The Hot Wells Hotel is consumed by fire. (It will burn three more times over the next 90 years.)
1917 – World War I
The funeral of First Lieutenant Irving Murdock McCracken, who was killed at Camp Kearny, San Diego, Cal., last Tuesday afternoon when a hand grenade exploded during practice, will be held from St. Mark’s Episcopal Church at 3 o’clock this afternoon. The body will be escorted by a detachment from the Nineteenth Infantry, Fort Sam Houston. Interment will be made in City Cemetery No. 3.
Managers of all of San Antonio’s hotels, motels and night clubs have promised to cooperate with the Prohibition ages to keep the city bone dry for the Christmas weekend.