1918 – World War I
The first charge brought in Bexar County under the new espionage law was filed this morning in Justice R. Neil Campbell’s court against William R. Wallace. A charge of assault with intent to murder was made against Wallace. It is alleged that Wallace stabbed Pat Maloney after Maloney chastised Wallace for cursing the United States and its participation in the war. The use of such language as charged is in direct violation of the state espionage law, which carries a penalty of from two to twenty-five years in the penitentiary.
Architect’s drawings for the new $1,500,000 Texas Theater were published (right).
McCreless Shopping City holds its grand opening celebration. The new mall contains the city’s second Montgomery Ward department store.