Officer Frederick Fieldstrup is the first recorded San Antonio Police Officer in San Antonio to die in the line of duty. He is killed on the corner of Market Street and Alamo Street in a shoot-out with Bill Hart, a notorious gambler, and two of his companions. Hart and his two companions were also killed along with Fieldstrup.
The San Antonio Express prints the account of the lynching of German immigrant Robert Prager in Illnois on April 4. Prager professed his love of America and kissed the flag that his tormentors wrapped him in. Despite this, the drunken mob hanged him under suspicions of disloyalty.
U.S. District Judge John H. Wood Jr. of San Antonio is assassinated while getting into his car at his home in San Antonio. Charles Harrelson, father of actor Woody Harrelson, is later convicted of the crime and sentenced to two life terms.