U.S. Government property is surrendered by General Twiggs at San Antonio to the Secession Convention Commissioners. If this had not been a peaceful transfer, it would be known as the event that started the Civil War – right here in San Antonio.
The Boston Beaneaters of the National League are in San Antonio today for a game at San Pedro Park. Mr. Tom Wade, the well-known opera singer, has agreed to umpire the game. (The “Tamale Chewers” were no match for the Beaneaters, who won 21 to 3.)
A. J. Drossaerts (right) became the first archbishop of San Antonio at noon today. In San Fernando Cathedral, crowded to the doors by the thousands, the wool band with four crosses was placed on his shoulders by Archbishop John W. Shaw of New Orleans.