January 9 in San Antonio history…

1889
Demolition begins on the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at 324 Soledad.  The church was the first Protestant church in the city, dedicated in 1853 as the Paine Methodist Epsicopal Church.

1900
San Antonio has at last been placed on the list of Andrew Carnegie and will get $50,000 for a new library.

1908
Temperance advocate Carrie A. Nation arrived in the city today and immediately made speeches against liquor and tobacco in the Silver King, Two Brothers and Menger Hotel bars.  One of the saloon-keepers in town stated, “If she comes in here, I will not be responsible for what happens to her.”  She did not do any damage, however.  She checked into the Bexar Hotel and gave a speech at the Market House in the evening.

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