August 30 in San Antonio history…
World War I – 1915
President Woodrow Wilson has given up his plans for an extended vacation this year, reports the San Antonio Light. He had planned to spend September at Cornish, N.H. but has decided to remain in Washington until the tense situation with Germany regarding the sinking of the S. S. Arabic is resolved.
A city detective chasing a burglary suspect today at Alamo and Market streets fired warning shots into the air in order to persuade the suspect to stop. One of the bullets entered a northeast window of the children’s room in the San Antonio Public Library and shattered when it hit a steel bar in the window frame, showering glass and bullet fragments onto the startled readers. No one was injured and the suspect was apprehended when he jumped into the San Antonio River.