October 18 in San Antonio history…
World War I – 1915
Sir Edward Carson, the attorney general of Great Britain, resigned today. No reason for his resignation has been given but it is understood that he disapproves of the policy which is being followed in the Balkans and the Dardanelles and the method of confiding the whole national policy to a small “inner cabinet.”
No less than 50,000 people packed Alamo Plaza today on the occasion of President Taft’s first public speech in this city. Other thousands lined the streets to get a glimpse of the distinguished visitor.
In response to a congratulatory telegram sent to him by San Antonio businessmen, Venustiano Carranza, head of the Constitutionalist party in Mexico sends the following message via telegram:
Hipolito, Mexico, Oct. 17.
Samuel Belden, San Antonio, Texas:
Kindly convey in my name to the business and professional men of San Antonio my thanks and gratitude for their kind interest in behalf of the proposed recognition of the Constitutionalist government of Mexico by their government.