The San Antonio Light (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 11, Ed. 1, Saturday, April 14, 1883 Page: 1 of 8
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The San Antonio Light.
Vol. I -No. ii.
San Antonio Texas Saturday April 14 1883.
Ten Cents a Week
I SHEETS CORREVON & GASTLES S
JF? c Finest Stock of
Boots & Shoes
Ever Exhibited in tiis City.
I Alamo Plaza San Antonid Texas. I
Jiiin3 nitiitiittitiitiiiiMttiirtiiiiiMiii iiimiiiiiii ltiiiMiuniiiiiMiniiiii tiimift tun iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiniiii
TO CONSUMERS OF COAL OIL.
STAR AND ASTRAL OILS SSSSSX SSS52
Brilliant and Radiant Oils !
Aro tho only sufti 110 Ilro test brand. The nbovo brands wo guarantee Wo offor tlio
STEI.LAIt IMANi) of 1IU tost yellow oil to closo stock tit very low prices.
We also have the Common Low-Test CHESTER BRAND
Which We Request Rids On fnTalow'So.L
Waters Pierce Oil Com'y - - San Antonio Texas.
TURNER OPERA HALL.
T. V. HOWAUI)
For two performances only. Engagement
extraordinary of tlio Colcbratod South-
urn Humorist and Character Actor
Charactor sketches llKlitnliiK- changes and
metamorphosis. Over two hours of uunloyed
dyspcpsia-banl'lilng laughter. Popular prices
Admlsslou 75 50 anil 25 cents. Jlntlneo prices
60 mid 23 cents. Scuts reserved nt Hlsche's
without oxtm charge. l-H-at.
The lllc Fire
Ima loft llftv annum) I in I Iron nit atn.1 tin.
iinil burglar proof Mires In tho cold; th y lire
ror siiio at maiiuiaeiiirors cost at 1 liasl
Houston street san autumn Texas.
A Good Hoarding llouao
For sale In lino location well furnished and
lull of lioardars. Price JtMO eii.li. Ilir.-mv.
m- west Houston strcot. 4-n-tr.
Ho Good Knough to Note It.
Mr. Park Doo manufacturing Jowelor ami
nnirniver. Ima tnknn n.irt nf tlm firn it "11
Commerco street whoro he will carry on tho
huslnesa nf a manufacturing and repairing
Jeweler. IMllieiilt work and lino engraving a
siHflalty. Trade work from all parts of tho
maiu solicited anu sausincnon guurantccu
l'ark Doe 211 Commerce street San Antonio
ltargiilns In Houses and Lots
Two rock houses and lots cast of Alamo street
Two rock houses on Flores strcot ono for
$3500 nnd tho othor $31100.
Cottugo house of 5 rooms on Sun l'cdro
Lots for salo In all parts of tho city.
w. u. HILTON
208 West Houston stcrot.
Houston Streot noxt to Dr. Hi'iff'H residence.
All the delicacies of the season.
French Coo ks-Euronean Plan.!
ELEGANT I'UIVATG DINING ROOMS
OPEN DAYAND NIGHT.
Imported wines liquors and clears always on
To He Offered Only u Short Time by
Cohen .t Koonlghelm.
12 dozon still lints nt 50 cents each worth
$2.50 to $3.00.
25 dozeu lino wool hats at $1.00 each worth
7 dozon Moxlcan felt hats at SliOeach worth
1110 nioro of thosu genuine Indigo blue llannel
gulls Just received by oxpress ut $8.50 woith
60 dark casslnioro suits nt $8.50 worth $11.00.
60 dark casslmoro sulta nt $11 00 worth $111.60.
60 dark oasslmero suits at $3.60 worth $5.00.
60 dark cusslmora suits at $t 00 worth $0 00.
60 boys' bluollanncl suits at $200 worth $11 50.
100 pairs boys' eatelmero kneo pants at $1 00
worth Jl 50.
161 pairs English cottonado pants at l 25
worth $2 00.
5.i do.cn till silk handkerchiefs at 60 cents
This week wo offer special inducements to
city trade and only ak an Itirpectloti of tho
above bargains to convince you that you can
buy clothing or anything else in our Hue as
cheap nf us as In any eastern city.
aprStf Cohen & kok.nioiikim.
Just llecelved ut Joako'a
A largo assortment of gents' boys' and
youths' ready inado clothing. Call nnd too
Merchant Tailoring. 1
Cohen & Koonlghelin keep tlio tlnest lino of
Imported mid doiuestla goods. Thuy have tho
best eiittor and workmen in this city and their
prices are tho lowest. A Ut guaranteed or no
tiale and all thuy ask for Is n trial. Remember
tho place SOU and all Main Plaza. up2-tf .
The Central lintel
of Sail Antonio belmr In tbo veiv ccntornf tho
city between tho two depots with street ears
lu trout riinnlngtoaud lroin all publlo places
besides lioing tho most convenient to business
mill tin nlilntfl. Iintnl. llmW llm iipnii.nt ...
I ageinent Is tho cheapest Hrst-class hotel lu the
' I'ltv. lit II til Sl.ftl lil.r lluv. Knirllali. I.V nr..
?imiuii ijuriiiauiiuu iiuuauu sptiKun ilis me
oiuce oi singes nun nacKS to liamiern rieasau
Inn. t'i.in.uvllli. Ilnlnnu. St.. IIbiIwIit. Ijii-lmiIj
Siitlicrland Springs Stockdalo Leon Springs
llocrne Cmufor' I'onter Point Kcrrvll e
1'renericKsuiirg aim omer points uortli an
Mr. C. II. Mueller had added two beautiful
show winnows to his store on commerce street
In mm la alimvil vnn- IIiii wntnr.
color paintings in tho other a select stock of
artists materials ills stock nt artists and
painters materials is complete and cm
braces material for oil and water color Dalnt
lug lead pencil drawing crayon and pastel 1
painting porcelain und chinn decoration
ntiiiinin lihiitiiirrimliv. wnr flnurnra. ilnnnmtlvn
art coach painting. A rtlsts' lino brushesmathe-
matlcai Instruments oil nun water color paint
ings litiginvings nun enromos surpasses any
tlilni- v.l amin In Torna Kliulmita nnil Inv
ers of art lu Its various tvnes should seo this
olegant stock. Ho has tho largest and best
(elected stocK oi picture traincs ami mount.
Intra nil slzna. iivit lirollirlit tn Snn Antnnln
which ho otfers at uxtromnlv iow lliftlrns
Ho has tho solo agency for tho wellinown and
mostdtirablo "Asbestos paints reany for use
Thu color and durability of these paint
aro admitted by those who are an
ihotlty In such matters to be" tho
highest gruclo In tho market. His stock
of oils paints and wall paper Is complete
and his supply of window glass ot every size
and descrlntlnn Is vcrv lnnrc. ltv calllnir at
205 Commerco street tho publlo can bo pleased
and description Is very large lly calling nt
In any -of tho Hues mentioned as well as In the
low prices wtucn arnu ruio or the house
Anil Don't You (target It.
Mr. I.. Wollson draws special attention to
tho following Items which are worthy of his
HitlfH! Ilrim irulll. I'litllaril. Klllflh.lirninlnl
Mnli-n iilltlllllll. ullU- Kiitltiu antlll Mni-l'iillllonv
serge silks mid Diagonal silks In black or
tancy colors i or iiamisomo costumes.
Dr7.ua dnnilu; A vnrv tltin linn In nit tlm now
pat terns and fashionable materials aro oxhlb-
ltoil anil olrereu at nrlccs that dcrv cnmnntl
Ladles Furnishing floods: A choice lino of
hosier' glovos uuderwear.knlt goons enrscts
ruciiiugs eouars cuus ties nice mutation an
real embroideries: in met everything that
I lv r.(nilri. I'urilii.sa.
Millinery : An accomplished stair Is now
employed nnu ni'iiinery can o uono ut very
rensonaiiip cnarges anu
been made to the already lino Stock In this de-
partment and boys and gentlemen can obtain
nil articles suitable to tho season or tholr
wnrk nt prices that aro reasonable.
In llin rnmlliin. ilpniirtimnit will tin fnti ml
furniture ot all kinds suited tn all classes of
houses and at very )nw prices wardrobes
bed-room and parlor suite" secretaries chslrr
brackets mirrors and carpets which aro
marked nt.iLii RVnruiro of 25 our cant. hnUiw or
illnurv cltv lirlnn rnr similar irniula. (Mtlzmm
and visitors are respectfully Invited to call nnd
inspect the goods anu juuge tor themselves
"GIl'F" ON TIIK ItIO GKANIIK.
He Visits Governor Hunt's Coal Mines
anil la Completely Astonlalietl ut
the Amount of Developments
Laredo Texas April 12. Ai a mining
man in search of coal and coke the solution
of sutcesiful smelting enterprises for this
frontier. I this day In company with Dr. II.
Gerlich German Consul at St. Louis ; Mr.
John C. Salzgeber a prominent citizen of St.
Louis; Mr. II. Turcke. a German mining
cr.ntleman Irom Canualia Mexico; Mr. 1'.
Lister General Supetintendent of the
Mexican National : Mr. C. F. Whitney At
torney for the Texas Mexican railway ; Col
onel Iluneefnrd General Superintendent and
Governor A. C. Hunt President of the Kio
Grande and Pecos railway visited and most
thoroughly investigated the Hunt coal mines
situated 28 miles north of this point on the
The coal fields arc penetrated from Laredo
by over 30 miles of main line side tracks and
spans of the Rio Grande and Pecos railway
Standard cuace road with the third
rail now being laid to accommodate nar
euace' cars. One cannot believe
the amount of work that has been and is being
done in opening up these coal fields without
personal trip to the ruins.
First there is one noticeable fact that while
some enemies of the country and prejudiced
people have been abusing Uovcrnor Hunt
Taking every ellott to down him he lias kept
uietlv nt work cleveloninp' a nronerlv. prov
ing it to be a grand success tight in the face
of prominent condemnation that it would
prove an entire failure. In this work the
Governor has proven his superior ability as a
railroad manager. Acain. he has solved the
problem of the future success and prosperity of
our pouinwesiern ironticr. even san nnu-
nio's brilliant future as a manufacturing cen
ter is now in the "cards" and only needs
some shrewd capitalists .to "play the first
hand." Just think of it the best quality of
bituminous cokeing fine grade of gas and
steam and best quality ot cannel coals ifl
endless qunntity sufficient to supply the State
I lexas almost at our door.
ONE THOUSAND TONS NOW ON THE DUMP.
which can be delivered in car load lots at San
Antonio for $7 per ton Austin $8 Laredo
$5 and Monterey Mexico. Our entire party
were comnletclv astonished at the work inaug
urated on every hand and at a glance saw the
magnitude of (as- I once heard a prominent
railway official quote it) "Hunt's coal scheme
and little paper railroad which will never be
built. We first visited the
SANTO TO MAS MINE
situated at the present terminus of their rail
road onlv too vards from the Rio Grande
The main entrance to this mine is on the face
of a little foot hill back from (and fronting)
the river about 100 vards. and some (CO feet
above the tailroad track. From this opening
runs n. tram-wav to the banks of the river with
trestle work scales. dumns. screens and everv
improved convenience for the handling of
coal built over the railroad track. All waste
frnm !hi mini- in run In thr rnrl nt lhi- I mm
wav and dumped into the river will a fall of
75 feet. The main entrance or tunnel is
5hxS eett at present 893 leet long with 29
rnnms nnened un. Irom which thev are now
taking coal. At 500 and 700 leet in they have
two "cross centers" or cross tunnels in 300
feet each.for what they call "Jong wall work"
on each of which ioo miners can
work. The vein in this mine is onlv 22
inches but ol fine quality; from it they are
taking from 40 to 50 tons per day and with
lull iorce can increase it to 100
THE HUNT MINT
is also opened on the face of a foot hill front-inn-
the river and is reached bv a sour from
the main track. It is developed by two
fiaved gang ways or tunnels each 700 feet
ong with 19 rooms and air shaft all well tim-
bered and tramways complete for working
tn rvprv nilvanlanp. Ore taken (mm this
mine 30 times per day which can be increased
to 50 when necessary.
THE NEW SHAFT
This mine as vet is not named and for
convenience sake 'I v. U call it the "Mack
Diamond Mine" because its contents to
Western Texas are worth far more than dia
monds. This mine is six miles south of th
Santo Tonus reached by a switch from the
main track. It has a substantial timbered
shaft 10x21 feet divided into three compart
future bv inveitim' hit individual fortune.
doing more to develop our frontier than any
man we could have selected bv choice
At the same time the careful
observer can see at a clance
the Governor's lone and clear-headed
" eye to business." Out of his coal lands
Doings nnil Happenings About Town
IVhnt Yo Kepnrtor 8mv und
Has to May.
Tho beginning of thu week ushered in In a
on- h miliiir nnil alirnlllmnt Imimw.r ulrnt
will Prove to bit a long continuous nnd severe
which are included as a basis in his mortgage I summer. It seemed as though Vulcan opo'd
bond on his railroad he has set aside 2000 his mnslvo doors and shot down tho scorching
acres for the future great of the Rio Grande. lnrk "r Mt orrlul
This town tight Is beautifully situated on a stcii wending his melancholy thoughts toward
phteauonthebankoftheRio Grande ro- ho "Now fH recti Wood" or along tho "Silver
nuntically surrounded by a chain of foot hill ZSt th .r.v
with the coal mines to the northeast and south summer aired their now bonnet becomingly
oflt. It is laid off in the style and plan of donned the lighter fabrics of the'day.nndiniiny
Northern and Western cities with 80 foot I'""" .iiowblrd lovely lu the Innocence- of
streets at right angles with square blocks
lots with alleys and reservations for plazas . . avknukn r commp.iick.
parks churches school houses public build- mttn-r 0V;Vres attract Ivo to t iir wo drous
ingt etc. In the center of the town sijht is yes.
a foothill 50 feet above the town level and at tiik paiik.
150 feet above the river. On top of this foot On Wednesday artcruoon crowds of lovely
mil the Governor has already erected a huge dames with tlio small ones and the babies and
witer tank hnlilini' oc 000 nallnns lunnllml n0 .'""res Interspersed th roused abotitTiiivIs
waier tanK. nounni 95000 gai'ons suppiieu .llrkBOII1 tl) 8tpn ho hcuutlful strains or
by powerful pumps from the Rio Grande the Professor Hall's oxcollent band-others 1 to air
water first being filtered by a tunnel the river their new drtn-cs. Many then witnessed thu
bed bringing the water through a deposit of fashion and htvi.k
gravel. From this tank the water is or our San Antonio belles. Organdies sateens
carried over the town site in pipes giving a foulardj.grenadlncs nnd In fact nil kinds and
person sufficient for even fire purposes ?"r'8; "'":??'."? ."'I'dlum und Indifferent
White Carbon city donned in its Infant 'dress 8ts "ro H tPtaj-l.
only has a dozen unpainted houses and 100 nt.s tiik music ceaseii
E:r;.lSK ana EE s'!So
diet for a full city with not less than tooo carried on relative mostly to
industrious people receiving the admiration in I piiksm ami wiikiikto mrr it.
astonishment of the people of Texas inside of Thu merry group presently merged Into
keeps his health I would bet on it having 5000 hunosMiopular '0rIU8lon uml wnlkel ovur "
in five years nnd 10 coo in 10 years with two I
important railroads. i.ven now a lew sharp . . . .
business business men will find this an af- wwiincent establishment of S. Mnycr &
vanlageous location. ' thk location
VAL"AHLE 11UILDING STONE of this reputed house Its light and airy ai-
11 . 1 pcaraiicc combined with tho beautiful dla-
in endless quantities adjoin the town site and .layg and rich assortuiont of all kinds" "
quarries are now being opened. Quality. iiiies' ai-i-auei. anu neckmsahiks.
sand and lime stone 01 any size desired gives tho llrm their well-nieriUMl standing and
From what I sec.I would suggest that the con- preference Hinongst tlio great majority of thu
tractors of the State capitol building at Aus San Antonio ladles.
un wouia uo wen 10 investigate tnese quarries. I i.uvki.vi kledant: KNgui.MiTKl
They might find the stone they are looking I "Just tooprotty for anything" wcrusomu of
uiu uiuiiuniuiuu rumarKsoi mu patrons; whllo
;thcr iiieni- crowd wero arguing tlio 'merit
and fluidities of somo pretty novelty.
It 18 llOtUWnrtllV mt U hnnm h.
small capital or a good credit is to take hold i.eaiikiis in all pei'AIitmkntm.
and handle the coal from these und ovcry week proves that It nava m mn.ir
mines. It would be an eay tafe business ccrtnln Ifnesof goodsnt small miirgities.thoru-
and pay handsomely if attended to properly. b)' K"Mi"' tl10 ll0U8 'losu of
T rli.rit. nnlhlnn Cnr thi ..n..lin .t i( THOUSANDS OK POI.l.AllS WOIITH OP niinilst.
ary of our readers take hold of it remember ?'-V"J'cri .8on f?!1 KiHls elicniily hocuuso
thtthe Light will be most happy to adver- aiilfW
tiseu at our regular rates wnicn will surely I Lvery thing lu this popular house bears a plain
bring you success. GlKF. number representing the prleo of tho article.
""" ui can wnun you will
of Supplement for I.ocnl News "t"1 "'at everybody Is
HItlTISH ASSOCIATION. will. mil rririlril Inwnnlth ni-al.1
Next weokS. Mayer & Sou will'oirnrsniim
1110 uniirges Against. 1110 l'resiiiont 1 nil eAiiuuiuiinuv
Antl 11 Vote of Cunlldoiice l'aiaed. UIIIVES IN ALL SOUTH.
Thellritish association held their usual n"d wjll l'ubllsh through our colunins nn
business meeting In Struve's hall last night purtmcnts. ' 'ifuij-
:he President W. Holland occupying the to eo 11 win bo well wortlf
. . 1 i-tuuMu Artii Art insi'KtrriiiM
cnair. 1 . . . ....... . ..
Mr. C. K. Law of San Antonio and Mr pit rebuses. Iteiiinuibcr their home H. Mayer
ID O Crab were elected members Mr & SoL '''ll"ry funey dress and staplo goods
j. u. u. v-rao were eiccteti memuers. nir. 1 COrucr Commerco und Navarro strcots.
T. N. Crye resigned owing to his leaving the
The charter oi the ass ciatlon was read and l'l""t"""lt"Colo"jl au""" -l the
ments one for water steam and air pipes and
two for cages and elevators. At a depth of
105 feet in the shaft they cut the 22 inch vein
on which the other two mines are onenrd
And at 117 feet reached last Friday they
cut the "black diamond" lor Western exas
a 42 inch vein of clear clean cokeing coal
Overlavinc each of the veins in this shaft is 1
vein of first-class fire clav. which will
prove of great value in the development
of smeltinc enterprises on this frontier. From
all appearances and investigations th's coal
deposit is in the shape ol a basin about bxlb
miles square and with this idea the "Black
Diamond" has been opened in about the cen
ter of the basin. First-class improved ma
chinerv. immense encines. water nuinns. ele
vators hoisting machinery boilers cutting
machinery for cutting down the machinery in
large blocks are already on the ground which
will be put in operation as rapidly as possible
and it is safe to predict that inside of six
ordered to be filed Mr. I. II. Copeland re
ceiving a complimentary vote of thanks for
presentation of his notarial fees to the funds
The Iiullding society scheme was read and
referred to committee.
The charges of Mr. R C. Symington
Charming Hermliia l'lorea to the Alli.r
It was Ihe intention that the marriaee of
Lieutenant-Colonel Felix M. Gutierrez of
Monterey with Miss Herm'tna Flores should
have been a grand affair in so far as it was
consistent wilh the fact that they had recently
been in mourning. The religious ceremonial
against the officers and council of the asso- was arranged to take place in San Fernando
ciation were then presented. Mr. Symington cathedral to be solemnized by Hieh Mass
charged: ... and accompanied by full choral service hut
The President (W. Holland) with partial- news was received late last night of the death
itv in preferring vounr? members to old mem- I rr imnnin r.rl.n -.; -.i i...i.
hers in procuring employment and toJiis law of the bride's mother. The ceremony
pai!. .1 l.-s as .Valrman.- was therefore reduced to its simplest
. ' . . v " ;uu-ijiui lorro. 111c uour set lor ihe mar-
wilhjiarliality towards certain members no riage was 10 o'clock and by that time
specific instance being made. San Fernando cathedral was crowded with
'I he Council with general derelictiort of interested spectators. About 10:45 o'clock the
onuai pariy arrivcu at me camearai and were
Some person or persons unknown with received by the Rev. Father Pedro de V.
iving revealed the business of the associa- Lozana of Monterey and the Rev. Father
jn to reporters contrary to the constitution Geholin. Taking their places the ceremony
1. V .1 1 r u . proceVled. At the close the bridal party
The President then left the chair and the passed down the aisle in the following order
isociation resolved itself intoj committee The bride and bridegroom
hird Vice President G. W. Appleyard being Miss Fiancesco Flores and Scnor Severino
elected tl preside. After a careful investica- Villareal.
ti.n into the charges against the President Miss Marie Lacoste and Senor Icnacio
the association unanimously decjded that Morelos Ziragosa. V
there was no ground for the charge and Mirs Teresita Garcia and Colonel H. U.
passed a vote of confidence in the President. Adams. -
Mr. Svminnton then nave notice that lie iliil I Tl. w..-.1.:.. .k. :i ...
not intend to proceed with the other charges bride's father on Alamo street where the
1 he meeting adjourned at a late hour the bridal luncheon was served to a select number
National anthem hemp sunir. I rrrnc
TTT. Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Gutierrez lf.
The inimitable SoutherV'facial artist gave ttvnrnrmae;" Mnerey'
two of his varied and interesting entertain- The bride is the charming daughter of
ments Friday and Saturday nights. As an oennrjosc anu aennra juana ftlontes de
impersonator pf characters we have never seen f '5"i j"!W" "T '?.an eleCan' '.':
1 1 ... 1 . .. caded silk dress and were the usual bridal
his superior. He does not weary an audience wrCath and oranr-e blossoms.
with a sameness but gives that variety which Colonel F. M Guiterrez is an ofiicer in the
renders an entertainment delightfully enjoy.v Mexican army who is held In high estimation
tie enters so muy into tne cnaracter he ""."'s "v vv"-
is personating that it seems Incredible the The ushers were Messrs. Leonard' Garza
and affrcted school girl to the wild and reck- Jne wllole nrrangemer.ts devolved upon Mrl
less cowbov of the Western frontier from ihe Cassiano who performed his arduous dniies
ana 11 is sate 10 nreoici mai lnsiue oi six . - . . . . 1 1 i ... .
months the "Black Diamocd" will be opened T " 0 ' Aatama q"'r. He '" ""emaniy manner.
up sufficient to furnish employment fur 500 V'T'''M"l7'J C?5"TB ecuperieciiy. lteoorder's ConrtT
jners in 111 new 1 oik newsuoy ne cxninits a won I vv T ' j-
derlul versatility ol talent. He is humorous I " uuuiuicu ior being
musical pathetic series and tragical at will drunk on the street. Clara a veritable
AN EYE TO BUSINESS.
While Governor Hunt came o our frontier In brief he is a modern Protius. As Othello Topsy throwing stones was continued in
at a time when every capitalist in the land he wteps over Desdemona's death. And as next Monday. Louis Gonzales drunk ar.l
was afraid of us both for salety of life and Macbeth raves In the fight with Macduff. I diorderly was fined Sc. lefT Fdward. .InmS
nrnnertv. he has shown his rnnnrirnrn In nnr fl .vnrhhiuv. Mime .1 12 t. r... 1 r.3 J" l-uwrus urunk;
-Lynchbuig Ni ws on the jlre ts finei
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