The San Antonio Light (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 18, Ed. 1, Monday, April 23, 1883 Page: 1 of 6
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The San Antonio Light.
Vol. I.-No. 18.
San Antonio Texas Monday April 23 1883.
Ten Cents a Week
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CALCASIEU LUMBER Mil
East Commerce Street adjoining Sunset Railroad
P. O. Ilqx 283 Telephone 291.
KKKP CONSTANTLY' ON HANI)
Consisting or Training Timber Iluxlng Fencing DrcBed Flooring Siding Headed Celling
iiii Pinlshlnir Lumber: ulso a full supply or Door? Sash Illlivln. Mouldings Shingles Dressed
nncl ltouSli 1'lckoU or nil Patterns Plastering Lith Ilarbod Wire Mixed Paints llulldors
Hardware and overytblntf round in u tlrst-cluss lumbor yard. We uio prepared to furnish
special bills to orUCr at Blion mmcc ucni i-uuuui.-ii.-u nun uuu vii mu miJiLSl. mills 111 1110 v-Ult'U'
Rough Lumber same price as Rough Texas Pine $25 per M.
San Antonio Lumber Co. A. T. Hens ley Manager.
Houston 8treet next to Dr. HcrlT's residence.
All tho delicacies or tho season.
ELEGAXT miVATE DIXIXG ROOMS
OPEN DAY AND NIOIIT.
Imported wines liquors and cigars always on
CARTER & MULLALY
funerals Furnished With. Every Requisite
Special attention given to forwarding bodies
to an paruui niuumnu 011111-'.
coniieetlon. Culls attended day and night.
n r.r H.n lnnniat alonks In tho cltv. can he
found at J. Jcsko & Sons' Alamo plaza. 3-20-tr
If you want lellablu Intormatlon about
Mexico go to NioTengg bookseller Commerro
street and purchaso tho Ilepubllii or Mexico In
1882 with tho best map or our sister Republic
ull lor $2 SO per copy. 4-5-tt
A lino saddle horse with saddle and bridle al-
most new. Ilorso has been worked to harness.
Inquire at this ollleo. 1-11-tr
J. (I nclser gunsmith bus removed from.
South Flores to West Coiumerco street iicur
International round house. t-20-Ut
Room for Rent.
A woll furnished cool front room at 1003
avenue C. l-l'Htt.
Good prlvato hoard wllh or without ronm.nt
2H0 Crocket street by Mrs. Julia A. King near
Monger hotel. lwk
Ho Good Enough to Note It.
Mr. Park Doe manufacturing Jowelor and
engraver has taken part of tho store at 211
Commerco street whevo ho will carry on tho
business of a manufacturing and lepalring
Jeweler. Difficult work and lino engraving a
sticcialty. Trade work from all parts of the
State solicited nud satisfaction guaranteed
l'utk Doe 211 Commerco street Sau Antonio
Just the Thing lor Slimmer
Mr. Frank A SelTel has Just received a flno
lot of tho Improved Triumph Coal Oil Stoves
of all sizos suitable rorall purposes. They will
boll roast and heat anything without tho
necessity at a lire. Price from 75 conts. Call
undseothniu at Sertoli's store Alamo street
opposlto George Dullulg's. 1-12-1 m
.Great Bargains In Houses and Lots.
Hook house and lino lot with tlower gardcu
nml u-rnne arbor noar Avenue D. for $2100.
Two bouses on one lot on avonuc D for
Nice cottage ou San Pedro avenue 0 rooms
Hook houses near Alamo street $1200 $1000
Two nice now houses noar Sunset depit
Lots for sale In all parts of the city.
SOS Wcjt houiton itroet
IV. 1.. IlliilUM
To lie Offered Only a Short Time by
12 dozen stiff hats at GO cents each worth
J2.M to $3.00.
25dozen fine wool hats ut 81.00 each worth
lozen Mexican full. Imln nf .- 1.
100 more of thoso genuine Indigo blue llanncl
Milts Just received by express at 88.50 worth
N) dark casslmoro Hiiltn nt .in wnrili en mi
W dark cas9lmero suits at $11 00 worth $13.50.
50 dark casslmero suits at $:i.50 worth $5.01).
50 dark cassiinero suits at $1 (10 worth 40 U0.
50 boys' blue tlanncl suit At SLnn. nnh mm
100 pairs boys' cusaluiore knee pants at $1 00
151 pairs 'English eottouado pants at $125
worth 12 00.
M dozen all silk handkorchlcfs at 50 cents
llils week we offer special Inducements to
city trade and only ak an Inspection of the
above bargains to convlnco you that you win
buy clothing or anything else In our line as
cheap of us as In any custom city.
aprau coiien & Kokniqueim.
A NEW DEPARTURE
Hy a New Road tu Elegance nud Style.
In addition to thn ironenil nnlera lm.il Li
the Commander of tho Knights Templar Mr.L.
Vimfrnn now comes forward with Ills inundate
nun announce to mo lames that now Is the
time to get thoso lino embroidered dress pat-
terns which nre now 011 exhibition In ull styles
colors mid qualities; thoy surpass in beauty
Mulsh and price anything heretofore otrcred.
A spoclal oiler Is nuw being inado of a largo
In all colors double and single width nt sur-
risiugljr low uriuun.
Tho department of
fink sii.K mu:ss ooniig
has Just been rep'lonUhed and Is so perfectly
comuleto that It can not berouallpilHnvwhern.
a iurj- imge iissurinicui 01 uguieu lawns ju't
opened and aro now offered at 5 cents per
Mr. Wollson now otblblts with 11 great deal
of nrlile. thu larirest stnekif IihIIkh' UnirnrlA In
all their delicate makes or Taney ornamental
mm in-uuiiiui siyies aujoining wnicn is spread
to the admiring gazo the tlnest and most dell.
cato stock of embroidered and lace goods of till
uesci unions nanus mines necKWcnriuiu col-
lais In all imagluablu stvlcs and iinttprns
Sf ecial attention Is Invited to u new lot of tho
latest Btyics 111
which cannot be undersold and aro unequalled
In Unlit or nrlee.
Gloves of nil patterns silk mlts and very
uesi. iimiuis ui kius 111 me inarKet.
And last but not loist. cornea thn nnnnunen
ment of Wolfson's liolug tho headquarters Tor
mo iiiivsi. uiiu Krauuesi uispiay 01
or which bettor uuahtles cannot bo bad any-
wiiereininu iiiiici oiatos. me
I.AIIICS' SllOt; DEl'AllTMENT
iscomplolo in Ihe latest stylish Innovations of
an Kinus. omomcuig a Hill Hue or Bftiiuius ana
should tnko notlco that tho best dlsDlav o
toweling and all qualities of towels tahlo
cloths bleached and unbleached and Turkey
red and a largo assortment of lino damask
goods of this line with napkins to match tho
cioins are nriug suowu at n oiisou s ism
porium or nisiiicm.
The popular turners and cabinet makers of 220
Hist Houston streot navo eompietea ttiotr new
shop. Thoy aro now ready to excuuto any and
an woik 111 ineir 11110 ana mvito tuoir cus
tumors and the public generally to give them 1
trial. They will make ovory effort with thel
increused laciuiics 10 pieuso evoryuouy
work and prices.
Sands of Life.
Tlmonor tldu waits tor no man but tho sands
nt liro continue to now on ami on year
voar. never stonnlng. novel hesitating
wora oe wasiu uuichh iicuaHioueu uy 11 -wuugu
Cold or soul. Lung Affection where Dr. lios-
anko's Cough aud Lung Syrup arrests it and
makes tho snail of tlfo lis allotted three score
and ten.. On to C. Sohaso A. Drqlss orL.
T1IK SHOOTING PICNIC.
Tho KcliueUen Veieln Have ml Enjoyable
Outing to the Leon
Tho SchuWen roreln had an enjoyablo plcnlo
to the Leon yesterday. Thu party consisted or
about UO persons. At the Cioodmoor raniro 300
ards prize shootltnr;was executed with tho fol-
lowing result : First prize. Andreae; second
llauer; third ttcss; fourth Dorsehe: lit th New-
man; 30 competitors. In tho second round tho
lonowing result occurrcn : j-irsi pruc
iiorschc; sec lid (ir.itnnus; inini Aiiurcae;
tnnrth. Miiulmll- llflh K. Ilreis. In tho star
sliootiiitr Messrs. Werner and Andrcau lead
wiin eight points. air. 11. .org nau live points.
M". Oltn Andrcaoesuoclallvdlstlnirulshod him
self by accurate shontlug. Tho party also en-
loyeu incmsoivcs in oilier ways aim apian
Highly or the good time they had.
THEY THY AGAIN.
The Gamblers Attempt to Reopen Their
Saloons Wliloh Are Closed.
All attempt was made on Saturday to ro-
commenco gambling In tho city by tho Arling-
ton Washington and Revolving Light saloons.
Captain Karher was quickly on tho scene and
ordered them to c'oso Intimating his Intention
to report tho matter to the grand jury. All
submitted but In ono Instance ho was refused
admittance. On threatening to break open thn
door he was allowed to Inspect the place all
traces or gambling buying In tho meanwhile
been cleared away.
It Is stated that Mr. Ileddlek who Is connect-
ed with Kevcnil gambling saloons has Instruct-
ed those in which he Is Interested to open at nil
hazards. 1110 ponce nowever aro equally ue-
erm ncd that ho shall not do so. Thu Issue ol
this new phaso reinutus to bo seen.
Antonio Drummer's Experience In
Accepting a Dog Present
Mr. Cox the woll known drummer Is very
fond or dogs. Tho other day ho went In Hallf
llros'. store and tho'a saw Nat Sutsbacher
stroking a verj Que dog. " That's a lino dog"
says Cox. ' Yes" replied Nati " but I can't
keep him." How Is that? " askod Cox. " Woll
you sec" say Nat " my landlady objects to
dogs and I cannot kcop him." "(llvo him to
mo then." responded Cox " I'll take caro lot
nun. r. 111 men saia ns tar as no was con-
cerned Cox might have tho dog. Thedollghted
drummer. Immediately borrowed a rope Him
placing 11 arounu mo uog s necg toon 11 Lome.
Mr. Cox was haiuiv. but his hannlness was of
short duration. The uext day he received a
communication that ho had bocn seen taking
tho writer's dog borne and he better return it
at once to avoid furthor trouble a prosecu-
tion for dog stealing bolng hinted nt. Tho (toir
did not bolong to Nat and of course Mr. Cox
at onco returned It but It Is dangorous to talk
or dogs In bis presence.
SAVED HY MASONRY.
Mr Slnnott Tells the Light Commissioner
Why He llecmue a Mason
III a short conversation upon matters apper
taining to the Knights Tomplur celebration In
this city Sir Knight II. T. Slnnot told tho Liomt
commissioner why he bocamo a Mason :
During tho war I was In the Confederate
army and was ono of a squad who was detailed
to shoot seven Yankees who had been caught
Ithln the linos and who woro condemned to
death. Tho prisoners wero brought out and
ranged In their places rnrdoatn. '1 Do Lieu-
tenant In command noticing certain signs In
ono of the condemned spoko to him and thon
released him nutting another condemned man
In his place. Tho action somehow reached tho
cursor tho GcnTal "ml our Lieutenant was
placod under arrest ui.J court 'urtlalcd. Tho
Lloutcnimt admitted his offence and when
pressed lor tils reason said 'I urn a Mason tho
man I released thnuirh u strauiror. was nlso a
Mason ' Tiiaiscttioii it auu 1110 i.icutcnunt
was acquitted. 1 tnen saw tuo powor and
utllltr of Mtisonrv. and at tho llr.t oiinortunltv
urterwards I became ono of tho fraternity."
AN UNFORTUNATE PICNIC.
The Adventures of Geo-ge Smith and Ills
Friends at the Medina.
Ocorgo Smith tho genial assistant at Kal-
toyer's drug store his brother and a friend
named Vlllarcal decided to have a prlvato plo.
nlo yesterday. Thoy hired a prlvato convoy.
unco and at 5 o'clock set out for tho Medina.
Whon half wayboteon Ihe city and that place
tney nau too mi'ioriuno 10 oroaa a snait unci
tlmrefnro could not reach their rendezvous he.
fore 10 o clock. Alter sponnuig r groater
rnrtof tho day In recreation they began to
tiunK anour reiurnimr nomo. 'inevcouni not
not their shaft ro ualred. and wero unable to
biro anotnor convoyance so ttiey decided to
return nomo u-ing biiiink s ponv in other
words by walking When about six miles en
route thev wero too tired to nroceed further.
and made tor tho soctlou house. Intending to
sleep there but fortunately a train came bv.
Tbnv hulled It. wore taken aboard and arrived
home. Oeorgo says ho Is not so enthusliietlo
about iilenli-H as he used to bo. and will ho
careful about tho next expodltlou of a similar
The Governor and the Crank
A crank recently wrote nn Illiterate letter to
Governor Ireland asking that he would equip
htm with power and authority to bring crlm
I rials to Justice of which ha says a great Dum
ber are running t large xne Governor In.
striteted one of his Secretaries to say that he
had no obJoctlon to his doing so. and hones hn
will catch thoin all. Tho roply may not ho so
satisfactory to tho applicant as to tho Gov
ernor inasinucn ns n gives no real unswer to
The Ban Pedro Springs Races
Tho races at tho springs on Saturday at-
tracted considerable attention and was largely
The mile dash for n $200 stake had two en
tries 11. A. Arthur's Kcno and (!. Illumo's
Dick Swivclor. The latter won. Timo two
In tho hair mile trotting iioub post throe nut
Of lire purse $100. iuQ to tho winner $40 to tho
snoond J II Itlley's Itoscoe 2 11:F II.
Knapp's Hilly MoKay !). 2 ? and C. U Calvert's
Lady Armlstcad The Unto was liUH. 1:30 1:'H.
Tho third moo was a hair mil" dash re-a-atcd
Bnft.i ' Tho result wait it. MoCairorty's'hla"k mare!
in itS'lt l!J- Vandenbtrg's Eva llrltton 2 2j J.
!" V i Ynhn. It 11 'T'lltin. ll'KIIU.
Thn Mayor pro torn occupied the seat ot
Judge Callaghsn this morning.
Ho wm tup.
prompted by ihe' City Aforney
wuu inreAl cuuriuJiy anu suiiivy vnecil
was out of the ordinary war. A Mexican beat
his wire nnd was nrrcstod and she made her.
seir disorderly in the anto.room down slain at
tho tlmo of arrest so that Bhe could b incar-
cerated with hor husband. Another cnu was
brought up or Insulting language u witness
swearing that thu language used was tno com-
mon language or thu city especially boarding-
houses. There wero 13 cases or an ordinary
character so great a number only occurring
on special occasions such as raids etc. Thirty
or thoso cacs were tried and lines to the
amount nt Sl.Vi Icvlod. Throe coses were dis-
missed and 10 were continued.
Not the First.
To the l-Mltor or the San Antonio Lkiiit:
Is not the lUtement In the Light of April
iq that Mist Fannie Gilmore has the honor
ofbeinc the first lady employed in the office
nf the Western Union Telegraph company
slightly erroneous ?
If memory serves tight it was about five or
six years go when a young lady then Miss
Anna Pollmar now Mrs. MUtiurn wife of
thetelephone manager in Galveston was em-
ployed in the same capacity at the same
Larkdo Texas April 21. General G. C.
Gardener General Manager of the Texas and
Mexican and Mexican National railroads ar-
rived on the 19th from Monterey Mexico
and left yesterday at 4 p. m. for Corpus
Chtlsti thence to Galveston by steamer
where he is to meet General Palmer and
Walter Minchman Presidents of the Palmer-
Sullivan combination and the Mex-
ican National Construction company and
it is probable that this mee ing of
railroad representatives in the Island City
will effect a satisfactory compromise of the
legal difficulties now existing between the
Gulf Colorado and Santa Fe and Texas and
Mexican railroads in relation to the right-of-way
in that city. So soon as the necessary
terminal facilities are secured the later road
in Galveston the narrow ounce will be pushed
to early completion which is a matter ol
much importance to the people there as well
as the road and the rich country through
wincn it is to run.
Some parti's are here makinc propositions
to our ctty representatives to light Ihe city
witn water gas.
Our people stand at the gateway of nppor
tunlties and unlets they take advantage of
the situation ana tne good Ming that lay
around loose the day will come when they
win nave reason to regret.
WORK IS RAPIDLY PROGRESSING
on all divisions of Ihe Mexican National
railway in Mexico. Saltilia will be reached
bvTulvie. The steam drill usel bv the
Mexican National Construction company is
uoing wen 11s wuik 111 111c uauyun country.
LATEST NEWS ITEMS.
New York's Legislature is asked to ex
tend the principle and methods of the
Pendleton Civil beryice law to btate and local
The Government's Franchise bill in
Canada introduced recently gives a vote to
widows and spinsters with a property valua
tion 01 $400
The proposed prohibitory amendment to
the Connecticut Constitution failed in the
State House of Representatives for want of
A compulsory education bill the Senate
substitute for the original bill of the House.
hat been passed by the Rhode Island Legis-
lature. The Boston Civil Service Co-operative
societr. wuicn was incorporated about two
yars ago with $10000 capital has voted to
wind up its store not naving ueen prohtable
In New York 40000 women an I girls sup
port themselves by their own labor and
30000 other women support themselves and
their husbands by manual labor and brain
Notwithstanding the current belief that
newsDanrr renorten are Dast nravirr fir. the
chaplain of the New York assembly recently
made a special invocation tor this hardened
class ol men.
William II Vanderbilt took n seats for his
family and friends for the Nilsson concert in
New York Monday night and General Diaz
took 100 seats.
Ji hn Nelson the inventor of the knitting
machine which is now extensively used in
this country and tn curope died at Rock
ford. III. on Sunday last aged 53 years. He
was a native af Sweden but cirre to this
c untryin i8e.2. Pe patented a great num
ber of articles many of which have proved
very useful. For some lime past he has
been at work perfecting a new improvcm nt
on ins celebrated Knitting machine and h
overtaied hlmiclf. He 1 avis a wife
npd several chileren and considerable pro
The most recent items from Moscow in re
gard to the coronation reparations are that
no lewer tlnn 4000 electric lamps cover th
copula of the great belfry tower and 120 th
cross; that new parquet flooring is being
laid down in all the 1 rind hlls ot 'he Krem
lin; that a soldier with a fixed bayonet stand
over every uroun ol workmen and that th
hotel piices have already advanced to fabu
lous heights Invitathns to Ihe ceremony
navmg as yet Deen wsuen oniy to men som;
anxiety exists at St. Petersburg among the la
A successful thief on New England rail
roadt manages to sit near a traveler whos
trunk he knows to be valuable then 1
tries to turn over the back of the seat and
pretends to hnd some dllhculty with the lock
and asks the victim for the loan of his check
to slip d wn upon the rach and so throw it
out ol place while tnu using the article h
exchanges it for another which he hands
back without the trick being detected. At
the end of the journey he loses no time in
pr-sentlng the stolen check and getting wy
wnu ins "KiiBB wnisn i it mistnvu
LATE TELEGRAPH IC NEWS.
Constantinople April 21. Seligman
'atha. well known for his defense nl r
Pass during the late war between Russia and
Turkey is dead.
Quriikc April 21. It is understood that
the Quebec Central railway will lose $250-
oco by the failure of its English ageiili.
Cooper Hall & Co.
London April 21. The race forlhe crand
international steeple chase handicap was the
principle event of the running at the Sundown
r"ark club meeting to day. It was won by Al-
bert Cecil Montalbau second Standard third.
Berlin April at. Ilismarck held confer-
ences Thursday and Friday with the Ministers
of Worship and the Interior on the subject
of the church bill and participated In the
Cabinet Council to-ilay lo discuss the bill
wincn ue sun sirongiy recommends.
St. I'rtkrsiiurg April 21. Emperor and
Empress will reach Moscow on the 21st of
May for Ihe coronation on the 271)1. Tl r...
tivlties include eight grand balls to be pro-
longed until the Sth of June. The slate en-
try into St. Petersburg will be made on the
om 01 mat moniu.
Mnltllatcil United Ktaten Note.
Washington April 21. -The appronria-
tion for redemption of worn and multilatcd
United States nole for the fiscal year 1S82
and 1SS3 is nearly exhausted. No ap-
propriation for this service for the next fiscal
year was made at the last session of Congress.
Therefore aller the present appropriation is
exhausted no notes of this description can be
redeemed at the Treasury department until
-uugrcss makes anotner appropriation for
A Case nf VliilonlSmnll-pox
SAN Sada April 21. Mrs. Hayden. of
Louisiana who is here visiting her brother.
and who contracted small pox while passing
inrougn new uneans has entirely recovered
but her little son has the cliseim- In it.
virulent form. Dr. Greg the attending phy-
sician thinks there is no danger of the disease
sprraning as tne lamuy who have it live four
miles from town; but to imure further safety
the authorities have quarantined against the
Smuggling In Texas.
Washington April 21. It is reported to
the Treasury department that smuggling i
being extensively practiced on the Rio Grande
river and that a difference of opinion exists
between the District Attorney for the South-
ern District of Texas and the Collector of Cus-
toms at Brownsville as to the authority of
the officers of the latter to arrest persons de-
tected in the act of smucelinr. The nueninn
has been iefe-red t t te Solicitor of lht)('reas-
-ij ui viuuiuu 1 uuouiitiior says ne lias
no doubt that officers have the same legal
right to arrest offenders that they have tu
seize smuggled goods provided the arrest is
not made on Mexican territory.
Death or a Prominent Protectionist.
PtrmiURG April 21. James Park Ir..
one of the oldest iron and steel manufactu-
rers in this city died this morning of apo-
plexy. Mr. Patk was prominently identified
with all public and charitable movements.
He was a man possessed of wonderful will
power and tenacity of purpose nnd built up
one of the largest establishments in the coun
try. He was a strong protectionist presiding
at the natural tariff convention last summer
and during".ihe past winter spent most of his
time at Waihxgton advocating high tariff.
His estate is valued at over $3000000 while
his life was insured for $300000
Duulin April 21. Owing to the receipt of
private information of contemplated mii-
deeds by lawless persons policemen armed
with swords and revolvers have been placed
at the Central Postal Telegraph Exchange
and Customs offices and every preparation
has been made to repel any demonstration
apainst the buildings.
CORK April 21 Hearing in the cases ol
Carmody Morgan O'Herlihey and Feather-
stone arrested here some days ago on charge
of being erigaged in ihe dynamite conspiracy
was resumed this mornirg It was proved
that the two documents found on Deasy one
of the men arretted at Liverpool for bringing;
explosives and infernal machines into En-
gland ordering a. ids in the name nf O'Herli-
hey at GIgow were In the writing of Fealh-
e s ore as an alias.
DuilLlN April 21. Twenty persons have
been arrested in the town of Milltown Mal-
bay county Claire on the charge of con-
spiracy to murder landlords agents nnd ofli-
cials. Two of the prisoners have turned in-
formers. Dr. Martin commitled suicide In a peculiar
way at Candeloria Nev. tecently lie had
b-en drinking with a crowd of men in a
sslnnn but suddenly grew gtave nnd posi-
tively sober. He staled to the crowd that he
had tried in vln to conquer his thirst for
drink and had determined to leave the world
at I o'clock "but boy" he added "as a
last favor allow me to do so by music." A
band of Italian musicians were called up and
he d ank a cWe of mornhinc. Every one
thought it was a hoax believing he was only
taking salts When he dropried asleep in a
chair the crowd left to allow him to rest
peacefully In the morning he was found
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