The San Antonio Light (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 36, Ed. 1, Monday, May 14, 1883 Page: 1 of 4
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The San Antonio Light
Vol. I.-No. 36.
San Antonio Texas Monday May 14 1883.
Ten Cents a Week.
Caution to Consumers of Coal Oil.
JSSTThis company from tilts date will not linmllo IUBtirailCO Oil and Ptiro-
Uno for the following reasons: Insurance Oil Tnnk Co. who claim to own
these Trade Mark brands have not during several year past had any regular source of Oil
supplies but have received IiiHttrnilCH Oil and Plirolliio from sources where they
could buy cheapest without regard to quality. IiiBUruncts Oil is simply
nuy qtlHIItyot Water White oil. Consumers lnivo no tfliunuitco of Its Fire
Test or purity. Ptirolino is simpiy any quality of 74 Gasoline. As Gasoline
varies great'y in purity consumers should only buy under the proper name of 74 0 Gas-
oline and then be sure the goods are guaranteed by responsible parlies. The quality ol
IllSttrauco Oil and Ptirolino which has been furnished by Insurance Oil Tank
Co. has almost entirely stopped the demand but we wish to warn intended purchasers we
Will not 1)0 responsible for these brands. Very Respectfully
WATERS PIERCE OIL COMFY
CALCASIEU LUMBER TUB
East Commerce Street adjoining1 Sunset Railroad
1". O. Box 288 Telephono SH.
KKIH CONSTANTLY ON HANI)
Consisting or Framing Tlmtior Ilnxing Fencing Dressed Flon'ltig Siding Headed Celling
tut Finishing Lumber; also 11 full supply of Doors Snsli Winds Mouldings Shingles. Unwed
..1 u.i in.ui- nt nil P.itliirn.. l'lailciliiu- Ijitli. llnrlitHl Wire. Mixed I'ulnts. Iliilldors
Hardware and overythlng found III it llrst-cluss luinbor yard. Wo aro prepared to furnish
upcclul bills to orjlcr ut short notice being counocieii with 0110 or 1110 largest nuns 111 tno ouica-
blou region. . . .
Rough Lumber same price as Rough Texas Pine $25 per M.
San Antonio Lumber Co. A. T. lleuslcy Manager.
ARE YOU BROKE ?
A GREAT SUCCESS.
I)er Orclschutx I'layed by Local Talent
Four Nights to Crowded Houaet.
Dor Frelschutz was performed an nnnounccd
on Saturday night and repeated on Sunday
Ight by special request. On each occasion
thoro woro good houses and the company were
tho recipients of considerable applause.
Mudamo ltosottl-Oerhardt inulntulned licr
laurels ns prima donna and sang and noted as
truo urtistc. San Antonio lias reason to be
proud of liuvinir hiicIi h citizen On Saturday
nhiht Miss KUa l'urklss liniiersunatod Aenchcu
and on Sunday MM Jennie Scholz sustained
thill character until were excellent 111 men-
Fpcctlvi) way only tnay read tno enaructer la
diireicnt Hiflit. In the writer's opinion .Mix"
urklss' assumption of tho character Is m ire n
keeping with 111 t) composer's Ideal character
lint MlssSehol. may bo congratulated upon
liur excellent sln-linr. Shu bus u very good
alio voicu unu tno.tones or uer lower register
wero well brouirht out. Mr. tlerhurdtsullered
from a 6overo hoarseness and wns thercforo
not iible to do Justice to hlmsolf or to the
lisle l'rotessor iiurbour s "unsoar wasue-
ilcd I v iruod and hu was deservedly recalled.
lie other luuis and the choruses were well
The nresentatlon of Dor Frelschutz lias neon
irrcat success and Is esueelally valuable us
lowing tho extensive scope of tulent In the
.lauioCitv. The I.kiiit congratulates Madame
itosuttl.Gcrhurdt iiiion the success of the
peril which may uo mainly niiriuuieu 10 inr
iiierlor talent and ber ability us n teueliur.
City Collector's Otllce.
San Antonio May 1 18S1.
The Stato of Texas. I
uountv or licxar. 1 Whereas .Mrs. 1'. 11.
irnesheck. the owner of it lot on tho east side
fOiilnta street has failed to nay the amount
orgiit) u assessed nguiiiBi nor lor improve-
ments made by the City nt San Antonio on ber
s down k In front of Bald lot. utter Imvlnir re
eelved due notice to construct tho same but
lulled to comply witu said notice 11 ml also
fulled to pay tho amount-due tho City for con
structing said biucwiiik aituougn oiteu no
If So Call on J. M. EMERSON
Poplar Jeweler i Collateral Broker
N01 12 Solcdad Street San Antonio Texas.
FCCurrles a large Btook of Diamonds Jewelry Wntelios Clocks Flro - Arms and
General Merchandise. If You want Ilurgalus cull 011 KMKltSON.
J. H. MARQUART
Boot & Shoe Manufactory
ISTO. 17 SOLEDAD STREET
Opposite the courthouse Is wlioro you can got tho best and neatest HOOT AND SHOE In Sn
Ahtouio ior mo 1 en 1 iuuiiuy.
Employs Only the Best Workmen
And In quality nnd prices defy competition
Always keons on hand a lariro stock of
Itl'U) UOODS or tils own make which will bo sold at bottom prices.
AXIL KINDS OF REPAIRING
Neatly nnd promptly done and satisfaction guaranteed (live mo a trial.
J. II. MABQUAHT Proprietor.
City Collector's Oki'ice I
Han Antonio May 12 IBS) f
OWNERS OF DOGS
Aro heroliy no tilled to como forward on
or before tho -ml of Juno next and pay llconso
duo tliercou (fiO cents for each dog). In ac-
cordance with tho ordlnunco ns umended Juno
C 187" Dogs not provided with license tut
after tho above date will bo dealt with as pro-
vided by law. F. 0. HAUIMSKN
5.2-5t City Collector.
Okkkik ov Citv Apsbssoii
French Jlulldlng lloom No 1
Sun Antonio Muy It 1883.
Parties arc hereby notified that the City as-
sessment books aro now open for tho rendi-
tion of property (norsoual nnd real estate) for
tho year 18811 commencing March 1 and will
remain open until tho 14th day of July 1881.
All persons concerned In the ubovo aro res-
pectfully requested to oomo forward unit ren-
der their property Bubject to taxation to the
undersigned us required by law
&-l(-nOt ' (1 Fit ASCII City Assessor
Houston Street next to Dr. Hcrlf's residence
Wo have engaged .Mr. Alexander late chief cook
ofthoMenger Hotel. MUAI.8 AT AI.MIOUHS.
Kaiioyaun exiru uisnosut snort notice and
II rat-class stylo.
ELEGANT l'HlYATB DIKING ROOMS
Ol'KN DAY AND NIGHT.
New Hummer Garden
Mr. William HuppersbiirK hus opened a cosy
little summer irarden. cornor of Garden and
Hi 00m streets where you can spend a pleasant
evening nnd procure nil the refreshments
usually to nu iminu. uooi necr on draugii
An Invitation to tho publlu ux'cnded. 5.1.;i
Flno saloon. In llrst class location for sale
ror nun us vaiuo.
llourdlmr houses in irood locntlmi: also fu
nlshed houses. Furniture for sale and houses
IloteU 111 city nnd country wholo or half In
leroac. w. 1.. iiu.iu.n
SOB West Houston street.
landed by giving 30 days' notice In the olllelal
nurnal of said cltv to tlo so. as reutilreil bv
8cetloii9 of 1111 Ordinance concernlnif construc
tion of sidewalks
the city and in compliance w'lth Section 10 of
sale city uniinance.nuvo levied upon uuu win
tiurunr lutfai nours on 1110 nrsi luosuay 01
tho month of Juno next to-wlt: on thuSth
day of said month and on each succeeding
day thereof until the salo Is completed sell ut
puouo outcry 10 1110 mguest uiuucr rur casu
the following described parcel of town lot bo-
nig unu iviiiK in tne city 01 sun aiiioiho viz :
The north 10 varus out of lot frontluir 27 varus
on tlio east sido of Quliitu street running buck
for depth C3 varus bounded south by property
of Mrs. I'. II. Uroesbock north by John
Withers' east by tho river to satisfy tho
amount duo and unpaid by said Mrs. I'. II.
Uroeslieck named herein with uccrulni costs
mid interest boforo tho county courthouse In
Amount with accrued cost may bo nuld at
any time bcroro 111 0 uay 01 sain.
li-ZI-ZS r . C I1AUEIXEH
The Shooting Mutch Yesterday.
Tho anniversary shooting match of tho Ban
Antonio Shooting association took placo ou the
Powder House hill vrounds yesterday nftor.
noon. There wero . mt 300 people present
who took great Interest In the proceeding;
There worefis membors who took part In the
prize shootlug. Tho targets wero at tho dlt
tanco of 150 and -ili yards ut which thoy llred
three shots ut each turget. The following wero
the prizo-takcrs prizes won and theuuiulier of
marKS out 01 a possioie :
A. Altinann 07 wardrobe.
C. Werner f7 marble top wash stand.
A. Muurer Ml ono-half dnzou silver spoons.
(). Hummel M folding chair.
I'.. SclTcl CI silver pitcher.
I'M Drelss M knives nnd forks.
It. F. Noiliuuiin 53 rug.
A. Miischull M clock.
A. Hannlch Kl tcu set.
II. Zork K corner stand.
Dr. Monger 68 card receiver.
A. Drelss ni hummock.
A. Stevos M totiucco vuse.
It. C. Stlddlg wus ludirod the Klntr. ho Inivln
tho llrst tiest centre shot. 11 . Schanfer Hitiiii
Knight for the second best contra shot and L.
C. Grothaus for the third best centre shot.
Tho urines woro distributed by tho Misses U.
uroos uuu ieijiiiaiiu.
SKirfonnlng at the Qlobo saloon was rooming.
'lirco trunks wore tlioro. One ol them b-
onglng to a painter called Jack Miller con-
tained tho stolen article". Miller Is missing.
Tho musician was heard to say to Miller "Look
mu or you win uo lOKon. ' so no saippeu ana
his whereabouts Is unknown. Tho strangost
iart of the uffalr Is that the wntchinan on duty
n tho saloon saw neither tho satchels taken
out nor could giro tbo slightest Information
concerning tna robbery h rover urotners 110-
eerve credit for tho ability tfioy dlsnhiyod In
getting their goods back nnd their detective
skill without the aid of tho pollco.
Justice Adam's Court.
'Twclvo cases woro continued for scrvlco
this morning and Ave tunes of Judgment yia
Tho following cases are set for this week
San Antonio Transfer company vs. Theodoro
Bchlctinlug May 15; Alart and McQuInn vs.
TiieoiinroMclilciilng May in; 11. 11. wiiKensnn
vs. I. Wlllluins. et ul. Mavltl: l'pursoii V. Calfc.
vs. John Jiiines Muy 10; Wu-lilugtoii Elliot vs.
John D. Petty Mny 18; F. J. Ilcltol vs. tbo
uulveston Hurrlsburg slid san Antonio rail
road compuur. May 18: Mlmnu Harrison vs.
the Galveston llarrlsbiirg and Pan Antonio
railroad company Muy id; Krnesi Kover vs
Amalloi Monteulel. May 1S; August llrlum vs
llrrinnn Speller. Muy III; w. Iv Dobson vs
John Oothoul .May 21; 1) C. Anderson vs. (I
11. sllsby Muy L'l.
The Department of Jutlce Wants Iuformik
tlon Itenpectlng Jacques Mueller
The Lioiit Icarus that In March last a Swiss
named Jacob or Jncqucs Mueller loft Santa
Maria with a drove of horses which ho In
tended to sell In San Antonio. Two persons ac
companied him on tbo Jnurnoy. Since tbat
time Mueller bus not oeon soon ami no lutein
geucu hus been gulncd of him. It Is feared that
ho lias been murdered In the neighborhood of
San Antonio. Tho Department of Justice ut
Washington Is anxious for intelligence ns to
tho movements and whoreubouts of th miss
ing man anil those wnn run give any luiorma
tlon upon the subject will oblige by comniunl
eating with the Secretary or State ut Washing
Cull and l'rovo It.
Ill these (lays It Is Important that our men
unit youths should bo not only well but cheaply
dressod for the appal el oft proclaims tho man
ut the question arises how can this be dono V
'hn Hiiswer Is Hlmulc. It Ib iro to Wolfsoil's
sioro and no win 111 an wiiu tno oesi goons
that money can purchase. In all cases pur-
chasers are sure to get their money's worth
ami 111 many cases a great peroentugo win ue
saved. Thoro Is a very lino and extensive
stock of goods to seloct from suitable for all
styles and n 1 purposes i.veryiiung tnai men
or boya require for woar can bo obtuined nt
ouson s store nuu niircnsscrs win unu nu
boots shoes bats shirts under linen anil
other necessities or u into cnaracior.
Judge Noonan at Work.
In tho District court this morning tho fol
lowing oases wero disposed of:
W. 11. Freeman vs. J. 4c T. llrndy. Judgment
Mortimer cuocum vs. 11. 11. iiieston; juug-
inpnt for tho nlulntllf.
j. 11. cosker vs. Anton i.orcniz ijuugmeut ior
tno piaintur ".
Tho remuinder of tho cases wero continued
passed or reset.
junior iieaureiraru. ijouis iier.strom ana nai
Iwls wero unpointed as Jury commissioners to
select 1(1 grand Jurors and 30 petit Jurors for
cucii wecK during tuo June term.
Juan Alltnnln rAflnmt tins hart a w.lat..n
and It Is feared ho will die.
-Two grand church festlvalsnro on the tapis
and will bo held some time during uoxt weok.
-The Trinity M. K. chureh plenlo Is re-
ported as bolng very successful and enjoyable.
-Mr. Henry H. Hunt. It Is said Is n-oiit to
III! the ranks of benedicts. 1'lm In.l- m.
from iAiulsvllle Kentucky.
A chimney on lire on Alamo street Satur-
day caused consldorablo excitement but tho
tiro was soon extinguished.
tho llonl hotel nnd llmlr nnulfion. u..n.
lllled Immediately by wbllo men.
It Is Btrunge that tho majority of tho newlv
pointed notaries nubile xrn nnlln.1 "Tni.-
And the Governor Is a "John" too.
Tho nxnress Inn Intt rl!uDr.l ihai i.r
aro dudes III San Antonio Tho I.iqiit has al
ready written tiicm up several times.
-Mr. Nut. Sulzbachur tins bono nrml.il..l
liloni'VildmlnlstratorlntliBuKliiln nt tin i-i
Joseph t-chmldt Jewlor Commerce street.
-Tho ltov. Horace C. Stanton of Albany
. . occupied tho pulpit of tho First I'resby-
cmircii ibsi evening to nu interesting
Tlio Ilantlsts who huvo been having a con-
ferenco nt Waco and many of whom nro reu-
n'scntatlvemen nro coming to tho number of
:X10 this 0 veiling. They will have supper and
then disperse to their respective homes.
A pleasant sociable will bo held at tho resl-
nco of Mrs. Mover nn Aceriiiln .trnnt
tweon iiviillu and Salinas streets on Thursday
night. In connection with the Ilaptlst church
to which every 0110 Is invited.
Tbo I'alno Methodist chureh will holdn plo-
la on Saturday next near the Vint MUelm.
ho OinilltlllH Will tenvit tlm Hnlfulil ....
9ioiiiouisi i.piscnpai onurcu at a. in. prompt.
JUSTIOIS TO TEXAS.
Air. Fred Warde Pays n Well-Merited
Cumpllment to Texas and Texan.
When Mr. Fred Warde tho distinguished
tragedian wus In Sun Antonio ho said many
pleasant things of the people and cities of
Texas. It Is pleasing to llnd that his Imprcs
slous wero not evanescent us in most cases for
recently ho paid tho following Just tribute to
tho Ijone Star Stuto : "Texas Is tbo grandest
Rtute It has ovi-r been my good fortune to
visit both lu liolnt of climate nnd sociability.
Northwrn people as n general thing associate
cowboys utul all that Is tough with that grand
country but it Is 11 mistake. 1 found it directly
opposite. 1 no citizens represent tue Biirpius
energy nnd culture of tho world nnd enjoy the
udvnuttigog of all modern Improvements. Tho
cities are splendid ones. In them can be found
11 society second to none In tho land and
nltliuuab a irrcat mnnv combinations travel
through the Stato of Texas tho preference of
the people Is for the higher order of music ami
drama. As a Held for youth and enorgy It Is
TIU5 TltANSPKU OP T1IK ALAMO.
Does the Historic Centre Belong to th
Stuto or to the Church ?
lllshop Noruz on part of tho Uoman Catholic
church who aro the roputod owners of tho
Alamo und Alderman Joseph U Dwyer ns
executor of tbo Gronot estate lessee of tho
same historic pine- rcoently visited Austin in
order to nrrungo for u clear title and convey-
ance of tho Alamo to tbo State Tho imperii
are now beforo tho Attorney General for ex-
amination and If he Issatlstlod lu regurd to tho
title tlio transfer will bo at once made. There
Is little doubt but that a clour title can be
given biitthorourothosowuonroof an opinion
that tho Alamo bvlongs to tho Stnto without
purcimse luusmucu us it became stnto prop
ertv when Texas assumed her Independence
and wits by the State simply loaned to tho
Cuthollo church for public worship. These
think that when tho church coasod to use It for
that purpose It Bbould huvo reverted to tho
ntuto uisiouu 01 becoming cniircn property
i'layed Their Own Deteetlres.
Froyer llrothcrs tho morchants whose store
wus burglurlzml on Biituriliiy huvo succeeded
In soouilng Hie whole of their stolon property
tho Itemized vuiuo being $300. Tho goods wero
.Madame Donaldson Scores Another Hue
Mudamo Ylrglnlo Donaldson's spring hop nt
the San l'odro springs on Saturday wus a de
lightful) and successful nlfnlr. Fair I.una shed
her r-ru gent rays upon the besutirui grounds
adding to the uictiiresuuo of tho beautiful
place and tno nun wus a scene or innocent
pleasure. About 300 persons assem
bled on tho grounds and purtlclpatod In tho
amusements Messrs. Henry conrud and i;u
geno Holmgrcon wero tbeclllclcnt tloorinan
ugcrs ror mo occasion.
County Commissioners' Court.
All tho County Commissioners wero present
Judgo Mason presided. Bonds Issued by tho
county In and of the Galveston Harrlsburg
and bun Antonio rullroad to tho amount of
JI1000 woro ordered cancelled. The account of
tlio expenses of tho poor house the Sheriff's
Constablo's. etc.. were uussod and ordered
laid. The tax proposed to uo loviou next year
s as 10 lows : state. .) oents: county to: ran
Inguu' cents. County poll tux 25 cents;' Btnto
revenue. SI M: occupation tax. one-half tho
amount levied by the Stato on all oceu patlons
taxublo by counties.
They Como for Supper
Ex-Attorney Genorul MoI.enry received
letter this morning from Mr. It. J. Sledgo ask
logwhothor tho city could provide supper for
.'0 representatives from otliur States this
evening ut ?wu o ciock. tuo representative)
are tho inembersof tbo llautlst uoiivuiitlnn r
cenuv ussemoieu in wueo. ana nrrnn-einniiis
huvo boon mado for them to tuko supper ut t ho
various unieis. severui prouuneui men will
urrive wun tuo puny.
From a distinguished visitor to Mataraoros
and Ilrnwnsvtllo the I.iniiT leums that thoso
cities huve imtdu such excollont urrungemcnts
hs will si'ouro them Iniinuulty from ycllo
fever which now exists In VeruCruz and otlii
parts of Mexico. It will bo remembered that
tlio recent outbreak of vollnw fever came from
those sources and Urownsvllle and Matamnros
huvo wisely tukon stops to pi oven t further
found Ida room where h mutlolan recently rwj and 311 Main pUza.
Iiue Star Steam Laundry
Tcnent i Van den Ilorgh proprietors. Tho
lutcst salvation is the Btemu laundry Just
openeu unu in running order at -H St. M
stroet In the rear of the Vunce hotel.
Illlhllo uouorullv. unil iinn-lnllv Ibn Inrllna
housekeepers nro invited to cull and Inspect
our new luvuuiry process rricos retisonuuio
strict attsniiou given to all work entrusted
us. Goods called for and delivered free of
Recovery of Stolen Horses.
Deputy Shorlffs II. C. Lcggound I. S. Carr of
tho Nueces secured yesterday a largo bunch of
nurses around tno city wnicn had Ueu stolen
uuu sooroieu ror some time past.
House to Item ou Garden Street
Near street oars live rooms twn frulinrli.
stable well fruit rtq. Inquire at Mrs. New
man piumoi. street it
Th very latest In colorod-hordered hand. or-
Mima ami neeKwear at Co ten ei Koen g heim'a.
The New York World havo appointed tho
.. . ;vrJ " represent tuoin
the Alamo City and vicinity.
All tho colored waiters resigned yesterday
lieir friends are invited
A Puzzle Address.
Postmasters as u rule nro very clover In
finding out Improper uddressca. A letter wus
recently received in Mussachilsetts addressed
It was found to be Intended fnr".Tnhn ITn.t--.
wood And-ovcr.Muss." and bo delivered.
Greenville has nurchased n sleim fir-
Dallas wishes to be known as the T.nnln-
The total loss bv the Forner fire i 5t Cm.
insurance $6800. '
Belleville is a candidate for one nf th- cum.
mer normal schools.
A pedestrian named Crooks will alirmnt in
walk 150 miles in 28 hours at Waco.
The police tail at TiwV "onville was broken
on Monday and the prisoners escaped.
The people around Chalk Mountain Erath
county have offered a premium of $100 a head
for all wolves killed.
Cotton shipments since Seotember from
Belleville amount to 7022 bales. The estimate
for the season is 9000 bales.
lames Lassitur killed Captain W. L. Rus-
sell of Snow Hill on Monday during a dis-
pute about a mule. Both were respectable
and well-to-do larmers.
A national bank company has been nrean.
ized at Tavlor with a limited cash
$500000. A $10000 bank building will be
A ioint stock coninanv. with a raniinl -r
$100000 will probably be organized at El
I -so shortly for the purpose of establishing
smelting works there.
A larce force of men are at work pettin- nnf
cross ties around Marshall for the Sabine lass
and Texas Northern railroad. The first 15
The Sunday Gazetteer savi th Hnv uih.-
Deniion needed foreign capitalists to erect
factories is passed. There is now enounh
money at home to build everything needed.
There is a plan on foot to purchase a ooo-
acre farm in the neighborhood of Iluntsville
tor the employment ol convicts whose length
ol term and physical condition fit them lor
The Internal Revenue Bureau is receiving
letters frequently asking whether unused to-
bacco stamps of the old issue Will be redeemed
after May 1 when the new tax went into
effect. It may be of interest to dealers to
know that such stamps will be redeemed if
presented within three years from date of.
The Acting Commissioner of Internal Rev-
enue to-day sent a telegram to collectors in
the principal manufacturing districts of
which the following is a copy : Increased
facilities have been provided for imprinting
stamps and after the nth of May it will be
within the power of this office to relieve the
Immediate pressure and at an early day to fill
A Novel Strike.
The St. Louis Evenine Chronicle states
that a school-mistress of New York City has
struck for higher wages and aims at a mag-
nificently high mark. She has been getting
$950 a year for educational work and she
asks $5000 a day and gives her reasons for
the raise in a letter addressed to the School
Board. She finds that Patti gets $5000 a
night for singing which is a mere luxury and
could be dispensd with and the world go on
just the same while she gets only $950 a year
for doing indespensable work without which
the world would stop stock still. Patti she
grants has a genius for singing although she
never heard her not being able to afford the
price of a ticket out of her salary while she
the school teacher has a genius lor teaching
and contributes to the world's progress which
her lyric highness I"i does not
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