The San Antonio Light (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 76, Ed. 1, Friday, June 29, 1883 Page: 1 of 4
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Standard i Reliable
aOODS AUK ALWAYS FOUND
AT 8IM HAHT'S OIOAIl STOItE
5-CENT CIOAU ItAB I1EBN Dr..
FOHKTHE PUHLtC FIVK VEAUS.
NEVER EQ UA LLEI) Oil EX-
CELLED. Vol. I.-No. 76.
San Antonio Texas Friday June 29 1883.
Ten Cents a Week
The San Antonio Light.
HAlS REMOVED TO 206
His Stock of
To 206 Commerce St.
Tho Btoro formerly oooupled by G. A. Duerlcr tho Confoctluncr whcro lio
will bo ploased to rocelro bis oi l and now customers
and guarantees to sell all goods at
GREATLY REDUCED PRICES.
lloth In Staple and Fancy Groceries tliat will pleaso all
Don't forirot tbo place No. 200 Commerco Stroct.
City Grocery Store Emanuel Abrahams
HAS REMOVED TO 206.
1 iiuprn 1
IN ANY QUANTITY AT
E3D. STEVES cBc SONS'
ards at International und Oroat Northern Uallroad Depot and Galveston llarrlsburg and
San Antonio railroad track
The best grades always on hand. Also Doors Sash Blinds
Mauldings Shingles Fencing Barbed Wire Fence Posts
Newels Stair Railslhnd Ballusters. Our lumber is ofthe.fine.st
quality and unexcelled. We would invite the public to ex-
amine before purchasing elsewhere. Ed Steves & Sons.
HUGO & SCHMELTZER
' . COMMERCE STREET SAN ANTONIO TEXAS.
SOLE AGENTS for tho CELEBRATED
W." J. LEMPS BEER
DM Villi UT AXD DOUBLE EXPORT BOTTLED.
IF 1TCDTJ OJR.E
Fir tie Safety of "Your Family
Patent Pole Tip 1
To J. M. Emerson :
Dear Sir: In answer to your Inquiry con-
cerning your ratont Pole Tip and Nook Yoko
Clamp I would say that it has exoeoded my
expectations being tbosafost and most useful
rolo attachment I over paw. Some time sltico
my team run wuy nnd kicked off" tho two
traces tho pole dropped to the ground and tho
frightened liowca ran soveral hundrod yurds.
breaking tho pole smashing tho dash boar
tearing off both scuts and otherwise damaging
tho vehicle costing mo $H for repairs.' Yes-
No. 12 Soledad Street
East Commerco Street.
Neck Yoke Clamp
tordaymy tram again bocamo frightened and
run uwuy kicking off tho outsido traces but
tbcro wuh no damage done as your neck yoke
held tho loam to tho pole and tho- driver was
enabled to control tho tiiehtoni'd horses. I
cheerfully recommend your patent to any ono
who valued safety durability nnd economy.
Majoii T. T. Tkrl.
After giving Emerson's Patent Polo Tip and
Neck Yoko-Clauin a fslr and Impartial trial I
heartily endorse It as tho best polo attachment
I ever taw. J. C. Evaxs. lloorne Toxas.
Proprietor of Emorson'a Patent
Polo Tip and Neck Yoke Clmp
KILLING OP ALUERTO SANCHEZ.
A Trus Htatement of Facts as Far its Can
be Ascertained In Ilegaru to the Kill.
IngorYoung Alberto Sanchez.
Who Was Found Dead on the Track of the
Mexican National II. It. Near lias
Correspondonco San Antonio Liorrr:
Hustamante Mexico June 21 18S3. Your
correspondent being Informed this mornluir
that tho examination of witnesses In tho nboro
causo would tako place to-day at llustamante.
grabbed hs noto book and took tho first train
arriving about 13 in. A few minutes after a
special carrying Bupcrlntondont F. A. Lister
and Captain William Headen arrived. Tho
engineer and conductor of tba special train as
well as Colonel Lister being aboard tho .train
wh'clt found and brought the dead body of
Sanchez to llustamanU) fast Thursday morning.
After dinner at tho station wo were driven
to the beautifully located city of llustamante
soino tbreo miles from tho station and directly
to the residence of I.lu Apolonlo Mores Judge
of tho VUlaldama district. Wo wero ushered
Into u very pleasant parlor where wo were In-
formed that his Honor was enjoying n siesta.
After wultlng about 30 minutes the Judge cumo
in una gieetcu eacn one m tno room cordially
giving his band to every person.
The court of Inquiry was held In a largo room
across the portou and opposite tbo parlor.
After a few inomonts' delay tho examination
of witnesses began. Colonel Lister Is t om his
appoaranee n iiiorougii-goiug uusmess man
and seemed to be getting u little vexed at the
mmecesHarv delav thus far. tint tin fairly
winced when he was Informed after testi-
mony had been reduced to writing.! that tho
court wouio now suspena proceeutngs to par
tako of it cup of chocolate.
Tho racts in tho cuso nro substantially as
follows: On last Wednesday morning a young
Mexican named Alborto Sanchez who resides
at Sultllr . purchased a second-class ticket from
Muntcioy to Laredo. On account of tho heat
or olso becauso be wanted to sco tho town he
stopped otr at llustamante Intending to tako
tho night trau. About S o'clock the
next morning when tbe south bound
train came bolting along; nine kllometros
nortu or iiuituinante station the engineer dls
covered almost at tho sumo Instant two nh.
siructlons on tbo truck. Ho Immediately re-
versed blj engine but not before bo discovered
that tho tlrst object was a human being and
too Into to stop the train. As soon as a atop
was vucuieu uiu mini men went oaca lo wiito
tbo body lay and discovered that the comae
was cold and must havo been dead several
hours. Colonel P. A. Lister who was aboard
tho train was u wakened uy the conductor and
be gavo Instructions to put tbo body aboard
tbe train and when Burtamante was reached
order the car coutalug the body to be placed
on ii sldo track and tell the railroad agent to
notify tbo anthorlties Immediately and also toll
them that ho would have the crew to return to
Uustamaiito us soon as possible to testify. The
train then proceeded on towards Monterey as
far Kg Salinas which was tho meeting point for
too passenger train norm. J. no entire crow ot
tbo tlrst train returned on tho passenger tmln
to Uustamaiito and testified In accordance with
tho above and all wero exonerated from anv
blamo whatever. Young Sanchez by his ge-
nial manner. It seems madeniilto aniiinbnrnf
acquaintances during nis brief Btay in llusta-
manic unu some oi nis acquaintances soon
began whispering around that bo hud a second
class ticket and knowing that nothing but
tlrst class tickets were sold for the night trains
gavo It as tbolr opinion that Sanchez had
boarded tbo train nnd because bo hail no
money to Pay tho dltleronco lu larc. that the
conductor ejected him forcibly from tho
His well to state In this connection that
while no second class tickets are sold for the
mixed or night trains no ticket Is refused of
whatever class. It was stated by a Mexican
witness that he was sure to enter tho
coach as there Is nover but ono coach
attached to this night frrlght train and Con
ductor forties protesting mat ne never saw
tho man and no second-class ticket from Mon-
terey was collected. It seouis eloar to mv mind
that Saiil-hez was told that his ticket wus value-
less and If bo did enter tbe couch he never
stopped but went on nhcud and tried to con-
cent .himself among tbo freight curs. This
tnoory seems clearer wncn tno. ract was proven
that bis bundlo of clothing blankets eto. wero
somo 100 feet south of tho bod showing that
bis bundle fell oil llrst und In bis endeaorto
catch It missed his footing and fell between
tho ears or else at tor too nundio tell lie in at-
tempting to get off tbe train while In motion.
was Jerked under tho whuols or fell between
tho cars. Tho opinions of bis acquaintances
soon reacucu uiu ears oi me uuiliorme'
however und'the Alcalde hero tolourunhcd th
authorities at Nuova Laredo to urrest Forbes
and crew uetore tno telegram was delivered
Forbes and ersw bad urrlvcd at their destina
tion-Laredo Texas. Tho olUccrs of tbe rall-
rond company telegraphed the Alcalde here
that Forbes and orow woro ready and willing
to return to Itustamanto and testify It the order
of urrest was revoked. Tho Alcalde answered
that all he wanted was their testimony Jn the
ease. Forbes and his crow started out that
night on their rcgulur run Intending to stop
oil. here a crow having left Monterey to re-
lievo thetu ut tho meeting point for thut pur
pose in mu uiuuuuuie some ia or Jioxicans
armed with Winchesters and six-shooters
gathered at tbe depot threatening vengeance
niro on tne stayers or nuncaez a young
lawyer of VUlaldama. attorney for the O inula'
lupo Mining company named Diaz being es-
pecially riotous declaring that It was ''well
enough to kill a 'gringo' now and then to let
tliom understand that they did not control the
country" Forbes was Informed by somo
unknown man to tho Mexicans of thoso
manifestations and bo decided vory wisely to
acceienuo a reirograue movement rntnor tnun
run tho chance of being killed by this mob.
The meeting point of these two trains is at
jaimpazos anu upon- me arrival or inn train
bound north Mr. Foibes turned oyer tils train
way-bills keys etc. and with Ills brakemen
took tho train for Laredo While uearlug tbo
suburbs of Nuuvo Laredo he and his brakemen
Jumped from the train nnd without passing
through to n swam tho river to tbo Texas
side and made good their escape.
Tho management of tho railway oonipany
believing tbut they wero Innocent of uny
crime and believing that Justice would bo
given them by the Mexican courts insisted
that they should return and testify but they
positively refused saving that thov had tno
close a call and they would not run tho risk
for all the tnonoy In tho Hepubllo t at they
did not fear tho courts but they felt n delicacy
In trying to get Justice from tho PtLniged niou.
Whon.tho train arrived her ut IT u. in. last
Friday morning and Forbes not on hoard us
expected the Mexicans were doubly lp :.'eiiseU.
Tho wbolo crow wero nrrosted detaining tbo
train somo live or six hours after which all
wero roleased but ttto conductor Mr Cun-
ningham nnd ho was released tho following
day. All I- qtili't n w and that trouble which
threatened lo be so serious at one time und
which his caused so much excitement und
newspaper spaoulattou In both Kopuullcs is
Items Gleaned In the Hotel Corridors and
Various Other Sources
Mr. J. A. Iteddlck has returned In flan An
MlSS Maorirlo Itosenberr I vldtlmr frlemla In
Mr. J. M. Penalosa Is renortnd still mnflnnri
to his bed by sickness.
Mr. W. Wovel lifts suulclnntlr rrrairnnvl ns tn
bo xble to tnko short walks.
Frank Hnnslor and W. L. A I font momlmnii
of Lockbnrt are at tho Central.
Cantnln F. 8 Fritter flherlfr nf Klnnev
county la staying atthe Control.
II. C. Tardv a prominent citizen and stock-
man of Del Ufo and wlfo aro at tho Central.
Gcoriro Ilrocknian. of Drnlnmi. In In llm ol ir
on business and Is sojournlngat the Central.
MIssJossle Newton who has been visiting
frlonds In Shro eport La. has returned home.
Dr. Valory Havard of tho United States
army arrived this morning from Fort Duncan.
Mr. T. F. Harweod son of tho Judge of the
same name of Gonzales Texas Isa guest ut tho
Miss Jessie Ntocnlls tho popular teacher of
the Second ward school leaves next Thursday
to visit frlonds In tho North and will bo absent
for soveral weeks.
Mr. Illchard E. Mond Presldont of tho Ilexnr
iienovoiont association having left the cltv to
enjoy n vacation tbe dtitlos of acting Presi-
dent devolvo upon the Vice-President.
Mrs. D. O. Robinson nii.l Xt !.. Rn .n.l
Maggie ltoblnson wlfo and daughtersof Judge
iiiiuuiiMiii iiiuuriuw mumiNg ior EH
Louis on u visit to friends and relatives.
Mr. James T. Ilrady from Faribault Mlnnl-
sota arrived yesterday evcnlngon a visit to his
father Mr. Thomas F. Brady the well-known
Insurance agont whom ho has not seen for tho
last seven years.
The St. Joseph School Holds Its El a ml na
tion ami is aueceasrul.
The8lsters of the Dlvlno Provldoneo and
teachers of. tho St. Joseph ltoinan Catholic
.school examined tholr scholars at Meyer's
hall. Alamo plaza this morning. Tho room
was beautifully decorated. Flowers adorned
tho wnlls In great profusion while the iinnlla'
best drawing an t ncedlo work were exhibited
In prominent positions at oorn catching tho
admiring oye of the visitor. Tho prizes wero
placed on a raised table In tho center no
doubt to exhort tho scholars to their best en-
deavors. Speeches were made by several
or tho young Indies and the whole
school charmed the audience or fathers
and mothers by tbolr singing under
the direction of Sister Conzagne. Father Klrsb
was present during the religious examination
but tholnrincjpjl and ojher teachers did the
Miss Anulo Staudt first clas; Louisa Um-
srhelt second class: Theresa Duorllng third
class: will boawacdedgoldcrewnsfordrawlug
Graramer. Goograpby history German
French and English reading and natural phil-
osophy were i might by tbe following sisters In
the different classes !
First class Bister Mario Florence; second Sis-
ter Conzngtie; third Slstor Mario: fourth Sis-
tor Pblanda; fifth Sister Antonio.
Mysterious Cnmpllratlons Arise Which
Lead tn the Huaplclon of Koul
The sulcldo of W. M. Stephens' Is enveloped
In mystery and several oxcltlng statements
have been made which lead to tho Inference
that tlm tnau was murdered. This was thought
to bo lillo talk until tho following telegram
whs recelvod from Decatur III. yesterday.
Tn Anton Adam :
Decatur Im Juno 27 18S3. W.' M.
Stephens' has n wlfo. u disreputable
ohnructer not recognized by his family or
friends. Pleaso mull particulars and hold of
feots till further addressed. Lizzie C.
Stephens' Is his mother E.A.Steimifnc
How the letter left In Stephens' trunk was
addressed to his wlfo and directed to Mrs. L.
Stophens". This was supposed to bo his wife's
nam" but It now tninplres that It Is his
mother's numo. Tho suicide letter has been do-
nounred as a forgery und this error scorns to
give coloring to thestatotnrnt unlets It bo that
tho letter was directed to his mother for de-
livery to tho wife. Moro Information from
Decatur Is expected In a few dys which will
probably throw a new light upon this myste-
Tho vorbil order of the Department Com-
mander of tho 23d instant directing Captain
J. W. Clous Twonty-lourth Infantry to pro-
ceed to Galveston Texas and Inspect tbe ac-
counts of disbursing olllcers there stationed
returning upon tbo completion of tho duty to
theso headquarters. Is oontlrmed.
Thotravol l necessary for the publlosorvlce.
IleoruU William Shnnlng enllsled by the
recrultlng'oflloer at San Antonio Texas la as-
signee .to company D Nineteenth Infantry
llpcrult John Sullivan enlisted by tho re-
cruiting officer at San Antonio Texas Is as-
signed to troop It Eighth oavulry.
To tho Editor of tho Light :
uI0.0"11 h" n.:n.n" of tlle I'uMlo to the fact
that Sanders & Eberhardt aro In no way con-
nected with the ucrformiincn to beglvon Fri-
day June 211. It Is managed by Hesse and
Greer with all tho talent that appeared atthe
orphan benefit. Wo think It is very ridiculous
for Sanders &- Ehorhardt to make such a state-
ment ns they aro not performers and very
poor malingers llop'ng the publlo will not
be J'tfonded by not seeing tbo name of Sanders
A: I'.berhardtns managers nfthe head of out
bills wo remain Yc)ur respectfully
Alaslilyg a Cross-Kyeil Ilelle.
'Jack Is a good fellow. Ills only fault Is that
bo dresses liko a dudo and. fauolos he Is the lrro.
slstablo Don Juan. Yesterday he went to col-
loota bill and saw tho debtor und his wife a
pretty young woman who can to use a figura-
tive expression "put ono eye In the pot and
tho other up tho chimney .'' In other words
she is cross eyed. Jack thought sho winked nl
him ho returning the wink with a sweet smllo
nnd a knowing nod. The lady was Indignant
lind tho husband trlnt In Irnnnb To. I .!....
Jack Is now determined that ho will do no
moro mashing with oross-eyrd bellos.
Knights. Pythias Olllcers Elected.
Tho seml-anmial election for officers of Elk
LodgoNo.M Knights of Pythias waa held
lost night with tho following result I
ClHticellor Commander- 0. F. Fromaier.
Vino Chancellor John II. Grant.
Prclato J. II. Itunsj.
Master-at-Arraa -It. c. Shaffor.
Ofllcors holding over-Newt. M.Smllh.keener
of records and seals: L. M. Michael master of
oxohoouor: T. U. Johnson master of finance.
The Installation of tbe newly elected offioert
wlU.Uke plaoo Thursday nlght aT UWOT
AWFULLY SliDDEX DEATH.
Mr. W. T. Moore h Sheepman Arrived In
Town Yesterday on Iluslness and
Feeling a Pain In his Chest He Sought a
Doetor and Died on
Yesterday an aged irentleman nnmni w. n
Moore who resides with his son-in-law Henry
Holman Suporlntendont of Slatfel 4 Vogcl'i
ranch nt Pipe crook in Handera county ar-
rived In tho cltv on buslneu nn.1
accompanied by his wlfo and Mr. Holman. In
me nucrnoon no and Mr. Holman went to
Staffel A Vogel's office on Navarro street.
Soon after Mr Mooro complained of a sovcro
Piun i in nis cnesr. and .Mr. Vogol suggested that
he should go round and see Dr. Adolph Herff.
at his resldcnco on Houston street. Thoythen
went to Dr. Herff 's residence but when Mr.
Jlooro got to tbo alley adjoining Dr. Herff 't
houso ho said : "lot me rest." and Mr. Vogel
went Into the house and saw Dr. Adolph MerfT.
Mr. Vogol then returned to Mr. Mooro
to tnko him Into Dr. Herff 's olllco.
when ho said I don't feel well enough
.0r?u;MrVo'ol tlcn went and brought Dr.
Adolph Horff to blm and the latter usked blm
In German "What Is tho matter!!" Ho an-
swered clearly "I don't know but tho pain Is
here. Dr. Horff then suggested that ho should
bo taken to Btnirel & Vogel's olllcc as It was
coolor and as Mr. Moore appeared to bo too 111
tn walk bo went tor .bis buggy. While Dr.
Horn was away Mr. Mooro weakened and said.
brlend N ogel.Ium gone." and falling Into
Mr. ogel sarins he Immediately expired. Tho
deceased was M years of ago nnd loaves soveral
children somo of whom aro married. Mr.
oircl has known him for many years
and speaks highly of bim. Ho formerly had
a largo ninchu In Tom Green county.
In tbeovenlng Justice Adam's held an In-
quest upon tho remains of tho deceased wheu
Mr. Vogol and Dr. Adolph Herff gavo evl-
cnoo In accordance with tho facts hero ad-
duced tbo doctor dcclarlug that tho deceased
died from deseaso of the heart. Tho Jury then
re turned a verdict in accordance with tbo tes-
'v m-wiww win no uuried
this afternoon from t erosldonco of his daugh-
ter Mrs. McLean on Austin street.
onnZ'ZiC WaKOn brok0 l0'"1
Pliolndar'wS' W'" b "8U; 10 th0
JlMr''I'"lul w"!' yesterday obtained a
divoi co from her husband J. D. Watson.
.1lllfs'l'!0XlVIlt"19tol'. "S nl"0 moiitlm.
diod or dlarrhica yesterday lu tho Fourth ward.
Tho Southwestern Stage company buvo
OoffonU "ttuchmiut BUlt 8lnst l'curson Sc
Irr'l?n'rfrousll?aro reported by tho
street. Alazn "Itch on West Commerco
.TTlie oro.Ps ln wfstorn Texas aro roportod
to be very fine mid u good yield of grain is
-Fresh chorrlos aprloots and peaches Just
received from California at Mr. 6. Truvo'J. IB
-Intholtecordor'sonurt this morning llvo
cases i wero dlsmlssod nine wero fined oio lu
which no arrest was made.
-Nows was received from Schulenburg yog.
terdaj that Mrs. W. A. Itlohter had been o
llvorcd of a very lino boy.
i;rT1.l0.8aun0nl08QCncluu Il0'l n select
5urytnotT8u?.day.1Suly!):ni'S n Thu'
tho ooinpany last night at tbo pavilion.
.i.AVililtor from Oonzalcs Informs tho LtaiiT
that Mujor Hurwood und Mr Lowli! tbo
bunker uro ereotlng olegant mansions thero.
-Tbohoree thieving Hodrlguez.lt Is neod-
iitiJ.a?''!r?.n no W81' relSted to tbo Sia
tSdtW " "e" kD0Wn nd-
f reo dlstrlbutors.Snd some of the merebunta
were mad about it. c".uu
To-night and Saturday night aro the lsifc
twr. nights of tho Tyrolean singers at Sommera
& Peterson's pavilion. On Sunday. Monday
Spring"? y r ar 0 "nr at San. p2d?o
They Can Obtain Bargain by Attending
Orenefs Store Monday Next.
to.loso out tho fancy dry goods glass and
crockery waro departments or tho hito llonoro
Orcuet's e8tnbllsbmo.it on Alamo plaza ho will
offer tbo entire stock In thoso dopartmenu for
sale by putillo.auotloii on Monday next July
ntOa.m. Tho Block is or cxoclmnt characte;
and very extensive and hidlea are Invltod ? o
iittcnd and obtain the bargains offered as the
whole must ko cleared to tho highest bidder
Ltul ''Cf Ploulnrs see tho Ltoin to-raorl
raw. rho grocery business will b carried on
rrfflttrfes.utQrj- U' A
A Sneak ThUf Enters Mrs. Sch-amnche..
Hoarding House una Hubs It.
I4wt night a snoak thief entered the boarding
bouse of Mrs. Schumacher on Avonuo D near
Houston street and stolo a gold watch thn
h'ip0l'i?r """J'y-Ko-to-raeotlng pants
in T?n Jf 5' nn(' tt ot KM "'"Js belonging
to Tony M.Coer. The pin was trtm fmm
Tony Messner's tl? und tlPe tie ws loftfacSSS
i?1Lllr. l'MF .v.ft9 ''an"'"? on tho wuM in fKo
ixioW'it or which was 67 but this was fortiiliat
urnogk"a "r &i th"" wifooscaped
1VIIEUK UK POSTED IT.
Amiulntr Instaueo or Forgettnlnesa on the
Part of.ii l.lelitiiliig Itoil Man.
Itorontly u lightning rod man complained
to Postmaster Nowcoiub that he had posted a
letter at Cotulla nddrcs..d to a lady In thla
city contaliilnif a valuable chock nnd thai It
hud not been delivered. Search wns mado hut
the mlislng letter could not ti found. A day
or two ut er the lightning rod agent wus look-
uSWm "Pd V"n fou'J tho inlsTi:
letter whloh had nover been posted. Llko
SuitHle5"I? 10 PM't"1 UP" "e I'otmnster.ex
pl.lhed his i mlstske and apologised fortba
trouble be had. nctlK'3ly elven. lov1
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