The San Antonio Light (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 129, Ed. 1, Wednesday, August 29, 1883 Page: 1 of 4
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larreet variety and low prion.
Vol. 1. No. 129.
San Antonio Texas Wednesday August 29. 1883.
Ten Cenis a Week.
Brands of Qigarp
For Quality Flavor und Price.
Soli) by all Flrs!-c!as Dealers.
ED STEVES & SONS
YNrda At International and droit Northern Railroad Depot and (Jalrcston. Iturrlsbunr und
San Antonio railroad track East Comincrco Strwt.
'The' t3CSt.t grades always on hand. Also Doors Sash Blinds
Moulding Shingles Fencing Barbed Wire Fence Posts
Newel3 Stair Rails and Ballusters. Our lumber is of the fittest;
quality and unexcelled. We would invite the public to ex-
amine before purchasing elsewhere. Ed Steves & Sons.
217 ALAMO PLAZA.
Where you tv7i1 see the giande display ol
the very lowest prices for men and bos.
CiTY DRUG STORE.
No. 8 Bust Connucrco Street Snn Antonio Tcxns.
Are constantly reeelvinr F-eih Dram and havt In stock a lario assortment of Tooth and Kail Brushes
Pe famtry. roll t "oaoi "p nt". lruj.es MiouloV ilraces i te at loweit pi Icta
EJ.I'RBSCKlt'lIONS A SflClAbTY -CS j-sS-septl
Estate of J-J GRE'NET Deceasedl
In Cools Clotli Boots Sloes
For Gents Ladle? untl Chllilrcn Hats etc. Crockery mid
Olnsswnre. Auction Every Mornlnf nt 9. TJpStnirs.
OERY DEPA.1CTME3STT !
. -d with frrthest poods constantly on mind neat blsUle and rofnacii;
iifu.i -' nan Bll'l l-'iUlioriiia wincain mu uujr. uuoui
Jai 1V"li?l'nE hi "IncBsnlTorcdforKulo. A rare nnportim'ty
-Ilk Wi0Ie 'SilfuHn ''1 trainees atand tho "01 1 Alran." alao o:
Draft. ' manu e?.fDi.. uao corner Main iilanind Mirket atrceli two-story rculdcnco and
fight a crealitHrauleitround
For " iti T Jfniind oa Garden alreot
TOSEPEl B. DWYER Executor.
(Valic Slates or Shingles
FO'R ROOFING OR SIDING.
THE MOW AMERICAN HOOFING COMPANY
H.v. ...abllsh "r ' AOT"' ht MU " Sh""
j O0FINQ AND SIDING ulso
OOEROCATBD SHEET IRON"
For Building Purposes.
rJ-B.C.r tUa Tin or Shir. ! ' S1"InV ' Ro'ir Flr Vn"' "d wi" " 0url"c-
C. M. KINGSLEY Agent
OFFICE AT CENTRAL HOTEL.
Alio on hand aU Winds of Building Material. y-.i-sm
the best of everything In the lateit etylei at
delivered Hiivwhrrt In tho
r for nn ononrfttlo and outer.
ana various lots in tue
r city. Apply to
Tho Citizen) Decide to Raise at Lcatt $250-
000 In Support of tha New
A Commute Appointed to He-euro Sub-
scriptions in Support of tho Texas
Oklahoma and Kauaaa Itallruad.
The adjourned meeting In support of the
Texas Oklahoma and Kansas railroad was
held In the Merchants' Eichange yes'erday.
Amorg those present were Messrs J. E.
Dwycr Louis Berg George Maverick Ji.hn
M. Brownson Sam Maverick J E. Labbalt
William Kearney Meyer Halff J. R. Shook
G. C. Cresson S. Gould II. Glllum D. C.
Robinson J. II. Hosick and William
Ferguson. The Hon. II. A. Lewis was
also present on behalf of the projected railroad.
Majjr Dwyer called the meeting to order
and expressed regret at the absence of Mr.
Ilcuermann in consequence of complications
FROM THE FIRE
at Hugo & Schmellzer's store of which firm
he was a member.
Mr. George Maverick thought that the best
thing they could do was to get a perfect under-
standing as to the matter and then appoint a
committee to see what money could be railed
in San Antonio. The committee should con-
sist of about five members of which three
thoald be active canvassers for subscriptions
and it should be distinctly understood whether
the money was advanced as an investment or
as a subscription.
On being asked whether if the movement
received a due measure of support he was
prepared to pledge that the mad would be
built in one year Mr. Lewis said that within
30 days after the formation of the Hoard of
Directors and the issue of the charter he would
undertake to put a
SURVKYINO PARTY IN Tilt FItLD.
The line could be run in Co days and the con.
tractors would then be able to work the ground
under the Hoard of Directors. He had no
doubt that the road could be completed in a
year probably in a less time.
Mr. George Maverick then suggested that
three kinds of subscription lists be opened.
First. For subscribers who take stock un-
conditionally. Second. For subscribers reserving tlitir
right to tell stock to the company when the
road reached San Antonio and would not be
required to pay an assessment of more lhan
10 per cent until the road reached the city.
Third. For subscribers who gave more un-
conditionally as a bonus to get the road to
This suggestion wis unanimously adopted.
A motion was made to
of 10 to meet at the Merchants' Exchange at
I a. m. Wednesday This was amended to
make Major Dwyer Chaliman ol the commit-
tee and so adopted.
Judge Lewis asked how the meeling would
like the road built should It be commenced at
Sin Antonio or at the gulf t The work on
the Northern section could proceed simul-
taneously. This would be necessary as the
citizens of the latter section had guaranteed
their pro rata they were entitled to have the
work pushed forward.
Doth Mr. Brownson and Mr. George Mav-
erick thought that it would be unadvisable to
name any specific point for 'he termini at the
gulf. They had better allow discretionary
powers to the Board of Directors so that they
ANY SUBSTANTIAL ENCOURAGEMENT
they received from any piint on the gulf.
Mr. Lewis had no objection to this proposal
but thought that Aransas Pass would be the
best place to strike deep water. He ex-
plained the system adoptid at Mustang Island
by which they had obtained 24 feet of water
and should the Congressional appropriation
be secured ample depth of water from the
gulf could be obtained to pass the bar to the
A motion was then made tod adopted that
the citizens of San Antonio and of Bexar
county contribute at least $250000 for the
building of the railroad.
The Chairman then announced the follow-
ing appointments for
THE COMMITTEE I
J. E. Dwyer Chairman; George Maverick
rV. B Frank T J. Devlne J. II. Kampmann
I. M. Brownson Meyer HalfT W. Ilcuer-
mann and George Dullnlg asking them to
meet at 10 a. m. to-morrow Wednesday.
The meeling then adjourned and those
who attended It seemed well satisfied with the
.The committee met this morning as ar-
ranged and adjourned to meet again at 5:30
in the Merchant's Eichange. Messrs. Jostph
Dwyer George Maverick and Mr. II. A.
Lewis bad a very interesting conversation
upon the wayt and means of carrying out the
How the Audience In the Iteeorder'a Court
Were'Amuaed This Morning.
" Where is the Mayor where is the Mayor I"
Such was the general Inquiry In the Recorder's
court this morning. Pritontrt were walling
with anxious faces police and lawyers were
getting Impatient and the members of the
press were holding a solemn conclave as to
what should he done They waited a short
while still no Mayori the dock strikes 10
what Is to be done? Suddenly an officer
with beaming countenance ric. Every peck
Is stretched to Its fartheat possible
length. Mo'doubt some proposal Think
heaven It Is I "Gentlemen" said the
officer "there Is one here worthy
to tike the seat of the high and mighty
Mogul. Yes nne tight yere " "Who t who f
whot" is echoed round. "Willism Cbryslir"
Is the solemn answer "no better choice no
better choice; his past experience will help
him much is lift general verdict." "To the
chair with him I to the chair 1" and In spile
of his modest as-uranees of hot being able to
perform the duties imposed uj-on Mm. Wil-
liam was hurried to the chair the prisoners
were called ihe put cam: back William was
once more a Judge.
"Manuel Vartja drunk."
"Wei my friend" says ihe Judge "what
brings you here f" No ansiser. "I'll fine
you $5 00."
Oneafter another llicprlsoneri were disposed
of and the court finished. "Hold on" cried
William "I have a proposal to mike gen-
tlemen let us try the Police OTicer.Ulihop for
arresting one Willism Crysler; $25. Well
my friend I'm willing to do the right thing;
I remit your fine on the promise that you
stand drinks." Bishop accedes to the request
the court prisoners police and press repair
to the White Elephant and "may this court
exist forever" is toasted over and over again.
A STRANGE FATALITY.
I'd McDctltt (lets Drunk Wiilks tlir Train
1'nlU 11 ml Illea.
Yesterday evening Ed McDevitt met with
a serious accident on the railroad which ter-
minated In his death about iz o'clock this
morning. McDevitt is supposed to have had
some quirrcl with the station matter at Con-
verse station which he went down to settle.
He took the morning train and on arriving at
his destination set to wotk wi'h Ihe station
master hut got worsted in the struggle; to
make up for his loss he drank a great deal too
much and In Ihe end was entirely under the
influence of liq'tor. He did not return by the
passenger train but came bick on the freight
train. A cabooie was attached to the train
but he was d-tetmincd to travel on the engine
and did so. The engineer soon found him in
Ihe way and told him so ordering him to go
bick to ihe caboose a stupid thing to have
done as he was drunk; nevetthelest he started
on his way back but what between the move-
ment of the train and the giddiness of his own
head he lost his balance and fell off the flat
car on which he was walkjeg. He fell clear
of the train severely injured his head and
shoulders. McDevitt was picked up insen-
sible and carried to the hospital where he lay
in a comotose stale and died as before related
at 11 o'clock. The doctors think he tnu.t
have irjured the base of his brain. The con
ductor of the freight train says he was nearly
killed at Converse by Ihe express train which
wou'd have shook him off the platform had
not he (the conductor) caught him by the
arm. Ed McDevitt was in the employ of the
Sunset Railroad company. Ills mother keeps
house at Colonel Andrews'.
Sohnotaer Goes to the County Court and
Lands In the County Jll
Judge Mtson was occupied yesterday in
trsing a habeas corpus case petition in which
Gottlieb Schnclzer prayed lor the custody of
his 10 year-old boy which had been placed in
the hands of a Mexican family by order of
County Judge Mtson. The evidence devel
oped the fact that the ttepmothcr of the boy
took him to the police headquarters and
wanted him locked up bcrause he was a bad
boy' but the Marshal declined to do to as
there was no ground for such action. Some
time since the boy was found wandering in the
street and said hts parents were dead. He
was recogn'zed and tent home to his father.
It was shown that Schnelzer and his second
wife had cruelly abuicd the boy and were
arrested by Constable Bader for outrageous
assiult and had assaulted Ihe officer in the
execution of his duly. The boy received a
good character from several persons. The
Judge ruled that the bsy shou'd remain in the
custody ol the Mexican family until the father
had been tried for aggravated assault upon his
ion. The Sheriff then wanted Schnelzer to
give a $300 bond to answer the said charge
and as he failed to give Ihe bond he was
taken to jail.
Death 1-resents Tor n Hecond Time the
Marriage or Mist Mollle Dennett.
To-day is the day named for the marriage
of the accomplished Miss Mollle Bennett
daugh'er of Mr. Sam C. Bennett with J. T.
Bradley of Sweetwater but there Is no wed-
dirg. Mr Bradley's father fell from a scaf-
fold at Caddo station Indian Territory on
Monday and li so injured that he Is not ex.
pected to live. As a dutiful son Mr. Bradley
was cbligtd to be at his father's bed side and
left San Antonio on Monday night. This Is
the second time that the wedding has been
pHtponed. Ihe loving couple were to have
been mirried a year ago but the death of
Mr. Bradley's mother prevented the marriage.
The many friends sympathise with the loving
couple in their misfortune and trust that their
union will not be ling deferred.
Usaldcis now connected by telephone with
Eagle Pass and Bracken and messages are
transmitted from that point to San Antonio
As one of the many Instances of the advan
tage of this system t may be stated that a
Uvalde cu-tomer ordered goods from San
Antmlo on last Wednesday evening and they
arrived In Uvalde on Ihe tame nigbt.
Interesting News That Flashed Over Tho
Wires From All Quarters
of The Globe.
Detective rtned for Spottln-rn ManOat.
Villon to t'ele lirate Mardl Orxe
Cincinnati August aS A committee of
'5 Democrats appointed a I the secret meet-In-;
of the Democrats yesterday are todiy
coniidetlng the question of callirg fur a new
Louisville August lS. 1'o-diy is horti-
cultural day at the exhibition and there la the
largest display nf f uits ever seen in the South
N 1 less than 150JO platrs of all kinds of
fruits are on the tables. The crowd is large.
Lampasas August :S. -In the races here
to-day Grey John owned by J. S." Hale r.f
turner won by about 11 feel over Alexan-
der's Gray Dick taking the puree at $1000
A large and enthusiastic crowd was in attend-
ance. Galvmtov August aS. The committee
In charge of Ihe furthcoming Maidi Gras have
met with very lair su-.cess In collecting
money. Joseph II. Wilton a Galveston at-
t rney Is talked of as the successor to the
United Slates DUtrlct Attorney.
Ciiicaoo Aujuit 28 A conductor on the
Chicago and Alton road yesterday had a pri-
vate detective arrested for lolloping him
about. The Justice fined the spolter $10. The
manager of the road to-day stated that they
had discharged a number of suspected con-
ductors and had employed the detective to
keep certain ones of them under surveillance.
Little Rock August 28. The Colored
Stale Convention adjourned to-day after a two
days' session. Delegates were appointed to
the National Coloted Convention at Louis-
ville and a committee w.s appointed to look
alter the inlereit of the colored people in Ar-
kansas. Among the resolutions was one re-
citing that no while man was ever hung in
that State for murdering a negro.
Vandalia III. August 28. A fatal duel
took place early this morning near London
City in this county between Louis Thillips
and Jacob Rosenbrook both residents of
Howling Green township. Rosrabrouk was
killed instantly and Phillips was wounded '
badly that he died in a few hours. 1 he tlfair
nrlninated in a grudge of long Handing eiow-
ing out of disrespectful remarks by Phillips
concerning Rusenbrook's sister.
Indianapolis August 28 Jacob Olden-
borger and Jacub Busch had a law suit this
morning in the Justice court decided In the
lattet't fasor. Meeting Husch on the atreel
about I o'clock O dentiurgcr drew a pistol
and fired killirg Hutch iiulanlly. Turning
from Husch he tnot Sam Campbell who wi.
pasting at the time probably fatally. He
then crossed the street and pu ling hts pistol
to his own heart shot himseli dead.
St. Louis Augutt 28. The Post-Dispatch's
Jelfcraon City special says that neail)
loco old soldiers of the Confederate and
Union armies are in attendance at the cx-
Confederate union which began there this
morning. Alter a fine para.ie through the
principal streets the Mayor delivered an ad
dress of welcome to which Gen. John h
Marmaduke reiponded. He was followed by
(Seneral Gordon of lennes.ee the orator ol
the day. The noon trams trough! In more
dclt gallons and the attendance it large.
Waco August 2S-Eatly this mjrning as
a freight train with a construction car on the
Missouri Pacific was coming donn the grade
this side of West station the front Huck
lumped from under the construction car aaU
Icll down an embankment leaving nothing
but Ihe coupling link to support the front enu
ol that coach. William II. S'owtrsand P. II.
Phillipps in Ihe car beciming lightened
both leaped out of the sioe doors into the bot-
tom of an empty creek uver which they were
paisicg at the lime. Stuwert was latally hur
dying in a few minutes. I'hillippa had his leg
broken. Siowcrs remains leu here on the
evening train for Whitcsboro where his rela-
Laredo August 28. Maggie Humphries
is a little orphan giil of only about 12 year.
who came down from San Antonio about s x
weeksago to live wi:Ii the family of Mr S P.
Thomas of ttiis city. Last Thursday she
secretly crossed over to New Laredo and re
in lined there with a poor Mexican woman the
mother of a little tervant giil on this tide who
instructed her that ttwre the could hide. There
was then a false report In circulation here for
tie past few days that she wat abducted by
tome one. Yetterday the crossed over to this
side intending 10 go to the house of a lady
with whom she is desirous ol living but was
een and taken charge of by Mr. '1 humat. It
appears a negro woman Delia Glvens also
from San Antonio was arrested this mi rning
(or having aided or advised the child but wa
late this afternoon released. The little girl is
not contented where she is and claims that
she is not well (rested.
New York August 28. The Senate Sub-
Committee on on Labor and Education re-
sumed Its session to-day. William G. Moody
of Brooklyn author ot "Land and Labor"
was the first witness. He called attention to
the fact that many foreign capitalists were
purchasing vast tracts of land in Ihe South
and West. English Lords and French Counts
were .dominating over a territory that was
three times larger than the kingdom of Great
Britain nnd by Ihtir sy-tem of wholesale
farming had drawn ihe American farmer from
his homestead and into the rants of wage
workers. Railroad despots had more power
than the federal monarchs of Europe.and were
in possession of 20.10:0000 acres an area
larger than Austria Ittly and Switzerland
combined. Wtge workers were crowding the
cil'es and in New Yu k City there were
50000 people occuptlnc one snuare m le.
Most of the small larmert were not able to
secure a decent competency as Iheir farms
were mortgaged and they graduslty fell into
the hands 01 ihe great capitalitts. The only
remedy for this was the abolition of private
properly 111 nuu.
Washington August 28 Commodore
Englith received the lollowing messag from
Lieutenant Commander Welsh at Pennsacola
this morning 1 "One new case yesterday the
ironnd daughter of Mrs. Oxen; onedesth"
Railway postolfice service on the Northern
Pacific railroad hss been ordered between
Missouri and II lien a Mintam t lake effrct
September 2. making a continuius railr.ad
postrffice aervice via ihe Northern Pacific
railroad from St. Paul to Portland a dixar.ee
011920 miles. There are now 4S 049 p st-
fTie.t in the United States of which umber
2176 are Presidential offiees ami 6yt are
money mdr office. Since the Jear iS;6the
number of postoflices has been increased by
40 per cent. An Investigation into the 1'iS
and tuhaeqient recovery of $10000 In Na-
tlnnsl bank notes of Ihe Treasury detriment
shows thai the notes haH been cancelled and
were useless tn anv finder; the lots wtt purely
accldenM. Another case Is all.g d nf at-lempi-il
swindling of pens on claimants was
lirought to liuht t..day hy Ihe arrest of Gould
P. Austin a discharged clerk of the pension
1 thee who il is laid has been ttri'lrg lo ap-
plicants for. pension" representing himself as
till connected with the department and able
to secure fivnrthte aciion on their claims. A
qiaalily of official paper and envil pea and a
miss ol crrrrspordrnce were fi u d In his
room He was held in $15000 bond. The
spic fie charge Is thai he opened correspond-
ence of the character described with Mist
Helen Richard on Tccunntba Mich If in
NON COMPOS MENTIS.
The Connljr Judge nnd Jury Adjudicate
Thrru Case of Lunacy.
The Counly Judge was buiy this morning
trying lunacy cases.
The first ease was that nf V r Tt..n .
sickly effeminate looking Joan who wat suf
fering irom chll't nnd lever and quivered as
Ihnuch he had the flrue. The lurv had nn
difficuly in declaring the defendant insane and
recommended that he be tent to Aut In.
Juan Hernandez wat the next defendant
He is also known at .Vmeoes and seemed to
be well aenualnird with the eliliena. III.
Is apparently about three score Tesrs and he
waa evidently a lunatic. Alter a patient trial
he was adjudged a lunatic and ordered
into confinement. Afterwards he entertained
the court by croalng like a cock gobbling
like a turkey and whisllim? like a bird. rrn.
ducinging good Imitations.
A morose semi-Idiotic negresa named Lucy
Evans was then placed on ttal and the jury
found that she wat insane.
Terry Davis Drnil Tlio Oiliera Are He
ported lit Dolus Well.
Perry Davis the colored man who was
burned tn Hugo & Schmeltzer't ccl'ar It
dead. He was apparently doing well uotlf
noon yesterday when a change came and he
suffered severe internal pains. Gradually he
got worse and at 6130 p. m he died. His re-
mains are to be bulled to-day by the Excelsior
Guards of which th- deceaied was a member
A subscription Is being raised lo defray hit
funeral expense and to provide for his destitute
widow. Davis was much respected at an
honest and Industrious colored man. He wat
a trucker at Ihe Sunset d pit and has been
employed at A. B Frank's ard at Hugo tc
chmel zer's. He was on'y 30 year old.
The boys Schuelze and Looff are doing
as well as can be exptctcd but there is danger
of Schuelze losing his eye sight.
Captain l'ndllln KllledA Policeman alao
."pedal Dlsputih to tnu L'ifht.
Larfdo Texas August 29 New Laredo
Mexico was In an uproar and high state of
escltement all night. A row occurred in a
gimbllng taloon and tome 15 or 20 thotl
were fired. Ca tiin Padilla a military 1 fficer
was shot in the stomach the ball passirg
through the body and It expected to die
every minute. A policeman wat also shot
through the thigh and it is thought will die.
The trouble It Seems originated by the police
It) Ing to arrest Captain Padilla who was
drunk at the lime The Captain instead of
turrendeting pulled his pistol and opened
fire and Ihe friends on both tides j.dning Id
Ileal tatnto Transfers.
Capcr Miosgs and Kiltie Miosga to John
and William Miosga and Annie Dilla 200
acres of land out of survey 21 granted to
Thomas Gsy assignee of Antonio Manchaca;
considetation 1 900.
Thomas Kossub and Mary Kostub to Frank
and Josephine Latka one-half of subdivision
No. 9 nn the Ctbolo 17 miles east of San An-
tonio; consideration $Soo.
Willism and John Miosga and Annie Dilla
to Frank Gcz:l 2co acres out of survey 21
granted tn Thomas Gay assignee of Antonio
Manchaca; consideration $1300
Another Englishman is reported to have
made a mistake. While in an up country
town he drew a check on a bank in San An-
tonio and handed It to a creditor. He after-
wards came down to San Antonio and drew
out the money. Oa the check being pre-
sented there was no money to pay it with so
the gentleman was arrested and la; :d in the
Hotel McCall. Whether or not they can ar-
rest a man for a case like the above has to be
proved. At the time the check was given the
money was in the bank but as it was not pre-
sented tn time the money was gone. The
gentleman has other money in town to ha
will no doubt pay up.
The name of the person arrested is Tercy S
Wilfoid who represents himself as being a
newspaper man and as a s:i.'n of English no-
bility. hhenlT Reinhardt took him to Bocrne
this morning where he will answer the charge
of fiaud that is made against him there.
Itccelved dally Uiroci fr ni uronera aad lm.
Kortors. fold at Julibhu prloca to uonauiucra
y Armstrong. &-2i-lia
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