The San Antonio Light (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 135, Ed. 1, Wednesday, September 5, 1883 Page: 1 of 4
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Vol. r: No. 135.
San Antonio Texas Wednesday September 5 1883.
Ten Cents a Week
SMOKE HART'S k W "1
Bold by tl Flnt-claM Iloalera. f
ED STEVES & SONS
VmU itt IntertiatloriM andOroat Northern Itallroail Depot and Oalvoaton llurrlsbiirsr and
Shu Antonio railroad treolt Baat Commerce Street.
The best grades always on hand. Also Doors Sash Blinds
Mouldings Shingles Fencing Barbed Wire Fence Posts
Newels Stair Rails and Ballusters. Our lumber is of the finest
quality and unexcelled. We would invite the public to ex-
amine before purchasing elsewhere. Ed Steves & Sons.
SETS CORREVON & CASTLES'
217 ALAMO PLAZA.
Where you will tee the grandest dUpl.iy ol
the very lowest prices for men anil boys.
JK. W. KZOE3STIO-S BERG
.NO. 3!) S0LE1UI) STItKET
IJ-DYEINO AND SCOUKING A SPECIALTY. .
Estate of JL GRENET Deceascd-
Dry Goofls ClotliinL Boots Slioes
For Gouts Ladles and Children Hutu etc. Crockery nnd
OlasNwnre. Auction Krery Moriilng at O. UpStnlr.s.
GEOO EEY DEPARTMENT !
Kept at full standard with freshest iroods constantly on hand Hest whiskies and cognacs;
also bent Frencb German and California wines In tho city. Uoods delivered anywbereln the
city. Whole grocery business offered for alo. A niro opportunity for an onortrello and enter-
prising; man. The splendid business stand tho "Old Alamo" also offered for stile.
For aalo Throe-story house corner Main plaza and Market street; two-story residence and
c Kt acres Irrigable ground on (Jardon street and various lota In the city. Apply to
. JOSEPH B. DWTBB Executor.
J. H. MARQUART
BOOT & SHOE MANUFACTORY
No. 17 Soledad St. Opposite Court House
Makes HOOTS AND SHOES TO ORDEll.on the shortest notice and but style.
Alio hat the ojly complete Root nnd)loo Miaufectory in San Antonio. Keeps the largest best and most
varied stock of Ustbtrs employs moV workmen luras out more goods and elves better satisfaction
than any other establishment 01 the kind la the city.
Only First Class Workmen Employed and Entlro Satisfaction Guaranteed
Aork and neat Repairing done on short notice
Crescent City Coot and Shoe Manalectory
the best of everything in the latest stylet at
SAN ANTONIO TEXAS.
Whe In need of anything in Ibis line remember the
The Board of Health Nominated by the
' Mayor and Confirmed by the
Tell Theuwuil Dollars devest I'.r Cent.
Ilonde to be Issued for Public
The City Council held Iti regular bi-monthly
meeting last night the lion. Jamei H. French
presiding. All the aldermen were present and
seemed disposed to work. The roll being called
and the minutes of last meeting' read and
adopted the Mayor read the following
PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS I
From C. Collins to build Iron clads on Col-
lege and Houston streets; Gans k Johns to
build frame ware house on South Flores street;
E. C Maruchean to erect lumber stables on
North Flores street; A. Muguerza to build
Iron clad at the corner of Nueva and South
Flores street which were all referred to the
From Messrs. KoeolghelmandGuergln for
more light on South Flores Slreet which was
From the cttlttns of North Sin Maicos
street requesting it be cleared of brush as far
as Perez street. Referred to Committee on
Streets and Bridges.
From W. Jackson asking permission lo
arm his detectives and watchmen and to make
arrests. Referred to the Police committee
City Marshal and Cily Attorney the Mayor
being authorized on favorable report to
swear the men as special constables.
From citizens of Augusta street complain-
ing that J. II. Richard's dairy stock yard and
hog pens were a nuisance and requested it be
abated. The petition was endorsed by the
City Physician and others recommending that
It be granted. Referred to the Cily Marshal
for removal ol the nnissnce.
From James Murphy requesting that the
sum of $552 30 for work done on the high
school which he claimed had been wrocg-
fully disallowed by the School Board be paid.
Referred to the Finance committee.
From Jessup M. Bell complaining that the
lines on Elmira street were wrongfully laid
and asking for them to be correctly defined.
Referred to the Street Commissioner.
The Mayor reported that there was a
vacancy In the city police created by the
rcsignatlonol Officer Chavez and that he had
appointed J. II. Wilklns son of the Ditch
Commissioner. The appointment was unani-
From the Fire Directory of San Anlonio
calling attention to the danger of Asphalt
roofing and requesting that an ordinance be
passed prohibiting its me In Ihe first and
second fire limits. Referred to the Fire com-
mittee. HOSE COMPANY NO. I.
From the fire directory as to Hose Company
No. 2 stating that while they welcomed it
and thought it a necessity they had framed
by-laws which were contrary to the regula-
tion of Ihe other fire companiet which
were therefore prejudicial to the interest of the
fire service the company could not be admit-
ted unless the by-laws were altered in accord-
ance with those regulating other companies.
Fire Chief Duerler was called for and
addressing the Council said hose company
had adopted a set of by-laws which provided
for no initiation fee and no fine as in the other
companies unless by missing three trials
without reasonable excuse they were liable to
be expelled. All the other companies have
fines and are compelled to attend when called
upon and if this company is admitted to work
with the other companies all I ask is that it
be required to amend its by-laws to make
it the same as in the other companies. We
welcome Hose Company No. 2 and think that
it fills a required want' but it would be
prejudicial to the interests and efficiency of
the fire companies if one nun was fined $2 fur
failing to attend a fire and another com-
pany's men were exempt. The Mayor: "Then
you only want that alteration." Fire Chief
Duerler: "Yes." Alderman Bolton thought
that all companies should serve under the
same regulations; it would never do for them
to clash or be in opposition to the chief. The
Mayor thought that one set of regulations
governing all fire companies should be made
by the directory. Alderman Story thought
the directory too dictatorial. If he joined a
volunteer fire company he would want to do
as he pleased; if the boys worked as Hose
Company No. 2 did at the recent fire there
would not be much reason to complain. Al-
derman Belknap thought Hose Company No.
2 was an independent company and remained
so but if It wanted to be admitted and recog-
nized by the other fire companies it
must adopt similar regulations. After some
remarks from Aldermen Schreiner and Dege-
ner supporting the Fire Director's recom-
mendation Alderman Dwyer thought it would
be well if the directory frame a'sct of rules
governing all fire companies and if newly-
organlsed companies would not comply with
those rules they could not be admitted. Ap-
parently all the companies were working un-
der different charters which was wrong.
Ultimately It was resolved that the Fire direc-
tory and Chief Duerler should frame regula-
tions to govern all companies.
The Mayor read the bids for building the
HOOK AND LADDER TRUCK HOUSE.
The lowest bid was that of Gafford & Barrow
$1253 which was in excess of the $1000 ap-
propriation for that purpose. Bolton sug-
gested that the atchltect should supervise its
erection. Alderman Schreiner moved that an
additional appropriation of $315 should he
made coveting total cost of building and
architect! fees. Pauly objected to the addi-
tional appropriation. He considered that $700
was enough for a temporary place of that
kind and should vole against the motion.
The additional appropriation was made there
being nine yeas and three nays Tauly Story
The Mayor then read the reports of the fol-
lowing officers showing result: City Mar-
shal $1265; City Attorney $647 9S; Collec-
tor $1052 39; Public weigher $155 50;
Sanitary Inspector and Ditch Commissioner.
A report was presented in respect to the
which showed lhat pipes from Kampmann'i
factory Menger hotel and the United States
hospital ran into it and it was ordered that
the Marshal allow reasonable time for the re-
moval of the tald pipes and after that should
report them dally to the Recorder for fines.
Alderman Lockwood observed that two-thirds
ofthe diseases came from the ditches and
wells and would have to be stopped. Alder-
man Schreiner remarked that the day was
not far distant when the ditches mutt be used
The report of the City Engineer on Dolo-
rosa s'reet was read and relerred to the Street
and Bridge committer.
The report of the same officer on East Com-
merce street was read and referred to the
Public Improvement committee.
Till FINANCE COMMITTEE
by their chairman Alderman Dwyer reported
that the officers' accounts for July were
The committee recommended an ordinance
authorizing the Issue of $10000 bonds for
public Improvement the same to be for not
less than $50 nor more than $500 at 7 per
cent. Interest redeemable in five years. That
rate of Interest was recommended to float the
bonds at par. The recommendation was
unnnlmously agreed to.
rUBLIC IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE
per Alderman Story presented plans and esti-
mates for fencing the old cemetery $359; they
propose to plant trees and beautify the place.
All they ask the city was to fence It in. In
answer to a honorable member Alderman Story
said the Second ward would provide water
and even give a little lemonade with yes
and put a stick In It If required. The appro-
priation was then made the vote being nine
ayes three nays.
PETITION AND ORDINANCE COMMITTEE
per Major Dwyer recommend that the first
section of the Board of Health ordinance be
amended so as to give the board the right to
elect their own chairman. The ordinance
was then reconsidered. The Mayor then
asked the Cily Attorney If he considered the
ordinance valid and was answered in the
affirmative. The ordinance then passed as
Mayor French here announced that he had
appointed Drs. K. Herff T. J. Tyncr and
Amos Graves as members of the Board of
Health and their appointment was confirmed.
STREET AND BRIDGE COMMITTEE
per Alderman Lockwood reported in favor of
the Cunningham road and the matter was re-
ferred to the City Engineer and Street Com-
missioner for report and estimates in order
that the Council may take further action.
They also recommended that Alderman Ar-
naud's resolution for the appropriation of $25
for a bridge over the Alazan ditch be accepted
which was done. 'He said there were other
matters to report but the committee had not
had time to attend to them. Alderman Pauly
wanted to known why the committee had not
reported upon Ihe citizens' petition respecting
the change of
GRADE OF BLUM STREET.
He also asked by whose authority the work
there was being done and out of what appro-
priation wss it paid. Alderman Lockwood
replied that two-thirds of the work was done
when the petition was presented and the
committee did not think it necessiry to report.
Alderman Pauly thought the matter very Ir-
regular; he would say nothing as to the
necessity for the work though he had his own
opinion but It was. an unusual way of doing
things. The Street Commissioner had his
men there for over a month; the expense was
great and he wanted some explanation.
The Mayor "The work was under contract
when the petition came asking for the adop-
tion ofthe old grade. The Street Commis-
sioner and City Engineer were opposed to this
and I told them to go ahead. When I found
the sidewalks were buried 10 or 15 inches be-
low the street I told the Street Commissioner
to fix the streets and I think it should be
done." Alderman Pauly "But the citizens
protest." The Mayor" But their opinions
cannot weigh against the experienced
officers of the cily." Alderman Pauly
But the citizens complain. The Mayor's pri-
vate Interest must give way to public welfare.
The matter then dropped.
THE FIRE COMMITTEE
per Alderman Schreiner reported upon appli-
cations to erect iron clad buildings which
were granted with one exception.
OAS AND WATER COMMITTEE
per Alderman Lockwood reported on the
water company's claim for damages arising
from the change of grade on Blum street.
They considered that gas water and street
car companies should be required to comply
with tho grades establi.hcd from time (o time.
Alderman Belknap heartily "hear hear."
The report was adopted. The same com-
mittee investigating. the water company's
complaint of waste of water at the market
house reported that there was no ground for
complaint and the report was unanimously
Alderman Schreiner reported that he and Mr.
'Bolton special committee had agreed wllh
Coneepclon R. Navarro to pay $46$ in con-
sideration of an agreement to the new line to
her property on West Houston street yielding
additional sidewalk Mr. Pauly thought tha(
was a liberal compensation but the re-
port was agreed to and appropriation made
Mr. Pauly's no being the only dissention.
The Finance committee made report as
to the allowance of $20 ptr month for keep-
ing of the City Physician's horse three being
in favor of $10 and two In fivorof $10 per
month. Alderman Bolton's resolution for
$10 was lost and the same fate befel Alder-
man Lock wood's compromise of $15. Ulti-
mately the $20 was allowed the vote being
10 ayes and two nays.
Alderman Gallagher offered a resolution to
extend the city limits which was referred to
the Committee on Petitions and Ordinances.
He also offered a resolotion apprpriating $350
for the building of abridge over the Alazan at
Ssn Fernando street which was referred to
Committee on Streets and Bridges.
Alderman Bolton moved a resolution to
spilnkle Travis pstk on Wednesday after-
noons before the band played which was
agreed to. It was also agreed on Alderman
Story's suggestion that the Mayor should
order the streets to be watered between 10
p. m. and 6 a. m. Instead of during the day.
Alderman Bolton moved that as all the
residents ofthe Third ward from Lire Oak to
Cherry and Star to Alameda streets were In
want of water the Waterworks company be
requested to at once lay a six inch pipe from
Live Oak to Chestnut street on Crockett
street and place a public hydrant at the cor-
ner of Chestnut street for free use of the
people in the neighborhood the city agreeing
to contract for one fire hydrant at the same
corner at the rate of $50 per annum.
It was resolved that if the property owners
on the following named streets "Austln"from
Burnet to Duval "NolatM from Nacogdoches
to Olive "Live Oak" from Austin to Ala-
meda "Crccket" street from Alamo plaza to
Walnut "Elm" from Center to Austin
''Nscogdoches" from Crocket to Elm "Bin-
ham" from Alameda to Crocket streets do
not commence to lay their sidewalks as di-
rected by resolutions adopted by this Council
some months ago within 10 days that his
honor the Mayor and Chairman ofthe Com-
mittee on Public Improvements and Streets
and Bridges contract for the construction of
such sidewalks that the property owners on
the north side ol West Commerce street from
Cameron street to San Pedro creek be or-
dered by the Mayor to construct sidewalks in
front of their respective properly in accordance
with class "A" and that Ihe Mayor be re-
quested to have all property owners or their
agents on Camden street ordered to con-
struct sidewalks as per class "C" (third class)
in accordance with sidewalk ordinance
passed and approved April 5 iSSl.
The Council then adjourned.
AMERICAN LEGION OF HONOR.
'reparations and Festivities of the Local
Lodcee for the Coming dread Council.
At the last meeting of the Joint Executive
committee of the two local lodges of the
American Legion of Honor final arrange-
ments were made for the reception of the en-
tertainment of the representatives ofthe Grand
Council from all parts ol the State. Reports
of sub-committees were received and showed
that their respective members have been work-
ing hard to make the affair a complete success-
The session of the Grand Council will con-
sume portions of three days commencing on
September 13 and the entertainment will
consist of a reception at the San Pedro springs
on the evening of the first day. On the second
evening guests will be treated to an elegant
ball and banquet at the Turner hall and the
third evening a promenade concert will take
place at Travis park. The public generally
will be Invited to the promenade concert and
Ihe reception. The officers of the Grand
Council will be received at the railroad depots
next Sunday evening and will devote the first
two days of the week to the preliminaries of
the business meeting. A sufficient amount of
money has been subscribed to pay all ex'
penses and to make the visit of our distin-
guished guests satisfactory in every particular.
Judge B. I. Boone will deliver the address of
welcome and Colonel J. II. McLeary will
preside at the banquet.
A SERIOUS BLUNDER
Mr. F. C Sheerer TaUce Morphine Its Mis-
take for Quinine.
Yesterday a German named F. C. Shaefer
who was formerly a New Yoik druggist but
recently a United States hospital steward was
found under the influence of morphine at Ihe
Alameda boarding house and considerable
difficulty was experienced in sating his life.
At first it was supposed to be a case of suicide
but it now transpires that he had taken mor-
phine in mistake for quinine which he intended
to take for fever. When interrogated this
morning hs explained the mistake and said
that he was too much of a druggist not to
know that if he wanted lo commit suicide
cyanide of potasium of which he had a good
supply was the most effective remedy. The
story about the pistol which the Express made
was simply a joke and the story of the trunk
in the same paper is apocryphal.
Shaefer is doing well ana his expenses are
paid by his old comrades.
Between Acoqula and Houston street. The
Under will reoolve a reirwtd by returning It to
South Concho street No. Sis; to CamlUa Uorrell.
The Labor Question at Fall River In-
augration of Proctor Knott at Frank-
Sledo and Mitchell to right at St l'n-
Th.Jamee Trial-VllUrd'e l'arty
In Dakota i:to
Wasiiihoton September 4. At Pensacola
yesterday there were nonewcasesof fever and
no deaths in the navy yard hospital and camp.
No accurate Information has been received re-
garding the residents of the reserve.
New York September 4. The tng boat
Edwin Hawley this afternoon was run into by
Jay Gould's yacht Atalanta and was cut In
two and sank. All hands were saved. The
Atalanta also ran Into a schooner at anchor
damaging her stern.
Wasiiinoton September 4. The Interior
Department of Stale Is in receipt of Informa-
tion that two American vessels Rebecca J.
Moulton and Jose E. Moore have been seized
at Saqua La Grande Cuba by the Spanish
authorities for alleged violations of the Span-
ish revenue laws. They have been released
upon grounds urged by the Consul of the
United States at Saqua La Grande under In-
structions from the Department of State.
Cincinnati September 4. A Times-Star
special from Maysville Ky. says that Samuel
Bolger colored who committed rape on the
12-year old daughter of Mr. MeAuliff while
she was returning home from school waa
hinged to-day In the jail yard. He was bap-
tized by a Catholic priest on Sunday lie
slept none last night but ale heartily this
morning. He was attended by priests on the
scaffold. He died in nine minutes. The
execution waa private.
El Paso September 4. J. D. Conant and
S. C. Made the sporting men of this city who
went on to Kansas City to try to induce Slide
and Mitchell the luggers to fight in El Paso
telegraph to-day that the trainers of the pugi-
lists have agreed to have the fight at El Paso
and a meeting has been called in this city to
collect subscriptions and arrange other details.
The Governor of the State of Chihuahua has
refused permission to have the fight across the
river and as the officers will try and prevent it
on this side it is still not a certainly.
Jamestown Dakota September 4. From
Fargo which was gaily decorated the Villard
excursion trains reached Westright in the
heart of Ihe great wheat belt. The scene on
every side was enough to enthuse every one.
At this time most of the wheat has been cut
and the ground so far as the eye could reach
was covered with golden shocks. The whole
country appealed to have donntd holiday at-
tire in Jionot of the occasion. There were
crowds at every station and all buildings of
high or low degree were more or less trimmed
with flags and banners and other tokens of
ST. Louis September 4. The Post-Dispatch's
Gallatin special says: In the James
trial Judge Hicklin opened this morning for
the State. He read a good deal from the
testimony and claimed that the Identification
ol Frank James was complete and any at-
tempt to prove an alibi was a farce. Colonel
Slover of Independence for the defence
argued In favor of the four men theory. He
showed the incompleteness of Ihe identifica-
tion of the prisonor and the thoroughness of
the alibi testimony dwelling upon the In-
terested motives of Dick Liddell and the
Chicago September 4. The special train
carrying President Aithur and General Sheri-
dan and other members of the Yellowstone
Park party arrived from St. Paul this after-
noon. A great crowd had gathered at the
Northwestern depot but owing to the uncer-
tainty which had prevailed regarding the
President's movements the reception was in-
formal. The reception committee were
waiting with carriages and the party was at
once driven to the Grand Pacific hotel under
the escort of 100 veterans. The formal re-
ception will not occur until to-morrow night.
Louisville September 4. Ten thousand
people witnessed the inauguration of the Hon.
J. Proctor Knott as Governor of Kentucky
at Frankfort to-day. The city was elaborately
decorated Ex-Governor Blackburn in his
valedictory repeated his excuses for the
numerous pardons made before the Demo-
cratic convention In this city last spring.
Governor Knott followed in a short inaugural
address in which he said "I declare here
distinctly and irrevocably that in no case will I
grant a pardon or remit a penal consequence
of correction for a criminal offense unless I
shall be fully satisfied that it would be unjust
to the convict to withhold it."
Fall River September 4. The sub-committee
of the Senate Committee on Edu cation
and Laborconsisting of Senators Aldrlch and
George and Arch Kimball Jr. the derkj;
visited Fall River to-day and Vfere met at the
depot by F. G. Stevens a prominent mill
owner H. C. Flenner Treasurer of the fctsld
mills and Robert Mower President of the
Spinners' association. After a dinner the
party took carriages and visited the tenements
owned by the different mills 1 he Shore mill
flats rent for $5 per month board is $3 per
week for women $4 for men. The average
wages of operatives are about $9 per week.
The tenements of the Staid mills appeared
the worst of all. One operative showed the
committee a deep cesipool under his house
the odor from which waa bad. The bouses
ol the Chair mills were found little better. A
French Canadian said that he could live here
belter than in Canada. There he could only
Set meat once in a while he bad it here every
ay. An old English woman said that the
condition of the operatives in England was
better than in this country. Robert Hower
is held In great esteem by ail these people.
District Court Caso Settings
The following cases have been set for trial
in the District court on the dates named:
September 11: Nat Michel vs. A. Haiders
et al; Mean vs. Mears; Biesenback vs. Sole
singer; Fulton vs. Wilklns.
September 12: Kuhn vs. International and
Great Northern railway; Gerfers vs. liars
dortT; Dosch vs. Nctle; Marx & Kempoer vs.
Goldfrank Frank & Co.; Terrell vs. Harris.
September 13.- Meyer & Foster vs. Ger-
fers; Beaumont Lumber Co. vs. Martin k
Schryver; Graves vs. lilckmsn
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