The San Antonio Light (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 145, Ed. 1, Monday, September 17, 1883 Page: 1 of 4
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Everybody's Friend !
The Smoker's Friend Main Plaza.
Universal Satisfaction I
For flto years
Sim Hart's PopuIarSt-and
Ask for them Tako no others.
Beware of Frauds.
San Antonio Light
Vol. I. No. 145.
San Antonio Texas Monday September 17 1883.
Ten Cents a Week
ED STEVES & SONS
Van!) at Intornitlon.il and Oroat Northern llallroad Depot and Galveston llarrlsburg and
Ban Antonio railroad track. Eaat Commerce Street.
The besl grades always on hand. Also Doors Sash Blinds
Mouldings Shingles Fencing Barbed Wire Fence Posts
Neweis Stair Rails and Ballusters. Our lumber is of the fihest
quality and unexcelled. We would invite the public to exam-
ine before purchasing elsewhere. En. Steves & Sons.
SHEETS CORREVON & CASTLES'
217 ALAMO PLAZA.
Where you will lee the grandest display ol
the very lowest prices for men and boys.
Doalor in Fine Waldos Diamonds and Jewelry
iiHI Commerce Street San Antonio
GREAT BARGAINS !
Estate of J- GRENET Deceascd'
Dry Ms Cliii Boots Shoes.
GlaN.suai cand Crockory Positively Sold UK icretnt.
Uclow Cost to Close Out Stock.
GEOCEEY DEPARTMENT !
Kept at full standard with freshest (roods constantly on hand nest whiskies and cognacs
also best French German and California wines In tho city. Ooods delivered anywhern In the
city. Whole grooery busiaesa offered for aale. A ram opportunity for an energetlo and ontoi -prising
man. The aplendld buslncaa aland tho "Old Alamo" also offered for Bale.
For Balo Three-story houso corner Main plaza and Market street; two-atory rcsldenco and
eight acres Irritable ground on Garden street and various lota In the city. Apply to
JQSBPH B. DWTBR Executor.
J. H. MARQUART
CRESCENT CITY " .
BOOT & SHOE MANUFACTORY
No. 17 Soledad St. Opposite Cqurt House
Makes IIOOTS AND SHOES TO ORUElt on iSe shorten nolle and bttt stylt.
IU.J. -P L - A... If
Alio has th oly complete Boot and Shoe Manifactory
tuu 01 1. 111.11 employ mora wor.mtn lurni
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Only First Class Workmen Employed
1 short notice
the best ol everything in the latest styles at
P. 1 I' 1
In San Antonio. Kaeps the largest bait and r
oni mora goods
and Entire Satisfaction Guaranteed.
When In need of anything In Ihfo line remember the
OBSERVING AN EVENT.
The Mexicans Hold a Grand Celebration of
the Day Upon Which Their Indepen-
dence was Declared.
The National Orators Aililreaa Tlielr ftaca
ami Warmly Kulogl.e tha Hnnnr and
It la very pleasant to notice nations duly
observing important eras In their history and
for this reason the celebration of Ihe Mexican
Independence Is a notable affair. It Is as
fitting that Ihey should celebrate the inde-
pendence of their race as the American peo-
ple their Fourth of July. This year a peculiar
eclat waa given to Ihe festival by the Mexican
Mutual Aid association. The celebratora
assembled on Saturdsy evening on Military
plus the act of Incorporation was read by
County Assessor Joie Garcia and Ihen the
torch light procession filed off in the following
I. Tho Marshal Francisco Sanchez and his
nsslstsnts HryanCtillairtinii Jtra.iuln (lui'rcro
JeauaTeJeila 0. Mollurv (1. Ollmon 1'. M
ltubto Feleelano Flores uigene Navarro r.
rnwford Oacar llergatrum T. Uurza It
Florce J ItodrlKiies and J Casslano.
. Hand of music.
il. The Kxrcuttvo committee (composed of
4. Carriages of soling senorltas. Mra. Car-
men Gomez Y. (ialan bcnorltaa Cella and
Carmen Vlllereal Henurlta Andrea do Leon
.1. The Mexican Hag
a. Mexican Consul Doctor Oroeloa and tho
President of the society J. Curdetius.
7. United States Hag.
8. Membera of the society with badges and
V. Invlt'dgiicsta also with Insignia.
10. Tho I.iuiit's mounted reporier.
11. Tho public.
11. Men on horseback with torches.
Thus marshalled the procession paraded
file principal streets to the springs which was
tastefully decorated where Mesers. Juan Car-
dinal E. Mondragon J. M. Penaloza James
Warren and Manuel Strna delivered patriotic
speeches appropriate to the occasion in
which Hidalgo the Independence leader was
Scnoritas Carmen Gomez y Galan Cclia
Villareal Carmen Villareal and Andrea de
Leon appeared in national costume and sang
the Mexican national hymn amid loud bravos.
Dancing and other festivities were then en-
joyed until a late hour. The festivities were
continued yesterday and will be concluded
this evening by a grand display of fire works.
Hams Gleaned in ths Hotel Corridors and
From Various Other Sources.
Mr. B. F. Yoakum Is in the city.
Mr. John Provis mining engineer of
Chihuahua is at the Hotel Maverick.
Mr. Joseph Struthers agent for F. W.
Devoe & Co.'a New York palnls is at the
Mr. C V. Ilattell representing Ault it
Warbu'g's prlntlnc inks Cincinnati is stay-
log at the Hotel Maverick.
Mr. H. R. Parkes State agent for the Sun
Fire office London England was in the city on
Saturday and appointed W. A. Bonynge as
city agent vice T. F. Ilrady.
John Willet Mexico! A. W. Rogers Lu-
ting; L Atomond; W. I.ullr Galveston; C.
Harrier J. Barries Texai; S. C. Logan
Tombstone A. T t C. Longmolh Jefferson
Texas; G. Hilton Cily; W. L. Ward; A. C.
McMannes Medina; George R. Farris
Texas; J. C'ohn Laredo; J K. Burr Ilracketl;
Mrs. Charles Hubcner Lewis Hubener New
Orleans; J. A. Addington Luling John
Slatenay Chicago; A. Brown Uvalde; John
J. Laughlin City; II. A. Avener Laredo;
Henry Leigh Galveston are quests at the Si.
I'rolmte Court Notes
The Probate court was opened this morning
and will remain open for the transaction ol
business until Saturday.
The will of John M. Pukes was admitted lo
probate and the order of sale In the estate of
Henry Weir deceased was confirmed.
Flaying at lines Hall.
The Athletics and the Mascottes had a bate
ball match at the springs yesterday when the
Mascottes won easily. There was however
great confusion In the winners' ranks all were
talking at once and there appeared to be no
Captain. This shortcoming on part of the
Mascottes should-be altered.
The San Antonio Blues and the Sunsets
were to have played a match game yesterday
but the Blues backed out. The Sunsets
played among themselves but one of the
players got hit over the head with a bat and
another was hit in the eye by a ball. These
accidents put a sudden end to the game.
A Heurtbrokcn Mother Asks After Her Son.
The following inquiry is made of our post-
roaster. If this should meet the eye of the
stray boy he can answer for himself. Perhaps
some one knows of his whereabouts.!
Bloominoton Ind. August 30 18S3.
Sir I Please be so kind as to let me hear from
you if at any time you knew or heard of a
boy by the name of Ned E. Foster. The last
I heard from him was from San Antonio.
He is a slender boy dark-brown hair grey
eyes and heavy moustache. Any Information
you can give will be gratefully received by his
mother Mrs. E J. Alexander
I am heartbroken. I hsve waited so long.
Ills letter was written June 27 1882. Never
a word have I had since. Will you please in-
quire about him and oblige his mother. Do
not delay. Is there such a place as Laredo in
Texas t He was at San Antonio Texas and
spoke of a man by the name of Watson keep-
ing a liquor store but I do not know if he
went. He lived there or in Monterey Mexico.
If possible find out all you can good or bad
for this suspense it killing me.
(Irmge It. llerry Takes Morphine to A.
eaugo l'i In And Hlea.
Rumors were current on the street this
morning that a young man had suicided on
Losoya street. On inquiry there it appears
that a young man George It. llerty nephew
of Mr. J. C. llerry brother ol Dr. Dabney
Berry had died from an overdose of mor-
phine. When Ihe deceased was discovered
under Ihe Influence of morphine Dr. Adolph
ilerft and Dr Dabney Berry were called and
applied Ihe usual remedies. For a time suc-
cess was promised but a relapse occurred in
which the deceased passed away. Informa-
tion of the death was conveyed to the County
Judge and Justice Adam. The former In-
structed that an inquest be held and post
mortem examination made if necessary but
the Justice being satisfied that the death was
inadvertently occasioned by an overdose ol
morphine he did not hold an inquest.
The deceased was a native ol Mobile
Alabama and was an exemplary young man.
lie has been ill for some time and had taken
morphine to ease his pain.
Strange Jo say young Berry died in the
same house and in the same way as George
Lucas who died a short lime ago.
The l'rlenils of Ilohert I Doughty l'etl
Hon the President ror l'unlnti.
A petition is being circulated in El Paso
asking tbe President to pardon Robert E.
Doughty who was convicted In the Federal
court a year ago for robbing the mails. He
was arrested in conjunction with Drake and
Stonebreakcr. When the latter was arrested
he made an important concession to Colonel
Oglesby and thus enabled District Attorney
Evans to weave a net wotk of circumstantial
evidence around Doughty and Drake as to
confirm Stonebrcaker'a confession and to
leave no doubt of their guilt. All the men
were convicted and sentenced to various terms
in the penitentiary. The petitioners do not
deny Doughty's guilt but Ihey say it was the
first offence and was simply the result of
youthful indiscretion and evil associations. If
this were adopted as a bone fide reason for
pardon one-half of the inmates in the peni-
tentiary could with equal reason claim their
DAVID CROCKETT'S GRANDDAUGHTER.
She and Her Children Lie Sick and Des-
titute In the Alamo City.
A rerponsible citizen furnishes the Light
with the following item which deserves
serious attention :
There is now living in Ihe city at the cor-
ner of Goliad and Water street In the Fourth
ward a lady who ia cnlilled to a liberal share
of sympathy from the citizens of this cily. By
circumstances over which she hae no control
she has been left in a destiiule condition and
is In feeble health with three helpless chil-
dren to provide for.
When it is known that this lady is a grand-
daughter of David Crockett the hero of the
Alamo she cannot (ail to excite public sym-
pathy and Ihe citizens ol San Antonio will
not find a better lime to show their apprecia-
tion of the services of the dead hero than
now and at less trouble and expense lhan Ihe
proposed Alamo monument. B.
STOPPING THE GUTTERS.
An Important Teit Caso by the Street
Commls loner Heard and Decided
An important test case as to the tights of
contractors to use the public streets was heard
in Ihe Recorder's court on Saturday when the
Street Commissioner summoned D. C.Ander-
son for stopping the drainage. The Street
Commissioner admitted that the city ordi-
nances gave the contractor'onc third of the
street but contended that the contractors bad
no right lo stop the drainage. The case was
tried by jury who dismissed it.
Now while it is desirable to encourage
building and to give contractors the privileges
allowed them it seems to the Licit r that the
Street Commissioner's contention Is right.
Stoppage of the drainage is detrimental in
many ways and should not be allowed.
AN ELECTRIC SHOCK.
Alderman lloltoti Itendered Unconscious
liy Lightning Has u Xurruw Km-
cupe From Death.
During the storm on Friday Alderman Bol-
ton had' a narrow escape from death. He
was quietly resting in bed when his wife sug
gested that it was an excellent opportunity of
uaving me cisiern nueu Willi iresn water lie
arose and proceeded to Ihe cisiern. On the
way he stopped and Immediately after he had
a shock that rendered him unconscious for
some time and then he was compelled to re
turn without accomplishing his object. Next
morning be examined the place and found
that the lightning bad struck the ground a
little id front of him and there can be no
doubt that If he had have proceeded much
farther the Light would have had to publish
his obituary notice.
Hen Thompson's Saddle.
General Mejia who was executed with Em-
peror Maximillian had the handsomest saddle
In the country heavily mounted with silver
and worth about $500. It was captured dur-
ing the Mexican war by one of Ben Thomp-
son's men and Ben bought it of the man who
got it. He in turn sold It to Joe Sonneburg
now ol Leadville who now has it in dally
use. Ben Is accused recently of stealing the
said saddle. Of course there Is no truth in
the allegation and as Ben says he has been
accused of mapy things but It is the first time
he hat been accused of theft.
Interesting News That Flashed Over the
Wires from All Quarters
ol the Globe.
Faint Crrerts from Ijitlug Canned llecf -Trouble
In I'eril Suicide of a Vlr
glnla Judge Oilier Mews.
Pensacola September 15. l'ensacola is
still healthy. There are three new cases but
no deaths at Ihe navy yard.
New York September 15. The Inde-
pendent Labor party has appointed a commit
tee to Issue a call for a national convention of
labor organlcMinns lo be held in Philadelphia
on January 12 18S4.
London September 15. It is probable the
police will board the steamer Athenian upon
her arrival of Southhampton to take O'Don-
nell the murderer of James Carey ashore and
bring him secretly to I.ondon.
Sr. Louis September 15. John M. Krum
aged 73 who from 1843 tn 184S was Judge of
Ihe St. I.011U Cily Circuit court in 184S Mayor
ol Ihe city and for nearly half a century a
Kromlnent member of the Western bar died
ere this evening.
Concord September 15. The session of
the Legislature which closes this morning It
the longest ever held in the Slstc. The
members will each receive 102 days' pay. It
will require upwards ol $100000 to settle
their per diem. Neatly 375 bills and iolnt res
olutions were passed.
Houston September 13. Leong a mem-
ber of the Ilennessy Detective agency alter
working nearly a month yesterday arrested a
negro named Dairy at Wakerly on the Inter-
national for throwing open a switch and run-
ning a passenger train on the siding. The
proof against Dairy Is conclusive lie had
been discharced br the company. He was
riTTSUUKO September 15. Last night
Richard Brown wife and five children ate
heartily of canned corned beef and about one
hour later all were attacked with violent
pains In the stomach accompanied by vom-
iting. Their physician pronounced the symp-
toms those of poisoning. Wesley Brown
aged 12 died at 3 o'clock this momlne. The
other members of the family are still in a
serious condition but it Is thought they will
Lima September 15. It is reported that
the town of Cereo de Pascals Is menaced by
Montaneros on two sides viz.! Raynahunea
and Cayna. The Cure of Cayna it is alleged
caused the assassination of Codora Morales
Governor of Huaamlco whose head was
paraded through the streets and whose body
was mutilated and dragged In the fieldi where
it was left as food for ihe dogs after a ban-
quet given by Senor Lavarilie to the members
of Ihe new Igleslas ministry. The Cure left
Calais yesterday en route for Trujilio. Senator
Lavalle will follow him. The new ministry is
Norfolk September 15 Judge May
committed suicide aboard the Baltimore
steamer this morning. He related hit trouble
to an Episcopal clergyman of Norfolk who
came from Baltimore with him. He said that
when elected Judge he did not agree politi-
cally with his sons prominent readjusters
but was (old that politics would not Interfere
with his duties on the bench. Recently he
had been urged to make a removal and an ap-
pointment which afterwards appeared In his
opinion as a violation of law. His political
situation irritated him and he said he felt
like ending his troubles by blowing out his
brains. He is widely connected and an uncle
ol Commodore Mayer.
New York September 15. The funeral of
Hugh J. Hastings late editor and proprietor
of the Commercial Advertiser took place this
morning from St. Leo's church. It was largely
attended by many of the most prominent citi-
zens. The remains were placed at the head
of the center aisle. In front of the altar which
was draped in black. Floral offerings were
abundant and rich In design many of the
pieces being sent by the employees of the
Commercial Advertiser. The church was bv
far too small to accommodate one-half of
those who tame to pay the last tribute of
respect 10 uie ueaa journalist. 1 ne attaches
of the Commercial were present in a body.
Low mass requiem was celebrated by the
Rev Fathers Ducey and Vale and Ihe for
mer delivered a unci put impressive address
eulogizing the deceased. The pall bearers
were iresiueni Ariuur Koscoe lonkiing
Hugh J. Jewitt Jay Gould Samuel Sloan
General Eckert. lenkins Van vSchaeek. Wll.
liam A. Weed of Albany. Isaac W. Rj.tlamt.
J. Nelson Tappan and John Iloey. The re
mains were taken to Aioany lor interment.
Why She Waa Abducted.
Maggie Humphreys the heroine of the
Laredo abduction lived in San Antonto with
her uncle prior to July 18 when she was
turned over to Mr. Thomas of Laredo. She
it only 13 yean of age but it well developed
pretly and intelligent though the can neither
read nor write. There is no doubt but that
she was abducted for a vile purpose yet the
A San Antonlun Suicides.
'A dispatch from Galveston states that on
Saturday a young man named Adolph Korte
of San Antonio who was suffering from fevrr
escaped from Ihe hospital went to the depot
threw himself before a Texas-Mexican loco
motive 'and was Instantly killed. On the day
previous he attempted to commit suicide with
a razor but was prevented. There can be no
doubt that his mental faculties were deranged.
"Please come around to my office at II
o'clock" laid Albert Beckman to several
friendt on Friday morning "I have some-
thing lo show you" and many of those friends
went. When they were assembled a boy
entered with lunch and wine and Albert
asked them to celebrate his birthday. This
they did heartily to his satisfaction and their
own. Albert Beckman is a San Antonio boy
of great ability. He has many friendt and all
wish him continued prosperity.
ml. Mnrgnn Hat lilt I.r Mashed by a
Car During Switching Operations.
Yesterday a colored man named Lewis
Morgan was standing on the Sunset track
near Crockett sttcet when an engine came by.
He stepped aside allowed It to pass and then
got on the track again. Soon after he heard
a alight rumbling and turning around he taw
a car that was being switched was upon him.
Before he could get out of the way he was
struck In the back knocked down and run
over by the car. At a result his left leg was
badly mashed. He was removed to hit resi-
dence on South Centre street and Dr. Lowry
was called Immediately. Amputation wat
necessary and Dr. Lowry assisted by Dr.
Barttett and Dr. Barnilz removed the leg
from below the knee. The man is doing as
well at can be expected and if he It not In-
ternally Injured will In all probability recover.
Sabaerlptlone rtelng Obtained In the City
ror the Kr.ctlon of Ilia Memorial.
In writing of Jim Conley Ihe unfortuaate
driver of the Bocrne tlage who died from In
juries received when his learn ran away the
Boerne Advance says! "Mr. Conley has
driven the mall stage between here and San
Antonio for a lorg time and wat universally
liked. He was one ol the "old time" drivers
having driven in California and also wat one
ol the "overland" route driven. He hit two
titters living near Davenporl Iowa. Poor
Jim I" Police Officer Chadwcll was solicit-
ing contributions on Saturday to erect a mon-
ument to Conley't memory and many contri-
bution! were obtained. John Dunkle of
Boerne hat liken poor Jim 1 place on tbe
Come to tho I .awn 1'itrty.
The young ladlet of the Presbyterian church
will give a lawn party at Mrs. Elliott's resi-
dence St. Mary's street on Friday next to
which all are cordially Invited. The party (1
sure to be an enjoyable affair for it is in right
hands to make It so and those who wish to
spend a pleasant evening should not fall to be
Alderman (lallagher ltetlirned.
Alderman Gallagher returned last night
from a two weeks' visit to his old home at
Senaca Illinois where he had not been for
15 years. He brought back with him hit
mother. Mr. Gallagher report! a killing
frost In that section just before he left and the
inhabltanta wearing overcoat!. Mr. G. tayt
no place teemt like Texai and he wat glad
to get home again.
District Court .Note..
In the tult of A. Dittmar at executor to
August Vogt vs. Theodore Schleunlng for
debt judgment was given for the plaintiff.
The court Is now occupied In hearing an
appeal case from the Justice's court in which
Ed Teweet claims damages from the Galves
ton Harrisburg and San Antonio railroad for
loss of cotton.
The other cases were continued mostly to
The Ward Case.
The friends of W. D. Ward now in Castro-
ville jail for killing Bud Fly have retained
Marshal Gosling as leading counsel and
Colonel N. O. Green and Ed De Montel at
assistants and it it ttated that they have
agreed that It would not be advisable to pre-
sent a habeas corpus petition at the present
time. The funds for the defense are provided
by Ward's friendt. Marshal Gosling left yes-
terday to interview hit unfortunate client who
it well cared for by hit friends.
In Danger of Annihilation.
The gallant beau or friend of the lady who
wore her night cap or Mother Hubbard bon-
net In Travis park on Thursday wants to
annihilate the Light man because he made a
note of the fact. Such instances Is the eveiy
day experience of the average newspaper
man yet Attorney McLeary would persuade
tbe public that the "gentlemen of the fourth
estate" at Loral Beacontficld termed the lit-
erary men are not "truly great" and able to
wield the "pen" that is "mightier than the
A very pleasant party was held at Mrs.
Fries' residence on Crockett street on Satur-
day evening to celebrate the 21st birthday of
Mr. Walter Freis. Among those present
were the Misses Huppertz Miss Ida Koerps
Miss Scholz Miss Freis Mist Schuwlrth
Metsrs. Alex Sartor George Caen Walter
Freis F. Dcussen II. Schulz Charles Schu-
wlrth E. Holmgreen John Baur II. C. Mil-
ler and the LlOHT representative. Games
were played dances enjoyed and refresh-
ments served. The young men return thanks
to Miss Freis for the pleasure they enjoyed
and the Light roan ts equally grateful for
courtesies extended to him.
Cow ltoye Itun into a Ituggy.
A couple of young cow boys wh'o were
feeling b'ouyant and riding fiery steeds had a
little 300 yard race on Washington square
Saturday night and in turning the corner of
the street ran Into a buggy occupied by a
member of the San Antonio Fertilizing com-
pany and broke the shaft of ths vehicle. The
owner of the buggy alighted and seized the
horse ol one of the racera and demanded pay
for the damage done. The cow boys refused
claiming that the buggy had ran into them.
The police were summoned and the whole
party were escorted to the station house for
the purpose of giving Recorder Callaghan an
opportunity to arbitrate matters for them
Bchedulo Prlcea far Maaoutte
Wednesday and Thursday nights. Admission
75 cental reserved scat. Jl; children half price.
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