The San Antonio Light (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 157, Ed. 1, Monday, October 1, 1883 Page: 1 of 4
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Vol. I. No. 157. I-
San Antonio Texas Monday October 1 1883.
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J. M. EMERSON
WATCHMAKER JE WE LEU
No la. Holetlatl Street Suit Antonio. Texas.
Watches clocks jewelry guns pistols musical instru-
ments etc. sold at a small advance of cost. Bargains to
be had in forfeited pledges.
J. H. MARQUART
BOOT & SHOE MANUFACTORY
No. 17 Soledad St. Opposite Court House
Makes BOOTS AND SHOES TO ORDEU on the shortest notice and beit style
Also has the only complete Uoot and Shoe Manufactory In San Antonio. Keeps the largest best and roost
varied stock of Leathers employs more workmen turns out more goods and Ives uetter satisfaction
than any other establishment ot the kind In the city.
Only First Class Workmen Employed and Entire Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Dhiinils ami Jewelry
llusonlinndu large atoik of Jewel y clocks
Anttiintll - nn llHIIil. Hfmt whlnklci and COSnflCS
n t ll n MtK flfHMlS (lotlVLTOd RtlVWherft lfl tilt
A rare ouporttmtty for nn onenrotlo and eatci-
"HM Alamo" nUo offered for BlllO.
When in a
'San Pedro" Riplies to the Sophistical Ar-
gument of the Third Ward Alderman
In Sunday's Express.
II Maintains the Aceiirracy or Mil Position
id Rhone That Alderman Lock
wood's Arguments are Untenable.
Editor Ban Antonio Light.
In last Sunday morning's Express appeared
another thouthtful production on unitary
matters Irom that chlralrlc and astute gentle-
man Alderman Loekwood. The article was
evidently prepared after fully a week's deliber-
tion and under the shadow of alt caution as
we learn that our genial novelty In the realm
of sanitary interests called upon the Mayor of
this city about the end of last week and after
due deliberation decided that "San Pedro's"
article was the only one wotllt answering in
the whole list and category of opposition that
Mr. Loekwood lias bestirred ai against him.
"San Pedro" docs not feel anyways honored
on account of A. L'a remark In the Mayor's
office for If honor comes from work it shall
be due to the achievement of some purpose
that accords with the public weal. It Is an
admission however in our behalf (what Mr
l.ockwood has said to Mayor F.) and to him
belongs the honor for being honest and I
would not for any consideration take from
one I think meant well but does not know
how to act any little credit that tome casual
conduct might invest him with. We believe
Mr. Loekwood It an honett man we shake
hit fair grip with that tame tort of blief we
look into hit bland yet sensible face wilh
that kind of assurance but still we often find
among our fellowmen honesty and
pure manhood at the main attribulei
and pure candor depicted in face and business
acta and daily walks of life and yet that man
may not be suited for the Presidency of the
United States; and this it just how Alderman
Loekwood ttandt. We know he meant well
but hit language it Italian and hit reason it
Greek to the more sensible clatt of our
people. But let us etcape these animadver-
sions upon the chiracter of a man who would
offer ut hit last thlrt (and a glass of beer) the
neat time we met hire and turn to hit "pre-
tentious" answer of our "first."
We hold that our original groundt were
tenable because they were right and because
what we tald tiat been approved by all classes
of the people who would defend our position
with their shot guns If necessary.
While the Alderman's resolution may not
have been introduced to accomplish as much
at he would have yet the effect of such res-
olution Is as we before Hated. The after acts
and e fleets and results consequent upon legis-
lation are of the first consideration with the
statesman and an Alderman should be but a
miniature statesman the results of whose leg-
islation are to be felt not now but hereafter
and he should be a man of sufficient foresight
to delve into the deptht of future requirements
and conform his present acts to the wants ol
tome one yet to come. It It the main com'
plaint againtt our City Councilmen that they
think too much for to-day and leave more for
"to-morrow" than they know of.
It it a blessing to our poorer classes that
they have been enabled to dig from fifteen to
forty feet In the ground and find wells of pure
and palatable living water. It Is a curse to
our people that there are men among us now
who would pollute that water. It It well
known that on the west tide of our river clay
and concrete ttratat are struck and on the
east side a rotten limestone formation that
flows from the hills which environ the city to
the eastward. Wells are lower and more per
manent in the latter than In the former forma'
tions when the ditches run their full power;
and when impurities are castupen the earth's
turface they are conveyed to thcte ttrata
high or low and emitted through them to the
water channel that supplies the wells In
dry teasons wells in the Fourth ward sink
toonest and hold the least water and the
well water in this ward is most subject to the
amount of water that runs in the ditches as
"many citizens" can testify. If the ditches
are polluted the seepage and passage of water
through the earth must carry
more or lest Impurity nauseating
for its very account and for the fact that im
purities being heavier thin water sink and
are carried through crevicet to these wells.
This was illustrated only a few weeks ago
after Hugo & Sehmeltzer'i cellar had been filled
with water and tblt illustration wat in the
concrete formation through which Impurities
pass with less adhesion and a greater ab
sence oi carbuncles adhering to stone and
sand and to remain thereuntil loosened and
removed through mediumtthat got to the
wells than would be and is the case in a rot'
ten limestone formation which on account of
its toftness receives readily everything
moist that reaches it.
Alderman Loekwood tays: "There it no
doubt but that two-thirds of the sickness pre'
vailing in our city can be safely laid to
drinking water." This may or may not be
10. Alderman Loekwood can thow ut no
statistics to prove this assertion. It Is a
vague presumption on his part and in itself I
enough to annihilate him as a man of com
rnon tense with all thinking informed peo
pie. It makes the Alderman out a presump
ttve doctor and a quack and
like the " quack" ot the goose
hit part must appear to those
whose ears are clear and whose tenses are
sound. If two-thirds of the sickness now re'
ported Is due to the ditches because they
pollute the wells (we with Alderman Lock-
wood think to) then who can say that all of
the sickness (should the ditches river and San
I'edro be declared sewers) should not be attri-
buted to the ditches for causes which we have
herein specified. This Is reason this It right
and this It the sequence of the erudite Alder-
The astute Alderman also tayt tomething
about burning our house blowing it up with
dynamite etc. and claims that the ditches
would be the more serviceable as manuring
agencies should they be declared sewers and
he says "who cannot undo" and the like.
The' Alderman It an irrational Iconoclast
which is characteristic of him for he pulls his
own interests down as fast as he builds them
up and we wilt leave it to the people
"honest and up and down" if such It not a
lact. Here our heart bubbles we gaze upon
one of those bubbles and find written upon it
the effusion "be compassionate." Can the
City Council monopolize our plazas can they
take our Jails and court houses unless
they give quid pro quo anil divert them to any
other purpose! Can the Council even should
It invest in a dozen Ilotchkist revolving can
nons say "this is on edict and it must be
tot" Of courte they cannot. The people
will defend their rights. Alderman Lock-
Wood it guilty of treason. He has convicted
himself. His own mouth and bad pen
ave done it. He has been used to and has
feasted upon bombast. But. the ew-gews and
mcraksofa forlorn era are done with In
this day and generation. Let us be up and
doing. Let men. women and children think.
Let none of ut be duped. The whole theory
of our government is the many against the
few. If our ditches are made teweri and
poison the wells of two-thirds of the people
is it right? San Prdro.
LIZZIE MAY ULMER
Ami lti "40" Company Score n lilt
iS Succees In the Turner Opera
Palmer and Ulmer't company supporting
Lizzie May' Ulmer appeared in.Turner hall
last night and made a successful debut in
Leonard Grover't play " 49." The play is a
very strong one having much humor and
pretenting tcenet that are most exciting. All
the characteri are well selected and thorough.
Miss Ulmer stands forwaid at the histrionic
tun and Mr. Frank A. Tannehlll at the moon.
The support If not planets are staraof con
siderable magnitude. Of Miss Ulmer't Car-
roll we must speak in terms of praise. She
It of the Lotta-Minnie Palmer tchool and
invent the character with a humor and
pathos thoroughly consistent with the charac-
ter she represents. From the first to last she
commanded her audience and was the de
cided favorite of the audience. The "49" of
Mr. Tannerhill was a character impersona
tion thoroughly natural and perfect. The
scene In which be dctcribet hit matrimonial
difficulties wat affecting in the extreme and
was one of great artistic merit. The General
Sol Kane of Mr. E. K. Grandin wat an ex
cellent portraiture consistent throughout of
the Inveterate toper. He bore considerable
resemblance to the noted Chrysler but ol
course. It was not him. Old Ned (Mr. C. E.
Dudley) a negro In action and character wat
decidedly good but his negro dialect wat
faulty. The tcene in which he detcribed the
urder by the Danites was very dramatic and
called forth considerable applause. Colonel
James the fussy little lawyer by Mr.
George Ames was another well-studied
representation and wat decidedly pleasing
As the other characters were fairly played
and as regardt the whole play we can only
echo Colonel Tames' remarks "That's
good; that's good." The audience for Sun
day night wat remarkably large and all ap
peared to be well pleated with the play.
According to arrangements " 49" will be
repeated to-night and should be equally pop
ular. On Tuesday night the company will
present the Danites made to famout by Mr.
and Mrt McKee Rankin's artistic representa.
tion. Mist Ulmer hat played her character
with McKee Rankin and hat hit endorse'
ment as to her excellence.
THE FIRST OF THE SEASON.
The llflxar llenevolent Association (live
Successful Hall at tbe Cailno.
The Bexar Benevolent association who
have the reputation of giving excellent balls
gave their first ball last Saturday evening at
Casino hall which was well attended and
wat in every way a tuccess. Among the ladies
present were noticed the Misses Etna Truax
Emma Arts Mary Waelder Ida Thornsby
Martha Payne Minnie Hunter Ilattie Brown
Clara Waelder Smith Amelia Wolfling
Mollie Balwln Delia Sweeny Katie Mitchell
Louise Fischer Ida Koerps Bertha Meyer
Lula McAllister Lizzie Meyer Mary Eber
hard) Mary McAllister and Emma Eber
hardt. The dancing was decidedly good and
excellent music was performedby McAllister's
band. At midnight an excellent repast was
spread by Mr Ludwig Mahncke and was
much appreciated by those present. Dancing
was resumed and continued until a late hour
If there Is any truth in the old proverb
"Happy Is the wooing that It not long a
doing" John Settle and Mrs. Carotin
Schmidt should be the happiest couple In the
city. They met on Saturday morning and
were so mutually "mashed" that they were
married In the evening by County Judgi
Mason. Both seem to be well satisfied am
the best wish that can be made them Is that
another proverb may not be exemplified
"Marry In haste and repent at leasure."
Bandits Attempt to Rob a Santa Fe Tarin
Kill the Engineer and Wound the
r Sear at Ban rranrlsfo-UIatsblow
1 Strike-lluelnen rllurer-NM
York Women Voting.
BlNOllAMrroN N. Y. September 29.
Three hundred women voted at a school elec-
tion here to-day.
New York Septexber 29 The United
States tloop-of-war Yantle from St. Johns
N. Fi arrived here to-day bring the survivots
01 the Proteus. All well.
San Francisco September 29 The
steamer Ncwbern which arrived this mornicg
from fiuayamua and Marattln brought five
cases of yellow fever. The steamer is quar-
antined. 1 he city is much excited.
PlllLAUtLrillA September 29. The fust
annual meeting of the Philadelphia division
of the League of American Wheelmen was
held at Fairmount park lo day. Fully 400
men mounted on bicycles were in line of pro
cession through the park.
rimnURoir September 29. John G. Gor-
don H. M. Geary and Albert Cruzan mem
bers of a band of highway robbers who
worked Maryland West Virginia and Eastern
Pennsylvania extensively were sentenced to-
day to 20 years each In the Western pen-
itentiary Cincinnati September 29. The District
court authorizes the announcement that It will
2 o'clock Monday next render a decision In the
case of Mannix assignee vs. Purcell et el.
involving the question of subjecting church
Croperty to pay the debts of the late Arch.
Pittsbiiro September 29. Glass workers
In the bottle factory of D. O. Cunnlogham &
Co. to the number of 150 struck tgalost a 20
per cent reduction. The window glass section
remains unchanged. Both sides are waiting
to request a conference and in the mean-
while the factories in this city and the West
re shut down.
Washington September 29. The follow
ing unique epistle was received at the Treasury
department to-day in an envelope postmarked
Logansvllle Wisconsin 1 "First Auditor
United States Treasury Washington : I
bought two and one-half pounds leaf tobacco
for my own use on account of Its strength.
Uncle bam is rtcn out (..tsar ougnt to nave
his dues." Eighteen cents in postage stamps
Washington September 29. An Ingen
ious method of raising figures in the new pos
tal notes has just been brought to the atten-
tion of the postoflice department. The fraud
consists in punching from tbe high figures in
a note a piece 01 paper 01 me proper snipe
and size to fill up a hole previously punched
bv the postmaster through a lower figure.
Written words or (inures are then removed
by acids and the blank filled in to correspond
with the punched figures. Some noted have
been so skillfully punched that It is very
difficult to detect the alterationt.
Paris September 29. Immense crowds of
wotkingmen and the lower classes of this
city congregated to-day outtide of the railway
station where the King of Spain wat expect-
ed to alight and along Rue Lafayette. A
strong lorce 01 cavalry and police was placed
on guard at the station. President
Grevy and hit Cabinet mtnittert
met Alpnonso at trie station me crowd
hooted and hissed the King upon his appear-
ing crying: "Down with the King." The
soldiers ana ponce naa great trouuie in keep.
Inc order. The police were very much ex
cited but good naturedly cheered the French
New York Sept. 19. The figures for
failures for the third quarter of 18S3 just
compiled by R. G. Dun & Co. show a great
Increase in the number ol mercantile ditattcrt
at compared with last year. The number of
failure! In the quarter lust closed it 1801 with
liabilities at $50000000 while for the same
quarter of 18S2 they were only noo with lia-
bilities at $18000000. For the first nine
months of 1883 failures were reported to the
number of $6440 at against $4897 in the
tame period last year. Liabilities lor tne
first nine months of the present year. $118.
000.000. as against S6q.ooo.ooo for 1882. In
Canada tne laiiures lor tne nine montns 01
1881 are over 1000 in number as acainst e.17
In 1882. Liabilities $11000000 as against
$5000000 tne same time last year.
St. Louis September 29. The Post-Dis'
patch Kansas City special says t " This
morning shortly before 3 o'clock the thunder-
bolt passenger train on the Atchison Topeka
and Santa Fe was boarded by a band of 12
masked men atCoolldge Has. and the Wells
Ferco ft Co.'t safe wat robbed. The enrf
neer on reluslng to stop the tram when
ordered by the robbers was instantly killed.
The fireman and brakemen were badly
wounded as was alto the expreit messenger.
It is impossible to ascertain the amount of
booty obtained. The robbery creates the most
intense excitement in Kansas City where it
wat thought that with the breaking up of the
lames gang train rouuing in tne west would
be forever ended. Cooiidge where the rob
bery wat committed is a tmall station on the
Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe railroad 496
mues nest 01 Kansas (.try and wttn tne ex-
ception of the telegraph operator is almost
uninhabited. An armed'possehas been tent
from Emporia Topeka Dodge City and other
Coitus 10 pursue anu capture or ma tne roo-
ers. Later. S. S. Patterson the express
messenger is not hurt: the robbers got no mon
ey. As the train pulled out from Cooiidge
three men appeared and ordered the engi
neer to step. He refused and was instantly
shot dead. The fireman wat also shot
through the breast and badly hurt although
noiiataiiy. me men men entered tneex'
press car. but Samuel Peterson the messen
ger was prepared for them and made such a
vigorous fight that the robbers were driven off.
Finding the train aroused and themselves
likely to be worsted they then beat a retreat
having tailed to secure the treasure they were
after. Information was at once telegraphed
to stations along the line and a special train
started to Cooiidge from Emporia with a
posse 0 f armed men la pursuit. The dead en-
gineer who was named Halton lived at Em-
Eoria his run being between that place and
TURNER OPERA HALL.
Sunday Sept. .'10.
.Opening of tbo regular season. Crowning
event. Ttalnl season. Merit wlnt. Tremen-
dous iiimi or America's l.lttlo Favorite Tlio
(Icmottliottage; tbo reigning success ofthe
In the most beautiful
play ever wrllti-n entitled
Ilarcrly'a Minstrels Saturday October (I
Tho Manager of Ctialno hall takes pleasure In
announcing that ho lias aecurcd at great ex-
pense tho world renowned iirator and divine
Roy. Hem Ward Bccclicr
Who will dolls er one lecture
Tuesday Oct. 2 8 p. m.
Subject : Tho Helgn of the Common People.
Diagram now open at Him Hart 'a cigar store.
Reserved icati St M. S1-S7-HM-S
Have opened a branch of their Galveston
house at 2Jo Commerce street San Antonio
and have the largest stock ol pianos organs
sheet music strings and musical Instruments
of any house in the city. They are State
agents for the world renowned Stcinway
and the favorite and popular Emerson pianos
and sell the tame at well at all other goodt
In their line at cheap at any house North or
South. Thos. Coggan & Bros sell pianos and
on such small monthly Installments that every
family can afford to buy one. 9-25-3111
As the jail weather has already set
in we desire to eall the attention of
our friends to the faet that we have
spared no pains to prepare for them
and are now-receiving a large and
well selected sloth of
Fall and Winter
OUR FURNISHING GOODS
department contains a complete line of
shirts white red and fancy under-
wear hosiery etc.
We also show as large and varied a
line of HATS and CAPS as can be
desired. Vt shall be glad to see you
whether you purchase or not.
Men's elother and outfitter 2J3 and
2S4 Main street.
rSTNOTE. We mako a specialty ot Men's
Linen collars and are selling our best trrnJo
for 13 i cents equal to any In tho United
BOARD AND LODGING
At No. ill Prcsa street near Main and Market
Streets. OOODTABLU SPREAD FOU DAY
BOARDERS. Everything now clean and
comfortable. Terms moderate 9-10-1 in
" look Out lloya I
To got a real nobby school tult for tbo least
money you must go to Shoots. Corrovon &
Castles opposlto tbo old Alamo.
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