The San Antonio Light (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 182, Ed. 1, Tuesday, October 30, 1883 Page: 1 of 4
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Feel's Bail Boy ani His Fa
Will visit Ban Antonio Norcm-
l)T 10. Duo notlra on arrival.
HIM 1IAKT IMrtnngor.
My Platform Is :
Fair ftUire and honorable dcullnir.
Eternal welfare ajralnst monopolies
and high price. Protection to my
patrons. SM IIAbToH?
pxcliislrc tobarconUt Main plaza.
San Antonio Light
Vol. 1. No. 182.
San Antonio Texas Tuesday October 30 1883.
Ten Cents a Week
ED STEVES & SONS
Yard! at International and Orcat Northern Railroad Depot and Oalveston llurrtsburg and
San Antonio railroad track. Knat Commerce Street.
The best grades always on hand. Also Doors Sash Blinds
Mouldings Shingles Fencing Barbed Wire Fence Posts
Newels Stair Rails and Ballustcrs. Our lumber is of the finest
quality and unexcelled. We would invite the public to exam-
ine before purchasing elsewhere. En. Stuvf.s & Sons.
GREAT BARGAINS !
Estate of J. GRENET Deceas
Dry Ms Clolliiii Boots Sloes
OIiihh ware and Crockery Positively S0I11 1!5 per font.
Itelow Cont to Close Out Stock.
GR OOERY DBPAKTMBNT !
Kent at full standardwlth rrcsnest goods constantly on hnnd. Ilet hlklcs and comiac.
also bct French Uermaii and California wine In tho city. Goods ilclltcrcd uuywhcmlnthc
city. Wholo (trncery business offered foraale. A mro opportunity for nn encrgcilound ontet-
prfslngman. Tho splondld business stand tho "Old Alumn." also oitered for Mile.
For Halo Three-story houso cornor Main plaiaand Market street: two-story residence and
elgbtacrcs Irrigable ground on Garden atrcot. and various lota In the city. Apply to
JOSEPH B. DWYER Executor.
Has oiwned up In bis new store at 8S.1 Commerce street
with a most elegant lino of
Watches Diamonds Fine Jewelry.
tST Makes a Specialty of Repairing Flno Watches. Call and see hlrn.
Dealer in Paints Oils Wall Paper Window Glass
Mirror Plates Artists' Materials Etc.
Picture Framing: and Flno Sign Work a Specialty. lOS-em
J. M. EMERSON
No. 12 Holortuil Htroot Sun Antonio Toxub.
Watches clocks jewelry guns pistols musical instru-
ments etcM 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
MaUta BOOTS AND SHOES TO ORDP.lt on tSe itiormt notice aid btitttyla.
Keeps a Stock of lis Own Manufanture of Goods on Hand.
AUo hu th Mr completi Bot and Shot II ".factory In San AnOiIo. Keept thi Urge ft best and mat
vartid itock of Leittm mployt mora wrkmto turn out more jood and gives better iatW 'action
than any other ettablUhmtnt 01 the kind In the city.
Only First .Class Workmen Employed and Entire Satisfaction Guaranteed
A Letter from Mr. A. W. Gifford Giving the
True Inwardness of the Galveston News'
Position on the Mexican Question
uit Galveston. Commercial lulari
.Surfer togallsfy Hi Petty Nplte oflu
frlitortfan Antonio Light 1
MoNTEiicYt Meilco October 27. When a
trrrnt dally paper mnkea n ipoctal point In cry-
ltifr down cf rtatn init.tut.otia and enterprises
contrary to publlo opinion contrary to logical
rcnaonlnir it roust tec roraomoslntstcrpurpoav
for tho moat part they arc subsidized by aomo
competing corporations or cHpltalleti. Hut
then wo can't hIwbjb tell. It Is ono of those
thin ir a which uo fellow can tlud out not even
the all wise reporter of tho nlneteenthecntury.
Tho people ot Texas hare no doubt wondered
why theOalvoston N'cws haa made and con-
tinues to mnkefluch unwarranted attacks on
the Itepnhllo of Mexico and her people.
Althoujih eery one knows that the News
never detturs Its position on any of (ho great
momentous iiucMlon that nH-w. Lut Instrad
rather follows In the wake of public opinion
the readers of tho News and especial l tho
businessmen of OuhestfM) mint bo surprised
at the position tukeu by the News on the
Mex lean fiuestlou.rspeelally when such it course
will materially Injure tho commercial relations
of tho city whoso name It bears. However the
News lias not been subsidized
II Is known that tho primary cause of this
mil nudity wus engendered by tho supposed 111
treatment of its managlcjr editor at llustn-
mnnte h day or two after the unfortunate
death of yountr tranche.
When Conductor Cunningham's train pulled
In at llustamantc and theoniccrs found tbat
I'orbts wuiuoton board of course the Mexi-
cans were Indignant. The Alcalde ordered
Conductor Cunninghuin and crew to bo placed
under arrest as accessories after the fact In
accordanco with Met I tun laws. Major Lo wo
was aboard this train. As nn enterprising
Jounialhttho manager of Tho Great Texas
Dally reduced hlmtclf for the moment to an
ublipjllou reporter and with note Ituok lu
hand at oneu appnmehel tho conductor vrho
waMgiutded byanolllcer and started lu for
an Interview lleforo the worthy Major could
Jot down an abstractor tho conductor's nns er
he wos himself Interviewed by the po'lcemaii
uhoffafd "no hablas Ingles "and backed up
his language by puttinfT a tenulno American
Colt's Jio V lu the tuaungtng editor's face.
The worthy gentleman wished for deep water
as he never wished before not on flftlveston
bar but at Huntamanto. Ho thought it was
tho tlmo for disappearing at any rate ho
thought it wise to accolerato a retrograde
movement and ho did not stand on therder
of going but went atonouand hid himself In
tho recesses of the nrst class car. Flntlly the
truln;was ullowod to proceed onward to Mon-
terey and as tho train sped over the smooth
track of the best narrow guage road In the
world tho Major waxed the warmer and by
tho tlmo Montorey was reached tho bubbles of
indignation with which the Major was boiling
had been concentrated. Th(siulntct4Snco was
telegraphed tho (i.tlvcBtoulVcws.iind from this
emanated the war editorials." Nowbecauso
Major Lowe was furnished his doud-head puss
by an 'American" speaking gentleman the
conductor and crew of tbls train being Ameri-
cans ho forgot that ho was traveling m a for-
elgu country on a railroad whoso management
U subservient to foreign laws. Now had Major
Lowe cooled down tho ardor of his news Item
propensities and had realized that he was In a
strange country. Ignorant of the laws and cus-
toms bo would have sought other avenues to
gain information. If for Instance tbo gentle-
man had approached tbo Alcalde of llusta-
mantc Instead of a guard and announced him-
self nstbo representative of a paper whoso
"circulation Is larger than all the daily press of
Texas combined" bo would have been re-
ceived as u gentleman in that cour-
teous manner which Is proverbial of the
Mexicans Invltod to his olllce.wluo would ha vo
been proffered tho prisoner brought forth and
tho MaJor could bavo reveled in blslntorvlow
until uis cup or journalistic joy was run. in a
word tho siiard has orders to allow no one to
converse with tho prisoners. Tho Major wus
misty pernaps a jiiiio impetuous mion tno
Mexican National railroad ilrst reached this
city Uulvestou was the talk of tho merchants
hero. Galveston was the city with which they
were the most favorably Impressed. The News
started out In tho right way for in an editorial
published last September under tho caption of
Trade With Mexico" was tittered these
truths: "At no period In tho history of Gal-
veston has the city been better able than at
present to extend tho area and Increase tho
volume of her commercial transactions. It Is
not outsldo tho province of Journalism to
allude to tbls fact for tho press Is by no means
an unimportant factor In whatovcr pertains to
local progress and development. it Is
a noteworthy fact and a gratifying ono tbat
(latvestou's credit In tho great commercial
centres of this country stands at the top of tho
list. A community occupying such a
position as this outsldo of its localized capltul
canaccomnllshgro.it things in tho domain of
extended business relations when tho oppor-
tunity presents Itself or tbo occasion demands.
8ucu an occasion Is now present with tbo
c6mmerclal interests of Galveston." And
"this occasion now present with tho commer-
cial Interests of Galveston" must be thwarted
by malignancy: because forsooth its managing
editor violated a restriction of the Mexican
law and was rebuked tbo News ses at to
abuse and vlltlty tho wholo ltppuhllc. Who
sutlers by these publications? The very same
merchants of Galveston who bavo fostered
supported and worn proud of tho Galveston
NewB WhoelAC? Tho Americans who bavo
como to Mexico to respect thlr laws their
customs their Institutions and together with
the Mexican people try todovelopthe mani-
fold resources. And again "it Is not outsldo
tho provlnco of Journalism to alludo to
tbls lact for the press Is by no means un
unimportant factor In whatever pertains to
local progress and development." Kvery ob
servlnir man. overr business man. will com
prehend at once tho truth with which theso
word tiro freighted. Will then the Intelligent
merchants ot Galveston uphold and eontlnuo
to support a dully that wlll(to the detriment of
thecuuimcrclal interests which so rightfully
belontr to Galveston) continue day after day
to Insult and taboo our sister Republic merely
to satlify tbo personal pitiful petty spile of the
Tbo city or New Orleuns long ago coat men cod
making efforts tosecuro th's trado by or
ganiziug Mexican exchanges and In various
other ways hue is now taking advantage of
tho animosity towards Galveston engendered
by tho News has doubled her efforts and she
wilt succeed Iti bearing off the reward.
Thus the News will have a practical Illustra-
tion of the press as nn Important factor not
only In promoting local progress and develop-
ment but In destroying that good feeling
which existed from tho first and in a manner
snatchlug away tbosj Interests which tho city
of Galveston already bad within her grasp. The
courso the News bos taken on the Mexican
question must be deprecated by all Intelligent
Americans and (specially the citizens of tbo
Btato of Texas. The reception of Governor
Ireland at baltlllo recently the many kind ex-
pressions the freo and outspoken sentiments
of the repsesentatlve citizens of Coahulla upon
that occasion proves that tbo Mexican people
are fully cognizant of their resources and ulti-
mate destiny and they have shown also tbat the
animosities borne by tholr ancestors are all
dead and burled. Now you dad a new land
new life new people a new nation. Thanks
to tbe kindly chemistry of nature and the
ourlog force of tlmo oil tbo old scars aro
The .Morning Taper Condemn nnd I'iiITs
"Only runner'. Daughter'
"Only & Farmer Daughter" has long
been' heralded In this city and San Antonlani
were lead to believe that It was the greatest of
American pliys; that It was supported by two
of America's beauties one of whom was &
millionaire! and by a very strong company.
The piper bills about the city led to this 1m
pression but It was evident by the audience
present last night that the bitt did not Ul:e.
Experience has told the public that paper like
rumor If it does not actually lie so awfully
perects the truth as to make It unrecogniz-
able. The play has now been presented and
Is open to just criticism. If it is the greatest
play then we have reason to be ashamed of
American playwrights and if the leading
actresses are the most beautiful women In
America the standard of American beauty
must be Indeed low. The company
are scarcely above mediocre except
in two Instances yet they lairly played
the parts alotted to them. The play is emo-
tional sensational and by no means moral
such as may please those u ho are not thought-
ful and critical and if it had not been so
excessively overrated in the bills might have
had better success. As It is It is another
proof of the theatrical axiom "Much paper
In criticising this play the Kxpress apparent
ly "blows hot and cold" for both the follow-
ing criticisms appear in the same column of
the morning paper:
LOOK AT TIIIB. AMI AT THAT.
Manager Howard The above sensation
mar wc bo uroud.and nl
wo bollce ho Is or in given at Turner hall
trndiulngtu the lovers hist oventmr. hm a de-
entng hai a de-
ot tho drama ono of cldedly Frenchy tnno
Han Antonio for years. bhold. Inntcadof tbo
From tho rising until "Farmer's Daughter"
tho falling of tbo cur It should have been
tain tbo audience was Hirintened tbo Jleautl-
held spell bound. Old ful Fiend. Ihoplny If
tluatre goers kept self Is susceptible of
mluht 'I oho th tbreud one. but has some tea
of tho story. The play tuiestbat commend It
and company can only to the public. The
bo properly under- leading characters as
stood by witnessing tvudend by MIsaAde-
tho performance. Hut- Inldo Chrrle and Mr.
tl wit losay that with Will F. Granger were
such an urruy of medl- very good reprcsentn-
ncro companies as wo t Ion of theadentur-
bavehad lately. It Is a essandhcraccomplice.
rellcr to witness such a but tho remainder of
play by such a com puny the company were not
as was presented Ittat ahovo mediocre. In
night. nil tho "Farranr'a
Daughter" cannot bo
sild to bo a brilliant
"LAW AND ORDER"
Wllj Willis Womlile
luir of the (loternor.
There aro things which are no absurd as well
as mischievous as to need only to bo stated to
Iniuro Ihelr frustration and tbe movement on
foot to secure cxerutlvD purdon for Will
Womblc Just convicted of theft. Is one of
thcue things. Ilo bad a fair trial tho proof of
Kiillt wasbevond doubt or cavil and bo Is a
notorious hardened thief who should nave
been convicted several years ago ho might
have been; hence It puzzles ono to compre-
hend tho grounds upon which his pardon Is to
bo recommended. Theft is against both tho
law or (lod aod man as well as most hurtful to
society and corrupting to the young and has
novcr been thought to entitle ono to sympathy
and pity. It Is a low-lived mean crime pro
cccdlng from want of all moral principle and
solf respoct. Thieves aro very rarely re-
formed. "Hut Will Womblo Is so young bo Is
only 10." cries somn ono. Ho Is not at all wcak-
mlndcd and Is copaidoll-ho knows stealing
Is a grave crime and has beon stealing for sev-
eral years. Ilo U a notorious and hardened
thief and u pardon would be throwu away
upon him. Hut his pardon would bo ruinous
tn a good many boys for they would say to
themselves " Willie Womble was pardoned bo-
causo bo was so young (only 10) and you see
wo are much younner tnsn that and we should
como In for n pardon suro even ir the Juries
didn't let us nir." The boys need an example
policy of asking Governor Ireland to pardon a
thler. It Is u wrong to society to do so It Is an
encouragement to boys to steal. Tbe pardon-
ing power has been grossly abused o( lato
years but Governor Ireland Is not apt to
single out a thler ror executive clemency.
Tbo tlmo Is unproplttous for extending execu-
tivo eletneney to a person convicted upon clear
and undoubtod proof of the crimo of tbett.
There Is quite u lawless spirit In Texas In tbo
mutter ot destroying renccs which is a war
waged against property and the rights or
Broperty.undor cover or night and darkness
y bunds or unknown parties Judging from
tho accounts given by tho newspupers this new
rungled crlmo or destroying tences is not con-
fined to a row counties nor to tho frontier.
'iiero inaiccA time tocstabiisn me supremacy
and cost a good round sum ot money. If a
own It In feo. but only In a qualified sense I. e.
he owns It to tho extent tbut a lot of lawless
men will concede. If ho cannot fence his land
now tho next move will be to Interdict hi
Slanting this or thut crop or his raising sheep
ones or cattle. Lawlessness grows with
wondrous spontaneity and branches out In all
directions. If cutting fences Is Justifiable It Is
tlmo aomo Justification was put forward.
The tlmo Is propitious for tbo Impartial and
vigorous enforcement or tho laws as that Is
tho only way to Iniplro a wholesome respect
for law. and to put lawlessness under tbo ban
or publlo opinion. It Is no time ror pardoning
criminals when cutting fences Is becoming the
order ot tho day A boy or JO convicted of
been guilty ot an hundred thefts and Is past
reformation but It is doubtful whether a peti-
tion would bo gotten up to psrdon blm. if
Concert at Travis Turk
Professor Frank A. Hall present the follow-
ing selections for the conccrtwhtch takes place
at Travis park at I A) o'clock to-morrow even-
ing: 1. March Iirlght's Vrendlvlllo.
2. Overture The Twilight Hour Tloettger.
3. Waltz Visions of ileautlful Women
4. Selection from Jnhann Strauis' popular
opera or "Merry War" by M. 0. Meyrellc.
3. (lolop Through tho Surf Itolllnson.
Six Shoemakers Wanted
First class sowed workmen oan got-steady
employment and good wages at the Crescent
City Hoot and Bhoe manufactory No. 17 Soledad
street opposite tbo courthouse J. II
Marquart proprietor. lO-ai-at
M. Carleton Before Commijsloner Pas
chal to Answer the Charge of Pass-
ing a Counterfeit Coin.
The Prosecution Objects to the Coin a. V.l
ilence llecnus. There Is No Troor
the Accused Tendered It.
Yeitcrday A. M. Czrleton not Carter as
repotted yesterday a clerk at the Ilord hotel
was examined before United Slstes Commis-
sioner Paschal for hiving pasted a counterfeit
$5 cold piece at Jonts' cicdtn. District At-
torney Evans prosecuted and Leo Tarlcton
appeared on behalf of the defendant.
James Spears testified that he worked for
Mr. Jonas and received the $5 gold piece
from defendant to pay for his dancing fees
and he gave him $4 90. Mr. Jonas subse
quently told him (he
COIN was couNTittmr
and he went to the accused who admitted
passing a $5 gold peice but said the coin he
produced was not the same as he collected
from him. lie collected no other $5 gold
piece. lie paid it to Mr. Sohl barkeeper
and it was kept an hour and a half before be-
ing returned to the accused lie could not
recogntte the counterfeit again. Cross ex-
amined hy Mr. Tatleton : There was suffi-
cient light on the platform-to see and feel the
money. He took ihe coin to Mr Sohl within
10 minutes affer receiving it. There were
three barkeepers and alt had access to the
Mr. K. Sohl barkeeper deposed that he
received the $5 gold piece from Spears and
put it at the back of the drawer and found it
to be counterfeit. He had taken
NO OTHER COLD I'ltCI
and there were none In (he drawer. The
cross examination failed to elicit any material
Mr. Jonas proprietor said Mr. Sohl told
him there was a $5 gold piece In the drawer
and took It out. It was counterfeit. Sohl
said he got it from Spears. He sought out
Spears who went and found the patty from
whom he received it. That was Carleton who
declared that he had not given that coin but
a good one. Constable Ilader then arrested
the accused. In cross examination Mr. Jonas
said he did not know whether the defendant
passed the counterfeit coin or where It came
from and no material evidence was gained.
Fred Ilader gave evidence as to the
AKRKST OK TUP. ACCUSED
and of turning him and the counterfeit gold
piece over to Deputy Marshal Niggli. The
accused said he had given Spears a good $5
piece; it was not like the counterfeit. Cross
examined: He heard ot an attempt lo past
counterfeit pieces at the springs and had
seen one passed at Mack & Pratt's saloon
which was just like tbe counterfeit produced.
Re-examined : The accused told him he got
the money from the postoffice on a pottoffice
order three $5 gold pieces and one $10
piece. Cross examined : I do not know
whether he lent two $5 gold pieces to Mr.
The case was then continued until 10 a m.
to-day a tempokary bond of $300 being ac
cepted for the accused's appearance.
The hearing of the case was resumed this
morning when John Baetz barman was
called and deposed that he took no gold on
the night in question and beard no mention
of counterfeit money until Mr. Jonas spoke of
(he piece produced. He did not see any piece
of gold taken by his lellow clerks. Peter
Jonas Jr. said he Sohl and llietz were be'
hind (he bar. No gold was taken by him
In cross examination he said he could not say
if the spurplous gold piece produced was the
one changed by the accused.
Christian I Ieuichkel a boy aged 14 years
who did not know wh at an oath means but
would die If he told a lie said he was carry-
ing beer In Ihe gardens and was offered a bad
$2 50 piece by two gentlemen. He took it to
the bar and was told it was of no account.
He returned It to the gentleman who winked
his eye at his partner and aikcd if he had 10
cents to pay for the beer and the other gen
tleman gave him 50 cents. The one who
gave me the spurious coin said he took it at
the bank. He did not see either person in the
Ferdinand Niggli said the accused was
pointed out to him by Constable Ilader and
he arrested him for pasting bad coin. He
took him to Ihe Ilord hotel and he volunteered
a statement. lie said
HE DID NOT DO IT.
That Ihe piece of money he had was not wha
he the accused changed. The accused pro-
duced a $10 gold piece and $4 90 In silver
lie said the latter was change of the $5 gold
piece. lie was then under arrest and offered
a $100 cash bond for his appearance.
The accused further said tbe money came
from home In a postoffice order; the piece
produced Is counterfeit; Uis not heavy enough;
has not the right sound or appearance.
The spurious coin was offered in evidence
and was objected toby Mr. Tarlcton counsel
for Ihe accused as there was no proof that It
was the coin pasted by the accused and un-
less It could be so proved the coin was ns evi-
dence against him. This objection was over-
ruled by the Commissioner.
The prosecution rested here and the case
was adjourned until 2:30 p. ra. when evidence
will be adduced for the defense.
Hoard and Lodging-
For two young men to occupy the same room.
Terms moderate SulUollad street. 10-S7-3t
TURNER OPERA HALL.
.Monday unl Tuesday Oc-
tober Hit nnd MO.
W A utmK 1 t iv
AS PLATED OVER 1500 TIMES.
WITH A PORTION OF THE GREAT ORIQINAL
NEW YORK CAST INCLUDING
A HPT A HIT? sm
fl TT "P n TU ?kol.
r. amu. 1. p.
Knighted by O10 Metropolitan l'resn
THE BIVAIi BEAUTIES!!
lloth from distinguished American families!
Doth with unexceptional AVardrobel
Two distinctive types of American Jcanty!
Kncli claims to lio tho p-cnteM!
E1I1IA rnAUt I LA PETITE BEAUT?
Th. World Famous Li Th World". Oreatrat
ptnentotAtntrli-an I ivlng Amerlran
Clitrarltr. Child Actress.
Xh remainder of the ruiupauy inu- d for tb-s. art
rrprcMDMtionft are not ouiriukeil a Ladle and
Ucnllrmru of dlilhir ability aortal
standing or dramatic reputation by
ANT COMPANY IN THE WORLD.
rcuts secured at Klscho's opposlto poaioulce.
TURNER OPERA HALL.
Thursday lmr.niLn I onrl 9
nuioinuui i uiiu u
Lambert Hlchardaon'a Dratnatleand
Musical Combination suported
by tho popular artists
Hudnrsed by tho prcuRlidputilloof the Ht Ate.
Thursday ovcnlug will tm presented thebeau-
tirul comedy entitled tho "HONEYMOON."
Friday the roaring comedy
Beats now on anle at Klachc's onooslto post
n sale at Klachc's o
nber V. Hlshop In i
cumiiNOHiiotn.n dear in mind that
wn CARRY A I.AltO t! AND NEW STOCK
OF MKN'S ANT) YOUTHS' CLOTIIU10 AND
THAT OUU PRICKS A1IH BCCII AS WILL
CONVINCE YOU THAT THEY ARE LOW.
WE SELL BUIT3 AT
S4.50 S6 5750 S8 S10
and upward. We also ahow a complete line
of Bhlrts and Underwear Hosiery Ties etc.
and offer sorao Special Bargains which must
bo examined to bo appreciated.
In all shapes styles and qualities and at price
to suit you. We Invite an Inspection of our
stock whether you purchaso or not.
Men's clothlor and outfitter SKlanlVM
Main street San Antonio.
(XT Rest Linen Collars cents.
Undershirt 25 cents.
O II. Frank's Alamo Store
Headquarters for clothing. Ilrlng your boys
and buy them a fine all wool casslmere suit
for S3 00. I am alo ntr-rlng for one week the
biggest drive over offered tn gent's boys and
youths clothing. Ono lot of gent's Cblnohllla
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