The San Antonio Light (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 202, Ed. 1, Thursday, November 22, 1883 Page: 1 of 4
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COM) IN TWO WF.I'.KS.
.Inst received At
Bad Boy and His Pa
Just received at
Try Uieml Nono better for tbe
money In the market.
Vol. III. No. 202.
San Antonio Texas Thursday November 22 1883.
Ten Cents a Week
Bargains at S. Mayer & Son's !
S. Mayer & Son are now closing out their entire
line of elegant
MY GOODS DRESS GOODS
wStGoods Linens Towels Damasks.
This stock rmhrarca everything new anil stylish and Is
Being Closed Out Without Reserve
(UisiwIumillliiKof Millinery Hoods.
SB. IMCA-STEin. s&5 SOKT.
ten t tii old suit wus f csv
Tbe railroad was n stage.
And a elx-inulo team made plenty of hU-hiii
For tho broadest kind of iruajre.
Von caught a booso when you wanted a pea
The Ink you used was blue.
And the women you lov'd didn't want to be men
When this old tutt was new.
A ipddo was only a spade
And Jennie was just plain" Janej''
Tor his Impudent Hp a boy would skTrr
At tbo end of a rattan wine.
There were sixteen ounces In overy pound
Four quirts roado n gallon true;
Itut things don't seem liko they used to bo
When this old suit was new.
Hut wo'vo shortened tho tlmo slnco then
And wo'ro running a faster heat
And tho boys of ten aro fullgrown men
Who run tho store and tho street.
Wo blush to giggle and wo should smite
We'ro cuto and wo nerer say die;
We're up to snutr and wo'to full of guile.
And wcrojnst too awfully tly;
And father Is dorernor old man dad
And hts old lady Is gone.
Wo'ro run things fast and a little bad
Hlnro wa put this new suit on.
It Deepens nml Scandal Thickens While
friends anil Family Kndeavnr to
Raise the l'mtle.
There is a mystery to say the least crow
ing out of the departure of Mr. William
Aubrey the attorney and the subsequent
hilly mandate by telegram to bis wile to fol-
low him to New Orleans a few hours after-
waidi. The air is thick with rumors so thick
that scandal mooters "I told you so" gos-
sips old maid clubs and Dorcas societies are
adding suggestions and making improve-
ments to the unsolved riddle.
Femsle chsracter brokers and idle visens
formerly as pale as a tape worm while en-
gaged i-i making note wipes of the Lord's
prayer pattern for the distant heathen are
now finding the heathen and shouting with a
zeal which telli of a gratified curiosity
Nearer My God to Thee." They are roseate
now wllli the tlusn 01 a broken nome ana
Mr. Aubrey had only b.cn married a few
months and the sudden telcgrsph to his
wife from New Orleans signed Henrique
lias set the sensationalists agog. It may
take some time to unravel the mystery but
this afternoon very little light can be turned
on the affair. Yesterday Mr. J. E. Labatt re
ceived a dispatch from his brother Judge
Labatt at New Orleans which renders the
case still more mystifying. It says : " The
previous dispatch was on the statement of
Henriquez. Aubrey Is not at hospital. Hen-
rique! has suddenly disappeared from Cassi-
dy's hotel vamoosed." Several questions
arise : " Who in the name of all the Gods at
once Is Henrique? Was Aubrey hurt! Was
he at the Touro hospital ? If hurt why did
not the telegraph announce it or the New Or-
leans exchanges received at this office whtch
have been carefully scanned tell of It t
Then since the receipt of the foregoing tel-
egram Mr. Aubrey's family have received a
dispatch saying that "Mrs. Aubrey was well
and Mr. Aubrey nearly so." Henrique must
have lied to Judge Labatt when he informed
him that Aubrey was at the Touro hospitalfor
Labatt vlstted that institution found no
Aubrey and telegraphs that Henriquez had
"vamosed." It cannot be supposed for a
moment that Aubrey has met with foul play
for the second dispatch above quoted puts this
alarm in its little bed. Where are Mr. and
Mrs. Aubrey at present? This cannot at
present writing be determined. Why has
not Mrs. Aubrey knowing the anxiety and
distress of her family on her departure tele
graphed particulars ? Without suggesting by
cither hint tnuendo or plain declaration
things that are heard on all sides the LlQHT
awaits further developments in a few hours.
Ills now In telegraphic communication with
several parties in New Orleans who are now
at work solving the matter after a theory ad'
vanced by the Light. That theory would
now be stated but as it might possibly reflect
on the Innocent it is for the present witheld.
To-morrow morning's advices to this paper
we think will go far to clear up the mystery.
"THE BAT CAVE."
217 Alamo I'laza
Aro showing tho'Flncst I.lno of
1'iu iiinliln (lootls lints
BOOTS AND SHOES
liver Offered in this City.
SELLING OUT AT COST!
will Sell Out ut font 01
Fancy floods Ijaces
e Stock Consisting or Iloaleilts .Notlo
l3dles Underwear Towels Table
etc AUo a Fine Lot of lleaily-Made Ureal
tAII of thoabovo mentioned goods and miny other articles too numerous to mention must
10 sold out within tho coming two wooks as tho linn wishes to clear the premises preparatory
to going Into other buslnou Call airly and socuro bargains tll-8-lui
I. MARKS cSc CO
No. 5 Commerce Strout
. II.u opened up n his now store at ?85 Commerci! street
with a most elegant lino of
Watches Diamonds Fine Jewelry.
fST u1iej a Specialty of Rep&lrliig Fino Wato'iei. Call and seo hlni.
Complaints of Its Comlltlnn.-.T.ct Oar City
Council 'Itememher the Forgotten
Isn't it about time that something was done
to remove the bad Impression both at home
and abroad relative to the condition of the
cily calaboose ? It would not be tempting the
impossible to Inaugurate a slight reform there.
It is termed and known everywhere as the
"rat pit" "bat cave" and "vermin quarry."
Doubtless many of the complaints are based
upon the not always reliable testimony of ex-
prisoners but the fact that seven rats were
caught there two nights ago and that vermin
Infest both it and the prisoners suggests
that steps be taken to apply a remedy.
It Is both the charity and the policy of the
law to regard a prisoner as Innocent till
proved guilty. Many a man guiltless of the
offense charged against him has laid in this
prison and it seems hard that he should un-
dergo punishment which the law never con-
templated by reason of the condition of this
place of confinement.
We are not laying the blame at any particu-
lar door. Without doubt the officers in
clnrge are humane but an investigation is
demanded and a reform called for. The help-
less isolated almost defenceless condition of
the prisoners renders them even if guilty ob-
jects of humane treatment at least. In fact
the law provides for this. It was said of
John Howard the English philanthropist who
visited every jail In his country that he "re-
membered the forgotten." He initiated re-
forms in prison management and alleviated
the wretched state of the convict. Hon.
Joseph K. Chandler of Philadelphia after
serving with distinction In Congress devoted
his lime and vast means up to the day of his1
death towards tbe same end. Our City
Council can share In a measure and to a de-
gree In the honors and gratllude accorded
these men by Inspecting tbe city Jail for them-
selves and making needed recommendations.
No complaint Is made of the food or abuse of
prisoners by the management. It Is only of
the building of the "cave" itself which is a
Mrs. Woody Is Fined S3 for f.lng Insult-
ing; Lnngungo to Simon ltouf.
This morning Mrs Woody appeared before
the Recorder on a charge of using Insulting
language towards Simon Roul.
Mr. Rouf said t "I am a clerk at Eisner &
Smith's. Day before yesterday Mrs. Woody
stepped into the store and asked for the pro
prietor I said the proprietor was not In and
then asked her if I could do anything for
her at the same ttme stating I
knew her face. She then replied she would
have me arrested and that she hsd been a
msrrled woman for 12 years. Mrs. Woody
left and shortly afterwards returned using
the language for which I had her arrested.
Cross examined by Mr. Anderson : "There
was a gentleman present at the time of
our conversation but he Is not to be
found; did not say 'How are you hooey' to
her but said 'I think I know your face.' She
did not come In to buy hair pins but asked
for the proprietor.
Mr. Eisner stated thatheheard Mrs. Woody
call Rouf nsmes.
Mr. Woody gave evidence as to his being
married to Mrs. Woody.
After an eloquent address to the Jury by Mr.
Mac Anderson In which he stated there must
have been something behind as no honest
married woman such as Mrs. Woody would
be worked up to such a pilch as to call Kouf
the names she did and declare she had been
married for 12 years without a cause. To
this Mr. Newton made an able response say
ing even was there a cause decent women
would not use such language and it should be
The Jury found the defendant guilty of using
insulting language and fined her $5. Molio.i
for a new trial was made and a counter
affidavit filed against Mr. Simon Rouf.
A Unlet Set of Gentlemen tvln Will Neo
Just before Impressing the "art preservative"
on 2000 of a city circulation we have but
time to mention the names of the North'
western excursionists who wrote their sign
manual on the Maverick docket this afternoon.
D. W. Ellis Minnespolis Minn; A. 11
Judklns Sringfield III.; Mn. J I'. Usge
Clinton Iowa; Miss Clotilde Gage Clinton
Iowa; Miss Minnie Warren Clinton Iowa;
J. W. Datby Springfield III.; James 1;
Ilrown Galesburg III.; Ed Grant Drake
vllle Iowa; Thomas Thompson Oscaloosa
Iowa; R. 15. Ayres Grand Rapids Mich.; E
A. Holmes New York; W. M. Lithcrwoode
There gentlemen come to see for them
selves at their own expense. They are not
financially in the "nine hole" like theroystcr
log d. h. banquet-hungry toothpicks of some
ex:urstons that every cily in the country has
been more or less afflicted with. If they can
see money ahead for their own Investment or
that of their friends and their principals they
are prepared to place their money without the
extraneous aid of wassail wine free carriages
or ungentlemanly bummcry.
MAJOR BELKNAP'S PLAN.
A Meeting of Aldermen to Hear Deliber-
ate and Determine.
Yesterday the Council consisting of four
members and Mayor French met at the
French building to take Into consideration
Major Belknap's scheme to Improve the
streets of San Antonio.
Mayor French thought the tax payers of the
city would not vote the $300000 necessary
unless the streets were Improved by a new
and good system of sewers but that every-
body saw the necessity of a sewerage system.
Major Dwyer said that some people In the
city Imagined they would have to pay all the
taxes while those in tbe suburbs will scarcely
be taxed at all.
Mayor French Major Dwyer and Major
Belknapwere unanimous in favor of the sew-
erage and the Mayor then stated he would
write to Major Humphreys at Memphis ask-
lig him to come and examine the cily and
prepare plans for acomplete sewciage. When
that Is accomplished the most prominent tax
payers will be invited to meet the committee.
1 nml ;
The San Antonio Club Makes Its First
Social How of the Season
Last evening about 8 o'clock the rooms of
ihe San Antonio club were thrown open for
the reception of Its members and Invited
guests of both sexes. The attendance was
large and conilsted of many of San Antonio's
most charming ladies with their escorts. A
line of carriages was constantly coming and
going during the entire evening as their occu
pants alighted at the stsirway of the club
rooms to be greeted with strains of rauitc
floating through the windows overhead.
Dancing and merriment reigned supreme
Refreshments were served in elegant style
and the reception was voted a success among
the society people. It was largely attended
and gives evidence of the prosperity and pop
ularity of the club.
The Way the- Money Goes.
The city of San Antonio pays the sum of
$3800 a year for a civil engineer yet at the
last meeting as will be seen bythe following
resolution decides tohlre "a competent man"
to do extra work 1
"Resolved That seven hundred and fitly
($750) dollars or so much thereof as msy be
necessary be appropriated to engage Ihe ser
vice of a well known competent civil engineer
to devise a system of sewersge for the city.
and that Ills Honor the Mayor be requested
to employ C. E. Warrfng Jr. or Major Hunt'
phreys of Memphis. Tennessee."
A l'eer of theslteatru.
A distinguished parly of Englishmen are at
the Mcnger who have registered themselves
aa Earl of Aylesford Hon. D. Finch Mr.
Deamanc and Mr. Bennet. They are Inter
ested in Texas lands. They halted In Aus-
tin a few days and will remain a brief while
to visit other portions of the State afterwards
ems Olranul rrom the Stat
LlwCTONX COUNTY. Abundant and
heavyralns have fallen ....The cily authori-
ties of Mexla will build a $10000 school
house. ..Mr. Kirkpstrlck's fence was cat the
second time on Sunday November It.
Bianco County. The News has no
record of crimes or casuatities.... A killing
frost put In an appearance on November 16
The News says farmers will soon hare
he last bsle of cotton picked out.. ..The
citiiensof Blsnco are endeavoring to raise
funds lor the erection of a building for a
high school. Let them push ahead.
JiFFtrtsON CoUNtY. Beaumont Enter
prise chronicles heavy rains seversl wash
outs on the railroad and a rise in the river. It
ssys the lumber business Is on a boom and
that all men who will work can get good
wages. ..The recent grand jury found II In-
dlctments up to the time the Enterprise went
to press; the docket of the District court Is
heavy Tramps plentiful.
Cass County. The Omens' Journal
chronicles two white frosts and some heavy
rains... Some sickness prostrating in Its
effects In Atlanta where the Journal Is pub
lished.. ..The Journal says t "We could not
find corn meal enough In town to-day to
make bread for our dinner" ..Carpenters
busy In Atlanta. .Dr. J. M. Leary died sud
denly of heart disease ..In the Bryan's mill
neighborhood the cotton Is turning out well
the people are out of debt and corn Is selling
at 50 cents a bushel.
Hays County can boast of a Tilden paper
the Free l'ress whtch "chaws" Rcsgan
Maxey and Coke with as much lest as a canl-
bal feels in breakfasting on a broiled mis
slonary but with no more effect than Ihe viper
met with in its atlack on the file.... Sterling
Fisher Esq. was nominated for Ihe seat In
the Legislature made vacant by the reslgna-
lion of S. II. Mcl)ride....The Free Tress
mentions the presence of Mr. Everett the
music dealer of San Antonio and his sale of
a piano. The same paper publishes an in
teresting article descriptive of Hays county
and shows vim and enterprise
Llano. On the night of November 8 a
horse belonging to Dr. Dubose was stolen
from the livery stable.. On the night 0 1
November 9 the town of Illufton was
destroyed by fire only one house a drug
store escaping. The fire was the work of in
cendiaries. ...The night of November 10 a
man camped on the road between Lone
Grove and Valley Springs was robbed of $65
and no clue to the robbery.. On Sunday
night November II Mr. James McLeary
who had strolled a short distance from his
house was seised by four negroes lying In
ambush thrown down and castrated. The
parties were masked but the unfortuuate gen
tleman believes he recognized two of them
Llano has a tip top criminal record men will
teer around Ihe county.
Williamson County. The Taylor Texan
says It rained In that town for several days
and It was Ihe heaviest rainfall in that section
for a number of years .... George Lay ton for
merly of Chicago and well known In San
Antonio as a gambler was found dead In the
street In Taylor on November 15 from ex
posure and bronchitis. He was on a spree
alo. He served during the war as a bugli
In the Thirteenth Wisconsin.. John Wil
liams weighs 350 pounds and has a 10 year
old daughter who weighs 1 10 pounds.
Wheat sown before the rains is looking well
3114 bales of cotton have been shipped
from Georgetown.... II. K. Yourg an old
and respected citizen died in his 7S1I1 year
on November II.... Cotton generally gathered
The Taylor Texan devotes a column to
the marriage of Mr. Alex McGregor and Lll
Rusk County. The Times is frank and
Independent; It speaks of the Galveston
News as the best Democratic paper In Texas
and regards fence cutting as "resistance to
oppression" and as "obedience to God." It
says a law which allows a man to fence
whole county is inhuman and will be resisted
....Rev. J. M. Kelley died at his home near
Henderson November 12. He had resided
In Texas for 25 years. ...Tbe farmers of Rusk
wish a law regulating labor... .A negro
woman who was cooking for Mr. Illckey is
in jail for putting morphine Into the gravy to
poison the family.. Many farmers are pre
paring for the crop of next year. A narrow
gauge road from Henderson to Troupe Is
Live Oak County. Mr. J. Rally had
three miles of new wire fence cut. He had
enclosed none but his own land. Hts neigh
bor rancheros offered to put his fence up again
and gather bis stock.. Lagarto is in a de
cline; several citizens have left; the other towns
on the Nueces are going backwards Instead of
Nuicts County The Caller is a clesnty
printed and capital paper.... A new tin roof
has just been put on the court house. ...The
steamship Californlan brought the largest
cargo of coffee 160320 pounds of Mexican
coffee ever brought to this port. It was for-
warded to Its destination by the Mexican
National railroad.... G. Clinton Gardner
General Manager denies the alleged sale of
the Mexican National to Huntington andsayi
It Is unfounded. ..The Germans in Corpus
Chrlstl have organized a Casino have fi-
nished the rooms tastefully and have a social
time.. Four deserters from the United States
army growing tired of skulking went to
Deputy united Stales Marshal Brcnnsn and
surrendered themselves rsqusittag to be sent
back to Fort Mcintosh.... General Gardner
General Manager of the Mexican National
111 make his headquarters la Corpus Chrlstl
during tht winter.. A petition for the par-
don of Robert C Doughty convicted ol rob-
bing the mails has beet generally signed....
The Caller mentions a brilliant wedding the
parties being Mr. J. II. C. White and Miss
Fannie Mallnry...Much new machinery has
been Introduced In the Nueces valley by the
farmers who are preparing to raise extensive
crops next year.... In consequence of the
drought and overstocking the pastures cattle
are in poor condition along the Nueces river.
THE BOSTON FORGER.
. Dewey Criticises the Correspondents
ml Says Itobert Halpert Is Innocent.
To thoQaltcston News.
Boston November 12 tSSj. In answer
to the San Antonio "Budget of News" as It
appears in your Issue of the 25th ultimo I beg
the privilege of your valued columns to cor-
rect the mixed and most unreliable "Informa-
tion" from your "Special to the News."
It is my pleasant duty to declare most
emphatically that Mr. Robert Halpert Is In no
wise connected with tbe issue now existing
between parties here and myself neither In
this commercial difference nor In any previoua
to this as alleged in various reports through-
out the country by the eminent knights of the
quill. I affirm as I shall even repeat for dep-
osition In due ttme that Mr. Halpert pf San
Antonio has never had any business dealings
with me nor has he ever known of my busi-
ness arrangements nor asked concerning
them nor has he ever ventured to give me
advice on any of my adventures neither have
we met since 1870 until recently; and finally
I most positively deny that any one In San
Antonio or at all la Ihe extreme South or
West have ever had any business or social
relations with me and I challenge your able
nd prophetic correspondent to prove by facts
and not by mere insinuations and allegations
this to the contrary and I especially call upon
the Intelligent citizens and your readers as
well to request that the enterprising news
from your special be apologetically explained
or the allegations substantiated.
Your curreiponucnt seemingly is an at sex.
My arrival at san Antonio occurred without
Mr. HalDert'a knowledee. and he did not
visit me until after my messenger had reached
arrival at the hotel and remained but a very
short time. This occurred on the 27th ol
September I think. The call was purely
personal and such as might be expected after
a separation of some 13 years. I happened
on my way west ana naa otner business de-
manding my attention.
Your corrcsponaent says 11 is now Known
that the actual forger arrived in this city on
the heels of his supposed brother's attempt to
negotiate wilh Gruos & Co. and much more
exaggerated intelligence. A careful inspec-
tion of the hotel register and the subsequent
dates as to uroos oc vo. as rcporica even Dy
this gemlemsn leaves a diflcrence of time
something like niieen aays. inis your cor-
respondent avers "is arriving on the heels"
etc. 1 marvel at ine inoiscrcci manner in
which these effusions are presented by your
able journal to a discriminating patient pub
lic as facts. Asiae irom inese ana similar
proofs It can be sustained further that
Mr. iiaipen nas rcceivea nis money irom
parties abroad for purposes wholly differing
tmm this issue and this will be corroborated
by gentlemen of undisputed veracity. Your
correspondent Is equally unsuccessful in prov
ing any shadow 01 a gang wnose ramincations
he maintains are to have been at San Anto-
nio; nor has he to this day made good his
promise to treat the expectant public to those
revelations wnicn win cmorace not sess man
11 persons all ol whom witn probably two
exceptions are Israelites all of whom have
been and are still in this city and lis environs.
To the observant reader it would seem at first
that the gentleman is quite familiar with dates
and facts and equally confident of proving his
wholesale accusations but when your Indul-
gent readers have patiently waited for the
proof of these repeated revelations and to this
day have received not another promise even
to say notning 01 racis wanting or ratner me
facts to the contrary as the voluntary discon-
tinuance of the persecution at San Antonio
amply indicates it Is only proper and justly
due society wherever good decorum and
regard for veracity exist thatyour correspond-
ent be invited to explain his valuable and im-
portant news especially as to the gang and
all the 13 (unlucky number) accomplices; or
should he desire to save the two exceptions
let him prove as to the Israelites he Insinuates
or confess that his eagerness as a correspond-
forward. The rich are growing richer and
the poor are getting poorer. Such as failed
to secure -land In the past will have to go.
The pasture men are well fixed and have the
country in their power. The soil In the
Nueces valley Is good for cultivation but the
stockmen will not sell off land and do not care
to cultivate the soil. ...The people of Live pais an opinion after having heard from a
Oak are almost without mail I. fcUg'Sl SSiS?
quence us mc uiscununuaucc uu -'O- 1 perily than credit the largely exaggerated ac-
ent has entitled him to a lone vacation.
While I in no wise care to aay ought about
my disputes I think it incumbent upon me to
make Inis statement that others may not suf-
fer on account of having had limited social
relations with me and I trust that an Intelli-
gent public will think twice and await further
developments ere they credit any random
personal ana uoreuaDie reports ana rawer
vembcr I of the route from San Anto
nio to Corpus Chrlstl established 30 yeara
ago. The mail for Live Oak Instead of go
ing 75 miles now goes to San Diego Laredo
San Antonio Plcasanton etc and the mall
from two precincts Largarto and Ramlrcna
In order to reach tbe county seat has to tra
verse nine counties and travel 400 miles.
counts of newspapers no two of which tell
the same story. C. F. Diavey.
rrlsoner llrought In.
Deputy United States Marshal Nlggli ar-
rived in town yesterday and Deputy Marshal
Joe Shely bringing a man named R. Schnei-
der wanted for horse stealing. Schneider
was sent on to Laredo last night.
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