The San Antonio Light (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 203, Ed. 1, Friday, November 23, 1883 Page: 1 of 4
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SOLI) IN TWO WBKKS.
Just received at
Bad Boy and His Pa
Jutt received t
Trr them I None better for tho
money In tbo market.
San Antonio Light.
Vol. III. No. 203.
San Antonio Texas Friday November 23 1883.
Ten Cents a Week
Bargains at S. Mayer k Sou's !
S. Mayer & Son ara now closing out their entire
line of elegant
DRYGOODS DRESS GOODS
SS& Goods Linens Towels Damasks.
This stock embraces everything new and stylish and Is
Being Closed Out Without Reserve
To enable our evclmlvo handling of Millinery Hoods.
SS. MAYER. SOIST
A CHANGE ? STYLE
THE WIRES STILL SILENT
Concerning Sir. Aubrey's Condition or
No new developments In the Aubrey mys
tery have yet reached this office In reply to
telegrams. There is a silence or the wires
somewhat ominous. General llaln of New
Orleans a friend of Aubrey's was dispatched
to and no reply has yet come. The daughters
of Mrs. Aubrey were seen this morning at
their residence 497 North Flores street and
while they deeply deplore the notoriety which
this peculiar case has attracted to their family
they have heard nothing. Theory-making has
come to an end after exhausting all sorts ol
Ingenious possibilities thus leaving the public
to await events.
That Mr. Aubrey had business in New
York is certain. It was of an important
nature to which he had devoted much atten'
tion for the past two years. He Is the nephew
of the late lion. John I). Forsythe of Mobile
Ala. a gentleman in his life distinguished
as one of Buchanan's Foreign Ministers
and also as the widely read editor
of the Mobile Register. It was the
settlement ol some business connected
with the settlement of that gentleman's estate
that brought him to New York.
Mr. Aubrey was constitutionally a reticent
man and it is perhaps this very reticence on
his part that has caused people to be stimu
lated with so much curiosity. A line from him
would now clear up the whole matter. His
law partner Mr. Degges says of him that he
was a studious retired dignified gentleman
yet withal sensitive quick to take offense and
swift to resent It. He msy have through this
characteristic gotten into trouble and been
Injured. Hut this is all surmise. The public
must patiently wait further news consoling
themselves with the Parisian philosophy of
"We shall see what we shall see."
simple as It is serviceable. A two-ply
felt or more Is first rolled over
the roof; this Is mopped over with
heavy coating of the composition; this
is followed by another covering of felt and
lastly the composition Is again poured over its
upper surface being of gravel.
In the Northern States where this root is
necessarily subject to both estremcs of heat
and cold but one-half of the composition is
used and must be soft to prevent cracking
while here the material used Is adapted to the
climate and is consequently much harder and
Messrs. Byrnes & Kerr have just com'
plettd among other contracts the roofing of his many friends In this city eipressions of whlle fox hunting was shot and killed by
the Street Car stables and have just received condolence and sympathy poured in on him ambushed parties. ...The Messenger .surging
orders t. place their composition crave! on the fnm .11 .M. a rrnnntr fnr ihli n.nir the cltliens of Marshall to elect the best men
newTransferstsb.es of Carter 4 Mulally. would have called on Mr. Crouch to elicit Aldermen. I mat sort 01 ming nas gone out
They point with business pride to the satis- ome father news touchine this terrible of '"Won some years ago Mr. Messenger.)
uciion mey nave given wncrevcr mcy utc slaughter but the grlelol this gentleman was
too sacred for intrusion since he declined to
see more than a few Intimate friends.
The Light can only in warm sympathy
with Mr. Crouch eipress the hope that time
may bring to his s filleted spirit its alleviations.
Ciiicaoo III. November 21. A Jackson
(Michicsn) special says: "Jacob Crouch
aged 70 years living seven miles south of
contracted. They Invite investigation and
court scrutiny. The following from among
scores of testimonials and opinions are deserv
ing the attention of all and will especially
show how the composition gravel roofing Is
rated by insurance men of prominent and
Mr. Thomas Goodman President of the
Chicago Board of Underwriters under date of
October 2 last writes that "in this city (Chi-
caco) I think the proportion of buildings
which have composition roofs is five out of
I108T0K Taiiiit Association
lloston October IT 1831.
Messrs. Ilyrnca Kerr.
OxirrLEUEN In rsply to your favor or some
days airo permit mo to say that we do not In
this city make any distinction In th matter ot
rooting and charge at much fur tin roofs as
lor composition xourviruir
nsnnitNr llnwta. Jr..
Secretary Uuston Tartu Association.
No. TO Kllby street.
Omen Ciurr I-Iniiiheeii Fine Dtr'T
St. 1-ouls October 0 183.
Messrs. Ilyrnca i Kerr San Antonio.
Gentlemen -You havo asked me to answer
the following questions
When this old suit was row
Tbo railroad was a stage.
And a slx-mulo team made plenty of steam
Vor tho broadest kind of tillage.
You caught a gooso wbon you wan tod a pen
Tho ink you usod was blue
And tho women you lov'd didn't want to be men
When this old suit was now.
A spade was only a spado
And Jennlo was Just plain " Jane ;"
For his Impudent lip a boy would skip
At tho end of a rattan cano.
Thero were sixteen ounces In every pound
Four quarts made a gallon true;
Hut things don't seem liko they used to bo
When this old suit was new.
Hut wo'ro shortened tho ttino sluco then
And we'ro running a faster beat
And tho boys ot ten are full-grown men
Who run tho atom and tho street.
We blush to giggle and we should smile
We'ro cuto and wo uoyer say die;
Wo'ro up to snuff and wo'10 full of guile.
And were Just too awfully fly:
And fathor is Qovornor old man dad
And bis old lady Is gone.
Wo'vo run things fast and a llttlo bad
Slnco we put this now suit on.
217 Alamo Plaza
Aro showing tho Finest I.lne of
Puriilslilntr Goods lints
BOOTS AND SHOES
Brer Offered In this City.
SELLING OUT AT COST!
We will Sell Out at Coat our Kntlre Stock Consisting of Hosieries Notions
Fancy floods Laces Gloves Ladles' Underwear Towels Table
Linen eto. Also 11 r Inn tot of Iteady-Made Dresies
tSPAll of the abovo mentioned goods and many other articles too numerous to mention must
bo sold out within tho coming two wooks as tho firm wishes to clear tho premises preparatory
to golug Into other business. Call early nnd socure bargains. lll-8-lin
I. .AJRKZS cfe CO.
No. 5 Coinmorcu Street
Has openod up In his new storo at S85 Commerce street
with a most elegant lino of
Watch.es Diamonds Fine Jewelry.
OT" Makes a Spool ilty of Repairing Flno Watches. Call and sco him.
A Sun Antonio Knterprlse Hacked by L'n
paralleled Testimonials --- Facta
Worth Rending nnd Digesting.
A first-class weather and water proof roof Is
as indispensable to a perfect building as th
solid well based foundation upon which th
edifice Is to be reared. To supply the former
a few remarks concerning an enterprising firm
in San Antonio engaged in thts line will be
found of interest and profit to builders and
owners of buildings.
Messrs. Byrnes & Kerr have for many years
been engaged as paving and roofing con
tractors not only in this city but in Houston
Galveston and New Orleans as well. Their.
mill here for the purpose of sawing mesqult"
blocks of all shapes stamped by machinery
could not receive that attention from the reil
dent member of the firm here that It de
manded and hence for the present Messrs.
Byrnes & Kerr are devoting their exclusive
attention to the roofing ot buildings.
The kind ol roof manufactured and put on
by them is known as the Fletcher roof. In
some places it Is termed the Asphalt In
others the tar while in Galveston It
known as the shell roofing from the fact
that the surface ol the composition Is covered
with sea shells. It is however best known
throughout the United States as composition
and gravel roofiing.
Messrs. Byrnes & Ken were sent for by th
officers of the International road to apply their
roofing on the buildings belonging to the com'
pany. They came here on the first train that
came into San Antonio on that road. Their
system of roofing had already secured a State
reputation and the managers of the Interna'
lional road aware of this fact investigated th
subject for themselves and contracted with
Messrs. Byrnes & Kerr to roof the round
house freight and passenger depots. This
contract attracted much attention and upon
its completion these gentlemen were
pressed with orders from contractors and
builders that this firm finding themselves
almost unconsciously established here pro
ceeded to erect works here for the preparation
and manufacture o( their roofing near the
track of the International two blocks north
of the depot. Since that time they have
been kept constantly busy filling thi
numerous orders that have been given them.
They have roofed nearly all the new build
ings on Houston street constructed in th
past two and a half years. The Maverick
hotel all the new buildings on Alamo street
the Terrel block on Commerce street and
vast number of other buildings wear thei
composition gravel roofing. In Galveston
is regarded as the safest and cheapest roof
since such firms as Ball Hutchins & Co. the
bankers; Leon Blum the largest drygoods
dealers in the State; Marks & Kempner and
scores of others will have no other. The
Morgan Steamship company hold it in such
high repute that for the past 15 years they
have used this roof only. The same can be
said of the cotton compresses in Galveston
which have alone over 12000 squares of it
while the oil mills manufactories and finest
blocks of buildings have tested its merits for
endurance for years.
This firm refers with satisfaction to num-
bers of roofs in the Island city placed there
16 years ago upon which there has not been
done a nlckle's worth of repairing since.
While it Is regarded by underwriters and
chiefs of the fire departments in the large
cities as safe as any other roof It has the
merit of being from one to two dollars cheaper
per "square" (a "square" is 10 square feet)
than tin. Besides the roofs are guaranteed
for five years against all injury or deterioration
The method of placing it on the roof Is as
Most Horrible L'rli
The following telegram received (rom Chi
cago will cause every reader to thrill with
horror and when it is known not only here
but all over Texas that in this fell tragedy
the aged falher the sister and brother-in-law
of Mr. 11. L. Crouch the stockman were
foully assassinated It will assume both local
and State importance. Mr. Crouch whose
home Is In PcarsalL Frio county is now in
he city stopping at the Mcnger. He is over-
whelmed with grief inconsolable in fact
As soon as the sad news was known among
"good deeds" of the members but It Is not
popular. ...The Texas and Pacific railroad Is
going to introduce the eight hours a day rule
in its shops at Marshall. ...On November 13
the train from Jefferson brought Into Marshall
the body of an unknown man who had
"handed In his chips" on the train. The
coroner's jury elicited nothing as to
the causa of his death A con-
siderable amount of wheat is being sown
In Harrison Mater I. II. Rlggs and S. C.
Blalock have been appointed by Governor
Ireland to represent Harrison In the National
Cotton Platters' association at Vicksburg on
the 12th of November.... Mr. William Henry
1. If composition nnd gravel roofs aro allowed
1 tho Ore limits? 1 answer yes.
2. If so what percentage or said roofs aro In
uso compared with tin and other tiro proof
rnnflnir I Hmwnr nhmit (KM olahtv per cent.
of all our roofs aro composition and gravel
rooting. . .
.1 llnw It rah with tin and other rnoflnr ns
tr itnntMlltv nnri aurctv from flrOT With
propor care ft Is very durable and 1 consldor it
4. Whether It meets tho rata of Insuiawe
compared with tin and other material? I don't
think ivuocs. uespcciiuui
If. 0. Sexton.
Chief Klro Department.
Orricc UxnEnwnrTEna1 SAlvaoe Coiiih 1
sr Louis ucioDer zj iww.
Messrs. Ilyrnca & Kerr :
Diaii 8iRJt-In reply to your Inquiry of tbo
tho Said Inst. as to my opinion of tho brat
kinaor a root to use 1 win say inai 1 prui
cmnnosltlon to anr othor. Yours truly.
UIAB. lYA.t apuuu ouivuhu uurB.
Orrics Cuiqaoo Finn Dcpaiitment
Chicago October x.
Messrs. Ilyrncs & Kerr San Antanlu t
I cons der a good gravel or comDoslllon roof
as good and auto as any that can be built.
Louisville October 10 IBM.
Thomas F. Kerr Esq. San Antonio :
DeaiiSiii We havo no law against tar and
(Traveled roots 111 our city uur nxposmun
building is covered with a tar roof and a great
many of our buuuiogs havo mem on.
Chief Pirn Department.
S. All nur stables In tho I'lro department
havo tar anu graveiea roots.
here and considered the wealthiest farmer in
the county; tits daughter and ner husband
iienrv wnue. ana a viiuor nameu Aioses
Hally. of Transfer. Mich. were found dead in
bed tnis morning evidently murucreu.
Crouch slept in an alcove opening In the sit-
tine room near the front part of the house.
Ills daughter and hec husband occupied the
front bed room while in another bed room
openlne also on the parlor lay the remains of
roily iroucn. ane was lying wun ner lace to
the wall and had a bullet hole In the left side
of the head two Inches back of the ear the
ball passing through the brain. Death was In
stantaneous unite was snot twice me nrst
ball entering the right side of the neck three
Inches below the ear severing the artery; the
second ball enter nc the temple near ibericht
eye. lie was discovered lying on his back as
II ceacelullv sleentnc. li s wile was shot six
times and made a bad struggle for life as
judged by the position of her aims and her
disordered clothing. She had two balls
tnrougn ner right arm one mrougn tne leu
and one thiough the right breast passing Into
the luncs. one throuch the chin and neck.
and another through the left wrist. Hally was
shot twice one entering the opening 01 tne
right csr directly Into the brain the second
nassme tnroucn tne cnest irom me ncnt siue.
There were no indications ol a struggle. The
Sheriff believes that the shots were fired by
one person and one revolver as'a number of
empty cartrioges were lounu on me noor ana
an snow tne same caunre. 1 nere are conuict-
ine rumors recardine the use of chloroform.
The physicians claim that none was used but
the theory ol one person doing the butchery
ana tne testimony 01 me nrst ncignnors at ine
scene who claim that the chloroform was suf.
focatine. thoroughly acreed. A vounc necro
named Boles was arrested and failed to await
the result of the Coroner's Inquest which will
be held to-morrow. Crouch was worth about
$2000000 In property in Jacksan county and
sheep ranches in Texas near Fort Worth. He
leaves two sons and one daughter. A rocket
book containing Sloe and a certificate ol
deposit for $500 was found on the window
sin 01 unites room ad empty cartnage
box. II calibre was discovered in Boles'
room. Any further developments will be
promptly sent wnen reccvea.
McLennan County. The Waco Exam
iner is spicy and forcible in style and but for
its Bourhonism would be the equal of any
paper in Texas. But you always know where
to find It. There is no half and half about its
opinions although Its beverages may be
slightly mixed for aught we know Waco
Is on a boom the Mayor says It Is almost
impossible to -rent a house fit to live In and
It might be here stated alter such an array
of witnesses to the superiority of the Fletcher
roofing that the material used by Messrs.
Byrnes & Kerr is manufactured by J. S.
Fletcher of New Orleans the original
patentee and is expressly intended for South
ern climates. The city office of Messrs-
Byrnes & Kerr is at No. 257 Commerce street
where orders can be left.
Alderman Pauly informed a police officer
this morning that his work house at the cor
ner of Soledad street and Main plaza had
been entered about 6 o'clock last night and
some valuable tools stolen. So quickly have
they been disposed of that a pawnbroker has
them already on exhibition.
He Wouldn't Invest.
A Mexican yesterday called on Frank Rhea
the restaurant men at the International depot
and endeavored to persuade him to invest
in a lady's gold watch. He suspected the
Mexican had not come by it honestly and or
dered him away. He was told a few minutes
afterwards by a policeman that there was a
reward of $10 for the same watch Frank
now wishes he had "communed" longer with
the thief !and held him till the arrival of an
officer. He feels he is Just out $10.
To He Wed.
The Light is in receipt of the handsome
cards of invitation announcing the wedding
of an old time Kansas friend and former
partner of Mr. Gilford Mr. A. W. Walburn
proprietor of the Fort Scott Kansas foundry
and machine shop works to Miss Mary VIr'
glnta Gentry f Sedalia Mo. to occur
Wednesdsy November 28. Sorry we can't
be present to join in celebrating so joyful an
occasion. May your married life be one of
endless prosperity and happiness. Amen
A pleasant candy pulling party assembled
last evening at the residence of Mrs. Elliott
on St. Mary's street and a very social even
Ing was spent there. Among those present
were the Misses Belle Martin Annie Newton
Ella Purkiss Ada Hockett May Elliott
Wilgus Mrs. Barbour Messrs. R. J. IIol
hetnz Frank Murray Gaines Bell Barbour
Crider and a L1011T man. At 10 o'clock re
freshments were served and the party retired
apparently very grateful to Mrs. Elliott and
Miss May Elliott for the pleasant entertain'
ment they enjoyed.
that the population amounts to 10000.
The Council refused to pay the special police
men stationed at Major Penn a tabernacle to
preserve order while he was preaching lit
Waco. The Mayordeclared that he bad some
conscience left although he had been severely
hammered by the Examiner (municipal offi
ces seem to stuplfy the conscience and to de-
velop a you-tlckle-me and I'll-tickle-you feel-
ing) The public schools are crowded and
jammed and more school room Is a necessity.
....Two couples were married at the ssme
lime Robbing freight cars Is carried on
extensively and the roads sustain heavy losses
by it. A mother and her daughter reduced
to utter want were detected in stealing from
a car; they meant to "scoop in" a case of dry
goods but in the dark had "caught on to" a
box of blind bridles ( that Is the fate of people
who "go it blind ' The Examiner of the
1 6th contained an able and manly editorial In
favor of the punishment ol murderers which
deserves to be read aloud In every school
room In the State. To put an end to the fre-
quency of murder we must begin with the
children and Implant In them the dishonor of
homicide. Whisky and carrying pistols Is
the fountain head of murder.
Cooke County. The Gainesville Register
is a large and neat paper. ...The races began
November 13 and were well attended. In
the three-minute trotting race Blue Jay
Whirlwind The King Eva and Joe Movis
were started. Eva won two heats Whirlwind
two and King one when the race was post-
poned till the 14th when Whirlwind won the
first heat and the race. The next race was
the 2:33 class trot in which Billy C Isaac
Coriander and Blackstone started and was
won by Isaac. Time 2:32. For the half
mile dash Miss Yates Vinita and Llixle
Batchelor started Miss Yates winning. Time
52. For the dash of one-quarter mite War
Sign Olivette Mollle Moore Vlrgle Hearne
Princess Goliad and Thaddy started and the
race was won by Olivette under whip and
spur. The three-minute pacing race was won
by Joe Bradcn beating Fritz Frank Dora
Little Willie Tornado and Oscar. The trot-
ting race for the 2:30 class was won in three
Items Gtcaned From tlio State Fress and
Tikkeli TheTimes complainsol tramps
annoying the people and wishes the police to j
interfere; brags that persons who have been
absent for a month upon their return are
hardly able to recognize the town on account I out of four heats by Will Benham beating
of the Improvements and complains that I Smith O'Brien Texas Bill and Big Soap.
fraudulent but well-dressed fops with much
cheek but of good address by a sort of centre
of gravity "pull up" In Terrell victimize the
men out of their money and capture the sus'
ceptible hearts of the girls. It is well to re
member that "it is not alt gold that glitters"
and that frauds and deadbeats are as " plenty
as blackberries in June." The Times re-
ceived a "bag of tatoes" for an editorial In
favor of a beer garden but had a sunstroke in
consequence of it although no damage was
sustained.... A negro man has sued the Oil
Mills company for $5000 damages done to his
son by tearing his arm to pieces
Grimes County. The Navasota Tablet
says nearly every farmer in the county has fin'
ished gathering bis crop and that the heaviest
rain for the last twelve months fell on Novem
ber 10. It estimates that whisky has got the
upper hand and says on Sunday night
November II the pistol firing on the streets
exceeded skirmish shooting and resembled a
battle with musketry and light artillery and
alarmed men women and children. (Eaforce
the statute against carrying arms.) The Tab'
let says: "We know of no old town In the
State that has made more substantial and
wonderful improvements In the last two years
or that has a brighter prospect than Nava
sofa" (Adverttiing is a sure barometer of
the go-aheaditireness that there Is in a town
and the columns of the Tablet speak well for
Navasota. It should shed its patent outside
crawl right out of It as a snake does out of
his old outside.)
.Harrison County. The Marshall Mes
senger says the rolling stock and roadbed of
the Texas and Pacific railroad are In a fearful
condition and that Superintendent Eddy
assigns that as the cause of his resignation...
It boasts that Marshall has built more new
houses and has fewer vacant ones than any
city in East Texa The new bell for the
Presbyterian church a present from friends In
St. Louis has arrived and surpasses all the
bells In the city. ...The Methodist church
have dispensed wtfh chandeliers and substl
tuted reflectors. Each reflector has 14 lamps
and a large reflector covers all of them and
the light "lays over" that of the chandeliers
The best way to light up a church Is with the
(No time given.) In the free for all pace
Westmont Fuller and Rlchball competed
Westmont winning the first heat. Time 2:22.
Rlchball second; the second heat was won by
Rlchball. Time I:i8; the third heat In
2:18 and the fourth heat in 2:23. The dash
of one mile and a half was won by Mollle
Moore beating Olivette the favorite Calllo
and Robella. The trotting race was contested
by Fred Neil Blue Cloud Eva BellO
Coriander Golden Thread and Isaac Eva
won the first heat. Time 2:29; and the
second and third heats by Fred Neil. Time
2:31 yi and 233.... A family 10 miles from
Gainesville put out poisoned cheese for rats
and came near losing a child by it.... An or-
ganization styled the "Farmers' Alliance"
has been started in Cooke which the Register
regards as an anti-Bourbon-anti-Boss move-
ment. (The Light Invites this Alliance to
trot out a farmer lor Governor; It wants to
whoop him up.")
W. W. Simons.
We were pleased to-day in making the ac
quaintance of Mr. W. W. Simons of the
Pecos Land and Cattle company of Austin
Texas. The company recently chartered
with a capital stock of $100000 with Its head-
quarters at Austin are now Improving with
fences and fine buildings 640000 acres of
land on the Pecos river in Pecos county
preparatory to stocking same with Improved
cattle. It Is well for our business men to
note that while Austin is the headquarters of
this solid company of Northwestern capital
ists San Antonio is headquarters for supplies.
Our enterprising lumber firm of Martin &
Schryver sold them a large bill of lumber to-
day. Their ranch Is located on the line of the
Sunset 300 miles northwest of San Antonio.
Yesterday a poor French girl apparently
with but one arm and who makes a living by
singing was astonished by the sudden stop-
ping of a carriage and pair by her side out of
which a lady lent forward and dropped k $10
gold piece Into her hand. The two ladles
who were in the carriage were noticed as be
longing to the demi-monde but there Is a
tender spot In everybody's heart.
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