The San Antonio Light (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 221, Ed. 1, Saturday, December 15, 1883 Page: 1 of 4
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JUDGE FOR YOURSELVES. I
TtejrmjMt esdlemnt laUn A. A- T "1 S6eWliat Ready CSSll Will BflY
"s?1 in vntonio Juisrnt.
V -ItIr e.rX?t5 7 Purity. Duke of Dm-titm.
II 8H HAItT . . MA IX PLAZA
Vol.. III. No. 221.
LOOK AT THESE PRICES.
Conio and Inspect (lie Jltugnins
To tUmw oontcmpUtlnir pui-chium for Cbrlstinu wo would My
Coino Buy Before All in Sold.
.1 object Is to eloto out theso lines entirely to cnablo our Intention of pursuing tho butltu-aa
of MILINBRY ana FANCY OOODS UXCMJaiVELV. No act off. No backing out.
THEY MUST GO!
Silks mid Velv.. i
UoDctt&Guluct't brands $1 ?5 reduced lofOc
Extra auulltrnillH SI 0 reduced tod 2.'.
Soper extra silks $3 S3 reduced to (I CO
Fine droM velveteens all TOo
FlnodrcuvclvotsSl T3 reduced to Jl .')
Fine dress brocades J ' ro reduced to Wo
Our alt wool COo iua'lty fnr33o
Our all wool 6Tic quality for43o
Our all wool "Oo quality fur Mo
Our all wool (Co quality forfxj
Our all wool POo aualltr forTOo
Our all wool $1 OOqunllty for Mc
Our all wool Jl M quality for 5 1 111
Bhoodah solids all wool to Inch worth "5c re-
duced to &c
Bhoodah tol'ds all wool 40 Inch wot Ik We ro-
Flnnnclfi and AVuoIoiih.
Kino raluo 25c (roods for 18a
Fino valuo 31o goods for 2!o
Fine valuo 4ro goods for 35o
Fine value PGo Roods for G2o
Fino valuo Mo goods for ?0o
Hno valuo SI goods f or 80o
Including Calllornla Skakcr Imported impli-
cated etc. otc.
G-JRA.TSTD CLOAK SACRIFICE.
On our already groatly reduced prtcoi a further discount of 10 per cent.
Pino Millinery Goods Lower Than Eastern Prices
COMMKItCK HTItrETc S
EIN THE LINE OP
Largest Display of Jewelry
S. STERN Jeweler 248 Commerce Street San Antonio.
Tivi'I and Tub. o Linens.
One lot IV) reduced to 10c
One lot K) reduced to 12)e
One lot Mo reduced to 2Jo
ll. rtiii.ii damask bio reduced toSSo
Oerutnn duinusk .0c reduced to Wo
Herman damask Mo reduced to ?0o
Oernian daiunKk $1 23 ruducol to Wo
'Hils Is an eleirunt opportunity for rertou-
ranteurs and hotel men.
Curtain pairs Jl 25 reduced to Wo
Curtnln pairs 2 00 reduced to jl r
Curtain pairs 2 SO reduced to SI M
Curtnln pslra SI 00 reduced toll HI
Curtain pairs JO CO reduced lo J7 00
Yard curtaining 2Tc reduced to Ko
Yard curtalnlnirSSo redncf.l ini'u. a
Yurd curtaining 40o reduced to SOo
Yard curtaining GOo re.litced to 37a
Yard curtaining IVia reduced toKc
Yard curtaining Mo reduced to Ckj
Yard eurtnlnlnir SI on ro.1i.! in
Yard curtaining SI X reduced to SI 00
Nankins all linen nor dm. ftftn i-nli..l .niv.
Napkins all linen per ilex SI 00 reduced to "Ho
i. 1 . . " ! V1 l reuueou lo wo
N.pklnt nil linen dozJI Mieduced to SI 10
Napklus all linen doz Si to reduced to SI so
DomoHlic MarHcillo Quilts.
Qullta SI 00 reduced to Wo
Quilts SI 50 reduced to SI 10
lunula it v reduood to S3 80
AT S STERN'S
to be Found in the State.
Antonio Texas Saturday
TREMENDOUS OUTPOURING AT KRISCII
HALL LAST EVENING.
flptcchet of Lending Cltlte
Kriich hall was densely picked latl evening
with a repiesentatlve body of our citizens to
iae lome action In memorializing the Legis-
lature concerning the depredations ot the fence
cutter. The meeting was an enthusiastic
one. It was called to order by Marshal Gos-
Hog who congratulated the audience on both
the number and the nualitv of the nmilemrn
In attendance. Indue Detine was bv vole
made the unanimous selection for permanent.
inarman. with Mi ni I. II. k'o.m.n.
Judge Jacob Waelder M. HatlT Major Frarlc
uricc.anu ur. n. r. Howard as Vice Pres-
idents. Marshal Gosline nt made Secretarv
of the meetior.
Captain Slory desired to hear from Judge
Haeiuersome remarks concerning the objects
of the meeting and the remcdiei proposed be-
fore a committee on reiolutlons was annolnted.
Judge Waelder proceeded to respond to
the request amid much applause. He aald
inn lawlessness in the matter of fence cutting
was lampant all over the Stale particularly In
Western and Northwestern Texas. It Mas his
duty as well as that of every citizen of every
grade and station to protest against the depre-
dations of the fence cutler and endeavor to
check and punish him. lie spoke as a citizen
of this county and this State not as a stock
man for he had no fence to cut of his owo un-
less It be the one around his residence. He
said the fence cutter had been heard from at
his nefarious work two and a half miles from
the Main plaza of the city. II he could come
this close what was to prevent his entering
the city and destroying property within its
limits. He thoucht that nerhans. ihtr wr.
many misguided men among the "Javelinas"
maiwouiayeiiearn that they had pursued a
wronir course In itelclnc redrcn. In it.!.
broad land there was no wrong without a
remedy and the lawmaking power was the
source to appeal to not to the terror of mid-
night depredations. I f the fence cutters com-
plain ol the want of public roads across large
tracts ;of fenced pasture this can be easily
remedied seeing that the law requires
the County Commlisioners to lay out
roads upon proper representation Int
until such roads are surveyed and made
the owner ol these large tracts is entitled to as
mucn protection as If he were t he owner of a
business lot in the cily. He desired no vio-
lence no agrarianisin no communism but as
a law abiding citizen ht felt satisfied the
Legislature would pass a law to meet (he
emergency and then all good citizens would
see to Its strict enforcement. He felt that we
were face to face with a great emergency and
now was the time to meet it earnestly but
calmly and without passion.
Judge Dibble now moved that a committee
of five be appointed by the Chair expressive
of the objects of the meeting. The following
gentlemen were designated by the Chair:
Judge Dibble Mr. Drownson Captain Story
Sol. Halffand Dr. Amos Graves to which
at the suggestion of the audience Major
Waelder and Mr. llimartl were added.
Marshal Gosling was called upon to speak
while the committee were out. He was re-
ceived with stirring applause and began by
saying thai he saw men all around htm who
had sudered by the deviltry of the fence cutter j
men who had tolled .11 ih.ir ttv..
industriously and laboriously who had been
ine pioneers in the march ol civilization here
and yet in several Instances the spoliations of
the midnight cutter had left them bereft of a
life tlme'i toil and economy. There were
two ways ol settlin? the milter. elih.rl l.u.
or by violence outside of the law. The Utter
he would deprecate from his heart of hearts
but men had some natural rlrhti ihev
not slow to assert when peaceful remedies had
isneu. i nese cutters were assassinating cap-
ital every individual and branch of business
felt either directly or indirectly Its disastrous
effects. He knew the big hearts of the cattle
men and he felt that If any one had a griev-
ance to complain of a resort to them in the
proper spirit would always bilng away relief.
He was glad to see the spirit of the audience.
It was patient and long suffering it was law
abiding and determined and to such men the
Legislature would be forced to pay consider-
ate attention. Marshal Gosling's was an
electric speech and was heartily applauded.
Major Teel was called on but declined say-
ing more than that he endorsed every
word that was said but he wanted to
hear from the members of the Legislature
who were in the meeting. Here there were
loud cries for Senator Houston and Repre-
sentative Thompson of this county. Colonel
W. L. Thompson then appeared on the stage
and opened by sayiog that he came to hear
voiced the wishes of h's constituents rather
than to give expression to his ownvles. He
believed the fence cutters were the same per.
sons who for years had mavericked and
branded other people's cattle and horses and
stole them in bunches. This class filled our
penitentiaries and occupied the attention of
the courts. For himself he would carry with
him to Austin the sentiments of this meeting
and work without tiring to make fence cutting
a felony. If once on the statue book Its en-
forcement would not lag In abeyance.
George W. Urantley neat took the plat-
form and in a vigorous and neat address en-
dorsed what bad already been said.
December 15 1883
On the return to the hall of the Committee.
on Kesolutions Judge Dibble read the fol
Whereat It Ian fact to wl known to lh
a to become black paao In Its otherwlto ru-
plcndant history that there are now in many
roujtlet i of I lilt diatn manv men calling them-
elveyjasellnat." Mllue Devils of the West."
wilfully maliciously and unlawfully cutting
down and destroying ihc fences surrounding
Hi. ul.iiuiuk uit;r I'ruperiy III oilier '
Whprr-tt. In f-nrrl Inp ..... .tin w.n..-ll.m ..
agrarianisin which acem to cnnttitul.t tho
i'm.ivi ....ui uiv I'tnici cngnge.1 in sucn ue-
ft ruction of Ibo property uf others who aro
mw.nuiumganu vaiuiioio citizeiit mm parties
sitiandct together. Iiavo been for tho hut
several months wilfully and maliciously de-
stroying fences or grutt value and that too
when no lands wero enclosed thereby except
thosn owned In feoslinplo by the proprleturaof
Whereas. 1 his spirit of lawlcMnew' vandal-
ism and agrarltiilam hat already deterred
law cxlowls insuiUclent protection to render
Ih-reof lha effect of which It to deprrcUto i'ho
our Mtat8 until lost tint already lioen felt
lo tho educational fund which hat been to
zealously guarded to enlighten and make good
Whereas Tho Legislature of Texts hat bcon
called lo meet on too second Tuesday of next
.n. .Uia..M (-fiiwi. iigiint evii .upernieiolit
and damaging to every inaterlil Interest .it this
Slate tho Melons effects of which are becoming
good citizen bo ho rich or or no nutter
what his occupation or calling In lire may bci
thereforo bo It
Itctolved.Thattt Is tho unanimous tenso of
' . U invquosiion or tug ex-
pedloncy of roads to or Irom cnuuty seats.
questionthere being now upon tho sta'utcs of
llsll and maintain r ads of whateierrluta
ilred whcroi er tho needs of tho people require
County Commissioners of any county and Ills
not tulllclentand suitable roads Tor Ihn needs
of tho public 1 ho samo should bo pr vlded by
tbo County courts.
. That too only pcnolty now Imposed for
this trlino being tho penalty for malicious
SlOO Ilne and In addition thereto Imprisonment
tlnuanco ami nightly repetition of thecrlmo:
S i .1. I "ur opinion inai tno crirao
than two and uot exceeding llvu v.-urf inmru.
nnineut In tin penitentiary and alto a line of
1 ti n il .n.i a.. . I. . .. uo omP";
deem necc-snry for thopurposo of cnrorclng
such law at the Legislature may past and that
nil appropriation bo niacin toenablolhellnv-
cr.""!;."''rr' nto cirp;t tbla part of tho law.
4. 1 hat a copy or this preamble and of tbcao
retn lltlnnt bu liiri.Uhoil mi.anh nr .h
tent to thu'nenatnrof this district anil tocacti
trlct by the Secretary ol this meeting
ludce Dibble then made a rirv li...
estinc address showing how Hie r.M. mm.
plained of had already depreciated properly
and the value of school lands ul.llr .1 ih.
same time it had deterred capital always cau-
tious and panicky from coming here for In-
vestment. He counselled peaceful
but bade his hearers beware that patience
migni cease to be a virtue and the heroic
remedies ol the vigilantes as in Ctlifomh
might finally be resorted lo.
Leo Torleton Esq also spoke in favor of
the resolution and made some promises of a
vigorous nature in his treatment of the lence
cutter should he fall into his hands.
Mr. John Copelcnd opposed the resolutions.
He told his hearers to beware of using such
expressions as flooding the Slate with blood."
There were two sides to this question. Here
the speaker was treated to a few hisses but
undismayed and keeping up the thread of his
thought he told the assembly that the men
who are branded as traitors to-day are
the worshipped patriots of to-morrow.
He Instanced the men atruggling for
natural rights under King John and George III.
You may have legal rights he continued but
if behind these are thwarted natural rights
time would not be slow In crowning the
supremacy of the latter. The nr u.i.r
was one n( these and men who drove their
cattle to distant markets or pastured on their
own lands In the vicinity of the lordly ranchero
etc cuiiuca io inisgllt ol liod.
Charles Seabaueh elicited much launhirr
by quickly ritine to his feet ind .h..
he had long desired to see a live fence culler.
nownis wish bad been gratified for In the
gentleman (Mr. Copeland) he beheld one.
The resolutions were then adopted and a
vote of thanks tendered the officers of this
large meeting before adjourning.
An Accommodation Train.
The Laredo Times speaking of the new
train to be put on the International between
San Antonio and Laredo says: "The Inter-
national Railroad company have determined
to run an accommodation i.in nr. il..; n..t
between here and San Antonio from and after
next Monday which will leave this point at 3
a. m. and San Antonio at 8 a. m. This will
not interfere with the regular passenger train
now running but will be a mixed train carry-
ing passengers and freight. It Is put on for
the purpose of accommodating people living
along the line so that ihey can go to Sin An-
tonio or come to Laredo and attend to what
business they may have at either point and
return the same day."
Holden the man taken up for vagrancy
and now In juil was formerly a detective In
the State troops and did good service in bring
ing thieves and other criminals to lattice. For
some time he served under Captain Lee Hall
and again under Captain Sleker. Drink has
brought him to what he is now.
An eminent man In the person of Gov.
ernor Antonio Canales of the State ofTamau-
lipas Mexico Is hourly expected to arrive in
the city. The Governor Is the brother of
General Canales well known In this clly.
DESPERATE AFFRAY AT A PRIMARY
LLLWIUN In NEW ORLEANS.
A Itlot lletneen Neuron and Italia
St. Louis December 14. A convention of
coiorea teachers of Missouri has been called
to be held In Jefferson county on Decern
Kansas City. December 1 1 r.t t...
was taken to Gallatin this evening to answer
i 5. K """"d" of Cashier Sheets In
v. 11. in. uina rouuery in IB09
Sr. Louis December ie. r.rnn. w
Lllley appointed to the office olMansgerof
the Texts and St. Louis railroad will continue
A Ct.f' Ger"e Agent and Freight
Rocky City. Mn.. nrrrai. ..t.i..
llonncrs a drunkard living near here locked
nis wile out of doors because she refused him
children and while building a fire her clothing
. .... .u .11c wit uurnea to death
SlULBY N. C. December u.nn ..!
ago Victor Josephs and other boys pelted
jimes nugnes another boy with eggs. Yes-
lerday at Annapolis. Illinois Hughes met
Josephs and shot him dead without warning.
Fort Smith. Ark.. December .. t..i
James a Choctaw Indian convicted last
novemoer or the murder of James Fulson
was shot yesterday at Scullyvllle court house
Indian Terrltnr. In 1 ..
choeiiw 1.- iV:: ... . " x?.7"a n!?e
sh"ilTheld one hand and a deputy the' other.
. . ( '- position nve
paces distant with a Colt's revolver deliber-
ately aimed and shot him through the heart.
lie died In turn mint..- r. .
catcd was of good family' and leaves a white'
wife with fivech dren.
Wasiiinoton December Ij.-The General
oupennienuent of the Marine hospital has
written to the Secretarv of the T.. ...
questing the State department to Instruct the
unncu. piaics consul lieneral of Egypt to
dirl his subordinates to Inspect all rags
gathered for export to thia country and lo see
.Vl. Vl . 1 I. iMsiaure or inor-
--j.... . . iln suiptiurtc acid gas
before shipment. The Consul or his deputy
are to certify in ..i.h Mi.ur...i n-t '
K . . . B maiier is snown by the fact
there are now belonging lo one New
if j ; i-wuuu. u. rags siorcu at
St t 1 !' ?wllo-' lllPnent to the United
....... ... .uipmcni via Liverpool.
rrrrsuURC December ia A M.ui.n
Fa. special says: A riot took place last
uiKui id me iiiue mountain tunnel near here
between Italian and necro llmr n..:..
the night two of the latter broke into a house
coniaining provisions and were discovered.
The.a arm was given and 100 Italians at-
tacked the nerrnet ullh .hn. ..n. . . -I.....
Thn n. T V flUUIt.
the assault with clubs and stones but were
flntllv fnrr.d fn ...L- .u-l. ... t
ucr tour were
wounded one fatally and the other three seri-
ously. Three of the Injured will probably
recover allhnnnh (I...- 1.1.1!.- fi. .
shot. This morning the rioting was renewed
and the negroes were driven away. Every-
"Y uu no lunner iroub e Is
Galviston December 14. The letter car-
riers of this city are joining in a movement
now general throughout the count in h...
signed a petlllon to Congress for 30 days
leave of absence each year with pay the same
equalization ol pay detween first and second
S . :" octrciiry 01 me Letter
Carriers association of this cily has written to
Congressman Dehlli... .nj !...
and Coke reeardine the Detltinn. Th. hi...
can National Constrnction company's steam
lighter left to-day for Corpus Christ! where
she will receive two locomotives and proceed
to Urazos Sanllago there to lighter 27 miles
of railroad iron from an English steamer for
the Matamoros branch ol the Mexican Natlonil
New Orleans. December ia p:m..
elections for delecates to the nmn
Sll' Nominating convention was held
throughout the city to-day. The contest In Ibe
Seventh ward is regarded at eln.. tit.
feeling was shown which culminated this af-
ternoon In a terrible tragedy at the polls on
the corner of Monroe and St llernard streets.
It appears that a man name unknown went
up to vote and was challenged. Captain
Fortler and hi. hrn.h ...I .v. i.j .' .
the man to come to the Iront of the polls but
Ihe man was finally knocked down or fell
down. A shot was then fired which seemed
came general. The greatest excitement pre-
Vlllfd. Ihl niiliri hainn t .
combatants. When the shooting ceased it
was found that Captain Michiel J. Fortier a
prominent Ogden champion was mortally
wounded. He was removed to his residence
where he exmred In a r.u. ..... ti.i :
a wife and three children. Captain Fortler
was well known as the commander of a battery
n competitive drills at Louisville Indianapo-
lis and other points. Guitav Prenaud
Superintendent of streets In the Seventh ward
under Commissioner Fitzpatrick was picked
HP .?n uncoliout condition and taken to"
he Fifth precinct station where he died in a
little while. Four wounds were found on hit
bodr and he leaves a wife and one child.
Edward Musson a Deputy Constable re-
ceired three balls In the leg one of which
severed the artery. He survived but a short
!r?e' 1 '"" " d two children.
I he following named are wounded: Sherifl
Robert Brewster bullet in the leg: John
Brewster shot In the side dangerously
wounded; Gus Tendon Mike Early and
I'eter Brannon received wounds with blunt In-
struments! John Domlnlck was also wounded
In the leg; Fozco David Krackerman George
Urodo John Astredo and Charles Flacho are
also reported wounded. After the shooting
of Sheriff- Robert Brewster Deputies JohS
Domlnlck. Dan Glows and Mike Early who
had pistols in their hands surrendered to the
police and were locked up. They refuse to
make any statement but It is stated that from
crowd at the polls at the time.
Ten Cents a Week
TURNER OPERA HALL.
(Jrantl Operatic Festival.
; Dec. 19.
Cites Englii Opera Co
1 Nights Saturdny .Hatlncc.
GRAND AND COM 10 OPERA I
TUKNISK OPERA HALL-
One Week CominanclDs; Dec. 20.
The Eminent Tragedian
iVnil u UrnKiiltlcciit Company.
Two Nights Monday and
Tuesday Dec. 1718.
Oraml Swlnelnc Flrtt I'art.
10 STIIOXG OLIO ACTS.
8 I.tlet In hong and Dunce
H Iidlei In Hera Comic.
8 Ladlfit In Combat Drill.
And the Great llurletqo
THE NAID QUEEN!
No advance In prjeet. ScaU now on tale at
Sim llart'aclgarttoro. 12-13-td
Two of tho most cxpeuslrely d retted
and largest DOLLS ever exhib-
ited In tblt city and a
Decorated Dinner Set
Nos. 409 411 413 and 415
On New Year'a Eve. Kvery purchaser of S!
wuriuui goom receives a ticket.
Toys Christmas Presents
In groat variety at lowest prices.
Have opened a branch f ih.ir r..
house at 2 0 Commerce sbreet. Sin Antnnln
and have the largest stock ol pianos organs
sheet music strings and musical Instruments
of any house In the citv. Thev tr. s..
agents for the world renowned Stelnway
and the favorite and popular Emerson pianos
nut i weii as an other goods
In their line it r-h.n .. I. xr u
South. Thos. Coggan & Bros sell pianos and
on such small monthly Installments that every
family can afford to buy one. 9-J5-3m
For Chrlitmiu r.r.l.
r.aitln.' .iA.tr-. I t. . . . . . .
Tenig". wot"' '"jZ.!"
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