The San Antonio Light (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 232, Ed. 1, Saturday, December 29, 1883 Page: 1 of 4
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Buyers ot Cigars iTokco
At tho present tlrao there It mom
humbug- KOlnp on In tbe clear bul-
ncM than erer beforo known In Ban
Antonio. Ixxik or you will Iw beat-
pn. Ho careful of tho balta. Do not
NO CLEARING SALE
bright new ciirara tobacco and
emokers' articles of every do
scrlptlon. My prlcca'arotfar be-
low thoio of tho ec-culledi'moM-backs
and cheap aalcs. and If
wa"tlnir anything In mrllnecall
on mo and bo convinced Itiat my
aMcrllon la truo.
SIM IIAUT Main I'liil.
hato a chanco to Judgo for your
acl rra. W holcsale and retail.
Cor. Main Plaza and Soledad BU
Vol. III. No. 232.
San Antonio Texas Saturday December 29 1883.
Ten Cents a Week
! San Antonio Light
HOLIDAY PRESENTS AT S. STEM'S
ARRESTING A MAN FOR STEALING WITH
OUT WARRANT AFFIDAVIT OR
:IN THE LINE OF-
watclBS Rue Jewelry i Silverware
It took 15 minutes yesterday afternoon after
shrill whittle of the Jerusalem horn to find a
policeman on Alamo ilreet to atreit a poor
soldier who had merely made a mistake re-
garding a buggy strap. The heavens and the
earth happened to be propitious for after a
lore spell of whistling Policeman Mone
came In on a special train and by
e divine right of his condescending call
ing arrested the soldier who made no effort
leave. A LlQHT man told the policeman
the circumstances of the caseand even Officer
Morse Inquired If anyone would make an
affidavit against the son of Mars. No ooe
would do so yet this "bobby" clad In a little
brlel authority took the young man by the
lappelsof his coat conveyed mm to jail and
left him there all night. This is an outrage.
Besides this the same Officer Morse entered
charge against him as disorderly this
morning belore the Recorder. e can vouch
for the soldier that he was not so. lie stood
the jeers of a few like a sober gentleman and
yet he was fined 510 this morning on the
mere statement of 'the officer. It seems he
i more easily fined than the officer Is found
when he Is badly needed.
Where is the authority for a policeman to
arrest an Individual when even thine who
whistled loudest for this prompt salary receiv
log High U would not even announce their
willingness to testify against the presumed
culprit t This case does not stop here. It
was witnessed by three score of curious ones
who felt a persooal grievance In themselves at
the Illegal and arbitrary conduct of this hard
to-find all thundering Jove of a policeman'
He evidently regards himself as higher than
the courts themselves. He locked this soldier
up without any affidavit without any charge
without any observation of his own to guide
him except a drowsy recollection that his vio
tlm was a soldier and not a thief or desper
ado or a fraud whose official eyes can light
upon every hour ol his witch whom falls to
Largest Display of Jewelry to be Found in the State.
S. STERU Jeweler 248 Commerce Street San Antonio
5 217 ALAMO PLAZA.
For Everybody at Prices That Defy Cosiptlllieu.
Sheets Correvon & Castles
Grand Slaughter Sale
$15000 WORTH OF BOOTS AND SHOES!
All of My Own Manuractart will be Bold at
T ID I
J. EL". IAPIQXJAPT.
UTTroprlctor Crescent City Hoot and BUoo Manufactory No. 17 Soledad street opposite tho
ourt house Ban Antonio. My stock embraces all kinds of Boots and Bhoca and Ieon ruar-
anteo quality style ana price. 12-13-lni
A POLICE OUTRAGE.
a tasks Illm In Jail All Might -Has llln
Fined aa Disorderly Whan a Cloud
efWItnesaes are Heady to Tes-
tify that 11a Was lobar.
Or Over the Hills to the l'oor House.'
Kdltor dan Antnlo Llirht.
The report of the grand jury disturbed
stsgnant pool which raised quite an unpleas
ant smell but It was only for the time being
the city air soon overcame it and It went like
all other reports of this body to the four
The grand jury performed their duty th
law was laid before them and in accordance
with that law they returned their report.
Go back to the past when the grand juri
handled this same delicate subject. What did
they do then? What have they done now
The gamblers and prostitutes were arrested
and each were fined for violating the law one
for gambling the olher for vagrancy. What ef
fect does this fine havet It may effect a few
who are unable to pay the fine and must lay In
jail In consequence thereof; but when they are
released they return to the same thing and
patiently await the action of the next grand
jury when perhaps if they are In good luck
they may be able to pay their fine.
Now all the work the grand jury has done
amounts to just this : Refuse to pay your
fine and "over the hills to the poor house" you
go where at the expense of the county or city
you will be put to work on the farm. Now
the fine Is not such a heavy one that It would
require a lifetime to pay It In labor. What
then! Why the same thing over again 1
Fancy 75 or too females at work on a fan
planting turnips and lettuce under the watchful
eye of the cruel overseer. I think this mov
would greatly benefit the hackman or put into
some enterprising man a pocket a fortune If h
would establish a street csr line In that dlreo
Let the keepers and Inmates of houses of
prostitution psy to the city a monthly fin
Impose and enforce a heavy fine on gambling.
confine both to some secluded part of tb
city. Let them build our sewers morality be
hanged. When the health of our fair city
at stake every one can control hlnuell from
becoming a victim to gambling but how
many can escspe Ihe foul air that Is causing
daily increase of sickness In our midst.
Let us have sewers and let these two evils
psy for them. That's all. It is becomlog
common habit with hackmen to drive through
the streets with the curtains of their windows
drawn thereby concealing the occupanti
This should not be allowed. Some day we
may regret It. What Is to prevent a mur
derer from escaping in this manner! Put
stop to It at once; other cities do not allow It.
Mr. Warde Soorea a fine Saeeeaa-ltlcaard
Last evening Mr. Frederick Warde sur
passed all his efforts of the past week la the
role of Brutus In the play of the Fall of Tar
quin la this play the audience sees more of
Mr. Warde personally and consequently
better pleased. Th fact is they have seen
too little of him. Out last night he had
ample scope lor his wonderful ctoculion and
lling pathos r.yes unused to the mcltiog
mood shed tears copiously as he portrayed the
conflict between the natural love of a parent
d his stern duly as a Roman patriot. As
he sat high In the judgment seat his pinto-
mime for such it was his moods being
choked ly emotion was most feelingly and
tragically effective In the last parting
Ith his son. His support stems to be im
proving or else Ihey are beginning to under-
stand that some pieces to Mr. Warde'a reper-
toire are entirely too heavy for Iheir ambition.
The two act adaptation of the "Taralog of
the Shrew" In the presentation of Katherine
and Pctruchio was a most refreshing change
from Ihe main play of Ihe evening. It took
several minutes fur Ihe audlenre to recognise
In Petrucblo the same character who had just
dolled the judicial robes as the father and
stera estcutor of Roman justice. Dut It
showed Mr. Warde as a perfect comedian
who with whips In hand and accustomed
austerity was tamlog Ihe shrewish Katherine
hts moody yet firm will. Miss Anna
Doyle played Katherine to his lordly sway
and won merited applause. To-night Mr.
Warde appears In Richard III. and on to-
morrow evening we predict he will be at his bes(
as the wily Cardinal in Bulwer's unspprosch-
AN EXPENSIVE CHRISTMAS.
r Colered lieu Contribute SlOO to the
City Coffers for Carrying l'latels.
Henry Heskins and K. Cunrlsgham were
tried this morning for carrying pistols and
II. Dawioa and Nelson Shadock for drawing
the same. Henry Williams said he was at the
Sunset depot when Alex Williams was at'
tacked by a crowd of colored men. He saw
Shadock who had a pistol. Alex Williams
saw Harry Dawson with a pistol and Harry
was tbe man who struck him. Mrs. Agnts
Mapherson on being examined stated there
were four of them with pistols; Dawson and
another drew their pistols; Heskins was the
one. After drawing them they threw the pit-
tols down on everybody as If they were going
to kill someone. Another witness and Ad
dle Williams swore they saw Cunntnghi
1th a pistol which he was whirling about In
dangerous manner. This was up at the
Sunset depot when Alex Williams was at'
tacked. The evidence proving conclusive
Mr. Caliaghan fined each man $25.
Next Monday morning at 9 o'clock Major
Humphreys will submit his report on the
draiuage and sewerage of this city gleaned
from his inspection and survey of the city.
The members of tbe Council Committees on
Finance 1'ublic Improvements Streels and
Bridges are expected to be present to hear It
and deliberate thereon. Major Humphreys
expects to return to Memphis Tennessee In
a few days. His work has been thorough
considering the time allotedhlm. He leaves
here the city's friend and It Is understood his
report will embody certain facts which show
him to be the friend of the San Antonio river
AN EARTHQUAKE IN ALASKA-RESULT
OF A BOSTON FEUD.
The I'roposed llyan and Rultlv
In San Francisco California
TURNER OPERA HALL.
Mlhts Commencing Tuesday
A Dangerous rractloe.
To fire off crackers on Christmas day seems
to be the unwritten law of the people but why
or wherefore it should be continued for week
afterwards there Is no reason. It is both
dangerous to pedestrians riders on horse
back and buggy-riders besides very
often creating Injury to the letter off of the
crackers himself. For example young Bailey
has burnt his face and hands In a terrible
manner from playing with there celebrators of
Christmas day. This morning John Buser a
butcher while driving down Live Oak street
told some boys to desist firing crackers until he
had passed his horse being of a fiery temper
ament. This they would not do and conse-
quently the horse becoming frightened ran
off his mad career only being stopped by the
tuning over of the cart on Mr. Buser who
was inside at the corner of Live Oak and
Starr streels. Mr. Buser was badly bruised
though not hurt in any serious manner.
Dlstarblng the Peace.
"You are charged with carrying a pistol"
said Ihe dispenser of justice In the Recorder's
court to Mr. Mosler this morning. "I'm
guilty;" "very well I'll fine you $25." Mrs.
Flood a nice looking woman then came for-
ward and gave evidence against the prisoner
on the charge of choking her and disturbing
her peace. It appeara Mosler was in her
house and after some conversation from
which no doubt the quarrel arose he seized
her by the throat throwing her down and half
strangling her with his knees. She called for
help and a police officer came and arrested
htm. Mosler said Mrs. Flood drew a knife
on him and he also threw out some insinua-
tions whether true or not we do not know.
He was fined $5 for the latter charge.
A llungllng Forger.
Last evening a man whose names are as
numerous as an Infanta of Spain was arrested
by Marshal Shardein. He had forged ordera
in his possession from a number of our
merchants. Among them one on Ragland
Elliott signed Sam C. Bennett asking for an
advance of medicines; one to E. HerUberg
signed by the druggist L. Orynskl rukiog
for several dollars and a batch of other pell'
tions for goods or money from other parties
lie secured $S from Mr. W. C. Edwards
some morphine and a few pocket knives.
The culprit was taken to jail and locked up.
On his way there he begged clamorously for
his morphine to the use of which drug be is
a perfect slave. He maintains that his name
is William Alexander.
PiiiLAiiELiillA December 28. Arthur
Chambers pugilist and Joseph Actan a
professional wrestler have been held in $500
bond for trial on a charge of carrying on gam
bling by the sale 01 pools.
1'ROVIDiNcr December 28. Ssmuel C.
Blodgett recently dismissed as Treasurer of
the Providence Institution of Savings had
embesiled funds of the bank to the amount of
$27000 $15000 more thsn Is recoverable
from his bondsmen. The robberies cover a
period of eight years. The loss does not
cnecttne institution wnicn nas a surplus 01
St. Louis December 28. The Demo
cratic State Central committee met here this
evening A letter was received and read
proffering the Merchants' Exchange hall for
the Democratic National convention pro
vided that the National committee decided to
hold the convention here. A sub-committee
of seven was appointed to co-operate with the
procuring Ihe holding of the National conven-
tion here. A circular on the subject will be
sent to the National committee. A resolution
was adopted urging the National committee
to call the National convention prior to the
San Francisco December 2S. The Hill-
Sharon divorce case and others Issued from it
hare a monopoly of the courts. Sharon's
deposition In the divorce matter was continued
till to-morrow. In the Police court the charge
of perjury sgstnst Burchard who testified that
he was rnesred to marry Miss Hill sub
sequent to tbe date of the alleged marriage
contract between her and the Senator was
dismissed on the ground that the deposition
was not completed nor sicneu. in the supe
rior court the grand jury indictments charging
Miss Hill bv William Nelson wllh ncriurv.
conspiracy and uttering a fraudulent certificate
Boston December 28 Daniel P. Rey
nolds of New York called at the house of
Jarves Dudd In Dorchester to-day and was
ushered into the parlor where Dudd joined
him. A servant passinc by the parlor beard
Reynolds say: "I have come for either your
lile or me property." Duaa started to run
up stairs presumably for a weapon when
Reynolds fired twice both shots taklne effect.
one in the leg and the other in the small of
the back. The latter Is lalal. Neither Key
nolds nor Dudd's family will explain. It is
understood however that the cause of th
killing Is a long standing feud arising from
family and property complications. Dudd is
a prominent resident of Dorchester and
director of and largely interested in veneer
glass works in this city.
BUFFALO December 28. John McBridc
who In a special Is made to threaten dire
disaster to Canadians and the capture and
death of Lord Lansdowne In consequence of
the hanging of O'Donnell is known here as
having no connection with or acknowledge
ment by any reputable Irish organization of
this or anv other dir. He Infests newinaner
offices and is unable to procure publication of
nis cranK pronunciamento 10 England's
queen or any olher person until he pars for Its
Insertion as advertised matter. Mcllride
gives out that last night an attempt was made
to abduct him by two Canadian detectives
which was frustrated. No band of invinciblcs
or Irish avengera is In this city. McBride is
chuckling over the success of his schema to
secure notoriety. He is a peddler of badges
and photographs ol public men and prominent
characters. lie has served a term in the
workhouse for insulllnc ladies entering
Galviston December 28. The Calves.
ton Base Ball Park association is perfecting
arrangements to organize a professional nine
the members of which will be taken from
league clubs In the North. It is understood
the Electric Light company here will accept
the city's offer of $6000 yearly for 30 lights!
be used In portions of Galveston lacking gas
The calculation is that one light will illuminate
ciKm utucKt. me news win uc kcdi Durn-
mg till I a. m. A committee of citizens and
Aldermen were requested by the Mayor yes
terday to assemble to-night to consider Can
tain Esds letter but when the hour arrived
only five or the 10 gentlemen were present
the absentees being Folkenthal and Mitchell
and Messrs. Wells Runge and Moody. The
meetloe was DOStDoned till to-morrow nicht.
A telegram from Corpus Chrittl says that
captain wicKes. ot the schooner Tilly Ida
was urowncu. no particulars.
Chicago December aS. Paddy Ryan
who was expected to meet Sullivan In San
rrancisco next month left for Toledo unex.
pectcdly two days ago and late last night tele
graphed here: "I have to throw up every
thing at present." Ryan assigned as a cause
that his mother is very sick. Parson Davics
who has been mansglng Ryans affairs had ar-
Trao-edlan. Third annual tnur of Han Anto-
nlo'a favorllo actor andastronir company of
actors under tho manairorncnt of sir. John J.
Oolilna presenting tho following curerully se-
lected repertoire : "A Merry Christmas."
V'rlday evening grand double MIL John
..r1 !.' a act ntar- 11I1UTU8: or. Tbe
Fall of Tarnuln and Hliakeaneare's 1 aet
Haturdar Matinee. IXQOMA1L
Bpeclal Hunday evening
rogory & Co's China Hall.
YTe llava Arrauged Our
5 c. TABLES. 10c. TABLES
25c. TABLES 50c. TABLES
SlOO TABLES d offer dolls
TOYS AMI OTIIEIl
Bo that tbe poorest as well as the richest can
fill tbolr stocking. I!vory buyor ot tl worth
of goods sets a ticket ror a chance In the dolls
and decorated dinner set exhibited In our
windows. lfO feet front by 140 fact deep.
Nos. 409 411 413 and 415
FINEST DISPLAY in tie STAE
COM i: AND 8I3KU8
GEEGOEY & CO.
sound saw Immense volumes of smoke and
flame suddenly burst forth from the summit of
Mount Aucuslin. The skr became obscured
and a few hours after great quantities of
pumice dust began to fall some fine and
smooth and some gritly. At 3 o'clock the
same day an earthquake wave TO 'eet
high came rushing over the hamlet
sweeping away all the boats and
deluging the houses. The tide at the time
being low saved the town from utter destruc-
tion. This was followed by two otHcr wavea
18 feet high which were succeeded at irregu-
lar intervals by others. Pumice ashes fell to
the depth of five inches making the day so
dark that lamps had to be lighted. At night
the aurrounding country was Illuminated by
the flames from the crater. Ordinarily Mount
Augustln is covered with snow but this year
it Is completely bare. On examination after
the disturbance had subsided lhey found the
mountain split in two from the base to the
summit on the northern slope. The moun-
tain had sunk to a level with the surrounding
difls. Simultaneous with the eruption was
the creation of a new island In the passage
between Chernaboura island and the main
land 75 feet high and one mile and a half
long. The violence of the volcanic action
was so great that two extinct volcanoes on the
peninsula of Alaska lying to the west of the
active volcaoo of Ulamna 1200 fett high
burst into activity emitting Immense volumes
of smoke and dust and Dames are visible at
night. It is stated that the wives ef a party
of. Alent Indians engsged in that locality in
otter hunting became afraid at the subter-
ranean noise refused to stay and returned
home. None of those who then remained
can now be induced to return.
raneed for Paddv'a anncarance In Mlnncano
lis St. Paul and points on the Northern Pa-
cific road In sparring exhibitions on his way
to San Francisco. On receipt of Ryan's tele-
gram Davles wired him to the effect that his
friends believed that he was showing the white
feather and was afraid to meet SuUran.
Ryan replied that he would return to Chicago
to-day and later telegraphed that everything
was "off" Including nis meeting with Sulli-
van. A Toledo telegram says that Ryan's
.mother Is not seriously ill and that the truth
is Ryan Jn his friendly bout with Sheriff and
Slade has found thst t(iey were the better men
and he has no show with Sullivan and con-
sequently does not care to meet him. An ef-
fort will still be made to keep the Sullivan
San Francisco December 28. Professor
Davidson received from Alaska to-day the
particulars of a volcanic disturbance in Oc-
tober last near the entrance to Cook's Inlet
on the morning of October 6. The settlement
of fishe rmen on English bay hiard a heavy
teport and looking In the direction of the
A series of excrutiatlng and putting teeth
on edge yells on the Main plaza Ute last night
brought the police on tbe scene when I.
Navarro was discovered playfully making the
surrounding neighborhood re-echo to the
most jangling and discordant notes. The
cats on the house-tups slunk away In very
shame so envious were they of the harmoni-
ous notes below. A witness this morning
told how he had had a slight disturbance with
our midnight songster and Navarro putting
his hsnd in a threatening manner in his pocket
he f the witness) drew a small pen-knife to de-
fend himself with when the prisoner ran off
and gave vent to the aforesaid yells. The
Recorder finally closed Navarro's mouth wllh
a $5 fne'
A skating prize was contested for at tbe
Soledad rink yesterday. There was a terrible
crowd and scarcely standing room. Several
young ladies and gentlemen took part In the
competition but the prize was finally awarded
to Mr. N. II. Klrkland certainly the most
graceful skater present. Miss Bennett obtained
the lady's prize though Miss Louise Pres-
cott in many people's opinion was all that
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