The San Antonio Light (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 9, Ed. 1, Monday, January 12, 1885 Page: 1 of 4
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I THE OLD RELIABLE
Still In the led. Our
: Motto t Good Good at .
; IlBAfOXABUt Vnicu. Call
and bo convinced
1 HAIIRY BATJM & CO.
The San Antonio Light.
I there;is but ore
Place to get Flrst-Ctaaa
Wixks Lio.i'on4 and Ci-
aim unci that U the oM
reliable house of
HARRY BATJM. & CO.
Vol Y. No. 9.
San Antonio Texas. Monday. January 12. 1SS5.
Ton Cents a Week
208 Commerce Streets
c Is Selling Strictly for Cash X
As T am. rrductnR my immense stock of Fancy Groceries 1
offer same at close cash figures that will astonish ait. I rlso
wish to state that on Wines and Liquors I' offer great reduc-
tions for the next 60 days to come. You arc sure to be
suited in all goods both to Price and Quality at the
JK-OASH GROCERY STORE!
20S Commerce Street
TELEPHONE HO. 113. SAN ANTONIO.
J. H. MARQUART
CRESCNTCITYOOT AND SHDEMANOPACT0RY
And Dealor in Leather and Findings Wholesale and Retail.
Will sell you a Boot or 8boe Home and Hand Hade. My stock la superior to
anr In the Htata. -Ten thousand dollars worth of read? hand made poods to be
eloaed out at prion lower than heretofore known. Tula offer Is for the next 30
days. Call early and be convinced.
Fine Custom Work a Specialty.
'RTMIMs av prepand to' do Gold Silver and Kickil riatlng at veil
IrLrl I IIHl.0'"' ".""pin l dont Rati. Old wart rtpltttJ. Our
' if " agent will call for your order toon.
No Table is Complete Without Wine
KCTAiL hkimiitiiiot ov
J. Mouse & QQ)m
IMPORTERS OF WINES LIQUORS AND CIGARS
Bt fl llouvtou B(rt. Sun A 11 ton to. Texas.
Wa bee Ictv oci ih Hen Hon nf rom"turf fwoptenf reflnM laateto nur complete
flMolaltr. Thcrernrorvervbodr t InvllVd ru
thrtpurltr nnd venuiacnew of our (rood tfaiupiva Kron pplloi1lon am) QOODa DKLIV
BURIi EEtnHnr tvrrorthn ciir. .MchopIvh ui a caIU we ihill treat you rUM we
HA! IO LI. 'V Voar o''wni
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DOE dc BNOELKE 211
Dan J. Coltov.
AUCTIONEERS COMMISSION MERCHANTS
404 EAST HOUSTON STREET SAN ANTONIO TEXAS.
MrtJarond-b'anil Furniture Bought and Sold. Particular attentlcn given to
(fitslde Sales. Satisfaction guaranteed and consignments solicited. lr-swn '
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No. 17 Solodad st. op. Courthouse.
fe ENQBLKE all Commerce Street.
lninfnt AunlUn' nnri mnvinrm ihml
J. RONSB & CO.
lnut and Comrr Wan iriA Ik hUcMor
' W"il. Our agttil irill call on you vilh
Commerce Street Agents for Texas.
RECOVERED AFTER A MONTH'S
Successful Still Hunt-Capture
ot the Thieves-Sherltrs and
The I.iciiT'a readers will reniembtr
that on the night of Hie 01 la of Decem-
ber last while Mr. Walter Scott was at
a meeting of the Committee of One
Hundred some thieves entered his
stable and stole a pair of. work horses.
He Immediately and by printed card
notified all the Shcrlfls and Constables
for a circuit of 2D0 miles around San
Antonio. Until Sunday January 4 no
clue to tho hones or thieves was d!t
covered. Slr.ce the theft lie has been on
the streets attending to his business as
usual without any apparent embarrass
men!; many thinking Mr. Scott had
given up the Idea of recovering his
stolen horses; but not so; he Is not one
of that kind of men. He was working
silently but surely.
On Wednesday night January 8 Mr.
Scott was seen to leave the train at the
Sunset station where his son had a
buggy waiting for liltn but the buggy
was dispatched by a friend to his bouse
when be and his son disappeared in the
darkness of the night and turned up at
the "bat cave."
The next part of the drama was a col
ored prisoner escorted by the police Into
the presence of Marshal Sbardeln. Af-
ter searching and questioning him be
was placed In the bat cave for the night.
The cause of his arrest was the nonful
fillment of some contract between him
and the Marshal not by Walter Scott as
rroneouslv stated on the followlnir dav
by the Kipress. Marshal SUanleln's
books will testify to the faets.
On the 0th Sir. Scott swore out an
affidavit against said prisoner and anoth-
er colored man when the present In-
cumbent was conveyed to the county
an. j ne newa iroui ine express spreau
Ike wlld-flrp. The oflleera had consid
erable trouble In finding the other sus-
pect but on the night of theOth through
the vigilante of young Stevens and Hob
Alexander discovered bis hiding place
and causht nndlodired him In thecounlv
Jail to await recognition by several wit
Now. the l.iciiiT readers will be
anxious to know where and how Mr.
Scott causrht his horses. On Sundar.
January 4 be received a printed circular
giving a uesoripiton or nts horses near
I.aQrange Fayette county. He entered
the Sunset train on Sunday night and
arrived In the niornlnir at Columbus.
There be was delayed all day and did
noc reacn j.aurange until late in the
night. He bad an Interview with Mr.
1. ltankln sheriff of Favette county.
and after davllebt next moraine
Scott started on horseback accompa-
nied by Mr. Zapp. a Deputy Sheriff to
Colorado hot torn bet ween LaO range and
wuere one oi ine uorses was
he heavy rains for two davs and
nights had made the roads nearly Im-
passable and they did not reach the
faro .er's house until 12:30 p. in. when
they were Informed that ha had bought
oneborseln December last giving the
description. The horse was about three
miles distant. The gentleman saddled
his horse and accompanied Mr. Scott
and the deputy taking the horse and
gentleman to I.aQrange. In the mean-
time Mr. ltankln sent another gentle-
man to bring In the other horso In an-
other direction and distant about 20
miles from the first one. When the two
horses met In front of the court house. It
was an atlectlng scene to see them kiss
and caress each other. The Immense
crowd of colored peple principally that
gathered around the court bouse raised
a hurrah and said to one of the gentle
men that bought the hoiee from the
tuier "mat settles It that gentleman la
the owner of the horses." On Tuesday
January 7. Mr. Scott and the two horses
were on board the train for San Anto-
nio where they arrived on Wednesday
night after traveling about 400 miles
capturing his horses and being absent
only three days from San Antonio.
Mr. Scott speaks In the highest terms
of Mr. John T. ltankln Sherlll'ofFaj etto
countr. for bis cuurtesv and asalatannfl.
Had It not been for him In all probabil
ity me uorses woum never nave Dcen
lounu. ne speaks very mguiy or S'r. (J.
F. Koekeslty. frelcbt event atl.aQranire
and also the agent at Columbus and at
San Antonio in fact the whole ot the
oflleera of the Galveston Harrlsburg and
San Antonio railway he found them to
ue very oonging genuemen.
A Description of Twq Splendid Ea
Blllor Ban Antonio Main
During my stay at Co'umbus last week
1 took a walk through the city to see
what wits to be seen. Columbus Is the
capital of Colorado county situated on
the west bank of the Colorado river at
tlo Junction o the I.uOrango tap on the
Galveston Harrlsburg and San Antonio
railway. The town contains about 4000
Inhabitants and Is beautifully laid out
with wide streets at right angles and
contains some very respcotable build
ings. In the rehterof the town stands
the court bouse fenced' around with a
neat Iron fence. Tho railway here;
crosses tne Han Antonio river by an iron
bridge of one single span and one block
below the railway bridge tbey are
finishing an Iron bridge of one
span for wagons. This Is a
strong ltepubllcan town n politics
though I met t gentlemen nr. Shaw!
one of the (strongest fj.ee triJtn j evf
vuitvprgeu i nouppa sorap iron
tmolip stacks n the west end of tie
city and visited tbem I followed a
branch truck through a large lumber
yard till I came to a foundry where
they do .casting repairing of wagons
Next I came to the Colorado oil mill.
K lurire two-llni-v lnllllnr win . inn!
f horse power steam engine and boiler.
This factory wae burneddown once but
was reoutit again and is now one or the
best constructed oil mills 1 have had the
pleasure to visit. The machinery Is
placed In such a way as tc give ample
room around each machine. The capl-
trl Invested Is f W.OUO; capacity (XX) gal-
lons oil dally. The oil Oake Is shipped
to Kngland and sold to fed stock. They
have machinery for taking off the cot-
ton that banga to the seed which makes
a wide cotton batting. It Is put up In
balea and sold In the North for making
coarse cotton goods. They have a large
supply of cotton seed on hand suf-
ficient to run day and night for four or
live months. They employ IS bands.
The whole of the machinery Is of the
latest Inventions and runs like clock-
work. I saw here for the first time the
new Improved gin taw-jharpener run
by machinery. It doea Us work per-
fectly and with dispatch. Any person
who has sharpened the gin-saws by
nanu can appreciaio ine vaiueoiiuis
About two blocks distant from the oil
factory and on the banks of the Colo-
rado ltlver stands the Columbus "Texas
Meat and li-o Company.' This Is a very
large three-story building In the centre
and a number of other buildings adjoin-
ing or one and two stories and painted a
dark red color. The railway track runs
along the front of the building and by a
mechanical contrivance run by the
steam-power run the refrigf rating-cars
up to the second story whero tne an'-
la placed In tbe cars for shipment. They
have a number of cars on Land all the
time. On the onDOSIte side of tho build
ings and parallel to the track Is an alley
about inree leei wiue anu strongly
fenced on each side with several cioss-
gates placed so many feet apart. As It
approacnes ine uuuuings in ine " v " De-
tween tber ascend till tber reach the
second floor. These alleys aro kept full
or beeves by two men. 'then at right
angles to this alley are six more closed
with a gate. Kachone of these alleys
Is opposite a door In the second story
of main building where they have a
slide door that rise and a book with an
endless chain that carries the steer to
tbe Inside. When he Is killed skinned
and cleaned In a most remarkable short
time six or tb:se are going on at the
same time; tbe many conveniences tber
have makes it light work and this work
of death goes on at the rate of 100 head
of beeves dally. Tbe capital Invested
In this establishment Is $IDO0O0 43 to CO
hands employed. On the bank of tbe
river they have a two-story round bouse;
oy steam anu lire iney inane ine oones
Into a fertilizer. The blood Is also made
Into a fertilizer. These are shipped to
the Northern Hates as the people In
Colorado county say their land la rich
enough. Tbey have huge boilers and
tanks worked by steam to take oft" all
tbe grease and fat from the entrails
head feet etc. Nothing la lost. Tbey
have an elevator that runs Trom cellar to
roof In the center of the building.
mere are four large boilers and
should Judire from outside an-
Searance CO or CO horse power each
n the extreme end of the property tbey
have large stock pens divided and sub-
divided. Tbey contained about 200 or
300 bead of beeves.
I thought while visiting this estab-
lishment what an acquisition to San
Antonio such an enterprise as this would
be and what a number ot hands they
would employ. The tralllo by rail and
tbe capital that would be Invested here
and circulated among us. When a small
town of 4000 Inhabitants can Invest In
two establishments $200000 why cannot
Han Antonio with 33000 Inhabitants
ouuu iir a l ue laciorrr we nave ran.
wcy facilities chean fuel and manv olher
uuvamagea mat otuer cities nave not
An Endorsement ot the Committee
ot One Hundred.
On Saturday evening n meeting was
held at the pavilion on Losoyo street
tbe former quarters of the Illalne and
Logan club. There was some Inquiry
among those In attendance as to tbe
actual object of the meeting and sev
eral proposed that It would be better to
call the meeting to order and then ad
Journ. The meeting was called to order
by Louis Grotbaus although the ad
Journment did not take place for some
time alter. Mr. Grotbaus after mounting
the rostrum told tbe meeting that there
had been a call from a reputable source
and read the oall that was published In
tho city turners. Jir.Orntham ihenaint.
ed that It was necessary to have a chair-
man and Judge Wesley Ogden placed
Mr. Grothans In nomination and he was
elected nnd C. Itunge-was elected Sec-
retary. Judge Ogden was then called
upon to make a speech which he did
and at tbe conclusion moved to adjourn.
This motion was set aside by tbe Chair
in oruer id auow jur. BnooK to speak
After Mr. Shook had eone.lurii.rr ml.
dressing the meeting George l'ascbel
did tbe same taktnrr un cudrola !nr Dm
ticket formulated by the Committee of
James I. Newcomb was tbe next
sneaker and after this irentleman hail
finished speaking O. Ilunge moved that
the house endorse tho I'eople's ticket.
The motion was carried and tbe meet
ing men nujourneu.
The Way the Polls ore Looking
at tne Present.
Before going to press the LiaiiT re
porters took a final look round at the
four polling stations. In Ward No. 1
out of COO VDtes polled Callagban has
secured tbem nearly all. There Is also a
strong movement In favor of tbe Turner.
hall nominee at Wnrd No. 2 where over
600 votes have been polled. The major-
ity of these have gone for Callagban.
many for Copeland but Merrltt has
not been voted on up to the
number he expected and the
ardent supporters or the niossback can-
didates appear to have much longer races
than they have been wearing tbe past
In Ward Kn. 3 cm n.11 vni. i..JS
ueen noiieu stronu
sen polled strongly In ftivor ot Calla-
Elian l.'opeland Uthe next favorite In
nan l.opeland Is-the next favorlia In
una warn ami ajcrrill again Is consld
erably left In the cold.
Tbe Fourth ward being especially a
Copeland ward tbe IVorkli.gmen's can-
didate la somewhat ahead 'but Calla-
gban Is running him hard. From pres-
ent appearances. It is Incontestably evi-
dent that Bryan Callaghan will beelected
Mayor of the city by an overwhelming
Ladlea approve of yovr smoking Little
Dynomttcrs In London-Stabbed
riTTsni'iio l'a January 10. Carnagle
Bros. Co.'s Union Iron Mill will re-
Ix)dov January 10. The British Na
tional league In Great Britain has Just
published a circular advlalnir members
ot the organization to use their whole
innuence In voting In favor or the Irish
McKeihi-oiit I'a. January 10. The
National Tube Works having completed
Its repairs will resume operations Mon-
day tho 13th Instant. There will be a
treocral reduction of about 10 per cent
fn all departments. The works give em-
ployment to 2Kriata.
ALLKarrowit. I'a. JanuarjNO. Lewis
Carl living near Scldersvllle.in this
county stabbed and killed his son
Charles last night. The son who was
21 years old Interfered In a quarrel be-
tween his father and mother when the
father stabbed htm with a pocket knife.
Tbe murderer fled.
I.oxioy January 10. The police have
received Information that simultaneous
attempts are about to be made by dyna-
miters to blow up Holborne viaduct and
the Mansion house railway station.
Extra precautions ate being taken at
both points. All tbe luggage Is scru-
tinized with extreme oare.
Cn.iwronnsviu.E Ind. January 10.
There Is much excitement over tbe sus
picion that James MoMulleu and wife
who were found burned with thelrdwel-
ling were first murdered and the house
tuen nreu to conceal evidence or tbe
crime. A man named 'Coffee having a
Cair oi jicjiuuen'i doois was arresieu
iWsntsaiov January 10. Iteprescn-
tatlve Nutting rrom the Committee on
Library to-day presented for printing
and recommittal a favorable report on
the Joint resolution Introduced br Mr.
Cox IN. Y.i annronrlatlntr S10O.UOO lo
aid in the completion or the pedestal for
the statue of Liberty Enlightening tbe
LANCASTKn I'a. January 10. Tbe
Farmers' Bank at Etlzabetbtown tbts
county owned by Samuel Eady dosed
Its doors to-day owing to a run upon It.
Lady yesterday confessed Judgment to
various parties to the amount of $20 000.
The liabilities aggregate SHO.000: assets
unknown but depositors will likely lose
riTTSunin January 10 An East
Liverpool (Ohio) special says: No more
deatbs have occurred from the Van Fas-
san poisoning. The victims are still
very sick but it Is now believed all will
recover. Ar.nle Van Fassan who Is sus-
pected of perpetrating tbe crime baa
not yet been arrested. She Is confined
to bed and strongly asserts her Inno
Sr. Loi'H January 10. Captain It. S.
Hays Senior Vice President of the Mis
souri l'aclflo railroad publishes a card
stating that tbe Interview printed here
yesterday purporting to have been bad
with blm on the condition ot tbe railroad
Interests or tbe countrr. tbe substance
or which has been widely telegraphed
abroad was not held with h in at all.
and that be would not under any cir-
cumstances make the statements at
tributed to blm. Tbe blunder was tbe
result ot mistaken Identity on the cart
or the reporter who supposed he was
interviewing i.apiain nays wutie in
reality he was talking with another per-
son. New Vom' January 10. Mr. C. 1.
Huntington who lias returned rrom a
railroad inspection tour said In an In-
terview that he round his railroad In-
terests In tbe Southwest In as good
shape aa he expected under tbe circum-
stances. He denied positively thestate-
ments that he has been selling Central
l'aclflo and Chesapeake and Ohio securi-
ties and the local business or tho Cen-
tral l'aclflo system be said was Increas-
ing. When asked about tin default on
the January coupons of the lirst mort-
gage bonds of the Houston and Texas
Central railway company Mr. Hunting-
ton said t The fact or the matter Is
Texas Central has not earned Interest on
these bonds; the bonds were Issued
when tbe road was without competition
and making money. Tber bear 7 per
cent. Interest payable semi-annually. I
am of opinion that It would be wise to
refund tbe bonded debt and Issue new
bonds with a lower rate of Interest
which will come within the enrnlnc ra
pacity of the road. Before I went away
i urrutiKtu wuu mo oouiuern develop-
ment company to buy Houston and
Texas Central coupons from any person
disposed to sell them. I did this simply
because I thought that some of tbe bond
holders would need tho money. The
total amount or Interest due on January
amounts to $3341)00. The Southern De-
velopment company has already bought
?jimuw ui lue coupons.
The Mutual Society.
Tbe dance given at Fest's garden by
the Mutuallsta society was crowded Sat
unlay night. Fully 500 people of dllfer-
cnt nationalities were on tbe grounds
and participated in the festivities.
(Speeches wero made by tbe Prisldent of
Jibe club. Mr. Juan Cardenas and br Mr.
Thomas Crawley In favor of Bryan Cal-
lagban for Mavor. and both snceches
created tho widest enthusiasm. All
!'.reen.t. we 1clnghan voters except
Ihev Will llo a irreat
deal or electioneering for their favorite
citizen. Cassella Varalla'a string
uunu luruisueu lue music
A little boy living out on Avenue D
between Ninth and Tenth streets; while
playing around his mother yesterday af
ternoon while she was chopping eonta
wood received a verv bml nil In'llm
lace across Ms nose from a glancing
PITTSBURO IRON WORKS
J M. EMERSON
THE POOR MAN'S FRtEND.-
PEOPLE TO G.-B. FRANK'S ALAMO STORE ?
Immense Stock New Goods and Lower
Prices in AIL Departments!
OUR CLOAK DEPARTMENT IS THE TALK OF -THE TOWN !
gy-We ofler over One Thousand Garments such as Cloaks Circulars. ltns--Tg
(oTslans. Walking Jackets and Ulsters to select from. We have-a
Barltednccd tbe Prices cut them down so that there wlllbc-a
tfaTan opportulty for everybody to keep warm.-ra
Jackets that were
Jackets that were
Jackets that were
Jackets that were
Better grades reduced In same proportion. In other garments sacrifices are
also being made equal to those above described but our stock Is so large that It la
Impossible to enumerate. Tho next to consider Is our
We carry Philadelphia Bosto.i and Baltimore makes. We have the largest
(no exception) stock of foot wear In San Antonio. The best grades at prices
which will suit everybody. More
BLANKETS AND BED COMFORTS
For sale at this house than aro to be found In half the stores In the city all put to-
f ether. Don't forget 111 230 pairs pure and good white Blankets at $1 23 worth
200. 200 pairs at ?2 CO worth $JCO. Twenty other qualities at S3 CO SI 00
$3 00 $u 00 could not be duplicated for
11 Balea Comforts at
10 Bales Comforts at.
10 Bales Comforts at
10 Bales Comforts at
10 Bales Comforts at
And still more from
Stock Assortment and Values
the Blush All
15 Pieces Grey Twill at
10 Pieces Grey Twill at
11 Pieces Grey Twill at
White and Bed Flannels all reduced Co
ii inter oairts in r en anu rianneis ai
We Still maintain the old nrlees of
several exceptions which we are now selling at Free Trade Prices. Down tbey
go! Tbe great bargains of all. Competition nowhere 1 We want room and must
Men's & Boys' Clothing
Children's Clothing Overcoats for Men and Boys all must go and go at Low
Prices like the balance or our stock. Above all. don't forget our GENTS' FUll-
NISHINO DEPARTMENT for Underwear Shirts. Hosiery nnd Hate and we
will convince tbe gentlemen like wo do the ltdles. that we give them tbe most
astounding bargains to be found In San Antonio. The People's Paradise In tbe
Great Dry Goods Center Is tbe popular and progressive bouse or
G. B. FRANK'S
ALAMO STORE 33 ALAMO PLAZA.
RICE & RYAN
succEsaona'To ecsio.xa a CO.
Dealers in Hay Grain Feed Coal Salt Charcoal Cedar Posts
230 Houston Stroot Sen Antonto Texas.
JIANUr-ACTUItl-.lt AMI DKALKII IN
Fine Boots and Shoes
d Street Neat
injUC J D) You can Mtt
ml r lflf I a Y order repaired
Ladies' Embroidery Materials.
In order to always keep a fresh clean stock and to make rooui for' our Spring
Importations we oiler Great Bargains to push oir our remaining elegant "
stock. Look and then Compare our Prices with others!
Our Motto Is : Large Sales Small Profits and Quick Returns.-1
Best Berlin Zephyr So per ounce; Snxony Yarn 20a per skein; Qermantown
best quality 20c; Shetland 20o; Shetland Floss 20c: Ice Wool all colors C0a a '
box; Embroidery Silk lOo per dozen; Knitting Silk 33o per ball;' Embroldery
CbetiUle 40o per ball; Silk Arlslne Sio a dozen. All colors Maoreuie Cord '
E. RETTBERG & CO. . I
$ 2 CO aro now $ 1 73
3 CO aro now 2 23
. 4 00 are now 2 "t.
. & 00 are now 4 00
30 per cent more elsewhere.
in Flannels that Should Pot to
20c price elsewhere Sou
23c price elsewhere 33c
30a and 40c price elsewhere 40c and C0a
and lOo a yard.
correspondingly low prices.
our Cotton Flannels ami Dnnietttra. ullli
Door to Tthodlus & Tcmp.kv'i
any artult of Jtvxlry you may ciih madt U
or engrared ejual to Ana York tlyltt. The
on iroott or tnetalt bv
& ENGBLKB 211 Commerce Street.
OUT SALE !
ffc vjommerce sx. .n. san Antonio-Trr M
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