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As I mnko a specialty of
nnd Smokors' Articles, I oiler in
duoomcnts to dealers and smokers.
My Village lllaoksmltli 5-ccnt cigar
sold by all first-class dealors.
(SIM HART, Main Plaza.
Established January, 1878.
Tho only cxcluslvo Tobacconist In
San Antonio, Texas. Cigars, Tobao
co and Smokers' Articles wholesale,
Vol. I.-No. 56.
San Antonio, Texas, Wednesday, June 6, 1883.
Ten Cents a Week.
The San Antonio Light.
Caution to Consumers of Coal Oil.
B This company from this date will not handle IllBUranco Oil and Puro
llno for the following reasons: Insurance Oil Tank Co., who claim to own
these Trade Mark brands, have not during several years past had any regular source of Oil
supplies, but have received Insurance) Oil and Piirollno from sources where they
could buy cheapest without rcErartl to quality. Insurance Oil is simply
any quality of Water White oil. Consumers have no guarantee of Its Fire
Test or purity. Furollno is simpiy any quality of 74 0 Gasoline. As Gasoline
varies great'y in purity, consumers should only buy under the proper name of 74 0 Gas
olino, and then be sure the goods are guaranteed by responsible parties. The quality ol
Insurance OH and Purolino which has been furnished by Insurance Oil Tank
Co., has almost entirely stopped the demand, but we wish to warn intended purchasers we
Will not bo rcsnonslblo for these brands. Very Respectfully,
"WATERS PIERCE OIL COMFY.
uiBflprp 1 niMPrp 1 1
coTtiuLii ; Luimuui.
IN ANY QUANTITY, AT
ED. STEVES s SONS'
Yards at International and Groat Northern Hallroad Depot, and Galveston, ilarrisburg and
San Antonio railroad track, East Commcrco Street.
CALCASIEU AND LOUISIANA FIN
The best grades always on hand. Also, Doors, Sash, Blinds,
Mouldings, Shingles, Fencing, Barbed Wire, Fence Posts,
Newels, Stair Rails and Ballusters. Our lumber is of the finest
quality and unexcelled. We would invite the public to ex
amine before purchasing elsewhere. Ed Steves &. Sons.
HIRE ME A HALL!
I want to tell about tlio BOSS BARG AINS to bo had at
t57Elogant Dress Gingham at 7Hi. 10 nnd 12 conts.
C&f-Langtry Dross Lawns at 5 cents per yard.
SSfLonsdule Bleached Domestic, yard wide, 9c.
FOREST MILL HLEiCIIED DOMESTIC ysic
J. H. MARQUART,
Boot & Shoe Manufactory,
1KTO. 17 SOXJSDAJD STEEET,
Opposlto tho courtliouso, Is whero you can got tho best and noutost IJOOT AND SHOE in San
Antonio for tho leust money.
Employs Only the Best Workmen,
And In quality, and prices defy competition. Always koops on hand a largo stock of
HEADY MANUFACTURED GOODS of his own mako, which will bo Bold at bottom prices.
ALL KINDS OF HEPA-IRUSTO
Noatly and promptly dono and satisfaction guaranteed. Giro mo a trial.
J. H. MAJR QUART, Proprietor.
CARTER & MULLALY,
Funerals Furnished With Every Requisite.
to all parts of tho United States. CST'Tulophono
oonneotlon. Gills nttondod day and nlirbt.
That L. J. Wen'oo. of 329 Houston street, is
prepared to furnish tho best and bardesl
frozon I CIS CREAM
in tho city In bis lco cream parlor or by the
Houston Street, next to Dr. Ilorff's residence,
Wo havo ongagod Mr. Aloxandor late chief cook
of tho Monger Hotel. MEALS AT ALL HOUUS.
Fancy and extra dlshosat short notice and in
ELEGANT PRIVATE DINING ROOMS
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
Imported wines, Uquprs and olgari always on
The Court Martial Assembles and Judgo
Advocate Clous makes a Spsclll
cation of Charges,
Two Iowa Witnesses aro Called nnd Give
tho Defaulting Major an Excel
Tho court martial detallod to Investlgato
tho charges made against Major J. It. Wasson,
Paymastor of tho Department of Toxas, assem
bled this morning In tho Coramandact's offlco
nt tho military depot. General Small presided,
and all tho members of tho court were present.
Judge Advocate Captain Cloui was present to
conduct tho caso for tho military authorities;
tho accused was undefended. Major Wasson
sat In the corner and was busily engaged In
writing nut questions as to character. Ho Is a
Duo athlete, of distinguished appearance, cul
tivating a moustache of consldcrablo dimen
sions. Tho minutes of the last meeting of tho
court having been read tho
si'KciriOATinN or oiiAnoF.a,
which tho accused was charged with
havlnir embezzled sums of 1I0CO. S2.7X). Sltttl.
JlMO, SIKX) and $21,000 that ho stated nas lost
liniiu tho Tolas I'aclllo railroad. He wax also
charged with conduct unbecoming of nu ofllrer
and 11 gtlitlomnn. The $3000 item, It may bo
inantloncd, was obtalucd by cheek, whereas
1110 biuo 01 tne cuecK oook oniy snows m to
all theso charges ho pleads guilty, except that
of embezzling the money nllcgcd to be lost on
tho Texas I'aclllo railroad, and In this point It
19 unaerstooii tiiut no lanes issue only lor tno
protection of his bondsmen, because $20,000 of
that money was found in his deBk at Galveston
and recovered by tho military authorities.
Two witnesses wore called by tho accused
and mainly testified as to character.
Captain j. A. IJonneimn. of Des Moines, Folk
county, Iowa, being sworn, said : I know tho
accused. His name Is J. It Wasson. I was
personally acquainted wan mm beforo enter
ing tho military college and
KNEW HIM rilOM A BOY
His charactor for honesty. Integrity and
veracity was good. His father In the tfuio of
tho rebellion enlisted In my company, and the
boy (Major Wasson) was called home to take
chargo of his father's store, tho principal storo
In the village Ho was afterwards our distrib
uting agent, 01 tno money wo sent Home, ills
conduct during tho tnnoof distributing was
roou. 110 was cntrustcu witn our money anu
t cumo out nil right. I beard nothinir detri
mental to his character beforo April, 188 J. I
was tlrst Second Lieutenant and then Captain
Company 11, of tho Thirty-fourth Iowa volun
teers. Ho entered tho sorvlco after my promo
tion to the Captaincy. Ho enlisted in my com
pany. Ho was a good soldier, willing, and
novcr oil duty to my knowlcgo. His
ncrsonal donortment was iroocl. Ho was
about 17 yenrs old when ho entered thoservlce.
An order caoio to mo to send one of my sol
diers to Wost Point foracadotshlp. f tried
hard to get him to go. He answered that ho
had taken up tne musKotnud did not Intend to
lay It down until tho robelllon was put down.
I laughed at him.
Tho ovldenco was then read to tho witness,
Tho court here intimated to th accused that
as lio conducted his own defence, bo would bo
allowed to appear In undress uniform. Major
Wasson thanked tho court for tho privilege,
and observed that tho full dress unifoam was
Inconvenient ror his work.
M. w. liurkhurst, also of I'olk county, being
sworn deposed: I know tho accused. Ho is
Major wasson. I havo known htm slnco 1851
During the greater part of tho tlmo I was
VEIIY INTIMATE WITH HIM.
My associations with him were such that I had
irnnil nnnorttlllltv fif knowlnir III plmriintoi-. na
wo both lived In tho sumo small town for sev
eral years ills character was good, I might
say the very best. I know of nothing prior to
this affair inconsistent with tho character I
havo given him. 1 onllsted In 1802 and served
throe years during the rebellion. A creator
Dart of the tlmo I was attached to tho Depart
innntof the Gulf. After the first sir months I
was madoSocond Sergeant Company B, Thirty
fourth Iowa Volunteers. Wasson onllsted in
tho sume company. Ho was u private; part of
the time wo were In tho same mess, occupied
tho saino bunk and slept under the same
blanket. His habits and character wcro of the
verv best. He joined tho couinanv. I belloe.
In January, 18(H, and loft it when mus
tered out In Scpteuibor, 180j. Ho was
at tho slego and capture of Forts
Gaines and Morran. Ho was nrevlnuslv
In Genoral Hank's trip on the Hed river. After
tho canturo or f ort .Monmn ho went to ran
sacola and was present at tho siege and cap
ture ot uiaiccioy. 110 was men sent to uaivcs
ton, and thonco to Houston, where ho
His nge, I think, was about 17 years, but I am
Tho deposition having been read and an-
proved, Major Wasson said he had othor wit
nesses to call, but thev woro not read v. Ho ex
pected somo would nrrlvo to-night. On mo
tion too court aujourncu to moot at iu it. in.,
to-morrow, Thursday, morning.
Some Features of the Geological Forma
tion, and a Few Holes Concerning
Alining In the Northorn Part
of Nuevo Leon.
Tho following report by Mr. H. J. Bogusch,
tho German chomlst and mining expert, In tho
employ of Mr. Gilford In his mining interests
In Mextoo, may provo of Interest to those of
our readers who havo an oyo toward mining In
that portion of Mexico :
Tho mountains of this Stato can be consid
ered as Bldo snurrows ot tho Sierra Madre.
most of them running in parallel direction to
the Sierra Madro Itself, I. o northwest and
southeast. Tho principal mountains In this
section of the State aro tho followinir: Tha
Lampazos, Vlllaldauia, Candela, Uustamento
nnrt (Walvn. Thean mountain rnniroa r,. --lvi.il
their names from tho towns situated in or bv
tnem. iiesiues, tuoroaroine mountains arounu
Monterey, nmougst which nre tho Sierra Madro
ltseir, tuo Mitre ana suaaio mountains. A sin
gular and at the sumo tlmo ulcturcsaue feature
of most of theso mountains Is their sudden rise
from tho plain to a height of thrco and four
Tho formation of these mountains beloncr in
the greater part to the prlmaro, and some llko
too mountains 01 uanaeia, part or too ucraivo
etc. to tho nrlmitlve or crVBtallno formation
Tho primnro formation hero Is ropresonted
especially by Silurian aud sorao carboniferous
wacko, Eruptive rock docs' not. orbutvrv
scarcely, traverse this formation hero. Tho
llmcrook formation is very strong, tho stratus
assuming tno most amurent angles to tuo liorl
zontal ulan. So wli'lo wo Hud. for Instance, tin
main bouv ot tho Uustamento mountains horl.
fonUl strntlflod, part or that ot tho Sierra,
Madro at Monterey shows tho duo vortical and
tho Mltro mountain showing both formations.
Thousrh tho nrlmnro formation In renrn.
sented but by few formation rocks, tho prlml-
tiro to tho revorso Is whenever It shows Itself
represented by most tho rocks belonging to
Ores which aro of technical value and espe
cially found !n tho Silurian llmorock, aro
argentiferous lead ores, on places good Iron
ore, and on some, principally in tho crystnllno
formation, silver and gold bearing copper ores.
Tho lead orcs.that Is galena and lead carbonate,
aro In somo mines strongly Intermixed with
zluo ores In somo cases with other silver-bearing
material. Tho load, ores run from 1
coupluof ounces to 75 ounces of silver to
1110 ton, in somo cases mucn iiigncr. It IS
deposited in truo llssuro and In pocket veins,
the latter, however, predominating. Tho voln
matter of almost all these silver-bearing lead
mines consists of different oxides of Iron,
cilxspsr and clay; tho oxides of iron especially
in their hydnitcdstute. As a genoral thins, tho
outcrops of theso ores nre found hero lu the
higher nlt'tudo of the mountains.
The principal mining districts, to my knowl
edge, in this soctlon of tho Slate arc the dis
tricts of Minus Vlcjns. Valleclllo, Iguana, Can
dela, Hera ho, Monterey nnd others. Mining
was commenced hero at an early date, on somo
places as far back ns SCO and .TOO years. Old
trails, dumps, the artificial excavations of somo
mines as well as n lariru nilniliernf old smnlliirn
and slngpllcs, aro plain ovldenco that mining nt
one tlmo formed a very iiromlnont feature of
tnis state, invasions ot me ltiuians in former
times, revolutions, aud after tho denarturo of
has born tho general cause of tno abandoning ol
A3 In overy old mining country, nnd so li
of course there are mines and mines wh
not deserve tho name, slmtilv belnir holes dinr
for prospecting purposes, which In many cases
proved af forwards to bo of no value, and still
try to hold their names. But though In this
Stnto the mluos may not all nrnvo bonanzas.
them aro mines, which, whin worked by our
Items Gleaned In the Hotel Corridors and
from Various Other Sources.
A. G. Vogt, of tho Iloerne Adrance, Is a guost
nt tno central.
W. O.Tomklns, ex-Shorlff of La Salle coun
ty, is nt tho central.
F. J. Fraltair. n merchant of Castrovlllo. Is
staying at 1110 wenirai.
Mr. P. D. Cordova, raorchant of Austin. Is
rogisicroa at tuo iioru.
Mr. E. 1'. Holllnirswnrtli. manufacturer of
Conned lent, is at the liord.
On Juno Oth tho child ot John Smith, aired
six montns, uieuoi cnoiera.
Mr. C. II. Johnson, commercial man of Now
org, is registorea at tne uoru.
P. Van Huron, stockman of Crockott countv.
nas uis iicauquuncrB nt too lontrai.
Mr. J. W. Mitchell, owner of several extnn.
si vo sbceprnnclies in Mexico, Is nt the I lord
Mr. J. M. Brownsen. of Victoria. President
of tho National bank.tSan Antonio, Is registered
at mo MavcricK.
Mr. D. Kraus. of the Arm of Stern & Krntia.
largo merchants of Montgomery, Alabama,
stays at tho Monger, and will bo here a few
Colonel F. W. Slmeffer. from San Dloirn.
Texas, a sheepman, Is at the Monger, nccoin-
panv uy .Messrs. jamcs 1 j iiuoy, anu l eiixn
del Ilarrlo of the sumo place.
Cantaln Georiro Llttleflold. stoekmnn of
Gonzales, leturnod from his rancho In Now
Mexico, yesterday evening, and left this morn
ingior 1119 uomo in uouznies.
Colonel W. II, Savers and family, of Gonzales.
stopped at the Monger last night, nnd went to
Austin tnis morning. Air. ami .Mrs. w. s. 11
Darst, also or Gonzales accompanied them.
The Medina Dark excursions will commonco
A. Morris advertises how you enn savo
Jonke & Sons have the uniform nollco (?) on
Tho now building of Josko & Sons Is near-
F.lder Wilractli will nreaoh to-nlchl nt
o'clock nt tho Travis park.
To-day the child af Pedro Snlazor. II months
uiu, uieu 111 inu rirst wnru.
Tho Ancient Hibernians meet an Thursdnv.
not on -J.11CBU11J, as suueu yosicruay.
Thero will bo an Invitation lion nnd nlcnl
ut Dun i-uuru springs cmiuruuy nigut.
Tho Hev. W. H. Dodson united Mr. Will
Cuyco to Miss Ida Cochran last night.
Elder Ponutngton will nrcach this evonintr
ate p. m. in 1110 lentu street cnurcn.
Sovernl now oars have boon Disced on tho
Avenuo j eccuuu 01 1110 oiroet uar company.
Tho Bexar Benevolent soeietv nine In tn
nigh to elect olhoers for tho ensuing half year.
Mr. Henrv II. Hunt will bo married nn Put
urday tho 10th Inst., to his Uancce, Miss Mamio
Tho Bexar County Wool Growers could
not meet yesterday owluir to their Inabllltv to
got 11 Guoruin.
a train was nrou into near unannoi lull on
Monday, but no damugo was dono boyond tho
oreauago or glass.
A music toachcr on Houston street Is misa-
lmr. It may ben Binall affair, buttnnnv nre
auxiuun iu icarii uer wiiuruaouuis.
A churoh loo-cream festival Is unon th
tapis for tbo early part of next wcok. Tho
i.iuiiT win Keep 1110 young loiks posttd.
Ths National Tyroloan Concert company
atipcar at sommors & Peterson s saloon on tho
lutn instant, ami win play tnoro for a wcok
Yesterday tho now Uleco of crrndlnir at the
Sunset w.ia llnUhcd, and It Is expected tlio
suups win souu ue muveii to tueir new sue.
A meetlnir of tho Ladles' Hebrew llnnnvn.
lont society will bo be d th s afternoon at
o'olock nt tho vestry rooms of Tomplo Beth HI,
Tho rchearsa s for "Martha" nrn irolnir m
every night, and Professor Katzenliergor hopes
nu wm ouuu uu iiuiu to proauco tno aoov
Olio of tho bondsmen of Honrv Gnldwntnr
ourrenaerou mm uoioro unitea Btntcs commis
sioner it. u, liouaras, anu no promptly gav
Complaints of tho postollico aro bolng
mndo at tho Mavorlck by iravelors. No Infor
mation thoy say can be got, and tlmo Is too
precious to waste.
In Justice Shields' court this ninrnlno- .Tna
Dugan sued Josoph Atkinson for an account of
I3T 60. Tho caso was trlod by Jury nnd a vcr-
uiui. giveu ior uuiuuuuui.
The rain doforred the salo of lots at the
liord hotel by Captain llosaok yesterday, and
owing to tho city tax snlos being made will
uo ueieiTcu 1111 iurtnor noiieo.
The Boorno Polo club Intend navinir n visit
to Austin, where they will play an cxhlblttonal
Kuinv. oiiuuiu tuo trip pay, tnoy inionu mK-
iHg tuur imuuh mu ouuatry
TUB SECOND WAItD SCHOOL
Keeps Up Its Old Standard, and la Credit-
auia to tlio Teachers,
'rofessor Hoto made his annual visitation to
I Second Ward school this nuirnlno-. ttn ap
peared woll pleased, nnd thought It would
compare favorably with thoso of other wards.
'"'Js 'icDgcneuporiiiiendecl tho teaching of
lUgh knowlcdgo ot tho subjects in which thoy
. ,,.uul, ii-uuiuir, writing, aritn-
,V. v vv "'-""" '""kuiiku lessons.
Tho roclting of Miss Blrdlo Cochran wnsmuoh
,,,u inruu iwneu ueing "llOUOCtQ
IVIIII. Wnhnr Ai-fn.,n.,l'l.l . , ...
In tho sixth and seventh grndos Miss Nlccolls
taught tho samo subjects with tho exception of
language Icesous, and her pupils did remarka-
.IUj ltnlmn.' nlla I.. II... 1.. I 1 ..
grados having the samo studios, with tho cx-
tlint they had been creditably taught.'
showed consldcrablo prollclciicy iu loading,
The maps, writings and drawings, taken ns u
hole, were irond nnil liwllondf,, nf
ment. Tho rooms, like those of the other
pcto iu beauty with any of them. '
TELUOIIAFIIIO NKW8 UOILED DOWN.
A aoon rain fell In Austin yesterday.
Waco la inaklnir an rirnrt n ..inhiit.
Till? drouth In Virginia la Mnn.,A.i
than In Texas.
Tl.n llnnnhllnnn Qlnl. ..... .1 . . .
convonod at Columbus yesterday.
Leon GuiAUD has rccolvcd tho contract for
building tho now markot houso nt Laredo.
Queen VieroiiiA Is reported quite ill, ond
the doctors fear she wl 11 uuvor ent iroly recover.
t iomas imxiiyiiN. a lunatic, hung himself
llli n hnnilknrnhler In lull nt flnl. ....... o
Tilt- Vnrt Wnrlh on.l n-,11,,. i
. , .......... tuuilIK U!BUUin
tlons nro arranging a piogrammo for tho fall
Tnr tllll tnv..ll,.,itlon ...,.., I,. i. ..,
grinding away. Tho Job promises to last all
Tlll-Ilitiironin InrVniif I n IT tr J
at Buffalo, N. Y., yesterday. ' Tho attendance
IVlIlT of Tlnrnllln'a nlrnii. Ihi.h.,1 . r.1.1......
esterday, Ixiss. $10,000; no Insurance, but
luruum inn stand It.
making preliminary survoys lu tho neighbor
hood of Situ Saba.
. .... .. ..n,,, UI iiuuiuii issurriug
up somo of tho saloon keepers for soiling un
der Improper licenses.
iirtw 11 n XI,, , n . ri I , .
... . ' . ' VUIDH.-UHH, nas oeen
soloctod'as orator for graduation day at An-
Tim Am.rlran M.,ll.al nDo..l..l i ...
31th annual mooting nt Cleveland, Ohio, yester
day. One thousand delegates uro present.
i.ili.ik .maiish, ono or the "fullou," ago 10,
I Itr, 11 v .1 1 V I ,,u,uu' aff ,
phlno. Tho good doctors saved her life.
The County Attorney at Austin has ruled
w.o inixiu H1U1U.UU lUT KUIIIUHIlg mUSl nn-
swer In person, and not through an ottoruoy.
home, j uno o. it is tho intention ol the Va-
uld extended Cuthollo missionaries In Soudan.
The isorth Gorman Gazctto denies that Bis
marck consulted Judicial authority in relation
to Fedorul treuty, with a view of abolishing tho
Moscow, Juno 6. The Mnyor of Moscow has
gone to his estnto lu Tambow, or in other
words, has beon banished for having expressed
himself In his speech to tho .Mayors or cities
during tho coronation festival, thiit tho Czar
.,.0....t.v i. uuiiDinuuuum ri'gllllO.
Tiik LiuiiT Is pleased to learn thnt Mrs.
Leslie s publications, who has been dangerous
ly III with Human fever at Monterey, Mox., lor
tho post six weeks, la now out or danger and
Improving rapidly. She Is In tho hands of
Sieiiiia Lkone. Juno 5,-Klng Koffoo Kalka
II, author of the late wur In Ashnntoo, has boon
-".a niiuiiu. iuu iiruisn
envoy hns beou sent to Coinasslo to oiideavor
to arrange a pcaceablo undorsUindlng of tho
difficulty. Flvo hundred persons havo been
roasted ulivo for witchcraft In tho Shcbarro
rp , , ', tV , i " '"lurnai'.onai
tho credentials of tho dolegato from Uos'tom
Ho was not admitted on account of Informality.
a strong conaltlou und JiXJ.Ouu surplus In the
In tho past year. Thore aro now 17.r unions lu
tin IntnriiRtlmiiil nru-imlvntl,,,, ........i t...
83 delegates. '
Ileal Estate Transfers.
Sarah J.Eiuror to O. fj. C.illn-rnv ir .......I
of land in county of Boxar. lot niimbnr rn.
orlglnal lot on tract numbor 5, rnngo 2, aud
uisinoi nuiuueru. uonsiuorntlon $100.
Sarah J. Eaircr to L. B. Huvwnmi. nnrii n
land in Boxnr countv. containing o 4a.im i,nr,.
of laud, known as lot 0, of original lot number
5, rniigo2, district 0. Consideration $200.
i-oiici "i n. a. iiicimruson, parcel of
acres of land, known as lot nuinbei-T, of origl-
Jacob E. Fisher to G. W. Polk, pared of land
In Iloxar county, known ns lot number ilu,
block number 2, fourth north rungo of San
PIHI A,l,,,li, i.. o-i.. li.TVM'.-iii
. . ;-.. uw,a . jvnuAKiit ana anno.
nis wire, lot number 8, in blook number fl.
tronting on north side of Shenunn street, so
(75) nr,:"cousidemtion mYw." U,re0"a
S. P Hurdand Mls3 Ellen J. M. Hurd to
v-u,.fivo, inn :i ui mini in nexur oouuty,
bpglunlug at tho northwest corner of Henry
Habormim's lot, thenooon tho Callozon dol
.luvais.i nil, HUllil oiw, wtH l tect, tnOHOO
on a parallol line with tho said Hnbermun lot,
gonDelObroJo,50feet to tho said Hiibor'maii
Taken up, ntid U City Pound on comor of
Lost and V ost Houston street, on the first day
vim.1"10' X? .0.nf spotted cow branded
NBP; pne (1) whlto cow branded KVtVi ; ono . (1)
spottod heifer brandel NUP; oae (1) red holfer
?ra."dhed W'1' ?? !" b"y ,ni-o branded X3 on
JSi. -S,V,or wllf, If notredeomod be
fore sale, bo cold at publlo auction to tho high
est blddor, for cash, at Mid pound, at tho hSur
ofMUi? "W u," m'lu0n V! 0lil uy ot June,188a.
N. B.-Blds less than the amount llxcd by or
dinance will not bo reoelved for any animal