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S5:3 The San Antonio Light.
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San Antonio, Tox.i. , TolucoonS Wuolosalo
Vol. I. No. 93
San Antonio, Texas, Thursday, July 19, 1883.
Ten Cents a Week
HAS REMOVED TO 206 COMMERCE STREET.
THE. CITY GROCER,
To 206 Commerce St.
Tho storo formerly occupied by 0. A. Ditorlor, tho Confectioner, wht-ro ho
will 1)0 pleased to reeelvo hla old mid now customer!,
and irtiartuitoes to sell nil goods nt
GREATLY REDUCED PRICES.
Ilotli In Staulo and Fancy Groceries, tlmt will pleiiso nil
Don't Cornet the place, No. SIM Commerce Htrcet.
CityGroceLy Store, Emanuel Abrahams.
HAS REMOVED TO 206 COMMERCE STREET.
niMDrpi iiiiumrD 1 1
IN ANY QUANTITY, AT
ED. STEVES cSs SCXLSTS'
Y irdu at International ami Oro.it Nortlisrn Ilallroad Depot, mid flnlvoston, Ilarrlsbnru' and
Han Antonio railroad track, Kust Commerce Street.
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.
Grenet's Alamo Store.
In Dry Goods Department, Upstairs
Dry Goo, Dress Gootls, Triramws
Laces, Gloves, Handkerchiefs, Ladies' and
Chlldrcns' Shoes, Clothing, Huts, Hoots and
Shoes, Glassware, Croclcory, fancy Goods, Etc.
TO BE CONTINUED DAILY
TXxrtil Closed Oixt-
eSTCome one, come all. Ladies specially invited. The Grocery Department
will be carried on as usual, and will continue to supply first quality goods at
fair prices. Come and be convinced that we mean exactly what we say.
ALL'S WELL THT KXDS WELL.
A Srji Antonio llean by Looking Down
lterolverii lleolriea It la Advlnable
The Happy Pair Are Quickly Married
and tho Itrother Ik 1'Iuccd
In Durance Vile.
Marriage has at different times been cele
brated under various circumstances, but few1
incidents are more romantic than one that
occurred in this city list night.
From the statements made it would appear
that Mr. Fred Steinback, nephew and bar
keeper of Mr. F. Kerble, of the springs, has
been keeping company with Miss Elsie
Martin, and the friends came to the con
clusion that it was about time the marriage
was solemnized. Mr. Steinback seemed to be
tardy in perfecting marriage arrangements
and the friends of the fair one determined to
accelerate hit action. Last night Paul Martini
his brother, the betrothed and her sister
Annette, hired a hack and went
to the San Pedro springs. Mr. Steinback
was called out to the hack, and before he
knew where he was he was looking down the
muzzles of two ugly revolyers. As he had no
weapons lie thought lha! discretion was the
better part of valor, and stirted at a double
quick run for the brush. Severn! shots were
fired at him as he ran and came so close that
he was glad to accede to the proposition to
stop. Then a liltle conversation ensued in
which certain things were mentioned, and it
was arranged that a tragedy was to be pre-
vented by a marriage, in which Mr. Steinback
was to play the bona fide character
of husband to Elsie. Soon after this
these arrangements were perfected by
Judge Mason uniting them in the
bonds of matrimony. There is, however, a
little more trouble in the matter. Paul Martin
has keen arrested for an attempt to kill and
murder, and the officers are also after the
other brother on the same charge.
Mr. Steinback was on the street with his
bride last night and did not appear to be dis
satisfied wilh the results of the affair. His
uncle, Mr. Kerble, was considerably frightened
by the affair and was glad to find that after all
the anticipated tragedy ended in a wedding.
" All's well that ends well."
The other brother implicated in the alleged
shooting (Ramon Martin) has been arrested,
and both the accused were released this morn
ing, it beirjg understood that Mr. Steinbach
had no desire or intent to prosecute.
It is quite clear that the whole affair was
premeditated, inasmuch as the Martins con
sulted with the County Clerk as to the means
of getting a license after office hours, and
Judge Mason was in attendance at the bride's
residence to perform the ceremony if required
to do so. After waiting some time he went
to the Mission garden to hear the Vienna
ladies' entertainment and was there sent for to
unite the happy couple, about 10 o'clock.
Another Successful l'erformiinee bj the
Juvenile Mmcot Compuuy In
The Juvenile Mascot company repeated
their performance of Mascot last evening and
were favored with a large audience. There
was a decided improvement in all the parls
and it was clear that the performers were
more at home in their characters. There was
a decided improvement in the choruses, and
they had more of that confidence necessary
for the successful presentation of the opera.
Mr. Howard Cooke introduced several local
hits that were calculated to excite applause,
and succeeded admirably. In several parts
of the opera the rendition was much applaud
ed, and showers of boquets fell upon several
of the fair ones in friendly appreciation of
their efforts to please.
It may fairly be asserted that the Juvenile
Mascot company rival if they do not excel any
performance of a like character ever produced
in (his city, and is creditable alike to the
musical director, the manager and the per
formers. The performance will be repeated on Friday
night for the last lime, and there is no doubt
that further improvement will then be
Ileal Estate Trutlnfurs.
The following transfers of real estate were
registered in the County Clerk's office to-day:
Manuel Herrera, Refugia Fiferma de Her
rera to Jesus Gonzales, 50 acres, survey 53,
section 4; consideration, "$300.
Charles E. Kreische to E. M. Purkiss, lot
15, range 4, district 1; consideration, $375.
Erich Menger to Julia Jenkins, half of lot
No. 1, block 3; consideration, $225,
Erich Menger to Caroline Jenkins, part of
lot 7, block 3; consideration, $225.
Liberal Appropriation! Made to the Vari
ous Committee for Their Working.
The officer and representatives of the vari
ous committees of the Volksfcst held their
regular meeting in Scholz's hall, the President,
Dr. Lindner, in the chair, when the question
of appropriations was discussed. Some of the
members required large estimates to show the
public what was required, while others were
equally emphatic in urgent low estimates to be
Increased hereafter in accordance of the extent
of the funds. Ultimately, the following ap
propriations were made by separate ballots:
Torchlight procession, Mr. Staehely, chair
Illuminations, electric and colored lights,
Fireworks, A. Oreiss, chairman, $400.
Rent of garden, Bowen's island, $200.
Music for the entire Volksfest, Professor
Katzenberger, chairman, $500.
Tableaux, Mr. Lafrentz, chairman, $125
Procession, A. Siemering, chairman, eight
representative floats under supervision of the
committee, two decorated by the committee
and six by the various societies of the cily,
Captain Karber, grand marshal, for police
Building committee, W. Hoefling, chair
Decorations, A. Ueckraann, chairman, $450,
Plays, R. Becker, chairman, $50.
Secretary's expenses, E Staffel, $50.
Printing, Dr. Lindner, chairman, $200.
The total appropriations amounted to $4175
Vice-President Colonel Belknap here en
tered the hall and announced that the present
subscription amounted to about $2500, and
said that he had not time to collect much
money, but he believed that if he were al
loed further time his efforts would bear good
results. Before acting further however he
would like to know how much money was re-
quired. It was then stated that about $6000
would be required for the successful carrying
out the organization, and that Vice-President
Belknap and Braden should call on the citi
zens for subscriptions.
Considerable discussion ensued on the ques
tion as to admission fees when it was decided
that tickets available for the entire day should
be priced as follows : Adults 50 cents, child
ren 25 cents, it being understood that small
children shou'd be admitted free ol charge,
On the application of Mr. Hoefling, chaii-
manof the Building committee, a special com
mittee consisting of Messrs. Hoefling, chair
man, Eugene Staffel and Ben. J. Mauer-
mann were appointed to locate the refresh
The meeting then adjourned to assemble-
again in the same place on Wednesday next
A Golden Future for the Lone Stur State,
Colonel Andrews, who Is about to take his
family to California, on his return will (as we
have from reliable information) open exten
sive silver mines in Presidio county, being
satisfied that the indications of the surface
show great wealth and that money can no
doubt be safely invested in the above work.
The mines were discovered about four or five
years ago by a special corps sent out by the
Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio rail
road, under the direction of Colonel Andrews,
They discovered rich silver deposits in the
mountains of Presidio county, principally in
the Chenate range. Being greatly salii fied, the
Colonel determined at some time or other, to
spend money in boring out the rich bowels
of the earth. There is no doubt the minus
have been worked at some distant date, but
no record has been left as to their productions
or otherwise. One thing is very clear, the
country conforms in general appearance wilh
some of the richest silver producing districts
of Chihuahua. The LicilT hopes all such
undertakings will be highly successful.
A Lu Mr. Tm liner,
Mr. Kalteyer's rattlesnake has been trying
to see how long a fast it could do, evidently
possessing a desire to beat Mr. Tanner's
record, which it easily did, not eating any
thing for nearly 12 months. Rats, frogs, etc.,
were put'nto its cage, but it refused to touch
anything, and so starved to death, dying yes
terday. Mr. Kalteyer has another rattlesnake
and he Is afraid it is showing the same symp
toms ot obstinacy, which must eventually end
AThy lie Did Not Dance.
Colonel D. E. Munro informs the Light
commissioner that the only reason that he has
not danced the Highland fling in Scotch cos
tume, during the Mascot performance, is be
cause of the failure on the part of the man
agement to obtain the necessary music.
Although Colonel Munro Is an excellent
dancer, he does not dance for profit, bat
limply to please his friends.
r. (Ircnxgo, Welched Down by finan
cial Cure, Tries to Leave the World.
Considerable excitement occurred vnii-r.
day in the neighborhood of the Sunset rail
road, by the attempt of Mrs. Grenige, a
boarding house proprietress, to commit sui
cide. It appears that Mrs. Grenjge is the
sister-in-law of Mr. I. M. Emerson, and he
has defrayed her expenses to the tune of $800.
ue was responsible for her house rent, and
as Mrs. Grenage did not do anything to ex
tricate herself from financial difficulties, he
declined to do anything further. He had i
led a suit to get possession of the home
which he had rented for her and for which he
was responsible. Financial troubles ap-
ared to weigh heavy UDon Mrs. Grenade
and yesterday she purchased an ounce nf
laudanum, and swallewe it. Some time
ifter she was discovered in a comatose condi.
tlon, and Dr. Lowry was sent for. He ap
plied ihe stomach pump and usual remedies,
and was so successful in his treatment that
the lady Is said to be entirely out of danger.
DKATH OF OKMUKAI. Oil ANT.
A telegram recciveilhis forenoon o-ivn tl,-
startling news that ex-President U. S. Grant
leu ueau tnts morning upon the street in New
York. This is the announcement, ami whit.
the particulars up to this hour have nnt 1,,-r.
received, yet it is amply sufficient to make the
most busy 01 our business men pause for a
moment and think. The early life and mili
tary history of General Grant are familiar to
all. Hcwas the 181I1 president of the Ilnlinl
States, and while filling that position he was
designated as "the bpliinx," and his position
in the affairs of the country during the past
20 years has been one that in a measure en
titled him to that appellation.
As an American citizen he had climbed the
heights ol popular favor to the highest posi
tion that it was possible for the people to
place him in, and satisfied with his military
and political honors he had turned his steps
again into the walks of private
life and given his name and his
reputation to the advancement of
private enterprises. During the past
few years he had become aetivelv i.l.mic.i
with the railroad interests of Mexico, and was
tlie President of the Mexican Southern rail
way, now in progress of building.
Like all men in high position, he made
many mistakes, and was held responsible r
much that he .did not do; but whatever may
nave been his laults, he was one man among
millions, and more fortunate than many rulera
of this earth, for he lived long enough to ex
perience the tribute, and admiration, ami ....
spect of all the civilized people of the world
oy reason 01 nts achievements and the posi
tion he had occupied. His trip to Europe
and the reception he received at San Fran
cisco upon his return will live Inn,, in .,
memory of the people of the United States.
vs a military teauer he had persistence and
pluck, and while his success may have been
based upon the fact that he had no limit to his
commands, yet he had the ability to fulfill the
trusts reposed in him. As a President he re
presented more the faith of one political party,
and his career in that respect is one that
though it may have been equivocal it had the
merit of honesty of purpose and consistent ad
ministration. As a citizen he was a typicaljAmcrican, and
he took his place in the ranks of private life
as quietly and as simply as if he had never
known anythiug of the plaudits of the popu
lace, or the honors of power. The name of
Grant will be more universal and more popu
lar in the years to come, and the historian ol
the future will paint the events of his life
upon Its brightest and most glowing page.
He was less a Stateman than he was a Soldier,
but he was a man whose Iriendehip was last
ing, and whose life represented all the nni.
billt'ei allotted to a citizen of this great Amer
Probate Court Notes,
The will of Joseph Schmidt was probated
yesterday and its authenticity established by
John Fitzhenry, who witnessed its
John E. Ochse was appointed administrator.
The appraisers appointed were R. M. Pereida,
c. uertzuerg ana c M. Barnes.
The will of Patrick King was probated, and
Thomas Harrison appointed as administra
tor, his bond being fixed at $4000. The in.
praisers appointed were, George R. Dashiell,
U m. names and John E. Ochse.
An order of sale was granted in the estate
of Erastui Reed. .
The guardian's annual account in the es
tate of Marguereta Chany was approved.
In the estate of Eliza Wash. Mrs. Sue
Wash, the gunrdian of the minor, Frank
Wash, presented a petition, requesting per
mission to accept a compromise wilh one of
the other heirs, which was granted.