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'TIS TRUE !
I ONE MILLION
ine aii Antonio luignt.
Dea'crs uro supplied with n hotter
varloty of Cigars, Tobacco, 'hd
Smokers' Artlolos by SIM IIA11T,
tlio only exclusive tobacconist In
San Antonio, Toxas.
lllncksmltu fiCont Cigars lmvo ben
sold slnco January In Ban Antonio.
Qlvo satisfaction wliorovcr sold
SIM HAItr, Main Mom, Wliolosato
Vol. I.-No. 94.
San Antonio, Texas, Friday, July 20, 1883.
Ten Cents a Week
HAS REMOVED TO 206 COMMERCE STREET.
THE CITY CROCER,
His Stock of
To 206 Commerce St.
Tho store formorly occtipleil by (1. A. Ducrler, tlio Confectioner, whore he
will IK) plenaod to rocelvo his nM mill new customer,
Hml guarantees to sell nil goods at
GREATLY REDUCED PRICES.
Iloth In Stauld ami Fancy Groceries, that will please all
Don't forgot tlio place, No. 'M Commerce Street.
City Grocery Store, Emanuel Abrahams.
HAS REMOVED TO 206 COMMERCE STREET.
iiiianrni 11 minimi!
IN ANY QUANTITY, AT
ED. STEVES cSc SONS'
inli at Intorimtlocml and droit Northern ltnllro.nl Depot, and nulvestnu, llarrlshurg uud
Bun Antonio railroad track, Kant Commerce .Street.
Can't OctAwHy Club," to I'ay the
The New Orleans Times-Democrat fur
nishes the programme of the "Can't-Get-Away
club" excursion of New Orleans which will ar
rive here on the 29th Inst., under the conduct
of Mr. Toby Hart. "The 'Can't-Get-Away
club," on Saturday, July 28, at 12 o'clock
noon, will start from New Orleans, an ex
curslon to Texas, to Houston and San An
tonio, with extra excursion to Galveston, Aus
tin and Laredo. This will be one of the
most delightful excursions of the season, as it
will afford an opportunity to viiit the roman
tic Alamo, the San Antonio springs, the San
Pedro springs, the missions, San Jose and La
Concepcion. This excursion leaves here on
the 28th, arriving in Houston Sunday, the
29th, at 6:50 a. m ; leaves Houston the same
day at 7:15 a. m., arriving in San Antonio at
6:40 p.m., on the 29th. Returning, leaves
San Antonio August 4, at 7.15 a m., arriv
ing at Houston at 5:45 p. m., leaving Hous
ton at 6:15 August 9, arriving in New Orleans
August 10, at 8:30."
The Can't-Get-Away club visited the city
last year, and were so favorably impressed
with it that they have decided upon making a
second visit to the Alamo city this year. In
fact several of those who accompanied the ex
curslon last year have since located here.
Mr. Klvintilii' Coffee Htnml l Fired
InnmteK Saved lit Hine,
1 he engineer of r ire Company No. I was
looking out last night about 10:30, when his
attention was called to a glaring light at Mrs.
Klemnis' coffee stand on Market street. He
at once saw that the house was on fire and
raised an alarm. The occupants, Mrs.
K emnis and her daughter, were at that time
asleep in the upper rooms and were soon
awakened, and escaped from the fiery ele
ment in their night clothes. The hose car
riage of Fire Company No. I was quickly at
tached to a hydrant and by the u.itirlng
energy of Carl Schreiucr and Andrew Bauer
the flames were soon extinguished.
How the fire originated is a mystery. It
commenced in the basement, but the Inmates
positively assert that no fire was left there.
A pistol shot was heard near there a short
time before, and by some it is supposed to
have occasioned the fire, but this is, of course,
a mere conjecture.
The house was formerly occupied by Mrs.
Zork, and is the property of Messrs. D & A.
Oppenheimer, whn insured the building with
Mr. V. B. Smith for $500, which will cover
that portion of the loss.
Mrs. Klemnis loss amounts to $500 and Is
in no way insured. It is, therefore, a very
great loss to them.
The best grades always on hand. Also, Doors, Sash, Blinds,
Mouldings, Shingles, Fencing, Barbed Wire, Fence Posts,
Newels, Stair Rails and Balhtsters. 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-
Laces, Gloves, Handkerchiefs, Thirties' ami
CliildrciiH' Shoes. Clothing, Hats, Hoots and
Shoes, Glassware, Crockery, Fancy Goods, Ktc.
TO BE CONTINUED DAILY
TJxrtil Closed Oixt-
Dog Shows the Wife Where the Uu
baud Take) His Drink-.
'That's a nice dog you have Hal," said
the Light commissioner to a friend who was
followed by a fine pointer. "Yes," replied
Hal, ' Vic is not a bad dog, but she gave me
clean away yesterday." "How was that t
asked the commissioner. "Well, I'll tell
you; I usually come down to the postoffice at
night lor my mail, and then I drop into
Scholz's for a glass or two. Of course the
dog knows the way there and is generally the
first inside. I was down in the city yesterday
with my wife and in passing Scholz's he went
straight in with the knowing air of one
familiar with the place. 'Ah 1' said my wife,
giving a knowing smile, 'I see where your
headquarters are now,' I guess I won't take
that dog out much more; I don't want every
one to know where I visit."
of July, 1883, at to o'clock, a. m , or as soon
thereafter ns practicable, for the t iat of such
prisoners as may be brought before It.
Detail for the court Major C, 11. McLellan,
Tenth ravalry; Captain T. E. Rose, Sixteenth
Infantry; Captain C. E. Morse, Sixteenth In-
lantry; Captain Clayton Hale, Sixteenth in
fantry; Captain F.JM. Kelley, Tenth cavalry!
First Lieutenant l W. Morrison, Sixteenth
Infantry; First Lieutenant I. O. Shelby, Six
teenth Infantr; First Lieutenant William Las
siter, Sixteenth infantry; Second Lieutenant
R. K. Steedman, Sixteenth Infantry; First
Lieutenant L. P. Hunt, Tenth cavalry, Judge
Advoca'e. A greater number of officers than
those named cannot be assembled without
manifest Injury to the service.
Recruit II. G. Greymoore, enlisted by the
recruiting officer at Fort Mcintosh, Texas, is
assigned to Company E, Sixteenth infantry.
Leave of absence for one month, with per
mission to apply to the Adjutant General of
tne Army, tnrougn Division headquarters, tor
an extension of three months, is granted Cap
tain P. II. Remington, Nineteenth infantry,
Fort Duncan, Texas.
Mr. P. S. Wilford will arrive shortly from
Iloerne and is arranging to produce llyron's
great Ilurlesque of Alladin, revised with local
hits. The proceeds are to be devoted to
A private advice to this city says that M r
O'Brien Moore, of the Galveston News, goes
to Laredo to investigate the Mexican outrage
upon Dr. Shaw, American Consul pro tern,
Concert at Iluuriie,
Miss Utile Martin, ol this city, compliments
the Light with tickets to a concert and ice'
cream lestival to be given at Ilqerne, tomor
row night, for the benefit of the Episcopal
church at that place.
To 1 Much Juiii.
A young man employed at Wence's ice
cream saloon, was manufacturing ice-cream
yesterday, and In so doing managed to smash
one of his fingers. He was surgically treated,
but it is feared that he may lose his finger.
What They Fought About.
Yesterday Mr. Charles Mullaly and Mr.
Willie Herff met near the postoffice when an
altercation occurred respecting a well known
young lady. Mows followed and gore was
shed freely, but as far as can be ascertained
no material damage was done on either side.
Cool ami rioHiutiil.
The Vienna Ladies' orchestra perform in
the Mission gardens to-night, Saturday and
Sunday. The public should not fail to at
tend and listen to the specialties of this excel
lent company. The garden is delightfully
cool, and pleasant, and the music is excellent.
Grady's Cow Uoys. who left town some lime
since after civine several exhibitions, have
"arrived at Memphis, Tennessee, from whence
news of their disbanding has arrived. The
breaking up of the combination is mainly due
to bad weather and continual rains, which
prevented people from going to see them, the
expenses necessarily being great.
At the request of the Quartermaster Gen
eral, United States army, a Hoard of Survey
will meet at Fort Davis, Texas, at 10 o'clock
a. m., on the 23rd instant, "to ascertain the
value of the following named articles, for
which Captain T. J. spencer, Tenth cavalry,
failed to account for on his return of Quarter
master s stores for second quarter, ibsi,
while commanding company at Fort Stockton,
Two pack saddle covers, 10 saddle blan
kets, one field desk, one horse medicine chest
545 feet ol rope, one halter, five iron bunks,
one-shoeing hammer, two skillets and ltdes
176 pounds of rope, assorted, one water keg.
Detail fur the board: Major Frederick
Van Vliet, Tenth cavalry; Captain C. W. Wil
Til UK AT OF MANDAMUS.
What Mr. Dlotlcr 8117 to the City Coun
cil mid What she Will Do.
Tho following Is a copy of Mr. Dlctlor's peti
tion rroKcntod to tlio City Council nt their Inst
meeting, and It Is authoritatively slatod tbat It
It Is not acceded to the Interested parties will
Immediately suo out a writ of mandamus
For the Kent Dancer.
The Light understands that Mr. Harry
Fowler has generously offered to present a
very handsome gold medal, manufactured by
Bell & Brothers, for the best dancer in
Madame Virginie Donaldson's dancing
school, and that the competition for the prize
will take place at the iprlngs on the 28th inst.
A Good Innovation.
Messrs. Smith and John Norcross, the stone
cutters of this city, have established at their
works the English custom of giving a half
holiday on Saturdays, thus allowing their men
time for recreation and private business Upon
that other builders propose to adopt the same
system, which, to say the least of it, is advau
tageous to the workmen.
A till A HI' TUICK.
Grant's Dentil Message the Signal tor the
The dispatch announcing that General
Grant had fallen dead has proved to be a
canard. The question then arose as to how
such a mistake could have occurred,
whether it was a deliberately fictitous message
to accomplish some preconceived purpose.
The latter Is the correct solution of the mys
tery, for It is now quite clear that it was the
signal for the Brotherhood of Telegraphic
(lE.VTI.r.ME.N-A dun rpirnrd for tlio tnmnhi.w
of your honorable, body and the lntrost of tlio
community whom you represent causes mo to
appeal to you to romedy a gross Injustice, In
stead or puttlnir the olty to further cxpenro
nnd trouble. In order to gratify tlio wl-lie mid
inatlco of any Individual member of the city
government. The facts nre these s
iimiuuring 1110 monm or October, 1831, tliu
promises of Mrs. Cutliarlno Dlctler wero tres
passed upon, n street opened and land taken
trom her for Unit purpura against her protest
and before Rho Imd bern compensated, us pro-
viuuu uy ibw,
That suit wa Instituted agAlnst tho city or
San Antonio, whlcb, after n lapse or nearly two
year, wa- determined In favor of tlm tii.intur
and damage In tlionum or $.VX) nnd costs wero
aujungcii in ner ravor.
'Unit tho attention or your honorable, body
was called thereto by petition or plaintiff. In
which you wero rco.11c.tcd to umbo provision
inrthosottleuient of the same; which peti
tion wan referred to your distinguished City
That slnco said notion of tlia Clir Roiiiir.il
wtld Catharine Dlutlur, by hor attorney, John
inji'wuiiu, nun i.nuc rcpeuicu cans upon me
Mayor and City Attorney, with a view effoet-
?a settlement or tho tuld Judgment,
lint Inst'ntl of liiiviiuiit xl.l..lt..mn.nf M
Cnthurlno Iilotler baa been shown nnd tendered
a statement ot tho axes, which It U claimed
are due by tho sild Cuthrirluo Uhtler on her
That the City Attorney ought to know, and
perhaps docs know, that lii.iom.in .1.0.
could not bo offset In nuy such a way, support-
i.., 1.110 vmiiu ui iiiu Vny lor IUXCS WOTO Jlllt,
which, however, In positively denied.
That tho amount of taxes and Interest, as
set forth In -aid ptatoment, reaches the sum of
$.W6, Including the following taxva tor the
year 187.1. $!!!( :. 1H74, $11 HI; 1n7. J:i7 41: 187(1.
$4.1 Ml; 1877. J43 85; 1878. SB HI; HOT, SIO OU;
wh cb, with Interest to date, at the rnteof H per
cent., would make tho mi aforesaid.
This elulm and statement Is net up in splto of
tho evidence lurnl-hed by tlm City Collector's
book?, which show boyond question, that then.
In no lncumbiance.whntovor, on tho homctteud
of tho said Catharlno Dlctler.
That certain property tridoiurlnir to her nnd
hor deceased husband, situated west of the
Sim l'edro was sold Tor tho tnxas or lS7J-4-5-rt 7
H; and t hut property on M1I11 street was sold
for tho taxes ot 1870 und tbat duo on her home
stead, liuvo been paid up to duto ns shown by
tho tax receipts In her poseo'slon.
It Is respectfully requested, that your up
nroprlato coinniitteo bo required to make uu
Investigation or tho matter nnd Ir tho nbovo
statements are found in hn mrn.rr in -...
mend an appropriation sulllclcut to pay otT thu
Judgment In question.
oupuni your noiiorauto body rail nHcr so
much trilling and delay to tako early and
favorub lo nclion in tlio nrnmltea. vm.r i.7i,i-
er will be oouipollod to apply to tho honora
blo District court for a writ of uiundamus.
very rccpcuuiiy yoiir ,
by her attorney, John 11. CopcUnd.
Till. ItOMANTIC WKDDIXU.
The Irate Uncle Mrara the llrlilrr-rnon.
from tlio Arms or tlio lllulilnC wile.
Tho twoilartlns, Paul und ltamon. woro ar
rested yosterday, tlm older, Paul, for dlscharg
Inn Uro urms, tho latter tor carrying 11 pistol .
Thoy will bo dealt with by tho Uocorder In tho
From Information It would appear that Fred
Btelnbach has acted vorystraniroly ir tho mar
riage was a forced one. Directly ho was mar.
rled ho kissed tils brldo and when ho rodo io
town In a back ho Indulged In hugging hor to
his heart's content. Ho cheorfully luld tho
linckoxpousalncuircd by nil tho party during
tho night and gavo Judge Mason a good
rco ror marrying him. All scorn, d
so nlco until they woro about retiring to thu
nuptial chamber, when Uuolo ICerblo appeared
und boro off tho bridegroom, loavlng tho brldo
m mum. iv i opeuiy nworieu by many that
tho wuolo affair was a ruse to irntn tim nnnin'.
consent to tho marriage, and tho facts In thu
chso have a tendency to corroborate this view,
but how far this 's iruo remains to bo soon.
ludeo Musou de-siren oh to tju.i Hint 1,., .11,1
not knnwauvthlngor the springs cpUodo when
ho nmrrled the couple, mid, in fact, until thn
wedding occurred ho did not know h., in
going to bo married.
Operators to strike. It was certainly an In
it.. A..!cin.i n.i.ri.nn.ii.. it!i..i c... ginious ruse to convey Uhe signal over the
armv? Kir-t l .Ir-ntr-nnnt M. m. ivf-.on k,i. I "enemies' " lines, but at the sami
army; First Lieutenant M. M. Maxon, Kegl
mental Quartermaster, Tenth cavalry.
Testimony as to the condition and value of
TlIHKMOMirriSll AT 13 IN JULY,
' How Lentil Keeps Ills Iseer Cool,
A Light reporter this morning accepted an
invitation from Mr. Home, the Superin
tendent for the Lemp's beer delivery in this
city, to visit the refrigerating cars and ware
rooms, at the International depot. The beer
Is transported from St. Louis in the American
refrigerator and transit car, in which the tem
perature is kept at abnut 50 . The kegs are
kept perfectly dry, and each and every keg is
frozen cold alike, far better than the old plaa
of covering the kegs with Ice. The Ice is
placed in ice boxes at each end of the car,
and the air patting through on top comes out
at the bottom through pans and pipes, thence
through the whole car. The same cars are
used for transporting vegetables, meats, but
ter, etc. The refrigerating room or ware
house Is built at the west end of
the depot, upon the same . principle
as the cars, having room to bold tSoo kega at
one lime. The patentees are, A. F. and D.
M. nigs. Messrs. Hugo & Schmeltzer,
agents for Lemp's beer In this city, also
control the right for the sale and construction
of this refrigerator. This patent can be ap
plied to and used to advantage by bar-rooms.
grocers and piivate family use, and is a
jKayCome one, come all. Ladies specially invited
will be carried on as usual, and will continue to supply first quality goods at
fair prices, Come and be convinced that we mean exai
same time the
frflllrl nnnn thn onlitir urae rnthr-r r-r.il
: ; saviujj ui ice, anti is constuefen one of
THE Atlanta (da.) Constitution has mat'e the best In imp. Pv.iMnr, 1. 1,..,. .1 ,
the articles may be obtainable from the men . up Its mind that the Democratic parly does. 1 dry, gives an even temperature ami U r..-,
nl Irnnr. n T.nll, r-.trolrv fnrm.rlu pnmm.n. ' nnf ui.nl a t..n.1.r.n,. . t. . , -.I... utl .t o . '. . . . '
The Grocerv Department , J, ' " 7 1 . ' "UE s ocnmeitzcr lavorea this office
lll. roct.ry ucpariuiLiii , . c s 1 wants s a man "wth a head on ilm like th urht. - 1, r 1. .u:. ..... .
it quality goods at a General Court-Martial Is appointed to dome of an observatory high up and big their warehouse, and the thirsty typos testify
ctly what we say, -miet M Fort Concho, Texas, on the 25th day around, as, the saylnj; Is." vg the correctneu of the above description