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Vol. 1. No. 112.
San Antonio, Texas, Thursday, August 9, 1883.
Ten Cents a Week.
4-FOUIl 80UI) FACT8-4
At Sim Harts:
San Antonio Light.
ED STEVES & SONS,
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ViMi it Intornatloni.l ami Groat Northern Railroad Depot, and Galveston, llarrlvburir and
Bun Antonio railroad track. Hast 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.
Sweeping Reductions !
SHEETS 00RREV0N & CASTLES,
217 ALAMO PLAZA.
t52rOur surplus summer stock must go. Call and be con
vinced. Have everything in the way of gents' furnishings.
CITY DRUG STORE.
ELLIOTT & Pl..OTJ-A.rjD,
No. 8, East Commerce Street, San Antonio, TexnH,
nfttantly'rcceivins Freth Drui. nJ have In stock a larga assortment of Tooth and Nail 1
l'ciTumery, foil ft Soapi, Sponges, Trusses, Shoulder Braces, etc., at lowest prices.
tO-l'RKSCRU'riONS A SPfcCIALTY.-CH 7-afl
J. H. MARQUART,
BOOT & SHOE MANUFACTORY
No. 17 Soledad St., Opposite Court House,
Makes HOOTS AND SHOES TO ORDER, on the shorten nolle, and licit ityle.
Keeps a Slock of bis Own Manufacture of Hoods on Haul
Also has the o"ly complete Hoot and Shoe Manufactory In San Antonio, Keeps the largest, best and most
varied stock of Leathers, employs more workmen, turns out more goods and gives better satisfaction
than any other establishment 01 the kind In the city,
Only First Class Workmen Employed and Entire Satisfaction Guaranteed,
Daily AuctionrSales at 9 a. m. and
5 p. 111, up Stairs, in Dry
kept at full standard. Heat of Liquors, French and CallfornUWInci. Finest "Old lie
serve.Whlskey." Valuablt;itcal Estate for Bato. Apply to
JOSEPH E. DWYER, Executor.
Complete Revolution 1
stock a large aisort merit of Tooth and Nail Briuhei
When In need of anything In this line, remtmber the
The Mexicans Hold a Second Indignation
Meeting and Denounce Mr. Kerble,
of the Springs.
And Petition tlio City Council to Take
Step fur the Immediate. Aliro
gatlon of Ilia I.ea.e.
A lecond Indignation meeting ot the Mcxl
can citizens wn held in the Recorder's coutt
lilt evening, and was largely attended by
Mexican and their American friendi. Cap
tain Juan T. Cardenai presided, and In an
able addresi he maintained that the Mexican!
were the peert of any race under the tun.
They had, he tald, a right to equal rlghli,
liberty, and respect, which at the first owners
of the soil, and defenders of the Stale, they
were entitled to
Mr. Juan E. Uarrera, Secretary to the com
mittee to draft resolutions, presented the fol
Whereas, Havtnir seen an. article in some
of the newspapers ol the city that one Fred
tverDie nau exciuaea irom ine aaneing plat
form at the San Pedro springs, some respect
able Mexican families, without any motive,
and when ailed for an explanation, said that
he had done so because some white men had
told him that as long as he permitted Mexi
cans to dance on said platform, they would
not patronize him and
wnereas, we believe this to be uue, and
that no such rcnueit was made to him. we
denounce him as an Ignorant coward, and a
pusilanimous person, unworthy of giving the
Mexican people any satlstactory apology tor
the dirty proceedings, unless it be by surren
dering the place of trust now unlawfully held
by him, and allowing some honest and re
spectable person to take Ms place.
Resolved, That it Is the sense of this meet
ing that the said Fred Kerble, by an unwar
ranted action, has lost our confidence, and we
denounce him at unfit and unworthy to
hold the position of trust which he now holds
as lessee of a public park.
1. That it is respectfully suggested and
asked that our Honorable Mayor and City
Council Instruct the City Attorney to bring
suit in the name of the city to recover posses
sion ol said park, and that the tald Keib'e be
removed permanently, and some honest per
son be put In his place.
id. That attorneys representing our race be
authorized to assist the Cby Attorney to prose
cute said suit.
UAN T. Cardenas, President.
These resolutions were unanimously
adopted, and ordered to be printed In the
Mr. Mondragon, in a very eloquent speech,
referred to the fact that that the Mexicans
fought for the United States at New Orleans
under General Jackson. He held that the
Mexicans had at least equal rights with the
Americans, for many of their race had fought
and bled for Texas. All he wanted was that
they should enjoy the
BIGHTS AND LIBERTIES
of other citizens.
Patriotic speeches were alio delivered by
Messrs. Barrera, F. N. Sanchez, Manuel
Serna, J. Fermin Cassiano, Leonardo Garza,
W. H. Elliott and JesunHernandez.
Mr. Clem Dee, as an American citizen, rose
to the defense of his fellow citizens and
wanted it distinctly understood that the Mexi
cans were not Insulted by an American; Mr.
Kerble came across the Atlantic ocean to sell
beer for a nickle and to
INSULT A NOBLE RACE
by ordering their ladies out of a public ban
queting hall. He would say, as the President
had said, that the Mexican had no better
friend than he was, and, although disabled by
the loss of an arm, his heart and soul and
hands were In sympathy with the outraged
The following resolution was then put and
unanimously adopted :
' Whereas, The San Antonio Daily Express
took the initiative when that worthy journal
learned that the Mexican race had been in
sulted, and boldly denounced the insult and
vindicated us ; and
Whereas. The San Antonio Dally Timet.
San Antonio Light and El Hogar and other
omen noblv seconded the DailvKinreit an, I
a friend of the Mexican race signing himself
"justice," boldly denounced the insult and
published a cara in vindication ol -our rights ;
now, therefore, be It
Resolved, That we hereby tender the Light.
El Hoga', Express, Times, "Justice" and
others in sympathy with us our heartfelt and
The meeting then adjourned.
TRAVIS PARK CONCERT.
The Eighth Cavalry Hand Takes I'ouiii
of tlio Mew Hand l'uvllloii.
A very large number of citizens were present
yesterday to hear the usual concert by the
Eighth cavalry band. Unfortunately Mr.
Frank A Hall was not able to be present, as
he was suffering from Intermittent lever, but
his place was ably filled by Sergeant
Schneider. For the first time the new band
pavilion wat used, and its effect was univer
sally pronounced as grand and efficient. The
finer parts of the music were heard to greater
advantage, and the volume of sound seemed
to be Intensified. In the words of one of the
aesthetic local musical critics, the pavilion
secured "equalization of the circulation of the
musical fluid." The Light quotes the critic's
own words In order that there may be no mis
understanding of the critic's opinion, which
Is rather too subtle for general understanding.
The telectlon from Maritana and the "Turkish
Patrol," with distance effect, were remarkably
good, and secured the applause of the visitors,
The pavilion Is a remarkably fine building
and Is creditable to the architects, Messrs.
Warhenberger & Beckman, and to the con
tractor, Mr. Gelger, The platform Is hand
tome, Is elevated above the ground and Is
railed around except at the four entrances.
At each entrance are four beautifully carved
pillars forming a portico, surmounted by orna-
ental work. The upper part Is taitelully
decorated with carved fittings. Above each
entrance is the emblematic lyre. The whole
is surmounted by a cupola, bearirg a weather
cock at I'.s summit The pavilion is neatly
painted French gray, relieved by buff and
decorated with ditk red. Its appearance is
very picturesque, and It is admirably adapted
for the service to which It Is dedicated.
Great complaint was again made cf the in
sufficiency of seats to accommodate visitors,
most of whom had to preambulale the grounds
or sit in an undignified position on the
ground during the concert. The latter to
most ladies was exceedingly anno)lng, and
the short, light dress make it very incon
venient for the fair sex to adopt that primitive
mode of resting.
THE COLORED BAPTISTS.
Wlmt The Trustees Iluio to Sny In Ileply
to I'nutor O. W. Hmltli.
Mr. II. C. Smith, accompanied by Nat
Shelton and Aleiandcr Turner, co-trustees of
Mount Zlon Baptist church, called at the
Light office yesterday and denied that the
recent trouble at their church occurred through
finances. They positively state it really
arose owing to the pastor insulting and aim
ing the members of the congregation. Mr. 1 1.
C. Smith further states that the amount col
lected for the new church was $126 30, of
which $110 50 is now on deposit at Kamp.
mann & Lockwood't bank. Under the con
ditions on which the money was collected in
187S, the building of the new church cm not
be commenced until the sum of $500 has been
collected. The trustees have, therefore, re
fused to pay over the money solely for thlt
reason, and they believe they are justified in
the action they have taken. Mr. Smith pro
duces the following note from Mr. Riley, In
which he tays :
I knew nothing at the time that II. C.
Smith was requested to produce the money he
had in his possession at any meeting I wat a
member ol. W. II. RILEY."
The tiutlees futlhcr state that the last
election of Mr. G. W. Smith as pastor of the
church was not legal, inasmuch as persons
voted for his re-election who were not regular
members of the church.
This statement being read to the trustees,
they affixed their signatures.
II. C. Smith,
Trustees Mount Zlon Baptist Church.
The Light's information published on
Tuesday was gathered from Pastor G. W.
Smith, ond it now publishes the trustees' re
ply. The readers will draw their own con
clusion as to which is right.
Thu Hon. Coluinbu Upson ConsentH to
Ilellierthe KiirIUIi Orntlon.
The Execntive committee of the Volksfest
met last night in Scholz't hall. In the ab
sence of the President Mr. B. J. Mauermann,
Vice-President, occupied the chair. It was
reported that the Hon. Columbus Upson had
accepted the Reception committee's Invitation
to attend the Volksfest and to deliver Jhe
English oration. The German orator has not
yet been selected.
A communication was read from Mr. J. M.
Nixon, local agent for Wells Fargo & Co.,
and the Texas Express company, oflerlng to
send the Volksfest posters and circulars free
of charge, and to dittribute the time, through
their agents, at the different stations.
Mr. Slemering reported that the various so
cieties had been invited to tend delegates to
the next meeting of the Exec-Hive committee
to arrange for taking part in the procession.
Professor Katzcnberger reported that he
was now having musical rehearsal; 130 voicej
had already been secured In San Antonio;
and the Mxnncrchor of Austin had promised
to take part; an orchestra of 50 musicians had
already been engsged; the children's operetta
selected was the "Twin Sisters," and it would
be supported by "150 children.
Other committees having reported progress
the meeting adjourned.
DIED IN HISIPRIME.
Mr. Charles IleflenbailKli, or Austin, Aft it
h llrlef Illness, lases Away
Mr. Charles Deffenbaugb, the well known
printer ot Austin, Is dead and his remains
have been interred In the Austin cemetery.
He was born In New Orleans on December I,
1846, and was thcrelore only in the prime of
life. A brief and agonizing Illness, resulting
from Inactivity of the liver, combined wilh
heart disease, was the cause of his death,
His father was an Ohio volunteer who fought
for the independence of Texas, and Is now an
honored pensioner of the State. Prior to the
war he resided in this city and Is well known
to many'of the old residents. In 1S71 he
formed one of the Statesman publishing com
pany, who started the Democratic Statesman,
now known as the Austin Statesman, and re
tained an Interest In the paper until 1872,
when the proprietor told out, but he remained
attached to the paper until very recently.
He was a prominent member of the Austin
Typographical Union, was Grand Messenger
and a member of the Grand Encampment of
Odd Fellows, a Knight of Honor, and a
member of the Ladies' Knlghtt of Honor.
He was justly esteemed by all who knew htm,
and his death Is sincerely regretted.
Ask a friend for $5 through a telephone and
he will say, "I can not understand. Come
here at 3 o'clock." At 3 o'clock the min who
could not understand will be somewhere else.
Interesting News That Flashed Over The
Wires From All Quarters
of The Globe.
The Cholera Increasing at Alexandria
Templar I'araite, I'.tr.
London, August 8. There were "13
deaths from cholera at Aleiandria yesterday.
Alexandria, August 8. Tho cholera Is in
creasing here, though abating in the interior
of the country.
PlllLADiLrillA, August 8. Three of the
striking operators returned to wutk at the
Western Union main office to-day.
St. Paul, Minn., August 8. The telegraph
office at Bismarck was broken Into last even
log by 25 strikers, who compelled the new man
to quit work. They then took him and put
him in bed at the hotel. Manager Draper
moved the office to the Tribune building to
prevent further trouble.
PirrsBURO, August 8. Reports from along
the line of the Buffalo and Ohio railroad, re
ceived to-day, show that the order for the
railroad operators to strike was generally
obeyed yesterday. The railroad officials ad
mit this, but say that nearly all the offices
have already been manned by new men.
ClIICACO, III., August 8. The Chicago
Knlghtt Templar will turn out at a guard of
honor for the New York and Michigan com
manderles, which wilt arrive here to-morrow
morning en route for San Francisco to attend
the triennial conclave, and will parade through
the principal streets and will attend them to
Cincinnati, August 8. The Atlantic club,
composed of Knights Templar, from Balti
more and Washington, on their way to San
Francisco, arrived this morning by special
train on the Cincinnati, Washington and Bal
timore road, and are to-day guests of the
Hanselman commandery of this city. They
will resume their journey to-morrow.
St. Louis, Mo , August 8. William Tan
nerhlll, 18 years old, working for Herbert
Hartmann, a fanner living four miles south of
Belleville, III., took advantage of the absence
of the family last evening and enticed Minnie
Hartmann, a 12 year old niece of the farmer,
to visit his house, where he brutally assaulted
her and then fled. The girl was found terri
bly bruited and suffered all night from convul
sion. But little hope Is entertained of her
recovery. Citizens are hunting for Tannerhill.
Cairo, August 8. The native officials here
arc much blamed concerning the condition of
the patients In the mad house. It has been
discovered, despite of strenuous denials, that
there have been in lour days 32 deaths from
cholera among these, while the number of In
mates was but 270. The English doctors, on
becoming aware of the condition of affilrs at
the Institution, endeavored to remedy It, but
even on yesterday the place wat In a filthy
condition, and a number of bodiet of the vic
tims were lying beside persons suffering from
Chicago, August 8. The Superintendent
of Construction of the Western "Union reports
increasing activity In tying up the wires. All
of the Mutual Union wires were tied up with
small copper cord at Englewood last night,
and only released this afternoon. There were
also 16 Western Union wires tied on the Fort
Wayne route to-night. It Is found that 10
wiret on the Fort Wayne, four on the Chicago,
Burlington and Quincy, and all the Wabash
wires, 80 miles this side of Council Bluffs,
are tied together. It will probably require an
entire night to release them.
Bastrop, Auguit 8. A susplciousjooklng
character was found about three miles above
town on Monday, in a helpless condition,
having fallen from a bluff about 10 feet high,
and apparently Injured himself Internally. He
is about five feet 10 Inches high, about 35
years old, hat blue eyes, dark hair and
whiskers, but light complexion, and seems to
have been in bad health for a year or more.
He gave his name as Bill Ross, but says he
has been known by several names. Any
person may obtain better Information by ad
dressing the Sheriff ol this county.
London, August 7. McDermott was ar
rested aboard the steamer Montreal, on which
he came from America. The warrant for his
arrest was Issued In Cork, where he had been
seen In company with O'Hoolihan. Some
correspondence with O'Donovan Rossa and
James Stephens was found upon the prisoner.
who caid he wat an American citizen and
would call upon the American Government to
protect him. The Solicitor General In Hating
the case to the court tald that he wat confi
dent that the evidence which he offered
agalntt the prisoners would convince the jury
ot their guilt.
Galveston, August 7. Colonel Glenn, ol
the United States engineer corps, with refer
ence to the site of the new customhouse, tayt
that no decision has yet been reached at to
Itt location, the prices asked being, In hit
opinion, excetsive. It Is pointed out here
that the appropriation Is only $125,000, and
If a considerable portion of it be expended
for ground, the structure built with the re
mainder will be a Cheap John affair. The
hope Is expressed that Glenn will not be satis
lied with any of the property offered, and
thus open the way for a much larger appro
priation. New York, August 8. Press Agent
Somervllle, of the Western Union,
said this morning that 20 wlret
on one route and 14 on another, were
cut between Pasiatc and Etizabethtown.
These were wires to Philadelphia and other
points In the southern divttlon. Twenty of
the Mutual Union wiret were cut between
King't bridge and Scartdale, and Tarrytown.
Two Hudson river wires are down and 18
wires in the eastern circuits were destroyed
between l'oitcheiter and Greenwich, Con
necticut. The cross-arms were sawed off in
the Utter Instances, and the wires were cut be
sides. The first wires to go down were those
on the eastern circuit, which were lost about
11:30 o'clock last night. The others went
down thortly after midnight. A large force
of linemen were lent out to repair the dam
age, and the linct are being repaired at rap
Idly at possible. The cutting of the
wires Interfered with business materi
ally and so great was the confution cre
ated for a long time thlt morning,
tald Somervllle, that the business was
greatly delayed. Superintendent Hempatone
estimated that when work was begun this
morning one-half of the wires to Philadelphia,
one quarter of those to the West and one-third
ol the Eastern circuit could not be used. The
whole number of wires cut Is 89, but nearly
200 were rende'red useless in consequence.
Telegrams from Foil Washington said that a
gang of men had interfered with the linemen,
who were repairing the wiret there. Police
protection hat been asked In case the Inter
ference is reported. No clue has yet been,
discovered to the authors of the mischief, al
though the greatest vigilance Is being exer
cised. The Western Union has employed
detectives to ferret out the perpetrators of the
wire cutting. It Is the general opinion that
the striking linemen arc answerable for the In
juries. The company It considerably put out
by this new method ot warfare. At the head
qaurters of the Brotherhood of Telegraphers It
emphatically denied that the cutting was
being done by the striking linemen.
ie llaptlsti Ilase n Unlet Talk In liefer-
enee to Kxpelletl Members.
Another Baptist conference was held last
night at the First Baptist church. The Rcr.
W. II. Dodson having eicused himsell from
presiding, the moderator took the chair, on
which Deacon Everett suggested that at the
State Baptist convention met In October, it
was time some preparations were made for it.
No one, however, appeared to take any notice
of the matter. After considerable silence a
motion to adjourn was made and lost.
Dr. Low ry, on behalf of Mr. Edwards, one of
the expelled members, asked If Deacon
Everett had called " Silex't " letter
lie, on which the Deacon tald
he had characterized tome statements at
untrue, which of courte implied the other
little word spelled with three lettert. Here
another motion to adjourn wat made and
lost. Deacon Everett then called attention to
the Express report of. the church's proceedings
on Sunday night, In which It tald that no
member of the congregation could be ex
pelled without written charges being brought
against him and tried In the regular way. Mr.
Everett denied that the church provided tuch
regulations, and contended the church had a
right to expel membert when and how they
Mr. J. II. Martin, another of the expelled
members, having received leave to apologise,
said that If any lady member ol the congrega
tion wat Insulted by his "Express" article he
apologised to her, and If she would
stand up he would shake hands with her.
Further than this he wished every statement
to remain as he had written. Mr. Martin
asked for a withdrawal letter for his wife
which was then granted.
Mr. Cayce expressed his regret at what had
occurred. He loved the expelled members,
but he loved the church more, and It coutd
not afford to be divided. He wanted to hear
what the other tide had to lay, whether they
were going to remain In their church or going
out of it. Deacon Everett concurred In the latt
speaker's remarks. He was sorry to lose the
expelled members, but they refused to with
draw or abide by the decision of the church.
He was for the church and not for any par
Dr. Lowry said that he wat opposed to Mr.
Dodson and would remain so until a change
was made, but as he bad been re-elected he
would keep up no captious objections. He
would govern himself only at hit conscience
dictated. A motion to adjourn wat then car
ried and the congregation wat dismissed with
From a Hitherto Unpublished Letter of Mark
Memphis, July 6, 1859. What a fool old
Adam was. Had everything his own way;
had succeeded in gaining the love of the best
looking girl in the neighborhood, but yet un
satisfied with his conquest he had to eat a
miserable little apple. Ah, John, If you had
been in his place you would not have eaten a
mouthful of the apple, that Is If It had re
quired any exertion. I have often noticed
that you shun exertion. There comet in the
difference between ut. I court exertion. I
love to work. Why, sir, when I have a piece
of work to perform, I go away to myself, tit
down in the thtde and muse over the coming
enjoyment. Sometimes I am to industrious
that I muse too long.
No, I am not In love at present. I taw a
young lady In Vlcktburg the other day whom
I thought I'd like to love, but, John, the
weather Is too devlish hot to talk about love;
but, oh, that I had a cool, shady place, where
I could tit among gurgling fountains of per
fumed ice water, an' be loved Into a prema
ture death of rapture. I would jive the world
for this I'd love to die tuch a glorlout and
luxuriant death Yours, Sam Clemens.