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Vol. I. No. 113. t
San Antonio, Texas, Friday, August io, 1883.
Ten Cents a Week.
4-FOUIl 80MD FACT3-4
At Sim Harts:
ED STEVES & SONS,
inlaat Iiitcriutloml uuJ droit Northsrn Hallroiid Depot, and GuIvcMo
Sun Antonln railroad track, Kiut Commerce Street.
The Romantic and Mysterious Story of the
Progenitor of the Late General
E. 0. C. Ord.
(Irouml. Upon Which the I
llclletethnt the Decerned C.en
Deaccmleil l roiu (leorge IV.
A few days tince the Liuiit published an
item in respect to the alteged descent of the
late General Ord from George IV. and Ms al
leged but unlaw lul wife, Mrs. Fitz-llrrbert.
The following additional particulars ate now
derived from an authoritative source :
Ere the beginning of the present century a
priest, named Ord, arrived from England at
the Roman Catholic college, then located at
Washington, I). C, bringing with him a lad
about eight years old, who, together with a
handsome casket and a miniature of the lad's
mother, was left in chsrge of the college au
thorities. The lad was brought up within the
precincts of the college, educated for the
priesthood and ordained a priest whcn.arriving
at the age of maturity. At the college he was
named James Ord, and while under age re-
The besc grades always on hand. Also, Doors, Sash, Blinds,
Mouldings, Shingles, Fencing, Barbed Wire, Fence Posts, ceived regularly largeycariy allowances, which
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 ! Complete Revolution !
217 ALAMO PLAZA.
tJiOtir surplus summer stock must go. Call and be con
vinced. Have everything in the way of gents' furnishings.
CITY DRUG STORE.
ELLIOTT Ss JFLJ3rJL3Ji3riD,
No. 8, JCrtKt Coiuiuorcu Street, Sun Antonio, Texas.
are imortnieiu 01 1 ooin and n an uruinci
ads. SnonzM.Tnmei. Shoulder Uraces.rtc..
0.1'KESCRimONS A SFtCIALTY.'CU
J. H. MARQUART,
FROFRli'.TOK OF THE
BOOT & SHOE MANUFACTORY
No. 17 Soledad St., Opposite Court House,
Miku UOO rS AND SHOES TO ORDEIt, on the shorten notice and bt style.
Keeps a Stock of bis Own Manufacture of Pools on Hand.
AUo hai the o-ly complete Hoot and Shofl Manufactory in San Antonio. Keeps the largest, test and ptost
varied itocle of Leathers, employs more workmen, turns out more coods ana elves teller satisfaction
than any other eitablishinent of the kind in the city. '
Only First Class Workmen Employed and Entire Satisfaction Guaranteed!
When In need of any thine In this line, renumber the
ESTATE OF H. GfflET,
j Auction Sales at o a. m. and
5 p. m., up Stairs, m Dry
- Goods Department.
kept at full stand tr J. I lest of Liquors, French and CallfornluWInes. Finest "Old He
acrvo Whiskey." Vuluablt'ltcal Estat for Sale. Apply to
JOSEPH E. DWTER, Executor.
plainly proved that his parents, whoever they
were, were of the wealthy class.
Though ordained a priest, the young man
never administered In the church. In the war
ol 1812 he joined the army where he received
the title of General and came to Cumberland.
There he met the daughter of Colonel Daniel
Cresap from whom Dan's mountain derived
Its name and subsequently married that
estimable lady. Colonel Crcssp and Captain
Lynn served In the army, and the Colonel
died before the war was over. General Ord
returned to Washington after some years'
residence on his wife's estate on the
upper Potomac, and was em-
I ployed In the Government service
until within the past 20 years, when he moved
to San Francisco, California, and amassed a
very large fortune, lie died in 1873 at the
age of 80 years, leaving seven sons and a
daughter as the 'only representatives of his
family la this country, for ail trace of his
parentage was lost In his youth by the burning
of the r.ollge in which the casket and minia
ture before mentioned had been kept. The
General's body was carefully examined for
marks, etc., and a record made of them.
Ills oldest son, Edward Otho Cresap, died
on Sunday night of yellow fever on his way
from Vera Cruz to New York. He had won
a splendid military record. The second son
was named Pacificui ; the third, Pladdus, now
traveling in Europe in search of his ancestral
lineage ; the names of the others are Lycur
gus, John, Marccllas and James. The only
daughter living was named Georglanna and
was married to a foreign minister many years
ago, whose name uur Informant could not
It is believed he e by the Crcssp family
that General Ord was a grandson of George
IV. and Mrs. Fitz-IIerbert, to whom he was
married by a Protestant priest while l'rince
Regent. The consent of Parliament had not
bien given, ami the marriage was Illegal in
English law. A son, it Is alleged, was born
by this union and consigned to the care of a
tutor named Ord, who emigrated with him to
this country. The youth took the name of his
tutor and married a Maryland lady, by whom
he had two sons, Atlantlcus and Pacificus.
The first was sent to West Point and the sec
ond became a lawyer In New Orleans and
emigrated to California 25 years ago, where
he held the position of Judge.
karl Russell, in his " Life of Fox," denies
that there was any issue, and says : " Fortu
nately for the nation, the marriage of the
Prince of Wales and Mrs. Fitz-IIerbert was
not cursed with Issue." There is a sequel to
this singular sto-y which Earl Russell does
not tell. In 1812 an action for libel was
tried in the Court of the King's Bench
in which it was clearly proved that the Prince
ol Wales had, for 20 years, paid an
annuity to a farmer editor of the Morning
Post the plaintiff in the action for sup
pressing some letters which the editor had
threatened to publish, relating to the Prince's
marriage with Mrs. Fitz-Herbeit. The defen
dant in the action was sued for ft libel, con
sisting In a charge that the former editor of
Momimg Post, afterward a magistrate in the
County ol Suffolk, had been guilty of receiv
ing and obtaining hush money from the
Prince ol Wales. The defendant pleaded and
proved that the charge was true, and the jury
gave him a verdict. The payment of the
annuity was distinctly traced through several
persons to the Treasurer of the Duchy of
Cornwall, one ofthe Prince s officers,
'This does not prove that there was an Issue
to the illegal marriage. It only shows that
there were facts known that Interested persons
wlihed to suppress. Even G. M. W. Key
nolds, "royalty's calumalator," docs not
Infer that Mrs. Fitz-IIerbert had issue,and the
date of the General'a birth makes it improba-
ble that It was so. Still there are people who
believe In the royal descent of the Ords, and
the information here given is published for
the benefit of the Light readers.
A Tragedy Ends In it Grille :
Anil a Jail for Auotlior,
The details of the killing ol Elwood II.
Price have been furnished by Mr. Smith,
from which it appears that Kvltt and Price left
La Salle with a large flock of sheep and pro
posed to locate near Fort Davis. A few miles
ftom Sanderson water bscame scarce and
Price went ahead to secure good camping
ground. On arriving there Price played a
game of cards with the section house keeper,
who soon after gave his cards to "Doc" Wil
burn, a stranger to the place. During the
game a dispute occurred. Wilburn was seen
to riic from,lhc table and to go behind the
bar, mutterng a profane threat agilnst the de
ceased. Here some say that Price
die his pistol and fired at Wil
burn others say that Price did
not draw bis pistol. However this may
be, Wilburn went behind the bar again,
seized a revolver and fired two shots In rapid
succession. Iloth the balls took e.li'.t in the
right side of the breast, their ingress being
scarcely an Inch apart. Price then wfjked
out of the tent, and cried out, "For God's
sake send for a doctor; uu't somebody help
met" Soon after he fell and died. A short
time after the tragedy Mr. Smith entered San
derson with his sheep and was horrified to
find that his partner was dead. He had the
remains dressed and brought to the city for
burial. Wilburn was arrested and jailed. The
deceased was about a6 years of age, and was
unmarried. He -was the Issue of a respected
Tennessee family, aiU his parents now reside
in (hat State. He" has a brother ( In San
Mr. Price-was well known in this city as a
sober, Industrious and prosperous man.
Many will therefore regret his untimely end.
Railroad Telegraph Operators at Dallas and
Tort Worth Struck Laredo to Ship
Ice to San Antonio.
Quarantining Against Cliolera -rope Ap
pointment. 100 1'aiiper. Coming
Net ere Ntorm at lloilge City, i:te.
An Attorney t'olnt. Out (lie t.egnl lime,
curacies of the Negro's Opponent.
Commenting upon Mr. Kendall' Free
Lance) letter on the negro, which appeared
yesterday, an attorney writes as follows :
In his letter to the Pontypool Free Press.'on
the negro, Ireland's Secretary apparently has
things reversed. I mean John's phonographic
Secretary, not England's Secretary for Ire
land. He announces a new doctrine when
he sas that the Supreme-court of the United
States could compel Congress to adm.lt a
member whom either hvuse had excluded. If
Governor Irelind Is ' teaching this student
constitutional law for goodness sakq make him
read the constitution, and he will find that he
has things reversed. The United States Sen
ate can say who can go on the Supreme
bench, and Congress can say how- many, shall
compose it, but devil a word can the Supreme
court say about who shall be members oj
cither house of Congress. The constitution
expressly leaves each house to judge of the
election and a ratification of its members, as
in the English House of Commons. And the
House and Senate concurring cantakea Judge
off of the Supreme bench by impeachment.
I will notice this gentleman's cflusion again
when I am at a little more leisure. He Is not
a Benjamin, a Webster, Calhoun, or even an
Ireland, although he Is a Daniel coming to
judge without the capacity of judging. 1.
HOW HE WaFfOqTeD.
homo San Antonio )Ioja l'lay 11 Mick Trick
Ou H Saloon Keeper.
Some of the "boys" played a ralher allele
trick on a Military plaza saloonkeeper. They
wrote an order in the name of a celebrated
courtesan for a dozen bottles of beer, and sent
It by a colored boy who was pruned. They
then contrived to be in the saloon when the
order was delivered. The saloon keeper read
It carelully and said: "Tell M I have no
bottle beer." The "boy" conspirators then
prompted the saloon keeper to get the bottles
of beer elsewhere, and he did so, sending
them as directed. They then retired and
drank the beer. The saloon keeper sent in
his bill and was loudly abused for sending In
a fictious account as, of course, the woman re
ferred to, knew nothing of the transaction. If
there was a mad man for a time, it was tint
saloon keeper, but all has now been smothered
down and the beer paid for. but he will be
careful how he acts on orders from strangeis
In the future.
THE COUNTY JAIL.
Sheriff McCall Ii Determined to Enforce
(Inter anil Discipline.
Sheriff McCall Is trying to introduce order
and discipline In the county jail, and an
nounces his intention of putting prisoners on
bread and water, II necessary, to secure order
and tame their fiery spirits. This action is a
necessity, and he acts wisely In meting It.
Complaints are made all round of the hideous
unnecessary noises made by prisoners, which
are unsecmlngly and unpleasant. The Sheriff
Is a charitable man, and If the prisoners are
wise they will conform to the new regulation.
The liberty and privileges they enjoy In the
Uexar county jail are far greater than that al
lowed in the well regulated Northern and Eu
ropean jslls, and they should value the con
cession made, otherwise those liberties will be
What It is Doing and What the Anlicuser
The Lone Star Urewing and Ice company
are at work and have secured a location at
Abat ciossing. They are to commence opera
lions as early as possible, and if not able to
monopolize the Texas-Mexican trade they at
least hope to secure the lion's share of It.
Many citizens, who waited to see what others
would do, are new awfully wrathlul because
they cannot get shares. What the company
can and will do remains to be seen. Mr.
Knlppcnburg, the Anheuter beer agent, Is in
the city, and when asked how the new com
pany would affect his company's trade, he
said he did not fear opposition, and added,
with a knowing wink, "People will have good
beer If they can get It."
Alixandria, August 9. There were 121
deaths here from cholera yesterday.
Cairo, August 9. Floods In Egypt are
feared, owlog to an unusually rapid rise of the
Rome, August 9 The Tope has appointed
eight bishops for Portugal, two for France,
two for Mexico, one for Columbia, one for
Australia and eight for Italy.
Concho, Auguit 9. Lieutenant J. A.
Shelby, of the Sixteenth United States infan
try, died suddenly to-day, at 8 p. m., of heart
disease. The deceased officer was a native of
Providence, R. I , August 9 The strike
at Wonsocket mill has ended, the weavers re
turning to work this morning. They wanted
an advance of cents per cut. The demand
Dublin, August 9. One hundred paupers,
of both sexes, have petitioned the guardians
ofthe North Dock union to pay their passage
to Canada or the United States, as they are
unable to get work at home.
Mobile, August 9. The revenue cutter
Seward met off Mobile bar on August 8,
and ordered to Ship Island quarantine the
fjllowlrg barks from Vera Cruz: Vasco de
Gama, The Rosalind and Standi. The Vasco
de Gama was spoken a few days previous, but
it seems did not find her way to the quaran
tine. Paris, France, August 9 A prominent
Spanish Republican states that the situation in
Spain is very grave He asserts that several
superior officers of the army are In favor of
republic; that an outbreak In the Republican
Interest Is Imminent In the principal towns,
and that the Carlists are preparing to act in
San Francisco, Cal., August 9. It is
feared that an Introduction of cholera from
Chins apd Japan might occur. The Hoard of
Health has adopted this resolution: "All
Asiatic ports shall be declared Infected and all
vessels arriving to this port will be quaran
tined until a full examination is made."
Heavy smuggling of opium continues in Call'
Tyler, August 9. The new rolling stock
and engines for the Texas and St. Louis nar
row gauge railroad have arrived, preparatory
to beginning through business on that road,
on Monday next, to St. Louis. The case of
II. C. Trethy, a conductor, charged with cm'
bezzlemcnt of fares, collected while running
on the Texas and St. Louis railway, has been
on trial In the County court here for the past
few days. It went to the jury to-day and a
verdict of "not guilty" was rendered.
New York, August 9 There is no partlc
ular change In the telegraph war. No wire
cutting was done last night. The Western
Union business is going on smoothly. The
strikers are still confident and exhibit no Indi
cations of weakening. The resignation ol
President Palmer, of the Denver and Rio
Grande railway, was tendered to-day and ac
ceptcd. It Is said to be due to his connection
with the Mexican National railroad.
Laredo, August 9. The grading of th
Mexican National Is now completed to Sal
tillo and the rails are being rapidly laid. No
grading is belne done nor contracts let out
beyond Saltillo. Mr. Sauvlgnat, owner of
the ice lactory, has commenced the dally
shipment of two tons of Ice to San Antonio,
J. Ducas, the butlness manager of Mr
Zadic, the proprietor of the Iturbide hotel, I:
wanted, but cannot be found. Ducas was In
chsrge of the news agency business for Zadic
on the Texas Mexican and Mexican National
Austin, August 9. The lunatic asylum
buildings just completed, were inspected by
the Board of Managers to-day and turned
over to the State. Mr. William Helligman,
San Antonio gentleman, but now of Austin,
is the happiest man In town to-day. The
genial, wholesouled William, now connected
with the Capital Ice company, some months
ago took unto himself a wife, and yesterday
at a tournament near Bluff Springs, she wa
voted the handsomest woman on the (.round.
and took the cake the prize offered. The
Fort Worth Transfer company, capital stock
$10,000, filed a charter to-day.
Waco, August 9 There are 13 candidal.
in the field for public weigher, the last one,
colored man, having been announced to-day,
Most of the whits men have withdrawn In
order to Insure his defeat. Richard Thurman,
a negro drayman, was shot In the leg, by som
unknown party, as he was seated 00 a fence
list night. The train on the Waco tap of the
Central road, due here at 6 this morning,
was delayed 12 hours, by a collision with
cow, near Perry, just after rounding a curve,
The engineer was slightly scalded, five cars
considerably damaged, and the track torn up
for some distance.
Louisville, Augast 9. The art gallery at
the exposition was opened to the public to
day, and the result very largely Increased the
attendance. The pictures displayed repre
sent more than $1,000,000 In value, and com
pose the largest and most costly art loan col
lection ever shown In the United States. The
exposition is daily growing in Importance and
completeness, and persons desiring to visit
Louisville, may depend already upon seeing
such a display as has never been seen la the
United States, apart from the Centennial, and
yet, In a sense of fairness, It must be said
thst all Is not yet In readiness; but todays
will find everything perfected.
Dodge City, August 9. The severest
storm ever known In this s'clton visited the
city after midnight last night. The signal
office was blown down. Good judges esti
mate the velocity of the wind at 9 miles per
hour. The roar ofthe tornado was defenlng
and almost beyond belief. Owing to the per
mancnt character of buildings the damage was
confined to the destruction of roofs, chimneysi
stables, outhouses and Moving the buildings
from their foundations. The loss will aggre
gate fully $100,000, divided among 200 people.
The storm was accompanied by a grand dis
play of lighting, forming one continuous sheet
of angry flame. A very heavy rain fell, and
the water stood over a foot deep In the princi
Fort Worth, August 9. The Grand
Lodge ofthe Knights of Honor met to-night,
ilh a grand banquet, at which 500 persons
were present. Governor Ireland, Hon. II. J.
Labatt, of Galveston, and Captain Paddock
delivered well received speeches. A promi
nent lawyer of Galveston, In the employ of
the Santa Fe, says the road will, within 30
days, be extended from here to Gainesville,
nd thence through the territoiy to a connec
tion with the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe
at Dodge City, Kansas. At 9 o'clock this
morning, the Gould system oloperators struck
at the signal "Good-bye." All of the men
except one, a train dispatcher named Ham
mond, walked out. The butlness of the Texas
and Pacific and Missouri Patlfic Is greatly de
layed In consequence of thl 1 move.
Dallas, Tex., August 9, The members of
the Telegraph Brotherhood have been taking
railroad operators Into membership, and to
day called them off of the roads included In the
Gould system. This call was not confined
solely to Texas. The railroad officials claim
that they can readily replace the vacated
places. The State Horticultural and Porno
logical association met to-day. They have a
great variety ol fruit on exhibition. The
County Treasurer has received $18,600 for
the Dallas county school fund, exclusive of
Dallas city. A six-year old boy, playing in
the yard, knocked a bee hive over and was so
badly stung that he Is expected to die. While
Judge Aldrldge was hearing a habeas corpus
case to-day a woman, with her child In her
aims, walked into court and desired to make
oath as to the father of the child. The Judge
BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
Kufnae tu lteronslder tho Assessment tTtoii
There was a lively scene at the Board of
Equalization meeting this morning. Mr.
John 1. Ochse appeared for a reconsideration
of the Bexar Building and Loan association
assessment, which was granted. Mr. Ochse
then explained the position of the association,
on which Mr. Braden moved that the assess
ment be reduced to $40,000. On a vote
being taken, the motion was defeated by
three to two, and on a vote that the assess
ment stand as originally made, viz : $6o,oco,
It was carried by three to two.
The taxing of schools and convents then
came before 'the Board, and Mr. Ed. Braden
moved a reconsideration of the assessments.
On being put to a vote the motion was de
feated by three to two, the old majority,
County Judge Mason, Tour not and Guergin
remaining solid for assessment. Mr. Braden
then left the court, apparently much dissatis
fied at the result of his motion.
The bond of Mr. E. A. Glraud as Special
Deputy County Surveyor was approved after
considerable discussion, several members of
the board considering that the appointment
should have been made in writing and that
Mr. Glraud should have been made a general
deputy or not appointed. The law, however,
does not specially require this, and the bond
Pat Welsh's assessment was reduced $1000,
and the following addition to assessments
were made: E. J, Quirk, $100; Julius Op
penheimer $15,000; I. P. Simpson, $400; C.
Speiser, $2000; Waterworks company, $25,
000; T. E. Smith, $50; W. R. Thornton,
$1800; T.T. Teel, $500; T. II. Zanderson,
$9000; J. II. McLeary, $1640; San Antonio
Gas company, $50,000,
The court then completed their work and
adjourned until the amended roll Is com
pleted, when they will meet to approve It.
Authoritative Denial that Itallroada la
Mexico are Wilfully Obstructed.
The lollowing letter has bren received from
Mr. Fe A. Lister, Superintendent of the Fron
tier Division of the Mexican National railroad:
Editor S in Antonio Light. San Antonio, Toxaa :
Laredo, Texas, August 9 Dear Sir 1
The report telegraphed from Laredo and
printed in your paper of August 8, that our
trains in Mexico "are constantly compelled to
,s!op and remove obstruction! composed of
large piles ol stone and wood from the track,"
Is both absurd and false. It seems to me that
the fact that the Monterey division has now
been in operation nearly a year with trains
running both by day and night, with no acci
dents resulting in injury to a single passenger,
should ah w that Mexico Is not Inhabited by
such a race of bloodthirsty villains as It would
seem to be the case, judglpg from the para
graphs dally seen In the papers of Texas.
Very truly yours,
F. A. Lister, Superintendent.