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Smalt prollttl Quick sales!
Prices defy competition!
Vol. I.. No. 1 14. f
San Antonio, Texas, Saturday, August 11, 1883.
Ten Cents a Week.
flvo cnr licforo tho rublle.
ED STEVES & SONS,
V iM at tntorn.itloiul nndGrott Northern ll.illroa.l Depot, and Galveiton, llarrlsbur
San Antonio railroad truck, Kast Commerce Sfnct.
The best grades always on hand. Also, Doors, Sash, Blinds,
Mouldings, Shingles, Fencing, Barbed Wire, Fence Posts,
Newels, Stair Rails and Ballustcrs. 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 !
217 ALAMO PLAZA.
TjrOur surplus summer stock must go. Call and be con
vinced. Have everything in the way of gents' furnishings.
CITY. DRUG STORE.
ELLIOTT Sc P2..0Ij.3SrrJ,
No. 8, past Commerce Street, Sun Antonio, Texns.
g Fresh Drugs, and have In itock
IVfumery, foilrl Soaps, Sponges .Trusses. Shoulder braces,
!Q,rkESCRlTnoNS A SPECIALTY.-
Daity Auction Sales at 9 a. m. and
5 p. m., up Stairs, 111 Dry
kept at full standard, licet of Liquors, French and CulltornlaWlnrs. Flnel "Old lie'
lervo Whiskey." Valuablclloal Estate for Sdlo. Apply to
JOSEPH E. DWYER, Executor.
Metalic Slates or Shingles
FOR ROOFING OR SIDING.
THE ANGLO -AMERICAN HOOFING COMPANY
Have established an Agency In San Antonio, for their Metallc Slates or Shingles for
HOOFING AND SIDING, also
CJ-lletter than Tin or Shingles, Does not Shrink
Also 011 hand all kinds of Building
Complete Revolution !
a large assortment of Tooth and Nail Brushes
., at lowest price
or Rot, are Fire Proof and will save Insurance
OFFICE AT CENTRAL HOTEL.
Tho Accused Declares That He Went Home
at Nine O'clock and Did Not Visit
the Store After..
t Stulci He Hair Hartley While
l'lro Hurried nml It l'oaltlre
That Ho Va There.
Outlet W. Hartley, novelty itore keeper of
Commerce itreet, was examined by Justice
Adam yesterday on the charge of arson, It
being alleged that he had set fire to his store
to defraud the Norwich Union Insurance
company. Messrs. Denman and Iloone ap
peared for the prosecution, and Mr. Gerald
Griffin for the defense.
The first witness called was Mr. G. A.
Ducrler, Chief of the Fire department, who
gave evidence as to attending the fire and
putting it out with a hose. He thought the
back door was opened at the time of the fire,
as it was not smoked or scorched.as the walls
were. He could tell what he heard, but the
court would not allow him to do so. The in.
formation he obtained led him to make the
Mr. W. A. Ilonynge, Insurance agent, testi
fied that Hartley insured his stock and effects
with the Norwich Union In May last for
$1500, and he thought the goods Insured
were worth that amount. Hartley tried to
get an Insurance policy for $1000, but he re
fused to Insure for that amount. He intro
duced two affidavits made by Hartley which
A CONTRADICTORY CHARACTER,
material contradiction was that in the
first statement he declared that he left his
store at 8 o'clock and did not return, he
went straight to his boarding house and did
not leave there until he left the city, while
in the second account he admitted that he
went back to the store about 9 o'clock and
left alight burning. He then went to his
boarding house, called upon EiTie Feathers
and ask her to take charge of the store while
he went to Galveston. He also said he did
not hear the fire bells, but that the crowing
of cocks awakened him. He got up to see
where the tire was. He left the key and 50
cents for Miss Feathers with Mrs. M'.Cloud,
and he left $100 In bills behind some plates
but he did not tell Miss Feathers exactly
where it was. He first heard of the fire at
New Philadelphia, where he stopped because
he could not get a through ticket to Galves
There were other contradictions.
Hartley offered to compromise for $1000
rather than have a law suit, but the only com
promise he would make was that Hartley
should give up his policy and he would refund
part of the premium. The court adjourned
until 3 o'clock, when It met again In the
county coutt room, when Mr. Bonynge
said he knew of no reward offered for the con
viction of Incendiaries who had insurance on
their property. During the evidence Hartley
answered Bonynge s testimony by saying
it's a lie,
and was censured by the examining justice.
Mr. Ernst, restaurateur on Commerce street,
said he was arousedby the fire bells. He dis
tinctly saw Hartley close to his store. Hartley
turned his face to avoid recognition. The
back door of Hartley's store was open. He
was positively that it was Hartley, because the
full glare-of the fire shone upon him. He
was cross-examinrd and maintained the truth
of his statement. He saw Effie Feathers next
morning when she came to the store. She
stayed a short time and returned with Mr
Griffin. They spoke to a policeman, saying
Hartley had cone to Galveston. lie said no,
he was at the fire, but they did not notice his
statement. Hartley often left a light In the
store, but there was none there that night,
L. L. Goodrich, of the Merchant Police,
discovered the fire and raised an alarm. He
looked through the glass and saw a pile of
rubbish in flames on the floor. He went for
the hose carriage, and when he returned
DUERLER WAS AT WORK.
Frank Sparrow and J, A. Smith saw the
fire before the bells were rung. It gave a big
blaze and seemed to be made by Inflammable
Captain V. Jacks in, detective, proved the
arrest of Hartley.
, Charles Cohen was called to prove that
Hartley was in the habit of selling goods at
less than they could be bought In New York.
Hartley appeared anxious to dispose of his
itock, and at the time of the fire had not more
than $200 or $300 worth of goods.
Mrs. Alice McCloud could give no account
of Hartley's movements, as she did not see
him until breakfast. When the fire bells
rang she got up and made enough noise to
wake any one, but Hartley said he had not
heard anything, but he awoke soon after the
fire bells rang, at the barking of dogs, looked
for a fire and did not see any. He left to go
to Galveston, but when he returned he said
he had not been to Galveston, but paid a visit
to his friends. She did not remember whether
he mentioned the friends' names or where
Miss Jenny Cummiogs said that she heard
Ilaitley go to his room between 9 and 10
0 clock and did not hear him leave. There
was a window In his room facing the street
COULD GET IN OK OUT
without anyone knowing it.
Miss Effie Feathers said she had worked for
Charley at $20 per month, but he seemed to
want to have a man, and she left. He came
to her on the night before the fire and asked
her to take charge of his store while he went
to Galveston. He mentioned leaving money
behind the plates, but did not say how much.
She asked him to leave money for her meals.
She had b;en boarded by Mrs. McCloud, at
the same'place that Hartley stayed. Mrs.
McCloud told her of the fire, and she came
down to see If it was true. As soon as she
looked In the store she went and consulted
Mr. Griffin, who advised her to stay In the
store. She did so by day and a man watched
at night. Hartley returned the day after the
fire and said he was Insured for $1500, but he
would then lose $300. He complained that
his money behind the plates
WAS BURNED UP.
Hartley, told her that Mr. Howard would
call for a box to be sent to Handera, but
when'he came he would not take the bos.
The box was somewhat burned.
This concluded the testimony, on which
Justice Adam ordered the accused to find
bond for $2000 to appear before the grand
jury. Mr. Gerald Griffin applied for a reduc
tion, but the Justice thought the bond very
rearonable, and declined to reduce the bond.
Hartley, In default of bond, was taken to jail.
THEM EX'l'CA lT"M EET I N G .
Mr. Kerhle Make n Courteoun Apology,
When I'cnce rsnil I'rlrnilllur.a are
The meeting of our Mexican citizens that
was to occur this morning, did actually occur
at the Recorder's court' room at the hour
named in the notice. There were present all
the Influential Mexican citizens of the city
besides a large number of citizens who felt
some actual interest in the proceedings.
The meeting was organized by calling Juan
Cardenas to the chair, who, in a few grace
ful remarks, stated the object of the meeting.
Mr. Kerble was present, and through Mr.
Bryan Catlighan asked permission of Ihe
meeting to make his remarks through an In'
terpreter, which was granted.
Mr. Callaghan then arose and said in his
usual felicitous style that he was authorized
by Mr. Kerble to say that his remarks on a
previous occasion had been distorted; that he
never meant to discriminate against any
nationality; that he wis acquainted with some
of our best Mexican families and recognized
their family virtue, worth and intelligence,
and would in the future, as he
always had done in the past, see
that no difference was shown in the garden
while he had charge of it. 11c, paid, through
the Interpreter, a tribute to the virtue of Mex
ican ladies and the honor of Mexican gentle
men. The remarks were received with approba
tion, and after several other short speeches
were made the meeting adjourned, and Col
onel Kerble appeared to be as good a friend
as our Mexicans have.
The committee who received Mr. Kerble
were Messrs. J. Fcrmin Cassiano, Juan F.
Cardenas, Bryan Callaghan, J. I). Lacoste,
Thad W. Smith, A. Brucl, Lino Sanchez,
Juan E. Barrera, Jose E. Cassiano, and the
matter will be referred now to the commitiae
appointed by the Mayor to receive the Mexl
THAT LITTLE WASH BILL.
10 Writer Demonstrates Whut Clreut
Troubles May Spring from Trifles,
Mr. B. L. Aycock, commentirg upon the
LloitT item that he had been fined $5 for
using abusive language to his colored washer
woman, says : "The throwing overboard of
a few caddies of tea in Boston harbor brought
on revolution and gave us our liberties as well
as the privilege of enacting wise laws.
The throwing ol an apple plunged Troy
into 10 years of disastrous war, gave the
world an Achilles and a Hector to drag at his
chariot wheels, tuned the harp of Immortal
Homer, whose music still swells over the
bosom of slumbering Greece.
Then who would sneer if from a small
insignificant circumstance, a lesson of law is
learned, to-wit: that 'every man's home is
his castle,' not to be rudely entered, an asy
lum from brutal insult! Now, a castle Is sup
posed to be a fortress surrounded by a wide
ditch filled with water sufficient to keep out
Mr. Twohlg's castle comes nearly up to
the legal Idea, but the law gives even a better
one than his. And mark you, this is an
English maxim, and it hath not, neither can
it, enter into the Mexican cranium. It Is
nevertheless the law of the land, and all the
alcaldes in Christendom can't wipe it out,
Now, one word to the press. You need never
again expect to see me arrayed in clean linen,
because it is well known among Bohemians
that the failure to settle the little wash bill
the 'ragged edge' of infinite Impecunlosity,
and such, too, is the legal presumption on
the Military plaza."
Laid lu the Kurtli.
The remains of Fred Wsgenfuhr were
buried yesterday by the Schleicher lodge,
Knights of Honor, of which he was a mem
ber. All spoke In high praise of the dead
and many mourned him as a brother. Those
who knew him best had the highest opinion
of him, and all sincerely regret his early
A Serious Accident.
Mr. Stoudt, who was some time since
wounded by ladies shooting at a turtle, met
with a strange accident on Thursday while
bathing in the San Antonio river. He struck
against a rock and seriously cut his abdomen.
Fortunately, Mr. Mahncke was at hand and
conveyed him to a place where he secured
medical treatment, or he might have bled to
death. He is now doing well.
The Colored Baptists of Dallas Want a
Policeman Detailed to
Judge Morrill til Itralgll Tim Strike
Stio.lKlii Immigrants (holcrx,
and Other Nrstn.
Lexington, Ky., August 10. The stable
at the fair grounds was burned last night, con
suming some fine trotting horses, owned by
Jonas Shackelford, mostly of Wilkes' stock.
The horses were valued at $ 18,000; no insur
ance. Washinoton, August 10, The Tieasuty
department having been informed of the seiz
ure, at Richmond, of Ihe schooner K. G.
Irwin, for carrying munitions of war, In viola
tion of the neutrality laws, has ordered the
captain of the vessel to be detained until the
matter can be fully Investigated.
CmCAno, August 10. The sulking tele
graphers profess to have received a dispatch
from Matter Wotkman Campbell, at New
York, saying that the llaltlmore and Ohio
Telegraph company have sent for representa
tives ol the Brotherhood, and that In all
human probability work will be returned on
Galveston, August 10. Letters received
here from Tahoe City, California, signed by
the Hon. Amos Morrill, Judge of the United
States District court for the Eastern District
ol Texas, say that he has forwarded to the
department at Washington his resignation of
position. Judge Morrill takes this step
on account of 111 health and an affliction of the
eyes which prevents him almost wholly from
reading and writing.
Fort Worth, August to. A messenger
of the Texas Express company, while putting
his safe in a car of the Santa Fe, exploded his
pistol, calibre 44. The powder set tire to
$100 in currency and burned ltk Huntington
has promised to extend Ihe Central Iroin
Waxahachie to this point, In order to get a
share of the freight to New Orleans. The
approaching election of the constitutional
amendments Is cauiisg much discussion and
a good vote will doubtless be polled.
Austin, August 10. The heirs of A. Bled
soe were paid $1000 to-day, money expended
by him in conducting the suit for the State
against the International railroad. The At
torney General to-day ruled that the City
Council of Denton has no authority, under
the act of 1879, to remove a school trustee
elected- under the act of 1879. George
Wocksberger, aged 10 years, accidentally
shot himself through the neck this evening;
his wound is serious.
Dallas, August 10. A petition signed by
white and colored was presented to the
Council for one negro policeman to keep
order around the locality of the colored Bap
tist church; no action. The Texas State
Horticultural and I'omological associa
tion has concluded its labors. It
had a large and beneficial meeting, at
tended by both ladies and gentlemen. J. K,
Johnson made quite a speech, followed by
Mr. J. F. Elliott, of the Herald, who delivered
the annual address. The annual association
meets again at Dallas in 1 88).
CoRrus Ciiristi, August 10. in the case
of the State vs. one Dueriano, for the viola
tion of the Sunday law, the latter was acqitted
in the Justice court, and the law declared un
constitutional. Five hundred cases of canned
red fish will be shipped on the Aransas to
morrow for Fort Worth, Dallas and other
cities. Cross & Blackwell, preserve packers
of London, have engaged all the canned
turtle that can be put up. The cattle men are
complaining seriously of the drought. The
cattle are dying for want of both water and
grass. A Mexican, named Severana, who
has been burglarizing Nuecestown, a village
20 miles from here, was caught to-day,
Chicago, August 10. The Times thi
morning publishes an article In which it is
stated that agents of the Canadian govern
ment have been in the city some time, shadow'
ing prominent Irish nationalists, and that they
have positive information of a premeditated
design to destroy the Welland canal by the
use of explosives. It Is further asserted that
a request has been made on the United States
government to assist In thwarting the alleged
conspiracy. The Western Union officials, this
morning, state that the wires on the Pittsburg,
Fort Wayne and Chicago 'railroad, 14 in
all, have been cut, and that a number of arms
supporting the wires have been torn off. The
Brotherhood in this city deny any connection
with the wire cutting.
London, August 10. A meeting in favor
of State aided emigration was held at the
Mansion house, and Earl Shafesbury presided
A resolution was offered providing for th
sending of 200,000 persons to Canada and
other British colonies, and for providing them
farms in their new homes. Money for tit
purchase of land will be advanced by the
State, which is to take mortgages on the farms
for the security of payment. The resolution
was supported by the Archbishop of Canter
bury, and was adopted. It was proposed to
send 10,000 families to Canada next spring.
Twenty-two deaths occurred at Alexandria,
Egypt, yesterday. The commander of th
British forces In Egypt announces that there
have been no fresh cases of cholera among
the soldiers since the last report.
Ocean Grove, Nebraska, August to.
The morning session of the second' day of
Ihe National Education association, was
mainly devoted to Ihe consideration of the
question of the negro In America. R. S.
Rust, DD., of Ohio, Secretary of the Freed
man'a Aid society of Ihe Methodist Episco
pal church, presided. Robert R. Doherty,
assistant editor of the Christian advocate,
asked whether the Illiterate should be
stumbling blocks or stepping stones. W. II.
Ward, 1)1)., editor of the Independent, read
a paper on "The Danger Line In Negro Ed
ucation." The Rev. J. C. Price.of Salisbury,
N. C, discussed the special work of the negro
in America. 11. T. Turner, DD., colored,
editor of the Christian Recorder, Philadel
phia, read a paper entitled "The Color Line,
What is it, and What Does It Threaten t"
THE MODERN DON JUAN.
Tho Aritenture) of Walter L. Joyce, the
Alnlurler of Ml.a Cass.
The expose ol W. L. Joyce, who abducted,
betrayed and Illegally married Miss Sarah
Cass, of Atascosa county, has gone the rounds
of the press and has led other papers to say
what they know of this modern Don Juan.
The first track of him lain 1875, when he was
a passenger conductor on the Missouri, Kan
sas and Texas railway, and run between
Sedalia and Parsons. He was then a maihcr
of the first water, was remarkable for his love
of wintand women, was very liberal and re
markably popular with both sexes. He had
then a wife who is described as a beautiful
woman whom It is stated he married In Wash
ington, D. C, and who was very popular.
He soon alterward made the acquaintance of
a beautiful young lady, a school teacher at
Baxter Springs, and by a mock marriage be
trayed and deserted her. The press published
the scandal, the wife died broken hearted and
Joyce had to skip to avoid Ihe indignation of
the citizens. He went to St. Joe and there
courted a local belle. Ills true character was
nly exposed in time to prevent their wedding,
and he was bounced Jgnomlnously when
next lie called. He came to Texas,
on the affection of the ex-Postmistress of
San Antonio and soon possessed himself of
her and her fortune. The fortune he squan
dered, the bride he deserted, and went look
ing for more victims. Unfortunately he met
Miss Cass. She was then a joyous girl in the
blooming of budding womanhood. He left
her a moral and physical wreck an awful
monument of man's treachery and woman's
lie is reported to have influential friends,
who have hitherto protected him. Efforts are
being made to track the scoundrel and to
punish him for his infamous conduct.
Recruit Julius Hirschfeld, enlisted by the
ecruiting officer at San Antonio, Texas, is al
igned to troop C, Eighth cavalry.
Second Lieutenant E. B. Ives, Nineteenth
infantry, will proceed to Marathon, Texas,
and report to Captain W. R. Llvermore,
Corps of Engineers, commanding surveying
expedition, for duly.
Topographical Assistant Cooney bchulz,
United States army, will proceed to Marathon,
Texas, and report to Captain W. R. Liver-
more, Corps of Engineers, commanding sur
veying expedition, for duty.
The Quartermaster s department will fur
nish the necessary transportation.
Surgeon J. R. Smith, United States army,
medical director ol the department, will pro
ceed to Forts Duncan, and Clatk, and Del
Rio, Texas, on public business, upon comple
tion of which he will return to these head
quarters. The travel Is necessary for the public
Pursuant to Instructions from the War de
partment, the post of Fort Duncan, Texas,
will be abandoned on or before the 31st
The garrison, upon abandonment of Ihe
post, will march to Fort Clark, Texas, and
there take station.
Instructions concerning the disposition of
the property will be given by letter.
St. James A. M. E. church Services to
morrow at II a. m. and S p. m., Sunday
school at 3 p. m. After the opening services
in the morning, Mr. C. II. Johnson, appli
cant for license, wilt deliver a short address.
All members are requested to be present.
J. C. Embry, Pastor.
Services at Mount Pilgtlm Baptist church
to-morrow at II a. m., Sunday school at 9 a.
m. There will be baptizing at Guenther's
mills at 12 o'clock. Covenant meeting at 8
p. ra. J. V. Williams, Pastor.
Services to-morrow at the New Light Bap
tist church, Sunday school at 9 a. m., and
preaching at 3 and 8 p. m. Subject: " Fol
low After jCharity." J. Holmes, Pastor.
Notwithstanding that we have begun woik
in completing our church, there will be ser
vices to-morrow at 3 and 8 o'clock p, m. The
stewards will arrange for the services, as they
will have to be conducted in the open air.
St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal church, J. R.
Paine Methodist church, Soledad street, W.
J. Young, Pastor Sunday school at 9:30 a.
nt.j preaching at 11 a. m. and 8:15 p.m.
Morning subject 1 " Will the Church of
Christ Fail." Evening subject : " The Un
deslred Man." All are invited. Scats, free.
Mrs. Langtry says she is going to write a
book on her impressions of the United Slates.
If Anthony Comstock wasn't so allfired soli
citous for the morals of this country, some
one could write a book on his impressions of
Mr. Langtry that would cause a tidal wave of
Inteiest to roll from Maine to California,