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"The Largest Stock !"
Tho onlr oxcluslve tobacconist 1
SmnllproflUI Quick Bales 1
1'rloes defy competition!
Cbrar, the licit and Cheapest
imoVo (or all smoker, now
(lro years before tho public.
Vol. J. No. i2i.
San Antonio, Texas, Monday, August 20, 1883.
Ten Cents a Week.
FOUR SOLID FACTS-4
At Sim Harts:
ED STEVES & SONS,
Vinlnat Interaalloiiil and droit Norths llullroi.l Depot, and Oulvcstnn, llunlsbuiit aud
San Antonio railroad track, East Cnmincni 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 GORREVON & CASTLES,
217 ALAMO PLAZA.
UiScOur surplus summer stock must go. Call and be con
vinced. Have everything in the way of gents' furnishings.
CITY DRUG STORE.
ELLIOTT 3c PLO-DLiaSTZD,
No. 8, Hast Commerce Street, Sun Antonio, Texas.
An co nt anil receiving Fresh Drujji, and have In itocV a Urn assortment of Tooth nn J Nail Itruihes
I'cfumtry, Toilet Soaps, Sponges, Truces, Shoulder Urates, rtc, at loweit prtcei.
EJ.I'RCSCKIPriONS A SPLCIALTV.C3 7-a8-iepti
Daily Auction Sales at a. m. and
5 p. 111., up Stairs, in Dry
kept at full stand ird. Host of Liquors, French and CullfornlaWlnes. Finest ".Old lie
servo Whljkoy." Valunulolltcal Estate for Sato. 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 thtlr Mtulic Slates or Sliinglet for
ROOFING AND SIDING, ulflo
For Building Purposes.
EJ-BetWr tlion Tin or Shingles. Does not Shrink or Rot, re Fire Proof and will lave Jn.uranct.
C. M. KINGSLEY, Agent,
OFFICE AT CENTRAL HOTEL,
Al, n n l.:,! r t..:i.i: nr.. i
Complete Revolution !
How The Family of Mr, Henry Salliway
Received The News That He
Thti Hupiio.ltllloli. Dead lteap
Ami Meeta Willi n Warm
Mr. F. A. Ryder tilled to the I.lunr com
missioner this morning tint he was tilting in
Scholz's garden when a man whom he knew
"Harry" came In. They exchanged saluta
tions, the beer was ordered and then they had
a fitendly chat. A length Harry said: "I
want you as a friend to do a favor lor me."
"What Is that," asked Kyder. "Well," said
Harry, "I want you to take tad news to a
family here. Four ol us went bathing this
morning In the Itlue hole, and in the party
was a young man named Salliway, who mar
tied the diughter of old man Towers, the man
that was stabbed a short time ago. Salliway
pretended that he could not swim, and he
stayed In shallow water washing himself.
Then he drested and stood on the bank of the
river watching us. All of a sudden he bade
us good-bye and said he was going home.
Subsequently we heard a big splash, and on
turning round taw that
SALUWAV WAS INTHR WATER,
heels up. Almost Immediately after he sank,
and although we have searched for two hours
for his body, we have failed to fin J It.
The poor fellow is drowned. Two
of our party ate watching the place,
and I have come to give information
to Justice Adam and to tell the deceased's
friends. The first duty I don't mind, but as t
know the family and can't stand the agony, I
wish )ou would convey the sad news to the
lilends." Mr. Kyder agreed to do this on
condition that Harry would show him the
house. Harry pointed out the house, then
hurried off, saylog he was going to Justice
Adam's office. Approaching the house Mr.
Kyder perceived a lady and gentleman on the
gallery. He inquired for Mrs. Salliway, when
the gentleman said : "This is Mrs. Salliway;
I am her brother." Mr. Kyder then called
the brother aside, told him what bad oc
curred, and asked him to break the news to
the widow in a discreet way. Mr. Powers
said : "That's bad, but It was
A GOOD RIUDANCR."
He then called out : "Sis, your husband has
suicided." Mrs. Salliway threw up her hands,
clapped them, said she was glad and wished
that he had done It sooner. Ilolh brother
and sister seemed quite jubilant and Inquired
for full particulars. Mr. R. II. Powers then
appeared on the scene and was told the news.
The old gentleman could not see how Salliway
had the courage to do it but agreed that it
was a good riddance. Then turning
to Mr. Ryder he said: "Vou see, sir, he was
a lather, drank heavily and never provided
lor liU wife." About this lime the old man
looked out and discerned
the surrostu SUICIDK
dodging about the outside, and said, "why,
there is the d n rascal now." Mr. Ryder
looked and found that his Mend Harry and
Salliway were one and the same person. The
old gentleman went after him and could not
catch him. Mr. Ryder, indignant at the
trick played on him, gave Salliway chase and
caught him and abused him roundly for his
deception, but he would not fight. As an
excuse for his escapade he said he must be
mad and begged forgiveness. Mr. Ryder
added, "I could not strike a spiritless fellow
and therefore I let him go, feeling assured
that he would be sufficiently punlthed by the
Mr. S. Wolf.on, Hie Merchant ITliirc,
Leads Mln Lmellu Mcjerto the
Yesterday morning Mr. S. Wolfson was
married to Miss Emella Meyer, at the resi
dence ol Mr. F. Bachrach, at No. 311 Avenue
D. The ceremony was performed in the
presence of a large number of friends ol both
parties by Rabbi L, Lewcnthal, .after the
Jewish custom. About II o'clock Mr. Bach
rach entered the room with the bride, while
Mrs. Bachrach followed with the groom, and
standing In front of RibblLewenthal they were
soon pronounced man and wife. The bride
Is a very pretty brunette, and was dressed In
cream colored brocaded satin, trimmed with
cream colored Spanish lace, a handsome
wreath of orange flowers, with white Swiss
vail. The groom wore a black broadcloth
suit. After the ceremony, wine, ice cream
and cake were served, of which the Light
commissioner received his share.
Those present were as follows: Misses
Cora and Hatty Baum, Julia and Rebecca
Loeb, Minnie Sanders, of Houston, Emma
0. Levy, Mist Frank, Rebecca Cans, Dora
Bruhn, Mrs. L. Lewcnthal, Messrs. F.
Bachrach, A. Sickle, L. Frank, A. and
S. Joske, Henry and ,Moie Jackson,
Henry Koliskl, A. Bergcl, Dr. Amos Graves,
C. M. Barnes and others. Mr. and Mrs.
Wolfson received a number of valuable pres
ent, viz: Silver pitcher, Messrs. A. Bergel,
Mose Jackson, Henry Koliskl, Miss Sallie
Ury; satin pin cushion, Miss L. Freeman,
pair napkin rings, Miss II. Bruhn; silver card
receiver, Miss F. and D. Joseph; silver watei;
pitcher, A. Joske, Alex. Selgfrled; silver let of
knives and forks and spoons in fine satin cov
ered case, Mr. and Mrs. F. Bachrach; toilet
set, Miss Julia Loeb; pair fine cut glass vases,
Miss D. Bruhn; set china supper plates, Miss
Cora and Hattie Baum; pair fine stained glass
vases, Miss S. Newman; perfumery case filled
with fine colongue, Mrs. M. E. Thornton!
satin cushion, Mist Emma Levy; tilvcr laddie,
Bell & Bros. The wedding cake wat pre
sented by Mrs. Bachrach't little daughter,
Klida Jessie Bachrach, and was very pretty.
The happy couple left last evening by the
Sunset train for Galveston and Houston,
where they will spend a week, and are accom
panied by the good wishes of the LIGHT and
their. host of warm friends in this city and
ANOTHER SUNDAY SUICIDE.
An t'liknnwii Whits Jlan .lump. In Hi
IweenthsCnrsnilil la KM Int.
The usual Sunday suicide was reported to
Justice Adam last night. He at once cm
panelled a jury and proceeded to the Inter
national depot, where the dead man lay,
when K. M. Fuller, yard master at the Inter
national depot, testified that about 9:15 p. m.
he was backing the south bound train, and he
noticed a man on the platfoim who jumped
on the rail. He was struck by the break
beam and killed. He jumped between the
foremost car and the hind baggage car while
the train was in motion. It was impossible to
stop the train in time to prevent the death of
deceased. Abe Isralson gave corroborative
testimony. Andreas Coy, mounted police
man, stated that he met deceased on Mon
terey street, and he said, "What are you
following me fort" Coy answered, "1 am
not following you, what's the mat'er man, ate
you craiy t" The deceased answered, "No,
but there was a policeman following me in
the brush." Coy rode around, but taw no
one, and then returned. The deceased then
said, "Mr. I'uliceman, I am going away ; II
you want to arrest me you had better do so
now." He then picked up a bottle lying
near, and proceeded to the depot where
he was killed. Coy did not know the de
ceased. None knew him, and the jury re
turned a verdict that the deceased, an un
known white man, had committed suicide by
lumping out to the track and being run over
by the cars.
The deceased, who was frightfully mangled,
was a slim man, aged 22 years, and wat ap
parently an American. He wat attired in
jean pants, blue shirt, black hat, and a good
pair of boots. All that was found on him
was two handkerchiefs, one collar that
matched the shirt, some keys, a purse con
taining no money, but a pencil and a brass
box of leads, a folding pocket comb and two
pages ol a song book. On one of the pages
was written, in pencil, "August 2, 28 Avenue
D." All present efforts to trace the Identity
of the deceased have failed.
A ROLAND FOR AN OLIVER.
Mr. J, IF. Martin's Iteply to VlmlexV
Strictures on Ills Anll-Iilsnnlto
An anonymous letter signed "Vindex" hav
in appeared in the Houston Age In respect to
Mr. Martin's connection with the First Bap
tist church troubles In the city, which Is In
tended to abuse an J ridicule him, Mr. Martin
sends the following reply :
"'Vindex,' in the Age of the lolh instant,
showed his hand too plain to remain covered.
I would not stoop to answer him, did I not
desire to uncover him. John Tovell has
sought many opportunities to vent his spleen
towards me, since his expulsion from the
First church of your city. Drs. Link and
Tope, of the Baptist Herald, also received
much of his abuse, but not to their injury.
His words are naught but the vaporlngs of a
diseased mind. From my heart I pity him I
Not until he was kind enough to tender the
information, was I aware of bting vain. I
lived and labored in your city six years, but
never knew before that I had climbed the
'hill of science' high enough to hang my cra
vat on the beg of vanity. Is this having
'gteatness thrust upon them f If so, permit
metohea?e a sigh. His fling at 'Lecture 4'
Is In keeping with alt his attacks upon Drs.
Link and Pope. That lecture was printed at
the request of ray Sabbath school class, and
not a copy was delivered to any one, not a
member of It. The aim of it is superior to
any attempt of Mr. Tovell to expand the mind
and quicken the better nature of young peo
ple. The English of It doubtless is faulty,
but I never would turn it over to a dilapidated
Englishman for repairs. My connection with
the church trouble in this city is not a whit
more prominent than that of many others. I
am afraid the rickety Professor was moved
upon more by malice than a desire to tell the
tiuthor brace up the church, when he wrote
The I'uplla of Madamo Itosettl-rlerhuriU
Oho Her a Complimentary
The pupils of Madame Rosetti-Geihardt
cave her a farewell complimentary concert at the
Casino, on Saturday evening, in which Miss
Marie Lacoste, Miss Jenny Scholi, MlssAl
vlna Laager, Mrs. F. Herd, Madame Roscltl
Gerhardt, Messrs. Henry Liager, Strobeck,
J. Miller, J. McAllister, Ebcrhardt and
Petrich took part. Artistically speaking the
concert was a success, but the attendance was
small. Madame Rosettl-Gerhardt has done
much to Improve and advance the musical art
In this city, and deserved a much better recog
nition than the received. However, the
leaves the city with the bett wlthet of her
Mrs. Hudelston, aged 24 years, died of
heart clot on the 20th, In the Second ward.
Maria Seraa, aged 36 years, died to-day of
heart disease in the First ward.
Interesting News That Flashed Over The
Wires From All Quarters
of The Globe.
Hie National flume- Struck hjr Lightning
Death of Mil. Ileitis Heart, or
Baji Hall August IS. Athletics 19,
Columbus 5; Baltimore J, St. Louis 8; Boston
2, New York 4; Providence 9, Philadelphia 3;
Buffalo 8, Detroit 9; Cleveland 1 j, Chicago a;
Allegheny 1 Eclipse 7.
VlINNA, August S. A mob paraded the
streets of Trieste last evening, crying away
with Italians and foreigners, and vlve Ausltla.
Riotettalaoa'tacked the Italian gymnasium
and newsrapcr office. The riot grew out of
the explosion of a petard at a fet-. The
police arrested several of the rioters.
Marshall, August 18 A veil of sorrow
was thrown over the entire ccmmunlly by the
death of Miss Dellie Sears, daughter of Dr.
and Mrs. A. Sears, which sad event occurred
yesterday evening. She was a universal fa
vorlte.and by her death a bright light In social
and musical circles was extinguished.
Washington, August iS.-rrivateinforma-tion
has been received from Pensscola to the
effect that Surgeon Owens is down with yellow
fever; that there are five cases in the yard and
three outside, and there Is darger of It spread
ing. Assistant Surgeon Madden and a
civilian physician arc looking after the sick.
Cincinnati, August 18. The Democratic
county convention to-day was presided over
by John Riley. The following ticket was
nominated: Senator William I- O'Brien,
A. J. Pruder, William Caldwell. Representa-llves-J.
E. Bruce, S. F. Cary, Jr., John
Cosgrove, James Cummlngs, Thomas J.
Cogan, J. II. Menke, Jr., John Staibuck,
John R. Thompson, L, Waterman, Daniel
Wolf. Treasurer Frank Ratterman. Auditor
Joseph W. Brewster.
Larf.ho, August iS. The Commissioners
court has been engaged all the week in un
ravelling the county finances, and the result of
the work Is anxiously looked for by the tax
payers. The District court has issued a per
emptory order to have the streets opened, and
what to do with the bodies Is the main ques
tion. JefT Miller, before his death, confessed
the Catholic religion, which did much to abate
the feeling against him In Monterey. To the
last moment he declared that he had no recol
lection whatever of the difficulty he was en
Sour Laki, Texas. August 18. Horatio
Parsons, son of one of our oldest anil most
respected citizens, Dr. N. C. Parsons, was
struck and killed by lightning yesterday,
while deer hunting. He left home In the
afternoon to be gone a short while. Late In
the night his horse returned. Then some
thing serious was apprehended, and all
turned out to hunt him. He was found this
morning about 10 o'cock, two miles In the
country, under a large tree on the prairie. It
is supposed hr sought the tree for shelter
during the storm. When found he was lying
on his gun, and was disfigured but little, but
he was burnt enough to indicate a stroke
Nnw York, August iS. Huntlngton'i
agreement with the Galvcnton, Houston and
Henderson is an open contract. He takes
hall of the road on a perpetual running ar
rangement, same as Gould runs over 95 miles
from Sierra Blanco to EI Paso. He pays a
lined sum for the road, and half the expenses.
Wool quiet, the condition of manufactured
goods not warranting large purchases. Hold
ers of wool offer more freely. Sales 208,000
pounds spting Spring Texas at l627Jc;
11,000 pounds scoured at 50j6c Boston
market steady for desirable wools. Michigan
clips advanced a cent. Sales, 240,000 pounds
Texas and Southern at !42Sc. Coarse yarns
active and advanced. Hides dull. Sates,
2000 Ury Texas, as they run, at 16c. cash,
Stock of dry and dry silted Western, etc ,
13,000. Leather Is purchased cautiously.
Breniiam, August 18. The Baptist Union
association Is now in session here. Messen
gers from 25 churches are enrolled. This is
the oldest Baptist association in the State, this
being its 44th session. From this association
has sprung the great Baptist army in Texas,
160,000 strong, two universities and other col'
leges, and 1300 preachers. The entire Indebt
edness of this county is now $3778 SS. 1
taxes are paid promptly the county will be
out of debt by New Year next. Brenham is
now In telephonic connection with Wesley,
and Welcome and Industry will be the next
points reached. The Sunday law seems to be
strictly observed in this city, but the fact that
a large number of empty beer kegs are found
on Monday morning In front of many buildings
not saloons, and the further fact that plenty
of Ice can be purchased for I cent per
pound, shows clearly that the law does not ad
vance the temperance cause very much.
Dickinson, Texas, August 18. Thursday
evening Mrs. E. Cook and Miss Mamie
Deals, on leaving Magnolia for their home on
Dickinson bayou, were overtaken In their
buggy by the severe thunder storm which vis'
ited this and the surrounding country. The
wind had increased to the velocity of 35
and 40 miles an hour, and the vivid
flashes of lightning, accompanied by heavy
peals of thunder, which incessantly burst
forth from the densely blackened clouds, com'
pelted them to seek shelter in an old vacant
house. Several trees were blown down and
the chimney of the tenement In which they
sought shelter was completely demolished.
The storm hiving subsided they re-entered
their buggy for the remainder of their jour
ney, when it becoming dark they lost their
way on the prairie, having nothing to guide
them but the occasional flashes of lighnlng,
which illuminated the heavens, rather blind
ing and confuting than aiding them. Mr. It.
Benson hearing their cries went to their as
sistance and brought them to his brother's
residence, where they remained until next
morning. The storm was probably one ol the
severest that has ever visited this section of
the country, and the damage to trees and
fences can hardly be estimated.
Tho Mexican, anil Ihelleoliaeliter.
The Mexicans gave the Ileobachter the
alternative of retracting its slanders of Ihe
Mexican people or of fighting. The editor of
our Getman contemporary has apparently
accepted the former alternative by apologising
In an equivocal sense, that Is he states that be
did not refer to the Mexicans who are indig
nant and want to whip him, and he cannot
understand why the Freie Presse has not
shared the indignation, seeing that it ex
pressed simitar sentiments. Alt right, If the
Mexicans are satisfied no one else has a light
Mcllrlde, carrying a pistol, $25; Mcchau,
drunk, $5; II. Davis, defiling the waters of
the Alamo ditch $5; Charles Devan, careless
driving, $aj; Antonio Barrcra, insulting lan
guage, $25; R. Wallace, drunk and disorder
ly) $5! frcd Spencer, drunk and disorderly,
$10; Jack Thomas, drunk and disorderly, $5;
McNab, drunk and down, $5; Z. Pitten, beat
ing and striking, $10; W. W. Jones, disor
derly, $5; Hclgleman, drunk and drown, $5;
Chatles Bulord, drunk and down, $5; liar
graves, drunk and down, $5; Jayo, drunk and
down, $5; A. Martinez, drunk and disorderly,
$5; Super, drunk and disorderly, $5; Pancho
Rivas, drunk, $5.
Want or 8iiiniuarr Jurisdiction.
Joseph Varclle, a Frenchman with a great
amount of gall, was arrested on Saturday for
stealing an overcoat from the White Ele
phant which was the property of Mr. K.
Gardner. When brought before Justice
Adam he pleaded guilty, and In default of a
$200 bond went to jail. If Justice Adam had
have had the powers he should have, the man
could have been sentenced right away without
any further trouble or expense to the county.
One-third of the petty felony cases could be
disposed of In the tame summary manner,
and it would be better for the county and for
Itev. J. 1. Wlttlch'sHermon n liars Treat.
At advertised among the "Directory of
Churches," In the Light, Rev. J. F. WIttich
preached In German In the First Presbyterian
church, at 8 a. m. yesterday. Quite a num
ber had gathered to hear this highly culti
vated gentleman's first sermon in our city.
The text chosen was the parable of the
Good Samaritan," which was effectively de
livered In elegant German, and the audi
ence was agreeably Impressed by his excellent
lecture. Kev, Wittlch is a finely educated
minister, and is besides oratorically gifted.
He has promised to preach every Sunday at
the same church, and all those who appreciate
a fine German sermon should avail them
selves of (hit rare opportunity.
The police have at last got a clue to some of
the men who have been committing the many
petty burglaries in this cily. One ol the
gang, a Mexican, named Villa, is in the coun
ty jail, and it is now certain that a man known
as Pedro Gonzales is ttie leader of the gang,
but Gonzales has wisely made tracks and can
not be found. The man's real name is Pedro
Garcia, and In addition to being wanted here
he Is alio wanted in Mexico for a double mur
der committed in Nueva Laredo a few months
ago. The police are doing alt they can to
trace and convict Ihe scoundrel, and if he is
caught a long term in the penitentiary awaits
him, even If the Sheriff does not help him to
ctimb the golden stair-case.
Don't Curry llaiora.
Jack Davis took a back on Sunday night
and drove down to the Main plaza, where he
and his companion had a disagreement with
the hackman as to the fare. Davis thought
the fare too much, the hackman did not, to
Davis called him some bad names, for which
he was arrested. On being searched a razor
was found on his person, and a second charge
was made against him for carr)iog concealed
weapons. The first charge was dismissed
and he was fined $25 on the second. Davis
declares that he did not know the razor was
in his pocket, his coat was an old one and it
must have been there for some time. He will
probably try to appeal his case.
The Mexican Man Kuter.
This morning A. C. Elwood, who called
himself the Mexican man eater, appeared be
fore the Recorder on a charge of beating and
striking. Elwood and a man called John
Sweeney, had been drinking together, and
not agreeing on tome subject, they retired to
settle the question, by resort to the manly art.
Sweeney was pasted up all over the place, and
had to be carried Into Lockwood's saloon,
where bit face was washed and his bruises
looked to. Elwood, still on the war path,
came across a man named Dublin, whom he
threw down and savagely bit in the chin,
however, he got away, and was arrested on
the train going to Mexico, five minutes before
starting time. Ills case was put off at all
the witnesses were not present.