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Our Boys' Cigarettes,
fic. per Package,
SIM UAUT, MAIN PIVZA."
San Antonio Light.
VANITY FAIR CIGARETTES,
Sim IIrt', Main I'Ims.
Vol. I. No. 152.
ED STEVES & SONS,
Tarda t International nd Great Northern ilallroad Depot, and OalVMton, llarrleburir and
Ban Antonio railroad track. East Coramcroo Street.
CALCASIEU AND LOUISIANA PINE
The best grades always on hand. Also Doors, Sash, Blinds)
Mouldings, Shingles, Fencing, Barbed Wire, Fence Posts,
Neweis, Stair Rails and Ballusters. Our lumber is of the finest
quality and unexcelled. We would invite tlic public to exam
ine before purchasing elsewhere. Ed. Steves & Sons.
Dealer in Fine Waldos, Diamonds and Jewelry,
210 Commerce Street, Snn Antonio, ( (
Ilepa'rlnr and engraving a specialty, lias on hand a largo etuck of Jewelry, clocks, watcoea
ana diamonds, g.ja
GREAT BARGAINS !
Estate of J-J G RE NET, Dcceased-
Dry Gils, Clotliii, Boots, Shins,
GlnasTrnrenncl Crockery Positively Sold SB percent.
Below Cost to Close" Out Stock.
Q-ROOERy DEPABTMENT !
SJ&n-L" BiS.oery,bu5!!Je,?' oP' for aalo. A rare ooportnmty for an onergcilo and ontot
prfalng man. The splendid business stand, tbo "Old Alamo." also offered for sale.
-if,r."?ler?ll.rotftorJr hou". corner Main plaiaand Market street! tiro-story residence and
elghtacros Irrigable ground, on Garden street, and various lots In the city. Apply to
JOSEPH B. DWYEB, Executor.
J. M. EMERSON,
No. 13, Soledad Street, San Antonio, Texas.
Watches, clocks, jewelry, guns, pistols, musical instru
ments, etc., sold at a small advance of cost. Bargains to
be had in forfeited pledges.
J. H. MARQUART,
BOOT & SHOE MANUFACTORY
No. 17 Soledad St., Opposite Court House,
M.k BOOTS AND SHOES TO ORDER, on ti, iho'ru.t nodes and but .tyla.
Keeps a Stock of liis Own Manufacture of Goods on Hand.
Only First Class Workmen Employed
and Entire Satisfaction (iuaranfeed.
San Antonio, Texas, Tuesday, September 25, 1883.
An Interesting Communication Defining the
Purposes for Which the Ditches
And allotting That Alderman Lockwood's
Volition ou the Subject Will
Not Hold Water.
Editor Ban Antonla TJirlil.
I see a strong pull is belnp made all around
for the abolition of our irrigation ditches or
uieir uecisratton at sewers. Alderman Lock
wood has come to the front, and irnM thai n
would be to the sanitary benefit of the city to
pronounce the ditches tewcis. Now we will
Inform Alderman Lockwood and all others
that It is not within the power of the city or
any other authorities to divert our Irrigation
ditches to any olber purpose than that for
wnicn mey were ortinally intended. Ills
proposed to prohibit people living alone them
from using the water, and make Ihe ditches
carry the filth and dirt of the el'y to the titer
south of the city. Does Mr. Lockwood know
that this would greatly Impair the health of
ine cny, ratner than Improve it, by ihe accu
mulation of filth alone the ditches to poison
the air? Unless the ditches are walled In and
covered, Mr. Lockwood's Idea would cer
tainly, If canled out, drive people
away Irom the ditches and greatly Impair tlfb
health of Ihe cltv. llut iheie riiirh.a ...
due by Ihe catty Spanish and Meilein art.
tiers of this valley, and the land through
which they ran was valued simply lor Its irre
talion facilities. So many suertes, or chsnces,
of water were bought, and the land thrown in
for nothing. Land was regarded as of no
value without irregaiion, which was sold by
the time required to water the land under cul
tivation. The ditches were made the Inalien
able property of the people, and cannot be
taken from them, nor can they be diverted
to any other use than for irregatlon.
More'then this, there is a space ol so many
varas alone the main ditches, the San Pedro
and the river which belongs to the public, but
which has never been reclaimed to public use
and advantage. The people should have their
interests In this little matter examined into.
Our Irregation ditches are of great benefit to
the city. They make the trees and shtub
bery that beautify our city grow, give us our
vegetables all the year around, are a protection
against fire, drain the city during heavy rains,
and, In fact, are more useful and beneficial to
Ihe City than any system of public works or
improvements thatt has been instituted In
Alderman Lockwood's day and generation.
Our main ditches paislnc through the city
should be kept as pure and free from filth as
possible, and the community should see that
this is done. It is evervlhlne with some
people to tret all the water out of the av
cept what comes through the water works'
mains. Crying down the wells and ditches is
a part of Ibis programme. Mr. Lockwood is
probably a candidate lor the mayoralily again,
and is starting out early to set himself right
with the water works mononnlv. far a -in.
nlsm to the company was the card he played
Deiore when he ran, to covet popularity.
Mora Accommodation For tha Children
and 3Ior Money ror Teachers.
The School Board met yesterday In the
Mayor's office, and tht following Is a synopsis
of the business done:
The salaries ol the four ward school princi
pals were Increased $15 per month.
The School Superintendent i, ln,l...I
to Inquire Into Ihe desirability of establishing
Spanish classes in the public schools.
Two supernumerary teachers were author
lied for the First and Third ward schools,
salary $25 per monlh; and two teachers for
me mgn scnoois at $50 and $40 per moith.
The Mayor was authorised to place Iron
rails before the windows to prevent accidents.
Superintendent Rote was instructed to pre
pare plans and specifications for additional
school accommodations In the First and Third
Professor Ilalbedl's salary was increased
$Joo per annum, and Mrs. V. Polk's salary
received an addition of $150 per annum.
A ROW AT THE AFRICAN CHURCH.
Tha 1'ollceSjy They War Fighting, but
tha Hoys Were riajlng.
Ed Knowlei, and underslied colored man,
was charged with being disorderly at the
African church on Friday last. City Attorney
Newton appeared lor the city and the prisoner
was defended by Mr. C. K. Breneraan. From
the evidence of Policeman Westmoreland It
appeared that he was on duly near the Afri
can church and heard a disturbance. At the
same time some one cried out, "Don't hit me
any more." He went to the spot and found
Knowles and a boy named II Carey boxing.
He told Knowles not to hit him any more,
when he sld, "What business Is that of
yours," and cursed him. He then drew back
as if to get a pistol out of his pocket, when
he struck at him with a club. He could not
say whether he hit him or not. Knowles
cursed him strain, nicked un a rock and threw
It at him. hut It mi...,l It. n...b A
named lleskins caught him around the waist
and some one held Knowles. The witness
for the defense said that Knowlei and
Corey were only playing, and that
Knowles did not arise nor make an aggressive
act until he was struck bv Westmoreland's
club. His head rattled wlih the blow, and he
sank under It. In so doiW he nicked ud a
rock and threw It at Westmoreland. At the
time of the disturbance a festival was being
held In the church. The Recorder thought
Ihe case proved and fined the defendant $5.
John Hetklns, a colored man, was charged
wnn ODStructtnc Officer Westmoreland In the
execution of his duty by seising him around
me waist wmie eogaged with the Defendant
Knowles. Ihe evidence wn icmrak.tmr.
Hiding and the Recorder dismissed Ihe case,
No livlrtanaa, llut as Mooaay I'Uadad
uuniy ii if rin.il.
Mike Mooney was charged In the Record
cr'a court with Cehtlor? with Genrre William
san, but when Ihe case was called Ihe wit
ncsses failed to appear. An attachment was
Issued for George Hoe'rvrand Charles Hum
mel, who subsequently appeared. "George
Huernerknew nothing of the fight beyond
mat ne neam a rumpus in his back room and
that the chairs were beinr knocked ilmi.
He went there and found that the defendant
and Willlsmson were out In ifie hack vard
Then it was no business ol Ms, and he did
not know anything more about it. Ail Charles
Hummel could tsy was that the combatants
came to his store and borrowed a sponge and
towei to wash their faces. Mr. C. K. Ilren
neman, who appeared for Mooney, pleaded
guiuy. tne Recorder said it was fortunate
as there was no evidence. As the defendant
pleaded guilty he would fine him $5.
ItoiT HlirDrliei tha no.
Koxy Reese the. well koown ullroid enel.
neer, who for manr rears ran a rienrrr
vain into bin Antonio, took bis leave ol
bachelorhood to-day, and was married tu UI,
Amanda Schnets. at Houston, litis Seknei.
is the sister-in-law ol Mr. Petrich, and was at
one time a clerk in our noiloffire. The
friends of Rox corgratulale hita on bis good
lortune la securing such an est mable vaunt.
iaay as a life partner.
A I'oul Cblinn.r.
J. Wolfe, proprietor of the I lord hni.l
was chsrged before the Recorder with having
a lout chimney. On behalf of the defendmt
two witnesses were called who declared that
the chimney was cleaned 10 davi ai-n. an,)
that at ihe time of the comnlalnt the fire 1.,,!
been just lighted, and a few sparks only were
issuing irom me chimney. l or the city Offi
cer Kohr deposed that he saw about turn feet
of flime coming from the chimney. The
Kccoruer gave Mr. Wolfe the benefit of the
uoubt and dismissed the case.
Insultlni: Lint. niri.
Sam Howard was charred In the Kermder'a
court wnn being disorder v. Mr. I. F. Cn
siano deposed that on Sunday he and his
lamuy came to the cily and had a .Mexican
supper on Ihe plaza. Hii eranrlrhlM ....
suung on a bench when Ihe defendant Inten
tionally lushed spalnst her and .,,!
knocked her down. He. turned to Ihe man.
who was impertinent, struck him
and rave him Into cuitodv. Tarn utt.
nesses were called for Ihe defence, one of
wnom wanted to say it was the little itlrl'a
fault, but the Recorder was satisfied at lo the
aeiendant's guilt and fined him $5.
Tha alas From Kentuekv.
Ed Baxter, a backdrlver, charged a geatle
manly lookiog man with refusing to psy the
lawlul hack fare. He deposed that he picked
the defendant up last nlghl; he was then
druak, very drunk, and wanted to go to see a
pretty Mexican girl. He took him to one aad
then to several public houses. While In the
hack Ihe man said: "I am a man from Ken
tucky, and can fight," and wanted to leave.
He demanded $5 for four hours' drbrlng,
which the defendant refused to pay. The
Recorder : "The defendant was drunk at
the time he engiged ycu, eh J" Baxter:
"Yes." Tha Recorder : "Then I shall dis
miss the ease; you are not obliged lo carry
men In that condition.
The General of Ihe army having decided
that the target year ending September 30,
1883, shall be considered as having com
menced April 12, 1SS3 (the date of General
Orders No. 25, current series, from the Adju
tant General's office), for the purpose of de
termining ihe "figure of merit," regimental
and company commanders, in mil I nr. their
Unnual target reports, will be careful that the
number reDorted "nreient hut nnt r,ln"
shall Include only Ihose men present at any
time since April 12, that is, men who did
not fire, but who were discharged prior to
April 12, or who were absent during Ihe en
tire lime btlween April 12 and September 30
(although pretent prior lo April 12), shall be
counted as "absent during the target year,"
and not considered In determining the "fieure
What Is the DltT.r.nc. T
The attention of the Light has been called
to the disgracelul actions of a couple of col
ored prostitutes at the springs last Sunday.
As no arrests were made the question arises
what right have they anmore than the white
women on Ihe grounds. If one class of these
people are denied the privilege of visiting the
grounds, Ihe regulations should be enforced
against all nationalities, races or color. The
lessee can hardly be held responsible for the
reputation or character of every person visit
ing the springs, but most of these disreputa
ble characters ure known to the officers, and
they should not shut their eyes against one
clsss and be extra vigilant in arresting others.
There are also men who make themselves
conspicuous in associating with these charac
ters on the erounds.and use obscene 1,
to the disgust of all respectable people, aad
snauid be likewise arrested.
Railroads Cutting Rates to the East and
Giving a Chromo With Each
milling tha root ltoonilatthalt.cn N.w
Vork It.moerats Warns Harmony-Spilt
Gibraltar, September 24. The quaran
tine upon vessel, arriving from ports where
cholera Is prtvahng has been removed.
Providence, September 24. A considera
ble number of weavers In Lorain mills, Taw
tucket, struck to-day on account of a reduc
tion ol wages.
Chicago, September 24. Wcik was re
sumed this morning at the rolling mills In
South Chicago. Eight hundred men are at
work and their wages will be paid on the
Chicago, September 24. Lord Coleridge
visited the slock yards and packing houses
today. He will drive on the Notlh Side to
morrow, and lunch with Hon. K. II. Wash
burn, ex-Mlnister to France.
Chicago. September n The r ..,,!. .111.
New Alhanv ami rhle.e.V,.. .1.-1- .... '
1! ji not been met by Ihe Tan-
..-uU.. oiaiucri arc selling tickets to In
dianapolls and Louisville at 85 and 00 cents.
LouisviLli, September 24 The Colored
national convention met this evening in
Ltederkranz hall and was called to nrrler 1,.
William Holland, of Washington, D. C
vmw.cu pcuuancni x resiaeni.
MADISON.Sentember 21 A Courier inerl.l
says a hall storm swept over the Ohio valley
yesterday afternoon, from Carrollton l f ...
renceburg, covering Ihe ground from two lo
Ninhing similar was eier before experienced
In that region.
Chicago. Senlember 11 Aiient h.ir n it,.
Villard Northern Pacific excursionists arrl.ert
here at noon on their return. They spent the
auernoon on a vuit to Pullman, and left this
lnlervl.u,erf .Ilk ....... .1.. ir., .... ' .
... wu ..it Aiuiiiiwcaicrn i-aciQC.
I.NDIANArous. September u The t.nnI
ville. New Albany and Chlcaro r.llrn.,1 lll
commence running tnrough trains from In
dlsnapolls to Chicago to-nlcht. maklnrr a rate
Of Si kelwe.r, it,. All.. .J y1.e I-
" ne ngnr. on rales between Ihem and
-..-..vm. v. mi.! .uioo uie rauroaas will
Boston, September 21 Ai the ,..it nr
me uui in me rreenoacic nartv in thii stale.
E. Moody Boyntoi, of the National committee
ui img uiccnoacic iaDor narlv. ha. f.an.H a
call far. nreenharl- pnn.MU.i t 1 ...
wi.vuc. ,u, ,u nominaii a otate ticket
sulcus againii ine convention in
Boston to-morrow, as without a precedent in
ratification of General Butler's statement that
me miisioo 01 me greenback party has been
New York. September 21. The .nrliene.
that filled the large hall of the Cooper Union
assembled this evening In ihe f
ucmocrauc narmony in this city. Many
iiroraincni uemocrais were upon the plalfoim.
1 1 1 V 1 1 1 rinHl.v Pi .1.1 .... ' n
arid Pulilrer. edllnr.nr.l,. C A ?wi".
spectiveljr, were among the Vice-Presidents',
1 iT """"crai'c masses the neces-
11 ui iiaiuiumous action.
Chicago. September n. A deri.tr, ..
rendered to-day in the case of Frederick Ker,
woo aDsconaea to f ennsylvania with $30,000
worth of securities belonrrlnr to Preatnn. k'..
& Co., bankers. Ker made application for re
lease from arrest on the ground that he was
kidnapped from Peru, and therefore not prop
erly or legally under arrest. The decision of
JndCe McAllister remands Ker to custody.
The gilt of the decision is that If proper writs
jurisdiction over the crime in these courts
...... ... wa. i c, no maiicr now me prisoner
was hrnnehr within ih. ,...! .r ....I..
Jurisdiction. This case will Co to the Supreme
San FRANCISCO.Sentember 11 t! la at.t.J
on good authority that Neilson, adlng as at
torney for Miss Maggie Hill, against Senator
Sharon, declines to assume any responsibility
In respect to the authenticity of the alleged
marriage contract published some days ago.
Miss Hill claims, under the contract, to be
has preferred against him charges of adultery.
She entrusted Neilson with a copy of this con
tract, wllh Inalrnetfnna f ..V.U.I.'. ,-t.i-i. a.
di'd 0"uer ,.'Enl,ure' but bcjrond'lhe asser-
t ik uh noi prciena to vouch
.. ,v ..i.ui.jr ui iuc uocument.
NEW YORK. September 1.1 n.M v
Aiken, Inspector ol the water meters, arrested
for complicity in the frauds on ihe .iter
registers bureau, and Indicted for forgery In
u.viog aucrea me back of the record, was
arraigned to-day. He pleaded not guilty and
iirbwUva0,w,r" Thc Comml,,lon of
water rent has apparently been collected and
diverted Irnm the r.w.n,,. r.. ,h. , .-
vice, which Is now over $1 600,000. There
are 7910 water meters in use. While Cling
boads in a civil proceeding, to-day, Charles
Davi, waa arr.at. n V. V. .
Davis, it appears, was keeping a gambling
establishment, at which It Is alleged William
B. Carrnll. rn.innr, el.,t of ih. r- ...II..,.
office, played and lost some $70,000 which
iuc in. v.iruii is oeaa ana me
cily sued Davis to recover the amount Davis'
arreil Inrlav waa n an lnJ.'. . f .-
talnlng a gambling house. Anthony Com-
7": T"" ucyuues io-uay raiaea
he Brighton beach race track and pool rooms.
In Wet! Rrtehfon mnA I. - 1
CorastocL then left the Island and almost im
mediately the West Brighton pool rooms were
Ten Cents a Week
Chicago, September 34. The Laultvlllt,
New Albsny and Chicago rosd had things all
Its own way during the day In selling tickets
at the rate of $ I to Indianapolis, and at local
rates from Indianapolis to points, beyond,
which, of course, trade the cut to Cincinnati,
Dayton, Columbus and other points. Late
to-night, however, the Tanhandle and Kau
kakee lines decided to meet the cut and will
begin selling at the same rate to-morrow
morning. The Kankakee line has not here
tofore taken part In tht war, as it was not
affected by the cut when confined to Chi
cago and Louisville, but when extended to
Indianapolis, Cincinnati and other points the
Kaukskee line was forced Into Ihe fight, and
now promises id meet any cut made by any
body. The Cincinnati and Indianapolis com
pany alio is forced into the game and judging
by its first move it promises to be quite a
maiked factor In the problem. It announces
to-night that It will begin to-morrow selling
tickets, to Indianapolis, Including a chromo,
for 5 cents. It is understood the 5 cents Is for
the chromo, and Ihe fare Is thrown In grstls.
The officers of this line say they have been
forced into Ihe fight and propose to make It
as hot as possible. Louisville, New Albsny
and Chicago people ssy they are prepared to
meet any late made. It Is Impossible to say
where the matter wilt stop.
! That r.n. "
There is a huge hole opposite George
Schraeder's saloon filled with fetid water,
giving off III malarial attributes. The ducks
that swim in it apparently enjoy It, but the
people doa'l, and it should be cleared awsy,
A Commlsilon Claim.
The suit of J Owens vs. Leo Mtyers, on
sworn account, by which the plaintiff claims
$17038 as his share In certain commission
transactions, was called this morning la
Justice Shields' court and continued by the
plaintiff until Ihe October term.
A forcible entry and detainer suit by which
John Wilklns sought to recover possession of
his premises now occupied by Charles Fulton,
was heard by a jury in Justice Adam's court
this morning. The jury found the defendant
guilty and a writ of restitution was ordered,
ltaleasad on Doad.
Louis Midal, who was arrested on a charge
of attempting to kill and murder his brother-in-law,
Cantu, at San Tedro springs, was re
leased this morning on a $1000 bond to
appear before the District court to answer
Ihe said charge. His bondsmon are Major
II. II. Adams and Mr. J. B. Lacoste.
An Agad Coupla Untied.
The marriage fever attacks all alike high
and low, rich and poor, young and old. Jus
tice Adam was, therefore, not surprised when
an elderly couple, A. R. Painter and Mrs. E.
M. Moses, entered his office yesterdsy and
wanted to be made man and wife. The Jus
tice accommodated them, and, linked ana
and arm, they went on their way rejoicing.
This morning on the corner of Blum and
Bonham streets, a butcher wagon driven by
two boys collided with a small cart in which
was seated an old man. who was thrmen t
on the ground and quite seriously Injured by
we acciucni. in me collision Ihe cart waa
somewhat damsced. The vounir men .....
stopped to see the damage they haddone,
out drove oil laughing. Their names could
not be learned.
"You are a very martial neonle." ali.,..j
an English swell, at Newport, to a .golden
UUO.C iromnew vork.
n'SKV""1 ,h.e Jf,,,r "we ked
the British in two months."
"I dldnt allude to that," said the Briton,
'bntto an exnerlenre T ht !,. !. , '
'I went hnnttnrv with . na. r .1
.,., . uigcuiicmen.
There were 10 besides myself. A fowling
mju auuuutu mac coioneis."
Mr. Patterson, of lohnsonburr. Pennl...
nia, started to move his family to where he
had established a basket factory in the woods,
and got lost in the dsikness. Happening to
strike a railroad track, they foolishly followed
it with their horse and buggy. Just as they
emerped frnm An ,- .... .r.
sing a bridge, a train dashed past' They had
. .uu u UICr me most
dangerous portion ol the Johnsonburg exten
sion M the Krle r-ttw- ..J 1 I . .
great Kiniua viaduct, the highest railroad
brige in the world, which spans the Kiniua
ravine at a height of 303 feet above the creek.
Their escape Irom death was owing solely to
the stopping of the north-bound coal train a
mile below the rock, on account of a hot lour
nal. A rjemarkable Work of Charity.
The remarkable woik of ehiritv rml.i..t
at Bristol, England, bv Mr. Muller nrn.nered
last year, and when the year closed there re
mained about $11 000 to Ihe credit of the
orphans for whose benefit the Ashley Down
Institution Is carried on. JFiom the annual re
Prt 'wIP' thl" orphans were under
.... .... . UH,IUK IUGU, JCir, Ul
these 43boys were apprenticed, 146 girls were
........ . uu luur were appointed
teachers to the rest. No Interest is required
In fret a ehlld arlmttta.t (a It.. . 1 t
--a, uiuuau nouses.
1 "fee conditions only are insisted on: that a
v.... i,.,c uccuuwiuiiy oegotlen, shall
There are QI schools entirely supported by
the funds of the Institution 10 day schools,
44 Sunday schools and leven adult schools
With a lolll attendance nf r- n...:. .L
year i,S86oco tracts and books weredis-
muiucu, , ana missionaries were helped la all
parts of the world. The most wonderful
feature M !ha crreat u.1. t. I. t. !..
enllrcly by voluntary contributions and Mr.
;,j,..nce. m,U0 'PP"""00 ,or
Simpson says that when he asked the girl
ihols now Is wife to marry him she said:
I don t mind," and she never has minded.