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Will sustain Industry and enter
prise. BIM HAltrS SUCCESS Is
duo to energy and wlie discretion,
Tho only EXCLUSIVE TODACCO
NI8T who studies tho wanta of
smokers. Corner Main plant and
Will xj Blm la n man ot courage,
81m haa not true grit, Blm la a man
ot Judgment, and all almllar re
marks. Therefore, 81m prosper
whero olhen fall.
Sim I Iarl,
Vol. I. No. 167.
San Antonio, Texas, Friday, October 12, 1883.
Ten Cents a Week
San Antonio Light
ED STEVES & SONS,
Tarda at International and Groat Northern Itallroad Depot, and Galroston, Ilarrlsbunr and
Ban Antonio railroad track. East Commoroo 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 exam
ine before purchasing elsewhere. Ed. Steves & Sons.
GREAT BARGAINS !
Estate of J-J GR.ENET, DeceasecL
Dri his, Cliii, Soots, Shoes,
Glassware ami Crockery Positively Soltl 25 percent.
Below CosttoCloso Out Stock.
GEOCEEY IDB-PA-HTMBISTT !
Kept at rull standardwith freshest goods constantly on hand. Host whiskies and coanaci
also, boat French, Ucrman and California wines In tho city. Goods dollvcrod anywhere In the
city. Whole grooery business offered Tor sale. A raro opportunity for an energetic and cntei
prUlng man. The splendid business stand, tho "Old Alamo." also offered for sale.
For salo Throe-story house, corner Main plaza and Market street; two-story rrsldciico and
eight acres Irrigable ground, on Garden street, and various lota In th city. Apply to
JOSEPH B. DWTBR, Executor.
Has opened up In hla now store, at 183 Commerce street,
with a most elegant Una of
Watches, Diamonds, Fine Jewelry.
X3T Hakes a Specialty ot Hcpalrlng Vine Watches. Call and aeo him.
J. M. EMERSON,
No. lii, Solotlatl Strcot, Snn Antonio, Toxun.
Watches, clocks, jewelry, guns, pistols, musical instru
ments, etc., sold at a small
be had in forfeited pledges.
J, H. MAROUART,
BOOT & SHOE MANUFACTORY
No. 17 Soledad St., Opposite Court House,
MaWsDOOTS AND SHOES TO ORDER, oii the shortest notlcs and bestslvls.
Alio hit tht oJ jr compUu Root and She Mtai factory to San Antanto. Kecpi th Urge it, ltt and mo it
variad itock of Lcathtrt. tmplop raon workmen, turns oat more goods and rival Mttcr tatUfactlon
than any other e.tablUhmtnt of tht kind In th city
Only First Class Workmen Employed and Entire Satisfaction Guaranteed.
All work and ocat Repatriof dona on ihort notlca. When In naed of anything la thbplnt, rmtmbr tht
advance of cost. Bargains to
Interesting News That Flashed Over the
Wires from All Quarters
of the Globe.
Tho Ohio anil Iowa Mectlons Chin
Cauo, October II. All persons Implicated
in the recent rebellion hare been granted an
amnesty, eicept those convicted of murder
Lima, October u. A Chilian force of 280
men 'surprised a band of Montenegrins near
Freas, killinc ic men and capturinc 80 horses.
The Chilians suffered no loss.
Madrid, October 11. The ministry hat
resigned, being unable to agree upon the
course to pursue in view of the refusal of
France to make further reparation for the
treatment of Alfonso.
Lansinborc, October 11. At the election
yesterday ladlea cast 225 votes out of a total
of 1000. A number of women were chal
lenged. It is alleged they were imported from
Troy. Several negresies voted.
Port au Prince, October 11. A rebel
band have entered the city, pillaged the stores,
set fire to the houses and murdered all relist
ing. Among the killed are two Generals.
The troopi finally dispersed the rebels.
Santa Domingo, October 11. A man
named Urena recently attempted to assassinate
the President of Santa Domingo at New
Hayti. The President shot his assailant dead
The would-be assassin had no accomplices.
Little Rock, October II. The Little
Rock and Mississippi River, the Teiai and
St. Louts, and the Texas Narrow Guage com
bination, which cut colton freights from Little
Rock east 15 per cent., will to-morrow end
the cut by restoring former rates.
London, October 11. Missionary Shaw,
in an address before the Congregational
Union, stated that he wanted redress for him
self and Madagascar churches rather than
compensation. Whatever France might do
she could not compensate them for their
City op Mexico, October 11. A Captain
of artillery killed his sweetheart yesterday and
then killed himself; jealousy. A boiler
bursted at Santa Richta mines and killed
Superintendent Martin and seven others. A
soldier at Caiaoa shot a corporal dead. A
pursuing policeman killed the soldier.
San Francisco, October 11. The steamer
Coptic, which sailed to-day far Hong Kong,
carried nearly 1200 Chinamen, the largest
number that ever sailed from this port. Of
these, over 900 are provided with return cer
tificates. An item worth remark was that
anyone of the 1200 carried off with him from
$500 to $1000.
Dublin, October 11. The National league
acknowledges the receipt ol ,1,000 from
Australia and a like sum from Ameaica. The
league condemns the partisan conduct of
Earl Spencer, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, in
proclaiming league meetings, while tolerating
addresses which resulted in an assault upon
Dublin, October 11. Informer Lanniehas
been committed to prison by the authorities
on learning that he was about to leave the
country to evade giving testimony against his
brother-in-law Poole, to be tried for the
murder of Kennedy. Lannie had already
testified that Poole gave him a full account of
how the deed was done.
Lampasas, October 11. At 11 o'clock last
night a fire occurred on Main street and con
sumed about $20,000 worth of property; in
surance about $10,000. Captain Ilarnes lost
two frame houses; C. S. Stapleton one frame
house, C. S. Stapleton, stock of groceries
valued at $3500; G. L, Pelrce, stock of grain
and hides and wool, $1500; Law & Law, bug
gies an& machinery, $500.
Dover, October 11, A priie fight has
been fought between Dennis Delaney and
Denny Cannon, well known athletes and
pedestrians. Three hundred spectators were
present and 49 rounds were fought, occupying
one hour and 40 minutes. The crowd were then
frightened by the police and a draw was de
clared. Doth were badly punished.
London, October 11. Some dispute arose
between Walton, the owner of Glrofle and his
trainer to-day, concerning her running In the
Ciarowlch'stakes races. At first it was al
leged that Glrofle had been poisoned and a
veterinary surgeon examined her. He certi
fied that nothing was wrong with her. The
matter will probably be referred to the Jockey
club. In the mean while Walton has trans
ferred his horses to Trainer Sherwood.
Washington, October 11, Secretary
Folger to-day received information from Port
Townsend, Washington Territory, of the cap
ture of II Chinamen, who, In violation of the
law, landed on the coast near Ihat port.
United Slates officers at that port were direct
ed to return the Chinamen to the place from
whence they came. Rear Admiral J. B. M,
Cliti, United States Navy, has made an ap
plication to be placed on the retired list, under
the 40 years service provision.
Columbus, October 11. More complete
returns Indicate an increase In the Democra
tic majority, and there will probably be con
siderably over 12,000 Democratic majority.
On a joint ballot the majority will not be
more than 24. The second amendment will
receive about 300,000 votes, and will probably
be adopted. The judicial amendment has
been carried beyond a doubt. The first
amendment will not get 100,000 votes. The
Prohibition wote Is estimated at from 5000 to
:o,oco, and the Greenback at 2000.
Des Moines, October 11. Serman'a ma
jority will reach 35,000. Complete returns
from 59 counties, which include the heavy
Democratic ones, give him 13,300. Partial
returns from the remaining counties give him
27,000. His plurality will not be less than
12,030. The lower house is close. The Re
publicans now have 54 and the opposition 41,
Out of the remaining five the Republicans
will get three. The Senate now stands: Re
publicans, 27; opposition, eight; In doubt,
five. Judge Cook Is elected in the Sitth dis
trict by a small msjorily.
Fort Worth, October II. The Commis
sioners' court to-day rejected all bids for
building the new jail, considering that the
contractors had combined against the county.
The lowest bid was $65,000. The Reverend
Robeit Dlnear, a very prominent Cumberland
Presbyterian minister, will, to-morrow, apply
for admission to the bar. He says he owes
money, and considers It his first Christian
duty to pay his debts. A gymnasium, to cost
$6000, will soon be built by a number of citi
sens. A charter has been asked for. Amos
Speer, runniog a gin four miles from thts city,
cut both his hands off at 5 o'clock this even
ing while trying to snatch a piece of hoop out
of the saws.
Nasiivilli, October It. The municipal
election to-day resulted in an overwhelming
victory for Ihe Citiiens' Reform ticket over
candidates for re-election of the old munici
pal regime. The Reform ticket was com
posed of blacks and whites, Democrats and
Republicans, and parly lines are obliterated.
It is the first time in the history of the city
government since the negroes were invested
with citizenship, that whites and blacks were
united. The taipayers are jubilant over the
rescue of municipal affairs from loss, woe and
corruption of the ward system. Intense in
terest was manifested during the day, but no
disturbances have been reported.
Galveston, October 11. Herr Lasker, a
distinguished German Statesman, who has
been making a tour of America, reached Gal
veston this morning, and Is temporarily dom
iciled with his brother, M. Lasker, a promi
nent merchant of this city. A lively set-to
occurred this afternoon on a Centre street car
between J. O. Aymes, a prominent cotton
merchant, and Colonel C. W. Hayes, cor
respondent of the New Orleans Times-Democrat
and the Si. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Aymes, it is said, had threatened to shoot
Hayes on sight for publishing details of a
sensational quarrel batween Mr. and Mrs.
Aymes. Dy-standers separated the combatants
before any serious damage was Inflicted.
Leavinworth, October 11. Major E. II.
Grimesell, Quartermaster United States
army, died at 1 p. m. to-day at Fort Leaven
worth of dropsy, aged 53. The body will be
taken to Atchison to-morrow, escorted by
General IJingham and Major Dunn on a
special car. The interment takes place on
Saturday. The reunlonion of old soldiers
continues to-day, and was a fine afTalr. The
street procession was Immense. People were
here from all parts of the Slate. The sham
naval encounter on the river between the
steamers Willie Code and Rob Roy, was wit
nessed by 20,000 people. The Pennsylvania
and Oh'.o soldiers organized a society during
the day, and the Es-Prisonets of war asso
ciation held a meeting. There Is a grand
display of fireworks to-night.
Tho Democrat. Naturally Award The
First I'rlie to the I'arty Organ.
Dr. 3f. f.lndncr, President of the Volksrest,
San Antonio, October 12. The under
signed, who were appointed a committee to
perform Ihe delicate duty of deterreiniogwhich
of the city papers had published the best re
port on the present (lale) Volksfest, bg leave
to submit the following :
The published reports of the Light, Eipress
and Times were submitted to the committee.
The Spanish paper, El Hogar, furnished us
no report, and the German paper, Frele
Pressc, declined being a competitor for the
The committee, after carefully eiamining
the reports submitted to them by the three
papers first named, have unanimously de
termined to award the first prize to the Times,
the second priie to the San Antonio Liciit.
In arriving at this conclusion the committee
are not unmindful of Ihe great Industry and
labor performed by the reporter of the Ex
press, whose report is entitled to honorable
mention of the committee and the gratitude of
111c managers 01 we voiKSiest.
Thomas J, Divine,
J. R. Mason.
Th'e Light is not surprised at the decision.
and it is only what can be expected when the
uncle of the so-called successful competitors,
and a shareholder of his paper, Is placed upon
the awarding committee. The award is that
of three Democrats, and it was only natural
that the prize should be awarded to the organ
of the party. The Times made serious
mistakes, did not give anything like
a full report of the proceedings,
omitted all the speeches, and garbled
the matter. The reason for this was
obvious. They had not the men to make
the reports, as they should have been made.
nor Ihe printers to set up any such matter, if
It were writen. The merits in the reports lay
between Ihe Light and the Express, and the
Light based its claims to the first prize, not
only on the fullness, but upon the accuracy
of its reports. It can not and will not accept
the judgment of such a committee, and under
the circumstance It declines to receive the
second prize. It Is willing to submit its
claims to a committee of three newspaper
men ot Integrity and ability, who
are outside of local Influence; to Hal
Gosling, or Dr. Van dell, the Presi
dent of the Texas Press association, and
the representatives of the Fort Worth Gazette
and theGalveston News men who, by their
experience and ability, are really capable of
judging the merits of the reports without
political influence or personal preference.
The prize awarded to the Light may be con
ferred upon EI Hogar, who have as much
claim for the second prize a! the Times has
to the first.
John W. Routcledge, aged 15 years, died
yesterday of typhoid fever, in the Third ward.
Hazel Martha Ive, aged 7 months, died
yesterday of Infantile remittent fever in the
Conservative Has a Few Words to Say Up
on tne roiiunon 01 the Hiver
a Shows That The Cllliem lluve Homo
Itlghts Writ as (ho Alder
men ot the City.
I am not at all ambitious ot having- tho "last
word," nor In my Judgment Is anything to bo
accomplished by an argument against tho tlows
of Alderman lockwood, who icons to act ar
gument at defiance, and to Illustrate, hla own
observation, that aomo pooplo are born "lop
sided." Tho municipal authorities aro compe
tent to prohibit tlis throwing of nith Into tbo
Irrigation ditches, and to punish all who violate-
tho ordinance, as for a nuisance, but they
not legally convert tho ditches Into sew.
era. Tbovlcoln Mr. Lockwood's argument Is
that ho assumes omnipotent power for
tlia municipal authorities, and maintains
they can legally dcprlvo the pub
Ho of both the public platas and tho Irrigation
dltcbcaln a certain contingency. Thobuprcino
court ot Texas haa decided Just to tho rvt rrse,
and no doutit understood tho matter fully an
In caso people were to clump tilth on tbo plazas
the city authorities could oloso them to the
public This Idea Is ridiculous and absurd. It
would ho no more absurd ror mo to aiacrt tlut
If Mr. Iockwood tailed to keep his prlvato lot
In a cleanly condition, and It was rcimrtod as
being a nuisance, tho municipal authorities
could dcprlvo Mr. Lockwood of his property
than II Is In him In maintain that the rllv mar
dcprlru tho publla ot tho plazas and ditches
becauso peoplo thought less hr using them, as
depmitorlea lor tlltby accumulations about
Hlghta cannot bp disregarded even by munici
pal uuthorltlos,and the right or tho public to tho
use nt tho plazas haa been conclusively ll
loscd of by tho Supremo court. Ily analogy,
tho public has a clear right tothouno o( tho
Irrigation ditches. They were cut for Irriga
tion purposes over two centuries aim, and have
liocn continuously used for such puriKxws and
as completely dedicated to Iho publla as tho
Tbo rights of the publlo depend upon the
constitution of the Bute, and the laws passed
pursuant to It. and not upon tho caprice or
pleasure of the Mayor and Aldermen, or or n
sanitary committee, whoso own appointment
may bo open to objection on tho scuro ot legal-
cannot convert them Into Rawer.
It seems to mo that "common sonso" would
Induce Mr. liOckwood to abstain from running
Into print to discuss questions, which ho Is not
convorsod with, but that la a mora matter of
taste, and concerns him alono. I deny tbo
omnipotence of tho municipal authorltlea and
of sanitary committees outside of tbo removal
of nuisances, and even there, they are
pel them to uso It, desplto their belief, that It
U not wholesome. Pruvldo purer watornrst,
Mr. lockwood. beforo you dcprlvo poor peo
ple of the only accessible water ditch water
and river wator. Why docs not tho city pur
chase tho waterworks and lay down mains on
ercry strcot, so every family can enjoy pure
water, cboaply and abundantly, Instead of
fussing about their using the only water ac-
cosslblo to them? landlords will tint nrnvl.lt
hydrant water for their lots, and the lessees
are 100 poor to un so, "ontiiclr own hook,"
and so must use Just such wator aa la most
handy to them. Conhehvative.
THE ALLEGED OUTRAGE.
Dun II. Campbell Culls Upon the Light
And Makes Ills Statement.
Mr. Dan II. Campbell, who Is charged with
outraging Maralo Hawkins, culled at tho Lkiiit
omco this morning and raado tho following
statement respecting tho affair, to which ho
nmicd his signature.
I know Mamlo Hawkins and hnvo known her
for some time. She Is 17 years of ago. I met
her at tho volksfest garden 011 Saturday cvon
log. She asked mo to act down atonoot tho
tabloa. I did to, (ben asked hor to havo a glass
of beer, which sho aoccptod. Wo talked for a
while and thon I gave her S3 for acquaintance
sako. Bho then treated two beers, and we left
mogarucn. in passing unarloy mil s saloon
on Prosa street wo bad another beer and then
wo went to Nlggll's garden, when wo hud an
other bocr. I Uo not remember anything more
Until I awoke at 2.30 o'clock In the mnrnlnir.
and found that wo wero both lying In a dry
ditch, at tho corner ot Harden and 1 1 room
streets. I had one shoo off, anil uould not Und
It In tbo dark. Bo wu wont to my bouso while
I got another pair ot shoes, sho waiting on tho
outside. Wo went back to Oarden street and
she there found my shoe and a big dollar.
1 said, "lot us go home," and sho said, "no, I
don't caro n d for daddy and mammy, I bave
told them 1 am going away with Dan Campbell
and I. mean It." Then I said, "I'll go
home and cbango my clothes. I did so, and she
waited for mout t ho corner of Uardcn and liist
Nuova street. When 1 camo buck to her sho
said. "I thouirht I saw mv rstlifr." f rnnliMl.
"I guess you did not. 1 then proposed to go to
Nlggll's garden for breakfast. Bho said, "all
rum, auu wont, mere. 1 too a Peer and a
Nllldwlcb. Bho took a lemonade, aavlnir ihn
could not eat. !oonard Waolder waited upon
us. We took tho street cars and went to tbo
uueniiicr a mm uriage. Alter staying thcro
for some time wo rodo back to Nlggll's. Then
we wont back to (luenthor'a mill and rntnrnAil
again tp Mggll'a garden. Thon 1 again pro-
injocu iukv uu Buuuiu rwiuni uome, ana ino
missions." We had dinner at Nlggll's about 11
o ciock, anu aiicr we uau none, 1 said,' 'Mamie,
wed better take a bottle of hwr with it. "
She said, "all right." Bhe took the bottlo. I
took a glass, which I borrowed, and wo then
returned to Quenthor'a mill, where we stayed
un uuuut u uiuck. 1 agaia eaiu. -siamie, you
No. I am afraid you'll catch on to some other
girl, you had batter atlck to me." 1 told ber
- no, 1 wouiu now ana sua ropnea, "All rignt,
then. I'll iro home." Wo tonic II. .1 nn iul vr.f
otlattheLortcaaaloon, and abe took me to
Mrs. Umacbeld'a, whero she wanted to too Mrs.
Uniscaeld. That lady was out, and wo thon
went past Fireman's hall No. 3 on tho way
down Avenue C, whore wo were aeon by Harney
Uberhardt and Frank Bchrolner. I bado ber
goou Dye mere. 1 aamittnat an Improper In
timacy haa existed between us for inmn tlmn.
hut thcro la no occasion for aaylng that there
was anything like an outrage, because sbe has
at all times been n consenting party to what
has occurred. Thero Is no foundation what
ever ror saying mat tier clothes wero torn ana
deranged and nothing moro occurred upon
that occasion than had occurred lirnvlnutlv. I
am hero to moot tlm groundless cbargo like a
man, and I will make the accusers pay for the
injury wnicn is aono to my reputation.
UiN 11. CAMI'UEI.L.
l'rlnce Warner's Suit.
The case of Prince Warner vs. the city of
San Antonio came betorc Judge' Turner yes
terday. The plaintiff sues the city for $20,250
damages, arising from his fall in a dangerous
hole in a culveit on Houston street. The
defendant put In a demurrer showing lhat the
State of Texas makes no provision for such
damages, and that the decision of the Supreme
court has been to follow the State laws in all
such cases. An elaborate argument for and
against the demurrer yesterday afternoon and
morning. Judge Turner reserved bis opinion.
TURNER OPERA HALL
flrettt mulral cventflflTl 10 11
I'rldaynnd MtunlsrUul.i 11, Id,
and Baturday matinee.
If ratal )j the celebrated KnglUh
Miss St. Quinten,
Tho acknowledged queen of opera bouffc, sup-
ropnllUtt artists. New cos
tumes, splendid orches
tra. Friday, Oct. 13
Lcs Cloches Do Cornovillc.
tol to t ho DnnLnfllrn.
joiiiuch uctoucr i anu 10.
TURNER OPERA HALL.
Sunday l Monday, Oct. H 1 15.
I.I 1,1 AN IlltOWN'S FAMOUS
In their wonderful success,
"The Electric Doll,"
A musical absurdity. In two acts, with an In
troductory from the (lerroan, abounding In
comical and startling situations. Sparkling
music, a coiupleto cast, new scenery and our
own orchestra, ltcscrrod suits at Itlscbe'r,
WK IIAVn OPUNUD THIS WKUK A
CASH OF EXCKLLENT QUA MTV OF I'N-
i)i:iisnntT3, which wu Aim offbiiinu
ATTHK ASTON'ISHINO U)V FltlCU OF
0UH STOCK OF CI.0Till.Nn, HATS, CAl'3
AND FUltNISIIINa O00D9, ETC., IS SEC
OND TO NONE. WE SHALL I1C PLEASED
TO SEE YOU, WIIl.THEIl YOU PUltCIIASl!
Men's clothier and outfitter, ZjS and 251
Main street, San Antonio.
13T NOTE. Wo mako a specialty of Mon'e
Linen collars, and aro selling our best grado
for 13 M cents, eo,ual to any In tho United
Have opened a branch of their Galveston
house at 250 Commerce street, San Antonio,
and have the largest stock ol ptanos, organs,
sheet music, strings and musical instruments
of any house In the city. They are State
agents for the world renowned Steinway
and the iivoritc and popular Emerson pianos,
and sell ihe same, as well as all other goods
In their line, as cheap as any house North or
South. Thos. Coggan & Bros, sell pianos and
on such small monthly Installments that every
family can afford to buy one. 9-25-301
ltltodlus & Tempsky
Ilavo a largo stock iof renting pianos. Cheap
The St. Leonard Hotel.
Wo advise our friends when they go to San
Antonio to stop at tho now "St. Leonard
Hotel." on tho south aide ot Main plaza, whero
they will And Jiandtouiely turnlabod rooms, an
cxAMlent table, and every borne comfort, all
for the roasouable sum of $3 and it CO per day,
according to the rooms oooupted. No whero
In the South can tho samo accommodations bo
found for the money, stock mon will please,
mako a nolo of this. u-llKlia