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Den'era ero aupplloil with n better vurloty of Cltfiirs, Tobacco, and Smokers' Articles by SIM IIAHT, tho only oxclustvo tobacconist In Han Antonio, Toxas. Vol. I.-No. 91. f HASRBMOVED TO 206 EMANUEL THE CITY Has Removed Mis Stock of To 206 Commerce St Tho storo formerly occupied by (I. A. Dnorlcr, tho Confcutlonor, whom ho will bo plousod to rocelvo his old 1id now uuatuuiur, and Kimruntces to sell all (foods at GREATLY REDUCED PRICES. Hnth In Ktaula and Fancy Groceries, that will plcaso all Don't forirot tho place, No. -1M Oominerco Street, CityGrocoLy Store, HAS REMOVED TO 206 iiiMnrni LUMBER coividlii ; IN ANY QUANTI'f V, AT -BHD. STEVES. & SONS' Y mU at International and OroHt Northern Hallroad Depot, and nalroston, Harrlsburtr nod Kan Antonio rullroad trade, Host Ooimuem) Street. CALCASIEU AND The best grades always on hand. Also, Doors, Sash, Blinds, Mduldings, 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. AUCTION! Grenet's Alamo Store. In' Dry Goods Department, Upstairs Dry Gooas, Dress Goofls, Trmifflinis, Lucas, Gloves, Hniiilkerclilcl's, Ladles' and Cliilriruns' Shoes, Clothing, lints, Boots and Shoes, Glassware, Crockery, Fancy Goods, Etc. TO . BE CONTINUED DAILY TTin.til Closed Oixt- jyCome one, come all. Ladies specially invited. The Grocery Department will be carried on as usualj and will continue to supply first quality goods at foir prices. Come and be convinced that we mean exactly what we say. The San COMMERCE STREET. ABRAHAMS, GROCER, I II I lUv Emanuel Abrahams. COMMERCE STREET. Miiumrnii XjXJJVEESESI. Lumuui ; ; LOUISIANA FINE Antonio Light. San Antonio, Texas, Tuesday, July wassox ix ruisox. How the Convicted Kx-l'nymaster Was lterelved nud Treated at the Leavenworth Penitentiary. What II Hhi to Bay In Respect tn the Court Martini Kecently Held Uere. The St. I,ouis Evening Chronicle publishes the following account of Wasson's arrival in Leavenworth: When ex-Major Wasson arrived at the penitentiary in Leavenworth he wore a straw hat and a civilian dress, consist ing of a dark-blue sack coat, thin striped, summer pantaloons, blue vest, plain black tie, heavy gold watch and chain, and elegnnt rings and sleeve buttons. lie is a handsome man, straight as an Indian, standing about six feet high, and weighing about 170 pounds. His eyes are a light gray, his hair a light brown, and he wore an elegant SILKY HLONDB MUSTACHR fully five inches long. His nose is prominent but shapely. He- his a keen, penetrating glance, and would be put down as an intelli gent, refined and shrewd man by almost every casual observer. Warden Jones received the prisoner kindly, saying? " It is not often we have a West Point cadet in prison walls and we will try and not be too hard with you. I presume you will be sorry to part with your mustache." The Major replied in a voice slightly trem ulous, " indeed I would," and ihere was a tear in his eye, "Vou may wear it until to morrow and we wilt see whaf can be done about it." Previous to being taken to the bath-room, the Major said he had been de nied the privilege of talking with the repre sentatives of the press. To a reporter he then said: "Ialeaded guilty before the tribu nal before which I was tried, but did hope that so muchof his sentence which might relata to confinement would be remitted. That not being the case, I am resigned to my fate, and will try to do .the very best I can under the circum stances." " Did you have an impartial trial ?" " Perfectly so. I have no reason to com plain." " How have army officers treated you since yeur arrest?" " I have been treated with uniform kindness and courtesy by every eificer." " Was gambling not the principal cause of your trouble t" " Ves, sir. The whale matter could have been averted had I done what I was asked to do last fall by a personal friend of mine, Colonel W. K. Gibson, who now lives in Leavenworth, and is now Chief Paymaster of the Department of Missouri." The Major explained that Col. Gibson had asked him to go to Leavenworth instead of staying in San Antonio, and that had he done so he would not have got into trouble. He added that the entire loss to the government $5,500 had been made good, and that HIS UONDSMKN HAVE LOST NOTHING. t The reporter asked: "Have you shielded others when you could have got a lighter punishment ?" "I have not divulged any names', nor shall I ever do so." "Is it true that you obtained a part of the, salary of your clerk I" "No sir; it is not true." Before he was taken from the office to the cells Major Wasienasked Warden Jones how many letters he would be permitted to write and was much grieved when told he could write only once a month. VA. MASCOTTK. The .luvenlle Mascot Opera CompaDy 1'roducea Audran'a 1'opular Opera, Last night the Juvenile Mascot Opera com pany made their debut in Audran's popular opera "La Mascotte," and it may fairly be described as being successful. The music and the plot of the opera are too well known and appreciated to need criticism, and from its first presentation to the present day it has held sway over the lyric stage. The version presented last night was a good one, and was made additionally attractive by .the splendid orchestral arrangement by Professor Frank A. Hall, band master of the Eighth cavalry band. And the scenery and groupings were magnificently arranged, indeed it is question 'able whether such excellent arrangements were ever made by any of the many pro fessional troupes who have presented the opera in this city. The characters of Bettina, by Miss Ilortie Jones, and Fiametta, by Miss Helena Jones, the accomplished daughters or Dr. Jones, were good, and chowed that the ladies had considerable musical and artistic talent. Mr, W, G. TobinJ Jr., at Pipo, Mr. J. R, Harrold 17, 1883. as Rocco, Mr. Robert Decker as Prince Fred erick, Mr. J. W. Tobin as Parafante, were very good representatives, the only difficulty being that they sometimes got off the score. As Lorenro XXII, Mr. Howard C. Cooke was excellent, his tenor was good, and he sang and acted with the ease of a profersional actor, but he could not get wind enough in that trombone,-although he tried hard to do it. The choruses were somewhat faulty, but considering all circumstances, were not by any means bad. Taken as a whole, the performance was remarkably good for an amateur entertainment, and Mr. Olto W. Hilgers, musical director, and Mr. Howard C. Cooke, manager, deserve great credit for the way in which they have manipulated the material at their disposal and been able to attract and amuse such a large audience as was present last night. The next performance will be given on Wednesday night, when those who have not seen the opera as represented by the juveniles should not fail to attend. A SAD riCTUHK. How the Insune Win Seen lly Visitor nt the Poor limine. Mr. John Wells informed the Light that he visited Mr. McDowell, a pauper lunatic at the poor house yesterday. On inquiring at the oliice he was directed to a stable. He proceeded to the place indicated and there be held a spectacle that was by no means credit able to the citizens of Bexar county. Reclin ing on straw, which had apparently not been changed for some time, was laid the form of McDowell. Hawas chained to the wall by both ankles and was perfectly naked; there was not even a single vestige of clothing, or bedding tn the place, which presented a sad appearance. McDowell seemed to recog nize his visitor, and spoke quite rationally. He was so sensible as to endeavor to cover his nakedness. The sight was, indeed, deplora ble, and Mr. Wells left the poor house with a bad opinion of the way Bexar county treats its lunatics. The Light commissioner brought the mat ter before Judge Mason this morning. The Judge tacitly admitted that Mr. Wells' account was correct, but he urged that there are no provisions made for keeping them, and in this particular case the man has destroyed his clothing. He cannot put such men in the hospital, because thty disturb the sick, and he is not able tn send them to jail because they disturb the prisoners. He does not think that anything can be done until the city pay up under the old judgment and the new hospital is built. ANOTIIBK 1IUILUINQ ASSOCIATION. The San Antonio Urltluli Ilulldlng and Investment Association Is Fully Organized, A meeting of the San Antonio British Building and Investment association was held last night in the reading room of the British association over Groos' bank, when the share holders proceeded to elect permanent officers. The following gentlemen were elected : Presi dent, W. Holland; Vice President, James Findlay; Secretary, R. C. Symington; Treas urer, II. Ryder-Taylor. On motion, the President appointed a committee consisting of Mr. George Findlay, chairman, and Messrs, John Norcross, Fred Hayes, R. C. Syming ton and H. Rydtr-Taylor, to frame the char ter, constitution and by-laws. The meeting then adjourned, to meet again in the same place an Monday next, the 23d instant, when the directorate will be elected. The new asso ciation will be cosmopolitan in its character and will be conducted on equitable principles. A large number of shares have already been taken up, Til U COUNTY COMMISSIONER Add Several Thouinud Dollars lo the Assessment Koll and Make Material Change. ' The County Commissioners are still incres ing the taxation and put $20,000 on to the assessment list yesterday. They appointed Mike Ryan as assistant guard at the poor house, and it was announced that a third weigher would be appointed on Monday next. TO-DAY'S PROCEEDINGS. The County Commissioners this morning made the following additional assessments: W. A. Lockhart, $200; C. Michel, $500; R. Newmann, $300; M. K. Meredith, $550; Hummel & Son, $100; Thomas Vance," $406; C. H. Guenthcr, $1000; II. Bitters, $5250. What She Did. As the Light man was leaving the Mission garden last night, he noticed a handsome brunette take a button hole boquet from her breast and pin it on the breast of a certain young man. At the same time she whispered, "Don't say I gave it you." Then she blush ed and flew away like a fawn, to catch some friends from whom she had slipped to do this kindly act lor the young man, who was evi dently well pleated with the compliment. ONE MILLION Wacksmlth 5-Cent Cigars liavo been sold glnco January In San Antonio. Olvo satisfaction whorovor sola. SIM IIAHT. Main Plaza, Wholosalo Tobacconls'. Ten. Cents a Week IN TUK PKOIIATK COURT. Detail of the HuslneM That Teaterday came nerore County Judge Mason. Yesterday afternoon the Countv Iud w busily employed with probate business, which was aectaea as lollows : In the estate Jese Miguel de la Garza, the will of the deceased was filed for probate, and the court annnint.,1 J. M. Herrerra, as administralot . His bond was nxedat $1800. The will of Augustine Berrerra was filed fnr probate. Ills relict. Antonio Salmi. 11,,,.,,, was appointed administratrix, and W. W uerry, carles L. Wurzbach and Jay Minter appraisers. In the case of the minor. E. Smith, the fi,l account of the guardian, his application for re lease from guardianship and recommendation that the mother and step-father of the minor ue given cnarge, were filed and so ordered. in me estate ol b. E. and Emma Seller, the application of John Smith for Utters of ad ministration was granted, and he was ap pointed guardian of the minor heirs, bond being fixed at $1500. George R. Dashiel, John Rosenheimer and George Altgelt were appointed appraisers. In the estate ol John Krause, the wife ap plied for the administration of the estate and guardianship of the minor children, and for the order of sale for certain real esta'e. The question of the sale was postponed until next term. In the meantime, the court appointed George R. Dashiel, John Rosenheimer a.id George Altgelt, appraisers. Her bond was fixed at $6000. The will of the latr I'ai v; .... by William H. Burke and the further proceed ings delayed until to-morrow morning, after the administrator had filed his exhibit. In the estate of the late Henry Weir, the widow filed her final account, a prayer for sale of property and a petition to have a certain sunt granted her in lieu of homestead. The court reserved action in this matter until to morrow. C. L. Kroger was appointed guardian ef the minor children and administrator of Lutz's estate,, and his bond fixed at $1000. Tom Hughes, James McSorley and Henry Miller were appointed appraisers. In the estate of M. E. Clark, the temporary administrator presented her final account, and the case went over until next term for proof of heirship. Ban Antonio Olrl In Fort Worth. We clip the following from a recent issue of the Fort Worth Democrat: "Miss Lena Walker, the young lady visiting Fort Worth from San Antonio, mentioned in the Democrat several weeks ago, returned to her home this morning via the Missouri Pacific railroad. Miss Walker made many friends while here, who regret to see her leave so soon. The Democrat learns that there are several of our young men inquiring how much It costs to go from here tn San Antonio." "A FIc for Such Charity." Immediately in the rear of the Light office on the lot adjoining, are a number of well burdened fig trees, and of course when the 20 odd carrier boys ;of the paper came around they generally hunted around for whatever ripe figs that might be in reach. To-day the owner had a man to chop off all the branches of the trees that hung over the fence, we pre sume, for the purpose of removing the tempta tion to yank a ;fig out of the way of the youngsters. The Justice at Work, The followiug cases came before Justice Adam's court this morning : William Stauss vs. Chas. Ragenthin, suit on sequestration ; judgment for the plaintiff. Fred Eisenhauer vs. the Galveston, Har risburg and San Antonio railroad, suit on ac count for $19 75 ; judgment for $12. The State vs. W. Steptoe, charged with horse stealing, continued, owing to the absence of State witnesses. The State vs. Simon Rodrigues, charged with an assault on Albino Rivera, at the cock pit last Sunday, set for trial at 4 o'clock to day. Flcure tt Out. Twelve persons stopped at a hotel over night. On asking their bill the next morning they found it to be $12. The old men paid $4 each, the old women paid $2 each, the young men paid 50 cents each and theyounr women 25 cents each. How many old men, how many old women, how many young men and how many young women were there traveling in this crowd t When the Tigs Itecln to Fly. From tbo Kansas City Journal. It is exceedingly bad management in the weather bureau, this having two or three days of 94 and 95 weather, and then saying in Ihe morning papers that there to be "no change in temperature." When the Democratic party getsMn to power we shall not exactly have cold days, but a cool day will be distri buted hete and there through the hot spelli.