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'TIS TRUE !
The San Antonio Light.
Doalorsaro supplied with ft bolter
varloty of ClKnra, Tobacco, una
Smokers" Articles by SIM 1IAHT,
tlio only oxeluslvo tobacconist In
San Antonio, Texas.
Illacksmlth 5-Cent Cigars have been
sold slnco January In Snh Antonio.
Olvo satisfaction wherever sold .
RIM IIAHT, Main Plaza, Wholosalo
Vol. I. No. 92. f
San Antonio, Texas, Wednesday, July 18, 1883.
Ten Cents a Week
HAS REMOVED TO 206
His Stock of
To 206 Commerce St.
Tho store formorly ooeuplo'l by U. A. D.tcrlcr, tlio Confectioner, whoro ho
will bo pleased to rccelvo his old mid new customers,
nnd guarantees to sell nil goods at
GREATLY REDUCED PRICES.
Ilotli In Staple und Fancy Groceries, that will please i.ll
Don't forget the place, No. 20d Commerce Street.
City Grocery Store, Emanuel Abrahams.
HAS REMOVED TO 206
njMDD i ;
IN ANV QUANTITV, AT
EID. STEVES &; S03STS'
V irds nt International and Groat Northern Uallroad Depot, and Qalvoston, Htirrlsburg and
San Antonio rallruud track, Uit.it Oommcreo 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.
Grenet's Alamo Store.
In Dry Goods Department, Upstairs
Traces, Gloves, Handkerchiefs, Ladies' and
Glillurcns' Shoes, Clothing, Hats, Hoots, and
Shoes, Glassware, Crockery, Fancy Goods, lite.
TO BE CONTINUED DAILY
TLTxrtil Closed Oiat-
jtQrCome one, come all. Ladies specially invited. The Grocery Department
will be carried on as usual, and will continue to supply first quality goods at
fair prices, Come and be convinced
1 MMPrn 1 1
LumuLii : :
that we mean exactly what we say,
An Unutunl Amount of Huslnes Trans-
noted at the Meeting Yester
Interesting Iteport From the Committee
on City Dltcliei, und Their Cost
New Uutluess, Ktc.
The City Council of Ban Antonio not In reg
ular session, with the following list of distin
guished personsges present! J. II. French,
Mayor; Alderinon Schrclncr, Lockwood, Gal
lagher, Ilelknap, Dwyer, Story, Helton, Nlggll,
lllchtor, Pauly, Degener, City Clerk Claudon,
City Attorney S. O. Newton, and City Marshal
he minutes of tlio preceding mooting wcro
read nnd approved.
Tho following pctl'Ions woro referred to
proper committees :
From citizens, asking tlint Ilium street bo
From Catherine Dletlcr, requesting settle
ment of n judgment.
From citizens, asking for a bridge at tho foot
of Kingsbury streot.
From J. H. Clark, asking permission to de
stroy nuts In San Pedro Dark, 175 beds, for (75.
From ltyau .fc Itamschlscl.foroxcliislio priv
ilege of using stand pipes for street sprinkling
From citizens, for water mains and hydrants
on Mncnn street and for Mains and hydrants on
From Mrs. Meredith, regarding ntistructl'n
of her property on tlio alley.
From I,. Moko, for permission to erect a lum
ber ebco on'West Preen street.
From II. Carter and Umschcld, for lumber
building on Ilium street.
Application from tho City Clork for an assist
ant. Tho Finance committee reported on tho City
Clerk's application favorably, and rccom-
monded that n salary of $50 per month bi ap
pealed up to February 2ti for such usslstance,
and was so ordered by tho Council.
A roport from tho City Fnglnecr on uncom
pleted sidewalks was thon read by tho Mayor,
which was accepted and referred to tho chair
man of tho Public Improvement commlttco
and tho Mayor.
Financo commlttco: Heports of Treasurer,
Collector, City Clerk and other city olllclals
had been examined and found correct, together
with several small bills, which were ordered
Petitions and ordinances: Major Dwyer re
ported that ho had an ordinance on streot car
regulations, nut couiii report that tuero was
now no necessity for it, as tlio street railway
company had ndopti d rules andemploycd con
ductors, which obviated tho necessity for such
Tho Market Master Is required and ordored
to keep a record of the color and brands of all
hides of animals slaughtered In tho elty, nnd
lllci tho same In his oillcv.
Action on a City Inspector of Weights and
.Measures was postponed for turthor time.
At a former meeting of tho city Council, T.
II Clarke asked for J50 damages sustained by
a collision with a elty sciivcngor wagon. Tho
commlttco reportoil that Clarko had paid out
but J5 for rcDalrs on his vehicle.
Streets and bridges : Tlio Atoka Coal com
pany potiuonoii ior permission to eroct a coal
bin at tho International railroad dopot, which
was reported on tavorably by tho committee,
Alderman Lockwood reported as follows
irom ino uomimueo on streets ami linages :
Oentlemen: Vour Committee on Stents nmi
Ilrldges, etc., have Inspected tho new foot
bridge over tho river at tho Convent, nnd deslro
to my that It Is not only a very substantial
biidgo, but also a very economical one, the cost
to tho city being only S3SU. Vour committee
would call the attention of tho Council to the
tact th t the city, through her elllcleiit Street
Commissioner, can build th-se bridges nt least
ono third cheaper than by contract, and wo are
of tho opinion that It would bo or great advan
tage to tho city to have all paving and macad
amizing of our strootsdonu by tho city, under
the supervision of tlio Slicot Commissioner.
Your commit too would further state that
they Inspected tho Mooring of tho Navarro
Bireei unuge, mo nun unugo, nuu tlio Com
merce street bridge, and nre of the opinion
that all of euld bridges should be re-covered
with oak nlunk. three Inches In thlcKnew. Ami
we rccommond that tho Streot Commissioner
ue nuinorizeu to purcnase sumcicnt oak tim
ber to Door aforesaid bridges. All of which is
An order was mado that bids bo nskod for
minuer to carry out i no provisions or the
Petition of Mrs. Mary 13, Ilucliiinan, asking
for property Hues on Alameda streot.
Alderman Lookwood ollored tho following
Ho It ordainod by the City Counoll, That the
City Engiucor shall bo governed in innklntr snr.
voys of city lots, by tho lines established by his
predecessors In olllce as provided by Boctlon 2,
Chapter XX, It. or Inunces. That in making
such surveys, he shall. In no event, encroach
upon tiny siteet or alley, nut, it in the dis
charge of tils duty ho shall llnd any encroach'
nient already existing, ho shall forthwith m.
port tho samo to tha City Council, with plat or
tracing, showing the locality and cxtentofsuch
ciiuroucijinuiu, wini sucn suggestions as may
seem proper iulho prumlav tor tlio notion of
The renort was then adonted In nninr tn nr.
vent the Engineer from compromising lines
and rectifying mistakes of previous Hnglnocrs
without reporting It to the City Council.
Alderman Lockwood also submitted n resolu
tion requiring .amum vimiiw nun u. union tu
open a street to form oomluuatlon of Seventh
street, tn tho Second ward, within ISO days.
Aldorumn Dcgcner suggested that tlio Wutor
Works company should lo-el off and clear
Avenue C, in order that it may bo proporly
drained as before tho water mains were put
down. A resolution was adopted that the
matter bo called to tho attention of the com.
puny, with a requost that It be compiled with
in 30 days.
Aldorman Ilolton again brought up his reso
lution for remitting taxes on the Methodist
Church South property, which could not bo
aoted upon, as no ono who votod against tho
report could bo had to vote for reconsidera
tion. Petitions and ordinances: Petition for re
mission of tho ?lfO line of It, II. Johnson wus
roported upon favorably by tho committee,
which wus grunted by tho Council on tho
ground of charity, and not by reason of Its
oxoosslveness. Sovonty-ilvo dollars of tho
amount was remitted, with tho provision that
It bo rcfunficd to Mrs, Johnson,
The committee also rernmmpndnd thut tho
$2i line or Tom Woods bo romlttoa. Not
com tiunicatmu from tho Waterworks com
pany on location of more hydrants on
i ven uo u.
Alderman Detrennr mm-pri that tlm liv.trnnta
bo not received until tho streets he put In a
proper condition, or tho same as before the
mains wero laid.
Proposition of tho Water Works company
for piinlng down mains and hydra-its, tho
latter WO fcot apart, 50,000 feet of mains to bo
nut down counllv In the four wnritr. wim re
ported on favorably by tho committee and
Alderman Lockwood nlso read tho following
renort on cltv ditches!
To tho Honorable Mayor and City Council :
xeiiucmcn l our commmeo to wnom wns
referred the report of tho Ditch Commission
ers of the east and west sldo of tho river, beg
leave tn submit the following:
It appears from the report or II. Wllklns, of
tho wont side, mutrolllng the San Pedro, Att
ain and Upper Labor ditches, with their vari
ous branches, that tho receipts from tho salo
of water amounts to $.708 Ml, whllo tho expen
ditures for repairs, etc., amount to $7(1) 70,
Bhowlng a direct los to tho city of $41 20, to
which must be added tho salary of tho Ditch
Commissioner, amounting to $!i00ii year.
On tho east side, Frank Huntress, Ditch
Commissioner, re 'oris: Expenditures $Wfl 20
and receipt", $MW 60, hemg a surplus over ex
penses of S1U2 W), but ho recommends tho re
pairing of certain bridges and tho construction
of ndraln, that will carry tho expenditures far
In oxccfs or tho receipts, without considering
tho salary or tho DJtch Cominlsslonor-JuOO per
The ditch tax book shows 152 water con
sumers upon the west sldo of tho of tho rlvor,
while upon tho east sldo tho sumo book shows
2"0 consumers. Wo llnd on tho west sldo
of tho river 11 person using water for tho
purposo of rulslng vegetables for tho market,
and on tho cast sldo 18. All tho rest of the
consumers of water uso It entirely for their
Tho result of our Investigation Is tint we
dud tho elty expending, for 411 persons, not
less than $5000 per year, Icludlug salaries of
Ditch Commissioners', repairing of brldgos,
Cleaning of dltchoj, etc. Asnearas wo could
ascertain, 20 persons out of 411 aro engaged In
tho business' f ralelng vegetables for eulo to
tho public, leaving a bulnnco of IISI persons who
aro rurnlshcd waterfreo by tho city, or nearly
so. tho charge being men ly nominal, for their
own prl nto uses, at tho expense of tho restor
Vour commlttconre, therefore, of theopldlon
that thcBO ditches should bo tiiadosoir-sustiln-ing,
nnd that each nnd every person 'sing
water from tho said ditches, for any pirposo
whatever, should liav their nro rata nt tlm nr-
tio'ise attending the k'.eplng opcn.cleaningaud
brldulng of said ditches, as also the salaries of
the Ditch Commissioners in fact, that tho city
should beat no loss In furnishl 'g wnterto par
ties desiring and applying for it. And wo lur
ther recommend thut tho Ditch committee be
Instructed to ascertain what parties deslro to
uso water from the ditches for tho ensuing
jeurj uiiu, uiier iieccriammg tno prouaoio cost
to tho city of maintaining tho ditches, to estab
lish a rate or nrlco for tho water that will fnlli
cover at least three-quarters of all tho expeuso
entailed upon tho elty thereby, leaving tho city
us ono of tlio bencllclarles, to pay one-fourth of
.Vour commlttco would further recommend
Hint tho Street Cotnmkalnner. In ennlnnml,,,,
with tho City F.nglnecr, ho Instructed to exam
ine into the necessity for nnd tho probable cost
ui mo iiiicnos recommenueu uy uiicu commis
sioner Huntress, on Drand nvenno. niul r.
port to tho Council at tho noxt regular moot
ing. Your coiumlttco is of tho opinion that
emu uruiu is very necessary nnusnouiu uo con
structed as soon as unsslble. to oroteet lh
uronerf of citizens living along the lino of the
Mndio or Alamo ditch. This drain would re
lieve tho ditch of all tho surplus wator that
uuivniiiiu ii tiiiruig me prevalence oi ncavy
rains from tho hills eust or tho Sunset railroad
Alderman Dwyer moved to lay the report on
tho table. So ordered.
t-pcclal committee : Aldcrmnn Pauly sub
mitted a roport recommending that, lots 7, 8, 0,
10. 11. 12. block 1. adliilnlmr Mrs. niirnowirv'a
proporty, in the Third ward, bo purchased lor
a gravel pit, at $000. Adopted.
Petitions tor opening a streot nnd for n
uyuram, w.ero roierrcu to committees.
It "was ordered that tho northwest wall or the
Marshal s olllco be repaired.
Aldorman Ilelknap read tho following:
Whereas. Our cltv Is no Innirnr m.iiii.
station or u country village, hut Is fast taking
mo IIII9IUUH ui n piioiiiuns city, oeing to nay
rcooglzed as one or tlio lurcest (If not tho
largest) city In Texas; and, whereas, tho Im
provements Incident to our increasing pros
perity I'lOUlro a larirer oxopiulitiini m mnnm-
thau tho Council Is authorized to appropriate
without a vote of the peoploauthorlzlngdlrcct
lujuiiiiiu, ur uiu imkujdco oi nouns; tncrorore
Ho It reolvod. Tint siuti'lnl liniinl ,u, ii.
llo Improvements bo organized, to consist or
tlio Mayor. (Chairman Finance committee,
Chairman Publla Improvements committee.
yu.. imUOuroU HUgUS CO 111 III 1 UCO, uny
onco huvo prepared estimates for paving nnd
sewering, or surface drainage through sfreeta
mm uuiicir, iiiiiuo oi omo uurauio material,
such an asphalt, frankllnlto or freestone hlnni
or any other durable Pavement, tho lollowlng
named sttoets and plazas, via: Main
nuu viiiiuu puizas, uomtiicrco street,
from Main tilaza to Alamo street; Hous
ton street, from HnlxrWl atnu.t t.. u.
jilaza; Koledad street, from Main plaza
Jo Houston street: Navarro street, from Com-
iiivituMiuui ui jiiuision streo', ana Alamo
siiuui, iruiii i iiiiiiucrco street to Alamo plazs.
Holt lurtlier resolved, That said estimates
not to exceed In amount $250,000, together with
tho plans lor the work to bo done, be submitted
to the neuolo of Hun Aiitnnl,. rrr th.,i- .,.
proval.and thatniu-lca Ion bo called and held
on tho second Tuesday In August noxt, at
whloh tlmo the question sh.ill be submitted to
tho people as to whether tho elty authorities
siiim uuiiuiiiiirijr.eii tuisiiioiiio tioiiusnccessary
tn ninko sue 1 linn, nvi'tnnnta '
Jlott furthor resolved, That tho details of
bo submitted, tho charnetor of the bonds, otc.
oto .shall be arrangod and agreed upon by tho
speclul Hoard of Public Improvements.
Itefcrred to Financo cotnmltten
A resolution wusudoptcd requiring that all
coal weighed be charged for by thy City
Tlio O.-dar of Uhoseu Friend.
Tlio San Alltnnln Pnnnxll Wn la ,.lll i
Clary studio, Houston street, nt 8 o'clock
P. in., Saturday, 21st lost. Husiness of Impor
tance. A full attendance desired. Insured
members will thon rccelvo the certificate of
membership. w. M. KuoAtt,
T . Chief Couuccllor.
J. W. OMiir, Sooretary.
Recollection of dues In the city offices for
the month of June :
City Marshal $ 12 fo
City Markets (not all collected) 700 33
City hnclncerftCB collected ia) 61)
r or tiubl lo Imnriivemei.ta i..-. .ri
Ciiy Attorney, back taxes,..,'.'. ' .'.'.' TJt 87
City pound . tuJi tk
hey Knoounter With Chairs, Tlion 1'lstf,
Yeiterday about 2 o'clock two rentlemen .
respectively named Augusttu Danberry and
II. Thornton, became involved in a finht nv
some dUpute at cards. It appears while play
ing cards at a saloon on Military Dlaza. Dan-
berry became insulting, and tried hard to get
up a quarrel, ihornton kept his temper, never
saying a word, while Danberry still continued
abusing him in every way, at last saying "he
would whin the life out of him." Unon this
Thornton rose, when Danberry seized a shair,
inornton doing likewise. A terrific battle
with chairs now ensued, first one then th
other getting in his blows with good effects.
tnts could not last long, and throwing down
tne cnairs they grappled. After rollinr' over and
over, the panting combatants were separated,
wnen uanberry emerging from the saloon was
arrested, and Thorton was taken shortly after
wards. Thornton behaved well throughout,
trying to keep his temper, and did his best to
prevent Ihe above disagreeable occurrence tak
ing place. Ilut the best "patience will out."
ItOlllllSD WHILE DKUNK.
Hack Driver Arretted atiit .lulled for
Hobblng n I'uMeng.r
Albert Solomon, a well-known hack driver
was arrested last nieht for having tM.
walch, handkerchief and some money from J.
Holland, a crippled employee of theSuncrt
railroad. It appears that he took Holland,
while under the influence of drink, for a drive,
and afterwards took him out oi the hack and
robbrd him. When artested last night he de
nted all knowledge of the missing articles and
was anowea to go I his mo'ning he was re
arrested, when he admitted having the watch.
but asserted Holland owed him $5 for hack
tare. the watch was hidden away and was
found by the police. Holland declares that
he does not owe the hack lire claimed and
maintains that, althoueh under the influent-
ofliquor when robbed, he has a distinct recol
lection 01 wnat occurred. An affidavit was.
made against Solomon and he was jailed.
finding or the (inn Whleh was Used to
Mordor Caroline Morris.
This morning the police found th. tnMr f
a double barrelled gun in the brush near the
spot where the colored woman Caroline
Morris was murdered. The stock h rr. .1..
been broken off near the ripple by violence.
ana it ocars traces ot blood. The woman's
skull showed indentations of gun ripples, and
it is supposed that this is the weapon which
John Harrison used in murdering the un
fortunate woman. The police are now search
ing for the other part of the gun, and seeing
whether any of those who gave evidence at
the inquest can identify the weapon. No
further trace has been found of Harrison.
WHAT DOKS IT MKAN ?
Something About the Court Martial Omer
Upon Major Kress.
A court martial has been ordered upon
Major Kress, Ordinance offieer.at the arsenal,
for having spent more money than had been
appropriated. Major Kress, by rules of the
service, can give no information, and the de
tails from other sources are meagre, but it
appears quite clear that there is nothing of a
criminal character about the proceedings.
At the most, it is an error of judgment justi
fiable by circumstances. Major Kress is held
in high estimation, and his many friends are
satisfied that he will be honorably acquited of
the trifling charge made agsinst him.
The Volksfost Dooming.
Dr. Lindnsr, President of the Volksfest,
and Vice President llraden were on the'streets
yesterday collecting subscriptions for the
Volksfest, and secured $2200. To this sum
Vice President Belknap added an additional
$aoo, and he is now doing what he can to
augment the list. Ho expects that the receipt
of upwards of $3000 will be reported at Ihe
mccline of officers and committees, which
takes place to-night a Scholz's hall.
He Wanted to be Kqunllzed.
A prominent attorney went to the Hoard of
Equatizatlo.i meeting yesterday in a state that
showed that he had imbibed a considerable
quaatityol alcoholic beverage, and wanted
equalization, but when it was suggested that
.,wu.u ,.,(ul,c u iargc quantity of water to
equalise the spirits he had imbibed, the in
ebriated disciple of Illackstone retired in dis-
t "u wonuer, tor wiut could be more
terrifying to him than water f
The Telephone exchange is still to the
front, they havin? just Issued a list containing
40 new subscribers in this city. , No town In
Texas is able to show such a record in the
telephone line as San Antonio, and it says
much for the business capabilities, and un
tiring energy of her cltucns,