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men MKN, Everybody's Friend ! SIM HART, The Smoker's Friend, Main Plaza. Universal Satisfaction I For flto years, Sim Hart's PopuIarSt-and Ask for them, Tako no others. Beware of Frauds. San Antonio Light Vol. I. No. 145. San Antonio, Texas, Monday, September 17, 1883. Ten Cents a Week ED STEVES & SONS, LUMBER. Van!) at Intornitlon.il and Oroat Northern llallroad Depot, and Galveston, llarrlsburg and Ban Antonio railroad track. Eaat Commerce Street. CALCASIEU AND The besl 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 fihest quality and unexcelled. We would invite the public to exam ine before purchasing elsewhere. En. Steves & Sons. GRAND EXCURSION, EVERY" SHEETS, CORREVON & CASTLES' 217 ALAMO PLAZA. Where you will lee the grandest display ol the very lowest prices, for men and boys. JXJLIXJS MEOHAXJ, Doalor in Fine Waldos, Diamonds and Jewelry, iiHI Commerce Street, San Antonio, GREAT BARGAINS ! Estate of J- GRENET Deceascd' Dry Ms, Cliii, Boots, Shoes. GlaN.suai cand Crockory Positively Sold UK icretnt. Uclow Cost to Close Out Stock. GEOCEEY DEPARTMENT ! Kept at full standard, with freshest (roods constantly on hand, nest whiskies and cognacs also, best French, German and California wines In tho city. Ooods delivered anywhern In the city. Whole grooery busiaesa offered for aale. A ram opportunity for an energetlo and ontoi -prising man. The aplendld buslncaa aland, tho "Old Alamo," also offered for Bale. For Balo Three-story houso, corner Main plaza and Market street; two-atory rcsldenco and eight acres Irritable ground, on Garden street, and various lota In the city. Apply to JQSBPH B. DWTBR, Executor. J. H. MARQUART, PROPRIETOR CRESCENT CITY " . BOOT & SHOE MANUFACTORY No. 17 Soledad St., Opposite Cqurt House, Makes IIOOTS AND SHOES TO ORUElt, on iSe shorten nolle, and bttt stylt. IU.J. -P L - A... If Alio has th oly complete Boot and Shoe Manifactory tuu 01 1. 111.11, employ, mora wor.mtn, lurni 1..... w..... ..,..,..., ui .... ,u li,s uiy. Only First Class Workmen Employed 1 short notice, LOUISIANA PINE jmETil DAY, TO the best ol everything in the latest styles, at OF THE P. 1 I' 1 In San Antonio. Kaeps the largest, bait and r oni mora goods gives and Entire Satisfaction Guaranteed. When In need of anything In Ihfo line, remember the 7-sa-n OBSERVING AN EVENT. The Mexicans Hold a Grand Celebration of the Day Upon Which Their Indepen dence was Declared. The National Orators Aililreaa Tlielr ftaca ami Warmly Kulogl.e tha Hnnnr and Hraveryot Jlldalgn. It la very pleasant to notice nations duly observing important eras In their history, and for this reason the celebration of Ihe Mexican Independence Is a notable affair. It Is as fitting that Ihey should celebrate the inde pendence of their race as the American peo ple their Fourth of July. This year a peculiar eclat waa given to Ihe festival by the Mexican Mutual Aid association. The celebratora assembled on Saturdsy evening on Military plus, the act of Incorporation was read by County Assessor Joie Garcia and Ihen the torch light procession filed off in the following order s I. Tho Marshal, Francisco Sanchez, and his nsslstsnts, HryanCtillairtinii, Jtra.iuln (lui'rcro, JeauaTeJeila, 0. Mollurv, (1. Ollmon, 1'. ,M, ltubto, Feleelano Flores, uigene Navarro, r. rnwford, Oacar llergatrum, T. Uurza, It, Florce, J, ItodrlKiies and J, Casslano. . Hand of music. il. The Kxrcuttvo committee (composed of 25 gentlemen). 4. Carriages of soling senorltas. Mra. Car men Gomez, Y. (ialan, bcnorltaa Cella and Carmen Vlllereal, Henurlta Andrea do Leon, .1. The Mexican Hag, a. Mexican Consul, Doctor Oroeloa, and tho President of the society, J. Curdetius. 7. United States Hag. 8. Membera of the society with badges and torches. V. Invlt'dgiicsta, also with Insignia. 10. Tho I.iuiit's mounted reporier. 11. Tho public. 11. Men on horseback with torches. Thus marshalled the procession paraded file principal streets to the springs which was tastefully decorated, where Mesers. Juan Car dinal, E. Mondragon, J. M. Penaloza, James Warren and Manuel Strna delivered patriotic speeches appropriate to the occasion, in which Hidalgo, the Independence leader, was warmly eulogized. Scnoritas Carmen, Gomez y Galan, Cclia Villareal, Carmen Villareal and Andrea de Leon, appeared in national costume and sang the Mexican national hymn amid loud bravos. Dancing and other festivities were then en joyed until a late hour. The festivities were continued yesterday and will be concluded this evening by a grand display of fire works. PERSONAL. Hams Gleaned in ths Hotel Corridors and From Various Other Sources. Mr. B. F. Yoakum Is in the city. Mr. John Provis, mining engineer, of Chihuahua, is at the Hotel Maverick. Mr. Joseph Struthers, agent for F. W. Devoe & Co.'a New York palnls, is at the Hotel Maverick. Mr. C V. Ilattell, representing Ault it Warbu'g's prlntlnc inks, Cincinnati, is stay log at the Hotel Maverick. Mr. H. R. Parkes, State agent for the Sun Fire office, London, England, was in the city on Saturday, and appointed W. A. Bonynge as city agent, vice T. F. Ilrady. John Willet, Mexico! A. W. Rogers, Lu ting; L Atomond; W. I.ullr, Galveston; C. Harrier, J. Barries, Texai; S. C. Logan, Tombstone, A. T t C. Longmolh, Jefferson, Texas; G. Hilton, Cily; W. L. Ward; A. C. McMannes, Medina; George R. Farris, Texas; J. C'ohn, Laredo; J, K. Burr, Ilracketl; Mrs. Charles Hubcner, Lewis Hubener, New Orleans; J. A. Addington, Luling, John Slatenay, Chicago; A. Brown, Uvalde; John J. Laughlin, City; II. A. Avener, Laredo; Henry Leigh, Galveston, are quests at the Si. Leonard hotel. I'rolmte Court Notes, The Probate court was opened this morning and will remain open for the transaction ol business until Saturday. The will of John M. Pukes was admitted lo probate and the order of sale In the estate of Henry Weir, deceased, was confirmed. Flaying at lines Hall. The Athletics and the Mascottes had a bate ball match at the springs yesterday, when the Mascottes won easily. There was, however, great confusion In the winners' ranks, all were talking at once, and there appeared to be no Captain. This shortcoming on part of the Mascottes should-be altered. The San Antonio Blues and the Sunsets were to have played a match game yesterday, but the Blues backed out. The Sunsets played among themselves, but one of the players got hit over the head with a bat and another was hit in the eye by a ball. These accidents put a sudden end to the game. A Heurtbrokcn Mother Asks After Her Son. The following inquiry is made of our post roaster. If this should meet the eye of the stray boy he can answer for himself. Perhaps some one knows of his whereabouts.! Bloominoton, Ind., August 30, 18S3. Sir I Please be so kind as to let me hear from you, if, at any time, you knew or heard of a boy by the name of Ned E. Foster. The last I heard from him was from San Antonio. He is a slender boy, dark-brown hair, grey eyes and heavy moustache. Any Information you can give will be gratefully received by his mother, Mrs. E, J. Alexander, Bloomington. Indiana, I am heartbroken. I hs,ve waited so long. Ills letter was written June 27, 1882. Never a word have I had since. Will you please in quire about him and oblige his mother. Do not delay. Is there such a place as Laredo in Texas t He was at San Antonio, Texas, and spoke of a man by the name of Watson keep ing a liquor store, but I do not know if he went. He lived there or in Monterey, Mexico. If possible find out all you can, good or bad, for this suspense it killing me. Mrs. Alexander. MYSTERIOUS DEATH- (Irmge It. llerry Takes Morphine to A. eaugo l'i In And Hlea. Rumors were current on the street this morning that a young man had suicided on Losoya street. On inquiry there it appears that a young man, George It. llerty, nephew of Mr. J. C. llerry, brother ol Dr. Dabney Berry, had died from an overdose of mor phine. When Ihe deceased was discovered under Ihe Influence of morphine, Dr. Adolph ilerft and Dr, Dabney Berry were called and applied Ihe usual remedies. For a time suc cess was promised, but a relapse occurred in which the deceased passed away. Informa tion of the death was conveyed to the County Judge and Justice Adam. The former In structed that an inquest be held and post mortem examination made if necessary, but the Justice being satisfied that the death was inadvertently, occasioned by an overdose ol morphine, he did not hold an inquest. The deceased was a native ol Mobile, Alabama, and was an exemplary young man. lie has been ill for some time and had taken morphine to ease his pain. Strange Jo say young Berry died in the same house and in the same way as George Lucas, who died a short lime ago. ASKING FORFREDOM. The l'rlenils of Ilohert I Doughty l'etl Hon the President ror l'unlnti. A petition is being circulated in El Paso asking tbe President to pardon Robert E. Doughty, who was convicted In the Federal court a year ago for robbing the mails. He was arrested in conjunction with Drake and Stonebreakcr. When the latter was arrested he made an important concession to Colonel Oglesby, and thus enabled District Attorney Evans to weave a net wotk of circumstantial evidence around Doughty and Drake, as to confirm Stonebrcaker'a confession, and to leave no doubt of their guilt. All the men were convicted and sentenced to various terms in the penitentiary. The petitioners do not deny Doughty's guilt, but Ihey say it was the first offence, and was simply the result of youthful indiscretion and evil associations. If this were adopted as a bone fide reason for pardon, one-half of the inmates in the peni tentiary could with equal reason claim their freedom. DAVID CROCKETT'S GRANDDAUGHTER. She and Her Children Lie Sick and Des titute In the Alamo City. A rerponsible citizen furnishes the Light with the following item, which deserves serious attention : There is now living in Ihe city, at the cor ner of Goliad and Water street, In the Fourth ward, a lady who ia cnlilled to a liberal share of sympathy from the citizens of this cily. By circumstances over which she hae no control she has been left in a destiiule condition, and is In feeble health, with three helpless chil dren to provide for. When it is known that this lady is a grand daughter of David Crockett, the hero of the Alamo, she cannot (ail to excite public sym pathy, and Ihe citizens ol San Antonio will not find a better lime to show their apprecia tion of the services of the dead hero than now, and at less trouble and expense lhan Ihe proposed Alamo monument. B. STOPPING THE GUTTERS. An Important Teit Caso by the Street Commls loner Heard and Decided, An important test case as to the tights of contractors to use the public streets was heard in Ihe Recorder's court on Saturday, when the Street Commissioner summoned D. C.Ander son for stopping the drainage. The Street Commissioner admitted that the city ordi nances gave the contractor'onc third of the street, but contended that the contractors bad no right lo stop the drainage. The case was tried by jury, who dismissed it. Now, while it is desirable to encourage building and to give contractors the privileges allowed them, it seems to the Licit r that the Street Commissioner's contention Is right. Stoppage of the drainage is detrimental in many ways and should not be allowed. AN ELECTRIC SHOCK. Alderman lloltoti, Itendered Unconscious liy Lightning, Has u Xurruw Km cupe From Death. During the storm on Friday Alderman Bol ton had' a narrow escape from death. He was quietly resting in bed when his wife sug gested that it was an excellent opportunity of uaving me cisiern nueu Willi iresn water, lie arose and proceeded to Ihe cisiern. On the way he stopped and Immediately after he had a shock that rendered him unconscious for some time and then he was compelled to re turn without accomplishing his object. Next morning be examined the place and found that the lightning bad struck the ground a little id front of him, and there can be no doubt that If he had have proceeded much farther the Light would have had to publish his obituary notice. Hen Thompson's Saddle. General Mejia, who was executed with Em peror Maximillian, had the handsomest saddle In the country, heavily mounted with silver, and worth about $500. It was captured dur ing the Mexican war by one of Ben Thomp son's men and Ben bought it of the man who got it. He in turn sold It to Joe Sonneburg, now ol Leadville, who now has it in dally use. Ben Is accused recently of stealing the said saddle. Of course there Is no truth, in the allegation and, as Ben says, he has been accused of mapy things, but It is the first time he hat been accused of theft. TELEGRAPHIC. Interesting News That Flashed Over the Wires from All Quarters ol the Globe. Faint Crrerts from Ijitlug Canned llecf -Trouble In I'eril Suicide of a Vlr glnla Judge Oilier Mews. Pensacola, September 15. l'ensacola is still healthy. There are three new cases, but no deaths at Ihe navy yard. New York, September 15. The Inde pendent Labor party has appointed a commit tee to Issue a call for a national convention of labor organlcMinns lo be held in Philadelphia on January 12, 18S4. London, September 15. It is probable the police will board the steamer Athenian upon her arrival of Southhampton, to take O'Don nell, the murderer of James Carey, ashore and bring him secretly to I.ondon. Sr. Louis, September 15. John M. Krum, aged 73 who from 1843 tn 184S was Judge of Ihe St. I.011U Cily Circuit court, in 184S Mayor ol Ihe city, and for nearly half a century a Kromlnent member of the Western bar, died ere this evening. Concord, September 15. The session of the Legislature which closes this morning It the longest ever held in the Slstc. The members will each receive 102 days' pay. It will require upwards ol $100,000 to settle their per diem. Neatly 375 bills and iolnt res olutions were passed. Houston, September 13. Leong, a mem ber of the Ilennessy Detective agency, alter working nearly a month, yesterday arrested a negro named Dairy, at Wakerly, on the Inter national, for throwing open a switch and run ning a passenger train on the siding. The proof against Dairy Is conclusive, lie had been discharced br the company. He was Jailed. riTTSUUKO, September 15. Last night Richard Brown, wife and five children, ate heartily of canned corned beef, and about one hour later all were attacked with violent pains In the stomach, accompanied by vom iting. Their physician pronounced the symp toms those of poisoning. Wesley Brown, aged 12, died at 3 o'clock this momlne. The other members of the family are still in a serious condition, but it Is thought they will recover. Lima, September 15. It is reported that the town of Cereo de Pascals, Is menaced by Montaneros on two sides, viz.! Raynahunea and Cayna. The Cure of Cayna, it is alleged, caused the assassination of Codora Morales, Governor of Huaamlco, whose head was paraded through the streets and whose body was mutilated and dragged In the fieldi, where it was left as food for ihe dogs, after a ban quet given by Senor Lavarilie to the members of Ihe new Igleslas ministry. The Cure left Calais yesterday en route for Trujilio. Senator Lavalle will follow him. The new ministry is Inspiring confidence. Norfolk, September 15 Judge May committed suicide aboard the Baltimore steamer this morning. He related hit trouble to an Episcopal clergyman, of Norfolk, who came from Baltimore with him. He said that when elected Judge he did not agree politi cally with his sons, prominent readjusters, but was (old that politics would not Interfere with his duties on the bench. Recently he had been urged to make a removal and an ap pointment, which afterwards appeared, In his opinion, as a violation of law. His political situation irritated him, and he said he felt like ending his troubles by blowing out his brains. He is widely connected, and an uncle ol Commodore Mayer. New York, September 15. The funeral of Hugh J. Hastings, late editor and proprietor of the Commercial Advertiser, took place this morning from St. Leo's church. It was largely attended by many of the most prominent citi zens. The remains were placed at the head of the center aisle. In front of the altar, which was draped in black. Floral offerings were abundant, and rich In design, many of the pieces being sent by the employees of the Commercial Advertiser. The church was bv far too small to accommodate one-half of those who tame to pay the last tribute of respect 10 uie ueaa journalist. 1 ne attaches of the Commercial were present in a body. Low mass requiem was celebrated by the Rev, Fathers Ducey and Vale, and Ihe for mer delivered a unci put impressive address, eulogizing the deceased. The pall bearers were iresiueni Ariuur, Koscoe lonkiing, Hugh J. Jewitt, Jay Gould, Samuel Sloan, General Eckert. lenkins Van vSchaeek. Wll. liam A. Weed, of Albany. Isaac W. Rj.tlamt. J. Nelson Tappan and John Iloey. The re mains were taken to Aioany lor interment. Why She Waa Abducted. Maggie Humphreys, the heroine of the Laredo abduction, lived in San Antonto with her uncle prior to July 18, when she was turned over to Mr. Thomas, of Laredo. She it only 13 yean of age, but it well developed, pretly and intelligent, though the can neither read nor write. There is no doubt but that she was abducted for a vile purpose, yet the abductor.escaped. A San Antonlun Suicides. 'A dispatch from Galveston states that on Saturday a young man named Adolph Korte, of San Antonio, who was suffering from fevrr, escaped from Ihe hospital, went to the depot, threw himself before a Texas-Mexican loco motive, 'and was Instantly killed. On the day previous he attempted to commit suicide with a razor, but was prevented. There can be no doubt that his mental faculties were deranged. lleckman'a Illrtliday. "Please come around to my office at II o'clock," laid Albert Beckman to several friendt on Friday morning, "I have some thing lo show you," and many of those friends went. When they were assembled a boy entered with lunch and wine, and Albert asked them to celebrate his birthday. This they did heartily, to his satisfaction and their own. Albert Beckman is a San Antonio boy of great ability. He has many friendt and all wish him continued prosperity. RUN OVER. ml. Mnrgnn Hat lilt I.r Mashed by a Car During Switching Operations. Yesterday a colored man named Lewis Morgan was standing on the Sunset track near Crockett sttcet when an engine came by. He stepped aside, allowed It to pass and then got on the track again. Soon after he heard a alight rumbling and turning around he taw a car, that was being switched, was upon him. Before he could get out of the way he was struck In the back, knocked down and run over by the car. At a result his left leg was badly mashed. He was removed to hit resi dence on South Centre street and Dr. Lowry was called Immediately. Amputation wat necessary and Dr. Lowry, assisted by Dr. Barttett and Dr. Barnilz, removed the leg from below the knee. The man is doing as well at can be expected, and if he It not In ternally Injured, will In all probability recover. JIM CONLEY. Sabaerlptlone rtelng Obtained In the City ror the Kr.ctlon of Ilia Memorial. In writing of Jim Conley, Ihe unfortuaate driver of the Bocrne tlage who died from In juries received when his learn ran away, the Boerne Advance says! "Mr. Conley has driven the mall stage between here and San Antonio for a lorg time, and wat universally liked. He was one ol the "old time" drivers having driven in California, and also wat one ol the "overland" route driven. He hit two titters living near Davenporl, Iowa. Poor Jim I" Police Officer Chadwcll was solicit ing contributions on Saturday to erect a mon ument to Conley't memory, and many contri bution! were obtained. John Dunkle, of Boerne, hat liken poor Jim 1 place on tbe ttage. Come to tho I .awn 1'itrty. The young ladlet of the Presbyterian church will give a lawn party at Mrs. Elliott's resi dence, St. Mary's street, on Friday next, to which all are cordially Invited. The party (1 sure to be an enjoyable affair, for it is in right hands to make It so, and those who wish to spend a pleasant evening should not fall to be there. Alderman (lallagher ltetlirned. Alderman Gallagher returned last night from a two weeks' visit to his old home at Senaca, Illinois, where he had not been for 15 years. He brought back with him hit mother. Mr. Gallagher report! a killing frost In that section just before he left, and the inhabltanta wearing overcoat!. Mr. G. tayt no place teemt like Texai, and he wat glad to get home again. District Court .Note.. In the tult of A. Dittmar, at executor to August Vogt, vs. Theodore Schleunlng, for debt, judgment was given for the plaintiff. The court Is now occupied In hearing an appeal case from the Justice's court, in which Ed Teweet claims damages from the Galves ton, Harrisburg and San Antonio railroad for loss of cotton. The other cases were continued mostly to amend petitions. The Ward Case. The friends of W. D. Ward, now in Castro ville jail for killing Bud Fly, have retained Marshal Gosling as leading counsel and Colonel N. O. Green and Ed De Montel at assistants, and it it ttated that they have agreed that It would not be advisable to pre sent a habeas corpus petition at the present time. The funds for the defense are provided by Ward's friendt. Marshal Gosling left yes terday to interview hit unfortunate client, who it well cared for by hit friends. In Danger of Annihilation. The gallant beau or friend of the lady who wore her night cap or Mother Hubbard bon net, In Travis park, on Thursday, wants to annihilate the Light man because he made a note of the fact. Such instances Is the eveiy day experience of the average newspaper man, yet Attorney McLeary would persuade tbe public that the "gentlemen of the fourth estate," at Loral Beacontficld termed the lit erary men, are not "truly great," and able to wield the "pen" that is "mightier than the aword." Walter'! Illrtliday. A very pleasant party was held at Mrs. Fries' residence on Crockett street, on Satur day evening, to celebrate the 21st birthday of Mr. Walter Freis. Among those present were the Misses Huppertz, Miss Ida Koerps, Miss Scholz, Miss Freis, Mist Schuwlrth, Metsrs. Alex Sartor, George Caen, Walter Freis, F. Dcussen, II. Schulz, Charles Schu wlrth, E. Holmgreen, John Baur, II. C. Mil ler, and the LlOHT representative. Games were played, dances enjoyed, and refresh ments served. The young men return thanks to Miss Freis for the pleasure they enjoyed, and the Light roan ts equally grateful for courtesies extended to him. Cow ltoye Itun into a Ituggy. A couple of young cow boys, wh'o were feeling b'ouyant and riding fiery steeds, had a little 300 yard race on Washington square Saturday night, and in turning the corner of the street ran Into a buggy occupied by a member of the San Antonio Fertilizing com pany and broke the shaft of ths vehicle. The owner of the buggy alighted and seized the horse ol one of the racera and demanded pay for the damage done. The cow boys refused, claiming that the buggy had ran into them. The police were summoned and the whole party were escorted to the station house, for the purpose of giving Recorder Callaghan an opportunity to arbitrate matters for them there. Bchedulo Prlcea far Maaoutte, Wednesday and Thursday nights. Admission 75 cental reserved scat. Jl; children half price.