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Our Boys' Cigarettes, 5c. per Package SIM HART, MAIN PI.AZA. San Antonio 150,000 VANITY FAIR CIGARETTES. Sim Hart'a, Main 1'Uza. Vol. I. No. 157. I- San Antonio, Texas, Monday, October 1, 1883. Ten Cents a Week ED STEVES & SONS, LUMBER. Yards At tntornalk mil and Oreat Northern lliillroad Depot, and Oalrenlnn, llnrrlsluiry and Han Antonio railroad track, Kiiat Commerce. Ktrect. 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. En. Steves & Sons. JXJT-jIXJS UK! CoinmciTO .Street, Sun Antonio, GREAT BARGAINS ! Estate of H.GRENET, D En Ms, Cliii, Boots, Slices Glassware nml Crockery Positively Sold US per cenl. llclow Cost to Closo Out Stock. GEOOEBY DBPA-KTMISISTT ! a.-... . ..!. .n.1.1 .ltl. fPOB1.nif- irrxrxAa i - .1... Vmn Vunnh I ln.n n n a nA fi 1 1 f nm In wins a I city! Whole irrocory buslncM offorod for aalo. f.t.. "n't.n .niAnfM imafnoaa itunil tlm For ialofh roc-story house, coruor Main plaza and Market etreot; two-story residence and eight acres Irrlgabto ground, on Uarden street, and varleus lots in the city. Apply to JOSEPH B. DWYBR, Executor. J. M. EMERSON, LiOAOT OJb-BJb"3:03ES, WATCHMAKER JE WE LEU, No, la. Holetlatl Street, Suit 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 PROPRIETOR CRESCENT BOOT & SHOE MANUFACTORY No. 17 Soledad St., Opposite Court House, Makes BOOTS AND SHOES TO ORDEU, on the shortest notice and beit style, Also has the only complete Uoot and Shoe Manufactory In San Antonio. Keeps the largest, best and roost varied stock of Leathers, employs more workmen, turns out more goods and Ives uetter satisfaction than any other establishment ot the kind In the city. Only First Class Workmen Employed and Entire Satisfaction Guaranteed. MEOHAU, Dhiinils ami Jewelry, llusonlinndu large atoik of Jewel y, clocks eceased. Anttiintll - nn llHIIil. Hfmt whlnklci and COSnflCS n t ll n MtK flfHMlS (lotlVLTOd RtlVWherft lfl tilt A rare ouporttmtty for nn onenrotlo and eatci- "HM Alamo" nUo offered for BlllO. OF THE CITY When in a LOCKVVOOD'S SERMON. 'San Pedro" Riplies to the Sophistical Ar gument of the Third Ward Alderman In Sunday's Express. II Maintains the Aceiirracy or Mil Position id Rhone That Alderman Lock wood's Arguments are Untenable. Editor Ban Antonio Light. In last Sunday morning's Express appeared another thouthtful production on unitary matters Irom that chlralrlc and astute gentle man, Alderman Loekwood. The article was evidently prepared after fully a week's deliber- tion, and under the shadow of alt caution, as we learn that our genial novelty In the realm of sanitary interests called upon the Mayor of this city about the end of last week, and after due deliberation decided that "San Pedro's" article was the only one wotllt answering in the whole list and category of opposition that Mr. Loekwood lias bestirred ai against him. "San Pedro" docs not feel anyways honored on account of A. L'a remark In the Mayor's office, for If honor comes from work it shall be due to the achievement of some purpose that accords with the public weal. It Is an admission, however, in our behalf (what Mr, l.ockwood has said to Mayor F.) and to him belongs the honor for being honest, and I would not, for any consideration, take from one I think meant well, but does not know how to act, any little credit that tome casual conduct might invest him with. We believe Mr. Loekwood It an honett man, we shake hit fair grip with that tame tort of blief, we look into hit bland, yet sensible face, wilh that kind of assurance, but, still, we often find among our fellowmen honesty and pure manhood at the main attribulei and pure candor depicted in face and business acta and daily walks of life, and yet that man may not be suited for the Presidency of the United States; and this it just how Alderman Loekwood ttandt. We know he meant well, but hit language it Italian, and hit reason it Greek, to the more sensible clatt of our people. But let us etcape these animadver sions upon the chiracter of a man who would offer ut hit last thlrt (and a glass of beer), the neat time we met hire, and turn to hit "pre tentious" answer of our "first." We hold that our original groundt were tenable because they were right, and because what we tald tiat been approved by all classes of the people, who would defend our position with their shot guns, If necessary. While the Alderman's resolution may not have been introduced to accomplish as much at he would have, yet the effect of such res olution Is as we before Hated. The after acts and e fleets and results consequent upon legis lation are of the first consideration with the statesman, and an Alderman should be but a miniature statesman, the results of whose leg islation are to be felt, not now, but hereafter, and he should be a man of sufficient foresight to delve into the deptht of future requirements, and conform his present acts to the wants ol tome one yet to come. It It the main com' plaint againtt our City Councilmen that they think too much for to-day and leave more for "to-morrow" than they know of. It it a blessing to our poorer classes that they have been enabled to dig from fifteen to forty feet In the ground, and find wells of pure and palatable living water. It Is a curse to our people that there are men among us now who would pollute that water. It It well known that on the west tide of our river clay and concrete ttratat are struck, and on the east side a rotten limestone formation that flows from the hills which environ the city to the eastward. Wells are lower and more per manent in the latter than In the former forma' tions, when the ditches run their full power; and, when impurities are castupen the earth's turface they are conveyed to thcte ttrata, high or low, and emitted through them to the water channel that supplies the wells In dry teasons, wells in the Fourth ward sink toonest, and hold the least water, and the well water in this ward is most subject to the amount of water that runs in the ditches, as "many citizens" can testify. If the ditches are polluted the seepage and passage of water through the earth must carry more or lest Impurity, nauseating for its very account, and for the fact that im purities, being heavier thin water, sink and are carried through crevicet to these wells. This was illustrated only a few weeks ago, after Hugo & Sehmeltzer'i cellar had been filled with water, and tblt illustration wat in the concrete formation, through which Impurities pass with less adhesion, and a greater ab sence oi carbuncles adhering to stone and sand, and to remain thereuntil loosened and removed, through mediumtthat got to the wells, than would be and is the case in a rot' ten limestone formation, which, on account of its toftness, receives, readily, everything moist that reaches it. Alderman Loekwood tays: "There it no doubt but that two-thirds of the sickness pre' vailing in our city can be safely laid to drinking water." This may or may not be 10. Alderman Loekwood can thow ut no statistics to prove this assertion. It Is a vague presumption on his part, and in itself I enough to annihilate him as a man of com rnon tense, with all thinking, informed peo pie. It makes the Alderman out a presump ttve doctor and a quack, and, like the " quack" ot the goose, hit part must appear to those whose ears are clear and whose tenses are sound. If two-thirds of the sickness now re' ported Is due to the ditches, because they pollute the wells, (we, with Alderman Lock wood think to), then who can say that all of the sickness (should the ditches, river and San I'edro be declared sewers) should not be attri buted to the ditches for causes which we have herein specified. This Is reason, this It right, and this It the sequence of the erudite Alder man's argument. , The astute Alderman also tayt tomething about burning our house, blowing it up with dynamite, etc., and claims that the ditches would be the more serviceable as manuring agencies should they be declared sewers, and he says "who cannot undo," and the like. The', Alderman It an irrational Iconoclast, which is characteristic of him, for he pulls his own interests down as fast as he builds them up, and we wilt leave it to the people, "honest and up and down," if such It not a lact. Here our heart bubbles, we gaze upon one of those bubbles and find written upon it the effusion, "be compassionate." Can the City Council monopolize our plazas, can they take our Jails and court houses, unless they give quid pro quo, anil divert them to any other purpose! Can the Council, even should It invest in a dozen Ilotchkist revolving can nons, say, "this is on edict, and it must be tot" Of courte they cannot. The people will defend their rights. Alderman Lock Wood it guilty of treason. He has convicted himself. His own mouth and bad pen ave done it. He has been used to and has feasted upon bombast. But. the ew-gews and mcraksofa forlorn era are done with In this day and generation. Let us be up and doing. Let men. women and children think. Let none of ut be duped. The whole theory of our government is the many against the few. If our ditches are made teweri, and poison the wells of two-thirds of the people, is it right? San Prdro. LIZZIE MAY ULMER Ami lti "40" Company Score n lilt iS Succees In the Turner Opera y llouie. Palmer and Ulmer't company, supporting Lizzie May' Ulmer, appeared in.Turner hall last night and made a successful debut in Leonard Grover't play " 49." The play is a very strong one, having much humor and pretenting tcenet that are most exciting. All the characteri are well selected and thorough. Miss Ulmer stands forwaid at the histrionic tun, and Mr. Frank A. Tannehlll at the moon. The support, If not planets, are staraof con siderable magnitude. Of Miss Ulmer't Car roll, we must speak in terms of praise. She It of the Lotta-Minnie Palmer tchool, and invent the character with a humor and pathos thoroughly consistent with the charac ter she represents. From the first to last she commanded her audience and was the de cided favorite of the audience. The "49" of Mr. Tannerhill was a character impersona tion, thoroughly natural and perfect. The scene In which be dctcribet hit matrimonial difficulties wat affecting in the extreme and was one of great artistic merit. The General Sol Kane of Mr. E. K. Grandin wat an ex cellent portraiture, consistent throughout of the Inveterate toper. He bore considerable resemblance to the noted Chrysler, but, ol course. It was not him. Old Ned (Mr. C. E. Dudley), a negro In action and character, wat decidedly good, but his negro dialect wat faulty. The tcene in which he detcribed the urder by the Danites was very dramatic and called forth considerable applause. Colonel James, the fussy little lawyer, by Mr. George Ames, was another well-studied representation, and wat decidedly pleasing, As the other characters were fairly played, and as regardt the whole play, we can only echo Colonel Tames' remarks, "That's good; that's good." The audience for Sun day night wat remarkably large, and all ap peared to be well pleated with the play. According to arrangements, " 49" will be repeated to-night, and should be equally pop ular. On Tuesday night the company will present the Danites, made to famout by Mr. and Mrt, McKee Rankin's artistic representa. tion. Mist Ulmer hat played her character with McKee Rankin, and hat hit endorse' ment as to her excellence. THE FIRST OF THE SEASON. The llflxar llenevolent Association (live Successful Hall at tbe Cailno. The Bexar Benevolent association, who have the reputation of giving excellent balls, gave their first ball last Saturday evening at Casino hall, which was well attended, and wat in every way a tuccess. Among the ladies present were noticed the Misses Etna Truax, Emma Arts, Mary Waelder, Ida Thornsby, Martha Payne, Minnie Hunter, Ilattie Brown, Clara Waelder, Smith, Amelia Wolfling, Mollie Balwln, Delia Sweeny, Katie Mitchell, Louise Fischer, Ida Koerps, Bertha Meyer, Lula McAllister, Lizzie Meyer, Mary Eber hard), Mary McAllister and Emma Eber hardt. The dancing was decidedly good, and excellent music was performedby McAllister's band. At midnight an excellent repast was spread by Mr, Ludwig Mahncke and was much appreciated by those present. Dancing was resumed and continued until a late hour Settle Settled. If there Is any truth in the old proverb "Happy Is the wooing that It not long a doing," John Settle and Mrs. Carotin Schmidt should be the happiest couple In the city. They met on Saturday morning and were so mutually "mashed" that they were married In the evening by County Judgi Mason. Both seem to be well satisfied am the best wish that can be made them Is that another proverb may not be exemplified "Marry In haste and repent at leasure." TELEGRAPHIC. Bandits Attempt to Rob a Santa Fe Tarin, Kill the Engineer and Wound the Fireman, r Sear at Ban rranrlsfo-UIatsblow 1 Strike-lluelnen rllurer-NM York Women Voting. BlNOllAMrroN, N. Y., September 29. Three hundred women voted at a school elec tion here to-day. New York, Septexber 29 The United States tloop-of-war Yantle, from St. Johns, N. Fi arrived here to-day, bring the survivots 01 the Proteus. All well. San Francisco, September 29 The steamer Ncwbern, which arrived this mornicg from fiuayamua and Marattln, brought five cases of yellow fever. The steamer is quar antined. 1 he city is much excited. PlllLAUtLrillA, September 29. The fust annual meeting of the Philadelphia division of the League of American Wheelmen was held at Fairmount park lo day. Fully 400 men mounted on bicycles were in line of pro cession through the park. rimnURoir, September 29. John G. Gor don, H. M. Geary and Albert Cruzan, mem bers of a band of highway robbers, who worked Maryland, West Virginia and Eastern Pennsylvania extensively, were sentenced to day to 20 years each In the Western pen itentiary, Cincinnati, September 29. The District court authorizes the announcement that It will 2 o'clock Monday next render a decision In the case of Mannix, assignee, vs. Purcell et el., involving the question of subjecting church Croperty to pay the debts of the late Arch. Ithop Purcell. Pittsbiiro, September 29. Glass workers In the bottle factory of D. O. Cunnlogham & Co., to the number of 150, struck tgalost a 20 per cent, reduction. The window glass section remains unchanged. Both sides are waiting to request a conference, and, in the mean while, the factories in this city and the West re shut down. Washington, September 29. The follow ing unique epistle was received at the Treasury department to-day, in an envelope postmarked Logansvllle, Wisconsin 1 "First Auditor United States Treasury, Washington : I bought two and one-half pounds leaf tobacco for my own use, on account of Its strength. Uncle bam is rtcn, out (..tsar ougnt to nave his dues." Eighteen cents in postage stamps were inclosed. Washington, September 29. An Ingen ious method of raising figures in the new pos tal notes has just been brought to the atten tion of the postoflice department. The fraud consists in punching from tbe high figures in a note a piece 01 paper 01 me proper snipe and size to fill up a hole previously punched bv the postmaster through a lower figure. Written words or (inures are then removed by acids and the blank filled in to correspond with the punched figures. Some noted have been so skillfully punched that It is very difficult to detect the alterationt. Paris, September 29. Immense crowds of wotkingmen and the lower classes of this city congregated to-day outtide of the railway station, where the King of Spain wat expect ed to alight, and along Rue Lafayette. A strong lorce 01 cavalry and police was placed on guard at the station. President Grevy and hit Cabinet mtnittert met Alpnonso at trie station, me crowd hooted and hissed the King upon his appear ing, crying: "Down with the King." The soldiers ana ponce naa great trouuie in keep. Inc order. The police were very much ex cited, but good naturedly cheered the French troops. New York, Sept. 19. The figures for failures for the third quarter of 18S3, just compiled by R. G. Dun & Co., show a great Increase in the number ol mercantile ditattcrt at compared with last year. The number of failure! In the quarter lust closed it 1801, with liabilities at $50,000,000, while for the same quarter of 18S2 they were only noo, with lia bilities at $18,000,000. For the first nine months of 1883 failures were reported to the number of $6440, at against $4897 in the tame period last year. Liabilities lor tne first nine months of the present year. $118. 000.000. as against S6q.ooo.ooo for 1882. In Canada tne laiiures lor tne nine montns 01 1881 are over 1000 in number, as acainst e.17 In 1882. Liabilities, $11,000,000, as against $5,000,000 tne same time last year. St. Louis, September 29. The Post-Dis' patch Kansas City special says t " This morning, shortly before 3 o'clock, the thunder bolt passenger train on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe was boarded by a band of 12 masked men atCoolldge, Has., and the Wells, Ferco ft Co.'t safe wat robbed. The enrf neer, on reluslng to stop the tram when ordered by the robbers, was instantly killed. The fireman and brakemen were badly wounded, as was alto the expreit messenger. It is impossible to ascertain the amount of booty obtained. The robbery creates the most intense excitement in Kansas City, where it wat thought that with the breaking up of the lames gang train rouuing in tne west would be forever ended. Cooiidge, where the rob bery wat committed, is a tmall station on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad, 496 mues nest 01 Kansas (.try, and, wttn tne ex ception of the telegraph operator, is almost uninhabited. An armed'possehas been tent from Emporia, Topeka, Dodge City and other Coitus 10 pursue anu capture or ma tne roo ers. Later. S. S. Patterson, the express messenger, is not hurt: the robbers got no mon ey. As the train pulled out from Cooiidge three men appeared and ordered the engi neer to step. He refused, and was instantly shot dead. The fireman wat also shot through the breast and badly hurt, although noiiataiiy. me men men entered tneex' press car. but Samuel Peterson, the messen ger, was prepared for them, and made such a vigorous fight that the robbers were driven off. Finding the train aroused and themselves likely to be worsted, they then beat a retreat, having tailed to secure the treasure they were after. Information was at once telegraphed to stations along the line and a special train started to Cooiidge from Emporia with a posse 0 f armed men la pursuit. The dead en gineer, who was named Halton, lived at Em- Eoria, his run being between that place and lodge City. TURNER OPERA HALL. .'t NiKlitH.Coiiiiiiencltii; Sunday, Sept. .'10. .Opening of tbo regular season. Crowning event. Ttalnl season. Merit wlnt. Tremen dous iiimi or America's l.lttlo Favorite, Tlio (Icmottliottage; tbo reigning success ofthe day. In the most beautiful play ever wrllti-n, entitled it o!lR!!:AYniE DANITES. Ilarcrly'a Minstrels Saturday, October (I CASINO. HALL Engagement Extraordinary. Tho Manager of Ctialno hall takes pleasure In announcing that ho lias aecurcd, at great ex pense, tho world renowned iirator and divine, Roy. Hem Ward Bccclicr, Who will dolls er one lecture, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 8 p. m. Subject : Tho Helgn of the Common People. Diagram now open at Him Hart 'a cigar store. Reserved icati St M. S1-S7-HM-S Have opened a branch of their Galveston house at 2Jo Commerce street, San Antonio, and have the largest stock ol pianos, organs, sheet music, strings and musical Instruments of any house in the city. They are State agents for the world renowned Stcinway PIANOS! and the favorite and popular Emerson pianos, and sell the tame, at well at all other goodt In their line, at cheap at any house North or South. Thos. Coggan & Bros, sell pianos and on such small monthly Installments that every family can afford to buy one. 9-25-3111 In Advance As the jail weather has already set in we desire to eall the attention of our friends to the faet that we have spared no pains to prepare for them, and are now-receiving, a large and well selected sloth of Fall and Winter Clothing. OUR FURNISHING GOODS department contains a complete line of shirts, white, red and fancy under wear, hosiery, etc. We also show as large and varied a line of HATS and CAPS as can be desired. Vt shall be glad to see you whether you purchase or not. A.. MOREIS, Men's elother and outfitter, 2J3 and 2S4 Main street. rSTNOTE. We mako a specialty ot Men's Linen collars, and are selling our best trrnJo for 13 i cents, equal to any In tho United States. BOARD AND LODGING At No. ill Prcsa street, near Main and Market Streets. OOODTABLU SPREAD FOU DAY BOARDERS. Everything now, clean and comfortable. Terms moderate 9-10-1 in " look Out, lloya I To got a real nobby school tult for tbo least money you must go to Shoots. Corrovon & Castles, opposlto tbo old Alamo.