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The People
Will sus'aln Industry mid enter
prise, bim iiAiira success i
duo to energy and wlso discretion,
.N'IST who studies tlio wanta of
smokers- Corner Main plaza ami
Solodad street.
Every Smoker
Will my Sim Is a man of courage,
Shnliaairottrua grit, 81m Is a man
at Judgment, and all similar re
marks. Therefore, 8lin prospers
where others fall.
Sim Ilart.itt1.".
Vol. I. No. 166.
San Antonio, Texas, Thursday, October n, 1883.
Ten Cents a Week
Vards at Internatloiwl and Groat Northern Ilallroad Depot, and Ca'.vcitnn, llarrUlmrx and
Han Antonio railroad track, Kast Coinoicrco 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. Wd would invite the public to exam
ine before purchasing elsewhere. En. Steves & Sons.
Estate of H.GRENET, D
Dry Cools, Cliii, Soots, Shoes,
Glassware mid Crockery Positively Sold tif nor cent.
Holow Cost to Close Out Stock.
clly. Wholo Krtwory buslneftt nlTorod for mIo.
lirirtinir man. mo ipionmu uusioosasiunij, 1110 -uia Aiamn, - aisooucrt'u iortaa
I'm sale Three-story house, corner Main pltua and Market street; two-story renldcnco and
I'lirht acres Irrigable tfround, on Garden street, und various lots in the city. Apply to
JOSEPH B. DWYBR, Executor.
Have You Heard theNews?
About September 15, will occupy part of the store at present occupied by A. Wolff, itinl
will open up with a lino lino of
Watches, Diamonds, Fine Jewelry
And novelties, that will surprises ttio public. Look out for the opening.
No. Its. Solodad Street, Srni Antonio, Toxuh.
Watches, clocks, jewelry, guns, pistols, musical instru
ments, etc., sold at a small advance of cost. Bargains to
be had in forfeited pledges.
No, 17 Solcdad St., Opposite Court House,
Make! HOOTS AND SHOES TO ORDIill, on pis shorten notlcs aid licit tyla.
Keeps a Stock of lis fa Manufacturo of Goods on Hand.
Alio hat ths only complete lbol and Shot Manufactory In San Antatlo. Kaepi tin largest, best and molt
varied stock of Leathert, employs more workmen, turn out more goods and Elves Letter satisfaction
than any other eitablUhmcnt of the kind In the city.
Only First Class Workmen Employed and Entire Satisfaction (iuarantccd.
All work and neat Repairing done on short notice, When In need of aiiriMnj. In IhUyine, remember ths
Creicenl City Uoot and Shoe Manufactory. 7.38.1'
A niro opportunity for tin onorKinlo an d ciiUm
Interesting Newj That Flashed Over the
Wires from All Quarter
of the Globe.
rllmi lleturnl Ioin Ohio anil lonii
A Valuabla Trunk Ii.t Im
porter Injured.
Cincinnati, October 10. ll. p. ra. No
complete compilation of the returns ' from
Hamilton county 'have yet been made up.
Some of the precincts were not counted by
the judges till night.
Dayton, October 10. Montgomery county
goes Democratic by a majority ranging from
1200 to 3000, and almost 5C00 msjotily
against the.seeond amendment. The Demo
crats get two Keprcsentatlv es.
Columdus, October 10. The returns from
80 counties and other estimates give the State
as Democratic by 12,000, and the Legislature
from 20 to 25 Democratic on a joint ballot.
The second amendment will come very near
being carried.
Austin, October 10. General Sleets, ol
San Antonio, to-day made complaint against
the International route, in which he alleges
the company refuses to deliver freight on
which charges have been prepaid, unless re
payment is made. The Attorney General will
Investigate the matter.
St. Louis, October 10. Advices from
Fayetievlllc, Arkansas, say that United
States Deputies M. l'crcy and Wealherford,
while guarding some Indian prisoners on
Wednesday night, quarrelled over cards, drew
their pistols and killed each other; one firing
three and the other seven shots.
Chattanooga, October 10. The negro
who murdered Policeman Streit, of Hunts
ville, on Monday, by splitting his head with
an ax, was taken from jail last night by 50
masked men and hanged. lie refused to
give his name. A heavy reward is offered
for the arrest of his accomplice, but he is still
at large.
Pittsduko, October 10. Dr. Davis Hos
teller and II. Sellers McKee, whose wealth
is almost unlimited, have secured control of
all coal gas companies in Ihe country, and
are absorbing the natural gas companies also.
Under their charters they will have the ex
clusive privilege of furnishing gas to this
country. The monopoly Is said to be wotlh
Cleveland, Noon, October 10. The re
sult in this county Is still Indefinite. An offi
cial count may be requtred. The Republi
cans will probably elect one Judge, and per
haps five out of six Representatives. The
Judges and clerks' have been counting all
night and forenoon. In seversl wards the
figures which are reported In some cases are
Cleveland, October ia The returns
come In slowly. At 10 o'clock, with two
wards to hear trom, the Indications are that
Hoadly carries the county by a small majority,
and Hose, the Republican candidate lor
Lieutenant Governor, will be elected by about
2000 majority. The result is a surprise to
both parties. The second amendment vote Is
not fully counted.
Galveston, October 10. It Is reported
from New Orleans that Jacobs, the reporter
recently Involved In a libel suit here, will die
of Injuries received In falling from a hall gal
lery a few days ago while Intoxicated. Irving
Pierce, lessee ol the lleach hotel, made an
assignment for the benefit of creditors. The
city railway company will continue to run the
establishment. The building is unfinished,
caused by embarrassment.
Fargo, October 10. At Helena, while on
the Villard excursion, Secretary Teller's
daughter lost her trunk, said to contain $10,
000. Yesterday Sheriff McKenzi'e, of Bis
marck, had five men arrested; three at James
towntwo named Adams and one named
McGraw and two at Stillwater, one a son
of Staples, the millionaire lumberman. The
first clue was obtained through a variety actress
In Montana, who displayed a fine Ian and
handkerchief bearing Miss Teller's name.
Chicago, October 10. The Chairman for
the State Democratic committee telegraphs
the associated press as follows : From Des
Moines this morning the returns come in
slowly, but show laree Democratic calns in
the Interior of the State. The Republicans
will have to exceed 5000 plurality. The
Democrats and Grcenbackeis wi'l have a
majority in the lower house. The Prohibi
tionists are entirely defeated. The Demo
cratic candidate is elected in the Sixth district
by 1000 msjority.
Des Moines, October 10. The returns in
crease the Republican majorities. In the
Legislature 18 out of 25 new Senators elected
are Republicans, and the definite returns give
51 Republican members of the House elected
to 29 Democrats. Out of 20 unreported dis
tricts, the Republicans will probably carry 13.
The House stands 64. Republicans to 46 Dem
ocrats. The II other new Senators will
probably stand six Republicans and five Dem
ocrats. The Republican majority on a joint
ballot is between 45 and 50. Later returns
say that Stiles, Republican, t probably elected
a Congressman In the Sixtieth district by a
small majority.
Cincinnati, October 10. Richard Smith,
of the Commercial Gazette, s.tid this morning
that he did not regard Foraker as defeated at
present. The election news of Democratic
success in the election of a Governor had been
heralded by Democratic papers the morning
after the election and conceded by Ihe Re
publicsns, and yet the later returns wholly
change the aspect ol affairs. He regards the
precincts not heard from as likely to produce
5 ;reater Republican gains. As to the causes
or the practical Republican defeat, Mr.
Smith says that Foraker lost votes from both
?artles on account of the temperance Issue,
le thought also that wool growers and wine
growers opposed him.
Columdus, October 10. No additional re
turns of consequence have been received
here this morning, except private dispatches
and scattering telegrams on what has been
received, llowevcr, the Democrats claim
Hoadly'i election by 9000, and the Legisla
ture they also claim to have elected. Iloadly
Is tunning ahead In Cincinnati, and will hive
4000 majority in the county. The Republi
can committee thtnks that I loadly's majority
will be from 3000 to 4000, and that Rose will
be elected. Governor Foster thinks that
Hoadly's chances are Ihe best, but does not
abandon hope either of Ihe Governorship or
Ihe Legislature, At headquarters the Repub
licans are still hoping lor a change. The
Democrats claim the Legislature by five, and
the Republicans the Senate by one.
Cincinnati, October 10. The Commercial
Gaiette, In Ihe last edition of the morning,
says 1 The impression prevails that Hoadley
Is elected Governor by 8,000 majority. Full
returns may give a different result, but the out
look is not favorable. The Legislature is in
doubt, and Is claimed by both sides. The
second amendment vote is large, but is proba
bly defeated. The counting of the returns is
in confusion In this county, owing to very late
work. Morninc newspapers have barely a
suggestion of Ihe detailed vote. liverjbody
is worn out, and progress to-day will be very
slow. The best citimats on Hamilton county,
from additional returns received this morning,
give Hoadley a majority of 15,000 to 25,000,
with legislative and county tickets either
divided or the Democratic nominations de
feated. This Includes returns for 7J out of
103 precincts, as near as can be estimated
the majority against the second amendment
will exceed 40,000.
Judge August Siemcring.
From tho American Israelite.
Texas has lost one of its most brilliant
writers, and the Germans of our Stsle their
most prominent leader. August Siemerlng
died in San Antonio on the 18th of Septem
ber. Judge Siemcring, as he was popularly
called, was a man with many peculiar traits
of character. He came to Texas in '49 a
young gymnasiasl, and suffered the pangs of
poverty In common with all the pioneers of
that period. His career until '61 furnishes
no noteworthy facts. When Ihe war broke
out he was, and remained on Ihe side of the
Union, and stirred Ihe Germans of West
Texas to gallant action in defense of their
homesteads and their rights, both of which
Siemerlng believed to be endangered by Con
federate rule. He has since been an uncom
promising Republican, and tfe: most formid
able local opponent of the Democracy. His!
power was never to be lightly considered, for
his influence was far reaching, and his at- 1
tacks were always straight from the shoulder.
He knew that he was the "best-haled" men
in the State, and this may have been Ihe
cause of so much rancor being often intro
duced In his editorials in the San Antonio
Freie Prcsse, the most brilliant German news
paper in Texas, and one ol the best edited in
the country. Last year Siemcring ran the race
for Lieutenant Governor on the Jones ticket,
but was disastrously defeated, and his health
has failed ever since.
As a writer Siemerlng had few cquils. You
will not object to my devoting a few lines to
the memory of this man, who was no Jew,
neither was he a Christian, being no believer
In any deity. But he was one of those cos
mopolitans whose hearts are in the right
plsce, whatever may be their religion, and
who will always be found on the side of the
wesk and Ihe oppressed, to defend them
against the strong and the oppressors. Sie
merlng never was on the side of unlawful
might, and he expressed his opinion in that
honest, rugged way of his though the heavens
might fall. Ah, how nobly he wrote when
our Russian brethren were persecuted 1 No
Jew could have written more forcibly or de
nounced more manfully the disgraceful con
duct of the Russian bear. Only lately, when
his right hand had nearly lost Its cunning, he
wrote of the Tissa-Eszlar "DIutluege," as he
called it, and denounced the miserable plot
as "Zur Schande des neunzehnten Jahihun
rlrrti." Besides his brilliant editorials in the
Freie Pressc, Siemcring contribute! to several
prominent German journals at home and
abroad, notably to the New York Belletris
tlsches Journal, in which his "Texanische
Sklizen" attracted general attention. He
was a "Schrlftsteller " of no ordinary meiit.
When, some years ago, Cincinnati an
nounced a prize for the best German
American novel, Klemetlng entered the
competition with " Kin verlehltes Leben,"
and won the prize. I have read that novel
more than once, for In its pages I thought
to detect traces of this singular man's autobi
ography, and Slemering's life was In many re
spects "verlehlt." A man of wonderlul
talent, with a ready pen. and with a knowl
edge of statecraft that would have led him to
a high place in the national councils had he
not preferred to champion the hopeless cause
of a hopeless minority. Siemcring often
spoke bitterly of his own life as not having
been worth living for. A cordisl hater of all
religion, he spoke bitterly of all religions and
their ministers, gloated over his falling from
grace of any ol that profession, and with an
atheist's narrowmindedness, blamed religion
for any pastoral transgression. A clergyman
and a Democrat were Slemering's pet abomi
nations. And yet he was possessed of noble
Impulses, was a true friend as well as a cor
dial hater, and as liberal to .Ihe poor as he
was miserly to the church. Sometimes a
noble German schriltsteller, with as lofty
thoughts emanating from his ample brain as
may be found anywhere In German literature,
sometimes a political antagonist, whose vehe
ment invective and powerful, well organized
opposition gave concern even to the 80,000
majority In the State, and sometimes a Bohe
mian, content to tope with the Turners and
to preside at the exercitlones of the Salamand
ers, Slemering's character presented many
contrasts. For the rood he his done, and for
the gallant words he has spoken in behalf of
suffering humanity everywhere, I hope that
tae carm may rest itgntiy on August siemcring,
Concluded nt I-ast
The suit of the Galveston, Harrisburg and
San Antonio railroad vs. N. K. Connelly,
which has held the fort at the District court
for the past three weeks, came to an end yes
terday. This morning the jury delivered their
verdict awarding the plaintiffs $5006 04 dam
ages, out of the $28,291 27 which they claim.
The defendant intends to apply for a new
trial, and falling In thai, will appeal the case,
llulpert on ilond,
Mr. R. llulpert has been released on bond,
which was first fixed at $loo, but subse
quently Increased to $10,000. His .bonds
men are good for several limes the amount.
llulpert threatens to bring a $100,000 dam
age suit against Ihe bank for false arrest and
The United States Comptroller States That
the Bank Tax is Illegal, Being Con
trary (0 Act ol Congress.
Hut There Are Oilier Authorities Which
Show That States Have a lllClit to
Tax Hankers.
County Judge Mason has received the fol
lowing letter from Comptroller Knox 1
Treasury Department, Office Costr
troller or Currency, Washington. Oc
tober 4, 18S3. Sir I am In receipt ol your
letter of Ihe 18th ultimo, in reference to the
payment by national banks in Texas of an
annual tax of $160, under a law of the State
providing that every person, firm or associa
tion ol persons cngsged In business
as money brokers or bankers in a
cily or a town ol more than 20,000 inhabi
tants shall pay such a tax.
I send to you by to-day's mall a copy of my
last annual report, which contains a synopsis
of the decisions of courts of last resort, on
questions arising undei the National Banking
act. In that synopsis, on psge 90 of the re
port you will find a reference to the case of
the District of Columbia against the Citizens'
National bank, in which Justice McAtthur
held a license tsx illegal and void, as being
contrary to the mode ol taxation prescribed
by Congress, which mode was held to be ex
clusive, you will also find reference to the
case sustaining this ruling.
The tax mentioned by you seems to be of
the same nature as the taxes declared void un
der these decisions. Section 5219 of the Re
vised Statutes ol the United States, as con
strued by Ihe decision of the United States Su
preme court in the case of the People against
Weaver, grants the privilege to the States of
taxlnc the shares and real estate of National
Banking associationsj'and all the decisions of
the united btstcs Supreme court, which bold
that National banks must pay the same taxes
as are levied on other corporations or on in
dividuals, have reference to the taxation of
shares solely.
It would therefore seem that National
banks can not be required to pay the tax men
tionedbyyou. Very respectfully,
John J. Knox, Comptroller,
The Express, In alluding to this letter, says
that It settles the matter, but the County Judge
docs not think so. The report of the Comp
troller, page 90, section I, taxation referred to
Slates by license, the District of Columbia inv
posed a liscense lax on all the National banks
ia the District, the rate being 50 cents an
nually on each $1000 of the capi
tal invested. The Citizens' National bank
refused to pay this assessment and a test
was made in the District Criminal court,
Justice McArthur presiding. This court, after
full argument, held the tax Illegal and void,
as being contrary to the mode of taxation pre
scribed by Congress, which mode was held to
be exclusive. This ruling of Judge McArthur
was fully sustained by the Supreme court of
Missouri (Carthage vs. Carthage National
bank, 71 Mo., 50S; also by National bank of
Titusville vs. Cadwell U. S. District court
western district Pa., Fed. Reporters XIII p.
429.) This is all very well says County Judge
Mason, but in the same report on folio 92,
article 16, the report says : "The act of Con
gress approved June 3, 1S64 (R. S. section
5,219) was not intended to curtail the power
ol States on the subject of taxation or to pro- J
hibit the exemption of particular kinds of
property, but to protect the corporations
formed under its authority from unfriendly
discrimination by the Slates in the exercise of
their taxing powers. (Adams vs. Nashville,
95 U. S. 5 Otto, p. 19. See also St. Louts
National bank, National bank of the State
of Missouri, Third National bank, Valley
National bank and Merchants' National bank
of St. Louis vs. Papln, In United States Cir
cuit court, eastern district of Missouri, Sep
tember term, 1876. Also, Gallatin National
bank of New York vs. Commissioners of
Taxes, Supreme court ol New York, first
department, general term, November, 1876.
These latter cases are published in the
Bankers' Magazine for December, 1876.) As
Bexar county makes no distinction in the
taxation the County Judge Is of the opinion
that his position is tenable, and will take
further advice upon the subject from the
Comptroller of the State. -
rartlculnrs of tho 1'rbperty Claimed And
That Which Is Still Unclaimed.
Captain Hughes showed a Light man the
search warrant he obtained to search for the
articles stolen by the Mexican thieves. Be
fore he could obtain the much desired war
rant Captain Hughes was obliged to work up
the whole (acts of the case, a description of
the house, the name of the occupants and the
details of the property missing.
The value of the goods stolen, which have
been claimed by Mr. Stelner, amounted to
$158 II, but they were damaged by damp
ness and other sources, through being burled,
about 25 per cent. Mr. Beckmann, of
Commerce street, claims two pair ot boots,
which were stolen from his store. In that
case the thieves got odd boots and were alter
ing them to make them wearable.
The remainder of the property unclaimed
consists of gsiter boots, stockings, a brass
mounted mirror, laces, ribbons, clc. One
roll of ribbon, Manhattan brand, bears a pri
vate mark, X 12, 4 F above a dash S; another
roll of ribbon, Fan brand, Is marked DU,
ab'ove 50; one pair of gaiter boots, blue
facings, Is marked Inside 12, above 240; an
other pair of boots are marked jel, above
450. Persons who have lost property should
call at the police office to Identify It, The
plunder Is all new and appears to have been
stolen from a store. Some of the property
was placed In satchels ready for peddling.
St. Qulutou Opera Company.
UrtdM hy the celebrated l.nff.lnh
trtma donm,
Miss St. Quinten,
rojiolltan artists. Now cos
tunics, splendid nrches
trn. Friday, Oct. U
Lcs Cloches Do Cornovlllo.
Admission SI: killory So rent; resorved
catrSthrco tlari In advance, at Hlnchc'f, op
rxMltf tho poitofllcc.
Jollities October It and 13.
18 TUT. SfltE UtlAD TO I'liltMANl'.NT
hucc'Iss. ir Tiinr.i: noi.i.Aits wiu.no
Tint woiiic or fivi: why should yoi
sit.ndthi: V'lVKJ IT 13 orit iinsnti:
All wo nuk Is mi Inspection
llcforo IMirelmHlnc.
Men's clothier and outfitter, and
Main street, 81111 Autonln.
P7"N0Ti:.- Wo make a specialty of Men'j
Linen collars, and am sclllmr our host urado
for 13 H cents, c-iual to any In tho United
Tlios, Goggan k Brotliers
Have opened a branch of their Galveston
house at 250 Commerce street, San Antonio,
and have the largest stock ol pianos, organs,
sheet music, stnogs and musical instruments
of any house la the city. They are Slate
agents for the world renowned Steinway
and the favorite and popular Emerson pianos,
and sell the same, aswell 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. 9-25-3
Mice to Tax Payers
.Discount Cor Early l'.iynient.
Tho undersigned hereby gives liotlco that the
city ad valorem und Ml taxes for tho municipal
year 1333, endlnjr February 59, 1881, will bo duo
on tho 13th of this month, and payable, on or
before tbo expiration of tho dato mentioned.
In order to facllltato tho collection of said
taxi am authorized, by a resolution of tlio
City Council, passed October 3, to allow a re
bate of 10 per oont. on tho tax lovlod for Kon
eral purposes It paid on or before the 31st day
of October, 1883.
F.C. lUur.UKK, City Collector.
Ban Antonio, October 8. 1883. Ift-WCt
lthodlus & Tempsky
lUvo a larg-9 stock of renting pianos. Cheap
rent. iwu-lra

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