San Antonio Daily Light (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 6, No. 340, Ed. 1, Monday, December 13, 1886 Page: 1 of 4
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Paint lour Roofs.
8 hatIn your roofs painted well they wll
astittrou times as lohKi auditors up all tho
Bawi and small hole thorthy pretiitJnr
leaks during the storm and rains of the 0011
Inr winter month. Onion left with mo M
tbeourncr of Avenue K and Houston atnvt
wm be promptly and satisfactorily done Also
all kinds of bouse slm and carriage palntloir
San Antonio Daily Light
tnlss.s ud chlldn
And wonted underwear. Iliflti I
wear. Gents underwear in mdMi
wonted. The best W eenti und.rslilrti t
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Volume VI. Number 340.
SAN ANTONIO. TEXAS. MONDAY DECEMBER 13. 1886.
Only $5 a Year
Cbronlo grumblers alwaya rind times bad They fall to
see that the fault Ilea with themselves Think busi-
ness Is not satisfactory because the world goes
wrong Take thing as you find ihem Swim
rather with than against the title Warm
weather has cnuird a decline In
Ladies' Cloaks Shawls and
Blankets and Comforters !
Atl at exceedingly low prices which hat
nmdeour Ann it-wiwticd. In our Shoo
Department no carry at all times doutlo
the assortment or any honsoln
Ladies' Misses' & Children's Shoes & Slippers
Our stock It all made to order from the
best selected material. Wo have no poor
unlHtlnjr foods. Prices waritmled the
lowest In tho city.
JOSKE BROTHERS Alamo St.
MARK - DOWN - CLOTHING - SALE !
Suits and Overcoats!
NEW GOODS !
Inquire for Prices 1
WOLFF & MARX
Coi . Commerce and Alnmo Sts. San Antonio Tex.
H. D. Kampmann President - Otto Koohlor. Soc. and Manager
D inn MBBJj;;f.-'ir iO sm .
Celebrated Lager and Specially Brewed
- SELECT" BOTTLED BEER-
GUARANTEED ABSOLUTELY PURE.
SAN ANTONIO - - TEXAS.
ALWAYS TO THE FRONT!
Gigantic Stock.inall Departments!
SPECIAL ATTENTION CALLED TO THE CENTS DEPARTMENT.
Merchants advertise iu various
ways sucli ns "Selling Out nt
Cost" "Damaged Goods" otc try-
ing to gull tho public thattlioy
possess peculiar advantages by
wliicb they are enabled to sell
cheaper than their competitors at
tho same time selling at a good
prollt. They perpetuate n fraud
on a generous public by offering a
lower grado of goods which are
palmed off as good and sold as
Each soasou it has been my
earnest endeavor to improvo tho
quality and make of goods and to
sell them at a reasonable profit
giving each customer his money's
worth in each purchase. In fol-
lowing out this courso I have
been successful and am proud to
say my business has incrcasod
each year and is now
The Largest and Most Complete Establishment of
! the Kind in
HaVDurlrnr the Season 1 will oiler extra
N. W. Corner Main Plaza.
Heavy Dress Goods.
Inducements 1 a all departments.-!
San An'tonlo Texas.
LATEST TELEGRAPH NEWS
From all Part of the Olobe Con-
densed and Dollod Down.
The Italian statesman Mengliattl la
Hull baiting at Paio del Norte irows
Clinton woolen mllh Mlcli. burned.
No Man'a land baa been declared un-
der U. rt. law.
Klectlon returna for Texas are to be
Limited quantities of 2.00 sliver cer-
tificates are out.
The Uennlson brnltcman'a strike la
only u local allalr.
Locomotive engineers will not Join the
K. of L a reported.
Duke of Manchester reduces all lilt
Irlili renla 25 per cent.
The republican! In congress favor
tugar tariff reduction.
Itallroad la being puabed between
llaitrop and I.nUrange.
Queen Vlo. Kites Alexander of Bul-
garia the "Datti" order.
Pittsburg coal via New Orleana le
oomlng Into north Texas.
Ten olerks In the comptroller's olllcc
at Austin go out January 1.
Dallas Is moving for a state organiza-
tion of the American party.
There are several election contests
pending In Urlmea county.
Mlohael Davltt and hit bride will be
warmly welcomed In Dublin
Charles Francis Adnms will dispose of
$1250000 principally to relatives.
About 300 colored people from .Martin
have gone Into Urazorla county to a-1-tie.
Miners quit work at Uhamokln Pa.
beeauso wuges were reduced ten per
The Irish loyalist League Orange la
organizing against the anti-rent associa-
tion. Forfeited railroad lands In Now Mex-
ico will he Immediately opened to set-
tlement. Salaries and expenses or Mississippi
river commission aggregate about
All small ltus.lan towns having Ger-
man namea will have them changed to
The London chamber of commerce
does not approve the new English ocean
The Catholics In England antagonize
Archbishop Walsh on the anti-rent mat-
ters In Ireland.
The English police are on the track of
the Ostend express robbers whose
namea are known.
The foilerated trades will take 0 hours
a day while trying to aeeuro 8 hours Tor
a legal day's work.
Ray fanner's candidate beats Hay-
worth for county Judge of San Saba
eounty by 50 votes.
The propoganda expects to ransom
the catholic missionaries held captured
UJ opaiii.ii urigauus.
Howe A Co.. blanket manufacturer..
or Cincinnati rail for $123000. Assets
about cover liabilities.
The Frederlcksburir Evamrellml I'm.
testant Congregation or the Holy Ohost
The Holland irovcrnment nrnnnaii. a
temporary suspension or the liutoh East
India export duty on augar.
McMahon was acmiltted at Cnrlr. nt
the attempt to murder Magistrate Kelly
and the Jury Joined In the cheering.
Mr. Lewis an old man In Liu
county was called to his door and shot
last rnuay. jus son-in-law la luspected
or the crime.
The train robbers went thrnuirh th
eondnctor aa well ns the passengers on
the Fort Worth and Denver train. The
conductor gave up a gold watch and all
The Shanleleh and Cantwell h.nlw.ra
house at St. Louis collapsed on Satur-
day the walla tumbling Inward. Ruins
took tire and two employes perished.
Walker the resigning Washington
older or police wanta to get hla place
.gam. iie .a) a mm oe resigned Dy
reason or pressure by the commission-
ers. The bicycle reoord Is broken Into
ahreda In the present Omaha contest.
At the end of the first BOO miles the
championship record was broken one
hour and twenty minutes.
There are several church deaoons
among tho directors of the Cincinnati
college of music and 1e wrath or the
church hangs over their beads for the
ballet Introduced there In connection
with the American opera.
Messages wero received on board a
train running BO miles an hour on the
Lehigh Valley road both received and
sent Saturday. This wag the first prao-
tloal working test or the Phillip's Induc-
tion system recently put In operation
over B3 mllea of the road. The test was
Mandy Sheppard Insulting language
Rubin Bolton vagrant $5 or 10 days.
Manuel Ramirez striking dismissed.
Wm. Byron drunk $5.
T. P. Kelley vagrant dismissed
Thomas Mata drunk $5
Fellclano Alonzo drunk and disorder-
Oeorgle Hopkins drunk and disorder-
John Murphy drunk and disorderly
L. Vlllareal drunk $5.
Martin Castillo drunk $3.
Vicente Saucedo beating Mrs. Sauce-
At tbe annual meeting of the Soclete
Franealse de Hecours Mutuels held Sun-
day the following annual election of
oiucera tooa place;
President Elle Aroaud
Vice-President Dr. J. Braunnagel.
Secretary T. Oentllz.
Assistant Secretary J aa. Flory.
Treasuerer A. Castanola.
Flair bearer A. Lachanelle.
Finance committee Jno.Loustaunau
i.uuieu i.aoo.ie rreu. Lianouroaae.
Relief committee A. Brunl L. Ber-
ic.ux Aiuen uunnae a &eren.
Own Your Borne.
Tbe books are now onen for anhacrln
tlon to the sixth series of tbe Merchants
and Mechanics Building and Loan asso-
ciation. Apply to W A. Bonynge aeo-
rciary room o ooieaau diock ii-i-3m
Tho Beat Material for Mayor.
The city of Han Antonio has reaohed
a stage In her growth and progress
which demands renewed energy and
vim from her citizens and her muntolpal
authorities In order to push her forward.
It Is of the utmost Importance tbat the
city (bould have a municipal govern-
ment that possesses the confidence of
the people to such an extent as that the
people will cheerfully support It In all
measures designed for the Improvement
or the olty. It Is also Important tbat
the elty government should be free from
all entanglements with any clique or
ring and at liberty to consult the gen-
eral welfare of the city on each and every
measure that Is adopted. In addition to
the above prerequisites the city gov-
ernment mutt recognize Its dependence
upon the people by acting as the trustee
or the people and tint as their lordly
master. The business men of San An-
tonio should wage a war of extermina-
tion against any city government that
may bo run In the Interest of a clique or
Who Is the best qualified man for the
olllcc of mayor at tills Juncture?
I have no hesitation In giving It as
my opinion that James 11. French Is
better qualified to till the office ot mayor
than any man In the city. Wbyt lie
has been a resident or San Antoulo for
over thlrly years and whilst at the head
of the city government he took the
trouble and pains to familiarize hlmtell
with tho affairs or the city. He Is pru-
dent rautlous and reOeetlve and Is
neither a orank nor a demagogue. But
Mr. French Is too well known to the
people of San Antonio to stand In need
or a formal Introduction to Ihem while
puffery would be distasteful to him. Hla
past record aa mayor entitles him to
the respect and confidence of the peo-
ple; and In my humble opinion bo en-
joys a full measure of this re-
spect and confidence. It must also
be said that Mr. French Is neither a
bully In his temper nor In bis manners
nor a ward boss. He would be tho tney-
oror tho city not the mouthpiece of a
clique or ring.
The people can easily elect Mr.
French to the office of mayor. If tbey
will unite upon him.
1 have written the above remarks
without the knowledge or oonsent or
Mr. French and am alone responsible
for this suggestion or his name. An In-
decent and brawling scramble for the
office of mayor would reflect but small
credit upon our city and so far as my
observation goes would be disgusting
to our business men. The people are In
the humor of culling out the most suit-
able men for the city offices without con-
sulting this ring or that clique this
ward boss or that demagogue and they
are In the right. If the people will con-
oentrate upon Mr. French he will be
elected by a handsome majority and tho
olty will have an experienced man at Ita
bead A Crri7KN.
Change for a Quarter.
"Yea" said Mr. J. It. Schierer tbe
genial ticket seller at Turner opera
house to several reportera last night
"the boys sometimes fool me by putting
In a twenty cent pleoe for a quarter and
I'll Just show you how It's done." Then
be laid a quarter on the flap of tbe
ticket window. It bad hardly left his
hand when one of the reportera grabbed
it and rushed oft to the bar. In a verv
short time tbat quarter waa metamor-
phosed In five beers and the beers were
confronting tbe Insldes or the gang. All
laughed heartily at tbe Joke and none
were more iicaieoj man ur. ooutcier out
the trick waa not explained and Mr.
Sohtefer aaya tbat when next be under-
laaea io explain anyming or tne tine
be won't use monetary Illustrations if
the reporters are around and a bar
Officers of Brotherhood R. R. B.
Master-J. J. Watson.
Financial Secretary O. A. Davidson.
Secretary J. F. Wilson.
Meeta everv Saturdav nlsht at 8
o'clock at Knlgbts ofPytblaa ball.
Lve Horn a Chinese lattndrvman who
washes near Commerce atreet bridge
was robbed or about $fi this morning at
7 o'clock by a negro boy who slipped
Into tbe baok of bla shop and stole his
fiantaloons with the money In them. He
elt tbe pantaloons In tbe baok yard on
river bank and eaoaned. It la auDDosed
he entered tbe alley back of the Iorra
Dunuing ana ran around Dy tne river
bank under the stores until he came to
a door the Chinaman's wbleh waa un
locked aeverai Chinese taundrvmen
claim they have been robbed by this
Job Done SpeedUy.
At a meeting or the Cremation society
held yesterday at the secretary's office
oniNevarro street it was aectaeu mat
Measrs. Nlwll & Witte'a bid for tbe
erection or the crematory on Powder
uouse nut ue acoeptea ana mat worn
upon the said building be commenced
forthwith and completed with tbe least
The following bids were ooened on
saturaay for Mr. aonoenert'a new rest
aence on uoveramem um :
Charles Fuest $1218
O.T. Shields 1390
Fink 4 Umscheld 1610
He la a Orandpa Now.
Mr. Jesse Bell was made bappy on
Saturday by a telegram wblob came from
Nashville. Tennetse. It told blm that
Mrs. P.O. Brown bia daughter better
known here aa "Bessie Bell the sweet
singer or cantone" nau oeen sareiy ae-
Uvered of a fine bov and tbat he waa a
grandfather. The telearram added what
her many friends will be delighted to
near mat airs urown aau ner son were
Tbe Locked-Out'a BalL
In order to help the distressed Knights
of Labor who are "locked out." north
and east the ladle of the Knlgbta or
j.aDor gave a oau at the Knignts' ball on
saiuruay evening wnicn waa largely at-
tended and waa a flnanolal suoctss.
Tbe dance ball waa very prettily deco
rated with flags buntlnir and lodge ban
ners. Among tbose decorations were
aome pretty wreatnea worked Dy Mrs
At midnight a pleasant lunoh was
served and was much annreelated.
Everything waa excellent and well
none anu au spent a very pleasant time
retiring wuu a nope inai anon pieaa-
ant rcuuiuu. mucus uuen ue neiu
It Is eolnclded by all tbe ladlet who-
ever favored ua with aoall that we carry
tbe finest line of millinery goods In the
THE CATTLE KINO
Provea That Our Texas lloreee Aro
Capable of Being lltshly Trained.
Mr. J II. Walllck's new equestrian
play "The Cattle King" was performed
In Turner opera-house on Saturday
evening and drew a somewhat large
audlenoe. The play Is of the most sen
sational kind Interesting and romantic
and Is or a better tone than Ita prede-
cessor "The Bandit King." Mr. J. II.
n awca s renuu on or "uoo rat lor." me
Amerlcrn Cattle King waa simple and
eflectlve. but Invested with powerful
realism and the same compliment may
jusny do paiq to nr. ueo. narr tor nis
admirable Imnersonatton of "Don Pedro
Jose Mexico" the Mexican Cattle
rung rreu i.yon raaue anotner popular
bit aa "Kpbritm Julius Cieaar Pompl"
and his "darkle" singing and dancing
elicited enthusiastic applause. The re-
mainder or the male characters nere
well played. Miss Mattle Rudesll pour-
trayed the trials or tho heroine "Kale
aitow." anu airs n a ilea's imnersona
tton of "Mollle Mexico" waa very com-
mendable. The trained horses "Bay
Raider" "Arabian Jim" the roan
oharger the educated colt "Texas" and
that funny little donkey "Calamity
jane iook an euecttve part in lue
ui -lexas" it mav oe aDiiroDriatciv
observed here that the celebrated oolt
waa born and raised In tbe Lone Star
State. Mr. Walllck purchased It when
In the city two ycara ago and It Is now
blgbly trained but Ita faculties are said
to be capable of far greater develop-
ment. The feats that It performed
shows tbat In good horses aa In other
ways Texas can bold Its own.
Air. w amen nienueu to biav "inc
Bandit King" on Sunday nlirut. but. by
desire be reproduced "The Cattle
King." A large and appreciative audi
ence waa present and liberally applauded
lue piay aa ii progresseu.
Justice Barnes called hi. civil docket oou.
talnleg K) cases which wore sot for trial and
intlnued except three Id which Judirmont
Mrs. r. r. Jlun.lir. eirculrli estate ot : V.
Murphy v.. T. N. l)vvlliupruinl.Hry nolo
to lurlHdlLlloii o orruled. di-fcudaiit'
tlon toouaah attaoliuiont irranted. and c
tlon ut ptalnutr tbo case was dlsiulB.el
itiou tu quush tho pluliillir
lnJUHtleuMoA l iter' court thu
ItKjueit on the reomlQ. ur ytmoir MeCartb)
Sundry service BUla for Texas.
The following are the Items affecting
Texas In tbe sundry civil aervloe bill re-
f or eourmouse anu posiomce at Dal-
las Tex.;for approaobea and beating ap-
paratus complete $100UU.
For customhouse postotllue and oourt-
house at El Paso. Tex.: for continuation
of building under the present limit $50-
UOU. For customhouse at Ualveaton. Tex.:
for continuation or tbe building under
tne preaent limit xuuuuu.
Mannera areau art. Some are com
mendable aome faulty; but there are
none that are of no moment. How
cornea it that we have no precepts by
which to teaoh tbem or at least no
rule whereby to Judge tbem as we Judge
sculpture and muslo? A science of
mannera wouiu ue more important to
the virtue and happiness ot men than
one one would auppoae.
How Switch Tall Won.
To tbo LtaitTi
Seeing your article on "Let ber go.
Gallagher" and "Hold blmScoby." I
thought I would write you about an af
fair something similar that happened In
New York. Some years ago there was
a half mile traok at the oorner of Seven
ty-fifth street and old Bloomlngdale
road (known aa Friday's) where the
sports used to congregate every clear af
ternoon; tne usual amusement was to
trot lor a dooi. oniv roaasters oeine en-
srlble. no horses admitted kcut for track
Eurposes or witn reooras. ine pools
ad frequently been scooped by a party
owning a bright bay gelding handsome
as a picture witn one exception not a
balr having ever grown on bis tall;
it nau tne appearance oi tneanavea tans
of Colonel Belknan's street-car mules.
mis norse was Known oy every one as
ijwttcn ran fast as a gnost nonest ana
reliable; tbe boya bad found blm a
corklnir. hla owner alwavs trolne home
wun tne "oooaiei" ine Doya nnauy tir-
lns of this one-sided same barred out
Switch Tall. One pleasant day when
mere waa an unusuauy targe garnering
ana tne pool reacnea way up in ugurea
a smooth-raced oountry-looklng fellow
drove ud in front of tbe hotel: be waa
driving a beautiful animal white long
heavy tall. Just touched tbe eround. As
be stood Quietly In front of the door all
aumtrea tne norse ana numerous were
tbe questions put to tbe driver as to
who owned blm. and could be so any (f )
To all questions the young man an-
swered civilly said be eould go a little
and when asked to put blm in the race
and being told it would only cost blm a
$10 Dote to enter said "be guessed
be would Just for the run of the thing."
tbe race to be mllo beats best two
In three while aconlng for the
word all admired the handsome
horse with bead well ud. perfect
action and tall like a water spout; be
waa indeed a beauty. He seemed a lit
tle rana: irequenny leaving nia leet
but waa a good breaker and caught
aulck. Tbe first beat waa won by a
mrav mare called "Little Nell." Tbe
handsome atranger Just laving bis dis
tance toe next two neatsnoweverwu
a surprise party aa he Jogged under tbe
tbe winlnng both beata at bis ease
Country pocketed tbe boodle treated
all hands and got Into bis wagon ready
to leave. "Bend blm a quarter" called
some of the crowd. "Lets see blm go"
young fellow says "all right:" got tbe
word and started. When balr tbat dis
tance bad been accomplished something
happened which caused the boya to
shake tbelr fists at Country who waa
driving out the back entrance at a 3:30
gait. Tbe false tall or this beautiful
animal bad come ofl fixed with two
buokles at the starting point to which
waa fastened tbe back strap of the har
ness. It waa complete.and perfect cries of
"switcu tail" ana soia resounaea on
all sides. Tbo false tall waa hung up
In tbe bar room and a atranger bad
oniy to ass wuai it was nung mere lor;
to see tne crowa disappear. uoo
THIS CHANCE 1
Unheard of Prices in Dry Goods
Prices So Low That
Ladies' Cloaks. Clothing.
m l jidle.' noiki all kind dm 23 Men's Suits only left for M M
40 ladles' Unlmana. new.trles. ... t M llojs Hulls very reryobeap only.... 19
tu) Wraps different kinds all new Klne Dents' Casslmere Suits only
t;le. 9 00 to IIS 00 Splendid Man's Urerooats only. ... IN
Misses' Cloaks. Shoes.
tjinro AMortmcnt only 93 W ldle.' Kid nutton Boots II 10
Ml.scV llliten ' 1 UJ Very line Kid Button Boots SO
Very Bljrll.h One. S SO Ml. MS- flood Quality Button Boots... W
Children's I'lo.k. ;t Udi.s' H.al Hand-Sewed Button 4
tnirralii Carpet. new line He. a yard 1M White Wool.n Ill.nk.ts It M
Hupert'aritibrlctitpatt.rns..too.ayard 11-4 Vine Uu.llty Blankets S 00
Alf-Wool fiupor Kjtra :so.ayard 12-4 Fine California BlaDketa leu
Bqi.sclsCarvets oniy 7So. ajant Quilts from It W to S so
Dry Goods. Underwear.
At lOo. per isrd Worth Um. Ladles' Knit Vein SOo.
Forr.0. per ard llsndaome.... Worth Vx. Children's Knit Vests SSo.
For V-e. per yard All-Wool Goods dents' Knit Shim SOo.
wild everywhere at II UO Gents' Kanoy Dull. It 15
H11S & OPPENHEIMIR
212 and 214 COMMERCE STREET.
And look at our Immense
And now is your time
prices to suit the times.
thus enabled to sell at
COME AND INSPECT MY STOCKIOF
Fireworks Fire Crate
California Canned Fruits
Swiss American and Holland Cheem
Of u Variety Too Numerous to Mention and at allJPrieei.
DON'T FAIL TO CALL AND SEE ME AT
Millitary Plaza auu Trevnio Avenop-
Nothing la more appropriate or more highly appreciated for
Holiday Presents than artlolea of Jewelry. You will And at my
store an endless variety of rich Jewell ranging In prices to suit
all. ir buyera will eall at my store and leisurely survey the
grand display of Diamonds Jewelry and Silverware they will fee
for themselves tbat It la much better to purchase of our One first-
class goods at the remarkably low prices we will ask for them
than It la to buy from those who offer goods bought In Job lot
from eastern auotlon bouses. Buyers of such artlolea And oat
when It la too late that tbey have been sold and tbat they have
paid a high price for Inferior and undesirable goods.
Wholesale and RetaillDealers and'ImporterVol .Wines ;and Brandies' JJIm
Nos. 19 and 21 West Commerce Street.
Wo with to In form the public that we are now f ullr proparod to luppljr the trade with orerr
thing In tho lino ot Imported and Domeatlo Wines Arandies Glna. Llquori ud Clfar. our
Mr. Wablstab be I dm lUatand having purcbaiod theoholocit itookof xooda ever brought to
ban Anion 10.
TnthafsimtitriiAWAtaTnulri nr. tht
Quality or prions and families wlthlnr to supply themselves will save money by calUn on tit.
Allorders by mall or otherwlso will bo promptly attended to.
RIVERSIDE - CAFE - RESTAURANT.
SIHHANQ fr HAMPBL. Proprietors.
Lunch and Meals
UMa ATia.Lt HOURS.
We aro Determined to like Ou
Everybody Can Boy.
TO CALL AT-
Bargains before you buy.
lo lay in your supplies at
I buy for cash only and am
prices that defy competition.
Sultana & Galifornia Raisii
DrieJ an J Spirt Herriis!
Cales of all Cote
OE HOLIDAY GOODS.
our Holiday Gooda cannot ba axeallAd. itherlm
I Oyster Fish Game
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