The San Antonio Light (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 27, Ed. 1, Thursday, May 3, 1883 Page: 1 of 4
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The San Antonio Light.
Vol. I.-No. 27
San Antonio Texas Thursday May 3 1883.
Ten Cents a Week.
Houston Street next to Dr. Herd's residence.
All tlio delicacies of tlio season.
ELEtiAiVT 1'KIVATK DIMXd ROOMS
OI'KN DAY AND NIGHT.
Imported wines liquors nnd cigars always on
CARTER & MULLALY
Funerals furnished With Kvory Itequlslto
Special attention (riven to forwarding bodies
to all imrts of tlio United Stilton. tSTTelephono
connoctlou. Culls attended day and night.
TURN EROPERA HALL
FRIDAY MAY 4.
Thrco nights and Saturday Matinee. Farewell
tour In America and Urst time In Texas
of tlio world-wide eelebrltlos tlio
Concert and Comedy Comp'y.
An organization of rare merit. Changn of
progratuiiio every night. Admission l'nr
luetic. $1; raised scats "c; gallery .ri0o. Mut-
I ueo prleos Wo. Moats secured without extra
charge lit Itlscho's opposltn postnllleu. 4-:X)tf
Fine saloon in llret class location for salo
for luilf Its value.
Hoarding houses In good location; nlso fur-
nished houses. Furniture for wile and houses
Hotels In city and country whole or half In-
terest. W. H. HILTON
COS West Houston street.
(live Mo the Towol I'leasc.
Tlio finest lino of towellngs nnd sheetings are
now on exhibition at Messrs. 8. Mayer .V Son'8
store on the corner of CViinincrco and Navarro
streets .which aru unequalled In prlco nnd
luulltv. As u saniplo it may ho safe to stuto
that all linen towels are Bold ut $1 ner doen.
They can lit tho household kitchen nnd bar
room wiiu uu requisites ui sucu price as win
Klvo perfect satisfaction to tho put chaser.
Tho Globe's Free Concerts.
Tho evening concerts nt tho flloho saloon.
403 West Coinmcrco street aru attracting at-
tention. Tlio performances oiiibruco works
from tno urst masters vocui musio wiiiun
keeping of this. Visitors to tho city solicited
to irivutho (Hobo a call. Flno refreshments.
eatables and a fragrant smoke with polltout-
uinuanco always 10 no nan.
2-M-flra W. 1). Wiiioiit Proprietor
Hints on Dress.
Tho Impnrtnnco of well mado dresses Is ad-
mitted by all Indies both for comloi t nnd up-
pcarunce but when rcadymado drosses for
children misses or ladles nro required It Is dlf-
ticult to obtain thorn in such a stylo as will so-
euro their approbation. Messrs. 8. Mayer Sc
Son havoniadu this dcpartinont a special study
and have an elegant stock of clilld'ens' iiiIkhcs'
and Indies' dresses sultatlo for all occasions
in all styles and all prices. Their tollot and
urcss sucqiics aro miieu aiiinircu ami nro un
Great Itarjriilns In Houses mill Lots.
Itock house and lluu lot with Mower gnrdon
and griino arbor near Avenuo I) for $-'100.
Two liousoH on ouu lot on avenue I) for
Nice cottage on San l'cdro avenue fl rooms
Hock houses near Alamo street $l:aj0 $1(100
Two nleonow houses near Bunsct depot
Lots for sale In all parts of tho city.
W. H. HIIiTON
EOS West HmiBton street.
J'rotect tho Complexion.
Nothing is moid necessary to a lady than n
parasol and In thlscliuiato It Is especially rcqu-
slto as a protection for tho complexion. Mossts.
S. Mayor & Bon of Coinmcrco street havo u
lino of parasols that lias Just been opened
which are fresh and new and in styles to suit all
cluesos Von can buy thero a cheap funcy
parasol for "A cents and It you want a better
article tlio prices range upwards to $!. A lino
broendo silk rmrusol in attainable for M. iiml tr
an extra largo slzod twill silk parasol is re-
quired you can get onofor$:W. Those urticlos
cannot no uupucateu ai anyin-nir iiko mo prices
in mo cny.
Mr. C. II. Mueller had added two beautiful
show windows to Ills store on Commerce street
In nno is shown verv Una water.
color paintings In tho other a select stook of
artists' materials. His stock of artists' and
unlntcrs' materials Is oomnlcto. and em
braces material for oil and water color paint-
ing lead pencil drawing crayon nnd pastell
painting porcelain and china decoration
chronio photography wax Mowers decorative
art coach painting. Artists' lino bru6hosinatho-
matlciil lnstrumcnta. oil and water color tialnt-
lnifs. Ilngrnvings umichroinos surpasses any-
iiung yoi soon in uoxas. utiwenis anu lov-
ers ut art in its various types should boo this
oleirunt stock. Huhas tlio largest and host
selected stock of picture frames and mould
ings uu Bizcs over Drought to Ban Antonio
which ho olfcrs nt oxtrcmolv low llguroB.
Ho has tho solo agency for tho well known and
most durvblo "Ashostos" paints rondy for nso.
Tho color and durability of these paints
are admitted by those who nro au
thority in such matters to be tbo
highest tirade in tho market. His stock
or oils paints nnd wall paper Is complcto
and Ms Slllinlv of window glass of uvnrv aim
und description Is very large. Ily calling ut
205 Coinmcrco street tlio public can bo pleosxl
In any of the lines mentioned as well an la tbe
low prices which aro a. rulo ot tbo bouse
UK IB MY SON.
That In What Mrs. Gardner Told the Jus
tice and Jury This Morning.
Tlio I u quest upon the body of tho man HaIpIi
Oardnor or fJcorgo Houdorson wag continued
this mornlnc when Mrs. Gardner of New
Ilrnunfclr was called and declared that she
had sooi tho bodvnf dpi-mised nnd lilntitinn.i it
us that of her son Ilnlph Gardner and that ho
was convicicu anu scnicuceu to mo peniten-
tiary tlius confirming tho evidence or tlio
innn Martinez who caused tho deceased
to be arrested. Tho Jury by their verdict de-
clared that tho decrnaod Italpb Oardner came
ui ins ueiuii uy a woiiuii iniuctcil oy tho olUcor
wlillo rcslstlnif nrrost and Justlllcd tho olllccr.
A statement is initilo that Sheriff McCall re-
fused tnullow the dying deposition of Oardner
jo bo taken. This Is most omphatlciilly denied
by the Sheriff.
In Justice to tho police It should bo said that
although whlln thn mcloowns proceeding in
V urgu's shop Mr. Vartra blow his police wliistlo
a long tiinu before It was answcrcil tho whistle
was blown for the main part In tlio shop from
which cause It could only bo Indistinctly heard
nnd tho sound could not bo located. Directly
Mr. urga caiim on tho outsldo ho was sighted
und Dotcctlvo Hughes and Olllccr Illshop Im-
iiiu.na.ui i wuui. ui me scene oi action.
l roin the facts adduced at tlio Inquest It ap-
pears that tho man was llalph Oardner ami
that after Ids escape ho nosumcd tho name of
Oenrifo Henderson by which namo ha was sub-
sequently known by Chavez. Shely nnd tho
other persons who employed him.
Items Otenneil In the Hotel Corridors nnd
from Various Other Sources.
Mr. John J. Peterson nt (Inllnd. la ntthn
Mr. U.S. lice of thn Toledo Ilnllv linn. I
Jlr. N. F. Uecrs. wife nnd servant from (lal
veston aro at tho Mender.
ColOncl (Jeorirn Tlnlivlirlit. .Innlmoti nf
iiueriie is hi iiiu wenirai.
uuyiiiK iiurscH. no is ai mo ccnirni.
Mr. V. V. Ollffore of Hondo City Is hero on
private buslneos. He Is at tho Central.
Mr. .1. M. Wiseman son of u tirnmltmnt timn
In Ijivernla Is stayimr at tho Central.
Mr. Herman Frucbel leaves for An. tin tn.
day where ho Intends In future to reside.
Mr. It. A. Holland the well known tea mnr.
chant is confined to his room by sickness.
Mr. Andrew Shaw. Scciutarv nf thn Itrltlsli
association nns a sovcro attack or bilious rover
Judiro A. W. Harden of Indiana. Is on a
pleasure trip anu is sojourning- nt tho Central
Messrs. J. W. Dullard nnd Tlinmim 'neiiwiilt.
Intluentlal citizens of Hallcttsvlllo are at the
Mr. Nrvllle-llairot. n new.eomor fmm Tw-
land.lias liurclmstd Charles l'otrlo's ranch und
Mrs. John It. Klinnk. ncnniniinninfl liv 1m- tn
children. Miss Kvu and Master l'lilllp loft to-
uny iur iuiuiuiiia ooiiiu unroiinn.
Captain It. M. Vnrk. luaniurlnir editor Sndnlln
Democratic anl Colonol A. II. CuniiiiiKhani
the hero of tho flobliart-tninnlnL-linm mumi
aro vlsltlnir tlio city.
Mr. It. A. Knlirht. who vlaltnd Sun Anmnln
IH months ao und oxprrssod his desiro to llvo
hero ut that time has returned nnd will locato
here Pormancntlv. lie Is nt iirnsniit l ih
eiuiai uuu iiiiciuiH ifointr into ino stock Uusl
.A child named Charles Fnval rcsldlnirut
.No.l". V'alllla street is reported missing.
Tho atli nnnivorsary of tho rioriniin-Kiic''
llsh school Ii to bo celebrated on Thursday.
Tho Turner Hnnk nnd LaiIiIai. ..nttmntiv
will parade on Alamo plaza ut 4::i0 this after
Mr. Itlldoltih Froehol and Minn Vlnrlnln
.in k arc ui uu uiarneu on snturuay. Judiro
Tickets nro sol nir kn but ciikea for tlm
Juvenile Pinafore on thn 8th and mil of this
uiuuiii. iieservcu seats ai aim nun s.
Thov sav Miss Jcniilu Ilonnnlt. dniiirlitrp nf
our nr. ixMincu is irrauu as j"nmiuuo in
rrofessor KntzcnbcrKor s Juvetilla l'lnaforo.
Tlin enuea lit lthim.li.. ilea xu.nn.1 .....1 ......
charted with kecplni; disorderly housos will
no uearu in 1110 insirici court to-morrow morn
A renort Is current on thn utmMn fi.lfiv
that u recently lmporteil reporler has skipped
to avoid tho consequence of lllefal acts else-
Tho Street Commissioners' mnri will l i.nl.l
thUovenltur ill tli City Clerk's olllco for nr.
vices rendered In April. Tho curt men will be
paiu uu Diiiuruay.
Tho tvnes vestordnv mniln tlm T.tniep anr
that Aldcrinau Schrlcncr was absent from tho
i;uy uounciion M iit'suuy rorino urst time In
iu wueus. 11 buouiu nave ueen Hi years.
Civic Dignitaries Iteport
Tlio report of City Attorney 8. (. Newton.
for tho mouth ending April 'M for taxes col
lected from delinquent tax payers amounted
to SIOS 01.
Tho report of E. Oppcrman Sanitary1 Olllpor
west sldo of tho city comprising Wurds Nos. 1
audi! for tho month of Anrll. st.itea ilmi rr.
prlvlushad beon cleaned und 60 yurds made
Tlio report of II. Wllklns Ditch Commis-
sioner west slde.for (ho month of April simply
states that Mii L'.i wcru uald In who-hk fnr w.n l-
ou tho Sail l'edro creek and tbo upper Labor
.i.w ii.-i'viv ul j i .uuueuy ruuuo woiuer
for the month of April shows that he had
welirhcd fitO loads for which he received
The report of F. C. Hnuclsen City Collector
iiAiiiuiu iiiu iiiiiuiviiiK nnvipis: uenenu iiiuu
5"S(ii) 01; special fuiu J1474 01; pollco fund
$2011 Si; school fund $107X1 SO; Brand total
Tlio ronort of Louis Eliorhnrdt. Rnnltjirv Tn.
speotor oust sldo of tho river says that up-
wards of J persons received sanitary notice
durlnir tho month or April and tliut he has
culled special attention to tho lllthy state of
tho nlloy ditch whero It crosses Austin street.
They Hay It It True.
A complaint bulnir mado to tho Lioiit that
tho statement published in Its Issue of Monday
that Mr. Auust Ilol'lif muiiii after his assault
on Mrs. Kelulnser wns debtlnod by tho Moxl
can tailor at tho Point of a nlstol until tlm i.n
llco olllccr urrivod was untrue thu Liiiiit In
Justice to Mr Holllxinuuu niudo Inquiries Into
the matter und wus iufonued by tlio residents
in the houso where the sceno occurred that tho
stateincnt wns correct und that If Mr. llnlllir-
iiiuuti had not have stayed li would have onr-
iiuu wiui uiui a ccruucaio or mo tuoiuy tlio
wound thus Inlllotod because tho tailor was In
dolieato health and feared tlmt. Mr. ll.nir-
inilOll lu Ills OXuitemcnt would eominlt a erlinn
( wuicu ii wus nis amy to pruvent
tOW I.U'K IN SAN ANTONIO.
San Antonlan Olves a Gruphlo lie-
serlptlou of the lleRgar Nuisance.
The Fort Worth Gazette publishes the fol
lowing description of the begqar life in Sn
Antonio from the facile pen of their corre
spondent here Mr. Charles Seabaugh
"There is no cily in the country like San
Antonio in point of peculiarities. You will
see things here that we may say could not
exist or come about elsewhere. We have
more saloons than any other city in the State
and yet hardly ever see a drunken man. We
have apparently little enterptise yet grow
faster and do more business than facilities en
able us to properly handle. We are a com
munlty of decided libcralists. and yet have
ine granuesi cnurcnes anu tne iinest choirs
we support a dozen beer gardens by a rush
ng Sunday patronage and also throw more
nto the missionary contribution box than others
do. We witness good results when the agency
that brought them about seems never
to have put in an appearance. Among the
many ; peculiarities that bring our municipal
individuality so prominently above the lake of
ucstiair i uur - oeggars- uay. ims is the
seventh day of the week and the mendicants
men and women are Mexicans. They have
heard of the fame of San Antonio of the
charity and benevolence that reside here and
have sought us to aid them in eking out that
existence wmcn consists in munching a dry
crust and wearing the cast-away garments ot
some one of the more blcstof GodHt creatures
Uefore wc had railroads we had more beg-
gars than we have now and this is another
strange 'hing in lav. of our argument that
there is no place like San Antonio. When
we had no railroads freighting between this
city and points in Northern Mexico was done
with prairie schooners large Mexican
waeons with heavy wheels broad tires ami
drawn over the long and rough distances by
urn iu Biuau iiicin.au muics to eacn
wagon. The teamsters were often induced
through sympathy and appeals of friends to
pick up the beggars in small villages and'
towns and bring them on to San Antonio
vhcii me miDcrauic creatures would ue con-
veyed maybe by authority of the Mayor of a
town at some distant point where the train
men would camp and find the aillicted. helo-
less creature and rather than leave him to die
take him" in charge. After this was
done the beggar must be brought on
to San Antonio. Thus we received
dozens of the paupers of Nuevo Leon Coa-
litula Chihuahua and others of the Mexican
States. It is customary in Mexico for beggars
to make their professional tours on Saturday
and the Mexican people are noted for their
non-progression for adhering to the tradi-
tions of their fathers just as the Democrats
of td-day battle for the "time-honored princi
ples or Jefferson. " Yes the Mexican beggar
cast the gloom of their unwelcome faces on
us every Saturday taking the veriest mite
that is placed within their hands with the
same blessing and manifestation of thanks
that they would receive a fortune.. They are
not only men but women dirly unsightly
and disgusting. We have a local ordinance
against begging and a poor house for pau-
pers but beceintr is not abated and it tikes
peCK'nc generally to secure a berth in- our
nome lor the poor.
I.ATJS TKLKaUAl'HIO NKWS.
Women un ultampuce.
Fort Worth May 2. A negro woman
and a white woman engaged In a cutting
match in IleU's-Half-Acre tn-dav. The Cau.
casjan whipped out the Ethiopian inflicting
Cutting Itates Agulli.
St. Louis May 2. Reoorts that Eastern
freight rates continue to be cut by two or
three roads here are still circulated and shin.
menls posted on 'change indicate pretty plain
iy mat uie rcporis are true.
Children llurued to Iloath.
Milwaukee May 2. A Baily's harbor
Wisconsin dispatch says ; A fire this mora
ine destroyed William Tackson's residence.
and his daughters Olive and Bertha seven
and 12 years 01 age were burned to
death while up-stairs where the fire started
Nocroos Golnc to Kansas
St. Louis May 2. A party of 5 negro
exodusters from Kentucky arrived here to-day
and left on the Chicago and Alton for Kansas
They said they were the advance guard of
many more wno expect to settle near 1 opeka
and that emigration from Kentucky will be
yery neivy next Ian.
Kansas City Mo. May 2. An Atchison
Kansas special says: Clara J. Wilson the
young girl confined in jail for attempting to
set fire to several buildings is now a raving
maniac and as the Missouri authorities have
not been heard from she will soon be incar
cerated tn the Kansa - .isane asylum.
Indluusou the Warpath.
St. Louis May 2. Late advices from New
Mexico say reports of Indians marauding are
rife again. Muchacho a negro renegade
Mescalero Apiche with about 20 of Victo-
n s old band attacked a pack train a day
or two ago near the White Sands. Three
companies of cavalry have started in pursuit.
Another smaller band raided the ranche at
Alamo Springs and Colonel Forsythe has
sent two companiesof the Fourth cavalry after
Murdorous As'autt on a Lady
IIai.timoke May 2. Monday night about
10 o'clock while Miss Anna Traverse was '
going from the house of her sister to her own und U.rl 'yoil m Q SSSS? M I ESEl mothe 7 nl 1 ill5 a
home three b! cks distant in a northwestern Jlrc Biitlsractlnii at Kuhn & Co. 'b popular iral- y."?.""".011.1" now: but he nevr
Ction of tho city .he was Msaulted by wo 1 'alA00Ula -orthwcmloognoor JK J' 1"on
colored men who felled her with a stone and
then cut her throat and robbed her of a few
dollars. She was found early Tuesday In a
vacant lot where she was assaulted and re-
moved to her home. She is a daughter of
the late W. K. Traverse who several times
represented Dorchester .county in the General
Assembly. She is not expected to survive her
Nashville May 2. Second race three-
quarter mile heats Defiance Joe Shelby
Juliet Greenwood Egyptain and Doubtful
statted. Juliet got off first and was net head-
ed winning the first heat. Time 1:10.
Greenwood won the second heat in t:iQ
and also the third heat in 1:21.
Third race mile and a cjuarler Alhlone
George Makes Leonore)and Major Hughes
started. Hakes led for a mile when
Hughes came on and won by a length Hakes
second same distance in front of Alhlone.
Fourth race three quarters of a mile Tal-
leyrand the favorite got off firsu Twilight
who started fouttli won by a length and a
half in front ol Rothschild second and
George L third. Seven started. Time
Galveston May 2. The regatta this
morning between ihe Galveston and the Pro-
tection rowing clubs attracted a large crowd
to the wharves. The first was a four-oared
barge race followed by the slx-oarcd barge
race both of which were won by the Calves
ton racing club after a spirited contest. No
contestant appearing against John Crotty of
the Galveston club in the single he rowed
over the course alone in order to lay claim to
the prize. The prizes were offered by the
Maifest management and consists of three
beautifully chased silver eoblets. and these
were this afternoon awarded to the winning
crews on the Maifest Grounds. The pro
gramme as set forth in the dispatch last night
was rigtuiy loiiowcd and wound up with a
magnificent pyrotechnic display that surpassed
an previous etlorts upon the part ol the Mai
fest management. Dancing and various other
amusements were in progress at a late hour
and taken all in all it was one of the most
successful Mailest celebrations ever given in
Sl. Louis May 2. The union stone cut
ters and plasterers went out on a strike to-day
They presented a demand on the bosses yes
terday for an increase from $3 50 to $4 per
day and the establishment of a uniform rate
Employers refused to accede and this morn
ing about 500 stone cutters and 600 plasterers
quit work. Bricklayers will to-morrow de
mand an increase of half a dollar uer dav.
wmcn me uosses win not accede to anu they
will probably strike. There are rumors
of the usual spring strikes in the various
St Louis May 2. The coal miners of
Ilel'cville (Illinois) district struck yesterday
for higher wages. They claim that they have
only been getting ft to 2 cents
per bushel for digging and now demand
2U cents. Operators refuse to com
ply but it is said that they will probably ac
cede to the miners' demsnds. It is under
stood that similar action was taken in all the
mining districts of the State. Diligent in-
quiry fails to reveal any movement among
ciarg makers here looking to a strike. A few
manufacturers are paying ajslight advance but
the great bulk of men are working at the old
I'lTTSBURG May 2. Complete reports
Irom the railroad coal district in which the
strike was Inaugurated yesterday state that all
the miners have joined the strike against a
reduction save those at W. P. Rand & Co's
and the Cherry Hill Coal company. A dele
gation of strikers headed by martial bands
win buiiounu incse pus mis auernoon anu re
main until the men at work ioin the strike
Operators are preparing to have the strikers
kept oil their property but no violence is an
There is no change in the status of the ci-
gar makers' and plasterers' strike.
Shenandoah Pa May 2. Work at the
No. 4 colliery of the Lehigh Valley coal com
pany stopped to-oay by the stnkt of loaders.
They have been loadine 22 cars per dav. but
now refuse to load more than 15 hence the
Kitrz Si Kuhn's
Sleiin Shussko factory rocommends Itself to
an epicureans who wish to test tine cervelat
rollat boloirim and Wlonna snusunes. Ileui;
Salesroom 410 Houston street next door to
wuvoncK lunii oiuce.
New Summer Garden
Mr. William Huppersburir bus opened a cosy
little summer irurdun. eornnr nf Garden tml
ilroouiBtrcots whero you cun spend a pleasant
ovcnlnir and prucuro all thu refreshments
usually to bo found. C30I teor on drauirht.
All Invitation to tho public extended. 6-1-ani
Just the Thine lor Slimmer
Mr. Frank A. Solfel bus Just received a flno
lot of tho Improved Triumph Coal Oil Stoves
of nil sUob. BUIUiblo forull purposes. Thoy will
boll roiiBt nnd heat niiythinir without tho
necessity of a lire. I'rlco from 75 cents. Cull
and Bto them ut SoffoU's Btoro Alamo street.
mq.uainj utinrwu muling n. s-ls-IIll
To tho people of San Antonio nnd Western
Those of you who desire n Urst class picture
01 your eii or any momiier or your family
ul 11 jruu iiuru niu inuiures "cu as uairucrreo
types nmhrotyios or uny othur stylo of picture
CO UltTS II 1 1 IN HUSSIA.
A Visitor Telia thn Light Headers How the
Kusslau llellesnre Courted.
Mr. R. II. D Leicester M. A. Oxon of
the English Land Syndicate is visiting Ihe
city. Mr. Leicester is a frequent contributor
to the English piess and is a writer of con-
siderable repute lie thus writes of his ex
periences of courtship and marriage In Rust
Love is the same the world over but
courllng" is managed very differently in dif
ferent countries. Russian courting among
the middle classes Is peculiar. The first
Whit-Sunday after the young girl is acknow-
ledged by her mother to be of marriageable
years she Is Uken to the Petersburg summer
garden to join in a "btidal promenade."
This consists of the daughters ol the Russian
tradesmen walking in procession followed by
their parents. Up and down they go pre
tending to chat with each oilier and to take
no notice of the young men the tradesmen's
sons dressed in their best clothes who walk
in another procession on the other side. How-
ever every now and then some young lellow
slips out of his proper rank and adds himself
to the line of girls on the other side speaking
to one particularly. The parents of the girl
join in the conversation in a few moments
and soon they leave the promenade and are
joined by the parents of thcyoung man. Gen-
erally the old folks have talked it well over
before but on this occasion eveiy one pre-
icnu iu uc 3uiiiiacu. un me ncxi uay a ic-
male confidante calls on the gitl's parents and
requests her hand. This granted all the re-
lations on both sides meet and argue about
the poition to be given with the girl. If this
is not satisfactory all is at an end; if it is what
is expected the betrothal takes olace. The
bride and bridesgroom kneel down upon a
great iur mat anu uie oriue takes a ring Irom
her finger and gives It to the bridetgroom
who returns the gilt by another. The bride's
mother meanwhile crumbles a piece of bread
over her daughter's head and her lather folds
the image of his daughter's patron saint over
his future son-in-law's well-brushed looks.
As they rise bridesmaids sing a wedding-
suiq;. me yucsis cacn onng lorward a
present ol some sort. Wine is handed about
and some one says it Is bitter and needs
sweetening. Upon this the bridegroom kisses
the bride the sweetness being supposed lo be
provided by this kiss salutes the company
and takes his leave on which the bridesmaids
sing a song with a chorus somcihing like
Farewell happy bridesgroom
Hut return to bo still more happy.
Courtinc-time has now beoun. Kvrrv i-vm.
ing the lover comes to his lady's home with a
present which is always something good to
eat generally cakes or sugar-plums. He
makes love under rather awkward circum-
stances for the "bridesmaids sit about the be-
trothed pair in a circle singing songs descrip-
tive of thrir happiness. The last evening ol
the courtship is enlivened by the presentation
of the gifts of the bridegroom which must in-
clude brushes combs soap and perfumery.
un rer.eiv ng incse me oriuesmaids instantly
carrv the bride awav. nnd wash h
her hair and perfume her pocket-handker-
cniei. inus toucneu up sue returns to the
company and the bride's father gives his fu-
ture son-ip-law the marriage portion which
he takes home with him in a neat bag. The
nexi morning ne returns lor the lady herself.
She receiving him with her hair unbraided
and flowing down her back. Thev are mar.
ried by the ceremcnies of the Greek church.
ami uie 0111 ioiks never go to tne wedding
dinner. Those eternal bridesmaids whom
they must hate ;by this time are there how-
ever still on duty and this evening closes by
the bride kneeling down and pulling off her
husband's boots to prove her intention to be
an obedient and submissive wife. Good-natured
bridegrooms generally hide jewelery or
money In their boots which ihe bride may
take possession of as balm for her pride.
ucr uie wcuiiiuK-uaj- mc parents begin to
ive feasts and keep it up a week and it is
not until this is over that the "young couple"
see those blessed bridesmaids take their
departure. They are then compelled to kiss
(hem thank them.and give them each a pres-
Mr. Leicester evidently does not annrnvf nf
tqe Russian style inasmuch as he returns
shortly to England to espouse his fiancee
Miss Fannin Simpson of Liverpool.
A Silly Girl Saved by Ilonth.
Speaking of ihe persecution of actors re-
minds me of a very pretly story regarding
Edwin liooth. It was while he was playing-
at the Winter Garden that a young miss in her
teens fell desperately in love wilh him. She
was the only daughter of wealthy parents and
night after night she would make some excusa
to leave home and go to the theatre. She
deluged Dooth with love letters and finally he
wrote to her telling her to meet him at Ihe
stage door nt the end of Ihe performance on e
certain night. She was Iherc according to
appointment. Uooth banded her into his
carriage and gave some whispered instiuc-
lions to the driver. The horses were driven
rapidly and in a few moments the young girl
found herself in front of her own home. The
carriage stopped and lioolh assisted her to
alight. Taking her arm in his he walked wilh
her up the stoop and rang tho bell. It was
late and the girl's father who had become
very anxious about her whtreabouts opened
the door. When he saw her in the company
of the actor he started hack in astonishment.
"Mr " said Booth very quietly "I
have brought your daiuhter home. She has
been very lonlish but she has promised never
10 oe so ngiin and 1 would advise you to
take better care of her." With these words
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