The San Antonio Light (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 28, Ed. 1, Friday, May 4, 1883 Page: 1 of 4
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The San Antonio Light.
Vol. I.-No. 28
San Antonio Texas Friday May 4 1883.
Ten Cents a Week .
CALCASIEU LUMBER YAM)
East Commerce Street adjoining Sunset Railroad
I'. O. Ilox 288
khkp conhtantia' on hand'
lslsthiif or ITiimliiK- Tlinlior Iloxinir roni'liur Dressed Flnnrlnir Sldlmr Headed Celllmr
'hilshliiir iiliiiliur; also it fit II supply or llmir" Sash Itt Miiuldluirs Shliiclfs Dressed
It.mirh Pickets of nil Pattern" Plintorimr tath llarlioil Win1 Mixed I'alnts lln ililern
Hardware nml overythhur found In n (Irst-eliun
niiculal hills toonlurut short notice beltur connocled with onor tho larifcst mills In llio Calcu-
Rough Lumber same price as Rough Texas Pine $25 per M.
San Antonio Lumber Co. A. T. llensley Manager.
Houston Street noxt to Dr. Hern's resilience.
All tho ilellciicles of tho Benson.
ELEGANT PRIVATE IHMXG KOOMS
OTICN DAY AND NIGHT.
Imported! wines liquors nml clirnrB nlwnyson
TURNER OPERA HALL
MAY 10 II 2f .883.
Der Freisclmetz !
(Irand opera In four nets by Curl Slarln von
Weber. Oniml ChoniH of tOifOod voices'. First-
class orchcBtru of tho best musicians assisted
by tho KIkIiHi Cuvulry hiiml.
Admission $1 Kttllory 50 cents ltcscrved
seats without e.xtni charifc ut Itlsclio's cliotr
store opposito tho iiostollleo. - til
AT THE CASINO M AY 21 '83.
rVI'rnmi'iinilo Concert Supper nml Hull by
Hie Han Antouln llrltlsh A'soehitlon. Tickets
$1 luchidlnir admission to tho whole nt Him
Hart's ltlsche's Ithoillii. Ar Tcmpsky's Alamo
Sluslo House Holland's Ten Mores of II. Ity-der-Taylnr.
1.11111T oillce nml nil members.
Music Dy tlio Klglith Cavalry Itiiml UM-lm
Pit Kimidj's Coal line
Coal Shipped by Kail
Ami delivered by wairnn loud to nil pnrUof tho
city. Iionve your orders nt Clavin's .irilif store
Cumniereo street (luorifo Stunibciif'B nml tho
city iiutillosenleH Mllllnry plaza.
WAIjK"TY S.MKT Aeetlt.
TURNER OPERA HALL
FHIDAY MAY 1.
Threo itiirhls und Saturday Matinee l'arewell
tour In Ainerlci nml Hint time In Texas
of tho world-wide celebrities tho
Concert .mil Comedy Coiiii'y.
An oruunlzntlnu of rare merit. Chamrn of
programme every niirht. Admission' I'nr-
iiclte $1; mined seats 7.'e; ifiillcry Me. Slat-
Ineo prleus Alio. SuaU sucurud without extra
churiro nt lllscho's opposito postollleo. 4-HUtf
Special to Ladles.
Tho ludles nro requested to benr hi nund that
J. Josku .V Sons liavo just leeched a larno nml
nleirant stock of kid irloves In nil shades
hosiery und eorbets uml 11 lull line of notions
and novelties. 5-3-tf
Attractive Hummer OooiU.
There nro it (front many of your citizens who.
prefer Imvluir their dross suits mado to ordor
lint cannot always stand tho expense which
Hint method entails. With his usual foresight
Wolfsou bus purchased n lino stock of nil wool
piece (roods In solids checks. strlies dots eto.
nud nlso a Due lino of trlmmluirB of every do-
ticrlptlon;nlo linens nankeens oto fur sum-
mer wear. These iroods nro cheap uml nobby.
If you wntit to have a stylish well Ilttinir suit
trot hero mid irot a pal lorn nml have it made by
your tailor. You will discover n (front sitvlnir.
Another now feature at his house Is tho arrival
or n Mao lot or Imported nml domestic toilet
quilts und spreads of ovory variety nml price
nml really handsome double nml sniffle damask
brown and blenched table linen llnu napkins
.doylies towels uml toweling I'rontlnir linens
eto. Ulssnro to say Hint any porson who can-
not bo suited In those icoods will havo to ifo
outside tlio city toirut what they wunt. Ho-
lds restnnruiits etc. should by all menus sou
thoso (foods nnd families who want to make
FH-elal selections will eortalnly nimreclato tho
Liottlmt they can he better suited in a Inrjro
and new stock than In un Inferior one. Wolf
(on eortalnly has dono Ida part In iflvlnir tho
miblln this chanco und they will hardly unir.
j'iot it 6-3 sC
lumber vnnl. Wn urn ni ii.
TIIK MlllltAUY PAWN MAN IN TIIIC
Us la 'lrBcy" ami "DUflciircd" anil
"Kails to Come to Tlnio."
Wo think n lomrBUirerliHf nubile will thank
us fur uiiinusklii(f tho would-be lltcrury man.
dismiss .Mr. Hmoi-son with tho hijunctloii :
"II II response to our Indictment. Wo
auctioneer cither by Insinuation or In deed."
Uilllvnte Llnilley Murray that vou limy nvol.1
junto "iry uml not dltifi-uce tho Queen's lliur-
or nursteei but wo llko tho puhlle lire dlsun-
polutcil. An rovolr J. .M. II. '
T. 1'. McDavitt&Co.
l'CTITPAIN & I.KA
1 Nivnllsli Ladles' (luartette.
rrom tho Dallas Herald.
Tho Swodlsh I.adles;yimrletle cominny iritvo
mi eleiraut muslenl enlertalnment at UlcDou-
trail sonera house Thursday niirht to an ap-
peareil in eight of tholr urtlsllo selections. Tlio
notable feature or tho ovenlmr was tho slniflnir
of tho wonderrul lady tiasso Miss Anna Cedar-
trron. who Is without tlio sllirhtest doubt it
pheiioiiilnal slniter. renehhiK without tho
sllirhtest apparent elTort low A. Misses Sher-
wood Zimmerman und llucklaml havo all
plcasinxnml ciiltlvnteil voices. Tho comedy
depiirtuient Is well sustained by Mr. IletthiKor
nml the whole peilennance muy truly bo
This company will appear nt Tumor hall to-
night. Tho Sagacity of Madame Do Stnol.
Mudamo Do Stnol tho celebrated uuthorrs
who lived In tho highest circle of l'arlslan lllo
once said that " ir you wuut to pleuso a lailv
Klvo her a parasol or a fan both aro necessary
and tueriil." What was trtio in tho days or
Madame Do Rtaell3cuunlly true In our day
and has perhaps moio force. This is so patent
to htd'es thut it noedi 110 uriruincnt. The only
ijiiesl on Is " where can I buy tho best troods
for tho least money?" The answer is at H.
Maver& Sons on Commerce street. Anil It
muy bo remarked that it very lino opportunity
Is now presented Tor purchase by the arrival
oftliH fittest novoltles In parasols. Tho now
satin couchlnv parasols mounted on extra
rramesutid well mado are otrmed nt $3 10 nud
nro an unheard or hitririilu. There nre nlso
brocades foulard ottomans ottoman ring dots
which are oireredut such prices us will com-
mand a ready sale.
An Object or Admiration.
Who ihics not admire a protty hand? Men
aro certainly attracted by It and women onvy
any 0110 or their own 6ox who Is fortunate
eiiouirh to bo possessed of a dellento hand
tapered iliiircrs and it (rood wrist. It was lonir
u matter or controversy whether tho hand
should bo srlovcd bu ut tho present day so-
ciety says that no lady Is dressed unless she
wears irloves. tallies should therefore be cure-
rul that thoKlovegthoy purchase are not out
or date are well mado uml nie cut or (rood
mutorliil. Messrs S. Mayer & Son huvo phieod
upon theirshelves tlio llucst lino or silk lisle
biiulc cotton castor and kid kIovcs In all
shades for opera weddlntr ball nml street
wear and these Kbit es itru iruamntocd. tadles
nml misses can he 111 tod with really oxiiulsllo
irloves of tlio best 'enkout prices thnt scarcely
exceed tho rost of common bIovcs sold by
Information for the Ladles.
Another olfer has been mado ut Wolfson's
for tho bencllt nf tho ladles which they will
not be slow to uppreelato. It is In the way of
u fresh Involco of tine hosiery irloves corsets
embroideries ami parasols. These embrace tho
latest summer novoltles. Willi this Invoice
also eumo n lino lino of cretonnes ulsters
dusters and n lino lino of ladles' and misses'
unilerirarnients. Infants' robes otc. iroods
which this houso makes n specialty or. Still
another Invoice Is lound.beInH lino lunch nnd
tritvollntr baskets and btrs market nml laun-
dry basket etc. Theso embrace manv new
attractions tor bhonplni; nml travel 'l hodc-
imitments In which theso (foods nro kept huvo
been tlnoiiK'cil with an lutorested crowd und
iroods uro tfohiif oir niildy. It may seem
Btnimro why Mr. Wolfson receives now In-
voices "lid announces tho fact to the puullo bo
ofton hut it will not hcoiii struuire when wo re-
flect that ho has a mammoth store In which
trom 30 to 10 porsous uro busy from niornliKf
until nlRht. or coui-so this force must sell a
vust amount or woods and this Is thu roason
why ho orders orten uml iilwnys bus the latest
uml most Bcnsonublo (roods which ho sells low
und novor lots them remain In tho house lonjf.
LOOK AT THAT STOUKINO.
Notes Upon the Iteceut Innovation lit the
Styles nml Patterns or Hose.
Next In Importance to a well-lltthur ulovo Is
that or it well-made hoso. It should boof (food
inaterlal neat or fcultuhlo pattern and well
imulo If the; weuror Is to huvo comfort and Is to
rank us well dressed. Ami poihips there Is
no article so dllllcult to obtuhi ns really (food
hose. Messrs. 8. Mayor & Sou huvo mado this
department an especial study and stand un-
rivaled. There nroeleifiuit now Has III do I'crso
hose cool and comfortable of the finest mate-
rial for $a 40. There nro tho colehruted llal-
brltrirnn hose brown blenched or striped at 25
cents per pair 12 IK) per dozen within tho
reach of everybody ami (food onouifh for any-
body. Ihoro uro silk huso nt tho ronmrknbfo
low prleo of $1 do per pair. There nro tlio
inilch-smiKht lor Indies' and children's black
hoso. llrltisli. Herman und l'rench cotton hose
llslu hose silk hoso in plain fanoy striped or
S'llld ooloi-swth eloeksorwllhout dropstlehes.
Tho heavy sales mado In this detriment hag
mluocd Messrs. S. Muter Son to lay In it
law-stock piirehaned it inlvniitaKeous rates
which will bo oircrod nt tirloes unheard or In
tho city havlnir regard to tho quality of tho
Ifoisls. llarKBlns will bo oircrud nt 8 cents 10
cents 12H cents 1.1 cents IS cents SO cents ffii
to 40 cents AO to 75 cents 80 cents to 51. Kor
iinisu wuu rcnoii e rnro tro us some very cholcu
hoso nro ollVi-i'd at $2 TO und $3 por pair
tadles nro cordially Invited to examine these
LATH TliLKOKAI'IIIO NEWS
A Keumrlcublu Occurrence.
Huffalo May 3. Joe Burke formerly
City Treasurer and lately convicted of mlsap'
propriating city funds was sentenced this
morning to Ave yean hard labor at the Au-
burn State prison.
Illfi.Iiiilgmont AkhIiisI Netv Orleans.
New Orleans May 3. In the case of
Myra Clark Gaines against the city of New
Orleans the report of the master in chancery
is confirmed and interest added. Mrs.
Oainrs gets judgment againt the cily lor
Working Full Force.
Reading May 3. There will be no more
suspensions of workmen at the Philadelphia
and Reading railway iliups. Orders have
betn received for new engines to keep the
men employed. Machinists and black-
smiths who were suspended last week will be
taken on next Monday and the shops will
work a full force.
Another. Strike Expected.
I'lTTSHURfi May 3 The iron manulaclur-
ers and amalgamated association conference
committee met this afternoon for the .purpose
of arranging a scale of wages for the ensu-
ing year. It is impossible to predict thu out-
come of the meeting at both sides refuse to
talk on the subject but it is generally believed
it will result in a strike.
Dallas Heard l'rom.
Dallas May 3. Mrs. Siler this morning
shot at her husband between whom a divorce
suit is pending. She said it was an accident
and it doubtless was. Siler's face was pow-
A negro woman named Harris who Is
charged with murdering a white woman in
Jefferson a few days ago was arrested here
to-day and jailed.
New York May 4. The laborers em-
ployed in the weighing department ol the
custom house who struck for higher wages
have resumed work at an increase of 5 cents
per hour. They had formerly been paid 25
cents per hour. The increase was given by
instructions of Secretary Folger.
The strike in the Henry brothers cigarette
factory still continues.
State Temperance Alliance.
Des Moines May 3. At the conference
of the executive committee of the State Tem-
perance alliance at a late hour last night
they passed a series of resolutions to the ef-
fect that the ratifications of the prohibitory
amendment rests as a moral obligation on the
Legislature .egardless ol the technical ob-
jection in the opinion of the Supreme court ;
and that the next General Assemby should re-
enact a prohibitory law in harmony with the
expressed will of the people.
Negro Soldier Murdered
Fort Davis May 3. George Foster a
colored soldier was instantly killed last night
at a ball in Watt's saloon by an unknown
party while standing near a window. De-
ceased was under bond ns on accessory in the
hie cutting embroglio. Much indignation
exists among the soldiers here. Strong sus-
picions are directed to certain parties. De-
ceased was very peaceable nnd quiet. The
fatal shot fired entered the brain scattering
them promiscuously. A portion of the skull
was found 20 feet from the body rendering a
spectacle most horrible to be told. Evcrv ef
fort will be made to discover the perpetrator of
tne uastaruiy act.
Pittsiiuro May 3. The coal miners'
strike has developed nothing particular to-
day. The miners are confident of success
while the oporators manifest no uneasiness as
to the final result and claim that two weeks
will see the greater part of the miners work-
ing; at the 3 cent rate. The miners sug-
gest that the differences be settled by an ap-
peal to the process set forth in the voluntary
trades tribunal act and aik that operators pe-
tition the court lor license for a tribunal.
Secretary Flannery says if they do this the
miners will accept promptly as they do not
want to strike but feel it their duty to resist
any encroachments of capital on their rights.
If the operators refuse to petition the miners
will petition themselves.
Nashville May 3 First race mile and
one-eighth Myriad Mayonaise Tilford
Standiford Keller and l'earl Thorn started
Mayonaise got offln front Tilford second
Keller third; Keller won handsdownby three
lengths from Tilford Mayonaise third; two
lengths between the second and third. Time
Second race one mile Alex Anient
Pope Leo Malvolio George Hakes Joe
Shelby Carson Hattie Harris and Von
Moltke started. Anient won by a neck Pope
Leo second Joe Shelby third. lime
Fourth race five-eights of a mile Granite
Jennie M Bill Gilmore Bridge Lara Gould
Rob Miles Telecraph and Virginia Wallace
started. Granite won Hob Miles sreond
Lira Gould third. Time 1:05
llacos ut GalveMon.
Galveston May 3. The races to-day
were well attended and the result was satis-
factory. The fust was a three minute trot
ting race mile heats best three in five $110
to the first $60 to the second and $30 to the
third. The entries were Cliff Porter's chest-
nut geld'ni' IHI'v Pit hen and L. J. Uart-
lett's chestnut horse Stoir. Patchen won in two
straignt heats The eond wu a pacing
race free for all mile heals best three in
five. Trie entries were J. S. Sherwood's
chestnut gelding Conductor and Carter &
Mulialy's ol San Antonio Cotton Plant;
$110 to the first $60 to the second Conduc-
tor won by taking the fi st second and fourth
heats. This was followed by a trotting race
mile heats best two in three for colts four
years old and under. The entries were J S.
Sherwood's bay colt Drift Cliff Porter's bay
colt Ivanhoe A. Ileiman'sbay colt Mor-
gan Jr. and E. E. Seixas' bay filley Jemi-
ma. Jemima took the find heat Ivanhoe the
second heat and Drift the third heat when
nicht coming on the conclusion of the race
was positioned until to-morrow. The races
booked for to-morrow are free for all for
which L. J. Uartlelt has entered the bay geld-
ing lllind Tom; and Cliff Porter's Carrie R
In the 2:40 race Cliff Porter has entered John
P. and Carter Mullaly of San Antonio
the sorrel gelding Dexter In the half mile
running race William Miller Fort Concho
has entered the chestnut mare Queen Esther;
Tom Hawkin of Austin the brown gelding
Scalawag and J. S. Sherwood of Houston
the black gelding Glendower. There arc now
22 horses at the track including trotters pa-
cers and runners. The track is in fire condi-
tion and the weather splendid and rare sporl
is anticipated by horsemen to-morrow.
A tlniml Success.
Houston May 3. At sunrise this morn-
ing the Fifteenth Annual Volksfest was inau-
gurated by the firing of 15 guns on the banks
of the bayou near the San Jacinto street
bridge. On the early train from Galveston
the Spanish Fort band of New Orleans and
the Llndenburg band ol Galveston arrived
and about 9 o'clock the marshals under the
leadership of Captain John Usener the Grand
Marshal with 10 assistant marshals assem-
bled around the court house square. At 10
o'clock the Spanish Fort band consisting of
24 pieces of marched upon the court house
square with the Volksfest committee on fire-
works the former to discouise beautiful music
and the latter to discharge the Japanese fire-
works. The crowd that had assembled
around the square was very larpe. and the
music made by the Spanish Fort band was the
subject ol general admiration. Before dis-
charging the fire-works three salutes were
fired. Of the day firc-works two out of the
six failed but the four that were successful
were greatly admired. These fire-works
consist o( a large cartridge which is discharged
from a mortar and which throws a rvlinHrr.
shaped ball to a great height. This cylinder
explodes when it reaches its greatest attitude
and throws out the figures which are made
01 iiKm ussuc paper representing dillerent
subiects and which become inflated and nni
through the air like a balloon. Some of the
ngures nreu up this evening were very pretty
consisting of the Goddets of I.ibertv. M.'.
Little Lamb and other like figures. The mar-
shals of the day and officers of the Volksfest
went out 10 tne gardens about II o'clock in
procession and the festivities were formally
inaugurated at 2 p. m. by an address of wel-
come by President A. Harris in English and
vice-President E. F. Schmidt in Geiman.
This afternoon fully 4000 people were on the
grounds and to-night the floor of the pavil
lionlis'cTwded.with merry couples tiippling the
;k" 'iiiv. iu me suiciiuiu music Ol the
Spanish tort band. The first day of the
Volksfest is a great success nnd shows that rM
Houston has some life in her yet. Business
is generally suspenueu.
Words or Counsel for Fathers Mothers
Hrldes uml llrldejfrooiiis.
Fowthhitfsurptn more common use than
those iipnertahilnif to tho household or ro-
qulro to bo of tuner replenished und It Is Im-
v.... . (uu- wnere 10 uuv.
nnd when to buy. In nnythlinr In tho hmiio
rurnlshlnif way It may be safely usseited thai
liono etui offer 11 better nssortmcnt or better
prices than Messrs. 8. Slayer t Sons of Colli-
merco street. Tnhlo linen damask napkins
ut low prices. A parcel of olcirant le'lfast
double wehfht linen towels has Just been
opcnd and Is beliuf sld ut about half their
mm ket value. As an exnmplo or prleo wo may
say they nro quoMnir now their very line Dev-
onshire nil linen towels 'J'xt') ut tho remark
nbly low prieo of S3 per dozen linen sheeting
and the ruinous all linen Russia is now "nild" ut
... .y jm. .ii uuu s ireaus lucre aro 11
retiinrkiibly line assortment or Marseilles (ler-
miuiund domestics. Theso nro oircrod nt renlly
Hcductlyo prices. Thoy havo opened atiot "ir
L'i'S.? '"""i J1? luw "rlc"'1 """I spreads it $1.
II W &! ami $2 60 which cannot bo equalled ut
will iwu.: LrTi 1 1 "'vuruu'o comparison
upwards taco spread" with shuuis'to match
nro sold nt Sibo $5&0$il&0 perset. Antlutio Not-
th.if hum. Swiss und American IneS mnMulSi
low prices or 18 cents !i cents 37)4 cents to 3
cents 40 cents. 7B cents and $2 per yiinl. Very
line tailed curtains read' for 1110. eleiraut In
1" " '" " W' I ' ' h to $ 15. CTho flock I.
tent Ion of hull s keeping houso or of theso who
show windows to his toro 011 Commerce streo"!
llr P II IIiimII... ...1 . . .
colpi Miiilntlnifs Iti the other u select stock of
iirtlstH materials. Ills Btnok of urtlsbV nnd
Painters' materials Is complete und em-
braces material for oil and water color pal 1 -hur
lead pencil dpiwhi(r crayon nml 1 astoll
pulntimr porcelain und china deeori tloi
chromo photography wax (lowers docoratlvo
urt. coach palntlmf . A rtists' tlno brU8liosmathc"
natlcn Instrument. oi und wuter color palnt-
Irors. En(rravlnifB und chromes siii-m! nVT
Ihlnif vol seen In Texas. Students nnd In v.
f . . various typos Slum d see t i s
olciruut Block. Holms tlieJanreet and bos"
sc ooted stock of picture InimcSnnd motild-
ItiKS. ill sizes over broil ht to Snn Antonio
Ho has the solo iiirenoy for tho well knowKn und
thoilty in such matters to be the
hhtlKwt (frailo in tho markot. His stock
!!!'! HU."V!y "to7 Kti o7m "y size
nnd description is very iawo. lly calling " it
205 Commerce street the public can bo iiib5".i
1 1 1 1 5M mentioned as woll ni In tho
..wo nuivsiuvs ruiuoi (QQ nouns
OLD YKT NKW
1'ractlcnl Observations Mado Upon the
uiiierenrolii Antique and Modem Lace
L'rnm ll... ..ll... .1 ... . . . ...
'riinVi;J.iC.I.Vr 0l-rll? huvo reined dominant!
i hoHroc anlK llo and tho Itouuiu damu wore
"'; "'Mm much to tho uiuij of "utSi that
i ra.i.iV.. . Wi " " inmiucnt piuco ill
t i.i? w i "iw I"1"1-"18 nro. If nny-
ZZ"''".:!?" M!g r ell0e" character!
njid tr nnjtlilnff lMiier executed. Sir. S.
Jiayer in rew ork bus mado larire nnd favor-
uble ptirchascs In these dcpnrtineiits nnd Is
Hl;HlWll"r tlu'"' 0 I'lsnrm. S. Mnycr
At Son of Cnmmcreostrcet. A parcel has Just
and patterns too numerous to mention; but It
'miinuiuin mem arosomo
Or ciitello Abjsslnlan Alhambra nnd nold
Tho price Is only S3 cents iHjr yard ami u
ennunh to msku (tso. All thtwiifomls will I o
sold nt tho established low prlces llWnve mado
nrm?roriOW.VnrklMf out "unt 'MwVris
lite ! if ti n i id q 11 n Ht y
friiiiiV.ii-iV V '"" "no usual prices.
choice ciimbrle ti. Ilo Tlnlntles nifd cv pe" Tho
most fastidious tasto r i)0 iCnsed. There
are also l.iqptlnn embroideries which nro
uhTw.'i"l'r."9worll' "" "n'ttoiio net
iKht duraiit und elegant; ecartliuf In tho All
iVini'!1 '.''i'1"" "'J1 Abysslnla.Tbtyle of do-
slitns. It can bo s.irely asserted that n butter.
.r '""r . cirnnt stock of laces and emi
broideries cannot )0 shown In tho eltv nud U-
d es will do well to exnmlnu them Isifcir" pi ir-
ai'f'.nS.'i 0Vll"rV-ri '""'klB now. ladles
iin-sureto bo civilly received nod will tret
How CltlteiiH Can Inerosse tlio Wealth
und Prosperity or tlio City.
The New Orleans Times-nemo
observes : "It is a well-established principle
that the people make the place; not its facili-
ties tor business. It is true than nn energetic
and prosperous people may be kept back by a
lack of natural advantage but this is not
orten the cac. A thousand towns are kept in
check by the greed and lack of public spirit
of the people where one is kept down by the
location. I ush and energy overcome all ob-
stacles; greed and want of energy will kill the
most promising locality. So a village is to
be just what its citizens make it. If it land-
owners hold its lots so high that manufac-
tories are kept out this will act as a weicht
to keen it down. If the citizens prefer to
patronize the merchants and mechanics of
other places that helps to keep the place
down. What is wanted is for the people to
be united as far as public godd Is concerned.
I atronize each other as far as possible any
new enterprise especially manufactories give
a warm greeting lo any new settler nnd give
aid so far as may be in everything that shall
tend to the public good. If this policy is
pursued a village will rapidly grow and be-
come a thrifty and prosperous town. If on
the contrary the people refuse to aid every
enterprise unless they are to get a big slice of
the profit look upon every new arrival as a
pigeon to be plucked and patronize their
neighbors only when they cannot do as well
or better somewhere else then a place will
grow slowly if at all Its natural advantages
will go to waste and count as nothing in the.
question of prosperity.
Mr. R. H. D. Leicester M. A. thus de-
cribes bow nihilists are treated in Siberia
' They live in communities of twos and threes'
have food a scanty provision of clother'
mnnry and books in common and consider It
their sacred duty to help each other in every
emergency wilhout distinction of srx rank c r
age. The noble by birth get 16 shillings a
monlh from the Government for their main-
tenance and commoners only 10 although
many of them are married and sent Into exile
with young familiei. Daily a gendarme visits
their bdgmgs inspects the prenmes when and
how he pleasis and now and then makes
some mysteiious entry in his note book
Should any of their number carry a waim
dinner a newly-mended pair of boots or a
change of linen to some passing exile lodged
for the time in the police ward it is just as
likely a not marked against him as a crime
It is a crime to come and see a friend off or
accompany him a little on the way. In fact
should the Ispravnik feel out of sorts the
effect of cards and drink he vents his bad
temper on the exiles; and as cards and drink
are the favorite amusements in these dreary
region? crimes are marked down against the
exiles in astonishing numbers and a report of
them sent rcgu ar to the Governor of the
province. Winter lasts eight months a period
during which the surrounding country presents
the appearance of a noiseless lifeless frozen
marsh. No roads no communication with
the outer world no means of escape. In
coureof time almost every individual exile is
attacked by nervous convulsions followed by
prolonged apathy and prostration. They be-
gin to qaarrel and even hate each other.
Some of them contrive to forge false pisspona
and by a miracle as it were make their es-
cape. Hut the great majority of these victims
of the third sectinn either go mad commit
suicide or die of delirium tremens. Their his-
tory when the time comes for it lo be studied
and published will disclose a terrible tale of
human suffering and administerial evils nod
shortcomings not likely to find their equivalent
in the contemporary history of any other
Tlio (Holm's Free Concerts.
7Vv 1V0"I'K concerts ut tho (Hobo saloon.
403 Went Commorm street uro nttincllnir at-
tention. The performance embrace workn
from tho llrst masters. Vocal muslo within
konpliiK or litis. Visitors in tlio city solicit.
to irlyutho (Hobo a call. Kino refreshment
cuimt.ii o iiiian. KMlllKO Willi POUIO ItU
I timdnnno always to bo had.
S-H-Oui W.D.WuiaiiT Proprietor
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