The San Antonio Light (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 6, Ed. 1, Monday, January 7, 1884 Page: 1 of 4
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The San Antonio Light.
Vol. IV. No. 6.
San Antonio Texas Monday January 7 1884.
Ten Cents a Week.
LETTER TO MAYOR FRENCH FROM A
GENTLEMAN AND EXPERT.
The Dnlitfi of the 8an Antonio Hirer
Undesirable nnd Unnecessary Major
Jiumphrlea' Iteport Discussed.
To Hon. J. II. French Mayor.
San Antonio January 4 1884. Dear Sir:
The leverage question it at length before the
public In the shape ol a tangible idea and we
now know how much it will coit in money
and labor to maVe Sin Antonio a health)'
city in the future. The tchcme proposed by
the distinguished engineer Irom Memphis
Major Humphries ii easily intelligible and it
owing to the peculiar topographical feature
which the town pretend to the engineer
probsbly the only sjrttcm which could be de-
vised with anything like equal advantages at
far at it concerns the mere arrangement of
the sewers apart from the equally important
question of the ultimate disposal ol the
tewerage. Letters have already appeared In
the local papers from presumably competent
engineers protesting against the pollution ol
the river at the same time no alternative hat
been suggested with any degree of precise-
ness. Allow me then to submit the propo-
sition that the drainage of the San Aatonio
tewert Into the San Antonio river It In every
way both undesirable and unnecessary. It is
undesirable for the following among many
1. The volume of water it not sufficient to
eutralise the poison nl the sewage which
would be wafted to town on every southern
breeze fruitful with the germs of epidemic
2. Tl e meandcrings ol the stream are of such
serpentine character and the cuirent so
much interrupted by dams that the sewerage
would form Itself into loathsome banks at
every angle to the detriment of the beauty of
lhe river the diseust of nparian proprietors
and as before stated the endangering of the
3. The well known fact that In parallel
cases I. e. 01 large ana growing towns drain-
ing into small rivers the struggle between the
sewerage and the stream has invariably re-
sulted in the triumph of the former and the
ultimate conversion of the latter into a huge
London and Manchester In the United
kingdom are conspicuous examples of this
Briefly the San Antonio river at San Antonio
it not the Mississippi at Memphis nor even
Wolf river. So much for the undesirabillty
01 this mode 01 disposing cl tne sewerage
Let us now see what can be done with it.
In Europe owing to the almost complete
development of railway and other public
works a mucn greater proportion 01 engineer-
iur thought and talent hat bees devoted to
the tcicnce of sanitation than has been the
case in America where we are still busy
building such magnihcent ttructuret at the sr.
I.ouit and Brooklyn bridges not to mention
the fact that Galveston has not yet obtained
deep water I Theretult of the attention de-
voted to the tubject in the old world hat been
tne devising 01 various scnemes tor ine utiliza-
tion of sewerace. The particular system I
would advocate for adoption in our case beine
the establishment ol what is known as a tew
'taking up Major Humphries' turvey at
Mill ttreet the tewer might be conveyed to
the farm tltuated say near the Mission Con-
ception and after the conversion of the
grosser solids into marketable fertilizers the
tesldutry liquid to be thrown upon the land
by meant of carefully graded Irrigation
drenchet allowing the fluid to filter through
and acrott the land and thence by an ordinary
ditch flow into the river. In a properly con-
ducted farm the water flowing off will be
found to be analytically and otherwise the
purest kind of drinking water. 50 acres of
land should be sufficient to absorb the impuri-
ties of the liquid tewer ol San Antonio al-
though on account of the different climatic
conditions of San Antonio from those of any
point where the system it In operation 'an in-
vestigation of the properties ol the toil and
the influence of the atmosphere would be
Such a farm In the hands of a competent
manager would together with the manufac-
ture of fertilizers be a considerable source of
revenue to the city at garden products of
every discretion are always in demand here
at high prices. The growth too would be ex-
San Antonio teems specially designed by
Providence for such a diposal of its tewerage.
Witness the irrigation works of the departed
Spaniards which teem unfortunately to be
gradually lapsing Into as much of a tradition
1 at the Romance of the Cid.
In conclusion I would observe that
this mode ol utilizing tewert It by
no meant in the eiperimentsl stage
ol its existence but is in successful operation
In many places in England and Wales one of
which has come under my own personal
observation and was in every way a success.
The town I refer to had the following features
In common with San Antonio: A small stream
tapped by waterworks flowing through a
growing town of scattered habitations. It was
also a great manuiacturing center tne which
we all trust and devoutedly believe San Anto-
nio will eventually become.
Another portion ol Major Humphries'
report open to criticism from my point of
view It the provision suggested for the carry-
ing off ol surface storm waters which in San
Antonio are frequently of enormous volumes.
Summing up what I have said on this sub-
ject the system that I would advise offers the
following advantagei to the people of San
Antonio: The complete ditpotal of the tewer-
age; a profitable investment for the city and
last but not least the preservation of tne San
Antonio rlrer "a thing of beauty" which by
this means may be made a "joy for ever.'.1
Any further Information on the subject if
any be desired I shall be very happy to
give. Respectfully yours
Civil Englaeer and Surveyor
Mr. Harry Banm at ths bridge on Com-
merce ttreet it charged by an unknown party
with being the proper proprietor If not the
passionate author ol a squeaking volume
done np la turkey red morocco and blue
called a baby. It came encased in a cradle
swathed around its mucilagenous limbs In
three-ply blankets with no monogram where
the cronert are supposed to be clean. He it
In a perplexity. Still while ditowning all
fathership he will do the best he can for It
supplying it with all the rubber hose woolen
toet fist bottles Bombady boss rattles
squeaky horns and hot soothing gum that a
fond mother could supply. Humane as he
Is he Is yet obliged to ask the county author-
ities to step and relieve him of an obligation
for which h: has not contracted.
A Japanese bishop though a native of
France Is here seeking assistance for his
charge. Yeitfrday morning he celebrated
high mass at St. Mary's church. His object
Is a worthy one and every one knows who
hat lived among the Japanese or who under-
stands this clearly industrious people that
missions among them don't mean how much
per convert as Is the case with their neigh-
bors the Chinese. If civilization ever
soars In this region beyond the expecta-
tation of statemen it's wingt will be first
plumed for Itt light by the Japanese them-
selves. Chinamen Again.
Celestials in the Recorder's coart thit
morning at usual created much amusement.
Examined by the City Attorney an old China-
man said he could speak French. Officer
Zelgler was then called upon to interpret and
after a deal of jabbering Informed the court
he could not understand that kind of French.
A Chinee came forward to help but his Eng-
lish was worse than his own tongue. Eventu-
ally two of them were fined $5 each and the
whole lot then rlearcd out.
Profrssor Trlpp'a Fourth Lecture
will be given in the Baptist chapel corner
Travis and Jefferson streets to morrow
(Tuesday) evening at 8:30 o'clock new time.
Subject: "War of the Western powers with
Russia and the great battles of the Crimean
war of 1854-55;" also the "Eastern ques-
tion" including the present military opera'
tions of the French in Tonquin all Illustrated
by colored maps. The change of hall has
been made l.i the interest of the patrons for
a more comfortably warm auditorium.
A Haw Itecrult.
The "Biter Bitten or the Trials of an
Adventurer In Quest of Detective Spoils"
will be found in this paper in a few days. It
wilt contain no chromos no prize packages
but merely a host of letters and anxious cor
rcspondence concerning a recently arrived
pretended Star Sneak who will yet discover
that astronomically speaking he has "rolled
blazed and is no more." His name is not
The Light Shalt Shin.
Mr. C. L. Wagner agent for the Waters
Fcirce Oil company left a large can of the
celebrated Star oil at the Light office on Sat'
urday and in consequence it is safe to say
there Is no foolish virgin business about this
csttblishment. Our lamps are all filled and
the oil gives eminent satisfaction.
A. B. Freeman beating $5; Fanny Kelly
vagrancy $5; Jose Gomez F. M. Chavez
Angel Ortez rhilipl Lucio Marteas Reno
J. D. Comet H. Sullivan F. Perez drunk
$5 each; C. William S. Ms Arnold P. An
derson Ed Thomas E. Kurman Welsh J.
Multlly J. Payne Williams vagrancy $10 or
30 days each;
Jaok Harris Found.
Amoug the vagrants arrested by Captain
Shardein was a man named Jack Harris for
whom the Deputy Sheriff of Travis county
has been searching for some time. Harris
had a quarrel with an engineer on a convict
train and nearly killed him and he is wanted
on a charge of assault with intent to kill
Yesterday at the old Fair grounds Foster'
Dexter beat Mulally't grey mare. The latter
became unmanageable at the beginning ol th
race and much Inconvenienced its driver. This
afternoon a running match will take place
between Segres grey mare and a sorrel horse
$500 a side.
Captain Shardein being Informed there wat
a crowd of vagrantt at the crossing on th
Sunset went up there with some officers and
arrested the whole party. There was 25 cents
and one blanket among the eight of them
Each one was fined $10 or 30 days this
Death From Lockjaw.
About two weeks ago Hardy Robinson
young colored lad ran a nail into his f jot-
Lockjaw set in from the effects of which he
died Saturday night. The funeral took place
yesterday from his late home No. 2 Star
ttreet and wat very largely attended.
TV ells Pulled Down.
It ii rumored that the walls around the San
Fernando cathedual will be pulled down
and their place occupied by a tide-walk. The
wills- are very thick and take up much
space and are by no means an ornament.
Baron Seem&n gave his last performance at
the Casino last night to a fair audience the
speaking being done In German. The audi-
ence seemed generally well pleased. Seeman
will open to-night at Turner hall.
Excursion la Fnlao Cars.
An excursion of Chicago business men of
about 150 are expected to arrive In the city
to-morrow going through to San Francisco.
They ride in Pullman cars. Will probably
stop in San Antonio on day.
Science lleacaes Iter From th Tolls of
The following just and very sensible article
taken from the Fort Worth Gazette. As
far as the Mrs. Christian ease was concerned
the LlCHT never busied Itself in lengthy in-
terviews with Mrs. Christian as did some
other journals. It wis satisfied from the stsrt
and the result has justified Its cause that the
woman was more fool thin knave one lack-
ing in intellect and spirit; a poor wilted dis-
solute but not vicious woman who should
not have been locked up an hour. Says the
"Science as applied by a San Antonio
chemist has just nipped in the bud what
promised up to a few days ago to prove one
of the most sensational esses known in the
criminal annals of this country. We allude
to the case of Mrs. Christian which has been
mentioned in the Sao Antonio specials to the
Gszette. This woman was charged with
having first and last taken the lives of no
less than seven men and each time by poison.
Lucretia' Borgia or Kate" Bender could not
have eclipsed this record. Excitable people
no doubt magotfied her reputed exploits but
one tragedy at lettt wat brought very near
to her by what the law calls circumstantial
evidence. Two men In San Antonio were
ttken suddenly ill with every sympton of
poisoning. They both died as the victims
of deadly drugt die with the usual agonies.
Circumstances placed Mrs. Christian In a
position to invite quick and grave suspicion
as the author of the death of these men and
she wat quickly arretted and placed in the
San Antonio jail. The circumstantial evi-
dence made the woman's case look gloomy
d In earlier and less intelligent days she
would no doubt have tound short shrilt and
a strong rope. But the chemist with his telen
title appliances was at hand and the unbiased
evidence thafscience elicits demolished the
poisoning theory for the analysis made
of the stomach ol one of the victims revealed
no trace of deadly drug or deleterious forces.
This will of course give Mrs. Christian free
dom but she hss had a hard eiperience.
Freedom however is hardly an adequate
compensation for the morbid notoriety given
her. The criminal annals of all countries are
full of cases where men and women have gone
to deaths of ignominy and pain victims of
that Inexorable witness 'circumstantial evi
Iiow It was 8tepped-A Woman's Fresonce
of Mind saves Untold Misfortune.
Yesterday afternoon at the Sin Pedro
springs while the horse of R. J. Hofhelnz was
running swiftly around the race track It sud
denly broke loose tnd after emptying itt driver
it wat suddenly halted on the grounds wheie
the contests of the gun club take place.
Affording time only to be seen and staid the
hurrahs of an excited crowd who bad watched
thit deflection it here left behind the hind
wheels body and top ol the original outfit
then started off with the thills and front wheels
striking for the entrance grounds to the
Springs. Here there would have been much
damage among the tcoret of buggiet had it
not been that the first to encounter In Its
cyclone path was the buggy occupied by
Thomts Sharpe who escorting Miss Carrie
McLain immediately aid with rare presence
of mind discerned the cause of the trouble.
Mr. Sharpe did not for a moment appreciate
the danger till Miss McLain gathered up tl
reins and without' any tremor or th usutl
lusty business of ladies turned away from the
mad-csp courier and not only saved herself
and Iriend but many others who were breath
lessly expecting disaster. Mist McLain for
her keen outlook and splendid strategy Is
entitled to more thsn a poor pencil can com'
penstte or adequately convey.
NO POLITICS IN ANYWARD.
In the Ilace for Aldermanlo Honors There
la no 1'artlaanahlp
A pleasant feature of the aldermanic race
lies in the fact that there Is nothing political in
it. No Democracy no Republicanism no
Grcenbackism no shirt incaradined with gore.
no impious mockery of sentiment over th
"gray and the blue" and no irredeemable
paper money clsp trap where every man
said to be entitled to his dally allowance of
"ticket for soup" and then expected tomak
his soup out of the ticket. The campaign to
far it waged amicably with merely an eye tin
gle to the selection ol the belt person not thi
liveliest politician. Thit method ol putting
platet at the Lord's supper before the elected
It an improvement on the old times and
result In giving to the Council a cumber ol rc
cruits who will perform their civic duties as
they Individually think best. And when these
Individuals meet together hand in glove for
their first personal Introduction to the serene
placidity of his Honor the Mayor or the oc
cupied energies of City Clerk Claudon let
them drop if such they have their mots back
scrapings into the basket of George the jani
tor and billet themselves for city progress.
rremtnent Man Who Laft Mora Te-Day
to Assist at th Blocklnau's
Convention at Austin.
At the Stockmen's convention meett In
Austin to-morrow our section at a matter of
course is the rendezvous of these tireless
jolly tont of lariat breed cows Improved
butts and and aatWence cutting citizens
Among those who left for the the capital this
morning are t John E. Wilson of Waeldert
D. R. Fant of Live Oak county; Shanghai
fierce of Wharton county; William YoUw
San Antonio; II. C. Griner of Kinney
county; Msjor G. W. Hinkle of this city; E.
. Lane of San Antonio; Albert Rachal of
Nueces; Alonzo Mlllett of this city; Newton
Rachel; of San Antonio; J. F. Ellison Hays
couuty. This body supplemented by bin-
dreds of others will carefully scrutinize the
operations of the Legislature and be on hand
suggest measures and scrutinize bills look
ing to the protection of our interests against
vandalism or communism in any form.
Itaas atianad In she Hotel Corridors and
From Yarlons Othar Bourses.
Munsyhss returned home from
Mr. T. W. Reed of Fort Worth Is visiting
Mr. Sullivan of Corpus Christ! Is at the
M. A. Golden from Butter Ga.( Is register
ed at the Maverick.
Coloiel M. Painter of Dallas is here pur
Mr. and Mrs. Hodfield arrived at the Mave
rick this morning from Chicago.
"United States Marshal Hal Gosling aoj
ompanled by Mr. S. Sheppard go to Austin
Major William M. Monroe the Mexican
railroad bu'lder left this morning for the
present terminus ol his line at Monclov
Mr. C. Woolcott and the Rev. Dr. and
Mrs. Eceleston and Mr. W. C. Boone all of
New York are among the guests at the
Representative Patterson of Wise county
after sending his family to friends in Gon
ales county left this morniog to attend the
Legislature at Its called session.
Arrivals at the St. Leonard Hotel t D. P
Hobsou and wife Boerne; Mrs. Jorvitt Se-
guin; Charles Burk and wife Galveston liar-
rlsbnrg and San Antonio railroad; James A
Slater Castroville; Alex Alpuente Galveston;
Nicholas Ilahn Philadelphia j S. S. Newton
Robert Douglsss Seguin; J. E. Jackson
Charles Miller New York; F. Crallcn.Dalhs;
Charles Evans City.
llut True After tin Death of liar rnre-
tuonr Murdered In Monterey
Dame Blanche Dearwood one ol that class
who keeps a table d'hote concern for poor
clerks with till tsppings and married men of
promiscuous vows can be released If she will
take her chance at the bar of the District
court. By pleading guilty and paying the
lowest fine together with the costs her bill
will amount to near $600. She Is rick and
along In years fleshy and fortunate in her
trade and might retire without trouble to her
self or the county. She is said to grieve much
over the shooting of Jeff Miller In Monterey
last fall and tells her guards that if "Jeff
were living" she would sacrifice her vast earn
ings to be with him. How. true and pasting
strange is it that a woman even an abandoned
1 must have some lord of her blighted
aflectlons to cling to in life and regret after
PRISONERS BROUGHT IN.
Sinugglera With "MOOO Worth of Troparty
Captured-A Ilackman la Arrested
This morning Mr. Barr Deputy United
States Marshal at Laredo Texas brought In
three prisoners from Carrizo on the lower
RioGrande' and immediately lodged them in
the Bextr county jail. They are charged with
smuggling and have been bound over by th
United Statet Commissioner. Two others in
the party have given band. The property
which was found in their possession amounts
in value to about $(ooo dollars In all which
the officers took away from them. Alter
handing over the prisoners Mr. Barr depu
tlzed by Marshal Gosling arrested Ed Tuliis
a hackman of this city who will be taken to
Austin there to be tried on an old charge
Mrs. S. Stern hat presented her husband
with a precious jewel. It's a girl and weigh:
Raal Estate Transfers.
Alex J. Dignowity to Julia Scwappe lots 8
and 33 block 3 out of original subdivision
No. 139 $15.
The United Slates court officials have not
yet returned from Brownsville with the ex
ception of Judge Adams who came in this
morning. The othert are however expected
to arrive to-morrow morning.
Fergus O'C. Rcbinsoa not satisfied with
his forensic display at the District couri
which resulted in a hung jury In hit tult
against Richard Coleman bat been arrested
by the Utter charged with endeavoring to gaii
possession ol the farm In dispute by the aid
ol a shot gun.
At the regular meeting of the San An
tonio Kranken Kitten Vereln held yetterday
at Meyer's hall the following officers wei
elected for the ensuing year: President Dr
F. Kalteyer; Vice President F. C. Iuuelter
Secretary F. Boltz; Treasurer C. Degeu
Finance committee Jacob Kuehn Peter
Schiller M. Zoller and A. Heitigmann
John O'Brien signed his nsme and rave
his stsnding to the clerk this morning in order
to wed Sarah Smith. Joseph Starra tucked
his goatskin under his arm to marry Mrs
Annie Butcher marked "widow" in the
Doomsday book. And a widow hat been
described at one "wht knows whs Is who
and what It what but tcckt for further In
DECISION IN FAVOR OF THE BANK IN
THE LOTTERY CASES.
F-xtreaae Cold Weather In th Northwest
Mhltlsni In Hussla-Anotlier At-
tempt on tho I.lfo of tho Csar.
Havana. lanuanr e. Two deaths from
yellow fever the past week.
Salt Lake January 5. Sullivan the slug
ger Is giving ethibitiont at Salt Lake to
crowds of taints and sinners.
St. Prtersduro January 5. Two nihilist
assailants of Colonel Sudeikln wounded In at
tacking the Colonel have died.
St. Louis January 5. The cabin of a
negress said to be oser a century old was
burned at li'ooklrn. Illinois opposite this
city this morning and the old woman per
ished in tne names.
Washington January 5. The'restgnation
of Judge McCrary was received by the Presi
dent tn-day. As it does not take effect before
Msrsn 1 it is not lively nis successor will tie
ppolntet lor some time.
Washington January 5. The employtt
of the Pottoffice department to-day were
notified br the Postmaster-General that the
purchase 01 lottery tickets herealter would be
regarded at turticient grounds lor removal
ALSXlNDalA January 5. The vanguard of
El Mahdl's army has arrived at Elaln on the
Blue Nile. The populace nf the Island of
Massowah. on the Red Sea coas. have
destroyed the dike uniting the Island to the
Salt Lake Januarys. 5. This morning
Mary V. Young the 17th wife of the late Pro
phet Brlgham died at Salt Lake of blood
poisoning in ner 40m year. Miteen mourn'
Ine widows sun survive tne l'rophct 14 01
whom live in ban Lake.
Washington January 5. The members 0
the Washington Tress club gave an informs!
reception to-night to correspondents in the
tr and friends ol the club. About 200 per
anns were present ripeeches were mane or
Colonel Richard Wintersmlth. ol Tetai. Repre-
seitative rinerly ol Illinois and Delegate
MacManus 01 Montana.
Richmond Va. January 5. The city 0
Richmond's exhibit at the World's exposition
New Orleans Is now assured. A large rum
her nf manufacturers embracing every ind is
trv.Ihave applied through Commissioner-Gen
rial Morehead for 10.000 snuare feet of space
which may be enlarged to 20000. This
space will be taken in one body and L
known as the llty 01 Richmond exhiDit
Salt Lake January 5. The monthly
meeting of the Salt Lake Mormon priesthood
was held this morning. Bishop John Sharp
said that while in Washington recently In
had seen enough to convince him that no
power but the Almighty could save tne Mor
mon people. II God didn't pilot the ship I
must go down. Aposues inaicner and
Richards are now on their way to Washing
ton the church organ says to attend to Utah
Chicago January J. The thermometer at
5 o'clock this morning dropped to a point 27
degrees below zero which taken with the
cold record of yesterday makes it the most
severe showing in the way of extreme weather
known in many years. At 8 o'clock the ther
mometer was still 24 degrees and at the same
hour Kansas City reported it as registering 24
degrees below. It stood at St. Paul 20 de-
grees; Omaha 34 degrees; Dubuque 32 de-
grees; Des Moines 24 degrees; Keokuk 25
degrees ineeuectin tins city nas been in
a measure to partially parallze the ordinary
course of business. A number of the larger
wholesale houses have not sent out their
heavy trucks and those teamsters and street
car drivers and conductors who are out
braving the weather are experiencing very
lively times of it in maintaining a circulation
as is customary In such an unusual cold spell.
Pittsburg January 5. The situation of
the glass lock out Is not materially changed.
The strike Is near five months old and out-
wardly at least both sides present a firm
front. The Executive Board of lhe Knights
of Labor held a recent meeting here some
days ago which it Is learned purpose taking
action to assist the tins workers il the lock
out continues. It is stated agents have been
employed In Europe for months organizing
the glass workers there and it It now claimed
an international Glatt Workers association
hat been lormed with a membership of 25 000
which includet workert In all branchet of t e
trade. It hat been taken Into the Knights uf
Labor ahd is known as District 300. A
meeting of the glsss manufacturers of the
country will be held In Washington D. C
next Monday to consider the tariff and ex-
Ntw Orleans January 5. Judge Pardee
of the United States Circuit court to-day gave
an opinion in the case of the New Orleans
National bank against Postmaster W. P. Mer-
chant. The case came up on a motion to dis-
solve the injunction first issued by Judge
Tissot in the Civil District court which was
transferred to the United Stttet court enjoin-
ing Postmaster Merchant from interfering
with malls addressed to the bank such action
having been taken by the Postmaster in obe-
dience to orders from the Postma.tcr General
01 the ground that letters intended for the lot-
tery company denied the use of the mails
were being addressed to the bank. The
Judge aaid it seemed to him doubtful whether
the order of 1880 permitting the use of the
mails to the lottery company abrogated the
edict of 1879 forbidding their use. The
court held that the schemes devised are a dis
tributlon of moneys through the malls by
means of false and fraudulent representations.
The facts lound against the New Orleans
National bank are outside of the law and the
defendant can not be held responsible for
obeying lhe orders of his superior. The
court decided In favor of the bank decreeing
that it is entitled to the full and free use of the
Vienna January 5. The latest version of
the recent accident to the Czar is as follows 1
The Czar was returning in the afternoon ol
December 17 to Gatchina palace from a shoot-
lot; excursion accompanied by hit suite in
ight tledget tad a number of servants and
although darkness was coming on the party
noticed on the road ahead six men apparent
ly peasants. The Czar't aidet drove forward
and ordered the men to dear the way. The
men saluted the officers and appeared to obey
the order but when the Czar't sledge came on
a level with them they suddenly. Wheeled
arouad fired at the Czar thrice and' two of
them then ran toward him. The horses draw-
ing the Imperial sledge becsme frightened and
galloped some hundred paces when the Ctar
was thrown out 01 tne sledge ine Dunes
lodged In the Cztr't shoulder. It offers how-
ever no danger. The Czsr's followers mojnt-
ed the sledge horses and loiiowed tne a-tet-tins
who escaped in a neighboring wood.
Oaring to the depth of snow the pursuit was
fruitless. One of the pursuing officers ven-
tured too far and hss not returned. The tele-
graph referring to the foregoing ssys:
Whether lhe story la true or untrue lhe revival
of nihilism is undoubted. 'The nihilist execu
tive comm'ttee has promised to give the pres-
ent Cssr a fair trial. No constitution and no
reforms are being granted although promised.
The trial is therefore at an end.
rusted by tho Knight nf Vythtat on th
Death ot Mr. Joto M. l'enalola.
Casti c Hall I'.lk Lowie No itt K. r I
Ban Antonio Januarys IMf. I
Almighty God our Father. In Ills great
merry has thought proper to call our well be
loved brother Joso M. Penslr zs. to Ills more
exalted lodge. In heaven and lott us here below
to be one by one railed as It shall please Him
to transplant ua to Ills tide.
Whllo It It a tad and solemn feeling-to mitt
from our midst a good nnd faithful brother
10 are reminded that our parting Is for tho
short present as compared with the long hs re
ader II In this life wo shall follow the worthy
example of our lato brother In his unswerving
Irlendahln for hit tcl'nw ma'. In hit watchful
caution In avoid doing that which wat wrong
nd tallhrul in
hlatorr"w-trlokcu falutir werender our
etticerp and heartfelt sympathy askinir them
not tn think of th grave In hich reals what Is
mortal 1 ut look hiyhcr. wherotliestsrof well
earned ainry. In Us upw irl tllirht novr bright
en ine unrizon or ins spiritual urn. -ruero no
will await them to bo again united whero
parting Is no ninro.
ltejniscd That Ill's bo aprcad upon our
rcnril: that nur IixUs bo dmpi-d and tho
brotherhood wear a bnUiro of inournlniras an
outward token or nur unseen sorrow; that tho
cltv pnpers bo rrqtieMi'd to publish tbcM reso-
lutions nnd that ther bo trans'ared Into
Hpanlsh. and a cupy under our aual be acnt to
tho lN-nared family
o. II. rurrotiD
Ltd told M. MictlAxr.
To be Given Under the Auspices of Divi-
sion No. 1. A n. II. Ilexar County
Texas at Casino Hall on Tues-
day January 8 1881.
1. nilvctto (overture) Orchestra
2. '-lhe llrnrt llowed Down" (Balfe). ...l'ro-
3. PI11110 8nln Home Sweet rfome." durlnar
thotnrm ou tho sea (Mazurctta). . . .Mru
s'. ShnmusO'IIrlcn" (ballad) Miss Ida
6. Violin Hoto (Concert do Ilerlot op. 100). Mr.
KaizonU'rirer and Mr. Tom James.
7. Concert Selections Orchestra
8 "C"1lccn d'has Machree" tenor nolo and
chorus by Miss Fauulo Ilcans and
Captain II. Karber.
0. Violin aolo with lano accompaniment
1. (1. Katzenherue
II. lit nation -The Maniac"
K. "(lood N'liiht" riiartotc (Fr. Abl). Mra.
Katzenlicrttcr Ml.a Johanna Itlrchc Cap-
tain Karhcrand Professor Ilalbedl.
Tho grand Kmerson plann used on this ocea-
Inn l kludly furnished by the well-known
firm of Oosrirari llro. free of cbarsre.
Doors open at frfO; concert tn enmmenco at 8
Dr. A. II. Illuhdin lumber dwelling SUM
corner of Garden and King William strtcts
David Lr lir lumber dwelling 32x31 east side
flscsmore- street l-ltf.
Louis Orothaua lumber dwelling and stable
a:. east slrle Labor sincr Jlutt).
Mariano Chavez lumber addition tn dwelllnr
Uxli north side Caralloa street $1000.
O. II. Spcrey aged V died on the tth from
heart dl-eaae. Third ward
John II. ltoblneon sard 8 years died on the
lh from tetanus. Third ward.
The Infant of Martha Mcltae died ou thaSth
from bronchitis first ward.
II. Dally aired 15. died from consumption
sumotlnnou thofith. -econri ward.
elabrudor Cornllos aged 22 died on the Cth
from consumption Second ward.
Our churches were slimly attended yester-
day. The cold snsp must have run the city'i
piety as well as the mercury down close on
zero though had Christmas liberality be-
stowed more teal skin sscques there would
not hsve been much trouble in drawing out a
larger concourse of pretty and pious wor-
shipers. The Lsredo Times suggests that Mrs.
Christian be brought back there to be tried for
the poisoning of Buckett and his three com-
panions. The graod jury had her once and
failed to indict her. Then why run this woman
between Herod and Pilate constantly t It
Laredo determined to enjoy the notoriety of
having a Kate Bender anyhow t
A Reason For Marrying.
From the Nutlouul lies lew.
I know It Is up-hill work' rolling back a
stone that has very curly reached the bottom
of the hill. I remember tome years ago
asking an old acquaintance a ptatant gill
who lived at Grantlolo a commune perched
high above tbe Bagoi dl Lucca and whom I
had not teen for tome time whether the waa
married yet t Yes she was. And to whom t
Well not to her old flame but to some one
else of whom evidently she wat not much en-
amored. But why had the done that? I
atked. "Well tee Sir" tbe began. "We
have to do our work down here in the valley;
and he lived up there ; and to . 'ell you the
truth I was tired of going up hill."
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