The San Antonio Light (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 61, Ed. 1, Tuesday, March 11, 1884 Page: 1 of 4
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5-CeHt Ciaar in the Market
HAHHY UAUM & CO.
. . Bole A Kent.
San Hntonio Gcyns fticsbne flDard) 1 1 1884.
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CITY GROCERY STORE
206 COMMERCE ST.
Just Rooolvod a Carlo rul of
California White Wines
SWEET AMD DRY CATAWBA.
liy tlio barrel or gallon which must bo
aolil at BOTTOM FIG UltKS. Call anil
TURNER OPERA HALL.
Mnntay Hiicl rut-eilay Miu-cti loand
11. i:nii4ir..ii4tt ixtril'irillimvy;nr
IMlli'wliKS'l r-ni..llnrtl iill
MISS ADA GRAY
! iini-rteil hvl'luw. A. Wat Ins' Fifth Avo-
nun (..iiiblnnu.m. .
An "VumukoI .illfr'i i huiirlilnr ami loan
a vein nt i'iiuiiVI iB'iaiil vnili.m.1 rt'lmiluic irr-
iniiii in wlwa mfitliM" uiul il"'lii'T; un fn-
tin ly new vvtlun ml'pteirtrtim Mrs. Wo .d's
fai'inu ftury. In 5 net. Iiv M1m limy nnil per-
Inriiiiil liy Iit mrraill tlim-it In Hi" prlii.
cll clllin of Iho United Sum e entitled:
Oi'i Tlio Elopoinont.
I ly IiTnlil' Mndanfe'Vlne -"MIh A 'a dmr. In'
hlch i-liHraclt-ri hljt? Iih inrllni'ir i.tr.
I'ricca r admlwlon-tl " Si; vnllry CO
ci'ii in. Kirervid wilts (Mil iH'Mviirt'it wtlli'inc
nxtra eliurvu.iit Itlsetiu'ti npputltu pontolllco.
"geo.w. van vorstT
laths HtiiNni.r.s jrrc.
ivttrornln Urdu-nod wish door?. blinds and
mnuliPnva. Or. Uuwnm ami Chi'stinit int.
ban Ant. mlo. Telephone M. l-lB-em
The yaudeville Theatre
W.H. SIMMS General Manager.
Snmptnons Repast for March 101112
Tho wholo to heg In with tho Acknowledged
IMnco or humor Fit A NIC UICH la
his mirth pravoklnKOxtrnvu-
Musla vs. mtmcle
nr corps ile poifeetlon.
..Our Txino Star orchestra
Part Jl iiiirnllnnf plnumnt inirpruoii led by
Followed-by -the -viyertnlis ' irnioeful an
taloDtcd speciallsto-MISH MAY S.MF1 II
TUB OANIIIALISTIO ZOVK.
Quickly luocreilod liy tlio cliarmlnir MISS
JOSIB MMMONS. in a buuuctur melody.
FltANK ltlOIS-ln bl8AnVloSaxon."Flijco-
Tho vnlupluoui oro-coinlo-MIS) JENNIE
For thoflrsj tjoiuln llil: clt j-' tho pront'Eatt
M'lln Frtrlnn. M'llo Eupbrcmln.M'lluClarlbello.
M llu uazrtlacca.
Tlio most lauithiihloetbioliin absurdity extant.
Skldlka. Charlie Frje; Dlnkadoo Ed gylvester.
Andhen tbd band played.
Ooeo luoro tpAbo. frpnt-WSS rIZlV. MACK
The transcendently ucautltul voc.U duo I
Klltv and May. in captivating iihIhiiuo
inolody. Averiuliu (uiukliiatlou nt lovall.
nciis.jrrui'a vocal lufloaiaent i
liy requtel tr. Cliarlo" Tryo will nlnir the
liKso-proriindo solo. Till: or.U 8KXTON
1'KrticulHrattent on U eallwl to tiu depiti
and Ucilbtllty uf this Kcnlleinan'a voloo.
MI6H MILLIE IIAVENrOUT if III atalp oblige
Oiirevi.r-weleoiuo Bon of'Monms Eli RVTj-
V H3l'i;nwltli a konp-sack roll or tun.
MISS JQ41 E felMMOkS.
Onoo ni(lrMho;$lojlfi6 bcauiy.iFitANlv IIH'.l.
tho to(ii.( hanilitoino man In tbo woridrrom
bis fuel down
A tow nil.iutps morn ttlth tlionp'rlKlitly Miss
Miss KlTrlE 8MITII In her rccbcrcho six.
Overture Walt tor the Atcrplece.-Orchiatra
Our mnmraotlr edtorfalntndnt will oloso with'
I no tiiiv-spiiitinir npniiiousniioipieoe .
tbyt'nsrlie Frje) entltlod.
ur Tbo miriii uwts 01 Alamo I'laza.
ll...tr IIaIl I . nimrlln Vrrn
Tim 'I'iuiWlty f "nwJ- ( Kd bjlveeter
Otuor ouaractera by tbo oompany.
CITY ENGINEER MAT LACK REPORTS
THE RECORDS IN BAD CONDITION.
Alderman Hiinbleton's Resolution on Iho Sewer
Proposition- A Desire on tho furl of the
Council to Vote Fair on the auction.
At the regular session of tlio City
Council liclil yesterday afternoon there
were present: J. II. French Mayor;
Aldermen llclknup I.ockwood Hamblc-
ton CanleiiasIUchtcr SuiyeSchreliier
'auly Story Dwycr Arnatid anil llol-
Minutes of tho last meeting were rcntl
rUTITIOXa AMtl MKMOIttAIJ).
I'.d llrailen for roiuleslon of taxes on
property sold by hliu to tho United
Slates In 18SH. ltcferrcd to Cotninlttco
on Flnaneo anil City Assessor.
Citizens tolmvo Ciunileii street gratlcil
anil Kravcleil. liefcrrctl to Committee
on Streets and llrldtfes.
F. A. anil M. K. Ainbrust for rcilttc-
tloti of nssessiiient. lleferreil to Com-
mittee on Flnanoe.
Citizens for Increaso In appropriation
of $".0 for linprovciiient of Madison
From hittcliers to havo a watchman at
the main market house lleferreil to
Committee on Markets.
Coiiuniinlcutlnii from the Merchants'
Kxchange on tho sower question was
read by tho Mayor.
Alderman gchrolncr Introduced the
following resolution on the same subject
which was adopted 2
Itesolrcil. That tho resolutions of the
Merchants' Kxchnngo be referred to the
water committee wiiu instructions 10
confer with the San Antonio Water com-
pany mid ascertain at what price the
Bald company will furnish the water
necessary to Hush the tanks of the pro-
posed system of sowers anil that they
report at the next meeting or tho Coun-
cil on the 17th Instant.
ltcsolved. further. That said committee
lie authorized to embody In said report
any other Information' bearing upon the
subject that they may deem expedient or
calculated to enlighten the citizens upon
tuo question to tie situmiiieu 10 me prop-
erty taxpayers for their decision on the
Alderman I.ockwood said the Presi
dent of the Waterworks company told
mm mat li tuo city mil not consume
more than $20 worth of water per dav
he would not charge anything. At all
events it could be secured on very
Bolton Bald the people wanted to know
how the bonds would be paid.
.Mayor itciicii answered py general
communication from the Cltv En
gineer was read ui follows :
Tiithc1Ioil(rablo Mayor and Council :
Saw'Antoxio. jiarch 8. isst. Having
dolv iiualllled and entered upon tbo
duties of City Engineer I desire to call
your attention to tho condition of all'alrs
permitting io mis ucparuucnr as i iinu
them and to state what I consider Is
absolutely necessary to do ilono Pciore
anv nroirress whntover can be made
townnis a solution oi ine many aiiiiaui-
ties mat now exist.
In the I'.nclneer's olllce. as roil are
robablv aware the records are very
unsatisfactory. What there aru refer
principally to workl that has been' done
from (lay to day and amount to little
more than a lotirnal. Itccords that
.would. bu of auy real valtio and which
wotuu serve as a uasis ior mo location
of streets and properties are entirely
At present there Is onlv one plan that
can bo adopted in clvlnir street lines or
uxing mo corners oi properties viz : to
iuko mo lines oi some property mat jias
been establlshdd previously as a basis.
without any proof of the aocuracy of
This has been unavoidable becauso of
the entire absence of monuments giving
lixed bases to work from. There has
been a irreat deal of work done In former
years tending towards the remedy of
these evils but the results of this work
have never been preserved and the situa-
tion Is really worse to-day tban.lf It tad
neer been done. -This being the case
It U absolutely.neoessary to take Jnime-
dbitoietetisi to' monument snch streets
and portions oi tno pity tnat cannot tie
changed. The outlying portions of the
ulty. are rapidly-getting into the same
dillloultles that are experienced In soma
of tho already built up portions. For
this reason It Is .necessary tb tlx the
boundaries of the corporation limits
llrst. (I am told' that one or two'of the
original monuments exist. The' outlying
streets must then be run and perma
nently eatabllahed.by.nionuments. This
Is a matter that cannot be put oil'. If It Is
ever expected to tret matters straight..
Jn addition tii tills It Is eijiiilly im-
portant to establish a system of levels
Iitrotignotit me city irom wuicn grades
nnu proiucs or an streets snau no workeii
Permanent bench marks must be estab-
llebcd'60 that tbey'can be referred to at
I cannot find that the levels'for crudea
that hnve boenrtin heretofore; have jiyer
talnly cannot be considered reliable.
'With a paramount BYstciti of levels u
comprehensive Idea of the topography of
a oiiy can oe oDtaineu wuicn is essential
to establishing an economical system of
drainage' onu It also enters largely 'Into
the qnestlon'of establishing grades.
To do this It will take two parties kept
permanently In the Held one transit
party ;nd oner level party! 'innderi the
oharire of assistants. 'receirlnsnot' less
than $100 per month. In audition to
them It is ncceMarT.to have permanent
draughtsman in the olllce. In addition
to this I must also have a force to look
fter the recularcltr work na It is called
for. The City Knginccr Is allowed J80
ier niontii io pay two assistants i must
lave three ono of whom shall bo paid
$7ii per month M) will pay the other
Iteirardinir work that Is to be done In
lhn olilnf. 1 ran nnlr aavtbat theri la
everything to be done Information to bo
pinoeii on nio which is in no garnered in
nun innumerabln dlrecllons.
Ilv rellectlnir a little. It Khotihl ho per
fectly clear to any one that a cltv enirl-
neer with $10txiU bond $M) worth of
assistance and an olllco with nothing In
It is comparAtlvely helpless in the luce
of what has to bo done nnd the data ho
has to do It with and unless tho above
requirements are compiled with It is
absolutely useless to even attempt to
better tho condition of things.
There Is nnotlicr matter which requires
attention that of Inspecting sidewalks.
At present there Is work enough to
occupy the entire time of ono man for
that Inspection should be made during
tho progress of construction and not
after it Is finished. There should bo a
man detailed especially for that work at
least until tho pressure Is over.
In my opinion no more sidewalks
should be ordered or no now streets bo
opened until all tho above suggestions
are carried out and the work can bo done
In the proper mann t. Kcspect fully
U. I . A1ATLAC K
. City Knglncer.
Referred to tho Finance committee for
report at the next meeting.
Mayor French then announced that
Alderman Helton's resolution to remit
axes on mnnufactiirini? enterprises was
the regular order for discussion where-
upon the Counoll went Into Cotninlttco
of the Whole with Alderman Dwycr as
chairman In the chair.
Alter a icnguiy discussion tno matter
was postponed until the llrst meeting in
ho committee then reported nroirress.
when Mavor French resumed his ohalr.
and the Council was reopened
Airs iiewiu s assessment was reiiucci
1). Ileye's petition for reduction of as
sessment was deferred.
M. Jackson's petition for reduction
was not granted.
itenorts or otticers were examined nnu
Itenort of City Enirlneer was examined
and lound correct. . i
Sirs. Manichoau's petition reirartllngn
brick sidewalk was reported upon' favor-
aoiy mo pavement aiiowcu to remain
for the time being.
Alderman l'auly objected to the adop-
tion of the report declaring that it
would be a dangerous nreoedent to allow
sidewalks constructed out of material
not contemplated In tbo ordinance.
Tho report was then adopted on a tie
vote tho .Mayor voting aye.
Ed llraden's petition for right-of-way
for u branch railroad track across Narp
street was reported upon favorably and
letillon to graue nnu macauauiize
Cameron street was reported on fa
vorably and referred to tho Finance
rirrrrioNs ani onius ancuh.
Mdernian Paulv reported In f&vor of
mo adoption oi me uarrci system oi privy
iVlilerman Story asked that the report
bo deferred until after the election on
The report was then adopted.
The committee also reported In favor
or limiting an ordinance proniuiiing
roller skating and velocipede riding
upon tho sidewalks and that tho City
ittorney urate tno same.
An ordinance remtlatlnc cutting stone
read by the Chairman of the committee
anu recominenueu tuutiiuenoi uuojuou.
Tho report was tnen lout on ft vio vote
nnu wilt come up again onus mini rcau
lng under unllnUhed business.
Report of work done by the City En-
irlneer was received and'tlled.
retition oi .i. juinier nnu iiiaiiuei
Yturrl for the o tv to build Bldowalks In
exchango for a strip of lots was not
Several petitions for the erection of
lumber ana iron-oiau Duuuings werere-
norteu upon lavoraoiv and auoptcu.
A Are hydrant was ordered on tho
corner of Jlonteroy and Frio streets
'l'lin (Vimmlttne on Telephone reported
that the company ;were doing all they
couiu io improve tne service.
By Alderman Hambleton : '
Wlinrnus Tnnamnnb an tlio Rnntlinent
of the people- particularly1 those whoj
own "and cqntrol tho greatop anlouiit'ol;
taxauie propeity in tins chj is io iuu
ell'eet'that they are anxious and ln'ilonbt
as to the proposed plan to bo adopted by
this Council in the manipulation of bonds
to cover the $3.V)000 for the purpose of
estauiismnc sewers tnrougnoui me oiiy
now before the people for their accept-
ance or rejection; therefore bo lt
ltcsolved That after a good and suffi
cient bond is executed anu lurnisneit to
the city of San Antonio and approved
and nccepted by this Council for the
honest and faithful performance of the
work should tho contract bo let In this
manner and after work has commenced
on said sewers bonds to tho amount of
$50000 shall bo placed on the market
and when tho amount of work shall havo
been completed to the amount of $50000
and shall have been received to the satis
faction vf the superintendent In charge
of said work and approved by the Coun-
oll then the. $50000 or so .much thereof
as may hereinafter lie deemed advisable
be paid to the contractors or to those
performing the work Honda only to boj
issueu anu luuney uisuurseu in ukuuiuii-
tier as the work progresses until the
Jewers Bhall havo been completed ac-
cording to the plans and specifications
as adopted by this Council. AtxA If the
city should do the work by through sad .
under its agents at no time shall bonds
be Issued to over the amount of $50000
and then only as It becomes necessary .to
pay dfftha.work-. 'This resolution' toap-
nlv to the work and not to the material
purchased. The said material to be pur;
clwsed'under thej'eupervlalon qf the City
.meet the requirements of tio samo at tho
option of the Council. And after the
completion of said sewers should the
amount required to complete tho same
not reach $350000 as voted for then
only such aipnunt of bonds shall bo
issued as may no required to coinpicio
A motion to refer to tho I lnanco com
mittee was opposed by Alderman Story
lie said It should be adopted as there
was a good deal or uneasiness In the
minds oi tho people as to how the money
will li linnilln.l. Many nrnntn also !.-
lleve there Is a Job oh foot by tho Water
works company. i.et us itso every
means In nur power to irlvo tho People a
thorough understanding on the lAatter
and that tho contract will bo let to tho
lowest bidder; that bonds will lie sold to
pay for the work on sowers as thoy pro
gress. If tlio peoplo ask for lntormatlon
it is our duty to give It to mem.
Alderman llelknnp thought tlio nr-
inngi'inents for tho money should ho
ootnptctiyl iicinro tlio worK commenced
lie also said that ho had been twitted on
his former scheme known as"llelknap'
llaby" but disclaimed nil paternity of
tho sewer question declaring that it was
Alio resolution was men rclerrcil to
the Finance committee.
Ilv Alderman llolton : Jlesolved. That
the Street Commissioner be directed to
thoroughly repair the public road north-
east oftlio city leading to the 11 per set-
settlement and Nacogdoches roauwhlch
is ansoiuieiy necessary ior tue puuiio
safety: and further that a culvert bo
built on said road opposite lot No. 10.
iieierreu to me nireci commissioner
for an estimate of cost.
liy Alderman raulv: ltcsolved. That
the Bum of $S0 or bo much thereof as
may bo needed bo appropriated for tho
purpose of building a now bridge across
Madre ditch on North street said bridge
to ho built the full width of the street.
Adopted under suspension of tho rules
liy Alderman l'auly: licsolrcd. That
tho Street Commissioner bo directed to
clear and repair the streets at St. .Mary's
Catholic cemetery as was made neces-
sary by tho enclosing of tho grounds
donated by the olty to St. Mary's Catho
lic congregation tno sirccis reierreu io
being thoso connecting with tho coun-
try roads lending east and southeast.
lty Alderman Lockwood: ltcsolved
That the City Engineer be nnd hereby
is Instructed 'to establish tho proper
grade on Avenue It Third ward and
that tho Street Commissioner bo In
structed to plow and grade said avenue
In comformanco with tho protllo fur-
nished by the City Engineer. Adopted.
Ilv Alderman Snivc: llesolvcd. That
the Street. Commissioner be Instructed
to drain portions of East Santos street
where same Is necessary. Adopted.
the City Council of San 'Antonio thnt
the Honorable Mayor appoint a special
(.-uiuuimira nuvuiwiijuiiuiivii iiivi. 1110
City Engineer (hall exnmlno the follow
ing nnugea on can jt euro creek: saunas
on West CommcrcoDolorosa and Nueva
streets and ascertain what alterations
are necessary to bo tnado to those bridges
to avoid damages along the San Pedro
creeK wiienevermere is an overuow anu
report same to this Council. Adopted
Jiy Alerman Klohter: ltcsolved That
the Street Commissioner bo dlreotcd to
properly drain and grade tho Fourth
ward Bcnooi yarn. Auopieti.
Hv Alderman Schrclner: Ho It re
solved Thnt tho Honorable .Mayor bo
requested to order Franklin Bqitare bo
cleared or prusn worK to oo none uy
city prisoners. Aiiopieu.
The Council then adjourned.
MATTERS' IN COURT.
A Verdict In the District Court The Maverick
Case bringing Along.
Tho case of Nat Mitchell vs. Alejandro
llalderas et al. for land mentioned as
being on trial yesterday was concluded
this morning tho Jury rendering a vcr-
dlot substantially as follows: "Find for
tho plalntllf declaring him entitled to
tho lunil' ill -question and assessing Its
valuo at $000 and tho rental of the same
llxed at $100." The verdict also says
that the plaintiff Mitchell shall pay the
defendant the Bum of $1100 for improve
ments; also pnrchaie money and Interest
to thev amount of ?t(!7 and taxes to tho
amount of $30 making a total of about
SI 000 to be paid to defendant by plaintiff
less $100 rental. The costs of the suit to
be equally divided between both plain
tiff and defendant. A motion for a new
trial will be iimde.
This morning a now Jury was empan
eled and tho case of Kate Cooke et al
vs. tho International railway for dam
ages resulting from the killing and
maiming of cattle was put on trial
Two new suits growing out of the
closing of Baker it Van Ilngan's saloon
were Hied to-day. DeForest Fox of
Now York represented byT.. C. Grot-
haus and A. Yf. Dlllard attorneys sues
II. W. Van 1 lagan for the sum of $150
duo on a promissory noto alleged to havo
been crlven for cash advanced and loaned
and tlsofyvyji for1 a garnishment against
T. I. McCall Sheriff asking that he be
required to pay the amount out of tho
property of Van Uagan levied upon by
In the United States court this morn
ing tho (inso of de Sabarago vs. Mav
erick etal. was still dragging nlong
Numerous objections demurrers and
exceptions are being made and ootinsel
have just llnlshcd argument on these
Th&rlmlnal docket will be taken up as
soon as thISxaselsdisposeu-of.
In J ust loo .Adam's pourt tho caso of()!
It. Flournoy vs. Mitchell Is on-trial
Last night o pastry -cook at the Mav
crlok hotel gave wa tinder mental aber-
ration - and was taken oil' by Officers
Vllklns .and' Rodgers. He Was found
locked In his room tearing the bed
clothes to pieces and screaming and
shouting with a pistol in Ills hand. Tho
door was broken open and the police
carried htm off.
BRILLIANT SCENE AT CASINO HALL
Who Were There--The Commll(tM--Splendld
Success or Ihe Entertainment
i'ho llrst annual ball given by the
iirlm association occurred at Casino
hall last night. Tho occasion was tho
eve of tho Purlin festival which Is a gala
day In the Hebrew onlendar and Is gen-
erally observed and celebrated by the
Jewish race all over tho world. In
America particularly great attention Is
paid to its observation and tho festivi-
ties incident upon tho occasion are usu-
lly tho most brilliant of tho year.
In San Antonio where wo havo a largo
and respectable Hebrew population
preparations had been going on for
eeks which Inst night culminated In
tho grand successful ball. Every detail
that would promote the success of the
ball or add to the pleasure of tho even
ing was carefully attended to and no
llnw could ho detected In tho arrange-
ments. About 0 oVIock the large hall com
menced lilltng up with ladles and gen-
tlemen who had coma to worship at
'crpslchorc's shrine and tho brilliantly
lighted room presented a happy scene.
At tho entrance of thb hall
draped in graceful folds from
tho gallery above were arrayed
two Immense National lings. Decora-
tions of evergreens ornamented the
chandelier while stretched from sldo to
side of tho upper portion of tho stage
was a beautiful motto comincmoratlvo
of tho occasion which read "AH hall to
Mnrdccal and Esther 5G1I." Ilcncath
this and also spanning the stago arch
was tho greeting "Welcome" shining
forth in a myriad or gas jets. Across
the stage floor near the flootllghts was
arranged a row of cedars behind which
the bund was Beatcd and partially con
cealed from the view of thoso In the hall
At 10 o'clock the flno Eighth Cavalry
band led by Mr. Frank Hall struck up
tho grand march and tho ball opened. It
was an Interesting sight to look upon
tho fair ladles In brlllant costumes as
they marched with measured step around
tho hall escorted by tbo gentlemen
most of whom were arrayed in the regu-
lation swallow-tall coat and evcnlngsult.
Succeeding tho inarch the mellow
strains of tho bewitching waltz came
floating through tho hall and soon the
floor was tilled with dancers enjoying
tho giddy whirl. The programme con
talned 15 dances besides the march and
tho excellence of Its arrangement at
tested tlio ability of tho committee who
had that matter in charge. And (tho
music too was most excellent and this
feature Itself formed no small part of
tho evening's success.
Tho evening was rattier warmer man
could have been desired for a grand ball
hut this fact detracted none from the
pleasure of the occasion as the dancers
took advantago of tho spacious room nil
Joining tho dancing hall where they
could enjoy a brief recreation and cool
breeze after dancing.
In tho basement below the hall was
spread a most gorgeous banquet whose
excellence would do credit to the finest
culinary artist In the land. To this
splendid feast fie guests were Invited
near midnight and here in beakers of
sparkling wine toasts were drank and
pretty compliments paid. After doing
fulljiistlcotothe line banqnet andre-
anlinatcdjiy tho Invigorating wine tho
merry dancers sought again the polished
floor and continued the programme
The dance was kept up until the hours
grew small and the BhrUI'cock crow
warned the festlvo dancers of the near
approach of morn.
The attendance at tho ball was large
but the dancers had ample room In the
spacious hall. A number of spectators
In the gallery above looked down upon
and enjoyed the gorgeous scene below
There were some 30 couples of those
who danced and many lookers-on who
did not participate In that part of the
Among the throng of ladles present
the I.iniiT reporter noted Miss Helen
Llndhclm "of New York; Misses
Koetilghelm Sue Peacock Hattle and
Cora llaum Annie Zork I.lna Frank and
Mesdames Cochran Oppenhclmcr
Stern Morris Hart Frank J.ewenthal
Moke Owens Ilrenneman Wolf and
rSmong the gentlemen who attended
were .Messrs. iiaum 4.ur& iiuiuer
Vclth jlarks Oppenhclmcr Snuhacher
Frank Eb&rhardt Flbrlan llouvant
Cochran ilrtllaly ylllwclifeld Lewln
Asher Ward ireunett Casstano Ilrady
Calhoun and others.
We also append a list of the commit
tees and congratulate tho gentlemen
upon their excellent management and
tho glorious success which crowned their
efforts to provide an evening's entertain
ment. Tho llrst Purlin ball by this asso
ciation will long be remembered with
pleasure In San Antonio society and by
all who enjoyed tlio pleasure of attend-
ing. The committees were:
Itcccptlon H. Ilaum Chairman; II.
Zork 8. Velth and .1. Zlmmcr.
Hoor Managers Nat Sutzbachcr
chairman O. II. Frank M. F. Marks and
Tho beautiful toilets worn by tho
ladles added to the brilliancy of the
scene and the taste displayed by tho
fair ones showed conclusively that they
understood perfectly the art of dressing.
'1 ho Purlin association can well con
gratulate itseir upon last evening's
affair and be assured that their guests
were wen pieaseu wiin tno entertain-
ment provided. Nono left the hall with
out loud praises and expressing them
selves as royalty entertained n o ex-
pect to hear from the association again.
EAST LYNNE LAST NIGHT.
The Moral Drama of the AgeMiss Cray ami
Support a Success.
Last night In East I.ynno Miss Ada
Gray showed herself to bo thoroughly
conversant with the character of- Mrs.
Woods heroine. The child wire was
well depleted and her Intense love for
her husband which la so forcible In tho
original tale Is true to the character as
shown by Mlsa Gray. The sceno with
her dying child Is effective and natural
Indeed her aotlng throughout Is natural
nnd where slio clasps her dying boy In
her nrms with Indlscrlbable fervor and
love; tho whole house was moved. Miss
Gray is one of the best emotional
actresses that has visited San Antonio
Tho only fault which can bo found with
her Is that sho seems a little too slow
and prcclso In her enniinolatton where
not needed. This however Is but a
smalt blemish for Miss Gray Is full of
feeling and there Is a freshness about
her acting which Is charmlifg.
ltarbara Hare (Adelaide Langdon) Is
not quite the loving firm hearted sister
of Itlohard Hare. She seems more of
dy Isabel's sort but perhaps this was
through the bad cold she was suffering
from. Miss Corney was Miss Corney to
an inch and her unbending statellness Is
well sustained throughout. Miss Corney
waa good and appeared an antidote for
an antldoto to the sad sufferings of
Sir Francis I.evlson (Mr. C. Handside)
was another very good character. Ills
acting waa remarkably natural and his
coolness seemed a part of himself. Mr.
Carlyle was the quiet manly husband
we llnd In East I.ynno and his pathos
on the dcatli of his child sincere. The
others did well and altogether East
I.ynno was very good.
The City Engineer's Olllct.
Apropos the I.iniiT libel suit which
has been Instituted becauso the I.iniiT
asked a pertinent question touching the
qualifications of ex-City Engineer Smith
for that position the letter published In
tlio Council proceedings to-day of his
successor Mr. C. 1? Matlack regarding
the engineer's olllce and the way the
duties have been performed as also the
condition of the records Is refreshing
reading and the I.mirr modestly sug
gests to our frlenTJ Mr. Smith to rush
around to Mr. Matlack's olllce and de-
nounce him as a coward and a liar. This
is what ho did when our reporter wroto
about tho samo thing and then only in
tho form of an inquiry and the grand
jury has Indicted the writer of that in
quiry and the I.iniiT because they re-
plied in kind to Mr. Smith's abuse. If
the grand jury is so quick to light Mr.
Smith's battles In one particular don't
it lopk extremely bilious for our friend
Matlaok. He has simply made a state-
ment as he found things In his oflloe and
as was expected of him and all things
being even hasn't he placed himself In
the position to bo Indicted for libel?
A Hard Case.
In the Recorder's court this morning
among the offenders arraigned was a
stout healthy white boy apparently
about 17 or 18 years of age charged with
being drunk. He promptly pleaded
guilty to the charge and received the
Judgment of court with the utmost In
difference. When arrested ho had his
pockets full of pepper but what be In-
Intended to do with It is not known. He
Is evidently a confirmed member of the
tramp fraternity and suoh experience as
that of this morning Is nothing new to
him Ho will have an opportunity to
exercise his muscle during the next 30
days and do a little honest work.
Complaint has been made to the I.iniiT
about a rule made by the school author-
ities that if a child is a few minutes late
three times in a 'month It Bhall be ex-
pelled from tho aohool. -This rule la cal-
culated to work a. hardship and if en-
forced will deprive some children of the
privileges of school: -The schools are for
tho people and not for the personal ad-
vantago or'ooavenlenoe of teachers and
' It might bo 'well to use considerable dis-
cretion before -snch arbitrary rules are
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