The San Antonio Light (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 8, Ed. 1, Saturday, January 10, 1885 Page: 1 of 4
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THERE IS BUT 0HE
Place to get Flrst-ClasT
Wines Liquors and Ci-
osns and that ti th old
reliable houie of
HARRY BAUMJis CO.
Yol Y. No. S.
San Antonio Texas. Saturday. January 10.: 1885.
Ten Cents a Week
: THE OLD RELIABLE j W fk A 1 J
mi 1 he oan Antonio Light !
: HARRY BAUM & CO. ' i J
2O0 Commerce Street
o Is Selling Strictly for Cash o
As I am reducing my immense stock of Fancy Groceries I
oficr same at close cash figures that will astonish all. I also
wish to state that on Wines and Liquors I offer great reduc-
tions for the next 60 days to come. You arc sure to be
suited in all goods both to Price and Quality at the
JB-CASH GROCERY STORE I
20S Commerce Street
TELEPHONE MO. 143. . SAN ANTONIO.
Confusion Worse-Confounded In
coherent Speeches Motions
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crescent cityBQQT SHDEMAMACT0RY
And Dealer In Leather and Findings Wholesale and Retail.
Will tell you a Boot or Shoe Iforne and Iland Made. My stock li luperlor to
any in the State. Ten thousand dollars worth of ready band made goods to be
plowed out at prloes lower tban heretofore known. Thta offer la for the next SO
nays van pafy anu up puffriiicfi.
Vine Custom Work a Bpeotal.jr. No. 17 Solodad Bt. op. Courthouse).
Pl n "Tl Kl Sk ir art mmrtd to do Gold. Sitter and Kitktl Plalint at will
fl II I I Ml iBaonif 01 thtarly ai tan he dine figif Qldvart revU(td. Oia-
I aW I It tgtnl will t.vl for your ordtriaon
DOH fc ENOELKB. 244 Cqrnmcrcc Street.
Ho Table is Complete Without Wine
RKTAIL DirARTUBXT Or
J. Rome & CO.
IMPORTERS OF WINES LIQUORS AND CIGARS
399 Iloqctoq Street-Sun Antonio T
W ber tav tocll th attention of connMteurianrJ people nf refined taite to our complete
llOCI ot uitinuttn ninaa unci 10 LUiuuito unit liuau. I db ramiir iTiao n
RMokltr. Tbereroroererrbodr la lavltod to Intoeot our oalUra and oonvtooa thrmioWi
a nuriiT na renuiDPnei" ui our wooa. cuinpiei rreaon appnoftunn ana uuous inii
J. RONSE & CO.
A I IAII Cltan your Silter. JlratM and Copper Wart with tht Exalt
Vf II I I O II PoliMng fa$te. Bat In tt vorld. Our agent vill tall on you vM
- -famiri J ry it.
5 DOE & EHQBLKE m Commerce Street Agenta for Texai.
Dan J. Coltox.
COLTON & BOLTON
AUCTIONEERS COMMISSION MERCHANTS
40 EAST KOUSTOH STREET SAN PT01IQ TEXAS.
HJrHecond-hand Furniture Bought and Sold. Partloular attention j;Uen to
!wui !. uauiiwuvu Kuarauieeu anu Eoniigumeuii aououeu. U-3)-6a
CROWD OF COLORED VOTERS
MEET AT KRISCH'S MALL.
Lait erenlog at Krlioh'a hall a 10-
calltd contention conilitlng of about
100 colored Tottra wai held. X yellow
man named Dyer before the meeting;
waa called to order waa treating the
crowd In a lavlih manner to beer and
urging thoee In attendance to glre all
their support to Captain Merrltt for
Mayor. About 8:15 the abore named
Dyer called the convention to order and
stated that ho had been the selected
Chairman from a little primary that had
been held there a few daya ago and that
they all knew what the meeting was for.
permanent Chairman waa then
eleeted In the person of W. H. Illley.
Henry Lewis waa elected Assistant
J. E. Townsell waa appointed Sec
IiOckwood here prerlpltantly said I
place the name of Captain Merrltt In
nomination for Mayor. Cries of 'seoond
Another Toter said he had yet to
learn the objeot of tbe meeting and he
moTed that a committee be appointed
to determine It.
Cries second that motion. These cries
were overborne by a torrent of cries of
T.nrVwood A few days past It ap
pears a meeting was held and a perma-
nent organisation made subject to a call
fnr Ihut nleht.
Dickie asked that the minutes of the
last meeting he read Dy the Btoretary.
l'revioua nuesuoni was azain me err.
Thn Chair then nut the nomination of
Captain Merrltt Deiore tne nouae anu
declared him tbe nominee of tbe conven-
tion not noticing thoso who did. not
stand on their feet.
Some discussion here ensued as to
whether the Chairman was outlined to
act or not.
One colored man asked for an eiDIa
nation and wanted to know what was
before the house.
The Chair The next thine In nnUr
before the house Is to endorse a nomi
nee ror uecoruer x oeneve.
Dyer here rose anu moveu mat they
maae me previous ciiuunciurui unani-
mous (cry of no). The Chair put the
motion without It being seconded and
denlared It carried.
Olackwell then tried toraake speech:
but had got no further tban '-Mr. Chair-
man andgentlemen of the meeting" ere
Smith rose to a colnt of order.
Tbe unairman taxing no notice of
Kmiin. exciteuiv interroitateu: "Do run
sustain any point which was put" amid
jiiacKwcu toiu tne meeting tie was
going to get up because they wsre
all wrong. (Cries ef Merrltt 1 Merrltt!)
Bninn junipeu up anu nominated
feter Shields for ItecoTder.
Another voter put W. II. Huston in
Illackwell rose and with the volcn of
a atentor saiu "nomination Is out of
The ChairMr. Blackweil please do
not Interrupt the meeting.
Green Mozelle Mr. Chairman you
have got the thing a little ahead of me.
1 nave not seen wuo is going to De the
nominee lor aiayor.
Home one rose 10 a point or order.
Green Mottlle Let us do the thing
neni 1 rise to a Doint or order.
I move we rroceed to nominate fur
The Chair Are you ready for the
Illackwell I'm onready. I am a free
colored citizen and have got more sense.
air. L.nairsman.iam onreaar. f"i'ut him
out" was tbe cry). 1 appeal to you Mr.
Chalrsman. 1 am not talking to the audi
ence juy onreauioess is simply tnis
we are colne to select candldatea when
we are not permanently organized. 'mr
Bcrgcnm alius nc ihcii mqYeq lO
1 Bpiiufiiicu mm iuii was uoue.
NelU Mr. Chairman I make a
The Chairman brouzht down
the ravel as If endeavorlnir in
split tbe table and glared fleroely at
Blackweil who was yelling "Ha! ha I
hal wrong again."
The chair then put tht nominees fgr
Becorder Shields and llniton h.
lure me convention anu ueciareu Hus-
ton the nominee by some nrocaaa nr-u.
i t """ "eiugiaaen On
Mozelle What Is the next nomlnlUn
Mr. Chairman f
A Sneaker I should like a word r
uuoussion upon lue can or tins meeting
Garrison In answer to this request
ii tu mo ibiu viic vaiiiug mm any
thing but a sensible person.
Lookwood Is tbereno motion pend
Inir before the houief
The names of Hanelian nl frn..i
Itlsche were put In nomination for City
Collector and Hauelsen waa declared to
have received the nomination.
The nominees forSlrtet Commissioner
were then put. I'eter Nelson and Frllz
iiuisi were iuo nominees. Without
more ado tbe Cbalr declared N.unn 1.
have obtained tbe nomination.
Baker Mr. Chairman. X move that we
endorse the People'! tloket.
a snout went up.
The Chair (wfldly)-Wbere aro the
Albert Kremkait who was present at
tbe convention made a mnilnn in ..1.
Journ which was aoted on. The crowd
men proceeuea to tnn saloon when dis-
covering tbe bulky form of Ple Nel
son. they enthuslaiMciTly holsltd him
on their shoulders. After a short while
the whole body of colored men went to
Kremkau's saloon where they were
shouting "Merrltt Merrltt. He Is a good
friend to tbe colored people he ulvea
us money and beer."
Bjatlng ond Striking The) Freyer
Case In Court Fast Coons.
Ills Honor Frltx Schrelner presided
as Recorder and Sid Stanlforth Esq. as
The first case called was tbe city vs
Ford for beating and striking. Ford
pleaded guilty and was lined J5.
1". Candelarto Salter and John Mc
intosh thrse drunks were lined $5
William Doble and II. lienor two
fast coons could not ride faster than a
gallop and charged full tilt over Com-
merce street bridge. Each was lined 13.
rive little negro boys were throwing
atones on tbe street and when a Mexi-
can told them to stop the little Imps
cursed and abused htm terribly. Three
of them were caughtbyapolloemanand
this morning one John Finney was
fined $10 another Robert Fields 3 and
the other Albert Clayton was dismissed
with a scoldlnir. The tinea In the former
cases will probably be remitted.
ineoaore uenningnaus was 0 run 11
last nlgbt and cursed a backman. He
was arrested and a pistol was found on
him. He was charged $23 for tbe pistol
and f 7 for the drunk and disorderly.
A. B. Freyer was accused of using In-
sulting language to Mrt.i'aul Asber. A
goou ueai 01 wrangling neiween Aciinp
City Attorney Stanlforth and counsel
for tbe defense Chevalier over the In-
troduction of the testimony of a little
negro girl and Captain Hughes' testi-
mony but tbe City Attorney finally
falned his point and Freyer was lined
7. A motion to appeal was tiled by tbe
ileienie. Three cases were continued
and three dismissed.
SPEAKS A GOOD WORD FOR
Down on rtneo Prejudice.
Collected From Hotel corridors
E. M. Turner of Fort Worth. Is In the
Charles McMonasle. of Somerset la
In the city.
Sheriff It. II. Hanna. of Travis eounlr.
Is at the Menger.
Don Alfredo Boudols. of I'urrsi. Mur.
Ico la In tbe city.
J. N. Stairner. a nrnmlnent nltlzrn nf
iiuung is in tne city.
J. Rosenfeld of New Orleans Is its
Istered at the Maverick
Dr. W. W. Teele. from Oakland Hill.
uas reiurncu to tne city.
F. T. Burton a stockman of Ssblnal
la In the city with bis wife.
CaDtaln W. J. Good a well known
sioca-man 01 Jiyie is at the St. Leonard.
Mrs. W. A. Pllt and children and S.
H. Pllt and wife are at the St. Leonard.
Miss L. Parker accompanied by Mr.
II. G. Lane are at the Menger from
Captain Edear Schramm of Calves.
ton came In last night and stops at the
Hon. W. II. Buriress. ot Seoruln. came
In last nlgbt and Is stopping at tbe
Jamea M. Doble. a well known stock
man of Llw Oak county Is at tbe St.
John Brown. John Jones and W. L.
Crawford postoflloe oillcltls of Austin
are hi lue cuy.
Messrs. W. J. and T. L. Black ranoh.
ownera and merchants of Suhulenberg
are In the city.
Mr. Monroe Pratt of this cltr. left
last ntsht In comnanr with Marshal
John Cbennevllle of Austin to visit the
Mrs. Martin and dauehter. Belle rela
tives of CaDtaln Hunter of this cltv.
left Thursday last for Anderson Texas
after a pleasant visit here.
Mr. Max Llncke leaves for Chicago to-
nay. 110 eipecia to ue drck again in
time to parade with the San Antonio
nines on nasnington's Dirtuaay.
Honorable Kennedv. Itenresentattve
to tbe Legislature from tbe ltlo Grande
uistriot is in tne city on ins way to at-
tend the session of the Legislature. He
is stopping at the Menger.
Judge E. F. Hall of Laredo came In
last nigni ana is stopping at tbe lun-
ger. He will leave for Austin to-morrow
to attend the opening of the Legls
lature which meets next Tuesday.
Dr. J. W. Woolbrldge eon-ln-law of
ur. r.uioic 01 tnis city ten isst night
with his family to locate In Northeast-
ern Texas. Ue will settle for tbe pres-
ent In McKlnney to try the climate for
tne oeneni ot nis onnu's oeauu. ur. w.
has resided for nearlr two vearaln Ran
Antonio where he haa made minr
friends who will be loth to learn of bla
Why He Supports Callaghan.
In reply to tbe little fling in the Ex-
press this morning Colonel Belknap
said to a Lianr reporter: "In August I
got bounced from the Republican Eiecu
live committee because Cleveland was
my personal choice for President. So
did also the Grand Army of the Itenub
lloPost give me tbe cold shoulder for tbe
same reason. The Committee of One
Hundred Ignored me entirely. I nas
asked to be a deles-ate to the Demo.
cratlo convention but refused. I sup-
nort the ticket which 1 know in h
beaded by progressive men. The people
should not forget that one year ago I
was making a licut asalnst these verv
man nominated by the committee who
are now blowing about progress."
Fine Phaetons and Buggies.
Mr. J. C. Talcott has on exhibition at
San Pedro springs car stables a fine as-
sortment of phaetons fine buggies an
elegant assortment of all klnda of wagons
breaking carts and many otber vehicles.
These goods are for sale and parties
wishing to purchase anything in that
line will do well to take a trip to the
springs and examine the atock of Mr.
Talcott. A Lianr representative who
has seen the display pronouncea It com-
ma II faut. See card In another column.
The children and grandchildren of Mr.
C. P. Smith Sr. gave blm pleasant
surprise party last night at his residence
In the Second ward on the occasion of
the 70in anniversary or his birthday
Mr. Smith It an old and honored citizen
Of Ban Antonio having removed here in
1831. and baa raised a f.niw r hi.
sturdy sons who are now among our
best olllzen who with their children
numbering In all 18. were present lsst
nlgbt to do honor to their ancestor's de-
minute j cars.
Ladles i approve of yoarsmeklngljttlt
Editor Sin Antonio L!h
Perhaps It may not be out of place for
a woman to have her say In the coming
contest for Mayor of our city. I have
not the honor of knowing personally any
of the candldatea for office but I have
an Inatultlon or premonition that Bryan
Callaghan will be the "coming man"
and I do hope be will for a good many
reasons tbe main reason being that his
sire waa of the Celtic race and such
being the case I have a fellow feeling
fur him that makes us near a kin. Why
tbe mere faot that Mexican blood Hows
In bis veins should be urged against
him savora too much of the knownoth-
lng contemptible element that flourished
some 25 yeara ago. I never saw a Mexl-
Icsn till I came here and I fall to see
what Is the matter with them that pro
vokes such mtllce and hatred among a
certain class. Of course the' poorer
Mexicans may be greasers etc. but I
Just tellyou.wbenpeople haven't money
they can't possibly live and dress well
not without they resort to thieving and
chicanery. Our forefathera framed the
constitution so as to give freedom to
every man Irrespective of race or color
and all that Is within me rises up against
this Idea of oppression and cruelty.
The Caucasslan race prides Itself
on being superior and If so what have
we to fear from contact wllh otber races?
It Is our business to elevate others and
bring them up to our standard and not
for ua to come down to tbelr level.
people keep on aa they are doing now
we will have to have a second heaven
for all those despised races that we now
dislike so much. My father was consid-
ered one of the best educated men In
Mississippi and Judge Ralph North of
ioatcnez atississippi wno is now on tne
supreme nencn can testily to my asser.
Hon: yet this same know nothing ele.
ment waa used against him many a time
and while they all agreed that be was
smart ana eaucateu. stilt tnoy mvariaoiy
wound up with slur that he was an
Irishman although he knew more In an
hour than they ever acquired In tbelr
lifetime. Yet when there waa a knotty
mathematical problem to be solved or
eat oi civil engineering to do accom-
plished. Kennv waa sure to be called
upon to solve It and yet he was popular
with the masses lust as I fancy Bryan
Callaghan Is for during the 18 yeara of
my nie Deiore tne war ne alternately
held the position of city or county sur-
veyor In Natchez Mississippi and after
the war he was employed by tbe United
states uovernmem to lay out tne mui
tarr cemeterlea near Vlcksburir. ills
slsslppt. I speak thus of my dead
father because I love to do
him honor. He never dreamed
In the days of his prosperity of the
"war cloud" that was advancing to
blight and ruin the "sunny South" he
loed so well or that bla only child
would be to-day In Texas struggling
for a livelihood tmong strangers. Vet
such Is life. And now you know dear
readers wby I believe and hope Bryan
Callaghan will be elected. I have not
heard one word to his disadvantage
from anyone with whom I have spoken
and I really think he Is the people's
choice and as such believing as I do In
tbe laws of American Independence I
hope and pray that he may be our next
anr. most successiui uayor.
San Antonio Ter. January 0 18S3.
A Merchant Prince ot Texas.
If there Is one name In West Texas
which Is truly n household word that
name la L. Wolfson. How came it eo?
By fair dealing liberal advertising and
never saying anything In his advertise
ment out wnat an inspection or bis goods
would prove to be strictly true. Carry-
ing the largest assortment of general
tnero' indlse of any house In Texas fair
dealing ana a generous use or printers'
Ink bss made him to-day tbe rullnir mer
chant prince of the State and king of
irauvBiucu. iafi10 i ass AiaveriCK.
Blows Hot end Cold.
Captain Merrltt haa visited the White
Elephant and Fashion theatre and said:
"Boys I am no church member; I aai
with you and not opposed to gambling."
But one of his organs the Frele Presse
of January D says: "Mr. Merrltt as the
Chief Executive of our city will show
that he Is equal to the emergency In
auppresslng gambling and prostitution
anu aeep tuem in tueir place me
money spent by the professional gam
biers aa a aacrlllce for the eleotlon. will
be apent for nothing. Captain Merrltt
Is not their candidate." When a man Is
a candidate Isn't It wonderful how he
will straddle and blow hot and cold and
we never know where to find them.
Vote for Callaghan and prosperity for
New Mexico Primer.
From the Santa Fe ltarlew
Here It a Burro. He haa a load of
wood. Is the Wood Heavy? Yes but
not to Heavy as the Price. What
Steep Hill be Climbs and what a Steep
Price the Uan Charges! Can the Burro
Sing? Yes be can Sing. Can the Bur
ro Dance? No be cannot Dance but he
Makes his Owner Dance when he Kicks
up hit Heels. What doea the Burro
look like? Look in tbe looking glass
anu tuere you win see.
This Is a Dobe House. It It made of
Wood? No It la not made of Wood It
Is made of Straw and Mud Is the house
high? No but tbe Rent Is High. It bat
a Tin Can for a Chimney and a Dirt
Floor. Bowie ef the Inhabitanta live on
the Floor and tbe others run about on
tbe walls and Celling In Summer. Is
not the Reign of Dobles over? No but
it we nave many more heavy Kami
toon will be.
KTHE POOR MAN'S FRIEND
PEOPLE TO G. B. FRANK'S ALAMO STORE ?
Immense Stock New Goods and Lower
Prices in All Departments !
OUR CLOAK DEPARTMENT IS THE TALK OF THE TOWN !
teJ-We offer over One Thousand Garments snch as Cloaks Circulars. Rus--B3
wa-siBiiB. naming uacaeis ana ulsters to select irom. ive uaveTza
tdrlteducrd the l'rloes tut them down so that there wlllbe-!
Wran oppottulty for everybody to keep wann.&a
Jacketa that wer $ 3 CO are now 1 75
Jackets that were 3 CO are now 3 25
Jackets that were 4 00 are now 3 73
Jackets that were S 00 are now 4 (10
Better trrades reduced In same rjronortlnn. In other frnrments inrrltlrai are
also being made equal to those above described but our stook Is so large that It Is
Impossible to enumerate. Tbe next to consider Is our
We carrr Phlladelnllla. Boston and Ilnlllmnrn tnakn. W ham Ilia larirrit
(no exoeptlon) stock of foot wear In San Antonio. The best grades at prions
which will suit everybody. More
BLANKETS AND BED. COMFORTS
For sale at this house than are to be found In half the storet In the city all put to-
f ether. Don't forget It! 2S0 palrt puro and good white Blanketi at $1 25 worth
1 00. 20U pain at $3 CO worth $3 CO. Twenty other qualities at $3 CO M 00
$5 00 Sa 00 oould not be duplicated for 30 per cent more elsewhere.
14 Bales Comforts at $ 75
13 BaleaComfbrtsat.. DC
10 Bales Comforts at 1 00
10 Hales Comforts at 125
10 Hales Comforts at 135
10 Bales Comforts at 1 CO
ind still more fron Jl 75 to 5 00
in Flannels that Should Put to
15 Pieces Orey Twill at 20o price elsewhere 3Uo
10 Pieces Grey Twill at 25o. price elsewhere 35o
ii i-iecea urey i win at mm ana 400 price eitewnere 4uo ana ouc
White and Red Flannels all reduced Cqand 10o a yard.
Winter Skirts In Felt and Flannels at correspondingly low prices.
STAPLES ! STAPLES!!
We still maintain the old nrlres of our Cotton Flannels and Domestics wllh
several exceptions which we are now selling at Free Trade Prices. Down they
col The great bargains of all. Competition nowhere! We want room and must
Men's & Boys' Clothing
Children's Clothing Overcoats for Men and Boys all must go and go at 1-ow
Prices like the balance of our stook. Above all. don't forget our GENTS' FUR-
MSill.NU DEPARTMENT ror Underwear Shirts Hosiery and Hats and we
will convince the gentlemen like we do the ladies that we give them the most
astounding bargains to be found In San Antonio. The People's Paradise In tbe
Great Dry Goods Center Is the popular and progressive house of
G. B. FRANK'S
ALAMO STORE '33 ALAMO PLAZA.
RICE & RYAN
SUCCEMO!llro BKSSIOXs CO.
Dealers in Hay Grain Feed Coal Salt Charcoal Cedar Posts
330 Houston Street San Antonio Texas.
MANUrACTUUKU A NO 1IEALEU IN
Fine Boot audi Shoes
337 Commerce Street Kelt Door to lthodlns ft Tempikv.
E"lMfE" V ou an an3f wtMtof Jnoelry you may euh madt U
ULVVl.LIi Vonicr rtpairtd or tngravtd equal to Yvrk tylt Tht
" m " mm 1 1 Jxnttt tnyraiing on wood or metal by
DOB & FN G EL KB 2U Commerce Street.
CLOSING OUT SALE !
DEDUCED PRICES IN
Ladies' Embroidery Materials
In order to alwaya keep a fresh clean stock and to make room for our Spring
Importations we oiler Great Bargains to push off our remaining legnt
stock. Look and then Compare our Prices with others)
Our Motto Is : Large Sales Small Profits and Quick Returns.
Best Berlin Zephyr to per ounce; Saxony Yarn 20o per skein; Germantown
best quality 20c; Shetland 20c; Shetland Floes 20c; Ice Wool all colors GOo a
box; Kmbroldery Silk loo per dozen; Knitting Silk 35o per ball; Embroidery
Chenille 40a per ball; Silk Arlslcc 35c a dozen. All colon Macreuie Cord
E. RETTBER.G & CO.
244 Commerce st. San Antonio Tex.
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