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money In the market.
San Antonio Light
Vol. III. No. 205.
San Antonio, Texas, Monday, November 26, 1883.
Ten Cents a Week
LOOK AT THESE PRICES, k
Come and Inspect the Hiirgnins.
To tlioio contemplating purchases for Christmas w would say
Conic Buy Before All is Sold.
Our object l to close out theso lines entirely to cnublo our Intention or pursuing tho business
of MILI.NEUY and FANCY GOODS F.XCLUH1 VULV. :io set oil. No lucking out.
THEY MUST GO!
JS. BZC eft JSOIST.
i:ioiUnt Sermon by the Iter. Mr.
Nell at the First Fresbyterlan Church.
Yesterday momloc the congregation at the
Firtt Presbyterian church, heard eipounded
one of the most eloquent and touching ser
mons ever preached by their pastor, the Kev.
Mr. Nell, a sermon appealing individually
and collectively to the most sacred feelings
ol all people. The text taken by Mr. Noil
was from the IV. chapter of Malschi,fifth and
sUth verses, "llehold, I will send you Elijah
the Prophet, before the cimingof the great
and dreadful day of the Ird, and lie shall
turn the heart of the father lo the children, and
the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest
I come and smite the earth with a curse."
By these words.the last of the Old Testament,
it seems, said the pastor, as though God de
termines that if parental and filial affection do
not grow, and Elijah brings not the spirit of
parents and children together, the earth shall
be cursed with a fearful and mighty curse.
Nothing Is felt so much in every phase of
society, nothing which so saps and under
mines both the Christian and Heathen mind
as a want of filial and parental affection,
nothing so awful as Its responsibility, felt as It
houses adjacent have been fitted up with
monte, roulette and other facilities for keep,
log money in the country.
Mr. Klchard Coitese has leased the old
custom house, and will shortly open a good
hotel, which Is greatly needed.
About 5,000 head ol sheep, claimed by
Thomas Lamb, have been attached on a
range near I'iedraa Negras by Francisco La
grange. One dozen females were rounded up yester
day by our Sheriff, and had an Interview with
Judge Dell, resulting in J19 2J costs and fine;
one case appealed.
W. A. Filch's new hotel near the railroad
depot is fast approaching completion.
The committee appointed to wait on Mr.
Twohig report success. It is understood that
a new depot will be built near the site of the
present temporary structure. Maginnu.
SOMEWHAT FOGGY STILL.
Silks and Velvets.
llunete&liuinct's brands tl S3 reduced to lc
Ultra quality silks SI 00 reduced toJl Si
Super extra silks $3 Si reduced to St 00
Flno dress velveteens alUOo
Flno dress velvets 1 ,5 reduced to II SO
Fine, dress brocades $t f." reduced to tula
Hlack Cash 111 ere.
Ourall wool too quality for two
Our alt wool Mo quality foro
Our nil wool "Oo quality for Mo
Our all wool S2c quality forfiio
Our all wool Wo uualltv for'Oo
Ourall wool $IU0 quality for fOc
Ourall wooli I 40 quality for J I 10
Towels and Tnblo Linens.
I One lot ISc reduced to tile
I Ono lot SOo reduced to l;M,c
1 One lot !Vio reduced to "Jo
I Oerrnan damask fliiu reduced to IHo
1 Herman damask 7Uo reduced to Mc
1 (lerman dnmaik Wo reduced to 70o
Oerrnan damask SI Si reduced to ir-'c
This Is an elegant opportunity for lestau-
1 ranteurs and hotel ruen.
Curtain pairs $1 Si reduced to 000
I Curtain pairs fi 00 reduced to St 40
Curtain pairs 53 60 reduced to SI HJ
Curtain pairs SI 00 reduced to $1 HO
1 Curtain pairs $9 CO reduced to ST 00
Yard eurtalulng27o reduced too
Yard curtaining Sio reduced to !.Vi
1 Yard curtaining K)o reduced to 30o
Yard curtaining Wo reduced to !ITc
:li, worth too, re-
Shoodah solids, nil wool, 40 Inch, worth "Se, re- j yit, curtaining B3o reduced to Mo
rihaodah solids, all wool, 40 In
Flannels and Woolens.
Kino value i'10 goods for 18c
Kino value '.Via goods for --0
Fine value t.'o goods for 3Tic
Flno valuo 8."o goods for Wo
Flno Vuluo Mo goods for 70j
Flno valuo SI goods for Hkj
Including California, Shaker, Imported, medi
cated, etc., etc.
rd curtaining Mo reduced to Clo
Yard curtaining SI 00 reduced to 8Jc
Yard curtaining Jl Xi reduced to SI 00
Napkins, all linen, pcrdozlUc reduced to iiu
Napkins, all linen, per doz SI 00 reduced to '
Napkins, all linen, per doz SI Si reduced to ()c
Napkins', all llucn', do. S3 00 reduced to SI M
Domestic, Mai-scillo Quilts.
Oullts SI 01 reduced to ""0
Oullts SI Si reduced to two
Oullts St M reduced to St 10
GEAN"D OLOAIv SA-CmFICE,
On our already greatly rcducod prices u further disc tint of 10 per ci lit.
Fine Millinery Goods Lower Than Eastern Trices.
When this old suit was rew
Tho railroad was a stage.
And a sl.x-mulo team made plenty of steam
For tho broadest kind of guagc.
You caught a gooso when you wanted a pen,
Tho Ink you used was blue,
Aud tho women you lov'd didn't want 1 0 bo men
When this old suit was new.
A tpudo was only a spade,
And Jcnnlo was Just plain "Juno i"
For his Impudent lip, a boy would skip
At tho end of it rattan cane.
Thero were sixteen ounces In ovcry pound,
Fourquarta madeagallon true;
Hut things don't seem llko they used to be
When this old suit was new.
Hut wu'vo shortened tho time sluco then,
And wo'ro running a faster heat,
And tho boys of ten aro full-grown men,
Who run tho storo and tho street.
We blush to glgglo, and wo should smile,
Wo'ro cute and wo never say die;
Wo'ro up to snuff, and wo'ro full of guile.
And were Just too awfully lly;
And father is Governor, old man, dad,
And his old lady is gono, .
Wo'vo run things fast and a Uttlo bad
Blnco wo put this now suit 011.
217 Alamo Plaza,
Ale showing the Finest l.lnu of
Kiii'iiImIiIiij; GooiIh, HiUh,
BOOTS AND SHOES
Ever Offered In this City.
SELLING OUT AT COST
lll Sellout at Cost our Kntire Stock, Consisting ' Hosieries, Notion
Fancy Goods, Ldices, Gloves, Ladles' Underwear, Towels, Table
I.luen, do. Also, a Fine lot of llemly-Made Dresses,
tAllof thoabovo mentioned goods, and many other articles too numerous to mention, must
be sold out within tho oomlng two weeks, as tho linn wishes to clear tho premises, preparatory
to going Into oilier business, Call t-irly and secure bargains. lll-8-lm
I. & OO.,
No. fi Commerce Street
TURNER OPERA HALL.
1 Mr. Aubrey Con-
up In his now store, at 235 Commrrco street,
with a most elegant lino of
Watches, Diamonds, Fine Jewelry.
STMikesttSposIaltyof Noptlrt ug Fine Watches. Call and see him,
in every grade, and so closely related to
the actions and feelings of men, and a part
and parcel of the structure of society
Itself. It is not a queition of
the church, but of the whole community,)'
there were no churches, no Christians, still it
Is a question of vital importance, and belongs
the wellfare ol all. With what an acute
and malignant appreciation of this awful re-
ponsibility Satan must have felt, not as in the
temptation and fall of the angels, where each
s attacked separately, falling to rise no
more, but In the temptation and fall of our
first parent, when he perceived, looking
through the long vista of ages, and glancint;
over continents, the heritage of sin handed
down for ever and ever, from father to sonj
the first Napoleon dying far away on the
lonely rock of St. Helena, a despot who had
waded through blood, building his throne on
uman skulls, said to his physician, "You
know my disease, I could die happy if I only
knew that you as my friend will watch over
my only son, and save him, save him." Yes,
the man who would appear to be the last to
have the "milk of human kindness" feels this
awful responsibility, this parental aiTectionjnot
by learning, not by art, not by culture, is this
Influence over our children exercised, but by a
power given us as a blessed gift from God, all
we, as parents, do or say, right or wiong has
an Indelible Influence over the child. Nothing
to-day is so strong, so pure, so holy, as this
love God has given to man and woman.
Wicked men admit this love, men who
will do and dare, bow down to It,
it is a love which will abaseltself and sacrifice
alt; a heavenly safeguard to enable lather,
mother and children to live in unity; a love
which is backed by the strongest and most
potent of human passions. When Adam's
children were born, with that dreadful, soul
burdening, heritage of sin, God in his
almighty justice could not devise such a
scheme without placing this most beautiful
love In us. This rapidly growing absence of
parental and filial love is not only threatening
the welfare ol the church, but of society
itself. Are you all doing your duly! Are
you bringing up your children in the admoni
tion of God! This morning I saw some
children, apparently heathens; never perhaps
have they felt this sacred love, Now, I want
to know, is there any use of preaching to and
helping those raised outside ol this parental
chastity, the bend of whose inclination is be
yond all human reach ? Yes, I say, yes, there
is more chance fjr these, doubly so,
than for those who are brought up under the
mere name of Christians, a hollow sham, de
void and empty of all claims to Christianity.
The percentage in Christianity for Ihe last two
years in uncivilized portions of the world is
more In proportion to the number of converts
where civilization exists. Faithlessness and
duplicity in parents is the ruin of thousands.
How suddenly shattered is the admiration
children hold for their parents when dis
covering they profess but do not practice.
Children are brought into the world
unasked, born with the disease of
the sout, not simply inherited, but day by
day received amid the various privations ol
life, hut God has given his oath to help the
parents to bring up their children,
to talk over this A I) C of human life
Oh I ask the question who am I ? Who is
this child t What is the Influence, and how
must I use it over my boy or girl t Let us go
home and pledge our faith, our souls, to do
by ttiese children as tiiey have never been
done by before.
The Fiestas Opened Sheep Attached
Soiled Doies Fined A New Depot
to He Unlit.
Correspondence San Antonio J.hiiit.
Eagle Pass, November 25. The fiestas
opened In I'iedras Negras with an alleged bull
fight. An audience of perhaps 2,000 people
attended; admittance 25 cents; reserved seals
could be obtained on payment of 50 cents,
which included the privilege of bringing your
own chair. The only wonderful thing about
the performance was the extreme timidity of
the bulls. It is said the animals were pre
served from last year's fiestas, on a slender
allowance, which gave them a lissome, Sara
Bernhardt outline. Nearly half the audience
were Americans, who Indulged in comparisons
ol the bull fight to a cattle branding, not very
flattering to the former. A numbrr of booths
have been erected on the plaia, and several
corning Ills Accident.
Mr. Dlgges, the attorney and associate of
Mr. William Aubrey, whose mysterious re
ticence or that of his friends, to say the least,
received a letter from him yesterday, post
marked New Orleans. He states therein
thathe regrets the anxiety of hit friends on his
account and thinks that Martinez acted hastily
in telegraphing. Of himself he says that he
slipped, striking on his head, was rendered
unconscious for a day, and that upon return
ing to his senses he found that he had been
cupped, his head shaved and covered with
bandages. This letter was dated Thursday,
the 33d instant. He was expecting to leave
that night for New York, while his brother,
Mr. Harry Aubrey, was to leave the next day
for San Antonio via Marshall, and desires his
friends to be reassured of his safety.
It is singular that In this letter is not cleared
up the first message which conveyed the Idea
that he had met with an accident on the rail
road. Still further, It might be suggested
.that the vagueness, which his letter embodies,
as to the locality the accident took place In Is
not cleared up by the relatives, who reached
him post haste from this city. Ills weakened
condition might preclude him from writing at
length or giving details, but his many friends
here do not comprehend the tardiness of his
relatives in not throwing immediate light on
the circumstances, seeing that the affair was
telegraphed all over the country. The public
are not much wiser now than four days ago,
New Orleans Freight Handlers loHtrlke-
.Mtnltter Gone Wrong.
San Francisco, November 24 The
steamer Arabic mis morning, Irom lion; wcdncsday.Ttiursuayiiu 1 dujo
rvon, Drougn; 70 more uninese iraoers.
San Francisco, November 24 The grand
Jury have indicted Miss Hill, claiming to be
the wife of Senator Sharon, and William M.
Nelson, her attorney. Ilolh were admitted to
Wilminqton, November 24. Five pris
oners were whipped at Newcastle to-day,
three colored and two white. Ward Uroome
(colored), convicted of house-breaking, stood
one hour and received 20 lashes. The others
were given 10 lashes each,
Hoston, November 24. Rev. Willis
Mitchell, the newly lostalied pastor of the
Westboro Coorrrecational church, has been
arrested this morning on a charge of stealing
books. It is stated, when arrested, that he
offered $1000 to keep the matter quiet.
Hoston, November 24. The creditors of
W. Copeland & Co,, failed boot and shoe
dealers, to-day voted the acceptance of 10 per
cent, cash and 10 per cent, in six months
notes, exclusive 01 $017,000 on Shaw s estate,
which will be held by trustees lor the credi
Vicksduru, November 24. General E. S.
Ilutts, President ol the Vicksburg bank, ap
pointed Receiver by Chancellor Cownan, filed
his bond of $100,000 and look charge of the
assets of, the Mississippi Valley bank. It is
stated that there are about a 100.000 in dis
counted paper in the bank, which Is perfectly
rood, the larrer nortlon beine accentances of
merchants and business men of Vicksburg. Have opened a branch of their Galveston
Pittsburg, November 24. Rev, John house at 2 o Commerce street, San Antonio,
Wilder (colored) has prepared papers in a and have the largest stock of pianos, organs,
suit for conspiracy and defamation of charac- I sheet music, strings and musical Instruments
ter against Rev. Drs. Milllgan, Sloan and of aoy house In the city. They are State
Wilson, ministers of the Reformed Freshy- I agents for the world renowned Stelnway
tenan cnurcn, asaing 3150,000 aamsgcsanu
alleging the delendants, by conspiring to de
clare him a monomaniac, inlured his reputa
tion so that he could not pursue his profession
and gain a living.
St. Louis, November 24. Dispatches,
from Richmond, Mo., say: The coming trial 1. thtr ij., che4n anT houte North 01
ol thanes ford attracts little attention. Mrs.
Samuels, mother of the Tames bovi. and Mrs,
James, upon whose testimony mainly Ford
was inuictea, anu wno are cxprcicancre as
Her .Statement to n Notary-Threat
With Lockjaw-Hopes of Her
The statement of Ricarda Garcia concern
ing the alleged poisoning of her infant child
will be found of Interest. This morning the
mother was seen and strong hopes are cx
pectcd of her recovery. The scare she re
ceived in her feeble condition on Friday, by
reason of the visit of so many to her bedside,
threatened her with supperatlon of the breast
and lockjaw also. She has rallied, however,
under the treatment of her physicians, Drs,
Ilrauanagle, Herff and Graves, and bids fair
for a speedy restoration to health.
Statement of Ricarda Garcia taken before
me on this day. November 24th. lost:
I identify the two bottles. They are the
bottles of medicine I used. Dr. King told me
to give one-hall of a small teaspoonlul of the
medicine every two hours until the child was
better and then not give any more. (Showed
a small iron teaspoon as the one she used to
cie the medicine in.) This is the spoon. I
gave the first dose at seven o'clock and the
child slept until eleven o clock, lie waked
up looking natural and seemed relieved of th
pain, dui wouia not suck. 1 men gave an
other dose at eleven o'clock. I thought thi
babv was some better and I cave it another
dose of one-half of a teaipoonful. The child
then went to sleep and slept until eight o clock
the next morning. I gave no more
medicine and did not send foi any
physician after that. The child then grew
worse anu 1 sent rur ine priest ana nau 1
christened. It died at 6 o'clock in the even
ing. These are the bottles of medicine and
thev have the name of Dr. Herff on them. I
am sure they are the ones. The prescription
was filled at Kalteyer's. My husband canted
it to the drue store. My husband was here
when I gave it the medicine, but he did not
see how much 1 gave.
Ricarda Warren ie Garcia.
Witness: L. UtsOLlN.
Sworn to and subscribed before me by Ul
caraa warren ue uarcia, this 24m uay
November, A. u,, 1353.
l. s.l Reagan Houston,
Notary Public. liexar county. Texas,
I certify that the above and lorecoine Is
true and correct copy of an affidavit made
beiore me this 24th day 01 November, A. u.,
1883, the original now being in my pos
fu s.l Reaoan Houston,
Notary Public IJexar county, Texas,
nir.i fmm tl, ll.l.twln thcatrp. Dan Fran
cisco, whrro they have Just flntshed the moat
rrraarkablo engagement ever known In tbo
annals of mlnsirelsr, playing seven consoeu-
Use weeks to standing room oniy. s n organ
ization com pow-s tho kest end most talented
body of comedians, singers, dancers and musi
cians ever under ono management. Among
this number wo tako pleasure. In announcing
tho greatest coiorea minsirei living.
The famous mvstlc drill and clog tournament.
which Is admllteu of ine enure press 01 mn
country to bo without n parallel oni the stage
Tho Muck Dudo's BalJ.
Sato of seats commences on Monday, Novem
ber SO, 0 a. m., at ltlsche's, opposite postofflco.
Tlios, Goran & Broilers
and the favorite and popular Emerson ptanoi
and sell the same, as well as all other goods
Iteturnof the Hlihop.
Father Johnson, at the services in St. Mary'
church, announced to his congregation that
Iliihop Ncraz had left Rome and was now
the ocean journeying to New York. He had
visited his aged mother In France, and was
very anxious to return to his flock. As the
iiishop Is expected here in a week's time, or
sooner, Father Johnson urged his hearers to
make arrangements for a proper reception of
the prelate on his arrival at the depot here.
This reverend gentleman will be gladly wel
comed back to the scene of his early and
lengthy missionary labors, not only by the
faithful of his own charge but by all classes,
Irrespective of creed. Ills trip to Rome was
made in obedience to a mandate of the Pope.
Jack Wood and two companions were taken
up on their arrival In town on Saturday on a
charge of vagrancy. The cases were continued
as it appears, and will very probably turn out
they are railroad hands and no vsgrants. It
Injures a man to be jailed for what he Is not.
ltnesses. have not Yet arrived, as previously
reported. Ford says he will not be a witness
against frame james in ine trial lor ine uiue
Cut train robbery, and does not believe Frank
can be convicted.
St. Louis, November 24. Clara Morris
closed a remarkable week to-night to over
crowded houses. Her engagement has been
one continuous ovition and most successful at
the regular price played here for several years,
the receipts aggregating $10,000. Almost an
the seats were sold in advance and people
have been turned away nearly every nignt.
She gave two nerformances to-day. some
thing she has not done for several years. She
goes from here to New Orleans.
New York, November 24. To-night
policeman raided an opium joint at 97 Crosby
Street, and arrested Jim Doo, the Chinese
proprietor and twenty-six Inmates four of
whom were women who were either smoking
or wailinrf their turn to secure a pine of the
drug. The men were evidently merchants of
some stanaing, out an gave laise names. 111c
women are Alice Welkins, variety actress;
Ethel Carson, dressmaker: Lizzie iJixon,
actress, and Ilslle Ellis, of Greenville, N. J.,
who, with her brother William, came to the
city to have a smoke. The prisoners were all
Chicago, November 24. After the smoke
has cleared partially away all the gossip and
conjectures regarding the last two days' trans
actions in speculative provisions boiled down
is that "Old Hutch" has punished Armour,
Kent. Slnr-er and the nackine crowd badly,
Armour's Ioiieiire variously guessed, some
saying a possible million. There is no boubt
mat ine packing crowa nave tost neavuy,
Their scheme to pound the life out of pre
vittnns his been nieeiv stonoea. ine con
servative element think pork will rule on Its
merits lor some time to come, inougn some
reaction from the phenominat advances 01 the
last three days are looked lor Monday,
New Orleans, November 25. The freight
handlers, an organization numbering 110 men,
decided this afternoon that they would go on
a strike Monday, their demands having been
rejected by the managers of the various lines
of railways centering here. The trouble Is not,
fthmit uacet. The freicht handlers sav that
they are satisfied with the prices paid for
their labor, but they want a guarantee of steady
employment. In their petition to the railroad
officials they requested that the practice of
hiring strancers. who come into the city In the
winter, be discontinued and that members of
the association be given alt the work of freight
handling. This being related the strike fol
lows. It is expected that the railroads will
have some difficulty in securing sufficient
labor for a few days. As the freight handlers
belong to tne UDor assemmy, the situation
mav become further complicated by the re
fusal of the cotton handlers to handle cotton
taken from the railroad depots by other than
union ireignt nanaiers
Dreniiam, November 24, W. W. Mc-
Intyre, the youngest son of Hugh C. Mc'
Intyre, Sr., aged 28 years, died this morning
South. Thos. Coggan & Bros, sell pianos and
on such small monthly installments that every
family can afford to buy one. o-25-3m
Grepry k Co.
1- O Y JS
100 Feet Front by 140 Deep.
Nos. 409, 411, 413, and 415
of consumption. The leading colored men ol
this county held another meeting at the coutt
house this afternoon, and passed the follow
ing resolutions unanimously:
Whereas to our creat distress and mortifies
Hon it has been reported In several newspapers
in the State that the colored people of Wash
ington county had contemplated an uprising
against the whites; therefore,
Resoled. That we deem it our duty.as cood
and law abiding citlzens.representing our peo
ple, and with the interest not only of the col
ored people, but also of the whites, to declare
all such reports false and malicious.
Resolved, That we furthermore affirm that
in no county in the State exists a better and
more friendly feeling towards the whites than
here, and perfect harmony prevails. Every
colored man, at alt elections held here In late
years, has voted to suit himself, whether for
tne Democrats or uepuDiicans, white or col
ored, and we refer as corroborating proof to
citizens that they must have no fears that we
will attempt any kind ot lawlessness, runner
more, we are at all times ready to defend the
honor of Texas and to protect the lives and
property of all citizens, irrespective ol color,
political views or religious beliefs.
Resolved, That we therefore request the
press of the State to publish these resolutions.
A. N. Hunt, Chairman; J. M. Randall,
Secretary; kev. u. hi. sublett, a. is.
Roeinson, W. II. Blount, Rev. J. M.
Parker, Georoe Alexander, J. C.
Carrying a l'lstol
W. Morrison appeared before the Recorder
on a charge of carrying a pistol. Officer
Abby said he was told the man had a pistol ;
he accordingly went up and arrested him.
The pistol was In his pocket. Mr. MacAn-
derson, the prisoner s lawyer, elicited from
the witnesses, and from Morrison himself,
that the pistol had been given him by two
white men to pawn and the money he got on
It was to pay for a meal the men had taken at
his restaurant. Mr. Cohn, pawnbroker, cor
roborated this statement, testifying that Mor
rison had come to his store to pawn the pistol,
but he, Mr. Cohn, would give him nothing on
It. The prisoner was fined $35. A motion
for a new trial was then made by Mr. Anderson.
, ltaltroad Delay.
Saturday night's train from St. Louis which
should have reached here at 8 o'docV, camo.
In yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The de-
the evidence of all the good and loval citizens 1Y caused by a bridge break near String-
01 mis county, we increiore say to our wmie 1 town on tne Missouri racuic