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COMBINATION DONE UP
I am Making Competitors M
llr selling Louo Fishermaoi Ou
Dorsand (lem cliarottes, Duke of
Durham and l'urltr at E cents a
packago. Imported cigars at do
mestlo prices. Tlio largest stock.
Sim Hart, Corner Main I'laia.
Pacts for all smokers find dealers t
Thnt I nm not In tho combination.
High prlco pcheme put down to
hard pan Humes. Thnt 1 am telling
clunrs and tobacco so that every
smoker can enjoy tho best at tho
smallest prollls. That you can bur
my pood elieaper than any other
tnlmcrnnlst. rIM tlAHT, Main p mi.
Vol. III. No. 228.
San Antonio, Texas, Monday, December 24, 1883.
Ten Cents a Week
I San Antonio Light
1L1I PRESENTS IT & STERN'S
coji .MKiici: sTiti:i
Largest Display of Jewelry
watcnes, Fine JewelryiSilverware
S. STERN, Jeweler, 248 Commerce Street, San Antonio
Grand Slaughter Sale !
$15,000 WORTH OF BOOTS AND SHOES!
All of My Own Manufacture, will be Sold at
ACTUAL COST, AND NO HUMBUG!
J. EE. -AJRQTTiRT.
Proprietor Crescent City Hoot and Shoe Mnufactury, No. IT Soledad street, opposite the
court bouso, Bun Antonio. My sfck embraeiinll klmUnf Hoots and Shoes, and I', can guar
ntee quality, Btyle and price. 12-13-lm
MERRY AND MERCIFUL.
A Hint How to He lloth.To.5I
Remember the poor and unfortunate to
morrow. Deal kindly with them. To many
around u It will be "sorrow's crown of sor
rows In rendering" happier days. The con
trast witli other Christmas times will bow
many as comfortably and tenderly reared as
you, kind reader, with a sad, dark retrospect
that only brightens as the mystic pathway of
memory touches a faraway home or the now
desolate hearth of childhood. He generous
with your surplus abundance. lie manly and
gentlemanly In the offering of it. Don't give
it as a bone to one of Lazarus' dogs, because
it is something you won't miss or can't dis
pose of. Give it so that some of God's poor.
some afflicted, tired, despondent brother or
sister, with breath almost spent in a losing
race with humanity can accept it and feel his
heart cheered at the manner ol giving it, A
drink less, a few cigars less, wont mar your
merriment or break your everlasting heart if
their price is turned over to some needy
sutlerer. Your own sense mutt suggest that to
morrow's slow descending sun can go down on
many with the blessings you could dispense,
without any inconvenience or personal sacrl
lice to yoursell. A load of wood to a poor
family, a lew dollars or dainties to the sick, a
square, bountiful meal to the distressed,
garment for somebody's ragged child if given,
will send you to bed all the happier, for you
have made some oilier one happy. Try it
It won't cost much. It will do you good,
to be Found in the State.
The poor are always with us, and will remain
with us. They have come to stay. Very
well. Call it destiny, fate, punishment or
their own fault, that is none of your business.
But it is your business and your duty to aid
them when a little help can go so far.
Don't wrap yourself up like old Scrooge
and talk about "charity beginning at home"
and all such selflsh nonsense. Charity, it is
true, is a domestic virtue. II is so domestic
indeed that it seldom stirs abroad. Then
give Chattily an airing to-morrow. Trot
her out with her old fashioned apron, gift
laden, her bountiful basket heavy with bles
sings, her very pockets chuck full of substan
tial relief. Yes, trot her out. It will do the
old lady good. It will do you good, too. And
then to-morrow, whether at feast or church,
we can all echo that toast of Tiny Tim, "A
Merry Christmas I God bless us, every one l'i
"The wish bone," says the Ft. Worth
Gazette, "has taken the place of the horse
shoe in decorative art." We should notbe sur
prised to soon see the "pope's nose" of a fat
hen adopted by the too utterly utter, and
strung in goodly rows on tapestry and wall.
This would be aesthetic, you know.
Yesterday afternoon a butcher wagon be
longing to Henry Michel made a dead break
to meet the Incoming new year by following a
hearse for Hie butcher pen. It was smashed
to smithereens. Dr. Kingsley's buggy also
made some good time down South Alamo
street, but wis stopped after a short run at the
corner of l'resa street. No damage done,
GOT IT BAD.
A llaltrop Herman Wants the l ight to
Help II In. tun Wife.
Nearly two months ago the Lloiir pub
liiheil an article concerning the forlorn condi.
tion of a young Swede girl and her little child
who had been abandoned by her lover in
Sweden and who refused ta marry her after
the friendless girl had followed him to Man
kato, Minn, The girl disappeared from here
a few days after, having gone to Galveston in
quest of her relatives. This article has at
tracted the attention of some weary batehclor
up In Ilittrop, Red Hock county, for a Ger
man, signing himself Oscar Max Rletztchel,
writes this paper a note enclosing a letter for
the girl if she can be found, llr tells her in
German lhat he has heard of her troubles
that he sympathises with her in a strange land
that he is poor yet, but Is growing up with
the country. His life is uncheered by any
ompanlon, and if she will only pay her ea-p.-mei
to Flatonia he will meet her there and
lake her in a wagon across the prairie to his
home and make her happy. He most mag
nanimously Inform her that her ready nude,
prematrimonlal incumbrance, "dot leedle
paby" will cut no figure In marring those ar
rangements, that though she "had a child for
her cradle ere she had a husband for her bed"
he is satisfied it is not through any fault of
hers and he will lit hence a father to the
child.. Heir Rletiichel is most diplomatically
reticent as to whether he will marry the girl or
adopt the perunceremonious, matter-of-fact
Pennsylvania method called "bundel," when
his unknown inamorata first ducks herself and
her baby under the wild vines that festoon
the squatter's door. As the case stands Herr
Rletiichel ("care of John Claus") has got it
bad and perhaps his failure in this Instance
nay cause same of the gills here to compas
sionately open a correspondence with him
with a view to be future Mrs. R., and whole
despot of his heart with a half interest in his
A BAD ACCIDENT.
1 Hadly Hurting Itself Is Shot by
tlio Police toSaie It Pain.
Yesterday afternoon a fine bay hone be
longing to Albert Maverick and ridden by his
little nephew, tripped and fell on the street
car line going up Avenue C, and in falling
broke its leg. The boy escaped injury by a
miracle white the unfortunate animal rolling
on the ground in its pain gave vent to that pe
culiar and heart-piercing scream which horns
alone can give. The noise brought two po
lice officers, Harris and Morse, on the scene.
After surveying the situation for some time,
and finding the horse so badly hurt and suffer
ing such intense agony, they arrived at the
conclusion it would be better to put an end to
its sufferings, and accordingly drawing their
pistols, with well directed aim, they lodged
tvo bullets in the animal's brain, causing in
stantaneous death. In the meantime aid
came from the police office In the person of
Officer lluckley, and directions being given
the remains were taken away.
emstlleaned In the Hotel Corridor mid
From Various Other Sources.
Col. 11. Oppenheimcr returned from New
York last night via the Missouri Pacific.
Mr. J. G. Fry and bride have arrived in
the clly, and are the guests of Major Fry.
Mr. A. M, Christofferson, accompanied by
his wife, arrived at Mrs. Sappington's yester
day, from Brazil, South America. They In-
t:nd making San Antonio their home.
Mr. Townsend, member of the Legislature
for the Columbus district, is stopping at Mrs.
Sappington's with his bride. Mr. Townsend
will be known as one of the gentlemen in
strumental in the buying of the Alamo estate.
A Church Ilobbed.
A private residence that is robbed is bad
enough, but private residences are closed, or
can be closed, and should be closed when
thieves are about. Our churches, no ; their
very sacredness should protect them. Open
th;y stand, for those who wish to pass some
quiet moments within their quiet portals, per
chance to pray. Open they are for the
stranger and visitor, and open they have
remained day and night. On Saturday
evening some person, with sacrellglous hand,
entered St. Mark'a Episcopal cathedral and
stole the chalices and communion plates. Evi
dently they meant to rob the whole service, as
the flagons, plates and silver candlesticks
were found strewn about the floor. No clue
to the robbers has been found yet.
The bounding Alderman Story is circulating
a petition in order to capture signers for tl e
purpose of iuducing an esteemed gentleman
to compete against Alderman Belknap for re
election. Is Story In this personal fight and
opposition to street cars and the city's pro
gress sure that the gentleman whose name is
suggested will harmoniously play second
fiddle to his inspiring tom-tom ? Story be
longs to a past period. His ideas are moss
covered and entirely too venerable. He is very
much like the ass in the fable carrying relics.
His views might look pretty In a museum, in
some old cathedral crypt, a country grave
yard, or a stone quarry, but they are not
abreast with the development ol this city
Colonel Belknap will bury mossbackism in
his ward by an overwhelming majority.
It might be the proper thing to suggest
that as the time for "swearing off" will be
here In a few weeks, It would be best not to
lay in so large a supply of wet groceries U'
morrow as to require the whole of neat year to
rid one s self of the cargo.
Stonewall Jackson Triplet!, formerly of the
Light, but now connected with Swindell's
printing establishment in Austin, Is to be
matrled this evening. Mr. Triple!! Is well
known lo this city and his many friends will
rejoice In the prospective happiness that now
Yesterday alternoon Mr. and Mrs. Yancey,
with their little hi by, were out buggy riding.
White standing opposite Hngo& Schmeliter's
a carriage passing at a quick trot frightened
the horse, which ran away. No harm was
done, however, eicept that Mrs. Yancey
received a severe fright.
To He .Married.
To graft on their own family Christmas tree
as they list the County Clerk has Issued li
censes to the following: W M. Zlegler to
Miss Jennte Fletcher, and Guillermo Casas to
Miss Juliina Alsmedra. The last named is
thedaugh'er nl the well known Don Jure
Alamedra, the well known veteran here In the
war for Tens independence?
llunifaclfi Sierra, I'aul Haenet, John Ford,
Ike llrewer, I). W. McMillan, 1'at Smith,
Antonio Santina, I'. II. Schneider, G, R.
Whiteside, A. Rodriguez, Mike Hlncs, John
Supple, J. Sweeney, Catarlna Avalos, J.
Daily, drunk, $5 each; Annie Ilaodell, Annie
Walker, Mamie Frank, vagrancy, $5 each.
At the Catholic Churches.
Midnight mass at the Cathedral, llishop
Nersz officiating. Alio at German Catholic
church. At St. Mary's the first mass will be
celebrated at 5 o'clock. The music, a pro
gramme of which was published in the Light
a few days ago, will be of a high order, under
the direction of Professor Katzenberger. lie
sides the choice selection of vocal music to be
rendered by the best talent In the city, a full
orchestra will lend its aid.
"The Glad, Glad Time."
Dear merry Christmas, when hand clasps
hand in loving friendship, and eye meets eye
with pure and affectionate glance, and many a
family circle is made complete by the arrival
of some loved one after a long absence.
Many are the familiar faces to be seen upon
the streets of the old Alamo City, and among
them, to Cincinnati'a loss and San Antonio's
gain, we behold the charming countenance of
Miss Fannie Newton, daughter of Mr. F.
McC. Newton. Miss Fannie has just returned
from Cincinnati, where she has been for the
past year studying music at the Conservatory,
carrying off the highest honors for proficiency,
both in vocal and instrumental music, and
bringing with her the kindest wishes and
legitimately-gained praises of her Cincinnati
Complaint is made of an iron-jawed little
donkey an inverted sigh, so to speak who
Is Bsggage Agent for the Transfer company
here. On the train from Fort Worth, arriving
here on Saturday night, he was soliciting the
transportation of baggage from passengers
coming to this city. He was particularly
adhesive in holding on to a German, who got
on the train at Cqrbyn, who declined his ser
vices. Not to be defeated, however, in his
greedy chase for a half dollar, he told the
German that he must ride up town and not
think of remaining at any of the hotels near
the depot, fer the small-pox was raging in that
end of the city. A well-known gentleman,
residing here, overheard the young scamp's
statement and immediately corrected it, greatly
to the relief of the traveler, who became
nervous about coming to San Antonio.
In his Ninth Annual Report, Bishop El
liott, of the Episcopal church, gives the value
of property, consisting of church rectories and
schools, at $99,715. The contributions last
year footed up $14,155.71. He grieves to say
that, notwithstanding all his efforts to reach
the people, there remains a field two hundred
miles long by one hundred wide, for which
there Is not the slightest spiritual provision.
Why do our young San Antonio church
ushers invariably furrow their soapy locks in
the middle! We never saw the picture of a
saint but he was represented as bald-headed,
with a round lioopy halo or aureole encircling
it to keep in place the few fringy hairs remain
tig on temple and occiput. But then they
couldn't take a fellow's girl away from him at
the church entrance and smile her slowly up to
All along the line of the International be
tween here and Fort Worth, and also beyond,
reports come in of the magnificent wheat
crops in store for the farmers. It is of most
luxurient growth, and to keep it down the
farmers are obliged to turn their stock into it.
Where formerly there was scarcely a head of
stock to be seen, the wheat fields are now
pasturing them by the thousands. The con',
sequence is that the stock are rolling fat and
A Light serf endeavored yesterday to re
port Dr. Dabney'a sermon at the First Presby
terian church. Urged by one of the ushers be
went forward to a seat, which he had no sooner
taken than the family who owned it took pos
session. He was transplanted to another seat
and was just getting comfortably sodded down
in its cushions when the same thing was re
peated. Becoming now satisfied that he would
never grow up into a saintly cedar of Lebanon
Under this treatment, h"! left. lie is very sorry,
for he had intended to help Dr. Dabney out
with his sermon; show him how to skip the
hard places, as it were. The Dr. and his con
gregation have missed a fine discourse.
ANTI-MORMON MEETING AT SALT LAKE
-SHOW IN ILLINOIS.
More About Frank Ja
Lisbon, December 22. A strong shock of
an earthquake this morning.
NrxTCIIATiL, Switzerland, December 22.
Elizabeth Clark, Captain of the Salvation
Army, has been requested by the authorities
to leave the city.
Niw York, December 21. Madison
Square garden has been secured for a six-
days gn-as-you-pleaie race between Rowcll,
riugeraiu auu oincrs uunng ine last week in
Pauucaii, Ky, December 22. Yesterdsy,
at Viola station, Ky., Joseph Farmer was shot
and instantly killed by Joseph Madden, The
trouble arose from a dlipule as to which was
the best card player. Madden escaped.
London, December . France, it is re
ported, l not disposed to negotiate further
with China before the occupation of Bacnlnh.
It is said Sir Charles Dilke is about to visit
the continent to moot the question of the
mediation of the powers between France and
Chicago, December 22. The Inter-Ocean
specisli from llloomlngton, Peoria, Matoon
and other points in Central Illinois report one
of the heaviest snow storms known In many
years, and consequently there Is a delay of all
railway trains, and a partial interruption of
the telegraphic service.
San Francisco, December 22. The
Chronicle will publish to-morrow the full text
of the Huntlngton-Colton correspondence, as
submitted in the evidence in the Colton case,
now being tried at Santa Rota. The letters
implicate many prominent United States Sen
ators and Congressmen, and give a history of
the efforts made against the Texas-Pacificsub-sidy
Salt Laki, December 22. A large meet
ing of Gentiles (Democrats and Republicans)
was held to-night for the purpose of indorsing
President Arthur's recommendation of a
Legislative Council for Utah; also for the
purpose of endorsing Governor Murray In the
stand he has taken for laws and for good
f;overnment. The meeting was addressed by
eading men. Strong resolutions were
pasted, and the country appealed to to sustain
the President and Governor.
Glascow, December 22, The steamship
.Bolivia, Captain Donaleson, from Glascow for
New York, is ashore at Weymyss, on the
Clyde. The vessel is full of water. The pas
sengers tooK to ine uoats wnicn remained
alongside the ship several hours, In bad
weather. The cargo is badly damaged. The
Bolivia sailed from Greenock yesterday even
ing and struck on Skllmorlte bank, damaging
her bottom. She was then run ashore at
Skllmorlte castle. Her forehold is full of
water. The passengers were finally landed
saieiy on ine ueacn.
Cleveland, December 22. lames Mc
Henry and parly left this afternoon for New
York by the Lake Shore In a special train,
composed of the sumptuous private cars of
General Devereaux, President, and E. II.
1 nomas, oenerai Manager ol the Uee line,
and of Jay Gould. They reach New York to
morrow morning, and will remain a few days,
then co to Fortress Monroe, returning here
the latter part of January to attend the trial of
cases in tne u mien states court. Mr. Mc
Henry remains in America until May. The
party consists of himself, Viscount and Lady
liury, Hon. HildaKeppel and Hon. Theodore
Keppel, their daughters, Messrs. Fowler and
Edsale, of Counsel, J. A. Rellly, Private
Agent, ana sunury servants.
MlNNEAI'OUS, December 2 J. A Billings
special to the Journsl says : Jack Meyer has
rediscovered the bed of the lost Cabin mine
in Montana, which is immensely rich. It Is
located near the head waters of the Die Horn
river. This mine, which three old timers dis
covered in early territorial times, two of
whom were murdered by Indians, and the
survivor becoming insane, could never trace
the trail. Since then the diicovenr had passed
into territorial tradition. The lode, he re
ported, Is cut by the river at a point where
surface indications show a width of 120 feet
and a height of Co feet. Meyer claims to
have trailed the lode 2C miles, and in nlaces
found it 600 feet wide. It Is free milling
quartz. Meyer, his father and uncle, from
Minnesota, nave gone to the claim to ile
Baltimore, Md., December 22 The Sun's
Rome special says the Pope has created Arch
bishop Gibbons, delegate apostolic, to preside
at the Catholic council at Baltimore in No
vember. 18&1. Archbilhon Gibbons will vir
'ually hold the rank of Papal Legate. The
Sun notes a letter from the Archbilhon to
Vicar-General McColcan. The Archbishop
expresses the opinion that the business of
American prelates witn rope L.eo win be en
tirely finislied by Christmas. The Bishops
noia sessions alternately in ine American col
lege ana ine college 01 ine propaganda.
The matters discussed wilh the pontifical rep
resentations reiatea entirely to ecclesiastical
discipline. The Irish question in America
had not been, nor would it be, mentioned in
the conference. The Archbishop ssys the
Holy Father will not send any admonition to
the twatnolics ot America on the Irish question
Kansas City, Mo., December 22. Judge
Kreekel, of the United States court, will ren
der a decision January 2 upon a motion to de
liver Frank James to his bondsmen upon the
cround that Tames is now in the hands of the
State, and the Federal authorities cannot take
him until the disposal of the State case.
Meanwhile James is released on a $3000 bond
and will nrobablv oass the holidays at Kear
ney, Mo. The Times Jefferson City special
reports lhat Governor Crittenden has requested
Senator Vest to confer at once with the
authorities at Washington and secure a sus
pension cf the Federal capias until James
answers the pending Indictments in Missouri.
The Governor states these prosecutions are
bona fide, and will be continued with vigor
until an end is reached. He holds that the
effect of the writ in question would be to deny
the right of ball to citizens of the State, by act
of the Federal government, to whom the right
is guaranteed by ine constitution.
BURNER OPERA HALL.
8lx Miihtf, Couimenciut; Tuesday,
TraTP)tiin. Thltil Annual tour of Rata A ala
mo irtvnrne acior, ana a sironir com puny or,
actors, tinder tho muruirernont of Mr, John J,
Coliltw, prcscnUnR the following carefully -Ire
ted rcprrto.ro t "A .Merry Christmas."
-mcnuar eveninr rimnripeare s popular
rumour, in aacia- iiamli;
Aar. DAMON J
Friday evening, grand dntiblo bill, John
oward I'aynea ft act play IlKUTUS; or. The
til nf Tfarnliln. Mini Hh.kMnMrn'i 9 mmt
net tragedy -HICHAM) III; or.TbeUittle of
tJpeclnl Sunday cenlnjr performance, pre
renting Hulwer's popular ft act playHlCIIH.
i or ino onuoirncy.
Two Nights and Clirlstli
Uranil CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL.
Vun uiflkt'iiol tho nation.
Presented prccloly a originally produced In
New York and Ilrooklyn fur ovcrUWoonnocu
tlvo times and In all tho larKOCltleattiroutftmut
tho United State tottandlnir room only, Full
bruM band and orchestra.
Popular prices, beats now on laleatmira
Hart a cittar tore, tma
Have opened a branch ol their Galveston
house at 2 o Commerce street, San Antonio,
and have the largest stock of pianos, organs,
sheet music, strings and musical Instruments
of any house in the city. They are State
agents for the world renowned Steinway
3P I .A. IN" O S !
and the favorite and popular Emerson pianos
and sell the same, as well as all other goods
la their line, as cheap as any house North or
South. Thos. Coggan & Bros, sell pianos and
on such small monthly installments that every
family can afford to buy one. 9-25-Jm
Gregory & Go's China Hall.
We l!av Arranged, Our
5 c. TABLES. 10c. TABLES,
25c. TABLES. 50c. TABLES,
S1.00 TABLES, & nx dolls,
TOTS AM OTIIItlt
8o tbat the poorest as well as the richest can
fill their stockings. Krerf buyer of $2 worth
of Koods sets a ticket ror a chance In the dolls
and decorated dinner sot exhibited In our
windows. 100 feet front by 110 feet deep.
Nos. 409, 411, 413, and 415
FINEST DISPLAY in tie STAE
COME AND SEE US.
GREGORY & CO.
Takeu up. In tho City Pound, on corner o(
Kastand west Houston atroetR, on tbolDlu
day of December, 1883 : One brlndlo cow. no
brand, ear mark crop and undor btt lix therluht
and crop In tbo left; one grey mare, branded
AD. connected, on shoulder; one bay none,
branded A VP, connected, on left hip; one
black colt, no brand; which will. If not re
deemed before sale, be sold at publlo auc
tion to the hlifhest bidder, for cash at said
pound, at the hour of 11 o'clock, a. m.. on tht
7t h day of Decern bo r. IStSl.
N. II. UldA less than the amount fixed
by ordinance will not be received lor any
animal put up at auctloc.
Ifor Uoltday Vresents,
Music boxes, books, rautlo albums and all
kinds of mufilo supplies, go to Uoggan & Uro.'s,
dCOGommcrco Btruvt. 11-KMf