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San Antonio Light.
FLASHES OF WIT.
Lowell Citizen: A grate man, a
Lowell Courier: The golden
mien, tho nlr of silence.
Washington Critic: Weather
profits, the coal dealers.
Now Haven News: A tacit lie,
tho Now Haven gas meter.
Whitehall Times: An after din
nor speech, "Chock, wol'erl"
Texas Sittings: Wail of tho stage
carpenter, all work and no play.
Yonkcrs Oazette: The man who
eats peas in tho shell is a try-pod.
Now Haven News: Impressions
of America, footprints in tho
Boston Post: Tho sweets of
married II fo should bo kept in
Boston Bulletin: The most popu
lar "tenner" is tho ten-dollar gold
Hartford Times: Prosit too mar
tyrs, tho youths who buy tight
Philadelphia Call: Tho gas mo
tor is a fraud, but there is nothing
low about it.
Pretzel's Weekly: Old memories
aro like old sores, stir them up
and they hurt.
Now Haven News: Kgotlsm is a
man without a collar carrying a
gold headed cane.
Washington Critic: Tho farther
a man gets away from a dollar the
bigger it looks.
Burlington Free Press: A touch
of rheumatism makes us all achin'
Columbus Dispatch: Tho latest
wrinkle, the niugwamp scowl over
tho Benton affair.
Pack: This world is but a fleet
ing show, and to most of us the
best seats are already taken.
Oil City Blizzard: The Bulgarian
throno scorns to bo still Btrewn
with carpet tacks.
Merchant Traveler: Tho rooster
arranges his notes in the order of
tho crow-matio scale.
St. Paul norald: The way of the
transgressor is hard, because many
feet have trodden it.
New York Horning Journal:
Men who love quiet Bhould teach
their wives to play chess.
Philadelphia Call: It costs
money to advertise, but it costs
inoro money not to auvertise.
Now York Journal: Kissing
telephones aro the latest. It is
tho old man who cries "Hello!"
Texas 8iftincs: He I could
livo on pig's feet all tho time.
Bho Aro you suro you don't!
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Tho
people win lovo Juugo urosiiam
lor ono enemy that he made.
Now Orleans Picayune: When
Sam Randall is president ieycles
will danglo from tho rim of tho
New York Journal: Every fel
low likes to cutter dash if ho has
to sleigh a llvory-stablo man.
New-Orleans Picayune: A liter
ary person is one who can write
a snort story tor a magazine.
Columbus Dispatch: A man on
tho gallows would naturally be
expected to tell tueneck-ed truth
Rochester Post-Express: Anew
kind of stovo is called "Tho In
fant." It ought to be pointed
Boston Herald: The assembling
or congress ueing over, mo ills
sembling of congress will now be
Norrlstown Herald: This is tho
time when you can toll a man's
character by tho condition of his
Philadelphia North American:
When a man gets to bo a leader
of workingmeu ho is ablo to quit
Rochester Post-Express: M,
Goblet Iihs agreed to form a inlu
lstry for Franco. It will bo easily
The favorlto expression of the
business manager of a nowspaper
Lowell Citizen: Juok Frost is
tho only original freeze oil nartv,
His zeroio methods aro not much
The fashionable overcoats and
their wearers remind one of the
seashores, capes and heavy swells,
SHELL, AND QRAVEL ROOBTNO AND
ITS PATENT APPLICATION TO OUR
STORE HOU8E3 AND HOMES.
Tbou. Kerr, the Owner of the Works Dis
courses at Length In the superi
ority of His Hooding and Shows
A few evenlncs slnoe waen the seven
stars were In the zenith of the sky, tlery
ur on not far awav anu rieianes smiling
serenely upon mother earth, I.ioiit
representative was invited to a nuggy
ride by Mr. Thos. Kerr, the eRl lent
proprietor ol the shell and gravel
rooting works In this city.
in conversation air. tverr sain: 11 is
only a few years ago when 1
came to Han Antonio ai the special
requestor the International and Ureat
Northern railway company, to apply
our rooting to all their buildings here
and It was their lint train that came to
Han Anionic Klghl here It Is In
place to s:ate, referring to the
work done at that time, that the
roofs of all the ware-house, depot
Duuuings ana an ouiiuings oeionging
to said company are now In as good
condition as they were when first con
structed. Facts are Kcnerally established br
good evidence or solid experience," said
Mr. Kerr, and the work that I nave done
proves the claim.
tirat-c asa waterproof root is
one of the eisentlal and most lndlspens-
aoie pans toa periect ouuuing as uiucn
so as a good foundation upon which It
Is built. The LiatiT takes the unatlnted
pleasure of recording a few facts gleaned
from the Inspection uf bonks and gener
al Information given by Mr. Kerr, who
Is devoting his entire attention t the
rooting, paving anu sewer Dusiness.
I ne contract entereu into anil success
fully ooninleted bv the llrra with the In
ternational railway nnturully attracted
a great deal of attention, and the II mi
as It then existed were soon pressed from
all sides by builders and contractor,!
for their services, and though, as
tuey tnougnt, out temporarily here,
found themselves compelled to open a
branch of their business in Man Antunlo.
A short resume or summing ud of
pome of the most prominent conflicts
entered Into and successfully completed
uy me nrtn are many ot ine nnest Dunn
ing in this city: Slav rick hotel, Ter
rell block, and a large number of other
firlnolpal buildings erected during the
ast seven years, are covered with this
roollng. At Galveston It Is con
sidered the safest of all house cov
erings ever used, besides being the
cueapest anu most aurani. uait,
Hutoblna A Co., L. A II. Dlum, Marks
A Kempner, and many others, use
and endorse this rooting. The Mor
gan steamship company hold It In such
utgn repute tnai lor la years they have
made use of this class ot rooting only.
ine cotton compress atone contains
more than la.OUO squares. Oil mills,
manufactories, and a majority nf the
finest buildings have tested Its eood
qualities since Its Brat Introduction, and
the firm is proud to be able to refer to
parties wno nave tesieu tuts rooting tor
ine nasi twenty years.
t la regarueu uy unuerwruers anu
lire departments, as tne roiiowingcertlli-
oales will show, as safe as any. If not
more so. too meiuous ot applica
tion are simple. A two-Dlv felt Is
rolled over the sheeting and this Is
monned with a heavy coallnir of the
hot composition; this is followed by an-
otnercovertng or ten unci inn oomno't
lion Is again poured over It hot, Its up
per anu nnai surface oeing gravel or
Coming to home allalrs, and as
final proof of lis suoerlor
qualities, nr. iverr was employed
wuo nis iorr.es to cover ine ne
opera-house. Only a few days
ago ne iook
roof of only three weeks standing
and owing to Its faulty qualities was re
placed by Mr. Kerr with his roollng. At
Taylor. Tex., aeveral bulldlnss.lnoliislve
of the Taylor hotel, more than one hun
dred squares of this roollng have bm ap-
fiueu. un an tue Aransaa railway uunu
ngs are used this same roollng, as well
as the Missouri Pad Do and Gulf. Colo.
rado and Santa Fe railroads; also the In
ternational anu sunset.
Mr. Bvrnes. the former Dartner of Mr.
Kerr, though not any more dlreotly con
nected with the San Antonio establish
ment. Is largely Interested and doing
business on his own aooount at
Ualveston. In laying that the)
finest and best but dinars throuah.
out the United Slates are covered
with this roollng. Is not stating too
much, and only reoently Mr. Kerr was
calltd to Austin to re-roof a block of
buildings belonging to Mr. J. W. Han
nig. of this oily.
Mr. Thoinaa Goodman, president of
toe UDinagn uoaru of ui.aerwrners. uu
der date of October liutl last, writes that
"In this cliy (Cbluign) I think the pro
portion 01 nuiiiiings wuicn nave compt
alllon roofs Is live out of every six "
ItOdTONTAKirr ASSOCIATION, I
lloston, October 17, ltM-3. I
Messrs. Uyrnes & Kerr.
(Jentlemen In reply to your favor of sou
tbla city make any distinction In tho matter of
roofing-, and charge aa mnoa for tin roofs as
lor composition, Yourstrul,.
Osborne Howes, Jr.,
Feoretarv Boston Tariff Association.
No. 70 Kliby strcou
St. Louts, Octobor a, I8S). I
Messrs. nyrnes & Kerr, San Antonio.
Oentleven You havo asked mo to answer
too louowing question
id travel roofs i
lowed in tho tiro limits? I
a 1 f ao, what peroeiitairo of said roofs
parol with tin anil other tiro proof
II How It rales with tin anil other rooQnir a1
to duraollltv anil safety fmm Hmi wit.
proper caro It la very durable, and 1 consider
Dared with tin and
don't think It does. Bespootfnlly,
Chief Fire Department.
a in t
CHAP. KVANB. uapiaiu Bairaao iKjrpa.
knot, -r a. mat.
Messrs. nrrnea St Kerr, San A
awl and aafn aa anv that
an li I
11CAK ihWo have
i law afatmt tar and
raveled roofs In nil
Llur oiito.iii n
of, and airreat
It mliht tiara bo stated after anoh an array
of witnoaoa to tha superiority or th j Flotohur
moti'iR. thai the material uaed by Me.sra.
liar, of New Orloana. tho or-irlnsf pat li
re! It oiprussly Inlouilod for southern
ri.KTCIIER COMPIHITION ANII ORAVBL
SanAktcikid November 7, Hl.
ira. Uyrnos & Kerr, 4an Anlonlo.
an.EMEN V petition sotklnir to rorbld
rent thocompoallloii ami irruvel riHilliiir,
ated nnoil. in Ih tire limits or tla cllv.
having leen presented to tho o'tv council and
finny rclerreu i
nrlh "llh which
nita. and that Iho
I N. II M.I
Monetary Supremacy of Franco.
Ily fvronni Caitro.l
France, In 18SI1, possesses aquinllty of
coined gold, equal to one-fourth of all
gold coin In the world. A diU'n-
gulshed French writer says In the year
1885, the gold and silver coin then Inex-
Istenco, was estimated at 37 billion, of
which 13 billion was of gold.
In 1818, the stock of coin In France
was eatlmated at 100 million gold, and
2,800 million In sliver.
What has become of that stock In
1883. We find gild 4 .NX) million, 2,500
silver, taking tho lowest estimate.
The United Stairs, Kngland,
and India, are the only countries
Mat can be oompared to France,
when tne I alio wealth la considered
Oermany coming after those countries,
tne possessor of i.tmugotu ana one on
lion silver. China has nothing but sil
ver about 400 billions If the popula
tion of France, which consists of M.U00.-
000 Inhabitants. Is considered wlib that
of the United Slates, India and China,
one can appreciate how great la the
weaun Of ine precious meiaia accumu
lated in France. Something siranic Is,
that notwithstanding III" existence tit
that raetalllo wealth, France Is the
oountv to make the greatest use o' pa'
per money, ine circulation ot oana
notes in France Is greater than that of
the 2.7UU national uankj in the united
"tales. That circulation Is well guar
anteed. I. an rear the bank ol trance hail on
hand 1100 millions In gold and 1300 mil-
9na III silver.
The stock of irold In England Is three
billions and that of Franco wo million
These two nations noasess nearly one
half of all tne goiu uoin in tne worm
What Shall I Olve Hor?
At this season ol the year It is cu
tomary to present gifts to relatives and
friends, and oft times would-be-givers
are puzzled what to select. In ordinary
cases something useful and ornamental
Is the most acceptable. For a lady, a
tianuaome toilet case, a pretty toilet sal,
a plnuaut perfumery set. an eleuant
oomb and bruh, or a quaint mirror, la
moat Hco-ptatile, and lor a gentleman, a
convenient dressing case, a mirror, a
petfuuiery set or some otner toner, art'
ule Is useful. Such gifts are appreciated
for their beauty and utility and every
time iney ate uaeu tne anectionate re
membrance of the giver la brought to
mind The City Dru Store on Com
merce street, opposite the Dullnlg block,
has a large ai.d varied stock of hand
some articles of this kind In all the
latest style at reasonable prices and the
reader should not fall to oall and ex
It may bo added that the proprietors,
Messrs. Itagland A Co., have a large
slock of iho finest and purest fresh drugs
In the mark, t, which are u-ed in tilling
prescriptions for which this firm la
noted, and retailed In quantities to suit
the purchaser, anil everything that oan
usually be got In a ft rat-class drug store
may be obtained !hr.
Detroit Freo Press.
He climbed two pairs or stairs at
eleven o'clock yesterday forenoon and
entered an office to tlnd a young woman
at the desk.
'What is It, sit?" she asked, as he hes
itated. "I'hls Is Mr. Doe's odl'je. of course?"
bequerled, as he looked around.
"And he Is not here?"
"In other words, b has made a new
deal, and you are to be In charge?"
"Humph! So that's the kind of a man
"Anything wrong, sir." she asked.
"Itaihert I've been In the habit of
dropping up here about every fnrem on
In the year at this hoar to borrow a
cnew or tooacco, ana tnis arrangement
bas been made without consulting me in
ne sngniest. nu'apni ii mat s tne Kinu
or a man he Is, I'm glad to hava found
blm out, even at Ihla late day."
All shadea or brown are fashionable,
and brome brown la held In high favor
ivr evening-ureas oomoiQatlODS.
ALAMO CITY DUSINESS COLLEQB.
What It lias Dona In the Past, and what It
Will Do In the Future.
The building that graces the bead of
this article Is tho Dullnlg lllock, the
largest and tiandtouiatt commercial
building In the city. In tho upper story
of tiat block Is located the Alamo City
lliislness College, an Incorporate Insti
tution aiming to give the rising genera
tion a business education Ihat shall fit
them to play a practlonl part on t tie
world's stage. This college has hail re
markable success during the time It lias
been established, and I he practical proll-
lenry nf students of both sexes
isve readily seoured Ihem en
gagements which they rould not
Itierwtae nave otitatneii. it
sa accommodation for from J.V) to 300
indents. The clars rooma. an Illustra
tion of which appears In another part of
mis paper, are wen iignteu, vcninaieii,
furnished with solid walnut fitrnltitrn
and lilting, modern and elt llntshed,
and has no superior in the south. For
exempilllcatloii of commercial business
there is a model banking house, a real
estalv nfllce and a mercantile establish
ment, wholesale and retail, etc., and the
stiidetils not only go through thu routine
ofcoinfuerciHl Hie, but as they do so,
I tit- utij. t-t and advantages nf what Is
iliine la thoroughly explained to them
Thus It Is that a student having taken
his or her oourse at the college Is practi
cally lined for business and knowa how
to conduct It on the most approved nlan.
Telegraphy, Stenography and Type
writing are alsotaught here. The facul
ty of the college Is strong. It consists of
W. C. IIuckman, Principal.
Lecturer on Commercial Law, Science!
of Accounts, Dullness Arilhmetlo
and Business Customs.
It. W, IIuckman, 1'raollcal Accountant.
Professor of Double and Single Entry
Book-keeping. Practical Arith
T. T. DowNitr, Practical Accountant.
Professor of Double and Single Entry
llook-keeplng. Practical Arith
O. W. TttupLK, Pen Artist.
Professor of Ornamental and Praotlcal
Penmanship, llonk keeplng, Prao
tlcal Arithmetic, Etc.
W. Q. Oasi-iiK, Practical Opr. and Sten
ographer. Experienced Tetotier In Telegraphy,
Short-hand and Type-writing.
Okoiiok II. Sciiuiot,
Profesaor ofUerman and Spanish.
Jl'pqk I.. N- Walthall,
Distinguished Member of the San An
tonio liar, Lecturer on Commer
All of them nuallfled teachers In the
depart ments they undertake. The past
shows that the college is a great sucuess
and parents who Intend their sons or
daughters ! embark In a busin
cannot do better than send them to the
college and thua endow them with a
good, practical business education that.
property applied, win ensure inem
The Dullnlg block, the largest nnd
handsomest ouuuing in tne city,
erected after the dealirnsof the eml
architect. Mr. James Murphy, of San
Antonio. Mr. Murphy bas built many of
tne principal private ana pudho duiiu
Ings that are appreciated, but this block
la a prouu monument or nis architects
ral skill and Mr. Dullnlg's enterprise.
Some Interesting Pointers that can be
Studied by all to their Oreat
Some time ago Mr. J. D. Devlne
opened bis drugstore on Soledad street,
and by a practical knowledge of tbe
buslnes, a first-class stock of drugs and
druggists sundries, a careful attention
to details, and the assistance of compe
tent assistants, he soon succeeded In
building up one of tbe principal retail
businesses In the city. When the hand
some Smith block, at the corner of Main
plaza and Soledad street, wa near com
pletion. Mr. Devlne was sharp enough
to see that It was one of the most cen
tral and convenient locations In tho city
and at a very heavy rental be secured
the best store. In tbe blook, and this has
been titled up In an elegant manner,
having regard only to elegance, comfort
T1IK DKUG DETAKTMKNT
is the largest and best In the city. All
things are of tbe best quality and make,
pure, standard and fresh. Including
those of 'qiilbi's, the great American
chemist, and Mercks and Scherlng, the
celebrated Uerman ohetnlsta. These
drugs are retailed In quantities, and are
used in the pre'crlptl. n department tn
tilling preacrlpllons, for which this
house h.s attained deserved commenda
tion of the highest character. This Is
imuorlant when It Is considered that
life often depends on tbe ellluaoy of the
drugs. It should b added that Mr.
Devtne personally superintends this de
partment, and has the assistance or aev
eral tirst-olau duly qualified pharma
cists. It Is open day and night and
therefore prescriptions can be accurately
filled at all hours.
in the rxRVUMxar DbTaktmint
will be round tbe choicest enraoti that
are distilled, Including those of Atkin
son. Lubln, I.vitler, Hieger, Wright,
llslley, and Oelle Freres, and In all the
popular odors. Toilet soaps ol all kinds
are here In great variety, and all popu
lar toilet requisites oan be obtained.
Ladles will do well to examine this de
partment when In need of any articles
or the kind.
Here also will bo found some of the
most elegant articles ever brought to
this city suitable for Christmas
and New Year gifts, Including hand
some drrsslng cases, beautiful toilet
cases, work holes, odor esses, hand
satchels, cigar cases, and other useful
presents. Many of these have been
specially Imported, and cannot be du
plicated In the city. These aro really
worth examination. As a
l m L'L INNOVATION
Mr. Devlne proposes during the win
ter months to sell hot sodas, choco
late, beef lea and egg phosphates from
tils beautiful soda fountain. These will
stimulate and warm tho citizens better
than Intoxicants, and are more niitrallve
The Limit recommends Mr. Devlne
for public support because It Is assured
by experience that they will always
have eourteotts treatment, get llrst-olass
arliclesand full value for their money
ills personal character, his uniuipeaciia
bin inteirrltr. and his oonduct In tho
past fully warrants this recommend
ation. A Hockloss Old Hero.
Jim Webster "I was Jess sayln' de
udder day, you was one oh de mos reck
less men 1 ever seed."
Vou Is right. I Isn't reared ob nur-
," replied Uncle .Muse.
Jess what I said. Den ob course you
Isn't afeareil ler lend me a dollah."
No, Jeems, I Isn't aleared ter lend
you a dollsh."
jess lTliat t saiu. iianu uuer un
I Isn't afeareil ter lend ver a dollah.
hut 1 does so bate to part villi an old
fren foreber. I'se got de dollah, Jeems,
but I lacks eonlcrdence." Texas Slft-
THE DOOM ISCOMINO.
How to Handle Land Invustmont
Toxaa and In Mexico.
While the past presents a rather
gloomy retrospect for Texas, arising
mainly from a temporary shrinkage In
values occasioned by national depres
sion and partial failure or crops, and
many Investors have railed to make
money In the Lone Star state, there la no
question that the promised boom Iscora-
ing. not only for tuose woo uave unuer
to failed to mae money, but for those
who are wise enough to see matters aa
they now stand, and have courage to
make Judicious Investments. At a natu
ral result or our situation and progres
sion the "boom" Is bound to come. The
rich agricultural lands that be on all
sides of us, the mines containing min
eral wealth that only need capital and
labor to make Investors as rich aa
Croesus, must In time be developed add
ing to the greatness of tbe state and
to the rlohes or the people New manu
facturing Industries arn ralalng their
heads dally, and the "Iron horse" It
making rapid Inroads Into virgin terri
tory, making their development not
only a possibility, but a neoessity, and
Increasing the value ol cheap lands;
moreover, national depression Is passing
away, and at the Sun or Prosperity
gives the north and east a llnanclal
warning, bis raya must ol neces
sity reach Texas and add to
ber natural chances for prosperity
Wise men see the reality or tbe boom
that Is coming and there Is already a lair
demaud lor all kinds or land, but such
are also prudent enough to seek an ex
perienced and trustworthy adviser or
agent. Such Indeed are Bradley A
Oroesbeeck, who have tbelrolllce located
on Houston slreet, almost opposite tbe
Maverick hotel. This firm Is in posses
sion of maps, surveys and abstracts or
choice real estate In this stale and In
Mexico. They are able to furnish In
tending buyers with Information upon
property tbey may propose to buy or
invest In and In many cases prevent
them from Imposition. This is one rea
son why investing strangers and the in
experienced should consult this reliable
Messrs. Bradley & Oroesbeeck bava on
their books many desirable lots In tba
city adapted lor homesteads and busi
ness operation. They have also farms,
ranches, and manufacturing sites or
small or large extent, which have guar
anteed titles and can be purchased on
deslrablo terms. Whether the properly
Is required for settlement or Investment,
many bargains can now be bad wblcb
will In time realise a bonanza lor the
One valuable faot should not be for
gotten In the purchate or mortgage In
vestment on Texas land, that Is the ex
perience or these gentlemen In land
matters. Colonel Bradley's knowledge
of Texas Is Invaluable and Mr. Oroes
beeck being a practical engineer and
surveyor, has for many years lurvejed
land In almost every countv in tbe state,
lie Is practically acquainted Willi the
character and value of the land In all
sections. Then again the firm's knowl
edge or lawa and customs appertaining
to land In Mexico and or the available
lands for Investment make them reliable
udvlfers on land matters referring to
Messrs. Bradley A Oroesbeeck make
arrangements for borrowing and loaning
moneys upon Urst class security and on
tbe best terms. If the reader wants to
fo either the one or the other, he will do
well to write or call upon them.
In conclusion It may be said that
Messrs. Bradley & Oroesbeeck are a re
liable Arm, who stand high In thlsoom
mnnlty and are esteemed as honorable
and successful business men. Business
may be lately enlrutted to thetu, know
ing that they have the ability to advise
and the honesty to do It. If tbe reader
cannot call personally, write to I haul.
It will afford them pleasure to answer
your enquiries and serve your Interests
to the best of their ability.