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Written fur tho I.ioiit llnlitlajr fclltlon
The l.ultfH of &ui Antonio aru uutuil for
their kliMturnn nf lii'urt, uiid )ct iimny of
tliem am continually rugatcM In "Crimel"
ItliHiild tlmt "'llciM'tHtim' t cost an)
tiling." Don't It'.' Just Irt a Ki'nttrm.iu int
into a street car when it U likely to IhjwiwiI
hI, nml liti'll llml It will soon vmt lilm lilt
The AMmts nf old wen churlish nml not I,
And thnitclit It u sin to iilay.
lint our Kmma Isn't i irlrf nf that kind,
llccauw she ain't t ullt that way ,
Yoarsiuo l.oii'ion was thrown Into ex
citement by "Ilurkltu," which was Intro
duce! hy luo nefarious Knrko and Hare.
Km Antonio drm'tohject to it and It h now
Fashlou-ahh to he lliirke-doy Ihcnunedlaii.
Hut this llurkiiuc Is t tin heller kind. There's
molt sati-ty and fun In It.
Tim ui'Mt enthuslasllc ocatlst In the
world a lures tniisle, hut they h tve u decided
lliou iny Is dellned fly a writer m "art of
dr-iwliu' In," and It Is commended. Many of
our Ij dies nm Mrs to he r.ictlelnj; this econ
omy In 'waWt" nutters.
Thev chatted pleasantly ami passed
A Ion a road that's sfiaily.
"(Hi, de.irl how dark, t am so tcarcd,"
Mil filed Ihen sn Mtiiin!er."
Her frltflit was mimed when that braw) boy
i iircw iiih mtotih
A few years iuii Lidy Ooltii Campbell
cliristeiud a vessel hi the Birkenhead dorks.
The iciHirler, hi his aLTount of the alTnlr,
wiole: "Tin wssel wasrhrlstened hy Lady
Colin CatnVII. Her tnuuajro is 1I0 tons
and idie carries iAx jmiiis." It IsnutMirmlshitf
that divoreo pnueedhus are now pending.
If vnu want to buy a thermometer take
my ndvWu and w lit till a norther Is blowing.
Ttiey are always lower at that time.
tlon that "Noah
Somo iy the rte ireite kills off
The feeble and the jouth;
WhIM others may express a doubt.
This seems to Iki the truth.
Americans as repunllcans are naturally
antl-mouarchial, but when enjjaned In poker
they are glad to see a few Kings around
their hide of the table.
Its peculiar and jet Us true. The more
"tight'' money Is, the more likely a fellow Is,
toget 'broke." In fact man appears to be
simply a string on a ni'HieUry liddle.
"Will you ute for niu," said a local candi
date to an aeoualnUince. "No, sir," was the
reply, "would rather vote for the devil than
jou. ''(Vitaiulv," retorted the candidate,
'that's right, a man ought to always Mipioit
Ids iKTMUial friends.
An anti-tobacco man delivered a forcible
lecture on the e lis at smoking, and rucom
lug Ids hearers to (die up the narcotle weed,
and make a holocaust td it. His winds took
ctreet, ami they burned tin weed. They
dhl not idle It up, but they lit It, and stuck
Mollies not dead, and yet the beaux
Her absence sad deplore.
For since she m irrled Willie White,
A-I.uvs she is no more.
In San Antonio the man who plays n
"loan" hand generally becomes "Hush,"
although there may bd considerably "knav
ery" about It.
When a man Is favored by the arrival of
twins In the house, none need be startled. It
Is merely a coincident.
It Is very rude hi astc a jawsmlthto shut
up. Now, in northern society, when they
want to stop anvoue talking, they politely
ask them to "King off." Don't tell Kplionlo
that, or she may get mad.
to loandlncss; Indeed, many seek It,
"Oh w hy my love said Jack to Sue,
"Were 3011 so cold last night,
You gate me not the patting kiss,
And seemed me to slight.
"Koiglve me Jack" the maid replied,
"I know that 1 was wrong."
"I didn't think you'd come and there,
Those onions weie so strong.
Har and Billiard Tarlor, Smith Itulidtng,
Main rlaza, John lxmtaneau & Co.. pro
prletors, where can nlways bo found the very
best of domestic and impottcd wines, liquors
and cigars, as well as the latest Improved
billiard tables. All cltleaof any metropoli
tan pretentious, pride themselves on their
possesion of places of public ixipular re
sort, where gentlemen can meet and enjoy
themselves inurammelcd by rigid conven
Mortalities, ami at the Hamn tiuiii n.-rnr
themselves against the boisterous freedom of
itierougti eieni'iit. A place where they
can take, a friend or visitor and nass 11 o! em-
ant hour. All the appointments of the
and no more attractive or pleasant resort
ob louno 111 any euy in 1110 soiuu.
Strangers or visitors to our rity will find this
resort a gooti place to uml a hrxt-class meal,
n itimm! cocktail, or a itleasant iramn of bll
Hards, to kill monotony or drive dull rare
.Acker's Knirllsti Kotnedy hu a Dosltl
and ureaarltted It fnelr Wo thorn Torn u mi
antee It to euro all oouvht (cuptHJlally chronlo
splendid remedy oan be badnf Itagl
our ajnmU for flan Antonio Teaxs.
CLUB AND OPERA-HOUSE.
THE SAN ANTONIO CLUB AND OPEIIA-
HOUSE 13 A FINISHED FACT.
The Finest Theater In the Country Elegant !
Club-noonw Sumptuous Furnishing.
Santone Takes the Bakery.
The Sail Antonio public In the course ot
jears may have had differences of opinions
many subjects, but they ha e never been
known to hold two opinions as to the ncccv
lty, ImiHjrathc and Immediate, of some
building for theatrical puroses that would
not Ik) a burlesue ujoii the name of theater.
lho utter lack of anyproier provision for
the accomodation of the the play-goers of
this city was long and unfavorably com
mented upon, both by our own citizens and
the strangers within our gates, until such
comments grew monotonous. Various
proiKjsltlons were discussed In private und
In public, and all ended In leaving things as
before, until the San Antonio club, realizing
that In some sense they stood sponsor for the
social wants of Hie more progresslvo cle
ment of our people, took the matter under
advisement, The neectslty for Increased
lub-house accommodations for themselves
vas almost as ImjK-ratlvc ns the needs of the
Irama loving public, and the demands of
both were considered, until what was at first
a hne became a certainty. The project of a
unbilled i.t;i home ami Club-rooms, that
ould be a ci edit to the club, 1111 ornament
to the city and a luxury to the lovers of
legitimate drama, being mooted, took form
and the building was deteimlned upon, pio-
bled the funds could 1' raised.
The Han Antonio Club and (K'iadiouso
'ompany was organized and charter Uteri
January Yi, Ihsij, The capital stock was
placed at $l.V),nno, with the following gen
tlemen as IncoriKirators : Thomas J. I e Ine,
Augustus Belknap, II. II. Andrews, Uriah
writ, Cassius K. Breueman, K. 1. I. Wicks,
W. II. Mavcilck, J. B. Laeoste and US.
Berg. The building committee was con
stituted of Messrs. Devlne, Belknap and
Breueman. and the work of securing sub
scriptions was pushed.
was soon apparent that the right men
were In the right place, Subscriptions mul
tiplied; success was certain, and the selec
tion of a site sjHjedlly made. Choice
fell upon the very eligible proj.erty on the
north sldeof Crockett street, between Alamo
plaza and Losoya street. The selection was
a fortunate one, being centrally located,
fronting the plaza, completely removed
from the din of street travel, with one line of
street cars In front, and another within one
block of the side eiiterance. It Is practically
Uula til, having streets on the south and
west, the plaza on the cast and a six foot
passage-way nnri pavement on the north.
The lot fronts Ho feet and 4 inches on the
pla?a, 731 feet on Isoyn street, hasa depth of
feet along Crockett street, and 011 the
noith side 2)1 feet.
Among the many plans submitted, those
of J. B. McKlfatrlck and Son, of St. Inils,
were finally selected. Contract was awarded
toS. II. Hoffman, of St. Louis, and ground
broken the 1st of August. Work has been
pushed slcarilly from the hour that the exca
vation was iR-guii, ami In a little less than
live months from the time that the lirst
shovel full of earth was thrown out the San
Antonio Opera-house was opened to the
The extreme length of the Ojcra-house
and clmVrooms combined Is 17 feet ami b
Inches; length or oiKira house alone, 11" feet;
width. 117 feet. 7 Inches: height of reur wall.
79 feet; side walls, throughout, (St feet;
height of Alamo street front, W) feet and 0
s. 1 he 1 out ulnt Ions are or sold stone.
'M Inches through, fully two-thirds of them
Udm: dimension stone. The lower walls are
Jl Inches through, the middle walls 17
incues, ami mo upper wans, i;t incites. At
Intel vals of 15 feet, wherever the glrdeis en
ter thu walls. 411 Inch ollasters are built.
giving the walls all the strength of ai!5
Inch, Inch and 17 Inch wall. The walls
are 01 me oesr, cagio rass oricK, ine Aiamo
plaza ft out faced with St. Louis stock brick.
Thu trimmings are of terra cotta, galvanized
iron and St (ierontmo stone. Thu windows,
inrougiioiii, are 01 piaic-giass, me tutor
lights of Venetian and prismatic glass. The
Alamo plaza entrance Is the most com
modious of any in the west or south. You
step from the pavement Into a
frescoed corridor is feet wide and
ur icet long, through winch en
trance is afforded to the vestibule of the
theatre. Just before reaching the vestibule
jou cross a I rat is verso hall, the same width,
leading to the stairway of the club-room on
the right, and to the principal Crockett
slicet entrance 011 the left. Passing through
thu vestibule which U id feet by IS feet, w ith
the principal iHixodlceon the left, the voycr
isrcachetl. This Is one of the most charm
ing features of the entrance. It Is Jtl feet by
u, separated from the auditorium proper
by the portlers,or heavily curtained arches,
and affords 11 pleasant resting place while
a little higher than the stage level, and
affords a p let u rest pie view of the panjuct,
panpiet circle and boxes. At eilhercmlof
the v o er, broad staircases lead to the balcony
and dress circle. Under the stairway, to the
left as jou face the stage, is the manager's
room, communicating with the box oil Ice.
Ilndt'r the oHiirst.ilrunv iiih tint Indite rlonlr
ami retiring rooms. The gallery has its
separate, entrance, ami ihx omce, ami is as
completely cut off fioni the other poitlon of
thu house as could be desired. The stylo of
the building Is modern Itcnalssance. The
Interior is finished hi pluo and cherry,
grained to Imitate inahogony, and the work
has been most substantially and artistically
done, presenting a solid, rich appearance,
which harmonizes wonderfully with tlm
decorations ami wall colors, giving a very
pleasing and natural effect. The structure
Is solid. Of this, there Is 110 manner of
doubt. 'Die roofs are seIf-supoitlng, rest
ing on trusses thu whole so self centered
fiom the foundations that no weight from
Within Increases the oressnre mum Hip xvhIIk.
The building Is constructed torestuiton Its
foundations and nut upon the support which
the walls afford to the girders. During the
gravelling of the roof more than ten tons of
gravel were deposited at onetime over the
center giruer, waiting ror distribution ovci
the roof, and this immense pressure was
sustained without the least berceDtlble Im
pression. The architects, by whom the plans
were drawn and tmder whoso aunervlslon
the work has been done, J. B. McKlfatrlck
& Son, have probably prepared plans and
MiH'rvlsed the construction of more largo
theaters than any firm In America, and their
the New Ojiera-house. Every precaution
has ticcn taken to guard offalnst fire. A per
fect water service supplies the stage, and
there are colls of hose ready for use in the
lty gullerles. as well as 011 tho stage. In case
of any accident. At the rear of the stage are
two sky Ilichts no adjusted that they open
automatically In case of fire, creating a draft
away fiom the auditorium, preventing all
danger of lire from foot-lights or scctierv.
The theater proper is divided Into par
(piette, parfpietteclrcle, dressclrcle, balcony
and gallery. There are also eight private
boxes ctcgautlvnpiMilntcri and commanding
bv their arrangement 11 itcrfect view of the
stage. There areseven rows of chairs In the
paniuctto circle, twelve rows In the par
ipiette, elevei hi the dress circle and bal
cony and twelve In the gallery the whole
affording ample seating nom for l.W
people. The stage Is (VI feet wide and 40
feet deep from tho footdlghts to tho rear
drwtrs. These doors me seventeen feet wide
and open directly 011 Iosoya street In the
rear. There Is the most ample provision for
exits. In addition to the IN feet entrances
on Alamo plaza and Crocket street, there are
two entrances on Crocket street and two on
the opposite side of the building, each live
feet wide, opening from the panpictte circle.
There Is also a stage entrance on Cnickct
street. These various exits give M feet of
oihmi doors, not counting the outside gallery
stalrwas, nor thestagu exits. There would
be no tioubte In dealing the house In from
two minutes to two and a half In case of fire,
the stairways being ampin to accommodate
any rush Hom the dress circle.
Standing Just where the panpiette circle
loins the panpictte the full beauty of the
Interior logins to grow upon the vision.
The rresroiugliotli hi design and execution
IscxouisUe. This work lias been done un
der the Immediate supervision of P. J.
Tin iiih)', of the St. liOiils Hi m of Noxon.
Albert.:TiMniiv. and has Urn executed
a Itli rare taste and skill. The brush of ar
tist riccinl is plainly vlsslble here. Step
ping to the ccutreof the panpietto and fac
ing towards the foycrthe full celling derai
latlonscoine Into view. The ground color
itthe whole is uritnaui terra coim ami
uauge. the dado a deeier tone of the general
.hade, tho whole embellsheri In intnlem dec
trutlvithtvh The centre niece of the ceil-
Inir U n l:im-H.m:m illuminated bv radiated
sun beams, liotriercri by square bands of fes
toons and Ideal heads. To the right and left
of the centre piece are elalmnitelyihvorateri
slue pannels, with open serous 01 music,
musical Instruments, garlands, etc. The
lirlucliml decorative work Is the procenlum
arch. The centre Is a finely executed, Ufi-
llkoirfinraltorsiiakcspcar. local heads rep
resenting tragedy and comedy, elegantly fes
tooned with roses in garland, ami exotics,
llnitL- thf Iii'iul 1. f tin' irrent hard. The whole
effect is unique, dechlerily striking and liotd,
cnii very piea-singio m ejwas 11 iiguii up
under the crystal gas tlxtures. Over tho
boxes Is a tam'strhsl decoration of crimson
brocade, Ijordeitsl by quilting of eacock
bine, mi imlnnillv ev,H iiUd as to Is easllv
taken for real taicstry. In front of the cur
tain Is a tiutslve(sivMleconitisl In running
scro Is ot gold Thu box trimming U In w aim
giuyshcuvlly inters'ierseri with gold leaf
tint (colored bnuizes. Thegallerv fronts are
treated in the same geneiui sijie. under
the gallery ceilings are pannels of cream
color, ccuteied by Ideal heads surrounded
with grlllhis and other grotesque forms.
The drop curtain Is a hguicri subject repre
senting Jleranlt'M "Beauty ami Booty ln-toro
a Moorish Court." The gat den of a Moorish
taiaca is represented 1110 arcnumuai iea
ures show 11 In stromr ami well harmonized
Milit nml hbuileh. Thirteen liir tiles are
tortraycil, all well posed and full of spirited
action. The Isinler of the curtain repre
sents neavy 10ms or peacocK jtinsn (iraiK-ry,
shot with cloth of trolil in 1111 elaborate man
ner, faithfully portraying tho Moorish ara
Kl.Efl ANTI.Y KlIUNlSMBIK
The building committee, determined that
uufort should taku itrcceriencoof all else
ordered opera chali-s, hpeclally constructed
and two Inches wider from center to center
than the latest 1 emulation chairs. This has
slightly reduced the seating capacity of the
nouse, 0111 11 iius kivcii u iiieaue goers 111
this city tho most comfortable opera chairs
loDoioumiin me conn try. inese cnairs
are from the ltob. Mitclieir Furniture com-
imny. of Cincinnati, the same house that re
cently furnished the Irlsklll Hotel of Aus
tin, probably the most complete In all its
appointments of any hotel in America.
These opera chairs are solid oak, sciewcri
and bolted, and finished in Imitation of dark
cherry and in antique and natural oak.
neyare eiegaimy upnoisiercu in iiupoiieu
lohalr plush those In thu parquette a deep
In the dress circle, old gold. The seating
and backs of the chairs In the balcony are of
perforated wwmI. The chairs are i!l inches
from center to center, provided with hat,
coat and umbrella rack, and are elegant
samplesof the upholsterers art. Tin aisles are
laid with strips of carpeting and the promen
ade, ladles retiring room, managers office
and stairwa)s. as well as the Itoxes, are cov
ered with the best body Brussels.
The ladies retiring loom and the manager's
office are comfortably furnished In rets I and
raiuni. meooxes are proviuisi wuu me
latest pattern Venetian chairs, the seats ut
ludsteied In silk plush. TheUix trouts are
eiegaimy urupeu who lacu curtains ami
lamhieoulns. nlckle-plated rails and arm
rests, with small screen curtains. Special
feature of the box arrangements is the pri
vate stalrwav. leadlm; from the ttarnuette
circle directly to the upper box tier. This
wiunoappicciaicd y lauies wno uavo run
the tfaunttet of tlie batconv stairs, and the
whom leiurth of the dressclrcle In order to
reach their boxes. The opening between the
loyeranu lironienaiio win 00 provided wuu
lattice work and heavy portlerw draped back
against tho columns. 11 te ordinary plan of
iignuiig uy neuvy unuiiuener mv oeeo uis
caided, and thiee dozen small chandeliers.
icllectlons irive llirht anil a snarkllmr effect
Ui tlie entire interior, Thu seating arrange
ments are admirable. The cramped condi
tion so native to tho very best otcra-hoiises
U entirely avoided. The seats are not only
extra width, the spaces between rows are
ample to admit of the passing of lato comers
to tlielrseats and the aisles are of generous
itroi tortious. The dressclrcle and balcony
aie hung unusually low, affording some of
the most eligible seats in the entire building.
The dip of the Moor of the parquette nml
parquelto elrclo Is sufficient to afford nn tin
obstiucteri view fiom the rear seats, and
thu entire arrangement Is such as to give n
full view of the entire stage from every or-
11011 01 me uousu.
feet lies thu stage, 4x4u feet, rising from the
footlights one Inch In every eight feet to the
rear. The Atairels rjerfectlventilitneri with 1H
complete sets of scenery, executed In the
most modern artistic designs. The mechani
cal arrangement Is absolutely complete, with
alt necessary bridges and traps. The rigging
floor la coastructed of sufficient height to ac
commodate tho drop acencs carried by
any traveling company, It Itclng sixty feet
from the stage to tho rhrglng floor
over head. This allows nmplu room for
drawing all scenery by a rilrevt hoist. In
stead of Itelng rolled. For the handling of
iiaus ami sei pieces amnio provisions iidve
stage. The basement depth admits nf rals-
aml all the stage ap'mlntineiits are of tlio
very (test and most nuNlurn character. Tho
dressing rooms, behind the boxes, ami under
neath the stage are ample, and thoroughly
furnished with all things necessary for tho
tiso ami comfort of those huhlnri tin foot
lights. A desirable feature of tho procenl
um arch la the cneore door, Invisible to tho
audience when closed, through which ar-
may appear in answer to recalls without
dim; tliromrh between tho curtains and
Hi thu matter ot lighting there is nothing
ore to ho desired. Klvu rows nf border
lights are suspended from tho rigging loft,
each row containing fourteen lights and ar
ranged to hu lowered ur raised at will.
There are flftv lets forming tho footlluhts
and these with the border lights, ns welt as
those of the auditorium and dressing-room
nretlthyclectrlccurreut and controlled at
will hy (he. operator at the g.vs table, the
Ihjht being turmsl nn or nff, lowered or raised
In any or In all parts of thu houso instantan
eously. HAN ANTONIO rONTHACrollfl.
The lms and steam Ilttltnr and nlumhlmr Is
nvery tine piece of mechanism and Is pro
noiiuceri hy the architect and contractor
siiciior In every rcsjtcct. Underneath the
stage is n reservoir for controlling the gas
pressure ami equalizing 11 111 1111 pans 01
This work rellects credit njion our homo
firm, Outtershle & Co. by whom It was iter
formed. What Is true of this San Antonio
house is equally true of other homo contrac
tors. Mr. Hutlman, the contractor fiom St
Isolds, says that he never had 11 better or
more satisfactory set of sub-contractors to
deal with. The nlastcrlmr. hv J. I. O'Lcarv
of tills rity, Is pronounced by tho frescoirs
as wen us ine couiraciors an iiumiruoio
nleeeof work In everv naitlcimir material
and quality every way satisfactory. Baker
ife King, also San Antonio workmen, have
Applied their paint brushes most artistically.
iiulslte uralnltur of Tiieo. II. Banks., whoso
imitations nf native wihmIs would deceive
thejudgemeiituf a practlcetl critic. It Is 110
light compliment to our home workmen to
elicit such pralso from architects ami build
ers, who are constantly einptoj lug the very
lK'st workmen In our large cities In all the
various depaitments of building, and are
romiH'tent to Judge concerning work iter
for 1 1 led. The nibble stone work by I'. C.
Velch;tho brickwork by Fox&IIolllday, tho
cut stone hy Frank Telch all homo artists
and workmen abundantly demonstrate
that San Antonio stands second to 110 city
In the quality of her skilled labor.
The club-house, nroiter. Is a substantial
three-story structure, fronting 07 feet on
Alamo plaza and running t'JO feet to the rear.
Tho architecture Is graceful and quite or
nate, ine Aiamo ironi presenting a very
lie appearance, ine main cornuor
he Onera-hoiiso rmm lomrltiidlniillv
throuirh the lower storv. Two verv desirable
store rooms, one on either side of the corri
dor, take up the remaining space on mo nrsi
floor. Tho corridor Itself Is very artistic
1 ne decorations 01 me ceilings, mo tiling on
lug, alt lighting tin wonderfully under brilli
ant gns Jets which make this Immense en
trance as light us day. Tills corridor wilt bo
11 most valiiahle ante-room to thu theater In
stoimy weather. It wilt be comfortably
warmed and well Huh ted. and Is sutllclently
roomy, with the transverse con Idor opening
nil Cntckctt street, to afford comfortable
standing room ior nu no reus. 11 is practical
Iv an Immense vestibule hi which storm
stajeri opera-giM-rs can wait for cars or car
nages inter ine ineaiernoors are cioseo, ami
have till the com Torts of warmth and light
as well as shelter. The Doors nf the corildor
are elegantly tiled In the most artistic Im
itorted Kiiiflish tlllmr. This tllimrls the woik
of Aspluwall t&Sou, the best tiling lirm in
ilso tlllmr. nml thu effect under the ir.is-tiiflit
is exceedingly rich and striking. Thu iinluuu
walnscttatlug, known as plastic. Is a decided
novelty, and this is probably tho only spec!
men of this new finish to be found In tho
room In this country, so say thu architects,
A broad stair case leadlm: to the rlifht at the
extremity of the corridor, near tho opera-
rosslnir under tho archway. leading to the
upiHT corildor, jou enter an Immense gal
lery 70 feet long und IS feet In width. From
this corridor sliding doom open Into thu
several apartments comprising 11 10 main
rooms ot thu club. These are directors
room, reading room, billiard room, waiting
room, ladles' parlor, assembly room, wine
and card rooms. Thu corridor itself would
make a liiagnincant banquetlliu; hall on any
nubile occasion niton which the club mhrlit
desire to so use It. Thu rooms nf this entire
tloorcanbe thrown Into each other en suite
and thu whole made practically one. Thu
for the furnishing of their elegant quarters,
not less than $000 having been expended
uMiuthe carpeting, furniture and ornamen
tation, exclusive of gas and steam fixtures,
Thecorrldor is laid with an Immeusu Brus
sels rug, extending Its entire length, but not
fully tilling the bicadth of the hull. Before
each door lugs. In patterns to match, will bo
laiu, lining mo noor spaces uciwecu mo
room car pet lugs and the corridor rug. Tho
entire furnishing of this club house, ns of
the opera house, has been Intrusted to the
Robert Mitchell Furniture comitany, of Cin
cinnati, whoso sumptuous furnishing of the
rick wk-k club houso at New Orleans (hv
term hied the club directors hero to put their
orders Into the Cincinnati house. An elabo
rate description of this furnishing cannot be
given here, ns thu work has not yet been
t ully executed, the club-room proper being
still within one month of Its completion.
This much via mav hav. The directorM
room, which opens directly acioss the
it will be handsomely carpeted, have a
heavllv carved dlrectora' tali In for Its center-
rdeco: tho chairs will be massive, upholstered
n leather, and thu furniture, solid cherry.
Tho billiard room, 21x37, will be furnished
with thu reoulslto number nf tables, chairs.
racks and all the paraphernalia of a pilvuto
gentleman's billiard room. Thu leading
inotn.'.tf feet by B7, will be caipcteri, seaUsl
w ith reed and walnut chairs, have largo and
small read 1 1 ur tables of handsome oaLtcrns.
shadnl lights, und all the conveniences of a
private iiurary. ine ladies' parlor, opening
between tho assembly room und the reading
room, will bo elegantly caritetcd, upholstered
In tapestry and silk plush, and all thu ap
pointments In the way of mirrors, tumbles,
easy chairs, fully in keeping. Tho assembly
room extends along tho entire Alamo plaza
front, has an ornate bay window ami bal
cony fronting the southeast, and another
balcony thrown out over the corridor en
trance. The room Is 64 feet by 24 hi width.
The floor wilt bo covered with an Immense
carpet, the texture and desljcn not fully do-
term Ined : 1 hero will be ono Immense nnri ten
si miller I'crslan rugs, and tho sofas, mantle,
marbles, tables, chair tuul ornaments will
bo such as to fully Justify the claim of the
directors that they will nave tho most ele
gant club-room In tho state. The writing,
wine nnri carri morns will bo completely
furnished and mario to correspond with tho
other appointments In every particular.
In the third story are fourteen elegant
private rooms for the use of such members
nf tho club as desire them. These rooms all
open to tho outside and have access to air
Beds and hc.ridhnr. dressing cases, chairs.
lounges, tables, etc., will be strictly first
class, and ever thing such as a gentleman of
means would deslru tnsurrouuri himself with
In Ids own home.
There Is nothing cheap about either tho
opcra-housu nr tho clult-rooin Tho very
best artists and workmen nml material have
Iteeii employed, nnri tho work has been care
fully supervised from foundation to turret.
The building committee have aimed to make
1110 ntiiiuing nn ornament 10 ine city, n priuu
citleus. Tho contract, cnlllmr for thee
pletlonnf the clubhouse 011 February 1st,
1h37, will bo fully carried nut, nnd nn or be
fore that day the city nf San Antonio will
see thrown open for its Inspection tho finest
cltib-hoiiso In tho southwest. Tho San
Antonio club havo earned the everlasting
thanks of their fellow citizens for the public
spirit nod liberality, no less than for tho
f:oori tostoaud fudgincnt displayed In carry
ng this rotcrpiiso to so satisfactory and
speedy a conclusion.
Rochester Post-Express: Robq
Honlipur is looking for a plnce to
spend her winters. We suggest
Iloreolieads, N. Y.
Columbus Dispatch: Tho Smoky
City was ft very npproprinto plnco
for tho organization of a colored
Philadelphia News: It. seems
strange that slcigh-bellcs can
warm their escorts' Hearts so
much better than they can their
New Haven News: Tu En eland
a politician "stands" for ofllce.
but in this country he "runs." aim
has to hump himself, too.
Boston Bulletin: Tho prevailing
color in the ball room Is yellow.
Naturally. Tho yellor prevails
In a bawl room.
Buffalo Co 11 ri or: It is now un
derstood why the French academy
made M. do Lessens an "Immor
tal." They wished to give him
time to construct tho Panama
H. C. MILLER,
STHXCILH, HkU.S, tUlHlKS. MKTAL ClIKCKS.
D0011 Plat ks, House Numiibus. Ac,
W. H. BROOKER.
( HAST nODSTON BTRKKT )
Offers hit professional serrioei for business
PreDsrod to make loaaioa Improved ranches
In Southwest Toias, la sums to suit parties,
sod on loojUmo,
Fine Inducements offered larestora la Mexi
can lands tod nUnes.
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