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RED CROSS WHISKEY, RED CROSS WHISKEY. RED CROSS WHISKEY. HARRY BAUM & CO. Volume V.—Number 2. CLEARING-OUT SALE I We take occasion to mention to our friends and customers in the City and Country that since we are through with our annual Stock-taking, we have made great reductions in ail our departments, and are offering Bargains to all those in need of any thing in Dry Goods, Clothing, Shoes, Hats, Etc. Come to see and be convinced that we mean w'-at we advei tise. Geo. H, Kalteyer, President ★ LONE STAR* Com’y. SAN ANTONIO TEXAS. TO ARRIVE!! One Car Cpbolstered 'Goods, new styles, very tine. One car Chamber Suits and Novelties from Grand Rapids, unique and elegant in design and finish. One ear Fine, Cheap Furnittue, from best makers. Erastus Reed. F. SIMMANG. A. HAMPEL Oysters, Fish and Game. ★(Riverside Cafe Restaurants ... .... And At .. Scholz's Hall, Corner of Commerce and Losoya Streets. kSrLuncli and Meals at all hour.. Everything served in First-Clars Style. ' elite waiters in attendance. 7-28-6 m L. WOLFSON, -EMPORIUM OF This Establishment is now Replete with All tne Novelties for the Fall and Winter Season. Fall and Winter Silks and Satins Can be seen in Black and Colored, Plain and Brocaded. Casaitneres (black and colored). Tricots. Diagonals. Serges, etc. Camel Hair and Wool Sat eens. Velvets and Velveteens in all colors, plain and brocaded. Silk Pongees, Drees Plaids in single and double widths, and to suit all Dress Gloves, Laces, and Fancy Goods. He is now showing the largest stock of Kid Gloves, Mlts, Laces and Fancv;Gooda for Ladies and Children ever brought to our city. In Silk Hosiery’" he has an endless variety and cannot be undersold. Fall • and ■ Winter * Millinery AU the latest Fall and Winter styles and makes of Bonnets and Hats. Ostrich Plumes, Tips, Ribbons and Trimmings will be found there. This department is under tirst-class artistes, who will please the tastes of all. Flannels, Blankets, Linens, Cotton Goods, Towelings, Domestic Prints, Ginghams. Alpacas. Comforters. Canton Flan nels and Hosiery. Among the other things which were very extensively purchased by bis agents was the most magnificent stock of Dress Goods of all kinds ever seen in any dry goods house in Texas. Especial attention was given to purchasing Fall and Winter bilks, and can he also give the greatest bargains in Clothing, Boots Shoes and Hats Hie stock of Fall und WintemCiotbiog is the large at ever brought to Texan, and em braces, in tne latest patterns, Prince Albert. Cutaway. Frock and Sack Sniu*. A very large and complete stock of Ladies', Misses'. Men's and Boys' Shoes and Boot*. A full line of Stetson Soft and Stiff Hats. Also a full stock of Gentlemen's Furnishing Goods. FURNITURE AND CARPETS. His Furniture Department is complete with Household Goods, and he will suit everybody in this line. Amongoth* r goods wo And Plush Parlor Suits, Mohair Parlor Suits. Walnut and Ash Bedroom Sults. Wardrobes, Chairs, Body Brussels and Ingram Carpets, Bugs, Matting, Curtains, Window Shades. Etc. Country orders filled promptly and satisfaction guaranteed. Send for samples. Main Flaza and Acequia Street JOSKE BROTHERS. Otto Koehler, Sec. and Manager. WOLFSON, San Antonio Daily Light. SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS. MONDAY, JANUARY 4. 1886. AUSTIN LETTER. The Mystery Surrounding the Recent Murders - Hood lu ms-Firemen's Bail. Editor Sun Antonio Light. AesTix, January 2nd, 1886.—T0-day Deputy Sheriff Tom Bailee made a com plaint against Mr. Philippe, the husband of one of the women who was murdered on the night of December 24th. Phil ipps himself received a dangerous wound on his head at the time of the murder, and is now lying dangerously ill from its effects at his residence, guarded by two deputy sheriffs. The whola matter is shrouded ill a deep mystery, and but little can be learned from the officers who are working up the case. The jury of inquest who set in the ease of Mrs. Hancock, who was tuur dered on the same night at tier resi dence, which is situated about a mile from where Philipps lives, have returned a verdict into court. The purport of their finding has not yet been made pub lic. Should Philipps recover, the offi cers think they can establish b,. zu'lt beyond a reas malde doubt. Mrs. Pud ipps is distantly related by marriage to the woman Eanes, who was arrested in San Antonio recently for the killing of her children in this oitv. One of the best posted officers of this county said to your correspondent to-day. that Ihe mystery of all of these outrages would soon be removed, and the identity of the perpeftators revealed. If this statement be verified arid the iruilt of Ihe parties established the space between them and eternity will be short. Too much praise cannot be bestowed upon our county and oitv authorities for their ceaseless endeavors to bring th, guilty wretches to Justice. Last night eight or ten boistrous men who were well loaded with barrel house wbi ky, rode out of town, and w ben just across the line of the city limits, began shooting their pistols, yelling and curs ing in a manner that would have re flected honor upon a set of wild Apaches. T his morning Constable Thorp learned who the parties were and swore out complaints, upon which thev have been arrested. Every man seen upon the streets alter 12 o'clock at night, is halted, and unless be is known or can give a good account of himself, lie is taken to the lock-up and detained until morning, at least. The examining trial of .Mollie Eane«. for the murder of her child, was set for to day. 'I he defendant waived examina tion and was committed to jail without bail. The firemen's grand brill took place last night in the hnll of their new build ing, situated on Market hill which was given in honor of the uediention of their hall Mayor Robertson in a very pref tv speech dedicated the building to the use and enjoyment of the Fire Department of this city. Mr Sam W. French, Chief of the Austin Fire Department, respon ded appropriately to the Mayor in be half of the firemen. About I'ib couples weie present. The ball in its entirety was a success. CabaLCahva. ’ Charged with Scalping. Ottawa, Ont., January 2 —The Morn ing Post of December 21 charges Cap tain Howard, the American who was in charge of the Gatlin guns during the half-breed rebellion In the Northwest, with having scalped the dead after the tight at Fish Creek, which took place at the latter end of May last. The Mon treal Gazette this morning denies the charges, and reminds the Post that Cap tain Howard was not at Fish Creek, and that he did not arrive, there until sev eral days after the tight. Captain How ard was on board the Steamer North cote, which was struck in Saskatche wan, 150 miles south of Fish Creek nt the time the skirmish occurred, and if he bad scalped the dead at Fish Creek he must have dug them out of their graves. The Post tills evening returns to the charge, and says it was a mistake in saving the scalping took place at Fish Creek, but that it can be proven it was done at Batoche, when the ian troops carried the village on June -12. There are several officers and men here who were at Batoche, and to-day all of them admitted that the latter charge is true. They say Captain How ard, in their presence, scalped one dead man after the fight at Batoche. and when he was here recently he made no secret about it. The scalping, they say, took place the day after the tight, when one of the wounded rebels died. As to whether the man scalped by Captain Howard was half-breed or Indian niv informant could not siy. It was often difficult to distinguish. Ihe incident is likely to cause a stirin French-Canadian circles, as Howard Is about to start a cartridge factory in the Province of Quebec, and his neighbors will be furi ous if they find out he scalped a ball breed. On the other hand, as far as the public lias been able to ascertain, neither Indians nor halt breeds sealped the dead at any time during the troubles. In some cases they mutilated, but did not scalp. Loathsome Leprosy. Lansing, la., January 2.—The Mirror to-day says: It is authoritatively stated that there exists near the village of Spring Grove, Houston county, Minn., a large number of cases of leprosy. The afflicted persons are all Scandinavians from the northern part of Norway. The first victim was an old man, and the dis ease was at first thought to be measles, as red spots appeared all over his bodv. Later he was seized with excruciating pains in bis limbs and his extremities began to wither. This continued and thefepiderms began tosoxle off. and now there is so semblance of skin over the flesh. The body retains its flesh, but the limbs have withered and dried until the lingers and toes are like sticks, aml are ready to drop ofl'. The disease also exists In three or four other families, all related. Physicians from Decorah pro nounce it leprosy, and say the disease was imported. Plan of Dakota Democrats. Washington, January 2.—A delega tion of Dakota Democrats is here for the purpose of securing the admission of the entire territory as a State, not to divide it. The delegation assure the Democrats that if the plan they propose of admitting the whole territory is adopted, it would obviate the objection urged by the Democrats of allowing an other Republican State to be carved out of that territory. Democratic Senators express doubt whether another Demo cratic State can be secured from any of the territories knocking at the doors of Congress for admission into the Union. A “PRETTY” CASE. Three Expert Cracksmen Arrested by Captain Tom Hughes. During the months of November and December numerous burglaries took place in the city, and the police were completely baffled as to who the perpe trators were. Burglaries at Mrs. Tobin, Mrs. Cole. Mrs. Faville, Mr. Clark. Mr. Prescott. Colonel Belknap and Claude Duval’s houses were committed in rapid succession. A short time ago a letter found its way into the hands of the City Marshal, which disclosed a scheme to rob Messrs. Lapowski’s store at Gonza les. The letter was written by a young man in their employ, and the person to whom it was addressed was asked to come to Gonzales in company with a third partv. City Marshal Shardein turned theatiair over to Captain Tom Hughes, who w rote a letter to Sheriff Jones at Gonzales to watch Lapowski’s store, and the letter, which had been opened by a wrong party, was re placed in the postoffice. The letter was delivered and its instructions heeded. Shortly after the two parties ment’oned in the letter came to Gonzales anil at tempted to put their scheme of robbery into pno-tice. but failed, and the three of them were arrested by Sheriff Jones. Captain Hughes went to Gonzales and relumed on Friday with bis prisoners. Their names are George S. Williams, alias George W. Sabines and George W. Sanders, A. B. Hud a las A. C. Tyner and A. B. Tyner. Dick Feltenstahl. the third, was the clerk in the store at Gon zales, and the one who wrote the letter. A great deal of the stolen prop erty from San Antonio was found In their possession, and at Houston, one valise being found at Galveston. On Saturday a Jew named Selig Deutsch mann was also arrested tor complicity and receiving stolen goods. From statements made by the prison ers. it appears Hint the three of them have been executing a series of robber ies from Kansas City to this place, where, by the shrewdness of Captain Tom Hughes, their 'aid and ingenious schemes were discovered These men are all of them expert cracksmen, and their arrests are Important ones. Cap tain Hughes deserves credit for working up what in detective parlance would be called a "‘pretty” case. Sheriff Jones, of Gonzales, was also an admirable assist ant to Captain Hughes. UNION SERVICES. Programme for a Week of Prayer, Begin- rung Monday Evening. Mondav. at 7:3b p. m., in Travis Park Methodist < hurdi. led by the Rev. Dr. Scudder. Tuesday, 7:30 p. m., at the First Bap tist Church, led by the Kev. Mr. Pres ton. Wednesday. 7:30 p. m., at the Cumber land Presbyterian Church, led by Bev. Mr. Giddings. Thursday. 7:30 p. m., at the First Pres byterian Church, led by the Kev. Dr. Hackett. Friday. 7:30 p. m., at the Trinity Presbyterian Church, led bv the Kev. Dr Nell. Saturday. 7:30 p. tn., at the Trinity Methodist Church, led by the Rev. Mr. Chappell. All are cordially invited to attend these services. Taking Talmage's Thunder. HAtinisiit-RG, Pa., January 2.—For the past 22 years Kev. W. 11. H. Snyder has been pastor of the Salem Reformed Church, which numbers in its congrega tion some of the mrst prominent men in the city. Previous to his summer vaca tion Mr. Snyder preached a sermon which was so much grander than prev ious efforts that the congregation re marked about it. A young attorney who.h'eard the sermon took no<es and subsequently he was reading a volume of Rev.T. Dewitt Talmage, and noticed the similarity. Upon inv* stigation the discovery was made that the sermon preached by Kev. Mr. Snyder as original was the work of Mr. Talmage. Some prominent church members told Mr. Snyder that he had better resign, as his further connection wilh the church would decrease the congregation. Mr. Snyder, it is thought, will comply with the request as soon as a position can be obtained. Another Siren in the Hocks. On Saturday morning a verdant indi vidual, bearing the cognomen of John McGee, made an affidavit before Justice Crawford against one Hattie Baxter, a very, vent soiled damsel, with whom, it seems, McGee had previously been on lover's terms. He said Hattie had ap propriated six of Ids $2O gold pieces without his consent, and having been told she bad done it. Hatlie returned three of them, saying it was all she had. His confidence in her was shaken, how ever. and he enlisted the tdind Goddess to assist him in accounting tor the dis crepancy. The I for her arrest was executed by Deputy Constable Krempkau. and Hattie was brought into court, where she waived an examina tion and was placed under a $5OO bond to await action of the grand jury. Hat tie failed to give the bond, however, and now languishes in the dungeon of the wicked and friendless. Getting in the Wrong House. Alberto Kamos, a rather good-looking Mexican, was before the Recorder this morning, charged with disturbing the peace of Mr. Herman Brendel and fam ily last night. Mr. Brendel testified that he was awakened by a man trying to get in at the window." As the fellow raised the window Mr. B. dealt him a blow which knocked him back, and then he sent away. Ramos said be was drunk and mistook the house for one where disreputable women lived. This was his excuse. He was informed that getting in at the window was not even countenanced at these houses, and a fine of $7 was accordingly imposed. A Red-Headed Boy. Peter Buckley, a fiery-haired, blue eyed boy, with a neck as white as a woman's, was arrested for being a va grant. He was fount! asleep in a hay loft. He said he came here with the Diamond King and bad been at the camp on Nacogdoches street helping with the cooking until a few days ago, when the Doctor and he parted com pany. He said he could again get work with the Doctor if allowed to go, and the court generously dismissed him. COUNTY ROADS. A Scathing Criticism of the Board of County Commissioners. Editor San Antonio Light. At the point where Hie Blitz Engel mann road turns out of the lane, about one-half mile frotu the Salado, in a southwesterly course, towards Ihe Government hill, 1 was struck by some essential alterations in Colonel Brack enridge’s late fencing, which caused the following reflections: Why did Colonel Brackenridge move the oie fence already built, by which the above mentioned lane between Mr. Eisenhauer and Mr. Ackermann was prolonged, to the terminus of the yy-calhd Bit z- Engelmann road which was. for it be k ngs, 1 think, already to the tilings passed—at the city limits, and left a passage between his land and Mr. Ack ermann's pasture? Has the Colonel changed his plan of operation, that is, to run said lane on to the next estab lished road, inside the city limits, us it had been proposed by our honorable city fathers, and Intends to run it now through said passage.though not cleared from brush and other natural obstruc. lions or impediments? One would be inclined to make this conclusion if be bad left the passage wide enough for a second class road. Notwithstanding this fact, however, we are justified in suspecting something wrong, as one member of the County Comiuieaioners’ Court maintains, and certainly that member is not the most unimportant, that the road along Mr. Acker mann's pasture is by fur the best and the nearest. However inconceiv able, like the holy trinity, this assertion is as they will have to run it back for some distance to make it intersect the city line at some remoter point, it may be clear and intelligible to high people, but certainly not to people who only converse with the plebaiis. Why do our County Commissioners not use their authority? Why do they permit Colonel Brackenridge to close up an important legally established road before its ter minns? Is it because our City Fathers would perhaps not have forced Col. B. to give the right-of-way inside the City limits? This is no excuse; they could have waited for that fact. Another rea son for the complaisance of the Com missioners towards Col. B. though men tioned the last, it may not be most im probable, is the following: At or about where the Seguin road intersects the city limits a hot tight is fought between the Honorable County Commissioners' < ourt and Mr. John James, of tins city. That gentleman did not reverently take off his hat and bow to the worst and most unjustified change of a road of all the bad ones that have been made by this honorable body; lie had the courage to put his fence in the middle of the road so changed, and this fact may account for the above mentioned complaisance of the County Commissioners' Court, this body not wishing to light at two difler ent points at the same time; (it will not be denied that it would have taken some trouble to induce our Honorable City . Fathers to actually make a dash at the much feared Colonel.) They don’t sing either: “Mourir pour la partrie, e'est le sort le plus beau,” etc. Another question arises: Is this un justified change of the Seguin road worth lighting for? Was there any kind of right or justice in the action, there being no cause for a change, and to put the road on another man’s land without his permission, without paying him damages? And what kind of a road! Good gracious! One breaks a wheel, another one the axle, a third one throws his freight into Mr. Ackerman's fence, etc. Considering that to all this comes the probability that the change is per haps the cause of the surrender of the good important Binz-Engelmann road (the change of the latter may be consid ered as equivalent to a surrender or dis continuance). Verily! lam entitled to exclaim: Stop your blessed actions or we will perisu nt the hands of your blessed works. Those citizens that demolish Mr. J. James fence, indirectly; participate in the bad action of our honorable County Commissioners’ Court. I maintain that road is not worth to demolish a fence for it. they ought to petition for the old Seguin road where it Justly and right eously belongs. Our great and illustri ous German writer Fr. Schiller, says: "It is the curse of the bad deed that it is bound to continuously produce bad !” Our honorable County Commissioners' may study this and improve by it. Very respectfully. Jeu Lieck. Installation of Officers. The officers for the ensuing year in Star Council, No. 232, American Legion of Honor, were installed by George Q. Dashiell, Grand Commander of said order in the State ot Texas, in their ball, corner of Houston and St. Mary's street, on Saturday night. Selling Stolen Goods. Selig Deutschman has been arrested by Detective Hughes, charged with selling stolen goods. A lady’s toilet case, a traveling ease and a pair of pants were found in his possession. These goods were known to have been stolen by the three burglars arrested by Sheriff Jones, at Gonzales, who have recently confessed. Small-Pox in the City. Four well-developed and unmistaka ble cases of small-pox were reported in the city Saturday, all of them being Mexicans. Three of the cases were in one family, living In what is known as shiner’s corral, in thevFirst Ward, and the fourth case is on Carr's Hill. As the patients are residents and unknown to each other, living in widely different portions of the city, it is feared the loathsome malady may prove epidemic. Every precaution has been taken, how ever, to prevent its spreading. Portable Boats. The Steves’ Arms Company has re ceived two of the newly patented porta ble yawl boats. The crew shipped in small trunks, are divided up In sections, and when put together are ready for use, weighs 75 pounds Inclusive of oars and other paraphernalia necessary. These boats will carry three persons with ease, and form a splendid adjunct to hunting parties on small lakes and water coarses. Ed. Steves and D. P. Barr tried one on the river this morning, and while they pulled the oars like two old salts, the boat worked admirable. — The most popular cigarettes are the Opera Puffs at popular price. 4-7-ly FASHION —THEATRE— SIMMS & SAMUELS, - HAIV A.IXTTOMIO T w II SIMMS LEW BAKER THEo. HAND < HAS. GROEBI THE ONLY VARIETY THEATRE IN THE CITY. PROSPERITY and GOOD LUCK! U e always hate g<mm| Luck mid why? ll'tuum we continue Io give good shows and en none hutthexery I***l artists in America. We charge hut twenty-live cents and for that amount you can enjoy three hours uf solid laughter. 25 Cts. PROGRAMME TO NIGHT. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, January 4, 5 and 6,1886. IIX 1 l! 11 lil: OKIHESTKA The i«itoriimnee will commence with Larry Donley's laturhahle act,entitled THE COOPERS. karry Dooley. Baker, Sarony, Burton and Misu Howard. OVEKTI KE lIKI HE.'I K \ Serio-Comic Gems Miss Susie Stokes The rnivcrxal Favorite, Eighth Week of Mr. HARRY MACARTHY, ii The I mien* of the I recent Ballad—*Tm leaving the Erin," written and composed by \i 11 1? '?! o’ * ,x • haracpT the f ount) Actor. Song—“l'm Man that Spouts." Character It. limo Bryan and hi- Ix’tter. Song My Pretty Colleen," written and coni|»oHed by Harry Macarthy. < haructcr—baunic Met ih*. a Scotch Bbepheni. Song—•• Un* Star of Glengarry." Great Success, of Miss LOTTIE BURTON, In her Banjo Solos. Continued approval of GILBERT SARONY. In 1 himu-ters. Songs, entitled, “I'm a Fairy and they Lock me up." In Popular Songs - - _ _ Miss CAD BLOSSOM OVhltri BE ..FivuMimib* liit« r nlsHlon OHCHESTHA The Laughable act, entitled, TOO MANY TENANTS. Baker, Dooley, Sarony, Macarthy and Company. "' KKTI Hi; OKI lIESTItA In Motto Songs - - MISS SUSIE STOKES Prepare to wrinkle, lor here is the 2-BURTONS-2—Jennie and Lottie. Plantation Sketch Arthtx, in their original Plantation Sketch, entitled, "LET ME BE," introducing p)ttie« character picture of the uncult hated Southern Negro Giri,also (amp Meet lug Hymns, Banjo Solox, Etc. I*. N<’te the keen insight of Negro Idioms iMHOiesaod by Miss Lottie Burton. She la so great that the audience arc often inclined to ladieve that she iw a man dressed up in woman's clothing, t»ut we a—«ure our patnmx that xuch lx not the case. The Ever Popular Miss Cad Blossom "T'JiT l KI ' _ OKI HEBTR I The performance will conclude with the comedy, entitled, SCENES IN A SCHOOL. n±L“" ,h '" r " Larry fDooley L.!' * ।L i Gilbert Barony School Teacher Ix?w DON’T t GO Wolf & Marx' TO BUY ANTIQUITIES. We are Not Selling Oid and Shelf-Worn, Out-of- Style Goods, but New and Desirable Articles in Plenty. Special Importations HOLIDAYS. Fine Dress Goods, Silis, Satins and Velvets, Cloaks and Wraps of all kinds. 500 Boys’ Su 500 Boys’,Sui Overcoats, Et WOLF &c ZLZEJLZROX: Corner Commerce and Alamo Sts. vUJinfep Garden A FIRST-CLASS RESORT FOR FAMILIES. HEATED BYjSTEAM iTHROUCHOUT. FREE CONCERTS Every Wednesday and Saturday Evenings, and a Special Free Concert Every Sunday, from 4 to I 1 p. m. First-Class Bar-tai, Restaurant and Billiard-Room Attached. PROMPT AND POLITE ATTENTION GUARANTEED. Alamo Street, Buy Toor Wes and Lmnors of us anu get a chance* for those Most Elnmt Oil PainiMs HARRY BAUM & CO. - - - PROPRIETORS ENTIRE NEW BILL Characters by the Entire Company TO IF YOU WANT FOR THE Jerseys for Late, Misses, Children Sill, LisleTtei& Cotton Hosiery. Kill Gioves, Hamtaiiefs, Fans. its. Short Pants, its, Long Pants. c., Etc. Only $5 a Year. .Bcstnm Manaokh AMVORMENT Dikbctor Lkadeh or Ohchkhtha I.kadkk or Bhahs Band ntonio, Texas.