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JOBBERSIN Cigarc and Tobacco Aod State a genu of the A. DlLPil Factory, New Orleans. Will Receive in a few days A FULL LINE OF GOODS, ard INVITE INSPECTION. Volume V.—Number 3 1 9. CLEARING-OUT SALE! 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 all our departments, and are offering Bargains to all those in need of any thing in Dry Goods, Cloihing, Shoes, Hats, Etc. to see and be convinced that we mean what we advertise. TO ARRIVE!! One Car Upholstered Goods, new styles, very tine. One ear Chamber Suits and Novelties from Grand Rapids, unique and elegant in design and finish. Oue ear Fine, Cheap Furniture, from best makers. Erastus Reed. Geo H, Kalteyer, President ★ LONE STAR* Com'y. SAN ANTONIO. TEXAS. P. SIMMANG. A. HAMPEL Oysters, Fish and Game. Cafe Restaurants A nd-At Scholz’s Hall, Corner of Commerce and Losoya Streets. (WLunoh and Meals at all hours. Everything served in Fliat-Clara Style. Polite waiters in attendance. 7-28-6 m L. WOLFSON, OF This Establishment is now Replete with All me Novelties tor the Fall and Winter Season. Fall and Winter Silks and Satins Can be seen io Black and Colored, Plain and Brocaded. Casßimereg (black and colored), Tricots, Diagonal, Serges, etc. Camel Hair and Wool Sat eens. Velvets and Velveteens In all colors, plain and brocaded. Silk Pongees, Dress Plaids in single and double widths, and •jgFTriturnings to suit all Dress Goode.-Wt Gloves, Laces, and Fancy Goods. He is low showing the largest stock of Kid Gloves, Mite, Laces and Fancy'Goods for Ladles 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 first-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 his 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 Silks, and can he also give the greatest bargains in Clothing, Boots Shoes and Hats His stock of Fall and Winter J’lothing is the largest ever brought to Texas, and em braces, in the latest patterns. Prince Albert. Cutaway. Frock and Sack Snlts. A very large and complete stock of Ladies', Misses', Men's and Boys’ Shoes and Boots. A full line of Stetson Soft and Stiff Hats. 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. Among other goods we nnd Plush Parlor Suits. Mohair Parlor Suita, Walnut and Ash Be Lroom Suit*, Wardrobes, Chairs. Body Brussels and Ingram Carpets, Bugs, Matting, Curtains, Window Shades. Etc. Country orders filled promptly and satisfaction guaranteed. Send for samples. L. WOLFSON, Main Plaza and Acequia Street San Antonio Daily Light. JOSKE BROTHERS. Otto Koehler. Sec. and Manager. SAN ANTONIO. TEXAS, WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 13. 1886. FORTY-FIVE THOUSAND. A Fire Last Night Destroys this Amount of Property. A mar walking across Military Plaza last evening, about 9:30, suddenly shouted out "lire!” and in a tew minutes the plaza was crowded with people who saw dames bursting out from the doors of Messrs. Pitt A Meek’s grocery store, at tbe corner of Trevino street and Military Plaza. The tire spread with amazing rapidity to 1.. Eisner's clothing store, which was adjoining. Messrs. Joe Meny and Isidore Zork, of the Turner Hose Company, assisted by Charles Og den and H. Dignowity, promptly ran to the market house and brought tbe hose cart and commenced playing on the tire, by tbe time the alarm was soun ded, and did good work. When an opening in Eisner’s store was made various portions of Ibe stock was taken out and placed on the sidewalk, but the smoke and flame rendered it im possible to rescue much. The whole of tbe buildings were soon one mass of flame, and although a large quantity ot water was being poured on them, it did not seem to Lave much effect: finally however, the tire fiend was subjected, not. however, before both bouses and their contents were totally destroyed. Pitt A .Meek's loss is estimated at SW.- 000. $7OOO of which is secured by insur ance. Eisner's loss is about $lB,OOO and has $12,000 secured in companies represented by W. A. Bonynge. The buildings are the property of Mr. Hurley, of New York, and h s loss amounts, to $15,000. It is not known whether he was fully insured or not. As to the origin of the lire which destroyed $45,000 wortli of prop erty. it is not known. Some ot the neighbors state that it broke out at Eis ner’s store first, lint nothing can be as certained. Frank Starr's restaurant ad joining became unpleasantly war u. and some of his property was damaged by water. A poor Italian who keeps a fruit stand at tbe corner of Eisner's store, lest all his stock, and as he suf ferred the same loss in a similar manner some time ago, he is to be sympathized with. Fire Company No. 1 came on the scene very promptly, but Company No. 2 bad to be telephoned for by Chief Duerler to send their steamer to assist in extinguishing tbe conflagration. Snow in Galveston. Galveston, January 12.—The island ers were treated to another rare sur prise to-day. About midnight last night a light snow began to fall. Ab it ap proached daylight the little flakes ex panded, fell thicker and faster until at 7 o’clock the air was tilled with millions of shining flakes, and many youngsters witnessed for tbe first time in their mun dane existence the phenomena of a gen uine snow storm. Tbe enthusiasm was net confined to the young folks by any means, for it seeuied as if the entire pop ulation turned out this morning to enjoy the novelty. By 10 o'clock fully six inches bad fallen, and in many places it was drifted to a depth of a foot or 15 inches. Toward noon the heavens cleared, tbe atmosphere began to mod erate and a perfect carnival set in along tbe principal thoroughfares. It seemed as though every man and boy in town was engaged in tbe rough and tumble sport of snow-balling. On tbe various street corners were crowds of sturdy men, some of them in shirt sleeves, eagerly bombarding their foes acres* the street. Every few moments some daring eoldier would jump into the mid dle of the street and Instantly be met by the champion from tbe other aide, when the great crowd would witness the two combatants as they chucked snow, slush and mud all ovar the other. Finally re. cruits would coms to lbs rescue of each champion, and in a twinkling a hundred men were pitching dirty snow at each other, and. in some instances, rubbing the victim’s face so that be yelled with pain. These were tbe scenes along Tre mont street, tbe Strand and Market street. More tban one millionaire for got bis dollars to-day, and was again a boy from the cold north or frozen Ger many. For several hours tbe passage of vehicles aiong these streets was ren dered dangerous to the occupants, for it was one continuous bombardment with hard ice balls. The Bight of a po liceman was the sign for a general as sault. The oldest residents of tbe city do not remember such an unparalleled snow fall In 1844. 1862 and 1873 there were heavy snow falls here, but none equalled tbe present, and the hilarious manner in which it was spontaneously celebrated will long be remembered and spoken of as an epoch in tbe recent eventful bißtory of tbe Oleander City. Wants Money For It. Louisville, January I*2.—A special to the Courier-Journal says: A. S. Powell, a prominent young man of Robertson County. Tennessee, living near the Ken tucky line, sued Miss Maggie Flowers, a Logan County, Kentucky, belle, for breach of marriage promise at Russell ville. Ky., to-day. Powell (ays be had bought his wedding clothes anil that the marriage was to have taken place bst November 3. but Miss Flowers went back on him. and be alleges that be is all broken up and wants $lO,OOO. The par ties are all well connected, and tbe voting lady has some monev In her own right. Vote for Sherman and Thurman. Columbus. Ohio. January 12.—Each branch of the Legislature voted sepa rately to-day on a candidate for tbe Uni ted States Senate. In the Senate Hon. A. G. Thurman received 20 votes and Hon. John Sherman 17, a Democratic majority of 3. In the House. Thurman received 31 votes and Sherman 67 votes, a Republican majority of 36. The Re publican majority on‘joint ballot was 33. but all the members were not present. At noon to-morrow tbe Legislature will vote in joint convention for Senator. Did It in His Sleep. Bloomington, 111.. January 12.—Last night Mrs. Dobson, wife of James Dob son. a farmer living in Green County, was awakened by a negro farm hand, who had just split her husband's bead open with an ax. killing bim instantly. Mrs. Dobsen bad a fierce struggle with the negro as she lay In bed beside her murdered husband, but finally tbe negro fled. He was arrested to-day, and says be committed tbe deed in hls'sleep. —Every first-class dealer sells Opera Pufls cigarettes. Avoid injurious Imi tations. *4-7-lySa RECORDER’S COURT. Ten Cases Passed Upon Snow Ball Fight Notes. Tbe matinee nt the city bastile was not of long duration this morning, though lit cases were disposed of. One case, a tight, growing out of tbe prac tice of mow-balling pedestrians yester day, was before the court. From the evidence it was shown th»t Bart < Towl ber, a military plaza mercbani. mid been warned if be passed Elmendorf's corner, on Main plaza, in- would b. pelted He prepared for the fray by arming himself witli a mi ntier of snow balls. and when the tun commeined lie was "there.” After expending nil bis ammunition he thought lie sa ' a piece of iron fly by his head, and saw 11 Deb ring, the porter for Elmendorf, holding up a barrel as if about to throw it nt him. The uitin was only protecting bis bead from the battle, and when Burt spoke to him in English, he replied in German, which Bart did not uniters mol and replied in good Irish to the German by giving him a terrible blow on Ins face with bls list. Both parties were ar rested, but when the Recorder heard the evidence this morning, he promptly di— missed both cases, ns lie was satisfied it was only a misunderstanding growing out of the prevailing fun of yesterday. Selig Deutsehman. the saloon man re cently arrested for alleged receiving id stolen goods from the Gonzales bur glars was engaged in a wordy war witn a drunken Mexican named Jesu. Hernandez. Seilg struck tbe Mexican and was timd $5. Jesus was lined $5 tor being drunk. Botti sides were satisfied, paid the Captain, and de parted. J. 1". Carrol was taken out of a barrel house on the corner of Dolorosa street, last night, for being disorderly. He swore he would make a test case ofit and submitted quietly to arrest, and was dismissed this morning as soon ns the Recorder heard the evidence. James Pallmer was acquitted of the charge of striking John Baptiste by the evidence of Baptiste himself. John Morgan, a mischievous little dar key, was fined $5 "or throwing stones nt Kate Moigan. 11. Johnson tilled up on intoxicants yesterday to prevent the snow from un desmlning his constitution, and was ••run in” by an officer for lying upon the street. He was fined $5. Frederico Leal is charged with using insulting language toone George Spring. The ease comes up to-morrow morning NOTES. Recorder Shields looked none the worse for his battles with the snow bal lista yesterday. The exercise seemed to have a very salutary effect upon City Attorn* y Newton. Captain Juan Cardenas. Assistant Marshal, was up early this morn ng, try ing to thaw b’uiself out from standing in the cold w ith hie men last night at the tire, guarding the stock saved from Eisner's store Captain Sliardein looked a little sleepy from staying up so late at the fire. Officer Joe Wilkin brought in :i drunken Mexican just after court, with whom he had quite a wrestle withat the corner of Avenue D and Alamo Plaza. Reagan on the Silver Question. Washington. January 12.—The House then, on motion of Reagan, of I'exas, went into committee of the whole (Mr. Blount, of Georgia, in the chair) for con sideration of the President’s message. Reagan took the floor with a long and carefully prepared speech upon tbe financial question, advocating a double standard ot value, condemning the na tional banking system, and arguing in favor of applying a portion of the sur plus in the treasury to the gradual pay ment of tbe public debt. He earnestly combatted a proposition to suspend the coining ef the silver dollar, maintaining that sueh course would have the effect of making a few more millionaires and adding largely to the army of tramps and paupers He ridiculed the dire prophesies which were made by the ad vocates of tbe single standard as to the result of the continued coinage of silver, and quoted from statistics to show that so far from the prophesy made at the time of the passage of the Bland act, that the gold would pour out of the treasury, having been verified, tbe con trary was the truth. It would be found, he contended, that gold had been com ing in and silver bad been going out He denounced the sell me for the de monetization of silver as a crime against right. decency, humanity and civilisa tion. It was the duty of the Democratic party to protect the people against this canning and wicked scheme of robbery, in order to protect them, he would pro vide for tbe fne and unlimited coinage of silver, and would issue silver certifi cates on all deposits of silver coin or bullion. He would then amend the specie resumption act so as to repeal tbe reservation of the $100,000,000 legal ten der notes, and would provide for the re servation of $50,000,000. He would re quire tbe Secretary of the Treasury to pay out silver as lie does gold and to pay out all above $50,000,000 n serve and re duce the principal of the public debt to that extent. He would provide that no more national banka should be chartered and that when tbe charters of thosa now existing expired the circulation thus called in should be replaced by the issue of United States treasury' notes. He profoundly regretted there should be difference's within the Democratic party on the silver question. Tbe President, in his message, and the Secretary of the Treasury, in bis report, had taken states manlike views of many questions, but on this question be could not agree with them. He must follow tbe traditions and principles of the Democratic party, and uphold the interests of the people. Tbe Democratic party was now on trial The Republican party had been turned out of power because it had abandoned tbe people on all great questions, such as tarift. inter-state commerce, and coinage of silver, and bad betrayed its trust to the money pow ers. Tbe Democratic party had come into power because it had resisted this course. Now leading Democrats were found asking that Democrats as a party take upon this question tbe very posi tion that bad led to tbe downfall of the Republican party. Would it do this? If it did. Democrats ought to all join the Rei übllcan party, for on this question there would be no difference between tbe two parties If it did, the Demo cratic party ought to cease to exist. It had been tbe party of the people, resist ing monopoly al' through its history and defending and protecting the rights of the people. It it should ever become a defender of monopolies and corporations and money kings, as against tbe rights of the people, it would cease to be the Democratic party and tbe people would have to look elsewhere for tbe guardian ship. protection and defense of their rights. SCHOOL BOARD. The First Meeting of the Year Routine and New Business. The City School Board held a meeting yesterday afternoon in the office of Su perintendent Smith, at which a good deal of business of importance and minor necessity was transacted. Mayor Callaghan was present, as were also Aldermen Belknap. Smye and Gal lagher and Superintendent Smith. Ab sent. Alderman Hambleton Superintendent Smith bro ght forwanl his report of the result of the recent ex aminations of applicants forposlti. ns as teachers in the new school buildings. I lie report showed (lint nine had passed Ilie examinations. The report was adopted and the Superintendent in structed to Issue certificates to those w ho passed The matter of the selection and as signment of teachers to tbe new schools from Ihor persons bolding certificates wu placed in the hands of the Superin tendent I'he appointment anil assignment id janitors fortbe new schools whs also left to the Superintendent. i'he resignation of Mies Jean King was read, and on mo ion. accepted. Iler position Ims not yet been tilled. Superintendent Smith bus received several applications for the principal ships of the ditierent hew schools, which he also has power Io act upon. I'he Superintendent brought up the question of tbe necessity of providing each room in the public schools with ii clock. He was directed to bring in bls report of the number needed City Assessor G. Fresh will be re quested to divide the city into regular school districts, including the new schools. I'he salaries of principals for the new schools were fixed at $75 per month. I'he sum of $lOO was .appropriated tor the placing of some partitions In the 11 igh school, io construct German and Spanish cla'S rooms. A resolution was adopted requesting I lie < ity < oiimil to authorize the .Mayor to call for bids for the construction of sidewalks in torn of school property. II Sieberman was appointed janl'or for the High School, vice Volz, dis missed. The Board then adjourned Stanford on Silver and Paper. Washington. January 12.—Senator Le land Stanford, of California, in conver sation on tbe general subject of national finance, spoke of silver money as tbe people’s money and of paper as the banker’s money. Briefly illustrating the thought, he said that by the labor of tbe people silver wan gotten out of the earth anil labor was expended on it at every stage of the various processes to which il was subjected between the mine and mint, nnd that when coined and stumped it circulated mainly among the people, among those whose financial atluirs were not so extensive as to require bank ae counts. On the other hand, paper money, especially national bank notes, was ob tained by bankers with bonds. It was bankers’ money in contradistinction from silver, because it was made for banks, issued by banks, based on bonds, represented little expenditure of labor, and did not. like silver coins, find its chief avenue of circulation among the people. Ohio Legislature. Columbus, Ohio, January 12.— Tbe Committee on Priviliges and Elections of the House of Representatives this morning reported a resolution to unseat tbe Democratic members from Hamil ton C»unty. An amendment was of fered providing for a hearing to be ac corded the unseated members. The original resolution was adopted under a demand for the previous question. Ihe seats were then declared vacant amid the greatest confusion. In the midst of a howling mob tbe nine Re publican members came forward and were sworn in by tbe Speaker, and cheered by the Republicans and jeered by the Democrats. The Speaker or dered the Democratic members to turn over tbe keys of their desks. The action of to-day is ample assurance for the election of Sherman, and will give him 21 majority on joint ballot in tbe two branches to-morrow. The Repressed Small Boy. "Little boy,” said a gentleman, ‘ why do yon carry that umbrella over your head? It's not raining.” “Nop ” “And the sun is not shining.” “Nop." “Then why do you carry It?” “Cause when it rains ps wants it. and when the sun shines ma wants it, an' it’s only when It’s this kinder weilder that 1 can git ter use it at all.”—Shoe and Leather Re porter. Little Fla«en-Hair's Prayer. A blue-eyed, flaxen-hair d darling, while saying her pray rs, the other night, concluded, suddenly, to ask a blessing upen her two uncles. It so happened that she bad seen one of tbe latter but li<lie, and was not very fa miliar with bis name, and thia is what she said: “Oh! Dod. pease bess Uncle Dim an' —an' (forgetting the name) dat other feller. Uncle Dim's butber.”—[Exchange. A Remarkable Dream. Twenty ago George W. Simp son, of Vermont, dreamed that be would meet a violent death at the bands ot a locomotive. Ten days ago. on the 20th anniversary of bis remarkable dream, be was walking on the track of the Ver mont Central Railroad, when a wild en gine approached him from the rear, and the awful dream of 20 years' standing would have come true bad not George W. got out of the engine's way. It is truly remarkable how many strange oc currences one hears of.—Sam. Tornado Wisdom. A western man who has lived among tornadoes ail his life, who was raised with them, as it were, says that is easy to distinguish a tornado from an ordi nary blow. A cyclone or tornado north of tbe equator always comes from tbe southwest. Its first appearance is that of a local cloud. It always comes when tbe temperature is low. It is nothing more than an electric storm. The earth refuses to receive the electricity that is constantly being generated, anil it accu mulates in a mass. When the cloud ex tends from one side of the horizon to the other, there is no danger of a cyclone. FASHION —THEATRE— SIMMS & SAMUELS. ----- PROPRIETORS W /VIM A.NTONIO TEXAS w. H SIMM.' Business Manager i । Amcskmkmt Dihectoh THEO. HAND Leadeh or Ohchestha < HAS GKOEHI, .Leaiieh or Bhasr Band •*" THE ONLY VARIETY THEATRE IN THE CITY! THE PEOPLE’S FAVORITE RESORT. win Wl \KE 'I < I BBBFI I. The m<»M comiortable theatre. The lM*«t entertainment. .The cheapest privet. The best man aged. Then»«»M popular amiiM-ment report in tlie Southwest. The talk of the town ami envy of opposition. G-eneeal .ZLiDiMiisaioisr, 25 Cts- NEW FACES TO-NIGHT — MR. JAMES NEARY, MISS LIZZIE SHELTON. I MISS ADA STANWOOD, A Irish Comedian rtouhrette and VoonUst. I erio <'Sonne V<»ealist. PROGRAMME TO-NIGHT—JANU The |m Tforiiiaitet u ill commence wit h mu Monster S|Mx*inity Tournament, headed by the Arti-t*. 2-BU RTONS-2—Johnny and Lottie. Plantation Sketch Ai ti*!-. in tin ir‘oi iginal Plantation Sketch, entitled, “OrK BVKHY Host,” I nt riMhiciim Uitti«" character pict me «>t the unculth at cd Southern Negro Girl,also Caiup Meet* mu llviiitiM, Banjo Solo**, Etc. X B Note the keen in-ighl of Negro idiom-* [miwm-m-wml by Miss Lottie Burton. She is mo gn*at that tht audivnot are often inclined t«» iatlievt t hat 'he m a man dt«-'-ed up in woman’* clothing, but we asMijn- our patrons that ouch is not the case. I it it MppeHlHnc*' of MISS LIZZIE SHELTON! The Iwwitching emlHxliment of grace and merit. First Hp|M ;O IHICC of MR. JAMES NEARY! In his original way of doing Irish Songs and Dances. In Motto Songs _ - - MISS SUSIE STOKES First appearance ot MISS ADA STANWOOD! Direct from the Metropolis, in the Latest Successes. OVKKTCKK DIB HESTBA Jium-M Neary’s laughable act, vntith*d SUBLIME TO THE RIDICULOUS! .lam«*s N(*ary, la*w Baker. Wm "mm i. Mi-- Howard. OVKHTCKE . j .. ... HESTBA Serio-Come Gems Miss Susie Stokes Ninth an<l last we< k of th< Bard of the HoutH, HARRY MACARTHY, l ive minutcM with the different nations—English, Irish. Scotch, Dutch and Yankee anecdotes. Patriotic song •Gen (ieo. < iiHter,' written and eomjioaed by Harry .Macarthy. Maearthy at Home, in hi- rapid change- of tM»tn costume and dialect. In which he challenges the world, character An English Exquisite. Dashing Swell of the First Water. Medley Song—“ Hand - Hoim- Harry. ' written and arranged by Harry Macartht Character—Mary McAlpine, a i>oor Scotch lassie in search <d her lover Doleful Ballad "The Apple Woman's lament,'’written bj Harr> Macarth.v < Imracter Humphrey Dobbins, a Yorkshire lad. green as a gourd and up to his c) es in love. A lb gulni Yorkshire Song “Gee Whoa Dobbin.” irdlMß AND BID HIM Again w« have the Bewitching Vocalist, MISS ADA STANWOOD! The Popular, - - - - - - - - - MISS LIZZIE SHELTON Engagement Extraordinary!—The Great Japanese Juggler— tfe* The wonder of the 19th Century. Producing more Original and Diffi cult Tricks than any other Artist in his line. Don’t fail to see him. <>\ I.BTI Rl'. Five Minute* Intermission ORCHfcHTRA The performance will conclude with John Burton’s luuigliabie Afterpiece, entitled CONFUSIONS! mi: BW \\ JOHN Bl BTOM Philip Slattery James Nearj | Mr*. Swan . Annie Howard otto GroiiM-mire . .. U-w Bakri . Mr*. Slattery Ixittle Burton Other characters by the company, NEW FACES EVERY WEEK. DON’T f GO Wolf & Marx* BUY ANTIQUITIES. TO We are Not Selling Old and Shelf-Worn, Out-of- Style Goods, but New and Desirable Articles in Plenty. Special Importations HOLIDAYS. Fine Dress Goods, Silis, Satins and Velvets, Cloais and Wraps of all kinds. 500 Boys’ Su 500 Boys’ Sui Overcoats, Et WOLF &u Corner Commerce and Alamo Sts. SCHOLZ’S Garden)* A FIRST-CLASS RESORT FOR FAMILIES. HEATED BYoSTEAM FREE CONCERTS Every Wednesday and Saturday Evenings, and a Special Free Concert Every Sunday, from 4 to 1 1 p. m. First-Class Bar Ro?m, Restaurant and Billiard-Root" Mached. PROMPT AND POLITE ATTENTION GUARAVH LD. Alamo Street L N.do QUESNAY, JR. & CO., Gw and Wco At f. :q Paces 3 West Commerce. TO IF YOU WANT FOR THE Jerseysfor Ladies, Bisses, Children. Silt, Lisle Thread & Cotton Hosiery. Kii Gloves, Haodierchiefs, Fan. its. Short Pants, its, Long Pants. Etc. - - - - San Antonio, Texas. Only $5 a Year. RY 11, 12 and 13.