OCR Interpretation

San Antonio daily light. [volume] (San Antonio, Tex.) 1886-1907, January 15, 1886, Image 1

Image and text provided by University of North Texas; Denton, TX

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86090439/1886-01-15/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

L. N. du QUESNAY, JR. & CO,
Cigarc and Tobacco
Aihl State Agents of the
A. DELPIT Factory. New Orleans.
Will Receive in a few days
Volume V.—Number 32 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 all our departments, and
are offering Bargains to all those in need of any
thing in
Dry Goods, Clothing. Shoes, Hats, Ele.
to see and be convinced that we mean what w<
Geo. H. Kalteyer, President - Otto Koehler. Sec. and Manager
BrewingTW” Com’y.
Oue C:ir Upholstered Goods,
new styles, very fine.
One eur Chamber Suits find
Novelties from Grand Rapids,
unique and elegant in design
and finish.
One car Fine, ('heap Furnituie,
from best makers.
Erastus Reed
Oysters, Fish and Game.
Cafe Restaurants
And At
Scholz’s Hall, Corner of Commerce and Losoya Streets.
and Meals at all hours. Everything served in First-* Ta r « Style.
Polite waiters in attendance. 7-2S-6m
of fashion/
This Establishment is now Replete with AU the Novelties for the
Fall and Winter Season.
Fall and Winter Silks and Salins
Can be seen in Black and Colored, Plain and Brocaded. Cassimeres (black
and colored), Tricots, Diagonals, 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
IST Trimmings to suit all Dress
Gloves, Laces, and Fancy Goods.
He is now showing the largest stock of Kid Gloves. Mits, 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 • iVliliinery
All 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 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 be also give the greatest bargains in
Clothing, Boots Shoes and Hats
His stock of Fall and Winter Clothing is the largest ever brought to Texas, and em
braces, in the latest patterns, Prince Albert. Cutaway. Frock and Rack Suits.
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.
Also a full stock of Gentlemen's Furnishing Goods.
His Furniture Department Is complete with Household Gnod*. and he will suit everybody
in this line. A mongot her goods we find Plush Parlor Sults. Mohair Parlor Suits, Walnut and
Ash Bedroom Suits, Wardrobes, Chairs, Body Brussels and Ingrain Carpets, Hugs. Mat ing.
Curtains, Window Shades. Etc. Country orders tilled promptly and satisfaction guaranteed.
Send for samples.
IZoin P:2Z3 nrd Z equia Street
San Antonio Daily Light.
They Take Their Trial for the
Murder of Young Russell.
Excitement in the District Court One
Witness Fined $5OO Description
of Accused Their Antecedents.
About SCO or 400 people bud assembled
in the District Court thin morning,
some of them prospective jurors, others
witnesses, but the great bulk consisting
of spectators who had been drawn by
the morbid curiosity that usually at
tracts people to anything outside the
law of nature, ami possibly this is never
more obvious than when a man or
woman appear before a tribunal charged
with the crime of murder. To day is
the day fixed when Cliff Cook and Lily
Gibson take their trial for the murder ol
young Russell at the latter's bagnio
I'he facts of this tragedy are still fresh
in the recollection of the readers of the
Light, and the circumstances of the
crime, being peculiar, considerable in
terest is excited in the community as to
its ultimate result.
At 10 o’clock two deputy sherifls led
the two prisoners into court, and imme
diately commotion took place among
lhe crowd ; even the legal fraternity
displayed curiosity at the appear
ance of the accused. Lily Gibson en
tered slowly, and her features, which
are regular and prepossessing, were
those of a woman who was about 20 or
2S years of age. Her face was deadly
pale, the pallor of it being heightened
by the black bonnet and costu t e she
wore. Ciitl Cook, who Is alleged to
have been the principal in the murder.
Is about 2S or 30 years of age. Hi-fea
tures are small and bis build is slight,
giving one the impression that he is ol
delicate constitution. He was almost as
pale ns his companion. Both of them
were perfectly composed. After a short
conversation with .Mr. M. G. Anderson,
who together with his brother. T. 11.
Anderson, and Hon. A. J. Evans, are
their counsel, Lily Gibson expressed a
desire for a glass of water, which was
brought her, both she and Clitl < ook
sipping a few drops of it. Another hum
of excitement was presently heard,
which was caused by the appearance of
Judge Noonan ascending to his judicial
bench. District Attorney George Pas
chal and Major T. T. Teel, who repre
sent the State, at this juncture rose and
approached Sheriff Nat Lewis, and soon
after the sheriff began calling in sonor
otis tones the names of the various wit
nesses for the prosecution and defence.
Some delay occurred, owing the chief
prosecuting witness not answering to
his name; this was Mr. Jones, who was
with young Russell on Ihe fatal night
he met his sad death. Soon how
ever, he made his appearance, and
immediately he did so. Judge Noon
an summoned him before him, and after
delivering a severe reprimand, lined the
tardy witness $5OO. The defendant's
counsel informed his honor that one of
their chief witnesses, named Breeding,
bad not been served and was not in
town, they therefore begged for a con
tinuance, the Sherif stated however
that Breeding would come into the city
on a freight train in an hour or so and
the State urging they were ready and
anxious for a trial to-day. the petition
for continuance was net granted, the
Judge decidingto postpone the trial un
til 12 o’clock. The courtroom then was
quickly cleared of its occupants. Pub
lic opinion appears to be decided!}' inim
icabie to the accused and a firm convic
tion that Cliff Cook's neck is in jeopardy
is deep-seated in the mind of the com
From Mr. C. 11. Jaques, of St. Louis,
the following brief particulars of the
prisoners’ antecedents were gained.
Cliff Cook and his brother. George Cook,
lived with their parents in the Twenti
eigbth Ward, of the ( ity of St. Louis,
their father being in the wine business.
Cliff Cook, as a boy. was remarkable for
his intelligence and exemplary charac
ter. and for some years attended the
Cote-brilliant school, of which Mr. Sam
Cuppies was Superintendent, and he
was one of the most attentive scholars
in the bible class, which Mr. Jaques,our
informant used to bold at that in
stitution. His deviation from the
path of rectitude was as sud
den as unexpected, be simply
left his home and went gambling
During the early years of his gambling,
he contracted an acquaintan-e with Lily
Gibson, who was then one of the young
est and prettiest inmates of Kate Gib
son's well known bagnio in St. Louis,
Kate Gibson having taken Lily to serve
her vile purposes at the age of 15. Cliff
Cook becoming enamored of the pretty
LHy finally married her. Their married
life, however, was not altogether a hap
py one. and they were divorced. After
the separation Lily Gibson came to
Texas and ultimately settled in San An
tonio and became proprietress of Ihe
"maison de joie” she now occupies.
CligCook's fortunes were as variable as
the life of a gambler usually is; be not
only became poor but liis health
failed him, and he had to seek
"fresh woods and pastures new" to
regain it. He came south and reached
this city where gambling was then in
its “palmy” days. Once more he met
his divorced wife, and their relations
were renewed and a second marriage
took place, after which Cliff Cook pro
ceeded with his gambling and Lily Gib
son continued the nefarious traffic,
which has brought them into their
present difficulty.
George Cook, the brother of Cliff
Cook, is the chief clerk at the Barnum
Hotel. St. Louie, and Is now in the city
watching the trial of his brother and
sister-in-law, and to learn its ultimate
Later: Since writing the above, the
Court reconvened at 12 o'clock and af
ter a little preliminary business the
Court was adjourned till'3 o’clock.
Will all Strike.
Nov Yokk. January 14.—Toe applica
tion of the live New York branches of
the Cigar-makers’ International Union
of America to the main body for author
ity to strike against the proposed reduc
tion in prices, was approved hv the In
ternational Union yesterday afternoon.
As soon as the decision was received, a
sub-committee of the general strike com
mittee waited on the flrm of Levi Bros,
and demanded a return to the old prices.
This was refused, and the men of this
factory will strike to-day. The ( igar
maker’s International Unions of the
city have called a mass meeting of the
trade for Friday night. The strikers are
confident of victory.
— Every flrst-elasa dealer sells Dpi ra
Puffs cigarettes. Avoid injurious imi
tations. «r 7 lv>s
He Addteites the Members of the Ohio
Cent Mut a, Ohio, January IL—Senator
She man arrived from V. ashington over
the Baltimore and Ohio road.at 4 o'clock
this afternoon, and was met by the Leg
islative Committee and escorted to the
House of Representatives, w here, in the
presence of the members of both
branches and a large audience of inter
ested spectators he was formally wel
comed, in an address, by Hon. George
Washburn. Mr. Sherman replied in quite
a lengthy speech, in which he returned
thanks for the renewed honor and con
fidence of having been again elected to
the office of United States Senator from
Ohio. In the course of bis remarks, ad
dressing himself Io the Members of the
Legislature as a body, he said the time
lias arrived when there ought to be au
entire revision in the election laws of
Ohio. The time has arrived when both
political parties shoo Id address them
selves to this que-tion. and prevent
fraudulent voting. “For myself. I could
never see why, in State affairs, politics
should be brought into play. It Is dif
ferent with great national questions. In
State affairs, you should be patriotic,
regardless of political affiliations, and
regard this question from the same
standpoint. it is very apparent
that there might be a general
revision of our laws. i'he occur
rences which have happened re
cently should convince men of all polit
ical opinions that a radical change
should be made. I a'so feel the impor
tance of your legislating upon the tem
perance question. There is agrowing
sentiment in every State in this Union
that certain laws ought to be passed to
prevent the evils growing out of traffic
in intoxicating liquors Thia question
ought not to assume a political charac
ter. The Legislature ol Ohio should ad
dress itself to this question, and enact
wise laws, going as far as is consistent
with the rights of citizens. If you will
not lay party aside and represent the
people, a higher power will bring about
this legislation. There is one other
question 1 desire to call to your atten
tion—that is. the labor. The devision
of capital and labor is dependent upon
the law of supply and demand. Yon
ought to legislate so as to secure to the
laborer, as far as law can go. the highest
wages and the advantages of social life.
Laboring men are the foundation upon
which all superstructures are reared.
I'he great body of people are laboring
men. Therefore the first duty of legis
lators is to look after the advancement
of the laboring class of the country.
Give them an opportunity to make their
way jin the world. Secure to them all
the advantages of education, without
distinction of race, creed, color or any
thing else. Above all. secure to them
an equal advantage in their contest with
A Girl's Revenge.
There was an exciting little cow hiding
scene at one of the hotels at Palestine
the other night. A painter bad been
paying attention to a respectable young
servant girl who refused to marry him.
It is said that he then began circulating
false reports about her character, claim
ing among other things that lie had se
duced her. Last night several gentle
men boarding nt the hotel assured the
young girl that they would stand by her
if she desired to redress her w rongs. A
heavy cow hide was procured and the
young man was invited into the parlor.
No sooner bad he entered than the re
venging rawhide fell mercilessly upon
his back, shoulders and face Knowing
that resistance was useless, he took his
castigation without a word or move
ment. and will probably hesitate before
be slanders another womaa again.
A Descent from Thoughts Poetic.
it was one of those delightful Septem
ber mornings that strayed over into No
vember. The light autumnal haze of
Indian summer was sleeping on the hill
tops, only to be invigorated with the
colors of the riling sun. Rosalind Mc-
Gush, aroused by the matin song that
arose from the poultry yard, parted the
curtains and looked forth upon the
scene. “What a gorgeous morning. ‘Ob,
why should 1 he chained to this hum
drum sphere. I will seize my pen and
pour forth melodious verse in honor of
this day of the gods.”
“Rosy?” came a sharp call from the
foot of the stairs. "Come down and fry
the buckwheats, right away ”
And from thoughts poetic to deeds do
mestic Rosalind descended. —[ Hartford
Sol Smith Russell Caught.
Mr. Sol Smith Russell tells how he re
cently renewed an acquaintance with
Mr Otlo Schnelgarten, of Milwaukee.
Schnelgarten set up the beer, and pres
ently he said:
“Let me see. Sol, you oond me vas
aboud the same age. ain't ii? How old
voa you anyway?”
“1 am 37 vears old,” replied Mr. Rus
“Acb, gome now—dot vos a choke!"
insisted Schnelgarten, smiling skepti
“No,” protested Mr. Ruserll, “1 was
born in 1843.”
“in eighdeen forty-eight, eh?” cried
Schnelgarten. "Get oud ! 1 gatch you
now—you told me dot den years ago!”
— [Chicago News.
Sound Logic.
A rather shiftless sort of a fellow, who
hangs around the saloons of a Texas
town, was asked:
■'Why don’t you marry and settle
“Well. I’ve got my reasons for it. The
woman I want to marry must have lots
of money, and be smart, but when I find
a woman who teas money, and who is
willing to marry me. her willingness to
marry me is positive proof to my mind
that she is stupid, and then, of course,
she don’t suit me. I want a smart wo
man for a wife.”—[Texas Siftings.
■ — ♦ ♦
Cigarmakers on a Strike.
New York. January 14.—According to
an order of the Cigariuakers’ Interna
tional union, 500 men went on a strike
to-day in the factory ot Levi Bros. The
trouble that led to this action was ths
adoption of a uniform rate of prices,
with which the employes in the factories
controlled by the association are diwat
isfled. The union ordered Levi Bros.’
employes to strike ns a test case, be
cause if one mnnu'ncturer yields the
others will do likewise, providing the
ass eiath n s<> orders.
Judge D. C. Robinson’s Vass m Ans
wer to the E*pre
’i'he Express asks, "if -liver is the
money of the people; why not issue sil
ver to tlie-ni instead of silver certifi
cates?” Does the Government issue
money Io the people, just ns it issues
rations to its soldiers? The Express
ought to know better. The Express
ought to know that, however plenty
money is, that a man can not get any un
less he has something to sell or pledge
in payment of Ids daily labor, and that
the silver has first to be deposited with
ihe Government before the certificate is
issued. Again, "if the Government
stamp on So cents wortli of silver makes
it worth Het cents in gold, why not that
stamp on a piece of paper make it worth
as much.'’’ I'he Express ought to know
that the Government stamp on the
pieces of paper, known as greenbacks,
makes them as good as gold; if it doesn’t
know it let it take a greenback to the
banks and see.
The Government stamp upon its bonds
makes them wortli a premium of
103 up to 121. If the Express
don’t know it let it look nt
daily quota!ions of the value of United
States bonds. And why is it? because
the full faith and credit of the Govern
ment is pledged for their payment.
There is no gold or silver especially
deposited for their redemption: whereas
the 4124 grains of silver stamped by the
Government of the value of lilt) cents is
depreciated by the Government Itself,
by Its official action—by the arbitrary
rule of the .’secretary of'the Treasury—
without warrant of law — paying the
bondholders in gold and declaring silver
unworthy of redeeming such privileged
claims. Did it ever occur to the Ex
press that when the Government coins
a piece of gold ami stamps It of the
value of a dollar, that It is not a dollar
of the value of UK) cents, but that it is
worth one doller and twenty cents; that
when the bondholder presents his bond
of SItXXL face value, to the (secretary of
the Treasury tor redemption, that be
receives $l2OO dollars therefor, a
bond, too, payable in the cur
rency of the country, that Is
w hen the bond was issued also by a
subsequent act of Congress payable in
coin, gold or silver.
The- bondholder tells Mr. Secretary,
speaking for the gold bugs, we don’t
care whether you stop the coinage of
silver or not, you may purchase 2.000,-
000 of bullion each month or 10.000.00 u
if you like, so long ns you continue to
pay us our interest and principal in gold,
so long as you don’t compel us to take
that vulgar silver you receive for cus
toms. The more you depreciate silver
the better for us. We have hoarded our
gold and when we want more our bonds
will bring it. Stop the coinage of silver
and we w ill buy the bullion. Ihe silver
dollars already coined, not being re
ceived for customs, will be further de
preciated. so when I come aga'n to see
you, you will pay me $l5OO instead of
$l2OO for my slooo bond. So it matters
not to us what the legislation of Con
gress may be so long as you continue to
pay us gold, so long as the Government
makes a distinction in its coins, we will
take advantage of it.
Silver being the money of the people,
the money which they rescue for their
products, their corn and wheat, their
cattle and their hogs, and the labor of
their hands, and its depreciation being
recognized by the administration, why
don't they, it desirious of equalizing the
valnea of the two coins, set the example
by using silver for any and all purposes'
The credit of the I nlted States Gov
ernment is a power—the full faith and
credit of the Government given to the
silver dollar will restore its va'ue. and
that faith and credit can only be shown
satisfactorily to the people by the ad
ministration. through its Secretary of
the Treasury recognizing the face value
of the silver dollar in all the transac
tions ot the Government. D. C. IL
Will Be Present*
Bkki.is. January IL—Contrary to the
advice of Ids physician. Emperor Wil
liam intends to be present at the opening
of ihe Prussian diet to-dav .
Wauts Dynamiters Flogged
Loxpox, January IL— Sir Herbert E.
Maxwell, conservative member of par
liament for Wiglernshire. intends to
again introduce a bill for the Hopping of
<1 vnnmiters.
Telephone Suits
Wasiiisgiox, January 14.—Secretary
Lamar lias sent to the Attorney General
a communication expressing Ills opinion
I hat suit should be brought in the name
of the United States, to test the validity
of Bell’s original telephone patent.
Will Prosecute.
W asiiixihon, January 14.—1 n reply to
a letter from ex-Delegate Downey, of
Wyoming, in behalf of a prominent cat
tleman of that territory, against whom
proceedings have been recommended to
compel the movement of fences main
tained by him enclosing public lands,
requesting that proceedings Jbe post
poned until spring, the Assistant Com
missioner of the general land office has
written denying the request, and stat
ing that it is the Intention of the land of
fice to prosecute such proceedings as
rapidly as possible, and to continue
them until unlawful enclosure has been
removed fiom public lands.
A Total Wreck.
Galveston, January 14.—The ship
William, which went ashore five miles
down the island In Tuesday night’s gale,
was visited to-day by a committee of
survey from the board of marine under
writers, but they were unable to reach
the vessel, which is now firmly imbed
ded in the sand and will prove a total
loss. Captain Journeay. who, with his
crew, abandoned the ship yesterdav, is
the principal owner of the William. The
vessel was built nt Yarmouth, N. S., in
1874, at a cost of $55,000, and was valued
at $35,000 at the time of her loss. She
was insured for only $30,000. The ill
fated ship is a 1000 tons registry, and
was in ballast from Havre for a cargo of
cotton when driven ashore. No effort
will probably be made to recover her.
Auction Sale of City Lots
Saturday morning January IG, nt 10 a.
m., on Military plaza. Lots in each
ward will be offered and sale continue
every morning until sold. Titles per
fect nnd taxes paid.
It Mai. Wbarton. Auctioneer.
■ ii simms .Bi amm mui igi a
IHHo. H \X D Lf.uirk or Orchkhtka
< II \ s GROI 81. Lr H»n< or Brahh Bwd
lli « mu'. i i.iblc (Inui if. Th.-bcM cnK-rta nimut. Thr uln i|H >t pricrM. The ImM tnan
ju-i.I. Tlh iiio-i |»<«pii ar .iinu»fiueiit report in th«* Southwest. The talk of
the It>u n un<l vnt yof (ip|MwHiofi.
m ilm imuic. w ill conum-ncv w ith 1 h«- liiughalilc m-1. rntitk'd
Baker. Neary, Buiion, Mi*« Howard.
hi Motto Songs - MISS SUSI E STOK ES
Hr I Ulrl-
2-BURTONS-2— Johnny and Lottie.
riiti.i.i! ion >k< t< Ii ArfiM-. m their oriKinal I’liintation Sketch, entitled, “Orx Ha.w Home,"
I m rodnciii j l.oftir * cliHractcr pK-tine ot the iincuitix uted Sou I Im in Negro <airl.aiM>< nmp Mwt ■
Illg Hy nib'. Banjo Solo-, Etc.
X B Xi>te the kiN*n insight of Negi** I lioni* t>y Mina Lnttic Burton. She in f»o
great that the nudien<*<* are often ln< lined to believe that she Iwa man dres*M*d up in womans
dot Id ny. I.nt a <• ii"me q.ir thm Mich in not lh«»
First npp« HraiH*« of
The bewitching emliodlmeiit of gnu’c nnd n.erif.
X nth and hv«i week of the Bard of flit South,
Five miuutci with the different nations Eng!iwh, Irisb. Scutch, Dutch and Yankee anecdote*.
Pat riot ic ooiig ’Gen Gin. < iimii . ' written and com pi wed bj Harry Macurthy. Mucarthy nt
Koine, in hi*, raidd chiingoM ot tadh costume and dmlci-t. In w hich he challenge- the world.
< lianicti । An English E\ipii-ite. Im-hing ''well ol the First Water. Me<lle\ Song—" Hand
soon Nuix writ t on and arranged bi Hai i v Macnithv < liara<*ter—Mary McAlpim*, a |MM>r
Scotch Ihm-ic in search ot h®r lover iH.'efnl Ballad - ‘ The Apple Woman'* I.anient." w ritten
F\ llari.v Maearlli). < haradei Humphrey Dobbin-, a Yorkshire lad. green n-agoutdand
put ii hi- i-v- in love. \ Regular York shire-Song "(ice W Ima Dobbin. ’
Direct from the Metropoli-, in the Latest
OVER I t RE Fiv< Miiuiti - Intermis-i<>n . <»R< HESTRA
Serio-Comic Gems Miss Susie Stokes
I ii -i ap|M*arance ot
In hi* original miy of doing Irish Songs and Dances.
Annin w • hm c the Bi w itching X’lwitb*!,
In Banjo Solo*, hit reducing nt hi- late-t buccpsm**.
The Popular. - -- -- - - _ _ MISS LIZZIE SHELTON
Ii ifi im ill I\ 11 aordimit v ! I lie Grout .Lipam-sc Juggler—
The* wonder of the 19th Century, Producing more Original and Diffi
cult Tricks than any other Artist in his line. Don’t fall to see him.
“EERTI l.'l _ <ll {I 111 -| I; ;
The |.i !< i mat.ee w ill com Indi wit h John Burton Laughable Aft* iple«*e, eidit!<*|
mb \x John bfbtox
Philip 'l i'o-ix Jame- Near) , Mi- Swan Annie Howard
«Ui<> <■l-011-0:1111 D W Baker Mr* Slattery . I<ottie Burton
• >t her chai actors by the <*ompan> ,
Wolf & Marx-
We are Not Selling Old and Shelf-Worn. Out-of-
Style Goods, but New and Desirable
Articles in Plenty.
Special Importations
Fine Dress Goods,
Silts, Satins aii Velvets,
Gloats and Wraps of all ilads.
500 Boys' Suits. Short Pants.
500 Boys' Suits, Long Pants.
Overcoats. Etc., Etc.
Corner Commerce and Alamo Sts.
Every Wednesday and Saturday Evenings, and a Special Free
Concert Every Sunday, from 4 to 1 l p. m.
First Cliss Bar-Pooj], R» shirant nnd BiJiiard Room Attached
Alamo Street, ------ San Antonio, Texas.
L M. du QUESNAY, JR. & CO.,
Cim and Tobacco
Al Faut'ry Prices
3 West Commerce.
Jmejs for Ladies, Hisses, Cbilta.
Sill, Lisle Tlireah Cotton Hosier;.
Kid Gloves, Haoilercliiefs, Fans.
Only $5 a Year.

xml | txt