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jobbers in Cigars and Tobacco Ar.d State ? <cnts <»f the A. DELPIT Factory, New Orleans. Will Receive in a few days A FULL LINE OF GOODS, and INVITE INSPECTION Volume Vl.—Number 4. CLEARING-OUT SALE! We take occasionZto 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, Etc. to see and be convinced that we mean what we advertise. Geo. H, Kalteyer, President - Otto Koehler, Sec. and Manager. ★ LONE STAR* SAN ANTONIO. TEXAS. F. SIMMANG. A. HAMPEL Oysters, Fish and Game. * Cafe Restaurants And At Scholz's Hall, Corner of Commerce and Losoya Streets. |®“Lunch and Meals at all hours. Everything served in First-Cla 1 ’? Style, f olite waiters In attendance. 7-28-6 m L. WOLFSON, OF Thia Establishment Is now Replete with All the Novelties for the Fall and Winter Season. Fall and Winter Silks and Satins Can be seen in Black and Colored, Plain and Brocaded. Cassi meres (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 to suit all Dress Gloves, Laces, and Fancy Goods. He is now showing the largest stock of Kid Gloves, Mits, Laces and for Ladles and Children ever brought to our city. In Silk Hosiery lie has an endless variety and cannot be undersold. Fall • and • Winter • Millinery 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 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 bilks, and can he 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 Sack 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. FURNITURE AND CARPETS His Furniture Department is complete with Household Goods, and he will suit everybody in this line. Among other goods we find Plush Parlor Suits, Mohair Parlor Suits, Walnut and Ash Bedroom Suits. Wardrobes, Chairs, Bodv Brussels and Ingram Carpets, Rugs, Matting, Curtains, Window Shades. Etc. Country orders tilled promptly and satisfaction guaranteed. Send for samples. L. WOLFSON. Main Flaza and Acequia Street Seasoned Cord Wood Delivered at any place in the city at $6 per cord, or for sale at yard, corner of Starr and Chestnut streets, at $5 50 per cord. Telephone No. (X). 12 9-3 m Gocd Results In Every Use. D. A. Bradford, wholesale paper dealer of ChuttHiKMfga. Tenn , writes that he was seri ously afflicted with a severe cold that settled on Ids lungs; hud tried many remedies with out benefit. Being induced to try Dr. King's New Discovery for Consumption, did so and was entirely cured by use of a few bottles. Since which time he has used it in his family foi all Coughs nnd Colds with best results. This is the experience of thousands whose* lives have lieen saved by this Wonderful Dis covery. Trial Bottles free at A. Dreiss’Drug Store. & Special to Artists. One of the finest establishments that San An tonio, if not Texas, can boast of is the Art Gallery of C. H. Mueller, at 205 Commerce Street. Here can be had artist * and draught men's materials, of both domestic and im ported kinds. Engravings, chromos and paintings are on hand in an endless variety. Picture frames, mouldings and materials for fresco and sign painting in large varieties. China decorations and material for wax flow ers in a large assortment. Mr. Mueller re ceives direct from factories large shipments of paints, oils and other material in that line, ns well as window glass and fine domestic and im ported decorative wall pa|K*r are specialties in his establishment. 12-13-ly Hard Times. While money is close, wages and prices low. expenses should be cut down in every house hold. Economy, the watch word for Mothers, head off Doctor bills by always keeping in the house n bottle of Dr. Cough and Lung Syrup. Stops n Cough instantly, n*- lieves Consumption, cures Croup and pain in the Chest in one night. It is just the remedy for hard times. Price’ll) cents and $l. Sam ples free. Sold by H. L. Fowler. It. Cohn A. Co.. J. D. Devine, S. < lavin 5 For Rent. The two-story residence, No. 409 Ave nue E. Possession given on the Ist of February. Apply to O'Connor & Sulli van, bankers. l-18-6t San Antonio Daily Light JOSKE BROTHERS. —ln order that sufferers may know that Acker's Dyspepsia Tablets will al ways cure them, Ragland & Co., and 11. L. Fowler emphatically sty that if the Tablets do not re'ieve’evjry case of Dyspepsia, Constipation, Sour Stomach, Sick Headache, Heartburn, etc, they do not want any pay. The physicians say they are the finest combination that can be found. Price 25 cents. 3 I®* For everything needed in the lum ber line, call on F. J. Beitel, at Inter national and Great Northern depot, ly —My Homceopathio department is now complete, and I can now furnish medicines of that school in any form to either physicians or the public. A full stock or pellets, sugar-of-milk powder papers, vials, and all Homoeopathic par aphernalia always on band. Harry L. Fowler, 14 West Houston street. 1-7-tf —“The melancholy days have come? The saddest ot the year.” To those suffering with indigestion, malaria, dumb chills, impure blotNl, rheu.natism, dys* pepsia, torpid liver and night sweats, Ine ‘‘melancholy days" are doubly sad. Brown’s Iron Tonic, certain as death, will cure you and me of all these things. Price, fl per bottle. For sale by Ragland & Co. 2 Horses, Mules, and Wagons at Auction. Every morning at 10 o'clock sharp. commenc ing Wednesday. December 23. Come, every body; you are all invited. On Military Plaza, in front of Southern Hotel. 12-23-lm 8. M. WHARTON. For Hoarseness, Whooping Cough, Spasms of the Wind-pipe, known as crowing disease, nnd indeed for all pulmonary ailments most common among the little people. MORLEY’S TWO-BIT COUGH SYRUP is a certain cure. For sale bv F. Kalteyer & Son. ter Bear in mind that Frank J. Beitel keeps builders' hardware and lumber, at the International and Great Northern depot. Ml-ly. SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS', SATURDAY, JANUARY 23.1886. THEATRICAL JOTTINGS. A Startling Attraction at The Fashion Theatre, Female Base Ballists. Alvin Joslin at Turner Hall.-Amusemen'.s. Post Office Irregularities. The perform m .-es of the French Opera Bouffe Company are looked upon ns highly immoial in the City ot Mexico— this on the authority of the Two Repub lics. The same paper admits, however, that they can find no time over their ad mission for high art to investigate the moral effect of plays depicting the frail side of French life. Alvin Joslin (Charles L. Davis) will be here on the 25th and 26tb at Turner Hall in all his glory of diamonds and superb band. Salvini is 57 years old The choir at St. Mark’s Cathedral is an excellent one. The German Comedy Company give a performance to-inorrow evening at Tur ner Hall. Bertrand, the champion trick-skater of the northwest, will also accompany the Imperial Cadets. Sally’s “Corner Grocery” will be the iext attraction at Turner Hall, after ■Alvin Joslin” in all probability. Freeman's Young Lady Imperial Ca dets, which appear at the Fashion Thea tre on Wednesday next, and stay there for five nights, are, undoubtedly, one of the finest drilled companies ever before the public. They are always willing to compete with any of the local military companies of tbe’various cities they vis it. Their commandery drill of the Knights Templar makes the members of the ancient order envious, and this is also the case with the Knights of Pythi as and the Hussar drills they execute. From all points favorable press notices of their interesting and intricate evolu tions have been received by them. On Saturday and S nd ay a portion of the Lady Imperial Cadets will play base ball matches at the base-ball grounds with a local club. Laities are especiallj- Invited to be present at this novel sight. When Miss Blanche Curtisse was per forming in "Only a Farmer’s Daugh ter,” two complimentarj’ tickets were presented at the door by two boys, of a different pattern to those used in this city by the company. Manager Rische asked them where they got them, and be was told they were given to them by another boy. This lame explanation did not satisfy Mr. Rische. and he re fused them admission. He then in formed a-LtGHT reporter that there had evidently been some crooked business in the matter, and supported his asser tion by stating that Mr. Wheeler, the advance agent of the company had been expecting a bundle of tickets from the company's printer, but they did not ar rive on time, and be left without get ting them. On the arrival of the com pany a bundle of tickets was brought to him from the post ottiee, which were those expected by Mr. Wheeler. None of these tickets were placed in circulation by Mr. Rische or any member of the company as they did not possess any, yet by 'some unknown means it was found that Mr. Ludwig Mahncke had two given to him by a young man whose name it Is not advisable at this stage to publish, and three other tickets were presented at Turner Hall on the second night of the performance. How did these tickets come in circulation? Some one in the Postofflce must know how this distribution took place and that person must also be aware of the severe penalty attached to such a pro ceeding. Frederick Solomon, the brother of the composer ot "Billie Taylor” and other light operas, will shortly star in a musi cal piece called “Inside Out.” In this comedy Mr. Solomon appears in 11 dif ferent characters, and plays solos upon 10 different instruments. He appeared in this piece in London for 700 nights. * Although Thomas Keene’s recent paralytic attack is of a temporary char acter, it is likely to recur on the first repetition of overwork. Whether he will complete his engagements this sea son or not, is very doubtful. ♦ Robert L. Downing, who played Hank Mook in "Tally Ho” at Turner Hall re cently, will hereafter appear only, in the legitimate, including in his repertoire Virginius, Lady of Lyons, Ingomar, and Romeo and Juliet. * “Jack in the Box,” the English suc cess. will be produced in New York for the first time next Monday. Carrie Swain plays the titlejrole. This is what the correspondent of the Sporting and Theatrical Journal says of ot the “Gran Circo Orrin” in -Mexico: “The best move tbe Orrins can make is sing the popular ballad, ‘Adios a Mex ico,’ for here they have played out. People do not believe in them any more; they have heard too many complaints by good artists, who are gentlemen and ladies, of their treatment. It is possi ble that the Orrins may stay out tbe full season, but we doubt it, for they are running behind terribly, and this so early in the season. Tbe artists com plain that the dressing rooms are in open air and in tbe same space with tbe horses, which is not alone very un healthy, but even dangerous in this high altitude.” * » ♦ Hall’s Great Moral Show is ulso find ing Mexico to be a very bard country. AMUSKMKXTS. The Turners and their lady friends dance to-night at the hall on Houston street. Lecture to-night at the Casino Hall by Hon. J. Brooks, Supreme Master Work man Ancient Order United Workmen of the United States. A bop will take place after the lecture. Masquerade ball at Fest’s Garden to morrow night. Theatre and dance at Krisch’s ball to morrow night. Theatre aud dance at Arbeiter Verein Hall to-morrow night. The Knights and Ladies of Honor of Alamo Lodge No. 206 will soon give a masquerade ball at Scholz’s ball. —Every first-class dealer sells Opera Pulls cigarettes. Avoid injurious imi tations. *4-7-lyBs THE COW-BOY'S INSTITUTE. A Very Readable Article on the Subject from Bill Nye. No one can go through the wide terri tory of Montana to-day without being strongly impressed with the wonderful growth of the great cattle growing and grazing industry of that territory. And yet Montana is but the northern extrem itj of tbe great grazing belt which lies at tbe foot of the Rocky Mountains, ex tending from the British possessions on the nortli to the Mexican border on the south, extending eastward, too, as far as the arable lands of Dakota. Nebraska, and Kansas. Montana at this season of the year is the paradise of the sleek, high-headed, 2-year-old Texas steer, with hits tailover the dash-board, as well as tbe stock yearling, born on the range, beneathtbe glorious mountain sky and under the auspices of ror.nd-up No. 21. I do not say this to advertise tbe stock growing business, because it is already advertised too much, anyway. So many millionaires have been made with “free grass” and the early-risirg. automatic branding-iron, that every man in the United States who has a cow that can stand the journey seems to be about to take her west and embark in business as a cattle king. But let me warn the amateur cow man that in tbe great grazing regions it takes a good many acres of thin grass to maintain the adult steer in affluence for 12 months, and the great pastures at the base of the mountains are being pretty well tested. Moreover, I believe that these great conventions of cattlemen, where free grass and easily acquired for tunes are naturally advertised, will tend to overstock tbe ranges at last and founder the goose that now lays the gol den egg. This, of course, is really none of my business, but if I didn’t now and then refer to matters that do not con- cern tnp I would be regarded as reticent. My intention, however, in approach ing the great cow industry, which, by the way, is anything but an industry, being in fact more like the seductive manner whereby a promisory note ac quires two per cent per month without even stopping to spit on its hands, was to refer incidentally to the proposition of an English friend of mine. This friend, seeing at once tbe great magni tude of the cow industry and the neces sity for more and more cowboys has suggested the idea of establishing cow boys’ college or training school for self made young men who desire to become accomplished. The average English man will most always think of some thing that nobody else would naturally think of. Now, our cattleman would have gone on for years with his great steer emporium without thinking of es tablishing an institution where a poor boy might go and learn to rope a four year-old in such a way as to throw him on his stomach with a sickening thud. But now that tbe idea has been turned loose, 1 shall look forward to tbe time when wealthy men who have been in the habit of dying and leaving their money to other institutions will meet with a change of heart and begin to en dow the cowboys’ college and the Mav erick hotbed of bronco sciences. We live in an age of rapid advance ment in all branches of learning, and people who do not rise early in the morning will not retain their position in tue procession. I look forward with confidence to the day when no cowboy will undertake to ride the range with out a diploma. Educated labor is what we need. Cowboys who can tell you in scientific terms why it is always the biggest steer tnat eats “pigeon weed” in the spring, and why he should swell up and bust on a rising Chicago market. I hope that tbe day is not far distant when in tbe holster ot the cowboy we will find tbe Iliad instead of the killiad, the unabridged dictionary instead of Mr. Remington’s great work on homicide. As it is now on the ranges, you might ride till your Mexican saddle ached before you would find a cowboy who carries a dictionary with him. For that reason the language used on the general round-up Is at times grammatic ally incorrect, and many of our leading cowboys spell “cavvy-yard” with a “k.” “A college for riding, roping, branding, cutting out, corraling, loading and un loading and handling cattle generally, would be a great boon to our young men who are at present groping in dark and pitiable ignorance of the habits ot the untutored cow. Let the young man first learn how to sit up three nights in succession, through a bad March snow storm and “hold” a herd of restless cat tle. Let him then ride through the hot sun and alkali dust a week or two, sub sisting on a chunk of disagreeable side pork iust large enough to bait a trap. Then let his horse fall on him and injure his constitution and preamble. All these things would give the cow stu dent an idea of bow to ride the range. The amateur who lias never tried to ride a skittish and sulky range lias still a great deal to learn. The young Maverick savant could take a kindergarten course in the study of cow brands. Here a wide field opens up to the scholar. The adult steer in the great realm of beef is now a walking Chinese wash bill, a Hindoo poem in tbe original junk-shop alphabet, a four legged Greek inscription punctuated with jimjams, a stenographer’s notes of a riot, a bird’s-eye view of a premature explosion in a hardware store. The cowboy who can at once grapple with tbe great problem of where to put tbe steer with “B bar B” on left shoul der, “Key circle G” on left side. “Heart D Heart” on right hip, left ear crop, wattle te wattle, and seven hands round, with “Dash B Dash” on right shoulder “vented” wattle on dew lap vented, and “P. D. Q.” “C. O. D.” and “N. G.” vented on right side, keeping track of transfers, range, and postofflce ot last owner, has certainly got a future which lies mostly ahead of him. Perhaps 1 have said too much on this subject, but when I get thoroughly awakened on this great porter-house steak problem I am apt to carry the matter too far. The Invalid Pensions Committee. Washington, January 22.—The House Committee on Invalid Pensions to-day agreed to report favorably tbe bill to ex tend tbe limitation clause of the arreara of pensions act to January 1, 1888. Tbe bill will be favorably reported to the House at tbe first opportunity with a ▼lew of relieving the widows’ pension bill of the amendments intended to ac complish tbe same object, it being the opinion of the committee that the meas ures should be separately discussed in’ House. The committee also discussed a bill to pension all disabled soldiers de pending on tbeir manual labor for sup port, but final action on this question was not taken. SEMI-CENTENNIAL. Names of the Surviving Veterans in Bexar County. The question of asemi-ccntennial cele bration of the fall of tbe Alamobas been under discussion, but the extreme luke warmness of those who should take the most interest has petty much discour aged all efforts in that direction, and re pressed what little patriotic enthusiasm that has dared to manifest itself. Here, on the scene of the heroic deeds of men whose names will last so long as valor ous deeds are venerated, there is little or no rcognitlon of the day on which they offered up their lives on the altar of liberty and won a nation, i-ifty years wifi have passed on the 6th day of ■ext March since that event nnd not one public demonstration has yet commem orated this day. To willing slaves it is useless to talk of freedom, so to men with no gratitude and enthusiasm it is no use to talk of patriotism. But very few of tlie veterans of the Texas rebel lion are yet with the living, and the number in this county will not reach a score. They are all old and honorable men. and a public demonstration cf recognition of their services would do honor to those who gave it. Of tbe sur vivors of the Texas army of indepen dence, only Captain William McMaster. Edward Miles. Ben Thomns, William Caruthers, E. H. Timmoney, Nat Mit chell and Sam McCulloch are the Amer icans now living in this city and county, and Mateo Casillas, Jesus Gomes and Ygnacio Espinosa are the Mexicans who took part with the Americans in the siege of San Antonio, or siege of Bexar, as it is called in history, under Ben Milam in December, 1836. Among the Santa Fe prisoners are Nicolas Lad ner and John C. Howard. John Twobig was taken prisoner by General Woll in bls capture of this city, taken to Perote, State of Vera Cruz, where Mr. Twobig dug through a thick wall and made bis escape, reaching San Antonio through a thousand dangersand hardships. W. A Wallace, better known as “Big Foot,” whose thrilling deeds of frontier life are the delight of the lovers of stories of ro mance and Indian wars, is yet living in Medina County. Besides these, the prominent actors in the war of Texas In dependence are rapidly, very rapidly, passing away. There is but one of the signers ot the declaration of independ ence left, S. W. Blount, living in San Augustine, Texas. The declaration of Independence was signed on March 2, 1836, but tbe patriots in the Alamo knew nothing of it, they having been besieged since February 22. and they were yet lighting for the Mexican Constitution of 1824, and against the usurpation of Santa Anna. The flag that floated to tbe breeze over the Alamo until the last de fender was dead had the simple figures “1824” on tbe white stripe of the red. white and green. There are yet but two survivors of the Goliad massacre, William L Hunter, living in Goliad, and John C. Duval, now living in this city with < aptain Robards. In a very few years not one of these men will be living, and then, perhaps, some expression of gratitude may be attempt ed when they are insensible toall human feelings. Another Mining Horror. Wheeling, W. Va., January 22.—Ad ditional particulars of yesterday’s coal mine explosion at Newburg have been received. From present appearances at least 35 lives, and in nil probability, 10 more have been sacrificed, many of the dead being most respected citizens. At the hour named, while the day shift of miners were at work in the mine, which is located near the outskirts of town, the air was suddenly reat with a most tremendous explosion from the deep shaft of the colliery. A dense cloud of mingled smoke and vapor arose 200 feet in the air. A rush was at once made for the mouth of the mine. In a -moment hundreds of citizens had congregated about tbe shaft, their faces filled with consternation and alarm. The sound was beard 10 miles away. , It is now supposed that 37 men were imprisoned and the prevailing opinion is that all are dead, although a few min ers express a hope that some of them may have escaped the effects of the ex plosion. The slope where the accident occurred is but two years old. and is about a mile from other outlets to th« mine. For 25 years the company has averaged 250 tons of coal per day, and it was the principal industry of this place, affording employment to about 250 men. The Ohio Senate. UoLrunrs, January 22.—The Republi can portion ot tbe Senate adjourned to to-morrow morning, instead of taking a recess. There are virtually two Senates at the present time, each contending for authority. There is a great deal of speculation as to what will be the fur ther proceedings. Tbe opposing sides have been in caucus during the after noon, but the programme of proceedings on the part of either has not been made public. Republicans will meet to-mor row morning, but will not have a work ing majority. About all the Democrats left for their homes to-night, and it is doubtful if any of them will respond in the morning. ’ It is suggested that about the only course to be pursued is to ad journ from day to day and compel the attendance of members. It would be Impossible to proceed to consideration of contest cases in open Senate, unless the Lieutenant-Governor should hold that in tbe consideration of these cases, tbe seventeen Republican members constitute a majority against the 20 Democrats, including the Hamilton county members. —♦ ♦ — Baby Kissing. “Don’t Y'ou Dare to Kiss My Baby” is the title of the latest piece of alleged original poetry that has started on its rounds. The bard sets forth in emphat ic language the dangers of the practice of baby kissing. The communication of contagious disease by kissing, so often the subject of warnings against farewell kisses of the dead, is the climax of the poem. The young and tender years ot babies make them peculiarly liable to danger from diseases which may be transmitted by kissing. If fold mothers will only take the hint and refuse to let people kiss tbeir babies unless they have a special right to do so, instead of urging people to kiss them, it would be a great relief to Presidents and candidates for other offices, all of whom expect to be Presidents.—l Philadelphia Times. —The only cigarettes which do nol sties to the lips are Opera Puffs. GARTERS. The Latest Craze Which Has Struck Washington. "Do you know the very latest thing in our society?” inquired a married lady of "Murray” of the Indianapolis News the other day, as she sighted two or three young ladies seated in the gallery set apart for the families of the members. “No." said I, “if there are new crimps I should like to know what they are.” • Well, I don’t know whether 1 ought to tell you or not. You men nre so cynical about these things. It is English you know, and is certainly new to me. Do you see that pretty blonde over there in the member's gallery?” I looked across in the direction she indicated, and saw several pretty blondes, and said so, but she finally designated the particular one meant. “Well,” said I, "what is the new racket?” “It is gar ters,” said she. “It Is quite a 1 new thing in garters and when I say it is English I mean it was brought over by one of the vuung ladies attached to a foreign legation. It struck Washington on New Year's Day so far as lean learn. Of course, you won't be shocked to know that young ladies, as well as married people, wear garters. 1 know you won't, because gentlemen pretty generally wear them, 1 understand, also. The English minister wears one outside his pantaloons on one leg, you know. This is a neat concern In colors, to suit the fancy of wearer, and is worn above Hie left knee. It is put on on New Year's Day and worn continuously, on ttie theory that the wearer will be mar ried before tbe year is out. If she takes it off It breaks her luck. Now, that young ladv over there has a very pretty, neat yellow gar'er of fine wool, and she has distributed a number of various colors among her female acquaintances. Oh, it is quite a new thing,” said my inform ant. “You need not laugh; there is no telling how many young ladies in Wash ington have this craze or how many are going about with a yellow, blue or red woolen garter strapped to their left limbs." Hut why left ?” I Inquired. “ I hat I do not know, unless it is because it is nearest the heart,” was the re sponse. “Am 1 led to infer that the young lady wears her stockings, also, un til she meets the fatal charmer?” “Oh, not at all. It's only the garter, you know.” “Have you anj’ well-autfo rti cated case where the charm has worked successfully?” “No, not yet,” she laughingly replied. “But I promise to let you know the first case which comes under my observation. No Truth in the Reports. Washington, January 22. — Private Secretary Lamont said to-day. in regard to tbe reported attitude ofthe President on the subject, that as yet tbe President has not received any requests from tbe Senate for information as to official changes, and, consequently, there can be no truth in the reports that be has re ceded from the position which he bad been called upon to take. DON’T + 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 FOK THE HOLIDAYS. Jerseys for Lalies, Hisses, CMlta. Silk, Lisle Thread & Cotton Hosiery. Kill Gloves, Handkerchiefs, Fans. File Dress Goois, Silts, Saliis ail Velvets, Cloaks ail Wraps of all kiiis. 500 Boys’ Su 500 Boys’ Sui Overcoats, Et WOLF Corner Commerce and Alamo Sts. LL_ SCHOLZ’S lllfinter 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-Room, Restaurant end Billiard-Room Attached. PROMPT AND POLITE ATTENTION GUARANTEED. Alamo Street, - - - - - - San Antonio, Texas. SOUTHERN HOTEL, Main and Military Plazas, ;San Antonio, Texas, JAMES P. HICKMAN, JR., PROPRIETOR, Convenient to business center, with best accommodations. n L. M. du QUESNAY, JR. & CO., Cw anil Tota At Factory Prices 3 West Commerce. MEXICAN ITEMS. A new normal acbool bat been opened in Queretaro. It it feared that tbe gratsboppen will ruin tbe cotton crop completely In Jamiltepec, Oaxaca. Jose 11. Rioe waa elected President of tbe Mazatlan Citv Council for 1886, and Bernaba Acosta Vice-President. The Mexican Electric Light Company under the presidency of Mr. Labadie, in tends to toon light the principal atorea by the Keith system. The late cold apell waa to intenae on tbe Gulf coast that iciclea bung on the telegraph line between Jalapa and Pe rote, an unusual phenomenon. Tbe ligbt-bouae which tbe Sonora rail road aet up at Guaymaa last April baa not yet been opened for aervice, simply because 'he State of Sonora baa not built a house for the keeper. The reboza (abawl) makers of Jalisco have combined in a union and started a factory in Guadalajara. Each artisan has a share In tbe factory which is to run on tbe co-operative plan. The soldiers of the Fifth, Twelfth, Seventeenth and Twenty-tirst Battal ions of Federal troops, who wont to Sinaloa to tight the Yaquis have been inoculated against yellow fever. The dynamite used by the Govern ment of Guanajuato during 1885 in tbe work of blasting tbe Coajin tunnel cost $261. The tunnel is being built In con nection with tbe new water-works. Some of tbe aidermen of Taoubaya propose to appoint as City Treasurer a man by tbe name of Manjarrez. He is said to be n man of unquestioned hon esty and integrity, but neither able to read nor write. An agent of the Government of Hon duras and Nicaragua has lately arrived at Merida to hire some laborers skilled in tbe cultivation of benequin, to estab lish the same industry in those Central American Republics. The directors of tbe United Mexican Mining Company have received the fol lowingtelegram : The excess of returns over outlay on the mine of san Cayeta no de la Ovejera for the week ending December 12. 1885, is $2769; Santa Moni ca, $1044; El Diamante, $132. Reported expressly for the Light by 8. 8. Floyd A Co.. 21 Soledad Street: New York. January 23. — Cotton — Spots dull ; middling. 0 '*o; sales 124 bales Futures barely steady. January, February, 9.17'"9.1H; March. 9.25®9J»; April, UHru.lt.W: May, 9.5009.51; June, 9.6109 62; July. 9.7009.71: August, 9.7909.79; September, 9.6009.63; October, 9.4009.43. Naw York, January 23.— Stock Market — Northwestern. UB 1 ,; Delaware and Lacka wanna, 117; St. Paul. 92. LtvßßrooL, January 23.—Cotton — Spots dull; middlings, 5d ; Orleans, & | a d: sales, 7000 bales; receipts, IKIOO bales. Futures, quiet; January-February, 4 60; February- March, 4.00; March-April, 4.62. Chicago,January 23.—Wheat, steady; May. W,e. Corn steady; May, 40%c. Pork steady; May 11.15 c. Lard steady; May 6.30 c. Receipts— Wheat, SOOJ bushels. Corn, 9200 bushels. Hogs, rdtio head. Shipments—Wheat. 5000 bushels. Corn, 38.000 bushels. TO IF YOU WANT its. Short Pants, its, Long Pants. :c., Etc. Only $5 a Year. THE MARKETS.