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LB. dn QUESNAV, JR. & CO,
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.
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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.
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