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DU QUESNAYS 5-Cent Cigar, 3 Commerce West Side Bridge. Volume Vl.—Number 42. Joske Brothers I Having now open a select and choice assort in ent of SPRING GOODS : - such as— Frencli Satins, Zephyrs, GWim. Linen Lawn, EmWery, Laces, H Etc., Etc. , i Joske Brothers L. Wolfson’s Emporium of Fashion. Greatly Reduced Prices on all Goods. The whole Stock Re-marked. Bottom Prices on everything for a short time only. silksTnd satins In black and Colored. Plain and Bi'ociid(*d. Crusimeres (black and colored), Tricots, Diag onak. Serges, etc Camel Hair and Wool Hitcens, \ t ivrts and V« Iwtcvns in all colon*, plain and brocaded. Silk Pongees. Dress Plaids, in • ingle and double width, and Trimmings to suit all Dress Goods. Gloves, Laces, and Fancy Goods. He is now showing the largest Mock of Kid Gloves. Mita, Laces and Fancy Goods for Ladies and Children ever brought to our city. In silk Hosiery he has an endless variety and can not be undersold. MILLINERY In all styles and maxes of Bonnets and Hats, Ostrich Plumes, Tips, Riblsm* |and Trimmings will i»e found there.□ This depart meutc is under tirst-class; hi tiMes. who. wi.lgph-ase the tastes of all. Flannels, Blankets, Linens, Cotton Goods, Toweling*, Domestic Print”, Ginghams, Alpacas. Comforters, Canton Flannels and Hosiery. Among the other tilings which were very extensively purchased by his agents was the most magnificent Stock of Dress Goods of all kinds ever seen in am dry goods house in Texas. Especial attention was given to purchasing I all and Winter Silks, and he can aNo give the greatest bargains in CLOTHING, BOOTS, SHOES, AND HATS, The stock of Clothing is the largest ever brought to Texas, and embraces, in the late patterns. Prince Albert. Cutaway. Frea k and Sack Suits. A v« rv large and complete stock of Ladies'. Misses'. Men's and Boys' Sinas ami Boots. A full line of Stetson Soft and Stitt Hats. Also a full stock of GENTLEMEN’S FURNISHING GOODS. furniture" and carpets Ills Furniture Department isjoomplete with Household Hoods, and he will suit everybody in this tine. Among oilier goods we find Flush Parlor Suits. Mohair Parlor Suits, Walnut and Asb Bedroom Sults, Wardrobes, Chairs. Body Brussels and Ingram Carpets, Bugs. Mattinsr Curtains, Window Shades. Etc. Country orders DIU-.I promptly and satisfaction guaranteed Send for samples. It Is not the proposition TO GIVE THESE GOODS AWAY, because they have cost money, and beuce will be sold only at greatly reduced rates. In coming and examining my stock and seeing prices every one will be couvlnced that I mean business. LWOLFSON, • Main Plaza and Acequia Street. kIL LIUS BTKICKEK. " THOS ZOFFS STRICKER & ZOFFS, Manufacturing Jewelers Gold and Silver Plating and Engraving, Watches and Clock Repairing. Only the most Skilled Workmen Employed. Strict Attention to all Business entrusted to us .Office and Work Booms opposite Groos' Bank, KO, 14, NAVAKKO STREET, F. BIMMANG. , A. HAMPEL Oysters, Fish, and Game. «Riverside Cafe Restaurants And At Scholz’s Hall, Corner of Commerce and Lcsoya Streets. (WLunch and Meals at all houre. Everything served in First-Clars Style. Polite waiters in attendance. 7-28-tim A. I. .nd F. A. BROOKS. ROBERT H. HUNSTOCK, L. ORYNSKI & CO., Wholesale and Retail Druggists ANt DISPENSING PHARMACISTS, South side Military Maza. Corner South Flores Street, SAN ANTONIO. TEXAS. 2 ts.tr ■KTTER THAN a SAVING’S BANK’ some of your Earnings in the Mil Mill & la to CUARAN FEED. 1 ' i "‘ v ‘"k" " ' ' further piirtltnm, n.M,, . OEO. V. a' u,'. , . , -Y.-Y; Scin/A SPRING 1886. | E | 7 —ln our— i CLOTHING DEPARTT ex i/i c o We arc showing the best assortment E I E I spring goods 1 Era MM iiere. c ~ Material, til and finish cannot be sur* £ passed. Priceg exceedingly low. San Antonio Daily Light. SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS. TUESDAY, MARCH 9. 1886. OUR CITY FATHERS. What They Did For The Community Yes- terclay Afternoon. A session or our City Fathers was held yesterday afternoon. The minutes ot the last meeting were read and approved after which the following petitions and memorials were introduced: George Staudt, asking compensation for attending on a small-pox patient and for value of destroyed clothing—ss3. Referred to Mayor. M. Kussi, for possession of piece of property sold by the city for taxes. Re ferred to the Assessment Committee and City Attorney. J. B. Lee, proposing to sell the Camp bell property, next to High School. Re ferred to School Committee. Hertzberg, for reduction of assessment on tools, made by the Board of equaliza tion. Referred to the Assessment 1 oin mit tee. Riley Sanders, 70 years old and 25 years a citizen, asking for an allowance ot $5 a month. Referred to Citv Physi cian and Aiderman of Fourth Ward. Joseph Halamnda and C. F. Kroeger, for remission of taxes. Referred to the Assessment Committee. Cole, for reduction of taxes. Referred to the Assessment Committee. Street Commissioner, asking for 10 ex tra carts to be allowed him at once to clean off the mud from the streets. Alderman Gallagher moved an appro priation of $5Oll. The Mayor-I desire to call your atten tion that it you are going to pay ssoh every time you clean the streets of mud. the city will be bankrupt in a very abort while. Schreiner moved that the petition be referred to the Mayor with power to act. Adopted. The report of the City Engineer recom mending that the w alls still standing on the site of the recent tire should be taken down, they beingin an unsafecondition, was passed temporarily. Report of various officers were read and referred to appropriate committees. The Finance Committee submitted the report of the City Treasurer as cor rect. Filed. The committee reported on the bids for the city printing, stating that the San Antonio Times was the lowest bid der for advertising, and that Johnson Brothers were the lowest in the aggre gate for job work, and recommended that the awards be made to the above parties, and that as no bids aad been re ceived for pamphlet printing, ail such work be ordered by His Honor, the Mayor, French—That is the first time such a thing has been omitted; it is as easily de termined as anything connected with the public printing. 1 do not see why it should not cover everything Mayor—lt is a mistake by the Clerk, not by the Mayor. Mackey—l make a move it be left to the lowest bidder. French—You cannot award a contract in that way. 1 have no objection to make a contract as recommended by the committee as far as it goes, but 1 think such pamphlet printing should be made by propositions and let to the lowest bidder. Mayor-1 suppose there is enough faith in the Mayor to know he will do so. French—l don’t believe in awarding halt' the contract. A vote was taken on the matter result ing in 8 ayes and 3 nays. Frencli, Mackey and McAllister being the dis senting voices. The Public Improvement Committee reported recommending that Nichols A Co. be not allowed to erect show win dows on Soledad street, on account of the narrow sidewalk. Adopted. They also reported on ths petition pro testing against the present drainage on South Flores street, recommending that it he referred to the Engineer for plans and estimate of cost. Adopted. The Committee on Petitions and Ordi nances read a new animal ordinance, which was ordered printed one time and final action to be taken on it at next meeting. The Committee on Streets and Bridges recommended Uiat Simon de la Pena be allowed to build a ditch bridge. Adopted. Myrtle street was ordered cleared and grubbed, to cost $87.20 The Committee on Fire and Fire Limits recommended that Jacob Schuehle and A. Oppenheimer be al lowed to erect iron-clad additions. Adopted. The Ditch Committee reported that the reports of the Ditch Commissioners had beeu examinee and found correct. Filed. Various petitions for assessments were reported on by the Assessment Commit tee as follows: B. McNeal’s petition for remission of taxes was granted. Roland Gehring’s petition for correction of assessment was granted. James Harris’ petition for re mission of taxes was rejected. Mrs. Bertha Doerr's petition was granted. Maria B. Bossbard's petition was rejec ted. Rhodius & Tempsky’s petition for correction of assessment was referred to the City Attorney. J. E. Price’s peti tion was also referred to the Attorney. August Briam's assessment was reduced ■ccordieg to bis petition. The Police Committee reported recom mending that Collins Increase the length of bis smoke stack 20 feet. Adopted. It also reported that the charges against Officer Van Aistyne had not been sustained and they were dismissed, and further, that Officer Summers be dis missed from the police force for an un warranted assault. Adopted. Various gas bills were reported by the Gas and Water Committee, which were ordered paid. The Market Committee reported favor ably on Frank Rieden’s petition for a meat stall. Adopted. The majority of the committee also re ported on the parks, stating that the trees planted were of a very inferior quality, and recommended that they be not paid for. The report was received and filed and further time granted the committee in order that the chairman could inspect the trees. Unfinished business being brought np, the ordinance prohibiting the throwing of the wire from baled hay on public thoroughfares was placed on its third reading and adopted, section 20, chapter 48, to be so amended. The following new business was intro duced : By French : That the walls of the buildings, corner of Main plaza and So ledad street, be declared unsafe and dangerous to persons and property, in accordance with the Engineer’s report; that the owners be so notified, and the Mayor take steps to have the same re moved. Adopted. Schreiner called for the report of the Chief of the Fire Department, which was sent for and read and ordered printed, and the recommendations con tained therein were referred to the Mayor, Finance and Fire Committees. By Mackey: That si committee of one Aiderman from each Ward together with the Major and City Engineer be appoin ted to discuss the improvements of Main and Alamo Plazas, without delay. Adop- U <l. By French: That the Committee on Streets and Bridges and the City En gineer investigate the lines on Jackson street. By McAllister: That the ditch on the west side of Water street and crossing of the same pr South street be planked over and a fence constructed, it being at present dangerous to pedestrians. Adop ted. Belknap asked if the sidewalks at the corner of Romana street and San Pedro Avenue could not be done Im i.edi ately, they having already been ordered by resolution. The Aiderman was in formed that it had been delayed for more important work. Gallagher read a resolution introduced oy the late Aiderman Dwyer, Septem ber 1, 1884, recommending' that water pipes be laid on the corner of San Luis, San Fernando and Medina streets, which wns adopted. “That,” he said, “was a good while ago." He then introduced a resolution dated May U, 1885, to the same effect, which was also adopted, but no action taken on it. He desired now to introduce a new resolution to the effect that the M«yor is at once requested to enter into a'contract with the Water works Company to lay water pipes (2-inch pipes) from Pecos street to San Fernando to a point one block west ot Alazan Creek. Adopted. By Degener: That the Mayor order cross-walks on Avenue E at the inter sections of Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth streets, and on Nolan street at the crossingofLiveOakstreet. Adopted. By Mackey: That the City Attorney report on the proposition to widen South Floras street. Adopted. By Lock wood : For a cross-walk on Avenue C. Adopted. By Gallagher: That the owners on Concho, Peeos, East, Matamoras and Dolorosa streets be notified to put down sidewalks. Adopted. French introduced a new’ ordinance to regulate the lines on certain streets, which was referred to the Committee on Petitions and Ordinances. By French: That cross-walks be put down on North Flores. Acequia, Romana and Rodriguez streets and San Pedro Avenue. Adopted. By Hambleton : That Crockett street be graveled by the Street Commissioner. Referred to the Committee on Streets and Bridges. By Hambleton : That the Street Com missioner remove the obstructions from East Houston street,at the Alamo ditch, and replace the same will a bridge. Adopted. By McAllister: That the Mayor order cross-walks on Goliad and Indianola streets. Adopted. By Connor: That $3OO be appropri nted to purchase right of way for Mitch ell street, to connect with Presastreet at the river. Referred to the Engineer and Committee on Streets and Bridges. By Schreiner: That Salinas street be placed in a passable condition ns soon as possible. Adopted. Degener wanted to know if the Florea building at the corner ot Commerce and Alamo streets had not been condemned. The Mayor said it had not been con demned. but that a permit to rebuild it lias been refused for the reason that the City Engineer had declared it unsafe. By Gallagher: That the Street Com missioner clear the mud from West Com merce street. Adopted. By Gallagher : That $5O be appropri ated to plow and scrape Medina street. Referred to Committee on Streets. The Council thea adjourned. Will Raise Pay Hartford, Conn., Marcli B.—The New York and New Haven RailroadCom pady has decided to raise the pav of la borers on all divisions from $1 35 to $ I 50 a day, beginning April 1. Unchanged, Kansas City, March 8.--There is no change in the Missouri Pacific strike. No freight trains are running. Passen gers are not interrupted. Rumors of im pending strikes on other lines have not been substantiated. About 75 Missouri Pacific freight handlers have been laid out on account of the suspension of business. Business Men as Knights. Chicago, March B.—A number o! busi ness men, representing the 7th, Bth and Dtb wards of this city, assembled yester day for the purpose of organizing a mixed assembly of Knights of Labor. The chairman said that at the request of a number of business men and others who were suffering from the results of the poor compensation that labor re ceived, it bad been decided that busi ness men should make common cause with the laboring men, on whom they relied for support, by thoroughly organ izing and co-operating with the working people in their different localities. Will Not Sign. Springfield, Ohio. March B,—The conflict between the Knights of Labor and their late employers, the proprietors of the East Street Reaper works, prom ises to be long continued. William N. Whitley, who is at the head of the works, says he wants no employe who cannot testify to and sign the following: ‘‘This Is to certify that I have with drawn from the Knights of Labor, or associations of like kind, and am no longer under their dictation, having re stored myself to manhood and independ ence as a free American citizen.” The men refused to sign this. Every thing now awaits the action of the National Arbitration Beard of the Knights of Labor. Strike of Carpenters. New York, March B.—Four-thousand members of the United Order of Ameri can Joiners and the Amalgamated So ciety of Carpenters and Joiners stopped work here to-day. They complain of low wages. They are paid at the rate of $2 for 10 hours’ work. The strikers now demand that the average wages paid journeymen shall be $3.50 per day of nine hours each for five days and eight hours on Saturday. Six-hundred shops are affected by this movement, and at noon 80 bosses had agreed to the demands presented. The men in these shops will at once resume work. The men are confident of carrying their point, as nearly all the larger shops have given in. About 1200 men will resume work to day. —The only cigarettes which do not stick to the lips are Opera Pufle. Will Resume Work. Cincinnati, March B.—At a meeting of men to-day representing the miners of the Pioneer and George Dana mines, It was decided to resume work at 2 cents a bushel, and they will enter the mines to-morrow. The Raymond City mine, which has been idle eight months, will also resume work to-morrow at the 2 cent rate. The Eight-Hour Movement St. Loci., Mo., March B.—The Cigar makers’ Union has decided to inaugurate the eight-hoar system on May 1, and do not anticipate any opposition on the part of the bosses. All the unions con nected with the building Interest of the city have decided in favor ot the eight hour plan, and have given their mem bers Instructions to consult with their employers on the subject and report at an early day. The Studebaker Strike Sovtii Bknd, Ind., Marcli B.—There are no new developments concerning the Studebaker strike. The men are very quiet, acting In a way to commend them selves to all good citizens. Except the office men and a few foremen, the Im mense shops have been deserted all day. The Studebakers held a conference this morning, but did not decide upon any plan of action. I lie Knights or Labor held a meeting this afternoon, but the plans are not to be made public at pres ent. At Atchison. Atchison, Kas., March B—Missouri Pacific shopmen employed here, 250 in number, went out to day on orders from Sedalia. All branch freight trains are stopped. Through live stock came through. Committees guard the company’s property and permit only pas senger trains to run. The strikers pre pared a schedule of grievances this morning, which was simply incorpo rated and made by the Texas strikers. Governor Martin has been in the city all day endeavoring to adjust the trouble, but the men refuse to act except on or ders from Sedalia. Rumors. St. Louis, March B.—The situation on the Gould Southwestern system this morning Is not materially changed from that reported last night. No freight Is being handled by any of the roads, and great difficulty is found in moving pas senger trains. In this city all passenger trains left on time this morning. Not a freight train was loaded. Wild rumors are afloat about the certainty of a strike by bridge and ferry employes, thus cut ting off all communication with the east. It Is stated that all these men will go out at noon, and that they will be fol lowed bj’ all the Knights of Labor in East St. Louis to the number of 1000. No Strike as Yet. Galveston, March B.—it was the general impression this morning throughout the city that the day would be filled with railroad strikes, cotton press strikes, wharf strikes and the like, but, to the great satisfaction of the busi ness interests, no strike occurred, and hopes are entertained that the trouble may be averted. At the Taylor com press the cotton handlers quit work about 2 o’clock this afternoon, and went outside the company's yard, where Su perintendent Crooks met them in a few minutes and persuaded them to return to work. This rattier confirms the pre valent rumor that the Knights In the live cotton presses are not inclined to strike, and would only obey a general order with the greatest reluctance, as they have no individual grievances, and tbe compress companies have ceased to mark tbe des tination upon the cotton bales until after it has been compressed, thus affording their employes the plausible excuse that they did not know the cotton was des tined for tbe Mallory line. The troubles on tbe Gould system have not reached Galveston yet, and freight is going out to Houston, but not beyond. It is re liably reported to-night that the local assemblies have united In calling the Executive Committee of District 78 to meet here Wednesday and sit on the Mallory boycott case until it is formally settled, if 'it takes all summer. It is therefore believed that no strikes or fur ther trouble will ensue until after Wed nesday. Terrific Mine Explosions. Connbllsviu.e, Pa., March B.—Shortly after noon to-day n series of explosions took place in tbe Uniondale mine at Dunbar, four miles from here, by which two men were killed and 12 others re ceived injuries which will prove fatal in at least four cases. Tbe cause of the ex plosion was tire-damp. There were 23 men io the pit. The first explosion occurred about 12:30 o’clock this after noon. It was a terrific shock, and was followed by two others in quick succes sion a few minutes later. The first ex plosion caused tbe death of two men and injured three. The rest ran towards tbe mouth of the pit, but before they reached it the explosions occurred. Lights were blown out, tbe dust blinded the men, and the passage ways were blocked up and cut off escape. Tbe pit was on fire and a horrible fate awaited impris ed miners. Nine who had been working in another entry managed to make their way out before the mouth ot tbe pit was choked. The force of tbe shock can be imagined, as it caused men in the Mor rell, Calvin and Wheeler, tbe adjoining mines, to drop their tools and rush panic stricken to tbe top. The ground rolled and quaked so that many fell down, and three or four in the Morrell mine were violently thrown against tbe wall and seriously injured. Everybody rushed to towards the Uniondale mine. Co lumbus Shay, of the Mahoning works, and James Henderson, of the Calvin mine, headed the rescuing party, which went to work with picks and shovels to force an entrance. In a few minutes an opening was made, and several rushed forward to enter tbe mine, but were repelled by tbe volume of flame. It took several minutes for the smoke and fire to clear away. The cries of pain and moans of tbe injured men were piteous. They were lying in every direction, burled under masses of debris. Several of them were burned. Their sufferings were terrible. Twelve of them were found in a dying condi tion, and two others were dead and mangled in an almost unrecognizable mass. Mine Inspector J. J. Davis and Charles Connor, a member of the beard of min ing engineers, left for tbe mine this evening to inquire into the cause of the explosion. Nothing will be disturbed inside the mine until the coroner impannels a jury —Every first-class dealer sells Opera Puffs cigarettes. Avoid injurious imi tationa. »4-7-lyBl HAASiOPPENHEIMEH'S Store is crowded every day with bargain hunters. Since we lay • commone *d our Great Clearance Sale, That i, the le st evidence that our MARKED DOWN PRICES are appreciated. Something new added to the Bargain Counters every day. DRESS GOODS. SOldtyM lengths, assorted plain an<l fancy worsteds. 26c. worth 51k- and Hoc. 50(1 rem nants, the ends of the choicest fabric*. prlem cut In half. W hat Hold for 25c |ier yard last week you can buy now for 12,c; .klc goods for 150. ;>oc gissls for 26c, etc. lit) rem uunts of black dress goods, consisting of Imtlste, cashmeres* enqs* amures. draper Alinas, nufeta lalnen, and many other desir able styles at .Hie on the fl oil. 26 fancy worsted combinations, at f:l 50, »4.<» and CA,OU. 211 pieces double, with colored cashmere and coupes, at lit 1 ;c. worth 00c. -> Imported fancy dress patterns In embroid ered camels' hair. Irrldesevnt bendi-d panels, fancy braided, etc., •K.IMI. flo.im. fl’.no and f 15.111, worth flf.OU, 10.50, f 111,00 and f22W. LADIES’ WRAPS. Gray chinchilla circular* at 115.00, worth >».ou Berlin twill Siberian circulars, iu black, at . JOOO. worth f 10.00. (Htoiuan Milk circular*, fur trimming hidl j qullti’d lining, at f H.fiO, worth slo.,in. Iklucle cloth short wraps with feather trim ming, at >12.50, worth tlHJki. a J|tT l,n nhort wraps, Astrakhan trimmed 1 ..00, worth >!3.(M. Broca<le Ottoman silk short wraps, fur trim mlng and ornament*. >11.50. worth >!7.,10. Black all-w-)ol Newmarkets tight Otting, full tailor finlnh, at >8.60, worth >13.00. . Newmarkets, double-breasted, tight-ttttlng. at fti m, worth >lO. Flye Paris-made wraps in heavy seal plushes, with silk medallion loops and black Milk velv.-t triinined, with hand made garniture. These* g'Nxls will Im* gold at the same reduction. wAn early call will convince the most skeptical that the above prices have never been touched be fore.No samples cut during this sale. Geo. H, Kalteyer, President - Otto Koehler, Sec. and Manager. ★ LONE STAR* SAN ANTONIO. TEXAS. Big B argains! IN CURTAINS FOR Thirty Days. ERASTUS REED. HOTEL - MAVERICK o The best Appointed Hotel in San Antonio. MAX HERRMANN, - - Piwifc -o The Patronage of Commercial Travelers solic ited. Table and Accommodations first-class. SHAFER & BRADEN 31 West Commerce Street, Sole Agents for — “HOME COMFORT” RANGES, ln the City of—- San Antonio and Vicinity. PRACTICAL PLUMBERS, J'tT’Dealers in numbers. Gas and Steam Fitters’ Supplies and Asbestos Packing BYRNES & KERR, OFFICE-ROOM 1, SOLEDAD BLOCK. Composition or Gravel Roofing, Contractors for Streets and Sidewalk Paving and Curbings of Oak and any kind of Materia Make especially ot Fillings ami Gravel Walks. Work promptly attended to. <WFtf EUGENE BTAFFEU ALEXANDER KUHL. STAFFEL & KUHL, General Commission Merchants, Cotton, Wool and Hides. Agents for Weir Sulky Plow, Steel Riding and Walking Cultivators, Corn and Cotton Planters, Deering Mowers, Reapers, Binders and Harvesting Machines. ’ Littles Chemical Fluid and Powder Dips. NO. 19 NAVARRO ST., - - SANANTONIO.TEX. LDU QUESNAY'S, 3 West Commerce Street. CIGARS, Wholesale andjßetail. Only $5 Year. HOSIERY. Closing out of Hosiery. Plied high In baskets, we exhibit a vast ar ray of broken lota ami sizes, ladies’ inisaes' and children's. At 1 ftp I HUO pairs assorted colors and sizes, nt luv । worth 2uc and 26c. At 9Of J pairs fancies and solid colors. Hl 4VV , worth 35c to 5Uc. At 7^’pairs fandea and solid colors, nt uuv ( worth from 50c to 76c. I 200 dozen ladies'Maco yarn, fash- At 99p I ioned French feet. nt mdq down ladies’ solid colors and ( fancies,worth, 33c to 3714 c and 40c. Other odd lots fancy Lisle thread and silks at the same cut. UNDERWEAR. Knit Underwear, One lot ladies'flue white merino underwear or drawt rs at 42c, reduced from 55c. One lot ladies' extra white merino under vests or drawers at 75c. worth >l.OO 75 dozen infants', children's and misses' un dervesta ami drawers, all cut down in the Harue proportion. Muslin Underwear. 30 dozen Mucks full size muslin underskirts at 45c, worth 75c. 25 dozen ladies' chemise*, best muslin, at 45c worth 70c. 60 dozen corsets at 30c, a bargain to anybody at 75c. A tremendous big pile of knit shawls, felt skirts. Nubias, tascinators, hoods, etc., sill at 50c each, worth >l.OO and >1.35.