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My prlci'i tro stunners ltcad, Judgo for yourselves. San Antonio Light. Tho greatest excitement In San Antonio, Competitors won ilcr at my low figures. Dnke of Dnrliam. Pnrily 5c Bas I5c- l'ACICAUB 81.11 HAltT, - . MAIN 1'kAZA. Vol. III. No. 219. 1 San Antonio, Texas, Thursday, December 13, 1883. Ten Cents a Week LOOK AT THESE PRICES. Come anil Inspect tho liurguliis. To IIiojc contcmplatlnjr purchases for Christmas wo would my Come Buy Ilel'oro All is Sold. ur object la to closo out theso llnoa entirely lo onablo our Intention of pursuing Iho business of MIMNEUV anil FANCV GOODS EXCLUSIVITY. :iosctolfs. No backing out. THEY MUST GO! JS5, MAYER dks SO'KT. Silks mid Vlv:,i. I lionets JUluinet's brands $1 2." reduced to Wo Extra quality silks II 6' rudiicid In Jl 21 Super extra silks $3 S3 'reduced tn $1 in Flno dress velveteens, all TOo Flno dress velvotaJl 73 reduced to $1 fin Flno drcs brocades $' V5 reduced tolnio lilnck CiiKhinoro. Our alt woolGOo qiia'lfy rnr3c Our all wool fiSc quality foMSc Our all wool TOo quality for Ko Our all wool K!o quality forCio Our all wool Uki quality fur"0o Our all wool SI 00 quality for tfc Our all wool $1 fOnuallty forJl 10 Bhoodah solids, nil wool, iQ Inch, worlli Ke, re duced to Mo Bhoodah solids, all wool, 40 Inch, worth Wo, re duced to 01c Flannels und WooIoiih. Flno valuo 25c Roods for 18c Fine valuo Mo goods for 2!o Flno raluc tfo trooda for 3.1c Flno valuo Mo goods f or K!a Flno valuo 85c goods for TOo Flno valuo $1 goods for&Oo Including Cnlirornln, Shaker, Imported, medi cated, etc cto. TowuIb and Table Linens. Ouo tot 15c reduced to 10a Ono lot 2i)o reduced to liMio One lot U3c reduced to 20o German ilnmatk ftk) reduced to :Wc Oerinan damask TOo reduced to rlo Ocrman damask (lOu reduced to too Oerinan damask $1 25 leduced toliSo ' This la an elegant opportunity for rcstau- rantcurs and hotel men. Curtain pairs Jl 25 reduced to Hue Curtain pairs tl 00 reduced tn $1 V) Curtain pairs K GO reduced to SI 85 Curtain pairs $4 unreduced to $1 W Curtain pairs i'J CO reduced tn $7 00 Yard curtaining 27o reduced to 'tic Yard curtaining 35o roducetl to 25c Yard curtaining 40o rciluced to 50o . Yard curtaining GOo reduced to 37c Yard curtaining C5c reduced to G2o Yard curtaining 83o reduced to 65c Yard curtaining ft 00 reduced to Sla Yard curtaining $1 Si reduced to Jl 00 Napkins, all linen, per doz SOo reduced to 05o Napkins, all linen, per doz SI 00 reduced to .o Napkins, all linen, per doz Jl 25 reduced to (tic N.pklns, all linen, doz Jt .VI reduced to f 1 10 Napkins, all linen, doz il W reduced to 1 US Domestic, Marsclllo Quilts. Quilts Jl 00 reduced to 75o guilts Jl 25 reduced tolOo guilts jl Ml reduced to Jl 10 G--RANX CLOAK SACRIFICE. On our already greatly reduced prleoaa further discount of 10 per cent. Tine Millinery Goods Lower Than Eastern Prices. OLIDAY PRESENTS IT S. STERN'S 03 Q O p CQ o o J CQ D 0 r o o CQ tn u o a CQ 3N THE LINE OK Largest Display of Jewelry to be Found in the State. MR.T. BEEKMAH'S BODY fOUND- IN THE RIVER, HEAR GUENTIIER'S MILLS. watclies, Fine Jewelry i Silverware S. STERN, Jeweler, 248 Commerce Street, San Antonio. DROWNED, Jury Iteturn n Verdict f 'Ilroune.l Wlilla Under the lnllueiice of I.lquor," Hut do Not Say Accidentally. This morning the dead body of a man wat found In the river by Gucnther's mill, by the driver of the mill wagon. A jury was ihtn called together at quick ai possible, and an Inquest was held before Justice Adam. The witnesses being duly sworn, John llrosky said: I live at Gucnther's mill. This morn ing when I carrie to the mill, about 5:30 'clock, I intended to let the mill go, but saw somtthing lying in the water by the mill. I did not think It wat a human being. Half an hour afterwards I went there to clean out the dam and found It wat a human being. lie was found laying at the tame place and tn the time position in which the jury found him. I do not know the deceased. When I went away from the mill last night, I looked and taw nothing there, and that It all I know about the matter. Mr. A. M. Ileekman, being duly sworn, then testified at follows: I am a merchant on the Military plait. Deceased it my brother Ileekman. I taw him latt at about 5 'dock on last Saturday evening, lie came into my store and I wat very busy, but thook andt with him. I taw he had been drink ing, but don't know haw long he had been in town. He came in sometime that evening. Hit money It deposited with ut He asked how much money have I deposited with yout tald I don't know ; go to our brother, the book-keeper ; he will tell you. lie then alked back to the office and asked for $3, which he got. Nothing wat mentioned about hit going to the river. He went out and It wat the last time I taw him. He livet In Handera county. He it not manied and it about 28 or 30 years old. He hat property In Handera county and tome horses. He was born in Southern Ohio. No trouble was com plained of. I have not any suspicion of foul play. When he came to town he was always drinking, and was then always getting into difficulties a kind of man liable to get Into trouble. G. R. Boulware said: I am a butcher on North Flores ttreet. I did not know T Ileekman. He wat in on Saturday evening. He came to my place a little before tun down and said: I am a little tight thit evening; you mutt not take any offcnie. He then called for a feed of corn for his horse and paid for it. Alter this he went out and returned about 7 o'clock and sat on a barrel talking to Mr. Wlmbley, an employee of mine. A match was lying on the counter ; he picked it up and applied it to some socks. Mr. W'imbley jetked the locks from him. II; then dropped the match, lighted, into a box ol matches. Hold on, young man, I said; don't set the matches on fire and burn me He replied, what kind of a house do you run t I said a first-class house. I don' allow people to come Into my house and set fire to matches and burn me out. He jumped up and started towardt Ihc door, saying, you run it and be d d. When he got to the doer he turned round and came back to the counter, commencing to unbutton hit coat at if he wanted to raise row. He atked, do you uy I tct the box of matches on fire. I replied no, I did not tay anything of the kind. I only tald I did not want you to do it. He said, you 1 ol a b you know better than to lay the like. Then I itarted toward him. He ran out rf the door, and when in front of the gate I caught him. He begged me not to hit him, to I turned him loose, when he went towsrd the Military plaza. I went Into my store, when Mr, Wimbley told me it was one of the Ileekman boys. He was gone about 20 or 30 minutes. Then he came back and aat down by me, saying we can whip him, can't we ! I don't know who he referred to. He was very much Intoxicated at thit time. Alter this he again left, going toward Krisch's hall, and in 10 minutes came back with a cut under his right eye. Going through the store, he went Into the camp yard behind, and a German in the yard said he went out of the gate toward the Main plan. Thatit the last I saw ol him An old gentleman in the yard laid he would whip Mm if he did not behave himself. Thit I heard from another party. He wat very in toxicated, crazy, but could walk straight. Dr. Gravel dcpoicd that be and Dr. Braun- nagel examined the body and lound nobrcaki on the turfaee. The discoloration under the eye was from decomposition. His eyes were Intact. There were no signs of violence. He teemed very fult of water, and the Indications were of death by drowning. He looked at II he had been In the water three or four dayt. In answer to Juryman Abby, Dr. Gravet tald had he been thrown into the river after death he would not have been ao full of.watcr. The jury then retired, and after tome con sultation, lound a verdict that be came to hit death on or about the 8;h by drowning while under the influence of liquor. It wat a curiout fact that the body wat Identified by an affidavit found In the pocket which Jim McClosky had given him to prove a horse away from another party. NIGHT ARTISTsT Hurgliirlous Intent 011 Mobbing nv Saloon anil Confectlonnry Store. Latt night, with ttt darkness and con tinuous thowert of heavy rains, wat certainly a propitious time for the raids of the night thief and burglar, and he wat not neglectful of the opportunity to plunder; the weather wat hit friend and the dtrknett till cloak, and to he wai on the lookout for the main chance. The Iluck Horn saloon, on Commerce street, struck hit fancy, at an eatly hour thit morn ing, and here he endeavored to enter by ap plying plnchert from the outside to the key that was In the lock. It foiled him, however, and refuted to budge. Hit fruitless effort might sever have been known were It not that Mr. Ulrlch Kische, on attempting to Insert the key on the outside ol the same door dis covered that it would not work, and besides bore marks of having been tampered with by tome ttrong Instrument. Neatly opposite thit saloon the confec tionary store of G. A. Duerler also received the attention of the Industrious night artist. This place was broken into from the market street tide by removing a large pane of glait from the door, through which the thief en tered. Nothing of any great value In the shape of sweet meats has been missed from the stock. As there was money in the drawer which was left untouched, It is inferred by the proprietor that it wat the work of tome young hoodlum. He departed by opening the door from the Inside, and leaving it wide open after him, which wai the first Indication the pro prietor had of hit stealthy guest's pretence, on opening his store thli morning, YoALDERMANT TELEGRAPHIC, CONVERSE'S BILL TO RESTORE RATES ON IMPORTED WOOLS. Tho Seronil Want Waul. Colonel A. Ilel knap to l'roparly ltepresent Her. Colonel A. Ilelknap't notice of candidacy for re-election as City Alderman appears in' to-day's issue. The position sought for It not one which Colonel 11. particularity craves for. The multiplicity of hit business cares are such as to almost preclude him from paying the same zealous attention to city affairs which has characterized his career as an Incumbent of this office. He Is pressed forward by the business men of the city, by the property holders, by the mechanic who seeks to build a home here, by the laborer who wants cheaper rents and by the progressive element of San Antonio generally who are tn earnest In widen ing the boundaries of ttt residence portion and making it grow and boom till she will realize her destiny ol being the unrivalled metropolis of Texas. Colonel Ilelknap't perseverance and success at President of the Street Car railway have given our city tuch a momentum and Impetut that property ownert witneising the enhanced value of real ettate along Itt Unci will make his candidacy, their cause. The people feel that to his efforts In thli direction perhaps more than to any other agency San Antonio owet its present growth Themossbackism that opposes the further ex tension of these lines in spite of the over whelming sentiment and petitions of properly holders must go Into private retirement to ruminate over their factions and selfish ob struction to clean cut progress. Colonel 11. has served most acceptably on the committees of finance, streets and schools, has been Incessant in season and out of sea son tn promoting the city's welfare, and it will be a matter of pleasurable duty for the citizens ol the Second ward to re-elect him. They have In him a live, vigorous business man, and they are not likely to select a piece of antique statuary from some musty museum in hit place. Of theic latter, God knows, the Council hai more than enough already, Ilenloa It. On Monday an itrm appeared in the Light laying that a Mexican woman wat caught In the act of stealing wood from Mrt. Koblei, The woman tn question called at this office and denies the statement as to the theft, and says the went to houte for the purpose of collecting 75 cents which they owed her for the wood, or she wanted to get it back again Whan It Jtulnetl Heaviest. That mysterious, ubiquitous and numerous gentleman called the "oldest Inhabitant" 1 many tided and sometimes quarrels with him self. One tide of him In discussing to-day, in a reminiscential way, on the recent heavy rains, said that we have got to go back to 1837 to beat It, while another side of him re members distinctly that in the fall ol '57, Ihi year in which the old Mcnger hotel wat opened, which wai the event then In San Antonio, a longer and a iteadier rain poured down Hi floods, the rain continuing five weeks, Which side of him Is the most reliable t Did Not Succeed. A gentleman named Connor arrived in town on the freight train which reaches th International depot early in the morning. He had left a laddie and leggingt in another coach where a white boy wai Healing a ride. He teeing the saddle determined to poitess himself of It, and when neariog the depot dropped it out of the window, meaning to re. turn and pick it up. He wai, however, de tected in the act by a conductor, and the saddle wat regained by ttt owner. The two articlci together were valued at $50. No chargei were made against the boy, though hit presence in town, and his attempted theft nat uecn rcpoiica ai neauquanert. Notlce-Sno Caaea Imported Wl Woaro rccotvlng to-day W0 cases of wines uireci iroru mo uesi mel anin on inounino, or mo following brumia. viz: Nlu'stclocr vintage. 1878. Ijvulwnticlmer vintage, lfl8. Deldcsbeimer vintage, 1878. Mebfraumllch vintage, 1870. ltauouthater vintage, 1870. Murcobrunner vintage. 1874. lludosliolmor llorg vintage, 1S74, Johunlsborger vlntago, 1874. Purst Mutlurnlch. nrlvata stock. 'X'lioso wines wero aoloctod byour Mr. Hugo in person wiiuai 111 uermany, ana wo guaran- sty mom bihuiuivijt gtiuuiiio anu pure. Lovers of good wines now have an opport tlnest wlno ever brought to San Antonio.' 13-13-1UI lfl'UO & SCHMELTZKIt. Alamo l'laza Iteoutln Irishmen In Conveiitlo lloaton Goes republican Mlscel. laneoua Matters. New York. December 11. The entire force of compositors on the Tribune struck nigni. Fall River, December 12. Kx-Atderman urett, a member of the Democratic Slate committee, and Jtmcs Kirby have been ar retted In connection with the graveyard In surance conspiracy. San I rancisco, December 12. The rumor that Claui Spre:kles has cornered the entire Hawaiian sugar production It confirmed. The quantity It estimated at So.ooo.cco oundi, sufficient to cnible him to control the sugar trade 01 me coast. Cleveland, December 12. Chlel Arthur, the Ilrotherhood of Locomoliie Engineers, ferrlne to allrced difficulties with the rail roads, says that he knows nothing about them. The llrotherhood has no present or prospective misunderstanding with railways anywhere. New Orleans, December 12. A Mon terey special sayt the Mayor of New lUredo hat been ordered to be arretted as one of the principals in the recent train robbery on the Mexican National. The authorities of Ta- maulipas have refused to surrender him, and other prominent officials are Involved. The affair is assuming a serious national aspect. several robbers nave escaped owing to me delay of the officials. Ciucaco, December 12. An Intoxicated individual in the gallery of the Academy of Music last night set up a cry of "fire I" The large audience surged toward the eatt doors, but the manager had the exitt on the mam uoor Closed, ana uy nis ciiorts anu inose on the stace succeeded In reassurlnc the audience. The galleries were emptied without any serious mishap. The man who raised the disturbance was arrested. Boston, Mass., December 12. The result of the election In Boston yesterday Is as fol lows: Augustus F. Martin (Republican) wat elected Mayor, and at the Republicans elected 10 01 the 12 aldermen, the council stands 311 Republican!, 11 Democrats and 1 Independ ent!. The Democratic vote againit licente wat unexpectedly large. The negative votei numbered 13,576, againit 22,050 affirmative. ijist year tne vole ttood, lor license, 22,772; against, 9,325 Milwaukee, Wis., December 12. The Irish State convention, called to amalgamate all the Irish organizations in Wisconsin in be. half of Ireland, began a session In.the Acad emy ol Music to-day. Over 400 delegates, representing social, benevolent, military and certain religious societies from every corner of tne State were present. I he Chiel biccutivc, Donnelly, being conlined with a broken leg, tne convention was caned to order uy a Mil wauaee delegate, runong, Kansas City, December 12. With regard to the reports telegraphed abroad that the cattle in Jefferson and adjoining counties of Kansas are dying with a contagious disease, perhaps pleuro pneumonia, the Livestock In dicator ol to-morrow will lay 1 "The reports are unfounded. The few losses occurrlccate from the bad sewerage and unwholesome food, resulting In an ailment almost similar to ury murnan, wmcn is Doming 01 an epidemic, ana tne unease 11 not contagious." Washington, December 13. Nomina tioni: Royal A. Johnston, of New York, Surveyor-General of Arizona; Lawrence Waldon, of Illinois, Judge of the Court of Claims; John R. Tanner, United States Marshal of the Southern District of Illinois. Confirmations : Scth Ledyard I'helps, Envoy E.iiraorainary ana ai muter i ienipotentiary Peru: William W. Thomas. Minister reside of Sweden and Norway; Henry White, Second Secretary of the Legation to London; Edwin Farley, Collector Internal Revenue for the second District 01 Kentucky. HlLLSBORO, December 12. The crowd In town It Increasing. Miss Bond made her first appearance in court to-day, accompanied by her mother and a married sister. Montgom cry, the defendant, was In a silting position where he was shielded by counsel Irons Miss Bond a view. Suddenly one ol the counsel moved and left Montgomery exposed to her gaze. His eyes lowered, he trembled and at-t-mnted to raise his hat to his features, but 100 laic, tne signi 01 nis lace utterly prostrated! ner. sne lainieu ana amia murmurs 01 sjm pithy wat carried away from the court room New York, December 12. The Weitern Union telegraph company declaret a quar terly dividend of 13 per cent. net. The revenue for the qurrter it $1,750,000, turplut $106,550. 1. II. Pillus & Co., cotton mer chants, are reported suspended Liabilities one-nan secured, mrir mutinies on the cotton exchange are small. President Green stated at the meeting ol Directors that the number of investori in the ttock hat increased 300 since the transfer bioki were opened on October 16 latt. Over three-fourth! of the entire capital stock is In the hands of thi members, less than one-quarter being in tin nanos 01 ine siock oroaers. Washington, December 12. Representa tlve Convene, who Introduced a bill yesterday to provide for the restoration of rates on Im ported woolt, will endeavor to get the bill through the Houte without waiting for a re fon from tne committee on the whole. II ntendt to leek recognition by the Speak on the first day of the suspeasion of rules, i order to move to tuspend tne rulet and to put the bill on passage be Ihinkt he will get th requisite two-thirds vote. Converse's object In taking this course is to have the proposi tion voted on on Its meritt, and to prevent ill being handicapped by other tariff amendments, si probably will be tne cate should It go to th committee. Galveston, December 12. For the past 10 days rapid prrgrcji has been made in thi construction of the new bate ball park Tremont street near the beach. The enclosure will be 680 feet long by 375 feet wide, and three-quarter-mile race track It being laid off and leveled. The bate ball diamond it located wlthln'.the (rack. The entire work will be irav il Two of tho most expensively drensed and largest DOLLS ever exhib ited In this city, and a Decorated Dinner Sot GIVEN AWAY By&repry&Co.3 HOUSTON STIlIUJT. iTos. 409, 411, 413, and 415 On Now Year' Kvo. Rvcry tirchancr of t fortuof Kooda rect'lvc a ticket. Toys, Christmas Presents, In great vat let r at lowest prices. kos. Goggan & Broilers Have opened a branch of their Galveston house at 2 o Commerce ttreet, San Antonio, and have the largest stock ol pianos, organs, theet music, strings and musical Instruments of any houte in the city. They are State agentt for the world renowned Steinway PIANOS! and the favorite and popular Emerton pianot and sell the same, as well at all other goods In their line, at cheap at any house North 01 South. Thos. Coggan & Bros, tell pianot and on such small monthly Installments that every family can afford to buy one. 9.15-301 Staeliely & Tips- Builders' Hardware, Iron, Steel N1U, llorio felioei, AVooJ Work, And Tool of Kvery I)ciarJtlon PAINTS and OIJLS, Table aiid Pocket Cnllery. Jnlui Iliwn I, An. I anil iiilkr nlnira. nliltl. valors, etc. Tcnncssoo wuxons snd ircnersl farm machinery. l--l--om completed by Christmas. A series of run ning, trotting, cnariot ana iaay equestrienne races have been arranged for holiday week. Thi internal revenue case of the United States vcrtui the Houston and Texts Central railroad, pending before the Supreme court at Washington, has been referred to a court of officials In this city to report upon the oflcr of the railroad to compromise for $30,000. The Judgment with interest amounts to about $100-000. Alt n Mlatnko. UdltorBan Antonio Unlit : San Anionic), December 12. Having noticed an article tn your piper concerning myself and husband, I have to state your In formant wai mistaken. At the time of the shooting I wai at a neighbor's house. Hear ing the shooting from the direction of my house, and knowing I had left my husband cleaning two guns, preparatory 10 going shoot ing the following day (one gun he always kecpt loaded), I wat anxious, and on arriving at my house my husband Informed me that he had made a mistake In the guns and came near snooting nlmtell, I Jits Is all 1 know about the matter. Mary Schwartz. The Old Maennerchor, The Beethoven Maennerchor convened on Tuesday evening at their rooms in Scholz's building after a long Intermission. Fourteen new members were admitted, and It it now the Intention of the society to revive ttt old time prestige and hold weekly meetings lor rehearsal of music. Professor Katzenberger was chosen to be the new musical director and hereafter with a revived interest and In creased membership they will meet every Tu I lay evening at their roomt. This lithe oldett musical club or toclety in the State, Is compoted of some of our bett citizens, pos sessing musical cultivation and tatte, princi pally Germans, at ttt name Indicate!, and will do much to foster In our minds a proper appreciation of classic music.