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F.ct.fora.l.mokcra.ndde.lcr. sl A W -fl 1 8111 MiD CfllDJBillOn Sid EHHS3 .Cl Tl Tl Tifl 1 1 1 CP H if" SSHS tl 1 ill 1 tJl llkJ lLh'l 1 1 my goods cheaper than any other A w tobacconist. 8iu Haiit, Main p u, y Ily selling Lono Fisherman, Our Borland Ocm cigarettes, Duke of Durham and Purity at 5 cents package. Imported cigars at do rncslla prices. The largest atock. Uctter variety. Sim Hart, Comer Haiti Fltia u Vol. III. No. 231. M PRESENTS AT S. STERN'S 03 Q o p w 03 o o EIN THE Largest Display of Jewelry watclies, Fine JewelrTiSitoware S. STERN, Jeweler, 248 Commerce Street, San Antonio Grand Slaughter Sale ! $15,000 WORTH OF BOOTS AND SHOES! All .t My Oku Manubietare, will be. Said at iCTUIL COST, II 1 HUMBUG ! PTrroprictor Crescent City Hoot and BUoc Manufactory. No. 17 Soledad street, opposite the ourt house, San Antonio. My stick embraces all Vlucliof nooU and Show, and I'ran uar ant quality, at jle and prloe. j.-w " "HERE'S YOUR LIGHT 1" What Newaboy of Thla City la llolnr for mmieii aim ma mends. There i a bright business little lad named Tommy Dean, one of the carrleri of (he Light and other papers, who could well serve ai a model in many respecti for. all the boysofhlsageas ntellai for thote much hit enlor. Tommy is an English boy about n years old. He came to this country with his father a couple of years ago and immediately began to earn his own living. He got bis piping weak voice In trim, bought a lew copies of the LiaitT and was soon found tuning all over our business stree'j disposing of his papers, He was out in all kinds of weather. lie never ran ragged nor shabby. Ills pennies were not spent as they reached him, but on the contrary he was cleanly and decently attired, and careful of his money. A prominent attorney of the city had frequently observed young Dean, and on Inquiry learned what a little boy, pruJent, economical and self respecting beyond his years could accem plish. Young Dean has earned dally sums varying from 75 cents to $1 50. This he has carried home and put aside and as last as his little hoard reached the value of a five pound note he has sent it to his former home in England in order to aid his nearest relatives in paying their passage to America. By this means an uncle and an aunt have been enabled already to reach this haven of cheap land and remunerative labor. Two more relatives are now on the deep, owing this lift In life to the little newsboy of koiiutiiti; HTUUUT LINE OP: to be Found in the State. swift pace and cherry vcice. He, in an old. fashioned manner, tells that when they arrive here he lakes their note, and that they reim burse him by installments with Interest. Sev eial gentlemen have Interested themselves in Tommy. Many had given him quarters, and some times half dollars for his paper, de clining any change, knowing that Tommy will put them to good use, and that these tokens of encoursgeteent are not without good results. This young lad is worthy of all praise, and it is not presuming too much on prediction to anticipate for him in the future the well mum!. ed career of a prosperous business man. Stopped InTlmeT An old mn wending his way along St. Mary's street yesterday with a bag of money in his hand, iust before the hanVi rlnil .ll.l not see a treacherous, sllent-treadlng Mexican onowing in his footsteps; did not hear him approach closer and closer, ami li.l nni ... the hand raised to snatch perchance his well earneu pittance away. So intent are people in their own acts and thouphti thit 11... celve and know not things In movement around mem. so did not this Mexican in his dastard act see a well known gentleman of this city with a steady eye and strong arm only await. Ing the moment to strike the offender down. A thief or murderer, In fact any sort of a criminal nn...lt. -! i i ... .1 tvuv.-.ij p..ui aiuuuu nice inc needle of a compass, and radiate searching t-.. ,..niuiauuiii 10 mate sure Ol se curity. lh. M. ! j.t.. .1 1 1 not friendly looking watcher, and concluding deep muttered curses. San Antonio, Texas, Friday, December 28, 1 A TREE GIFT-LADEN. CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION AT THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. With Chor of Clerient Children a (once by Oar City's Meet Vocallila, (llrte and Cheer, the Saviour's Adveut la Heralded. Last evening at the First Frethyterlan church the celebration of Christmas cheer and joy was celebrated in a manner worthy of all praise. The audltorum was crowded at Ihe opening of the services, which began slortly after 7 o'clock, alter a brief prayer by the pastor, Uev. Dr. Neil. The Christmas tree was the cynosure of all observation, lis boughs, like a heavily ltden pear tree, russet and bountiful as an Autumn benefaction, bent heavily with the strain of gladsome presents, lis gifts were numerous and rich, as if some fairy had determined to excel with sweet and swilt surprise all the previous presents of a few days ago. Christmas Carols abounded in the rick plenitude of ilea young voices, reminding one of how "A Christmas Carol oft' could cheer Tbe poor uan'j heart through half the year." The Grst song by the Sunday-school, en titled "That Wonderful Tree," brought a melody so clear and strong and Joyous that it would have made Santa Claus wish from his inmost heart that his stay here had been pro longed to hear It "King tbe Christmas Dells," with a solo by Miss Ada Hockelt, brought back memories of Yule log and mis tletoe, of soundless snow and peal from bel fry, which alaayt hauntthe heart of the oldest who had a home once in youth to turn to and look at. Mr. A. E. Williams in a rich bass voice sang most feelingly a solo "Far Away." It searched the hearts of his bearers and brought them face to face again with those whom memory would not willingly let perish. The school children p to their eye brows in the rapture of this event now burst forth In a sweet refrain of "Thoughts of Home," fol lowed by a pensive solo by Miss Ina Lemman. Then came the Sunday school again in "Wonderful Words," a strain fraught with religious teaching and pleating everybody by Its rendition In voice and manner. If the "last shall be first" surely Miss Fannie Newton was expressly placed here to verify the old saying. She bad only returned from Cincinnati last Sunday, where she bid carried off as a vocalist In the Conservatory of Music there, such honors as to make our city deservedly proud. She was placed last night as a debutante with these fresh honors thick npon her and it is but sincere trulh to say that they grew fresher and greener as she ssng "Angels Ever Bright and Fair," that most difficult of pieces on which Mdlle. Neilson has based her reputation and which is her most gracious requital of the loudest encores. Miss Newton need fear no adverse criticism hereafter if her well trained voice and sweet notes can always utter such melody. At the conclusion of this feast of song Ihe tree, lhat "wonderful trec'.was stripped of Its gifts, yea even of its foilage, as groupes of old andyoucg received their presents and dis persed. To another Christmas celebration of this kind and such excellence "may we be there to see," FREDERICK WAR DE LAST NIGHT. The nest Performance aa Tet-A Delighted Aadlenee. Last night at Turner Hall Julius Caesar was performed to an audience lhat en In mm. plete sympathy with Mr. Frederick Warde as marc Aniony. 111s support was a most com mendable imnrOVement nn ihpir n.rlnrmn.. of the night previous, and have left an im pression on our theatre-goers that must lend tO make this trOUDe'a Slav here mml nnmitir and profitable one. It has been always sell unacrttooa anil acknowledged that Julius Cesar is the most difficult of all Shakespeare's master-pieces lo properly mount and perform. It stands supreme on the stage as a piece in which there is no under-current of courtship or untried love, and where every character necessitates an actor of merit. Every actor plays here a part in which to falter or perform indifferently is to mar the excellencies of the whole. It can be well said that there Is no secondsry character In the play, and hence It has been frequently chosen in great theatrical tournamcnts.notably at the Cincinnati exposition of last year as a proper field where dramatic stars of the high est magnitude played comparatively second ary roles, "nor felt their dignity decreased." And it speaks well for Mr. Warde's support that on last evening, barring some school boy stiffness of elocution, It gave general satisfac tion. Mr. Warde In Ihe eulogy over Casar'i dead body exhibited his genius consummately. He swayed the populace and rabble just fresh from Brutus' eloqnence with the art of demagogue, and the vivid appeal of patriot and friend of Cxiar combined. Mr. Warde's performance of last night has won him many new friends here most de servedly. We trust he will carry away from us as many appreciations of our city's love of the legitimate drama as It would fain express golden opinions of his artistic merit and of the genial, gentlemanly actor himself. To-night Brutus, or the Fall ofTarqula, to be followed by Kalherlne and Petruchlo. Those Who Followed. Amoag those who followed Jose Penalcza to his last resting place were Major Dwyer, Bryan Callaghan, Mr. Baldus (District Clerk), Judge Mason, loan Cardenas, Antonio Rlvas, Alexos Perez, Lino Sanchei, Fred Cocke (District Attorney), LeoTarleton, G. DashleD, J. Casslano, Dr. Graves (County rhyslcian), Judge Kosenheirner, Jay Mlnler, Thad Smith (County Clerk), C. Wuribach, SheiifT McCall and deputies, Ed. Braden (County Commis sioner), Captains Shardeln and Hughes, Mr. Locke (Counly Surveyor), and Knights of Tythlss. Knlghti of l'ythlai. At the rrgular meeting of Elk Ixdge No. 35, Knights of I'jthias, held last evening, Ihe fol lowing officers were elected for the ensuing term 1 W. W. Herron, Chancellor Com mandeii J. S. Ramsay, Vice Chancellor; John L. Ward, Prelate; L. M. Michael, Master of Exchequer; Thomas I). Johnson, Master of Finance; George K. Dashlell, Keeper of Records and Seal; Herman Loehnltr, Master at Arms; W. II Smhli, Representative lo Grand Lodge; Alternate, T. W. Mullaly; Trustees, C. II Cliff rd, N. M. Smith and J. S. Ramssy. Christmas Tree atTrlelty Cburek. The Christmas tree entertainment at Trinity Methodist Episcopal church last night was a most decided success. Tbe church was well filled with friends, parents and children, whose dancing eyes and expectant attitudes betokened most intense Interest in the final outcome. The programme of exercises consisted In an organ voluntary, followed by an admirable Christmas exercise, published by the Metho dist Episcopal Book concern, "The Msgl and the Man." Each child and many adults re ceived presents, each of the same kind. Finally all joined heartily in "Joy to the World the Lord is Come," led by the pastor, Rev. Falkinburg. Consigned to i:rth. Mr. Jose Maria Pcnalota was followed to his last home at 10 o'clock this morning. Over 40 carriages were In the funeral cortege. He was followed to hit grave betides by many on foot desirous of raving respectful and heartfelt homage to the many good qualities of tne deceased. Mr. Penalosa has left behind him a host of friends, Mexican and American, to whom he had endeared himself by his manly conduct as citizen, officer and soldier. At the grave Dr. Neil, of the First Tresby terian church, pronounced a brief funeral dis course, while the simple, yet imposing, rites of Ihe Knights of Pythias consigned, as the last act of friendship and honor, the remains of one of the members of their order to Ihe keeping of Us maker and its God. Merchants Opera. House. Crowds are still flocking to the theater to see Baron Seeman, and his mysterious feats, and sure It is bewildering to see the prolessor transform a mass of cotton into live fluttering pigeons, turning handkerchiefs into umbrella covers and vice versa. Look as close as you can with eyes, ears and mouth all open, it's of no avail, the professor does the trick right under your nose, but yet you can't detect the secret of linking and unlinking those perplex ing rings. Yet there are many performances given by him which are just as mysterious as these, so that after the first act you would not be surprised to see the theatre suddenly trans formed Into a circus lent. The culmination of his msglc art is in Ihe "Electra." Professor Seeman places Miss Mane on a stand, mesmerizes her, then de liberately places his hands under her feet, lifts her into the air, where she remains with no visible support whatever. He moves her to and fro, up and down and in all directions, pauses her to represent different charactors, and in whatever position he leaves her, she remains absolutely motionless and several feet In the air. This is mystery outmatched and the smartest have no solution to ofler. But Little Satisfaction. From the Now York Tribune It is little satisfaction that the Irish-American mischief makers have been able to get out of the O'Donnell Incident. General Pryor, whom they sent lo England to defend the slayer of Carey, gained them no glory, nor were they able to make capitalout ofany affronts offered to lim. Their representative was not affronted, he was merely suppressed, and not by the court, but by O'DonneU's own counsel. Now Ihe same distinguished counsel have informed thenffirlnnt frt.nH. f rvn-!l .1... .v.. underground railway outrages, and the ap- I-.....VIUHWU; me nun-American press, caused a great change of public sentiment in hnpltnrl flfrtlntt ft,.!. 1;..t 1,-1 I hang him. Possibly this unpleasant frank. neni anil Ihe rn.!L. r .i.. i-t.. .1 mileis yesterday will have a discouraging effect on unnn Ik. Irl.n ..t,Ui. I for a day or two. A Saline Widower. Mr. Stoner was a widower, whose dally avocation was to hunt and fish. He was an expert at snaring wild ducks with decoys. When a second marriage was suggested to him he scouted the idea. "I ain't oa the many no more. For 64 years and 9 months I've fallowed Ihe water, man and boy, I've gunned It and I've eeled it; I've been wiacked and I've been married, and I've 'sperlenced religion. I was oncommon good to my wife. I never said nothin' about her going to meet ia', and she had all the physic she could swallow, and no grumbling about the eipense; but ef I had a notion to get up sort o' early in the mornln' I was tilers too early; ef I was a little tardy In glltin' up I was alters late; ef there was one stick of wood short I didn't have no ambition, and ef I got to dreamin' at night that geese was flyin' and bonked a spell the said 1 was no fit man for no decent woman to live with. I tell you when I got married I thought I was experienced; but I tell you what it is, I don't know nothin'. After I got 'nltlated it used to make me laugh to see-lhe gosllns cou'tin' and marryln', and whenever I see a pair of 'em struttin' up the road I used to go out to the wood pile and laugh to split my sides. My old womsn would come out hoppin' msd and ask me what I was doin', and when I'd tell her I was a thinkln', she'd say, what witht" For Kent, A four room house, with irood water, tl.ado and fruit trees. Apply on premises. Utlca, bet wean Flores and San Pedro aveuu. St TELEGRAPHIC, FUNERAL OF MRS. GENERAL ROSEN-CRANS-INIURY TO GRANT. Captain Kadi' Letter llecardlnc the In rovemrnt of Oalvestou Harbor, ICto. Kvmii.no, Pa., December ay. A petition requesting Congress to prevent Ihe importstion of foreign laborers under contracts made abroad is receiving many signatures among working men here. Washington, December The Presi dent left Washington last evening for New York with Ihe purpose of attending lo private business and also attending a reception given this afternoon by Stephen 11. French. He will possibly retirn to Washington to-morrow. San Francisco, December 27. Frederick C Burchard, who testified yesterday in the Hill-Sharon divorce case that be was, on April 18, 18S1, engaged to be married to Miss Hill, was, on complslnt of that lady, arrested this afternoon for perjury. He was released on bond. Washington, December 37. Lieutenant General Sheridan has received a telegram from Major General Tope ssylng thst he thought the white boy is Charles McComas who is with a band of Chlricahua Indians, dally expected to reach the San Carlos agency. Morrison expects to appoint Henry Talbot, Jr., ol Illinois, cleik of the Wsys nnd Means committee. London, December 27. There hat been a revival of the attempts to destroy life snd property by explosives. Besides the explo. slon at Birkenhead on the night ol the 25th, a dynamite cartridge was exploded In Barrack street station, counly Tyrone, Ireland, yester day, destroying the roof of a house. A box of explosives willi fuse attached has been found on the track of the Great Western rail way, near Axmlnster. Washington, December 27. John N. Irwin, Governor of Idaho Territory, has re turned to the Treasurer of the United Stales a draft for $(150, sent him as his salary for the quarter ended on October 30. He declined also to receive his salary lor the quarter end ing December 31. He states that he has been unable to attend to the duties of his office since July 1, and does not consider he can consc'entiously accept the pay. Niw York, December 27. About forty professors of modern languages from the principal Institutions of learning in the country, met to-day at Columbia college with a view to establishing an association to promote the study of modern languages In the American colleges. President Carter, of Williams, was chosen chairman. A committee was appoint ed to draw up a plan for permanent organiza tion. The afternoon session was spent in the discussion of a resolution to the effect lhat it was the sense of the meeting lhat no college should grant a degree of II. A. to a student who could not read with facility the French language. Washington, December 27. The funeral of Mrs. General Rosencrans took place from St. Aloystus church. A requiem mass was celebrated by Rev. Father Busam. Nearly all the members of Congress now in Wash ington were present with their families. The casket, covered with flowers, was liorne by bVnatorJohn J. Miller, General Philip It. Sheridan. Hon. J. R. Glasscock, General Horatio J. Wright, Hon. John S. Barber, Colonel G. C. Griffin, General Henry I. Hunt, and Judge Thomas W. Bradley. The remains were place! in a vault in Mount Olivet cemetery. Pittsburg, December 25. F. C. Brecken ridge, a nephew of Captain Nutt, and one of the three men who witnessed the murder of Natt by Dukes, has lately been receiving anonymous letters threatening his life. An abstract from one of the letters is as follows: "Curse you, I'll have your heart's bloodl Your dsys are numbered. Dukes is dead, but his avengers live. There are no paupers in the Dukes family. They never lie or beg. Tell Lizzie Nutt to sell her piano and let the psupcrs move out of the brick house, Good bye till we see you in court." Gogolis. Breckenridge Is the principal witness for the defense of young Nutt. It Is believed the let ters are written with the purpose of intimidat ing him in testifying. Washington, December 27. N. W. Fill gersld, the suspended pension attorney, ap peared before the court to-day in the suit of Colin & Sons against him to recover on notes, but on account of sickness of counsel the case went over. Immediately after C. W. Grant, attorney for Fitzgerald, went Into the Clerk's office and by Instructions of his client directed a dismissal of Ihe following suits recently brought by him: Charles T. Murray, for libel, $50,000 damages; against Charles T. Murray and the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, for libel, $10,000 damages; against II. V. Boynton and the Cincinnati Commercial Gazelle, for libel, $100,000 damages; against II. II. Fulton. Indianonolii. for .l.n.l.r ooodamsges Hardly had these cases been so entered when A. A. Lipscomb's noted suit against Fitzgerald, to recover $2400 on an inaiana juogment was obtained by Nencomb, Olson & Co., of Indianapolis, ol which firm Fulton is a member. NrwYork, December 27. General Grant, leaving home to-day, slipped upon Ihe ice and fell, receiving a severe shock and seriously in juring his thigh. Frederick Grant, his son, says he has seen the surgeons who attended his father, but they were unable to determine whether the Injury was dangerous. They said, however.that ihe limb would be paralyzed for the time being. Another account says It seems that General Grant, while alighting from his coupe at his residence on Monday evening, slipped and fell on his left side, re ceiving serious injury to his leg about four Inches below Ihe hip joint. The surgeons say that no bones are brokco, and the supposition Is that a bruise of the sciatic nerve was sus tained. The General, immediately after the accident, was assisted to where he has re mained ever since, lying in one position on his back. While the injured leg is most painful, the General's health is otherwise good, and he is even cheerful, The surgeons anticipate nothing serious, but predict that It will be several weeks before he will be able to leave the house. Ten Cents a Week TURNER OPERA HALL. Nlghti, CommvticlDff Tuetday. December S3 MICK Tree pdlan. Third annuil tour of Ran Anto nlo'sfAvnrltonctnr. nndaatronir cnroimny of aetora, under tbn menatronient of sir, John J Colilnt, presenting tho following carefully se lected rrertotro 1 "A Jlerry Christmas." Thun4r evening Bhakepcaro's iTTcat tact tnixedy-JIJI.lUMU.UAlt. ..Friday evening, grand double Mil, John llnwaril Payne's 6 act ilay-IIHUTUri;or.Tbe J-dll of Taniuln, and thskerearn'e a ait ciinedy-KA'hlKlll.NBA.NUI'UTllUCIHO;or Taming or thoBhrow. Saturday evening. Bhkrpoaro celebrated Anct tragt-ilv-ltlUIIAlllllllsor.ThelUttleof Ilosworlll Field. Baturday Matinee, lNOOMAlt, tho Bar- barlar 8ne emlng Ilnlwer'a popular act play-ltlbllB-I.I ht ; or 1 he Conspiracy. Heals now on talo at Hlscho'f , oopoaito the rwwtmllcc. Pcalo of prices i Centre section $1 W. general ndinlulon SI ZJ. No extra chargo lur reaerved soma; gallery TO cents. Gregory 4 Co's (Ilia Hall, W Hare ArraBcd Oar 5 c. TABLES. Wc. TABLES, 25c. TABLES, 50c. TABLES. Sl.00 TABLES, and offer dolls, TOYS AND OTIIBIl Po that the poorest ai well as the richest ran till their stockings. Kvery buyer of tl worth or gouds gets a ticket ror a chance In the dolls and decorated dinner set elblblted in our windows. 100 feet front by JO feet deep. Nos. 409, 411, 413, and 415 HOUSTON STICRET. FINEST DISPLAY in the STAE COME AND SEE U. GREGORY & CO. Galvrston, December 27. Mayor Fultcn to-day received Captain Eads' response to letters from the Cily Council and prominent citizens, asking an expression on the subject of obtaining deep water at the port of Galves ton. Eads saysi "No plan has yet been applied to the bar nor any been proposed which, in my judgment, will secure any Important and permanent improvement. I should certainly make a very different location or the works, and deem It absolutely essential thst they be built above high tide. The tldea of the gulf mutt supply the excavating force, though the development will be greatly hastened by dredging. A depth of 20 feet can be relied upon within two years after work is begun, and about two or three feet for each year after until a depth of 30 feet is obtained. The deepening would continue alowly under lidal action for several years thereafter, ana 35. or possibly 40, feet would be shown before a permanent regimen would be established, letties four and a half miles in length are necessary. I am unwilling to undertake the task unless entirely untrammeled in planning the work. I do not seek it and would not under any circumstances urge Congress to pass any act in the premises; lhat must be done by the citizens of Galveston." Who the Free Traders Are. rrora a Speech by Prince ulsmark. Free traders are doctrinaries and closet men; doctors, clergymen, lawyers, but few of whom know anything of the details of public affairs, are generally on that side, and they are led by those who know noihlrg on the question but what they have learned from the books of men who have plausibly formulated Imprac ticable nonsense. I have had much annoy ance from blockheads who ask impossible snswers to irrelevant questions, and, as the French proverb says: "Go abjut seeking forenoon at 2 o'clock." What Ought to be Done In Hard Times. From tho gpringfleld (Ohio) Times. In "hard times" people of small means ought to economize and make their incomes, from earnings or other sources, go as far as possible; and ought to provide also, against emergencies that are likely to arise. One way of making the dollars and dimes most efficient Is to pay cash for all supplies and by ao doing secure the lowest prices. "Getting trusted" for things Is most expensive and thriftless habit. The man who buys "on tick" pays high prices, In the very nature of the case, while he who pays cash, on Ihe spot, Is regarded as a valuable customer, to whom it is wise and profitable to give the lowest rates. But there is a class-of people who do not need to economize In "hard times," and these 5f tb0f wbl have well assured Incomes, un affected by commercial pressure or distress, or who have an abundance of money in the EE"GSte and can spend freely, without Im perilling their future prospects. Theso per sons can do much to relieve local distress in ''brd times" by making Improvements vn their houses or grounds, or buylcg commodi. ties of which they can make good use.