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Cheaper Than Any ! 4 J ronoAnl Harry Baum & Co. v . ' . Harry Baum & Co. Vol. IY. No. 260 NOW IS THE TIME TO BUILD -WHILE- LUMBER IS DOWN ! . Lower than the Lowest! At the Best and Largest Stocked Lumber Yards of Ed. Steves & Sons. The Pioneer Lumber Dealers of Western Texas. Do not forget to call. OFFICE AND YARDS I. & 0. N. It. R. Depot nml Sunset Cross t Ing, Alameda Street, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS. - - II J-P " oj 15 s met .. j w "a s ;:r i i i i' 5 i 8 I, J J . '0! a 1 o if S t g dE1 B III! 8 gl! 2 Mi fig "3 S3 0 5 s s 60 5 S il8 e S II m O 5 Z g - "r L. WOLFSON, b ' KORTHWEST CORNER MAIN TIAZA,. Fall and Winter Goods. I HAVE Tim SEASON MAPI! THE IJUC1KST runcilASE OP DRESS GOODS Ever brought to tills city, all of wliloh has been (elected with the greatest .An elegant and most beautiful selection of SILKS AND SATINS. . The 11 net t (election of Ladles' wear.embraolng everything needed In a lady's wardrobe. Tho very latest styles In Satins, orsted Goods, and an endless variety of Lsces. Scarfs, Handkerchiefs, Gloves, Wraps, and everytblog for fall and winter wear. CLOTHIN G ! CLOTHING ! My stock of Fall and Winter Clothing for Men, Yonths and Hoys Is ;ery large and embraces every article known In-the line of Gents' Furnishing Goods, Over coats, Hats, Boots, Shoes, Dress Suits, Business Suits, Underwear, etc., all In the greatest quantity and variety. My stock of BOOTS AND SHOES Is fullyun to the demand, embracing everything from the flnest to the commonest. , FURNITURE ! In asking the attention of the Furniture buyers to my stock this winter I be lieve that Tarn advertising for their good as well as my own. The assortment Is larger than ever ' before, Including the newest and beit made. There are manv new and beantlfUl designs In PARLOR AND CHAMBER FUHN1TUUE of llrst- SnTBeddlinanThe T"'ty a"d " neW"' A f"U ,,00lc of UPHOLSTERY DEPARTMENT Offer mort that U "'w and additions are being made dally. Customers are In hl,.ehA.'?!ik.50!!lpY"on W0? PU"lng. My entire Fall and Winter Stock Vfi rihiJ.d,.,S$ ?U&fbw,,h.t.le dealest care and.oonslderatlon for retail purchasers, and 1 now Invite the publlo to a critical examination of same. Xj. WOLFSON. San Antonio, BLAINE AND CLEVELAND IN NEW YORK CITY. The Scott Liquor Law In Ohio Ur. constitutional Cool Miners Striking. Etc. ' New Yoiik, October 23. Mayor Edson to-dny appointed General Htz John 1'orter I'olloe Commissioner In place of aiuney l . aiciiois, ueceaicu. New Yoke, October 28. The Republl can convention of the Eleventh district endorsed the countv Democracv's noml nation of Colonel Truman It. Newman, of the New York Sun, for Congress. New Yoiik, October 23. Maine was expected at the meeting of Irlih-Amerl can and German-American citizens at Cblckerlng hall this evening, but his son, Walker Blaine, explained his fath er's absence. Walker was loudly cueereu. I'ETKiuiiuiio, Va., October 23. A com tulttee of citizens has been appointed to supply 223 families with the neoessarles of life. Funds will be raised by enter tainments given for their benefit. Their families are thrown out of employment by the shutting down of the cotton mllU in mis oily anu vioiniiy. New Orleans Octouei 1 A City of Mexico special says : The beimte this afternoon ratlflcd the agreement of Eng land and Mexico for the conversion of the Mexican debt. The President Im mediately approved of the ratification and cordial relations between the two Governments were Anally consummated. Duxvrn, Col., October 23. Tho strike among the coal miners of the State, which commenced some time ago In a small way, Is becoming general. To day's reports swell the number of strikers to 3000, causing suspension of .operations In nearly all the principal mines of the State. The supply of coal in inis cuy is Becoming snore ana some apprehension of a serious failure In the supply Is felt. Delegates representing the miners of 20 leading mines are hold ing a meeting here. A statement of ineir grievances ana uemanus. Which are various, will bo presented to the mine owners to-morrow, when In nil probability the differences will be ami-. caDiy aujusiea anu worK resumed. The miners everywhere are peaceable. New Yomc, Ootober 23. At about 7 o'clock to-night the train blarlng-Malne ana party ran Into tho depot at Jersey olty. A great crowd cheered Blaine and crowded around him so that It was not easy 'for the party to get through the ierry house. The ferry company had provided a special boat, which carried the party to the foot of Twenty-third street, whence they were driven to the Fifth Avenuo hotel, where Mr; Elklns, Senator Hale and Mr. Blaine's wife and daughter were awaiting htm. it Is six weeKs since Mr. limine icrt Augusta. In that time he has traveled bv rail more than 0,000 miles, and made from 10 to 20 speeches per day. He Is In ex cellent health and spirits, even better than when he started. The run from Klmlra to-day, 272 miles, was one of the largest made In any one day, and owing to the excellent arrangements made by the officers of the Erie road nml 1 Im good management or Mr. Draper, of the national committee, It was at the same time one of the easiest, although It In cluded 18 Btops and speeches. At 10.30 p. m. to-morrow Blaine will receive a convention or ministers at the Firth Avenue hotel. He will witness a pa rade In the afternoon and attend the Dclmonlco dinner In the evening. mew ionic, October 20. Despite the ralri to-day tho IloOman house was crowded with callers on QovernorCleve land. Among tbem were State Comp troller Cbapln, Silas M. Burt, General Shaller' General Farnswortb, Colonel James J. Fay.John C. Dclvln, Dr. F. Leroy Satterlee, Congressman James C. Hasset,ofrennsylvanla; Itev. O.Gathell. rabbi of Temple Emanuel; Itev, John Anketell, chaplain of St. Barnabas' church, and General M. D. Merrier Governor Cleveland rose early this morning, despite the fatigue Incident to his reception at Newark last night. He breakfasted in his room, parlor 0, on the hirst floor or the Hoffman house, with his private secretary and Adjutant General Farnswortb. From 0 a. m. un til late In the evening he was engaged In receiving visitors. Besides W. II. Barnum and other members of the State's National committee, the callers icmmjuuiiia, ju, jo. juero. r ana . Itoblnson, of Cleveland, Ob' jj Aaron' J. r nmiciiiuui, ex-corponiiio' counsel; w. 0. Whitney, James 0. 8r .lcerandO. It. or the State civil service commission, and Thomas Wentworth Hlgglnson, or Cambridge, Mass. A very handsome lloral tribute was received by Governor Cleveland from Dr. and Mrs. Charles W. Sanders. The Opvernor leaves at 0 o'clock this evening on the train for Columbus, O., October 23. The Su- preme court, three judges affirming and two dissenting, to-day declared the Soott liquor tax law unconstitutional. The decisions on' several Impending cases were to this eflect. A majority of the court held that the Hen clause of the Scott law Is a license law, and therefore the wholtact Is void. No opinion Is ox pressed as to whether the law Is void as a tax or license law. Tbe Scott law de- clslon, stripped or Its verbiage, declares that the entire law Is unconstitutional and will not only do away with the col lection of tax this year, only a small portion of which has been paid, but will make It necessary for all corporations to pay back the amount which was collect ed under the law last year.wlth Interest. It will bankrupt nearly all tbe cities in the State, as the levies for the year were made on the supposition that the law was constitutional and would bring Into the treasuries of counties and cities a stipu lated amount of money. In Columbus, for example, between $40,000 and 160,000 were realized from the tnr Uat v.r in.i note of the amount has been paid this Texas, Wednesday, year. The consequence Is the depart' ments are behind In the narment ntial. arles two and three months. Otbercltlcs or the State are similarly situated. The great question with the municipal and county authorities Is how will they se cure Immediate relief from the embar rassing situation, the Legislature not ueing in session 10 gram auinoruy. THE TURNER HALL CROWD. Why tho People Should Voto Against Them. KJitar 6n Ahtmilo Msht t The gist of tbe opposition to tho.Tur ner hall ticket Is found In the stern' con. demnatlon felt by the people for tbe means and appliances by which that ticket was nominated. It Is a notorious fact that the primaries were msnaged and manipulated by (he wire-pullers of the ring, and that the convention was a pscked aflalr, If ever there was one. These are facts well known to every citi zen In Bexsr county, and too well estab- usueu to ue expiauieu away or glossed over. If the Turner ball convention was not run by a ring, and for Its own merest, tucn u is simpiy impossible lor nap world stands. The people donot regsrd the Turner hall affair as worthy of the name of a convention, or as entitled to iuo leasi respect. Tbe ring sought to carry Its point h mustering Mexican votes In a solli Phalanx and dictating to the larira mm lorlty of the peoplo of the county. The Mexican vote will not exceed 1000 out of a vote of nearly 0000, and this attempt to overcome 4000 voters with lSOu has proved too much for the digestion of iiiniKiiiK citizens wuo leei an interest in the publlo welfare. The rlnsr has In jured Mexican voters by attempting to use tbem as Its. tools In overriding the wishes ofa majority or the cltlrens, and the Mexicans will discover this ract some day. i Then, the men nominated havo never ranKeu as democrats in the psst. Cal lagban and French have never been at all famous for their Democracy In the contests of the past, but have sought office despite the Democratic party. Casslano ran as an Independent In 1882. Copeland Is not a Democrat of any long standing. The attempt to palm such men off as Democrats would be laugh able but for Its sublime Impudence. The staunehest Democrats are supporting the 1'eople's ticket. The bellowing about supporting the Democratic nomi nees is isuguaoie. WANTED TO KILL HIM. A Pistol Drawn on a Man Over a Bet on Cole nnd Moggloll. This mornln? about 1 nVilncl- a nuar. rel between two drunken men occurred at tbe corner of Soledad and Acequla Streets, and If It had not hn rnnm.rl. ly terminated by a third patty, who was accompanying them, serious results would certainly hava nnrnn rmm If (in. of the men taxed the other with not paying up me money lie owed him on a bet on the result of the Cole and Mag- whole affair was a d d swindle and ho " nui going 10 pan wim a uonar. A few oaths was tbe.response,and tbe first put his band In his breast pocket and pull It on the alleged debtor if speedy liquidation was not made. The third tol away and the other two then com- by tbe peacemaker's persuasive ' elo- volver, the drunken minds of tbe men 1 h more pleasant subjects directions. No officer put In an appear ance, and therefore no arrest was made. THAT LETTER. A Correspondent's View of the Cleveland-Beecher Letter. 'I havo never seen n timl wnmtn n Cleveland to Mrs. Beecher. Certainly, Governor; tbe little matter with Mrs. HnlDln. In all Its revolting ilMnlla nr ... ductlon, abduction, tearing asunder of mother and child by your kind assist ance, and her Incarceration, and which you say you have never denied see your letter to Mrs. Beecher places your estimate or women upon a par with that or a former resident of San An tonio, of whisky, when he used to say there was no bad whisky, only some was Doner than other. Yes, Governor, your estimate of women has prevented your seeking one as a companion, con tenting yourself with suuh Intimacies you have tbe eOron'tery now to say.and (. - , . . . ' w, iubi. juu jiavo never denied. Truly, yon are a lit sub- jv. uv.u im. km iuo vumu ui iue iana V Ir 1 uunursoi me should be detested and not imitated by them. x. Sr. X. Recorder's Court. Mayor French nresldml at ih ainn of this august body judicial this morn ing, in ine ausence or Kecortler Calla gban. Henry Beck, charged with iii(nri,in the peace at the store of Mr. Rucker. was dismissed. Oi was fined $5 for 'being In that con- H i , t. ,uuuu " ,UB ponce. vao ne restive sports a brother sport, last Monday, was J""1" yunrreiing ana ngnnng, but he established bis Innocence of the charge before the court and his case was dismissed. Charlie Sayers, tho second eentleman Implicated In the row, pleadeil guilty to the same chargo and a tine of $3 was Inflicted. Court then adjourned, A Little War, A little trouble occurred In fli of Mr. Rucker yesterday, between that gentleman and a. negro named Henry Beck, nllaa Willi. pi.. ....., over an old debt which Williams owed ..A',., "uru" were exenanged, and Williams states that Rucker went: 1.lJ!1.de !ll..J?.YoIver' whlle "ncker states that Williams made threats of K nVr" " V"n',anu ran on- to get his gun, llllama Is a foundry band. i October 29, 1 884. PERSONAL POINTS. Collected From Hotel Corridors nnd Elsewhere. Mrs. Charles Brown has returned from the North. . D. F. Kelleher, of Auilln. Is at the Vance. Mrs.M. E. Dean, from Helton, stops at .the Central. Rov. L. Blaylock, of Galveston, Is at the Central. J. R. FafTord, a stockman from Uvalde, Dr. C. K. Cupples Is slightly Indis posed to-day. D. L. Cardwell and .family, or Lock hart, are at tho Vance. C. H. Hodges, a horseman from Michi gan, Is at the Maverick. Ross B. Neighbors, of Bexar county, Is at the St. Leonard. W. C. Agee and daughter, -of Flores Vllte. are at the Central. Captain Dan Grady, a stockman of Bastrop, Is at the Central. a. x. liicnens, oi iue bi.jxhiis Uloue Democrat, Is at the St. Ionard. Mr. Will Browne, traveling sgent for the Galveston News, Is In the city. , R. B. Wells, of St. Louis, Is at Iho Maverick, on n health restoring sojourn, W. B. Couley nnd W. L. Shcrrlll, stockmen from l'earsall, are at the Cen tral. J. Vlnlng, a sheepman of Kerr ooua ty, Is at the Central with his wife and son. Lieutenant L. S. Trunibo, of the Stato troops. Is at the St. Leonard from Mur physville. Rev. Dr. J. Young, the well known temperance lecturer from Sherman, Is at the Central. Professor J. L. MoNeese, the phrenol ogist, Is at the St. 1-connrd. Ho comes from Taylor. Miss A. F. Crouch, of Ituutsvllle, Is at the Central. She Is on her way to lslt friends In Wilson county. Rev. E. Foster, New York; A. Fuos, Castrovllle, and Dr. Young, of Sher man. aua.lt the Central Mr. K. 0. SlldiHg, tho well known confined to his room with a 'nervous at imr lor ueii.it jiro., is ill anu Frank Ilawley, advance agent of C. B. Bishop, Is In town, as bright as a new dollar, and arranging for that gentle- of November. ANOTHER MINING HORROR. Explosion of Gas and Fourteen Men Killed. U.niostow.n, Pa., Ootober 23. The worst fears touching the fate of the men who were Injured In the coal mine by an explosion of fire damp, which took place at 4 o'clock last evening, have been fully confirmed. Six of the miners were taken out last evening soon after the disaster, and two of them w.m i..,i and two of the other fonr nr an utlnm. ly Injured that there Is no hope of their recovery. j.uis leit irom 14 to 18 men supposed to be still Imprisoned In the mine. The exact number Is not cer tainly known. The work of reaching these men was continued Inilmtrlniialv through the night, and by this morning iuo ueau uouies oi is or tuem had been brought out and delivered to their pit. This makes 14 dead In all, and to- fu . i ' . ,uJ"":u, accounts ior 18 of the whole number suniosed to be more remains yet to be discovered Is not known, but It Is believed that all have been found. The scenes at the mouth of tbe pit as the disfigured bodies nfthn riltnit wn hmni.li n . - and given Into tbe hands of their wives icmiiiii nuo uiiircuing in iue extreme. explosion was due to the carelessness of the comnanv nr nnt. Tim mi..,. ait.n. that It was, but on the heals of a calam- to attribute It to the company. Iff Is nuiauoniiiuMlIie XOUOgSIOWn COU1- pany has alwayg been very carerul, and dangerous one and predisposed to the generation of lire damp, made them ui, j no mine was inspeoiea ence of lire damp, was detected, It was '7 uiucr loueny ine men aa mlsslon to It until the gat had been ex- clals say It was rigidly enforced; but It U.IU.EU ui iuo wiuero mm me com pany discharged a competent Are boss about two months ago and have slnco ... .u. vaiauiijr UIID WUU WSS not competent todetermlne whether the CHURCH CONFERENCE. The 1884 Conference of the Metho dist Episcopal Church. The annual conferenccof the Methmiiat Episcopal ministers of tho West Texas district was opened this morning at the Paine Methodist Eniaconal chnrrh. Trn- vlspark. The conference was opened wim prayer, anu the meeting was called to order; by Bishop McTyere, and the Secretary called tbe roll, the fnlinwin,. ministers answering to their names : if.?.?" 'V, "fviiDiss, Homers. Thrall, William Monk, A. F. Cox, O. A. Fritxer. Huelcnpr ITarrla WlllU.n T T. - v. J S. Glllett, Henry Horton,' Thomas W. Glass, R. M. Leaton, Theodore Glllett, n " j,, v.i ft? ?,rJ?'n' A'"Kler II.'8utherland, E. Ill Holbrook, Joshua M. Stevenson, Mark A. w ,?' on i, uranam, . w. Keith, J. w. Vest, J. Klngfliurv, J, Acostn, J. F. Crecenolo A. Rodriguez! Alexandre de j.uu, "uun v . A-aiomares, Kllas Rob- . I!,u'?",0 tIImi Joseph Conghran, ubuicb v. iiussyii, v. ju. anookley, A. C. Brlggs, John R. Carter, J; F. Corbln, F. V. Jackson, Samuel G. Kllgrove, Rush McDonald, J. W. Montgomery, J. D. Scogglns, J. M. Shulord, W. T. Burk. hSJ Hv?,SImll'.G(orKe ainon,Baslllo ?.0,ft William M. Adams. Robert W. MoDonell, G. Shaw, George Ward, M. D, Reynolds, ' Bishop McTyere, belore proceeding to business, eloquently addressed tbo members of the conference, and then the vatlous routine duties wero per order con"n,Uec reporting In due '! conference adjourned at 1 o'clock until to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock, lhe various committees will meet this afternoon, and adjourn to meet at the First Baptist hurcli. Elder 1L 8. Thrall . '! Pre"' lhe qulnttnnry sermon to night, at the Paine church, at 7:43-. AH are Invited. Mnrrlnge Licenses. Thomos White and Harriet Borden; George Hammond nnd Emma Hunt. A. Knhn It Co. Propose to continue their grand slaugh ter, and purchasers are invited to call and procure bargains. Death Roll. October S7: Martin Rodriguez, aged nine days, died In the Second ward from convulsions. Emll Herbscl, stillborn, Third ward. A. Spencer, colored, aged 3 years and six months, died In tbe First ward from meningitis. A Welcome. A very elegant and yet Impromptu little reception was given last evening Jn honor of the visit of Mrs. Vlllcgas, nee Mils Montsalvotge.of Nueva Laredo, at tho residence of her parents on Ave nue C. A very pleasant time was en Joyed by all. YM. B. A Doll. Saturday night, November 1, the Young Men's Benevolent association will give their third anniversary ball. Their annual balls heretofore have always been a success. Tloketa can be procured only from the oomtnltteo. See advertisement elsewhere. Travis Park Concert. This evening at 4:30: 1. March, Hall. 2- Overture. Le Dladcme, Herman.. J. YJaltz, If. M.S. Pinafore, Sullivan. 4. Potpourri, "Chips," serlo comic. Beyer. ' 6. liallnd, Once Again, Sullivan. Hymeneal. A quiet, but happy little wedding oc curred last night at 8 o'clock, in tbe parlors of tho St. Leonard hotel. Mr. T. R. Johnson, and Miss M. A. Jones, a charming lady, both of Kyle, being tbe happy rcouple. :ltev. D. M. Reynolds, or the Paine Methodist church, officiating. They will pass their honeymoon In San Antonio. A Medal Hop. A. Light reporter was shown a hand somely printed Invitation this .morning which a young gentleman on Commerce n? received to attend "The Prize Medal Hon of tbe Busted Harmony Union, at Jonas' garden, Saturday even ing. November 1, Messrs. J. dimmer and M. Baumblatt, committee." Two More of Cupid's Victims. A wedding will occur to-night on Kingsbury street, In the Second ward, at She residence or Mr. Rosenberg, the daughter or that gentleman. Miss Msg Rle, being the bride, and Mr. Robert rltzslmmons, the handsome yonng side walk contractor, being the bridegroom. The allalr will be very nulet, with no cards. Turner Hnjl. There Is no necessity for the Lioiit to say anything about tbe performance at Turner hall this evening, In whloh Mr. Frederick Wnrde will assume the char acter or Richard III. The inhabitants hare but few opportunities to see a Shakesperean play often, and they hould therefore take advantage or 31r. Wardo's visit to the city. Reviews. Werleln'a Journal of Music, published by P. Werlcln, of New Orleans, 73 cents a year, has been received. This Is a really good musical magazine published on the 1st of each month. Eaoh num ber contains two or three pieces of choice musla and good musical articles. Scott Browne's Phonographla Journal has also been received. Bad Negro Boys. A great many parents living In the neighborhood of the Arsenal street bridge and on South Laredo street, who have children attending the Ursullne convent, complain of the negro boys from the convent to this bridge In tho afternoon, and then Insult them and iun" " nem. The police are looking for the boys. nun Over. A little newsboy. Ab McOee. hn.n the Lioiit, was standing In front of this office yesterday afternoon with a crowd uuy, wucn a man on norseback rniln rnnlilli. hv nn.l l. n i. boy and knocked him down and then ...h i im uoys ioor. 'the roan paid no attention to what had hap- hast Commerce street. From Honduras r7 J. M. Jelson. n vprv tiU.nn young gentleman, Is In the city for a few days. He comes from tbo Potosl gold dlKlnirs In Hnnilnm. fw-i America, and reports that they are hav ing livelier politics down there than m3. In .t"0e TV.,"mPA.,'?,DK the President. The rainy season has set ...v v" ...j ujci; unueaiiny. Runaway. A very dangerous runaway occurred on Avenue 0 vestenl'av .ni.. i,t dark, near Houston' iri. Mr. n- Phllllps and her child were driving in a' "' wggy, When suddenly the axle hrnba In ton 1.1,1.. 11 ,l?in,!Tlu.na nd''rlehtenlng the horse, causing him to run away a short dis tance, upsetting the lady and child in Jhe buggy near Walte's planing ml 1. r h0Iy w' caPtllrcl nort dtsUnoe y t'mCur bUgnf W" D0, m&- Ten Cents a Week DOUBLE WEDDINO. Two of the Prtttleat Young Ladles ot Mason to Wed. Cards are Issued for the double wed ding of Mr. Lewis B.French and Miss Katie Dodd and Mr. John W. Light and Miss Maggie Dodd, all of Mason. Texas. The ceremony will be performed at the Methodist Episcopal church at Mason, on November SB, at 8 o'clock p. m., and a reception will be given at tbe resi dence of the brother of the young ladles, Mr. Adam Dodd, Immediately after the ceremony. All the contracting parties are member of tbo best society of Ma son. The young gentlemen are stock men and the young ladle are the daugh ters of a well known stockman of that section. The Misses Dodd are now In San Antonio purchasing trousseaus, and are stopping at the Bt.Xeonard, chape roned by Mrs. Nettle L.Buckner. Seventeen Years Old. Tho 17th annual meeting of the West Texas Medical association, which Is the anniversary of Its organization, will bo held to-nlgbt at the meeting hall or the association In the County court room. Tbe annual election of officer or tho association for the ensuing year will be held, and other regular business of the association will be disposed or. Tho meeting will then adjourn and meet again Informally at Blanchlnl' dining hall on Soledad street, where an elegant banquet will be discussed and the new officers will be Initiated. Captain Stevens. Captain Ed Stevens deserves to ba elected Sheriff. He Is clever, honest, bravo and competent. He lost an arm somo years past in attempting to do hi duty as an officer In making an arrest, and this circumstance should commend him to the favor and support of the people. Moreover, he Is a poor man and will be greatly helped by the office, as having but one hand disables him from manual labor. Captain Shardeln Is City Marshal and already enjoy a snug sal ary. The people should take all theso facts and circumstances Into considera tion before voting and endeavor to act Justly In tho matter of voting, and we are sure tbey will do so. Where Did the Diamonds Come From ? A gentleman told a Jeweler to manu facture twelve studs exactly like his real diamond one, only to use Imitation dia monds, and in place of IS k gold to use highly polished brass for settings. The studs being llnlshed, our friend, depos ited the valuablo stud for safe keeping, and placed one of the Imitations In hi shirt and the balance In his pocket. It being late, be leisurely proceeded to his room. The gentleman's room being on the ground floor, the room was supplied with lnsldehutier (that had already creaked many times since hi valuable purchase). Pretending to be very tired, tbegent pulled off his clothes and turned tbo light so low that the room was almost In darkness. Then, without closing tho shutters, he proceeded to hang the shirt on the window, leaving the glistening stud on the bosom, upon which the faint ray or gaslight dazzled and flashed as the summer winds wgfted the material from side to side. Then be lay down where he could see the movements ot the shirt. He did not wait long before Its action became very .lively, in. fact It Anally Jumped clear through the window but was gono only a few moment when It came flying back again on to the floor. Our friend at once picked It up and placed another five-karat! glass diamond stud upon tbo somewhat soiled bosom. Ha found the button hole considerably elongated, no doubt caused by the harried manner In which the former stud had been removed. About midnight our friend fell asleep, having placed twelve studs In that shirt front, the last of the number not being hard to get In but were difficult to keep In, as the button hole bad extended from the collar to the end or the bosom, with a prospect of going on to San Franclsoo or New Vork to purchase fall and win ter goods. The following morning the gentleman proceeded to the Jeweler, and aving adjusted the real gem on an Im maculate shirt, started out to await de velopments. As ho entered the hotel he was surprised to notice that the proprie tor, the bell boy and the porter were each wearing live-karat studs, and as the cook passed the window there glist ened on his dirty blue shirt a diamond orthe ame size. Our friend thinking the thing rather bold, applied to the city detective for assistance and had given him about half the necessary Informa tion when, as the'detectlve threw open his coat (ye thunders, could his eye ae celve him), there sparkled a 6-karat dia mond. Thinking there must be some mistake, tbo gentleman at once pro ceeded to the Mayor' office. He was told the Mayor had gone to open tbe Pol ce court. Being by tht time much cicueu. ue rusneu in to the court breath less and excited. 'The sight Instantly l . " r - Kiuieu arounu lur a chair as he had been nearly Mined by the combined flash from the remainder of the 6-karat studs. The court Itself bad one on the bosom ot Justice and many of tho honorablo attorneys were noilnc- an thai- thu lnl i.. Ii tho best advantage. Our friend now concluded to drop the matter a hi only real loss consisted In getting that but- ... uv.b .cyaucu. iiucnever me. gem .miuuiu hi goes io see x.m trson, next to the court house, and they Kuuverinej3uiaBaonu studs. TVe gent Is now stopping for a fine diamond at Emerson's, where It Is To lb Trailing Public. 8t. I.Eoxino Hotei, MalnPlau, w-.. ..niwiu, J. EJUS, Editor Bin Antonln rJnM,' .iA.,m0e,lre t? B"k" " 8. Leonard Hotel" a popular resort for stockmen; where they may enjoy all tbe substan tial comfort of a Ursfolast hotel, I have reduced my Tate to correspond with mtilne '.I1 60 na a J?r dT, and will be glad to see yourself and friends whenever you come to town, and will be on hand to attend to your oomfort and make your stay agreeable. Car tm Btages.pass the door. Your rsweot- . -Missus l- jxHiNsasnir. . Profrielon ...njac:, I,-.,, No. Botodud, street. Home offlM. Gall yestoa. Texas; branch office at Ban An-" tonlo, Houston and Fort WorV , , io-i7tf "LUUe'jok.rl"" f