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Still In the lend. Our Motto t Goon (Jooih AT HlUSOXAHt.K I'lllUU. Cllll nncl bo convinced. HARRY BAUM & CO. The San Antonio Light THERE IS BUT OIE ; Placs to get First-Claw ;' Wi3, l.tqcoM and Ct . aias, and that ll the old, ; reliable house of . HAItRY BAUM tc OO, Vol Y. NO. 35. San Antonio, Texas. Thursday. February 12. 1SS5. Ten Cents a Week EMANUEL ABRAHAMS, The Cash Grocer, 208 Commerce Street, Is going. tn retire from the Liquor Business, and until the ist day of May will sell everything in WINES, LIQUORS, BRANDIES, CORDIALS, ETC., at Strictly Cost Price for tlie Casli Only. Litiuor Merchants and Saloon Keepers will do well to call and learn price-, as 1 mean business, and the Wines and Liquors must go. Call early and take the choice at the CASH GROCERY STORE of Emanuel Abrahams. J. M. EMERSON, 3-THE POOR MAN'S FRIENDS J. H. MARQUART, rnorniKTOii cmtcittBOOTANDSHOE And Dealer In Loathor and Findings, Wholeealo and Retail. Will tell you ii Hoot or Shoe Home nncl Hand Made. My stock Is superior to any In the State. Ten thousand dollars worth of ready hand made goods to be closed out at prices lower than heretofore known. This offer Is for the next 30 days. Call eflrly and bo convinced. Fine Custom Work a Specialty. No. 17 Solodad st. op. Courthouse Ptl A 11 IVI W'e art vrtirtd to da Qold, Silcer and XlcXrl Plating a) vtll Kj II I lvl"jaNrf as cheaply as can be done East. Old ware rcplatcd. Our aWI I If" agertt will call for your ordrr toon. DOB & ENQELKE, 211 Commerce Street. SEMI-ANNUAL CLOSING OUT SALE ! REDUCED Ladies' Embroidery Materials- In order to always keep a fresh, clean stock, and to make room for our Spring Importations, we oiler Great Bargains to push off our remaining elegant stooK. Look, and then Compare our Prices with others! Our Motto Is : Large Sales, Small Profits and Quick Returns. Uest 3erlln Zephyr, So per ounoe; Saxony Yarn, 20o per skein; Qermantown, best quality. 20c: Shetland, 20c; Shetland Floss, 20c; Ice Wool, all colors, COo a box; Embroidery Silk, lOo per dozen; Knitting Silk, 33o per ball; Embroidery Chenille, 40o per ball; 811k Arlslne, 35o a dozen. All colors Maoreme Cord. E. RETTBERG & CO., 244 Commerce st. San Antonio, Tex. EMBROIDERY MATERIALS AND OTHER FANCY GOODS We nro eelllog so low as to be almost GIVING THEM AWAY H'tice taking stook, In order to make room1 for an Immense line of new goods soon to arrive, we have JIAItKKl) DOWN everything In this as well as other lines, and give all an Insight to our bargains by quoting a few or them ; ZKl'n Vlt, per package of 4 ouuees 30 Cents OKllM ANTO WM, per Imnk. . . .. Cents CKWKl, 3 skelus for t. tOCanU KUiniOIDBIlY CHliNJI.Li:, perdoien 33 Cents SILK AUASINK. per dole I.. ..35 Cents WOOL AnASINK, per toen 30 CenU COLORED Df AGIIKMK COltU, per ball 10 Cenle Tf HITK MACHKMK UOltU, per pound 33 Cents Braids (rlc-rac, serpentine and feather edge), Fairy Floss. Ice Wool, Tinsel, all kinds of Canvass, Sateens, Honeycomb, flushes, Cord, Cord and Tassels, Fancy 1'ompons, etc., proportionate!'. Also Gold and Silver Lace. Cord and frlngia. A visit to my store will repay you, as I am determined to sell goods, and If low prices Is any Inducement, jou will certainly buy. Respectfully, S. MAYER, Corner Commerce and Navarro Streets, - San Antonio, Texas of tiik- MANUFACTORY PRICES IN CLEVELAND AND HENDRICKS DECLARED ELECTED. Proceedings of tho Joint Session In the Count ot the Elec torol Vote. Wjmiimiios, February II. The gal leries of the House wero not opened un til 10:15 this morning, and wero soon crowded and the steps utilized for rest ing places. The portion of the galliry reserved for the families and friends of Senators and ltepresentatlves was occu pied mainly by ladles, while that por tion given up to the general publlo was filled with gentlemen. The executive gallery was vacant, and one diplomat sat In solitary state In the gallery re ceived for the diplomatic corps. Edmunds, In calling tho assembly to order, said: "The Houses of Congress have met In pursuance of the constitution and laws and the concurrent resolution for the purpose of discharging the duty required by law In tho matter of count ing the electoral votes for l'resldent and Vice President of the United States, cast by the electors of the several States, for the term commencing on the 4th of March, 18SJ. The tellers appointed by the two Houses will please take their places." Senators Hoar and l'endlcton and Itep resentatles Clay at'd Keller having taken their place at the Clerk's desk, Edmunds said: "The l'resldent of the Senate will open tho certltlcates ot the several States In alphabetical order and now opens the certlllcate fur the State of Alabama." He bunded to tho Chair man of tellers, on the part of the House ot ltcpretentatlves, the certlllcate as re ceived by messenger. The certlllcate was read by Senator Hoar, and It was announced that 10 electoral votes had been cast for (Srover Cleveland for l'resldeiit nnd 10 electoral votes for Thomas A. Hendricks for Vice I'ret Ident. Sherman asked unanimous consent that only tho operative parts Mug In spected by the tellers, agreed to, ami only the statement of votes cast were read. The certlllcate from Arkansas announced 7 votes for Cleveland and Hendricks. California announced 8 votes furlihiliioaml Logan. Colorado nnnounced 3 votes lor lllulcie and Logan. Connecticut announced I) votes for Cleveland and Hendriol.s. Delaware announced 3 voles for Cleve land nnd Hendricks. Florida announced 4 votes lor Cleveland ar.d Hendricks. Georgia announced 12 votes for Cleve land nnd Hendricks, llllnols'announccd 22 votes for lllalne nnd Logan. Indiana announced 1ft votes for Cleveland nnd Hendricks. lown announced 13 votes for lllalne and Logan. Kansas an nounced 0 votes fur lllnlne nnd Logan. Kentucky announced 13 votes for Cleve land and Hendricks. Louisiana an nounced 8 votes for Cleveland and Hen dricks. Mulnu announced (I votes for lllalne and Logan. Maryland announced 8 votes for Cleveland nnd Hendricks. Jllchlgnn announced 13 votes lor lllalne and Logan. Mlnnesoto announced 7 votes for lllalne nnd Logan. Mississip pi announced V votes for Cleveland and Hendricks. Missouri announced 3 votes for Cleveland and Hendricks. Nebras ka announced S voles for lllalne and Lo gan. Nevada announced 3 votes for illalnoand Logan. !ew Hampshire an nounced 4 votes lor lllalne nnd Logan. New Jersey announced 0 votes for Cleve land and Hendricks. 'J he certlllcate from N,ew York announced 30 votes for Cleveland and Hendricks. This certifi cate was read by Clay, of Kentucky, and as some vague ruuiors were In the air this morning that trouble would be made over counting the vote of New York, it murmur went up when Clay llnlshcd reading and an nounced that the certlllcate of elec tors was certlllcd by Orover Clove land, Governor. A slight maulfeitatlon of npplause was promptly suppressed by Edmunds, who ordered the serjeant-at-arms tu arrest nuy gentleman or other person who disturbed the order of the proceedings by applause or other mani festations. North Carolina announced II votes for Cleveland nd Hendricks. Ohio announced 23 votes for lllalne and Logan. Oregon announced 3 votisior Illume and Logan. Pennsylvania an nounced 30 voles for lllalne and Logan, lihode Island announced 3 votes for lllalne and Logan. South Carolina an nounced 0 voles for Cleveland nnd Hen dricks. Certlllcate from Texas an nounced 13 votes for Cleveland and Hen dricks. Certlllcate from Vermont an nounced 4 votes for lllnlne and Logan. Cerllllcate from Virginia announced 12 votes fur Cleveland and Hendricks. Cer tlllcale from West Virginia announced six votes for Cleveland nnd Hendricks. Certificate from Wisconsin announced 11 votes for lllalne and Logan. Ed munds then arose nnd said: "I have now opened the certificates of electors of all the States and their votes have been reported. The tellers will now make their computation nnd report the State of tho vote." After the tellers had devoted themselves to figuring for sev eral moments, Senntor llonr read and handed the report to (be presiding olllcer the state of the vote from which It ap pears that Orover Clevelnnd.of the Statu of New York, has recelvea 21!) votes for President of tho United States; that James G. lllalne, of the State or Maine. lins received lh2 votes for the same olllce; that Thomas A, Hendricks, of the State of In dlana, has received 210 votes for olllce of Vice l'resldent of the United States: that John A. Logan, of the State of Ill inois, has received 182 votes for the same olllce, wherefore I do declare that Oro ver Cleveland, of the State of New York, has received a majority of the votes of the wbolo number of eleotors appointed as they appear In theeertlii oates read by the tellers, and so appears to have been elected l'resldent of the United States for four years, commenc ing on the 4tli day of March, 18S3, and that Thomas A. Hendricks, of the Slate ot Indiana, has received a majority of the whole number of electors appointed as they appear on the certificates read by the tellers, and so appears to be elected Vice President of the United States for four years, commencing the. 4th day of March, 1883, and the l'resl dent of the Senr.te makes this declara tion only as n public statement, In the presence of the two houses of Congress, of the contents ot the papers opened and read on this occasion, and not as possessing any authority In the law to declare any legal conclusion whatever." Here the Immense audience broke Into applause and cheers, which the presid ing ofllrer attempted to suppreis, but vjllh little success. The Senate then retired to Its clumber and tho House took a recess for 13 minutes. On the House being called to order, Kclfer offered a resolution reciting the result of the Joint convention of the two bouses, and declaring that It Is the sense of the House that the Constitution and laws have been duly executed, and no further declaration of these facts Is nee-eissry. ILLINOIS SENATOR. 1 It Looks Like nn Attempt was Made to Steal It, Cuiatoo, February 11. A special from Springfield, III., published this morning, snys the two parties In the State Legis lature have been watching each other closely to-day, each hoping to reap some advantage at the meeting to-morrow to ballot for United States Senator. The Democrats had a caucus to-night, and determined to force tho ballot to-morrow If possible. Tho Democrats have heard from all their members, and ex pect to have every ono here by noon to morrow If possible. Republicans, on the other band, have nine men from whom they have not heard nnd who are proba bly snowed In, besides Senator llronn, who Is sick. The dlspatrh also asserts that It is the Intention of the Democrats to secure n vote. If possible, In both bouses separately, and then proceed to Joint ballot, with the asturance of suc cess, holding that n bare majority of the votes cast will elect, and that a innjorlty of the members elected Is not necessary. A Springfield, III., special says: After some roll calls. Including the call of the House, on which tho Itepuhllcans did not vote nnd M Democrats did, Hamil ton moved to proceed to the election of United States Senator. The Speaker re fused on the point of order that no quo rum was present, nnd ordered the clerk to proceed with the roll, which resulted, Morrison 4(1, Haines 1, Itlchard 1, lllshop 1. Morgan, of Well county, voted for Halncs on the ground that he could not vote for n free trader. Holmes voted for lllshop. Ouilng the roll cull Itepuhll cans left the house. Democrats voted to Invite the Senate In Joint sessional noon, nnd then took recess, The Senate met with seven liepubll cans nnd three Democrats absent. The ltepubllcans broke ii quorum, when Sen ator Merrill moved In adjourn till 11:10. Carried.- The Senate re-convened and the Democrats tried to have the clerk of the House recognized by the l'resldent, who ruled that be would recognize no one without n quorum. A few minutes before 12 the Democrat rose In a body and inarched over to tho House. The remaining Senate carried n motion to adjourn. When the Senators nnd Itepreicnta lives had assembled. Raines said, ns he understood the lnw.lt made no dlfler enco whether a quorum was present or not, the law nns Imperative that a vote should be taken. The roll was called and the Senate stood 22 for Morrison; House, 62 for Morrison, 1 for Haines. Morgan voted for Haines and Haines voted for Morrison. The Democrats an- plaudcd when Haines' vote was nn nounced, and that tho balloting would bo resumed at noon to-morrow, The Senate Jben left. FAVORABLE OUTLOOK. The Aransas Hontl Granite lor the Capitol Poor House, Etc. Editor Bin Antnnlo Msh: One slep more has been made In the revival of business. Work In the rock quarrlea has begun after a stand-still of almost six months. It Ii to be hoped the weather will remain favorable for some time to come, to give the employed a chance lo make up for past prlvnllons. The next step, If not the very next, should be the starling of the Aransas l'ass railroad at an early dale. The cheer wllh which It will bo met, will bo beyond our language to express. No one can Justly realize It, who has not felt the gloomy hopeless condition to be without money; no work, no ciellt house rent to pay, a number of hungry children crying for food, while one a own stomach Is pinching and nothing whatever to relieve It, with a view In the future blank of all hopes. Like n flash of lightning the tidings will brighten the hearts of thousands with new hopes, and In an Instant all gloomi ness of n moment ago Is gone, leaving lis reflection In memory only. I believe with the I.tnirr. that the walls of the State capltol should be com posed of granite. It Is the most sub stantial stone In the State, w herefrom any dimension can be obtained. 1 have been In the quarries for nearly a month, while the stone were quarried now used In Its walls. Coming home after the close of the quarries, 1 have brought with me several small blocks, which can be teen at my place, opposite the poor bouse. It la ns beautiful as It is solid, substantial material. 1 think the proposition lo buy the waterwotks will bo met most favorably by nil citizens. If a system can be estab lished that nil can be benefitted as equally as they will proportionately be inxeu. The poor In the county poor house should receive moro attention, ns they say their treatmont Is almost Intolera ble. A thorough Invisllgatlon In the right direction would soon remedy that. Ask the Imposed nnd not thelmposers. G.G. Iliiturs'. Recorder's Court. J. I). Eckhart, disorderly, continued. He was found by Olllcer Van Alslynn sleeping In nn untenanted house on Sole dad street Inst night. W. Williams, James Brown and I. Ilarrett, being vagrants, were each lined $10 or 30 days In Jail. H. Esplnosa, drunk, lined $3. Two oases dismissed and (our continued. GENERAL GORDON. London In Mourning Over His Un timely Fate. Lux box, February 11. All the morn ing papers have columns bordered wllh black, as ft token of the grief which Is universally fell over Gordon's fate. Some papers confine the mourning emblems to the editorial page, b.it In most of them column rules are reversed on all pages. The News sa)s: "The age of chivalry Is revived to retain In It Gordon's his tory, and the whole world thrills with passionate grief at this Christian war rior's death." The Standard alone refusts to believe Gordon Is dead, and clings to the shadow of hope that ha may be a prisoner or may bnvo escaped south. General Lord Wolseley telegraphs Ihe Government that scouts sent to Khar toum have returned. They confirm the report of the killing of General Gordon and the atrocities committed In Khar toum by the Mahdl't men. The following additional details of the killing of Gordon and fall of Khartoum are at hand: It Is stated that on the 2rtth or 27lh of January, General Gui don's attention was attracted by n tre mendous tumult In the streets. Ho left the so-called place or Government build ing In which lie made his headquarters, to aacerialn the cause ot the distur bance. Just as he reached the street be was stabbed In the back and fell dead. The tumult was caused by the Mahdl's troops, who had gained access to the town through treachery, and who were soon In complete possesslonof Ihe place, Including the citadel. A fearful mas sacre of the garrison followed. The scenes nro described ns surpassing the llulgarlan atrocities and rivaling Ihe horrors or the Sepoy mutiny. The panlo stricken Egyptian were captured In their flight and put todealh with the most fiendish tortures. Some were transfixed with spears and left to bleed to death. Most ot the victims were mu tilated In the most horrible manner. Their eyes were gouged out, noses silt and tongues torn out by the roots. In many cases the mutilated parts of the victim' bodies were tbrust Into their mouths while they were still living. The massacre Included many non-combatants, and the Egyptian women were subjected to the most shameful Indigni ties. Moro than 1000 women and young girls were given over to tho Mahdl's fol lowers to be used as slaves. After the slaughter many of the Arabs were seen rushing about the streets with Ihe heads of Eg) iitlans Impaled upon spears. The next night was spent In n saturnalia of blood nnd debauchery. Since the cap ture of Khartoum the Mahdl has re paired the fortifications and made the place well nigh Impregnable. He has made It his permanent headquarters, and Is said to have an abundance of guns, small arms and ammunition. Iloth of Colonel Wilson's steamers were wrecked owing to the treachery of pi lots, who will lie court martlnled, ARANSAS PASS. A Prominent Railroad Man's Idea on the Subject. This morning a I.iiiht reporter Inter viewed n prominent railroadman on tho enlject of the extension of the Aransas l'ass railroad schemo. His reply to nn Inquiry concerning It was ns follows: I understand It to be In the Interest of the narrow gauge system at present operating In the Slate of Texas. Paul llremond, one of the bondsmen ollered by Mr. Piper, Is known to be the head and front, of the narrow gaugo system In Texas, lly examining the map of the proposed road and perfected road, It will be seen thnt a tan Is employed from llocrno to the city of San Antonio, the terminus -being Laredo, but 400 miles are required to be furnished to complete the road from Salllllo to the city of .Mexico, raj miles irom n acn to j.a redo, which will give the narrow gauge system the. complete and unbroken link from the City of Mexico to Hie city of pi. i.ouis. ii me neper plan la adopted, with Paul llremond virtiiallv at the head of the syndicate, It will give this management control also oi one oi tlie most valuable nolnts alonir the milf. It will be seen that this advantage will mane mis system immensely strong, and be recognized us one of the strongest oppositions mat can oe ouiiineu to De mand the share of business In this State, Pieper obligates to put down a broad f;uage road, but a middle rail can be put n to accommodate the narrow guage which will enable them to place freight in duik in nr. louis wiiuoui transfer. Society Women Aplne the Demi Monde. The late scandal at the Stewart man slon, In which half of the guests drank raw whiskey, and where young Holman made such a disgraceful exhibition of himself, has called the attention of the capital to the vices which stalk with brazen face through every part of it, Thero Is a great deal of drunkenness at Washington, and society winks at It In a friendlier manner than It did a few years ago. More women appear now In decollete dresses at our big. receptions, and the cut of their dresses are often shamefully low, without even the lllu slon of lace nnd flowerstobldetheswell Ing bust. At n reception not long ago n lady appeared with n low-cut dress to made that the should'ra were perfectly bare, and tho bend and shoulders looked like, a living marble life-size bust statu ette set In a tort of beuquet-holder of wniiotaiin. ine lauirsvitne foreign legations are the worst, but souie of our aping Americans can come very close to them, and as a rule they have better goods to show, both as to face, neck and figure, than the women foreigners. When such a state of allalrs prevails In the fashionable Northwest, what can vou expect on the other side of the avenue? Thr result Is that there are more of the demi-monde In Washington to-day than ever before. No law Is put In force to stop them and they parade Pennsylvania avenue In scores every bright afternoon, either walking dressed In sealskins and silks or drlvlnir In some of the best looking turnouts of the capital. They enter even the galleries of Congress, and I have Keen them even In the private Kallerles devoted to the members' fanci es, where a member of Congress must nirnisn a ticket tor tueir admission. Fashion w Theater SIMMS & SAMUELS, - - - PROPRIETORS, Mark Grayson, Director of Amusements. M lieltf Festival ! Offering the amtuement loving public a feast of Jollity well scasonen with reason and enlivened with superb Musical accompaniment. mm Mmm mmm mm Last Four Nights o Wheeler's greatest sensational drama in Prologue, and 3 acts, entitled, A PighHopJiFe! PROGRAMME Thnrsflay, Friday, Satnrday, Snnflay, February 12, 13, H & 15 Amusingly instructivcnelodiously pleasing, humorously i-ntertalnlngv m.wt refined In It detail, artUtleatlr excellent In It rendition, and thntU'tiirlntr Cdiiipiirlftun In It uierlirUjr, wr Inaugurate our erenlnir'a entertain inent with KA GRAND ASSEMBLY! IntriMluctnir our entlro Compiuij In MUSICAL OEMS Tlioprcttr Utile warbler, MISS STELLA CLARK, Ineliolco nnd en tort (lining K-iilIiitn, I.i.i-t week or tlie iii!ar ketch artUU, JEN THE POWERS GEORGIB hi their new nl original creitlon, entitled Kurlnv wlikli will U'SUiivU. A. Whltn'a celehratr.1 buss sonf. "COMMOTED TO TUB taftt week of the Miss Rose With Ikt The neconi jill shed ferlo-comlu Minjrutrcss msns mmasm In new and attractive total iremt. The Cornet In I ho handi of n master artj.t. Solo Ylic frVoi'ite, . jUi'. J. (JJPietyon.. In popular onjr or the day, Mr. James LeClaire, nl re - enxas - James. THE Ai rlnir In tlielr own meritorious i-.arMHK wu, . iu.iivu U-.. OVEItTl'ItE... Concluding with the Beautiful Domestic Sensation, in l'riilninie n1 Threii Ait, produced with all lis necenarr musical, meclinnleal ami areola recfts.cntltled, A FICHTMLIFE Man to Man ! Toot to Foot! Knife to Knife ! A ud 1 he Supreme Judtre nlone to decide- tho contest ! I.ANFIS'O IIRI.WII.tl, a fluilent, . IIIII'TI S fit Kltll Ctl.VMI'S.a llun Till! Kill, wllh Milwr, Hhailrlrk llayl.m, . . Mr. lllwlld, Zeb, Micktn Mr. Itlackstnne, llrililj-,. . . .... tJiSMonday Night, February 16th, 1885, First nppearonce In this city of the phcnotnonally successful vocalist! and dancers, Clifford & Nealey First appearance of the favorite serlo-comlo vocalist, MissAnnieClifton Engagement and re-appearance of the Comedian par excellence. Mr. John J. Burke. D2r Change of Bill Monday and Thursday. c3j RHODIUS 235 Commerce St. MUSIC STORE, ftW-Agents forKnabe 4 Co., New England I'lanoCo.and Christie A Bona planet ithlca Organs Lalest sheet muslo always on band. Call and set taeaa. FASHION ORCHESTRA DKKf." irraceful female athlete, LeClaire, Indian Oulm eiaent of that lllack IMamoml Duo, HALLS' Frankie i sketch, Infer pened with Pon. Dance, and J.-JL' X JUUAClta. -OKCHESTIIA Mr. S.J.WHEELER . HISS JIAV OLIVE ir. j as. Lmair .Mr. MarkOraraon ....Mr Jon Powers .. Mr. James Hall Miss Annie Howard .ijprr;;.". ITEMPSKY San Antonio, Tex.