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San Antonio Light.
For the LtuilT Holiday Kdltlon.
nr HiViNd j
With wearied footsteps -feet a
wend mr war toward tho door
Whcro lot Ing wlfo walla mo tc
Hweet Mar runa forth ,
And greets mc
While toll no'cl
nrlth tier chat, sons
Hut comes to meet too half blook
Whon after I lino sipped mr l
To hug her dear old loving aire.
Koh wlthhlstnrs, sits down and plays.
s tho dishes clean:
eto iro to bed.
Kach kncclsbesido his cushioned chair
Whllo Uxlo with A downliowed hoiid.
Sends up to (Jod the dully prayer.
As homo whoro loved one lliiircr no i
Awuy from business' wild turmoil.
THE ALAMO IRON WORKS.
An Important Factor in the Make-up of
Our Prosperous City.
Tim cry of "hard timet-' has I01115 since
ceased to Ihi tlio watchword of tlin practical
and successful IiikIiiuhs men of tlio country.
Working upon tlio prluclplo that "tliu man
who liaises Ills grip Uhhi business to cry
panic, Invutlalilj Kits 11 panic, If only In
Imagination," .Messrs. Ilohngreoll tc Hons,
proprietors of the Alamo Iron Works, hate
over applied theinsclies to business with
that assiduity which Isu successful barrier
to the effects of "hard times." .Since Holm
green & Sons nssuiueil proprietorship of this
foundry. Its hushiess has grown from almost
11 wreck loan Industry of wonderful niagnl
tnde, and which Is, today, nno among this
most Important Industrial concerns of this
Theso works uro situated on the Southern
I'aclllc rallrnail, near Must Commerce street.
Tho buildings, erccteil after tho ilans of the
proprietors, though a success in plan and
convenience, are, at times, inadequate to
accommodate tho Increasing dcmamls. A
few figure will ho necessary to glto tho
render nil Idea of tllO Working Catl.lCltV of
these works. A hlast furnacoof sun) tsninds
r ier Hour IS ouu imisjriant icauire
with a foundry 40x0 feet, u cleaning room
IVtxU) feet, an oiiico ami store room aix-wi
feet, machlno shop IMxloO feet, and an cn
gluu room IKIxtO feet, lleru casting In all its
peculiar branches Is done; engines built and
overhauled, ami all kinds of machinery re
paired and adjusted. One of tho many
specialties Is the manufacture of artesian
well work anil pumping machinery, The
presence of this foundry anions us, renders
It unnecessary to send north or east Tor
work In their line, hut Kites all an oppor
tunity to patronize n llrst-elass homo Indus
try, thereby keeping a lame amount of
money at homo that would othorn Iso ho lost
bi tho community. Messrs. Ilolmgreen
Sons aro also manufacturers' agents for all
other classes of machinery and supplies per
taining to their line of business, w hlch rliey
furnish at factory prices, w Ith freight charms
Among tho mirth provoking volumes
Issued from the American press during Ishs
Kan Antonio claims ono which, llrst receiv
ing dat light through tho Limit olllce. Ills
long since iiassed tho milestones of local
fame, anil Is rapidly Journeying towards
celebrity as ono of tlioso "truly amooslng"
volumes whoso business It Is to steal away
our leisure hours. This volume, Timothy
Wliiclirulscr. Is from tho lien of .1. N. Cut-
laghcr.who certainly did not miss his call
ing w lien he advciiturcil Into the ranks of
Humorous literature, --iiuioiuy, is pre
eminently a reliable book. Its situations
aro as original assiu. ILs proso Mas pathetic,
nt times, ns ILs noctrv Is nlouant. and It
would puzzle, a bom critic to decide which Is
the richer. Its Illustrations aro peculiarly
tlio authors ow n, and might easily have been
nnteiiteil. You read tho book and the laiurh
comes in spontaneously; ) 011 simply "can't
help It." Tlio situations are racy, the lang
uage nts them to a dot, and to la-gln tho
volume Is to read It to tho "finis." Found
In all tho book stores, and should bo in tho
hands of all good fellows who know a iriasl
tiling wucit mey seu 11.
ELMKNDORF Sc CO.
Hardware Headquarters for Saa Antoalo.
Tho linn of Klinenilorf & Co. Is ono of tho
olilcst In the city. Their business covers
every department known to a tlrst-class
hardwarouml Implement house. Their place
of business Is at tho coriur of West Com-
racrco street and Main plaza, with 11 branch
houso at No. i?j Alamo t'laza. I ho ware
houses on (larden street are remarkably ex
tensive, and packed with their wares. Tho
company aro ugents lor all the popular
makes of engines, reapers, plows, mowers,
Bins, scales, etc. Tliu store at Commerce
street and Main plaza Is packed to its ut
most capacity with a full and complete lino
of shelf hardware, etc., and is presldisl over
ami conducted by an able representative, of
the Elmcndorf family, supported by an
efficient corps of clerks and bookkcciNrs.
If there Is any other business house In San
Antonio that does us hcavr u trade and
carries as largo a stock to the square inch of
room occupied, we havn not seen It. Every
square foot of available room is packed
closely with goods.
All Kinds of fencing wire, and enough of It
to fence Texas, kept constantly on hand.
Some Idea of tho stock carried by this houso
may bo Inferred from the fact that In this
article of fencing alone, they cat ry over 500
All parties having business transactions
with this houso will bo Impressed with the
nerfect illcliillnn. iirnmlitncss and fair treat
ment for which they aro particularly
their wholesale irauo mixes me compass,
but shipments aro principally madu to tli
fiouthuiid southwest, and nort
Tim iircscnt heiul of the firm Is a natlv
San Antoniau, was brought up to tho hard
ware triuln from a tack to a threshimr ma
chlno, and can supply it. Tho transactions
it this current vcar show a moderato 111-
crcaso over the business of 1885. Kitneudorf
&Co. nenlno putting. 1 lieir Blaiunng as an
honorable, reliable and liberal business
house was established long ago, and the
years nave oniy connnneu uuu, wiprcssion.
OUR GREATEST ENTERPRISE
FROM THE ALAMO TO THE SEA BY
THE MISSION ROUTE
The Richest Airtoultural Suction Loll Open
for Planters, Farmers, Fruit Orowers and
Cheap Homes In a Healthy Climate.
Tho Han Antonio and Aransas Vass rail
way, San Antonio's greatest enterprise, was
not a rash or Illy considered siiulatloii, but
an evolution of necessity. A necessity which
was recognized by our business men, as Is
shown by tho old records of the Han Antonio
Hoard of Troile, long tears lieforo the Iron
bands of progress connoctisl this ancient city
with Its earlier advancisl competitions.
"From the Alamo hi tho Sea," had la-come
an old cry Morn tho llrst w hlstle of tho Suii
sotltallway engine was heard. The active
demand was iiiletisl for a time, butt ex
isted and was recognized oton when the
International ami (Ireat Nortl.en railway
was completed to this point and to the ltio
(Iramle. International and Trans-Continental
connections weie appreciated, hut
there still existed a a fertile territory to
iind liolthwest, whoso rich trade
was being divided fromlLs legitimate market
by steadily advancing mllwajs from other
uplnl with this was ever pri-s-
nt demand for a m ar and K'rm.inentihs-p
water lsirt for our freights.
Alsiut two tears ago a new stait was made
lirough tlio old Merchants Exchange, and a
was formulated fur a homo railway
compah), designed toglvo Han Antonio dts-p
liter connections or us own. it was a
liopular mote, the whole issiple were
aroused, and some piogress was m.ule, when
Lick of railway knowledge ami exis-rlenee
uisiletelojssl, and the whole matter was on
tho (Nilnt of liellig relegated to the plgisui
tired cltleu ny the side or
other blighted Iiok-s of like enterprises,
hen the present lenders III the enterprise.
Messrs. M. Kennedy "lid Uriah I,ott,asslsUsl
by the executive ability of Mr. II. F.
Yoakum, were enlisted in lie cause, ami
supplying the nisslcd funds, eneigy mil
knowledge, rc-urousoi puiiuo onmusiusm
:ind made the Mission ltoute an actual ami
The llrst rail was laid on tho ITth of Aug
ust, Isk., and tislay there are nearly two
hundred miles of carefully constructed road
way, supplied with tho heaviest steel rails,
substantial bridges, ample sidings, attrac
tive and convenient deKtt buildings at all
stations, cattle s-ns and rolling stock sis-nnd
to no road In thu south.
the Alamo to tho Hc.l," is a railroad
iictmihtv. u new route is provided to Mexico
via i;orpus rnnsu, many
via i;orpus t urisii, many new iovnst 1111
tributary to tills city, liavo heen esUhllshisi,
mid tho richest a'-rlciilturul district of Texas
Is iielugdetelojssj. An agricultural district
whose llmlLsof tiriHluctlou hatu net er been
reacliisl by actual exjic-riment, nnd of which
It is only Known mat no tree, plant, or sumo
l me leuilKTaio ami seme-iroincai tears
t'T tet talhst to llower and fruit tin
twtisf from tho extremes of climate atuliy
-asoti of the tear.
The nLTlciilfural laisslhillties of this
try, when modern expedients tako tho place
of tlio present crtuiu efforts of our local
farmers exceed the limits or the most rervld
li.iniiurliiat 011. We know' the larirest ami
That formerlv heavv t iehls'of cotton were
had In that and uilioluhig counties. That
ho largest sweet sitatoe, the best sugar
ime. tlio lomfest one season's growth of a
graii vine exhibited at tliu ISotv Orleans
exMisltlou were from Nius-es county, and
eiu-n receitisi prizes ami tiijuoiiiiw 01 menu
Thatcastor Is-aus will tield for six months
each year with no cultivation, ami thu plants
grow to tliu size of small trees. That hist
winter when Iho Oleanders weie all killed
(lalteston, they were unatfecUslat Corpus
I'lirkl I. That the choicest Kurois-an irranos.
grow without protection and yield heavily
Chrlstl. and that at Ingleslile, In
do county, tho second crop of
now be seen on the vines. That
tig trees yield three eroii
That flu, isv,k,iis of the si k worm vlehl
six cnips eacn year, ami nminerry ireiw grow
luxuriantly there. That It is 11 lino climate for
tobacco, ami large icios nave neeu receiveu
from everv nlantlmr. This and manv other
things we know of, what can bo done by
mere planting wimouicuuivaiioii ornrtinci;
iirotection. Aretve. therefore, rash In ctahi
lug that tho agricultural possibilities of tliu
future aro so great that they
isiwer of tho la-ii to describe?
Then, too, land Is cheap. There is room
for thousands of small farmers all throuirh
this agricultural fairyland. Fanning land
can be bought In largo or small quantities at
prices which cannot no uuiuicuicu, oven 111
tnoDlcaK regions or me .norinwesi. 1,11111
that lias no limit In fertility and priHluctioi
In iiciimatu conducito to health, where th
farmer can work out of disirs every day li
thetear.und where the necessity for extra
feed ami protisnlou for tt Inter does not
1st. Prices range troiu St tojiliierucin
for the rlclicst pialrio hind. The terms of
pameiitare ulo filterable mid long time Is
given In making deferred payments where
this Is desired hv the nurcliaser. Ilenu-mls-r.
also, that this laud Is certain to Increase
veryriuihtlylntaluu In the nearfutu
)lore than all this, there are mineral
springs and w ells constantly liclng develois'il
In this section, so that It Is moro than prob
able there will ho a large Influx of Invalids
and tourists, who will In turn contribute to
the wealth of the country, llrlck and pot
tery clay and kaolin are found In many
localities, v uei is auunuaui. t ihu is plen
tiful, and coal mines are wurked near till-
city, Living Is cheap. Along tho lino of
this railroad, tho country butchers sell meat
of all kinds at from 4 to II cents per pound,
(iamoof all kinds Is tery uhuiutant, and the
principal source of suppl; for largo sea
turtles, oystcrs.aud many kludsof satt waU-r
tlsh. Is at the lngteshlo terminus. Thurlters
nroalsii full of fresh water tlsh, ami many
streams hate been stocked with Cerinan
carp, black bass, etc., by tho United States
Under this statement of facts, and many
imisirtant facts, are necessarily crowded
out. It Is not to Ihi wondered at that the Han
Antonio and Aransas Pass railway is a pay
ing Investment That It has hot only brought
a largo trade to this city, but has also paid
allot Its running expenses and Interest 011
bonds, besides devoting a Urge sum to the
construction account, and has done this on
Its earnings duriug the first year of Its
Written for tho LinilT Holiday Kdltlo
NOTHINO BUT LIES.
This world Is made up of shauia and frauds,
And the Tery thlnirs wo ex pert to rind
Pure and untarnished, are by odds
Tee veriest shams of all their kind:
The thlnirs that wo love return us hate.
And ttietlilnna we hate return os smiles!
Our wants and desires aro denied by fate.
Our lsst Intentions beaten by wiles.
War Is Inhuman; Itellirlon. to
n 1 Truth may rulon
is and Policy rule b
Would you know how llrst I mot tier.
.shining like, an evening star?
3tio was selling pretty trllles
At certain church hafaar.
And I suld my soul shall win h.-r
rpltc or any earthly bar.
Hold and gratitude I gave her
For that certain church baaar
At that certain church hi
as at 4 certain church hi,
- York. Kept. l"lh. IS75.
Poetry at the Telephone.
Send up another Ion of coal;
The nights nre getting very chill
Another ton ! nay, by my soul.
Until you pay your last years bill
How to Find Amusement.
There Is no iiucstlon that the Fashion
theatre Is one of the handsomest, and
most complete and orderly variety
theatre In the south and thu manage
t take great care that the stage Is
continually tilled with new attractions
that delight the audience and enhance
Its nonularltr. The programme Is at
all times strong and varied to suit tho
public taste. Charming lady vocalists
and Cancers, comedians of merit and
clever specialists appear nightly, and by
thalr nhlllrv'tefttfli fhn hnva." hot thn
nrogrammea are strengthened weekly
by the Introduction of good atage plays
that are mounted or played In a manner
that discounts many of the traveling
combinations that take the people's
money away and disgust them. If you
want a Dieasanc evening's amusement
to nass awav time, banish melancholy.
or to drive away care a night, at the
Fashion tnoatre win at an timet uo 11 in
an agreeable way.
An Annual Melancholy.
When the cruel winter winds are coldly
mowing, Diowing, mowing,
And the snow begins to pile up
In the atteet.
Then a fear upon tho poet's mind la
Browing, growing, growing.
And bis heart Is dull and heavy with his
Knowing, knowing, knowing,
That a pair of low-out sboes Is
on uis icei;
And his misery's complete;
Not That Kind of an Enoch.
Omaha Man, You did not stay long
in cnieago alter your long absence.
t;nicago aian. o, l am a sort 01 an
Enoch Arden. 1 am.
"Well, well, went borne, found your
wire had married again and came quiet'
ly away r t aeepiy"
"It wasn't Just that. I left because
found she hadn't married again.
A Wonderful Transformation.
From the Pittsburg Chnmlclo.l
"See that little darky there ?"
"Illackaa coal, Isn't be ?"
"Well, I change his color by aslmph
"I can box bit ears and make him yell
A Stira of Increasing Age.
"Why, my dear, what't the matter!
kindly asked a lady of her friend.
"Ob, I feel I'm beginning to look quit
old." was the mournful reply.
"Nonsenoel Whatever put such an
Idea Into your head?"
"Because," was the reply, "I notice
that whenever I cross Broadway the
policemen never take my arm at they
uaeu to uo. ii.ne.
In the Direct Line
lUglev. Say no more. Aurella. I for
bid the match. Young Sprlggs may be
a gentleman, out he is poor.
Aurella. But he Is one of the heirs to
the treat Hogg estate of S04.000.O00
Nothing of the sort, girl. lie Is de
"Why, pa, I'm sure he told me that he
Is one of the lawyers engaged to defend
the win." 1 t-nnaueipnia can.
"Do vou think Lucie wilt succeed
winning Algernon!" asked the high
"No, Indeed," replied Amy; "she h
not a ghost of a show."
"My dear," protested the high-school
girl; "please don't use such horrid slang
as 'gnost 01 a snow.- oay -apparition
an exniDition.' "
At the Ball.
IProm Toxas Sittings.
Host to Miss Chalkly (daughter or a
wealthy milkman). Why, my dear Miss
Chalkly, do you not Join us In the ball
room? "Because I've been Insulted."
"Who Insulted you?"
"One of those galoots asked me If my
dress was a watered silk. Watered, In
deed! Pa never waters his silk.
SECRET OF THEIR SUCCESS. !
THE FOUNDATION AND RtSE OFOOO-
OAN BROS. OIOANTIC BUSINESS.
How It Began In Galveston and Extended
All Over the State and Mexico,
Twenty years ago the firm of (loggaii
llrothers was established III lilltcton.
ly. but surely, has It winked upward
ami unwind until, t,l.iy, It Is away ahead of
music dealers In tho state, and It Is
own and ress ted throughout tliu state
,1 hi Mexico. The chief house is still nt
dteston, but there Is now n branch house
San Antonio, under tho management of
1- genl.il Mike Cogg.111, mid nuother branch
I lousloii, managed b Mr. W. M. Il.iker.
addition to this, large stis-ks are kept In
iistln olid In Waco. From all those hds
gigantic business Is done, and the business
h tear; widening the still glow.
lugNipuhirltyof the linn. The le.ison for
tils Is plain, lhey only handle the liest
;ilauos, organs, etc.. and are honest anil lth
nil In their dealings. This nchlcics what
icj aim to do, not only to gain melius, inn
elal business arrangements' tli.it enable
into complete successful ly with uolthiu
unit eastern cmnH'tlinr, lioggau mothers,
unlike most dealers, aro practical men, ami
they in.ilillfactureiin,M-ll pianos and organs
of their own make. Thousands of these
Isvll sold III I exits, ami mey nate
I 1111 enthdilo reputation. They aie
soam-iils for tlio celehratisl Hi. 111,1 lualiu-
-ictured ht hteliiway, WcIht, and I'mcrsoii,
mid for the opul.ir Mason and llamhliu
gall. 1 hose Instruments hate a world-it hie
iml. ,11, ,11. mid are, lietond a doubt, the
st Instruments that aie maiiiifai t'lri-d In
Iscountrt. The thousands or Instri its
hl 111 the state, hate sliottll that the lepil
tl,,ii Is well eained. Ill their own liistiii-
ments, and in tl10seth.ll they handle. Messrs.
iggau iirotiiers nate piacisi prices 10 ooi
11 ligures; l-Iletiiig rightly, .us exi;r.
nee lias ploti d, tll.lt tills lstlielH-.t silli)
ir iniitual adt. uitage of hu)ers ami si llers.
.Messrs. (loggaii llrothers deal also In all
kinds of musical Instruments.
It Is a high compliment to this linn, that
hen a piano was rcuiilrcd for the new
s.ru-lionsii Messrs. Cniriran lliolhers were
selected to supply It. Under tlielr ililectloli
hlcinwuy has uuulo 11 remarkably line piano
T great forts', campass, and ts-auillill lone.
tally adapted lor me risiuroiueuis 01
iiM-ru-hotw. That Instrument was oxhl-
'Mod ut the branch store here, mid was
xnmhicd bv maiivinuslcal connlsseurs, who
unhesitatingly pronounced It to ho one of
state. Tho suniccotnplhneut was paid hi this
linn by the management of Drlskill hotel, in
piano Intended for tho grand hotel party,
ithor Instances, of a like character.
ouhl Ihi cited, showing the conlideui t tlie
ubllc and tho ability of the llrm to execute
nlers for instruments of tho highest
character that can sutlsfactorllly stand u
lieccntly theS.111 Antonio branch has Iks-u
emoted to No. !l West Co leree street.
1,.. Inn-., nod commodious stole formerlv
iccuphsi by Emanuel Abraham. Thu Increas
ug business necessitated this change. There
the tisltor 1-1111 seo and test the lurlnus In
struments that they offer, and can ascertain
that the prices, in all cases, aro most reason
able. There, too, can Is-obtained all that a
musician require-,. Aim 11 it snoiiiii napis-n
that the required article Is not lit stock. It
will ho piiH'iinsI without any exs-usi or
trouble to tho purchaser.
Tlio llrm or i.oggan iiromors consist 01
'0111, John nnd Mike. Theso aro all genlle-ii-iiliitho
roll sense of tho word, lhey are
nucst, eourtlous. Inters of music, and men
f enterprise. These characteristic combine
i) raise 1111 friends 111 all lurts of the state.
and to make them suece-rul business men.
Inilealiiiirtvlth such men. tho nubile know
that they can rely umhi a square deal. In
iacl, lies me secret 01 niei
A Circumstance That Attended the Caae.
IFrora tho Arkansaw Trateler.l
Look here, old man, can't you tlnd
work to uor"
"Oh, yes, sab; plenty 0' it."
'Then why don't you do It?"
"Does do It, sab."
"Why don't you buy some wood?"
"Does buy wood."
"Whv. then, do vou tleal my wood?"
"Steal yer wood! W'y, tab, I neber
stole er stick er wood from yer In my
life. I,ook heah. Colonel, 1'se er member
In good ttandln'o' de Church, an' yer's
layln' yerse'f mighty liable when yer
come 'cusln' me er stealln' uv yer wood.
Yer oughtenter 'speclon er ole pusson
like I Is."
"I don't suspect you, Sandy, I know
that you are the thief, for 1 saw you
stealing my wood."
"Saw me. did yer?" Oh. well. If ver
saw me. It's all right. Didn't know but
some o1 dese heah mean niggers had
come er rourr er leinn- lies on me."
Why She Waa Arrested.
From tho Merchant Travclcr.l
"I see that the police have arretted
the floating lady at the dime museum,"
tald one Cincinnati traveling man to an
other. "What for?" was the very natural
"For being without visible means of
Then they gave the gentleman with
the white apron and diamond shirt stud
Knew Ilim at Once.
Woman (to olllce boy). I want to see
the editor what wears the eye-glasses.
Olllce boy. Several of the editors
wear eye-glasses, madam.
Woman. The ono I want has a green
Olllce boy. Ob, yei, that's the nlgbt
Oolng to Press.
Voice from tbe bead ot atalra. Mary,
has the morning paper come yet ?
Mary (who has Just begun to say good
bye to Ueorge). flow shall I answer him
Oeorge. Tell him of courts the paper
hasn't come yet, at we are jutt going1 to
preat now! Texas Slftlngt.
music iKsihs, aim i', dim, ,m 111.11 iui , offered by this route are the saving or
found nil llrst-chiss iioithem and aMcrn n possible delaj a, all the annoyances of
music dealers store . Ir Imsliu'ss arroiw- ,.,,' sni, ,run,fe, ,, discomfort
& c i- They UiX: fcss of securing tnenls. the lack of tirlvacy at
..rL. ...... i.., r,.i..iirn ti,,.isr inn-leal li gill uml the Innumerable inconvenl-
OUR OULF GREYHOUNDS.
What the Malloy Steamahtp Line OtTera
to Texas Health-Seekeni.
That there Is no more desirable spot
In these United States for a winter res
idence tban Southern Texas Is now a
generally accepted fact. Physicians who
have had experience In such matters,
and Invalids who have made trial or
our climate, unanimously agree In this
that Southern Texas, from Uclober to
April, Is the true Invalid's paradise.
This much being conceded, the best
means of reaching this much lo be de
sired locality becomes n very necessary
consideration. Invalids from the east
naturally hesitate about undertaking so
long a Journey by rail, and pleasure
seekers Involuntarily recoil from expos
ing themselves to the discomforts and
vexations of a trip by rail almost across
a continent. There la r.o doubt that
tons of thousands are deterred from tak
I Ing advantage of this unequal,', I winter
' cllmato by such considerations, not un
I derstandlng that all these discomforts,
I fatiguing experiences, vexatious delays
and days of constantly increasing weak
ness and Irritation may all be avoided
1 by taking the water route from Now
York to Ualvestnn.
I The steamships of the Mnllory line,
I which leave New York twice every
, week for Texas, oiler by far the most
desirable means of communication be
tween New York and the Texas coast.
These ships have been built expressly
for this travel and there aro no steamers
nllnal Hint are their superiors In speed,
accommodations, safety or thesumptu
ousness of their appointments. Every
appliance known to shlp-bulld-Ing
has been brought Into requi
sition to make them complete
In every funicular, It being tlio
design of the Mnllory line 10 largely
inonopollre the travel between New
York and Texas, by ottering such
; superior Inducements to benlth nnd
pleasure seekers that tbero will be no
practical rivalry between this line and
I the unoouifortuhlo nnd wearisome Jour
ney uy rail, .iiuong me aiivnniagcn
noes of rail travel. The superior ac
commodations of this line are offered at
materially lowe' rates than tho railway
lines, being about the same for passage.
meals, state room and attendance as a
lirst-claas ticket by rail. Year by year
tnsnips nave been added 10 me
Mnllory fleet, until to-day It surpasses
In the number, size, quality and ap
pointments of Its vessels any coast line
on this continent. The UloUrande.oneof
the older ships of this line, recently
touched at Fernandloa, Fla. It was tho
largest vessel that ever entered that
port, and the Florida Mirror, of that
city, was unstinted In Its praise of the
palatial ship and Its appointments, the
ladles visited the ItloOrande In a body,
says the Mirror, and paid her the com
pllment 01 the most elaborate Herat dec-
oratlona. The Lampasas, Comal and
Alamo, all built since the itlo Grande,
re her superiorsln several respects. and
any of these are worthy to dispute the
palm with the best ocean steamers '
Tbe new steamer now being built
for this line, and which will bo upon tbe
route next May, will be the tlnest coast
steamer afloat. All her cabins will be
upon the hurricane deck and every state
room will have the most perfect advant
ages of light and air.
1 ne inaiiory line is rspiuiy growing in
favor with the traveling public, and the
time Is not far distant in which It will
have no rival as a means of communica
tion between this gulf coast and New
Mr. W. J. Young, general passenger
and ticket agent, has his hetdquarters
In San Antonio. Mr. Young Is also
agent for tbe principal trant-Atlantlo
steamship lines. He Is as fully Informed
on all matters connected with these
ocean routes as are their main offices,
and all enquiries made of him In person
or by letter will elicit Information that
can be absolutely relied upon, Through
blm tickets and state rooms can he se
cured to any port In the civilized world
reached by ocean steamers, and at the
lowest schedule rates.
The Two Brothers.
Tbe Two Brothers saloon In the Dull
nlg biock, owned and managed by "Ull
ile" and Ueorge Iteuter, Is ono of tbe
most select resorts for gentlemen In the
city, and Is consequently very popular.
Tbe saloon is one ot the handsomest In
the city, and Is as bright as a new dol
lar. It Is comfortably heated in winter
by hot air radiators, and cooled by fans
in the summer, and is well managed for
the comfort of customers. Tho liquors
and cigars are tbe tlnest in the city,
and, as the many customers well know,
the beer Is always In good condition.
English ale and Irish porter Is sold here
on draught. An excellent hot Iree lunch
Is tet dally from 10 to l'J noon for the
accommodation of customers. Citizens
and visitors will find that they will be
well received and have the treatment
due to gentlemen by calling on tbe Two
An Impulsive Husband.
From tho Boston t'ourlor.l
"And do you love me as well as ever,
John?" the wife asked of ber somewhat
testy husband, alter they had made up
subsequent to what Is utuslly.ter.iied "a
"Why, of course I do, and better."
"Are you sure, darling?"
"Sure. Of course 1 am. Hang It, don't
I tell you so?"
"Yes, but you are not deceiving me?"
"Certainly not. What do you want to
aggravate a man for?"
"I am not aggravating you."
"Yet, you are, and I tell you plainly
that I love you madly, and If you atk me
that question again I'm blessed If Idon't
go out and stay out altogether. I love
you dearly, and now Just shut up or tt
will be worse for you. Asking me If I
love you when I do to distraction! (Jet
out, you Idiot! Vou are nothing but a
darned fool, anyway."
Wife subsides, hlghly.delighted.