San Antonio Evening Light, February 23, 1883

San Antonio Evening Light

February 23, 1883

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Evening Light, The (Newspaper) - February 23, 1883, San Antonio, Texas Vol. 30. Antonio, Texas, Friday, February FALL WINTEll CLOTHING Tnjoh lota, or nt retail, nt extremely low figures. MS, BOOTS, A CHAT WITH THE CREOLE. Storjr Miss Lillian Sponcer'H Thoiitrlcitl Career Vivaciously Nui- rutoil by Herself. Opinion of Snii Antonio and Turner Fuco OIK-O J'un- Jones was arraigned before Justice' Dully, at Jefferson Market. He said he was simply a clerk in the place. Dederich was arrested by Captain Williams at a later hour, and ihe two men'were locked up at the station. Ij KN'EDICT. q At prices that will astonish the Indtea. Delaines Brocaded Dress Goods, Cheaper thiui anywhere. AT COST. Grocery Department Wifl be kept up to its FULL standard, with the on Hand. Lot on Commerce street house on Main plaza; also, two-residences for sale.. Apply to JOSEPH E. DWYER, Executor. TURNER OPERA-HALL t'osltively Two Nlghtu Only. FEBRUARY 24 and 25. Kngngenienl of America's Greatest Actress, ROSE 'EYT INGE Supported by her own powerful company Saturday evening, tlmt and only time here, of the great Siinurc .theatre success, Jis played by this if rent netvcsa for ltd eojisecn- tlvu iiiBhts at the Union Sfpiaro Theatro, New York. Sunday Rvoiiing-, ruro- well nppoariince, on 'which oc- cnsion will bc-prodiiccd tticKreal Parisian success OF PARIS. The costumes worn by tioso F.ytiiiKC in this piny wove made by Worth, of Purls, last sum- mer, and nvo pronounced by all marvels of jieauly. 1'ltlCKS: lieserved seats, Admisaion, Gnllovy, fiOc. Soalssecnrocl nt Ulselie's, poslte-iiostoflico. i And sho Is, for an actress, very young having reached her iJOth birthday. One was pleasing to the Spencer wns ]toiTcctiy natural and womanly. She had not, like many Thespian .votaries, made the mistake Hint she was obliged lo make up off tlio stage as well as on it. Miss Sirencer advanced and extended her hand cordially, at the same time exclaiming, "Oli, you are lieroat lasi, you naughty man; why did you not come before, as you promised, and show me round your, The commis- sioner pleaded the pressure of engagements, wlileli was accepted ami Miss Spencer pro- ceeded toask, "Well, now, what do you want loknowV" The commissioner intinmlcd that the editor considered thill a fuw facts of her life, opinion and experience would be acccpll- blo lo the LKIIIT on which she pro- ceeded In an uneu'eeted way lo uuy tliiit she was llio daughter of Dr. Spencer, of I'llls- burg, Pennsylvania, anil was educated at the Urdiillne convent there, WHKliK HIIK ClIlAilUATKD. During lier 'scholastic studies she evinced considerable elocutionary and driunali'c power, gaining the gold medal awarded for lliosu studies. Miss Simiicer then appeared in ama- teur iMM'formanfccs' with- marked success, and eventually decided to llie -.stage. Her friends, especially her father, who is a good Catliolie, strongly opposed the project, tint she mamigcd lo ovcreomo their objections nnd was ongugcd by Miss Louise Polucroy to Halt star In The Farmer's Daughter, playing the character of Justine. In she appeared at the Fifth Avenue theatro under Mr. Max Stmkosoh, in tho character of ICIrko, In which she scored .a big success. Since (hen slie attained considerable popularity lu llie character of Corn, having appeared in The Creole in various parts of thu Sintea. "What teacher bad I added Miss Spencer; "I had none. All I know Is by natural instinct or Inspiration, whichever you choose to call it, cultivated by close study of the author's text and by experience iittiilned on the stage. I often feel that 1 should like to hiivo sonic les- sons of an expert. "Von Hko Tho Creole as you siiw It In Pans, and not ours V Well, J am not surprised, be- cause the Iranslalion Is certainly weak. I have myself made certain 'alterations, for you must know I am a little bit or an adaplress. Stilllhe pluy Is susceptible of great. Improvement. Tlio absence of suitable compels ono lo play under great disadvantage. Fancy, In. llio tlrst place. Corn's mad Infatuation for Dnhnmol. When J'oiTCst played the character he loosed young, manly and handsome, and there wns some ex- cuse for my but Ihe present representa- tive of the character, although n gentleman In action and n really good actor, Is destitute of llie natural apixwancc of ono capable of ex- citing such grand passion, llcnlly the.lirst few flriirs f was raving over my supposed 'masher' I could hardly suppress my laughter at the ridiciilonsiicss of the Klliinliop. How can one feel the full Intensity nt passion under such circumstances? Then again, llie scenery prc- snntcd at Turnorlmll, ns yon know, Is not in any way In keeping with llie grandeur of Pari- sian life indicated by the text. These are serious drawbacks to tho traveling acini-or actress. Then dragging from ono point to an- other, long journeys, variance of weather, little rest, no comfort, bad nnd uncertain liv- ing arc: derogatory nvlls. Just think of our llrst night here we i-oso at (i o'clock that day traveler! from Houston, arrived here about 7 o'clock, fatigued and wearied; no time for food or rest, tho trunks must uc unpacked, and we miist. nplK'iir 8 o'clock, even if we nre half dead, or break faith with the public -and lose money, "Sometimes T sot discouraged and have serir ons UiouirhtsnC retiring frnm thosfage. It is only .llie strong presentiment of .ultbhnto sue- CCFH that keeps mo IN THE THKSI'IAN HANKS. "What was that about my golfing shot? Well, that was a strange affair nnd might, have put a sudden end to my dramatic aspirations. We were playing The Creole hi Uochesteiv T wns the Com and Arthur Forrest was tho George THihnmel. When Dnliamel seeks to prevontiiie from leaving to Join Vic- tor Mnzllier, he draws a pistol nnd Hrcs and Com Is I bus marked by a bullet scur. The nt Korl llnrtoii. Worth yesterday to Miss Mary A FOOT of Dnvia Ilreon, a night switchman, beeanio caught IM u frog at, Palestine yesterday and lie was held prisoner till horribly minified by a train. TIIBIIK are snid to bo four other members-" elect nf Congress in Hie snmo poattion wltli re- gard to obligations to Uncle Sum tlmt Major Oeldlt.rce is. TIIK New Orlciins Times-Democrat, has placed al, tbu disposal ol' the Government ils steamer, Susie li., for nil leveea below Vicksburg. Inspection of the A mi.f. is. ponding In the upper house of the Sfato Assembly to provide for llio construction of the now Ktiilo hoiifio and living llio salary'of the uniiervlsliig superintendent at TWO barrels of potatoes, contributed by llio children of Dip Klrst District school, iJiilvistmi, lor the- benctlr. of the sufferers of Ihe Louisville Hood, brought STOat tho Cotton Exchange In that city. Siiccinl Correspondence of the KvoningUght. NKW YOKK, .February few days ago n stranger came ashore at Lcwcs, Delaware, from a. foreign vessel. He was well dressed and his manner was courteous. Save a slight limp in his gait, and an unnatural tinge to his countenance, there was nothing out- ward to indicate llie presence of n peculiar malady. Upon reaching the shore .he sought out a private and rather secluded boarding place and there he remained, keeping aloof entirely from the people around him. From significant hints dropped :by several of the crew who brought him ashore it was pered about that the stranger was a leper, who for the safety oi his comrades on shipboard, had been put ashore to shift for himself. The stranger made no attempt at denial, but, on .the contrary, seemed as anxious to avoid the approach of his neighbors as they were to avoid him. The extravagant stories that went rapidly from mouth to moulh caused such agitation that a special meeting of the Town Council was.decidcd upon to consider ways and means to rid llie community of THK J'ATIHNT. He admitted to a reporter, thai the suspicions of the people wtre well founded. He was, he frankly, but sorrowfully, admitted, a leper. He gave his mine as James Atwald, and L Man Who Whipped Himself Thinking Horse.' A few days ago the village of IJlacksburg, Virginia, was surprised by the appearance of a shaggy, wretched looking man, apparently middle-aged, beating himself and running at full spead through the streets. He ran at this rapid, "rate nearly all over the and every few moments was observed t6 strike himself vigorously with'the'slick which ried and shout "gee to himself, at-the same time accelerating arrested and held in custody about' a'n hour. When the officer released him, he lurried to tlie'crowd and said: "Well, boys, .1 niust go; gee and, giving himself a slinging blow, bounded through the street and left. town. The man, whose name is Long, is the son of poor but respectable parents, and. of. a robust mind. A few years' ago a severe spell ol sickness caused him to lose his mind entirely. He Tis evidently ..firm in the .belief that he is a horse. IJ. LEWIS, n hack driver, was ar- rested ;nt Cedar Kapids, town, for robbing the mails. He confessed (iml returned the money, union nlitigto except ?5U, which he had spent, IT HAVING ucen alleged that Uov. Ho'rliev Newton, pastor of St. Mark's Episcopal olnireh, New York, denies the divinity of Christ and tho divine inspiration of the Ulble, ho will bo tried for heresy. SKNATOHS decided In caucus yesterday that durlmrthe remiilndor or the ses- sion precedence, shall be given to the regular annual appropriation bills, revenue- bills and pension hills. AUU.MOH was current In Washington yester- day that the Republicans had selected Senator Edmunds on their choice tor President pro tern of llie Senate, but'subiicnuently it wasdcclnred to bo without foundation. ONE Qnlvestrjii Chlnamair owed another. William Wing by name, S100 mid refused to pay it. William undertook to adjust, mattera "atlee samceilelican and yesterday he shot at his Celestial debtor, wounding him in the urim TJIKEK ANP railway lines, aggregating miles, or about. niilca moro tlian in 1R8I, were construeled In -15 of tlio I? States and Territories- last year. The, average yearly Increase since the war has been miles. THE Slate Senate purposes'td make n law one section of which provides that when the'schonl lax, with the alii of special funds, Is not. aulll- cienf. lo run tlio'schools six months in'each the tax may be increased, not to exceed al cents on DK. A.'J. PETKHS; tine'ar.tlic editors of the St. Louis Druggist, during the war a surgeon hi the army, was found in a dying condition in n St. Louis street yesterday morning, -lie died' soon niter.wnrds. He was addicled to the nseof laudanum In large quantities. CAITAIN MOADAHAS was a handsome masher from Montreal, He money freely in San Francisco mid seemed to enjoy life. Finally he engaged himself lo n wealthy young widow but he decamped before -.the wedding day ar- rived. The cometb she said. Tun Gnlveatonlans arepronirrlna to welcome a party of distinguished Mexicans who are io arrive Monday. The party is to .consist of Henor Diax, cx-1'i'esidont, .and wife; Senor njo and stin and said he was an Englishman by birlh, but up to lasl summer had been -for years a resident of Havana, where the disease, the germs of which were latent in his system, developed His impression was that lie contracted ihe'infirmily while at Madagascar, where he and- others of the crew with whom he was associated were forced to work side by side with rf'gang of a number of whom were known to be diseased. Some- times the cojor his skin had assumed would blend until his flesh actually appeared lo him almost as variegated as a garden in June.. The horror of his position became at ihe time almost unbearable nnd he contemplated suicide as a means to escape IPS awful fate. He studied his case and having learned that exposure lo cold wealher was Die only means by which its ravages could be mitigated, he determined to go to Canada and enter a hos- pital .in Toronto. It was with this object in view that he obtained a berth on ihe English ship Formosa. The captain, however, .sus- pected the nalure of his ailment and told him he must .-leave Ihe ship -at Wilmington, N. C. At his request, however, llie captain perniitled him to land nt Lewes instead, from "which place he intended to go to.Canada. Mr. Atwald, during the interview, displayed to the reporter the peculiarities of the disease as developed in his case. The'mere rubbing Kpmero Rubin and wire. General Naiunjo Sunor'Yillemenciri. They will visit Austin Madame Peralta Will open an engagement in thla city for pi'ojiorty man had mislaid Forrest's revolver and liar! subslitulod another. When Forrest aimed at me the pistol missed flic. Vorrcsl is a very oxclUiblc uinnniid, seeing thei pnalt bo rn'sni San Antonio. DR. rtiiuaoN visited of'.his hand created a Across the palm fine, lines bran-like dust. were streaked O. Jenkins in Scotland, Illinois, to ascertain why Dr. Jen- kins had sent .him n comic valentine, lie thought lie would shoot Jenkins -first and then question him. He did shoot, but without ctrecl, and then Jenkins returned flro, mortally wounding him. THR National. Senate proposes that no part of the money appropriated Tor the general care, increase and protection ot the navy in MARCil 1, 3, fi and 7., Office Kxchnngn liestauritnt. .'TWiiridorshirhed havo opened tlio largo and spacious restaurant opposite the Po.stollleo whore wo will pay special nUciillon to fiirnlsh- fnif largo suppera for Roclahlcs, balls, etc., nnd whore we will pleiised losou all our friends and nlle lolnsclnneoker." Vlrsf'pldKS llrNt-clMsutrniulanun and not to bo b'utdntin In moderate elmivos will our motto. 2-21-am SIMAWI aimed at me tho pistol missed flic. Forrest is a J'ovclUiblc uinnaiid, seeing Mill position, bo icd after me, drew mo on the atfljrn and we. struggled Cor the possession ef the pistol.. While we were thus and the revolver was near my face, it accidentally exploded and the powder entered my skin in the -identical place, Btrange to say, where Cora Is supposed to'be -I wns pained much but resolved to finish thfi performance. Disguising as Tnr as possible powder mark I dime on the atago for the second apt, nnd there fell sense- less. The pcrformnnoe was slnppcd nnd the luiiiienco dismissed, f wns taken lii my Imlcl through crowds of anxious, nympiUhMnpr people, -and the doctor extracted about-400 grams of giiiigiowdcr. It was the most gainful oiieration I over had performed, but the skin soon henled, as is very good, and in a few days I wns again on the boards. yon ought really to get a betlcr theatre. TlwmfH more comfortable forns, for your own people, Tf- would pay nil concerned, in- duce better Atfenilnnpc draw better com- "llnve T n Fralrtlcir. No, j'i'ii liasenoutrli I rouble in (.tint feqiiecl; to warn me, although I admit it draws well. T sometimes feel'very sorry for that woman, uo- cause I Iwlievc sho Is Innncont of tho 1 ions made against iier, but sho has been awful- ly indiscreet to encourage Freddie's attcn- Won't you stop for supporV No I Now do. Vnit can't? Well, then, T inustgny an revolr, not trnod liye, for I hope to see you and to IKS in Sun AnlOHlP ngnin, liceiuise 1 acknowledge I like Han Antoitiofnul its iKiiinle." Then tho cotnmlssioncr 8 hnnd boKiilly nii'l upstatra (o armnge for the line of construction and renal is shall be ap- plied to the repair of any wooden ship, when the estimated cost of such repairs shall per cent, of the estimated cost of a new ship of the same size and like material. THE grave has'closed over Robert A. Packer, eldest sou ot1 the late Judge Asa Packer, or Mauch Chunk. l'n., He was President of sev- eral railway and mining companies on'ennsyl- vanla. 'Ills income was nhnunlly. His property left In trust by life'fat hcr'nnd amounts (o about SUJ.CilO.OOfl, It IB now lo lie Mr. Packer died at Jacksonville, Pin. TIIK Arkansas Ixjgisintnro has decided that a majority of the ndult inhabitants, mnle and female, within- three miles of a. church or school, except In cities of the first and second class, may by petition hnve prohibition, and when prohibition is once obtained it can not lie annulled except by sjwelal act of thn Legisla- ture. In cities of the first and second classes a vote is! to lie taken on (lie every two years, ATTKNDANTS arc carefully oruafdlng an epi- leptic patient at hospltnl. He is in a despondent state of mind and it is feniedthat he will attempt to suicide. The patient ia Henry Newbert, the patentee of tho pavement of that, name, who shot a young lawyer In New York some years aittlngon tlio lap of tlio notorious Diamond licssie, and wife sought to end n strangely varied life by tnkihg inorphineatDenlson nfew weeks ago, but waa nrpvciitefi, TtiniiNO discussion Injtho National Aonao. on a promised amendnicnt.'Siiliscqticntly defeated, by which was contemplated n reduction to MX) of the appropriation fora geological sur- vey, argument took a wide range nnd embraced tho constitutional power of tho (roverninent to carry surveys into the Slates In which the United Slnles Owned land. Hlackburn coil' tended that there was no warrant, under Ihe constitution, Tor such proceeding, and waa sharply answered by :Duipi, who chanic- toifeodihe doctrine of Slates' rights m an old fossil, brightly, 'so thai in llie rays of the sun they shone like a web-work of silver. This pecu- liarity in his flesh had communicated to the crow feet lines in his temples, and they, like Ihe palms of.his hands, perceptibly glistened, lie left Lewes in obedience to the demand of the Town Council. TIIK DISTINGUISHED JURY'S VERDICT. Coroner Merkle's distinguished jury in the case of Michael Kelleher, who was killed by George Mahan, a patient in: Bellevue hos- pital, rendered the following verdict: "We hnd that Michael Jvelleher came to his death by injuries inflicted by George E. Mahan. In view of the evidence before us, we believe (hat due care was not exercised by the officers in charge of the Alcoholic ward and, in our opinion, the system of manage- ment is very defective. The wards at all times should, in our opinion, be in charge of a responsible employee and we find that the orderlies are highly censurable for leaving the ward without putting the patient in charge of a responsible person. We further recommend that Ihe furniture of the and of such a character and be so secured as to prevenOhe .possibility of their use as weapons of offense by patients." Thejur'y then sicned ihe verdict, ex-Mayor Wickham suggesting thai they sign in order of going out of office, and were discharge'J with the thanks of the Coroner. Mahan was held In to appear before [lie Grand jury, William II. Kennedy, "the Coroner Kennedy.who keeps the becoming his bondsman. FARO IN MITH AVRNUE. The Rev. Dr. Howard Crosby, .of the Society for the Prevention of Crime, received a lew days ago an anonymous communica- tion saying that a gambling, house had been Owna Ills Old mauler's J'lace. In Meriwealher county, Ga., thft-e lives a negro, now al the age of Go a plantation of 1500 acres, foVmerly 'bcMrig- ing to his master, and is worlh, every acre and every cent of which he acquired :by hi or wok wear, Invisible ami a lurgo lot of la- ittea fnnoy goods just, ar'rlv.ud. ;