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Its quarters are on Commerce street, and with its new press, stereotyping appar-
atus and airy offices, the tout ensemble is a credit to journalism anywhere.
The San Antonio Daily Times (evening) is a sturdy democratic sheet. It
claims to be the heir of the San Antonio Daily Herald (the earliest Texan daily)
and is a pushing paper convinced of the great destiny of its city, and untiring in
furthering its progress.
The San Antonio Daily Light, (evening) Republican. "The only
Republican daily of the State," a newsy and ably edited journal. It makes local
items a specialty, and is energetic in promulgating its principles according to the
Light that is in it.
The Express has a good "semi-weekly" edition, and the Times a weeky one.
The Freie Presse fur Texas is also published here with a daily and weekly
edition. It is a very influential German paper.
El Heraldo is a Spanish weekly for those citizens who prefer the language.
The Texas Stockman is what its name indicates, and circulates all over the
State, being the recognized medium of the enormous stock industry of Western
There are other minor publications, and a Monthly Magazine, the Texas
Field, devoted to sport.
Stock Yards -On South Flores street are many lots given up to the
Horse and Mule trade. Here may be seen the true and only Cowboy, and with
little difficulty in the matter of introductions, the tourist may make the
acquaintance of stockmen whose flocks and herds browse upon a thousand hills.
Here, too, may be met many a queer border type as may be noted in the
accompanying illustrations taken from life.
City Additions.-The suburban Additions to the town are numerous,
and enormous sums have been spent in land, Electric Street Railways and
Landscape Gardening for their development. The most important are the West
End, the Alamo Heights, the Lake View, East End, Beacon Hill, and Southern
Heights. It would be invidious to compare them. The visitor will find ample
facilities to visit them all.
Artesian Wells.-The finest Artesian Well of the State is the natural
one formed by the Springs of the Head of the San Antonio River. This water
comes from an enormous depth, being of an even temperature of 700 Fahr. the
year round. It affords the purest possible drinking water, and is San Antonio's
chief blessing. It is evident that there are several water-bearing strata, all arte-
sian and of considerable volume, in the neighborhood. Mr. Brackenridge is
having a well bored which is already 2500 feet deep, but artesian water has not
yet been struck ; the boring however will continue to the depth of 3000 feet.
The Kampmann well, sunk on the Salado to a depth of 465 feet, yields a
strong sulphur water, used for medical purposes.
The Crystal Ice Factory has a well of pure water at a different depth, flowing
several hundred thousand gallons per diem.
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Corner, William. San Antonio de Bexar: A Guide and History, book, 1890; San Antonio, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth143549/m1/77/: accessed August 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.