The San Antonio Light (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 2, Ed. 1, Wednesday, April 4, 1883 Page: 2 of 4
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Emorod at postoDlco at San Antonio Toxas
u second-class matter.
1VKI1NK-DAY Al'lll I t 1883.
The Light ris to a question ol privilege
and remarks that thctreets of the city are not
in a satisfactory condition.
Tint State ol Massachusetts is directly re-
ponsible for the horrible state of affairs at the
State Alms House in Newburg. Had its
officers exercised discretion in selecting per-
sons to manage the Alms House or even dili-
gence in watching the conduct of these persons
after they had been selected no opportunity
would have presented itself for such exhibi-
tions of cruelty and brutality as that with
which the management of the institution was
marked. Every person in Massachusetts in
any way connected with the Alms House
should be punished.
Flats would be a paying institution in San
Antonio. When conductrd properly they
afford all home comforts and as much con-
venience as a hotel. In New York Chicago
and other large cities the people who live in
flats form a large per centage of the popula-
tion. Each family has from one to four
or five rooms; the service is the
same as that at large first-class
hotels; meals can be obtained at a restaurant
in the building or elsewhere according to in-
dividual preference. As between hotel life
and fiat life the latter is the more enjoyable.
It would be eagerly accepted by many persons
in San Antonio were it possible to do so.
Texas needs such an anti-free pass law as
that of New York where hereafter Supreme
Court judges State officials and members and
employees ol the Legislature will have to pay
railroad fare as other persons do. The free-
pass system is most pernicious and tends to
the corruption of the very persons on whom
we most rely for impartial administration of
laws and for legislation for the purpose of
affording equal protection to our many diverse
interests. It may be that few Texas officials
take advantage of their position to obtain free
passes but It is far more probable that the
number of those who have free passes is
greatly in excess of those who have not. The
Light challenges the Legislature to disprove
that fully two-thirds of its members have com-
promised their manhood jeopardized the in-
terests of their constituents and held them-
selves up to scorn and contumely by placing
themselves under obligations to railroad com-
panies they know full well will some day exact
a price for favors seemingly freely bestowed.
Kit El I CAM!' YARDS
Are an institution in San Antonio They sup-
ply a vicuity both romantic and pecuniarily
The merchant who owas a yard expects and
sometimes demands in return for the accom-
modation or rather the squatter right a mo-
nopoly of the camper's trade. That is all
right. The camper is the bona fide mer-
chant's friend his customer. The gates are
open day and night and the rural gentleman
makes it a sort of rustic home He finds his
peculiar spot unhitches his animals goes
through the paradoxical pleasure of squatter-
ism and generally is happy. Sometimes he
is inclined for a decent bed either at Hord's
(be Fanners' Home or the Central and some
times his consequently unprotected goods
vanish. The merchant receives his coin with
these words " In God we trust." Hut
"cleanliness is next to godlintss." These
camp yards are not cleanly. Some of them
are nasty have a shocking bad smell and want
looking after by somelndy Hot and sultry
days are coming and disease is rcadyto grasp
insirluously its victims. Hut let it be resisted.
If a merchant has the temerity to foist a camp
yard on an healthy community and in the
heart of the city compel him to pave it o
cement it and give it ft dally cleansing and so
keep a great source of epidemic fiom the city.
The lnrdmior I'arrtdlje.
l'rom tho New Oilcans Times-Democrat.
If there be any particular Spot of this conti-
nent where natural beauty might justify dream
ers to claim an American site for the primitive
Garden ol Paradise that spot is the Teche
country of Louisiana. Mountain scenery has
indeed inspired poets for many decades of
centuries but the splendor and the grandeur
of lofty peaks never evoked those feelings
which the first sight of the Teche must
create in any imaginative mind. Masculine
and mighty are the words in which the beauty
ol mountains are described the peaks call
Titan thoughts into being longings after in-
accessibilities remote as their gliinering sum-
mits fancies deep as the rayless chasms open
ing between their granite feet. Races born
among the high crags have made history; the
children of the mountain inherit a statute of
giants and a fierceness of eagles.
All the glory that is associated with moun-
tain legend and mountain history has a sav-
age glitter; the splendid is always blended
with the terrible as in Scandinavian Kddas.
I'erhaps the tenderest fancy connected with
mountains has been that religious one com-
mon to almost all nations that somewhere
above the fir belts above the roar of cas-
cades above the reach of human endeavor
above the flight of eagles there is some mys-
terious summit whose whiteness is not of
snow but of Divinity Ihe dwelling place of
Hut here in a land where no Sierra bars the
horizon where no snow (alls and all is smooth
and soft as a bed would seem a fitter soj"urn
for god than the most iridescent summit of
the brightest mountain ever kissed by the
sun. Heaven is not here above human
reach one may drift dreamily into it
with a waft ol orange scented wind ;
there is no eminence; the long low undula-
tions are not loftier than those of a tropical
s -a on days of fervid heat and in the virgin
liveliness of the land one beholds Ihe dreams
of the old Greek idyllists rcaliztd in all rich-
ness of perfumed green and yet something
more never beheld in any temple nor even in
those Arcadian vales peopled by a race who
called themselves Proselenoi or older than
Those groves of great oaks are such as
Martin pictured in his illustrations to Para-
dise Lost; and his fairy Eve mie.ht have mir-
rored hrr white body in the smoo'hness of
that sinuous bayou not less perfectly than in
the waters of a Paradisaical pond. Where
the wild bushes and the cypresses do not
crowd to Ihe bank in promiscuous herds of
green the prairie dips its mossy soft-
ness into .the water. The. first general
impression of the Teche scenery is that
ot sailing tnrougn some enormous garden;
but the Spnnish moss gradually and fantastic-
ally dissipates that idea.
It is the moss that forms the theme of the
scenery If a musical word may be used de-
sc iptively. It constitutes Ihe character t f the
landscape. It is omnipresent and omnipotent
i n effect. It streams from the heads and limbs
of the oaks; from the many-elbowed cypress
skeletons it hangs like decaying rags of green.
It creates suggestions of gibbets and of
corpses of rotten rigging of Ihe tattered sails
of ships "drifting with the dead to shores
where all is dumb." Under the sunlight it
has also countless pleasant forms the tresses
of slumbering dryads the draperirs flung out
upon some vast woodland-holiday by skill of
merry elves. Under the moon losing its
green every form of goblinry every
fancy of ghastl'ness every grim-
ness of witchcraft every horror
of death are mocked by it. A weird and
wonderful mourning seems to droop over the
filains; all the woods and the groves the
ily-kissed pools the shadow-reflecting ba-
yous appear to lament some incalculable be-
reavement some vast and awful death. It is
as though this land were yet weeping for Pan
as though all the forests and streams had
not ceased afler more than a thousand years
to lament the passing away of the sylvan gods
ana nympns oi ine antique world.
1 1 Circling coiling curving curling the bayou
moves without a ripple through wildernesses
of wildly fantastic beauty through land worth
a surface covering of golden coin through
foilorn cypress woods weeping their moss
Into the shadowed water through fields
of cane through vistas of evergreens
dying away into blue dreaminess under
orange trees holding out their yellow riches
to passing boats close by fallen trunks
dr iwned in the waveless current alligators
hard to be distinguished from the dead grey
I bark. At long intervals a white town dozing
under green shadows. Land and the streets
sleep beneath the sun full of flower fragrance
and the nuptial inc-nse of orange groves.
There is hardly a stir; the songs of birds
drown the voices of men; the shadows of the
trees scarcely waver. And Ihe great dreami-
ness olthe land makes itself master of thought
and speech mesmerizes you caresses
with tender treachery soothes with
irresistible languor woos with un-
utterable sweetness Afterward when
you have returned into the vast metropolis
nil the dust and the turmoil and the roar of
traffic and the smoke of industry and the iron
cares of life that mesmerism will not have
utterly passed away nor the perfume of that
poppied land wholly evaporated from the
brain. The songs of the bird" will still be
heard by you faint as fairy flutes and in
dreams the golden Teche will curve for you
once more under wondrous festoons of grctn
under wizard apparelled groves Ihrough deep
enchantments of perennial summer and you
will awake to feel the great sweet dreaminess
come back upon you again-a moment only
but a moment that mak's dim the eyes as with
mists of a tropical morning.
J. C. BREEDING & SON
ltoom No. It up-Btnln In Telephono building
southwest corner of Bolcdad and
PATENT TIN HOOFING PLATES. .
Tho best ill use. Manufactured by the Nn-
tlonnl Sheet .Metal Hontliur company Nash-
vllle Tennessee It iniikestho best roof and
Is very ornamental. Tho plates nru of dlllor-
cntatzcftand may bo of any irrndo of tin do-
slrcd. Expansion nnd contraction from heat
and eold docs not cirot this roollnir. Kurmers
cnn'nso It as readily psshliurlos. It Is tiro-proof
mid ornamental. It Is very popular whoro It
Imt been Introduced Cull mid ocO samples nnd
the uircnt In tho Telephono bulldlnir southwest
comorof Soledad mid Houston streets room
No. 6. up-8tulrs. J. C. 1IHKKOINO SON
L. N. WALTIIAti.
WALTIJAL & CALLAUHAN
ATTORNEYS -AT -LAW
San Antonio Texas.
Onico: Dwyer bulldlnir southeast cornor
DEVINE & SMITH
SAN ANTONIO TEXAS
omi j end 8 Devtne
Uulldlng Soledad itrott-CI
EDWAltD J. GALLAGHER
Mason & Builder
031 HOUSTON STREET.
Estimates for dams bridges boilers clstorns.
tanks furnaces ovens grates and buildings of
ull kinds. Will gunrantco satisfaction. Job-
hlnr-'l Hnrfn o 11.TK-W
F. Groos & Co.
BANK EIRS :
and Dealers in Exchange
SAN ANTONIO - - - TEJCA
J. S. Lockwood
J. II. Kumpmann.
Lockwood & Kampmann
(SuecoBsors to Thornton .V lockwood).
B .A. IsT KZ E Pi S
Deal In Mexican dollars mid bullion. Tel-
eirraphlo transfers made. Hills on nny part of
Kuropo nnd Mexico.
Blum St. opp. Menger Hotel
SAN ANTONIO : : : : TEXAS.
Horses led by Ihe day week or month. Sddl
horses carriages and buggies can ba ordered at all
No. 237 Commerce Street
Will furnish Wooden and Metallic Burial Cases and
Catkett. Ilearsei and Carriages at all times OfTic
open day and night. Telephone- connections witt
beaHb office! 7-18-lf
Wahrenberger & Co.
K0. 10 YTURRI STIIEET.
SAN ANTONIO - - - TEXAS.
LIVE STOCK EXCHANGE
And General Commission Dealer.
San Antonio Texas.
The Itcsldenco of tlio Lute Kz-fiovernor
Tho resldeneo of tho late ox-Oovemor Davis
at Austin Texas Is for wile. Tho liouo Is
lnrirunud roomy; th Kriiiuuls nro highly Im-
proved nnd every modern convenlenco 1ms
been studied to muku tho premise comforta-
ble. About seven ucii s of trround Is Included
In tho property. Tho site Is one of tho finest In
tho State. Mug. U. J. Davis
tf Austin. Toxas.
SAM C. BENNETT
Wholesale and ltetall Dealer In
FINE WINES LIQUORS
Cltrars nnd Tobacco. Particular attention
irlvon to receiving Rnd selllnir Wool for my
customors. Htoro on cornor ot Main plaza and
Market street. .
SAN ANTONIO TEXAS
Plumbing and Gas-Fitting
Bath Tubs Water Closets Iron Lead Tile Pipe and
Plumbers' Goods of all kinds.
Also JOHNS' ARI1ESTOS HOOKINO-cool durable cheap. JOHN'S" ASI1HSTOS
PA INTO that will keep their color In this elhnnte. Tiles Collar Lights
Tin lt"otltiK und SldliiK. P'nmblnir ilntio reasonably and well.
Hoofs painted and iiindu tlirht by an experienced ltoof
Painter at tho lowest prlro. Allworifiiarunteed.
maury & McClelland
PETERSON & HOMMBIIS
The proprietors of tho Atlantic Hardens have liinuiruratcd 11 scries of
For tho public to bo given 011 Wednesday Saturday and Sunday Afternoons.
Tho muslo will bo of tho hlirhcst character and all the accommodations will be flrsl-clnss.
ramllles and ladles will bo welcomed mid all Improper characters will bo excluded.
They propoo to make these conceits tho very best and tho Atlantis Oardons tho most
popular In tho city.
SIMMANG & HAMPEL'S
Postoffice Exchange Restaurant.
FRESH FIMI OYSTERS SIIRIMr CRABS AM) GA HE
Alwnys on hand and served In llrst-elnss style flood board bv tho day week or month nt
rca-onutilo rates. OPHN DAV AND NKIHT. 3 1Btt
S0ULE & WILLIAMS
PAINTS OILS GLASS ETC.
Sole Agcn8 for the Celebrated Avcrlll Rcadf-Mixcd Paint
Paper Hangings in Every Variety.
272 Commerce Street San Antonio Texas.
jSfOrders by mail promptly attended to.
The nuw term will heirln on Monday tho 2nd
day of April next. Applications for ndiiillou
will ho received from to-day by tho secretary
Mr. N. Tenior.
Parents and Kimrdlnns aro particularly 10-
iiuefted to unto that scholars lor thnglxth or
lowest clues will bo received only at tho bcirlii-
ulujr of thu now term nnd not diirlmr tho
samo. P. (liiooB President.
San Antonio March 10 ldttl.
Tho LIGHT offlco Is tho placo to got tho
best printing for tho least monoy.
LETTER HEADS NOTE HEADS
DILL HEADS STATEMENTS
ENVELOPES GAUDS ETC.
Work Delivered When Promised.
ltemombor thu tluoc205 Commerce etrtet.
Tents are for 8le liy HUOO A SCIIMKLTZKlt.
All work guaranteed. Prices reasonable.
HIRE ME A HALL!
I want to tell about the Boss Paper
The San Antonio Light f
Only 10 Ocnls a Wtvli
SXi Commerce St. - San Antonio Toxas.
Job Printing a Specially.
THE DIRECT LINE
San Antonio Western Texas and
TO Ul VOINTI IN THE
north East West and Sontheast.
an Tuko Tholr Choice of Itoutot
Either vu Taylor and the new
Of via the St. Louis Ieom Mountain Jk Sqdthein
R a.i.Vay Cloie connections at Little Rock for all
Principal Cities in the Southeast
I.- the Union Depot at St Lonli with Exprent
trains In all directions.
Pullman Palace Sleeping Cars
between SAN ANTONIO AUSTIN HOUSTON
nd OALVESTON nd elent Hole Cars between
SAN ANTONIO and ST LOUIS Wlthoat Chen.
BfrFor Tickets Rules &c. spply to ny of the.
Ticket Agents or to
H. P. HUGHES Pass. Agent Houston.
AiVt Gen Fas. Agt. Msrshall.T mas
r. CHANDLER Gen. Pass. Agt. St. Louis Mo.
H. OXIE 34 c Pres. St Louis Ma
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