The San Antonio Light (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 3, Ed. 1, Thursday, April 5, 1883 Page: 2 of 4
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The San Antonio Light.
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rj-Il. P. JOHNSON Is duly authorized to
solicit and collect for Tub San A ntonio Lioiit.
Bub6crlbers not receiving their paper will
pleaso make complaint to him or at tho olllee.
Subscribers are warned not to pay their
subscription except upon piesonuitlon of u
properly receipted bill trom tills olllco.
Entered at postoflleu at San Antonio Toxns
M second-class matter.
TUUUHUAY AI'IIII. 1883.
Down with the dust! The city convicts
should be employed to clean the streets.
The 13th rich American girl of the season
has sworn to love honor and support an exile
of noble lineage. Women never will learn
Twelve wis! men have solemnly declared
that nobody was guilty of the election frauds
in Louisiana. But the manner of impanelling
Ihis jury left no doubt that such would be their
THE Cleveland Herald says a full kit of
bank burglar's tools is worth $3000. Youth-
ful patrons of Monroe and Beadle will when
they hear this decide to follow the beaten
path of noted highwaymen.
BY reason ol the immense press of adver-
tising matter in our columns we have been
compelled lo issue a supplement which will
be the every Saturday feature of the I.IOIIT
until the arrival of our new press. The sup-
plement will be filled with choice and inter-
esting reading matter and only a limited
number of advertisements will be inserted in it.
Female suffragists are as disposed to ways
that are dark and tricks that are vain as the
heathen Chinee. Tkeir latest dodge is to ob-
tain naturalization papers and then claim the
right of voting. Mrs. Sara Ilulpin a widow
from England got her final certificate of
naturalization from a Chicago court a few days
ago and proposes to test in court her
claims to all the rights of citizenship.
Tile champion liar this spring is Edward J.
Courtney who swore in the course of a law
suit in New York that he was never known
by any other name than Courtney and then
was forced to listen to evidence that he had
eight aliases and had served six times in
prison. Such talent is unappreciated in New
York. He ought to hae become a Texas
The only perceptible effect of the tobacco
tax law recently enacted is a diminution of
stocks but fears are entertained that frauds
will be perpetrated in making up rebate
claims. United States officers will endeavor
to prevent them but it Is said facilities
for them are so numerous that the detection ol
all of them will be a matter of impossibility.
Had Congress provided that the act should
take effect some time in August or September
instead of on the 1st of May and allowed no
rebate tobacco dealers would have been
enabled to work off their old stock profitably
while preparing to adjust their business to the
new rule of taxation and the Govcrnmen
would have been saved apprehension of
designs to perpetrate fraud.
The mere fact that a law is In existence
does not deter from the comnvsiion of crimes
knowledge that it will be enforced does.
The dark-skinned people of Monte-
negro are far behind the civilization of th
oge and their laws are scarcely crystallized
yet though every male among them more
than 13 yrsri of age carries weapons and the
gravest degradation which can be infliced on
a man is deprivation of his arms the cer-
tainty of swift punishment for mu'der has the
effect of making personal conflicts and hot-
blooded murders rare. "During nearly three
years I was in the country most of which time
was spent with the army" says a writer in the
New York Evening Post "I never saw a per-
sonal rencontre and only heard of one mur-
der." To us this may be humiliating but it
teaches us that if we wish to attain immunity
from acts of violence we must render our laws
Thirty thousand negroes in the Indian
Territory are a living reproach to the Federal
Government. Years ago they were slaves to
the Indians and when they were freed Gov-
ernment could have easily provided for their
Investment with civil rights but action was
delayed their condition was forgotten and at
present it is presumed Government never
hears of their existence save through the re-
port of some Indian agent the attention of
whom has been mainly devoted to acquiring a
competence by selling goods at four or five
times (heir original value and who cares little
or nothing whether they exist or not. Iiut
something must be done for them. They
have no voice in political elections no stand-
ing in court either as parties to a complaint
or as witness or jurors and their children
are excluded from schools in fact they live
just as they did when they were known as
Governor Ireland is evidently deter-
mined not to let us forget that he will permit
no more encroachment on our State rights
than would his astute predecessor of the corr-
cob pipe when sounding alarm because the
Federal Government elected to be paternal in
the matter of fish shipments and weather re-
ports. Ills determination is shown in his
message vetoing a bill granting to the United
States Government exclusive jurisdiction over
certain property in Dallas exce tin relation to
"the administration of the criminal laws of
the State of Texas and Ihe service of civil
processes by State officers." The Governor
it appears not knowing that Congress re-
quires exclusive jurisdiction over all grounds
it purchases hastily concluded that the bill
contemplated the relinquishment .of some of
the rights believers in the old State rights doc-
trine think Texas possesses. Had he made
appropriate inquiry he would have learned
that before the Government erected the mili-
tary depot in this city or made any like im-
provements elsewhere in the State it required
just such an acknowledgement of authority as
that which he considered a relinquishment of
The death of Peter Cooper will be regretted
by all who ever heard his name. Respected
by the rich loved by the poor he was the
friend of princes and 01 beggars; his charity to
the former he evinced by kindly utterance his
generosity to ihe latter by munificent gifts.
His keen eyes were ever ready to detect fault
but in pointing it out the bitterness of the
Ieson taught was so disguised with cheering
words that the teacher grew a being to be
worshipped Among the laboring classes
Cooper was held as a demi-god; his word was
law and he was veneratid as none other in
this country and few elsewhere. It was but a
few weeks ago that 'he celeb'ated his 92nd
birthday. He was niiing then but he found
strength to bow his time-crowned head and
smile to the 10000 workmen who shouted his
name. He died at 3:10 o'clock yesterday
morning. The immediate cause of his demise
was pneumonia. II remained conscious to
the end and during his last hours he mani-
fested his great interest in the institute which
bears his name and left directions for the con-
tinuation of the various philanthropic works
he had begun. He leaves in the Cooper In-
stitute a substantial monument to his memory
and in the hearts of a people a deep affection
of longer duration than monuments.
TIib Sherman Diamond.
A correspondent of the Philadelphia Press
has inquired as to the fate of the diamonds
that the Khedive gave to Miss Sherman now
Mrs. men. tie says:
The Khedive paid our old wrrior unprece
dented attention And 'o illiminate his liking
lor mm ine ruier 01 cgypi sent me warrior s
daughter diamonds enouch to decorate a
queen's drawing room. What has become of
them T I wilt tell you. They were f ur years
Kept iockcu up in ine custom nouse or some
other lafe place until they became a nuisance
to everybody. Mrs. Fitch could n"t wear
them because they were more showy than any
woman in the United States could produce
and besides they invited thieves and robber?.
Hut above all the Shermans took no pride in
them. The Sherman fimily is not a diamond
family. They are by no means poor but they
hate display and do not care to masquerade
in diamonds. After many years of anxiety
and annoyance the family not knowing what
to do with them the diamonds were sent to
Tiffany. The stones were taken from their
crude Egytian setting and examined. Many
of them were not the gems that they were
taken lor. However Tiffany fixed them up
and they were found to be very valuable-
worth probably $30 000 or more. .General
Sherman has four daughters Miss Uz-ie
Mri. Filch Mrs. Thackara and Miss Ra he).
The diamonds were divided by Tiffi'v
equally among the daughters for sets of soli-
taire ear-rings and four necklets. Nothing so
strong can be said about Ihe simplicity ol Ihe
Sh'eiman family as to record the fact that
none of the Khedive's diamonds have yet
been worn and that they are yet more of a
burden than a pleasure notwithstanding the
fac that they are more beautiful than you will
see in almost any drawing room.
For reasons host known to myself I barotitis
day discontinued tho printing of tho Evening
Unlit for tho Evening Lhrht Printing nnd Pub-
lishing Company and herewith present to tho
good people of San Antonio tho llrst copy of
the "S N ANTONIO MOIIT" which oppoars
under tho proprietorship of Olfford Johnson
Sc Winter and will bo continued In It present
form mid stylo until tho new press nnd ma-
terial which lias been ordered arrives when It
will bo enlarged to a so von column paper nnd
the now management wilt ntnlt time endeavor
to inako It tho best and brightest local paper In
tho city ; frco from all personal bitterness nnd
old tlino grudges with an earnest endeavor to
merit whatever patronago and good will may
bo extended to It by a generous public.
A. W. flirroiiu.
For reasons best known to ourselves wo
liavo this day withdrawn from the Evening
Mght Printing nnd Publishing Company and
wo will not bo responsible for any debts In-
curred hereafter by or In tho name of said
Evening Mght Printing and Publishing Com-
pany. A. W. OlFKOIlI)
T. 11 Johnson.
San Antonio Texas April 2 ItWl.
Tho undersigned hovo this day formed a co-
partnership for tho purposo of conducting n
printing and publishing business In this city
In tho Issuing of tho S.VN ANTONIO MOIIT
under the Arm name Gilford Johnson &
All mall should bo addressed to HAN AN-
TONIO LIGHT San Antonio Texas.
A. W. OlFKOItl)
T. i. Johnson
W. L. WlNTEIt.
Son Antonio April 3 1R83.
All l'ald Up Mubscrlbvr
To tho Evening Mght will rccclvu tho San
Antonio I.hhit until the expiration of thu
tlmo paid and our city agent II. F. JoIukoii
Is authorized to give new receipts to that
effect to tlioso who desho them.
J. C. BREEDING & SON
Hoom No. It up-stalr. In Telephone building
HOUthwest corner of Bolcdad und
PATENT TIN HOOFING PLATES.
Tho bent In use. Manufactured by the Na-
tional Sheet Metal Hooting company Nash-
ville Tennessee. It makes thu host roof and
is very ornainciitnl Tho plates nro of differ-
ent size nnd may bo of uuy grado of tin de-
sired. Expunslon and contraction from heat
und cold docs not effect this rooting. Farmers
can use It as readily ss shingles. It is lire-proof
and ornamental. It la very popular wliero it
lias lioon Introduced Call and sco samplos nnd
tho ugent In thoTclcphoiio building southwest
corner of Soledad and Houston streets room
No. 5. iip-stulrs. J. C. 1IKEED1NO & HON
L. N. WALTIIAI..
WALTHAL & (JALLAGIIAN
ATTORNEYS -AT -LAW
San Antonio Texas.
DEVINE & SMITH
SAN ANTONIO TEXA8
O-Offico : Rooms j and 8 Devine
Building Soledad strut-fa
Will attend to all bnslneu In the lUte and Federal
EDWARD J GALLAGHER
Mason & Builder
31 HOUSTON STREET.
Estimates for dams bridge boiler cisterns
tanks furnaces ovens grates and buildings of
all kinds. Will guaranteo satisfaction. Jolr
R Groos & Co.
BANK EJUS :
and Dealers in Exchange
J. S. Lockwood J. II. Kampmann.
Lockwood & Kampmann
(Successor to Thornton & Lockwood).
Deal In Mexican dollar and bullion. Tel-
egraphic transfer made. Illll on any part of
HuroKj und Mexico.
Ilium St. opp. Monger Hotel
SAN ANTONIO : : : : TEXAS.
Horlet fed by the day week or month. Saddle
hoitci carriages and boggles can be ordered at all
No. 237 Commerce Street
WIU furnlth Wooden and Metallic Burial Caiei and
Catlceti. Hear.t. and Carriages at all time. Offic
open day and night. Telephone connection! wlu
health oPScoi. r-iS-tf
Plumbing and Gas-Fitting
Bath Tubs Water Cfoscts Iron Lead Tile Pipe and
Plumbers Goods of all kinds.
Also JOHNS' ASI1ESTOS ItOOKING-cool durable cheap. JOHNS' ASIIESTOS
l'AlNTS (hat will keentholr enlorln this clltnato. Tiles Cellar Light
Tin ltoollug and Siding. Plumbing dono reasonably and well.
Hoof painted and inado tight by an experienced Hoof
maury & McClelland
PETERSON & SOMMERS
Tho proprietors of tho Atlantic Hardens hnvo Inaugurated n scrlos of
"F1 Pi E E3 CONCERTS!
For tho public to be given on Wodnosday Saturday nnd Sunday Afternoons.
Tho muslo will bo of tho highest character and alt the accommodations will bo llrst-clns.
i-amllies nnd ladles will bo welcomed and all Improper characters will bo excluded.
They prnposo to make theso concert tho very best nnd tho Atlantis Oardcng tho most
popular In tho city.
SIMMANG & HAMPEL'S
Postoffice Exchange Restaurant.
FRESH FISH OYSTUKS SHKIilIP GUAHS AM) (UMti
Alwnys on band and served in llrst-elass style. Oood board by tho day week or mouth nt
reasonable rate. Ol'EN DAY AND NIGHT. aitttf
S0ULE & WILLIAMS
PAINTS OILS GLASS ETC.
Sole Agents for the Celebrated Avcrlll Ready-Mixed Paint.
Paper Hangings in Every Variety.
272 Commerce Street San Antonio Texas.
tWOrders by mail promptly attended to.
ZX Commereo St.
Tho I.IOIIT olllco Is tho placo to (ret tho
best liriiitlnir for thu least money.
LETTER HEADS NOTE HEADS
niMi HEADS STATEMENTS
ENVELOPES CAltDS. ETC.
Work Delivered When Promised.
SAM C. BENNETT
Wholosalo and Retail Dealer In
FUti: WINES LIQUORS
Cifrnrs and Tobacco. Particular attention
Klvon to receiving und selling Wool for my
customers. Btoro on corner of Main plaza and
SAN ANTONIO TEXAS.
JAkE SOMM KltS.
iwoiiiff and Tent Maker.
Tent sire for Hale hj IIUGQ A 8CIIM1CLTZKH
All work cuarswteed. Prices reasonable."
HIRE ME A HALL! f
I want to tell about the lloss Paper
The San Antonio Lioht.
Only 10 Cents a Week.
Han Antonio Texas. I
Job Printing a Specialty.
THE DIRECT LINE
San Antonio Western Texas and
TO ALL rOlNTS IN THK
north East West ana Sontheast.
au Tako Tholr Cliolco of lloute
Either via Taylor and the new
0 via the Sr. Lotus Iron Moontain A Soothuh
Ra.ikat. CIoe connections at Little Rock for all
Princlpnl Cities In the Southeast.
In the Union Depot at Si. Louis with Expreu
train. In all directions.
Pullman Palace Sleeping Cars
b't7AeJ3jyiT0NI0' AUSTIN HOttRTON.
and GALVESTON and elegant Hotel Can hitw..
SAN ANTONIO anU ST. LOUIS WUhoMCkanje !
Tiffi.SoMo' RM"' &C" 0 "
H. P. HUGHES Pa. Ajent Hou.too
A.s't Gen Pat.. Agt. Mar.hall'i;tlra
Y. CHANDLER Gen. Pan. Ajt. St. Lonl Mo.
U. OXIE j4 ' Pm.( st K.la Ma
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