The San Antonio Light (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 4, Ed. 1, Friday, April 6, 1883 Page: 2 of 4
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plcoso mako complaint to him ornt the olllco.
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as second-class matter.
KltlDAY AI'IIII. 0 1883
The Express has anew local editor a Mr.
Lester and a rattling good man he is.
The blushes of Sprint: are excusable. Arv
oilier young lady would feel quite embaratsed
If found sitting in the lap of Winter at this late
Mayor French goes to San Francisco on
the 15th. This is his first' absence in eight
years and we trust he will have as he de-
serves a happy visit and a safe return.
We give the word of warning in time to our
good friends in authority: Set to work on
the big job of cleaning the city. Death will
reap a rich harvest this summer if you do not
Therk is more building going on in San
Antonio than in any city of its size in the
Union. Wages lor labor are at the maximum
price and yet the town is full of able bodied
men seekirg petty offices.
A Washington corn sp-indent alleges that
Conkling is displeased with Atthur but as
Conkling wai never pleased with any one of
Ihe male gender except himself the statement
will not cause a political revolution.
Wb ark thankful our home monopolists do
not vie wilh those of Philadelphia. There
the gas monopoly has demoralized its own
officers who not satisfied with robbing
the public haverobbed its own stockholders.
The American hog sutvives llismarck's in-
sults. indeed has gained icnewed vigor and
hereafter will be permitted to grunt about the
Agricultural Bureau to which he has been as-
signed as the effect of the lively interest exci-
ted in him by the foreign policy in discrimina-
tion against him.
The petition from physicians for a law to
regulate the sale of poisonous medicine should
be granted without hesitation. The necessity
for a law on the subject is apparent to every-
body and there is no need of the L'gisls'.ure's
wisting valuable time as it usually does in
similar cases talking on it.
Great inconvenience is occasioned by the
sudden turning off of the city water supply.
In many instances as was the case yesterday
no notification of Ihe action is given nd most
persons only learn of il when they vainly turn
the faucets of hydrants. If the water must be
turned off the public shculd be notified several
hours in advance.
The St. Louis Evening Chronicle s'S
"San Antonio's leading hotel the Maverick
has substituted Caucasians for colored wait-
ers and now the only means of distinguishing
them from the Texan gentleman is the steel-
pen coat " The Chronicle is "a little pre-
vious" for the claw-hammer has not yet been
adopted in Texas hotels.
The Black Hand confederat'on in Spain is
daily receiving accessions to its rankr. In
Andalusia alone according to press tele-
graphic reports it ha 13 different centers
and 38000 members. Other anarch! t con-
federations are growing stronger steadi'y and
more demonstrativeandit seems that the hou
for the solution of the social problem may not
bo far distant.
mm. NKWCUMU'S CLAIMS.
The Times ot yesterday publishes an inter
view with Mr. Newcomb wherein he states
that he owned ft half-interest in this establish
ment and that it hsd been stolen from him
and hints about future litigation. So far as
his interest in the San Antonio Light is con-
cerned that is simply in his imagination and
as regards a law suit Mr. Newcomb is far too
wise a man to undertake to establish any real
or supposed claim in that manner. He has
simply been beaten at his own game and his
own tactics turned to his disadvantage. The
Light is a fixture in the city and we are
quite anxious to have a lfgal examination of
any title or other interest he Imagine! he has
in it and in the meantime we will take care
of our own; and also any interest he may pre-
sume to have and whenever he establishes
his claims he can rest assured that his
property can be found ready for delivery.
Ingratitude is one of the worst traits of indi-
vidual character. And it sometimes happens
that men who have been fostered and helped
along imagine that the property of their ben-
efactor is really their own. And when our
most worthy Postmaster succeeds in establish-
ing any claim or interest in this establishment
he will have to answer some very leading
questions as to whose credit established the
paper and bought type presses nnd material
and assumed all the obligations and kept it
up through the days of its infancy. We
opine that he will fi mI it very difficult to an-
swer anything of the kind and that is why
we repeat that when he establishes any claim
it will be ready for him!
TIIK I.AHOK HKFOItM SIDK.
The laboring classes the world over are
dissatisfied and ready for any action which
may better their condi ion. One claim they
set forth worthy of consideration is that the
foundation of the present industrial system of
the world is a vast proletariat wage class not
far removed from slaves and that the system
in working constantly occasions enormous in-
crease to the class. They who compose it
they claim own neither house nor land nor
estate nor can they if they would. A meagre
living only is theirs. Their interest in society
diminishes as the wants they cannot satisfy
increase. They can vote but that is all.
The question presents itself can the He-
public endure a vast proletariat class and
industrial kings? The labor reform advocates
say it cannot and urge the destruction of both
classes together. This can be effected by
furnishing the proletariat with a sure
and permanent possession in the material
wealth which is the source of their
living and by making their former masters re
sponsible to them. This transformation is as
strongly urged by the proletariats as it is frantic
ally opposed by the industrial kings and it is
im ossible to determine which is the stronger
the former in their numbers or the latter in
their pecuniary resources.
" The Republic" says Jesse Jones a pro-
lific magazine writer on such subjects " can
live only as it is composed of independent
citizens." Continuing he says :
Citizens can bo indcpenilcntniily ns thoy hold
their llvlniruud thu minus of ircttinirthatllvlnif
in their own power. Nut riches but freedom
Is tlio lilo or the ltepiiblic. A nation can live
in cabins nnd bon lio-i unil mighty Republic
A nation ofslavos can llvo In paluo s. Home
iliil but it could not pmtft'ii n ltepublic; and a
nation tho ciilet part of whose citizens hold
thuir llvluif at tho mercy or 11 few Is u nutloii
of slaves. Today tho niiiuiiulnir classes nro
driving tho A11101 lean nation down that awful
decent aloni' which Itomo pltitiKCd Into tlio
midnight (il t no Dark Aires; they nro chnnln
the Ainur'eim peoplo into 11 nation of slaves:
for they uio workinir u system with all their
euervv nnd iiiulnta'nliiff tliut system by every
ilovlcu whluli Ij continually putting tho living
of more and mora of tho people. nt tho mercy
of 1111 Irrcsi onslblo low. Thus it In that the
inaiiiiiriiig classes are working to kill tho Ito-
publie. After all this comes the most critical ques-
tion of the day. Must the thrones of the in-
dustrial kings be destroyed to give life to the
Republic T The laboring classes assert in
the affirmative. "From this" says Jones
"there is no escape." Granting it let us con'
sider : When the managing classes see be-
fore them the dread alternative of submitting
to the destruction of their thrones to save the
Republic or the destruction of the Republic
to save their thrones what will they do t The
reply must necessarily be an opinion predica-
te.! on historical events. Let us see : The
alternative was presented In the South once
before when civil strife was brewing and the
managing classes there rose to a man to prop
their thrones though by so doing they would
have to raze the Republic. Will the cotton-
1 mill kings be more patrio'ic than the cotton-
field kings t Will they be willing to sacrifice
I their own interests for the general welfare ?
I Will the railroad monarchs and the hundreds
. of other plutocratic representatives of the
! managing clases consent to yield some of
1 their power to retard national disintegration T
Never before has a chss of men peacefully
j so yielded and the labor ref rmcrs declare
this class will yield but to fire and the sword.
I The philanthropists who howled dismally
I that poor Ln was being swept from the face of
I the earth wilt be gratified with the knowledge
that he is increasing rapidly and obeying the
scriptural injunction regarding multiplication
and replenishment. But even philanthropists
if they lived on the border Would gaze less
lovingly and appreheii'ivcly at their scalp
locks if they were aware that only clvillz- d
Innians remained to r mind J. Fenimi re
Coopc's cons'itit.-ncy of the characters upon
which he drew lor his romances.
For reasons ticst known to myself I linvo this
day discontinued the printing of tho Evening
Unlit for tho Evening Light Printing nnd Pub
lishing Compnny nnd hcrowltli present to tho
good peoplo of Sun Antonio tho llrst copy of
tho "8 N ANTONIO LIUIIT" which appours
under tho proprietorship of Gilford Johnson
& Winter nnd will bo continued In Its present
form nnd stylo until tho new press nnd ma
terial which hns been ordered nrrlves when It
will bo enlarged to n soven column payer and
the now mnungement will nt ull tlmos endeavor
to uiuko It the best and brightest local paper In
the city; frco from nil iiersoniil bitterness nnd
old timo grudges with mi earnest endeavor to
merit wlmtover patronage nnd (rood will may
be extended to It bv a gonerous public.
A. W. Oll KOIIl).
For reasons best known to ourselves wo
havo this day withdrawn from tho Evening
Light Prlntingand Publishing Company and
wo will not bo responsible for liny debts In-
curred hereafter by or In tho name of enld
Evening Light Printing nnd Publishing Com-
pany. A. W. (Jiminn
T. II Johnson.
Sun Antonio Texas Aprils 18S1.
Tho iindcrslifiicd havo this day formed n co-
partnership fur the purpose of conducting a
printing nnd publishing business In this city
In the Issuing or tho SAN ANTONIO LIUIIT
under the llrni name Gilford Johnson &
All mall should bo mid vessel to SAN AN-
TONIO LIUIIT San Antonio. Texas.
A. W. (lirt-oilli
T. II. Johnson
San Antonio Apillil 18KJ.
All l'nld ll Subscribe
To tho Evening Light will receive the SAN
Antonio I.ioiit until the uxpinttion of the
timo pnld nnd our city ngent II. F. Johnson
Is authorized to give new receipts to that
effect to those who desire them.
J. C. BREEDING & SON
Room No. 5 up-stnlrs. In Tclcphono building
southwest corner of Soledud nnd
PATENT TIN ROOFINO TLATES.
Tho best ln uso. Manufactured by tho Nn-
tloiml Sheet .Metal Hooting company Nnsh-
ville Tennessee. It makes tho best rool nnd
la very ornamental. Tho plates uro of dlller-
ent sizes and may bo of any gi-ailo or tin de-
sired. Expansion nnd contraction from lieu
and cold does not circt this rooting runners
can Mso It as readily ps shingles. It Is lire-proof
and ornamental. It Is very popular where It
hns Ix'cn Introduced Cull and see samples and
tho agent in tho Tclcphono building southwest
corner of Soledad nnd Houston street room
No. 5. up-stnlrs. J. U. HUEEUINO & SON.
11-13-1 in Architects.
I.. N. WAI.THAI..
WALTIIAL & CALLAGHAN
ATTORNEYS -AT -LAW
San Antonio Texas.
Olllco; Dwycr building southeast cornor
DEVINE & SMITH
SAN ANTONIO TKXAB
J-0ffic : Rooms j and 8 Devme
Ualldlnc Soledad trel-3
Will ttend to all bntlneu la ths 1UI0 and Fcd'.ral
euwaru j ;allaiii:ii
Mason & Builder
G31 HOUSTON STttUET.
Estimates for dnms bridges boilers clstorns
tanks furnaces ovens grutes and buildings ol
nil kinds. Will gunruntoe satisfaction. Job-
hini' utrlrtlv Itmd.'l tn. Tt.TK-lv
F. Groos & Co.
aiid Dealers in Exchange
J. 8. Lookwood J. II. Kampmaun.
Lockwood & Kampmaun
(Successors to Thornton & Lockwood).
Deal In Mexican dollnrp nnd bullion. Tel-
egraphic tmnsfora made. Hills on any part of
Europe und Mexico.
Blum St. opp. Menger Hotel
SAN ANTONIO : : : : TEXAS
Horses fed hy the day week or month. Saddlt
hones carrisget snd buggies can be ordered at all
No 337 Commerce Street
I Will furnUh Wooden and Metallic Burial Casei and
Cadieti. Hea'iei aod Carriages at all timet Offico
open day and nlgbt. Telipnom connections wl
bcnltli oftcci fiMf
Plumbing and Gas-Fitting
Hath Tubs Water Closets Iron Lead Tile Pipe and
Plumbers' Goods of all kinds.
Also JOHNS' .ASIIKSTOS UOOFINO-cool durable ehenp. JOHNS' ASIIEST08
l'AINTS that will keep their color tn this climate. Tiles Cellar Lights
Tin Itnollng nnd Hiding l'linnlilng dono reasonably and well.
Hoota painted and made tight by mi experienced Hoof
l'alntornt tho lowest prieo. All work guaranteed.
maury & McClelland
PETERSON & SOMMERS
Tho proprietors of tho Atlantic Gardens havo liinttguratcifn scries of
Tor tho public to bo given on Wednesday Saturday nnd Sunday Afternoons.
Thomuslo will bo of tho highest character and nil the accommodations will bo flrst-clnss.
I'linillles und Indies will bo welcomed and nil Improper ehnnictorn will bo excluded.
I hoy propose to mako theso coneorts tho very best nnd tho Atlantis Ourdons tho most
popular In ttio city.
1'UANZ SIMM A NO.
SIMMANG & HAMPBL'S
Postoffice Exchange Restaurant.
FRESH FISH 0YSTKRS SHRIMP CRARS AM) GANG
Atwnys on hand nnd served In first-class style Oood board by tho day week or month nt
reasonable rates. Ol'KN DAY AND NIOIIT. II 1U tf
SOULE & WILLIAMS
PAINTS OILS GLASS ETC.
Solo Agents for tlio Celebrated Arcrlll Ready-Mixed Paint.
Paper Hangings in Every Variety.
272 Commerce Street
MaVOrders by mall promptly attended to.
THE BEST !
Tho LKIIIT olllco Is tho placo to ifet tho
best printing for tho least money.
Funs Wml is a Specially I
LRTTKll 1IUADS NOTK HEADS
HILL HEADS STATEMENTS
ENVELOPES CAltDS. UTO.
AVork Delivered When Promised
SAM C. BENNETT
Wholcsalo nnd ltetall Doalcr In
FINE WINES LIQUORS
Cigars nnd Tobacco. Particular attention
given to roeciviiiK anil selllmr Wool for my
oustomors. Btoro on oornor ot Main plaza and
BAN AHWQNXO TOHXAS;
San Antonio Texas.
Tents nro forHitle by HUGO Jb SU1I11KLTZKK.
All work guaranteed. Prices reasonable.-!
HIRE EWE A HALL! f
I want to tell about the Uoss Paper I
The San Antonio Light. J
Only 10 Cents a Week. f
2l Commerce St.. - Pan Antonio Toxa.
Job Printing a Specially.
THE BIKECT LINE
San Antonio Western Texas and
TO ALL JOINTS IN THS
Harth East West and Sonthoast.
- IS VIA. THS
on Take Tliolr Clwilco of Kotito t
Either via Taylor and the new
0 via Ibo St. I.001S Iron Moontajh & SooTinre
Ka.lwav. Clote connections at Little Rock for all
Frlnrlpal ntles in tho Southeast.
In Ilia Union Depot at St. Lonls with Expreit
trains In nil directions.
Pullman Palace Sleeping Cars
between SAN ANTONIO. AUSTIN liniKmN
and OALVESTON and eleiM Hotel clSh..!?.
SAN ANTONIO ndST?LOuis"wUhCou7chi"
riTJ&VtiVti Kal"' &c- app 10 f
H. P. HUGHES Pan. Agent Houston.
Au't Gen Paw. Agt. Manhall.T; uu.
t. CHANDLER Gen. Paw. Agt. St. Louis Mo.
U OXIEjd c Pres. 51 LbU Mg
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