The San Antonio Light (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 5, Ed. 1, Saturday, April 7, 1883 Page: 2 of 8
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The San Antonio Light.
pnnLiaiiKD daily (except Sunday) at
210 EAST COMMENCE 8TUEKT.
Delivered by carrier throughout tho city
iy nowBboys at
Subscription Per Year 85 In Advnnco
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per ?quai" each Insertion. Elirl.t lines orloss
Ucadlnv n.attor local column. 20 cents per
lino Trst inlortlon iuiJ 5 cents after tlrst week
l'or month 3J centsu lino.
Advorttwis curtu'llnir the term for which
thoy have contracted will pay retfular nites i for
that ttmo during which their advertUcmont
remains In tho paper
LEO AIi ADVERTISEMENTS $1.00 per inch
for first Insertion "5 cento for euch subsequent
TRUSTER'S SALES. $10U per inch lor
first insertion. bikI 25 cents per Inch for each
subsequent Insertion. Trustees sales ordered
for weokly charged same as U'kuI advertise-
ments. tS-Homo advertising payable on first of each
mbuth. Transient iidvertWntr i .iiyju ll o 1 1 n0-
vaneo. Only metal cuts printed for whioh an
extra charite of 60 per cent. Is made.
O-n. F JOHNSON' is duly outhorlzed to
solicit and collect for The SAN ANTONIO Uoiit.
Bubscrlbers not receiving their inipor will
ploaso make complaint to him or at tho office.
Subscribers aro warned not to pay their
subscription except upon presentation of a
properly rocolptod bill from this ofllco.
Knterod at postofllco at San Antonio Texas
u socond-clasa mutter.
SATUHDAY Al'KII. 7 1883.
The selection of Captain Joe Sheely as an
officer of the State Rangers is a deserved
compliment to a brave intelligent man.
Free competition is the best means of reg-
ulating railroads. So vast is the difference
between its effects and thole produced by leg-
islation that they scarce permit comparison.
Salmi Morse will have to go to Jerusalem
to produce his Passion Play if all the authori-
ties maintain the attitude of the New York
Legislature which body has passed a bill to
prohibit its production.
The new nickel was designed to perpetuate
the memory of the inventors and if the gild-
ing and passing of it does not cease growing
more general the penitentiary will soon be
full of living monuments to their greatness.
Conkuno has company another man has
discovered that the President's policy suits
nobody. But when Conkling learns that it is
Schurr his aristocratic nose may be turned
skyward from th; political bejgar and Pcck-
sniffian reformer of the Hayes regime.
Colonel Ricard O'Sullivan Burke who
will deliver an address at the Casino this
evening has an opportunity to disclaim for
the mass of Irish-Americans the incendiary
purposes of such men as O'Donovan Rossa
and il he can truthfully do so should hasten
to do it.
The people look to Governor Ireland for
a humane and economical management of the
penitentiaries. Should he be recreant to his
trust or prove his incapacity for grasping
such a subject he may never hope for fur'her
honors from even such a queer conglomera-
tion of crime and stupidity as the Democratic
party of Texas.
Congressional Record is applied to the
alleged volume of reports of the proceedings
jf Congress is a miinomer. The name should
be Congressional Fraud. The volume is gen-
erally nothing but a compilation of dull
speeches of enormous length not a syllable of
which was ever uttered in Congress and of
short speeches from which all that was
worthy of perpetuation had been eliminated to
prevent Congressional constituencies fiom en-
tertaining a bad opinion of their representa-
tives. The Record needs reforming.
The Civil Service Reform commissioners
announce that they will discriminate against
women. In so doing they overstep their
authority. The civil service law does not so
discriminate and they were appointed to carry
out that l.w not to amend it or to abolish any
of its provisions. Furthermore il they can
discriminate against persons on account of sex
they can do so on account of color nationality
or anything else and they have given us no as-
surance that they will not. The very first action
of the commission is an inexcusable blunder.
What will became of the 3000 children
thrown out ol emplyment by the enforce-
ment of the Indiana law prohibiting the em-
ployment of persons under 14 years of age?
is the question which presents itself in In-
diana It would seem that a government
which makes use of Us power to take away
employment when It does so should take ad
vantage of its privilige to provide a living lor
the persons so deprived. Perhaps this thought
has not occurred to the Indiana statesmen.
A Conclusion at which medical authorities
have unanimously arrived is that sswers
should not be ventilated by street gratings
but only by pipes reaching above the houses
so that the gases may mingle with the lighter
strata of the atmosphere. As to this as to all
other original propositions the only wonder
we xclaim is that It was not made long ago.
The simplicity of the means suggested to pre
vent gases from mingling with the atmosphere
we breathe is as patent as the injurious effects
of the present sewerage system. The only
objection which may be reasonably urged Is
that the piping will be unsightly but that may
be oyercome by comparison with the numer-
ous telegraph and telephone poles to be found
in every large city.
The result of the Siftings investigation can
only be conjectured but it will probably be
the whitewashing of everybody concerned.
Such investigations are seldom productive of
any benefit and there stems no reason for be-
lief that th's one will prove an exception to
the rule. In the first place the charges pre-
ferred by Siftings were vague and failed to
identify the members of the Legislature it
would have us believe it intended to brand as
corrupt for having accepted bribes of the pen-
itentiary lessees; and in the second even if
the Legislature ascertained the names of its
members to whom Sidings referred its mission
would then have ended and unless the mem
bers identified elected to institute legal pro
ceedings the blame for whatever wrong
done would not be attached with certainty.
The capacity of the ordinary young lady
for ice cream is alarming not alone to the im
pecunious young man who may for the nonce
be a victim to her blandishments but also to
the impartial observationlst taught in his
childhood to consider temperance a virtue
and to abhor aught that partakes of gluttony.
But where moderation ends and intemperance
begins is a problem difficult of solution. Phy-
sicians who have been approached on the sub
ject declare that "one may eat ice-cream till
satisfied and if longer will have colic or
some similar illness" but none ventures an
opinion as to the quantity one may eat with
impunity. This of course Is regulated by
individual abilities. But the guardians of our
health should establish for us a standard in
order that we may not be compelled to suffer
all the torture attendant on apprehension that
some angelic creature fair to us as an Houri
will sicken and die a martyr to a desire to
keep pace with others of her sex in assisting
to replenish the depleted exchequer of a
church or a Sunday school or other society.
It is at social gatherings of church members
for charitable purpose that the ice-cream
fanatic exhibits her abilities. Elsewhere she
would toy with a saucer of cream for half an
hour affect an indifferance as to whether she
ever ate anything or not and lead us to believe
that her mind was occupied by things less
ea'thly ; but here her desire to distance all
competitors becomes a mania she cleans out
saucer after saucer as fast as brought
So intent is she on her labor for labor it
becomes that she seldom speaks when cream
is before her but reserves her fascinating
powers of speech for the hapless youth she
knows will soon appear to lake the place of
the one then undrr her sway. We protest
against this sacrifice and appeal to the clergy
to denounce it from the pulpit. Wc call on
Parson Young particularly whose church has
furnished most of the "ice cream socials" of
the season and trust that he will not refuse to
grant our request. At one of the assemblages
of Parson Young's congregation two vera-
cious reporters inform us a young lady had
eaten nine large plates of ice cream and was
beginning on the tenth when they horrified
quitted the scene. My how they must havs
suffered when the crowd had dispersed and
the fun was all over!
To llj Friends And Enemies.
For reasons treat known to myself I liavothla
lay illscontlliuod the printing of tho Evening
Llifht lor tho Evenlnir Light PrlutlnK and Pub
lishing Company and herewith present to tho
trood pcoplo of Ban Antonio tho first copy of
tho "S N ANTONIO LIGHT" which appoara
under tho proprietorship of Gilford Johnson
& Winter nnd will bo continued in Its pa-sent
form nnd Btyio until tho new press and ma-
terial which has beep ordered arrives when It
will bo enlarged to n eoven column paper nnd
tho new management will nt nil tlmos ondeuvor
to mako It tho best nnd brightest locnl paper In
tho city j frco from all personal bitterness nnd
old time grudges with mi earnest endeavor to
merit whntover patronage and good will mny
bo extended to It by n generous public.
A. W. (lirvoni).
For reasons best known to ourselves wc
hnvo this day withdrawn from tho Evening
lirlit Prlutlno; and Publishing Company and
wo will not bo l-csponjiblo for uny debts In-
curred horaif tor by or In tho nnmoof eald
livening J.igiii mining nuu rmiusniiig 10111-
puny. A. w uiFroiin
Sun Antonio Texas April 3 1SS1.
Tho undersigned hnvo this day formed n co
partnership for thopurposo of conducting n
printing nnd publishing business in this city
n tho issuing of tho SAN ANTONIO LIU I IT
under the firm name (Jllfoid Johnson &
All mull should bo addressed to SAN AN
TONIO I.IUHT..S1K1 A11t01.li) Texas.
A. Vt . UIFIOUII
T. II. JOHNSON
W. L. WlNTEll.
Sun Antonio. April 3. 1883.
All l'n III Up Hubscrlbers
To tho Evening Light will rocclvo tho SAN
Antonio I.kiiit until thu expiration of tho
time paid und our city agent 11. F. Johnton
Is authorized to give now receipts to that
effect to those who dcslru them.
C. BREEDING & SON
Boom No. 5. upstairs In Telephono building
souuiwcfll corner 01 doicuiiu nuu
PATENT TIN ItOOFINO PLATES.
Tin !.. in hum. Mnnufiiutured bv tho Na
tional Bhect Metal Hooting company Nash-
ville Tennessee. It makes tho best roof uud
Is very ornamental. Tho plntosnro of differ-
ent sizes nnd may bo or any gmdo nf tin .de-
sired. Expansion nnd contraction from heat
nnd cold docs not effect this rooting. Farmers
can uso it 11s readily ns shingles. It Is llro-proqf
and ornnmcntnl. It la very popular whero It
has been Introduced uw uuu nco samples nuu
thu nirent In tho Telephono building southwest
corner of Bolednd and Houston streets room
No. fi. up-stalrs. J. c. uhkuihnu i'sun
;j 13.un Arcuuui'iB.
City Collector's Ofllce.
Ban Antonio April it 1KO.-A11 parties
entitled to water lor Irrigation purposes are
lieieuy iiouneu 10 cuiuo lorwnru anu pay inei
water tax forthwith. F. O. IlAiircisEN
6t City Collector.
Important for Iliudiiesi fllen.
Mr. Caleb Muule.ngcnt and uttornoy for tho
collection or accounts charges oniv lu percent
upon goon paper mnur mies eciuuny reusonn
PIO. NOCIll.rgo 111MUHH coiiccuouh urn 11
A trinl lit resneotfully solicited. Oood n
enren irlvcn Ir reiiiilred. Olllcn nt Dr. (1. V.
Young's southeast corner nf Main plaza. 3-lm
ltd (Hood lino
sW Note It.
Mr. Piitk Doe manufacturing Joweler and
miL-mirr. bus tiikcn part of the storontL'll
Commerce street whero ho will carry 011 the
hu-dncss nt 11 manufacturing nnd repairing
Imveler. Difficult work and lino enirnivlnu- a
gH'Clalty. Trade work from all parts of tho
hlulo sqnciiou nnu siiiisiaciion guarnntecu.
I'urk Doe "11 Commerce street Sun Antonio
Our customer and all dealers In Bhect imislo
nnd music hooks nru respecnuiiy inrormcd
that wo hnvo been appointed solo ugintx li
Texan for ii'l publications of H. Ilrannrds' foil
(Cleveland nnd Chicago) nnd nrc-'pre pared to
furnish tho Undo and pro esslonnls with goods
nt. KHBten. uncos u lr stock is noon to Do 11-
cri'ssrd by tho addition of 1000 pieces of sheet
music and n 1 1111 nuu or musio uooxe not now
Ihlmnurket. PrlcvsonniMillcatlon. Ourmann
organs and general merchandise llnt-olars
Tuning and repairing uy a ursi-ciass workman
Alamo Memo Housic.
Commerce street Sim Antonio
Plumbing and Gas-Fitting
Bath Tubs Water Closets Iron Lead Tile. Pipe and
Plumbers' Goods of all kinds.
Also. JOHNS' ASI1CSTOS ItOOFINO-cool durable cheap. JOHNS' ASIIESTOS
Palnterat tho lowest prleo. All work guaranteed.
1'AINTH that will keen tholr color In this cllmnto.
mm. nir una iiiuir. I'luiun nir aonu reusu
Hoofs painted nnd mndo tight by nil experienced Hoof
lies. Cellar Llirl.to.
Plumbing done reasonably nnd well.
maury & McClelland.
PETERSON & SOMMERSi
Tho proprietors of tho Atlantic. Gordons liavo Inaugurated n sorlos of
For tho public to bo given on Wednesday Saturday and Sunday Afternoons.
Tho music will bo of tho highest character nnd nil the accommodations will be drst-clnss.
l'limllles nnd ladles will bo welcomed and all Improper character will bo excluded.
Thcv nrnnnfto to tm.kn thesn concerts ihn verv best nnd tho Atlantis (lurdens tho moHt
popular In tho city.
SIMMANG & HAMPBL'S
Postoffice Exchange Restaurant.
FKESII FISH OYSTERS SIIKIilIP C II A IIS AM) GAiUE
Always on hand nnd served in (lrst-cliiss style
roUHonublo rates. OPEN DAY AND NK1HT.
Oood board by tho dny week or mouth nt
L. N. WALTHAL.
WALTHAL & CALLAtiHAN
ATTORNEYS -AT -LAW
San Antonio Texas.
Oillco: Dwver building southeust corner
T. . Dxvinm. W. S. Smith.
DEVINE & SMITH
SAN ANTONIO TEXAS
CBOQci Room 7 and 8 Devica
ncllding Salsdad trr-Ca
SOULE & WILLIAMS
PAINTS OILS GLASS ETC.
Solo Agents Tor tho Celebrated Arcrlll Heady-Mixed Paint.
Paper Hangings in Every Variety.
272 Commerce Street San Antonio Texas.
J". JH.. PieiosciorTDii
uid Tenl Maker
Oar Tents are for Halo by HUGO A SGHMKLTZKlt.
JfiyOrders by mall promptly attended to. All work guaranteed. Prices reasonable."
HIRE ME A HALL! j
I want to tell about the Doss Paper
The San Antonio Light. I
Only 10 Cents a Week. I
23. Coinmerco St. - Fun Antonio Texan. I
EDWARD J. GALLAGHER
Mason & Builder
J31 HOUSTON STREET.
Estimates for dams bridges boilers cisterns.
tanks furnaces ovens urates and bulldlnirs of
all kinds. Will guarantee satisfaction. Job-
nini' KTnrrir tirpnnwr in --IV
F. Groos & Co.
aiid Dealers in Exchange
SAN ANTONIO - - - TEXAS:
J. S. Lookwood J. II. Kampmann.
Lockwood & Kampmann
(Successors to Thornton & Lockwood).
Deal In Mexican dollars nnd bullion. Tel
eirraplilo transfers inndu. Hills on any pnrlof
Ilium St. opp. Menger Hotel
SAN ANTONIO : : : : TEXAS
Horiei led bv tho dar. week or month. Saddlt
horses carriages and boggles can be ordered at all
No. 237 Commerce Street
Will furnish Wooden and Metallic Burial Cases )
Catkets Hearses and Carriages at all times Orac
open day and night Tolrphoaet
Fine Job Printing a Specially.
The I.IflHT oillco Is tho plnco to ct tho
best Printline for tho least money.
fiiis W01 k is a Specialty !
IiETTEIt UKAPS NOTB HUADS
IIIMi HUADS BTATI5.MENT0
KNVi:i.OPE8 CA11DS. UTC.
Work Delivered AVheu Promised.
SAM C. BENNETT
Wholesale and Hotull Dealor In
FINE WINES LIQUORS
Rlirnra nnd Tobacco. Particular attention
Klven to rcculvlnff und selllnir Wool for my
oustomors. Storo on corner of Main plaza and
BAN AHTOIUQ TEXAS
THE DIRECT LINE
Sau Antonio Western Texas and
TO ALL FOIHTS IN THIS
Horth East West anil Southeast.
an Tiiko Tliolr Choice; of Konto s
Either via Taylor and the new
Of tlatho St. Louis I ion Mountain ft South Kan
Ra.lwat. Close connections at Little Rock for all
Priuripal Cities lu the Southeast.
In the Union Depot at St Lonli with Express
trains In all directions
Pullman Palace Sleeping Cars
between SAN ANTONIO AUSTIN HOUSTON
and GALVESTON and elegant Hotel Carshetween
SAN ANTONIO and ST. LOUIS WlthoutChanga.
nrKor Tickets Rates &c apply to any of th.
Ticket Agents or to '
It. P. HUGHES Pass. Agent Houston
Ass't Gen Pass. Agt. Marshall.Texaa.
Y. CHANDLER Gen Pass. Agt. St. Louis Mo
H. OJUK id ci Pros. St Lonli. Uj
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