The San Antonio Light (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 6, Ed. 1, Monday, April 9, 1883 Page: 2 of 4
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MONDAY Al'KII 1883.
The order of things has been reversed in
New York by the entering of suit against
Rebecca McLean for breach of promise to a
Prussian named Darwick damages being laid
"San Antonio" says the Houston Post
"it very anxious for a first-class hotel and
good boarding house. There is not a better
opening for this class of businsss in the entire
Tub shapowy outlines of the Guiteau skelc'
ton once more appear: Scovilie ts writing a
book. The paralyzing news comes from
Washington and is supplemented with the
statement that the work is to be inflicted on
us this summer.
Democratic leaders advocate the election
of Randall to the Speakership of the House
because he has assured them lie will see that
the tariff question is left where it is. They
are aware apparently that the conduct of
Democracy regarding the tariff has worked
much injury to itself and that any further
action cannot fail to show the fallacy of its
claims and to hasten its disintegration.
The California Legislature recognizes the
value of the si'.k industry. It has given $7500
to the Ladies' Silk association of that State
and established a bureau for the collection
and dissemination of intelligence regarding
silk culture. The example it has set may be
followed by Texas with good results. In
some portions of our State we have all the
advantages of soil and climate to which Cali-
fornia can lay claim and with proper encour-
agement we may make the silk industry one
of our principal sources of income.
A year ago the State ceded 3000000 acres
of land to a syndicate in consideration for the
erection of a State capitol to cost $1500000.
To-day we are told a London syndicate
contemplates the purchase of the land for
$10000000 six and one-fifth times the
amount at which the capitol is valued. Is
there a similar example of financiering any-
where in history? How grateful we should
be to our Democratic Legislature for relieving
us of the care of the $8503000 worth of land
which the capitol syndicate consider their pro-
fit! One of the queerest things of the day is the
shape the prohibition movement has assumed
In Georgia. Not long ago the Legislature of
that State passed a law allowing every county
to vote no license. Since then a large number
of counties notorious on account of disturb-
ances have adopted prohibition by enormous
majorities while the quiet and orderly counties
have manifested little interest in the matter.
Were our information to end here we might
think the adoption of the prohibitory law was
the result of combined efforts on the part of
good citizens determined to put a stop to the
otfensive conduct of the neighbors to whom
their county was indebted for its bad reputa-
tion but it appears that a sudden revulsion f
feeling has occurred among men long nottd
for being hard drinkers and that the law was
carried by their votes. The cause of their
sudden conversion is a mystery.
THK WORLD'S WAIL OV SOItROW.
Life perhaps we value not so much for
what it is as for what in our drluded fancy 1
is going to be.
"Hope sprinjrs uteriml In tho human breast i
Man never Is but nhruys to bo blest."
Bossuet one of the greatest of French ora
tors compared the happy moments in life to
nails driven here and there in a blank wall
Spread nut over the wall they make a great
show but gathered together Ihey scarce fill the
Every one at times has joy so pure that no
taint of evil can be attributed to it but such
joys are few and of brief duration. The pessi
mist has much to sustain him. From th
dawn through the sunlight and the dusk till
the night of life the misery overbalances th
happiness it odor's and it is one continuous
struggle against hunger cold disease disap'
pointmcnt grief and sorrow.
Hut for the hope of happiness in Ihe future
few of us would care to live in the present. If
our estimate of the desirability of prolonged
existence would undergo considerable change
if not disipation. That we who call ourselves
happy are but deluding ourselves is shown by
the eagerness with which we search for new
forms of happiness our very search for
which demonstrates our dissatisfaction with
that which we have.
Religion social reform scientific enliglit
mcnt these and other methods are proposed
as an efficient remedy for the ills of life ; but
no one religious enthusiast philosopher or
scientist asserts the end desired has been
attained. Their propositions are singularly
variant with logic. We argue that what always
has been always will be and it seems absurd
that (ire will cease to burn ice to be cold an
empty stomach to be disagreeable even
though such things arc promised us with th
millcnium of science the millenium of social
reform the millenium of religion in a word
of Utopia. Thus far science has failed in the
effort of achievement; so has social reform; so
has religion. Each in truth has made some
apparent progress we are told from earliest
infancy that the world has improved but is
not the apparent improvement but a fiction f
We have many wonderful inventions our fore
fathers never even dreamed of we have more
luxuries and wc have less of any one kind of
illness; but our cup of happiness is filled no
higher on the contrary the manner in which
wc commonly think of happiness as allied
with a pastoral life and removed compara-
tively far from dwellers in cities shows that
our telegraph our railroads our steamboats
our printing press our electric light have not
brought the happiness wc commonly believe
was that of the ancients.
But admitting that our happiness is greater
now than ever before have we aught in proof
that the increase will continue? There has
been retrogression in the past why not in the
lulurer The world has more than once re-
versed its wheels and returned to barbarism
who knows that as the civilization of Rome
was extinguished our civilization will not be
extinguished? The dark ages may come
again and at any time. Calamities there are
tn store for us which no one pretends to fore-
see; happiness alone we anticipate in its full.
We have progressed toward perfection we
say but though the progress may ever con
tinue it is doubtful if the perfection be attain
able. The hope of our eventual deliverance
from imperfection and consequently from
suffering has but blight foundation to oppose
the force of reason with knowledge of the
many weaknesses and limitations of the
"The more we know of ourselves the more
clearly we see and deplore our shortcomings
and the more we know of Nature the more we
stand apalled at the infinity of her secrets."
So spoke Barron.
If this be true how ridiculous the altitude nf
the scientist and of the religious must seem?
The one tells us wc cannot look for pure hap
piness 1111 we nave conquered every impulse to
in; the other that "we must be acquainted
with all the forces of matter before we can
avoid the suffering into which ignorance of
these forces now leads us." Truly a gigantic
Hut because of the failure to discern reason
in the hope for a golden age we must not fall
into the despairing thoucht. like the Buddhi.t.
who maintain that conscious indivi'uality is
iuc iuui ui uu Buiicimg mm must ne surren-
deied in ordtr that perfect happiness may be
attained that misery is inseparable from ex-
istence and that the only deliverance is through
annihilation; rather let us conclude that suffer-
ing is the lot of every one of us and embitters
our existence but that as our lather bore pain
to miy we and should we till there is revealed
to us the secret of the problem of human
misery now b'fore us.
The marriage of Miss Catherine Harlnefs.
a society belle and heiress with Charles Pat
ten a wealthy banker may be attributed to
the actor Salvini's unequalled counterfeit of
love and jealousy in the role of Othello as por-
trayed at the grand opera house in Cleveland.
Mr. Patten's suit for her hand had met with
objections by her parents but they continued
to associate une aay last week they went to
the opera house and sat breathlessly through
the performance till the final scene nf revenge
and death was about to be produced. Then
they quitted the building. They took a train
to Pittsburgh and arriving summoned a
clergyman and were married. Salvini's act-
ing had overcome Miss Hartncss' resolution
to obey her parents.
To Ij limhki Enemies
For reasons best known tomywir I have this
day discontinued tho printing of tho Evening.
Light for tho Evening Light l'rlntlntr and l'ub-
Jlshlng Company and herewith present to tho
Kood peoplo of San Antonio tho ilrst copy of
tho "8 N ANTONIO LtOHT" which appears
under tho proprietorship of Gilford Johnson
& Winter nml will bo continued In ltn present
form mid stylo until tho new press nnd ma
terial which lias been ordered arrives when it
will bo enlarged to n eovon column paper and
the now management will at all times ondcavor
to nmko Ittho best nnd brightest local tinner I
tho eltyjfrco from nil personal bitterness and
old tlmo grudges with 1111 earnest endonvor to
merit whatever patronugo nnd good will may
lie extended to It by n goncrous public.
A. W. (lirroiiii
For reasons beet known to ourselves wo
hiuo this dny withdrawn from tho Evening
Light l'rlntlngnud Publishing Company and
wo will not I10 responsible for any debts In
eiirrt'd linreaftci' by or in tho nainoof guild
-.veiling i.ignr muting una rtibiishiinr Com
!' . A. W. UI1FOIII).
T. II .IOIINHO.N.
San Antonio Toxas Aprils 18X1.
Tho undersigned have this duy formed a co-
partncriililp for tho purpose of conducting 11
pilntlnir and publishing business In this city
In tho Issuing of tho SAN ANTONH) 1. 1 (HIT.
under the thin mime QIITord Johnson &
All mull should bo nddressed to SAN AN-
IU1HU J.1U11T BUIl AlllOlllO Texas.
A. w . uiri'mti)
T. II. JOIINHON
YV. L. WlNTEIt.
San Antonio April 3 INfl.
All l'ald Up Subscriber
To tho Evening Light will roeclvo tho San
Antonio I.miht until tho expiration of tho
tlmo paid and our city agent II. F. Johnson
Is authorized to glo now receipts to Unit
elreet to thoso who dcslro them.
J. C. BREEDING & SON
Hootn No. 8 up-stiitrs In Telephone building
Buuuiweni. comer 01 ooieuuu unu
PATRNT TIN HOOFING PLATE8.
Tho best in urn. Mnnnfiintiirocl l.v II. m Kn.
tlonal Sheet Mctnl Hooting company. Nash.
Vi le. Tennessee. It imikPHtlin Iiimt roof ami
Is vcrv ornamental. Tho nLUon nin or illirnr.
imiunii may 00 or liny grauo or tin ue-
slrcd. Kxpunslon and contraction from heat
and cold docs not elTect this roottng. Furmers
can use it us readily us shiuglos. It is tiro-proof
aud ornumcntul. It Is very popular where It
uiu iiL-cn imrouucuti uiu and sea samples aud
thougcntili tho Telephone inilldlnir. Hiiiilliwmti
cornorof Soledud nnd Houston rtrcets room
iio. I. Ul-tllUllD. j. ui nur.i'.ui.Mi .v BUN
L. K. WAI.TI1AI.
- WALTHAL & CALLAGHAN
ATTORNEYS -AT -LAW
San Antonio Texas.
Ollleo: Dirvnr hiill.llnv
DEVINE & SMITH
SAN ANTONIO TBXA8
tB-Offica : Rwmi t and 8 Donno
Ilolldlog Soledad itraeff
Will attend to all brulnew in tho ttata and fadtral
EDWAKD J. (UIl:H:lli:it
Mason & Builder
G3I HOUSTON STREET
KAtltnntai fnr (In ma liW.t.ma
tanks furnaces nvnnx. irniiiJnn.i i..iino .1
all kinds. Will guarantee satisfaction. Joli-
hlnr strlotly tt.qnri1 tn 11-IIV-lv
F. Groos & Co.
BANK E:RS :
and Dealers in Exchange
SAN ANTONIO - - . TEXAS
J. S. Lookwood J. II. KarnDmann.
ockwoocl & Kampmann
(Successors to Thornton Sc Lockwood)
Deal In Mexican dollars and bullion. Tel-
graphlo transfer made. Hills 011 nny purt of
Blum St. opp. Merger Hotel
SAN ANTONIO : : : : TEXAS.
Honrs fed by the day week or month. Saddle
hones carriagei and Lujgki can be ordrred at al)
No. 237 Commerce Street
Will furnlih Wooden and Metallic Burial Caiei and
Caftlcett. Heanej abdCarriaireaaiall flm.. nmM
vpen day and night. Telephone connection! irlil
fiealtn OScei. j-iJ-ti
Plumbing and Gas-Fitting
Bath Tubs Water Closets Iron Lead Tile Pipe and
Plumbers1 Goods of all kinds.
BEER PUMPS AND BEER APPARATUS A
Also JOHNS' A8I1ESTOS ltOOKINO-cooi durable cheap. JOHNS' A8I1KST08
I'AINTtt that will keep their rolor In this climate. Tiles Cellar Lights
Tin Itoofliiirund Hldlnir. I'lumblnir dono reasonably and well.
Hoofa painted and nindo tight by an experienced Hoof
I'alntcrattholowostprieo. All work guaranteed.
maury & McClelland.
JAKi: SOMM I3US.
PETERSON & SOMMERS
Tho proprietors of the Atlantlo Gardens hnvo Inaugurated a scries of
For tho public to bo given 011 Wednesday Saturday and Sunday Afternoons.
rnnm!.-lowin!b?of tl'S'ilgliest character and all the
Tl I v ladles will bo welcomed aud all Impn
popular In tho city.
accommodations will ha flrst-clafu.
Tl1."?..ir!!.'".'.1!0 l. "luko "llu concerts tho very best and tho Atlantis) Ourdeus tho most
SIMMANG & HAMPBL'S
Postoffice Exchange Restaurant.
FllKSH FISH OYSTERS SHRIMP CHARS AM) (JANE
Alwnyg on hand nnd served In first-class style.
reasonable rates. OPEN DAY AND NK1HT.
flood board by tho day week or month nt
3 in tf
SOULE & WILLIAMS
PAINTS OILS GLASS ETC.
Sole Agents for the Celebrated Avcrlll Hcady-Mlxcd Paint.
Paper Hangings in Every Yariety.
27 Commerce Street San Antonio Texas.
Awning and Tool later
Onr Tents are for Salo by IIUUO A 80nMKI.T7.Klt.
-Orders by mall promptly attended to. All work Kuarantced. Prices reasonable.-
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LKTTEK HEADS NOTE HEADS
IHIjI HEADS STATEMENTS
ENVELOPES OAIID8 ETC.
Work Delivered When Promised.
SAM C. BENNETT
Wholosalo and Retail Doalor In
fim; wines liquors
Claars and Tolmcoo. Particular attention
srlvon to rcelvlnir ond nelllmr Wool for mv
customers. Storo on oornor of Main plaza and
SAN ANTONIO TEXAS.
THE DIRECT LINE
San Autonlo Western Texas and
TO ALL rOINTI IN TUB
North East West and Sontlicast
au Tako Tholr Clioico of Koute
Either via Taylor and the new
Or U the St. Loots Ion Mooktaw ft Soothm
Ra.wat. Clo connection at Little Rock r all
Priucipal Cities In tho Southeast.
In the Dnlon Depot at St. Lonli with Exprei
train. In all direction..
Pullman Palace Sleeping Cars
between SAN ANTONIO. AUSTIN UmiRTnui
and GALVESTON and elegant Ylotei Car. belwSS
SAN ANTONIO end ST. LOUIS WUhou'che"
rXE?? T'cle'. R'"i &c. apply to any or th.
Ticket Agent or to " '
II. P. HUGHES I'a... Agent Hou.toa
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