The San Antonio Light (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 7, Ed. 1, Tuesday, April 10, 1883 Page: 2 of 4
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The San Antonio Light.
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Entered at postofllcont San Antonio Toxas
M second-class mutter.
TUESDAY Al'lt 1 1. 10 1883.
Gladstone his determined to leave the
House of Commons and like Earl Russell
and Lord Beaconsfield accept a peerage.
The Democratic patty of Texas is in a bad
way. Another of its offices the Fish Com-
missioner'sis found in an unsatisfactory con-
dition the expenses of distributinc 3000 fish
having been nearly $5000. A legislative
committee recommends a change in the
office and an appropriation of $4400 a year
for the Commissioner's use.
The Freeman's Journal (Dublin) sees only
"ruin and disgrace" resulting from "the
species of deviltry " planned by O'Donovan
Rossa and other bloodthirsty Irishmen for
the avowed purpose of freeing Ireland. Were
all Irishmen to see the line of conduct pro-
posed in such a light their cause would be
espoused by thousands whom the actions of
such men as Rossa and Finerty have alienated
Chagrin will soon enter the Gubernatorial
mansion and take temporary residence in the
bosom of His Royal Highness Jack Ireland
for the Legislature notwithstanding his veto
intends to pass the bill ceding property in
Dallas to the General Government. Evi-
dently his fear 'hat in according the Unittrt
States Government exclusive jurisdiction ex
cept in as to criminality the State relinxuislie
some of its rights is not entertained by the
The Fort Worth Democrat commenting
on an article in the Light explains that some
of the circulars about which Postmistress
Burchell got into trouble were addressed to
fictitious persons and no small number to
"Prominent Druggist" "Intelligent Planter"
etc. "Theje were not distributed but sacked
and sold as the postal law directs and ac-
counted for by Mrs. Burchell." If these state-
ments be true the charge against Mrs. Burch-
ell must be frivolous and the prosecution un-
just. " Ex-Presiuent Diaz" lunched with Gene-
ral Grant to-day." What a world of meaning
may be conveyed in a line and a half of tele-
graphic news 1 The veracious reporter he is
a New York reporter and all New York re-
porters are veracious the veracious reporter
was aware the public would pictuic
to themselves the two great statesmen frater-
nally dividing the leg of a goose or a pigeon's
wing or dipping consomme with one spoon
while discussing grave affairs of state. One
may easily imagine Dial's swarthy face glow-
ing with pride while he observes General
Grant enjoying a fragrant Mexican cigar and
imagine General Grant telling Diaz what a
fine fellow he is as he promises a score of rail-
road concessions. But all this the New York
reporter leaves us to imagine.
Waywardness is a characteristic of a ma-
jority of the son? of clergymen. The reason
is not quite clear but it is perhaps that the
rigidity of the rules laid down for their guid-
ance in early life some unjust and many
seeming harsher than necessity repels ihem
from that which is good and leads them to
the idea that in evil they will find the pleasure
denied them while under their parents' watch-
ful eyes. If this be Hue the home life of
most clergymen must be far from pleasant
One whose life it is said was not is the Rev
Dr. Robert Collier an eminent Congrega
tional preacher of New York whose son Is
now wanted by the police for lorgery com-
mitted as a means of drawing his salary the
second time for service to a railroad com
A comparison between police methods of
Missouri and Texas is favorable to our own
State. At Knobnoster 19 miles wrst of Se-
dalia a few days ago a delirious negro arose
from bed in the night and began to fire
promiscuously with a revolver. This ptactice
he continued till all his shells were used. An
attempt was made to arrest him but the police
were afraid to enter the homeland they could
not prevail on h'm to leave it. Finally the
house was set on fire. But even then he did
not come out until the timbers began falling.
When he appeared he was received with a
volley of shots two of which took effect. He
is now in a critical cendition and if he die the
police will be answerable. Their cowardice
they showed in resorting to fire to accomplish
his capture when they knew as reported that
his revolver was empty In this city some
time since when the man Rohmer held the
police at bay they could easily have killed
him but they preferred to wait till his energy
was exhausted and he chose to surrender.
HUNATOK I'l.HMING'H HIUtlEKS.
"A bill to destroy the Democratic party" is
the title Senator Fleming would attach to the
bill providing for an investigation as to the
land Irauds. "He made a powerful argument
against the land fraud investigation bill this
morning" a college professor turned corres-
pondent writes to one of the daily papers "In
his remarks he declared the bill infamous and
one calculated to destroy the Democratic
party." Then follows a quotation :
I IV011 want to drug citizens from my district
to tho District court of Travis county to bo
tried for'iillcgcd fraud; you want to violate tho
rights of tho whole people uml I want you to
understand If our rights nro to bo trampled
upon mid violated wo will seek Justice In some
other than the Democratic party. This Legis-
lature has gone extensively In the Investiga-
tion business. It has appointed committees at
(front expense to lnvcstlgato tho land sales tho
railroads the penitentiaries tho convict
cutups tho Alamo thu Normal schools the
Texas Slftlugs and now you want to Investi
gate tho whole people This Legislature Is tho
great Investigator of the Stuto ami is entitled
to bo culled the greatest Invest (Tutor tho world
The shrieks of Senator Fleming make him
ludicrous. There is no doubt there .were
fraudulent sales of lands as charged and it is
the duty of the Legislature to attach the guilt
in the premises wherever it properly belongs.
But Senator Fleming's ravings may be pro
ductive of some good effect ; the people may
suspect that "the greatest investigator the
world ever saw" is continually investigating to
prevent its own conduct being the subject of
OPINIONS OF THIS THXAS I'ltl'.HS
The editor of the Grapevine Globe is said
to be but 14 years old
John Hutchinson will soon start anew
weekly paper at Morgan.
The Marlin ball deems the direct control of
the penitentiaries by the State impracticable.
TltK Blanco Star-Vindicator sees in the
scaiclty in Blanco of people from the country
an inuicauuu ui ucauiuui tiujis.
The Belton Journal Is of the opinion that
Tom Octfiltree won't know what to do with
his salary as he has gotten along best with-
The Texas Land Journal made its appear-
ance last week. It is published at Brown-
wood and is the only paper in this State de
voled exclusively to land interests.
The Cameron Herald is of the opinion that
the person who stole a 10 year old negro girl
in San Antonio last week must have been suf-
fering painfully for something to steal.
THE Austin Statesman nominates Ochiltrec
for Secretary of the Treasury and declares he
is the createst of livinc financeers. It believes
the nomination of Hayes for Governor of
Ohio would be a good thing for the Democra-
El Paso Times declares Mexico is bright-
ening up in every direction. She is especially
careful and we are glad to see that her
natural authority is maintained in every direc-.
tion. One evidence of her wise zeal is seen'
in the character of her consular service to the
United States especially so at all points
where the presence and interests of the two
nationalities are likely lo improve.
The Houston Post thinks there is a good
deal of shanf in the English claim of free
trade. "It does not exist even on paper"
comments the Post. "All tea and coffee for
instance are heavily taxed. The article of
tobacco alone yield by import duty over
$40000000 annually to the Government and
the army of officials belonginging to the cus
trmhoue with their expensive machinery
make the claim of free trade ridiculous."
The Blanco News says a girl should be
taught to detest two things thoroughly idle-
ness and aimlessness. These two enemies
have given birth to ennui which is pain. If
she br a child of fortune instruct her even
more carefully than if she were poor to work
in s me definite manner for pleasure's own
ake More than all train her hands and stir
her brain with the constant asurance that she
will find her sweetest satisfaction in that
which she It to accomplish io life
To lj fmkM Enemies
Por reasons best known to myself I havothls
day discontinued the printing of tho Evening
Light for tho Evening Light Printing and Pub
lishing Company and herewith present to.the
good people of San Antonio tho first copy of
the "3 N ANTONIO LIGHT" which appears
under tho proprietorship of Olfford Johnson
& Winter and will bo continued In Its present
form and stylo until tho new press mid ma
terlal wliloh has been ordered arrives when It
will bo enlarged to h seven column paper and
the new management will nt all times endeavor
to mako It tho best and brightest local paper In
tho city ; frco from all personal bitterness and
old time grudges with nn earnest endeavor to
merit whatever patronage and good will may
bo extended to It by n genet ous public.
A. W. Git-raitti.
Por reasons best known to ourselves wo
havo this day withdrawn from tho Evening
Light Printing nnd Publishing Company and
wo will not bo responsible for any debts In-
currcd hereafter bvoriu tho nnino of said
Evening Light Printing and Publishing Com
pany a. v (Ju-roui)
T. 11 Johnson.
San Antonio Texas April 2 18811.
Tho tindeislgned havo this day formed 11 co-
partnership for the purposo of conducting a
print liirund publishing business In this city
In tho Issuing of tho SAN ANTONIO LIGHT
under the llrm name Gilford Johnson &
All mall should bo addressed to SAN AN-
TONIO LIGHT Sun Antonio Texas.
A. W. Giri'OltD
T. II. Johnson
W. L. Winteii.
San Antonio April .1 18KI.
All 1'nld Up Subscriber
To tho livening Light will receive tho SAN
Antonio Lkiiit until the expiration of thu
time paid and our city agent 11. V. Johnson
Is authorized to give new receipts to that
cucct to those who dcslro them.
J. C. BREEDING & SON
Room No. 5 up-stalrs. In Telcphono building
BouthweHt corner of Soledad and
PATENT TIN HOOFING PLATES.
Tho best In use. Manufactured by tho Na-
tional Sheet Metal Hooting company Nash-
ville Tcnnesxeo It makes the best roof and
Is vory ornamental. Tho plates nro of differ-
entslzesund may bo of any Kimlo of tin du-
Btreu. i.xpansion ana contraction irom neat
and cold does not effect tills looting. Fiirmcrs
can vto It us readily os shingles. It Is Ilro-proof
mid ornamental. It Is very popular wliero It
has been Introduced Call and tee samples and
tho agent In tho Telephone building Bouthwoet
corner of Soledad mid Houston streets room
No. S. up-stalrs. J. O. HUUEDINO & SON.
L. N. WALTllAL.
WALTIiAL & CALLAGHAN
ATTORNEYS -AT -LAW
San Antonio Texas.
Onico: Dwyer building southeast cornor
DEVINE & SMITH
SAN ANTONIO TEXA8
Uf-OSce : Koomi r and 8 Device
UoildlDC Soledad tueefQ
WIU attend to all buineei in the state and Fed' ral
EDWARD J. (MIXAtillEK
Mason & Builder
(131 HOUSTON STREET.
Estimate for dams bridges boilers cisterns
tanks furnaces ovens grates and buildings of
F. Groos & Co.
and Dealers in Exchange
SAN ANTONIO - - . TEXAS
J. 8. Lookwood J. H. Kampmonn.
Lockwood & Kampmann
(Successors to Thornton & Lockwood).
Denl In Mo x lean dollars und bullion. Tel-
egruphlatranslersmado. Dills 011 any part of
l.urojK) und Mexico.
Blum St opp. Menger Hotel
SAN ANTONIO : : : s TEXAS.
Horses fed by the day week or month. Saddle
horiei carriages and baggies can be ordered at all
No. 237 Commerce Street
Will furnlih Wooden and Metallic Banal Catei and
Catketi. Heanei and Carriages at all timet OfGn
open day and night Telephoao connections with
health offices. fiMf
Plumbing and Gas-Fitting
Bath Tubs Water Closets Iron Lead Tile Pipe and
Plumbers' Goods of all kinds.
Also JOHNS' A8HESTOS ltOOl'INO-cool durable cheap. JOHNS' ASI1ESTOS
PAINTS that will keen their color In this climate. Tiles Cellar Lights
Tin Hooting and Hiding. Plumbing done reasonably and well.
Hoofs painted and mado tight by 1111 experienced Itoof
rainier nt tho lowest prleo. All work guaranteed.
maurt & McClelland
PETERSON & SOMMERSi
The proprietors of tho Atlantic Guldens havo inaugurated a series of
Por tho public to bo given on Wednesday Saturday and Sunday Afternoons.
Themuslo will bo of tho highest character and all the nccommodntloni will bo flrst-clnss.
l'iiinllies and ladles will bo welcomed and all Improper eliaraotors will bo excluded.
I hoy prnpiMo to innko these coneerls tho very best and tho Atlantis Hardens thu most
popular in tho city
SIMMANG & HAMPBL'S
Postoffice Exchange Restaurant.
FUESU FISH 0YSTEUS. SHltniF CKAItS AND GAM
Always on hand and served In llrst-clnHH style Oood board by tho day week or month at
reasonablo rates. OI'UN DAY AND NK1HT. S l'Jtf
SOULE & WILLIAMS
PAINTS OILS GLASS ETC.
Sole Agents for the Celebrated Averlll Ready-Mixed Taint.
Paper Hangings in Every Variety.
272 Commerce Street
SSrOxdeis by mall promptly attended to.
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THE BEST !
Tho LtpiiT ollleo Is th placo to gvt tho
best prlntliiir for tho leust money.
Fine Woi k is a Specialty I
LETTEH HEADS NOTE HEADS
DILL HEADS STATEMENTS
ENVELOPES CAUDS. ETC.
Work Delivered When ProniisecL
SAM C. BENNETT
Wholosalo and Retail Dealor In
FINE WINES LIQUORS
Chrnrs and Tobacco. Particular attention
given to reoolvlnir anil wllbnr Wool for tnv
customers. Btoro on corner of Main plaza and
SAN ANTONIO. TKXA0.
San Antonio Texas".
TenU are for Sale by IIIKIO fiUll.MKLTZKJl.
All work Guaranteed. Prices reasonablc.-QH
HIRE ME A HALL! j
I want to tell about the Doss Paper 1
The San Antonio Light. J
Only 10 Cents a Week. f
I1 &" Commcrco St. - Pan Antonio. Toxus.
Job Printing a Specialty.
THE DIItECT LINE
San Antonio Western Texas and
TO ALL rOWTS IN THO
North East f est and Southeast
an Tnko Their Cliotco of Route
Either via Taylor and the new
OfTlatha St. I.001S Isoh Mountain & Soothsin
Railway Cloie connections at Little Rock for all
Principal Cities in the Southeast
In the Union Depot at St. Louis with Expreti
trains In all directions.
Pullman Palace Sleeping Cars
between SAN ANTONIO AUSTIN. HOUSTON
and GALVESTON and elegant HoTe Car" between
SAN ANTONIO andST.LOUI wihoqTraini."
AWiioVti R0 &e-0 of
II. P. HUGHES Pass Agent Honston.
Asj't Gen. Pau. Aft ManhallT was
r. CHANDLER. Gen. Pati Alt. St. Loul Mo.
H. OXIE id ce Pr.( St. Lords. Ha
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