The San Antonio Light (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 9, Ed. 1, Thursday, April 12, 1883 Page: 2 of 4
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The San Antonio Light.
XAKINO TK HUMj 1V TltH HOIINS.
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210 KAST COMMEKCK BTHUKT.
Dbijvhd br carrlom throughout tho city
at 10 Cents Per Week. V'ulo.t f
wrcnt. Slnirlo copies Tor sale by nowsuoya ut
Subscription l'er Year Sft In Advance.
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eents for each subsequent Inecrtlon.
Soecliil notices next to mulHiir matter 8I.W
pcri"ro"raih Insertion. r.lKht lines orlcM
llaullnir mutter lociil column. 20 cents per
lino fflretTiw-rtlon nnd ft cents niter llrst week.
lcr mouth .1)4 tents u lino.
Advertisers eiirtu'llmr tho term for wli eh
Uioy have coiitnieted. will pay rwulur rates lor
thai time durlnir which their advertisement
remains In tho paper.
LEO All ADVEItTISKMKXTS 1.00 per inch
for llrst Insertion. 78 cents for each subsequent
THUSTEE'S SALES Jt.OO per Inch for
nrtt Insert on. nncl S5 cents per Inch for each
Kqncnt Krtloi.. Trustees
forweokly chanted same as U-ruI adu-rtiso-mcnts.
KTIIomo advertising payable "fl?ncn1.11
month. Transient iidvortWntr payable In i ad-
vanco. Only metal cuts printed for which an
extra chare or CO per cent. Is made.
tt-It P JOHNSON Is duly authorized to
aoTlcit and collect for The i San Antonio JUaiiT.
Bubserlbcrs not rccelvlnir their I
ploaso mako complaint to him or at Hie olllco.
Subscribers nro warned not to pay their
subscription except upon priiwntatlou or a
properly rcoolptod. bill from this olllco.
Entered at poatolllce at San Antonio Toxns
as second-class matter.
T1IU11SDAY APKII. IS 1883.
Three burglaries in one .light I Where
are the police!
An echo from the tombs 1 The Atlanta.
Constitution nominates Tilden for President
Ben Butler finds time amid the arduous
labor of directing the Tewksbury investiga-
tion to enter a disclaimer as to the Presi-
dential bee report had buzzing in his bound-
less bonnet. Benjamin is a much abused in-
dividual. Ik President Arthur swings around in a
Southern circle a few months there won't be
Democratic votes enough in the South to
make even hopeful grandpa Tilden think it as
solid as it was. Arthur's affability catches
The Chickasaw Indians set us an example
we do not hope to ever imitate. One of their
customs is to release convicts under sentence
of death on parole of honor until the day of
execution and it is a tradition that no one
under the circumstances has failed to appear
for execution at the time and place appointed.
Civilization cannot boast of any common
characteristic to equal this.
Monterey and San Antonio are destined
to become resorts the year round for invalids
and tourists. San Antonio has for years been
chosen by many Northerners as winter quar
ters but few resort to it in the warm months
It is in these however that the city wears its
brightest appearance and the climate is most
agreeable. In the winter in truth the tern
pcrature is not always so moderate as desira
ble and invalids especially those with pul-
monary ailments sometimes bitterly complain
that they had been deceived regarding the
climate and that the sudden changes of the
weather they have experienced have been more
injurious tlian'would have been the continuous
cold of a northen winter; while in the other
seasons the heat is seldom oppressive and in
the night a cool breeze can always be felt.
What may be said of San Antonio may be
said of Monterey also with the addition that
Monterey being situated between mountains
is never . too hot for comfort. The two
cities should be summer as well as winter re
Fealty to party should never affect a news
paper to the extent ol coloring its opinions or
withholding opinions that but for its political
allegiance it would promulgate. Yet this is
done in Manachusettstwlierc the press pro-
bably is more highly respected and has more
influence than in any other State in the coun
try. Its conduct regarding the Tewksbury
scandal is sufficient proof. The Boston news
papers beat around the bush but never strike
it; they deny vehemently things which are not
alleged and assume to be frivolous that which
can not be disproved. Other journals follou
the course of the Boston leaders. The Spripg-
field Republican alone shows any regard for
its duty and with evident reluctance it finds
itself constrained to admit that "the testimony
as to the management of the Stale Alms house
is revolting." A fearless paper with good
intent whether Democratic or Republican is
badly needed in Massachusetts.
The Ohio Lcctsla'ure has just passed an
act by which two amendments to the State
Constitution are to be submitted to the people. I
First "Tho aencrnl Assembly shall regulate
thotraflloln Intoxicating liquors soastopro-
vldo uiMlnst ovlls rcsiiltlmr therefrom and Its
power to levy tuxes or assessments thereon Is
not limited by any provision of this Constitution-"
Second "Tho manufacture of and trarllo In
intoxlcntlnir liquors to bo used as n boventro
aro foiovor prohlblted.and tho Ucncml Assem-
bly shall provide by law for the enforcement
of this provision."
Now on political crounds we are vigorously
opposed to all such legislation. It is one of
the foundation principles Of elf-government
that men shall be unrestrained in their private
affairs that there shall be no encroachment
upon individual prerogative. But on social
grounds we are disposed to be violent advo-
cates of this policy. It has been demon-
strated over and over again and is
demonstrated every day that the people
ol this country as of other countries
are not capable of seH-government. It
is mockery to talk of the self-government of a
people whose vices run away "with them who
can be bought like cattle for money a people
that arc powerless against a money corpora-
tion no matter how infamous who habitually
debauch themselves by political practices
that disgrace the country. That is the kind
oi music which the legislation of to-day has
to face. The criminal calenders ol the coun-
try are chiefly the creation of the whisky
power and this is hence a wise and neces-
sary measure In the Legislature of Ohio. It
is taking tliclmll by the horns and we hope
its example will be followed by every state In
the Union. Let prohibition everywhere be
engrafted on the organic la wso that it cannot
be shirked or evaded so that it will constitute
a part ol every official's oath of office so that
it will become the tenure of the voter's fran-
chise. So as to close the door on dishonesty
and subterfuge that have so long
baffled statnte law. It has been often
proved not in one state but many that it is
idle to make statutes against guzzling whisky.
They never are and never can be enlorced
till public sentiment sustains them when they
will not be required. But constitutional pro-
libition is a different thing. When a man is
deprived of his voting franchise shorn of all
political privileges virtually made a nonentity
in society by his devotion to the cause of rum
he will withdraw his support from that cause ;
and men of all classes will begin to discover
how much more happiness more enjoyment
there is in a temperate life than in an intem
perate one how capacity for cnioyments of all
kinds is enlarged by abstaining from the
abuses of life which are now so common
and to the folly of which men are so blind.
But there is a lack of statesmanship in the
structure of the amendments; or a third should
be added providing an official oath to'be ad-
ministered to every officiaIto the effect that he
hat not participated in nor in any way coun
tenanced any infrinnment of such prohi
bition making it terse strong and.final and
itsell should interdict the franchise. To be
sure the duty imposed is made imperative on
the. Legislature the word is "shall" not
"may." Hence only a' corrupt Legislature
and corrupt judiciary combined could evade
it and these could not be without a corrupt
people behiud them. But nothing should be
needlessly rested upon the shifting sands ol a
Legislature as a base. In Louisiana in the
case of dueling the fatal instrumentality was
the oath which is contained in the constitu
tion. There never was any habit not
drunkenness nor any vice to which a people
were more unreservedly prone and which
constituted a more iron-handed tyranny than
the addiction of the people of Louisiana a
few years ago to dueling. A statute had been
passed against it and one offecder tried and
acquitted. At last it was adopted as a con
stiiutional amendment and dueling has
virtually ceased. Belicerents sometimes
go into Mississippi and fight
a duel against which the amendment' might
and should have been gu irded. But the snake
has been killed not scotched. It has revolu
lionized public sentiment.
And when the example of Ohio shall be
followed by every state in the union and the
people of this country shall have become a
temperate people they will be prepared to
lake in hand tint other more monstdrous evil
tobacco. They will be ready to reclaim
from the spoiler the millions of acres of fer
tile land the gift of a beneficent Providence
that should teem with life-sustaining products.
that are now exclusively applied to the growth
of a pernicious poison which is sapping the
energies and will eventually destroy all the
grander traits of the American people. It
will if not arrested in time wreck the nation
on a sea of 'egentricy take from the race its
manhood as indeed it has to some extent al-
ready done though still impercievei'.
It is pitiful to suppose as we do that the in-
terests qf commerce in other words sordid
restraints deter others from taking it up.
When the pulpit handles every imaginab'e
topic connected with social and business life
one would suppose it might stumble upon
this. We have heard preachers denounce
drunkenness but we have yet to hear or hear
of the first word against the enormous in-
iquity of making the cultivation of this fatal
potion a great industry In the land. Aftef a
few independent journals shall be found to
give it the cue perhaps the pulpit may get to
it. It may contain moral and possibly re-
ligious elements worthy of Us attention.
There can be no rational doubt that the
people of Ohio will triumphantly ratify these
amendments and although King Rum will
make a desperate fight with her multitudinous
armies there is nothing to apprehend. In the
meantime if there Is time to do it the Legisla-
ture should add others covering the official
oath and the interdiction of voters.
KuRland's ltel Conta Changed.
Cablo 1-cttor to tho Now York World.
IjiNnnv. March ii.The decision lo
change the uniform of the army from the time-
honored scarlet to the soberer gray which is
regarded as more in keeping with the practi-
cal spirit r( modern war-making staggered
the recruiting sergeants wno icarca mai in
the absence ol the scarlet their occupation
which had already received a severe blow
when " the Queen's shilling " and such unde-
sirable devices for inducing men to pocket it
as getting them drunk were discountenanced
and entering the army became as matter-a-
fact a;piece of business a joining ine pouce
would be utterly gone and forever.
It has however been decided to keep the
tcarlet in the garrison towns in order to lure
the rustics but to wear the Confederate gray
whenever the soldiers are sent out upon ac-
The change which will begin soon is
another blow of the reforming pickax in the
structure of the old British army and by no
means the least important of the alterations
begun by Lord Cardwell and pressed on by
PETERSON & SOMMEBSi
Tho proprietors of tho Atlantlo Hardens hnvo Itintitru rated n series of
For tho public to bo (rlvon on Wednesday Saturday and Sunday Af U;moons.
Tliomuslo will bo of tho highest character and nil the. accommodations will be nratrelnM.
Famulus and ladles will Do welcomed anil an improper eiinriicicni wm uu ut.. ..1...
They prnpono to inako those concert tho very best and tho AthmMo Gardens the most
populurln tho city.
SIMMANG- & HAMPBL'S
Postoffice Exchange Restaurant.
FRESH FISH OYSTERS SHRIMP CHARS AM) CAME
Always on hand nnd sorvod In first-class style. Good-board by tho day woek or month at
reasonable rates. Ol'KN DAY AND NK1I1T. sltftf
To My Friends And KncmiGS.
For reasons best known to myself I have this
day discontinued the printing of tho Kvcnlnir
Light tar tho Evening Mght Printing and Pub-
lishing Company und heruwlth present to tho
good people of San Antonio tho llrst copy or
tho "S N ANTONIO 11(1 HT" which appears
under tho proprietorship of (llirord Johnson
.t Winter and will bo continued In Its present
form and stvlo until tho new press and ma
terial which has been ordered arrives when It
will bo enlarged to u seven column paper and
the new management will ut all times endeavor
to mako It the best and brightest local paper In
tho city ! free from all personal blttcrnosB nnd
old tlmo grudges with an oamest endeavor to
merit whatever patronag" and good will may
be extended to It by a generous public.
For rcusons best known to ourselves wo
havo this day withdrawn from tho Kvenlng
Light Printing and Publishing Compnny and
wo will not bo responsible for uny debts In
curred hereafter by or lu tho iiamo of said
Evening Light Printing und I'liiiltsiiing com
pany. A. W. UlrrOKll
San Antonio To.vn April S 18SI.
Tho undersurncd havo this day formed n co
partnership for thu purpura of conducting a
printing and publishing business In this city
In ihii IsKiihnr of tho SAN ANTONIO I.K111T
under tho tlrm name (llirord Johnson &
All mall should bu addressed to HA. Aiv
ONIO LIGHT Sail Antonio Texiw.
A. W. (IIKKOIII)
T. II. .I011N8ON
W. Ij. WlNTElt.
San Antonio April 3. lm.
All l'a Id Up Huhtcrlbers
To tho Evening Light will receive tho Ban
Antonio I.kiiit until tho oxplrutlon of liio
tlmo uald. mid our city agent II. F. Johnson
Is authorized to glvo now receipts to that
'lfcet to thoso who deal re them.
J. C. BREEDING & SOiN
AROH I.T EOTS.
Koom No. 5 up-Btulin In Telephone building
bouthwest corner or Solvdad and
PATENT TIN HOOFING PLATES.
Tho best in use. Manufactured by tho Na.
I......I l...t Mi.tnl lliintlnu' eolllimnv. Nosh.
vllle Tennessee. It makes tho boat roof and
....... ..... .tl Th.. iiluti-a nm nf illirer-
entslzesnud may bo or uny grado of tin de
sired expansion aim contraction irom neat
and cold docs not eirpct this rooting. Farmers
1 rmwlllv nhlnwl. It .In llre-Di-nilf
and ornamental. It Is very popular where It
has boon Introduced Cull and rec wimples and
tho agent In tlio Telepiiono uuuuing soimiwosi
cornerof Soledad und lloin-ton streets loom
No. fl. up-stairs. J. C. IIUKEDINU & SON
I.. N. WALTllAt.
WALT1IAL & CALLAtiHAN
ATTORNEYS -AT -LAW
San Antonio Texas.
Olllco : Dwyer building southeast corner
EDWARD J. (rALLAGHHIl
Mason & Builder
C3I HOUSTON STREET.
Estimates for dams bridges boilers cisterns
I .tilta ftirntin. m-ima. irnil. nnd InillHlniru
all kinds. Will guurantnn xHtlifaotlon Job-
nine nt'lnuv Hll.mrlA.1 fl i-l-l
J. S. Lockwood
J. 11. Kampmann
Lockwood & Kampmann
(Successors to Thornton & Lockwood).
Tlxnl In Mnrl.im ilnllnru mi.l 1111m.. T.l.
cgraphlo transfers mado. Ulllson uny part of
Kurono und Mexico.
SOULE & WILLIAMS
PAINTS OILS GLASS ETC.
Solo Agents for tho Celebrate Arcrlll Ready-Mixed Taint.
Paper Hangings in Every Variety.
272 Commerce Street San Antonio Texas.
Our Tents nro for Sale by HUGO A 80I1MEI.TZKK.
MBTOrdcrs by mail promptly attended to. All work guaranteed. Prices reasonable."!
H'.RE WE. A HALL! I
I want to tell about the Boss Paper
The San Antonio Light j
()n1y 10 Ceuts a Week. '
210 Knst Commerce St. San Antonio Toias. 1
Finn Job Printing a Specially.
Tho 1.10 HT ofllee Is tho placo to get tho
best printing Tor thu least money.
fine Work is i Specialty
I.BTTHltHllADS NOTP. HEADS
III t.I. II KADS STATUS! I'.NTS
KNVELOPES CAKDS KTC.
DEVINE & SMITH
SAN ANTONIO TKXA8
tJJ-Offico : Room t and 8 Dsrine
Uolldirig Sol.dmd Itroet-JQ
Will att.nd to all btulnen la tho iuU. and Fdt ral
F. Groos & Co.
BANK E'RS :
and Dealers in Exchange
SAN ANTQNIO - - TEXAS
Work Delivered When Promised.
SAM C. BENNETT
Wholesale and Itelall Dealer In
FINE WINES LIQUORS
ninara unil Tnlmiwi Pnrllmilnr attention
given to recolvlng und selling Wool lor my
customers btoro on corner ol Main plaza and
Blum St. opp. Monger Hotel
SAN ANTONIO : : z : TEXAS.
Horse fed by the day week or month S.dJIi
hone. carriage and buggle. can be ordered at a"
No. S37 Commerce Street
WIU furnish Wooden and Metallic Dnnal Cue. and
Caikett. Hear.e. and Carriages at all time. Oflict
open day end night. Telephone connection will
health offices j-lJ-tf
THE DIRECT LINE
Sau Antonio. Western Texas and
TO lX rOINTl IN THSV-
North East West and Southeast.
IS VIA. TUB
an Tako Tliolr (Jliolco of Itouto .
Either via Taylor and the new
Ot via the St. Loon Iiox Mountain & Soothk.x
Railway. Clo.e connections at Little Kock for all
I'riurliml Cities in the Southeast.
In the Union Depot at St. Lonls with Exprew
trains In all directions.
Piillmim Palace Sleeping Cars
between 8AN ANTONIO AUSTIN HOUSTON
end GALVESTON nd elegant Hotel Cars between
SAN ANTONIO and ST. LOUIS Without Change.
JOT For Tickets Rate. &c apply to any of the
Ticket A gents oi to . rr
U. P. IIUCHI'.S ran. Agent Honiton.
Au'l Gen Paw. Agt. MaishaJl.T as.
F CHANDLER Gen. Pan. Agt. St. Louli Mo.
H . OXlEjd c Fill St Lotus Mo
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