The San Antonio Light (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 10, Ed. 1, Friday, April 13, 1883 Page: 2 of 4
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VKIDAY Al'itll 13 1883.
The Express has discovered a "horiion of
memory." Its editorial stnlTmuit be afflicted
occasionally with an aurora borealis of forget-
fulnesi. Fort Worth !s aftHcted with another epi-
demic. Last week half the town wanted to
suicide; now they're rushing for the divorce
courts. Five suits for divorce were filed
Tub news that the Hotel Maverick is to be
enlarged is gratifying. Increased hotel ac-
commodation has long been needed and this
the Maverick will partially supply. Besides
that fact the Maverick is one of the best hotels
in the State.
Gentlemen of the Legislature swathed
many of their pet schemes in lunerael vest-
ments to-day and sadly sat down to explain
to their constituents that early adjournment
had precluded the possibility of all the legis-
The dime novel problem confronts the
New York Legislature. It is worthy of con-
sideration by the Legislatures of all other
States. Cheap works of fiction of the de-
moniacal kind are productive of more per-
nicious effects on the youthful mind than any-
thing else to which its attention is attracted
and the authors of the works the publishers
and the men who sell them are responsible
for a large proportion of the crime and vice
of the land.
Pleasing news of the Neuces Valley rail-
way enterprise has arrived. A meeting of the
stockholders has been held at Corpus Christ!
and Mr. N. Gussett elected President ; John
Wosner Vice President; Thomas Hie key
Treasurer ; G. R. Scott Secretary and V.
P. Caruthers Assistant Secretary. The elec-
tion shows that ihe s'ockholders intend busi-
ness. In selecting officers they paid a de
served compliment to Mr. Gussett to whose
efforts the promotion of the scheme is mainly
due. It is understood that the company will
at once apply for a charter for railroad and
The Sifting investigation resulted as ex
pected in a general whitewashing. The Com
mittee of Investigation Messrs. VV. F.
Sharp J. D. Parsons John A. McAIpine and
R. E Steele reported to the lower branch of
the Legislature last evening "that the evl
dence adduced belore them in said investiga
tion does not establish any dishonorable con-
duct against any member of this House; and
further that it does not justify the inference or
even suspicion that any of the members there-
of voted on the questions pertaining to the
penitentiary leases which hare been recently
considered in said House otherwise than
upon his honest convictions in respect to such
questions." No other decision was thought
possible. The investigation was made by the
Legislature because of charges against the
Legislature and for the avowed purpose of
disproving that anything wrong had
been done by the Legislature. The
Legislature was judge jury ami pns
ecutor. In view of these facts convic-
tion was highly improbable. Even had full
information of criminating circumstances been
in possession of the Legislature and the pub-
lic n one would have expected else than a
verdict of exonoration. Hut aside from all
this there was no ground apparent upon
which to base a charge that direct bribery
was practiced. It was generally known that
the penitentiary lessees were "keeping open
house" for all members of the Legislature
but no one has been found to testify that they
had open purses also. The conduct ol the
lessees and the honorable members however
was not marked with that regard for the sem
blance of honesty which is a characteristic of
lobbyists and experienced politicians in States
where the disposal of political patronage is
studied as a science and though not a dis-
honorable thought may have entered their
minds the suspicion will remain that alt
things at the State capital were not what they
A wave of pulchritudinal morality is passing
over the country. Thus far its force has been
unent mainly in the rau.re nf nrnliiliition. of
gambling and of traffic in liquor of Sabbath
observance and of a preservation of tho
purity of the ballot-box; but it may go further
and circumstances Indicate that it will. It
arose a year or so ago and first appeared in all
its might in the State of New York where
prosecutions for violations of the Sunday law
became numerous. Then it spread to Mis-
souri and Kansas in each of which States
Sunday laws were for a while en
forced and questions pertaining to
morality were excitedly discussed. In
Kansas a prohibitory liquor law was
more strictly enforced than ever before and
Sunday laws were brought to light which had
long ago been generally forgotten. In Mis-
souri the public energy was mostly directed to
gambling and the practice was finally made
a penitentiary offense. Subsequently the
Legislature of Tennessee enacted a similar
law and drafts for one have been prepared in
Kentucky Mississippi Georgia and several
Northern States. In Louisiana and Virginia
attempts were made to punish persons for
violations of election laws and in Virginia
they were successful. Such proceedings the
ward bummors of Virginia and Louisiana
had not thought possible. Ohio and other
States are -now endeavoring to in-
stitute reforms and even Texas has
given some attention to the subjects en-
grossing public attention elsewhere. The
wave after traveling over many States re
turned to New York where meanwhile its
effects had become less noticeable than for-
merly and there with renewed strength
again took possession of the public mind.
Its presence was made manifest by the pas
sage of a law imposing severe penalties on
railroad companies for giving free passes to
State officials. The example it set was fol-
lowed by Pennsylvania and other States are
thinking nf doing likewise. But it is questiona-
ble if the reform movement has been productive
of more than the semblance of reform if we
have not assumed the eternal beauty of virtue
alone. Though we have passed laws for the
observance of Sunday prohibiting the sale of
liquor and for other good purposes the columns
of the newspapers are as full as before of re
ports of crime and no diminution of vicious
practices is perceptible. Nevertheless the
movement will prove benefical by removing
temptation if nothing more and though men
will continue to get drunk in States where the
sale of liquor is forbidden and to sell goods
surreptitiously in states where Sunday laws
are in torce their number will steadily de-
crease as long as energy is directed properly
to enforcement of the laws.
Tho Koaurreutlou Flower.
There is a rare flower found only in the
East that has excited a great deal of interest
on account of its mystery. Botanists have
found it difficult to classify it because i has
properties belonging to different classes. It
was brought to this country by Dr. Deck who
procured it from an Arab to whom he had
rendered medical aid in upper Egypt. As
compensation the Arab handed him a stem
which held what seemed to be two bulbs of
dried seeds. The Arab said he had taken it
from an Egyptian mummy and that the
flowers ware very highly esteemed.
The peculiarity of the plant is that though
apparently decayed and worthless after being
immersed in a glass of water for a moment
it expands slowly but steadily and a
beautiful star-like flower appears to view
something between a passion-flower and a
sunflower but more beautiful than either.
After the flower has remained open for more
than an hour its petals close just gradually as
they expanded and then nothing is visible but
the dried-up bulb.
Dr. Deck says he saw the same flower go
through this process at least a thousand
times and each time with the same result
lie presented one of his flowers to Ilaron von
Humboldt who considered it one of the
greatest marvels in the vegetable kingdom.
Professor Torrey owned a specimen and
Bishop Wainwright obtained two during his
tour in Egypt.
A KlcHiinateles Veddlnu; Gift.
From tho Utlca Observer.
Frank Smith of Skaneateles was married
to Mibs Delia Stock at the home of the
bride's parents. A large company was
present. Among the wedding presents was a
fine large pig alive in a nice little box and
when the dance was in progress the music
was reinforced by the pig which would sing
every time its tail was pulled which was
quite frequently. The pig was presented by
the brother of the groom.
Ten Ohio farmers live on farms that join
each other and each farmer has a new baby
miking to firms to farmers and 10 babies.
A committee is to be appointed at once to
determine what shall be done with the babies
Dying llecrtuse I'ator Cooper Died.
From tho Now York Sun.
On Wednesday when Patrick Taaffe. who
had been employed In Peter Cooper's glue
factory in Maspeth avenue ilrooklyn heard
of the death of th: latter from whom he had
received many kindnesses he quit work de-
spondent and went to his home in Maspeth
avenue near the factory. He told his sister
of Mr. Cooper's death and said that he was
broken hearted. He refused to go to bed
and insisted in spite of his own poor health
in sitting up nil night in his chair with his
elbows upon his knees and his head between
his hands. In the morning he was found dead
in this position.
The British steamship Austral of 5800 tons
and valued at nearly $1000000 which was
acc'dentally careened and sunk a few months
ago in the harbor of Sydney Australia has
been lifted into shoal er water and successfully
floated. It was a fine piece of submarine
A cow living near Syracuse was run over by
a railway train and uninjured except that one
of her hind legs was cut off below the knee.
Her owner a skillful surgeon amputated the
limb at the knee ioint and healed the wound
and now the cow stumps along comfortably on
a Wooden leg.
For reasons liest known to myself I have this
duy discontinued the printing of thu Evening
Unlit for thu Evening Light Printing and Pub
lishing Company and herewith present to thu
good pooplo of San Antonio tho llrst copy of
tho "S VN ANTONIO LIGHT" which appears
under tho proprietorship of Giffnrd Johnson
& Winter nnd will be continued lulls present
form nnd stylo until tho new press nnd 11m-
teriul which has been ordered arrives when it
will bo enlarged to u soven column purer nnd
the new inamigemcut will utnll times endciivor
to miiku it thu best and brightest local papor til
tliu city ; free from nil pcrsouul bitterness nnd
old tlmo grudges with nn earnest endeavor to
merit whatever putronago and good will muy
bo extended to it by 11 generous public.
A. W. Uit-roit.
For reasons best known to ourselves wo
have this day withdrawn from tho Evening
Light Printing and Publishing Company nnd
wu will not bo responsible for uny debts In-
curred horenftor by or In tho nnrao of said
Kvcning Lignt iTinung and muuiMiing com-
pany. A. W. (llFK)lll)
1'. II JOHNSON.
Sail Antonio Texas April 2 18S).
Tho undersigned hnvo this day formed n co
partnership for thu purpose of conducting u
printing nnd publishing business In this city
in thu Issuing of tho SAN ANTONIO LIGHT
under tho firm name Gilford Johnson &
All mall should bo addressed to SAN AN
TONIO LIGHT. San Antonio Texas.
A W. UIFI'OIIII
T. II. .lOUNflON
W. L. WlNTEU.
8an Antonio April 3 1883.
All Paid Up Hubacrlbers
To tho Evening Light will receive tho San
Antonio Lkiht until tho expiration of tho
tlmu paid und our city agent II. F. Johnson
Is authorized to give new receipts to that
clfcct to Jlioso who deslro them.
J. C. BREEDING & SON
lloom No. 5 up-sUUro In Telephono building
southwest corner of Soledad and
PATENT TIN HOOFING PLATES.
Tho best In use. Manufactured by thn Na-
tional Sheet Metal Hoollug company Nash-
ville Tennessee. It makes tho best roof nnd
is very ornamental. Tho plates arc of differ-
ent sizes und may bo of any grade of tin de-
sired. Expansion and contraction from heut
nnd cold docs not clfect this rooting. Farmers
can use It as readily as shingles. It Is lire-proof
and ornamental. It Is very popular whero It
lias been Introduced Cull and see samples nnd
the agent In tho Telephone building southwest
corner of Soledad and Houston streets room
No. 5. up-staire. J. 0. IillKHUINU & SON
D. Quasso Merchant Tailor.
Gents' clothing mado to order. In tho latest
style mid guarantee a perfect tit. A new
method of renovating; old clothing mado to
look now. Also repairing will lie done at the
shortest notice. Terms rcutonublo. Address
Main plaza ncarFrcncli building San Antonio.
L. N. WALTJIAL.
WALTUAL & CALLAGHAN
ATTORNEYS -AT -LAW
San Antonio Texas.
nnien: Tlurvnr lmtlillmr. amitlirtniit
EMVAltD J. VMAAIiimi
Mason & Builder
C31 HOUSTON STltUET.
Estimates for dams bridges boilers cisterns
tanks furnaeos ovens grutos und buildings of
all kinds. Will guarantee satisfaction. Job-
titnff utrictlv n-Ts-ir
J. S. Lockwood J. H. Kampmiuin.
Lockwood & Kampmann
(Successors to Thornton & Lockwood).
Ijcnl 'in Mexican dollars und bullion. Tel-
egraphic transfers imule. Ellison any purlnf
huiopo und Mexico.
PETERSON & SOMMERS
Tho proprietors of tho Atlantlo Gardens havo Inaugurated n scries of
For tho public to bo given on Wednesday Saturday nnd Sunday Afternoons.
Tho muslo will bo of tho highest character nnd nil the accommodations will be flrst-clnss.
I nmllles nnd ladles will bo welcomed nnd all Improper characters will bo excluded.
They propose to mako theso concorts tho very best nnd tho Atlantlo Gardens tho most
popular In tho city.
SIMMANG & HAMPEL'S
Postoffice Exchange Restaurant.
FRESH FISH OYSTERS SIIRIRIP CRAHS AM) GAME
Always on hand and sorved in first-class stylo. Good board by tho day wock or month at
reasonnblo rates. OPEN DAY AND NIQHT. 8 10 If
S0ULE & WILLIAMS .
PAINTS OILS GLASS ETC.
Sole Agents for the Celebrated Arcrlll Ready-Mixed Paint.
Paper Hangings in Every Variety.
272 Commerce Street
WSyOrders by mall promptly attended to.
THE BEST !
Tho LIGHT o 111 co Is tho place to net tho
best printing fur thu least money.
LF.TTKIIHUADS NOTE 1 IK ADS
KNVULOPKS CAHDS KTC.
Work Delivered When Promised.
SAM C. BENNETT
Wholesale and Hetiill Dealer In
Vim WINES LIQUORS
Cigars and Tobacco. Particular attention
Rlvon to receiving nnd Bolllnir Wool for my
customers. Storo on corner of Main plaza and
Blum St. opp. Mengcr Hotel
SAN ANTONIO : : : : TEXAS.
Horse fed by the day week or month. Saddle
hone. carriage nod buggie. can be' ordered at all
No. 237 Commerce Street
Will furnlih Wooden and Metallic Burial Caie. and
Ca.keti. Ilear.e. and Carriages at all time. Offic
open' day and night. Telephone connections will
besltti officu. j-iS-tf
San Antonio Texas.
Touts are for Sale by IIUOO & HClIMK.r.TZKll.
All work Guaranteed. Prices reasonable.nggg
HIRE ME A HALL! I
I want to tell about the Doss Paper
The San Antonio Light. !
Only 10 Cents a Week. i
210 Fast Commcrco St. Pan Antonio Toiras.
Job Printing a Specially. 1
DEVINE & SMITH
SAN ANTONIO TKXAB
ES-Offico : Room j and 8 Derrne
llnllding Soledad itrorl-fc
Will attend to all bruise. in the Hate and Fed. ral
F. Groos & Co.
B A N K K its-Land
Dealers in Exchange
SAN ANTONIO - . . TEXAS
THE DIRECT LINE
San Antonio Western Texas and
TO AU. MINTS IK THE
Horth East West and Southeast
nu Tako Their Choice of Kouto
Klther via Taylor and the new
Or Tia the St. Louis 1oh Mountain & Sooth nix
Railway. Close connections at Little Rock for all
Principal fltics In the Southeast.
In the Union Depot at St. LonU with Iixpre..
train in all directions.
Pullman Palace Sleeping Cars
between SAN ANTONIO AUSTIN HOUSTON
and GALVESTON and elegant Hole Car. betwien
SAN ANTONIO and ST LOUIS WhhonTching.
W.rf" TIck". &c. apply to any of the
Ticket Agent or to
H. P. HUOHES la. Agent Hoa.toa.
A't Gen Paw. Agt. MarhallTexa.
t. CHANDLER Gen. Paai. Agt. St. LouU Mo.
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