The San Antonio Light (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 22, Ed. 1, Friday, April 27, 1883 Page: 1 of 4
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The San Antonio Light
Vol. I.-No. 22.
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I SHEETS CORREVON & CASTLES !
j Alamo Plaza San Antonio Texas. I
CALCASIEU LUMBER YARD
East Commerce Street adjoining Sunset Railroad
I. 0. 1 Jo.x 288 Telephone 291.
KEEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND
Consisting oPIFrnnilng Timber. Iloxlng Fencing Dressed Flooring Siding Headed Celling
ul Finishing Lumber; also u full supply of Doors Sash Minds Mouldings. Shingles. Divined
mid Hough Pickets of nil Patterns Plastering Iatli Ilarbed Wlro Mixed Paints lliilldeis
Hardware and everything found in a llrst-cluss lumber yard. Wo aru prcpircd to luriilsh
8ioclal bills to order at short notice being connected with one of tho largest mills In the Calca-
Rough Lumber same price as Rough Texas Pine $25 per M.
San Antonio Lumber Co. A. T. Hcnsley Manager.
Houston Street noxt to Dr. IlerlT'a residence.
All the delicacies of tho season.
ELEGANT PRIVATE DINING KOOIuS
OPUN DAY AND NIOHT.
Imported wines liquors and cigars always on
CARTER & MULLALY
Funerals Furnished With livery lteiiulaltc.
Special attention given to forwarding bodies
lo all parts of tho United States. E&Tulophono
connection. Culls attended day and night.
Great llarguliiH in Houses and Lots
ltock house and fine lot with llower garden
anil grape arbor near Avenue 1) for 5:1100.
Two housos on one lot 011 avenue D for
Nlco cottage on San Pedro avenuo fl rooms
Hock- houses near Alamo street $1200 $UOO
Two nlco now houses near Sunset depot.
Lots for salo in all parts of the city.
W. K. HILTON
203 West Houston street.
Important to the Traveling Public.
do to tho Central hotel of San Antonio.
Flrst-Ilecauso being recently finished and
furnished In the neatest style with tho cool
and airy hnlls and electric light It Is tho most
comfortable place In tho city.
Second llccause being In tho vory contro of
tin) city between tho two depots with street
cars In front and stages and hacks to all points
it is tho most convenient to business and
Third Because under tho Biimo management
for tho last 10 years you can get moro Infor-
mation about tho country and people.
Fourth I localise it In tho only tlrst-class ho-
tel In tho city at $1 to ?1.50 por day and it Is to
your Interest upon the principle that a dollar
saved Is a dollar nuido.
llussos leave this hotel forovdry train and
stages and hacks for Handera Pleasanton
Stockdalo and Intermediate points dally at 7 u.
111. (except Sundays) and Helena and points
south Mondays Wednesdays amd Fridays at 7
. in. and Hoerno and points north dully at 8
This hotol Is provided with a postofllco mid
all mall to its care delivered dally ut 10 a. in.
mid 4 p.m. (except Sundays) when tho olllco
Itself is open from 11 to 12 a. in.
Kngllsh German Fronch mid Spanish Ian
fiunsot east 11 a. in. and 4:33 p. in.
Sunset west 0:40 p. in.
International and flreat Northern north
7:15 u. m. and 2 p.m.
International and Groat Northorn south 0
P. in- . I. N. Hakeii
Just U10 Thing lor Suininur
Mr. Frank A. Solfel lias just received a lino
lot of tho Improved Triumph Coal Oil Stoves
of all sizes sultahlo forull purposes. Thoy will
boll roast and hetit. anything without tho
necessity of allro. Prlcu froni'75 conts. Call
und soo them at Sotfell's store Alamo street
opposite Oeorgo Dullnlg's. 4-12-lm
To lie Offered Only a Short Time by
Cohen & Koeiilghclin.
no'toWB)"11 hats nt M cc"ts cncl1' wort"
2Tidozcii line wool hats at $1.00 each worth
$?W0lCn Moxlcim fult linls nt 81Jfnclii worth
lUOmoro of thosogenulno Indigo bluo llannel
p 00 rcoclve'1 by eI'rcss nt 88.50 worth
B0 dark casslmcro suits at $8.50 worth $11.00.
? arh "hnero suits ut $11.00 worth $13.50.
Wl dark casslmei-o suits at $3.50 worth $5.00.
5S "'' casslmcro sultH at $4 00 worth t 00.
50 boys blue llannel suits at 5200 worth $3 60.
worth ? I 50 cas8lmt!r0 kuco I"1"'8 at S1 w
wo'rhPi''(K)EnfllSl' cottoDudo 'm"u nt
AVdozcn. all silk handkerchlofs at 50 cents
This week wo otter spnclal Inducements to
city trade and only ask an liispeotlon of tho
above bargains to convince you that you can
buy clothing or anything else in our line us
cheap of us us In any eastern city.
"Ir3tr COIIKN & IlOENIdUElM.
To Suit Kvory Lady's Ttmte.
Wo have heard a great deal of comment
lately lit a very favorable way notouly on tho
extent but alto on tlio character 0 tho stock
which Wolfson curries In I ho various depart-
ments of his house Nono of tho remarks
however huvo been moro Muttering than those
bestowed on his millinery department. Ho es-
tablished this brunch to meet a pressing want
In Sun Antonio mid It has grown to such pro-
portions that ho has found it necessary to en-
gngo tho services of one of the ilncst milllnors
to take 1 csneeiiU charge of that dopurtment.und
the sulosludlcs and trimmers In it. This new
leuturoenablos the ladles to huvo their hats
trimmed uccordlng to their own tasto. and to
match any suit by 0110 who has hud practical
experience ami ran guuranteo satisfaction.
Ludlcs can piiieliano hats und bonnets.trlmmed
or iintrtmmed nnd those who ileslro can havo
trimming dono on shortest notice for bnlli.wed.
dings funerals picnics travel etc. Mr.
Wolffcon's stock of llowors leathers ribbons
ornaments etc.. Is very oxtonslve and ladies
can select tholr huts nnd trimmings without
leaving tho houso. This Is 11 feature which
will bo extensively appreciated by tho fair
sex. 4-24-4 1
At Gilbert's No. 4 Houston street. 4-21-lin
dents' Straw Huts.
A Inrgo assortment of Bonis" straw huts at
J. Josko & Sons'. 4-3t!-tf .
First-Class Cook Wanted
Immediately. I'mpilro at Ludwlg Maneko's
restaurant Bchoiz's gulden. 4.50-yt
If you wnnt lollublo Information about
Mexico go to NIoTcngg bookseller. Commerce
street und purchaso the Ilepubllo of Mexico In
1882 with tho best map of our sister Republic
all for $2 60 por copy. 4-5-tf
Ladles and gentlemen to canvass for books
and albums. Agents making threo dollars a
day. Apply ut 250 West Commerce St.; room 2
Kurz & Kiiliii'a
Steam Sausago factory rocommends Itself to
all epicureans who wish to test lino cervelnt
rpllat bologna und Wlenna sausages. Head
cheese and blood pudding always on hand.
Salesroom 411) Houston strcbt next door to
Maverick laud odleo.
He Gooil l'.ilougli to Note It.
Mr. Park Doe manufacturing lowelcr and
engravor has taken part or tho Btoroat241
Commerce street where ho will carry on tho
business of a manufacturing and repairing
Jeweler. Dllllcult work and lino ongruvlng a
specialty. Trado work from ull parts of tho
Stiito solicited and satisfaction guaranteed.
Park Doe 241 Coinmereo street San Antonio.
Tho populur turners nnd cabinet makers of 220
bust Houston street havo completed their new
shop. Thoy are now roudy to oxecuto any and
all work In their lino and Invite their cus-
tomers and the public generally toglve them a
trial. Thoy will make ovory effort with their
Increased fueilltles to ploaso everybody In
work and prices.
San Antonio Texas Friday April
LATH TKLKaitAFIUO NEWS.
Sullivan Will Fight.
Boston April 36. Sullivan says: There's
no question at all of my meeting Mitchell In
Madison Square garden on May 14 in as good
condition as I was ever in at any contest in
which I was engaged.
A Carlinville Illinois special says: The
coal miners at Stanton Mt. Olive Gillespie
and Bunker Hill are on a strike. They de-
mand an advance ol hall a cent per bushel.
The strikers number from 1200 to 1500.
Warsaw April 26. A fire In a cabinet
maker's shop burned to death 16 workmen-
The striking factory hands in the City ol
Seyrardow stoned the troops sent to arrest
the leaders. The troops fired upon the
men killing two and severely wounding five.
King Alcahot Victorious.
Detroit April 26. In the Legislature
this forenoon the House took its turn in pass-
ing the prohibition amendment. It failed by
a vote of 57 to 39 with 8 absentees. Neces-
sary to carry the amendment 69. This ends
the matter at this session.
Telephone Systom -New Opera House.
Fort Worth April 26. A move is on
foot to connect several cities adjacent to Fort
Worth by telephone the system to cover a
distance combined of 162 miles.
The contract for the new opera house build-
ing has been let to Heptinger ol St. Louis
Little RoCKApril 26. The investigation
by the Government's special agent of irregu-
larities in ex-United States Marshal Brown's
accounts has developed crookedness extend-
ing through the greater portion of the late
Marshal Torran's term Brown being his
chief deputy and having Torran's full confi-
dence. Clock Shop Hurned.
New Haven April 26. 10 a. m. The
New Haven clock shop covering an entire
block is burning with the prospect of a seri-
rious conflagration. Several hundred
employees will be thrown out of employ-
ment. 10:30 a. m. The clock shop is still burn-
ing. The loss is roughly estimated at $200-
000. One man jumped from the third
story window breaking his legs and arms.
State Capitol Notes.
Austin April 26. The Odd Fellows held
a celebration here to-day by parading the
Avenue headed by . nrass band. They pro-
ceeded to the Senatejcliamber where the Hon.
Charles Gibson delivered an oration on the
merits of the mystic order.
The Huntington Institute ol Woodville
Tyler county filed a charter of incorporation
There are now over 100 applications for
pardons in the Governor's office. A number
of these are renewals of some that were de-
nied by Governor Robert s
Kngllsh Uxhlblts-ltnllway Kxpoiltlou.
Chicago April 26. A London cable
gram received here announces the shipment
of 17 cases of exhibits including "Rocket"
George Stephenson's first locomotive for dis
play at the railway exposition which opens in
this city on May 24. In addition to the main
exposition building the management has con-
structed a temporary building on the Lake
front making the structure five blocks in
length taken altogether. Among the novel-
ties will be an electric railway the first one
operated in this country.
Neus From South Africa.
New York April 26. Panama advices
say; At the request of the United States
Chili orders the authorities at Valparaiso and
Callao to tender every courtesy to the Japan
ese iron clad shortly to arrive in the South
Garcia Calderon has appealed to the Su-
preme court of Chili against Ihe attempt to
compel him to give evidence in Chili res-
pecting the fraudulent issue of bank notes in
There was a conflict recently between In.
dlans and Argentine troops. The latter had
10 men Kineu ana tnree taken prisoners. The
Indians killed 12 Brazilians patherinir ruh.
General Caceres Dromlses to raid Lima and
hopes the people will rise and massacre the
There is a yellow fever scare at Lima and
Six priests have been arrested in Arenuinn.
having sold jewels and plate belonging to the
San Pablo convent.
The villace of Matachin. on the Panama
railroad has been almost entirely destroyed
by fire. Loss about $60000.
Affairs lu Ireland.
Dublin April 26. Harrington M. P. in
a speech at the meeting of the National
League charged the police with intimida
ting people for the purpose of preventing
them from joining the league and subscribing
to the testimonial of Parnell. Many men
have been lying in prisons for a week and
some for years without a public trial. They
were tried by "hole and coroner" inqu'ries
and frienJs were unable to offer any evidence
to extricate them. One informer was suffi-
cient for the Government no matter how
many persons could prove their innocence.
The persons accused.were never brought lace
to face with the informer. He was even daily
tempte . wi h IT rc of freedom money or
bribes; "whisky often induced him to swear
away the liberties of his fellow men." (Cries
of "shame shame.") Hsrrington said he
could prove that such overtures had been
made to severjl men In the Galway jail by
detectives who had tried to induce them to
swear away the liberties of men not in custo-
dy. It was necessary to resist the ef-
foils made to crush Irish liberty and public
Cork April 2G. Carmody and Morgan
two of the men arrested here on the charge of
being connected willi the dynamite conspiracy
have hrrn flUrharnrd frnm ....I.J.. All .1.1
other men have been sent to Liverpool to be
ii icu uii wai cnargc.
AltT IN SAN ANTONIO.
The importance of decorative art as applied
to the household is now penerallv admitted.
As a result we see many changes which
augur well lor the future of art in the city and
in the State. Our wealthy citizens think in
infra dig to live in shanties as they did in
years gone by and houses in hieh order of
architecture are rising in all parts of the city
the calcimincd walls are giving place to ar-
tistic paper hangings and the homely furni-
ture gives place to the modernized form of
antique furniture. All this is satisfactory as
an evidence of cultivated taste prevalent in
the city but in one thing our citizens are
neglectful and that is in the attention paid to
painting and sculpture which ate the true ac-
cessories of an elegant house. In the well-
furnished houses of some of our citizens are to
be found cheap inartistic chromos the dupli-
cates of which can be seen in the dwellings
of the poor or in the necro shantv. This
should certainly not be because it is not cred
itable to the taste of the owner and lurnlshes
no encouragement to art. There is an old
proveib that art begets art. This is true. The
more artistic productions that lay around us the'
more is public admiration incited and the
more is the youth inspired with a love of the
beautiful in nature and art. The contempla-
tion of an artistic production has in many in-
stances. Inenlml thonrli.l nn.l
talent genius. An improvement and culture
of art in San Antonio may be the means of
diuujwc lonn a genius who shall enshrine
not only the city and the State but the Re-
public with immortal honor.
ni:llh: s fate.
Ex-Oovornor nubbaril's Daughter Seeks a
Divorce as a Means to Iteturn Home.
Coachmen are below par in Ihe matrimonial
market. Miss Nellie Hubbard daughter of
ex-Governor Hubbard of Hartford Con-
necticut who four years ago set the fashion
for rich girls to elope with their father's coach-
men has just got a divorce in New Haven
from Frederick Shepard on the ground of
abandonment. As he made no counter
charges it is supposed that the illiterate hus
band and his educated wife had mutually
agreed to separate. It was while teaching
Shepard to read and write that l8-y ears-old
Miss Nellie imagined she lost her heart.
Eleven days after their secret marriage
the ex-Governor was confronted with the
wedding certificate sent him by Shepard's
parents. Nellie admitted that she was mar-
ried that she loved Shepard and that she
notwithstanding her parents' attempts to re-
uiuii ncr. iur. iiuooirn disowned her then
and Irom that time Nellie's name has been a
forbidden word in the household.
The wayward girl then disappeared from
the aristocratic horizon though she remained
in Hartford for nrarlu inn v ck. i
clerked in a shoe store and she had plenty of
money some in her own tight and more Irom
her heartbroken mnlhor I.. ....... . i
communicating with her cherished daughter.
The couple lived happily and finally a daugh-
.j.. s uuin iu iiicui. aDoui two years ago
Ihev removed to New Hnvm. l.r. ci....i
started a large livery stable in connection with
a huici anu ue is sun running it prosperously.
Nellie and her friends however furnished the
canital. The nnlr liv.1 in ... .......
but after a while they began to find that their
iim uo longer agreed. Shepard was de-
veloping into a frnnil hniln.i 1 1.1.
wife showed her contempt of the fashionable
' r "" " B"'iicu" costumes
bhe also drove a dog cart and a pony. Being
beautiful she naturally attracted attention.
Among her avowed admirers was a wealthy
manufacturer of that city and a New York
millionaire who often had business in New
Haven. Shenaril. nfrnnrt I.-.
and they separated several months ago. Mrs.
Shepard then engaged a lawyer Mr. Blyden-
burg who was counsel for the Malley boys-
Jo put through a divorce for her. It is not be-
lieved that even this will appease her father.
John llrown's Succesior.
The Oueen hat a S.mnrl nrcnnal .......
in Lohlein who came to England with the
Prince Consort as valet de chambre and re-
mained in his servlro till M rlaih r .M.i-
was the only person in the royal household
wiui ww'in urown never attempted to inler-
fere. Lohlein's duties however have long
been merelv nominal nnd h r.tM. f. il..
greater part of the year at his house in Wind-
iir v-uMic. Loiucin u is said will be John
The Globe's Free Concerts.
Till nvn.l ... i .1.. n.
405 Wo3t Conimerco street uro attracting nt-
from tho llret masters. Vocul muslo within
keeping of tlild. Visitors to tho city collcltod
to glyotho (Ihjboa call. Fino refreshments
eatables and a fragrant smoko with polito at-
tendance always to bo had. r
jtji w.u wiuaiiT proprietor
Ten Cents a Week.
A Full Description of the New Style Car-
rent In Franco.
The following translation from Le Follet
the highest authority on tht fashions is pub-
lished for the benefit of the fair readers of
Of washing materials every day brings
some charming variety j but though many o f
these are in course of preparation at the dif-
ferent dressmakers at the time of writing the
weather is unsuitable to their wear. Nothing
very novel as to facon has appeared. We
have already said that they like other ma-
terials will be worn as a combination of plain
and pattern the plain portions of the dress
being of cretonne sateen or a light quality of
silk and the trimmings principally lace and
As to ribbons we have never known them
worn in greater profusion or variety of style
and material many and those are naturally
the most expensive are hand-painted; broad
silk or satin sashes with gtoups of flowers
painted at each end are a most elegant
finish to a child's frock. Other pattern
ribbons are brocraded or printed some of the
designs in the latter being very eccentric.
Plain and reversible ribbons of two colors or
two materials are lavishly used for flat bows
draping tunics and scarves raising the
drapery of poufs and other back breadths
and for trimming bodices and sleeves. Loops
of ribbons are employed to edge tunics
scarves basques and to sew In fuliings of
lace; or a row of loops may be put as a head-
ing to a kilting and falling partly over it.
As bodice trimmings they are much worn.
A series of bows forming pattes fastening
across a lace frill down the centre of the cor-
sage gives an elegant finish and is generally
Dinner and ball dresses are excessively ele-
gant and luxurious in style. Both light and
dark colors are worn and thick and thin tis-
sues used together.
It will be gathered from the foregoing des-
cription that trains worn with ball dresses or
ie fact with any skirt are arranged so as to
permit of their being easily raised for dancing
or in passing through a crowd or narrow pas-
sage. They may be worn from the waist
and quite loose from the skirt or attached at
the bend of the knee. In the former case an
elegant woman will know how to carry her
train gracefully over her arm while dancing;
the train from the knee can only be raised in.
the hand as it could not be lilted over the
arm. In either case a button on some part
ol the underskirt and a loop on the train
both hidden under some ornament will serve
to drape the train and are fastened or de-
tached instantaneously. The underskirt must
or course be trimmed as it is shown by the
raising of the train. Short dresses are worn
by young girls and by young married ladles.
T i hey are de rigucr for the former while with
the latter it is a matter of convenience and
The moire straps worn as a sleeve or still
worse the armhole of the bodice without any
pretense even of a sleeve arc quite things of
the past. Quite short sleeves are worn or
they may be a little longer if preferred but
their existence must be evident. In the case
of hnrilrf with In.. .
w ... tunc or musun
sleeves worn underneath a fashion to be
mucii auorea tnis season the armhole is cut
a little lower nn h cln.l.l.. .1 i.
i .1. i 7 iiiii usual :
then the lace sleeve is sufficient without one
ui uic uuuitc material.
For the hinh iir dml .I...M.I .i
flat sleeves with mousquetaire revers are used
Slmnle dr8c nt ....1.. .
made with pleated ikirls; those of surah or
..... .!. imc a mass oi narrow kilted
The round skirts of walking dresses though
clearing the ground wilt not be worn so short
as those of the winter; the plisses either of
lace and muslin or some material differing
from the dress will be used round the ednes!
and be found n nr.oi nni..iin. .u .
. ir .1 V. I""'"""" iu uic SKUl
itself as they are easily removed and replaced
Shawl tahllers ihil. .:n.
in the front at the side or midway between.
. T i .i l '"'"""au'c ol thick ma-
terial the taldipr tnsu K. .... .1.!- .1 .
1 "J vul PB BUI
if it drapes well the same effect is produced
llV dlltintr it Innr. -J 1..! .
fo'lds. l"s""UB "" m
Round tunics raised much higher at one
side tnnn tni nth.r no .1.. . iti. ..
r .. " V7V . "iutu unco ; me
collection of fold at ih m. i '
lv ornamented by a bow a strap of velvet or
. iuouEn a oucKie a metal
ornament failrnpd nn th .:. i..ir .. .
.1. 11 n '". IBHI WllllOUl
the ribbon or a flat bow.
Ribbon velvets in rows are very much worn
as trimminirq. nn al-irtc (1 '.. .
: . - n-i iiuuulq aim cures oi
tunics etc. and permit of very artistic combi-
nations of color such as dark blue and deep
crimson pale blue and ruby grey and grenat
etc.; the "sine qua non" being the velvet
u man inc material it trims.
Crosswav hamU nf u.lu.i ..i ...i...
made in the same manner many laveu&e
tnnir hInr linn.1 ...lit. . i i i.
. . ........ tiui u. uroaa uias and
turned up to show it.
With thin n.gl.l. ...Ul.U ... J.n- .. .
............ .....v...... nuitu arc U1IIICU1I to
adjust closely to the figure waistbands will be
fashinnablu wnrn. il.. l.i:. .i
' -." "uuii.c may men De a
lit lo looser and kept to the waist by the
The u.lll1e j : . . .
... t uuuucu a variety oi
wavs fastening at the sides under long loops
i - '"iiuturac uucKie or
clasp; the latter style gives great scope for
handsome nnd arllcli. .... 1
Diamonds diamantes brilliants and real
old paste" will be much la requet-fot the
purpose 4 H
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