The San Antonio Light (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 42, Ed. 1, Monday, May 21, 1883 Page: 1 of 4
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The San Antonio Light.
Vol. I.-No. 42. f
San Antonio Texas Monday May 21 1883.
Ten Cents a Week.
Caution to Consumers of Coal Oil.
WSTThli company from this date Will not handle IusiiruilCO Oil anil I'liro-
llno for the following reasons : Insurance Oil Tnnlc Co. who claim to own
these Trade Mark brand have not during several years past had any regular source of Oil
supplies but have received Insurance Oil and i'tirollno from sources where they
could buy cheapest without rejjtml to quality. Ilinucancu Oil'is simply
any quality ol Water White oil. Consumers have no KUarantuo of its Fite
Test or purity l'urolino is simply any quality of 74 Gasoline. As Gasoline
varies great y in purity consumers should only buy under the proper name of 74 0 Gas-
oline and then be sure the goods are guaranteed by responsible parlies. The quality ol
Insurance) OH and Purollno which has been furnished by Insurance Oil Tank
Co. has almost entirely stopped the demand but we wish to warn Intended purchasers we
Will not ho responsible for these brands. Very Respectfully
WATERS PIERCE OIL COMP'Y.
CALCASIEU LUMBER Ml)
East Commerce Street adjoining Sunset Railroad
P.O llox 288 Telephone?.)!.
KU15P CONSTANTLY ON HANI)
Confuting of Framing Timber. Iloxlug Fencing Dressed Flooring Siding. Ilcntled Colling
nd Finishing Lumber; ulso 11 full supply of Doom Snsh Winds Mouldings Shingles Drcsicd
mill Itnnirli Picket of nil Patterns. Plastering Lath lhirhod Wire. Mixed Paints rtililders
Hardware and everything found In u ilrst-clos lumber yard. Wo uro prep noil to liirnlsli
special bills to order ut short notice being connected with 0110 of tlio largest mills In tlio Calca
Rough Lumber same price as Rough Texas Pine $25 per M.
San Antonio Lumber Co. A. T. Hensley Manager
1 naanrn i iiiMDrnii
IN ANY QUANTITY AT
HUD. STEVES &; SOISTS'
Yards at International and Or nit Northern ltnllroad Depot nud fialvcston Harilsbtirg and
Sun Antonio railroad track l'.al Commurce Street.
The best grades always on hand. Also Doors Sash Blinds
Mouldings Shingles Fencing Barbed Wire Fence Posts
Newels Stair Rails and Ballusters. Our lumber is of the finest
quality and unexcelled. We would invite the public to ex
amine before purchasing elsewhere. Ed Steves & Sons
HIRE ME A HALL
I want to tell about tlio IIOSS I1AHOAINS to bo had ut
K.AHKT d? GO'S
Pl'-lilc'iruut Drts Glnglmm at 7K. 10 and 1SH conta.
Cff-Langtry DroLuwnsat & cent ior yard.
JSr"l.ousdnle lllcuchcd Domestic yard wide Be.
FOREST MILL BLEACHED DOMESTIC VM!?
J. H. M ARQU ART
Boot & Shoe Manufactory
1STO. 17 SOLEDAD STEBET
Opposite tho courthouse la wlioro you cun get tlio bout and neatest HOOT AND BHOK In San
Antonio lor tuo least money.
Employs Only the Best Workmen
And lii quality and prices defy competition. Always keeps on Imnd a lariro flock
H1JADY MANUFACTUItliDUOODSoflilsowil make which will bo bold at bottom prices
ALL KINDS OF1 KEPAJLHING
Neatly aud promptly dono and satisfaction guaranteed. Ulvo inu a trial.
J. H. M AB QTJAR f Proprietor
GIFF" AT DALLAS.
e (Jueen City of Tens tbs Texas Press
Association nnd tho Sfl-ngerfest.
Dallas May 19. This hnr been a galla
week for Dallas the Queen city of Texan and
er good peoplo hare proved themselves equal
tho emergency. Her streets have bees
crowded with thousands of peoplo from all
parts of the State to witness tho ifrandeit
musical treat evr boron) tendertd tho people
of Texas who havo been loud In their praise
Dallas' woudorful irrowth and the 1111-
iqualled enterprise of her citizens. Kvory nr-
ngfiiient for tho comfort of her visiting
guests was complete In evory detail and noth
ing was too (rood for our Taxes llohoralnns.
n fact the city ltse'r lucli-dlng tho hotols
restaurants street railways und tin Siougcr-
fest was extended to us In open hospitality.
Not less Uiau 25000 struuicts han vltlted
the city iln ring the week.
The Texas frees association aommcnclng on
the loth closed nn Interesting nnd benetlc ial
session this evening electing as Its officers for
the ensuing year Colonel W. M. Yundell. of
tho SeRuIn TI11101 Presldont; Colonel W. A
h'liilil.tir thn Meridian Illaile. Colonel J. V.V.I
llott uf the Dallas Herald and Cnlonol .1. W.
Month of tho Decatur Tribune as Vice Fresl-
dents: A. W. (iliroril of the San Antonio
I.kiiit. Treasurer: vf. A. Abcv. or the 1jnifviow
Duinocrat Hocretary; Hon. Hal 1..0osllng re-
tlrl 11 if President of tlio Castrovllle Quill orator;
MIps Awaua II. K. I'alnter of Bun Antonio as
poetess nun colonel John t. J.inon or cue
Ultima. Herald as tlio essayist.
mo annual oration oy rroiessor uirarncau
f the Houston Post was ono of the rnost ublo.
Interesting and lnetructlva addresses It has
lieeu inv 11 cusurc 10 iistru tu inr Tyam it urn
tho Professor great credit and It will Und a
prominent page lu my scrni book. The poem
ilellvercd by Miss Awiinn II 1C. Painter of
Sun Antonio was In short a bonutlful sweet
little poem which has ondoared hor In thu
Hearts or every cuitor in lexus. no is
ingand accomplished youugiauy or e
1 bummers all of winch sevaral of o
Innle members will bear testimony of. and If
she don't have to pcrfoim tho pleasing duty of
ntertaimnir a matrimonial p-oposiuon 011 our
ext annual I mlssniy ituexj.
1 no rouowing is a copy 01 ncr poem :
TO THE TEX AH 1'ItESS ASSOCIATION.
Oh I friends assembled hure to-day
With one uccord wo como to pay
Tribute to freedom's shrlnu ;
Her vast dominions siircailluir o'er
Our continent from shorn to shoro
Shall echo yours and mine.
From humble earth of omerald huo
Uiirluliu far to doptlis of blue
In prulrlo zophyr rlirhs :
From wild Atlantic's rush and roar.
From Paclllo's peaceful shore
The irratoful sonir shall rise.
From where the great lakes guard our
From forests of the sobbing pine
And from tho Western plain
And we in this our Southern home
(Wlioro still tho llnxoilu? in uses roam)
Will uUrtnt the Kind rofrnln.
Ours is the land unbound by creeds.
Hero each man's honors n re bis deeds.
Our Nation's press are men
Whose talents glvo thorn soverelg-uty ;
Our Nation's aristocracy
Arw yo Knights of the Pen.
Hut though with cheer you Rathtr
'Tin meet that you should giro
A sigh for those departed
Wtilio trusting thosA who live.
Some of our nation's brightost
Have pussed from us tor aye
I line initialed with tho many
Adown death's dlsmul way.
We'll pay the grateful tribute
To those we'd fain recall
To him who sought life's mystery
To those who'd love for all.
And dearest best of poets
Within each heart there Ilea
A chord of tender sadness
Which to bis name icplics.
Though soon tho tear will vanish
Unoti vacant plnco bo tilled;
Our fond henrls will not banish
The truths that each Instilled.
Dear Southland long In mourulug
For her beloved lost cause
Will Kladly hall the dawning
And In her sorrow pautu.
We'll take from hor tho willow
And decked wl' llowers gay
To literature fmetM'
We'll wed our land to-day.
In this her star of glory
We're men who'll make Uornamo
LuHtrous In f uturo story
Within tho book of famo.
Hero In these halls assembled
Her greatest and hur best
'TIs yours the Lono Star honor
Aud pride of the Northwest.
Hut knights who bear our banner
Ilowuro your fearttil power;
'TIs uoblo wheu used rightly;
Ye hold n glorious dower.
Ambition wields a sceptre
'TIs power makes men mad ;
'Till lguornnce has vanished
Your pride should make you sad.
Jealous KUard It lest you lliul
Aggrandizement too great;
Lest you should hold the gold-god
Above the weal of state.
Self-revcrenoe self-knowledge here
Tho greatest must begin ;
Yet seek the god-llko attribute
'TIs self-control mutt win.
Hnanclnlly was u grand succoss and a great
musical treat. 10 mi visitors dui was not with'
out mistakes aud errors aud I mako niv crltl
olsms. not in tho nature of oomolalnlng but as
Just so that members cau correct their mis-
taaos nnu improve ior meir next entertain-
ment to be held at Houston In May lWi'i.
Our 11 rat criticism relates to
VHOFESSOIl ritEES THE DIllKCTOIl.
rehearsal as n whole or In connection with tho
chorus. Professor Frees and the State can be
congratulated on having a vhorus containing
so many really good muilcluns who were. In
ur ui mis nvcrsigni auio to so wen rentier
ib Itose Maiden.
Second Tho Director's manner of wletdlnr
the baton. That he did It grauofillly and with
ifMhetlo etToot we grant but at the expense
of the time nnd dre'slng of both orrhostra and
ouorus. Of course Professor Frees may argue
that ho demanded such tlmo and dressing as
the written ropy of tho Cantata called for but
ne must reinoaiuertiiat 111 accoruani'o wuu
the number of plces and voices under his
command he should exercise the fullest lib-
erty allowed him us all composers hntlt as to
utno ami pnrasing.
Third- Ills excessive tiro of his soloists at re-
hrirsal. We were at rehearBiil. anil consider
all the solos better rendered there than at the
concert and wo attribute Hi h to the weari
some nnd unnecessary renditions of tho entire
soios wnen 11 necessary ni 1111 1110 portions
only which In his Judgment were faulty
should have been repeatod; but as the snllsts
(it wnom no complaint 1 worn rcsiucnts 01
Dallas this should have been rcctltlcd. at least
the wcok previous. Professor Frees will with
experience doubtless overcome many other
minor erruisanu wo preuict n uriiintiit. suture
ior uira as no uas not only talent but nmui
Hon aad energy.
mix mina woi.r
Dallas taay well be proud of lior lovely voice
and nltluiugh sho wns accented lis the bright
particular star of tho Sicugcrfrst yet we think
sn will be heard Inter 011 In n smaller building
to bettor ndvantairo. Homo critics will nrotia-
blv take excentlon to her nielhnd. In couso.
oueuco of which she often cuts a nolo oil short
before taking an Inspiration or will allow a
uoto to nliuost die for tho same nurntise. The
serious objections we found were that she
made US') of tho tremolo for which with her
fresh young voice theie wns no uso or excuse
as professional artists uso It only to cover a
falling voice nxcopt. of course where passages
are so written Then again in balHd she
"mouths" her words too much us Dartiuubirlr
notlrablo In her encore "Away Down 011 thn
Swanro Hlver." itullad singing Is tho sweetest
test of which u 11 artiste can bo subjocted. Tho
miisio must uocesxarlly more olToctlvvly
minor me wurus or 11 is a iauurc
as thero would have been no uso
for tho mujlo to have been written could tho
words have hud tho satno olrect unon the sytn
nathles and nasslons hv resdlrnr as bv vocallza.
lion. Tho aria from Travlatu would have been
nerfret had she given a little moro rvthine and
wing in several nnrs. wucrouoi oniy me music
t titioworiis ami 111c inciting uemunuou 11
.Mils Al. woir has a splendid tuture as she 1
evidently n student and exorcises great care
in 1 act a 111110 urn care huh inure "cine wuu
a few lessons in elocution would make an
etiori uy 1111s lauy 111 a suiiauia room oruuuu
nig u ricu musical ireui.
MISS F.I.SIIltA WOLF
nossctscs a rich contralto voice and hut for twi
or three huish notes In her middle rvnl&te
would do very liuiil to surpass and being less
restricted bv mechunlaal cultivation than her
sister win oiten oiitsninc iter. However it is a
fortunate family possusiiug two such singers
as me jnsses vt 011.
MISS It. L. flOHSRK
has a strong soprano voice of the baritone or.
dors.wlth core good training und tnothod It may
roaounu cretin to uerseit nnti nor menus. At
presont she Is too careless of little things und
uses too much uhvslcnl elTort. This Indv will
not havo a voice long unless sho avoids the
MUS. L. tlOSI.IN
would do well to hear Pnttt or Marie Itose and
take some iiuins to oaltein after thitn nrunv
other good vocal! it us It Is too Into for her to
go into a tnorougn musicul training suo ren
dered her numbers with considerable 01 edit.
MII.T. F. HALLO RAN
has a good "tear tenor voice and we feel sure
wo did not hear him ut his bost. It occurred to
us hn was saving lilinscir a little too much; wo
think In ballad say up to A Mr. llnlloran
wuuiu ue nearu wuu pieusuio.
wr havu no doubt he would tin himself lustlca
xne maie cuorus uy tne uaiveston bum-
manuers. was wo 1 reiitiareu. critically una
lnusirnuy coriect cut not suitcti 10 me size
'i ne overture to "Jiartna uy 1110 orcnesiru
wns meir uesi nuiuuer nuu was wen pe
Tho cantata. "Itose Maiden." was Dleusantlr
und. all things considered vorr creditably
renuereu. unerrwus somo utile uruggiugut
piitocs aim aiiiiougu tno parts wero not par-
ticularly well balanced yet the result maybe
consiuercti a success ana h creait to an con
Dallas has no musical society but tho ladies
worked hard especially Mrs. J. Schneider and
Mr. Sanger driving up recruits wherever to
bo found und when every other argument
fulled they would urge that the occasion was
fur the benellt and credit of Dallas aud that
would always bring them to rehearsal und
practice und the audiences that gathered fully
The next Sumgerfest will be In Houston. It
would have been in ban Antrum but for thn
neglect of the Ileethoven society In falling to
attend or oven sending word they could not
come alter uaving promised to tiu sn bud
dbeourU-sy or neglect deserves to bo resented
WOOL Til AUK.
Tlio Dealers' I.lttlo Schema to Depredate
the Sun Antonio -Market
Tho wool market here Is reported quiet and
nd vices from the Eastern market have not
been encouraging. The reports from the Lou
don market showed an unusually low opening
This state of thu market bus caused the buyers
to uso every elTort to break down the high
prices uud leuulng up for cheap wools for
wiiicii tney sawn tuture. uoinout &- Nusli
011 the Ktb sold 4U0 si'cus at W ccut concession
consisting of wool comparatively neglected ty
reiison ot short stable tenderness and unsight
ly appearance. This fact wits taken advantage
01 uy simie ucaiure to snow null me DOUOIl
hud fallen out of tho San Antonio market an
somo newsnatiors wero worked to have thn m
ronooiis Impressions but tho tact remains that
mere is pnioucaiiy 110 ureas 1110 reduction I
many cases not amounting to more than '4 of
Oouthout & Nash sold last week IKHI sucks
ranging irom uy to -l4 cents per pound
Their market btiows :
ItecelptS ". 260)
Storo ut depot 4118
in transitu rnuroaii
TX1K TKXA8 EDITORS.
List of Those Who lAsted Through tha
City Haturdny Night.
The following Is a list of members of tho
Texas Press association undor charge of Col-
01 11. w. McCullough Aslstunt (Jcneral
nssenter and Ticket agent of the Qould sis-
tcui participating lit tho Montcroy excursion
and the papers they represent :
!0"'"cx-IrcslIc'. Castrovllle Quill!
t" ; f"iSVHry iiugviow iicniocrai;
v . Olirord 'lreusurur.SAN Antonio I.kiiit;
F. eairor. WnirHhiinliiit f.'tif.ir..ri.... 1
'etcher Journal Atlanta; Albert u'. Itust!
1 ulndea er. llrdrru-nr- u f still a.
County Tlnios Ilellvlllo; M. II. Custer thinner
Cooper; 1'. I). Itock Woodvlllo Kurckit; It. Wll-
rV" i-emer; r. v. Knde. (Ireenvilli
iieraiii; i.utner w. Clark Itrazos Pilot; J. T.
Davis. Texas Wcntnrti- v h ti..i'ri. 1 '....
Toxan; J. M. Shumate. Otlld Nunc! Itnunil
' Ii8"0 'ullan Freo Press San Marcos;
... .v . Iv . fuieiu iicnricttu; j. i. j ones.
Hot Point Post: II. A. Ilulhnrt. i'n.J. r MTl
server; O. 1. M0I.11I11. Howie Cross Tlmb.n.;
Ilyron Drew Kiiuruian Sun; .1. c. Sun Albany
Starttt. I) Cox Times Temnlc: John II.
iiuioiiinson Argonaut Morgan; Alexander
Wynn. Ueaumont Enterprise; J. P. Hrldges
First The arrangement of the orchestra
ntul chnrus. We think it would huv kxon
more prudent had the sopranos and tcuoti Intrunsltti nad.
boon sunnorted by tho corresponding instru- I
montslu tho orohestrn whereas the tcvorse ' .
was thu fact all the heavy brass and nuss in. . -i mis numuorsoiu 11
strutnents being pluccu imioetllatcly nlougelde .
tho tenors and sopranos and vice vorsa It Is I
soiiiotlmesadiulssabln to have tho chorus nud ! 77 !
orchestra so arranged as to trlve a better 1 ffct come . i;ame I Come I
and blending of parts in the extremo nortlons Ami i-u.ni. iUr..t r.111.1. ...!....! .tti
nf a lsrsre bullilluQ'. but a Derfaot nrehiit in. 1 i.nit. ......
and well-drilled ohoi us af tor many reht-urtnls nud the goods ouallyahowii wo shall bo pleased
i".V l vi 1 v-.....u. uiiii.i i einiw Bynryoouy our utrgo assortment 01
which en oxtiTlenced leader would tako such hoes slippers sanduls tics nainsooks mus-
a risk ll.ii lu it iu-tiinoo the ohorus was litis Victoria lawus parosols fans Bilks
.1 J: . .11! . V V 'i minis ciuuroiueries ihcvs oniiars etc
of the Mate uud tha orchestra had liad but one o. It. FitA.tK' Alntno Pliua
I "..1 f " " uiiica ii.-aeou Kingston;
II. T. Miller Henderson Times: It. O. Luac
Cisco Hound IJp; H. Duncan llstray Hecord
Dallas: C.J. Pllgram Inquirer Uonzulos; V
11. llulris uaiup County Kxpross; C. A. Kcsso-
ior uass uouiiiy sun; .1. P. Hurt. U liner Mir.
rjir; Dr. uudell. Segulu Times; E.I. Williams
Corpus Chrlstl Caller; II. II. Sullivan. North
'lexus Mercury; John I.evln Hatiacr llreu-
hainjJ.F. Mitchell. (Ircenvllle Itannen W. J
Johnson News. Mt. Pleasant; J. S. Penn
LurednT hues: F. N. Dllvi.r ij.ivl.t.iu.. iitl
light; J. M. Connor. Jr.. Morris County Herald;
8. M. Carlelon ICunls Ilevlew; T. It. Leeinau
c"ri!l;;?.l.m.'!0lrl"i K- Ynntts Locnl-Chronl-clc.
Wills Point; Dr. Max Ilrwltz Victoria Zol-
imigi i. 1. uitneii r.yie MtitsliclliJ A. Cas
niuuia iiawKeve; o. A. r lsliburn. Mexlu
liodgur; i: (I. Itust Dallns Sunday Mercury; K.
B. Terry W I Is Pointer; K. W. llurrls. News
lendotaon: It. .1. Itldgell. Narrow Giugc; It. 8.
Minbriiugh Mestiulter Mesquite; .1. W. John-
son Houston Post; Oscar O. Nation llruzorlrt
Intlciieudent; J. W. llooth Decatur Tribune;
A. O. Scurlqck Cleburno Chronicle; William A.
lelds. Meridian lllniier .1. it. f'rniin i:...
Illo Advance: V. It. Ilnlh..i. ii... tn..
Item; . Louis J. Wort ham. Jeffer
son Wide-Awake: Charles Culm ire.
(Icrman Post Houston; O. ltlce.
J;"l?rA.rltu'.: ' E- Cooper (leorgetow Sun;
C M. Wlluicth Christian Preachor Dallas; A.
II. Person Herald-News Denlsou; J. W. Put.
11.01. 1.1 to ohick journal; J. r. Jones Planter
Secretary of State; 1 D I.lllard. Fulrlleld lle-
corder; C. K. Oilbcrt Abilene Hoportcr; J.O.
yuuuF isuirs jitiuiii i ieasaui; t; it. Allen.
Isltor (lalvi'ston; II. Km) the Times Wenth-
erford; Cary W. Stvlcs Duinocrat Fort Worth:
J.A. C-iispar Hawkeyc; J. W. Oolledgc Mir-
The cxcursl n will return to San Antonio
Wednesday and will snend n dm-in ihu itv
Only about two-thirds of thnnunitinr iiniw.m
nt the convention ut Dallas wero able to join
Judge Mason Takes Ills Seat nud Dlsnusaa
of u Number of Cases.
The now torm of tho Probate court cotn-
moncod this morning Judgo -Mason presiding
when tho following business wus douo:
Tho administration In the cstato of W O.
lam reported sulo of land lu Tloxarand Han
dera counties which was approved.
'iho will of V. D. Watsou was admitted to
probate when U llheltiiliin lioschon and Mary
Jano .Magford wore iippoiutcd guardians of tho
minor children. W. F. Kllllgrow und T. A.
Watts were appointed us executors without
J. I.. Thompson's will wus Drobatcdnnd tho
executrix Lola Thompson was nppoln'etl
guanuau 01 aiisan moiuit Tlioinpsou minor.
Uoorgo and Margarita Hoado wero appointed
Cttardluns of Mary Socbcr minor uuder 8S50U
u8'"! i SM? wa" nP.Polntcd guardian of
Frank II. Wash minor; bond $NXW.
Tho County Judge announced that during
the term of tho Probnto court thn com t will
bo only open for business trout 0 till H and
from 4 till U except for urgent business.
Is not as many supposo simply vrntcr-whlto
iju ucnipoi urc ivai on our is superior to
nu.vi-r.iuiv yi liuy Ullicr IllUminUtlllg nil
Notes ou Ueards.
How many people lemember the time when
abeaided man was as great a curiosity in Pic-
cadilly ol London or the Broadway of New
nor as a ucaruca woman would now be I
Yet it was bat the other day so to speak that
a respectable merchant would have been
thought out of his mind had he appeared in
hit counting home wearing; even a pair of
moustaches much more a full beard. England
and the United States wrre clean shaven at to
the mouth and chin down to the outbreak of
the European revolutions of 1848. A con-
temporary tells us that the first bearded mem-
ber of the House of Commons was George
Frederick Muntz the representative of Bir-
mingham He was regarded as very eccentric
rather crazy and a great curiosity altogether.
The Grst bearded peer was the duke ol New-
castle Loid Aberdeen's war minister whose
beard was a consequence of his visit to the
seat of war in the Crimea. He sat for his
portrait to Mr. George Kichmond who
lamented that the beard had spoilt "the finest
mouth in England." Prince Albert was the
first person near the throne who wore mous-
taches from the days of Kint; Charles I. to
our own lime and President Grant was the
first bearded President of the United .Stales.
President Lincoln simp'y wore the all-round
chin whiskers which spoil (he outline ex-
pression of the '-human lace divine."
The British Government lias been defeated
thrice within the laU two weeks a fact which
.has hid the result of weakening its prestige
and strengthening the popluar belief that its
downfall is approaching. The Minister' feol
that they cannot depend upon the majority
and It i understood that several of their num-
ber desire a fresh general election. The ad-
ministration has lot gtound everywhere stilt
a diisolutinn this year is Improbable. The
Transvaal que tion threitcns to place the
G jvernmint aeab in a minority. Should thta
happen Mr. Gladttone'i position would be
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