The San Antonio Light (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 42, Ed. 1, Monday, May 21, 1883 Page: 2 of 4
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The San Antonio Light.
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Entered at postolllco at San Antenlo Toxas
as socond-class matter.
MONDAY MAY 21 188 3.
The New York Legislature has provided
for the better insecurity of savings banks by
extending; the list of "securities" in which the
trustees may iavest the funds of their depos-
itors. There will likely be a revival of
DOES Kev. Talmage think he can give us a
practical religion that will label goods cor-
rectly will not sell pinchbeck far gold will
not sand the sugar will give us pure milk
and food without poisonous adulterations ? If
so he will make converts by hundreds of
thousands and invest preaching with a new
and sweeping charm.
Lord Beaco.nsfikld has been dead two
years and yet on the anniversary of his
death not only Qaeen Victoria but the pesple
decked the grave of the dead premier with
flowers. Such an instance is almost un-
paralelled and yet it is not'surprising for the
simple reason that the affairs in Ireland alone
show that a man of his calibre is now wanted
at the head of the Eiglish Government.
It IS obvious that the Ilritish Premier re-
gards the recent affirmation bill as an insuf-
ficient warrant for resigning the ministry. At
the sane time there has been no expectation
that Mr. Gladstone would otherwise regard
his defeat on the bill. By common consent
of Tories and Liberals there seems to have
been held to be no adequate cause of cabinet
disturbance and by tke magic of ministerial
prestige Gladstone will still conjurt.
The statement that " blood wipes out dis
honor" is proved to be falacious even in such
cases as tke Thompson case. II Thompson
had not have shot Davis his wife's supposed
dishonor would have been known to but fen;
as it is her alleged fill is heralded to the world
If there is just cause for the act the crime is
bid; but where there is a doubtful or un
founded charge it is an outrage on a com
munity. No man can or should be a judge of
his own wrong to the extent of taking life.
Phil Thompson is remarkably lucky in his
acquittal for the murder of Walter Davis but
the incident is unfortunate in every way for
the interests of justice and of order. What
are the particulars of his crime ? Thompson
is a Congressman and Davis was his friend.
Thompson has a wife who is a victim to
drink. Mrs.Thornpson and her so-cilled friend
Miss Suckner were in Cincinnati when Davis
met them. Davis-and Mrs. Thompson went
to the theatre returned home drunk and
they went to Davis' room remaining there
some time. Here it is alleged that Davis de
biuched Mrs. Thompson but there is not a
title of evidence to prove it and Mrs. Thomp
son has given the statement an emphatic de
olal. However Miss Buckner a divorced
woman of questionable reputation who had
threatened vengeance against Mrs Thompson
for having discarded her whilst under a cloud
Informed Thompson thai this was the case
Thompson ami Davis met. Davis gave
Thompson his hand in friendship and greeted
him in' a friendly way when Thompson re
fused to hare anything to do wilh him. Davis
turned to walk away when Thompson shot
and killed him. What did Thompson then
do I Why he gave himself up stood upon
his wounded honor and employed the besl
legal talent in the country to defend hici.
The lawyers dealt with the various aspects of
the case the sanctity of the home and its ruin
villified the murdered Davis added to the dis
grace of Mrs. Thompson and appealed tt
twaddling sentimentality. As a result Thomp-
son who report says has killed other men
who shot his friend on a supposition of his
guilt without giving him the chance to answer
or delead himself was acquitted. In
no other civilized country could he have com-
mitted such a crime with impunity. In this
instance it is the triumph of eloquence and
wealth ovr justice misery and Ihe dead.
the instance cannot fail to have an evil ten
dency because it is not consistent with law or
reason tht any man can or shall commit a
crime wilh impunity. Every trial with such
result takes away one more safeguard to hu
man life and Jgives unprincipled men the
idea that they can take life with impunity. A
nation's happiness lies in the strength of its
law impartially and rigidly enforced and
until that law is duly respected and the cer-
tainty of punishment for crime established
such crimes as that for which Thompson was
indicted shall continually arise and there
shall ever exist a feeling that the law is not
sufficient for the protection of life.
Senator Butler of South Carolina was a
maior ceneral in the Confederate army before
he was 25 years old.
Governor Foster according to his son-in-
law and private secretary will decline to take
any active part in the approaching campaign
Truck farmine is making rapid strides in
Georgia. It is estimated that the melon crop
this year will reach upwards of 7500000 mel-
ons and sell for $1500000.
When Mrs. Astor wife of the American
Minister was presented to the Queen of Italy
it is said that her majesty was so surprised
with her beauty "that she remained speech-
less with admiration for several minutes."
In Tulv next an Educational Concress will
meet in Uio Janeiro under a call from the
Brazilian Government. The Government of
the United States has been requested to fur
nish the best specimens of work done in the
public schools of this country.
Dr. O'Keilly chairman of the Executive
Council of the various Irish National Lcages
this city telegraphed to the Freeman's Jour-
nal Dublin to-night as follows: Catholics
here generally condemn the papal circular as
an unjustifiable interference on the part of
Koine with Irish politics.
The Lisbon press thunders at the doines of
Encland and France on the coast of Africa at
points where Portugal conceives her ancient
rights invaded. Spaniards are sympathetic
but.nobody else seems to carr - nd the chancis
ate' that France and England will do as
The larcest cable ever made on the Pacific
coast was finished at the California Wire
Works on Sunday. It is 18 000 feet in
length and weighs 26 tons. Rolled on a shaft
it makes a bundle about 20 feet in diameter
and 10 In depth. It is mide of steel wire and
cost $20000. The cable is for the California
Mr and Mrs. Gladstone had a remarkably
reprrsen'ative dinner party lately. It includ-
ed the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh the
Archbishop of Centerbury the Duke of West-
iiiiiic( L.UU11 iiuiimyiuii onaiiesoury
Rosebeiy. and Aberdeen the Iluhoii of Elv.
the Dean of St. Paul's and the President of
the Royal society.
Great preparations are beintr made anions
the London newspapers for reporting the euro
nation 01 tne izar now near at hand. Mr.
George Augustus Sala starts on Monday for
Moscow wun three assistants and oiders to
eleeraph 7000 words daily to the TeleDrauh.
The Times will also send an efficient staff of
IUYri. May 18. A nreat battle took place
on April 17. Burzalene slaughtered the Gov
ernment troops until they were forced to send
a flag of true asking suspension of hotilities
to bury the dead. Two Government vessels
have come in shore to render assistance but
jsur7aiene covered mem with hts guns and
St. Petersuuro May 18 The Czar on
learning the conlession ol the officer of the
guards decided to postpone his coronation
nui was unauie to do so. A number of offi-
cers have been arrested. The police are in
formed of a plot to frighten the horse of the
Czar at a favorable onoortunilv at the corona
tion ana in the conlusslon to kill the Em
In the year 1840 Adam McDowell a slave.
married Maria Walker another slave. The
marriage was solemnized by a duly ordained
umisuan minister anu witn tne coasest ol
both masters. McDowell subseauentlv es
caped to Canada but his wife was recaptured
in an attempt to bieak from bondage. Her
husband married again in Canada and going
10 vicvcianu amasEcu consiaeraoie weaitn
which he bequeathed to his children liv the
Canadian wife. Mary the slave wife brought
suit claiming that the Canadian marrincre wn
illegal. The courts now decide in favor of
the second wife.
Considering the prices which foolish people
are willing to pay for ridiculous souvenirs
probably the most valuable wheelbarrow in
existence is the one which the pedestrian Pot-
ter lately deceased trundled from Albanv to
San Francisco and back. Potter himself is
said to have declined $1000 for the relic
shortly before his death. It has been sent to
his backer Jaes Martin of Martinsville.
Intrinsically the wheelbarrow is worth its
weicht in rotton wood and scran Iron and
nothing more for a stout rope Is necessary to
For Sale for J6
The wholo Race Courso O round containing
Kr)i acres of laud with all the valuable Im-
provements formerly belonging to tho Agri-
cultural association. Title perfect
5-1-tf ni) STEVES.
OrririB Of Citv Aosksioii )
French lliiildliig Itnoin ISO 1
San Antonio Jtuy II 18N.1. I
Parties nrc horcby notllled tlint tho City as-
sessment books urn now open for the rendi-
tion of property (personal and real estate) for
tho jenr IWi commencing March 1 mid will
ronialn open until tho lltliday of July ISM.
All persons concerned In the ubovo aro res-
pectfully requested to come forward and ren-
der their property subject totnxution to the
utiderblgucd as required by law
fi-H-ISOt O KltASCH City Assessor.
I raders' National Bank
Sflt Commerce Street
SAN ANTONIO .... TI1XA9.
Transacts n general banking business.
Fine River Baths
Can lie taken at
Bowsky's Barber Shop
TILDES AM) COTULLA
U. S. Mail Express and Sla
Lino leaves each plaeo dally (exocp Sunday)
mill connect with the trains of the I. & (1. N.
iinllrnml. iirrlvlnir lit Tlldcn within 21 hours
aftei-8tnrtfroinSanAtitotilo. l'ltst clnsslmcks
good teams and cnrelul drivers. Pure ?4 60;
round trip $3 00; 50 pounds buggilgo free.
.1. 15. TONSA M. i- CO. Contractors.
Agents at Tlldeu Snowden .t Co.
AgciiWutCotulla Frazier Ilrus.
MAMIIUINO HOWAitI). (trotter) see No. 47.
1) 1 nWt'1 citnlnirnn. r.OYlttirtntl. Kv. lit:
is a blooded bay 111 hundu high weighs 1200
pound. Service $25.
KNIGHT Ol' ST. LOUIS (thoroughbred).
sired by CJIeudowor dam by Kpsllon.seo Itruce s
American stud Hook volume H page oc He
Is a dark chostnutsorrel Service S2.
DICK (Kentucky Jack) la iiaiius.iujrn. wcigne
11 inn 1 nila Will cover marcs or Jennets.
snon-uorn tiioroiigiinrcu eniiio uca mm?
bv twenty-oiglith Loudon Duke Lexington
ky. Services J1U.
Spring season Februury 1. Terms cash Ser-
vices paid when mures taken away and If not
with foal have tho prlvllego to return tho nest
season frco of charge. Stock delivered at Al-
treu ueaves Main riazu win do ihkoh anu
brought back without cost.
1 28 ly Helotes Tex.
Lands for Sale !
Bj Hamblelon k Dignowilj
General Land Agents.
Olileo 31 Accqula street. Lauds for stock
farming lauds and larmsoruny elm. Improved
5O00 BUILDING LOTS
In the city of San Antonio 011 easy torins.
Particular attention given to abstract of
titles. CorreFpoiidonce solicited. 4-21-flm
UNITED STATES COMMISSIONER
for tho Wentcrn District of Texas. I havo
authenticated abstract ol Texas laud titles; also
abstract of titles to Tunis land tailed by the
Governments ot Spain and Mexico 4-20-lf
LA 11121)0 TKXAS
SAM C. BENNETT
Wholcsalo and Hotall Dealer in
FINE WINES LIQUORS
Cltrars and Tobacco. Particular attention
given to receiving and selling Wool for my
customers. Store on corner of Main plaza and
HrN ANTONIO VKIXAer.
Prices First-class Kimball Organs
Pianos from $iOO to $700
E. C. EVERETT fc
PETERSON & SOMMERS
Hie proprietors of tho Atlantic flardcns have Inaugurated 11 serlss 0
P R E E CONCERTS!
For tho public to bo given on Wednesday Saturday and Sunday Afternoons.
The music will be of the hlgliMt character nilil all the acconimod'itlons will bo llrst-clniw.
ratnllies and Indies will bo welcomed uud all Improper iilmnieterM will lie excluded.
They propose to make theju concerts tho very best and the Atlantis Omdens the most
popular in me eiry.
SIMMANG & HAMPEL'S
Postof f ice Exchange Restaurant
PIIESH FISH OYSTERS SHRIiUT CRABS AXJ) GAME
Always on hand nnd served In Urst-class style
reasonable rales. OI'UN DAY AND NKJHT.
Sole Agents Tor the Celebrated
272 Commerce Street
1- . -i '
kMWi GENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANTS.
WIIOI.KSAI.i: IlKAI. 1 ItS IN
PKODUCI3 FKULT KliOUK I2TC.
iioruro.N sTiiKHr an anto.vio thxas.
I Drink Milwaukee' D" '.V1"" '.. ..... '
( ream ll-'er ipany it i.xpnrc iiuiucu ncer
C. F FROMMER
Practical Book-Binder and Ruler
SOLEDAI) STItHHT SAN ANTON JO TKXAS.
County Illank Books a specialty. All work guaranteed to be fust-class. Competition
in prices defied.
PLUMBING GAS-FITTING ETC.
Work mmnmtced und done by UICII.I.KI) I'UJ.MllUKS from Now York tip to all
PIMPS AND PIPES BEER APPARATUS
A Sneelaltv. Ilnth Tubs. Water Closets. Hood IlrusM Hollers. MnclilninH' Snrinll. Anlu.ain.
l'aclilntr Itutiber Hose Ktc Hie. ASIIKTOI It'lOl'INd coolest cheapest und liuhiest. can bo
applied by any laborer. John's the only l'l'ltll AHHKSTO.H PAINT that will not lado
-cheiiper tliiui ordinary piilnt. IKON llOUI'IMI mid H1IIINU Minion mid other Tiles for
floors anil hearths cellar lights irrales und muiilels. Any iroods not on hand promptly obtained.
MAtlllY & CO..
F. Groos & Co.
BANK I&KS :
and Dealers in Exchange
Blum St.. opp. Menger Hotel
SAN ANTONIO : : : : TEXAS.
Horses led by the day week or month. Saddle
horses carriages and buggies can be ordered at all
No. 337 Commerce Street
Will furnish Wooden and Metallic Bnnal Catei anl
CaiVeu. Heartei and Carriages at all times OfBc
ncin day and night. Telephone cooqectfom wltt
fcItn feJ. ' J'i''
Oood board by tho day- week or mouth at
3 10 If
Arcrlll Ready-Mixed Faint .
in Every Variety.
San Antonio Texas.
-a.-rr 1 . 1 n s m v
" '" . "UA";u ul "'irti'
225 ALAMO l'LAZA.
LIVE STOCK EXCHANGE
And General Commission Dealer.
Snn Antonio Texas.
J. 8. Loekwood J. H. Kumpmnnn.
Lockwood & Kampmann
(Successors Ui Thornton & Lockwood)
Deal In Mexican dollars and bullion. Tol-
eirraphlo transfers made. Dills on nny part of
Uuroro nnd Mexico.
T. I. Dv;it. W. S Skith.
DEVINE & SMITH
SAN ANTONIO TEX A 3
EBOSco 1 Rooms j and 8 Devioe
IlaUilIng Eoledad ilrstfct
Will attend to all btulsm In th ittte and Fed' ral
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