The San Antonio Light (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 45, Ed. 1, Thursday, May 24, 1883 Page: 1 of 4
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The San Antonio Lisrht.
Vol. I.-No. 45. f
ZSan Antonio Texas Thursday May 24 1883.
Ten Cents a Week.
Caution to Consumers of Coal Oil.
flgy-This company from this date will not handle Insurance Oil ami Puro-
HllO for the following reasons : Insurance Oil Tank Co. who claim to own
these Trade Mark brands have not during several ears past had any regular source of Oil
supplies but have received Insurance Oil and PurollllO from sources where they
conld buy cheapest without rcrari to quality. Iiiuurunco Oil is simply
any quality ol Water White oil. Consumers htlVO HO guarantee of Its Fire
Test or purity l'lirolino is simpiy any quality of 74 0 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 parties. The quality ol
Insurance Oil 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 bo responsible for these brands. Very Respectfully
WATERS PIERCE OIL COMP'Y.
CALCASIEU LUMBER TIRO
East Commerce Street adjoining Sunset Railroad
P. O. Ilox 283 Tclephono 291.
KEEP CONSTANTLY OV HAND
Consisting of Framing Tlmbor ISoxltig Poncing Drossed Flooring Siding Headed Collins:
nil Finishing- Luinbor; also u full supply of Doors Hash Minds Moulding!). Utilities Dressed
and Hough Pickets ot nil Pattorns Plastering Luth ll.trbcd Wire Mixed Paints Builders
Hardware mid overythlng found in a llrst-class lumber ynrd. We are prepared to furnish
special bills to order at snort notice being; connected with one or tno largest turns 111 ine uucii-
Rough Lumber same price as Rough Texas Pine $25 per M.
San Antonio Lumber Co. A. T. Hensley Manager.
u iMDrn 1 iiiMDrpi
IN ANY QUANTITY AT
ED. STEVES & SO-LSTS'
Yards at International and Qrcat Northern Itallroad Depot and Galveston Hnrrlsburg and
Sun Antonio railroad truck East Commerce Street.
The best grades always on hand. Also Doors Sash Blinds
Mouldings Shingles Fencing Barbed Wire Fence Posts
Newels Stair Rails and Pallusters. 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 the UOSS I1AUQAINS to bo had at
rSTMCIcfc-ant Dices Gingham at 7Hi 10 and 12J. cents.
S"Lungtry Dross Lawns at 5 cents per yard.
t7Lonsdalo Bleached Domestic yard wide Oo.
FOREST MILL BLEACHED DOMESTIC ..
J. H. MARQUART
Boot & Shoe Manufactory
TSTO. 17 SOLTSDAJD STJREET
Opposite tho courthouse Is whora you can trot tho beat anil neatest HOOT AND SHOE In San
Antonio lor tno least money.
Employs Only the Best Workmen
And In iuallty and prlcen defy competition. Always koops on hand a large stock
11KADY MANUFACTUKEI) GOODS of his own niuko.whleh will bo told ut bottom prices.
-A.JLX KINDS OF REPAIRING!
Neatly and promptly dono nnd satisfaction guaranteed.- dlvo mo a trial.
J. H. MAE QUART Proprietor.
The Texas Press Association Arrive in ttio
City nnil Are Taking Notes of Us.
Thoso members of tho Toxus Press association
who wont on the Monterey excursion arrived
tho Larodo train this morning. Tboy were
received by Hal Gosling nnd a delegation from
the local press after which they proceeded to
tho Monger hotel which will bo tho lendczvous
of tho visitors whilst In thn city.
To-day they will be occupied in seeing friends
and the sights of tho historic Alamo citr. At 4
m. mo committee consisting or 11111 unsung
airman; inane scnuaugn .n. .n. .Mooncy
nrles Cochran T. II. Johnson Htphen Unuld
(1. ltowo. II.Hchiiltz. Charles 1'. Cotton. II.
ltvdor-Tavlor. John J. HogBn. W. D. Ward. F.
Caldwell W. J. Claytor W. It. Lyle. P. J. Wal
ter" C 1. Frommer Shepard Ilrolliors John
Martin Mr. On rid ire lltcliard Jjomuanl 11.
cnuetze. Air. irrcnz. nun u. w. niiiKiu
rill moot tho visitors nnd proceed to tho
springs for social recreation. Tho Eighth
cavalry band win not re nuic 10 play us an-
nounced. Lieutenant lllcklo has sent Marshal
Gosling notice that owlnir to circumstances
over which he had no control tho band could
Tho visitors leave for their homes to-morrow
morning. In thu meantlino the 1.1(1 HT 1)0-
sncaks the courtesy and consideration of thoso
visitors w 11090 breast are decorated with tno
words " Texas I'ruu association.
THU COI.OKIU) I'KO. I.E
Considering the Moral Social mid Educa
tional Status of Their Knee.
A mass mcctlnir was held In tho ltccorder's
court on Tuesday night toclccl delegates to the
Statu convention to be held In Austin on July
10 when tho moral social and educational in.
tcrcsts of tho colored people will be consid
ered air. j. 11. Davis wasciucteu totuocnair
lino .nr. . w.urimcsus eerotury.
A committee was nunoiiited to nntect dole
Rates nnd thoy having retired for considera
tion returned una requested tno following
For the First ward William Summers; Second
ward P. A. Denlson; Third ward W. W.
Grime; Fourth ward.G. W. Smith; Jame Mar-
tin. Jr.. at large. For tho county. W. II. Green.
St. Hedwig; O. II Hodge Modlna; W. Henry
Tbe mcctlnir then organized 11 County Exoo.
tivo committee counting of W. Logwood
Chairman; Edward Martin Secretnry; W. W
Grimes William Dickie F. A. Dcnlsou Henry
Lewis Wi-hloy Henry Henry Green C. W.
uougu. ine meeting men adjourned.
Ilesolntlons of Sympathy.
A meeting of tho choristers of St. Murk's
cathedral was held yesterday subsequent to the
funeral of Mr. Wllllo Hosaok when tho follow-
ing resolutions wore adopted :
Whoreas. It has pleased Almighty God. in His
wlso providence to tnke out ot this world the
soul of our deceosed brother William W.
Hosack; therefore be It
Resolved that we the choristers of St.
Mark's cathedral have by the death of our es-
teemed brother lot a valuable and nctlvc
member as well us sincere friend.
Uosolvcd that wo tender our hoartfolt sym-
pnthy to tho bereaved parents ami pray that
ucy may nuu consolation in mo .umiiuti
ltcsolved. that a conv of these resolutions ho
presented to tho bereaved parents and also to
1110 uauy press 01 tno city.
TKLHUKAI'IIIO NKWH HOILKD 11UWN '
Cscape und Cuptnro of n. Naked Lunatic.
This morning at the Sunset depot an Afflcor
picked up an Insauo negro hired a hack and
as In duty hound took him to the lookup. Tho
man had escaped from the llexnr countv poor
housoand wus naked. His notions in public
wcro not qulto up to the standard of tbe Ideas
of civilization In Sun Antonio. Tho authori
ties may be willing to allow naked crazy luna
tics to run around loosely In that Orcadian
rural retreat the county poor house whore
nlg-peiis brush and sometimes the rlvr can
hldo their tilth and nobody but paupers mules
iiiu liouniiui patients can listen to tucir uowi-
ngs and obscenity ; but for tho sake of every
thing that is good everything that Is dear to
us as Christian poople for God's sako don't
contaminate our piiuiio places witti sucu mi-
grant specimens of executive debility aud
obtusity any more.
This morning Mr. Ycargain of Somerset
brought In tho llrst load of peaches grown In
this section of the country this season. Ho
had Immediate mile and It fully answered his
expectations. Several boxes of his peaches
wero Immediately shipped to St. Louis. They
are of a very early sort. Last year Mr. Year-
gain sold his first lot on tho 8th of May. This
year owing to tho peculiarity of tho senson
tiiev are a iortuigui iar. 110 uromriit a nam
plo to the Liout olllce nnd wcro prouounced
goon rue pcacuos 111 Question aro called uy
fruit men tno Alexandria and thn Amnrleti.
Mr. Ycargain Is 0110 of our most successful
fruit growers and ho sticks to his business.
Ho has 20 acres In a splendid orchard with all
sorts of fruit. He has growing and In bearing
up warns ot u uistinct varieties 01 pcacuos
we wish mm prosperity.
r.ndlos Take Pity on Illm
Tho Liout shono some days ago upon that
estlmablo young bachelor Lou Pest. He wus
engaged In tho uncongenial occupation of sew
lng on n button. First he got his thread and
needle then he mads about a thousand and 0110
Ineffectual efforts to thread It. At last it was
dono. Then ho proceeded to sew on u button
In the awkward way that a bachelor usually
docs It. Occasionally li sewed his lingers and
tuuinus instead ot tno ciotn una niuuo sundry
loud nnd emnhatlo declamations. In the end
ho accomplished his tusk but If any of his
many lady friends only could huvo soen tho
miscramo picture ne presented more cun tie no
doubt that tho most obdurate of tbcm would
hnvo undertaken to sow on bis buttons oven
Tho nrrangemdnts for the llrltlsh association
festival are now complete. Tho Iteceptlon
committee will receive tho members nnd
guests from 7:30 p. m. until 8 p. in. Then the
promenade concort will talio place In which
Madam Itosettl-Gorhardt Charles Gerhardt
Miss Mario Lacoste. Mrs. F. Herd. Mrs. J.
l.o rd Mr. Henry Laugor.Mr. Prank A. Hall and
tne uigniii cavairy nana win time part.
Madam Hnsottl-Gerlmrdt and Mr. Charles Gor.
hardtwlll In theatrical costume then .appear
111 11 sceua rrom rrnviutn. 1110 presidential
uddresii will thou follow and then supper will
bo served Dancing will complete the pro-
gramme. The entertainment will bo In every
respect cosmopolitan und nil will bo cordially
The Children Are Still Dying.
Tho following deaths .aro reported : Hilda
Lnyon ago nine months from congestion of
tho bruin; IVllppo lliuerra aged six days
cause o death unknown supposed to bo from
(Ikoikii: WoomtAN has been nnnnlnted nllv
Colleetor at tarcdo.
PoilT WoilTH Is to lilakn an elTnrt to secure
more of the wool trade.
THE only child of ComrrcMUian Miller la re.
ported hs dying at Gonzales.
CAftH of yellow fever U rennrted nn linnrd
or Norwegian bark at tho mouth of tho Ilrazos
TllK weather Is vorv drr iirnund Denrir.
town and a water works company has been
Till! Ilrst span of tho toll hrlil-n nnrnw the
Colorado river at Austin foil yesterday and 100
eaiuu drowned loss noout cuu.
O. G. lllinwN. n telo.ninb nnerntiir. milnldnd
with morphine at Port Worth yesterday. A
variety girl nt tho bottom of tho trouble.
AimitN. May 21. The Tunis and Mmitntin
Cattle company tiled a charter to-day. Capital
mock jtHiu.uw. 1110 principal oiuco is ill i ort
TltUON Ar. May 23. Ileports of Immense
gold discoveries In Lower Crtllforiila 20 miles
lniaiKi mini .uiuiegu iihvo rcucucu uero. &ov
crnl parties hnvo started
Hr.iti.tN. May 23. Tho Czar has sent a tele.
-rum to l'.inperor William notifying him of
ills safe entry Into Moscow. Tho Hmperor
Constapt Huisla May 23. A great case of
fraud In connection with tho failure of savings
bank nas rcsuiicu 111 two or tno Directors be
ing sentenced to transportation.
IN tiik State Tioasury now are the following
sums; University land uotc. J2V)000; public
land notes 3.MX).IXX): cash $27M0U0; bonds on
school fund $.1000000; university and asylum
l'Altia Franco May 23.- The Suez Canal
nointtanv have announced that thov nurnosn
to commence cutting u parallel channel acmes
tno istntnus loriwitu anil nuva uppiieu to tne
Kngllsli Government for support In obtaining
a concession ot land iroui tne imcuivc.
San Fiiancisco Cut. May 23. Tho council
of Democratic Union veterans' meeting this
evening proposo to oxtend the o-gaiilzatlon to
all parts of thu United States. Itosoucruus
will be made head of tho organization with the
view It Is behoved to give him a Presidential
Moscow. Ilii8ia. May si. J no ccromonv of
lesslnir tho lmnerlul Ihur was performed In
thu Kremlin In thu presenco of the Ihupcror
Empress imporiai inuiiiv unu tuu nmpernr s
military household. Thn Emperor nnd Pui-
tiress dmvo f rniu tho Alexandrovlskv unlace
to tho Kremlin 111 an open ourriago without
NASiivirxu. May SI. Tho competitive drill
was inaugurated this afternoon In tho prcs-
ncoofan audience estimated at iroin ww
10.UX) people. Only two companies drilled
the Lawrence Light Infantry of Huston and
tne.noune nines ine touowing companies
lrlll to-morrow: Tmlivny Itlllcs. of St. Louis:
Houston LI. lit Guards: Crescent Itlllcs. of
now iineans: Mivauuau uauets. nnu tj over.
nor s 11 nurd 01 Illinois.
TnAtXK. Ireland. May 23. Tho pollen seized
tho ofllcu of tho Kerry Sentinel und prevented
the publication of that paper which is tho
property 01 uarriiigiuii memoer 01 rurnn-
mcnt. The causo Is supposed to bo the publt
cation of a notice asking persons desirous 01
lointng tno invinciuics to uiicnu a mcetin- to
10 held lust Sunday. Tho uotlco appeared In
card beginning "To hell with the Queen."
City or Mexico. May S3. Tho President
sks Congress to prorogue the session until
I uno 15. touct on tho settlement of tho En
glish debt. Tho Piesldunt declares the for
feiture of the contract held by tho united
states anu .Mexican .(instruction unu uuaran
ton nmnnanv. Washington for dminnire of tin
olty and Valloy of Mexico for failure to do
posit tnu ;2U0uuu guarantee as agreed ltd
nalilo Lozuno u merchant of -Monterey was
shot nnd Instantly killed by Monteiunyorwhllo
playing witn a pistoi.
Hum. IN. Ireland. May 123. Two mora ar
rests nave occn mauo at wasunuar in connec
tion with tne recently discovered murder con
splrncy In tho county ot Mayo. Thcro is great
excitement over the arrests. Two hundred
extra constables have been drafted to guard
the town. A man nnmed Mn c. brother of
one of thodefendants In tho State trials Dub
1111. anu several otucr urigoiior were exnin.
lncd to-day on tho charge of being Implicated
In tho conspiracy. An Informer nnmed Cole
man will testify that ;ho received 20 to
shoot landlords. No reporters aro allowed to
00 present at 1110 examination.
Lexington. May 23. After tho opening of
the Republican convention a colored choir
sang Nearer My Uod to Thee. In tho rosolu
tlons auooteu is one niuuk "mat wo ruvnr
tho adjustment of the tariff that will not only
provide a revenue sulllcient to defray the ex-
penses of the Government but afford u just
and reasonable protection to tho Industrial
clussesor our country without being oppros
sivo to tho agricultural and other Interests ol
our people." other planks favor freo schools
for all children : domaiul freo tobacco: extend
sympathy to the suffering Irish; charge that
ine uoinocrats aro rcsponsioio tor tnu preva-
lence of gambling: say that under the Demo
crnts prisons and charitable Institutions uro
siiameiuny managed; ludoiso Arthur and no
ccpis tnu appointment ot i.vikis us u comp
T. Z. Morrow. 181: John L wis. 158: C. W. Ilair.
luvr.Hr. 1'liMl.f.rlv (li.nriri II.... ir
2!.: William Casslus Goodloe 232 0-10; Colonel
.. .n owopc mv; joun iienncti 111 j.
City Collector's Olllce.
San Antonio May 1 1883
The State of Texas. I
County of Uexur. f Whereas Mrs. I'. H
Groesbock. the owner of a lot on thn east shin
of Qulnta street has failed to pay thu amount
of 8'7U 70 assessed against her for Improve-
ments made by the City of San Autoiilo on her
sidewalk in front of said lot. after havlmr re
ceived due notice to construct the same but
itiiiou to comply witu sum nonce nnu aisc
failed to pay thu nmount duo tho City for con
structlng said sidewalk although often do
mandcdliy giving 30 days' notlco In the official
journal or said city to do so as required Uj
Section!) ofan Ordinance concerning construe-
lion ni eiiiowaiKS.
Therefor. I P. C. Hauelscn. as Collector
the city nnd In compliance with Section in
said City Ordinancc.uavo levied upon and will
during legal hours on the first Tuesday o
the month of Juno next to-wlt: on theGth
nay or said month nnd on each succeed!
day thereof until tho salo Is completed sell
nunllu Ollterv in thn hluhvut. IddiW fnr
the following described parcel of town lot b
ing unu lying 111 tno uty or san Antonio v
Thu north 10 varus out of lot fi-onllmr 27 vn
ou thu east side of Oulntn street ruunlmrbnck
for depth 05 varus bounded Bouth by property
of Mrs. P. H. Groesbock north by John
Withers' oast by thu rlvor to satisfy tho
amount duo and unnuld liv suld Mrs. 1 II.
Orocsbcck nnmed herein with nccrulns costs
nnu interest ne 1 ore tno county courtnouse
thu city of Sin Antonio countv of Ilntnr.
Amount with accrued cost mav bo tmid
any timo botoro tho day of sale.
H-3K8 Jf 0. Hatjepiisn.
Evils of Taking Chill and Mow to
n a recent number of the Lancet the edi
tor makes the followlnc pertinent notes upon
the perils of a chill which are worthy of care-
ful perusal :
Catarrhs should receive careful considera
tion Instead of the neglect which they gener-
ally meet with until they have fastened on the
part anecteu so mucii as to excite attention
and perhaps alarm the sufferer. Here
however we propose to say a lew words
about the cause of chills. A person in good
health with fair play easily resists cold. Hut
when the health flags a little and liberties
are taken with the stomach or the nervous
system a chill is easily taken and according
to tne wean spot 01 tne individual assumes
the form of a cold or pneumonia or it may
: jaundice. Of allcauies of " cold." prob
ably faticue is one of the most efficient. A
jaded man coming home at night from a long
day's work a growing youth losing two hours'
sleep over evening parties two or three times
a week or n young lady heavily "doing the
season" young children at the festive season
cried and with a short allowance
sleep are common instances of the
victims of "cold." Luxury is favorable
chill takinc; very hot rooms soft chairs.
feather beds create a sensitiveness that leads
catarrhs. It is not after all the "cold."
that is so much tn be feared as the antece-
ent conditions that give lire attack a chance
doing harm borne ol the worst "colds"
happen to those who do not leave their house
or even their bed and those who are most in-
vulnerable are often those who are most ex-
posed to changes of temperature and who by
good sleep cold bathing and regular lubils
preserve the tone of their nervous system and
regulation. Probably many chills are con-
tracted at night or at tbe fag end of the day
when tired people get the equilibrium of their
circulati n disturbed by either overheated sit
ting rooms or overheated bedrooms or beds.
This is especially the case with elderly peo
ple in such cases the miscmel is not always
done instantaneously or tn a single nlcht.
It often takes place insidiously extending
over days or even weeks. It thus appears
that "taking cold is not by any means a
mple result of a lower temperature but de
pends largely on personal conditions anil
habits affecting especially the nervous and
muscular energy of the body.
uterestliig Notes Upon Human Obesity
Which Sex Are Most Disposed to It.
As a general thing women grow fat quicker
than men possibly on account of their se-
dentary lives although men when inclined to
fatness attain a much larger growth. Up to
the age of 40 or thereabouts unless fatness ii
hereditary and provided that a proper amount
of exercise such as walking horseback riding
running or rawing is indulged in both men
and women more especially with the male
sex retain a rather natural corpulency. When
women reach the age of 40 however and
especially so with those who have fulfilled
their duty toward the wotl ' they assume
what is termed in French embonpoint which
literally translated means fine condition. Fat
ness come tn what shape it will however
cannot fail but prove a discomfort accom-
panied as it always is with slowness of
movement shortness 01 the breath sleepi-
ness palpitation of the heart and a proneness
to apoplexy ana suaaen aeatti. An examina-
tion of the police records of almost every city
in this country will also show that where one
fat person falls into the hands of the police
authorities upward of one dozen lean persons
share the same fate. In ancient times the
Romans and Greeks were very exacting with
their wives and daughters and compelled
them to keep themselves properly corseted in
order that they might retain their proper
snapes. uur American gins ot the present
day notwithstanding the fact that they are
vety much addicted to a too liberal use of the
corsage and in lact in many cases to a su-
petlative degree deem it necessary to make
use of acids in order to prevent obesity. If
they would forego the use of acetic matter and
indulge in a rational amount of exercise they
would find it far more beneficial to the de-
velopment of their forms and conducive to
health. It is a general error to suppose that
men or women of genius do not become fat
and that all poets must be lean and melan-
choly. This is a mistake and hundreds of
cases can be cited against it. llalzac was ex-
ceedingly stout and was always hooped with
bandages. Jules Janin was a perfect moun
tain of flesh and was compelled to have his
armchairs and bedsteads made expressly for
his use. Lablache wasso immense that when
traveling by line of railway he was always
charged for three fares. Rossini was another
of the Jumbo race of celebrities. The elder
Dumas was also a very fat man though not to
be compared in so far as regards corpulency
with Janin and Lablache. Lord Byron and
Eugene Sue both dreaded their tendency to
fatness and were known to indulge frequent-
ly in vinegar and lemons and other adds.
The devotees of the footlichts both male and
female have always feared that their useful-
ness might be counteracted by becoming too
fat. The late Mrs. John Brougham was com-
pelled to quit the stage on account of the ex-
tra rotundity of her form although in her
younger days she was always selected to
represent sylph-like characters. 1 'arepa Uosa
previous to her death attracted so much at-
tention by her corpulency that notwithstand-
ing Ihe melodious sweetness of her voice her
auditors were compelled to admit that she was
a " leetle " to corputeutto sing of birds twit-
tering at " S o'clock in the morning." There
is no doubt that fatness can be cured by a
strict adherence to a system of moderation in
. gastronomic matters bibulous as well and by
indulging in a good five mile vlk upon each
1 pleasant day of the year.
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