The San Antonio Light (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 46, Ed. 1, Friday, May 25, 1883 Page: 1 of 4
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The San Antonio Light.
Vol. I.-No. 46.
San Antonio Texas Friday May 25 1883.
Ten Cents a Week.
Caution to Consumers of Coal Oil.
J5ST"ThU company from this date will not linmllo Iiisurniico Oil and Puro-
lino for the following reasons: Insurance Oil Tank Co. who claim to own
these Trade Mark brands have not during several years past had any regular source of Oil
supplies but have received Insurance Oil and Purollno from sources where they
could buy cheapest without roerurd to ( Utility. IiiHiiranco OH is s'mply
any quality of Water White oil. Consumers llllVO no trtllirnntoo of its Fire
Test or purity. I'urollno is simply any quality of 74 0 Gasoline. As Gasoline
varies greatly in purity consumers should only buy under the proper name of 71 0 GnH-
ollllC 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 1C responsible for these brands. Very Respectfully
WATERS PIERCE OIL COMFY.
mumm 1 ii
iiiflnrp 1 1
IN any- quantity; at
SID. STEVES & SOILS'
Yards nt International nnd Great Northern ISallrovl Depot ami Galveston Hnrrlsburg and
San Antonio railroad track East Comuicrco Stroct.
Tii Trent Association RoturuTliftnkt
For Services Itendftred to Thm
Tlio members of tho Toxus Press association
visited the San Fedro Springs Oovornment
hill Missions tho Alamo nnd took notes of
tho present nspoct nnd position of tho city
hlch surprised many and linptcssod nil with
A meeting of tho association was held In tho
Monger hotel list evonlnir. when Dr. Urwltz
moved that 11 telegraphic voto of thanks bo
convoyod to Dr. Yimclcll of tho Scgulu Timed
for hlskludncssnnd attention to tho mornbers
tho Monterey excursion.
On motion of Mr. W. A. Abey the thanks of
the association was tvndorod to Mr. Onirics
Scabaugh for provision provided at tho
International nnd (treat Northern depot on
Mr. Aboy also moved that tho thanks of the
members of the association who were on thg
Montornv oxcurslnn am dun psneclallv tn Mr.
. w.uiuoru or 1110 light jiuutigcr or tno
nirlo -Texan Mexican Mlnlnir nnd Smnltlnir
compnny forhls more than kindly tientnicnt
to cacn ono or 1110 excursion sis. lor it was to
his Individual efforts moro than of nny other
milium success mine excursion wusiilio.
(Mr. GlITurd presented to each of Ilm excur-
sionists an Inscrlheil tHblet ol the mutallc pro-
UIICISOI UlC IIUIICK.J
It wasalso resolved that thoii'soclatlon send
r. Ulllord u copy of each of the four lesnr-o
tlvu minora containing nnv description nf tho
trip to Mexico to Ids address at Monterey
llosolved. That tho thanks of this association
are especially duo to tho local papers nnd news-
paper men for tho opportunity afforded
tho members to-day of catching a
glimpse nf tho greatest city of the irrentest 01
me uniirti states.
Mr. T. D. Allon moved Hint thn ttinnka nf
this association weru duo to Colonel II. II. An
drews ami ine omuinisnr tno sunset railroad
for courtesies extended to thn association.
Mr. v J. .ioliii9nn moved that a voto of
hanks he given to Mr. J. 8. Perm nf the
Laredo Tlincs.niid his wlfo for the courtesies of
tun excursionists wnuo in that city.
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 tho I10SS I1A.UG AINS to bo had at
A.m KAHN eft? GO'S
t37nieirant Dress Gingham at 1 10 nnd 12)4 cents.
fayLnnirtry Dress Ijiwiis at 5 conU per ynrd.
SfLonsdalo lllcached Domestic yurd wldu tc.
FOREST HULL KLEACHED
Yards lor $1 110
East Commerce Street adjoining Sunset Railroad
P. O. Ilox 238 Telophono 201.
KKEP CONSTANTIiY ON HAND
uoimistitig or 1 Taming runner noxing bonomg. Dressed Flooring Biding noaiicn uoiuni
ml Finishing Lumber: also a full supply of Doors sash. Winds. Mouldings Shlnirlcs. Dressoi
nnd Itouirh Plokotu of all Patterns. Plastering Lath llarbed Wire. Mixed Paints llnlldiirs
Hardware and everything found In 11 llrst-class lumber yard. Wo aro prepared to turnlsh
special bills to order nt shprt notice being- connected with one of tho largest mills In the Calca
Rougli Lumber same price as Rough Texas Pine $25 per M.
San Antonio Lumber Co. A. X. Henslcy Manager
J. H IYIARQUART
Boot & Shoe Manufactory
TSTO. 17 SOLEDAD STREET
Opposlto tho oourthouso Is whoro you can got tho beat and neatest I100T AND SHOE In San
iiiiioiiii) lor me icust mouoy
Employs Only the Best Workmen
And i" nunllty and prlcos dofy competition. Always koops on hand n largo stock
HEADY MANOrACTUItUDaOODaol hlsown make which will bo sold at bottom prices.
-AXilLi KINDS OE HEPA-IKrHSTG
Noatly and promptly done and satisfaction guaranteed. Olvo mo a trial.
J. II MAB QUART Proprietor.
tho city and to the Street Car company for the
freo rides allowed tho members of tho associa
A very haudsomo Knfirhts Tomplar charm
tho Mnltcso cross has been purchased by tho
association and suitably Inscribed foryireeontu-
uiiu 111 .nr. i'. . iiaiuwiu irnintuasier or tno
Moxtcmi National for his kind attention to the
excursionists. Messrs. Hal Gosling and A. W.
tiilvord aro charged with the presentation.
Most of tho editors left this morning ; a few
of them have prolonged their stay.
Tho two members or the l'ress association
suspended for Improper conduct wero rein-
stated but 11 motion to oxpungo ths record of
tnetr suspension wns lost.
Mr. James C. Wilsdoti. one of tho I.iniiT
reporters was takon quite sick to-day.
Alderman Meirll Is completing a new resi
dence ou Ills property 011 Alamo strcot.
The next musical novelty for San Antonio
Is nu oratorio produced by local artists.
Owners of docs aro warned to son tiro
licenses beforo tho City Marshal catohes thorn
wliu ins urigaue.
Dlvlno services nt tho Tcmplo llcth El this
vonliisr at 8 o'clock. SubJcotof sormon : The
Itcllglon or Faltu.
lilils will bo ononcd at 12 n. 111. th 2flth Inst..
on tno i.anua piock. alfjied uii.es
Thoro was muMi disappointment expressed
that tho Military band could not nlav at the
Somo of tho young lUbrow ladles nro or
ganlzlng a plcnlo to be given at Ilraden's
rancno nexi eunuay.
llonorts from tbofarmlnir districts are that
unluss rain comes booii crous will bo almost an
entire failure In some localities.
It is said tho new buildlnir now irolnir 1111
on tho corner of Alamo and Uommcrco streets
has boon leased fur a term of live years at $11000
Tho Mechanics' and Workliurmon'H union Is
making arrangements for a pienlo. It will be
held nt Maverick's grove if tho grounds can
The LinilT is sorrv to sea tho Times which
has been pouring hotshot Into the gambling
iraternity uevonng awnoio pugo 01 puiiinu
u D a lottery concern. It mat torn a irreat deal
sumeiimos wnosa ox is gorou.
Thoairent of tho Louisiana lottorv In this
cltv was asked vestordar bow much lottery
gambling was done in San Uitonlo and the
ropiy was mat no sent to ma company alone.
ironi .uiiu 10 zjwu a mouin.
An advertising wnr Is golncr on in Houston
between tho oil comranlcs. nnd tho Houston
rost is ceing wen oiled. Tho wnr Is likely to
reach Run Antonio and consumers will then
do well to lay ma big supply.
TKLEUKAl'IIIG KKW8 MOILED DOWN.
TlIK Ilrooklvn hrldiro wis oncnod with Im
posing ceremonies yesterday.
JIM Oir.riKA was hhHoikIv winiiiiled nt tlval-
do yesterday in a light with the l'ortcr broth
Tun Dallas newsnnDeriinrn nltchlnir Into tho
huekmen for violation of city ordlnuuecs.
(iOTiir.Niniiid. Sweden. MnvLM. Tho Aret e
exploring vcsncl Sapho with 1'rofessor Nor-
denkjold and other scientists has sailed for
Pahis. Krance. Mar 21. Intelllrunce from
Senegal Africa states that tho French column
uniier uoi"iiei uesuorucs nns sueeceded in
nud tranquility- has beta established on the left
Hank or tno algor.
LONDON. Emrhuid. Mar St. Advices from
Mozambique aro that l'ortugal has declared
war against inaxaioin anil otner cnieis on the
Sehlreo river. I'ortuiral aim boats and troous
have been dispatched from Mozambique to tho
scene 01 uosiiiiiits.
ASSINTANT l'OCTMAMTUll (lKM'IIAI. IlATTON.
Acting PostuiHBter General tunned an order to-
day closing allpostolllceson Decoration day be-
tween tho hours of II) a. 111. and A p. In. except
In huge cities. In theso oltles the Postmasters
are to uso their own discretion as to tho hours
or eiosing onices
I'aiiih France May -'(.Advices from Mada-
gascar are that a French detachment has landed
and carried several military nous ceded br
Ilovas 011 Sakahiva territory In dellanee of
French rights. It Is also Btatcd that Admiral
l'lnrro has occupied the custom houso at
Majuuda securing road and water way to
lananarivu inu camuu m 1110 isianu
ClilCAflo Ills. May 21.- At the Orand Lodge
nt (ioou rempiars to-day there was 11 discus-
sion on tho rullnir of tho ltlirbt NVnrtbr Orand
Templar that it Good Templar attorney has tbo
rltht as attorney to defend saloon keepers.
Tho decision was reversed. The ruoro at the
Mile. Armanda S'll miles; Morgan M9; Wood
Hei.kna U. T. May '-M Ilenton advices are
that. Lieutenant Steele of Fort Matlnuls
wliila out scouting with Corporal J tunon and a
band of Canadian Creo Indians near Mussel-
shell Missouri river finding thoinsclvcs cov-
rciurning wmi reiniorcomeius cnpiurca 1110
bund of tii India lis iindor tbo Cree (lilef Tabor.
Tbo Indians Iiiimi boen started for Fort Assen-
Ibolue and will bo driven back Into Canada
I.iMEiiICK. Ireland. Mav2l. Tho inhabitants
f this eltr and eountr aro nreuarinir h hearty
weleomo for Archbishop Croke. Tin J Ills and
villages or ine unnuiy win do niumiuuted to-
If lit In his honor. Archtilshon Croko. rcnlv.
jug to the address at Wloklow depot said It
was tno l'ono s great love lor tho Irish peoplo
that caused him to be solicitous for their wel-
fare. Ho was confident that whon the Pope
unuoisioou iuo summon oetter 1110 enoris or
tho nrlcsthood and himself would be crowned
with success. TInio would prove tlio correct-
ness of his representations to tho Pope. Meau-
while ho urged the people to BUbmlt to tho
PiTTBliunn. l'cnnsvlvnnla. Mav 24. Tho
ennsvlvanla wool-rrowcrH oriranlzed a Stato
association 10-ilay. John McDowell of Wash
ington county was elected t'resldent and
wiiiani iiernou Aiiegneny county eecre-
tary. Ono hundred names were enrolled
Itcsolutlous wero adopted strongly denounc
lug Congress and Soualor Sherman particular
lv. for lull ill 0 to urotect tho wool irrowluir lm
ilustrv. Moiiibers also nlcdired theinsplv4 tn
nia 111 1110 loi inatlou or a national association
to oppoiu all Cungreisinon who will not promlFo
10 assist in gciiing 1110 inuusiry adequate
NasHVII.LM. Tcnn.. Mav 24. Tho comnetl
tlve drill to-day waswltneiwd by n vast con
HOW TI1KY DID IT.
Tho llrltlsh Association Ctdobriites Its
First Anniversary by n Good
The llrltlsh association celebrated thotr first
anntvorenry festival at tho Casino ou tho sixty
fourth anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth
day yesterday. Aftor tho members and
guests had been received and Introduced a
promeunde conoort was given in which
Madame Hosettl-Gerhardt sang tho "Prayer of
the Stars" and tho Nlghtlngnlo's Trill." Mr
Gcrhardt sang "What Shall ICallThce." These
artists also amiearod Inn scene from Tra via ta.
it is scarcely neeessarv to sav that titer wore
very successful in their edorU to please- tbo
Drltlshers nnd sang and acted in an artlstiu
way. jura. i'. liorir and miss wario uieost
pan ir two verv Hun duets. Mrs. J
Lord tnado a suceossful debut In Crouch's do
iriinic a. ruin s cornet soio was oxceucut nnu
much umiroclated. Thn Klixlitli cavalry ban
performed selections of niuslo in admirable
stylo. Acting Prcsldont Itydcr-Tuyloi' then
delivered tho Presidential nddrossnud declared
the now olllcors for the ensuing term. The
imrtv then marched to tho lower room whero
a remarkably good and liberal supper wns
scrvou uy Mr. j.uuwig itiauuoRO. ti.incmg was
then carried on In tho main hall while in 'ho
adjoining saloon many played old I'.ng'lsli
games. At U o'clock the uicmbora snug (toil
Save the Queen giving her hearty llrltidi
cheers. Cheers were also irlven for the Prist
dent Hoi and nnd the Autlug President.
Tho Union Jack of England nnd tho stars
and stripes of America uoupled by tho lono
star nag wero susponuea noovo tno uour.
Thesa wero made especially for tho occasion
by Mrs. N. Hunt and Mrs. Ityder-Tnvlnr. The
members wore urettv red. white and blue bad
ires made tiv Mrs. ltvder-'lavlor. (he nrlnclnal
ortleeiu being distinguished by the arms of
ureal nnuiiu attacneu tno oanges. ilio i'roil
Men wioy liwiv ihv .wvuvh 4n(iv
pleasant nud tbo rnriulo ground was
luci concilium xno ireauwav li nes.
Louis whs the first to come on tho grounds 1
the forenoon und drilled 45 minutes. They
were lollowcd by the Houston l.lirht Gnaiil.
in mo aiiernoon tno crescent uiues or mow
Orleans entered tbo drill ground greeted with
enthusiastic nnnlainc over their lino nnneai-
nneeanil steutly movement. Theso wero tho
only companies uniting rortne f irst inrantr;
urlzo of SI.OUO. All thus far bai o drilled well
mid tho popular Impression Is that tho eon
icsi not ooiween mo two companies iroin wow
Orl-antt and Mobile Tho Iluseh Zouaves of
St. Louis followed tho Crcsont Hillcs in the
drill for the sncolal premium for iho best
zouave drill. Tho day concluded with a dress
parade live companies taking part.
Observations taken at Kit a. m.: Sail Anto
nio barometer 29.91 thermometer 71; Fort
Concho barometer 29.B0 thermometer Ctl; Gnl-
voston bnrotneter 30.00 thcrmomotcr 78;
Shrevcport barometer 211.99 thermometer (W;
Now Orleans barometer :!0.10 thormometer 82;
Littlo ltock barometer 29.ud tbcrmoinctor (14;
Memphis barometer .10.01 thermometer til;
Tho Indications aro for clear fair weather.
Why Desdeinona Loved Othello
Probably many lovers of Shakesneare have
wondered and still wonder how Oesdemuna
came to fall in love with Othello. He was a
Moor perhaps a neero. and recaled her with
blood-curdling stories that might have pro-
duced some etlect upon a small boy's imagin-
ation but hardly won the heart of a fair
maiden. A Shakespearean student has made
careful study of the text and finds that the
secret is to be tound in that general exprts-
ion " moving accidents" used by Othello.
"When he struck the theme of 'moving
accidents ' she was right at home. There is a
subject about which every woman knows
something nnd in regard to which feminine
sympathy is always ready. When Othello
told how he had skinned his knuckles in pull
ing up the carpets Desdemona doubtless
gave him ' a world of lignj' and when he de
scribed how the piano slid on him as he was
helping to guide it down the front steps the
poor cirl perhaps exclaimed : 'Twas pitiful.
twas wondrous pitiful ; ' and when he dwelt
upon his desperate struggle with the parlor
stove and gave the details of hifctriumphs ovei
111c nuns ui rcueiuous pipe wnai couiu sne
do but cry out ' 'Twas strange 'twas passing
stranee.' These were the episodes that touched
her heart and as Othello in the course of his
long and adventurous life had probably been
a cartnun or stevedore for a few seasons.
there is reason to believe that he could tell
them with rare dramatic realism. It must
have been niter hearing the Moor recount his
OUKLKY'S LAST LKTTKIl
Khowa That If lie lie Wrong Ha Is at
Least Honest nnd CoiisUVtit.
The following is the last letter Curley wrote
prior to his execution for participation in the
hccnlx park murder :
To my Dear and Kvcr-bolovod Wlfo and Chll-
I take this opportunity the last on this de
ceitful earth of saying a few words to you
hoping you will forgive me for the step I took
wim rcgaru 10 my inai. 1 mean lor not trying
to save myself as others did. Hut I could not
stoop so low or bring myself to do so. My
dear wife I will die as I have lived faithful to
my principles and to my country's cause. I
will do as all honest men do bring my secrets
to the grave with me and leave them that are
at freedom to enjoy. Dear wife I will say no
more on mis subject as 1 have domestic busi-
ness to speak ol. I will request of you to
keep vigilant watch over our dear children
keep them to their school and religion and off
the streets as you yourself know I dread to
see children getting the run of the street.
Dear Jane do not think because I say this
that I have not confidence in you. I
nave ine greatest confidence In you. Yes dear
wife I will die at rest for I know you will do
what Is just to them. I will also request of
you not to let them out of your sight or care to
any one as long as you can help it. My dear
and faithful wife now about yourself as I
nave tola you beiore 1 win not ask to restrict
you in any manner. If you think it well to
change your widowed life you can do so with
all my wish and blessing. I never like to see
any one tied. I love liberty but my dear
wue 11 you ever cnangeyourltle be very care-
ful in your choice in a companion against de-
ceitful men. Oh my dear and faithful wife.
I hope you will excuse me if I cannot speak
of this matter as it was very hard to tear my
truthful heart from you and offer It to God;
and what a trial that a base and brutal de-
ceiver should be the cause of separating two
loving ana iruiniui hearts. Jiut Uod's will
be done (has Is my only consolation. My
dear wife I will ask you to be attentive to
your religious duties. No matter how much
you are engaged in the business of the world
never negieci mem. juy reason lor saying so
is in order that I shall meet you in the king-
dom of heaven never to be parted by power
of men. My dear wife I am sure you will be
glad to near I die In peace with all men and
forgiving my enemies. May God forgive
them for the injury they have done me. I am
happy and at peace with God. Oh may God
protect you and my dear children in this de-
ceitful world. Remember me to your dear
father mother Frank Peter Nellie. Mr. and
Mrs. inland granny niisey and all friends.
Believe me to be vour faithful and lovinr
husband Daniel Curley.
Prince Augustin de Yturbide heir pre-
sumptive to the Imperial crown of Mexico
but who has no pretensions in that direction
as he takes occasion to state arrived in New
York from Europe recently. The young
man whose mother was a Miss Alice Green
of Washington City Is a grandson and only
living heir of Augustin de Ytuiblde.known as
"The Liberator" who having returned to
Mexico in 1S24 after having been banished to
Italy was arrested and publicly shot July 19
of that year. He was adopted it will be re-
membered by Maximilian when only two
years of age. The young man has been thor-
oughly educated abroad and also studied for
twj years and a half at the Mexican Military
academy. He is well informed upon matters
of general interest and is said to be exceed
ingly modest in speaking ol General Diaz
upon he whom he was about to call In New
York he said : "General Diaz is n verv In.
tellicent and very able man. and has done a
great deal of good for Mexico. He deserves
much credit tor starting that country on its
present prosperous career. He is I presume
the most popular man in Mexico.' He knows
the country and people thoroughly and he
understands well what the present needs are.
He is a sagacious man and is quite capable
of giving the Mexican Republic just the kind
of government that it needs. I understand
that the object of General Diaz's visit to this
country is to bring about closer commercial
relations between the United States and
Mexico and I have faith in his ability to ac-
complish his purpose. If his ideas prevail
not only his own country but this nation
will be satisfied with the result. The devel-
opment of the railroad system of Mexico has
helped that country to a great extent and ex-
i-resincni uiaz is me instigator of that sys-
tem." On the stibiect of his inherited till
he said ; "I do not expect to exercise any
royal authority in Mexico. Even should any
of the friends of nur family undertake to get
up ui..n.iiicui iu ic-csiaunsn me mrone 1
would not give such a movement my sanction
I think that a large majority of the people of
Mexico are satisfied with a Republican form
of government and that form is certainly bet-
ter for tfcem than any other. I suppose that
I am the only living heir to the Mexican
throne but I have no pretensions in that
direction and am quite content to enjoy
equal rights with other good citizens of that
growing Republic. I am a Republican at
heart and believe in the prevailing ideas of
this continent." Young Yturbide will visit
Washington with his mother and after re-
maining in the United Stales for a few months
will return to Mexico where he expects to en-
ter the army.
Sued by n Mutch Multer.
Timothy Lewis has just won a suit against
the estate of Benjamin A. Jenkins his sister-in-law's
husband receiving $1400 of the
$3000 Jenkins promised to nav him a little-
over two vears nra. If he mnnM .f t: .
success in conducting an unusually lively wife. Lew is had the foresight to secret his
...i u.u..Uu.uwliu nisi muuc .uu-ui-iftw m me 1011 01 me uarn where the
up her mind to elope with htm." bargain was made and this witness won his
r.u-1 111.1 11 T . . C"e. After the marriage which was a happy
Philadelphia Press; Jay Gould's retire- one Jenkins declined to pay Lewis and that
ment from journalism deprives the profession wily match maker waited until the old man
of on? of its most successful members dktl to produce his witneu Jn the ewe
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