The San Antonio Light (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 47, Ed. 1, Saturday, May 26, 1883 Page: 1 of 6
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The San Antonio Light.
Vol I. No. 47. f
San Antonio Texas Saturday May 26 1883.
Ten Cents a Week.
Caution to Consumers of Coal Oil.
86y This company from this date will not liamllo IiiHurnnco Oil and Puro-
lino for the following reasons : IiiHuriV'co 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 IiiHUrnllCft Oil and L'tirolino from sources where they
could buy cheapest -without regard to quality. Intmranco OH Is simply
any qtmllty of Water White oil. Consumers liavo no guarantee of its Fire
Test or purity. Flirollno is simply any quality of 74 0 Gasoline. As Gasoline
varies great y in purity consumers should only buy under the proper name of 74 0 GllH-
nliltu and then be sure the goods are guaranteed by responsible parties. The quality oi
IllStir llico Oil and Parol Ino which has been furnished by Insurance Oil Tank
Co. has almost entirely stopped the demand but we wish to warn Intended purchasers we
W 11 not 1)0 rcspoiislulo for these brands. Very Respectfully
WATERS PIERCE OIL COMP'Y.
11 inn or D
IN ANYQUANTITV AT
ED. STEVES c& SONS'
Yards at International nnd Groat Northern Railroad Depot and Galveston Harrisburg nnd
San Antonio railroad truck East Commerce Stroct.
iU AND LOUISIANA FINE
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!
CALCASIEU LUMBER YARD.
I want to tell about tlio BOSS HAtlOAINS to bo had at
537"Elognnt Dress Glnghnm at 7fcs 10 and 12HJ cenU.
t!&Lungtry Dress Lawns at 5 cents per yard.
t3r7Lonsdalo Bleached Domestic yard wide 80.
FOREST MILL BLEtCIIKD DOMESTIC Y"Mr0ioo
East Commerce Street adjoining Sunset Railroad
1. O Itox 288 Tolcphono Sill.
1CUEP CONSTANTLY OV HAND
consisting or i' mining rimhor mixing poncing urossoci I'loo'lng aiding. Hondcd Colling
nd Kliilshliiir Lumber: also 11 full supply of DoorN Sash Ullii'ls Mouldings Shingles Dressed
ana mmgii ricxois in an i-uitonis i-iiisioring ijhiii iiuiijcii iro .mxou ruuus iitiuuurs
Hardware and everything found In a tlrst-eluss lumber yard. Wo a 10 propnod to lurnlsti
eiiecwi Diiia 10 oruer at snort nonce uoing conuuuteu wmi one or tno lureest nuns in 1110 uuca
Rough Lumber same price as Rough Texas Pine $25 per M.
San Antonio Lumber Co. A. T. liensloy Manager
J. H. MARQUART
Boot & Shoe Manufactory
NO. 17 SOLEDAD STEEET
Opposlto tlio courthouse Is whoro you can got tbo best and neatest BOOT AND SHOE In Ban
aiuouiu lor 1110 icasi monoy.
Employs Only the Best Workmen
.AJ3? JR. ?.u?UU'B.n-4rr.'.c.?? "'y competition. Always Itoops on hand a largo stock of
K12ADV MANUFACTURE!) GOODS of Ills own rnuko which will bo sold at bottom prices.
-AJOL KINDS OF EEPAIRING
Neatly and promptly dono and satisfaction guaranteed a Ivo mo a trial.
J. H. MARQUAUT Proprietor
ems Gleaned In the Hotel Corridors and
from Various Other Sources.
Colonel Sldtiov Mrudc. ot Florosvlllo. Is In
Jlr. Quv Harden of Galveston. Is visiting
Colonel Andrews of Atnscosn. Is vlsltlnr
ltov. J. Ynuniro. of Sherman Is A truest at tho
Mr. James It. Merchant of Galveston. Is vis
iting the city.
Colunol .. It. Ill 1m. of Fort Duncan Is now at
me .Mcngcr notei.
United 8tates Commissioner Paschal has re-
turned from Mexico.
Mr. W. Slngor. n morchant of St. Hadwlir. Is
rogistcreu at uio ucntrai.
Cmitalii Glvn Turouand. of llnlconcs rancho.
is at tuo atcngor noiei.
Miss Atnrur Is renorlcd to bo out of dancer.
uui siio is sun in a uau conuition.
Dr. Chew has nurtlallv recovared from his
sickness ana is again on tuo streets.
Mr. W.Dunn nnd Misses Hlma and Faille
Coleman of Scguln aro guests at the Ilord
Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Lawrence of Austin.
havo roturnod from Monterey and are at tho
Scnor Miirucl Dondeand A.SIIva. of Guav
mas havo arrived In tho city and aro at tho
Professor F. V. Winkle and GeoriroM. Nor-
cll. of tho Agricultural and Mechanical Col
lege aro at tno Mcngor.
Mr. U. D.Casscll. of Now Orleans nnd Mr.
Thomas Looko of London English capitalists
nru ui wie iciurui sguKing uivcsimeni.
Miss Itoso l'hclns Is rccuverlnir from the cf.
fects of lnlurr to her hnnd sustained tiv ton
cioso contact wiin a mattress maxing ma
ciuno uiii sno sun nas ner nana uanaugcu.
At tho Mcmrer hotel aro J. O. Kvans. Iloorne:
J. D. Fenncll Begllln: M. II. Krsklne
uvHiue u. i. uuiDorsun jeucrson;itir. vinow
Galveston: Mrs. Wnlston Galveston; Mrs
Oliver 8teole Georgetown; J. II. Shorwood
Parks. I'lttston; M. hurx Galveston; J. C. Con
verse iiousion; w. ami .Mrs. ureustout wnco;
11. nauuinan umvemnn; n . u. .Miner hos
ton: W. Howard New Vork; Captain Leo Hall
jji eaiie county.
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and typography really remarkable publica
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"Horace." bv Thcodoro .Martin. These are In
tho famous and excellent "Ancient Hassles
for English Headers" scries heretofore ob-
tainable only at tho prlco of SI each but now
published In this handsomo form for 15 cents
each. "Tho Indian Song of Bongs" by Edwin
l.nnll nntlwii-nr "Tho T.lirlilnf Ac I. i. nllh.
lUlied ntil cents the cheapest edition hereto-
fore Issued being 51. Wo also havo tho "Llfo
of Alox II. Stophons" by F. II. Norton author
or "iiro or ucnerni nuncocK ana other
works. It contains an excellent portrait and
n lino Illustration of "Liberty Hall" Mr.
Stephens ruinous noino. mougu a copyright
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It is published at the astonishing prlco of 11)
cents. Tho last lssuo Is Schiller s celebrated
"Song of tho Hull" and "Horo and Leander"
all for cents. Thcso publications aro not sold
ny ucaicra generally out nniy uirect uy tuo
publisher John U. Aluen 18 Vessoy street.
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Florida or Carolina. For cno-thlrdof n ccir
tury It has roado Its regular weeky appearance
at thousands of homes In tlioso States an
over-wlcomo visitor. It has kept paco with
tno requirements or uuvaucea journalism nnu
puch succeedlnir vcar has witnessed marked
Improvements and to-day it ranks with tho
best wook'Ios published In this country.
This mammoth shoot contains eight pnges of
reading innttor comprising all tho nows of tho
wcok teiegrapnio uispatcue. state nows agrl
cultural ltoms. orlirinal bcrlals. eto.
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vonrlv subscriber a conv of anv of tho nub-
lishcd novels of tho Morning News Library
Subscription W a year lit advaucr. Lottcrs
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City Collector's OMlce.
San Antonio May 1 1883.
Tho Stato of Texas I
uountv or iiuxar. 1 v norcas Mrs. i. 11
(Iroesbuck. tho owner of a lot on tho east sldo
of Quintu street has tailed to pay tho amount
01 9 10 .u usscsseu ugainst. nor tor improve-
ments made by tho City of San Antonio on her
sldowalk In front of said lot. after havinir re
ceived due notice to construct tho same but
lulled to comply with suld notice and also
luiitui to oav ino nmouni uuo too uitv ror con-
structtmr said sidewalk althouurh often do
manded by giving iJO days' notice In the olllclal
journal or saiu city 10 110 so as required uy
eocuonu 011111 uruiuance coucerningconstruc-
tlon of sidowulks.
Tlieroforo I. F. C. Hauclson as Colloctor of
the cltv. and In coinnllunco with Section 10 of
said City Ordlnanco.huvo levied upon and will.
nixing legal nours on tno iirsixuesuay or
the month of Juno next to-wlt: on the 6th
day of said month and on each succeeding
day thereof until tho salo Is completed sellitt
puouo outcry to mo nigiiest maacr lor casu
the louowmg uescriued parcel ot town lot be
lug and lying In tho City of San Antonio viz
The north 10 varus out of lot froutlng -7 varus
on tho cast sldo of Qulnta street running back
tor ticpm no varas uounueu soutu uy property
of Mrs. P. II. Groesbock north by John
Withers' oust by tho rlvor to satisfy tho
amount uuo anu unpaid uy saiu .Mrs. r. 11
Groesbock named herein with accruing costs
and interest beioro tno county courtnouso In
Amount with accrued cost may bo paid at
uuy iimu uuturo me uay ox saio
11-21-28 F. C. Haueisen
A New York man has succeeded in per-
fectlni! a paper cross-tie for railroads which.
it is confidently expected will supersede in
time wooden ones entirely. The inventor
claims that in order to cross-tie the 10000
miles of railroad which were built last year.
and to supply the demand (or fresh ties upon
all the woods it was necessary to cut down
300000 acres of forest. At this rate he
holds our supply of timber for tie purposes
win soon be exhausted ana paper win nave to
be used. The paper ties are of very close
fibre and so highly polished that they resem-
ble rosewood. They will take a spike as
readily as wod and hold it as well. It also
deadens sound. The lies will be shortly in-
troduced on the elevated roads in New York.
Sheltering Five Generations
Mother Snence. aced oC lives in a farm
house near Uoone. In the same bouse live
her daughter aged 74; her grand-daugher
aced 40: her crcat-crand-dauphter. aped 21.
nnd her ereat creat-eranddauchter. aced 2.
This is believed to be the only house Tn the
country sheltering live generations.
The Oldest ISngllOi Journalist.
T. Payne Collier. 01 years old. is the oldest
member of the English newspaper press. lie
is living a retired life in a little town in South-
ern England and although in his time one
nf the bes journalists in Great Hritain now
no longer takes any active Interest In news-
paper matters. He is however full of stories
about the journalism of the early part of this
Uonsnmptlon of Gas In llerlln.
In the year 1881-82 the four cas works of
that city produced 3.300000000 cubic teet of
cas of which li'A per cent was consumed in
public illumination. The loss amogited to
8 2 per cent. Schlesian coal is almost ex
clusively empioycu ana yieius an an averace
10000 cubic feet of gas per ton. Over 1 1000
tons ol coal tar were made which sold for
$99143; also 24.300 tons of ammonia water
which sold lor $81940. bchilltng's Journal
Now Invisible Ink.
C. Widemann communicates a new method
of making an invisible ink to Die Nature. To
make the writing or the drawing appear
which has been made upon paper with the
ink it is sulEcient to dip it into water. On
drying 'he traces disappear again and reap-
pear by each succeeding immersion. Thc'tnk
Is made by intimately mixing linseed oil. one
p-irt; water of ammonia 20 parts ; water 100
parts. 1 he mixture must tie agitated each
time belore the pen is dipped into it as a lit-
tle of the oil may separate and float on ton.
which would leave an oily stain upon the
Stacc love has occasionally to be done by
those actuated by ofT-stage hate. A writer in-
stances a. case where she who detested him
had to rush Into the arms ol him who cordial
ly loathed her. Being a true artist she did it
admirably. "Good cracious you need not
quite smother me" he growled in tones of
concentrated aciaity. " You re iar too bitter
a dose for that heaven knows" she mur
mured. While holding her later on in an em
brace the expression of a very transport o
passion he growled: "Now pray don't
lean so insufferably hard." "You are paid
or noiaing me" sne responaea "ana 1 in-
tend to make you eatn your pay." They
nate eacn other to mis a ay.
The Cattle Kings of Texas.
Henry II. Harris Jr. lately back from
trip to Texas where he has some extensive
land interests told the 'Atlanta Constitution
how he found things in the Lone Star State.
tie said : "lsaw in fort worth an old ll
low that didn't look as il he had a dollar that
was one of the cattle kings of Texas. He had
lately sold his beards to a company ol capi
talists for $1600000. They had not yet
made the payment ana were already ollered
:t2ocoooo lor the same herds by a London
company lie did not own an acre ol land.
but simnlr sold his cattle mark. The ten
dency is for outside capital to control the bus
iness. I rode over with a Mobile capitalist
who was carrying $200000 with which he
was eomc to set his ton up In cattle lie es
timated that the money that is the herds-
would double every teree years and that is
about the estimate of the best cattle men of
IIow to Chose a Wife.
A physician writes to vounc men as fol
lows : "My profession has thrown me among
women 01 an classes and my experience
teacnes me mat tne i.reator never cave man
greater proot 01 his love than to place woman
nere wiin nun. Aiy advice is co and pro
pose to the most sensible girl you know. If
the accepts you tell her what your income is
and Irom what source derived and tell her
that you will divide the last shilling with her
and you will love her with all your heart in
the bargain ana then keep your promise.
My word for it. she will live within your in
come and to your last hour you will regret
you did not marry sooner. Stop worrying
about leminine extravagance ana lemtmne un
truth. Just be true to her love her sincere'
ly and a more fond faithful foolish slave
you will never meet anywhere. You will not
deserve her I know but she will never
Realism In Novels.
From the Pall Mall Gazette.
There are many precedents for the minute
slimy 01 second-rate people and sordid mo
tives. George Elliott has done it. Balzac is 1
master ol it Klanbert and Zola have carried
it to the height of perfection which is at once
magnificent and revolting ; and most of us
have agreed long ago that the modern novel-
ist is properly concerned not with ideals or
types but with lile as it broadly is. But let
us never forget that everything depends upon
the mood of the artist; upon the amber so to
speak in which these insignificant ugly little
morsels of human nature are embalmed. The
matter may be what it will so long as we are
rrade to feel the creat world about the small
world of the book and its characters so long
as while describing what is mean and gro-
tesque and revoltinc. the artist beirs in mind
that eternal source of imaginative effect the
contrast Detween wnat is ugly and what
beautilul what is noble and what is drprade.
Beside Tito we must have Komola: besid
the intrigues of Middlemarch the loftier figure
of Dorothea while not even a French realist
dare give us mere greed and cruelty unre.
lieved by the rash influence of passion
Otherwise from mere realism one is ant tc
turn away and to remind one's self that such
rough protogtaphy is not art.
OKNKHAt AND PERSONAL.
The American Bell Teltnhone eomnanv
has it is said erected $2000000 miles of
overhead wire during the past year.
Three factories in the United States con
sume nearly two million eggs a year in mak-
ing the peculiar kind of paper used by photo-
graphers known as albumen paper.
Boston Transcript : "There was nrolound
wisdom in the advice of that master to whom
a former servant grown rich went to ask
what he should do to appear like a gentle-
man and who answered 'Wear black and
keep your mouth shut.' "
A Boston minister Is reoorted to be search
ing for some one to tell him in 10 words what
is the "new movement" in theology. That
is very easily done says "Spectator" in the
Christian Union. "Where the Spirit of the
Lord is there is liberty." That is just 10
After the dust has been thorouchlv beaten
out of carpets end they are tacked down
again they can be brightened very much br
scattering corn meal mixed with coarse salt
over them and then sweeping it all off.
! Ik. -.1. ...I 1 1- ... 1 .!
nil me anu uuu iui iu cifuai proportions.
Five youner ladies of Denver. Colorado.
ride the bicycle "man fashion" clad in
black velvet knee breeches woolen high
stockings a polo cap and a sack coat with
low cut bicycle shoes. The Denver mascu-
lines are all learning to ride so as to accom-
pany the girls in their spins.
for some mysterious reason the Berlin
police have just seized Boccaccio's "Decam-
rom." A number ol lunctionaries suddenly
npeared at the publishing house of Messrs.
ioffman and carried off everv codv thev
could find of Foltun's German translation; a
strange proceeding considering that the
work has been in free circulation for more
than 20 years.
Certain brands of tobacco sold in this citv
have attached to the plugs round pieces of tin
which become scattered about in the street.
In an uncertain licht thev resemble 10 cent
pieces and the harrowing feeling that possi
bly you may nave overlooked a genuine dime
rather than take the chances of being laughed
at for picking them up keeps a man in a cold
sweat most 01 tne time. 1 hey should be pro-
hibited by law. Post-Express.
The Bandera Bugle in speaking of its town
says : Handera is the cheapest place to live
in a tine place to marry in the hardest place
to die in the livest place to do business it
and the best place to buy real estate and
build factories in Western Texas. She has
fresh mountain air. clear cold linrnid water
and abundance- of it beautiful flowers live
men handsome women a countless multitude
of children (all fat) lots of chickens and hogs
(some fat) plenty of plain food and heaps of
canned goodsat the stores. What more does
a man want T
' Mackay of Nevada." a cable messare
from Berlin announces " will attend the cor-
onation of the Czar" the dispatch adding:
- Airs. niacKay accompanies ner husband
and takes 15 court dresses." This news it
important but perplexing. Why should Mrs.
Mackay take 15 dresses to wear at the corona-
tion t Perhaps she will wear them all at
once as a safeguard against the assassin's bul-
let or flying bits of exploded bombs. The
lady's courage is admirable. The Nihilists
may scare the Czar into postponing the cere-
mony but they can't scare Mrs. Mackay of
Nevada out of her determination to exhibit
those 15 new dresses if it takes a 1 mb.
Rochester Post-Express: Rev. Mr. Tal-
mace says the principal occupation in heaven
willbe singing. In the other place we un-
derstand it will be singeing.... The report
that procrastination is the thief of time is not
correct. It is the poet who sang "I love to
stral awhile away." .... As a boy Lord Byron
was very fat. We understand though he
has since lost his superfluous flesh.... It is
said that some New Yorkers now die of old
age before they reach the prime of life....
When a man's heart leaps into his throat he
is not necessarily light hearted.... A Lotus
club cook has been fined $10 for cutting off a
cat's tail. We do not believe such an act is
any worse than cutting off an ox's tail but we
wouldn't care to eat any 01 the soup.
A Wise Resolution.
The editor of the Two Laredos writes as
follows: As we arr. nuhltchr
editor-in-chief local marltrt. wiiili.- mit-li
monial commercial and marine reporter
lAjuijjusuur pressman ana aevit one by one
as necessity may require we had about con-
cluded tn asenmr (lit. nrnnmm T ' :.-. .1
of the editorial " we" but when we reflected
mat wc wsuiu nave 10 distinguish ourselves
in our various capacities by saying " I the
manager" "I the matrimonial reoortcr."
etc. and bethoucht ourselves that we mlnht
sometime have occasion to say " I the
devil" have finally concluded to stick to
the rood nlrl.fachinnf.rl " ur. ' hl!vnn tl.-.
in many things the old way is the best.
Adam nnd Eve In Kaunas.
A special from Crowley county this State
gives an account of the location of a veritable
Garden ol Eden. Last Sunday a man and
his wife named Palmer while laboring under
a delusion stripped themselves and not be-
ing adorned by even the historical fig leaf
wandered about their corral and orchard all
day and night imagining they were in Eden
and obeying the behests of Jehovah. As the
husband is a very strong and powerful man
the neighbors were afraid to go near them
but on Monday morning some of them coaxed
up courage enough to go to them and per-
suade ihem to clolhe themselves. Their
children were in the house but were unable
to do anything with their parents. The
couple are now quiet hut still out of their
minds. The woman who Is very well edu-
cated was bitten by a rattlesnake a few days
before the above occurrence but trusting
solely In jirayer refused to allow anything to
be done for her to cure the bite.
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