The San Antonio Light (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 111, Ed. 1, Wednesday, August 8, 1883 Page: 2 of 4
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The San Antonio Light.
A. W.Girroiui Titon. U. JonKsoN
W. L. Winter.
Gilford Johnson & Winter
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Jtril. P JOHNSON Is duly authorized to
solicit and collect for Tn K San Antonio l.ld iit
Bubscrlbers not rccclrlnir their paper will
moose make complaint to blm or at tho ofllce.
Subscribers aro warned not to pay their
subscription except upon presentation or a
orooerly receipted bill from this olllco.
THOMAS II. JOHNSON
Entered at postofHco at San Antonio Texas
ti aooond-clasa matter
WEDNESDAY AUGUST S 1883.
Ton Leo hat lately announced that he fa-
vors the thorough education of girls lie
thinks lhat woman Is determined to be the
most powerful aid to the will beiog o( the hu-
man race and that for this end the highest
education of both heart and mind Is needed.
With the price of ice out ol sight of either
lore or money just now it looks powerfully
like the beer men were real and true members
of the society for the prevention of extreme
dryness when they considerately set out
! roM I.. .i il. u .:-. -r . .
Uv reason of the ice famine of the last few
days straight lemonades common to good
are firm at 13 cents and it begins to look as
If lhat class of market quotations would slip
entirely out of the reach of the most ardent
St. John disciple. Old Anheuser is a tolera-
ble lair sort of a Christian after all.
The Two Republics published in the City
ol Mexico has been chang'd from a tri-
weekly to a daily and has been o(herwlie Im-
proved. This piper his.done and is doing
much towards breaking down many of the
prejudices that have existed In the minds of
the great public regarding our sister Republic
and the Light Is pleased to see this evidence
An exchange says ! "Gas In Great llritain
is much cheaper than with us and the gas
mefrs there are not as adjustable as the Amer-
ican pattern The price of gas in English and
Irish cities Is as follows per loco leet : In
Dublin 90 centi; Belfast 90 cents; Plymouth
Co cents; Leeds 44 cents; Carlisle Co cents;
Manchester 04 cents; and Birmingham 56
cents." In San Antonio gas Is $5 00 and of
a quality lhat barely ranks lair to middling
and we have heard of late Instances where
parties resorted to tallow candles in order to
see the lighted gas jet.
There have been a number of cases of
cholera In London within the past week and
the physicians there say they were not of the
true Asiatlc.type but were only sporadic cases
To which the Washington Critic adds! "That
is all very well if you can only believe It j but
it was noticed in this country in other cholera
visitations that the Asiatic always followed
the "sporadic" so closely that it was impossi-
ble to tell where the one ended and the other
began. The authorities here and In other
cities also should prepare lor the dread visi-
tor at once."
The announcement of the managers of the
San .Pedro springs park that hereafter no
Mexican should be allowed the use of the
dancing platlorm In the park has literally
stirred up a hornet's nest and Mexicans all
over the city are more than earnestly indig-
nant at the discrimination. The park be-
longs to the city and every citizen has a pro-
portionate right to Its use and occupation
under the conditions of good behavior and
respectability and It is a mild assertion to
say that the attempted exclusion of the Mexi-
cans is an outrage and it is quite likely that
Mr. Kerbel the lessee will have to explain
very promptly the reasons for his action.
CITY politics are going to be more than In
teresting between now and the next election
and there will be a fair sprinkling ol unkno
quantities mixed up In the campaign that will
be pretty certain of evening up some of the
wrongs of the past. There is an outcropplog
of feeling against the waterworks monopoly
that no doubt will take shape sufficiently defi
nite to give the people some rights in the
near future that they did not know they were
entitled to. The taxation of church
and school property will be no small qucs
tion which the aspirants to office will have to
take a positive stand on In order to satisfy
that other class of our people whose church
fealty Is stronger than Ihcir political faith and
take it all in all It begins to look as If there
will be a much more lively time than some of
the bosses anticipate or desire.
The effects ol the strike are being felt every
dsy and hare been beneficial in so far that
the public at large look favorably upon any
scheme that will in a measure break down or
moderate the arrogance of the powerful tele-
graphic companies now In existence. New
York beiog the centre of the capital of the
country has taken the initiative in the organi-
sation of the Merchants and Telegraphists'
association and its prospectus has been
issued. It proposes to start with a capital ol
$10000000 "subscribed and paid in as It Is
called for by the directors by 50000 lile
members of the association the fee for mem-
bership beiog $200. When 10000 member-
ships have been secured the organization Is to
be formed As there Is to be no stock there
will be no dividends but each member will be
entltlcd-to receive annually t. ticket for tele-
graphing to the amount of $20 or 10 per
cent on his payment. As these tickets will
be transfe:able'they will be good value to any
holder but it Is presumed that the bulk of the
subscribers will be merchants an-1 others
having frequent occasion to use the wires. On
the decease of a member his heirs or devisee
will be entitled to a 'death payment 1 equal in
any case to the original investment of $100
and after the first year to the value of the
membership as shown by the last annual re-
port of the directors. If there is a surplus
shown for the year exceeding 10 per cent. or
$1000000 the cash payment Is to be $300
and $100 is to be added to this payment for
every 10 per cent of accumulated surplus."
The address of County Judge Mason to the
County Judges throughout the State asking
for statistics regarding the insane Is being
widely and favorably commented upon. Under
the head of "A Timely Movement" the Waco
Examiner says : "It is to be hoped that In
every case the officials thus interrogated will
return prompt and comprehensive responses.
The result of the movement ought to be the
acquisition of a large fund of valuable statisti
cal information bearing upon the subject of
the insane and their care. Prodded by public
opinion the Legislature took some very com-
mendable steps towards Increasing the facili-
ties for the care and treatment of lunatics.
The institntlon at Austin is undergoing en
largement and Improvement and a new
asylum at Terrell to be completed within
another year are measures that will pave the
way to a solution of whst lias been and is yet
a problem. But this is hardly more than a
beginning. There is reason to believe that
these Institutions will not be able to accommo-
date more than 50 per cent. if that much of
those who aranow entitled to admission and
treatment. The statistics of insanity in this
State have never been intelligently and
elaborately compiled. If the County Judges
will all act in conceit they can furnish the
Legislature and public as well facts and
figures showing the true situation. And then
public opinion as in the past will impel the
next Legislature to further efforts In the
direction of meeting the emergency. There
should be no halt until the question is thor-
oughly underttood. It is not contended that
every person of unsound mind should at ouce
be remanded to a State institution. In many
cases it is desirable that persons so affected
shall remain with their families or friends as
they frequently recuperate very rapidly. But
it is desirable that the State shall possess fac-
ilities and accommodations adequate to the
demands and needs of all who actually re-
quire the treatment and restraint that are to
be louad nowhere else save in a well con-
ducted asylum. It it especially desirable that
the practice now a matter of necessity of
confining lunatics in the county jail shall
cease at the earliest practicable day. That
such necessity docs exist is a burning dis
grace to the State which ii now and has ever
been competent to obviate this practice. It Is
a rebuke to civilization and humanity. The
Bexar County Judge has inaugurated a timely
and humane movement. Let him persevere
get all the facts compile and lay them before
the public. There need be no apprehension
as to the result. Public sentiment will compel
remedial measures and promptly too.
The Ends of Justice.
From tho St. Louis Post-Dlapatcli.
The trained blood hounds that are kept at
the Marshall Mo. jail treed two escap
ing prisoners. One of the fugitives was pretty
badly chewed but the ends of justice are to
be looked to rather than the ends of a
From tliu Nurrlatown Herald.
A subscriber wants to know which is the
best system of book-keeping. We can't give
mm the desired Information but the worst
system of book-keeping is when the borrower
neglects to retuin the book.
A Clerical Strike.
From tho Albany Times.
It Is well known that there is a great de-
mand for more clergymen. Hundreds of pul-
pits are vacant. The demand is far greater
than the supply. Should they meet In con-
vention and resolve not to enter their pulpits
until salaries are raited say from 20 to 50
per cent all other strikes would in compari-
son sink into insignificance.
A Subject for Poetry.
From tho New York World.
A noble woman who sets out to bear the
burden and the heat of the day for her hus-
band Is always an admirable object and her
return to him after such a triumphal march as
Mrs. Langtry has had with her laurels and her
greenbacks is an event that poetry loves to
The Chicsgo Times says i "The cholera
has appeared at Alexandria and its march
will be steadily and rapidly westward. It may
be expected to break out In London at any
moment and Its passage from England to the
United States would then be only a question
ofa few weeks at most. Physicians fn New
York who have been Interviewed on the sub-
ject are hopeful that Its appearance in this
country maybe prevented but the cholera Is
mean enough to show up In order to go on
the record of calamities of 1883 If for no other
Notice to Property Owners.
CITY COLLEOTOIt'B OFFlrn I
fan Antonio August 7 MM. I
Tub Statu nr Tkxas i
County of llexnr ( Whereas cortaln par-
ties ownlnv proiierty In the City of San Anto-
nio hnvo fnllcd to construct their sldowalks
after duo notlco given as required by Section
1 of "AnOrdlnaneellegulatlngUoiistructlonof
Sldowalks" and tho city having constructor!
Mild sidewalks as required by Section T of wild
ordinance and tho Mayor having oerlllled to
mo tho below mentioned amounts for collec
ordinance do hereby notify tho below men
tinned nrntiertv owner to corns forward With.
In a) tin) s trom ilatoof this notice and pay the
amount set opioslto each respective tianie to-
gether with accrulngoost
If not paid within said time I am required
by Hectlou 10 of said ordlnnnco to levy and a II
so much of sitld property aa may be necessary
to satisfy tho cost of construction nod collec-
tion. F. C. Hai-eisk.v City Collector.
It. A. McUlroy cast sldo of Dwycr avenue
Mrs. Cathcilno Weber west sldo of Accqulit
street J tin .
Mrs. .In lie A. Wheat west sldo or Acequla
etreet JSI till.
Mrs. (1. MariHioall west sldo of AcequiA
stieet JI9I in.
ltnto of Mrs. Menchnecn do Kusllllo east
sll 1 of Solednd street till I''.
John F. Camp west sldo South Tlorea street
Itlchitrd llllcy west side South Flurea street
San Antonio leo Company west sldo of
Losnya atieet $3ifl 3J. iiug7-lt-ST-scpf)
Kicellcul Iliislncs Opportunity.
To bo sold a grocery atoru and fixtures) at
low price for eiish. Cuuno or retiring owner's
health bad. Apply of Mr. rerrenoud corner
Laredo and Sallnus streets. tf-l-lw
Worthy or Attention.
For tho best or custom mudo boots mid
shoes go 10 the now store of Murtln next door
to Nettc's drug store 217 Commerce street.
C. (1. Parker formerly with Thompson
& Austin hns opened a llrst-elasa Imrlier shop
upposlto jlord hotel olllco 011 Dclluresna street
where ho will bo plcasod to seu all hla friends
and customers. Mr. Parker Is too well known to
need uny leetiiiimendatloiiiiaa llrvt-cluss bar-
ber. The Cause of Failure
Want of confidence- accounts for half of tho
business rallures of to-day. C. Hchaiao A.
DrclM and I.. Or) nskl druggists aro not liable
to Tall ror tho want of coiilldonco 111 Dr. llosun-
ko's Cough and Lung Syrup ror they gle
away a bottlo reeo toull whottresulfcrllig with
Coughs Colds Asthma Consumption und all
atr pet Ions of the ThroAt and Lungs.
Dealer In tho celebrated brand or
NO. 10 SOI.l'.DAI) STItlXT
M E X I C O !
Persons desiring information about Mexico
had better purchase 'Tho llepubllo of Mexico
In 1882" with revised and corrected map by
Lorenzo Castro. Depot at Nlo Tcngg's Com-
merce strict. Sun Antonio. Prleo per copy
with map J3 CO. KS-tf
JXTOTXJS ME A2STS
luxes on land for non-rcbldents will mtcnu to
llin redemption of lnnd sold to tho Statu or In
lnOlvliluulf will glvo p pedal uttcntlon to all
applications for changes of roads In llexar
count)' and will tracoaitd furnish Information
nbout lost and forfeited Jtiuds In Western
Texas. Wlicro no servlco Is rendered no cliarnre
will bo mudo. Correspondence .solicited. Would
refer to lawyer. land agents and old citizens
of Han AntonK 8-Wy
SAN ANTONIO TUXAS.
j. 11. niKSCii.
J. II. FRENCH & CO.
(Succeasoia to Ooo. W. Caldwell.)
273 Commerce Street
Win - TEXAS.
J. C. BREEDING 8c SON
ltoollng Company. Seo samples at our olUco.
T. 8. llAiuasoN.
MAltltlSO.V & IIARRISO.V
ATTORNEYS - AT - LAW
1S1 Solednd Street
Ban Antonio. Twent y-flvo years experience In
Texas. Practice. In all otato und Federal
JOHN W. SEIIiER
General Insurance Agent
Insurance on all kinds of property In cltv or
country and accidental Insurance. Olllco
south Bide Main plaza under Central hotel
Ban Antonio. 7-21-lra
MAMIlltlNO IIOWAUD.ttrottor) soo No.
II. J. Treaoy's catalogue Lexington Ky. Ho
Is a blooded bay 10 hands blgb weighs 12C0
pounds. Service Jil.
KNiailT OK ST. LOUIS (thoroughbred)
sired ' hy Ulondowcr dam by Kpsllon.soa Ilruce's
AmiT.can Stud Hook volume 8 page DM. He
lsadark chestnutsorrcl. Service isa.
DICK (Kentucky Jaok) 15 bands high wolghs
WXJ pound;. Will oover maroa or Jennets.
Short-horn thoroughbred cattle Ued Dulls
by twenty-eighth London Duko Lexington
hy. Services $10.
Spring season Fobruaryl. Terms cash. Sor-
vlocs nald when maroa taken away and if not
with foal havo the privilege to return thonoit
soason f ree of chargo.- Stock delivered at Al-
fred lteavca" Main Plara will bo takon and
brqugbt back without cost.
JWlr Helotes Tex
Tlmo Card In KOVct July 22
LeavoSan Antonio bound North at 'A a.
m 13.15 p m and 0 p.m. Arrlve-8:I0a in.
3:.1 p m. and 8 p. m. Lcaro for lAtcdo II p. in.
arrlro from Laredo "ilia. m.
Train leaving San Antonio 7:15 u. in. lias
tho fa mom
POLLlIliV HOTEL CAR
tlirotttth to Ft. Louis without chango. Tntln
learliiK "an Antonio At 12:11 1. in. lias Pullman
ralacoSlecpltiK car to Texarkaua where
in ni fide with tatt ejrprcfn trains for St. Louis.
Train loailnjr Han Aiitonlnnt (1 p. m. lux ennch
and Piillinu Herpimr car thrminh to llnuiton
nnd )nhcf"ton without elm n ire nrrMntr nt
llouton at 7 n. tn. and (Jahestitti nt ii:il h in.
Two express trains dally between
San Antonio and St. Louis
and three exproM trains dally between Pan
sAntonlonnd Austin. Tho only lino runnlnir
Pullman Palace Hkerlntr cars between ftiu
Antonio nnd UaHeston without change.
CJobo connections nt Llttlo Hock fur Iho
Southeast nnd In the Union Uojtot Ht Louis
with all express trains.
to all Summer Itcsorts arc now on sale nt re-
Por tickets ratos tlmo cards or any Infor-
mation uiiply to
J. S. LANDItV. Ticket Clerk
12 Commerce streot San Antonio Tex.
II. r.IIUUIUiS Passenger Agent
II. W. Mt'CULLOUUH A. (1. 1'. A.
St. Ixiuls Mo.
II. M. HOXin Third Vla-l'rcsldent
St. Iule Mo.
Royal Havana Lottery.
August U 188!J.
Number for XumborPrlzc for Prize
With 2J0 additional prizes.
Only 23000 Tickets. 933 Prizes.
1 Capital l'rlio n.ono
1 " " l(O0
a Prizes S 100 coch I sou
o a " uuo
ai " no " iaui
051 " 10 " 0610
U Approximations to llrst prize flOO
0 Approximations to second prize S50
S Approximations to third prize S.V)
"01 Prlzcsaa above. twins; tho full num-
Ikt In tbo Itoyal Havana and
230 Additional Prizes of 5 each to the
210 tickets having as ending num-
bers tho two termln.il units ot the
numberdrnwlng tho Capital Priro
ot t'J.OUO 1150
KClYrlzes amounting In U. S. gold to. $ 25010
Tickets 83.00 - - 1 lulus. St. 00.
The Itoyal Havana oillclal list decides ovory
prlzo. Subject to no manipulation not con-
trolled by tho partloa in intcreat honestly
managed It Is tho fairest souarest and best
thing that could be conceived.
See that tho namo GOULD & CO. Is on the
ticket. Kono others nro gonulne.
ALL PHIZES PAID ON PHESENTATION.
For Information and particulars address or
1212 Uroadway New York City.
63 East ItanJoii'h Street Chicago 111.
Or W. W. WALLING
No. 3 West Commerce Street and
No. 8 Alamo Plpiu San Antonio
A Good Thing!
TO ADVERTISE Id.
SAN ANTONIO LIGHT
TO E33 icctriril
November 1st 1833.
The Hook will contain thort SUtchci of San
Antonio giving location and direction of important
streets and places In the city. It an
And will tern valuable reference book.
WILL III: PUINTKIl
AM) DISTUIIIUTIII) OUATUITOIJSI.Y.
ADVERTISING RATES i
onk i'aob t:;o.oo
ONE-HALP PAGl! JS.00
ONK-rouitTii i:av s.oo
B-LINI5 (JAltl) 8.00
J'retrred Sftact can bt given to those
who Apply Early.
t UMcc of l'ubllcatlon
210 EAST COJWERCE STREET.
ALAMO MCSIC HOUSE BULLETIM
Prices on I'rst-Cluss Pianos and Organs Itcduccd.
Chlckerlng Plsher and Arlon Pianos Kimball Mason Hamlin and Western Cottage
Organ?. New Ooods In nil lines on hand nnd arriving. Pu(l stock or
sheet tmisla nnd muslo books.
E. C. EVERETT & CO. PROPRIE TORS.
SEOM) EMI VOLKSFflST
Cent i'n I (.union Sun Antonio Texas Friilny si nl
Siiliii'dny October i and ( 'S'.i.
Hiilliiuili Fireworks Kacli Evening.
Tlio Volksfrat nlll bo Inaugurated on Thursday October 1 by a gmnd Torchlight Procession.
rand lmrude oratlona und monster concert by nn orchcstiaof CO musicians. Promenade
concert and dance prize singing prize gymnastic tableaux pantomimes children' operetta
perfoimcd by 150 children.
TI-I3S EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
Ladies and Gentlemen
Do not forgot to go tho PAVILLION on Loaoya Street back of tho
POSTOI'FICC EXCHANGE whero there will bo a
Every Nigltt During- the Weok ! '
SOMMERS & PETERSON Proprietors.
SOULE & WILLIAMS
PAINTS OILS GLASS ETC.
Sole. Apents for the I'clcbratcil Avcrill Read) -Mixed faint.
Paper Hangings in Every Variety.
. 272 Commerce Street San Antonio Texas.
innunn A r riAnifnniAT lrniiin 1
aa HousstfbN sTiincr
I Drink Milwaukee! 8010 AgenU for Western Tolas nnd .Mexico of Croam City ItruwIngCom-
Cream lleor. lmy' Ejport Ilottlcd Ilocr Milwaukee.
TRY IT !
Green Sea Turtle
Something new and delicious. . Beats lobster salmon or any
other canned fish. Try it once and you will
do so again. Put up by the
CORPUS CHRISTI TEXA.8.
IJrThe following are our wholesale agents in Texas :
L. C. Leith San Antonio; Joseph Drown Fort Worth; Patty
& Joiner Sherman; Marselis & Co Dallas; Cleveland &
Cameron Waco; Ludlow & James Belton; Robinson Bros.
Wichita Falls; A. Hansel Laredo; W. D. Cleveland Houston.
EYE 02ST TTrIT
FJturr rr.ouit etc.
ban antonio tkxas
TRY IT !
GAMING - GO.
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