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as socond-class matter.
TUi: DAY, Al'lt'l. 3, 1883.
Tltt mouthingsof Roisa, Finerty, Eagan
and Crowe, and of all others who advocate n
dvnamite policy to secure the independence o
Ireland, only drives sympathy from the Irish
Poor Lo is creating some excitement in
Mexico, where he has donned war paint and
murdered a score or more of settlers. Uncle
Sam should sit on him till all his courage is
crushed out and he again sues for peace.
The beauties of the city ore seen to greatest
advantace in the early morning hours when
the streets are not yet obstructed by boxes
and bales and the monotonous hum of bust
ntss does not bring one's mind down to Ihe
petty details of existence when the golden
splendor of the sun is driving mystic shadows
away from picturesque church and vine-clad
dwelling when trees and shrubs bend low as
they receive the caresses of Southern zephyrs
freighted with odors of fruits and flowers
when tall spires take on a sheen as ol silver
when the rippling waters of the river mitror
the scenery above them in breaking lines of
light and shadow when nature smiles and
lends to works of art a color and tone the
later strife robs it of before the noonday sun
San Antonio has several hotels and nu
merous boarding houses, all of which are
sources of great profit to their proprietors
But the field is not yet filled. Besides room
for a commodious first-class hotel there is
ample space for six or seven first-class board
ing houses. All winter long the city has been
crowded with strangers, many of whom had
difficulty In finding places to rest. Not in
frequently strangers, though willing to pay
large prices for accommodition, were com
pelled to put up with inferior service at second
or third class places. When the I less, the
Ford and the Geistinger opera companies
were here the lack of accommodation was
made evident by the futile attempts of some
of the members to obtain any quarters, how
evef bad. A fortune is awaiting the man who
builds a first-class hotel and the woman who
starts a first-class boarding house.
Tub attention of the Legislatures of other
States Is called to the law regarding the plea
of insanity recently enacted by the Legisla
ture of California. It provides that whenever
a criminal shall have entered a plea of insan
ify as a defense he shall be immediately ex
amined by experts with a view to a determin
ation as to hts mental status. Jf pronounced
sane the plea shall be considered an aggrava
tion of the crime of which he is accused
the verdict be in conformity with his pl-a h
shall be sent to an asylum for lunatics an
not again released unless his sanity at th
time of committing the crime be established
when he shall be tried as if not insane. The
enforcement of such a law will tend to a re
daction of pleas of emotional and tempora
insanity and to the closing of many of th
loopholes of escape presented to criminals by
hair-splitting lawyers learned in the tcchnl
calilies of, their profession and eager to ad'
vance their interests by securing the acquittal
of their clients, even though it be at
pxpenie of their lelfTCjpect,
Till! IUISII DYNAMITE POLICY.
A recent number of the Irish World con
tains a letter signed by Mr. 1". W. Crowe, of
l'eoria, Illinoir. suggesting Ihe burning ol
London with coal-oil. Mr. Crowe, who is nn
Irishman, says: "For this mode of warfare
we ought to have 500 sober, brave men; and
we ought to have $50,000. for ihcir support
aud maintenance for one year in Ihe field;
300 of these men to occupy London, 50 for
Manchester, 50 for Liverpool, 50 for Hristol,
and 50 for Glasgow each of these soldiers on
entering the re pecllve battle-grounds to se
cure a room a furnished one. To that room
e ought to convey a five.gallon can of coal
1 in his trunk, and a box of matches. On a
stormy night, on signal from the officer com
manding, too fires should blaie out in differ
ent parls of London, and fanned by an equi
noctial storm, they would make a blaze that
would be the wonder of the world.'1
Can nnvthing mere infernal than this be
imagined? There are nearly five million in
habitants in the city and environs of London.
To carry out the diabolical plot that Mr. Crowe
suggests would be to massacre hundreds ol
persons, mostly innocent women and children,
and to throw thousands of the poor out of
homes and out of work. Many of the poor
are Irish or of Irish descent It is astonishing
to find that anyone wiU suggest such a diabolic
plot, and still more astonishing that any re
sectable newspaper w II pub ish and commend
And if it were successful it would do no
good. It would only jM-lly incense the hng-
lish people against a race who could suggest,
much less cirry out, such an infernal scheme.
Ireland has lost mny friends, and justice to
that country has been more retarded by the
action of such dastardly, self-styled patriots
than by all other causes. As an instance of
this the murder of Lord Frederick Cavendish
and Mr. Burke may be cited That crime oc
curred just at a time when the English
and Irish were nearer trne affiliation than at
any other period of the nation's history and
really good means were being devised for
Ireland's welfare. What was the result?
The sympathy, which had taken years to ere
ate, was seriously wounded il not killed, the
good measure vanished, and England, instead
f meeting Ireland as a loving father and
daughter, met her as a rebellious, cruel child
who needed coercion, and who did not merit
either love or consideration. It was the source
of additional misery and it will be long before
Ireland will regain the position she then lost
by the act of the worthless men who thus de
eradtdhrrin the eyes of the world. Ireland
has her wrongs, but she will never right them
by outrage. The action of such men as
Crowe, O'Donovan Rossi and others of a
like character, have done no good and only
tends to prevent a firm bond of unity between
England and Ireland and the realization of
Erin's brightest dreams.
In view of the action recently taken by our
cily authorities in relation to gambling, and
that fraternity generally, the following from
the Nashville (Tennessee) correspondent of
the New Orleans Times-Democrat will be jol
local interest :
1'hc bill passed by the Legislature, civine
the racing and fair association a monopoly ol
pool selrinc is to be tested, as other par ies
claim to have ihe rieht to sell pools under the
act recently passed, known as the Jockey Club
b'll. Legal advice has been sought, and the
incorporators of the Nashville Jockey Club
propose w sen puui-, ucguung wmi 111c new
The anti-i!ambling bill has been sicned bv
the Governor, but. owing'to a defect in the
title. It will not, it Is believed, go Into cllect
for 40 days. The bill provides that
"any person who shall keep a room.
hall, or house for the purpose of encouracini;,
or promoting, aiding or assisting the playing
ol any game ol laro, keno, three-card monte,
mustang, red and black, high ball, roulette.
twenty-one, or hazard, or who shall keep or
exhibit such gaming tallies, or operate the
simc. either ns owner or employe, upon con
viction shall be deemed guilty of a felony and
shall be fined not less than $200 nor more
than $500 and imprisoned in the State l'cni
tentiary not less than one nor more than three
years. That the change of any of the games
enumerated herein shall rot prevent the con
viction of any perws gu'1'y of violating any
of the provisions of this act." The snortinrr
iiaicumy mi "Kicc uiai wucn 111c law uucs go
into effect it will breakup all gambling, ard
the greater part have determined to leave the
State, but those intending to leave are now in
clined to remain here until after the spring
C. BREEDING & SON,
Hoom No ft, up-stalr, in Telephone building,
Bowiiwc hi corner or boicuiiu anil
PATENT TIN HOOFING PLATES.
Tho best In nan. Mnmirnntiirnil bv the Na
tional Sheet Metal ltoollnir company, Nash-
uie, icniictiscu. 11 maxosiuo uost roar mu
1 vorv tirnillilniitnl. Thn tilntnunm it ililTcjr-
nt t lze anil may bo of any irnulo or tin do
IreJ. Expansion and contraction from hea
nil cold does not eir-ut thlx rontlnir. Farmors
an "so Itiia readily 8 shltnrlcs. It Is llru-proor
ind oriiaiiieiitnl. It Isverv linnnliir whero It
hns been Introduced Call and m o sntnples and
110 uircnt in tho 'iciepiiono btillillnjr, bouiuwcsi
ornorui soieiiau mm iioiihioii r-irecip, mum
o.fi. Iip-atalrs. J, J. IlltHHDINU & UN,
,'l 13 I111 Architects.
WALTIJAL & OALLAGIIAX,
ATTORNEYS - AT - LAW,
Sau Antonio, Texas,
Ollleoi Dwver bulldlrnr. soiitlioust corner
EUWAUD J. ALLA(HIEU,
Mason & Builder
' 631 HOUSTON STREET.
Mstlmates forilinns. bridirea. boilers, cisterns.
liiTikR. rurnnofH. nvntiR. irr-.itnri mill htllldlllirfl of
all kinds. Will Kuamntco satisfaction. Jolr
Tiiouoii the motive for the prosecution o
Ihe Postmistress of Fort Worth may not have
been commendable the prosecution disclosed
some queer facts. At the office in her chargi
were received 12 sacks of mail consisting of
circulars addressed to citizens of Fort Worth,
several of which were directed to the sam
persons. Postage had been duly paid on th
packages and as nothing in them was an in
fraction of any of the postal rules it was clear
ly the duty of the postal officials to deliver all
the circulars as directed. But this they did
not do. J he I'ostimstrers decided that it wa
us:less to deliver more than one circular to Ihi
same person, and the rest were destrnvi.il
She was arrested, but was subsequently re
leased and the charge against her dismissed
The proceedings indicate the lax mnnmr ir
which postal business is conducted, and force
us to the conclusion that means should be em
ployed to prevent a recurrence of any such
circumstance as lhat made Ihe foundation (nr
complaint against the Postmistress of Fort.
Plumbing and Gas-Fitting,
Hath Tubs, Water Closets, Iron, Lead, Tile Pipe ahd
Plumbers' Goods of all kinds.
Also, JOHNS' A8tli:STOS ItOOFINO- cool, durable, cheap. JOHNS' ASIWSTOS
l'AINTt", that will kc'p their color in thU climate. Tile j. Cellar I.tk'liU,
Tin lt'Hilltitf mid sfilinir. I'lmnhlmr dono reasonably ami well,
ltools painted mid tniulo tlulit by an experienced Itoof
Palnterat tho lowest price. All worv iruarantecd.
maury & McClelland
PETERSON & SOMMEUS,
Tho proprietors of tho Atlanlio fJurdcns, havo inaugurated 11 seilcs of
For tho public, to bo Riven 011 Wcdncpilay, Saturday and Sunday Afternoons.
Tho music will bo or tho hhrhost charaeler, ami all the accommodations will be flint-class.
raniiiies ami iiioics win 110 welcomed anil nil 1 npropcr cimmcier will 110 excluded.
They proposo lo make theso concerts tho very best, and tho Atlantis (Janlcns tho modt
popular In tho city.
DEVINE & SMITH
A.tto rney s-a-t-Iaw.
s.N ANTONIO TEXAS
ims 7 sad 8 Devino
HtiiUlinc, SolecUd itracfS
Will ittend lo IIbotiou In tho ail, and Federal
SIMMANG & HAMPBL'S
Postoffice Exchange Restaurant.
FRESH FIII, OYSTERS, SIIRiaiF, CRABS AM) GAME
iVIwuys on haml, and served In llrst-class style. Good board by thu day, week or mouth at
reasonable rutw. OI'UN DAY AND NIGHT. 3 1U tf
P. Groos & Co.,
and Dealers in Exchange,
J. S. Loekwood
J. II. Knmpmann.
.ockwood & Kampmann,
(Successors to Thornton & Loekwood).
llonl lii Mnxlemi dolluni and bullion. Tol-
CKiuphlo transfers made. Hills on any part of
uropo nnu jucxico.
Pdum St., opp. Menger Hotel,
SAN ANTONIO, : : : : TEXAS.
ltnr l.a hv the dAv. weelc or month. Saddle
horses, carriages sod buggies can be ordered at all
No. 237 Commerce Street,
Will furnUh Wooden and Metallic Burial Cases D(!
Caskets, Hearses and Carriages at all times Offic
open day and night. Telephone connections witr
Health ooic.s. . j-io-i'
Wiilircnbcrger & Co.,
NO, 10 YTDRRI STHEET.
SAN ANTONIO, - - - TEXAS.
LIVE STOCK EXCHANGE
And General Colnmission Dealer.
San Antonio, Tcxns.
The Itcsldcnco uf the I.ate KGovi-rnor
Tho l-CAldcni-n nf Ibn l.itn ni.llovnriior Da via
nt Austin, Texas, la tor calo. Tho hoiiFOla
lariro and roomv: tho irroiinds 1110 hlirhlv Im
proved .unci every modern conveuionco nag
been studied to mako tho piunilWH comforta
ble. About seven acres of ground ia Included
In tho property. Tho sito Is one of tho lineal in
IUU OUllC. MltS. I.. J. DAVIK,
tf Austin. Toxas.
SAM C. BENNETT,
Wholesale and ltctull Dealer in
FINE WINES, LIQD0RS,
uiyiuo turn iooacco. raruuumr tuicutiui
kivuii iu rcroiving nno soiunir wool ror
PAN ANTONIO. TJS2CA.8.
SOULE & WILLIAMS,
PAINTS, OILS, GLASS, ETC.
Solo Agents Tor the Celebrated Arcril! Ready-Mixed Taint.
Paper Hangings in Every Variety.
272 Commerce Street, , San Antonio, Texas.
mm (IUU 1 011 L MEL
JHXi3fCr!lj' our Tents itro ror by liUQO & HUHMKLTZKH.
B&'Or&eTi by mall promptly attended to. AU work guaranteed. Prices rcasonablc."tj
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I want to tell about the Doss Paper,
The San Antonio Light, f
Only 10 Cents a Week.
235 Coiutnerco St., - fan Antonio, Texas. 1
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I'm Work is a Specialty I
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Principal Cities in tho Southeast.
la the Union Depot at St. Lonli with Express
tiaios in all directions.
Pullman Palace Sleeping Cars
between SAN ANTONIO. AUSTIN, HOUSTON
and GALVESTON, and elegant Hole Cars b.tweeo
SAN ANTONIO andST.L&UlS.WIthVniCnanVe.
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Ticket Agents or to ' '
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