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TUESDAY AI'ltIL 4, 1883.
Tlia Rochester Union man picks out his
words with care. He heads his police column
"Instances of Iniquity," which oughs to sug
gest to the Massachusetts papers to head their
veto columns, " Instances of Obliquity."
This is a visionary joke.
It is considerable travel to worry over ihe
East river by the New York and Urooklyn
great bridge yet it is going to be de
cided that the traveler will have to pay for
the privilege of worrying through it. The
toll-gate is an antiquated nuisance to revive
under such grand auspices.
It is proposed, as a compliment to Ameri
cans, to make Minister Lowell rector of the
University of Edinburgh, which, we take it,
requires the elements of a high flown dema
gogue. Minister Lowell's exalted habits, and
his brilliant record as a diplomat, commend
him to any place so recommended where
"no Irish need apply." It will be more re
lief than compliment to Americans if Brother
Bull will put to use, in a friendly way, all
Minister Lowell's snobbery. Much goes to
FRENCH WINES AND TIIEIK ADUL
TERATIONS. The American people have their own man
ufacturers of food and drink in their thousand
and one forms who induslriously apply them
selves to gain, and use adulterations by which
we are duly poisoned, health impaired, and
life shortened. But there are, besides,
brought to this country from abroad as many
deleterious drugs and poisons in food and
drink as we ourselves provide. Among these
none exceed in the pernicious properties of
French wines. The preference of Americans
for everything imported, which was natural
and reasonable in the early days of the Re
public, does not grow less wilh the advance
ment of American proficiency in the arts and
sciences nor the facility with which domestic
destructives are supplied under foreign labels
become abridged by frequent exposure. But
we are now proposing to speak only of what
are genuine foreign goods under foreign
The United States Government supplies
through its consuls abroad a world of in
formation concerning these, which should find
popular channels more than it does. We
learn by one of these consular reports what it
is we drink for French wines. It appears
that for the last four years or since the grape
plague, the phylloxeva, attacked the vineyards
ol France, they have averaged yearly
greatly less than half of a crop.
Yet the French drink as much wine
and ezport as much as ever, and at no mire
cost. This would be miraculous if not re
lieved of its mystery by a simple explanation.
The French manufacturers bring raisini. from
Greece and Turkey, soak them thoroughly
and then thoroughly piess out all Ihe moisture,
add alcohal, dyestufl and many deleterious
mineral compounds, distilled persimmons,
logwood and a string of vegetable urlstles,
dashed with acids, juices and injurious drugs,
to produce flavor and other deceptions and,
by means of fermentation and the arts of
chemistry, a high-priced article is furnished to
the trade and markets of the world, dulling
ly inviting not only to the eye in the attrac
tions of the bottle and its ornaments and in
the crystal beauty of its fluid, but to the taste
probably most viciously ravishing. This is
tit character which we have from the most
authentic source, of one class of lmportd
poisons, the significance of which attaches to
all others that are testing the resisting power
of the human stomach, are dally distributed
to the outposts of the system, and through the
blood reaching deeply and disastrously into
the quality of generation, bringing disease
and death .permanently Into households that
do not dream whence they come.
If human life, and the character, physical
and menial, ol the human race are of any
value the time is at hand when some forms of
inquest must be devised that shall be perpet
ual and'unlversal, and some protecting ages
to stand ever en garde over the multitude of
unsuspecting victims ol the unscrupulous and
wary who pretend to social respectability yet
pursue gain in the face of all consequences
id by every available means, venial or venal.
These sources of evil are Increasing daily as
craft acquires more and more skill In preserv
ing secrecy, and greed is more and more
tenacious In ilk hold on its subject. Men hab
itually eat and drink needless compounds
from acquired appetite or no appetite at all,be-
ing, much of it, the operation of brains not
restricted to rational uses.
FORTUNATE OR OTHERWISE.
The Washington, D. C, Sentinel relates
of one Antonio Luggi, an Italian sailor, that
he had appropriated an old coat, which, with
other staffs of no value, had been used to bat
ter down the hatch of the bark E. A. Sanchez
in which he came over to this country, nnd
that he was afterward astonished t discover,
sewed in its lining, notes of the Bank of
France to the amount of 619,000 francs, or
$123,800 We are not told what Luggi did
about it, but probably acted as' an Italian
would in Italy. He will be further astonished
in many ways; that every man he meets is his
bosom friend, that money in America has
great facility in finding owners, that he will
soon have established tnlimate judicial rela
tions with the bark E. A. Sanchez and own
ers, with the owners tnd various possessors
of the old coat, or their heirs or universal
legatees. If Luggi had been an American he
would have put the money away in safes with
his mouth shut, and fought an accusat'on of
stealing it in the criminal courts
where, not being guilty, he would probably
have been convicted if he neglected the pre
caution to buy himself off which, of course,
as an American, he would not neglect. He
would have kept the secret at all hazards,
which has now afforded the clue for finding
plenty of owners among whom the right ones
will probably hold the unlucky tickets in the
lottery of the law; for $123,800, in this world,
invariably have an owner, or owners. But
Luggi's Italian nature will undo him in this
country as to the money, after the money will
have spoiled him as a sailor. So that the
poor fellow's ruin is moderately assured. We
trust this reflection will console the reader.
The Ages of the Judges.
The ages of the Supreme court judges are
as follows: Judge Harlan is 50, and the
youngest man on the bench; the Chief Jus
tice is 67: ludce Field. 67; Tudce Bradley. 70:
Judge Woods, 59; Judge Stanley Matthews,
59; juuge uray, 55, ana juage imtchlnrd,
63. Judge Miller was appointed in 1862,
Judge Field in 1863, Judge Bradley in 1870,
the Chief Justice in 1874, Judge Harlan in
1877. Judqe Woods in 1890, Judge Matthews
in f88l, Judge Gray in 1881, and judee
Blatchford in 18S2. 6
Feter Cooper's Wealth,
The public is surprised to learn that Feter
Cooper left an estate valued at less than $2,
000,000. His son-in-law, Mr. A. S. Hewitt,
says, on the other hand, that those who knew
of his unstinted generosity to all de
serving applicants for his aid are surprised to
learn that he left so much as he did. lie
might have "left" $10,000,000 just as well as
$2,000,000 if the common mania for grubbing
and piling up riches which possesses .most
millionaires had stayed his hand and chilled
his heart. He gave away about $4,000,000
during his lfictime and never made an effort
to earn large percentage on his investments.
In many years he kept his iron works running
at a daily loss merely to keep the men em
Messrs. O'Connor 3c Sullivan hnvo openod
their new bank in tho Merchants' Kxoliango
building, on Commerce street, and aro now
ready to transact business. This Is tho strong
est banking firm in the Stato. 4-20-lra
Tho firm of Henry Hunt tc Co., Is this day
dissolved by mutual consent, Henry Hunt re
tiring from tho business. IlarrUon k llnrrUnn
assuming all liabllitlcx nnd will collect ull bills
duo thn old llrm and tho brick business will bo
curried on In the namtf of The San Antonio
llrlck company, at tho old stand, at No. S'JU
Crockett street, and ofllco nt No.218oledad
sireci. llENItv HUNT,
T. H, Haiikiron,
To the I'ubllc.
Thanking thn nubllo for tholr liberal patron
age In tho post, I recommend the Pan Antonio
llrlck cninnnnv as belnir wnrtliv nf vnnr conn.
dencoand patronage. 1 will bo found at Har
rison a iiamson g law omce.
San Antonio, April 20, 1883,
Lone Star Btentn Laundry.
Tenont & Van Den Ilnnru will not commence
operations for n fow days on account of delay
of machinery. 4-20-lw
If You tire Suffering
From torpidity of tho llvor or constipation of
tho bowels, try a bottle of Ucpatlzlne, Dr.
Tobln's irroat liver medicine. Every bottlo
l guaranteed to you, andyourraonuyrofunded
if tou aro not satlsllod.
For snlo at flavin's drUK store, and by 0.
Cohon k Koenhjhclm keep tho flnost lino of
Imported nnd domestic goods. They hnvo tho
best cutter nnd workmen In this city, nnd tholr
prices uro tho lowest. A.tlt irunrnnteod or no
snlo, and all thay nsk for Is n trial. Jtcmnmbor
tho place, 30U nnd 311 Main Vlnm. apSMf .
If C. Schasse, UOrvnskl, or A. Drelss, drug-
f lsts, do not succeed It Is not for tho want of
nith. Tboy huvo such faith In Dr. Hosanlco's
Cough nnd Lung Syrup as a remedy for Coughs,
Colds, Consumption and Lung Affections, that
Ihey will give n trial bottlo freo to each nnd
every one who Is In need of a inedlclno of this
The New Wilson
Bowlng-Machlne Is now before tho public. W.
K. Scclcy, tho most skllllul operator, Is tho
Special Agont for Texas, and wants to estab
lish local agents everywhere, to whom thv best
Inducements will bo given. Apply by letter to
San Antonio I'ostolllco. 4-lii-ltii
Dr. O.K. Yonng.
Q'ndunto of tho Hoyal collego of Vcterincry
surgeons, London, Lngland., (offers his sorvlees
to tho citizens of San Antonio and surround
ing neighborhood in Medical and Surgical
treatment to horses, cows, dogs, ote. Ofll'-o
south east corner Main plaza, Ban Antonio,
The Globe's Free Concerts.
Tho evening concerts nt tho (Jlobo saloon,
105 West Commerce street, nro attracting at
tention. Tho performances embrace works
from the lint musters. Vocal muslo within
keeping of this. Visitors to tho city solicited
to givu the alobo a call. Kino refreshments,
eatables and u fragrant emoko, with pollto at
tendance always to tie hnd.
2-lHlm W. II. WiuoiiT, Proprietor
An Open Letter.
San Antonio, January 1, 188.1.
Of.nti.umen: Your Hepatlzlnu has been
used In my family tor over n year, and I
oan unhesitatingly say Ills tho best remedy I
havo over used for nuy liver trouble or consti
pation of the bowels. I would not bo without
nosjiccuuiiy A. . uuuhton,
To tho poople of San Antonio and Western
Thoso of you who deslro a first class picture
of ynurrolt or any inoinhor of your family,
or If you have old pictures s'ich us daguerreo
types, ambrotypcsoriiny other styleof plcturo
thut you wish copied plain, eopled onlargod
and colored, you enn have it done to your en
tire satisfaction at Kuhn ft Co.'s popular gal
lery. No. 5 Acoqula street, northwest corner of
Main plazn. 4-20-lm.
Notice to Water Consumers,
Special permits will bo rem I red in every case
where hose Is permitted to bo used. Water ctin
only be used for sprinkling, Irrcgatlng, wash
Imr windows, etc., from 0 to 8 a. in. and from 5
to 7 p. m. from November 1 to Mav I and from
S to 7 a. in. and 0 to 8 p. ni. from May 1 to No
vember 1. Usoof hose, except as nbove. Is
prohibited. This rule extends to all wntcr
takers, without reference to dato of original
t-31-10t San Antonio Watfii Wohks Co.
It I- IIANDKLI.
Winslow & Randell,
Claim and Real Estate Agts.
LAUKDO, TKXA8. We havo authenticated
abstract of Toxas land titles; also, abstract of
titles to Toxas laud issued by the Government
of Spain nnd Mexico. i-JO-tf
JTC. BREEDING & SON,
ltoom No. 6, up-stalrs, in Telephone building,
southwest comer of Soledail nnd
PATENT TIN HOOFING PLATES.
Tbo best in uso. Manufactured by tho Na
tional Sheet Metal Hooting company, Nash
ville, Tennessee J. O. HHKEDINO Sc BON,
L. N. WALTHAL.
WALTHAL & CALL1GHAN,
ATTORNEYS -AT -LAW,
Saa Antonio, Texas.
Olllco : Dwvcr bulldlnir. southeast enmnr
EDWARD J, (iAI,U;ili:it,
Mason & Builder
C31 HOUSTON STREET.
Dillmalmln..n,. l.0 -I..
tanks, furnaces, ovens, grates' and buildings of
all kinds. Will guarantco satisfaction. Job-
Ding siricuy attended to. IJ-Ift-ly
SAM C. BENNETT,
Wholesale and Hctall Dealer In
mil WINES, LIQUORS,
Cigars and Tobacco, Particular attention
given to rcoolvlng nnd selling Wool for my
customers. Store on corner of Main plaza and
HAN ANTONIO, TEXAS,
Jmt received 1000 pieces of New Sheet Muslo and 500 Now Muslo Hooks
of Every Vnrlcty nnd Description.
A largo lot to
OF MASON & HAMLIN, WK5TEHN COTTAGE, AND KIM HAM, MAKE.
E. C. EVERETT &
PETERSON & SOMMERS.
Th proprietors of the Atlantic Gardens, havu Inaugurated u scries of
For tho public, to bo glvon on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday Afternoons.
The music will be or the hlghost charnctcr, nnd nil the accommodations will bo llrst-clnss.
amllics and ladies will bu welcomed and nil I nproper ehainetors will bo oxellidcd.
They propose to mako these concerts tho very best, and tho Atlantis Gardens the most
uupiuur 111 uiu eiiy.
SIMMANG & HAMPBL'S
Postoffice Exchange Restaurant.
FRESH FISH, OYSTERS, SHRIMP, CRABS AM) GAME
Always on hand, and scrvod In llrst-class style.
rensonnblo rates. OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
PAINTS, OILS, GLASS, ETC.
Sole Agents for the Celebrated
272 Commerce Street, San Antonio, Texas.
HUGO & SCHMTCtTER;
COJniERCiS STREET, SN ANTONIO, TEX IS,
SOLE AGENTS for
W. J. LEMP'S BEER,
DRAUGHT .VXD D0UI1LE EXPORT BUTTLED.
ClTThls Boor Is mudo from tho best Ingredients, nnd warranted freo from any obnoxlou
F. Groos & Co.,
awd Dealers in Exchange.
SAN ANTONIO, - - TEXAS-
J. S. Lockwood J. II. Kampmann.
Lockwood & Kampmann,
(Successors to Thornton & Lockwood).
Deal In Mexican dollars und bullion. Tel-
eirrnmiia transfers m
Btiropo and Mexico.
Blum St., opp. Menger Hotel,
SAN ANTONIO, : : 1 : TEXAS.
Horses ted by the day, week or month. Saddl
hones, csrrisgei sod buggies can be ordered st '
No. 337 Commerce Street,
Will furnlih Wooden and Metallic Ilorial Caiei am
CaiktU, Heanei and Carriages at all times Oftie
open day and night. Telephone connection! wit'
health oScet. j-lM'
arrive. Also twclvo
Good board by tho day, week or month nt
Avcrill Ready-Mixed Paint.
in Every Variety.
THE DIRECT LINE
San Antouio, Western Texas and
TO ALL fOtNTJ IH THK
Horth, East, West and Southeast.
an Tako Tholr Choice of Ilonto
Either via Taylor and the new
Ot via the St. Lodii, Iron Mountain & Soothes
Ra.lwat. Cloie connections at Little Rock for all
Principal Cities in tho Southeast,
In the Union Depot at St. Lonit with Express
trains In all directions,
Pullman Palace Sleeping Cars
.etween SAN ANTONIO, AUSTIN. HOUSTON
ind OALVESTON, nd elegant HoU Carsbetween
IAN ANTONIO and ST. LOUIs! , WUhonTchang.
ri" TJcl,e". R. &c. PPly to any of the
Ticket Agents or to
II. P. HUGHES Pan. Agent, Houston.
Ass't Gen, Pass. Agt., Marshall.T exas.
' CHANDLER, Gen, Pass. Agt., St. Louis, Mo.
H. OJUB, 3d c Pres., St, Louli, Uo