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Entered at postofileo at San Antsnlo, Texas,
a Becond-class matter.
WEDNESDAY, MAY in, 1883.
Unabated the silver nuisance.
The Star route trial is wagging its tail.
Hawaiian sugar frauds continue current.
Irish-American Philadelphia convention
talk is still in order.
The Greenbackers have postponed electing
their President till iSSS.
Khin has dropped civil service and re
tires on his reputation.
The Indians are leasing their reservations
for grazing. A gallon of 40-rod pays the an
nualjent of ioo acres.
The Massachusetts I.ecislature is discuss
ing an appeal from the verdict of history con
cerning Oakes Ames.
Halifax has taken a torpedo scare from
England. The Halifax harbor is full of tor
pedoes, or, perhaps, it is the Halifax mind.
Gouch still lives. It is safe to assume that
temperance does not kill Gough seems lo
have been in advanced life one, or perhaps
two, centuries. ,
Old Moltke has gone to Rome to drink
lager with the Ponlifl and put the Vatican in
ord;r. The visit is intended to correct Leo's
loose habit of writing letters.
The new postal note will be on sale at
600,000 postoffices September I. It will take
the place of the present money order at much
lower rates. The transmission of $10 will
cost 3 cents.
" The Monroe Journal, of Alabama, thus in
diets gambling : " It is ol the gamine table
we would speak It makes thieves. It makes
defaulters. It makes suicides. It breaks
hearts, wrecks character, blasts hopes and
The country will be distressed to hear that
Dr. Bliss lost $15,000 by attending the late
President Garfield during his last illness.
This can be borne, however, when we reflect
that the President lost his life. This great
loss seems to denote that Dr. Illiss had a san
The Philadelphia Times regards the col
ored men's proposed convention at Washing
ton as an office-seeking formula, and recom
mends a substitute. It says : "Less party
politics, more and better schools and churches,
fewer offices and more work, will give the
negro a portion from which he may finally
do something In the way of dictation.'
A BLUSHING fraternity of architecture in St
Louis have preferred the modest request that
no buildings be permitted to be erected in that
city excepting those for which they furnish
plans. This gushing emanation of pride and
self-appreciation gives one a clear view of the
art architectural in that fortunate city. We
trust the council will meet this extraordinary
modeaty half way.
A vulgar climax, a mean and wanton ab
surdity, is the pretence of some Northern
journals that there are men in the South who
have not accepted the constitutional guaran
tees as to slavery. This insolence of political
audacity Is perpetually running into expres
sion. There may, indeed, be those in the
South whose honor would not restrain them
from going back on the multiplied public
pledges of the unanimous people to maintain
tver, like honest men and patriots, these con
stitutional guarantees, but there Is not a man,
from the Pennsylvania border to the Rio
Grande, who is such a fool as ever to have
contemplated so ridiculous an enterprise as
Hut if there were such men, what of it T It
would be as easy to recall Lee's surrender at
Appomatox as to recall slavery as easy to
urn back the waters of a new sea to the ocean
from which they poured. And yet preposter
ous pretense is as completely a staple of one
order of politics, now happily growing rare,
as cotton or sugar is an agricultural staple of
Habits of journalitm, running through
many years, lias 01 courte none us naiurai
work on certain moral constitutions, but there
Is nothing men of sense can better afford than
to let such pretences entirely alone, or touch
them only with their contempt.
l'OKTHY A I'ltKCAIllOUS AltT.
The idleness of effusing poetry is fit indul
gence for youths troubled with a light brain,
and an annuity to keep them from sorrow.
These work like blacksmiths. Of course
their relations to the literary world is remote,
the affinities being weak and sickly, and they
rely little upon thought. "I will own to you,"
said Chesterfield to his son, "that whatever
reputation i have acquired as a speaker is
more owing to my constant attention to my
diction than to my matter." And so the
young poet of ease and culture finds in melo
dy, or measure, the safety he is unable to find
in sense. Indeed the uninspired world is not
amenable to the charge of harshness in rating
poets as it does. For a moment imagine
yourself one. Imagine yourself over
a rhyming dictionary in pursuit of
jingle, or counting on your fingers the al
ternate sylable to get at rhythm. Is it any
wonder that contempt lor such exercise should
be commensurate with our respect for true
thought clothed in its own emanations t Into
the world of letters, strong, robust and
healthy, come a line of stately thoughts
awakening responses in all congenial minds,
it matters not in what diction or form of lan
guage clothed. These are the enduring chil
dren ol spirit and intellect that take all
shapes, distributing the elements of power
abroad, securing progress in the substantial
works of time and redeeming the mental
world from all reasonable fear of any fatal
mischance on account of its poetry.
T1IU 15X-MAKSHAL ltOOSriNO,
TI10 Arizona Slur Makes Soma Pertinent
Obnorvntlouson ltiiHbtfU'M Con
viction. The Washington Post contained the follow
ing item of news:
The Department of Justice was notified
yesterday that Stilwcll II. Russell, who was
convicted at San Antonio, Texas, on Wednes
day, of defrauding the Government out of
$40,000 or $50,coo, was yesterday sentenced
to two years in the Chester, Illinois, peniten
tiary. Russell was appointed Marshal of the
Western District ol Texas by President Hayes,
and was an applicant for teappointment
under President Arthur, in March, 18S2, when
he was arrested on complaint made by oel
W. Howman and Z. L. Tidball, examiners in
the Department of Justice, who had dis
covered that he had rendered false accounts
as Marshal. Representative John Hancock,
member ol Congress from Texas, and Major
Cimpleman were his official sureties. When
the charges were first preferred, it is said the
latter sold all of his property and went to
Mexico. During ttie last Congressional elec
tion in Texas, Rutsell was the Republican
candidate against Culberson, Democrat, who
Stilwcll H. Russell, the person above re
ferred to, has had quite an eventful life. Dur
ing the days of "reconstruction" lievas the
Secretary of the Ku-Rlux organization, in
Texas, but foreseeing the destruction of that
combination he deserted it, assumed the pro-
tession 01 loyalist, and loudly espoused Re
publicanism, and, through an tnblushing dis
play of adamantine cheek and some ability,
succeeded in acquiring conspicious position
as a party manager in that Mate, where he
very soon made himsell paiticularly obnox
ious by repeated betrayals of Important public
trusts. It is probable that the enviable noto
riety thus gained was Russell's principal re
commendation, and seemed to induce that
truly good man, Mr. Hayes, to appoint him
During the investigation by Messrs. Tid
ball and liowman of the charges of embezzle
ment against Russell, the latter was in Wash
ington seekine reappointment, and when the
report of the Examiners' disclosing his ras
calities, reached the Department ol Justice
and Russell became apprised of the fact, he
nuiutu me iuic 111 an -injured in
nocent," usually a-Jopltd by law breakeis
when caught at their tricks, and with frantic
gesture and language more forcible than ele
gant, is said 10 nave declared that he "would
send the G d d d snecial arenta n hint.
that the jiy-birds Would roost on them belore
they came down." It is now presumed that
the ex-Marshal has been misquoted, and that
what he did say was that the result of Ihe in
vestigalion would send him so hight that he
!,!n,jJf W0U,J ,oon "E t "or at a "jail-
The whoto I tact! Course Grounds, containing
05-74 acres of land, with all tlio valuable Im
provements, formerly belonging to tlio Agri
cultural association. Title perfect.
8-1-tf ED STEVES.
Omen op City Aphf.hsoii,
No 1, j.
1'ieneh llulldltig, Room
San Antonio, .May 14, 1SKI,
Parties nrt hereby notified that tlio City as
sessment books nro now open for tlio rendi
tion of property (personal nnd real estate) for
tlio year 18S), commencing March I, nnd will
remain open until tlio llthday of .Inly, 188.1.
All persons concerned In the above aro res
pectfully loquerted to coino forward and ren
der their property subject to taxation, to the
undersigned, us required by luw.
O-UOn 0. 1'IIASCH, City Assessor.
1 ratters' National Bank
UI1 Commerce. Street,
SAN ANTONIO TEXA.
Tniiisnvts n general banking business.
Fine River Baths
Can be taken at
Bowsky's Barber Shop,
TlIiDEX AM) I'OriUiA
U.S. Mail, Express and Sla,
IJno leaves each place dally (o.xecn Sunday)
and connects with the trains or the 1. & O. N.
Hullroad, arriving at Tllden within it hours
afterhtarttrotn San Antonio. I'list elaKshucke.
good tennis and earelul drivers. Fare, Jt .00;
round trip, Si 00; H) pounds baggairu free.
J. E. TONSALIj & CO., Contractors.
Aironts at Tllden Simwden & Co,
Agents nt Cotulln
. Kmzlcr llros.
MAMIiltINO HOWARD, (trotter) seo No. 47,
II. J. Treaey'g catalogue, l.cxlngton, Ky. He
Is u blooded bay. Hi hands high, weighs 1200
pounds. Service, $25. , ...
KNH5IIT OK ST. LOUIS (thoroughbred),
sired by tllcndower, dam by Hpsllon.soo llruco's
American Stud Hook, volume 8, pagoUVJ. He
is a dark cliostnutsorrel. Service. $25.
DICK (Kentucky Jack), 15 hands high, weighs
WW pounds. Will cover mares or Jennets.
ShorUho'rn thoroughbred cuttle, Red Hulls,
by twenty-eighth Loudon Duke, Lexington,
Ky. Services. $10.
Spring Reason, February 1. Terms cash. Ser
vices paid when marcs taken away, and If not
with foul, havo the privilege to return the next
season freo of chargo. Stock delivered lit Al
fred Reaves', Main I'laza, will bo taken and
brought back without cost OUII,KAU(
1 28 ly Helotes, Tex.
Lands for Sale !
Bj Hambleton k Digoowily,
General Land Agents.
Ollleo III Accqulu street. lands for stock
purpotes In quantities to suit purchasers. Also
5O00 JiUILDING LOTS
In the city of San Antonio, 011 easy terms,
l'.iillcillar attention given to abstract of
titles. Correspondence solicited. 4-2H)iii
UNITED STATES COMMISSIONER
for tlio Western District of Texas. 1 havo
authenticated abstract of Texas hind titles; ul'O
abstract of titles to Texas laud Issued by the
Governments ol Spain nnd Mexico. 4-20-tf
SAM C. BENNETT,
Wholesale and HeUill Dealer In
FINE WINKS, LIQUORS,
Cigars and Tobacco. 1'nrtlcular attention
given to receiving and selling Wool lor my
customers. Store on corner of Main plaza and
BAH ANTOIIIO, TEXAS.
Pianos from $100 to $700,
E. C. EVERETT &
PETERSON & SOMM13HS.
The proprietors of the Atlantic Hardens, havo Inaugurated a scries of
V IR. IE IE CONCERTS!
For tlio public, to bo given 011 Wednesday, Saturday nnd Sunday Afternoons.
Themuslo will be of tlio highest character, nnd
riiMiincH aim niuies win 00 welcomed aim
They propone to niako theso concerts the
popular In the city.
Postoffice Exchange Restaurant.
FRKSH FISH, 0YSTKRS, SllltlHI', CUIUS AM) V.MK
Always on Imnil, nnd served in llrst-cluss style, flood board by the day, week or riouth nt
reasonable rules. OI'IIN DAV AND NK1IIT.
Sole Agents Tor the Celebrated
272 Commerce Street,
J- PLOISI SE &; OO,
GENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANTS.
WIKII.KS.U.K IIHAI.KIW IN
IMtODUOH, FRUIT, FLOUR, UTC.
K3?3J HOl'al()N' STItl'.KT
1 Drink Mllwnukcui Sol A"(!,,,s for Western
( ream lleer. l'ny a i-.xpor. iioitieu neer,
C. F. FROMMER, "
Practical Book-Binder and Ruler,
SOL13IJAI) STRHI2T, SAX ANTONIO, TJOXAS.
County Blank Hooks a specialty. All work guaranteed to be first-class. Comnetition
in prices defied.
PLUMBING, GAS-FITTING, ETC.,
Work guaranteed nnd done by SKII.I.Kl) I'MT.MllIIItS from Now York, up to all
PUMPS AND PIPES CLuShVtown: BEER APPARATUS
A Specialty. Hath Tubs, Water Closet, flood llras Hollers. Machinists' Supplies, Asbestos
racking Itubber Hose, Ulo., Ulu. ASIIIWOS HiiOl'INll, eoolnst, cheapest and lightest, can bo
applied by any laborer. John's, the only I'lJIU ASIIHSTOS TAINT, that will not I'tido
-ehemierlliaii iirdlnurv imiiit. IKON ItOOI'INO nud SIDINO. Mlnton nti.l nlli,,r ' .u t..r
llooiuaml hearths, cellar lights, grates and niunlels. Any goods not on hand promptly obtained.
MAURY & CO..
F. Groos & Co.,
BANK KIHS :
aid Dealers in Exchange,
Ilium St. opp. Menger Hotel,
SAN ANTONIO : : : : TEXAS,
Ilorscl fed by the day, week or month. Saddk
hortts, carriages and buggies cao be ordcrod at all
No. 237 Commerce Street,
Will furnish Wooden and Metallic Uurial Catei and
Caikcti. Itearset and Carriages at all Umei OD.c
open day and night. Talephas connections wit)
health offieei. 7-lHf
JAKK MOM M KUS.
nil the accommodations will bo llrnt-clns..
an iiuproer eiiuriicicrx win no exciiincii.
very best, and the Atlmitlu Uurdens tlio most
' II I!) tf
Avcrill Heady-Mixed faint.
in Every Variety.
San- Antonio, Texas.
HAN ANTONIO, TIIXAS.
Texas and .Mexico of Cream City llruivlng C0111-
225 AL.AMO PLAZA.
LIVE STOCK EXCHANGE
And General Commission Dealer.
Snu Antonio, Texas.
J. S. Lookwood
J, II. Kampmann,
IrfOckwood & Kampmann,
(Successors to Thornton & Lockwnod).
Deal In Mexican dollars and bullion. Tel
egrnphlo transfers made. Hills 011 any part of
l!tiioH nnd Mexico.
T. I. Dvihe. W. S. Smith.
DEVINE & SMITH
SAN ANTONIO TEXAS
UTOffice ; Koum j and 8 Devine
1) adding, Soledad itieet-43
Will attend to all boiUeis In lha itata and Fed ral
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