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THUltSDAY, MAY 24, 1883.
We do not go heavy on General Croek. It
will do to hope for the best.
There seems to be less Ingerioll than was
anticipated in the Star route mux. In his de
sultory sayings in the first stages there seems
little effort and no indications af a splurge.
This is relief. There were heavy apprehen
sions that Ingersoll would break up in a spec
tacle. But so far as aijthing can be gathered
from the introductory passages his speech is to
be a forensic empire of more significance than
weight, and not much of anything.
AccOKMNd to current testimony, Tewks
bury is an old theatre of many abuses, and
Governor Butler has rather opened an old
running sore than found a new. Probably the
charge that ever the inmates were starved, tor
tured, or skinned, alive or dead, will lail to be
substantiated, but there was, doubtless, ever
gross neglect of the insane and infantile
wards. The Boston papers seem to care less
for the guilt than the infamy, but Massachu
setts must take the disgrace and brace herself
as she can.
It is known that the documetary evidence
by which the demand for the extradition of
Sheridan and Walsh is to be supported has
been received by the resident English Minis
ter. A month's time has been taken to make
the proof cover all probable exactions of a
jury, and it is confidently expected that the
warrants for extradition will issue. We hope
not. That these men had any part in the
Phoenix park murders, will not be pretended
unless upon that expansive murder theory on
which Curley was savagely slain without
guilt or cause. There has been enough
blood, enough expiation, enough vengeance,
A prosecution cannot but be less than just
when it becomes more than malignant. Let
the English Government have recourse to its
fierce project of outlawry. Under cover of
the outlaw will be found the safety of the
exile, and this threat of revenge, still revenge,
would be no more impotent if it were much
Wir.1. Till! CZAU FALTER?
There can be no deeper humiliation or
abasement more absolute, no more prodigal
deviation from the dominating autocratic
dogma of power, than the Czar has displayed
in his provision for vitually making Moscow
the scene of a grand festival on the day o
the coronation. Surfeit in all things is to
wait on appetite. It denotes a slavish fear
and cunning that divide his higher preten
sions.. He expected by means abject as terror
could devise, to rule in the streets of the cily
long enough to elude his enemies. And yet
distrust goes hand In hand with fear. Again
it is said lie contemplates postponement. It
were less humiliating and degrading, wiser in
self-respect and self-justice, were this mon-
arch to make such terms with the people, his
enemies, as would preserve his prerogative
and crown, and concede the public liberty,
There it probably little sympathy among the
popular ms( I with the Czar, and what there
is will speedily give place to contempt. An
imperious demand on the loftiest courage is
that of the autocrat. An autocrat who is n
coward is too mean to pity. One who will
abate nothing of his pomp and majesty ex-
cepting when terrified, even royalty has no
The reasons for supposing that Alexander
will again postpone the ceremonies of the cor
onation arc grounded wholly in his fears,
There are disclosures of preparations that
seem to have surprised him. lie was not
prepared to learn that officers high in the
nmy were dissafTccted toward him, that there
were devices for his entanglement. Alarm
had given its place to a sense of safety in his
mind. But it is overthrown, and he walks
again unsteady in the shadow of his thoughts
These will deal with him summarily. He
was persuadtd not to again postpone the cere
monies, but his purpose will falter to the
brink, and fail. We do not believe the coro
nation will come off on the 27th.
TIIH (lA.MlILUK.V CIIANCnS.
Tho Folly of Gambling; Hxposud by 1111
Adept lu tile Art.
The Chicago News says: A "reformed
gambler" delivered a lecture in New York on
gambling, lie analyzed each game, showed
that the owner of the game had a precentage
in his favor which is never less than six, and
which very generally rises to an absolute cer
tainty. The majority of all the dollars that
are invested in an attempt to win a gam: of
fare, or any of the games which are open in a
moderate gambling house, are just us certain
ly lost by the owners as if he were to throw
them into a furnace. Even suppose the game
to be a fair one, and the percentage in favor
of the game no more than six ; even this is
enouch to "eat up" any capitalist. What
sort of an idiot would a man be who should,
in betting at "evens," be willing to put up
$106 as often as his antagonist lays down
$100! But what is more infinite than the
folly of roakinc a bet, in a case where the
chances equally favor both parties, for one of
them to be compelled to furnish from $130 to
$176 as ofteu as his opponent mlvanccs$ioo7
And yet this is precisely what is being done
by every man who undertakes to win in a
gambling-house. In fact, he encounters, as a
rule, even larger odds than these; he is com
pelled to make bets in which he furnishes all
the stakes, and in which he has not even
the chance of winning back his stakes. It is
precisely a case in which one man bets on a
sure thing and obliges the loser to put up all
what is still stranger about it all is that
men will continue to play when they know
just what chances they have to encounter.
Men will continue to play week alter week.
even year after year, losing constantly, and
yet filled with the idiotic hope that something
may happen which they know cannot happen.
Said a well known gambler in this city, "do
you suppose that sporting men can afford
spacious rooms, fit them up at great cost, fur
nish expensive suppers, wines, cigars and
all that, and then give customers any
chance to win? We're obliged to win, and
The most damaging feature of this nefari
ous mania is that it affects so many poor men
verc 11 inc case mai oniy ncn men Should
gamble and lose there would be less cause of
complaint than now.
You Will Find
Svcrvthlnir In vent's fiirnlrthliiirirnnilfl frntn thn
cheapen to tho llncst at Cohen & Koenighclm'g,
.mini pm.u. o-li-II
Holler und rnirlnp. M-linrsummvpr. ntvl ,.l,nnt
thrco months. Everything complete. For
further information upply to U. Schlebnl, (621
iivcnuo 1.. o-T-ltn
Ppeclnl to Men,
What vnu can iretut.T. Jnakn & Hnnn, Tim
best JI0 suit in tho Stiito; tho nicest straw hut
iiir mu must money : most, c.v(iiisitu gents un
derwear und furnishing goods, und nt prices
remarkiibly low. 5-3-tf
'llrnlslics 11 clear, hrhrhtllirht.iichrvfiiiil whltn
in color, limdious, and fioo from deposit or
sodlinent. It burns freely, docs not crust, tho
wick, and Is absolutely safe. Ah proof of this,
wo mrer to thousands of tninllles who havo
used it for years to their entire satisfaction,
and who will use no other. 5-lS-lm
The Ut. Luonurd Hotel,
On tho south stdo of Main plaza. Is now opened
to thn publlo und prepared to lecelvc guests.
This house has been refurnished und put in
ui.-n-i.uif unior, unit guusm win nun every
eomfortond convenience. Tho business of the
house, is dono upon tho Europcun plan, and tho
tables aro supplied with overy luxury und
delleiey to bo hud in thu market. Tho dining-
ilium ta uiiuti truill u u. m. o I- p. in.,UIHl 111 IU1-
dltlim to regular table munis uro served to
order at all hours. Privuto supper und dluliiir
rooms for families and parties.
Tho restriction Imposed 011 tho abandonment
of Fort .McKuvutt, Texas, by paragraph I,
special unlets No. 74, series of 1882, from these
headquarters, is removed.
Incident to tho abandonment, which must bo
completed by Juuo 30, next, tho Major, and
company I), blxtecuth Infantry, will proceed.
ut a Hutu to De nxed by tho Department Com-
iuuiiui-1, iin oiuiiuii, in i-ort iiiciniOMii, Texas,
-by march to hun Antonio, Texus, thence by
III connection With thn nlmndommmf n,l
removal of tho troops, section 1 and 3, para
graph I, Special Orders No. us, series of IDS.',
i.i-so iK'nuiiuniiuis, win govern.
Ilv Juno 15. nrnxltmi. rintti.t, it Kri..
tcenth lnfuntry, will bo relieved fiom duty ut
lort Mcintosh, Texas, und proceed, for station
to I ort Duncan, Texas.
1 110 company, in changing, will march, light
Th Milhlli) nrmifirtv find li.itro-mr,. will Iw..,.mi
by rail. ovm
tub uunrtcrmastor's Department will pro-
Paragraph IV., Special Orders No. fifl,
Leave of absence for month, to tako effect
on ornlinllt .Iii"i 1. ikki - umii, ,.,.,, ,
apply to tho Adjutant Ooneral of tho army,
through dlvlnou headquarters, lor 1111 cxtcn
slon of three months, is irnuiiiul Hnnon.i 11,,,,.
tenant J. W. Wulsoii, Tenth cavalry. (Fort
Ily order of Brigadier Uenoral Augur:
Tiioma M. Vincent,
1 Assistant Adjutant General,
Horse for fnle.
A fine saddlo liorso, with saddle and brldlo
almost now. Horso has 'icon worked to har
ness. Apply nt this olllco.
Notlco to Contractors.
Ma von's Okpice, )
tITY OF DAN ANTOHIII, IPX.,
May 12. 1883.
Scalod proposals will bo received at this of
llco until 12 o'clock 111 Saturday, May 'M, for
tho uiiieadumiziug or tan reuro avenue irom
ltomutia to Warren street. Also for tho con
struction of curbing along Bald nvenuo In
nci'onlanco with olass "A."
Full information will bo given on application
by tho Assistant City Engineer at whosoofflco
6-12-tio. ' Mayor Pro Ten
Notlco to Contractor.
Mayoii's Officii. City or
Kan AMTnNin.TnTits.M11v 12. 1883.
Kenled nrnnonils will bo received at this
oruce until 13 o'clock m., Saturday, May SB, for
through San Podro nvenuo and Itomana Micet,
to tho drain ditch, lu tho rear of tho rcsldenco
of Mr. T. C. Frost.
AH tiiiblei arc roiulroii 10 iurnisu a uonu 01
Saw for thn faithful cfirrvlmr on of tho con
tract, nt tho SAtno tlmo that the bid is tendered.
Full Information will bo given on application
by tho Assistant City Engineer, nt whoso olllco
U-li-Hl nmj or rni inn,
Officr or City Assi:ssoh.
French Building, Itomn Ni
sun Antonio, Jiny 14, ikki.
Parties art heruby notified that tho Cltr as-
fossment books uro now open for tho rendi
tion of property (personal mid mal estate) lor
tho year 1H&I, commencing March I, und will
icmulii open until tho 14th day of July, 1883.
All persons concornuu 111 1110 uuovo aro res
L'tfnllv rcnuosted to como forward und ren
der their property subject to taxation, to tho
undersigned, us ie(iilred by law
0-H-OOt 0. FltAHUH, City Assossor.
1 raders' National Bank
SOI Commerce Street,
SAN ANTONIO TE.VA8.
Transacts n general banking business.
TILDEX AND C0IULLA
U. S. Mail, Express and Sta;
Lino leaves each nlaco dallv (excen Suudav)
and connects with the trains of tho I. Ic O. N.
Railroad, arriving at Tilden within -1 hours
afterBtnrtfroin San Antonio. First-olnsshacks.
good teams and careful drivers. Fare, Jl 60
rounu trip, s uu; m pounds oaggngo rreo.
J. H. TONBALL & CO., Contractors.
Agents at Tilden Snnwden tc Co.
Agents ut cotuua r ruzior iiros.
MAMIHUNO llOWAUD. (trotter) seo No. 47.
11. J. Tmioy's catalogue. I.exlnttton. ICv. He
Is n blooded bay, in hands high, weighs 1200
pounds. Service 25.
Krt'IOHT OF ST. LOUIS (thoroughbred),
I red by Ulenilowcr, dam by Epsllou,seo llruce'p
American Stud Hook, volume 8, pagu U.'2. Ho
Is udark chostnutson-el. Service, $25.
900 pounds. Will cover mures' or jennets.
bnort-noru tnorougnnrca came, ucd nuns,
by twenty-eighth London Duke, Lexington,
Snnnir season, l'cbruurv 1. Terms cash. Ser
vices paid when mares taken awny, and if not
with foal, havo tho urlvlleiro to return the next
season froo of charge. Stock delivered at Al-
tred Heaves , Aiaiu I'luzu, will ho taken und
brought buck without cost.
1281y Helotes, Tox.
Lands for Sale !
By Hambletoit & Digoowily,
General Land Agents.
Olllco XI Accnula street. Lauds for stock
purposes in quantities to suit purchasers. Also
farming lands und farms of uny size. Improved
5O00 BUILDING LOTS
In tho city of Sun Antonio, on easy terms.
Particular attention given to ubstraet of
titles. Correspondence solicited. 4'21-Om
UNITED STATES COMMISSIONER
fur tho Western District of Texas. I havo
authenticated abstract of Texas land titles; also
abstract of titles to Texas land Issued by thu
Governments pt Spain und Mexico. 4-20-tf
SAM C. BENNETT,
Wholcsalo and Kotall Dealer in
FINE WINES, LIQUORS,
Cigars and Tobacco. Particular attention
customers. Store on corner of Main plaza and
BAN ANTONIO, 'IJL1XAS.
Prices- First-class Kimball Organs
Pianos from $100 to $7QO,
T HHCE CHIOKERING.
E. C. EVERETT &
PETERSON & SOMMERSi
Tho proprietors of tho Atlantic Garden?, havo Inaugurated a scries of
l'or tho public, to bo given on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday Afternoons
Thomusla will bo of tho hlirhest character, and
Families and ladles will bo wolcoined und
popular in tiio city.
SIMMANG & HAMPBL'S
Postoffice Exchange Restaurant.
FRESH FISH, OYSTERS, SHRInll', CRABS AM) GAME
Always on hand, und served In first-class style.
rcasonablo rates. OPUN DAY AND NIGHT.
Sole Agents for the Celebrated
272 Commerce Street,
i ftojsrsE &; 00..
GENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANTS.
1223 HOUSTON 8TUHET
I Drink Milwaukee! Sol AonU for Western
t'renni Deer, puny s r.xport iiouicu neer,
PLUMBING, GAS-FITTING, ETC.,
Work sruaninteed ami dono by SKIIjLKD riAJMIlISUS from Now York, up to all
modern ImnrovuinuntH. 7
PUMPS AND PI PES "Lu.est.n'to!vn: BEER. APPARATUS
h Tubs, Wider Clouds, flood llrass Hollers, Machinists' Supplies, Asbestos
)so. lite. lite. ASIllXrOS IttlOl'lNO, coolest, cheaj)CHt ntiif litrlitest. eim lio
irer. John's, the only PIIUK ASMHSTOS PAIn't. thut will not fad"
Paekluir Itubber Hoso.
annlied bvanv lahnrcr
-eueiiperiiiuii oruinury puini. iuu. iiuui i.mi unn buiiinu, .Mlnton and other Tiles for
lloore und hearths, cellar linhts, irrales and mantels. Any kooUs not on bund promptly obtulnod.
MAURY & CO.,
F. Groos & Co.,
BANK KIRS :
and Dealers in Exchange,
SAN ANTONIO, - - TEXA.-
Fine River Baths
Cun bo tiiken nt
Bowsky's Barber Shop,
SO LED AD BTHKOT.
Blum St., opp. Menger Hotel,
SAN ANTONIO : : : : TEXAS.
Horses fed by thr. day, week or month. Saddlf
hones, carria.cs and buggies can be ordered at til
No. 237 Commerce Street,
Will furnlih Wooden and Metallic Danal Cases and
Caikets, Hearses acd Carriages at all times Offic.
open day and nl(ht. Telephone, connections ltt
-health otRcu. piS-tf
all thn nnenniiiindiitiiina will hn flral-xlnm.
nil Improper characters will bo excluded.
Good board by tho day, week or month nt
Avcrill Ready-Mixed Paint.
in Every Variety.
'San Antonio, Texas.
WIIOI.RSAI.K IIKAI.EIIX IS
FRUIT, FLOUR, KTC.
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS.
Tonus und Mexico of Croani City llrowlng Coiu-
225 ALAMO PLAZA.
LIVE STOCK EXCHANGE
And General Commission Dealer.
Snn Antonio, Texas.
For Sale for $6,000,
Tho whole JtucoCotirso Orounds, contalnlnir
B.'r)i acres of land, with all tho valuublo im
provements, formerly bclonirlnir to tho Agri
cultural association. Tltlo perfect.
-'-tf I'll) 8TUVKS.
J. 8. Lockwood J. H. Kampmunn.
Lockwood & Kampmann,
(Successors to Thornton & Lockwood).
Deal In Moxlcun dollars und bullion. Tol.
cifruphlotrnnsfersinudo. Ilillson uny part of
KiiroiH) und Mexico. 1
T, I. Dkvimx.
W. S. Smith.
DEVINE & SMITH
SAN ANTONIO TEXAB
kV"01Sc t Rooms 7 and 8 Devtne
Balldlng, Soledad ttreeff
Will atttad to all btulnets In th lUte and Fed) ral