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The San' Antonio Light.
MAIN PLAZA. KmJ'
5-OENT CIOAIt HAS UKHN I1E.
iNEVEH i:QUAIiI,I!D0 EX
CELLED. Vol. 1 No. 77. f
San Antonio Texas Saturday, June 30, 1883.
Ten Cents a. Week
HAS REMOVED TO 206
His Stock of
To 206 Commerce St.
Tho storo formorly ooouploil by G. A. Ductior, tho Confectioner, whoro ho
will bo plomed to rocelro his oM tind now customers,
and Kuarantccs to soil till goods nt
GREATLY REDUCED PRICES.
ltotli in Stanle and Fancy Orooerles, thSt will plenso all
Don't forgot tho place, No. 20A Commorco Stroot.
City Grocery Store, Emanuel Abrahams.
HAS REMOVED TO 206
1 iiMnrn 1
IN ANV QUANTITY1, AT
ED. STEVES 8z, SONS'
ards at Intomatlonal and Groat Northern llallroad Depot, and Gnlvoaton, Harrlsburg and
Stiu Antonio railroad track. East Commerce Street
The best grades always on hand. Also, Doors, Sash, Blinds,
Mouldings, Shingles, Fencing, Barbed Wire, Fence Posts,
Newels, Stair Rails and Ballustera. Our lumber is of the finest
quality and unexcelled. We would invite the public to ex
amine before purchasing elsewhere. Ed Steves & Sons.
Grenet's Alamo Store.
In Dry Goods Department, Upstairs-
Dry Gooas, Dress CrOtias, Trimmiiiffs,
Laces, Gloves, Handkerchiefs, Ladies' and '
Chihlrcns' Shoes, Clothing, lints, Boots nml
Shoes; Glassware, Crockery, Fancy Goods, Etc.
QNlDJr, JULY 2, 9- HVL
jSBfCome one, come all. .Ladies specially invited. The Grocery Department
will be carried on as usual, and' will continue to supply first quality goods at
fair prices. Come and be convinced that we mean exactly what we say.
TiSLKGK A 111X0 MEWS n6lr.UO DOWN.
Cattle are dying in Webb county for want
Tite corner (tone ol the new court house
was laid at Bastrop yesterday.
The President has appointed as Postmaster
at Washington, D. C, Frank Conger, son of
Senator, of Michigan.
The colored folks are arranging an excur
sion from Houston and Galveston to San An
tonio. Round trip tickets $4.
AgaIn the State Press association leaves to
morrow via St. Louis, for an extended excur
sion through Texas and into Mexico.
Morris Green WALL,of Melbourne.has en
gaged Mrs. Langtry, for 16 weeks' engage
ment at a salary or 500 weekly. She will
open In Mebourne in July, 1884.
ADVICES received indicate a general out
break of small-pox among the Arizona In'
ilians. Commissioner Price has ordered a
supply of vacine virus to be sent them.
The cost of operating the Star route ser
vice in the Pacific section, during the fiscal
year about to end, was 10 1:10 of a cent
against 15 l-io of a cent per mile, during the
preceding fiscal year.
Rev. J. M. Stevenson, Professor W. T,
Spillman and Rev. R. McDonald, who have
been attendleg the exercises of the George
town college, were poisoned by eating canned
meats, and fears are entertained for their re
Quartkrmastrk General Incalls has re
quested to be placed upon the retired list of
the army from the 1st of July. He will then
have been 40 years in the service. Consider
able speculation is indulged in as to who will
be his successor.
At Fort Worth yesterday J. W. Kephincer,
contractor for the Grand opera house, while
superintending the placing of one of the beams
of the roof, missed his footing, falling to the
ground below, a distance of 60 feet, and sus
taining injuries from which he will die.
Nashville, June 29. The selection of the
uuy for the trial of ex-Treasurer Polk makes
slow progress. Thus far out of a panel of 400
persons summoned, only three jurors have
been secured. Another panel of 200 will be
summoned to-morrow, when the case will be
The Teachers' association closed their
labors at Galveston yesterday by singing,
"Sweet Bye-and-Byc." They will meet next
year in San Antonio. The following officers
were elected : President, John Collier Mans
field; Vice Presidents, Professors Rote, Rich
ardson, Roberts, Malone and Coleman; Seo
retary, Professor Waggoner; Treasurer,
The Houston Post is to be made a stock
company, with the following incorporators
W. R. Baker, S. C. Mcllhenny, George I
Porter, E. P. Hill, J. W. Johnson, W. D,
Cleveland, A. Groesbeck, T. W. House, H
Scherffius, Henry S. Fox, I. C. Stafford, F.
A.'Rice, and E. F. Schneider; the first five
are directors. Thjs new corporation is com
posed of the leading business men of Hous
ton, who take possession July 1.
Berlin, June 29. The trial of the staff of
newspapers, of the independent fraction, for
blackmail, caused a great sensation here.
Four members of the stall have been sen
tenced to imprisonment from one to 16 years.
They obtained great sums of money through
their schemes. A member of the gang named
Von Schlunich was formerly a member of the
imperial guard. He fled
St. Louis, June 29. At Blende City,
Jasper coumy, Mo., yesterday, Cane Britten
was arrested by A. N. Davis, constable of
Granby, assisted by A. J. Davis, of Joplin,
and Mr. Hudson, of Neastra. The charge
against Britten was murder, committed in
Newton county some time ago. After the ar
rest Britten was permitted to go into his house
to obtain a coat. He reappeared with a re
volver and opened fire upori his captors and
instantly killed A. N. Davis, shot G. J.
Davis in the head, mortally wounding him,
and then mounting a fleet horse fled
New York, June 29. Nearly all business
men including liquor dealers, to-day refused
to take trade dollars. It is expected that this
general action will drive the coin out of the
city within a very short time. The Mercan
tile Exchange brought about the change as
bullion dealers are not willing to pay over 85
cents for trade dollars, except to fill out of
town orders. These orders have been for
speculating purposes, and none were re
ceived to-day. The shaving movement has
extended quite generally throughout the
country, f There are 35,000,000 of coins
which the Government will not take as bul
lion. Chicago, June 29. Regarding the printers,
demand lor mgner pay m wis ctty all the pub-
tishers, except one, have refused to accede,
and there is some ttlk ol trying arbitration,
but publishers, with the present commercial
outlook and steady shrinkage in prices, say
that they cannot consent to an increase in
their operating expenses. The result of the
coatentioa will be known in a few days.
Since the report went abroad of the contem
plated strike, 1000 country printers have ap
plied for expected vacancies and the belief
prevails this evening in newspaper circles that
the Typographical Union will indefinitely
postpone the strike.
MAHKTINQ A DKORAIED WIFK'S SIS
English ecclesiastical law is assailed in
Parliament by no less determined a parlia
mentarian than Lord Dalhousie, who has
made up his mind to repeal the ridiculous
statute forbidding the marriage of a man to the
sister of his dead wife and will do it. The
Tories, Bishops and alt the clergy have risen
up againc't the measure and are making things
bot for the brainy peer. But his cause is good
and he has common sense and his sovereign
on his side. The Tories will listen to no in
novation, while the clergy's revenues depend
upon the invincibility of their ecclesiastical
canons, and it is not wonderful that they tear
their hair, so to speak, as the proofs come in
that ecclesiastical law no longer wholly gov?
erns England. The blind are beginning to
see, and with the flood of scientific, A little
spiritual, light Is breaking into the universal
British mind. The ecclesiastical canons de
dare such marriage incest, which declaration
seems in no wise weakened because it is false.
There can be no incest without consanguinity,
which is nature's canon, arbitrary and immu
table. The Tories argue that if this repeal
prevails no married woman will permit hjr
sister to come into her house, through jealousy.
This absurdity needs no refutation in this
country, where no such law exists and where
a wife is always glad to have a sister with her,
and if she die, in nine cases out of 10, would
prefer her sister for the mother ol her children
to a stranger. The Eoglish church, like the
English House of Peers, will skedaddle out of
the government before-many years.
Finish or the Sn.Ioseh School Kxamlua
tlim aud Distribution of Honors.
Yesterday afternoon the Divine Providence
Sisters continued their examinations. The
proceedings were dpened with an act called
"False Economy," in which the following
youog-ladics took part : Misses Annie Stand,
Annie Meyer, Maggie Umscheidt, Louisa
Persert. This was followed by some very
laudable songs and recitations, among which
we must notice "My Country," sung by the
whole school; and Miss Louisa Umscheidt,
"The Bridge." The singing showed good
training, the time being excellent and the
notes true. Father J. Kirsch then distributed
the prizes as follows,:
First Grade 33 prizes distributed.
First Prize Miss Louisa Persert.
Second Grade 28 prizes distributed.
First Prize Miss Annie Blind.
Second Prize Miss Annie Standt.
Second Prize Miss Rosa Steves.
Third Grade 25 prizes distributed.
First Prize Miss Theresa Deurling.
Second Prize Miss Adelbe Bear.
Fourth Grade 15 prizes distributed.
First Prize Lawrence Marscham.
Second Prize Eddy GollofT.
The school then closed amid the general
congratulations ol all present.
We beg'leave to notice Officer Zenk's little
daughter, who, through illness, was not able
to take the high place she is capable of. The
attendance of the scholars has been very reg
ular, and the Principal complains of nothing.
The nigger comedians last night tried to en
tertain the public, but signally failed. The
house was small, which perhaps helped to
damp their ardour. Mr. Cohen's speech on
gambling was applauded and Mr. Hess and
Miss Agnes Wright tried hard to discomfort
the ennui of the evening, but to no purpose,
and the spectators departed with feesing, of
Linton's Case Unversed.
The case of John Lutton, who swindled
Messrs. Baker & Borroughs bf $200, has been
reversed and remanded, and the case will be'
retried in . the District court. Of the man's
guilt there can be no doubt. The case is sim
ply reversed on a technicality which Archie
Chevalier has beon sharp enough to discover.
Insolvent Tax Payers.
County Collector Jose Casiano has filed his
list of Insolvent tax payers, which shows a
grand total of $1600. This is $800 less than
the amount reported last year, and there Is
every probability that a ereat Dartv of this i.
linquency will be collected Uter In the year,
The I.lEht CouimlMloner Ciiniltion Ur.
i.inuner-1 Kxcellent Machine for
Hatching ronllry, Hlrds, Ktc.
Ho Describes How the Poultry Is Hatched
aim now it is Subsequently
The artificial Incubation nt rnnm . r, .
long time an unsolvable problem, but science
bi icngin soiveo. 11, ana now it is being practi
cally demonstrated in all parts of the world
that the eggs of fowls, birds, etc., can be suc
cessfully hatched by artificial means. It is
not generally known that this system is prac
ticed on the environs of tin- r!ii r.
Lindner's.farm, close to Braden's ranch, near
the Second Mission. "Dr. Lindner is a gen
tleman of great culture and of high scientific
attainment, ueing convinced that
could be successfully practiced here, he start
ed his machinery on his farm, and after
weeks of patient watching has brought
it to perlect action. Knowing this, the Light
commissioner gratefully accepted the Doctor's
Invitation to visit the farm and to examine the
working of the incubator. After a pleasant
drive over the prairie we arrived at the Doc
tor's farm, and alighted. We had not gane
far before we came upon a large cage mad e
for the accommodation of young poultry, and
which was so arranged to protect them from
inclement weather, and from attacks of ver
min. In this cage were little chickens, tur
keys ducks, ceese. and everv variMu nf
try, anu wnen me Doctor entered the coop
they alt crowded up to him as If he ...
brood hen. The Doctor says he is their
mother, and he ought to know.
One thing was quite clear; he
was as fond ot the chickens as they were of
him. In this cage was about 900 'minature
head of poultry ranging from a few hours to a
few weeks old, all of ,
WHICH HAD BEEN HATCHED
by the artificial incubation. "Now," says the
Doctor "let us go and see their birthplace,"
and the cammissioner followed Dr. Lindner to
a room at the rear of the house. This room
was yery close. In the centre was the incu
bator mad? of frame and, wire guaze. The
interior was several trays on which reposed
eggs, marked with the date on which they
were placed in the incubator. Small trays of
water for evaporation were also seen on the
interior. On opening the cage an interesting
sight was seen. There was poultry of all de
scriptions, and birds of all kinds, completely
hatched or just coming out of their shells
but in some of the eggs was a
pecking sound which to'd of the bird's ma
turity and its eflbrts to extricate itself. The
doctor took out the newly hatched birds,, and
placed them in a box prepared for their recep
tion before being put into the large cage. On
examining the machinery the commissioner
found it was simple and effective. The heat
was generated by a coal oil lamp of consider
able power, distributed through the incubator
and reguluted by electricity. It was so ar
ranged as to keep an ordinary heat varying
only from 103 to 104 degrees, for the simple
reason that when the heat rose to 104 degrees
the automatic ventilators admitted cold air
and when It sank to 103 degrees the ventilators
closed. On this proper control of heat de
pends in a great measure the
SUCCESS OF THE INCUBATOR.
This done, the Doctor returned to his large
cage, made it secure for the night, and then
courteously drove the commissioner back to
The Light) commissioner saw enough to
convince him thai Dr. Lindner's incubator was
a decidrd success, and that it is calculated to
.provide cheap poultry for the people and to
make a fortune for- its owner. All the incuba
tor requires is patience and attention to make
it a genuine success in every case, as in that
of Dr. Lindner.
Thomas Merrygan, of New York City, a
guest of Mr. E.J. Quirk, and an old friend
of his, formerly Alderman of Buffalo, New
York, died on the 28th of hemorage of the
lungs at Mr. Quirk's residence on, San Pedro
avenue. Deccated was 60 years of age.
Nic Wain, the sailor who had so much to
say on the Stephens suiclcle, has been inter
regaled by Justice Adim and County Attor
ney Cocke, who arrived at the conclusion IW
he is a crank, and unreliable. That may be
so, but much that he asserts is supported by
circumstantial evidence, and the matter, in its
present phase, is in a most unsatisfactory
state, wny are not the police of Decatur,
I llnois, communicated with to see what thm
j know of this mysterious affair t