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The San Antonio Light.
A. W, (lirmui), Tim. II. Joiinkii.y,
W. U Wintkh.
Gifford, Johnson & Winter,
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ance. Only meiol cuts prlntud, for whleu an
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Cfl). F JOHNSON Is duly nuthorlied to
solicit and collect for Tn E Sam Antonio I.ioht.
Hubscrlbers not receiving their paper will
nicAto mako complaint to him oral thuoineo,
-Subscribers aro warned not to pay their
subscription oxcept upon presentation of a
oroDcrly receipted bill lrom this ulUeu.
Tl!i:sllAV,.IUI.V 31, 1HH.1.
Hon. Montgomery Blair, dice! at the
family estate at Silver Spring, Maryland, Fri
day last. With the exception of Simon Cam
eron, he was the only survivor of those whom
President Lincoln appointed to his cabinet in
The regular afternoon matinee of the Light
commences about 3:30 o'clock, and our read
ers generally are invited to call around and
see the beautiful work done by our new
Campbell press and Olto gas engine. The
shw is free.
That legend at the head of the Galveston
News, "Circulation equal to that of all the
other dally press of the Slate combined," no
doubt was truthful enough a few years ago,
but at the present time it is a reflection, we
believe that is not true, that the circulation of
the State press generally has remained at a
stand still, while the News has constantly in
creased. Whirs will the balance of us be when that
happy time comes t The Print says 1 "The
time will soon come in the history of Texas
when, by teason of her wealth and population,
she can control the destinies of this nation in
a political point of view and when her trade
will cover every ocean and sea in the world.
Then what a proud future seems to be in store
for Galveiton "
Calamity Walker, the Iowa Green
backer, declared in a recent speech: "I
know as a lact that I can get nearer to heaven
in 15 minutes with three straight drinks of
whiiky than any other way I know of. I
know because I nave tried it," and the Gal
veston News is of the opinion that decent peo
ple would be glad if such an Indecent fellow
would just take three more and lie under the
platform instead of stagering upon it.
The Two Laredos mentions an instance
where 15 persons regularly read one copy
of that paper, for which it only received 50
cents a month, thereby beating the paper out
of $7 50 that rightfully belonged to it. We
believe that every paper is worth more
than the price charged, and anyone who has
Interest enough in a paper to read It regularly,
should have pride enough to pay for It. And
dead beatiim of that kind deserves most posi
Of all the many good compliments paid
the Light by our readers, upon the enlarge
ment and improved appearance, the remark
made by a little one callus newsboy, yester
day, as he rushed in and breathlessly asked
for 10 more copies, with the explanation that
"the fellers was stuck on the Light now,"
was about as gratifying as we could wish.
We are somewhat "stuck" on the Light and
its splendid appearance, ourselves, and shall
endeavor at all times to retain the good will
the paper now enjoys.
IN AN Interview regarding the telegraphers'
strike, Senator Sherman said, he looked
upon postal telegraph as of more importance
than the proposition to reduce letter postsge,
"The Government," he continued, "might
duplicate all the wires and all the means of
transportation by electricity for about zo or
25 millions 1 yet there is now levied upon the
people of the United States over $10,000,000
a year for telegraphic purposes. This sum
could be saved to the people If the Govern
ment established postal telegraph." Con
tin"4ng, he urged postponing the dimi
nution of public revenue by reduced poitsge
until the question could be considered In a
broader tense, and they could see whether we
could not, by use of a little money, do greater
good by assuming the telegraphic service of
"James P. Nkwcomu, Postmaster at San
Antonio, Is now receiving the fire of all the
local papers In that city except the Free Press.
Even the Light, which seems to have lost Its
filial regard for ils own father, lias joined In
with the others in making it hot for him. The
papers charge want of elTiclency In Mr. New
comb." The above from the Galveston
Print Is not, strictly speaklrg, true. The
Light has no other interest In Mr. Nencomb
than a desire to see fair play, and to that ex
tent it has heretofore spoken in his favor, and
will do so again. The first months of his ad
ministration of the affairs of the postoffice
were not satisfactory to the public, but it was
not so much his fault as many tried to make
believe. At the present the business of the
office is being admirably conducted, and Ihst,
too, with less force than the volume of busi
ness justifies. The Light has nerer censured
him, and so long as he manages the business
as he does at present It will compliment him.
Almost every morning the Light office Is
visited by one nr more parties who have paid
tribute to the cily In the Recorder's court, for
some misdemeanor or fracture of the law, for
the purpose of having their names kept out
of the list of victims before that court, and
from the earnestness with which they plead
their case It Is quite evident thev dread the
glare of the newspaper popularity much more
than they do the fine and Imprisinmcnt.
Apropos of the subject, .1 policeman says
in the Washington Critic! "The press li a
great enforcer of morality. In my long ex
perience an arrested msn, especially if he is
only semi-reipcclable, dreads the press ten
times more lhan he does a solitary cell for a
few hours or a nominal fine. The newspapers
will herald the fact that he has been guilty of
a misdemeanor. The Item, even if it Is only
a small one, will be read by his friends and
acquaintances. Probably by his employer ir
his sweetheart. I tell you the press Is a great
factor in keeping down crime, and should be
appreciated more than It Is."
From an article In the Independent Pulpit,
of Waco, under the head of "Heresy and
Heretics," we take the following :
"Chrishua and liuddha, Hindoo Saviors,
were both considered heretics by their con
temporaries, and fcr ages after their times;
but now they are remembered with divine
hono-sby the Orthodox Hindoo worshiper.
Abraham and Moses in their times were
heretics, but now they are held in great
reverence by the Orthodox Jew and Christian,
Socrates was a heretic, and suffered as
such; but to-day no Greek Is remembered
with so much respect as he. Jesus Christ
was a heretic, and so was Saint Paul. Martin
Luther was a heretic in his day; so was John
Wesley. Alexander Campbell was a heretic,
and to-day a vast multitude ot preachers, and
about every other Intelligent, reading la) man
is a heretic. The decay of Orthodoxy is so
obvious that any sort ol a journeyman theo
logian can now find his board and bed for a
week or two if he will only propose to bolster
up the reeling fabric by a few worn out apolo
The American Israelite says: "We learn
from the Habiteleth, the only Jewish paper
in Jerusalem, tint a hospital is to be built at
Tiberias, to give shelter to the numerous pa
tients who come there in seaich of health
from Its hot springs. We also learn that the
old capital of Ga'ilce, or what is left of it, Is
chiefly Inhabited by Jews, and that its hot
springs are prised as highly now for their
medicinal qualities as they were two thousand
yeais ago. From the same paper we learn
that people from as far as Mcsapotamla and
Egypt come yet to Jerusalem to celebrate the
biblical feasts, especially Pentecost. The
Illumenthal academy is a common Chcder, in
which the boys learn also to read Arabic and
French, and to cipher. We alio thought it
was an educational institute. The price of
water In Jerusalem appears to be enormous, as
we observe In a report from a publi: tea es
tablishment for the poor, where the fuel is
chsrged 900 piasters and water 551 piasters
lor about 50 weeks, so that water costs nearly
60 per cent, of the cost of fuel, and more than
50 per cent, of the cost of house rent."
The Electric Wonders of the Age.
Hon. S. S. Cox, tn the annual address de
livered before the Indiana Asbury University,
at Greencastlc, on the 19th ult. said :
"The electric monograph transmits messa
ges In the original handwriting. The hckto-
graph multiplies your epistles ; the telephone
enables people to make contracts through an
orifice ; but as there Is no witness, photo
graphy comes In and records the shadow of
the sound by curves In vowels and conson
"Electricity is an clement elusive and sub
tle, yet it is stored in a box and Imprisoned in
a metal to be used at pleasure for portraiture,
sound, light, or power, I have seen an organ
in llerlin played by electricity, but this is sim
ple compared with other experiments. Is it
not a marvel that we can telegraph from a
moving railroad car or the speeding steam
ship? A California photographer obtains six
Jihotographs in one leap ot a clown In six dif
erent positions. He catches a horse on the
galop, a rabbit on a run, and a bird on the
wing. By means of a wire a circular
saw or a locomotive may be nay,
has been run miles diitant from
its source ot force. Electricity is born of the
sun. It msy be converted back to its source.
so that when one talks by telephone he may
see his distant colloqtilst. It is shrewdly be
lieved that nerve power depends for Increased
strenrth on light. It will not be strange if
the polyscope illuminates the animal oran
tsm, rendering the body transparent. The
vast current of liquid force which we call elec
tricity is condensed in boxes like desiccated
meats, or spread over continents to convey in
telligence. M an can never overdraw from this
vast, bankruptless depository of nature.
The French are a great people for odd en
terprises. This is their latest freak, accord
ing to the English journals: There has been
orgsntzed at Paris, under the direction of the
learned Abbe Molgno, the founder ol the
Cosmo, a society having for Its object the
dragging of the bottom of the Ked Sea and
the Hitter Lakes to find the chariots and
treasures of the army of Pharoah, supposed to
be at the bottom of these waters covered by
saline deposits. A sum of 750,000 francs has
been subscribed for the expense. Divers will
search the Ked Sea and the Bitter Lakes to
discover the arms and armor, and the precious
stones that were In possession of the Egyptians
when they were engulfed."
"THE CITY BY THE SEA."
Tough mi I hr Drummers Arrltal ofltn.ll
road Iron Deep Water New
Hats for tli Newspaper
Editor San Antonio Light.
Courtis Christ!, July 26, 1883. Please
shed your'LloitT before the world on the fol
lowing ! It is strictly foibidden for any com
mercial man (vulgo drummer) to appear at
this cily without first having paid his occupa
tion tax as prescribed according to law, and
in case of inability to show receipt for same
he subjected to long days (at loo in the
shade) of Inaction until the said receipt ar
rives. All this was experienced by one ol
Ihe "innocents," and the lessen 1st All ye
drummers, do not mske your appearance In
this city of the sea unless "healed" with the
initiation parchment issued by the fraud State
of Texas; for, though antediluvian In appear
ranee, this city by the sea (t) has the most
lynx-eyed adjusters of "the peace, weal and
woe" of the Stale to be found anywhere. This
prompts the Idea that every drummer ought lo
subscribe for the Light for shedding its rsys
of Information for the benefit of the brother
hood English steamers contrfue to arrive, bring
ing railroad material, especially iron. They
slay on the outer road, 1. e. the open gulf, to
anchor. In the mean tlmf work is progress
ing towards creating a channel, through which
these railroad supply steamers will never
pass. The rod of a Moies would prove more
effectual to make deep water than all the rocks
that physical Ingenuity can place In the thor
oughfares and shallow straits of the sea,
However Messrs. Dodrldge & Davis will
soon commence the erection ol a fine three
story brick banking buildirg, and dame rumor
has it that some of the other merchant princes
will follow suit In doing likewise,!! not better.
Among the multitude of strangers I met Mr.
John II. Vink, of your city, who visits Corpus
on private business.
Any one coming here for a fine fish dinner
will find Nic.Constantine, the smiling proprie
tor of the Crescent hotel, the best ol caterers,
which accounts for the lact that his establish
ment is headquarters for the Innocents.
The chief of the Caller has a patent self
adjusting, hair spring, two-story hat, imported
from "hold H'eng'and," and the chief ad
juster of moral, political and other Information
of the Critic, in order not to be outdone, has
at once Instructed bis regular correspondent at
Taris to send him a French "chapeau de
soldi" that will outshine the invention of
John Bull, on ye cranium of the Caller.
RECORDER'S COURT NOTES.
Scene, mid Incidents That Were ltcic.ro
Ills Honor Yesterday.
Ihe Recorder's matinee yesterday was of
an interesting character, but unfortunately the
Light was so crowded with local news
that the the Lioiit commissioner's notes
had to be left out. A selection of them are
prcseuted to-day for the edification of the
Henry Brown failed to appear to prosecute
an affidavit he had made against Llllie Gib
son, and as a result the case was continued.
George Staudt,a special constable, Interfered
yesterday to prevent John llurgess from
thrashing his wife. John thrashed hltn, too
and George fired off his pistol to get help
he says, but the police say that the public life
was endangered. Hlscase was continued for
Jim Hcnson, an embroyo Jesse James, was
charged with carrying a huge bread knife.
Jim is the son of a man employed at the
arsenal, and the police say he is a very bad
boy. He tried to throw the blame on another
bay, but it wouldn't take. The Hccoider
fined him $25, and is going to see what can
be done with him. This is a case that should
be sent to a reformatory, If there was one.
Dan Kronen was asked If he was drunk.
He said: "I expect so," and was fined the
James Dougherty answered a boy's request
(or a card by striking him in the eye. The
boy's father "tlouted" Dougherty and the
Recorder fined him $15. The oflense ap
peared to have been unwarranted.
Matt Matthews was too drunk to be tried.
He had It bad.
Vicente Taderas was disorderly at the
springs on Sunday, and drew a knife, for
which he was fined $10.
Pablo Fernandez said he was not drunk.
Officer Zink found him taking up all the side
walk la his perambulation and concluded he
was drunk; the Recorder thought so too, and
fined him $5.
A, C. lloyes and W. G. llrooks smilingly
admittod to a free fight. Neither were
marked, so it was thought that $5 fine would
meet their case.
John McDermody cursed the colored po
lice OfScer Westmoreland, for requesting him
to light his hack lamp. ArchlcChevalicr was
there to defend him, but he soon gave up the
defence, and Dermody was fined $5.
The readers of a newspaper should make It
a point to patronize its advertisers, for were it
not for the patronage ot the latter tho pub
Ushers would necessarily be compelled to
double the subscription price In order to meet
expenses. Moreover those who are not afraid
to advertise their wares liberally must have
laun in uieir vaiue, anu ine uuyer can De
reasonably certain of getting a good article.
The rule of shrewd business men is. first be
sure you have a good article, then advertise
noerauy. unknown rmiosophcr.
Some one has expressed the difference in
things in the following manner :
Tennyson can take a worthless sheet of
pspcr, and by writing a poem on It make It
worth $5000. That's genius. Vanderbilt
csn write a few words on a sheet and make It
worth $5,000,000. That's capital. The
uniteu states can take an ounce ana a quar
ter nf mill and ttimn inn. It an "r.irla Wlrd"
and "S20." That's money. The mechanic
can take the material worth $5, and make it
into a watch worth $100. That's skill. The
merchant can take an article worth 25 cents
and sell It for Si. That's business. A ladr
can purchase a very comfortable bonnet for
$10, but prefers to pay $160. That's fool
ishness. The ditch dircer works 10 hours a
day and shovels nut three or four tons of
earth lor I, That s labor.
Time Card, In Effect July 22.
UavoSan Antonio bound North nt 7M" a.
m.. 12-IS p. in., and 0 p.m. Arrhc-S.IOn. in.,
3Vi p. in. and 8 p. m. Leavo for Laredo U p. in.,
arrive from teredo 7:1? a. in.
Trntn leaving Sitn Antonio 7:11 a. in. has
1'UIiLM.lN IIOTKL CAR
through to Ft. LauU without ctlting-p. Tin hi
ton vliii? Pun Antonio nt p. m. Ims Pu limn ti
PrttAeoSlw'pInK' ear to Texarknnti, wluro
In mndowlth fust utpn-A trnlnfl for St. Iiulu.
Trn'n leiivlnff Hin Anturilnitt (I p. m. Im coach
ntnl 1'iilltniv. ftlet'pinir cur tlmuitfli to llomtim
ami (litlvoftfmi without chftnuv, nrrlvlntr nt
Hmjftfnn ut ? n. m.nntl (Iftlvwlnti at P:JTi it, tn,
Twoexprew. trains drtlly bt'tnoi'ii
San Antonio and St.. Louis,
and three exprers trains dully between Pun
Antonio and Austin. 'Tho only line iiinnltit
l'ullmati l'altim NlrerlnV ears lietweeu Pirn
Anlnnloiiiid (lalveston without clntniru.
Clo.o connections at l.ttlln Koek for tho
Snnllii nst, and 111 the Union depot, at. Louis,
with all express trains.
J. 8. 1.ANDIIV. Tlcxet Clerk.
42 Commerce street, San Antonio, Tex.
II. I'. I1UUHL3, raasemrcr A Kent,
h.ctowxsiinI) o. r.A,
Ut. Iiul, Mo.
It. M. HDXIi; Third Vkt-l'rclclctit,
HI. Uul. Mo.
ruuerals Furnished Willi Every Itmiulslte.
Special attention tflvcn lo forwarding bodies
to all parts of the United States. EsV-Tclophono
oonnecnon. wins aneiioea uiiranu mum.
LIVE STOCK EXCHANGE
And General Commission Dealer.
8.111 Autonlo, Texas.
"G. W. CHRISTIAN,"""
Physician anil Surgeon,
T. S. llAnutsoN.
KAlilUSO.V & IIMMUSO.V,
ATTORNEYS -AT -LAW,
1M Solcitnd Street,
8 in Antonio. Twenty-Di 0 years cxperlrocc I"
Texas. Practice In all tflato mid t'lileral
JOHN W. SELLER,
General Insurance Agent,
MAMnitINO HOWAUIl.ttrotter) sen No.
D. J. Trcucy's ciituUiKue, Ixxlpirton, Ky. He
Is n blooded b.iy, Vi bands hlirfi, nelxbs UX)
pounas. peri lee,
WW pounds. Will cover mures iir jeiine3.
btiort-tiorn thoroughbred cattle, Ited Hulls,
by twenty-eighth Ixmdon Duke, Lexington,
Ky. Servicer!, $10.
etpnnir season, l'ebruaryl. Terms cash. Ser-
frud Heaves', Main l'lnia, will bo takou and
brought bauk without cost.
miv Hnlotos, Tex.
Royal Havana Lottery.
July :U, 188.
Number for Number-Prize for I'rlzo
With 4 additional prizes. '
Only 42,000 Tickets. 1838 Prizes.
SPilies, ytO each.
trj Approximations to Itrst prUe, S3)
U) Approximations to second prl, $20
450 Additional I'rUesof (A ouch to fho
S2U tickets havliiK as ending num
bers tho two tormlnal units of tbo
number drawlnir the Capital Prise
or eis.uxi 2.1C0
IMS Trlzos, amounting In U. S. gold 9, . $ 41,060
TIcUets, U3.00 - llnlvi... IJl.OO,
Tho Itoyal Havana official Hat decides every
prlzo. Subject to 110 manipulation, not con
trolled by the parties in interest, honestly
managed, it Is tho fairest, sriuuruet and bost
thing that could bo ooneelved.
Boo that tho name QOUI.D Ac CO., Is on tho
iickoc. nonootneraaro genuine.
ALL l'HIZES PAID ON l'llESKHTATION
Triers on First-Class I'lniios nml Organs Reduced.
Clilckcrlnir, Fisher and Arlon Pianos, Kimball, Mason & Hamlin and Western Cottuirc
Organs. New Ooods In nil lines on hand and arriving. Full stock of
sheet tnutdo and muslo honks.
E. 0. EVERETT & CO.. PllOPltlETOltS.
Every Nftflit During tho Wck !
SOMMERS & PETERSON, Proprietors.
SOULE & WILLIAMS
PAINTS, OILS, GLASS, ETC.
Solo Agents for the Celebrated Averlll Heady-Mixed l'.tlnt.
Paper Hangings in Every Variety.
272 Commerce Street, San Antonio, Texas.
cv$7&f 'GENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANTS.
.". HOUSTON KTitr.r.T.
I Drink Milwaukee! Sol AKonta for Western Tolas and Moxlco of Cream City Ill-owing Coru
Cream Ileor. puny's Kxport Ilottled llecr, Milwaukee.
TRY IT !
Green Sea Turtle
Something new and delicious. Heats lobster, salmon, or any
other canned fish. Try it once and you will
do so again. Put up by the
CORPUS CIIRISTI, TEXAS.
tySsThe following are our wholesale agents in Texas :
L. C. Leith, San Antonio; Joseph Iirown, Fort Worth; Patty
& Joiner, Sherman; Marselis & Cq., Dallas; Cleveland &
Cameron, Waco; Ludlow & James, Belton; Robinson Bros.,
Wichita Falls; A. Hansel, Laredo; W. D, Cleveland, Houston.
BAN ANTONIO. TEXAS.
J. II. ritENCII. IIENHV LAAOElt
J. II. FRENCH & CO.,
(Sucooesors to Oco. W. Caldwell.)
REAL ESTATE AGENTS,
273 Commerce Street,
SAN ANTONIO, 4-5-3in - TKXAS.
KYlfl OjST THE
Kiturr, rr.ouit, ETC.
.... has avttinmiv Trtvsa
TRY IT !
J. C. BREEDING & SON,
Bolodad and Housti
rLATKS, mado liy tho National Sheet Metal
ltootlDK Company. Sco samples at our oSlco.
1 Rhode & t II, Ileuckc,
Manufacturers ot all Llnds of HAltltELS,
CYPRESS CISTERNS A SPECIALTY.
l'rompt attontlon to orders. Addross nox 20