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The San Antonio Light.
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TIIO.MAS It. JOHNSON,
TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 1883.
Senator Wade IIamiton, ofSomh Caro
Una, ilifTcrtfrom the average Democratic poli
tician In this that he is of the opinion that
Southern manufacturers need protection.
Tin Palestine News very properly "has no
use for a newspaper man who caters for the
public and has no enemies." Abraham Lin
coln once expresied a truth in the sentiment,
"that a man who had no vices had very few
It has generally been believed lhat a ma
jority of votes for Garfield is what defeated
Hancock, but the llarllord Courant publishes
a letter over the signature of Judge D. C.
Birdsal!, In which he announces himself as the
author of the charges that Hancock was de
feated by Tilden, and reiterates the charges.
So MUCH has been said and printed about
the adulteration of beer, to the efTect that Its
component parts are glucose, corn, rice, aloes
and other foreign substances, that the In
ternal Revenue bureau has thought proper to
prepare a new form for the monthly return of
brewers, which requires the sworn statement
of the names and amounts of every article
uied for adulteration.
Tin Meiia Ledger sas: "If Texas con
tinues to improve at fast for the next 20 years
as it has in the past 20 and we doubt not it
will It will certainly be the grandest State In
the Union by far. Its natural advantages are
si great lhat it requires no drumming to in
duce men of capital to invest, and each new
inves'ment tends to make the country more
Inviting Verily Texas is destined to a great
Iv VIEW of the continued hot and dry
weather, .and the vast amount of dust flying
around. It w uld be a good scheme if Ihe city
would use tome of the water privileges to
which it is entitled, and wash out the ttteets
The conces Iont given the waterworks com
pany are. worth much more than the fire
privileges, and if the plugs all over the city
were opened two or three times a week, Just
now, it would add much to the comfort, and a
great deal to the health of the community.
Let the water be turned on.
The Cincinnati Commercial-Gazette sayt :
"The gross form in which the hostility to Gar
field is carried on it unmistakably composed
of overheated malice and cold blooded politi
cal calculation. Garfield was not a perfect
man, but there It not one of all who are making
a business of abusing him worthy to be named
with him, and the very fact that he is pursued
Into his grave at no other man hat been is
testimony that he stood when shot down for
that which is missed and mourned by the
American people. A good deal that Is said
teemt actually aimed at Blaine."
The Dellvllle Newt sayt: "Not less than
IS.ooo people attended the Parsons Brigade
reunion at Alvarado on Ihe 1st and 2d
Instants. Union and Confederate soldiers
mingled freely, and everything breathed an
Intense loyally to the government of the
United Statet. There were no apologiet for
the Confederacy, nor regrets for the part taken,
but all teemed to regard the war at a mistake
too teriout to be repeated under any circum
itancet. Perfect good feeling hat existed for
yetrs between the boyt In blue and the boyt
in gray, and the sentiment It making Itself felt
among thepoople of both sections."
The sand lot cry that "ihe Chinese must
go," don't teem to have the effect ol prohib
iting them from coming to this great American
land of the free, and the smuggling of live
Chinamen from British Columbia hat assumed
the proportions of a regular business. San
Antonio has a great many Chinese in the
laundry business who come here from the
Pacific coast, and their numbert are constantly
Increasing. The Light receives ihe patron
age of Wo Hop & Co., late arrivals from San
Francisco, In a card, which goet to show that
heathen though they are, they appreciate the
advantages of an advertisement In a readable
Before Carey inaugurated the business of
Informer the Irish Invincible who had the
nerve found plenty of employment In his opera
tions against the British officials. The rise of
the informer has changed all this, however,
and while he can and no doubt Is called upon
to exercise his peculiar talents, yet It it in
another direction. The bate minion of the
English Government is given a rest from
dodging bullets, while the informer putt In
hit time In trying to hide from all familiar
faces, and avenglcg invinciblcs, and it it safe
to tty that at long at the race of informers
lasts the hated officials will have an eay and
The papert have all remarked about ihe
frequency of tuiridet In San Antonio. With
a death from lhat cause on Saturday night
and an attempt on Sunday, it does took as if
there was some out ide influence, in the air,
so to tpetk, lhat produced this desire to ex
plore the unknown beyond, Some of the
ciset are those of persons who are invalids,
and who dltpaired of relief, while love has
played an important pait in hastening othcrt
out of the wnr'd. In a city like Stn Anlrnio,
where there is a great shifting, dialing pipu
lalion, there are to be found many to whom
life offers but little inducement, unfortunates
in social and business life, who, in Ihe mo
ments of their insanity, take the opportunity
to cut short the thread of life. But If there
are outside causes, which we very much
doubt, to which can be assigned this desire
for self-destruction, It it to be hoped that
tome scientific mind will take hold of the
question and successfully ravel the mystery
that hat to recently caused to many tuicidet
in Ihlt city.
In view of the many recent unjust criticisms
regarding Mexico and tha't people, the follow
ing, from the Brenham Banner, it worthy of
" The average American teemt to overlook
the fact lhat Mexico it a very old country
older than the greatest part of the United
Statet, especially that part west of the Alle
ghany mountains. The people have for years
been settled in their manners and habitt
which, it may be laid, have remained un
changed for many generations. Themanners,
habitt, customs and religion of Mexico are
very different from ours, and those who expect
Mexico to become Americanized in a day or a
year, or even manyyeart are laboring under a
delusion. The Mexicans are set in their ways
and they are not anxious for a sudden change;
they have lived and prospered at they are lor
teveral centuries, and when radical changes
are sought to be pressed upon them they re
sist. A majority of the population are grossly
Ignorant and are easily led by those in author
ity. Railroads in Mexico are destined to
work a revolution, but lime will be required.
Suppose Mexico were the stronger power and
the people ol that country were to come to
the United Statet to iotroduce their man
ners, habitt, customs and modes
of doing business, would we tamely submit to
it. Evidently not; then why expect the Mexi
cans to do to. The golden rule should be ap
plied; kindness, fair and honorable dealing, a
good deal of patience and much time will
alone bring about an amicable understanding
between the sitter Republics. There are
many people in Mexico who regard railroads
as an undesirable innovation and who prefer
to see the commerce of the country carried on
by ox cartt and mule teamt. In thit respect
we are to some extent alike; there a'e men in
Texas who still tigh for the .good old dt)s of
A WONDERFUD FIND.
A .llunuicrlpt Copy of Tortious of Hie
lllblo Hiouiamlt r Venn Old.
From the New York bun Cable Letter.
A Mr. Shapira, of Jerusalem, a bookseller
and dealer in antiquities,has just deposited in
the British museum 15 slips of black sheepskin
leather, on which are the celebrated Moabite
stone, portions of the book of Deuteronomy
differing materially from the received version.
The date of the slips Is the ninth century be
fore Christ, or 16 centuries older than any
authentic manuscript of any part of the Old
Testament, Mr. Shapira bought them from
an Arab, and he askt for them $5,000,000
from the British museum. If genuine, the
interest and importance of the discovery can
not be overrated; and.so far as variations in the
sacred text are concerned, there Is promise of
one of the greatest controversies that scholars
have ever entered upon. The decalogue fur-
nisnes a gooa example lor comparison with
the received version. I quote from Ihe
Shapira record :
"I am God, thy God, which liberated thee
from the land ol Egypt, from the house of
bondage. Ye shall have no other gods. Ye
shall not make to yourse vet any graven
Image, nor any likeness that it in heaven
above, or that it in the earth beneath, or that
is In the watert under the earth. Ye shall not
bow down to them nor serve them.
"I am God, your God, sanctify. In six
days I have made the heaven and Ihe earth,
and all that there it therein, and rested on
Ihe seventh day. Therefore, rest thou and thy
cattle, and all that thou hast.
"I am God, thy God. Honor thy lather
and thy mother.
" I am God, thy God. Thou shalt not kill
the person of thy brother,
" I am God, thy God. Thou shalt not com
mit adultery with the wife of thy neighbor.
" I am God, thy God. Thou shah not tteal
the property of thy brother,
"I am God, thy God. Thou tha.lt not
swear by my name falsely, for I visit the in
iquity of the fathers upon the children unto the
third and fourth generation of those who take
my name In vain.
" I am God. Ilir God. Thnn ,1,111 ,,,.
false witness against thy brother.
" I am God, ihy God. Thou shalt not cn vet
his wife, or his man servant, or hit maid ter
vant, or anything that Is his.
I am God, thy God. Thou thalt not hate
thy brother in thy heart.
" I am God, thy God. These 10 words
Dr. filnihurt Ihe m1n.C. I...1..1..
to whom Dr. Gladstone hat just given to
toward the production of his work on the
Masorsh, hat deciphered the above and it
busy completing a translation and determining
on behalf of the museum the genuineness of
ini 10 com. will pa7foVXni.a?,rTft,o'rCi'wboT0
CARTER & MULLALY,
funerals Furnished Willi Every Requisite.
Slieclal attention given to forwardlnir bodies
to all piirta of tho United States. HfTclephono
connection. 0 tils attendnd day and night.
Persons dcsli log Information nbout Mexico
had belter purclinso "Tho Itepubllo of Mexico
In 1882," with revised and corrected map, by
Lnrenio Castro. Depot at Nlo Tongg's. Ccui
mcrco str et. Fan Antonio. Prlco per copy,
wthmiip, 2M. 7-25-tf
of about six acres of two-jear-old vines In first
cIiim condition To 11 competent imin lint
cIiim Inducements will lie ottered. Apply by
Stables Corner of Avcnuo I! and Houston
street. Connected by telephone. All orders
promptly attended to, day or night. Telephono
connection No. 300.
2U. J. QXJIR.IC,
Dealer in tbo celebrated brand of
Sowonllouso Connection Pipo
.no. 10 soi.kd.ui sritiarr.
land for n on-residents, will attend to
the redemption of lands sold to tho State- or tn
Individual, will trlvo (pedal attention to all
applications for changes of roads In Ilexar
county, and will trace and furnish Information
about uwt and forfeited lands in Western
IVxnu. Where no rcr feu is rendered no ehartro
will bo made. Correspondence solicited. Would
refer to lawyers, land njfents and old citizens
of ISan AntonK 8-1-ly
SAN' ANTONIO, TI1XAS.
J, 11. rilKNCII.
J. II. FRENCH & CO.,
(Successors to Oco. V. Caldwell.)
ni nnmirnn inmTmr
273 Commerce Street,
J. C. BREEDING & SON,
maao uy 1110 nniiomii cueci iueui
ltootlntr Cornpuny. Beo samples at our ofllco.
T. S, IlAIIIIISOX.
UVUItlSO.V & HAllRiSO.V,
ATTORNEYS -AT -LAW,
t! t Solciina Street,
San Antonio. Twcnty-tlvo years cxpcrleneo In
JOHN W. SEIIiEIt,
General Insurance Agent,
Insurance on all kinds of property In city or
country, and accidental Insurance. Otllco
south sldo Main plaza, under Central hotel.
Is 11 blooded bay, 19 hands high, weighs UUO
pounds. Horvlco, J2G.
KNIGHT OF dT. LOUIS (thorouuhbrod),
slrod hy Ulcndnwcr, dam by ISpsllon.sce llruco's
Ami loan Stud Hook, volumo 8, pavoift!. Ho
la a dark chostnutsorrcl. Hervloo, $25.
DIC1C (Kentucky Jack), 15 hands blRhi weighs
000 pounds. Will cover mares or Jennets,
Service, f 15.
Short-horn thoroughbred cattlo, lied Dulls,
by twonty-olghth London Duko, Lexington,
Ky. Services, tlO.
Spnnjr season-, February 1. Terms cash. Scr-
Vlot.. nald when mare IMbnn kwrv. nnrl If nnt
with foal, havo tho privilege to return the ncs
trod Heaves', Main Plaza,
brought back without cost.
Tlmo Card, In Effect July 22,
LcaroSan Antonio bound North at 7:4.1 a.
D, 12:15 1. in., and 0 p.m. Arrlvo 8:10 n. in.,
SXi p. m. and 8 p. m. Lcnvo for Laredo 0 p. m.,
arrlvo from Laredo 7:1.1 a. m.
Train leaving San Antonio 7:5 a. tn. haa
l'ULLMliV HOTEL CAK
through to Ht. Louis without chAnjrr. Train
leaving Han Antonio at 1H p. in, has Pullman
I'Alaeo Sleeping- car to Tcxarkana, where
l made with runt express trains for 8t. Lou In,
Train leatlng fan Antonio ntrt p. m. Iin couch
and l'ullma (deeping car throimb to Houston
and (Inlventon without chanjre, arrhlnjr at
Mount on at 7 a. in. and (Jalvcuton at $.' a. in.
Two rxprcM trains dally between
San Antonio and St. Louis,
and three express trains dally between Ban
Anlonloand Austin. Tho only lino runnlnir
l'ullman l'alacu bleeping ears tictwecn Ban
Antonio and Ualreston without change
Clow connections at Mule Itock for tho
Southeast, and In the Union depot, St, Louis,
with all express trains.
For tickets, rates, tlmo cards or any Infor-nstlr-u
J. S. LANDltV, Ticket Clerk,
V Commerce street, Bon Antonio, Tex,
j t. r. jiuunra, rasseuger Agent,
St. Louis Mo.
II. M. HOXin, Third VIcc-l'resldont,
St. Louis, Mo.
(QOUI.U ft co.'b.)
Royal Havana Lottery.
August 2'.i, 1S8U.
Number for Number--I'rlze for Prize
With 13) additional prizes.
Only 42,000 Tickets. 1838 Prizes.
firrUcu, $.V)0 each..
W Approximations to II ret pri
09 Approximations to second prize, (3)
HIS I'lizcsas above bclnjr tho full num.
ber In the Itoyal Havana, and
43) Additional I'rizcs or (5 each to tho
430 tickets having as ending num
bers the two terminal units of the
number d rawing1 tho Capital I'rlze
of $12,000 2,100
m Prize, amounting In V. 8, gold to. $ 41,00
Tickets, 83.00 - Halves, 81.00.
Tho Koyal Havana oillcial list decldos every
nrlza. Hubiect to no manipulation, not con
trolled by the parties in interest, honestly
manajrod. It Is the fairest, souarest and best
thlntf that could be conceived.
Soo that tho name GOULD & CO., Is on the
ticket. None others are genuine.
ALLl'ItlZES PAID ON VHESKNTATION,
For information and particulars address or
1212 Ilroadway, New York City.
63 Host Itandoioh Street, Chicago 111.,
Or W. W. WALLING,
No. 8 West Commerce Street and
No. 8 Alamo Plpta. San Antonio,
A Good Thing!
TO ADVERTISE IN.
SAN ANTONIO LIGHT
November 1st, 1883.
The Uook will conum short Sltetcliei at San
Antonio, giving location and direction of Important
Itnetl and place, in the clly. Ii an
And will be a valuable reference book.
WILL 1IB 1'ltINTICI),
AM) DISTKIIIUTICI) (IRATUITOUSLY,
ADVERTISING HATES i
ONE I'AUE,,., '.. ...1,30,00
ONIMIAI.V 1'AOIC 13.00
ONIU'OUKTH l-AOl! H,00
o-ijm: cahi), s.oo
Preerred Space tan be gtren lo those
who Apply Early,
Ofllce of l'ubllcatlon,
210 EAST COitniKKCE STREET,
ALAMO MUSIC HOUSE BULLETIN
Trices on First-Class Pianos and Organs Reduced.
Clilch oritur, l'lalicranil Arlon Pianos, Kimball, Muion A Ilatnlln ami Western Cottairo
(Irwin,. Now flood. In nil lines on hand and arriving, Full slock of
sheet mtislo and mil, to hooks.
E. C. EVERETT & CO.. PROPRIETORS.
Central (Janlon, Sun Antonio, Texan, Friday and
Saturday, October 5 anil !, 'Sit.
GRAND TORCHLIGHT PROCESSION
Brilliant Fireworks Each Evening.
Tho Volksfest will 1,0 ln iuguralc.1 on Thursday, October 4, by a grand Torchlight Procession.
Grand parade, orations and monster eoneort hynn orchestra of 60 musicians. Promenade
concert nnd dance, prlzo singing, prlzo gymnastics, tableaux, pantomime,, children's nporctta
performed by 150 children.
TELE KXEOUTIVE COMMITTEE.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Do not forget to go tho PA VII.UO.V on Losoya Street, back of the
rOSTOmCr. HXCIIANOG. where thcro "111 lie a
Every Niglit During tho Weok J
SOMMERS & UEHLINGER, Proprietors.
SOULE & WILLIAMS
PAINTS, OILS, GLASS, ETC.
Solo Agents for tho Celebrated Ave.rH! Heady-Mixed I'alnt.
Paper Hangings in Every Variety.
272 Commerce Street, San Antonio, Texas.
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 CHRISTI, TEXAS.
JJiSEThe' following are our wholesale agents in Texas :
L. C. Leith, San Antonio; Joseph Brown, Fort Worth; Patty
& Joiner, Sherman; Marselis & Co., Dallas; Cleveland &
Cameron, Waco; Ludlow & James, Belton; Robinson Bros.,
Wichita Falls; A. Hansel, Laredo; W. D. Cleveland, Houston.
L N. WAI.TIIAL.
WALTHALL & CALLAMIAN,
ATTORNEYS - AT - LAW,
Sau Antonio, Texas.
TGYK OlST THE
TRY IT !
DEVINE & SMITH,
ATTO RN E YS-AT-L AW,
BAN ANTONIO, TEXAS.
Ofllco Ilooms 7 and 8, Dovloe lltilldlng,
Soicdad street. Will attend to all business In
tho Btato and Federal Courts.