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I. II. JULIAN, Ed I lor.
SATURDAY... NOVEMBER 10.
Official Paper of Ilayt and Blanco
ftew Volume New Miyle.
Sood after we began the publication
tf the Free Pbeus, now over four
years since, it will be recollected tbat
We enlarged and very much improved
it at considerable extra expense, hop
ing tbat the result would be to increase
its circulation and usefulness But in
' this we were mistaken, and after con
tinuing it thus for some eighteen
months, we felt compelled, much to our
regret, to reduee tie size of the piper
in order to avoid actual loss. In its
reduced form, though quite good
enough for the patronage given it, it
was, of course, not so acceptable ; yet
we venture to say that no one has been
' to dissatisfied with it as ounelf, and
we bave continued to hope to be able
to make a change for the better.
it gives us great pleasure, therefore,
to be able to say that in spite of the
bard times, we have succeeded in mak
ing such a change, and to point to our
present issue iu proof of the fact. We
Lund you now a paper almost twice
As LAHGE as it has for some timtt been,
" ftud CONTAINING FROM THREE to FOUR
TIMES AS MUCH READING ' MATTER,
yet without any increase of price. We
have been enabled to make this desir
able consummation by the aid of the
cooperative system of newspaper pub
lishing, through which We receive lour
paffeB ready printed, from the great
inetrrpolisof the Southwest, St. Louix.
This plan has been so thoroughly
lystematised that its results are now
entirely satisfactory. Its issues em
brace a full compend of news, politi
cal, literary, agricultural, doniestio and
miscellaneous matter of a very choice
character and great variety. Ia proot
"see our inside ' this week.
The other four pages we print at homo,
ts hcretoloro. But the new arrangement
Will enable us to devote this space
much moro exclusively to local mutters
the great point of interest in a home
paper to advertising, and allow more
time for doing job work, and attending
t) the other more profituble depart
ments of our business.
This change will considerably in
crease our unavoidable expenses, but
We trust the friends of tho Free
Press will now so extend its patronage
as to keep it up to the proposed stan
dard. We give our people oue more
opportunity, and by fur the best they
have ever had, to secure to themselves
a paper which shall bo a credit to our
town, county and section. We feci
that we have done our whole duty in
the premises, and that if compelled
ugain to retrograde, the fault will not
It will be seen by our " head" that
we are now publishing the San Mar
cos Free Press merely. We have
somewhere heard it remarked of some
local politician who aspired to the pre
sidency we believe it was Frunk
Pierce-that he was respectable enough
in his own State, but when you cauio
to spread him over the entire United
States he was entirely too tbin. So we
no lunger assume to spread oursclf
over all West Texas, but shall be quite
content to represent that portion ot the
far turned San Marcos country which
has its natural center at our beautiful
We send this issue of the FreB
Press to a number ot persons who are
not subscribers, hoping that, upon ex
amioutioo, they will like it so well as
(o lavor us with their subscriptions
But they need have no ear that it will
be continued, unless ordered and paid
lor. We never try to force our paper
Elections. The results were vari
ous. New York State has gone Dem
ocratic, but the Legislature, it is
thought, Republican. Pennsylvania
hu gua Democratic by iO.UOU. lieu
31cClelln is elided Governor of New
Jersey by about 13 WW majority. M -mchusett
tod Connecticut largely Re
publican. G ess was re-elected Mayor of
Austin ly about fifty majority over his
Ligleat roapetitoi. Gen. Sfeet'ey.
The following1 comes to us from A.
B. Close, Esq., Litnd and Emigration
Agout at St. Louis for tho Northern
and Western States, and who was in
strumental in settling the "Haven Col
ony" in Gaudalupo county. It occur
red to us that the best way to secure
attention to his request would be to
publish his letter. All whom it taay
concern and we haVo many whom it
might to Concern will we that the
subject is ono of vory great importance
and we advise them to enter into cor
respondence with Mr. Close : - ,
St. Louih. Mo., Oct. 27, 1877.
Ed. San Marcos Free Press: I
send you copies of "Haven Weekly,1
Pleuse place us on your exchange list,
and scud paper to Eluiira, N. Y.
There are a large number of good
. M 1 11 I....
Iiiruinrs in new lorn ami runnxj'iva
niu tha' could be iluccd in Western
Texas to the advantage of your coun
ty u your Kluuters would take bold
of the mutter. You die Swnre that a
treat deal of prejudice exists in the
Kust in regard to lexus geucrully, and
it there is a way of securing u good
number of out reliable farmers to come
among you for a ynar, and as they say,
test the climate and productions, and
if all proved satisfactory, they could be
nmila tnnititi n n ti 11 1 cnlthiKJ artI a nraflf
llinUQ OJUI III' U' II ruiuvin. pum (tiwtv
deal ot land could be placed in that
way by planters that wish to sell, and
you would get good people to help de-
ve on the country, Flense place this
matter before your people in some way
so that I can know at an early day just
who wants and how ninny farm hands
ore wanted in tho county: also, me
chanics of all kinds. This matter can
be svstemized so that ill people sent
out will he pleised. I will make a re
cord of ell sod take pleasure in riving
all information furnished me. Flenso
write mn by return mail or lay the mat
ter bcl'orp snmn one that will attend to
it. Very Respectfully,
A. B. Close.
Senator Morton died at Indian
apolis on the 1st inst. They gave him
it big funeral. Don. Voorhces, other
wise known as the " Tall Sycamore of
the Wabarfh," has been appointed to
succeed hi ID.
Complaints are made by new ar
rivals fiom England that Dr. W. G.
Kjugsbury, agent for the Pierce road,
has misrepresented matters to them.
Misrepresentation instead of benefit
ing us disgusts new coiners, and the
recoil results in two-fold damage upon
us. Tho plain truth is a good enough
representation without deluding stran
gers with impossibilities.
Sitting Bull having retreated to
Canudu, our government -sent a com
mission to treat with him, but ho met
them with open hate and defiance. On
rejecting the overtures of tho United
Ssates at the recent conference, ho was
informed by tho Canadian covernment
that ho would not hereafter he per
mitted to cross tho border ond make
war on the Americans, and that if he
should attempt such movement he
would hnve English as well as Ameri
can troops to contend with.
. TtiH agents of the Iiaven Colony in
their report Bay : "We believe in the
wonderful resources of Texas, and feel
sure thut there are opportunities there
for men of brain and muscle, which, if
directed by intelligence and bucked up
by capital, will make homes and for
tunes with more satisfaction thnn it
can be dono iu any other land or
Til E Denison News is opposed to war
with Mexico on general principles. It
regards war ss unnecessary, so long as
there is a possibility of adjusting grie
vances by arbitration, and Murray
goes on to say that he resided on the
Mexican frontier long enough to learn
that the American element is as often
to blame for the ill-feeling engendered
between the two governments as the
The Dillat Herald says war with
Mexico would be "a political bonanza
to Governor Hubbard." This is not
so original idea with the Herald, nor
with us. The Herald adds, however
and somewhat significantly, tbat "Gov.
ernor Hubbard has an opportunity to
immortalize himself, and we have a no
tion tbat be does not mean to let it
slip by unimproved." Weareturther
persuaded tbat when this war is in
augurated he will have blundered to
his own ruin who begins it without ade.
quite cause. There is nothing to
be made by it in the end. There is
nothing in Mexico to steal, and one
side loses everything tnd gains nothing.
It we win Mexico we will have won ao
elephant, and to effect a conquest will
coit lives and countless millions
of BonT. Statesman.
The city council of Waco have ac
cepted a proposition of S. S. Brown to
build a system of water works and to
have it completed uy the first of; next
Mnv. Tho contractor binds himself to
'erect the necessary machinery on the
Brazos, to build a reservoir wluoh will
hold ono mill:on gallons, and to furn
ish a supply sufficient for a population
of filty thousand. The. city takes
thirty-ifivo hydrants at f8d per year
- BARNCM in a late letter starts the
following original ida, which however
msy be true
I hate seen a good many peoplo hum
bugged during mj life, and have been
humbugged myself.'but I have noticed
that more persons, on the whole are
humbugged by believine in nothing,
thau bclif ving in too much.
Ana Dickinson is ot work on two
plays one for an English actress. She
declined two offers of marriage last
summer one, from a congressman.
The other was probably the renewal of
Wbitelaw Rcid's proposals. Her re
fusal in either ccse is not surprising.
Anna is entirely too much of a woman
to marry Wbitelaw Rcid, and too much
of a lady to marry the average eon
Apropos of the late funeral honors
to Gen. Custer, an exchange tells some
plain truths, as follows : Gen. Custer's
remains were buried at West Point
yesterday. It will never be forgotten
that ho was sacrificed to the spite and
reveogo of Graut for daring to oome to
Washington and tell what he knew of
the post-trading frauds, in response to
the summons of the Democratic House
A brave man. full of the spirit ot chiv.
airy, truo as steel iu every fibre of his
nature, he fought like a hero in spite
of his ill-treatment, and fell a martyr
to Grant's implacable hatred. Of
course the Indians did it, but with
rifles and bullets sold them by Grant's
post-traders, in a war provoked almost
solely by Grant's swindling contract
orsaod depredators. Grant will not
be at the funeral.
The aaderstgnec. will oflur for irIc, at Public
SATURDAY, PEC. 1, 1S77,
At hts residence, 2 mile fnwi San Marina, on
the Htirtrop rnnd, on the Uio Blanco, tb farm on
tthicli lie rertirieit, CJif.tiiiK of nixty-tlirco acres
of voud land, well improved, good dwelling, out
nuildtiifM, well of wat t In the jard. CI acres in
cultival ou. bilanue well timbered.
AUo, the following
com Ming nt Cat. le, Hor. one two-year old Fil-
Jey, mi Kiiffiry and Hume a hit oruoni, ituu e
bo 1 and Kitclien Kuroiture"nd other articled not
'tsary to mention.
miM of (tale: For farm, one-hall cash In
I' batat ce In twelve otolith, wiib 12 per cam.
! ! t from date. Terma of personal property
known ou day ot sale.
.M !U J;T. A. UUST,
THE LEADING AGRICULTUR
AL WEEKLY Ol'1 THE WEST
THIRTY YEARS ESTABLISHED.
TVvoted to Improved Farming, Improved Stork,
Improved Fruit, and to Improving farmer aud
It has the largest and bett lint of correspon
dents, (practical fanners, tockbreeders aud Irult
growers) of any p iper. in the country.
Terms f 3 00 per anniu ; fl.CO for six months 5
four copies, 6 tW; tea copies, $13.50. Sample
NOR AN J. COL AH, Publisher,
Kov.lO-tf. COO Olive St., St. Louis, Mo.
1S78. NEW YORK. J878-
As th time approaches for tbe renewal of snb
seriptlnna, THK M'M woutd nirlnd lt Irleorfi and
wellnber eveljwher.. thai H l at-atn . candi
date fur their coniideratlnn ard aupport. Ud.b
lit record lor tbe pal te. )eara II rehea for . con
tinuance of tbe bearty pymnatliy and generon co
operation vhlcb bare biiberto been txi.nded to
It fiom every quarter of lb. Lnius
Tha Dull J ! la four pan-eheet of H
etumr.a, price bjr nail, boat paid, 64 cnta .
month, or it AO per year.
lb. aad(f edition of Tm f en la an debt
pake bee ot frti column. bile ftnr ta new.
of tre dae. it alt. contain! s farm amoant of III
erare and mltrellaneoue matter epedallT pro
pared (or It. Tan Cnn.T c baa met milk peat
ocro l. Pont paid IIMi year.
Tha Weekly Baa.
Wha do-a not know Tea w.rate xt It dr
calatoe IhrMtn-at lb. Doited State, tb. Cana
daa, and bed. Vtnet tbonaand faeailte. greet
he welcome parea weekly, and rerard it in tbe
liebtef fuide, tonue-IVae, and friend. Iu arei,
editArial, arnewttwral, nd literary departmenjta
aake It eMen'talli .toarnal Ire tbe family aid
ke Ireride. Terwe: Una aellar year, pe-1
paid. Tkia pric qnality nwni tared, aiakee H tk
ckeave aewapapee p.bli.ted. Prr claba tern,
with III caak, w. will Mad aa aitra cwp7 Ire.
rmisHii or the int.
In order to mfroduce our 40-page Illustrated Catalogue (in book ffirnjof Jewelry and
Watches, with iuUfnformauon Uorv to Become Agents, and Blake 'Money,
wwill sepd, on receipt of One Dollar, by setum niad, this Uluatratad CauUbgue.tov
gether with (
OUR OWE DOLLAR GOLDEN CASKET.
OtTB BOIXAR CASKET Contain! one elepintly encrmved lady's Brooch and Er
Dropa, Amethyst Kttinn, inlaid with Peurls; ono beautiful Cut Cameo King; one fine pair of
KngraTed Bleere Buftonai three (3 grand spiral Ametliyat Btuds, inlaid with Pearls; erne
nobby Collar Button i one latest pattern Lady's or Gent's Vompndour Nook Clialnj one tele.
rant Cameo Seal- one beautiful chased Hand Blngt one solitaire Lake George Diamond Pin I
one pair (a) eleirant entrraved Bracelets. All the above are the Finest Cold Flate, and arranged
in a beautiful white, pink-lined citsket. Illustrated Catalogtte of Jewelry and Watches sent with each
casket On receipt of One Dollar we will send one of these Dollar Caskets, by mail, post-paid,
tr JfODT Casket on receipt oi 83.50. Address,
O0a G. aTACOBx CO., Imnorteri of Jewelry and Watches,'
117 Viaoomdn Street, Milwaukee, Wif
ISAAC H. JULIAN,
SAN 1IAEC0S, TEXAS. ' '
Will buy ind sell Land ond Town Lots
for a reiisonuble commission, pay taxes
for non-residents, and do a general
f. ii ml Arrprmv IniKiness. An extensive
acquaintance and correspondence in
other Sttites. and in " imnneration cir
cles," FKKJfi AiJVUiaiSUNijr, and
prompt and careful attention' to busi
ness, are among tlie advantages he can
offer to his patrons.
His position as Notary Public will
be a further advantage in facilitating
Office in the Free Press buil ling,
next door to tho Post Office.
PROPERTY FOR SALE
BY T1IE ABOVE AGENCY :
Two lota In McG"hce addition to San Marcos.ln
the neighborhood of tha College, They are
handsome bullldlng sites, and are shaded by
cedar, live oak and other timber. For sale low
A new Dwelling Houae of Ave moms, nicely' fin
ished, with two larpe lots,. cNtern ' nott well ;
plenty of evergreen ttlirulibt'ry, slidtitixl ly tim
ber on the north ; all neatly iucttdi'ii, ami situale
near the College. Tltii it one o: the mont tleiiira
bio residences In 3ati Marcos for mt'.mll family.
Will sell name for a little ht.ta thau it tiuti be bultl
for nt tbe prenent time. Tit.lu periect.
A valuable Uolel property In the town of Fla-
tonia, FBjette county, Texan, "he lot lit 75 left
fnitit by 125 feet deep, running t" a 20 foot alley'
Title perft'et. The bitsini fts t i;oof1 ; the hotel ha.
rented for 8100 per month ; Ihe owner Is still ol
fered that rent, but -prefers to sell. Termt half
coHb, balance in one and two jears, nlth Interest,
orhiilfcaxb and tbe bulunce iu lami lit fur a sheep
ranch, at s fair price.
A fractional block In central San Marcos, near
the College, on the first elevation twards the
mountains, a street on every side; comprises
bout three lull lots; cedar, live oak, elni and
other timber; situation unsurpassed for beauty.
Has on it a comfortable frame dwelling house, of
uvo rooms anil hall. The place Is equally well
adapted to a private residunce,or for tbe location
of a church, school, or other public purpose. Will
be sold low for cash. Title perfect.
;S6 acres of land iu Uvalde Co., on the Frio
first rate laud, either for forming or (razing ; a
supply of timber. Title gusr nleed .
Textena nrao,aainte,l oruclitUhe with the
wonderful iu i iu of Uial great American Kouiedy.
FOE 11AX AND BEAST.
Tht liniment xrrr naturally origintl In Ameri
, vitrn N-Unrr m kl- iu Itrr laboratory much
iirpniu a-tiii'tr f)r tU niAladic ( in-r clnl
drrn. Ii laf U l.-n mva.liin for 3i year.
nltl mw it rnntrlr liie kabiial globe.
Tin -MriH"1. M itiiff iinitarnt iaamatrhM
irinrlvfora4 -lental ailiBtitf wanand WU
To attfsrk uwncr :A larmr H i inraluab.
A mac UiTi oftra aara hniaaa life mr r
tarra tiro uHu.iM-ai mt aa -wx barae. t.
eav. or '.ecp.
It rurrt frmC-rot. hoof-ail. VolWw kan. pruV,
atrva-vrtrci, 'Mwll?r rrl, aianc. t' at a:4
atinia of piMwirorta rrptitra and iaarvla. an4 rwy
oca Uram bat k t Mixk brering ai4 Wa hCn.
It rufraerm ritrraal trawblea Urm, m-
a linmrn. anatcbra. awtaaj, apraiaa. faansirr.
1t4 rH. rin Wma. -
Tte M-iraa Mutan Liwiwwtit H iTia fuicu-a-rra.a
tbe wartt fuC arrt-lea4a Kwiiiitt la fit
familv. ia t)t alwraca a ahaitati, aara aa
aaroa. araM. afraarja. trta. etc.. aaa 1W iWmina
tim. aa4 at iffnraa easradrraa hj jmito lar
UraloHr ralvaMa U Miam
It la lb rferaacat nil ir tm ttt varla. far It
ararlrarra taa aaaar1a la tha aa,aa4 a aaafta
applKaiiaa n gvwrrallT aataorat ta cr.
Hiitm Moatanf thiiaaiat m fmt va ia tan
ater af hattlfa. taa Urjy aawa Wlaf aiapamiaa
acc:r aaaca taraasjrt. ,
San Marcos Texas
llavann hand and are dally recelvlne additions to
their largo ami well selected stock oriienersl
Merchandise, consisting of
r R, "V G O O D
Brown and Bleaohed Domestics. Sheetings, Tick
ings Duck Drilling. Cotton Flannel, Denims,
Stripes and Checks, Cheviots, Unseys,
Tweeds, s large stock ol Jeans and
NEW BRAUNFELS CASSIMERS,
LADIES DRESS GOODS
of sll qualities, eto.
Notions, a full line of Cotton and 'Woollen Heal,
cry for Ladies, Misses, Omits and Boys. I.ineu,
Cotton aud "ilk handkerchiefs, Itlbhona,
Crueals, Laces, Ladies' Belts, Shawli,
LADIES' SACQUE3, CORSETS,,
PERFUMERY, TOILET ARTIC
LES, and ev'erytbiug else to make up
a first-class assortmcDt. of Notions.
at all prices and qualities. 4
For l adies, Gsnts, Youths, Bojs and Girls.
BOOT? and SHOES
Wo an expecting a very lurgestoc k and will
tbem at reLluccd pricej.,
H ARD WARE. 2
o well assorted Rtock nf sbflf goorlx, and can of
fer inducement!: In NuilN, Fence Wirt.
Hor&e-bboet,, Hollow-ware, etc.
We have th celebrated Jnlm Defrc, Clipper, and
Kork hUnd Plows, and Invitp firm era i:t need
of n plow to call aud t-ximiiio our mock.
We also bave an aMuriment or Cutlery.
CORN-SII ELL ERS. W IIEELBAR.
ROWS, GRINDSTONES, &c, &c
BAGGING AND TlESt
furnished at market rates.
STCaBh for Cotton, Wool and
MANHOOD: HOW LOST, HOW
WfU'S CELfBRITRU tSSAT on tb. r.d,i Ar.
(lihoatuMlicine) oraasi irourai or aeBilnai
Jllat Mn hi at a.. ..ttl.K tff UrA
miinnuiirj remiiiai uweaea, ibudtkbi
tr, Mental aaa Physical Incapacity, Impedimenta
alarrUite, etc.; a.M, ConraarTios. Knaaras
aad Pits, tnd.eed bj aelMndulgetm asr aexswl e
I Ptm. la a sealed eoTelope, amlj sla cent.
I Tee celebrated aotscr, ta this admirable Kasay.
dearli Seat aoalrmlea, froai a thirty years' eocceaa
Ini practice, tbst th alamior coaaeejoence. of
eelt-ebas may bendieailr cared witkMt laaSaa
(eren see i tateroal sscaliciM ar ta. appltcMraa
I tbe knife : paiatlaa .at a asad. af care at am
ample, eenaia, aaa electaal, ky ax w. aT SKk
. mry aanVrrr, aa aiattcr aaat kis raaaitiaa an
a, mtj care kiaraeilcaaayly, prirataly, mat radi
i mU teetar. akaaM ke la Ik. kaaat al mrf
yaaik iaa erere bum i Uarf
I eM aaaar aeaL ia alala eareloaa, ta aa aaU
paai paM, aa recaript al six casts ar ta
Tha CalTervrell Jleaical Co.,
44 Aaa It, tern Tart OS Bm,J .
M. M ly