San Marcos Free Press0
I.H.JULIAN, . "Prove All Things I Hold Fast that which Is Cood." PltOPKIETOIl.
VOL.V11. SAN MARCOS, HAYS CO., TEXAS, FEBRUARY 9, 1878. NO. 11.
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ISAAC II. JULIAN,
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ITOHKLL, GLOVER CO., Mitchell's Building
nrf Goods and Orocer.on.
DONALS0N JOHNSON, North aide Main
JV. H0TCHINS CO., West aide Main
rn P. DAILEY BROS., West side of the Main
STK1N A G1E3ES, South a de of the Main
BRIGG8 C. H Korth aide of the Main
y B. FRY, South side Plaza,
p J. 0. SMITH, North Side Plaza.
T B. COCREHAM CO., norlh side of the
1). plaza, adjoining Harper's stable.
IHARLES BOCK, South side Plaza.
T) AYNOLDS t DANIEL, north aide of the Main
QTTO GRAHM, Travis' Corner.
,R8. WOODS & BLAKEMORE, office In Woods
Vari Uaulel a Drug store
DBS. DENTON 4 PENDLETON, office Colleg
street, nearly opposite Hutchison iCo.'s store
TR. J. H. COMBS, office North side of of the
jjUTCHI90N.it FRANKLIN, 1. the Court-house,
g B. McBRIDE, office In the Court House,
gTEKLING FISHER, office In theConri House.
T. BROWN, office over Mitchell'a store.
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T H. JULIAN, .office Fane Paasa Bulldog, nexi
X door to post omc.
JiRAVIS HOUSE, west aide Plaia.
WISIA5. West aide of public square.
HOFHEINZ, south aid. Plaza.
Wagon and Carriage JIaker.
U. Kan, rear of Devinney Co.'a Black'
J) THOMPSON, S. . cor. Ao.tln Mountain I
a rpeiler Jk Builder.
r' VOGELSANG, San Ant.nl. street.
l.irery- aad "ale aiakles
B. BALES, Saa Aateai. stretU
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H S03S:3, east ade plaia.
oomaas,sitAt Sra oiirsicr:
Hon. Guetave Schleicher, bf DeWlttCo.
asKAToa Slar Diaraior:
Hon. L. J. Storey, of Caldwell Co.
Hon. J. V. Hutehlne, of Hays Co.
Hon. W. M.Bust, of GuadaluoeCo.
DIBTBIOT (JOOST 16TB DISTalOT.
Hon. L. W. Moore, Presiding Judge, LaQrang..
Tinaa or nouiixa oodkt.
Have. 2d Mondays In March and September.
Sterling Fisher, Jndge County Court.
F. J. hUnlove, County Attorney.
Ed. J. L. Green, Clerk. '
Jas. A. Wren. Sheriff. O. 8. Cock.Denotv.
C. W. Grooms, Justice of the Pesos Pre. No. I
I. M. Breedlove. " " 2
H. Q. Little. "
L. Smith, " " 4
H. A. Molfeans, County Treaaurar.
A. lleaton, Assessor.
Ben. O. Hsrdin, Surveyor.
D. P. Hopkins, Com'r PreolnetNo. 1. .
O.E.Moore " ' " 2.
J. K. Burleson, " " "8.
J L. Basemore. " " ' 4.
Geo. H. Ward, Constable.
TlMCS Or HOI.DIKO COCNTT AND PanOIHOr CoUaTS
Criminal Coli'ity Court lat Monday in each
County Court for Civil and Probate business
1st Monday In February April, June, August, Uo
tober and December.
Commissioners' Court 2d Mondays In February,
May, Ausust and November.
Justice Court Precinct No. 1 1st Friday In each
month. San Marcos.
Preoinot No. 2 3d Friday in each month Mtclty.
" a 3d winioeneys aiii
' 4 4th " Dripping Springs.
town or r i curb.
Mayor A. B.F.Kerr.
Council W.O. Hutchison, W.B. Fry, L. W. Mitch-
ell, D. P. Hopkins, P. K. Turner.
Marshal A. B. Dailey.
I'll I! It CHICS.
METHODIST. Preaching at the Methodist
Church every Sabbath. Kev. J. S.GUIett, Pastor.
CHRISTIAN. Preaching at the Christian
Church on the second and tonrth 8abbalhs In each
month by Elder J. J. Williamson.
PRESBYTERIAN. Preaching at the Presbyte
rian Church on the tecoud and' fourth Hab
bathin eaeb month by the Rev.W. L, Kennedy.
PKOTE8TANT EPISCOPAL. Services second
Sunday in each month at 10( o'clock, A. u., and
7 p. hi., ;at St. Mark's Cuurcu.)
Austin Stage arrives at 12 o'clock San
Antonio 8tage arrives at 12 o'clock u. Both
Daily arrivals. Mails close at 11 a m-,
Gouzales.arrives Tuesdays and Fridays atS P. m.j
leavea at 8 A. at. next morning.
i , A. Vo Brsw.P. M.
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Do you want to purify the system t
Do you want to get rid of Biliouxnesa?
Do you want something to strengthen you f
Do you want a good appetite f
Do you want to get rid of nervousness I
Do you want good digestion 7 .
Do you want to sleep well T
Do you want to build np your constitution ?
Do you want a brink and vigorous leellng I
If you do,
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Sole proprietors-Simmons' Liver Regulator,
sn wa a innrnn
Tb wArr&nlpd not to
eonUin slnnle pnr
ticle of ileicury, or
any fnjnriuu uiiuer
al uU--t-iic, Irai Ii
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iboHA toother. Rot
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prevail. It will cikk all 1isasbsousbd at o-
aAMlBMHNTOr THC LlVBK A.U UuWIU, KaOULArK
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CHILLS AND FEVER.
R HOW LIVE It KtXil)L.A TO-
Ia amlnentlr a Familv Medicine: and by being
kept ready ror Immediate resort win aave manj an
hoar of eufleriag and many a dollar in time and
After orer Forty Veara trial It la atlll receiving
the most unqualified teatimooiala to lu vlrtnee
from persons ol the highest character and respon
sibility. Eminent physician, recommend it aa the
FOR CONSTIPATION, HEADACHE, PAIN IN
THE BHODi.UKKS, I IZZINKS,OUR "OMACH,
Bin TlTh 1.1 IHI MUUin. Bii.i.iiil;a
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ALL OP WHICH AUK THE OFKSPR1SG OF A
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COLIC IX CHILDREN.
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colic, headache, or sick atom
ach.a lea.peonlol more will
give relief. Children, aa well
a adelia eat aometimea to. '
mack upper, er.est eome
thiog li.b does not digest
well, prodocmc eor stowiach,
keanber.. er rleo; a
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the ckrape.1. pare.i and bit
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IT HAS NO EQUAL.
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T RRiiCL ATOS aale-i i eaarrme-d .
witk Tr e Mart. Msafi aad Sigimiar. aabr.kem.
see er as gesarlo..
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Price . 09 aa,iie.leiie,aa.
Faith In Human .tutu re.
The dogma of an endless hull is be
iu severely tested by reason. The
kindred dogma of the total depravity of
human nature can not endure the test
of investigation. The poet Halleok
beautifully says : '
i "It la i oy t. speak the best
W. may of human-hlod."
And we will add that it is also joy to
to be able to speak to much good of our
nature and tell the truth. Dr. Chan
ning was the great champion of the
doctrine of the worth and dignity of
human nature, and we every day see
the effects of his teaching reflected In
other writers. The following lines, by
Caroline A, Soule, may be taken as a
I know that for .very crime that's told
There's something done that'a good aa gold;
That the evil we hear, hut the, aweet and true
Hid. out of sight like the violets blue ;, '
For one that steals, there are hnndreda of hands
That couldn't be tempted for gold or lands j
For one that lies, there are hundreds of lips
That wouldn't be tralton, though scourged with
for one, (hat his neighbor's life would slay.
A hundred to aave It would haste away ;
For one that a pure young heart would break,
Hundreds stand ready Its love to make.
And so I will not Idly weep
O'er crimes that make my blood eold creep,
Nor alt me down In sad array
When wrong doth meet me on the way I
Bntl will pray to God for power
To do the duty of each hour ;
And Joining bands, my friends, with yoo
And all that love the god and true,
With reverence I this hour will ssy, '
I thank my God I live '.to-day,"
An Awful Warning to Young;
, II unbuilds.
A young wife in Michigan bad just
got settled in her new home. Al)
seemed fairaud promising, for she did
not know that her husband was a
drunkard. But one night he came
home at a very late hour and much the
worse tor liquor. When he Btaggered
into the house the wife, who was great
ly shocked, told him he was sick and
to lie down at once, and in a moment
or two he was comfortably settled on
a sofa in a drur ken sleep. His face
was reddish purple, his breathing was
heavy, and altogether he was a pitiable
The doctor was sent for post-haste
and mustard applied to his feet and
haods. When the dootor came and
felt his pulse and examined him and
found that he wns only drunk, he said:
'He will be all right in the morning.'
But the wife insisted that he wa8
very sick, and that severe remedies
must be used.
'You must shave his head ad apply
blisters,' she urged, 'or 1 will send for
some one who will.'
The husband's head was according
ly shaved olosely and blisters applied.
The patient lay all night in a drunk
en bleep, and notwithstanding the blis
ters were eating into his flehh, it was
uot till near morning that ha began to
beat about disturbed by pain.
At daylifcht he woke up to a most
uncomfortable consciousness of blis
'What does this mean?' he said, put
ting bis hand to his bandaged head.
'Lie still you musn't stir,' said his
wife; 'you have been very sick.'
'I'm not Bick.'
'Oh! yes you are; you have the
brain fever. We have worked with
you all night-'
'I should think you had,' groaned
the poor victim. 'What's the matter
with my feet?'
'They are blistered.'
'Well, I'm better now ; take off the
blister do,' be pleaded piteously.
He was in a most uncomfortable
state hit head covered with sores and
his feet and hands were still worae.
'Dear,' he said.groaniog, 'if I should
ever get sick in this way again, don't
be alarmed and send for doctor, and
above all, d jo t blister me again.'
'Oh! indeed. 1 will; all that saved
you wera the blister, and if you have
another such spell I should be more
frirhUned than ever; for the teodcy.
I am sure, is to apoplei j ; and from
the nxt attack you wiil be likely to
die aoleM there are the scveiett neas
u i !.'
He made farther defence. Suf
fice it to tay, he never bad another attack.
WAgUIXG roi LETTER.
Washington. D. C.,1
Jan. 31, 1878.
The most cheering indioatiou ou the
faoe of publio affairs here is the decid
ed tendency of the Democrats in Con
Kress to stand together in a struggla
for economy and retrenchment. Until
quite lately it has seemed almost cer
tain there would be a laok of harmouy
on these subjects, and that the Repub
lican leaders with an experience in
leadership of noarly a score of years,
and used to the excesses and corrup"
tions of war times and the unsettled
period immediately following the war,
would succeed in keeping the Govern
ment io the old road to bankruptcy.
But thero is a good hope of better
things. ' Expenses will be reduced in
all brandies of the Government. The
army will be reduced io numbers, and
excessive expenditures for the force
decided upon will be cut off. The na
vy, which has cost since the war a filth
as much as the whole amount of our
publio debt, will become far lesB ex
pensive. Our relations with foreign
countries will be made to cost less.
The revenues will bo collected for less
money. In short, unless thero should
be an unexpected lapse from virtue on
the part of Democruts, the cost of oar'
rying on the Government will be very
materially reduced. It is time, for He
General Government is not only ex
hausting the people by burdensome
taxes, but is sotting a feurful example
of extravagance to States, cities and in
A neat job wbb killed by the Su
preme Court lately. Under the law the
salaries of certain grades of Posimas
ters are fixed upon the basis of the
business at their offices in a given pre
ceding period. The wording of the
law was such that various postmasters
thought they could get increased pay
under it for time prior to the date whon
the readjustments were officially mudo.
Test cases wcro tried in the C.ourt of
Claims, and, on arpeal, iD the r upreme
Court, aud this latter Court decides
against the applicants. ;
This Court also deoided the other
day that the sale by the Confederate
Government of cortuin stocks confia
cated by it in Charleston, S. C, did
not takeaway the title of the owners
or give title to purchasers.
The Pacific Uailroad men are now
here in force. All the roads, from
Duluth to the Gulf of Mexico, are
reDresented. . The chief interest, of
couibq, is io the rival Southern roads.
The anti-subsidy resolution punned by
the House a few days since is not con
sidered a dangerous blow to any road
that seeks Government aid. 1 he reso"
lution does not prohibit assistance to
works of "National necessity, and
every man interested in a Pacific Rail
road feels that his particular road is
excepted from the prohibition. But
what with Quarrels among themselves
and the rapidly growing and consoli
dation belie! that economy is the great.
est and most pressing of "national ne
cessities," 1 believe all these railroad
subsidy men will come to grief. A le
vee system for the Mississippi river and
some of its tributaries is, however, not
to be classed with the railroad sohemos,
and Government aid to it would meet
with comparatively little objection.
Capt. Kada has been paid, with little
grumbling from any quarter, an enor
mous Hum for his jetties at the mouth
of the great river, and will yctrcoeive
much more. It is idle to make a dis
tinction between payment of money for
this purpoi-e and piyment for the con
struction and preservation of levees.
It is very generally conceded now
that the silver bill of Mr. Bland will
in tome lmpe pasa the House end Sen
ate, even over a veto. I confess I can"
not vet fiure out a two-thirds majori
ty ir. the S-oate, but the friends of the
bill find no difficulty in doing so.
If rumor i' correct the "bon of the
Lroei-iaoa Returoiot Board, Wells, is
os LU way here to consult the Presi
dent of bia creation as to probable
means of defeating justice in Louisi
ana. The other members of the Board
remain at New Orleans to stand trial.
The coming interview between Wells
and Hayes should be made the subject
of a great painting. The event will
live in history, whether or not the art.
iet of this generation puts it on ennvns, '
The local robber, voder indictmout at
home for crime,, comes to tho man
benefitted and made powerful by that '
crime; to ask for protection. . The great :
man has no power to grant it ; his own
position would be imperiled if he should
attempt it, There it but one thing for
Wells to do, He must go homo and
to the penitentiary. ' His fate is an ex
ample for all time to subordinate ras
cals and teaohes them not to mako tho .
receiver seoure in' his plunder until
they, too, are secured against punish
ment for tho theft. ' Kr.x. '
Hog ItaUlns In We-irn lxu.
A oitizen of this oounfy, as wo sup
pose, writes from Onion Creek to the
Lockhart Echo, as follows. We oom
mcud what he says to the considera
tion of our readers. Ed. FberPhehs,
Texas has greater facilities foi rais
ing meat than any other Statu in the
Union. And still sho buys yearly a
great amount of bacon shipped from'
the North. : This is sending uimny
from the State that enn bo profitably
invested at homo... True Texi'S !ips
yearly a great amount of beef , hut
this is no argument aauiii'-t raiding hi r
own hog-meat aud also some to sell.
' It may be said that ouisi.to the tim
bered districts where ilmro is plenty
mast, that we canuot. eouipotu with the
Northern States, we cm mint 'produce
food for them as oneap, This is a
great mistake. Texu eau ' iiroduce
corn, potatoes and turnips equal to
most any of them. Besides she lias a
plant, viz: the Sugarcane, which they ,
have not, this plan' is excellent , hog
food, easy raised, will mako two crops '
a year. JIojis will do fine upon, it st;V.
en or eight months iu the year., ,
Far from confining hog raising to ,
the mast regions, I believe ere long
that the majority of our in:iit will be
raised upon the' pniirio farms', in pens
and pastures where thi-y 'lan bd tended
to properly, fed anil improved with 'ho
beat Block' of tho country. ' tLo a
pasture, hog proofadjoining your HeKf
plant Sugarcane next to it, convenient
to out aud throw over to tln m. Io the
fall separate the hogs you .wir-h lo fat
ten tor market and Iioiik consumption,
feud them u corn, lu laot I tin day is ,
not far distant whon all kiud ol stouk
will be kept and reared iu pastures, I. e.
the portions that are devoted to agri
culture. Sinou coru cannot oonvouieutly be
transported to market, it will not pay
to plant a great amount of it expressly
for the market, but you can raise it
profitably.you will convert it into pork
and baoon by procuring hogs and leed
ing it to them you can always sell it at
The farmers ot this county should
manage some way to make grain raising
profitable, forcqttoo can no longer suo
ceed in supplying all of the wants of
the farmers, as it used to do, when they
could get from fifteen to twenty cents
per pound for it.
We should pay special attention to
the improvement of our stock, fino
stock is comparatively cheap now, so
now is the time to strike.
The man that has the foresight to
see these facts first, and the enterprise
to grasp its privileges first, will bo the
one to profit by them.
W. A. Teas Eft.
John Bright, the great Euglish
statesman, wrote lately a note in which,
occurred this passage ''If children at
school can be made to understand how
it is juit and ncble to be humane even
to what we term inferior animals, it wil'
do much to give them a higher char
acter and toot through life. There is
nothing meaner than barbarous and
cruel treatment 'of the dumb creatures,
who cannot answer ns or resent the
misery which is so often needlessly in
flicted npon them."
There are over three hnnfred arte
aiaa wtl's in Sintt Cars Valley, Cat.
SOLD ST SU BKtvvisis.
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