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I.!H. JULIAN, 'Prove All Things 1 Hold Fast that which Is Good." PROPRIETOR. VOL. Vll. SAN MARCOS, HAYS CO., TEXAS, FEBRUARY 16, 1878. NO. 15. Free Press. I'UBLISHED EVEttY SATURDAY BY ISAAC II. JULIAN, To whom n'l Letter houlJ be Addrewed. Office South side of Plasa. RATES OF SUBSCRIPTION : flue year, l edvauc ? 12 Pix months I " Three month " 7D RATES OF ADVERTISING. On. squsre.on Insertion (I 00 1 each ddlllon. 1 insertion under n mtb, 50 nt pr square. I no. I 3 mos. 8 moi. U moi 1 Square. S " . :i " . 4 " . ;i colm, . i a.to 4.50 f.Of 8 00 0.00 15.00 35.00 $1100 Kl M 25.00 30.00 311.01) 00.00 10C .00 . . i. i .nA AAnatliiitAA a sauare. Legal and trau.lent advertising payable strictly n advance. .. .... ... in -.nta nor line each Insertion I.OCHI iiuvivc, r- Announcing candidates for ofHee, county, 5.00 a.... -).. WOO ror uinvriu ui Obituary notice of over ten line oharged at dvortising rates. BUSINESS. DIREOTOEY, Plew.paper. r EST TEXAS FREE PRESS, I. H. JULIAN, J V. , , -.nrt PronrlBtor. offloe south- .'at corner' Main Plaza, next door to the po.t office. m Banker. M' 1TCHELL, GLOVER CO., Mitchell1! Building Ory ood imil flrocerlosj. TvONALSON A JOHNSON, North aide Main JJ Plaza. t v. Horcuisrs co.. wst a M,ln O , Plaza. ' Ml P. DAILBY & BROS,, West lda of the Main I Plaza. STK1N UIE.SEN, South ade of the Main Plaza. T)RIGG8 C. H., North aide of the Main DPIaza. y B. FRY, South lde Plaia. p J. 0. SMITII, North Side Plaza. Rrocerlea. n OunitEBAM A CO.. north Hide of the D. , plaza, ad.ofulng Harper's liable. QHARLES BOCK, South aide Plaza. I) r tl K sr i t . r AYN0LDS t, DANIEL, north aide ol tho Main i Plaza. q; TCO GRAMM, Travis' Corner. phrileUni. RH. WOODS RLAKEMORIS, office In Woods ad Daniel a Drug store. RS. DKNTON PKNDLRTON, office College street, nearly opposite Hutchison ACo.'a store. d; Dentist, ' D tt. J. H. COMBS, offlce North aide of of the Maiu Plaza. Lawreri. JJOTCnMOS,. FRANKLIN, i the Court-house. g B. McBRIDB, offlc. la the Court House, S' TEKLISQ FISHSR, olflce in the Court Bouse. 0- I. BROWN, oflice over Mitchell'e store. L iml Atent una Notary Public. ID, JULIAS, olflce F Pbbss Building, next . door to post office. Hotel. PRAV1S HOUSE, west side Plaia. Bearding: lloitae. Q WISIAN. Weatlde of public square. millinery Store. HOFHEINZ, south std. Plata. WM ana Carriage Maker. 1 H. RAH, rear of Dvlnney A Co.'a Black. J, smith Shop. Blacksmith. I ) THOMPSON, A t. cor. AasUn k MonnUl sU. Carpe.ter Jc Hnilder. CI TOGELS A5G, la. Antonio street. Llrerr aasl Male Stable. B. BALIS, kl tstoels street. Cakla.t'.l.kert. WARD, cast aids .f Pta a. VTatcheaakcr dad Jeweler. H. R0B31XS. t mU plaia. 5.00 T.OO fl.00 11.00 10.00 15.00 11.00 10.00 16.00 15.00 15.00 45.00 35.00 60 00 GENERAL DIRECTORY. ornciAi,. coxobssbmah 0th DIBTXICT) Bon. Onslave Schleicher, of DeWItt Co. sbkatox-31st Birraioi: Boo. L. J. Storey, of Caldwell Co. . .XFKISKHTATIVK 04ToDinaiCTI lion. J. V. Butcblne, of Hays Co. Bon. W. M. Rust, of GusdaluoeCo. distbiot ooout 16th distuot. Bon. L. W. Moor, Presiding Judge, UG range. tibii or uouiixn oobxt. Bar. 2d Mondays in March and September, ootixTi ornoaxa. Sterling Fisher, Judge Conoly Court, F. J. Manlove, County Attorney. Ed. J. L. Green, Clerk. Jaa. A. Wren, Sheriff. 0. S. Cook, Deputy. 0. W. Grooms, Justice of Ihe Pesos Pre. N. I 1. M. Breedlov, H.G. Little. " " " " " S L. Smith, ' 4 U. A. McMeus, County Treasurer. A. H atou, Assessor. Ben. C. Hardin, (Surveyor. D. P. Hopkins, Cosi'r Precinct No. 1. f). K. Moore " " 1. J. K. Burleson, ' " " S. J.L. Baxemore. ' " 4. Geo. H. Ward, Constable. Tims or holdiho County a ho Pbioikot Cottars Criminal County Court 1st Monday In each month. . County Court for Civil and Probate business 1st Monday In February April, Juue,Augnst, Oc tober and December. Commissioners' Court Id Mondays In February, May, August and November. Justice Court Precinct No. I 1st Friday In each month, San Marcos. Preclucl No. 1 '2d Friday In each month MtClty. " 8 3d " Wlmberley'a Mill 4 4th " Dripping Springe. tows orrictxa. Mayor A. B. F. Kerr. Council W.O. Hutchison, W.;b. Fry, L. W. Mitch ell, D. P. Hopkins, P. U. Turuer. Marshal A. B. Dalley. ciii;kciii:s. METHODIST. Preaching at the Methodist Church every Sabbath. Hev. J. S.Gillett, Pastor. CHRISTIAN. Preaching at tbe Christian Church on the aecond and fourth Sabbaths In each month by Elder J. J. Williamson. PRESBYTERIAN. Preaching at the Presbyte rian Church on tie second and fourth e)ab- baihin eeb month by the Rev. W. L, Kennedy. PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL.Servlcea second Sunday in each month at 10X o'clock, a. at., and 7 p. hi., at at. Mart's uuurcn.j BAPTIST. Preaching at tbe Christian Church on the third Sunday tu each montn, Dy Hev, nr. Wright. !tIAII.M. Austin Stage arrives at 12 o'cl'ick H.; San Antonio Stage arrives at 12 o'olock at. Both llallv arrivals Mails oloae st 11 ',' Gonzales, arrives Tuesdays and Fridays at 5 r. at.; leaves at 8 A. u. next morning. A. Voat Stiik.P. M AN ADDRESS TO THE SICK. Do you want to purify the aysti-m 1 Do yon want to get rid of Biliousness I Do you want something to strengthen you! Do you want a good appetite T Do you want to get rtd of nervousness t Do you want good digestion f IJoyou want to sleep well! Do you want to build up your constitution I Do you want a brisk and vigorous feeling 1 If you do, TAKE SlMMOiS J. H. ZEILIN & CO., Sole proprietors Simmons' Liver Regulator, Philadelphia. THE FAVORITE Home Kemedy Is warranted not to contain a single par tide of Mercury, or anv in urtous miner. al substance, but Is PUKKLY VEGET A RLE, containin those Southern Reots and Herbs, which an All-Wise Providence has Placed In countries where Liver Disease most prevail. It wn.i. cnxa ai Disasxs ojuhsd si vm umsaiHT or th Livx axnBowxLS, KxouLAn th Limb aso pbxvsiit CHILLS AND FEVER. llO.V LIVKK KKKCLATOM Is eminently Family Medicine; and by being kept ready for Immediate resort win save minj au hour of suffering and many a dollar in tim and doctors' bills. after over Fort Tears' trial It la atlll receiving the most unquallfled testimonials to its virtues from persons of the highest character and respon- sioilily. Jimmeni poysicians nwuimcuu , u most EFFECTUAL SPECSFIC FOR CONSTIPATION, HEADACHE, PAIN IN THE SHODLDKRS,llZZINKHH, SOUR STOMACH, BAD TASTK IN THE MOCTH. BILLIOUS AT TACKS, PALPITATION OF THE HEART. PAIN .H.Li. Dpi!iiiu nc t uv vlhKl-vs riKAPONIt ENCY. GLOOM AND KoRKBOUINO OF EVIL, ALL Or vrllt;n .Ufl inik vrrarsmu v DISEASED LIVER. COLIC IS CHILDREN. For ehildre complaining cf colic, headache, or sick atom ach.a tcaspoonlnlermorewill give relief. Children, as well as adolla eat aometime too moch eopper, or eat aome tbing which does Dot digest well, prodocing soar Hornsea, keartbars. .r rrlesiia; a areed doe ! Liver Regulator will give relict. This applies to pereane ef all ages. It I the cheapest, panel sss beat Family MedKiM la the warldl IT HAS NO EQUAL. C.4UT10JY! I .ivifIVIItlV. Bey f rowueis m s i.i i. - - EE RUtiULAlliai swim i ' ;. - -,"' Tmia is.rk Ktat. sb4 tmfn aawrvke. ssm Mker is (easia. J. 2. ZtZLUl & ca, rlceSI.00 hllilelpsli,Pa. SOLD BT ALL BBCGblaTI. S.P4. It-ly OX THE OI'IIEU SlIfG. W go our waya In life too much alone ' W hold ourselves too far from ill our kind ; Too often we are deaf to sigh sr moan, Too often to th weak and helpless blind Too often where distress and want abide, W turn and past upon th thr side. JOT COItlHTII I TUB NORil' Ob, deem not they are bleat alone Whose lives peaceful tenor keep. For God, whe pities ma, hath shown A blessing for th eys that weep . 1 he tight of smiles shall All (gain Th lid thkt overflow with tears Ard weary boars of wo and pain Are promise of happier years. There I day of tunny rest For every dsrk and troubled night, And grief my bid an evening guest, But Joy shall come with early light. Nor let th good man'a trust depart, Though lire It common gifts deny Though with pieroed and broken heart, And spurned of men, be goes to die.. For God has marked each sorrowing dsy, And numbered every secret tear, And heaven'a long age of bliss shall pay For all hi: children suffer here. ITiiat CMm Bryant. LETTER. Washington. D. C, ) Feb. 7, 1878. Slowly the silver bill sppronohes a final vote in the Senate. It will go back to the House, amended, within a week, and probably be speedily noted on by that body. There is no goodrea' son why it should not go to Mr. Hayes for his action sometime during the next ten days. It ought to be disposed of soon, for until that is done there is a disposition not to go on with other im portant business. Every appropriation to be recommen ded by the appropriation Committee of the House will be less than the sum expended for the same object last year If the Democratic House will support the Democratic Committee there will be great and needed reductions in the expenses of Government, but I am sorry to say the indications of such support are not many. ' One of the early scandals of this re form Administration was the evident puspose to put appointments to office where they would do the most good. Sometimes an effort was made bysuoh distribution to heal a breach in tho Radical party, sometimes to spite a Radical Congressman, sometimes to please a Radical Congressman, and sometimes, very often, in fact to pro vide positious for the personal friends of Mr. Hayes. The small motive was always apparent, and I don't know of a single instance in which the Admin istration, always preaching reform, has given a high office to a person because of his eminent fitness for it. There is no such case. The Federal offices in Baltimore were the subject for months of disgusting dicker among the Mary land politicians, and delegations of them crowded the White House unti they became a nuisance and an obstruc tion to the public business. The places were finally given to the political hacks who, as they themselves claimed, could "electrify the State" with Republi can victory. Apparently this squab ble is to be repeated over the Boston Custom House, now managed by Sim mons. The two Massachusetts Sena tors are opposed to to his re-appointment when his time expires, which will be soon, and there is also strong par ty favorablo to him. "Delegations" are coming here. Wby cannot Mr. Hayes ascertain whether or not Sim moos has done his whole duty as Col lector, and, governing himself by a rule be himself laid down, re-appoint or re fuse to re appoint the man solely on that ground ? It reform is meant that is what he ought to do. Tbe House meant well in its late vote that Ex-Members should not be allowed to come upon its floor until they bad certified that tkejr wet "not nterested in pendiog legislation, bat it accomplished little. Most lobbyiog s not done on th. floor of the House or Senate, bat in Committee Rooms on the streets, in hotels, at private houses, or on railroad trains in short, wherercr the Chairman of Commit- too or other influential Congressman can be found or can be induoed to go. It is said the most aooomplished of lob byists wus in the habit of losing large sums of money in gambling with 4 for mer Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. He did not dare to offer a bribe directly, and he gave the Chairman this way of pooketing the money of the individuals and corpo rations to be benefitted by legislation When either party has a large undis puted majority in House or Senate as tbe Republicans had from 1861 to 1873 the Committee presents legisla tion and the two Houses adopt it. The Chairman prepares it for the Commit tee. Unless there is something pro posed which is too olearly extravagant or plainly out of the lino of previous legislation, there is hardly any dissent on the part of the lay members. Most likely, if he is disposed to be rebellious, something for tho benefit of his con stituents or friends is thrust into the obnoxious measure, and his consent se. cured. This control of the Commit tees is a necessity, if Congress is to legislate, as it always has done, not only upon subjeots of general import ance, but upon nvery concoivable sub ject of sectional, party and personal in terest, for there is no time to oonsider in open House a thousandth part of tho measures proposed. But it gives a tremendous power to the Committee and its Chairman and reduces really scientific lobbyiug to a comparatively quiet and unostentatious affair. As I said before, the late vote of the House does not touch it, though the guileless gentleman who introduced the resolu tion and the members who voted it through no doubt believed that an era of legislative purity was at hand. Rex. THE I.AKi:SIIE MBItARY. What It II") AccomplUhed Wtkl It l'ropoistBH About three years ago the first num ber of Tiie Lakeside Library was presented to the reading public. It was a novelty io publishing, andi as is generally the case with novelties, its receDtion a was rather cool one. Tbe people had grown accustomed to connecting unqualified worthlessness with cheapness in the matter of books, and could not be expected to at once examine and understand our "new de parture." The trashy, pernicious literary slop served up under the name of "Dime Novels" and "Ten Cent" novels had wholly disgusted tho better class of readers with any thing and every thing oalled cheap literature. But in a little while tho merits o1 The Lakeside Library cheap edi tions of the Best Books of tbe Great est Authors created a moro extensive demand, and it continued to increase aud multiply, until it has now assumed proportions far beyond our most san suiue exDCCtations when we modestly put forth the first experimental issue. Tbe influence of the Lakeside soon began to make itself felt in various di rections. Readers who had formerly bought the "Dime Novels" and "Ten Cent Novels." only because they must have reading of some kind at a cheap price, nd there was nothing else to choose from, now bought The Lakeside in- i. 1 stead, ror years previously, counueBs . . , il.t L-.. articles bad appeared in an tne oeiicr class of newspapers and tuagazinea pro testing against tbe pernicious and trashy character of tbe "Dime" and Ten Cent" Novels, bat their publica tion continued unabated. Scarcely minister in all tbe land but act the seal of bis condemnation upon them from th. rjulnit. with equal lack of effect. Tbe cause of failure was very simple. It was not enough merely to point out th. barm the trash was doiog ; it was necessary to furnish a mltfitule. This The Lakeside Library of fered. Th. reading public toon dis covered that oar ten cent editions were not only of vastly higher order of literature, bat that for tea cents tbe purchaser actually obtained from four i to $ix times the amonnt of reading in The Lakeside Library that he would have received in the "Dime" and "Ton Cent" Novels. Therefore the' days of "Dime Nov els" and "Ten Cent Novels" were num bered. They became as thoroughly dead as Mark Twain's mummy. Their publishers no longer found them liter ally gold mines of profit. Indeed, it would be a hardy.man who should now venture to enter their sanotums and of fer a new "Blood-and-Thunder-Indian-Border-Ruffian- Wild-Bill-of-the-Prai-ries Romance', to them for publication. The stook of useless copies left on their hands are a fortune to the "old paper man," and the quantities of dusty elec trotype plates will supply the "melting pot" for a long time to come. There was another discreditable branch of publishing that soon felt tbo effeot of Tbe Lakeside Library. We refer to the horde of miserable sensational dreary weekly "Story Pa pers." Similar in the charaoter cf theirjoontonts to the "Dime Novels," they built up enormous oiroulations upon the principle of advertising ex tensively, and paying little or nothing for their literary (?) ooutents, whioh, indeed, would be dear at any prioe. How enormously their oiroulations have fallen off since the publication of The Lakeside Library is one of those unoomfortable faots their pub lishers dislike to to Ik about. But tbe shrinkage can be imagined when we remember that, with a single exception, not one of these weekly (weakly?) story papers contains the writing of even one author who pos sesses the slightest reputation among literary men. Not one of their "Corps of Writers" is ever mentioned in liter ary sooicty. Not one of ebe nanus in their published "Staff of Contributors" could be found in the biographical die tionariea of the day. In a word, the great mass of tlu ir articles are by novices end amateurs in tbe profession of literature. They nre the product of veritable "penny-a-liners." And when we add to the worhlesfi uess of the contents ot these weekly story papers, another fatal element to success the continuauce of the "lead iug stories" from week to week, and from month to month we find ample explanation of the rapid and uiurtul decrease in their patronage. The whole case may bu Hummed up in a nu tshull : Literary refuse, dished up in ''to-bo continued" doses, can not compete with Good Books publile l complete in one issue, at a cheap prii e. How Heecher Joinea tbe Church. Mr. Beecher told, on last Friday night, how he was dragged into the church, and started on the road that ended in Plymouth pulpit In 1827. he said a spasmodic movement, culled a revival, struck Mt. Pleasant, where he was at school, and ran like fire thiough tbe students. He thought that he had cot religion, but yet it seem ed to be more tha pastor's notion thin hia In four or five weeks he had for gotten all aboift it, and was having as muoh fun as ever. He continued : ' I then was astounded to get a letter from hit father telling me that I was expect ed to come down and join the church with brother Charles on the next Sun day. Well, if 1 had been condemned to be hung, I shouldn't have felt worse. I went down there, however, and I had the regulation examination, and was Dronouoced to be all right. But I re member aa I went down the aisle that Sunday how the carpet danced. I was excited to th. bottom of my shoe. It was a piteous time. I bad not had a word of instruction. I waa told that I count make up my choice, and 1 sup pose I diJ eboose something, aod I tot into the ch arch. It was aot my fault.' W'htn a maa detect a missing but ton after getting oa a clean shirt, no oh ia tbe house is aware of th. fact H. takes off tb. shirt a ad pats oa sr. other, quietly smiling all tbe while. He never, never speaks ol it to aoal.