SATUHUAY MARCH 16.
The following gentlemen are authorized to re
ceive and receipt fur subscriptions lo the Faaa
1'easa l their respective locsiitte.:
A. Iltatou, K.q.,
County tt large.
D.lley & Ualley,
J. D. Ca.ly,
0W All pnirmaMer ari aim authorized agent.
Wanted to iiuy a good Milk Cow.
Inquire at the Fkke Pkkss office.
Feed and Seed Cotton at the Flour and
Some forty pari ong dined at the It-avis
House on WcdiiEedoy.
Go and see the new Prince at Fry's, be
sells thorn cheap.
In oar rides about town we notice a
gcaeral "fixing up" going on.
If you need an v thing in the Grocery
line, Fry has it.
Court. But little has been done so for.
Report in our nest.
Donalson & Johnson are' ''ail;- rdjeiy
in? their spring stook, which in point ef
quality and prico cannot be exoellod
Full line of notions, Hosiery, white
goods &c, just opened at Fry'.
Hon. B.l''. Wadk, ex-Senator from Ohio
died at his residence a short time since,
ut an advanced age.
CLOTHing, Just recevied at prices rang
ing lrom 2.50 to $20.00 a suit. Can
suit any taa te or puree. Donalson k John
'sox. Fob somo weeks we have ;un short of ox
tra copies of the Free Press, but think we
shall bo able to supply a reasonable de
mand this -.vcek. i5tijt would here remark
That tho hcBi Tvay to invito totting copied
is to submarine for it, rcguitirly.
"Drihtko with tub tius" is tho title
of a now pioue of sheet
ruuslo, by Will. L. Tlumpeon, author
of 'Gathering ShoXU V.y tbe Seashore,' fur
a copy of which we aro inaV.'ted to the
publishers. Aiv musio dc-alcr will mail
either of these beautiful, pieces to your
addvetw ou receipt ol prico, 10 cents.
Murder at Austin. Alderman
Nalle stabbed Alderman Murkley to
the heart on Wednesday. The trouble
was all about a city ordinance.
Southern Musical Journal
We are in receipt of this fine Musical
Monthly, published by Ludden & Bates
Savannah, Ga., at 51425 a year. The
publishers are also general Music pub
lishers and dealers; we have on hand
sevenil choice peices of their publica
tion, and will fill orders for any others
which may be wanted.
One great advantage in buying your
flour and meal ut the new Flour and
Feed store is this: You get full
WEiflnT sacks from 100 pounds down
something not common in this line of
trade. Cora meal fifty pounds to tie
Godey for April is already received.
A very attractive number. We order
Pekso:.-al- We had the pleasure of a
oil this w?e!t irons Major Sayers, of Bas
trop. 11 Li a fine looking, picpoeseing
gentleiMi, but younger thuo we jxpected
to sw. Ej the way, we copy in auotber
column a hvidsouio tribute to the merits
of Majcr Styers, from our Bastrop torres
pondcht. Capt. Forg, Kyle called'on ni on Mon
day. Apropos, bis many friends will be
interested in seeing hU announcement in
another column at a candidate tor sheriff.
Ballou'8 Monthly Magazine for
April is received. It is one of the
very best low-priced magixine only
$1 SO a year. We order it.
BtrH (leer! Cora Beet t
We have purchased forty-iix com
fed beeves, fattened by Mr. Alex
Drakill, which we proooM to butcher
far this market, and to aell as cheap
a any one else.
Fersoai who have sot the ready
tb to par for beef caa get time by
making tu secare. We are grateful to
tboMwho hart patronixed as ia tie
fast end ask for a cootlsoaDot of their
W art authorised te announce FBRO. RYLK
at a eaudldila tor Sheriff ot Haya county.
Chl'rch Festival. The trustees
and friends of tho African Methodist
Church will give a festival on Tuos-
dny niaht next, the 19th iost,, at the
school house in Sao Maroos, for the
purpose of raising means to aid in the
erection of their new church building.
They invite a general attendance, and
huDo esDeoiallv to receive tho enoour-
agcnieut of tho prescuce and aid of
their white friends to whom they
herobv tender thauks for their contri
butions heretofore made in aid of tbe
A taste for readinu "grows with
what it feeds on." This has boon made
clearer than ever to our mind by tbe
unnsnallv farce number of periodi
cals which we bave ordered for some
months past. Hardly a day but we
have Bent out an order, frequently tnree
or four, for newspapers and periodicals,
many of which were induced by our
oluh rates with tho Fats Press. In
most oases we paid for money orders
and postago into the bargain. It gives
us great and peeuliar pleasure to feol
that "we nave thus con tributed to the
h iroiness of a wide circlo, who will
notkektho pleasant and instructive
pastime of choice reading. ,
Worcester's Pocket Dictionary.
We have just reoeived from the pub
lishers, J. B- Lippinsott & Co., Phila
delphia, a copy of this really valuable
little volnme. Worcester's Quarto Dic
tionary is the standard authority of
many of the scholars of America and
England, and from it the abridgement
now before us has been most carefully
oompiled. It is a complete tHwZe-mecwm
for the eeneral reader and correspon
dent, eontaining, besides a profusely
illustrated vocabulary of over eighteen
thousand words, lists of foreign
words and phrases, abbreviation, rules
for spelling, numerical tables, etc The
publishers will mail this work to any
address on receipt of tbe price, 63 eents.
The Senate Silver Bill grows in fav
or as it is examind. There is an im
perfection in the theory of the bill, but
it means business. It is not free coin
age, ilis forced coinage that the bill se
cures. The Bland bill did not order
the mints to do any spocfio work.
The Senate bill commands the
coinage of the dollar of 4121 grains, to
the amount of not less than two mil
lions a month' This is an unexampled
order. More than that, the managers
of the mint, like other men, are pleased
to seethe work that they superintend
going on largely. They have all the
silver to buy. The more silver bullion
they buy the greater their importance.
Practically, they will run the mints at
full tilt from the word go. Let Con-
g ess givi the word. G'n. Commerci al.
The New York Tribune has the
Mr. Mills, of Texas, continues to
talk with reckless abandon aBout the
air-DOsibility of renominating Tilden.
He tells a reporter of the Washing
ton Post that the people of the south
h.'ve no confidence in Tilden, because
tliev lost the presidency through his
weakness; that that they fear he would
be "bullied out of it again if elected;
tiiathis nomination would split the
party all to peices: that he would be a
dead body tied to the party, and the
way to stop the mischief is to "speak
ght outnow" Tho man whom Jlii.a
thinks the south would like is Hen-
icks, though Thurman woull suit
very well. "The southern people want
man to defend his rights, and not a
rvJ out-out old man like Tilden."
Just you be calm, Mr. Mills, till that
nid man" tret hal; so "played out as
you are. There is a squill cn your
Scriptural. "3 'unions' Liver Ref
ulatw is certainly a specine lor mat
claw o" complaints whicn it claim to
(If il. rwnpficial efleClS W6 do
know something; nd, from personal ex
periments, it is our op:nion that its vi
...... nr.t Kn exirrerated bv tbe
maiiyflatterint notices of the press. 11
any of our fellow-beings are suuesng
t'om hepatic disorders, and have doubts
in relation to tbe efficacy of tnis popu
i.. .n...l!nn are ran onlv offer tbem
.L.....I. ! undid arrnmeot of
vm: . V.thnil 'Coma and see
Try the proposed remedy and tnea
"Rit. DAxto Wills. Prea.dent of
0le:brrpCoIIete" l t'r ' 7
brteriaa Cbareh, Macoa, G , ITo
Uoiversity of South Carolia.
Genuiae nPred only byJ. U.LtJ
11a t Co Philadelphia.
Sabaalbo for the Fki Piess.
Bastrop, March 9, 1878.
En. Free Press: Hou. Jos. D
Suyors is by manv papers proposed as u
candidate for next Lieutenant Govern
or. I have known MaJ, tiayors since
he finished his examination with high
honors at the Bastrop Acad o my. He
was a staunch Union man, but when
the fatal war broke out, he, true to his
Southern homo, was of tho first to vol
unteer his rerviocs in defence of his
home and friends.
He returned after the war, poor and
on crutohos, and studied law, and by
his persevering euergy and the con
fidence of his clients (after being ad
mitted as a practicing lawyer) he has
now accumulated property.
Maj. Sayers is a self-made man. I
have lived more than twelve years near
him. I have observed his efforts; his
kindness and integrity in private as
well as publio lite; tho honors confer
red on him by the Free Masons; (I am
no Mason) his labors and efforts while
a State Senator in the year 1872, when
he represented Bastrop and Fayette
Maj. Sayers has no prejudioe against
foreign born citizens, and has often be
Of our proposed Governor, Throck
morton, I can' only say he bears a good
reputation for honesty, ability and
statesmanship. I am not acquainted
with him. 0. E.
The San Antonio Herald is not op
posed to railroads, but oan not dismiss
a lingering love for the rood old days
of the stage coach, a passion revived by
a late ride of the editor from Austin
ta New Marion, on the Sunset route
a trip that the Herald commends to
rniivniiffTiAuf. fliA fanriiAV. with the
Colorado Mountains on the right, and
rolling plain and streams and valleys
all around, nature is continually pre
senting pleasing surprises. And when
tho ride is ended the traveler is at a
loss to decide wbioh to admire most
whether the delitrhts ot Mountain uity,
the charms of San Maroos, renowned
f tmrRrji from
the mountain, and famed as the home
of the Free Press, the sweetness oi
Stringtown long drawn out, or the
magnificence of New Braunfels, a dia
mond set in the far reaching valley of
tbeGuadalupe. He will remcmDer tne
wayside inn, on the banks of the
Ttl..nn mhora nf tor a ffiw hours drive.
he refreshed himself at a well filled
board and enjoyed the luxury ot lex
us m.'lk and butter, and the pleasure
f f ins. lmiKnan n.Irloil in hv tho TJoKte
attentions of the officers and drivers of
tio line will not be forgotten.
And more to tbe same effect. Such
descriptions are enough to tempt one to
accept a free ticket on tbe mail coaches
described, to be "whirled along behind
snankine teams over fine roads, through
rolling plains, in.sipht of hill and moun
tain range, nd animated by an atmo-
onliiira onnA infnirntfrtn of which adds
a now lease to life." Galveston Newt.
The Greenback convention at Aus
tin on the 12th was a more imposing
demonstration than was anticipated.
Through express trains on the In
ternational railroad now leave at 7:50
A. M., and arrive at 10 A. M. Accom
modation trains leave at 8 A. 31., and
arriva at 11:50 P. M. Trains on the
flentral road leave at 6:50 A. m. and
9:15 P. M., and arrive at 6:15 A. sr and
9 p. jt. Aiulin Statesman.
In memory ot Allle O'Bcar.
Gone home I Bnt not to waiting trlende
Wbote lean brook no control,
The coEn boart to tbem ber clay,
But not ber deathlaaa tool.
From eartbly pain ber aplrlt freed,
It now a happy gnett.
Where teareof parting nerer flow;
Slie now hat reat. aweet rett ;
Tbe emlle of hope the wore In death,
Will tbloe reaplendant there;
Tbe heTnly olce, to rich and aweet,
Will thrill a tliileit choir.
Strew flowert bright upon ber grare.
Go there, loTed onea, to pray ;
May bearen eooaole yoo wiU Ue thought,
Ber aplrlt waa not clay.
She baa gone home, ye weeping onea.
Gone home no more to die ;
She only created tbe Hirer Drat,
We follow by and by.
Imnarlaat to l'oanff Meat
T..:.:n nuil finsinfiaa fdiio&tion.
We bave for sale a Life Scholarship
in a first-class Business College at fcst.
Louis, embracing instruction in Book
keeping, (in single and double entry,)
VVUIUICIVIBI --." " . . '
Detection of Counterfeit Money, Pen
manship, Antbmetio ana commercial
t'-i.-i. Ittriimt on Bmineai
SobjecU; with privilege of review at
Also, a scbolarb;p in n exotllent
Basinet institution as .ww vneauu,
good for a full course of Book Keep
ing". i'iiVm nr tAtV iKa above will be eold
en easy terms. Inquire at theFaiE
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. '
FXTRATED Iit Felll McDonald, uelore C. W.
Orooraa, J. P., R. Con Maroh . W!. '
l.rown talllon, ahoul 8 eara old. about l Banda
high, branded mown uuii, --
marked. Aporalaed at tit CO.
Wltneta my band, Mareb 0, l:S. .
ED. 1. L. OKKFN,
HareblS-Sw Clerk C. C. H. Co,
3-Mi M uar
YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS,
and In ralnro wo will nd you, Free of Expenae,
Pottage Paid, a copy of our
BEAUTIFUL HOOK OF rOEMS,
Moses, the Great Law-Giver,"
aeolleollo ofPoeme IKBetrallnalbollfeolMoaei
beln eelectlona Irom ra. nro,
Hryaiit. aod oiber eelebvated authora. Beautl-
ON HIXE1PT OF 85 CENTS
ut-- a Mnd von
a CHOICE ."AIR of Bugiaflnga, after Ibo old
Mail ere. .w;ie.
KATVAl. mJREAB OP ERQBiVIKo,
Var.lS-Sw 611 Pine Street, Philadelphia.
b" f. donalson,
CONTRACTOR and BUILDER,
will mi,ir.ut fr all klndi of Maaon Work. Al-
o manuln.'liircr of
LaathTs' Patal Artificial Stono.
CUterne a . p.-cllty walled In one aelld piece and
STB.W WOI ICEi
:T , . h.r.fl w flnwima.
J. P., H. Co , Keb. i, ISIS, one eorrel njare,
branded aim conateroranoea . ...-
and as on Kit tblgh. Alto, one brown mare, 10
or yeartold, 14 banda blgh. branded on
branded " (connected) on lei thigh. One gray
bone, branded right eyo out. All appraleod
at sso.oo. u
Wltneatmy hand Feb K, 1RT8.
KD.J. L. OBEKW, 1
March J-3w O.C.C.H. Co.
San Marcos, Texas,
nave on nana aaa are ueuy rcwimn
their large and well eelected atock oftieneral
Merehandlte, coniletlng of
Brown iind Bleaobed uomeiue. DoeoiiTisr-,
a x. n-tiiia ratMd 171 nn1 . Hanifni-
1DK- uuc aruiiH. w
Itripec and Checks, Cbavloti, Llnievt,
m... . t.nrra atnrlf of .1 flit Til aDi
NEW BRAUNFELS CASSIMERS,
LADIES DRESS GOODS
of allanalltlet. eto.
Notion, a full line of Cotton and Woollen Hotl.
ery forLadlea, Mietet, noma innnnj,, i.iuou.
Cotton aud tllk handkerchlefi, Rlbbont,
rD.t. r..nita.I.&dlea llelta. Shawll.
LADIES' SACQUES, CORSETS,
PERFUMERY,' TOILET ARTIC-
J.VM onA r.vprvihra else to make UD
a first-class assortment of Notions.
at alkprlcca and qualltlai.
211 J&L.IS? 3
For Idlet, Genii, Youtht, Boj t and Girli.
w are exDoctln a very large atoci and will aell
them at reduced pricea.,
. . t- - . Y. a! f iMnt. .nit Mil fnf.
i.. inj...n.mi in STiaila. Fence M'Iro,
Horae-sboet, Hollow-ware, eto.
Wehavethe celebrated John Deire, Clipper, end
Bock Inland Plowt, ana inviie unn, iu nw
of a plow to call and examine our atock.
We alio hare an aaaortmetit ol Cutlery.
ROWS, GRINDSTONES, &c, &e.
BAGGING Km TIES,
furnished at market rates.
jSrCash for Cotton, Wool and
UlaEtrated Monthlj Magazine.
lack ymber renta'ae Thirty two Paget of
radtr. aaf toe We4 Cot lllstrattoeia, o4
C4ra r .'. A eii fwmrm mumm,
,nd ea etT paawr. ad fall ef kateroaitae).
. lat-ttatj aad Ocrsaaat. Fnce. tl-i s year, five
eM- fa ao.
Tk'. rwwer wd Tetable Su4 '4 mti la
: la e teca. deik rrrr SI
Tk "e Co taVegee . ' -re.s, ea ly 1 mU
B A.ISI KEES,
Ni.it Rlorcoa. Texua.
SA. Gilleotlone promptly attended to.V
, laegual t-lyl
w.o. nuTcuiaox. thos. k. fiankun.
HUTCHISON & FRANKLIN,
A TT0RNEY8 AT LAW,
Ran Marcos, Tex.
Prompt atteutiou paul to Collrcting
Clalma and Examining LandlHIea. tPeb 1-l'y
S. 13. McBRIDE.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Sam irjarcot, liar Conner, Texas.
W 111 give prompt at tendon to all legal bull neta
offered htm, and etpecialiyto tbe Collection of
WOODS t BLAKEMORE,
SAN MARCOS, TEXAS.
Offlcs at Drug Store of RaynolcU ot DwUtl.
8. W. COK. PL A 21,
OPPOSITE BALES STABLE.
W. Z. DRISKILL, - Proprietor
SAN MASCOS, TEXAS-
aoTBTery effort will be made to give atttfao.
tlon to home patrona and the traveling public.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
General Land and Collecting Agent
SAN MARCOS, TEXAS.
Office In Court home. Will buy and tell lands
examine titles, render auetaaenta, pay taiee
an 23 If,
(guceeasor to A. H. Dktok ex Company,)
BAI.ER IK DRUGS. VKDIC1KIS, PRRFUUC
r lei. Snoncet. Trutaee and Surgical inttrn
mentt, Ol'.t, Varniah and Window Olata
Bent Wine, and Liquor, lor meutcai purnotee.
"Prescriptions carstully prepared, day and
Ktu H arcoa, June IS. 71
J. H. COMBS,
ry la Ita varloua
brancbea at reason
able ratea. Alltlii.iii!.-
work done In the fyKf
neetett stile. Tile. VV-S?3
aed inmi and had 'HM'te'Ki&VVSMf
breath promptly re- -:.
ttevea, f eo. i, j-y
Has opened at bis old stsnd In San Marco., where
lie will Keep a run stoca ot gooos in un line,
and aell as cheap as tbe cbcape.t.
Brandies, Wince, Wlilakf and lleer
always on hand and told on physicians prescrip
Wonld resnectfully announce to the oeonle of
San llarooa and viclulty that he hat opened a
On tbe toutb aide of tbe Plaat. where will coo-
atantly be found a full line ol Ladle.' Bonnet.,
Hats, Trimmings, and all other
Of the best quality and mott fa.hlonablo styles.
BONNET TRIMMING and all other woik In that
department will be attended toby ladlee of ap
proved .kill and flue artl.tle ta.ta. Polite atteu
tentlou to all.
PRICES LOW I
The ladles are Invited to'csll and fee for them
selves. April It-tf.
DR. W. H. DOHMEN,
Office: Old Post Offlcs, Rear Corner A venae Ho
Offlce hours dally from 10 to I; at Reelden.ce from
0. T. BROWN,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
AND LAltD AND COLLECTING AGENT,
San MarroB, Ilaif County, Trxvi.
In tbe practice la Haya Coaaly will be aaeect-
Of Seguio, Guadalupe Coaaty, Texaa.
let-la all Ueir erlailaal eases la tbeMetrkt
U la each civil caaee le tbe Dt.trM CeeH. at.
la aeek vaa. ettber etvtl erciimlaal, la tbe ether
Ceana, akereta eetk may be capreeaiy retelard.
I. H. JULIAN,
8AN MARCOS, TEX.
Win take feanlprtoae an tbe teedlaa Ea-
4MeTa.ae.aaiaeNv,i. el pa
Heben In, ol eWt. er ctab ibeaj wnk
taeratEratM at rrawS fte.
A ay keek aia totalled. Terse Cask a
ritss oace. "
X i si 'at MIUlka,aiJrMiia.i.
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