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I. H. JULIAN, "Prove All Things I Hold Fast that which Is Cood." PROPRIETOR. VOL. Vll. SAN" MARCOS, HAYS CO., TEXAS, JULY 13, 1878. NO. 36. San 1 Vfarco Free Press. I'UBLISHED EVERY SiTUBDAY BY "ISAAC II. JULIAN, Te whom a't Letter should be Addressed Office South side of Plaza. BATES OF SUBSCRIPTION : One year, lo advance PJJ HI month. " 1 " a-, months 70 RATES OP' ADVERTISING, n.. nine. on. Insertion II 00 1 etch addition I InMCtlan under one month, SO eente per square. I mo. 3 man. moi. I 11 moi Square. 1 " .1 " 4 " yi oolnt " 1 " t J.0 4.50 T.Uf 8.00 fl 00 t S.00 T.00 a.00 10.00 n.oo 15.00 11.00 lfi.00 10.00 15.00 45.00 60 M 10 as so 85 1S.00 15.00 HO 15.00 I 85.00 IOC n.inb In mace constitutes square. Legal and transient advertising payable etrletly a advance. Local notleea, 10 eente per line eaoh Iniertlon ..-nanclne: eandldatee for office, county, a u .00 For Dlitrlot or State oBc W Obituary notlceo ol over ten lines charged dvertlslng rates. at BUSINESS DIRECTORY. Newspaper 111 EST TEXAS FREE PRESS, I. H. JULIn, 1 Editor, PUDIieuer ana "Pr.... Viliua. S Banker. IT0HELL, GLOVER CO., Mltchell'e Building Orv Good, and Orocerlee. T0NALSON JOHNSON, Bonn etde Mala J V. arjfCHIHS CO., West tide Plua. rn p. DAILBY BEOS., Weet elde of the Halo X Plata. CTK1H UlEIEN, South ede ef th. Main 0 Plata. pRIGQH 0. H., North eld. 01 n. au JJPleu. -yy B. FRY, South tide Plata, p J.C. SMITH, North Side Plata. Orooerlei. T B. OOCREHAH CO., north eld. ol th. U, plait, adjoining Harper ei.uic. QHABLES BOCK, South ilde Plata. Oruggliti. pAYNOLDS DANIEL, north tide of the Main Ali naia 0 iTTO GRA.Mll, Travle' Corner. phriltla n. PS WOODS a BLAKBM0B1S, office In ffoode 'and Dauiel (Drug (tore. R3. DENTON PENDLETON, office College treat, nearly opposite nuicunou e v. ' Dentin, TvR. J. H. COMBS, offic. North tide of of th. Main Plaza. L, a. w jrer a . IT CTCH130N.it FRANKLIN, In the Court-home, B. McBRIDE, office In the Court Houie, o. fERLlNG FISHES, offloe In the Court House. 0-t T. BROWN, office over Mltchell'e etore. LandAg.alanaNetarr Public ' H. JULIAN, office Fan. Paaae Building, next . door to poet omee. Hotels. TT0FHB15Z HOTEL, S. X. Cor. Plata. rjJRAVIS HOUSE, weet elde Plata. Boardiaa-Houae. WI81A3. Weet elde of publleeqmaw. Plillla.rr atere. HOf HEINZ, aouth eide Plata. D Wagea and Carriage Maker. CH. RU a BRO., at Thompaon't Blacksmith Shop. Black. salt. p THOMPSON, S. Jt.aor.A.eti.Mo..tai. eta. Carseater dt Ballder. TOGILIANO, Saa Aauale street. Livery aad Bale Stakle.. I. BALES, Saa Aatoai. (tract. CaMaet.akere. WARD, seat aid ef Pit a. Watehaaaker d Jeweler. a. BOBBINS. Mat plata. Heat .Market. A. Iin, Nona atee Plata. JT" DRUHLL, N. ST. ewrear Plata. Buy Gullctt's Improved Magnolia GENERAL DIRECTORY. OFFICIAIj. eomaaeeaaa era bmtbicti Hon. Ouilave Schleicher, of DcWItt Co. aaitoa Star nrraitm Hon. L. J. Storey, of Caldwell Ce. aaraasaiiTATiTas 4TaisTaiCTi uoa. J . V. Butehlnt, of Bays Co. Bon. W. M. Bust, of OuadalupeC. dutsiot oooar 16ti oi.tbiot. Hon. L. W. Moor., Presiding Judge, LaOrauge. tibii or bou. oooar. Hail. Id Mondays In March and September. oouurr ornoaai. Sterling Fisher, Jndge County Court, P.J. Manlove, County Attorney. Ed. J.L.Oreen, Clerk. Jas. A. Wren. Sheriff. 0. S. Cock, Deputy. C. W.Grooma, Juatio.of the Peace Pre. No. 1 I. M. Brsedlove, H. 0. Little. " " " " ' L. Smith. H. A. McMeans, County Treasurer. A. Heatou, assessor. Ben. C. Hardin, Burveyor. D.P.Hopkins, Cou'r Precinct No. 1. D. E. Moore " . ' " S. J.B.Burleson, " " " S. . J.L. Batemore. " ' . Geo. H. Ward, Conttable. Tmcs or boldiho Cooktt in Paaoixor Coobth Criminal County Court 1st Monday In each month. County Court for Civil and Probate business 1st Monday in February April, June, August, uo tobar and December. Commissioners' Court 3d Moudaya la February, Mat. Anaaat and November. Justice Court Precinot No. 1 1st Friday In each month, San Marcos. Precinct No. J 8d Friday in each month MtClty g mmneriey-o awn t 4 4th " Dripping Springs. town orrieita. Mayor-A. B.F.Kerr. Council W. 0. Hutchison, W.B. Fry, L. W. Mitch ell, D. P. Hopkins, P. H. Turner. Marshal H. 0. James. CHURCHES. METHODIST. Preaching at the Metbodltt Church every Sabbath. Mev. J.S.Gillett, Pastor. CHRISTIAN. Preaching at the Christian Churchon tne second ana lourtn saDDatnem eacn montn by aiaer i.j. Williamson. PRESBYTERIAN. Preaching at the Presbyte rian unurcn on tne secona ana rourtn oao balbln each month by the Rev.W. L, Kennedy. PROTEST ANT RPI8COPAL.-Servleea every eourth Sunday in each month at 10X o'clock, a. a., ana 7 p. u., (at at. aan t vuurcn.j BAPTIST. Preaching at the Christian Church on tbe third Sunday in eacn montn, Dy Btv, ar. wngni. CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN. Preaching at tbe Preabyterlan Cburch third Sunday In each montn ny aev. ur.jarvie. MAILS. Austin Stage arrive, at IS o'clock a.) San Antonio Stage arrlvee at n o'clock a. jsoin Dallv arrivals. Mailt closest Ha Ooutales.arrlves Tuesdays and Fridays at S r. a.; leavee at a A. a. next morning. , A. Vo Stuv, P. M HOW TO TELL Genuine Simmons Liver Regulator, or Medicine. i .. d- .i.nHu.e WTltTV WR APPTTR with ilia JLtUVK iwr Vicau use. a. h m " " ' - h aomitniis uttnr aiamnd oDoii it in the form Of ribbon graceiuuj curvcu iu iu uiv m. j . r , ., j i U . . a braciDK tua ewDiems 01 our usue, oa.uia, a T n i.t, Ik. aa.nna A II HIMUONS L1VEH BEGULATOti or MEblCiNK ihereoo.aUo observe the signature 01 it. A&ijuifl tu., iu rea idk on tne siae TAKE NO OTHER. Beware 01 oh wuv iu ""v Compourds who pat oat nostrums known to sour, j i I . A h..w. eawnrltilakta a nrl rinl maHa lo neece to. puuuc, .m . f"""'. v" - v . U I n a i n . mAfliein.. earneu rvuuwuwu v. - - inese irauas nayo .u roiiu..., will cheat you lor a few penny, every way they can. Look carefully to the medicine you are Induced 10 late lor muca sunenug, pciwaucu. even aeatn nae reeuueu ,rwu,ii.iF. . and Irom taking unekillfully prepared medicine. See who endorses the Genuine Hon. Alex. H. Stephent, Kt. Rev. Juo. W. Beckwith. Bishop of Ga., Gen. Jno. B. Gordon, 0. S. Senator, Rt. Rev. Biehop Pierce, Bon. Joo. Gill Shorter, i. Edgar Tuompaon, Ho. B. H. Hill. Hon. i. C. Breckinridge, Prof. David Wille.D. !., Cbief Justice Hiram Warner, of Ga., Lewia Wonder, Ass't P.M.,Pbila. Pa., and thousands ef others from whom we have let- tors ol commendation ana reeoamouaauan. . . ... I J Am hM IN. tone of odacatle. aad promlnenco Irom all parts . . . a .11 . -. t mkmA la a fair trial UO CVVD.r mttm a was w . . . i ... w.a yulirl,.. .iu b hLlc It IB am laaunj a . ; a kept ready for ima-dieM neort will save many aa hoar ol nfferinr end Ktu a dollar la time aad doctan' bills. aeaa lor aa sipaa-i . Simmoaa' Begalator liwoilM lew medicine, taetce. be kaua. ere at a aara ax. arrrc. novo raanv rmcds. Bat Beware, BeCarefal, Be ea year Beard lev Fraada. ImitaUeae and Substitute, are aamereaa. ihey lay la wall te prey pea the pablic aad te plrale .pea lie GaaaTaar Liva. MxaaeiaBia Uewectd. Dr. Simmons' layer Regulator. auTTaarna eatt r J. II. ZEIlaLf aV CO PBILADELPEIA. eta Br Aix Beavactaava Sacaeena. Sep. lS-lp Nr. Bryant' Lautt Paent. Mr. Bryant'e literary III. ..tended over a peri od of seventy-tour years. Ia 1804, at the age of ten, he printed hit Srsl poem In a Massaehnaettt country paper tad .n February 11 ef the pres ent year he wrote hie last poem at a contribution lo th. Washington's Birthday number of tbe Sua. day School Tlmee, of Philadelphia. Th. aedtory of Washington hat never received so worthy . tribute, from an Ametleaa poet as the tlxnobl. stansat given below I thx rwxirrr-sscosD or jzbruar t. ar wiluab oeuaa aavairr. Pels It tbe February sky, And brief the midday', aunny hours, The wind-swept forest eeema to sigh For the tweet time of leavee and Sowert. Yet hat no month a prouder day, Not eve. when the tummer broods O'er meadowa In their fresh array, Or autumn Unit the glowing woods. For this chill season now again Bring!, In Its annual round, the morn When, greatest of the eons of men, Our glorious Washington, wae born. Lo, where, beneath an ley shield. Calmly the mighty Hudson flows! By snow-clad fall and froten Held Broadening tbe lordly river goet. Tbe wild ttorm that twtepi through space, And rende the oak with sudden force. Can raise no ripple on hie face, Or slacken hit majestic course. Thus, 'mid the wreck of thrones, shall live Uomarred, nndtmmed, our hero's fame, And years succeeding yeara shall give Increase of bonore to hit name. WASHINGTON LETTER. Washington, D. C, 1 July 3, 1878. J Had tbe Pacifio R. R. legislation of the past winter been supplemented by nothing to give it praotioal effect, the several weeks devoted to about the most important work of the session would have gone for naught as has been the ease heretofore. But a step in advance, as compared with previous efforts to make these colossal corpora tions amenable to law, was taken in the provision made for the "Bureau of Railroad Accounts which was organ ized and put on its feet Monday. As one of the bureaus of the Interior JJe nartment the Secretary is charged with its administration in strict accordance with the law creating it. Its chief function is a strineent supervision over land-grant railroads which run wholly or in part north, south or west of tbe Missouri River. It is a new expert merit, its originators having little in the way of precedent to guide them in modeling it ; and it may be found very imperfect. But amendments, al terations and additions can be made as experience sugges's their necessity. It has to deal with vast interests and if impartially administered with due re gard to the rights of the roads snd the publio for whose profit and commerce they were built it may prove a long stride in the right direotioh for the so lution of a problem that has for years proved a stumbling block to our legis- tors. The report current here for the past few days that a more vigorous snd less lenient policy is to be adopted towards the Rio Grande thieves, seems authen tic It is known that Geo. Ord has been here some days in consultation with the President, the Secretaries of War and State, and that the matter occupied the best part of the time of a ate Cabinet meeting. It is' alleged that since our tecognition of the Dial Government raids have increased in frequency and extent. Several Uvea and large amount of property have been sacrificed during the last one. It has just this appearance, Dial having at last got the validity of his usurpa tion formally endorsed, would not best tate to provoke a war as the means of enhancing his home popularity at.d consolidating his power. It is tbe al most uniform feeling that it was only the comparative weakness of the Mexi can forces encountered by McKenzie that deterred tbe Mexican General from making an attack, and that the next'erossing on a similar errand may precipitate hoatilitiee that have been threatening for several months. There seems to room to donbt that Ord has been instructed to execute the orders imed months ago in the fulness of their letter and spirit oa his return. The representative of President Dial Gin and Brooks' here has been or will be once more no tided that we shall forbear with their marauders no longer. The Potter Committee took a re eess yesterdsy until the 11th inst Tbe testimony has not of late been im portent, but on yesterday Mr. K. L. Webber, of Louisiona, swore to mat ters of great interest. He is a brother of D. A. Webber, since deceased, to whom and Anderson was addressed the famous Sherman letter, promising protection for making the fraudulent protests against theeleotion in the pre otoot in whioh they lived. Mrs. Jeoks, it will be remembered, swore that she diotated that letter, and that Sherman had nothing to do with it. Mr, Web ber testifies that he had often seen the letter, and that it was in Sherman's handwriting. He also testifies to the fairness of the election in 1876, and to the determination of the Republican leaders, in advance of the eleotion, to oount the State for Hayes no matter what the result was. He says' how ever, that the result was so over whelmingly Democratic that the lead era had given up the idea of a oontest until prominent Republicans from Washington, New York and Ohio telegraphed to New Orleans that the State must be secured in order to elect Hayes. Then says Webber, the bust ness of getting the protests commenced. These protests to have any legal effect, must have acoompanied the offioial re turns. The law on this point, as baa been well known, was disregarded. Mr. Webber says, also, that after all arrangements had been made to throw out enough votes to secure the State it was found that one of the Hayea eleotors had run behind the ticket, and that then, without any protest or reason whatever, several counties hav ing Democratic majorities weie thrown out. The witness impressed his hearers favorably, and is a man of intelligence. His testimony is considered as of very great importance, and, unless success fully contradioted, shows as clear a violation of law as was testified to by Little Giant Dennis of Archer pre cinct, Alaohua county, Florida. If, indeed, these two men are not oont ra dio ted, there is but one course for Mr. Hayes. He oannot, as an honest man, oontinue to hold what he must know is the stolen property of another. He must break down Dennis and Webber. Rex. Polaon Innoxious In Certain Coses. Everybody remembers the ballad of Goldsmith, of the mad dog who bit the man, and died in oonsequenoe. The man escaping utterly unhurt. The people swore at first that the man ould die ; "But toon a wonder oomee to light, That ehowed the rogues they lied. The man recovered from th. bite, The dog It was that died." A similar case is reported by the Newark Advertiser, of a veteran drunk ard, occuring recently in South Ctmden He was bitten by a rattlesnake and not in the least injured ; but the snake began to show himself monstrous un comfortable-writheJ, wriggled, rquirm edand ahivered-then coiled himself up with an air of resignation, and died irom tne enecis oi uo nqu which it had unadvisedly imbibed This is a good case for temperance lecturers. The fact, by the way, is perfectly notorious, that a pint of whiskey, swallowed manfully, is a certain cure for the bite of a rattle, anake. While the vemon remains in the system, the liquor fails to produce drunkenness. While Francois prosperous, Ger many in greatly depressed, and the German people are ripe for revolution. The burdens of military despotism, the prostration of industrial and finan cial interest, and the outrages perpe trated in the name ol Law against all Socialist! as the friends of Republi eaaiirji are designated, will bring an other storm like that of 113, and possibly it may sweep over the whole continent of Europe, except France. or we Cotton Press. Geo. T. Malonc, ogt. KATE SOTUERIt. A Matter-Oa-Fact accoant af ha Crime) for Watch she Is . MuAerlnsr. - Qjlumbu$(Oa.) Enqnxrer, June 18. We give in this psper the evidence elioted in the much talked-of trial of Kate Sothern. It differs aa much as lifht and darkness from the sensation al accounts we have been reading in certain correspondence. There is noth ing in the scenes, the surroundings, nor in the incidents to glean a tithe of romanoe. Tbe whole was a fight be tween two women, while the gallant Bob Sothern and the reat looked op. They were all very ignorant peoplo, Kate and her sister both cen tered on 'Sis' Cowart. There is no evidenoe that the men present tried to part the oombatants, nor does thero appear to have been suoh a aoene as the sentimental writers pioture of Bob, with pistol in hand, foroing Kate's way through the orowd. All that was the imagination of a fanoy sketoher. Kste Sothern is not pretty even. She is of medium height, about twenty years of sge, and has dark brown hair, and the twang of a North Georgia oraoker. She is very ignorant, can hardly read or write, and Bob is worse eduoated than she. Kate is passably ; good looking and wears imitation jet. She aays the witnesses swore lies . against ber; that she aoted in self-defense ; that she cannot dance, and that night at her father's was the "fust time ahe ever seed a reel run." She is now on the plantation of Colonel Smith, in Washington County, and will be employed in the household, cooking and washing foa the convicts who work on the plantation. The six-months "baby" is siok teething and that now requires most of her time. She says no money has been sent her from the North, Her health isbad. Her sixteen-yeer-old sister, sen- . tenoed to two years as an aooessory to Kate's orime, has been in Col. Smith's house as a servant. She is handsome, and has been taught to read and write by her kind mistress. On her father'a farm she worked in the field snd drove an ox to the plow. Her sentence has proved a blessing. Bob Sothern is nothing but a strong good-looking animal a oommon ig norant boor. He is now a guard to convicts on the ssme plantation. Tne woman Kate kelled was on a par with the rest. On reading this evidenoe one feels utterly disgusted at the amount of sen timental twaddle that has been expend ed on the case. Not a sointilla can be obtained toexioite single expression of admiration. Why, tbe parties surren dered themselves to get the reward, and the understanding was that Kate's mother was to get $50 of the money. ' Where even a fertile fanoy oould ex tract anything of a romance from an atrocious orime crime we cannot im agine. We do not believe there is a single woman, no matter how warm and sym pathetic her heart may be, who, after reading this sworn testimony, will sign a petition for Kate Sotbern's pardon. Governor Colquitt did right. He ighed tbe evideoce carefully, and isplayed both justice and humanity in his Jicision, A crime baa been committed, a woman killed another in her father's house, after she had been received kindly by her parent aod then to demand of the authorities that ahe ahall go free is preposterous. If such sn act were pardoned, the doing so would be a mockery of tbe law. Crime already has too much license because the statutes are not enforced. Eighteen persona were seriously poisoned at PitetoB, Pa-, by aailk ta ken from a cow sappoaed to have been bittea by a rattleaoaka. Howard, railroad agent at Paige bro ther to the saaa who is ia Jail at Bas trop for killing Alex- Fanner but May was shot and killed by xoaakei Ml Tharsdai aoraiag.