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1 : Ml ' I! If i . ,t ' I ! i! El Free Press. ISAAC 3. JULIAN, Editor. hatuuday:....:..... .OUT. 5. Ofiruil taper of Uuyt and Blanco Outdiet. DEMOCRATIC STATE TICKET for oovf.rnor: ORAN M. KOKERTS, Of Smith County. ?OR MKrTKNANT OOVF.RNOR: JOSKl'Q D HAYKRS, Of Buittrop County. FOR ATTOnNKY OENRRAH 'qkoruk b. Mccormick, Of Colorado County. FOR 0OMrTROI,LEn: STEPHEN II. DARDEN, Of Culdwell Couoty. roR treasurer: F. R. LUBBOCK, Of Galveston. koa oomiisdioNKtt ok the land of fice: WILLIAM C. WALSH, Of Travis County. Htw York has contributed over 1100,000 in aid of the yellow fever suf ferers at the South. Aboot 30,000 people attended the Quaker yearly meeting at Richmond, Indiana, on the 39th pit. Tdb busiouss portion of Palestine was destroyed by fire on the 2d inst. Loss eatiniatoii atflOO.OnO. We gomctiniL'rt Imur the Potter In vestigating Committee denounced as useless, and us liuvine accomplished nothing. We commend to such ob jactors tlie nrtii'ln t" bo. found on our first page. TnE grout b.niy of the people of Texas niu::, wiimu and children are busily euw.cil in wrestling with the magnificoul cotton crop. The prico isso low that pickers have the advantage over pnMucers. Tourquenkff, iho famous Russian writer aud refoi iuir, says "In a cen tury there won't tw a king in Europe, ezoept, perhaps in England, and there he will be not I) mi; but a pageant a political mummy shown to the popu lace at so huh li a head. IiMtrt'.i C'ouveoUon. Pursuant to a cull of the Chairman of the IViiKicmiio Executive Com mittee of ti c 31 i Senatorial District, the delegates from the counties of Uaudalupe, Hays and Caldwell assem bled in euiiveutiun at Luling on the 24th hist., tor the purpose of nominat ing two candidates to representee 64th District in the Kith Legislature. The cunmitiun was called to order by Leu. Harnett, Esq., who was olcet ed permanent chairman and J. P. Walker, teerctary. A committee on crcden'iuls and basis ol repres-eutatiou was appointed, uunsii-tinif ot O- 11. Hardeman, of Caldwell. W. U. Neal. ot Uaudalupe and Felix Kyle, of Hays. Convention took a recess of a few uiinuteH to give the committee time to prepare its report. The committee on credentials, after a few minutes absence, submitted (heir report which was received and adopt ed. Nomination being declared in order, J. H. Jmiiiugw. ol Cu M well, nomina ted 11 ou. J. V. II meriin. ot Hays county. liurJemn, ut Caldwnll, noroiiiated IVpi. Robert Nixon, ot Oaudnliic. Ellison, ot Caldwell, liomiu-tttd S. M. Holmes, ut Uauda lupe. Deleeaten from Caldwell then retired tor consultation. After an absi-oee id twenty minutes '"tha delegate letarot-d and the oonii nation were) apaiu lake o up. On mo lion lion J. V Hutchiuc w declared lhe choice ot this eoovciiti"n for lUp resenlaiite by acclamation. There waa ome dicurioa among the delcgatee regardiug the nomina tioot of Mtaxra. Nixoo and Holme. Uo motion a viva roe vote of the couotiea waa taken with the following reamlt: Nixoo. iV Holme. 2. Car-t, Nixon having received two-thirJa aujrity, wt declared tie choice ot thai roavratiOD. A committee of three, roosting of Xtttn. Parditt, Kj! aci Neal waa appointed to wait upon Mr Ilutcliioa and inform bim of the action of this convention. iMr. Ilutchins tendered liisthnnkB for the uomioatiou. Ho did not pro pose to make a fpecch, as there were but few in attendance, but during the campaign would be t lad to meet and uddress his fellow citizens. He ad been selected by the convention which ini-LatSun Marcos in linn, had repre sented this district in the IStli Leais lnture. aud had tried to do his duly. Iln could oulv cromiso tout-e Hie same dilifenco which had characterized his course while a member of that body. Ha iuvn hi views uoon the school law, ikn nriinoaod act rcculatiwr railroads Nnd the constitutional provision au thorizing the levying of what is known tha"i.moke-houso" tax which teem ed to be in perfect accord with those of the people. On motion the Lu line atonal, JjOCK hart Echo, Gaudalupe Timet and Sao Marcos Free Press were requested to publish the proceedings of this con vention. On motion the convention adjourn ed line die. LEN. BARNETT, Chm'n. J. P. WALKER. Sec y. Local Oplln-ltply lo'.H. Y. V. Editor Free Press: In your is sue of last week, a correspondent de sires to know why the "Prohibition" law is uot enforced in this county. He writes in the dark, but wo are told he is a Rev. gentleman ot this plaoe. Bat he or any other citizen has the right to ask any question con cerning matters of publio interest. W by is it that so ma ny cattle and horse thieves, aod occasionally a murderer, escape conviction and puuishment? The old maxim applies "there a too often a slip between the lip and the eup." But it may be said, as regards the subject under consideration, that the cup and the lip and the slip all harmonize, unite and conspire to evade criminal responsibility. Grant it. We then look to the law. A physician writes a prescription ad libitum. What sort of an indictment can be found against him? Certainly under the law he cannot be indicted at, all. He holds tho key to the whisky barrol, and the law has made it so. Then why indict a man for doing a thing when the law expressly gives him the power to do it? There are a great many wrongs not made penal offenses. For instance, a minister in the pulpit may become very boisterous, loud aod vociferous, that being the result of re ligious ebullition, yet, owing to the good he is attempting to do based upon grounds of publio policy ho is not indictable. Whether tho doctors, by their prescriptions, are attempting to do good is not a subject of official in quiry without statutory authority therefor. County officers and grand juries cannot be expected to legislate. Since the adoption of the "Prohibi tion" law by this county the grand ju ries have labored faithfully and ear nestly, and the aggregate result is three indictments for a violation of that law. One of these was found in March last; and on the trial, a jury of six men all property holders, subjected to a strict legal test as to qualifications returned a verdict of not guilty. The other two bills were found by the last grand jury, aod are now oo file in the office of the Justice of the Peace of this precinct, yet to be ttied. What may be the result of these cases will depend upon the facts. Certainly, as in all other cases, every legitimate ef fort will be made on the part of the prosecution to secure convictions. In regard to the "increased amount of drunkenness,'' if the writer will ex amine the Mayor's docket, he will find that there has likewise been an in creased number of prosecutions and convictions for that offence. But why i the "Prohibition" law not enforced ? 1st because there ia no retraint a' to the prescription power- 2nd Because, as in other branches of the criminal law, it is too ofteo the' ease that violations of the law are not rr ported to the officers by tboee who know of its infraction. Then a to the first : the bolder of a prescription has tLe right to bay and th saloon keeper the right to sell to him. Then, if a physician believes that liquor is evaential'y healthy and neceMry for all persons, he will cot betiut. rerbaD. ia writing a rre- aer'ption "world without end." If he ; to believes ssd acts, how can officers a&i ,rraad juries eostrol bis road art The largest stock of Flannels. Jeans and Blankets, at Malonc's. without legislative aid? Aod second: if good citizens who tnn nf violations of the law, keop the facts ooncoaled (as your corres nnnrli.t 'M V. Y." has attempted to conceal his name) theo it will continue to be difficult to bring about a proper oulorcemeut of the law on anj crimi nal subject. When druiikounesa is exhibited in public it thu become tho duty of officials to arrest and if possible oonvict. But are men becau-e tliav nrn r,fTi,.r urelHMed tO kuOW tl every violatiou ol every criminal stat ute? Is it the duty of citizens be cause they are not acting in an official enpaeily, to keep within their own bosom, facts, which if disclohcd to tlie nrnnor author! ties. Would load tO the speedy aud effectual punishment ot criminals? Or is it preferable to con ceal, and then growl becaus. cvory- body else don't know what tuey uo r It has been properly said that the peo ple have just the kind of a government they deserve. Nothing wasever truer. Who are the DeoDle? The juries of tlm noiintrv. If all the facts of which a cause is susceptible are properly pre sented and appropriately applied to the law of tho case, with whom then. does the responsibility of the case rest.' It then goes to the people (tho jury) to determine what the result shall oe Who then is responsible? "The ma jesty and dignity of the lnw" can be upheld, sustaiood and respected, or trnmDled under foot and disrespected, just as the people of any community may determine. There are narts of the "Prohibition law enforoible. and with the facts and a good jufy, there is no doubt but that convictions can be had; But if 'M. Y. Y.' expects me to take jurors by the nose and ticht verdicts of conviction out of them, I am not the man for the nlace. aod if he will assure me that be will do that, I will give him my po sition without a murmur, and at his funeral, which would shortly take place, nothing shall be left undone to make the occasion one of mournful solemnity, and one long to be remem bered by good men and children every where. F. J. MANLOVE, County Attorney Haya Co. San Marcos. Oct. ?, 1878. Hnntrop Loch In. J. II. Williams, a married man, shot a Mr. Stricklin ; cause, jealousy (but unfounded-) Also negro shot off the top of the head of another; oause whiskey. Mark Young, proprietor of a gin, got his arm considerably lacerated while ginning. Rates high for picking cot ton, C. E. Mr. J. P. Jennings has shown us a fine aample oi Mediterranean wheat which he had just thrashed for Mr. Chenoweth. The grains were of fair uniform size, and well filled. Extra Liability to malarial Infec tion. Ferona what blood It thin, dlgeitlon wttk and llrar lu((nlb, are exm-llablt to tho attack of tnlarUI diroaie. Tlie nioet trifling cxpuiure may, ander euch condition. Intt-ct a syitera which, it healthy, would riit the mieimstic mint' The only way to eecure immunity from malaria in loualitleii wbere it It prevaleut, U tu tone and regulate the syetem by Improving weak ened digestion, enrichlnf the blood, and giving wholesome Impetue to biliary eecretion. Thane reeulte are accomplished by nothing io effectively ae Hontetter'a Stomach Bitter, which long ea perieneehaa proved to be the nut reliable auird agaiiiat fever and aaue and kindred disor der, a well ae the best remedy for them. The Bittere are. moreover, an excellent Invigorant of the organ of urination, and an active depurent, eliminating from the blood thoie aerld impurities which originate rheumatic ailments. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. J. VT. WATKINS, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, SAN MARCOS. TEXAS- DOCTOa WATKINS aaa located la San Marcee with a view ta the practice ef hi profeaifa In lu varioae brancbee, aaa respectfully onera at eer vice t. the Dublle. aWOHIce at Moblej at Ca't Drug Store during oay. at aome at aunt. uct. a-u J. C. SOGERS, CARPENTER nd BUILDER, SAN MARCOS. TEXAS. I prepared te alike epeiAcatmo eo4 centred fee balldlna. 4e al reaeoaable Starr, aad feel cefitldeat of Win able ta give Mil. faction. www I eim uviiy p, wmam pvre Utr war. Oct. t-aa Eockwalter Engire. C part. aaUtaatlal. tal aad r1ly Managed. uaareaieea a wera well, aad Ire rail ywwer elaiaw. Kb tie Better cewpleta. la--diet Cvref. hr. ele.. aaal baatag.) at the law pnee el S Hem Fewer $1 at " - . XIM tf " . WW J aW-Fa a ra-t a SprtaarteM. da i JAM LEPnt- A CO.. on. i-m fpr.-i-eu.oaia. New Good! SAN MARCOS, TEXAS, -Is in Receipt of bis Laree and Well Selected Stock of- GEER'L MERCHANDISE! Bought at LOW raiCESyp' ond to caU I AM DETERMINED NOT TO DE UN DERSOLD BY ANYBODY! SPECIAL INDUCEMENTS GIVEN IN- NOTIONS CLOTHM I Bra just in receipt of the ce l.afed soil at AuBtin prices. A complete stock Sept 14 tf J". HJ BA8THAM, SAN MARCOS, TEXAS -MAN'tFACTCRER OF- TIN, COPPER AND AND DKAI.Ell IN IHE flMTIE uuwuatvu Agent for Patent SHOP EAST SIDE OF THE Fourth Annual Exposition OF THE CAPITAL QTAT17 T7ATD ASSOCIATION Will be held at AUSTIN, TEX., COMMKNCIHU - TUESDAY, OCT. 29th, AND CONTINUING FIVE DATS. Liberal Premium In all department. A Una programme tor llunulng every day of the Fair. For Dnrticul.irs see Premium Uat, which can be bad on application to the Secretary at Auitin. GEO. W. SAMPSON, Prea't. B.C. BARTHOLOMEW, Sec'y. TUB BOOK OF ALL OTBKUS Now Ready. "CURHSNT AND IMPORTANT BVBNTS." THE RUSSO-TUBKISH WAR. The most Complete History of tbe Great Eastern Conflict publUbed. Also, History of the TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT; the Great Uoral Reformation of the Age. Also, LIPS AND UKATH Or rOPK PIUS IA., with de scription of the Conclave and election of LRO XIII. Profusely Illustrated. Price, $1.00. Sam ple and Instruction sent to agent oa receipt of 50 Cta. Addrese at once J. H. CHAMBKK8 at CO., Sept. M-trn. St. Loala. JSTKAY XOTICK. ESTRAYKD Sept. !, 1378, by J. R. Burleson, Co. Com'r. Precinct No. 3, ooe roan mare 4 year old, branded At R on the left shoulder, and O an the left Jaw. One black two-year old Ally, white hind feet, branded with a fork on the right boul der. Given under my hand Sept. 14, 1S78. ED. J.L.GRSKN, Seept. SS-3w Clerk C. C. H. Co. E STRAW .-NOI'ICaS. ESTRAYKD by Alpha Tonng, Sept. 10, 18TS, before I. al. Breedlove. 1. P., H. Co., one sorrel boree 6 year old, brandvd with Spanish brand en on left thigh end Lon left eboulder. also oa left Jaw, 13 hand high. Appraised at (10. One Drown novae, a yeara oia, ia nanea aign, oranoea ,n"l?aa, tBS 'K"" Appraised al $15. If a aje lone brown mara mule II hand hig aUsaaaaCl8 year old. branded 0 on left abouiuer and 4 T on left thigh. Appraised at $20. , tines my haad gepk 14, 1878. ED. 1. L. ORTKN. Clerk C.C. H. C. Sept. M-Sw KYSEB & DSISKILL, MEAT MARKET! N. W. Cor. Pleia. SAXMARIOS, TEX., Weald anaaaace ta their friead aad the pablie that they have permaaeatly engaged la the basl aesa above ladlcated. UJr Tbe kigkos price peld lor good bt cattle. A eg. Sl-lBk AUCTION SALE. I will ater at Fablic Sale, oa Ptarday. V, bar aHb, lets, ta tbe tews ef Paa Heroes, a lat of GUAliK CJLTS TIAKUSGS AND TWO.TIAS OLDS. Oct-S-Sw FX KG. ETIX. ormarso jiote fafee butflofes iwasnaa raper. car, aaa Car Baara. Aet tha FREE rata aWOK tfTAJtlt. New Goods I MOUNE WA OON. which I will of DEMlh YU) S. SHEET IRON WARES, Sheet - Iron Roofing. THE PUBLIC SQUARE. I warranted lobe one hundred per cent, cheep er than any other brand on the market, and to give most perfect satiafactlon in every cae where direction are followed. We will give A Reward cf $10.00 for any caa of "Screw Worm" that the Oint ment rail to kill when applied su to get ta the worms. For Pcrew Worm, insert In the wound a piece of the Ointment a large as tbe eiia and na ture of the wound may require, or make a Strang solution by adding water to tbe Ointment, atlrr ing, and pouring into tbi wound, and then 'a" a small piece of Ointment. One application will generally suffice. By adding one bottle ta one or three gallon of water, according to purpose tor which used. It will be found vary efflcscloos fer washing galls, old sores, ate, and destruction of vermin on horses and cattle. Consumer will and thla Screw Worm O'ntment at their neighboring stores. Dealere will P'" order from their wholesale merchant ar direct from a. Pleas obaerva abava fae tiestia ef lithograph ed label, and red seal. Take none other. Remember we are sole Inventor and proprie tor, and ara protected by the United Stale trade mark law. M0BLE Y BROTHERS, Druggist? ACSTIN, TEXAS. The abava and ether prepsrallou af MorlfJ Bro.'a for a It by RATN0LDB DANIEL. . Saa Marco, Taa. April JT.-ly. SLEDGE, R. J. RANCHO PECAN 8PRISOS, Haya Co.. eight miles Northeaet of Sa" Marcos, fire miles East of Mosntan City. RJQ Cattle Brand ITorse Brand. on left jaw of all Toonf stort- sad larpkra baWtrwr 1 , Bt. a. iJV if OFFICE AND FABL03 STfl VBS ECOHOMTII 811' ,Ht OCSMOKtl tfWtW WWW ANDOHlrjoT. amavaiaaa a II U II "I": UflU.fl.