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Marcos Jbree FS .i.-f I. H.JULIAN, Prove All Thing i HoUl Fast that which Is Cood." . PROPKIETOH. VOL. VIII. SAN MARCOS, HAYS CO., TEXAS, JANUARY 11, 1879. NO, 8. mm Free Press. fUBUSHED KVEBt SATURDAY BY ISAAC H. JULIAN, , To rkoia all Latter ahoald be Addressed. Orrioi East side of Plata. ' bates or icb8cri?tion : o.e-.er.iad. Booth " ... in ... n ft AT 13 OF AP.VJtBTISIlfO. , n.. .uiMH lheertl. II S I addlU... I las' ..." aertloa ' r-r 'J '.'Hit. yi!l",. 1 I BtO. it.MII T.OO 1100 S.00 ' lltOO 10.001 16.00 11 00 10.00 16.00 16.00 U.00 1 46.00 14.01 8JP0 lew 16.00 7.f a. OA 4 !!...... i cola. ., ? M.00 u.oo 0.00 IOC .00 ' t oo 16.00 11.00 i t.h la inace canrtltutee a eq.ara. 1 Ural and tranei.nt adv.rtlelBg payable trltly .c"b.c.. .onto p.rH..a.bUa.rtloB Announcing eaudldat. for offl., eeaaty, I 6.01 ... ru.i.l.t r State office. - 10 01 Obituary notice ol ctit tM HS eharg. at dvertlelngratee. ' " ' . BUSINESS DIEEOTOSY. ft. ransiDer 'v.- TY Kdlter. Publiener una rropnaw., - .. n.r' Main Fl.. d.oc l tb. .on llaaltera. ITCHIM GLOVBB, Mlt.hrtl'O Ballon. Dry Uoodi and Mroeeviese- riOSALSOS J0BS80S, North old U pitse. . ' i ' : JTUTCHI5S A TUBBe. Wt .Id. Kilo PUm. rn r.D.ULKTBBOS.,Wlldf tb. Kola 1 Plat. ' 'ilTElS UtE EX," South t d. of tb. Hals a i : .. ... nmaau c. h., norm - riess. , . . , w. B. FRT, South aide Plaza. I . ! p. J. 0. SUITH, North Sid. Plat. ' i tirtcerlei. ,, DR. COCRBHAM A CO.; north ddr of tb . glut, adjoining Harper', atabla. , , QHARLE3 BOCK, South ilde Plr. , Druggists. T) ATN0LD9 A DANIEL, north lid of th. Halo 11 Plata. QTW GRV5IVI, Travl.' Corner. - ' Phy.iolu us. DR8. WOODS ft TLAKEHORE,offloln Wood. d Daniel Drug .tore. DRS. DKHTOH ft PENDU5T0N, offlc. College itre.l, nearly oppoalte fiatohl.on ft Co.". .tore. Dentist. TR. J.H.OUUDS, oBco Horth .Id of of the Main Plaza. I, a r r r . . UTCHIS02!,4 PRARKLIH, in the Coart-hon.e B. McBRIDE, ofllce In the Court Houie, i I'KRLINQ FI31IEB, offlce in th. Court Hou.. Q T. BROffS, ofllce over Mitchell", .tor. liandAgantunaaiolarr Public I" H. JULIAN, offloe Faaa Puu. Building, next L, door to D04t omce. Hotels WOOTTOS HOTEb, on th Auattn road, on II block Kl t PubUc square. JJOFUE1SZ HOTEL, 8. E. Cor. Plaxa. TRAVIS HOUSE, wait aid Plaia. Bakery and Ueauuranl. pRlTZ LASQE, South aid Plaxa. itlllliii.ry Store. HOP HEIKZ, aouth aid Plaaa. D Wap;.a and Carriage maker. H. BAU ft BRO., at Thempun'a Blackamlth Jt Shop. Black.mitl. TOOMPSOir, S. t. cor. Ae.tta ft Moautal. at Carpealer. ataid Bnlld.ra. C. B03ES1, rMWeae Bear the Inatital.. Lirerr dl Sale "takle. B. BALIS. 8a. Aatiul atreet. CUntnakra. J WAED, cart aide .f Pier.. II. BOBSISJ. net M. plaia. GENEEAL DIEEOTORY. . OrFIClAAU , munwHnMmm Bos.OutaT. gokllckr,r D.WHIC. . . oi.atM-SUT Mtrawn Hen. L J. Stony, ot Caldw.ll Co. Mr..iifAtiT lTwnuctt tuu. t. M . Hel.ua, C OudalnnaC. . Uua. W. F. Deluy ' ,, " " imisr oopiT IBt. nmin, HM.L.W. Hoer.Pn.l41.gJ.dK,UQr..t.. iuu jr nuiiia own. Bah. Id Monday, la March and lepteabor. , . oodmtt Mtioaaa. Kd. B. Ki Jadf. Ceonly Court, B. C. Martin, Ulilriat Ol.rk. Id. J . U Ore.o, Cunly Clerk, P.J. Ma.lovet County Attorney. Jaa. A. Wren, Sheriff. 0. 8. COck, Depity. C. W.OrwoB, Julie. f lb. Pea.. Pre. He. 1 Sl Manlo.e, , . ; ' " 1 W. M. Wy.tl, " M " " "8 I. Smith. ... 4 H. A. MeM.au, Couaty Trea.arer. ; A. Haatea, AaaeaMr. . Joe. C. HHrvevar. 1 D.P.Hepkiu, Ceu'r PreolnetKe. 1 ilk it. moot P.ur Sohiaidt, H ' ' J.B. Peal. ', 1. 1 8. : 4. Jimu rorgey, Con.tabl. Timm or holdim. Cosm aa. Pbuikot Covara Criminal County Court lit Monday la .ach aonia. Ooualr Court for CUII and Probata bsal lit Monday in Pebraary April, June, Augn.t, 0o tooer ana ueeemoer. ComroUilon.r.' Court M Monday.. P.bruary, Mav. Auauat and Mavemb.r. Juatiee Court Preelnet Bo. 1 l.t Friday In each montb, sea Mareee. Precinct N..1 Id Friday In each month MtClty. " " Sa . " wimoerieya Mill " 4 4th " Dripping Spring.. tow - .rri.ua. ! Merer H. B. CoffleM. " ' t Council W. O. Matchl.ee, I. B. Fourajnrean, L. w. a I ton Ol, D. r. uopiina, r. n. Turner. Martbal A. J. Toala... CIIURCnFJ. METHODIST. Preaching at tbe Methodlat Church every Sabbath. KtT. J.S.QIIlett, Faator. CHRISTIAIT. Preachlog . at (be Chrlatlan Church'ou th eeeond and fourth Sabbath, la each month by Blder J.J. nllliameon. PRE8BYTBRIAN. Praaohlnc at tb Pr.abTt. rlan Church on th. Hcond and foarth Hao- balhln eaeb month by tbe Rer. W. L, Knaedy. FHOTBSTAHT RPIHCOPAL. Serrleea every onrth Sunday In each montn at lOH o'cioca, a a., and 7 p. m.t '.at SI. Jiaru'a cnurco.) BAPTIST. Preacbla at tb Chrlatlan Chorch on tb inira Sunday in aca m.ntn, oy jmt, air. Wright. . CDMBERLAHD PRESBTTEBIAIT. Preaching at tbe Preabyterlan Cbureh third Sunday in eacn mouta ny e. air. jarvia. MAILS. Au.tln Stage arrlvea at 11 o'clock at.! San Antonio stag arrive, at ix o'ciock at. noia Dallv arrlvala. Mail. olo.e at 11 a : aouial...arrlve. Tu.adav. and Frldaja at 5 r. .; leave, at 8 A. u. next morning. A. voai BTBIN,r. H. American and Foreign Pat ents. OILMOBE ft CO.. Suceeaeore to Chlpman. Hoi mar ft Co., aolicttora. Patenta procured in all oountrlea. No t'eea in advance. No charge unleaa the patent la granted. No fee. for making preliminary exaralnationa. No addition al feel lor obtaining and conducting a rehearing. looted annllcationa mav be revived. Special at' Rv a paAant daemon ot me uomnureiouer al.u re tenlion given in mienrrvace liaaea uoiuro Patent Umce Kxienaiona oeiore vonfrr. iu frinaenient Sulta In different ttatea. and all lltlga tion appertaining to Invention, or Patent.. Send tamp to Gllmore ft Co., for pamphlet of aixty pagea. LAND CASUS, LAND WAR RANTS, AND SCRIP. Contested Land Caaea nroeecuteii before the U. s naneral Land Office and Department of the In. terlor. Private Land Clainia, jTllnins; and Pra.einntion Ulaima. and Homektead Caaea attended to. Land He rip In 40, 80, and 160 acre piecea for aaie. inta scrip la aaaignaoie, ana can be located in the name ef the purchaser upon any Government land subject to private entry, at ,1.16 per acre. It la of eqnal value with Bounty Laud Warrant.. Send alamp to Gllmore ft Co., or pamphlet or instruction. . officer. Soldier, and Sailors of the ate war, or their heira, are In many caaea enti Li to monav from the Government of which thev have no knowledge. Write lull hlatory of aervlce and state amonnt of par and bounty received. En close stamp to GILMOKE ft CO., and a full reply after examination, will oe given jou ireo. PENSIONS. All OFFICERS, SOLDIERS, SAILORS wonnded, ruptured, or Injured In tbe late war, bowever engnuy, van uuiam a pvn.ivn uj dressing OILMOBE ft CO., 429, F. Street, Wash- ,n5,.0"'"'C- hf .amp A CO. baft, tbe Supreme Court of the United States, the Court of Clalma, ana tne soumern i.iui. i,uoimi.iiwu. .-K j..tB.iil aT m, hnslneaa la eondnsted In a separate bureau, under charge of the aame expertencea parties empiojou vj m n. . -. . I . .11 kn.ln.,i .ntra.lMl la AIL. MORK ft CO. ie thna aeenred. W. deU to win aucceaa ay aeaervini u. THE Missouri, Kansas & Texas R'y TO THE PEOPLE OF TEXAS. There are IS Ballroade running late the Oraat CaioaR. R. IP. St. I ..le. O.t-1 tea-U there Is an. line which comes from Teiw, and it . . .l- wi.hmI v.... A Taaaa Rv. Na elber Railway from Texaa ran. lauthereat Uaieu Kepet. II f are re4li tbea. iw ra. merkt arkh i.tklpate a trip t. Su lei.a er Eaat ml Saint luia. make a mtie mm, K. ft T. brin lb. only He fre. Texae which eaa . T " i . i. .w. n.laa IMML It Will Uve yo. a Ui.. rr-.t a.b St. lawia. aa all tralne a,Bg g.at .trt fra. ike dally IrTexaa. The M, B. T. mm. m Oar-i- kaa Traaaiet la a, imim GET TOCB PLAIN AND FANCY JOB WORK :DO!B AT THt FREE PRESS OFFICE. AWeaes CoBfnera Lore. 1Tb. fbllewlng exqulalt. poam, which waa erlflnallTpubllibed to the Claolanill American Is July, 1811 well an to half century ape wa. written by Frederick William Thomaa, a native of Charlaatoa, s. C, bat th.a redding In Cincin nati. H wa. at an tin professor of rhetoric and Bngllsh llteratare la the Alabama University, bat rsturelng t. hi flrst choice, th law, settled I. Cambridge, Md.. and remained there till 180S, he. h. waa iad.ced t. eondoct the literary de partment ef tb Blohaiend Bnqilrer. tie ha slaMdMi"' . f . Til aald that ahaanc. eonquera lov. ' Batohl bellev ii not. " 1 I've tried, alaal It power to prove. But thou art not forgot ' Lady, though tat baa bid aa part. ' T.t Mitt th.a art as dsar , A. flxad In thia d.voted heart ' A. when I duped the. bar. I pluug Into th buy crowd, ' And .mil to h.ar thy name; And yet, aa It I thought aloud,' ' " They know m ill II lb. aame; ' ' ' . And wtteathewlnecnppaeaea round, I test aorae other fair; " ' Bat whoa I uk my heart the Bound . Thy name I aoaw.red tbere. Aad when aome other nam. I laarn, ' And try to whl.p.r lav. . Btlll will my heart to the return, Like the returning dove. In vainl I never eaa forget, ' ' 1 And would not b forgot, ' For I tnuit bear th earn regret Whate'er may b. my lot. E'en aa th wounded bird will aaek It favorite bower to die, So, lady, 1 would hear the. apeak . And yield oy parting algh. Tia aald that abience eonqu.r. lore, Bat ohl believe It not; I've tried, alaal It. power, to prove, But thoa art not forgot. WASIMNU'rOl LETTER. Washington, D, 0., 1 -,'! Jsn. 1,79. ! A sub committee of the Blaine out- rsxe committee goes to New Orleans at once. They have lists of witnesses from Mr Blaine, Mr. Hayes and Mr Dawes. It is not believed they will stay long, though that is uncertain, of course. The Committee got its money by a decision of the acting Attorney General overruling a decision preyi ously made by the first Comptroller of the Treasury. While everybody is anxious that the Committee should go on and do its work, there is great dis satisfaction at this decision of the acting Attorney General. The decis ion is in substance, that what the leg islator wrote, when be presented the bill to Congress, shall be held to be the law rather than what was made law in due form by tbe action of Con gress and the Executive. There could t ardly be a more dangerous proponi tion than that. To be sure, there wis some reason for believing that Con gress meant to pass the bill as present ed, but there is a certainty that they did not so pass it. This kind of con struction in a case ot importance, might have the most deplorable consequen- cies. It is freely suggested that Ass't Attorney General Philips should find a field for the employment of his tal ents outside of the Attorney General s office. Mr. Wheeler will assist Mr. Hayes in his New Years reception. This was a very common thing previous to the war. President Lincoln broke up the custom. He, as is well known, was an exceedingly plain man, and he may have thought that the face of the then .vice President with his own, would have the effict of dispelling all the cheerfulness that usually accompanies New Years greet ings at the White House. Mr. Wheel er is uot'a beauty but be is not hideous. It is not too much to say that lbs Burnside-Bsnningsrmr bill loses sup porters steadily, and that there is now little chance of its pissago through either house at this session. To each and all of your readers a happy new year. Rex. A Memphis lady writes to a friend in the North ; "I believe this plague has made s Uoivemlist of me. I have seen men in a moment rise fiom the depths of degradatioa and wicked tvess to Christ-like sublimity, in devo tion' and sacrifice, and the nost pol luted of my own cx suddenly ebiDg- ed ioto angels of merry. Thwi Gcd leaches as to seora aoe of Lis cre-1 tare," An ExpnslT Social Habit. IT COST MB A FARM. At tho age af 12 years I commeneed the use of tobaooo, with tbe opinion that it looked manly to use it. I had considerable difficulty in form iog the babit, I was very often . sick and blinded from the efieot of it, but by and by the babit was formed and I was a tobaeeo chewer, t-jeetiag from my mouth tobaeeo Juioe. My parents tried to prevail upon me not to use it, but in vain, til had my, plugs about the bern, Aa a source of expen diture the habit was a tuooess: . I waa able in a year or two to use fifty cents worth a week. It puszled me to pro vide tbe spare change to enable me to continue the luxury (at I esteemed it.) Frequently the use of it produced nerv ousness and prostration 1 was often subject to great inconvenience, in en tering the bouse of some tidy ' house keeper to find a plaoe to spit, was often oompelled to hold the tobaooo juioe in my mouth until it was full and run ning over, and then rush to the door at other times 1 would swallow the juice, which would produee a burning sensation in my stomaoh, causing an increased flow of saliva. Brill I per sisted in the use of the weed. Twen ty yeai s sped away,; through whioh I I had probably averaged fifty cents a week, or 926 a year. Having a little ' leisure one rainy day, I began a oaleulation of what it had oos t me, pfineipal and interest, in in twenty years, whioh I found to be $1,500, that is if the 26eaoh year had been loaned at 10 per cent, interest and compounded annually : in 23 years, or by the time I would be 60 years of age, would amount to near ly 124,000. 1 passed my fingers through my hair and thought what a good sit ed farm that would buy. And yet how many have have chewed on to 60 years of age chewing up two or three farms, I quit, and h ave enjoyed bet ter life for it. Billy Biddies id the Co'Opera,ive Journal, ;'. Caaie ot The 'ftploaln. "I would invite you to my ' house, Brudder Jackson," said Johnson, "but I dunno as we'll get any supper dis night, de cook stobe am drefiuly out of repair." . "What's the matter wid de stobe?" "Well, you see, cold wed der am comin' on, and wood's gettin' scarce and high, and I'vo 'structed do folks to be berry ekonomieal in de use ob it We's bin buyin' in small lots, and last night, bein' out ob fuel, I sent one ob my boys ober to a neighbor's to borry a few sticks, de man and his family had gone to bed, owin' to de lateness ob de hour, and dat boy, who would 'spise to do an unhonest transaction, wrote out his note for de value ob de wood, and droppin' it in a permanent place in de wood shed, shouldered sn armful and brought it home." Jess so." "A fire was kindled, de tea kittle put on, de olo woman she's gettin' de supper. All ob a sudden puff went de stobe, kuslosh went somethin' and as I tumbled ober, I saw de ole woman makin' fur de roof wid de tea kittle and de stobe plates followin' her, while de boys and gals was blsck wid smut" "What wss de esuse of de splosio?" "I'm strongly clined.to believe dat dar was powder in dat wood, and dat de powder was put in dar by dat white man to catch some thievio darkies w'at never buys no wood, sod dst man 'specie me, ksse be couldn't find dat note, and wont make no 'pologies.' "Dst sm an outrage.'' "For a fact, and de ehil'ea's sapper was spiled." A Mr. Moore snd his step son start ed West from Clebnroe to purchase land, and a few days sgo their horses were recognised while being fold at auction oa tbe streets of Fort Worth. Suspictoa beiog aroaaed. partiefj at aee set oat to tbe direction traveled ty Moore aad his sn,aaj tWir bodies were lowed fifteen mile Yest ol Fort Worth. Thonckt II Mad 'cm Ag;aln. 1 Sniffles brought his two wsekt' tpreo to a dote on Saturday Bight. He lay ' , on a lounse in tha parlor, feeling aa mean as tour later, when something in the corner of the room attracted hit 1 attention. Raiaing oa hie elbow ha gated steadily at it.' Rubbiag his eyes he stared again, and as he stared . bit "" terror grew. , Calling bis wife, he ask Id hoarielj: ii: .:' '.. :!. i'',- . "Marandy, what it that?"; i "What it what, Likey ,,.-, SnifBes' nam wtt Lyeurgut, and Ma rife called bim Likey, for ' short and '' ' aweet.' "'"'. : - "" "Why, thaW-that Iblof fii the' com .'. ' ner," said tha frightened man, ' point' " iog at it with a bind trembling like a - politician. , ,n; i, ,,,. ,, i .... . ... ' "Likey. dear, I aee nothing, replied the woman. , ,.'" ,: , ', , , : "What, you don't tee it," he shriek- ed. '! . , -No."--. . . - ..ii-Mi.-i ; "Tbea I've got 'em.!l Oh, heaveni l -bring me the Bible, Martudybrine: ' it quick. Here, on this sacred book, I awear never to d rink a drop of whisky. If I break my vow may my right head ' , oleave to the roof of my mouth, and" I Here, catohing another glaaoe of the terrible object, he clutohod his wife, , and begged in piteous tonet : "Don't leave me; don't leave your ; Likey I And, burying hit face in tha folds of her dress, be lobbed and ' moaned himself into a troubled sleep. ' ;' Then hit wife stole : gently to the oorner, pioked up the toy snake and threw it into the stove. ;V .s u', ".:,?,..' , ., ' Death. ,,i It it the thought of death that is terrible, not death- ' Death is gentle, peaceful, painless; instead of bringing suffering it brings an end of suffering. It is misery's oure.i : . Where : death is,, ; agony is not.' The processes of death are all friendly. The near aspect of death is graoiout. ; There is a picture somewhere of a teurleBS face, livid and ghastly, which the beholder gazes' on with horror, and wont.'! turn away from but fortbo hideous faseination that not only rivets his attention, but ; drtwt him cloter to it. On approach ing the picture the bideousneBS disap pears, and when directly confronted it is no longer seen; the face is that of an angel. It is a picture, of death, and the object of the artist was to imprest . tbe idea that terror of death was an apprehension. ' Theodore Parker, whose observation of death was very large, has said be never hat teen a person, of any belief, condition or ex perieoce, unwilling to die when the time came. Death is an ordinance of . nature, is direoted by beneficent ends. What must be, is made weloome. , He Satd H Wore. He was an aesthetic young man from the city . The floor manager had in troduced him to a divine young crea ture in blue, and they stood in the set waiting for the prompter's call. "What a charming assembly," remark- . ed the young men from the oity, gating around upon the array of beautiful faces and costumes. ''There is some thing so captivating, so etherealizing in these gatherings of culture and re finemeot, that I am always charmed when I can mingle ia such a joyous throng. Do you not pronounce this a fashionable and intellectual soiree a superior gathering of beanty and gen tility?" "It's tha boss," replied the gentle creature in blue as she arrang ed tbe fastening of a neat little glove. , The young mao from the oity had to be assisted from tbe hall. "Minn, will ye dar this hole ia mv arm," yelled a youth, as the garment ' ha reached ber; when she drew ia her yara and encd ia alarm, "Clang. I'm bury oa alippera for the preacher. ' TTketling Lendrr. "Eugenia, Eageeia. will you still in- sistoa wearing the hair of soother toDti apoa yoarhesdr' "Alphenae. A'phoeee, do you still insi.t wpoa wearing the akin of another eilf upon your feet?"