gA.N MAHOOB, TBXAI.
SATURDAY........ MAY 10.
AK-nU for lite IVc l'restti.
at, followlnrnntlemeu ar authorised to
elve aod reoeipt for subscriptions Ui the Fui
fana In thetr respective localities:
A. Beaton, Kiq.,
County it large.
pailey A Delley,
J. D. Cady,
tOT All postmastera ar tin authorised agsnti
Choice Canvassed Hams per lb 11c
Choioo refined Lard " 9o
Short dear Bacon " 80
11 lbs eboice La Sugar 1 1
6 " Prime Bio Coffee $1
Staple and, Fancy Groceries at reduced
prices at (1. W. Donalbon 8
Subscribe for tbe Free Press.
10,000 igars ef different brands at
The dewberry crop was not very
. large this season.
New goods Beat articles at lowest
prices at U. H. BRiaas'.
Sheet Music at Renter's Drug
The Methodist parsonage is up and
will soon be completed.
Do not forget to uttend tbe sale of St.
Louis Buggies to-day.
A fresh Stock of family and Fanoy
Groceries received at
Fresh Fish (blaok bass, known
here as trout) wanted at this offioe.
The highest market price will be paid.
Sieele & Price's Cream Baking
Powder, Yeast cakes Lemon Sugar
Prominent physicians prescribe
Gen. Dix died a few days 6ince at
en advanoed age.
The tintinabulation (not of the bells
but) of the piaaos, is already heurd, in
preparation for sundry concerts.'
Our supplement this week will be
found much superior to those we have
lately used. Besides muoh Texs
and other news, it contaius the Bell
Punch Liquor law, just enacted by our
Legislature in full.
Bead the excellent and timely arti
cle on Public Schools which we copy
from the Skefch Book, of Austin, edi
ted by Mrs. Swisher, It will be recog
nized as gospel truth by all unpreju
diced, well informed people. Wo also
copy a fine poem from the pen of Mrs.
Better and Better. Another
good shower this week. It was ac
companied by bail, but no damage
done. The croakers are utterly dumb
founded. We are now reliably in
formed that wheat promises to be two
thirds of a orop and oats also will be
plenty. No "corners" in breadstuff's
end feed this season, we reckon 1
Keep It before tUe People.
That. Mosher is still in tbe Lumber
trade at this place, and keeps a supply
for all ordinary purposes, aod will fill
larger orders promptly. Doors, sash
blinds and the other main staples in
bis line constantly on hand. Call and
The Delinquent Tax List appears
in our oolumns this week. The Leg
islature has provided that lands here
tofore bid off by the state shall not be
further advertised, on account of which
and a delay of two months beyond the
regular time ef publishing the list,
owing to the oon test for sheiiff, it is
comparatively small this year.
ArrlraU. mad departure
Mails from Austin and Sau Antonio
arrive daily at 12 o'clock noon. Close
at half past 11 A. M,
Lnlinmail arrives on Tuesdays
and Fridays at 4 P. M.; leaves on
Wednesdays aod Saturdays at 7 A. M-
Parties wishing Money Orders will
kind aoney with application.
A- You Sna, P. M.
Wm. Woottou is at home again.
Shane has just completed the band
soinost cquirrol house we ever saw.
Among other choice productions,
Billy MoGehee, tbe gardener, has
' raised" a fine girl baby.
W BStilesloftforCanadaon Thurs
day, to be absent a few months, when
he expoota to return to this vicinity.
Bev. Mr. Kerr's eldest son James,
has returned from tbe lower country
and will remain at home some time.
We regret to any that Milas Polk
his been confined to bis bed by siok.
ness for some weeks, whioh goes bad
ly with bis farming operations.
Col. Sledge "took tbe lead in our
vegetable market by sending a wagon
load of new Irish potatoes and onions
a week ago to-day, wbicb be has fol
lowed by more since.
Our old friend Col. Polk made us
happy the olher day by presenting us
a pair of tbe nicest piggywiggies ex
tant. Thoy are feal darlings, and no
mistake. Thanks, Colonel.
The brass band has been reorgan.
ized and recruited to tbe proner num
ber. Lou McMeans is a?.prominent
member and sports a new horn. Al
though be has joined the temperance
society he oontinues to "take a horn.'
The boys propose to give monthly con
certs, and we think are deserving of
tbe favor of our people.
Ac a fall blown Bone.
The fresh and new stook of latest
styles of goods , just opened out at
Briggs emporium, are creating quite
a sensation. Tbe question is often
asked, why such a crowd on the corner-
Acknowledgments op Subscrip
tions. The following persons have
paid the several amounts, set opposite
their names on subscription to the
Free Press during March and April:
Wm Giesen ., 52 00
B W Breeding 2 00
Dr Pendleton (to Tenn) 2 00
J Clayton 2 00
J M Killougb 75
J J Driekill 2 00
J T Wilson 1 00
H S Harvey 1 2
Wm Wilkes 2 00
A K Daniels 2 00
II (i Little 1 00
Dr Cade 1 00
J T Holland 2 00
JLMalone 2 00
John Scott 2 00
LJ Dailey 2 00
Mrs E Harrison 2 00
.T W Kllisnn 2 00
James Forsyth 2 00
w ts urocicer v
W H PrAWa ... 2 00
WO Mullins 2 00
Maj Donalson 1
Gii Donalson 2 00
J A Graves i
W A Thompson 80
C C Mitchell 2 00
Prof Goroert ? 00
F M Cook i
J T Duggan "
WS Gullet i W
W H Steele ? "
W F Crunk i
J 11 Williamson
k n( the renorted death of
Atufuo v - r-
Elder Williamson, it is not every one
who is permitted to enjoy the privilege
of perusing his own obituary, ana we
fancy Elder W, enjoying a jolly laugh
over tho following, which we clip from
last weeks issue'.of the LockhartEcho:
We are pained to learn, just as we
are eoing to press, oi me ucaiu i
dcr J. J. Williamson, ot tne unnstian
Church. He died at his home near
Onion Creek on yesterday of pneumon-
IS. JJir. l IlliauiDuu
one of the most highly esteemed gentle
men it has ever been our pleasure 10
n mn. Hn.vlv halnved wnere
meet. war - --
ever known : his name had almost be-
eomcs a nousenoia wuru m v-
munity. r eace oe hi nis u.
E-Crooks, of the Sherman Couri-
. 1 a 1 ! -A? lUa Wnn.
has encountered ine ire
News by puniisning miner o
exquisite little poem, beginning
7he conference meeting iumi
We bojl around the veetry waited"
ss original. We know Crooks: to
cether "we played upon the green a
P. ... .1 Utn.nt trnara SCO.
11 ui ore iiiau .wwwj - j
would'nt have wittingly committed
t offense lor a woumuu
Crooks knows no more of poetry
i l flmlnni Pnrnv him
time Mr. News. Crooks can t
Thus writes brother Baker of the
Columbus CitUen, and thereby
demonstrate that be of the Sherman
Courier is not the only iexa. cur
v. .i. mm( u to Doetrv. and
WO IVW1J tr,- . - -
especially the authorsbip of the lines
above referred to, which, unless we are
rery badlr mistaken. Vera written, ot
by Whittier. but by Dr. Holmes, and
first appeared in the AUantio Monthly
some "twenty years ago.
Oar ClnbblBK Lb4 for 187.
We are prepared to olub the Free
Press to new or renewing subscribers
with the following publications at the
rales spooilied below, if ordered at
the same time with our paper, In the
first oolumn wo give the regular price of
each publication singly, in the second
the prioe of the same end the Free
. With the
' Singly. rraFreM.
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N. V. Ledger. S 00 4 68
The Greuble (weekly) ....! "
LouUvllle Courier Journel S 00 S 40
Iletroll Free Prew 00 S 40
Burlington Hewk.ye S 00 8 40
Seturday ETeningPoet a 40
Kew York Obienrer 1 80
Prelrie Henner S 00 3 68
Colmen'e Burel World I 00 S 68
Journal of Agriculture I 0 S SO
AnierlcMi Agriculturist 1 SO I 16
Soientltte American 4 10
Sorlbn.r't Monthly .. . ,.. 400 8 88
St. Nicholas S 00 4 66
Atlantic Monthly. .v 4 00 B 36
Lippincott'a Macaalne 4 00 B 36
Kcleolle Hagatlne 00 S 16
Pbrenologieal Journal 00 8 60
Petenon't Magailne I 00 S SB
Appleton'i Journal..., S 00 4 40
Popular Science Monthly S 00 8 90
International Review 4 60 6 16
Magailne of American Hlitory.. 4 60 6 16
Prank Leilie'a llluitrated Newt-
paper 4 00 B 36
" " Udiea' Jonrnal...4 00 B 38
11 " Chimney-Corner. 4 SO B 38
" other publlcatloni
4 00 5 18
4 00 6 6
Baiar 4 00 8 36
Godey'aLadf'lBook... 1 00 S 66
Demorett'a Monthly 3 00 4 16
The Knrsery 1 SO U
Petenon'iBank Hote Detector,
eml-monthly S 00 4 15
Monthly I 60 . 1 66
Home-Journal, New Orleans.... 1 80 8 T6
American Union S 60 4 16
lullon 'a Mamlne 1 60 8 40
Dluon'l Muilcal Record 3 00 3 66
Postage is prepaid on all the above,
and premiums sent in some cases. For
particulars inquire at this offioe.
We will also order any of the above
singly, or any other paper or periodical
at publishers' prices, free of charge.
Tnvni- u nn remp.Jv known to Sci
ence that will so speedily and so effect
ually cure or relieve lumqago, onromo
nr npnffl rhnnmnt.iRm. swoolen Or Stiff
joints as Johnson's Anodyne Liniment
used internally and externally.
Alexander's medicines for sale
by Bemer, druggist, Sam Marcos Tex.
liar. 1-3 moB.
QUEEK. ISN'T IT,
How fast all smokers are learning that
the "Duke of Durham" Smoking To
bacco is the best? Ask your dealer for
it, and take no other. Feb. 15-ly
A neighbor of ours lost a valuable
mora .AitAntlv ir. ia mirtnnRArl frnni hntfl.
If he had used 25 cents worth of Sher
idan s Cavalry Conailion j?owders ne
would have been driving his pretty
Chestnut 'to-day. Sorry for you,
Doctor. These powders are immense
... rV4r Ah. .ah avtA Iti-
TO all wao are auur iu uwui .mo UH
dtBOretlODB Ol youui, uttvvuuB
cy. Iom ol manhood. ko.. 1 will nend a receipt
tnai Will care yuu, "
grout remedy was discovered by a miiflionary lu
S5outh America. Send a self-addrMRed envelope
. . n t - f tuuuiM JUtttistn. T) AVtfl
lOlUeiVKV. WBB.ru A.. nIenat '- 7' ,01
York City. Janl8 ly
riifinnftfl hands. A few drops of
Johnson's Anyodyne LioimeDt rub
bed into the hands occassional.? win
L-An iriam anff nnfl f rPA mm K(irfnftfl8.
D.GC IUUIU W" w
Soldiers, sailors aDd fishermen should
remember this. It is tbe Dost iiini
ment in the world for any purpose.
. 1 1 . 1 1 r-An nvaol nt Itavl nff
had placed Id his bands by an East Inda mission
ary lae formula 01 a Bimpie tklkuiv icicj , ia
he speedy and permanent cure of consumption,
bronchitis, batarrb, asthma, and all throat and
lan fir affections, aiso a poeiuvo auu v
. j.i.m...,j .11 nurviuiii rrtmnUliits.
I0r BervuuB ueuuiw " ' t
after having tested its wonderful curiiv powers
.. j. A..A. i..a .. 1 1 it hi riutv to make
ID iiiuurjaiius vi t.r.c-,
It known to bis Buffering fellows. Actuated by
his motive, and a desire to relieve human suffer
litt, I will send, free of charge, to all who desire
it this recipe, with full directions for preparing
'. 1- t?rA,.flh nr Rnrrltah. fipnt
bv mail by addressing with atamp, naming thU
J 1 .J w 01..... Aa tnaarar HI(WSr. Un.
paaer. vv . . ouci ui , g wi..-
Chester, New York.
Safe, Permanent and Complete are tho
A...AO nt intprmitinnt difiOiiKPB Dcrformed
tuica ui iuvi... ,
by CurroBD's Fsbbifcob. Dumb tuills,
lever aDd Ague, and all Oillious disorders
are speedily eradicated from the system.
u.iil. anA uiirnr are obtained more ranid-
lyond more permanently by the use of
tins great natural annum wju uj auj
remedy heretotoro known. It disintcctH,
nlaonw. .nil Aliminates all malaria. As
a Tonic, it acts as an Antiseptic and
Blood Purifier, bringing renewed energy
and vitality to tbe body worn down by
J. C. Eicdabdsok, Prop r.
For sale by all druggists. St. Louis.
A Word t Molhr.
v l-n. uLIMm.. vam li. mtrrmr
A Anmlwtr invm fi.P I llOTTl 1,(1 fitlfl elfMS
feels as you leel; to this lore we appeal.
upon your child rosy and blooming with
tiALIU. Voo know that mort ot the
rick-ocas of childhood ii caused by OKilS
tbey make tbe cheek to pale; tbe mm to
fade; tbey call the physician to the bed
side; they dig the grares of children;
tbey nog your food arxl loving hearts
with aniruieh. Bat grief rw more, PAR
KEK'3 SANTONIN & rVOBM LOZEX-
UbS will mTe yoor emia lucj xr
inc eKuM i.iiu tu 1 1 j
riTe health and vigor to tbe child, lame
. .U- mmA n.l. n I Vi Thnae-
aodt of DOtber all rrer tbe hnl to-diT
. n . Ti--I.J CIvmVIVT
are annr rAnua j iw.ii-ii.
WORM LOZENOtS. Bay none bat
Parker's Santonio. Foraate by Kayaotda
Daniel, Sa Mareos, ad by ail drag
Da. O. W. Benson's Ububt akd Camo-
1). . . am nMkhaMul Tl1rMIIV tO Olire
Siok Ueadaohe, Ncrrous lieadaebe, Dye.
peptio Ucadaeoe, jNeuraigia, neryouauoro
and.bleeplcMneas, and will euro any ease.
i n knv. JIA nil la nnatAira tree.
Sold by all druggiots. OBice, Ho. 100.
kiutaw street, iuiumurv, ,
A LIMITED HOMBSa ef ae
1 1.. .n.rMLla aiHtliUM lA
Ln.a In a nleaaanl aod erol-
1 1 Labia hnalaeu. Oeod men
will Bod tale a rare chanoe
TO UAIE MONEY.
SDch will pleaae .newer tbla dTrtlmnt by
letler, encloelns eump for reply, " "
bmlDMt they hare been en(ra.d la. Hone but
Iboae who mean buitnen need apply.
Adll""VuuT, Habtm Co., AllaoU.O.
Alexander's Pectoral Syrup.
FOR THE CURE OF
Coughs, Colds, Inflaenza, Eron
chitis, Pneumonia, Croup.
And all Dlieaaei which hate their I eat In the Ha
cool Membranei of tbe Bronchial Tabea aod
Air Peieagoe of the Lung.
N. J. ALEXANDER, Manufacturer,
ATJSTlir, - WXAB.
Price 60 oanU per Bottle.
sj. J. Auxamaa:
Sir Thli la to certify that I have for Are yean
thoronghly teated the vlrtaei of Aleiandei'ePeo
toral Sjrnp, and 1 hao no hesitation in proaonno.
ina It the most perfect perfect relief tor all affee
tlona of the throat and lunge, prodaelng conghi,
that haa ever been tried ander my obeerratlon . I
med it In one IntUnce In my own eaae, when the
oonah wh moat levere, and relief wae almost Im
mediate. I keep It at home all tha time, and
members of my lamlly always Snd It a certain and
3ulck enra fer coughs. It is taken, too, without
etnaiing results, as la the oaae with many medi
cines prescribed ler the same purpose. It Is used
as a medicine for my children with tbe happiest
of resells. F. W. GiRAKD.
FOR TEE CURE OF
Griping Pains from Irritated Bowels, Looseness of
Bowels from Acid Stomach, Cholera Morbus,
Flatulency, Summer Complaints, end the
Numerous Diseases of the Bowels to
which children are Liable
IT. J. ALEXANDER, Manufacturer,
AUSTIN, - - TEXAS.
Price SO cents per Bottle.
Aobtik, December S, 1878.
H. J. Alixakdcb:
Dear Sir I have tried Alexander's Neutralising
Cordial fur diarrhea, and find it to be a perfect
success. RIOHAlin 8. TOONO,
. County Commissioner.
DRUGGIST AND APOTHECARY
SAN MARCOS, TEXAS.
COMBS AND NOTIONS,
Pure Wines and Liquors for Medi
PAINTS, OILS, AND VARNISH
R?-Priunirins' Proscriptions Care
Grooms, J. P., H. Co., by John B. Ciocker, one
dark brown horse, abcut S years old, about lSX
hands high, branded WMJJ "fP on the leflsonui-
der. Apprslsed ataa1frf 10 00.
Witness my hand, April 28, 1879.
ED. J. L. GBEKN,
Hay S-Sw C. C. C. H.Co-
MTDlrnn h. v J. llUdra before C. W.
Grooms, J. P.. U. Co., April to, 1ST, one brown
borae, 13 nanas nign.a yeare mmw "U
ibe left boulder.both hind feet white. Apprale-
ed at $15. One bay mare 13 bends high, aboot
5 yeare old, oranaea v vcooneciroi v kuw .v..
shoulder ano lujti on ieii iuigu.
Witness Vb'nd. Pr" M lm-
ED. i. L. GRRgW,
MayS-3w C CO. H.Co.
To IN731TT0RS and MECHANICS
VlTFKTfl mnA haw In fthtalB D. Psmphlet
of SO paee free, upon receiptee amps for Poet-
age. 1UU1 c
GILMOBB. SMITH CO..
Solicitors of Patents. Box SI,
Feb. lS.tf Wesblagion. D. C.
CTJEX3 TE0U3AXD3 TE1XLT.
A PWITITI CCIE
For Coughs, Colds,
It it the bt of Tonics.
rtore the Appetite;
vtf jo Iwenrtkeaa the BntaoB
CT Urate IselaritW
. i ere craaa.
tmm. Ask eMr area
far Dr. CmtiWiM
Tar; taeeawiwWer. Fer
by al Dracgun.
IV HI. I HII
II nil iliu
MITCHELL ft OLOVEH,
Haass Marcoae TeXiaal.
A. Oslleetlene promptly attended to. TS
0. T. BROWN.
P. J. MAHLOVI.
BEOWN & MANL0VE,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
AN MARCOS, BATS CO, TEXAS.
TH08. H. FBANKUN
HUTCHISON & FRANKLIN;
ATTORNEYS IT LAW,
San Marcos, Tex.
Prompt attcntiou paid to CoUeetina
Claims and Examining Lead THIee. (Feb 1-ly
S. B. McBRIDE.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
an SlarcM, Bar Conatf ) Texan
Will give prompt attention to all legal bttaluss
effarad him. and aaDaclallr to tha Collaetloa ef
WOODS i 6UKEM0RE,
SAN MARCOS, TEXAS.
Offlcs at Drug Store of RaynolcU C DanttJ.
I8AAC H, JULIAN,
Land and General Agent,
SAN MARCOS, TEXAS,
Laftera of Innnlrv. iMomninUfl ln amn in
reply, will recolv pronpt attntlon.
8. W. COR. PLAZA,
OPPOSITE BALES STABLE.
W. Z. DEISIILL, - Proprietor
SAN MARCOS, TEXAS'
JSeTEvery effort will be made to give satisfac
tion to home patrons and the traveling public.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
General Land and Collecting Agent
SAN MARCOS, TEXAS. "
Office Borth side Plasa, opposite Court house.
Will buy and sell lands, examlua titles, render
assessments, psy taxes, Ac. Jan 23 tf,
(Successor to A. R. Demtox At Company,)
DEALER IK DRUGS. MEDICINES, PERFUME
rles, Sponges, Trusses and Surgloal Instro
ments, Oils, Varnish and Window Glass
Best Wines and Liquors for medical purposes.
S9Prescrlptione carefully prepared, day anJ
San Marcos, June 38.
J. H. COMBS.
ry In Its various
able ratea. Allg
work done In tho
neateat atyle. Ills-v
eased gams and bad
breatb promptly re
lieved, reo. j, i-y
Has opened at bis old stand In Ran Marcos, where
he will keep a full stock of goods in his lino,
and eell ea cheep aa the cheapest.
Brandlaa, Wines, VJklskr aad Betr
alwaya on hand aad (old en physicians prescrip
I. H. JULIAN,
Newspaper and Periodical Agent
SAN MARCOS, TEX.
Will take rnbeerlptlotis for all tha leading Hews,
papere aad MagasGiea, South or Sofia, at pub.
fishers' nriera. free of charge, or cleb them writs
thePRKK PRKSH et redaoed ratee.
Any beak alee famished. Terms Caah la aa
I. C. WOOTTOli", Proprietor.
Oa the aastla reed, wm black East of tho Pub-
ThitoMatabllabW slawaehaajaa tentber.
.t.i.S aad retnraaabed, It wiU
aeadactad ia a
flew kera. tbeagh aet geemny slaehn) erf
earrtae? gares et tekte vita taa ataadard ar
twiea ef Sm4. aad what elea aa ar eae saey ro
nm, sad. awes. ally af aU ataeea. Too prtea af
iateaeaki enU toaata aa kasatotWo, tvaaty
Oa, f tk prtadpal kvw tinafw la a
aa 0e aroetleaa. eraera eMtar aad lead It
, AVe saay arwey ae bad, at aa law rasa
ea ae akaiae4 sanabsis.
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