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j U, JULIAN, . ii Prove All Things i Hold Fast that which Is Cood." PROPRIETOR. VOL. VIII. SAN MARCOS, HAYS CO., TEXAS, MAY 17, 1870. NO. 26 free Press. fjJjjLlsnED EVERY SATURDAY BY ISAAC U. JULIAN, T b9iaiii Letters should be Addreised. . . Office Eat side of Plata. BATES OF SUBSCRIPTION : wvsar.lo.dvsoc., pastta ,1 M 1 U 71 BATSa Or ADVEttTlSINQ. I go. Snips. I Snios. t I mos I 1.10 I i 4.90 I .00 , 10.00 1 Square. S.r u colmi S .... . .... 1S.00 ... 4.00 t.ur 1.00 V.UU I IV.UV H 00 I 11.00 10.00 90.00 10.00 1 10.00 20.00 i SO.OO 88.00 BUM ::::! 11.00 ao.oo 6C.O0 iieesa Cards, oaa inch or less, one jttr,M Call, hi Bullosas Directory, on. year,SJ 00 Lm.' .ad Transient Advertisements will be AsrfrOo. Doll.r per .q.r. for 'tto f.iS and Fifty Cents per square for.each adrti , i inmrtlon A nun ! the space of m. ? FrEuo! .q.r " CHl'.Dd Bu.lne.slJottess will b. ehirjtd tan eentserllne tot b A"' insertion, sni .Ifbl -.liner I ne 'or ddHlan.l Insertion. . T.naauc ng candidate, tor .01.., coaoty, $ 6.00 em-bsl' M"'" '" BUSINESS DIBE0T0BY. Newspaper. nV M&RCOS FREE PRESS, t.' H. JULIAS, S Editor. Publisher and Proprietor, office east Mi , Maii Pln. ""ry oppodrt bo Court U011H. .. Hanker. JITCHKLL As GLOVEB, Mitchell's Building, Dry (jiaodi and tirocerlos pEO. T. MALONB, oast side Plaza. JjOTCHINS TURNER, Went lido Main Plaza. iiT P. DAILEY t BROS., West side of tha Main tTml'u'lESEN, South aids of tbe Main Plaza. BataaS 0. n North aide of tbe Main flat. B. FRY South aide Plaza. j( LL'0N A SUITU, North Side rlaza. J. IHILEY, South aide Plaza, B. E- KERR, North aide Plaza. , Groceries and Hardware, W. D0NAI.SON, North aide Main Plaza. 0, Grooorics. DB. OOCREHAM A CO., east aldoof tha plaza, opposite Court House. QHARLES BOCK, South side Plaza. Di-ugttists. KAYN0LD3 A DANIEL, north aide of the Main Plaza. QrtU lilt AMU, Travis' Corner. JREMEB, east aido Plaza, next lo Hofheinz , Hotel. p Ii y 1 1 c I a as. D1 It. T. S. PETTy, cilice at Remor'e Drug Store RS. WOODS A BI.AKEM'JKIS, onice in nooas Unri Daniel Drug store. DRS. DBNTON A PKXDLETON, office San Antooio atreet, next to (iramiu'a Drug Store. Dentist. R. J. H. COMBS, office Horth aide of of the Main Plaza. 1j a;Vjr e r s . JTUTCaiSON.dt FRANKLIN, in tbe Court-house B. McBRIDE, office in the Court House, jTERLINQ FISHER, office Nottb aidePlala. JJR0WN A ilASLOVE, office in Court House. liindAa-ent ana Notary Public. IH. JULIAS', office Fans Pbss Building, oast side Plaza, nearly oopoalte the CourtHouae. Hotels. W00TT0N HOTEL, on the Austin road, one block Kaat of Public Square. JT0FHBIN7. MOTEL, b. E. Cor. Plaza. 'I'RAVIS HOUSE, west aide Plaza. Bakery and Confectionary. JjiRlTZ LANGS, South side Plaza. Tlillinery Store. H0VHEI5Z, aouth aida Plaza. Stores and Tinware. H. EA81HAM, East aide Plaza. Blacksmith. P THOMPSON, one aqaara north af PUaa tba Austin road. . Carpenters and Mnllders. T C. ROGERS, residence sear tha Institute. Llrery and Sale Stables. J) ALES t SON, Sas Astoai. atraet. Furnttare Dealers. (AP.D A HOPKINS. Kaat aide Plats. Watchmaker and Jeweler. H RCESINS. Mt side p!aaa. Busine88Directory Continued. Merchant Tailor. DOGGER, srar Donalaon'i Mora. fllcat market. POWNSBIID THOUAI, Dorlh alda plasa. Hoot and aaoemaker. H. CBEBCII, Northwast Cor Public Square, M. at. CROW, Waal aid. Plata. GENEEAL DIEEOTORY. coMSBiasnaii era sistuot: Hob. Colurobua Upaon, of Bexar coonty. aAfoa-3lBT DiaTBior: Hon. L. J. Storey, of Caldwell Co. aaraasanTAtivaa S4ti nirraict: lion. J. M Holmes, of GuadalopeCo. Hon. W. F. Delaoy " " Disraior ooubt lira bistuot. Hon. L. W. Moora, Presiding Judge, LaQrange. timbb or Bounra oooar. Haiti, 2d Mondaja In March and September. oovari ornoaaa. Ed B. Kone, Judge County Coin, . B. O. Mardlu, District Clerk. ltd. J. L.Urean, Couuty Clerk. F.J. Mnnleve, County Attorney. Jaa. A. Wreu, Sheriff. 0. S. Cock, Deputy. 0. W. Grooms, Justice of the Peace Pre. Mo. I K. Manforo, " " " " " W. U. Wyatt, " " " " S Z. Smith. " " 4 H. A. iloMeans, Couuty Treasurer. A. Heaton, Aasessor. Joe.C. Ke, Burveyor- 1). P. HoDklna. Geai'r Precinct Ho. 1. n V Un.r. " 3. D. K. Moore Peter Bohmldt. " " " 3. J.B. Peal. " ' " 4. Jumee Forgey, Cons ble. Tiata or holdibb Covhtt akb Paaoiaot Con Criminal Couoly Court 1st Monday in each month. ' County Court for Civil and Probate business latMouday iu February April, June, August, Oc tober and December. Comnilsatonera' Court Id Mondays in February, May, August and November. Justice Court Precinot Mo. 1 lat Friday In each month. San Marcos. Precinct No. 2 3d Friday In each month MtClty. a 3d " Wlmberley'B Mill ' it 4 4th " Dripping Springs. town orricics. Mayor B. B.Coffleld. . Council W. 0. Hutchison, t. R. Fourqurean, L, W. MitchelL D. P. Hopkins, P. It. Turner. Marshal 8. Ti. Towuaend, CIIUKCIIICS. METHODIST. Preaching at the Motbodlet Church every Sabhatn. Kev. i. n.uiueu, raovor. CHRISTIAN. Preaching at tbe Christian Churchlon tbe second and ronrtn HaDoatnain eacn mnnth hv Rider J. J. Williamson. PRESBYTERIAN. Preanblngat the Presbyte rian Church on tne secona ana louriu aao bathln eneh month by tbe Rev.W. L, Kennedy. PRDTESTANT EPISCOPAL. Services every aourth Hnnday In eacn montn at tux o-ciock, a. w . mi 1 n. in., 'at St. Mark's Church.) BAPTIST. Preaching at the Christian Church on the third Sunuayin eacn momn, Dy ciaer w Rnpfmiirha. CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN. Preaching In tbe Presbyterian Cburntt on tne nrsi sunaay in each month, by uev. r. ii. uwier. MAILS. Austin Stage arrives at 13 o'otcck ! "" Antonio Hinge arrives nt Daily arrivals. Malls close at 11:30 a Lullng. arrives Tuesdays and Fridays at 4 r. v.; leaves an a. n. nexvuiuiuM.h. A. Vom Stkin, P. M SLEDGE, B. J. RANCnO PECAN SPRINGS, ITavs fio.. eieht miles Northcnst ofSnn Marcos, five miles East of Mountain Uity. RJQ Cattle Brand Horse Brand. S on left jaw of all young stock, Mission Valhy Nurseries AT MISSION V ALLEY, VICTORIA COUNTY, TEXAS. G, ONDEEDONK, Prop'r. wenaveamuieu giummj ... -' M IT relating to inuwwi ...... . tbe twenty-seven jeara of experience and obser vation, upon our own ground. We have thus en abled ooraelvea to present to the publle a list or fruits better adapted to onr climate than can be offered by any other etabllihmeul. Onr peara cannot oe iwenw "j , j j 7 one who baa a good clay anb-soll and good drain age need not bunt a better par country Uian this. Our plume and grapea are of tbe only claaaes that have been frund enccesafnl here. a ... ii., .( ..t,u ( vraltM. WtlB 1 single exceplinn, from sew varieties originated torn aed in Western Texsa. We do not claim tbat our peaches are better than every other, bat we do claim that our trees are proved as berdy a t...i- Bn imili aeedlinr. while the qualities are not inferior to the old list. Wo propose to Introduce our fralta into tha San Mareoa elrhborhood. tlherever you can raie scrub aeoiiBirs wr . r "... -i This quentlon of combininc hardiness, prodactive i it.a lAi4in Iffature. w. en ansDlv a eood arsortment af ornamental trees and pUsU. .,d.. viDevarda. ssraeriee and omamesul OuTs'ew abridged emUlome furnished free app?.ca-. W. f.r t kev Job. UilMI .1 Mareoa. (or evidence ef owr reliabi ity. We have bo traveling w B. W. Breeillng U our resileat agent st Baa Mareoo. , . for lortter IcforBatieei appiy w O. ONDERDOyit. X loslea Va'.ly. Vicuna Ce-. Texas. Ort. J-Il CHEAP JOB WORK AT THE FREE PRKS3 JOB ROOMS AT ALL TIMFi. The Two L,lshU. ' "Whan I'm i man." tha stripling cries, Aid strives the coming years to scao "Ah, then I shall be strong and wis. When I'm s raenl" "When I was yooog," tha old nan sighs, "Bravely tha lark sod linnet song Their carol under sunoy skies, When I Was young!" "When I'm s nan I shall be free Ta guard tba right, tha truth uphold." "When I was young I bent no knee To power or gold." 'Than ahall I satisfy my soul With yonder prlta, when I'm s man." "Too lata I found low vain tha goal To whleh I ran." "Whan I'm t man thas. Idle toys Aside forever shall bo flung." "Thar, was no poison lo my Joys, Whsn I was young." Tha boy'a bright dream Is all before. The man's romance lies far behind; Had wa tha present and do mere, 1 Fata were unkind. But, brother tolling in tha night. Still count yourself not all unblest, If 10 tbe east there gleams s light, . Or t&the west. A Fight With n Bear A Trtia Story. We make the following extraot from a bunting story entitled "Tbe Big Bear of Wannetola," printed in St. Nicholas for May. The incident teok place in the back country in Ar kansas, in the year 18G0, and the bunt' era were Harvey Richardson and the narrator. They were after a big bear, whose depredations bad made him the chief topio of conversation; and they started out with their dogs early one November morning. Just at day-break, we came to a crossing of the bayou where we ielt sure the bettr must puss on the way to bis den. Harvey iluced me, the dons, and himself. A fallen tree was in my front, und through its interlaced roots I could see in every direction. Hard ly had we completed our ambush when a quick movement of one of the dogs startled me. But. in' a moment, no ticing that his looks were directed to ward the crossing, I, too, looked thith er and beard the sound of a heavy ani mal sauntering slowly over the sodden ground and approaohing my lair. In an iustuut a pair of yellow eyes glared at me, and with as widu a look ot sur prise as there w;ib in mine. Recover ing myself I fired at the monster, which appeared like a huge, animated black cloud as he rose up before mo. The brute disappeared with the smoke ot my gun, but in a moment 1 was startled by tho report and shock of a second discharge. Tho other load of my gun had been accidentally ex ploded, Looking in the direction that the bear had taken, I saw he had run along the other side ot the fallen tree and met at the farther end the two dogs, when he turned about and came toward me at bis most rapid speed and in savage humor. Then there was a tearful crash and rush. The black mass came on, with eyes gleaming, and bewildering me with the reflection of their glare in the sunlight. I was conscious tbat my cun was useless, and so instinctively grasped my pistol, but found it hopelessly en tangled in my belt. For a second, de spair came upon me, but a sudden re vulsion aroused every seuse and DroniDted me to defense lor lite. Uuick- lv drawing my knife, it was presented at a thrust as the dark massa tpraug at me. At this moment, one of the huge dogs leaped at him so fiercely as to di vert the monster's attention from my self and make hiui miss lus bite, lie reared, and as be again came down on his fore feet and was in too act ot go ing over the bank, I plunged my knife to the hilt into his body, in the region of his heart. He turned and m ide a terrible nap at my legs, Out at the moment I fell backward over a bush. and so we all went into tlio bayou to gether, floundering in the water and mud. . . I scrambled to tbe edge of the slough, and watolied with intense anx ictv the result ot the battle. In an other moment, and wben tbe bear had nearlv reached the iarlber sido ot tbe poo, desperately fighting with the dogs every inch of the way, I beard a rattl ing sound and tbe wnirnng nicntot more of the pack as tbey ipranr; over me. In the raiue instant a flash shot out from the brown barrel of Harvey's rifle, and tbe bear rolled over, though he ftiil iV-b'y fourht tLe pack, aod kfrct on (bticr to the lat moment o! hU xifctenee. To my mortification, i an ruaiini'.ioD of the here carets j sbowi that my shot hal not trade j any rieible mark on tbe animal, aoj that my k&i: hti not quit, resrbed Lis he Art. 11 amy. tbot hal killel ' him. Tbe weight of the savage ani mal was over five hundred pounds. Dr I. JB. Nagle; St Nioholat for May. Love In ItM.llollent Uurb. New Orleaos "Icayuoe.J "J. Aok man Shoemaker." So reads the aim that swing over the door ol a poor shanty across the way, and I have looked at tbe pioture of the old shoemaker aod his wife, that the sunset was sure to frame in the low doorway, so - oiten that missing it brings a pang, for although tbe sign still swings over the door, the door way is vacant the picture is rubbed out. I missed tbe old wifo first. Ahl the siok poor! Shall I ever forget the small bare room, tbe closo, hot air, or the hard, hot bed on which tbe old wife lay? So ashamed of her scanty olothing; so patient in ber pain and so grateful tool I think tbe kisses she left on oar bands after we had bathed her and laid ber between the coo), white sheets we had brought will keep them fair so long as wo live. "My old woman has worked very bard all her life, and lam afraid tho can't get ovei this fever," the old husband said to us. But she did not die. God had something harder for her to do. On tho third day of her convalescence we heard that the old shoemaker bad fal len a victim to the fever and had been taken to the hospital. He never came back. Aod this is what God hud for the old wife to do that was harder than dyiug to livo and hear: "He died last night; he will be buried in the potter's field to-day, and you cun not see him because you ore too weak to wulk." Oil! if ic is hard to give up our dead with all tho comfort of the last word, tbe last look and the lastelinging kiss, and the knowledge that the dear form is clothed in fair garments and will be laid away with reverent hands iu eon scerated ground, what must have been tho agony of that lonely old soul as she sat with bowed head. "He will be buiied in the poor field to day, and I can not see him. Do you think they will bo rough with him?" 1 heard her say to a pityiug neighbor. "Will they put him away decently? Oh, it my old knees wero strong enough for mo to crawl to his Bide, so that I could put my bund in his once mora, I think I would be more reconciled to give him up. We have been married 51 years, tie always slept with my hand in his, but last night he went to sleep with his poor old bands empty, empty! My poor, lonesome old husband!" Yesterday tho old wife moved away. To-day tho landlord has been fixing up tbe old house for a new tenant. Thero will bo other pictures framed iu the doorway soon. I shall look at them from my window and like them perhaps, but never so well as I liked the picture of the old shoemakensand his wife that has been rubbed out by the passing band of death. The (a .rl ire all Want, The true girl has to be sought for. She does not parade herself as show gbods. She is not fashionabln. Gener ally she is not rich, but oh, what a heart she has wben you find her 1 So large and pure and womanly. When you soo it you wonder if those showy things outside were women, If you gain ber love your two thousand are millions. She will not ask you for i carriage or a first-class house. Shc'l wear simple dresses and turn them if necessary. She'll entertain true friends on a dollar, aod at ton it h you with the new thought bow little happiness de pends on money. She'll make you love home (it you don't you are a brute.) and teach you how to pity j while you scorn, a poor, fashionable j society tbat thinks itself rich and ( vainly tries to tbink itself happy. Now do not I pray you, sny more, "I cin't j affard to marry." Go find the true, woman anJ you cn. Throw awayj that t'tfr, burn op tbat switch cane. 1 be sensible yoors!f, aod keep your wife in a rt-nsil le way. Tc -sorrow i tbe day on which idle men work td fools retnra. Mr. Benjamin Butler was in Li youth destined by his mother to be come a Baptist minister, and she sent him to Watervillo College for prepara tion. Mr. Bland, a new biographer, relates that one of the prolofsor de livered a sermon in the cbavel,,iii . which he said: "1. None but the eleot can be saved. 2. Of so oallod Chris tians probably not more than one io'a v -hundred will be saved. 3. Heathen people will have more consideration of the Almighty in future life than moo of Christian nstions, who bear but rlo' not profit by tbe Word of God." ' Ai; ter bearing this sermon tha young Butler petitioned the faoulty to reliefo him from further attendance upon preaching, upon the ground that .ac cording to the proportion stated, not abovo six persons in the college could' possibly be saved; and as there were nine worthy professors, all of wbqyn were doctors of divinity, St wQuliJiw presumptuous for him, a poor student, to hopo for oven the remotest chance of salvation; hence in attending churqb ho was ' only making his dainonitfoti more certain and terrible. ' ' " . k Really the moat important question of the near future is whether yellow fever will return this summer. No greater misfortune could befull the country, North as well as South, than tbe reappearance with the hot weath er of tho droaded pestilence. It is said to be an axiom of Southern by' gionc, established by precedent, that the yellow fever is never epidemio for two successive seasons. But the epi demio of last year demolished many theories that had come to be regard, ed as axioms by the medical profession It invaded localities and attacked class es of people that by theory and prece dent, should have been exempt from its ravages. It manifested itself in new symptoms and under modified forms, baffling experience and requiring new systems of treatment, and this to such a degree that thero has boon consider' able doubt as to the identity of the fev er of 1878 with tho yellow fever of tbe past. If tho cities of the South rely upon precedent to protect them from the plague this Bummer, and neglect to take all sanitary precautions possi ble they will make a deplorable mistake. One thing is certain : Tho yellow fever oannot be barred out of our terri tory by any amount of Congressional legislation. We invite attention to the very interesting facts presented in an article by the Hon. J. F. II. Claiborne of Mississippi, printed on another page of the Sun today. N. Y. Sun. . When the Confederate army was on its shortest rations General Lee re monstrated one day with a straggler for eating green persimmons, and ask ed him if be did not know that they were unfit for food. "I'm not eating them for food, General," replied the man, "but for the sako of drawing my stomach up to fit my rations." A little girl who bad been on a rail road train whon an accident occurred( was told by ber mother that she ought to thank God for her escape from in jury, wben she made ber evening pray er. She did it in this way: . "1 bank you, God,' for not letting me be hurt to-day; but the next time I go to the city I'll go in a waggon." Now, children," said a Sunday- school superintendent, who bad been talking to bis scholars about goqd peo ple aod bad people, "when I'm walk ing in the street I speak to some pri sons I meet, and I don't speak to oth ers, and what's the reason?" He ex pected the reply would be, "Became tome are good and others are had,' but to bis difcoinfituro, the genursj shout wa, "IJeMuo some are rich and olbers arc poor." Thf.RE having beco a great rush caf f io;erloip.:nrrveent!y into t!tj In Jinn Territory, tbe President Lis iavusd a proclamation warning them to lee?, out of it, atd requiring ths uiiittry to enforce tbe ordrr.