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Free . Press; an i PROPRIETOR. "Prove All Things I Hold Fast that which Is Cood." I. H. JULIA-IST, ' NO: 51. SAN MARCOS, HAYS COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1883. VOL. XII. T AT m T ...aw - i i v i a. r ci is : , i Free Press. I'lilillwhett Every Thursday by 1 1 A A O H. JULIAN. ' To whom all Letter Hhould be Addretwod. ( OFFICt-tast Side ot naza. KATKSOFSVBSOBIPTIoy. On. year, In advance Six month ' ' Thret moiilht M .ftOOj ,. I a . ft! BATIK Or ADVSltTISISG, Out matt; " Inei-rtlon ,1 00 i rack addition. HlO,llMI.HIM.Mt'' i"....r. I S.oO I 5.00 S.OO 10.0 aS-' 5.00 I T OO 10.00 16.00 I .. ; iw 000 U.00 10.00 ,'" TOO 10.00 10.00 M.OO . I io.oo I at.oo sow 76.to Bualn.MC.rdi, ene ch r lew, one Carta In Bueloete Directory, on. je.r,, 91 00 Legal .nil Trmntl.nl Adv.rtU.in.nH will b. charged On. Dollar p.r equare for the Brit In tertlon, .nd Fifty Cent, per quar for each dd. tlonal Intertlon. A qn.t. I. th. ipe of .n Inch. Fractional qu.ro will b. .nunted foil ninaree. . lcil tnd Builuet. Notlcei will ch.rged t.n cent, per lino for th. Brit Intertlon, nd eight cenU per line lor etch additional Intertlon. Aunoonclng candidate roromae, county, o.. ForlXilrlot or Slat, offlcat ' Obituary notice! of overmen Hne charged at ene-half advertising rate. f BUSINESS DIBEOTORY. Notary Public, una tieneral A treat. J H. J OMAN, office Fat I'bms Building, Hunker. UD. .. U GRKRH, Sonlheaat Cornet Plate, at . ll.loo.'a old etand. D. A.'QLOVKa, North .id. of Mala-Plata. , Wuoleenle C racer. JJAKTli HI8ZIK, Bouth.att comer Plata. Dry Wood, and Urocerlee. JOHNSON A JOUKSON, Mitchell Building, Horth tide Plata. i. DAIIKT, Went eld. of the Main Plata. yt. tilRSKB, Bouth .Ida f lh. Mall Plaaa. JAILKV k BKO B. W. Corner Plama. i; I. IG1.KB AKT rat aid. of th. plaia, Jj. oppotlt. Court Uoiim. Dry lo.da, ilHKKn A PKtCK, at Malone'. old. atand. Bouth- VI eal Comer Plata. Dreea-makera. MWS IVA COOK, Sear Boiilh-eam Comer Public Square. ' . ... Srtearlea , . PIT HVOKD Bouth aid. Plata. U r ac e TTeT a t7al Hardware. i. KKKI) CO., Boutli (tide Plata. G. W. DONAIJtOS A CO,, Rati aldW Male riata. Furniture. J' WAKD, Kaat Bido Public iquare, f W. HASCB, nearly oppoalle Ulntle'a Grooery Bture. DruKaTiete.. I) rHOMMB, Boulh tld Pima. pAVffOI.DSA DAH1BL, Morth rid. of th. Mala It Plata, i Phyalclan. and airfeait. fir A. JACKHAK, Can b. found at hit reel W , deaee (formerly l)r. Blakemor.'.). DB. WX. MVRRi. Office at rromni.' Drugstore, Bootheaal Corner Public Square, n.MllHll DR. jj. B. HoLE AS. Office la Hutchiaon Rulldlng, over Dugger't Clothing Store. IB. J.H. OOMH8 office Horth aid. of lh. Main I' Plata. GW.WALTKBS.Onic. two door. Boulh of Poet , Office. FIIBKR A ROKR, .Bice In th.new Bank Building, a pita Ira. HUTCBIKOlf KRA5KI.IM. otllc. In th. Kew Building, north aid. Main Plata. OT. BROW J, .fflc. In th. Mitchell Building. npatalra. Bakery an Onfectlauary . Q LASQ I. South aide Plata. stave an Tinware. QRO.HF.KXE, Eaat eidePlata.-:- l,lvery and Male Ntaalee. J.VLRI A BOH, Ban Aatonle .treat. , Watch akeret Jewelere ana ! ciaaia. W M. ROBBIRd. Bonk aid. plaia. meat Market. g L. TOWHBBKD, touthaeat Public Bq.ar.. addle, at llnrneea. Q B. COCK, Beulbweat Corner Plata. 11 K MrMCLUS. Beat Bid. Pl.ta. at Igle II hart's ttara. Real ana Bnaea. -Xa". Lal'DIK. Reel BMa PaWI. Oeaar. l J. AKKI.A, Maaatartarw and Dralrr. Xorth ; e .Me rial. JOB PRIXTIStt! iOB PRI5TI5KI JOB PRINTING1! NORTHEAST rORSEK I'LAZ.. LCTTTtt HKAIr. r'tKHH En.. ETC. t , , . . B .fj r . n ea. at WKCHTSIKCIAITICnAEli ranty tqmi;i; Bi trisnAi IjM IS HiIIIS.III aamcaeuartwiw- - uiiiii a a t ii a-a a w- trw. m a - . -- . v L ' i . a T-r5t: Xii ai Vnm w 14. mm r. I a - ' itV I' .Vr-AT . T"V -'-- 1 . jl-TTf JV 11 IsT .. '-"In. P-I-Aa-. . ' "W. STEOK P.A.aSTO to the Front! iiifvinn niiRimin .0. nil' BUBDETT nOIUri aj.majv HAZZARD RAYMOND & GENERAL times, I am determined to Bell goods " Office of mm, iee. DRY GOODS, DRESS GOODS, NOTIONS, HATS, BOOTS, SHOES AND CLOTHING, and I call Special Attention to my stock of GROCERIES AND HARDWARE. I AM AGENT FOR THE ' ' ! ' Jackson and Moline WAGONS, Deeie and Buford, and Casady Sulky PLOWS, and also keep an assortment of Buggies and Family Carriages on hand. BARBED WIRE Sold Lower than Ever. CASH FOR COTTON, COM, WOOL and HIDES, Buying goods in large qumtitien, enables me to sell at bottom price. , , WM. aiBSEN. MABTIW WHOLSALE DBALBR IH SAN MAECOS, . r tr SOUTHEAST VVUJi.UK ALAMO MUSIC HOUSE, 220 COMMERCE ST.. SAN ANTONIO. iJealrre In 1HF CHICKEEINO, ! 1BI0N. and FISCHER -PIANOaS, S Je- AsiU f Tew of & Drninanl Sm- iml.l.ratxm. ilevTiptKrna . f(tr thm TrXKn E,Wr5 f nnmmr. . Mrnrtt. Wmn. rmce. $1 Wl ; '" THier a Wrtr Tuva lytrrwr-.T. IWrrsXlurv in tl.e Max Line. I earn Iff-i fir' BaVflll fills V "--. . .--' iTTiinrv r 1 lil i I ivn ! ORGhA.STS, .v. n.aeva we CO.. AUSTIN TEXAS. lower than ever. Bargains of end in filWlIE, AND RETAIL To) iio9 - - - TEXAS. tilfriT Tt Oaf a ft I DP a. f,h 1 ("kW vviiL,xvj oyfj KIMBALL ! MASON JL HAMLIN! aa.. n . I X i V i. O V-' " '" . ' . ..DEALER IX.... '' ' " . .MERCHANDISE. OtfyBack! Tliat's a common expres sion and has a world of meaning. How much suf fering' ; summed up in it ' The singular thing about '' it is; that pain in the back is occasioned by so many things. . May be caused by . kidney disease, liver com- , plaint, , consumption, cold, . rheumatism.dyspepsia.over ' work, nervous debility, &c. : ' Whatever the cause, don't ' neglect ; it. ' Something is . wrbng and needs prompt i attention. No medicine has, yet ; been . .discovered that . will so quickly and surely ' cure such diseases as Brown's Iron Bitters, and it does this by commencing ' at the fdundation, and mak- ! ing the blood pure and rich. . Wm. P. Marshall, of Logant port, Indiana, writes : " My wife has for many years been trou bled from pain in her back and general debility incident io her sex. She has taken one bottle of Brown's Iron Bitters, and I can truthfully say that he has been so much benefited , . that she-i pronounces it the only remedy of many medi cines she has tried." ' Leading physicians and clergymen use and recom mend Brown's Iron Bit ters, i It has cured others suffering as you are, and it will cure you. . DR. JOHN BULL'S SmffsToiSyii for The cure o FEVER and AGUE Or CHILLS and FEVER, AND ILL II ALU IU DISEASES. Tko wopriotor of thU oloBratea nodi tat iMtly olalm for It a .uporioriti; otw aU nmodlst oror offered te the pnblio for a BAM, CMTAnr, BPMDT MAHXKT oar of Asa and Foyot, or Chill aa r.T.r, wh.th.r of abort or long sUndV lDf . Ho rofart to th entire Wost.rn and ooth.ra ooaatrr to bear him testimony t the tratk of the aiterUea that in so oaM wkaUror will it aU te euro if the dirte tioM art striotly followed and tarried tut In a treat ntaay tatta a tinrit dost hat boom tnffloiont for a onre, and whole ttmi litt ItaTt beta tnrtd by a tinglt bottle, with a porfoot restoration of the gontral htalth. It it, howtTtr, prtdont, and in trtry eata mere oerUla U enre, if itanj.ii tontlnned in tmaUtr doMt for a wttk or two after the dUeaot has boon obooked, more tipeoiauy indiflooit and loBf-etendiaf oatta. Ut aUy tbia mtdloiae will met require any aid to keep the bowtlt in good order. Should Ut patient, howtTtr, require a eathartit atadialna. after haTlajr tani hariajr taken throe or four dotet of thoToaio, a tingle dote of BULL yiaaUjrrwm b. nu aCBDXL,l SAEBAPAEILLA U tht old and rtliabla remedy for impurities of the blood and Serofulent aflbouont tht King of Blood Purifier. DR. JOHH BTTU'8 TBOITABM WOBJJ BBSTBOTU it prepared i the form of aandr drops, attraoUrt to tht tight and nltatant to the taste. DR.JOHK DTJX-Xe'B SMITH'S TONIC SYRUP, : BULL'S SARSAPARIUA, . BULL'S WORM DESTROYER Trie Popular Bomoaiea cw ttta Day rriaelsal Ofllee. 831 Mala BtM LO CIS TILL X. II Dieenenarf"eUlliey Gr? -J,al-vlferouabebU- rraultlng from overwiirk. IaaiacrauoB or aiin aa, peruuux-ully cured by vua unwi.D .GALVANIC SHIELD! Ualvaale ITc-trVltv. at rnmuhra Bvwir apiNlaa- m Rgplaoea taa 'ovwa - . .. bad Viarear armaaea iraa avau-m. ead taae care wttaoat Sragaiaw the & l I C V m i:waii ixi-waa W 1.1s tmt VnZSM tX. W BaU. ', ar Atatn ICAM rlALVAPJIC CO. aiB e. tHa at. aaetea, mmm i paftfa tsnw-4- ea n r'-o vf.ee-e 11 t W I ear lil ee ya aavfkioe . a tea ;ea I aiAll a4 Haaaa lr, MliJ Illaiy I titM a-." Hiti iaHidr..w-l. a..tn u. .,tUilM. Maav af aaaal Wu eaaa aa eaa wr . w t- l a aav . e-a -. rj aw ea toanr f I fc J ir vai hf - , aai1 11 m P lu.Ma4 aa reaea, reaveMjnaeasaae twa.aev'a f. l 11 I 11 awe .a- Mn aaa aa awek a. a. t n - ae era f ..av. IT y mmm twiwi ekklia'a. a. t r- far at tilai. ana a m. m .u. a vr A a aw fwi'.. n. 1 " ' 5 aetsreM M liM ; JT7rn,'''-k-i'-ffl THOUGHTS OF TUB HJTCBE LIFE. If. at triali, and aaiM. Ih. pr.ph.t. hare told. In njttle l el oni end leg-teda f old t ir, at all nanklnd ha. darklj k.lleed, ' Rt. Ckriat. th. Uakt. waa a. earth racalrad The eplrlt of man. ralaat'd fraa lu elay, thall aoar to th. Maalar .run tar away And the aoul f th. rlfklaout, th. h.mble, and para, ball dwell In Bit .reaeooe wkUe kaaraa akall ea- t dare 0 hew nleiaed I dial and U tt U that (Ha., Where nafelt are earth' bill bu and u. eka.( at llm.i Where o rl.f lotrodea, rar.eer and ay., K. faint ranembraae. ol anil Imjl" I wandered alone .a a ealra aammer .n, and thought of thlt horn, of th. blaeeed In haaTea: Par, far from th. lam.il. f tale doekj ipkare, . And tha drear claoma which aaoompaM at here. There th. rigbteeut rejolo la endleea rapoae. All fbriotlan th.lr aarea.ail itlngnlah.d lhalrwoee; They wh. her. Iaa.lah.d and lolled from their birth, They oho had suffered and bled while ea earth. All bare a manalon appointed than there, Mid th. Mluee of hllai of (bat realm e fair. Th. eplrlt, here olongad by tla garment of .lay, Mow bath. In the founUIn ol .terual day: Th. eagat tnd mighty bards of .Id, Their mlndt' lat.nt powert In iplendor anfold; Tbenet of glory arlee oo their annloaded gate, -They shrink not before the effulgent blate; la th. boundleea rapture of that bleaaed ahoro, Tha bondaae of earlh la remembered no mere.! There Hilton retnuohet bit heereoly lyre. While flaming earaubt altaad ana tamire; Than ftnlumhne axoatlatea In vltlona of ll rat- Til e ebatn. of a tyrant dwell not In hi tights Thar. WaeWnglon Hanoi, at wauaee-a eioe. With a amlle beamlnt down an the land of hit (ride; There Franklin benlgnantly muting I. aeeo. With th. craadeur of Initnertal truttt in ma mien. And 1 thought, If eammoned now to die, i nA armUiad to aoar to Ihoae manalone .n blffh. I would treed th. black .alley of death without fear, Nor .rare from earth'a llngerai a algh er a lean Far from painful, fathoml.aa y.arnlnga eel free, it. a mm llmltUaa honaa I aheuld aeat With thalnalotth. earth, mid th.amaranth bowara, In high aane.ra. .11, .nd eonauma th. bright hoora. 0 brews of gloryl o .ye. or ugnti Whan will .abeam on ar wondering elgblt - Whan .hall I Hat to your aecentt of lore Ohl when will th. ahadowe uf aarlh remote I Oht hard of my heard If I reach that bright there, Shall w. not meet when earth' strife I all o'.il Bhall I not then, with deep reference, gat. On th. at thou ahon. la thy prime of dayat Great martyr of life! high prophet of truth! r.lK nr mv annl from nv aarllaal vonth! Though enworlhy th. fat. which 1. lb., was gle.e, By poverty, sorrow and pamon artr.n, I belle, thou art there, lu that "Bailer land," MIA blind old Humor and Mlllon'a band: That the hope which ruled thy mighty mind raaaed not away Ilk. the baeelens wlea; That lh. chains of patil.o and mltery rlvea, Thou art theie, with thy lovely loel "Mary In Heavenl" A father whotecap wat all blllerneti hare la he there, where unknown la a algh ar a tear! Do th. river, of gladneta eow Bow In bla sight, Inc. It doted to th. aanihln. la mleery'e night t And thou, who waet malehed fro untimely away, la th. brightening dawn of lit.' glorlou. day Mr brother! the aobleat, the klndwt, lh. bull Art tho. there, la that glorloat Land ef th. BI.elf Bow .ft bar. I lood In Ih. I.n. cbnrohyard thade. And gated on the apot wlrer. thy young form waa laid, And bare laid, "a Mi Mt Old thy life'. Beating day . Cnelga thee.oreMr, to gloom and decay! Ohl where ar. th. aracet Ibal beamea rrein toy minai Th. high manly thout.hu In thy boaom .nehrinadt Th. pur. light of goodne. that dwelt In thine .yet Ohl why wer. they gle.o II given io eier They are net fordealhl This poor earthly frame Bhall moulder away I. th. duel whence ll camaj - But the Bra of feeling and th.ugai in to. mine, n.lti a hieher. a nobler mlael.a aaalined : Dntramm.led .ball rtta from tb. mouldering urn. And again te lie own nallr. beaten reiarai 0 gkrrioea hope) 0 rapttt. dlrln.l My Oodl my Redeem.rl lei this hope ee mlnal Ut It dwell In my heart, let It ahlae en my way, leal the meteor, of error allure me aatray; Let It be with m. always. In Ufa and In death; That, when I thall calmly bar. yielded my breath. Men ehell cay, a they paint to my greea graaey grave. n. eaHad oa thai faith which Is able la eav.l su -a lad av Ita llahf. and eeoteiaed by ll. power. Through the grief and temptation ef earth's Beat ing hours e.wl mm traai ha baa te'ea hie eteraal abed. la a manelon prepared la the hauee ef our Oed." July, ita. HAYS COUNTY. (Concluded.) Pram th. Bitra Fan. Peeie. Berleod. What we have said has mostly a gen eral annllftation to the county. We pro ceed to nit ke some speoial mention of some of the principal divisions or settle menU. The railroad. (International and Great Northern) rotates nearly through the center of the finest portion of the county. eompoui( the Onion creek. CUttBU, waWH ww waa.w MaiihI a!a I'iiw an. I Ptrinetnaa eettla- menU. Of thew in their or ier. rrmiwiimww. ai.c a a . J. ..... Af.A.ia. i IIC Uini UI IMl,iUJDUi.l HUfi.UI . ir.i j: n .V. I lalDB wnicn run uiaauuau laivufa Texas into Mexico, peases through Hays county. iney are eoatmnous, tit rollinc hills, eix to eiaht hundred foereupied by ranches great aad sma .k... ik. 1...I ai ika aaa Alaaer tha roadtroas Aaetin to Kan Antonio, theee hilla. covered with a heavy growth of aavt.r aad lira aak. eittaJ snoat af the 1 . k. .;.ii V.aa ana.ili.iia tort ot back gromad U tha lovely, perk- won has Un noticed ta other eon ! like twames aad Uamtifal farms which I aeetiMa, Ut there are mom ather : a ..i!..!. .l. .... a a .t..:. IIMPaeaiDgta IU a ay aa Ia . 1 lert. ' For aixteea aile. Wtweea Saa Mar - eoa aad the Umadalap river, which arp ' a.im ll.r. froea t'aeaal raaetr Tkweae '. tka aaama af -Siriaarfewa" ia ea - 4ed thia peKtian W the ceaaty. TVe'ak-Mt haadred feH in 4rh. with rctx. are lor the taaot pert bault ia ' prarn " iei. aad iifnst the theerreaf-hewoaded hilU, errrUek- imm tha (ervaa Wrlaw. Few ermatrare ta the we1d eaa ewrtn thie regie, aad . . A.ay atir m iw-.n-at -r-a-ra lire ia it. grriartowa eVttarat rw th arlriaal Waea af the late (Vo-rrel ntte. a lYalVaua 4 . ad hi. mm In.law Jamei L. MaioDt) mud Samnol Kona, oootiouoito MBide therw mlo Jfhn L. C'onnallv. B noUd raiter of fina horiM, MaJ. nunUr. 'R. M. CaldirtU ad other prommsnt oiubbd. i t IIOUWTAIN C1TT ' And its enTiroDB, lying in th diwotion nf Austin, ranks amoDK the rery fore- moat divisions ot the county in mil that a naturallv lovely Bnd desirablo, and alto in itnproreuicnU and good oitisen hid. The penoil of the nnaat artist would fall far short of doing lattice to the lovolineasof the decery, while the Kmarl cultivated farm, inclosed by tone feooes, and the Ustofnl dwelling bespeak the industry, thnlt, and pro- . . v, gress of tne oitiions. uere aro a church, sohool.and a large aurroanaing DODuIation. A sort of adjunct to tint settlement are the farm, mills, shops, eta.. all maintained in regular old Southern tyle of Maj- Nance,' who has also built a handsome sonool ana church edifioe. His ranoh of 10,000 acres in one body with 6,000 aoreB In closed, eurrounds bit , homo, whore hotlth, peaoe and plenty porenmally reign. Elm Grove and Onion Creek settle' menti are like unto Mountain City, with variations. They lie nearer Austin. ' PECAN BPRIN08 ANP SCIaNOB BALL ' Roprosent one oi the very finost larm ing regions of the county, lying on the boundary of Caldwell. Pecan Springs is the name of the homestead of Col. hio.La in ainht of Kyle.: His residence is in a beautiful natural grove, in which the springs are situated. They are per nninl. and afford an abundant supply of pure water for man and boast, and fill a fUb nond below. Tne colonel poe sesses a prinoely estate surrounding his residence, consisting of 6UUU aores, or whinh 5000 are Inolosed. ' It embraces a portion of the valley of Plum Creek, of vast fertility, than which we have seta no finer view in Texas or elsewhere, ('nl Hliff ia a MississitiDian of prominent and wealthy family, bntoame to Texas with only foUw. ue oame hero from the Braios, and has only been in the county some half doion yean. Il Sa now the heaviest tax-payer in the county, and is prominent in all efforts at improvement and progress. Live Oak Springs is a similar plaoe near Kyle, the proprietor of whioh is 0. B. Dooalson, one of our best and most enterprising farmers. Our reporter has never had the pleasure ot visiting fiis plaoe, henoe cannot go into details. Science Hall ia the name of a noted academy in this part of the oounty, which has proved espooially boncfioial to the community, ; r. i DOWN THE KIVEB K mm Hun Marcos extends another por tion of the country of vast fertility and wondorful beauty, also tbiokly settled. Unfortunately, however, we cannot go many miles in that direction without getting beyond the limits of the coun ty. But portions of Caldwell and Qua dalupe the Martindale and Jennings neighborhoods, etc., naturally, by bust noas, and socially, belong to Hays entitled to be "annexed" to - af WW us. and would have been but for the io terferenoe ot political aspirants, and we think, upon juot principles of "local self goucrnmont" ought to be. If we could "vid" tome of our mountainous region for thete rich and populous portions of our sister counties, it would bo a very good exehange. The Mountain Region af Hays County. Ia view of the fact that fully two- thirds of our oounty lies in "the rooun lain. " fa rather rocky region, of mod- rata altitude, bo called) Some account of it seems indispensable in a paper of this kind. As the msin stoek raoge of the county it is by no means the least important part of it. And farming is also suocesefully followed in soaae af the allava of thia section. Our spaee will nal narnit a briaf referenen it some of , t I tba more isODOTtaot POiatB. The towns aad hamlet of this region will be found notioed aader their ap- 1 unnriila kat an era omitLad here. .- 1 lu..u.f iKa a,all r..rlila aallara are da. uvunvi . , 1 voted to farming, hat the great body of oi isu nims a iwa iboi, mai v 1 Peruana the larfflet el theta Is that oil j UatohLtoa k Good. Iriag between K Maree aad Dnppiag Spnaga, aadi tariaiac aha. I8.UO a ere. a! Mmb at the mataral eeeaeTT Ol tbl ' r i. aartlal aaaatiAa Aeaaael - 1 - .a. ma.. .. aaf iVaae iaw.i. iwiwv.,, - ief eoidrahU cxUat. They era haag' with hemaUfaUulaetitAui.aeydetrvetwd trfj ! Wa4Uea with bat raea. There are alae) 1 theae. kaowa aa DeacVe Galeh. is. eahliaee, -aWTe Re. bos. jmat aV-rve rarratery Ipriaga, aa yen BletM eaeaty. io tW mtm a e-iee aaf VarM hilla wherfe era lsr)M IM leTr - , -. - .WU Aaa-aa aai La.u . uiaiait , rUr- TV h-tVrat yrat f tke rkaaa we eveVd eay e4t tree taejej aM or 600 feet abova tha level of Bau Mar- ... . , i . . ooa. They oonutoie toe graauee. . oenery wa have beheld In Texas. Additional notes and Ceamcnta, Under this head we ehall hastily Jo down soma mitoellaneous points which have oooured to ua since the lortgoing article was prepared. , In speaking of our rivers wa aught have enumerated the Perdioalos among thorn, sa it flows across a corner of tho It is a wild mountain stream, flowing through very deep canons aimi lar to those of Colorado. .... -,. ' nM.. l.-.nn!.. nfT' nf tMM af OUf mountainous region referred to, had ref ' erenoe to tne projeot oi a new ouuuij w ha nnmnosed oi cortions of UayB, Trav is and Blanoo oountiea. " ' ' ;' T' In enumeraung tne proauouons oi sue . waean amlliMt l.l have anakan of hootV. ' ' There Is no beter eonntry for bees probi . ably in the woria. vinere aro mountains some - immense caves nllea with wild houcy. ' ' .rit. te:A tAAma aa wall aa tne nlllS. are supplied with Umber in .real varie ty, Large Doaies oi 11 ' (..nation nf the San Maroos and tha I We find we have not spoxen m or , Manoan DODulatioa. They are here .in considerable numbers, and since tht Catholio oharon was duui new, nej m increasing in numbors, but are rather . transient in their habitt. They are of the lower olass, ana empioyea w more oommon and rougher jobs ot want, Bosidus the black land, we have aov- eral other varietiea of aoil, all good and ; productive. , , The Ssn Mstcob and Guadalupe throughout their entire course abound v in npe Bites lor water-power. It has been suggested to ub thai our sUtementas to tha price af improved 1 I. luhiik antra lot OUltO Small , traoU, and that the true range for large trtots, Bnd oommon improvenionie won t.. oa . a ai. rr arret Our remarks mi i rviu va " r - - . as to the ooet of ImprovemanU. also ap- ll . i - ..J ala adantiAa aff piy 10 Bmll traute, auu an- (1 .L. t.A tit aavlain eaetlOBS. and 1110 IMO uua lav " " . proximity of railroads and enseqaeal greater cheapness of lumber, woald prob ably in luslioe demand a considerable abatement on the figures on this subject oonUined in tne ooay or our artiuio. i A very agreaoie lomiura m aa.. p . at.. a' a,militinn of the bnOOle. . Tk ..Ihkim knth af wealth and DOT erty are pretty mueh nnknown. " i'." Keptiles ana vermin are thuuu awaw BmlimnwAllBl Bin 11 trnnhlasome than ia pop ularly supposed abroad. . . Wa resided V Tr 1 r A..uil a aaa cere nve yearn ueiuiw a venomous reptile, though rattlesnake and copperheads are not nnoommon i ta .a .0 PWt 1 a,- JM A a al Inn the mOUOUinS. IBS oenaip-iue t .uw only dangerous specimen of the vermin tribe. House flies aro far lees Burner-1 ous and troublesome than at tha North. There ia considerable game In tha mouotain part of tha county. Besides tne smaller varieties, ueer are and bears. oaUmountB. ate., are some times met with, i As to fish, we bava seen a catflnh caught in tne can warooa , whioh weighed upwards of 30 lbs. The oounty rests on a' limestone for mation. Gypsum abound in plaoe in the hills. ' :'. . .. The "ugly namea" or certain , loomii-: ties of the county will be apt to attraot the notice of the reader. Tha woral - of these is "Dead Mai'a;Hole," wbiofc, calling up as it does, a nideous reoouw .a . a.,, rur!rvl it wnrfl arreatly to te desired should be entirely and , for. ever blotted out trom ne poo v u man remembrance, Adjoining Coaatlaa : Amone the adTmntages- of Hays floruit-., not tho leaat is the fact that itia Burronndod by other eonntiea. ea ah almost equally attractive, sua is urns the contre of a very large, beaauiai and fertile territory. On the north eaet lie Travis, containing the State Capital, Austin. Southeast lie Uaia- -well and Giiadalupe, both vastly fer tile and more populous, with their flourishing county towns, Lockhart and Seguin, the latter now a station on the Gralveaton, HamBburg aad San Antonio railroad, while Luling in Coldwell and Kingsbury in Ouad alnpe are also stations on the same road. On the southwest we have Comal, with it metropolis, New Braunfela, eighteen miles from Saa Marcos on the road to San Antonio, a clace of some 1500 inhabitant a, the centre c f a large ana nounsning ww- nvan community, ue easy son v trade, manufacturea and lnduatry, To the north weat lie Blanco, one of tha most thrifty, romantie and inter- eating of our Mountain counue. Taking the entire six counties anMC notice, adding adjacent portions of Oofualea and Bastrop, and wa feel snfe ia aaying that it would be diffl eult to locate a more desirable and attractive refpoa of coca try ia Texan or alaawhavra. extawdltiaT M it UO v. wm. " 1 a .a - al-l 1 - a IV. flA.J.TnnA rrooi toe uupwaw w ' rv brncinB; the) valley of tend y JSUxtea. . , . I st anal r.lnrtaon kmowai to the Stat. fr n A. Criffia. Ilajxalloa. aara i t rmva but rhild Brovrn a Iron Bit- m)em mntLtnm fruta a flnxmirj i -taoa and ll i-l7vel bixa." - l CaXa. ad taa rta aad bay a L-. a. K4--T. aa t. t-.lUe.ae- kalaaaa-. kaatri S -, and aaay W tte aaenemeef aavwag yam beaaVrada mi Aaieaem.