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San I - V Ami . H PROPRIETOR. I. II. JTJLIA.7ST, "Prove All Things I Hold Fast that which Is Cood." SAN MARCOS, HAYS COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1881. NO. tl. VOL. XIII. Free Press. rVBUUBCO ITEM TBUBSDAT BT '. '.. ISAAC JL JULIAN, To whom all Lettri should be Addressed. OFFICE-North Side of Plizi. BATES OrSVBSOBlPTlOif. On J, Is tdveae. ....... fl N Sis Berth . .' 1 Tore ath M Tl MATM3 OF ADYXXTRIIX8. On Blurt, latartlea 91 M mb addtUe. aj liMrtloa anler eae Burnt. M m mi aa ar. 1 II. Iimi. IBM. II M 1 Square t " " ft eom.j t.OOl I.N s. ! t o T.OOl 10.00 '11.11 MOO . IS. 11.0 10.0 MM MOO 10.M 1S0 M.O M.00 Ke U.SS ao.ooi MM L(l TT.MI.M 4MrtlMBBU Will b. ebtr.ed One Dollar per !" tor la Brat la asiuSa, ..d fifty Cant. M' o.ar tlenal In.ertlon. A eounr I Ik epaoe " lien" Freetlenal .qusre. will k . " rnll Tic'aT'.nd Ba.ln.te N.tlee. -III k. ' cu pr lln (or the firet Intertiea. and lfht Mib line lor twk additional laeartloa. AnnoanolngeandldaU lor 111.., eeanty, f or Dlelrlct er State offlee " Buelnaee Card., oa ib r mm, year, J Card, la BmIo.m Directory, on veer. SS 00 GENERAL DEtEOTORY. OFFIGIAIj. OMQiunui-re DliTmlOTl Boa. Jam Millar, of Gonial Ceoaty. aaatToa- i&ni wmioTi Bon. 00. Pfeolftr, of Comal 0. Banana ativb Sin auraiem Boa. Sterile, flther. of Hey. Co. Boa. i. Stegner, of Oaldwell Co. ... imiOT SO0B 1BTB BUT1I0T. a. L. W. Boor. Presiding Judge. UQraag. J. H. Bethany. Attorney, Ao.tln Co. tibii or bold lira ootjbt. Bay. M Heodey lo March and September. OOUMTT OmOBBI. . Ed R. Koa, Jndg County Court. Jae. O. Bo.rle.oa, Dlit. and County GUrk. Owen Cord, Coanty A'terney. . fl. E. Barker Sheriff. J. at.Tnrner, Deputy. ' . 8. Cock, Ja.tlea ol tbo eeee Pre. Bo; 1 D.,wi.ynck. . ;; V. ' A.-'."' " " - W." ".'ck, " - " - 6 . J. II. Paturwn, Coanty Treataror. R. B. rortwn, AM.nor. Jo. C. , Borreyor. T.J. MnCarty, Coai'r Preolnot No. X, ' l.B.EatlllT. " . " l.k. Burlewn, ' ! W. R. Wood, " " i. J. V. Pltn, Con.tablo Preelnet lol. ' TlMH Or BOLIHim COOMTT ABB PBBOIBOt OOOBTO County Court lor Criminal, Civil and rr.bata baa Inem 4th Monday, in J.ull.ry, Marok.Ilay, July, Beptaniber and November. Commi.alonar.' Court Id Monday, la February, May, Ansu.t and November. Juallee Oturt Preelnot Ho. 1 let Friday In eaob month, Ban Marco. Preelnet Mo. J Id Friday In eaeb month Mt. City. " S 3d " Wimberlry'. Mill. 4i . 4 4I0 . Dripping AprlnM. . tuwb orricaai. V.vor C. S. vocV. . Council W. O. Ilulclil.on, fl. W. Donalnon, T. P. ill.l. A.hvrr, Wm. Cien. t.r.nl r. M. Prince. Council meets the llr.l Tuoiday In ecb nio-itb. ARMVAI. AND DKPAUTURE OF. TO ANP PROM BAN MA11008 POST OFPICK. Mall from Auatln irrive at J:5 P. M.i clo.e at 1:00 P. U. " ' " San Antonio arilve at 1:15 P. M., clo.e at t:o P. M ....... AjiIIiik, arrive, at IS M., clone, at 11:15. P. U. AlHivenialU arrlv. and depart dally, lllaneo, via Wlmberley depart. Monday and Friday at il A. M. Arrive Tueaday and 8aturday at 7 PM. General Delivery from 8 A. M., to IS M., and from 1 P- M. to 5 P. M. Pontolllea open on Sunday on hour after distribu tion of nialla. ALBERT BEATON, P. M. METHODIST. Preaching at the Uethodt.t Church every Babbatb, Bev. Buckner Harria, Pator. Sunday School at o'clock, A.M. Cla.a meetlug or young Man' Prayer Meeting at S o'olook P. M. Prayer Meeting on Wednesday. PROTESTANT KPISCOPAL. Service, let and Sd Sunday. each month, at MX o'clock, a.m., and T r. ., (at St. Mark'a Church), by the Bev. Mr. Allen. BAPTIST. Preaching at th Baptl.t Cbnrck on th flr.1 and third Sunday lo acb month. Bev. J. Bendon, pastor. i CATHOLIC, aervlee th Sunday In eauh month, Bev. Father Morandi, pa.tor. CBBISTIAB. Service every Ind and 4th Sunday eaou month. Bev. J. L. Prltchatt, patter. PRBSBYTBB1AN. Servloe lad and 4th Sunday, each month. Rev. J. B. Frenoh. pa.tor. Baa Marco Lodge Bo. 41 meet. Saturday on or before full moon. A. 0. Danfortk W. M. Albert Uea'on Secretary. San Marooa Chapter No. 11, meeU Tuetday on or telore full moon. P. J. 0. Smith M. K. B. P. Albert Beaton. Seeretanr. Bay. Lodge K. of B. Ho. 1S8, meet Ind and 4th Friday, or each month. J. V. Batching, Dictator, T.J. Peel. Reporter. Lone Mountain Led re Be. ISA meet every Mondav nlahi. J. T. Holland. B. O. Albert Beaton- Beoretary. Park ln InuiDBmt Bo. 6S meet l.t 3rd ind 6th Friday of each month. J. Ward, CP. Albert Beaton Secretary. . Ordar of Ckoeea FrleBd, Baall Dallar, C. C, Albeit Heatoo. Secretary. Printing Outfit. FOR SALE, C2 Tk Ckaapest Tt I 5CT The aubaoriber has for sale the greater portion of t NEWSPAPER AND JOB PRINTING OUTFIT (except Newspaper iTesa,; consists or 150 to ZOO lbs of Bour geois ; about 100 lbs of Nonpareil, (both at ond hand, bat good, and very complete and well sorted ;) some FIFTY FONTS more or lees aa may be wanted of GOOD HANDSOME DISPLAX AND JOB TYPE, "of all aorta and sises a pair of chases for aiz, seven or eight earama paper, with Column and Read Rule, and an abnndaiie of Leads and DaAea all complete and (rood: Brass Galley; Oases; Job Chases; Com- potdng K ticks. Arc, ate. Also a gooa NOVELTY JOBBER! 10x14 inch mi inside of chase. All of which will be sold AT A BARGAIN FOB CASH. bing entimly BO-rprcM to any office. IjnpTes aotat of typ And other particular will be est on afpUcauoa. uoa i nu to vrriie me, for I ain prvpared to offer the grrtUrH bar. pi in PritUttff Xntrrial U be found in tiu SUUt r rif Addraaa L H. JULIAN. Froprietor Fa Pacaa, rWa MarrOB. Texas. TEE 8 AH MARCOS FREE PRESS mmd IW LealerlTte WEEKLY COURIER -JOURNAL On fmmr ler tf Tomb far BBale sen e as re w11 fteoanwarael. Ik rr er aW Seveh. Ij eaialti ar -.. e4 eW WM, eal aa MrtMiaaif Hv ake fr m , T"wwi in l.n a oeay a Cower- e aa a e Ve BUSINESS DIRECTORY. BANKERS. ED. J. L. OREO, Boutboojit Oornw l'lajut, bI Uttloue's old atund. D. A. OLOVEI1, North aiJo TUx, . ... . , la wrsita. w 000 4 F011D, Wood's NewBulldlnR UpaUlra. . O T. BHOWN. Ofncoln Uitohell Build. , inn, apatuira. FI8HE11 & ROBE, Offlco In Wood's Now linildiiig npatAirB, NOTARY PUBLIC & G'L AO'T. TL JULIAN, Jadgo Wood's New Build. , Iur, npaiitlni. PJI YS1C1A NS k SURGEONS, D ItS. WOODS A BURLESON, Offios at Uaynolda t Danior dntgHtora. D B. WU. MYE11S, Office at Fromme's Drugstore, 8outbeatit Corner Plaza. DENTISTS. D B. J. H. COMBS, Judge Wood's New Bmldiug, upstairs. D B. N. B. MoLEAN, Offloe in Jud. Wood's Building, wltnDr. uouids. DRUGGISTS. FltOMME, South side Flaza. RAYNOLDS Jb DANIEL, North aide Flaza. DRY GOODS. CI BEEN & l'HICE, at MiUone'a old stand, T Southeast Corner Plitza. DRY GOODS & GROCERIES. JOHNSON & JOHNSON, Mitchell Build ing, North side plaza. L. JT. DAILEY, Went Side of Main Plaza. DAIL1 Pli AILEY & BRO., Southwest Oornoi iitza. E I. IGLEHART, Enst side of Plnzn . Opposite Court House. BOOTS if- SHOES. JB. HANKLA, Mituuffteturor nud VciC , er, North side Plaza. f ERH. LAUMEN, EaHt Side Plaza. WHOLESALE GROCER, MARTIN HINZIE, Boutheaat Corner Pltza. GROCERIES. A. J. SWASEY. South sido Plaza. GROCERIES & HARD WARE. GW. DONALSON & CO., North aidn . Plaza. FURNITURE. J. WARD, East side Plaza. J W. NANCE, nearly opposite Hinzie's . Grocery Store. WA TGHMA KKJtS & J IS WHLEJiS. W. H. BOBBINS, North side Plaza. STOVES it- TINWARE. M ABTIN HINZIE, Southeast Cor Plaza. Gr EO. IIENNE. East Side Plaza. S ADDLES it HARNESS. c. S. COCK, Southwest Corner Plaza. WK. McMULLEN, East side Plaza at , Iglehart's Store. LIVERY A SALE STABLES. B ALES & SON, San Antonio Street. MEAT MARKET. S. L. TOWNSEND, Southwest Plaza. BAKERY A CONFECTIONERY. F EITZ LANGE South aide Phua. LANDA & BRO., "Wholesale Dealers in GRAIN. FLOUR. MEAL, PRODUCE AND HAY. WAREHOUSES at New Braunfds, San Antonio, and Laredo. WE QUOTE PRICES FOR CASH ONLY. AT KETAIL Patent Mismri Fkmr, in barrr-U, rrr " Extra Mo. " " saw " Extra Fancy " " " F.7 Cboioe Family 1W NirBntKna " - fWd Oats, jr bri-lvl reeding ditto per imum White uorn - - Choke ewXn rtaio in aarks, rr Urly Atoae na. AH Good Gmrni4 The Free Press ofiicc docs TtltC Central Hotel. MAIBPLAIA. SAN ANTONIO TEX. Bl.S. per air. ItaaleS a the Mala Plata, la th. vary alr f Ikeally.betnoaatuo Uepote. arlln Street oer IB front renalng to all Pablie Plaoe and Pleaaar Be. ana. Hnaare la all Train., aad Daily Slene ta all point.. Telephoo connection, with every part af Ike ity an vaiiona point. Bona, ana wee, awt. trio Ughl, Semi-dally Mall Delivery, la Ike meet eea venlent to ba.laeaa and pleaear, aad balag aader the eldeai maaagemoal la lb beat plea to eatals latorm.iloa aboal th eoaetry, Owning er ova Improveajenl. we aaa taralab flral-elaaa aaaaatBM daUoB. al SI AO per day, Ibue aavlog I oar pa Irene llra.ltl.O per day. Bngllik, Garmaa, Praack aad Spen!k tpokea. Oa.fW will raoelva tka boat attention. aelS i. m. ii4Ki:n. rrBiV. W. H. BOBBINS, ajBaBaT THE "OLD RELIABLE" WATCHMAKER JEWELER, -)n(- OPTICIAN, tad dealer in all grade of CLOCKS, WATCHES, JEWEL BY, SILVERWARE, FANCY GOODS AND NOTIONS. NORTH HI UK OP TBI PLAZA. All goods warranted as represent edail work to give satisfaction, or money refunded. . . - " C7 All goods sold as low if not lower than can be bought olsewhore in Texas. : "A Merciful Man is Merciful to his Beast." ONLY 25 CUNTS- 2,500,000 ALREADY SOLD. A TREATISE ON THE . t HOR'SEHa INS HIS DISEASES BY B. J. KENDALIi & CO., FILL F . Valnabie and.. Practical l.l'OBATI01, AND CONTAINING AN INDEX OF DISEASES. Which gives the symptoms ; Cause and Best treatment of eneh ; a Table giviug all the principle drugs used fbr the Horse with the ordinary dose, effects and anti dotes whon a poison, a Table with an en graving of the horse's toeth at different aces, with rules for telling the age of the Horse ; C5 Engraviugs showing the important points in the structure of the Horse, also illustrating various diseases. A valuable collection of receipts ninny of which would cost a horse owner three to five dollars each. Every Farmer, Should Own This Book PRICE 25 CENTS 25 Remittances may be made in currency sil ver or stamps. Send all Orders to IBtFREE PRESS KK WESTERN NURSERIES! The anderdgned wonU announce lo all wheal It nay eo.ieem, the! tbey have now on hand at their ground, near WI.TillKHl.EV. IIAV8I CO.. Hp W V At M . tnrl BU BUMrtatta BE jT.jmr- at ssttftn Surscry Stock mainly of Home Growth, and hence more likely to do well la tbl. toll and climate than taoee produced la ether ell mete, and aoil.. Theiretock oon.ut. In ptrt of Peach, Plom. Apricot, Almond, and Apple Tree., Ortn Vlnee a peclalty. Aleo Greenbouao and Bedding Plant.. Koeee aad Ornamental shrubbery, aad Piowar In variety. All order, promptly Slled. Addroea, BOZARTH & WIMBERLY, Wimberly, Hays Co. Texas. eplS Sm barrrL hundred " -- " - " C 50 S 13 i on 75 t So t M no 1 W 1 M or Mmj I.VfwJtLj?4 LATJDA & BRO., New I'rxrrnf'-ls or Sin Anf'WiioL only first-class Job Printing. aBTIBBU . .ABaU. JB- XV JBf Ta, JV Jr leiw TRUE LOVE. I think true love is never blind, But rather bring an addod light, An luner vision qulok to Jlnd The beauties hid from oommon sight No soul can ever clearly sea Auother's highest, noblest part, Save through the sweet phllosophx And loving wisdom of the heart Yonr nnanointed eyas shall fall On him who fills tny soul with light You do not sea my friend at all, You see what hides him from your sight I are the feet thai fain would climb t Yon, but the steps that turn astray ; I see the soul unharmed, sublime t You but the garment and theclny. You see a mortal, weak, mislod, Dwarfed aver by the earthly clodj I see how manhood, perfected. May reach the stature of a god. Blinded, I stood where now you stand. Till on mine eyes, with touches sweet, Lore, the deliverer, laid his hand, And lo t I worship at bis feet 1 Rf mlnlsconcfs of a Texan VctoranThe SanUFe Expedition, etc. BI 0. BKBABO. . LVII. Kendall's kariiativb oomtimcbd. The dav following that on which Colonel Cooke and his comradeBwere marched through San Miguel, we petitioned the old alcalde for a change of quarters, the room wo were then occupying, although comfortable in every other respect, being so com pletely overrun with chinches and other vermin, that it was impossible to sleep at night. After we had wait ed with great impatience for two days and passed two more sleepless nights, the old fellow finally procur ed for us a clean and comfortable room, directly on the plaza. A hint from Van Ness to the effect that Arniijo should be made acquainted with the kind of room the old alcalde had fur nished us, probably induced that functionary to haston our removal. When established in our new quar ters, our time passed more agreeably. Oar only occupations were eating, drinking, sloeping,. chatting with tho gh-la, who male us daily via. is, and speculation on our, past reverses, our presont position, and future pros pects. At dark wo would build a fire, for the evenings wcro now cool among the mountains, and then prob ably Emend half the night m song and story. Each one of our little party had a checkered oxpenonce to relate, and the recital of some ludicrous ad venture would bring forth a peal of uproarious laughter, much to the as tonishment of the little knot oi Mexi cans congregated among us, who could not conceive how prisoners, in the power of such a man as Armigo could indulge in such boisterous mirth. For myself, I must Bay that I never laughed more heartily than while confined in that little prison-house, and could our anxious friendB have been spirited to that wild and roman tic land, and permitted to eavesdrop under the walls of our carccl (prison), on some of these evenings, they could hardly have deemed us other than a party of merry fellows holding jolly carousal. But through all this hilarity, thoughts of escape frequently enter ed our minds. Those of our guard who manifested the greatest astonish ment at our indifference to our im prisonment, we could have captured and tied with their bows and arrows, and a German double -barrel in their possession, wo could next have taken tho town of ' San Miguel with the the greatest ease. On several occa sions so careless was the guard, that they allowed us to make trials of skill with them with bow and arrow, Mai. Howard beating the best of them at a game which may be considered their own ; but, even with their anna in our possession, where were we to goto! Had we known thia, what we afterwards ascertained, that bo many dreary months of toil and cap tivity were in store for us ; hail we been aware that by forced marchea we could have reached Bent's Fort in three or four daya, we might have made the attempt There was do one. however, to give ns advice, to i friend without to aid na in an' under tiking of the kiuJ, we knew rjothib ' of the country, and thus we wire 'comrw-llc-l tt giTe np all UiooliU of !an eecape at a time when he cLan of iU beixig aacowful were a!to til ler in our fAvoc. With the knowledge I te Lave aicce ' 0 I d-ruLl if wiae t'trtj yraid bo ffclj k-pt ai. otV-r tn-irith in Sn lli-l, at k-t rit'j si weak a giiw 1 an 1 nn ler I V urcmatT.x-n V LaJ Ud t-t a weti ia vsj new Quarters before a caravan arriv ed direct from St Louis, owned by ono of the Chaves, family a rich and poworfnl connection in New Mexloo. Chavoa bimsolf, in a neat buggy wagon, aocorapaniod his men. I could not help reflecting while gas ing at him in tho plaza, npon the dif ferent treatment ho had met with in the United States from that I had met with in his country, knowing aa I did that my foelings and intentions on entering the latter were precisely the saiue as his on first aotting his foot on that soiL As he thore bo hero I claimed citizenship. I would have ohcorfullv endured a months extra imprisonment for an opportun ity of making known my reflections and feelings to Chavez, but this was not to be he did n6t como within speaking distance. Three or four days after Chavez passed through San Miguel, another caravan, made up of Americans on their way to California, arrived bore from St. Louis, and after resting themsolvos one .day, again took tip thoir departure for their new homes west of the Rocky Mountains. Anx ious as we were to converse with these men, and gather news from them of tho world without from which we had been cut off more than four months, we were forbidden the privi lege. The alcalde undoubtedly had his orders not to allow any Jnter- course, and scrupulously did he obey them, WASHINGTON LETTER. IFrom Our Bfguler Corre.pondent.l "Washington Feb. 11th, 1884. The report from Mr. Randall's com mittee on rules provided that the roles of the House of the Forty-sixth Congress, as amendod by the presont IIouhg, Bhall be the rules for the Forty-eighth Congress until furthor or dered. But about fourteen amend ments wcro thereupon submitted, nearly all of which were opposed by Mr. Randall, and suffered defeat. Mr. Anderson's amondment forbid ding the floor to ex-nicmbers who lined their privilege of admission for lobbying purposes was lost, but Mr. Cox, with his usual tact nnd good luck, carriod tho House with him on his motion to continue the census committee. Mr. Bolford and "Ca lamity" Weller entertained the mem bers by. their observations, the for mer in favor of his amendment pro viding for a clerk for each member of Congress not the chairman of a com mittee, and the lattor by a vehement speech, attacking the national bank system. Mr. Reed also "talked right out in meeting," and gave the House and the country some needed facts on the inability of Congress to cope with the business of legislation un der its present rules of procedure. He claimed that Congress does not reach eight per cent of its business. In the last Congress, of a total of ten thousand bills and resolutions in troduced, only three hundred were passed. But the "physical impossi bility," as claimed, for Congress to deal with more than a small fraction of its business might be materially lessened by giving a greater measure of time to legislation. As it is now, Congress is in session loss than one- half of the time, and when in session gives itself many holidays. Except at the end of the session, Saturday is always a holiday, and Friday gene rally so, and fourteen out of twenty four months are spent in vacations. The bill providing for a now Con gressional library has been made the special order in the Senate for next Tuesday, and there is reason now to hope that the effort to provide the Congressional library with suitable accommodations will not much long er be frustrated. The library is grow I inff steadily year by year. Twelve months ago it numbered 480.078 vol uxuea and 1CO,000 patnpLleU. It now conUiLS 513,411 books and 105,000 IpftmpalctB, not half of which nn r I male available for want of jroTr ' spare. One has only to eaUr tie rxooi tu be given tto ocular jToof" ,of lL feTCit Deed of Larger aocomrco 'dations. TLe toUal niUxuate cost of ' tLe j-rvp -J new lnii.Lng will be i ISCI'VpO, and it wi3 amxnnmodate 3.0-Xl.OCO book. 1'rtxl IfcTAgU, tLe eruizietit ecJoreu oritur, m Laving U tratla of tl old axliA. e unj ntl rj;ti L.ro, thai tL ctar oi true-lore) bcvi-v raxra manih. II .a ciirocratAe ixu4raui,atJ vet! ye has eausod much family unpleasant ness, and now his ex-honso-keoper proposos to sue for 13,000 for ser vices. He is aaid now to have a for tune of 1200,000, the foundation of which was laid by a Miss Griffith, an English Abolition enthusiast, who en tered his family as a member oi it, bought him a house and Bet him np as the proprietor of a newspaper in Rochester, just after be bad secured his freedom. We have an inundation from the Mississippi River in the shape of a vinvflntion composed of delegates from theSlatea borderinff on the "Fa ther of Waters." Tbey came to dis cuss plans for improvement oi tneir rtvAr and to flood Congress into a recognition of the neocossary meas ures towards this end. ajxmox. The Iroa-Clad Oath." RiinRflt Cox never made a more elo quent speoch in his life than on the repeal of the iron-clad oath. To the credit of more than a hundrod Re publicans in the House be it said that only eloven votod for tho retention of war leirislation. Under the spell of Cox's impassioned nttor- ancea the bill passed tne nouso into a gale of success. As a similar meas ure introduced by Senator Edmunds is ponding in the Senate, thore is good reuBon to nope tne present session 01 rvmoTOHfL whatever else it fails in do ing, will be signalized by the obliter ation oi tne tost oaui jaw irom ue national statute books. It is high time to dispense with it We are a united people now, and it only serves to keep alive the memories of an un happy ponod, wnicn, in tuo proviaonce of Gotland the oommon patriotism and confidence of ft groat prosperous and intelligent people, will never come to this country again. Thb star route crowd formed a Eoworful combination. Even after Irady was removed and members of the gang had been indicted. Elmer, tho second assisstant postmaster o-enoral. kont ricrht on making con tracts with the indicted men. And Elmer was but recontly removed from his office. When all tho facts aro known il will doubtloss bo found since the Btar route rogueries were - . .. ai exposod to tuis day mere nave ooon mnn in lnVh nnnifinnH in Washington who have usod their power to help tuo rascals escapo punisumont lor their misdeeds. Robert G. Ingersoll's fathor was a minister of the last generation, and tnr n lnnrt l.iinfl iinnfor nf ill A flonoTO- gational Church at Madison, Ohio, and at Ashtabula, the place of the memorable railroad disaster. He was successful as a revivalist, and finally gave up tno settled pastorate in or dor to spend his time in evangelical work. He was capable of arousing the emotion to a high pitch of ocstao- tic enthusiasm, xnis description is hv a man who sat under his ministry. and who also tolls how little Bob used to engage bis father in long disputa tions, bringing up the iormer ekept inol nn7loa nf thfl whale, the frocs and the sun standing wtilL - Tma sentence in the Cleburne Chronicle sneaks a whole volume re garding the narrow mindednoss of tho ''old Alcalde:' "JSx-uovcraor Roberts said he would like to be (lovernor acain for ten minutes in order to veto the school bill. The Professor sooms to be in favor of free education for those who are rich enough to attend the university, but ODDoscd to free schools at the homes of tho poor who are unablo to go off to high schools. While the i'roies sor draws $3,000 a year for teaching Law at the univorsitv he is not willing to pay $ GOO a year to the teacher who performs the more unpleasant lasit oi teachinor the common school. Pro fessor Roberts is inconsistent" An Englishman representing a syndicate desiring to invest aoout !S25,000,000 in ranch projierty in Texas, has left that State in disgust, and will make an adverse report to his principals. lie thinks there is is more security for property in Ire land, and no prospect of improve ment in the near future t,x. Just so. 100,000 good farmers or mechanics, each with a single dollar in his pocket, would add five times that sum, to make a low estimate, to the wealth of the State within one year, and whilo the proceeds on the j foreign investment, would le dmin- ed fmm the SUto to be spent abroad, ! in the other tho wealth created by 'her own citizens would remain, con ' stanUy ansahting in the further de velopment of the State. Let the bloody HiDglihbman go. i The wire fetr enctrtrverey rn -ttirakais the antitbern of that in , Texas. In N-lTBka it is a runri ' otjrirny wWh hnn ft'evl in, as it is Cl'-g'vl, 62. Wr) acres ox proiri guixla bt-kitiging to the pcUie domain, and th Vb.ted Sut) DiMrict AUorr.ey hum tv-pra rxt (f tiretaoval of tb fne aTrrrirg that ettJfT baT l-n jTt-rttitd from ta.1 .rj np Lo IaxkL WWttlf r oa Teprasfe. The following lottor was written by John G. Whittier to the Women's Christian Temperance Union, at its recent anniversary celebration at Cleveland of the women's crusade: TWv TViflndH! I flfalinot let the ntftl nf the Women's National Christian Temperanoe Union" pass without expressing my nearty sym nafk with ita nhiiwta and mr annrov- al of its methods. Its beneficial in- flu nn haa I men felt in everv section of the country. It baa baffiod'tha schemes of politicians and parties) by . .a a il . ... 1 appealing curecuy to tno morai bwibs of the people, and infused fresh lift into churches and sects by its practi cal application of the precepts of the gospel of Christ When I reflect upon the awful magnitude of the evil, the crime, the pauperism, the wreck of home, and the unspeakable de basement of humanity everywhere apparent, I am appalled, and some times almost hopeless. But when I think nf vonr organization, and what it has done during the last ten years, . mi .a I take new courage, xne women oi the country will yet save the men of nf it Give them what they are now unjustly deprived of, the right of suf frage, and the elose of the next de aaIa will seethe liauor trafllo abolish ed in every State in the Union. Thino truly, v ! John G. WHrrnra. A Fenee Cutter's Letter. New Yobk, February 4. The Bun has a communication defending the fenoe cutting in Texas. He says that by the homestead laws tho public lands were reserved for actual settlers. They went there under this pledge, and in time acquired herds of cattle. They did well, and encouraged others to follow their example. When it was soon that the business of raising cattle was profitable, large capitalists non-residents, and many of them foroignors engaged in the business, and sought out some ranches and brought nerds of cattle from Texas and elsewhere. They then set to work stretohing wire fences across the country bo as to exolude the cat tle of settlers from grazing on the lands oxcept in their immediate neigh borhood. By this means tney are de spoiling the settlers of their country. It is called "freezing them out" They in this wholly defeat the object if the homestead law, and prevent the settlement of the country. The settlers have taken their families and made tho country thoir home. It is a country fit for nothing but raising cattlo. If the settlers are deprived of this resource, they must leave. They know this, and believing that the ex clusion of them from the range is a violation of their rights, they have, in many cases, cut these fences. Thoy cannot contend with companies unless the government passes string ent laws to protect the settlors from encroachment , s , . What Is Exempt Under the Texas Home, stead Laws. " , One gun. Burial lots. . Twenty hogs. ; All wearing apparel. Twenty head of sheep. . One carriage or buggy. . All farming implements. Two horses and one wagon. ' One horse, bridle and saddle. " The homestead of the family. Five milk cows and their calves. All current wagos for persona ser vice. -. ' , -Ail household and kitchen furni ture. Two yoke of oxen and tho neces sary yokes and chains. . The family library and all portraits and pictures. All provisions and forage on hand for home consumption. All saddles, bridles and harness necessary for the use of the family. All tools, apparatus and books be longing to any trade or profession. A mortgage, deed of trust, or sham sale of homestead ia absolutely null and void. Exempt personal property can be sold or mortgaged by the husband without the intervention of the wife. The homestead is liable to be sold fgr the purchase money of the same and for making improvements there on when a written contract to erect said improvements is made in accord ance with the law. The homestead cannot be sold to ttay any taxes except the tax due on the homestead itself. Two hundred and fifty dollars worth of household and kitchen fur niture belonging Uo each family in this State are exempt from taxation. Two hundred acrew or less consti tute a bomefteod, with improvements thereon. A town or city homestead eornprices a lot or lots not exceeding 1-S.OoO m y&loc at the time it is st ! apart far a boruetad, without refer ence to in. proven. its. I To make perfect tt!e to a botnav atoad a wie mut join in tbe dtd. j C S. Walters, mi!ng. Las trrrted np, rcrA.T.g to tl Arartdo Ui'Jei- Ua.