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TI rree P viarcos at I. 1-1. JUIL1IA.N, "Prove All Things! Hold Fait that which U Cood." PEOPEIETOR. VOL. XIII. SAN MARCOS, HAYS COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1884. NO. 12. r , - Free Press. FVBLMJ1BD KVKBT TBUBHDAT BT ISAAO H JULIAN, To whom all Letter should be Addreiweii OFFICE North Side of Plaza. RA TICS OraVB&ORlPTWS. On roar, la adveno tlx months Thr month! " ..J00 .. 1 IS TS BUSINESS DIRECTORY. BANKERS. T7D. J. L. GREEN, Southeast Corner JJJ Plaza, at Maloue's old staud. ' D. A. GLOVER, North aide Plaza. LA WYER8. B A TSS Or AD VKRTIStXG, One square, on Insertion ,1 00 j .Mb addition al loMrllon anderon month. M otnu oer aaar. 1 mo. 3nio. 1 Square.. .... 1 9 " X eolm $ i.M 6.00 t mol. (1 mo 10.0 5.00 1 T OO 10.00 1 16 00 (.Of . B OO 11.00 10.00 7.00 I 10.00 1 0.00 so.oo 11.00 I 10.00 I S0.V0 6C.O0 10. 00 I 36.00 1 fto 00 I 70.00 Legal and Trenslant Advertisements will b eh.ra.d On Dollar per o,uar for lit flr.t In Mrtlon, nd Plfly.Cent pr squar fur itch addl ttonal Insertion. A squor I. th .psoo of on Inch. Frollonl square will t counted full , "uial and Bnslness Notice will b charged ton cent par line for lb ttrrt Initrtlon, ud eight; carta per line for each additional Insertion. Announcing candidates for oil!, oounty, t 6.00 i For District or Stat ottlces 10 01 Bualna Carda, on inch or Una, one year, 18 00 Cardi lu Butlne. Directory, one year, ti 00 1 WOOD & FORD, Wood's NewBuUdinn Upstairs. OT. BROWN, Office in Mitchell Build , . iog, upstairs. FI8HEB, A ROSE, Office in Wood's New Building upstairs. NOTARY PUBLIC & G'L AG'T. T H. JULIAN, Judge Wood'a New Build L. ing. Upstairs. PJl YS1C1ANS & SURGEONS, "TRS. WOODS A BURLESON, Office at lttiynolds cl Daniel 'a drugHtore, aariMLf Haw. TBB rtaav-CLAta. Central Hotel, Mam PLalA. SAN ANTONIO. TEX. 1.80 per Way. Situated oa the Mala Plaie, In th trtrr eenler of th elly.betw Hi Depot., with treat Car. la front running to all Publlo Plaoaa and Pleasure Be art. 'Ruaar to all Train., aud Daily Stages to ill points. Telepbon connection, with ovary part of in city ana various points norm, ana nasi, si trie IJahl. aml-dally Mall Delivery, la th mt eon Tenl.nl to bullae, aud plra.nr, aad belef ander lb nlde.t management I th beat place to obtain information about lb eoantry. Owning eur own Improvemente w ean furnl.h flrat-olaaa accommo dation, at $1.60 par day, Ihna saving to onr patron at leaat si.oo par day. Kngn.n. uerman. rrencn and Apaolih spoken. Quest, will receive th bst attention, dell em I. N. IIKF.R. . . I'rop'r. W. H. BOBBINS, TvR. WM. MYERS, Office at Fromme'a .IS Drugstore, Southeast Corner I'laza. GENERAL DIEEOTORY. OI'FICIAI.. conobbsbmab 8ta diktbiot : Boo. James F. Miller, of Gonsales County. aeHAToa-ilBra dibtbiot: Hon. Go. Pfeuffar, of Comal Co. aaraa.anriTivaa OIht dibtbiot: Hon. Sterling FUher, of Hay. Co. Bon. J. N. Slsgner, of Caldwell Co. DIBTBIOT 00OT1T lBTn DIW1ICT. Bon. L. W. Moore, Presiding Judge, LaOrange. J. M. Bothtny. Attorney, Au.tln Co. nam or rolpibo coobt. Bars. Id Mondays In March and September. oovKrr orrioaaa. Ed R. Kone, Judge County Court. Jas, U. Burleson, Dist. aud County Clerk. Owen Ford, County Attorney. B. K. Barter Sheriff. J. M. Turner, Deputy. 0.8. Cock, Juatlce of Ike Peace Pre. Mo 1 lavl.'Lvncb, " " " " S W. M. Wyatt 8 J.d. Howe, " " " "4 W. W. Slack, " " "6 J. II. Patterson, County Treasurer. H1 8. Fortson, Assessor. . Joe. C. Eve, Surveyor. T.J. M-iCorty, Cora'r Precinct No. I. J.B.Uatllff, " " 1. J K. Burleson, " I! W. R. Wood, . " " 4. J. F. Pills, Contaule Precinct Mol. Timrs or iioLntNa Coiimtt alto Pbboinot Courth Oounty Court lor Criminal, Civil and Pr bate bus ineia 4th Mondays In January, March, May, July, September and November. Commissioners' Oobrt Id Mondays la February, 'May, Auauat and November. Juntloe Court Preclnot No. 1 1st Friday In each month, dnn Marcos, Preolncl No. 1 'id Friday In encb month Mt. City. " .. " S 8d- " Wlmberley's Mill. ' i 4 4,0 Dripping Springs. Town orncKBS. HayoR-C. Cock.-"-"' " ' Council W. 0. Hulctii.on, O. W. Dooalson, T. P. Dnllpv, I). A. filover, Win. Gicsen. M,irsli.il M. Prince ' Council nieetx the flrnt Turaday In each month. DENTISTS. DR. J. H. COMBS, Judge Wood's New Building, upstairs. N. B. McLEAN, Office in Judge Wood's Building, with Dr. Combs. DRUGGISTS. "O FROMME, South side Plaaa. JLI .V. 0 AYNOLDS L Plaza. & DANIEL, North side DRY GOODS. REEN & PRICE, at Malone's old gtand, VJI Southeast Corner i'laza. DRY GOODS & GROCERIES. MAI!.. .AP.RIVAI, AND DEPATtTURE OF. TO AND FROM BAN MARCOS POST OFFICE. 'Kails from Austin arrive at S:M P. M,; close it 2:00 P.M. " " San Antonio arrive at l:2.p P.M., close at :00 V. M - tailing, arrives at IS M.,eloscs at 12:45-. P. M. .Above m.-iilx arrive and denart flaiUr. "BI iticii, via Winihei ley departs Momlay and Frldsy at tl A. M. Arrives Tuutduy and Saturday at 7 P. M. 'General Delivery from 8 A. M., to 11 H., aird from I I'- M. lo S P. M. Pomoftlce open on Sundays one hour after distribu tion or malls. ALBERT BEATON, P. M. TOHNSON & JOHNSON, Mitchell Build- (J lug, Worth side plaza. DAILEY, West Side of Main Plaza. DAILEY & Plaza. BilO. Southwest Comer IGLEHART, East side of Plaza. Opposite Court House. BOOTS SHOES. J. B. HANKLA, Manufacturer and. Deal er, North side Plaza. ERH. LAUMEN, East side Plaza, WHOLESALE GROCER, M ARTIN HINZIE, Southeast Corner . Plnza. GROCERIES. ;m;itciii:N. METHODIST. Preaching at the Methodist Church every Sabbstb, Krv. Buckner Harris, Pastor. Sunday Schodlat 9 o'olock, A.M. Class meeting or young Men's Prayer Meetlug at 3 o'clook P. M. "Prayer Meeting on WedneKday. PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL. Services 1st and Si 8undnys each month, at 10X o'clock, a.m., and 7 r. m, (at St. Mark's .Church), bi Ibe Rev. Mr. Allen, BAPTIST. Preaching at the Baptist Cbureh 'On the flmt and third Sunday iu each month. Kev. J . Hendon, pastor, CATHOLIC, eervlces 4th Sunday In each- month, Rev. Father Morandl, pastor. CHRISTIAN Services every 2nd and 4th Sunday each month. Rev. J. L. Prltchvtt, pastor. PRESBYTERIAN. Service 2nd and 4tb Sunday each month. Kev J. B. French, pastor. ncii:iiix San Marco Lodge No. 342 meets Saturday on or before lull moon. A. C. Danforth W. M. Albert Hea'on Secretary. 8an Marcos Chapter No. 120, meets Tuesday in or 'before full moon. P. J. C. Smith . E. U. P. Albert Beaton. Secretary. Hays Lodge K. of H. No. 1668, meets Ind and 4tb Fridsys of each month. J. V. Uulohius, Diotator, T.J. Peel, Reporter. LO. 0. F. Mouutain Lodge No. 164 meeU every Monday night. J. T. Holland, N. G. Albert Beaton- Secretary. rrklns Encampment No. M meets 1st 3rd and 5th Friday of each month. J. Ward, C. P. Albert Ueatnn Secretary. Order or Chosen Friends, Basil Dallev, C. C. Albert Heaton. Secretary. rpAYLOR & BRO., East Side Public A.'- SWASEY. South side Plaza. GROCERIES & HARD WARE. G. W. DONALSON Plaza. & CO., North side FURNITURE. X. WARD, East side Plaza. JW. NANCE, nearly, opposite Hinzie's , Grocery Store. WA TCHMAKER8 A JE WELERS. liOBBINS, North side Plaza. 8T0VE8 t TINWARE. ;yARTIN HINZIE, Southeast Cor Plaza, G EO. HENNE. East Side Plaza. SADDLES HARNESS. C. S. COCK, Southwest Corner Plaza. WK. McMULLEN, East side Tlaza at , Iglebart's Store. LIVERY A SALE STABLES. B ) ALES A SON, Han Antonio Street. JPrinthtg Outfit POR SALS, G5s The Ckeapaat Yet ! ST' The subscriler has for sale the greater -portion of a NEWSPAPFJi AND JOB PRINTING OUTFIT (except Newspaper Press.) It consiste of JWrto iixnixi of Hour fceoia; about 1(H) 11m of Nonpareil, (both wc ond hand, but good, and very complete aud well sorted ;) some FIFTY FONTS more or lesa s niay be wantedof GOCD HANDSOME DISPLAY AND JOB TYPE, "of all aortal and sizes a pair of chases for n six, seven or eight corn run paper, with Column and Head little, and an abnndanre of Leads aud Dashes tall eoraplete and good: iirass Galleya: Catiea; Job C1bvi; Com posing Sticlw, etc., tc. Abw ft pood ' NOVEXTY JOHBER1 30x14 inches inside of cluw. All of which trill be anld ATA BARGAIN FOR CASH, being entirely anrjilu to iuyoffire, Imprea- s.ona of type and other particulars will n j sent on apIicatHin. Don't fail to write roe, far I am ptvpared to onYr the gmtUtt 1r- . kf SUxU or iUrfr, j Address L IL JULIAN. Fmp-rtetrr Fan FBra, ; rma Mmrvm. Texaa, , ". I.RA5D fOBIlT10. ,44.' THE SAN MARCOS FEEE PRESS TCEE5ILY "COTJRIE?-JOURNAL 'Ox l ear lr mm' v Si ew pp lev litt'e oar ta-- wric t mw. By peyiag f J ymw mtl far owe year ' T -r W mi , tn m vk lwiJil. ' m rvw- , 1 r 'SilOve aiw Tr 't" yTa. to'f inr e4 Imr Ue.. e thfcM. . "4 nii U-Wf et It. l e 'vv4ir.i,nflre ry mf aa-e Cmm Jlwiimmdm a ti-. m3 wo i MEAT MARKET. s. L. TOWNSEND, Southwest Plaza. BAKERY A CONFECTIONERY. jfIUTZ LANGE' Sontii aide Plaxa. THE M0L1 RELIABLE" JEWELER, )AD OPTICIAN, nd dealer In all grade of CLOCKS, WATCHES. JEWEL RY, SILVERWARE, FANCY GOODS AND NOTIONS. NORTH SIDE OF THE PLAZA. All goods warranted ds represent ed all work to give satinaction, or money rejunaea. S9" AU goods sold as low if not lower than can be bought elsewhere in Texas. THE GOOD LIFE, L0X0 LIFE.' It h not growing like a tree In bulk doth make man better be: Or standing long an oak three hundred year, To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sure; A lily of day Is fairer far in May, ' Although it fall and die that night; It was the plant and flower of Buht. In small proportions ws jntt beauties see. And in short measures life ntay perfect be. littH JOttMaOH, Reminiscences of Texas Vetertn The SanUFe Expedition, etc BT O. BBBABO. THE DIRECT LINE raoM WESTERN TEXAS AND MEXICO, : .:. -o all romrs'tM tub is vu ins International Sx Great pbn RAILWAY, rASMCKUBBS Can Take Their Choice or Routes, Either vl Taylor ar.d the new WACO LINE, Or via the St. Louis. Iboh Mooktaiii et Soutsebb Railway. Clone connections at Little Sock for all Principal Cities In the Southeast. In the Union Depot at St. Louis with Express traiua In all directions. Pullman Palace Sleeping Cars between HAM ANTONIO, AUSTIN, HOUSTON and GALVESTON, and elegant Hotel Cars between SAN ANTONIO and ST. LOUIS, Without Change. ATsT For Tickets, Rates, Ac , apply to any of the Ticket Agents, or to B. P. HUGHES, Passenger Agent, Houston, a B. W. McCULLOUGII, Ass't Gen. Pass. Agt., Marshal, Texas H. 0. TOWNSEND Oen. Pas i. Agt St. Louis, Mo, H. M. HOXIK, Id Tic Pre. St. Louis Mo. mchaily Nic Tengg, Wholesale and Retail Bookseller & Stationer,- J18 Commerce Slrel, SAN ANTONIO, TEX. J MAIL ORDERS PI.OUPTLT ATTENDED TO. dee em WESTERN NURSERIES! LVIIL unpaix's KABBjtrmi ooimnrxD. Following dope upon the heels of this party of Americans, or but three or four days later, came still another caravan belonging to Mr. Samuel McGoffin, a native of the United States, at this time a merchant of Chi huahua, who was now on the way to that city with more than forty wagons heavily laden with goods. Mr. Mc Goffin sent us word through a Moxi- can, that he had an interview with Armijo, who had granted him permis sion to visit us, but as he had not brought a written order to that effect the old alcalde would not allow him to approach within a hundred yards of our prison house. . iiy the same messenger we were informed that we need not be under the least appro henson for our lives ; and in addition he brought the positive assurance that I was shortly to be liberated, the governor not having any charges against me, and not wishing to de tain me after the termination of his expedition against the party of Tex ans now approaching under Gen. Mc-Leod- This was good . news ; too good, as I then justly thought, to be true, although at that time, I have little doubt, Armijo intended to give me my liberty, and.would have done it had it not been for Lewis. From McGoffin we received a gen erous supply of coffee and tobaccj, luxuries more welcome than anything he could hare sent us. The old alcalde furnished us regularly with tortillas, atole, and occasionally with and earthen pot of boiled mutton; but as we had saved our meney, we had the means to purchase occasional ly a sheep, eggs, good bread, and any little necessaries we might wish for ; and now that we had coffee and tobacco, and had no employment save the dressing and cooking of our meals, we fared most sumptuously. We contrived to manufacture excel lent pipes of corn-cobs; for stems we were indebted to a monkey -faced Mexican, named Juan Sandobal, who brought us some branches from a small bush growing upon the river bank the pith of which could be easily extracted. This fellow Sandobal was a regular loafer in and about our premises, ready at any time to mend our shoes, run on errands, wash our handkerchiefs or play us a rude air on a cracked mandoliu of which he was the proprietor, and all for "a con sideration." He invariably contrived to cheat us in every transaction we had with with bim, and we as invnr iably made it a point to tell him that we considered him an arrant knave ; yet the fellow bad made one trip with the traders to St Louis, spoke some half dozen words of English, and as he Lad associatod on the rorul bought, and so honestly did he return us our change for money we placed in his hands, that for a long time we gave him credit for being a porfoct rara flri among the lower classes in New Mexico -an honest man. But an unfortunato accidont, unfortunate at least, for Don Tomas complete ly overthrew our good opinion of him. I have before mentioned that an American merchant of Sun Miguel, Air. Thomas Rowland, had boon ar rested by Ahniio about the time How land was first taken, and that his goods aud effects bad boen confiscat ed. We had been confined but couple of weeks before Rowland was released, his effects were given him and he once more opened his store. Some half dozen times a (lay our counryman pnssod within a few bun tired vards of our prison, yet was not allowed to communicate with us, by word or even gesture. We knew the circumstances of his arrest, and the constraints under which he labor ed; yot I am confident we were in debted to Rowland for many favors, and I have little doubt that he Bent us many luxuries which never reached us, all through the rascality of Tomas Buutamente. The little circumstance which brought this fellow out in its true colors, I will here relate. Th. andersla-ned woulJ announce lo all whom It may eoitcern, ihat Ihev bav now on band at their ground, near W I M IIKHLKI, MAIM CO., large and well oaaorica Nursery Mock mainly ef Home Growth, nd heaee aiore llkelv te do Well In Ibis soil nd climate than Ihos produced la o her climate, and 1 nm(0 bold tO Call US his amino, OT oil.. Thrlrstock conalata In part of Peach. Plan. I .... A price. Almond, and Apple Tree. Orap tinea a particular mcndS. llKTe WOH no , such thing as getting rid of his ini nortnnitie r; hints he would not un- VTASHIXGTOIf LETTER. ,; IFroa Onr Regular Correspondent,! , . . Wasiiinoton Feb. 18th, 1884. The legislation of this session, is, as yet, not muoh advanced. The Senate has passod some twenty bills, but the House has accomplished con siderably less in this direction. The several acts repealing the land grants of certain railroads, the bill for the relief of Fitz John Porter, and . a measure relating to the number and pay of certain officers and enlisted men in the voiunteor forces, aoout sums up tne completed business. Thore is, however, much work in pros pect. Upon the calendar of the whole House on the state of the union there are now pending forty bills, among which may bo numbered the bill to pension the veterans of the Mexican war, the measure to clevuto the Department of Agriculture to the dignity of a Cabinet position, the Dingley shipping bill, and the naval appropriation bill. Thcro are also about thirty bills upon the calendar of the House, and one hundred and fifteen on the private calendar, to Say nothing of the three or four thousand which have been introduced, are un der consideration in Committee, and the myriads of bills now being per fected in the mental machinery of our energetic statesmen. There is no lack of bills to deal with the financial problems before Congress, but the subject has proved great in perplexities. Mr. Potter now notifies the committee which has his two per cent, bond bill in hand that he has decided to modify it so as to make the interest rate two and one half per cent with a reduction of the tax on bank circulation to one-half of one per cent It is thought that the provisions of tliis bill would en able the national banks to continue business on their present basis for some years. A number of other Work on the monitors ia also to be suspended. The debate upon the bill will probably continue during this wook. The ficht over the forfeiture of their land grants, which has been waged so assiduously in committee by representatives of railroads, Los visibly subsided. The various inter ested corporations seem to have abandoned any hope of stemming the adverse tide of sentiment in the Houbo and torn their eyes appealing towards the Senate, where they aim to accomplish more favorable legisla tion. They flatter the dignity of the upper house, say it is a more temper ato body than the House of Repre sentatives, and that it proceeds more cautiously and judicially in ' dis posing of very important matters. It is evident that . the railroads will wage their great battle in the Senate, and if they are defeatod there, it is intimatod that tho validity of forfeiture legislation will bo strained to its ut most tension in the courts. . . The somewhat delayed report of the civil service commission has re lived the question of civil service re form, and thore is a good deal of quiet discussion going on among members of Congress with regard to the civil service commission, what it has accomplished, and what nicy be expected of it The . question of a change in the law soems likely to come up inCongress. It is singular that the standpoint of criticism on the now law has been shifted. . At first it was claimed that the examina tions .would be too difficult and too "bookish", but now it is mooted that they are not rigid enough in these respects. .. ;. The White House has beon all aglow of late. ' Dinners and recep tions follow each other in quiok suc cession since Mrs. McElroy's advent there. Lenox. apecialtv. Ale Oreenboeae and Bedding Plaate, knees and Ornamental Skrabbevy, ana Fiowor la variety. A II order, promptly ailed. Address, BOZARTH & WIMBEELY, Wimberly, Hays Co. Texas. aepteta. LANDA & BRO., Wholesale Dealers in GRAIN, FLOUR, MEAL PRODUCE AND HAY. WAREHOUSES at Xcw Iiraunfels, San Jnlonio, and M we called him, was propositions have been made by the with! friends of the national banks, and the Americans in the capacity of servant, I opposition to the system has almost vanished. As Mr. Beck said in the Senate: "The banks are out of poli tics; nobody opposes them," and some judicious and friendly legislation is expected from Congress on the mat ter. It soems probable that a ' bill bearing npon tho relation of the fund ed debt to the national bank system will p.iHH the Senate. The peculiar rules of the House render it less easy derstand and kicks he appeared to to look upon as little innocent famil iarities between intimates. Our principal emt door agent when his time was not otherwise occupied, was Tomas Bustemente, the same ' person who purchased the sheep for ' for that body to reach and pass on I ns on the morning after our first ar- the merits of any proposition; but Tho Fremonts at Home. ( Croffut's kittor to the Buxton Globle. . I had the pleasure the other day of taking a nudity ltinoiieon with Oen. John C. Fremont and Mrs. Fremont at their pleasant home in new Bright on, Long Island. Twonty-eightyears ago I made their acquaintance dur ing that memorable campaign when the young "Pathfindor" was surround ed by the enthusiatic youth of Amer ica, and this I had renewod more re cently since their settlement in New York. The residence of the Fremonts is a modest white house perched high on the inside of the broad road that winds through trees along the New Brighton Beach, and its front win dows command a wide reach of of the New York bay and the estuary of the Kill von Kull. Thore; are two .sons and a daughter in the house of Fre mont The eldest son, John Charles, or "Jack" as he is familiory called at home, lives with his handsome wife and two sturdy boys up the Hudson. He is in the navy and his duties are connected with the arrival and de parture of ships in this harbor. His younger brother, Frank, is a lieuten ant in the army, stationed up in Mon tana Territory, whither he has taken the young wife he recently capturod in New York a daughter of Jolin D. Towusend, tho lawyer. Both of the boys closely resemble their father. When Frank went west," said Mrs. Fremont, "1 suggested that ho stop and cull on Gen. Sibley, in Minneso ta,, who had never seen bim. He did it; called in citizen's dress and said: "Gen. Sibley who am IT" "You're a a Fremont," said the gen oral. "There's no mistaking you. How is your father f" The sons are both tall black-haired, blackeyed and "bearded like a pard," and they both, like their sisters, show strains of their Gallic blood the influence of their grandfather, the poor, scholarly French gentleman, who come to Vir ginia at the beginning of the century and found their grandmother in her teens. Mrs- Fremont, that "Jessie Bern ton," the mention of whose name in the notable campaign of '56 always evoked a cheer, holds hor own re markably welL Itdoesen't seem pos sible that she could have made her Lareilo. WE QUOTE PRICES FOR CASH ONLY. AT RETAIL Patent Mbwonri ncwr, in bam ks P'r 1-arreL Extra Mo. - " hudmi -. i 15 Extra FaBry " ' Fancy " - 1 75 Cbn ratn.lv 1 So KeM NKBc-aa - " Fd Oota, per wbel hi .reejml ditto rw baa) r- V h.te Com "0 rkraice eat mi; Pstcoea ia) aarka, twr kaatdred I 0 RorlT lire Need. - 1 rival at San Miguel. Don Toman, strong pressnre will be brought to I famous runaway match nearly forty- alwBTS brinir ' bear upon the House on lehalf of a three years ago. She was a band- STATE 5FtT8. Uonaton Post Eagle Springs has chicken pox ; Measles prevail in Hunt County. ' Cleburne's new jail is completed. Schulenburg wants a fire company, Winsborohasa telephone exchange. Brownsville has a population of 8000. . Lufkin is to have another newspa per. Gainesville lias several cases of measles. ' ' " ' Fort Worth's woolen mill is still talked (J. . , - Del Rio was formerly known as ' San Felipe. San Antonio is to have an "Arbor Day." : , Lampasas Is preparing for th watering season. Centenary College, at Lampasas, . is progressing rapidly. Groosbeck school has an enrollment of 121 scholars. Moxia has a temperance council with eighty mombers. , ' ' A row of brick business houses is shortly to be erected in Hubbard. The Kaufman County oat crop was complotely killed by the . late . cold snap. ; ; . , "--,; Fort Worth intends to manufacture enough ice to koep the State cool. The semi-annual examination took place at Marvin College last week. ' Terrell is sensible. She is to have a S5.U0U luil and a 25,000 sobool house. 1 . , - Grandview, Johnson County, ship ped 35,000 bushels of corn last season. The "Blue Devils" in Navarro County do not spare grave yard en closures. V ' .'. There are over 800 oases on the , County Court docket of McLennan County. . v .. - , Seguin cows have been fatally poi soned by eating the bark of China Trees. ... .... . , . .; Three saloons in , Longview were closed by attachment in one week, rocently. v , Smith, of Waco, knocked off Jones's nose with a stick of wood. Both are ' ' colored. - The Pearsall News , complains of want of public spirit in that thriving little city. ','':'. ' u Musie lovers of Fort Worth .are enjoying the sweet strains of a patent medicine band. - V , .. Winsborois putting on city airs. and talks of street railways and . the electrio light ,. Mr. Bannon, . of Waxahatchie, . . caught a ten-foot alligator in Fork . Lake near that city. 1 A child of Joel Lewis of Eagle ' Springs, which was badly poisoned by eating mistletoe berries, has since ; recovered - , : Greenville was not favorably im pressed with Mattie Gaylord Smith who delivered her lecture in that eity recently. . . , ... , v , - A Henderson genius says he don't , intend to vote for Ireland because be is a foreigner. ' Thinks he is an Irish-' : man. ' '" Mrs. Dial, of Revenno, has a chair made of sugar maple, in Tennessee, which has been in use a hundred years, and is still sound. The Bowie Cross timbers gives an interesting account of a wonderful , cavern which has been recently dis covered near that town. - Phillip Davis, of Gonzales, was giv en twenty years in the penitentiary for arson, that being the extreme pen alty of the law. The City Council of LaGrange has passed an ordinance exempting' from city taxation all capital . invested in manufacturing enterprises. Thirteen is an unlucky number, and so it proved for the Dallas News, which has succumbed to the inevita ble after the thirteenth issue. - The "boy preacher'' claims to have made 85,000 converts. That's 1000 for every yoar of his life, if tne ex changes give bis age oorrectly. The Brazos Pilot says that Street Sl Knox, the Sif tings men, were led by the gentle persuasions of Ben Thompson to seek, "greener fields and pastures now," They had long ridiculed the valiant Ben, and when ' 'patience ceased to be a virtue" be ! gave them thirty days notice, and they took it 'ing information of all the movements friendly and sensible bond bilL i some blonde when she ran a way from J of Armijo, and was ready at any time : The naval to make np a story in cane nothing at butt come np in ' had occurred that might be of any in with ibt consideration Congress be- 'trrest to us. For us be always man- jrinstheseHKions' work m the mipplien indications 'if(teJ the grealewt friendJiip, and, The appropriations Committee b-is J riBi"ty tai ewr. Little Johnny and Mary were sit ting on aa ottoman in rather cloee qoarters. Both realized Ukevrrowded . b-iju tr. m srv ew . ir.,i ... - . i apbropnations bill has . . - . . . l the House, and0f u,e wounir exrlorf-n now her hair'"- Uk1 l WM righUdby John- 1 is white as snow, but she shows few : BT who f "1Ilu7 there would b-a of aging, and talks as mon room for me on this outerman and as be was a spe-riotM, honest- J.n moving very ruttn!y in its teeeiniDg aad op6f-oantenancd ftl-. tank of uiiioavLn ; the Trauury of 'I jrt-wrve my juiLbriini if one of ns was lo get oil ' -"Anything more, madameT" taaij a trader sltopman, who waa aarring in a pit ' ways in true ted oar .taipmrtuik. AU our ar All (7wW Giaflrti or Mvj lUfwdM. jpm X,AItfDA BRO., lrI3-8a Xew Iiraonfe-is or &s At,tjr.ia ; w ws nJ by him ; -- 'aeroprnk-ws clay-tike dI The Free Pre cjffce docs only firsfclat Job Prinlin. ' tb prr- of every it:i low, arf-rxj-ximodaUng to a fault, and part of the tioubl--ame surplus re- ( ell mc-nmet-itic, me was be-ard to ' village near Bljth- Wey.no," the l with far more icte grity than San.lo venue, but ty bare also prepared a 'ay m a paoae of the mn-w to a tow- i i v: .i . v i ...i t.,-1. i .i hewifd Toutb wbo was her c-scort. llVICUUVi VJ, W Si, III V. A BU 4. -i-Ji T I Wl Kltjn uivuc, Villi. IM U , I . . ... -IV yon "T be) uisrnwl r.f, iiM-nt -MoU.it rn, bers,- impo-nait Luis parr-La t anid wit a s-u-ii U a pjtir.t of r;n n-trt-i- 1Lmtt till cut down the L.prt- roui tlmaU-a more than e tuii- softly. repuort paumcf ; "lets tee. Un, aye! (-rirs ns a iaporti o' inrina. Wot Tom s awful fual iv fni.tr The;, the moaic reujd. 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