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Free resSo I. H. JUXiTA-lSr, . . - . "Provo All Things I. Hold Fast that which la Cood." PROPRIETOR VOL. XIII. SAN MARCOS. HAYS COUNTY, TEXAfr, THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 1884. NO. 1G. TTTTTSTTT ,. ,. .i - i ' i i " . I Free Press. rUBLIHBKD BTJCST THCWDAI BT ISAAC H. JULIAN. fo whom all Letter should be Addressed. OFFICE North Side of Plaza, RATKS OF SUBSCRIPTION. 0ue ysar, IB dvno .11 M (Ii month! . . Ibree month! " , . lit batss or Abxsnrnisa. On square, o Insertion 91 M oeeh addltloa el Insertion onder oue month. a eanle ear eaaare, 1 mo. Imot. mot. 111 1 bq'iar a " K colm $ a jo i t oo 9.00) TOO .of ! soe to 10.00 u.001 ao.oo 0.00 1S.O0 11.00 ao.oo 10 M ivoo I.1??? 1 00 1040 10 K.OO 16.00 10.001 MOO rbsrgsd Ono DolUr por square lor the nrrf I. aertiM.and Fifty Conto per enner lor each addi tional Ineertlon. A equere la the spec, ol look. Fractional aquaree will bo oeanted a mil NUm! u Bnslnes Botkee will bo chsrged Ui t ...I ..j Transient Advnisstnenie will bo loots por lino eaen aneeniou, . . Annoanclngcandldatee foromee, eoanty, f o.o For District or State offleee 10.00 Business Cards, ono inch or less, on yoar, OS 00 Cards In Buslneae Directory . no year, SI 00 GENERAL DIRECTORY. OFFICIAL. fOonauiiHAM 8r DiemioTt Bon. ' Miller, of Gontelee Coanty. cKATon-aSra mstsict: Bon. Ooo. Pfeuffer, ot Comal Oo. nnruiMTATiTno lln PiiraioM " Hon. BUrllng Fisher, of Bay Oo. Bon. t. B. Stegner, of Caldwoll Co. vimior oouar lore diitiiot. Bon. L. W. Moore, Presiding Judg, LaOrange. f, II. Bethany. Attorney, AoitinCoi Tinni or aounm ooueT. Han. Id Mondays In March and September. ooduti ornonna. Ed B. Kona. Jodg County Court, Jaa, Q. Burleaon, Wat. and Ooonty Clerk;. . Owen Ford, County Attorney, u K. Barber Sheriff. J. II. Turner. Deputy. n. a. Cook. Juatloo at the Peaee Pro. Bo' 1 David Lynch, " " " " I W. II. Wyett " J.O. Bowa. . u 4 W. W. Slack, S J. B. Pattaraon, County Treaaarer. B' 8. Fortaon, Assessor. ' Joe. C. Eve, Surveyor. T.J. MeParty, Com'r Freolnet Bo. 1. J.B.Batllir, " " , 1. J. K. Burleaon, " . " "IS W. B. Wood, M - 4. J. K. Pitta, Con.table Precinct Xo.l. Tinas or holdiho Coukty jo Paaoixor Oouava (Evilly Court lor CrluilnaUCIvll and Prbato baa iness th Mondays In January, March, May, July, September and November. Oommlaatonera' Court Id Monday! lu February, Bey, Augost and November. Justice Court Precinct Bo. 1 lat Friday In each ciunlli, Sen Marcos. Product No. I Sd Friday In aacb month Mt. Olty. " " S 3d " Wlmberley'a Mill. 4 4th " Dripping Springe. tow orricas. Mayor 0. 8. Dock. , Council W. O. llutchlaon, 0. W. Donalaon, T. P. l)aflv, D.-A.OIover, Win. Oleaen. - - Marahal t. M. Prince. . Council meets the nratTueaday In eaob montb. AERIVAT, AND DEPARTURE OF, TO AND FROM BAN MAR0O8 POST OFFICE. Malla from Austin arrive atl: P. M.;eloae at 1:00 P. M. " " Ban Antonio arilve at 1:15 P. M.i eloa at 1:00 P. M Lultng, arrives at 11 M., oloass at 13:45. P. U. Above malls arrive and depart daily. Blanco, via Wlmberley departs Monday and Friday at 6 A. M. Arrives Tuesday and Saturday at T P. M. ,Oeneral Delivery from I A. M., to 11 M., and from 1 P- M. to 5 P. M. Postoffloe open on Sundar an hour after dlatribn tlou of malls. ALBEIT HKATON, P. M. VHIIRCnEH METB0D1ST. Preaching at the Hethodlat Cbnrcb every Sabbath, Rev. Bnokner Harris, Pastor. Sunday School at I o'clock, A .M. Class meeting or young Men's Prayer Meeting at a o'clock P. M. Prayer Meeting on Wednesday. PHOTB8TABT KPI8C0PAL, Services 1st- and 8d Sundays each month, at 10) o'clock, A.M., and 7 r. sr., (at St. Mark's Church), by the Bar. Mr. Allen, . " BAPTIST. Preaohing at the Baptist Church on the first and third Sundays iu each month. Bev. J. B. Hendon, pastor. CATHOLIC, services 4th Sunday loaub montb, Bev. Father Morandl, pallor. CHRISTIAN. Services every Ind and 4th Sunday each month. Bev. J. L. Prltohett, pastor, - ; , PRE8BTTBR1AB. Services Ind and 4th Sundays each month. Bev. J. B. French, pastor. . . SOCIKX1KS. -c Ban Marcoa Lodge No. 841 meets Saturday on or before full moon.: A. 0. Daofortn W; M.. Albert Beaion Secretary. . - San Marcos Chapter Ne. IIS, meet Tuesday on or before full noon. P. J. 0. Smith M. B. H. P. Albert Boston. Secretary. Bays Lodge K. of B. Bo. 166A, meets Ind and 4th Fridays of eeob month. 1. T. Bnlchins, Dictator, T.J. Peel, Reporter. . . ' . I.O. O.F. Mountain Lodge Ho. 154 meet every Monday night. J. T. Bolland, B. O. Albert Beaton Secretary. Perkins Encampment No. M meete 1st Ird and 6th Friday of each month. 0. B, Ban, C. P. Albeit Beaton Secretary. Order of Chosen friend a, Basil Dalrer, C. 0, Albert Heston, Secretary. Printing, Outfit. FOR SALE, The subscriber ha for sale the girater portion of a N E w BP APER " ' AND JOB ritlNTINO OUTFIT- (except Newspaper 1'reHg. ) It coruigta of 150 to 200 !bs of Bour geois- about 100 lbs of Nonpareil, (both aee ond hand, but good, and very complete and well sorted ;) some FIFTY FONTS more or loot m mav be wanted of GOOD handsome display and job type, . "of all aortsand aiaee f a pair of chaaea for a six, aeven or eiht column paper, with Column and Read Rule, and an abundance of Leads and Daahea all complete and good: Ilrasa Galleys; Cam; Job Chaww; Conv potns; KtK'ka, kc, tr, Aluo a good MOVELTY JOBBER! 10x14 inrhea iruiie of cbj- All of which will be sold AT A BARGAIN FOR CAHIL i l-eing enxirely aorplna to tn voflW. Iroprvj ion of trpe and other ictilr will be rr t on ajijjicalion. IVtu't f-uj to write sne, j fr I am rrpared to effer the frrntr tmr.'i iaa i PriHUt MaUriai f bt fru4 l Uf HUtU r lwv. Adirew L H. JI UAN. Pmjt-jetgr Farx Paissv Sas sUrau, Texaa. "t. t;Rf,5I rOwBITATIO. . TKE SAN M ARCOS FREE PRESS a tb Uwlarjila WEEKLY COURIER -JOURNAL; Om yae ler ao'v Two pawev Oat Irssto aarHw we SJ at T-' tmm nt (W r-aMt. rrw liVIIlrit ey. an tk t. t "HtHHnMm eoasryaST . vrMNa ,.: in, aa wmm mm ZZZ TaT'cT. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. BANKERS. Ijm J.! GREEN, Southeast Corner AH PUu, at WaJoue'o old sUnd. D. A. GLOVEB, North side PUia. LA WYER8. WOOD ft FOBD, Wood's Now Building VpoUlrs. f T. BUOWN, Offloein UitobeU BuUd- V-.' idB, opoUirs. FI8HEB St KOBE, Office In Wood's New Building npstaira. NOTARY PUBLIC & O'L AO'T. IE JULIAN, Judge Wood's New Build . tag, Upstairs. PHYSICIANS SURGEONS, pvR8. WOODS ft BURLESON, Office at Raynoldi ft Daniel's drugstore. WM. MYERS, Office at Fromme's DrugBtore, Southeast Corner Plaza. DENTISTS. TX&. i. H. COMBS, Judge Wood's New J Buildiug, upstairs. 2. DR. N. B. MoLEAN, Office in Judge Wood's Building, with Dr. Combs. DRUGGISTS. R. FEOMME, South side. Plaza. RAYNOLDS Plaza. ft DANIEL, North side DRY GOODS. KEEN ft PRICE, atMalone's old stand, VJT Southeast Corner Plaza. DRY GOODS & GROCERIES. JOHNSON ft JOHNSON, Mitchell Build, ing, North side plaza. DAILEY, West Side of Main Plaza. DAILEY ft Plaza. .BRO., Southwest Corner T7 I. IGLEHART, East side of Plaza. All. Opi ipoaite Court House. BOOTS f SHOES. JB. HANKLA, Manufacturer and Dal , er, North side Plaza. ERH. LAUMEN, EaBt side Plaza, WHOLESALE GROCER, M Alt TIN HINZIE, Southeast Corner Plazo. GROCERIES. Q1AYL0B ft . Square. BRO., East Side PubUc A.'- SWASEY, South side Plaza. GROCERIES & HARD WARE. GW. . 1 DONALSON ft CO.,' North side Plaza. : . . FURNITURE. J. WARD, East side Plaza. T W. NANCE, nearly opposite Hinzie's Grocery Store. WA TCHMAkERS & JE WELER8. W. H. BOBBINS, North side Plaza, STOVES & TINWARE. jyjAKTIN HINZIE, SoutheastCor Plaza. r EO. HENNE. East Side Plaza. SADDLES tfc HARNESS. c. S. COCK, Southwest Corner Plaza. W. K. MoMULLEN, East side Plaza at Iglehart's Store.' .. LIVERT A BALE STABLES. B ALES ft SON, San Antonio Street HEAT MARKET. S. L. TOWN SEND, Southwest Plaza. BAKERY A CONFECTIONERY. JRITZ LAKGE South side Plasa. LAND A & BRO., ' ' . , . : ' Wholesale Dealers in GRAIN. FLOUR, MEAL, PRODUCE AND HAY. V'AllEllOVSES at Xew Braunfels, San Antonio, and Laredo. WE QUOTE PRICES FOR CASH ONLY. AT RETAIL Pat-ct Mnarmri Floor, in barreht, yet aTTl,..r 1 Extra Faory M " " " -..r fumcj " - , , Cbrskw Family " " " B-t Nicaragua " '' - Sl Oe.t. per bllwl , - Fording ditto peer bswbcl.. While Cmw " OtoKW fbn ratoJa ia aarBa, per hundred rvEaetBMd. " " AU God$ Qmrmntft4 or Money lUfwnhJ.jina ZjAIVDA & BRO., The Free FrtS$ office does aariMLi a ear. TI1E rnxr-ousa Central Hotel, MA1B PLAtA, SAN ANTONIO, TEX. tl.S pr Dear-' HualeS M the Main Plasa, In the very center of lb ally, be tenon in Pepote, wlta llreel Care In froal raoalng la all Public Plaoes and Pleasnr Re aorta. 'Basse ls ail Tralna, aad Daily Stages to all polats. Telepbon eonneatlon with every part of taa any aoo vanons poinia norm, ana wees. iee UI Ughl, Sos.dally Mall Delivery, la th Beat con vealeal to kaelaeaa and pleaaura, aad being under Ik lal msaagemeni is tna Best place to oblala Informatlo akoat the aountrv. Ownlnc oar owe laipravesseata we eon furnish Brsl-elass aooommo dalloas at tlO per day, thua saving I av patrons at least (1.00 per day. Rngllah, Oermaa, French and Saaalah apoken. flaeats will rooelve th beat attanUoa. dolt Sm l.n.UtKr:U, . . Prop'r. V. H. BOBBINS, THE "OLD RELIABLE" WATCHMAKER , JEWELER. -)- OPTICIAN, aad dealer In all grade of CLOCKS, 'WATCHES, JEWEL RY, SILVERWARE, FANCY GOODS AND NOTIONS. BOBTB 8I0B OF TBB PLAZA. All goods warranted as represent ed all work to give satisfaction, or money refunded. S" All goods sold as low if not lower than can be bought elsewhere in Texas. . THE DIRECT LINE raoa WESTERN TEXAS AND MEXICO, 0 ALL rOIRTS IB TS3C . IS VIATSa nternalional Sr Gatfodtiefo RAILWAY, rASKKKoaas Can Take Their Choice of Routes, , ' Either via Taylor aid the new ' WACO LINE, Or via the Sr. Lome, lann MoaavAia e Sourneaa RaiLwav. Close connections at Little Back for all Principal Cities in the Southeast. la th Union Depot t St. Louis with Eapress trains la all directions. Pullman Palace Sleeping Cars between BAH AHTOBIO, AUSTIN, HOUSTON and OALVBSTOX, and elegant Botel Cars between SAB ABT0N10 and ST. LOUIS, Without Change. BaT For Tickets, Bates, A , rp'y to sny of th Ticket Agente, or to B. P. HUGHRS, Peesenger Agent, Houston. B. W. McCULLOUGH, Ass't Gen. Psss. Agt., Marshal, Texas B. 0. TOWBSBND Gen. Pas i. Agt., St. Louis, Mo, B. M. BOXIB, 2d Vica Pres. St. Louis Mo. mchMly Nic Tengg, Wholesale and Retail Bookseller & Stationer, J18 Oommeroa Street, SAN ANTONIO, TEX. SB. MAIL OBDEBS PBOMPTLT ATTBKDBDTO. dcS Sm WESTERN NURSERIES! The -undersigned would announce to (11 whom It may concern, thet they have now on hand at their gronnda near WI.UHEHa.KBY MAIS CO., TEXAN, a large and well assorted Kurserj Stock mainly of Home. Growth, end hence Rare llkelv to da well la this Soil and climate than those produced la ihr climates and eoile. Their etock coneista In part of Peach. Plum, Apricot, Almond, and Apple Trees, Grepe Vlnea a apeeiaity. Ale Greenhouse and Bedding Plaate, Roeee and Ornamental Sarebbery, and Flowers la variety. All ardors promptly Blled. Addroea, BOZARTH & WIMBERLY, Wimberlv, Hays Co. Texas. aepl Sm a oo 75 s so 2 SO &3 SO TO 1 H 1 M kSAVAA aw. AJAWI , New DrannfeU or Sia Antonio. Only first-class Job Printing.1 TEACH ME TO LITE, Teach to live! Tt eaatar far to die, OeaUy aad alleatly to pas away, Oa Earth' long night to close th heavy y, Aad wakaa la Ik realms at glarlot day. Teach m that harder leesea Aois U Use, reserve Thee la the darkest paths eflif, -Arm aa fx nlt aaw, freah vigor give. Aad make mere than eoaqaeror la th strife. Tssch to llv I Thy pirpoM to faini t Bright, for Thy ghiry, 11 my Uner tklae I Bach day renew, r.sald this stibbora will Cloear roaad Th my kearl'a a (facile aa twin, Teach to llv for self aad ala a aN, But as th tin remaining to ma yet Bat ala owa plaaaor eeckleg as before. Wealing a prseleus kor la vala regret. Teach a to llv I B Idler 11 a b. Bit In Thy aervloe band and heart aaploy Prepared to do Thy bidding obeertally t Be thl ay highest and ay holiest Joy I Teash m to llv I my dally ores to bear. Bar manaor, though I hand beneath th load. Only ba with m ! let m feel The near t Thy smile shed a gladnea th darkest road Teach m I llv, aad Sad my lira la Thee, Looking from earth aad earthly thing away; Lei me not falter, bit untiringly Proas aa, and gala saw streaglh aad power h day. AYbratey UgU. Prinitd in IAU paptr Oy tpteUU arrangtmtni will I aulAor. SEALED UNTO HILV A STORY OF THE EARLY DAYS OF MORMON ISM, Bt JOAQUIN MILLER, ADTHOB OP "BONOS OF THI SIXBBAB," "TBB DAMITBS," "MXMOBII AMD BIMX," XTO, CHAPTER III. A LOST WOMAK. As day began to blossom dimly on the peaks as if they were mighty flowers in a garden kissing heaven, we came to another little willow-lined stroam, crossed it and silently drew the wagons in a little circle in the shelter of the large leaning willows and unyoked the patient and weary cattle. It had been naarly dark a long time. The darkest hour which al ways precedes day had covered all things for the last few miles. It was only by the aid of the friendly Indian, who led the oxen at the head of the advance team, that we had been able to find our way to this camp. The women and children of course were asleep in the wagons. The 'men plodded along patiently, and kept very still. The long, black, haunting box, that had crept down from out the long, strong grass, and had drawn on over the white shore of salt, fol lowed stealthily, silently, certainly as a shadow, had not been seen for hours, and even then .it was far in the rear. The salt and the sand were heavy and deep. The man at last, even giant as he was, must have had hard work to move his barrow here. Surely he had broken down, sickened maybe ; "died, let us hope," whisper ed one to another of the terrified lit tle band as they vnyoked the tired cattle and turned- them up the banks of the willow-stream, watched them, and kept them close the to willows so that they might not be seen by the Danities. The members of the little party as light descended upon the dark waters, found themselves still close to the banks of the glittering lake. They had travelled in a sort of crescent around an arm on the north end of the sea. The camp was a pleasant one. The little island with the three trees was not bo very far away. It lay almost between this camp and the one they had left the night before. The solitary rock with its horrid association of a dead body in chains, was suggestivelely near too near. No one spoke of this aa the light came down and revealed it, yet all thought of it The willows broadened and the valley widened up this little rivulet, and the grass was rank and abundant Quail were heard here, piping in the dewy grass, A flock of prairie hens flew overhead and settled down within near gun shot But no man thought of raising his gun. The report would possibly bring the unwelcome gueet the ghost ly shadow, whom all were Loping, as they prepared their breakfast, keep the smoke subdued, bad gone down ia the sea of salt One of the mca who were watching the cattle declared be aaw a wild . creature in the wUluws. Suddenly, 'of the wagons. The girl even came' and before it was yet quite dawn,1 out, aad there was no concealment of, Nettie Lsine. now a tfmfiej and La'J- r.lMl woman rr i t into cimn. What aaigtt! TT- . 1- M fc-AU, ens sir cot , abundxnt here. Theoe wUIows were ( tLe cnlj kind of protection ia which any fugitive might f nJ aistlter th wUAtrkmvonal An iLere she had been hiding, living on berries, sleeping in the willows, in the tall grass, waiting, praying for some one to come that way with whom ahe could trust her life and that which is more than life to woman. No need of questions or of answers now. The dead body and its com panions in chains down by the black rock which, rose from the lake by the little island, how silently told the whole terrible story. The two mute and sullen Danitea that had galloped past, spoke to the man by the coffin, and disappeared; the silent mec that followed and searched and searched and searched the rank grass and willows, and looked in every direction for some one, need not open their lips now. All understood tho whole terrible tale. "They had been judged, and were not" The tragedy had taken place, or rather the murdors had been com mitted, on this very stream, and not far from this very spots M some blood stains a little way up the stream still bore testimony. Everything, of course, of value had been taken i "they hod been judged, and were not" Their property was confiscated to the Church. How the girl had esoaped she hardly knew her self. And indeed no one asked di rectly. You do not understand T Well, when you reflect that no one could trust his neighbor, you will comprehend why no one spoke above whisper now ; and you will not be surprised that she was not pressed to tell her tale. Words are not the most elegant things to tell a story with any way. Even the children huddled together in groups as they crept out of the wagons, and under stood and wore silent as Indians. The girl sat sat down by the water, well concealed, and ate some bread. Then after a while, with the help of Borne pitying women, she oombed out her long splendid black hair and tied it up with a ribbon. She was-even thon strangely beautiful. The men kept looking up and down the stream as if half expecting the Danites to dash in upon them from almost any quarter at almost any moment A steep high hill rose abrubtly before us. To move on with the girl and so escape by sud den flight before discovered this was a doubtful experiment, and yet some wanted to try it at all hazards. It seemed that if we could climb that ridge that rose steeply before us, and drive straight and steadily ahead till we came to Qreen River, wo might escape. Any we were too terrified to remain hore. ' Things were pack ed up, the weary oxen again yoked, and all was ready for an advance. "One thing to our advantage, the old spy is off our track anyhow," said a woman to her husband as she hand ed him his ox-whip. The man look at her, crooked his thumb just a little down stream toward the lake, and Baid nothing. There Bat the singular man compos edly by the side of his coffin, quietly reading a book as usual and, munch ing a morsel of dry bread. Just whon he had come no one knew. Perhaps he had passed the little party in the night by a shorter path, known only to himself and his Danities. However, it was all important that no one should seem alarmed at his presence; and then what else could be done f All was now ready for moving on. We could not stop now without showing fear. At the last moment the girl, between two women and quite concealed by their shawls, crept into the wagon with a party of children. The little train stretched itself out and began to start bravely up the hill toward the west The leader stopped, threw up a hand! And there on this bilL right across the dim road, a party of horsemen suddenly drew rein. "Daaitee T It was whispered this one word, J and that only by the women. The train, which Lad not fairly was stopped, the children came out ' anv kind. This waa bwtt and bont. , TLhi rctle were not fmir! or univeni w uks. a uw m mii-wic dirosl to fight I - TV- ST I : 1u of aa Aniercaa is to ?'bt wkea - ! wroiigtd or ia IrJ, no roaLUr what tleoJJa. Bat wbn Lunttxl Jorn- and awed into ralaeicn by this semi religious lot of madinon these Guiteaus it was quite another mat ter. Even a larger party, I am sure. had stood still and waited - the ap proaohing Danities as this party did. . There was but one question. Had the rrirl's beauty saved her, or had she esoaped by chance and skill t Would her beauty save her nowf Not likely. She knew too much now to live. The party of long-haired horsemen rode down the bill toward the camp, against the rising sun, very leisurely now. Their lonjr desperate search was over, rnoy Knew at a gianoe snraa m a from the hill that the fugitive was with this party, that we were trying to set out with all speed at this un natural hour to save hor by flight The girl's first Impulse was to dash into the thicket again. But she was very weak and wretched. Bettor to die where she stood. She put her hands to hor throat, her breast, as if feeling about in a wild way to. know where they would strike her with their long knives as they leaned from their Baddies. She seemed choking, and could hardly breathe. The world was passing away. Her head sank on her breast She was silently waiting to die. Copyrighted by O. H. JftUtr, 1884. (TO BB OOKTIKUXTJ). Reminiscences of a Texas YetersnTne Santa Fe Expedition, etc. ... BT 0. BBBABD. LXIL BBNOAIX'S MABBATXVB OOMTINVBO. On the 12th of October, two days after, tile rest of the Texan prisonors, more thau one hundred and fifty in number, were marched into the plaza. Worn down and emaciated by hunger and fatigue, their pale and haggard countenances showed but too plainly that they had suffered dreadfully after . a J sum we lelt tnem at raio uuro. xne clothing of these poor follows con sisted of but a shirt and pair of panta loons, and the single blanket which had been left them by the brave and "honorablel" Armijo was the poorest they were the possessors of at the time of their capture. " They were all taken to a room on the opposite side of the square and then huddled in like so many sheep in a butcher's pen. Scarcely had these unfortunate men been driven into their close and un comfortable quarters before Lewis, well mounted and extremely well dressed, rode up to our quarters, and took lodging in the some house in which we were confined, although in a different room. He bowed to us as he passed our window, said "that all was right," and remarked that he would see and call on us in a short time. The day wore away, however, without his fulfilling bis promise, al though he passed within a few yards of us several times. There appeared to be a sneaky and uneasy expression about the fellow, which we all re marked; yet we could hardly believe that he had been playing a traitorous or unmanly game. " After dark on the same day, Bueta mcnte came into our room, and de clared positively, that I was to be re leased by Armijo so soon aa all the prisoners had been sent off to tho city of Mexico, that being their des tination. This information he had from the principal priest of San Mig uel, who had the reputation, among the Americans, of being an honest and worthy man. From whatBusta mento could learn, by listening to the conversation of the officers attached to the staff of the governor, he was of opinion that Howard, Van Ness, and Fitzgorald, my three companions, would be taken by Armijo to Santa Fe, and shortly liberated. The same story was told by several Mexicans who visited us during the evening- final I was to be liberated was certain. On the following morning that wag onsthe same wagons with which we had set out more than four months before from Austin were drawn up , in line in the plaxa of Ssn AligncL ! iand immediate r re pax a bona were ...... SN Trias merchants As tb mercLaod i ise was nnloaded, Lewie was sees by all of as steading by the aide of Ar xnna, and frcqnr-nUy pointing out a j box or bele of ircsods, whkh was r..1 m Vtt. .,.nr (l. I,m f-. i j- j - .tiia. All Use while be appeare.1 to, i U oo exft and roat social terms ( with tb governor cd tie Mfiaa oSctra, aid wa j la-Jy a a&4 heard laughing and joking with them. How the abandoned man could carry out Lis villainy, and act thus in the very faces, as it were, of his betrayed associates, is a mystery to me. The distribution of the goods con tinued nearly the whole -day, eaci company of the valorous warriors of Armijo receiving a share of the plun der in proportion to the time they had been in service against the Tox, ans. In the meantime, four of our men, a gunsmith, a blacksmith, a mu sician and a hospital steward of the expedition, were liberated by Armijo, and from our window we could see them walking about at liberty. They were not allowed to communicate with us, however, in any way. The governor wanted the services of these m a a men lus only reason tor giving tnem liberty. Lewis frequently passed our win dow on the 14th and loth of the month, but not onoe did be offer to spook to us, although be always bow ed as' he wont by. That the man had been acting badly, we now had but little doubt but the eitent of his troachery was far from being suspect ed. After dusk .of the last mention ed day a nephew of Armijo called in to see us. He spoke of my release as a measure folly determined on by his uncle, and also gave as his opin ion that my three companions would bo set free. TTASIliXUTON LETTER. iFroa, Ou Regalar Cotrespoadaat, . WABHiuaTON, March 18, 1884. During the week the Senate in se cret session ratified the Mexican treaty. It also discussed the bill for establishing a Labor Statistics Bureau, talked about an appropriation for . eradicating the foot and mouth dis ease prevalent among the Kansas cat tle, and the now pending question, ' which has already been debated at some length, and which has met with vigorous opposition in that end of the Capitol is the pleuro-pneumonia ' bill The Senate as is its habit of late, adjourned from Friday until Monday. Business continues to accumulate in the House of Representatives. At present on the calendar of the com mittee of the Whole there are ninety- four bills, on the regular calendar eighty, on the private calendar three hundred. There are one hundred ' Senate bills on the Speaker's table and eight special orders. With this formidable mass before it the appro priation bills are just coming forward, and the tariff question is ready to de mand attention, the Morrison bill having reached the House early in the week in shape, for action. Unless rapid, steady work follows during the remainder of the session, at the ad journment of this Congress the gavel is likely to come down like the stroke of fate on several thousand plans and ' hopes, as it did in the case of its pre decessor. The House gave most of its time during the week to the con sideration of the Post office Appro- priation bill which has not yet been disposed of. The House also refused to recognize a civil pensioner in the grand-daughter of Thomas Jefferson, taking the ground that the letter's services were civil instead of military, and that Congress had no authority to vote money for charity. Mr. Rob inson, the father of the bilL thought there would be inconsistency in Mem bers voting many thousands of dol lars to the widows of Presidents, and ' refusing the small pension of $2,500, to an indigent descendant of Jeffer son. He did not see how the minori ty could strain at this gnat after hav ing swallowed so many camels. Ex Senator McDonald arrived ia Washington last night and has rooms at Willard'a boteL He is said to Lave come for the purpose of taking a hand in politics at the Capitol The Ex Senator baa a good deal of influ ence with Lis party. He has been closely engaged all day cos f erring with Democratic Senators and Mecnr brrt There will be ap effort to se cure eaocus action oa the Horriso . . ... . , , , ., - . . . ... pearance pi sir. jirjjopsua at ti;s time is significant I am &4 suaon? tboae who fear the pecrls. Tby, aad not the rich. iMT WTVn MOru jug coctisnsxl T m raQ. 1 tLv-rLt tmlts tb taaWy EitLtJi U..t tT'-ni L iBTfAj-J from J to tJSytai - Jvrmi awa a ao aa ska Va.