l i ii y ii ii yra
I. H. JULIAN,
"Prove All Things I Hold Fast that which Is Cood."
runuauiD ITIBI TIIUnSDAT DT
ISAAC H. JULIAN,
To whom all LoUoni should bo Addressed.
OFFICE North Side of Plaza.
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rnr forms for announcinc candidates are '.
am far nfnta and district offices. $5 for
county offices, and $2 CO for precinct and
municipal. Terms, cash.
oobobbsshaii 8ra ouTaiori
Hon. James F. Killer, of Gontalee County.
Hon.Geo.Pfenffer, of Comal Co.
aaraaaaaTATivaa lr wsraiCTt
Hon. Sterling Fisher, of Haye Co.
Hon. J. X. Btagner, of Caldwell Co.
DISTRICT OOOat 16TB DIITMOT.
Bjn.L. W. Moore, Proildlng Judge, UQrange.
i. M. Betlianr. Attorney, Auatln Co.
' TIKBS Or BOLOIMO OOtTBT. '
Hah. Id Honda? In March and September.
Ed B. Kene, Judge Oouuty Court,
Jaa. O. Burleaon, Dlat. and County Clerk.
Owen Ford, County Attorney.
H. B. Barber Sborlff. J. M. Turner, Doputy.
a n w of the Poao Pre. Ho 1
W. W. Black, " -
J. n. Patteraon, County Treaauror.
K S. Portion, Aaeeaaor. -
Joe. C. Bve, Burveyor.
T.J. MoOarty, Ooxu't Precinct No. 1.
J.B.Katlltr, " " .
J. B. Burleaon, " " " 3!
W. B. Wood, 4.
J. F. Pitta, Conatable Precluct Ho 1.
Timss or noLDiao County ao Paaoiaor Oooura
County Court lor Criminal, Civil ana rrDaie oua
Iness (Ih Mondays In January, Marcb, Muy, July,
September and November.
Comralaalonera' Court Id llondayi In February,
May, Auguat and November.
Juatlce Court Precluct No. 1 let Friday Inaaob
month, San Marcoa.
Precinct No. S d Friday In eacb month Mt.Clty
u s 3d ' Wimberley'a mil. '
4th " Dripping Sprlnga.
Mayor 0. fl. Cock. '
Council W. D. Wood. O.l W. Donalaon, T. P.
Dalley, D. A. Glover, Wm. Gleaen.
Marahal T. H. Prince.
Council meets the first Tuesday In eaob month.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF, TO AND
FROM SAN MARCOS POST OFFICE.
Malta from Aus tin arrive at 1:15 P. M.; eloaa at 1:00
" " San Antonio arilve at 1:15 P. U.; close
at 1:00 P. M ..,...
Lullug, arrivea at 11 M., closes at 12:15. P. M.
Above malla arrive aud depart dally.
Blaneo, via Wlmberley departs Monday and Friday
at 6 A. M. Arrivea Tueaday and Saturday at
T P. H.
General Delivery from S A. M., to 11 M., and from
IP- M. to 6 P. M. except during distribution or
roil la end on Sunaaya and uolidaya. Open on
Sundays thirty minutes after distribution of each
01 Iha principal malla. .
ALBERT BEATON, P. K.
METHODIST. Preaching at tho Methodist
OhurcV every Sabbalb, Itev. Bucknor Harris, Pastor.
Sunday School at S o'clock, A.M. Clasa meetiug
or youu-c Men's Prayer Meeting at t o'clock P. M.
Prayer MeeUug on Wednesday.
PROTEST ANT EPISCOPAL. Servicea 1st and
Sd Sundays each month, at 10 o'clock, A. si., and
T r. (t St. Mark'a Church), br the Mev. Mr.
BAPTIST. Preaching at the Baptist Church
on the Ann and third SandayJ la each month.
Her. J. U. Baud on, pastor.
CATHOLIC, eervlera 4th Sunday In each month,
Rev. Father Morandl, pastor.
CHRISTIAN Service every Snd and 4th Sunday
eacb month. Bev. J. L. Prltchrtl, paator.
PRESBTT1R1AN. Bervteea lad and 4lh Sandaya
each moats). Kov. i. B. French, paator.
s.. Mare-ulu a..rd.y ,
ohoto run awl. a. v. vwiima ,. j. 'i
UM'oa accrvtary. I
Sea Marco Chapter No. lit, aieeta Taeaday ta or
nrior run . - r. v. i
IKr, hmu, SWcratarr.
Hay Laalira K. af N. ISM, meets lnd and 4th
Friday at each BMts. J. T. Uatchlaa, Dictator.
T J Mul
LO.O.r. VdMBtAla fMlcir.lUccU wry
MMdAt Bttfhl- J. T. HMIMI. M V ami. .
llf slliisai ! i alar .
a.. . w. Kat 1a lr4 mm &tk
BTrisU.W aaw .Shiltk. CB.lM.Cr. Al-Wt
Order af CVaM Frleada, BaaU Dailer. C. C.
AUwvt uaafcaa. aecrotarv.
FREE TRESS OFFICE,
wvtbjb nv aruww, t i-tai.
Ptroi Horn IatXi tn Urns. CaU
4 examine our sompK aaa
I Tjcct Itfurc excs elsewhere.
BWaWaWawwawaBaWaWaWaBBBWaaa- - 1 I
TlD.J. L. aUF.CN, 8outluMt Corner
li l'laza, at MiUouo's old stand.
A. GLOVEU, North tide l'Uua.
001) & FOUD, Wood's NewDtulding
T. ltUOWN, Office iu Mitchell Build.
, iuji, upstairs.
-I7U8IIEU & 1108E, Offioe lu Wood's New
JL' Kuildmit upstairs.
NOTARY PUBLIC t- G'L AO'T.
II. JULIAN, Judge Wood's New Build
. Ing, UpHtuira.
I'll YS1CIANS it- SURGEONS,
U. . do BTIEUEIt, office at Kayuolds
& Daniul's Drugstore.
US. WOODS AliOKLEHON, Offioo at
Kaynolds & Dauiers drugstore.
U. WM. MVE11S, Office at Fromiuo's
Drugstoro, Southeast Corner i'luza.
U. J. U. COMUS, Judge Wood's Now
li. N. Ii. MoLEAN, Office in Judge
Wood's Building, with Vr. uonilM.
FKOMME, South side riaza.
TDAYNOLDS 4 DANIEL, North side
GEEEN & FKICE, atMalono's old stand,
Southeast Corner Plaza.
DRY GOODS & GROCERIES.
JOHNSON & JOHNSON, Mitchell Build
ing, North side plaza.
J. DAILEY, West Side of Main riaza.
DAILEY & BHO., Southwest Cornor
TTI I. IGLEHAKT, East side of Plaza.
Opposite Court Houbc.
BOOTS 6 SHOES.
JB. HANKLA, Sunufocturer and Deal
, er, North side Plaza.
1 EEH. LAUMEN, East side Tlaza.
yTAUTIN HINZIE, Southeast Corner
rpAYLOE 4 BEO., East Side rublic
J. SWASEY, South sido Tlaza.
GROCERIES & HARD WARE.
W. DONALSON & CO., North side
WAED, East side Plaza,
JW. NANCE, near Southeast Corner of
. Public Square.
WA TC1WAKER8 JE WELERS.
H. BOBBINS, North side Plaza.
STOVES & TIN WaRE.
AETIN HINZIE, Southeast Cor Plaza.
EO. HENNE. East Sido Plaza.
SADDLES & HARNESS.
S. COCK, Southwest Corner Plaza.
WK. MoMULLEN, East side Plaza at
, Iglchart's Store.
LIVERY J; SALE STABLES.
ALES & SON, Son Antonio Street
L. TOWNSEND, Southwest Plaza.
BAKERY A CONFECTIONERY.
T7UITZ LANGE South Bide Tzm.
- a -
WaeteeaVa aad BeUll
Bookseller & Stationer,
IIS CesaaMra Btraet.
SAN ANTONIO, TEX.
t Alt OBDBU PB0BPTLT ATTESDtD TO.
ttm war I "1" "ee a cartel iilaT eel - j
! ZXo vea-rt aa t BW.aVI'.v. ama a.
- . jj m aar lavra
, C av Paaewt attewaw v aeaava raoa-i
1 b I iTfri l Miliaria). P. IT.
- - alaeif 11 awaair A .
ij camte-1 . fV IWrat Oftce-
OU 'fcTajHS ai lLis ooa
BAN ANTONIO. TEX.
1.50 per lr.
Situated oa Ih Mala Piss, la tba vary center af
the city. BUrtb Denote, with Street Cere la
treat running la ail ruon rwoee ana riawan, at.
aru. 'Ruuea ta all Trains, aad I'ailf Halts la all
points. Talepboae aonntelloaa with every part af
Ih city ana various points aorta, ana neat, miew
trie IJ.hL Saml.dallf Mall Delivery, la the meet eon
venltiil to baalaaea and plraaura, aad being ander
Ihe aldeel maaageaant le Iha boat plan to oblala
lutortuailoa about tha ooantry, Owning aar awa
Imarovemante we can furnish firel-claea aeaamma-
datloao al Sl.nO per day, thus aavtua la aar pa Irene
allaaalfl.no par uay. auglian, tivrmaa, rrvoea
and Spantah apukea. Oa.ata wilt receive iha heel
atltuuon. aeia em
i,n,nti(r.n, - I'rop'r.
W. H. BOBBINS,
THE "OLD RELIABLE"
OPTIC IA3ST ,
and dealer Id all grade of
CLOCKS, WATCHES, JEWEL
RY, SILVERWARE, FANCY
GOODS AND NOTIONS.
NORTH BIDE OF TBI PLAZA.
A 11 nnnilx warranted an represent
ed all work to give satisfaction, or
rHT All goods sold as low if not lower than
can be bousht elsewhere in Texas.
GROCERIES of all kinds at
GROCERIES by (he Draylmd.
GROCERIES Ity tlw Carload.
GROCERIES by om or one hun
dred packages at a time.
WHOLESALE Liquor Dealer.
TOBACCO AND SEGARS a
ORDERS BY MAIL filled with
as good selection and at as lotv
prices as if bought in person,
with the cash in hand.
UOQ A. 1 11 C.IRARO ST.PilU.'i.Ma
A NTCW TREATMENT
n.M..asMnilAi. islhmn HrARi
chilli, iirvpepiia, Calarrh, Head-
- m T mm al m sWabibibi-
mclie. EfCOllllTi nmjuiuuit Awm-
ralfrla.and all Chronic and J?arvou4 DU
orders. A CARD.
... At. 3 ka.lr.. mA slfirl
TT Ot lUO Ul'UCI PI iawm , uaiuB ' - B
permarientbenefil from the ntwof "COMPOUHD
!.r.rnnu a .J m.A a1mlnlalaiaaskj kp Dna
Staikbt PaIaBM, and belos MtUfied that II fa a
i 1 I a..nM tlH all (hat 1
new uiecovery iu uwivw ' -"
claimed for it, consider it a duty which wa owe to
the many tnouanuawn ...tn.,
and so-called "Incurable" dlseaaea to do all thai
we can to make I la virtue known and to Inspire
the public with confidence,
We have peraonal knowledge of Drs. BUrkey
. - -I I A InlalliMAIll mnA ttAIt.
raien. 1 HOT .to nviiaini, t-,n.-"i
aclencloos physicians, who will not, wa are aura,
saaKe any iuwdkuh u" j - 1
k.u... .a h nnr nnbliah anv teatimonlals
or reports of caaea which are not genuln.
W. D. Katxr,
Jteuiber of Congress from Philadelphia.
T. 8. Amies, ,
Bdlior and Fubtlaher "Arthur1 Home
V" drtmr,"Lutherao Observer," Philadel
phia. rmLADLiA, Pa Juaal, 18J.
in aroer aq am . -. -
profeiaional snd peraonal atandlng, and la glva la
eieaaedcontldencela ear atateneau and In Ihe
reautneneaa of ear testlmeniala aed reports ofeaeee
we print tha above card from gentlemen well aad
widely kaowa aad af tha highest peraaaal cbarae-
Oar "Trtati Compound Oryv." ea-
talnlng a nistory ai - -
actiea of thi remarkable carative egeat, aad a
largo record of earea la Ceaeampliea. Caurrh.
Searalgla. Brooch I lie, Aathme, ale., and a wide
reeve af ehroale diaraaea. will be aval free.
Aslarvaa Drs. Ktaratcy 4c fatlaa.
lies aad 1111 Glrard Itreet, Philadelphia, Pa.
prl 17 if.
aaSeriag frsea a gen
eral wsat ax Has,
aaa ne aaaal aaa
A B4i- .
cte IhatwIU eSectl
a nawal silt.
saffrtkc aba ela a
Bralt aa '
vicar, that la a gea
aiaa wntim, te
rr reojairewaat- .
abr. aaaaa SJaa- ,
awwf'illi art mt- '
trre ee ea-t five ea aa la. tra.ee. tm aaa ay all
tlw aad taalara gaaeraJy-
1 am viLA ' " aocvaaeaieo, i
avtwTK C e eeWeoa aWl.akle i
I ZA LmS .77-7" ao.n errtoi.
Down in the waller, be thought, bow grand
To stand on the mounwin-peaK, .
To feel the fonr free winds of hearon,
And to see lbs daylffht break I
The flower Rraias of the nieadowJands,
The wealth of the waving crop,
He knew them safe, and rich, and fair,
But he longed for the ntouutaiu-top.
What mystto shadows and depths were
What elory of eolor and lltrht !
lie knew that bis heart would never rest
Till bis feet bad reached the hohiht.
With patuful care aud a beating breast
He climbed the dangerous ground, t
And atood at lougth on the mountain top,
With nothing his gaze to bound.
But the clouds were still ss far above,
And alas I the stony peak -
Had nevor a flower or blade of grass
It was cold, and barren, and bleak.
And far below was the Talley sweet,
With its fields of waving corn,
With its orchard trees and gardon place.
And the house whero he was born.
Thus from the valloy of sweet Content
Ambition luroth men to eoek
The splendid, lonely, barren place
That gird leas Life's most loftly peak.
But oh for the pleasant valley homes I
And the happy feet that daily pass
Through woodland ways and blowing corn,
And the long sweet orchard grass.
Is It Rlghtf
BY THE LATH PRESIDENT WATLANp.
1st Can it be right for me to
derive my living from that which is
spreading disease, poverty, arid pre
mature death through my neighbor
hood T How would it bo in any
similar case T Would it bo right for
me to derive my living from selling
poison, or from propagating plague
and leprosy around mo T
2d. (Jan it be right lor me to
derive my living from that which is
debasing the minds and ruining the
souls of my neighbors! How would
it be in any other case? Would it
be right for me to derive my Kving
from the sale of a drug which produ
ced misery or madness ; which exci
ted the passions, and brutalized tho
minds, and ruined the souls of my
- 3d. Can it be right for me to de
rive my living from that which destroys
forever the happiness of the domestic
circle, which is filling tho land with
women and children in a condition
far more deplorable than that of
widows and orphans ?
4th. Can it be right for me to
derive my living from that which is
known to be the cause of nine tenths
of all the crimes which aro perpetra
ted against society?
5th. Can it be right for me to
derive my living from that which
accomplishes all these at once and
which it does without ceasing ?
Gth. Do you say that you do not
know that the liquor which you are
selling will produce these results ?
Do you not know that nine hundred
and ninety nine gallons produce these
effects for one which is used innocent
ly? I ask then :
7th. Would it be right for me to
sell poison on the ground that there
was one chance in. a thousand that
the purchaser would not die of it ?
8th. Do you say that you are not
responsible for the acts of your neigh
bors ? Is this clearly so? Is not he
who furnishes a murderer with a wea
pon considered an accomplice ?
If these things be so and that
they are so, who can dispute? I ask
you, my respected follow citizens,
what is to be done? Let me ask, is
not this trade altogether wrong?
Why theh should we not altogether
abandon it? If any man think other
wise, and choose to continue it, I
have but one word to say: My
brother, when you order a cargo of
itoxicating drinks, think how much
misery you are importing into the
community. Aa you store it up,
think how many curses you may be
heaping together against yourself.
As you roll it out of your warehouse,
think how many families each casK
will ruin. Let your thoughts then
revert to your own fireside, wife, and
your little ones, then look up to Him
who ludgeth ngnteonsiy, ana asu
your self, my brother, Is rr bight ?
Some Peculiarities of Divorce.
M. Bertillon, the editor of the
"Annals of Demography," has been
giving a lecture in which he sets forth
the fact that the households in which
divorces are most common aro those
where tho consorts are mct nearly
of the same age. Where there is a
great disparity of age it is necessary
to make a complete distinction
between cases where the elder party
is the husband and where he is not
Old husbands, for some reason or
other, seem to bo better able to re
tain the affections of their wires or
at any rate to maintain legal possess
ion of their better halves, than young
ones; for, as the man is older in
ro portion to the woman, so is he
.. - . . a
ess irequc-nuy aivoreeu irom ner.
With women it is altogether different,
for the older they are in proportion
to their hasbandji the more likely
they are to part or be raartbd from
them. lnmvsU tnm,lot yW Mexixi I ut, tad it Dot 1
counted as divorces. Bat JL Dertl '
. . a a- a ' 1
ihcm iifuifl Lri&vi in curoines vuer
divorce) is jroLilstexl soicil'.-s from
W a. m i
7 " , , - , " . 1
rr-o. fWml 1Laj tli-r. Law.
I Written far Tha Paas Paaaa,
Rendnlsctnces of Texas Veteran
Kauure Expedition, etc
ai o. KSBABD.
From Pino wo loarnod that Oonor-
al McLood, Navarro, Dr. Whittakor,
Captains Houghton and Hudson with
two or throe officers, had paasod the
previous night ftt his ranoho, and
were pro vidod with comfortable quart
era. Thov bad boon sent forward
one day in advance of tho main body,
on horseback, and aa thoy were for
tunate enough to fall into the hands
of an officer of humane fooling, our
friends under his charge always spoke
of him as a kind hearted man.
After a long and toilsomo march,
our men Bufforinjr at every atop, we
encamped upon the borders of
small stream for tho night Hero wo
experienced great relief from bathing
our awollon foot in its cold wators,
and washed oursolvea, for we could
not do that very often, when huddlod
in pens. Here to each man was is
sued a miserable pittance of hard
barley broad, too hard to eat without
soaking it Captain Salozar told us
through our interpreter, a Gorman,
who formerly livod in Matamoras,
Mexico, who understood Spanish
fairly, and was one of our companions,
that if anv ono of us csenpod, all of
us would bo hold responsible, and all
shot There was no fear of that, for
the heartless Salezar drove us so
hard, and half starved us, that ex
hausted at the end of a ;days march,
we willingly sang upon tne nara
aaa J 1 1
ground, covered with only a poor
Mexican blanket, to getsomo rest
A cold night was followed by a
hoavv frost next morning. We nost-
lod close to each other to keep from
freezing; the older mon got but little
sleep;-! being so young, I slept in
spite of the cold, exhaustion overcom
ing cold and suffering.
Next morning, at a brisk pace, we
hurried forward, but did not got
bito to cat. We reached the village of
Santo Domingo before noon, a dis
tance of eighteon miles from our last
night's quarters. At this village our
men had cause to thank tho women
for their kindness. They came out
of their mud houses in every diroction
bringing tortillas, baked pumpkins,
and dry ears of corn, and shedding
tears at our forlorn and miserable ap
pearance. Here I will state, that in
perhaps ' tho whole world there is not
such a contrast between mon and
women, as in Mexico. The women
were uniformly kind and sympathis
ing, from the lowest class up to tho
well educated and aristocratic, while
too often the men had no fooling, and
treated us cruelly, worse than beasts
cattle would have been treated and
driven with more consideration and
received better food than we did.
It is impossible for pen to describe
our sufferings, and no one could im
agine what we endured, especially,
whon as before stated, wo were half
starved before our surrender.
A little further on, we entered tho
village of San Felipo, the banks of the
Rio Grande were to our right The
women of San Folipo were also very
charitable, and presented us food. I
think tho Mexicans must have sent cou
riers ahead of us, to give notice of our
probable arrival, not so much for our
benefit, but to have supplies on hand
for our guard. If it had not been thus,
tho women could not have had eat
ables ready for us, and often warm,
too. Here an incident occurred, as
wo entered about the suburbs of San
Felipe ; a Mexican girl came out with
a tray of eat ables ; the foremost of
our men rushed forward to get a
good share, the girhinaf right,droppod
all on the ground, and screamed and
ran off for her home. No wonder,,
our men,unkcmpt, dirty and una Laved,
with haggard faces and sunken eyes,
must certainly have looked like
cartmbals, and as tho girl never saw
such a crowd of forlorn ubjecU she
waa frightened. Many of the women
of San Felipe openly rprrche4
Governor Armijo and our captain of
the guard, Salezar aa bmtcavacd even
their huAbanda maniftteid their
axjrrow ai oar cruel treatment
In justice to the women and girls
rroTioti, we'lt aach Km g mxrci .
... . 1 '
a. tijt tiuaL ox ccauic boat
the piiit of mtavLXx adayV tDcmstiaiS of
i mxaeLmtM only aa ear of ,Tbe LUls affa
rAtiou, yoa sorntUmoe ot.y aa ear .
COTO. We VO-iilAre ATtlaXOaWW tU
diod from starvation, and fatigue i
but on our routo from New Moxloo
to 1 Faso, it waa not our fortuno to
pass daily through villages to receive
thoso charitablo guta of the women i
of ton wo passod nnsottlod portions.
Towards night wo roachodAlgo-
Jonea whore wo encamped. That
nkht waa terribly cold. The Mexican
guard drovo us in two small rooms,
and locked tho door upon us. Thoro
waa not room for us to lie down, nor
sit down comfortably on the mud
floor t it being dark when we wero
drovo in, and not knowing how large
the apartmonta might be, after bo ing
locked tip, a aoeno of misery, half
suffocation and desperation soon
enBUod which beggars description.
From St Louis.
St. Louis, May 15, 1884.
En.' Fata Piuehs. Tho weather horo
ia fino for the first time this spring,
and tho building boom ia active
beyond all exporionoo. Tho groat
Exposition building ia being puBhod
forward to completion, and noarly
700 men are at work on the structure
The city is rapidly moving out wost
on tho hills. Old St Louis is gone Up
to the time of tho war it stood bo
twoon Morgan street on tho North,
and Clark avenue on tho South, and
between Cth street and 20th streot
Now this vast region looks like)
wilderness of shanties, a wild was to of
wickedness. On Pine, Chesnut, and
Olive streets, up to 14th, whero once
dwelled the rich and cultured, is now
the abode of the ungodly, and ten or
twelve beer dives con be counted
within 3 blocks. Horo a multitudo
of outcasts of a corrupt civilization
flaunt' their rags and volvot gowns
and "loud" dress in tho face of passers
by, and particularly on Sunday
night and present a scono and carnival
of i riot; blaspheming, miscegenation
and congregation of black and white
men and womon,oll stooped in fathom-
Ices crime and poverty aa ever dis-
gracedthe subtoromean hells of Paris,
or the Lapin Elano described by
The criminal courts are very busy
hero at present, and the dockets are
large beyond post experience. The
Tho old Court House, whore the
civil courts are held, is looking fine
after its new coat of paint Tho flag
staff was lifted into place by a gang
of men yesterday. It is a hollow
steel tube noarly one hundred foct
long, and weighs 3000 pounds, and
when in its place upon the mighty
dome it looks like a fishing rod in
Muoh excitement prevails among
the gambling classes here concerning
the panio and failures in New York.
The exciting interest about tho calama
ties of the Grant family have subsi
ded, and many here hope that the
Grants will do the same thing
subside. Surely 'tis a good time for
disappearing." Cabl Smythe.
Blue Vaixkv, PoTAWATomi County,
Seeing so much material for news
paper topics I have concluded to try
and write a few items for our old
home paper, the Sam Mabcos Fbex
The prospects for a good season
and plonteous year are evident
throughout this section of Kansas i
in fact we are having too much of the
moistening element The Big Blue
River is gradually rising, caused by
the continuous rains, and an overflow
is predicted. If an overflow does
take place, it will make sad havoc of
the many prosperous farms along the
valley. The Blue Valloy farmers are
as prosperous as any class of yeomen
in this state. They have ready market
for all the homo produce, and most
excellent ways of transportation by
means of tne iiansaa uentrai ana
Union Pacific. There is another
rail road in cons true lion np through
the Blue Talley. It commences at
MnnbM1", a large town at the junc
tion of the Bine and Kansas Hivcrs.
and will extend the whole length of
This portion of the state is weD
adapted to stock raising and farming,
being cron posed of prairie and timber-
Und. The low, grae crowived bills
either aid. of lb. ry remind
aum very tnoca iam botwbooi
mooQUsiti ox tw kbst msui-
jt J most exceDect ctsx
wire for pasture. "Over the hills an J
far away" spread broad high prairies
that produoo usually well Farming
appears to be the chiof occupation,
or at least there are more engaged
in this businoss than in atockraising.
Tho great objection to stock is that
they gonorally reqire to be fed six
months out of the year, and vigilant
oaro most be taken to gain any pro-t
Tho time for planting has juct
begun here, and as we have an oc
casional visit from Jack-frost, may
havo to replant Very frequently ft
woo flower can be soon pooping from
beneath tho loavos a sure harbinger
The fruits, both large and small, do
well In this port, and most of tha
inhabitants are woll supplied with
good orchards. Vegetables of all
variotioB do very well hero, and bj
aid of a "cave,'' or house under the
ground, the vegetables can be stored
away until gardon time again.
Every one who bos a house ia sure
to have also a "cyclone collar," and
whon ono of those Kansas cophyrc
bogina to gently waft away tho fonoo,
and to sond tho telegraph polos on
untold errands j thoy each and every
ono eook shelter under ground, for
fear of boing borne away to regions
whero "the breozes cease to blow."
It is really amusing to see the
frightened ladies watch the clouds
and liston with both ears to the
prophesies of the "weather witches."
Kansas ia improving very fast
Whero a fow years ago stood an
Indian wio-a-up, now stand our grace-,
ful modern farm house i and with
all the modern improvements, publio
Bohool system, prohibition, etc. with
out the cyclone t Kansas will somo
time in the near future be one of tho
foremost states in the Union.
I will close by wishing the Fun
Press and family a prosperous and
From yours rospectfully,
A, X Hawexb.
The Cleburno Free Democrat
(Groonback) says: ;
"Recent statistics show that ,20,-
747,000 acres of our lands aro now
ownod by foreign landlords, who pro
pose to make a second Ireland out of
America, and domond their rack-rents
from American peons. Both the old
parties are equally responsible for
stealing this land from the people of
this country and giving it to alien
lords and nabobs. How long will
the people allow themselves to be led
by the nose into slavery, by corrupt
party leaders, morely to gratify their
sectional prejudices? This is ft port
of ex-Governor Roberts' land policy.
Our national and state legislatures
have given to corporations and for
eign syndicates 280,000 square miles
(or loU.UUU.uuu acres) oi our puDiio
domain. All this land has been stolen
from the people, and the robbennow
hold it under the plea of vested rights.
There is only one of two ways by
which the people can regain posses
sion of their lands for the benefit of
the rising generation. One ia by a
bloody revolution, similar to that of
France, and a redistribution of the
lands. The other is by a graded tax
ation which will make large estates
unprofitable and force large land
owners to dispose of thoir lands to
small farmers, Ono or tne oiner
must be adopted, or four-fifths of tho
rising generation must of necessity
become peons. This is the inheri
tance the father and mother are to
day offering their children. Which
horn of the dilemma will the voter
take the ballot for a graded system
of taxation, or the sword with all its
attendant horrors and a redistribu
tion, or peonage as the inheritance of
The editor of the True Democrat ia
the chairman of of the Greenback ex
ecutive committee of Johnson county.
The Colored Toters Growing- Tired.
New York Globs.
The colored people of the North
and West are weary of Republican
promises. They are not longer to be
monkeyed with by tricksters. ' They
want a square, manly deal
li they are to help the party to
win victory they demand that they be
treated aa other members of the par
ty. They do not propose in the fu
ture to play Samson to Dcllah. They
propose to put their strength where
it win Denent mem meet.
8eng that the Democrat'e party
is torn aamnder, the Republican party
may tarn np its nose at our state
ment of the ease, bat we nn it that
the colored people of the North and
Wea-t have the balance of power, and
are in no fcnmor to be rnonkeyed sritb.
The Main riara at El Paso, 2J
with cactus plu.it of every variety,
is a beeuiUuJ spot.
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