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an j peopkietob: I. H. JTJLTA.lSr, "Prove All Things I Hold Fast that which Is Cood." SAN MARCOS, HAYS COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, JULY 9, 1835. no: 3l VOL. XIV. s & viarcos Free Press. ' FUBUSlftD BVBBY TH0E8D1I BT ISAAC 2X. JULIAN, . To whom all Loiter should be Addressed. . OFFICE-North Side of Plaza. RATES OF SUBSCRIPTION. One year, ftdvanne. $ 3 gix mouths " 1 Tl.rns mouths The above rates include the prepayment l 1 , Mu Hnmnlal Mniaa fnui OI IK'SLUU 1J -..-j..v w-tu -,u Siugle copies a ceuu. . , . A D VER T I SIN Q ' RA TES. Legal and Transient Advertisements will . . . a n. Tintlnr tier anunre for the II M i . , fi.-stiusertion, and Fifty Oento per square for each additional lusom"-. ti-e space of dne inch. Fractional squares will be counted as full squares. Advertisements for three months or more will be chargea at m """'"" 1 -Vo. o f Square: 3 mos 6 nios 1 yr. 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All advertisements and subscriptions due in advance. . l nf nnr friflndn wonld da us a BDeoinl favor by giving us the names of any per sons within their knowledge who would be tib-alar fn cnWrihfl for the Fuee Press, so that we may send specimen copies to such persons. GENERAL DIRECTORY. OFFICIAL. onxnaiatHM bra marsicr: Hon. Jamee F. Miller, of Oonialee Comity. 8kato-35tii dihtbict: Bod. Geo. rfeuff-r, of Comal Co. aarateaiiTATivaa 9tT DiarsiOTi Hon. I. H. Combe, of Hajre Co. Bun. J..M. Jollj, of Caldwell Co. DIXTHIOT OODHT 2KO DiaVBIOT. Han. H. Teichmaeller, Preelilug judge, LaOrange. -"' J. M. Bethany. Attorney, Aastlo Co. TUTS) Or HOUHMO OODBT. Hnvs.lat Mon-ajre Id March and September. Hay continue tree,ee-e. oooKTt orrtos-s. Kd R. Kone, Judge County Court. Jaa, G. Burleaon, Diet, and County Clerk. Owen ForJ, County Attorney. R K. Barber Sheriff. 1. 8. Davie. Deputy. O. 8. Cock, Juelice of the Peaoo Pre. Ho. 1 Pavl. Lynch,- " " y.oS.v ? : ! W. W. Slack. " 6 J. Q.Patleraon, County Treaeurar. K' 8. Portaun, Aaaeaaor. Joe. C. Kve, Borveyor. T.J. Mirarty, Coiu'r Preolnet No. 1 Cba.. Llghtfoot, " " J.R. Burleaon, " " " 8 Peter Schmltt. " " " Frank Obanlon, Conatable precinct Ho. 1 . Timca or holdiso Oovarr ad Pbboiko. Cooave County Court for Criminal, Civil and Probata bua Inesa th Mondaya in Jannary, March. Nay, July, September aud November. Commisalonere Court Jd Monday! la February, Hay, August and Hovember. Justice Court, Precinct So. 1 Laat Monday In each month, at Ian M arcoa. month, San M arcoa. Precinct No. 1 Id Friday in each month Ml. City. s Sd " Wimberley'a Mill. A 4tb " Dripping Springe. tows orrteiaa. Mayor Wm. Oleeen. , Council W. D. Wood, O. W. Donalaou, John Willlamaon, D.A.QIoTor, Bd. J. L.Green. Marahal T. If. Prince. Street Commlaaloner Samuel Watklna. Conocll meet! the Oral Tueaday la eaoh moath. nAII.N. ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF, TO AND FROM BAN MAR008 POST OFFICE. Valla from Anatln errla at S: a. . and 8:30 p. m.; oloae at 8:15 a. m. and 8:04 p. a. Malta from Ban Antonio arrive at SM a. a. and S: p. m.; oloae at 8:15a.m. and :15 p. m. LoFlng, arrlvea at 18 M., oloaea at H:AS. P. M. Aboremaila arrlva and depart dally. Blanco, via Wlmberley-deparUTneadayand Friday at S A. M. . Arrlvea Monday aad Thuraday at Y P. M. mca socraa. General Delivery from 8 A. M.. to 'ro, 1 P. M. to S P. M. eacept during dletributloo f tnalla and on Buodaya and bolidaye. Open ob Sonduya thirty mtnutea after dlatrlbetloB f at olth. prlBolpal ""A1B1 AT0H.P. M. ClllURCnEM. MiTHOntST. Preaching at th ethodlM . w - ..kk. .k. RukMrHarrle.Paater. vDQTvll tj r rj i r arvwveiaHf - - - Sunday School at o'clock, A.M. CUea eeti.g or young Meo'a Prayer MeeUng at 8 'dock P. M. Prayer Meeting en Wedaeadajr. CBBISTI AS. D W Pritchett. preacher taebarge. Berricee every Lord'a day Morning and nlghu Sua day School at t a. m. Prayer meeting overy Wed. neiday night. Ladiea1 AM Society, 3 f. m. avery Priday. A cordial iBviutloa oxuoded U ail. PRKSBTT8B1 AH. Semeee ln4 a4 4th Bindaya oach month. K. 1. B. French, paaior. Beaday School at the PreebyUrlen Ckarch owy Sabbath -att-.3a.Bi. Pravor Meeting every Tharaday at T:M p, m. All are Invited to attend. LUTHtBAW. Bev. C. KreBteoeteln, Teaae Bya dlcal Mlaalooary, will preach aa the Brat ! la each month at the Preebytertaa chorea. Proachlag at 11 A. M. All German cordially Invited. PHOTS IT A NT BP1SCOPAU Bvteoa let aad M lead. ya each BMath, at IS . t r ... (.t St. Mark'a Ckarch), a U B. Mr. Alien BAPTIST.-Proaehleg at th BapUa ChBick ea the Bret asd third Saadava la aack BMath. lev. L D. Jeckeoa, paetor. CATHOUC. eorviceootk Seadajlaeach aMBik, ev. Father Meraadl. rv- Alert Meo Coeapaay Bo. 1, aaoeu flr4 aad thiH Theredaye la each aMBtk, B. B. eo. PreeMewt; Byrea W.Sari. Fareau. W. B.Cartev lea. AeeL, I P. Pata tad. AeeM t. J. Peoi. BccraaaryjU. U McCay, treaearer. Hk aad Ladde Ce Be. 1- aaeoa Ike tad aad 'A, rw4tT is lew eMBih. Bd. B. Beaa. PreeieeauC. B. Bam. Poioaaaa. W. C. Oacer Bret Aaaa Jehew B4tpk. aacead Aeet I Frlia Laceye. tr-aeeii ; J. K. Stawrt, eWrotary. M Barcee Ledr eaovte let Bataday rhi a ewk emtk. Bd. B. Kea, W, M4 AlWrt eataa Beeevfry. 8uBarceCkaev Be. 1B. 9 letrWday tm.i.k,nlk P.J.C. Sanitk,la.K. H- P Beeaeo. Becrvtevry. ' errwcjasi J T. i. rest. Ilk. BT.C. Uanu.I)' lea m ...... . . its ? -Wy aXeM. 0. f. Wr,". . aV fneei. ecraaary. , of Ctsaea fMoSo. rWI tv. C. C; -n Bm. secretary. Be y kr "ear BUSINESS DIRECTORY. BANKERS. E i l U, st Jj. UXklLtCdli OUU.UCiMh VrUtAltU J ' PU-ft m.t relAlnnfl'a old Land. D. A. GLOVER, North side Flaza. LA WFERS. W OOD & FORD, Wood's New Building Upstairs. O. f. BROWN, Office over Green's Bank, NOTARY PUB LI O & O'L AO'T. H. JULIAN, Judge Wood's New Build , ing, Upstairs. PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS. D BS. WOODS BURLESON, Office at Jlaynolds fc Daniel's drugstore. D B. WM. MYERS, Office at Fromme's Drugstore, Southeast Corner Flaza, . DENTISTS. D R. J. H. COMBS, Judge Wood's New building, upstairs. DRUGGISTS. FR0MME, South side Flaza. T3 AYN0LDS & DANIEL, North side riaza. DRY GOODS. BEEN & PRICE, at Malone's old stand, VJT Southeast Corner Flaza. DRY GOODS & GROCERIES. OHNSON & JOHNSON, Mitchell Build ing. North side plaza. npvAlXEY & BliO., Southwest Comer L Flaza. HOOTS A- SHOES. B. HANKLA, Manufacturer and Deal , er, North side Plaza. ERH. LAUMEN, East side Plaza. T Southeast corner Plaza. WHOLESALE GROCER, M ARTIN HINZIE, Southeast Corner Flaza. GROCERIES. r I TAYLOR & THOMAS East Sido Plaza. Ii ARDY & CO., South side Flaza J. F. PATE, South side Plaza: GROCERIES & HARDWARE. W M. GIESEN, South side plaza. HARDWARE. G 1 W. DONALSON A CO., North side ; .Plaza. FURNITURE. J. WARD, East side Plaza. JW. NANCE k BRO., near Southeast . Corner of Public Square. WA TCIIMAKER8 A JE WELERS. W. H. BOBBINS, North side Plaza. CARPENTER AND BUILDER. " F. PATE, residence Bear the Coronal . Institute. STOVES A TINWARE. THEODORE HERRING, Northeast Cor " ner Public Square. M ARTIN HINZIE, Southeast Cor. Plaza. SADDLES C HARNESS. c. 8. COCK, Southwest Corner Plaza. LIVERY A BALE STABLES. BALES ALES A SON, San Antonio Street. MEAT MARKET. S. L. TOWNSEND, West Side Plaza. BAKER Y A CONFECTIONER T. RITZ LANGE Sooth aide Plaza. STOVES. AID IlOI ft: FI RlltMIIU UUVLHtar Eoofirg tad Guttering Speciiltj.' a aakar ie Bark teas a afce M see sr. lUfirimj frmpt1f mtleniei Id). THEODORE! HERRING. (B er ea Seat. U. leaMj MALBB l TINWAEE, "Hv e4iia a aira p r "" sn3f LAYER'S ; jHair Vigor, reatorea, with tha gloas and freahneaa of youth, faded or gray hair to a natural; rich brown color, or deep black, as may bo deelred. By ill UM light or red hair may be darkened, thin hair thiokened, and balJneai often, though not always, eared. -'- It ehMks falling of the hair, and iUrou Utea a weak and ilokly growth to vigor. It prevents and euros aeurf and dandrolf, and baali nearly every dUaaM peculiar to the sealp. As a iJtdleV Hair Dvaaalng, the Vioon U unequalled ; It oontalns neither oil nor ij render th hair soft, glossy, and ' sllkan In sppanranea, and Impart a delicate, ' agreeable, and lasting perfume. ' ' , " j nin. C. P. Bbichbb write from JTIrty, O., July i, 1882 1 " Last fall my hair eommeueed , falllug ont. and In a abort time I beoeiue nearly bald. I tued par of a bottle of Avbb's Hai Viooa, wbioh flopped the fall ing of tha hair, and atarted a new growth. I hav now a full head of bair growing vigor oualy, and am convinced that bat for the tue of your preparation I should hav baas utlraly bald." J. W. Bowb, proprietor of th itc Arthur I Ohio) Enqvirrr, aaya 1 "AYEa's HJtta Vloon a moat excellent preparation for tha hair. 1 apeak of It front my own experience. Its use promote tha growth of new hair, and make It glossy and aoft. The Vioob la also a aura cure for dandruff. Not within my knowledge baa tha preparation aver failed to give entire satisfaction." , Ms, Axons FAiasAinir, leader of th celebrated " Falrbairn Family " of Soottleh VocaiiaU, write from Uoiton, Matt., Ftb. 0, 1680: "Ever since my hair began to gtveail very evidence of the change whloh Beetlng time proouretb, I have used Avkb's Haib. Viooa, and ao havo been able to maintain an appearanoe of youthf uluoaa a matter of conaiuerable oonaequeuce to minletere, ora tor, aotora, and In fact every one who lives In the eye of th public" Mas. O. A. Prescott, writing from 18 Zfm St., Charltttown, Matt., April U, I88J, eay : ' Xwo year ago about two-thlrda of my bair came oh. It thinned very rapidly, and I was fast growing bald. On using AVER'S Hair Vioob tho falling stopped and a new growth commenced, and In about a mouth my head was completely covered with short hair.. J I ha continued to grow, and la now aa good aa before It fell. I regularly uaed but one bottle of the Vioob, but now use it occasionally as a dressing." Xfe have hundreds of similar testimonials to the efflcaoy of AVER'S Haib Vioob, It need but a trial to convluee the tuott skepti cal of Its value. PREPARED IT Dr.J.C.Ayer&Co.,Lowe!l,Mass. Sold by all Druggists. Th Man and the : . . Monkey. - Once upon a time a man and a monkey chanced to meet upon the highway. "Hello, my long-tailed friend," atked the man, "whither art thou going?" "Booed for de city," replied the monkey. "Olad to bear It," replied the man. . . , . ,. "I am going there teo, and we will travel to gether and be of mutual benefit In oaa of dan ger. The monkoy grinned aaaent, and both winded their way. "What all you I" asked the man, I see you are a auDerer, and can acarcely get along," Oh, you aee," replied the monkey, "my rand der, ahe had what you call acrofula, very much eorofula, aiy fader, be had heap aorea. aome big aeme little aorea, long -ime. They both took much medicine, and when they died tbe aorea was all they ibey left me." "lea, yea.",repled tbe man, "I see bow It la, Tour i-.otber Inherited ber disease, acrofula, and your father caught hla op the viug, and vou inherited or waa born with both com plaint'. But why pine away and die, when you can be cured f" "I been done uaed over elxty bottle one drug store medicine, and'lt no good, lloney all gone, and aore here yet. Some doctor charge heap money, but no good.1 J "But. my friend," aaid the man. "yon got bold of the wroug medicine. Oo to the drug alore and get one bottle of B, B. B., and before using all of It you will feel better. It ia a quick enre. It will oure all aorta of aorea. Scrofula, Blood Poison caught on tbe wing. Itching Ho more. Catarrh. Blood and Skin Dlaeaaeaand Kid ney Troubles," "I be ao thankful for your kindness, and will go get B. B. B. to-day," replied tbe monkeya Tha venomed shaft hurled at tha acrofuloua girl tbe pitileaa crle of the tender Infant writh ing and moaning with hereditary blocJ talat the groana of that atont man confined with running foul nicer, the walling of that wife proatrated with the panga of rheumatism the excruciating agoniea of tboae coffering from chronic kidney troublea, the aleepleaa nlcbta of those children territed with that Itching humor of the akin the wild and weird appearance of tboae unfortunate rie'lme ' all forma of ayphl lie these and all other elmllar diaeaaee indi cate an Impure condition of the bleed, all of wt-ich caa be cured In an Incredibly abort apace et time by the use of B. B. B., the concentrated blood purifier of tbe day. in u li hjttt twttttt? si i is wq . m. - - J. -. www-w OUMPHREYS ftotmiMDtPhirsioUa. flimplS mt m r m. .nanvn. SLnaB IT SI VIA MJCBe 1 revere, votsptobi, Wormi, Worm frtrver. Worm Collo... J Cosshe, Coid, BrotsohiUa. . Hradacbea. Siek Uaadanhe, ' IIS. iOOUUKW IMHCil.,.-. Verti.. .! HOMEOPATHIC l)vaneta ill "3 .sa mm or PsUnful Period. Cron UiAoolt Bfathln.. att RM-iini7l:r7''p'- Knpuk-HtM-emallsns. Biieumauc Peine... a ra-.ll- - rfw " ' alSu Ctlatul nr - ....... M ..... . r.tarrh. lnflo-ns. la the H-L ia CVMseh. viil'iil t-outt-. Iwal fVtmKrJjaeaalWiilasa KISIfT in---- rrsoae lrttlHy ..-.v, t."i latoSISw W ls Mvr. Paipill-1 PECIFICS. 'sodkr DieaaM sweesst liS"leaie. ml ecieeOr. HaiBTtVTr Bes M wnm. mtlv tseaad ! 4 In'b and BMllH fr Adr. HI MPHHI1 er MaAslCAAAt BOB fBlaaaa . IMw tarfc. SAVE THE CENTS -TVe Wet I ever eew." eey aTt who Bee C SI W B ai .lH4Tr B TBCCTBSBLK tlT t at NLU : BS) a fees See S TW e M a-na-s e etcea. be 1 nm 1 1 all bale aaal kttee sreea SeJl. Iv eeal S M hat ay s pet See SO CarSJtd. "mmimmmm petne. A Ad yU J. J.Ct.si, OaartbaB. OLD XEWSPAPERS res vrATi3so 5 For Bale cJi-ap at tLIs cfScsa. nnitit ivsTtTWrrr rwdi ri.alr e-t rr WS a 1 w a . a , y a .LAf ...,. A SUMMER AFTERNOON. The snnlight sleeping on the bills In drowsy splendor dreams away Tbe long, slow hours, as if it felt Tbe rapture of a perfect day. The mountains stretch, broad,' waving lines Of purple light along the sky, While at their feet, riob, shadow-veiled, Serene and fair the meadows lie. There comes to us the hum of bees, A bird flits by on startled wing, Aud through dim arches in the woods We hear the swaying breetes sing. With rlrtDlincr laucrh and silvery sheen. . Throueh cool, preen haunts of moss and fern, The brook betrays Its hiding-place, 1 1 And clearer grows on every turn. The wild rose lifts its blushing face Above the wayside grasses Tow, While Dale wood-lilies in the shads Their snow-white bells swing to and (ro. 0, golden summer afternoon, .' 1 We rest content 1 w ssk no more, Only to bear the wind repeat ' Tbe self-same story o'er and o'er; Only to breathe the fragrant air, To watch the lights and shadows play, To quaff the nectar that the sun In brimming beakers poors to-day. ' - It is tnough to be to feol The tranquil mood of field and wood ; To know Ood's blessinn everywhere Hath made so much that's fair and good. Anon. Science Hall Home Institute Commence ment Week. For th raas Pass. The baccalaureate address was delivered by Dr. J. F. Hillyer a Prof, of tbe Institute. Tbe examination of the primary classes began on Monday, June 1st, at 9 a. m, after oraver by Eev. Doctor Hillyer which was Dreotedeu by a song from tue Harvest Bells. Visitors all pronounced the exainw ation of this day very excellent, many com. pliuents were bestowed upon the readiness OK me pupils 111 awn unuit queowuuo ysviuyv ly, i uuuunl uua litutj lOIMJW aiA JTOtii u.u who rooited almost perfootly the multipu- plication table and gave clearly tbe theory of the four fundamental operations in arult- metio and demonstrated them on the black board. For children, their elocution was exceptions!. . Tuesday at 9 a. m. the primary classes continued till Geography and grammar were comulcted for them. Then the intermediate scholars were taken throueh their course of studies and surely none could feol otherwise than pleased. Wednesday came mathematics, oral and written arithmetio and in the short, method of calculation and the solving of problems I don't believe Dr. Hillyer, the Professor of mathematics boa an equal in the state. . ins pupils understood tueir teacuer wiw , nis lightning methods. Thursday ushered in the higher algebra, geometry aud Latin classes, which to say the least did splendidly. Tue pupus oi me Mat in class re id distinctly translating each Lat in word into English as they read and also analyzing the sentences as they came to them. Thursday afternoon two or tne members of the Boyol Literary Debating Society entertained us with a debate, which did honor to their historical knowledge and oratory. Question, "Resolved, that a Mon archy is the most Stable Form of Govern- meut ;" ainrmative, Mr. af. w. uioua, oi Travis Co. : negative, Mr. Guy i-u Andrews, of Hays Co. ; the decision' was given in favor of the ainrmative. Thursday evening at 8 p. m. a concert and literary entertainment lasted till near 12 o'c'ock. The exercises were opened with a ptologue from Miss Blanche Andrews, fol owed by a song of greeting from the whole school which was rendered well, the pupils carrying their parts unassisted by their teachers. The evening was delightful to all whose good fortune it was to be there. There was a great variety which made it so eniovable. but we noticed all low oomio or coarse slaug-using literature was carefully eschewed. A beautiful calistheoio class, performed with a grace the fairies might have envied. Friday, 9 a. m.t prayer and singing, "Wait and Murmur Not", advanced algebra, philosophy, rhetoric, spelling match and debate occupied tbe day, Tbe question discussed was : "Besolved that Woman Is Mantallv Inferior to Man:" affirmative, A. B. Houston, of Travis Oo.j negative, Frank Stanley, of Hays Co.; affirmative was de feated. Their orations reminded us of one of the days of Patrick Henry when he plead so eloquently against oppression. Frirlav evenina at 8 D m. the evening ex ercises began with a most effective and well timed oration as a salutatory from Master OUie Cole, be spoke eloquently and earn estly, and when had concluded all felt glad that they were there. Several essays, reel tations and orations with sweet music, vo cal and instrumental aocompanied by a grand calisthenics march, also the anvil ohor- us by dumb bell. Juts lAura- csnaw en gaged our attention. Tbe address)to the liter ary society was as good as w aver beard. Tbe valedictory was affecting and aad, abounding in lessons of beautiful morality; "Co-edtuation' was his subject and tbe author showed conclusively it was the most superior system of education extant. We were Struck witnttie aevouon manuewtan oy thee pupil toward tbeir teacher, each otbrr and tbeir school, I hav never seen it equalled. W noticed also the most perfect discipline in all the proceedings of tbe ssebooL Tbe young ladies tnaoifested the highest order of culture, the young men a dignity rarely Been in school boys. Tbe visitor from abroad were Mr. John Kincaid and Mias Mary Kincaid from Pre sidio Co., Rev. William Johnaoo and wife from Hondo City, Mia Eva Ayeock aad and Ida Johnson of Johnson City, Dr. Williams and eon, of Loling, Miaaea Olli Branch and Minta Lane of Belmont, Bey.J C. Burkett of Flaioriia, Hn Oktev and Ton Hills aad families of t as tin. Mesasra. Rbaw, Clowd. Josses and Howa tno of Travis Co.. and etbsw I eannot awesv tioa as I was not acquainted with Uve-tn. 5tkiBg Else U Day, John C WetA, wbn wu formerly private ftecretary of prBTidMit Arthur, tells me that Ur. Arthnr ia again ia fair beaJth, Laving reooTere4 from tbe attack of acxaticat with which be was Wbt is be doing wTjfc hinkBlft " I BAked Mr. RmmL OoroT aVfiahiKg OtrtmotaZlj." be rvli l.kelUab. -Tbere's BOthin,: ! left for an exJtnt to do." FROM ST. LOUIS. From our Begular Correspondent. St. Loois, June 2G, 1885. Editob Fan Prbss : The celebrat 3d Mexican band left here laat Mon day after giving audiences in the ex hibition halL The band consisted of 72 performers and is beyond doubt, the finest musical organization in the world. The people of St Louie nev er heard such musio before. This morning a delegation of Mexican editors arrived at the Southern and are having a good time and royal re ception by the people of the city. . The most destructive rains have been falling here eyery day for a week and the injury to crops is im mense.' San Maroos is becoming a city sure enough. It is certainly far ahead of any place in Missouri of the same population. Fine churches and schools, a fire department, water works, a good, sound Democratic pa' per, ably and fearlessly edited, and in the near future bankinor facilities of two National banks, and now you have in prospect the educational advantages of a Chautauqua So ciety. The outlook is gratifying and reflects great credit on the city of San Marcos. Society people those who can af ford it, and many who can't afford it- are leaving the city for the watering nlaeeB and summer resorts. This fashionable habit of leaving home in summer is a painful custom, suffered in obedience to the decrees of fashion' able society. They lose the the cool comforts of a pleasant home and come home bankrupts to meet the necessi ties of winter. Carl Smyths. WASHINGTON LETTEK. from Our Regular Correspondent. Washington, June 27, 1885. Ed. Fbm Press: A ray of day light has recently been let into a nice little scheme by which several thorn and dollars were to be extracted from the pockets of the rag importers this year by a small ring whose represent atives stood high in favor at tne treasury deparment. An arrange ment was made which practically threw the whole disinfecting business into the hands of the one company in New York, and the proceeds promised to be immense, until secretary Man ning got wind of what was going on, and broke up the whole arrangement This whole business of disinfecting imported rags is regarded in 'official circles in Washington as a humbug and a fraud. There is not the slight est evidence anywhere that disease has ever been introduced into this country by rags imported from for eign countries. The engineers of this money-making scheme went to work to prey upon the fears of the people, and thus to create a publio opinion which would warrant them in filling their pockets. It reminds me of the nice little scheme bo ably managed by Col. Donn Piatt and the lamented Garfield, then congressman from Ohio. I refer to the moth and mil dew exterminator which was applied to the clothing in the War Depart ment, at an expense of $300,000 or $400,000 to Uncle Sam, the said pro cess consisting in pouritg a little bo rax-water, or something of that harm less nature, over some of the cloth Appropriations for that purpose were made by congress for several years, and of course everybody was very much surprised when the truth about it became generally known. The rag- disinfecting scheme does not promise half aa good results as the celebrated moth and mildew exterminator. Ben. Butler's timber-preserving process was also a vastly better thing. Tbe department of agriculture has come to a stand till for want of funds, but the farmers of the country are not likely to be very much excited, nor are the crops falling off to a nota ble extent, though the short wheat crop may be doe, in a meskture, to of ficial paralysis. Bat in a few days the crisis will be over. Tbe new fis cal year begins in teo days, when the funds will become available, and tbe department can again scatter its pack ages of seeds far and wide if, that is, anybody wants them. SpesAing of the farmer's petde raarUnDL reminds me thai the chief clerk, Sesbilt, told ate some daya ago there ace siosi 12.000 poandsof the Bag bsB?t Bel still on baa J; and he added: "Tbe beep does not seem to get any smaller. SotxM&mea, when I look at it, I think it is actually growing larger. Several days ago a Georgia farmer wrote to ur that he was in great need of this seed. He had tried in various directions, but couldn't get any. In his extremity, he wrote to the department for two bushels of the seed. He got it, and I expect he was surprised at our promptness. ' But there does not seem to be any more farmers wanting beet seed." , j : . The naval advisory board was abol ished by act of the last congress, las far as any future construction of ves sels is concerned. Their duties ter minate with the completion of the cruisers which are now in course of construction, and they will have noth ing to do with the building of , tbe other vessels which was authorized. That a court of inquiry will be or dered to investigate the proceedings of the advisory board in connection with the construction of the Dolphin, is regarded as very probable. , The president's existence seems to be placid and uneventful, so muoh is one day like another at the White House t but the executive office and its occupants were never before so crowded with business as they are at this time. Probably there have been as many people, . both office-seekers and casual callers, during the past week, as in any previous week of this administration. Tbe truillotine is still at worn in the attorney general's department. Victor Hugo's Picture of War. From Parton's Life of Voltaire. On the 30th of May, 1878, when Voltaire had been dead a hundred years, Victor Hugo addressed words of impassioned eulogium to all that was most enlightened and most mas culine in France. Tne discourse on that unique occasion was the crown ing utterance of , this oentury. . Here is a part of it which kindled tbe audi ence to the noblest entuusiasm, spot en as ii was uiuiuhh wimm uui ji . i i. .-ii.- a... i the World's Exposition of that year "If to kill is a crime, to kill muon cannot be an extenuating cirenm- stanoe. Laughter and bravosj. If to steal is a diszrao?. to invade can not be a glory. Continued applause Te Deums are of small significance here: homicide is homicide i blood shed is bloodshed. It alters nothing to call one s self Ctesar or Aapoleon i in tbe eves of tbe eternal God a mur derer is not changed in character be cause instead of a hangman's cap there is placed upon bis head an em perors crown. Jjong acolamation i triple salvo of applause J. Ah 1 let us proolaim verities. Let us dishonor war. Wo 5 bloody giory does not ex ist ' No; it is not good and it is not useful to make corpses. No i it can not be that life should travail for death. No ; O mothers who surround me, it cannot be that war, tbe thief, is to continue to take your offspring. No i it cannot be that women are to bear children in anguiBb, that men are to be born, that communities are to plow and sow, that the peasant is to fertilize the fields and the work man to enrich the cities, that think ers are to meditate, that industry is to perform its marvels, that genius is to execute its prodigies, that the vast , . .--ii.j i ii- i iu numan activity iu w lauiwpij m mo presence of the starry heavens its ef forts and its creations in order to Droduce that frightful inters ational extvosition which is called a field of battle. Profound sensation. The whole audience arises and applauds the speaker. Tbe true field of battle (pointing to the exposition) behold it It is the rendezvous of the master pieces of human labor which Paris at this moment offers to the world." DBtrreto. "Where one person goes deliberately into wrong-doing, twenty drift into it for want of the habit of attention. They know, in a loose and desultory sort of way, what they ought and onght not to do, but not bavinor been accustomed to draw up tbeir mental forces into consideration of particular cases, or to direct their thoughts calmly and vigorously to re view a past action, or to analyze a proposed one in the light of ity moral quality, they suffer themselves to b driven by whatever power happens to be tbe strongest power within, or led by the most persuasive influence from without let all the time, the sober judgment of the man himself, were it but called noon, would con demn his course i and if it could be brought to ths front and kept in its proper place oi antnontv, a down ward career wonld be checked, and the steps which led to it retraced. The eight tons of cherries recently a-inr-ai from California t Chicago . mL7 I wers sold at l cenu per pomBO. im coat of pladcg theca tWe was ! els. ! Tmr saneind. IflavinC S Bt-t WO-it f 100 per trtn. If ths freight was.X. I. Herai- cheaper, a Califonua prr aaj-a. Litre ' ' ear loads per day could be slipped) Sarah Bernhardt spetds tkly five for ths next sixty dsys. jLlan a day L eosaeiwa. . A Contrast. ( . One would hardly meet in a month two more different people than Presi dent Ctoelaai and ex-President Arthur, and affairs at the Whie House are correspondingly changed President Arthur was proverbially procrastinating in private matters. He never made up his mind until the lost minute and then he wanted every' .1.1 i 1. 9 . . . tmug w oe aone in a rusn, and tne least delay worried him greatly. He took a great interest in all social mat-' ters connected with his office, and all his entertainments were of the moat hospitable and lavish character. Nothing was too good for, his tabla Yet in making arrangements for a dinner those who had the details in their charge were always at a loss how or where to begin. - The steward would learn there was soon to be a dinner, and that perhaps, would he .the etxent of his information. He would make incessant inquiries to learn the day and number of his guests, and' when these two points were fixed everything else would be : plain sail-' ing. When the dinner came off it wonld be very unfortunate if every thing was not what it ; should be. ' President Arthur had no regular, hours, and this fact necessitated his setting apart MoAday as his private . day or dies mom, as It wasownabout the White House. He retired at any hour and rose when it best suited ' him. The meals at the White House were consequently very irregalar. Often the breakfast table . was kept waiting for him for four hours. .-, Haf nearly always had one or moro guests at dinner and as frequently intimate , callers in the evening, who always , staid until a late hour. Just as like- as not supper would be ordered at ', nearly midnight and Chief For tin was ' constantly on the qui rive. In the evenings President Arthur always ordered up wine and cigars, particu larly pressing Ahe latter upon bis guests, urging them to take another or to put a couple in their pockets, As his cigars were of the best import ed brands, his cigar bills were pretty steop. He never objected to ike table expenses of the White House, however large, but he couldn't under stand why his cigar bills footed up so ; mucu. ue deugiited to linger at the table with his guests at the conclu sion of a meal, and .,, enjoy . a smoke, -after the English fashion. The new regime is almost the reverse of the ' above. The French cook has fcoeu supplanted by a daughter of Erin, . and no longer will the representative from tbe West squirm under ths Presidential table and pervously spell out the menu in a vain endeavor to : understand what it all means. ; Washington Letter. , . . ,: A noble Offering. , The superintendent of one of the street-car railways leading out of New York into the country, told a touching story to a friend the other day, which found its way into a city PftP?r:. '. . Hitting alone in nis office one aay, strange gentleman entered, who proved to be an officer in the army. He carried a little box in bis hand. After some hesitation, ha jaida con quering great agitation. "I have a favor to ask yoa. I bad a little boy, and I've lost him. ' When he was alive, my wife used to search my pockets every night and whatever Ioobb change she found, she would put away for the baby. Well, bes gone. Here is tne box. we talked tbe matter over, and came to the con clusion we oonld not do better than to bring the money to you, to pay the fares of poor, sick children oat of town during the summer. It would please him to know that he is helping ia sare the lives of other poor chil dren. As soon as the box is empty. we will fill it While we live, ws will keep up the bank." The box bas been twice emptied and filled, and hundreds of sick or dying children have owed to this dead baby their one breath of fresh air this summer. How much mors tender and trae is such a memorial of ths beloved dead, than a pretentious monumeat or even painted cnurcn window, beauuiul though they be. In England it ia a frequent prtxtioe to build and fur nish a life-sawing station on ths coast in remembrance of a mend who is eaa.a . gone i and in teas country memoruu beds in aarpitals are becoming a usu al way of keeping ia memory those ws nave lost Surely, if the dead can look back on earth, they are better pleased to know that kind, living deeds are done ia tbeir name, than to see them emblas- ' oned on cold stone in forgotten grars yards. Youth's Companion. Geo. W. Julian's sppoistmeBt i be Surveyor-Oeneral of Ntw Mexico means mischief to the land riags which hsvs had their own way ont there for socm years. J alias has mads s stody of ths land basin ess of ths roTsaamaat aad ao aaors espsLbU or Bealoas maa could have bec-a fonnd . . . .. . 1 . a . i IV. V uw lasa n aa sau raurra w. Uextoo Land O-tas, W-Jch bavXy bV S V-TOriCS rsfortOe S hand.