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tree ornoML. rrH or hays eurim . PBOPKIETOE, I. PI. TULiIATSr, "Prove All Things I Hold Fast that, which Is Cood." SAN MARCOS, HAYS COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 188G. NO. 35. VOL. XV. San i Marcos V Free Press. ICD!..knBO 1VIBT Tni'HHDAT BX ISAAC H. JULIAN, ,To whom all Loiters should b. Addressed. OFFICE-Noith Side oT Pla-a. RATEH OF SU U SCRIP TI OS. , On. year, in advance $ 2 00 .Six nioutha 1 UO .'Three month ol) Tha above ratoa include- tbo propayruvut of pontage by uh. Bumples copies, scut free. Single copies A cents. AD VElt TISINO It A TE8. Logal aud Transient Advert'scuienU will be obliged Ouo Dollar pur square for tbe first insortiou, ami Fifty Cunts per squaro for eauh additional insertion. A square in ,tha space of one iuob. Fractional squares 'will bo oouutod ns full squares. Advertisements for three month or more will be charged ot tha following rates i No. of Sqmirts. 3 urns 0 iuoh 1 yr. 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Any of our friand would do ns a special Javor'hy giving u tho names of any per sons within their knowledge who would be Jilcoly to subscribe for the Fiee Pnrss. so that wo miy send npeeiraon copies to su;;h '-persons. . GENEAAL DIRECTORY. OVVlCS.tl. COKOH fW DIHTHICT! Hon. Jsmei F. Miller, of Ooniolea County. NTO-S"Tn hibthiot: ' Hon. Geo.Pfcufftr, ot Comal Co. . BltPaBlirATIV OlST DI6TUIOTS lion 3'. H Cinlrtu; of Hay Co. -Hon. J..M. Jolly, ol ObUw1I Co. . MSTSIOT OOORT 2SD IHKTKIOT. Hon. H. Telctatnuoller, PreitilliiR Judgo, LaGrange .M. . Retlmuv. Attorney, Ana'tlu Co. 9iMKH iir QOLDlMfl nouRT. Hav. lit Monday In March ami Septumbor. Mny continue ibreo.vroa. ooukty orrirans. Kd K. Kone, Judge (Jonnty Cnnrt. Jm, it. Bnrlniou, Ulit. County Clerk. H. (i. Nolir boom, County A'tornoy. UK. Burlier Sheriff. J. "evt.i, l"'Pu,y- . 0. . Ooclt, Jmttoe .of the Kre. No. 1 11. 0 Huhoe. " I W. W. Sliiok, " " ' 5 J. H.fattorMun, County Troaauror. , S. Forcson, isstmor. Jim. , II. Kllloujl. -iiirveTor. T.J. MiOartv. Cur.i'r Pieemoi no. i !ha. Ughtroot, J. It. Burle.rtii, " " yeter Hohmilt, 8 H. PurkhiK, Constable prcrlnct Tto. 1 'rirBorHoi.niKai;otiT An Fbcoikct Coouts County Court for Criminal, Civil oimI Probate bu inesa 4th ifoiiduyiiln January, Mnroh. May, July, iejitenitter and November. Comn)l(laloner, Court Ud Mondays In February. Mar. Ananst and November. . JUitloe Court, Procloot No. 1-Ut Monday In each month, at Jan Marooa. Preolnct No. S-ad Friday In each month Ml. Cy " " a 3d " Wlmberloy'a Mill. 4 4th Sat. Dripping Springe. tow ernciss. Mayor Wm. Gleaon. . Councll-W. D. Wood, 0. W. DonaFon. John jrilllaraaoil, D. A. Glover, Fd. J. L. Green, P.J.C. Bmlth, Dan Holhelm aud Roger Byrne. Marahal Wm. H. Lyell. Hlreet CoumlMioner Sainnel Watklna. '. Counoll meets the flrat Tueedey In oaeh month. MerohanU' Exohanie. mieta the ftr-t Friday sight in each month at the Mayor's oBce. ' Public School Trnstrea meet Brut Monday in each month at the Mayor'a ofiloe. ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OP. TO AND FROM HAN MARCOS POST OFFICE. Halla from Austin arrive at 8:40 a. m. and 8:30 D m ; oloae at 8:15 a m. and 8:00 p. m. Mali from San Antonio arrive at S:40 a. m. aud fl:18 p. m.i oIoko at 8:15 a. m. and 6:15 p. m. Lniing, arrive, at 12 U., clo.t. at 1S:4S. P. M. , Above malls arrive and drpart daily. Blanoo, via wimberley-deparuTne.dayat.d Friday .t s i.it. Arrive. Monday and Thnr.day at IP.I. orrici hour.. General Delivery from 8 A. M , to 12 V .. and I from IP. M to S P. M. except dnrlng diatnontlon of mall and or. Snnd.y. and holtdaya. Op;o on ?od'y. thirty minule. after dl.trlbutlon of each ot.h. principal nil: BKAT0Ktp. M. ?iii:kcih:.s. SIETHODICT. Preaching at tha ttelhodlft Chnreh every Sabbath. Kf. Buckner Uarria. Pa-tor. Sunday School al o'clock, A.M. Clin meetiog or yoVng M-n'e Prayer Meeting at 3 o'clock P. M. Prayer Meeting on Wednc?da. '' f-HRlSTI VS. Eld. K. h. Glen, P.ator.' Sunday JSil." .... J-rayer " W davolsht. I-adie.'. Aid Society. S p. m. every JrWaf. A cordial invitation extended to all. PRKBTTR1 AW. Hervice. Jfd aoi 4th ""oj Mrh ino-th. Rev J. U. Krench, paator. Snnday Scni.1 every .Ubth a :!W a. m. Praver Meet- " ' .very Thud.y.tt:3flp.-. All are Invited ''p'rOTEST ATT f PICOP AU-Sev-!. B. Fuller. Pa.u. .rTiee.U..nd.nd4th.lay la each Ik. 8oay Kiheol every Sunday. BAPTIST. Preaching at the Baptl.t Chureb every t.ev. Sanday ecko.1 at m. m. kev. i W. arooM. Ptov. C ATBOIJC, rvirf. 4th Sanday la oath rnth. . Father f'niltk. Paeter. .i.btia e.k- 1" Fnch.tt.W.M4 W. .JIac.'Vcveia'y. a. WaeCI..'T . J,,,T7r C. C. MItr -. 1. J. Pl. kn-T L.t (t C fWk. S-C-; ,rT - rH-V Tver .xse,. ev.ryr W- Cer.av.f 1.vel-t T.v .'.v . v"rk- C. U. r""tri " ,-Tl. for i c--.-r - i. mtm I,rv,eaiE. I BUSINESS lUKEfTOKY. BARKERS. N ATIONAL HANK OF 8.VN MAHCOB, North Hide rliixu. 17IHST NATIONAL BANK of Hnu Mar- cos. Houtbi'ost Corner l'law. LA WYKIld. I p. McltKIDE. Offlt-o ovor First ) , Natioual llauk, 8u Marcos. O T. I1KOWN, Office over Oreeu's Bank. tJOTAUY PUBLIC t- U'L AG'T. III. JULIAN, Jndgo Wood's New llnild. ., ing, UpHtairs. PHYSICIANS .t- SURGEONS, Dlt. WM. MVE1W, Olllco Oreon's Biink Iltiihliiiff ni stairs. Calls may be lfft t both ilrtm mores. DENTISTS. DM. S. H. COMUS, Judgo Wood- Now Huilditg, npttairs. ' DRUGGISTS. 1 AYNOLU.S A DANIF.Ij, North sido "V 'laza. DRY GOODS. ri HFEN & MAltTIN, at the old stand VJT of Orcon A rncp. oouiaeaHt vurucr Plaza. DRY GOODS d GROCERIES. T OHXSON & JOHNSON, Mitchell Build- f ing, North sido phta. TvAILRY t BUO., Southwest Cornor L riaza. ARCHITIX'T AMU BUILDER. E. jy a. MACKIN, Over Natioual Bank. Mill .. I I G'WCERIES. I W.LKA YELL, North side Public Plaza. rpAYLOIt & JACKSON EaHt Bide Plaza. T II AEDY & CO. , Kouth uiJe Tlaza GROCERIES ttT HARDWARE. M. G1ESEN, South sido plaza. MILLINERY. "RS. KICHAPDSON, between First Fnuritnro Store. FURNITURE. J. .WAED, Knut side Plaza. "I" W. NANCE' & BEO., near Southeast f j . Corner of Public Sqnaro. ' WA TCHMA KERS & JE WELERS. XT U. E0BB1NS, North nilo Tlaza. EO. W. KNIGHT, East Sido Plaza. STOVES & TINWARE. OWNBY& SON, Northeast of Public Square. . ' LIVERY STABLE. 3 M. TUENEE, North sido Publio Plaza. ICE FACTORY. STEELE & CODE, OUke Northeast cor ner Plaza. Isaac H. Julian, NOTARY PUBLIC, AND GENERAL AGENT. SAN 5IAUC0S, - TEXAS. Letter of Inquiry accompanied by a atanip tor reply, will rccelv. prompt atlcnlion. THE VHITE IS KING ! I n is the Bv.rr m tf. UGBTEST rtOX-'l5f. QUIRTEST AdD UWtXfT Tn the World, sKi.-TTtsJ amx. Ki.F-TBn,ADi'o prTn.r. ATTOHATIC FOBmS WISl'FB. AXO 0LT P KFECT EOIDrRE NS PLUS ULTRA. Do not by any ether before try inc tho White. tr Al.CSTt WAk.TD Netdle:, Oili and Parti for all MacMres. Fr (i'ijo Ptice. Terra, aldm. 14 J. Fcfl fvt.t .J---. BSIL DAILEY. SAN MAHCOS. TEXAS. a.-i t r Fv pCa4. TTlKE- SIMMONS LIVER REGULATOR For alt Piaaaae of the Unt, Edn97, Ctoaach tsl 8Mn. Thk purely rfbli pre. rarail.m. now eo ck'im t 'mlly Medicine, friginattil la the Svih in 1MH. It acU f: .nlly oa tit Jliwla aixi irye ana urrtvie w. lion ol the tJver. ana i, inera. bre. the bi-et .reianlry n vy to be. la all common dlwa it will, Ull tlalrd by any other mrdi. clue, rfTecl aWily ur. An Eltlcarlotia IH.mr.rl.-" J can w mend a aa elhcacwnt remedy (or all .llieaiea ol I he Liver, llea.Uche and I1'. """ Keulatir." l-awii O. WuNuim, Aiunt l' BUMr, lhiladclpliia. No loaa of I lino, no Inter. mi'tlim or atuiKi ' I.ualil-aa, whil taki.ig the Kcgul'tor. CliilJrrn enmnlalnlnf of riilln, lleailui n. r Mrk Htoina.'li, t.:4.poiifiU or Buire ill give relief. If taken occaloni.lly by pa. tient. extkci to MAI.AKIA, vi ilieaiKl lite pnton and protect (.irm Imm uttack. A I'llVHI'IAN-a OI'IMOX. I hare been practicing mcllclne for twenty year., anil have nev.:r been able to r" up a vrr.cljll compound that wpiiU, like S:min..n Liver Kcitu later, pruniptly anil erTCT-'tivoly m..ve the l.ivcr lo action, anJ at the .uiie time nld (msteAd of wr:ik. aWuc) the aii-e.tlve and av.imihlive now" of tli syatcm. L. il. Hihton, M. U , Wuiiiif ton, Ark. BEE T11AT TOU UKT THK OEM'ISE. rKETAHIU liY J. H. ZeifinA Co., Philadelphia, Pa. fuxgs, pioo. 1'orNUuiuoiiii iu.i.o.1 uy i.avuuiUH Dauiet, dealers in Drugs, Medicines, etc. In Mavtindale by-J, . Joron, m. u. In Kyle at roRtilar jobbing rates, and re tail bv J. N. WiHnaut & Co. i, 5bfv,;' ear- n v? m fW r??" 4 Ult' IA fi.ii Moet of tho dl3(MiBes uhioh nffli.t mnuklnrl nreratein- nlly oanid br n dhvirdiired oond.' Ion ol tnu uiven; For ml comnlalnt. of thla kind, ench an Torjndity o! tho Liver. BMouanoMi, Nervoas D;dpuila, ti m Irrouu!arityofthoBo-oln CouliWion. nu-l-iiov. lirnotltiona nnd Ilu.uins of thn htonw.n (Htmitimoi ea)',-d Beutbnrr.) Mlaema, Habwim Bl ixly F.oi CUiita end F.irsr, Brenkbono tovcr, Kvh-vo ti;n l.of,.ro or aiter iVr. r,. Cteonio Dwr rW L of Appetite. Hedaol.o. Foul Brith, Irresal-rlUes ln-lont .1 U Kem "I". Btjar nr-dow n amOfiiUiyssaiiJ la invaluable. It l not paimcoa feir el diwneo .. but 'SHiifjUT a:i dlsausesof the Livtfr, viU ItMMM STOMACH and BOWELS. It chnugoa the coimrfeiion from a waxy, yoilow tinio. to a mW. healthy o..lor. It ontiroly removKl low. tlornnr 'irila, K i one of the BEST PI" TF.RATIVE9 and PURIFIERS OF THE LL03B, and la A VALUABLE TONIC. STADJCER'S AURAKT.8 For .ale by all rhwrtt. rice tl .00 per bottle. C.F.STADICER, Proprietor, 140 SO. FROWT ST., Ph!lsdolcila, Pa. i?'iiia'if' iinjii The best and anrest Remedy for Core of all diseases canned by any derangement of the Liver, Kidneys, Stomach and Bowels. Dyspepsia, Sick Headache, Constipation, Billons Complaints and Malaria of all kinds yield readily to the beneficent influence of It It pleaaaat to tba taste, tones p the STsteaa, rwlores a4 pntvrrM health. It is parrlr Vefeiable, sad ramrat fail te prore keseldjd, hoth to old aa4 youj a Bloo4 rmrifler it is nrrter te all Uera. Sol everywhere at 1.00 a kotl'e ..IIP I I WWW 'Pi UJi J 1 r e e 3? r e s :? Job Printing OFFICE, p'.-t Aaia aoJ San Ant'nio mm iMWpi LIFE. ' To ur giftett friotid. tbs nthor of ths followltiR poem, whom we hv nienlioued before as bolag on the editorial staff- of the Phrenological Journal, we are Indebted for advanoe sheet of the Journal for Beptem bar contaluinR It. W have taken tha lib erty of dlvldinu the atauzas aooording to the aenMi. an obvions iimirovemont on Uie pourn aa printed lu the Journal, En. Fa Pr.e.J With iMfaite robel and rich In twiga Of this year's eap,ir growth The HitiKluK trees horn lu the alope) That trends toward ths riouthj Where all aloue. with long, lre arm Antl leaflt, son (loss head, And nostk'HS orotches, stamls a fotm Lake these oxcept '"lis dead." Up from the earth there springs a viue A near the dead treo's foot. And ere the winter coiuo-t, it hides Hor unarlod, uncovired Tiot; Ita tendrils cling along hnr limbs It clothes iu lavikh wealth, And sings a song of praise, so sweet It lure anew to health. And lo I wbon siriiig-linio comes again The tree her work romimes. The sheltering vino protects tho lifo . Tho boisterous wind coukuiiios. Jnxt such a life, so bare and lone Though Bhapolyetill and strong, Thn Josl of idlers pausing by Who uiihS its wonted song, Wakes up one happy dy to seo A wondrous clinging vino Enfolding it with matijiless graco And singing words divino. "Oh ntyKtio vine," the glad troe says, "My soul is dead," I thought, 'And lo I thy coining has awaked A miracle ia wrought." "And I" the vine in whinner low "Mado hasto to clasp theo fast And robo theo with a robo so strong It bars tho rudest blast." "How kiiowont thou, dear, holpful vino, That I had need of the?" "Thy voice implored, as wanod thy strongth I hoard thy longing plea." "Hut, I had need as well as thon, I could not climb alone; I clotho with joy thon liftnut np, And so w twain are ono." "But soo, within the bordering wood Are trees more fair than I; Ihoir songs give not snoh plaintive tones To winds that pass them by." 'Tlioy need mo not. they have their joys, Hut thou wert all alone; And I, by happiuu tlreo about TTrtvn ninrin ttipn nil niino own. So grow thou atroug, lift np thine head And spread thy shapolyarms, And I will Rhield thee from tho blast That clso would mar tby charms." No more "the jest of passers by," . .1 i i v.:-.l... ISO longer "HUUimwu ui u.'.wo "A picture" limned against tho eky, "A Limine" for nods' words. Tbo "motive" of an artist's work. "A boon" to man and beast, "A note of gladness" to the ears Ami tn tho soul "a feast.'' Becomes, through sholtor of tho vine, The tree that onoo was nare; The. dwarfed, lone life tbrongU tore has grown Symmetrical and fair. Mrs. A. Elmore, San Marcos Rc-Unlon, We only had space in our last for a reference to the above, and tue speech of Col. Woods. We now give tho remainder of the proceedingH, as thflv nnnoared tn the San Antonio j i-1- Express: This morning at tho sound of tho hno-ln. the 32d reffiraont of Texas cav- airy ior tue nrsi wrae m muia nua.u j. . r. . T- ! .V,01 years, furmea tnis time ior peat:o. as we did not wish to leern wur. tiiry more; and our dear old colonel being nt. the head, wo were marched to the grounds that had been selected for tbo presont re-union, it uuiuy iuwnu benutiful grovo on the banks of the loveliebt of Htrearas, tho San Marcos, where stands had been erected for the speakers and whe re not less than 5,000 people hud assembled for the occasion. Col. Woods was folio woJ by our be loved eeneral, H. P. Bee, who, fooble as he is, could not resist the tempta tion of once more joining one of his old regiments in their first ro-union since the war. Next cnnie the speech of Judgo Gustavo Cook, and with his accus tomed eloquence, wit and humor combined, put every one in a good humor with himself aud the balance of mankind. Then came dinnor and such a dinnor ! Well, I feel now like I never wanted any dinner as long as I live. After dinner Governor Ireland ad dressed the people, after which it was moved that there should be a re-or gan'zation of the regiment for the purpose ol re-unions to ue iioiu uerc aftor. Col. P. C. Woods was nppointed temporary chairman. It was then moved and seconded by Cant. E lgnr Schramm, that Col. P. C. Woods should bo elected per manent chairman for tho ensuing year. Carried. Moved and seconded by CapL J. (1. Storey that Capt Edznr Schramm be flWted wermanent secretary. Carried. Moved and seconded by so many Carried, Mov 1 by C; t J. O St-ry that a place he m 'ecte 1 for our next an I nual meeting. OTned. Sfruirt and Idling length placvvp narsed, it retu-U J in the r!t-otioTi of tr';-r It w th-n movfrd by L onUtjant Major W. O Hutchison be elected T i ini!lL?U -Art Ory, R.v. J. A Thomaa, of Stn M,rcos. viow-preaident. Unwi ti .A.rr from tAi:n. R ' at 1 the finest aiK-ciiiin of architeo- . . -"T : , Move.1 ana w-conuej oy ij-u at Judje Co. Tt be wnu ap . . . i i. i,,., - 1 be Ansiruuan cojoiiu a aru an M. Holmea, that Capt Geo- S. Deat ; ptly i. trr. cLur he, farnl w th , , , rawMl tx Uting aiinst tbe CLin;a. be elected corresponding retary. pnb io . lopnt. At h-a--t b? "-erf: Lf " ? ZLl"., t i vl (John N.iou ty.t de tiio' i oar next reunion be loft to tho prosidout. Carried. On motion of Capt Edgar Schramm tho thanks of tho 32J rogiinent, Tox as Civalry, Q S. A., was, with great npplauso, tondorod tha ladios of San M ircoc, for tho innnnor and tasto dinplayod by thorn on this occasion iu tho decoration of tho grounds aud ta- blo. Ik win further rosolvod that tho thanks of the regimont l tondorod to-tho Chautauqua'Guarda for tho splendid and etlicient niannor of pre serving order on that occasion. Resolved, that tho thanka or tue Thirty socond regiment bo tendered to Messrs. Vm. Uieson ana t.too. i. McGclioo for tho mannor in which tho laborious task of catering to tho wants of this multitudo was per formed. Tho number of men presonton tins occasion, of each company, wero as follows: Company A, dipt. J. u. Storov present with SO moni Com pany. 13, Capt. E. B. Millor absent, 25 men company u, uapt. uoo. n. jobih, present, 19 men ; campany D, capt. Wm. M. roster, present, ui men; company E, capt. B. F. Dye, absont, 5 men; campany F, capt. Edgar Schramm, present, 81 uion; com pany G, capt. Josiah Taylor, deceased, 1 man; company it, capt. o-unuui Lvtlo. absent. 6 mon t company I, capt Ed. Stevens, deceased, 15 men t company K, capt. S. M. Holmes, present, 36 men. It was trien nioveci tnat tho o-un regimont adjourn, to- meet again at tha call of the president. Cot,. P. O. Woods, rresidont. ' Capt. Edgar Schramm. : Secretary. Cat?. Geo. S. Deats; . Corresponding Secretary. Free Schools and Free Churches. Oalvoston News, To say that tue 'address of JmlRe Ons- tave Cook at the Kan Maroos Uhantanqna reunion is somewhat exuberantly charac- toristio, is to aooord it no onliuary oreun for brilliant and ..icturosquo eivrosnion and for honcNt forvor of Bentunout. With due considorntion for ita litorary and sentiment, al merits, it must bo said that in its verbal pyrotechnics it is a little bewildering, in Hb speculative philosophy a little cloudy and fantastic, and on the whole a little incoher ent. It Is neodloss to discuss the abstract generalitioB which are laid down as axiom atio truths iu tho exordium of tho address. The author propounds something like a speeiuo thesis when ho takes issue with tho present secular syntom of publio free schools in Texas. The thesis is, iu sub stanco, that virtue, as supremely essential to the maintenance of good government and free institutions, must have preeedonae over intelligence, and that virtue in this sense of a saving fnctor means "the cohes ive powor of a common religion." The thesis is thus stated more largoly in the lan guage of Judge Cook: " But in all this wild hunt after intelli gence who has uttered a single plea for vir tue, which is far more essential to the maintenance of good government and froe inKtitirtiotis? Good government might bo maintained by a virtuous people without education, but never by an educated people without virtue. I have said upon another occasion that it is my belief society can be hold togetbor, aud government maintained only by the cohesive powor of a common religion. I ropeat it here, and emphasize it by saying that free government can bo be maintained without free schools, , but not without froe cbnrahes. Education is certainly desirable, but virtue is absolutely indispensable iu the perpetuation of free government. Intelligence, ns the servant of virtuo, is tho guardian of liberty; eman cipated from her oontrol, it is the champion of licntiousnefis. As a servant, ltisinvai- uablo; as a master, it would Do intoloiauio. It miuht te uraotl with even more plausi bility that virtue, in tho general souse of honest moral or religious sentiment, as the servant of intelligence, is the guardian of liberty and of the peace and welfare of so- cioty, but euinuoi pitted from tue control aud guidance of intelligence is tbo hotbed and parent of endless broods of social dis- tempers ana puuno calamines. u Cook surely cannot havo forgotton that It was the fanaticism of suuh unbridled virtue which pluugnd this country into tho tragedy of the lato sectional war. John llrown was eminently virtuous nud intense'y religions, after his fashion, when he heralded the "ir repressible conflict" with rillo and dagger aud torch for the desolation of the Month, l'bo most desperate and dangerous of the anarchist dynamiters plead virtue, burning with iudigtiatioii at wrong, as justification for their destructive designs aud nturdurous acts. Aud no one rjaostiona that tho great muss of the followers of Mr. Powderly or Mr. Irons, in an organized labor movement which has done so much to disorganize in dustry aud work detriment to the general interests of btisiuesa and. enterprise, hlor and capital, havo tieeu actuated by an bou oht aud virtuous zeal, according to their lights, for better and more euitublo indus trial conditions. In view of such instances it would soem pertinent to ask. if virtue, whether as a mon-.l or a religions sentiment is to beorgiiuizej as inasterand gnido of in telligence iu the control and una of govern ment, in what procise sh.ipo is it proposed to orgnnizo this sovereign power? On this liut Judje Cook fa bimlly aa explicit as could be wished. He tails ns, in tff,t, that free churches nnn4 go with fro schools, Dr five government wast t ptcrUsting amah. Well, tha eoutitn:i"n h plenti fully provided for free chunh'-a in prorid iiig fur iLaoliiU fren doroin iBHttftr of m- .j:, dominatiorw ia tlieir rpct'T i w on. mnd for the iuai INroicuo tn au 1 which wi.h him a Tna of rnivra cnlt. to hr ij lhach4 lan Jt rd to b. tiD;vi.r.ts.i,..iri.:,h 'LVT - pWv l.:am .Ix.wl t TTt T : ! in It OUT e- liS-lnum ia our fn-f.-ttrm twl I i pr.o'J m tind t.riK Ul ra wpa v, iwi . . - ' ' - f - tl,p ain,it art-A 4 inSJol.ty. Intvl i -.;-ucg r.i,o wi I tha mmt T 1 T '1 1 NI nil M-k IT 1 .aa ' a. . irrj, a-4-oaj aa- w.- F ' 1 mmf m. . : . a W W duration, whemhy ttp mighty influence! for good enuld have been utilised without tha slightest opportunity for aeotnrian pre ference, it has beu perpetually quarantined out of tha publio seliiwila aa though It was a leper." So apparently Jndga Cook would not exclude even Mormonlam from a atnte educational system designed to devolop ami oonsolidata "tha cnhtiv power of a oominou religion." Tha frauier of tha constitutional provision which he douoiinoos might plead perhnpa that they aver ignor. amuses or lufldals In no wnm spirit than that whioh animated tha framura of tha federal constitution whon they axpressedly dlscoiinteuanooil tha application by law of religious tests and tha fostering by law of religions establishments. And Washing, ton, Madison aud Hamilton bava not boon writton down ia history as eithor Ignoram uses orinfl'lel. Tha stats constitution declare:- "The diffusion of knowledge being ssontlnl to the preservation of tha libertine and rights of tha peoplo, it shall be tha duty of tha legislature ot tho Slate to establish and make suitable provision for tha support and maintenance of an oflleiont svstem of publio free schools. And.no law shall aver la enacted to appropriate any part of the permanent or availablo school fund to any other purposo whatever! nor shall the same, or any part thoreof, ever bo ammmriatod or nsod for the support of any sectarian sehool." Horo it is a system of public free schools for Instruction, for a general dlluslou of knowledge, not for a comprehensive education, - to include the development of Judge Cook's fundamental, crowning and dominating article of virtue, operating as "tho cohesive power of a oom miui religion," that Ib modestly contem plated unthiii!i more. And at this neglect to nnlto "fnto schools" and "free ohurches," olonientnry instruction aud religious tuition, iu a common system nnder a common endowment, he ia oloquontly indig nant. Consciously . or unconscious, ly, he is an npostlo of retrogression. His heart Is with the old princlplo that all civil order must rest ou a jeologicnl basis, aiul he would reconstruct modern sooioty, in some sort, according to tho theological polity of feudal Enropo. tinotionaiiy, lie is witha remote past, not with this closing quarter of tho nineteenth coutury. The emotional mood may bo a good mood for exhortntion, but hardly for conslstsut aud logical asgument. At least this may be in ferred from his elaborate appeal to the in tolloct in support of his dootrino of tho rig orous subordination of tho intellect. Yet tho cardinal dill'oreueo hetwoon human na tnre and mere animal nature is tho superior influence of the lutellot tual faculties in the former. Take away this dominion of Intel lnnk nt reason. Intolliunnoo nnd nndorstand- ing, and what would mon be but groveling brutoa or howling luuafics? WAbUhtiTO.V LETTH. fPi-om Our Kcgular Correspondent. Washington, July 20, 1880, Ed. FniiK Ppess : Tho enterprise of a groat national celebration of tho centennial inauguration of the first president, in 1889, is gathering sure weight and momentum. Many sena tors and members favor it, and en couraging assurancos of co-operation havo boon received froth every part of the Union. It is proposed to make this national celebration a -pre lude to the commemoration of the grandest event in the annals of time tho discovery of tho New World by Christopher Columbus tho four hundredth anniversary of which will bo in 1892. In view of tbe magni tude and sublimity of the enterprise, it canot bo said that its promoters have begun too early to survey its di monsions, to lay its foundation in the popular heart, to sketch its super structure, and evon to plan tho do tails of its installation. It is proposed that the celobration shall take tho form of a World s Fair, and the situation most favored is the flats south of tho White Houho, cov ering an area of throe hundred acres, and, as it wero, in the midst of the city, The shape of Washington may be rouurhlv described as that of a cros cent with its horns resting on tho tho Potomac the right at George town, the left at the Arsenal. Be tween these two horns lio tho flats, bounded on the west by the river, and on the east north and south by tbe Naval Observatory, tho Avar, State and Nnvy department the White House, the Treasury, the Smithsonian Institution, and the National Museum. In tho midst stands Washington's monument the highest ttructure in tho orhL From every part of the grounds may bo seen the towering Capitol of the United States, and for a background, tho evergreen bills of Arlington, on tho right bank of the Potomac. Never have nature, art and history done so much to make an exposition great or a celebration sublime. At the cen tennial exKmtion in 1870. and at Paris in 1878, it waa necessary to travel, on average about threo miles, bt-fore tho exposition gr mnds could be reached. H re, no part of the city will bo more than a milo and-a-half from the exposition. r.nd the imxitrr part wnl not 1h frtltr than Here, on the v rv con- a n..; rm;o. (TT-e.t nU.-ry-riM Da-i lue w nni,-Q.j to fir bands. ; Th-enW-rpri is erne of ork hsuf r. funic r-;l.,iu-. l ix-re ia a f!r'f-(v a-n ti'.fltt in favar of ui ik;r, - tt trp im ti n rH-rmnat n .'-y.l'.t a at the tti.:'jvl cf.t 3 y-r '.n year oit of the proJtx-ta in 1 twurcx-a an 1 io dnstrial progress of ench of tha sev eral utates and Territories of tho Uniom and not only of tho btatcu . and Territories, but of tho other gov- " emmcnts of tho threo Americas, form ing in tho aggregate a vast panoram- io display of tho art, soienoe ami ag riculture, tho native woal th and sk i 11 od industries, tho variod ethnological phases, and tho civilized development of the Western llomisphoro. Tho magnitndo of tho results thus sought to be reached surpasses all previous conceptions of a similar chrracter, yet tho practicability of tho Bcheme is easily comprehensible, and its expenso within the bounds of simplo business computation, it being understood that the general govern ment will grant the nso of the neces? sary grounds, and contribute its own valuable collections to the enrich ment of the great international ex hibit The states and territon'os.co-opor-ating ia the project, wonld merely bo called upon to erect such buildings, for thoir own occupation, as immoai- ate neods might- require 1 he cost to each, in view of the accrning ad vantages, would be scarcely more than that oi an ordinary state iair. Foreign gouornments participating ia the exposition would of course have their separate departments, ana the necessary space allotted to them. Tho government at Washington, hav ing a goneral supervisory direction of the whole, would add from time to timo suoh aids and accessories as tho growth of tho country and tho devol opmont of tho enterprise might BUg- gest So simple in ita details, so capable. of Toalization without any extrava gant expenditure, yet of such infinite , possibilities, the project assumes proportions that aro fairly ovorpow-i . ering in its iramonsity. Nothing in tiuoiont or contemporary History ap proaches it in grundour this splen did bazar of the continont . upon the banks of tho Potomac ' a constant ; advertisement of the wonderful re sources of the American nations that will permeate tho comraorce of the; world with new and vigorous inspira-: tion, and a constant educator of the people in all that pertains to their " higher civilization. - Already are many governors of sLites, commercial oxohungett and rep- ' rosontative bodies signifying their cordial assent to its plan and pur poses. . , . The State Suoihiy School Convention.. THURSDAY, AUGUST 5. CLOSING SESSION. At 8 p. m. the convention was callod to ordor by President Hen dricks, and on motion a recess of 10 minutes was taken to allow time for. tho delegates to assemble. . At 8:10 p. m. the convention was called to order, and the report of the Committoe on Enrollment was re ceived, adopted and committee dis- . charged. ; The report showed that thoro was an attendance at the con vention of 8(1 actual delegates, some representing the counties Of thq Stato, which have county associations organized, and others representing thoir individual Bchools. Tho dele gates camo from many different sec tions of tbe Stato, and will boar away favorable reports of the. beautifully located "Texas Chautauqua" and tho kind and generous hospitality of. the citizons of San Marcos. The convention was noxt address- ' ed by Rev. J. P. Lane, of Itasca, ono of tho missionaries of American S. S. Union, on the "Importance of the S. S. Library." Tho speaker spoke woll and forcibly, carrying convictjon with his words. A communication from the Board of Directors of "The San Marcos S. S- Assembly and Summer Institute," was presented to the convention, looking to such co operation with tho Stato S. S. Association as would lead to the permanent location of its annual sessions on tbe grounds of the forraor, and after consideration it was reforrod to the Executive Committee for action. The report of tho Finance Com mittee was received, concurred in, aud chairman orderod to pay the balance on hand to the Treasnrer. The Treasurer was ordered to re mit tho International S. S. Associa tion the annual dues of 875 for 188G. The election of officers for the en suing year resulted as follows: Uov. J. IL Hendrick, D. D., of Te- huHftana, President Rev. II. M. DoBosc, of llonston, Vice-President Opt J. M. McCoy, of Dallas. Gen eral Secretary. Dr. J. C Storey, of Dnllaii, Treasurer. iXErrnvx cowvrrn:. Hon. Ira IL Evan, of Antin, . Hon. W. It Howc'.U of Brjan, Judge S! rlicg Fisher, San M.irco Thz rw-j ir. V v. ii-i-iar, p- it H Uh, it! the c.. c.i-c mier it t.. t' fr'l trrr t" ' in-iv i Ii ! a frfcarrii:a, 1 -i, 'J --'. t- - ri.i l ita rfT-prtc" i f : :.- :..-. 1' ' '. U tt l .'r t r r- w i r.:ir' rm i ta - V- T 1; i f it -rrT""a 1 ' avi I. i'r J a c.. t v w.t to4 e.Ai-i...- pu-'c-i a 4 j - work in tye nod prf.