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Marcos orrioiAL rrcH or iiayi oovntv. PEOPEIETOR "Provo All Things I Hold Fast that which Is Cood." I. h; JXJLTA.isr, SAN MARCOS, HAYS COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 188G. NO. 45. VOL. XV. San .0. " Free Press. POBMSnBD XVEBY THCBBDAt BI ISAAC H. JULIAN, To whom all Letter, should be Addressed. OFFICE North Side of Plaza. BATES OF SUBSCRIPTION. Oue year, in advauoe $ 2 00 Hit mouths " 1 00 Three months 60 The above rate, Include the prepayment of postage by us. Humpies copies neat free. Single oopius fi ceutB. ... ADVERTISING RATES. Legal and Transient Advertisements will Ibe charged Outt Dollar per Bquaro ior mo first insertion, and Fifty Cents per square for each additional insertion. A square iB the space of oue iuoh. Fractional squares trill be counted as full squares. 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J. H. Comba, of Hays Co. Hon. J..M. Jolly, of Caldwull Co. DIBTBIOT OOUIIT 2JND niBTSICT. Hon. H.Telchmueller, PrealdingJudge, LaQrange. J. M. Bethany. Attorney, Austin Co. T1H BB or HOLDING COITBT. Havb. 1st Monday In March and September. May continue turee.weeka. OOOBTT OrriOBB8. ' ltd R. Kone. Judge County Conrt. . J.G. Burleson. Uint. and County Clerk. B O. Nelir tabors, County Attorney. B g. Barber Sheriff. J- S- Uavis, Deputy. U.S. Cock, Justice of the Peaoe Pre. No. 1 C.L. Sledge, " ' ' Jl.-p.Hubb., - J J. 1. Rowe, " , J W. W. Slack, 6 J. H. Patterson, County Treaanrer. K. S. Portion, Assessor. Jno. M. Kllloui. Surveyor. T.J. MoCarty, Coru'r Picolnot No. 1 Chaa. LlRhlfoot, " " J. R. Uurleaon, " " " 8 Poter KoUuittt, " " A. H. Prklns, Contable precinct Bo. 1 Tia or HOLntBO Coubtt abd Pbboisot Goobts County Court for Criminal, Civil nnd Probate bn- inesa 4th Mondays lu January, March. May, July, .September and November. Oommissloners'Court art Mondays In February, Hay, August and November. Justice Court, P reel do t Bo. 1 Last Monday In acb mmth, at 4an Marcos. Precinct No. a rriuayin es.cn momu " 3 Srt " Wlmberley'a Mill. 4 4th Bat. Drlppiug Springe. tow orricEBS. Mayor Wm. fllesen. Council W. D. Wood, G. W. Donalson, Jobn Williamson, n. A. Olovr, lid. J h. Green, P.J.C. Smith. Dan Uolhelnt and Roger Byrne, atarahal Wm. H. I.yell. .Street Commissioner Samnel Watktna. Council meets the Brat Tuesday In each month. Merchants' Exchange, m-eta the flrat Friday eight In each month al the Mayor's o See. Public School Trustees meet first Monday In etch fnonth at the Major's onlca. .UAII.M. ABR'VT. AND DEPABTCBE OP. TO AND KBOM 8A.N YAHOOS POST OFFICE. Vail from Austin arrive t a. m. an t ie aa ; elosa at S:lSa. aa.ana fci p. as. M.I Is from San A tm.te arrive at S:40 a- as. Bad MS . as j elus at B:la.a ad l li a. m. Illrr. .nivee at 11 M.. cleats at U s. P. M. Above mails arriv and depart dally, klaoe. via Wisabertey departaTdra Friday t A. M. Arrives Meeday a4 Thnrsday at T P. M. rrtrsi BiocaB, Oeoerel Detlvery trm A. M., te II 9 . Inm . 1 P. M.t P. M eaeepl darina; dlrtnentton r 1 snails sad eel Saadaye ead halidaya. Open , aUv thirty at'ee aner dlstrlbsniaa each : U..riK1p..-H A MMKf . ) fTHOWT. Preaehlac at the WrtMist Charrh avry Sskha'h, ev. karkiM Hsrvl. Panar. Saaday vol at a'cth. A.M. Cla ti.s; r raat. M-a rrarsrr "t'l at 1 a'cVwk P. M. Prayer Meetix Weaswday. -tmA.- traar. Pssaar. Savdsy --1 . a a at. Pravr aliasi r.if wia t ittT,,.. Le "a P w frUar. A cr i tarviiaT. .. PSKaSTTtlliS.-- 'V 'J'''" tb Per J ft a-k.aa.-r. Ptw ETr. lkvr.1., a.t p.. AU.-.fc.f'd ta a-ad. pOTlr.T PIrff .!.. 1 . rx - Pa". II I I IIW I I'lC Paaa y kV" -v-f ' iprT rrey a ttt..i ' t s. a. J AT-' fev-'a te -. BUSINESS DIUECTORT. BANKERS. NATIONAL BANK OF SAN MARCOS, North side l'laa. FIK8T NATIONAL BANK of Ban Mar cos. South.':utt Comer Plasa. LA W7ERS. McBUIDE CALDWELL, Att'y and Land ARents. Ofllce over First No tional Bauk, San Marcos. O T. BROWN, Ofllce over Green's Bank. NOTARY PUBLIC & G'L AG'T. H. JULIAN, Judge Wood's New Build ., inat. Upstairs. PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS. TR. WM. MYERS, Office Green's Bank J Building up stairs. Culls may De loft at both druri stores. DENTISTS. -pwR. J. H. COMBS, Judge Wood's New I J Building, upstairs. DRUGGISTS. TDAYNOLDS & DANIEL, North side Plaza. DRY GOODS. ( REEN A MARTIN, at the old stand VJT of Green is. Trice. Houtueasi uoi-ner Plaza. DRY GOODS & GROCERIES. TOHXSON & JOHNSON, Mitchell Build- J lug, North muo piaza. "Tv ALLEY & BRO., Southwest Corner flaza. PAINTER. rpHOMAS RICHARDSON, House and L Kiru ramter. ARCHITECT AND BUILDER. 7 S. MACKIN, Over National Bunk. GROCERIES. R. W.LEA VELL, North side Public Plaza. rrTAYLOR & JACKSON East Side Piaza. T II 1TARDY & CO., South side Plaza GROCERIES tC- HARDWARE. -yM. GIESEN, South sido plaza. MILLINERY. M1 KS, RICHARDSON, between First National Bank Building and Nance's Fuuriture Store. FURNITURE. T W. NANCE & BRO., near Southeast J . Corner of Public Square. WA TCH MAKERS & JE WELERS. W. H. ROBBINS, North side Plaza. QEO. W. KNIGHT, East Side Plaza. STOVES & TINWARE. OWNBY& SON, Northeast of Publio Square. LIVERY STABLE, J. M. TURNER, North side Public Plaza. ICE FACTORY. STEELE & CODE, Office Northeast cor ncr Plaza. THE WHITE IS KING ! I I fiifi here th yZr c i . ui into nv IT IS THE Bit ST MADE. UUUrtST kUKSIHO. QCIK1BST AtD PIJ!T Tn the "World, SU-P SSTTlStJ iiMUt. BFLP-THtPaWSO sarTTLI, ArrOTlC IS atUttES. aoo5lt p Bitrr tMSMurtfi HZ PLU? ULTRA. Do not bj mj .drier before try itp the White. mr A..i5rt wt is Kpef ft, 0' nJ PaJ for iH IfacMr.. P a rts')-a, Pi-i f Tm. a - ' 1 xtj yue c ; - -p " ' - v 1 a VYUb.i a I J Wfe 4 J PusrrV tw a , W Me. HAN MAKCOS. TI'.XAS, mmL Always Satisfies. The best preparation for promotlnf s growth of tbe hair, and for restorlnj gray bslr to IU original color, Is Hairs Hair Benewer. As dresslns, It Is unequslcd. Mrs. Alfred Blodgett, 118 Howard st., Detroit, Mich., writes: "Before I com menced the use of HairswHairRenewer my balr was weak, thin, snd gray 1 m now 68 years of ago, have used the Re newer for tbe last ten years, and possets a heavy growth of brown hair." Mrs. T. II. Collins, Logan. port, Ind., writes t "I become gray when I was quite young, nail's Hair Rcnower restored my hair to Its original eolor, and Increased the growth. It also prevents dandruff, and kees the hair soft and glossy." Buckingham's Dye FOR THB WHISKERS Produces a handsome brown or black, with the least expenditure of time, trouble, or money. It Is always safe snd convenient to use, and gives a permanent color to the whiskers or mustache. PREPARED BY R. P. HALL & CO, Nashua, N. II. Sold by all Druggists. NURSERIES, S. P. BOZARTH, Proprietor, A large Stock of extra Ilonie Grown and Ac climated Fruit Trees, Vinesand Ornamental Shrubs for Sale. All of wlticli are crown on high black land without Irrigation and are therefore best suited to the dry winds, not sun ana black lands of Hays oud adjacent counties. Large and small orders soiicted. SPECIALTIES. Fine Teaches. Apples, Kieffer's Hybrid and La Conte Pears, Russian Alulborries, Acricots. Plums ond Firs, Grape Vines ot all the best kinds for this locality. These Nurseries have been creditably en larged this year and will assume a much greater area next, as the growing domand for home grown trees is warranting the same. I was nimble to fill all my orders last year, but Will be nb!o to do much hotter this year. All trees, vines and suruon are warranted true to'Iitbt'l, or money refunded. 1 will keep a full lino of nursery stock in the town tif San Marcos for stile from the 20th of October next lint'l the February following. Visitors invited, correspondence solicited. REFERENCES. Fjrst National Bunk of Sn Marcos. The National Bank of San Marcos. Hon. J. V. Hutchins. Law firm of Wood, Fisher & Ford. S. P. BOZARTH. Tim i. mid. p.vriPTipyiaa hn.va -A. lf'lt "'IBM J" ----- rlortin-nstfnt.Pfi. t,h.P. TnlJ.fiWiniS facts beyond contradiotwn: Thni Ilnjsfnn rst th.p, n.pn.T- est and best Market for the purchase of Groceries and tie sate oj uouon Thnf.- ITmixf.nn lfiin5 R0 Miles nearer its Customers man any other taae centre, fnrt. sprnp. t.hp.m. nrnmnfl'J and at less expense, and aoes ii. That those who have given Houston a fair trial during one whole Season invaria bly remain Houston's Cus tomers ever afterwards. T can offer vou all of Houston's inducements and some of my own besides. WM. D. CELVELAND, Wholesale Grocer em d Cottoa Factor. HOUSTON. julyltf. .11 U S I c. A New Stock of Jnst received direct from Man ufacturers at Price and on terms to suit fcverybodj. art IX TRADE AS OBOAJ FOR COWf OB HOUSES. Call ami aee tbe pools and get pric. All kiti.ls of Organs 7u::E0 A'iD REPAP.ED, r. r. cii.vstain. ajT Uil. I THE LYRIC OP ACTION. PACT. B. BAINB. Tis the part of a coward to brood . .... t 1. 1 I S A J . U er (lie pal Ilia 1 wiinarra aim urau ( What though the heart's toses are ashes aud dtiHtr What though ths heart's musio be fled f Billl al.lna tlm errand heavens o'erhevl. Whouce the Toioe of an angel thrills clear on the soui, "Girl about thee thine armor, press on to ths goal." If tbe faults or the crimes of thy youth Are a burden too heavy to bear, Wl at hop can reblonm ou ths desolate waste Of a jealous and craven despair f Down, down with ths futtent of fear I Iu the atienjth of thy valor and uiauhnod, arise, With the faith that Illumes and tbe will that defios. "Too late!" Through God's Infinite world, From His throne to life's uuthormost fires "Too late," is a phantom that flies at the dawn Of the soul that repents and aanires. If pure thou hast mado thy desires. There's no hight the strong wings of im mortals may gain Which in striving to reach thou shalt strive for in vain. Then tip to the contest with Fate, Unbound by ths past which is dead! What though the heart's roses are ashes and dust? What though ths heart's music bs flod? Still shiua the fair heavens o'erhoad i And sublime as tbe angol who rules in the sun Beams the promise of peace when the con flict is won! THE THREE l'LATFOKMS AND TICKETS. The Free Presb lias heretofore published the Democratio State plat form, but neither the Republican nor Prohibition platforms. It has occur ed to ua that the publication of all three at once, with their several tick ets, would be interesting and instruc tive just at this time. We according ly copy all below. Ed. Free Pbess. - DEMOCRATIC TLATFOKM. 1. We, the democruts of Texas, express our hearty satihfuotiou with the administra tion of our distinguished presidont, Hon. Grover Cleveiaud, and testify our confidence iu hiB ability, purity and integrity. 2. We pledge ourselves that tbo current publio expenditures shall be confined wiMiiu the current revenue. 3. We reooinmoud the submission to the popular vote of au appropriate amendment to the judiciary article of our constitution so as to secure more efficient and prompt administration of law. 4. We favor the best system of oducation for white and colored in separate common schools, which may be provided by liberal. without excessive, taxation. we oeueve tbut the education of obildren is a matter of state right and duty, and that the con gress of tbe United States nas no rigtic to appropriate money to its aid. We congrat ulate the people of Texas upon their suc cessful establishment of our state univer sity, and we recommend the enactment of legislation to remove the same as far as pos sible from all political influence and that its properties and revenues shall be strictly guarded, increased and fostered so far as it can be done without taxation upon the peo ple. 5. We beliove that the true policy of the state with respect to her publio lauds is to provide for their sale, in tracts of reason able sizs with reference to their quality and uses, at fair prices and upon long credit, to bonafide settlers for honest purposes. We favor such classification of school, uni versity and asylum lands as may permit the uncbuditioual leasing, for short terms, of lands only fit for grazing, and that the remainder may be leased temporarily and entirely subject to the right of the state to sell to actual and bonafide settlors, and to these ends we favor the enactment of laws to compel the removal of trespassers and free-grassers from publio lauds, and to force the payment of rent for their use, aud to fix absolutely the rental price of lands to be leased. There should be such legislation as will make it practicable to enforce all laws intended to prevent the illegal use of school or other publio lands of the state. 6. We pledge ourselves to enoourage and foster all work of internal improvement and the development of the manufacturing in terests of the state. 7. We denounce unlawful interference with or injury to corporate property and corporate rights as equally intolerable as is such interference with or injury to the rights of citizens; and while we recognize tbe high obligation of the Domocrati j. party to con trol and subordinate all publio corporations to the general good, we pledge ourselves to enact and enforce all laws tbut may be nec essary to protect their property from every danger, from whatever source the same may come. 8. Tbe Democratic party looks with ap prehension upon tbe fact that foreign rail way corporation have acquired control of the railways of Texas in violation of the pmvUion of the constitution and protests against the methods by which they are be ing operated. We pledge ourselves) to pass law to correct the abuses and prevent un just dis crimination, to compel railways doing bus iness in this state to maintain offices in the state, in compliance with section three, arti cle 232, of the constitution, and we pledge oureelves to secure by law the right of ths stats to inapect all books belonging or ap pertaining to tbe org-vnizatioa, operation mud briKirjesBj of the railways of Texas. We protest against tbe consolidation of parallel ; and competing lines in tbe state and pledge oarsr-lves that laws shall be rMassod and en-1 forced to correct this eviL Ws pledge our. , aelvea to psuai general laws forfeiting to the state rll lands heretofore granted to ra.l-j way eorporationa, where sroch corporations hav fa.led to comply -rith the trrsn of tbeir charter, or bava failed in ffond faith to alienate their Unds within the period lsl tiv law. 9. We believe that sto-khoMr in private , oorrxwatVma abonld be held liable to pay j tbe d-La of eocb corporation to tbe a mount dae oa tbir aVxk. e4 n d 10 Trial aovmnt e-Oau to ths aVr-k svoH hj fje-a. anf th ' lb I' r-Viatur aba'.l r-a ate aud fix arm arhi h privsu er.riv-a:k.ns roav, ia b.rr!- ia f a U. a& 1 trsat laws aall r- paswd rror.iitui Tport':cmB nrst cba tT i t'V l"ar A ?t.i slate tyinj or l-ajine palace WsH t4 tV-a Mat or aj A :li s- W, irn 1 1 or ir-'n ! K ia. '' l"..v iftit t' rrti-K w r.f tlat mau fur tbe fjtvttvtaua of, Sber-inics and laborers bv lion should be comprehen sive and ertViout to the end that the real laborer may be thoroughly proteoted. 11. We declare that all state oonvicts should be confined within the walls of the penitentiary, aud it is ths duty of the Irgis ature lo provide peuitoutiaries suIHcleut for the purpose. We are also in favor of a reform school or house of correction for minors and femalea couviotud of offi'uses, to the end that they may be separated from the adult oonvli ts of the state. 12. We do not believe that the views or any citizen upou ths questions of local op tion should lutortere witn bis suiumug iu the democratio ,mrty, and we deolare the questlou to be one in which every democrat may iudulgu his own vlows without effect ing bis democracy, 13. The democrats of Texas deolare that it is the duty of the general government to protect and dofend the humblest American citizen against unlawful acts of any and all nations, and that decisive actiou iu demand ing indemnity for past and existing grclv aucca aud security for the future will meet with the unqualified approval of Texas. PKVOOIUTlO TICKET. For Governor L. 8. BOSS. Lieut -Go vornorT. B. WHEELER. A ttorney-Gonoral J A3. 8. HOGG. Associate Justice R. It. GAINES. Laud Commissioner R. M. HALL. Complrolloi JOHN D. MoCALL. Treasurer FRANK LUBBOCK Supt Publio Bohools O. II. COOPER. REPUBLICAN PLATFORM. The ropublioan party of Texas, in con vention assembled, aoes reainrtu ii nuagr ance to the national republican party, reas serting its approval of the platform adopted by the national republican party at Chicago in 1884, and, desiring to go before tbe peo ple of Texas upon state issue with no uucer- tain sound, resolves as ionows: The people in a republic being the sourcs of Dower, wo boliove it to be the duty of tbo legislature to submit to the people for their ratification or ruioctiou, such amend ments to our orgunio law, on any subject that they may ask such submission upon, when petitioned by a sufficient number in accordance with the bill of rights. That we are opposed to the leasing by the state of large bodies of land, thereby shut ting it out from immediate and actual sot llcinent. That we are opposed to the present law requiring the citizens to worn upou me public roads of the state, but believe the roads ought to be worked at public expense through ad valorem tax on property. That we are opposed lo occupation taxes on trades aud professions. That tbo republican party, having ever been in favor of tun education or tne mas ses to tbe fullest extent within the means of tho Bovernment and the ability of the people, favors the largest appropriations practicable by tbe state ior uai purpose, and that we do further endorse and ap'irove of that educational measure known as the Bluir bill, passed by the United State Sen ate. We are also m favor or couuiy super intendents of publio schools. That we affirm, first, our confldeuoe in and acceptance of the principles sot forth by Abraham Lincoln in his mr-ssage to con gress in Decomber, 18(11. in wh'n:h he do fined the relations of the republican party to American labor, and affirmed its superi ority to the mero capital itsolf had created. Second That we stand to and abide by the principles sot forth by the martyred presuiouc a quarior or a century biuuo. iu which he affirmed the dignity of labor and the right of the laborer to legislative pro tection, and wo will do all in our power to make these principles effective in our state and national governments. Third That we recognize the right or lahor to share iu the profits of the wealth itielf has created, nnd that we will do all in our power to harmonize the Interest of capital and labor, and make the legislation of this state and nation as equally protective of the one as of the other. Fourth That we are opposed to the em ployment of convict labor upon the publio works ol tins state. Fifth We are opposed to the leasing of convict labor in any form, ana tnai we la- vor tho passage of such laws as will conttns the convicts within the walls of the peni tentiary of the state. Sixth That we aenounce inni system ot employing convict labor which compels the free labor of Amorican citizens to come into coinDRtition with it in the publio market. Seventh That we favor the passage of such laws for the arbitration of all differ ences arising betweon corporations ana those employed bv them as will most effec tually prevent strikes and secure industrial harmony. E imth We approve the existing laws, making the importation of contract lsbor a crime, and demand their enforcement, Ninth We favor such legislation as will most effectually prevent the oppression of the mercantile and industrial interests by monopoly. BEPUDLICAN TICKET. For Ot jrnor A. M. COCnRAN. Lieut. -Governor LOCK McDANIEL. Associate Justice W. H. BURKHART. Attorney-General 0. W. JOHNSON. Land Commis'iiouer A. ZADECK. Treasurer. F. L. CLEAVES. Sup't. Publio Instruction II. CLINE. PROHIBITION PLATFORM. Be it resolved by the Prohibition party of Texas, in convention assembled: 1. That we reverently acknowledge Al mighty God as tbe great source of all just government and we hereby invoke bis bleasv ings nnoa our wore 2. That we recognize H aa an immortal political axiom, that what is morally wrong ran never be politically right; that the liquor traffic in the prolific source of rri me, pauper ism, bribery, political corruption and an archy, and should be prohibitM by law. S. We dnclare that the leading object of the prohibition pavrty of Texaa i tbe m-f prrawion by constitutional law of the maoa- factors and aala of intoxicating liqnora as a ' bevermga in this atata; and b-ing in far a . borne protesting party, that we eolHt the , eo-operatimi in 04 grand object of all the voora of this atata. 4. That we deooanne tbe democratic par-1 ty for it peraitot and onotmo-! ref ttaal to , rabntt to a voU of the psxtie ot lexaa a prohibitory rois4itauVAud amesdaa, and c-br;e that tb'ir t tn ie tvranuiraj ay d-atrax-tiv cat dooaonVe pr.n. iplna; aaj that we for!V d-rKKmo- thia for iiuahiit ir t a avloa aluop apaiT fir botjot of a :Lrin p-npX e.l tit ths-ir avwaj ia an t t-o tj wails of oar at , ait ti-4 lb s p"l-7 tv :-.; f-!'.iws.i thr-ncS-' "nt th' t 1 fn c r .-1 4 '' 4 ia -T.t; k -i-i-iat ; W fsrtVr rl r;-a t i t- ?.--v i aa! rr '- -aa jsvi are ia tnao ss ta tlx j:or trsvXe ia tVar national and state organisations and administrations. 6. We demand of the next legislature the submission of a constitutional amendment to prohibit the manufacture and sals of in toxicating liquors aa a beverage in Texas. We doinaud that the local outlon law be amended so that it can be efficiently enforced by making its violullou a felony punishable by coutlueiuout at hard labor lu the state punltoutiary. 6. We demand that otir state legislature enact a scientific tumporauoe instruction bill similar to the bill lately passed by the oou urtHB of the United States. 7, We demand that tbe loslslatura of Texas shall inhibit by law all sale ana pur chose of futures of every character ana de clare the violation of this law a felony, pun ishable by hard labor in the poniteutiitry. 8. We douounoe the aotion of the late democratic state convention, which pledged the support of that party to corporations but refused aid or avnipathv to the lahoriug or produoiug olasses. We claim that labor is the creator of all wealth, the handmaid of virtue and the source of all material pros perity aud happiness. We demand that labor bs protected, aud that corporations be rigidly regulated by such laws as will pre veut all combinations, discriminations aud granting of rebate by transportation com panies; that we donouuoe and oondema the theory established aud maiutainod by the courts of the country that so-called char tered riihts are above and superior to leg islative enactmout aud government control. We also domand that a law providing for a simple, speedy aud offaotive system of arbi tration be euro tod for the sottloment of all issues and controversies between corpora' tious aud their employees in releronco to the wages of labor, ana we ravor legislation encouraging co-operative and profit-sharing associations. We recognize the right of labor to oruanize for its protootion aud we solicit tho assistance of the great laboring classes iu the overthrow of monopoly, at the head and front of which stands the It quor traffic 9. We denonnon tho action of the domo emtio party iu giving away and nominally Rolling the publio lauds at l() cents per aore to capitalists nnd cattlo syndicates just at the time when thoy were becoming valuable, thereby permittlncr them to fenoe up whole counties ond prevent the sottloment and civilization of the west. And we demand the forfeiture of nil lnud grants to Individ, ualsand corporations where the title has not absolutely vested, and that these lands, to- gothor with the public domain yet remain inc. be reserved for homesteads for our oit izens and sold only to actual settlers. We declare that all tbe fenoes and other im provements illegally placed on the publio school lands are a part of the realty as if they had been placed on privato property, and we demand that the state shall at once take control of these lands and tho im- nrovemflntn theraon. and prosecute all par tios who may unlawfully interfere with or destroy the same; and we demand that the Attornoy-Gonoral shall at once proceod (o recover suoh damages from tbe trespassers ou those lands as have been sustained by the use and occupation thereof. 10. We favor au efficient system of free schools, pnouinmoN ticket. For Governor E. L. DOnONEY. Lieut-Governor 8. G. MULLINS, Treasurer W. D. JACKSON. Comptroller W. P. HULL. Land Commissioner 0. T. HOGAN. Sup't. Publio Instruction A. P. ATEN, Texas Patents. S. A. naseltine & Bro., Patent Solicitors, Sprincfleld. Mihsonri, send us the following list of patents which wore issued to citizens of Tonus during the post woes; t Adams, William II., assignor to himself and G. Y. Rhind, Fort Mcintosh, Laredo, Tex., revolving target. Jiosham, Wesioy 11., assignor to one-half to B. H. Milam, Ulon Itose, Texas, com bined cotton-chopper snd scraper. Crump, William E. Jr., Sealy, Tex., (Jork-cxtrnctor. Cutter, Martin A., Galveston, Tex., Car window lock. Edge, John R., Bryan, Tex., Machine for building and re-rolliug wire renoes. Fountain, Uonry S., Marlin, Tex., Wash boiler. Home, nenry M., Paris, Tex., Spring socket-iron for vehicles. Huling, Wm. N., Lampasas, Tex., Wire- strntcher. Lav. Wm.. Omaha, Texas, Motor. Lowry, Talman P., Bryan, Texas, Cot- ton-platiter. McCarty. Benl. W., and F. P. Gange, Ifouston, lex., nnppori ior couee-mniB. Peacook, J. 0., J. B. Gravet, and G. A Huffor. Waelder. Tex.. Bed-bottom. Savage, Thos. J., Valley Creek, Tex., rlamer. 1 in ton. Phvlander 8.. Anson, Tex. .Gate, WiesendBnger, Emil U., Comanche, Tex., Cofiee-mill attachment. Copies Free. The pnMishers of ths American Agricul turist will forward a copy free to every per on who has been a subscriber to ths Amer ican Agriculturist, but is not now one rnrovided thev send their name on a postal card), to ths end that they may tee the great improvements that have been mads in this periodical. Three JToulhs Free. The publishers of that excellent monthly, The Housekeeper, MinnoapoliH, Minn. .offer to send it free for three months to any lady who send them the postoffice address of twentv ladies who are keeping bonae. The addresfa may be at one or aeveral poat ofHoea, bnt mnat be sent before Nov. 15, 1HH. The Honarkeper bs one of the best pablicatioos in tbe euantry. A Notnrrart at Somerset. Sow ee set, Kt Octolw 5. After an exciting contest, local option u carrie.! here yesterday by 142 major: ity. Wben tbe newa went forth, tbe church belli of all denominations rnn(j oat joyous pc-sJt in noiaon. Tbo tmrvr.nce women wen twngrK4 in the Biptist Church all day, offer ing np prsyera for snere. When tb newa of victory came tbeysrtrantr into each olber'a arms, aborting- and crrinn' for joy. Ereryr!y rTns axtiafiel w:th the rtsa't. eir7 tho t.l'ion :,!, whi bsra tilbctto had eTerjtb:n tbi'r own way. At Q jer, Victoria'a t.Ke t'.Te are tSrr- srsa t frrj x ct't. TVJir-n the ml i f,'.iSl H-r Mj fcfcly is tia rst ta letve tW rcora. Brlbetry In Elections. Wo cire below the statute in re- relation to the abore, and alao the oath of offloe t Art. 139. By a "bribe," a URed tlirotitrhout this code, in meant Any gift, emolument, money, or thing of value, testimonial, privilege, or the promise of either, bestowed or prom ised, for the purpose of influencing an olucfar, or other person, stiou ns are named in this chapter, in the per formance of any duty, publio or ofll cial; or as an inducement to favor the person offoring the same, or some other person. Art. 145. If any person snail bribe, or offer to bribe, any elector, for the purpose of influencing his vote at any public election, lie shall be punished by fine not exceeding five h unci rod dollars. Abt. 146. ' If any doctor shall ac cept a bribe offered as set forth in the preceding artioie, ue sunn oe punished in like manner as is pro vided with respect to the person of foring the bribe. Abt. 149. If any one shnll otter or give a bribe to any person whatever, for toe purpose of inducing mm to persuade, or by means' not amount ing to bribery, to procure persons to vote at any public election, for or against any particular candidate, the person so giving or offering, and the person so accepting, shall be pun ished by fine not exoeeding two hun dred dollars. Abt. 150. If any person shall fur nish money to another, to be used for the purpose of promoting the success or defeat of any particular question submitted to a vote of the people, he shall be punished by fine not exceed ing two hundred dollars. The following is tho oath of office : 'I, -, do solemnly swear (or affirm), that I will faithfully and im partially discbarge and perform all the duties incumbent upon inoaa , according to the best ot my skill and ability, agreeably to the constitution and laws of the United States and of this Statej and I do further solemnly swear (or affirm) that since the adop tion of the constitution of the state, I, being a citizen of this state, have not fought a duel with deadly wea pons, within this state nor out of it, nor have I sent or accepted a ' chal lenge to fight a duel with deadly wea pons, nor have I acted as second in currying a challenge, or aided, advis ed.or assisted any person thus offend ing. And I furthermore solemnly swear (or nffira) that I have not, di rectly nor indirectly, paid, offered or promised to pay, contributed nor promised to cou tribute, any money or valuable thing, or promised any pub lic ofllce or employment, as a reward for tbe giving or withholding a vote at the election at which I was elected (or if tbe office is one or appointment, to secure my apprintment): So help me God." Old Men in Politics. Casbius M. Clay, of Kentucky," remarks the Times-Democrat, "al though seventy-seven years old, js going back into politics. ' Age does? n't seem to count with men who have once tasted the fascinations of public and political life. Look at the ven. erable Lubbock, for example. We, don't know how old he is, but be has ' been long iu tbe land. He turns np smiling and confident, when a state convention is held, with the cheerful remark: "Here I am sgaim you know what I want," and he gets it He is very old, is Mr. Lubbock. And there is Prof. Roberts, LL.D., of the Uni versity of Texas, ex-judge, ex-governor, etc. Alex Sweet used to say that Qov. Roberts was extemporane ous with Moses, but Sweet was given to frescoed statements. Prof. Rob erts is very, very ancient, though. Yet there is talk of bringing bim for ward to succeed Senator Mixey. We doubt if the movement will ever amount to more than talk, chiefly by tbe Waco Examiner, but it shows the tendency. The old men hold on, as witness Simon Cameron, Hannibal Hamlin and others we might add to those already mentioned. And in all frankness, it must be said, that tbe old fellows bold their own admirably with tbe younger ones. Soma of Mr. Tilden'a most statesmanlike utter ances his letters on the harbor de fense question were given to the country bnt a short time before bis. demise. Mr. Gladstone has lived his three score years and ten, and more than a decade betide. Ue doean't show any signs of deterioration or a desire to abandon public hfe. The rule holds good all over tbe civilized world that old men in publio life are romarkablv influential and perUrja- i ciooa. Caaaios Clay msy Uke a f resli start aud astonish bis countrymen yet. Fort Woith Gaze tte. Lawrence Btrrett, after a wetk of siicr in Brooklyn, will visit ia suc cession Pbi'.adeTpLit and Baltitaora. i frts Vit-t-'-M.ff At1oiv ' JSa.w'ywii ,,1 I!., ira tr . o . B Vy.cs:-t"y Ix'l !" ."! . T. '' armt to ;ba t . - ;ats. 1 t.t it -i".rr I IrxtlM Use.'?! "a Tv-it:' ft 'raa ssai.e IW a t-r--;-i.r..-- 1 -r?ra.r?T rra ia, ,t ,-v.t. ; !ilt 'ia t I rh- a- a iV t"r-f. "- r -f.arB4 sl rt. i tT' r ,a. I'"4 -aaj.-aa I raoaT M 't. Passsc.