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ISAAC a. JULIAN, - Editor MA! MA.K0O8, TEXA. TIIUUSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1887. KKTEBBD AT TUB PO8T0Fri0 AT AN MABOOa, TEXAI, AUKMOOND OLAM MATT KB. JtA TKS OF HUP8CRIPTI0N. Olie year, in advance 2 00 (fix montbi, " 00 Three montha, " pO TU above ratoi include the prepayment pf poabme by na. Buiiiple ooplea tent free. HtuKle copies 0 eenU. lu CooioTioi for tli Pue ? ihoold bt Mot la 00 Hood to iotiro laMrtloa tbo um weak, oi til advartlMmtkU aa biulott lollou not lUtl lbo Wdnl7 bood. romrLT eoanionlMtloa published lb wriur'l rat) Btnt toooaptnlot It, not forpab- Umtloa tulMt ittliti J but lor our on biatflt an protMlloo. Our Trip to the Mountains. E?er since tho completion of the railroad to the mountain region of Western Texas above San Antonio, we bad contemplated a trip up tbat gray. Our desire to vibjt that region was no new born idea. For yoaro, even before coming to Texas, wo bad read and beard of it as a most inter esting section of tbe State. Tho va rious publications, first of Kendall, and later of Kingsbury, Lfad in fact, exaotod more interest in it tban was possessed by many of tbe more ac cessible and in some respects more desirable and important divisions of Texas. So, wben tbe railroad bad reached it, making tbe trip short and ea6y, we resolved to dofor no loagor tbe gratification of our desire to spy put this remarkable land. And the act tbat during all this season wo had scarcely been off the tbe news paper treadmill, and needed some re laxation, afforded an additional rea Bon for carrying out this determina jtion.' Accordingly on Wednesday lust we took the night train for San Antonio in order to join the excur sion to Kerrville, the the next morning-' We repaired betimes to tbe Arans as Pass depot This is the hand somest railroad depot in its surround Jngs in the city.' The grounds, we were told, formerly belonged to a garden, so the faot is not surprising. About half past seven the excur sion train, consisting of six elegant brand new well fillod coaches, rolled out of the depot. By chance we were seated with an old settler of San Antonio, whose advent dated back to 1857. We forget his name, but were entertain ed with many anecdotes and incidents of tbe past of the city. He pointed put to us in passing tho proposod new addition of tho city, the Bite for which has been rocentlj purchased by a Cincinnati syndicate for $150, 000. Tbey are digging artesian wells, and there Beems to be no question but they mean business in building up a new division of the city, estab lishing manufactories, etc. Passing around the head of tho riv er and traversing a mesquite flat for sonie miles, we entered the highlands at the Loonn, a mountain stream. Soon we reached Leon Springs where an old settler has a hotel, store, post office, etc The place lies in the cen tre of the valloy, which is several jniles in extent, with many isolated mountains surrounding, and taking it all in all.ia as picturesquely beauti ful as any we saw on our trip. It seem ed to us a delightful ploce in which to retire from the turmoil of the out side world. We found this region muoh less mountainous and the val leys much larger than we had been Jed to anticipate. There is a great deal of good farming land, and no doubt it is very productive when the jieasons are favorable. The mountains are generally two or threo times as high as those about San Marcos, and differ from tho latter in being mostl v isolated hills, generally of the sugar loaf style, but sometimos crowned with higher and precipitous crests. Streams are frequent, but we were told that but few of them are perma nent The valleys are bordered by timber, mostly different varieties of oak, and undorbrubU. Sometimes for miles scarcely any mountiina were visible, and again they would "come in clusters." Thus tbe scene extends until you reach the valley of tbe Ona dalape. Thenceforward the valloy land becomes more continnons and extensive, while the river is bordered by various kinds of timber, among Which tbe crpreos is conspicaou We pass Bonne before reaching this valley. Then comes tbe Gi-rman hamlet of Sisterdale, end next the Urger German town of Comfort Here, a at other stations, there were considerable aocesaiona to onr crowd. A comely German Udy, of middle ege, stared oar seat and we found Ler free and frank in converatioo. Xr crpoaite tbe town on tl ribt bacJ stood a large moooacect of white marble. On iuquiry she said it was e roc tod to commemorate the sad fate of a number of her conn try moo in the late war. Tb Germans, almost to a man, stood firm for the Union. Some twenty five of them in this locality in order to avoid tbe Confederate conscnp tion, attempted to make their escapo into Mexico. Tboy were overtaken at tbe Nueces and slaughtered. Their bonos woro aftorwards gathored to gothor and buried and this raonu meat markB their place of Bepulturo. It was to appearance inscribed with the namos of tbe victims, and stands not onlv as a monument to tboir memory but as a sod memento of fearful period of civil convulsion and lawlessness. We were told tbat this tragedy is still commomoratod by the people of Comfort with appropriate cermonies. The lady stated tbat she was the daughter of one of tbe original immigrants from Gormany. Sho gave us bis name, but we cannot recall it She said during the time referred to be was compelled to hide out tbat if oaucrbt he would unques tionably have been hanged, as many others were. In answer to various inquiries she gave an account of their community, from which we infer it is a very uniquo one. She said thore was neither church nor preacher in the place, and the people dosirod nei ther. Tbat they wore Lutherans, but had no use for church or clergy. That she bad never read the Bible. That tbey had excellent schools, were orderly and prosperous, their stand ard of action being to do right and harm no one. Tbe next town is Contre Point on the opposite side of the Guadalupe. It is an American town and in broad contrast to Comfort is noted for its churches und church-going people. About noon we reached KERRVILLE Our objective point with reforonce to tbe colebratidh of the advent of the railroad, barbecue, etc. Having dis posed of our baggago at tbe hotel we first took a view of the river, which flows directly by the town. It is there expanded by a milldam, but aside from that did not show as large a volume of water as the San Marcos. We wore told one could walk over it dry shod during the summer. We found Kerrville a small but well situ ated and well built town. It has an excellent court house and jail, about the size of our own. Capt. Llias. Scbreiner, wbo from a small begin ning has accumulated a fortune of half a million dollars at this point. has beon a great friend and patron tho town. Ho built the bt. Charles hotel, an olegant structure costing $15,000. His large and spa cious rock store house is an ornament to tbe placo, while there is no private dwelling in San Marcos that will at all compare with his fine mansion of hewn stone. Capt. Scbreiner also built the roller process mill near town, and now has in hand the establish ment of a system of waterworks. The town subscribed $50,000 to wards the railroad besides guarantee ing the right of way, and raised $500 to pay tbe expenses of the present oclobration. Tho' people are about incorporating for school purposes, and have determined to erect a large rock school building to cost $8,000. (Will our "city dads" of San Marcos please make a note of this T) lhe sito is 1G50 foot above the sea level, and it will no doubt share the prestige of Boorne as a health resort, lhe lo cation of Kerrville is in a fertile val ley of miles in circumference, almost Dcrfectlv level, and sentiuelod around by quite respootable appoaring moun tains. The site reminded us or that of the city of Monterey, saving tho towering mountains which encir- clo tho latter. There is ample "room and verge enough" for Kerrville to become a large city. Having "seen the town" we proceed- to "take in tho bnrbocue, botu literally and figuratively. It was esti mated there were 3,000 persons pres By tho great kiudness of our young friend Mr. A, W. Irving, re cently of San Marcos, we were made acquainted with many of the princi pal citizens. Taking the crowd as a hole we were impressed by lU Southern and WetU-rn frankncM and open-handed hoopiUlity. Vari ous kinds of entertainment accom panied the occasion, among which van some capital shooting. Perfect order prevailed, and wo did not aee a ingle person who was intoxicated, f bo occasion closed by a ball in the court room after night We did not return on tbe excur aion, but remairred over till morning when we look tbe train for Sin An- aligLtly we could not make up oar ; mlcd not to stop over at We fonnl tLe town aitu!-! fc-ar ly a wile fr-nn the depot a t.tr;-i;ijg j village lyir.g along a Tal'-y ia tVi mountains. Nor did it appear special' ly attractive on a noaror approach. Perhaps, however, tbe fact tbat it began raining bard soon after our arrival and continued almost down to our departure may Lave' bad some thing to do with our impressions. But we could not have passed Bourne, being so near. Wby T Because man once resided near by who has made it bistorio and almost classio ground we moan the late George Wilkins Kendall. Not only is tbe pen mightior than the sword, but mightier than most'othor human in strumontalitios. The "literary fellers,' (as Gen. Grant is said to have stylod tbom) icill come to the front Ken dftll, tbe founder and famous editor of the New Orleans Picayune; the historian of the disastrous Santa Fe expedition in which be participated i the author of a finely illustrated his tory of tbe. war with Mexico, settled among these hills and vales as an hum ble farmer and ranchman, and by bis presence and bis letters to tbe Picay une made all this region famous throughout the Union. Tbe name of bis ranch was Post Oik Spring, and it lies some four miles from Beerne. Here be lived and died, bis death caused by an internal injury from a fall from a carriage or wagon. Although the mud and water were "shoe-top deep," and the rain foil in torrents, we walked out nearly a milo from town to visit bis grave. We found it in the corner of the little grave yard, under a marble slab three by six and a half feet from which we copiod the following inscription, evi dently indited by some appreciative and kindred spirit : GEORGE WILKINS KENDALL. Born In Now Hampshire, Aug. 22, 180!). Died At Post Oak Sprinn, Texas, Oct. 21, 18G7. Printer, Journalist, Author, Farmer : Eminent in ull. by cd Clear head; stout heart ; strong hand. A mnn of many friends : most loved those who knew him best. An old Gorman nitizeu of Beerne, of whom we sought information of Kendall, gave ns a better idea of tho man than we had before. Ho said was in form heavy set, in dis position social, jovial and somewhat playful. One who did not nffect the society of the rich, but sympathised with the poor, and who earnestly sought to attract worthy immigrants to his adopted home. His widow married Mr. B. F. Dane, a stockman, and with her daughter resides at the old Kendall homestead, and he has u son who is an officer in the regular army. Another literary gentloman the hope of seeing whom attracted us to Beerne, was Dr. Kingsbury; but we found him absent at the North. His ranch is about a mile out and we learned is presided over by bis wife. We corresponded with the Doctor before we came to Texas, and we rec ollect ho sent us for publication an autobiographical sketch of which wo remember the statement that he camo from Missouri through the Indian Ter ritory on horseback, bringing all his earthly possessions. He located in the practice of dentistry in San Antonio, meantime writing up tho country largoly. Oddly enough, we never met bim but once, for about a minute, during tho transit of "the 6tago" at San Marcos. He was threo years in Europe in the service of the Sunset road as an im migration agent Ho is an easy and graceful writer, and has been cbarg ed occasionally with exaggerating tho mtfrits and c'aarms of Texas. We were told be has accumulated a hand some fortune, and has largo posses sions in California. Tho fact that after all bis travels and experience he continues to reside where he does, is the best ovidonoe of his appreciation of Texas and Bujrne, and is really a high testimonial in their favor. Wo should like to say more of I3arne, both locally and socially, but our space forbids. Wo had limited our stay till Saturday morning, and tho continued rains niado us very ap prehensive that by another break in the road we might bo detained over Sunday. The Cibolo, running thro' tho town, which we found almost a "dry branch", soon became a raging river. Tho whistle of tho upward bound locomotive on Saturday night wa to ns, therefore, a most -joyful sound." Itjnet obstructions which prevented ita further progress, and had to return to S in Antonio in the morning, so we happily escaped the dreaded detention. We kft much gratfied with our visit to the moun tain region. JACOBSON & CO., SAN MARCOS : atoirru wim: of ni;ai(i Oa aer Komi -of lleall' Urns Mlore. . OAN ANTONIO: tioi aui;rn fi.oii: kkut. Noulliritl rrr .n Hilar J IMnaw. We offer for sale a Nicely Suloctod Stock of NOTIONS, HAT3. BOOTS, SHOES, SHIRTS, UNDERWEAR, BLANKETS AND QUILTS, TRUNK?, . AND SATCHELS, AT EXCEEDINGLY LOW FIGURES. CLOTHING! We make a specialty of FINE JEWELRY FOR LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, Such as Watches, in Gold, Silver and Nickle, for Ladies and Gentle. men, Chains, Sleeve buttons, btuus, Kings, Lace Pins, Ear Rings, Braclcts Scarf Pins, etc. Our Goods are not the so-called Cheap Jewelry, but the best kiud of rolled plated. Being Practical Jewelers, we will give you a uimnroteo, inai all our goods ore just as we represont them to be or no sale. You are politely invited to inspect our stock before uuyiiig eisowiiere. octl3 The presidential tour continues grand popular ovation. Tho General' Assembly of the 1 has sossion in Minneapolis. Another railroad smash-uu and burn-up, rivaling tho Chatsworth horror, took place on the Chicago and Atlantic railway in northern Indiana on Sunday night last. and bis Bisters Misgos Sullie auJiEllu. Thoy reside at Centre Point, as does also their nncle. Hoi. J. ThoniOH. "JiuT is married and the hoppy father of a bouncing boy. From the drift of Mr. A. W. Irving's con- . , . - , , . . . . vernation, we were led to infer that he holds f , J in fond romembranoe the girls be loft be hind him in San Mnroos. We met editor Guthrie, of the Kerrville Eye. His futher.edits the Baudoru wugie, and another brother is connected with the Snn Angelo Standard. A fumily of edi tors. At Kerrville we were introduced to Cnpt, Culdwoll, an agreeable gentleman, a broth er-in-law of Judgo Kond. Also to the shor- f L iff of tho couuty, whose name we iorguir but he served in Col. Woods' regiment. Also to most of the other county officers, the postmaster, Capt. Scbreiner and his sou, Prof. Griflin, superintendent of the public schools, and various others. We were not surprised that the St. Charles hotel did not set a table to compare with tue St. Leonard, but (fid wouder wliy u.n flnH fish with which the upper Guadal upe is said to obouud were not represented theroon. We met at the St. Charles Mi. Jake Wolff, commercial traveller. He had just returned from a trip up the river, and re ported grand scenery and fino fishing. Tho'Guadalupo river risns some 80 miles above Kerrville. The Cibolo ton miles above Beerne. Wo lietboucht us of our old friend. Dr. G. Marion Cade, who removed from Hays to Kerr county, and were sorry to learn he had departed this lifo. His family reside a few miles above town. We met Mrs. Laussou and several of her children. She informed us sho had come to the mouut'iins to stay. The KerrvilliauB are hoping that the rail road may terminate at their town for a long, long time. But who can fathom tne secret councils of a rnihroad oompany ? Thore is a fine iron bridge over the Gua dalupe river near Comfort. Until perfectly settled and equipped, this road will be lia ble to many wash outs by the mountain streams which swell to raging, roaring riv Don't fail to read the uev Liquor and Sunday laws, to be found on our first page. The former, if strictly enforced, would go far towards break ing up the liquor traffic. The Waco Advance. Dr. CraD fill's Prohibition paper The Advance, of Waco, Texas, con tinues to appear rogulariy and is as bright and sparkling ns of yore. While ull do not agree with its opiuions. it must be admitted that the Waco Advance is a racy journal and worthy of patronage. It continues to advocate Prohibition at $1.50 a year ; $1 to ministers : samples free. Address the Advance, Waco, Texas. The Lunatic Asylum. More Trouble. L ist Friday was the regular month ly meeting day of the board of man agers of the lunatic asylum, and it was the first time that Mr. Jlin-chtield, the new member, has ever sat in the board. What transpired during the session cannot be arrived at, except at second hand, but if dame rumor, whoso ears are always alert, is to be believed, there was quite a breeze in the board. It is said that Dr. Dor sett presented a list of names of em ployees he wanted discharged. The board looked over the list and found : i ,.i i :t i : i mreituJB wu" o.. w. b-DP lutiu it uuuoiotuu iicnriv, 11 uut ijuilu ers after an hour's rain, subsiding as soon, entirely, of the people who had testi- . . . i; ...3 : i i , : . i i t. : : Kendall county was named in honor of fied against him in the recent iuvestr F-XCTESIOX rERSOXALS AXI) NOTE. W trn Mr. St-lr, of ALUnv bo aiTrj " Trr-cntr. oa tlx T rsrvxm. H' i Tr"1 AatooU, oar oil Vuto fri. J- K. H;e-: , w TTo,,.i,.il nt tlifi instance of his UTUUi 1 ' - iend Erastus Reed, of San Antonio, when member of the legislature. Keudolia, a small town, was also named in his honor. Boerne (Burney) was originally a German settlement and was named by the settlers in honor of a friend in the Fatherland. We stopped at the American House, Boerne. It is a comforable place, lhe douahter of the proprietress, Mrs. Barr. in- foruiod us that she attended Coronal Insti tute when it was first started. The Boerne hotel is the largest in the placo, and capable of accommodating fifty guests. At certain seasons it is pretty well filled with health-seekers and others. We called on the proprietor, Mr. Clarke, i ex-New Yorker, whom we found to be t intelligent gcutlenian. We called at the office of the Boerne Pa per. F. W. Schweppe, editor, and of the Advance, owued by A. G. Voght, but run by others whose names do not appear. Both are fairly good home papers. A third in German was about being started. Wm. Kaufbnwt. merchant, with whom we foil into conversation, told ns he went to hool at San Marcos about 1S48 or '50. e said the country around was then a mng- nifiocbt stex k range, and that an old man named Craton, who resided down the river had 8,i ""O beid of cattle. lis was a grt oddity a descrilied by Mr. KauAius. Mr.K. lo informed n tbat Geo. W. Kendall had bin first ranch iu Comal county, including a famous water-hole, w hich went by hi name. While at Boerne tbe rains flooded the ttrots and cotter ao It wm altno-4 . impartible to cro. They miqht easily be ; draxed into the Cibolo, bat the town not beiti j incorporated, w were told there m no rriadT. At Sm Ar.tonia tm our return, we called on oar tnmU Mr. an 1 Mr. IL O. Jax-. j We wnt p'm-w-J to find thrra 1 antly ntctttd. aal Try iadk-atkm that tlwir bns i a iTf T ne- T!low fever is prevailing at Tamp r.v ! gation. A member of the board who who was in his favor during tbe trial asked why he wanted them to leave, and according to the report he said because they were his enemies. The board refused to discharge the parties, and dame rumor again puts in to say that there was quite a lively discussion in the board over the mat ter At nil pvnnt.R. wlipflmr flin rn. mors be true or false, the board ad journed over till next Saturday to finish its business. Statesman, 11th instant. Ttpnnhlirmn rmnprn nlni'm Mint tli statistics in Cleveland's speeches are i-l r ai i , t taKlia jro.ni uie American eucyciopuia. Will thn uhla pilifnra h-indlv pvnlnin j whence they derive the startling miss es of figures which they occasionally hurl of. tlioir rlilmlkfrii,nl1 raa.loi'u f Or do they esteem it u virtue to quote ii i . . uie t-i'iiHus report arm h crime to pa tronize the encyclopedia ? Express. mm royal ita'.ii J POftDER Mr. Miiininj. miniMer t Mttico, d.ed in Xtw York a few days a'vr a bon i"cf Absolutely Pure. UurMottui I ll'.W. ! : r ':' e :'t .; e ;j p :i ": R :! ': E :'i S :! s :j O :! : F :! , F :. :- I :" c :- : E :; :-i i a a a mJm JOB PRINTING. M ?fes u Avjifla TUB BABTHOLDI STATU, tha torch of Liberty. And blri It blue o'er land aud M4, OFFICE: OOOID :WOBK IFIlIIR, PRICES . CARDS . ' . DRAFTS . ' . CIRCULARS . . BILL HEADS . . NOTE HEADS . m RECEIPT BOOKS m m LETTER HEADS . . STATEMENTS . . INVITATIONS . . CHECKS m . NOTES .TAGS. . ETC . 0 ' - r?1 MllilUlilir WiT-;!"''"" CUNTIKUES TO MOVE But I am Still at the same Place, Whero I oxpeot to continue to keep a good stock of SADDLES and HARNESS, Such as Everyone Wants. And I will continue to sell 'em low, soli 'em fust and make up more. O". ZPOZRTIEJIR,. . i !magazin,i I h !'p. 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