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Marcos 1 PROPRIETOR, I H. JULTA.lSr, "Prove All Things I Hold Fast that which Is Cood." SAN MARCOS, HAYS COUNTY. TEXAS. THURSDAY. MARCH 29. 1888. NUMBER 13. JTTI YEAH San I TO ADVERTISERS. le Free Press BpcoKiilxod by Geo, P, KOWMI to,, as Anrmi ma HU 1 Advertising Medium. The well known advertising aRenoy of so.P.ltowell A 0o.,of Now York Oity.have rued an auuunl Newspaper Directory for Jrty years or wore, ami theme publications JVO boon generally rouuyujxou mm auiuuiu r to the uiatttor of newspaper circulation. I the rogular issues of tho Dirootory they ,ve included all the newspapers published i the United Btates and Canada. Quite eently, however, they have issuod a oou. dl list. It aires ouly the bet nownpa' ra at advertising niodiuuis, and benoo is Kntinollv hotter. bcauae more oonvement, u their larger Directory. Four-flftbs of newHuaixira of the United State are acticully "oouuted out" by intelligent ad rtisers, who only want to know the best. luce the value of tho work nudor notioe. ie publishers in the prufnee well my: fit wifta the wboat from the chaff. It dL ete the attention of nn advertiser toward Ipori which he should and ought to use, A tends to intercept a portion of that pa. suage which goes to publications which at greatly in excoss of any power to bene I which they possess. It takes the general wind, that the best is the cheapest." We need scarcely say that on this plan, Fbkb Pbbss is given by this book (Hee ua 158) as tits advortiHing medium of San aroos and Hays county, it being tin only m on the utt. we respoctruny invite ine tcutiou of advertisers, both at home and jroad, to this faot. i ADVERTISING SATES. Legal and Transiont Advertisements will I charged yne .UOlinr per square ior vuo st insertion, and Fifty Cento per square Aanh additional insertion. A square is te space of one inch. Fractional squares Ul be counted as full squares. .Advertisements for three months or more Ul beoharged ut the following rates ; tjVo. of Square. Swob 6 mos ne squave wo squares bree squares no-fourth column tie-half column.,, ine colum $1 CO 8 00 10 00 15 00 85 00 40 00 $8 00 12 00 15 00 25 00 40 00 or, 00 $12 00 20 00 25 00 40 00 60 00 100 00 Yearly advertisers allowed the priviloge quartorly change. business Card, one inch or less, one year, I. Cards ia Business Directory, one year, 2. ".Liooal and business notioes will be charged I jn cents per line each insertion. Advertisements for Schools, Churches and Benevolent Societies, half rotes. Marriage and Obituary Notices, of over ten Jibes, charged as advertisements. Calls upon candidates, their replies and their oiroulars, and all notices of a personal coaraotor, (if at all admissible into our col umns), will be charged as advertisements. ,..t, nnnn tha iMinp.r indicates that the time for which the subscription vas All advertisements and subscriptions due advance. . i Any of our friends would do us a special the names of any per rons within thoir knowlodge who would be . ikaly to subsonbe for tne hbee x-besb, mi i.W w mav send snecimeu copies to suoh nersona. J Our terms for announcing candidate are 15 for state and district offices, $5 for county offices, ond $3 for precinct and ma. ilieipal. Terms, cash. r . t-. nmnnTr OFFICIAL. ooxoaasSMait Sth district; Hon. t. W. Moore, of Fayette Conaly. , tiN4TOB-25TH diutiiot: Bon.W.H. Burges, of Guadalupe DO. if BFKS!TATIV8 PUT DI8TBI0T! 'Ion. Geo. T. IfoUehee, of llays Co. on. J. L. Blllton, of Caldwell Co. i DISTBIOT OOOQT 2JNU DISTRICT. An. H. Telctaroueller, Presiding Judge, LaOrange i. M. Bethany. Attorney, Austin Co. T1MI8 OK UOLDIMO OOURT. Havi. lit Mondays In Msrcli aud September. Kay aoutinue tljree weeks. oousrr orrioaya. Rd. R. Koae. Judge County Court. das. 0. Burleton, Ditt. and County Clerk. B. B. MoBrlde. County Altorney. Jas A. Wren Sheriff, J. M. Turner Deputy . 'C. 8. Cock, Justice of the Pesos Pre. Ho. E. A. Vaughn, 11. O. Hnbbs, J.C. Rows. t AV. V. Slack, " ' H. Patterson, County Treasurer K. A. Fortson, Assessor. ' lltto Oroos, Surveyor. W . L. Owsu Oom'r Preolnot No. K. ,V.Vuho " ' H.C.Hubbs, " " " , Poter Hshmitt, h. Steel, Cou.tabl precinct No. 1 'J.Nolen, " " " I UeppHenson. ' , 8. K. Stone, " " " Tims 0 holdiko Ooomtt akb Pbioikot Coosts County Court tor Criminal, Civil and Probate bu Bes 4th Mondays In January, Aprtl,July,Octo Commlssloneri'Courl Id Mondays la Februarv, May, Ausust and November. JaatloeCourt, Precinet No. 1 Last Monday Id ach month, at Ban Marcos. Preolnot No. Jd Friday In each month Mt.CHfr .1 3d Wlmberley's Mill. -r 4 ih St. Drliiplng" Springs. town nrricsaa. Mayor Hsmmett Banlr. , , Oonncil W. D. Wood. 0 W. D"nlsqp, flijl Johnson, D. A. Glvrr. Fd. J. h. Green, P.J.C. Smith, flan Holbalm and Hoger liyrne. Msrshal Wm. H. I.yell. 8lreet Commissioner J. W.Dsnfortn. i Coancll meets the Hint Tne'ly In each mnith. j public iohool Trunee. meet first Tuesdiy In oatB anonth at the Major's ofnoe. ; caiuet:nr.M. METHODIST. Preaching at the Methodist Cbirch every Sabbath, Mv. . H. H. nigg.. Pastor, fnnday Sctioolat e.m. Singing at So'clwk p. na. Prayer Meeting os Wto.if'J.J. o(jng "en's pray er meeting oa Monday Bight. BAPTIST. Preaching at the Baptist Church every Sandav. Rv. W. I. Beverlev. raster.; ndaygebeel atJOa. Tooeg men's prayer- snMtlKg Tuedsv night. Cengrrgttienal prayer- ; aneetlng Wednesday njght. j S pRP.SBTTRlAK.-ervlcas lad sad 4tfc Snndsys garh mwilh. p..ir. achoel every Sabbath at a. . Prater Meet ing every Thursday at p. a. All are Invited (e attend. . . . w . Pmmtmr. teaded le all. . . 1 PROTISTAST rPiaCOPAU-lev.W.B.raller. v. .nir..l,I,4iwl 4ih Seadaya la each. asewth. Saadsy aeeeel every enday. I CATOUC.-r;re4iti Saadar la each saeaib. I w. father SettlS) rr. ' n I l.s. ABRiTAt, asd Df.PARTi ar. or. to A.iD FltOM HAS AHmS I-OST OFUCK. Helle freen Aeefle srriv at .IS a SB. abto SS p ea V aleee at J:4S a a. aad P- . M.iU frees Sea Aatr errire at 01". a. sa. and a.fceaai1. arrive and aepart a-ly. ! ". -a Wieibeeiey-0-t.artsTeae eneey at 0 a. ,P -d ArriveeMeeeey aal ?harday ml Aeayajel IMivevy rr ir tiui p. m a:t i d mm tsaday ieo 1 thirty twimm-i ienc:pa aaa.li Aewal TMivery fr-a a. , t. 71 r . ad fraa 4 ke. eave vprm mm nftedrnU mi ea DR. N- M. NYE DENTIST, Johnson Building, on the Square. Special attention given to Diseases of the Mouth and Facial Nouralgia, Oflloe in New Brannfols the lost Thursday and Friday in each mouth inrHiy BUSINESS DIRECTORY. BANKERS. 1 LOVEtt NATIONAL BANK OF 8AN VJT Marcos, Nortb. Blue riara. THIRST NATIONAL BANK of San Mar- X1 cos. Southeast Corner 1'lnra. LA WYKRS. e B. 1 MoBRIDE. Att'y and Land Agent. O. Offlco over First Nationul Bank, Sun Marcos. NOTARY PUBLIC, H. JULIAN, Judge Wood's New Build. , ing, Upstairs. DENTISTS. D It. J. H. COMBS, Judge Wood s new Building, upstairs. DRUGGISTS. AYNOLDS & DANIEL, North side Plaza. DRY GOODS. T7D. J. L. OREEN, at the old stand of JJJ Green 4 Price, Southeast Corner Plaza DRY GOODS & GROCERIES. T. TALBOT, Next door to First National Bang. JOHNSON & JOHNSON, Mitchell Build ing, North side plaza. ' "T AILEY & BItO., Southwest Corner J- J'Jaza- ARCHITECT AND BUILDER, TP S. MACKIN, Near jsortaeast eoraur JJJ . Plaza. GROCERIES. W.LEAVELL, South side Publio Plaza. T HOMAS TAYLOR East Side Plaza. pARDY CO., North side Plaza TINWARE. M. B. OWNBY, Square. Northeast of Publio FURNITURE. J. W. NANCE, Southeast Corner of Pub- lie Square. WA TCHMAKER8 & JK WELERS. W. H. BOBBINS, North side Plaza. GROCERIES & HARDWARE. M. GIESEN, South side plaza. MILLINERY. MRS, RICHARDSON, between First National Bank Building and Nance's Furniture Btore. SADDLES AND HARNESS. J. R. PORTER, East 8ide the Square. Our Clubbing List for 1888. We are prepared to club the FRBB PRHSS to now or reoewlng subscribers with the following publi cations st tie rates speolBed below. If ordered at the same time with our paper. In the first column we give the r.gular price of each publication singly, In the eeoond the price of the same aud the race Paasi together. With the Singly. Free Press. An.tle Rtatetman (Jalvrstan Bews 3. T. Weekly W orld St. Losls Keubtieon M. V. Ledger New Orleana Times Ilemeerat. Louisville Courier Jourual Texas Sifiiugs Farm S'id Kaucb , Detroit Tres Press Saturday Kvenlng Feet Sew York Observer Atlsnts Constitution Amerlceo Agriculturist Selenitic Amencaa Century Magazine- St. Ilcbolaa Harper's Yaang Peiple tl 00 . i :s . 1 00 . l oa . 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The seaiy Isieec ceased ty reflTee, im. y aw ' .f steil. eek H aWe-Jsle- oraW. regietered setter e in. , .n rwweteed r aftrr a ree r-W tl mmt eefc-rrfWr W' mn ike prwrw eewt -. a-ty a. mmrt tU La eerer. ai.y. a le prt.y mmr- i..,-,,Hy ea-s "Va pea-v a-! m 4.,e-rc,i, rr! -t, art:-. is rr,43se LOOK OUT I Compare) this with your pamlinaet MsPJEPfi jwtixssnisis a STWiervr vioiTtaif MViTk FAMUJI MIDICINI. Philadelphia. Pritt. OWE Dollar As vou vslue health. oerhaDS life. xamlneeach package and be sura you get the Genuine. See the red Z Trnile-Mark and the full title un front of Wrapper, and on the aid the seal and signature of J. H. Zellln Co., as in the above fae- simile. Remember thaifj la no other genolM Slmmnnt Jjlver Regulator, f RREH9 TDNI0 prepared solely tor the cure of complaints wnicn afflict all womankind. It aives tone and strength to Ci' ' tiio ntcrlne organs, and corrects dangerous displacements and lraugularl- UOS. IllBOl lireilVVinjyi viiouBC vi iiioi - MBBKLL'M FEMALE TONICclurlr? preg. pancy greatly relieves the palusofmotherhoodana promotes speeay reuwYury . iv iww ,".'r'u safely make the critical change from girlhood to womanhood. ItlBpleasantto the taste and may bg saaeu ma., .iiuc t u y- iov b.wv . ..vw, v FOB SAXB HV AfcL , DKUQ018TS. f Q M;HniEI.T.TTI ox .Boiel'ruu..aT.LOTJia. THE CAUSE OF BHETT2IATISX. It Is claimed that rheumatism Is sometimes inherited but it is more like ly that the persons presumed to Inherit it are physical? constituted the same as tlicir parents ana nacuraiy suscepuoic toit If children are atneronuy con stituted from the affliotod parent they do not "inherit it." Biliousness Is as much of an inheritance as rhoumatism, as persons of a bilious temperament are most susoeptible to it and they of course get thoir temperament from their parents. Other authorities claims that rheumatism Is caused by the presence of nrio acid in the blood. Others to taking cold when their is poison circu lating in the blood, others that it is purely and Bolcly a aisease ox tuo ner vous system. It is well known that when persons have acute or inflamma tory rheumatism the bowels are usualy constipated and the urine scanty, but is that not caused by the rheumatism rather than the cause of it, for when the bowels are kept open and the in flammation kept down, a cure Is soon produced. The inflammation must bo kept down, until the parts are restored to a healthy condition. This is not theory as a great many severe casos have been cured in that way. The in flammation being deep seated and mostly In the Joints, it Is difficult to reach and but few external applications will relievo it, there is one however that will, and that is Chamberlain's Pain Balm, one application is usualy sufficient to relieve the pain and only the worst cases require more than one or two fifty cent bottles to effect a cure. It is the most penetrating liniment known and promptly relieves the ago nizing pains both of rheumatism and neuralgia. When the parts can be reach ed and the Pain Balm applied directly to the seat of pain, as in cases of burns and toothacho. it relieves instantly and in case's of rheumatism only a few moments are required for its effect to be felt. To keen the bowels open al ways use St. Patrick's Pills as they aro absorbed into the blood, act through it, purify it and thoroughly cleanse the wnoie system. Chamberlain's Cough Remedy Will cure a severe cold in less time than by any other treatment. It re lieves the lungs, opens the secretions, renders the mucus less tenacious and easier to expeotorate and aids nature in restoring the system to a healthy con dition, ii freely used as soon as a cold has been contracted and before it bng become settled in the system, it will often cure what would nave been a ever cold in a single day. It Is a cer tain cure (or orou- UfMR ialmGULARITIE5 PECUUAR'TD'HLK-btA. tj;o Pov.eful Tc:;ic:. eV ir-TAKCN CUQING Tve ' CHANOE-OF-LIFE ttD rra -i or.. i EradfieidFUgl'latcrCo . ATVAK-A.iA Fir aa ly aji lm;t aieJ A BETTER DAT IS( OHJSti, A hotter day is oouilug, a morning promised lone?. When eirdod rlsbi. with holy might, will overthrow the wronff: When Ood, the Lord, will lUteo to every plaintive sigh, .... Aud stretoh his baud o'er every land with justice by and by. Psa. G8: 11. Revised version. CHO: Coining by and by, corning by and hv. Tho better day is corning, the morning draweth nigh Coming by and by, coming by and by. The weloome dawn will hasten on, 'tis oom iug by and by. Joel 2t 38, 99. Tho boast of haughty error no' more shall fill tho air, Bat sco and ronth will love the truth and nnrant! it evarvwbore. No more from want and sorrow shell come tha hnoalaaS crv. But strife will oeose, and perfect peace shall flourish by ana by. Acts 2: 15, 16, 17. 18, Oh for that glorious dawning we watob and work anil urav. Till o'er the height tho tr.orning shall drive the gloom away: And when the heayenly glory shall flood the earth and sky, We'll bless the Lord for all His word, and praise Him by and by. Qui 6i 9 WASHISGTOX LETTER. (From Our Bogular Correspondent) WA8HraoTOM, Mar. 16, 1888. Thanks to tbe republican obstruc tionists, Mr. Mill's tariff bill bas not been reported to the House. The time is being well put in however, by tbe friends of tbe measure in mission ary work among th few misguided democratic memoers, who worship . still ml the cmrine of protection. It is now claimed that tbe number of democrats pledged to support the bill when it gets before the House, is only five short of a majority, and it is hoped that enough republicans will vote for it to insure its passage. But not much faith can be attached to that hope. Republicans seldom vote for a measure that is opposed by their leaders, no matter what their own opinion may be a politioal les son which the democrats have never yet learned. However it may result, the democrats who believe in keeping the pledges made to the people, pro pose making an honest effort to re deem those pledges. If they fail the cause of their failure will be apparent to all. The latest applicant for Blaine's mantle is Senator Hale, of Maine. He has been appointed chairman of tbe Senate Committee to investigate the alleged violation of the civil ser vice law by tbe democrats. This is expected to give bim a boom. It is more likely to develop into a boome rang. Acting Secretary Thompson, of the Treasury Department, one of the best and most competent officials ever appointed by Mr. Cleveland, has written a letter to the Secretary of State, in reply to a communication from Hon. Ira Davenport in regard to an alleged lack of reciprocity be tweon the United States and Canada in the importation of nursery pro ducts, such as plants, shrubs, etc., in which he says that the matter is gov erned entirely by the laws of tho re spective countries, our laws admitting those articles free, while the Cana dian tariff requires a duty of twenty per cent ad valorem on such article'. These being the facts he does not see how tbe Treasury Department can take any action to rectify tbe in justice complained of by Mr. Daven port Senator Colqnit's speeb, made ear ly this week, was strongly in favor of revenue reform as outlined io the President's message. He said it is time now for the distinct assertion of democratic principles, the hearty maictainance of them and tbe re demption of democratic pledges. The reign of tbe opposing principles bad been long enough, and had already gone far toward converting the coon- try into a plutocracy. The high tar iff policy has always been that of the Tory pnrty in politics, the friend of class legislation and principle. Secretary Furcbild, in answer to a reoneft for bis opinion on Senator Shermao's bill for the investment of i the funds for tbe redemption c-f na- jlional bank notes, bas written a locg j letter to the .Senate i inane commit ' tee. In disapproving of tbe measure j be poicU ont tie bsl reaaHs that j oroolJ probably follow its adoption. ) lie says: Tbe alternate expanticn ' and cor. traction retelling from this , Li!l, woa'd, in taj jaJgraett, only i promote aipwilsos; Bet a Lea!lLf3! TLe Secretary Lit the noil squarely on the head. Any & nancial measure proposed by John Sherman is sure to bo in the interest of his friends, the Wall street specu lators. Washington is to have two notable cathonnffs of women soon. On the as v 25th insL tbe Woman's International Council will begin an eight days ses sion oommmemorative of the fortieth anniversary of the woman suffrage movemont On this distinguished occasion women from foreign coun tries will be in attendance. Thon on April 8rd the annual Woman Suffrage convention will be bold. Tbe Truth as to Prohibition In Iowa. Cedar lUpids Times- There is, and possibly always will be, a few well meaning people in Iowa who join the cry of the saloon interests, in heralding that the proba tion law has not been, is not and cannot be enforced, and are clamor ous for its repeal and tbe enactment of a high license law. The Maquo keta Excelsior ' tells tbe following plain truth ubout enforcement whioh we commend to the consideration of all who imagine that the law is not enforced anvwhera Tho Excelsior savs: The grand jury of Linn county, . at its recent sossion found only three indictments, tbe smallest number found by any grand jury in that county for twenty years. The court officials of that county say that the prohibitory law is as well enforced there as any other law on the statute books, and to this fact they wisely attribute the docreaso in criminal court business. The same result is shown in every county where a roa sonable attempt has been made to enforce tbe prohibitory law, and yet there are a few people in the state who are so short-sighted as to demand the repeal of tint law. Tbe law and order people, however, have this con eolation: The number of those who profess to desire a repeal of that law is steadily growing smnller as time goes on, and consequently it cannot be repealed, but is here to stay till time shall be no more, The Iowa Messenger, after giving tbe police and jail statistics of Cedar Xtapias anu uiuu uuunijr, nuuwiujj the croat decrease of crime within tbe past five years, concludes as fol lows: Linn county jail used to be crowd ed, and the local courts oppressed with accumulating criminal business) during this year court opened in this county (which has over 4U,UUU innao itants and is one of the largest coun ties in tbe state) with an empty jail, and at tbe same time there was not a single inmate in the Cedar Rapids calaboose, the first time suoh a con dition of affairs had existed in thirty years. ...... o Prohibition is closing Drewenes, e . n tit removing some ot tnem to otner states, but even there they intend to erect only temporary buildings, be cause they say the prohibition craze will doubtless follow in the other states in the near future. Of 99 brew eries when the amendment was adopted only about 11 or 15 remain, and many of the departing brewers have expended the accumulation of years in fighting this prohibitory law that is a failure. .Law-defying mu nicipalities are wheeling into line, and the public sentiment in favor of the law is increasing in anti-prombi-tion cities. One of tho best results of the law is the growing publio sentiment in favor of the enforcement of all laws for the preservation of morals, de manding such enforcements by the officers eleoted for that purpose, rath er than through citizens leagues. During tbe late campaign tbe deca dence of tbe custom heretofore so common of treating tbe voters to liquor was very notable, even in strong anti prohibition counties. Tbe removal of one sheriff from office bocanse derelict in tbe duty of enforcement of tbe prohibition law, and tbe overwhelming defeat of a ju dicial oandi.late because of bis sub serviency to tbe liqnor interests in his former official capaoity as district attorney, are hopeful signs of a bet ter day coming. Savings banks' deposits are increas ing and pauperism is decreasing, as the reports of officials and of volun tary relief societies prove. Tbe school enrollment shows a greater per cent of increase than even the increased per cent of the school en umeration. Tbe beneficial results of tbe law are seen in, more children in the public schools, as well as more bsppy homes. Tbe foregoing are factsj not tbeo ries nor the vagne assertion of "pro hibition cranks," bat cold, plain, na ked, nnembelished facts which no one can gainsay. lOO Dawt Owe Dollar S hwrrabry etmoKtei k Hood's ra peniLa, ad la tror (A nootlT srdK-ttx. it ia pa ennwrraM anruawit as to UTtrti aad rrawany, wLite ifrmnfim testify ru ewr rVv Utxd ynfi-iT,r sand tfrruirbnin ffnaa ta. Abedtwof I!oc4'4SaraTsjrOatxlAUie I V Va asvi ar-.H lav a SBOClfc, suit avrraV'.aatT.'doaevawev-lt. Heexa, e-uus,,', laj Uvtd I Is There a "Dancereus Class" la This Countrjl If so, Where ! It! From the New Toik Herald. A correspondent writes to the Her aid as follows: Is not the dangerous olass increasing In this country to an alarming extent? I foar that nulona aoms rigorous measure of sup pression ia sot oa foot, the experiment of government by the pooplo will be a failure. Well, the question is worth asking and worth answering. We hasten first of all however to say that there is no suoh thing as "the experiment of. government by the people." Government by the people is a firmly established foot, and on tbe whole, yielding more hap piness and prosperity to the square mile than can be found in any other nation on the planet. Then, again, there is no dangerous class in the republic that is, no class that has the power to endanger the well being of socioty. Of course there are tberoists. sooros, hundreds, possibly thousands, who are as crazy as loons. Tliey are tbe topsy . turvy mon of the time, who want to stand tho world on its head. They kick up a terrible dust, until tbe whole com niunity sneezes: but what of it! No radical ohange can bo made without tbe sanction of public opin ion. That is where our gnu is strong. Publio opinion wears the crown, and it is the best kind of a crowned bead, by the way. It governs everything and holds the fate of tbe country in its bands. When publio opinion fails to be proud of our institutions they will go to pieces, but not till then. If, however, we should consent to us tbe phrase "dangerous olass, where shall we find it! Don't be surprised if we look for it in a very strange place. It does not consist of the anarch ists. Tbey amount to no more than a flash in the pan. Thoir influence on the stability of onr institutions basn t a feather s weight. A thous and men, ten thousand men on one side and sixty millions of people on tbe otberl Why, our fears are only folly. It does not consist of discontent ed wage earners, who have had some pretty serious things to talk about of ate. J.hey do not want to smash things, but to mend them. What they say may not be more pleas ant to hear than a dose of salts and senna is to taste, but their object is to produoe a Healthier condition of so ciety. They sometimes got hot-tempered and make egregious blunders, but that is nothing. They are not an element of danger, because their purpose is to reform, not ruin. Where snail we look, then, for tbe so-o illed dangerous class? We have looked down and not found its 'ap pose we look up. A shrewd observer onoe said that the frontier of civilization is not in the far west, whore the cowboy is rampant and every man carries a pis tol or a rifle, but in our large cities. He meant that large cities contain more permanent and far reaching evil influences than eaa be found else where. For instance, there is a strong ten dency to create monopolies. It is one of the worst features of the times, because a monopoly is a violent interference with the legitimate meth ods of trade. It concentrates in the hands of a few the business that be longs to many. Tbe air is thick with so-callod "trust," and a trust is sim ply an unholy allianoe to capture and oontrol a given kind of product or manufacture as the wheat orop, the coal mines, the oil wells, and what not With millions behind them, they grind to powder all opposition. Com petition, whioh is the life of trade, struggles for awhile, but at last sue saints to bankruptcy. The field is cleared of obstacles by underselling the market and killing off the small dealers. The people suffer, because they are thereafter at the mercy of men who own a whole line of goods which are needful to tbe comfort of life. If the story of the varions "com bines," which are now in existence to corner and oontrol tbe necessaries of life, and entered into by men al. ready worth a fortune, whose object is to raise prices and swell their own coffers regardless of whatever misery may be caused thereby, and of whom ever may suffer in consequence there of if that story, in all its bald-nakedness of detail, oonld be told you would not need to ask a second time, "Which is tbe dangerous class in America?" Yoa would see that it is not tbe poor, not the wild anarchist nor the wags earner, bat tbe rich syndicate and grasping monopoly which smash competition and gobble) tbe profits of higher prices without a pang of remorse and without a thrub of pity- If there is any real danger that threatens as, that is it; if there is a dangerous class, yoa have found it. T, Editor's Ter Roply. "What do yoa publish a paper for, I'd like to ktiowT" aarcaaUcally inquired an irate politician, tackling a country oi.ior. i -Tor $2 a year, ia advance." re-' aponJe-1 tbe editor, for foar Tears." -ana J Onr Public Free School Systeau Texas Cbrlnaa Aevocabi, Reading leading articles in onr great daily Texas newspapers and the speeches of our senators and represen tatives in Congross we should come to the conclusion that Texas has aa imperial school fund eqnoj or super ior to that of any other state in the Union. But turning from these gushing speeches to the report of the Commissioner of Education in Washington we are astonished tP find some mysterious facts, if ihe figures do not mislead:. 1. The scholastic: age is shorter ia Texas than in any other State or ter ritorybeginning at eight years of age and terminating at sixteen. Some States rate the seholaatio age from four to twenty-one years, and, exoept Texas, none older than six. Most of them give from twelve to seventeen years at school. Texas only eight years, with her unrivaled free sohool fund. 2. A second mystry is, that while most of the States carry on free sohools from six to tea months in the year, Texas in tbe counties hardly has an average of five months Ire tui tion. 3. Another mystery is, the com plaint from many quarters that there is no money to pay the warrants is sued to teaehers on their salaries, and tboy have to pass them st a .se rious loss. 4. Another mystery relates to tha slim attendance at our free sohools of the scholars of soholastia age Taking a few oounties at random from a report at band, it is stated that in Dallas eounty, for example, less than one-third of the seholaatio population registered attend sohook and dividing tbe money equally among those in sohool eaoh scholar received $17. In Zapata county one-seventh of the pupils registered attend school, at a cost per capita of $36, In Cherokee county one-fifteenth of the registered children attended scbooL at a cost per capita of $80. In Fannin county one-fifteentb attended free school at a cost of $80 for eaoh child taught In Orange one-sixteenth attended school, at a cost per capita of$8Q. We see a paragraph in a secular pa per states that in one county in tha State $108 was paid for tbe tuition of eaoh child attending , the free school! If these figures approxi mate tbe truth, and they are said to come from the department of educa tion, it is cortainfy " time to review our sohool system, and readjust it so that the mass of growing youth of Texas may be furnished with tha elements of a common school train ing. Distinguished Railroaders, San Antonio Express of 21st j Yesterday morning at 11 o'clock a distinguished party of railroad offi cials arrived in the city on a special oar from New Orleans. Tbe visitors consisted of Col. 0. P. Huntington, the president of the Southern Paoifie railway system, General Manager At 0. Hutchison, Assistant General Manager J. Kruittsobnitt and Col. 0. 0. Gibbs the general freight agent of the road. Col. Huntington was accompanied by his wife and family, and left San Antonio for San Marcos soon after their arrival here for the Earpose of visiting Mrs. Huntington's rotber, Mr. Worsham, who is a ran- ohero near that town. The remain der of the party spent tha day in flan Antonio. Col. Huntington and fam ily returned to San Antonio about 11 o'clock last night and were met by Messrs. A. B. Frank, J. S. Alexander, L. M. Gregory aud Aaron French, The party left this morning by spec ial train at 5:30 for El Paso, where Messrs. Hutchison and Krnittsohnitt will leave President Huntington, who, with his family, goes on to San Francisco. He Cared the Boy. A boy suffering from an aggravated ease of hiccoughs entered a Fulton street market this morning. What's the matter?" said tbe marketman, MI bio got bio the hie hia hiccoughs." "Yoa have, eh? Where's that $2 bill thai was on tha desk when yoa went out this saorn. ing?"angrily inquired tbe bntolirr, for the boy bad been in the market earli er. "I didn't see no $2 bill," answer ed tbe boy, who began to turn pale "Let me search you," said the man, and emptied his pockets, but there was no bill there. "I gaess I must have been mistaken about that bill," said the marketmaa, with a smile. -How's yonr hiccongha?" 'There gone." re plied the boy. The eura bad worked to a charm. Troy Times. Edwla Forrest's Secret. trraat trex!:aa, Forraat, had Tbe aexrred which are ry body echt to Irara aa4 profit ty. 8sud be, "I owe) all mr oworeasi to tbe trt that averrthicf I have aadevw taken I bava dona tWoasUy. I stewa aeglot tnflao." That'o to point don't gleet trifle. 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