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ISAAC HJULI AIT, Editor AN MARCOS, TEXAfl. THU118DAY, APlllL 13, 1888, I rvauiau whmi.t d bnieiikd at thk ronTorrm at can nauoo, tm( ako- OND VLAH MATTKH. RATES OF tiUDSCItlPTJON. On year, la a4vuoe 3 00 Mix month. 1 Three month. 6 Tb above ntlei inolmla the prepayment of polaa by u. bnuiple oojiloa kuul rreo. Mingle coptoa fi cent. lu. ConmiiiKiiTiOKt for Hi faaa Paaaa ineald b aat d ob Monday U loaara liHrlloa lb aama atk.andall adrarlUamauia aad bualoaaa boiIom Ml lalar Ibaa Wadaaadaj noon. ?ormra.r ao eeraiaunleallei pabllahud anleaa Iba vrlUr'a raal nania aoooapanlea It. not for pub lication anlaaa dailrad bul far ear awa baneflt and vrotaotloB. To Printert. A good compositor can find work if immediate application bo made at ibis offioe. Hon. Roscoo Oonkling is seriously ill. Austin is Loping to meet tlio re quiroments of the Aransas Tubs and Booure tho road. .Tbe exports of cotton during Feb ruary Amounted to $19,532,874; of broadetnffa, $10,038,741; total exports about $55,000,000. Tbe excess of imports over exports in Fobraarj amounted to $10,172,982, against an excess of $1,379,379 in February of last year, "Plant treos," urges the Houston Post in an artiole of some length, It must have been napping too late now to plant treos till next fall. A contract has been signed with Denver, Cal., cattlemen to furnish 'be French governnont each year 150,000 head of beef cattlo for the French army. Tho Waco Advance, OranfiU's pa por, has been enlarged to an eight page six column sheet We are glad to note this indication of prosperity and progress, There were 24,109,741 barrels of malt liaaors sold from breweries in (he United States in 1887, or an in crease of 10 1-2 per cent over tho Bftlos Of 1880. Our IMeirate to the National rouvrutlon, The timo is at bund whon it is in order to consider whom we shall ssnd from this oongrosuonal district as Jelogato to the National Democratic Convention to meet at St Louis June the Cth. From its knowled of publio sentiment and "the fitness of things," the Funic Phxrs fuels war ranted in suggesting for that position our fellow citizen, Judge W. t). Wood His antecedents as an old and prom inent citizon of the state, be having been a member of both branches of the legislature, and being well ac quainted with many of our dologatos in congross and other influential pub lie men, in connection with his de served reputation us a clear-hoadod gontlorunn, naturally suggest his appointment. Ho would undoubtedly make a safo and influential delogato, Without, thereforo, any desire to disparage any other gontloman who may bo nnmod for the position, we would, on behalf of our people, ox press a docided preference for Judge Wood for dologate to tho National Convention. HAYS COl'.YI V FARMERS' ALLIANCE, Thoir I'OHillon In Politic- Clearly Do fluid. The following resolution was adop ted at the lato meeting of the Furm ers Alinmro; Kosolvod: That it is the duty of the voting members of the Farmers Alliance of Hays county, Texas, to take, as citizens, an active part in politics, striving oj evory honorable means to secure good and euiciont mon to fill all tho various offices; and it ib essentially the duty of evory voting member of the ordor, to at tend the primary conventions of his particular political party, and to use bis utmost efforts to secure tbe solec tion of such delegates, to county and state convention, as will labor for tho election of candidates devoted to the interests of the- whole people. Fur tber. We do not doplore, but stren uously condemn, the manipulation of the free and independent) ignorant voters, by tho use of whisky, or any otuer depraved or oorrupt moans, considering it not only bonoath, but unbeoommg tbe dignity of any man worthy ol our support J. It. Burleson, Pres. W. Gabuett, Secy. HAYS COUNTY FARMERS' ALLIANCE The oonveuing of the legislature will require the olection of represon tatives to fill the places of J. P. Hum phrios, of Wise, who bus resigned, and B. Rush Plumly, of Galveston deceased. The late Wm. Dorsbeimer was lieutenant governor of New York while Tildcn was govornor, and noini Dated him for prosIUont at St Louis, He was also a particular friend of President Cleveland, who was present at his funeral. A worthy Quaker thus wroto: "I expect to pass throgh this world but once; if, thereforo, there be any kind ness I can show, or any good thing 1 can do to any fellow human being, let me do it now. Let me pot defer or neglect it, for I Bhall not pass this way again. Grain is being carried lutely across the Atlantic Ocean for 1-2 cents por bushel, just one-half what it costs the ship oompunies to load and un load it The reason of this is the number of emigrant stoamers must have a ballast in returning to Europe, and they actually pay to got a cargo Tbe Waco Examiner intimates that the machine no longer works wall in local politics: The city elections havo not been especially gratifying to the Democra cy. Fort Worth going Prohibition, Dallas Republican and Houston cap tured by the KnighU of Labor, in dicates that tbe great Democratic J arty of Texas is crumbling beneath U own weight Tbe Fuee l'ut8 sees in the pro posed extension of the Aransas lVs railroad a menace to San Marco, and baa sounded a warning note to its people. We should think that the beautiful mountain city would be in rather a bad position should the lines be built from Uouiiles to Auatin and New Bra an Tula. In fact that town wuulJ remind one of tbe man who weut out on the am all end of the limb and tawed himself off. Loliog Signal. Better wait till yoa get jour con templated road before yoa crow so lastily. Even then, such axe the su perior God given attractions ol Sin Marcos in the way of ber matcLlc-t river, hr peerle Leanty of situation. b?llfalne, grand ta an a factoring facil.tiea, and nr ad lvd tL LiL.t order of g&& moral. itU-mr- and refioecaect of Let perle, it. at a with do nor tbaa Iff prrtxt railroa.1 facil tia Le will d co'ty ia tuaittaiaicg bcr Vote of Conlltlcnce in the Hou. John II Keagan. Tho subjoined vote of confidence in Sonator Roagan has boon called forth at this time by tho following action of the honorable gentleman in the house on April 12th. Sonator Roagan suggested as an amendment that the $100,000,000 of gold coin now in the treasury should be usod for the redemption of the interest bearing bonds of tho county He declared that tho policy of the government both in the executivo and legislative departments, has been since 1869, in the interests of the money lords of this oountry and of Europe. He knew that tho present administration had taken up and maintained the policy of its republi can predeoossors, but he proposed, as far as his own action was concerned without reference to what others in the democratic party, even in high places, should do to stand by the interests of the people, to insist on thoir rights, and to insist that the government shall not be conducted iu the interest of special classes which lived by robbing both the gov eminent and the poople. (Austin Daily Statesman). Resolved: That wo tho nays Co, Farmers' Alliance (3011) do justly feel proud of Our Grand Old Com moner, John II. Rongan, aud espo cially so, for the position that he took, and tho stand that ho made, on tho floor of tho Senate, in tho debute on the Bond purchasing bill. And we further with every confidonoo do most cheerfully commend him, the said John II. Rcngtin, to tho yeoman ry, throughout the length and breadth of tho United States of America. J. R Burleson, Pres. W. Garxett, Soc'y. Fouqi) Somttliluy He is Fit For at Last. The St- Louis Globe Democrat referring to tho roll-cull iu the House at Washington, whioh lusted four days, aud exhausted nearly all tho clerks, pavs tbe following tribute to well known Texan: Of all tho vocahbts pressed iuto scvico, only one has thna far cumpletc lf Mood the strain upon bis system. He began Vt't in the Congressional row aud Lulled the lfot roll on Saturdij with aa much vigor in bis eye as he did tbe fiot one on Wedoes- Ut. Ilia n.rae is Nat Henderson. and he is a citizen of Texas. He is one of the Ho aw doorkeepers and came hare from Georgetown, in the Ine hUr Mate. Hm accent ia pnre Texan and Lis orthoepy. Lie the mtttr of Tennyson's pot-try. is a lit t! elotic and bard to locate. Bat hi voice i Urr.fic and far reaching. He ac.jU.rc 1 Lit T vxl training as a reading c'-rk ia the Txs Ixif'. tore. and tbe prrfictkn of Lis Jt?I- WASIIINUTOX LETTER (From Our lUtfuIar CorrtjJoo dont ) WasuisoTox, April C, 1888. Nolioe boa been given in the House that the tariff bill will be oallod up tioo on the 17th inst An effort will then bo made to hold the House down to the consideration of tbe measure until a vote is taken. Of course tbe republicans are prepared to repeat on tbe floor of tho Houso evervthinor which they did in th committee room to delay the bil hoping in this way to defeat it The domocratio programme ia to got tho tariff bill disposed of before the meeting of the St Louis convon tion, in J une. From tho present out look tho chances are rather against vote boing reached by that time, but tbe effort will be mode all the same. Tho chances of tbe final passage of tho bill have largely , iucroased recent' ly, and while it is by no moans oer tain now that the bill will pass, it is moro than probable that it will. At any rate tho arguments over the bil will place this whole qnostion in plainer light bofore the country than horctoforo. Pooplo will in conse quonce, look into the question thorn solves, poople who have in the past taken somo political demagognos statement of it as true, and the rosult cannot fail to bo a gain for the reve nue reformers. The Sonate has spent moro than weok wrangling over the House bil authorizing tbe Secretory of the Treasury to purchase United States bonds with tho surplus. The Sonate is not divided on party lines, as both parties have held caucuses to try to agree wbat should be done, ine Silver Sonators of both partios insist on amending the bill in some manner to increase the purchases of silver by tbe Government The House has had its wrangle too. The cause was the bill to re fund the direot taxes paid by the several States into the United States Treasury. A large majority of the Houso favor this bill, but owing to tho peculiar rules undor which the body Works, a dotcrminod minority can, by filibustering, delay and some timos even defeat legislation. The opponents of the bill resorted to this method on Wednesday and succeed ed in keeping tho House in session until 2:30 a. m., Thursday morning, All day and all night were spent in dilatory motions, buou furious hli bustering bad scarcely ever been seen since the foundation of the House of Representatives. Senator Sherman says tbe report that he had or intended to retire from tbe race for the Presidential nomination ia ontirely untrue, Gen. Clark, the clerk of the House of Representatives, says he is tired of hearing tho House denounced for doing nothing. He can prove by figures that it Ms done more work than any of its predecessors ever did so early in the session. It has passed up to date 222 private and 129 pub he bills, The Publio Lands Committee of tho House has reported a bill forfeit ing about 40.000,000 acreB of the Northern Pacific, Southern Pacific and Ontonagon land grants. A deputy sheriff at HempRtead the other day undertook to murder the editor of the local paper for criticisms of tho sheriff's office, but was himself killed or badly wounded. Upon which the Austin Statesman well re marks: The unfortunate affair at nemp stead has somo features about it not belonging to tho ordinary run of bomicides in this State. Allchin, a promiuent citizon, hud in the local paper rather severely criticised the public acta of Sheriff McDado and his deputies. The attack upon All- chin by Deputy Chambers was an affirmation of the principle that a citi zen has no right to criticise the pub lic acts of public men, which will hardly be admitted. Tho fact is, any man or citizen has the right to dis- cuss, in print, tue course oi any om- cial so far as it relates to tbe public interests, and it is sometimes his duty to do 60, but he has no right to go behind public or official character to attack private character, in tbe Herapstoad case it doesn't appear, from published accounts, that All- chin alluded to any but publio acts. The day will be welcome in this State when such affairs can be settled with out an appeal to the deadly six shoot er or tho trusty Winchester. Lave BojcPTaft in qiatt-.ty of voire is the rJi i;-! wMdT cf tbe Hn and the curr Temiofce aa adgltfal p!ac oflork mtim Mr. H-n1"oi rrom HtJe&ce, egii&4 all ewra 1 lve to lo itrn'y v!oLl Tbo excellent train service from St. Louis via the Vandalia and Penn sylvania route to Philadelphia, Balti more, Washington and New York, is attracting considerable attention throughout the West This lino ecps abreast with tho times and all new features in Uaj (joacucs ana 'ullman Sleeping Cars, which tend to the comfort and safety of the trav eler, are adopted by it at the very first. This policy on the part of iU management, makes the Pennsylva nia route via St Ljuis a particularly esirable one. A trial assures the rattler that no mitUk Ls been made and that it way to go Et Write to Mr. 11 A. For.L Gcntpd racngcr Atnt St Loaiv Mo, for copy of new folder wbich contains much information ( iiitctvkt and a'u A FEN rilOTOGRAI'II OFTUE MORAL STATUS OF SAX ANTONIO. A4'llauld Sojer Hoy," aa OflWrof the U. S. ArmT'Holdi the Mirror up to Nature." We eopy below the greater portion of a letter addressed to tbe Corning, New York, Journal of March 15, written by a second lieutenant in the Unitod States army, dated at San Antonio., It Bpoaks for itself comment ia unnecessary. Dear Journal: I am growing a little dissatisfied with San Antonio and rejoice in the idoa that I am toon to leave. I may be slightly prejudiced, but I will tell yoa part of my reasons for disliko, make such comments as I pleaso and let others do tho same San Antonio is tbo stronghold of anti-prohibition in Southern Toxas. Fifty saloons may be counted on your way down town. Indeed, when a daily paper observed that it did not soein propor for a government ambu lance to bo seen standing for four long hoars before a saloon in town, it was crencrallv conceded that it would be almost impossible to stop within tbe city limits and not be be fore a saloon or a bacrnio. The numerous dons are well patronizod, and as a consequence the brewers and saloon keepers have become so wealthy and powerful that it ia im possible to enforce a law detrimental to their interests. This has been proved within the lust six months to the disgust of every decent citizen of Texas. Tbe legislature of Texas, in the interest of crood order and decency, mado a law that all stores, shops, saloons, gambling dens and the like be closed on Sunday of each week. Here no attention was paid by saloon men to this requirement and the only dif ference between Sunday and other days was a marked increase of the liquor traffic with its resulting drunk enness, indecency and crime. The jails were always fuller on Monday than any otber time. At last it wus announced that the law would be en forced. The jail-fillers at once adopted defensive measures. They appointed a few of their number to test tho utility of tho law by openly disregarding it; while the clique agreod to pay all resulting finos, if such were incurred, and all united in securing popularity by freo beer, lunches and music. Also a liberal supply of printers' ink was usod, ap pealing to tue people "novor to sub mit to be deprived of their liberties." what was tbe result T When Sunday came a few saloons were closed; others were turned into boarding houses, and the chosen few openly defied the law These latter were promptly called upon to acoount for their misdeeds. Ko dofonse whatever was made; yet in each cage a jury of twelve men duly sworn and instructed in thoir duties, rendered a verdict of "not guilty," and gave as reasons for their remarkable ver dict, 1st. The unrighteousness of the law, and 2nd. Its unconstitu tionality. If jurors are average citizens there seems but one conclusion for those of San Antonio they are either idiots or knaves. Where else was ever Been a petit jury so ignorant or egotistioal as to suppose itself com petent by a verdict to pass upon the wisdom or constituionality of a state law ? These verdicts were condemned by a few, but their voice was drowned in the general jubilee held in honor of the death and burial of the obuosr ious Sunday law. Christian men who attempted to hold meetings in the interest of tern perance, were rotten-egged, their meetings broken up, the grog shops and slums thrown open, and to-day San Antonio is enjoying ber freedom and also paying tbe penalty. Her boasted enlightenment seems to bo of a nature superior to law and law makers, and her freedom-loving people a 'pooplo who desire freedom from all civil and moral restraint, and who insist on being governed by no broader principlo or authority higher than the will of tbe mob. And nearly all this state of deprav ity is due to whiskey. Examine a servant's rooms and whiskev bottles are found. Discharge one for funlts and sho acknowledges that whiskey is her curse. Stylish turnouts halt before saloons and ladies (?) of good social standing call for their beer. What shall we do Prohibition has failed and is likely to fail for many years to come. A remedy in the form of high license is proposed. but tbe prohibitiouists utterly refuse this remedy and declare that they will have instantaneous cure or noth ing at all; and nothing they are sure to get. It seems high time for the temper ance lovers iu Texas to stop quarrel ing, adopt a feasible plan of opera tions and then pull together, for wo certainly need nnited effort to eradi cate this greatest evil. C. C. Balloi. U. a Army. A Companion of pary ITockalt. Knoxville, Teun., March 27. Spocial.-Capt Chus. W. O. Nor wood died at hie roaidenoe in Blount county last night If ho hud lived twelve hours iongor be would have been ninety-five yoars of g. He was born iu Sullivun oounty, Tenn., March 27, 1794, and distinguihhed biuisolf in the war of 1812-14, serv ing in the same company with Davy at ar 1 !t!iMata1 Crockett with Gon. He was also Sum Houston. intimate lllf TOW Absolutely Pure. Tlila powder naver varlaa. lb anil A. nodal of partly, tranRtb and wnoiaaomanei-a. " ,i than tha ordinary kind, and oan not ba aold In com potlUoa wllb (ha multitude ol lolaet,hort wlbt alnm ar phonphata powderi. '""I?, otn Bout BiiQ Powoaa Co.. 108 Wall St., H. . . THE HQNT & BOOTH NEW HAY PRESS. SIMPLEST, CHEAPEST AND BEST IX THE MARKET FOR THE MONEY. Costs Only S75 ! Soud for cuculnrs to HUNT & BOOTH, San Antonio, - - Texas Highest Market Prices Paid for HA i AflUliliAlW. mr 29, 3m NEW ABBANGEMENT 1 Two Kind of Girls. There are two kinds of girlie one ia the kind that appears beet abroad. tho girls that are good for parties, rides, visits, balls, etc. and whose chief dttlight is in all such thing. Tho other is a kind which appears beat at home, the girls that are nse fal and cheerful in the dining room, the Fick room, and ali tbe precincts of home. Thev differ widely in char acter. One is frequently a torment i at home: the other ia a blessing. One is a moth consuming everything! about her; tbe other i. a sunbeam, i inspiring iifo anl gia,ines all along tbe nitbwav. Mhirh Would respectfully inform his friends and tha publio that he has removed his Grocery Store To larger quarters on the east side of the Public Square, where he will coutinuo to deal in Staple and Fancy Grooeries, Fruits, Can dies, etc. Give him a call and learn his prices. Ha further begs to give notice that in connection with his Grocory he has ais opened a NEW TIN SHOP in the namo bniilding, having pur chased the outfit of Mr, Owuby, Being himself a practical Tinner, Mr. Wolf will give his personal attention to nil ordnrs lu tins line. All Job Work and .Repairing will rccoive promnt attention. Guttering aud Roofing a Specialty. Satisfaction guar- anteed, fbllitf TUH TIME AND THE TLACE! n k k mm, (Succenaon to Green & Co ) HAVE A MAGSIFICENT STOCK OF DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, BOOTS and SHOES, -AND- GEOCEEIES. Are Now Offering SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS 1 At Especially Attractive Prices. call Nn;sE us. JiEXT DOOR TO FIRST NAT'L BANK. DENNY BROS. & ANDREWS. San Marcos, Tex. Jan28lf. BOBBINS, W. H. FOR SUPERIOR JOB PRINTING COM! TO THK FREE PRESS OFFICE. North Side PIm. CARDS . DRAFTS J . CIRCULARS . . BILL HEADS . . NOTE HEADS . .RECEIPT BOOKS. . LETTER HEADS . . STATEMENTS . . INVITATIONS . . CHECKS . . NOTES . . TAGS . . ETC . THE "OLD RELIABLE" WATCHMAKER JEWELER, )( O 2? T ICIAN, a4 4ralr la all ar4a t CLOCKS, WATCHES. JEWEL RY, SILVERWARE, FANCY GOODS AND NOTIONS. HOST! BIDS OF TIB PLAZA. All hl$ tear ranted w rrpretrnt el nil Kork to girt tatitfaction, or munfg rtf undid. fT" All frnods aolJ as low jf ixt krarer thaa cam be botu Lt eWtaUrc ia Ttiaa fru. 'it li,l Lltisin .i --t ii - is ice ol. it go ja H ires: I ana afril it is not for me tbftt too come here mo tJuii. tat fi.r n.y money. Arl-ot Wooer: Yoa r rrrif to ht .). Il.tv can I Cl i!l j-.nr Mill. ing,striTetoU:- isaac Julian, NOTARY FUBIJC, M5 JURCOS. . . TEX IS. THIS SAME FLY. Bill thl. tlma It la Udlet', Children'! and Vine.' Trimmed and Untrlramod Ht, Maine or WtlirW fj ures.TrtmniinK, Krenon Haileen at cent,. Amorican Balnea at 14 caul, uria una oi inw"i mema Una of fana. Imbroidercd Kobea, Silk Mltta at 23 ceuti. DAILEY & BBO. CONTINUES TO MOVE But I am Still at the Same Place! Where I expect to continue to koep a good utock of SADDLES and HARNESS Such as Everyone Wants. And I will, continue to sell 'em low, sell 'em fast and make np mora J". IR,. POE,TBB. SAN MAKCOS, TEX, Dealers In All Kind, ol SHINGLES, SASH, DOQilS, BUNDS; Whits Pins Weatherboarding, White Pine Beaded Ceiisr EVER I Til ISO IX HIEIR L1XE ALWAYS OX J1AM- j Lumber Dressed to Order. 4.11 Orders Promptly TW. OFFICE AND YARD Near the Railroad Dspci HD. 1. L. GUEEV. t. V. IIERXDOK rE.r. tm fkurr. E. Lv TIIOMVS. Ctuiu. First National Bank Capital StocV PiIJ Up, . $ 80.000. Autrried Capitil, . . 250.000 auii4 nii 1 1 1. t ae. t- 4 t'tCCTOU. J w !'".. i.. as Ha, l l t t I. a. r.i OLD .VEYSI1Pl:s M. T. CHASTAIN. M (aii,nf af in Finn nnrn Mlrea 4 ATI Ku3 AJUcJ ' Six Mfl lpirJ. J Naae aa II jibiV. Wart rn fnr Htm r CU San .Uarros, TexaL rum PRINCESS Tjf If trtrmnc av trw - 7 ' raT tilMT ! H. HARDY &. CO.