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ISAAOH. JULIAN, - Editor VM MAROOH, TPXAit TIIUKKDAY, AI'KIL l, J8H8. riiBUHiiKn wi:t:i.r and kntiiiu'.h at tiik POHTOVKIOK AT HAW VAKOOH, TKXAH, AH HKO. ONO OLAHH MATTK. ) JIATA'S OF HU1IHVIUPTION. One year, iu aUvtuioo f'i 00 Kit month. " 1 00 Xhroo month, " M The aboTo rutoii include t!i pnymiDt of poatauft by iih. Kiimplit oopiva MUt trttt. 81ukI oojiion 6 odiiUi, ALLCoHnvmoATioM tvr til Fun Cm lionlj b ont In IB Monday to Inaar Inaarlloa Ik urn k, and all dvrllniui ni bualoe.a aotloat bul latrr than Wadnaadaj nooa. PoriTivai.? HO eonimunleatloD publUhad nnlaaa Iba wrllr'a real nam aoeooipanlea It, lot for puh lloallon uulMt dealrad bul for our owo benefit and protection, The Washington bollo, who in Raid to havo proposed to a wild Indian named Chunka, baa actually marriod Litn. Rev. Goo. W. liriggs lias folt com pelled on account of bad health to resign his position as editor in chief of the Texas Christian Advocate James Gordon lionuott, editor of tho New York Herald, and Juy Qould have been excbniiingHome not very complimentary lotters recently. At latest udvioeu soma $20,000 re mainod to be raisod to secure the Aransas Pass road to Anstin via Gon zales, Luling, and Lockbart- It was tbonglit that amount would surely be securod. Hon. Rosnoo Conkling, tbo famous V. S. ex-Senator of New York, diod on tho 17th inert. He contracted cold iu one of bis cars during the late blizzard in that city; the inflammation extended to his brain and caused bis death. The present extra session of the legislature was called for the romark ablo purpose of distributing a cash surplus of nearly two and a half mil lion dollars. Doubtless they will bo largely successful in tho job. May wisdom guide them. The Grand Annual Stato Encamp ment of the Grand Army of the lie public mot at Austin April 11th Fort Worth was selected as the place for tho next annual meeting. Col J. O. DeGrens was elocted command er: Cant. Sam Emmereon, of Fort Worth, vice-commander. One of the pretty mytbologica tales that have come down from ' Grecian antiquity is that of Althaea snatching a brand from tno uoartu when Meloarrer was born to hor and carefully preserving it that ho might live. A Georgia nmn nainoa tory has kept in his family for a generation an old nine knot, and his mother be fore him ganrdod it up to tho day of her death, simply bocanse tno playful handling of it was tho last act of her little boy that died. uuoor wnat price association will sometimes put upon an object tuat bas no possioio lntnnsio value! 1!jX. The above is but ono of couutloss illustrations of the truth of tho say ings of the author of "Paul and Vir cinia: "Amb6r doos not shed so 0 sweet a perfume as the morest tri flos touchod by thoso we love." G. M.W. Towdorly's Special Call. Genoral Mastor Workman Powdcr , ly has issued a spooial call to tho Order dealing with important matters in remarkable manner. After giving at considerable length a statement of the experiences and trials of the Order in the past, the misconceptions cur rant, even among its own members as to the renl purpose for which it was organized, he calls attontion to its too rapid growth at one time arising largely from such misapprehensions. He treats of strikes at length, the fa cility in starting them and the diffi culty of settling them, and concludes in relation to that subject by taking a docidod stand against strikes of any kind. He expresses his opinion that strikes are weakening tho labor movement in America. He proposes education as a substitute for strikes, and rails upon the Order to establish an educational fund. Instead of la bor paying J 10,000 per year for lec tures and $300,000 peryear for strikes be would revisoit and pay the $300, 000, or millions if obtainable, to pin locturers and teachers in the Held. He considers it a singular oversight in the General Assembly to Lave never esUiblifhi'd an educational fund. He aks that the following questions be immediniely place! bo fore each Local Assenibl j in the Order, a vote tiken threon and the result returned ti him. 1. Doos your Awndly believe in entering at once upon an active edu cat'oral crrjici? 2. Io yon believe we .honlil wnl ont pool oomjKtent brothers to tench the principle of th Order' 3. Slimll the (ioncrsl Mit.-r Werk mn Iciv mi . mint of fift"ti cent p r ctpstt tax l fry upcii-M-i of lex-trrrtr' 4. Will ti e Gmrn! ilw'cr Wui Hi in I atutaiof-J in fiifin-cir J; r:pbn in all prU of the v rdir! I crTint f n Leal rn lite The (Jof rnor's Mei.it(rr, The Twentieth legislature is again in session, and the governor baa sub mitted what ho considers tho gravo issues that now confront tho stato. His ineMsago is well wordod, concise ly stated and statesmanlike iu tone. It is rather discursive and suggest ive than mandatory. Ho treats all tho subjects ho touches in abroad liberal minded way, characteristic of him, and properly adapted to tho topics touched upon. 1 lo discusses tho school question rather iu tho vein of what it should bo than in tho expectation that the legisluturo will, or oven lias tho power constitutional ly, to place that aystom on the plane bo thinks it must ultimately occupy. Chaos in land matters has been re duced to something liko ordor under tho excellent McDonald land law en acted at tho last session of the legis lature, and tho school muddle is now tho most vexed and ill-formod ques tion in the utnto government Tho governor looks forward to tho tiruo when, under general laws, tho schools will have some, though a limited, re lief from the state, but each county, district or city will bo hold mainly reponsihlo for tho maintainanco of proper publio schools. But this time is not for the present, and, till then, his advice to thoroughly criti ciso and reviow tho school luws with a viow to their amendment and ro dnction to 8omo specific and definite settlement, that the school funds can be properly followed up and traced to their legitimate and prompt cx pendituro, in advice that should be acted upon if there is timo at this limited session of tho lccrislaturo. At all events, tho toachcrsciiu andshoul be given relief; their salaries shoul bo paid them. As to tho tax ques tion and the roduction of tbo surplus, the governor takes conservative, and, we think, sound ground. Ho oppos es any reduction of tho rate of taxa tion at this time, favoring, in its stead, tho crediting of each taxpayer with such a proportion of his yoarly taxos as tbo legislature may think the state can disponso with without impairment of tho running capacity of tho stato government. Tho idea of crediting the taxpayers, as now proposed, iH now and both practical and expediont. Thoro may arise such contingencies within tho year when the whole of tho amount now collectable at tho prosont rate of tax ation will be required, or may even not be sulhciont. If, then, taxes were reduced, there might be neces itated an increase to tho present, or even a higher rate of taxation, and such a thing is to bo deplored, as it should always bo the aim of govern monts to cut down, rather than to in crease, taxation. It is estimated that property values will be largely mcroased this yoar. If so, tho legis laturo, at its regular session next year, can, upon that basis, make a new rate with greater safety than can be done at this timo. Wo think the governor has struck the key noto to the tax question in his rocommonda- tion to the legislature As a whole tho message is an ablo stato paper, and will be of invaluable assistance to tho legislature in its determina tion of the questions upon which it has been re-convened to make laws Wo copy tho above condons ed report from tho Austin Statos man of tbo main topics of the mos sago. We odd the conclusion, re ferring, we believe, to tho only oddi tional topics: I invite your earnest attention to tho complaint of tho farmors of our stato of tho illiberal and rostrictivo corporation laws claimed to exist in subdivision 24 of article GG6 Revised Statutes, os amondod by act of Mar. 23, 1887, under which a full develop ment of this important industry can not in their judgment be had. If there bo any right in this country which the govorumont should respect it should bo the right of labor. Tho prospect of our farming inter ests benefits every other business pursuit, and thoy should be accorded every liberty of actiou necessary to give strength to the band of toil, and ony measure which enlightend states manship can devise to elevate their condition and enhance their prosper ity should rocoive tho most thought ful and favorablo consideration. In view of tho speody conclusion of onr state capitol building I have dirocted tho commissioners to trans mit to your honorable bodies a thor ough and complete exposition in do tail of the contract, specifications, plans, modifications and changes in oaiginal contract, togother with every thing elso relating to progress ami condition of this public building, and I most earnestly urge yon as tho rep resentatives of tho people to take such steps as may seem to you wise aud proper to mako a thorough in spection of the work of the work in all its bearings, to the end that tho interests of onr stato may be fully protected and secured in tho premi ses, and the people assured that there hris been an honest and faithful com pliance with tho contract Prohibition StuWonrr-ntlon. The Texas Trade Associstion bas fixed tho rste to the Prohibition St.te Convention, which convert at Waco on Wedrci.lny. April 2.". atone fare for the round trip on sll rail road. Friends of the rnnse will plene make this known as f ir aspos Ril'le. J. I. Ckimtiu Chrm. Ex. Cora. Wc Teri. April lfi. Jndce W. R Wood of Sxn Mi rco jisFpoktn of a a fniUM, ni;:n t !nJM a d.Vg'tP h t!. tjiti.-r.l !dmrcf!it:c omrtitiin to l-e Ld.l in 'St Lnii. lri'j:slK'r.'.My Judr 1 Wool is w !1 .n:ii d to t-crtf in t;1i cpr It t:-l tLr A lvoo-.t wrul 1 K - t'.t j-.I to Kit Liu tL.re. V:ct - WASHIXUTOX LLTTEIt. (From Our ltuulnr CorreNondent.) Washinuton. April 13, 18S8. Tho President is disgusted, nd ho has sufficient canso to be. Ten days of precious time wasted in the House, by members of his own par ty, thus playing right into tho hands of tho enemy, whoso main hope of defeating tho Mills tariff bill is by delaying its consideration. If any thing political Lad been at stako, the time might have boon excused, but thoro was not Tho dead look was cansod by tho filibustering of from fifty to scvonty-fivo doiuocrutio Con gressmen who woro opposed to the passago of tho bill to refund to the several States nnd territories tbo amounts paid by them to the Uuited Statos tinder tho dirout tax levied by Congress in 1801. For a week tbo filibustered re fused to listen to any talk of Qi promising in any way to break tho dead lock. Thoy also refused to take part in a democratic caucus on the bill. But finally the filibustered having discovered that a majority of tho douiocrats would give up to them to the extent of postponing tho con sideration of this bill until next Decomber, they agreed to hold a caucus. In caucus they agreed to postpone discussion of the Direct Tax bill until the Cth. of December next, when a voto is to be taken on it So tho deadlock endod on Thurs day with n docidod victory for the filibustering minority. It waB the best that could be done however, for tho filibustered did not hesitate to say, they would continue lock legis lation for tho remainder of the ses sion before thoy would surrender. This filibustering of the past ten days has probably injured tho domo cratio party more than the republi can party could have dono in ten months. Busides absolutely noth ing has boon gained by it, and a dangerous precedent has been set be fore the republicans of the Houso, which they will not be slow to take advantage of when nn opportunity presents itself. Tho country is thankful, however, that the deadlock is over nnd that noodod legislation is going forward. The doraocratH of the Houbc com mittoe on pensions have improved tho Dopondent pension bill, which recontly passod the Senato. Tbey agroed to an amendment, which strikes out the second and third sec tions that gave $12 a month to all soldiers of the rebellion who served throe months and are now from age or any other cause incapacitated for earning a support, or tha same sum to the widow and children of such soldiers as have died. It substitutes therofor a provision regulating pen Bions by the term of service, at tho rate of one cent a month for each days servico in the army of the wars. Moxican, Indian or the rebellion, and that all soldiers whether incapacitated or not shall receive a pension rated in this manner, after thoy reach the ago of 62 years. Tho republicans of the committee opposed the amend ment. While Seuator Piatt, of Connocti cut, was making a prosy speech in favor or his bill to admit South Da kota us a State, Delegate Giflbrd, of Dakota, who was sitting on one of tho comfortable lounges in the rear of tho Senate Chamber, fell into a doop slcop and snored audibly, not waking until the Senator had finished bis spocch. Mr. Gifford was one of tho victims of the deadlock, and doubtloss needed re6t so badly that ho was unablo to honor with his at tention the speech which ho had come over to the Senato purposely to hear. It is not thought likely that any legislation in regard to the admit tance of any of tho territories will pass during tho prosent ses sion oi uongress. juie nonate now has before it a bill for the admis sion of South Dakota, and it will probably pass that body by a strict party voto, but that is as far as it is likely to get, as the democrats of the Houso havo agreed in caucus that tho only territorial legislation of the session will be the passage of the Springer omnibus bill, which pro vides for the admission of Dakota, Montana, Washington and New Mex ico, but ttere is no nope t!;ai the Senate will pass this bilL The pec- plo of the territories can blame the republicans for keeping them out of Statelier!. Mr. Stanford, the California mil lionaire, bouht a seat in tha United States Senate, as nutiy ethers had done Ixrfore him, and now Le pro posts to make oiue investigations in ordT to figure rp the probable oW of h;iy;r j the rpnl hcaa ccuicatk-n for tl 1 r s.d-ncT. Y. S-ryU r Wi'Ijcc. tf rttntvl- i v.ii.ia. Lo was in aLir,t..n t-ViLt. Tt k, n tLe df mxT.t of L; Sute are a nr.:t for the rtcom:r-:; .n of! IVfi-lr-nt Ctt-Nz.t Ti. lre:Jr.t ! Ail:.'i C ly, i nctivf I r"-fi ;r.v.;t:;-, tl i . --.vr rnon GALVESTOX. TrtiTIo A.HoIfttlituBun rialN-Lw ly (aalrfston In hrr (.'lory. 'ot of I u teres t (From oar regular eorreepondent.) To th Fiiki 1'bbhi, Galveston, April & Tho Colorado Traffic Association is at prosont hold ing joint meetings at tho Boach hotel, in this city, with tha Texas Traffio Association. One of tho im portant questions to be legislated up on, is the rocont action of the Pan handle route in roducing its freight rates 25 per cent, causing consterna tion among competing roads. STEAMSHIPS WITHDRAWN. It is tbo custom of the Southern Pacific company every spring, when reooipts of cotton and other state products fall off, to withdrawn thoir steamers plying between this port and New York city, and tho steamer New York:, which sailed east Tues day, was the last vessel until business opens in th fall. During the sea son the line has transported an im mense amount of through freight to Los Angeles, San Francisco and other points on the Pacifio slope. BASEBALL. Base ball has certainly taken a strong hold on Texas this year. The Dallas and Galveston League clubs crossed bats at Boach Park, Satur day and Sunday. About 2,000 peo ple witnessed tho game of Saturday, which resulted in a score of 3 to 0 in favor of Galveston. Yestorday the Galvestons tried thoir "baby battery" and as a consequence were easily de feated by a score of: Dallas, 0; Gal veston, 0. Ovor 2,500; people wit nessed tho game. Tbey cross bats again to-day, and the Galvestons are confident of success, as thoy will play thoir "Star Battery." To-morrow Galveston raeots Fort Worth, and until the 15th, inclusive, we will have league games every day. NOTES OF INTEREST. Next Friday evening the ladioB of St. John's church give the first ice cream and strawberry festival of the season. Strawberries are in the market in profusion at a very nominal figure, viz: 25 cents a quart, (or rath er a box that is claimed to hold a quart.) The Galveston excursionists to Denver returned Saturday, and ex press themselves well pleased with Colorado. Twenty head of cattle, weighing 24,800 pounds, or an average of 1,240 pounds each, were shipped Saturday by Mr. Sampson Heidenhcimer of this city to St. Louis. These beeves wore fattened in Galvoston from the cotton seed hulls and meal from Heidenhoimer's oil mill, and during the fattening process they drank Galveston artesian well water exclu sivoiy. xms is one of the many evidences of tho importance of the cattlo fattening industry to Galves ton, where the fattening substance i procurable in unlimited abundance. Joe Jefferson appears here for one night reappearing to-night in Rip Van Winkle. An immense audience is assured. Mrs, Langtry, tho famous English beauty, "the Jersey Lily," appears nere tor turoe nights, commencing April 16th. A rare musical concont was given Saturday night at the Tromont opera-houso to a fine and cultivated audience. Galveston's most talented artists contributed to its success which surpassed oil expectations. Our business men express them solvos as expecting big things for Texas in the way of increased busi- uoss m view of the recent railroad conneotion with Denver. Bids for the construction of the Soaly hospital ore advertised for, to be in by May 1st Alderman Henry Rosenburg, a wealthy banker and well known citi zen of this city, has donated $10,000 for the construction of a tine school building for white children in the east end, this city. Galvoston un doubtedly has the finest system of public schools and the most magnifi cent publio school buildiugs in Texas, and perhaps the south. The Sealy rifles are drilling hard for the first prize at the Austin drill, and will crowd their competitors not a little. Our Doantiful city now presents ie appearance oi a ver.tablo flower garden, rare and bautifal flowers on every hand and tho weather simp'y charming. Twou'd mke Cahfuraia blush for shame. At day and night tie flower rrfame J air penetrate tho dwd'.'ns an-1 streets, r. onr itizens and visitors are wont to cx 1 claim, ! this crth or paradise-?" The Cluntinqn boir I of director were to tsve tart in llosoton oce d.v lst t. tit to ru heM. or.!v two tsc:.dri J. J. ru Kan , La ft 1 r.:.ri f !r Ike .w IlUhop. Tli llev. Jme Kt.to Jouiioon, reoout W coiml-a wi..uury bW.oP or iru an, iu born iu Mil'l'l ,81'S' nd wm .duclod t lao 1'uiYur.ity, wWcu iu. .litutloD tit Mi to J"'" tU coufo.Ur.iU nuv. U fouKUt tlirougU IU wr. ud ro to tUo mult of lleui-mut iu btu.rU vlry. " aJ'it,9j t0 lUo Ur ta JnOtJ, lilt took holy or.lenilU ut yr. Hit lint olirR mi st Fort Oilon, Mi.. hen Mou.it btorlim, Ky. Iu im It called toTrluity church, Mobil. Ala. sud on October 28 wu cbowu uiUiounry bUu- op, M BUOVO). E. lfi, Absolutely Pure. TMi powlr r virlai. A moda.1 of parity, atretiKth and wboloioniooefa. Mor economical than Itao ordlnarjr klndt. and oan noi bo told In oom petition wllh luo multlluda ol low tail, 'tiort walfthl alnm or pbonphalo powdera, Sold only III oaoa. Borat. Bilixo Powuta On., lot Wall St., n. I. THE HUNT & BOOTH NEW HAY PRESS. SIlnTLESTt CHEAPEST AND BEST Hi THE MARKET FOR THE MONEY. Costs Only $75 ! Send for circnlurs to HUNT & BOOTU, San Antonio, - - Texas. Highest Market Prices Paid for HAY AND GRAIN. mr 29, Su NEW ARRANGEMENT Would respectfully inform his friends uml tlie public that ho has removed Ilia Grocery Store To larger quarters on tho oust side of tho Public Square, whore liewill oontinno to Joal in Staple and Fancy Groceries, Fruits, Cm dies, ota. Givo him a call aud Wm hia prices. Ho further begs to give notice th:it in connection with hit Grooory he has also opened a NEW TIN SHOP in the same buiilding, having pur chased the outfit of Mr, Ownby. Bolng himself a practical Turner, Mr. Wolf will pivo nis personal attention to all orders in thiB line. AU Job Work and ltoimiring will roooive prompt attention. Guttoring and Roofing a Spooiilty. Satisfaction guar anteed, fblOtf THE TIME AN J) TEE PLAGE! If n I (Snccesaora to Greon ft Go.) HAVE A MAUSIFICENT STOCK OF DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, BOOTS and SHOES, -A5D- GROCERIES. Arc Now Offering SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS ! At Especially Attractive Prices. CALL ANrVFEP US. 5 EXT DOOR TO FIRST NAT'L BANK. DENNY BROS. & ANDREWS. San Marcos, Tex. JTlS0lf. . H. BOBBINS, THE "OLD RELIABLE" WATCHMAKER JEWELER, OPTICIAN, ul tnirr la alt end af clocks, batches, jewel ry, SILYERWAEE, FAKCY GOODS AND XOTICXS. 0TH Bir Of TBI PLAZA. AU O'kxU virrantei at rmretmt. ff all Korl to aire atifatwn. or mo9 rtfun.lul. Kf X.l anlJaa low if Mt lover than ran be tTu Lt tlx Lr is Tcxaa Isaac H. Julian, NOTARY FUBU TtXAS. VP' FOR SUPHKIOU JOB PRINTING COM! TO Tlt FREE PRESS OFFICE. North Sid P1m. A , CARDS . , DRAFTS . . CIRCULARS . . BILL IIEADS . . NOTE IIEADS . .RECEIPT BOOKS. . LETTER IIEADS . . STATEMENTS . . INVITATIONS . . CHECKS . . NOTES . . TAGS . . ETC . 5'W Bul this time It lit adieu. ChHdrcn'ii and Mlaaei1 oicuse line of Fa.n. Kmbroidercd UubuH, Silk CONTINUES Rut I am Still at Where I expect to continue to keep a good stock of SADDLES and HARNESS Such as Everyone Wants. And I will continue to Bell 'em low, sell 'em fast and make up more. J". K. PORTER. SA.1ST MARCOS, TEX. Dealers In All Klnda ol STOLES, SASH, Whits Pine Weathsrbcarding, whxta Pine Beaded Ceiling EYERITEIXG IS 1UEIR LINE ALWAYS ON JTAND. Lumber Dressed to Order. OFFICE AND YARD Near ED. J. L. GUEES. J. XV. HEfiXDOX rCEST. TICE PB1AT. E. L. THOMAS, Cxsnren. First National Bank xi a ft co. Capita! S!ocV Paid Up, . $ 83,000. Auiho-ized Cap'ii!. . . 250.0C0. .5rf Ka.irMa. all CoIrcUij ara4t Ae4' '.'rfllrTRit'L'imm W-VV. ' w S'wat J. O. (kvnai, L. 1. C ... J'"r OLD .VLTi srjr:i;s To IHJ I IVit- For :!t clttp t tLis t,r. ('i E SAME FliT. Trliaraed and UutrlmniM Hntt Maine or Watered !IJ iiitta at 2j oouu. DAILEY & BR0. TO MOVE the Same Rlace, DOORS, BLINDS; All Orders Promptly Pilled the Railroad Depci ari M. T. CHASTAIN, Manafaetarar f in mm !ItresiP of AU Kind Altered ia Size and Impaired. SatisfActKm (.'aaranlw-d n4 Wrt Same a llaadnade. pUTrnat Harte tm af Caawaia St'' San JIarcos, Te-xas. atari Jt P.RINOESS TEA Has pi mft tJn mart t nitj ftt It fmgrmnci tarr win tmrf" H. HAROY& CO. l-y qak 2i:ac in!d of Ctf. J:a X'.ri L t V 1 li . li r.l t-ltu frci L. it.