The Lampasas Dispatch (Lampasas, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 5, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 28, 1877 Page: 1 of 4
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-¿ R.E. OWEN,
A. O. WALKER.
on north side of the
(Lata sf Paulding. Mia-)
Will practice in tbe Courts of the
17th Judicial District, and Supreme,
Appellate and Federal Courts at Austin.
cGiNNIS & McFARLAND,
C8VN8RLOR AT LAW,
a. w. timu, a. walks ,
Terrell ft W alker
Attorneys at Law
Office in the Swensou Building, two
doors west of the Postoffice.
Abtik, Texas. ii24-ly
th SMe Public Square.
Offers his professional services to
the citixens of Lampasas
jj c. sibley, m. d,
Physician & Surgeon.
skill AND FAITHFUL
services, NIGHT OR DAY.
Office Lampasas Hotel.
jjr. w*. t. JOHNSON,
Services to tbe citizens of Lam
pasas, and surrouwiing country.—
All diseases treated wsfch the great-
est care and attention. n41-l y
OBtf Hanson's Drag Store.
nds calls at all hours night
ANd J *Y.
JJR. J. N. ADKINS,
JSO LECTIO PHYSICIAN,
•OBewhia professions! services to tlie
lampasas and vicinity.
¡BARBER & HAIR-DRESSER
We* Side cfPtMic Square.
Between Mellon's and Strayhorffs atures
«noMí DOXE IK .THE LATEST STTI^E.
ROUT. K. OWEN, PHOPKIiítou.
Tl e Prosress
$2 IsEll ANNUM,' in Advance.
LAMPASAS, TEXAS, T11UKSDAY MORNING, JUNE 28, 1877. NO. 5.
Connty Judge—W. P. Beall.
County Attorney — W. Hi
Justices of the Peacc—-J. S.
Brown, precinct 1; S. T. Bright,
Srecinct 2; Wm. Shaw, precinct 3 ;
. R. Town8en, precinct 4; Mat-
thew Roach, precinct 5.
Sheriff—Albertns Sweet. Dis-
trict Clerk— M. V. B. Sparks.
Connty Clerk, D. C> Thomas, Cor-
oner—Tillman Weaver. Surveyor
— Harrison Miller. School
Commissioner — \V. P. Beall.
Treasurer—J. II. Landrum.
Assessor—A. G. Rice.
Hide and cattle inspector-
PATRONS OF HUSBANDRY
Meet aitlie College Building on
the second and fourth Saturdays in
each month at 9 o'clok a. m.
SCHOOL CREEK GRANGE
Meets on the third Satur-
days in each month, at 9, A M.
I. O. O. F.
Lampasas Lodge, No. 193,1. O. O. F.,
will meet regularly ovory Tuesday oven-
ing at 8 o'clock, p. M., at their Lodge
room in the city of Lampasas. Visiting
brothers are cordially invited to attend.
By order of
JAS. M. BROWN, N. G.
TnEO. Beaxjrfeind, Sec'*.
The United Friends of Temper-
ance meet every Friday night at 6£
Lampasas Lodge, No. 232, meets 3rd
Saturday night in each month.
THEO. BEAURFEIND, W. M.
J. C. Edwards, Sec.
Rev. W. W. Maund, Baptist, will
preach at the Baptist Church on
the first Sunday, in each month, at
11 o'clock, a. m.
—Rev. John S. White, Primitive
Baptist, will preach at the Baptist
Church ,on the second Sunday, in
each month, at 11 o'clock, a. u.
—J. A. Abney, Christian, will
preach at the Baptist Church on
the second Sunday night in each
—Rev. H.M. Burroughs, Baptist
will preach at the Baptist Church
on the third Sunday, in each month,
at 11 o'clock, a. m., and on the
Saturday before, at the same hour.
—Thos. S. Denny, Episcopal,
will conduct service at Capt. Pratt's
office every Sunday 10:30 a. m.
Arrival and Departure of Hulla.
Austin mail arrives Tuesday, Thurs-
day and Saturday, at 10 p. ni., and de-
parta.Wednesday, Friday and Monday,
at 7 a. m.
San Saba mail arrives Tuesday,
Thursday and Sunday, at 6 p. m., and
departs Wednesday, Friday and Monday,
at 7 a. in.
Belton mail arrives Saturday at 9
p. in., and departs Friday at 7 a. m.
Hamilton mail arrives Wednesday, at
5 p- m., and departs Monday, at 7 a. m.
Gatesville mail arrives Friday at C
p. m., and departs Saturday, at 7 a. m.
Burnet mail arrives Wednesday, at
4 p. in., and departs Tuesday, at 7 a. in.
I N. 1IAMON,
The Lampasas City
GRIS T M ILL.
MOSES HUGHES, Proprietor.
This mill i* now in successful «pora
Hon for wheat and corn. Come and
sets usi We can guarantee satisfaction
when good ¿;rain is brought us.
K Z. BROWN, Miller.
W. O. SPJBKCER, Prop'r.,
LIBERTY HILL; - - - - TEXAS.
Traveler's will always find this a
pleasant stopping place-—the talde
will be well supplied, and horses ta-
ken care of in the be.-it manner.—
Stop and be refreshed. noO
GRAND SQUARE & UPRIGHT
Best offer <■'v-ef given now n mjy.
DAN1KL V. BEATTf,
W«*lili)^l0n. j( j. i' S a
Tliey ate Bitting around upon bar-
rels and chairs,
Discusstng their own and their neigh-
And the look of content that is seen
on each face
Seems to say, " I have found my
In bftr-rooins and groceries calmly
And serenely chew borrowed tobacco,
While the stories they tell and the
jokes that they crack,
Show their hearts have grown hard
and undoubtedly black,
While sitting around.
The " sitter around " is a man of nó
And his face wouldn't pilss fot a
quart of white beans,
Yet he somehow or other contrives to
And is frequently seen with a drink
in his fist
While sitting around.
The loungers they toil not, nor yet
do they spin,
Unless it be yarns while enjoying
They are people of leisure, yet often;
Tlfey allude to the work they're in-
tending to do
While si.ting around.
They've a habit of talking of other
As they whittle up sticks with their
They're a scaly old set, and where-
ever you go
You'll find them in gtoups or strung
out in a row,
—Detroit Free Press.
A brief review op LAMPASAS
county for the benefit of
immigrants looking west-
ward for permanent homes.
Locality.—Lampasas county lies
in about 30° north latitude and
21 ° longitude west from Washing-
ton City j situated upon the Divide,
between the Brazos and Colorado
rivers, embracing the fertile area
between the Colorado and Lam-
Surface—The surface is high and
rolling—in parts mountainons,
with a medium portion of rich val-
ley and cove lands; the scenery
everywhere is wild, romantic and
beautifully picturesque; the moun-
tains are covered with a dense
growth of scrub oak, whioh in sea-
sons yield an immense mast; the
table lands, valleys and on the
margin of streams are found a va-
riety of excellent timber, available
and utilized for many purposes;
chief among whioh are cedar, post
oak, live oak, Spanish oak, pecan,
elm, cottonwood and meequite.
The prairies are carpeted with nu-
tritious grasses, among which the
Soil.—The soil varies according
to locality, irom the rich alluvial
to light sandy soil, including the
waxy, black sandy and chocolate
oolored loam and rocky soil;
chiefly very productive, yielding
cotton, corn, wheat, oats and other
small grain successfully. Vegeta-
bles and fruit of many varieties do
well with ordinary attention; our
soil is capable of producing of cot-
ton from one to one and a half
bales per acre, corn from 25 to 50
bushels, wheat from 1G to 30 bush-
els, oats from 40 to 75 bushels per
acre, ar.d other small grain and
field products iu proportion ; lime-
stone and sandstone for building
and fencing purposes are found in
the greatest abundance in all parts
of the county. Marble of excel-
lent quality is also found iu sev-
Wider.—Lampasas is one of the
best watered counties in the State,
having the Colorado river on its
western boundary and the Lam-
pasas river, with its many tributa-
ries, within its eastern limits, per-
meating a large extent of our area.
The streams abound with fiBh, and
tbe forests and mountains with
many varieties of game.
Stock raising.—A complete rev-
olution iu stock raising is about
being inaugurated by the introduc-
tion of improved breeds of horses,
cattle, sheep and hogs, where the
three former will find their El
Dorado, and upon our extensive
and luxuriant prairies sustain
themselves in good order all the
year round. Ceitaiu sections of
this county cannot be excelled for
sheep raising, and very few persons
have as yet embarked in sheep hus-
bandry. The field is now opened
to the active and enterprising to
invest in Ihia most healthy and
Population.—The population of
Lampasas county exceeds ji:-
habitant?, aud with the exemption
of twenty-five or thiity, confut'-d
to the city of Lampasas, are en-
tirely of the white lnee.
J'yirptff hnii/. '<ood till d i'' un
improved hind ; ean be pincha^''!
¡is from £! to ¥-1 por itero; line pas-
ture hinds ran be i■ il<J at Irom '
rents to *1 per aero for cadi and
on favorable and easy terms Very
few improved tracts are oh the
market. They command, as a
matter of course, higher price^say
from £4 to 810 per acre. ''f
The '070n of lfrr7!iiiasci.-.-*-The
county seat of Lampasas county is
located in the beautiful valley of
the Salt or Sulphur Fork ofliihe
Lampasas river, and is one of the
liveliest, handsomest and most
nourishing towns in South-western
Texas. It lies 05 miles west by
north from the city of Austin, the
capital oí' the State of Texas, and
50 miles from the town of Jrrvund
Rock, on the International and
Great Northern Railroad, its near-
est Railroad communication. -The
two great and celebrated sulphur
Springs are located here, the o^'n
the northern, the other in '-he
southern suburbs of, the city. '"í'iie
curative and health-restoring prop-
erties of those waiters have been
thoroughly tested by thousands
who visit them annually. It has
a population of about 8,000, in-
cluding the residents of East Lam-
pasas, which lies on the east haiik
of the Sulphur Fork, and of
Barne ' Addition on the beautiful
plateau on the west of the. old
town. There are six dry goods es-
tablishments doing a lively busi=
ness, three grocers and family pro-
vision stores, one clothing .and
gents furnishiug store, two drug
stores, two well-conducted hotels,
four saloons and lager beer ven-
dors, three carriage and wagon
ninkcrs, three blacksmiths, two
boot and shoe makers, tiu shop,
two saddlery and harness makers,
news dealer, photograph gallery,
printing office, builders and stone
masons, and representatives of
what trades and professions to form
the make-up of an industrious aud
thriving community. The princi-
pal buildings are made of limestone
rock of superior quality, and rome
of them are large and commodious
structures, displaying in their con-
struction artistic beauty that would
be creditable to larger cities.' In
the town aie two fine schools well
patronized, where are taught all the
elements of a complete English
education, superintended by pro-
fessors eminently qualified. In the
rural districts the facilities afforded
for the acquirement of an educa-
tion «re generally good. Private
and public schools are established
aud are in successful operation in
every neighborhood or settlement.
Religious and benevolent.—One
church edifice, Baptist Association,
and one Methodist, in course of
construction ; preaching by various
denominations regular and well at-
tended ; the Masous and Odd Fel-
lows have each lodges in flourish-
ing condition; a Union Sunday
School attended by a large con-
course of children, belonging to
every class ot Christians, working
harmoniously together; a temper-
ance society working manfully and
successfully in the good cause. The
citizens and people generally are
quiet, orderly, law-abiding, benev-
olent, charitable and hospitable,
with a heart and hand ready to as-
sist and sympathize with all up-
right strangers that come among
them to aid them in developing the
resources of their town and county.
Politics are not a speciality with
them—they recognize 110 North,
South, East or West.
'* A wit's a feather, and a chief's a rod,
An honest man's the noblest work of
God ; "
to such we extend a warm recep-
tion and a hearty welcome.
Socicly.—The society is unnsn-
ally good for a frontier country. It
is in its infancy, but there is a nu-
cleus forming around which the
moral and intellectual worth and
iutcgrity will gather, producing
healthy results in the future. It is
known that persons of vicious pro-
clivities and of immoral habits usu-
ally congregate at all noted water-
ing places and places of gonial re-r
sort, and by their acts of lawlessness
and rowdyism tend to rotara the
prosperity of the place and impair
the reputation of its staid citizens,
but these excreaences will naturally
fall off and eventually subside before
the march of civilization and good
Provisions of every description
are plentiful, and are sold as cheap
and on as fair terms as can be had
in West Texas. Corn and meal at
from -If) to 50 cents per bushel,
(wheat) Hour from -1 to 5 cents per
pound, beef from 4 to 5 cents re-
tail, liaron from 12 to 15 ceuts, lard
15 Cents, butter from 1 '■! to 15 cents,
eggs 10 cents per dozen, Ac., &c.
Vegetables of many varieties arc
coming in and sold at leasonable
prices, (iardeners promise the
greatest abundance and cheap
Town lots (pri.'-i
i'JOO to lie]'
ol) run^u from
liatliing houses aro established
at, Mol.li the. 11 an la's ;t ml Hancock's
Springs for tho hem li', of (ho puh-
Iie ; ¡mil lor t le- e pi ojal ai'Coninio-
<!ut|on ,,r visitoM. Mr. ,v Mrs. (J.
I!. Wood have, opened a lav *o and
coin mod ions ('AMI' ll'HTf at
tilo Ifanfo I, Springs, wle'iv th' v
Will be :fl>k to fufiiisii tllO be.f
style board ahd lodging to over one
hundred visitors, and furnish them
with all the luxuries the market af-
fords on reasonable terni3.
Any further information required
will be cheerfully given upon appli-
cation to the undersigned, To in-
sure attention enclose stamp.
PRATT & IIAMON,
Real estate agents, Lampasas, Texas.
1'IIK TtilAL Or \V, S. DOÜGLAS4.
the Iveyser (West Virginia)
On June 5th, the special term of
the Circuit Court for Grant coun-
ty, ordered by Judge Armstrong,
was held for the trial of W. S.
Douglass, charged with the murder
of the mail carrier, D, C. lliser.
As soon as the Court was opened,
the Grand Jury Was called and
charged by Judge Armstrong, with
a few brief, able and pointed re-
marks. After referring to the na-
ture of tho offense, the magnitude
of the crime, aud the character of
evidence, he then very appropri-
ately and forcibly spoke against
mob violence, and the tendency of
people to take the law into their
own hands, cautioning.the Grand
Jury, as well as all other goodSfciti-
zens, from encouraging or counte-
nancing any such violence.
After the jury had been out a
short time, and examined a few
witnesses, they returned into
Court and reported an indictment
against W. S. Douglass for murder
in the first degree. The Court was
then adjourned until Wednesday,
when the prisoner, by his counsel,
Messrs. Flournoy, Pngli and Nor-
men t, moved the Court to quash
tho indictment, on the ground that
a Circuit Judge had no right in
vacation to order a Grand Jury to
be summoned, and also on the
ground of insufficiency of tho first
and third counts of the indict-
This motion was argued with
great ability on the part of the
counsel for the prisoner, and the
Prosecuting Attorney, Mr, Rey-
nolds, assisted by Mr. Dyei. The
Court, however, overruled the mo-
tion, and refused to quash the in-
dictment. Thereupon the pris-
oner, by bis counsel, moved the
Court for a changc vmihc, fir
the ground that the ieeling and
prejuchce was so strong against
him that he could not have a fair
trial in Grant county. In support
of this motion, he filed three affi-
davits and examined three wit-
nesses. Against the change of
venue, the State filed eight affida-
vits and examined twelve witnesses.
After a full consideration of this
motion, tho Court also overruled it,
and refused to trausfer the case to
some other county.
Thereupon the prisoner made
his third and last motion, which
was for a continuance of the case
until the next September term.
In support of this motion, several
affidavits were filed, showing that a
number of material witnesses were
absent, one liarrell lived in Texas,
and one a female in Petersburg, as
appeared by the affidavit of physi-
cian, was physically unable to at-
tend. The counsel for the State
moved the Court to compel the
prisoner to disclose thé facts,which
he expected to prove by these ab-
sent witnesses, but .the Court held
that it would not require this from
the prisoner on the first continu-
Upon these affidavits, the Court
granted a continuance of the case
on account of the absence of mate-
rial witnesses until the regular
term of the Court in September
Douglass has a keen, shrewd ap-
pearance, pale face, and almost
milk-white lymphatic tempera-
ment, light moustache and curly
hair. lio wore slippers, white
stockings, and had hobbles on lira
feet, hue his hands were free. He
kept a keen, sharp eye upon the
Court, and as each motion of his
counsel was overruled, the close
observer might have detected a
slight flush on his temples and
cheeks, followed by a look of dis-
appointment. However, when his
last motion was made, and he anx-
iously leaned forward to catch the.
words as they fell from the Judge's
lips, lie seemed to be almost buoy-
antly relieved and elated as the
Court decided the case should be
A large number of witnesses
were snrmftohod, about fifty for
the State, and thirty for the pris-
There wefc a great rntiny people
in attendance from Hardy, (¡rant
and Pendleton counties,- this case
exciting more interest than any
other which lias ever before be-'-n
set for trial in < Írant County. We
might add that alter the case had
been continued, the prisoner got a
loiter from Texas stating that the
witness, Harrell, was dead.
A STATU FOLIC «i.
The American people have an
unconquerable prejudice against
names, very little against principles.
For instance, we cannot stand the
empire. An emperor would, to our
idea of things, be a political mon-
ster whose existence could only be
atoned for by a speedy and very
ci'Uel death, and yet we have for
fifteen years lived under a govern
ment as absolute as any which has
existed in Europe during that time.
The executive will has made and
unmade state governments, govern
ors, legislatures, laws, returning
boards, etc., without limit, and has
even furnished decissions for the
latter.when probable action was at
all doubtful. Still the empire-
hating people of the United States
feel no alarp until some one sug-
gests the propriety of putting the
crown upon the head of an individ-
So it is with the idea of the state
police force. Davis organized oue
Its simple organization was admir-
able, but that worthy placed it in
the lianda of.blind, bitter partisans,
and instead of hurling it against
the lawless it was scut out to war
upon the inocent because they were
all opposed to Mr. Davis and the
republican party. Hence a tremen-
dous prejudice arose in the public
mind against the system. No ad
ministraton since Davis* has felt its
self strong enough to recommend
the system to the legislature, while
practically oue or a partial oue, has
been in full force all the time. We
¿o not cnll it state police. We call
it the frontier battalion, McNelly's
men, and now Hall's rangers.
These forces are very properly em-
ployed in the arrest of criminals
and iu the protection of the courts
and ministers of justice, in those
thinly-settled dirtricts of the state
where the lawless are so much in
the ascendancy as to require this ex-
tra provision for their safety. We
applaud the act of Governor Coke
in putting the force to such use. It
was right in itself, and is made
double so by reason of the great ne-
cessity for its employment in this
way. However we may call it, it is,
and has always beeu, nothing less
than a state police force. Why
should we thus thinlv cover up the
matter because of « pre-
dice? Why do we like the manhood
sufficient to enable us to call things
by their right names?
"No observant citizen of Texas but
knows that a state police force of
some kind is one of the gravest ne-
cessities oí our state government.
Then let us set about the task of
organizing one, whioh will be not
only effective and serve the purpose
for which it is intended, but which
will be known to all, with well de-
lined duties plainly mapped out, and
strong restrictions to prevent the
abuses so loudly complained of in
Davis'days. Such a force, com-
posed of such men as Jones, of the
Battalion, and Hall, of the rangers,
closely aud carefully organized and
handled with discretion, if suffi-
ciently strong in numbers, would,
in a very short space of time do
away with the necessity of such a
force forever. The bad men of
Texas, the lawless and bloody men
who have taken refuge here because
of our inability to excute the laws,
are now making their death strug-
gle. Two or three years of vigorous
administration of the law, will finish
them up. Nothing will conduce
more to this neoeBsary vigor than a
good, live, well handled state police
force, and we for oue, are in fa vol,
not only of its organization, but of
calling it by its propel nanie.
A IHUTIIKR'S WARNING.
'Ephrahetn, come to your mttd-
der, boy. Whar you been?'
'Playin' wid the white folks chil-
'You .is,- eh? See hyat, ch'ile,
you'll broke your ole inudders
heart, an' brung her gray hairs in
the gravé Wíd ver recklumness an'
carfyins On Witt ebii assoSyasbuns.
Habn't I raised you rfp in the Way
you should ought to go?'
'Ilabn't I reezenod wid you, and
praved wid you, and deplored de
good liord to wrap you in his bttz-
And isn't I ver rrtfter'ljdetector an
gardeen fo* do law?'
'Well, den, do you s'fiose I'se
gwlne to hrab yer morals rUptrfred
by de white ti'ash? No sail! Gef in
de house dia insteps and if ever I
catch voir 'municating wid the
white trash any mo': fo'de l/ord
nigger, I'll broke yer black bead
wid a brick!
He that cannot forgive others'
breaks the bridge over wfr&h he
riía'st líinisélf pass,"for éVery man
hath need to be forgiven."
I am disposed to think I shall be
more grateful to God in heaven for
the bitterest than for the sweetest
dispensation's here on earth.—
It is an exquisite and beautiful
thing in our nature, that when ¡the
heart is touched and softenedí b/
the tranquil happiness or affectitffij
ate feeling, the memory of the
comes over it moat potVettttll/ an if
It is no great maltef to aásocíafé'
With thfe good and gentle; for this id
naturally pleasing to all, andeverV-,
one Willingly enjoye.th peaCe rfucT
loveth those best that agree with'
him. But to be able to live peacea-
bly with liáfd lítítf perverse persons'
or with the tlisorderiy,of Sftcn M go"
contrary to Us, is a great gfc^ Ami
a most commendable and máÜftjf
I have come to tbe Conclusion if
man, or woman cither, wishes to.'
realize the lull power of
livefor, wiich is worthf of
ity, and .which, by i
capa cties of the soul, gives <
sions and symmetry to tho
which contains it.—[ Prof. UphamV
There is uo worldly gafrf #itftpfff
some loss, so there is no worldly
loss without some gain. It thou
hast lost thy wealth, thotl host fó'st
some trouble with it; if thou art
degraded from honor, thou art like-
wise freed from the stroke tff envy,*
if sickness has blurred thy beaúty,-
it hath delivered thee from pride.'
Set the allowance against the loss,;
and thou shalt find no Ion great;
he loses tittl^or nothing that r -r
There is no innato quality with whlcfr
the human family is endowed that is of
more intrinsic value than genuine cotrf-
mon sense. It is to mental resolution
what the fulcrum is to the leVer in me-
chanical forces. Education and accom-
plishments ate all very well in their
places, but without this necessary ao-~
companiment to direct them ft| thé'
right channel, so as to remtt f& the
greatest good, their pOcsosoár ia ÍSke a*
palatial railway carriage wltfaput
engine, or a ship .without tStS
use whatever. In casos of emergency,*
where life and death are at stakes It is
not the ornamental that is most valfed/
but th&t which can be converted to the
greatest use. Nine timéis Out Of ttít a*
man o.f good souse, with but an ordii&ry
education, will succeed where one poe-"
sessing the latter in an uncommon' de-
r f the former, will
f or a l it of idleness—( ount the
ticking of a clock. Mo this cue
hour, and you will bo glad to pull
otl your coat, the next hour, and
work like : lu-gto
Tommy is fond of sugar, and
rvks liió mother for some to eat
with hi-straw hurries. She refuses.
He appears resigned, but adds
gravely; ''You know, manima, what
happened around theco'rirer? There
was a litfhi boy, and Iris mother
would not gave him t:iry sugar on
his H.raw berries and-—'—'And
''And next (tav he fc-11 into a
w , vv. v
fail. Good sense is" good juugmout,
and good judgment is the power of
discriminating between good and b&d,-
right and wrong.
The vast numbers who people £né
earth, and call themselves educated
men and women, are sorrowful to be-
hold. The language Of Festus to Pauf
seems to he literally Verified so far aB'
they are concerned. The madness that
is said to be the consequence of " much'
learning " seems to have taken posses-
sion of them to such a degree that, iff
their blindness, the most imbecile Of
them imaginé themselves blessed with!
a more than usual quota' 6f Commoff
sense, superior, at least, to that of their
neighbors. They look down upoá thelf
more sensible but less pretending ac-
quaintances' with a' Condés¿e¿ding
hauteur, utterly un'coúsóibus that the
latter ate infinitely their superiors."
Gob'd sense caff bé stfb'stitute'df for édu-
cat'ron, but education can by no meaner
take the place of good sense'.
Superficial education and aófóhipliiBli1-'
ments can no more be called an educa-
tion than a superb piece of meehanlcaf
Workmanship, minus doors, windows/
rooms, and the neCeSsaries that render
it habitable, can be called a house, or ar
gilded toy representing a' trársé éfttf bfe
called by that name.- Thfé latter may
be a perfect imitation, but it lacks the
vitality to give it forcé. As in the
animal function " the life ol all ffealr
is the blood thereof," so in' th'e retentel
organization, good senBe is the grand
focus of all learning. It jtfttat bb the
sotfrce from Wheffóe éttttíttCt* tWí HtfÉ
of light to tthftninate thé ffctttM tttf
student ta thé ¿u'taúrt Of kn#Wt6&4e
Otherwise the Woeftd b6 pMttftftgfflfer M
left to gróp'é hhi Way hr darkness,- ttht
progress retarded by thé inCoidáfp'feheAst-
blc amount of book-reading with wbicbt
he has eíocked t is brain.
In the common avocatfotft tíí life od-
vantagc of the one ite shown over the"
other. Ail the book education' that canr
l>e tte<}irirod in a lifetime cannot teach a
man to how, toll and reap, so as to inako
hie labora productive, o* a Woman to
prepare a meal and rear á family erf
children. Therefore, fo*r evefy occupa-
tion in life from tifo humblest f(f the
most exalted/ front that of a blst^snflth'
to- tlifift of a bishop, give tfs this mira'
with gobd/soffnd, cotaimoto
A letter from C. ?•>. Jones; 6'f
Coleman county, etartes that the
corn iu the valley fields, which tlraff
m t he silk aud promised finely, was"
killed by the frost some two Weeks
since. The fields were dry enough
to burn. It is feared the maat,-
which is important to thenrf, is also*
killed. Such a thing in June iff un-
precedented in Texas.
A Wonderful refoTirtrftio'n1
hoen g'iing on in llillcatmiy sinitf
prohibition W;ut irtttf Ó&ftt-
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