San Marcos Free Press. (San Marcos, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 8, Ed. 1 Saturday, December 29, 1877 Page: 1 of 8
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I.H.JULIAN "Prove All Things I Hold Fast that which la Cood.' ' - v' PROPRIETOR.
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VOL. Vll. SAN MARCOS HAYS CO. TEXAS DECEMBER 29 1877. ; ; NO. 8.
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L. turt Agent ana Notary Public.
' H. JULIAN oiflce Faaa Paaaa Building next
t door to vo.l office.
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Hon. L. J. Storejp ol Caidtrell Co.
Hon. J . V. Huteulne of Haja Co.
Hon. W. M.Bustol OuadalntxCo.
laTMOT oouar Itra distsjot.
Hon. L. W. Moor. Presiding Judge LaQrang
via a or ioldimo oodkt.
Hare. id Mondaye In March and .September.
Sterling Fisher Jodge County Court. '
F.J. Mnnlove County Attorney. ' '" '
Ed. J. L.Green Clerk i ! . i.
Jaa. A. Wren Bli.rllf. 0. 8. Cock Deputy.
C. W.Uroome Junlcor lb Peao Pre
I. M. Brvedlov. "
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L. Smith. " " . "
II. A. Mcxeane county Treaaurer.
A.lWatun Aeaeesor. . . ..
Ben.C. Ilardlu Purveyor.
D. P. Hopkins Cnui'r Precinct Mo. 1.
O.K. Moor. " ' . ".
J. ft. Burleaon " "3.
J.I. Haaemore. " " " 4.
Geo. H. Ward Cnnetable. '''
Tinas or Hfiuum Coiixtt n Paaomor CouaT
Criminal County Court Ut Monday lu each
County Conrt for CItII and Probata business
lat Monday in Folirusry April Juue August Oo-
lober and December.
Commissioners' Court 3d Mondaya In February
May August and November.
Jui.tioe 0')un Preciuct Ho. 1 lat Friday In each
month San Marco.
Preciuct No. d Friday In each month MtClty
" : 8 3d " Wlmberlay'a Mill .
4 4th . " rirlpplng Sprluga.
Mayor A. B. F. Kerr.
Council W. 0. IlulchlKon W. B. Fry L. W. Mllch-
elll). P. Hopklne r. K. Turner.
MBTnODIST. Preaching 't the. Methodist
Church every Sabbalh. Jttv. J. S.Glllett Pastor.
CHRISTIAN. Preaching at the Christian
("hurch on the second and fourth Sabbaths In each
mouth by Elder J.J. Williamson.
PRESBYTISM AN. Preaching at the Presbyte
rlan Church on the second and fourth tab
baihin.eaeh month oy the liev.W. t Kennedy.
PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL. Services aeoona
Sunday in each month ai 10i o'clock a. at. and
7 p. m. (at Kt. Mark's Church.) Rev. Mr. Ajrrea
Austin Staira arrives at 12 o'clock .; fan
Antonio Stave arrives at 12 o'olook Both
Daily arrival. Mails close at 11 A
Gontsles.arrlvea Tuesdays and Fridayaatff r. 1
loavea at 8 a. at. next morning.
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t.D BT U. I k 1 6iUT6.
IF WIS IMKT
If be parttd thoa thalt II
. ' Warm In the canter ef my heart
Safe heltardfrora th world apart
Like a pur. n.w born;mlody
Untainted by ib world outald '
' Charlahtdbym. b It alone.
For llapur. aw.!.. all min..
' ' wilt thou In my haarl .bid.. ;
If w. do part I'll k.p for the
Th eacrad etlllraa of lb Bight.
' That hour aw.at lov. I thlna by light
' Though olhara claim my day of ma ' "
The oold world sleeping at our feet
Thy eplrltahell commune with nilo
Wheu era upon oar pillow (bin
My heart for thee la will b.at.
WAMI1IKUTOM I.IJITKR. '
Wasuinoton D. C )
Deo. 17 1877. J
Congress adjourned for (he holidays
on Httturday.' Ua that day uotuiug
was douo ia tha Sooulo but to settle
"au bll'air ol honor" between Senutors
Gordon and . Conkliug and confirm
llou. Uiohard McUoruiiclc as Com-
missioner Ueueral to the Paris Expo-
Hitiou. iSuuator Uutler ot tiouth Caro-
lina iutruduccd u resolution instruol-
iug the Committee ou Privileges uud
Eleotions to inquire into the statements
made us to bin admission to theBeuato.
Tliis of course roi'ers to the charge ol
tieuutor Edmunds aa to oorrupt means
used to Bfccure the votoot Senator Pat:
teruou. The Seuuto deterred action
ou the resolution. 1 '
The difficulty between Gordon and
Conkling grew out ol a remark made
by the latter during the executive ses-
sion ol' Friday iSenutor Coukliug's
mauncr is not the most agreeable aud
its likely that his manner more than
his words offended the Georgia Sena-
tor. The ancient Hamlin wus head ot
the Committee whioh peaceab'y ar-
ranged the difficulty. The selection of
Hutulin was an assurance that there
would not be tloodshed. lie never
killed anything but brook trout. ' '
McCormick's confirmation for a place
abroad is at least a relief.
The House llapublicans successfully
fought agaiust Fernando Wood's reso
lutioa authorizing committees to inves
tigate various departmental matters.
Let me venture a prophecy that they
will regret this success aud will oheer
fully agreo to Mr. Wood's resolution.
' A dispatch received here Saturday
night sayx the lorce of Mexicans on
the Texas border is being largely and
raoidly iucreused. There is no doubt
of the fair intention ot Diaz in this and
our Goverumout cau enable him to
carry out his good designs by recogniz
ing him. As it now is we unjustly
make him weak by refusing to recog
nize him yet hold him to the same
responsibility as ii he was strong.
Ail tho developments so fur an
nounced by the several committees in
vestigating our relations with Mexioo
go to ooufinu the belief that we have a
large element on this side of the liio
Grand striving to precipitate war with
that oountry including men high lu
official position. Whether we esoape
or not the feeling is almost uniform
that a very slight indiscretion would
now provoke actual war.
The Paris Exposition Bill as
amended by the Senate passed and
Mr. McCormick was confirmed as Com-
missioner General without opposition.
The following is the law in relation
to the burning of prairies to be found
iu paschal's Digest : ' '
Article 2333. If sny person shall
wilfully burn or cause to bo burned
any woodland or prairie not hisown.at
any time between the first day of July
and the luth of February gueceeding
he shall be fined not leu than fifty dol-
lars nor more than three hundred dol-
lars. Art. 2334. The offense named in
(ha rorps-oina? article is complete where
the person offending; acta; fire to his own
woodland or prairie and the lire com-
mnoicates to the woedland or prairie of
A charming female writer saps that
men like to "pick the ladies to piece)."
It ia eertaialy very pleasaat Mmetuses
to take them apart.
low an IrrrTfrBt OI1 Unit !
IcratraM.'tl the ntorr ot KliJaK
sand tli HropholtJ
' r llatul. - .
One trip the Captain had a olergy
man on board but did not know bo
was clergyman since tho passenger
list did not betray the faot. ' He' teok
a treat liking lo this Rev. Mr. Peters
and talked with him a great deal told
him yarns gave him toothsome scraps
of personal history and wove a glitter-
ing streak of profanity through his
garrulous fabrip that was refreshing to
aspirit weary of. the dull neutralities
of undeoorated speeoh One day the
Captain snid "Peters do you ever read
the Bible?" .' -;'?
W8ll yes." :.-iw.V.
"I judge it ain't often by the way you
say it 'Now you taokle it in dead
ernestonce and you'll find it'll pay.
Don't you get discouraged but hang
right on. First you woDt understand
it; but by and by thioigs jrill begin to
clear up and then you wouldn't lay it
down to eat." ; ' ' .' V '
''Yes I have heard that said."
"And it's 'so' too. Thbre' ain't a
book that begins to compare with it. It
lays over 'em ull Peters. There's some
tough things in it there ain't any get
ting srouod that but you stick to them
and think them out and when once
you get on the inside everything's plain
as day.' :" "''' " """
.... ( ; . . i .
!'The miiacles too Crptaih?" '
''Yes sir; The miracles too Every
one of them. Now there's that buej-
dcss with the prophets of Baal; like
enough that stumped you?". !. .
"Well I don't know but'! : n .
"Own up' now; it stumped you.
Well I don't wonder.' You hadn't
had any experience in raveling such
thines out. and naturally it was too
many for you. Would you like to have
me explain that thing to you and show
you how to get at the meat of these
matters?". . .-' ' :
"Indeed I would. Captain if you
don't mind." ' j i
Then the Captain proceeded as fol-
lows; "I'll do it with pleasure. First
you see I read and read and thought
and thought until I got to understand
what sort of people they were in the
old Bible times and then aftor that it
was all clear and easy. Now this was
the way I put it up concerning Isaao
nad the DroDhets of Baal. There was
some mighty sharp men amongst the
public characters of that old ancient
diiv. find Isaao was one of them. Isaac
had his failings plenty of them too
it ain't for me to apologize for Isaao;
he pUyed it on the prophets of Baal
and like enough he was justifiable
considering the odds that was against
him. No all I say is 'twa'n't any
miraole and that I'll show you so't
you can see it for yourself.
"Well times had been getting
rougher and rougher for prophet
that is propheU of Isaao's denomina-
tion. There was 450 prophets of Baal
in the community and only one Pres-
byterian that is if Isaao was a Prea-
byterian whioh I reckon he was but
it don't say. Naturally the prophets
of Baal took all the trade. Isaao was
pretty low spirited I reckon but he
was a good deal of a man and no doubt
he went a prophesying around letting
on to be doing a land office business
but 'twan't aey use ; he couldn't ran
any opposition to amouot to anything.
By and by things got dsspersto with
him; he seta his bead to work sod
thinks it all out and then what does
he do ? Why be begins to throw out
biota that the other parties are this
and tnat aaa a oiuir mnaiiuj . w
ite may be. but jn kiud of under-
minim their reputation ia a quiet way.
This aaade Ulk of course and finally
got to tho King. The King asked
Iaaae what be meant by his ulk. Say
Iaaae ' Ob nothing particular; only
oaa they pray down fire from beavea
on an altar? It ain't aucb assy be.
your Majesty only can they doit?
That's the idea.' So the Kiug was a
good deal disturbed and he went to
the prophets of Bsal and they said
pretty airy that if he had an altar rea-
dy they wore ready; and they intimat-
ed he better get it insured too.
"So next morning alt tho children
of Israel and their parents and tho
other people gathered themielvei to-
gether. Well ' here was that great
orowd of prophets of Baal paoked to
gether on one side and Issso walking
up and down all alone on the other
putting up his job. When time was
called Isaao let on to be eomfortablo
and indifferent; told the Other team to
take the first innings1 So they went
at jt the whole 450 praying around-tho
altar very hopeful and doing their
level best. Thoy prayed an hour-
two hoursthree hjjirs and so on
plumb till noon It wa'n't any use
they hadn't took a triok Of course
they felt kind' of ashamed before all
those people and well they might.
Now what would a magnanimous man
do? Kecpstill wouldn't he? Of course.
What did Isaao do? He graveled the
prophets of Baal every way he could
think of. Says he 'You don't speak
loud enough ; your God's asleep liko
enough' or may be he's taking a walk;
you want to holler you know' or
word to thateffeot; I don't recollect
the exaot language. Mind I don't
apologise for Isaao he had bia faults.
l"Well the prophets of Baal pruyed
along the (jest they knew how all tho
afternoon and never raised a spark.
At last about sundown they wre all
tuckered out and they owned up and
quit. '..'"'.'; -.i
"What does Isaac do now ? He stcpB
up and says to some friends of his
there ' Pour four barrels of water on
the altar 1' Everybody was astonished
for the other side had pruyed ut it dry
you know and got whitewashed. They
poured it on. Says he ' heave on four
more.' Then he says heave on four
more i wsive oarreis you see alto
gether. ' The water ran all over the al
tar and all down the Bides snd filled
up a trench around it that would hold
a couple of hogsheads 'measures' it
V 'a' .- . . a .. .
says; l reckon it means aoout a nogs-
head. Some Of the people were going
to put on their things and go for they
allowed he was Crazy. They didn't
know. Isaao. Isaao knelt down and
began to pray; he strung along and
strung along about the heathen in dis
tant lands.and about the sister church-
es and about the State and the coun
try at large and about those that's in
authority in the Government and all
the usual programme ou know till
everybody bed got tired aud gone to
thinking about something elac and
then all of a sudden when nobody
was noticing he outs with a match aud
rakes it on the under sideaof his leg
and pffl up the whole thing blazes .
like a house afire. Twelve barrels of
water? Petroleum sir petroleum 1
that's whst it wag I"
"Petroleum Captain ?"
"Yes sir ; the country wa full of it.
Issae knew all about that. You read
the Bible. Don't you w irry about t he
tough place. They ain't tough when
you oo me to think tbem out and throw
light oo them. There ain't a thing ia
the Bible but what ia true; all you
want i to go prayerfully to work aoi
cipher out how 't was done."
Fair woman is beginning to mske
inquiry abont that proposition for aa
exhibition of beautiful women at tho
French Exposition. It will be unique
at all event and our American girls
must leara the details of the compo-
lition so that they may prepare for
tba trial with their European sisters.
Wibvvefotto practice the most
rigid economy al such a tin s thia"
remarked a maa tho other Jay to a
crowd oa the stdew.Ik. "I have top-
ped all the pcr for which I formerly -
abKribed. and don't bay candy toy
aad such tramptry for tie elnldreer
timet are herd. Cotae ia boys as4
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