San Marcos Free Press. (San Marcos, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 23, Ed. 1 Saturday, April 13, 1878 Page: 1 of 8
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I. II. JULIAN "Prove All Things i Hold Fast that which Is Cood." PROPRIETOR
VOL. Vll. SAN MARCOS HAYS CO. TEXAS APRIL 13 1878. ' NO. 23.
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iTt EST TEXAS FUSE PRESS I. H. JULIAN
V Kdltor rublieuer and Proprietor. office. ontb-
e.at corner Main Plaza next door to the post
3TITCHKLL GLOVER CO. Mitchell's Building
Dry Unoils anil Groceries).
DOVAI.SOS JOH-IOM North side Main
T V. HIT'CCIUSS ft CO. West side Main
P t)AlLBY ft BRUS. weal Slue oi io
ft UtKSKN South sd.ol the Main
tide of the Main
B. FRY South side Plaza
p J. C. SMITH North Sido Plaza.
DR. CUCUEHAM ft CO. north side of the
plaza adjoining Harper's stable.
QHARLKS BOCK South side Plsza.
I) ATNOLDS ft DANIEL north side of the Main
TO Gtt VMH Travis' uorner.
P h y I c I a nut
TvRS. WOODS ft BLAKKMORK office In Woods
Uai-d Daniel s irug store.
DRS DENTON ft PENDLETON offlc. College
atreet nearly opposite Hutchison ftCo.'s store.
R. J. If. COMBS offlc. North aid. ol or ine
JTUTCHISON.d FRANKLIN in the Court-house
g B. McBRIDE office in th. Court House
gTEKLING FISHER office la the Court House.
T. BROWN office over Jtitcneii s .tor..
Lin.l Asent ano Notary Public.
T H. JULIAS oflce Faa. Paess Building next
door to noat oUlc..
HRAVIS HOUSE west side Plasa.
WIS! AS. West side of public square.
JJ H0FHEI5Z south aid. Plaza.
.fen and Carriage Maker.
1 M. R4C rear r Devioney ft Co.'i Black-
J smith Shop.
p THOMPSON 1. .eor.AstlnMounUi. sts.
TOOKLSAXG Safj Ant.nl. streeU
Llrery anal dale stable..
g B. BALES Saa Aatoate street.
J W A KD mat rid. f F la
Watchmaker and Jeweler.
B. K0BBIS3. cart aid plaza.
Save TIME an JMOXEY. Go to
$ .00 T-0
ooxnatuHAM 6th pisTaicn
Hon. Gustave Schleicher ol DeWltt Co.
Bon. L. J. Storey ol Caldwell Co.
lion. J.T. Butohlns of Bays Co.
Bon. W. M . Bust of Guadalape Co.
DISTSIOT OOOUT 16B DIITSJOT.
Hon. L. W. Moor. Presiding Judge LaGrange.
Tinas or voLBwa cooat.
Ban. 3d Mondays In March and September.
Sterling Fisher Jndg. County Coaii
F. J. Manlove County Attorney.
Bd. J. L. Green Clerk.
Jaa; A. Wren Sheriff. 0. 8. Cock Deputy.
C. W. Grooms Justice of tbePeacoPr. No. 1
I. M. Breedlot.
H.O. Little. " u " "
L. Bmlth " u "
H. A. McMeaus Connty Treasurer.
A. Beaton Assessor.
Ben. C. Hardlu. Hurveyer.
D. P. Hopkins Cem'r Precinct No.
1. R. Burleson "
J. L. Basumore "
Geo. H. Ward Constable.
Tinea or holpikq County ano Prioixot Cousth
Criminal County Court 1st Monday ill .acb
County Court for Civil and Probate business
let Mewlay in February April June August Oc
tober and December.
Commissions ra' Court 3d Mondays In February
May Auguat and November.
Justice Court Precinot No. 1 1st Friday In each
month. Snn Marcoi.
Precinct No. 3 2d Friday In each month MtCity
s-iaa " wimberieye uui
" lh " Dripping Springe
Mayor A. B. F. Kerr.
Council W. O. Hutchison W.;B. Fry t. W. Mitch
ell D. P. Hopkins P. it. Turner.
Marahal-A. B. Dailey.
METHODIST. Preaching at the Metbodlat
Church every Sabbath. Rev. J. S.Gillett Pastor
CHRISTIAN. Preaching at the Christian
Church on the second and fourth Sabbaths In each
month by Klder J. J. Willlamion.
PRESBYTERIAN. Preaching at tha Preabyte
rlan Church on the second and fourth Hab-
balbin each month by tbe Rev. W. L Kennedy
PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL. Services second.
Sunday la eucb month at 10K o'clock a. h. and
7 p. ei. t St. Mark's Church.)
BaPTIST. Preaching at the Cbrlsllan Church
on the third Sunday lu eacn month by hot Mr
Austin StaRO arrives at 13 o'clock .; San
Antonio Stage arrives at 12 o'clock H. Both
Daily arrivals. Mails close at 11 a m-'
Gonzaloa.arrlvea Tueadayaand Frldaya atS r. ;
loaves at 8 A. si. next morning.
A. Von Btbih.P. M
HOW TO TELL
Genuine Simmons liver Regulator
Look lor clean neat WHITE WRAPPER with the
red symbolic letter stamped upon it In the form of
a ribbon graceluuy curveo in 10 ine ie cr eiu-
bracing the euihiema of our trade Spatula Mur
tar anil Graduate with the worpa A. Q. SIMMONS'
UVEH RKUULATOit or MEDiClNiS thereon alao
observe the signature of J. U. ZaULlN ft UU. lu
red ink ou the aide.
TAKE NO OTHER.
Beware ol tboae who know nothing of Medical
Cctnpourda who put out nostruma kuown to pour
and being analyzed prove wonhlesa and only made
te fleece tbe public and to pirate on toe well
eiirned reputailon of Zelliu ft Co.'a medicine.
Tbrae frauda have no reputation to sustain and
will cheat you lor a few pennys every way they
Look carefully to the medicine yoa are Induced
to take lor much aullerlng permanent injury and
even death bas resulted from improper treatment
and from taking unskiilfully prepared medicine.
See who endorses the Genuine
Hon. Alex. H. Stephens
Rt. Rev. J no. W. beckwitb. Bishop of Ga.
Gen. J no B. Gordon U. S. Senator
Kt. Hev. Bishop Pierce
Hun. Jdo. Gill Shorter
J. Kdgar Ihompaon
Hon B. H. Hill.
Hon. J. C. Breckinridge
Pruf. David W ilia D. D.
Chief Juttlce Hiram Warner of Ga.
Lew. W under Ass't P. M. PhUa. Pa.
and lbouanda of others from whom we have let
ters ol commeudation and recommendation.
Testimonials are received every day from per-
sona or education and Dromineuc lnm all parte
of the country and all that is aaked la a fair trial.
It la eminently a Family Medicint; and by bet Jg
kept ready for Immediate resort will aav. many
an hour ol auS-ring and man dollar la time
and doctors' bills.
Send for an Almanac and convince youraelf that
Sinnuooe' Krgalator la on. ol tbe lew medicine.
tbet can be Kitiao rroN as a ear a amca-
cioca raalLV aoioi. But Beware Be Careful
Be n your Guard lor Fra.de. lmilaiioaa and
Subatltutra arennmeroua they lay in wait to prey
upon the palil c and t pirat. apo. th. GaatATan
Uvea Mawciaa la tbe world.
Dr. Simmons' layer Regulator.
AxtrACtrax of sr
J. II. ZEIL.I.1 CO
Sei Ei All KtaracT.su Derewiara.
Geo. T. Malone's forjoar DRY GOODS. Ladi and Graf. FnmLLiD- Goo 1. a spcdalrr. Largest Stock! Latest Stvles! Lowest 1W
ar i. a. nruax.
Foitorn.by Babylonian atreami
The oaptiv. Hebrew sat him down
With bitter thoughts snd fevar'd dreamt
Of tad Judsa's lostrenowu.
Yet while he cells upon the Los.
To avenge bin .a th. heathen borda.
He plnea again to press the sod
Whloh holds th. Boly Mount of God
What though the streams ar. grand and
Though fair th. towery plain appears
Beneath th. sun's unclouded light
Th. god of Peiela's ancient seers
Bis heart It sad bis ljre aostruug
And bush'd In grief his tuneful tongue
While thought of distant bom. Intrude.
And melt him to an Infant mood.
Thus ever sloe that mournful day
Th. wanderer where'er a. roam.
Yields powerless to tbe gentle sway
And magic Influence f Homt;
Love every hallowed beam that plays '
Around that seen ef early days)
Loves all Its stories all Ita songs
In accents sweet of kindred tongues.
Thus to my weary heart return
Th. visions of my early hours j
Thus will my spirit sometimes yearn
To range again home's hallowed bowers.
What though I tread no foreign ilrandt
Though Frttdtm't Soil and Kattvt Land
Ar. ttiU my prld. while far I roamt
'Tls not my old familiar homel
I still must think Ibis fair spring day.
Upon that dear sequestered spot-
That spot. Id nsture's wild array.
While throbs my heart is ne'er forgot .'
Ne were my soul thus sordid grown
Wedded to earth and turn'd to stone
A blot on generous nature's plan
I would not call myself a man I
Still will home'a gentle memories
Unbidden steal around my heart"
The changing seasons as they rise
The soothing influence Impart;
Tls In each breath that stirs tha plain-
In every wild bird's warbling strain
Reveal 'd In every gentle thing
Whiaper'd In every voice ol spring.
Ilomtl sweetest holiest nsme of earth I
How sad that earth Is not thy friend t
That ties which clasp the social hearth
Swiftly to dlaaolution tend I
Surely these golden links ol bliss
Have higher purposes than this
Reunion's raptured hour shall come
In Virtue's fair Abiding Homel
IIhjx Connty (Sunday School
Convention held nt Mountain
City. March 30th and 3 1st
In pursuance of an appointment
made during its last session the Con-
vention met on Saturday March 3Qtb
1878 10 A. M.
House culled to order by the Presi
dent Hev. J. J. A. Roach.
Opening song "Whosoever will
Prayer by J. L. Pyle.
Address of welcome by the Presi
The committee on credentials repott
ed the following Sunday schools repre-
sented Science Hall by 8 delegates.
Mountain City G "
Blanco Chapel 2 "
Elm Grove 3 "
Live Oak 2 11
The Christian Suoday school at San
Marcos was represented by Elder J.J.
Williamson and the Sunday school ai
Mount Sharp by II. S. Odom.
By motion all members of Sunday
schools present were invited to partici
pate in the proceedings of tha Conven-
tion. Statistical reports of Sunday schools
reoeived and read.
Tbe Chair appointed the following
committee to preseotquestions for dis-
cussion at the next meeting J. L.
Pyle Jacob Hay W. F. Barbce J. E.
Walling J. M. Turner Elder J. J.
Tbe following amendment to Art.
V of the constitution was adopted
"Each Superintendent of tbe various
Sunday schools represented in thia
Convention shall be entitled to a scat
and allowed one vote in all questions
couiiog before tbe House."
By motion the following amendment
to tbe Order of Buoinena Insert after
So. 3 Enrollment of delegates "No.
4. Reading of former minutes." Wat
Tbe following resolution waj agreed
"Rfoltid. Thit tbe tbanka of tbe
Hays County Sabbath School Conven
tion be unanimously tendered .Mr. 1
U. Jaliao Editor of the Saa Marco
Free Press for former courtesies in
publishing its minutes without charge
and that ho bo requested to publish
the minutes of this meeting and that
we recommend all the mends ot too
Sabbath school cause in our county to
subsoribe for Baid paper as the conserva
tor ot the transactions ot tbis conven-
tion and the promoter of tbe moral and
religious progress of the society of
Adjourned till 3 P.M.
3 P. M House oalled to order by
Song "Home of the Soul."
Prayer by Rev. J.J. A. Roaoh.
Art. I of the Constitution was amend-
ed by striking out the three words "in
Tbe Chair appointed a committee
for the purpose of nominating officer!
for the next session and proposing the
next plaoe of meeting A. 1). Porter
Elder J. J. Williamson H. S. Odom
and Joe F. Brown
The Convention proceded to the dis-
cussion of the question
1. "How to interest youngsters in
tbe Sunday school."
The question was ably opened by
Rev. J. J. A Roach and the discus-
sion continued by Elder J. J. Wil-
liamson J. L. Pyle and Rev. A. M.
By motion of W. W. Andrews the
following question was added to the
list ' 7. The financial co-operation of
the Sunday school."
Adjourned till 7:30 P. M.
7:30 P. M The President in the
Song "Near the Cross."
Prayer by Rev. J- J. A. Roaoh.
Tbe Convention proceeded to the
discussion of the question
2. "How to cultivate the missionary
spirit among S. S. children."
Led by J. L. Pyle followed by Rev.
J. J. A. Roach and Joe F. Brown.
QuestioD5. "What is the authority
of Superintendents in enforcing disoi
pline aside from usago?"
Discussion led by Joe F. Brown
followed by J. L. Pyle Rev. J. J. A.
Roach Rev. H Smith and W. T. Mc
Question G "How long should a
Sunday sohool sessiou last?
Discussion led by John Y. Stephen
son and followed by Joe F. Brown.
Adjournment .till 9:30. A. M. Sab
bath 31st inst.
9:30 A. M. March 31st After sing
ing the Sunday school was opened by
reading from the Bible and prayer by
J. L. Pyle.
Suoduv school roll called.
Quarterly review and recitations in
the different classes.
After singing tbe Sunday sohool was
During recess song "Pass Me Not."
11:15 A. M. Divine service.
Prayer by Rev. A. M. Johnson.
Song "What a friend we have in
Rev. A. M. Johnson preached a most
appropriate sermon with reference to
After prayer by Rev. J. J. A. Roach
adjournment till 2 P. M.
2 P. M. House called to order by
Question 3. "How to get the aid
and co-operation of all parents?"
Discussion led by John Walling fol-
owed by A.Gomert.Rev. A. M.John-
son. Rev. II. Smith J. L. Pyle Rev.
J. J. A. Roach and Joe F. Brown.
The committee appointed for that
purpose reported for discusMon at the
next meeting tbe followidg questions
1. How should teachers prepare
themselves to teach ? Dr. J. H.
Combs J.E. Walling.
2- Should prizes be offered ai in-
ducement for attendance and perfect
lessons for intermediate classea T
Joe F. Brown. W- W. Andrews.
3- How many scholars should be in
each class? -W. L Kennedy John
4. Tbe Sabbath school iu history
5. Vocal SBoaie the value of in
seearing as aa aaxilarv aa iaterest ia
Sabbath ecbcK 1 A. Gomert 8. Luroo.
6. Tbe Sabbath School Convention
its end. aim and objects Rev. A. M
Johnson Cant. P. R. Turner.
7. How can we induce a paramount
interest in the study of tho Holy Bible
and reverence for its teachings aa
Revelation from God to man? Elder
J. J. Williamson Rev. II. Smith
Questions as proposed were adopted.
By motion of the same committee.
Rev. A. M. Johnson was requested to.
preaoh aa appropriate sermon at 11
o'olock A. M. on Sabbath of next Con7
vention Elder W. W. Wright alter-
nate. By motion the disetissioa of further
questions was dispensed with. '
The committee on nominations for
ext session nominated '
For President Joe F. Brown
1st Vice M -J. H. Combs
2d " " -W. W. Andrews
Seoretary P. R. Turner.
Place for next meeting the Chris-
tian Churoh at Sau Marcos.
Time Friday night before and in
cluding the fifth Sunday in September
the 27th 28th and 29th 1878.
Committee's report wag received and
Resolution offered by J. L. Pyle
Resolved That this Convention t
tender the citizens of Mountain City
and yieinity their heartfelt thanks for
their hearty cooieration in our meet
ing and for hospitable entertainment
of delegates and visitors. Passed.
By motion the Secretary elect is in.
struoted to invite all Sunday sohoola
in the county and adjoining neighbor-
hood to send delegates to the next
meeting of the Convention at Sara
Minutes read and adopted. No fur
By motion adjourned. ' v
Rev. J. J. A. Rc-Acn Pres.
A. Gomert Seo'y pro tern
Wonld'nt bo Pleased.
Some time ago there lived in Edin- .
burg a well known grumbler named
Sandy Blaok whose often reourring fits
of spleen or iodegestion produced some
amusing scenes of senseless irritability
which were highly rolished by all ex-
cept tbe brute's good patient little wife.
One morning Sandy rose bent on a
quarrel. Tho baddies and eggs were
excellent done to a turn and had been
ordered by himself the previous even-
ing and breakfast past without the look-
ed for compliment.
"What will you have for dinner
Sandy?" said Mrs. Blaok.
"A chioken madam" said the hus-
band. "Roasted or boiled?"
"Confound it madam if you had been
a good and considerate wifo you would
have known before this what I liked"
Sandy growled out and slamming tho
door beliend him left tbe house. It
was in the Spring and a friend who
present heard the little wife say:
Sandy's boot on a disturbance to-
day; I shall not pleaae him do what I
Tbe dinner time came and Sandy and
his friend sat down to dinner. The
fish were eaten in silence and on rais-
ing tbe cover of the dish before him
in a towering passion he oalled out:
"Boiled chicken! I hate it madam.
A chicken boiled is a chickeo spoiled."
Immediately tho cover wag raised
from another chicken roasted to a turn.
Madam I won't eat roast chicken.
roared Sandy: "you know how it should
have been cooked!"
At that instant a broiled chicken
with mushrooms was placed on the ta-
ble. Without green peas?" roared the
Here they are my dear said Mrs.
"How dare yon spend my money in
"They were a present" said the wifo
Rising from his chair and rwhing
from the room followed by a rr of
laughter from hi friend he clinched
his fiat ani shouted:
-How dare yoa receive a p"
without my leave?"
A standing joke Jttin opto offer
your seat tea lady ia a ear. and then
having her give it to her hasbaoj.
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