San Marcos Free Press. (San Marcos, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 23, Ed. 1 Saturday, April 13, 1878 Page: 4 of 8
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Sin MARCOS FREE PRESS I
it'h how ocr
TWICE AS LARGE
and conllni POUR Tl MES much Reading Met-
tr as heretofore.
lb comii.rl.on.lt will be found nearly large
Is the tialr-ln Dully A'mm to contain
'bout much reading matter.
it now aire!
FULL GENERAL NEWS-
l well as 'LOCAL
M III pttroot will need to tike fto other news-
paper. trice tho aame-only TWO DOLLARS k jeer
DOH'T I0II0W (VT
jO-8tIBNCIIIBB fOH IT1
ISAAC a JULIAN Editor.
BXK MARCOS TEXAS.
SATURDAY........ AP&IL 13.
Official Paper of Hay. and Blanco
We are happy to say that our cir-
'culatibn about Mountain City is in-
creasing notwithstanding the ohronio
opposition of a very few persons the
secret of which we have good reason to
believe is not what they so unjustly
od foolishly allege that we oharged
the Mountain City people through our
paper with dishonesty but grows out
'of narrow looal prejudice and blind po-
litical bigotry. This sort of opposition
we shall "live down" there as we havo
at homo in fact we have already lived
Stdown with slight excoption. Witness
the resolution to be found in the pro-
ceedings of the Sunday School Conven-
tion on our first page which shows the
drift of intelligent publio sentiment in
that quarter. We are gratified a this
expression of oonfidenoe and assure
our Mountain City friends and all oth-
thors that we shall do our best to mer-
it its continuance Our bitterest ene-
my will not presume to say that the
Fiiee Press has not been faithful to
the best interests of the communities
which it represents a fot which
ehould satisfy all reasonable people.
Miss Maud Grubbs daughter of
the mayor of Denison formorly of Ind
iana has gone on the stage.
In the Guadalupe Timet of yesterday
'there is ono subject for nearly every
articlo in the paper both selected and
editorial and that subject is "J. I."
San Antonio Herald.
Aspirants to office in this part of
'the "moral vineyard" appear to be "too
inodestby half." We notice by our
oxonanges that they are beginning to
"oome out" generally elsewhere. The
MoKfnney Enquirer already has about
forty announcements. l?ou't be buck'
ward gentlemen 1
A Vigilance committee in Denton
Vjounty took the law in their own hands
and hung a horso thief. The law fin-
ally reasserted itself and took the vig-
ilance committee in hand and two of
them have been sentenced to death
and three others to thirty years im-
prisonment in the jenitcntiry.
The president nominated BAYARD
Taylor to be minister to Berlin. The
Detection is a vast improvement over
that made for the Knglish mission.
Eayard Tatlor possesses many of
the necessary qualifications of a desir-
able ambassador. lie began his busi-
ness life as a printer's devil and is still
a newspaper man.
A mysterious character says an ex-
change known as "Many Cititcns"
will soon begin to figure extensively in
Texas. Many an anxious patriot baa
bis claims already paraded on paper a-
waiting the moment wben a friendly
newspaper will make an insertion on
Tat Xrirt-Ecko furoiabe the "hor-
rible intelligence" that the ladies of
that place baring taken a great inter-
est in the cau.a of local option a num-
ber of spitefully disposed anti-prohibitionists
are coospiriog to petition the
Legislature far local option on "snuff
dipping." This is too too cruel.
Try the celebrated "STAR SIIIRT. Geo. T.
Washisotoh. 1). C I
April 4 I
Hon. Montgomery Blair's resolution
which was passed by tr.o Maryland
legislature is a topio of general discus-
sion. The Attorney General of the
of tho State is by it direoted to show to
the Supreme Court of the United
States the fact that Maryland wan by
reason of frauds in the other States
deprived of hor just and constitutional
influence in the Eleotoral College in
1870 and a recount of the electoral vote
by order of the Court is aBked. Mr.
Blair's idea is of course that the in-
vestigations to be made by the Court
will bo thorough and that tho mat-
ters the Elootoral cominision declined
to consider the frauds in Louisiana &o
will be inquired into. .In order that
tho Court may tako action in the easo
an Act of Congress is necessary and
that will be presented this woek. Mr.
Blair is confident suoh an act will pass
without delay and that Mr. Tildon
will spend some portion of tbe coming
summer in tho White House Mr. Hay-
es retiring. He bIso believes that the
people will cordialy weloome the change
and that it will create no more excite-
ment than an ordinary legal proceed-
ing. I tiave never doubted that Mr.
Tilden was elected and was swindled
out of his seat and that whenever tbe
case could be properly brought before
the Supreme Court he would have his
rights and have not hesitated as
your files will show to suggest methods
of aotion but I have not the faith that
that Mr. Blair has in the early success
of his scheme. There is no good reason
for believing that Congress will pass
the necessary bill. Mr. Blair is not a
popular man with either Democrats
or Republicans. The Demoorats of the
House it is fair to suppose will not be
more united on this than on other sub-
jects. Republicans however muoh they
may dislike Hayes may hesitate .to
take aotion whioh is morally certain to
result in the inauguration of aDemo-
However there seems to be no con-
stitutional objection to the proposed
action and in good morals there is
every thing in its favor and so I hope
that all the bright anticipations of Mr.
Blair may be realized.
How MANY more train Jobberies
will it take to make the state police
system as popular in northern as it is in
western Texas? If the present order
of things continues it is not improb-
able that such an institution will be
the demand of the whole state by tbe
time the sixteenth legislature assem
bles. Galveston hew.
The San Antonio correspondent of
the Galveston News does not think
that Mr. Schleicher committed the 'un-
pardonable Bin' by voting against the
silver bill; on the contrary thinks his
strength is unimpaired. He says:
The fact that he was uninstrncted is
taken into due consideration by the
silver men who although difloring
with him are not disposed to 'crucify
him' for an error. He is regarded as
a strong man who can wield a greater
powor in the interests of Western Tex-
as in Congress than any other availa-
ble man who could be selected to suc-
ceed him. .
The Victoria Advocate refenrg
to Judge Ireland's late pronuncia-
mcnto says he never appears to such
disadvantage as in communicating with
the public by means of a published let-
ter. It says his late effort shows per-
sonal bitterness and a lack of true
statesmanship which discovers danger
to the ship of State before the vessel is
actually in their midst and leaves the
reader in doubt as to whe-
ther he is aspiring to the
Governorship or a seat in Coneress.
The San Antonio Expte concurs as
to the last clause.
The Ro?kdaIe Mtttcngrr says the
local paper is an absolute necessity to
the county and community where it is
published. All the city papers cannot
surply the place of the home paper.
The paper gives the county and town.
where printed much of importance in
the world and gives in detail the local
news which cannot be obtained
through any other source. Every
week's issue of the paper so much
local historr : and the rise growth and
development of the town and county
can tx measured and recorded only ty
the local newspaper that U constantly
gathering if itewe
Whenever a fellow attempts to use
a newspaper and can't de it be geaer-
aly proposes to start a new one jot to
fill "a want long felt."
Co. Tex. Mareh zu iota.
Ed. Free Press: According
nrnmiuft T rlrnn VOU a few lines to
you and your many readers know h
things are going off in this part of God's
.r T lft home ou tho 2d
of this month passing through San
Antonio thence to Handera ana mei
n mv rnen. without trouble or acci
dent!; found all up and lively; ewes
having lambs and goats dropping kius
.nil nil rioht. We . after a tew uay
lnnHnff nrnund and regulating of my
flock I got all in proper shape. About
this time I had several parties 01 visit
ors and pleasure hunters and game
hunters &c also a party of surveyors
who persuaded mo to take a hunt with
them. We struck out across the beau-
liful rollinir Drairie covered with nico
Brass lookins almost like a wheat neia
... . .
with here and there a herd ot aeer or
lnnMv one bv himself- After pass
ing across this beautiful prairia we
struck for the Frio and Neueces brakes
straight for the bear range where we
arrived late in the evening but early
enough to have a fat bear's ribs for
supper. We had soarcely camped and
one of the party struck out to kill i
turkev for our supper when he return
ed in haste stating that there was a
fine bear within 300 yards of our camp.
Well suffice to say we went for him
with sixteen well-trained dogs and six
untrained men. but we. or rather the
dogs brought him to a halt and he
urnn H Unntehed in haste. We still
oontinued tho bunt next day killing
some deer turkey. &o. As to killing
deer and turkey it is not much of a
job up here. We also went tor a bee
cave with the vim of men loving the
good things of tho earth. We got a
fine lot of honey and after a good
time in general we returned to the
ranoh and found all right and lovely.
W. S. GtJLLETT.
Ileitis from Onlou Creek etc.
Biles. Sr.. was severely stun
ned by a fall from his horse last week.
Ho will buokle the girth hereafter.
Mr. J. Wrigh't a relative of R. J.
Sledge was also seriously hurt by a
Elder J. J. Williamson lost his po
nies but was made happy by a present
of a fine young horse; R. J. Sledge
was tbe donor.
At the residence of the bride's fath
er Miss Mary E. Wilson to Mr Joel
H. Thomas; Elder J. J. Williamson
The beautiful residonce of Jerry
Nance on Plum creek is nearly finish
The saloon keeper at Onion creek
has joined the Templars.
Most of the cotton planters have
The most forward and beautiful gar-
den in the county is at Pecan Springs.
Information is received that ar-
rangements are in contemplation under
which the International and Great
Northern railroad will run two daily
trains over its line leaving Houston at
7 30 a. M--and7 P. Mt ths morning
train carrying the mails and connecting
with the early train from Galveston.
The Texas and Pacifio road already
runs two trains daily and the Texas
Central is about to do so and it is ex-
pected that the St. Louis Iron Moun-
tain and Southern railroad will make
close connection by a similar arrange-
ment. The idea of a fait Central train
from Hempstead to Austin arriving at
the latter place about 4 r. M. is more-
over under consideration. The exac-
tion of such a plan will certainly be a
great convenience to the business and
traveling community .-Galvaton Neic
A striking illustration of the hard
times among politicians as well as a-
mong other folks is afforded in the fact
that among the special police sworn in
at the Capitol the other day were two
ex- Governors one ex-Judsre and one
ex-Congressman and several promi-
nent State politicians who have been
haoging about Washington for months
waiting for something to torn up.
That excellent paper the Detroit
Free Press ia giving special attention
to Southern interests historical rem-
eoicenc local descriptions etc. In a
Ute commncaUoa to as tbe editors say:
As previously announced. Tbi Free
Pre will cheerfully publish letters
descriptive ot tbe advantages of any
locality ia tbe tooth requirioc only
that tach letter be briet and to tbe
point aad authenticated by the name
of a respectable citiree. We specialy
iarite such Utters fro a your locality.
IV If AT JiriUUIOIJ AllVlilt'
It has beeu said that "tho road to
fortuuo is through printors ink ; and
the truth ot tut maxim has been over
and over again exemplified in the cases
of many whom wo might mention
whoso success has been brought about
bv liberality aud judicousness in ad-
vertising. Ono ot the most recent
and notable instances is thatot Mr. h.
Lum Smith the energetic young pro-
prictor of "Smithograph" Manufactur-
ing Company of Phila. who is in-
debted for his presont remarkable suc-
cess to his firm belief in the efficacy of
printers Ink. New York Gruplut
Sept. 25. 1877. . .
For the benefit of those who do not
know what a "Smithograph is we
may say that it is a roost ingenious lit
tie instrument by tbe aid ot wnieh
any person young or old can copy all
kinds of pictures photographs etc
Not only that but it is a most mvalu-
able aid to beginners in Drawing and
is used by Architects Engravers Art-
ists Teachers Milliners and in fact
almost every branch ot business where
copying enlarging or reducing pio-
tures plans designs patterns eta. is
necessary. For transfering Black
board illustrations in Sabbath sohools
etc it is invaluable. .......
As a proof of the favor in which this
useful Drawiug instrument is held by
those most oompetent to judge of its real
merits we are gratified to state that it
tia.n intrnHimftrl into some
of the best sohools in Philadelphia
New York. .Boston aua otner largo
cities. The mothod of working it is so
simple and easy of comprehension
that it is just what should be placed in
me nanatj 01 evei uuuu cw v 0
vr moiifiart for mfirfl advanced
OT II GU UVVuwiiuvw iv -
art studies affording them not only a
never-euding tuna oi amusemeui uui
boing the means of instilling into their
:..... A t.t Aratoino nnrl rlevelon-
ing any aptitude for that beautiful ac-
complishment which they may possess.
If lino noan nmnnnnftftd bv the Dress
ill UUO UblU we- vm
as well as artists everywhere to be ab
solutely pertect ana as a panur -
.JUiiil it. ia insr. what everVDOr-
son should Dlace in the hands ot his
children. . .
The price of the "Smithograph has
just been reduced to the low sum of
25 cents by mail or with Crayons
Paints Pencils Holders iilenders
Paper Easy cop'es etc Complete
Active Agents given good employ
ment everywhere belling Staple
Goods Games Novelties Notions
Patents Pictures Fancy (xoods
Frames. Chromos Engravings Ma
chinery Medicines Subscription
T?--ka 1VT a (ravin AD Partem. Stationery.
Specialities Jewelry Toys. New In
ventions and one inousauu uuiemut
articles being advertised in the
Agents' Herald. Answer no other
Advert;sement invest no money in
A lunta1 dnnAa until vou have sent for
..guuvu . -
a Annif mnA aaan hn niftnV hftrd timCS
offers of over 100 responsible advertis
ers in the HERALD wanting Ageuis.
Scores of rare offers to beginners and
others out of employment. Every
wide-awake Agent should at once place
himself in direct communication with
all flvtn'a morvn7 VlAm wild Want AcentS.
by sending his permanent address for
insertion in inu umjr njcu iucnui;
published in the world.
Active Agents wanted. Circulars
tAma AtI onft A VlPfl II t.I fill 1014 Ed
graving of tie ' Smithograph" together
with samnle card and full particulars
of the Agents' Herald a large 32
column 8 page paper brim full of new
attractive aud saleable goods etc all
for a green stamp (no postal cards
L. LUM SMITH fublisner
717 Sansom St. Philadelphia.
FOREIGN LITERATURE. SCIENCE. AND ART.
Tho Kci Eamo reorints montblr from ell the for.
elgu QatrterliM Keviewa Meiiuiuea and Jour-
nal! lutir cuolceit comente Including Eaaaye
Scientific Pepen. Biographical Sketches Tales
Storiea and roema. Tbe Held ot aeiection la erj
large and it it belltved that the Eclectic pre.
acuta a greater variety and higher atandard ot
Literature than any periodical that dependa ex-
clusively upon home talont.
A knowledge of the current literature of other
couutrira ia ludiapenaable to all who would keep
pace with tbe progreaa of the age; and tbe Ko-
i.acric oflera the oeat opportunity for obtaining
thia knowledge at a moderate price.
in u.eiieral Literature eucn writer ae itigm non.
W. K'. Gladstone. Jamea Anthony Kroule Mat-
ibew Arnold Cbarlee Kingtiey Francie Power
Cobbe Uslie Sleph'O. Arthur Helps Airred
iniiTMt.Tnoniae Hughes William Black Mra.
Olipnanl Tbomaa hardy Turgenieff William
liorria. Miss Thackeray and others equally emi-
nent are represented in fta pagee.
In Science tbe heat arllclea of toch thinkers and
wrilere as Profs Huxley end Tyndall. Hlcbard
Proctor B. A.. Prof. Owen w. n. B. carpenter.
Max Holler f. "ormau Loceyer St. George Mi-
Tsrt K. B. Taylor aud others are git-en.
The KciscTio oftVra lie readera tbe best aerial
atories together with the abort atoriee for which
the tngllsh migaxinee hare a high anddeaereed
Its Editorial Departments comprise Literary
mini (dralinr with torrent home books.) For-
eire Literary Notee Science and Are (summer-
taiag hrieSy the new d seoeeriee and achievements
la this Beid.) and Varieties (consisting ml choice
extracts from ant books and foreign journals.)
Each nam her contains a Fine steel angraeiag -
smelly e portrait execute) In the beet manner.
lsaaa. Single copies 4S crate; awe copy esse
year as; two copies. are copies 2. Trial
rabocrtpUesni lor three aaMths. $1. Tbe Ecue-
tic and any S4 Msraaine to eee addreaa tl-
SPECIAL OFFER TO HEW SCBSCKIBKU.
The publisher take pleasure la annoeecing
that be has made arroegemoato which reikis him
sa feiraisk to every swbecnbcT te the tcumc (tar
are aVatlar M syMiiioe to tbe regular sveeertntiem
rtca) a largo aad IM ateel ewg.aviBc; eatiUed
Tb.e ewrravtaer te frwaa ewe el Laoaaeer's taos
celebrated paiatiac. and repreeeate a H'rhiaod
rrt swrreeWrd by a erwwp of fcerne which she re
IVawiVf . while bee yoaag bewtber baide stately
pats aatsrra. probably tbe trophy of snme er-
aser cbeee. Tbe use of the plat ia IftsCT fecbaa
prisrtra ej bear plate paper making a pinurw
mm labia M tbe wall es aay reea. 1 mm rewaiar
mncm at IbM caeie t bat we tarsus it
awiy ea eabaenbera as tb I came.
itiaea. C K FELTOK. Fubrieber
U heats Bine. rw I or ft.
JIalonc Agt for
-II E BTATK itV TKiaS
To tub Sirtfrirr oa ant Constable of
llAVS UOUSTY-UREETINa ;
You are hereby commanded that you
summon the mianown heirs successors
or legal representatives ot'Thomus A Vi.
linms deceased whoso names and place
of rcsidenooaro unknown by publication
of this citation in s mo newspaper pub-
liahed in Uaya county for eight weeks to
be and appear uetoro the lion. Di-trict
Court of bays county on tlio
gtl ITlonrlar In September I ST 8
then and there to answer tho petition of
John P. blessing bled in said court
against the mid unknown heirs of Thorn is
A. Williams deceased and James
Franks Nathaniel Franks D. t . Franks
Henry C. Skaags. Louisa F Skaggs ltobt.
M. Skaggs Win. II. Skxggs Mary E.
Skaggs Ada. It Skaggs Ellen R. bkages
w iley B. 8kaggs Win. B. Wiley Mary
F.Vilcy Atta D.Wiley Wm. Clifton
fionry Uilton D. S. Carnahan Mary
McUuire Jcnu.e E. Robinson R. L.
Robinson. J. C. Alexander Mary L. Al-
exander Harvey N. Alexander Jesse H.
Alexaudor and alleging that said un-
known heirs and said Mary MoOuire
Jennie E Robinson R. L. Kobhwon J
C Alexander M. L. Alexander H. N.
Alexander and J. 11. Alex nder are
co-tenants with plaintiff and jointly
own all of one-half league of land situa-
ted iu Hays oounty Texas granted to Z.
Hinton boing survey number four
and described as loliows : Beginning
at the southwest corner of survey
No. 7 made for Oorbin at a
stake and mound ; thence south forty-6ve'
deg. west tour thousand nine huudrcd
miM. t a atalroAnrl mnund : thene.l horth
45 deg. west 1760 varas. a branch runs
BOUtb H57U Varae urunuu ruus
south 28H9 varas a stake) and mound j
l..unnth AH Ann nnur. 40il0 VHTHR. lfl.
UICUI.D HU.VU V wg 1 - -
terBeots the west boundary line of league
I A I . I.
jNo. 7 a state nnu mounu ) mouw suu
00 deg. east 2950 varas to the beginning.
And also alleging that said J. Franks
N. Franks D. P- Franks H. C. Skaggs
R. l. Slracrrs; W. Hi
Skaggs M-TB. Skaggs. A. R. baegs E:
R. Skaggs W.B. Skaggs. W. B. Wiley.
M F Wiley. A D. Wiley W-Clifton
and H. Uitton noia porwon
C co.'il lnr.il arltrnriir.lv t.fl these CO' ten1
ants and praying judgment for the re
coveryot saiu iana to tnuso uu-wjuuuio
tor damages co?ts special and general
relief Also alleging that 1). S Carna-
han sets up a chum adverse to theEe par-
ties which makes a cloud upon the title
l- tk... nnjanant. nnrl nalrmtr Ihr removal
of same dnmnges costs special ard gen
eral reliei anu praying ior jiurnnuu u-
tween these co tenants herein named for
costs and special and general relief.
Herein fail not but make due return of
this writ as the law directs
W'r.nnm mv hnnd and the seal of said
court. March 21. A. D. 1878.
I L.S.J ISD.J.L GREEN
Men. 30- 8w
Clk. D. C. H. C.
ISAAC H. JULIAN
II AGENT JL
SAN MARCOS TEXAS.
Will buy and sell Land and Towri Lots'
for a reasonable commission pay taxes
for non-residents and do a general
Land Agency busines3. An extensive
acquaintance and correspondence in
other States and in " immieration cir
cles" FKEE ADVERTISING and
oromDt and careful attention to busi
ness are among the advantages he can
offer to his patrons.
His position as Notary Publio will
be a further advantage in facilitating
Office in tbe Free Press building
next door to the Post Office.
PROPERTY FOR SALE
BV THE ABOVE AGENCY :
A fine Mill property obont twelve miles from
San Marcos on tbe San Marcos Hirer consisting;
ot grin mill saw mill cotton gin and cotton
press toeether with six acres of lar.d. Pronounc-
ed tbe best water-power on tbe river. A flrat-
class opportunity for an investment of this cbar-
tcter. Terms reasonable.
Farm of 70 acres on the Blanco three and
hall miles from San Marcos In sight of the Aus-
tin road ; 45 acres In cultivation. Inclosed by a
number one cedar fence ; suflicienl hou.e room lor
a family of ordinary sise ; good epring; teuant
home; 85 bearing peach trees; outhouses. A
very desirable place.
A very pleasant home In Sen Marcos consisting
of a house and lot. we II Improved. The house ie
an extraaubstantial and comrcrtable one contain-
ing three room a. There Is an excellent never-
falling wellot water. The lot ia incloaed with
A bouse and lot In (an Marcos pleasantly and
conveniently located. Tbe boose la a com for tab e
one ol three rooiut. Lot inclosed and an excel-
lent well of water on the premi.es. A pleasant
home. Is for sale or rent.
Between 200 and 230 acres or land about 1. 'a
mllos aowlh-weet from San Marcos. Abont ne-
thlrd of it ia good for cultivation would make a
splendid ranch for all kinds ot atock. Plenty ol
timber and rock for building and fencing pnr-
poes. Bclatee ooe-ihird of a water-hole rill
aell In quantities to suit purchasers.
A fractional block In central San Marcos. Bear
the College od tbe Brat elevation twardo the
BBoantains a street oa every eide ; caoapneee
abeat three fall leu; cedar live oak elm and
etber timber; eituatioa anaarpaaaeal for beaaty.
Has on il a comfortable frame dwelling beese
two reams and hall. The place ie equally well
adapted la a private residence or for the location
of a church school or etber pablic parpoec. Will
be seal lew for cash. Title perfect.
V acre aT land ia Uvalde Co aa the Priea
flrstrate land either for farming or raaiof ;
eapplf af umber. Title soar Bleed .
Hhstrated Monthly Magazine.
tack Member eeataiae Thirty-tare Pageaje
reaaieg. meny Use Wee Cat lllaetratiema aa
aae Catered Pleta. A beaatirel Gertea sgaaiaa.
pnated aa elecaas paper. Bad fall of isrferaaauea).
la tartb aad varmaa. Trice 1 J a rear: Fe
Wck'a newer ani Teratle 6aJeVa. SO eaaU "
Bsfer re-rere ; la alegent cloth earvere $1
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