San Marcos Free Press. (San Marcos, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 45, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 22, 1885 Page: 2 of 4
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paper tlio Ixint ndTMtiNiutf luflJlum.and ha
tb Lent printing offlc betweon Anatin and
Kan Antouio. It olroulataa oonidurbl
North as well a Sooth. A lire paper de.
voted to tbo davelopioent aud program of
tha couulry. Jufforaonlaa Democratic in
politic. Ban Marcos the count seat is a
urowinir town of soma 2000 inhabitant
It is situated on the International and Groat
Northern Railroad running from St. Louis
via. Aiutiu tha capital of the Stit and
Han Autouio her largcHt city into Mexico
fiau Marcos is thirty m from Atutin and
fiftr nilo from Bitu An'otiio. It is noted
for iU religious ami nrlthMiinmi privileges
and as the center of a hjiloudid agricultural
and stock conn try and excellent community
also for tha celebrated Npriugs half a mile
above which boil op from the bowels of the
earth at tha foot of the mountains forming
tha Han Marcos river and constituting at
once a great natural curiosity and inexhaus
tible water power. It already has water
works an ice-factory several mills etc.
The Fnr.a Paeas has bf en published by
its Dreaent proprietor for twelve years. It
is well established and gaining steadily in
public favor. Kspecial attention is called
to the ohabactkb of its circulation. It
goes among the best class of well-to-do
farmers and business men. In this respovt
it has no supKiuok in thb stats. See table
of advertising rates on first page.
tsTbe Fau Pbbss offloe also has all the
requisite facilities for doiug all kinds of Job
Printing in the beet modern styles at Aus-
tin Sun Antonio and Galveston prices. Call
and see samples. Prompt attootion given
to orders from a distance.
War between Urccco aud Turkejr la
Tha antral Text frcabjbrj are
in session in Anatio.
Canon Farrar of Westminister Ab
bey is on a visit to tha United Statos.
One-fourth of tbe population of tha
United States ia aitoated in incorpor
ated citica and towns.
II W. Shaw better known aa"Joah
Billings" died suddenly at Monterey
Col. on tbo 14th inst
Julian Field haa received the ap
pointment of postmaster at Fort
Worth vice lira. Uurchill whose com
mission bad expired.
The liaptiHt Herald copies a con
sidorablo portion of our late editorial
"The Religious Press and Reform'
and gives its approval.
To Our Friends and the Public.
"Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And never brought to min' t
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And days o' lung syne ?"
The Fkeb Fbebs now numbers near
ly twelve years nnder the charge of
its present editor and proprietor. It
has aeen San Marcos rise from its
primeval Etate as a dull little hamlet
to its present prosperous and promis
in" position. It haa during all this
time been steadfast in its devotion to
the best interests of the community
in which it has had its home. The
majority ot its patrons will recollect
the long dark weary days and years
of its e:ir!itr probation when with the
most diligent attention and the
closest economy it was difficult to
. "make both ends meet;" and when in
Addition it incurred the causeless
distrust of somo and the hostility of
others as the result of ignorant pre
The Fkee Piiess therefore thinks it
may now fairly claim to share in the
more prosperous condition which it
has contributed its mito toward bring
ing about Wo ask the public to con
sider this matter and decide for
themselves whether its claim is not
just It is well known that the paper
has never been found wanting in just
commendation of every worthy word
and work in this community while it
haa not hesitated i cniicine and con
demn when duly to truth ;uul tin
people required it. licsidub always
championing the material interests of
our loculjJjSA the Vm& Piiess has ever
been the steadfast aocate of genu-
ine Democracy the rights and best
interests of the people Law and Or-
der Peace. Temperance Universal
Education and Practical Christianity
in all its legitimate manifestations.
It is no wonder therefore that
while it has hosts of friends it also
has some bitter enemies; but it being
well kuown that the latter have been
juude iu consequence of its devotion
to what it conceived to be the claims
pf duty and the bost interests of so-
ciety the fact of its having thus made
enemies should be placed to its credit
by Ji good people.
The present prosperous outlook
consequent npon the prospect of a
full crop prompts the suggestion
that now ia a first-rat time to in rite
an extension of the circulation of the
old San Marco Fxx Pais. We
mill be glad to take tha subscription
of any reliable party payment to be
made the first of January next We
pogLt and bop to doable our sub-
scription list within a year. In order
to encourage the Bending of copies
abroad we will furoih two topic for
We respectfully solicit the kind eo-
ppratkn of friend of the Fan Paxaa
at the various postoracea aa TiHon
The North Central and South
American Exposition at New Orleans
will open November 10th and ia ex
pected to continue to about Apri. 1
Senator Kleberg of Cuero has re
ceived the appointment to the Federal
district attorneyship for the western
district in place of A. J. Evans re
President Cleveland has suspended
from office the chief justice of New
Moxico because he appointed the
notorious ex-Senator Dorsey a com-
missioner to draw grand aud petit
jurors for that territory.
It has lately come to light that but
few of the liquor dealers of Galves-
ton are actually made to pay the li-
cens required by law. It is shrewdly
surmised that being favorites of the
powers that be they may be pretty
generally favored in this way.
In the course of bis reminiscences'
in the Galveston Christian Advocate
llev Mr. Thrull states that James G.
Hardin an early Methodist preacher
was the father of John Wesley Har
din the noted desperado now an in
mate of the ponitentiary at Hunts-
The present administration cannot
be said to ignore editors in Texas in
the way of promotion to office as wit-
ness the appointment of C. F. Bailey
of the Rockport Transcript as collec
tor at Corpus Christi and E. D. Linn
of the Victoria Advocate consul at
Prof. Girardeau writes to Judge Da
vis vice-president of the Texas PreBS
Association placing in his bands his
resignation of tho Presidency of said
Association. Having no longer any
connection with the Texes press he
is no longer entitled to hold the posi
tion. Judge Davis will succeed to it
till another election shall be had.
Aa laeiraMbl RlaadVr."
Hon. E. D. Liuo editor of tho Vio
toria Advocate and member of the
Legislators publishes the letUr
Gov. Ireland which appeared in our
last issue throwing eold water on
immigration to Texas and comments
as follows i
Years ago Gov. Ireland announced
his hostility to immigration ond was
largely instrumental in securing the
existing constitutional inhibition
against state encouragement to meas-
ures intended to attract population.
We hoped however that his views ol
. . i . l - i 1
Hie BUDjoct nau ueuu mtitur vuurui
changed or considerably modiuuil
but such appears not to have been
the case. With millions of acres of
tilable land uncultivated for want of
population Gov. Ireland announces
witu all toe auinomy mat aiiacnes
to bis position as chief executive t thut
the " policy of the state M antagonizes
immigration. It is not creditable to
the stuto of Texas that such a state-
ment should be technically true and
we thcreforo think it art inexcuauble
blunder for Gov. Ireland to go out of
his way to advertise the fact His
statement that "our descendants wil!
be elbowing each othor into the seas
in order to find standing room in the
neur future evidences a defective
judgment unworthy of the most su
nerhcial thinker wnen lexas nas
10000000 population instead of 2
G00.00O. even then there would be
room for millions more wiluuut in
convenient crowding. Aud until that
time comes Gov. Ireland s position
on that question is absurd.
Justice Loan Delayed.
When Mr. Tilden was a candidate
for President and subsequently talk
cd of for that position it will be re-
collected that the New York Tribune
was one of his most bitter and un
scrupulous defamers. Nothing in its
estimation was too bane to charge
against him. Now however though
probably to serve an equally dis
honest purpose it does him justice as
If Mr. Tilden bad become Presi
dent in 1876 he would have set the
Democracy upon its feet for years
He would have postponed problems
of politics and the tariff. He would
have choked wild experiments in fi
nance. He would have harmonized
and drilled the clamorous factions of
his party without too scandalous an
abuse of the patronage. He would
have organized campaigns without
quite turuing the Treasury into i
machine shop. He would have trans
acted the business of the Executive
office with punctilious care and ob-
served its forms and ceremonies with
irreproachable decorum. He would
have been respected ; and when at
lust he retired he would have passed
for perhaps the very ablest adminis
trator who ever occupied tne presi
The Free Phess finds solid comfort
in the following passage from a con
Unjust and personal newspaper at
tacks never disturb the equanimity of
un honest man. When an editor pays
his debts treats everybody fairly aud
kindly und comports himself with
respect to publio opinion he cannot
be injured by attacks from men who
lack these qualities.
We find some further interesting
piissnges in the reminiscences of Rev
S. Thrall in the Christian Advo
cate. He was stationed at Austin in
1846-7 and there being no church
preached in the Capitol. He had to
support himself by teaching Austin
must have been a very poor sort of a
pluce at that time. We make the
following extract ;
April 26 : " Preached in the morn-
ng; saw in my congregation jov.
Henderson General Burleson ex-
President Lamar Gov. Kunnells
Judge Hemphill E. M. Pease and a
majority of the members of the Sen-
ate and Houoe." It will be remem-
bered that I was the only preacher in
the city and almost the only occasion
that brought out the ladies was
preaching. Of course the other sex
Mocked to church Albeit when they
had shows political meetings balls
or other parties they were held in the
same useful state euince.
Bnlinc ef Comptroller Swais a tbe LI-
ability or DrarriU.
Special TeWgraia U tha Statmnan.
Ditim. October 19. Colh-ctor Gd-
iespis recently informed the several
druggiftbs 0f this city by notice that
no person oould sell spirituous vinous
or malt liquors or medicated bitters
in any form or for any purpose with-
oat payment of tbe rixi.br liquor
dta'ers' tax To be certain this view
waa correct the collfctar wrote to
Comptroller Swain for bis opinion on
as follows: iner u
ST. LOUIS LETTER.
From our Kegular Correspondent
St. Louis Oct. 15 1885.
Ed. Free Press : The city hus set
tled down to its normal condition af-
ter a wild we-k of pyrotechnic enjoy
ment festivals Veiled Prophet's pro-
cession Trades Pageant Exposition
horse racos a big fair a big "Strike "
of the " Knights of Labor " several
riots resulting in bloodshed and loss
of life. The throngs of humanity
have left the city and the streets look
deserted. Theatre audiences are
slim and the hotels look empty offset
however by tbe plethoric condition of
tbe hotel keeper's pocket book from
the week's harvest The Zoological
garden is closed for the season at the
spacious "Grounds." No more
this year will be seen there the lions
and the kangaroos the monkeys and
The Bhow is over. The fun is over
aud every one has returned to his
monotonous task to lay tip coal and
recuperate financially and get ready
for the mid winter carnival of concerts
dances and theatrical engagements
of the "Stars" the kings and queeus
of tbe stage who never fail to show
up and rake in the ducats of their ad
There has been a half dozen brutal
murders in the city these past few
days. Two occured hyt night Mar
tin Henry a hurley brute who keeps
dirty drinking dive on 5 av. and
Market streets choked and kicked a
drunken man to .loath last evening
because his inebriated customer in-
sulted him and yesterday a respecta-
ble looking stranger named Slawson
wis found Ivintr on the floor of one
Ryan's saloon with his head in a pool
of blood and dying.
Two bartenders named Sylvester
and Lizarus after making Slawson
drunk proceeded to rifle his pocket
and take bis life. -
John J. Harvey the young man who
was shot and killed by police officer
Hannan for an alleged participation
in the street car strike and "riot" of
Uet vr-L was buried from his reti-
nolhire in the Uw regulating vinoas j denes yefcUrday afternoon.
.rvnitn m nta?! lwiTmra or nfllOtl .1 m-a tjMt.Ijt tiv mrrt-nl hncdretl
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Ury agent ana win wow u. u batrrs that exempts a dmkfit irom fc KB;cllUof Labor." The - KnijjbU"
cvcnrniswion. A" pHuitni paying usa tax ooi rym u
authorized to art aa agents. We also j is only need ia tie compounding ol
... tha a of acuv. ; prP"- urviy .a - -
kepn'i h tbe raliugs ot tiia de-
and reli-U agU to solicit for ns fTll lo ttur'
tpociaiiy to wbota a Lbral eornaus- ietfl j 'in i tfc ne as Las
aua will b paid. j pr jtdbUU- 1 It tUcrpUolUr's
. ja ' iiezya jaent for uc yetr. aal if it
ltati iBfole tbe law a&J not tb
oSxrs art to Mao
fitm Ost ktUl 0mssit.
Wasmnoto. Oct 13 1881
Congress will aasuiublsiu six weeks
and the election of a speaker aud the
organization of the Committees will
probably be accorop!tbod with less
trouble than At any rvvious Congress
for thirty years. Mr. Carlisle will be
elected without ojosition and
have no doubt las already on paper
the arrangement of tha principal coin
mi t toes. There is oo reason why Con
gress should not transact considers'
ble business before Christmas. If it
shall sucooed in getting a good start
it will have time for mom deliberation
and debate on the appropriation bills.
The appropriations to be asked for by
the different Cabinet officers will be
considerably loss than has been asked
by previous Republican administra
tions. Much has been accomplished
in the direction of economy j useless
employes have been discharged leaks
have been stopped and thousands of
dollars have been saved in every De
partment There is no reason why
the debates on the appropriation bills
should consume more than two or three
days each. Heretofore they have
been protracted for a week or more
and thou hurried through half made
up in the closing days of the session.
The dulav in the passage of the bills
has been on account of Democratic
opposition to thoir extravagance and
the jobs with which they were loaded
But tbe Republican minority in tbe
lower house cannot without stultify
ing tbemselve oppose tbe coming ap-
propriations for they will be for smal-
ler amounts than they have often ad
vocated and voted for.
All signs point to a smooth busi
ness-like session as far as the lower
House is concerned There is pro
bability of considerable agitation of
the tariff question and possibility of
surprises in tne springing oi new
issues. Tbe Chinese question is still
unsettled and the labor question in
its different phases is sure to come np
Tbe Senate will in all probability
be a centre of greater interest at tbe
Capitol than tbe House. Several Re
publican Bourbon Senators have re
cently shown their incapacity to learn
or forget The delirium Shermans
has also a firm hold on Logan and
Hoar. They will doubtless rave and
mumble in the Senate this winter.
Not even time can teuch old Senators
new tricks. The Republican party is
absolutely without an issue. Sher
man and his imitators know that the
old sectional bloody shirt romance is
more easily rehashed and is more con-
venient for their party than the hope
less task of defending its long record
of official rottenness and corruption.
Tbe even and conservative policy
of the President has left the Republi-
ans without even the semblance of
ground for objection and has abso
lutely forced them to take up again
the bloody shirt.
The President and his Cabinet af
ford but little material now for
newspaper gossip. They are cease-
less in their application to their spe-
cial duties and are giving all their
spare time to the preparation of their
annual reports. President Cleveland s
candor is remarkable to say the least
and it is new at the White House.
Hayes was sniffling and insincere;
Garfield was a gusher profuse in
promise; Arthur was dignified and
exclusive but Cleveland is what some
one has called "brutally candid.'1
During the last week several delega-
tions have been told that it was use
less for them to visit the White House
as their wishes could not be complied
with and a committee of Dakota
Democrats were very bluntly inform-
ed that a man whom they came to op
pose would receive the appointment
But the most remarkable illustra-
tion of the President's candor is found
in the correspondence that has just
been published regarding the tele
Under previous administrations
such a mistake as the Department of
Justio was led into would have been
corrected without publicity or buried
in silence but the President not only
rea aired the Attorney-General and
bis solicitor to reconsider their action
but gave tbe correspondence about it
to tbe press. There is something to
admire in this act of his as well as
in tbe promptness with which Mr.
Garland and Mr. Goo.le assented to
his wishes but they will receive no
credit from the partisan papers
which are always on the alert for sub-
jects of criticism but never free any-
thing to commt'Ovl.
crops throughout tha country and
compared Ilium wun hip nuunoiaj out
look and we went both of the decid
ed oi)inion that thero will be plenty
of food and money as soon us the
croos becin to move. There has been
a large harvest of wheat and other
cereals while the corn and stock will
be productive of splendid result.
The farmers who are in debt should
easily relieve themselves by the results
of their summer's work. Railroad
traffic will be splendid. Tbe shops
are sUirtinp Up everywhere and me-
chanics and laborers will receive good
wages. Now if Congress commits
no foolish act in dealing with finance
tariff eta this season of prosperity
ws are about entering into should
continue for a long time at least un
til there is a succession of failures in
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crops. XI l were a iarmer a woumi
not be in a hurry to sell my produce
unless I were in debt It is my opin-
ion that the prices will continue to
steadily advance so that a very good
interest will be secured on the money
in the produce. Yon will see no
more wheat sold at 70 cents as was
tha case last year and hogs in the
Central States will not come down to
those low figures of last soason. Peo-
ple will consume more stuff than they
nave been consuming because tho
manufactories will be running at a
hiffh velocity. The factories you
see have been closed practically for
eichteen months on account of an
oversupply but they will run now at
the highest speed.'
The Doty of a Kewapsper Man.
A Newspaper man has his duty laid
out before him as plainly as the sol
dier the minister the police officer
or the governor of a state. It is his
duty to advance and improve bis town
and people to expose lawlessness
and crime and try to have it suppress-
ed ; to support religion and education
and to always strike for peace. When
he does this he does his duty to him-
self his people and (partly) to bis
God. and instead of being blamed for
it he should be applauded and en-
couraged in the good work. If a citi-
zen comes to him with a complaint
about some evil it is the duty of the
newspaper man to publish or print
such complaint and try and rid tbe
town of such evil if he believes it to
be the wish of the good people of his
town. In his fearless discbarge of
his duty he should receive the hearty
support of bis best fellow citizens
but we are sorry to say they too of-
ten seem to think him their worst
enemy instead of their bost friend.
A New Departure By Cleveland.
Washington October 19. All the
bureau and department officers are
engaged in preparation of their an-
nual reports and the president has
sent word around that he wants every-
thing completed and in his hands be-
fore the 1st of November when he
will commence work upon his mes-
sfiere. This is accompanied Dy an or
der prohibiting the communication of
the contents of any ot the reports to
the press until tbey shall hrst be read
and approved by the president This
is something new. Heretofore all the
heads of the bureaus have given out
abstracts of their reports a month or
six weeks before they were submitted
to concrress. and the president has
never wanted to see the documents
either in manuscript or print unless
there happened to be something out
of the usual importance or signincance
in tnem . requiring mention in in
Pecos City Texas-
Special Dispatch to the Globe-Democrat.
Pecos City Tax. October 16. The
sale of town lots at this place was
completed to-day. One hundred and
seventy-five lots were sold at $9500
a grand total of 674 lots bringing
$54522 in the two days' sale which
makes this tbe largest sale ever made
in the State. The railway company
donated a lot to tbe first boy born in
the new town a young stranger 24
hours old ; and Lieutenant Governor
Gibbs who was present bought a lot
to be donated to the first girl born in
the town. The result of tbe sale is
very satisfactory and the new town
will be the center of a large develop
ment of this heretofore almost un-
known part of Texas. At the sand
hills thirty miles east is an unlimited
Bupply of pure water and here in a
well twenty-five feet deep very fair
water has been found.
GREEN & PRICE
Men's Suits from f 3.60 to $30.00.
Boys Suits 3.00 " 15.00.
Childrons' Suits 2.50 " 10.00.
Men's Overcoats $2.50 to $25.00.
Boys' Overcoats 3.00 15.00.
Childrens' Overcoats $100 to $10.00-
LADIES' WINTER WRAPS.
FROM $1.50 to $20.00.
FUR TRIMMED RUSHING CIRCULARS
FUR TRIMMED NEW MARKETS
FUR TRIMMED DRESS DOLMANS.
Misses Childrens' Cloaks fromS1.2StoSfiL
We make a Specialties in all the Latest Styles and Novelties 1 consist-
ing of Fine Dress Flannels Treoos Jersey Cloths and Cashmeres.
DOUBLE-WIDTH FLANNEL 65c to $1.60 per yard.
" CASHMERE 25cto85o " M
WORSTEDS fwm 80 to 20o per yard.
GREEN & PRICE.
"Wholesale and Retail
M 41W1M are M-kicr cut-vcrts
There is no rtan so far as we
can here why the ihp' of the
wore rrapenpoo th JeTtara at-dthtir iroaotry cbouid nt expen.-ne a pc-
ta I and soMiun Wvrnci.t made an hod vt ann-uai pr-prr.ty. banning
104 rtMve cru. j with the nrrt oi the iww yer" said
Call S Mirer. an old fioocier of lh Tr.--irT !--
El.tar Bt-ard of Ix'.;cU. Ark j crrwroodeot. "I hnve jnt bti
m i.tol ht a mb bo o'o;TifJ t 1 ulkmg. cuot;nic-l wit'j frx-no
Li. ht At.U" !!. but fc rtol ovrr at the .Unv-iut arJ lHttxi.t.
Capture of a Rapist and Murderer.
El Paso October 17. Special.
Tom P. Varnell the wealthy stock-
man who has long been wanted in
Hill county for murder and rape was
taken from here this morning toward
the scene of his brutal exploits. He
was captured at the Magdalene mines
Mexico by Sheriff Bell and Deputy
Sheriff McKinney of Hill county.
Varnell will be remembered as the
scoundrel who at a social gathering
in Hill county outraged a young girl
and when reproached by tbe father
of the girl murdered the poor old
man and made his escape. He has
been hiding out for a long time.
AN MARCOS - - - TEXAS.
- SOUTHEAST CORNER PUBLIC SQUARE. sfH5y
CB8ISTIAH St GO.
SA.2ST MA. It COS TEX.
Dlrln Alt Kindt ol
SHINGLES SASH DOORS BLINDS;
Whits Pine Weatherboarding.
White Pine Beaded Ceiling
EVERITEING H 1BEIR LINE ALWAYS ON HAND.
Lumber Dressed to Order. Ml Orders Promptly Filled
OFFICE AND YARD Near the Railroad Depot.
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Rheumatism Vcuralaia Sciatica.
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Since the equalizaon of freights
by the Railroad Pool Houston
has taken its old )osition at the
chief and best Ccton Market in
Don't listen tdast year's argu
ments ; don't able by last year's
experience. Jcerybody knows
that last year fight rates to for
eign markets vre thoroughly de
moralized andhat home markets
were discrimitted against. This
is no longer tt Make me a trial
shipment and ee for yourself
take ni man scord for tL
Correspomnce solicited.. Quo-
tations and pencils sent on appli-
cation free J charge. Prompt
and DHsinefliki dealings.
Isaac H. Julian
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