San Marcos Free Press. (San Marcos, Tex.), Vol. 17TH YEAR, No. 14, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 3, 1890 Page: 2 of 4
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ISAAC H. JULIAN - - Editor
AN MAMCOt. TIXAt
THURSDAY Al'HIL 3 1890.
.tnl la CB tUaday I insar jBSsrlloa lb
visa an all edllsml a lioslasst loll
iui Imr laaa WHawdtf awa.
Pwirirabf aa Bminleallo pabjlakse' gains
lb wrltsr'a'! Barn aeoapaniB iim"rn-
icstiaa aale dsslrsd bal lor our awe kso.fli
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wo oner me ueirou c ree
And tho San Marcos Fuix TnEBS for
m. . ti 1T7..M. n. .. .ooLU
.o. pDV. Vuma at nnlv 2.30 for both
le -World is one of the prominent
Democratic papers each number
ontaining 84 columns including a
ligb (class popular novel.
Road and Street Making:.
As promised in our last we devote
a large part of our present iaaue to
the above impprUmt subject doubly
iuiportapt hero and now in view of
tbe proposed street Improvements.
The articles we print are from high
authorities on the subjoct A careful
perusal of them cannot fail to be
interesting to all onr readers includ-
ing the coramittoe on street improve-
ments. It cannot fail to be seen
that the idea of "macadimizing" our
Htreets with "Blanco sand and gravel"'
is a delusion. Fortunately we have
plenty of stone right at hand fit for
nothing eke. While it would make
good and lasting streets and roads
such a disposition of it would be a
good riddance where it is now "lying
around loose" Let stone for street
improvement bo the word. It may
not "go so far" as Blanco sand and
gravel but it will make a good per-
manent job while tho sand and
gravel would manifestly bo but an
added nuisance to tbo mud.
We shall publish moro Belectid
articles on this subjoct from time to
"roily Wants a Cracker"
Tha Pays County Times is making
nn aggressive and valiant fight for
Gov. Throckmorton. Sherman Sun-
To any one who knows anything
of the automatic editor of tho Times
such paragraphs as the above whiob
we occasionally meet with are rich
in tbe extreme. What does poor
Sootty kuow of Oov. Throckmorton
or any thing else connected with Texas
bistorv or oohtiohT In fact what
oes he know about anything or
" . . .
eenerul interest? Absolutely nothing!
Even tbe history and literature of his
own conutry are a blank to him! In
communities where puolio schools
are sustained ond cherished as they
should be our Amerioan boys and
girls know far more even about
Scottish literature than he dooo or
is capable of learning. Think ol
snob a man posing as editor of a pub-
lio journal in an "educational con
ter" and as a leader of a Chautauqua
Bit we only started out to say
for the benefit of our contemporaries
at a distance that when tbe Hays
Pxmntv Times assumes to play Sir
Oracle in politics farming etc. it is
merely parrot-like repeating wnai
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anmn one eke has sucireBted. for its
utterances. Such alone is the amount
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of influence which it wields.
The LaGrange Journal says that
Fayette county is to nave a new
court house costing between $80000
.1 iin mill T'.iu ia .nnl h.ir in.
HUU fiPUCV- A
stance of tbe tendency of Texas
...... 1 1. a SI. wis. llinmuiilvuy llfeAll
lunnr intil 1t.llt F.nr-KH- I
Hucn ia tue unioriunaie lenaency
of the times.
This pride in palatial
court bouses and jails is a relio of
barbarism. When it gives place to
pride in floe public school buildings
there will be more hope for the
Tbe MOMliun ot wek was the
tombJe cyclone at Louitt villa Ky .
and otbir points on its '.line of travel
Great loss of property and life were
reported bat as to tbe latter hive
proved to Lave been considerably
exaggerated. S our Louisville
letter fore snramary of tbe caUetr-
phe from the pen of an eye wit nets.
We notice in a Mexia pr sotae
fifteen aoootiiKenH-oU of caodi.Uto.
What do our slow coAcbea" down
her thick of tbat By the way there
is a ?ood deal of fore ia tbe follow
iug. which we clip frxn ab ei:be(re:
Cao1idl are aoooancicg Item-
1ts for efflr By dote eo early
Ibey ere actio r r-'y for they thae
leep tbeir fne&da frofa f'.'citg
ILmdvItm la otWre. It ota eo
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Two Tappm Where Only Oue I Needed.
Tlio editor of tlio Columbus Gitj
Een wbo bas bad vory many yean of
ohacrTation as a ouwspnpcr wan ban
t bit to aay in regard to tbe establish-
moot of two paper ia email town:
There is talk of a new paper being
established at Luting- We do not
think tbia U a very j?ood idea in a
town no larger than Luling for tbe
people for several reasons. In the
tirbt place it entail a doublo tax on
many of the business and profession
al men in tbo way of advertising
wbioh as tho two papers would have
in tbe main the Hume subscribe
ih not or ad va nut are to inese men
In tba next nlaoo tlio rivalrT dopre
- . QB - itA iWO
.;. HLiniird. so that
to a Don paying etandard so tuat
neither utiDor is a navinir institution.
Thirdly a naoer warironenlly euHUes
WllluU lliipilira lilJD unci luuuon v vwwm
! . !o Ilia
Ijourume. wwu mu
ctwlleiuon coutemplating the move
to buv out the Signal already eatab
liabed I aving commenced with the
on1 niAutn lin With lt RIWI ft
i.iun. nuil tri-nwn ii n with it. and a
good paper and uhu its material for
tho new venture.
There is much good sense in the
above. All intelligent people kuow
how tbe thing above condemned has
operated in San Marcos. Only a few
years ago thero were actually three
newspapers in the poor sparHely
settled mountain county of Blanco
where there is scarcely a living sup-
port for one. A similar craze has
since prevailed in Hays moro pros-
perous and wealthy yet still one of
the smaller and poorer counties of
tho State. The people are to blame
for such an anomalous and absurd
state of affairs. As tbe Citizen suggi sts
where there Is an old established
paper adequate to the public needs
the poople should stand by it unless
a successor ooines in by honorable
purchase of its material and good
will. That was our course when we
came to San Marcos. We bought
out the paper and office then here al-
though on the eve of suspension
and we did not need the material.
As to the case roferred to by the
Citizen however thero is much more
plausibility in starting another paper
in Luling than in San Marcos it be-
ing a liver town and its business
men much better advertisers. The
same might bo said of Lockhart since
its railroad era. And Caldwell coun
ty could certainly support four
papers much better that Hys can
An old miser named Tbos. Gary
died at Fort Scott Kas. last week.
He was thought to havo ben in des-
titute circumstances until he was on
bis death bed and it was then discov-
ered that he had $27000 sewed up in
on old vest. What good such men
nre to the world is a mystery. Pitts-
burg (Tex.) Gazette.
Such men are just as good to the
world generally as tho man who
puts his money in a bank and loaves
it thero. or a man who crets money
and does not use it for the general
a. a ti .!!.
advancement ol tue locality in wuicu
be lives. Ex.
Just as good as the man who koeps
nn eye Bingle to accumulating and
hoarding money while righting public
schools and other movoraonts esson-
tial to the progress of mankind and
the salvation of republican govern
U. S. Dist. Judge Sabin of Eastern
Texas died a few days sinco.
San Antonio has sncured the Dem-
ocratic State Convention.
It is W. B. Stephens la'e of the
Del Rio Record wbo it is expected
w;n start another paper Bt Luang.
It is nredictod by Gon. Greoly and
others that the melting of the snow
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at the north following upon tne ni
ready overflowing' regions of the
lnu-nr AriHsissmm will produce a
flood of unrivalled magnitude and
1 1 .
ilinfintronn eonseonencps. New Or
I w.- 1
Jeans is especially warned to get out
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f its way as far and rapidly as pos-
Many Texans we presume have
eoen and read Gen. Sara Houston's
"Horse prayer" bnt it is worth re-
publishing. Here it is.
"Up th bill pnih ma not.
TVwn the bill hoT ma not.
On the level cTonnrt upara rue not.
And in tha utat.le forget ma not."
Hon. Oscar II. Cooper. Superin-
tendent of Pnblie Instruction eays:
Tbe extension of local taxation for
fie snpport of the echls is the
most important movement now in
progress in onr State. Let every
friend of the children of the schools
and of the beat intereat of the State
help the movemeot onward tosoccees.
See prc-pectnA of tbal prt
paper the Globe-Democrat. St. lai.
We "will club the Wkly and Fail
TaEss at $2.10 for both.
Se tbe woodfTfnl enn&onfenw-ot
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ia or alcTIiTjj roinmn vi ice
New York Weekly ac1 WeUtcre
rreDiot.rT.hotb for cy II
T . . . . I .a iv
Lve al criers t rT rt
From LouUv Hit Kentucky.
CMmyoMinca al ih Faia PaaM.
7l W. liatiiuwir LuviNTju-a Bi.'
March 37. 1'J0.
Eauler (Ida l D'arinii. Window ara at-
traotW witb the profuaa dl-play of pretty
carda and luwloua kk tI'Knt coatuoiea
re balng made up. I vuited CaveUill
Cemetery title week aud judlng from tba
emerald attire of tautuor earth tbe germl-
uutluo of tbe loval fluwera abowinii tba
akill of tha dirlna Artificer and tbe Kong-
atar'a apring-lika uotea of praiaa: perbapa
tbe tuerrj ohlmaa of tba aleigb bell will be
beard bare again tbla aeaaon. While me-
andering aronud the bivouno of tbe dend I
aaw only one familiar name tbat of George
U. rrentioe wboae bunt aita on tbe comer
of the Courier-Journal building; on of tbe
greateat of onr American jouraulUta. I
lad on until I came to tbe ioldior'
grave) aa I lookrd over the large plaoe a.
aigned tbeiu In tbut beautiful renting place
aouiugio many row of w bite aluba I
thought bow tunny tbounanda from mother
borne aud loved ouea; tbe "muffled drum"
baa beat It taat and roll on tbe battle field.
While thni meditating on death and It
accruing eariueni I approached a tall monu-
ment looking up near the top waa a form
with outnpread wing pointing upward to
another with a trumpot to ita lips wbioh
called forth the joyful hope of the reanrreo.
tion I could any with Loncfollow "Be
atill aad heart and cease rcplniug." With-
in tbe heart faith abould be uhiuulug. "JVif
frtperaiuiuM." In the uauio cf Jbbuh we
will come forth In the morning of elerunl
spring no moro to wenr tbe brow of cure
or have our glorified vienge marred by tbe
frOHt of death or time the toinbbtililur.
Not like the oocoon that loaves the crynalis
iu gorgeon array alas 1 bow soon it pnaeea
If we acoept the eolution theory death
may be another link in that chain through
which tho augelio is doveloped from the
buman. In a bighor Bonne than the poet
thought we find it true that:
There is no des'.hl
Wbnt soeins so i tranHition;
This lifo of mortal breath
Ih but a mibnrb of a life elyaian
Whose portal we call death."
Entered on that terrace of being we shall
realize what the Great rhyi!ian meant
when He said "If a man keep my sayings
he shall nover aee death."
T. E. Poboh.
P. 8. March 23 Louisville is in gloom
this morning. It was viniled lout night by
a diHOHtroua cyclone tbe grcotoBt that has
occurred In its bintory. Conflngnitione fol-
lowed the other destruction. Hundreds of
lives wero lout and millions ot dollars of
property dustroyed. Mind cannot im-
agine pon connot picture tho awful scenes.
I have walkod oud luokuj until I am heart-
sick. Evurythiug is chaos. Only one tele-
graph wire left. Of course yon will g t the
papers but nothing can describe. Falls
city hall is a crumbled mass with 6ome of
its dead lying beneath its ruins. There
wore 75 children on tbe third floor taking
dancing Iosmous. Some of the dead hnve
uot beca identified. T. E. P.
Rev. Dixon Williams' Meeting at the
Rlnk-Trouhle With one ofthe Teach-
era in tho High .School.
Dallas. Texas March 31 18!)0.
Every night tbe old skating rink is crowd-
ed to ita utmost capacity with all classes of
pooplo somo wbo never go to church but
prompted by curiosity have come out to
hoar Mr. Williams. Hearing Lim once
whets tbe dwire to hear him aain his
earnestness inspires people with confidence.
There have been ninny conversions during
tbo mocting and some very hardened cases
have beon melted to tears while listening
to God's prora'-ges to those who turn to
One of tho nigh School teachers became
a little unruly recently and tho school
board made an investigation last Monday
and afturwarJs reprimanded und suspended
him for one day. Tbo trouble was caused
by his refusing to teach ao extra clasB that
was assiguod him.
The Dallas Choral Union is destined to
be the loading musical organization in the
Siate. It has uearly one hundred members
already consisting of the best talent iu the
city and is fortunate in having Mr. Howie
as musical direotor Mr. Bowles president
and Mr. Milton Itngsdale as pianist. Tbe
Union proposos to give a consort in the
opera house sometime in May ond this will
doubtless be a sncce'-s in every respect.
Tbe First Baptist church has the best
preacher in tho city for its pastor and
when it is completed it will have the pret-
tiost church. We have all leorned to love
Dr. Sims very dearly be preaches the gos
pel in such an earnest impressive manner
that one cannot help wishing to Do a christ
Several joinod the church Sunday
among the number wns a Hussion Jew wbo
mode a very iuterestiu talk regarding bis
Sitting in the back part of the church we
noticed a very pretty little incident. A very
old gentleman come in at the door bis hair
looked aa if it had not been combed bis
clothe were clean and neat but one could
aee tbat be was oue that dame fortune bod
not been lavish with he stood a few inin-
ntea in the aisle not knowing what to do.
Iher was no vacant ent when a atylisn
dreased young man walked over to where
old man was standing touched mm
gently on the arm and ahowed bim to tbe
aeat tbat be bad jut Taeated. The act waa
aa ffrmcefullv done and with eo little ostei-
ttin that one cjuIJ but admire the true
apirit of kindnea which prompted the
young man. Would there were more aneh
yooog men in the world. Old people do
not alwaya have tbe repect ahown tbem
that tbey d'WTve. and could w but realize
for ooe moment bow keenly the feel theee
aoiotentiooaj (it may be) aligbta ud bow
it make tbem long for the aommona to
com P tigher." wt-re olj people are
ever in tbe way. where there is re aweet
ret for tb tired body aad tbe weary apirit.
A pc of plM w rat a few
.lays ao at oce of tie factories in
Kc.k.'Too lol. tbat menrel 143103
incbtsacJ xeigU! ore ton. This
1 ia Ike larceat rans of c'.a ever cast
' ia tbe worlJ an 1 peks well for tbe
I euUrpri of Klono
Haw la OotMtruat Stone FouadnUoM mu4
A roadway made with auiall pieces of
stone firmly t in place is called a mac-
adam rood. There are many method of
construction and tho variations nro
chiefly In the foundation. A macadam
top may be pluced upon a common dirt
foundation but tbo best mucodam rouds
are built with a atone foundation. The
method of constructing such a road ia
given in the following extract from the
treatise of Mr. Clemens llerschtd printed
In the book on "Improvement of High-
ways!" published by the League of
"The true principle of roadmaking con-
aisU In giving every road two component
ports; one the foundation to be solid
unyielding porwus aud of large material;
the other tho top surface to be made
up of lighter material bound compactly
rnd evenly over tbo rough foundation.
"The roads of this kind with tmio-
adam for the top surface are called Tel-
ford roads by English writers from Tel-
ford who first built them in Englund.
The Central park 'gravel roads' belong
under this head gravel taking the place '
of tho macadam or tlio leifora roaos.
Tht'go foundation roads are of far greater
iiniKjrtanco than uny other kind for
Btnte county or town roads also for
parks and driveways. Tho top surface
of all tlico rouds must have a certain
inclination to cause efficient surface
drainage. Various authorities give vari-
ous rules for the amount of this inclina-
tion or sido slope. It would seem just
that it should depend on tho nature of
tho top covering being less or more solid
than for looser or softer materials and
also on tho grade of the road.
"In Uaden ono of tho smaller Oerinan
states but which is worthy to lie taken
as a model in matters of road building
and in Franee the rise at tho center is
given as 1-40 to 1-60 of tho width of the
road according to the nature of tho ma-
terial; that is inclinations of 1 in 20 and
1 in 80. Tho rules in Prussia prescribe
inclinations of 1 in 24 for roads falling
moro than 4 in a hundred; and 1 in 13
for roads on a grade of between 2 and 4
in a hundred; mid 1 in 12 for those in a
grade of lesa than 3 in a hundred. When
first built tho center should be mado
somo four inches too high to allow for
I1AI.F OF CROSS SECTION.
"If the stone for tho foundation for
which most anything will do and that
kind should be taken which is cheapest
to procure happens to be got out cheap-
est in larger pieces than tho above dimen-
sions it will do no harm. This founda-
tion course h sometimes set so as to pre-
sent nn inclination on top and the cover
then put on of a uniform thickness over
tho wholo breadth. This is perhaps liest
but is somewhat more expensive. It will
do in nearly all cases to set tho founda-
tion course on a level or as near so as
tlio stoni'3 will allow and then make the
top crowning by making the covering
say three-quarters of an inch or an inch
less tliick ut tho edges than ii? tho center.
Tho stones forming the foundation should
not ho set in rows nor ever laid on their
flat sides but set up on edge and made
to break joints as much as possible; thai
ia set up irregularly. After they nro set
up tho points that project above the
general level may bo broken off and the
interstices generally filled up with small
"Moro or less caro and work are neces-
sary iu this part of tho operation accord-
ing to the importance of tho road and
tho depth and character of the material
used for the top covering. To roll the
road at this stago is to bo recommended;
afterwards it becomes a requisite. Tho
point never to be lost Bight of is that this
foundation course must remain porous
must be pervious to water so that all
rain water that shall souk through the
top covering will lind through it means
of escape to the ground underneath;
thence according to tho nature of the
subsoil it is left either to soak into the
ground or must bo further led away by
Another authority In the same -ork.
writing upon the top Mirfuco for j. stone
"Experienco has show n that w uile six
inches may be a sufficient depth for light
travel twelve to eighteen inches are
necessary if heavv loads must be carried
at all seasons of tho year for country
macadam roads the limit- .vouid be be-
tween six and twelve inch. s according
to tho character of the subsoil. For the
thorough construction of macadam roads
the stones ai.! now crushed by machinery
and then robed with steam road rollers
of ten to fifteen tons weight. The weight
of tho roller per square inch on the bear-
ing surface should be equal to the ex-
pected weight per square inch under
the wheels of tho heaviest loads.
"Where thorough work of the Itf-et
character is wanted engineering skill
and experience ore requisite but the gen-
eral methods may be briefly stated so
that wherever bad sIourIis need filling up
with stone the macadam plan may be
followed at least approximately. The
trench or road bed should be dug out to
tho required width anil depth the larger
stones should then be selected and firmly
packed together across the foundation
in irregular courses in tho general form
of a street pavement. They should all
rest on their flattest or broadest surfaces
nnd the thin or jagged edges upward.
The interstices or spaces should be close-
ly filled up with chips and tho whole
laver be well rammed or rolled into a
"On top of this place a layer of finely
broken slono of the thickness requisite
to bring the surface to grade w ith a
good crown in the center. This should
be rolled until the whole rua is firmly
bound tocetber and then covered with
sharp gravel or fine screenings of broken
atones of sutlii ieut depth to bed and bind
tbo laver of broken stone. Iu the future
maintenance of such a road tbe ino.t im-
portant point is to prevent tbe formation
of ruts br keeping the eurface ao uni-
fornilv even that there will be no induce-
ment "for trav. 1 to follow beaten tracks.
The cost of tbe macadam stru.ture pre-
clude its use on country roads except
in occasional bad epoU here atoue ia
A bill to establish tbe Australian
svstem of voting in New York passed
I . . t tt f tha TrB'atnrs
I Lie t Ul'uno v. " - f-
of tbat State Thursday las-t br a role
of 72 to 51. 1'onr Democratic nitra
bers of tbe New York City Tote 1 for
ib hilL It wonlJ no doobt pass
tbe Senate as tbat bo-lj is republican.
- a . IT '1
. bnt it wi.l Toe vetoed cj wv. "-1
and will cot become a law for tbe
1 reason tbat two-thirds of tba LeRis-
ltnre wi'.l nt favor tts p OT'r
I lb Tito cf tbe Oovtrnor.
TO CHANGE DIRT ROAD TO MACADAM
Shall Convict Labor KmVoji ItoaJ
The modern system of making roads
is a compound of two system u-ed Iu
England iu the early part of the century
by Telford and Macadam respectively.
nv.l..-.l .....a nn
Macadam a road
maker. Tho hit-
principle of using
of atone for rood-
Insisted upon a
macadam. com)oseii oi ir-
regular stono from six to eight Inches in
sisw as base to prevent tho smaller atone
from lieing pushed into tho ground iu
soft places and to insuro good drainage.
Macadam denied the usefulness or the
foundation and engineers are yet divid-
ed on tho question.
Macadam's rule for the size of the
fragments termed road metal was six
ounces in weight. A cu!k of ono and
one-half inches of compact limestone
weighs alKHit six ounces.
Hoadwnvs with the macadam top and
with or without the Telford hajo may be
constructed from a common dirt road.
The method for such work la described
in a recent article in The Philadelphia
Record. A variety of macadam roads
ore now under way in the vicinity of
Philadelphia and this article evidently
treats tho matter from a practical point
"In building a macadamized road from
n common dirt roa 1 it ii essential tl.at
the surface should ho scraped or exca-
vated in order to givo a good foutuhr.ion
for the layer of
broken stone. The
earth is then thor-
oughly rolled in
order to compact
it and prevent the
from sinking too
deeply in the soft
deeply in the soft ftft XnMfm
earth. If the Tel- M Mf I
ford foundation VfW '4
is used the stones ''Of''' '
which nre from telfobd.
six to eight inches In size ore set in po-
sition on the rolled earth and covered
with a six-inch layer of macadam metal
broken so as to pass through a two and
one-half inch ring. This is then rolled
with a steam roller tho pattern most
commonly used U-ing a 15-ton machine
costing $5000 though 20-ton and SO-ton
machines are in use.
"When it is found that tho metal will
not yield to the roller the bed is ready
for another layer of stone which should
be six inches deep in the center sloping
to the sides and again compactly rolled.
A top dressing of line broken stone usu-
ally the screenings from a crusher and
not exceeding three-quarters of an inch
in largest dimensions is spread over tho
road to a depth of two inches. A steam
roller will compact these screenings to a
smooth surface and tho road is ready
for travel. Tlio rolling is facilitated and
greater compactness secured if the stone
is thoroughly sprinkled. Unless a great
volume of traffic is to pass over tho road
it is not necessary .to have tho metal a
foot thick a depth of eight inches being
suiiicient for ordinary travel."
In using the macadam on o common
dirt road without the Telford founda-
tion the metal is placed upon the hard
rolled surface in a uniform layer not ex-
ceeding 0 inches in depth. This layer is
compaflly rolled and then another layer
of metal is spread on and treated in the
samo way and so on until the roadway
is completed according to The Kecord8
description of the Telford road.
The great expense of macadam roads
is an obstacle to their general adoption.
A method for reducing tho expense is
suggested by The New York Journal of
Commerce in an editorial given below:
"It would pay everywhere to construct
tho liest macadamized roads and the
work should bo undertaken by the state
whore long thoroughfares are required.
Wo have often suggested that it need
cost very little if tho convicts and crim-
inals who cannot bo given their liberty
because of their unrestrained depravity
wero employed at tho task. This would
effect a double object. It would build
splendid roads at small cost throughout
tlio length and breadth of the land and
it would tend to restrain crime. Jt is
little hardship to the burglar or the high-
wayman to keep him in a prison where
he is well f"d and clothed and better
cared for on the whole than the average
of honest laborers who support them-
selves. If he was set to breaking -stone
and road buildiug in u chain gang and
made to eat his bread in the sweat of his
face uuder a burning July sun or iu the
chill of winter he would not think that
conviction of crime was such a light
The Southern prison of IudiaDa at
Jeffer.-onviile contains 5G2 convicts.
TLe Northern Prison at Michigan
City has about tbe same number.
During the week ending Satur-
day March 22nd the number of pei-
sions granted by tbe department at
Washington was 4250 and for tbe
four weeks ending tbe some day was
Austin Texas March 2G. Attor-
ney General Hogg will open tbe
campaign at bis home. Rusk Texa?
on April 19. Arrangements rre being
made for a big demonstration of
East Texas. lie will speak at other
places as follows: at each place at 1
o'clock: Brenham. Friday April 25;
Houston Saturday. April 56: Brown-
wood Thursday May I; San Angelo
Saturday May 3; Waxahachie Friday.
May 9: Dallas. Saturday May 10;
Cuero Friday May lfi; Ilaliettsville
Saturday May 17; Hillsboro Satur-
day May 24; Decatur. Thursday May
29: Childress Saturday. May 31;
Greenville Saturdry Jane 7; Bell-
ville Friday Jnne 13. Galvettoo
Sat or Jay Jane 14 at night; Mexia
rriday Jane 20-. Waco Satariay.
Jane 21; WeatberforJ Friday. Jane
2 at night; New Branxfels. Friday
July 4 San Antonio Bexax eouLty
Stor Jay Ja!y 5. at niglt. Attorney
General Hogg is bard at work at Lis
oSc straigLteoing op Lis busioeas
with tbe sb pre me. as. J d.trict court
to be ready for tbe cucpaiga.
The Importance of purifying the blood ean.
not be overestimated for without purs
Mood you eanuot enjoy good health.
At tills season nearly every one needs t
good medicine to purify vltallie and enrich
the blood and Hood'i 8arsnparlllo is worthy
your confidence. It la peculiar la that It
treugthens and builds up the t stem.createa
an appetite and tones the digestion while
It eradicates disease. Give It a trial.
Hood's Sarsaparllla la sold by an drupg-lnta.
Prepared by C. L Hood & Co. Lowell Mass
100 Doses One Dollar
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Webster's Dictionary in 12.
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necessity and we (eel assured that no one will
be without it now. Send in your orders to tbe
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great and the supply limited. We will forward
all orders to the publishers and guarantee to
furnish the New York Weekly for three
months and a handsome bonnd copy of Web
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Send Post Ofaoe.and Expreaa addrew
Send allordeis to an Marcos Free Pbess.
The Free Press as an Advertislnir
The Frkb Tatss is a leading local newspaper the
bed advertising medium and ha tbe best printing
office between Austin and San Antonio. It circu-
ities con.ldrrably North as well as South. A llvu
piper devoted to the development and progress of
the country JeAVsonian Democratic in politic.
Tha Pui Pant has been published by It present
proprietor for sixtesn years. It Is well established
and gaining steadily in pnblio favor. Especial at-
tention is called to the chibactib of Its circulation.
It goes among lb best class o well-to-do farmers
and bnsiuess men. In this respect It ha ao scrss-
tos m tbi Stats Write (or advertising rate.
WHAT GKO. P. ROWKLL A CO. SAT.
Tbe well-known advertising agency of tfeo. P
Rowel! Co of New York City have issued an an-
nual Newspaper Directory for over tblrty years
snd these publications have been generally reoog-
nlied as authority as to the matter newnpaper cir-
culation. IN the regular issne of tbe Directory they
have includrd all tbe newspspers published In tbe
United States a Canada. liecentlr however
they hsvs issued a condensed list. It give 'only
TUB I1K8T nevspspers as advertising mediums
and hence i practically better because more con-
venient than their lsrger Dlreotory four-nltbs ot
tbe newspspers of the United States are practically
"counted out" by iDtelllnent advertisers who only
want to know tbe Birr. Hence the vsloe of Ihs
work uuder notice. Tbe publishers In tbe preface
well sai j "It sifts Ibe weat from tbe chaff. It di-
rects the attention of an advertiser toward papers
which he should and onght to use and tend to In-
tercept a portion of that patronage wbfch goes to
publication which cost greatly In excess of any
power to benefit which they possess. It tuke the
general ground that tbe beat ia tbe cheapest"
ffe need scsreely say that on this plan the Faaa
Paass is given bj this book (see psg 118) a thi
advertising medium of San Marcos and Hays county
It being the only one on the litt. We respectfully
Invite Ibe attention of advertisers both at horn and
abroad to this (act.
in Wash Fabrics.
We sell 13 Yards of
the best Calico new
Spring Styles made in
the United States and
guarantee ever) yard
tn l"if of fief rerr rr
moncv refunded for'
! ONE DOLLAR 'and sold at same price.
iCOME ANDSEETHE JUMBO
BARGAINS WHILE THEY LAST.
TO ALL rOiNTS
NORTH AND EAST
1HROUQH TRAINS CARBjy
BETWEEN t-OIKTS Ul TCXA$rj "
CHICAGO 8T. LOUIS
Clot OoMKtleu ll all f til afcgva elttii v) f..
of aiiUra ut lorthirt Uui xuli tki
ST. If til tilt Um U
He? Tor. Edon Mreal d 2i faj;
flao. A. Knur I
H. 0. Cbom I elvr.
' e; i ( loea.
Ass't Oen'l Pas A't Oea. P.a "ci a.l
rr. woara Tkx. stmiu mm
0. C. COLLIMS Ticket Agent. Ssa . TsisS
Repuiit of Evert Description done.
N. E. Cor. Square San Marcos Texa.
EAST SIDE PUBLIC SQUARE -San
Marcos - - Texas.
Dry Gomlt. Hat Cant Bonlt and
Shoet also Stopteand Fancy Grocer id.
Our establishment does not lay claim to
the brilliancy of a BAZAR nor the tz.
pamioii of an EMPORIUM; but wit
claim to sell goods
AS CHEAP AS THE CHEAPEST
Give us a call price our yoods and k
ADOLPH VOGES Prop
ADJOINING HOFHEINZ HOTEL. r
S AN MARCOS T EX AS.
The Choicest Fruits Constantly on Hani
Large and Splendid Variety of
CANDIES NUTS. TOBACCOS CIUABS
Arctic Soda Water !
TBI "OLD BKLIABLI"
Jeweler and Optician
And dealer In all grades of CI. cks rTalcbsi Jswsl
ry Silverware Fsncj floods and Notions
North Side i-f tbe Plaaa.
All goods warranted as represented all work t
give satisfaction or money refunded. All sesi
sold aa low. If not lower than can b bought else-
where in Teza. Jsat
ST. LEONARD HOTEL
The citizens of San Marcos
and surrounding country arc
invited to call and make the
acquaintaince of the "St Leon-
ard Hotel" when they have
business in San Antonio. No-
where in Texas can nicer ac-
commodations better fare or
more home comfort be found
for $1.50 and $2.00 per day.
Street cars and stages pass tbe
Phineas P. Lounsbery
DR. JOSEPH JONES
Of San Antonio in connection with
DR. M- J.BLIEM.
Late Surgeon to tbe Cook County Hospital
Chicago makes a specialty of Surgery Bj
clndiug surgical diseases of women aM
rectal diseases. febSOtt
12 yards best and
heaviest Ginghams at
20 yards best and
heaviest Calico at SI-
Remnrnts of Hen-
rietta dress goods at
half price; 50c goods
at 30c; 42 l-2c goods
at 2oc; all other winter
on a bargain countef
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