The Free Man's Press (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 3, Ed. 1, Saturday, August 1, 1868 Page: 1 of 4
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AUSTIN SATURDAY AUGUST 1 1863.
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T H B F KiHS J'i M A N ' S P KE:S S .
Tn-E Fker Man's Pnfcss. will bo issudd week-
ly to the .country subscribers and .if circum
stances warrant it will be issued oftoner during
tuo Convention. It will bo devoted mostly to
politics tlio kind of knowledge most needed by
rthe Freed people but wo will also havP well
.written.articlcs upon moral 'and. roligious sub-
jocts upon education upon agriculture and.upon
Lome industry generally li is unnecessary to
Btate'our'politieal 'position to any "great-length
wo tiro 6imply out and out Republican Radical
if you please. . j
' ' TERMS: '
"SYo have thought it best to make our first
vbltiinn end with half a year or sis months.
For sis months tkd subscription is f:i
($1 in specie or; $150 tin ; currency. .
This is a iIqw price papor and when wc increase
our size it will be a very cheap papor ; so cheap
that overy freedmari will be ablPtp take it.
o want . an' agent jn every town in :ihe
State.- Our agents will receive the.paper free of
charge. We call upon all good Kopublicans to
give the Press a wide circiilation ib will be
seed well sown and a' fino harvest will bo the
eprtain result. . .
3' II1 O k 0. U R A G E N T S .
Below wo irint tho names of a list of' Agents!
handed us by different inembors of tho Conven-
tion 'wo" send eaeh Agent several numbora oi
PuT'iiaper andask' them io usethoir-iniiuonce
in(gaiuing(us'subscribersi They will make the
collection of the money and send us Avoid of
their success. Our price is ($1) one dollar for
she months''in specie or (150) one dollar and
fifty cento in currency. As soon as eacli agent"
has ;nado up a. club or a number of subscribers
ho will send the names immediately so wo can
send tho papers.
AGENTS FOR THE PRESS IN TEXAS: -
1 Bob Cook Kaufman Kaufman county.
Jored Crouch Canton Van Zandfc county.
Plato Thompson San Augustino.
Allen Gbii" Crocket. '
Ceasar Culbroath Sumptor Trinity county.
Melvin Wade Dallas. ..'
Peter Grant Bonham.
Fayette Walker San Antonio.
Bartlet Harvard Columbus.
Charles Doan La Grange. ..:
Geo. E. Brooks Milligan.
Samuel Garnet and A. J. Kirkpatrick Paris.
Peter Robinson Meridian Bosque county.
Wm.- Battle Marlin Falls county.
Win. Mansori Marshall.
Henderson Spencer UoiFerson.
'Green Owen Spring hill; Navaro county.
Jasper' McMullen' Milford -Ellis county.
Geo; .Jaokson Cotton Gin Freestone county.
Rpv. Merrick Trammol Springfield Limestone
Rev. Geo W. Sawyers Hillsboro Hill county.
Rev Nobp Calvert Ow.ohvillo Robinson co.
Wm. Easton Galvoston.
Henry Bowden Honderson Rusk county.
Comodoro McFarland Mount Enterprise Rusk
Jerry. Webster Seguino.
Rev. ' Wm. Taylor and Rev. Willis Ingram
James' Brigam Greenville Hunt county.
Syrus Shanks Navasota.
Rov. Mose3 Gox San .Marcos.
Jps. Ramsoy Now Braunfols.
Wm. Baylor; Lexington Burleson county.
Granville Seels Cameron.
John Farrow and Joo; Crosby Sulphur. Spring
D F Davis Waco.
Fleet Cox Bronham Washington county.
Glas3gow Haynes Montgomery -Montgomery
Thomas Hodgo Bastrop
Coloman Clark Marshal;
..Ed. Bellinger. Gonzales
Sam Canfield Lavaca.
Robert Kerr Victoria.
Charles Whitnoy (Goliad.
Sqniro Rodgors Anderson.
t ptor Thompson Quitman.
Thomas Spivy Weathefford Parkbr county.
Thomas Goodon Wharton.
WEEKLY THEE MAN'S PRESS.
AUSTIiS TEXAS '
SATURDAY MORNING AUGUST 1
Get A Homo.
Tho very first thing every colored man
should do Ts to get a homc'7 What we
mean bv a home is a piQce.oClandkiree-
or small with a house upon itJarge or
small. Aplace you can call your own.
: Those colored people who liyejin towns.
sh.ou.jd- buy them su.l yes building lotp'
itimaUes no" diiferetice if the lots are
only iargt; enough to build a housa upon.
A good way is to club together and buy'
a. piece of land and divide it up into lots.
After-the lot; is bought put up a house no
matter how humble it is it will salient.
Jit will IVeti home; a'nd'e'verything yon do
about it every dollar yon spend upon it'
will be' for your own benefit.
It wili be a home a home for you and
It will b'e.'a place where yon caw' rest
in 'peace without fear of being molested
r being made afFiaid by a liuugiy land-
lord. In the-'eye of tiie law it will bo your
:.istle as sacred to you as the palace to a
ldug. No man has a right to tear you
fioin it or to molest it. Yon have a right
to deft'ud it against every intruder.
' Those people who live in the country
and who farm for a living ought to bijy
themselves a pie.ee of. land. . ..
Ten aeies. wgll taken careipf.wil. sup-
port a large family but hero in '1 exas
Where land is so cheap it easy enough
for any working man to secure himself
at least fifty acres of good land which
will make a splendid farm.
It is unnecessary for us' to tell you how
to buy a firm do it as' you would buy a
horse. You want a d.ced to it but you
can find "onfall about these' things by
(islcing a friend or neighbor who knows.
If a man and his. wife and his children
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us 1110 wwiiei aimius 111 1113 own uoor lie
looks out upon'' the worjd with a; feeling
of maniy pHdej'he looks upori his chil-
dren at play within tho limits of his own
home he will Rejoice inhis heart and no
cross or surly jand owner can stop the
play of the children or tnqlce the father
feel uneasy lest the owner should to of-
At evening he can WiUch :the shadows
creepo.ver the worjd' bin no shadow'steals
orer his heart as he sits beneath his own"
rooA for fear-that the morning sun will
bring a cruel; landowner domanding his
'rent. )'. .- .-.:
If sickness comes and for a while the
father or mother or' ' child causes' the
work. to. stop or doctor's bills are made
still they have a home a home which
the: law protects forthem; it can not be
fsold for debt and the mother and the
children' can never be turned orit. Tho
new' constitution riow Being rnide by the
Convention protects d homestead fi'om
sale-provided it is xnot; wortlu more than
i wo thousand dollars. If it is worth
Over i wo thousand dollars. it o in be sold
but tho two iho.usaud dollars are still
kept for the family.
i The money'put into a home is money
in the 'safest 'place in the world.
God owns the world. lie intended the
land should be tilled and he intended
that every man should hayo as much a&
he can cultivate. The greediness of' men
make them want more than they really
need.- This js a free count ry and every
jnan is at liberty to buy himself a piece
of land and make him a home.
When the colored people begin to make
home they will begin to he really free.
Treasure this in your heart and cet a
Hmdnass and itg !E-acomponse.
As Louis But.ti" luc.wolUknowfi author
and .' philologist was Wiring in the
jAvenuQ des (vhamps Elysees on day5
'luring the exhibition in Paris last year
he heard a familiar voice exclaiming "buy
sonieniit&:of a poor man sir; .twenty .for a
jpanjiy." -(vy hat!" said Bhrger looking npj
and recognizing his old barber "are you
selling mils !"'
"Ah sir I lumvebeen. unfortunate" ?as
jilio reply. "lhl this is no business for a
liiiii like you" said '; Burger.. "6 sir if
you could .only tell me of something
bette'rUo do!"retnrned the barber with a
Hgh. tturgert was touched. He reflected a
htoincnt tlien teajiiig a. leaf from his
inemornmta book he. -wrote .for-' a few
moments and hvmdedrit. tc the man. say-
Mg- "rake this to a piintingoifice.' aiid
have'a'hundrell copies struck off" here is
Uhe money to pay for it. Get a iicenso
from the Prefecture of thePol ice and sell
them at tvo sous a copy: apd you will
have bread omhe spot.The.strangers who
visit Paris can not1 refuse this tribute to
the name ofGod "-printed in so many
different.ways." The barber did as 'bid
and vwas always seen in "the entrance u
the exhibition selling the'following hand-
bill: - "
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To ApyBRTjSEii8. Wo "vyill receive n limited
nnniLpv of adVertisuieiits and na our paper will
go to a large class oi' consumers in Texas it is'
imneccauary to' etato the immense advantage of
such an ndveftialnu medium; Any porsou uoair-
1' ng to advertise vyjul1 apxly at our ollico near the
Tsiras QF AD-ynrmsiNG. On Ba.uare of eight
(linea ono dollar for first insertion and fifty cents
for o'vory additional assertion; deduction made
for permanent advertisements.
will give their little farm all their work
and attention it will make them in a few
yours prosperous and above want.
Thousands. of colored men in Texas
are now renting lands and houses and
paying enough in one year in the way
of rent to buy themselves ahome of their
ow.p which would make them forever
iudopendunt in thojivorld.
i The time is come when every colored
man in the State must get a home
A man who rents either ai house to
livo in or a field to .plant is not really a
freeman hois depending on a landlord.
! Tho last of "old master's'1 plantations
will soon piss away and every man will
bo thrown upon his own resources that
is" "every tub will have to stand on its
own bottom." When tho Bureau is su-
perceded by a protecting civil govern
ment then must every man who farms
look out for a patch for himself. When
that day comes it will bo a happy one for
A homo will make the colored man a
real free man. He will feel that he has'
aninteiest m tho country; he will feel
that ho owns a part of it.
A homo will be a gla'd place for the
childien to grow up in. 1( will promote
virtue and build up strong family tie.
A family wh;t grow up on rented laud
never feel atnome.' But let a man have
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a homo no majter how poor it is free-
dom will d'oll about tho lowliest hut;
the sun of I cuven will dance about tho
humblest d or; the rains p'f heaven wUl
full -"Hv op the poor raan'3 roof. And
The Muscatine Courier says that get
ting heajen for.-fcJ.overnor gives a man the
title of "Hon." in Connecticut andjcjl.ling
a rattlesnake on themo.tuitains of Penn-
sylvania gives a man tile title of Colonel.
This accounts we presume for the tank
of the various delegates to the Loyal
Democratic SoHiers'National Convention.
THE NAME OF GOD IN FORTY-EIGHT LANGUAGES.
Hebrew Elohini or'Elo-Qerman and
iih Flemish Goed
Chaldaic Elah Dutch Godt
Syriac and Turkish-
Malay Alia. Danish and
Language of tho Magi Gut. Vbajd )
Orsi. " Norwegian GSK5 v
Arabic Allah. Slavic- Buch1? v" '
Old Egyptian Tout. Polish Bog? Sn0.5.vJ
Armorian-Teuti. PolacaBung fifen
Moaern Egyptian TennjLapp(Jubinal. . "i
Greek Thoos. Finnish Jumala.
Cretan Thios. jRunieJ' ' As.
iEolian and Doric Hoa. Pannonian -Isiu..
liatin Deus. Zomblian F.etizo.
.Iiow Latin Dioux. iHin4o8tancoiiBain.
"Celtio and old Galiic.CoromaMai. -Brninn..
A missionary among the frecdmen in
Tenuesseej after i elating to some little
colored child ren.the story of Ananias arid
Sapph.ira asked them why God does not'
strike every body.dead who tells a lie'how.
when one of the' least in the room quickly
answered "fee'eanse thoro wouldn't be any
body left.!"1 - ' '
A Hartford four-year-old saw his parents
preparing for. church and asked them to
take him wipi' them he was told that he
was tpojittle and must wuit till he should
grow bigger. "Well" returned he "you'd
better take caro of me now for wheu I get
bigger I- may not want to go. They Maw
tne point; rle was taken.
Old German; Diet.
Olala tongue Deu.
An ndian came to a certain agent in
tho northern part of Iowa to procure
some whisky for a younger warriyr ;wI;io
had been bitten by a .rattlesnake. 'fFojir
quarts!" repeated the.agont with surprise
"as much as that)'' "Yes replied tho
Indian "four quart-snake very big." .
A man is under arrest for bigamy in
piucinnati who is proved to have married
Low Breton Dpuo.
A few days a.fteiyBurger. mot- tho. barber.
''Well " said he ' has 'thp'noly name of God
brought you good'luck"? n ' '
Yes indeed' saidtho'barbor."isollpn an aver-
ago a hundred copies a day at two' sous each "or
ten francs; but the strangers ardjgeneroas; some'
give me; ten sous and othors twenty. Ihave vou
received two francs for a copy ; so that all told;
lam making fivea-nfl-twenty francs" a idiiyi"' "
4 "Five-aiid-twenty francs a day !" said Burgor.
" Yes sir; thanks to' your kindness " ho re-
plied. "Tho deuce!" thouglr6'Bui;gerj as!he walked
away. "If I were not a literary man I would
turn pedl'or or publiehor ) there is nothing so
prolitablo as selling tho learning or wit of joth-
A Coppcahead papor says rthat "the negro
has. never takon.a stop toward civilization that
was not' followed "by throo steps toward deeper
barbarism.' This we suppose gives Democracy
hopes that ho will soon !bo m their party.
Tlip knoyilio jTenn.) HeralA contains the folf"
lowingfVank mbniesion: 'wo dp. not. ask nor
want the negrops to yotp either for or acaiiiBtua
and we propose to disfranohisethomi.ajl aa soon
as wegotthepqweiY" ' ?.
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Al initio meaua "from the .beginning'.' whe-a
spoken o in relatioii to tho doctrine of ak initio
lp means jhat tup ropoi laws are of no effect
and never have been bo far. as loyal 4men axo.
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M initio are two 'Latin words and it is unfortu-
nate thai tho gentleman who first advocated tlio
blotting out of the laws of tho rebellion did not1
Beloct some other name
Immigration from P.iuppo.thoUnipd.SJaj;!
never was so largpap now Ono'nundred and! thh.
'ty of tho best .siourjinliips aro aningan4many
oi tup pcopte coming pro ot a-aigp class haying
money skill ami brpins.
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