Fort Worth Daily Democrat. (Fort Worth, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 59, Ed. 1 Tuesday, September 10, 1878 Page: 1 of 4
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Fort Worth Daily Democrat.
Xjook at the New Price List
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17 bars W. B. soap for
18 « blue “ “.........
^ « olive “ “........
22 pounds sal soda
jg “ best loose starch.......
16 “ best English soda for.......
go “ new dried peaches for -.....
2cans string beans for .......
2 “ lima “for * * * - * \ . ■
2 “ 21b tomatoes for .....
3 “ 31b “for........
Everything cheap: cash down ; no bad debts.
Come and See at Moss’ Cash Grocery.
X. M. BRITTON,
—T JEX £-"
S. W. LOMAX.
City National Bank,
OF FORT WORTH,
A Regular Banking Business in all its Branches Transacted.
Exchange Bought and Sold and Collections made on all Accessible Points. Draw Sight Ex-
■ change on England, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, Italy
Denmark, Sweden and Norway.
Cor. First and Throckmorton Sts.,
FORT WORTH, TEXAS.
The Cities that Have Be-
come Charnel Houses.
Beautiful Memphis Suffers Most
Severely from the Rude
Stalking Through Mississippi’s
Fair Rural Villages.
DUPONT’S POWDER COMPANY.
DOES AN EXCLUSIVELY
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN
BOOKS AND STATIONERY,
WALL PAPER, WINDOW SHADES,
Chromos, Croquet, Base Ball, Fancy Goods, Etc., Etc.
I make Jobbing of School Books, and Writing Papers a Speciality.
COUNTRY ORDERS SOLICITED.
No. 25 Houston Street, - - FORT WORTH, TEXAS.
Ii. F. TACKABEBBY,
MANUFACTURER AND DEALER IN
Saddlery, Harness, Bridles, Leather, &c., &c.
GENUINE TEXAS SADDLE TREES.
GUARANTEED, OR MONEY CHEERFULLY REFUNDED.
SPECIAL INDUCEMENTS TO STOCK MEN.
No. 3 West Weatherford Street, FORT WORTH, TEXAS.
1 CHEAPER THAN EVER.
CALL A.JNTD SATISFY YOTJESELF A.T,
I>. O. Aldrich,
No. 51 Houston Street.
Number 19 Main Street,
Informs his Customers and the Gents
of Fort Worth and Surrounding Country,
that he has just received a large lot of the
Fall and Winter Goods,
Consisting of Plain Goods, Fine Scotch,
English and French Cloths, Diagonals,
Kersey, Toskins, Worsteds, Etc., which
he makes up according to the latest styles,
in the most finished workmanship man-
ner, of the flnest and best material, and at
the lowest possible prices,
Being able to compete with all abroad
made clothing, it is his aim to build up
his reputation as a
and invites every one to call and convince
himself that he cannot be undersold by
any one using the same quality of Goods,
Trimmings and Linings, and finished in
the same substantial and elegant, manner.
Remember the place,
No. 19, Cor. First and Main Sts.
MrFT K THE photographer
lYI vJ7.i -1—a I v 5 Houston Street.
Only Four or Five are Left in
Etc Etc. Etc.
LIQUORS, WINES, ALES, ETC., ETC,
OF THE CHOICEST BRANDS,
FOB. MEDICAL AJSTD OTIKCZEIR PURPOSES JXrC
Beardslee, Reinhardt & Co’s.,
No. 51 Houston Street.
A PERFECT BAKING, ABSOLUTELY PURE.
Uniform and Reliable. Full weight and full Strength. Made from standard materials and
•rfectly wholesome. All grocers authorized to guarantee tt. _______
F. D. GURLEY Sc CO.,
r- Ho8. 10, 21, 23, and 25, Corner Weatherford and Taylor Sts.,
FORT WORTH, • .....TEXAS.
STORAGE & COMMISSION
FOR THE SALE OF
Cotton, Hides, Wool, and Pecans.
Agents for the Milburn Wagons.
mr LIBERAL ADVANCEMENTS MADE ON CONSIGNMENTS.
THE BEST,COTTON PLATFORM IN THE CITY.
N. M. MABEN, Deputy Weigher.
White mute branded It on the...............
will pay $10 for them delivered at Cleburne,
.tt | is not easily earned in these
X I f I times, but it ean be earned in
qD I I I three mouths by any one of ei-
ther sex, in any part of the country, who is
willing to work steadily at the employment
that we furnish. $06 per week in your own
town. You need not be away from home ovei
night. You can give your whole time to the
work or only your spare moments. We have
agents who are making over $20 per day. Ail
who engage at once can make money fast. At
the present time money cannot be made so
and rapidly at any other business,
and $5 outfit fkke. Address at once,
Terms ana 90 ouun rjmjs. auuicss <
H. Hallktt & Co., Portland, Maine.
Death of Hon. B. H. Epperson.
Special Telegram to the Galveston News.
Jefferson, Sept. 6.—Hon. B. H.
Epperson died at 3:30 p. m. to-day,
after a protracted attack of bilious
A. B. GANT,
LAND LOCATOR AND
Healer in Beal Estate,
Offers for sale desirable lands in Young, Jack,
Stephens, Archer, Clay, and other frontier coun-
ties In tracts to suit purchasers, and on liberal
Locates certificates. Send stamp tor desorip-
vecircular ^nd price-list. '
E. V. Ringo, , E. E. Samue
Web. M. Samuel.
E. M. SAMUEL & SONS,
Cotton Factors and
No. 101 North Main Street,
St. Louis, Mo.
Solici consignments of Wheat. Wool and Hide:
S. M. FEY,
Manufacturer of and Dealer in
First St., between Main and Houston.
BOOTS AND SHOES, 1J0HN H0FFMAN’ Fr«Prietor'
The Oldest Boot and Shoe House
IN THK CITY.
Southeast Cor. Third & Houston.
THK VERY BEST OP
WINES LIQUORS AND CIGARS
always on hand
The death of Hon. B. H. Epper-
son severs another link which
unites the Texas of to-day with the
early period of her political histo-
ry. He has been connected with
the history of the state ever since
the days of annexation, having
been a member of the legislature
more than thirty years ago, and a
candidate, on the Whig ticket, for
the office of lieutenant-governor
shortly afterwards. Gifted to more
than an ordinary degree, of fin-
ished education, both in literature
and law, eloquent, accomplished,
born in independent circumstances
and remaining so during life, he in-
herited and retained all that was
needed to make life happy and
honorable, and he did not fail to
maintain the advantages destiny
had thus placed in his hands. He
was respected and honored wher-
ever known, and his demise will
leave a blank in Northeastern
Texas that will not soon be filled.
He had been the proud and inti-
mate associate of Gov. Throck-
morton for a lifetime, and they had
labored together for nearly that
period in developing the grand
natural and industrial resources
of Northern Texas. Railroads to
connect that section with the re-
mainder of the nation had been
the cherished object of his life,
and he toiled and shared in the
failures and triumphs of all the
schemes for such works from the
days of the Memphis and El Paso
to the final construction of the
lines of the present Texas and Pa-
cific roads. The completion^ the
main line of this system was the
dariing project of his life. To his
immediate family and friends his
loss is irreparable, while to the
state, particularly his own section,
it creates a Void that will never be
New Orleans, September 9,12:30
p. m.—New cases, 144; deaths, 87.
Canton, Miss., September 9.—
21 new cases and. four deaths in
the last twenty-four hours. The
fever seems to be spreading in the
country. All look to us for help.
We need nurses badly.
Robt. Powell, Mayor.
Elizabeth, N. J., September 9 —
$297 was collected et the churches
yesterday for the fever snfferers.
Washington, September 9.—The
postoffiee department has com-
pleted arrangements with the Mal-
lory line of steamers to carry the
mails from New York to Galves-
ton. The mails to the latter city
have hitherto been stopped by the
Chattanooga, Tenn., September
9.—A bricklayer named Griffin,
from Memphis, died here yester-
day with yellow fever, being the
second case imported. There is
not another case in the city. The
air at night is too cool to allow
the fever to spread, if it should be
New Orleans, September 9.
The Howard Association has re-
ceived the following telegrams:
Grenada, Miss., Sept. 9. 1S78.
From the present outlook, we
expect to have everything under
control in a few days, and hope
to be with you this week.
Warren Stone, M. D.
Canton, Miss., Sept. 9, 1878.
We have 21 new cases and four
deaths in the last twenty-four
hours. We have constant calls
from the surrounding country. It
will be an act of charity to for-
ward nurses here at once. I sup-
pose the amount of those sick
would amount to 150. Send fif-
teen nurses if you can, ten for col-
ored people. J. J. Lyons, M.D.
Holly Springs. Miss., Sept. 9,1878
Since my last dispatch seven
deaths and three new eases have
been reported. Many of the sick
are in a critical condition; the
others are convalescing. Send
six more nurses. We have enough
Gourier, M. D.
Wilmington, N. O., September 9.
—John O. Barman and George
Appoe leave for Memphis to-day,
to nurse fever patients. Others
Memphis, Tenn., September 9.
The condition of the city grows
more desperate every hour. Of
the new cases, it is useless to la-
bor to keep a count. Whole fam-
ilies are stricken down in a few
hours, and the cry for nurses is
greater than can be supplied. Yes-
terday there were 100 deaths and
300 new cases, and to-day up to
noon 70 deaths were reported.
The death rate to-day will proba-
bly exceed any previous day.
Among the deaths reported this
morning are Dr. E. C. Slater, pas-
tor of the First Methodist Episco-
pal church, Sister Catharine, ot
St. Mary’s, M. Costella, William A.
Rudd, Jacob Loeb, Dr. Nelson
and W. Ferguson, who died at
camp Joe Williams.
New York, September 9.—The
Southern relief committee of the
chamber of commerce met to-day,
and received subscriptions to the
amount of $719.77, making a grand
total of $68,800.83. The question
of sending provisions as well as
money South was discussed, and
the committee resolved not to
sene any provisions, as they can
be bought more cheaply and con-
veniently in the Southern dis-
tricts. The following amounts
were transmitted to-day: Howard
Association of Memphis, $5,000;
Citizens relief committee, Mem-
phis, $500; Yicksburg, $1,000;
Howard Association, New Orleans
$3,000; Y. M. C. A., New Orleans,
$1,000; Peabody Aasociation,
New Orleans, $1,000.
Washington, September 9.—
About $11,000 been subscribed
thus far by the citizens of Wash-
ington for the yellow fever suffer-
ers. The collections will continue
to be made, and public meetings
are to be held to farther increase
the fund. The prospects are that
the above named amounts will be
Philadelphia, Pa„ September 9.
■The matter of the Philadelphia
yellow fever relief committee re-
fusing to allow theatrical perform-
onces under its auspices, was set-
tled to-day, by Gen. H. D. Waleh
offering a frank and full apology,
although at the same time he
claimed that he did not use the
term “play people.”
The committee has ordered the
distribution of funds as follows :
Memphis, $5,000; New Orleans—
for outside points, $4,000; New
Orleans and Yicksburg, $3,000
each. The subscriptions in this
city to-day amounted to $3,347 ;
total to date, $47,708.
Savannah, Ga., September 9.—
The Savannah contributions to-day
approximates $7,000. Additional
nurses for Memphis will go for-
Independence, Kan., September
9.—Contributions $4,000. W. A.
McCulle v, an experienced physi-
cian, goes to labor among the sick.
New Orleans, September 9, 7:30
p. m.—Clear and pleasant.
The death list includes twenty
children under seven years.
From noon to 6 p. m. 33 deaths
were reported to the board of
health. Among the deaths are
O. S. Babcock and O. H. Hemp-
stead. The following are among
the newly reported cases: Rev.
Father Massard, of St. Bertha
church, Sisters Carmelia and Ro-
salia, of St. Andrew’s convent,
Walter Lonsdale, of the Howards,
Dr. C. L. Herndon, a volunteer
physician of the Young Men’s
Christian Association, and Charles
J. Alleyn of the Western Union
telegraph office. The following
are convalescing: Capt. Sam Hen-
derson, Allen Hill, William Wal-
lace Wood, D. Webster, of R. G.
Dun & Co., Dr. Mandeville, C. H.
Chase, D. B. Moiey, H. D. Thomp-
son, J. M. Walpole, Chas. Chaffee
and William Morrison.
Jackson, Miss., September 9.—
The fever has broken out at sever-
al new points in this State. It has
appeared at Bolton, Lake and
Lawrence stations, on the Ticks,
burg and Meridian railroad, and
mauy stations on the New Orleans
road, and also at Dry Grove, in
There is no abatement at Vicks-
burg, Holly Springs, Canton, Port
Gibson and Greenville. At Gre-
nada, only four or five remain to
be attacked. At Yicksburg, W.G.
Paxton, Grand Commander of the
Knight Templars, is among the
Gov. Stone is here to-day to
confer with the State board of
health and citizens, as to State
aid in the present emergency. It
will be impossible to convene the
legislature now, so strict is the
quarantine in nearly every county
in the State. The Governor had
several vexatious detentions on
his way here from his home in
Grand Secretary Power con-
tinues to receive contributions
from 1he Masons, Odd Fellows,
and others, and is sending it daily
to the afflicted points for the ben-
efit of all who are suffering.
THE EMPEROR’S SPEECH.
Berlin, September 9.—In the
speech from the throne to-day, at
the opening of the Reichstag, the
Emperor expresses the hope that
the anti-socialistic bill will be
adopted; that the spread of the
pernicious socialist movement
may be averted, and that those
who have been misled may be
brought back to the right path.
No reference was made in- the
Emperor’s speech to foreign
Paris, September 9.—A grand
fete is being held at Boulogne Sue
Mer to-day in honor of the pas-
sage of the low at the session of
the Chambers appropriating seven-
teen million francs for the con-
struction of a deep sea harbor at
that place. Many French, Eng-
lish, Belgian and American visit-
ors were present. The ministers
of finance and public works will
officiate at the ceremony of laying
the first stone of a monument to
be erected in commemoration of
the passade of the law. The town
is gaily decorated with, flags and
Galveston, Texas, September 9.
—The following is the crop report
of the Galveston cotton exchange,
for August, condensed from 93 re-
plies received from 64 counties,
dated August 31st: The weather
since August 1st has been favora-
ble in 45 counties, and unfavora-
ble and wet in 19 counties. The
weathea has been favorable in 23
counties, more favorable in 16
counties, and less favorable in 25
counties, as compared with the
same time last year. 31 counties
reports cotton fruiting well, re-
taining its bolls, while 33 counties
report cotton not fruiting well,
shedding and the lower bolls rot-
tening on account of continued
rains. The condition of the crops
is favorable in 49 counties, and
unfavorable in 15 counties, and
compares with last year as follows:
Same in 19 counties, better in 31
counties, and not as good in 14
counties. Picking commenced be-
tween the 1st an'd 10th of August,
and is now general, except in a
few northern counties, where it
will become general about Septem-
ber 15th. Cotton worms are re-
ported in many of the coast coun-
ties, but only four report damages.
The boll worms have appeared in
20 counties, in three of which the
damage is reported to the extent
of 25 per cent, to 50 per cent.,
while in the others counties the
damage is slight.
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The following telegrams were received
Saturday by J. B. Wadleigh, agent
Iron Mountain Railroad, who is spending
a few days in our city in the interest of
J. B. Wadleigh, Agent Iron Mountain R. R.,
Fort Worth, Texas :
The following just received from Ful-
ton to E. L. Dudley: ‘ ‘ There is not now
nor has there been a case ot yellow fever
in this town. The health of the town and
vicinity is better than usual this season of
Jay Guy Lewis, M. D.,
President Board of Health, Hope, Ark.
J. B. Wadleigh, Fort Worth, Texas :
No vellow fever at Hope, Fulton or any
other place on our line. I will get you a
statement from the board of health at
Hope and forward it to y ou.
E. L. Dudley,
Division Superintendent, Texarkana.
J B Wadleigh, Traveling Agent Iron Mountain
Railroad, Fort Worth, Texas :
There is no quarantine or obstruction of
any kind to business between St. Louis
and Fort Worth. Every precaution is
beino- taken to prevent communication
withinfected places. St. Louis is entirely
lree from the disease, except a few refugees
at the quarantine station. The excitement
along the line is subsiding; we think it
safe. 8. Frink, _
General Freight Agent, St. Louis.
-For your oils and paints, go to E. M.
Anderson, on Houston street.
A Terrible Alternative Presents
Itself in Memphis.
Must the Dead he Burned for
Want of Burial?
decomposed Bodies Rotting
Special to the St. Louis Post.
New York, Sept, 5.—Reports
from cities where the yellow fever
is reigning are fragmentary, but
the deaths in eight places already
number over 2,000. In Memphis
they think of
BURNING THE DEAD,
because it is so hard to find men
to bury them.
The progress of the fever since
Sunday in New Orleans is esti-
mated at 1,000 cases a day. The
disease is spreading with fearful
rapidity. No one feels safe. Old
citizens who had the fever in child-
hood are going down with the
most malignant type of the dis-
The mortality among children is
frightful, and all past theories
about acclimation are utterly dis-
proved. The tendency of the
disease to assume a typhoid type
on the third day is fast increasing,
and also a curious form in which
the coagulated blood from the
stomach, that ordinarily is dis-
cehrged as black vomit, passes
off through the intestines. It ap-
pears that -with every meteoro-
logical change the melady exhibits
SOME NEW PECULIARITIES
The original discovery of bac-
teria in the blood of fever patients
made by Dr. S. Jones a few days
ago, is regarded by the medical
fraternity as of the greatest impor-
tance to science. It confirms the
sporadic theory of the propagation
and efficiency of antiseeptics,
and also strongly supports the
opinion that quinine prophlyatic
as the analoid is certain death to all
TREATMENT WITH ICE
in extreme cases is now popular,
and result often surprisingly suc-
cessful, particularly in congestive
In returning from a burial yes-
terday a reporter met seventeen
A MEMPHIS SPECIAL
says : Deaths have been greater
during the past twenty-four hours
than ever before in the city.
Ninety-eight bodies were buried
yesterday, and the undertaker
who buries the most of those who
are at the hospitals, as well as pau-
pers, had forty-five more cases
yesterday than he could attend to.
It is this that makes the situation
so horrible. Those decomposed
bodies would cause sickness even
in a more healthy atmosphere, but
when the air is poisoned, as at
present the fact of so many bod-
ies remaining unburied for a long
time causes the best workers to
despair of successfully fighting the
fever. The suspension of ordi-
nary business occasions a great
demand for relief. Doctors^have
been so busy that only a few new
cases are reported, sixty only
A GRENADA SPECIAL
says : The mortuary report yes-
terday is considerably less than for
many days, there being three
deaths, all negros, and twelve new
cases reported, all negros. In fact,
the whites are nearly all gone,
there being out of a white popu-
lation of 2,000, only five well men
in the city. There remain one hun-
dred and twenty-five white people
besides the colored victims.
More money for nurses, stimulants
and cooked food is required.
Washington, September 9.—In-
dications for the west Gulf States
—colder cloudy and rainy weath-
er : northerly winds; rising bar-
“Truth is not drowned by water
nor destroyed by fire,” but we’ve
seen men who’d staud up and
make kindling wood of her in or-
der to beat a street car conductor
out of five cents.
When a fellow bequeaths his
body to a medical college for dis-
section, that’s what you may con-
sistently call “a dead give away.”
-[New York News.
-Choice, large mackerel, new catch,
just received at Moss’s.
The man who desires to compile
a complete catalogue of his friends
can make the work authentic by
trying to borrow $5 in time of ad-
versity. He won’t need to buy a
large memorandum book.
The gang of burglars who work
for seven straight hours to ham-
mer a safe to pieces to secure
fourteen cents know something
how a country minister feels next
day after a donation.—[Free Press.
William sends a letter to this
office asking us to explain what is
a depressed currency. A depres-
sed currency, William, an awfully
depressed one, is the buttons
found in church collection basket.
A Question for Sam.
Capt. Sam. Evans, in his politic-
al harangue at the court-house,
Wednesday evening, made the
statement that the government
had all along been run by “ law-
yers, politicians and demagogues.”
The captain has been In office a
good deal himself, but says he is
not a politician. Every one knows
he is not a lawyer. Does the cap-
tain belong to the third class 1
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—It would seem that the only
way to secure an honest horse-race
in this country is to turn the
horses loose on the track, mob the
pool-sellers, egg the judges, and
throw the drivers over the fence.
—The discovery has been made
that the world does not revolve
with the same motion that it did a
thousand years ago; but it still
swings around fast enough to sat-
isfy the man with a heavy bill
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—According to an official state-
ment in the English parliament the
deaths from famine in India run
up to the appalling figures of one
million three hundred and fifty
thousand, and it is very probable
that this is rather below than above
the actual number who have died.
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