The Daily Fort Worth Democrat. (Fort Worth, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 130, Ed. 1 Friday, November 30, 1877 Page: 2 of 4
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Office, Houston Street! Next Door to
Brown’s, Up Stairs.
NOVEMBER 30, 1877-
No attention will be paid to anony-
mous communications ; every article
must be accompanied by tlie writer’s
CoRiiESPOxr;unce on all matters o(
public interest is respectfully solicited,
Correspondence for the benefit of the
writer, or of a personal nature must be
paid tor at advertising rates, and inva-
riably in advance.
Under no Circumstances do we
return Rejected Manuscript.
Communications written on Both
Sides op the sheet are never con-
Communications calculated to
subserve Private Interests, ciiarg
SD FOR AT THE RATE OF ADVERTISE
Companions in arms—Twins.
Hubbard should put his mili-
tia into active training.
It is said that the best throw
that can possibly be made with
dice, is to throw them away.
Ip a fool and his money is
soon parted, it may be considered
worth being a fool, just to have
the money to part with.
Mince is ripe, and the bill of
fare contains mince pie for din-
ner, and a pain in the abdominal
• region for a late supper.
Ip Hayes vetoes the silver
bill, he will more than undo all
the good work he has done, since
he has been in the executive
Ip the United States does not
afford Texas protection from
foreign enemies, should she be
required to yield obedience and
pay tribute f
Can Kellogg be seated in the
Senate and Hayes remain Presi-
dent? There seems an apparent
inconsistency in this. But the
administratiou is a tissue of in-
Frye, of Maine, acting no
doubt under dictation from
Blaine, lias spoken out in meet-
ing and denounced Hayes’ policy
as wrong in fact, and ruinous to
the party. One more puff in the
strong current that will shatter
the Republican organization.
The Frontier Echo says the
Dallas Herald has received a
potato, weighing seventeen
pounds. The Echo is in error?
it was a cabbage head. It did
not know Bartow, had just re-
turned from Washington, and
adopted that method of announ-
cing his own arrival.
The present 'season has!
clearly demonstrated that Fort
Worth possesses all the advan-
tages that the Democrat has
claimed for it, and justifies all
the predictions which the Dem-
ocrat has made in reference to
the immense business that would
be transacted here. The facili-
ties for the transaction of bus-
iness has continually augment-
ed, and although there is now
as much capital, and as large
stocks couceutrated here as in
any interior city in the State,
there is yet room for more, and
business enough for more. The
market here has been confessed-
ly better, and the competition
more active than elsewhere,
which redounds to the interest
ot the producers, and as it is
an acknowledged fact that on
the producers’ prosperity de-
pends that of every other class,
it has made trade lively and
money easy with all classes.
The speculators have, it is true,
drawn very heavily upon the
capital of the banks and bank-
ers, aud the vast amount of pro-
duce coming here for shipment,
aud the impossibility of hand
ling and forwarding it as rap-
idly as it has accumulated has
made money in great demand.
The banks realizing greater
profits from this branch of their
business, than from discounts,
have been slow to extend ac-
commodations occasionally need-
ed, and extended to small opera-
tors. This condition of the
money market is a sure evidence
of the extent of the business
tiansacted. A plenty of money
seeking investments outside of
trade channels, is a certain indi-
cation of light trade.
There will be shipped from Fort
Worth this year, not less than
40,000 bales of cotton, coming
from thirty or more counties
tributary to tlqs city, who will
continue to trade at this point
for years to come, let the rail-
road extensions be what they
may. The strength of the
place, as a commercial mart,
and the inducements which it
will always be able to offer, will
always command this trade, and
the demands for more rapid
transportation will necessitate
the construction of narrow
gauge roads to the interior,
which will act as feeders to the
trade of the city. There is dan-
ger lest the present prosperity
of the city should impress our
business men with a spirit of
contentment, which may cause
them to lag in some of the en-
terprises which need their aid
THE LA^D SWINDLE.
The committee appointed by
Wm. A. Wheeler, the Vice
President, will not inspire the
public with any degree of confi
dence that the accounts of the
Treasury will receive a thorough
investigation. Davis aud Beck
may do their duty and do it well,
but Ingalls, Allison, and Camer-
on dread nothing more than an
overhauling of the Treasury ac-
The Houston Age says : “ It
is generally understood that
Gen. Ord is authorized to take
the necessary steps to capture
Mexican raiders into Texas terri-
tory. * * * * That Diaz
had ordered troops to the Rio
Grande to prevent American
soldiers from following raiding
parties aecross the river.”
From the conflicting orders o:
the two governments, as under-
stood by the Age, it predicts,
and with some feeliDg encour-
ages, with the hope of territorial
gain, an early collision between
the two countries.
The conflict now pending be-
fore Congress for party supre-
macy. strains their powers and
ansoibsall consideration of other
matters. They grudgingly re-
tained the present numerical
force of Ihe army; if Texas re
lies on it for relief, her frontier
will continue to invite the ma-
rauder to plunder.
We therefore urge our Gover-
nor to use What lawful means he
may, to place in position State
forces, sufficient to afford ample
protection to the border for the
present and security for the
Wheu the storm in Congress
is over and the wreck of the now
dominant party is removed, we
will have justice administered
and our expenditures reimbursed
We shall publish copious ex-
tracts from Brick Pomeroy’s let-
ter written from this city, on the
occasion of his visit in July last.
It contains much information of
value to those who desire com-
ing to Texas, which is ol uuusu-%
al value, as it comes from a dis-
interested source. Such of our
citizens as desire extra copies of
the paper for distribution, will
please send in their names as
early as twelve o’clock Saturday.
We thought the papers in Cen-
tral Texas, were poking fun at
friend Bartow, and trying to
make him nervous, because they
did not receive the Herald. Our
own experience forces us to the
conclusion that the Herald has
suspended its exchange list.
—“That parrot of mine’s a
wonderful bird,” says Sniythe;
“he cries ‘Stop thief’ so natu-
rally that every time I hear it I
always stop. What are you
laughing at, anyway?”
—Whoever sincerely endeav-
ors to do all the good he can
will probably do much 'more
than he imagines, or will ever
know to the day of judgment,
when the secrets of all hearts
shall be made manifest.
How it was Found Qui.
In 1875 an arrest was made of
two or three counterfeiters in
Illinois—-Hugh Chittick, a Chi
eag detective, being engaged m
the arrest. Dr. S. A. Owens, ot
Waco, happened to be in Chi-
cago at the time, and ascertained
that some of the papers found
in a trunk belonging to the coun-
terfeiters related to Texas lauds.
He sought Chittick and obtaiu-
ed two or three of the papers
from him, and soon after came
to Austin and reported the mat-
ter to George Clark, then Attor-
ney-General, Gov. Coke then
being absent from the capital.
Clark at once began a corres-
pondence with Chittick, the de-
tective, and after numerous let-
ters and a delay of several
months, obtained from Chittick
all the papers, seals, etc., in said
trunk relating to Texas lands
These papers consisted of forg-
ed deeds, certificates, impres-
sions of seals in wax, certifi-
cates of Tullis with his confed-
erates, etc., such correspondence
being not signed at all, or signed
fictitiously. These papers were
received a few days before Clark
went out of office, and after con-
sultation with Gov. Coke, As-
sistant Attorney-General Peeler
and Rhoads Fisher, chief clerk
of the Laud Office, it was deem
ed best not to arrest Tullis at
once because the developments
were not sufficient to bag the
whole gang, but with the clue
thus furnished, to proceed to
ferret out the whole combination
and arrest the whole partj sim-
ultaneously. On Clark’s retire-
ment from office, the papers
were turned over to Attorney-
General Ikione, with full ex-
planations by Clark. Soon after
this Gov. Coke employed Judge
Foster, the detective who work-
ed up the affair, and with Boone
and Fisher, put him on the trail
of the forgers. Coke paid Fos-
ter a retainer of $1,000, aud the
work has been done under con-
tract with Foster, drawn by
Boone at Coke’s direction. Fos-
ter was the regular United
States postal detective, and at
Gov. Hubbard’s request last
winter, Coke assited him in hav-
ing Foster's agency extended
over the whole of Texas by the
United States Post-office De-
partment, in order to enlarge
his facilities for working up the
case. The result is now before
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Office on Houston Sti eef, over Railroad Store
FORT WORTH. TEXAS.
TElRifELt & BECKHAM,
Attorneys at Law,
Office over P. O. on Main Street.
juiuiy. Fort Worth, Texas.
I. F. ARNOLD. K. F. ARNOLD
B. B. PADDOCK, Editor Democrat.
Attorneys at Law,
Fort Worth, - - Texas.
Post Office building, Main Street,
Will practice in the State and Federal
Courts. Prompt attention given to all
business entrusted to them.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Office Wynne building, Southeast cor
ner public square.-
1^°* Will practice in civil' cases in
the courts of the county. d-lm-w
Mr. Shane’s Little Affair with
an American Lion.
— Honor aud justice, reason
and equity go a great way in
procuring prosperity to those
who use them; and, in case of
failure, they secure the best re-
treat and the most honorable
There is now on exhibition in
the Lindell Hotel the rudely
stuffed hide of a very ljirge aud
ferocious looking mountain lion,
which was killed a few weeks
ago in Hinsdale county, south-
west of Pueblo, Col. Mr. H, J.
Minor and a partner named
Henry Shane were engaged in
running a pack train of burros,
or small Mexican asses, over the
mountains to the mines in the
San Juan country. They had
just gene into camp one night in
Antelope Park when the lion
made its appearance. It appears
that one of the burros had given
out from exhaustion aud had
been left standing alone in the
snow a short distance from
camp. The animal, although
almost unable to move, suddenly
gave evidence of great terror
and alarm and commenced to
bray. Mr. Shane started out of
camp to see what the trouble
was. As soon as he left the
circle of the camp-fire a large
mountain lion sprang upon
him from a protecting rock
above and bore him to the earth.
His partner, Mr. Minor, saw the
animal spring, and called at once
to Shane to keep still. The lion
s’ood growling over the pros*
trate man. with his two fore feet
on his breast. Minor dropped
the ropes he was engaged in coil-
ing and seized a Winchester rifle
and fired. The ariRimal dropped
and Shane scrambled to his feet
and assisted iu dispatching the
ferocious beast. He was hurt
slightly about the breast where
the claws had penetrated the
clothing. The lion is but poorly
stuffed, but it is quite a curios-
fy. It resembles a very large
cat, and would measure perhaps
seven feet from the nose to the
tip of the tail. It is the largest
and best specimen of the Rocky
Mountain lion species ever
brought to this cily.—[Kansas
B. F. MAEVTZ,
BONNIE & CO.,
Dealers in Kentucky Burbeon and Rye
Wines aud Brandies,
G6 Second Street,
DANIELS & REA,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
Dried Fruits vSS3.
Finest brands ol all descriptions,
at Rock Bottom prices,
J,A U C*E ASSORTMENT
All sizes of Drain Tile for CISTERN PUR-
LOMSmiK HYDRAULIC CEBIT,
SOLE AGENTS FOR
T!aouip§«is9& Fire Clay
Mir hi Stas,
at prices tha* cannot be beaten.
HOUSTON ST., near Depot.
—A good book and a good
woman are excellent things for
those who know how to justly
appreciate their value. There
are men, however, who judge
both from the beauty of their
-» | -*-—
—’While a compositor on the
Montreal Witness was setting
up an advertisement of a lost
canary a few days ago, the bird
flew in at the office window.
This shows the value of adver-
—The features of a beautiful
countenance are hieroglyphics
of sentiments. He whose mind
is the key to those hieroglyphics
becomes the lover.
—“Speaking of riddles, Mr.
Jones,” said the landlady of a
down town boarding house the
other day, “can you tell the dif-
ference between a beefsteak and
a shingle ? No ! Then I’ll broil
you a shingle hereafter every
morning for breakfast instead
of beefsteak.” Jones has moved.
—New York has a “penny res-
taurant,” where a small cup of
coffee, bread and butter, pork
and beans, a slice of corned beef,
mush, oatmeal, and boiled rice
may be obtained at a cost of one
cent for each item. It is a news-
paper man’s enterprise, was
started on tIre 8th instant, aud
is proving a success.
—Don Piatt speaks of the
Vermont Senator as “ the cap-
tious and querulous Senator Ed-
munds, who fciiUd of admission
to the Episcopal-Church because
he moved 336 amendments to
the Thirty-nine Articles.”
ST. LOUIS NATIONAL
These Stock Yards are located at
East M. JLoiais, Illinois
Directly opposite the city of Saint
Louis, and nearer its business
centre, than any yards lo-
cated therein. They
embrace an area of
650 acres, oi
ioo Acres are Enclosed,
ness ot the yard,
and 60 acres are under
shed. The stock arriving
is unloaded directly in the pens
and placed immediately on the market.
Buyers from New York, Boston,
Chicago, Cincinnati, Louisville, Nash-
ville and other points are permanently
located at the yards, and shippers can
confidently anticipate an active and re-
liable market for all receipts however
large and for all grades of stock.
Every effort will be made to advance
the confidence of shippers in the Saint
Louis live stock market, which has al-
ready, through the agency of these
yards, become at least the equal of any
live stock market in the West.
A first-class hotel for the convenience
of its patrons is attached to the yard.
NELSON MORRIS, President.
ISAAC H. KNOX, Sec, & Tree
CHAS. T. JONES, Sup’t, [jul-ly
JL N. i¥lani§e! & Co*,
WAGON MATERIAL, AND
AGKICU LTDRA L IM-
Whitewater Wag ens,
Corner Houston and Third Sts..
ul5-ly. FORT WORTH, TEXAS.
H. N. CONNER.
In the City.
West Side Houston St.,
FORT WORTH, TEXAS.
-If you want-
of any kind send your orders to
THE DEMOCRAT OFFICE.
T. W. POWELL,
\3 G GIS
Drugs, Medicines, Faints, Oil, Glass &e.
CONNER & MYERS,
Booksellers and News Dealer,
Houston St. Bet. 4th & 5th
Have on hand a new and select assort-
ment of all goods pertaining to our line,
which we offer to the public at bottom cash
figures. Late periodicals will be found on
our counters. Particular attention is called
to our cotton marking ink (warranted not to
wash out). Cotton sampling aud rag and
straw paper. Remember the place! Look
for the sign? Just opposite Christian Church.
! Thus. A. Tidbail.
J J. S. Jarvis:
K. M. YanZanrtt.
J. F. Tmith.
K. D, Bateman, W. Q. Bateman,
Fort Worth. Jefl'erson.
-A N D-
West Side Hublic Square,
FORT WORTH. TEXAS.
33= Gn hand at all times a full stock of Bag-
ging, Ties and all kinds of Grocesies, at
prices ti suit both merchants and planters.
J | Tidbail, VaaZandt &Co.
Fort Worth, Texas. .
A General Banking business
made and prompt-
New Orleans La
McCrearev & Barlow
ikell, Iftia I fit,
Successorst BUSSEY & CO..
16 South Commercial St.,
ST. LOUIS, MO.
Libera] Advances made on Consignments
Collections made and promptly remitted.
„ South Easf corner of El Faso building,
Fort Wortn hexas. 6-21-tf.
MISCELL A NEOUS.
WliS & JOHNSON
S. f. MORISON & DO.,
Grain, Flour and Produce,
Near Freight Depot
FORT WORTH, TEXAS.
We buy anything that cand be bought, aud
sell anything that can be sold in this market
on commission only, and respeetfullv solicit
consignments. Special attention given to the
sate and shipment of Grain, Flour, Cotton,
Wool and Hides. Orders for all kinds of
Gram (promptly filled.
Libera! advances made on Consignments
A Splendid Opportunity o
WIN A FORTUNE!
GKAND MONTHLY CHAWING, 1S78.
At New Orleans, Tuesday, January 8’
This Inatution was regularly incorporated
by the Legislature of the State for Educa-
tional and Chairitable purposes in 1868, with
a Capital of $1,000,000. to which it has re-
cently added a reserve sum of $350,000. Its
Grand Single Number Drawings will take
place monthly It never scales, or postpones.
Look at the following distribution.
CAPITAL PRIZE, $30,000.
100,000 Tickets at Two Dollars Each
Half Tickets $1.
LIST OF PHIZES,
Printed at the
1 Capital Prize
1 Grand Prize of
1 Grand Prize of
2 Large Prizes of
5 Large Prizes of
20 Prizes of
100 prizes of
200 prizes of
500 prizes of
I$00 prizes of
10 RE HEAD & C0.;
Warehouse and Cotton Plat
form on the Track.
Agents for the sale of
McAlester . Goal.
Cash advadees made on Cotton, Grain,
Wool and Hides.
Fort Worth, Texas.
ROBERT STRAKORN & CO.
Union Stock Yards, Chicago, 111.
NORTH SIDE O PUBLIC SQUARE.
The Stable is stocked with the best
BOOGIES AND CARRIAGES
to be found in the city.
Parties going to points WEST, NORTH
oOulil KU’DLBhed with conveyances
Our Stable contains the best selected stock
SADDLE & HARNESS HORSES'
in Northern Texas.
A new HEARSE for funeral purposes.
July 13. 6-m.
J. C. RICH \RDSON, Ag’t,
FORT WORTH, TEXAS.
Liberal Advances made on
Office at First National Bank. 9-16-3m
Notice to Those Contemplating
JOSEPH KAME, JJ.KAHB
Architects & Contractors,
Carpenter Shop and Office on
Plans, specifications and full sized detail
drawings for every description of buildings;
public or private, city or country, inoludin*
estimates ol cost, of materials and labor.
'C J.- KANE, an experienced architect,
wilt give his personal superintendence to all
work performed by them, to insure satlsfhe
tory and good workmanship Charges mo«!
"ere; work done promptly.
Postoffice box 39. ' marla-Om
Bring y°ur A Ob Work to the
East Side of xi»a?tc,n St-
C„ BMM «& CO.,
9 Approximation Prizes of $390
9 do do 100
9 do do 100
1,857 Prizes amounting to $110,400
Write for Circulars or send orders to
M. A. DAUPHIN,
P O. Box 692, New Orleans, La.
All our Grand Extraordinary
are under the supervision
and personal management of:
Gen. G. T. Beauregard, of Louisiana, ar.fl
Gen. Jubal A. Early, of Virginia, Commis-
Tuesday;, January 8, 1878.
Capital Prize, $100,000. Tickets, $l()eaeh.
My US. MiiUii&f§ Li§§-
Three times a week to Palo
Pintu, Caddo, Breckenridge
and Fort Griffin. Leaves
Weatherford Monday, Wednes
day and Friday morning.
Three times a week to Jacksboro
Leave Weatherford Tues-
day Thursday and Satur-
day, after breakfast.
Agent on every train will sell tickets
C. K. REAVES, Agent,
83 M AIN SEIiEET.
Mrs.' M. M. LEE
Up-stairs, next to Democrat offie.
ALFORD & VEAL’S ADDITION
City of FORT WORTH.
1 will sell one hundred of these besulifttl
lots to the highest bidder, one-third cash,
balance in 6 and 12 months; without ©serve,
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1877,
on the Public Square, in Fort Worth.
W. S. Eneeland, Agt.
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