The Daily Democrat. (Fort Worth, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 69, Ed. 1 Friday, February 2, 1883 Page: 2 of 4
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CAREY W. STYLES, - Editor,
W. J. Saundkiw, - Business Manager.
PROGRESS OF FEABEAQLX CON-
7%e Reprewntative of • St. L6uia
Company Strikes Rich Tin Mines
^in Mexico—A Curi-
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1883.
The young man Snow, who died in
jail here, leaves an estate of $16,000.
Gov. Thbockmorton is quite sick
at McKinney. (
The stockholders offer to donate
Solado college building to the state,
provided a normal Bchool be instituted
and carried on there. The property
is worth from $12,000 to $15,000. The
proposition has been forwarded, it is
said, to Austin.
Trains resume their run on the
washed out and damaged Montgom-
ery railroad yesterday. They had not
run through since the storm of light-
ning and rain last Friday night. The
greatest damage was done at Grassy
creek soven miles bclJto Navasota and
also near £bintersville.
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'' The Galveston News has got qjfhcr
a more efficient legislative reporter at
Austin, or better telegraphic service
than some of the other dailies that
publish the proceedings. The reader
can at least markc sense of its reports
and keep somewhere within the range
of what is really going on in the legis-
lature. This is not said to discredit
any other daily, but to suggest to
them all that their service might be
The Fort Worth Gazette does not lie
sire the location of the state lunatic
asylum in that city. It t desires that
Dallas should have it. Fort Worth has
no affection for Dallas.—Galveston
Another precinct to hear from and
an official count demanded. The
'worth of one of the cities and the
'las of the other are very much in-
clined to cultivate "moral, social and
Something over a year ago a number
of St. Louis business men made a little
iool fot an odd purpose. Mr. Henry
freeman, an experienced tin mining en-
gineer, who had for years been govern-
San Antonio is, according to Mayor
French, in the enjoyment of eminent
prosperity. Her growth has been
marvelous; her improvements in pro-
portion. Her building permits have
doubled each year from 1880. Her
population has grown from 13,000 to
30,000. Then she had one bridge,now
seven. Then two vacant school-houses,
now a cental high-school building,
with six ward schoof-housos. A per-
manent school fund of over $100,000,
thirty teachers, and over 2,000 pupils
enrolled. Over 5,000 lineal yards of
cement sidewalks have been laid. Ho
recommends further improvemants
and says he wants the hearty co-opera
tion of the council asvhe will not serve1
after this term.
The snow slides in Colorado are
terrific. About three miles from
Crested Butte, thirty employes in the
Howard F. Smith Anthracite Coal
iriine were sleeping in a building
which was crushed, the occupants
being hurled down the mountain side.
The rescuing party ^recovered the
bodies of Bevon dead and eighteen
wounded. The expensive machinery
was aljilestroyed. A snow slide struck
and dnched an .engine, whjch "had
gone ahead of its coaches four miles,
and lies n®w twenty feet under snow.
The passengers are starving ; a wreck-
ing engine is trying to convey pro-
visions totherfl. It could not, yester-
day, get in two miles of the coaches.
PLANT THE TREES.
It is gratifying to notice that large
shipments of young fruit trees are re-
ceived almost every day, through the
express offices of this city. It indi-
cates that the farmers of Tarrant
county are not oblivious of thb bene
fits to be derived from attention to
fruit-growirfg, and that in a short
time our home orchard* will be culti-
vated to an extent that will enable
them to produce all the fruits, except
perhaps, apples, required for this sec
tion of country, without being com-
pelled to depend upon northern and
eastern orchards for supplies, so
wholesome and necessary to the health
of the people. The experiment of a
scientific gentleman on ton acres of
land a few miles from Austin, has
proven that fruits, grapes and berries,
of nearly every variety, can be as suc-
cessfully raised on Texas soil*13 any
where else in the world. With care in
the planting and growing of the
young trees, an intelligent county of
farmers can, in a few years, reuder its
population independent of supplies
from abroad, and redeem many acres
now covered with cactus plants and
sage brush. Let -the apple, peach,
pear, and all berries adapted to our
soil.liave due attention, and the here-
tofore waste places on farming lands
will be made to "blossom as the rose,"
and from which 'the husbandman will
reap a rich reward.
ment inspector of the English tin mines
in Australia, was written to and Induce-
ment offered which brought him to at.
Louis. Here he was equipped for a
lonjf prospecting trip into Mexico, and
with credentials which insured him
comparatively easy sailing, and was
instructed to determine once for all
whether the American market must be
always beholden to England, Australia
or the islands skirted by the straits of
Malacca for its tin supplies.
He took his departure, and a few days
ago returned to tlie men who sent him,
bringing with him 1,BOO pounds of beau-
tiful white metal that looked for all the
world like silver, but that was. in fact,
the purest of tin. A Republican re-
porter met him yesterday at the Hotel
Jarnum, and gleaned something of his
experience from him. He is a middle-
aged Englishman, very intelligent, very
cosmopolitan, and with a very bad cold,
incident to his advent in a climate
where the mercury sometimes sinks be
low 32 degrees Fahrenheit. He says it
was over rtlteen months ago that he first
crossed the Mexican line, and he went
almost directly to the state of Durango,
where old worked-out mines show
where the Spaniards dug silver several
generations ago. The state is, he says,
the garden-spot of Mexico, and its peo-
ple are intelligent, law-abiding and
thrifty. Thev look with suspicion on a
foreigner, but good behavior and
fair dealing are sure passports
to their conlidence, and if
was not long before he had procured
from the authorities liberal prospective
grants. Before going there he knew
there were tin deposits in that region.
But as none of the product had been
exported either to the United States or
Europe there was a question whether
the ore was sufficiently rich to make it
yield "fruit." His doubts were soon set
at rest with very little labor on hlspart,
for he discovered a curious vagabond
custom bearing on the very subject of
inquiry, lie learned that when one of
the do-naught fellows, who affiict the
towns there as elsewhere, got into a
really distressing strait, he hied him
to the mountain with a pick, and dig-
ging ' a few hundred' weight of ore,
spent a week or bo in smelting out the
metal, which in most cases was a good
quality of tin. This product he lugged
down* into the town, where it com-
manded a3 much as 30 cents per pound,
and enabled him to pay his debts
and dissipate in a moderate degree.
The crude processes made tlio work so
tediousyhowever, that the natives did
not lesort to It as a business, and not a
smelting works, however humble, ex-
ists in the state.
Examining the old silver mines, Mr.
Freeman found that to reach the silver
vein the workers had in nearly every
rase cut through a vein of tin, so that
here were so many ready sunk shafts,
'which needed only to be cleaned out.
braced and worked for tin. The ores, he
said, yield, as a rule, about sixty per
cent. of pure metal, and the supply is
•practically unlimited. Procuring an
old bellows from ah English resident,
and employing a number of "peonies"
at fifty cents per day, which is regarded
as good pay in that country, he entered
upon a prolonged prospecting tour,
and whenever he located good ore
he immediately filed his claim on
behalf of the St. Louis company he rep-
resented and secured a grant. The
finest and largest vein he discovered
was in the very heart of the city
of Durango. In this experimental work
he employed twenty-three men, and
with his 'primitive smelting appara-
tus he worked out and refined a little
over two thousand pounds of as pretty
metal as can be round in the market
All through the state are large
growths of oak timber, which furnishes
the strongest charcoal for smelting pur-
poses, while there is an abundance of
water, which Is one of the most essen-
tial elements in tin mining.
The climate, Mr. Freeman says, is
most delightful, and ths extremes,
which are so severe in northern regions,
are unknown there, white frost being
the most aggravated exhibition which
Jack Frost maks there.
The. St. Louisans with whom Mr.
Freeman is acting have determined to
work the miues. and he will purchase
the necessary machinery for a smelting
and refining work before he returns
there. Durango is five hundred miles
from Monterey, which is the nearest
railroad point at present, but a railroad
is being built west from Chihuahua,
which, It is expected, will reach that
town within seven months, it being al-
ready surveyed. The metal which Mr.
Freeman brought with him was carried
to Monterey in two spring wagons, the
trip being made in seven days. He has
secured railroad rates which makes it
certain that under most adverse circum-
stances the reiined metal can be freigh-
ted to St. Louis for three and one-half
cents less per pound than from any other
producing point in the world, while the
cost of producing and freightage to-
gether gives this field an advantage of
at least 33J per cent, over any other
A VETERAN DEAD.
Mr. VV. W. Burrow of Overton is
dead, aged about 65. From Bedford,
Tenn., ho came to Texas in 1838.
Was in Indian fights in Cherokee
and Smith counties, enlisted at Hen-
derson in Alston Ferguson's company
in May, 1846. Was muttered into
service at Paint Isabel in M. T. Blood's
regiment of Texas Rangers. Was in
the battle of Monterey and was hon-
orably discharged at Montlng; He
was highly rospected.
THE BLUFF HOUSE.
NORTHSIPE PUBLIC SQUARE
Mrs. C.P. PATH, Proprietress,
This house has recently changed hands
and is now a FIRST-CLASS HO'J^L.
Elegantly furnished rooms, and the ta-
ble is supplied with the very best the
market- words. Polite and attentive
waiters and porters, Everything, Clkan,
Nkw and Nice.
Day board per week $5 00
Board and lodging per week 5 50 to 7 00
Transient per day 1 50
Tlie Illinois Central
Less than a fortnight remains before
the. beginning of I^ent, and this interval
will accordingly be crowded with pub-
lic balls and private parties. The end
of January and the beginning of Febru-
ry bring the dancing and dining season
to Its height; for, although fashionable
frolicand frivolity by no means halt with
Ash Wednesday, and a few of the most
famous annual masquerade balls occur
during the Lenten period, yet in gen-
eral society takes note of the season of
penance, and makes its arrangements in
accordance therewith. The usual earll
ness of Lfent this year has already im-
pressed Itself on the attention of party
givers and party goers. „
Grand Entrance intolthe CITY
Pumps, Gas Pipe, Barbed
Wire, Pocket and table
Houston St.. Fort Worth.
THE OLD RELIABLE
Corner of Houston and Second streets.
The finest brands of Kentucky Sour
Mash, Pennsylvania Rye, and tlie
most noted brands of
Imported Cognac Brandy, Wines,
ETC., SOLD OVER THIS BAR.
PURE HAVANA CIGARS.
OVEtt THEIR GREAT
Four Track Route,
Along the Luke Front.
No stieets, Draw Bridges or Railroad
Tracks to Cross,
The Illinois Central
Imported Vienna Bottled Beer,
Fine Billiard and Pool Tables.
You will always find the most atten-
tive barkeepers to supply your wants.
OPEN ALL DAY AND ALL NIGHT.
Local Option Saloon.
G. M. RINTLEMAN <fc CO., Propr's.
The best of Wines, Liquors ami Cigars.
Main and Front Streets.
Mala St,; Next to Pythian Temple.
Runs two Daily trnlns from St. Louis "and
Cairo without change.
cars from St. Louis and
ro to Chicago.
The Equipment ot this line is first-class,
fine commodious:;day: coaches
PALACE SLEEPING CARS.
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Ed. B. BROWN, Prop'r.
Fine billiard and Pool Tables.
OLD HERMITAGE WHISKEY
Always in Stock. 9-1-tf
GOLD MEDAL, PARIS, 187b.
Warranted absolutely pure
Cocoa, from which tho cxcoas of
Oil liaa been removed. It has thru
times the ttrenglh of Cocoa mixed
with Starch, Arrowroot or Sugar,
and Is thereforo far more economi-
cal. ll li dclicloun, nourishing,
strrnglhcnin;;, easily dlgvutcd, and
admirably adapted for invalids as
well as for persons ill health.
Sold by Grocers everywhere.
J, BAKER & CO.. Dorchester, Mass.
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INTERNATIONAL & GREAT
NORTHERN R, R.
is the'direct line between
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JLILI u X JtzL O
AND ALL POINTS1IN THE .
North, East, (Vest,
PAS 8 E N G E R S
Can Uke their choice of routes either via
Taylor and tho
NEW WACO LINE!
Or via the
St, Louis, Iron Mountain &
Close connections at
FOR ALL TKINCIPAL CITIES
FORT WORTH GROCER!
Staple, Fancy Groceries, Tobacco and Cigars,
CALIFORNIA FKIITS, CANNED GOODS,
Call, you will ilnd a Large and Fresh Stock to select from at Bottom Prices, South
east corner Houston and First * I reels. J. 11. Brown's old .staud. aug 30
CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC
TAYLOR STREET, CORNER THIR
All branches of Music t^nght. CULTIVATION OF THE VOICE a specialty.
TEBMS: $10 AND $15 PER QUARTER, ACCORD-
ING TO GRADE.
send for circular.
57-lm W. T. RANDALL, Principal.
C. J. SWASEY,
CASEY & SWASEY,
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN
Liquors and Cigars.
Agents ffor Lemp's Bottled Beer.
49 and 51 Houston Street. FORT WORTH, TEXAS.
DRUGGIST and PHARMACIST,
COR. FIRST AND MAIN STREETS,
FORT WORTH, TEXAS.
Prescriptions carefully compounded
by elticlent druggists, both day and
F. G. BOUND
Shop on Houston Street, Between 6th
FORT WORTH, - - TEXAS.
j^#~Repairing Done Neatly and at
X-ZIs Work is arirst-Cla-ss,
And always gives Satisfaction.
FARMER & HENRY,
Liiieiy, Sale and feed Stables,
Rusk Street, between First and
Breaking sad Training Horses a Specialty.
Hacks or Buggies
Promptly attended to.
Teleohnne Connection with all carts of the Citj,
Texas and Pacific Railway
The Short Line
And all prominent cities in the
The Direct Line Between
New Mexico, Arizona and California,
And all points
NORTH, EAST AND SOUTHEAST.
ST All & CRESCENT
The Short Line
TO ALL POINTS
East Southeast North
IS BY THE POPULAR
Star & Crescent Route
The only 'all rail route from
Texas to New Orleans
STARR S. JONBS,
Pass. Ag't Stnr nnd Crescent Route,
Grand Union Ticket Office, Cor-
ner Treniont and Market
J. C. ZIMMEB,
f?en. Passenger Ag't Houston Tex
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Trains leave Fort Worth, as follows:
St. Lcuis express leaves Fort Worth,
dnily, nt 4:45 n. m.
Local passenger leaves Fort Worth, ex
cept Sunday, at 12:01 p. m.
going west :
California express leaves Fort Worth at
10.30 p. m.
Close connection at Little Rock for all
points in the Southeast, and In the Union
denot, St. Louis, with express trains In
Pullman Palace Sleeping Cars
DEMING. EL PASO, FORT WORTH,
DALLAS AND ST. LOUIS,
MARSHALL AND ATCIIAFALA1A
For rates, tickets or any information, ap-
ply to any of tlie ticket agents, or to
H. P. Hughes,
Pass, Aalnt, Houston,
B. W. McCuxxoroir,
General Agent, Marshal.
F. CruNDtw#. \
tienl. Pass. Agist.
k C. B. Kinnan,
Awl. Oett'l. Pasa Agent, .
H. M. Hoxin,
Vlcc Pre* and Traffic Manager. St Louis.
ST. LOUIS TYPE FOUNDRY
PRINTING MACHINE WORKS
Oorntr Third and Vint Btrntp,
Im Everything Nudtd la • PrlnUiff Mm-
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Styles, Carey W. The Daily Democrat. (Fort Worth, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 69, Ed. 1 Friday, February 2, 1883, newspaper, February 2, 1883; Fort Worth, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth233572/m1/2/: accessed May 26, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.