The Daily Democrat. (Fort Worth, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 72, Ed. 1 Tuesday, February 6, 1883 Page: 1 of 4
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THE DAILY DEMOCRAT.
FORT WORTH, TEXAS, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6,1883.
CITY AND COUNTY DIRECTORY
Judicial,. Ministerial and Police Direc-
tory of Tarrant County.
District Judge—A. J. Hood.
County Judge—R.K. Beckham.
District Clerk—J. M. Hartslield.
County Clark—John F. Swayne.
Deputy Sheriffs—R. H. Tucker, G. W.
"VVeir, W. P- Thomas.
County Attorney—VV. S. Pendleton
Countv Treasurer—J. B. Boyd.
County Tax Collector—Frank Elliston.
County Tax Assessor—VV. D. Hall.
County Surveyor—G. M. Williams.
Commissioners—B. F. Latimer, pre-
cinct No. Is L. H. Stephens, precinct
No. 2; John Terrell, precinct No. 3; T.
B. Maddox, precinct No. 4. "
Justices of the Peace—Ham Furman,
John F. Zinn, precinct No. 1; JO.E.Kan-
kin, precinct No. 2; S. Cowan, precinct
No. 3; L. W. Jones, precinct No. 4; Jas.
II. Smith, precinct No. 5; .1, M. Ben-
brook, precinct No. (i; J. E. Ilickman,
precinct No. 7; T. B. Huitt, precinct
No. 8. • •
Constable—W. B. Hale, precinct No. 1.
Mayor—J. P. Smith.
City Attorney—Robert McCart.
City Treasurer—John S. Loving.
City Assessor and Collector—R. E.
Deputy Assessor and Collector—J. W.
City Engineer—E. K. Smoot.
City Marshal—S. M. Farmer.
Deputy City Marshal—S. E. IlaiTison.
City Secretary—C. McDougal.
Chief of Fire Department—George
Engineer of Fire Engine—G. W. Hill,
Aldermen—Jesse Jones, first ward;
Max Elser, ilrst ward; Sam Seaton. sec-
ond ward; VV. R. Haymaker, second
ward: M. C. Brooks, third ward; J. T.
lliekey. third ward.
City Physician—II. VV. Moore,
(.'itv Sexton—Q. J. Eskew.
Policemen—C. R.Scott. J. P. Witcher.
J. Higgle, VV. M. Rae. J. VV. Coker, C.
E. W. Milton, C. E. Garretson, J. H.
City Jailor—R. II. Foster.
Chain Gang Boss—C. G. Broclman
FIRST NATIONAL BANK,
CORNER OF HOUSTON AND SECOND STREETS,
25 CENT COLUMN
WANTED by the Daii.y Dkmochat 500
additional city subscribers at 20 cents a
week, or 75 cents a month.
WANTED—A situation by an ex-
perienced stationary engineer. Can be
seen at Mrs. Stewart's boarding-house.
Good references given.s 2-!t-3t
Oitickrs-M. B. Loyd, President; D. C. Bennett, Vice President; George Jack-
son, Cashier. *
Directors—Godwin, Jas Wutklns, Geo Jackson, M B Loyd, Jas D Reed. D C Ben-
nett, J Q Sandidge.
TRANSACT A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS.
A. M. Britton, President, John Nichols, Vice President, S. W. Lomax, Cashier.
THE CITY NATIONAL BANK
knights ok lloxok.
Tarrant Lodge No. 1,206 meets at
their hall on Main street, second and
fourth Wednesday evening of each
month. J. C. Scott, Dictator.
R. E. Eakin*, Financial Reporter.
Fort Worth Lodge No. 101, Knights
and Ladies of Honor meets at their hull
second and fourth Tuesday evening each
month. D. L. JIaloxk, Protector,
Geo. I. Do i>, Secretary.
independent ordkk 0 1> fellows.
Junction City Lodge No. 150,1. O. O.
F.. meets at their hall, south side pub-
lic square, every Thursday night.
F. M. Gkary, J. J. Milleu, N. G.
Fort Worth Lodge No. 251,1. O. O. F..
meets at their hall, south side public
square, every Friday night.
J. K. Ezkll, F. Kaiskk, N. G.
ANCIENT OliDER UNITED workmen.
Hope Lodge No. 23, meet* at their
hall, corner Second and Houston, every
second and fourth Thursday night ia
each month. Ai.dkicii, M. VV.
John Cameron Secretary.
Amity Lod^e No. <54. Ancient Order
United Workmen, meets sartielial every
J. >V. Ramsey, M. W.
VV. VV. Lisle, Recorder.
catholic knights of amkuica.
Fort Worth brunch No. 97 meets at
thfirhallon Main street, between Sec-
ond and Third, on the first and third
Sundays of the month, at 3 o'clock p. m.
J. Kane, President.
Jxo. A. Beroin, Recording Sec y.
Fort VVortli Typographical Union,
No. 198, meets at Odd Fellows hall.
Weatherford street, the first Sunday in
every month. VV. O. Stillman,
J. M. Johnson, . President.
knights of lahor.
Giant City Assembly meets the second
and fourth Wednesday nights of each
month at Odd Fellows Ilail.
J. R. Hardin, Master Workman.
T. J. Nkatheriiy, Secrery.
Fort Worth Chapter R. A. M., No. 58,
corner Main and Second streets, meets
on the second Wednesday night in each
month. VV. H. Field, II. P.
Gkorok Jackson, Secretary.
Fort Wort# Lodge A. F. and A.M .
No. 148, corner Main and Second streets,
meets on the first and third Saturday
nights of the month.
J. Y. Hoosett, W. M.
W. II. Field, Secretary.
kioiits olt pythias.
Queen City No. 21, meets in Castle
hall, on the corner of Main and Second
streets, every Monday night.
Endowment rank K. of P., meets in
their hall; on the corner of Main and Sec-
ond streets, every third Saturday night
in each month.
J. F. CoorKR, President.
I. Carb, Secretary.
Red Cross lpdge N®. 14, meets in Cas7
tie hall, on the comer of Main and Sec-
ond, every Thursday night.
H. M. Fi rman, C* C.
Wm. CaIts, K. of R. & 8.
THE BLUFF HOUSE.
north side public square,
Mrs, C. P. PATTONi Proprietress.
Thin house has recently changed bonds
nnd is now a FIRST-CLASS HOTEL,
i.k cantly furnished rooms, and the ta-
ble is supplied with the venr best the
market ufl'ords. Polite andf attentive
waiters and porters, Everything, Clean,
New and Nice. , 4-\ (>
Day %oardrp W-week $5 00
Board and lodging week 6 50 to 7 00
Transient per day 1 <50
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS
A Regular Banking Business in All Its Branches Carefully Transacted.
Exchange bought and sold and collections made on nil accessible points. Draw
sight exchange on England, Ireland, Frunce, Germany, Austria, Italy, l'emuark, Swe-
len and \ orway.
Cor ' spon'dents—Donnell, Lawson & wiinpson. New York; Valley National Hank.
St. Louis, Mo; Importers' and Traders' National Bank, New York; First National
Hank, Galveston, Texas; Citizens Bank of Louisiana, New Orleans.
Gr. "W. ISEITHO^EE,
DEALER IX ALL KINDS OF
-ALL GOODS PROMPTLY DELIVERED-
Ho. 8$ Houston Street,
Fort Worth, Texan
\\ ANTED—Every one to bring
ob work to the Democrat otilce.
FOR SALE—Old papers at
50 centB per hundred.
FOR SALE— Stock of groceries for sale
cheap. Also store house for rent; doing
a first-class cash business. Inquire of
Clias. Baggett, 30 Weatherford street.
FOR RENT—A large comfortable office
in front part of building. Apply at this
KNEE! AND, UTTLEJOHN & MARTIN,
Insurance and Land Agents,
21 MAIN STREET, - - - FORT WORTH, TEXAS
ECLIPSE LTJMBEE YAED
CORNER OF NINTH AND THROCKMORTON STEEETS,
Has the Largest Stock and Beet Assortment of
LUMBER IN THE STATE.
It Defies Gompoiition. Call and See Us.
J. W. ALDERMAN,
BLACKSMITHINS. FORGING, HORSE SHOEING.
Wap, Spriag M', Carries id Bygg'a Rspiiwi or Fainted.
CORNER OF HOUSTON AND FOURTEENTH STREETS,
Dashwood & King,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN
Fancy and Toilet Articles, Etc.
TO. 48 MAIN (STREET,
> as jd D xp ss> tx> aj>uX> i)<\
The thirty day senator ,from Colo
rado, Mr. Tabor, was sworn in on Fri-
day evening, February 2 t. llis black
suit was ill-fitting, but the diamonds
on his left little finger blazed. Ho is
described as having a strong, manly,
sensible, and rather pleasing face.
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
The mounting of "The Snow
Queen" a now spectacular opera to be
placed ^ on the boards of Booth's
theatro in New York on Easter Mon
day will cost $20,000. Many hundreds
of persona will be employed in the pro-
duction. The last scene involving
mechanical cl ange was never before
m • m .
If Vennor is not the wisest weather
man in the world, it is gratifying to
know that the present month will not
be unlike the ..February of the four
years past. His prediction for rain to-
day was not quite a failure, it bus been
falling weather, melted snow falling
from the eaves and sounding very like
a gentle shower.
' <m •
(jlKN,: Joe >YlIEEUiU, says the
Augusta Evening News, is a lively fel-
low in a deliberative body. He was
sworn in as a member of the house at
12 o'clock. In less than three hoirs
he had introduced five bills, made two
motions, and delivered a speech on
th"} justice of giving a pension to
every soldier of the Mexican war, in-
cluding Jeff Davis.
^ • mm
The National Republican probably
refers to the cow-boy of the plains,
when it makes this "dig" at Texas.
Alluding to the bill now before the
Texas legislature to punish the "use of
profane language in the vicinity of a
dwelling house." The Republican
says: "That bill, if' passed, would
compel the population of Texas to live
in tents, catnp out or pay their entire
possessions into the public treasury
within th« first week."
The Flatonia Argus takes a very cor-
rect view of the duties of the press in
regard to the commission of crime. It
says: "The press of Texas appears to be
getting tender-footed, when it becomes
their duty to denounce crime and crim-
inals. As a rule they chronicle the
the crimes coirimitted and deplore the
state of affairs that make such things
possible, but seldom or never utter
a word in condemnation of the crim-
inals personally. If they say any-
thing it is with abated breath and ap-
parently with, fear and trembling.
This is not in our opinion the true
course to pursue. If a crime is wan-
tonly and maliciously committed, not
only it, but the perpetrator should be
held up to public scorn and detestat ion.
That is the only way in which the press
can make crime odious and deter crimi-
nals from indulging their brutal and
murderous proclivities. There are,
when a killing takes place, too many
persons ready to become apologists for
the slayer, suggest excuses, and in any
way manufacture public opinion in his
favor. The press should first ascertain
the true facts and then express its opin-
ions boldly and fearlessly. Unless it
does this, the perpetration of homicides
and other crimes will decrease
slowly.—Fort Worth Gazette.
Draw it mildly. The press should be
a fearless censor, but it is not intende d
for a firo brand. It is, or should be,
conservative. While it endeavors to
make crime odious, it is not its mis-
sion to prejudice jurors. Manufac-
tured public opinion should ever be
on the side of charity. The press can-
not always give publicity to facts in
cases yet untried, and it would seem
hard after # man has been tried, and
cleared, if tl^e press should continue
to hunt him down with whip of scor-
pions. By all means the press should
speak with no uncertain souud, but
the press should endeavor at all times
to separate tho sinner from the sin.
The press cannot make crime less
odious, but it can do much to prevent
the commission of unlawful acts by
doing its own legitimate work, but it
is not the place of journalists tb pre*
pare witnessQl or ready made juries.
The Catholic fair held last tfeek in
Difllns for the building of a church was
successful in raising ^ handsome sum of
The court house and records of Wil-
barger county were burned last Friday.
In Decatur, at one o'clock Monday
morning, tire broke out and four build-
ings were consumed. And llerce winds
have swept "the prairies in tho Pecos
liver country. So tho cold offers n<f in-
demnity against the flames.
Fires, floods and freezes! The press
teems with "tales of distress." Cleve-
land had a fiery Hood of burqing oil and
lilgh water. Floods are rolling along
the Ohio river regions. Pennsylvania
lias disastrous floods, and when these
immense fields of snow are liquified
there will be u general washout.
Sleigh riding and skating were luxu-
ries indulged in, in Dallas, Waco and
Fort Worth during the recent frigid
weather. Great amusement lias been
afforded and the novel pastime has been
thoroughly enjoyed where such a heavy
fall of snow is very rare. Here the
sleighs were impovrlslied, but there
were sonio handsome teams out, and all
were mirry as larks.
Mr. Gladstone is threatened with as-
sassination ou his return to London, It
would be well to hold up on assassina-
tions until that of Lord CavendlBh and
Mr. Burke is fully Investigated. From
the opening the case promises some
wonderful disclosures. The number
charged with complicity will probably
be largely increased. Interest deepens
In a tragedy which was a shock to the
In Waco severe suffering is reported
among the large number of poor faiul
lies who were caught in this cold
weather without fuel. Effort was made
to supply their wants, and wagons were
running all day witli wood and coal
yesterday. In Dallas there is great suf-
fering among the poor. Charity com-
mittees were relieving the suffering as
much aB possible. Nearly a hundred
people npplied to the city authorities of
Dallas yesterday for food and fuel.
The snow at Kansas City was dry and
light. At ^Dallas severely cold, suffi-
cient snow for sleighing. At Graham a
light drifting snow. At Caldwell. Kan-
sas, the ground is covered with ice!
Around Cheyenne the snow was twen-
ty-eight inches deep. At Laramie twen-
t'v-four Inches, one hundred miles fur-
ther south twelve inches. In Gaines-
ville a light snow fell yesterday. In
Concho yesterday the snow was three
inches deep. In Tyler snow fell to the
depth of an inch Sunday evening. In
Waco snow fell at intervals three days.
In Dennlson light snow and cutting
sleet, fell all day Sunday. In Brenham
all business suspended yesterday on ac-
count of the snow.
The stealing of a mall bag of letters
in Sherman on Friday night last, indi-
cates an organized plan. On the arri-
val of every train u policeman rides to
and fro with the mail carrier. That
night the train was delayed, the police-
man did not know exactly when the
train wonld arrive, and thus missed be-
ing at the depot when the mall started.
When missed at the post ofllce the con
tractor went back to find the bag and
failed. Next morning letters contain-
ing drafts and packages of letters rifled
of contents wfere seen on the public
square, at a wagon* yard on Houston
street more open letters were found,
and at a fire evidences of some having
been burned. The sheriff and postmas-
ter pursued parties who stopped at the
Mr. John 11. Hoxie, of Chicago, has
recently purchased 08,000 acres of land
in Texas. It cost him about CO cents
aif acre, is in u fe^ miles of the Texas A,
Pacitlc railway, In Marl<n and Andrew
counties. lie will stock It with cattle,
taking the native Texas cow and heifer
and full blooded Hereford hulls, The
land Is watered by two streams, the
Concho and Mesquite—one of which
rises in a lake on his claim* This sec-
tion is noted for its luxuriant mesquite
grass, upon which cattle fatten very
fast. There are several springs on the
place. His place Is fifty miles from
Colorado City, one of the largest cattle-
shipping points west of Kansas City,
frequently from $.">0,(i00 to $10<),000 being
sent in u day from Chicago to that
place to pay for cattle.
Losses in,cattle in Missouri are com-
parative|£ snffei|«£rora Kansas City not
so mUclrUfe^fie per cent ia reported.
North of (he Union Pacific they drifted
south to the Arkansas, but were drlvfcn
back. Near Graham, Texas, they drift-
ed south,but no serious losses. It is feared
sheep suffered. Heavy losses in sheep
near Wichita Falls. Losses in cattle
small. In Caldwell tio news from the
range; damage was anticipated, Ai
Sweetwater stock looks well; there is
no loss. At Gainesville sheep are suf-
fering ; ii is estimated that 18 per cent
are already dead. No news from cattle
ranches. At Concho cattle drifted
badly; some have died; no estimates
obtained. Sheep suffered heavily.
Large numbers of old ewes and lambs
died. Poor flooks are decimated. In
Jacksboro the loss is large, but cannot
be ascertained until thfe Neither moder-
ates ; one mnn lost 000 out of 700 sheep.
In Pecos the cold is not severe, anfl
there Is no danger to sheep br cattle.
In the Investigation of the conspiracy
In the murder of Lord Cavendish and
Mr. Burke in Dublin yesterday, a care-
ful discrimination was made in issuing .
tickets of admission. Lords and high
officials were present, and the court was
crowded. The carman, Michael Kava-
naugh, came in between two policemen.
The vile looking creature appeared
anxious. He was identified as the
driver of the car containing the men
who attempted to murder juryman
Fields. Brady ahd Kelly were ar-
raigned in the same case.. Tbe Field.
case was taken up to complete the evi*
deuce in that case, and then ask that
the prisoners be remanded for definite
identification. Ellen Brophy, a, Utile
girl, identified Kavanaugh clearly.
She saw liim three times in a half hour
when she was going on a message, and
asked him for whom he was waiting. ^
After her return the third time, she Pr
heard cries of murder, and ran to the, K
door. By that time there "werto~*'o
men besides the driver on the oar. The
third man was just mounting. She was
only able to Identify Kavanaugh. She
never faltered in Beyers cross-examina-
tion. When identified, Kavanaugh
blushed and looked uneasy; Brady had
a swaggering look, Kelly was pale and
defiant looking. Jamea Mullen laughed
when charged with being concerned In
the Phwnix Park murder. None joined
in the laugli.
The Confluence of the Rings.
Washington. Jan. 20.—The powerful
rings now gathered at Washington ex-
ceed In numbers and in wealth all that,
have appeared here In eight years.
During tne period of Democratic ascen-.
duncy In the house of representative*
for three congresses, these corrupt com->
blnations were driven uwav frem the
capital and impoverished. With the re-
turn of a Republican majority they
came back naturally to resume the old
I uslness., It may be said that they were
nvlteJ to rei ew It. When Secor Robe-
son, the most notorious of publlo job-
bers, got the leadership in the house,
the invitation was too plain to be iuis-
These rings expect to do their most
effective, work in the few remaining
weeks of this congress. All the large
und many of the les&er fipeclal Interests
Involved In the pending or in the pro-*
posed changes or the tariff unrepre-
sented by active nnd influential agents,
outside and inside of cpngtess; They
have pooled their Issues, aad will make
The navy ring has won the first en-
gagement in the house. It remains to
be seenlf the senate will confirm Robe-
son's work. ,, ,
The great ring of land grabbers haa
succeeded, by the action or The judicia-
ry committee of the house, not only in
preventing any legislation adverse to
this immense (merest, but also in keep->
Ing tjie subject from getting before the
house at all.
The whiskey ring will soon make lt4
lau desperate eflort. The real truth in
this case does not'appear upon the sur-
face. Th%dlstlllers.aml manufacturers
lation that may be substituted for it.
Speculators ana banks are thq parties
most unxious and most disturbed id
mind about the action of congress.
There are about eighty-three,.or eighty-
four million gallons of whiskey stored.
The banks have advanced between fifty
and sixty millions of dollars on ware-
housing certificates. About twenty
millions of this paper are held in Louis-
ville, Cincinnati. St. Louis and Chicago.
1'be remainder Is scattered in the great
it is undoubtedly trUe that the banks
are serlouslv embarrassed by the aocu-.
initiation oi those discounted certifi-
cates, and they can get no tellef frem
the speculators who jbut tnem up aa
collateral security. The banks, there-
fore, ure practically the owners of the '
whiskey; and "their situation is render-
ed mors critical because they will be
compelled for self-protection to pay the
tux on this stock as It becomes due.
The aggregate tax will be about $74,-
000,000 or $70,000,000, distributed over
two years and ten months. It Is thus
seen thai the banks which have loaned
much of their capital, tempted by high
rates of interest, on the whiskey now in
bond, are the actual supplicants for leg^
Islation, though they do not so appear
before congress. Some of them are in
a bad predicament, and are unable to
carry this ifeavy load. They are timid
about taking any active
that a disclosure of weak
One-half of the present house of rep-
sentatives will go out on the 4th of
March. Most orthese members will go
Into private life permanently. Npt a
few or thein will be annexed to the sta-
tionary lobby at Washington, in which
some of their predecessors are now ea-
UCJ UIO I1U1IU
tajillshed. They have no responsibility
to confront, and this is their last chance*
to conveat votes Into cash. A rally will
weeks lor blllp
.The rings are
and they will
be made,in these closing
money In them..''
mustered in full
join hands for a general raid oh
tlon.-N. Y. Sun.
A prominent railroad man is reported
as saying the other day that we are on
the eve of a great revolution in railroad
construction through the Introdv
of paper rails. He Tff^a that i
mile by on^th
not be subject i}i|one
tion from coldf,.1.1^ " house,
fore be set ao£ ? at
or loose Jqijrnt J
of them wlf8ny?Jlb®at $14,000 a,
continuoo-t2o?HtfiVVB5 A 14 p®wesi
to be wha, •Bd then it will
road tra< s his w, scale com-
as well a LX l^"8V*2\<X)0 a
^ avenue.". N. f. TfS
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