The Democrat. (Fort Worth, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 57, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 18, 1883 Page: 1 of 4
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TOUT WORTH, TEXAS, THUUSDAY, JANUARY 18, 1883.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
CORNER HOUSTON AND SECOND STREETS,
Port Worth, - . - - - - Texas.
1 - -
B. Lojd, President; D. C.
Bennett, Vice President ; George Jack-
Dirkctohh—Godwin, Jas Watktas, G*o Jackson, M B Loyd, Jas D Reed, £> C Ben
"*ett, J Q bandldgtf.
TRANSACT A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS.
THIS SPACE BELONGS TO
"W .A. IsT
The Wholesale Toy Man
He lias Better Toys nnd Cheaper Toys tba* any other man
in the city, Also a fine stock of
/. Candies, Fruits, Nuts and Fire Works !
A. M. Britton, President, John Nichols, Vice President, S. W. Loranx, Cashier.
THE CITY NATIONAL BANK
OF FORT WORTH.
Capital and Surplus,
A REGULAR. HANKING 3 US I \ ESS IN ALL ITS HRANC HER TRANSACTED.
Exchange bought and cold and collections made on nil accessible points. Draw
tight exchange onTlnglund, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Leniuark, Swe-
den and Norway. „ „ „ , „ ,, „ n ,
CoURFsroNnknt8—Donnell, Lawson & Simpson. New \ork:\ alley National
St. Louis,~Mo; Importers' and Tinders' National Bitnk, New \ork; I1 irst National
Rank, Galveston, Texas; Citizens Bank of Louisiana, New Orleans.
Thos. A. Tidball,
K. M. VanZandt,
J. J, Jarvls,
J. P. Smith.
TIDBALL, VAN ZANDT & CO.
25 CENT COLUMN
This column will be appropriated to
"Wants," "For Safe;'r "To Rent,"
•Found." "Lost," "Personal." andsnch
other advertisements as can he con-
densed into live lines op less, for which
25 cents only will be charged for one in-
sertion and 50 cents for three insertion*.
For each additional line above fiv&llnes,
WANTED by the Daily Democrat 50(>
additional city subscribers at 20 cents *
week, or 75 cents a month.
job work to the Democrat office.
FOR SALE—Os,papers at this office,
fUJi baija—uj ATpap
50 cents per hundred.
For sale, shelving, counters, show
cases and fixtures of the Star Auction
House at a sacrifice. \ J17-8t
The Married Folk's club of Dallas,
which was recently organised for
soci.il enjoyment, will give ai} inau-
gural bfll and banquet on tho, night
ol the 2Cd instant. N
( 1 he biftwny pa.r'ots of the Urfited
S'f.cs swallowed 95,000,000 gallons of
beer in 7ES1. In 1832 they emptied
120.000,000 gallons down their throats,
and the open'ng trade of 1883 gives
p or^'ve of aa increased per centAge
ol the guzzling.
THE CREAM OF THE NEWS.
The good weather continuing, prlcen
on stock are stiffening.
A convention of qattlemen Is called to
meet in Colorado City the first of Feb-
ruary, to consult as to what the legisla-
ture be desired to do in the settlement
of the /and question.
Her Majesty1! ship, Dido, ls~waiting
ai Charleston to Convey Princess Louise
,And her party to Bermuda, as soon as
she Is surfeited with the hospitality of
Notwithstanding the pretty sharp
northers., and rather disagreeable
weather recently experienced, stock is
reported from varioup quarters as win-
tering in line condign. Stockmen are
The two negro* fi'hos. R. Foote and
Arthur Payne, attempted to cqr-
riipt Wm. K. Bfde^i, one of the star-
route Jurors, bya n0 joffer of $2,500 were
Indicted by thfjona]j|,Jury at Washing-
V ># /
srlrl. The cruelty of the newt-monger*
Is enough to drive a delicately organ-
ized lady distracted. Though it la a
fine feature in human nature that her
case excited general sympathy.
Just what the "trashy literature now
current in our public schools" Is may
not he clearly comprehended by the
people; but when the bill introduced
by. Mr. Ijtberliige, of Falls county, to
provide book«i,oontalning the constitu-
tion and penal code of Texas, shall have
passed, and the girls and boys of Texas
Bettle down to work, there will indeed
be a new departure, and the strong-
minded of to-day may hide their dimin-
ished heads. The gentleman who Intro-
duced the bill was frank enough to con-
fess that he expected it to be assailed.
By all means let "the rising generation
have a thorough knowledge of the fund-
amental principles of the government."
House of Representatives
tf ve5c«ttay, on motion of Mr. Culberson
I# J?ed I >® considered and passed the
e * te/iduceand change the jurlsdic-
>ollcy. It 1s suggested
ng administration ought
cognizance of the slti
the $200,000 lately squandi
ton on the lGtl.. <
Twelve mon Mr. Wm. Alsto°^us'0
was worth, 1> <>60^J.d, $75,000.
the ' ' "W 4fhi^ty, and its accoin>co"J^ne of the greatest importance, since,
Pn' i il.^!o trt'ted to get through^^it becomes a law, the business of the
ircuit courts, and amend laws
atlng the removal of causes from
WitPen;.7 ' courts. This measure Is regarded
contrt^ed to get through**®
recently died In Vernon, circuit and supreme courts must be
rled by the charity of friends, greatly reduced, and all necessity for ln-
A General Banking: Business Transacted.
COLLECTIONS MADE AND PROMPTLY REMITTED.
gap-Exchange drawn pn all the principal cities of Europe.
G. W. ISENHOWER,
DEALER IN ALL KINDS OF
GROCERIES AND PRODUCE.
-ALL GOODS PROMPTLY DELIVERED.
a a $ s" *
86 Houston St.,Fort Worth, Texas.
Mrs. C. D. Brown's Ba-
zaar of Fashion, corner
of Third and Main
streets, Fort Worth.
Mrs. Brown's new goods
for the fall and winter
of1882-83 are now ar-
riving Additions to her
stock will be received
daily throughout the sear
Millinery and trim-
mings, silk, wool, cash-
mere and mohair, vel-
vets and all the newest
,o styles of dress mgoods,
latest imvortxtions and
I f--Avast fabrics, patterns,
I and bonnets, fiehus,
collars and cuffs, ribbons,
i ' underwear and ready-
| wde dresses. Bridal
J * fyutftts a specialty- Ml
gold medal, pabi8,
'Warranted absolutely purQ
Cocoa, from which tho oxcus of
Ollluu boon removed. Itha«(Ar«
timet tht itrcngth of Cocoa mixed
■with Btarcli, Arrowroot or Sugar,
and lii thcrcforo fnr more oconoml-
cal. It 1h doUcloui, nourlihlng,
strcngtlicnliig, canity digested, and
admirably adapted for^nvallda aa
well as for persons in health.
Sold bjr Grocers ererjrwhere.
V. bakes & co.. Sarchester. Mass.
C. H, REMINGTON,
Contractor and Builder,
Shop on Houston Street,, between
Fifth and Sixth,
Has resumed business in the city.
Call on him if you want first rate work
done in short order. Plans, specifica-
tions and estimates fur&iuhed if nec-
John P. Graham, Tolly H, fuller. A. Oevereux.
Graham, Fuller & Oevereux,
Attorneys at Law and Land A cents, Deca-
tur, Texas, will practice in Wiso nnd ad-
j f ,
4*r$. f ,t
.WATCH and jewelry work
Done in First Class Style.
Houston Street • Fort Worth, Texas
Skxator Ikgalls has introduced a
bill providing for the appointment of
a commission of seven to examine and
report on the subject of railroad trans-
portation, with salaries of ten dollars
a day and traveling expenses. The
latter waB wholly unnecessary. The
railroad companies would see^to that.
Benjamin F. Butler, at present
governor of the Pnritans, can no
longer plume himself on the delusion
that "no man lias ever yet called him
a fool." His discontinuing his sub-
sciiption to the Boston Post—the most
reputable newspaper in New England
—for a pique, is a very silly thingtand
all mankind will call it foolish.
The cowardice of jurors is sharply
commented on by tho English press.
,\Vhcn a man recently, before taking
the oath, asked if the.court would pro-
tect the jurors, he was promptly ex-
cused from duty in the case and the
judge proceeded to rebuke the coward-
Gkn*. Job Wheeler, the daring
confederate cavalry fighter, resumed
his seat in the house of representatives
on the loth. The Republicans turned
him out aud put in Mr. Lowe, but
Pro\idence removed Mr. Lowe and the
Democrats of Alabama replaced Mr.
Wheeler. Thus Providence and the
people are coming together to set mat-
ters right inAnieriea.
pay taxes for non-residents. &c. Refer to
make collections on all
oints, buy and sell real estate.
pay taxes I .
the members of the bar of Northern Texas.
cordially invited. THE BLUFF HOUSE.
H. TULLY, * I NORTH SIDE PUBLIC SQUARE,
Mrs. C.P. PATTON, Proprietress.
This house has recently changed hands
id Is now a FIRST-CLASS HOTEL.
Elegantly furnished rooms, and the ta-
ble Is supplied with the very best the
market affords. Polite and attentive
waiters and porters, Everything, Clean,
New and Nice.
Day board per week ..$5 00
Board and lodgingper week 5 60to 7 00
Transient per day 1 SO
At the Archiepiscopal residence in
Baltimore, on Sunday, the 7th inst.,
Miss Liazie McDonald, who for eleven
years had been a Sister of Charity,
was married to Mr. Patrick Moore, of
Washington City. During her sister-
hood she taught music in seminaries
at Mobile, Milwaukee, Chicago and
Mount de Sales, Baltimore. During
her serious illness church authorities
gave her father permission to remove
her to her home. On her recovery
she intended returning to the sister-
hood, but l^er father's illness pre-
vented. Afterwards on a visit to
Washington she met Mr. Moore. Khe
concluded to leave the sisterhood, re
ceived a dispensation to that efTect, re-
mains a devoted member of the
church, and was married by a Catho-
The railroad bill, introduced by Mr.
Moursund, to create a railroad com-
mission, provides for the appointment
of three commissioners, with clerk and
marshal, with power to enquire into
the condition of railroads as to security
and facilities for taansportation; to
require railroad companies t* furnish
access to their books; uiid liifuiiiiution
as the commissioners may desire; to
report to the attorney general for pro-
secution of all violations by railroads
of their charter, and to report to the
legislature their official actions and
such suggestion* as they may deem de-
sirable. The bill imposes penalties.
The provision that denies the com-
mission of executive power and re-
quires report to the legislature of their
official actions with suggestions, de-
stroys the life of the ^U1 and raises the
suspicion that it is conceived in the in-
terests of the railroads. Without re-
medial executive power a commission
will be valueless to the people 'and
harrassing to the railroads.
Tte> «, Pacific incomes are now sel-
ling at 58; Santa Fe's refused at 110 bid;
International, firsts, U35}; Houston and
Western's 105: Rio's 85@85J; Fort
Worth & Denver City's firsts 72};
Houston & Texas Central 70.
An insurance company In New York
sold on Tuesday $2,000,000 of 4 per cent
bonds at 5}, believing it can handle the
money to a better advantage than th*
bonds. This is only a straw, but it in-
dicates the want of a little more money
The merchants of New Orleans have
formed a company to build an elevated
railway along the entire river front of
the city. It is to be twenty-five feet
high, and built in the most substa^ial
manner with a double track.
Jolnt resolutions have been introduced
in the two hcuses of the Kansas legis-
lature to submit a proposition to the
general election, in ISSr', to amend the
constitution by striking out the "pro-
hibition" clause. That is probably a
All the prisoners who escaped after
breaking open the jail In Miller county
yesterday, are still at large, except Ed
Garrett, a negro sentenced to be hanged
for wife murder on the 27th of tli's
month. H* was heavily Ironed and
was soon captured.
The Incendiaries, who fired the citv
calaboose in Palestine Tuesday night,
were soon recaptured and put In
stronger quarters in the county jail.
In place of repairing the Injured build-
ing. the city had better build a new one
The Chicago Press Club, a notable
strong organization, cordially invites
members of the press everywhere and
their ladles to attend the club's annua1
banquet, February 20, in that city, and
notify the financial secretary of the
club, room 5, Grand Pacific hotel, of
such intention. A hearty welcome is
A goat ranche is about to be estab-
lished ndar Abillne, by Mr. McGhee.
Texas has her cattle ranches, sheep
ranches, chicken ranches, goat ranches,
goose ranches, and ostrich ranches are
spoken of, but little is heard of hog
ranches. Meanwhile back-bone, spare-
ribs, tender-loin and sausages are Im-
ported from the east and north.
When Mr. Douglass' bill passes, mak-
ing the theft of a hog a felony, Texanfe
will have a strong Inducement to rais*
their own pork. If the swine is not
over-rated something will have to be
done about the present law making the
theft of anything under the value of $20
a mldemeanor. Legislators are learning
a new lesson 1b domestic economy—
"How to preserve pork."
Mr. T. J. Hall, of Crockett, acci-
dentally shot and killed himself, yester-
day, while In an altercation with a
negro, Henry Morris. Mr. Hall's pistol
discharged in his pocket as he at'
tempted to draw it. The ball passed
through his leg, severing the main
artery. He fired two Bhots at Morris
aid expired Immediately. Morrl* is
badly shot but living. Mr. Hail leaves
a family and many friends and relatives
The absconding secretary of the Al-
blon and other mining companies of
California, Mr. D. B. Chlsbolm, hardly
carried enough to make escape an ob
ject. The stock of some company in
which he was operating dropped, and
he took money to cover hi* margins.
He is supposed to have taken passage
in an Australian steamer yesterday.
Forty-seven thousand dollars is too
■mall a price for the experlmeat.
Miss Garrisoh, of St. Louis, in addi-
tion to the painfnl notoriety consequent
on her recent abduction while on her
way to school, has the added mortifica-
tion of seeing her physical health dis-
cussed freely In public journals. Her
being placed under medical treatment
for nervous diseases, Is telegraphed over
tbe continent a* If tbe fate of nations
crease of Judges and courts will be ob-
viated. The most important changes
provided by the hill embraces the excliv
slon of corporations from the circuit
courts; assignees of promissory notes
are also excluded; the minimum juris
diction raised from $500 to $2000, and
the right of remoyal of cause from Btate
courts limited to non-resldeut defend
ants. Mr. Culberson made an able ar-
gument in behalf of this measure, and
was rewarded by an overwhelming ma
jorlty vote In Its favor
On Tuesday the Tennessee legislature
elected Senator Isham G. Harris io suc-
ceed himself in the IT. S. Senate, for six
yisars from the 4ih of March next. That
of Arkansas re-elected Senator A. H
Garland ; Senator Frye was re-elected
in Mahie, and John D. Long beat Hoar
in Massachusetts. Minnesota, Miclif*
gan and Illinois voted, but failed to
■e i e
Sounds from the Capital
The intelligent and well-informed
Austin correspondent of the Galveston
News furnishes among others the fol
lowing legislative notes:
The passage of Governor Ireland's
message to the effect that legislation af-
fecting railroads and other large Inter-
ests should be entered upon in a spirit
of perfect justice, and afcer matured
consideration of the rights and equities
involved, meets with general approval.
It is said by leading bankers, railroad-
ers and capitalists that it is worth mon
It Is clearly shown that tile correspon-
dent "stands in" with tb^powers that
he. He might, wlfh equal propriety, <
liaye criticised Ireland's strictures op
Robert's, administration aa obnoxious
m e ^ i
The Great Mogul.
l'l>e following good story comes from
a quarter where are assured "its cor-
lecvuess can be vouched for." Many
years ago, at an occasion of a great cere-
mony, Windsor Castle was honored with
the presence of th^ee sovereigns. After
breakfast the three potentates walked
and talked on the "Slopes," and were,
of course, In "mufti." They were.de-
lighted with the grounds, and presently
entered into conversation with the gar-
dener, whe evidently took them for a
party of "gentlemen's gentlemen" out
bra stroll. After some little afiable
talk, he could not resist the query:
Now, who may you gents ber"
Well," said the spokesman, "this
gentleman here happens to be the King
of Prussia, that one standing by
oil is the Emperor of Austria; and as
: "or myself, I am the Emperor of Rus-
sia." This was carrying the joke too
far, thought the gardener; "I've seen
a lot of queer furrln gents here lately,
so he burst out In
rather a rude guffaw. "Well, my
friend," said the Emperor Nicholas,
"you seem amused: perhaps you will
tell us who you are." "Oh, certainly,"
so taking up the skirt of his coat with
the action of a great eagle spreading
out his wings, and spinning around on
his he^ls, he said: "if you are all what
you say you are, why I am the great
Mogul!" The three majestlci
with laughter, and, returning
castle, told the story at the luncheon
table to the lfeimense amusement of the
Queen and Prince Albert,—London Sc>
to Texas, after the hasty passage of the
tbree-centB-a-uiile bill, than anything
that has occurred in years in public af-
fairs in Texas.
The house committee on lands and the
land office this afternoon had under dis-
cussion bills to regulate the sale and
management of public lands. It wa*
concluded to make no report until the
subject is still further canvassed. The
sense of the committee is . decidedly in
favor of a joint meeting of committees
of both houses on public lands and edu-
cational affairs to tak* measures to
formulate a bill covering the whole
questions of schools and school lands,
their sale and management. This
proposition will be submitted to the
senate committees, and, if they agree,
the next step, after a full discussion or
the matter, will be reference of the sub-
ject to a sub-committee. The house
committee on public lands will recom-
mend a separate bhreau for the control
and sale of Bchool lam's, but views
differ as to whether this bureau shall be
made a part of the general land office
or be organized as a distinct department
of the government.
Gov. Ireland to-day met his numer-
ous callers, who come to urge or oppose
appointments, with courtesy and con-
sideration, and to Jill, so far as the best
information obtainable shows, he em-
phasized the idea that he would take
no steps that would conflict with tbe
policy of civil service reform In its
R. Mahoner, the enrolling dlerk of the
house, has classified members as fol-
lows : Lawyers, 47; farmers, 28; physi-
cians, 6; merchants, 7; ministers, 3;
teachers, 3; stock-raisers. 8; editors, 4;
total 100. The senate has been can-
vassed, and Is found to have 25 lawyers,
3 farmers, 2 merchants, 1 stockman, and
The principal fpllowers of Gov. Ro-
berts, Blnce hearing the inaugural, have
a very bad taste in their mouths; such
exclamations as that: It Is In bad
taste; it is intensely egotistical; it is
cruelty to animals; it gives tbe 0. a.
hades; he has read The Galveston News;
he has raised an intensely bitter opposi-
tion in the legislature, are heard every-
where among the outs. The Ireland
men are Jubilant over his out-
spoken condemnation of the mistakes of
ine past administration, and seem dis-
posed to go actively to work to repair
what is possible to oe mended by legis-
lation. His friends say that since it was
widely published, even before his nomi-
nation, that he condemned the policy of
buying state bonds at 40 percent, prem-
ium, and Just upon the eve of the meet-
ing of the legislature the treasury and
sohool board spent $200,000 in paying 40
per cent, premium on a bond purchase,
it was just exactly right and proper to
repeat bis views upon such policy In hi*
inaugural. The action of tbe treasurer
under tbe circumstances was by aome
considered as an affront to the Incom-
ing governor at tbe school fund's ex-
pense, which it was timely to resent,
since upon tbe meeting of the legisla-
ture nearly every Industrious member
has some kind or proposition to change
constitution with respect to the pw
the constitution with respect to the pro-
vision regulating investments of the
— school fund, showing that the people
depended on tbe beaitb of tbe lohoel J generally are in favor of • change of
m w ^
The Pension Office.
During the last session Senator Beck
Introduced a bill calling upon the Com-
missioner of Pensions for a complete
list of pensioners, with their disabilities
and postoffice address. Commissioner
Dudley stated to-day that he bad begun
work on the preparation of this list.
Over 300.000 names are to be compiled.
Mr. Dudley thinks that by bard work he
can have the list prepared before the ad-
journment of the present congress, yet
lie expresses Bome doubt about Its com-
pletion in the time Boecified. As the
period since the war Increases there is
rather a remarkable gain in the number
of applications for pensions. Of late
they have averaged about 2,800 per
month. Many of them are brought by
persons of old age, who .are discovering
that they are ntnlcted with diseases con-
tracted during their term of service.
Common complaints are rheumatism and
Tho commissioner say that fraudulent
cases are not as common as formerly.
He came across one, however, a few
day ago. A Pennsylvanian wanted a
pension, claiming rheumatism as his
disability. He stated that a neighbor
to him was getting a pension be-
cause of having that disease. Investi-
gation proved that the neighbor had
been severely wounded In a battle. An-
other man, also from Pennsylvania,
wanted a pension Beemingly on general
principles. A general under whom this
man served stated that the seeker for a
pension had never gone forward in an
engagement. Always by some means
lie could find out when a battle was con*
templated and would manage to have
something to do in the rear. This so-
called soldier. after pay day, also man-
aged to get by gambling all the money
that his comrades received.
From the Providence Journal we learn
that,January has little planetary excite-
ment to create a stir upon its records.
But there, are always Incidents enough
to reward the research of those who
love to watch the planets as they roll
their ceaseless course around the sun.
Mercury is to be picked up In the even-
ing Bky. Venus Is to be admired as in
the morning sky she heralds the dawni
in her brightest phase, or patars near
the star Eta Ophluchl in her course.
Jupiter and Saturn present pictures of
marvelous beauty throughout the month,
leading the brilliant host that makes the
January Bky the most charming of the
year for its exhibition of starlit beauty.
These are the planetary aspects thai}
may be enjoyed by every observerof the
heavens. Those who have accoss to
telescopes will find the opportunity spe-
cially favorable for beholdjnfj
tic Jupiter with his brilliant
furious spots and quartettes, of shining
moons, and the magnificent Saturn witl,
his paler belts, his marvellous rings and
his many moon*. .
The profits of the lords, who manufac-
ture cotton, Iron, steel and wool have
Increased beyond th* dreams of avarice,
but the wages of the worklngmen show
no such increase. Indeed, the working^
men=nre coming to see that the ratio of
human beings to tbe sum total of pro-
duction by manufacturing diminishes
year by year, thanks to the labor-saving
Invention*. It' is the ballots and not
the wages of the worklngmen that the
republican monopolists are most anxious
about.—New Yqrk World (Dem.)
When any building (but. particularly
factories where many persons are em-
ployed and hotels where many persons
are lodged) Is pushed up six stories In
the atr the question of safe and sudden
egress in case of fire or other disaster
becomes a matter so imperative thai
neglect te provide for it is next door to
a crime.. The improvidence or careless*
neu of builders In furnishing tbe means
of safe exit ought to be provided against
by stringent law*, that ar*t<made effec-
tive hy proper provisions to secure their
enforcement. To own a death-trap like
the Newhall House In Mtlwankee ought
to be made sq costly a risk for the pro-
prietor that no man would make snch.
an Inveatment of his money,—Philadel-
•m e m . i d
There Is a man in England wbo mined
over fifty pounds In one week. He bev
on tbe winning horse, •
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