The Democrat. (Fort Worth, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 58, Ed. 1 Friday, January 19, 1883 Page: 1 of 4
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: ( ] ' WORTH, TEXAS, FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 1883.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
CORNER HOUSTON AND SECOND STREETS,
Fort Worth, Texas.
Bennett, Vice President; George Jack-
Okfickrb—M. B. Lojd, President; D. C,
eon, Cashier. o
Director*—Godwin, Jas Watktas, Geo Jackson, M B Loyd, Jas D Reed, D C Ben-
nett, J Q Sandidge.
TRANSACT A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS.
THIS SPACE BELONGS TO
-W A U
The Wholesale Toy Man
He has more Toys, Better Toy? and Cheaper Toys than any other man
in the city, Also a line stock of
Candies, Fruits, Nuts and Fire Works !
A. M. Britton, President, John Nichols, Vice President, S. W. Lomax, Cashier.
THE CITY NATIONAL BANK
OP FORT WOltTH.
Capital and Surplus, . - $165,000.00
A regular banking 3usike98 in all its bkanc hes transacted.
Exchange bought and sold and collections made on all accessible points. Draw
eight exchange on England, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Ijenmark, Swe-
den and Norway. . „ „ , „ „ „ ,
CoRHFHPONUKNTfl—Ponnell, Lawson & Simpson.New York: \ alley National Sank.
St. Louis, Mo; Importer/ and '1 raders' National Bank, New York; First National
Rank, Galveston, Texas; Citizens Bank ot' Louisiana, New Orleans.
Thos. A. Tidbull,
K. M. VanZamlt,
J. J, Jarvis,
J. P. Smith.
TIDBALL. VAN ZANDT & CO.
A General Banking: Business Transacted,
COLLECTIONS MADE AND PROMPTLY REMITTED.
$@~Exchange drawn on all the principal cities of Europe.
25 CENT COLUMN
This column will be appropriated 1o
"Wants," "For Sale." "To Rent,"
••Found." "Lost," "Personal." and such
other advertisements as can: be con-
densed into live lines or ls^s, for which
25 cents only will be cha ged for one in-
sertion and 50 cents for ilivoe insertions.
For each additional line aoove live lines,
WANTED by il,e Dati.y Demom:at 500
ai'd'.'onal city subscribers at 20 cents a
week, or 75 cents a rnont
WANTED—Every one ttP'-brlng their
job work to the Dkmoojut office.
FOR SALE—Old papers at
50 cents per hundred.
THE MILWAUKEE HOLOCAUST,
of the burning hotel
but stumbled down the
with the register,
stairs and lost
transfer book is not
the book. The
heard from yet.
The circumstances detailed in these'
dispatches certainly strengthen the
suspicion of Schil/er's giiilt, and the
mind can scarcely resist the conclu-
sion that Mr. Antisdel, the proprietor
of Newhall, and bosom friend of Schil-
ler, is also culpable.
THE CREAM OF THE NEWS.
In Chicago last year the frontage of
buildings amounted, in lineal
measure, to fourteen miles.
George Schiller, Lessee of the Bar
Room, Suspected of Firing the
Building and Arrested—Great
Excitement and Lynch-
Bi,aine insists that he ^11 not be^
the Republicans' candidal for the
presidency. In other w.Sfds, ho is
averse to standing tu a imminent to
A press correspondeniStays of Gen.
Sherman : "He does noc.jfenre a copper
ent for the fashionawe religion of
,he world." That is pan
oression he left in tlyti
,ny other religion
isely tlio itn-
outh, nor for
The decrease in the exports of bread'
stuffs, for 1882 was $41,000,000, as com-
pared with 1881.
Burglars are busy In Denlson, The
city 1b said to be infested with suspi-
cious looking stragglers.
Conrad & Co., wine dealers of St.
Louis, with a branch house at Dallas«
The gold discoveries in Alaska are
said to yield $1.50 to the pan of' graveL
The deposits are found on the \rukan
river, in localities almost inaccessible. o
Boston rejoiced yesterday In the re-
election of Senator lloar. A h^ry-
hcailbvl senator aiijl at the same fune a
The reopmble t^f the Oxford Iron
Works this Oily Is jBeividere, New Jer
fey, S'ves^^j^jjjnt to several hun-
dred meted j8 jie t|n
The ightest effojw charge against Col-
lector 1l comnJJ Brownsville, Texas, is
li owe v j
colluslo"^, smugglers. Special
Agent Instructed to make full
investlgd^Jawlf the charges.
ice *torm in
o. W. XSENHOWER,
DEALICU IN ALL KINDS OF
GROCERIES AND PRODUCE.
ALL GOODS PROMPTLY DELIVERED.
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
of 1882-83 are now ar-
riving. Additions to her
stock will be received
daily throughout the sea-
son. Millinery and trim-
mings* silh, wool, cash-
mere arid mohair\ vel-
vets and all the newest
styles of dress goods,
latest imvortitions and
finest fabrics, patterns,
hatsttnd bonnets, fichus,
collars and cuffs, nbbons,
underwear and ready-
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outfits a specialty. All
ladies cordially invited.
gold medal, paris,
Warranted absolutely pure
Cocoa, from whlcli tlio cxcesi of
Oil lias been removed. It line three
times the itrcnglh of Coco* mixed
with Starch, Arrowroot or Sugar,
nud Is therefore far mora cconoml-'
cal. It In dclleloui, nourishing,
strengthening, easily dieted, and
admirably ndnytcd for Invalid* as
well as for person# 1 :i health.
Sold by Grocers everywhere.
W, BAKER & CO,. Dorchester. Mass.
C. 'H. REMINGTON,
Contractor and Builder,
Shop on Houston Street, between
Fifth and Six.tJb
Has resumed business in the city.
Call on him if you want first rate work
done in short order. Plans, specifica-
tions and estimates furniiihecl if nec-
John P.. Graham, Tully Jl, Fuller. A. Devcreux.
Graham, Fuller & • Devereux,
.Attorneys at Law and Land Agent*, Deca-
tur. Texas, v ill practice in Avlse nnd <id-
j-j ' « f -t loinlng comities, nirake collections on all
JjriU><itt*ipWcesslhlc points, buy and sell real estate.
non-residents. &c. Refer to
the members of the bar of Northern Texas.
THE BLUFF HOUSE.
NORTH SIDE PUBLIC SQUARE,
O o ■
Mrs, C.P. PATTON, Proprietress,
The arrest of George Schiller, lessee
of the Newhall bar-room, Milwaukee,
on the charge of starting the fire is
likely to develop the most monstrous
act of incendiarism of modern times.
Whether guilt be traced to Schiller or
not, tlio proof already adduced goes
strongly to support the suspicion of
atrocious incendiarism. Dispatches
of the 17th say :
Everything was done last night to
protect the prisoner from a mob, in case
one was formed. W. II.Ebbetts visited
Chief Mason and labored with him and
the slierift' to remove the prisoner to l a-
cine to protect him from the vengeance
of the Third and Fourth warders. To
keep Schiller in jail here would be to
place him at the mercy of the mob. The
mayor was then called on and visited
the chief. It was arranged to ascertain
the state of feeling in the localities men-
tioned. and also arrange for a special
train to carry Schiller to Racine, in case
there were signs of trouble. An engine
was held in readiness, and a considera-
ble number of the day police force were
kept on hand at police headquarters.
Schiller came to Milwaukee with Mr.
Antisdel from Detroit about nine years
ago. when the latter assumed charge of
the Newhall House. He had been chief
clerk of the JJiddle House in that city
when Antisdel kept it. The two men,
it is said, have always been warm per-
Uesides Schillier's well-known finan-
cial diillcultics and his high insurance,
another tiling gave rise to tlio lirst sus-
picion. This was no Iprs than an at-
tempt to blow up the Newhall House
by a gas explosion some two week ago.
Wm. Hughes, the head porter, at New-
hall House, says: lam in the habit of
going to the hotel about 0 o'clock in the
morning. One morning, about two
weeks ago. I wenfcupthe main entrance,
and when f got near the elevator I smelt
gas. It was terribly strong and seemed
to come from the bar room. I opened
the door and was nearly knocked down.
The odor was overpowering. Just, as I
onened the door the barkeeper, Henry
McCool, came in the front way. I asked
bim what ftie trouble was. and be said
he did not know, but thought It was the
jas meter. We both rushed in and
boked at the meter, but it was all right.
We came out into the bar room and
threw open the outside doors. I then
noticed a small blue flame on one of the
burners away back in the room, and
then looked up and found that every one
of the six chandeliers had the gasturned
on in full force. I could hardly believe
what 1 saw, and said to McCool: "Mv
God! what's this for?" He said he did
not know, and that Schiller was in the
place when he left. We turned all the
gas off, and I went up stairs. I told Mr.
Antisdel of It, and he asked me if ~1
lighted a match. I said I did not, and
he said I did wrong. Schiller did not
come around that day at all. It was
three days before he showed up, and he
said he was sick. He was asked about
the gns, and said some one must have
had a key to the door and got in and
turned them all on.
Hughes Bay« a boy known as Little
Pete, who worked in the bar room, said
that he left Schiller in the place about 3
o'clock that morning.
About 9 o'clock that, night Schiller
was spirited away the sheriff and
carried either to llacinc or Wauke-
sha for protection from £h?> mob.
When brought out of the jail Schifier
said : "This is pretty rough to have
such a charge as this hanging over
you." He seemed almost broken
down, and followed the officers in a
dazed sort of way, as though he
hardly knew what he was doing. Ad-
ditional dispatches state that:
The failure to find the register of the
"Newhall house, or any other books In
the safe which would show who were
In the hotel the night of the fire, caused
considerable surprise, and many theo-
ries are put forward as to what became
of the books. It haa been reported and
expected that the- register and transfer
book had been put Into the safe when
the flie was discovered, and hundred^
of persons all over the country were
waiting for the register to be recovered
so that it might be known who were
guests of the hotel on the fatal night.
When the safe was opened no books
or papers to show who were employed
In the hotel or guests were found—only
blank books and a lot of unimportant
papers. Mr. Antisdel, who was pres-
ent when the safe was opened, quickly
threw the contents Into a box and car-
ried it oil'. The number of workmen at
the ruins were reduced to-day, and the
work is expected to be completed Sat-
The chief of police states to-night
that be learned one of the clerks ran out
be seuu? J* sudiTCttly On tlite.' j uv«.M iint
wns approached by a gentleman who
began to open conversation by saying,
"Did you fall, lriatUm ?" "Help me
up, you f<w l," was tlio curt reply, "do
you think I sat down here on pur-
of tlio secre
turyship of the national Republican
committee is not without "political
significance." The party carried him
lung .vi'V j atien ly, and exhibited a
notable spectacle of heroism in its de-
fiance of public censure for hugging
him to its bosom. The November
elections made it necessary to unload
the Achans of the narty, and so not
only the dashing, daring and unscrup-
ulous Hubbell, but the poor, unfortu-
nate author of Indiana's wrongs and
the star route rogueries must go. The
time had come for a new deal, and the
cemmittee meeting at Arlington on
the 17th, at which all the states and
territories were represented, clearly
"indicated a vigorous movement all
along the line to rally the shattered
columns and align the forces of the
dying party for a last desperate strug-
gle in 1S84. Two giant strides were
t iken by the committee—Dorsey was
thrown overboard, and the number
of delegates to the national conven-
tion was increased, "the increase to be
so distributed as to he based on the
Republican vote for president in 1_)80.'
With these changes and Logan in the
lead the party can go down gracefully.
Brownsville having become the
most important customs district on
the Rio Grande, a recommendation
will soon be made by the treasury de-
partment to congress to make Browns-
ville a port of entry. Then follows a
$150,000 custom house and postoffii.e,
which Brownsville deserves and ought
to have speedily.
This house has recently changed hands
and 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 Nick.
Day board per week $5 00
Board and lodging per week 5 60 to 7 00
Transient per day.... ISO
WATCH AND JEWELRY WORK
Donk in First Class Style
Hoititon Street - Tort Worth, Texas
Her Ma.iestv'8 ship Dido, which
arrived in Charleston on Tuesday to
convey the Princess Louise to Ber-
muda, is a small corvette of 1,7(50 tons
burden. She has twelve sixty-four
pound guns, and a crow of 220 men.
Her after cabins were fitted up if)to
five rooms for tho princess and party a,
One for the princess' bed room, an-
other her boudoir, another the bed
room of two maids, and a fifth a din-
ing room. Matif civilities were ex-
tended to the officers ; among the en-
tertainments a deer hunt was ar-
ranged for Thursday. The princess
was expected to bo in Charleston wait-
ing for tho vessel, but had not arrived
when tho Dido canio into port. She
ought to stop long enough to get a
correct impression Of the people of
whom she seems to know so little.
The house committee on com-
merce and manufactures, in the Texas
legislature, reported on tho 16th,
through their chairman, Mr. Labatt,
a very important bill regulating the
transactions of warehousemen nnd
shippers. It is intended to guard
against frauds and protect owners.
Its provisions ore stated as follows :
"Section 1 gives the shipper of any
cotton, sugar or produce, alien on tho
same for any advance he may hnve
made on the article. Section 2: Lien
not to exist where consignee has notice
that shipper is not the true owner. Sec-
Si Every cbnsigi
warehouse receipt," raise the money h«
advanced on any such merchandise,
with heavy penalties if he does so with-
out the authority of the owner, or fails
to account for proceeds of the same.
Section 4 secures only the rights the
owner had. Section 0: Severe penal*
ties for converting pmperty to their
own use by consignees. Section 7:
Liens shall not attach to stolen
Stocks cfcsed booming in New York
yesterday, with increased domestic and
foreign demand, but there was a fur-
ther advance In sterling, owing to the
continued scarcity of exports.
Intercepted letters discovered a plot
on Wednesday night to break the Dallas
county jail. Tools had been furnished
and chiseling commenced. The jailer
and guards were to be killed If necessa-
ry to the release of prisoners.
The Seney syndicate has asked con-
gress for a charter for a new transconti-
nental railway, with permission to go
through Indian Territory. This proba-
bly refers to -what is known as the
"Georgia Pacific"—the enterprise with
which Gen. John B. Gordon is con-
The Rev. Dr. Wm. Watklns IUcks is
again paraded before the public, having
executed a legal instrument transferring
to Surgeon-General Crane all his right
and title to Guiteau's papers. It re-
cites a clause of the will by which
Guiteau bequeathed his body to Hicks.
Frank Bullington, who shot John
Stroupe, has not yet been overtaken.
Three hundred men are said to be in
the posse in putsult. The searcli has
been going on five days,^but the thick-
ets conceal him. The men are deter-
mined on his capture.
Galveston is only offered 85 for her
twenty-year 5 per cent, bonds. The
New York special to the News says:
"The chief difficulty in placing them is
because they come in contact with home
(is, which are offered at par. It is prob-
ably not true that holders of Ss and 10s
are trying to kill the r>s.
The Republic of France must feel
painfully insecure if it be found expe-
dient to expel Prince Napoleon, and
other members of the Bonaparte family.
Should the Orleans Princes be stripped
of their military command, when the
minister of war Is called upon to-mor-
row to say if they shall be retained, It
may facilitate impending disturbances.
Portland, Oregon, will now take on
another boom. It is announced that
negotiations are now pending for Joint
lease of the St. Joe road by the Quincy
and Wabash roads, and that the entire
railway system of Oregon and Washing-
ton territory is to be connected with
the Northern Pacific.
On the 17th a very large meeting of
colored men was held in Wilmington,
N. C., to inaugurate the first railroud
enterprise ever started exclusively by
the colored race. Several thousand dol-
lars were subscribed. The road is to
run from Wilmington through the east-
ern counties of that state, and there is
strong probability it will be built.
Cen. llazen, chief engineer of the slg-1'
nal office, was fined two dollars in the
police court in Washington for neglect-
ing to have the snow removed from his
sidewalk. G. B. Raum, commissioner
of internal revenue, another disting-
uished resident, was fined two dollars
for a similar neglect. The law must
take its course, let who will suffer.
New Laredo is rather a dangerous
neighborhood for Americans. Twelve
miles out the other evening the atten-
of the conductor on the passenger train
from Montery was called to a pool of
blood. Examination led to the discov-
ery of the body of a man with his throat
cut from 6at to ear. No clue to the mur-
derers. No meanr of identifying the
man. lie had red hair and whiskers
and was of medium size.
That was a gracious act in the Crown
Prince and Princess of Prussia ' when
they declined tble splendid silver wed
ding gifts of their subjects, and sug-
gested that the value of them be be-
stowed on the sufferers from the floodsi
The Germans of St. Louis and Louis-
ville have forwarded. 40,000 marks for
distribution among them. In the Reich*
stag yesterday the president announced
the reception of that sum, and a pro-
posal to express to the donors the thank*
of the house' was responded to with
loud applaus. The American German*
are as generoils as they are prosperous.
Never was friendly aid more needed.
Never were this great people mote able
to extepd it.
The Tariff BiU.
Washington, Jan. 17.—The tariff bill
reported to the honse from tBi. waya
and means committee is accompanied
by a brief report covering only three
Fiages of letter paper, which atatee that,
n u matter involving so many diBtinot
propositions as the tariff bill, touching
as they did existing Investments of cap-
ital, the hope of unanimity of opinion
In so large a committee as that of the
ways and means couljl not be enter-
tained, and the bill is not a unanimous
report of that committee. It is learned
that the filial vote In the, committee on
the question of reporting the bill to the
'house with a recommendation for its
passage, was as follows:
Yeas—Messrs. Kelley of Pennsylva-
nia, McKlnney of Ohio, Haskell of Kan-
sas, Russell of Massachusetts, Erratt of
Pennsylvania, and Speer of Georgia—o.
Nays—Messrs. Carlisle of Kentucky,
Tucker of Virginia, and Morrison of
Mr. Kasson, of Iowa, did not vote.
Messrs. Randall of Pennsylvania, Hub-
bell of Michigan, and Dunnell of Mln-i
nesota were absent. The free-tradera
on the committee expressed their inten-
tion to do all in their power to defeat
the bill, and the protectionists will, aa
a rule, work earnestly for it. In gen-
eral terms, therefore, the bill goes to
the house as a prohibitionist measure,
though it Is well known that the, pro-
hibitionists in the house prefer thetann
should be left as it Is. , j
The friends of the bill assert that the
reductions are distributed with such
care as to avoid any injurious effect
up^n the industries of the country, this
being, they say. the general plan and
purpose of the bill. The reduction*
proposed by the house bill are not sq
great as those recommended in the
senate bill. The classifications and pro-
visions for the administration of the
tariff law are more elaborate; the
changes on some classes are greater,
comprising both reductions and ad-
vances in the Interest of equalization.
Comparing the rates proposed by the
ways and means committee in the bill
with the existing tariff rates, the fol-
lowing are perhaps the most important
The dnt * ■ *
changes: The duty on iron Is reduoed
on aii average U 1-10 of a cent per pound,
and the greatest redifctfon Is In the
metals schedule in steel railway bar j,
from whfch about $11 per ton in duty is
taken. Woolen manufacturers are re-
duced nearly 10 percent, on the aveiavff
below the present rates. The tariff
commission proposed a reduction of
above 20 per cent, duty off cotton man-
ufactures, probably an average of over
2 cents per square yard below present
The rates on goods are not materially
changed from those of the present laws,
although many alterations have been
made in the classification of sugar;
Rates were considerably reduced, the
cutting down being mainly on the low?
est grades. Taking into consideration,
the changes in the provisions for test-
ing, the average rates are said to be
lower about 20 per cent, from existing
duties. This schedule, as finally re-
vised by the commtaston, is as follows >
All sugars not above No. 13, Dutch
standard in color, shall pay a duty on
their polarlscope test as follows: All
sugars above No. 13, Dutch standard in
color; all tank-bottom sirups of corti
juice or of the best Juice, melado, con-
centratcd ineledo, concentrated molas-
ses, testing by the polariscope not
above 75 degrees, shall pay a duty of
1.25 of a cent per pound; for every ad-
ditional degree or fraction' of a degree
shown by the test they shall pay .04 of a
cent per pound additional. All sugard
above No. IS, Dutch standard in colotfj
shall be classified by the Dutch standf
ard in color, and pay a duty
as follows: All sugars above No.
13 and not above No. It), Dutch
standard, 3 cents per pound; all sugars
above No. 10 and not above No. 20<
Dutch standard, 3.41 cents per pound)
all sugars above No. 20, Dutch standard,
3.75 cents per pound; molasses, testing
not above 5tt degrees by the test, shall
pay a duty of 5 cents per gallon; mo-
lasses, testing above 50, shall pay a dut;
of 0 cents per gallon; sugar aralnai
per centum ad
not colored, 5
valorem; sugar cam
cents per pound.
other confectionery not specially enutn
erated or provided for in this act, made,
wholly or in part of sugar, and oh sugars
after being refined, when tinctured* col-
ored or in any way adulterated, valned
at 30 cents per pound, or less, 10 cents
per pound: confectionery valued above
30 cents per pound, or when sold by tha
box, package or otherwise than by
pound, 50 per centum ad valorem.
The importance of the ways
means tariff bill Is diminished by the
probability that the tariff measures be-
ing considered in the senate as an
amendment to the house bill for the re-
duction of internal revenue tax will be
the basis ct all possible legislation on
the subject of the present sesslpn.
The Conquests or Peace.
New Orleans merchants are organic
ing a railway excursion to Monterey,
in Mexico. McClung, the duelist and
brilliant talker and writer of Missis-
sippi, wns first, we believe, to scale the
walls and enter 3fonterey when this
stronghold was stormed and captured
In 1S40 by Gen. Taylor. Fitzhugb, the
"bigger man than old Grant," followed
McClung. Fifzhugh has been engaged
of late in building another railroad to
Monterey. McClung died long ago. and
now Fltzhugh goes bapk to the scene of
the terrible conflict. And there are not
half a dozen of bis comrades of thirty-
six years ago to accompany, him.
the way, the "soldier's" newspapers
called, organs of claim agents, never
seem to eare about pensioning the Mex-
ican veterans. Do they deem those old
soldiers of Mexican campaigns too sharp
to be fleeced ?—American Register.
, ■ s
A young man, arrested in Washington
for beating his father, excused himself
on the plea that he was following scrip-
ture. ''How Is that f asked the judge.
"Why, whom the Lotd loveth be obaa-
tlseth," replied the youth. "I love my
father; and so when he came homd
drunk I chastised him, and I think lt'fl
done him good." • He waa fined $10 for
It (s said that a Baptist preaiher was
the inventoT of the Japanese "iln-rikl-
sba," a sort of cab propelled by man
jowsr. Fifty thousand of them are now
n use in Toklo. It Is Said to be a feet
that the literal translation of "Jin-iJkW
aha" is "pull-mau-car." '
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