The Democrat. (Fort Worth, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 60, Ed. 1 Monday, January 22, 1883 Page: 1 of 4
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FORT WORTH, TEXAS, MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 1883.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
CORNER HOUSTON AND SECOND STREETS,
Fort Worth, - - ^ • - Texas.
SURPLUS, ' * I • - • * 20,000
Ofkicrkb-M. B. Loyd, President; D. C. Bennett, Vice President; George Jack-
Directors—Godwin, Jas Watkins, Geo Jackson, M B Ijoyd, Jai D Reed, D C Ben-
nett, J Q Sandidge.
TRANSACT A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS.
THIS SPACE BELONGS TO
OK IE±- "W -A- 3sT T ,
The Wholesale Toy Man
H* has more Toy#, Better Toys and Cheaper Toys tbau any other man
in the city, Also a line Btock of
Candies, Fruits, Nuts and Fire Works !
A. M.Britton, President, John Nicliols, Vice President, S. W. Lomnx, Cashier.
THE CITY NATIONAL BANK
OF FORT WORTH.
Capital and Surplus, . - $165,000.00
a rkqvub basking business in all its branched transacted.
Exchange bought and sold and collections made on «11 accessible points. Draw
sight exchange on England, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Denmark, Swe-
den and Norway. „ \ __ „ ,, . „ ,
- ^ " T ®- 3Jink,
Thos. A. Tidball, K. M. VanZandt, J. J, Jarvis, J.P.Smith.
TIDBALL, VAN ZANDT & CO.
sl an. JS e ar s,
A General Bunking I5«sincss Transacted,
COLLECTIONS MADE AND PROMPTLY REMITTED..
ISjrExehange drawn on all the principal cities of Europe.
G. W. ISENHOWER
DEALElt IN ALL KINDS OF
GROCERIES AND PRODUCE.
ALL GOODS PROMPTLY DELIVERED.
86 Houston St., Fort Worth, Texas.
Mrs. C. I). Brown9s Ba-
zaar of Fashion, corner
of Third and Main
streets, Fort Worth.
Mrs. Brown's new goods
for the fall and winter
of 1882-8S are now ar-
riving. Additions to her
stock will be received
daily throughout the sea-
son. Millinery and trim-
mings, silk, wool, cash-
mere and mohair, vel-
vets and all the newest
styles of dress goods,
latest imvortations and
finest fabrics, -patterns,
hats and bonnets, fiehus,
collars and cuffs, ribbons,
underwear and ready-
made dresses. Bridal
outfits a specialty. All
ladies cordially invited.
GOLD MEDAL, PARIS, 187b.
"Warranted absolutely pure
Cocoa, from which tho cxces* of
Oil has been removed. It lias thru
timts the ttraty'K of Cocoa mixed
■with Starch, Arrowroot or Sugar,
and is therefore fr.r moro economi-
cal. It in delicious, nourishing,-
strengthening, easily digested, and
admirably adapted for Invalids as
■well as for persona i:j health.
Sold by Grocers everywhere.
.WATCH AND JEWELRY WORK
Done in First Class Style.
Houston Street > Fort Worth, Texas
I BAKER & CO.. Dorchcster.
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 furniuhed if nec-
John P, Graham. Tully A, Fuller. A. Devereux,
Graham, Fuller & Devereux,
Attorneys at Law and Land Agents, T)eoa-
tur, Texas, will practice in Wise and ad-
ioihing counties, make collections on all
accessible points, buy and sell real estate,
pay taxer for non-residents, &c. Refer to
themcmb.rs of the bar of Northern Texas.
25 C ENT COLUMN
This column will be appropriated to
"Wants," "For Sale.'' "To Rent,"
Found." "Lost," "Personal." and such
other advertisements as can be con-
densed into live lines or less, for which
25 cents only will be charged for one in-
sertion and 50 cents for three insertions.
For each additional line above live lines,
THE BLUFF HOUSE.
north side public square,
Mrs, C. P. PATTON, Proprietress.
This houso liaR 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 Nice.
Day board per week $o 00 0 .
Board and lodging per week 5 50 to 7 00
Tnnsiant per day 1 W
WANTED by "the Daily Democrat 500
additional city subscribers at 20 cents a
week, or 75 cents a month.
WANTED—Every one to bring their
job work to the Democrat office.
FOR SALE—Old papers at
50 cents per hundred.
bill will be taken up to-morrow in the*
house, and will thereafter have prece-
dence over all other legislation except
Up to Friday night last forty-six bod-
ies had been recovered from the Mil-
waukee halocaust. The evidence against
"^chiller, charged with setting Are to
Newhall thickens, and the proof that he
had removed his stock before the lire
As Mrs. Langtry progresses south-
ward unfavorable comment ceases to be
nuuir fltfther. Mr. Gebhardt will accom-
pany her to JJfMiiphis, thence he goes
west, aud Mrs. Langtry toNew Orleans.
Her engagement In Memphis begins to-
The Pittsburg hotel in Waco was fully
insured. The furniture was saved. The
house was the property of the building
association. It was new and the greats
est loss seems to fall on the traveling
public. Texas wants more hotels, bet-
ter hotels, lire proof hotels.
TH2 DAILY DEMOCRAT.
It is the purpose of the Daily
Democrat to give to the citizens of
Fort Worth a sprightly, useful, enterj^ Galveston and Austin are enjoying
taining and acceptable evening par ® such dramatic and operatic entertain-
It is no part ol it. design to «tt<rfOKlent" f< • •***? "•V™
to compete will, tho mornini M H,,d ,he "WlogfrHrlgnoll
the matter of telegraph
ever successful it may
grade of 130 feet to the mile. The train
consisted of two engines, express, mall
and baggage cars, two sleepers, one
coach and a smoker. It went at fright-
ful speed down grade four miles, when
the hinder sleeper jumped, going over
an embankment about lll'teeu feet high,
carrying with it the other sleeper, mail,
baggage and express cars; all took pre
and were consumed in a pile. The
coach and smoker run on two miles and
were stopped on the track. Jammed in
the ruins the people wore roasted be-
fore tiie eyes of those who were helpless
to save them. Fifteen are supposed to
be lost. Nearly all the passengers are
Injured. Mr. and Mis. Poiter Ashu,
II. A. and K. Oliver and Miss Squires
are unhurt. Many are missing. The
dead and wounded were taken ti^ Los
Angeles. The wrecking train had ar-
m i m ;—
Conflagration and Cremation—Trampa—
Inadequate Police—Frozen V p, Etc.
lesigu to aucjjvJa
y be in cr&jysA
sing the cream of tho news, collected
through that costly channel.
The afternoon paper lias a field of
its own, and, if properly conducted,
tills a vacuum in the day's affairs as
essential to the general and local in-
terests of the city as the work of the
A single morning paper, besides
necessarilly being a "monopoly," can
not perform the whole service required
by a mercantile community; though
it collect news from all quarters of
the globe and distribute it in the most
The sphere of the evening paper is,
of course, circumscribed, and its mis-
sion more of a local character than
that of the morning paper, but its
duties are none iheless important and
its benefits to the city none tho less
Shall Fort Worth have Buch a pa-
per? The answer must come from her
citizens. The management of tlia
Daily Democrat desires that its merits
shall commend it for patronage, and
while a liberal support will bo n«ces-
sary to its permanence, and will be
properly appreciated, there is no dis-
position to harrass the population with
appeals for patronage, or annoy the
merchants with troublesome pressure
The rates of subscription and ad-
vertising are put down to tho lowest
figures consistent with safety ; neither
too high to oppress the patron nor too
low to impoverish the enterprise.
"Live and let live" is its motto, and if
but half tho sustenance is extended
that the management will labor to de^
serve, the little evening paper shall be
the pet and the pride of the city, giv-
ing the quid pro quo for all it receives
and doing all in its power to promote
the social, moral, educational, mercan-
tile and material interests of the whole
C'^'' ■ ■ m
THE CREAM OF THE NEWS.
The norther was not an ill wind to the
occupants of the Denison calaboose.
They were mercifully turned out on ac-
count of the extreme cold.
Mr. Overby who recently shot himself
is recovering ard was arrested and put
under bond of $500 on Saturday. Mr.
Ashburn is also recovering.
The man who died of the congestive
chill on Friday night, at ajfrjULnurant in
Decatur, i3 believed to fee Mr. J. S.
King. The re-tnains are held for identi-
||The Bonapartes are called pretenders
now. Some fairer day they may be
called the royal family. SuqJi things
have happened, and history repeats it-
The first dividend in eight years from
the Sprague estate will be divided
among the holders of trust notes under
a decision of the supreme court made on
Saturday. It is about 10 per cent.
The celd ih Jefferson takes the form
of sleet. Here it was only snow, so
light and dry that It evapowites with-
out leaving the ground wet. To-day's
sunshine has been glorious.
A sentiment of, general unanimity
seems to pervade the press in regard to
the recent norther. Tli^ similarity of
expressions descriptive of its severity
Princess Louise and her husband and
royal suit arrived at CharlBton, S. C.,
Friday evening last, and are probably
to-day on the Briny deep en route for
The Western Union Telegraph Com
pana announces a reduction of rates for
New England and the middle states.
Why not a like reduction for the South
ern and Western states?
By direction of the Republican can
cus, held Friday night last, the tariff
Fort Worth will attract the stars as soon
5 her grand new opera house is com-
pleted. Just now she has to be content
with lesser lights. i
The scare continues in Paris. On
Saturday the cabinet council adopted
drafts of bills against pretenders to the
throne, and modifying the press laws
In the chamber of deputies the vote was
seven to ninety-four for urgency for the
motion to strike the names of the Or-
leans Princes from the army list. The
ministry agreed to the urgency. The
clause of the bill to place the princes
who now serve in the army on the re
tired list caused an uproar in the cham-
A fellow by the name of Hunt, wri-
ting from Nashville, has transmitted to
the treasury departmet the sum of $200
conscience money. If a sense of the
crime of reguery should strike inward
upon the souls of all the officials who
have robbed the National Exchange
since 1800, the conscience money would
doubtless quadruple the present surplus
in the treasury.
John Dellslte was too drunk by-
great sight to give any account of his
kidnapping Eliza Cupton of San Anto-
nio. But the girl was found, and now
John should be sobered and held to a very
soberttocount for the escapade. Drunk
enness should not be allowed lo take on
such a malignant form, even in so large
u city as Want one.
The young negroes of Washington
county are rather hard on the old ones.
The instincts of the native African
seem to be cropping out. It has not
been long since one murdered the wo-
man who had raised him. On Saturday
a boy was arrested for killing his father,
aided and abetted by his step-mother,
to get possession of the old man's pro-
perty. The two are in jail in Brenliam.
The boy confessed, and informed
against his accomplice.
The publication of the McGreger
Plalndealer will not be delayed on ac-
count of the burning of the entire office
on Saturday. Hon. A. D. Rust, of En-
nis, the proprietor of the paper, has al-
ready shipped a new outfit, and the
Phncnix will rise before the ashes can
be cleared away The material may be
consumed but the newspaper is incom-
bustible. There was no insurance.
The kindling properties of the material
in the buildings in that brand new city
would suggest the necessity of insur
Mrs. Evans, of Queens Peak, was in
Decatur in search of her fifteen-year-
old daughter, who had been boarding at
Chico in the family of Mr. Taylor, and
going to school. The mother believes
Taylor abducted her child, and has yet
no clue to their whereabouts. Texas
has other evils to deplore, but this one
of elopement, or kidnapping, will never
be allowed to take root here. It is
growing monotonous in central metro-
politan cities, but that sort of civiliza-
tion is not desirable on the frontier, and
should be nipped in the bud.
The distribution of the Brosins for-e
tune of about $33,000,000 will be a good
thing for Dallas. There are said to be
about 450 heirs; each to receive over
$73,(XX). The manager of the Dallas car
works is one heir; George Brosins, an
apprentice in the Dallas Times office,
another. The money is held for the
heirs in escheat by the German govern-
ment. The Brosins in the United States
are the descendants of Charles Abra-
ham Brosii^p, of Reading, Pa., who died
without a will. He Inherited It from
his brother, Dr. John Brosins, of Ger-
many. The meeting of the heirs for
dividing the money and securing their
shares is abont to take place in Alliance
Ohio. The 450 heirs will have a cheer-
ful gathering as the old gentleman has
been dead about twenty years.
The Southern Pacific express train
which left San Francisco at 0:20
morning, stopped near ,
tloii to cut out an extra engine, ta£lrf«<>
on a pusher to assist In phlllug up the
Tehachapa grade., While making the
change, the train by soine means got
away and started back toward a down
Special to the Dally Democrat.
IIoi'ston, Jan. 22.—A fire on Fannin
street, between Texas avenue and
Prairie street, atA£ o'clock last night,
consumed thjgT(jrj^ nce of Mrs. Clark,
an old lady ■. theurjrs. who was in the
house at t^'^YthJd burned to a crisp.
Loss, &Uwo ofBinnljuranee.
At alas , bi Q po()\itlier fire occurred
at h . ' i u?into and C ommerce,
7ironedT>y be*' . .
but ;aii the air of^hed without much
Aft?' etnualiuyg 0f rest, on account of
bad ^.piVtesflbe street cars are again
The weMj.vbr is severe, but the tramps
are flourishing, and tho knock-downs
have been numerous. The police force
cannot control them. The marshal says
he Is compelled to attend the theatrical
performance, and consequently cannot
control the outside.
Travel on the country roads is sus-
pended. and the cfty hacks are not run-
ning on account of the freeze, but the
the temperature is rising to-day.
Democracy Always A #nt Protection.
The protectionists cannot show in all
American Idstory where a genuine dem-
ocrat le fctutgsinan ever admitted inat
protection per so was constitutional.
Tire democratic position has always
been that if any protection resulted
from a taxlff law, it was purely Inciden-
tal and formed no part or thq power to
lew the tax. The democraoy do not
believe in the doctrine of legislating
money out of the pockets of the ueople
for the benefit of a part thereof, or ft
Jackson expressed the true idea when
he said that no government had a right
to legislate so as to give one man an ad-
vantage over another. AU" it could do
was to give eacli uiau a fair start and ft
free race, and an open field.—NashvllW
m ■ m
Ireland's Inaugural. 4
The governor gives promise of a dis-
position to reform even in the length of
his address, for while It has all the pith
usually fount! In such documents,, it Is
free from verbosity, and presents what
he has to say in a terse and business-
like way that is refreshing In these
times of long-drawn-out messages.
Many men would have consumed
double the amount of space, and fore-
shadowed less in connection with the
policy to be pursued. It is plain to be
feeu that the governor Intends to uso
bis best endeavors to give the
fullest protection to the schoil in-
terest—to stop the waste or sacrifice
of lands or the trooseds thereof. JI<S
5 idently lias a plan for a radical change
in our penitentiary system, and the peo-
ple will watch for Its development with
no little Interest; and the same might
a'motf. be said or the subject of taxation.
G. v>nnor Ire'and appears to be thor-_
oughly Imbued with the spirit of civil"
service reform, in state as well as na-
t o'lal affaire, and we believe his address
will give most widespread satisfaction
to the people.—San Antonio Express.
The Insidiousness of Discussion.
The New York'Evening Post, says
with great simplicity, with respect to
the silver question that what is wanted
is "discussion." That is unquestionably
the idea of the monomeiallsts. By dis-
cussion they hope to create a distrust of
silver and thus force it out of circula-
tion. This has been the philosophy of t lie
enemies of silver from the first. They
demonetized It in 1873 when It was at a
premium relative to gold and offered no
reason for that stroke of financial policy.
Now they aver that it must be demone-
tized because, relative to gold, it is below
par. Exactly opposite conditions justify
precisely the same action with these
schemers for a single standard. They
will be disappoinfed in their purposes.
They cannot carry either honsf nf«on-
gress and discussion will not bring them
any nearer to tlieir object.—St. Louis
The New Treaty.
The reciprocity treaty with Mexico,
which is now under consideration by
commissioners, merely proposes to try
the experiment for six years. Under
the provisions of the treaty Mexican
sugar will be admitted to the United
States free of duty, while Mexico will
admit our machinery and agricultural
implements free to her markets. Be-
cause of this provision it Is already
drawing the determined opposition of
the Louisiana sugar planters and mer-
chants, in spite of the fact that the de-
mand for trade with Mexico hns come
from New Orleans and Galveston
business men. At present the neigh-
boring republic does not produce any
more .sugar than Is consumed by her
own people, and It is not probable that
the brief period of six years would
largely Increase the production, so that
the sugar planters of this country could
not be seriously Injured by the proposed
treaty. The policy to which this coun-
try is* now forced is encouragement of
its trade with other countries, and to
secure this it is necessary to begin at the
beginning. If the opportunity now pre-
sented Is neglected it is difficult to pre-
dict wfcere or when W, will find a trial
elsewhere. It should, therefore, be the
aim of legislation and diplomacy to make
this start, in the hope that our foreign
trade in manufactured articles may be
built up- and an outside market thus
furnished for the products of our labor
and enterprise.—Philadelphia Times.
Partisan Civil Service.
The civil service reform act Is toellm-
innte politics from olllce-boldlng, so far
as it goes. Yet it has to be administered
by omclals who are partisans. Con-
gressmen are not to recommend any
person for appointment under the act,
nut President Arthur is expected to ask
Mr. Pendleton to express his opinion as
to the appointment for the Democratic
commissioner. These are points on
which critics may elaborate their criti-
cisms. It might be said that a citizen
w o is not a partisan would slngulorly
enough be Ineligible to act as a commis-
sioner for securing impartial results.
While even human language Is imper-
fect. laws can scarcely be expected to be
perfect. To tome critics it may be pro-
per to observe that tho act does not re-
quire t int commissioners shall be per-,
sons adhering to any specified parties,
but simply persons of uiilerent parties.
English judges of election are required
to be of opposite parties: yet England,
with party government, has a civil ser-
M. Pasteur's discoveries In the: field
pOf vaccine treatment as a means of pre-
"venting diseases in animals, are alreadv
extensively made nse of by French flock
owners, and apparently with a success
fully equal to that obtained in the treat-
ing mankind against small-pox. At a
recent meeting of the French academy
statistics were presanted from the de-
partment ot Eure at Loire, showing
that the number of sheep Inoculated last
year was about 80,000. For the past ten
years the average loss from liver rot
has been about nine per cent, of the en-
fire number of sheep. Since the prac-
tice of inoculation the loss has fallen to
less than three-fourths,of one per cent.
In the flocks treated. In some flocks
only part of the sheep were inoculated,
and there It was found that the deaths
from disease were only one among the
Inoculated to eleven of the unlnocu-
lated. Equally effective and satisfac-
tory results are reported from like
treatment of horses and cattle.
.An elderly English lady who wanted a
page, advertised: "Youth wanted."
'ft'he next day she received a bottle of
oat 0:20 FrP vrlnkle-fllfer and akln-tlght«ner." a
Tehachapa r^of "Fairy Bloom,'T n set of false
flaxen wig, and some iodine
Say, for instance, a dog loses his paw
and a rooster loses his maw, does it
uAske an orphan of them ?
vice reported to bs free from partisan
o >rruDtion and abuse, or material par-
tisan use.—Galveston Jfews,
A President's Daughter's Pension.
* • n
The following interesting report In a
pension case has been made in the sea-
ate: The committee on pensions to
whom was referred the bill restoring
to the pension roll Mary J. Stover, have
examined the same, and report as fol-
The claimant is the daughter of the
late President Andrew Johnson, and
was pensioned as the widow of the late
Colonel Daniel Stover, of the Fourth
Tennessee Infantry Volunteers, at
$30 iter month, commencing April
21. 1800. On the 20th day of April,
1800, the claimant married 'William R.
Brown, when her name was dropped
from the pension rolls. On The 10th
day of February, 1870. she was divorced
from the said William It. Brown by a
decree of the chancery court from Green
county, Tennessee, and was restored to
her former name, Mary J. Stover. The
military service of the claimant's first
husband being clearly established,and
also from the fact that she is a daughter
of the late president of the United
States,your committee are of the opinion
that the claimant should be granted a
pension, as in other like cases, notwith-
standing her second marriage. We
therefore recommend the passuge of the
Correcting Railroad Abuses.
The state of New York Is making an
important experiment in the matter of
correcting railroad abuses. It. follows
the Massachusetts plan of giving super-
visory powers to a commission instead
of the hot-headed grange^ .plan of 111-
coni?i Jered legislation wliifch defeats it-
self.# Experience so far indicates that
a judicious commissioner system is the
method by which fhe difficult subject
can be best approached and mastered.
Intelligence is wanted beforp legisla-
tion, and this cbn be best attained by
the unbiased and careful study of dift-
culties as they arise by a well-selecttd
commission. One of the ideas upon
which the New York system Is started
is that publicity is a powerful means of
remedying evil, and the theory is a
sound one. Snnlight is a great purifier.
The vast majority of the mean things
that are done In this world are done un-
der cover. Under the law the New-
York commissioners are given access to
the books of the companies, and the
ht to understand all nboufe their af-
irs, Unfortunately this is a very dif-
ferent, thing from actually giving them
the desired knowledge, hut It at least
ltgiilir.es their demand for lt< and au-
thorizes them to make it public when
they get it.—Globe Democrat.
Within the last year the women ot
the United States have given the mag-
nificent stun of $000,000 lor the sprmdof
the gospel in heathen lands. Of this
amount the Presbyterians gave nearly
$2;X),000, the Baptists the (W
gregatlonallsts SKUUWrt, tkl northern
Methodists $108,000, ami tha
the Methodist church
act, as passed hy tW *«* *<<* *
gress, should *MiUMl '"Jua re-
tain barna*>* to *4ftoe wrt WMtmttaaitw
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