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DALLAS, TEXAS, TUESDAY MOHNINGr, MA11CH 4, 1873. ,
THE DAILY HERALD,
niiuiau vBt noninso.
JNO.' W. SWINDELLS & CO.
Term. t ftub.rripiion.
(fAYABI. IM A.VANil.)
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Hon, $1. .absequeut lu.erliou, W cents.
Soecial Notice., next to reading urn tter.tt IW por
Muar. each ins tlon. Local Nolle In reading or
S?rJrilcoln.n..liBc.nw Pr liue each insertion.
-Snlal reduced rmtn made fur longei periode
BarAdvortlseui.uU payable ill advauce, unless
wuti thos. doing a regular business uudor contract.
. THE WEEKLY HERALD
II FUBUilD KVEKV SATURDAY I10BNIS0.
t. a 60 isr "",,"' 0f l for
niourbs, In advance.
lion. Haiou Uaut, Dallas, Judse Uiii Judicial Die.
jHor.'T."ACl-', Esq., Pallas, District Attorney.
orrioBna o ali.a coi-nty.
t.- T, ir.rnnT. Dl II, J. r. rreriuci .
Koar.nt 8. Om, Lanruetor,
Willi ah J. 11 umiLi
Jon0!; m"i!a"w! Clerk or th. BUIr.. Court,
I pcputy Clerks.
Hbnbt Boll, j
Jr.m. 51, Blows. Sheriff.
M. V. t'oi.i TreiMirer.
' N. A. Kkk, Connly Sorreyor.
B . I.ono, V .vor ! ! a. H. K!nn City Alfy
.. ll,.. . 1 ,.dinir. TllOK. KL1NM. BlBrbh.l,
0. 8. Mneittti., I"- Kio,A'or Afull'or
Ai.ut.k.- I. P. Bryiin, C.Cnpy. 0. M. SwInk.
Vrnik Aiulln, N. Tn.vii"'l1 w. n. union,
Laio, A M. Uochrin
.a nAUUlvnvllT V A. K nlffhta Tmin
Inr, will mevt at the A)iuin, In the town of
i IIhMbi, on theTbiiriny Aiier in. inn oniiiraiiyi
. ...-.I. I.. .. .l 1-1 !.! t
in .iwn moiuui i
K. U. BJWEH, E. 0.
J. K. BAniHT, Eecorder.
Companion. Von are hereby .nmmonod toil
teud a stated convocation of Online Chapter
No. 47. on Momlnv eyeulnir, lieu. 80, 1872,
at early candle Ucliilng. I'j command of ttie
. n n.,,..u iv it iri'ii u..n...-
Jl.lli.II, , lllKfO. TIAlHIAIIiOIVICIMI
TA WKIllLTj lOItQE, No. 62, F. A. M., mention
the aeoond aud lat Sati rilay of each niopth, at
ID. HB.OlllO HKil
IIENUY BOLL, W. 11.
Bichabo Mokoak, Sec'y.
IHDOKIiT BNCiMPMKNT, No. S. I. 0. 0. T.
nieeit . the (lrnt aid tliird Friday night, of
each mouth, at th. Odd Fi How.' Mail.
f. A. SAVHK.C. P.
Atleitt J. D.Bi'03T,Scrih..
DLLA8 LOHQE, No. 44, I. 0. O. T., meeti on
.T.ry W.dn.aday uiicut, fit tne uou ioiioiv.
Ball. E. W. UUKT.N. 0.
I. U. UiTBHUlT, Bccntary.
a, A. wi'.li, Teiai A. t. sum, Illinois.
yyius is BKEDE,
CHICAQO, ST. LOUIS
Aud KniiHaM City.
9-AII bnelnri. trnnnactcd it th. Kama l Stock
Tilde, Kanau. City, Ut. I Dec 14-I4:tf.
ES. M. J. JOHNSON,
BMixietfilW l.forme th. 'nubile that ike ha.
received her fall ttock ol
Ladies' & Misses' Hats and
Together with Trimming, of Every Kind,
towhlch h Invites the attention of her friend,
md the public generally, ller.hop ie Intho Crutch.
Held Uoue, it the HouiIoh St. en Iran .c. 6:tf
WILL h. paid for th. rutnrn.nr Infirmatlon that
will laad lo Ike recovery of the followim dlnrrlbed
animal, tiolen from th. undersigned at IWk Mllle:
A moute colorod mare tnnle, cleanly roaehod and
irlmeil.and branded D Don left ahonliler.
JNO. W. ROWLAND,
Ilallae Texaa; or
rebS-7Mt Bock 11 ills Texaa.
J)KNNI & SIMON,
BOOTS AND SHOES,
, , North Sins of Comheice St.,
A few doors East Public Square,
DALLAS, . - TEXAS.
We keep fnll stock of the best material on hand
t all times, mil ar. prepared io do the heat of work.
Special attention paid ta In. work and repairing.
OW. us. coll, DENNI k SIMON.
June I, 187i.3'tf.
I. r. luci.,..
.. j. c. WAtuni
F. LUCE & CO.,
Cotton eSc Wool Factors
Ttrmnxu U. J- T. C. JR. R.,
Corslcana, Ennls and Dallas,
Special attention paid to raclvlngand forwarding
pKxvt nd proilarv,. Connff nminti ioipcrrti)ij
lictwi. wwArebouit sour dvpoi.
jQR. WM. UE-NRY,
English Boetor from Lundnn, will prattle., hi.
profeesloa i Ihi. enyi truttng eroule dieeitaes of
II kloiwaeaspKialily. Haw 11 visit the raaidene.
In Ihlselly, audaslaU r,r adjroe. May b lioad
I tkeMaraaof Dr. J. Wi Uit aa au4 as U,
(o.kiMAH..aBia.ret. fib. IImIItc
a.i.miorr - """sol
gLLIOTT & STEVINSON,
Medicines, Paints, Glass, Oils,
TE 2T T 1 us
FANCY GOODS, Ac
In their new Dulldlig, North (id eof Square,
DALLAS, - - - TEXAS.
Would respect fully Inform th public that they
have now, and will continue i ", hntid a M 1
supply of "very kind of goods In llielr line, mid
wuuld.olicita share of l'nl'lio patrouage. Their
drugs ro warranted freak nu
An experienced Drngglst 1' present to Oil
aug. :il, lti,a-.)l;emos.
Estalilislicd January 1st, ISfiC.'
1 C. JORDAN & UU.,
It. P. AIXSPAIGH, -' - (ashler
HUNT CUSS PAI'KB Ul l'" TE1 AT KKASOV
ALiLK HATKS. tOLLEtTIOSS 1UUK on all
purls of Ihc Inlon and rrmllled for proiniuly.
OOI.D, S1LYEK AND Cl'llllBSt'T
BOUGHT AND 01 D
We draw at light for Geld aud Curtenry in
omoautn to enit ?
Swcnaou, PeiVine Co,, SO Wall St.
lliialmun'e Saving; Iimlllnlion.
IVrkini, Swomon A Co.
Ball, lliitchingi t Co.
OPEN FRO itl 0 A. M. till 9 P. 1(1.
We ire agent, fertho following Flint CIaib Ii
aliranc. Couirnuie., and lake Hike at ritci eitah
lUhed by the Dallaa Board of Uudarvrritera !
FRANKLIN FIRE INSURANCE (X.,
ol Philad didiia, Awl 53,316,316 ti
of llartfoi . .Conn., AueU $2,(00,000 00
STATU INSURANCE CO.,
of Hanikal, Mo., Cwh All JOOO.OOO DO
MERCHANTS MUTUAL) LIPS lNSl'IIANOK CO
nl'llilviKtiin.CaHi AajiMnlfall pui -' J..iiU,WU UO
TFXAS BANKINO AS 11 INSURANCE CO.,
ofUilviMton, Cull Capital 100,000 00
PLANTK1W INSURANCE CO,.
Of liouaion, Texaa, Caall Cipital $250,000 00
X. C JOaVAM di t'O.
Tlio rth Annual Sowwion
WILL COMMENCI IN TUS
5e College BuilJin j Ion Jay, Sept. If !Si2, k cine JuitS, '73
Setond Ttm Beyint Jf onlay, Feh 3, 1878,
Rev. W. H. Scales, A M., Princip'l
Mi, M. E. IluriNoN, A..3L, . Ansistftnt
Mihh Eliza J. Mat. Ami Frtmarr lfi)'t
MRS. MARY tilTTON, . . MtlliO,
hates or tiiiion,
Per Term of Four and clfalf Months
. $10 oo to $14 no
io twt Hon
... 20 0010 22 00
Use of Piano
Latin or Oreek On. Dollar rarinmilh eltra.
Tuition naynhle iu aold. helLTr, n. l,,.lf In
aivanc. ; and when not thusuid, interest at 10
peroedt. till paid. Pupil, chaired from entrance
to in. close oi th. Teri. Dolictlon only for ah
senr. by sicklies, of two weeks m,,r.
Board in good famllie. at Hi rp tnaath on.
linn in nMwti.Bj, t
SMALL BOYS ADMITTED.
LAND LOCATING COMPANY,
' om Willi Anlt, JiBlio, A Ault,
DALLAS i TEXAS.
John Henry Brown, rri.i,ieii, W. F. Cummins,
Vlco President, J K Hkin, 0.neral
Agent, Pierce W BiOOTrensui'.
W 11 Ault ffWHary.
John Henry Brown, k- W. F. Cummins,
j. r nawKiiis, i, w B- A,n,
0. H. Jenkins,
i. W. Duucan,
Thlncompanywaaorganlieland chartered for
the sole purpose of Locating Ifjuul Land Certlllca
les on (.'iinimisslon. Coninihn,,,, one-slxth Inter
est In the lands or, where ainu as a League and
labor la given, ll) cents per Io,,
ah cuuiniunicai.ou. sboilUbe addressed to
.to was a rrar fffl
Becl'y Texaa Lantllocatlug Company,
TO THE FARMERS p Dallas, Kauf
man, Tarrant aud Farker counties.
TIIOS. FIELD, Dallu, T.n, , ,0i. agent for th.
ahov. named eonntie. for
WALTBB A. W0OI' CtltBRATKD MOWERS
N 1 HEiRs,
Every Machln. .old will k,,llir,ntRea ,0 , ,,
go,Hi as my Mowing md KH. Mchin. I th.
SEND IN TOUR OBUbsKABLY.
Th. Machine will be .obi , ,,, trm,. Tin
billowing named farmara ha, , vYood Ma
chine i i
II r. A.J. Jeaper,
Col. It. Woglesby,
Mr. Jno..lordon .
J. 8. Frost
"ai'krat, Dallaa. Tun. .
g S. JONES & CO.,
NEXT DOOM TO ADAMS t LKN01IDS HANK,
Elm Street, - Dallas, Texas.
gTOCK DEALE113' HOTEL,
THE BEST HOUSE IS
Opened January 1, 1873.
TWO STORY BRICK,
NORTH MAIN ST R El IT,
A. LARK1X, l'roprietor.
pIPrY PER CENT. MADE ON
I will eellmy Store llumn, on Ulm slreut, oppnilte
iiiura, .Jen a 1.0 s, nuxi noor ro uirilnglou, Mar
Willi A Co.'s, now occupied by M. Wlil, and routed
until Octiibor at on. iiuuilrud dollars per uionth
In advance. The House Is J font long by ii wi,ij
lot 100 Icel.
Will lie sold forii.MH BiM, it , Hie ho-irt of
the business center of D.illas and the lot alono iu
a short time will be worth lbs purcli aa. money.
S. I- ItLAKU.
Ap,l t llessra. JelTrlei t Terry or Block, Jell Jt Co
Notici Is hereby given that the fo-narlnershin
herelofiii-n existing t-elween Walter, and W i 1 1 iiuii
Caruth, under the lli m n una of VV. Caruih k llru,
Is tlilsday dlseolvl by tuutiial consstit, and that
the eaut Hatter uirutti alone is authorixvu to set.
tie tit. outstanding liiwiusis of salt' llriu. lie may
he found at the law office of R It Coujiliauonr, In (lie
city of Dallas, on Monday mid Saiuuluy of each
Keek, uniil the loth day of March next, ready to
make and receive payments, alter wlileli time fur
ther Indulgence will uol be giv.n, this Feb. II, Uti
AI.TKK 1 AttU I II,
Hn2.dwtra WILLIAM CAHUTH,
Vt the nnderatKiirid hero by ruHpeut fully cft)1 I
mifPllm of the tom lnri of J),itUi cuuury to us
w-iulilt) in the court Iiuum, at D illiii City, on gutur'
tJiiv tlio'iid iiHt., tit ten o'clock' , m.
tlio ubjrct of the mofinf( will bj to din.nviri tho
Hltimtiun of Htliuol auittori In our midU, lu inlttr
change with frnudoui our sevnral vhwr, ami tUui tu
pruduco uuKniinity ol net Ion of tciiclieri iu tit
urDitliiK tuiucatioual crMi
Clti,enituti tho protV'.HiotmliHti nra invited to be
Uncustcr. Txa 1 J. W. JACKSOX.
yob. tt. ura. J f. mmitu.
QEO.W. GRAVES, ,
A Rent for S. It. RatHam It Co.. Stove llaiiufacturera
Alblliy, new lork, Is in this jmrt or the Htate. enrl
reports the sale of their U(KII) tTILI. (,'UNSl'l, &
CONUADCOOKINd STOVKS as having a large
sale, and giving perlect satisfaction. W. A. JOSKa
& CO.. of thi. uityure aole agents fjr tho stoves lu
lliis section. u3,lt
TT A XT "AC I W.ar. the Agents of tk.
of Naw York, wh lib we are Belling At mmafac'
tunr' nrtcM. For dnrabllitf, iwefttipmi, full
ripua And richnp" ofton. workmiuiHhln nd 11 n-
InIi, lliy arenot mtrpaiiaedly any InttrnmenU
made in tbta country. Avoid tlis dltiy and
rUk of alilppliifC hy uircli;iii.x of Hit. E'flry
Piano UgHarrtntPpd.and the thoitsandt of tham
now in uie and the encomiums of leading artintu
aa to the nivrlta of tha rianea, ouylit to aaUuly
the umiuiom coanoiMenr.
I'lKROK k LTLK,
noll:6mofl. Main itroet, Uallai,
IICOS AND PI10T0UI1APHIC
Williame & Crowdus,
i.i,.wiuuiia,1 twctmon t0 ' ,. '
J. W. CKOWnuK, ) 'ait"l
WILLIAMS & MASTEN."
Will keep csBslaotly on hand a oom
p'ele Btook of . .
DRUGS, PAINTS, OILS,
FANCY TOILET ARTICLES,
Stationary and Tobacco.
Alao the only Complola Slock of
FH0T0G R A HIC MATERIAL
in Northern Texas.
We wilt sell as Cheap aa the Cheapest
Give ii a call be lore purchasing elsewhur.
Place of business Cor. Main and Jefferson
Streets, Dallas, Texas. . 22:tf
jQR. J. S. S1ZER,
Recently ef Jackson, Mississippi,
Will give strict attention to any hneines. entrusted. ta
blni In neat fcstnto auu commercial matters.
REFERS, BY PERMISSION, TO
Hon. II. M. T. Hunter, Va.tPrltchaid Blckham
N.O.illon. Wni. L. Sharkey. Washington. D. (V
K.J. Hart k Co., N. 0.', Hon. A. 0. Brnwn, Miss.!
Piko, Brother 4 Co., Bankers. N.O.; Payne. Dameron
k Co., N. O.i W. II. Srhleltehll A Co.. N. Y.i T. II .
J. 11. Allen a ro., n. .; enryoca x iiowiaiin. m
Louis. Ho.: Itichardaon May, N. 0,; Wlisebirh
Kin lav A Co.. N. 0.: Ball. Lyons A Co., N. O.t lto.
eugarten k Sons, Pliila; Warren Mitchell Jt Co,,
Loulaville, Ky.t J. B. Bowman, Lexington, liy.; ,
P. Mcllrayer, liurrodeburg, Ky.; David Laddie: h k
Business Correspondence promptly obeonrod wher
post expenses are aiivunced.
Ofllce, for th. prasent, under Dallas Library.
TA KE "NOTICE.. .
Wa also represent i drat class Life Tne. ' o., ud
will eoonhav. the Agrucy ioraito.1 Klre ins. i'o.
Mil J. 8. SIXER.
JAUFMAX COUNTY LASD AGENCY.
DASIIEILL 4 WATERS, ,'.
REAL ESTATE k INSURANCE AGENTS AND
..... :.. KAvrai , , ' .. . Thai.
W i rapruenl for onrwliM, ind, as Agent., over
40.0O0atre. luKaufm.iieouaty. '
S, . Jone.
THE DAILY HERALD.
II. MoCALCH, Kdttor.
Wh,arenillhorlr.e,l to receive puhscrtpttonil
adierllsitiK for tho Dally and Weekly 111 bald:
J.l'. Chew. HI Broadway, New York I 0, P,
ibinalli Co., 41, Park Row New Yoikij Co
Went hen ll if l'o PhllaileidMa,! tlrlfnn i Hoffman,
llaltlmoroi T. Utlntyre, New Orleaual H U
Hutchin'g House. ' :
Houston, Texas, Fob. 28, '73.
Diar IlEttALD ": Your recders
will know from tho Herald, that
this writer loft tho goodly city of
Dallas yesterday morning, and ho
purposes, even this early to inflict
upon them a lottor; not that ho ox
poets to onlighton thorn any', but
perhaps it will do, to fill up bo mo
snaro corner, and answer I tho
'Devils", cry for copy, that horify
ing cry to all editors. As tho God of
day was tinging tho East with rosy
rays yesterday morning, ''Witlio'
and I soatod ourselves in Capt'.
Works comfortablo omnibus at tho
Crutchfijld IIouso, and were soon
transported to tho 'Contra! Depot
The morning was decidedly cold, so
much bo that wo weroglad to enter
tlio depot building and warm up.
Tlioro woro quito ft nuinbor of pas
sengers waiting lor tho train, which
did not arrive until some timolafber
six o'clock, both passenger cars be
ing already iioarly full j but ailurgo
number of thorn getting out a t Dal
las, tho Central City of Texasj Wo
all , found , '"comfortable Jouar-
lors, and were Boon steaming
down tho track nt tlio ratQ of 20
miles an hour. As tho sun roso
and wo conld distinguish tlio ea
tares of our companions; 1 looked
around to see who, jf any of my ac
quaintuneos weri to bo my com
pany to tho Gulf cities. Among
the fumiliar ones in out' car, I found
our townsmen, Capt. W. II. Gaston
and Mr. Dveyfus, of tho Cosmopoli
tan Hotel, the firstj en route for Pal
estino, and "the 'latter for Calvert,
It was not until thb'brcakfaot hour
L ' ' , j' 1
rollod round, that I, found that
I bad made , sad roiitake
in . tho putting up, of my bug'
gago, and that wns I had forgotten.
to lay. in a supply of proTisions
Thanks, however, do ,myi friond
Dreyfus, I was soon leasljing on
broiled prairie chicken, light broad
etc., and it "has boon ' some , time
sinco I have made up as 'palatable
a breakfast, and so good did I fee
after it, ' that I dctor'minod'tliat it
was my duty t commohd ;iny
fnonds to . Liia. when thoy wan
somothinggood to eat.:
' On tho train, 1 also found jseveral
members of ,the logislaturd, who
takon advantago of tho holiday on
lawmaucrs nad givon tnomsol ves
had ran to their homes instead of to
tho grand " spreo " at Galveston
They were Senator Evans .from Tar
rant, and Mr. Bordeaux" from Cook
and, wo had tho addition at Corsj
can a of Col. Winkler, tho fat, gen
ial, great hearted and. chivalrous
Colonel of tho 4lh Texas, Hood'
brigadgo. Judgo Pondorgast, ; of
Limcstoiio, and Mr. Kemble -:. of
Ellis. Thero mav have boon other
niombors on board, but If so I did
not meet them. ' With fiuch pornpa'
ny, uuu a bright Bunslunr duy.uow
could ono help but bo entertained
and the day passod , ploasantiy
enough. At Hoarne, wo parted ct;in
pany' with Capt. Gastonj' who 'tool?
ilto International roaa lor jruiistine
but we had added 'to tiit) passen
ger-list Dr. Ii. H. Jones,, lattfly of
Jjaiius, wno uecompuiuou us w v;oi
vert, and here wo lost Dr. Jones too
I enmo near forgotting to say that
it happened to bo about dinner tun
when wo rcaeliod, Hearnoj andilik
all persons; again getting 1 ungry, J
invested a silver dollar frr Well,
will not ay, what I c?uld bu t
merely mention n remark mad by
Col. W., ho said thatr ho had pity
for a man who dined there on'co.but
for any person ' who; ! repieated tho
operation, he had no By'rapatliy
This was' my first offenco adl was
tiitiud. .. ..,
Some fow'railos abovo Hempstead
at ateoat I. o'olooJcnra bead lath
road, we had a torriblo and Mai;
occurrence, which was sickening
to behold. ' As we turned the bend,
tho engineer discoveroda man lying
on tho tractcj and ati once cheokod
p the train, aiublow tho. "dan
ger" wbistlo, but alas,; too,lato.
Before ho succeeded iu stopping
tho engine and all the cars,' save
one, had; passod 1 over' the body,
,,;.,,. I t,;. 'i.irn- ,.
iuMVUwa.Atifi ..yivitttijUiijr auu, wt
cqurso, killing him on tho spot. One
wheel pnssod over tho head and tho
other severed onq of Liis jiiiibs from
the body Ho was fouifd to bo a
strangor, (a white man) and lroui
w.bat we loarued at a house a short
distance down tho road, had left
there very much intoxicated an
hour or two previous. Xlo nover
knew what killed' him as ho was
evidently a sleep at tho time of tho
occurrence I did not go to boo
him it was too Bickeniug a sight
for mo. Supping 'at Hock'
loy, wo traveled along to ; this
city, which-wo reached, at bulf past
nine o'clock, and horo I am at tho
Hutchins House, foasting upon tho
good things furnished to guests by
that prince of landlords, Capt, Ed
P, Turnpiv It is not necessary for
mo to speak of tho llutcliins llousu
to those who have visited, it, but to
thoso who havo not, I would say
('call jnd soo,',' 4( It), is. ducidediy the
IIouso ot lexas. un the uontral
Train 1 found our young friend
Mr. Sawer, formerly a olork in tho
Dallas P. Oi Ho is , now l-outo
agont ori the road from Corsieana
lo Houston, and a bolter one I
buy this fl'om actual knowledge of
him can not be lound in Texas, it
1 havo called on a few frionds
here to-day, among them Mr. E. II
CuHhitiff. l uki intend to say
something good and deserved, of
his establishment, but if 1 com
meneb, 1 would not know where to
stop ; so I will resorvo that for
another loiter. 1 navo wnuen
enough already lor this timet I t
( To iborroW'iriornintf' will either
find mo in Austin or GuUosiod
1 do Mot'knot? i-'yot. which, j Good
bye lor a day or two. , y. j. y, s.
GRANT'S riEE. i'
Burning of the President's Missouri
: The tcountry residonco of Presi
dent Grant, oil 'his farm du.tbo
Gravois road, was destroyed by liro
vestordaj'. . It was a commodious
brick-houso, two stories in bight
and wasknownns"W ish-ton-Ayish,
ltiommonced burning at noon yos
tordaj and was in ' ruins at four
o clock."' ' '" i ' 1 '
i. As moro lliuQ .ordinary, interest
attaches to :t on nccount of the olo
vated position of" the owner,' and
tho fact that tho; J,'rosiaent'aiitici
pated ovontually to retire to! it, wo
entor.iuto some detail regarding it.
.Tho farm is one of 800ciie9, ton
a .i..' r . -,..,-i. t it.
muen iroiil niy uruvumiuuu, in im
county,' and is'a lino tract of land
throuuli wbich; Gravois crock pas
ses, watering, it very well. A por
tion of it is heavily timbered, anc
about ono third is in a high state
of cultivation," Thoro: wore two
residences upon it, and this one wns
anon tbo summit of tho hill, x It
commanded an excellent' view of
Carondolot, tho Illinois bluffs an
tho country about tho Insane Asj
turn.' It' was ia tno Boutnwosier
nart of tho tract, and about half
milo from the other building. It
was erected by Mr. Dowis Dent i
1848 or' 1849,, andi.wos.-ljuilt of
what is known as "stock; bricK
Tlio'- ffi'onnd between it and the
.Gravois jeoad was finely sot' with
BiiruoueryoeuuiB, unuu uuu vui
o'us kinds of shadotreesj ' " l
; Tho houso bad doublo piazza? br
porches, and( wjai, designed' with an
'LI" ""IThere Were on th irround
floor of the main building a largo
parlor, a wido hall, ana a sitting
room. On tho samo floor in the "Jj'
was tho dining-room, and tho kitch
on was in tho basomontof tho same
riartof the building. ; Thero wer
three chambers in the second story
'f hq plactf had boon fancifully fin
ished, and 'thera was a good deal of
clocanco about It."" Jars, drant oc
tupied tT during part, of jho war,
and at tho time of tho fiijst election
f her hnsbnnd. Upon removal to
th"e"Wlille""Tfou8d," a Mr. Edwards
was nlaoed in the building as ton
ant, io tako care 6f it, but during
tho lust two. years Mr. Simms has
been I in. .charge of it, lie, with his
family, occupying three yooms.1
iTlio furniturq In those belonging lo
the Pretfidoht was paoliofl up anc
nlnccd in other parts of tlio build
ing.' 'The parlor was always kept I
n ordor as a reception room for tho
visitors who called there in summer
to sco the houso. i
Tho building cost Mr. Dent $4,- ,
000; thero was at least not less
than 3,000 worth of furnituro belong-
nir ta tne I'rosiuont, and a quanti
ty, belonging to Mr. Simms in it.
A few valuable articles had boon re-
moved to Washington." " " '
As stated boloro, the fire com-
meueod at 'noou. . It is , supposed
thut it originated front tlio kitchon
tiro, as it has not been customary
to boat tho .parlor., It trained con-
Bidoiablo headway, there being no
BJJUUUVl UpLlllUllOUS LO CJLllIIgUlBU lb, .
and, as. .thoro was quito a breeze,
tho names wero too. poworful for
the simple moans at bund.,' There
is a cistern near it, and onerL'olio
efforts woro made with buckets to
eubduo tho fire, but without elfoot.
The. roof loll in, and tno tiro kept
burning nntu o clock, when the
building ,.was thoroughly, guttod.
The length- of time which ensued
Lcloi'o the roBtdonco was destroyed,
enabled, tho parties at tho Bcone to
roiuovo a lagre portion of tho lurn
turo.' Tho loss would probably be
about $5,500, and it is Btated thore
was no insurance. '- ' - :
Thero was tfo alarm given to the
fli'o department of the city. If one
had been soundoa irora the box at
tho insauo asylum it would have .
been responded to, and two onginos
sont out, though thoy might have
boon ot no use, owing 19 ue dig-,
lance of tho farm. . t . v ,
Tho othor residence which was
not burned was considered more
valuable than tho brick one, It is
u frame ono, niuok larger, and was
built by Mr. Wm. L. Long, father
of Hon John P. Long, in 1814. It .
was greatly improved in 1818, by
Mr. Thomus Hynt, and was then
considered 11 magnificent country
residonco. It was still further im
proved by Mr. Frederick Dont, father-in-law
aud has always been kept ia exeol.
lent condition, It is known as
"Whitohaven," and is about half a
milo from the Bite of tho othor real-
denco. Tho situation of it is about
500 yards wost of the Gravois road, ..
and on a country road, known as
the Grant ' road, ranning through
tho farm. 1 Mr. James JSlrod, who
has been 'manager ot tho farm for
four orfive years, occupies it. . It is
, ' , . . I 1 I . ..l' ..! .
ouiit upon m styie ui u piuuianon
residence, and its valuo is estimated
to bo .about $6,000. JNoar to this'
building aro a burn and stables,
which woro oroctcd thrcoyears ago,
and cost 153,000. In the stables are
kopt tho President's line horse
stock." White Clouds, Pilot Tem
ples, Gold Dust and Bashaw. Thero
aro also on the farm somo valuable
imported cattle. High fencing runs
botweon the two buildings, and tho
destruction of the- barn would be
almost euro to follow the destruc
tion, of the frame bouso. In this
part of th e tract are a fino well and
eistorn.-,-' ;- ': r 1 y"! -"'
Tho President remarked last sum
mer to Judgo Long.nt Long Baanch,
that if he wero not re-elected ho in
tended to make Wish-ton-wish his
homo within a few months after the
expiration of his term of offloe. Ho
not long since, wrote to the samo
gontlomon that ho intended to mako
a visit to St. Louis early this spring
immediately after the inauguaa.ion,
but tho Southern tour bad not then
boon talked of. ;.,
. I '
i The following lutlor we clip front
the Topeka (Kansas) Common-1
wealth. i It speaks something for J
Dallas and illustrates exactly the
views entertained by Mr, Goslln of
opr situation ; "' fl
Dallas, tcxas, ttn. zu, 1013.
To (ht Editor q tht Commonwealth :
Leafing Topeka the early part of Feb
ruary, partly for the benefit of my health
and partly to ea the oouotry, I can give
but lb very .best report of Texas. W
are baring the finest woather, warm and
pleasant, and the grass ia already visible
every where. This is a thriving town, and
in abont ten days we expect the M., K. tt
T. railrniil to clve ui throuirh communi
cation with Kansas. Finding myself in'
the midst of business, everything prosper-1
. ... i . : : 1 u. ih.'
ing, inn vuugritbiuii uuriuy ia vy
hundreds, I oonoluded ,to open branoh
bouse 011 a large soale in house furnish-l
lug good. I bought out the extensive
bouee of Blades & O'Connor, and took,
possession at once. I eaa give but the
most satisfactory reporla of busmen an
welt as the sociability of the people. Wei
expeot to have the first ear of furniture j
that will be shipped into this part ef tha
eon 0 try, until I have arranged everything
in a satisfactory manner, I will be eom-j
pelled to be absent from my old home
where Mr. L. Benjamin will officiated my
place. Our business in Topeka will noi
be in any shape effected, se we have it ar
ranged so that one can easily superintend
It., , We respectfully ask a eontinnance ot
the patronage we have so bountifully en-l
joyed for the past three years.' Mr. Kelly
will superintend our furniture and up
holstery department, and Mr. Benjamin
tho auction business Hoping that wil
soon be again in jour mid il,
h.t ?'i. 't. !.- , , .
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