hundred miles by train.
A good market seldom fails to find supplies, and when the lumberers heard that pines were wanted in Denison
, they sent in teams, though Denison
was a place unknown to maps and charts.
Work went merrily on. The Nelson House
was roofed, the Adams House
Shanties here and there sprang up. Negroes from Caddo
, Jews from Dallas
, and Galveston
, rowdies and gamblers from every quarter of the compass, flocked into the town.
A bar, an auction mart, a dancing room, were opened.
In six months Denison
had a thousand citizens of various colours and persuasions, and was famed from Dallas
as “ the livest town in all Texas
Twenty-eight months have hardly passed since Colonel Stevens
drew his plan on that sheet of paper, and Denison
is now a town of four thousand five hundred souls.
The railway depot occupies a quarter of the town and near this depot stand the slaughtering-yards, two vast ice-houses, the cottoncompressor, four churches, five taverns, and an unknown number of faro-banks.
cal already boast of a mayor, eight aldermen, “ all honest democrats;” a recorder, who