The Southern Mercury (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 47, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 22, 1888 Page: 2 of 8
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THE BESTI'N SPELL.
Wliun. Boss I Lot's rest la tho «Imtlo utvlille.
Cor tho mu' t"it hurnlii' lio ,
And mo uiH yon slnco tlio Im-itk of day,
Havo been nlowin' in tills hero lot,
And we've fitlrly otirnotl our resr.ln' ttpcll.
And ti cooling drink fiom I ho old stone well.
Down goon the 8WW'P till tho Imclwt jits
On the grnvol «tono* bolow.
Then up It comes. while U'O cool stone drip*
With tho drops that o'er It flow.
Cold wutor nn>l trujh. a« I've hecrd toll,
«Are Mostly found Hr thu bottom of tho woll.
Well, nln't thnt goi.il 1 wln-n n follow' tlml.
\nd tUo swe/it roll* d > 'u Ills face,
There's iiothing'll l ost lilni u¡> so quick,
Anrl resign him to hi j l«co
An k cool In' drink from n brown vourd shell,
Drown plum from th • txitrom of old stouo
Thu Kr.-nch tuny clnj.' of eh<iiip igna nnd wine,
Ami tho Mutch muy prn'So ihi-lr b«-r,
And Put of whisky may kIhk 111* Kotig,
lint to my mind ninl tusto it's oienr.
That nothlti' <>f which nnjrbody kin toll,
'SiiHgoml us tho wiit«;r from tho old stouo
Ore up, now, flofs! WY'ro rend y to movo
For another spell ut this corn.
Wo uiustHutuh this lot this «Itcriioou
And \o ready for t'o.-licr In tho morn.
Then wo'll nilfrH th" water nt the rostln' *-|k I ,
For i In" loi',< not nlffh to tho o'd stono wi ll
—A. it. itorilNKOM.
THE CLOSE-FISTED ECONOMIST
Tho 1 armor mf l'i Mi ensy oiuilr.
Iletwo n (ho lire ..ml tho liimpll^hl's (¡lure,
llli< into Ih rmldy, uml lull, and lair;
111 - t'ii*' o sum11 boj n lu the ch'uiiicy nooU
Conned tho liro.ol' i< ploiuro book ¡
Ills wile, I ho pi'l-le ' •!' 1.11 homo and heart,
linked the blsuultiuul made tho'liir.,
L'dd tl.u tablu und drow.tho tu:i,
Dol'tly, swll'Hy. silently!
Tiroti ami weary, weak mid I'uInt.
Blie b'H'o her trials with no complaint.
Like many unotl.or liomohold su'tit —
Content nil saltish 11 ss above
In tho patient ministry of love.
At last, h'jrwoou tito oIoik'ib of sinoko
That wreathed hU lips, the I'urmor spoku:
"There's taxes to i-nlu-' and lntorost to piiy.
An' If thoro should oome a rainy day,
'Twould ha mighiy haedy, I'm bound to say,
To liuvj something put by, for folks must dlo,
An''.hefe's funeral bills ami (iravo-toni'B to
Knouiih to swamp n man, pin ty n! fh—
To be provided lor when wo go;
ttci, It I woroyou. I'll tell you what I'd do:
I'd bo savin' of wood as over I could -
Bxu a tires don't do any tjood—
I'd bo savin' of soap and savin' of lie,
And run up some candles, oneo in awhllo;
I'd be ruthor spiirln' of coiroo nud ten,
"For sugar Is high,
Ami ail to buy.
And elder's good enough drink for trie;
I'd bo kind o' onrorul about my cloros,
And look out sharp whero tho money ifoos;
Gewgaws arc usolosg, nator knows;
'b tho bane of women.
I'd soli tho best of my oIiccbo and honey;
An' eggs is as Kood, nlgli 'bout as money;
An' as to tho carpet you wanted now'
1 guosu wo can mako tho old one do;
Au' as for tho washer and sowln* machine,
Them smooth-tongued agents, so posky mean,
You'd bolter got rid of 'em, slick nniLelean.
What do th«y know 'bout women's qp"k?
Do the>' calcúlalo wouion wore made to shirkV
Dick and Edward and little Joo
Sat In a corner In a row;
Thoy saw their patient mother go
On ceasolcBi errands to and fro;
They saw that hor form was bent and thin,
Her templos gray, herclioeiis sunk In;
Thoy saw the quiver of lip and ohln,
And thou with wrath he could not smoother
Outspoke the youngest, frailest brother:
'•Yon talk of savin' wood an' lie,
An' toa an' sugar, an' all tho while,
Cut you nover talk of savin' mother?"
What la Killing the Elm Trees.
Tho following letter from a correspon-
dent will doubtless bo of lntorost. as many
of the large old elm trees planted In vari-
ous portions of tho city of Now Orleans
hove, within tho past few years, dlod from
some unknown cause, probably tho samo
worm of which our friend writes.
To tho editor of tho Tinios-Domocrat:
Observers dtfl'or so widely thnt wo aro
reminded of tho sea serpent, or the oliolora
microbe, which arc described so differently
that wo doubt their oxistenco.
When a row of o<ins aro attackod, lirst
one droops and after a year dies, thon the
next dies, after struggling for a yoar, and
one by ono the wholo row dios.
Some contend that the leaking ol tho gas
pipes Is killing thorn, but other trees are
dying whero thoro are no gas pipes. Others
contend that tho trees arc crowded, and
having grown to bo very large, havo ex-
hausted tho soil, and die from want of
nourishment; but young trees aro also dy-
ing, wlioro no other trees aro near.
Othors contend that a largo beetle bores
Into tho roots, but a careful examination
shows that thoro aro no signs on tho roots
or stump ol tho dead treo to prove this ?
After losing two line trees five years old,!
commencod a caroful examination with á
good lens, and will glvo you tho result.
For seven yoars the troes had boon dying
on the opposlto side of tho street; ono alter
anothor in succession along tho row that
were line speclmons twenty years old, the
prldo of the families whoso homos they
Driving around town In my professional
rounds, I studied tho treos as they gradu-
ally withered in oertatn spots. Finally
one of my young troes began to shed its
leaves, and aftor a year died. Then the
tree next to this showed signs of disease
on tho limbs noarest to the dead tree, and
alter i year dlod. Thoif tho third treo bo-
came diseased, and I began observing the
leave*, bark and steins with a strong lens.
I found on every leaf at least fifty, some-
times a hundred minute bugs, covered by a
delicate web almost Invisible to the naked
On some leaves the larvas or little whito
worms were rolling abont sucking tho
juices of the leaf. On somo leaves these
worms bad developed into a little white fly,
with a tnssock on its head, and very deli-
cate transparent wings. Theso were In
every state of development.
The leaves fell In successive crops when
thew little flies had exhausted the sap and
had sufficient wings to fly to ether leaves.
It seemed to require about three weeka fer
the egg to be deposited and the full-grown
fly to appeal'. Sometimes :i f-troii!; wlml
will hear tho lile* inn or ¡¡00 yards, and they
will begin their work nt anew spot. Thcso
insects will cscspe observation unaided by
a Ions, but the little fly can be seen plainly
without a lens when you are looking lor it.
Now for tho remedy :
1 applied with ft garden pump « pound of
London purple and u pound of flour mixed
with forty gallons of water. When heavy
rains wash off the purple It Is best, to apply
It again. I have arrested tho march of
these destroyers, while the lino trees sixty
yards distant nro still dying. It is dllleult
to apply It to largo trees, but It can ho
done with ladders. After two yearn' con-
test with theso firsts, 1 havo concluded to
plant tho mili and maple, nud If I con get
them, tho pecan tree,
John Bkownino, M. D.
Joroey, Guernsey and Alderny Cattle.
Those breeds occupy three distinct Is-
lands. The Guernseys are tho size of our
own native cattle. They aro generally of a
lemon or bright light to a deep red color,
patched with more or less white. Avery
few of a bronze color, black or dark brown
and white or liriudlc. These last three col-
ors aro no longer laslilouablo ntnoug our
breeders, and they are fast getting rid of
them, by sending tho calves thus marked to
the. butcher. Americans havo almost uni-
versally bred none but tho lemon or red
colored, patched Willi v.'hltu. Willi these
tin orange colored nose and rim around each
eye are sough 1, for. The skin Is a rich yel-
low and the same Is required Inside of tlie
cars. Their milk Is generally a Utile the
richest of llio three breeds of the Channel
Islands, the cows turning out a large per-
centage from ii of the choicest butter.
Their calves fallen rapidly and arc pre-
lerriul to all others by the butcher, at an
advanced price. When the cows become
too aged lor tho dairy they fatten rapidly
after being dried oil', and malte au excellent
quality of beef, thus forming superior
general purpose cow. highly prized by dai-
rymen and much sought after by them.
Grade cows got by Guernsey bulls out of
our nativo cows are u great improvement of
tho former over the latter.
The Jersey cow Is hot usually so largo as
tho Guernsey by 100 to 200 pounds. They
are of various colors; light brown to dark
or even black, different shades of gray and
now and then a fawn or red color. Theso
colors are patched more or less with white,
but a solid bus been tho most fashionable
for a few years past. .This now has como
to bo regarded by judicious breeders as a
mere fancy freak, and cows arc esteemed
for their superior product of butter rather
than their color. Thoy do not fatten so
profitably after being dried olf, and turn
out an inferior quality of bccfto tho Guern-
seys. The .Jerseys are usually marked by
a drub ring around each oye and the jaw.
A black nose is prolerred, but it may be
spotted or nearly colored.
Tho AÍdorneys aro a mixture of tho
Guernsey and .Jersey breeds. They vary
In size and color, and aro not so celebrated
In tho dairy its the above, and do not, com-
mand near so high pilcos. We know of
nono imported f r. a long time past, for
thoy would bo unliable in^ America, ex-
cept, porhiips, at Tho same prlcos as our
common native cows.—A. 11. Allen, In
of .iek8ky cow8.
The Jorsey Bulletin says: A good Jersey
cow, wh«n she has any other business to
nttond to, won't get fat. At tho end of
her milk flow she will gain flesh, but when
tho new calf arrives she will soon work
tills oil*. Ilor work is leanness and hor car-
cass shows an abBonco of surplus llcsh.
Thrift, however, Is always present In the
well-fed and properly enred for Jorsey.
Tho feed which In other broods is utilized
In forming flesh und fat, is diverted in the
direction of producing milk, rich milk,
landed with crcnm. No single anlrnul can
successfully accomplish both these ends.
Tho Jersey cow Is not popular with tho
In the opinion ol Vick's Magizlno, au ex-
cellent authority on all such matters, a
largo proportion of trecB Is lost from trans-
planting in tho sprink for the reason that
tho tops aro not reduced, or not rcduccd
suQ'ctontly. Tho tree, us it Is received
from tho nursory, may havo a well-formed
bond, and ono docs not want to sec it de-
formed, not knowing that It 1b a necessity,
perhaps, to its lite, certainly to its well do-
ing, nud nlso thnt tho Burest way to preserve
the bond In good form is to cut buck se-
verely all tho young branches. In the samo
way shruliB, und especially roso bushes,
aro trnnsplnntcd with the desire to soo
them bloom nt onoo, und with the result of
u Tooblo growth tho flrst year. Tho danger
of Bticli newly trnnsplnntcd subjects in u
dry timo nnd scorching sun is very great.
On tho otlior band, If tho branches uro
cloBoly pruned, growth usually proceeds
promptly, und nt the close of autumn the
plants uro amply provided with new, well-
ripened wood, nblo to benr the coiutng cold
souson. Tee dungers thnt nttend tree-plant-
ing in tho sprlng-tlmo nre groatly lessoned
by very early planting, but usually early
planting is impracticable, und therefore the
most careful attention afterwards is do-
niandod. In our own experience tho best
success has resulted In transplanting trees
aud shrubs In the fall, In properly prepared
soil, and giving winter protection by mulch-
ing with litter or leaves. Such subjects
usually start to grow promplly in spring,
and have already raado a fine growth before
spring-planted trees have started. We do
not hesltato to advise fall planting in cli-
mates not more severe than our own.
Does Farming Pay P
Editor Mkkcury:—I will say t* the
brother who replied to my lettor of tho lUth
of Oct., that I am of the same opinion at
that a mnn can make money farming if he
will farm, scientifically, and that ho must
do ti ho makes a success of anything. He
says he doesn't want my horse, but I don't
consider the horse duo until the experi-
ment Is made, and that will require one
more crop. R. A. Mitchell.
If people, troubled with colds, will take
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral before going t.o
church, they will avoid coughing. The
Pectoral soothes and heals the Irritated tis-
sues, and centróla all disposition to cough.
WOMAN AND HOME.
SAVING PENNIES AT THE EXPENSE
OF HEALTH AND STRENGTH.
The Slavery of Housework—Ituil Mtuuiein
of IluttbandN—Domo luftaoiieu—Siwlcty'n
rolblo - Morcenury Marriages — Toilet
Article —"TIiiuiIch"—Tho Ideal Woman.
In my housekeeping experience, which
covers a period of nine years, 1 havo como to
tho following conclusions: First, economy
may bo carried to such an extent as to be-
come chronic. Hecond, woman' mission
does not consist In spending all her energies
in studying a flvo rent piece in order to dis-
cover tlio secret of enlarging Its capabilities.
Third, it Is not the mission of the wife or
mother to mako saving* banks of the family
stomachs. Buy enough; select tho best; cook
enough; eat all you want; but do uot havo
a largo quantity of unythiug left over, which
will require tlmeuml strength un<l thonddi-
i iO:i of other materials to render palatable.
From timo immemorial men and women
have been in tho habit of laying mortgages
on their buuks, making hands, mu«clcs nud
nerves do tho work that money ought to do,
simply thnt they may outshine their neigh-
bors iu a largo house, a now piauo, handsome
lace i^irtaliis or a "fashionable library," nnd
when nil has boon procured, if indeed Mother
Nnttiro has not foreclosed her mortgage, tho
lindera nro too stifí to play the piauo, tho
n:i.!d too dull to enjoy tho library, tho back,
Ik.ut. almost double, is hold lit place by tho
sharpest of rheumatic stitches, and tho soul
has been so pinched and starved as to be be-
yond tho power of redemption.
How has such n state of affairs been brought
about? Oh, by oconomy, saving tho pennies
at tlie expense of health, strength anil soul
espe.usiou. Wo can ali of us eito Instances
that havo como undor our observation, aud
may havo entered into our c::¿ierieuce, whero
tho "women folks" have muden bargain with
tho "man folk" that they will do all tho
work, providing ho will pay them tho money
which it will cost to hire help. Spring suits
made nud draped in the latest stylo loom up
in tho imagination of mother and daughters,
and for a timo everything passes alons
smoothly. Tho spring houso cleaning is dis-
posed of in short order; stoves aro token
down before the frost is out of tho ground;
tho heavy spriug work is dono tip early, so
that tho said "women folks" can havo a
chunco to sow on tho new suits before tho
warm days como on. Hut one day tho doc-
tor is called to visit tho mother or daughter
and tho old story is repeated, "Oh! I guess wo
tried to do too much and got ovcrdono."
Fortunato it is for tho sick ouo if long illness
does not follow, and if tho front door doos
not wear "drapory." Ton times the amount
savod (!) gono to tho doctor, aud poor Mother
Xaturo lias to repair tho wasted strength by
slow aud weurisomo stages.—Good House-
Tho Slavery of flouseworli.
And thou this lady oxaltod, as all cookery
experta do, the dignity of lnbor in tho
kitchen. Hho protests that she does not want
a woman to bo a household drudgo but n
"homo maker." That, is a very charming
phruse, but the Listener docs not believe that
what l.-esps the majority of our New England
housewives away from the fullest personal
contact with pots aud kettles is any notion
about tho indignity of lalior, but rather the
sheer Impossibilty of performing all thnt is
required of a wifo and mother in this geusra-
lion and dev'otiug themselves to tho pots und
kettles, and the coal scuttles, and other
kitchen arrangements at the ivattiolfme.' It
is simply out of tho question unless a woman
could suceccd Iu getting up a revolution of
hor own against nil tho customs of our lifo
ut this epoch and could simplify domestic in-
stitutions to a ¡MHiit quite unknown for u
There am women who aro "homo makers"
in the good old sense; who do their own
work, and kep thfir parlor in good order at
t*ie name timo that they do their kitchens,
and go to church, and keep thoir children
neat and well dressed, nud fulfill in somo
degree tho social requirements of tho timo.
Rut such home makers aro generally gravo
makers for themselves, nnd sometimes for
thoir children. No man has a right to lay a
woman u-ubr such a tyranny of toil; no
woman liana right to lay herself under It. If
sho survives It by her own inherent strength,
and escupos paralysis, sho is pretty sure to
put, tho stamp of invalidism upon lier children.
And sho dwarfs hor own moral and mental
growth at tho samo timo sho dwarfs the
staturoof her children.
Tho Listener doubts whether tho slavery of
housework' has not roally a inoro hideous
record behind it thnn negro slavery on tho
southern cotton plantations. It would bo
very charming, indeed, it household lifo
could lie so simplified that a housewife could
do all her own work and not break down her
hcnlth and hnvo somo time left to catch up
with tho world; if civilized peoplo could
borrow nomo lessons from caro free, easy
living gypsies, nnd could mauago to got
along with one-tenth of tho mero friction of
taking care of themselves that wo nor/ wasto
oar energies in, and sacrifice nono of our cul-
tivation In letting go of it. Hut that seems
to bo out of tiro question Tho lifo that wo
livo we aro in fc.r now. Ahd tho genuino
home maker, undor such a system, must bo
somewhere clso moat of her timo than iu tho
Rad Manners of Husbands.
A friend was spending tho day with mo tho
other day, and while sho was hero our pastor
called. After ho left, tho friend snid: "Did
you ever notico with what respect Mr. Con-
rad speaks of his wifo and how courteously
ho treats her nt all times?' I nodded assent,
and my friend went on: "I supposo irty hu>
tiaud is as good a man as over lived, but his
mother did not train hfm to bo courteous to
Indies. His sisters wero bis slaves, and
thereby he Is spoiled as a husband. I wish I
could train several hundred boys to lx> hus-
bands for the girls of the next generation.
Do you supposo they'd consider it their pre-
rogative to drivo the girls out of the easi-
est chair, taka the sunniest comer of tho
room, tho placo by tho light, throw
books, pa pore or slippers down for somo ono
to put away, and Rrow up with,tho.Idea that
a Wifo must I* the valet and the rmt of the
household stand respeetfnll.v by to obey or-
ders! You smile, but this is anything but a
subject to laugh over.
"I really belicvo husbands nover thluk how
thoir unkind ways' hurt. Thtoy don.t reAlizo
tho difference to us—for instance, i« their
nor when they come to dinner. AU dny
the wife has been alono with tho child ret and
servants, and is moro hungry fer a kind Word
from her husband than an epicurean. feast.
Ife come* in justas tbo dinner bell rings.
'For a^wondcr dtnuor Is oneo ready on timo,'
the lilutawid saya Couldn't be hhve saved
that heart tU b by saving: 'That's a pleasant
sound to a hungry fellow,'aud what líiuders
him (rom adding what would be uUlk aud
honey to a weary jepl all the rest of the day
—nay, all the rait of her life—'you aro a good
wife, Cfern«n*.' Ami it dlaaor ik not (pitte
roady why need he sayi «Of course not; never
la.' In working mottoes for the home, why
llMR't mm&t om taken Wealey's remark, 'I'd
as Soon Swear as Fret.' i:i«tea:l of bringing up
'1 Need Thee Every Hour.'
"When 1 think 1 have a iiard time 1 just
think of tbo womon who havo no servants,
but who themselves car# for tho children,
wash, Iron, cook, mend, churn, milk, carry
wood and water, all for less than au Irish
servant girl's wages. Of courso men appre-
ciate thoir wives, of courso they do, but they
keep thoir polite manners uud courteous wuy
for—other men's wives. Ono timo James
thanked mo for giving him room t<esldo mo
nt a concert, mid then sort of u|>ologi¡:cd for
being polite by saying bo thought it was my
sister Mary."—Mrs. C. F. Wilder In Atlanta
T!i« Mother's Homo Influence.
If a mother does uot lay asido her courtesy
with her company dress, If a father is as re-
fine*! in speech when tbo door has closed after
tho guest as he was wbou thoy conversed to-
gether, the child will learn to bo habitually
polite und mo lust. For good manners nre
better taught by example than by precept.
Tho woman who wrote tho "Praotlbal
Thought of a Mother," says sho has often
noticed that girls who havo grown up in re-
tirement und simplicity have s-howu, when
placed lu the ureal world, such elogant tact
and behavior its to astonish high born Indite.
"Where has tho littloouo learned ItP ex-
claims somo ono of them. "Mho behaves liko
a qucoumtiil my daughter, who has been edu-
cated i:i I'an's, only just look ut her! there
sho stands and turns her back to that lady;
Tho mother doss not •reflect that hsr
(laughter has been taught many rules of lio-
havlor, but retains very fc.v. Hut "the lit-
tle one"' has imbibed coui'tosy with tho air of
her homo. Her mother lias taught her few
r::lesof politeness, but has net an csamploof
-l:i;;!i bred courtesy. Tho girl has acquired
ho unconsciously tho art of polite bohavior
Hint she feels what is and whut in uot "good
In her homo sho has never known u w.cd,
a loo!:, un not, that differs Irorn tlieacls,
words cud looks used i:i polite society. When
slio first stopped from hsr father's lion <•> into
an assembly room v/herc well bred [v.oplo
had gathered, shu simply tiuu.-fcrrcd herself
ton larger but not di!Te:'e:it i<;i'.;ere. !L r re-
queers are entreaties, favors aro rotuna! by
thalila,' little acts of servia.'nre dono quietly,
as a matter of course, and asniritof kindness
and consideration ú associated wi.h all alio
says and docs.—Youth's Companion.
Society's IVt I'oible.
Tho cynic wants to know whut is gained
for uny rational being when a city full of
women undertake to make and rccclvo for-
mal visits with persona whom, for tho most
part, they do not wish to sue. What is
gained, ho asks, by leaving cards with oil
thcso people und receiving their curds? When
a woman makes her tedious rounds why is
she always relieved to find pqoplo not in?
When sho can count upon her ten fingers tho
poople she wants to see, why should sho pre-
tend to want to see others* Is any ono de-
ceived by it? Does anybody regard it us
anything but a sham and a burden?
Much the cynic knows nbout it! Is it not
necessary t.> keep up what is called society?
Is it not necessary to have an authentic list
of pasteboard acquaintances to invito to re-
ceptions; And what would bocotno of ns
without receptions? Everybody likes to give
thorn. Everybody flocks to thorn with great
nlucrlty. When society calls tho roll, wo all
know tho penalty of being loft out. Is there
any Intellectual or physical pleasure equal to
that of jamming ito many people into a houso
that thoy can hnrdly movo, and treating
them toaDr.lxl of noises in which no ouo
can mako herself heard without screaming?
There is nothing like a reception in any un-
civilized country. It is m> exhilarating!-—
Concerning Mercenary Marriages.
Wo fiad a number of women t hrown on
tho world to earn their own living in tlio
faco of evory sort of discouragement. Com-
petition runs high for all, and even wero
there no prejuclico to encounter, tbo struggle
would be a hard ono; as it is, lifo for poor
and single women becomes a moro treadmill.
It is folly to inveigh against mercenary mar-
riages, however degrading they may be, for
a glauco at tho position-of affairs shows
that there is no reasonable alternativo. Wo
cannot usk every woman to bo a herolno and
cliooso a hard and thorny path when a com-
paratively smooth ono (as it seems) offers
itself, and when tbo pressure of public opin-
ion uqjes strongly lu that direction.
A few higher natures will resist and «well
tho crowds of worn out, underpaid workers,
but tho majority will take tho voieo of soci-
ety for the voieo of Ood, or nt any rato of
wisdom, nnd our common respectable mar-
riage—upon which tho safety of ail social
existenco is supposed to rest—will remain, as
it is now, tho worst, bocauso tho most hypo-
critical, form of womuu purchase. Thus wo
have on tho one side a more or less degrading
marriage, und on t.ho othor sido a number of
women who cannot command an entry into
that profession, but who must give up health
and enjoyment of lifo in a losing battle with
tho world.—Mona Caird in Westminster
A Girl's Toilet Articles.
A sensible girl will not keep a lot of cos-
metics and drugs oil her toilet table, but thoro
aro a fow articles she should always havo in
a convenient place. Sho should havo an ar-
ray of glass stopped bottles containing alco-
hol, alum, camphor, borax, ammonia and
glycerino or vaseline. A littlo camphor and
water may be used as a wash for tho mouth
nnd threat if tho breath is not sweet. Pow-
dered alum applied to a fover sore will pre-
vent It from liecoming very unsightly or
noticeable. Insect stings or eruptions on tho
skin are relieved by alcohoL A fuw grains
of alum in tepid water will relievo people
whoso hands perspire very freely, rendering
them unpleasantly moist. A fow drops of
sulphuric acid ln"the water aro also beneficial
for this purpose and aro also desirable for
thoso whose feet perspire freely. Wo should
always recommend caro In tlio uso of scented
soap; in mauy cases tho porfiuno la simply a
disguise for poor quality. A good glycerine
or honey soap i always preferable. Of
courso ono may raly on scentod soap from a
high class manufacturer, but it usually costs
moro than it is worth. In additiou to tbo
soap for bathing, White castilo should bo
kept for washing tho hair. % Occasionally a
littlo borax or aatmonla njay bo used for this
purpose, .but it if usually too harsh in its
effects.—Rural Hew York or.
Mrs. Cody Stanton believes that there is a
sos in mind, and that inen cati only bo in-
spiren to their, highest acwovcmputs by wo-
men, while women aro stimulated to their
utmost tmly by meo. (B*
Kerosonv unexcoHed ia starch to glvo
polish; also to polish glass; it will mako your
windows sliine 1 Ato Silver.
i&rg shells «rushed and shaken in a glass
Iwttle half filled with water will cleaA It
Tho best of tea mokes but an indifferent
decoction unless tHt> water is fresh.
Tissue <jr printing Ruper Is the beat thing
for polishing gloss or tinware.
The Leading Clothiers of Dallas.
We offer special inducements to the farmer*
in both QUALITY AND PRICE of Clothing Hats,
nnd Gents' Furnishing Goods. Examine our goods
Mail Orders A Specialty.
ARDINGER & ROSE,
788 cfa 740 TUlni street, XSalL
<0' Chicken P
Is warranted to >.top the Cholera among Poul-
try and increase the Egg production twenty-live
per cent. It is endorsed by some of the l¡u¿est
and most intelligent poultry breeders in th*e
PRICE, 50 CENTS PER PA«KAG!á.
pgr" For salo by all druggists, or sent poet palil oa r>
colf.t of price. Addross 1JASS ís UKU..
SURE - ENOUGH - AJNTT - KILLISB J
A POHIT1VE GUAIIANTXB GIVEN.
I will fnmrnntoo to kill every BED ANT in an ant bed, with one appliestlom at the (MM
Pure Knouvrli Ant Killer. Price, G0o per package, which I guarantee will destroy oae berf 4Í
Hcd Ants: tf pnekages for 81 CO, sent post paid, on receipt of price. No stamps takmx.
Hofer. by permiEsloil, to the editor and buslnoss manager of tli« Mercury.
Address. K. a. THAT .
" 1281 Ran Jaelnte St., Üallaa tasa
NO C1IISKL NESDISD VO
CXK.VN TJflE AXI&
If í k) B GREASE.*«ssK®
EVTULY BOX GUARANTEED A8 REPRESENTED, or inonoy paid fer saute wlB be refuaOt*
Bumplu orders from those who hnvo not, sold or used the Wise A ale-0twist., axpressly soliettcA
Write for Prices. We Halxe the Host Axla-Creas* Known, asd a <11 Obetpw
tfcpn others do thnlr common Koods.
CliARK «fe WIMB COM1MNV,
Oltlce, H9 Ktvrr Stroot. Chlena<* VR
Machinery and Machine Supplies,
Iron Pipe, Well Casing, Steam Fitting
and Brass Goods a Specialty.
Engines. Boilers, Pumos. Mills, Etc.. Etc
LIDDELL, HUNTER & CO
JNO. O. IIUNTEB, Manager.
O tit and Snow noow—«07 Main Bt (Opposite Ora®
W ' un-'Dirge— At junction of T. and P. and Trunk B.
sit* Grand Windsor Hotel.) I
LADIES' OR BEATS' SIZE.
iSEAlim KMAVK1 BCJTIKfi CASE.
To Intruiliiru utir Solid Ooltl nnd Silvio-
NVatrJiby. .U-wotry, etc.. «■« (,<Tor to i -icli
WamfiWth ramloiniR frw
NOTK-K-Tlmt nil lmiyw nnd exomlnnfnp
above Watch. Chiiln p.nri Charm before im.vmjr
for pome, will «Mid It C. o. o. ptibject to ftiil
examination, if 60p 1? i nt. in aUvnneooi a
ftrnntro of Rood rnithi balance, 33.50, to
paid at express office
W. HILL & CO., Wholesale Jewelers,
100 W. *IadlM n dt.,f)hle
above henue U thoroughly riUcMt, and xuo recommend tAU watch to our reodcri. Mention tMs POMh
Regulation Pin Cotton Seed Mir, Cera and Cob Uer
d • tM'isi iiiwmi . lit
Heavy Metal, Gold-
Plated BO cts each.
Fin Is exact size of cut.
Seals delivered In Tex, $2.0
Seals delivered In other
*>;?■' '' States, $2.1
flptTScntl for Illustrated circular of SeaW
Badges, nnd Resalla.
DAL A8 ENGRAVING CO.,
JSTTrndo Cards free with each Seal until
June 1st, 183.'' ^
Sent on io
B,asl Bakr Bten,
Thousands in Use
I " is,
[Oil. A D, POOBWl
Weouro ttuptu'o In from throe weeks to
threo months, without usitUI a knl'o or draw-
ing blood. Terms: No < uro No l'ay. and No
Pay Until cured, files. Ulcerations, eta.,
cured without cutting, Hunting or sloughiug.
If you waut to bo ourod, call on
DRS. DICKEY & SCOBEY,
804 ELM ST., DALLAS, TBXAB.
DR. h D. SCOBEY. Bus. Man'g'r.
DR. BLY'S CELEBRATED
PATENT ARTIFICIAL LBOB
AND ARMS hare all the rantlen
•f the natural limbs. Perfect
satisfaction In all cases or no
pay. Prices reduced. Solo man-
ufacturer fer malme* Louisia-
na soldiers. Crutches and
'Trosaesa of all styles aal prices.
Pamphlet and price list sent free.
A. llo rBRMOTT, Manufacturer,
No, «00 Bt. Charles St., New Orleans,
20 bizc8 and styles.
EVQW MILL WARRANTED.
Send for Catalogue am
< Panhandle Machinery and
FORT WORTH, TEXAS.
The above Company are Htate Agents foi|
thocelolimted Halladay Wind Mills, Salei
Pumps, Psrqtilisr Engines. Eureka Wind
Mills, etc. Have always on hand n lull line
of Machinery Supplies, Brass Goods, Belt-
ing, Pipe, Well Casing, Well Drills, etc.
Contract to furnish ontlre mill, gin or
water-tank outfits. Get their prices. If
you need anything in machinery line, you
can save money by so doing.
Live agents wanted In every #% .
county in tho state.
PANHANDLE MACHINERY & IMPROVEMENT CO..
fort Worth, Tens
y return mall, a
oil descriptive '
Any lady of ordi-
oan easily and
quickly learn to
cnt and make
aay garment, In .
any style to any 1
measure for lady .
er child. Add ~
MOODY & I
All honors effered to business colla
last year'a fair wore awarded to our
college. Jointly with our Dallas eollei
oeivwl the «ame honors at the lato fsS
additional diploma for penwork. Th
the loading Institutions in the south.
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