The Southern Mercury. (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 52, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 24, 1903 Page: 2 of 8
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TTTr; SOI/THE!?^ METCCTTHY.
Mr. Pcttus of Alabama Spoke
in the Senate
Roundly Criticised (he President
for ti s Action in the Prem-
Bens continued to run the j.rlnttng of-
fice. When thin fact came to the pres-
ident's attention he ijfiioroil hoth Foley
and Ben* and appointed Mr. Ti ft with-
out consulting Mr. liurton.
EXCHANGE OF PRESENTS.
Washington, Pec. !?.—ranama
again under eoiislilcr.il.on in thu Hen-
ate today. ■ oua loss.
Mr. Pettus of Alabama spoke on I lie '
Morgan resolution, which, in biief, hold
that the president had exceeded his
constitutional right In fleclarlns war
against Colombia and usiiiK the navtil
and military forces of the l.'uited States
to restrain thrin from overpowering
His remarks wen !i:rgely in the na-
ture of a constitutional discuss.on. They
received doss attention.
No lormai action \\u taken upon the
resolution. Air. Ijoase ai Massachusetts
and others desiring to discuss it from
a Republican standpoint. It is under-
stood that the administration is tu Lie
warmly defended on the floor of the
senate \\ hen congrers reconvenes.
Mr. yuay, Hepubiiiau of Pennsyl-
vania, made his appearance on the lloor
of the senate today, the tirst lime this
Mr. Goimun of Maryland, the Demo-
cratic lloor leader, oaered a resolution
instructing the postmaster general to
send to the senate the report on the
lrregularlt.es in the pjsloflice depart-
ments made by Fourth Assistant 1'ost-
master General liristuw, and that of
Hon. Mr. Oonrad and Charles J. llona-
fiarte 011 the Tulloch charges. Air. CJor-
itan stated that these reports ha*; al-
ready been sent to a committee of the
tiouf*>. A discussion ended in Mr.
Quay objecting and the resolution go-
In accordance with a resolution of-
fered by Mr. Lodge, Republican of
Massachusetts, the president was re-
quested to send to the senate a list
of the claims in the stale department
of subjects of Great Hritain aHainst
the United rflatea and of subjects of the
t'nited States against Great Britain.
Mr. Morgan, Democrat of Alabama,
called^up his resolution at the conclus-
ion of the routine business. It declares
that a state of war exists between
Colombia and one of her constituent
■I.it-s (Panama); that by his recogni-
tion of Panama's independence anil Ills
dei Id ration that he would maintain it,
the piesident .has made a declaration
of war against Colombia; that such an
act was beyond his powers and that the
president has no power to use the mil-
itary and naval farces of the United
States to prevent Colombia from en-
forcing her sovereignty.
Mr. Pettus, Democrat of Alabama, ad-
dressed the senate uporv the constitu-
tional features'of the Panama situation
an I cited authorities to show that ihe
chief executive liad clearly overstepped
Ills authority and had violated all In-
Al ter finishing the reading of Chan-
cellor Kent's opinion of what consti-
tuted a republic, he deliberately ex-
claimed: "My God, what a comment-
ary upon what has been going on down
on ihe isthmus!"
He declared that there was a moral
obligation 011 the part of the govern-
ment to .safeguard its honor "from all
comers and goeis."
He declared that confidence could not
be thrown to the winds when govern-
mental acts seemed to be those of pig.
sion instead of statesmanship. "The
honor of the nation is worth molt than
Its property," he declared later, and
after quoting an expression frcni the
late President McKlnley, which was
applicable to the Panama situat on, lie
"Vou wouldn't believe Air. McKlnley;
■whom would you balleve?" Ho admit-
ted there were those shrewd enough in
logic to prove almost any position in
defense of the administration. Ho
hoped that the United States would
"never seem so great that it dared dis-
regard that which law and common
honesty Imposes upon us." He believed
Colombia refused to ratify the canal
treaty because It wanted more money.
"That's a habit some governments
hive," he exclaimed. "Once, not long
ago bought some islands from Den-
mark. But we have not paid for them.
Denmark thought she wanted more
money. We did not think of going to
* r against her, though." He thought
It merely a bald pretense to contend
that Colombia had acted In any other
tnanner than it had a right to do. He
ridiculed the idea of sending n grea<
fleet to Colombia, nnd declared that
our militia, without an offlc-r, could
overpower Colombia. "Why, a slmpl
brigade of the regular army would
answer." he said. He asked the ques-
tion. whether or not the Urdted States
.was abusing Colombia like n bully
and answered It In the stnrmltave.
"J fear ws are too large to be Just,"
lie mournfully exclaimed, "and when
,W( are. we will be too large to be re-
The Morgan resolution, upon motion
Of Mr. Lodge, went over without preju-
More Than Two Million Dollars Will |
Go to Scandinavia.
Copenhagen. Dec. 18.—According to
inforimitioii received fron American
bankers more than $1!,000,000 uM be
sent at Christmas from the United
States to Scandinavia. Hall' of this
sum Is destined for the Norwegians;
the rest for the Hwedes and Danes.
The remittances this year are In ex-
cess of a year ago.
On th'9 other hand. Scandinavians on
this side of the Atlantic are sending
considerable sums of money to their
American relatives. In the shape of
g-lfls Ifioo.ooo ha# gone from Sweden
alone. Christmas gifts from Denmark
and Norway havet not been estimated
yet. These kingdoms also consider
the United States indebted to them for
Ihe emigration of 70.000 people during
Panama Actcd Bee use Cc-
Icmbia Refused to Rati*
Senator Obaldi Publicly Dcc'ared
Panama Would Sccede if
Colomb a Reacted
Washington, Dec 1#.—Through copies
the last year, which constitutes a seri--i of cablegrams sent by Minister Heau-
to Scandinavia. pre at Bogota to the state department
the president officially Informed con-
gress this afternoon that a prospective
revolution In Panama was openly dis-
cussed by Panama senators In Bogota,
early In Alay, and that In September
Senator Obaldi, during the considera-
tion of the Hay-Herran isthmian canal
tiealy, by the Colombian congress, pub-
licly declared that If the treaty was re-
jected Panama would declare lta Inde-
The feeling ran high at Bogota dur-
ing the summer, according to the corre-
spondence submitted, and curly in May
a revolt was uot only threatened In
the district of Panama, but in those of
Bolivar and Cauca as well.
The opposition to the ratification of
the treaty appeared to hinge largely. If
not entirely, upon the price that the
United States purposed to pay. Cor-
oinbiana were fighting for an Increase
from $10,000,000 to 115,000,000. a demand
which this government declined to
grant. Tha most important communi-
cation sent to the Colombian govern-
ment, aside from those giving notice
of the recognition of Panama's Inde-
pendence, and this government's In-
tention to prevent trouble on the Isth-
mus, was a note sent Minister Beau-
pre. Instructing him to notify the Col-
ombian government that the rejection
of the canal treaty might compromise
the friendly understanding between the
two countries. Colombia outlines its
policy toward Panama and the United
States in a communication from the
minister of foreign affairs to Minis-
ter Beaupre, under date of Nov.'17,
"The immediate recognition of the
so-called government of Panama by
the United States entering into rela-
tions with It, Is a circumstance ag-
gravated by the fact that such recog-
nition violates the treaty of 1846, which
compels Ihe government of Colombia
to protest, which It does In the most
solemn and emphatic manner, and to
consider that the friendship of this
government with the government of
the United States has reached such a
grave point that It Is not possible to
continue diplomatic relations, unless
the government of the United Slates
states that It Is not Its Intention to
interfere with Colombia In obtaining
submission of the Isthmus, nor to raise
and in Met no government at j $£1^103 HANttA
CO UGH LAN'S TELEGRAM. i V AS NOT PRPTPNT-
WaHhlngton. Dec 16.- 'I ne following ! • rl*L Ll> I - |
If. the text of the di.-patch from Ad- !
mlral Coughlan, the first version of
which was ifurldid, and which was or-
"Co'on, D"c. 18.—Hamburg-American
Steam Packet company's s earner
Chrlitiara, from Cartagena, Dec. 17.
reports that cruiser Cartagena railed 1
to tho north (dat* missing) with 300 i —
men. Cruiser Pin son. ample provls- , ''anna was not present at tho banquet
ions, cattle, rice, waiting for 300 mcr : °f l^e executive committee of the Xa- |
to go to reiidczv
He Sent a Note to Banquet, Say-
ing He v.as SicK.
New York. Dec. 19—Senator M. A.
anna was not present at tho banquet
f:e, waiting for 300 mcr °' l^e executive committee of the Xa-
;vous in Gulf of Darien." ' tlonal Civic Federation tonight, de-
GOT NINETY-NINE YEAR8.
STEPS ARE TAKEN
TO GET CONVENTION
Chicago is Going After National
Chicago, Doc. 19.—Loading Demo-
crats of Chicago, under the leadership
of Thomas Galian, national commlltee-
m.'ui for Illinois, took the Initiatory
step yesterday in the plans to secure
the Democratic national convention for
At a meeting at the Auditorium hotel
in the afternoftn it was decided to send
a delegation to the meeting of the na-
tional committee at Washington, Jan.
12, and urge Chicago's claims.
it was announced that $18,000 had
already l>een secured and that from the
spirit displayed by bankers, mer-
chants and others, there would be lit-
tle or no difficulty In securing any
Cliurles Goodrich aald that it would
require not less than $50,000 to secure
the convention, and expressed himself
confident that any amount desired
would be quickly raised. He said lhat
the Democrat national committee had
never adod greedy in Buch matters,
and lhat in 1892 and 1R9€ only the
bare convention expenses were asked.
He was empowered to select the com-
mittee to go to the capital and prom-
ised that It would be made up of rep-
resentative Democrats, whose word to
the committee would be a sulllcient
guarantee that Chicago would keep
faith with the committee.
A Negro Held Up a Farmar and Re-
ceived Only $3.
San Antonio, Tex.. Deo. 19.—Abe
Simmons, a negro, was sentenced to
ninety-nine years In the penitentiary
this afternoon, by Judge Clark, of the
Thirty-seventh district court, for rob-
bery by assault In the use nf fire arms.
He held up a farmer named Ackerman
with a pistol and got only $3. He will
The case of John Tonderay, for
murder. Is set for Monday. A special
venire Is ordered.
Six men Indicted by the grand Jury
for violation or the anti-trust law gave
bonds of $500 each.
DIETRICH AT OMAHA.
He Pleaded Not Guilty to Trafficking
Omaha, "Neb., Dec. 19.—United
States Senator Dietrich appeared he-
fore Jul1k Munger In th* federal court
to-day and pleaded not guilty to the
three charges of Individual trafficking
He was not called on to plead In the
case In which he was indicted Jointly
with Postmaster Fisher of Hastings.
Senator Dietrich and the government
agrifed lhat the result of the case
would depend upon the result of the
charges in the Joint Indictment against
Fisher and Dietrich.
January 14 was agreed upon as the
day for trial. Nothing was said about
bondn for Senator Dietrich's appear-
ance, and none was given.
She Is Believed to Have Suffered Lit-
London. Dec. 19.—The Bed Star
liner Finland. Capt. N. Albrecht, is
ashore at Nleu Wensluls. near Flush-
ing. Holland, and wrecking tugs have
been sent to her assistance. She
sailed from Antwerp at noon to-day
for New York, in very thick weather.
She was running very slowly at tha
time she grounded and Is believed to
be uninjured. News of her predica-
ment was sent out by the wireless tel-
egraph system and the tugs were en
lxiute within an hour after she ground-
ed. Hho has f>50 steerage passengers
and about 150 second cabin and saloon
passengers on board.
the reb^s. I hope you will submit these
points.S your government Immediate-
ly for tha army is already marching on
Under date of Nov. Jfl. Mr. Beaupre
cabled the state department:
"The minister of foreign affairs re-
quests me to forward the following:
'As the government of the United
States does not definitely state that It
will oppose the landing of Colombian
troops, but will secure a hearing for
General Reyes, it may ba supposed its
purpose In to bring peace to Colombia
and Panama, to the end that the lat-
ter shall renounce its Independence and
thus avoid armed action, which is oth-
erwise Inevitable If this is the Inten-
tion of Ihe United^ Statas, Colombia
will accept, provided the territorial
rights of Colombia on the isthmus are
not prejudiced. It Is an lmidmlssable
theory that the United States should
permit tha dlsembermeo^ of Colom-
bia merely to prevent the temporary
disturbance of transit. The most effi-
cient means that the United States
could employ to prevent interruption
of transit on the isthmus would be to
notify the rebels to abstain from ob-
structing the Colombian government in
re-establishing constitutional rule.' "
MRS. DOWIE AND SON.
They Left for Marseilles En Route to
Cannes, Dec. 19.—Mrs, Dowle and
her son left for Rlurssllles this morn-
ing. Tliuy said they were about to
sail for Australia. The Zion party was
forced to use the rear exit of the hotel
to avoid the crowd of reporters and
photographers that lay In wait for it.
Mrs. Dowle threw a cloak over her
bend, (iladstone Dowle. to avoid an
Interviewer, rushed back to the hotel
and took refuge in tiie elevator. The
hotel keeper heaved a sigh of relief as
be saw the victoria coiitalninif the
"prophet's" family disappear In the di-
rei tlon of the railway station.
"After all," he said, "they paid like
Washington, Dec. 19.—Tt Is under-
stood tonight that the policy of the gov-
ernment towards Colombia in the mat-
ter of sending troops Into Panama has
been slightly modified.
It lias been deemed advisable to re-
strict measures to be taken to tho pro-
tection of the Panama railroad and the
district of Panama.
IN EOARD OF TRADE
Chicago Selects Younger and
More Progressive Men.
Chicago, Dec. 19.—A complete revo-
lution in the officers of the board of
trade, which presages a more pro-
gressiva management for the coming
year, is indicated by the nominations
made by the "regtjar" caucus just aft-
er the close of trading today.
Alderman W. S. Jackson of the Third
ward was nominated for president al-
most unanimously. Col. Geo. S. Mc-
Reynolds was named for first vice pres-
ident, and Walter Fitch for second vice
It took the caucus Juat five minutes
to decide that the old officers should
be displaced and pick the men to suc-
ceed them. The nomination practically
secures the election of the men se-
it was voted to permit Messrs. Jack-
Bon, McKeynolds and Fitch to select
the three new directors to go on the
ticket with them. Prior to the caucus
tt was expected th^t President B. G.
Chandler would be renominated and
that his friends would name the re-
mainder, of the ticket to suit him.
For some time there has been dis-
satisfaction among the younger and
more progressive members of the board
of trade because of what were termed
the ultra conservative methods of the
The new nominees are known as ac-
tive, progressive men, in favor of lib-
eral and up to date methods. It Is
thought that if they are successful in
their campaign, and little doubt that
they will be la expressed;- there will
be a considerable change in the con-
duct of the affairs of the great trading
A BRIDGE OPENED
WITH BIG CEREMONY
A Gorgeous Display of Fireworks
and Electric Lights.
While naval vessel* will, ns hereto- _ _
fore, scout Colombian waters, It Is un- ! illumination of the entire length of the
New York, Dec. 19.—Tho day's cele-
bration marking the opening of the
new Kast river bridge front Lower
Manhattan Island to Williamsburg,
borough of Brooklyn, tame to an end
to-night with a brilliant parade and a
gorgeous display of fireworks from
the bridge itaelf. Both were fully up
to expectations and were witnessed by
hundreds of thousands of people, who
occupied every available roof of high
buildings, lined the river front on both
sides and took passage on such ferry
boats as plied the river. All told,
there were nearly 2000 policemen en-
gaged In the two boroughs to prevent
accidents. ^ Shortly after 7 o'clock
about one hundred river craft of all
kinds, brilliantly Illuminated and with
flags and bunting everywhere, sailing
under the auspices of the Merchant
Marine association, passed under the
bridge, coming down stream. Tho
bridge was outlined / 20,000 electric
lights. In the center of tho span was
itn electric Hag with thirteen stars
and strlpas. The opening was the
POLICY 8H0PS FIGHTING.
ilee, he announcing that he desired to
Iscuss It later.
The senate then, at 1:40 p. m., took
p the order of business behind closed
loors. and adjourned r.t 2:16 p. m.
A NEW POSTMASTER
FOR PARSONS, KAN.
' * ——
Tale of Subterfuge and Deception
Ceptton by w
fceld public o
' 'Washington, Deo. 19.—President
(teosevelt today appointed B. L. Taft
to be postmaster at Parsons, Kan., and
tale of subterfuge and de-
whlch a man acquired and
i office. Senator Burton rec-
nmntended Peter Foley, a' newspaper
Publisher, for the postmastership at
Parsons. So many charges were filed
so many remonstrances were made
Ills selection that the president
requested Mr. Barton to make
Iter selection. Mr. Bens, formerly
•man In Foley's printing office, was
aptly endorsed and appointed,
subseqaently developed that Mr.
~ Immediately took charge of the
" "It white Mr.
They are Making Strong Play to Re-
tain Their Graft.
Chicago, Dec. 19.—Policy companies
of Chicago are fighting In the last ditch
to retain the (5.000,000 u year or more
they have annually drained from play-
ers of their "cinch" games.
There were numerous Indications
to-day that the seven gambling con-
cerns, with 1200 "shops" were about to
sbundon the field under the fire of the
"My Information Is that the policy
companies are about to quit." said
Secretary Slngloton of the Cltlxens'
As the result of repented raids the
Hyde Park "levee" has been entirely
Sheetwrlters at two Lake avenue
shops and at a third place on Forty-
Fifth street, neeir Cottage Orove, were
taken before Justice Qulnn, who im-
posed fines of $60 each.
EVIDENCES OP MURDER.
doistood that there will be no landing
of marines on Colombian soli or In-
terferon! e with the'troops of that gov-
ernment while they are within their
It Is unofficially reported that the
orders issued to guard each side of the
Isthmus have be«n changed to provide
largely as a guard for property. It
is purposed to aend about 100 marines
to San Miguel bay to act as an out-
post. While this is In no wise mean-
ing that the government Is retreating
from Us position to prevent the land-
ing on Panama soli of Colombian sol-
diers. It la believed that the confine-
ment of operations by this countrty to
the territory of the two republics will
meet more general approbation.
A battalion of merlnea Is being as-
sembled at League Island for the pur-
pose of being sent to the Isthtmus on
the cruiser Dixie about Dec. 26.
Frequent conferences were held today
and cablegrams received from Rear Ad-
miral Coghlan snd others were care'
fully considered and such action as
they demanded taken.
bridge In changing colors, the sparks
pouring down in a sheet from bridge
The electric display was started by
the simultaneous turning of two
switches, one from the Manhattan sido
by Miss I'hlla May, an actress of this
city, and the other from the Brooklyn
side by Miss Bertha Barel, an actress
from San Francisco.
fcplte the fact that it had been an
nounced that he would speak.
Instead, the following telegram was
"I nm taken suddenly ill with a se-
vere chill. My doctor will not permit
me to leave my room. 1 regret Very
inuch my Inability to attend."
"MARCUS A IiANNA."
All Inquiries at the Ho'el Waldorf,
where the senator 13 stopping, resulted
In the information being given out
that the senator had retired at his us-
ual hour, 9:30 p. m. So far as the
hotel authorities know, no physician
had been called, and if the senator is
Indisposed, It is probably oniy tem-
porarily so. The hotel officials de-
clined to send any message to his room
containing inquiries relative to tils con-
A FATAL RUNAWAY
IN NEW YORK CITY
One Woman Killed and Two Per-
sons Badly Hurt.
New York, Dec. 19—One woman
killed, one woman and a man badly
hurt, while' at least ten other persons
were slightly injured as the result of
a runaway accident on Broadway late
Miss Sarah A. Thomas, of Indiana.
Miss Helen Tompkins, Newark. N. J.
Victor Chrlstenzo, residence un-
Both of the seriously Injured were
taken to the New York Hospital, where
it was said their Injuries were not nec-
Broadway, between Thirty-second
and Thirty-fifth streets, was crowded
with shoppers at the time the accident
occurred. The horse, which was owned
by a delivery concern, was feeding
from a nose-bag on Sixty-sixth street.
He took fright at a passing automo-
bile and dashed towards the sidewalk
running into a plate glnss window, cut-
ting himself severely. With blood
streaming down his legs, he then dashed
madly down the street. The cry of
alarm came too late to save Miss
Thomas, who was directly in the path
of the animal. She fell beneath his
feet, the animal's hoofs crushing her
head, while the wheels of the heavy
delivery wagon passed over her body.
She was dying when picked up and
•half an hour later expired in the hos-
pital Her Identity was learned from
Dr. Booth, at whose house she was vis-
Sacramento, Cal., Dec. 19.—Tom
Pendergast, who was knocked out last
night by Kid Williams in their bout be-
fore the Averna club, dted to-day as
the result of the beating he received
at the hands of Wlllfams. Williams
has been arrested. Warrants for the
arreet of th>t' managers of the club
have been issued.
I fiade marms
Anyone sending a sketch snd description may
ntclcly ascertain our opinion free whether an
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Investigation of Death ef Mrs. C. W.
Graves Being Made.
Des Moines. Iowa, Dec. 19.—Mrs.
Charles W. Graves, whose charred re-
mains were found by her husband In
their East Des Moines home yesterday,
Is believed to have been murdered and
her body burned to oonceal the crime.
An autopsy revealed evidences of
strangulation and also kerosene
sprinkled on her body. A pending di-
vorce suit In which Mrs. Graves ac-
cused her husbaad of threatening her
life, has developed. Detectives have a
OITTWITTKD BY MORGAN.
Washington, Dec. 19.—Senator Mor-
gan of Alabama outwitted the ltepub
llcan senators nnd the administration
today by holding up the nomination of
W. A. Bnchnnan of New York, recent-
ly selected as United States minister
to Panama. Mr. Buchanan was con-
firmed by the senate Thursday sfter-
noon. Under the rules of that body
any senator Is permitted1 to nsk for «
reconsideration. If the motion is made
within two days after the confirmation.
Mr. Morgan made such a motion this
nfternoon, to the rooster notion of the
few Republicans who were preseilt.
They could not \ ote him down, and he
carried his point.
Tt Is understood that Mr. Morgan will
flxht the confirmation of the new min-
ister on the ground that the president
has no authority to send an envoy to
represent a government which has not
been established according to the rules
laid down in International law.
Mr. Morgan's contention Is that the
republic of Panama has no constitution
no legislature and ns qualified prlvl
Ate Poisoned Mines Meat.
Chemnile, Saxony, Dec. 9.—As a re-
sult of partaking too freely of minced
beef, which had been jiolsoned with
arsenic by sums person unknown, fif-
ty persons are In a serious condition.
An investigation is In progress.
NEW TRIAI -EFUSED.
In Cass ef Rufus N.uitm, Sentenced to
Fort Worth, Tex., Dec. 19 — Judge
Irby Dunklin. In the Forty-eighth Ju-
dicial district court this nfternoon.
heard a motion for a new trial In tho
Rufus Martin murd«f case, but over-
ruled It. Notice of appeal was glveu
by the defendant's attorneys. Martin
is a neRro and Is under sentence of
doath for waylaying and killing a
white man named Ohnrles Swackhnm-
mer, near this city two months ago.
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Wrrto e Otnerm I Ranking But inn t.
Mam a P«r«ra« ate.. Dallas Teate
A Nice Present
For Your Wife or Daughter
Th MERCURY SEWING MACHINE, made especially
for us by one of the oldest, largest and most reliable
Sewing Machine Manufacturers in the United States.
We give an absolute guarantee for tea years oontinuous
Only $18.50 With Mercur/
We have SOLD MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND of
thesle machines in Texas alone and have not hud one
singe complaint. They may be found in almost every
neighborhood in the state. We furnish either Gothic
TIIE NEW MERCURY
la a strictly high grade
tnachiue, liuely built, light
miming, easily managed
durable and handsomely
finished. It is equal in every
particular to tho machines
sold through agents at from
>35.00 to $50.00. We do not
offer these machines in con-
nection with the cheap and
roughly built machines
wiitcti are being advertised
at almost any price the pur-
chaser is willing to pay. Bu
we offer those who desire a
really high grade maclitno
an opportunity to get one for
LESS THAN HALF
what such a machine would
cost if bought from au agen
The Feed is tha simplest on
the market. The double feed
surface extends on both sides
of the needle aud insures uni-
Tho Stand is built ta last and
made of the best material. Case-
hardened ball bearings, so that
all lost motion is readily taken
up. Large and heavy balance
wheel,insuring light and steady
ruuniug. The iron nicely fin-
ished in black enamel and
▼ided with nickle casters.
The Woodwork is made of care-
fully selected and well season-
ed oak, with oil-rubbed finish,
which remains bright aud new
for an indefinite period.
Accessories—Each machine is
sent out equipped with the fol~
lowing extras: One gauge with
screw, one shuttle, one quilter,
one hammer and feller, one
screw driver, one oil can, six
boblns, one screw driver for
shuttle, and dozen needles, one
instruction book prvfusely il-
Attachments.—This machine is
accompanied with a complete
set of the latest nickel steel
foot attachments in plush lined
metal box. This set includes
oneruffler, one tucker, one set
hammers, five widths, one
braider foot and slide,one shir-
ring plate and one thread
This machine is made of the
very best material. The finfest
steel is used for all parts except
those where experience has
shown that some,other mate-
rial will give better results.
The Head allows a space of
7%x5% inches—ample for all
kinds of family sewing.
Th« Shuttle is a hardened
stoel cylinder open at both ends
and Is entirely Keif threading.
The bobbin is longand holds a
k rge quantity of thread and
can be wound without running
the sewing parts of the ma-
Ths Automatic Bobbin Winder
Is a wonder of simplicity and
The Stitch Regulator is on the
side arm, and has a scale show-
ing the number of stitches to
TM_iper Tension is simple and
easily regulated. Has quick
tension release for use in reliev-
ing goods. The machine is eu-
trrely self-threading. No holes
to thread except the eye of the
Tbe Pressor Foot is used in an
attachment holder, and the
foot-piece is taken o(T when at-
tachments are used. All at-
tachments have a foot piece to |
eorrespond, so thty can be
roadily placed in the holder.
TFN YFAR fillARANTFE A written guarantee for tea years *
1LM ItAK Wmwitt. from date of sale is sent with eaeb
maohine! The manufacturers will repair or replace free any 0
part or creakage arising frflm defective material or faulty work- 0
mans hip! 0
The pric« of the New Mercury Machine,
either with Drop Head or Box CfQ — ^
Cover Is ^10.50
Freight paid to any R; K, Station for $1.00
Satisfaction fioarant&cd. bVtis"a^tory"'you7Lc L
report within 30 dnys and the manufacturers will either MAKE
the machine satisfactory or take It back and refund the aonej,
paying freight charges both ways
TERMS—-Cash with order. No deviation. The low price of tbU
machine is due to tbe fact that by selling for oash aud alwaya
having a stock on band we save tfie expense of delays
and keeping accouute.
SHIPMENTS.—All aeebtaee are earefelly erated aad shipped by
rel«ht antes* stbsrwlss lestrnetsd.
Addreee all orders to
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Park, Milton. The Southern Mercury. (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 52, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 24, 1903, newspaper, December 24, 1903; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth186027/m1/2/: accessed May 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; .