The Southern Mercury, Texas Farmers' Alliance Advocate. (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 34, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 22, 1889 Page: 1 of 8
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'ORGANIZE, EDUCATE AND CO-OPERATE'
[iOFFICIAL JOURNAL 'OF THE FARMERS STA TE ALLIANCE OF TEXAS."]
" LIBERTY, JUSTICE AND EQUALITY'
VOL. YII1. NO. 34.
DALLAS, TEXAS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 22,1889.
U/ill p. U/atKii? /T\usi<; <?o.,
737 MAIN STREET, TEXAS.
FIS@HEI PÍAN® S.
So,000 Fischer Pianos in use. Oldest make in America,
Full line of Pianos and Organs at lowest prices, for cash or on time.
I' nil line of Pianos and Organs at lowest prices, tor cash or on time.
T o the Representatives of the
parmer^ Alliance of Yexa$:
We bid you'welcome to the Queen City
of Texas, and sincerely trust that the results
of your conclave may be of much substan-
tial benefit to the important interests you
We also cordially invite you to make our
establishment your abiding place during
your sojourn in our midst, and in the event
that you may desire to make any purchases
in our line, shall be pleased to serve you.
H. S. MITTENTHAL & CO.,
Dry Goods, Fancy Goods, Notions, Shoes, Clothing,
Hats, Furnishing Goods, Etc-
«■Opposite Fiippen, Adoue & Lobit'sBank. 617 Elm St. and* Pacific Ave.,
PAkkAS, : ~EXAS.
NOT TRUE AS TO HOUSTON.
The Post 1 reliably Informed that a re-
port Is being ecut out over the state to the
effect that extra charges, to the extent of
91.25, will be placed on cotton bales cov-
ered with cotton bagging. The Post «can-
not speak lor other Texas market!, but bo
far as Houston it concerned, the report is
wholly untrue. The cotton men of Hous-
ton will not discriminate against cotton
bagging. They stand ready to buy and
handle all cotton on an equality. This
much is said authoritatively. All they ask
is that the bales be wrapped in merchanta-
ble covering—that is, covering which the
railway and steamship lines will accept
and handle ; and, in view of the fast that
the New Orleans, New York, and Liver-
pool exchanges have agreed not to dis-
criminate against cotton nagging, it is the
opinion here that the transportation Unes
will offer no objection to the latter cover-
ing.— Houston (Tex.) Post.
Protective 2nd Detective Association,
Established in 1881. Head office,
Dallas, Texas. Branch offices—Atoka,
I. T.; Fort Smith, Ark.; W.chita, Kan.,
and Denver, Col. Agents wanted in
every section of Texas, as well as oth-
er states. For terms, apply to P. & D.
Association, Dallas, Texas.
Don't neglect to send us the descrip
tion of any stock you have lost ifi the
last 12 or 18 months, as we are finding
numbers of them that liad been given
up, and it will not cost you anything
if we don't find them.
t CENTSAL UNIVERSITY
^Sessions, January to Juns
/¿^JHoutlontbia pap '
, « COLLEGE OF •
I Cataloguen, uclilreaí
, Chtirtact St, toniiTilla,
You cau always save money by trading
with Geo. E. Hilt & Co., the popular shoe
Stop at tbo Capitol Hotel, 8U0 Main St.,
Dallas, Texas. The best $1 and 91.29
house In the sou th. Orr & Mcllroy prop'rs
The beds and bedrooms cannot be sur-
passed. llooms 25, BO and 75 cents.
Southern Germicide Manufacturing Co.,
Sirs :—Your Germicide lias done all that
you claim for it in my case, which Is kid-
ney and female troubles. I have used one
)ug, and feel fifty per cent better, and
recommend it to all thus afflicted.
Mrs. Lou Black.
If you want to keep your accounts
Straight and avoid complications, you
•hould have the following books :
Aldridge's Gin Ledger, Seed Cotton
Book, Cotton Seed Book, published and
for sale by A. D. Aldkidge & Co.
Sample sheets will be mailed to any ad-
dress on application.
Southern Germicide Manufacturing Co.,
Dallas, Texas :
This Is to certify that your medicine is
all that it claims In my case, which was
sick headache and general debility, t was
down in bed for a week at a time for years.
1 can say to the public that I have not bad
a single symptom since I began to take
Southern Germicide; it has worked like
magic in this town by aU who have used iu
To «truly, Mb*. Duke,
Witness : Jar. Dill.
Mt. Pleasant. Texaa.
It will pay the farmers who attend the
Farmers State Alliance to purchase their
boots and shoes at Geo. K. Hilt & Co., 84S
Elm street, who sell the best go ods for the
Southern Germicide Manufacturing Co.,
Sirs 1 was afflicted withe rheumatism
in my wrist so I was helpless, and in a
week's use of that medicine 1 was well,
and have been doing my bouse work and
drying fruit. I think I am well, and can
recommend it to aU. 1 am taking it yet for
general health. Yours truly,
of a hi
I desire an opportunity of presenting
the livk-to-win and invkstment feat-
ures of old-liue banking lile insurance to
you at an early day. You pay lire premi-
ums—the risk don't have to bnrn and you
never get a premium back ; why, is it not
much better to pay life insurance premi-
ums when by surviving a term of years
you get back in a lump with five percent
compound iuterest additions all the pre-
miums you have paid? We blend invest-
ment with protection. Life insurance of
to-day offers you an estate on the install-
ment plan, and if doath occurs when but
one payment is made, the remaining pay-
ments are cancolod at once. A lew hun-
dred dollars a year keeps created an estate
ot as many thousand, affording all an op-
portunity of hedging against the effects
ol oeath to their loved dependent ones.
Write me where and when 1 cau see you,
or call on me at 739 Main streeX, Dallas,
Texas. Frank Wheat,
We would recommend to all public gin-
ners the Aldricck Gin Ledger. It
keeps a separate and distinct record of
every load of cotton brought to the gin ; it
will save you time, money, and annoyance,
It is perfectly simple and customers can
see at a glance exactly how be stands with
the gfnoer. The book is made in two
frizes, as follows :
No. 1 Gin Ledger, 125 pages, - • ft!. 00.
No. 2 Gin Ledger, 250 pages, - • Ü.0U.
Forwarded to any address upon receipt of
the amount. A. D. Aldridí; u & Co.
Publishers, Dallas. TexaB. Sample sheets
furnished on application.
Gao. E. Hilt 4 Co., 848 Elm street, are
sailing boou sad shoes cheaper than ny
The McCulloch county bank has opened
for business at Brady.
Some 75 bales ol cotton are hauled to
Cuero and ginning commenced.
All the labor organizations at Houston
will celebrate Septembers.
There Is a water famine in El Paso, the
Rio Grande is very low.
Aransas and Hasktll counties show re-
spectively 940.1,205 and 941,UO0 Increase In
Senator J. P. Jones and D. O. Mills, of
New York, own gold mines in Alaska
which are said to yield a net profit of 91,*
800 a day.
Secretary Carnot received In Paris depu*
tatlons of juogllah and American students
studying in paria, who went to p&jr their
This body shall be composed of the
officers of the body and two representa*
tives from each State organization, and
one additional representative for each
twenty thousand members and a majority
lraction thereof, to be elected or appointed
by each State organization under the juris-
diction or this body, whoso term of office
shall expire with the session for which
they were elected.
All honor to the Houston Post; the fore,
going review of the questions at issuo be
tween the people and the jute combine is
a substantial endorsement of The Mer-
cury's position as advocnted from an Al-
llanco standpoint. The Post has earned
the gratitude of the farmers who aro strug-
gling to deieat the unholy and unjust ex-
actions of the powerful oomblnation which
is so earnestly aided and abetted by the
Galveston News and its Dallas end. The
larmers will win, and it is a pleasure for
The Meroury to compliment such dai-
ly payers as the Houston Post.—soutii
The Post has done nothing but what it
conceived to be a plain duty under the cir-
cumstances. It believed the southern
farmers, already too poorly paid, were be.
Ing treated unjustly by a huge combine
and believing thus. The Post hu done
what it could to aid the agricultural m:is
ses in Uieir light against oppression. But
The Post appreciates the abovo words of
good will from the official newspaper of
the Tesas farmers.—Houston Post.
To the Eelegatea to the State Alliance.
We would be pleased to have the dele-
gates to the Stale Alliance visit our factory
in a body, and inspect our new improved
gins and gin machinery. If it Is not con
venlent for you to visit us in a body, theu
wo would be pleased to welcome as many
members as can find time to call at our tac-
tory, corner of Elm street and Trunk
railroad. Munger Improved Gin Manu-
facturing Co. K S. Munokr,
The Southern Mercury, Dallas, Tex
as, has a spanking new head. Same old
brains, however, lurnlsbes its thunder.—
The character of a business bouse Is
known by the kind of goods It keeps, this
what has given reputation to the shoe
store df Geo. K. Illlt & Co.. 848 Kim street,
The Dallas lteal Kstate and Building
Co., of Dallas, are offering some great In
ducements to those who wish to Invest In
Dallas property. See their card in this is
suo of The Mercury.
We insert In this issue of The Mkr
cur y the card of the Secur'ty Mortgage
Trust Co., Dallas, Texas. This Is a home
company In the hands of home men, and
subject to tbe laws of Texas.
To the delegates attending the State All!
You are cordially invited to visit our
store, 72!) Kim street, ami examine our
slock of saddles and harness, as well as
our prlees before you return to your re-
spective homes. We will give you a hearty
welcome whether you want to mako a pur-
chase or not. Respectfully.
TRICK & BAIRD,
72! Elm street.
lira. Emma Rathbone suicldsi at
so by qiuXp^
WHOLE NO. 882.
LIFE INSURANCE FOR FARMERS.
We b< leve that there Is no class of men
who net 1 life Insurance more than farmers.
As a rul , tliey are lar lrom being a wealthy
class ; ai d yet they are a class of men who
have a steady income. Statistics show
that a vary large portion of the men who
are enga jed in trade fall at some one time
during t leir lives. It Is even stated that
the number who fall form over ninety out
ndred. While the income ol' a
farmer 11 one of tolerable certainty and
regulan y, his outgoes are the same. Few
of them aver become rich, or even gel
ahead tc any extent from year to year.
The mo *ey that they would i-ay out
for lifb insurance is just so much
saved. It amounts to a certain sum that
comes iti one lump, and that when It is
most needed. In many cases this is of ut-
most Importance. The young larmer al-
most always starts out In debt, and it
torn the bu-lness of nearly his whole life
to work off the debt. 11' death comes in
the meaulime aud there is no Insurance,
thon the chauces are that the farm Is lost,
or that tibe lamlly have to reBort to the
greaiostjpriviktion to save It. The death of
tbo head of the family takea away a large
portion ! of the producing power. The
family is oftentimes without a male mem-
ber, or frith no one old ouough to lake
charge <ff the management of the farm,
nelp must be aired, and It must bo ex-
pensive help, for It must be help accom-
panied by bra ns. Expenses of all kinds
fall thlcfc and lust. Generally It requires
tbe borrowing of money, and the family is
fairly launched on un existence of debt aud
trouble. I If only a small life policy had
been taken, at an outlay that would never
have been felt, then the circumstances
would have been entlroly different, and
the family left to a lite free lrom debt.
We say, then/that a larmer should have
an insurance on his life that will more
than cover any possible indebtedness,
whether caused by mortgage or otherwise.
Every man belonging to this class shoula
faithfully consider what hts lamlly Would
do wnúout htm. He nboultf picture 10
himself the axaot circumstances lu which
they would be placod ; he should then ob-
tain enough life Insurance to cover all
their possible wants, lie has not done his
duty until he has done this. Ho has no
right to contract a single debt until he has
made provision for it to be cared for In
case of bis death. Life insurance offers
him the chance to do this, and tbore is no
We waut to call attention to the er
tremely small outlay necessary to' accom-
plish this. At the ago of tblrtyjllve, the
premium on a three thousand dollar life
rate endowment policy, in the UNION
CENTRA.Li is $79.14 per annum, or $41.10
seml-unuually. This amount Is the stme
each year, and cau tberelore be provided
for in time. In twenty-live yenrs (or at
the death at any time previous) nccordlng
to the company's past experience, tho re
suit would be, three thousand do liars, pay*
able to the insured, while lvlng, although
total saved, or cost, in the twenty-five
years amounts to 91978, for which $3000 is
returned In addition to the Insurance for
twenty-five years. It ml^hl como sooner,
but comc it woulJ soma time. It Is not a
very great task to underta kc. It Is a small
amount 10 provide and lay aside each year.
It Is an amount that could be suvod In a
great many directions. If calculated for,
It never would be felt. It would simply
he saved, where, In most instances, It,
would bo expended for some purpose that
would do no permanent good. But, small
as Is the amount from year to year, It Is
very great In its results. When It becomes
a claim, K It is during the first year, or any
one ol the twenty-live, or whenever It Is, It
Is three thousand dollars; and that Is a
large amount for a tumily that has no
longer a head to provide lor them.
It can he accomplished In a great many
ways. Two acres of wheat more each year,
or a few pounds of butter extra, or one
more animal raised for sale—some one lit-
tle thing—and tbe provision for tbo future
Is easily accomplished. Every man who
has only a small farm, even, can find a
hundred ways of accomplishing this. No
one can deny the necessity, and every one
can find the means. Tbo amount ol tbe
Insurance should not ho too small. Many
a man has nlterward rogreted that he did
notroakihls Insurance greater at first-
It should be undettakkn with carerul
thought. What will l>e the wants ol my
family, If 1 should die? What amount will
leave the in free from care and want? An-
swer the question carefully to yoursell,
and thet) provide the amount in a Ule in-
surance policy. I/ia not to be counted
as an exi'enbk. It Is merely laying vv
money to be paid back In a certain sum
at a time when It will be, of all times, most
In conclusion, we ask you this question :
Wonld you obligate yourself to your
neighbor to pay bis family three thousand
dollars In case of bis death, In considera-
tion of bis payment ta you annually of $70*
141 or course not. Yet, by negleetlng to
Insure your Ufa, you do worse than this.
For the 179-14, which you pay to yourielf,
you risk against your own family the three
thousand dollars which would be thalra to
a certainty, if tba few dollars named bad
beau paid lor an Insurance polley I
fiaad oar special clubbing 0in as pifa7
on all óur Spring and Summer Clothing is
still 011, and should be taken advantage of
by all the visiting members of the Farmers
Alliance. We have also received samples
of nearly all v our Fall styles of Clothing,
Furnishing Goods and Hats. Any one de-
siring to make their selections for future
delivery can do so now, as we will show
them the largest stock in the State.
E. M. KAHN <St CO,
The Leading One Price Clothiers,
Cer. Elm and Lamar Sts. : : : DALLAS, TEXAS.
©EKIERAIi REI3UJC5ÍFI0KI 0
BOOTS & SHOES.
It will pay buyers of Boots and Shoes to look through our large stock of
footwear—carrying the largest stock and only good and reliable goods, guar-
anteed as represented, at the old reliable Shoe Store of
606 Elm St., Dallas, Texas.]
;; We Control and Build 11
..Hunos on the Install-.,
•1 niont Plnn In nil of tbe * •
¡J following additions:
• JK"sUBJTa;; Real Estate & Building Co.
, M. Kalm's, Cotton Mill, X. ™ '¡ -
• • Blake Mutual, Huneta- j-
" I ble's Collogo Hill, Cook- j
< > rell Fair Land, Cook roll <
•' High Land, Uak CHIT,;
West Dallas Additions.
IV. H UNSTABLE, Manager,
** ' ■ >V 4
839 MAinr ST., DALLAS, TEXAS.
Want and Exchange Column.
In tills column wo will Insert froo of chargo
tonny Alllanro member, olio timo, any notice
relating to wants or ozvliango. Notlcus must
notoxccod live lines.
Wantkd—A stock of cattlo or sheop on
shares. Reference on application.
Field's Store, Waller,Oo., Texas.
Wantki —To sell, or oxehsnge for stook,
a fmall farm aud pasture, in Coleman Co.,
Texas, (loot! house, barn, orchard, etc.,
ind 100 acres lu cultivation. Terms rea-
sonable. Call on or address,
Novice, Coleman Co., Texas.
Wantki —A farm band, per month; in-
dustrious and good moral character.
J. B. <¿AY,
Coin in I'us. Texas.
When you visit Dallas don't fall to visit
Geo*. K. Illlt & Co.. Mb Klin street, the
favorite shoo store, and examine their
stock and prices.
Geo. K. Illlt A Co , tho rollabie shoe men,
are having a large trade notwltbntandlng
tbe dull season is on, because they know
Just what tho people want, snd keep it In
To Member j of the State Alllanco.
You are ies;>ecifuly Invited to visit our
storo, MM Kim street, while In tbe city, and
Inspcct our largo stock ol boots and shoes,
and compare our prices with other bouses.
Oko. K h11.t& Co.
Southern Ourunciue M muiuciurlng Co.,
Ñu. 721 Kiin stieoi, Dallas, Texas:
Siks I was in bed under medical treat*
moot of the best In the county, they kept
me alive, but did no good as a cure—grad-
ually got worse, and saw Mr. Black, your
agent, snd he pursuaded me to trr a Jug,
and in thirty days 1 was well, to the aston-
ishment ol all my nelgnbors. I can recom-
mend It to all tbe afflicted In land, for 1 am
well. II you want wltnessei to this, I can
give them any time you want them. 1 will
bo (|ual!fled to this statement that tho
Southern Germicide did cúrame. Yours
truly, Mrs Wiiitington.
Kipley, Titus Co. Tex
This my address; will be pleased to write
to any one wbo will correspond with me.
Msjor K Brook, an old resident and
stock grower, of Helena, Montana, left bis
home with bob* stock aad has lot been
heard af alie*.
OAHK/NC, BU.- .- ,,
of rue sevtN ¿cao/a/q Business CoiLscti
of rue SrtTe.Fwe Cataiooujc S-Spic/-,
MENl or P[NUMiSH!PFflBe.F.P.P*SUITTPMV
Business Collccc . ¿n ftacsr. BetrANCh
cue Apes t. SruoeNTS rfíAoe. ano do a'
Banking BUS'N/íSS with rueSTUOfNTS,
to the visiting delegates to the
Alliance a cordial invitation to
visit our office, and examine our list of at-
To those who want to invest small amounts
of money in Dallas City Property, we can offer
Call on or wri,te to us. We have some lots
to sell for $10 cash, bal. $10 per month.
DALLAS REAL ESTATE & BUILDING CO.,
839 Main St., Dallas, Texas.
FOR ALL PURPOSES.
Bond 30 ots. for mailing
ontnlnguuftttlUi full par-
F.C.Austin Mfg. Co
Carponlot SI. and Carroll Ave., Chicago, III.
Mortgage fTruat Co.
Cor. Main and Poydras Sts.,
Capital Paid in, $400,000.
J. T. Trczovunt, Uryan T. Harry,
I'rosdent. Gon'l Manager.
J, T. Ijft irán, W. W. Ho Ivors,
1st Vi"«i I'rosldont, 8 o etary.
J. C.O Connor, E. m. Itcardon,
üil V ico President. Treasurer.
Henry K. For, Iiaake, Shepard A Millet
Urd Vloo President. I). K. Greer, Attys
J. T I)a ritan, T. i,. Msrsslls,
.1. T. T'ozovmit, C it, Whiting,
8 P Cooliran, nenrv K. Fox.
J V, U to inor, Bryan r, Barry.
W. «V. Luake, Alfred Davis,
Money Loaned on Real Estate
soourlty ol' all kinds in all parts of Texas.
Our present Capital—now fiOI.OCO, every
dollar of which hns been paid in oash—nnd
our connoctlons In this country and abroad,'
put us In good position to meet the present
falling rates of Interest on all desirable bus-
iness in any part of Texas.
Vendor's Lien Notea purchased and extend-
od P.rst-class Bonds, County, Municipal and
Corporation, purchased at tbe highest market
Correspondence solicitad from all souroes.
If you puachsse your abaaa and boota at
Uao. E. Bllt * Co s., you will alwaya gat
attfalajp.it aa It/' —
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