The Southern Mercury, Texas Farmers' Alliance Advocate. (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 9, No. 1, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 2, 1890 Page: 1 of 8
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
"ORGANIZE, EDUCATE AND CO-OPERATE'
[OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE FARMERS STATE ALLIANCE OF TEXAS.]
" LIBERTY, JUSTICE AND EQUALITY'
VOL. IX. JW. 1.
DALLAS, TEXAS, THURSDAY, JANUARY2,1890.
WHOLE NO. 4.01.
Office, Corner Fourth and Houston Streets,
W*Monev always on hand to loan upon farms, ranches, vendors' Hon notei and olty property
St lowest current rates. Loans closed quickly. Cprreroqudenfie ioyttad. 0hS?( Si?5Lu i
ecure low rutes, nnd oasy terms. Address, TMHODbM & HAMILION, Fort^Worth,Jjjt^
The Dingee & Canard Cos ROSES, HARDY PLANTS,
Largcstjiose Growers in America. BULBS and SEEDS.
OUR NEW QUIDS, 110 pp., sltgantly illustrattd, Is
sent FRF.K to ALL who writs for it. It describes nnd
tells HOW TO GROW over TWO THOUSAND
FINEST varieties of ROSES, HARDY PLANTS,
BULBS and SEEDS. Kf NEW ROSES, NEW
SHRUBBERY, NEW CLEMATIS nnd Cllmbin(j
Vines, NEW SUMMER FLOWERING BULBS,
JAPAN LILIES, GLADIOLUS, TUBEROSES,
CARNATIONS, New JAPAN CHRYSANTHE-
CARNATIONS, New JAPAN CMKYBAN'l«*•-
MUMS, New MOON FLOWERS, and the choicest
FLOWER AND VEGETABLE SEEDS
Large Goods sent everywhere by mail or express. Safe arrival guar•
o tt antee d. If you wish Roses, Plants, or Seeds of any kind, it will
KOSC nouses. you to see our New Guide Info re buying. Send for it—-free. Address
THE DINGEE & CONARD CO.,'""Sar" West Grove, Pa.
handsomely illustrated with colored
stated from notare, tells nil about the
_ _ _lates
which cannot be ob
to all who want really
W. ATLEE BURPEE & CO.. Philadel
Parties hav ng barren inares or cows or
Irregular breeders, will obtain valuable In-
formation by addressing II. W. Campbell,
V. S., Racine. Wis.
The London Daily News' correspondent
In Crete writes that the recent docree ol
the Turkish government granting amnesty
bo political offenders on the island only
mnkes the situation worse. The Christian
residents are agitated at tbisturn of affairs,
but are oheered by news that the Creeks
■will soon make fresh efforts in their behall.
\tt?w r<T7T>T? for love with
JN üi YV v l' I.lJPj n b or "limpio for
Homo Supply Co , Hatti.iiia, 0.
oooua,. INDIAN HKt.li 8 «fibtli
Stone and Buckskin) oi tno G "em
West. IiHr(?e stock. Semi ttiimp
for Illustrated entaiogt'f.
I, W. StlLWULL,
1 Deadwoou, Sj. Dak.
'1 tlm fli<m namfi nf "Mfl
Special partner to fur-
nish mo cunltul to open
fli'it-olass lumber yard
at Dallas. Texas, under
♦ho Arm name of "Martin Lumber Company
I can mate u iiocd profit ou lumlor; I know
the be t saw-mills In the piney woods of Tex-
as; I understand the lumber Inioinot'Sperfect-
ly. For full particulars, address
II i W. V. MARTIN, JR.,
1# ' 1 Kilffore, Texas.
Cold weather at last. A warm
wrap feels comfoi table these wintry
days. Inventory in
Dr. Sweln'uith, In a letter fjfom Cairo,
urges the German government to secure
the services of Matin Pasha, and send b¡m
to the interior of Africa to conciliate the
Arabs and create a commercial centre at
Gov. Buckner's message to the Kentucky
legislature wbloh convened Monday,
shews tha'. Treasurer Tate's defalcations
amount to f 124,094, and that after his as*
sets are credited, his bondsmen will have
to pay $150,000,
A special dispatch to the Toronto Globe
denies, on the authority of Sir Charles
Tupper, the statement telegraphed from
Ottawa to the effect that the modus viven-
di with the United States in the matter ol
tlie fisheries would not be renewed by
Canada, owing "to President Harrison's
(allure to act.
is complete, and as a specimen of
that have been made, wo call atten-
tion to the following:
Ladies' Short Wraps of Venetian
Cloth, in assorted colors,
$4.25, were $6.50,
Assorted lot Venetian Cloth Short j
Wraps. Some are handsomely
braided, others are trimmed in As-
$6.50, wera $9.
Ladies' Newmarkets, of Fancy
¡Striped Cheviot Cloaking,
$8.50, were $12.50.
Ladies' Newmarkets in Mataiasse
iJlotJi, black and colors,
$5.25, were $9.
All Wool Black Diagonal New-
markets, culls and cape of Astrak-
$6.25, were $10.
Ladies' Newmarkets of Wool
$11, werto $ 16.50.
The editor of The
Mercury offers a
CASH PRIZE of $10
in GOLD for the lar-
gest club of subscrib-
ers. [See notice 011
BARGAINS IN MUFFS
Assorted lot of
Muffs, Nutria, Astrak-
han and Monkey Fur.
Sold all tho way from
$2.50 to $4. Choice for $1.65.
These make a pretty, serviceable
W Tear Gift.
OREAM OF 8TATJS NEWS.
Menardvllle cattle and sheep ara fat and
Throughout all Texas, Christmas was a
Shade trees are being planted on all the
streets ol Terrell.
Six prisoners escaped lrom jail In Mew
Larodo on the 30th.
Beaumont is getting ready a big lumber
shipment to New York.
immigrant wagons by the score are
camped round Beeville.
Mr. E. D. Conger has been appointed
postmaster at Waco.
The Georgetown chair factory will
shortly resume business.
The Texas Horticultural and Stock As-
sociation is organized at Tyler.
The Headlight saloon ut Denlson has
been put out by an attachment.
The corner stone of the Mills county
couit house was laid on 23th day.
Express Messenger Ham, who accident-
ally shot himself, is getting bettor.
The Galveston Ball team has completed
its arrangements for tho next season.:
Johnson city 1b doing her best to be
elected county seat ol Blanco county.
A woman of the iown suicides at Austin,
making the tilth suicide in fifteen dayd.
Mayor Connor, of Dallas, presented the
city officials with Christmas haudkcnchlefs*
A cook at the deaf and dumb a ivlum,
Austin, commits suicide by shootlni: him
Mrs. Addlngton, ol Henrietta, has ;rown
a bunch of strawberries welgbiui loHr
The extension of tho Fort Worth , is Rio
Grande to Comanche will begin in a week
A heavy rain loll at Beaumont o i tho
nlglitof the 2'JiU ot December. 1 was
Judge Austin Pollard was run oveij by a
buggy ot Paris, but his injuries orli not
iatal, however. j
Strawn is on quite a boom and wou d bo
glad of two dally trains to accomin (date
the amount ot travel.
Thomas Phillips,of Houston, wasbn tally
murdered by two highwaymen. Susp iclon
points to two colored men.
Mr. L. M. Sheldon, ol EI Paso, a well
known young man, died of heart disease til
Samalayuca, Mexico, on the 23th.
Sunday schools of all denominations
throughout Texas enjoyed their Christ-
mas and rejoiced m well l.xden trees, j
Mrs. G. S. Jones, of Collinsville, was ihot
in the eye with a Roman candle, and wil'
probably lose the eye entirely.
Reno's Baby, the two-year-old stallion of
Dr. Eddleton, ol Pilot Point, trots on the
DallaB lair grounds In 2:24 1-2.
Judge Keller, of San Angelo, who kl led
Hon. Alex Pope ut Marshall, has retur led
to his editorial chair at that place.
The year 1800 Is looked lorward to as
likely to be ono ol great progress in Texas
and great increase in her railroad Unci.1
Lula McAutor, ol Houston, trying to ant
as peacemaker between two excited uatncg
was knocked senseless lor her palias.
As a party were chasing rabbits a few
miles from Bonliam the horse ol Will Muss
icll, throwing him several feet; his rt'cjv
ery Is doubtiul.
At Stark's switch, Kd. Smith, colored^
while trying to get on u freight train while
moving, fell between tho wheels and nsg
A disastrous fire occurod at Brenham on
the 20th. The lire is considered by the
Brcnhamlsts as a "good fire," as It burled
a lot of old Bhantles.
The Kansas editor* and their wires and
lady fritnds spent a pleasant day In Gal*
veston Monday, Tuesday in Houston and
Wednesday In Dallas.
Paul Stickert, a 10-ycar-old boy, mot with
an accident while out bird bunting near
Brenham. Ills gun was prematurely dis-
charged and an ampu ated linger la the
Dallas business men are taking steps to
Induce a pork pucklng establishment to lo*
cate there. The company want a donation
from the citizens ol $1(1,000 and will moro
than likely receive tt.
Mrs. Sllvoy, of Milano, In driving to the
train with two children and a servant boy
was thrown out and bad her neck broken)
The boy was dangerously injured, bat the
children were not hurt.
An exchange says: "What is needed In
Texas Is more care and protection for Uve
stock; all the thoroughbred stallions and
bulla la America cannot improve the grade
of Texans If the oolts and calves are left
to depend on themselves."
Three accidenta occurred In Houston o,
a peculiar nature. Mr. Sloan the hotel manf
was knocked aenaeless and had his head
gashed by tba stick of a descending sky-
rocket; a small boy was injured In the fore*
bead by the explosion of a toy cannon, and
eomo partías exploded a dynamite bomb to
•bow 1t was Christmas, doing carnage to
During the progress of* negro dance
two white awn. J. J. HiU and ~
OCCIDENTAL CHEMICAL COMPANY
Would most respectfully announce that they are preparing a work for pub-
lic distribution; in which their special correctives and appliances will be most
thoroughly and clearly elucidated.
In this work will be presented and defined philosophically and therapeutic-
ally the action ol their wonderful Female Breast Cups.
This work will also give an interesting elucidation of preventive medicine,
which will not only be in a measure new and original, but of value to the gen-
The work \v,ll be interspersed with practical advice to mothers—making it
truly a companion for all mothers in all those minor emergencies that are lia-
ble to occur at any moment in a family oi" children.
This is an age of investigation and improvement in medicinal correctives,
and appliances, and when the proper thing is presented to honest minds, it
seldom fails of receiving a cordial welcome.
Therefore THE OCCIDENTAL CHEMICAL CO., will put up in good
form—-for sale and use—a' few special formulas, successfully used in private
practice, and adapted to the positive and negative temperamental forces of
the human economy.
These correctives are only superior compounds for certain common and
easily recognizcd physical derangements.
They will be manufactured from the freshest and purest native roots, barks
and herbs, gathered at the proper seasons of the year; and may be relied on as
being pure in their corrective properties.
The pro.\i¡nate principles on which the virtue of every medicinal plant de
pends are contained in one or more of the acids, fixed and essential oils, resin-
oids, and alkaloids. The acidsvand resinoids are electro-negative, and the oils
and alkaloii.| are electro-positive.
fused and tbefioor was closed on thein
Two shots.were thon flrod through the
door lrom the^utsido and home tired on
the inshle. A general panic ensued after
which it was f >und that a negro woman
was shot l.iuo^_h the arm and a negro man
severely cut ícxíio back.
,A? English syndicate* has purchased
the Fort Worth street car lines. This Is
th' samo company that bought the Austin i
street car Hue some time ago through tho j
agenuy or Capt. T. J. llurloy.
Postmaster Wltwer, of Dallas baa beon
allowod by tho postollice department at
Washington, f>2 000 moro per annum for
she increaso of his clerical toree, which, be
H ays, the largely Increased and rapidly in-
creasing postal business of the city made
Platform and By Law of tho Renters'
Home Association—A New Ornanlza-
tion of Homeless Home-Soekera,
Wo demand that congress shall puss an
act authorizing the secretary of tho treas-
ury to Issue full legal tender paper monoy
and coin, gold and stiver, without limit,
and loan to homeless persons to pay tor
homes and material to pay lor unpaid-tor
homes in the conn try towns and cities, on
twenty years' lime, at 1 percent, per an-
num. The government to take a lien on
said homes and material until same Is ps:d
tor. The Interest and one-twentieth par1
ol'the principal to bo paid annually. Said
loans shall continue by the government un-
til $50 ^icr capita Is put In circulation, and
that said act of congress shall Ox the
freight r tcs hv 1'iw ou all railroads, and
tho penalty 1'or tho violation of any part o'
«aid l w.
OHMOATIOM OK KACII MF.Mltltlt.
1, oi my own free will and record, do
solemnly promise that I will never vote for
any person, for any otllce, who will not
actively and publicly work for the prln
clplcs of the Reuters' Homo Association'
a* set lorth In our platform herewith an]
iiexed. I am potltlvely onposed to all and
every character of socialism, communism,
(ieorgclsm and anarchy, and I am In favor
ot constitutional government.
1—There shall bo chief headquarter* of
all the Kenters' Homes Associations in the
United States, which shall be presided ¡
over by a president, vice-president and
2—K*cb Hewers' Home Asssoclatlon |
shall bo pres.ded over by a president, vico j
president and tocretary, and tt shall be the
duty ef the nocretnry of each association
Immediately after organizing, to apply to |
the secfetary In chtot lor a charter for his
local association, and report the number of
meroborablp quarterly to the chief head,
quarters. It shall bn the duty ol the secre-
tary to keep a book cootalnlng a lull state-
ment of nil business transact Ions at meet-
ing* of the association, both local aud gen"
3—Klve members thall constitute a
quorum for the purpose or organizing a
neuters' Home Association, and lor trans-
acting business slier organization.
4—j|Eaob Uenters' Home Association (hall
meet for business the last Saturday of
erery month, and all association*, both
*tat« and national, thall meet the head-
quafter'j association at the call of the
president during the months of May and
f eacii year.
of the Rentera' Home At-
and general, •ball bold
0~H shall ho considered a gravo otfenso
for any member or the Renter* Home* As
■oclatlon at any mcetlag, either general or
local, to bring he tore the association inat
ter for dlseu*«tou that 1* not poaltlvely
embraceil in the piriform
V—It «hall bo the duty ol tho president ol
the Ronttirs' Homos Association at head
quarters to immediately visit tho impor
taut cities in the statu for tho purposo of
negotiating fur prtntiug and advertising.
8—County meetings Khali be mado up ot
delegates from tho local Homos Associa-
tion of each county, at the rate of ono for
twenty mouthers or fraction thereof, uud
the State Association shall bo made up ol
one lrom every County Association, aud
the National Association oi one lrom every
■J—No delcgute will bo entitled to all In
a County, State or National Association,
unless he represents u regularly chartered
Routers' Homo Association.
1U—Any peison is eligible to Join the
Ucntors' Home Association who will take
the obligation In good faith.
11—Any member of tho lientors' Home
Association will be subject to expulsion
who Is known to igprk against tho Interest
of tho Renters' Home Association.
12—It shall be considered a gross Insult
by all the niembot a of tho Renter*' Home
Association for any person to attempt to
inllueiice their vote on election day, or to
uttempt to iutlinkUle any member at any
tlrnc, to prevent him from voting according
to hfs obligations to tho Renters' Homo
Association. All such attempts shall be
promptly resented as uu iusult by every
rnomher of tho association.
1,1—There shall be no change In the
name, platform, obligation or by-lawi, by
smendment or otherwise, within two yoars,
and alter that timo changes can only be
tnado by two-thirds of tho uiemuur.
14—The renters Homes Association, ei-
ther local, Stato or National, thall bo gov-
erned by parliamentary rule* and regula-
Nearly all Gone.
Jefferson Davis whs among the lait ol
the survivors of those who held contpicu.
cus position* under either the confederal*
or national government during the war.
Of those ou the conltderate side Aiexan
dor 11. Stephens, vice-presldeut; Robert
Toombs, secretary of state; L. P. Walker,
secretary of war; Charles (I. Momoilngor,
secretary of treasury; Sloven R. Mallory,
secretary of toe navy; Judsh P. Benjamin,
attornoy-geucral; J. M. Mason, special
commissioner to England; .John Blldell,
who occupied the taino function In Francs;
and Robert E. Eee and Albert Sidney
Johnston, command!of the contedsrate ar-
mies. died earlier than Davit. Dead, too,
are Abraham Lincoln and all tbo members
ot bit original cabinet; Grant, Sheridan,
Thomas, McClellan, Hooker, Burntldo,
MoDowell, Farragut and nearly
all tbo other men promioem In
the Union army or uavy. The
only member of the original Confoderate
Cabinet still living It John H. Reagan, who
was postmaster general under Davit, *nd
who it now one of tbe senators from Texas.
Hannibal Hamlin and Galutua A. Grow,
tbe lirtt of whom wat vloe-presldent under
Lincoln, from 1 "J1 lo MMO, and tbe latter
speaker of tbo national bouse or repre*
tentative* from 1801 to 1803, art about tbe
only men «till left u* wbo luid leading
pott* at that lime In tba etv I ana of tbe
government. Of the great soldiers and
sailors of tbe eivil war period tbe only sur-
vivor* are Jofcph II. Johnston aid ti. T.
Beauregard, oi the confederate armlet
and Wm. T. Sherman and Admiral Davii
Arohblshop Labastlda Is ill.
The influenza epidemic is lnoreaalng 1
Guatemala and San Salvador are at
The U. 8. ship Enterprise baa arrived at
Commissioner Raum of tbe pension bu-
reau Is 111.
The servían chamber of deputies accepts
Tho prealdent baa gone a hunting on tba
The Wabash Manufacturing Co., Of
Chicago, has assigned.
A number of Texas postmasters wera
It is said 380,000 gay Parisians are snees*
Sng with "La Grippe."
At L'Ange, Quebeo, Monday, A. Ford
killed his wile and himself.
The Commercial Telegram Co., of Mew
York, I* *old by sheriff sale.
Outrages of white caps continue In tba
vicinity of Conoordla, Kansas.
Many cases of the influenza In Paria
have developed into pneumonia.
A lorolgn mission convention of Baptists
will meet at Minneapolis January 1.
A oyclono swept across Onondaga lake,
New York state, doing great damage.
Four thousand barrel* of ooal oil belong-
ing to a ga* f actory are burned at Havana.
The U. S. cruiser Charleston, has gona
Into commission at Mare Island nary yard.
Stanley will sail ror Egypt Jan, 11. Emln
cannot leave Uagomayo for tbraa weeks
Prof. Brooks, of the Smith observatory,
Geneva, N. Y., baa discovered a new
Mr. John W. Maokay baa bought tba
Commercial Telegraph company's property
Four British mon-of-wsr will laave Malta
for Lltboti to add lustra to tha proclama*
tion of Don Carlos.
The popo hss received tha Saored Col-
logo of Cardinals. He will shortly issue
an encylloal letter.
Tho Pomona Wine Co., of California,
hat received an order irom England for
00,000 gallons of wine.
At Dover, Dei., Sarah Hausley, colored,
poisoned her lather because he objeeted to
her lovor. She Is in jail.
As soon as the Samoan question is finally
settled Herr Knappe will resume bis po-
sition a* German consul there.
The n*year-old daughter of Sam Jonea
marries In Chattanooga, Tenn. Her pa-
rents woro opposed lo the marriage.
John ISaisette, a mill band of Springfield,
East)., killed his wife in a fit of Joaloua
rage and thon fatally stabbed himself.
Near Watorbury, Conn., a construction
lrala ran Into a pataengor train reoently,
injuring several passenger*, none fatally.
Sliorman, the Búllalo grain «windier, at
Toronto, will have hi* oase decided Satur-
day. Ho will probably not be extradloted.
Rev. G. C. Lorlmer, of Obioago, bai
been called to tbe Warren Avenue Baptist
cbtircb, Boston. Tie hut reached no deele>
(iovornor Mollotte, of South Dakota, 'dls>
countonance* tho efforts to conceal tho
siiflerlng among tbe poople in the drought
Agues Anton, the second victim of tho
frenzy of Caspar Cliipy, tbe St. Loula mo
chanlc. died from tho retultof tbe wounda
Mlohael L. Market, James Hsrdla and
Tug Wilson are thought to bave perished
in the snow near Alba, Ore., having disap-
Miss Sarah F, Nichols, a well known ao.
elety lady of Lowell, Mast., has disappear-
ed, from hor homo, leaving a note saying,
■Forgive and forget."
Four thousand barrels of ooal belonging
to a gat factory in Havana burned a few
dsys ngo. During the lira tbraa persona
were seriously injured.
Two old ladles, Sarah Demerett, aged 80,
and Charlotte Thompson, aged 70, living
by themselves at DeWitt, N. Y., wera
lound asphyxiated by coal gas.
The famous Farsea merchant ease In
which Nathaniel Jarvls, Jr., trustee, waa
sued for the estate of Bomanjeo Byranjee
Colah, who baaamo Inaana in this country,
has been settled.
Two young men, John P. Jonea, and
William R. Palmer, of Bangor, Pa., weri
found dead In a room at tha -Paclllo hotolt
Bethiebem, Pa. Thar bad blown out tba
gas before retiring.
Can tion to .tho Pabilo.
It Is estimated that folly nlne-tentba ol
the testimonials of euro published by
patent medlelne man «ra fraudulently
written by themselves. Tbo proprlotora
ot Bf itSAPAMNx, the new and wo
remady for Cancer, Scrotals, Syphilis,
Sores, Skin Diseases, otó., don't do this-
'Tisn't neoessary. They aoti
Here’s what’s next.
This issue can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Tools / Downloads
Get a copy of this page or view the extracted text.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Newspaper.
Dixon, Sam H. The Southern Mercury, Texas Farmers' Alliance Advocate. (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 9, No. 1, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 2, 1890, newspaper, January 2, 1890; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth186120/m1/1/: accessed May 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .