The Southern Mercury, Texas Farmers' Alliance Advocate. (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 9, No. 2, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 9, 1890 Page: 1 of 8
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"ORGANIZE. EDUCATE ANO CO-OPERATE'
[(OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE FARMERS STATE ALLIANCE OF TEXAS.}
'LIBERTY, JUSTICE AND EQUALITY'
TOL. IX. NO. z.
DALLAS, TEXAS, THURSDAY, JANUARYS, 1890.
WHOLE NO. ¿Oí.
FORT WORTH, TEXAS.
Office, Cornn Kourtti and Houston Streets,
-i-om on band to loan upon farms, ranchea, vendors' Hen note* and olty property
* general family medicine Hart's
Magic Liver Pills have taken a front seat.
Tou can feel tbeir toning, stimulating ef-
fect in thirty minutes. Every box war-
ranted. Send 25 cents to the Hart Pill
Co., at Dallas, and get a trial box. If not
satisfactory, your money will be refunded.
Best pill on earth. The powerful stimu-
lating properties of this pill are such as to
begin to effect the liver and stomach in
30 minutes. Order a box .of pills
and get the agency, and we will fix it so
you can make some money, and a good
'breech«loadlng shot-gun besides. Any
body ean get it in a lew days. First come,
It never fails to rive satisfaction North,
South. Bast and We.-t, Dr. bull's Cough Syrup.
Who will aeoure the $5,000 REWARD
stirred through The Mkbcpky thia week?
rANTED—Young men or ladies: tft per.
,, day or commission: 125 seouritv required.
Address a. i>. Newton, 731 Elm St., Dallas, Tex
AGENTS WANTED—ALSO MEN.
Two ImmnnBe now specialties; 1 la-
dy made $9? before dinner, annth r
$16 the first nour, extraordinary opportunity;
proof free. Address, LITTLE 6c CO.,
21* CI ark St.. Ch longo, 111.
FARMERS OF TEXAS,
The Colonial and United States
Will lend you money on your farm on as good
terms ua any one. Call upon or write to
E. M. FOWELL, Manager.
1007 Main Bf., (opposite P. O.) Dallas, Tex.
The best and cheapest.
It will pay you to got our
•prieta. No otbtr manu-
facturers give tbe bargains
wo do, to tho firs' person
_ ¿rom each i>o tollleo, who
aends tto in stumps. Union Machine Co..
Harness Department No IT, Philadelphia, Pa.
SA IH G ED
AIl-Wool Henrietta, 36 inchcs
wide, 36c a yard: formerly 4l)c.
All-Wool Drap de Alnia, 40 in
ches wide, 52j¡o a vard; formerly
All-Wool Tricots, 36 inches wide,
36c a yard; reduced from 50c.
Oxford Checks and Stripes, 50
inches wide, $1 a yard; reduced
All-WooHPlaid Suitings, 52 in-
ches wide, 85c a yard; reduced
Combination Wool Serge Suits
with Jacquard stripe to match, i
yards each, plain and striped $8. 50
reduced from $12.50.
Combination Embróidered Robe
Patterns $6.50; reducod from $10.
Combination Suits of heavy
French serge and velvet stripe to
$30, reduced from $40. *
$28.50, reduced from $35.
$24.50, reduced from $30.
$16.50, reduced from $22.50
Printed Side-Band Cashmere 46
inches wide, in light and dark
shades, 75c a yard; worth $1.25
Samples sent free on request.
filled same day as reoeived and if
•mounting to $5.00 or over will be
to any express point in Texas.
COUNTY AliXiIAXOB MEETINGS:
[If notice of your county meeting Is not
given below, please aend It and we will in-
clude It In our next issue.]
Atasoosr County Alliance will meet at
Benton, on Thursday, Jan. 10, 1800.
Austin County Alliance will meet at
Bellville on Friday January 28,1890.
Brazo* County Alliance will meet with
Steep Hollow Alliance, on Thursday. Jan.
Brazoria County Alliance will meet with
Oyster Creek Alliance on Friday January
Colorado Alliance will meet in Colum-
bus, on Friday, Jan. 10,1890.
Cooke County Alliance will meet at
Springdale, nine miles southeast of Gaines-
ville on Wednesday January 15, 1890.
Caldwell County Alliance will meet at
Lockharton Friday January 10,1890.
Comanche County Alliance will meet at
Cross Roads on Thursday January 9,1890.
Clay County Alliance will meet at Hen-
rietta, on Thursday, Jan. 9, 1890.
Cass County Alliance will meet at Jones'
Chapel, on Thursday Jan. 10, 1800.
The next regular session of the Collin
County Farmers Alliance will meet with
Prairie Grove Alliance, four miles south of
Farmereville, on the 3rd Wednesday in
January, 1890, at 10 o'clook a. m. sharp.
Eastland County Alliance will meet in
Eastland on Tuesday, Jan. 21,1890.
Falls County Alliance will meet at Mar-
in on Tuesday January 14,1890.
Goliad County Alliance will mee*, with
Middlelown Alliance on Friday, Jan. 10,
Hardin County Alliance will meet with
White Oak Alliance ou Friday January
Hamilton County Alliance will meet ut
Blue Ridge, on Thursday, Jan. 10,1800.
Johnson County Alliance will meet ut
Lone Star, on Friday, Jan, 17, 1890.
Jasper counry Alliance will meet at
Howell on Tuesday January 14, 1890.
Kerr County Alliance will meft at Jn
ponica on Saturday January 18,1890.
Kaufman County Alliance will meet ut
Kaufman on Thursday, Jan. 9.1890.
Llano County Alliance will meet with
Lone Grove Alliance, on Friday, Jan. 17,
Lavacca County Alliance will meet st
Hallettsville on Friday January 10,1890
Liberty County Alliance will meet at
Liberty on Friday January 17, 1890.
Milam County Alliance will meet at Cam
eron^on Tuesday January 21. 18901
Montague County Alliance will meet, at
Bowie on Saturday January 18, 1890.
McLennan County Alliance will ineot at
Waeo Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1890.
Newton County Alliance will meet at
Newton on Friday January 17, 1890.
Shelby County Alllanee will meet on
Wednesday January 10, 1800. (Place of
meeting not stated).
Tarrant County Alliance will meot at
Yates Hall, Fort Worth, on Friday, Jan
Travis County Alliance will meet at
Austin on Friday, Jan. 10, 1890.
Upshur County Alliance will meet wltb
Carrols Chapel Alllanee on Tuesday Janu-
ary 21, 1890.
'Van Zandt County Alliance will meet
with Red Hill Alliance, In the eastern part
of the county, on Thursday, Jan. 10, 1870.
Williamson County Alllanee will meet
at Georgetown, on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1890.
The next regular meeting of Washing-
ton County Alliance will convene In the
elty or Brenbam, on the 10 day of January,
1890, at 10 o'clock a. m.
We know It Is a little trouble to send 28
•cents to The Hart Pill Company at Dallas
for a box of their Magic Liver Pills, but if
you will try It you will be glad of It. Your
next order will be for a hall dozen, instesd
of one box. Do not purge, gripe or aleken,
yet thorough and gentle In action. The
powerful stimulating properties of this pill
are such as to begin to effect the liver and
stomach in 30 minutes. If yon are not sat-
isfied your money will be nfanded. If is
something new, and Is now the best pill on
earth. Refer to the editor of thia paper.
Order a box of pilla and get the agentf,
and we will fix it so yon can make some
money, and a good breech-loading shot-
gun besides. Anybody can get it in a few
days. First come, first served.
A Booming Letter on a Booming
Dear Mercury :—I see in your last
issue an appeal to us, the farmers of
Texas, to organize anew—that is, to
gather new energy and work together
with the spirit and the activity that
characterized the first days of Alliance
existence. You argue wisely when
you say the benefits we have received
will stand only as isolated exceptions
of relief from the hardships imposed
upon us as a class, if we recede into
the old paths of indifference, drift'
back to the inert state, or otherwise
become neglectful of our Alliance in-
Again, when you allude to these
small benefits, designating them as
'but trival"—as only a foretaste of
that permanent enhancement of the
farmer's interests which he and his
neighbors are to bring about by well
concerted and co-operative action.
I feel an inspiration "to do," and
wonder if there is one—even he who
has grown most lethargic—that can
read your logical reasoning and re-,
main unmoved. When I read your
editorial paragraphs which refer to the
various savings, both direct and in-
cidental, that show themselves as Alli-
ance benefits, and as the results of
Alliance work, I wonder if any farmer
can read them as 1 have, and not be
impresséd with a desire to join the
working band and labor with such zeal
as a wish to advance the interests of
his home and his country would natu-
In history we find through all ages,
when an emergency arose—when a
country, a nation, or a people were
about to meet a great trouble, that
out of the confusion attending such
peril, some great worker or leader—a
direct production of the times—has
risen to meet the wants of his people
•and the demands of the hour. As one
like these we are beginning to regard
the present helmsman of The Mer-
cury. When gloom, confusion, de-
jection, and a disposition to surrender
all were about to settle down on our
people, "the need of the hour" was at
hand to see, to think, to advise, and to
fulminate the truths that bespeak hope
to all, and tell of our certain redemp-
tion and life.
Go on in the good work. It is
having its right effect here, and I hope
it is producing a like result elsewhere.
Send out The Mercury, and let it go*
like a great revivalist, into every com-
munity, telling of duties to be perform-
ed and spreading abroad the whole-
some doctrine of ''farmer manhood"
and self-protection; and then in the
day of safety that shall crown the time
of a well accomplished work, as you
weigh the rewards that follow a con-
scientious performance of duty, you
may measure also the gratitude of
those who are now ready to bestow
praise for the work you have so well
begun. Yours fraternally,
W. T. A,
Bradford, Jan. i, 1890.
Dr. Thurmond's Loa* Star Catarrh Care
will ear* the moet aggravated eaae in
thirty days. Call etf draggisU.
The Farmer and Protection.
The American farmer, although he
cultivates the most fertile soil in the
world, and ought to be the most pros-
perous member of the community, is
constantly engaged in a hard struggle
to secure a comfortable support for his
family and a moderate education for
his children, and to pay his taxes and
to keep out of debt This is all that
he can reasonably hope to accomplish;
in a large majority of cases he fails
even to do this, and sooner or later is
compelled to sell or mortgage his land
and reduce his expenditure* to the
lowest possible figure. He has a pa-
ternal government which has determ-
ASK YOUR DRUGGIST FOR THE
©eeiBENlAk GKrllLL SIPEGIFIG.
This Is incomparably the best and quickest and most poworful Chill CorreoUve ever In-
troduced, and when properly prepared and ready to be administered to the putiont, it holds
first rank among the substanoee that have power to excite the flow of bile. Never over
three Apses required.
, _ OCCIDENTAL TONIC-ALTERATIVE.
TL Sol<ma>«l Tonto and the Oooldeutal Alterativo are idenUoally the same iu tbeir no-
tion. TUvrtRfct 0I1UUK0 in the menstrum gives tbo alterative prooedent In tbo more positive
temperaments. Therefore the oorreoUvo affinities of each will come under tho head of O.cl-
dontal Tonlo- Alterative. Both are substitutes for qululne In all malarial districts. Boih are
wood Tonlo-Alteratlvw—efllclont correctives in Intermittent fever and ether malarial affto-
Tlu> snfeat and most powerful stlmulaiing and sedative Ointment ever Invonted.
Occidental Kidney and Liver Correctiva.
The Occidental Kidney and Liver Corrective will atlmulate (he kidneys mid liver to do
their duty, and thus remove humor from the blood and put If y the system and rosti.ru It to
u round healthy oonditlun, making tho Skin soft and fresh as an Infant's.
In Uloors, Abscesses, Wounds and old «ores, tho Occidental Salvo forms a valuable and
OCCIDENTAL CATHARTIC PILLS.
K Catlmrtic Correctivo in tho form of a pill* or otherwise, i almost in Absolute neo?salty
in most derangements of the living economy, uud one that is purely vt*iiotable—requiring
n • change in food or drink—certain in its action, is the positive demaud of tho hour.
. Is poi fecily safe, hence the vory best for family use. It ean be® without risk, freely and
fiequen')'. applied with tho mostcertAln suooese.
Jty i.'í "K the Occidental Liniment on Kresb Cuts they will heal without pain or soreness.
OCCIDENTAL RHEUMATIC CORRECTIVE.
Shoe-.tiro "materia medlon" has boon ransackoi for remedios to overcome tho rhoumalio
flfutlios', . •
Prev nation '« the only rational course of troatmmit. Stop the formation *>f laotlo and
butyric ae <1 In the primary and secondary process of digestion, by raising tho standard of
the nervous system.. Hut the ronewul of Ufo in the brain Is slow, lardy and must bu assisted
by the Occidental Hbeumtttlc Corrective.
Oooidental Kidney and
This Is tho very best Cor-
rí otlvo modern science can
pioluce for the rollof of
woaknips arising from ox-
ui'ss, indiscretion or dissipa-
tion' In either of the hoxi-b,
and can be rollen 011 as holm*
prompt In glvlnif rellof uud
tone to the urinary orpahs
ined that certain classes of industry
ought 10 be maintained at the public
expense, and for thirty years lie has
been taxed for their support; and now
after these favored industries have be-
come rich and powerful, they combine
and confederate under the names of
trusts, syndicates and pools, and dic-
tate the terms upon which the people
may purchase the necessaries of life
and carry on their business. Under
our system of taxation, the farmer is
almost without the semblance of pow-
er to protect his own interests. The
manufacturers can foresee with almost
absolute certainty what the quantity of
their product will be upon the employ-
ment of any given number of hands,
and, therefore, they can combine when-
ever they choose to limit production
and increase prices; but the farmer's
crop depends almost entirely upon the
character of the season he may have,
and he cannot decide in advance how
much he must plant in o:der to fur- ¡
nish a supply that will not be in excess
of the demand.
Notwithstanding these and many
other disadvantages under which the
farmer labors, and which 110 act of
congress can remove, Senator Cullom
thinks protection has been more bene-
ficial to him than to any one else, and
he refers to "the great improvement
in the mental welfare of the farmihg
and country people" during the last
thirty or forty years, to justify his opin-
ion. "All this comfort and general
improvement" he attributes to psotec-
tion. It would be far more reasonable
to conclude that if they had been ex-
empt from liea v y taxation and per-
mitted to expend their money for the
improvement of their own property
and the education of their children,
there would be fewer mortgages upon
their land, and a greater degree of
comfort and prosperity among the
farmers and country people—John G.
Carlisle in the January Forum.
OUi.r a postal card bearing the name and
address of the secretary of your snb-AJH-
anee is neoesesry to recave a supply of the
latest issue of The Mkrcuby for free dis-
Adopted by the State Alliance of Texas.
should have one.
Roll-gold, sent to
auy address, üfto.
for Alliances and member*. No lodge la com-
plete without a sot for oiHcers and mombors.
1 rices, In void plato set U. ¿4 00, or 40c eaoh;
In silver, S<< 00, or IMC each.
\4f Alllanon seals I1.K6, and you pay trans*
portntlon charires. Itubber Stamps and Hten
cl a. Checks, etc., In every description.
TUB ItKADLRf MV'O. CO..
Fort Worth, Texas.
State Alliance Officials.
J. J). Pi km h, Manor, Travis Co., presidont.
J- M. I'niiM/ie, West Mountain, Upshur Co..
B. O. Dawh, Bprliwtown, Parker Co., secre.
1). M. Humpii, Alexander, KratbCo., looturer
II. J. Kindhick, Waeo. McL<ennan Co., ox
1). «1. CcNNiNOiiAif, lleaukiss. Williamson
Co., executive oemmltiee.
H. F. ItoriKMH, 1'iiloitln", Anderson Co., ex
1 have received Noveral inquiries r«'X ird-
mir the actlou of ihe list Hi ale Alllunu« con-
cerning lees and dues. The dues were not
raised but remain the same s heretofore,
¡¿ft cents per quarter.
The initiation fee was raised to 91 for
male members; this was done as the 50
cents initiation lee was totally Inadequate
to meet the expenses of the .State Alliance.
Fraternally. >f. 1>. tf'iai.Ds.
Pre*. Jf\ « A.
To tbo County Secretaries of the Farmers
Staio Alliance of Texas:
Uhkthrkn—The dralts against the Far-
mers State Alliance held by the delegates
and committeemen 01 your reapeetlve
counties will he accepted aa dues and lees
from your count / to state lor December,
1880. or until said drafta sre paid od In full.
You must reud me a duplícala copy of
your report 10 si ato secretary. My poet-
o filen uddress is Waco, Texas.
M. J. Kknuhick.
Cli'n. Kx. Com, F. H. A.
If you have not alreay doue no, pleat* re
new yonr subscription before your tin*
All business with the State Lecturer
should be sent to D. M. Humph,
State Lecturer, Alesander, Krath county,
To County Alliance Officers:
Hend me, immediately, tbo address ef tbe
president end secretary 01 jour County
Alliance, so that 1 can make arrangements
to vieit and lecture the people of your
oounty. Send at once to.
D. M. UtJMPH,
State Lecturer, Alexander, Texas.
Credit The Farm.
When you made up the farm ac-
counts for the past year did you give
the farm credit for the living you have
had from it i If not, the farm did not
have its just due, for if you had been
in other businees you would have bee*
compelled to pay cash for that much
that you used without stint. The gar*
den and field supplie you with a large
sharu of the summer's living, and the
probabilities are that you have potatoes,
turnips, beats and other vegetables
stored in the cellar for winter use. The
beef, mutton, pork and chickens that
furnish your meat supply, if bought by
the townsman would have drawn heav*
ily upon the pocketbook. Credit the
farm with this. There are eggs, • but-
ter, milk and cream that have beea
used in such quantities as to be be-
yond the reach of the dweller in town
who has any ordinary salary. Al
these with thg wheat, corn or rye used
in the home cooking, should be cred-
ited to the farm just as much and jurt
as honestly as the: corn, oats, wheat,
pigs, steers or milk sold from it. If
this is fairly done, a man can get abet-
ter idea of the relative advantage of
farming and other kinds of business:
The farmer who leaves the fartn,
moves to á village and has all these
things to pay for, begins to realize what
it costs in money to live in towrf.
When he was on the farm he charged
all his outgoes to the farm, and then .
never (this is the true rule top ofteo)
gave the farm any credit for all tffr
luxuries as well as necessaries that he
used su freely—thought the farm was
running him in debt all the' while,
the fact was he was getting a good
living from it, and the farm and stock
upon it was increasing in value. Be-
fore complaining of the farm not pay- ,
ing, give it the credit that belongs to
it, then figure up the account and see
how it stands Farm and Field.
1 lie sdvoriiseiuent ou our eighth pagd
tells pi the woudoi fui and remarkable of-
fers that tlift Texas Farm and Baneh are
making. H ud thein and profit thereby, si
such opportunities are not everyday occur*
.. '■■!! .WaBW-#
SUBSCRIBERS, TAKE MOtlOA
Several hundred niunea of subscribers
have been retained on our list, hoplBf
iheieliy to luduee them to renew. We
cannot Indulge them further, as all namw
oi'persouH in arrears will be strieken Irom
our 1U1 alter this issue, uuloss tliey renew
al once. It requires tbe c«*fi 10 run a pa-
per ainl to meet our bills, as •■eaali in nd-
vunce" is one of tbe rulf* o I Tint siancu-
nv. VVe cannot violate It. l'lease renew
at ouce'and secure each Issue containing
the series of articles to begin' In tbe Janu-
ary 1Mb Issue aud run through the yeaV.
Oaution to the Pabilo.
It Is estimated that fully ulne-tenthe «I
the tes-linoiiials of cure published by
patent medicine men are fraudulently
wrlttep by themselves Tbe proprietors
oí Saiisai'akikk, the new and wonderinl
remedy lor Oancer, Scrofula, Syphilis, Old
Sores, Skin Diseases, etc., don't do this*
Tisn't necessary. They not only eballeng*
the world to produce the medicine's eqtiel,
but keep ataudlng a fd.000 reward for any
testimonial ol cure publiehed by them not
found to be genuine. Sea tbe offer in aa-
other column, for it looka like business.
TO COUNTY ALLIANCES.
All the preliminary arraugenieut* neeef*
aary 10 per'eut «•onsuildsllou begun have
not yet been made Toe Executive Com-
mittee of the .State Farmers Alliance will
hold> seaaion at as early a day aa prac-
ticable and adopt such course as may bo
necessary, and tbe Couuty Alllaneee are
requested to postpeud all action ou tbe
matter till a conference with the other
farm organizations in this state ean be
had. In the meantine Ciuutv secretariat
will please make their reports to the State
secretary, Bro. s. O. Dawa, al Sprlogtown,
Texas, as heretofore. Fraternally,
Jon* O. Fislm,
President State Fanners Alliance of Texas.
ReaeW your subscription at once.
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