The Southern Mercury, Texas Farmers' Alliance Advocate. (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 9, No. 18, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 1, 1890 Page: 3 of 8
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MERCURY: DALLAS, TEXAS, THÜR8DAY, MAY 1, 1890.
PURM HND BKRDBN.
Devoted to Everything of Interest to
ike Farm, Orchard and Garden.
Brief Articles on Practical Topics,
Hates and Observations are Solicited.
Never buy a thing unless you need
actually and need it pretty badly be-
fore running in debt for it.
Everything is ready for beginning
the spiing work we suppose. If not,
it ought to be, for spring is close at
We differ from a contemporary who
thinks a cow is not a machine. She
is a machine, brother, and a very deli-
A writer calls the dog the deadhead
companion of man. That depends.
Now and then a man is the deadhead
companion of a dog.
¿Some people get into the habit of
running in debt. They have actually
got the habit and never feel so happy
as when they are owing somebody.
It does not cost any more effort to
speak a soft than it does to speak a
harsh word and the former always
soands better and is better.
Keep out of the law. It is just as
well to forgive a ciaim against your
neighbor as to have a fight, win the
suit, and give the judgement to a law-
An exchange says that a cow natu-
rally likes to be milked. Now it we
could find more men who naturalli
liked to milk, what a harmonious com-
bination we should have.
The unprincipled seed dealers who
make it a practice to buy up old worth-
less seed, are now engaged in laying
the foundation for a great deal of
wicked talk through the country.
Did you ever see two farmers sit-
ting on a dry good's box in town quar-
reling over politics? They never set-
tled the queiton ii dispute or helped
the growing crops at home either, did
Never find fault with your boy, if
you can possibly help it, and do jus
tice to him. Don't do this and don't
do that, from mornitg till night, has
not only driven many a boy from the
farm but has driven him to ruin.
Once in awhile some one rises to
say that seldom is anything said about
making the girls contented with farm
life. The girl will likely be contented
enough with farm life, if she gets a
good farmer for a husband; and if she
does not she will not be contented.
Now a man writes that the skunk is
a great friend of the farmer. He says
the skunk digs grubs out of the field
and garden. One year a skunk had
a litter of young ones under his corn-
crib and he fed the mother and petted
the "skunkees." He says they are á
very affectionate animal, if they are
not abused! We have solemnly come
to the conclusion, since we made an-
swer to a correspondent that the man
who thought of starting a skunk farm
&ust be crazy, that we do not know
anything about skunks. We thought
we did, but we did not. We stil
have a feeling, however, that we shoulc
not enjoy their companionship. If
the interest of breeding these animals
develops much more we shall have to
look about for a skunk editor.—West-
There is a general complaint among
farmers that what they have to sell is
so low in prices as to leave little mar-
gin, or none for profit In their com-
plaint there is much truth. Low pri-
ces for farm products and manufactu
rers and especially theif^ workmen by
diminishing the cost of living, and so
permitting them to work for less wa-
ges. The effect >is to reduce cost of
manufactured articles that farmers
must buy.' But sellers do not knock
off profits until forced by tecessity
This is found sometimes in active
competition. It is sometimes pre-
vented by combination. Farmers
have at their command an agency
that prevents com petition t and dis-
courages combination' Through the
Grange they can buy all kinds of sup-
plies at lowest prices, and this, too,
without reducing the rewards of labor
in other circles of industry. Thous
ands of witnesses can testify to this
(act. It is not necessary to show
here how this can be done. The fact
that it is done is enough for present
purposes. Admit the fact and there
is in it a powerful argument in favor
of the Grange as a means of increas-
ing the profits of farm productions by
lessening the outlay. There are ma-
ny articles that yield to merchants
great profits because the public is not
well informed about first cost. These
in Grange trade are brought down to
prices that give fair profit to sellers
and thp difference is a saving that
goes to the gain of buyers. The
method is wholly in accord with busi
ness principles. If farmers want the
gains they can have them by entering
the Grange and availing themselves
of the advantages it offers. They
can take their choice—highest rates or
r $55 M BUCGIES*áñd=$5.ss HARNESS^???.'£??!
T«r«. MTu-oaut ' WILBER H. HURRAY MANUFACTURING CO.. Cincinnati. 0.
Away with the bitter, aanieating, naaty,
swcat-taatlng chill tonloa. Ute Cheat-
ham's Tabtilbss Chill Tonic, aa pleas-
ant to the taite ai reck oaady syruy. The
children cry for It, the mother won't Uve
without It, and the lervanta slip it (rom
the tide board, tt aida dlgeatlon, contains
no Qutnlne, Arsenic or Stryohnlne. tonea
up the lyatem, and Is warranted. No cura
no pay. ___________
At a recent ball in London the elec-
tric light was arranged to vary in col-
or, being alternately red, blue, green
and yellow,. The ladies didn't like it,
as it ruined in alteration the effect of
all their costumes.
Tomatoes for a Succession.
Tomatoes succeed well if the seed
sown upon the exact spot
where the plant is to grow and fruit.
The soil should be well prepared, a
stake driven to mark the spot, and
ten or a dozen seed sown in each hill.
Thin them out gradually, and finally
permit one plant to remain. This
may be trained up to a stake or trellis.
By planting tomato seed success-
fully for several months, the bearing
season can be extended late into the
I all and with slight protection until
Dec. i. As to varieties, none give
more satisfactiol than the Livingston
Frvorite or Perfection. The I mproved
Trophy, said to lack the objectionable
iapd core found in the old variety, is
also highly recommended.
A good plan is to select the best
varieties and from the best specimens
of those grown by yourself. Save
your own seed. A great deal of mon-
ey is annually wasted by our farmers
in the purchase of seed which could
be grown at home.
What Organization Can Do.
Organization is a benefit to every
one and to no one can it be of more
benefit than to fanners. An example
of this is furnished by the farmers'
club in the eastern part of the town
of Cheshire, Mass. This is in a thri-
ving condition. It was organized six
months ago with 14 members-and now
has 53, new members joining at every
meeting. During the last six months
the club have baught at wholesale 120
tons of feed bran, 38 tons of middlings,
48 bus. of seed oats, 5,300 lbs. of barb
wire, 4,600 lbs. of Bradley's phosphate,
49 bbls. of flour, 26 bbls. of salt and
eight 24o-lb. sacks of sait, 29 bu. of
seed corn for sowing, and have made
arrangements with a coal dealer to
furnish coal to its members at a satis-
factory reduction from retail prices.
They have now on the road one car-
load of feed and flour and one carload
of meal, which will be here in a few
days. They have begun to buy their
groceries at wholesale, thereby making
quite a saving in family expenses.
The members pay 05c in advance
every three month, which makes $1
per year for each member; this pays
the agent for doing the business which
is conducted strictly on a cash hasis
From $3 to $$ per ton has been saved
on bran and middlings, $12 per ton
on wire, $1 per barrel on fleur and
other goods in the same proportion
The club will soon begin to hold even-
ing meetings for discussing agricultu
ral subjects. The by-laws are few
but have given good satisfaction
This is no more than what the farmers
can do in any community, if they will
only organise Cotton Plant.
In Chvatbam's Tastklkss Chill Ton-
is will be found a aweet withoutlta bitter.
Pleasant to the taete, without a parallel aa
a remedy for chilla and fever. It la the
production of the well known A. U. Rich-
ard* Med. Co. of Sherman, Texai, and
guaranteed to cure.
A method of transmitting sketches
by telegraph has been devised. The
fugitive from justice will now find his
path strewn with obstacles, for his
portrait can be sent to any number of
points along his line of travel.
A revivifying of aature'a latent forcqs
occur* every spring. At this time, better
than at any other, the blot d may be cleanaed
(Tom the humors whleh lnfeit It. The
beat and moit popular remedy te use lor
thU purpoie la Ayer'* Compound Kx tract
Dr. McDow, the murderer of Capt.
Dawson, of Charleston, is still practic-
ing medicine, having his office and
dwelling/in the house where the mur-
der was committed and next door to
Capt. Dawson's home, now occupied
by his widow.
Printing in Germany keeps its 450th
bir hdfy this year, and the Teutonic
Printer's Union intends to celebrate
the anniversary right worthily A
grand commemoration was planned
for the quarter-centenary in 1840, but
political disturbances prevented the
festival, so that the German printers
are anxious not to let the present an-
niversary pass unnoticed.
The value ef a remedy should be eatima-
ted by It* euratlve properties. According
to thla standard, Ayer'a Sariaparllla la the
beet and moat economical blood aaedlctne
In the market, became the rnoBt pure and
concentrated. Price fl. Worth 9&a
A man of Nashville, Mich., came
across three rats in the road some
time ago and all of them had hold of
a straw traveling along. On closer
investigation he found that the two
outside rats were leading the center
one, which was blind.
Youesn <• ta* AJ llano* cause a n«at
service by Increasing the subscription
list of The Xercury; we offer yon as s free
lift, a $8.85 bosk tor a dab of ton sub-
scrlbors. 8se "Ad." In snothsr port of
Atkins' Battle Snake Oil
wife could pot u*o fingers 01
arms. She used It twice.
W. K. Gross.
None trenuine without the snakt
World's Beit. West's Liver PlUa, a sort
cure for liver oomplalat, dyspepsia, at ok
headache, and Indigestion. 80 pills Kc
Atkins' Battls Snake Oil
Buen t thousands on my daughter.
Had not walked In two yoara
Used one bottle only; was oured.
i K. N. Hamilton:
'None genuine without the snake.
Only a postal card bearing the nam* and
addresa of the secretary of your sub-Alli-
ance la neoeiaary to reoeive a aupply ol the
lateat Issue of The Mkrcubt for free dis-
Atkins' Battls Snaks Oil.
Had bo bad it oold and cot inn I
could not speak. Rubbed throat
and nook with It. Slept sound all
night and talked readily.
Mks. M. W. Wiuout.
IVMono genuine without the sn ake
Dr. J. A. Nelma, of Atlanta, Qa., says:
"1 used Hunnioutt's Rheumatic Cure In
several cases of the worst type, and I am
glad to say it had the desired effect In
every case. 1 take pleasuro In reoom-
mendlng the medicine to all who are sul-
ferlng with Rheumatism and Its complica-
tions." See "adv't." For sale by drug-
gists at 91 per bottle. Hunnloutt Medicino
Co., Atlanta; Ga., proprietors, also m'nfrs
of Hunnioutt's Throat and Lung Cure, lor
coughs, colds, asthma and consumption.
~ Atkins' Battls Basks Oil
It Is the qutckont relief for HHSD-
matism 1 ever tried •
M. W. Wall.
None genuine without the snake.
Gin$, Gins, C°tton GinS¡
To the Alliance Men of Texap:
1 have completed arrangements with the
Manufacturers' General Southern Agent to
ply you with what I consider the
BEST AND MOST SATISFACTORY GIN IN THE MARKET,
and if you will kindly inform me at once
whether you contemplate erecting a gin or ad-
ding to the present capacity of your gin,
about what size you will need, I will take
pleasure in sending you descriptive circulars
giving full information of this gin.
I have not taken up an'old worn out make of
gin, but one that has genuine merit, and as to
its work I will furnish testimonials of some
of the leading farmers in Texas who used this
make of gin last year, and they one and all,
without any solicitation, pronounce it by far
BEST COTTON GtN EVER SOLD IN TEXAS.
Address me as soon as possible so that I
aan book orders which will insure early atten-
tion and prompt shipment before the usual rush
come, at the beginning of ginning season.
S. D. A,
J HO. R. Hoxia,
Jno. 0. McOabtiit,
V. P. and Gon'l Manag'r.
G. B. Paxton.
Bee. and Treaa,
A yonng lady of Jefferson, West Virgin-
Is, dealarea that sha waa all run dawn be-
fore taking Ayer'a SarsaparlUa; but that
now she li gaining strength every day.
Ayer's SarsaparlUa is certainly a wonder-
fully effective tonic for the feeble and dell-
d. B. REILk
of Registered Holstein-Friesian
Cattle of the lient Milk and Butter
Berkshire and Poland China
Address, Krosa, Limestone Ce., Tex.
UNION STOCK YARDS CO.
for Ll(bt Draft. Uní Nnmpta and Urnfral
Utility, at tlio World's Cotton (Vnti'nnlal K.i posi-
tion, New Orleans, ovnr nil <'Oin|>ctllorH. Alllüto
There ii no good reason for believ-
ing, as many mothers believe, that di-
arrhce is ever caused by teething; nor
can it be accepted as salutary during
tt e period of dentition. Believing to
the contrary, many mothers have al-
lowed the trouble to run on in their
children, and so wasted the chances
Improvements—Double IInikIi Helm on lnrge (linn,
"djt I— — — ' "
- Adjustable Heed Hoards, ete., Imve been added.
HVsr.r «'III nrluHllv TKNTKI with «'OTTON
before shipment. Address fur further purtleulnrn
CLEAVES & FLETCHER. GAINESVILLE. TEX.
DON'T BUY a Useles Watch
From ary irrtap«naiblaa«lf,
Hoj«! t Jfm ^5'V;
WatCh. aliJe linn. We here |tlv« otir
friend* a Watch to QlIAKAN'
A dry, haeklng cough keeps the bronchial
tube* in a state ol constant Irritation,
whleh, If not speedily removed, may lead
to broncblti*. Ne prompter remedy can
be had than Ayer'a Cherry Pectoral, which
la both aa anodyne and expectorant.
Thirty-seven French soldiers, under
command ofl captain, a lieutétaant
and a sub-lieutenant, are said to have
marched from their barracks at Van-
ness to a railroad station twelve miles
distant in one hour and ñfty minutes
to salute a General whose train was to
stop at the station. Not a man fell
out on the march.
Quinine impairs the hearing, deitroya
the nervea and Injures the digestion.
Cheatham's Tabtblkss Chill Torio is
pleasant ta take, leaves no unpleasant
taste. Improves the dlgeatlon and builds up
the entire system. No cure o pay.
At a recent duel between two young
men at Warsaw, both fired and hit,
but the ballet of one was was flattened
against the cigar case of the other,
aid the bullet of the other was turned
aside by the pocket knife of his oppo-
nent The seconds decided the young
men were not born to kill each other
and declared the affair off.
A young woman who appeared as a
witness in a Philadelphia court the
other day aefused to kiss the Bible.
And. in commending her refusal, the
judge made the following statement:
"I am not surprised that this witness
did not kiss the book. I would not do
it either, a dirty book like that.
don't think this witness objected to
kissing the book because sha intended
to lie, but because it is a dirty book
« # |;CI1CU BHttCBO, put A lUUIMVUib J; ivr-
I respect fcer regard for her person aad lograph andei it, and it would be ca-
ber health. I actly aa if a face were represented.
We have received bundreda of testimo-
nials as te the efficacy ol Hunt's Cukk In
cases ot skin dlseaeee, and truly believe it
tbe best remedy known for Kingworm,
Tetter, Bcxema and similar diseases.
Guaranteed. 60 cents per box.
A wonderful pin to be stuck in an
evening bodice is the fac-simile of a
hand mirror. The glasspart is formed
of that very unusual stone, a flat dia-
mond. It is framed in tiny diamonds,
and the hat die is of diamonds a little
larger. Sp clear is the large one that
forms the glass that one could, with
perfect success, put a minature pho-
f KK, and yet sell aa low aa time*
extravagantly ««aorilwd bvun-
This Watch 3.60
Uaually *>ld by beat Jtwelera at
l.W. We cut pru-e in two.
knowing eur cuatomora will
1 upcak a good word for ua,"
and our inrreaMid trade on
Watcbea, Jewelry, Kilver-
ware, etc., will counter*
balance our lots on a few
thousand of theen adver*
tiaing Wetchea. The only
advertiainc in earlt Watch
however, ia a na|«;r lalsel
|iliwed inaidebark cover,
which purcbaaera are aak*
ed to show their friend*.
It calla attention to all our
gooda. THE WOHKH ara
genuine, high-graie, ex*
nanaion balance, quick*
train, adjuxted in 4 |mal*
tiona, elngnntly nickeled
and jeweled,not tbe cheap
Swim, kind CASK 1% th«
frenóme wnter and ¿u*t*
/inmf H herine. warranted
and atntii|H*d, by the K">at
Duaherfo. fot VOyeara. Bev-
eled cry ata I. If Ml rent in
■none)- <•! atampaare aent ua ap
a auaranl/e of good faith, we
ill send thin Watch by Ekpreaa
_ . <)ert to full eiamlnation. If en-
tirely riatikfa<toryf aend ua balanc*
Ayerrv mr any bank lu U.B* Bl® C®tOlOBÜ# FREK-
famous U. S. Solid Wheal
Wind Mill ever sold In Texas. Long
atroka, durable. Ns mill ever before of-
fered haa given such satisfaction. Bend
The above Company are Htate Agenta toi
theeelebiated Hslladsy Wind Milla, Salem
Pumpa, Farquhar Engines, Eureka Wind
Mills, ata. Have alwaye on band a lull line
St Machinery Supplies, Brass Gosda, Belt,
lag, Pipa, Well Caalng, Well Drills, ata.
Contract te tarnish enUre mill, gin si
water-tank outfte. Oet their prlaaa. It
yon aead anything in machinery Una, yoa
can save money by se doing.
s% Uva agenta wanted la every a*(
eounty in the stete.
Farmor can beglu to fatten their cattle, liogH, and sheep, for the groat Refrigerator
and Packing llouie now under way at Fort Worth, and s'avo freight and shrinkage to
Chloago, which moans a profit of several dollars per head.
Prompt Service, Convenient, well Drained Yards, Artesian Water, and Best of
WINSIST THAT YOUR STOCK BE FEI) THERE-®
exchange hotel open day and night.
J. G. WJLLIAM8, Superintendent.
H. Hv HAMILTON,
Wall Paper, Window Glass, Paints,, Olts.
A.mists' Materials, FMoture Frames, ICto.
747 Him sitroot'Dnllius. Teiass.
Fort Worth Nursery, Seed and Canning Company.
German Millet. Orand and Ambor Cano, Cotton Seed. Write for prices.
800 Main St., Fort Worth, Texas,
Or, .910 Main St., Dallas, Texas.
©. M. EDWARDS'
Best line of Pianos in the state, including Chickering, Decker,
Mathushek, and the celebrated Wheelock Pianos,
Bargains in second-hand pianos. Write for prices and terms.
Bolstien-Fresian Stock Farm,
FERRIS, ELLIS OO., TEX.
i^eudeA of Tlioioughbrod and Oruded
A I. BO
Houdan and Plymouth Rock Chickens.
Eggs, $1.00 for 13.
Cattle for salo on this farm are fully aooll*
cllmuti'd., Ti ese are the enitJo for Toxsa—
hardy and good rustlers. For further Information, Address N. J. DOTV, Manager,
orwe refer to tho editor of Tho Mercury. Ferris, Tex.
Protective and Detective Associatien,
Established in 1881. Head office,
Dallas, Texas. Branch offices—Atoka,
I. T.; Fort Smith, Ark.; Wichita, 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.
Dont neglect to send us the descrip-
tion of any stock you have lost in the
last 1 a or 18 months, as we are finding
numbers of them that had been given
up, and it will not cost you anything
if we don't find them. '
V Regulation Pin
- solid oold mom
76 OenU Koch.
This pin Is as exact rao
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with Bheaf of Wheat, Htar or Plow for an
Emblem, sent t>y expreas to any addreas
car FOK ONLT 91.75. aa
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