The Southern Mercury, Texas Farmers' Alliance Advocate. (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 9, No. 33, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 14, 1890 Page: 1 of 8
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' ORGANIZE. EDUCATE AND TO-OPERATt'
I OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE FARMERS STATS ALLIANCE OF TEXAS.]
'LIBERTY, «JUSTICE AND BQUA1JTV"
TOL. IX. JVO. 88.
DALLAS, TEXAS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 1', 1890.
WHOLE JVO. iSS
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THE IMB0DEN-HAM1LTCH MOBTGAGE CO.
CAPITA b, - - 100,000.
d0¥o"uVoT8?sAND I FOBT WORTH, TEXAS.
svHonev loaned upon forms, rauohes, vendors' Hen note* and city property at lowest current
rate . Loan closed quickly. Correspondence Invited.
OUR NEW YORK LETTER.
BY A FARMER BOY.
I have bought a large stock,
principally 011 tunc, which^nust be
paid for in sixty days, and for cash
during that time ever} thing will
SOLD FQR ONLY
10 Per Cent Profit 10
pgjT'Look for big sign on side
1031 Main St., DALLAS,TEX,
(Ed. Smith's 01 l Stand.
A. H. PEACOCK,
American Watches and
Setb Thomas' Clocks.
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E&~Kopairing in all branches, and work
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and i 'onomlsal hair dressing. 't has be-
come an indlspenslble article Tor the toilet.
' Where principle is, there is my
The bald man') motto: "Then Is room
a* the top." This top may be sup died
with a good crop of fine hair by usi-g
Hall's Hair Itenewer. Try It.
Mrs. Delia Cross of Brooklyn is
owner and captain of the schooner
As a general liniment for sprains and
bruises or for rheumatism, lame back, deep
seated or muscular pa'ns. Chamberlain's
Fain Balm is unriva'ed. For sale by W.
H. Ho veil & Bro., Dallas, Texas, and all
The more uniform the food oft' e
cow the more uniform the milk will be
My back aches! I am so tired! and sim-
ilar expressions are often heard Irom wo-
men who could save tbemselvc s much suf
ering by timely use of Dr. Dromgoole'
English Female Bitters. Don't wait until-
your ti Atbie becomes chronic.
By keeping the stables dark dur'ng
the diy t me, the stock in them will be
less b thercd with the flies.
Ayer's Hair Vigor Is clea. ly, agreeab'e,
beneficial, and sale. It Is the most elegant
and the most economical of toilet prepara
tions. By its use ladies car produce an
abundant growth ol hair, causing it to be*
come natural in col r, lustre, and texture.
Provide a good shade for the calves
a small pistura with a shed une'e-
which they can rest w 11 be of benefit.
No medicine In the world is in better re-
pute or moro widely knwB than Ayer's
Sursaparilia. As a safe and certain reme-
dy for all manner ol blood Jisoiders, lead-
ing physicians and druggists everywhere
recommend it in prelerence to any other.
When there is plenty of teams on
the farm to do good work it will be
found a good p'an to work item on-
ly a half a day at a time when the
weather gets hot.
Have we any truly great men at the pres-
ent day? Same doubt It, and ask to be
shown the mudern Washington, Franklin,
or Webster. However this m y be, of one
thing wa are sure, there never was a great-
er biood purifier than Ayei's Sarsaparllia.
Pigs must bs kept growing every
day, and in a mijority of cases it will
be best to give a light feed of gra:n or
bran slops at least once a day in or-
der to se:ur« this.
Much Injury is done by the use of Irrita-
ting, griping compounds taken as purga
tives. In Ayer's Pills, the patient has a
mild but effective cathartic, that can be
confidently recommended alike lor the
most delicate patients as well as the most
Generally it will be best to keep
the colt in the stable when the mare
is at work in the field. It is of no
possible advantage to the colt to be
tunning with the mare to worry and
fret her when she is hard at work.
The beautital crimson blush, the bright
sparkling eye a olear intellect—are so of-
ten wanting among our most lovely fe-
males, and why? Because they are suffer-
ing from some peculiar, lingering female
comjlatnt. A sure, safe and effectual rem-
edy, is English Female Bitters.
The ninth annual meeting of the
American Forestry Association, will
be held in Quebec from the 2nd to
the 5th of September: Additional in-
formation can be obtained from Dr. H.
M. Fiser, 919 Walnut street, Philadel-
Mr. John Carpenter, of Ooodland, Ind.,
•ays: «I tried Chamberlain'i Colic, Chol-
era and Diarrhoea Heaedy, for diarrhoea
and severe cramps, ant pains in the stom-
ach and bowel* with the best resalta. In
the worst eases I never had to give store
than the third dose to offset a eure. In
■oat oases one dose will do. Besides It's
other good qualities It Is pleasant to take."
26 aid BO cent bottles for aale by W. H
Howell A Br ., Dallas, Tes., aad all drag*
[prom our regular corri spondent.]
Fafmers Alliance Exchange )
331; Broadway }
Niw York, July 25, 1890.
OUR SUB-TREASURY PLAN.
The Farmers Alliance is indeed be-
coming noted. Business men who one
year ago had never heard of the or
ganv.ation are now awakening to the
fact that the Alliance is a power.
Even wall street thinks it of sufficient
importance to discucs, and their com-
ments are more or less amusing. Some
say that while they object to it on gen-
eral principles, so long as the general
government provides ware-houses for
whisky men, for silver men, and for
national banks, farmers had as well
have one. Take, for instance, the
following, clipped from one of the
''face TO FACE WITH RUIN.
Chicago, July A special dis-
patch from Jamestown, N. D., says:
Ii will be a startling piece of news to
the wheat growers of North Dakota to
find out on the eve of harvest that no
elevator in the slate will store grain
this year. This radical change in the
handling of the crop has been kept as
secret as possible. It was determined
upon, it is said, soon alter the law was
passed this year which makes all pub-
lic elevators and warehouses pay an
annual license of $250 per 1,000
bushels capacity. Nine-tenths of the
crop of the state has been heretofore
bought by the elevator companies upon
the Duluth and Minneapolis quota-
tions. A farmer could store his grain
in these elevators for fifteen days for
nothing, and keep it in store as long
as he desired to pay a small fee there-
for. Now, ths elevators will refuse
this on the ground that they are not
public elevators, and the farmer who
is mortgaged to the ears will this year
be compelled to sell his crop at what-
ever price the company chooses to al-
low him. In most cases this will leave
him penniless for the winter. The law
was supposed to be a reasonable one,
and was in the nature of a tax not so
easy to evade as the old tax law has
proved, but the companies, in order to
evade it, will resort to this sweeping
change, which will bring misery on
most of the wheat growers of this—a
class of men having from fifty to five
hundred acres in grain, which repre-
sents all they have in the world and
which now promises the first actual re-
turn for their labor in three years. By
the plan of forcing private buyers out
of the small stations and agreeing upon
a price, the principle elevators of the
state will have, as in the past, absolute
control of the enormous crop now
heading out. This crop will be so
large that the railroad companies have
stated that all the railroads combined
cannot furnish cars to move it one-
tenth as fast as required. If the ele-
vators decline to store it the confusion
and dismay that will result will be
something unparalleled. Of course
the demand for cars will be immensely
increased. Farmers, having had no
notice of the elevators' action, will not
have time to build bins or warehouses.
They have, as a rule, no granaries
now, and cannot get money to buy
lumber for new ones to store their own
grain in. Many of them bought seed
wheat of the elevator syndicate organ-
ized by Gov. Miller this spring. This
wheat wat charged for at $1 a bushel
and a lien taken on the crop, which
prevents the fanner from doing any-
thing with it except to turn it over to
the company as soon as thrashed.
The plan of the combine will result in
refers to the following parties who have
F. M. HUNT—Division Freight Agent T. and P. Railway, Fort
J. R. WADLEIGH, Commercial Agent, St. L., A. and T. Railway,
S. B. SCOTT, County Clerk, Dallas, Texas.
L. A. WILSON, of Wilson, Diamoi d & Co., Dallas, Texas.
E. P. TURNER, Union Ticket Agent, Dallas, Texas.
PROF. G. FRANK, ,Jefferson, Texas.
•JULES ALVORD, Wichita Falls. Texas.
D. A. TURNER, President Boaul of Trade, Vernon, Texas.
.JOHN W. MORRISON, Contractor, Dallas, Texas.
S. R. TURNER, Fort Worth, Texas.
1 And others too numerous to mention.
an agricultural panic for this section
of the state."
Now, if the above does not meet
every argument advanced ogainst the
passage of the sub-trrasury bill, what
will? Whenever politicians jump up
and howl about constitutionality and
principles, it reminds me of and old
cracker farmer in Florida. Mr David-
son could not support the petition of
the Florida farmers, asking fjr a tariff
on oranges, on account of principle.
The old farmer said: ' 1'iinriple be
durned, it won't feed and cl< the rny
hungry, tallow-faced chi dren." 1
think this old farmer has struck the
key note of success About all farm-
ers have been getting from electing
politicians to office is ' principles," un-
til they have nearly rcached the stage
of pauperdom. But they are awaken-
ing, and our country is ringing with
the demands of our farmers for some-
thing more substantial than "party
Again, it is amusing to note how the
politicians work. They tell the repub-
lican farmer that ihe Alliance success
means the supremacy of the demo-
crats, and vice versa for the democrat-
ic farmer. We have seen the foreign
and domestic price list on many lines
of agricultural implements, which
shows the fallacy of the protection
system. I heard a leading republican
say, while he was in 'favor of protec-
tion, he wanted it for all or none.
That is, he did not want the manufac-
turer protected while the farmer had
none. That is, if Mr. Carnegie want-
ed protection on iron products, why
not give the same to the Colton farmer
and the wheat grower? He said, give
us absolute free trade or absolute pro-
tect .in. What do you farmers say?
Can we permit Broad street, N. Y., to
gamble $36,000,000 annually from the
pockets of the consumers of coffee?
This is what they are doing, and yet
we are taking no steps to relieve our-
selves of this immense drain. Nor
can we get relief until we import our
Patrick Barry, the eminent horticuh
turalist, is dead.
During iho epidemic of flux In this coun
'■y laH sumrui r, 1 h id hard work to keep 11
►up >ly oi Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera
and Dlarrtuca Remedy on hand People
oflcn came ton ortwelv* irllvs inthe night
to get a bo tie or the Remedy 1 have
been sidling pntent medicines lor the lust
ten years >ud find that it lias given better
satisfaction In eases of dlarrhu'a and Dux
than n\ 01 lie med cine 1 have ever halt
diet. J. H IlKNll M, Drtiggi >t. < i oleo/, «la.
l'ope Co , III. Over "vn hundred bottlei-
of till Remedy were sold In th >t county
during the cplcemle reforred to. It was a
porloct ruccoss and wan Ihe only rented)
that did cur ttjo worst cases. Distei s ol
por ons there will certify that It s.ived thoir
lives In four other epidemics ol bov cl
iompl int this Remedy lias been equally
Hticcesslul. '25 and 00 cent bottles for side
by W. II. Howell A: Uto , Dallas, Tex,, and
all dtuggls s.
Enterprise and Push Win.
If there is a firm in the U. S. that
has got enterprise and push ab ut
them it certainly is the Wtlber H.
Murray Manufacturing Co., of Cincin
nati, O , who manufacture the world
renowned $55 95 ''Murray" Buggies
and $5.95 Harness. The tremend
ous business they are doing show con-
clusively what enterprise and push,
coupled with honeit, itraightforward
business methods, can do. The im-
mense sales of the "Murray" buggies
and harness direct to consumers is
making the oldest business men of the
country open their eyes in astonish-
ment. From a small start the "Mur-
ray" people have worked up to a bus
iness that is second tp none. Mr. W.
H. Murray, their president, says his
motto, first, last and all the time, is,
"tremendous sales and minimum
The editor of this paper wishes
there were more firms like the Wilber
H. Murray Manufacturing Co., for if
there were, other articles besides bug-
gies and harness would be sold at
prices within the reach of all
The mosquitos on the Jersey coast
this year are reported so big that they
have to get down on their knees to
drink out of a tin cup. Nobody will
blame the President and Mrs. Harri-
son for moving to Cresaon Springh.—
UncJe Gabe Jones.
Mr. Editor:—I felt like crowing
last week over J'in Hogg's victory.
Not that it was Jim Hogg, bu' because
the people have spoken, and the be-
hest has been heard a'l along 'he line,
and now it only remains for the repre-
sentatives e f the people, when assem-
bled at San Antonio, to make the vic-
tory complete by fixing the platform
in accordance with the expressed will
of the people, which they will no doubt
do. But I hear that they intend ta
declare against the Alliance pet scheme
—the sub-treasury bill. To this, your
Uncle Gabe does not object—believ-
ng it to be paternal, discriminating,
undemociatic and anti-American. But
why make war on this particular meas-
ure? It is in'ended to relieve the
farmers of the South and West, and in
this part of our c uiUry severty-five
er cent are producers. Is not this
the "greatest good to the greatest
number?" Now, if the San Antonio
convention speaks against this meas-
ure, let them include all discriminating
acts which militates against the masses.
They should declare either in favor o f
or against the banking sjstem; for or
against the tariff; for or against the
whisky bonds; for or against combina-
tions and trusts, organized under pro-
tective laws, and not single out tins
one measure which is intended to ben-
efit every cotton producer in Texas.
Now, your Uncle Gabe wants to
lay down .1 p'atform fjr the people—
and ' the people" means the democrat-
ic party in l exas. It is this: Oppo-
sition to discrimina:ing laws of all
kinds, favotirg regulation of transpor-
tation, and increasing the circulation.
And while this plat'orm, like all oth-
ers, deals in generalities, the voters
should make all applicants for public
favors specify particu'arly what they
mean. Wnat is sauce for the goose
will not hurt the gander; and while
we are going for Hogg let us go the
whole hog. If we declare agaiust one
evil why net d( clare against every sim-
ilar evil? Vour Uncle,
The Jjucky Winners.
At the last drawing oi The Lcusiana
State Lottery there were two citizens
of Galveston who were fortunate
enough each to win very handsome
slices of one of the capital prizes, their
tickets being Pactional parts of ticket
No. 90,207 which won $100,000, the
two winners seruring as their ^are of
this amount $2 500 each. One was
Oscar Wm. Ekelund, a cabinet maker
who ret ides at No 159 T wenty-seventh
street, be ween Market and Postoffice,
the other Geo. Weiss, a deliverer for
Fox's bakery. Mr. Ekelund being a
former citizen of New Orleans grew up
under the infljence of The Lousiana
S:ate Lottery and for four or five years
he invested regularly in the drawings
tht re, and during the past eight y tars
in Galvt ston he has dallied with the
fickle goddess regularly once a month,
winning during that time sufficient ap-
proximations to whet his appetite.
He believed in the old maxim about a
"faint heart," etc , and continued un-
til finally rewarded, and though he is
now more than compensated for all
his investment he saj s he intends to
continue it as the most profitable he
has ever engaged in.
Mr. George Weiss, the winner of
the other $2,500, was a winner against
his faith. 1 Ie says he never had faith
in lotteries of any kind, and that the:
ticket he bought and won for himi
$2,500 was forced upon him. Thus
while some men are born lucky others
have luck thrust upon them He
bought the ticket the day before the
drawing, and the next day found that
he had won $9,500, his surprise can
bjtter be imagined than described.
It was the third ticket he had ever
purchased, but he says that in the fu-
ture if any month passes without his
buying a ticket it will be because he
has not got the dollar to do it with.
Galveston (Tex.) New , July 9. ^—
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