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everywhere, owing to its richness in aperient salts.
victims of uric acid, for those who are given to dining It is a trustworthy agent, and is more agreeable to
not wisely but too well; and for those who may the taste than most of the other saline waters.
sometimes look too lovingly on the wine when it is What the humble necessary dustman is to the
red; and peradventure also when it is white. Mineral dwelling in which we live, that Mineral Wells Water
Wells Water may be called the friend of the "diner is to the house not made with hands, which is the
out." local habitation of the human spirit.
For persons given either by occupation or infirm
The mineral waters are found in solid rock about
ity to a sedentary life the water is simply invaluable. 150 feet beneath the surface. The strata of rock in
In the old phrase it "disappilates" the spleen, carrying
off the hurtful matter that would else accumulate
in the system and cause disease and exorcising the
demons of ill-temper, discontent, despondency and
The busy man, who has to catch his train in the
morning, can take a drink of Mineral Water over es dw:t
night without fear; it will produce the desired er
feet before he starts, and give him no further trouble.
The great and particular merit of this admirable
product of nature's laboratory is that, unlike other
purgatives, it brings about reform without revolu-t o
tion; it can be used without risk by the most delicate,
by the youngest child, or the oldest man or
woman. which this water is found is some forty feet in thickIt
is not claimed for Mineral Wells Water that it ness and the water seems to seap or sweat through
is a panacea, but it is a necessary complement ot into the reservoir sunk into the rock by man. Thus
most other remedies. It does not cure all diseases, it will be seen that the quantity is inexhaustiblebut
it cures that which is the cause of many dis
the larger the reservoir the greater the supply. The
eases, and a distressing symptom of more-the im
mineral water is found in the southeast part of the'
perfect removal of waste matters from the system. business portion of the city, where it is strongly imMineral
Wells Water is therefore a necessity of a pregnated with iron. As one proceeds north up the
healthy life and the need of it is universal. This valley the water becomes stronger.
natural water is largely prescribed by physicians
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Texas and Pacific Railway - General Passenger Department. Mineral Wells, Texas, text, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21925/m1/9/?rotate=90: accessed May 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Boyce Ditto Public Library.