The Plow Boy (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 5, Ed. 1, Saturday, May 1, 1869 Page: 7 of 8
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a lew from
5r s tu tut) merely to show that our
liblieation ia being known and esti-
"Tho Texas Plow Boy is worth
tun times its mice to the liconlc of
Texas and should be well supported.
Those who sustain an enlightened
press aie the benefactors of tin1
State." Letter from Illinois.
" History is silent in recording an
instance of a prosperous people where
their agricultural interests weie not
fostered. 1 regaid the Texas Plow
3oy as the lever which will move the
minds of thousands." Letter from
" Hurrah for the Texas Plow Boy !
It is just such a paper as Texas needs
the farmers ot your state it will
Dve a valuable acquisition." Let-
" The great West has progressed
more rapidly by reason of the aids
which have been given her producing
interests through her agiicultuial
newspapers. You have touched the
true ebotd in the enterprise of pub-
lishing The Texas Plow Boy. It
will vibrate I hope throughout your
beautiful state until her valleys shall
teem with the varied industries of
bibv millions." Letter from Ken
"The Texas Plow Boy although
devoted chiefly to the agricultural in-
terests of Texas contains an assorted
riety of excellent reading which
ould give it value as a iheside
newspaper. It ought and it will be
well sustained. I have shown the
copy I have to quite a number of my
friends and they arc very much inter-
ested in it. Any reliable information
about Texas is greedily sought for
hero. Send me one dozen copies of
the next number for which find en-
closed 150." Letter from Georgia.
" A friend in Texas sent ine a copy
of the Texas Plow Boy which was
l cuuived only day before yesterday.
I read it over and banded it to a
friend and he to another. We like
the paper very much ; and as there
a good deal of interest felt heie in
any thing that hails from Texas I
send thiee dollais for myself and Mr.
. Give us reliable information
about your state. It is what the
people heie want." Letter from
Tie young pfrasshop
ous in some parts of Bi
while there aio none in others. The
Advertiser says that the damage that
will likely bo sustained by them cannot
be assessed until they have grown to
.sufficient size to wing their flight to
other sections. About town garden-
ers complain of devastation to their
vegetables by them. Whether these
pests have done their worst and will
disappear for another long period or
do still further damage wo tiro unable
to conjecture. Although their visita-
tions ate new to many of our citizens
they arc not so to the country. The
early setters of Massachusetts were
visited by this plague and thoic arc
records of them in most of the Slates.
Sugar culture in Louisiana received a
n'l'i.- imiwifna from llir Tieif n timiva rV
b.v-i..u i."..u WW... I..U ....... u. "..... .
ii-riihsliopijors strange as it may sound.
ft is recorded that in 1792 Stephen
Bore finding his indigo crop a failure
for three successive years on account
ol the locusts determined to try the
cultivation of the c.me. His friends
protested and his wife remonstrated
with tears against this sconunglolly ol
an almost ruined man but the attempt
proved a success and through his ef-
forts one of the most productive
branches of industry in Louisiana was
fully established. Gal. Civilian.
Siiamt-ning Edge Tools. The
Mark Lane Express copies the follow-
ing recipe for sharpening edge tools
from a German scientific journal for
the benefit ot fanners mechanics and
"It has long been known that the
simplest method of sharpening a la-
zor is to put it for half an hour in
water to which has been added one-
twentieth ot its weight of muriatic
acid then lightly wipe it off and af-
ter a few hours set it on a hone. The
acid here supplies the place of a whet-
stone by corroding the whole surface
evenly so that nothing farther than
a smooth polish is necessary. The
process never injures good Dinu.es
while badly baldened ones are gener-
ally improved by it although the
cause of improvement lemains unex-
plained. Of late this process has been ap-
plied to many other cutting imple-
ments. The workman at the begin-
ning of his noon-spell or when he
leaves it in the evening moistens the
blades of his tools with water acidu-
lated as above the cost of which is
almost nothing. This saves the con-
sumption of time and labor in whet-
'llP. follnwincr iiminintmniifc in
ireigu missions have been made lt
resident Grant: M'h
John .Jay minister to Austria. w
tloseph U.Jones minister to Beljnull
.limn rs nrin iimiisrrtr tn stifl'
Hon. J. Motley minister to E
i ' n ..
.tiiuirew u uurtiu. ministeipy
it 11 SSI 11.
Col. Leopold Maikbrait mil
Wm. A. Pile minister to Vei
el a. a
RobertO. Kirk minister to A
tivin ln.tiil.lln t!
nut J.IA.-lUU!Ui -iVK
Stephen A. Ilurlbut ininisttfy&l
rui "VV IT Ml ! Ti ill
xneiN. x in mine states Tiinsau
ratification of the 15th constituM.w5-
. . ... . pttxKJl
al amendment is almost beyond
The i evolution in Cuba is sti
grossing with a fine piospect
The N. 0. Orescent has bfc n i
in the N. 0. Times auib: OoLJ
has become connected with tKw.(?M
Tho mm in Mi p. Tliaiion Pnoi&iiii
. - '. ..
roiul is only twenty -flivo mi
connection win soony bo mai
probably so now. i
SA J1PS(M & H K N 11 I U lv fc
CONGRESS AYENUH AUSTIN
Merchants and dealers in Dry Goods.
Airriiun it. km:y.
Cotton ami Wool Factors
Texa. Audits for tho Arrow Iron Tie?
irl3!" Wo never buy cotton or wool on
our own account.
r.viiunrr w. von uoskniieiio.
R. JOHNS & CO. TEXAS
LAND AGENCY HANKING AND
EXCHANGE Austin Tf.xas. Purchase
and sell Heal Estate pay Taxes ami adjust
Titles. Viosccuto 1ind and Money Claims
agiinit tho St.ito nnd Federal Governments.
Make collections receive deposits aim oxc-
'U v. . ..!. JL.1M T
iiitiu was it sim'iiHuu u
and middle latitude t
the Aurora Bureaus iv&mrmSiWi
States on the lGtb ApSM
A new naner is to hi
L t JTIJ
Work on the Railroad?!
ham to Austin has been
ltr..rrm 1 t. it rl rl H 1 1 I ll
IJ IIVUU llllUtllUll Willi" MWrfraji
grants lately arriveti uy on
San I1 rancisco.
" Cornod Bsef."
The pickle should be made as fol-
lows : To six gallons of water add 9
lbs. of pine salt 3 lbs. of brown su-
gar 1 quart of molasses 3 ounces of
saltpetre and one of pearlash. Lot
these ingredients be boiled and care-
lly skimmed as long as imi unties
m the sugar and salt continue to
arise to the surface.
"Knickerbocker pickle just what
everybody knew before" you say.
But wait a moment and see it wo
don't tell you something you xlid not
know before. When the water is
ready to receive thd rest of the mate-
I rial pour in the saltpetre only and
when dissolved in the water boiling
Hi dip your beef piece by piece into the
ipboiling saltpetre water holding it for
a few seconds only in the hot bath.
When the beef has all been thus im-
mersed and becomes quite cool pack
it in the cask where it is to remain.
n proceed with your pickle as at
directed and when perfectly cold
it out upon the meat winch
i be kept down by a cover and
lmersing of beef in hot salt-
kr contracts the surfneo by
pores und prevents the
fieat from going out into
The saltpetre absorbed
Itid or cooked surface
lit thrit passes thro'
ig the most per-
The following curious sentence
''Salor arcpo tend opera rotas" is
not first-class Latin but can be freely
translated "I will cease from my
woik ; the sower will wear away bis
wheels." It has these peculiarities :
L'Mrst it spells backwaids and forwards
the same ; second the first letters of
each word spell the first word ; third
all the second letters of each word
spell the second word ; fourth all the
third and so on through the fourth
and fifth ; then we find that the last
letters of each word spell the first
word the next to the last of each
word spell the second woid and so
loi ill you
EDITOR : PLE&I "jl
t-iinti tifiniiAH? f lin
rn 1 i'.'.i.
? :. v.
Tailor's trimmings of all
Ladies' Dress and Fancy Goods
Stationery of every descrpiti'in
Fancy Fmits Preserve Jellies Groceries
both fancy and family.
India Itubber belting and packing
Wood and Tinware
Segars and Tobacco
AVinos and Liquors
Iron and Steel
Carpenter's tools of all descriptions
Saddler'n tools and trimmings.
Horse shoes and horse shoo nails
Printing paper (news and bool)
Paints and Oil.
Their stock in trado comprises every article
used by the consumer.
OTIOE.-STRAYED or STOLEN
one BAY HOUSE. 1-U hands high Mar
in forehead biiddlo-marked. Thcpj may bo
a piueo ol topu on his neck. Branded on tho
right shoulder thus P. For tho delivery of
s.iul horse or inlormatioii ol linn 1 will pay
lift ceii dollars. Ten miles Last of Lockhart
on Walnut creek Apiil 10 1808.
QORGO CANE MILLS COOK'S
0 EYAPOKATOltS OUUKOIl BELLS
and Agricultural Implements at Manufactur-
ers' prices with transportation added and
delivered at Austin Brenlmin or Lavnca.
beiul to ib. Is. lirusli Austin Texas lor a lice
ciicular and pi ice:).
S. 11. BRUSH Texas Agent
for Blymer Norton & Co.
liam acxas tuoy ci
Liquors Susar Mol
description of Fancy and Fat
at tho lowest pi ices
Merchants and others who wish 1;
tfi"J$k They are constantly selling and constantly
?vPnishinS) so tlwt buyers may at all times
W II 0 L E SALE
AVniwmoi' ' ' i a quality and quantity to suit any de-
f'Mfmawl upon them as well as goods at retail
iiJ at tho very
ie either at wholesale or retail wilt y
Slaters the bet bargains to bo bad injfeSjjM
WSSARR1AGE MAKING. WAGON
Cho articles ato iliiuct (torn first Imnds imy:J."jVA
n.i... . m.tiYiiiliM
VIILUU mm U1UUU CUIlSlglllllUIit. X"iEjW;iV;ivrW
bo sold as low as they can be bought iw?ttM$
ANUFACTORY and ULAOKSMlTIIINfi.
JONES & CO
their shop in tho two story stono build-
5tfTff5JetSc Aust'") Texas. Tboy execute all work
usincss or pleasure ought to go to tmywi
UiJVirt&jMioir lino of business from the best mate-
fofwwy'ilind in the best inannor.
The process of dividing farms in
California is going on very rapidly.
A great many of the new sottleis aie
buying land and paying much moio
attention to the cultivation of tho
soil than has been usual with the
farmers who have owned and planted
The 0alifornian8 are sensible peo-
ple. There is a man in tho west who
has moved so often that whenever a
covered wagon comes near his housp
his chickens all march up find fall on
their backs and cross their legs ready
to bo tied and carried to the next
There is a certain softness of man-
ner which in eithor man or woman
adds a charm that almost entirely
compensates for lack of beauty.
m. i i.tJ...
Thin man. " Boy what's that
Ed. Pi.ow Buy : jjjverv who visits A
of William J. Olipiiant on Pecan Strccl
tr;s ..!... .. oi.i:ii ..;. ii ni y-c.4i
convenient and comfortable. Any ono tuny 1$
there see pictures of all sizes from tho most
diminutive miniatures for lockets pins &c
on seventeen by twenty incli plates. Thoy
aro executed in tho very highest frtylo of tho
art and cannot fail to elicit admiration.
Whetwccn tho Postoflicc and tho Court-
In this establishment can bo found a complcto
DIURJS PATJ3NT 31RDTCINES
In fact everything tlmt is UBiially kept by
Druggists which will ho sold nt the lowest
Everytliing Warranted Genuine
S31- ALEXANDER & SON nro agents Tor
(lev. E. A. Wilson's Cclohrutcd Consuiiiiition
Prescriptions Carefully Compounded.
337" Ono of tho firm will always bo found at
tho titoro at night.
flo. lii liurclny St. New-York.
A. ALLEN ? r
T. BROWN S ''oocwo'1"!rs
AND TEXAS SUPPLY AGENCY
J. W. GREGORY P. 0. Box 2434
or caro of Messrs. H. J". Raker & Bro. Castor
Oil Manufactory 215 Pearl St. N. Y.
PiT TAYLOR and S. COOPER
Painters and Trimmers.
ing dono neatly and at short notice.
;'&Pjffipid vehicles taken jn oxcliango for
4K0W carriages and buggies always on
1WT E A T MARKET
A. G. BUDINGTON
At bis stand in tbo brick building nost.to
pAkvAGES BUGGIES WAG-
ons aiSftWhicles of nil kinds mado to order.
'a4wS5ll'i"K in all its branches at tho
mSm n.:.... ...
f "! "j
ffijSgS & REYNOLDS
jairing neatly and promptly
All kint' fom
w. ii. ral
Op the Galveston Nkws anij Tjsxas
Having permanently located in tho city of
New York is prepared to attend to business
of every desutipliuu on commission sent to
him from any part of Texas. Collections made
in the cities of Now York Boston und Phila-
delphia and the amounts less tho usual com-
missions promptly remitted by drafts on Gal
veston. Any nrticlo thnt can bo procured in
tho Northern markets purchased nt tho very
lowest rates nnd forwaidod nn directed. All
All orders for purchases inubt bo uccouipanicd
Liberal advnnccu mndo on consignments of
produce on receipt of Bills of Lading nnd
lelurim ol sulcu made uecompunicd by remit-
tances. Special attention given to tbo salo of Texas
property of which a full description must bo
sent which will bo duly recorded for inspec-
tion. Parties visiting New York nro invited to
call nt the " Toxus Agency" where thoy will
find full files of Texas miners also files of tho
Texas Almanac and map since tho commence-
ment of its publication with mupa of diflercnt
counties anil sections of tho State and other
information in relation to Xoxas ot muoluuilu
to tlioso Booking homes there or do.
ty looking dog following
fco can furnish tbo
lnvnst in xexaH pro
AT .' -WW
J M. BE
insulting noy " Hq
ki .1. r
of tho firm of Pi
buse btiildimr and all
H . . . M
iccuieu in tuo best efl
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