The bottle says: " THE CONTENTS OF THIS IS POISON! THE TEXAS Cotton Worm Destroyer Patented May 19, 1874. No. 151,078. DIRECTIONS:- Dissolve the contents of this bottle in one barrel (say 42 gallons), of cold water and apply to the plant. When convenient, it is preferable to use it late in the evening. PRESTON & ROBIRA, Sole Agents, Galveston, Texas. Strickland & Clarke, Stationers and Printers, Galveston. "