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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 10 December 1891

Dec. 10, 1891. SOUTHERN MERCURY. Marine Subsidies. In this corrupt age, it ap- pears that politicians have but one aim, that of success, and that, too, at any sacrifice of public inter- est. Speculation is rife, and the opportunity, in any direction, is considered worthy of effort, even though it violate the conscience of the individual concerned. Mr. Ingalls announced the disuse of the decalogue and gol- den rule, in every day politics, and, one might be pardoned for as- serting that the principles enunci- ated in either, find no place in bus- iness life as well. When we consider the conjunction of business and practical politics, or more properly, a business, which could not in equity or honesty ex- ist, except for the amount of politi- cal service or influence, a man or a number of men can render, it is de- plorable. We allude to marine sub- sidies. Recognizing the tact that the "bosses" have already issued or- ders to the partisan press, the re- publican papers are beginning to ...

Publication Title: Southern Mercury, The
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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 10 December 1891

SOUTHERN MERCURY. Dec. 10. 1891. PRESS COMMENTS. This year's bounty on Vermont maple sugar, is estimated at $100,- 000—and no questions as\ed. But why snould the people be taxed to pay that money?—New York World. All subsidien are robberies and are granted to make votes. The "bosses" of both factions, seem to vie with each other in extrava- gance, looking to catching votes. There being no principle involved, nor difference between them, they each depend on money for success. Shame on such prostitution. There are 127 sub-treasury Alli- ances in Texas, that follow McAl- lister's lead from the date of the split.—San Antonio Daily Light. The above is from the only re- publican daily in Texas. If the Light, or any one else, will furnish The Mercury with the name, number, or address of the 127 sub- Alliances, The Mercury promises to publish same on our front page. Again, The Mercury hereby agrees to publish the name any address of any 127 sub-Alliances to be found in the United States, wh...

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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 10 December 1891

Dec. 10. 1891. SOUTHERN MERCURY. What is a Political Party? At a glance, this seems to be a very simple question; yet it is of more real significance than is gen- erally supposed. A party is one thing, while a faction is quite an- another. A party is any consider- able number of men, holding and teaching well defined principles, upon which they are agreed. A faction, is a few men claiming to belong to a particular party, but differing with members of said par- ty on one or more principles. There is really no republican party in existence, on a strict con- struction of the term. The re- publican party, at its origin, embodied only two great prin- ciples; 1st, the abolition of the African slave trade, and freedom from chattel slavery of the negroes of the United States; 2nd, the granting ®f subsidies in aid of pub- lic improvements. To-day there is no republican party, the original having been split into factions. There are republicans who favor, 1st, high tariff; 2nd, low tariff; 3rd...

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 10 December 1891

6 SOUTHERN MERCURY. Dec. 10, 1891 They Did Not, and How We Split. Bro. L. K. Taylor, editor of that most excellent paper, the Nashville (Tenn.) Toiler, proceeds to pin up some of the liars, as follows: "The American, the Banner, and other papers in Tennessee, have stated positively that the National Alliance had endorsed the Peoples party. We were present at the na- tional meeting, and we state on the additional authority of every dele- gate from Tennessee, that the state- ment is a lie, manufactured out of whole cloth. Not a single word was said in the body on the subject of endorsing any political party, it was distinctly stated to the body by President Polk, and accepted by every mem- ber, that the Alliance was not a po- litical party, and had no right to endorse any political party in its organized capacity, but that each individual member had the right to vote with, and work for any po- litical party he might choose. The falsehoods sent our over the coun- try, as to the actions...

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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 10 December 1891

bee. 10,1891. SOUtHEftN MERCURY. ? ORGANIZED LABOB. 'Frisco pressmen's union has 127 members. Cigar makers in New York City won a shop strike. Syracuse has 22 union and six non-union job offices. New York painters are fined $25 for working over time. Chicago socialists are organizing the working women of that city. Slate and tin roofers' unions are going to form an international soon. Cincinnati carpenters secured an increase from 28 to 30 cents per hour. Colorado and California Alli- ances endorse the Ocala plat- form. New York insurance sharks are going to raise the rate on farm risks. The American flint glass work- ers have over $500,000 in their treasury. Colored waiters in New York were reorganized by the Knights of Labor. New typographical unions were organized at Oswego and Water- town, N. Y. • Denver unions are agitating the abolition of the Pinker ton agency in that city. The first iron works in America was established near Jamestown, \Ta., in 16Í9. Carriage and wagonmakers...

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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 10 December 1891

SOUTHERN MERCURY. Dec. 10,1891. The Southern Mercury OFFICIAL ORGAN Texas Farmers Alliance and Industrial Union. ONI DOLLAR A YBAH IN ADVANOB. Published Every Thursday by the Farmers state Alliance Publishing Company. MILTON PARK, Managing Editor, and General Manager. Office: Second Foor Alliance Ex- change Building:. Entrance 152 Wood Street. Entered at the postofflce, Dallas, Texas, aa second-class mail matter. N. R. P. A. Never waste large ammunition on small game. Agitation, organization educa- tion, civilization. Abuse is no argument, and slan- der is not evidence. The best article of truth is naked. It needs no apparel. So live and act that you will be considered somebody. Truth seems never to have made the acquaintance of some men. Reform must come or the liber- tics of the people are gone. In Kansas the Alliance has a paid up membership of 100,000. Cleveland is a "jumbo"—lie is bigger than all the other "bosses." A religion without a full fellow- ship with humanity, is count...

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Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 10 December 1891

Dec. 10,1891. SOUTHERN MERCURY. 9 UNFAIR COMPARISONS. There are those who persist in as- serting that there a great war between the grange and the Alli- ance, when really it is only the howl of a few self-appointed lead- ers of the grange who are serving the partisan .bosses by the course they are pursuing. In proof of this, there is no vituperation or mud slinging indulged in by any of the grange organs out side of Texas; but on the contrary, they co-operate, a spirit that all true re- formers will heartily approve. The gold-bug press of the east has attacked President Polk's utter- ance made in his annual address, showing the relative condition of the farmers in 1867 and 1887, and the Meadville (Pa.) Farmer, the official organ of the state grange of Pennsylvania, has this to say on the subject: ''President Polk in his address before the Alliance convention at Indianapolis made the statement that although the crops of 1867 were less than half as large as those of 1887, they brought...

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Page 10 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 10 December 1891

10 SOUTHERN MERCURY. Dec. 10.1891. REFORM THOUGHT. St. Louis (Mo.) Monitor: If you want better laws, cast your votes for better platforms and better men. Waco (Tex.) Evening News: A public office is a public trust. The office holder trusts to the powers that be, to retain him in office. •** Cleveland (Ohio) Citizen: One very good reason why a man should tell the truth is that it is not the tax on his memory that a lie would be. * * * St. Louis Journal of Agriculture: The farmers of the country are being edu- cated more rapidly in the science of government, than any other class. * * * Sparta (Tex.) Alliance Democrat: If the sub-treasury is paternal, national banks are both paternal and maternal and have only a few pet children at that. *** Abilene (Tex.) Sentinel: The pri- mary cause of the disintegration of so- ciety and the destruction of every na- tion in past ages has been the same- usury. * * Dublin (Tex.) Progress: The lawyer is one whose business it is to constantly look after...

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Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 10 December 1891

Dec. 10,1891. SOUTHERN MERCURY. II Gainsville (Tex.) Signal: It ¡B organ- ized labor against organized capital: Daily the lines are being more clearly defined, There is no use disguising the truth, or attempting to evade the is- sue. Let the struggle come—the sooner the better, and the less expensive will it be to the country. *** Linden (Tex.) Alliance Standard: The congress that passed the exception clause in the greenback, which resulted in saddling a debt of more than 3,000,- 000,000 gold dollars on the people, was made up as follows: 180 bankers, 00 lawyers, 17 manufacturers, 7 physi- cian?, 1 mechanic and 1 farmer. « * Cottonwood (Tex.) Prodigal: We should avoid being made a eatspaw for those who would use us and thus fasten the chains of the money power more closely about us. Vote for principles not for party, measures not men, and let entanglements alone. They will smile in your face and stab you in the back, politically. *-** Little Rock (Ark.) Farmer: Corporate power has s...

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Page 12 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 10 December 1891

12 SOUTHERN MERCURY. bee. Ib. mu DIRECTORY, NATIONAL FA1MI&I ALLIAKCB AMD IWDU T*IAL OKIOH L. L. Polk, President, North Carolina. H. L. Louck, Vice President, South Dakota. J. H. Turner, Secretary,-Treasurer, Georgia. J. F. WUlets, Lecturer, Kansas. C. W. Macune, Chairman, } Executive Board. Jadlolary Dep't Legislative Com. A. Wardall, J. V. Tillman, R. a Patty, Chairman, Isaae MoCraeken, A. K Cole. R. W. Beck, l. l. Pom, 0. W. Macune, Alonzo Wardall, J. F. Tillman, L. P. Featherston, Mann Page, W. F. Qwynne. The Secretary, and Chairman of Executive Board are located at 289 North Capitol street, Washington, D. C. The President's ofllce Is 844 D. street, Wash- ington, D. C. statx orricxBf, PresidenLEvan Jones, Dublin, Texas. Vice-President, T. J. Anderson, Paris, Texas. Secretary, Mrs. N. L. Barret, Dallas., Texas. Lecturer, J. M. Perdue, West Mountain, Texas. O. L. Clark, Ch'n, Huckabay, Tx.,) R. A. High, Blooming Grove Tex, > Executive J. W. Biard, Com. C. J. Jackson, Corn H...

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Page 13 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 10 December 1891

THE 52 Times a Year. AND SIGNS OFu Full of Pictures. Published Every Wednesday at no to lao Bible House, New York City. Louis Klopscli, Publisher. A CHRISTMAS PRESENT FROM DR. TALMAGL HE CHRISTIAN HERALl), Edited by Rev. Dr. Talmage, is the Brightest and Most Widely Circulated Religious Family Weekly Newspaper in the Country. It is Full of the Choicest Reading Matter and Lightened up with Hosts of BEAUTIFUL PICTURES. Every week it Contains a PIECE OF MUSIC with Words Selected by IRA 1). SANKEY. It is Beautifully Printed on Excellent Paper, from Clear Type and Neatly Bound. Once Introduced, it Ever after is Assured a Hearty Welcome. Doors and Hearts are Gladly Opened to Receive it. You Cannot Make a Mistake by Subscribing lor it at Once. DR. TALMAGE WILL SEND AS A CHRISTMAS GIFT FREE To Every New Yearly Subscriber at $2.00, a Genuine OXFORD TEACHER'S BIBLE. The Teacher's Bible CONTAINS; Tlie Holy Scriptures with Ref- erences. And All tlie Helps. summaries of tlie Several Rooks. Tattl...

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Page 14 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 10 December 1891

14 SOUTHERN MERCURY Dec. 10,1891. TEXAS GENERALLY. The Oak Clilf Journal rises from aelies and is neat and spiny. The Waco Day came to us with 10 bright pages on last Tuesday. Thornton, says the Herald, should have brick or plank walks. San Marcos has gone "dry," and eight saloons must close up. The Texas cotton crop this year will amount to o* 2,000,000 bales. The Texas sma1'. i/o/ begins to get his sock ready for Christmas reception. The Mercury gladly notes the improvement in the West Texas Sentinel. The weather the past week lias been as changable as a maiden at sweet sixteen. Nearly four million pounds of wool have been marketed at San Angelo this season. The grade on the proposed rail- road from Georgetown to (í ranger, has been completed, T. E. Bailey is succeeded in the porprietorship of the Cisco Round- Up by Frank Nernon. The County Alliance of Brown has adopted the Brownwood Com- mercial as their spokesman. The Greensville Banner says Hunt county will send 10,000 beeves t...

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Page 15 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 10 December 1891

Dec. 10.1891. SOUTHERN MERCURY. 15 INDUSTRIAL INNINGS. ? United States' farm mortgages amount to $15,350,575,000. The production of silk annually reaches over 1,000,000 pounds. Latest returns from the cotton states, make an unfavorable show- ing for a large yield. Denver Trades Assembly forced the city council to pass a munici- pal eight hour law. In Minnesota, wheat is* selling at from 80 to 90 cents per bushel, while in Liverpool, England, it is worth $1.50. Figure it out. The corn crop of the United states for 1891, will not be less that ol bushels for each man, woman and child in the country. The average yield per acre of po- tatoes for the country this year, is estimated 93.9 bushels, the largest since 1883, when it was 91 bushels. A Connecticut man has invented a machine, which automatically feeds his chickens at night and morning. It is run by clock work. America has shipped 87,000,000 bushels of wheat to Europe, in the past two months, and has received about $85,000,000 in g...

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Page 16 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 10 December 1891

16 80UTHERN MERCURY. Dec. 10,1891. APPOINTMENTS. J. M. PERDUE will give five public lectures at the fol- lowing times and places: January 12, Lampasas, 8 p. m. " 13, Nethington, 10 a. m. " 14, McCreaville, " " 15, Lometa, " " 16, Higgings Gap, " Uro. Ferdue informs me that lie will divide time and discuss the questons at issue with any man of ability and gentlemanly learning, who differs from tlB. _____ S. O. Daws Will speak in Trinity county as follows: December 15 at Millikin Chapel. " JO at Arnold at 1 p. m. " 17 at Ellis Prairie at " " " 18 at Pennington at" " " 19 at East Praire at " " " 21 at Gentralia at" " " 22 at Scrub Creek at " " " 23 at Graveton at" " The brothers will furnish transporta- tion aud pay all expenses. These lec- tures will be public and everybody is invited. J. D. Cady Will lecture on the principles and aiinB of the Farmers Alliance on the following named dates and places: LI.ANO COUNTY. December 12, at Dancer Flat, 7 " " 15, at Llano Town, 7 " " 17, at Cap...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 17 December 1891

p •Organize. Educate and Co-Operate. Official Journal of the Farmers State Alliance of Texas. YOL X, 10. 51. DALLAS. TEXAS, THURSDAY, DEC. 17. 1891. Why Just $50P A correspondent of the Chicago Farm, Field and Stockman, in dis- cussing the merits of the Alliance demand for $50 circulation per cap- ita, asks: "Wh^ just $50? It the govern- ment issues paper money of any color, and in any amount, to pay all dues and demands at home, what more is wanted? Why should the government be bound to a cer tain sum, if a lesser sum may an- swer all purposes, or if a greater sum should be reqnired, why should it be just $50?" Mr. Alfred Clark answers him as follows: "This is an important question, and should be answered repeatedly and fairly, until fully understood by the mass of voters. Changes in volume per capita of the circulating medium of the country, should not be allowed, after a volume has once been es- tablished by law, sufficient to al low the transaction of the business of the country...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 17 December 1891

SOUTHERN MERCURY. Dec. 17,1891. class, and upon them lies all the fault. They and they alone, have been guilty of making changes where changes never ought to have been made. A To say that this is an age of go- ahead, proves nothing, and is saying nothing new. Evil doers never want to turn back, but equity and the ends of justice, often com pel them to call a halt against their will. By common consent among thinking men of the country, the circulation of $50 per capita, has been chosen; 1st, because it re stores equity and justice in the payment of debts, leaning neither to an undue inflation, to the detri ment of creditors, nor to the pres ent evils of contraction, to the det- riment of debtors; 2nd, because we enjoyed prosperity once, and can do so again under like conditions. The Bible on Usury. BILLY PATTERSON. I desire to call the attention of your thousands of readers and es- pecially the clergy of this state, to the sin of "usury" as practiced by a large portion of the followe...

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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 17 December 1891

Dec. 17, 1891. SOUTHERN MERCURY. 3 "United we Stand; Divided We Pall." E. H. BELDEN. The North and South can no longer be divided by designing pol- iticians. The war is over, and its old animosities buried in the midst of a common oppression that rests alike on the producers of both sec- tions. Misfortune and universal disaster that threatens the over- throw of this government itself, has drawn the producers of both North and South together into one common band of reciprocal inter- est and friendship, built upon a feeling of dependence one upon the other. The threatening dangers coming from one common enemy, the power of money to oppress, have banished the last vestige of illwill and brought them to real- ize that it will require their com- bined strength to stay the insa- tiate hand of this devouring octo- pus. To any who might doubt the com- plete establishment of this result, and the devotion among different sections, the evidences existing at the meeting of the Supreme Coun- cil...

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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 17 December 1891

SOUTHERN MERCURY. Dee. 17. 1891. PBES8 COMMENTS. the Alliance that there is San Antonio The mere fact that is necessary, shows something rotten.— Truth. Yes, and the masses are learning this fact. fast Democracy, thy name is pater- nalism, centralization, regulation and very high protection in Texas. —Dallas News. Our esteemed neighbor put us in mind of a boy with the whooping cough; when he whoops he wants to be heard. A British trust is buying up all the condensed milk factories—Los Angeles (Cai.) Porcupine. And, still a cowardly partisan press and corrupt congressmen, will not even agitate the repeal of a treaty that grants them the right to own property in this country. Bear in mind, if you have one, that the high protective occupation tax in Texas, is a democratic meth- od of promoting free trade.—Dallas News. An occupation tax is a fine im- posed upon industry and enter- prise—a relic of a semi-barbarous state, that must give away to higher civilization. New York politicians o...

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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 17 December 1891

Dec. 17.1891. SOUTHERN MERCURY. Tl e Power of Government to Create Legal Tender. It is a part of the province of every complete government to de- clare what shall be legal tender for debts within the confínes of that government, and with this power goes as a natural corollary the powir to loan money as required by tHe government and its people, or to create money and apply it to designated uses, payments of debts, gifts or loans. This right to borrow is a natural right, as the right of creation. When a government borrows it must return what it borrows. This is in line with the laws of nature. When it borrows or hires a metal or other substance as a base for money or legal tender, it must ob- serve its contract to pay usury for the use of the metal as per agree- ment, and the expense of the tran- saction must be borne by the peo- ple, on whom rest the burden of taxation, but it always has the right to pay in its own legal ten- der. The best government is that which is least expensive...

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 17 December 1891

6 SOUTHERN MERCURY. Dec. 17. Í80t TEXAS GENERALLY. Cottle county is to organize on January 11, 1892. Mayor MacDonald of Austin was re-elected on the 7th. The Salvation Army is still holding services at Austin. Comanche county is to have a $1,700 clock on their court house. Seymour merchants are gener- ous in their patronage of the prin- ter. Fredericksburg has shipped 100,000 pounds of pecans this fall. Pearsall is improving says the News, as is also Frio county gen- erally. Velasco is scaring up the big city by the sea. Even Quintana is in it. The construction of a million bushel elevator has commenced at Galveston. A system of water works is being put in at Cameron says the Alli- ance Advance. Several of the citizens of Linden killed hogs on the 30 ult., says the Atlanta Herald. Velasco is to have electric lights before the day appointed for the sale of lots. Silver mines near Graham, in Young county, are to be worked, commencing at once. Menard county furnished over 50,000 pounds...

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