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Page 15 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 31 December 1891

Dec. 31,1891. SOUTHERN MERCURY. 15 How Would This Plan Do? We lost a fine business in La- Crosse, Wisconsin, by giving an incompetent employe authority to sign our name to notes, to borrow money, and thus to run us into debt. When he wanted money, instead of earning it with a splen- didly equipped oflice left for him to do with, he hired money, and, as our agent, pledged us to pay in- terest in addition to returning the principal. The sheriff sold the office and we suffered. The people of the United States make the same kind of a mistake when they give to their servants or employes in congress the right to run the people into debt! A dishonest congress can in one day, by their issuance of interest- bearing bonds or notes, run the 65,000,000 people farther in debt than the 650,000,000 people can earn their way out in one thousand years. By constitutional amendment rohibit congress from ever pledg- ing the lives and properties of the people to the payment of money borrowed or hired by...

Publication Title: Southern Mercury, The
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Page 16 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 31 December 1891

-Y-*~ 16 80UTHERN MERCURY. Dec. 31.1891. 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, Hlggings Gap, " Bro. Perdue informs us that he will divide time and discuss the questons at issue with any man of ability and gentlemanly learning, who differs from us. __ District Alliance Meetings. Second Congressional District meo is at Patroon, Shelby Co., Jan. Í). Third Cong, district meets at Long- view, on Jan. 27, 1802. Fourth District meets at Sulphur Springs, Jan. 28, 1802. Fifth Congressional District Alliance meets near Decatur, February 2, 1802. Tenth Congressional District Alliance will meet at Burnett, on the third Thursdav in January. The Seventh Congressonal District Alliance will meet at Goliad on the fourth Thursday in January. Eigth Congressional District Alliance will hold its next meeting at Flatonia, on the 10th to lHth of Feb.,...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 7 January 1892

/ n Vi \ c ( \. r v i>i 11' \l\\ t B . $¡¿r Vflí' "Organize, Educate and Co-Operate."} Official Journal of the Farmers State Alliance of ' ° g S. { "Liberty. Justice and ¿quality." YOL. II, HO. 1 DALLAS. TEXAS, THURSDAY, JAN. 7, 1892. WHOLE NO. 506 t t \ > Private Corporations a Standing Menace to Civil Liberty. W. C. KIMBROUGH. Blackstone says a coiporation is an "artificial person." " Kent says a corporation is "a franchise possessed by one or more millionaires, who subsist as a body politic, under a special denomina- tion, and are vested by the policy of the law with the capacity of perpetual succession, and of acting in several respects, however num erous the association may be, as a single individual." Jay Gould favors us with this definition: "A corporation is a body of men who unite, associate and concentrate their ability, capi- tal and intelligence in the under taking of a woik, great or small, which any one of them individu- ally would be unwillling to under take." M...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 7 January 1892

, w5lw , ? m : ¥■ SOUTHERN MERCURY. Jan. 7,1892. and*'cable lines." It makes one proud of American energy and pluck to see the great Brooklyn bridge, the mammoth railway properties, coal and oil trusts, but the pleasure is short lived. Up to 1868, no corporation could be organized in Texas, with- out a special act of the legislature granting the right, and then it had to be for a public purpose, or for a purpose in which the public was greatly interested. The legislature has in recent years passed a general act of incorpora- tion and extended the privilege of incorporation to every knowp en- terprise or industry except raising farm products, which incorporation may be had by paying a small fee of possibly $10, and drawing a small article called a charter. The number of corporations purely private in their nature have increased to over six thousand, with an apparent capital stock of more than the taxable value of all the real estate in Texas! These concerns come directly into com- pe...

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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 7 January 1892

Jan. 7, 1892. SOUTHERN MERCURY. V J ' ' i I V f i i ? U S "Unearned Inoremont." Do You Understand? For many months our readers have heard and seen the enigmaticle term, "unearned increment," and the average farmer and laborer, has often cudgeled his brain for a plain, unvarnished definition. The fol- lowing from a correspondent of the Pennsylvania Farmer, makes it so plain that anyone may understand it fully. "Strictly, it means an increase of property, whicn has never been earned. As that, in most cases, is practically impossible, it is a mis- nomer, but as the term is com- monly used, it means an accumula- tion of wealth, which the accumu- lator never earned. It is in that sense that it is generall used. To lllu&trate: Mr. A buys a property in the suburbs of a thriving city. B, 0 and D buy contiguous property, and improve it. Such improve- ment makes A's property more val- uable than when purchased. A's increase in value is called 'un- earned increment.' Mr. A did not earn the...

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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 7 January 1892

SOUTHERN MERCURY. Jan. 7,1892. BAÍLWAYS AND GOVERN- MENT OWNERSHIP. in the last issue of The Mkr- jury, an article appeared on this bubject, one of the most important question now agitating the public mind. It ia universally conceded that something must be done some change made for the better; for the question has already been asked in seriousness: "Shall the government own the railways, or shall the railways own the government? ' Another writer puts it thus: "Shall the nation ac- cept as a master a, political party that may be dislodged by the use of the ballot, or thall the republic be dominated by a master, in the form of a score of unscrupulous Goulds, Vanderbilts, and Hunting- tons, who can not be ditlodged, and who never die?" To meet the objection that the employers would, under govern- ment ownership, be able to keep any particular party in power, a iaw could be passed to prohibit all railway employes from voting, so long as in the service. One of the main features of com- p...

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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 7 January 1892

r Jan. 7, mi SOUTHERN MERCURY. An Appeal, Addressed to the Tex- as Democracy. To the Democracy of Texas: The pronunciamento of Chair- man Finley, announcing that those democrats who believed in, and ad- vocated the reform generally known as the "sub-treasury plan," should not hereafter be admitted to a par- ticipation in the councils of the democratic party in Texas, follow- ing almost immediately upon the practical expulsion of a member of a county executive commitee, who was a believer in said reform, ad- monishes us that the time has ar- rived, when it is proper and neces- sary for those who believe in the liberty of conscience and of opin- ion, to speak out plainly as to their intentions and purposes. We hold this truth to be self ev- • ident, that the appointment of Chairman Finley, as chief of the state executive committee, did not invest him with the attrilute of infallibility, nor place in his pious keeping, the souls and consciences of individual demo- crats. Reared as we h...

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 7 January 1892

SOUTHERN MERCURY. Jan. 1892 rov, the Debating, Damaging Influence of Tammany. In the December number of Ad- vance Thought, M. M. Pomero writes a lengthy article with above title. In order that our readers may know just what class of men has been dominating the democratic party for long, long years, we reproduce portions of the article. "Brick" Pomeroy is on the spot, is the same brave, honest editor he has always been. He says: "This organization rules and is ruining the city. It is a minority, but by organization, acquires and wields the power of city govern- ment. To obtain this power, it caters to the lowest passions of man. It has no regard for virtue and decency. Its recruiting sta- tions are in saloons, slums, houses of ill fame, the hiding places of thieves, the runways of murderers, the promenades of bunco steerers, and all other swindlers. Its se- lected candidates, and elected or appointed office holders, fingering the keys and monies of the public, are, as a rule, theives...

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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 7 January 1892

> Jan. 7,1892. SOUTHERN MERCURY. INDUSTRIAL INNINGS. Last year, 100,000 families took up homes in the West. Hogs, horses—most all animals, including editors, like pumpkin. New York capitalists are soon to start a beet sugar factory, at Spring- field, 111. Hatchettstown, N. J., is to have the first silk-velvet mill in the United States. Within the past two months, $3,000,000 worth of locomotives were exported. A company of Ohio capitalists will erect a big window glass fac- tory, at Pendleton, Ind. The American hop crop of 1891, was about 243,308 bales, while in 1890, it was 204,849 bales. Another conference of the cigar makers of New Jersey, to consider the label question, is in contempla- tion. A strong company has been formed in Chicago, to build ele- vated railroads, which will be used by a number of roads entering that city. If you are troubled with rats, catch one in a ^rap, smear him all over with soft pine tar, except the head, and turn him loose, and watch the efiects. v ...

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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 7 January 1892

8 SOUTHERN MERCURY. Jan. 7,1892. OFFICIAL ORGAN regas Farmer Alliance and Industrial Union. toa. N. R. P. A. Published Every Thursday by the FARMERS STATE ALLIANCE PÜB, CO. MILTON PARK, Managing Editor, and General Manager. Office: Second floor AllJnnne Exchange Build- ing. Entrance: 152 Wood Street. Entered at the postofflce, Dallas, Texas, as seeond-class mall matter. IMPORTANT t We drop all subscribers as soon as time paid for expires. We are not able to do a credit business. Brethren, if you want The Mer- cury, send us your names with the money. Read the label and you will see how your subscription stands. We gladly correct any er- rors we make, when notified. Learn to live, and live to learn. Blessed is the man who is with- out guile. Good results follow honest ear- nest efforts. The sun, moon and stars co-op- erate; why not men? "Justice" means more to man- kind lhan any other word. If reform is ever consumated, it will be by the votes of the farm- ers. The cotton crop of Texa...

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Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 7 January 1892

b r Jan. 7,1892. SOUTHERN MERCURY. 9 M K> THBI& FLAN WELL UNDER- STOOD. It is conceded by all intelli- gent, fair minded people, that the present monetary system of the United States was planned by the organized bankers of Europe and America with the sole purpose of enrichich themselves. Ever since the foundation of this government those engaged in bank- ing and money lending have been continuously striving to obtain control of the financial department of government; but through the ef- forts of Jefferson, Calhoun, Jack- son and their compatriots they were restrained. During the dark hours of the late civil war, they, ever watchtul, untiring, and being always united, have succeeded. From that hour to this the financial policy of this government has been dictated by Wall street. As soon as these men were in the saddle they inaugurated a system of contraction which has been kept up, with slight variations, to the present. Having secured through legislation practical control of ...

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Page 10 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 7 January 1892

10 SOUTHERN MEROURY. Jan. 7,1892. ORGANIZED LA BOB. Denver reportera have a union. W'atertown printers have formed a union. Philadelphia labor organizations are agitating for a labor temple. Michigan State Assembly K. of L., meets February 9, at Grand Rapids. Georgia will hereafter observe the first Monday in September as labor day. The office clerks, typewriters and book binders, of Denver, Col., have organized. A state conference of the building trades, is to be held in Newark, N. J., on Jan. 10. The Kansas Federation of labor will demand of the governor of that state, that the eight-hour law, adopted by the legislature last win- ter, be enforced. The Farmers Alliance has a leg- islative committee at Richmond, for the purpose of urging the pass- age of a law, providing for a rail- road commission. The New Jersey Federation of Labor will make strong demands on the legislature, and the Patter- son Standard thinks the gov- ernor and legislature, are favorable to granting their rights...

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Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 7 January 1892

y y Jan. 7. 1892. SOUTHERN MERCURY. II The Bankers and I are Out. I can't make out, to save my life, why I should be so poor; T work and stint from morn' till night, and yet I can't secure Enough to get our food and clothes, and éhelter overhead; It makes me feel so queer sometimes, I wish that I wire dead. And then I look at Nancy Jane, who rises with the sun, She cooks, and cleans, and mends the clothes—her work is never done. And yet we find, jnth all our work, and saving all we can, When rent day comes it finds us short, no matter how we plan. And yet they say thot God is just; rewarding each and all, According to our deeds on earth, we all must rise or fall. Each should earn his daily bread by sweat from his own brow, And not go sneaking 'round and rob the man who holds the plow. There's Banker Jones across the way, who rolls in wealth and style, And yet he does no useful work, but still he makes a pile; His wife can dress in silks and lace, and make a splendid show, A coach an...

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Page 12 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 7 January 1892

12 SOUTHERN MERCURY. Jan. 7,1892. -r/ ORRIOIAI Judiciary Dep't. Legislative Com. DIRE OTO Ft Y ■ NATIONAL VAB1MBI ALLI AN 01 AWD INDUSTRIAL UNION L. L. Polk, President, North Carolina. H. L. Louck, Vice President, South Dakota. J. H. Turner, Secretary,-Treasurer, Georgia. J. F. Wlllets, Lecturer, Kansas. 0. W. Macune, Chairman, ) A. Wardall, > Executive Board. J. F. Tillman, J E. 0. Patty, Chairman, Isaac McCracken, A. K. Cole, R. W. Heck, L. L. Polk, C. W. Macune, Alonzo Wardall, J. F. Tillman, ] L. P. Feathers ton, Mann Page, W. F. Gwynne. The Secretary, and Chairman of Executive Board are located at 239 North Capitol street, Washington, D. C. The President's office is 844 D. street, Wash- ington, D. C. STATE OFFICERS, PresidentEvan Jones, Dublin, Texas. Vice-President, T. J. Anderson, Paris, Texas. Secretary, Mrs. N. L. Barret, Dallas,, Texas. Lecturer, J. M. Perdue, West Mountain, Texas. G. L. Clark, Ch'n, Huckabay, Tx., R. A. High, Blooming Grove Tex, - Executive J. W. Biard...

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Page 13 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 7 January 1892

V Jan. 7, 1892. 80UTHERN MERCURY. 13 ALLIANCE ALLUSIONS. The first State Alliance, that of Tex- as, met Dec. 29, 1879; hence nearly 12 years ago. John A. Underwood writes that the cause is gaining strength iu Hood county. The first Alliance originated 15 miles north of Lampasas; Texas, in 1874! about 17 years ago. Sugar made from coal is 300 times sweeter than ordinary cane sugar, but it costs §10 a pound. A private letter from Bowie county, says that they are able to take care of themselves "politically or otherwise, re- gardless of Mr. Finley't ruling." Every sub-Alliance in Texas, should subscribe for one copy at least, of Tjik Mercury, and Slave it sent to the lec- turer. Keep posted brethren. County officers should see that all dues are forwarded to the District Alli- ances, and state secretary as well, promptly, and all the counties should send full delegations. E. D. M., Wise county, Tex., writing to the Missouri World, says: We have the devil and the democratic party to figh...

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Page 14 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 7 January 1892

14 SOUTHERN MERCURY. Jan. 7,1892. REFORM THOUGHT. Coleman (Tex.) Voice: He who fol- low! a good example sets one. ••• Waxahatchie (Tex.) Enterprise: Econ- omy, without niggardly stinginess, is (a needed virtue. •** St. Louis (Mo.) Monitor: The money power is in charge cf the fight waged against the sub-treasury. *** Rockwall (Tex.) Success: Moderation is the silken string running through the silver chain of all virtues. •% Hinesville (Miss.) Gazette: The ox koweth his owner and the ass his mas ters crib, but democracy doesn't know its leader. #*# St. Louis (Mo.) Monitor: How can a person light the demands of the Alii ance "and henceforth be known as a representative of this great order." *** Waxahatchie (Tex.) Enterprise: Don't cling to an opinion against all reason, but be sure to stand firm in your posi- tion until you see you are wrong. Raleigh (N. C.) Rural Home: Under the present financial system the spec- ulator can make more at his businesss of charging usurious interest lor ...

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Page 15 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 7 January 1892

Jan 7,1892. SOUTHERN MERCURY. 15 / Marshall (111.) Acora: There is a pe- culiar rottenness covered up in Wall Street politics which will fire the coun try with indigration and shake old par ties from center to circumference, when ever the facts are made public. Cincinnnati (0.) Herald: There are no failure) amongst the monopolists the fellows who number their fortunes by the millions. It is the small fry that are going to the wall by the thous- ands. It is the big fish eating up the little ones. K. ofL. Journal: Labor organiza- tions confer a benefit by the mere fact of bringing workingmen together, soft- ening their prejudices, getting them better acquainted with each other teaching them to sacrifice, if need be for the good of the majority. .% Huron (S. D ) Kuralist: The sub treasury plan would wrest the "power to Oppress," from the non-producing wealth absording schemers. It is the only measure known to the people oí the world, whereby the money monop- oly of the country can be o...

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Page 16 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 7 January 1892

16 SOUTHERN MERCURY. Jan. 7,1892• APPOINTMENTS. J. M. PERDUE will give five public lectures at the fol- lowing times and places, in Lampasas county: January 12, Lampasas, 8 p. m. " 13, Nethington, 10 a. m. " 14, McCreaville, " " 15, Lometa, " 16, Higgings Gap, " Bro. Perdue will also lecture at the following places and times, in Tyler county. January 19, 11 a. m., Chester. " 20, " " " Colmesneil. " 21, " " " Cherokee. " 22, " " " Woodville. " 23, " " " Spurgerville. The brethren will please arrange for a house and conveyance, together with traveling expenses, to the above named places. Bro. Perdue informs us that he v divide time and discuss the questom . issue with any man of ability anu gentlemanly learning, who differs from us. ______ District Alliance Meetings. Second Congressional District meets at Patroon, Shelby Co., Jan. 9. Third Cong, district meets at Long- vie^, on Jan. 27, 1892. Fourth District meets at Sulphur S¿. :ng8, Jan. 28, 1892. Fifth Congressional District Allian...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 14 January 1892

'Organize, Educate and Co-Operate. r'} Official Journal of the Farmers State Allia $'jf Texas. { "^ny, justice and Eguanty. YOL. II, HO. 2 DALLAS. TEXAS, THURSDAY, JAN. 14, 1892. WHOLE HO. 50?. t His Way. D. li. GILLILAND. In your issue of December 24th, on page 13, you say editorially "Democrats prefer to change ser- vants or bosses, to giving up a party with which they have al- ways affiliated. The democratic voter has the right to make the platform and select the nominees —and no one can read him out so long as he abides by the will of the majority." Again, in same issue, on page 5, under the heading, "Don't be Deceived," after declar- ing "emphatically" and with "pleasure," that neither the Alii ance nor any organization confed erated with it, has endorsed the "third, or peoples party,"(which is true), you say, "those who have been educated in the labor organi- zations, have lost confidence in fhe republican party and, very natur- ally, concluded to place the demo- cratic party ...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 14 January 1892

SOUTHERN MERCURY. Jan. 14, 1892. be each man's rule," our aim, we shall succeed. This is no time to enlist and do battle with the ene- my, in his own ranks, and on his chosen. battlefield. No time to dicker about changing command- ers or bosses, but time to choose methods, to change systems, and establish better ones. Deposing bosses and changing servants will never do this. Bosses and ser- vants must owe their political life to changed conditions, and to their advocacy and support of a new and better system, inaugurated and sus- tained by a new political force or organization. An Address. To all Citizens of the United States, Greeting: The undersigned have been ap- pointed a committee to issue an address setting forth the objects and purposes of the great confer ence of producers which has been called to convene in St. Louis, on the 22d day of February, 1892. The call for said conference orig- inated with the national Farmers Alliance and Industrial Union at Ocala, Fla., in Decembe...

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