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Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 25 February 1892

Feb. 25.1892. SOUTHERN MERCURY. it «MU Results of Contraction. [Fort Scott Lantern, j One by one our merchants fail. The brightest and best business men in our town shrink to nothing- ness under contraction of the cur- rency. Our strongest cattle man sunk $20,000 at one gulp. The hot drops of sweat from the farmer's brow have chilled to cold perspiration. No man ever yet was made who could do business and succeed on a decreasing volume of currency. Hard times are the inevitable re- sults of contraction. Sherman tells us that to increase the purchasing power of the dollar benefits the la- boring man, and immediately you hear the republican yawper say, without ever stopping to think, "that is a dollar that is a dollar." At the close of the war the pur- chasing power of the dollar was: 1 steer $75.00 1 horse 150.00 1 bushel of wheat 2.00 Today the purchasing power of the dollar is: 1 steer $25.00 1 horse 75.00 1 bushel of wheat 75 When the farmer went to pay his taxes tnen, one steer w...

Publication Title: Southern Mercury, The
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Page 10 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 25 February 1892

12 southern mercury. Feb. 25. 1892. DIRECTORY. ■ATIORAL num ALLI AM oa AMU IWDTJSTWAL UHIOH L. L. Polk, President, North Carolina. H. L. Louck, Vice President, South Dakota. J. H. Tamer, Secretary, -Treasurer, Georgia. J. F. Willets, Lecturer, Kansas. ÍW. Macune, Chairman, Wardall, Executive Board. J. F. Tillman, R. a Petty, Chairman, Isaac Mccracken, A. E. Cole, R. W. Heck, L. L. Polk, C. W. Macune, Alonso Wardall, J, F. Tillman, L. P. Featherstou, i Mann Page, I W. F. Gwynne. j The Secretary, and Chairman of Executive Board are located at 289 North Capitol street, Washington, D. C. The President's oiloe is M4 D. street. Wash- ington, D. C. Judiciary Dep'l )■ Legislative Oem. statb officers 11a*, Tezi ntaln, Tea exas. u. L. Clark, Ch'n, Huckabay, Tx., R. A. High, Bloomlns «rove Tex, - Executive J. W. Biard. Lenore, Tex. Com. C. J. Jackson, corn Hill, W. P. Martín, Kilgore. Texas. • Judiciary E. S. Petera, Calvert,Texas. Com. J. T. Crawford, State Wanmrnr rVntun*T"1al Agency. Dallas...

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Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 25 February 1892

Feb. 25, 1892. SOUTHERN MERCURY. 13 FARMERS ALLIANCE PLATFORM. [Adopted at Ocala, Fla., Dec., 1890.] 1. We demand the abolition of na- tional banks; we demand that the gov- ernment shall establish sub-treasuries or depositories in the several states which shall issue money direct to the people at a low rate of tax, not to exceed 2 per cent per annum, on non- perishable farm produc ts and upon real estate, with proper limitations upon the quantity of land and amount of money; we demand that the amount of the cir- culating medium be speedily increased to not less than $50 per capita. 2. We demand that congress shall pass such laws as will effectually pre- vent the dealing in futures of all agri- cultural and mechanical productions; preserving a stringent system of proced- ure in trial such that will secure the prompt conviction and imposing such penalties as shall secure the most per- fect compliance with the law. 3. We condemn the silver bill recent- ly passed by congress, and demand...

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Page 12 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 25 February 1892

14 SOUTHERN MERCURY. Feb. 25, 1892. REFORM THOUGHT. Ssarcy (Ark.) Economist: Katie and the baby. Vote for Baird (Tex.) Star: Secret political parties, like the boycott, have no busi neos in free America. • e Fairfield (Texas) Recorder: It is time for the hurrah politics to subside, is principles, not men, that oar country most needs. Wytheville (Va.) Alliance News There is bnt one man we honor. He who does something for the betterment of mankind. Hempstead (Texas) News: "Printers ink is king," and especially so when in * the hands of the intelligent voter in the shape of a ballot. Boerne (Tex.) Post: The life of a greenback note is about five years, and the wear ef a five dollar gold piece is about t cents in 20 years. National Advance: The Nebraska Alliance is in the last throes of dissolu tion. There were over 1000 delegates present at the meeting of the State Al llance. Cincinnati (Ohio) Herald: Don't try to make a commercial affair of the re- form movement. A person who is in th...

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Page 13 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 25 February 1892

Feb. 25.1892. SOUTHERN MERCURY. 15 WHO WILL BE NEXT PRESIDENT? V Neelts Great Historical Chart Political and United States Map. Better than an Encyclopedia. A D<wbl« Walt Man 5 eet 6 Inclw by 3 faat 10 Inchea, mounted on rallara top and bottom, roady to hang. A Tanorama of American History. Printed in Eleven Boautifnl Colors. URGEST, UTEST AND BEST, WORTH $10.00, GIVEN FREE. i!AitírWiH LiifJJl %«S irv,.eocak- *.mw ir !■■■■* ; "i ir lllllllw 1BHMM IK\ mUMl JBS£¿^UWU^'<Z'^, WS%mwnmiK^ Bdfafi Poiurtac JXfap l|N|U0 i'Alli ) *~MAP-<* (OMOINCQ «í i w* rr. How many Vresidents we have bad and Politics or eacn. What party (¿corare waeniuktdn re; or votes and Wuat frssiaeni* <u«a wiiiie in oram. now many vr***. dente served two terms. Which candidate received the largest" number of votes and was defeated. When each political party wan organized, llow many Congresses have convened and the Political Complexion of each. The number of State in the United States and the one having the ...

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Page 14 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 25 February 1892

16 SOUTHERN MERCURY. Feb. 25.1892. I APPOINTMENTS. J. M. PERDUE will give public lectures as followB: LLANO COUNTY. May 4, Lone Grove, 10 a. in. " 5, Valley Springe, " " 0, Llano Town 1. p. m. " 7, Gainesville, 10. a. ra. Will divide time with gentlemen of recognized ability who dissent from the demands of the federated labor organi- sations if desired. , Pilot Point. P.loomfield. Collinsville. Dexter. Dexter. Gainesville, Gainesville. Hood. C. A. M'MEANS. Assistant State Lecturer, will lecture at^the following places at dates given: March 1, Tioga, " 2, Oakdale, P. O " 3, Oak Hill, " " 4, Indian Creek," " .r>, Dexter, " " 7, Mt. Gilead, " " 8, Whaley Oh'pi," " 0, Fair Plains, " " 10, Felker, These lectures will be public at 7 p. m. A private lecture to members only if required afterwards. Everybody, the ladies especially, are invited to attend. W. H. H. DAVIS, Will lecture in Milam county at the times and places given below, after which a private lecture will be given to members...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 3 March 1892

w,r> •< /* B> S Jfe Sr^ "Organize. Educate, Co-Operate." } Official JoUMdl OÍ the Farmers State Alliance of Tb*v "Liberty, Justice, Equality." YOL. XI, 10: 9. DALLAS. TEXAS. THURSDAY. MARCH 3. 1892. WHOLE MO. 614. Overproduction. SAM JONES IN SEARCY ECONOMIST. In my home in western Ken- tucky I hear farmers say, "I can't possibly pay what I owe; I havn't the money, and can't possibly get it; the banks wont loan a cent, and there is no money in the country. I have plenty of everything to sell but don't get anything for it. I have never seen money matters so close in all my life.". My home is six miles north of Fulton, Ky., in Fulton county— postoffice, Crutch field. Write the postmaster at that place inclosing this letter, and if he does not veri- fy its truthfulness I will sign a libel. Fulton county, Ky , is the extreme south-western county in the state; its fertility of soil cannot be surpassed in the south. Crops are well deversified, as the farmers raise corn, wheat, oa...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 3 March 1892

SOUTHERN MERCURY. March 3,1892. Km- \ py; lieve Benjamin Terrel makes a modern democratic speech; over- production of fools that have never read the history of their country— that never read the constitution of the United States; that don't know the farmers have got to organize as all other laborers have organized— the bankers, the manufacturers, the mechanic5*, the doctors, the wholesale merchants, the railroad men, the speculators and thieves. The farmers organizttion comes last. It is very imperfect, as it has been organized hurriedly, and has had all the'power and prestige of moat all other organizations com- bined against it in order to«defeat it and abolish its exibtence. It has the combined power of the political press to withstand. With all the epithets that malignity could coin, they have denounced it from its in- cipiency to the present. Yet the farmers organization lives, and is destined to be one of the mctt pow- erful and potent levers in the pro- motion of human happin...

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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 3 March 1892

J 4 W March 3,1892. SOUTHERN MERCURY. 3 h / rolJ f - _ -r l] CltlZC* Souther*/^. ^¡Au^Nti FARMERS _ AL LMMc3 FARMERS t £J-l,J*nc evJ 1^; WEST OUT SOUTH mm M rR AT ER N I TV j* itnrriiiiiinrriiiiiinn i < I iui'tniini/inWiiiiii'ini""''""M"iUf"xi Himi'inw; ¡T a God bless our noble sovereigns, who will no longer stand The abuses, wrongs and burdens, piled up on every hand; United once again, the producers of our great land, With the ballot, will destroy all pools and robber bands. See the "bloody chasm,"—fil led with all the means ot war, By honest yeomanry, who love peace, and country more; See them marching grandly, in fraternity without jar, They'll triumph over brigands, native, and Irom afar. "Let office seek the man"—he must do as we expect* The old "bosses" having sold out, we rise to object To further dictation from the money king's elect; We are the people—the power, with votes, to eject. Then "let us up and at them," without the less of one— On the platform, made on the bir...

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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 3 March 1892

V .v'' SOUTHERN MERCURY. March 3,1892. Shall The People Eule. w. c.carter in alliance farmer. The immortal Daniel Webster, t pon an occasion of great impor- mce, remarked that the political ;rces at variance "had combined , make the whole ocean toss his hIIows to the skies and disclose lis profoundest depths." Today he most momentous question of .his century presents itself for so- lution. Being a practical question, its solution is possible, and may be speedily, peaceably, and profitably effected. That question is: Shall the people rule? It is the sunbeam that produces the avalanche. The pacific, yet potential forces, generated by the present reform movement, soon will have acquired a momentum well-nigh irresistible, the forma- tion, growth, and progress of the Alliaiice augur good for the present generation, and the various indus- trial organizations coming to the rescue, and grounded as they are uponlhe principles of eternal jus- tice, actuated by the purest mo- tives, unified in...

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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 3 March 1892

March 3, 1892 SOUTHERN MERCURY. p%- Good Enough. Upon the Holman resolution Hon. L. F. Livingston fired the first Alliance gun of the session in a thoroughly earnest and eloquent speech of twenty minutes duration. He also introduced a resolution calling for investigation by a com- mittee of seven of our whole finan- cial system, besides re-introducing the sub treasury bill. Upon these two last acts he courteously granted the National Economist the follow- ing interview: "Men," he said, "differ radically as to the cause or causes for finan- cial stringency. Theories are as plentiful as blackberries. One tninks it over-production (no mat- ter how many backs bare or mouths empty), another lays it to overtax- ation and the tariff, the third per- haps has a hazy idea that the man- ufacturer is responsible, because it is so evident that the producer sells too low and purchases too high. My opinion is that the whole question is one of tripple domination, and that it is no lon- ger a partis...

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 3 March 1892

6 SOUTHERN MERCURY. March 3, 1892. \ What it Paternalism? [Vermillion (S. D.,) Plain Talk ] Various political organs, some half witted, some dishonest, have for the past two years kept up a continuous and vicious howl against measures proposed by the Farmers Alliance on the ground that these measures constitute what they ig- norantly or disingenuously, desig- nate as 1'paternalism." The unin- formed among the people interested in the promotion of reform meas- ures, are often very easily fright- ened and deterred Irom taking a course best suited to promote their own interests by fear of this vague and forbidding looking bugbear. Now let us Analyze "paternal- ism." Let us strip it of the ingen- ious frills with which designing sophists have decorated it. Let us see if, in reality, the Alliance pro- poses any "paternal" measures. Let us see if indeed we are not now laboring under a condition of "paternalism" from which a safe escape to Alliance measures would be a vast relief to all la...

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

|í - Hatch 3, lÉÚis SOUTHERN MERCURY. i w The Honest Dollar. N. B. YOUNG IN NASHVILLE TOILER. I desire a few words more in re- gard to the honest dollar, and then dismiss the subject unless constrain- ed to allude to it incidentally in the discussion of other subjects, such as bond?, treasury notes, etc., in some future article. But, seriously, why does this plutoratic eloment of our people call so lustily for an honest dollar? I think I can 3ee enough light through the cracks to have some little idea of it. I expect if the sil- ver dollar of 412^ grains standard silver could be changed, it might in some way effect the payment of the bonds. Yes, change the unit > of value in which the b<5nds were made payable, and then they wmld not be a legal tender in payment to the bond holder. They want the commercial value of the silver dol- lar to equal that of its legal value as money. This will not do. It is absolutely preposterous to at- tempt to regulate the legal value of the materi...

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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 3 March 1892

8 IPPiPlllfillPI P SOUTHERN MERCURY. March 3,1892. official journal. íexas Farmers Alliance and Industrial Union ONI DOLLAR A YEAR IN ADVANCI. N. R. P. A. Published Every Thursday by the FARMERS STATE ALLIANCE FOB. CO. MILTON PARK, Managing Editor, and General Manager. Office: Second floor Alliance Exchange I'ulld- ihg. Entrance: 152 Wood Street. Entered at the postofflce, Dallas, Texas, as vecond-clasE mail matter. The linee have been drawn, the issues are plain, it is the people against the plutocracy. The-farmers and wbrkingmen, naturally have confidence in lead- ers form their own ranks, and of their own choosing. The Nashville American has po- litical hypo, and has it bad. Mc- Dowell seems to innocently furnish the cause. Attention ! About face! For- ward, march! File neither to the right, nor to the left; keep in the middle of the road. The people should put none but able and pure men on guard. We have plenty of first-class material to fill all the offices in Texas, and in the...

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Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 3 March 1892

March 3,1892. SOUTHERN MERCURY. 9 -\ \ > The bank only paid the govern- ment GO cents for the $60, so that its clear profit on the transaction was $33 in 12 months on an outlay of 60 cents. This is another way of making millionaires and paupers. No man can possibly compute the exact profits of this national bank- ing scheme. It has been in vogue 29 years, and from the best calcula- tion we are able to make, we feel saie in fixing the profits at a grand total of seven billion of dollars. Still the poor farmers and laboring people are roundly denounced for advocating the sub-treasury plan, which will establish simple justice. AN ANSWER. A brother at Bulcher, Texas, asks the following question: "Suppose John Smith deposits in the sub-treasury $1,000 worth of cotton and draws out $800 in le- gal tender treasury notes, when the cotton is sold the buyer pays for it in gold or silver; what becomes of the treasury notes advance on the cotton?" The treasury notes would remain in circulati...

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Page 10 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 3 March 1892

. „• . 10 SOUtHÉftN MÉftCUftY. March 3,1Í9¡, PRESS COMMENTS. If the southern farmer will raise more of the things which his fam ily consumes, he will not have to depend upon his merchant to "car- ry" him.—San Antonio Stockman and Farmer. The point is well taVenv° To say the least, he would nl com- pelled to ask credit for all neces- sities. It turns out that one of the rea- sons why southern farmers do not raise more corn and pork instead ot so much cotton, is because their merchants will not advance them, Oí "these crops, for the reason that a large per cent of their profit is in the handling of these products.— San Antonio Stockman and Far- mer. Another cogrent reason why they do not diversify their crops more, is that in most instances, the land- lord demands that the tenant plant a stipulated acreage in cotton, otherwise he will not rent to him. It is much easier to stand on the outside and criticise the shortcom- ings of another fellow than to take his place and do better.—Kauf...

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Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 3 March 1892

O' ■ f March 3,1892. SOUTHERN MERCURY. ORGANIZED LABOR. Montana people have started a huge boycott on the Chinese. The painters of Jeffersonville, Ind., have organized a union. Coal miners in Bohemia earn the handsome sum of $138 per year. San Antonio, Texas, has twelve trade unions, and a trades council. Eighteen new labor organizations were organized in Austria last month. Three Indiana coal miners have acceded to the demands of the strikers. The Boston Post was unionized recently, the fraternity rats being unceremoniously fired out. The threatened brewery troubles on the Pacific Coast appear to have blown over. All is reported quiet. The federated trades of San Francisco are exerting themselves in the interest of home industries. The Mahoning Valley Iron Com- pany, of Youngstown, Ohio., has signed the Amalgamated Associa- tion scale. Boston printers have put the Home Market Bulletin, organ of the home market club, on the rat list. San Francisco cake bakers and confectioners withd...

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Page 12 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 3 March 1892

12 SOUTHERN MERCURY. March 3, 1892. DIREOTORY. RATIONAL rilXBI ALLI AH 01 AKD IHOUITB1AL vk10v L. L. Polk, President, North Carolina. H. L. Loack, Vioe President, Sooth Dakota. J. H. Turner, Secretary,-Treasurer, Georgia. J. F. Willets, Lecturer, Kansas. a W. Macune, Chairman, Executive Board. Judiciary Dep't. A. Wardall, J. F. Tillman, ft. 0. Patty, Chairman, Isaac MoCracken, A. B. Cole, B. W. Heck, L. L. Polk, 0. W. Macune, ▲lonco Wardall, J. 7. Tillman, Legislative Com. L. P. Featherstou, Mann Page, W. P. Gwynne. J The Secretary, and Chairman of Executive Board are located at 289 North Capitol street, Washington, D. a The Presidents office is 844 D. street, Wash- ington, D. C. STATE OrriCKBS <?. L. Clark, Ch'n, Huckabay, Tx., R. A. High, Blooming Grove Tex, J. W. Biabo, Lenore, Tex.. C. J. Jackson, corn H11L W. P. Martin, Kllgore, Texas. Paris, Texas. Texas. Texas. Executive Com. Judiciary Com. _ IO| M. VAS X. 8. Peters. Calvért Texas. J T. Crawford, State Manairwr Commercial ...

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Page 13 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 3 March 1892

yt * March 3. 1802. SOUTHERN MERCURY. 13 ALLIANCE ALLUSIONS. L/' J. M. Perdue will deliver a pub'ic lec- ture at Concord, Wood county, on March 12, at 1 p. m. Alliance No. 4609 of Brown county passed a resolution favoring the re- enactment of the alien land law. Twelve Mile Golett Alliance, has agreed to plant 20 per cent less cotton this year, and ask all farmers to give the matter consideration. Benevolent Alliance No. 3090 of Colo- rado county, is opposed to R. Q. Mills, and favors San Antonia as the place to hold the next annual State Alliance. Trinity Alliance No. 2741 passed a resolution of thanks to Watson of Georgia and others who are making a a brave fight in congress for the people. New Hope Alliance No. 1682 of Rob- ertson county, passed a resolution ask- ing J. L. Goodman to support Gen. H. E. McCulloch for United States sena- tor. The County Alliance of Sterling county, at its recent session in Sterling City, passed resolutions endorsing the Ocala demands, pledging them...

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Page 14 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 3 March 1892

• ■ ■ • SOUTHERN MERCURY. March 3, 1892. REFORM THOUGHT. Kaufman (Texas) Review: In an emergency nothing is so strong or safe as the the simple truth. Washington (Kan.) Republican: The devil once took Christ up on a mountain and proposed fusion with him, but the scheme didn't work. **• Mineóla (Texas) Alliance Courier: Money first, transportation second and land third, constitute the trinity of re- form. Keep them pressed to the front. *% Terre Haute (Ind.) Standard Farmer: Down the old political blood-suckers, those fellows who are always after of- fice. They won't do to tie to. New York Homo and Country: Ex- cuses are readily found—when the wish is father to the thought—for a mean action. "Man's inhumanity to man makes countless thousands mourn." *** Grafton (Neb.) Leader: The work of education is the most important in the great fight for industrial freedom. Let everyone work to extend the circulation of true reform papers. Owensboro (Ky.) Journal: Fifty dollars per capita—"honest...

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