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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 26 May 1892

May 26, 1892. SOUTHERN MERCURY. 3 / The Avalon Primaries. Editor Southern Mercury: The "machine" Democratic Pri- mary of Avalon, Ellis county, was called to order at 3 p. m., April 7tn, 1882, by the chairman, Mr. W. H. Davis. On motion and second Mr. J. P. Martin was elected secretary. Then he read the rulings of the county "boss," Mr. Powell. At this juncture the chairman rose and made his confession, "that he had been led astray by the Jeffersonian Democrats or the third party movement. I am willing to come backtothebrass-collar-Cleve- land-Mills - Finley-Wall-street-De- mocracy, and will support the nominee." The chairman knows just as well as he knows anything that the above statement is untrue, that he was led astray by the Jef- fersonian Democrats. The facts are just simply these: It was sug- gested to Mr. Davis to call a mass meeting of the people to organize a Jeffersonian Democratic club which he did of his own motion, at the above place, and was made chair- man of the same...

Publication Title: Southern Mercury, The
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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 26 May 1892

SOUTHERN MERCURY. Kay 86,1892. * Government. J. B. CONE. "Government," it has been said, "is for the protection of the weak against the strong." The truth or fallacy of this proposition hinges upon the question as to where strength and weakness abide. If virtue is weak and vice strong, and it be desirable that virtue be pro- moted and vice suppressed, then it may be, and is, just to say ' govern- ment is for the protection of the weak against the strong." But a question arises here: are the powers that be, even of the most advanced nations of the earth, not so constructed and conducted as to strengthen the hand of vice, against the demands of virtue. This is a grave and serious question, worthy of the cool, calm and un- {>rejudiced consideration of every over of his country and his kind, and no good citizen can or will at- tempt to ignore it. Take an in- stance in our own—the government of the United States of America to-day—where,as I presume, no one will attempt to deny that mo...

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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 26 May 1892

Hay 26, 1892. SOUTHERN MERCURY. jr I ( W Í BF. Some Facts. Partisan politicians have so long and so uniformly practiced cam- paign lying, that it has become an integral part of the profession. So universal and unblushing has this practice become, that honest peo- ple look upon partisan politics as the essence oí human depravity. So revolting has the stench of this cesspool ot human depravity be- come that the average Texas voter can smell the democratic machine boss two blocks away. * * * In Texas to differ with the, par- tisan boss is to be denounced as a traitor, and promptly read out of the party, with the vilest of epi- thets attached. To object to any of the sayings or method of the machine boss is to be loudly denounced and held up to scorn in the columns of the whining parti- san newspapers, as being in open rebellion to the glorie "is old party. * * * To honestly investigate any po- litical or economic question is sacrilege in the eyes of the bosses. To tell the truth about ...

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 26 May 1892

SOUTHERN MERCURY. Kay 26, 1892. Bankers More Dreaded Than Mad Dogs. J. D. JACKSON. A few days since we made a ran- dom voyage through the country, and spent the night with an old farmer. After supper, when time to retire was announced, the good wife said to her children: "Go to bed children, or the bankers will come and carry you off." Usin this phrase to scare children tobe was new to me. I informed her that we scared our children to bed by telling them that mad dogs would carry them off, to which she replied that "bankers were one hundred thousand per cent, more dangerous than mad dogs, for the average number of persons bitten by mad dogs was one out of every hundred thousand, whilst on the other hand, there were ninety-nine thousand nine hundred and ninety- nine of the laboring class out of every one hundred thousand, bitten by bankers." Therefore, she as- serted that bankers were more dreadful. They have fifty thous- and per cent, advantage over mad dogs in putting in their pois...

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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 26 May 1892

May 86,1892. SOUTHERN XERCUBY. 11 i i u I > I Colloquy Between a Collar Dem- ocrat and an Independent Voter. ARRANGED FROM SAM HANKER IN PRO- GRESSIVE FARMER. Independent Voter.—We want to know what you want, anyway! Collar Democrat. We want to fill all the offices, high and low; we want to rule this country. I. V.—What particular qualifi- cations do you claim? C. D.—We claim the sense, we claim the honesty and we claim the patriotism. I. V.—What do you think of the Farmers' Alliance? C. D.—It has a great many hon- est men, but its leaders are dema- gogues, soreheads and cranks. I. V.—What do you think of a democratic house making an as- sault on an agricultural industry and relieving the New England manufacturers of free wool? C. D.—Oh, that will be a great benefit to the farmer! I V.—Why did you not try and benefit the mcnufacturers first in that way? C. D.—These sheep-raisers are all republicans, and those down South won't kick for fear of the nigger. I. V.—Then you have taken...

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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 26 May 1892

8 SOUTHERN MERCURY. May 26,1892 i OFFICIAL JOURNAL. fexaa Farmer• Alliance and Industrial Union N. R. P. A. Published Every Thursday by the FARMERS STATE ALLIANCE PUB. CO. MILTON PARK, Managing Editor, and General Manager. Office: Second floor Alliance Exchange Build- ing. Entrance: 162 Wood Street Entered at the poitofflce, Dallas, Texas, as ■eoend-class mail matter. FARMERS ALLIANCE PLATFORM. [Adopted at Ocala, Fla., Dec., 1800.] 1. We demand the abolition of national banks: we demand that tbe government shall establish sub-treasuries or depositories in the several stales which shall issue money direet to the people at a low rate of tax, not to ex- ceed 2 per cent per annum, on non-perishable farm products and upon real estate, with prop- er limitations upon the quautity of land and amount of money; we demand tnattho amount of the oiruulatlng medium be speedily increas- ed to not less than 850 per capita. 2. We demand that congress shall pass such laws as will effectually prevent ...

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Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 26 May 1892

Say 26,1892. SOUTHERN MERCURY. 9 Í TWO ENDED PARTY. A real two ended political party well cultivated and fully developed, may not be a thing of beauty or a joy forever, but there is one thing to a dead moral certainty, it is a monumental curiosity that those who once behold will never for- get. Through the ups and downs of man on this mundane sphere he has many sore trials to undergo. Many times, year after year, his weary soul is cast down, owing to the presence of what seems to be an insurmountable difficulty, the alpha and omega of which is "how to obtain food and raiment;" but when a fully developed two ended political party with the Democratic brand upon it, but bearing marks of aristocratic ownership, appears in the arena of politics, then all the fellows who raise fifteen cent corn, five cent cotton, twelve cent oats and sixty-five cent wheat should come to the show and bring their wives and children along that theymay enjoy the presence of the source of their prosperity, and...

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Page 10 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 26 May 1892

10 SOUTHERN MERCURY. ' iffiÉiílllT" í .i Hay 26,1892. 8ECOND DECLARATION OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE. Platform Adopted by the Confeder- ated Industrial Organizations at St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 22-24, 1892. The Mercury, in common with other papers, made a mistake in publishing the St. Louis demands. The correct, verbatim document, as it came from the hands of of the committee on platform, is a* follows: NATIONAL PLATFORM, FINANCE. First—We demand a national currency, safe sound, and flexable,' issued by the general Sovernment only, a full legal tender for all ebts, publio and private, and that without the use of banking corporations, a Juflfc, equitable and efficient means of circulation, direct to the people at a tax not to oxceed 2 per cent, be provided, as set forth in the sub-treasury plan of the Farmers Alliance or some better system; also by payment in discharge of its obligations for publio improvements. a. We demand the free and unlimited coin- age of silver. o. We demand that the ...

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Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 26 May 1892

May 26, 1892. SOUTHERN MERCURY. II h y) J > ■ DON'T LET THE OPPORTUNI- TY PASS. We will send three oopies of the Mereury to any address till Nov. 1, 1892 for $1.00. ORGANIZED LABOR. Muncie printers are now union- ized. Chicago baker bosses are giving up Flieschman's yeast. Upholsterers are talking of or ganizing an international. In Haverhill, Mass., barbers will will not shave non-union men. Massachusetts K. ot L. is report- ed to be growing wonderfully. The Cincinnati Post employes have a co-operative boarding estab- lishment. Wages *of carpenters in Scot- land average about seventeen cents an hour. The Pioneer and Press, at New- ark, N. J., have been unionized by printers. Marine fiemen sailing from Chi- cago have won their strike for higher pay. After July 6, fifty-four hours will constitute a week's work in New Jersey. The boss bakers of Milwaukee have concluded to boycott Fleisch- man's yeast. Ten men of New York city have a larger income than all the farmers of that tate. ...

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Page 12 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 26 May 1892

ía SOUTHERN MERCURY. ■•7 26, 1898. OFFICIAL. DIRECTORY. national riunm alliance and indus- trial union. L. L. Polk, President, North Carolina. H. L. Louok, Vioe-Presideiit, South Dakota. J. H. Turner, Secretary-Treasurer, Georgia. J. F. WfUeto. Lecturer, Kansas. 0. W. Maoune, Chairman, ) A. Wardall, > Executive Board J. F. Tillman, ) A. B. Cole, * B. W. Beek, M. D. Davie. L. L. Polk, 0. W. Maeune, L. P. Peatherston, Mann Page, W. P. Gylnne. xr a Board are looated at 230 North Capital street, Washington, D. C. The President's office is 844 D. street, Wash- ington, D. C. stats officers. President, Evan Jones, Dublin, Texas. Vice-President, T. J. Anderson, Paris, Texas. Secretary, Mrs. N. L. Barrett. Dallas, Texas. Leoturer, J. M. Perdue, West Mountain, Texas. O. L. Clark, Ch'm, Huckaby, Tx.) R. A. High, Blooming Grove, Tx V Executive J. W. Baird, Lenore, Texas. I Com. C. J. Jackson, Corn Hill, Texas, ") W. P. Martin, Kilgore, Texas, >- Judiclaiy B. 8. Peters, Calvert, Texas. j C...

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Page 13 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 26 May 1892

lay 26.1892. SOUTHERN MEBCVBT. 13 ALLIANCE ALLUSIONS. / i 1/ Red River County Alliance met May 10th, and endorsed the St. Louis Confer- ence platform. Bro. J. C. A.lbritton writes us a com- munication, its length and pressure on our columns forbids its use. L. D. Washington, J. F. Andress and A. F. Peters, committee from Livingston Alliance 3,135, send resolutions of re- spect to Bro. C. G. Spratt, deceased, who was a worthy man and zealous member, and extending condolence to his bereaved family. Jasper Qracy, P. H. Gallager and M. McAlhany, committee from Cooksey Branch Alliance, No. 2,195, send resolu- tions of respect to Bro. A. F. Able, who they attest as a worthy man and member, and the Alliance tenders sympathy to his family. T. H. Ferchard, W. F. By an and W. O. Ellis, committee from Runge Alliance, No. 4,110, sene resolutions of respect to Sister Chatharine C. Moore, who died March 22,1892. They affirm her chris- tian character, and tender sympathy to the bereaved. W. H. Pri...

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Page 14 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 26 May 1892

w SOUTHERN MERCURY. 1899. RBFORM THOUGHT. Vernon Texan : To do your best is to do all you can. • « Grand view (Texas) Sentinel: Charac- ter is not inheritance, but the fruit of one's own exertion. * * • San Antonio (Texas) Truth : Mansions on one side and hovels on the other. The many pay tribute to the few. * « * Wytheville (Va.) Newp : For every failing a man can point out in others he will average two of his own. Cincinnati (0.) Herald: Take your choice, vote for "Betsy and the babies," or the bosses and boodlers. Silverton(Texas) Light: The man who thinks too highly of himself, can't expect other people to think much of him. • # * San Saba (Texas) News : A true heart- ed man will make up his own mind, and vote according to his own best judg- ment. #*# Lamar (Mo.) Union : Society to-day is more nearly a crime than it is an instru- ment for the promotion of human happi- ness. * # * McKinney i(Texas) Democrat: The gentle zephyrs of political freedom arc moving the lovely branches o...

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Page 15 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 26 May 1892

It May 26, 1892. SOUTHERN MERCURY. 15 INDUSTRIAL INNINGS. Petroleum, iron and marble are abundant at Burnett, Texas. Capitalists are developing the Rockdale, Texas, coal mines. A fine bed of asphaltum has been discovered near Palestine, Texas. Crude petroleum of a fine qual ity has been found in Duval coun- ty, Texas. A syndicate with a capital of $150,000 will work the Calvert, Texas, coal mines. Ranger, Texas, is rich in miner- als and the smelter will do much to develop that district. A cedar bucket factyry is to be erected at Scottsboro, Ala. The mayor can give particulars. The Coosa furnace, at Gadsden, which was banked several weeks ago, has resumed operations. The Lone Star Copper Company ¡¡ill develop its mines at Henriet- ta, Texas, and erect a smelter. Coal has been discovered near Paris, Texas, that is said to be far superior to the famous McAllister coal. The Adair Coal and Mining Company of Fort Worth, Texas, has been incorporated with a capi- tal of $250,000. The Sloss...

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Page 16 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 26 May 1892

16 SOUTHERN MERCUEÍ. May 26,1892. ANNOUNCEMENTS. WE are authorised to anaounoe 8. H. Mc- Bride m a candidate for county clerk, •ubjeet to the action of the democratic county convention. WE are authorised to announce Mr. Henry W. Jones as a candidate for county clerk, ■ubjeet to the action of the democratic conven- tion. WE are authorized to announce Ben E. Cab- el, as a candidate for sheriff of Dallas county, Texas, subjeot to the action of the democratic coveatlon. WE are authorized to announce Mann Trice as a candidate for county attorney of Dal- las county, subject to the action of the demo- cratic convention. WE are authorized to announce E. P. Mar- shall as a candidate for oounty Judge of Dallas county, subject to the action of the dem- ocratic convention. WE are authorised to announce G. E. Gil- bert as a candidate for the office of coun- ty clerk, subject to the action of the democratic convention. WE are authorized to announce Henry H. Smith at a candidate for oounty clerk o...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 2 June 1892

Mi ifev Official Journal of the Farmers State Alliance of Texas. "Organize, Educate, Co-Opérate." } | "Liberty, Justice, Equality." Vol. XI, No. 22. DALLAS, TEXAS, THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 1892. | Whole No. 527. Another Chapter of the Infamous Plot. Worse Than the Haz- zard or the Buell Con- spiracy. Many of our readers have heard through the press and from the stump, of the intamous scheme dis- closed in the Hazzard circular, and the Buell letter. When they read it their American blood sizzled at fever heat. We now have the privilege of adding another chapter of the diabolical plan, which has been effectually worked to enslave our people. It is no hear-say, vague, unreliable statement. It comes under the sacred oath of one of the parties who was present when the conversation occurred. Read it Americans! and ask your- selves how long such bribe taking, liberty killing, conscienceless trai- tors shall be allowed to control the destinies of our country. No doubt the statements of Mr. Luckenb...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 2 June 1892

SOUTHERN MERCURY. Jone 2,1892 The Nacogdoches Mass Meeting. W. 8. FALL. ' Some three weeks ago, Bro. A. Tubbe, chairman of the executive committee called a mass meeting to be held at the different voting places in this county to ratify the action of the confederated labor organizations, which met in St. Louis, on Feb. 22d, 1892, and to send delegates to a mammoth mas? convention tobe held in Nacogdo- ches May 14. Well, the people assembled as requested and from every voting precinct they sent delegates instructed for the St. Louis demands except one box, and they would have done so but for the heroic efforts ot two or three old time brass collar conven- tion Democrats, who were on hand for the express purpose of defeat- ing an open expression of the peo- ple; and after much worry they succeeded in sending the delegates uninstructed, and for further in- struction, they received in abund- ance from the old war horse, Bro. J. M. Perdue. But the people of that box are all right and can ...

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

June 2, 1892. SOUTHERN MERCURY. I / The County Seats Versus The Farmer. One of the most unhappy situa- tions of the present contest is the stand taken by business men as a rule, at the county seat and other small towns. Every informed man knows their real interests are irre- spectively allied with that of the farmer. But as a rule the farmer organization and their demands for relief, in their present depressed condition, are treated with aver- sion if not contempt by those bus- iness men. Two facts contribute mainly to this situation. First, in the earlier stages of the movement for organ- ization, a certain class of "farmers" laid great stress on the co-operative store business and held up the or- ganization, as nearly as he could, in the light of being formed to an- tagonize and tear down the local merchant. This at first made the merchants feel uneasy, and stirred to some extent their resentment. The drummer from the city fills the $2 a day hotel full of indigna- tion meetings ov...

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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 2 June 1892

SOUTHERN] MERCURY. June 2,1892, MAJOR J. O. KIBBY'S DALLAS SPEECH. « Pithy, Pointed, Powerful. I learn at the hotels, on the streets and through the press that we are having at this time in Tex- as a campaign without a prece- dent. I learn from every source that the people of this state are agitated beyond any like experi- ence in its history, but when I stop to inquire for the cause of this I feel largely misled. If I go with the leaders oí this agitation to the rostrum I do not find them discussing one single manly prin- ciple, one issue that affects the weal or woe of the vote of this great country, state or federal. [Applause.] I leave Texas, going into her neighboring state, and there I find the same thing—the prejudices of men being preyed upon. I go into Louisiana and J find neighbor against neighbor, confronting one another almost with missiles of death in a fight that they call political. In 1868, when I cast my first ballot, I was called npon to vote for Seymour and Blair ...

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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 2 June 1892

June 2, 1892. SOUTHERN JURY. 'j* * i h->. i one of them propoees to loan it to railroads and the other to farmers —not oil wheat and cotton, but to the land• owning fa rmers. [Laugh- ter.] Is not that paternal? Is the sub-treasury more paternal? Now, there are but two principles in our form of government. One is pa- ternal; the other is repressive. There is not a legislative policy, not a legislative administration, which has ever gone into history, that has not been characterized by either of those principles. Lincoln's administration was pecu- liarly repressive; all other admin- istrations have been peculiarly paternal. The government that establishes free schools is paternal; the government that protects yon against the murderous assaults of the assassin is paternal; the gov- ernment that aids you in manufac- turing goods is paternal; the gov- ernment that permits whisky men to store their goods in warehouses and takes care of it for three years, suffering the owners not to pa...

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 2 June 1892

6 SOUTHERN MERCURY. June 2, 1892. •• Intrinsic Value." There is no one thing in politi- cal science that is so little under- stood and so generally misunder- stood as the meaning of the little word "value." Out of this want of understanding has grown a thousand heresies and vagaries which have been taken up by unthinking people, and often by intelligent men and have beeome with them fixed principles. Values are all relative. Values can only be established by comparison. A thing is valuable or cheap measur- ed by comparison with other things having commercial value, and the value of each thing is de- termined by the desire for posses- sion ot it and the. ability of peo- ple to gratify that desire for pos- session. The most abused term, probably, in use in the discussion of the science of money, is "intrin- sic value." Some befuddled sci- entists talk glibly about no money being "good money" which has no intrinsic value. Th:s theory has been in such common use for so many years and is...

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