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

■y W EX-CONFEDERATES IN KAN- SAS. At the State convention of the People's party, recently held at Wichita, Kansas, Col. W. A. Harris, an ex-confederate soldier, was nominated by acclamation for congressman at large. It came about as follows: The only remaining business of the convention was to nominate a candidate for congressman at large. Fred J. Close, candidate for con- gress in the First district, who de- feated W. A, Harris for the nomi- nation at the Holton convention, placed the name of his opponent in nomination for congressman at large. His speech was a taking one. He pointed to his empty sleeve and told how he had lost it in the defense of the flag which he had close at hand and pointed to. Then he told of the valor of Col. Harris as a confederate soldier, and said that it was time that the boys who wore the blue and the gray should shake hands across the bloody chasm. 1 The sentiment spread like wild fire, and old soldiers with the Grand Army badges on claimed the right t...

Publication Title: Southern Mercury, The
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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 7 July 1892

8 OFFICIAL JOURNAL. Texas Farmers Alliance and Industrial Onion toa. N. R. P. A. Published Erery 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 postofflce, Dallas, Texas, aa second-class mail matter. FARMERS ALLIANCE PLATFORM. [Adopted at Ocaia, Flu., Dec., 1800.] 1. We demand the abolition of national banks: we demand that the government shall establish sub-treasuries or depositories in the several states which shall issuo money direct to the people at a low rate of tux, not to ex- coed 2 per cent per annum, on non-perishable farm products und upon real estate, with prop- er limitations upon the quautity of land and amount of money; we demand that the amount of the circulating medium be speedily iuereus- ed to not less thun #¡0 per capita. 2. We demand thut congress shall pass such laws as will effectually prevont the dealing in futures of ...

Publication Title: Southern Mercury, The
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Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 7 July 1892

fn-: :.r 11 I ■Si ■ > h THE LINE OF BATTLE ESTABLISHED. The platform adopted by the people's party of Texas is plain and straightforward. There is no at- tempt to dodge or straddle any question. After adopting the Saint Louis Industrial Conference demands, with one explanatory change in regard to "demanding the free and unlimited coinage of silver," the convention added "at present weight and fineness." This explanation is necessary because the republicans and democrats both straddle the silver question. The 1st plank, which demands that all lands now held by the State, or that can be lawfully re claimed, should be held for home steads, will receive the hearty in- dorsement of every lover of justice and good government, especially the 120,000 homeless farmers in Texas. The 2nd plank which advocates that the public free schools be run six months each year; a uniform system of school books in public free schools, furnished to the child ren in school at cost, will receive endorsemen...

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

IjÉKGNÉÉMÉtÜWtfHIlB1 SOUTHERN MERCURY. July 7, 1892 SECOND DECLARATION OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE. Platform Adopted by the Confeder- ated Industrial Organizations at St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 22-24, IP92. Tiie 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 as follows: NATIONAL PLATFORM, finance. First—We demand a national currency,safe ■ound, and flcxable,' issued by the Rcncral governmont only, a full lejral tender for all debts, public and private, and that without the use of bankinK corporations, njiutf. equitable and efficient means of circulation, direct to the people at a tax not to exceed tf 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 public improvements. a. Wo demand tho free and unlimited coin- age of silver. b. We demand that the a...

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

July 7, 1892. A Wonderful "Child." *J. R. «LLILAND. The "Hayseeders" of this coun- ty are still diggingjin mother earth . trying to make an honest living, but they don't dig in the tearth all the time as they did a few years ago. They spend a little of their time diging in such reform papers as they ean command. They find by reading this reform literature what we never would have heard of, and that was that on February 24th 1892 in St. Louis theie was born a "child," and we further learned that when that "child" made its advent into this world it cried out in thunder tones: "Equal rights to all special privi- leges to none." The "Hayseeders" of this county were favorably im- pressed with thatjdeclaration. We wanted to see the "child;" learning from the reform paper that he would be in Waco on the 23 of April, a few of us went up to see him. We found him in the city hall, and to our surprise we found him to be the finest and best de- veloped child of his age we had ever seen- After t...

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

SOUTHERN MERCURY. July 7. 1892 I OFFICIAL. DIRECTORY. national farmers alliance and indus- trial union. L. L. Polk, President, North Carolina. H. L. Louok, Vice-President, South Dakota. J. H. Turner, Secretary-Treasurer, Georgia. J. F. Wjjiets. Lecturer, Kansas. C. W. Macune, Chairman, } A. Wardall, > Executive Board. J. P. Tillman, ) A. E. Cole, I R. W. Beck, VJudiciary Department. M. D. Davie. ) L. L. Polk, C. W. Macune, L. P. Featherston, Mann Pave, W. P. Gyinne, The Secretary and Chairman of Executive Board are looated at 239 North Capital street, Washington, D. C. The President's offlco is 344 D. street, Wash- ington, D. C. Legislative Committeo. state officers. President, Evan Jones, Dublin, Texas. Vice-President, T. J. Anderson, Paris, Texas. Secretary, Mrs. N. L. Barrett. Dallas, Texas. Lecturer, J. M. Perdue, West Mountain, Texas. G. L. Clark, Ch'm, Huckaby, Tx.) R. A. High, Blooming Grove, Tx > Executive J. W. Baird, Lcnore, Texas. ) Com. C. J. Jackson, Corn Hill, Te...

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

July 7. 1892. SOUTHERN MERCURY. 13 > j £;;*' m . What They Say About the Ticket and Platform. The State platform of the people's par- ty is a dandy.—Hempstead News. The proceedings were harmonious throughout.—Cottonwood Prodigal. Nugent is vigorous and intelligent Just watch him make the fur fly.-Hemp stead News. Judge Nugent is personally and pro f^ssionally above reproach, and he says he is in it to win.—Bryan Eagle. "Nugent will capture fifty thousand democratic votes " ! () — That do ffx it.—Bonham Observer. Political war is declared in Texas Rally around the standard of the pure and brainy Nugent.—McKinney Demo crat. It is Nugent and Marion Martin—and with this ticket, the people's party will sweep the State next November.—Min- eóla Courier. Now we have got our choice for candi- date for governor and we propose to do all in our power honorably to elect him —Decatur Times. Nugent is the nominee of the third par ty for governor. He is a good lawyer and has been district judge....

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

14 SOUTHERN MERCURY. Jnly 7. 1892 REFORM THOUGHT. Owensburg(Ky.) Journal: Bosslsm is on the decline. Lebanon (Ore.) Advance:— Finance, land and traimportation Are excellent themes for agitation. * # Bonluun (Texas) News: Life is too short and time too valuable to waste any part of it in quarrels and fusses. * # * Gainesville (Texas) Signal : Never loose your temper. Nobody wants it; all have enough of their own. * # * Lamar (Mo.) Union: If you give your vote to the old parties this year will they not construe it to be an endorsement of the present? * * * Philadelphia (Pa.) Justice: The right to labor and enjoy its products is sacred. Vested rights and legal villiany are close relations. * * # Salina (Ks.) Union: As twins, the two old parties are so near alike, they often borrow each others thunder without knowing it. # • St. Louis (Mo.) Forum: The office- holders can nominate a man with a ma- chine but they can't elect him with a machine. Stephenville (Texas) Once-A-Week : When youn...

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

> July 7, 1892. SOUTHERN MERCURY. GENERAL ITEMS. '■> fa -r Turkish women eat rose leaves with butter to secure plumpness. A woman in Oregon has worked twen- ty-three years at stone-cutting. You can't fill your father's placeby be ing only as good a man as he was. The farmers are the most independent people iu the world—even politically. The bycicle was invented by a German baron 00 years ago and was first called a tresina. Porous glass for window panes is the latest triumph of French inventive ge- nius. There are about 10,000,000 horses in the United States, and their average val- ue is $05.01 per head. For simple hoarseness take a fresh egg, beat it and thicken with pulverized su- gar. Eat freely of it. Sing Sing prison, New York, has five lawyers among its tenants. They were all sent there recently. To brighten carpets, wipe them with warm water in which has been poured a few drops of ammonia. Kerosene will soften boots or shoes that have been hardened by water and render th...

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

16 SOUTHERN MERCURY. July 7, 1892 . - I I 11 I J ■ I A I The Mountain Chautauqua. — A Baautiful Summer Kesort; At Mountain Lake Park on tbc sum mit of the AlJeghenies, 2800 feet above sea level,on the main line of the.Pectures- que B. & (J. It. It., from August 9th to 2drd, will be held the tenth annual ses- iion of this fainaous Chautauqua, with fifteen days packed full of the best things genius cau devise, or money can prooure. Dr. W. L. Davidson, the Superintend- ant, prepared the program with great care. The leading platform clebrities of the country will appear from day to day, while a score af deprrtments of study, under the direction of the best instruc- tors will do their helpful work for the multitude of students who will come. Professors from the leading Universities have charge. The schools begin August 2nd aud continue three weeks. Tuition is very low. No programme so rich in novelties, bo strong in music, so crowded with earnest, attractive and hopeful lec- tures ha...

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

vr r "Organize, Educate, Co-Operate. Official Journal of the Farmers State Alliance of Texas. { "Liberty, Justice, Equality." Vol. XI, No. 28. DALLAS, TEXAS, THURSDAY, JULY 14, 1892. Whole No. 533. / Review of Mr. Reagan's Letter Concluded. JAME8 ARMSTRONG SR. Resuming our review of Mr Reagan's letter, we now come to the point wherein according to Mr. Rsagan, the two parties disagree He says: 1.—"They do not agree as to the wisdom and constitutionality of what is known as the sub-treasury plan, by which it is proposed that the federal government shall loan money on the deposit of farm pro- ducts at 2 per cent, interest." For once the Commissioner is right and the reason for disagree- ment is very plain. By the sub treasury plan the people would borrow money direct from them- selves (or the government if it sounds any better), at an expense to themselves of 2 per cent., giving as security, land and the products of labor, the best security in the world. Ry the plan of the demo- cratic...

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

f SOUTHERN MKKCUBY. July 14,1892 -r der government management could be run by the one set of officers of one system of roads, thereby dis pensing with many officers and many big salaries, among which might be enumerated the many commissioners, both State and Fed- eral. Again the Commissioner gets into trouble by saying: "No such business can or will be carried on as cheaply by the gov- ernment as under the watchful care of private and corporate owner- ship." Well the Commissioner has been in the business, and has had experience in government managing a business, and the only wonder is why he did not recom- mend to the Congrese of the Con- federate States the letting out by contract to private corporations the business of carrying tne mails of the Southern Confederacy. It was certainly his duty as postmas- ter general to have the mails car- ried as cheaply as possible. But it is a notorious fact that the mail service of the United States, vast and complicated as it is, is the best an...

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

July 14 1892. SOUTHERN MERCURY. 3 h n (i ¡i £ i Domand The Referendum T. V. FOWDERLY IN K. OF L. JOURNAL "Ignorance of the law is no ex- cuse" is an old saying, but it applies only to laymen, to those who are not so familiar with the law are the lawyers. Lawyers may be ignorant of the law and yet be ex- cused; they are privileged to go even further and select those who are ignorant of the laws, and the facts in a case, to sit on a jury. Lawyers and jurymen are there- fore the only ones in whom igno- rance is excusable. A man may commit murder—which is clearly against the laws of God and man, and of which fact no one can plead ignorance—and a lawyer, who will argue that "ignorance of the law is no excuse," will axcept a fee or bribe from the crimnal and endeav- er to set aside the law and turn him loose upon the community. He will go still further and do his utmost to keep every educated, intelligent, well informed man off the jury. He will place a premium upon ignorance, and against...

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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 14 July 1892

SOUTHERN MERCURY. July 14, 1892. THE GREAT CONVENTION. FBEEMEN TO THE FRONT- SLAVES TO THE BEAR. The first national convention of the people's party convened in Oinaha, Neb., at 10 a. in., on July 2, 1892, and ad- journed at 3 a. m., on the 5th. Every state was represented by legally elected delegates excepting South Carolina, Ver- mont and Rhode Island, and from these states came unofficial representatives. The delegates numbered 1800. Visi- tors swelled the crowd to 25,000 souls, who were in constant attendance dur- ing the sitting of the convention. No delegate was seen under the influence of intoxicants, yet it was by no means a prohibition convention as the platform shows. Ellington, of Georgia, was elected temporary chairman, and J. W. Hayes, of Pennsylvania, temporary secretary. The committee on credentials reported I,366 delegates present and entitled to seats. No contests were reported. The committee on credentials was continued, and at 4 p. m., they reported the delega- ti...

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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 14 July 1892

Í ^ July 14 1892. SOUTHERN MERCURY. 5 I *'■ I # í) t m b Justice Dethroned. ST. LOUIS REFORMER. The fundamental principles of free government are based upon justice and protection to the masses who compose it. A popular government is one in which the power is lodged in the hands of the people. This is true democracy or repub- licanism. That we have this form of gov- ernment none will attempt to deny; but that the spirit is gone, that justice has been dethroned and liberty supplanted by avárice, is so apparent that but few will gain- say. The constitution was ordai ned to establish justice, insure domes- tic tranquility and secure the blessings ot liberty to ourselves and our posterity, and to promote the general welfare. This is the very spirit of the constitution. It breathes the inspiration of liberty. It seeks to establish justice by protecting the weak against the strong. The immortal Jefferson said: "I am not among those who fear the people. They, and not the rich, are our depe...

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 14 July 1892

Some Pertinent Questions. R. P. H1LLYEK. ' rs" " ' ' " " r ' ' • s 1 SOUTHERN MERCURY. July 14, 1892. patiently the ful- Our alliance is yet carrying a membership of about thirty five,and although some of the members have dropped out, the teachings of our grand order through the Mer cury and other reform papers con- trolled by the organization, have instilled into our minds psinciples that will guide us onward through all the changes and vicisitudes of both social and political life. Prin- ciples are our "land marks," enab- ling us to judge correctly, or at least wisely, of such questions and measures as may confront us, thus proving the great value that should be attached to the educational fea- ture of our order. While the membership almost to a man, has acccpted the theories as advanced by the Alliance,yet there are a few who, strange to say, have given no heed and like blind sheep are wil- ling to follow the other crowd and cast themselves head long into the mire. llecently in t...

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

July 14, 1892. SOUTHERN MERCURY. I : K i ti i i r 4 I Some Suggestions. OBSERVER. I think myself happy, my coun- trymen, because I can answer for myself this day before you, touch- ing all the things whereby we are wrongfully oppressed. Perhaps our oppressors think that they have the right to, and do many things contrary to the name and spirit ot political and religious lib- erty, which things they do in high places. It is impossible for this communication to be more than synoptical—details are impractica- ble—therefore permit me to rpeak very plain. I will say that we have a school of state craft at Washington city with a branch at every state capital in the Union. Then we have the "Star Chamber" in Wall street, New York. The politicians and lobbyist are trained in those schools; given his degree and commission by said "Star Chamber." This Star Chamber is composed of men of all political parties when at home and a few foreigners, who are Bourbons of the straightest sect. Readers, m...

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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 14 July 1892

OFFICIAL JOURNAL. f exas Farmers Alliance and Industrial Union SOUTHERN MERCURY. July 14,1692 Published Every Thursday by the FARMERS STATE ALLIANCE FUB. CO. MILTON Managing Editor, and PARK, General Manager. Office: Second floor Alliance Exchange Build- ing. Entrance: 152 Wood Street Entered at the poatofflee, Dallas, Texas, aji ■eoond-cl&se mail matter. FARMERS ALLIANCE PLATFORM. [Adopted at Ocala, Fla., Doc., 1890.] 1. We demand the abolition of national banks; we demand that the government shall establish sub-treasuries or depositories in the several states which shall issue money direct to the raople 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 that the amount of the circulating medium bo speedily increas- ed to not less than 850 per capita. ¡2. Wo demand that congress shall pass such laws as will effectually prevont the dea...

Publication Title: Southern Mercury, The
Source: The Portal to Texas History
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Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 14 July 1892

July 14,. 1892. SOUTHERN MERCURY. 9 r ■f ¡I I 1 }\ ) 4 ■' \ l • '{ i i! i vr- r POWER OF PREJUDICE AND IGNORANCE It is said by those, who shoulc be considered good authority that no man is educated who has not learned to think. Accepting the proposition as true, it follows as logicaly, as that light dispells darkness; that he who has neg lected to cultivate this part of his education, is ignorant. And it is universaly admitted that a repub lican form of government cannot be perpetuated where the voters or law makers are ignorant. Apply ing these propositions to Ameri- can politics of the present as pre- sented by the two dominant par- ties, the gravest apprehension for the perpetuity of free institutions should be aroused. What has been and is, the policy of the republican and democratic parties? The most intolerable system, of proscription has been pursued by them for years. He who dares to think for himself is at once tabooed by par- ty henchmen and refused even a hearing by his f...

Publication Title: Southern Mercury, The
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Page 10 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 14 July 1892

10 SOUTHERN MERCURY. July 14, 1892 FROM OMAHA. The nominees are Gen. James B. Weaver, of Iowa, for President and Gen. Jomes G. Field of Virginia for vice-President. We give below the pre- amble and platform in full as sent out by the associated press. A write up of the convention will be found ealswhere: PREAMBLE. Assembled upon tlio 110th anniversary of the declaration of independence, the People's Party of America, In its first national conven- tion invoking upon its action the blessings of Almighty God, puts forth in his name, and on alf of - - - - P princip and the conditions which surround us best behalf lowing pream the people of this country the foi- ble and declaration of principles justify our co-operation. We meet in the midst of a nation brought to the verge of f>o'1tical and material ruin. Corruption dom- natcs the ballot-box, legislatures, congress, and touches even the ermine of the bench. The people aro demoralized, and most of the states have been compelled to Iso...

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