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

Aug. 4 1892. SOUTHERN MERCURY. 3 Government Railroads. In Hungary, under government owershin ot railroads, the rates are so low that it costs only $1.92 to travel a distance equal to that be- tween Chicago and New York. A system of tickets somewhat like postage stamps has been adopted, which travellers can use on all lines, and with which freight can also be prepaid. The saving is en- ormous, and the people get the full benefit of it. In this country the ticket,freight and advertising agen- cies which competing railroad com- panies are employing cost over $200,000,000 a year. The princely salaries and "pickings" of presi- dents, directors and contractors and a host ot parasites, amount to fully an equal, if not larger sum. Then comes the interest on stocks abun- dantly watered. For all this the people pay. It is sate to say that ot the gross earnings over $800,- 000,000 would be saved to the peo- ple by government ownership and operation of national highways. The Belgian government ...

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

SOUTHERN MERCURY. Aug. 4,1892. General Field at Home. Hon. James Gaven Field, the nominee of the people's party, for the high office of vice-President, was born in Culpeper county, Vir- ginia, February 24, 1826, and con- sequently is in his 67tii year. He is descended from English ancestors, who, with propogandist energy and rifle and compass, blazed their way when' the coun- try was new. Or.e of these ances- tors, John Field, was a noted scien- tist in his day and was knighted for his astronomical discoveries. Cyrus Field, just dead, and Justice Stephen D. Field, of the United States Supreme Court, are lineal descendants of the same family as the subjcect of this sketch, and so was Gen. Charles W. Field who distinguished himself as a division commander in the army ol North- ern Virginia. Mr. Field has never been a pol- itician in the sense of seeking pre- ferment. He returned to his law office at Culpepper after the war and took an active part in the pol- itics of his county and st...

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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 4 August 1892

yr Aug. 4 1892. SOUTHERN MERCURY. / > Gold Exports. Notwithstanding the balance of foreign trade is largely in our favor, every year witnesses large exports of gold from the United States to Europe. Corrupt railroad legislation and management are responsible to a great extent tor this continuous drain on our national resources. It takes not only our surplus indus- trial products, represented by the excess of our exports over imports but millions of dollars in gold in addition to pay dividends and inter- est on hundreds of millions ot dol- lars of railroad stocks and bonds in the hands of foreign capitalists, a large portion of which repre- sents inflated or fictitious values. Where two men trade horses each horse representing a different value, the man parting with the annimal estimated at the lowest value passes over the to othe rparty to trade the difference in money. When two nations engage in an in- terchange of their respective indus- trial products, each sending to the othe...

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 4 August 1892

SOUTHERN MERCURY. Aug.é, 1892 Just Watch, What a strange fatality, seems to be always ready to confound the arguments, of those who have es- poused the cause of plutocracy, against their people. Their plea, that the free coinage of silver would drive gold bugs out of this country, is confounded by¡ present conditions. The gold bugs, have carried their plans at every point and to all appearances (accepting their own statements) made free coinage of silver, impossible for the next five years. And to day gold has an outward flow greater than when there was a chance that silver would be restored to free coinage. Ex-comptroller Cannon, president oí the Chase National Bank of New York, says: "In refusing to give any more gold certificates to shippers of gold, the New York banks are really acting from patriotic mo- tives. They believe that the time has come when this country should protect its gold reserves just as others nations are doing. The circumstances are such as justify the putting...

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

>• Aug. 4, 1892. SOUTHERN MERCURY. u . i? ■ > Let Party Bosses Face the Music —The Force Bill Cry False and Cowardly. J. H. Simpson writes the Jack1 son (Miss.) Leader in the following strain: Under an extravagant adminis- tration of public affairs, taxes mount higher. Under a gold- standard contracted currency, the f>rice ot labor and its products, fall ower and lower. Some years ago five pounds oí cotton paid a dollar oí tax; to-day it requires 15 or 20 pounds;and as a consequence of the high tax and big dollar policy, half our cotton now goes for taxes. So it does seem that all who will, may readily understand, it's not tariff alone, or high taxes that ruin the farmers; but also the big dollars in which he is required to pay them; and the big dollar even more than high taxes. With half our cotton going for taxes, and a horde of monopolies preying upon the other half, the farmer's appealed to the country, in a non-partisan spirit, for lower taxes, more and cheaper currenc...

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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 4 August 1892

8 SOUTHERN MERCURY. Aug. 4, 1892 OFFICIAL JOURNAL. iexae Farmers 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: 152 Wood Street Entered at the postofflce, Dallas, Texas, aa second-class mall matter. FARMERS ALLIANCE PLATFORM. [Adopted at Ocala, Fia., Doc., 1890.] 1. We demand tho abolition of national banks; we demand that the government shall establish sub-treasuries or depositories in the several stales which shall issue money direct to tho 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 quantity of lund and amount of money; wo demand that the amount of tho circulating medium bo speedily increas- ed to not less than MO per capita. 2. Wo demand that congress shall pnss such laws as will effectually pro vent ...

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Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 4 August 1892

> Aug. 4, 1892. SOUTHERN MERCURY. 9 Ü A DEMOCRATIC TREACHERY. Section 7 of the national demo cratic platform relating to finance reads as follows. "We hold to the use of both gold and silver as the standard money of the country, anc to the coinage of both gold anc silver, without discriminating against either metal or charge for mintage. Both metals must be o! intrinsic and exchangeable value, or be adjusted through internationa agreement, or by such safeguards of legislation as shall maintain a parity of the two metals and the equal power of every dollar at all times in the markets anc of the payments of debts, anc we demand that all paper cur rency be kept at par and redeem- able in such coin." This silver plank was undoub- tedly written by the British- American syndicate of gold bugs. It declares that there shall be no more silver coined in the United States in future if the democrats are placed in power except subsid- ary silver coins for change in small transactions, because...

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Page 10 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 4 August 1892

SOUTHERN MERCURY. Aug. 4, 1892 National and State Platform. PREAMBLE. Assembled upon the lltítli anniversary of the declaration of independence, the People's Party of America, in its first national conven- tion invoking upon its action the blessinjrs of Almighty God, puts forth in his name, and on behalf of the people of this country the fol- lowing preamble and declaration of principles beha the people ble and and the" conditions which surround us best justify our co-operation. We meet in the midst of a nation brought to the verge of political and material ruin. Corruption dom- inates the ballot-box, legislatures, congress, and touches even the ermine of the bench. The people are demoralized, and most, of the states have been compelled to isolate voters at polling places to'prevent universal intimi- dation and bribery. The newspapers largely subsidized or muzzled, public opinion Is si- lenced, business is prostrated, our homes are covered with mortgages, labor is impover- ished and...

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Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 4 August 1892

Aug. 4, 1892. SOUTHERN MERCURY. p '■>&,; !¿'b .. r ■p W K; tjtf. is- The Situation. Behold the situation resultin from fifty years of democratic an republican legislation. Nine rail- lion of mortgaged homes. Gigan- tic corporations created by demo- cratic and republican laws in possession of the transportation system of the country, levying robbers tribute upon all industry. Banking corporations, the off- spring of the same political powers, in absolute control of the national finances, exercising powers more arbitrary than any despot of the old world, and defying any act of congress. Combines and trusts to the ex- tent of a half thousand organized more perfectly, and vastly more destructive to commerce than were the pirates of the south sea in the days of the buccaneers. The public domain exhausted by gifts of 200,000,000, acres to rich corporations. The homes of the people pass- ing into the hands of the syndi- cates who are founding a Euro- pean tenant system. The great me...

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Page 12 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 4 August 1892

, _ ., yp. ' v"; • 7 r'"r- ■"?%<'"' ':™í>v:;:;í" ' *> 'V;v:-tfe 12 SOUTHERN MERCURY. Aug. 4. 1892 1 "Keep in the Middle of the Road." Side tracks are rough, and they'er hard to walk Keep in the middle of the road,. Though wo haven't got time to stop and talk we keep in the middle of the rou'l. Turn your backs on the gold-bug men, And yell for silver now and then; If you want to beat Grover, also Bon, Just stick to the middle of the road. Don't answer the call of gold-bug tools Out keep in the middle of the road; Prove that the West wasn't settled by fools, And keep in the middle of the road. They've woven their plots, and woven them We want a Weaver who's got moresklll, And most we want, a silver bill. So we'll stay In the middle of the road. —Denver News. two SUg- the or a Outrage Upon Outrage! Henry Clews has written letters to Secretary Foster, gesting gold bond issues to banks at home and abroad, method of increasing the supply of gold in the Treasury, and afford- ing a...

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Page 13 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 4 August 1892

V Aug. 4. (892. SOUTHERN MERCURY. 13 OFFICIAL. i > Judiciary Department. DIBECTOBY. NATIONAL FARMERS ALLIANCE AND INDUS* TRIAL UNION. H« L. Louck, President, South Dakota. J. H. Turner, Secretary-Treasurer, Georgia. J. F. Willets. Lecturer, Kansas. C. W. Macune, Chairman, ) A. Wardall, V Executive Board. J. F. Tillman, i A. E. Cole, R. W. Beck, M. D. Davie. L. L. Polk, C. W. Macune, L. P. Featherston, [-Legislative Committee. Mann Page, W. F. Gyinnet The Secretary and Chairman of Executive Board are located at 239 North Capital street, Washington, D. C. The President's office is 314 D. street, Wash- ington, D. C. 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'in, Huckaby, Tx.) tt. A. High, Blooming G rove, Tx V Executive J. W. Baird, Lcnore, Texas. ) Com. C. J. Jackson, Corn Hill, Texas, ) W. P. Martin, Kilgore, Texas, &g...

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

REFORM THOUGHT. >. rn-rit SOUTHERN HERCUBY. M ex i a (Tex.) Ledger: Hope leads us, ambition impels us diligence guides us. * * * Western Rural: Bigotry is n crime more pernicious in its results than intentional wrong doing. # * * Houston (Tex.) Post: The sooner con- gress adjourns the better it will be for the country. * * * San Francisco (Cal.) Press: Customs makes fool of us all. Habit is called second nature. # * * Gonzales (Tex.) Signal: Millionaires: make paupers, paupers make anarchists and anarchists destroy nations. * * k Birmingham (Ala.) Reformer: Let those who prey upon human liberty, be the victims, if victims there must be. * ¥• * Raleigh (N. C.) Farmer: The money - crats are badley scared and getting worse every day. Stand to your guns, boys. * * # Washington (D. C.) National View: The genius of criticism, consists in knowing when and how much to compli- ment. San Antonio (Tex.) Stockman and Farmer: The telegraph and the express business belong with the postal depar...

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Page 15 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 4 August 1892

Aug. 4, 1893. SOUTHERN MERCURY. 16 GENERAL ITEMS. [ f A compress is to be erected at Clarks- ville, Texas. A new cannery will be established at Winstou, N. C. A large cannery will be built at Mill- brook, S. C. A flouring mill will be erected at Bren- ham, Texas. A new passenger depot will be built at Commerce, Texas. The water works question is being dis- cussed at Cameron, Texas. Frank Viguerie will erect a supple- mental sugar mill at Grand Cote, La. J. E. P. Baxley, of Memphis, Tenn., will build a large saw mill near Blythe, Miss. Hopkins county, ICy., will erect a new court house at Madisonville to cost $40,- 000. A large roller flouring Mill is is one of the new industries assured for Decatur, -4 Texas. The tobacco factory of J. S. Townes & Co., at Martinsville, S. C. are to be en- larged. The American Cotton Harvestei Com- pany of Memphis, Tenn., has applied for a charter. The Louisville, Ky., Veneer Mills Com- pany has put in an additional boiler and a new veneer saw. It...

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Page 16 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 4 August 1892

Hi SOUTHERN MERCURY. Aug. 4, 1892 ▲ People's Movment. A class movement deserves a defeat— elanuishaess Hu unworthy of success. A movement that stops with material or linancal benefits lacks the vital principle necessary for its perpetuation. The true reform movement compre- hends the rights and needs of all honest hand and brain toilers—it strikes only against the boodler, the schemer, the speculator, the idle drone, those who live at the expense of the world's workers. Financial prosperity should be but the stepping stone to mental, moral and spiritual development. The producers and distributors of wealth are altogether necessary factors in our social economy; there are others, the writers, lecturers, teachers, artists, scientists, etc., whose laborors are necessary to the highest de- velopment of humanity and without them there would be a relapsinto barbar- ism. A true reform movement will look to the union of all these classes, and the protection of each of the enjoyment of their...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 11 August 1892

-v ■Organii,, ducat,, c.-op.n.n." } Official Journal of the Farmers State Alliance of Texas. { l^Tc, T, «</ . Vol. XI, No. 32. DALLAS, TEXAS, THURSDAY, AUGUST n, 1892. Whole No. 537. > THIRD PARTY CANDIDATES. .TIM ARMSTRONG, JR. "And grave and hoary men were bribed to tell From seats where law is made the slave of wrong, How glorious Athens in her splendor fell, Because her sons were free—and that among Mankind, the many to the few belong, By Heaven, and nature, and necessity." After enumerating the great virtues of the last of the Tribunes, after telling of the many and radi- cal reforms he worked for his peo- ple, ot how he "subdued the fiercest aristocracy and ruled impartially the most turbulent people imbru- ted by violence," and how he "raised his native city to sudden, yet acknowledged eminence, over every state, its superior in arts, wealth, and civilization," Bulwer adds, "we ask what errors are we to weigh in the opposite balance and we find an unnecessary osten tati...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 11 August 1892

SOUTHERN MEBCUKY. Aug. 11,1892 The Sub-Treasury. CONORE8KMAN JOHM DANI8 IN NATIONAL WATCHMAN. This subject is both old and new. Old as to bullionists, bondholders, whiskey men and speculators, but new when intended to benefit far- mers and planters. This statement is true as to our own country, and there are prominent examples of its truth in other countries and times. In olden times over in Europe there existed the republic of Venice It was a rich commercial city, and during the turbulent times of the middle ages continuous wars were waged on the widly extended Ve- netian commerce by the pirates of the world. Northern Africa and southern Europe swarmed with them. In self defense the republic found itself in need of gold and silver, for war purposes in the barbarous parts of the world. In order to secure the desired coin and bullion the republc adopted the sub-treasury system. Gold and silver coin and bullion were excep- ted on deposit and housed. In lieu of these deposits a book cr...

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

• t . v .. ,L • .... 1Í4Í .... 4 . j W'<j* if mi V' tf-k^ *i -'•;. igteift • -v Aug. 11 1892. SOUTHERN MERCURY. u / > The G-range and the Tariff. Mortimer Whitehead, National Lecturer of the Grange has the following to say in the Meadville Farmer on the Tariff: The position of the Grange as an organization upon the question of the Tariff, is often inquired about, often misunderstood, and sometimes misrepresented. As a party question the Grange takes no part in the discussion. It has never attempted to make all its members protectionists, neither has it advocated "free trade " And yet the Grange has a Tariff* policy. What is that policy? It is the principle of equality as lound in the Declaration of Inde- pendence, and guranteed to us in the Constitution: that all citizens shall be equal before the law. The very essence of all Grange measures for the relief of agricul- ture, is to-day, and always ' has been, that old principle of our forefathers — equality — equality before tra...

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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 11 August 1892

PPPÜI SOUTHERN MERCURY. Aug. 11 1892. MILLS AT DALLAS. The Hon. K. Q. Mills, U. S. Senator favored his friends in Dal- las with a rambling talk at the opera house on the 28th ult. Alter the introduction by J. T. Treze- vant Esq., Mr. Mills spoke sub- stantially as follows: "The campaign now engaging the country is triangular;' the demo- cratic party, the republican party and a party too young to have a name—or third party being the contestants." He then launched out on "tariff reform"—alleging that the tax should be levied only on such arti- cles as the rich can afford to use— the same old argument the south has heard for 25 years. He did not forget to recount the fact that the republican party fa- vors protection—as every body knows. "Our third party friends are contending for various things—the free coinage of silver at a rati o of 16 ounces of silver for 1 ounce of gold; for government ownership of railroads and telegraph; and tor a bank in every postofiice. They claim to be Jeff...

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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 11 August 1892

Aug. 11 1892. SOUTHERN HEBCUBY. > tcr demonetization of silver in 1873 that the exportation of gold has been in an almost unbroken flow —and that, notwithstanding the fact that the exportation of all other products exceeds the impor- tation as nine to seven—which would indicate that the world's gold was coming to us. The facts are, that we already have three times our per capita of the world's gold and silver, and the annual products of our mines is nine times our legitimate pro- portionment of the world's supply. The free coinage of silver will only afford a partial relief, which is all that its most ardent advocates have ever claimed. The speakers method of extricating himself from the charge of complicity in the de- monetization conspiracy and crime is the most unique of all the tricks to which he resorts. With abso- lute complacency he announces that he "only entered congress at the 42nd session," as though this were a sine qua non disposition of the whole matter. Certainly t...

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 11 August 1892

6 SOUTHERN MEBGVBT. Aug. II, 1892 Gen. Weaver's War Becord In Tennessee. The following letter clipped from the Toiler puts the defamers of our leader to shame. No one in Giles County will doubt for a moment the statements made by Col. Harris. Near Fayettvillk, Tenn., | July 20, 1892. / Editor Toiler—Dear Sir:— Your note enclosing a clipping from the Pulaski Citizens, in re- gard to Gen. Jas. B. Weaver's course toward the citizens oí Giles county during the war of the re- bellion, and in which which you state that "I understand that you contrdict," came to 11 ! last even- ing. I have neither contradicted nor affirmed anything about it, for I had not heard of its publication. Perhaps you got your impressions from me direct, when you lived in our family and taught school. I have often spoken to my friends, of Gen. Weaver; of his kindness, firmness and exalted piety; of him as a Christian gentle- man, for I knew the man and had ample opportunities of Lknowing him. Ilis tent was on my pr...

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