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

Aug. 11, 1892. SOUTHERN MERCURY. > A Word of Warning from the West. OBSERVER— CARRIZO SPRINGS, TEXAS. I was bom in the mountains oí Kentucky in the year 1830. My father was a Scotchman (a high- lander of the Win. Tell school, not a Carnegie). I have lived to see many political, religious and social ebbs and flows in the popular sen- timents of the people of our be- loved country. I have also stud- ied the history of the same, and compared it with the history of other nations, ancient and modern. All of this has been done by many others, and should have been done by every son and daughter in America. This study should be pursued in the light of a dilligent, honest search after truth and for the purpose of justice, and not as pursued by and for the ends of modern politicians. I know that I will not be expected to enter into lengthy details in a letter like this even if I had the time and disposi- tion to do so. I have neither. It takes all of my time (under the geometrical division...

Publication Title: Southern Mercury, The
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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 11 August 1892

8 SOUTHERN MERCURY. Aug. 11, 1892 OFFICIAL JOURNAL. Texas Farmer Alliance and Industrial Union toa. N. R. P. A. Published Every Thursday by the FARMERS STATE ALLIANCE FDR. CO. MILTON PARK, Managing Editor, and General Manager. Office: Second floor Alliance Exchange Build- ing. Entrance: 152 Wood Street Entered at the postoffice, Dallas, Texas, aa second-class mall matter. FARMERS ALLIANCE PLATFORM. [Adopted at Ocala, Fla., Doc., 1890.] 1. We demand tho abolition of national bank ; we demand that the government 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 ox- coed 2 per cent per annum, on non-perishable farm products and upon real estate, with prop- er limitations upon the quautlty of land and amount of monuy; wo demand that the amount of the circulating medium be speedily increas ed to not less than $50 per capita. 2. We demand that congress shall pass such laws as will effectually prev...

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Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 11 August 1892

Aug. 11, 1892. SOUTHERN MERCURY. 9 v > WAR DECLARED. That the Minneapolis and Chi- cago platforms are bold and posi- tive declaration of war on the fun- damental principles of democratic government no one can truthfully deny. These platforms are an open assault upon the principles advocated by Jefferson, Calhoun, Jackson, Lincoln and their compa- triots. The language used, and the ideas expressed in both these platforms, show conclusively that the same men wrote them both. The personel of the delegates and wire pullers attending both con- ventions is proof positive that the money power secured the nomina- tion of both Cleveland and Harri- son. The political history of the delegates and outside manipulators show that the great common peo- ple were "not in it." The politi cal antecedents of the nominees prove that the great money kings of Europe and America were in the saddle, and the platforms adopt- ed puts the people on notice that the dollar and not the citizen shall rule this ...

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Page 10 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 11 August 1892

i • ' """T: • •*■* ; " • 10 SOUTHERN MERCURY. Aug. II, 1892 National and State Platform. PREAMBLE. Assembled upon the llflth anniversary of the declaration of Independence, the People's Party of Americd, in its first national conven- tion invoking upon its action the blessings 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 and the conditions which surround us best justify our co-operation. Wo 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 aro demoralized, and most of the states hate been compelled to isolate voters at polling places to'prevent universal intimi- dation and bribery. The newspapers largolv subsidized or muzzled, public opinion is si- lonced, business Is prostrated, our homes are covered with mortgages, labor is Impover- ished an...

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

Ir Aug. 11, 1892. SOUTHERN MERCURY. 11 > Goldbug Whine! At the end of June 1892, the amount of gold in the Treasury was $321,612,423, of which $190,- 232,404 belonged to the Govern- ment. Oil the 9th, of July the amount of gold in the Treasury was only $250,748,196, of which only $111,071,257 belonged t.o the Government. In two yeirs there has been a decrease of $70,864,227 in the total amount of gold in the Treasury, and of $79,161,147 in the amount of gold owued. And t> e case is going from bad to worse. The last advance sheets of the Treasury report show the am nint of gold in the Treasury, the amount owned by the Govern- ment, and percentHge of gold re ceipts at the New York custom- house at d fterent dates as follows: Gold Gold in Treusury. Owned. March 81... .$28 . 144,269 $125,815,040 April 30 273,623 455 119,909,756 May 31 271,527,092 114,231,883 July 9 250,748,196 111,071,257 In less ttian two and one-third months the total gold has decreased ne irly $30,000,000, t he...

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Page 12 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 11 August 1892

12 SOUTHERN MERCURY. Aug. 11, 1892 The One-Eyed Gunner. A correspondent of The Chicago Sentinel makes the following "points:" 1st. It is impracticable to sup- press national bank currency and to loan money direct to the peo- ple. 2d. It was a wise 'policy to do- nate lands to aid the building of railroads, and it would be unjust to undertake to recover such lands —even to aid the poor. 3d. The theory of cheap money would not work well, and he uses the following illustration: "Mr. A, worked hard till he was 60 years old and saved $10,000. He loanes it at 7 per cent and hence has an income of $700 upon which he lives confortably. Now if he could only get one per cent, as that is all he could get if the gov- ernment would Joan at that, his income would only be $100, which would give him short picking. It would send all old people with small means to the poor house. Rich people could stand it but it would crush poor people." 4. He tells us that "he looks at things with both eyes open" w...

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Page 13 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 11 August 1892

_ % y Aug. 11. 1892. SOUTHERN MERCURY. 13 > OFFICIAL. DIBECTOBY NATIONAL FARMERS ALLIANCE AND INDUS- TRIAL UNION. Í. L. Louok, President, South Dakota. H. Turner, Secretary-Treasurer, Georgia. J. P. Wlllets. Lecturer, Kansas. O. W. Maeune, Chairman, f A. Wardali, > Executive Board. J. P. Tillman, i A. E. Cole, ) R. W. Beck, > Judiciary Department. M. D. Davie. L. L. Polk, C. W. Maeune, L. P. Featherston, Mann Page, jai Legislative Committee. W. P. Gyinne, , The Secretary and Chairman of Executive Boacdare located at 239 North Capital street, Washington, D. C. The President's office is 344 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'm, Huckaby, Tx. I R. A. High, Blooming Grove, Tx > Executive J. W. Balrd, Lenore, Texas. ) Com. C. J. Jackson, Corn Hill, Texas, 1 W. P. Martin, Kilgo...

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Page 14 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 11 August 1892

x; 14 SOUTHERN MERCURY. Aug. 11. 1892 REFORM THOUGHT. Sedalia (Mo.) Truth: Thirty years of wrong and oppression is forcing this re- form movement to success. * * * Wichita (Kan.) Commoner: Falling prices, misery and destitution are insepa- rable companions. # * * Harrold (Texas) Press: No bloody shirt racket in ours, we want more peace, more money and less blood. * * k Lamar (Mo.) Union: The "sacred" rights of the dollar as against the right of man, is going to be settled, and that soon. * * Cincinnati (O.) People's Aid. hazy men are the most positive; they too lazy to inform themselves, or to change their minds. * •Y- * Cincinnati (O.) People's Aid: The lazy man is usually an ideal man, for he lives on theory, sleeps in hope, and dies in dispair. *** Winnemucca(Nev.) Silver State: The ripe fruits of demonetization and gold bug methods—anarchists and Pinkerton assassins. * * * St. Paul (Minn.) (treat. West: Congress was without a quorum for ten days—but the country was paying for a ...

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Page 15 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 11 August 1892

y- Aug. 11, 1892. SOUTHERN MERCURY. 15 -i GENERAL ITEMS. Gilbert Morgan has started a new saw mill at London, Ivy. The Cumberland Oil Company at the mouth of Eagle Creek, near Allardt, Teun., has struck a flow of gas that com- pelled a cessation of drilling. A valuable deposit of limonite ore lias been developed on the lands of Sterling Watts, of Austmville, Wythe county, Va. Mr, Watts' lands lie in the great Cripple Creek Valley. The Paris Cotton and Oil Company, of Paris, Texas, report a satisfactory busi- ness during the past year. An immense ginnery is being added to their plant, which will be ready for business next fall. There has been recently organized in Washington, I). C., under a charter gran- ted by the legislature of North Carolina, the (Jillis Improvement and Copper Min- ing Company, which is to have a capital of $500,000. The Houston, Texas, lee Company has procured and amendment to its charter by which it is known as the Houston lee and Brewing Company, and arrange- ...

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Page 16 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 11 August 1892

16 SOUTHERN MERCURY. Aug. 11, 1892 ^ WANT AND EXCHAN6E. In this oolumn we will Insert free of charge to any Alliance member, one time, any notice re* laung to want* or exchange. Mottoes most not exoeed fire Unes. g. W. KANADY—Saddlery and Harness— Buggies, Wagons & Carts—Dallas. LD HE FORM PAPEltS-We will send re- form papers from all oyer the ü. 8., on re- ceipt of one cent per copy. Southern Mercury, Dallas, Texas. 0 WA.vTED.—Situation as Tutor In a private school. 20 years experience. Refer to Mercury. Address, J. E. Taylor, Luparu, Live Oak Co., To as. S.w. KANADY—Standard Cultivators and Mowers and Extras—Dallas. W ANTED—Airents with country acquaint- _. anees to sell "Dewdrop." Salary $75 to #10 ) per month and expenses. Address with stamp, Southern Compounding Co., Dallas, Texas. REFORMERS—VVe huve for sale "The Earth- quake" price 25 cents; and "Points for Thinkers," priee 10 cents—both worth the money. Send orders to Southern Mercury, IF any reader of Mbrcuhy or member ...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 18 August 1892

I'" ♦ > 5ü **««" ■ co-opemte.- } Official Journal of the Farmers State Alliance of Texas. { -Liberty, equant,.- Vol. XI, No. 33. DALLAS, TEXAS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 1892. Whole No. 53 8 . MONEY. A Difference Between Hard and Soft Money Defined—Free and Un limited Coinage of Gold and Silver Discussed. C. n. liLISS, IN DENVER ROAD. The government pays ] 00 cents for enough gold to make a dollar. It pays from seventy to eighty cents for enough silver to make a dollar. It also makes a dollar just as good out of a small piece of pa per that costs much less than a" cent. Now why should the gov eminent pay 80 or 100 cents for metal to make money out of when it can make it out of paper? A paper dollar answers every purpose that a dollar can answer as money. Metal money has one advantage over paper money, under certain circumstances and only under cer tain circumstances. If the gov ernment should be destroyed, gold, silver, nickle and copper money would have a commercial value as metal, w...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 18 August 1892

SOUTHERN MERCURY. Aug. 18, 1892 tain a dollar's worth of silver and there would practically be no dif- ference to the people between coining it free or buying it and coining it. The intrinsic value of gold is often mentioned. Many use the word "intrinsic" when they mean "commercial." They say "intrin- sic value" when they mean "com- mercial value." A dollar in gold contains 100 cents in commercial value because that is the price of it( made so by law, but the intrin- sic value is less than a cent. The intrinsic value of gold is less than the intrinsic value of iron. A pound of gold has a commercial value, created and sustained by the free coinage law, o. over 25,- 000 {cents, while the commercial value of iron is less than three cents. In intrinsic value iron is the greatest, but in commercial value gold is 8,000 times the greatest. If gold were demonetized it would not become as cheap as iron because of its scarcity but it would greatly depreciatc in value- This would be a benefit ...

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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 18 August 1892

Aug. 18 1892. SOUTHERN MERCURY. y NUGENT IN ELLIS COUNTY. The "collar crowd" have been "doing up" the towns and cities for the past three months, thinking that the boys from the "forks of the creek" were not interested in the discussions of the great issues now before the people of Texas. We doubt if a more enthusiastic or large audience has greeted Gov- ernor Hogg or Hon. George Clark during the campaign than that which listened to the banner bearer of the reformers, Hon. Thomas L. Nugent, at Carroll's school house in Ellis county on Friday last. There was about 5000 people pres- ent. We clip the following report from the "people's paper," the Dal- las News: Judge Nugent spoke in an ar- bor. His appearance was the sig- nal for universal applaure. By simple clapping of hands and tap- ping on the benches was he wel- comed. He discused national pol- itics entirely. He took up the democratic platforms formulated before the war, which declared for free trade or a tariff for revenue only...

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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 18 August 1892

SOUTHERN MERCURY. Aug. 18, 1892* An Earthly Hell. The following picture of misery is a foretaste of what may be ex- pected all over this country if a change is not made soon. Rev. M. C Peters recently made a little in- vestigation into the sweating sys- tem and reports as follows: 4iI had read so much in the daily papers about the "sweating system" on the east side of New York city -that I determined to to see for myself if these things were true. In company with a labor agitator and a newspaper man, both of whom knew the sys- tem throughly, I started on my trip of investigation. "The King of the Cloakmakers" introduced the reporter and the writer to the contractors as factory inspectors. That the contractors did not know that we were inspectors proves that factory inspectors do not inspect. I saw human beings almost heaped upon one another and buried out of sight in masses of materials which smelled as powerful and as poisinously as the reched toilers themselves. The factories are ...

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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 18 August 1892

18 1892. SOUTHERN MERCURY. Év 4>p. \ >■ he Convention of Progress, L-. E. KNOWLE8 IN PUEBLO CRISIS. The great convention of the peo- ple, the bone and sinew of this American republic, has become a thing of the past. We may now look squarely at the proceedings and canvass upon the results. Undoubtedly, in many respects, it was one of the notable events of the century, and in some respects one of the great events oí the world. It ranks high above all the little party conventions of the old dead and effete parties that try to keep up a semblance of life by "pointing with pride" and self-lau- dation. When the world js ready for au advance step, it waits with bated breath for the men who dare step to the front and take up the world's work, without asking of this or that existing power whether they may or no. When these men are in demand, humanity looks not at the men who are settled quietly in power, and with their feet on the necks of the toilers of the world, oppose any change; n...

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 18 August 1892

\ 6 SOUTHERN MERCURY. Aug. 18, 1892 T "If God be for Us, Who can be Against Us." MAIIRIIALL MCIIiHANY. The questions whieh the people are foreing to the front in the po- litical campaign that is now pend- ing in this country, are oí vast sig- nificance. These questions involve interests of unspeakable moment to us, to our children, and to our children's children. The mere politician or partisan can be in earnest, even to unscrupulousness, to secure the victory oí his party in a political contest; but his soul has never experienced earnestness of that high quality which now possesses the whole being of the agricultural and other working classcs oí the country who arc awaking, at last, from their long sleep, putting on the great strength of their great convictions, and moving forward "in the name of God, and home, and native land," to save themselves and their pos- terity irom the destructive sway of corporate power and greed. The politician, the partisan, the exciter of sectional str...

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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 18 August 1892

i y Aug. 18, 1892. SOUTHERN MERCURY. "'"S iTÍ B y i ■ Bs Farewell to Shy lock's Twins. The people's army is crossing the plain, Good bye, old Benny, good bye, "Weaverand Field" is tho loud refrain, Good bye, .old Benny, good bye. Iowa's son will load in the fight. Good bye, old Benny, good bye. Till victory crowns the cause of right. Good bye, old Benny, good bye, Chorus- Bye, Taritf Benny, Bye, Free Trade G rover, Bye, twins of Sliylock— Good bye, old parties, good bye. Our leader is tried and bravo and true, Good bye, old Grover, good bye; And the power of truth will carry him through Good bye, old G rover, good bye; We've taken the Field in Virginia state, Good bye, old G rover, good bye. And Adlai, the "headsman," will be too late. Good bye,.old Grover,good bye. You kicked Blaine out that you might stay in, Good bye, old Benny, goodlbye; But you'll look down your nose when the hay- seeds win. Good bye, old Benny, good bye; For we've got the Weaver that's woven the web Good bye, ...

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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 18 August 1892

8 SOUTHERN MERCURY. Aug. 18, 1892 ■f OFFICIAL JOURNAL. íexas Farmer Alliance and Industrial Union N. R. P. A. Published Every Thursday by the FARMERS STATE ALLIANCE FOB. CO. Incorporated under the laws of the Slate of Texas. MILTON PARK, Managing Editor, and General Manager. Office: Second floor Alliance Exchange Build- ing. Entrance: 162 Wood Street Entered at the poatoffloe, Dalla , Texas, ai •eeond-claaa mail matter. FARMERS ALLIANCE PLATFORM. [Adopted at Ocala, Fla., Doc., 18ÍM).] 1. We demand tho abolition of national banks: we demand that the government shall establish sub-treasuries or depositories in tho several states which shall issue money direct to the people at a low rate of tax, not to ex- coed 2 per cent per annum, on non-perishable of tho circulatiLg medium bo speedily incrcas od to not less than #50 per capita. 2. We demand that congress shall pass such laws as will effectually prevent tho dealing in futures of all agricultural and mechanical pro- ductions; preservi...

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Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 18 August 1892

J Aug. 18, 1892. SOUTHERN MKRCUBY. X V' \ > GOVERNMENT OWNERSHIP OF RAILROADS. One of the most vital questions that confronts the people of the United States at this time, is that of transportation. Transportation is one of the most important branches ot the great industrial system of the country, being just as necessary, and entering juit as much into the production of com- modities, as the plow that throws up the soil in the field. No com- modity is produced until placed before, or within the reach, of the consumer. Consequently, without transportation lines a great many commodities would remain beyond the point of practical acquirement, to millions of consumers. With the advent of railroads, the people of the United States, tor the pur- pose of more rapidly promoting the development of the country, extended through their legislative halls the most liberal inducements in the shape of princely donations of public lands and moneys, and safe laws, to men who would devote their mon...

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Page 10 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 18 August 1892

10 SOUTHERN MERCURY. Aug. 18,1892 National and State Platform. PREAMBLE. Assembled upon the 116th anniversary of tho declaration of independence, the People's Party of America, in its first national conven- tion invoking upon its action the blessings of Almighty Ood, puts forth in his name, and on behalf of the people of this country the fol- lowing preamble and declaration of principles and the conditions which surround us best justify our co-operation. Wo meet in tho midst of a nation brought to the verge of political and material ruin. Corruption dom- inates the ballot-box, legislatures, congress, and touches oven tho ermine of tho bench. The people are demoralized, and most of the statos have been compelled to isolate voters at polling places to'prevont universal intimi- dation and bribery. The newspapers largely subsidized or muzzled, public opinion is sl- leneed, business is prostrated, our homes are covered with mori /ages, labor is impover- ished and land Is concentrating in...

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