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Page 15 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 29 September 1892

Sept. 29, 189 . SOUTHERN MKKCITK1. Texas is keeping step with the great northwest, and tne peopleV candidates are going to win, handt> down, in November. Nine times out of ten the man who spouts m«st about centraliza- tion of this government doesn'i know what the object of govern ment is. It is qneer how some men will contend that elections are the ex pression of the will of the people, jet say a suffi ient amount ot money will control an election. ■ i ' When such papers as the Fort Worth Gazette adviae ¡th- readers to do their own thinking, it is quite evident that the politi- cal editor has lost his bearings. The labor strikes at Homestead and Buffalo were partial failures The monster strike now going on by the voters of Texas againsi Hogg's czdrism will be a sweeping success, however. The Hogg campaign managers would display a great deal mor* sincerity by trying to explain the many expensive blunders commit- ted by the present administration, than by manufacturing and cir cula...

Publication Title: Southern Mercury, The
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Page 16 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 29 September 1892

< 10 SOUTHERN MEKCLKl. 29, iw Some fifty years ago the people in the little republic of Switzer- land were in about the same condi- tion the people of the United States are in today. Bankers and loan companies had the lands plastered over with 8 to 12 per cent mort- gages which, as here, was more than the people could pay. Seeing their homes passing into the hands of the usurers, the people, by their ballots, changed the members of their congress and established a government bank, which under the law loaned the citizens paper money on their lands on thirty years time at 8| per cent per an- num, the borrower to pay one- thirtieth of the principal annually. Old mortgages were taken up by new ones. The usurers kicked} but the people saved their hornet from their merciless grips all the same, and in this way saved the republic.; Il Swizerland saved the homes o' her people by loaning her farmer*, paper money on their lands at 3| percent, why can't the Unitid States do the same at 2 pe...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 6 October 1892

E •Organ ,, ducat., co.Of,raf." } Official Journal of the Farmers State Alliance of Texas. { -ub.n,. e,Mtn,.- Vol. XI, No. 40. DALLAS, TEXAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1892. Whole No. 545. THE ISSUE DEFINED Hon. T. L. Nugent, Peoples Party Candidate for Governor, Lays Bar a the Existing Political, Social and Financial Evils THAT HAM MIXED OUR PROSPERITY Speech Teeming With Evidence of the Poverty, Oppression and Down- trodden Condition of Our People. "Let us have peace, said Gen Grant nearly two decades ago ^ The sentiment sent a thrill sympathy through every southern heart. It was fondly believed that this language of the great u^ion general, whose magnanimous treat ment of our own Lee had given him a warm place in the affections of our people, would serve to mark the beginning of a new era of peace and fraternity between the divided sections of our common country. And, indeed, if the politicians could have been quieted,this patriotic ex pectation would long since have been realized. Pa...

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

1 f' MJUTHJKlftJN MfiitCUm. Oct. 6, 189 -c 226 were thus retired and fiinded; and by the year 1870 only $691, 028,877 of the vast sum in circula- tion just after the war remained in use among the people. Indeed this vast contraction was, in the main, effected prior to February 4, 1868, when congress passed the act for bidding a further reduction of the currency. Now, it will doubtless surprise our democratic friends to learn that the act of 1866, under which this policy was chiefly made effectual, was passed by the follow- ing vote: Senate, yeas 32, nays 7; house, yeas 83, nays 54 Only five democratic votes were cast in the senate, all yeas—the nay votes being all republican. In the house 28 democrats voted yea, and only one nay; while 53 republicans voted nay; same number yea. Could re- sponsibility for a vicious and fatal policy be more clearly made out? The republicans were equally di vided in the house The one single democratic vote cast againat the act would, therefore, have de...

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

Oct. «. 189 . SOUTHlfiiiN MEKCUttX* r consequence of the decline in price* , it would have required in 1890, $1,958,389,084 to pay the balance of the public debt then due, after deducting the enormous payments referred to. In 1867, it would have required 7,092,000,000 pounds of cotton to pay the entire public debt, had it been thus pay- able. In 1890 the balance of the debt then due would have required for its payment 11,752,518,000 pounds of cotton. I am indebted to Mr. Dunning for these figures also. They can easily be verified, and they show, as clearly as the sunshine, that, if measured by labor and its products, our public debt is today greater and more burdensome than it was in 1866, notwithstanding the enormous pay ments referred to. If payable in cotton at last year's prices the prospect for productive industry in the south would be dark in deed. But this is not all. The census bulletin, issued by the chief of the census bureau, shows that in 1880, the nine North Atlantic st...

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

< SOUTHEKN MEKCU1U. Oct. 6, 18 2 ed up, six in vaults." In Califor- nia girls are paid wages ranging from $1.12 to $1.90 per week. "In the sweating establishments of Chicago," says the Sociologic News, "the wages paid girls and women range from $1 to $5 a week, dishonor or death being made a necessity." The same authority says: "The average wages paid street car drivers in Ohio is $1.53 per working day of twelve hours and thirty-five min- utes. The average pay of men in street car stables is $1.37 a day, working eleven hours and a quar- ter. * * In the Pennsylvania mining regions the miners receive $178.40 a year. Out of this pit- tance they pay to the mining companies for the hovels they oc- cupy 40 per cent of the value of the hovel." But here is another picture. There are 9,000,000 mortgaged homes in the United States. In the last decade tenant farmers have increased in number in Kansas more than 20 per cent and more than 11 per cent iu Ohio. Texas alone, had, a few years ago,...

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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 6 October 1892

Ooi. 6, 18 8UUTH1SKW MEHUUKi. > P said: ''The objection to the free ooinage of silver is because it wil increase the volume of circulation that measures the value ot labor It will] make money cheap, but will make the stroke of the arm dearer. It will make clothing dearer,it will make corn and cotton dearer, it will make wheat dearer, but it will make every day o toil bring a better price than it is now worth. The oest condition of every people is that in which labcr receives the highest possi ble reward for its toil." The sen ator was then arguing for an in flation of the ourrency by rest or ing the "people's money (silver; to the mints on equal terms with gold as it was years ago." That was six years ago. Has investiga tion changed his views or has t tariff issue grown to such propor tions that it fills his range of vision and, by¿ comparison, dwarfs obscures all other public ques tions? If the senator's love for the special topic, upon which his eloquence never flags, has not l...

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 6 October 1892

* OOUlHJKKfl AISKVUKI. Oct. 6, 18 of any real reform on questions of taxation. "Every dollar taken from industry witnout an equiva- lent is robljery." A protective tariff violates this principle, and we stand pledged to remove pro- tection from our tariff as soon as it can be safely and properly done; and in order that this may be ac- complished we favor a graduated income tax, which will enable us to greatly reduce the amount of revenue to be raised by duties on imports. By means of this sup- plementary income tax, there is no doubt that we can raise largely more than one-hali the revenue now derived from import duties, and thus be able to reduce tariff taxa- tion and afford relief to farmer and laborer. By availing ourselves of the income tax and resolutely ap- plying ourselves to the task ot limiting "all state and national revenues to the necessary expenses of government, economically and honestly administered," we shall be able to enter upon the policy of "progressive free trad...

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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 6 October 1892

Oct. 6 18 . tfOUTMJfiKJN AJBKWKi. n tem—all have opposed greenbacks and free silver coinage, all favored the national banks and the gold standard. The dem^oratio plat- forms since the war have never expressed any opposition whatever to national banks and have three times favored tariff tor revenue with incidental protection. «The Slatform of 1876, upon which Til- en was elected, denounced the re- publicans for not having paid off and retired the greenbacks, the non-payment of which it declared tobe a "disregard of the plighted faith of the nation." This was the great reform platform, which, in addition to avowed hostility to the greenbacks, proposed a system or plan of resumption which would at no time alarm "the public mind into a withdrawal of that vaster machinery of credit by which 95 per cent oí all business transactions are performed," thus plainly re- ferring to and indorsing the na- tional bank system. Mr. Bayard, Cleveland's secretary of state and a pronounced anti free coi...

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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 6 October 1892

80UTHEUM AJfittUUlil. Oct. tt, l* * -< OFFICIAL JOURNAL. Farmers State Alliance of Texas. N. R. P. A. Published Every Thursday by the FARMERS STATE ALLIANCE PUB. CO. Incorporated under the laws of the State <*f Texas. MILTON PARK, Managing Editor, and General Manager. Office: Second floor Alliance Exchange Build- ing. Entrance: 152 Wood Street Entered at the postoffice, Dallas, Texas, as seoond-class mall matter. farmers alliance platform, [Adopted at Ocala, Fia., Deo., 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 people at a low rate of tax, not to ex- ceed 2 per oent per annum, on non-porisbablo KIUUUUV UL IUU1IVJ t " ^ uvu« u« « of the circulating medium be speedily increas- ed to not less than $f>0 per capita. 2. We demand that congress shall pass such laws as will effectually prevent the dealing in futures of all agricultural ...

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Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 6 October 1892

> Oct. (i, SOUTHKKfl JUfiJftCUKI. GENERAL WEAVER INSULT ED IN THE EMPIRE STATE. n r i y ii K§r I I ■ I ffl g ■¿rll iK Hoodlums and TLugs, Inspired by old Party Bosses Break up the Meeting tnd Institute a General Pandemonium. The following letter fron Gen Weover to the chairman of the sta*e committee ot- the people's party yf Georgia explains itself: Atlanta, Ga., Sepi ember 23 To Mr. R. D. Irwin, Chairman o:: State Committee Peaple's Party Atlanta. Dear Sir:—At the urgent re quest of jour committee I enterec the state on the 20th instant for the purpose of addressing the peo pie oí Georgia upon the politica situation aDd the issues involvec in the present campaign. The places named for said meet ings were: Waycross, Albany Columbus, Macon, Atlanta, Madi- son/Augusta and El berton. * I fine the spirit of organized rowdyism at some of the points visited with- in the state so great as to render it inadvisable for me to attempt to fill the engagements at the points not already report...

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Page 10 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 6 October 1892

: - ,f. .hrtiílír iu dOUTHIKll MJBRCUK1. Oct. (>, 189 THE ISSUE DEFINED except "wild cat bank paper," for whicn we could hardly be expect ed to exchange the subtreasury plan. With respect to the railway question, we favor a commission, with power to fix and maintain rates—looking to government own- ership as the only final and ade- quate solution of the problem. For myself, I believe in a strong com- mission law conferring full power upon a commission to regulate and control railroads and to fix and maintain rates. I believe, however, that a commission, organized under such a law, should proceed with great caution, seeking always to do "equal and exact justice" to the people and all interests involved. In the nature of things, however, the commission cannot take from production the burden which our system of railway transportation puts upon it. ít concedes that railroads are the private property of the corporations and necessarily must leave to the latter to deter- mine the numbe...

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

Y Oct. tt, 19 . AOUTHEKHI MEl&ClKl, II b- ■ ¥'C- 7 The Polecat in Politics will be a suitable heading for the slanderous leaders and articles which are now being prepared by the sewer- suckers of Hoggocracy. At a voting box in Dallas county, Alabama, in the recent gubernatorial election, the total vote cast was 92. Yet the returns were doctored to show 683 for Jones and 17 for Kolb! The recent state democratic ton- vention of Colorado, by a vote of 338 to 85 declared in favor of Weaver and Field. The 85 kickers bolted, but the four electoral votes of Colorado will be given to the populists. Senator Stewart, of Nevada, in speaking of Gen. J. B. Weaver, says: "The money power cannot use him, cannot buy him, cannot intimidate or frighten him in any manner, so all they can do is to abuse him." Every reformer in Texas should bestir himself as never before. The fight is waxing warmer day by day. Soon the climax will be reached. If every lover of liberty, home and dependents will do hi...

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Page 12 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 6 October 1892

i* MOITMHÍI AEK€liÜl. OcU 6, 1892 OFFICIAL. DIBECTOBY. RATIONAL FARMERS ALIJANOS ANO INDUS- TRIAL UNION. H. L. Louok, President, South Dakota. J. H. Turner, Secretary-Treasurer, Georgia. J. F. Wlllets. Lecturer, Kansas. C. W. Macune, Chairman, I ^ A. Wardall, > Executive Board. J. F. Tillman, A. E. Cole, R. W. Beck, M. D. Davie. I L. L. Polk, C. W. Macune, L. P. Featherston, Mann Pave, WVF. Gylnne. , _ The Seoretary and Chairman of Executive Board are located at 239 North Capital street, Washington, D. C. The President's office is 344 D. street, Wash- ington, D. C. Judiciary Department. Legislative Committee. statk officers. President, R. A. High, Blooming Grove, Texas. Vice-President, 8. C. Granheny. Austin, Tex. Sec-Troas., Miss Fannie Moss. Cleburne, Texas. Lecturer, H. S. P. Ashby, Smithfleld, Texas. Gen. H. E. MoCullooh, Seguin, Tx) G.L.Clark, Htickaby, Texas. VExeoutlve J. W. Biard, Lenore, Texas. 1 Com. C. J. Jackson, Corn Hill, Texas, ) W. P. Martin. Kilgore, Texas, V Jud...

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Page 13 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 6 October 1892

í /i r.) Oct. 0, 18112. K • \> i f k.. SOUTHEKN MEKCU11I. 13 A SPICY DISH. (observer.) Texas Farmer being now a ram- pant Hogg organ, it may be inter- esting to the people to read some of the charges that paper made in 1891 against its present champion. In its issue of March 28ih 1891 that paper says editorially. "The element representing the people in the legislature are relied upon by Gov. Hogg as his trucu- followers, not as equals and advis- ers. His council is Brown, Terrell, and others who visit him for that purpose. Some farmers in the legislature seem to think it suffi- ciently great to lounge in the shadow of greatness. Name one who has any influence with Gov. Hogg in the, people's interests. They get approval by blind sub mission only. It is in the legisla- ture as it was at San Antonio; the farmer is relied on for votes and boom, bat is not thought to have brains enough to father ideas or platforms. The number of far- mers who seemingly subscribe to the doctrine is hum...

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

14 SOUTHEHN MEKtUKI. Oct. 0, 18 , National and State Platform. RHAMWT.g- Assembled upon the 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 Ood, puts forth In his name, and on behalf of the people of this country the fol- lowing preamble and declaration of principles and tae conditions which surround us best Justify our oo-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 tolprevent universal intimi- dation and bribery. The newspapers largely subsidized or muzzled, publie opinion is si- lenced, business Is prostrated, our homes are covered with mortgages, labor is impover- ished and land Is concentrating in ...

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Page 15 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 6 October 1892

K* Oct. tt, 189 . OUUTUJfiUN USRGUftl* 16 f W ■ L v / Mi r i L i . > -S" 1, Who Owns America? Who owns America? The railroad companies own 211,000,- 000 acres, or enough to make six states as large as Iowa. Vander- bilt owns over 2,000,000 acres; Mr. Disston of Pennsylvania owns over 4,000,000; the Standard Oil Com- pany 1,000,000, and Murphy of California an area equal to the state of Massachusetts. The Schenley estate owns land from which the heirs have received annually $1,000,000; 21,000,000 acres are owned by foreigners, who owe no allegiance to our govern- ment, and are no friends to a re- public. What will our children own?—a right to pay rent.—Tíl- late Yalley Citizen. « —— • History is the recorded exper- ience of others, and some of its lessons are very valuable for com- parisons. Philip, king of Macedón, was a shrewd ruler, and no less conscienceless than Shrewd. Oi all the means that he employed to deceive the Athenians, none was so successful as bribery. All the Athe...

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Page 16 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 6 October 1892

10 SOUTHERN MEKCLH1. Oct. 6, 18i>* *< One of the brethren writing from Oletha, Texas, sa_yp: "It is decid- edly the best paper in the state and you make ihe most liberal offer known." (Referring to our offer of 10 weeks for campaign.) THIS COUPON IS WORTH 50o Cut this out and bring it to the Acme Photo Gallery, next to Thos. Goggan & Bro.'s great music house, 233 Elm street, and We will Accept it for 50 Cents On our fine $3.00 Artifcto Finish Cabinet Photo?, or our elegant new $5 00 Paris Panels. Cut this out as it may not appear again. THE ACME, 233 Elm Street, Dallas, Texas. Free Tickets to the Pair. To everyone whe will send us two subscriptions at $1.00 each, we will giveono admission ticket to the Texas State Fair at Dallas, Oct. 17 to 30, 1892. For four new sub scribers at $1 00 each, we will give a "season" ticket which will enti tie the holder to admission any number of times during the fair. * fr. 4 4 'Tis said Hogg contemplates joining the church and entering the...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 13 October 1892

7 ■ ^ . > i \ 4Organize, Educate, Co-Operate." } Official Journal of the Farmers State Alliance of Texas. {_ "Liberty, Justice, Equality." Vol. XI, No. 41. DALLAS, TEXAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1892. Whole No. 546. If ! Cs weaver fully vindicated by the congressional record. / On January 16,1888, R Q. Milk introduced the following bill, which was referred to the commit- tee on ways and means: ''A bill to provide for the pur- chase of United States bonds by the secretary of the treasury. That the secretary of the treas- ury is hereby authorized to apply the surplus money now in the treasury, and such surplus money as may hereafter be in the treasury, and not otherwise appropriated, or so much thereof asjhe may consider proper, to the purchase or redem- tion of U nited States bonds." February 14, 1888, Mr. Mills, as chairman of that committee, made the following report: "The act of March 3, 1881, au- thorizes the secretary of the treas- ury to apply the surplus money in the treasury...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 13 October 1892

80UTHJBBN Oct. 18, 189 (Mr. McCulloch) is largely inter- ested. His salary as secretary of the treasury ceased long ago, but hif> profits from the use of this $100)000 of government money continues, and amounts to nearly or quite as much per annum as his salary used to be. He is using the people's money, which has been wrung from them, at the expense of their homes, at the expense 01 thousands of hungry children all over this countj y, who are half clad, halt fed and less than half educated. [Applause.] "Who else have their clutche* on this government money? The Chase National Bank, of New York, has $1,100,000 oí it. "Who presides over the Chase National Bank? Mr. Cannon, late comp- troller of the currency. He still has his hand in the treasury, and is using without interest $1,100,- 000 of government funds, the profit upon which far excteds the salary which he received when he was comptroller of the currency. Then comes the Firs' National Bank of New York. That is the bank that ...

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