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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 17 November 1892

Y NOT. 17.18#*. SOUTHERN M£ACUK¥. r Our Banking System. In talking the other day with a man who had accumulated a large fortune by his own exertion, who for some years has had large trans actions in the great money centers oí the country, who is familiar with bank operations and the in- side workings of the money mar- ket,the writer incidentally alluded to the fact that the government furnished the national bankers money to do business upon free of any charge or cost save 1 per cent per annum interest. He questioned the correctness of the statement and was only convinced by refer- ence to undoubted authorities. Popular ignorance on this sub- ject is astonishing. Here was a business man who had dealt with banks for years, who did not know one of the simplest facts upon which our banking system rests. How many farmers and working men, how many wealth producers, are aware of this simple fact or have considered its results? Yet, of all others, they are most imme- diately and vitally afl...

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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 17 November 1892

V SOUTHERN MERCURY. No?. 1?, 1891 Our Cocial Revolution. During the last thirty to forty years there has been witnessed a remtrkable change in the business ard eocial life, the ideals, the in- tentiens snd the embitions ol the American people. The mcst no- ticeable ard dangerous charge can be detected by tfce shifting in the relative social position occupied by various classes ard the almost complete dropping out of the agri- cultural and wage working classes from what, in mcdern clajs, is sometimes callcd "tocicty." Time was when the leading farmers of the country and the mechanics of the city were among the most preminent men in social, business and politi«al life. Faiming was considered, and was, cne of the meat dignified and lonorable pur- suits that eould be taken up and followed, and if it was not the mcst lucrative pursuit, the farmers were always picminent in all busi- ness, tccial and political afloirs. They regarded ibemselves and were looked upon as representa- tive men w...

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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 17 November 1892

not. 17, i89s. SOUTHERN MERCURY. ft r Help Yourself. Fight jour own battles. Hoe your own row. Ask no favors of any one, and you'll succeed a thousand times better than one who is always beseeching some one's influence and patronage. No one will ever help you as you help yourself, because no one will be so heartily interested in your affairs. The first step will be such a long one, perhaps; but carving your own way up the mountain you make each one lead to another, and stand firm while you chop still another out. Men who have made fortunes are not those who have had $5,000 given them to start with, but boys who have started fair with a well-earned dollar or two. Men who acquire fame have never been thrust into popularity by puffs begged or paid for, or given in friendly spirit. They have outstretched their own hands and touched the public heart. Men who win love do their own wooing, and I never knew a man to fail so signally as one who in- duced his affectionate grandmother to speak...

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 17 November 1892

SOUTHERN MERCURY. NO?. 17, 189 Romantic. About thirty years ago H. C. Burns and Miss C9lia Gillook were married. They lived pleasantly happy here until the breaking out of the civil war, when Mr. Burris enlisted in the Southern army. About the close of the war he was wounded and made a prisoner. He was confined at Louisville with other prisoners who had been cap- tured. When just ¡able to walk, Mr. Burris made his escape from prison by shooting a guard with a revolver furnished by friends, and succeeded in reaching his former captain, where he received medical aid until he was able to be about. Under millitary rules he would have been punished by death if caught, and none knew this better than did Mr. Burris. He finally made his escape from the country, and went to Texas, where, ior 26 years he was not heard of by his friends in Kentucky, who supposed him to be dead. But such was not the case, for on last Wednesday week he arrived on the noon train, and was quietly remarried to his ...

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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 17 November 1892

Hot. 17 18ft. SOUTHERN MERCURY, Cut This Out. No man ever yet was made who could do business and suoceed on a decreasing volume of currency. Hard time are the inevitable rr- suit of contraction. Sherman tells us that to increase the purchasing f>ower of the dollar benefits the aboring man, and immediately you hear it said, without ever stopping to think, "that is a dollar that is a dollar." At the close of the war the pur- chasing power of the dollar was: 1 steer $ 75 00 1 horse 150 00 1 bushel of wheat 2 00 Today the purchasing power of the dolíar is: 1 steer $25 00 1 horse 75 00 1 bushel of wheat 75 Wnen the farmer went to pay his taxes, then the one steer would pay them; today it takes three steers to pay the sime tax. His note of $1,000 then could be paid with 500 bushels of wheat.—Na- tional witch man. Evaporated Sweet Potatoes. Few people know how easily sweet potatoes can be dried, even in the sun, and how handy and useful the dried potatoes are. At best sweet potatoes are...

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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 17 November 1892

8 SOUTHERN MERCURY. Not. 17,18 * 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 of Texas. MILTON PARK, managing Editor, and General Manager. Office: Second floor Alliance Exchange Build- ing. Entrance: 152 Wood Street Entered at the postoffloa, Dallas, Texas, aa seoond-class mall matter. FARMERS ALLIANCE PLATFORM, [Adopted at Ooala, Fla., Deo., 1890.] 1. We demand the abolition of national banks; we demand that the government shall establish sub-treasuries or depositories in the several stales which shall issue money diroot to the peoplo at a low rate of tax, not to ex- ceed 2 per cont por annum, on non-perishable of the circulating medium be speedily Increas- ed to not less than &r>0 per eapita. 2. Wo demand that congress shall pass such laws as will effectually prevent the dealing In futures of all agricultural and mochanlcal pro- ductions; preserving a s...

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Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 17 November 1892

"T" V f Hot- 17, 1893. SOUTHERN MEBCUBT. V r THE NATIONAL MEETING. The National Farmers Alliance and Industrial Union is in session at Memphis, Tenn., and up to go- ing to press nothing is definitely known of their action. Those matters reported by the associated press are either guess work or garbled to suit the purposes of the politicians. Next issue will con- tain as fall a report as may be deemed expedient. In the list of delegates hereto attached will be found many of the ablest and truest reformers in the nation. Arkansas.—Homer Prince, Searcy; J. B. Suttler, Little Rock; J. E. Bryan, Fayetteville. California—E. C. Tally, Bitter Wa- ter; Rev. W. H. Briggs, Modesto; J. L. Gilbert, Reedly; J. É. Camp, Perkins. Colo {ado—W. E. Anderson, Rocky Ford; R. A. Southwortli, 1447 Stout St., Denver. Delaware—W. W. Morris, Green- wood; J. M Eisenbrey, Vernon. Florida—I. B. Palmer, Chipley; Jno. A. Moore, Pensacola. Georgia—C. H. Ellington, Thomson; John Cunningham, Marietta; L. F. Liv- ing...

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Page 10 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 17 November 1892

10 SOUTHERN MERCURY. Not. 17,1891 TOLD THE TRUTH. Extracts from a S pee oh by EC- Senator J- J. Ingalls. January 14, 1891, J. J. Ingalls, then senator from Kansas, made a speech in the'United States senate He told great truths He knows what the truth is. Yet he is now supporting the very party which is responsible for the conditions which he so eloquently describes. In other words, ,he is playing the political prostitute. Following are the extracts: "The moral sentiment of man- kind has been aroused at the un> equal distribution of wealth and the'unequal diffusion of burdens. "During the periol of the past twenty years the wealth of the countrv inoreased at the rate of $250,000 for every hour. Every time that the clock ticked above the portals of this chambsr the aggreg ite permanent weilth of this country inoreased more than $70. Notwithstanding this stu- pendous aggregation there are a million American citizens, able bodied and willing to work, who tramp the streets of our citi...

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Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 17 November 1892

r ICor. 17, ISM. swrHBtir MBcntr. II r Dasths in the White House. The death in the White House of Mrs. Harrison makes the sec- ond case in the history of the executive mansion in which the wife of a president died there. A little moie than Half a century ago, on September 10, 1842, Letitia Christian Tyler died in the White House. She entered it in delicate health, unable to perform the social duties ot the place, bnt her daath neyerthless came as a surprise and shock to the country. The tolling of the church bells the next day announced her death. The iuneral ceremonies took place in the east room. Two presidents have died in the White House. William Henry Harrison, the president's grand- father, ended his days there just one month after his inauguration. Zichary Taylor, the old Mexiean war hero, also died in the White nouseinJuly, the second year after his inauguration. There hare ateo been a few other deaths in the historical building, of which two were members of the president's ...

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Page 12 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 17 November 1892

IS SOUTHERN MERCURY. Nor. 17, 18 OFFICIAL. DIRECTORY. RATIONAL TARKIB8 ALUANOI AMD IVDVfr- TBIAIi union. H. L. Louok, President, South Dakota. J. H. Turner, Seoretary-Treaaurer, Georgia. J. F. Wllleta, Leoturer, Kansas. 0. W. Maoune, Chairman, 1 A. Wardall, > Executive Board. J. F. Tillman, 1 ▲. B. Cole, 1 B. W. Beek, > Judiciary Department. M. D. Davie. ) . L. L. Polk, 1 l! P.Featherston, [ Legislatlve Committee. Mann Page, j W. F. Gymne. J The Seoretarv and Chairman of Executive Board are located at 239 North Capital street, Washington, D. 0. The President's office is 844 D. street, Wash- ington, D. C. «tats officers. President, R. A. Hisrh, Blooming Grove, Texas. Tioe-Presldent, 8. C. Granberrv. Austin, Tex. See-Treas., Miss Fannie Moss. Cleburne, Texas. Leoturer, H. S. P. Ashby, Smithfleld, Texas. Gen. H. B. McCulloch, Soguln, Tx | G. L. Clark, Huckaby, Texas. V™ J. W. Blard, Lonore, Texas. I Evan Jones, Dublin, Texas, ' J ) G. L. Clark, Huckaby, Texas, V Judiciary Texas. ...

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Page 13 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 17 November 1892

- xj ■'¿■.I: r NOT. 1?, 1892. SOUTHERN MERCURY. is The Tribute We Fay Englard Is Enough to Jmptveiiih Any People. J. 0. Yallette in 1 he Cotton Plant. It dees fe( m sti-erge to me tt at the American people fhculd he in debt to Erglifch morcy loareis to the f mount ol $500,cc0,000 gov ercment bondp, $6,100,000,000 railroad tends sid $3,000X00,000 municipal bends, making a qrand total of $8,600,000,000. The in- terest at as low a rate f s 4 per cent amounts to $344 000,0C0 anrually. This means an average interest drain of ever $5 for each man, wo man and child. The etrargest pi rt of, it all is, that a little over one hundred years ago the pec pie oí the thirteen American colonies fought and bled aid «aed tlem died to establuh the right to make money ior America, without any dictation irem the Erglish govern- ment. 1 he y fought to sever the connection between England and America solar as govenmcntis ccrcemed. Again, we have ihe humiliating spectacle oí tie president oí tLe United Sta...

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Page 14 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 17 November 1892

14 SOUTHERN MERCURY. HOT. 17, 18M Who Should Discuss Politics. Eveiy citizen of the United Slates owes his allegiance to his country. Every citizen sustains certain relations to his native or adopted lard. Such a citizen pays a poll tax between certain ages. Such a citizen pays taxes for the support of bis government, either state or national, or both. This beirg true, every citizen has a right to discuss politics. Not only has he a right to discuss politics, but it is his eacred duty to do so. We cannot confine the discussion or politics to any certain class of our citizens, as all pay taxes and all need the protection of property,- liberty and life. Ahd yet, you will hear some shallow brained blatherskites affirm that certain classes of citizens ought not to discuss politics. Take as an exam pie the merchant. lie ought not discuss politics, as thereby he will lose the sale of a pair of boots 01 shoes, or a bolt of domestic, or a sack of salt or a plug of fine tobacco, especially i...

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Page 15 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 17 November 1892

Of. 1?, 18 . SOUTHERN MERCURÍ. II a. r OENEBAL ITEMS. Milwaakee now has the largest brewery in the world. The capital stock is $10,000,pOO. Chile is said to have more poets in proportion to its population than any other country, Texas cattle are very nearly all out of the Territory, and the mar- ket has taken &n upwaid turn. In 1880 there was but one cre- mation society in the United States! now there are, in all, thirty- two. In Glasgow they have got the pneumatic tires on the omnibuses, and in London a bus is operated by electricity. Robinson Crusoe's island, Juan Fernandez, is inhabited by about sixty persons, who attend to the herds of cattle that graze there. Nancy Harks still holds the proud title of "queen of the turf" and the prospects are that it will not be taken away from her this year. The highest prices paid for Tex- as steers at Kansas City during October this year was $3.80 against $±.15 during the same montn last year. The cultivation of the pineapple in the Baha...

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Page 16 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 17 November 1892

16 SOUTHERN MERCURY. Kcy. 17, n** y Tbe most dangerous classes we havt in this country, are tbe men ■who 1 uy votes and the men who B'llihem. It is Lard to distin- gan h between the two, but the man who buys seems to be the worf-t, and both should bo disfran- | iLiad.—Alliance Plow Bey. David Bume sa^s: "Falling lays: prices, misery and destruction are inseperable companions. The dis- asters of the dark ages were caused by decreasing money and falling prices. With the increase of money, labor tnd industry gain new life." Thoughtful men see and admit that our country is beccmirg less aiid lefs democratic and mere and more plutocratic. The ambition ar.d self loye of some men are so great that they are incapable oí loving theii country.—W. Q Gresbam. Give the National Economisi credit for saying as much as car be put in a lew words: Gold is good for the few, silver is good for the many, and the green! acks are good for us all. When money is dear, men are cheap. We all know what if mean...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 24 November 1892

ci r •Organize, Educate, Co-Operate." ~} Official Journal of the Farmers State Alliance of Texas. {~ "Liberty, Justice, Equality.' Vol. XI, No. 47. | DALLAS, TEXAS, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1892. Whole No. 550. A. r THE MENACE OF PLUTOC- RACY. BY B. O. FLOWER. IN TIIE ARENA. In the presence of grave prob- lems which menace the very ex- istence of the republic, the mind naturally reverts to the parallels of history; for nothing is so preg- nant with helpful warnings as the age-long struggle of justice and fieedom with chameleon skinned despotism, as chroniclad in the records ot the past. In his de- scription of Rome under the first Triumvirate, Mr. Froudehas given us a vivid picture of social and political conditions which imme- diately preceeded the establish- ment of imperial government, that is well calculated to arrest the at- tention of thoughtful students of contemporaneous events, for social conditions today are paralleled in so many respects by Roman soci- ety when the republic...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 24 November 1892

SOUTHERN MERCURY. HOT. 24,1892 are so great that they are incapa- ble of loving their country." It is an ti neon troy ertable fact, plain to the vision of all students of events who are not blinded by prejudice, who have no bias for conventioralism, or no case to sustain in the interest of class priv- ileges that the greatest mcnace which threatens tfce republic today lies in the rapidly growirg iiflu- ence end the unscrupulous exercise of power on the part of plutocracy ard the corresponding decay of the spirit of pure republicanism, which characterized the early days of the republic. So rapid are the undem- ociatic encroachments of rectnt jears, that in a brief paper it is impossible even to summarize the prircipal illustrations. I shall therelore coi fire myseli to ore cr two recent irnovatiens which call most vividly to mind passages frcm the histcry of otber days, which areireighted with cminoue warnings Afiw months since the Scientific American published a finely executed illu...

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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 24 November 1892

H«T. 24.1892. SOUTHERN MERCURY, 8 A V T the benefits of the class legisla- tion whichhas made Andrew Car- negie a many times millionaire, there would have been no bloody battle at Homestead, such as that which has so recently been fcught, resulting in the slaughter of many lives and in taking from many wo- men and children their sole sup port, nor would there have been created a bitter striie between this company and|the honest industrial toilers who have large families to support. As matters stand today, the only way bloody conflicts can be averted in \ the near future is by prompt measures which will compel arbi- tration. It was suggested by a leading New Yoik paper that the difficulty with the Carnegie com- pany fce adjusted by a board of ar- bitrators composed of the govern- ors of Pennsylvania and Ohio and Mr. Powderly. The suggestion met the general' approval of the public, í nd the laboring men ex- pressed themselves ss thoroughly satisfied aid acquiesce in any de cisión whic...

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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 24 November 1892

SOUTHERN MERCURY. Hot. 24, 1892 Proceedirgs of the National A. and I. U. After the addrefses of welccme had teen made, among other pro- ceedings,president Louck delivered the following address: Since assembling one year ago our organization has met with an i i re parable less. Our beloved president has gone to meet his re- ward of well done, good and faith- fulscrvant. We will misshis warm, fraternal greeting, his encouraging words, his "God bless yc u," his wise, conservative counsel, and at no time in our history did we need it more than now. The death of Brother L. L. Polk at a critical time in our hibtory was not enly a great lets to our order, and the hosts of organized labor of thena tion, it was a national loss. His work will live lorg and bear fruit, as it is doing daily. We will test comply with his withes by pressing forwaid to victory ihe cause he loved tetter than life, and for which he was willing to sacrifice the comforts of home, the prospect of wealth; aye, even life...

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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 24 November 1892

Not. 24, 1892. SOUTHERN MERCURY. work for the political party of his choice. I concede his right to choose between the allknce and a litical paarty. I believe it to the duty of every true alliance man to advocate and support our demands as in his judgment seems best. As an officer of the alliance he can do so officially, consistently, but I deny his right to use his official position to push the inter- ests of a politiical party that has not adopted our demands,or worse, one that is fighting them. The non- partisan feature of our order has given rise to much misunderstand- ing of just what we mean, and a clear defioition of the term would be advisable at this time. In con- nection therewith it would be well, and I would recommend that you ^ seriously cons'der whether it would not be wise to make the support of our damands a test of eligibility to membership in the order. Ia that way we would avoid the anomaly of having members fighting our demands. One member opposing our demands ca...

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 24 November 1892

6 SOUTHERN MERCURY, Not. 24, 1892 Tou Go Through Life* Don't look for the flaws as you go thro' life; And even when you And them, It is wise and kind to be somewhat blind And look for the virtue behind them. For the cloudiest night ha? a tint of light Somewhere in its shadows hiding; It is better by far to look for a star, Than spots on the sun abiding. The current of life runs ever away To the bosom of God's great ocean; Don't set your force 'gainst the river's course And think to alter its motion. Don't waste a curse on the universe— Remember it lived before you; Don't butt at the storm with your puny form, But bend and let it go o'er you. The world will never adjust itself To suit your whiun to the letter; Some things go wrong your whole life long, And the sooner you know it the better. It is folly to fight with the infinite, And go under at last in tho wrestle; The wiser man shapes into God's plan, As water shapes into a vessel. ' « i I Tha Nutnbsr of Congressman. There will b3 ...

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