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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 22 December 1892

December 22, 1892. SOUTHERN MERCURY. 4 V V "t f The Alliance Wili Not Die. The associated press reports and some organs of plutocracy are gloating over the fact that thor ough harmony did not prevail at the Memphis Alliance cjnvention They hope they see in that evi- dences of discord sufficient to ulti- mate in the overthrow of the or- der. In this they make a great mistake. They err, not knowing the power of brain and determina- tion behind this grand order. That partisan politics has been dragged into the Alliance and has already injured it no observing and reflect ive person will deny. And no doubt but what partisan politics in the order furnishes the basis for all the plutocratic press reports that came from Memphis during the session of the Supreme Coun- cil. But that they have been mag nified greatly is confirmed by in creasing testimony. It is all nonsense to talk about the Alliance dying. The farmers see in a thousand ways benefits that have already been enjoyed as a result ...

Publication Title: Southern Mercury, The
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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 22 December 1892

80UTHEKN MKRCHltV. December 22, 1S82 Terrible but True. FJtOM DENVER ROAD. Are we a nation of idiots that we refuse to act independently on this silver question? When the bank of England and the Ilothe- childs desire to change the ratio, they do it without the aid or advice of any international monetary side ►how. In J834 they reduced the amount of gold in a ten dollar gold piece from 270 grains of standard gold to 232 grains of pure gold. In 1837 the English shylocks of their own volition again changed the standard by making 232 grains of nine-tenths line gold a ten-dollar legal tender. When the money loaners want to rob the people they change the standard and ratio. But when the people seek to re- store to one of the old money met- als its former monetary value, the shylocks yell for an international monetary conference and pack the meeting with tools favorable to them. The change in ratio and reduc tion of weight in metals may not appear plain to some people and lor the purpose o...

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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 22 December 1892

December 22, 1892. SOUTHERN MERCURY, AN ADDRESS. A ! Cj A Patriotic Letter to the Reform- ers of the State. To the peoples party of Texas. When we nominated our state ticket in J une last, it is safe to say that few of our people entertained any hope of electing it. As the campaign progressed, however, daily accessions to our ranks in- spired the hope that we might at least succeed in laying the founda- tion of a great reform movement, sufficient in the strtngth and solid- ity of its organization to justify the most confident expectations of suc- cess in the future. In this we have not been disappointed. Our num- bers have been more than trebled, and our organization has been so far perfected and extended as to assure us that what we have gained iu the campaign will not be lost before the call is sounded for an- other contest. More than 106,000 noble men stood in our ranks to the last and voted their convic- tions. Not one of them will ever turn his back to the foe. Around them, as ...

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 22 December 1892

6 SOUTHERN MKJtCUKY. December | 22, 1SS2 The Alliance in Georgia. Senator S. H. Ellington, presi- dent of the Georgia Farmers Alli- ance, in an interview with the At- lanta Constitution, last week, said: "As next year is an off year, we propose to try and rebuild the Al- liance. In most sections of the State it is still in a fairly good con- dition. In some sections of the titate considerable indifference has been brought about by the politi- cal excitement of the year, but we feel confident of our ability to build up the waste places. The Alliance of Georgia is determined not to go to pieces. It is necessa- ry for the preservation of the farm- ers themselves. All other business is organized. The peoples party itself is composed of twenty differ- ent organizations, representing all the industrial classes of this coun- try, and if the farmers were to al- low the Alliance to go to pieces they would be at a disadvantage even with the balance. As it is they hold the controlling hand. If...

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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 22 December 1892

December 22,1892 SOUTHERN MKItCUltY. * >•% Stand for the Bight. HENRY MOORS. We have before us Dr. Macune' open letter. So far, this fuss about the Alliance being in politics is al' stuff, and eminates from the ene mies of the organization. It is high time the organization was purging itself of them. If it is not done it will result fatally to the Alliance organization. There is no use denying the fact that there was a cause and a necessity for the Farmers Alliance, and as the mem bers become educated they saw the necessity for political action. Our demands have been presented time and time again to the two domi nant parties, asking them to recog nize the great army of producers and consumers of the country, but we have been spurned with disdain and disgust. In the language of Gov. Hogg, we have been tauntec with growing "too big for our breeches." Dr. Macune has not gone too far to retrace his steps and fall in line with the thousands of true and tried Alliancemen anc continue t...

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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 22 December 1892

SOUTHERN MKRCtlKY. December 22, 1892 f# II OFFICIAL JOURNAL. Carmen State Alliance of Texas. ONI DOLI AH A ra«N. in AOVAMOS. Work tho misdemeanor con- victs on the public roads, and let the farmer remain at homo! No one likes to work the road. N. R. P. A. Published Every Thursday by the FARMERS STATE ALLIANCE FOB. CI. Incorporated under the laws of tde State of Texas. - MILTON FARM, managing Editor, and General Manager. Kntered at the poeto Aue, Uailas, Tezaa. aa «eoond-claas mall matter. The Nouthem Mercury is published weekly iu the Intercala ot the farming and laboring classes. The leading economic; questions of the day will be fieely discussed iu its columna from time to time. Nnbe« rlptlon Price—One year, $1.00; six months, .5U; clubs of six, JM >0; rduba of three lino. No speoial authority la needed to make up a club. Specimen copies and aubacripiiou blanks will be mailed on application. Chnnjre—In changing your postofflce address, send your old aa well aa the new address. ...

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Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 22 December 1892

í" A- Y December 22, 1892. COMBINATION THE ORDER OF THE DA Y. Commercially speaking, there was a time when to trust was to bust, ^oonor or later; but now the the rule is to "trust" or bust, or bust then "trust." The rapidity with which corporations are com- bining into trusts is alarming. Capital is rapidly concentrating. In the heartless rush and struggle for gain, small firms and corpora- tions are forced, in self-defense, to combine—to form trusts. Indi- viduality in business has no longer recognition. Individual effort is mocked and ignored, and the most important feature of our rorm of government is becoming obliterat- ed and the theory of our institu- tions perverted. The New Nation has taken the trouble to prepare a partial list of the more important private trusts built mainly on the ruin or surren- der of small businesses. The item of capitalization is continually changing, as the stock usually in- creases as fast as new companies are taken into the combination. While the f...

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Page 10 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 22 December 1892

£ io SOUTHERN MEltCUHl. December 22, IS!* ®nv gjousreholfc Department. CHRISTMAS EVE AT THE COR- NER GROCERY. uy will allen uromgoole. The \>OBB had not returned; in truth, the probability was the boss would not return that night, inas- much as he had generously offered the bookkeeper, who was clerk as well, permission to go to his sup- per first. True, the subordinate had declined the honor; it being Christmas eve, Saturday night, close upon the heels of the new year, and the books of the estab- lishment sadly in need of posting. The subordinate did not relish the prospect of a lonely Christmas, Sunday at that, on the tall stool behind the big desk among the cobwebs, mackerel and onion scents, sardine boxes, nail kegs, coils of barbed wire, soap-smelling cotton stuffs, molasses and coal oil. So he gave up his supper, and the half hour with the cripple (he sighed for the half hour more than for the supper), contented himself with a bite of cheese and a cracker, which he forthwith...

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Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 22 December 1892

V Dbcember 22, 18S2 SOUTHERN MERCERY. 11 w f ;> h "I want a pack o' firecrackers, mister; an' Jim wants one, an' so does Harry. Can't we have 'em all for ten cents?" The clerk thrust his pen behind his ear. "They are five cents a pack," he said. "Can't you come down on three packs? They do up town, an' we aint got another nickel." Riley read the keen interest of the transaction in the faces before him. But he had orders. "Couldn't do it, boys, sorry." "Well, then,"—but a half sigh said it wasn't "well,"—"give us gum. We can divide that upany- hows." It was a poor compromise—a very poor compromise. The voice, the very face of the little beggar expressed contempt. Riley hesi- tated. "Pshaw!" said he, "Christ- mas without a racket is just no Christmas to a boy. I know, for I've been a boy too. And it only comes once a year. Here, boys, take the three packs for ten cents* and run along and enjoy your- selves." And as they scampered out, he sighed, thinking of two poor little feet tha...

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Page 12 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 22 December 1892

12 &QUTHKKN MERCURY. December 22, 1892-^^ 1 M i* GStmmü JUUtutce |teiue. County Secretaries. Please take notice that Miss Fannie Moss, Cleburne, Tex., is now Secretary - Treasurer of the Stale Alliance, and all business for the State Secretary should be addressed to her, and not to Mrs. Barrett, at Dallas. Tex. District Allianoer, The Second Cong. Dist. meets at Pal- estine on Thursday before the third Sat- urday in Jan. 189a. * Fifth Cong. Dist. Alliance meets at Gainesville, Tez., in K. of P. Hall, Jan. 21, 189a. Sixth Congressional District meets at Blooming tí rove, in Navarro Co., Jan. 25,1893. Seventh District Alliance meets at Wa- co fourth Tuesday in January, 1898. The ninth district meets at George- town, Williamson Co,, Jan. 18, 1892, The tenth Congressional District Al- liance will meet at Columbus, Friday, Jan. 27, 1893. The 11th District Alliance will meet at Runge Jan. 2ft, 1898. County Alliance Meetings. Lecturers of the different sub-Alliauoes in the state, will ...

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Page 13 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 22 December 1892

i December 22, 1892. SOUTHERN JKRRCITRT. 13 BEFOBH OEMS. New occasions teach new duties; Time makes ancient good uncouth: They must upward still, and onward, Who would keep abreast of truth. —James Russell Lowell. la life worth living? WelJ, my friends, That is a question now indeed, I yuees you'll tind it all depends Upon the kind of life you lead. " To thine own self be true, And it must follow as the night the day Tiiou canst not then be false to any man.'1 Perish policy and cunning; Perish all that fears the light; Wbeiher losing, whether winning, Trust in God an 1 do the right. Before the law was written down with parchment or with pen; Before ihe law made citizens, the mor- al law made men. J.av stands for human rights, but when it fails those rights to give, Then let law die, my brother, but let > i.uman beings live. —Rev. Miller Hageman. The lime has come when men with liearts and brains Must rise and take the misdirected reins 1)1 government too long left in the hands 01...

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Page 14 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 22 December 1892

14 SOUTHERN MERCURY. m-: ' December 22, 1892 ^ Par Nobile Fratrum. Ex-Secretary of State, Jame G. Blaine, of Maine, two months be- fore the recent election wrote in the North American Review as to the similarity of the republican and democratic platforms: — TMi "It is interesting and suggestive to look over the platforms of the two parties and see how much they are alike. In parallel columns they read: "That the republicans favor bi- metalism and dollars of equal val- ue. "That the democrats favor bi- metalism and dollars of equal val- ue. "Both are in favor of a navy. "Both are in favor of building the Nicaragua canal. "Both are opposed to trusts and demand more rigid laws against them. "Both are in favor of restricting immigration. "Both are hostile to Chinese im- migration. "Both are in favor of public ed- ucation. "Both aro hontile to any attempt of union of church and State. "Both are in favor of making ing congressional provision for the world's fair. "Both are in favor of civ...

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Page 15 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 22 December 1892

December 22, 1892. SOUTHERN MERCURY, 15 -4 r- * H *] t OFFICIAL. Kxec utl^e Board. DIBECTORT. HitlOHAL fAROTHS AUiUKOI AMD IKDU - TRIAL UNION. H. L. Louok. President, South D >ko>a. Marion Butler. Vice-President,¡N. Carolina. L. K. Taylor, Secretary-Treasurer, lenncsst-e. Ben Terrell, Lecturer, Texas. H. L. Louck, Chairman, ] L. Leonard, Missouri, Mann Page, Virginia. I. E. Dean, New York, R. C. Doming, Pennsylvania, J P A.Southworth, | A. J£. Cole, 1 R. W. Beek, Í Judiciary Department. M. D. Davie. j L. P. Featherstou, i Mann Page, > Legislative Committee. W. F, Gyinne, I The Secretary and Chairman of Executive Board are looaied at 23 North Capital street, Washington, D. C. The President's office is 844 D. street, Wash- ington, D. C. STATE OFFICERS. President, r. A. High, Blooming Grove, Texas. Vice-President, 8. (J. Granberry. Austin, Tex. Sec-Treas., Miss Fannie Moas, Cleburne, Texas. Lecturer, H. 8. P. Ashby, Smith Held, Texas. Gen. H. E. McCulloch, Seguin, Tx i G. L. C...

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Page 16 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 22 December 1892

16 SOUTHERN MKKCURY. December 22, 1892 HEBE AHD THEBE. The average cost of Pullman sleeping care is about $17,000. There are now 3,000 students at the University at Ann Harbor, Mioh. A railway connecting Jaffa and Jerusalem has just been com- pleted. There are 3,128 miles ot tele- graph wires in Japan and 4,720 miles in Greece. It is said that bees generally work within a distance of two miles of their hives. It is said that the Russian gov- ernment is going to buy the Rus sian telephone system. The burning mine at Summit Hill, near Mauch Chunk, Pa , has oecn on fíre since 1858. The Danish government has de- cided to purchase the private tele- phone lines throughout Denmark. One of the late novelties is a walking cane inwardly equipped with a camera for taking photo- graphs. The sugar trust has contracted for 5,000,000 bags to take the place of barrels in the shipment of re- fined sugars. It is reported that the tobacco houses of Danville, N. C., will handle 41,000,000 pounds of to-...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 29 December 1892

4 I r "Organize, Educate, Co-Operate. " } Official Journal of the Farmers State Alliance of Texas. Liberty, Justice, Equality." YOL. XI, NO. 52. DALLAS, TEXAS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1892. VHOLE NO. 555. THE TOILERS FUTURE. •fc i .k \ A / Startling Exhibit of the Census Bureau. Kaman. "Men of America, look where you stand," The carse of the usurer covers our land In the North, in the South; the East and West. Behold the dead march of this terrible pest, From the great vital centers of finance and trade, Monopolies swarm of every grade. With their network of iron and gold at command, They are crushing life from your beau- tiful land. And all their great wealth—deny it who can, Is wrung from the toil of the working man. The census reports of 1890 show that there are on record in the United States nine million mort- gages, which average $450 each, making a total of about $5,000,- 000,000. The census reports also show that the average value of each farm in the United States has deprecia...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 29 December 1892

SOUTHERN MERCURY. December 29, 1892 the confederate states during the great refcfellion. The deductions to be drawn from the history of the French Assig- nats are, that notwithstanding they never were money in any sense of the word, yet the people were glad to use them as such, as long as they had any any confidence in the stability of the government. When they saw its impending fall, they of course lost confidence in these As- signats, and this, and this only, is what destroyed their value. The same was the case in reference to the confederacy. If the revolutionary government ot France had been a true repub- lic, established upon correct prin- ciples and administered by men of prudence and moderation, and the issue of these Assignats had re- mained under $100 per capita, the republic would have survived and these Assignals would have re- mained as good as gold. Instead of this they deposed their king, declared in favor of a republic, placed themselves under Robes- pierre, Danton an...

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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 29 December 1892

, - i* V December 29, 1892. SOUTHERN HKKCllltV. r ( j fe h Easy Lessons for Willing dents. Plow and Hammer. What is money? It is that which legally cancels a debt. It is also a tool of trade by its use title to property passes from the íeceiver to the giver. It is convenient means, therefore, of ex- changing and distributing commo- dities and products. Must money have intrinsic value to be good and honest ? Not at all. Value is "intrinsic in nothing. Value is found only in use. There is no value in an axe, hoe, plow or other tool or ma- chine while unused. The finest dwelling is worth nothing to look at simply. It must be occupied to be of value. A library of a thou- sand choice volumes, unread, is worth no more than so much-blank paper. So money unused is abso- lutely worthless. What! has money not always an exchange value ? Can one not always buy what he will with it? Yes. In this case its value is found in letting it go, not in keep- ing it. Money, as money, has no value in itsel...

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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 29 December 1892

SOUTHERN MERCURY. December 29, 1882 Finanoial Slavery. Notwithstanding 'this country exported $95,000,000 w orth of breadstufís, cotton, provisions, cat- tle and petroleum in 1892, during the week ending lfith December, 1892, $3,000,000 in gold was ship- ped to Europe. At the same time silver bullion h«s been going from this country to Europe in a contin- uous and ever increasing volume. In the teeth of such a record R G. Dun <fc Co.'s commercial agency reports the balance of trade as healthy and highly satisfactory. If draining the country of the pro- ducts of its fields, shops, mines and factories in the payment of in- terest is an evidence of prosperity, the people of this country have great cause to thank the gods for the blessings they enjoy. I3utsuch proceedings evidence the slavery of American producers to European usurers. All intelligent persons know that the United States has within the limits of her own boundaries more of the natural elements of absolute independence t...

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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 29 December 1892

I !;/ t) December 29, 1892. SOUTHERN MKKCUKV. M i another sorehead. The faction which bolted the recent Alliance c invention at Mem- phis, it is said, will form a new Alliance of the cotton planters of the SoutQ It is proposed to or- ganize this interest into a gigantic trust, ana dispose of tne product of the plantations direct to the spin ners of Europe and America, thus doing away with middlemen, and insuring more liberal advances on the crops, and more liberal rates of interest. Nearly all of the South- ern delegates arc pledged to the scheme. It means, il carried out, the complete divorcement 01 tlic Northern and Soutnern wings of the Alliance.—Standard Farmer. A greater falsehood than the above was never put in cold type. No member of that body contem- plated any such action. The only friction in that body was indicated by the protest of certain mem bars against officials of a political party dominating the order, and they were not from the South alone, but from the North as w...

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 29 December 1892

MKKCUKY. SOUTHERN No Nioaragua Subsidy. The proposition for the United States to endorse the bonds of Mr. Warner Miller's construction com- pany is paternalism run mad. Senator Morgan, of Alabama, is the leader of this latest raid on the treasury. Senator Sherman is Senator Mor- gan's First Lieutenant. When the farmers went to con- gress, asking assistance and sugges- ting the formation of sub-treasuries, Senator Morgan and Senator Sher- man held up their hands in holy horror. The scheme was, accord- ing to these astute gentlemen, un- constitutional, impolitic and so- cialistic. We do not approve the sub-treas- ury scheme, but we would vote for the sub-treasury before we would vote for the Nicaragua subsidy. Senators who declared against one dollar to aid the farmer, either in the form of sub-treasury or land loan, are ready to loan the credit of the government to Warner Mil- ler's Construction Company. They are for Wall street in any of its demands, but opposed to any government ai...

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