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Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 10 September 1891

Sept 10.1891. SOUfHÉftN MÉRCUftY. Ü r t character of the financial situation. The fabric of credit on which we are relying is the germ of all the most disastrous panics that have occurred in the his- tory of the world. A breath of wind— a false rumor—a ¡whisper—is sufficient to bring about a collapse. But what do the money sharks call "the business of the country?" It is the speculation in futures—the whirl and riot of the gambling exchanges— the selling of "puts" and "calls"—the loan of money by the hour, by the day and by the week, while the real busi- ness of the country is at a stand still or in, a state of practical stagnation. Credit is a very fine thing, but we see by the condition of France that money is better. The real business of the country cant be carried on by means of credit, for the simple reason that it does not pertain to the affairs and tran- sactions of bankers and speculators. The banks ought to be conservators of business and the distributors of money, but unde...

Publication Title: Southern Mercury, The
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Page 12 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 10 September 1891

T."~- if •" SOUTHERN MERCURY. Sept. 10, 1801. ^Judiciary Dep't Legislative Com. DIRBOTORY. national farmers alliance and industrial union L. L. Folk. President, North Carolina. B. H. Clover, Vice President, Kansas. J. H. Turner, Secretary,-Treasurer, Georgia. J. F. Willets, Lecturer, Kansas. 0. W. Macune, Chairman, ") A. Wardall, V Executive Board. J. F. Tillman, & C. Patty, Chairman, Isaac McCracken, A. E. Cole, L. L. Polk, 1 A. E. Cole, V U. & Hall, J The Seoretary, and Chairman of Executive Board are located at 239 North Capitol street, Washington, D. C. The President's office is 844 D. street, Wash- ington, D. C. stats officers. PresidentEvan Jones. Dublin, Texas. Vlfe-Presldent, T. J. Anderson, Paris, Texas. Secretary, Mrs. N. L. Barret, Dallas,, Texas. Lectuj-er, J. M. Perdue, West Mountain, Texas. Executive Com. Judiciary Com. T. J. Crawford, Ch'rm. Cisco, Tex., R. A. High, Blooming Grove Tex, J. M. Baird, C. J. Jackson, Corn Hill, W. P. Martin, Kllgore, Texas. E. 8. ...

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Page 13 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 10 September 1891

Sept. 10,1891. SOUTHERN MERCURY. Wise County. Besolved, that we fully endorse the alien land law, passed by our recent Texas legislature, and demand that it remain on our statute books and be fnll enforced. Resolved, that we reassert our fidel ity to the Ocala demands, and pledge ourselves to support no man for office who does not fully endorse the same. W. I. Sanford, Sec'y. Suggestion to Cotton Yards. I notice that the cotton crop is still reported far better than it will make. Some counties will fall short one half from the reports. I suggest that the managers of all the cotton yards re- port to The Mercury and the Econo- mist at once and that the farmers hold as much as possible until these papers can give some idea as to the correct amount raised. This part of Hood and Erath will make about one half kwhat it was guessed at five weeks since. E. E. Davis. Manager of yard at Bluffdale, Tex. Travis County. The following resolutions were passed by the I. U. K. Alliance No. 2533, Tra...

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Page 14 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 10 September 1891

14 80UTHERN MERCURY. Sept. 10,1891. V«ry Like the Sub-Treasury. There is a striking analogy between the sab-treasury plan proposed by the Farmers Alliance and the fiscal plan devised by the sturdy Hollanders at Amsterdam as early as 1605. It may be infered that the former was really patterned after the latter. The plan of the Hollanders is clearly stated by Mr. Calhoun in hiscelebrated speech of October, 1837, on the bill to author- ize the issue of treasury notes. He said: It was a mere storehouse for the pur- pose of keeping the precious metals and facilitating the vast sytem of ex- changes which centered there. The whole system was the most simple and beautiful that can be imagined. The depositor on delivering his bullion or coined store received credit estimated at the standard value, and a certificate of deposit for the amount was transfer- able from hand to hand, and entitled the holder te withdraw the deposit on payment of a moderate fee for the ex- pense and hazard of safe k...

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Page 15 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 10 September 1891

Sept 10,1891. SOUTHERN MERCURY. 4 )r > Cheap Excursions to Texas from the North and East. Everybody having friends desirous of visiting Texas should invite them to take advantage of the cheap excursion rates authorized on the Cotton Belt route, on August 25th, September 15th and 29th. Tickets good 30 days. All northern and eastern lines will also sell excursion tickets on above dates via. St. Louis, Cairo or Memphis and the Cotton Belt route. U. Winfield, Gen. Passenger Agt., Tyler, Tex Improved Passenger Equipment The Missouri, Kansas & Texas R'y is now running Free Reclining Chair Cars on all through trains between Hanibal Mo., and Taylor, Texas. This in con nection with its Through Sleeping Car service makes the M. K. & T R'y one of the best equipped lines in the south west. Gaston Meslier, G. P. & T. A., Scdalia, Mo Summer Excursion Tickets. The Queen & Crescent has put on sale summer tourist tickets to all the principle watering places of the East North and S...

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Page 16 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 10 September 1891

..r \ • 16 lUTHERN MERCURY. Sept. 10.1891. APPOINTMENTS. R. W. COLEMAN. R. W. Coleman will lecture at the following dates and places at hours named: * September 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th in Coryell county. September 10, Holland, Bell county, at 10 a. m. September 21th, Valley Mills. 10 a.m. September 28th, 29th and 30th in Bexar county. Everybody invited. i BEN TERRELL. Hon. Ben Terrell, ex-national lec- turer of the Farmers Alliance, will ad- dress the people at the following times and places: San Antonio, Sept. 7th. Guadaloupe county, Sept. 10, 11, 12 and 14. Wilson county, Sept. 16, 17, and 18. Atascosa county, Sept. 22 and 23. Live Oak county, Sept. 24 and 25. Gonzales county, Sept. 27, 29 and 30. Lavoca county, Oct. 2, 3 and 5. Colorado county, Oct. 6, 7 and 8. Austin county, Oct. 9, 11 and 12. Lee county, Oct. 13 and 14. Fayette county, Oct. 16,18 and 19. Caldwell county, 21, 22 and 23. Hays county, Oct. 26, 27 and 28. dates in gonzales county. Smiley Lake September 28, Ranoho,...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 17 September 1891

I • I E ° K* Wance of Texas. 8® ® *3 Organize, Educate and Co-Operate. "} Official Journal of the Farmers Liberty, Justice and Equality." DALLAS, TEXAS, THURSDA 5PT. 17, 1891. WHOLE 10. VOL X, 10. 38. - L ÉfcÉk Overproduction. L. J. NEWTON, IN SOUTHEN ALLI- ANCE FARMER. We notice a convention called to meet in Atlanta within the next few weeks to take into considera- tion the advisability of reducing the acreage of cotton for 1892, a means of solving the question of "how to make the cost of pro- duction less than the price the product sells for?" There is but one argument in favor of curtailing the acreage in cotton, and that is overproduction. If this can be established there is no other remedy but to produce less, but until that is done to re- reduce the acreage is but wild ex- periment. We fail to see the ar- gument in bettering our condition by changing our course in agricul- ture when the cause don't lie there. Shall we take a symptom for the disease and doctor it, or shall we ...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 17 September 1891

SOUTHERN MERCURY. Sept 17.1801. The Conditions To-day. W. C. KIMBBOUOH. [Thlaia a continuation of an article which appeared la our hut laaue under the tune head —Ed.] The present condition of the farmers is the result of fifty years of legislation, most of which, has an indirect tendency to make real property and permanent invest- ments less profitable, and personal property, such as bonds, stocks and money, more valuable. The discrimination is against the pro- ducer of raw material,in favor of the man who speculates and profits on it after it is made. There has al- ways been and will always be an antagonism between these two ele ments. Our forefathers came into the inhertance of free join strongly prejudiced against a landed aris- tocracy. Having felt so recently the hardships of this aristocracy as it existed in England and forgetting that it was not the land, but the privileges granted land owners, that made the aristocracy, they were easily led into legislation an- tagonistic to...

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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 17 September 1891

Sept 17,1891. SOUTHERN MERCURY. 4 ft Constitutional Powers of the Con- gress of the United States. j. h. dolman. The constitution of the United States, section viii, 7th clause, reads as follows: Congress shall have power to es- tablish postoffices and postroads. The word establish implies the power to create and to own. The term post roads in the constitution must apply to all roads in the United States that government mails are transported over, and must include railroads and all street graded roads and bridges as well as the county roads. If the above statements are cor- rect, congress has the power to build railroads or and other kind of post roads at all times,and in all places in the United States; and if it has power to build roads, the same power will apply to purchasing all kinds of post roads. The framers of the constitution of the United States had some mo- tive for inserting the above section and clause in the constitution. To prevent centralizing wealth and power in the...

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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 17 September 1891

SOUTHERN MERCURY. Sept 17,1891. THE SCHOOL OF EXPERIENCE. (See adjoining cartoon.) The farmer shown in No. 1, in the cartoon went out to see the sights, and finds two influential partisan bosses carrying on an ani- mated discussion on the latest plan sent out from headquarters. Being an honest, civilized man, he deems it his duty to stop such disgraceful proceedings, and being a non-partisan he thinks both of them will listen to him. He, there- fore, essays to persuade them to conduct their discussion in a more civilized manner, with results as shown in Nos. 2 and 3. Afterwards the farmer discov- ered the scheme as set forth in No. 4. Having seen the elephant the old gent strikes a bee line for home, gets a lot of his neighbors together and explains what he knows about partisan politics, and straightway organizes a Farmers Alliance for the express purpose of preventing such scenes as the above. The result is, the bosses, big and little, are on the run, and organ- ized labor, though ...

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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 17 September 1891

Sept. 11,1801. SOUTHERN MERCURY. v I i cent in our municipal councils, and in the mouths of our peace officers.—The Iconoclast. The history of the United States clearly shows that if it had not been for the aid of foreigners Washington, Jefferson, Patrick Henry and their compatriots would have been hung as "rebels." Foreigners secured the indepen- dence of the United States and transformed our fathers from "rebels" to "patriots. Again, three fourths of our citizens are of foreign extrction; where shall we draw the line ? At the first, second, third or fourth generation ? Drawing the line at all v begins in little narrow mindedness and will end in the disgrace of those who advocate it. People who have traveled 3000 miles to become citi- zens of this country will fight for it if they get justice in it. Give the people justice and the repub lie will live by the united effort of all nationalities in it. The Alliance membership of this, Limestone county, is between 800 and 1000. Regular ...

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 17 September 1891

6 SOUTHERN MERCURY. Sept. 17,1891. THE LECTURE FIELD. The Alliance in Travis County. Travis county is certainly hold- ing up its head and getting squarely on its feet, and a more determined people I have never seen. The Mebcury is full of golden grains ot truth, and I find wherever an Al- liance reads it they are wide awake and aggressive, and I recommend it. There is everywhere an in- tense determination to stand to- gether as Alliance members, and allow no discord or strife to mar the strength of the order. As to the sub-treasury, I find them ready, willing and decided to bide their time, and hold in abeyance their opinions where they have not studied the matter thoroughly, and give it more attention; but they will not disrupt the order. I have made seven public talks since I was elected county lecturer for Travis county. The people seem to think if Kansas can put in an Alliance senator, Texas can too; and they'll do their part toward sustaining the cause. God speed the right, and...

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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 17 September 1891

V |y' y- C\ • t ceptable as security. Any pater- nalism in this? If so point it out. And if found, what is so obnoxious about it, please? Suppose you want to borrow money from Smith; you go to him and say, "Smith I want $80, and will give you as security a horse worth $100, and you can keep him in your pasture, and I will pay you pasturage and all expenses." Smith loans you the money. You afterwards pay it back with inter- est as agreed on; you pay him pas- turage and all expenses and get your horse. Any paternalism in this? This is but a fair illustration of the sub-treasury plan. Suppose, however, the expenses in part were paid by the govern- ment, such as salaries of employ- ees, etc., what of that? Does not the government pay its soldiers on the frontier a salary to protect its citizens, and do you not say that is right? Does not the government support a standing army to pre- serve peace and protect the peo- ple from any invasion, from any foreign or internal disturbance? And do...

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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 17 September 1891

SOUTHERN MERCURY. Sept. 17.1891. The Southern Mercury OFFICIAL ORGAN Texa Farmers Alliance and Industrial Union. ONI DOLLAR A VIAN. IN ADVANCB. * Published Every Thursday by the Farmers State Alliance Publishing Company. MILTON PARK, Managing Editor, and General Manager. 319 Commerce Nt., Dalian, Tex. Entered at the postofflce, Dallas, Texas, as second-class mail matter. N. R. P. A. Can any one produce a national democratic or republican platform, declaring against our national bank- ing system since 1856? Trot it out or quit saying on the stump that either of these parties are opposed to "national banks." The Houston Post, in an editor- ial, contends that the true interest of the mechanic railroader and the day laborer is not that of the far- mer. The Houston Post is the only paper in Texas that has been on all sides of every question, and to date has not said a sensible word about anything. Can any one produce a bill in- troduced into congress by a demo- cratic or republican congr...

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Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 17 September 1891

MISSISSIPPI 8GAB8 MEET(P) vr .V In Jackson—Special Report of an Eye Witness. Jackson, Miss., Sept. 21,1891. McAllister's anti-sub-treasury convention was advertised to ex- hibit here to day, but it didn't ex- hibit worth a cent. McAllister hasn't had any con- vention in Jackson, and a trusting, hopeful people are in tears. Mc- Allister shouldn't have done this, for in sack-cloth and ashes—even in sable suits of solid black are the friends of the movement. McAllister had no right to get sick. It was his duty to be here and to lead his band. That convention didn't get into the capitol building, for a Claron- Ledger reporter looked in every nook and corner of that vast edi- fice, for it. He inquired of every gentlemen having knowledge of the geography of that imposing struct- ure and he was still unable to lo- cate the thing. An air of deepest mystery seems to surround it. Clear it up, Mr. McAllister. Come to Jackson and hold that glorious, unanimous convention. P. S.—One delegate—only...

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Page 10 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 17 September 1891

lóÜftíEftKl MERCUfiY. Sept. 17, reform press. Alliance Herald: The Alliance has control of the next legislature of Ken- tucky by a majority of two in the sen- ate and thirteen in the house. Lemars (Iowa) Sun: Thirty years of republican rule has converted this in- to a government of corporations, by corporations and for corporations. A Alliance Herald: Three hundred and seventy-three new primary Alliances have been organized in Alabama since the last State Alliance held its annual session. *** Education is emancipation. Work- i n gin en should remember this fact. The first esential to social and political liberty is freedom from ignorance. There is no slaverv equal to mental bondage. •*# San Antonio (Tex.) Express: The farmer who held back his cotton last year lost. The farmer who holds it this year will win. There is small doubt that before January cotton will touch a figure that would now be re- garded as a dream. •** Oaklahoma Lance: Hall is a hire- ling of the democratic party, s...

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Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 17 September 1891

yw-sjs. B«™ 5 " ■ * • *■ IF1- '"'" • >■■-* wF Sept. 17.1891. SOUTHERN MERCURY. Ü w kt Y * Exchange: In the United States, seventy persons are worth $2,7000,000— and less than fifty of these can control the currency and commerce of the country in a day's notice—one hun- dred are worth $3,000,000,000 and 25,- 000 own over one-half of the total wealth. The census shows that the railroads of the country own 281,000,000 acres of land, and foreign and domestic syndicates 84,000,000 acres, making a total of 365,000,000. In New York City 10,000 of the 2,000,- 000 inhabitants own nearly the whole city, and only 13,000 own any real es- tate. In Chicago—population 1,200,000— less than 2 1-2 per cent, own all the real estate. The total number of mortgages in this country, according to Superinten- dent Porter, is 9,000,000, or one to every seventh inhabitant. Total number of millionaires, 30,000. Total number oí people out of work, over 1,000,000. The number of tramps, nearly 500,- 000. Ex-un...

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Page 12 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 17 September 1891

I SOUTHERN MERCURY. Sept. 17,1691. OFFICIAL. DIRECTORY. NATIONAL FARMERS ALLIANCE AND INDUSTRIAL UNION L. L. Polk, President, North Carolina. B. H. Clover, Vice President, Kansas. J. H. Turner, Secretary,-Treasurer, Georgia. J. F. Wlllets, Lecturer, Kansas. C. W. Macune, Chairman, i A. Ward all, > executive Board. J. P. Tillman, R. C. Patty, Chairman, "cCn " ■Judiciary Dep't Legislative Com. Isaac McCracken, A. E. Cole, L. L. Polk, A. E. Cole, U. 8. Hall, The Secretary, and Chairman of Executive Board are loeated at 239 North Capitol street, Washington, D. C. The President's office is 844 D. street, Wash- lug ton, D. C. state officers. PresIdent,Evan Jones. Dublin, Texas. Vife-President, T. J. Anderson, Paris, Texas. Secretary, Mrs. N. L. Barret, Dallas,, Texas. Lecturer, J. M. Perdue, West Mountain, Texas. O.L.Clark, Ch'n.Stcphcnsvllle, Tx.,) R. A. High, Blooming Grove Tex, > Executive J. M. Baird. I Com. C. J. Jackson, Corn Hill, ) W. P. Martin. Kilgore, Texas. > Judiciar...

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Page 13 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 17 September 1891

|V"%- I Y >- ^H|l * K1 M>1 i\-f) u m «* - Sept. 17, /*$/. SOUTHERN MERCURY. 13 members may be reclaimed or expelled from the order. 2. That we will not vote for any man for office who is a stockholder of said paper, or who signed the Austin mani- festo, or any person who is defending the signers of said manifesto or the Farmers World. J. S. Gilbert, Sec'y. M'Lennan County. At a regular meeting of Pluck Alli- ance, Sept. 5, 1891, a resolution was passed that each member of our Alli- ance pay our pro-rata of the $30,000 debt that is hanging over the Exchange building, provided the other sub-Alli- ances of the state will do the same. The amount as Bro. Duncan, says, is $1.40, which amount we are ready to pay if the brethren will come up with their part, or we are willi-ag to pay 28 cents each, for one year at a time until it is paid out, but we think it best to pay it all at once, so we can be like men, and then the rents will come to us and not have to be paid out of in- terest....

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Page 14 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 17 September 1891

14 SOUTHERN MERCURY. Sept. 17,1891. ■f- k: The Bosses not In It. The grandest week's work of this year was done last week. Three of our Southern Stats Alliances, where the fight of the democratic politicians has been most bitter, have met in annual session. In Georgia the fight on Liv- ingstone was headed by Gov. Northern, an Alliance agitator, aided by Senator Gordon. "The sub-treasury and Liv- ingstone must go," was the war cry. Result: Livingstone goes president for another year by acclimation. In Ten- nesee President McDowell has been pounded worse than we ever were, and this is conceeding a good deal. Their constitution made him ineligible for re- election, but they are onto the consti- tutional racket there, so changed the constitution and re-elected him by ac- clamation. The following is (rom the Toiler, the State organ : "The constitution was changed so as to make the president eligible for two terms. President McDowell was re- elected by acclamation without a dis- senting v...

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