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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 1 October 1891

—A-,-. . - - - Óet 1,1891. SOUTHERN MERCURY. á fo ív'-,. I m W| y : Should Lawers be Sent to the XJ. 8. Senate orto Congress? w. c. kimbrough. In the issue of the Mercury dated Sept. 10, 1891, the Hon. J. E. Taylor, in a short article en- titled: "Why should we send lawyers to the United States senate and to congress;" made some very serious reflections up- on lawyers, and their fitness to represent the people in high political places, using in effect the following language: "From the number of lawyers in the senate and in congress, one would think they had a monopoly on these offices. These men are always constitutional objectors to reform measures. Lawyers are as a olass opposed io reform; they thrive best in the midst of ruin. Nero like they fiddle while Rome burns. Why* not send farmers, doctors and schoolteachers to fill these places—any one but law- yers." This langnage may be fitly ap- plicable to the coterie of lawyers who are now filling high placas; but certainly not the g...

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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 1 October 1891

SOUTHERN MERCURY. Oct 1,1891. PBS88 COMMENT. Look out for another big blow about how Abbott has downed Tracy in Bosquie county. Of course some one will be there to write it up for the Gazette or the News.—1 ribune. Unfortunately Uncle Joe Abbott got it in the neck the first round, and decided not to come to the scratch again. The Mercury hopes that congressman Abbott can be in- duced to face Harry Tracy in three or four joint debates during Oc- tober. If he will do it, The Mercury promises the people of 5th congressional district some rare fun, and that Tracy will down Ab- bott at each joint debate. President Polk, of the Farmers Alliance, is doing all he can to prevent the nomination of Cleve- land by the democrats, which shows v£ry plainly that he does not wish to help the republican party. The Maryland Allianeo has de- clared that the democratic party is entitled to the support ot the order, which action goes to confirm the idea that the people's party is not to receive any comfo...

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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 1 October 1891

w ;>■ &W - S ' pt ' - r"A lllfir ) I I"' . Jr H Oct 1, 1891. . ...... . ..^ SOUTHERN MERCURY. Maoune Vs. Parnel. BESSIE AGNES DWYEB. If any who look upon the head- ing of this article are inclinen to inconsiderately cry, "comparisons ara odious," we bid them "give us pause.'' Between the men, as men, there can be no parallel, in so far as re- gards private character and repu- tation; for one has fallen from a high estate of public honor, blasted by the breath of scandal, and the defection of his political ¡confeder- ates, at the zenith of his career; and the other stands, as does the oak of the forest, overtoping lesser timber, powerful, proudly and su- preme. There was a time, yea not long past, when the Irish leader's name awoke such an echo in the hearts of those that loved him, as trem- bled through the world, and round his silent personality the hopes of Eriris children clung. They believed that this grave, cold, polishec parlimentarian, had in him genius and courage eno...

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 1 October 1891

8 SOUTHERN MERCURY. Oct. 1,1891 ttXV, HH**Y a. X'OULLOVOH tolla of Some of the Vnndi Per- petrated at the Ban An* tonto Convention. As I bad committed myself to the candidacy for state treasurer against ex-Gov. Lubbuck before t became a member of the Alliance, t knew that t would be charged with joining the order to increase my prospects of success in the can- Vat) and as I was defeated for the nomination by the state democratic convention at Dallas, and again at San Antonio, I knew when I wrote you the last letter that you pub- lished in The Mercury that I would be charged with discontent and dissatisfaction with the democ- racy of Texas, and be disposed to seek excuse to leave it and go off with the third party, although I stated otherwise. I am not my "brother's keeper," but I am the keeper of my own conscience, and shall exercise my own judgement When endorsed by my conscience, togardtasss of what others may say about me. Ilim not a "sore head" nor dissatisfied in the least with...

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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 1 October 1891

Oct. 1.1891. SOUTHERN MERCURY. :-'V I- ■ rA y Demo-Bepublioan Fusion. The saying that politics makes strange bed-lellows is strikingly verified bo the funon of democrats and republicans ixf Kansas to re- sist the third party. The Denver News protests indignantly against democrats uniting with republic- ans for any such purpose. Its ut- terances are based upon the prem- ise that the republican and demo- cratic creeds respectfully are en- tirely opposite. This would most- ly be admitted when tho£fe two parties had the making of the issues, but when another parly comes forward snd proposes a plan which is as much opposed to the monopoly interests, the republicans defend as to the methods, individ alist in character, by which the democrats would prefer to obtain relief for the public, the two old parties are found fighting the same third party. It is natural therefore, that if it be very strong they be- come temporary allies. The re publicans say that the Alliance will ruin vested inter...

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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 1 October 1891

SOUTHERN MERCURY. Oct 1,1891. The Southern Mercury OFFICIAL ORGAN fexae Formen Alliance and Industrial Union. «o«. Published Every Thursday by the Farmers State Alliance Publishing Company. MILTON PARK, Managing Editor, and General Manager. 31 Commerce Ml., Dallsa, Tex. Entered at the postoffice, Dallas, Texas, aa second-class mail matter. N. R. P. A. Any one who advocates a re- duction of the protective tariff on manufactured goods, and fails to advocate a reduction of protection on manufactured money, is ridicu- lously inconsistent. When speculators combiue and force up the prices of staple farm products on consumers in the spring,it is called good financering, but when the farmers attempt to put the prices up on the specula- tors in the fall,they are acused of combining to rob the poor. Why is there so much difference? When gamblers, speculators and boards of trade corner wheat and other staple products and rob the consumer, this is called good finan- cering, but when the farmer ...

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Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 1 October 1891

Oct. 1,1891. SOUTHERN MERCURY. ' •; ■v AWAY WITH BO8SI8K. That the bosses of the democrat- ic and republican parties are a unit in opposing the Farmer's Alliance, no one now disputes. That in opposition to any financial reform they are solidly united, no one pretends to deny. That they have united to destroy the Farmer's Alliance is now an unconcealed fact. That they both use pre- cisely the same methods to injure the Alliance movement all men can see. In tne face of these facts what are sensible men to conclude? There is on occult power behind these bosses, directing their move- ments and utterances, and that power is located in the city of New York and Lombard street London. : With such facts staring the tax- ridden peopje in the face, what supreme folly it to expect any re- lief from any of these old back- number bosses. They must be re- legated to private life and new men placed in congress who are in sympathy with the people, and and who are brave enough to face, and powerful e...

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Page 10 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 1 October 1891

10 SOUTHERN MERCURY. Oct.1,1891. REFORM PRB88. Dublin Progress: Harry Tracy, the sab-treasury giant, completely an- nihilates his opposition wherever he goes, Senator Chilton notwithstanding. ••• K. of L. Journal (Pa.): International labor congresses mean that we are at the beginning of a great revolt against the existing conditions under which the production and distribution of wealth are regulated. People's (Kan.) Advocate: Allisnce men, you need to keep constantly in mind the fact that if you let the poli- ticians attend to the political farming this season, you will find yourselves displeased with the crop. Attend your Alliance and guard your interest. v Free (Kan.) Press: Say, you men who are opposing the sub-treasury plan, where do you get what you call argument against it? Do you get it from the politicans, the bankers and money lenders, or do you think it out yourselves? There seems, to be a great similarity of thought existing. Please think this over. Dakota Ruralist; The s...

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Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 1 October 1891

Oct 1.1891: SOUTHERN MERCURY. II r~ San JoflE (Cal.) Union: This may be •aid to be a fundamental principel of both democracy and of justice, that in th* enactment of law, and the adminis- tration of government, a reason shou.d always be given why a privilege or benefit is conferred upon one person or company, and at the same time de- nied another. And you can all readily see how vastly the value of this prin- ciple is enhanced when the thing re- fused is something indispensible to the welfare, and even existence of those Who deslíe it The above statement, then, being true, we are led up to the conclusion that when farmers of the country come forward with a demand that money shall be loaned them at 2 per cent, upon what is universally acknowledged to be the best of security, they are only giving expressions to an inalienable right, resting upon their fundamental relation to the government itself, and iiedged b? precedents crowding nearly every page of our national statutes. When the ...

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Page 12 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 1 October 1891

~ • "" c *■ - 12 SOUTHERN MERCURY. Oct. 1, 1891. OFFICIAL. DIREOTORY. national fabm1m ai.lialfck and industrial union L. L. Polk, President, North Carolina. B. H. Clover, Vice President, Kansas. /. H. Turner, Secretary, -Treasurer, Georgia. I. P. Wlllets, Lecturer, Kansas. C. W. Macune, Chairman, A. Wardall, - Executive Board. I. P. Tillman, B. C. Patty, Chairman, "cCrs Judiciary Dep't Legislative Com. Isaac McCracken, A. B. Cole, L. L. Polk, ' A. B. Cole, U. S. Hall, The Secretary, and Chairman of Executive Beard are located at 239 North Capitol street, Washington, D. C. The President's offlce is 844 D. street, Wash- lag ton, D. C. state officers. President.Evan Jones. Dublin, Texas. Vife-President, T. J. Anderson, Paris, Texas. Secretary, Mra. N. L. Barret, Dallaa, Texan. Lecturer, J. U. Perdue, West Mountain, Texas. O.L.Clark, Ch'n.Stephensvllle, Tx.,) B. A. High, Blooming Grove Tex, >■ Executive J. W. Biabb, I Com. C. J. Jackson, Corn Hill, ") W. P. Martin, Kllgore, Texas. &g...

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Page 13 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 1 October 1891

Oct 1.1i81. SOI fe'-: - y Senter, in Knox county, to be tried by himself alone along by a Caaatlay. He is a fair, honorable man, and we pro- posed to leave the result with him. When we got there the Casaday folk were there (Knswort-h from Seymour, and Stapp from 0. C. Plow works). We stopped only once, for dinner, and closed the contest at half or th e quarters of a hour befoie sun down. We were at a very great disadvantage on account of his superior skill, but we won the day anyhow, and we would not have lost it for the cost of the plow. Yours very truly, Sherriix Bros & Co. Dyes for Carpet Bags. How vexatious it is, after working all day ^with dye-recipts, to get dingy, streaked and spotted colors. And how disappointing, after the carpets are down, to watch the colors fade and fail. * It is only recently, through import- ant discoveries, that unfading, easily used dyes for cotton have been known. In their new colors, Fast Pink, Fast Purple, Fast Orange, and Fast Garnet (all fo...

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Page 14 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 1 October 1891

14 . v*sí- SOUTHERN MERCURY. Oct. 1, 1891. How They Did It. The Franco-Prussian war closed in 1870. The German troops occupied Paris, the proud capital of the French nation. Louis Napoleon, the emperor of France, was a fugitive in a foreign nation. Bismarck was master of the situation. He could fix the boundary line just where he liked; he could levy whatever tribute he felt disposed upon his fallen adversary. Among the con- ditions he did fix was that a large in demnity should be levied upon the French cation, upon which German troops would vacate her soil. Part of this was $000,000,000 in gold that had to be paid into the German treasury in the short space of eighteen months. Here was a fallen nation, with all her industries paralyzed, not a silk mill running in the nation, and her vine- yards a strewn waste. In fact she was without a government until Thiers collected a few men together and formed a provisional government to treat with her captors. This imporvised government agree...

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Page 15 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 1 October 1891

Y "r *> ..y • ' i FTpy!w< defc /, /id/. SOUTHERN MÉftCUftY. 16 The saloon determines who shall go to the state and national legislature. Oat of 1,002 primaries in New York City last year, 640 were held in saloons or in rooms next door to saloons. What kind of nominations can we ex- pect from such men? What hope is there for the legislation which we desire on the social questions so lonsc as the lazy and vicious hangers-on of the sa- loon determine who shall make our laws? A fountain cannot rise higher than its source. Clean out the saloon and we shall clean out the legislative halls. Then w^can look for just legis- lation on our social issues. Clarion (Miss.) Ledger: In a recent letter John Sherman, the great repub lican financial oracle, said: "I know of mo instance where money has been loaned by the government to banks at the rate of one and two per cent, or any other rate* If such a loan has ever been made it was without authority of law." In the same letter he contradicts ...

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Page 16 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 1 October 1891

m' 16 SOUTHERN MERCURY. Oct. 1.1891. B: APPOINTMENTS. County Alliance Meetings. Jack county, Oct. 2 and 3, with Jas- per Creek Alliance. Houston county, Oct. 2, with Antioch Alliance. Freestone^county, Oct. 13, with Enon Alliance. Grimes county, Oct. 1, with Martin's Prairie Alliance. Fisher county, Oct. 2. Fort Bend county, Oct. 10, at Mar- shalville, Texas. Denton county, Oct. 2, with Kelso Alliance. Falls county, 1st Tuesday in October —the 6th. Dallas county, Oct. 1, with Central Alliance in exchange building, in Dal- las. Young county, Oct. 1, with Huff- statter Alliance. Bosque county, Oct. 14th, with Grape- vine Alliance. Collin county, Oct. 21, with Snow Hill Alliance. Leon county, Oct. 9. Johnson county, Oct. 10, with Rober- son Branch Alliance. McLennan county, Oct. 13, with Bold Springs Alliance. Hamilton county, Oct 15, with Union Hill Alliance. Montgomery county, Oct. 1, with Pool Alliance. Liberty county, Oct. 15, with Concord Alliance. Burleson county, Oct. 15, with S...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 8 October 1891

?V ... ;v i! "Organize, Educate and Co-Operate." } Official Journal of the Farmers State Alliance of Texas. | "Liberty, Juetiee and Equality." YOL. 1,10. 41. DALLAS, TEXAS. THURSDAY. OCT. 8, 1891. VIOLE 10. 4(3. What is Money? M. W. HENRY. There is, perhaps, at the pres ent time no more important ques tion agitating the minds of Amer can people. No more conclusive or positive evidence is wantec of this fact, than that the pluto cratic orators and press are a unit in inculcating false ideas of the true nature of money. Alexander Hamilton, the enemy of liberal re publican institutions, was the leader in engrafting upon American institutions the banking and fund ing system of Europe, led in by England, and by which the mass of her subjects are brought into the most abject and pitiable serf- dom the world has ever seen. The cause for the extreme poverty of the many, and the fabulous wealth of the few, is inherent in this sys- tem of finance, and any nation that will adopt it and perpetu...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 8 October 1891

1 T SOUTHERN MERCURY. Oct. 8.1891. fraud, and has entailed upon the people of Great Britain and the United States an amount of want, wretchedness and misery, no pen can describe, no figures estimate." Tne Encyclopedia Brittanica says: "The intrinsic value idea of money has been abandoned by the best writers and thinkers. Coin iu not a safe basis of money—the ba- sis is too small." A very eminent authority uses this language as to the proper basis for money: "Paper money should be represented by commod- ities—all commodities." The North British Review, 18(51, says: "Metal, while acting as coin, is identical with paper money in respect of being destitute of in- trinsic value. Hoth paper and metal money, while circulating, make no use of intrinsic value, and this is the point to grasp firmly." Maclcod on Banking says: "The simplest and most perfect form of currency is that which represents nothing but transferable debt, and of which the material is of no in- trinsic value, such as pape...

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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 8 October 1891

asas Oct 8.1891. SOUTHERN MERCURY. V — ? Some Notes on the Money Problem. t. h. dolman. The money problem is a national problem which American people are called upon to solve in 1892. The constitution of the United States, section viii., 5th clause, reads: 1 'Congress shall have power to coin money, and to regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coins, and fix the standard of weights and measures." Scarce or precious metals, such as gold and silver, were most used in the early settlement of the United States. A limited com- merce did not demand much mon- ey. When the increase of pop- ulation and commerce demanded more money to remove produce, congress was appealed to for re- lief of the stringency. One of the then existing parties favored a United States bank, the the other opposed it on the plea that such a currency in the- hands of the government would cause speculation and corruption in high places, and bankrupt the produc- ers of the nation. The United States Bank was charter...

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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 8 October 1891

SOUTHERN MERCURY. Oct 8,1891. PRESS COMMENT. AN HONEST JUDICIARY IS THE BULWARK OF LIBERTY. A man who will unblushingly tell an audience in the north that he "was forced into the rebel army, and accepted his commission in order to help the opposing cause," istjovile for even the company which he is now keeping." The above from the Houston (Tex.) Post, in reference to Hon. L. L. Polk president of the National Farmer's Alliance, is a fare sample of the rot and misrep- resentation now going the round of the subsidised press. Had the Post any regard for the truth, it would have given the time and place where such language was used bv our honored president— It is but in keeping with the plan seut out from headquarters, and will have 110 ell'cct 011 the members of the Alliance, north or south. The bloody sbirt has been buried by the Alliance men and section- alism finds no place in our ranks. To govern wisely and well the governing power must at all times be controlled by intelligence and...

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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 8 October 1891

it. 1661. SOUTHERN MEfcCURY. r i Overproduction. a. m. baoland. We have read with much inter- est an article with the above title, from the pen of L. J. Newton, in which he discusses with great acu- men this very important problem. As it relates to the cotton question he appears to take issue with the movement among the members of the Farmers Alliance looking to a reduction of the cotton acreage in 1892. While much he says rela- tive to the lack of a circulating medium among the people is emi- nently correct, he fails, in our can- did opinion, to make a case, when he attempts to show that there is no real overproduction of cotton. When we arc told by statisticians that the crop in 1890 exceeds by nearly 1,000,000 bale3 the de- mands of cotton manufacturers, and that this surplus hangs like a mill stone about producers necks the present season, and keeps prices below the normal range for this crop, which all cotton experts say is much less than that of 1890. An increase of circulatin...

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 8 October 1891

zSj&FS -. 6 SOUTHERN MERCURY. Oct. 6,1S91 CONGRESSMAN CHAIN pg :-is Fires Hi* Howitzer at the Sub- Treasury and Ooala Demands. In a public address in south west Texas, the distinguished gen- tleman named above, in a labored speech of two hours, endeavored to demolish the position taken by Alliance men on the great ques- tion of the day—the sub-treasury. E. O. Meitzcr writes the Galves- ton News from Halletsville, under date of Sept 16, the following argu- mentative epistle, and puts the distinguished gentleman in the position of a political dictator or "boss." We opine that Mr. Crain is reckoning without his host, when he speaks for the Jefferson- ian democracy of his district: 4'The Ocala platform only en- dorses the sub-treasury plan and, no particular bill. This plan proposes, first, thatthe government shall loan money at a low rate of interest, sav 2 per cent on real estate, with proper limitation on amount of land and money, direct to its citizens until our circulation amou...

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