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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 5 November 1891

Nov. 5,1891. SOUTHERN MERCURY. THE FOWBB OF LABORING* MEN. Extracts from the Speech of Hon. Jerry Simpson Before the Chioago Trades Unions. It affords me pleasure to extend to the laboring men, aye, to the women, therigbthand of fellowship of the farmers of the northwest. I can assure you that the farmers of the United States, although in the past pagans in politics and slow in econimic reforms, are to-day ready to grasp hands with the laboring men to secure our rights. When I say "rights" I mean to get part of the great wealth that we produce. In this respect the man of the work- shop is as much of a farmer as he who holds the plow. We have been going on for the last thirty years producing wealth; it is a statistical fact that for every hour recorded in a day we produce a quarter of a million dollars in wealth. Now, the question comes up, who receives this wealth? The man who produces it or the monop- olist? The answer is not hard to find. Jefferson laid down the prin- ciple that e...

Publication Title: Southern Mercury, The
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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 5 November 1891

SOUTHERN MERCURY. Nov. 5. 1891. anybody asking the government to "feed us all." Surely you must have met such in a dime side show of Fore Paw's circus. "No issue except to work." Be patient, be quiet, be further oppressed, bled, robbed, reduced to serfdom. Be asses, and bear burdens, while Ba- laam (plutocracy) pounds your sore brains, sore backs and lean stom- achs. Don't be impertinent in de- manding equal rights. You are laborerers; you are nothing but far- mers. We will take care of your interest. "Your time is very precious." So is our labor, our products, our money. Somebody gels theee (by legislation) without value received. We wanted you to help us correct this. We wantid you to help give u^ a better state of affairs, to help educate the people, help to more unity, help to give us some recrea- ation; we are tired; to help give some comforts for home and fami- lies; help us to have peace, pros- perity and universal good. You are uot tronbled in "pur- suing the Will o' the Wis...

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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 5 November 1891

Nov. 5,1891. SOUtHEftN MERCURY. Blind Faith. t. m'rae. Recently, Mr. Noah Webster Fiiiley, promulgated a letter, an open letter, to the democracy or the state, and being of that politi- cal faith, I assume that I may con- sider it. Even "a cat may look upon a king." The first language is worth a close examination, for much of the inherent fallacy of the document, is there expressed. It reads: Tyler, Tex., October 21.—To the democracy of the state of Tex as: I have been requested by the chairmen of several county demo- cratic executive committees, for the guidence or such committees, to give my views upon the action oi the Dallas county democratic exec- utive committee, in requesting anc obtaining the resignation of one oi that body, Mr. Cole, upon the ground that he is an adherent anc advocate ofthe sub-treasury theory; and in order that one letter may serve as an answer to all, I write this open letter to the democracy of the state at large." Think of it! A democratic party which g...

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 5 November 1891

6 SOUTHERN MERCURY. Mor. S, 1891 DISCUSSION AT GEORGETOWN Chilton and Traoy. Senator Chilton, Gov. Hogg's appointee to the United States senate, and Col. Harry Tracy, of the Farmers Alliance crossed swords at Georgetown, Texas, on the 24th inst. Their subject was the sub-treasury plan. It was Senator Chilton's appointment, but by a request the time was di- dided, so as to give Chilton one and one-half hours and Tracy two hours, with 30 minutes to Chilton to close. Sjmewhere about, 2 p. m., the Hon. Horace Chilton, United States senator, attended by an escort of Georgetown dignitaries, came into the court room, followed by Harry Tracy, the congressman skinner. Senator Chilton was introduced as a man who had won laurels by intellec- tual efforts without deeds of hero- ism achieved on the fields of bat- tle. Col. Harry Tracy was intro- duced as simply, Harry Tracy, the advocate of the people's rights. The fiat honorable, but proud and haughty senator, who felt it a condesension to disc...

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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 5 November 1891

Nov. 6,1891 SOUTHERN MERCURY. LECTURE FIELD. Tracy in Arkansas. By special invitation our Harry Tracy made a flying trip to Arkan- sas, and addressed the people at the grand Alliance camp meeting, near Fayettville, last week. The Advócate refers to him as follows: "On Tuesday at 10 o'clock, Mr. Tracy, of Texas, took the stand and held his audience for nearly two hours, confining himself strict- ly to the sub-treasury plan of the Farmers Alliance adopted at Ocal a, Fla. Mr. Tracy's style is terse, pointed, forceful and convincing. He does not deal in theories, ab- stractions and generalities, but in facts. He showed the absolute necessity of some measure of relief and demonstrated the peculiar adaptation of the sub-treasury plan to the exigencies of the case, elab- orating all its details from the ap- plication for the establishment of a warehouse to the final redemption of the collateral deposit. Being conversant with the methods of plutocratic warfare, he anticipat- ed and met the ...

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

8 SOUTHERN MERCURY. Ñor. 5.1891. The Southern Mercury OFFICIAL ORGAN Teras Farmers Alliance and Industrial Union. ONI DOLLAR A YEAR. IN ADVANOB. Published Every Thursday by the Farmers «late Alliance Publishing Company. MILTON PARK, Managing Editor, and General Manager. 319 Commerce Nt., Dallas, Tex. Entered at the postoffice, Dallas, Texas, aa second-class mail matter. N. R. P. A. farmers alliance platform. [Adopted at Ocala, Fla., Dec., 1890.] 1. We demand the abolition of na- tional banks; we demand that the gov- ernment shall establish sub-treasuries or depositories in the several states which shall loan money direct to the people at a low rate of interest, not to exceed 2 per cent per annum, on non- perishable farm products and upon real estate, with proper limitations upon the quantity of land and amount of money; we demand that the amount of the cir- culating medium be speedily increased to not less than $50 per capita. 2. We demand that congress shall pass such laws as will ...

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Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 5 November 1891

Ñov. 5. mi. southern Mercury. § IT CAN'T BE DONE. No stone will be left unturned, 110 effort untried, nor scheme un- tested that tends toward the dis- ruption of the Alliance in Texas. Chairman Finley's ruling, the most arbitrary ever promulgated by any chairman, and unprecidented in political history as it is, was a direct thrust at the unity of the order. Thp call tor a meeting of "The Grand State Alliance to meet in Corsicana on the 26th of Novem- ber, 1891, is a second thrust at its perpetuity. No other motive other than strife and discord in the Alli- ance, and the committal of a por- tion of the organization to the sup- port of the machine bosses, of one of the political parties in the state, is or can be aimed at by the sign- ers of this call. No sugarcoating of catch words, such as, "To bring the order back to its original purity," or "To free it from poli- tics," will avail. The purpose is too flagrant to be hid by any such flimsy pretexts. The signers to the Corsicana call...

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Page 10 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 5 November 1891

10 SOUTHERN MERCURY. Nov. 5,1891. WHAT THEY SAY. Colorado (Tex.) Citizen: The action ivas ill advised, without precdent, and haste should be made to repair the wrong. Waco Daily News: Mr. Finley has loaded his gun once too often. The charge went backwards this time, and fired the firer. Marlin (lex.) Ball: On the same prin- ciple, Barney Gibbs should be fired bod- ily from ihe democratic party, because of his sand bank bill. Waco (Tex.) Day: The Tyler gang, acting through N. W. Finley, chairman, wants to dictate, not only how demo- crats shall vote, but how they shall think. Crocket (Tex.) Courier: The politics of every man 10 Texas, to-day, wno is against Hogg; is being closely scrutin- ized, and when found to be against him, are at once given a dose of rough on rats, so to speak. Greenville (Tex.) Banner: Democrats believe in personal liberty, and thengbt to think for themselves, and they are liable to resent the exercise of too much authority, by those temporarily in power, in th...

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Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 5 November 1891

Nov. 5,1891. SOUTHERN MERCURV. II It Has Been Tried. The demands of the Farmers Alliance for government loans upon land, ;at 2 per cent interest, is no new or untried scheme. The same thing worked admir- ably in the early history of Pennsylva- nia. It met with unqualified success in the state of New York, and its success has never ceased to be a matter of congrat- ulation to the people, who loaned their school money to farmers, with the very best results. In Oregon, the thing is now in vogue, and if we are to believe reliable, un- biased authorities, the people of Oregon are abundantly satisfied that the prin- ciple of making government loans of money, direct to the people, is not only a safe, but very desirable on to put in operation. Of course, every proposition to loan the people their own credit, in the form of treasury notes, at alow late of interest, has always met with the violent opposition of bankers, who are loaning their notes, (their debts) at a high rate of interest. Ba...

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Page 12 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 5 November 1891

■ —- 12 SOUTHERN MERCURY. Nov. 5,1891• Judiciary Dep't Legislative Oom. DIRECTORY. ■ATIONAL FAKMIB8 ALLIANC1 AND INDUSTRIAL UNION L. L. Polk, President, North Carolina. B. H. Clover, Vice President, Kansas. J. H. Turner, Secretary,-Treasurer, Georgia. J. P. Wlllets, Lecturer, Kansas. 0. W. Macune, Chairman, ▲. Wardall, ■ Executive Board. J. F. Tillman, ft. C. Patty, Chairman, Isaac Mccracken, A. B. Cole, L. L. Polk, ) A. B. Cole, J 0. 0. Hall, J The Secretary, and Chairman of Executive Board are located at 289 North Capitol street, Washington, D. C. The Presidentss office Is M4 D. street, Wash- ington, D. C. st atk orriciar. President. Evan Jones, Dublin, Texas. Vlfe-President, T. J. Anderson, Paris, Texas. Secretary, Mrs. N. L. Barret, Dallas, Texas. Lecturer, J. M. Perdue, Went Mountain, Texas. G.L.Clark, Ch'n.Stephensville, Tx., R. A. High, Blooming Grove Tex, -Executive J. W. Biard, Com. C. J. Jackson, Corn Hill, W. P. Martin, Kilgore. Texas. - Judiciary E. S. Peters, Calvert,Te...

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Page 13 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 5 November 1891

Nov. 5, 1891. 80UTHERN MERCURY. 13 F. n. fox's poultry exhibit. In the poultry contest Mr. F. H. Fox of Den i son, Tex., took first premium on Light Brama fowls; first premium on White cochin chicks; first premium on White Holland turkeys; second pre- mium on dark brown fowls; second pre- mium on Partridge Cochin fowls; sec- ond on Plymouth Rock chicks, and first and second on dark brown chicks; first on pit game hens, and second pre- miums on pit games; second premium on Red Pyle Game Bantams, best breeding pen in class 47; first on breed- ing pen of Black Breasted Red Game Bantams, and second on the largest and best exhibit of poultry displayed by a Texas exhibitor. For further information, catalogues, etc., address F. H. Fox, Denison, Tex. THE MITCHELL PRONG PLOW. At the Dallas Fair there were a large number and a great variety of plows— many good ones too—but more was heard about the Mitchell Prong Plow than all the rest. This plow is the in- vention of Mr. John E. Eitchell, of ...

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Page 14 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 5 November 1891

14 SOUTHERN MERCURY. Nov. 5,1891. San Antonio Platform. Owing to recent complications, piecipitated by the ruling of Chair man Finley, The Merciiry deems it wise to republish in full the 1890 democratic state platform. It is to be hoped our readers will study same closely and file it away for future reference, together with the essence of Chairman Finley's rul- ing. The people will find them useful in the near future. democracy's next platform. To the Chairman of the Democratic State Committee: We, the committee on platform and resolutions, have a report: 1. That we, the democracy of Texas in convention assembled, pledge anew our devotion to the time-honored principles of dem- ocracy, and reaf!irm"the principles announced in the last national and state platforms. 2. That the government of the United States has only the powers exprestly given it in the constitu- tion of the United States and the amendments thereto, and we be- lieve that the perpetuity of the union created by said con...

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Page 15 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 5 November 1891

Nov. 5.1891. SOUTHERN MERCURY. 15 8TBONO ARGUMENT In Favor of the Alien Land Law. Amount of money forced out of Texas by the alien land law since July 1st, to this date, $1,000,000. Amount of money that will be withdrawn in the next six months if the law is not repealed, $2,000,- 000. Amount of money due by Texas people to aliens maturing in the next five years, $40,000,000. Amount of money th¿t would have been added to Texas circula- tion by alien loans from July 1, to January 1, 1892, $5,000,000. Amount of money that has been withdrawn from circulation in Texas because of distrust and want of confidence in Texas people from July 1st to date, and hid away, caused by the alien land law, $1,- 000,000. Amount of money from other states withheld from investment in Texas from July 1 to January 1, 1892, on account of the want of confidence occasioned by the alien land law, $2,000,000.—Fort Worth Mail. If the statement of the Mail is correct, and The Mercury pre- sumes it is, it is one of...

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Page 16 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 5 November 1891

16 SOUTHERN MERCURY. No . 5,1891. APPOINTMENTS. C. A. McMBANS wil} lectora in the following counties nacogdoches county, November 5, at Martinville, " 6, at Hopewell, " 7, at Fairview, " 9, at Red Oak, " 10, at linn Flat, " 11, at Seminary, " 12, at Philadelphia, " 13, at Alozan, " 14, at Nacogdoches. polk county. November 26, at Corigan, 7 p. m. " 17, at Pine Grove, 7 p. m " 18, at Bear Creek, 10 a. m 44 19, at Menard, 2 p. m " 20, at Livingston, 2 '• 21, at Leggett, 2 BRAZOS COUNTY. November, 23, at Grange Hall, 2 p.m. " 24, Macy, ' 2 « 24 " 8 44 25* Harris school h. 2 December 25 26, Tryan Hall, 26, " 27, Reliance, 27, " 28, Steep Hollow, 30, Bethel, 30, " 1, Peach Creek, •• 1 " 2,' Minter Springs, 2 " 3,' Providence, 2 3, " 2 " 4, Henry Alliance, 2 " 5, Thompson Crk. 2 44 7, Prospect, 2 44 8, Bryan, 10 a.m. " 8, " 8 p.m. The president of each of the above county Alliances will publish in Thk Southern Mercury, and county papers the days allotted for each county and have the last ...

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

a If, #ÍU 9 ^ ■ Organize, Educate and Co-Operate."} OfftCldl JoUMdl of the Fdrif State AlHOflCe OÍ ToXQS. { "Libert/Tjuatiee and Equality." - — <b' v"* YOL. 1,10. 46. ár DALLAS, TEXAS, THURSDAY, NOV. 12, 1891. WHOLB 10. 4(7. — Scarce Money Means Ruin. E. T. S., MARION, S. C. There is no necessity to discuss the effect of contraction on the debtor and creditor classes. Ifthe teachings of political economy be true, as to the effect of volume of money upon prices, it needs no ar- gument to prové that a decrease in the volume of money, benefits the creditor class. By increasing the purchasing price of money, and en- hancing the volume of bonds, and obligations held by them, they Í'¿crease the injury of the Lebtor class, who are forced o give more labor, or ol labor's products, in payment of i their debts. It is estimated that the purchasing power of the prec- ious metals increased, between the years 1809 and 1846, fully 146 per - cent, because of the reduction of i gold and silver du...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 12 November 1891

SOUTHERN MERCURY. hov. 12,1891. president, is quoted as saying, in 1867: "To talk of specie payments, or a return to specie under present cir- cumstances, is to talk like a fool. It would destroy tlie country as ef- fectually as a fire. And any con- traction of the currency would be about as bad." How different the teachings of Congressman Mills, at Mansfield, Ohio, a few days ago, where he is reported as saying: "If our circulation were to-day double what it is, and it was all in the pockets of 100,000 people, our condition would not only not be bettered, but it would be worse than it is." I should be pleased to see how Congressman Mills would proceed to demonstrate the truth of this as- sertion, viz: How the issuing to 100,000 people (who are supposed to have most of what has been is- sued, for I suppose he alludes to the monied monopolist,) $695,563,- 029 in gold, $157,562,979 in gold certificates, $386,386,614 in silver dollars, $301,539,751 in silver cer- tificates,$185,970,785...

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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 12 November 1891

Nov. 12,1891. SOUTHERN MERCURY. 3 ' I There is an urgent demand for a change in our present financial policy. This is the all-important issue that is before the people of this country to-day. We should allow no political side issue to draw us away from our Alliance demands on financial reform. Alien Land Law.—For a num- ber of years past, foreign capitalists have been establishing loan agen cies all oyer the state, loaning their money and taking mort- gageson our lands to secure the payment. The notes thus secured are sent by these agents back to Europe and held by those capital- ists until maturity, thus avoiding the payment of taxes on the cap- ital invested. This is a manifest injustice to the citizens of Texas who pay their taxes. At the last session of the legislature a law was enacted pro- hibiting aliens from acquiring titles to lands in this state, and requir- ing all lands held by foreigners to be disposed of within six years If foreigners wish to enjoy the ben- efits of ou...

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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 12 November 1891

SOUTHERN MERCURY. Nov. 12, 1891. PRESS COMMENTS. The thrifty men who have built the white farm houses, the great barns and trimmed the stately hedges, are turning them over to tenants, and moving to town, be- cause "there is no money in farm- ing." Will the tenant keep the house painted, the hedge trimmed and the barn in repair? Will he Day off the mortgage? And in the meantime, what will the owner of the farm do in the city? Swell the number of those who live by their wits, while his children become loafers, or worse, if there is any- thing worse. The Roman empire went that way. Ts history repeat ing itself? The remedy?—Texas Stockman. The Mercuby: Secure more money and reduce taxes. This can be done quickly, through the sub- treasury plan. Adopt it, or oiler something better. J (so ROOM FOR the. black man What has the United States, or the young men and maidens of the United States, to gain from the ex- portation of clever and attractive American girls? Has it not even been ascert...

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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 12 November 1891

Ñov. 12,1801. SOUTHERN MERCURY. NO RETREAT. 7 Victory or Death. miss maud jones. It is no wonder that the growing oppressions which have affected the laboring classes in America for the past 25 years, has developed an organized effort to break the shackles that bind them. The Grange, the Farmers Alliance, the Knights of Labor and various other organaiztions of labor are but the cumuli which portend the coming storm. It is worse than idle to talk about measures being unconstitu- tional. Constitutions may be changed, as well as laws; and if the policy of the gigantic corporations is to utterly ignore the popular will, setting every principle of jus- tice at defiance, until the indigna tion of, the people is wrought to such a pitch that the day of spoil- tion of railways will come, and neither vested rights nor common honesty is likely to obtain a hear- ing, they may console themselves with the reflection that they were the aggressors. No student of history, especially of the history o...

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — The Southern Mercury — 12 November 1891

6 SOUTHERN MERCURY. ño , a. iM LXOTUBE FIELD. Traoy and Baily Debate at Gains- Tille. Harry Tracy and Congressman Baily, engaged in a joint debate, in Gainesville, to-day. Tracy opened in a one hour and thirty minutes' speech, in favor of the Alliance sub-treasury plan, fol- lowed by Bailey in a two hours' reply. Tracy rejoined in a 30 minutes' rebuttal, and Bailey closed in a 15 minutes' speech. Tracy tried very hard to get an even division of time, but Baily refused to grant it. Tracy's opening speech was con- sidered-by all, the ablest sub-treas- ury speech, they had ever listened to. He indulged in nothing, but hard, cold facts, and showed by figures, applied to existing condi- tions, that the sub-treasury plan, would save the farmers $220,000,- 000, annually. Mr. Tracy is the most cool, de- liberate, and incisive speaker, that ever apdressed an audience in this country, so every one say who heard him. He indulged in no fancy flights of oratory, as i e does not pose as an orator...

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