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STATE ALLIANCE DIRECTORY
R C Patty, President, Macon, J H McGehee, Vice President. C T Smithson. Secretary, New Port. T L Darden. Treasurer, Fayette. R W Coleman, Lecturer, Aberdeen. Frank Bnrkitt, Ass't, Lecturer, Okolono. S C Vinson, Chaplain, Oakland. Frank Howel, Doorkeeper, Durant. T E Groome, Ass't. Doorkeeper. T N Touchstone, Sergeant-at-Arius. Ii. G. West, State Bus. Ag't, Winona. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. J H Boeman, Chairman, Eley. T J MillsapR, Crystal Springs. S B. Lamb, Batesville. BO.UÏD or CONTROL—EXCHANGE. B F Passmore, President, PaRsonia. J C Hall, Anguilla. P M Miller, Grenada. R C Patty, Macon. J H Beeman Eley. What Will be tlio Verdict. That there is something the mat ter we all know, and we know the disease is poverty. For a long while we have been trying to find out what the cause tor this malady is that we might remove it. trouble being by no means local, Imt effecting every part of our land, it cannot be attributed to any local cause. If it is general and is injuring the whole producing and laboring class, it is but reasonable to suppose that it is found in na tional I- gisiation, which is the only thing that can exert so wide spread an influence. Bringing it down then to tho p-fint of national legis lation, what class of legislation is most liable to effect alike all classes of production throughout the land. Tho answer unbidden comes, the question of finance. Seeing this and as all questions of national fi nance are resolved into the manage ment of the currency, the Farmers' Alliance and Industrial Union have studied the subject of finance, and as some of the newspapers have ex pressed it, have gone to "monkeying with the currency." The result so far has been the production of the sub-treasury bill, by some called "Livingston's Truck Patch Curren cy," by others "socialism," and bv others"impractieable and visionary." The world does not agree with us us to tl two malady. One side of the caseclaims that agriculture and labor are de pressed as a result of thriftlessness and extravagance on the one hand, and a want of diversity of crops and industries on the other. This is not true, because those sections who have greatly diversified crons are no better off than those who nave but one or two money crops. The other side is taken by those who claim over-production is the great and only source of all our troubles. This side is taken by the government statistician Dodge, who has made a world of figures in a vain endeavor to prove the correctness of his theory, but his figures go hack on him and prove his assertions to be absolutely false. There was nev er any over-production, under con sumption lias been the case instead. There will never be an over-produc tion of cotton, wool and food while millions are in rags and hungering for bread. Make laws which would give.equal rights to all and special privileges to none, and the demand would over reach the production to a most wonderful extent. The positions held, and stubborn ly held, by the adherents of those false theories, reminds one of the story told of a justice of the peace, who tried his first case with a jury. The evidence had been submitted and the attorneys had made lengthy arguments on both sides of the case. When they had concluded the jus tice said: "Gentlemen of the jury, I am a new hand at this business and don't know anything about charging a jury, but do know what is right and just. If you believe what the attorney for the plaintiff lias said, you will give a verdict in favor of his client. If you believe what the attorney for the defense says you will of course render a ver dict for the defendant. But gen tlemen, if you believe, like I do, that they have both been lying like thunder, you will take the evidence given and decide this ease upon its merits." No doubt the charge was a cor rect one, and applying the advice given we will proceed to recount a portion of the evidence in the case before us, although volumes would not suffice to contain the whole of the evidence if given. History teaches that in every country where there is a preferred class having special privileges, that The se of our trouble, but have is which they give for the Teas* as the masses have but few privileges and are made to serve the privileged class. We have that preferred class here. Experience teaches us that mo nopoly is opposed to the interests of the people, and that where especial powers are granted great corpora tions, those powers will be used to oppress the people. It further shows that when the currency is in the hands of a few and is of so contracted a volume that the few can handle it at will, that production is the tool of specu lation, and the interest of the pro ducer is absorbed by the greed of the speculator. It is shown that where lands are not considered by the government as security for loans, that the con tractors of the currency so manipu late it that the value of land is re duced to a minimum and the pre ferred class become the landlords, while the rightful owners are ten ants. It is shown by history that when ever there has I teen an ample rency in circulation producers have prospered, while the producer has always suffered when the circula tion was contracted. That pros perity and reasonable expansion of the currency go hand in hand: while panic, distress and suffering go hand in hand with contraction. Experience teaches that produce should be protected from the racia lly of speculators and monopolists, or production is a failure. It, is shown that the system of na tional banks is oppressive to the people and that the production of wealth is better security than evi dences of a nation's indebtedness. It is shown that the amount of money now in circulation is insuffi cient to meet the demands of com merce. It is also plain that men will leg islate in the interest of the class with which they are identified and are in the fullest sympathy, and that while it is often wrong, yet, in the language of Cuffee, to do other wise would be "agin natur" and can not reasonably be expected. With this evidence before them, wfiaf: will the people do? Wihat will be their verdict?-—Southern Alliance Farmer. cur Sliver Echoes from Brown's Hanf « Horn. No man is rich who is not con tented. The most dangerous deception is self deception. The prodigal had first to come to himself before he could come to his father. The richest people are those whose treasures cannot be destroy ed, burst up or stolen. The way to qualify yourself to do great things is to be faithful in little ones. If there wasn't so much money in the world there would be more religion. The man who can be rich in both worlds at the same time is a man whom God loves and the angels ad mire. The people most in danger of go ing to hell are those who expect to go to heaven, but neglect to make the start. The man who is continually look ing for an easy place will always have a hard one. The most dangerous saloon keep er is the one who successfully con ceals the fact that the devil is his partner. Fight your troubles one at a time. It is only when we try to tight them by plattoons that they overcome ns. The man who makes a plan and leaves God out of his calculations makes an awful mistake. Satan never had any rest while Job was alive. He had to keep walking up and down in the earth. God lias never attempted to ex plain Himself to man. All he lias ever tried was to manifest Himself. Money that is not earned by means that God can bless lias blood on it; no matter, whether it comes by sharp practice in business, sel ling whisky or stealing horses. Many preachers who are always discussing the question. "Shall we know each other there?" pass their next door neighbors in the street without speaking. MARVELS OF HYPNOTISM. Experiment« Which Are nadling the Com preliomioii of tho Experts. The end I have ever held before my eyes then, and which I hope I have never lost from view, is this: To study the hypnotic phenomena according to a strictly scientific method, and for this purpose to employ processes pure ly physical and which always can be compared with one another, so that the results obtained by me may be rig orously tested by till abservers who shall use the same processes under the same conditions. Take one example from among a thousand. I present to a woman patient in tlie hypnotic state a blank leaf of paper and say to her : "Here is my portrait. What do you think of it? is it a good likeness?" After a moment's hesitation she an swers: "Yes, indeed, your photograph; will ydu give it to me?" To impress deeply in the mind of tho subject this imaginary portrait I point with my linger toward one of the four sides of the square leaf of paper, and tell her that my profile looks in that direction; i describe my clothing. The imago » now being fixed in lier mind I take that leaf of paper and mix it with a score of other leaves precisely like it.. I then hand over the whole pack to the patient, bidding her to go over them and let me know whether she finds among these anything she has seen before. Slio begins to look at the leaves one after another, and as soon as her eyes fall upon the one first shown to her (I had made upon it a mark which she could not discern), forthwith she exclaims, "Look, your portrait !" What, is more curious still, if I turn the leaf upside down, as soon as her eyes rest upon it, she turns it over, saying my photograph is on the ob verse. I then convey to her the order that she shall continue to see the por trait oven after tho hypnosis lias passed! Then I awaken lier and again hand to her the pack of papers, re questing her to Joolc over them. She handles them just as before when she was hypnotized, and utters the same exclamation. "Look, your portrait!" If now I loll lier that she may retire, she returns to her dormitory, and her first care will be to show lier compan ions the photograph I have given lier. Of course her companions, not having received tlie suggestion, will see only a blank leaf of paper, without any trace whatever of a portrait, and will laugh at our subject and treat her as a visionary. Furthermore, tliis sugges tion, this hallucination, will if I wisli continue several days. All I have to do is to express toi iy wish to the patient before awakening flïif. The foregoing experiment has been made hundreds of times by me und by others, and the fact can casiiv be sub stantiated; their objectivity is as com plete as could lie wished in researches of the kind. Hypnotism is directly amenable to our means of investiga tion, and must needs be an integral part of the known domain of science; to that goal our efforts ought to be di rected.—Oor. Forum. ■tw fth# floht nr*tf. The negro makes us laugh because lie will say thing's which he should have left unsaid, and say them with out the least intention of giving of fense. An admirable illustration of this sort of humor is given in Har per's. Briefly told it is as follows: Samson, the colored janitor of an apartment house in which Mr. and Mrs. Robinson occupy a flat, is not treated by their Irish cook with the deference which lie thinks due to his position. One morning when, at tho going up and down of the coal scuttle, Samson had been worsted in a wordy encounter, his wounded dignity could stand it no longer. Stopping Mr. Robinson on the front stairs, ho complained to him of his sharp tongued servant. What Samson wished to that the girl assumed as much author ity as if she were one of tho ladies of the house. W hat he did say was this: "Mr. Robinson, that girl of yours has ordered mo round, an' yelled at mo down tho elevator shaft, blowed me an' jawed mo until you'd have thought it was Mrs. Robinson herself!" sav was an' A Fumons Scout's Nerve. Biedler, the famous Montana scout, was as intrepid as lie was fertile of re sources in danger. One time at Miles City he came out of the door to lind •himself within twenty inches of the muzzle of a 44 calibre revolver in the hands of a noted desperado on whose trail the deputy marshal had of times camped. "I'm goin' to blow the innards out. of your skull, you vigilante hound," quoth the bad man. "Not with that thing," said "X" (thescout's pseudonym), in a conversa tional but semi-querelous tone, ain't cocked." The bad man threw up the pistol to see if Biedler was right, and made the mistake of a life which ended right there.—St. Paul Pioneer Press. "It A l'ictitii London always figures in the weekly reports of the rog' very healthy city. Dr. Freeman, however, that London has obtained a fletitious reputation for healthiness l>y reason of the large proportion^? per cent.—of the population Which is country born, and by the constant removals to the country of persons whoso health has broken down under the stress of met ropolitan life.—London Tit-Bits. is Imputation for Healthiness. istrar general as a Williams seoms to think J. M. ARBUCKLE. W. S. ARBUCKLE. A. E. McNEES. J StVfiCt, < , i 1 •9 Wholesale and Qletail CROßERB â!» COTTON FACTORS, rhe Farmern' Alliance Exchange office is in our building, and satisfactory ar rangements have been made to iurnish members of the older goods through S. G. West, Manager. Consignments of cotton solicited, which will receive cur best attention. 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