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.
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
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
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
se of our trouble, but have
is which they give for the
the masses have but few privileges
and are made to serve the privileged
class. We have that preferred class
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
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
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
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
Sliver Echoes from Brown's Hanf «
No man is rich who is not con
The most dangerous deception is
The prodigal had first to come to
himself before he could come to his
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
If there wasn't so much money
in the world there would be more
The man who can be rich in both
worlds at the same time is a man
whom God loves and the angels ad
The people most in danger of go
ing to hell are those who expect to
go to heaven, but neglect to make
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
Fight your troubles one at a
time. It is only when we try to
tight them by plattoons that they
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
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
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
■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
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
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
"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,
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.
London always figures in the weekly
reports of the rog'
very healthy city. Dr.
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
seoms to think
J. M. ARBUCKLE.
W. S. ARBUCKLE.
A. E. McNEES.
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