THE LIVING ISSUES.
'l'ae Naiiulio Fiirn.eis’ Alliance iuul
Pres’lent—H. I*. Loucks, Huron, 8. D.
Vice-President —Marion Butler, olds
!>>ro, N. C.
Sec’y-Treas.—D. P. Dunean, Columbia,
Lecturer—Ben. Terrell, Washington,
H. L. Loucks, Chairman.
H. C. Detaining, Secretary, Harrisburg,
Menn Page, Brandon, Va.
I. E. Dean, Honeoye Falls, N. Y.
L. Leonard, Mt. Leonard, Mo.
E. A. Cole, Chairman, Fowlerville Mich
R. A. Southworth, Denver, Col.
R. W. Beck, East Lake, Ala.
GEORGIA STATE ALLIANCE.
President—C. H. Ellington, Thomson.
Vice-President L. O. Jackson, Bainbridge
Secretary—A. W. Ivey, Atlanta.
Treasurer—W. A. Broughton, Madison.
James Barett, Chairman, Augusta.
J. W. Taylor, Seet’y, Lutherville,
W. R. Kemp, Swainsboro.
W. Y. Carter, Hartwell.
J. S. Davitte, Davitte s.
State Lecturer—S. A. Walker, Thomson,
Ast. S. Lecturer —H. G. Edenfield.
First District—H. L. Smith, Merritt’s,
Second “ W. E. Smith.
Third “ Allen Kenyon, Weston.
Fourth “ J- W. Wilson, Hamilton.
Fifth “P. B. McCurdy, Tucker.
Sixth “ C. F. Turner, Brent.
Seventh” J. W. McGarity, Day.
Eighth “ W. Y. Carter, Hartwell.
Ninth “ J. T. Barnwell, Alpharetta.
Tenth “ S. L. Roney,
Eleventh “ A. S. Atkinson. Brunswick.
OFFICERS OF STATE EXCHANGE.
Wm. A. Broughton, Pre. Madison.
L. S. Ledbetter, Manager, Atlanta.
W. L. Peek, Conyers, State at large.
W. H. Wood, Manassas Ist District,
C. W. Simmons, Damascus 2nd “
W. A. Wilson, Leslie, 3rd “
D. B. Wells, Draneville, 4th “
J. T. Davenport, Douglasville, sth “
W. E. H. Searcy, Griffin. 6th “
L. S. Ledbetter, Cedartown, 7th
W. A. Bronghton, Madison, Bth “
H. P. Riden, Cumming, 9th “
Jno. T. Lingo, Commissioner, 10th “
S. A. O’Quinn, Graham, 11th ”
Brethren Take Notice.
At the last meeting of Pike county
alliance, it was agreed to hold the next
quarterly meeting with Mountain Gap
Alliance at Meansville, on second Fri
day, 13th of Everybody in
vited and especially the ladies.
G. A. Mathews, Sec. P. C. A.
Editor Living Issues:
The next quarterly meeting of the
Meriwether county alliance will meet
at Cedar Rock alliance on Wednesday,
the 11th day of October 1893. A full
delegation from all the sub-alliances
desired. Please insert this notice in
your paper and you will greatly oblige
your friend and brother.
W. H. Partridge,
Pres. M. C. A. I
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The quarterly meeting of the Floyd j
county alliance will meet in the City
Hall, Rome on Thursday the 12th day
of October. Let there be a full delega
tion from every sub-alliance in the
county; in fact we hope to see every
allianceman of the county present to
participate in the business which is im
portant to the success of the order.
Let us lay aside business one day and
come together in order that we may be
S. J. Whatley,
Pres. County Alliance.
Screven County Alliance.
Whereas. At a meeting of the county
alliance of Screven county, Georgia,
this day held, this body beg leave to
congratulate the Hon. A. H. Colquitt,
United States Senator from Georgia,
on his stand upon the silver question,
Resolved, That we petition said sen
ator to use his utmost endeavors to pre
vent the ‘unconditional repeal of the
Sherman bill, and,
Resolved further, That said senator
use every effort to give us the free and
unlimited coinage of silver at its pres
ent ratio 16 to 1.
Resolved further. That a copy of
these resolutions be furnished the Hon.
A. H. Colxuitt under official signature
H. G. Edenfield,
President, Screven county Alliance.
S. E. Bolton,
Sec’y Screven county Alliance.
A preacher it popular with his money
loaning pew holders when he tells the
poor that their poverty is almost en
tirely the result of their vices.—Nation
CHE LIVING ISSUES, ATLANTA, GEORGIA, OCTOBER 5, 1893.
$50,000 For An Office,
A considerable noise is being raised
over the appointment of Mr. James J.
Van Alen as minister to Italy.
He seems to be a sort of John Wanna
maker for this administration.
Van Alen gave $50,000 to the cam
It is said that the money was paid
with the understanding that Van Alen
would be sent to Italy, and that after
the election Mr. Cleveland, for a time
let Mr. Whitney’s promise go to pro
Nobody pretends that Van Alen is
fit to be minister to Italy, but the main
objection is to the way in which he se
cured the office.
Campaign committees need money
but the more money they use the worse
for the people and the worse for good
government. The tendency of late
years has been to the use of vast sums
and unless this is checked by a whole
some public sentiment the ballot will
be more debauched and the honors of
office will go to the men who can buy
The American ministers should be
selected on account of their qualifica
tions, if they are to be of no service
there is no reason for having them. To
appoint a man on account of his contri
bution to a campaign fund is discredita
ble to every man concerned and to the
people. It is dishonorable to sell an
office, and a bought office conveys no
There should be no surprise at the
appointment of Van Alen. It cost
§6oo,oooJto nominate Cleveland, sever
al million to elect him and the public
should not be surprised at trades by a
man who purchased his own office.
Standard Oil Whitney and Attorney
Grover Cleveland and all such charac
ters will have to be retired to the rear
of the party before an outraged public
could look upon it with any degree of
Give us purer men for public office.
The Wrong Impression.
The New York Advertiser says the
Atlanta Constitution is urging congress
to “give tne country free coinage, state
banks and free trade to appease the
So far as the masses of the people of
Georgia are concerned we do not believe
/hat they are looking out for a policy
which will ‘appease the wild Populists.'
They are democrats and have no notion
of going into the Populist camp. Many
of those who strayed last year have
come back, resolved to wander no more.
The Georgia democracy believes in
democratic principles and does not in
terpret the democratic platform into a
declaration for the unconditional free
coinage of silver. Our people have
great confidence in President Cleveland,
and are not deceived by those who tell
them that he has gone back on his party
and trampled onitsplatform. We have
had a good deal of such talk in certain
Georgia newspapers, which for one
reason or another are disgruntled but it
has not shaken the faith of the demo
ciaaic masses. These same papers saw
nothing very bad in the Ocala platform
and even praised it as being truly dem
ocratic in its provisions, but the people
of Georgia repudiated the Ocala plat
form and stuck to the democratic stan
dards. They are not ready now to make
concessions to the Populists. Straight
democracy is on top in Georgia and will
stay there.—Atlanta Journal.
If the Journal thinks the adminis
tration, or Cleveland democrats are in
the swim here it is very badly mistaken.
In our opinion the people will be on
top in the next fight and the boodlers
won’t be in it.
Down, Down We Go.
We cull the following authentic facts
from the organ of the New York Stock
During the month of August, 1892,
13,243,830 bushels of wheat were ship
ped from this country to foreign ports.
During August. 1893, 13,669,293 bushels
were shipped. By calculation we find
that 425,463 bushels more wheat were
shipped in August, 1893, than in Au
gust, 1892. Yet the total amount
brought $1,552,820 less money. There
has been an increase in many other
articles and yet the money received for
them is less.
For the first eight months of this
year, ending Sept. Ist, the money re
ceived for wheat shipped to Europe was
less by $4,874,499 than for the corres
ponding period last year. During the
first eight months of this year the
money received for cotton shipped to
Europe was $67,926,330 less than was
received for the first eight months last
National Executive Committee.
To the Membership of the National
Farmers’ Alliance and Industrial
The National Executive Committee
of the Farmers’ Alliance and indus
trial Union having had referred
to them from several alliances the
question of the organization of a life
insurance company on the regular
standard plan or the recommendation
of some organization that would be
known to be a good, reliable and safe
company, and the members of the
®<£ecutive Committee having given
the subject due consideration, reach
the conclusion that a new association
at this time would be neither politic
We believe, however, that we will
fully care for the interests of the order
by recommending some life insurance
society, conducted on the mutual plan,
with a good record, and a sound and
safe financial policy, at the same time
offering insurance at lowest rates con
sistent with safety to the insured as
well as the insurer; and we unhesita
tingly and cordially recommend for
the insurance of the lives of the mem
bers on the mutual plan “The Mutual
Life Insurance Company of New
We do so, because after careful
study and investigation, we are led to
believe that The Mutual Life Insu
rance Company of New York is the
largest and strongest mutual life com
pany, and paying the largest amounts
in dividends of any insurance organi
zation in the world. It has been test
ed in the crucible of finance for more
than fifty years, and has always, so
far as we can learu, treated its mem
bers with the utmost equity and gen
erosity and been prompt in the pay
ment of its every obligation.
Being a purely mutual organi
zation, the ownership of its
vast assets, amounting to more
than $175,000,000, is strictly the
property of the membership. It has
in its membership a very large num
ber of the most careful, prudent and
farseeing men in the nation; and
being founded ou lines somewhat simi
lar to those of the alliance, for mutual
, benefit, assistance and protection, we
i btfieve that our membership, by in
suring therein, would have the best
and safest protection for their money,
and leave a sure benefit to those in
whose favor the insurance is made.
In times like the present, with so
much uncertainty in every walk of
life, it becomes the duty of every far
mer to make safe provision for his
wife and children in case of sudden
removal from this life, and especially
if his property is at all encumbered, so
that in the exent of his leave-taking,
the family remaining may be sure ot
a home, free and untrammeled by
debt, and not open to foreclosures aud
sale; the first steps to ruin and want.
11. L. Loucks, Chair.
H. C. Demming, Sec.
I. E. Dean.
We invite the attention of our demo
cratic friends to the following:
“I undertake to affirm, without fear
of contradiction, that a paper issued by
the government, with the simple prom
ise to receive for all dues, would be as
uniform in its value as the metals them
selves.”—John C. Calhoun, (dem).
“Our government cannot make its
fiat equivalent to intrinsic value nor
keep inferior money on a parity with
superior money by its own independent
efforts, Bor is it justified in permitting
an exaggerated and unreasonable reli
ance on our national strength and abil
ity to jeopardize the soundness of the
people’s money.”—Grover Cleveland,
The railroad companies own 211,000,-
000 acres, enough to make six states as
large as Iowa: Vanderbilt owns over
2,000,000 acres, Dr. Disston, of Penn
sylvania, over 4,000,000, the Standard
Oil Company 1,000,000, and Murphy, of
California, an area equal to the State of
Massachusetts. The Schenley estate
owns lands from which the heirs have
received annually $1,000,000; 21.000,000
acres were owned by foreigners, who
owe no allegiance to our government,
and are not friends to a republic. What
will our children own? A right to pay
rent.—Tulare Valley Citizen.
■ Plso’s Remedy for Catarrh Is the K?
Best, Easiest to Use, and Cheapest,
■ Bold by Druggists or sent by mall. ■
SOo. k. T. Haseltlna, Warren, Pa. ■
An Appeal t° AlUancemeti,
Straws tell which way the wind blows
and by watching the friend of legisla
tion in congress, we can preceive with
terrible certainty the outcome of the
magnificient display of forensic force
both in the house and senate.
The final outcome will be the classes
get the earth and the fulness thereof,
while the producers will have the satis
faction of working harder, economizing
more and find at the end of the year his
rents and taxes harder and harder to
pay. Now the great cry, rush your cot
ton to market and save the credit of the
country will get the cotton.
The producers have always come up
promptly and they will do so this year.
They will show no better sense, the
trend is grind the producing class.
You will realize soon how fine you have
been ground. Wnile the classes are
running this great government to suit
themselves. “When the wicked rule
the people mourn” is a truism aud never
more impressive than now. Surely
there is mourning abroad in the land,
debts, DEBTS are piling up mountain
high, our government falling behind
180,000 a day.
The next step in finance of our repub
demo congress will lie an increase of
our bonded indebtedness. To such a con
clusion do the straws now bent show
the direction of present legislation.
What a spectacle our country, the
grandest the su:i ever shown on. and gel
nearly 30 years of peace, a financial
scheme has been fastened on us that
now the country can be saved only by
Will Shylock ever be sotisfied; will
his appetite be ever appeased? never,
never! Shylock once set up as king and
there is no hope for the people, for
greed is the only patriotism that the
most of our present law-makers have.
Elected as our servants they have de
manded the right to be masters instruc
ed by the people who elected them-
They have discarded their teachings
and sold out their birthright to those
whose interests are not our interests,
whose God is not our God.
All things, so far as the people are
concerned, go to show that they have
no rights that our servants are com
pelled to respect. Motion made to
ascertain if any members in the senate
are stockholders of national banks
raises a storm of opposition, and as in
all cases where the people desire to
know something about our financial
condition, it is either buried in the
committee room or tabled. Surely the
people have no rights that our servants
are willing to respect.
The people are not respected. They
are maligned, abused and brow-beaten,
and it will ever be so until we can
learn some sense. How many true
alliancenien who have fought in the
ranks of our army in fair weather, who,
just as soon as there was a little hard
fighting to do, left us and have been
and are now fighting with all their
might against the very measures they
promised so solemnly to support. They
now have their reward. They will find
that it takes honor in political life just
as well as in every day’s transaction
to accomplish good for our fellow men,
good for ourselves and, more than all,
good for our country.
The present status of statesmen we
now have on the field of action, are as
men away below the true standard of
patriots, taught from their youth, the
most of them, that success is the ob
ject, regardless of methods. They have
carried their methods into practice and
are now riding on a wave of seeming
prosperity. They have been able to do
it, for the great wave of humanity have
formed out their political responsibili
ties. Now, thank God! the people are
awaking once more to the necessities
of the hour and are beginning to rea
lize that no one is going to attend to
their interests, and if they want to be
taken care of they must do it them
selves. The people can never expect to
have equal rights to all men and special
privileges to none until they rise in
their own political might and put the
very class of men in office who suffer
as they suffer; who know from bitter
experience the financial bondage that
class legislation has bound this great
country. Classes will never benefit
this country. This people must take
this country by the throat and undo
the vicious class legislation that have
accumulated on our statutes. Edu
cate each other. Educate your neigh
bor aud educate your friend, so as to be
ready should your country call to give
the best s -vice that can come from a
knowledge of our condition and its
remedy, from a willing hand and heart.
The best place to educate and
strengthen each other is to take up the
work of the alliance and reorgonize her,
strengthen her, for in organization
there is strength.
Many good alliancemen think the peo
ple’s party has taken the place of the
alliance. Those who think that err
in judgment and not the heart. A .ffl
little while and every old political and y
court house ring who think the chances
of the people’s party to succeed is cer- M
tain will desert the democratic party ■ I
as rats desert a sinking ship. They !
will come in such numbers that they -‘h
will dominate the people’s party, unless H
you come to dispute the ground with a
Friends, never was there a time that I
the alliance, as a farmers and laborers 1
organization, was more important than jj
now. Let us all put our shoulders to ■
the wheel and see if we can’t move her ■
forward so as to be ready in the fall of |
1894 to place our stamp of approval on
the material that shall stand in our
legislative halls. Let ns measure them |
by their standing as men, remembering ’
in all cases it is principle above party
measures, not men. And we must have
men whose principles are indelibly
stamped in them, that our interests are
safe in their hands, for they will be
compelled to pass through the firey fur
nace of censure, abuse and downright
Let ns all do onr best to prepare for ••
the great struggle for humanity that ’
is before us. and place our trust iu the
hands of Him who has said, “Whoever
he loveth. he chasteneth.”
E. E. Parsons.
]ical'nes* ’ ’anno, be Cured
by local applications, as they cannot reach
the diseased portion of the ear. There is
only one way to cure Deafness, ami that is
by constitutional remedies. Deafness is
caused by an inflamed condition of the
mucous lining of the Eustachian Tube. *
When this tube gets inflamed von have a
rumbling sound or imperfect heari.ig, and
when it is entirely closed Deafness is the
result, and unless the inflamation can be
taken out and this tulie restored to its
normal condition, hearing will be destroy
ed forever, nine cases out of ten are caused
by cattarh, which is noJiing but an in
flamed condition of the mucous surfaces.
We will give One Hundred Dollars for
any case of Deafness (caused by cattarh)
that cannot be cured by Hall’s Cattarh
Cure. Send for circulars, free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO..Toledo, Ohio,
Sold by Druggists, 75c
Push Forward the Work.
Editor Living Issues:
1 enclose you notice of the meeting of
our comity alliance, which 1 hope to see
in “Living Issues” our organ. Would
that every true allianseman in Georgia
could feel his personal responsibility in
its success. If so we would all go to
work and try to put it into every house
hold of our noble order, thereby giving
it an influenence for good beyond com- ***
putation. We should nevqr forget that
in order to render our organ useful we
should use its colums, extend its circu
lation that it may become what its
founders intended, to-wit: A medium
of communication for the brotherhood
of the entire state. By so doing will in
crease its usefulness and enable it to
more effectually build up our organiza
tion as well as uphold and strengthen
the principles which are so dear to the
formers. Our order is building up in
Floyd county. Old subs suspended are
being reorganized and expect ere long
to see Floyd county in the front ranks
again. Snccess to Living Issues and
its noble editor.
S. J. Whatley.
Nannie, Floyd Co. Ga., Sept. 26, 1893.
-HAS OPENED HIS-
Work of some kind from someone who will
pay in lawful money. I was discharged for
offering an Atlanta Clearing House certifi
cate as deposit with my employer. Address
Engineer Machinist. Care Living Issues.
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