Fort Worth, Texas
Farmers create a political party in protest, becomes a political force.
1. Increased money supply
2. Graduated Income Tax
3. Federal Loan Program
4. Free and unlimited coinage of silver.
"Courtright Dies In Gunfight"
Two days ago Fort Worth lost its brave city marshal James "jim" Courtright. He died in a gunfight against Luke Short early Monday morning. Courtright had been out trying to defend his city from the newcomer, but Short took it as a challenge and drew his gun on Courtright. Short took his first shot and hit James thumb. James had no time to get his gun ready before Short took 3 more shots. The bullets took Courtright down in a battle he could have one.
Articles of the Week:
Assimilation of the Native Americans
Populism and Angry Farmers
"Dear Star Telegram"
To the writers of Star Telegram,
I usually enjoy the articles and other essays you have in your newsletter but the article you had last week about favoring the Gold Bugs over the Silverites really upset me. Farmers like me take offense to that. If you take money out of our system I will be paid even less that I am now and I won't be able to take care of my family. Along with not being able to care for my family I won't be able to afford things like your newsletter anymore. I understand that you have your own opinions but please don't put them out in your newsletter.
Sincerely, Robert Thomas
Dear Star Telegram,
Thank you for putting out news every week. Your news helps me and my family keep up with what is going on in our town. I look forward to getting the newspaper every week. I enjoy reading articles about farming,as my whole family and I live on a farm and work everyday. If you could have a whole section dedicated to farmers and farming issues,I would love to tell other farmers about your newspaper and how much I enjoy reading it.
The Jones Family