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Volume IY. MEMPHIS, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, MAY 180. Number 18. M. Humphrey's Green Front. 10,000 Men, Boysand Children to call at my Store and examine my Mammoth Stock -OP1- Clothing 1 winch I have just received, and which lms been pur-' chased under :i prospect of u low tariff and bought the jjoods away nowx, the equal has never been known in Northeast Missouri. 1 ain prepared to sell you GOOD GOODS Kvcn below your own ex pectation. Those Hats, S 100 J Shoes, I 1 p i . vrl rUrQlSOlDg llOOflS. AS WEIL AS 11 Clothing Stock 1 Are all Fresh, New Goods, and purchased under the re cent decline in the eastern market, and, positively, will be closed Ottt to make room for another stock, which I txpect t boy in the near future, even lower than ever if possible, ('all early ami see me if you wish to Save Money Remember. Old and Young Ladies' Shoes and Slippers a specialty. 1 am yours as ever. 11. Humphry, Green Front, Uorth Side, Memphis, Mo. A PORTENTOUS OUTLOOK. The Signs of the Times are Un mistakable. Friends, do falling prices, falling I wanes, increasing hours of toil, in- I creasing debts, increasing mortgages j and mortgage foreclosures, increasing i taxes, increasing rents, increasing ejectments, increasing suicides, in creasing crimes mean nothing to you? Does the righteous demand for work by unemployed men, does the fam ished mother's entreaty to earn bread for her hungry little ones, does the pale, pinched careworn countiaenance of the child toiler in the factory be token "-all is well" for our industrial system? Does it bode no evil to the existing order of things that labor is observant and sullen, that armies of men are marching and demanding, that there is an impenetrable dark ness of lowering discontent oe'r spreading our land? Do you read naught that is ominous in the signs of the times? Do you see no re flection of the past history of dead nations in the atsmosphere of the present? Does the agitation, the speech making and pamphleteering of the present mean no repetition of the awful past of an ancient civili zation? Do you not divine the the awful consequences of the future as foreshadowed by the present? Are you familiar with the rise and decay of Kgypt's once glorious civili zation? Her mighty pyramids are among the grandest monuments of human hist ory. Her science and and her astronomy were remarkable. Hut what of Egypt now? She is a vertable old fossil. No progress, no enlightment any longer possible. And why not? Because of her op pression of God's workers, through their impoverishment For while wealth piled heap upon heap moun tain high, the laborers of Kgypt were forced in consequence to work so cheap as three cents per day. When Kgypt died one percent of the people owned all the lands. No nation can remain great, no nation can progress, no nation can long exist in the midst of such criminal inequalties amongst its people. Have you sttldred the history of Babylon's greatness, of Hatty Ion s sin against God's toilers, of Babvlou's decline and fall in eon- I sequence? Have you thought that J Medo-Persia followed with the same ' train of evils, to the same inevitable ruin and decay of her civilization? j Of the people of Medo Persia Plato i says: " So great was the distance ' between the prince and subjects that the latter were looked upon as slaves. j "Idle the king was looked upon not ! only as their soverign, their absolute lord and master, but as i king of a divinity. ' In a word, the peculiar character of Asiatic nations was servi tude and slavery. Luxury to mad ness on one side and wretched pov erty ami abject servitude on the other. When Medo-Persia died, one per cent of the people owned all the land and ; !''. per cent were tennants, serfs ami slaves. Although the law of Medes ! and Persians, written in blood were ' suppose ! to change not. yet even this immutability did not save Medo j Persia from the disasterous mutations i which reckless doings is sure to bring. Have you never wondered that Greece, pride of the world iu intel ; lectual attainment, center shining i light of literary acquisition among old world countries. too de caved. The following explains it: -The Greeks fell blindly into the ; snare which gave the mortal blow u j their liberty. The principal canst were disseminating among themselves i sectional strife. The Persians who uad laarued the power of the Greek?, resorted to their gold, and the policy of bribery. There were G reeks, who ! secret lv took these bribes and eon i veyed into the hands of foreigners the substance of Greece and her liberty was lost. Do we see any likeness ; here between Grecians turning their ' wealth to foreigners ami our eou- gressmen through bribes tinning our I wealth to foreigners. Four per cent of the Grecian population owned all the land and 96 per cent owned none wl:en Grece died. Gave you studied the remarkable likeness of the causes which led to the decline and fall of Rome and the causes which are opera- ting m this country today, in Rome's most gala days 85 per cent of her people owned lands. To the evil of land monopoly or rather as a cause or it, there was a decline in the money volume of the Roman Empire from $1,800,000,000 at the Christian era, to the end of the fif tenth eenturv when it had shrunk to $200,000,000. Property values and laborer's wages declined proportionately. The his torian declares of the conditions is Rome during this period, that popu lation dwindled, and commerce, arts, wealth and freedom all dissapeared." The people were reduced to pov erty and misery of the most degrad ing character. Serfdom and slavery with their attending evil consequences pointed society. We are told that there were 100,000,000 of human beings in the Roman Empire in the time of Augustus, more than half of whom were in a condition of slavery. Augustus was able to boast of Rome tied he found it brick and left it marble. Rut how was he able t do it? By enslaving and surely robbing and enslaving the masses of the toil inn millions of Rome. When Rome finally declined and ceased to be a great nation, 2.000 men owned the whole of the Roman Empire. Have you noticed the striking parallelism between causes, conditions and un mistakable signs prior to the French Revolution and causes, conditions and unmistakable signs confronting the American people to-day? Said bonis of Prance as he lay upon his death bed, - After me tiie deluge." The deluge of which he prophesied came. It was thii great bloody French Revolution. perhaps the bloodiest revolution ever known to history. Fiance had "sown to the wind and was now to reap a whirl- ... mi t 1 11. wtnn. I ne lust century ami a nan of French history had been enacted as a tragedy. It was here as in every such tragedy, there is always a re turn of the deed upon the doer. The French peasants came to realize the injustice of the oppression resulting mm from the few accumulating to them selves all the wealth, and supporting none of the burdens of state. While 23,000,000 of brother serfs, posses sing comparatively none of the vast wealth of tin1 country yet supported all of the burdens of state. It was in France, as in Rome, and as. here, agriculture became un remunerative, farm homes had to be abandoned, and a sure and rapid decline of prices stead illy continued to the end. IJlti matelv, retrib'ition followed. Tin oppressed arose, as might have been anticipated and pulled tiie burdensome rotten, loathsom structure down upon ! hem selves. When oppression be comes intolerable, there always comes a time in which maddened despoil refuses to be dictated lo h reason. D we refuse to be warned by tin suicide of Rome? Do we find m lesson of moderation from the fate of France? Are we prepared to avert the awful calamity visited upon tin nobility and the money power o France? Were the oppressed oi France less tolerant and more trucu lent than the oppressed of this eouu try under the same criminal goading? Are our oppressed more sycophantic nan the oppressed oi fraree V I n .1 iiv tocrats, be not deceived by labor . patient delay. Pitsfied, 111.. Advo cate. Coxev.s "On lo Mshington" mov ment, is a literal fulfillment of the oi. adage that"chickeus will come hom to roost." These "chicks wen hitched in the encubator at Washing ton known as the Congress of tin United Slates, and it is safe lo s: y mat no incuoaior nas ever vet net n placed on the market and offered for s ile as this ciie has, can come within gunshot of it for the purpoa for which it was intended hatching pau pers. Peoples Advocate, R pley, Tenn, What do They Offer. What have the Republicans to offer the laboring class, as an in ducement to secure then- suffrage? Nothing, unless it might be the hard cash, eoutribut d by the plutocracy to keep tin industrial class in abject slavery. What folly for a laboring man about bettering his condition by voting the Republican ticket. He would be worse than throwing his vote away. Does any sane man be lieve that times could be made better b) restoring that party to power which is more responsible for the condition of the country to-dav than anv other? The Republican party is the fathei of contraction and a gold bassis. Republican administration has fos tered and favored every class of capitalistic combinations that curse our land today. That party is re- sptnsible for the magnanimous grants of our public lauds to thieving rail road corporations. It is responsible for the favoritism shown to eastern monopolists ami manufacturers, though a high protective tariff. It is responsible, primarily for the de struction of silver coinage and foist ing upon the people, the infamous national banking system. It is re sponsible for our present bonded debt. It; is responsible for the cor rupt rings and cliques of favored in dividuals, who feed and fatten off of the people. The leaders are schem ing agents for the great money power of the world, devoid of patriotism and deaf to the entreaties that go up from the poor for justice and equal 1 1 3-. The Republican party in going out of power, left the countrx on the very verge of bankruptcy and tiie Democratic parly by coutinaeing he same policy, completed the wreck already begun. And it is for carry ing out the Republican program that the Democratic party should be most severely condemned. The Republican party is the labor ing man's greatest enemy. While crying "protection" to American labor, the leaders nave imported the very cheapest labor of Europe to compete with native workmen, and today scarcely one American can be found in our mines or mills. When ever and wherever labor is forced to strike to secure its just demands the Republican press and leaders are arrayed almost solidly on the side of capital and their minions are found hurling the most insulting epithts. ucli as tramp ? -anarchist" "crank"' caliuity howler--' etc.. at the ven class they ask for suffrage. Tin Republican party is a rich man' party. It is opposed to free coinage. It is opposed to the govern tneni ownership or control of railroads It favors land monopoly and even other monopoly and the laboring man who hopes to better his condition In voting with that party will be woe fully deceived. The Democrats party is bad. hut the Republican party is much worse. The onl sensible thing for laboring men t do. is to vote with that party whicl advocates their cause the People party. Tarkio Independent. We witness to-day the mightiest movement the world has known it two I ho. sand years, which is sending out the gladdest message to oppresses humanity that the world has hear sinee John the Baptist came preach ing in the wilderness that the world': j lieileemer was coming to relieve the world's misery. We witness tin most stupendous and won lerful up rising of the common people that tin world has known since Peter the Hermit led the armies of the east t tattle against the S-traeens io the boll I ? nd. K d i na Independent. The Populisi sta'e conventions oi south Dakota and Kansas, will b held June 15th. The committee ii Minnesota have decided to call the late convention not later than Jon 10th. The Illinois stae committee iil meet at Springfield, May 29, i d a conference of all tabor and farm or ganization's will he held' at the sane place on the 18th. Bankers' Circulars. This one was issued by New York oanKers to tne national nanas in 1878: "Dkar Sir It is advisable to do all in your power to sustain such prominent daily and weekly newspa pers, especially the agricultural and religious press, as will appose the issuiug of greenback paper inone. and that you also withold patronag or favors from all applicants who are not willing to oppose the government issue of money. Let the government issue the coin and the banks issue the paper money of the couutrv. for then we can better protect each other. To t'tiirfit tn hinr ri t : nr nn t ii tun I It-nil- 4 . . . . nnlos or to I'tifttiVP In iit'i-iilmoti the ' .., . . .,v. .x, i . .w.. government issue of money will be to S provide the people with money, and will therefore seriously affect your in dividual profit as bankers and lend ers. See your Congressman at once, and engage him to support our inter ests that we may control legislation.'' -o- This one was issued March 12. 1893, by the Rankers' Association to all un tional banks: "Dear Sir The interests of na tional bankers require immediate financial legislation by Congress. Sil ver, silver certificates and Treasury notes must be retired and the nation al bank notes, upon a gold basis, made the only money. This will re quire the authorisation of from $500, 000,000 to $1,000,000,000 of new bonds as a basis of circulation. You will at once retire out -third of your circulation ami call iu one-half of your loans. Re careful to make a money stringency felt among your patrons, especially among influential business men. Advocate an extra session of Congress for the repeal of the pur chase clause of the Sherman law and act with the other banks of your city in securing a petition to Congress for its unconditional repeal, per accom panying form. Use personal influ ence with Congressmen anil par'icu larlv let your wishes be known to your Senators. The future life of na tioual banks as fixed and safe invest meats depends upon immediate ac tion, as there is an increasing senti ment in favor of government legal tender notes and silver coinage. Who is Resoonsible ? No intelligent person will deny that the present conditions of this country are deplorable. It is the fault of those who have the right to vote for they have neglected to inform them selves on the economic questions of the day. and have allowed the repre sentatives of money changers to run the politics of the United States in the interest of the money power of Europe and America, and now when it is almost too late the wealth pro ducers are ready to resort to force to secure their rights when they are at fault in not looking after their inter ests at the ballot box. The reform press of the country has been plead ing with the great mass of tli2 people to unite and assert their rights with the ballot before it was too late. We hope the present situation of affairs will wake up the industrial people to a sense of their duty and that in fu ture they will unite and hurl from power the enemies of progress and humanity. National View. Great is Democracy! The Demo crats of Missouri in their state con- ventiontion at Kansas city Wedues- lay, adopted a plank for the fret coinage of silver an J opposing tbt issue of bonds and then showed their onsisteucy (?) by endorsing and e dog zing that open and avowed neuiv of the while metal Grover Cleveland, and follow it up b itn prudently asking "the continued sup port of the party thai has redeemei il' its pledges."' Whew! isn't that lovely! Bevier Appeal. mum The banks nave plenty of money" is the wort old chestnut going, and vet men will repeat it when the fact ia not one of them, if called u on, could pav their deposits. Farmers' Tribune. THE REGISTERED PESHBRON S STALLI0D TiLUEIC I (No. 10744.) DKSOKll'TlON. Tauric is 3 mn nM -i. i.l.. i . i , . . wcil; woiiuus. ll Ofvs lilRt'K en ill' anu an tine draft horse in every Pedigree. Tourloe was bred bv r I. Joikkm & Son. of Klvaston. Illinois. Got by Oston 9852; (18708): he by Ver mouth (548T); he by Picador 1st (73901; no by if ay anl d4!.;: he by Kstrada 1ST. ("tttb: he by son of Jeanleblane 7;tl). Dam. Idalbque 7982(117881: bv l'icailoi- 2nd (5806): he bv tfavani ftttflnh hiv t., Kstruba. 1ST. (798k he bv a son of Jean- lablane .'ttb: 2d dam. Burebe (5794k bv Mucuwl iUJU". .! A 1J .1. . " "V' V " uani, iKillliHic lie. -o- THE OLDENBIRG COACH STALLION. No. 124 (1382.) Description. Orfcaa js a beautiful bay, with black points, 18 hands high, weighs 1509 pounds, lias the lin..i .if style and the best of knee action. PEiuuHEE. Oi-kan was bred by If. Menke, Oberhammelwardcn, Olden burg, Germany. Imported by p. J. .0. idon & Son. Klvaston, 111. sire. Aug ust ( 1 144): he by Ardo. I IU00) out of Ple qudame (844); by Emigrant itii.). out of Nansika (818), by liraf Weael itiil L out of Oliva (875), Nelson (319). Emigrant (925), by Norm tTI.Vi: out off Miss Pratt, by Consul (594), Graf Wedel (4nl), by Young Bormditl (428), Ardo (1099), by Agemeneoa (P80), bv Jeltoe hlch (40!l), out of Zenebog (591). Dam Oldenburg Mare. ' Tauric and Orkan were both ariaa winners at the St. Louis Fair. 1U. Tauric and OSKAN will make tho season of 18!4 at my stable. 2 miles west of Arbela and 6 miles east of Memphis, and in Arbela on S iturdays. Terms.-Orkan 18; Tau lc $. to in sure oolt to .tanu and suck. All fees due and payable when colt stands and sucks. Care taken to prevent accidents ouiwinnoi be responsible should am ikcpiir R. ii Dickerson. FARMERS' EXCHANGE Memphis, - Missouri. H. Ci. PITKIN, PivsMent. A. If. PITKIN, OMfcter. o Paid up Capital, $25,000. H.(i. IMtkin. A. Simon. A. II. I'll kin. W'M. KnmcBMnru, J. s. Pmtiv. IMit'ctorx. -O- Doea n general hankiiiv buaineM. Iluys ircixi n. jrntinl.lc paper. Special attention given to colUvtfon. .-, OMK AMI SKK IS. HrNortheust Comer Public Squure. J. M. Kloetzer, MEMPHIS, MO , First Door west of Ihe Citizen's Rjink building, invites the pubi c to call on him wbeu wanting to hu HARNESS, SADDLES, Halters, Bridles, Whips, &c. The stock is ne and the lowest possible price asked for good goods. Tbe country trade especially solicited. JAMES L FULLIAM, Blacksmith, SBOEINC AND REPAIR SHOP. Repairing Neatly aid PtoodUj Doie. I make a specialty of Shop Southeast Cor. Square, old Perkin s Stand, Memphis, Mo. 3 V SYPHILI&sn-r-;