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MEMPHIS, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, JUNJ) 21, ISO-!. Number 'olume IY. . Humphrey's Green Front. 0,000 Men, ioysand Children f call at my Store and examine my ammoth Stock sfsscsc cap . HON. THOMAS E. WAT SOX, Delivered at DeGive's Opera Atlanta, Georgia, May 19, '94. As Mr. Watson ar se from his seat and advanced to the front, of the stage, be was greeted by loud and bad and strike alwavs until the wrong are broken, struck this evil un til this imprisonment for debt was timlom-ed fitmlausc. When it I " D W I subsided, he spoke as follows: Ladies and Gentlemen: I thank c. .. ti .1. . .( .'.in' ..!,. iiiii ... you ior intr waiiimi vm "i"'"1' stomach bv berorm and I am glad to believe that the time draws rapidly near when there is no considerable audience that can chains of i come of a quarter of a million dollars I is no way to get the railroads. 1 mere heavily than you would tax the answer you, we can get the railroads man with an income of one hundred back just as the railroads got from us u I ended and poverty no longer made a J thousaud dollars. When you get to the lands and the money with which MOUSe, ........ ,.!.. i -i i i... .!. . i t : i .. (.,ime j a man like UoeKaienar, who uas an u uuuu uy iucia w eminent, uu- It has not been o very long ago income of at least one million dollars main they took the right-of-way. TJn since it was a capital crime even to a year, or that sweet citizen, Andrew der the law of eminent domain they JUv Lord's birds." It was not Carnegie, or that tuouei oi me re pun nave a ngui u is uirougu vuui IK t lie Vandi-rbilts when von set to your these men. with a net income of a They can condemn any piece of prop million dollars a year, come down on erty whatsoever so they take it foi shoot so long ago since it cost your life to shoot "the Duke's rabbits."' It was not so long ago since it was a crime I to go about soliciting for the hungry bread. It has not been so long ago since a man m prison might be tried by his peers and found not guiltv and vet could not Order of Publication. STATE OF MISSOURI. ( iu ntv or St (fn.M. i !- In the Circuit Court of Scotland oount)'. Autrn-i term . 1891. Jamkss. A-iiKiiv, Plaintiff, vs. Vaiicy .1 Woods, Marlon Stafford. Wil liam li. Stafford. Benjamin H. Stafford, Grant Stafford. John s Israel, Henry A. Israel, NVw ton J. Israel. V I ice Israel, K. r. l!-:ic!. Rltxa beth Amiiu-t-juiitv, Albert A ui tiu t iiiaii. James Israel. LHli- Isrtw I, Sarah A. Israel, John It. . 1 , 1 ... 4 W .. . li .l . .. ... 1 . . . ii. ..... .. -i .i i. I'."."."'-.:' ' ' (neunKnown Detra lieore liOUlU, or the ASlors, or ueius, lunmau )uur pastures, uawnju l i jodq ( , si. ii i.s. deceased. Defendants through voir cemeteries At thi attorneys. -, lus petition other thing Wo,.!-. M.u-i I! 'H I:. I'll 1. . . 1 .1 1 1 .. . be collected in winch mere win uw I ieave those prison walls until he bad be many good friends of mine, and I Sl.u,e( Wtu tije jailer for the food he good friends of the cause I represent, j eaten amJ for iR, gtraw on whl(.h Fellow citizens, I congratulate you j ,e sjept and had moistened with his and my party upon the fact that t(..us .1 i. .. them heavier, and try to save their the public good. What they take j.,.,,, souls as well as save the republic, from the public the public can take (Loud and continued applause.) j back. The law for one is law for the other. (Prolonged applause.) ion ask me, how would I get them? (Jet them honestly and like a gentleman. History tells us that many a poor prisoner lingered in the jails of Kug- OF- r (OAil I 1 angry passioas oi lavz nave uw ed; that prejudice is dying away, and that throughout all the ranks ol (.cor- j ianfj vear :ifU.r year held for the jail gia life, there is an inclination to ex- j feesalthough ' hey had been acquit change idea?; to listen to argument; j jj Dj tjie charges brought agains to hear facts to the grand end that I li(.,u we may have better government.! low were those evils stricken from Applause. jour social, political and legal system? T do not for one moment question gy tu. efforts of brave men who did 5 lothing which I have just received, ami which has been pur chased under a prospect of :i low tariff and bought the go ds away pown, the equal lias never been known in Northeast Missouri. 1 am prepared to sell you 00D GOODS Even below your own ex pectation. Those ats, Caps, Boots, Before discussing the currency question, I wish briefly to discuss what is called the wildest plank in our platform. I would like to have the respect of every honorable citizen in the Mate of Georgia. 1 would like to have the good will of every man whose ixood will can he purchased up on honorable arounds. Hut 1 say liere and now that I sacrifice no prin- W fwr tl"''11 firlv aud uareIv' :.l I... ...... ..f f MMaim ciple to gain any votes or to gam anv j niun u.v LlIt "l man's good will. (Applause and ,u wlK,e or m P:llt- lue lS8U- - I ......... 1 ...... K. in I . . .1 (vw iik i 1. 1 ft cheers.) Thev say that our railroad auw w ... ... ... i That is a matter of detail. hat I would steal no man's property and I want no man to steal mine unless he will steal my debts with it. (Ap plause.) Let us take these railroads under a fair system of assessments under the law of eminent domain, and Bhoes, Ncckwcai Furnishing Goods, AS WELL AS MY Clothing Stock Are all Fresh, New Goods, and purchased under the re cent decline in the eastern market, and, positively, will be closed out to make room for another stock, which 1 expect to buy in the near future, even lower than ever if possible. Call early ami see me if you wish to your sincerity or your Honesty, i sometimes find it very difficult to drum up much respect for your judgment (Applause.) You ought not doubt our sincerity or our honesty, and the question as to whether you will ad mire our judgment, depends upon the candor with which you will listen, and the frankness with which you will en ter into deliberations on the subject. (Applause and cries of That's so.) I have an abiding faith that it' you are right, I am going to go down; but that if I am right you are going to go down. (Applause.) And if you are right, 1 want to go down. (Continued applause.) If 1 am right, you ought to want to Know it. If I am wrong I want to know it; convince me of it. slid I will shed these principles in a moment. (Applause and cries of "That's the way to talk ".) I yield to no man in my love for the common wealth. 1 yield to no man my admi ration for our institutions. I yield to no man in my pride of race: but I be lieve that no question can be settled unless we take Uod into it. ..p plause.) I believe that no question can be permanently settled until it is settled right. Build your house up on the sands and it is at the mercy of the storm. Build it upon the eternal rocks and it will be there when Ga briel blows his horn. (Great applause and cries of Hurrah for Watson .) The pathway of the reformer has never been' a pathway of flowers. Kver and always it has been a rock road: ever and always the crown of the reformer has been a crown of thorns: ever and always his feelings were outraged, his motives miseor- rut wl- his bf. endangered, bis disturbed, and nothing but the S "here accumulated wealth will t. i.t t.,,.i,,i ' bear them, and that they should not courage of right ever has maintained . . , ,.i :.. , ! be out unon a man's hat. a man s i .i i..t.,rmiT III 1 1 1 1 1. 1 1 1 1 '1 ill i' ' 1 11 . wrong. (Continued applause.) 5 1 speak to-night in the capitol city of my State; speaking to elegant, re lined and educated ladies, speaking to elegant, c ultivated gentlemen; speak ing to representatives of the best blood, the best brain, the best charac ter that the State of Georgia affords, and I tali them to witness that the rights which thev enjoy to-night- just what you are gathered here to do to erect the standards of right and to battle under them until the wrong goes down beneath tour feet. (Ap plause loud and long.) Seen through the stained glasses of party hate, we have appeared to you to be wild men, with horns on our heads and hoofs on our feet, enemies to prosperity, enemies to private property; people who paid no atten tion to principle ami vested right. To-night if my strength and patience should permit I intend that the citj of Atlanta, so far as this audience can lestifv shall hereafter hold us in higher respect, because it understand us better. (Applause.) What is our creed? What are oui principles? We believe in the coinage of th constitution the free and unlimited coinage of gold: the free and unlimi ted coinage of silver, and the supple menting of that volume of currency by the issuance of treasury note:- whenever the necessity of business requires. That is tin- theory ol Thomas Jefferson, who never did dream that his entire doctrine should he stamped under the feet of those f who destroyed his ideas wjile thej pretended to worship his memory. ( Applause.) We believe that the making of i money is a national, sovereign right. I No citizen can make it. no corpora tion can make it. but that the gov ernment ought to make it and no1 j farm out that privilege to an iudivid j ual or corporation. (Cries of "Right, i right." i i We believe that the taxes should lie plank is wild and visionary: that to hnv no all the railroads would bank rupt the country and the government 1 1 the ricU ':' ,Kr tbe Pr uuin- 1 mo-ht not take possession of all the l" espise myseil .1 i maue wai ... ... i .... .i... mrnnmtc railroad orooertv. 1 im'ltM U1K uw mau l,,:uis"L" t Let us discuss this for a moment, and when we have put our minds to do say is. 1 do not advocate injustice 1 ar In 1 . i ri:. ... I. . I : -I. me race oi me you nate niu tiui iu accumulate property if you can. It it fairly and squarely you may go away from here thinking I am still wrong, but you will doubt it a little more than you ever did before. Facts are facts. Arguments are ai gumeuts, and the man who brings the strongest, facts and lh- best argu ments will, in the end, prevail. You may put us down to-day by triggei ing with the ballot box. (Applause.) Von may put us down to-morrow by keeping our views away from the peo ple, but sooner or later the sunlight of truth is going (to break through all these temporary obstructions, and the people are going to understand thest questions, and when they ilo they are going to be Populists from the moun tains to the sea. (Applause ami cries f - That's right. ") You tell me this is new doctrine. I say to you. no. It is : n old doctrine. New to you because jou have been Kip Van Winkling a little too much. Was there ever a nation that didn't own its national highways? Was there ever a civilization, ancient or modern, that was not dedicated to the roposition that the highways must is not only your right but your duty to do it. Your wife, your child is looking to you for protection and sup port, and 1 make no war upon the man who is doing it. It is only the man who by class laws, by special ex emptions, that has got some advan tage at the expense ol his netgbboi that I make war upon, and then it is more upon the system than upon the person that I make the attack. How would I hurt the railroad companies for the government to take their prop city and pay them for it? How would it hurt the poor man to do it? Talk about the rich man. Some three or four years ago when I was a con gressman not only "de jure' but con gressmen -de facto" I had the honor to make an argument over in the cap itol where these grand patriots are in cubating about your welfare now. ami I advocated then as now that the na tion should build and own its public hi'diwa- ; these highways over which our armies go in time of .var; these highways ever wh ch our commerce goes in time of peace. I advocated it then and my views were combated ! bv the Hon. Patrick Calhoun with i n th- uiMlntin herein, i lus . i. Mom a. w aaner, and 'ili.-s .ui tifti.tit vit. alleging, aniona . that defendants. Nancy J. ii Stafford. William H. Stafford. -iaflor.1. tfrant Stafford. James si ael. :uil i he unknov n bein nf f". deeea!ed. arc not resident o. . in -tuio Missouri: u n rei ... ii it is ordered ly the clerk thai swd lKu.iutits tie notified t puMleatlon tnat piaintiS lia commenced a suit aaaiutil them in this court, wherein he ahedfie thai he is the owner and in possession . the !1 lowinff described real estate, situated in the .-.unity ut Scotland and state ol Missouri to- itt : rhe northeast fourth !, .-t the north est quarter I m ol Section seven m. ami the est halt t (,t the nortbweW quar ter i l and the northwest fourth o the southwest quarter ui Section eitrht ,st- all lu township siM.v-tne i&tt north .it the base line ..1 Range twelve ,12 west ..t the tilth Prtneipal Meridian, and that he has been in possession .! the fqutoe for more than twentv aveyears, and rurther allecrtntt under oath that defendants atpear to have record in teret In utle t.. the name, ami further Hlleires tnat title has tested in him by limitation, and agkimt that a decree be rendered in hi favor perfecting 'his title of record, and that unless the said defendants be and atmear at this ;;mtat the next term thereof, to be begun r ml hoiden at theourt House in tho t lty t wemphis. m said eounty. .m the stxth .lav of ugust next. and . .nor before the third day l said term, it the term hall so lotia COM tnueandil not, then on or liefore the last ia or said term answerer plead t. the pe tition in said eanse.ithe same atU be taken s SiS. J,Wte,,m,, "rl11 W' An lit s further ordered that a copy here Atte8t: i. M KTV. ( Ireuit Clerk. Order of Publication. STATE OF MISSOURI Cof. IV OK Srini.lMi i ss- Vw,;i!slqC0Urt nd county. Joseph H. TMOMeso.v, PhtinUff iTs ttfffS V'Tiu ! y xr ami affidavit -.n . . 1 tiU' mv PUhn tudl and TI I a e.ii . '' V AmT l"n ' heirs of Areheba I I h mu "'.ki.ovv,, 'ntsofthestmAlJSm c"' sa'detemmn 1 S ""U rV' '' H-'-X that t ai. M l . Med Uy puhlkMthm the.1..'.. M&FSSSEi, " rr iurnir' i..-is theoam r ami , . ' " .'' ' "1I ',UV .' lowing nal estate in s .Vii .. 1 The south wes fourth ol ,. !"M """ M" : ter of Section , v L th..st quar- I ll I. and has been in m L, f"T' , !"V'" thirty years, ami U r 1 ',r oath, that I tie tnki.u, i i ,',i-1," Oarnall a,.,,ear lr "'i Wfrcl,bafc iKnd.and't'nat theirul ""ZlL" cent 1 1 .ni said ArcheiiMl.1 i . . m.l tnrther aihtltrinv . .. v."- "'se... record! tebTKin "'l: f House in the City of .. . " " 1 IV. on the sixth .lav . r i " " ", wMn" wfore the third lay V, h i V , L "IV'.', term uaii o omr ,.,,. i, ' . : ,"" """ btlMxtheaTrttM?d.i1 ,,,,u werortdead to o... . ; ;:.;. ' "" " : ii... . . n. ... .. ." " saw cause. belong to the people- that it was Uki giet, force and great ingenuity. Tb dangerous to give them to any itnli-1 two arguments were presentetl. Mint vidua! of any corporation. In the J no c-ffeet; his hal a greal tleal, lavs when our ancestors established I au,j t,ie result tf it was that he had these institutions, the public high-: llls e -partners when they turned the ways belonged to tht: people. The (jeutral railroad lo.ise, left one casi iron lusihwav natl not lueu superset!- - vi,t.,v t u. milliouair sat down ami ed the dirt hiuhway. but to show you j w,.1)t witn the witlow and children. co..t, a uian's shoes. In other words, that the taxes should he laid upon ac cumulated necessities; that the bur den slum Id lie placed, according to the ability of the citizen to pay: that a man ought to be taxed on what In has iwd not upon what he needs, v Applause. ) We believe, with Thomas Jefferson, that the accumulation of property U- civil liberty, religious liberty, politi yond reasonable limit is a danger t. cal liberty, each of them have been ; the citizen and to the State. The .t.,;.,...l with the blood of the men ! possession of one hundred million dol SUSUIIUVU ...... - - . that the iron highway should belong to the roveru:nent. let me call your ittentiou t. the fact that they said that navigable rivers, lakes and bays, seas and gulfs should never belong to private citizens, to corporations oi j ven to the State-. Toll me. nn friendly Democratic editor -explain : concluded nkxt week. The Populist Executive com mi It e of Georiria, met a few days ago to la out the plan "f campaign and it was decided that a daily paper was neces ;.rv. it was decided that the first number of Tom Watsou's daily shouh . i.. inmnnn. Wh. oe issued bv Julv I'di. lotn Wat l lO tUUI jie.'j.o- in iiiuiiw" j bd George Washington. Benjamin sou and his committee have level IT.-nklm !.ee the balance of tin ' neads as they will know that the right IBtAWlW!. M rreat statesiceu who flamed the eon-; will never prevail ovei i ... 1I..1 I ha Savannah rivoi hlll liatlClS to ICacll the CltV VotelS it I lu to ?H oSlJ 111a. uiv . ... .iin.uu . 1 . the Chatuhooehee river, the Missouri Labor's Tribune. houbl al 1 1. 1 .... ... ...nen a Coliiessed. ami Imlir- tneat will he rendered ,VV, ' Attest : 1 - VK'rv, 1 ireuit ( I. rk. FARMERS' EXCHANGE Memphis, - Missouri. o H. PITKIN, President. A. H. PITKIN, Cawhier. Paid up Capital, $25,000. ii H. :. Pitkin. A . St MOM. A. M. PtTltiK, Wh. ItKKr.ni.n v:, i. S. PtTKIW, Director. Does a geneml bankinit Itusiness. HuysirtHMi neaoi iattile .ai. r. Special attention aleeu lo oolleet i..n- v "OMB ANU SKK i s. r northeast t iorner Putdte Square, JAMES The official Treaaury statement to b Save Money Rcmciubor. Old and Young Ladies' Shoes and Slippers a specialty. 1 " yours as i An-! lars never made a man Happier, nevei I made him a better husband, oevei j tlaust ever. M. Humphry, Green Front, Horth Side, Memphis, Mo. who died to give them to us. otause. How many of this audience will re-'. made him a lietter father; it nevei member the dav when the poor man. m ule him a better citizen, and nevei unable to pav his debt, was treated as made him a lietter Christian; but it :i criminal: was incarcerated between makes him a danger to society. Ac- it o ..onf.otiess mis. .ii cumulation of wealth should be dis- llte I OUT wana - 1 i nul tins oartv having been adjudged cotir. ged bv putting upon it whtt is j a criminal on account of poverty ...;,.. tiu.te was no hope for him ex- gressive to IK river, the Mississippi river rqv !,el.n-r to the oeople and nevei J O i , i , ... II .. ,!,., l... .DOlaUSe I 1!-ue 1 UUC i, wui !uun tiiui mi eept x ! ealletl a graduated income tax. a pro- t ... SCOine i:i.v niiau mean. left writhing within the what? fetart at any arbitrarv I mil i- I j .1.1 1 - . .. 1 i i -. . Qu.i atari al .1 11? t.w.Ml... prison w.ihs until nis nie euuett :iihi you iovr. uj ..o. ..i ' he had paid the penalty f poverty of four thousand dollars per year and with his life. I low did that cease ?, then as you go up make your tax Brave men said it was wrong, hu- j heavier. Tax the man with the net mane men said it was. a shame re- income on one hundred thousand dtJ I formers those who com hat evil, those j lars heavier than you would tax ih wUo take the battle axe of right and man with an income of ten thousaud strike o day, and strike tomorrow, 1 dollars;, tax the man ho has an iu- telong to a corporation? 'rack that nut if you can. i. . .1 - - - i i rui mat in juui wnwnai Ulpe anil Smoae li. oneat .ii'iuanav.. Why did they say tLe Savannah iver should never belong toanybod) -ut the people? Because it was the copies highway. And yet iu Un cvolution of commerce the Central llailroad is manifestly more impor tant as the people's highway than the Savannah river could be. There is not a Democrat or Republican here icho wou'd vote to taru over the dirt the eleven months of the current tis cal ea: have exceeded the receipts b I2 I KM I uoo. tht aszinresnle stambnu m round figure; Itecepts $2C8,00O, OUU; expenditures $3W,tMIO,MKJ; fhese figures iudicatd a total deficit lor the twelve month of the tisca. ear of above $78,000,000. National Watchman. E. PULLIAM. w Blacksmith, SHOEING .ND REPAIR SHOP. KepairioM Neatly and Pimtif Uu. I make a s-pcciallv of The next issue of $50,000,000 u bonds is printed, scaled and signet: and lying in the treasury already. roads of Fulton comity to any corpor savg tlie Washington correspondent itiou or any individual whomsoever. Qf ,jK, Qbicago Times. Vli ? It would interfere with the m 1 freedom of travel and commerce! The American nation should be Why won't the same argument apply j bigger than any political party. Is to the iron highway? You sav there it? -Sedalia Sentinel. Shop Southeast Tor. Square, old IVtkin s Stand. Memphis. Mo. J. M. Kloetzer, MEMPHIS, MO , First floor west of the Citixen's Bank building, invites the publ c to call on him when wanting to buy HARNESS, SADDLES, Halters, Bridles, Whips, &c. The stock is new mm the lowest possible price asked for gotal gtaais. The country trade especially solicited.