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THE FARMERS' UNION.
S Volume lV. 3 KM a m b t0. M. Humphrey's Green Front. 10,000 Men, BoysandCMldren to call at my JJ ore and examine my Mammoth Stock OF- Clothing which I have just received, anil which has been pur chased under a prospect of : low tariff and bought the goods away down, the equal has never been known in Northeast Missouri. I am prepared to sell you GOOD GOODS, Even below your own ex pecta :on. Those Hats, Caps, Shoes, Neckwear. Furnishing Goods AS WELL A MY Clothing Stock Are all Fresh, New Goods, aud 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, eveu lower than ever if possible. Call early and sec me if you wish to Save Money ! Remember, Old and Young Ladies' Shoes and Slippers a specialty. 1 am yours as ever. M. mpnry, Green Front, orth Side, Memphis, Ho. WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE? The Two Old Parties Are Companions in Crime. Conventions of the two old parties which have been held up to date unite in reaffirming their platforms of 1892, without any attempt on their part at defining what either of those verbose literary productions will be held to mean when constructed by members of their respective parties, should the people decide to gie either of them the power in congress to crystal ize their meaning into law. Recent ex periences furnish abundant evidence that when the democratic party of 1892 set forth in their national platform a demand for an immediate and substantial reduction of duties thev meant only the shifting of schedules and changing from ad val orem to specific, and vice versa, tak ing the duty off the goods and placing it on the boxes the goods come in. Again, while in their platform of 1892 they demanded free coinage of silver. the votes of their representatives in congress have demonstrated their meaning to have been pracitical demo netization by ceasing the coinage al together. Again while their platform of 1892 demanded the repeal of the bank tax, their congressmen after the people ele ected them gave us another object les son by voting no on a resolution to re peal it. Verily it is indeed an unsoph isticated intelligence, auda confiding nature that could be again inveigled into trusting further pledges from such a source. As to the meaning of that other confusion of terms, which the various republican conventions are reaiHring with such unanimity, and dignified by the title of a national platform, contrived by bankers and trust mani pulators in 1892, and repudiated by thepeople at the polls in the follow ing election, it is only necessary to state that it would be interesting to have them explain just how an in crease in duties and consequent far ther restriction of imports, can re lieve America's wage earners or busi ness men, when it is considered that our imports were very materially less the past year than our exports. The fact ia our merchants could not sell either foreign or domestic goods for the reason that their patrons the con sumers could not dispose of their products or labor in sufficient quanti ty, or at such prices as would enable them to purchase. This inability to sell on the part of the consumer was in turn caused by the inability of the employers of labor to obtain money to carry on their various enterprises encept such terms as would make final bankruptcy the outcome of their efforts, No ranker or moic villainous sophism ever emanated from the brains of clown or knave in all the ages that the buy-without-selling-lift-yourself-over-the-fence-by -your- boot straps logic by the aid of which Sher man, Aldnch, Reed and McKinley are attempting to again ride into power. Regarding their mouthings about money they prove but a hollow mock ery. When it is understood that the ! enormous losses suffered by the com mercial interests of the people of this nation for the last year were made possible only by the votes of John Sherman and 20 republicans in the United States senate, when they re pealed the purchase clause of the sil ver coinage act of 1890. without sub stituting free coinage therefor their efforts to "turn state's evidence'' against their partners in crime. Cleve- land. ooruees Ac to., must prove I abortive for in 1872-3 with congress ! ami the executive, did uot the republi ! caus le i by John Sherman demonetize i the white metal, by making no provi sion fur the coinage thereof? In fact I ought not recent developements I to convince the dullest and satisfy I the most sceptical that there is ab j solutely no issue between the two old j parties except the officers. That por tion of 1 he republican press owned or control by America's oligarchy is viug with Chicago Herald and other it i :. 5peclacl cause mourning i in li 1 when w Lincoln, Pi tv coi 1 upt : i 11 i dang ion democratic party. ! God and humani; a . our ancestors lefi the their shoeless feel on Valley Forge? W: Ihnt tha hi -.1 hbwid , f American utb v. :. -hundred battle fields? t - I ! ! in ' 1 he I lo ' 1 of W . the th:- Li iii olo v shed aud to-day r Luain a silent wilne-s insparable. from the escutcheons of the nation and the lintels of her people? '-Watchman, what of the night?" C. H Barnes. 1 a II l! w II III' il "I .,, : j ing Popultsi ? V,' : ; !l 01 it it i means. The old hoys in bin ai patriotic; not of the spread eagh fourth of July kind, but the son that faced the music of war for the old tlag. They fought for justice and equality, and they joined the republi can party because in those days that party seemed to be and in fact was the exponent of what they were fight ing for. Now these old soldiers are rapidly learning that the republican party has stayed far from he faith of the fathers of republicanism, and has gone off after strange gods. As rapidly as they learn this they seek a new political home. They turn to the democrats and hud them no bet ter. Then thev turn to the Populist ind find in their platform genuine Abaraham Lincoln republicanism, and Jeffersonian democracy, which are alike; as both taught "Equal rights to all and special privileges to none. Justice and equality, and the greatest good to all." Here the soldier patriot feels at home, and to the camp of Populism the old soldiers are Hocking by the thousands. New York Char ter. What the Democratic Party has Donf. By consulting our market reports our readers will see that sugar has mounted another round of the Demo cratic ladder of promised prosperity. The price has been advanced another quarter of a cent per pound. This is the second advance, and within less tha one week after the taritl bill has become a law the people must pay a half cent extra for every pound of sugar they consume for the luyury of having a Democratic administration. This is about the only tangible re sult the people will discover of what the Democratic party has dune for them. Of the articles placed on the free list or on which the tariff sched ule has been reduced, the ot im portant are on raw ma ial. and the protection in favor of the manufac tured articles being retained, the peo ple will receive no piactical benefit from the reduction made, which will be almost wholly consumed by the manufacturing capitalists. But the advance of sugar will fall with cruel foree on the working people. This tax was put on. not because of the necessities of the government, but to satisfy the rapacity of the su gar trust, People s Paper. That anarchist who uses the dyna mite bomb instead of the ballot box is a mean contemptible cur but he cannot, be any meaner than the other anarchist who uses the Winchesters and the gatling guns to defend their practical raids on the people Farm ers Advocate. The fewer the property owners in Maine the larger the republican maj ority . Nonconformist, lovc . 11. , P! I . ' ' till f ! . . , I, ' : , (I T e deroot e .. ' h the t w ' 1 icaa on v v .. . (hi the money io.i, ou the labor, and even on Lue i iiitl question there is practically 110 difference between the leading spirits of the old parties. On the strike question I notice that Senator Davis, of Minnesota, and Gorman, of Maryland, one a strong republican and a Union man during the war, and the ther a democrat and a secessionist, agree perfectly in upholding Cleve land in sending federal troops into Chicago to help Pullman and the rail roads. On all important questions I find the democrats and republicans too near together to make it worth my while to remain in the republican par ty simply to tight the democrats. In the People's party I find the only op position there is to the fast increas ing power of monopoly, and I notice that the gn at democratic and repub lican newspapers spend more time in fighting the Populists than they do in lighting each other. This lias opened my eves and it has opened the eyes of others, too. Will it do any good to put the Pop ulists in power? We can't tell until we try. It will certainly be no worse and there's a chance that it will be better, and this chance is worth fight ing for, and for one I have decided to renounce my allegiance to the repub lican party and join hands with the Populists in an effort, feeble though it may be. to change conditions and make the lot of the farmer easier and l etter. The republican party of this country is in the hands of a ring. In the state it is in the hands of Petti grew. In the nation it is controlled by such men a Sherman and Depew, who are in sympathy with monopoly interests. It is ti. e, therefore, for the people to wake up aud do some thing for themselves. The politicans and monopolies have had our services long enough. Respectfully Yours, W. M. Gilchrist, Wkonda, Clay county. 8. D. deny Simpson showed U9 just be fore he left for home a 5 b: 11 of the issue of 1861. It was an old ale maud note" that remained at par with gold simply because it performed all j the functions of money. Jerry de j dared it was a specimen that had es- caped from the hands of John Sher ' man. National Watchman. The promised - pick-up ' in business of which we have heard so much. and ' which was billed to appear upon the passage of the sugar bill, doesn t seem to pick up. Nonconformist. j Broken pledge and republican poli- ! cies have nigh well done the grand old Democratic party. Liberty Searchlight. no n io 1 a qtH Gil L!:e n 1 t l 1 ;ou I, ou uc,ii ne . . Hi .1 j d Cor i d- I suoi'h, hsniieu 10 encoun- J iv idea a id ub some of 1 1 c 1 neons SiroWin Oil, UC IS msl Ullh relegated to the infant class until the accident has been repaired. As a rule, the service required of the appli cant is perfunctory, everything being kindly cut and before hand, and, machine like, he does as he is bed, no matter wheather the moss is go.ving fast or slow. Brains don't count; in telligence cuts no figures, for the whole thing is a question of moss. If one's grandfather was a moss-grown Democrat, it is put down as a good sign. If one's father was a moss covered Democrat also that is still better, but so far as the applicant in dividually is concerned, nothing save home-grown moss will carry him through. For these reasons thousands of our brainy young men of the country are flocking to the People's party. None are turned away because of their youth or social position. The front ranks aud the high places are open to all who prove themselves worthy. Such conditions make effort a pleas ure and study a passtime, and brings togather the good and true, earnest and desiring, where each can obtain the reward which his services deserve. Moral: young men, joiu the People's party and grow up with its principles and prospects. National Watchman. How foolish is the thought on the part of republican silverites that their patty will eventually restore silver to its old-time position. What evidence is there foi this hope? What action has the g. o. p. taken that justifies such a belief ? What says the party's record ou the question? Here it is. Let it speak for itself: Demonetized silver i in 1S73; defeated a coinage bill two years later: defeated the Bland free coinage bill and passed a compromise measure in 1878: defeated a coinage ; bill in the house in 18CG; guilty of i same action in 1888; forced, as a com promise measjre, the Sherman law of ; 1890; tlefeated, in the house, a coin ! age bill in 1882; voted, in the house, j almost solidly to repeal the Sherman j purchasing clause; aided in defeating j the seigniorage bill. Glorious record! Such evidence of friendly feeling for i silver should fill every free coinage I republican with joy. There is yet hope I for him, he is told by republican lead- ) era. Tom Reed tells him so; so does ' McKinlev aud Harrison and-of course I j John Sherman tells him not to lose ; hope. John would tell him anything i to induce him to continue playing in the role of a fool and help the repub- 1 lican party to again get held of the i reins of government, Yes, certainly; j the republican party is for silver just ! as the slave power was for abolishing ; slavery. Nonconformist Mere appeals to the master never strike the shackles from the slave. As industrial slaves the wage earners ! have a weapon much more effective than is an appeal. oie on tne chains: Nonconformist A Political Straw. O e li Idaho on made .m run r . . We. 1 1 r I; ! C I'. I .1- !t Bolt- . in (he 1 ' ! a Republi- ) 1 ,1.5 1 , 1 i mL the l n irty would rehabilitate stiver at ...o stated. He intended, he de ine ed, to pledge the party to this policy in all of his speeches on the ia:no. K would place him where the pai ty would either enable him to poiut to the accomnlishmeiit of his I promises, or leave him no alternative exeent to cast his lot with tha. mtlv nartV that is avowed v fnr froo coin. age at that ratio. The statement was made to newspaper men with the knowledge that it would find its way into print. National Watchman. ANOTHER SOLDIER FALLEN. The greatest labor paper ever is sued was John Swintou's paper. It perished for lack of patronage. In 1892 The New Forum was started at St. Louis. It was a splendid paper but died for lack ol support. In liS9.'l The Vanguard of Chicago, the best of the reform paper was forced to suspend. The Cincinnati Herald which I always read through also went under. Now the Virginia Suu, the organ of the Farmers Alliance of Virginia and West Virginia and the people party of those two states, has suspended for lack of support. This was one of our best papers, ranking as one of the best ten among all the reform press. The old party papers often get en ough in county printing to pay for runuing a paper. The pcopic pay this in taxes. Reformers must see to it that their papers are supported. They must get subscribers for them or they must see man' others go down which they must surely do if expected to succeed unaided by those interest they are conducted. Peninsular Farmer. Expense in Making Fine Wines. Mr. Speer, the original wine man of this country, says: Nothing is too much trouble or ex pensive for us in improving our vine yards and the quality of the grape, and more particularly in improying and perfecting the high standard of our wines. The right kind of grape, just the right fertilizer, in the right soil, makes the right wine; then the right kind of cellar, with proper ven tilation, proper care and handling for several years before offering for sale, is the right way of improving and perfecting the wine; such is Speer's Wine, of Passaic. N. J. m m m Six good men, Jefferson, Madison, Gallatin, Dallas, Calhoun and Jack son, all favored the government issu ing the paper money direct to the people, and opposed banks of issue. The position of the Populists exactly'. Liberty Searchlight m m m S. G. Tuttle, of Rhiuelander, Wis., a life-long Republican and a man of wide influence, has changed his polit ical faith and is now a Populist. In the circles of organized labor, Mr. Tuttle is one of the best known men in northern Wisconsin. The sugar trust contributes to the campaign funds of the committee of both old parties, and y 011-well, but say, neighbor, are you gwine wid de ole party again! Be you de sngah trust's friend! Nonconformist Dr. Price's weir iw ragpeec Awara