Southern Oregon mail. (Medford, Or.) 1892-1893, June 24, 1892, Page 1, Image 1

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is the official paper of
the farmers' alliance
and people's party of
southern oregon:
Do you study your bent Inter- I
eutn and patronize this paper. It
will be appreciated by all liie best
farmer, from whom you gel trade.
A Paper Of, By and For the People!
. " . . .
K. of P. Talisman lodge No. SI, meets Mon
day evening at 8 p. m. Visiting brothers al
ways welcome. C I. Hutchison, C C
J. A. Whitman, K. of R. & S.
A. O. TJ. W. Lodge No. 98. meets every sec
ond and fourth Tuesday in the month at 8 p. m.
in their hall in the opera block. Visiting
orothers invited to attend.
I. A. Webb, M. W.
B. S. Wbbb, Sec.
I. O. O. F. Lodge No. 83, meets in L O. O. F.
hall every Saturday at at 8 p. m. Visiting
brothers always Welcome.
Ch as. Strang, N. 6.
H. G. Nicholson. Rec Sec.
I.O.O. F. Rogue River Encampment. Lodge
No. 30, meets in I. O. O. F. hall the second and
fourth Wednesdays of each month at 8 p. m.
W. I. Vawtex, C. P.
B. S. Wbbb, Scribe.
Olive Rebekah Lodge No. 3, meets in L O.
O. F. hall first and third Tuesdays of each
month. Visiting sisters invited to attend.
Hklex Strang, N. O.
Mrs. Bessie Webb, See.
A. F. A A. M. Meets first Friday on or be
fore full moon at 8 p. nL, in A. O. U. W. hall.
N. L. Narksgas, W. M.
J. S. Howard, Sec
G. A. R. Chester A. Arthur ' Post No. 47.
meets in G. A. R. hall every second and fourth
Thursdays in each month at 7:30 p. M.
G. Cj Noble, Com.
J. H. Faris, Adjt.
F. A. & L TJ- L. L. Polk lodge No. 963, meets
every Tuesday at 8 p. m.
J. W. Miller, Pres.
G. S. Briggs, Sec
Epworth League meets each Sunday even
ing at D. T. Lawton, president, Julia
Fulde, secretarv. . .
Young People's Literary meets Friday even
ing of each week, under the auspices of the
Epworth League. .
W. C. T. TJ. Meets at Christian church every
Monday evening at 7 p. m.
. Mas. a. a. Kellogg, Pres.
Mrs. E. P. Hammond, Sec y.
T. M. C. A. Meets every Sunday at 3 p m.
at M. E. church. W. S. Hallt, Pres.
M. E. Rigbt, Sec
Secretaries of above ledges will please cttend
to corrections. Any society wishing to have a
place In this directory will please hand in ccc-
. es-sary aata. .
Methodist Esisconal Church E. E. Thomp
son, pastor. Services the -second and fourth
Sabbaths: moraine. 11 a. m.. evening. 7 :S0p.m
Prayer meeting at S p. m. Thursday. Sunday
school each Sunday as 10 a. m. A. E. Johnson,
superintendent. .
Christian Church P. R- Burnett, paster.
Preaching first and third Sundays in month,
mornin; and evening. Worship every Sunday
morning. Sunday school at 10 a.m. Prayer
meeting every Thursday evening.
Presbyterian Churcn F. J. Edmunds, pastel-.
Preaching at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Sun
day school at 10 a. m. T. P. S. C- E 6:15 p. m.
Baptist Church is at present withont a pas
tor. Prayer meeting eTery Wednesday even
ing. Sunday school at 10 a. m Further notice
given as soon as pastor is secured.
The pastors of the different churches are re
quested to attend to corrections.
mimm m
Physician and Surgeon
Medford, Oregon.
Office : Rooms 243, 1.O.O.F. Bldg
Physician and Surgeon.
Medford, Oregon.
Offic: In Cbilders' Block.
Physician and Surgeon.
Medford, Oregon.
Office: Cor. C and 7th sts,
Physician and Surgeon.
Medford, Oregon.
Office: Hamlin block, up stairs.
Resident Dentist.
Makes a specialty of first-class
work at reasonable rates.
Office in opera house, Medford.Or
Att'y and Couaseixor-at-law.
Jacksonville, Oregon.
Will practice in all courts of the
Abstractor and Attorney''
Medford, Oregon.
Office in bank building. Have the
most complete and reliable ab
stracts of title in Jackson co unty
Attorney and Counsellor
; ( -At Law.
Medford, Oregon. -Office:
In Opera block.
- Medford, Oregon.
Office: J.Q.Q.F, Building.
Hundreds of dollars will be
Prizes, Races, Contests,
With hundreds of founds of red fire
cension. Aobody
Seduced Rates on Railroads.
After the Battle.
Editor Southern Oregon Mail:
Now that the smoke of the first
battle of the People's pnrtv with
enthroned capital has cleared away.
let us take a brief view of the field.
.First, as a party, we. are in this
county but four months old, yet in
size we compare favorably with
either of the old parties. . That we
have barely been defeated is all
things considered, a great victory
and would be cause for a great rc-
lincine were it not lor the tact
terrible fact that the evils which
we complained of and sought to
remedy must still be borne, and
what is more terrible still, those
evils will increase in an ever accel
erated ratio, to the nearness of time
when patience, with the friends of
law -iiid liberty, shall cease to be a
virtue, and the tiger passions of
the hitherto . prejudiced masses
shall break over all. the dykes of
the plutocratic rule and greed.
Then, perhaps not till then, wid
there be one law for the rich and
poor man alike, and justice shall
not beg in our streets. It may be
that not until out of the debris of
this republic another, fairer and
grander, arises, snail tie con
summation of the hope of ages he
realized, to-wit: "Equal rights to
all." Justice or death to our re
public must eventually be the inev
itable. The progressive thought of
today will brook no compromise
nor know retreat. To prevent sue!
a disruption of our social and finan-"
cial condition and brin-' about
peaceably the desiied and demand
ed results, the ballot alone is at
present available, and that the ma-J
jonty of our people have refused to
use that end, and another lense ot
power has been granted, and the
grantors are no other than the
robbed themselves. When will
such folly end and the people
awake to a true knowledge of their
condition? Sound the alarml "Let
not the torrent smoothen ere it dash
below." What are our schools and
churches teaching? Are not both
silent upon this all-important sub
ject of '"Whither as a nation are we
drifting?" True, the schools have
tanght us the sciences and the
churches to give our bread to the
hungry. But the sciences have
drifted into vague generalities, and
children have graduated from our
schools without a proper knowledge
of life's stern realities or a shield
against them, and our bread has
gradually decreased until the giver
of twenty-five years ago is riqjif'the
recipient ; the very rich have grown
richer and the moderately well-to-do
have grown poorer. Yet we are
told to "trust in God and all will
be well." Perhaps that is so, if
we also keep our "powder dry." If
not, when the lion and lamb lie
down together the lamb will be in
side the lion.
To the old line demo-repubs let
me say, you have again sold your
"birthright for a mess of pottage,"
and your liberty for the dower of a
slave. Bend once more joyfully
your burdened and weary backs to
the ever increasing load, when you
should have 6tood men, hurling
defiance at your oppressors, and
victory upon the flag of freedom.
Nefall sell your produce of
spent to perfect the greatest celebration in the history of the Rogue River
s, Etc.,
on the evening of the 4th, and the
can afford to miss this celebration at
corn, wheat and cattle at starvation j
prices. You have said by your. votes j
abundantly rewarded. The rich man
will not, therefore you must divide,
your scanty meal with the tramp,
for he, too, must have bread ; be
would work, but our financial sys
tem renders his labor unprofitable.
Borrow money at 15 per cent of the
national nank when you ought to
have it for at most 2 per cent, to
keep the sheriff from a foreclosure1,
(althougn it is but a question of
time), then curse the capitalists for
exercising the power you so
joyfully gave them; yea, by your
votes invited them to take. Grind
in vour prison mill, Sampwn like,
and like him, when your - strength
is gone, eyes out, mocked at and
derided, then call upon' your God
and look down. He will hear you.
Then in your desjeration low your
selves with all your might and
take hold of the pillars of this re
public, and in her crumbling ruins
find your only relief in sweet death,
and let history inscribe upon your
headstone ".Micawher." It is what
you have voted for, and presuma
bly wanted, and unless you awake
soon, that as a people we will surely
have. But God forbid that your
votes be -an expression of yeur de
sires; raClier will I think you were
deceived as to the true issue and
hojie you may soon awake to the
fact and help us save our land and
nation. Ira Wakefield.
Phoenix, Oregon.
As It Is
Sams Valley. Ore.,. Tunc 20, 1S02.
Editor Su-Jthern Oregon Mall:
An examination of the returns of
the late election as given in your
last issue is interesting and in
structive. It clearly proves cer
tain matters that were charged
against the old parties during the;
canvass. I
The fact is established that the
democratic stomach has become
very much stronger since the better
class of democrats went into the
People's Party. The proof of this is
found in the election of Chas.
Nickell. Two years ago the Nickell
dose was too diastic and could not
be gulped down. This year the
party could swallow even Foudray
if it was not necessary to take
votes from him to pay Muller for votes that were "side
tracked to Neil and Nickell. Look
at the return from Jacksonville
precinct and note the number of
votes cast for Neil, Nickell, Muller,
Foudray and Owen, and you will
see at once that there was much
trading among the democrats and
republicans of that town. Neil
and Nickell got the republican
votes that should have gone to
Atkinson and Nye and Max Muller
got those pilferod from Foudray
and Owens. . .
The People's Party were "not
in it" when it came to trading.
They have not yet progressed so
far in practical politics. You can
PCD bUt IK lllJ VUIDO r W W 11VUMI j
uniform among all their candid
jates and that there was no grounds
for the charge of the Times that
there was an unholy trade with
! the republicans. Those who are
in jxiBBession of the "goods are
Music, H-BAy Balloon Ascension, Fire
Etc., Etc.
prandesi display of Fireworks ever seen. Great Illuminated Ballon As
Medford. See large am
id stnull bills
Come from Far and Near.
the parties who did the unholy
This traffic in votes lias been
carried on for years, and is pait
of the plan by which Jacksonville's
ring succeeds in gaining all the
paying offices in the county.
IVlton. Nichols and Owen have
in turn been slaughtered for county
clerk by the Jacksonville ringsters
:ind it is hoped that the next
democratic nominr.ring convention
will placi Mr. Muller in nomina
tion for clerk and thus save sonic
worth v democratic brother the
worry and expense of a fruitless!
Is any more evidence required to
prove what the People's Party
assert, that there is a democrntic
republican ring in Jacksonville,
who select the men on both tickets'
who are to be elected or defeated,
and whose sole object is to secure
men who will help keep alive Jack
sonville and pay tribute to the ring?
This thing will go on until the
other towns in the county unite
with the old hayseeds of the county
and smash the ring that fattens at
our expense, and who attempt by
crying stop thief to direct attention
from those in possession of the
plunder. Hayseed.
Uov They "Sarcd ttio Naiiun."
A corrri-pondent writes that his Re
publican ucighbDrj nay that the "na
tional banks and bondholders saved tho
nation daring the war." He also asJcs
U3 t publish the national kink system.
It is hardly worth whi!e to publish the
national bunk system now that it is on
Its last leg. It has b:;t a few breaths
in its body. Iet it dio in peace. It has
baen a robbvr system and will always
bo remetnbered as such.
As to bondholders s:ivin,t tUo nation,
they "saved" it just about as a hawk
"saves" a cbiekeu when ho catches it
There -were only about $500,000,000 of
bonds taken till the war was practically
over. These were taken . in suiall quan
tities by patriotic peoplo who wanted to
hflp the government. Probably not 0110
bml in a thousand thus purchased is
now held by the original purchasers.
The national banks hardly "began
business" till the war was practically
over. They did not wmit to take any
chances till they were sure the danger
was passed.
It is trno the law was passed with tho
hope that tho bankora would rally to tho
relief of the nation and purchase bonds
with which to opou or enlurgo their
money shops.
To be sure that wo are correct, wo
state (from statistics and official reports)
that up to Jan. 1, 1805, when the war
was practically over, only $0G,7G9,875 of
national bank currency had been issued.
This shows that -the "patriots" had only
purchased of the government about $73,
000,000 of bonds! Just about enongh to
carry oti the govtrnineut thirty days.
Chicago Express.
He Vo in Washington.
Wo have been to Washington tho
great national capital of our great
country. We did not go there as a con
gressman, yet we went to holp save the
country. Our companion was the last
of the "Big 3" of the Illinois legislature
the irrepressible Hon. H. E. Taubeneok,
chairman of uational executive commit-
; tee of tho Peoplo'8 party.
Washington is a great place. It would
be a great place if congress wasn't thero,
and of coarse that adds to its greatness.
It ia full of historic interest, bad wom
en and worse men. .
Wo visited the treasury department
nnd walked ronnd tlie vault that m
Valley. Nothing left out.
for particulars.
tains U.O90 tons of sliver. e Uidnl
bring any of it away with ns. It is
down in a "hu!e iu the ground" (the
cellar), and is considered pretty secure
behind the greet network of iron bars
which surrounds it. It is funny that so
ciety laugh at the miser who hoards his
coin, bnt applauds the nation that does
the same thing.
We saw theia make money oat of
paper. Of course snch a thing can't be
done, bat right there they? have been
doing it for thirty years. I wouderthat
some of our congressmen who say it
can't be done don't go around to the
treasury department and see them do it.
Tho process is simple: they just print
it according to law and no one questions
it when the government pays it out for
work. It is only those who don't work
or produce anything that say the gov
ernment can't make money. National
A rroblrro for CnrUtlan.
Kev. Thomas Dixoli.receuUy returned
to Xcw York from a trip through the
south, says the condition of the agricul
tural population is appalling.
"The south is the agricultural garden
spot of the world. Natnro invites. Ka
ture gives her richest rewards for tho
smallest labor expended. When agri
culture fails in such a home there is
something radically wrong with the fun
damental constitution of society itself.
"Let our wise men see to it. Tho fail
nre of agriculture nndersuch conditio:.
is tho beginning ef judgment day for
yonr present social system. The city
cannot live when the country fails to
givo supply. Let our politicians see to
iu The country is ripe for a political
revolution. The people are restless, dis
contented iu uxiay caes despa'rirg.
Aud they have good canse for discontent
and despair. These are the parents of
political and social convulsions. The
traditional party that denies these issues
or avoids them is doomed to certain end
speedy death. It is a problem for every
Christian to take to heart.
II In Death WnKtlu
J. W. Brown, of Atlantic, la., writes
as follows to Tho Nonconformist, of In
dianapolis: Out ia the Ninth congressional dis
trict in Iowa we have a great sensation.
Tho Uon. Thomas Bowman, our present
Democratic representative in congress,
hrs just announced his early political
death. Causo, his vote against free sil
ver and the way he shears a sheep. Mr.
Bowman was elected on a free silver
and tariff reform platform, aud his vote
against free silver and his vote for free
wool as a tariff reform measure do
not suit our people. Wa want free sil
ver and tariff reform, but we do not
want tho farmer gutted aud the manu
factories still go protected. The taking
of the duty off wool and leaving the
duty on woolen goods does not suit the
average fanner, don't you see? Shear
that sheen tho other way. This early
collapso of Thomas' political career
makes our peoplo feel like singing,
"Praise God from whom all blessings
flow." .
From the Old North State.
The Poople's party of North Carolina
is preparing to sweep all before it. The
St. Louis platform has been adopted,
and The Progressive Fanner, Colonel
L. L. Polk's paper, says:
The true reformers of the Old North
State send greeting to their brethren
and co-workers throughout the Union iu
this manly declaration to stand tirmly
by principle. Oud bloss the noble and
true men of our state and. country in
this hour of our trial and petal.
We are taxed to death. . In ISOO it
took lJs bushels of wheat or twenty
one pounds of cotton per capita to pay
our taxes. Now it takes 85? bushels of
wheat or 100 pounds of cotton per capita.
Pioneer Exponeut.
Ws Will Also Give Away Ors of Our WiewTea Sets. One
Chance for Each Dollar's Purchase of Goods.
Dry Goods, Boots i! Shoes, Grocrcios,
and Crockery.
The best goods at the lowest prices for Cash. The highest prices paid
for country produce.
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Chamois, Sponges and a Full Line of Toilet Preparations.
AH orders answered with cara and dispatch. Our stock of Medicines
is complete, warranted and of the best quality.
g- bar i iO 1 a a7
Dealers in
Stoves, Tin and Willow Ware.
Cycone and Hoosier Pumps.
f)SEvery article
Ul. G. COOPER, PFOpf.,
Medford, - Oregon.
First-class Beard by
Centrally Located, West
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Harris & Pnrfdn Proprietors. Terms: $1 $1.50 ani $2 m Sbt
First-class in Every Particular.
3TSpecial attention paid to Commercial Travelers.
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