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THB .FARMERS' ALLIANCE
AND PEOPLE'S PARTY OF
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ests and patronize this paper. It
will bo appreciated by ill UiebMt
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.. - - A Paper Of, By and For the People!
.. VOL. IV. MEDFORD: OREGON, FRIDAY, JULY i, 1892. 7 . NO. 26.
SOCIETIES OF MEDFORD.
K. of P. Talisman lodge No. 31, moots Mon
day evening at 3 p. m. Visiting. brothers al
ways welcome. C. I. Hutchison, C C
J. A. Whitman, K. of B. & S. -
A. O. TJ. w. Lodge No. 98. meets every sec
ond and fourth Tuesday in the month at S p. m.
ti their hall in the opera block. Visiting
orothers inrlted to attend.
B. S. Wsbb. See.
1 A. WXBB, M. W.
I. O. O. P. Lodge No. S3, meets in L O. O. P.
kail every Saturday at at a p. m. Visiting
brothers always Welcome.
Chas. Strang, N. Q.
H. G. Nicholsos. Ree. 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. Vawtbk, C. P.
B-S. Webb, Scribe.
Olive Rebekah Lodge No. S3, meets in I. O.
O. F. hall first and third Tuesdays of each
month. Visiting sisters invited to attend.
Heeex Straso, N. O.
Ubs. Bbssxs Wiu sec
A. F. & A. M. Meets first Friday on or be
fore full moon at 8 p. in., in A. O. TJ. W. halL.
. - - - N. L. Narbigas, W. 11.
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. C Noble, Com.
J. H. Faris, Adjt. --
F. A. & L TJ. L. L. Polk ledge No. 233, meets
very Tuesday at 8 p. m.
J. W. Mff.T.lca, Pres.
G. 8. Bbioss, Sao.
Epworth League meets each Sunday even
ing at 6:Xt D. T. Lawton, president, Julia
Toung People's Literary meets Friday even
ing of each week, under the auspices cf the
W. C. T. TJ. Meets at Christian church every
Monday evening at 7 p. m.
Mrs. A. A. Eeixogg, Pres.
MBS. E. P. BLUMOSD, ec"y.
Y. M. C. A. Meett every Sunday at 3 pm.
at M. E-church. W. 3. Eiai, Pres.
M. E. RIGBT, Sec . , i . .
Secretaries of above lodges will please attend
to corrections. Any society wishing to have a
place in this directory will please hand is nec
CHURCHES OF MEDFORD.
Methodist Episcopal Church E. E. Thomp
son, pastor. Services the second and fourth
Sabbaths; morning, II a. m.. evening, 7:30 p. tn
Prayer meeting at S p. m. Thursday. Sunday
school each Sunday as 10 a. m. A. E. Johnson,
Christian Church P. R- Burnett, paster.
Preaching first and third Sundays in month,
jnornin j and evening Worship every Sunday
morning. Sunday school at 10 a.m. Prayer
meeting every Thursday evening.
Presbyterian Churcn F. J. Edmunds, pas
tor. Preaching at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p.m. Sun
- day school at 10 a. m. T.P.S. C. E., 0:15 p.m.
Baptist Chorea is at present without a pas
tor. Prayer meeting every Wednesday even
ing; Sunday senool at 10 a. m Further notice
gives as soon as pastor is secured. -
The pastors of the different churches are re
quested to attend to corrections.
Physician and Sdrgeon
Office : Rooms 4 3. LO.OF. Bldg
'-Physician and Surgeon.
Office: In Childers Block.
Physician and Surgeon.
Office: r Cor. C and 7th sts.
Physician and Surgeon.
Office: . Hamlin block, up stairs.
R. Gi F. DEM0RE3T,
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ONJ5 OF IBS NATION'S POSTS
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Existing: Conditions Which Must bo
Changed or the End of Our Conn
try's History is at Hand.
Makes a specialty ' of first-class
work at reasonable rates.
Office in opera house, Medford, Or
ROBT. A. MILLER.
Att'y and Counskllor-at-law.
Will practice in
Abstractor and Attorney-
Office in bank building. Have the
most complete and reliable ab
stracts of title m Jackson co unty
Attorney and Counsellor
. i. -At Law. ' -
Office': In Opera block.
y ' ' Medford, Oregon.
Office: - I.O.O.P. Building.
Written for the Mail by James G. Clark.
Ingersoll very truthfully says:
''Precedent is osnally what the
other jackass did."
The majority of people are gov
erned entirely by - precedent and
cling - tenaciously - - to opinions
and moral , conditions in
herited from the past, no matter
how imperfect and manifestly ob
structive (hose opinions and condi
tions may be.
Humanity as a whole, is always
riding to mill with corn in one end
of the Saeki and in the other end a
stone to balance it, aud alvvays
getting angly and shouting "crank,"
"agitator." "fanatic," "socialist,"
and "disturber of the peace" to
whomever advises it to throw away
the stone and allow the grist to ad
just itself through the natural law
of equitable division and distribu
And so the blind, stupid, obstin
ate, egotistical mass moves ou or
rather, is dragged along by the
heels and tail against its will aud
despite its protests, its threats and
its kicks until it subsides into
belter conditions and a more recep
tive frame of mind from 6heer exhaustion.
Then, when it finally awakens to
a dun consciousness of the im
proved situation, it complacently
rubs its eyes and 6tomach, and
looking in the face of inventors and
reformers whom it has maligned.
insulted, slandered and stoned.
says, "We've got here all
The excuse uttered in that wail
of despair on Calvary, "They know
not what they do," is the only sat
isfactory solution to the perplexing
and provoking conuuidrum. It
was so at Jerusalem. It wns so in
1776 in America. It was so during
the anti-slavery agitation when 3,
000,000 black siaves were lifting
their fettered bands to heaven for
help denied them by 30,000,000
white freemen, who remained in
different to every appeal made by a
little handtul 01 emancipators in
behalf of simple justice and fair
play, until the slaveholders them
selves forced the issue and com
pelled the sordid and pusilanimous
north, v-'hose merchants and manu
facturers were coining gold out of
the black chattel's toil and Etripes,
to answer their challenge with an
army of soldiers; nearly every one
of whom marched to the field of
ttle 8 wearing that he went forth
to "right for the flag and not to free
the nigger," who, over all olher6,
was in the greatest need of protec
tion under the flag. Ai.d it will be
bd until the last trump announces
the final enlightenment or death of
all the fools on earth.
It is worse than vanity to expect
that it will be otherwise during the
industrial conflict in the country,
where wage-workers who earn on
an average $10 per day receive less
than 20 per cent of that amount;
where we have 10,000 miiiiouancs
and a million . and half of unem
ployed men that have in the gov
ernment and society no possible
interest save that inspired hv
hatred for a svstem through which
capital has been premitted to
crowd them out of work and home
by cornering labor-saving ma
chinery that dispenses with the
service of 470,000,000 Jabor-jis
working eight hours a day. These
so-called "tramps" are on the in
crease, while fools are saying amen
and expecting the condition to last
forever. Of course, I refer to fools
in the qualified or partial sense.
and as regards the spiritual and
moral faculties out of which looks
the mortal soul and through and
into which shines the new light
from the higher Jaw and the higher
life. J1 or while the animal nature
and acquisitiveness of civilized
man have through the spur of in
spiration of competitive trade and
struggle, been developed to the
verge of insanity and disolution,
the hemisphere which represents
man's better nature has been left
to languish in disguise and gather
In the mean lime the intellect,
for the want of proper incentive
and encouragement to reach for
higher prizes, has largely degener
ated Into a paid servant and pro
6titiite of commerce and of Mam
mon, until, as a rule, great and
responsible offices are seldom
within the reach of men of great
hearts and minds, but are pur
chased by men of great wealth.
Men like Webster, Clay, Stewart,
Douglas, Lincoln," Summer, and
Conklin who are never remem
bered or spoken of in connection
with commercial values, but who
live' as statesmen and great moral
and intellectual figures and forces
have retired and given place to
Senators, Judge3 and p6litical
leaders who have brought their
way to public recognition and
national notoriety, and who, except
for the accidents or incidents of
wealth, would . never hava been
known outside of their respective
localities. The leading "writers"
in our leading reviews and, to a
certain extent, even in our fashion
and family journals prominent
among which are the Ladies'
Home Journal and Youth's Com
panion are men who have made
their mark as money-getters or
professional warriors rather than
teachers and thinkers, while, alas,
uur "Cicero" is Chauncey M. De
pew. Mr. Depew is a man who gets a
salary of $75,000 a yearfor presid
ing over the Vanderbilt' railway
lines and for acting as the oratori
cal mouth-piece of Wall street.
He is a man who openly proclaims
that from now on "the nations are
to be ruled neither by Kings. Presi
dents nor the people, but by the
merchants and bankers." lie is
the man who "beleives in special
providences" that the ruler of the
universe "ordered that the short
crops in the Old World t the end
that the American farmers might,
through the advent of returning
prosperity, vote to save the coun
try by keeping in power the repub
lican party." Mr. Di'pew is a
pious man who has not discovered
that a man can no mora make a
success in the attempt to serve God
and Mammon now than he could
1.S00 years ago.
stewards we all are, say, well done.
"Inasmuch as ye did it unto the
least of one of these, ye did unto
Enter through the gate into the
joya of the Lord. I. W.
Beware, Thou Plutocrat Fool!
Editor SouUsera Oregon Vail:
The shadow of a great national
crisis is upon us. The people are
being arraigned on one side and"il-e
money power on the other in the
light. 'impending conflict
1 he issue is the ever recurring
principle of might against right,
tyranny agaiitst freedom, master
versus slave, and while the name
changes with times and condition
is View of the Froe Silver Hen Tha
People's Party's Itricht Prospects.
Hon. H. E. Taubeneck, chairman of
the executive committee of the People's
party, during attendance upon the silver
convention iu Washington, granted The
Economist an interview.
"1 am here as a looker on in Vienna,"
he said pleasantly, with a wave of his
hand toward the platform of tho Con
cordia hall, where Shinn, of Kansas, was
holding forth to lees than 200 delegates
end visitorn, "not in official capacity. I
have little hope of our being nblo to fuse
6ur interests with these people. They
have only one issue free coinage. They
wish to eliminate from our platform ev
erything but a financial plank, and dio
tate that. Is it not broad enough? Whita
we recognize the justice of their de
mand, we have others even more mate
rial to Cv battle for. If they cannot sup
port our measures (including their own),
they hava only at heart sectional proa
"In other words, they war.t to ride
your horse in their race? "Yea. And
tho People's party have put forth a plat
form which has received indorsement
from Maine to California: they conld
not at the eleventh hour recant and pro
mulgate another. Now 1 wanted this
convention to meet at Omaha during
ours. There they would have felt the
popular pulse of all sections, while here
the silk batted, kid gloved audience who
listen 'to their t&lo of woe,' is, as yon
"Tell you something about the march
of the new party? "It amounts in many
sections to a landslide. Statos which
have been wedded to Republicanism or
Democracy since the war are getting out
divorce papers right along. Mr. Davis,
cf Texas, stated to me et Omaha, where
1 recently met him, that Texaa had
already organized bOO People's party
clnbs end would give ns over T3.0G0
votes. We conlidcntly count on carry
ing the state and electoral vole of North
Carolina. Georgia, Kentucky, Kansas,
Nebraska, the two Dakotas. Minnesota
and Texas, with a powerful vote in Wis
consin and Michigan." "What will be
the numerical position of the People's
pwty in the Fifty-third congro?"
"That cf bnlance of power. We will
elect a great number of roprcaentativea.
This is ccncedeJ now even by our ene
mies." National Economist.
YOU MAY HEAR SOMETHING DROP
DOWN IN YOUR GEORGIA HOME.
BARGAINS I BARGAINS I BARGAINS!
he principle is ever the same.
This time it is "capital control of
labor." the . mrans employed is
'control of rcouey." Tne results
tf the past similar conflicts have
been invariably in favor of the
rich and against the poor, hence
the lives of "republics" have been
as compared with "monarchies"
very brief. Thus emooldened by
the records of the past, and with
blind faith in that old and
perhaps true saying that "history
repeats itself," and conscious of their
power this monied men of this land
have combined to force similar
results upon the American people,
and we must admit that through
Corrupt legislation they hae
stole a march upon u?, commen
surate with their Lelish design
and the direct 'results of which
will be a long time felt and perhaps
require a "blood attonement, yet
that the final result will be the
subjugation of the masses and per
manent enthronement of capita',
thus forceing history to repeat
itself, I am very far from believ
ing for the following reasons:
If history ever repeats itself, as
perhaps it does, the conditiors
must be the same. In this case
they, are not, for the education of the
masses as compared with that of
other and past Republics, may be
said to be universal, lhe average
American is a born legislator, and
if the law does not suit him he
will soon make one that will: all
he needs is to be awakened. The
free atmosphere of six generations
course through his veins. The
inspiration of freedom he drew
from his mothers breast; his
fathers could not De "serfs" no
more can he be a slave ; the Anglo-
Norman blood, so far back as his
tory runneth not to be contary,
were free men, free as the wild
winds of the mountain, (let the
plutocrat fool beware) such stuff
is unfit to make slaves of, we don't
want your cold or silver. Green
backs based upon the products
of our green fields, are good enough
for us and if you don t like us or
our wav of doine things and don t
propose to abide to the issue of tho
comine criuis, vou will have to
immigrate to a hotter climate than
Southern Illinois, or what is tar
better, break off your shackles
of gold -and bonds, and let your
better nature assert itself. Com
prehend if you enn the brother
hood of man, feel that nobleness
of soul that dares to claim compan
ionship with God, lay up for your
selves treasures where moth can
not corrupt and where Pinkcrton
thugs will not be required to pre
vent theivesfrom breaking through
to steal. Take a good 6leep and
by and by come up early in that
blessed morning and hear him
who owns all,' thing' and whose
The CalchUm l ftouCU Carolina.
The following questions should be cut
out and na1 at the organization of rour
subordinate club, and then aain at
your county convcntjnn:
Arrroa In favnr of ahniisblnff th prlal
prtvliccfX rr.o i-d by iuuiisia ban?
Arw run Ui favor of palling- the producers of
colttrn on an vuaal fondr with 1'ir prodarars
of tllvrr and ruM- bj aiiuwtnc Ihwii to p!edo
cotton sari land anabasis forr-irculattoa. w'.lo
la aafr ltmi:
Are rou in favor of rwuirtnc th volume of
cttrrvorr tn tceflamrmtto thai it rastalned to
thv population and bunIncM of lh country
urban our publit rtrbtM r conlnwtod?
Ar roti In favor of prohibiting tbe mon
atmua nyvtem of sumblloc la agricultural
prodnrta. that rob lb farmer of ail tilt Ixard
wracd profit aad urrBput Lh moral of tba
Are jroo In favor of frw colnajr of llvvr?
Ara yoo in favor of prohibiting Ihr otrocr
ahlpof taaU by al'anaaad IbrHporoUilv bold
ln? by Kyntlirauv?
Are you In favor of a tariff for rvaoe only.
and that levivd apon lb luznrtB ralbw than
life necEar!o of life?
Are yoo In farar of a crariuatrd tax on la-
Are yon In favor of Hmltlr.c all date acd
national rvvrnoe to tho ntccmary vxpenam of
the government, oronomlrally and honmtly
Are you In favor of honost and Jcat but
rigid control of railroads and tolecraph linos?
Are yoa In favor or election of inltd iitalaa
aenalora by direct vote of the poaplo?
Thene qnentions embody the demands
cf" tho Farmers' Alliance and kindred
organizations of fanners and laborers.
and to be made effective they must
enter as factors in Democratic clubs,
primaries and conventions. A arranged.
the answer of each true blue Allianoe
maa would be "yea" to every one.
A Man of rtioolplo.
One of tho last acts of L. L. Polk in
which the public had an interest was
the writing of the following latter, tsade
public a few days before ho died. It
shows what a sterling character his
was. For the sake of principle he gave
up what was of great valuo to him ss
tho publisher of The Progressive Far
mer; Hon. ft. n. Aloxandor, President ExoouUva
Board North Carolina State Alliance;
Dear Six AMD Brother Having learned
that yonr executive board at ita recent session
In Kaloiitb cxprcwed its dissatisfaction with
the attitude of Tbe Progrofsivo Farmorlnlts
I tut preceding issue toward tbe People's
party, 1 hereby tender the resignation of that
paper as tbe official organ of Ibo state Alliance
of North Carolina.
While it will remain as true and loyal to the
AUlanco organization and Its principles as it
has ever been. It cannot and will' not be cir
cumscribed In Its advocacy of tbe methods
which only can bring relief to our suffering
people, and which have been so overwhelm
ingly Indorsed by them.
In thus severing Its official connection with
the state AUlanco it In no measuro abates Ita
allcirianre to the principles of oar order, and
will ever stand ready and willing to extend ita
full and bearty co-operation to nil tho officers
and the brotherhood for promoting and main
taining the principles which we buvoospoved.
Fraternally yours, L L. Polk.
Editor Progrosslvo Farmer.
Senator Kyle's Views.
We have gono into this movement in
earnest. Tho third party will nominate
a presidential ticket, and in my opinion
will carry tho states or liansaa, meet-as-
ba, Minnesota. South Dakota, Georgia
ana South Carolina, If our movement
increases in strength within the noxt
few mouths as it has since the" first of
the year, I believe we will carry other
states. Such a viotory would of course
give ns tho balance of power between
the two great parties. Senator Kyle to
An Opou Letter to a Congresamaa Who
la a HoBtoeratle rartylta Above AU
Things Influenoe of the Town oa tho
Boy Soot to Market.
fo beonidas F. Livingston:
Dbau Sia and Brother It is bard to
kick against the pricks; and why do yoo
persist tu yonr mistaken course? If you
have ears to bear, why cot hear; if
eyos to see. why not soe? Surely you
have not reached the point that the light
of reason cannot reach yon. Surolv the
magicians aronnd Washington have not
entwined themselves around about you.
so aa to totally obscure the light that once
shone upon you and which radiated and
warmed the hearts of your countrymen.
causing them, yea, your fellow country
men, to place their trust ta you, relying
implicitly on your iutegrity, and pray
ing to God to give you the ability and
direction whereby they might be lod out
frora endnr the bondage of the money
changers and monopolists.
Now. my misguided brother, open
your cars, please, for one moment. You
know tan long as a fellow lives in the
country he believes there are town
cliques and rings which manipulate and
run the connty politics, but if he moves
to town aud lives there a little while be
is made to believe that rir.s and cliques
are nothing but creatures of the imag
ination. Yes. he is soou captured by the
town ring, is made to believe as they do:
in reality be becom one among thorn.
Then it is that he tells you there is no
such Iking as a town riugt he onoe
thought there was, etc
Uh. deception! What a potential in
fluence! Yea. strip the devil of bis de
ception means and Christ's kingQotn
would oon cover the earth as the waters
cover the bosom of the grat rlep!
My dear brot9er, are yoa beginning
to believe that tbc-re are no snch taings
aa monopolies, trusts, cnir.binca, etc.:
Are yon begiunisg to think. Well, I
know I told my people when I was can
vassing for congress that there were
snch things, but I was jast mistaken
about it? It is just so lovely up here in
and aronnd the Cap: tel. The people are
all so genial and hopeful, happy and in
telligent, that to insist on tho demands
upon which 1 was elected would exposo
me to ridicule as well as shock the finer
sensibilities of those around the Capitol.
Really, I think my constituency are do
ing well. I thick they are happy if they
only knew it. Yes, in fact, this is a
grand and glorious republic
My dear brother, have ar-.v of theee
thonichts been passing through yocr
mind? If so. in the language of ocr
blessed Saviour rise and say, "Get thee
behind tne, Satan." Let yonr mind
revert to the old red hills of Georgia.
Commence with the humble people
around their rude dwellings. Jet your
heart palsate from their breathings,
enter as it were from their feelings. Do
this, and the enchantments that sur
round thee will be rendered and you
can then eeo as you are now seen. List
en not to the Eatterer, forget net yocr
weaknesses, yea, trust not to the flesh;
human wisdom is but c-f today tomor
row it vantsheth away.
How. believe me, n:y brother, you
have not pnrpoee in your heart to do
those tilings which you should not have
done that ynur people might remain ia
the wilderness. Nay, but thou hast been
carried npon a high mountain and hast
been promised the possession of the
beautiful valleys, and thy prido hath let
thee fall. Your perception is far behind
now. Be knoweth not the advancement
of the people: his end is near at hand.
While his methods were a success on his
part for a time, they will never serve to
boy you ia oblivion.
Yon are traveling on a new route. If
your heart be with your people, and u
yoo are guided by patriotism, truth and
vtrtao. success w.ll crown you and you
will be a father and a benefactor. Look
not trustingly upon Alfred. Neither lis
ten to the cunning of Evans, nor shouldst
thou give ear to the wily flattering
words of a Crisp. These cunning poli
ticians only purpose to use you in carry
ing out their owu schemes. Yon no
doubt aro realizing this now to some ex
tent, and if you purpose to oontinco tn
their service, my brother, your destruo-1
tion is sure.
Let not thy vanity pervert thy under
standing. Think thyself but a straw
what is man that he should boast? If
Carear bad ' been unable to control men
he would never have been known in his
tory. Neither would Cromwell, Napo
leon or Blucher.
Co mo down, my friend and brother,
and breathe -with the people. Let the
same blood that once coursed thy voins
circulnto and purify thy system. Yoa,
let thine imagination dwell upon tbe
beautiful forests, hills and valleys of thy
childhood. Let thy diet be simple, but
nourishing. Let thy inhalutioas be pure.
Do this, and thy understanding will
turn to thoe. Yours in love.
DAVIS & POTTEflGErVS.
WE WILL SELL FOR THE NEXT THIRTY DAYS AST
CROCKERY & GLASSWARE AT COST.
COME EARLY AND GET A BAROAlSf.
Ws Will Also Give Away One of Our 44-Piece Tea Seti
Chance for Each Dollar's Purchase of Gceds.
J. S. HOWARD.
Ory Goods, Boots II Shoes, Grocrcies,
The best goods at the lowest prices for Cash. The highest prices paid
for country produce.
MEDFORDi - - - OREGON.
JAMES 1 MER HO.,
PURE DRUGS AT POPULAR PRIGES.
CO APS A3TB
Chamois, Spongss and a Full Line of Toilet Preparations. .
PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY COMPOUNDED DAY AND NIGHT.
AU orders answered with cars acd dispatch. Our stock of Medicine
is complete, warranted and of the best ijuality.
ADft.NS & WEBB,
SHELF AND HEAVY HARWARE.
Stoves, Tin and Willow Ware.
Cycone and Hoosier Pumps.
11 J '
fsST-Every article 'bears a guarantee.
Let It It. DiMasswI.
There are millions of people in this
United States who ivairo congress to
take np the enbtreasury bill and con
sider it upon its merits, giving every
part a fair and full investigation with
out fear or favor. If it is wrong its ad
vocates want to know, and they will
drop it. If any man can propose a bet
ter plan for securing a flexibility in the
volume of money that will be just to
all, remove the discriminations against
agriculture and keep np a true ratio be
tweon the volume of money and the de
mand for its use, it will be accepted with
pleasure and hailed with joy. The
-Alliance contingent in the house may
uot be able to put that body- on record
upon the bill, but they can put them on
record as to their willingness to discuss
tbe bill, which is the same thing, and
which the people expect as a reasonable
nor vice. National Eoonomist,
O. COOPER, Pfopp.,
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