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; VOL. IV. ' .' .. . :- MEDFORD: OREGON, FRIDAY, JULY 15, 1892. . NO. 28.
SOCIETiES OF MEDFORD.
K. of P. Talisman lodge No. SI, meets M n
day evening at S p. m. Visiting brothers al
ways welcome. M. W. SKEEL, C. C.
J. A. Whitman, K. of R. & S.
A. O. U. W. Lodge No. 98, meets every sec
ond and fourth Tuesday in the mouth at X p. m.
in their hall in the opera block. Visiting
orothers Invited to attend.
L A. Webb, M. W.
B. S. Webb, Sec.
I. O. O. P. Lodge No. 83, meets ialO.O. F.
hall every Saturday at at & p. m, Visiting
brothers always Welcome.
T. S. YOOSGS. N. Q.
A C. Nicholson. Rec. Sec.
I. O. O. F. Rogue River Enenmpment. Lodge
No. 31 meets in I. O. O. F. hall the second and
fourth Wednesdays of each month at 9 p. m.
B. S. Webb, Scribe.
Olive Rebekah Lodge No. SP. meets in I. O.
O. F. hall first and third Tuesdays Ft each
month. Visiting sisters invited to attend.
. Mrs. D. S. YOUNGS, N.Q.
A. C Nicholson, sec
A. F. & A U. Meets first Friday on or be
fore full moon at 8 p. m in A. O. U. W. hall.
N. L. Narhecan. W. M.
J. S. Howard, Sec.
6. A. R. Chester A. Arthur Post No. 47.
meets in u. A. R. boll every second and fourth
Thursdays in each, mouth at ?:3 p. M.
O. C NuBLB, Com.
J. H. Fabis, Adjt.
F. A. A L TJ. L. L. Polk lodge No. 883. meets
very ruesJay at s p. m.
J. W. Millek, Pres.
O: S. B iuggs. Sec.
Eiworth League meets each Sunday even
in; ax :T0- D. T. Lawtoa. president. Julia
Falde, secretarv -
D." Lays Sown the Law to
- D. W." in a Concise Hanner.
FORMED VS. REFORMED.
Pointer to Local Xillers
to Grow .Rich.
Young People's Literary meets Friday even
ing of each week, under the auspices of the
Ep worth League. . .
W. C. T. TJ- Meets at Christian church every
Monday evening at 7 p. m.
Mrs. a. a. Kellogg, Pres.
VRS. E. P. Hahhond, Sec'y. . .
Y. M. C. A. Meets every Sunday at 3 p m.
M. E. cnurch. . - W. S. Hallv, Pres.
M. E. Rigby, See. . -
Secretaries of above lodges will please attend
to corrections. Any society wishing to have a
place in this directory will please hand in nec
essary data.- -
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. m
Prayer meeting at S p. m. Thursday. Sunday
school each Sunaay as 10 a. m. A. E. Johnson,
Christian Church P. R. Burnett, pastor.
Preaching first and third Sundays in month,
mocain and evening. Worship every Sunday
morning. Sunday school at 10 a.m. Prayer
meeting every Thursday evening.
Presbyterian Churen F. J. Edmunds, pas
tor. Preaching at 11 a. m. and 7:20 p. m. Sun
day school at W a. m. Y. P. S.C. E., 6:15 p.m.
Baptist Church is at present without a pas
tnr Praver meetiner everv Wednesday even
ing. Sunday school at IUa.m Further notice
given as soon as posr secured.
The pastK3 of the different churches are re-
questea to sttenti to eorrecuens.
Physician and Surgeon
OSce : Rooms 2 4 3. I. O.O.F. Bldg
B. WAIT, ' "
Phy!ifias and SnaGEON.
Ia Childers' Block.
1 Physician and Surgeon.
Office: Cor. C and 7th sts.
Physician and mjrgson. .
Office: Haniliii block, up stairs.
R. O. F. DEMOREST.
v Resident Dentist. V "C"
Makes Tf ' specialty" - of- first-class
work at reasonable rates.
,Office in 'opera house, Medford.Or
ROBT. A. MILLER- ; -Att'y
-Jacksonville, Oregon. -----
Will practice in all courts of
Editor Southern Oregon Mail:
"J. D. W," in the Democratic
Times Vol. 22, No. 2S, objects to
our ' Governor Pennoyer's state
ment that '"every man of stnse
knows that no effective reduction
of tariff taxation can be made with
out supplying, the bulk of needed
revenue from some other source,
such as an income tax." The
writei'a first statement is this:
'"The fact is that reducing the
duties "on a very high protective
I tariff, like the. McKinley monstro-
si iv, oas lnvanaoiy nau a tenaencv
to increase the revenues rather than
to diminish them." . Now, dear
reader, let us examine this state
ment said to be a fact. e wilt
make it so east that even the sup
porters of the plutocrats can under
stand' it: Medford manufactures
(lour. In the vear 1S90 Medford
had a law that placed a high pro
tective tariff on all flour not made
in the city of Medford. In the
competing market- up to ISO J flour
sold m Medford for $1 per sack.
Medford' 1SUU law placed a high
protection of 50 cents per sack on
rlour made. outside of our city. The
Medford miller has the business
cornered. Jones has a good mill
on the other side of Bear creek. He
hears of Medford's high protection.
He thinks a thought. He calls on
Mr. Smith, the Medford miller, and
says, "I understand that your peo
ple ha vo placed a tax on my flour
of 50c per sack ;' why is this?"
"They wish to protect the Medford
mills and possibly the city may re
ceive an 'incidental' .revenue."
"But, Mr. Smith, how can the
city expjft a revenue since" I dare
not seil flour at a loss?"
"Now, Mr.-Jones, I will let you
into the secret of the whole matter.
You and I have been making a
yearly profit of $3000 on flour sold
to the Medford people. -1 wouIJ
like to make my t.txes' lighter and
make more on the milling business
and if jou will help me I will show
vou how you can help yourself."
'I have been thinking of the same,
Mr. Smith, for I presume you have
111 mind a wav to make vour peo
plepay the high revenue vou have
placed on mv flour."
"It is like this, Mr. Jones. Last
year you made $1000 on flour sold
in our city; I made $2000. This
was done on a sale of 1500 sacks at
a profit of 20c pt-r sack. Now, since
there is a tariff of 50c per sack, we
must get that out ' of vour way
somehow. Wc can reduce the
price of wheat and wages enough to
give us a proiit on a sai-K. ot iixur
to the amount of oOc or even more.
Our expenses for the cost of wheat
and wages, etc . has been Sue per
each sack of Hour. We can easi.lv
reduce the cost of a sack of flour to
us to 50u by the use of a contracted
currency, lower wages, the use of
labor-saving machinery and by re
ducire the price of wheat.
'That is so, Mr. b:iuth; and then
we can sell our flour at $1.25 per
'sack." . ' -
-That's it, Mr. Jones ; I see that
you have-an eye to business."
Now let us see how the millers
stand under a high proteciive tar-
ftff. ' They redut-e. the cost of
making their flour per sack 30c ts
Advanced selling price " " 25cts
a mil reducing the tariti to
19 per cent, which was a
"tariff for revenue onlv," and com
pletely failed to meet the wants of
the government. If low tan It will
produce a greater amount of reve
nue than high tariff, why was the
treasury empty when the tariff
was 19 per cent and full when it
was 24 per cent and upward? "In
consistency, thou art a jewel."
Let us gn back. Mr. Jones sells
Medford one-third of the flower she
consumes, which is o,UUU sacks.
She consumes the same under high
or low tariff. The tariff is 50 cents
per sack, which would give Med
ford' $2,500 revenue. The "tariff
reform democrats" are noiv placed
in power in Medford. They reduce
the high tariff on flour from oO
cents per sack down to 24 cents
per sack. Now let us see if "tariff
for revenue only" brings us more
revenue than high protective tariff.
Here comes Mr. Jone3 with his
5.000 sacks of flour. He pays the
24 cents tariff. The "tariff reform"
democrats count it up and find that
they - have $1,200 for "revenue
orJy." Yoj see they are short
fl,,5UU on revenue onlv. w no
has the $1,300? The mi'llers have
it and the "reformed revenue onlv"
THE BLUE AND GRAY
A Orand Scene et the' Kama Peo
ple's Party State Cenventioa.
THE WAR IS ENDED.
Ex-Confederate Soldier Nomf
nated by 274 Old Union
Abstractor and Attorney?
Office in bank building. Have the
most complete and reliable ab
stracta of title in Jackson county
w Attorney and Counsei.ur--At
- - Medford, Oren.: .
Office: . In Opera block. "
democrats have the tariff '"tink
ered." Dear reader, don't vou see that
the democrat and remil lic.ui lead
ers-are working for tin? Jones and
Smith famili -s Away wiih the
tariff devil. Tariff is a "monstros
ity" in the hands of republicans
"formed" or in the hands of demo
crats "retormed. Even the rink
ertons cannot perpetuate such a
damnable scheme of roblcry.
J. D. . s tariff reform will be
much like ".he negro's fish. A ne
gro caught a very large fi-h and
left it Ht the edge of the wa'c, se
cured by a string, and went down
the creek for more fish. Soon afer
another negro came along and see-1
ing the large fish, he exchanged it
for a small 'minnow. The other
negro, returned after a time and
found the small full. . He. lifted it
out 'of the water and said: "Is dis
niv fish? Yes.. sah, dis nuis 1 e my
fish, but who-ee, how he is swnnk.'"
Away with tariff high. Away
with tariff low. Away with your
old party chestnuts the new ones
are ripe. No, sir, our country is
not lost. Day after day recruits
are coming to us from the broken
lines of the old parties. Dawn has
come! . Come, my brother, come
up out of the old party boats. They
are sinking under the weight of the
stolen wages of . he oppressed slaves
Lib.rty is not dead! It burns
acain in the bosoms of the; sons of
the land of the setting sun. As a
Weaver and a Field stand hand. in
hand, while their tears of love and
repentance wash to whiteness the
bloody shirt, shouts go up from
shore to shore and from - shop to
shop and from farm to farm, pro-
claiminz the union of north and
south and the eternal destruction
Courage, comrade, courage 1 The
victory is ours. Why? Wo have
coufidad in each other. . In union
there is strength. S.-D.
Medford. Ore , Julv 11.
AUSTIN S. HAMMOND,
' Medford,. Oregon.
Oa,ce J O O F.. BaUding.
You can readily see that Mr.
Jones 'across the creek makes 5c
more per sack under a high protec
tive tariff than he did under free
trade, and 'Mr. Smith makes 55c
more and has become a millionaire.
You see," too, that the consumer
pays the high tariff for bevenue
and self protection; and . the
"miller's" taxes on his property
and millions are but a trifle. This
is the way a "high protective tariff
like the McKinley moiictrosity"
lowers up the revenue.
Is it a "fact,! Mr. J. D. W. that
high tariff reduces the revenue? If
so, where-will we get the money to
pay our taxes when the plutocratic
tariff tinkering democrats begin to
"ref.irm" thu tariff devil. If the
The object of the National Citizens
ndustriul Alliance is to organize ami
educate the voters of the townn ami
cities tipon tho economic iniestionH of
the day. We aim to unite with tin ull
who indorse the St. Louis platform til
1892. but who are ineligible to member
ehip in other reform organization. Any
person over sixteen years of age uiay
join onr order excepting stockholders,
officers or salaried attorneys of railway,
express, telegraph or national banking
We work in perfect harmony with the
Knights of Labor and the Fanners' Alli
ance, and have the hearty indorsement
and co-operation of all the other reform
workers and leaders of the nation. The
vote of tho towns and cities is tho only
hopo of Wall street, and every tme re
former ebonld aid us in onr efforts to
push the work of organization and edu
cation in. every city, town and village
and thus nnite and strengthen our
forces. The interests of the Imninexs
men are identical with those of the
farmer and laborer, and all feel the baud
of oppression upon them. Our oppress
ors never sleep, and we must ever be
watchful and np and doing. The eue
mies of the people are leagued together
in secret onramzation, and we most
meet them and defend onr rights by
All who are willing to aid the right lu
the struggle now upon us nre requested
to apply to Mrs. Annie L. Qiggs. ua
tional secretary National Citizens In
dustrial alliance, 803 A Street. N. E.
Washington. ' '
- A Hard Han to llaat.
Tom Watson is the most iopnlar man
in Georgia, if we are to judge by the el
forts used to defeat him for Congress m
i the Tenth district. . (Jetierai tiordon
BY H. A. WHITE, AUGCSTA, KAX3AP.
' The recent people's Party State
convention for the state of Kansas,
held at Wichita on the loth, 16th
and 17th of June was a most won
derful assemblage in more ways
But the climax was reserved for
the last, and right royal was it ren
dered and to bo fully compre
hended it must have been seen.
Xo pen can give the inspiration of
the scene .it least mine can not.
The convention really began its
preliminary session on the night of
the 14th, holding a very late ses
sion that night for speeches and a
general expression of ideas. Then
each day and night thereafter
hard-working sessions were held,
hiKtintr in loner nflrr liiidnieh
o o c 1
finally closing at nearly two o clock
in the morning of Friday the 17th.
Day and night, in the midst of a
sultry heat in a cicely crowded
opera house, those 553 delegates
clung to their work, not letting up
for meals until late meal hours,
when any important matter was
before 1 hem
It seems is if they would stay all
summer if the work could not be
satisfactorily compleU-d sooner.
Time seemed to be of little con
sideration, results seemed to be
everything with them. But to the
climax. Bv the order of business.
the nomination of Congressman at
large was left to the last, and this
order was rrached about 1 o'clock
on the morning of the 17th. The
rule has been to call eongef sional
districts in' the order of their num
bers for prcsenta io:i of candidates,
but now Col. Kred Clo.e, a one
armed ex-Union soldier ami the
People's candidate for Congress in
t he-first district, arose and moved
to suspend the rules and nominate
Col. W. A. Harris, of Leavenworth
county, an ex-CoiuVderate officer,
onco a member of (Jen. R. E. Lee's
staff, to that otlicc by acclamation.
Colonel Close informally followed
his motion with a touchii g and
heroic spvech ns to the 11 otives
that inspired him to this action,
which electrified the whole audi-
ience. lieiore closing i:e stiigestea
that everv ex-Union soldier n the
convention who coincided with him
should second the nomim;t':-n bv
rising and remaining ft; n ling
until they should be counle-, and
that all others should remain
seated. Immediately 274 old vet-
raus stood in the dim luht
with right hands ra:.ned (or in the
absence of right hands, the left was
lraftcd into the service,) btnnding
in silent tableau like living statuary
eagerly leaning forward to be
counted in testimony that with
them tho war was n led, hat with
th m sti riers up of sectional hate
had 110 place. That with them the
bloody shirt was folded decently
and laid out of sight. That with
them the fict that a fellow citizen
with them now, who had in - the
past worn the "gray" bravely bat
tling on the tme side of a great con
stitutional question, while they
were upon the other side, until the
stern arbitrali n of the battle had
settled it, should no longer 'count
against him. since he hr.s patrioti
cally accented thu result and has
cast his lot in with all u oi citizens
of our State, and is givii.g his
best efforts to the upbuilding of
our country, prosperity ana me
glorv of our State.
When the teller announced that
274 old veterans, a majority of tho
entire convention, had thus second
d tho nomination of Colonel Har
ris, shouts shook the building, and
nearly an hour was consumed by
tho old veterans in a grand re
die, the present president of the
Kansas State Alliance. -Brother
Diddle was twice punctured, with
confederate lead, and most miracu
1 tusly and narrowly escaped death
by his wounds upon the field of bat
tle. He is now the candidate of
the People's Party for treasurer in
this state. He electrified the au
dience as he stood there saying in
substance: "This is one of the
proudest moments of my life, and
I gladly 6cize this opportunity to
testify that with me the war is
ended and I am ready to clasp
hands in fraternal fellowship with
any and all who were once my
deadly enemies on the field of
conflict, when they come with us
in our efforts to save to this people
the great boon of equal rights to all
and special privileges to none."
That the scenes attending the nom
ination of Colonel Harris furnished
a most fitting finale to this most
wonderful convention, every one
felt who witnessed them. An ex
confederate soldier said of it:
When,the wi:es shall carry the
news of that event over the tunny
South, a shout of joy will po up
from, her sons, and it will bring
thousands of voters to the ranks of
the People's Party." In conclusion
h't me say that the very atmos
phere of that convention ball
seemed redolent with success, and
all went away loth to depart, but
happy of having been there. Na
BARGAINS! -BARGAINS! BARGAINS!
DflVlS & POTTEfiGEH'S.
WE WILL SELL FOR THE NEXT THIRTY DATS AST
CROCKERY & GLASSWARE AT COST.
COME EARLY AND GET A BARGAIN.
W3 Will Also Civs Away One of Our 44-Piec Tea Sett.
Chance for Each Dollar's Purchase of
democratic gold bugs are permitted an(1 iflnentia men are' nidhijr lajor
to "reform" this tariff deyil, he. will . mack, the Democratic candidate.' in hia
have more power to tax the dear
p-.-oplo" according to J. D. W.'s own
argument, than the twin, republican
branch. '' ' '
Mr. J. D. W. tells that "in 1857
the republican party, assisted
the know nothings, passed I piajjt,
campaign against Watson, lu the mean-
time Watson is attending strictly to his
duties in -Washimrton. The nnery is. If
it takes three of the ablest men iu Heor
cia to fight Tom when he ain't there.
how many is it going to take wben be is
on the spot? Columbia 3. V,) Cotton
County Alliance Meeting'.
The delegates representing the
various sub alliances of Jackson
county met on Julv S, 1S92, at
Medford at 10 a.m. In the absence
of the president and vice-president
the secn-tarv called the meeting to
order and Ira Wakefield was elected
as chairman pro tern.
Committee on credentials report
ed the following alliances repre
Antioch Geo. A. Jackson, Perry
Foster. Chas. Sydenstricker.
Brownsbro J. H. Lav man,
Pine Grove J. A. Martin, W. S
Eden J. II. Woodv, A. C.
Smith, Jr., S. II. Holt, Miss Nanie
Gold Hill D. B. Mardon, J." V.
Maaterson, Hemy Xlock, B. A.
Knotts F. Poujade, Jno. Mardon.
Lone Oak J. W. Smith.
Phoenix Ira Wakefield, R. T.
Blackwood, Elmer Coleman.
Progress Wella Bceson, Anson
Jacobs. Allen Ablmtt, James Briner,
E. E. Dewing, Estella DuCIos, Ella
Walker G. N. Hesselgrave. C.
II. Ercanbrack. E. F. Walker, C.G.
Armstrong. J. Hanson.
Table Rock S. M. Ncal n, n.F.
Uuiontown James Armj ricst.
II. D. Russell. W. W. Cameron, A
Throckmorton. . - .
Pleasant Creek Thos. H. B.
Nay lor J. McPherson, W. S.
Crowell, J. W. Lawton, G. W. Bash
Lake Creek W. D. Bowles, Mrs.
Bowles, John Grieves, Mrs. S. E
Soda Sprincs Not represented.
Independence Not represented.
Woodvillc B. K. Stevens. .
Trail Creek Dick Vincent, Har
vey Richardson, L. J. Marck, 5. P.
L. L. Polk J. W. Miller, G. S.
Briggs, F. G. Kcrtson, P. II. Oviatt.
Prospect Ervin McUall, o. i.
The secretary read a financial
statement covering receipts and ex
penditures since Juno oO, lsal.
which was accepted and ordered
placed on file.
1 lie lollowing oincers were elect
ed for the coming year:
Pn sident S. H. Holt. .
Vice President J. W. Marks
berry. Secretary Win. II. Breese.
Treasurer Geo. A. Jackson.
Chaplain E. L. Thompson.
Lecturer Ira Wakefield.
Steward Estella DuCIos.
Doorkeeper P. H. Oviatt.
Asst. Doorkeeper Ella Terrill.
The next meetinir of the county
alliance will be held at Medford,
Friday October 11, 1892.
Wm. H. Breese,
Sec'y Co. Alliance.
J. S. HOWARD.
Ory Goods, Boots I Shoes, Grocrcies,
The best goods at the lowest prices for Cash.
for country produce.
The highest prices paM
PURE DRUGS AT POPULAR PRICES.
Chamois, Spores and a Full Line of "Toilet PreparatieBS.
PRESCRIPTION'S CAREFULLY COMPOUNDED DAY. AND SIGHT.
A'.l orders answered with car and dispatch- Our stock of Uedleine
is complete, w&r.-anted and ot the btt quality.
ADKISMS & WEBB,
SHELF AND HEAVY HARWARE.
Stoves, Tin and Willow "Ware.
Cycone and Hoosier Pumps.
0Evcry artiele bears a guarantee.
union and class nieetinjr, as our
Methodist friends would call it, in
which the fullest flow of patriotic
sentiment of the most lofty strain
held sway in all ways recognizing
the fatherhood of God and the
brotherhood of man, and putting to
shame the narrow, unforgiving.
vituperative hate, which has so
long characterized '. so many who
lor unholy parlifan purposes have
sought to keep alive sectional ani
mosities aiid acrimonious bitter
ness. ' Prominent among the old
veterans who thus gave utterance
13 these manly sentiments were
.General and ex-Congressman
Harrison Kelly, and W, II. Bid-;
G. COOPER, pFOpP.,
Medford, - Oregon.
The. silver plank of the Republican
convention is an exact counterpart of
Garrard's silver plank in tbe Ueorjfia
Democratic platform. The Constitution
says: "The Republican silver plank ia iu-
tended to deceive the people. It 1
traddle which means tiotbing a piece
of grinning hypocrisy that ought to be
revolting to all honest people.
The Constitution ntuuibled on th
truth for once. There is uo donbt that
all honest people are disgusted with
tue hypocrisy of tbe Kepnblieau party.
But why shouldn't onr people be eonally
disgusted with the silver plank of the
lato Democratic party of Georgia? It is
a facsimile of tho Republican silver
plank. We believe they are. and every
mail convinces ns of tbe truth of this
The only thing that the Georgia De
mocracy could offer the people was a Re-
1 puBUuaa Dum ywuv
First-class BoarOy the Day, ffeek or HontK
Centrally Located, West Side of the S. P. fe. R. Depot.
BRICK - YARDS,
G. W. PRIDDY, PROP.
140,000 Brick an Hand. First Class Quality-. Lara and Small
Orders Promptly Filled.
Brick Vtovit of All Iinds
Executed With Satisfaction. Give Me a Call