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THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE
AND PEOPLE'S PARTY- OK
SOUTHERN OUEGON. . ; ' .
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tt onapatnmlzo this ppr. It
will be appreciated bj all Cbm bM
fanners, from whom yoa gt tnOm.
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' , vol. iv. ' ... ;, gfflfffr" ;": , medford: Oregon, Friday, july 22, 1892. : ; . ,. no. 29.
SOCIETIES OF MEDFORD.
K. of P. Tjlismnn lodge No. 31, meets M m
: Say evening at 8 p. m. Visiting brothers al
ways welcome. M. W. Skekl, C. C.
J. A. Whitman, K. of R. & S.
A. O. tl. W. Lodsre No. OS. meets every sec
ond and fourth Tuesday in the month at S p. m.
in thoir 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 I. O. O. F.
hall every Saturday at at & p. m. Visiting
D. S. YOCSGS, N. G. .
A C. Nicholson. Rec. Sec
I. O. O. F. Rotrue River E
No. 3D. meets in J. O. O. F. hall the second and
fourth Wednesdays of each month at S p. m.
W. I. V AWT Kit, C. P.
B. S. Webb. Scribe.
Olive Rebekah Lodge No. S, meets in I. O.
O. F. hall first and third Tuesdays of each
month.. Visiting listers invited to attend.
- Mrs. D..S. Yocscs, N.G. -
A. C Nicholsos. Sec.
A. F. & A. M. Meets first Friday on or. be
. fore full moon at S p. -m.. in A. O. U. W. hali.
N. L. NARItEGAN, W. M.
J. s. Howard, Sec.
G. A. R. Chester -A. Arthur Post No. 47.
meets in U. A. R. hall every second and fourth
"Thursdays io each month at 7:W p. M.
- G. C NoUL. Com.
J. H. Faris, Adjt. ;
F. A. & L TJ. I. L. polk lodge No. 283, meets
every Tuesday at 3 p. m.
J. V. Miller, Pres.
G. 3. Biuggs, Ssc
Ejworth League meets each Sunday even
ing at 6:n. 1. T. Lawton, presideut, Julia
"Sonus People's Lit rrary meets Friday even
in; 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.
Mas. E. P. Hajihosd, Sec'y.
Y. M. C. A. Meets every Sunday at S p m.
M. K. cnurch. - W.S. HiLLv, Pres.
M. E. Rigbt, See. - .
Secretaries of above lodges will please attend
to corrections. Any scciety wishing to have a
' place in this directory will please hand is nec
CHURCHES OF BEDFORD.
""- Methodist Episcopal Church E. E. Thomp
: son. pastor. St-rrices the second 'and fourth
Sabbaths: morning. II a. m.. evening; 7:30 p. m
Prayer meeting at 3 p. m. Thursday. Sunday
school each Sunday as 10 a. m. A. E. Johnson,
Christian Church P. R. Burnett, pastor.
Preaching first and third Sundays in month,
moraine and evening. Worship every Sunday
moraiug. Sunday school at 10 a.m. Prayer
meeting every Thursday evening.
Presbyterian Chnrcn-i-F. J. Edmunds, pas
tor. Preaching at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Sun
day school at 10 a. m. Y. P. S. C. E :15 p. m.
Baptist Church is at present without a pas
- tor. Prayer meeting every Wednesday even
ing. Sunday school at 10 a. m Farther notice
given as soon as pastor is secured.
' The pastors of the different churches are re-
quesied to attend to corrections.
Physician asd Surgeon
. Medford, Oregon. .
035ce : Rooms 2 4 3. I O.O.F. Bldj
Physician and Surgeon.
OSSce: In Childer' Block.
. i'uysician ana surgeon.
Office: Cor. C and 7th sts,
Physician and Surgeox.
: Medford, Oregon. ,
Office: ; Hamlin block, up stairs:
. F. DEMOREST,
Makes a-specialty- of first-class
work at reasonable rates.
Office in opera house, Medford, Or
OBT. A. MIDLER
Att'y and Counsklloei-at-law.
Will practice in all courts of the
' State. " '
Abstractor and Attorney -
Office in bank-building. Have the
mobt complete' and reliable, ab: 1
stracts of title in Jackson county
Attorney and Counseluor--At
. "Medford, Oregon, .
; Pffice: Irj Opera block. ;
AUSTIN S. HAMMONP,
Qffice: I.O.O.F. Building.
Following Three Articles
from the Pen of Ira Wake
A W03TDEBFUL WHITER.
Justice Shalt Triumph A. JJatural
Kesult Watchman, What of
the Night P
Written for the Mail by Ira Wakefield.
Justice Shall Triumoh.
There's a voice from out the waters,
There's a signal ia the sky:
The night tieucl yields his lawless
To the Uod of day &-.d the realm of
The sword unsheathed by yeoman
And whet to an edge on slavish bands.
Shall return to its rusty scabbard uo
more ' "
Till justice shall triumph and the land
own her power.
The ballot! the ballot! hang3 out in
The sword oi the learned, the just and
the truo. ;
Let the blood rod steel be a thing of
And the bullet! the ballot! forever last.
While seed vimj and harvest aiternutc
May our land be the home of the brave
aud the free.
May all r.aiions aud tongues be trans
ported with bliss
Whan they hear from our balloU. We
conquered by this.
A Natural Result.
Deprecate it as much as we do or
may, thes-e terrible days of riot and
bloodshed, now hardly passed, at
Wardner (Coeur d'Alene mines)
and at Homestead, Pa., are but a
result of our finaiu-ial and social
system, which sooner or' latrr must
give place to a more equitable ad
justment between cipital and labor.
Why should it be delayed? We
cannot now see that ar.y good can
come of these strikes, but 011 the
contrary much present harm. That
thesu strikes will increase in mag
nhude and nuiiib-rs until an equi
tuole adjustment is made, we be
lieve, and , perhaps "U is the only
thing that can arouse the slumber
ing conscience of our nation as
John Brown, of Harper's ferry
fame, and the victims of Marias du
Cygni-, Kansas, in i-lawry times
were the ill-omened birds that pre
saged the terrible days of the Six
ties. So, perhaps, these blood,
strikes are the immediate forerun
ners of a more direlul cuntiict, the
tu-giniui.g of the end of plutocratic
missrnle. We liave long h jpjd
for a paaceabte settlement of
our fiiiaiicial . dilliculty. but as 1
have Defore said, it may require a
bloody atonement. But let us hoe
not. Bu' if our republic ' is to g.
down at ''high noon" while a.- yvt
no shadow is cast, il will be
amidst such losses of bltHnl ami
treasure as our earth has uotknowti
since the dawn of Listory, nor will
any other gover.iment arise on its
ruins, for the ruin will be complete,
and not until untold ages have
passed away and some other navigator-
shall have discovered our
shores will it be . ever again peo
pled. ' .
Watchman, What of ths Niht?
- This text comes to us with a new
signilicauce . today. We are in a
twilight. . Is it the t.viliglit of a
morning the world has hoped for so
long, or the tivtlight of a de
scending dark night that shall
crush out every spark of hope that
has hung like a ray of glory over a
sin cursed earth?
WHAT OF THE NIGHT?
Two hundred years ago salvation
that was supposed to save and
make men better and the world
happier, was predicated upon works
of which the "finance" of the Ro
mish church of today is a relic".
Under such a conception of the
teaching of God's word, men not
only did not grow better, but the
then civilizaiion was - fast fading
out, and what little advance the
world had attained unto was prov
ing more of a curse than a blessing.
t lieu came tne nistorical reiorina
tion, and faith became the talis-
manic word, roadway and power of
salvation and the ; way back to
Eden. That it was a more correct
interpretation of God'o word'and a
vast improvement over the former
in beneficial results to the human
raoe. the sequel has fully proved.
Not -that faith alone is now
taught as the oiily . essential to
present and future ealvatiou, but
has been the absorbing thought
and teaching, while lyurks meet fur
salvation have been only referred to
as incidental or aids to faith. I
need but to refer here to the philo-
sophical law of human thought and I
to extremes, and onlv ask, have
not those extremes, in the case
stated, deen reached", and do we
not see hopeful signs of a reforma-j
tion along these lines, in multiplied
churches, hospitals, etc. and special
efforts for the amelioration of the
ills of Man? The churches are begin
ning to recognize the demands of
the body as never before,, ns having
a prior right for sympathetic aid,
noil an effectual door for the en
trance anil recognition of the
higher needs and demands -f the
spirit life of man. This is in t he
right direction and is everywhere
hailed vith gratitude. Only let us
not stop slurt of our special privi
lege, should we not enter every
field of promise? . As churches, do
we not recognize all around us the
baleful effect of an evil system of
rovernment, then content ourselves
trying to remove as far as possible
those effects, and studiously ignore
the cause. Is not our field us
much p.ilitieal a social and mural?
Nay, at the present time, moie so,
for the gigantic evil th t sire over
whelming US cnnni-I, le reaelu il or
reim-died any other way. Christ,
the Son of God, never hut once re
sorted to violence, and then in de
fense of the poor. The Jewish the
ocracy had corrupted into an aris
tocracy. The rich had cornered
the Jews' shecki l. which was only
legal t-nder, at the temple service.
(just us Shylock has done this day
with our.lejfal tender gold) and for
the samp purpose to make capital
out of the necessities of the j o -r.
Christ with ascou ge drove them
from his house. Shall we rumen"
ourselves with d iin less with our
liallots? The chuhes have the
power, have the kiiow,ed,:e and
the wili to say that there shall I e
one law for the rich and poor
alike, or whether the ivior shall
continue the subjects of missrule,
oppression and class legislation.
What of the night? The crisis is
upon us. Our churches will no long
er have the privilege of ignoring the
issue. They must speak from pul
pit ami pew, and that, too. with no
uncertain sound, and the future of
our various churches will depend
much upon their action in our pres
. Still is Kicking.
Talent, July, M, 1S92.
Editor Southern Orcitoo Mail:
I am kicking, while I am en
thusiastic in favor of the public
sch-Hil system, and believe it to be
the mainstay of the nation, and
should be fostered by every legiti
mate means in the power of our
laws. But it Seems to me that tin:
people of Oregon have cause to
growl at the "Powers that be," in
the frequency that we have to
change the kind of school books
used; and the trouble is that etery
time the change is made the l-ook
are of less value. If there was an
i ;ij movement it would not be so
But the immediate cause of this
"kick" is that wnile the eop!e are
hiirthened will) a debt thai seems
almot out of the question to ever
pay, our county Loani has raised
die salary of our worthy school
superintenbent. I am a, personal
Irienu of Mr. Price and think him
highly qualified for the position ol
schitol superintendent But I also
think there are at least a hundred
other persons, both gentlemen
ulid ladies, that are fullv as well
qtialilied to perform the duties of
Uie office, that would be glad to do
so for a lu?s salaiy than has heeu
paiu in uie past, msteau 01 Having
Just consider the case. ''Js' farn
ers, while we may not have tl.e
time and money invested that
would be necessary to obtain an ed
ucation suitable to fill such an of
fice, we probably have more money
invested in our farms and uiachin
erv, and I know we put iu more
time and harder labor, and 1 do
not know of a farmer that is mak
ing i7UU from his own labor, in
cluding the investment in his farm,
on which he has to pay the heavy
tax that is required to keep up the
interest on the public debt. I say
it is time the salaries of our officials
should be reduced to suit the cir
cumstances of the rest of a, in
stead of being increased. I pre
Riime I will be classed as a "Jvronic
Kicking Krank" by some, but;I
appeal to taxpayers to say whether
1 am right or not.
Oregon Wild Grape.
The 27th quart jrly session of the
Stat j Horticultural soeioty, which has
just closed it tntering labors at Hood
Rivar, was largely uiWad-'d. One of I"' cP' eneu.uu...
tha important f .aturjs of tha session I when we deduct the amount of coin
was tho selection of tha Or, gon wild exported and paper currency -de-mith
flor to rouresont the royed Ihe amount hoarded by
Various other plants und flow
r r,. lU,.,,o,l ,.nH iV,b hlntia.tn of
the v-ild irrana was finallv adopted,
Whether or not the adoption of this
native flower will will meet with gen
eral publio favor is not kaown yet.
FIGURES WON'T LIE
Reliable Tables as to the Amount of
Money iu Circulation.
AMOUNT PER CAPITA.
Bsad Carefully and Preserve fur Fu
Through the kindness of G. S.
Briggs we give the following clip
pings from different sources as to
the amount of money in circulation
per capita covering different peri
ods: CIKCCLATKMf PER CAPITA.
Year. Ciiculution. Population. Prcap.
li;ki...$:.8iU !WItt Si.SIl!,i8l JoJ 01
!0 4-"7,0 9
5 SJ 41)"i.i 01
I i ?S
gi ve ' I
of figures n careful ami candid pe-
Theo take a little time 10
rviic-ct, antt don 1 we pray you, 1:
in too great a hurry. There are im
portant facts concealed beneath
this mathematical displav, and it
may be the suspicion will tiegin to
dawn upon vonr mind that in some
direct or remote manner vu have
had sonii-thing to do in pmducing-j
it. ion certainly wont conclude
1 hat t lies figures have fallen into
so suggestive a form by an acci
dent, or that they have spontane
ously arrayed themseives together
without effort and without purpose.
They cover, as you see, twenty-
two years nearly a generation
mid are made to move in regular
order towards a predestined end.
There mu-t have liecn intelligence
hack of ail this. They too plainly
teli a tale of dolinerate purpose to
admit of U-ing relegated to the do
main of fortuitous events. They
reveal a cmi'iing hand. They tell
of wonderful resources of intellect.
CinCCLATIOX PEK CAPITA.
In the I'acilic Express of Janu
ary 9, we quoted an article on per
enpita circulation from the Pacific
Union, a reliable reform paper pu'
lished in San Francisco, in which
the per capita circulation wan
given for each .year from ISGti to
liSS7, showing a decrease from
about $52 in 1SGG to $6.U7 in l."87.
This table has been disputed by
a number of our readers, who are
satisfied with the present monopo
listic rule, and it has 1 ecu doubted
by others, who cannot believe that
our finances have been run so fully
in the interests of the inonev kings.
And yet, staitliug as the table
seems, it is only too true, and the
wonder to the man who has kept
himself Histcd on our financial his
tory is the slowness of the people
to awake to a realization of the rob
bery that has been legalized for the
last twenty years.
VIm;ii t he first effects of contrac
tion wero being fell the subsidised
press of the country cried 'overpro
duction." and the unsophisticated
partisan accented the statement and
prayed for a foreign war to make a
market for his products, ignoring
the fact that thousands of his own
countrymen were suffering for f e
necessaries of life because of the
contraction scheme inai was ueing
ing pushed with such vigor by the
treasury officials and the Wall
A slight relief was experienced in
1881 and 1882 by the coinage of
silver, after which by the contrac
tion of bank currency and the hold
ing of siver coinage down to tho
minimum, the downward road was
again struck, which has brought us
to our present embarrassing finan
If we take the statement made
by President Harrison as a true
statement of the amount of inonev
in circulation we would find about!
! i a ..: 1 .. : ' '
banks and other schemers, we have
1 ,? .1 .".1
vei v le.icwo iu : ui-nriu ot
i startling table quoted from the lu
cifio Union is true.
As an evidence of the correctness
of the figures given, ws call, atten-
tion to the fact that in 1877, the
Inter-Ocean, good republican au
thority, published the following ta
ble, which it claimed to have com
piled from official sources, showing
the amount of our circulation, per
capita, and its 1 contraction from
1S05 to 1877:
Year. Corrency. Population. Pr cap.
1805... $1,651,282,373 34.819,531 $47 42
1800... 1,803,702,720 35,537.148 50 70
1807... 1,330.414.017 3039,502 30 08
1SG8... 813. Ifi9,777 87.010,9)9 22 08
18 ',9... 7),02.999 37,779,800 19 85
1870... 740.039,179 38,558,371 19 19
1871... 734.244,774 39,750,073 18 47
1S72... 730.349,212 49.978.607 17 97
1873... 7:58.291.749 42.245,110 17 4s
1874... 779,03I,59 43,550,750 17 84
1875... 779.1C7.250 44.8lM5.705. 17 33
1870... 735,358.8:;2 40,284.344 15 89
1377... 090.413,391 47,714,89 14 GO
By comparing this with the first
eleven years ns given by the article
taken from the Pacific Union, it
will be seen that the figures are
practically the same; and these fig
ures taken from the Inter-Ocean
of course will not be disputed. Of
course we cannot produce the Liter
Ocean statement for the ten 3'ears
lietween 1877 and 1SS7, because it,
for reasons best known to financial
reformers, has not yet published
the continuation of the above table.
But this is sufficient to substanti
ate the general correctnss of our
former table. At another time we
will have more to say on this ques
tion. But is it any wonder that busi
ness is largely done on credit, and
that iu the Mississippi valey states
corn is worth Ironi IU to 0 cents,
and onts from 10 to 14 cents per
bushel? Is it any wonder that
inonev is scarce and times are hard?
lhc Chicago Inter-Ucean gave
the following table in lSi in an
swer to an inquiry:
Year. Currcnrr. Population. Pr cap.
1S05...I.G5I.2$X373 i4,819.5si S 42
1S6S... 1.S0 1,702.726
35,5 "7. 143
750.1 2"..( S3
19 19 i
"The currency included in the
nltove amounts comprises demand
and one and two year treasury
notes authorized by the acts of
l)ece:nber 27, 1S57 ; December 17,
1SG0, and March 2, 1S91; tempor
ary ten day loans and one year cer
tificates of indebtedness; treasury
n ites, payable in two yenrs and in
sixty days; seven-thirty three year
notes, compound interest notes, 3
er cent certificates, non-interes
Iwaring demand and and "legal ten
der notes, fractional currency, state
bank notes and national bank
State bank circulation tl42.019.G3S
National kink circulation.. H6.2.-.7.ST.0
D.-mand notes 472,603
Lgal tender notes. 4o2.US7,ft;G
On j und two year notes. . . . 42.338.710
Compound interest notes... 1!K,756.0$0
Fractional currency 25,O05,52S
Amount outstanding as
ikt treasurer's report,
Ixss in gold..52(0.0.000
Loss in silver. 20,0OJ,0J0
Loss in paper
cu rroncy . . . 50,C00,0CO
Loa in frac
paper cur. . 6,000,000
Held as re
H.-ld U. S.
Coin sent n
ed as cur. . . 76,000,000
I will give the following tables,
showing the amount of currency in
circulation in the year 1SG5 and
National bank notos $171,32:,903
L'inil tender and other
. . wa,vio,;w
Stats bunk notes
Sjven-thirty notes. . .
National bank notes $280,253,815
Stato bank notes 9,748,025
Legal tender and other notes 608,S70,823
Mohawk, Aug. 17, 1S75.
Sirs: Your letter ol the 15th inst.
has been received. In answer I have
to sav thut the seven-thirty notes were
intended, prepared, issued mid used as
money. very uespeciiuuy loura.
Bcrkev's MoneT System (1S76)
gives the money in circulation Oc
tober 31. 18G5, as follows:
Coupon interest notes . ..$173,012,141 00
Sjven-thirty treas. notes 830,000,000 00
days notioa 09,107,715 46
Cortifioates of indebted
ness 55,905,C0O 00
Tr.asurv notes. 5 ner '
eottt....." S2,5S6,901 00
United Slates notts 428,110.569 00
Fractional currency 26.0."S7,4t9 20
Nutional bunk notes .... 185,090,OCO CO
Stato bank notes 65,0C0,0C0 CO
Total circulation.. 1,804,779,855 66
- Raisro) Journal
Davis & Pottenger,
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GROCERIES, CROCKERY, GLASSWARE,
Ciunaware, Woojsa & WiEowware.
GOOD GOODS AND LOW PRICES.
GIVE US -A. TEIAL
Free Delivery to Any Part of the City.
FIRST DOOR WEST OF POSTOFFICE.
J. S. HOWARD.
Dry Goods, Boots i! Shoes, Grocrcies,
The best goods' at the lowest prices for Cash. The highest pricac paid -
for country produce.
MEDFORD, - - - OREGON,
PURE DRUGS AT
Chamois, Sponges and a Full
All orders answered with cara and
is complete, warranted
SHELF AND HEAVY HARWARE.
Stoves, Tin and Willow Ware.
Cycone and Hoosier Pumps.
09"Every article bears a guarantee.
G. COOPER, Propr.,'
First class Board liy
Ceutrally Iscated, West
G. W. PRIDDY, PROP.
140,000 Brisk on Hand. First Class Quality Lara and Small
Orders Promptly Filled.
Brick Work of All Kinds
Executed With Satisfaction. Give Me a Gall
XI 111 fl I
Line of Toilet Preparalicas. ., .
COMPOUXDED DAY ASO MGHL;
dispatch. Our stock of Medicine :
and of the best quality.
lie lay, feel or Moil
Side of the S. P. R. R. Depot.
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