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A Paper Of, By and For the Teoplc!
MEDFORD: OREGON, FRIDAY, SEPT. 16, 1802.
SOCIETIES OF MEDFORD.
K. of P. Talisman lodge No. Si, meets Mon
day erening at 8 p. m. Visiting brothers al
ways welcome. M. W. SkbKl, C. C.
J. A. Whitxas, K. of S. S S.
-A. O. TJ. vr. Lodge No. D8, meets every sec
ond and fourth Tuesday in the month at 8 p. m.
in their ball in the opera block. Visiting
rothers invited to attend.
J. A. Whiteside, W. M.
G. P. MXRRiMAir, Recorder.
L O. O. F. Lodge No. S3, meets in I. O. O. F.
hall every Saturday at at lp.m Visiting
brothers always Welcome.
D. S. YOUSGS, N. O.
A. C. Nicholson, Rec Sec
L O. O. P. Rogue River Encampment. Lodge
No. SO, meets in I O. O. F. hall the second and
ourth Wednesdays of each month at 8 p. m.
W. L Vawtkk, C. P.
B. S. Webb, Scribe.
Olive Rebetah Lodge No. 2. meets In I. O.
O. F. hall first and third Tuesdays of each
month. Visiting sisters invited to attend.
Mrs. D. S. Youngs, N.G.
A. C. Nicholson, Sec
A. F. Jt A- M. Meets first Friday on or be
fore full moon at S p. m, in A. O. IT. W. hall.
N. L. Narregan, W. M.
J. S. Howard, See.
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.
8. C Noble, Com.
J. H. FARI3, Adjt.
P. A. & L TJ. L. L. Polk lodge No. 385, meets
very Tuesday at 8 p. m.
- G. 8. Briggs, Pres.
EDworth Leaeue meets each Sunday even
ing at 6:30. D. T. Lawton, president, Julia
Youne People's Literary meets Friday even
ing of each week, under the auspices of the
W. C. T. TJ. Meets at Christian church every
Monday evening at T p. m.
Mrs. A. A. Kellogg, Pres.
Mrs. E. P. Hammond, Sec y.
Y. M. C. A. Meets everv Sunday at S p. m.
at M. E. church. W. S. Hallt, 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
CHURCHES OF MEDFORD.
Methodist Episcopal Church E. E. Phlpps
pastor. Services the second and fourth
Sabbaths; morning. 11 a. m. evening, 7:30 p. m
Prayer meeting at 3 p. m. Thursd&y. Sunday
school eacn &unaay as xu a. m. -A., jooomo,
Christian Church No pastor at present;
Preaching first and third Sundays in month,
morning and erening. Worship every Sunday
morning. Snnday school at 10 a.m. Prayer
meeting every Thursday evening.
Presbyterian Churcn F. J. Edmunds, pas
tor. Preaching at 11 a. sn- and 7 :: p. m. Sun
day school at 10 a. m. Y. P. S. C. E., 6:15 p. m.
Baptist Church T. H. Stephens, pastor.
Preaching at 11 a. m. and 7z30 p. m.
Prayer meeting every Wedaeisday even
ing. Sunday school at 10 a. m
" The pastors of the different churches are re
quested to attend to corrections.
Physician and Scrgeon
Office : Rooms -23, I.O.O.F. Bldg
Physician and Scrgeon.
Office: In Childers' Block
i hysician ana surgeon.
Office: Cor. C and 7th. sts,.
Physician and Surgeon.
Medford, Oregon. '
Office: Hamlin block, tip stairs.
R. O. F. DEMOREST,
Makes a specialty of first-class
work at reasonable rates.
Office in opera house, Medford.Or
OBT. A. MILLER-
1 .... . ..... . . .... ... ....
"Att'y and Counsellor-at-law.
Will practice in
courts of the
Abstractor and Attorney-
Office in bank building. Have the
most complete and reliable ab
stracts of title in Jackson county
Attorney and Counsellor-
Office: In Opera block.
1 USTIN S. HAMMOND,.
. LQ-OiF.' Building.
Lift the Burden and Place it
Where it Belongs.
Action Now, Or Tour More
Long Tears of Slavery!
Are we in danger, or are we de
luded by fanatics who cry danger !
danger 1 when we are enjoying to
a great degree, prosperity, peace
Let us take a look over our
"Land of the brave and the free."
What do we see? We look upon a
land that cannot be excelled in
fertility, the proof of which is seen
in the billions of bushels of pro
ducts harvested year after year by
the toiling American . yeomanry.
1 ou never looked upon a more
. Let us turn our eyes upon the
beautiful and busy cities and
villages of our prolific country.
Here we see the glitter of wealth
and hear the sound of the eternal
hammers and . wheels of industry.
beience, with its roots planted in
liberties' American soil has lifted
her head farther and farther into
the heavens of genius.
nat more can we say r Are we
not a prospeEOiis and happy peo
ple? Why are we disturbed by
this cry of distress?
Christianity has, in this grand
country of ours, kept her lamps
trimmed, and their, perpetual
burning has ever cast the soft
white rays 01 peace into the homes
and hearts of a happy people.
On every hand we hear the songs
iof joy, thankfulness and riches.
Aeain I ask. why should we be
-j disturbed by the watchman in the
midst of our exultations and great
ness? Are we not the nation of
nations? Are we not the beacon
electric light sitting upon the
grand achievements of all the
world's greatness and perfection
How dare lha alarmist toil the
Go with me to the great Atlantic
waters that wash our eastern shores
Here we find a beautiful ship. She
is the last grand effort of humani
ties' six-thousand years of toil.
She sits there in her majesty, - at
her will she demands the father of
waters to serve her. We look her
over how beautiful and perfect.
All the tastes of man are satisfied.
We go into her the crew is happy
in her beautiful painted and dec
orated apartments. No thought of
danger here hark! hat can be
this awful sound? The alarmist is
ready to answer our question. The
people of this beautiful ship are die
ing with cholera. We hasten to
leave the ship but we are told that
Why were we alarmed! Were
we not happy? Why would we
leave this beautiful ship?
Come with me - again. Take a
walk with me through the beauti
fully grand streets of the metropo
lis of America. Now let us look
behind these beautiful scenes. You
turn away. Do you not see a hap
py and contented people?
No indeed. You find that the
good Samaritan himself is sick by
the wayside and no one is there to
pour in the oil. Are we not a hap
py people?- Why sound the alarm ?
I am glad that we have such a
grand republic. The sun never
shone on a better, or on a freer
government than ours.
Believing in the free and inde
pendent principles of our govern
ment, we should awake at every
sound of alarm and act in -concert
at once to eradicate the evils that
threaten to undermine the very
foundation purchased for us by. our
fore-fathers', blood. Shall we sell
that which has been so dearly
purchase; for a mess of pottage?
Let ue break the. shackles of gold
which bind the hands of 60,000,000
of America's freemen, who are com
pelled to pay tribute to a few blood
sucking vampires and their pur
chased perjured officials.
Shall we allow these rats of de
struction to eat up the corn of our
children simply because we have a
glorious government which lifts its
head far above the nations of the
earth? Should a people, " of a
government of the people, bow
down and worship plutocracy?
We must get out of these chains
of bondage now if we want to hold
to the sacred right of suffrage.
But is there danger? Do
not know that they have said
the people's money 6hall not
the debts they owe to the rich?
Have we been educating for 30
yearsand are still sciolists? Do
you not know that we are com
pelled to buy our currency at more
than double its. worth, because we
buy it with the product of labor
and then we must redeem it with
gold and interest?
Do you not know that our cur
rency is not money? It is a debt
it is a promise to pay. We, the
people of the U nited btates, promise
to give money for this currency,
and the products of our labor also.
These promisory notes are signed
by the people ol our government,
and the peoplo must take the pro
ducts of their labor for the use of
it as a currency, and then at last
they must pay for them in gold
when due. How do you like to
pay a hundred dollars worth of
wheat for your own note in order to
get a circulating medium, and then
when it is due you are compelled
to pay for it again in gold?
But they tell us thero is no need
The people of this nation are
under bonds to pay the national
bank notes, but to mislead the
people the banker that issues them
tells us that 11 K will pay them.
The money kings have fanned us
to sleep with their serpentine tails
and they are laughing at our silly
dreams. They first contracted a
large debt for us to pay, and then
they destroyed the money with
which we were to pay it, leaving
but scarcely enough to pay the
interest. Then they trll us that
we must worship them because
they had patriotism enough to give
$1 for $32.50 to save their country.
These damnable gold bugs are eat
ing at the very heart of our nation
while we cheerfully march on to
ruin, singing, "Sweet land of
' It is a sweet land of liberty, and
the great question that now con
fronts us is, how long shall it be
so? The scheme to enslave us
through this infernal monetary
system of Wall street and the
English hankers has plastered our
homes with mortgage: doubled our
national debt, made millions of
tramps, caused strikes and blood
shed, c.tused starved and destitute
women and children to die by the
thousands .in a land of plenty,
filled the prisons, poor-houses and
mad-houses to overflowing, s.olen
from the hearts of thousands of
patriotic people the love of home
Oh, my countrymen ! In the
name of a Washington, of a Jeffer
son, of a Patrick Henry, of a Lin
coin. Awake! Awake!
Mark! what do 1 hear; it is
the patriotic action of the great
American people in bondage, mov
ing against their common enemy,
The good Apostle James of old,
said, "Go to now ye rich men, weep
and howl for your miseries that
have come upon you." Our James
now leads the laborers who have
reaped down the fields of the rich.
See their banner waving: "EyrAL
Rights to All; Special Privile
ges to Nonk." Their crv has
entered into the ears of the Iord
Call us calamity howlers if you
like, howl for your own miseries,
we are on our way to Washington
by way of free suffrage.
Come and go with us, we will do
. S. Da.mei.son.
Themanner in which the reform
press criticises the news-gathering
and reports of the associated press
is sometimes deemed too severe.
But it is a fact known to others as
well as to reform editors that the
daily press reports are sent out by
associations owned and controlled
by monopolists, over wires owned
and controlled by the arch-monop-list
of the country, and that news
from these sources is manufactured,
colored, suppressed, or otherwise
manipulated. An evidence in point
is the almost total - silence of the
plutocratic press 'concerning tho
great and enthusiastic meetings of
the people's party in the west and
south. The ignorance and misinfor
mation of many a man who does
not desire to be unjust is traceable
directly to this source. "The con
spiracy of silence" has worked well
for a long time. Many people be
gin to see and understand it. It
is a knowledge that will lead to
wisdom at last. No republic can
afford to let one class of citizens
monopolize its telegraph facilittcs.
Nationalize the railroads and tele
A vote for Harrison is thrown
away, for he cannot possibly receive
223 electoral votes, and if the elect
ion is thrown into the house tho
fight is between Olevelnnd and
Weaver. A vote for Cleveland is
worse than thrown away, as it is a
vtite for Harrison. We would ' ad
vise the Democrats and Republi
cans left iii Oregon to come in ' out
of the wet and make Oregon, pro
test unanimously against the gold
bugs of Europo and Eastern states.
Owns Thorn Both.
A recent circular issued by Messrs. A.
R. Cliisohu & Co., of 01 Broadway, New
York city, in reviewing the general
financial situation, remarks, "The presi
dential election will fuil to influence the
market much, as both candidates are
committed to Wall street."
This language is specially significant
in view of the fuct that the circular re
ferred to is in no seni-.e political, but the
advices which a loading firm sends out
to its friends and patrons. They appar
ently know whnt they are talking about,
and as n consequence nssure their cus
tomers that the result of the presiden
tial election will have no effect on the
market Wall street owns both candi
dates. A recent circular of Mr. Henry Clews
has also something of interest on thii
Baine point, lie says:
It Is ae light ciuw of awnranoe thmt the ail
tot question wftus to havo faltvn Into tho con
trol of tUo conservative scaiimeut ot Uio coun
try. Tho vote of tho houso of representative,
controlled a It wns aiuiost entirely by polit
ical cotifcltlcraiion.-, was plain evidence, thai
nclttur lrty cared to commit itaelf to unre
stricted silver coln&eo, and.bchind this fori
lies the stronger protection that each of lh
presidential candidates absolutely commit
ted azalubl free coinage heresies, which make
any further concessions to the sliver faction
In the highest degree unlikely for tho next five
Both candidotes "absolutely commit
ted against tho free coinage heresies"
this must bo refreshing language fof
those who are supporting President
Harrison ns a friend of silver, or whe
think that Colorado ought to vote fot
either Cleveland or Hiirrison. Wall
street evidently knows its men, and if
supporting them on tho ground that they
arts finely opposed to "free coinage
In view of this fact what frio.nd.of the
silver ennse, what man interested ia the
mining industry of the state or in the
progress and prosperity of the country
at largo cau cast a voto foreitber Clove
land or Harrison? Weaver shonld carry
Colorado by practically a unanimous
vote. Rocky Mountain News.
The Kolb people in Alabama seem lit
tle inclined to compromise and condone
the great outrage that tho "organized
Democracy" of Alabama committed in
tho recent st.ito election. The honest
toiling wealth producers of that state
have made up their minds not to bow
down in humble submission to ballot
box stuffing and fraud. They will fight
it to the Litter end and appeal to the
honor of American manhood to sustain
them. There U no question but that
Koib has been deliberately and willfully
counted out. His majority in tho state
was not lc&3 than So.i0, and vet the
Jones conspirators with the ballot boxci
and the court ia their hands havo suc
ceeded in defrauding the people out ot
This demonstrate to what straits the
eld uios&baiks have been driven. They
stand not upon the tnetuod, but they
must hold the positions at anv cost.
In Georgia they aro in tho same con
dition. Nothing but steel backbone on
the part of tho reformers of Georgia
will prevent thetu from repeating the
Alabama outrage. It is already the
scheme to count us out in tho large
cities, where they thiak wo havo few
We appeal to tho law abiding citizen!
of Georgia to stand against such out
rages as havo been enacted in Alabama,
and which havo disgraced the state.
Southern Allianco Farmer.
The Troth from Alabama.
George F. Gaither, chairman of the
executive comtuitteo of the People'e
party in Alabama, writes ns follows to
Tho jSation.il Economist, W ashington
You may say to tho world that the
Peoples party is on top in Alabama.
as we have moro than two-thirds of a!
the county ofiicers in the state.
In this, the Seventh congressional dis
trict, wo carried every county, and to
day havo every couuty officer in the
Wo will carry this stato in Novembef
for tho People's party ticket by a good
majority. I have been at work every
day since I returned from Omohn, and
as a result wo have over 4.000 majority
in my district for the People's party.
ft' Too Late
Tho old parties are opening their eyes
at last to tho fuct that tho people can
not bo humbugged forever; that their
cries of "protection" and "tariff reform"
have lost their charm; that the people
havo made their own issues, and are
turning a deaf car to the blandishments
of former party bosses. But they havo
awakened too lato. As the boy said,
when grown weary of waiting for his
newborn pnp to open its eyes he dashed
its head against a rock, whereat its eyes
flew open, "It's too hito for yon to open
your eyes when your bruins are knocked
out." Iowa Tribune.
The Denver Republican and Sun, tho
two great Republican dailies of Colo
rado, stick to Harrison. Ono result is a
tremendous falling off in their subscrip
tion lists, no matter what they claim to
tho contrary. Tho Denver Times, the
afternoon Republican daily, is for sil
ver rather than party, but is on tho
fence. The Denver News, the great
Democratic daily, bolted Cleveland on
account of the silver issue and supports
Weaver. Tho result is it has almost
doubled its circulation. Denver Mining
VVhomt!to Lord Uelpa.
The fact that Kunsns is producing
magnificent crops this year is no reason
why her people shonld shut their eyes to
tho different systems that rob them of
tho fruits of their toil. The Lord helps
them who help themselves, nnd he can
not be expected to help Kansas to good
crops every year so long as her peoplo
submit to tliese interest and taxation
robberies. Eternal vigilanco is tho price
of liberty, r.ud it also 1ms u great deal to
do with the price of wheat. Topeka Ad
IHIi NINETY AND NINE.
Thero aro ninety and tiln who leil and sweat
In this bountiful land lodny
Thuione In splendor may idle fret
And fritter hU nine away;
Mid a aurfi-lt of riches, cluthes and food.
And a prodigal waste of coal and wood.
He lolls In the lap of indolent ease.
WhUo tbo ninety and nlna must starve and
There aro ninety and Dine sweet children fair
In our cities' noisome cells.
Oyinic for want of lltfht and air.
bile one 'mid plenty dwells.
These helpless babies, theso lntnhe of God,
Uis heirs to sunlight and air and sod.
Aie crowded out of this beautiful load
By the cruol acts of a brother's hand.
If ho "who not-th tbs sparroiri' fall"
.onccrneth himself In rain or shine.
Some day a rhdon will sure appall
Tho one who robbeth the ninety-nine.
Waa CaJn more guilty of murder's ban
Than he who starveth his follaw man?
If a brother's a keeper, since Aiura i line.
Who keepetb. the weal of the nlnely-nlnef
-Dr. A. S. Uoutcbton.
To tho Veab Kneed.
Tho man who persists in trying to
urge himself into the belief that the
People's party stands no show for suc
cess in tho coming election is simply
wasting tiiuo. This is a people's move
ment, and tho people are going to walk
np to the polls and vote in their own in
terests. Don't stop to ask what Colo
rado and Montana and Georgia and the
Caroliuas and Kansas end other states
will dot Von know their electoral votes
will be cast for Weaver. But what will
your township and your county do? Too
can carry them of course yon . can.
This talk about throwing votes away
when voting for a good cause) in a grand.
united movement is all bosh, and you
The day for ridiculo and abuse of men
who dare to exercise the right of fran-
chio as free American citizens is past.
Professional political wirepullers can no
longer ruu things In tho interest of or
ganized monopoly that denies labor the
right to organize in its own behalf. The
People's party is bound to be a great,
grand success from ono end of the land
to the other, and the man who acts the
Tory will havo tho supreme satisfaction
after tho votes are counted of looking
backward on a very stupid career. Bo
a man and tako a manly stand in this
great movement of the people is the
only safo rule to insure a clear con
science. Iowa Tribune.
It is amusing to seo old. gray headed
congressmen and senators crying out
against tho government ownership of
railroad. Most of them make the great
erpeas of buying them a plausible ar
gument. Xow let's se what those hyp
ocrites havo dona. Since thirty
two years the American congress baa
appropriated to railroads government
land to the amount of 3,000,XXI,000
acres. M-icli of this land Is valuable
now, and was valnable when given to
the railroads. Put the 8.OOOW),O00 acres
at five dollars per acre, and we have the
sum of $13.tW0.O0O.0OO, which would more
tbau pay for all the railroads in the
United &at5, watered stock and all, for
while the actual cost of the roads has
not beon above f7.000.WW.000 or fS.000,
000.0O3 the stock has boon watered up
to perhaps $13,000,000,000. Jfow giro
tho man thunder who savs we c&unot
buy the roads. Progressive Fanner.
Man Apatnst Money.
Don't bo fooled with claptrap. The
third party is formed to capture the Re
publican party and also tho Democratic
partv. o aro going for both of them.
Toe prime necessity, the overwhelming
qncstionof the times, is the impoverish
ment of tho peoplo by the destruction of
tho money of the people. The light is
bctwren money and man. nnd I am for
tho man. 1 will bow to any royal house
with a man at tbo head of it. but, so help
mo God. I will never bow t. Kggrcat-.-d
wraith headed by a shylock of Wail
street, but in tho words of Patrick
Henry. "Givo mo liberty or give me
deata' James G. Field.
A Sore "Throw A way."
A vote for Harrison is thrown away.
for ho cannot possibly receive Si;l elec
toral votes, and if the election is thrown
into the house the fight is between Cleve
land and Weaver. A vote for Cleveland
in this state is worse than thrown away.
as it is a voto for Harrison. We would
advise tho few Democrats and Repub
licans' left in Nebraska to come iu ont of
tho wet and make Nebraska's protest
nnanimous against tho goldbngs of Eu
rope nnd tho eastern states. Omaha
A Laughing Corps.
Tho Champiou eays that tho Demo
cratic party has not only passed in its
checks, but it is now sitting up in its
coffin and making faces at the funeral
procession. Tho expression is ghastly
funny on its face, but on inspection it
proves to bo a roaring joke. Tho alleged
corpse is simply enjoying itself laugh
ing at the chief mourners, who are all
Republicans and all engaged in tolling
between weeps how they had loved tho
deceased. Topeka Advocate.
What Re Learned.
A smart Aleck sneuringly asked an
old farmer what ha had learned iu tho
Farmers' Alliance. Tho old gentleman
replied: "I have learned to be a friend
to myself; I have also learrod to lovo
my wife and children bettor than the
party boss; besides I havo learned that
I have long been systematically robbed
by law, and that it's ray bounden duty
to stop it, and that to do so I must vote
the independent ticket." Independence
(la.) Farmers' Alliance. :
The solid south is broken. The Peo
ple's party was the instrument that per
fected the deed. It will bo no easier for
Cleveland to carry a southern state than
it will for Harrison to receive the elec
toral voto of the silver states. Bethany
(Mo.) Labor Herald. .
Tho mr.n who, for personal honors or
a party uume. is willing to perpetuate
present conditions is as much a traitor
as was . Benedict Arnold. Southern
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