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MEDFORD MAIL' TRIBUNE, ftfEDFORD, OREGON,
OCTOBER 20, 10U'
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Medford, 'Oregon, under tae aet
March t, 1179.
Dully avrraRA for nix month ending
December 81. If IS, asoe.
STILL IN HIDING IN
ESTEKXAY, France. Oct. 28.
Parties of Gentian soldiers separated
from the main bodies of troops dur
ing the German retreat from the
Marne are still hiding in tho woods
in this vicinity. Tho French armies
passed on nnd there are too few sol
diers left in this part of Franco to
limit down tho Gennnn stragglers.
They lio upon the country, hut oth
erwise commit no depredations.
Along tho whole countryside peas
ants uho have returned point out
liurinl places of tho-c who fell in the
fierce fighting in this neighborhood
nnd for sixty miles to the east. The
dend were buried by 800 Paris fire
men, assisted by COO civilian labor
ers. It is said that tho tally kept br
tlte firemen shows that 70,000 dead
were buried, about 30.000 of them
Preneh. Tho grealcbt bloughtcr was
in the mat-bhes near Sczannn. Fif
teen thousand dead are buried in long
trenches at the bottom of n wooded
French nnd Gentians arc buried
separately. On tho long mounds
nbovo tho French trenches have been
t-ct up rude wooden crosses; n few
wild flowers have been scattered on
the mounds and sometimes largo
Moncs have beenrplnced at either end.
Caps of French soldiers, showing the
name of tho regiment, have been
placed on tho crosses or the stones.
The trenches in which the Germans
nre buried arc unmnrked. The son
of General von Moltkc is buried near
TO TAKE CALAIS
LONDON, Oct. 29, 7M0 a. m.
Telegraphing from Copenragen, tho
correspondent of tho Times says:
"It is loarncd in Berlin that from
nil parts of tho cast and west battle
fronts soldiers aro being rushed to
llolglum in response- to tho order of
Emperor William to tako Calais at all
costs. It is semiofficially announced
that tho Germans will bo ablo to con
trol the southern part of the North
Sea as soon as they possess Calais.
"All tho entrances to Cuxhaven,
by land and by sea, have bcou closed
by imperial command. No civilians
aro allowed In tho vicinity of tho
harbor, which Is crowded with float
Ing battorles, Zeppelins and Bub
WILSON'S GREATEST SERVICE
CHICAGO, Oct. 29. Illinois suf
fniKUts. opened their 4GUi annual con
vention hero today with nearly COO
delegates in attendance.
Tho adoption of a now constitu
tion, tho tloctlon of a president and
tho discussion of tho piactlcal uso
of tho ballot,( will bo tho topics to
hold tho attention of tho suffragists
until Saturday. Mis. Graco Wilbur
Trout, waB reported to havo no op
position as candldato for ro-clcctipn
as president of tho association.
SUNK BY MINE
STOCKHOLM, via London, Oct
39, 7;4G h, in. Tho Hwedlsh stoma-
r OrNtui, from I'oituKiil (or (lothou.
bury, Swinlou, hit u iniiio londay In
. Ik KtJrtk , and sank off Cux-
1( Itavim, five member of hur .crew
SO MUCIIhns been accomplished under tho miliums! ra
tion of Woodrow Wilson tlutt we aro iiono to forgot
sonic of tho important acts of a history-making time.
The tariff measure, scholars and real statesmen pro
nounced, the most just this country ever lived under.
Tho income tax is a long-deferred piece of legislation
that places this country along the line of progress being
followed by tho leading nations of the world.
The currency legislation enacted against the protest of
the bankers of tho country is hailed as the first great slop
in tho emancipation of the people from the strangling grip
of the most damnable of all, the money trust.
Tho Alaska railroad bill and allied measures aro the
greatest steps in conservation of natural resources this
country has ever taken, and will prove tho second step,
being next to the Panama canal, in teaching the people
how to escape the bludgconings of monopoly.
' The trades commission bill is a charter of liberty for
tho small business man, who for a quarter of a century
has been at the mercy of the great industrial trusts.
The Clayton anti-trust measure, pronounced by cx
Presidcnt Taft as the greatest law enacted in twenty-five
years, will stay the hands of the destroyers of competition
and business liberty.
But important as all these measures sire, beneficent as
they will be in practice and in operation, they are tho least
of tho great acts of a twenty months' old administration.
"Woodrow Wilson has performed a greater service than
can be found in all these laws, or in his avoidance of war
with Mexico, because he has restored the confidence of the
.American people m meir govorjiiiium uucausu no wis re
stored the power of their representatives in congress to
legislate for the people.
For fifty years the congress of the United States has
not been the legislative body of this country.
For fifty years the laws of the people of tho United
States have been made by what is known as "tho lobby,"
and congress has simply enacted what the lobby prepared,
permitted or demanded. This is true from the railroad
laud grant steals of the sixties, down to the month of
Recall the crcdit-mobilier, the Merrill tariff, the efforts
to regulate railway rates, the plundering of the public
domain, the abortive efforts to tax incomes, the MeKinlcy
tariff, tho custom's stealing by construction of statutes
amounting to a hundred million a year, the formation of
the giant trusts, the railroad stock watering of fifty years
and read the history of this country for the last half
century, and you must confess that the people have been
without a congress.
The evils complained of were the products of bad laws
or because of the lack of good laws, and the people would
not have permitted such conditions to exist had they bcou
allowed to act.
What is the answer?
That creation of corruption, bribery, robbery, theft
and spoliation, in season and out, worked to control the
people's servants, thwart the popular will and silence the
noise of truth and justice. Its hideous face was every-
'where. l 1 "V.
It stalked through tho White House.
It sat at the cabinet table, donned tho judicial. ermine
at will, and in the senate and house it reigned supreme.
In its great strength it defied presidents from the days
of Lincoln, whose hands were tied by the civil war, to the
time of Roosevelt, Avhom it defeated by cajolery and trick
ery, and to the four veal's of Taft, whom it destroyed.
In the time from Lincoln to Roosevelt, "no man said it
nay but secured thereby his own destruction."
Woodrow Wilson, economist, student of politics, knew
where the evils of the government of this country lay. 'Ho
knew it was not in the people; he knew it was not in the
form of government but he did know it was in failure of
those who were intrusted by the people, and lie did know
that the failure of the representatives of the people was
due not to their inherent corruption, but to the external
influences that sought .special legislation for gross and
selfish ends. He knew it was "THE LOBBY."
SO nE SCOURGED IT AND DROVE IT FROM THE
It showed its teeth it threatened a panic it defied
But Woodrow Wilson had made his covenant, ne had
enlisted for the war.
When a panic was threatened, he said to them: "You
do this and 1 will pillory your leaders before the people."
East and west, north and south, he scut his cabinet
ministers before those bodies the lobby claimed as its own
conventions of bankers or manufacturers, boards of
trade and chambers of commerce, who delivered a message
from the president that the congress of the United Slates
must no longer bo coerced by the monopolists and their
hireling press, and that if foul and unfair laws were at
tempted to influence the legislation of this nation, tho
whole of and all the power of the presidential office would
be used to expose and punish the nefarious conspirators.
Plutocracy sneered "this from a president," and
growled ominously. Another Roosevelt bluff, it said, But
tho president asked an investigation ot the lobby. Tho
people awoke to the noble sincerity and honesty of his pur
pose, and they arose as one and pledged their loyalty.
Plutocracy cowered. It could defy a president but
not a president backed by a nation.
It called the lobby homo.
For tho first time in fifty years the lobby failed to sleep
in tho capitol building.
For the first time in fifty yours the most corrupt influ
ence in our government ceased to be respectable, and bo
v Voodrow AVilson drove it from the scat of government,
never to roturn, destroying tho menace that J)o Tocquc
villo warned us against and that Bryce hoped we would
Thus it is that AVoodrow AVilson is opening up for Ibis
nation the "NEW FIJEEDOM."
"HE IS DOING YOUR WORK FOR A'OU AND
YOUR POSTERITY HE IS DOING TUEAVORKYOU
AND YOUR SERVANTS FAILED TO ACCOMPLISH
IN THE PAST. HE IS UNDOING THE
FAILURES AND BLUNDERS OE HALF A CENTURY
THE BENEFIT OE YOU AND YOURS.
YOU HELP HIM WIN VOUR F1GUT7"
O. A. O. SHOWS ITS HAND
'HE MAIL TRIBUNE recently called atleulion lo (ho
fact that the O. A. C. received onc-seven(h of all (he
moneys, totalling over six million dollars, appropriated by
4ho recent state legislature. It dwelt on the fact that Dr.
Withycombo had for sixteen years been connected with
tho institution, had lobbied many of its appropriations
through the legislature and asked how much more money
this institution would demand of the taxpayers, with the
governor's office to assist in tho work.
As an indication of the interest, of the institution in the
campaign, attention was called to tho fulsome dedication
of the "Orange" to Dr. AVithycombe. Tho Mail Tribune
stated the book was printed at public expense. Instead, it
has since been informed, it was paid for by subscriptions
from the alumni, advert isimr receints. etc.
The "Orange" dedication litis been followed up by the
following letter sent O. A. C. graduates, which shows
whether or not the O. A. C. is in pelitics:
Kcllow Alumnus: Wo renllzo that you will support Or. Wltlitrniiibo with
jour vote. Knowing him, jou could scarcely do otherwise, mil Iiwiiunp, If
elected, ho will servo the Interests of 0. A. ('., bveauso ho wilt not, and be
sides O. A. C. Is not in the market for that Kind of service, but Iici-miho oii
Know Dr. Wltlirombv. However, It is iiioro thnn jour vole that the doc
tor needs it Is your hearty support and nctlvo work among jur friend
who do not know him. Or. Wit h combo, a stnunch friend In days gone
by, a man of sterling qualities, unquestioned integrity nud high Idenls,
having the Interest of Oregon at heart, dcsorVcs our hearty support. Let
us get busy In thu few remaining dus and savo regrets after election. "Of
all sad words of tonguo or pen. thn. saddest are these It might havo been,"
Let us not say after election we could hnvo elected him If uo had known,
but rather let us say, "Hurrah for Governor WltloconilKjl'' When ou
meet jour friends, find nut how they are going to vote; nnd it not for
WItlocoiube, find out why atirt put them right, for no objection can ho
successfully urged against him. Misunderstanding nlono can nlleuato vol
ere. Get In the baud wagon, distribute sumo cards; shout for With)
rombo. Ho Is a friend to all Oregon, nnd especially lo joti.
Yours for tho success of Dr. Jniiies With) combo, because ho Is tho best
man and Ihccuiiso wo know it.
WITHYCO.MIIK roil fJOVKItNOll CAMPAIGN COMMITTUK.
x PKUOY A. CUIM'HIt, '01.
I MAItK McCALLISTHIt, '03.
CAKL1J A1IHAMS, '00.
Jf the'O..A. C. secured nearly a million dollars of the
taxpayers' lnoney without a governor last session, how
much would it figure on with Dr. Withycombo as gov
ernor? No wonder tho prospect causes hurrahs at the 0. A. C.
IN iply to CroVernor AVest's criticism of his ads, Dr.
AVithyyojrabe implies: "1 forgive him, for I believe ho is
insane. Wnat dayou thinkof a governor who will attack
tho recd of aJtmn who has lived in Oregon forty years'"
MONDAY, NOV. 2
Present the Reigning Success of
England and America
By Arnold Bennett and Edward Knoblaeh
Tho Mastorpieco of Dramatic Art of tho Gonoration.
One year in New A"ork, two years in London. Inter
preted by a specially selected cast of actors from
PRICES, $2.C0, $1.50, $1.00, 75c, 50c
Mail ordors filled now... Mako chocks payablo Page
Theater. Seat salo opens thoator box office Friday
a. m., 10 o'clock. Tol. 418.
GXjitiii'iKS,Ai? ijti (T' i 3S y'iV'.i . " ! i
.. The Oregonian alsq.sjiys the governor is crazy show
ing that groat minds run in the same channel. Doth also
think the people are not to be trusted, have not judgment
enough to select candidates, but need an assembly to fix
AVhy does'thc Oregonian and its candidate think AVesl
is crazy 'I I
Because lie reformed Oregon prison life, making it a
model for the nation, against the Oregonian's opposition?
Because ho vetoed salary grabs, extra offices and treas
ury raids by the legislative machine, which was created
by the Oregonian?
Because he vigorously fought the theft of the state
swamp lands and other corporation jobbery championed
by the Oregonian?
Because ho eliminated the stale printing graft, which
the Oregonian for years received a subsidy for supporting?
Because Jio lived up to his oath of office and enforced
the law against law-defying institutions?
Because he advocated legislation for good roads, moth
el's' pensions, minimum wages for women, workmen's
compensation and other4 human welfare laws, securing
more beneficial legislation of this kind than in tho prev
ious history of the stale?
If these arc marks of insanity, we need more crazy gov
THE NORMAL SCHOOL A NECESSITY
NO CONSIDERATION could be nearer tho interests of
good citizenship than an efficient common school
system. Experience overy whore has taught that in the
teacher lies the secret of a school's success and ability lo
return to tho taxpayers a proper return on their money
spent on public schools. The trained teacher makes the
efficient school. Then to maintain a good school system,
the teachers must bo nronerly trained.
The people of Medford need tho Southern Oregon Nor
mal School need it for their children's sake; need it that
their young women who desire to take up teaching for a
livelihood may have an opportunity close at hand lo prop-
Mi-iy in iiiemseivcs lor mat important worlc.
Southern Oregon needs the school.
Tho state educational system needs the school.
When ono considers the expenditure in this stalo of
over .To,y0,000 annually on common schools, and the large
percentage of that sum which is wasted through teachers
who havo not been trained, a simple consideration of econ
omy dictates that wo should provide means to give our
teachers proper training.
Vote for the Southern Oregon Stale Normal School
312 X Yes.
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John A. Perl
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Friday and Saturday
iMalinee Saturday Only, 2 to
IrfJO I1. M.
The All-Star Ecaturc Corporation Presents
Miss Ethel Barrymore"
.In. i Five-Part Romance
work by Augustus Thomas.
iMiss Ethel Mnrrymorc, the .star in (ho molioii
pielure drama, "The Nightingale," has the distinc
tion of being the most popular actress on the Ameri
can stage. Not alone is Miss Harry more a star in
the photo play, but also in the legitimate drama and
in vaudeville. Miss Ilarrymoro has been under tho
management of Mr. Charles Frohnian for many years
and it was with great difficulty that the All-Star Fea
ture Corporation gained (he consent of Mr. Krohman
for Miss Barrynioro's appearance.
That Went Crazy"
A Comedy of Laughter.
Sho becomes a policewoman. Her husband gets a
good-looking hired girl lo run the home. .Kate re
signs from the force,
Friday and Saturday Nights
Matineo Saturday, 2 to 4:30 P, M.
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