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MEDFORD, OREGON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1909.
Scathingly Denounces Cannon, Aid
rich, Halo and Other Leaders
as "Merc Puppets of the
DENIES THAT PEOPLE HAVE
VOICE IN NATION'S AFFAIRS
Unhesitatingly Asserts That the Panic
of 1907 Was Created to Kill
"Will I be tho noxt senator
from Wisconsin! Well, I guess
I will I My opponents enn't
beat mo. I'm going to win,
and I'm going to beat them to
a frazzle." LaFollotte.
Vigorously denying that such a
thing as representative government
exists in tho United States, scathingly
denouncing Morgan, Rockefeller and
othor trust heads as the cause of nil
tho dolotorious economic changes of
tho past decade, and unhesitatingly
asserting that these men deliberately
initiated and fostered tho "artificial"
panic of 1907, Robert Marion La
Follottc, United Stales senator from
Wisconsin, orator, so-called "graud
standor" and insurgent republican,
hold tho interest of a largo nudionco
in tho opera house Thursday evening
from 8:30 o'clock until midnight. lie
attempted to stop at difforcnt times,
but cries of "go on" kept him speak
ing until after 12 o'clock.
Senntor La Folletto denounced con
gress, denounced tho senate, spoke in
no mincing rannnor of Senators Aid
rich, Spoakor Cannon and their allies,
and charged that they were merely
the puppets in all mnttors of so-called
representative legislation of tho
poworful Morgan-Rockefeller com
bination. Began Buying Banks.
"Five years" ago Morgan and Rock
efeller saw that thoy must unito to
control all factors of tho country's
growth and industry and tho most po
tent manner in which thoy could ob
tain this control was to own tho banks
and financial institutions. Now York
naturally was tho scono of their op
orations and thoy bognn quietly to ac
quire tho stock of tho National City
bank and tho Nntionnl Bank of Com
merce, nnd 20 othor smnller institu
tions in tho city. They then pro
ceeded to elect their own directors,
and with tlmir combined forco they
could raise or lower tho intorost rates
of tho country nt a moment's notice.
"The panic of 1907 was an artifi
cial ouo. Thoro was not one economic
of financial reason for that fateful
event. Do you know that tho farmers
raised during 1907 $7Q0,000 raoro ag
ricultural products than in 1900?
That doesn't spell panic Do
you know that the bnnk
deposits in this country . in
creased during 1907 over Jhe pre
vious year by more than $100,000,
000? That doesn't spell panic. Do,
you know that tho balance of trndo
in favor of this country during tho
e:.r 1907 was $500,000,000 ? That
IN HOT WATER
SPOKANE, Nov. 5. Tho
Industrial Workers of tho
World show no signs of giving
up tho fighot for freo speooh
started Monday. Tho general
executive board of tho organ
ization have been summoned
to this city to take up tho
fight. Socialists nnd the paint
ors' union passed resolutions
condemning tho authorities
and calling for a repeal of tho
ordinance denying freo speech
on tho street.
Did Not Complete Matter of Going
Over Franchise Thursday
May Not Act
Tho city council and John R. Allen
who have undor consideration tho
franchise applied for by Mr. Allen
havo not yet completed their work
and aro still in consultation. Several
matters havo yet to bo considered by
tho committee of tho whole boforo
tho franchise is reported back to tho
council nnd acted upon.
Thoro is a disposition on both sides
to arrive at a fair, equitnblo under
standing. Tho city wants electric
roads and only wants hor interests
Tho council meets in special session
doesn't spoil panic. Do you know
that the United States Steel Corpora
tion made larger net profits in 1907
than over beforo? That doesn't spell
panic. Do you know thnt tho not
earnings of tho railroads throughout
tho country wcro over $2 per milo
higher in 1907 than in 1900? That
doesn't spell panic. Do you know
that there were only 41 failures of
financial institutions in 1907, boforo
tho panic, fewer than in tho same
months for many preceding years?
That doesn't spell panic.
Panic an Artificial One.
"The panic was an artificial device
of tho trusts nnd corporations to pre
vent Roosovolt from securing a third
term. Ho had been vigorous in his
attacks on their intorests and a panic
was tho surest method of making con
tain ho would leave tho chief execu
tive's chair. They ruined banks in
Now York, Kansas City, and other
financial contors, with mnlico aforo
thought, and gavo this country tho
Jesson thoy thought it needed. Rocke
feller nnd Morgan were directly and
solely responsible for tho panic of
"The tariff matter was all settled
by tho same combination. Noithor in
congress nor in tho sennto did any
individuals havo tho slightest chanco
of making any amendments or
changes in tho schedules that tho par
ty loaders, acting undor tho dictate
of tho Standard Oil interests, didn't
want. Speaker Cannon is a Standnrd
Oil puppet and appoints tho commit
tees of tho house. They handled the
tariff bill as thoy pleased and accord
ing to dictates from their bosses. In
the house it was all cut nnd dried bo
foro tho special caucus met. Aldrich
and Halo handled everything and did
it nil in 48 hours. It was absoluto
folly to call tho extra session of the
legislature to revise tho tariff. It
(Continued on page 8.)
ENGLAND IS TO
Vancouver Society Orders Spitzen
berg and Newtown Apples for
Shipment to England
TR0NS0N & GUTHRIE NEAR
EAGLE POINT, GET ORDER
Six Boxes of Choicest Rogue River'
Fruit Will Grace Table of
Great Britain's Ruler.
Colonel R. M. Brereton of Portland
has ordered from Tronson & Guth
rie, the Eaglo Point npplo growers,
six boxes of choice Rogue River ap
ples, which aro to be shipped to tho
British-Amorican Bonovolent society
of Vancouver, B. C, which society
is to ship them to England as a pres
ent to Edward VH, king of Great
The shipment will consist of threo
boxes of tho finest Spitzenborgs nnd
three of Newtowns. They will bo
selected with great care and will bo
indeed fit for a king. They, ,nro to
be' sent forward' at onco.
WILL MEET TOMORROW
Tho monthly meeting of tho Roguo
River Horticultural society will bo
hold at tho Commercial club rooms
Saturday afternoon, commencing at
2 o'clock sharp, in order to give mom
bors from a distance time to roturn
Professor O'Gnra will deliver a
lecture on "Tho Planting of an Or
chant," discussing each phaso of tho
process, selection of trees, character
of soil, tho laying out of tho orchard,
pruning fox the first year, cross
pollienization, etc., comprising ,n
great deal of valnnblo information
for tho established orchardists, as
well as thoso who aro just entoring
into tho business or contemplate doing
Also, delegntes will bo elected to
tho fruit growers' convention to be
held nt Spokane November 30, during
the progress of. tho Nntional n"K
snow ui Hint piace.
. i i ni i
Tho meeting will bo a pnblio one
and everyono interested in fruit grow
ing, especially tho ladies, are invited
LOOKING FOR A CHANGE
IN NAME FOR BABY
CHICAGO, Nov. 5. Wanted: One
nnmo for a bnby.
Tho one in question a boy-
boasts six months of lifo. His par
ents are Mr. and Mrs. Potior Palmer,
Jr. ,and his grnndpnronts aro Mrs.
Potter Palmer and Mr. nnd Mrs. II.
Ilonoro Palmer choso to call his
first boy Pottor Palmer, for his fath
er, instead of nonoro Palmor, Jr.,
for himsolf. When tho son arrived
in tho family of Potter Palmer, Jr.,
there was nlready a Potter Palmer
ni. Could tho son of Potter Palmor
II bo a Potter Palmer IV? Possibly,
but ho hns not become so.
W. J. Wimer of Waldo, one of the
pionoor minors of Joscphino county,
is registered at Uu Mooro.
Experiments Conducted by David
Graham Near Prospect Prove
Remarkable for Great Suc
" cess Obtained.
WILL PAY $35,000 AN
ACRE IF PROPERLY RAISED
Samples Sent East Bring Offer of
$7.50 Round for Product
. Pounds This Year.
Successful experiments made by
David Graham of Prospoct havo add
ed anothor to tho many resources
of Jacks6ri county, in the shape of
ginseng, tho valuable modietnal root,
which is so scarco that it brings big
prices all tho time, and instead of
seeking a market tho market seeks
Four years ago. Mr. Graham
planted an eighth of. an acre of gin
seng on bis place near Prospect, and
this year ho lmrvested his first crop,
or rather partial crop, as ginseng re
quires fiVocars in order to mature,
but tho plants' had become so crowd
ed that transplantation was nocos-
(sary, and Mr. Graham figured that it
would bo moro profitable to sell tho
roots, immaturo as thoy were, than
to transplant thorn. Samples wore
accordingly sent to dealers in the ar
ticle, and from thoso samples Mr.
Graham has received offers of from
$6.40 us a minimum, up to $7.50 per
Ho shipped to Chicago this weok
45 pounds ns a selling sample, and
judgos that ho will have 100' pounds
of tho finished product when ho hns
completed thinning out his crop,
Tho ginsong root is icd exten
sively in tho materia modica, and es
pecially in China, whero it of ton sells
at $30 a pound and more, and the
plnces whore it can bo grown in per
fection aro so few lat thoro is a
constant demnnd for it.
Tho fact that Mr. Graham has been
able to secure closo to- the top prico
for his product, lacking n year of
maturity, indicates that , tho uppor
Roguo rivor section is 'adapted to tho
growing of tho plttn.
It costs something, howovor, to
start a ginseng farm, ns tho ground
must ho especially prepared and
shndo provided for tho growing
plants. Mr. Graham estimates that
the cost of cloaring-ntlio plant
thrives host on leaf mold planting
and taking care of an, ncro of gin
seng for fivo years, wlio.ii it reaohoa
maturity, at $3000, of this amount
$000 must bo oxponded for seed. But
ho also fignros that nt ordinary
prices tho incomp from that acre
would be $35,000 nt the ond of the
term. It looks big, but tho fnotx
can bo demonstrated.
Mr. Graham intends planting a
quarter of an acre each year now
until ho hns an ncro and a quartor in
ginseng, Avhich will giyo him a fifth
of tho laud planted to harvest cjioli
year, and ho thinks that ho will ho
able to keep ihq wolf, pn tho oior
side of' the doorstep with this
amount of land.
D. E. Holler and wife of Grant
Pass woro Medford visitors Thursday
' jn j
and Friday. '
FEARFUL SCENES ARE
ENACTED IN TEHERAN
. " TEHERAN, Nov. 5. The
tribesmeu of Ardobii aro be-
' sieging the Russian consulate
where tho 'Persian governor,
city officials, clorgynVsn nnd
foreigners liavo taken refugo. "
r Thoy aro dofendod by a small
band of Cossacks, who are
short on ammunition. Tribes-
men threaten to burn tho city.
Scenes of wildest horror aro
being enacted throughout tho
town and tho besiegors nro nl- '
ready looting houses and out-
County Assessor Grieve Completes
Total Will Complete Work and
Have Summary Within
a Few Days.
Tho assessed valuation of Jackson
county for this year as fixod by
Assossor W. T. Griovo is $20,400,000,
The total hns not boon acctratoiy de
termined as yot, but it is" close to
that figure . Tho inorcaso is about
$200,000 oyor last yoar. Howovor,'
the greatest incrense was mndo in tho
assessment of thojailroad property.
Within a day or two tho assessor
will completo tho roll and, havo tho
STEAMER THOUGHT LOST
' OFF BODEGA BAY
TOMALES, Cal., Nov. 5. No traco
was found this morning of tho steam
er supposed to havo gono on tho
rocks in Bodega bay yestorday. Tho
cutter McCullough is still searching.
The wenthor continues thick. Thoso
acquainted with tho coast dcelaro it
is possiblo for tho sfcv to striko tho
rock and slide into deep wntor, ioav
iug no traco behind.
SAN FRANCISCO WANTS A
WORLD'S FAIR IN 1913
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5. To fur-
thor tho project for a world's fair
in San Francisco in 1013, Staie Sen
ator Ed I. Wolfe of California yos
torday conforrod with Roprosontalivo
Kahn. Mr. Knliu will introduce a bill
at tho noxt congress to npproprinto
money for tho exposition.
SOCIALIST VOTE IN NEW
YORK IS SHRINKING
NEW YORK, Nov. fi. Complete
election returns show thnt tho social
ist vnlo throughout this city was
considerably loss than hnlf of last
year, whon Etigono V. Dobs ran for
president. This city gavo Dobs a
voto of 25,000. Tho total socialist
vote thii yoar was 10,000.
PRESIDENT IS GPEST
OF SOUTHERN CITY
SAVANNAH, Gn., Nov. 5. Presi
dent Tnft is a guest of this city to
dny. A'n elaborate recoption is hpiitg
Tiicro will bo a special meeting of
the stockholders of tho Siskiyou
Copper & Gold Povelopmo'nt company
Friday, November 12, at 7:30 p. in.
at thoir office in tho Medford hotel,
to considor tho purchase of addition
al claims. - 204
M. J. LOVE, Pronidont.
Wall Street Corporation With Inter
ests In Africa Believed to Bo
Source of Report No
INQUIRIES AT NAIROBI
BROUGHT FORTH DENIAL
New York Wildly Excited by News '
Correspondent With Roosevelt
Cannot Bo Reached.
NEW YORK, Nov. 5. A roport was
current this mornning that Colonel
Theodore Roosovelt had boon killed
yesterday In African jungles. No de
tails wore given. -
Officors of a Wall strcot corpora
tion with entensivo intorests in Afri
ca, wore boliovod to bo at the source
of the rumor.
Tho Unitod Press has been unablo
to get into immodinto communication
with its correspondent with, tho
Roosovolt party, but inquirios mndo
in Nairobi brought fortli donials! !
Groat excitement was caused in ,
this -city by tho roport. . -r..
Washington Hears Nothing. ' ,
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5. The state'
department has not rocoived anything
indicating any truth or basis for tho
rumor that Roosovo'lt met with mis
hap in Africa. Inquiry of tho Smith
sonian Instituto nnd nil plnces whoro ,
information is likely to bo sent fnilod
to rovonl any reason for tho rumor.
POPULAR YOUNG WOMAN
DIES SUDENLY IN ASHLAND
Mrs. F. G. Allnrd, tho wifo of Frank
Allnrd, head machinist in tho South
ern Pnoifio roundhouse in Ashland,
died suddenly nt hor homo in Ash
land. Sho was formerly a Miss Bush'
of Portland and was very popular
in Ashland, whoro sho has a largo cir
clo of friends.
M. W. A.
Notice Thoro will a sooinl hour
with refreshments tho first Friday in
November. Tho committco havo a
good time in storo. All Woodmen
R. W. STEARNS.
197 Clork Pro Twn.
T. E. Pottongor of tho Applognto
spent Thursday in Medford visiting
with his many friends.
J. D. Wakomnn, ouo of tho pioneers
of Wiinor, was in Medford Friday.
Robert Dow was a visitor in Med
ford Thursday evening.
Houry C. Stonowiill of Williams
Crook was in Medford on business
John Stetson of Eugoiio is visit
ing friends in Medford,
William B. Hendorson of Ashland
was a visitor in Medford Friday.
Tho city council moots in regular
session this evening.
E. B. Brown of Grants Pass is in
Medford on husinoss in connection
with tho Columbia Life & Trust com
pany. Reo A. C. Howiott of Eaglo Point
was n .visitor in Medford Friday,