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Good Old Days: March 14, 2019


March 14, 2019

125 years ago

The Commoner, March 9, 1894

About fifty people of all parties, attended the populist meeting at the court house last Friday evening. The speakers who were advertised to appear were Ahira Manring, of Garfield, and William McDonald, of Oakesdale. Mr. Manring was not present, and no excuse was made for his absence.

Mr. McDonald had the whole time to himself, and he talked on a wide range of subjects for two long hours. He discussed the aims and objects of the silver federation, which, he said, were strictly religious. The Bi...

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