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"I>;d lin» Ihi«*f
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"No la* took Irut'fH nml n il" —Ilo»
'fou Run Your Business
Starting tha Firit On«.
Wlfi'jr (Jn*t wedi George. Just think
wluil the neighbor* will *ay when they
hear Hint I <lo my own work! Hubby
-\Vho*e work do win wont to do?—
**pi IL'.J, bills, bills—nothing bat bills!” frequently is the complaint of
the head of the family. No man would think of running his buti
nera WITHOUT A CHECK BOOK. How about YOUR home!
The running of the home today is a BUSINESS PROPOSITION.
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A share of the banking business
of Stayton and vicinity
You are assured of a safe deposi
tory and courteous treatment at
this bank, by ample capital and
j long experience in the banking
Farmers & Merchants
lank of Stayton, Oregon
C a p ita l $ 2 5 ,0 0 0 .0 0
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Ducks,Indian Runners 8, Pekin 9
< Dressed Turkeys
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to change without notice.
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Licafl with ur.
A Consecrated Ministry Needed for
tne Rural Churches.
B/ Peter Radford.
Lecturer National Farmers' Union.
The farmers of this nation have on
their payroll 95,000 preachers and thla
\ number applying themselves diligent
ly uiul exclusively to the religious
work at hand la sadly lnadequata to
properly serve their respective com
Those who put on ecclesiastical
robes are In a measure free to unlock
every door to the human heart and
enter the secret chambers of reason
and every peraon should submit their
conduct to review and seek the coun
sel of those divinely appointed mes
sengers of life, but the moment the
minister closes the Bible and opens
the law book, he becomes a menace to
The difficulty of keeping the preach
er In the pulpit Is as old as religion.
Christ encountered It In the temple
when be drove the priests from the
bargain counter back to the pulpit.
Our pilgrim fathers met It when,
through the Influence of the clergy, a
witch court was established at Salem,
Maes., In 1692, that precipitated a legal
holocaust threatening to reduce the
population to ashes and which waa ex
tinguished by the laymen uniting and
forcing the preachers back to the pul-
The greatest peril to the church to
day Is politics. The temptation of the
ministry to throw down the cross of
Christ and pick up the club of the
policeman; to substitute the penalties
Rural life offers to young men days
of the law for the power of the altar
and to legislate religion into human of toil and nights of study. It offers
frugal fare and plain clothes. It of-
bearta, never was greater.
I fers lean bodies, hard muscles, horny
The world never needed a religious
' hands and furrowed brows. It of-
ministry more nor political preachers
i fers wholesale recreation to the ex-
less than it does today. We need min
i tent necessary to maintain the high
isters to teach us how to live; we
est efficiency. It offers the burden of
know how to vote.
' bringing up large families and train
The religious preacher is the most
ing them in the productive life. It
capable servant and tha political offers the obligations of using all
preacher the sorriest master the world wealth as tools and -not as means of
has ever known. Wherever power is self-gratiflcatlon. It does not offer
placed in the hands of the latter they
the insult of a life of ease, or aes
invariably become intolerant, bigoted thetic enjoyment, or graceful con
uml vicious and resort to the whip and
sumption or emotional ecstasy. It
the faggot to enforce their opinion.
offers, instead, the joy of productive
Civilization has many times been achievement, of participating in the
compelled to drive incorrigible preach building up of a higher rural civiliza
ers back to the pulpit at the point of tion.
I the bayonet. Many of ths pages of
To young women also It offers toil,
1 history are wet with blood shed at the
' study, frugal fare and plain clothes
bands of political preachers who wrote
such as befit those who are honored
laws on the statute books that com
with a great and difficult task. It
mitted arson upon mankind, maimed
* offers slso the pains, the burdens and
human beings with the hatchet and
responsibilities of sacred motherhood.
sent helpless women to the torture
It offers the obligation and perpetua
iwok, all because they disagreed with
tion in succeeding generations the
i their views. When in control of gov-
principles of the productive life made
; eminent, the pulpit politicians invari
manifest in themselves. It does not
ably undertake to perform legislative
offer the insult of a life of pride and
miracles such as casting out witches
vauity. It offers the Joys of achieve
with the flame of a torch, suborning
ment, of self-expression not alone
conscience with shackles and enforc
in dead marble and canvas, hut also
ing opinions with the guillotine.
in the plastic lives of children to be
Mixing Politics and Religion.
shaped and moulded into those ideal
Politics and religion will not blend. forms of mind and heart which their
| No free government can long exist or dreams have pictured.
i the church perform its mission to
society when preachers and politicians
Co-operative thinking is the biggest
I temporarily exchange callings, and a
civilization that will countenance problem that confronts the farmer to
such conduct will soon decay. Such a day.
IKE CULL OF
PU LPIT WARNED AGAINST
THE YELLOW PERIL OP
world Is saved It will be through re
ligious sermons and not through poli
tical speeches. Salvation must come
to us from the Bible and not from
the statute book; It will come through
holy councils of consecrated ministers
nud not from caucuses of political
The Problem of tne Laymen.
There never waa a time when
preachers and politicians formed an
unholy alliance that civilization did
not shriek out and Cbrlatianitjr cry
aloud. Mince tha beginning of gov
ernment, politicians have sought to
decoy the ministry into the meshes of
•x i tics and make them carry banners
In political processions. They have
la' un the ministry to the mountain-
top of power and offered to make them
m narch of all they surveyed, and
while most <4 them have said, "get
ihee behind me Satan,” a few have
fcllen with a crr.eh that haa shaken
• v< ry pulpit in Christendom.
The ministry, unsophisticated a s »
r< finding. Is no match for the psli-
tlcl; •• versed In srtfui persuasion and
skilled in deceit, and It is the duty of
the aymeu to protect the ministry
* ainat the onslaught of these wolves
! > .beep's clothing and drive the poll-
tb ins from the pulpit with the lash
of public scorn. It Is the laymen's
preb'em to keep the ministry free
from unholy alliances, for It is said
on divine authority that we are our
Political Praysr Meetings.
It is a sad day for Christianity when
the church bells call the communicants
together for a political prayer meet
ing. Such gatherings mark the high
tide of religious political fanaticism,
put bitterness into the lives of men;
fan the flame of class hatred and de
stroy Christian Influence In the com
munity. The spirit actuating such
meetings la anarchic,- un-Christllke
and dangerous to both church and
It must be said to the credit of the
church that the political preacher Is
fast disappearing and may his in
fluence ever wane and his shadow ever
grow lees is the prayer of the farmers
of this nation.
traffic in occupations is as unsound in
No farmer can afford to buy a thing
principle os the white slave trade is
Immoral in practice.
he can raise, no matter how cheap it
The hand that passes the sacrament It
should not collect slush funds for po
litical purposes. The gentle voice that
Co-operation is the force that keeps
comforts us In sorrow and pronounces the wolf front the door.
the last sad ritee upon our departed
loved ones should not ravo and rant on
Is your farm declaring dividends,
the hustings. I do not believe a
or are you in the tenant class?
preacher can manipulate political ma
chinery and be righteous any more
A farm is a business establishment,
than he could become a burglar and
1 think it as immoral and should be so operated.
for a preacher to seek to lobby while
he prays as it would be for him to
A farm should be operated for net,
gamble while he preaches.
not for gross results.
A preacher can no more preach a
political sermon without converting his
The net results of good farming
pulpit into a political rostrum than are profits, success, a growing busi
he could sell intoxicating liquor from ness and a good living.
the altar without converting the
church into a bar room. He can no
The farmer should take all un
more purify politics by playing the certainty out of securities before ap
game than he can sanctify gambling plying for a loan.
by running a lottery.
1 Join in the ort repeated suggestion
One can advise comfortably from a
that a preacher has as much right in safe port—Schiller.
political brawls as a saloon keeper and
we also admit that he has as much
Sorry She Spoke.
right to get drunk as anyone else, f "Tou mustn’t laugh so at the table«”
but we would rather he would not do expostulated the mother.
so for the "greater the saint the great
"I ain't laughing at the table,” said
er the gin.'1 I think a political bishop the youngster “ I'm laughing at Miss
can turkey trot In the name of Chris- j Green."—Exchange.
tlanlty as consistently as he can enter
into a mud slinging political contest
Every one has a wallet behind for
to the disgrace of his church.
his own fallings and one before for the
It is my opinion that when this fallings of others.—Ln Fontaine.
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PROHIBITION MEASURE HAS TEETH
I f the anti-liquor measure proposed by the Committee of One-
Hundred is not too greatly modified by the legislature, there will
be little question about prohibition prohibiting in Oregon, says the
Corvallis Gazette-Times. One provision makes it illegal for the
drug store to sell liquor even on the prescription of a physician.
This relieves the legitimate drugjrist o f an annoyance and a tempt
ation he does not desire, and protects the public from the druggist
who has the disposition to make a saloon o f his place of business.
Another provision is that habitual drunkards may not purchase
liquor from without the state, a privilege granted others under re
strictions. This class is known, and all liquor consigned to them
may be confiscated at the express offices. The forbidding o f club
locker-rooms is one of the strong provisions.
As finally drafted,
the measure is comprehensive, covering all phases of the question.
I t ’s salient features are as follows:
Anything containing more than one-half of one per cent of al
cohol intended as a beverage is defined as “ intoxicating liquor.”
Home manufacture of wines, cider or vinegar permitted—but
it cannot be sold, except vinegar, non-intoxicating cider or unfer
mented grape juice.
Sale of sacramental wine permitted on order of clergymen.
Drug stores can not sell whiskey—even on prescription of a
physician. Licensed physicians may administer but not prescribe.
Taking of arders is forbidden.
Giving away o f liquor, when intended as a law evasion is for
Club locker rq§ms forbidden.
Carrying liquor to a dance hall is forbidden.
Only original consignee may receive liquor from without state.
No habitual drunkard may import liquor from without state.
Quantity that may be received at any time within four weeks
from without the state limited to five gallons spirituous or vinous
liquors, and 20 gallons of malt liquors, by any individual or family.
Places where liquors are manufactured, sold or given away be
come common nuisances. This section covers motor boats and au
tomobiles when they are not common carriers.
A search and seizure system is provided upon a warrant which
may be obtained by any citizen from the proper authorities.
All intoxicating liquor found in violation of law declared for
Appointment of assistant attorney-general to assist the local
district attorney at a salary o f not over $200 a month is provided,
but legislature may change flat salary too fee system.
Fines collected under this law to go to the county in which
the conviction is obtained.
Negligent officials may be removed by civil action.
Private citizens may employ attorneys with their own funds to
be recognized as associate counsel in prosecuting violations.
Prosecuting officers are authorized to swear witnesses a n d
make them sign their testimony. Refusal of witnesses to be sworn
is construed a misdemeanor subject to fine.
Exact definition of liquor sold is r.ot required in complaint.
Any number o f offenses may be included in one complaint, and
trial be had as on one count.
State has right o f appeal on legal questions.
Physicians or pharmacists convicted more than once o f violat
ing law will have licenses revoked,
Fines become lien bn property in which violation took place.
Copy o f internal revenue stamp prima facie evidence of sale.
B. F. Fresh is in Salem on the
F. M. Fresh and family visited
relatives in Stayton Sunday.
C. P. I)arst called at the E.
C. Downing home Friday.
EmmaFrank is visiting friends
Stayton this week.
Mrs. Henrv Miller o f near
Sublimity visited her daughter
A. C. Peterson was a Capital
City visitor Thursday.
Mrs. C. J. Hunt Thursday.
C. P. Darst was transacting
T. J. Hill attended the tele
phone meeting at Macleay Mon business in Aumsville Saturday.
Keep Warm—An unlimited quantity
Mable and Ida Frank were o f old fir wood for sale, on the ground
guests a t the E. C. Downing $1.00, and delivered $1.30 per tier.
R, £. Calavan and Cbaa. Lee.
home Sunday afternoon.