The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, October 31, 1915, SECTION FIVE, Page 8, Image 64

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Agent for French Government Declares Western Stock Sonnder Than Any Elsewhere on Continent and Prices
Expected to Be Advanced as Scarcity Becomes Felt Oregon Man Delivers 1000, Promises 500 More.
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CONSCRIPTION ot entirely neutra!
non-combatants in the United
States Is going on in wholesale
lots. More than 300,000 disinterested
and seemingly Inoffensive and unof
fending American neutrals have em
barked in the last 15 months for Eu-
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Dart of tllRae Yankfi-bred sncii have
been sacrificed to dum-dum bullets and
ehrapnel shells.
The conscription to which the above
reference is made is not of any hyphen
ated varieties said to exist in this
country, but is a forced enlistment of
perfectly good and sound American
horseflesh, and it Is said by reliable
horsemen that before the war closes in
Europe, estimating that it will continue
for at least another year, more than
1.000,000 neutrals will have been sup
plied to feed the cannon.
Now that the Middle Western States
have been scoured by buyers of Amer
ican horseflesh and most of the avail
able horses have been taken up and
sent across the Atlantic, buyers are be
ginning, to look to the Pacific Coast
for more active transactions in the
horse market than previously. They
have, however, piled their business
with success in the Northwest for the
last ten months, and each state where
horses are abundant has supplied 10,
000 to 70.000 to European governments
at war for military purposes. With the
growing scarcity in Southern and
Middle Western States the European
nations are sending their horse buying
representatives to the North Pacific
States In search of horseflesh for their
cavalry and light infantry.
Buyers Letts Diserfviinatinff.
The allies have been most active
through American horse buyers. With
the opening of the last Spring Eastern
buyers began to enter the Western
field, and consistent with their actions.
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large contracts have been closed with
Northwest farmers for the immediate
delivery of good sound American
From all the horse-shipping centers
these buyers have come to the North
west with contracts In their pockets.
At first tliey were discriminating in
their choice and took only the best;
but in the last three or four months it
has been noticed that they have not
been so concerned as to the quality.
When the orders first came In from
the belligerent .nations it was decided
that only the top-notch horses should
be purchased for war purposes, and
there was much dickering before a
horse deal was closed. However, since
the war has been prolonged and Ameri
can horses have not been quite so plen
tiful as at first these tuyers have re
laxed and at the present the farmer of
the Northwest is the man who Just
about quotes what he wants for a horse
suitable to put into the field. It has
come to the point that when a farmer
asks a price for a horse he just about
gets it, or Mr. Buyer can go without.
As a general rule the buyer accepts the
farmer's figure, provided the horse is
reasonably sound and not too old.
Oregon Crop Brings l.OOO.OOO.
Thus through the dealings of these
European representatives, Oregon
probably more than $1,000,000 richer in
terms of horse money than it was
little more than a year ago, and with
the upward rise in the price of horses
it bids fair to double tjiat figure be
fore the close of the next - Summer.
Other Northwest states have furnished
large orders and their share of Euro
pean cash has been equal to and in
many instances greater than that of
"Why is it, one buyer of more than
50,000 head of horses in the last five
months was asked, "that you come to
the extreme Western States for you
horses when you can get them ' in
abundance throughout Texas. Nebraska,
Wyoming and other Central and South
ern States?"
"Because," he said, "the Western
horses are better. They stand the . test
better, are sounder, have better wind
and land on the European seaboard in
better condition trsn the Middle West
ern or Southern horses. One most no
ticeable thing about your Western
horses is the soundness of their feet.
This probably is one cf the most neces
sary things for horses to be placed in
the service.
"The reports that have been received
here on shipments of Western horses
to Europe show us that the West will
become" our field in the purchase of
horses, and that is why we have been
ordered by our firms dealing with
these countries to come West and buy
up all the horses the stockmen will
furnish us. Practically every horse
firm will have buyers in the Northwest
this Winter and next Spring. Inspec
tion quarters wfll be transferred from
Middle Western stations to Western
cities and all the work' incident to
shipment will be done in the West."
Central Oregon probably will become
the rendezvous for these buyers in in
creasingly large numbers' next year.
This section of the state has already
furnished large orders amounting to
more than $500,000 and yet no impres
sion has been made upon the supply.
W. W. ("Bill") Brown, of Fife. Or.,
probably one of the largest and
most successful stockmen in the state
can claim the distinction of being
horse king so . far as supplying the
largest individual order of horses going
to the war zone. Along about last
Spring some time a buyer for France
happened into Burns, Or., He had heard
of "Bill" Brown and the approximate
number of horses he owned.
lOOO Head Sold.
Mr: Brown was found and it was not
long before this buyer had closed a
deal for 1000 head of sound dry horses
to be delivered on or- before the middle
cf October of this year. Mr. Brown
this week delivered into Bend the last
of the order and this buyer has closed
another contract with the king of Ore
gon horsemen In which Mr. Brown will
deliver an additional 600 head within
the" next few months.
When the contract was closed, it Is
said, Mr. Brown had no idea of the
number of horses he had roaming over
the Central Oregon ranges. He had
an idea that he had at least 1000 some
where within reach, but there was
nothing definite. So he began scouring
the range, and as a result he is about
$100,000 richer in horse money than
he was January 1, 1915, and will be
about 350,000 richer January 1, 191b.
than he Is today through his transac
tions with the Republic of France. No
man, according to the buyer who closed
tne contract with Mr. Brown, has been
able to come up to that mark. One
Montana horseman made a contract for
the delivery of 1000 sound Montana
horses from his own ranch, but S40
was all he could produce. In the cue
of Bill Brown, of Fife, every horse
came from his own stock ranch, and
t is said that he has plenty left to
do all the work that is necessary on
his ranch next year.
It might be expected that with the
dealings so promiscoun and on such a
large scale the supply might be mo
diminished as to be detrimental to the
farming interests of the state. There
are, however, no indications ox sucn
up to the present time.
"We Intend to ply our business !n
fcdaho, Washington, Oregon and Mon
tana more strongly in the coming sea
son than this year," eaid one buyer of
East St. Louis. Just because we have
found that the Coast horses are better
than the horses we shipped earlier In
the vear.
"Yes," he said, "the manufacturer of
jrannel shells is not the only individ
ual who is going to make money off
this war. if you wish to speak of it in
that way. I venture to say that more
than $3,000,000 has already been spent
in this country and has been leit di
rectlv with the Western and Middle
Western stockmen. There is none of
this 60-to-90-days' business in payin
either. The cash Is waiting him upon
the delivery and acceptance of his
horses at the stockyards from which
the shipment is made.
"It is not without feeling and pity.'
said one buyer, "that we make th
deals we do. When you come upon a
fine, sound horse that looks like
thoroughbred, it kind of pricks the con
science a little to know that the fine
animal can stand the war business not
more than a few days when it get
into the field. We are told by the
French army officers who go with us
in buying that a horse's life seldom
extends beyond four days, provided it
is in the field of action. A majority
of them go within this time and a
very few live more than four day;
The best of the average horses in tha
country have already gone and have
been shot, and we are now compelled
to resort In many instances to the in
ferior grades, but we have to take
Industries Are Illustrated and Forms of Life Are Depicted by Use of Working Models, Charts and Stereopticon
Slides Activity in Gardening and Domestic Sciencfe Is Turned to Practical Account. .
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IN LINE with the city-wide endeavor
to connect up learning with life In
the Portland public schools Is the
system of collecting manufacturers' ex
hibits to aid the children in their geog
raphy and language lessons. Exhibits,
showing process of manufacturing cer
tain articles, are furnished by leading
manufacturers In such form that the
children can see, touch and handle a
product in the various stages of Its
For instance, when the chocolate In
dustry chances to be mentioned in a
geography or domestic science lesson,
am exhibit is brought into the class
room, which shows the various stages
of manufacture from the cocoa bean
to a chocolate drop. The difference
between chocolate and cocoa is forever
fixed in the pupils' minds by a com
parison ot two vials, one showing the
chocolate before the extraction of the
cocoa oil and the other product after
the oil is extracted, for cocoa is only
chocolate minus the oil.
Library Loaaa Exhibits.
Exhibits of this nature are used In
some of the grade schools, and a col
lection of them is owned by the Public
Library and loaned out to the schools,
but the most comprehensive collection
has been made in the Montavllla School
through the efforts of the principal,
D. A. Wiley.
Professor Wiley Is vitalizing the
studies of the children under his charge
In many ways. Every agency Is made
use of in this school to make lessons
as real, as much a part of the children's
lives, as their play. Montavllla School)
took first prize In last Spring's garden 1
contest. This Fall, in order not to I
waste the vegetables In the garden, ;
the children decided, acting upon a I
suggestion fromt heir principal, to can
the vegetables to be used in fheir hot
lunches during the Winter. Hundreds!
of quarts of peas, beans, carrots and I
beets have been canned. I
Another activity that has proved
both useful and instructive in this
school is printing. Transfer blanks
and many other needed printed forms
are made by the hoys, who are so fas
cinated with the intricacies of the
printers' trade that there are always
more of them wanting to work in the
printshop than its small quarters will
accommodate. This work Is entirely
voluntary and is done after school
Lantern Slides I'tllised.
The exhibits from manufacturers are
supplemented by the use of charts, giv
ing pictures and descriptive matter.
This school also makes a wide use of
stereographs. Six hundred slides made
for use in the grades are owned by
the Montavllla School. Slides on any
one of hundreds of subjects may be
secured by a teacher desiring them on
five minutes notice. A large stereopti
con lantern is in use in the assembly
hall, and teachers may take their pu
pils there at any time the pictures may
help to make a lesson clearer.
Among the manufacturers' exhibits
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are two assortments of articles that
perhaps interest the children more than
any others. They show the process of
making silk, from the moth that lays
the eggs that hatch silkworms, to a
spool of thread. Desiring to make this
subject stiU more interesting Miss
Lucie George, teacher of the 6-A and
6-B grades, sends each year to Wash
ington for eggs, and the silkworms
hatch and spin their cocoons In the
windows of the schoolroom, where the
children can watch the process from
day to day.
Local Industries Shown.
Exhibits from cotton mills help the
pupils to understand the making of
cotton cloth and thread. Some of Miss
George's pupils have tried growing
cotton in the windows. An exhibit
from one of the large shears manu
facturers has been of ruuch interest to
domestic science classes. Exhibits from
flouring mills have familiarized the
children with one ot Oregon's leading
industries. Articles showing the by-
Vt-oducts of petroleum have been fur
nished by the Standard Oil Company.
An exhibit showing the various pro
cesses in the making of woolen gar
ments has also aroused special inter
est, because of the importance ot the
wool industry in Oregon.
Principal Wiley is planning an ex
cursion to one of Portland's woolen
mills in order that the children may
actually see the manufacturing processes.
$1500 King Is Recovered.
BALTIMORE, Md.. Oct. 22. Mrs. Ed
ward Hanger, of Chicago, who is a
guest of Miss N. S. Watts, was shocked
upon returning to the home ot her
friend from a shopping expedition to
find that a diamond ring valued at
$1500 was missing from her finger.
The ring held a large diamond set in
platinum and surrounded by 100 smaller
stones. An investigation by detectives
brought back the ring, which Mrs. Hag.
ger had lost In a store.
Rev. W. B. Hinson Declares Christianity Must Be Real and Ideal, Above and Apart From Worldly Associations and Deaf to Criticisms of Those Who Are Not Converted to God's Ways.
The Work of a Man.
That the man of Oid may be complete,
furnished comijletely unto every good work.
S Tim.. 3-17.
Pastor of the White Temple.)
AT the base of the complete furnish
ing of the Christian for every
good work there must lie clear
cut conviction concerning Jesus Christ.
I read over for my heartening this
morning that wonderful sentence in
Corinthians where
the Apostle Paul, a
quarter of a centu
ry after Christ went
'to heaven, said, "He
appeared unto over
500 brethren at
once, of whom the
greater part re
main, but some are
fallen asleep."
The whole life of
those Corlnthiar
men so changei
mat me assumed -
an expectant attl-iie. - Alfcuawn.
tude, and they were as men waiting
for orders from the throne, and other
men looking at them marveled at their
other-worldliness; and when they died,
they died not as ordinary men die. but
calmly and trustfully they fell asleep;
and I'aul tells you the secret of their
changed life and calm death was the
clear conviction they possessed regard
ing the Savior. They had seen him,
and henceforth life was other than it
had been before, and death even under
went a chansre. The same thing we
heard in our lesson this morning:
t?imon Peter saw the audience of Jesus
receding, and his heart flamed and
bled at the same time over the indig
nity offered his master, and the trag
edy that was being enacted under his
gaze: and when the question of Jesus
emote his ear like a hammer, up rose
the conviction that he had regarding
Jesus, and he said. "Go away? Who will
go away from God. and external life.
and you, the massive Christ?"
Clear Conviction Imperative.
I say that it is imperative that we
nave clear conviction ot the saviorhood
of Jesus. The pulpit today is no place I
for the man who does not know his
Lord. Once more let me affirm that if
there be the Unitarian preacher mas
querading in the Baptist pulpit, the
place for him is outside: for never can
the great challenge of the gospel be
delivered with proper emphasis until It
falls from the lip of a man who knows
whom he has believed and is assured
that he has passed from death to life
through Jesus. And there must be
clear-cut conviction as to the lordship
of the Savior. Said a man to me once
In a special meeting, "If you tell me
I can be saved here tonight, and all
pertaining to my salvation is finished,
and I can go back into my business and
social life and live as I have lived be
fore, I will profess this religion." And
I had to tell the man that was the
way to go to hell, not to heaven: yet
Is the church afflicted with a great
multitude of people who have never
laid the right emphasis upon the lord
ship of the Christ who redeemed them;
and they ne'ed to go next month dunog
vacation down to the Damascus road
and say not only Who art thou. Lord?"
but also say. "Lord, what wilt thou
have me to do?" So there must be a
clean-cut conviction concerning Jesus.
i- or this Is no time or place for opin
ions. The fight is on. and the day has
dawned when .men must know, and
be sure, and have conviction that has
gone into the very warp and woof of
life, that runs In the blood, and tingles
in. the nerve, and arrests the whole man
for the service of God.
Belief Changes Attitude.
Now that conviction will necessarily
crystallize iteelf into conduct. For my
deed is my creed, and according to what
I believe, I am. "As a man thinketh in
his heart, so is he." really and ulti
mately. And necesarily if a man has
the Christian conviction about Jesus,
it will manifest itself in his life. For
who can believe with his being's
strength that the son of God left the
father's glory and came down to a
bloody cross, and wore a thorny crown,
and died to save him from hell, and live
a lite unaffected by that he believes?
If this can be done, then law is a lie j
and a myth is cause and effect.
So. having this conviction concerning
Christ, we realize that our one busi
ness in the world is to glorify him:
that he holds the foreclosed mortgage
on every member of the body, faculty
of the mind and emotion of the soul;
that body, mind and spirit are the fit
ting sacrifice presented to the great
Christ by his loyal, loving worshiper;
and so the man with this conviction
about Jesus moves through the world
as other men do not move. He is
Christ's fool, knowing not the value of
the prizes the world offers; seeking no
place, no power save a place In the
heart of the Christ who possesses all
power; heedless of the world's flattery,
or the world's curse: with a task to
perform, and a business to transact,
and a mission to fill, and a life to live;
with God's "Well done" as the ultimate
goal of his every effort and endeavor.
He is on the King's business; and in
those Old World Parliaments, the
King's business takes precedence over
all other business. Thus is It in the
Christian life. He listens not to the
noises of the world; for his orders he
takes from the lips of the King.
Criticism Means aoght.
He has no ear for the expostulations
of & criticising generation: he says,
"Stand thou on that side, world; on this
side, I." He moves about as stars move
in their orbits, God-controlled: he is
resistless as the slip of a glacier; he is
unmoved as the rising of the swelling I
tide: he is God-sufficed, reckle&e of all
save the approval of the Christ who for
him died, and who for him lives. He
is not living so much the "strenuous
life," or the "simple life." as he is liv
ing the "single life." the life that has
one goal, one ambition, one purpose,
one dynamic.
Now this conduct which is crystal
lized conviction about Jesus must be
sustained by communion with the King.
In his august way. Jesus once said,
"Without me you can do nothing." He
said. "He that hath the son hath life."
And the life evidences itself in con
duct, for he adds: "He that hath not
the son hath not life"; and death
never expresses itself in activity. He
said, "Abide in me and ye shall bring
forth fruit. Cut yourself off from me
and you are dead and worthless."
You see when Christ goes out of the
life, all goes. It is not losing a dogma,
one might still live on: it is not losing
an opinion; that might be thrown aside
as a garment; but it Is losing bread,
water, light, rest, life.v And if you want
to see a crystallized illustration of so
called Christian conduct severed from
communion with the living Christ, look
at Unltarianism. Impotent, a mere cult,
no missionary power in it. no prayer
meeting force in it, preaching as it did
in this city last Easter Sunday on "The
immortality of Henry Wadsworth Long
fellow" cut off from communion with
the great Christ, as the son of the liv
ing God, and the savior of the world.
And in this communion with the
Christ, there will necessarily inhere
companionship with the King. "They
walked no more with him," they went
away. But Peter walked with him into
a companionship that has made his
words immortal, and his life as the
shining ot a great planet in the firma
ment of grace. And whoso through
communion companions with Jesus
shall see, as did Peter and James and
John, the outputting of the power of
the Son of God. and shall see the out
raying of the glory of the Son of God
and he Fhall see the onrushing of the
agony of the Son of God. He shall
behold the raising of Jairus' daughter,
and know Jesus is the resurrection and
the life. He shall see the transfigura
tion glory, and have a realization of
what heaven must be. And he shall go
into Gethsamene. and have fellowship
with Christ in his suffering. He shall
nave companionship with Jesus. He is
the one who' will stand by Moses as
he says, "If thy presence go not with
us, carry us not up hence." He shall be
as was Christmas Evans of Wales.
Companionship Is Felt.
Late for the meeting in a farmhouse,
the farmer's boy went to tell the
preacher the time for the service bad
come, and the lad. with wonder in his
eyes and open mouth, came back and
whispered to his father. "He is talking
to somebody, for I heard him say, 'If
you to, I will, but if you won't so, I
won't go either." And the farmer, wise
in the learning of Christ, said, "It Is all
right, sing another hymn; Christmas is
not coming until he brings Christ with
him: when he comes, he will bring
Christ, and we shall have a .good time."
Companionship with Jesus! And this
companionship will have its fruitage in
an abiding place found in the very
heart of the Son of God. For this man
of whom I speak shall be as John, he
shall lean on the bosom of the Christ;
bis communion shall be so intimate,
and his companionship so real.
I told the young people In Oakland
that in these days of degrees, we are
losing sight of the only degree they
had in the college of Christ. John had
it; he was very proud of it; he wore
It on his forehead, and in his heart; it
was the degree of W. J. L. Over and
over he flaunts it in the face of the
world. He said. "I am the disciple W. J.
L.." "Whom Jeaus Loved." And because
he reclined where the great sun of the
divine love shone and blazed, he be
came himself the apostle of love; the
one who looked into the very heart of
God Almighty, and said, "God so loved
the world he gave his son"; and one
who remembered the words of the
Master. "Let not your heart be troubled,
ye believe in God, believe also in me.
and so let my peace keep your heart
quiet in the midst of all tumult." And
because he leaned on the bosom of the
Lord, he learned lessons other men
could not learn. For you know how
Peter motioned to John to inquire of
Jesus who should be the betrayed; and
John was so near, being on the heart
of the Lord, and so being near the
mouth of the Lord, that Jesus could
whisper the name of Judaa to John, and
the other disciples not hear the sound
O. God has his poets, to whom he whis
pers in the ear, and God has his seers
for whom he draws the curtain and
rends the vail, and lets the glory of the
future become the bliss of the present.
w Life Is I rued.
So move on with your conviction
about Jesus, into a changed life; sus
tained by communion with Christ: re
sulting In companionship with Jesus;
finding yourself near to the very heart
of the Lord: and you shall know where
others guess, and you shall be steady
where others tremble, and you shall be
unafraid, though the mountains be car
ried into the midst of the sea; and you
shall be steady, and calm, and unafraid
though cosmos rushes back into chaos,
and the sky and the sod should come
This, then, is the complete equip
ment of the complete man in Jesus
I know we shall some day be made
kings and priests unto God: but I know
we are already made kings and priests
unto God, and we sit now on thrones of
power, and stand by altars of sacrifice.
if only we enter into our grand inheri- ,
tance. and move according to our di- !
vine destiny. Altars of self-denial, I
self-sacrifice and self-elimination; al
tars where intercessory prayer is the
oblation that is burned- to the approval
of Jehovah.
And kings attaining unto self-conquest,
so that we cease to be fussy
men. and become firm men; so that we
learn with Spurgeon to say. "They say,
well let them say": so that we become
men who are "rooted and grounded in
Christ": and no wind can devastate us.
and no earthquake rock us. On the
rock, and the rains may descend, and
the floods come, and the winds blow,
and the man in the house that is erect
ed on the rock, says, "Listen to the
wind, and hear the rain": and partakes
of the meal spread before him "in the
presence of his enemies."
World's Temptations Lacking.
Conquerors of the world, having no
eye to the little newspaper, for what
can the newspaper do with its fulsome
eulogy, or its flippant dispraise; caring
not for the strife, because he knows by
experience. "Well roars the storm to
him who hears a louder voice above
the storm." Conquerors of the devil,
saying in our degree as Christ said in
his infinite scope. "The prince of this
world cometh and hath nothing in me";
scorning tne little kingdoms offered by
Satan, ana abiding in the convection
that the will of God is heaven on earth,
and glory even while we are in tne
vale of shadow and toil.
To this life God calls us his morn
ing; you from your business and work
shop and office, and I from my study;
you from your home: you from your
school. He calls us to live this com
plete life, completely furnished unto
every good work. He calls us by the
bloody cross; he calls us by the gloomy
garden of Gethsemane; he calls us by
the carpenter shop of Nazareth: he calls
us by the manger in the stable of Beth
lehem. He calls us to live the life that
Is worth while. Just a little while you
know and all the coins will drop from
the whitening, stiffening fingers: Just
a little while and they will put a card
in the newspaper thanking the friends
who sent, flowers to the funeral; Just
a little while and we shall have passed
away and the place that knows us now
will know us no more forever.
Dissolution Is Described.
We shall have gone the way the
great dramatist was tbinking of when
he said. "The cloud-capped towers, the
gorgeous palace's, the solemn temples,
the great globe itself and all which it
inherits shall dissolve, and like the
baseless fabric of a vision, leave not
a rack behind." But he that is com
pletely furnished unto every good work
hall abide forever.
Turn not away, O people, from the
Christ, though the multitude may pass
Into the purple distance: but cleave
unto the Lord, your God, and your life
shall have fixity in Jehovah; and you
shall never die, but simply fall asleep:
and your Immortality shall be glorious
beyond the imagination of the angels.
Come to this decision. The Savior calls
you to it this morning; the one with
the scar in the palm, and the scar on
the brow. But he will not always be
"The Man of Sorrows, familiar with
grief." He is coming soon; and a l'.Kht
shall drown out the glory of the mid
day: and the noise of the tramping
hosts of the manifold battalions of the
king shall subdue the surge of the
sea, and the scream of the wind; and ha
shall come, borne on his car whose
wheels are burnished worlds, within
whose rims whole hells flame, and be
fore whose fiery onrush the stars dry
up like dewdrops. and he shai; hrii'c:
with him on that august occasion t!m
"well done" for all who have been com
pletely furnished unto every good