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FALLS CITY NEWS
FALLS CITY. OREGON, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, li)14
WANT TO SETTLE
No Public Drinking
SAYS GOV. WEST
Nein; you cannot drink beer or
any other intoxicating beverage
in any public place in the city of
you do, the cops will get you.
The prohibition law went into e f
Naoo Citizen» Propose to Settle the
Eugane Papar Daolaras Governor
fect yesterday by ordinance o f
Mexloan Border Trouble With
West Told Untruth In Denying
the city council. Independence
out Forderal Aid or Red
FRENCH CAUGHT WITH DUM-DUMS
Washington, Oct. 14.—Count
von BernstofT, the German A m
bassador, issued today the fol
lowing statement under the head
ing: “ Authorized by the Im per
ial Government” :
“ In possession o f French sold
iers who were- made prisoners,
particularly near Schirmek, Mont-
medy and Longwy, numerous
steel mantle projectiles were
found, the tap o f which had been
bored out by machinery to a wide
th o f five and a depth o f seven
milimetres. Near Fort Longwy
u mechanical contrivance was dis
covered. serving to alter the bul
lets o f finished cartridges in the
above fashion. There also were
whole cases full o f such cartrid
ges captured. It is, therefore,
beyond doubt that cartridges of
this description have been dealt
out to the troops by the French
Saloons and Factories
T ry a S a c k of
HIGH FLIGHT FLOUR
a n d w a t c h r e s u lt s
All Goods and Prices Are Right
Falls City Lumber Co.
HELP THE FARMER
C o m m o n C a rrie r» W ill C o -o p s rs te In
M a r k e t in g F a rm P ro d u cta — M id d le
M e n C h a rg e
H ig h e r Ratee
f o r H a n d lin g F a rm T h a n
F a c t o ry Producta.
■y Peter Radford.
Lecturer National Farmers’ Union.
Eugene, Oregon, O c t, 12.— A t
The leading railroad ayatema of the
a recent campaign meeting ad nation will establish market bureau»
dressed by Governor West at Al- to attaint the farmera along their
vadore, a lumber town in Lane line» in marketing their producta.
Muny roada have acceded to the re
county, the Eugene Guard and quest of the Farmers' Union and an
other papers quoted him as a c -1 nounced their willingness to enter
knowledging the honesty and in Into active co-operation with the far
tegrity ol K. A. Booth, candidate mers In marketing their producta.
The express companies have sur
fo r the United States Senate.
veyed the Held and the Federal Gov
Naco, Ariz., October, 14.— An
American battle line has been
extended along the international
boundary by the Ninth and Tenth
United States cavalry under Col.
C. A. P. Hatfield, to prevent the
Villu and Carrarrta factions from
again bringing their warefare
The Governor was quoted as
onto American Boil.
This follows a second appeal to
President tVilson for protection
“ I know Mr. Booth has a large
for the town against the remark
amount o f money, and 1 know
able number o f stray bullets and
how he got it. And I am going
Bhells which for ten days have
to admit that Mr. Booth got
fallen here instead o f in the
every dollar o f his money hon
SheritT Harry Wheeler
In Eugene on Friday nigh Gov
voiced the wishes o f many Naco
ernor West denied having used
Americans when he asked Gov
the words ascribed to him, and
ernor Hunt to have the federal
the Eugene paper on the follow
troops withdrawn and the situa
ing day published two affidavits
Cruel Wounds Causod,
tion turned over to him. He o f
“ As regards the effect o f these o f men who were present and
fered to gather 600 cowboys who
commonly heard his speech and swore to
would protect the town without known as dum-dum bullets, the the correctness o f the quotation.
softer leaden nucleus will, at the The Eugene paper, heretofore
impact, emerge from the steel
friendly to the Governor, com
mantle and flatten out,
causing peculiarly cruel wounds ments on his Eugene speech,
suffering. The saying:
o f the mantle
“ The Governor also made the
West Virginia voted drv two
which, when torn open, produces
jearsaito by 1)0,(KM) majority. heavy lacerations in the organic assertion that the publication of
Inquiries by factories seeking tissues.
that statement was, to use his
locations in Huntington, W.' Va.,
“ Other cartridges found on own words, ‘ framed against him.’
doubled immediately, and every French prisoners show bullets
In this Governor W est lies.
inquirer mentioned the dry vote either provided with strongly
“ Th e Governor’s speech last
as his reason for turning his protruding edges or nipped off at
quest toward West Virginia.
was an attack on R. A.
the top, or even split-open. Mili
Oregon needs factories. Pro tary investigations have estab Booth. It was not a fair, open
hibition is an inducement to nian- lished the fact that the men have
and honest attack, such as a fair-
treated the cartridges as describ minded, honest man would use
ed by order o f their officers. Bul
toward an opponent, but was an
Anti-Saloon League o f Oregon. lets o f this kind are as liable to
by veiled inference and
cause similar needless wounds as
611 Stock Exchange Bid.
the dum-dum bullets.
Buy all goods o f home
merchants and help to
make Falls City greater
ernment, through the parcel post,
has demonstrated the possibilities of
the common carrier as a useful agency
In marketing farm commodities.
I consider the action of these giant
bualneas concerns In determining to
co-operate with the farmera In mar
keting their crops, to be the greatest
product of human thought on the
Western hemisphere during the past
year, and it demonstrates that the
educational work of the Farmers’
Union has brought the nation to a
clearer understanding of the real
problem of the farmer.
To give information on marketing
Is far more valuable than to give
advice on production. There is a mu
tual interest between the railroads
and the farmer which cannot exist
between any other lines of Industry.
The railroads are the teamsters of
agriculture, and they are employed
only when there is something to haul.
Good prices will do more to increase
tonnage than any other factor, and
railroads want tonnage.
Agriculture has many inherent dis
advantages which require combined
effort to overcome in marketing.
There are millions of producing units
working Independently and selling
without knowledge of market condi
tion«. The harvest is once a year,
while consumption Is pretty even
ly distributed throughout the entire
year, and most of the farmers,
through custom and necessity, dump
their entire crop on the market as
soon as it is gathered. The problem
of organizing and systematizing the
markets Is one in which the farmers
invite assistance of all lines of in
dustry friendly to their interests.
Farmers Bear the Burden.
The business of the manufacturer
lends itself more readily to organiza
tion and the facilities for studying the
markets are more easily available. The
result is that the merchants are com
pelled to handle moat staplq manufac
tured articles at very little profit, and
as a consequence the merchant must
look to products which he buys di
rect from the farm for hie profits.
The reports of the Federal Depart
ment of Agriculture show some very
interesting information and enable
a comparison between the coat of
marketing producta of the farm and
those of the factory.
A few items
will serve to illustrate the general
run. The cost of getting sugar from
the refinery to the consumer W 9
cents on the dollar; the cost of get
ting tobacco from factory to con
sumer Is 14 cents on the dollar. In
Belling a dollar's worth of eggs the
middleman gets a profit of 50 cents
on the dollar. In selling a dollar's
worth of potatoes, the middleman
makes 70 cents on the dollar; in sell
ing a dollar’s worth of fruit, the
middleman gets 84 cents on the dol
lar, and on cantaloupes 82 cente.
Farmers' Bulletin No. 570, published
by the United States Department of
Agriculture, In discussing this subject,
"Th e high price paid by consumers
ranging from 5 to 500 per cent, in
some cases, more than the farmer re
ceives. Indicates that there is plenty
of room for lowering the cost of
farm products to consumers and at
the same time largely increasing the
cash income per farm, without in
creasing farm production. This condi
tion is undoubtedly a marketing prob
lem which will have to be solved by
better organization of farmers and
improved methods of marketing."
Large Shippers Influence Rates.
In railroad rates the Inequalities
are equally as flaring. Rate making
In Its primitive stages was largely
Influenced by demands and arguments
of large shippers, but the farmers
were unorganized and seldom ap
peared before rate-making bodies, and
the burden of expense In transporta
tion lies largely against the raw
products of the farm.
In banking, o u r . securities are fits
criminated against, as compared with
the products of the factorlee and
mines. The farmer Is entitled to a
The farmer Is more In
terested In good prices and efficient
service than he is in rates.
P U L P IT W A R N E D A G A IN S T
T H E Y E L L O W P E R IL O F
P O L IT IC S .
A Consecrated Ministry Needed for
the Rural Churches.
By Peter Radford.
Lecturer National Farmers’ Union.
The farmers of this nation have on
their payroll 95,004) preachers and this
number applying themselvea diligent
ly and exclusively to the religloua
work at hand Is sadly Inadequate 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 person 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
o f the law for the power of the altar
and to legislate religion Into human
hearts, never was greater.
The world never needed a religious
ministry more nor political preachers
less than It does today. W e need min
isters to teach us how to live; we
know how to vote.
The religious preacher is the most
capable servant and the political
preacher the sorriest master the world
has ever known. W herever power Is
placed in the hands of the latter they
Invariably become intolerant, bigoted
and vicious and resort to the whip and
the faggot to enforce their opinion.
Civilization has many times been
compelled to drive incorrigible preach
era back to the pulpit at the point of
the bayonet. Many of the pages of
history are wet with blood shed at the
hands of political preachers who wrote
laws on the statute books that com
mitted arson upon mankind, maimed
human beings with the hatchet and
sent helpless women to the torture
rack, all because they disagreed with
their views. When in control of gov
ernment. the pulpit politicians invari
ably undertake to perform legislative
miracles such ae casting out witches
with the flame of a torch, suborning
conscience with shackles and enforc
ing opinions with the guillotine.
Mixing Politics and Religion.
Politics and religion will not blend.
No free government can long exist or
the church perform Its mission to
society when preachers and politicians
temporarily exchange callings, and a
that will countenance
such conduct will soon decay. Such a
traffic in occupations ie aa unsound in
principle as the white slave trade is
immoral in practice.
The hand that passes the sacrament
should not collect slush funds for po
litical purposes. The gentle voice that
comforts us in sorrow and pronounces
the last sad rite« upon our departed
loved ones should not rave and rant on
the hustings. I do not believe a
preacher can manipulate political ma
chinery and be righteous any more
than he could become a burglar and
I think it as Immoral
for a preacher to seek to lobby while
he prays as It would be tor him to
gamble while he preaches.
A preacher can no more preach a
political sermon without converting his
pulpit Into a political rostrum than
he could sell intoxicating liquor from
the altar without converting the
church into a bar-room. He can no
more purify politics by playing th<
game than he can sanctify gambling
by running a lottery.
I Join In the oft repeated suggeetlon
that a preacher has as much right in
political brawls as a saloon keeper and
we also admit that he has as much
right to get drunk as anyone else,
but we would rather he would not do
so for the "greater the saint the great
er the sin." I think a political bishop
can turkey trot In the name of Chris
tianity as consistently as he can enter
Into a mud slinging political contest
to the disgrace of his church.
It la. m y . opinion that when this
world !■ saved It will be through re-
llglous sermons and not through poli
tical speeches. Salvation must c o m
to us from the Bible and not from
the statute book; it will come through
holy councils of consecrated ministers
and not from caucuses of polities!
Ths Problem of tbs Layman.
There never was a tlms when
preachers and politicians formed an
unholy alliance that civilisation did
not shriek out and Christianity t r y
aloud. Since the beginning o f gov
ernment, politicians have sought to
decoy the ministry Into the meshao of
politics and make them carry bean ere
in political processions. They have
taken the ministry to the mountain-
top of power and offered to make them
monarch of all they surveyed, end
while moat of them bava said, “ get
thee behind me Satan,” a few have
fallen with a crash that has shaken
every pulpit in Christendom.
The ministry, unsophisticated and
confiding, is no match for the poli
tician versed in artful persuasion and
skilled In deceit, and it is the duty of
the laymen to protect the ministry
against the onslaught of these wolves
in sheep's clothing and drive the poli
ticians from the pulpit with the lash
of public scorn. It is the laymen's
problem to keep the ministry free
from unholy alliances, for It Is seid
on divine authority that we are our
Political Prayer Meetings.
It is a sad day tor 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 claae hatred and de
stroy Christian Influence in the com
munity. The spirit actuating such
meetings is anarchic, un-Chrlstllke
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 bis shadow ever
grow lees is the prayer of the farmers
o f this nation.
THE CALL OF
Rural life offers to young men days
of toll and nights of study. It offers
frugal fare and plain clothes. It Of
fers lean bodies, hard muscles, horsy
hands and furrowed brows. It of
fers wholesale recreation to the ex
tent necessary to maintain the high
est efficiency. It offers the burden o f
bringing up large families and train
ing them in the productive life. It
offers the obligations of using all
wealth as tools and not aa means of
self-gratification. It does not offer
the Insult of a life o f ease, or aes
thetic enjoyment, or graceful con
sumption or emotional ecstasy. It
offers. Instead, the joy of productive
achievement, of participating in the
bulldtng up of a higher rural civilisa
T o young women also It offers toll,
study, frugal fare and plain clothe«
such as beflt those who are honored
with a great and difficult task. It
offers also the pains, the burdens agd
responsibilities of sacred motherhood.
It offers the obligation and perpetua
tion in succeeding generations the
principles of the productive life made
manifest in themselves. It does not
offer the insult of a life o f pride sad
vanity. It offers the joys o f achleve-
ment. o f self-expression not alone
in dead marble and canvas, but also
in the plastic lives of children to be
shaped and moulded into those ideal
forms of mind and heart which their
dreame have pictured.
Co-operative thinking is the biggest
problem that confronts the farmer to
No farmer can afford to buy a thing
he can raise, no matter how cheap it
Co-operation is the force that keeps
the w olf from the door.
Is your farm declaring dividends,
or are you In the tenant class?
A farm is a business establishment,
and should be so operated.
A farm should be operated for net,
not for gross results.
The net results of good farming
are profits, success, a growing busi
ness and a good living.
The farmer should take all un
certainty out of securities before ap
plying for a loan.