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FALLS CITY NEWS
FALLS CITY OUFXiON, SATURDAY, SKiTEMHER 11, 1915
HENRY FORD CRIES
FOR WORLD PEACE
Will Devote Life and Fortune
to Cause of Amity.
WAR USELESS SLAUGHTER.
A sse rts T h a t Is o la tio n of U n ite d S ta te *
S u ffic ie n t
In s u ra n c e
A g a in e t
vasien and W a r n a C o u n try A g a in s t
P repared ness, W h ic h H e C a lls th e
Root of A ll W a r .
Kotnilt, Mich.—Usury Ford’s wealth,
iii'il In the pursuit o f the things of
IM-ocr, will be offered to the world to
aid In Its effort for an unending peace,
to op|iose the spirit o f militarism In ev
ery form and to challenge the Am eri
can who cries for more armament for
"I will do everything In my power to
prevent murderous, wasteful war In
America and In thu whole world; wtp
devote my life to tlKht this spirit which
Is now felt In the free and peaceful air
"Th e United Hlnte* has spent mi
than a billion dollars ou a navy n
army (hut were lo cope with nu In'
stun Inal never occurred and nei
will occur, Ami yet the very ‘ war eg-
I pert*' w ho are responsible for that Imr
[ deusome army and navy admit that
our army and navy would never have
been uble to meet with any hope of
success I boss of other so culled |»ow-
" I could toduy uiuke vast sums from
wurfnre If I so chose, but It would tie
better to die u pauper thun that any
thing I have hel|M-d lo muke or thut
any thought, word or act of mine
should he used for the furtherance of
" I know o f nothing lo which I would
rather give my life, nothing (hat would
give mo u more certain feeling that I
was doing a man's work, nothing that
would make me feel more content In
the knowledge that I had done a great
duly ihnt had been placed liefore me.
than to use that which I have to help
bring to an end (1,000 years of this un
justified hatred, ruthless waste, de
struction and murder.”
lo flume Into Infernos when a lightning
flush or a spark from a careless camp
er m lire furnishes the excuse.
Forest service ufliclals. while admit
ting their anxiety, said tb-y were bet
ter prep«red this year than ever be
fore. Luring the past twelve mouths
hundreds of miles o f tra^> have been
built through the forests, and the tele
phone system has been greatly In
creased Hud Improved.
also has drilled Its men after a new
i fashion, so tlutt systematized tire fight
ing hereafter will take the place o f In
GIVE NICKNAMES TO BOMBS.
A llie s
H a v e th e “ H a ir b r u s h " end the
“C ric k e t B e ll."
Loudon.—The various kinds o f bombs
now used In France and Flanders are
described by un Eugllsb officer In a
letter from the fron t There are, he
says, four main types— the "hair
brush," the "cricket hall," "the police
man's club" and the “ Jam tin." Bomb
throwers ure known In trench slang
“ The hairbrush," explains the writ
er, "la very like the ordinary hair
UNITED STATES CASH NOW
brush, except that the bristles are re
SETTING WORLD’S STANDARD placed by a solid block of high explo
sive. The policeman's truncheon has
gay streamers o f tape tied to Its tall
E o g ls Is th o R u le r os Exchange F e ll*
lo Insure that It falls to the ground
to Lo w o e t Level.
nose downward. Both these bombs ex
plode on Irniwct. and It Is Inadvisable
New York.—The American dollar Is to knock them against anything—say
CHUCK YOUR OLD HAT. THE GOOD FEEL
ruling the world today with au iron tbc buck o f the trench— when throwing
rounds sterling, francs, lire*, them.
GET WILL BE WORTH MORE THAN THE
"The cricket ball works by a time
and virtually all foreign exchange
have gone down to new depths In a
PRICE OF A NEW ONE.
torrent o f bills that (toured Into the releases a spring, which lights an Inter
ALL HATS FOR $3.00 ARE NOT THE SAME
exchange markets from
American nul fuse timed to etplnde the bomb
manufacturers seeking pay for the big In live seconds. You take the bomb
TRY ONE OF “ OURS” ONCE.
war contracts o f munitions and other lu your right band, remove the pin and
WE*UE JUST OPENEO UP OUR NEW ONES.
supplies purchased here by the war cast the thing madly from you. The
jam Mu variety api>eals more partic
ring uatlons o f Europe.
HOW PRETTY THEY ARE!
Coincident with the startling decline ularly to the sportsman, as the ele-
In exchange rates comes the assertion
from au uutmpcacbnble source that successful use. It Is timed to explode
every coutract made by the American about ten seconds after the lighting
manufacturers for supplies sent abroad o f the fuse. It Is. therefore, unwise
called for payment In American dol to throw It too soon, as there would
lars and not English pounds sterling, be ample time for your opponent to
which heretofore have been the stand pick It up and throw It back. On
ard o f finance the world over
The the other hand. It Is unwise to bold on
Immense losses, therefore, due to the too long, as the fuse Is uncertain in Its
decline In foreign exchange rules will action and Is given to short cuts."
tie borne by the forelgu buyers ami
will not be austulued by the Ameri
18.000 LIBRARIES IN U. S.
What to do to remedy the situation
HAVE 75.000.000 VOLUMES.
engages the attention o f bankers with
International connections. It was de-
* Ided to do nothing, chiefly because N u m b e r o f B o o k* H e * In creased 20,- mob is an outraged community velvety greensward. There was
000.000 Since 1908.
the remedy lay across the oceau with
which carries out the law, but laughter, the crackle o f peanuts,
the forelgu buyers.
brushes aside with mighty force and the gurgle of liquid-extract-
It was generally believed that the
New York.—There arc 18.000 establish
present abnormal situation would not
law’s technicalities and de of-deep-tangled wildwood down
im I libraries lu the UnitctT States, con
be permitted to coutlnue long
dusty throats o f sportive bucks
tabling more than 75,000,000 volumes, lays,” he added.
obvious remedy seemed to be to sell
A t these words Faneuil Hall’ assembled. Everypnp was in gala
American securities held abroad. Es according to statistics just compiled by
tablishment here o f a big foreign crod the United States bureau o f education. the cradle o f American liberty, day attire. The village quartet
It. estimated conservatively at $500,- Tbo number o f volumes Is an Increase shudderd from turret to founda
got in a 'ittle close harmony, and
000,000, was thought to be absolutely of 20.000,000 sluce 1908
necessary If exchange rates are to lie
O f tbe 2,849 libraries containing 5,000 tion stone, and the bones o f Sam their execution was such • that
restored to anything like normal fig volumes or over 1,844 are classified as uel Adams titte r e d like castinets. everyone favored it. A t length,
public and society libraries, and 1,005 But who in historic old Boston thr guests having danced them
The umount o f wur contracts on are school and college libraries. Pub
which full or nearly full payments will lic and society libraries have an aggre could compare with Cole Blease as selves to a standstill and gorged
lie due on or before Oct. 1 approxi
gate o f over 50,000,000 volumes, with an apostle o f liberty? Is he not themselves to repletion, the time
mates $400,000.000 to $500,000,000.
7.000. 000 borrowers' cards In force; the Jail Deliver o f blessed memory for the main event arrived.
Tills Is in addition to the huge total
of more than $1,000,000,000 owed by
apaches of South Carolina? And scene were ushered to the stage
Europe to the United States at the free to tbe public.
Libraries reporting from 1,000 to
close o f the fiscal year, June 30.
5,000 volumes numbered 6,453. o f this man was the choice o f South beneath the gallows. The whites
An optimistic feature o f the situa
which 2,188 were public and society Carolinians for the highest honor o f their eyes rolled with fear and
lion was the general belief that a sec-
libraries and 3,265 school libraries.
the State could confer, and he stili the crowd giggled; they were per
oud large shipment of gold Is on Its
These libraries contained 11,689,942
way to New York.
volumes. Another group o f still small commands a respectable following mitted to address the audience,
er libraries, comprising those that re - respectable in number only. So and were applauded. A fte r this
ported from 300 to 1,000 volumes. In
much for South Carolina Democ the trap was sprung and these
creased the total by 2,901,007 volumes.
The distribution o f library facilities racy and its notions of orderly two transient entertainers were
Is still uneven. O f the 1,844 public government.
danced on thin air to the Judge
and society libraries reported for the
Seat while the merry throng
entire United States more than half
were in the north Atlnntlc states, and ly, they declared a holiday and roared with laughter. The festiv
they contained 24,627,921 volumes out held a hanging bee. As an in ities were over, everyone pronoun
o f the total o f 50.000,000, and o f the
3.000. 000 volumes added to library col stance o f the progress which that ced the holiday a success, and
lections for the year 1913 almost one- State has made since its admission now, perhaps, they look forward
half were for the same section.
to the Union in 1817 it only fair to to the condemnation o f “ some
Now York state had 7,842,621 vol
umes in her 214 libraries; Massachu say that the two negros who more niggers." And such is the
Washington.—Extraordinary precau setts. 7.380,024 In 288 libraries; Penn starred in the theatricals on this Mississippi Democracy and its
tions are Lelng taken by the United sylvania. 3,728,070, and Illinois, 3,168.-
occasion had been legally ( so far notions of orderly government.
States forest service to prevent the 765 volumes. Four-fifths o f the bor
spread ttf fierce forest fires In the na row ers’ cards In use were In the north as Mississippi legality would per
InGeoreia * • • * Leo Frank.
tional reservations, especially In those Atlantic and north central states.
mit) adjudged guilty and senten The country is familiar with the
of the northwestern states. There was
ced to death. Lynching was in particulars. They beggar descrip
such little snow lastt winter, and the
high favor a short while ago. We tion. The former governor who
rainfall has been below normal In the
mountainous countries, that the woods
are told that the hanging took commuted his sentence to life im
are dry as tinder. Field agents and
place in a wood reserved for pic prisonment dare not return to his
forest riders have reported to the serv
ice here that ndt In ye.ars have condi sible liberty will be dead," de nics. A large crowd attended. native State. The mayor of A t
tions been so dangerous.
clared Cole Blease, former govern There was a barbecue. The town lanta, at the San Francisco Expo
August, September and October Rre
band enlivened the bosky dells sition, publicly gloried in the shame
the most dreaded raontlts. and It is In or o f South Carolina to the con
this comparatively short space o f nine vention of governors now in Boston with lilting music. The country
( Concluded on page 4 )
ty days that millions o f dollars In Mass. “ In the South an aroused swains “ sashayed pardners” over
Iregs In. the.national ftwtwts nrg ready
N. S E L IG ’S
FALLS CITY D E P A R T M E N T STORE
rtioto by American Press Association.
o f the United States the spirit o f mil
itarism. mother to the cry o f ’ I’reparod-
nett*,’ the root o f all war.”
These words, uttered by Henry Ford,
mark the beginning o f what henceforth
will be the life work o f the m an —to
strike with everything he commands
at what he declares to be the direct
cause o f all war and all national an
tipathies that breed wur— prepared
“ I would tench the child at Its moth
er's knee," said Mr. Ford, "w hat a
horrible, wasteful and unavailing thing
wnr Is. In the home and in the schools
o f the world I would see the child
taught to feel the uselessness of war,
that wnr Is a thing unnecessary, that
preparation for wnr ran end only in
“ I have prospered much, and I am
ready to give much to end this con
stant, wasteful ‘preparation’—not by
building peace, not by Inspiring fear
ful peace by powerful armament, but
by teaching the men, women and chil
dren of Amerlcn that war does not
threaten us, that war will not reach
ns. and that the fullness o f peace Is
(heir Inheritance, not the burden of
“They have called In Thomas Kdlson
to help their w-nr plans. Let me say
that Mr. Kdlson never has had and. In
my opinion, never will use his grent
brain to make anything which would
destroy human life or human property.
He could destroy nothing. Ills mind
Is a constructive mechanism that ab
hors destruction, and war Is destruc
tion. Ho Is a man of peace, for he
realizes the true inennlngof wnr wan
ton. unnecessary and unreasoning de
struction. death and disruption of all
that peace hns butlded.
“ We build a vnsf naval machine to
day. A few months hence If Is sur
passed by that o f another country and
Is practlenlly useless. We give our sol
diers a denth dealing rifle Tomorrow
another nntlon’s soldiers have a weap
on that surpasses ours.
FOREST ¡-IRES FEARED
IN THE NORTHWEST
Dry Weather For Months Has
Made Conditions Dangerous.