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THE FALLS CITY NEWS.
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OFFICIAL TilRECTOlY OF FALLS CITY
H. J. Griffin. Mayor.
R M. Wondcrly. «'ooncilm an at-Large
t'M llip Gotlfreid
C. J. Bradley
I. G. Singleton.
C. L. Hopkins,
R. A. Titus.
C, E. MoPherren. Auditor and Police Judg
Walter L. Ttooie Jr.. City Attorney.
Fat Murphy. Marshal and Water 8upt.
M. L. Thompson. Treasurer
Hr. F. M Hell war th. Health Officer.
The Council meets in regular session on the flrst
Monday night of each month, at 7 3b o’clock. In
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S a t u r d a y . N o v e m b e r
NEWS AND COMMENT
HOPE OF DEMOCRACY
Speech of Congressman Nlehlos
Longworth of Ohio at Republi
can Meeting in New York
The one hope o f the Democracy
today is the popularity, in some
quarters, o f President Wilson.
They are trying to capitalize that
popularity into a party asset as an
offset against the liabilities of their
sins o f omission and commission.
No one questions that President
is greater than his party. His
complete control, and his facile
manipulations of the last Congress
No one questions
that he is more popular than his
party. He has an almost uncanny
faculty o f obtaining credit for
everything of good that may hap
pen, and shedding onto the should
ers o f some other individual, or of
the party as a whole, responsibil
ity for the bad. He is the luckiest
man that ever sat in the White
Just as the country was becom
ing fully awake to the disastrous
consequences, both to the nation’s
industries and to its revenues, of
tariff law, for which he was main
ly responsible, the war came and
distracted public attention from
affairs at home. Overshadowing
as it did all else, it offered the op
portunity, immediately seized up
on, to transfer the blame for ap
proaching national bankruptcy
upon circumstances which have
nothing to do with it. It artifi
cially revitalized our dying indus
tries by making them the main
contributors to Europe’s needs. It
forced up our foreign trade from
a bos in the year previous o f more
than twenty per cent to unheard
o f proportions. It greatly relieved
the international aspects o f the
Mexican situation, for be well as
sured that, had it not been for this
war, a situation was developing,
due to our faltering and pusillani
mous policy in regard to Mexico,
that would surelv have brought
us into serious altercation, if not
war, with one or more European
A striking piece of luck came to
him when, as a result o f the war,
diplomatic questions o f the grvest
import were suddenly thrust upon
us; his luckiest star again shone
brightly when he received the res
ignation o f a Secretary o f State
notoriously unfit for the position.
Unexampled luck has been so
far the portion o f the Wilson A d
ministration. but it is luck predi
cated upon the greatest disaster
in the world’s history and cannot
and ought not forever to endure.
It has seemed to me that we
Republicans on the firing line have
been altogether too mealy-mouthed
about discussing the Wilson poli
cies, foreign as well as domestic.
It is as though an odor o f sanctity
prevaded the maintenance of our
neutrality. No doubt a very large state them is to effectively bring is true, are prosperous, hut they muster.
We have known, o f course,
portion o f the American people before your minds the evidence are industries which are not «up-
Mr. Wilson bus boon busy
plying the American market, but
would approve any policy, the re o f their complete repudiation.
Galling and golfing.
What o f their promised rigid the markets o f the warring coun
sult o f which has been to keep us
thought that Cu
out o f war. The American people economy? The fact is that the tries o f Europe.
had so crowd
The cost o f living has not been
don’t want war. We would be last Democratic Congress appro
foolish if we did, for we have not priated o f the people’ s money cut down. On tin* contrary*
been, and are not now, in the $177,000,000 more than any Re from the day that the Democratic
What does ho have a Cabinet
least degree prepared for war, publican Congress in history, and tariff law w as enacted it has con
Are the councils o f his Cab
either offense or defensive. Prae- wouid hnve been far worse, by
aluoless? I f so, why does
tieally we have not been at war millions upon millions, had it not
select a new one? And, '
during this Administration, unless l*e n for certain Republican Sen-
he depended upon
you count the little one that we atora, who not only waited watch-
to ehoo.-e a Cabinet worth having
had with Mexico at VeraCruz. ful,-v * but acted effectively, to
and heeding, w hy should he be
A t that tíme Uncle Sam showed check the rapacity o f the pork policy at the time o f its enact
depended upon at all?
Through Woodrow barrel advocates. All this, and
Wilson and William J. Brvan, his mind you. in the face o f falling dorsed it: Democratic leaders
attorney in fact, he demanded an revenues, falling revenues in from the President dow n, praised
.apology for an insult to our flag, time o f world-peace; falling rev it. Its repeal was a flat repudia
NOTICE is hereby given by the
We sent the armed force o f the enues bt‘ for<* war was ever heard tion o f a Democratic pledge. So
undersigned taxpayers of Road
United States to Vera Cruz to en- o f or even dreamed o f; falling
force our demand. It is true that revenues in spite o f increased chant marine, they have swept District Number 21, in the County
that apology was never made, importations, not only before, the last vestige o f it from the
o f Polk. State o f Oregon, who ure
We sailed away with the taint of the war. Then came what they j Pacific Ocean and have turned it
more than ten percent, o f the tax
insult to our flag unremoved. The railed the war tax. a tax burden- over to Japan. If thi* law had
o f said District, that a
blood o f some American sailors. some and oppressive in the ex been drafted by the shrewdest
o f the resident taxpayers
not many, perhaps, judged by treme; a tax imposed on objects Japanese statesman it could not
District will be held
modern standards, but more than and business transactions never have served more effectively to
the 27th day o f Nov
the entire Navy lost during our before taxed in history except transfer the control o f the carry
year 1915, ut the
war with Spain, was left to mingle wben this country itself was act- ing trade o f the Pacific Ocean to
I‘. M., of said
with the blood o f peacefdl Aineri- lia'*-v at war- **ie name
War the Japanese.
O f all infractions, though, o f
can men and their women out- Tax"’ is a gross misnomer. Some
raged on Mexican soil, but still sucb tax was inevitable, war or
we were at peace—at peace, at n0 war* to remedy the deficiency
least, so far as the nations o f Eu- cajsed b^ tbe Underwood lan ti the most barefaced and brutal. pose o f voting on the question of
rope were concerned.
Law. It was a deficiency tax, I say, and I measure my words, whether or not an additional tax
We have continued to preserve Pure ar,J simple, but even with that under this Administration sha'l lie levied by the resident tax
Good, but why the hundred million dollars addi Civil Service has been debauched payers o f said district on all the
taxiblc property in said district
not? The situation is not with tional revenue that this tax rais and outraged. 1 am not speak
for road purposes, under the pro
out precedent. This is not the
visions of Section (»821 o f Lord’s
first European war within the
On the first o f July a year ago year seventeen men. all Demo Oregon Laws as amended by
memory o f men here present. A
balance in the Treasury was crats, have been appointed, and Chapter 81*», General Laws of
Democratic President preserved
than $110,000,000. On the! thirty men, all Republicans, have Oregon, 1918. A t said meeting
our neutrality during the Crimean
convened, when been removed, where the only the resident taxpayers of said
A Republican President
preserved it during the Franco- ¡ tbe Democracy started their Republicans remaining on the roll district will by a majority vote of
Prussian War. Another Repub- Treasury raid, it had shrunk to are men who cannot be discharg such taxpayers levy such addit
lican preserved our neutrality $€6.000.000. By the end o f June ed without cause because they ional t a x ? if any) as they may
during the war between Russia
had shrunk to practically noth- are old soldiers, hut the process deem advisable to improve the
* ’ n£ at ab- 1* was difficult to find o f dealing with them is about as roads o f said district
Witness our hands this 4th day
Granted that the present sitúa- ¡ out just what it was because the effective as discharge, because
tion has been handled admirably, P°hcy o f pitiless publicity went they are not assigned to work o f November, 1915.
Names: Barney Phillips, Mrs. K.
but what American President, ,on a vacstion for a time, and the and can draw no pay. Can there
Republican or Democrat, would Treasury balance was not given he a more flagrant debauchery o f Mack, ('has. Hartung, H. Hardt,
not have done likewise? There t0 *be newspapers. A windfall the Civil Service than to drop M. I,. Thompson, Thus. Valentine,
is nothing sacred about it; there (Came, though, during the last men of, in some cause, thirty J. M. Valentine, Mrs. Anna Mehr-
is no reason why it should blind two or three days o f June, lhe years o f experience, for no reason ling, A. Brown, L T. Murphy, R.
us to the lamentable results o f screws had been put on as they except that they are o f the Re Van Denbosh, Geo. M. Tice, Ella
other Democratic policies and never had been before to collect publican faith, and to fill their DeWitt, J. J. Sammons, D. Toller,
performances, either foreign or the last possible cent o f the in places with men o f no experience C. L Hopkins, J. Lowe, W. A.
come tax, and on the first o f July at all solely because they are Persey, G. Fry, F. Droege, E. R.
Lewis, J. C. Talbott, W. F. Nichols,
It is not in accordance with the
was heralded to the country Democrats?
Albert Teal, E. E. Lee, F. M. Hell-
American system o f government tbat tbe Treasury balance was
that any man, the leader o f a something like seventy million Cupid, the Caddy and the Cabinet warth, E. G. White, R. A. Titus,
E. A. La Dow, J. D. Moyer, J. A.
great political party, should mo- dollars. Again the process o f
The Washington correspondent
Young, A. Sampson, G. W. Brent-
nopolize all the credit and shirk erosion set in and the balance be o f the Philadelphia
R. M. Wonderly, N. A. Lunde,
all the blame for the results, gan to dwindle until on the last American” makes the unqualifi
Rich, Laura E. Grayum, S.
good or bad, o f the administra-
September it was about cut in ed declaration that “ Cabinet
B. W. Brown, O. H . .
tion by his party o f the affairs o f half, lh e treasury was run- meetings have apparently been
the American people. I f another n' nfi behind more than $10,000,- abandoned. The last held was
plank o f the Democratic platform 000 a month. The policy o f piti- the memorable one when William
is to be shattered, another solemn j less puolicity would soon have Jennings Bryan presented his re
pledge to be violated, if the Pres- had to take another vocation.) signation as Secretary of State.”
dent is to be a candidate to sne- The situation would not look well
W h now urge all our subscriber* >
That was five months ago.
ceed himself—and what man to the public. They would begin
Meantime, there have been to rei.ow tin ir subscription to The
doubts i t - h e must stand or fall to compare the balance with R e -, several acute incidents in govern
New« and get four magazine« one
upon the whole record o f the publican balances, and so a new | mental management which called
party o f which he has been the method was hit upon, designed for all the skill and prudence in year for only 18 cents extra i
most puissant and undisputed simply and solely to fool the council which a President could W HITE Oil PHONE.
leader in modern times.
It is now , and always has been,
On the first o f October the
a charcteristic o f the Democratic Treasury balance was announced
party to promise all things to all to be some ♦128,000,000, and ac-
men and then proceed, if success- j companying it was a brief state
ful in deluding a sufficient num-j ment to the effect that the freas-
ber o f voters, to carry out or re ury officials had changed their
pudiate just so many o f their methods o f bookkeeping. For the
promises as may seem to fit the first time in a hundred years the
demands o f the occasions as they Treasury accounts were juggled
may arise. You remember the to make a good showing. Me-
solemn protestations o f good faith thods o f high finance had found
that accompanied the platform their way into the management
enunciated by the Democratic , o f the people’s money. Thisme-
Convention o f 1912. Each plank thod was ingenious, if you please.
was a sacred pledge intended to but even it could not stop the
be redeemed to the letter. That process o f erosion. Within twen-j
was what they said before the ty days the balance had fallen to
election. What did they do after $116,000,000. a loss o f $12,000,000
even under this .new and enligh
Let me onumerate a few of tened method. Under the old
those pledges and leav« it to you time-honored method of keeping
to be the judges o f the fact o f the public accounts this shows
Rigid econ that there is today a balance in
omy in contradistinction to Re the Treasury o f not more than
publican extravagance; ample about $20,000,000, and with the
revenues for the support o f the continued loss o f something like
Government; industrial prosper- $800,000 a day it is not difficult
iy under a tariff law which pro to estimate when the United
vided for ‘effective competition;’ States Treasury runs dry.
The American people, gentle
reduction in the cost o f living;
free tolls for American ships in men, under this Administratiovi,
the Panama Canal; the rehabili are riding hell-bent to bank
tation o f the American merchant ruptcy and paying for the privil
marine; strict enforcement and ege with a war tax. Their boast
extension o f the Civil service; a ed prosperity ha3 not come.
single Presidential term, and Want and misery have prevailed
many other things. Merely to in the land. Some industries, it
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