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    FALLS CITY NEWS
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FALLS CITY OREGON. SATURDAY. AUGUST 2»i. 1SM«
VOL. XII
T H E S IT U A T IO N
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Iho meeting adjourned ho made tho
following statement:
“ It la an admlrnhio speech, and I
wish to « all attrattoli to the following
poluta:
“ 1 am particularly pleased with tue
exposure o f the folly, and worse thgn
folly, of Mr. Wilson's Mexican policy
and o f the way In which this policy
has brought humiliation to the United
Stales and disaster to Mexico Itself.
"Moreover, I am very glad o f the
straightforward manner In which Mr.
Hughes has shown the ridicule with
which Mr. Wilson has covered this
nation by the manner In which he al­
lowed foreign powers to gain the tm
prosatoti that, although he used tbe
strongest words tn diplomacy, they
were not to be taken seriously.
Not W ords W h ich Count.
— L a n n in g in P ro vid w .e s B ullstin
HOW THE WILSON
ADMINISTRATION HAS
PENALIZED PATRIOTISM.
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"H aving In view H ip possibility of
further uggreaslnn ii|»m the territory
of tho United'States from Mexico and
the necessity for Iho proper protection
o f that frontier,” President Wilson on
June 18 called out the mobile arms of
the natlonnl guard for federal service.
He did uot call them out at their
existing peace strength, but at war
strength, which Is practically double,
lacking a system of reserves, the na­
tional guard organizations Immediate­
ly had to start a campaign o f recruit­
ing to bring about tho desired Increase
In their numbers.
Patriotic young citizens under tho
urge o f the cry, "Y ou r country needs
you!" volunteered for service In grat­
ifying numbers. According to Senator
CbamlHTlaln, chairman of the senate
committee on military affairs, the re­
sult Is that about 135,000 citizen sol­
diers have been mustered Into the fed
oral service and are now on tho Mex­
ican border or In ramp In fhelr homo
states. There may bo more, but the
administration refuses to make known
the exact figures.
The movement Is costing the public
trensury many millions of dollars; It
Is costing the Individual citizen soldiers
many millions more. They went to the
front believing tho cry, “ Your country
needs you,” for war service. They sac­
rificed advancement In their rlvll occu
put Ions, severed home ties, buffered In
thousands o f Instances great financial
loss. The less patriotic, who did not
believe the cry or, believing, declined
to make sacrifices, fatten at home on
these losses.
The real purposes o f the cnli are
slowly developing
They are two In
number:
F irs t—A patrol o f the border to do
the work which President Wilson’s
friend, Carranza, finds It Impossible to
do. Because the recognized govern­
ment In Mexico Is too Ineffective to
keep Its own citizens In check and pre-
vent them murdering Americans on
American soil tho American govern­
ment undertakes the costly task of
doing that work for them. The mur­
der o f American citizens on Mexican
soil Is nnother matter. Carranza may
go ns far ns he likes In that direction.
Second.—A purpose o f Iho mobiliza­
tion on the border and In the camps
la to train citizens to perform effective
military service. T in regular military
establishment of the nation Is mani­
festly too small ‘or the actual military
needs. To this extent the cry, ‘T ou r
country needs you,” was correct.
But these farts were not made clear
when the c a ll wn» Istued. The Idea
was promulgated that men were need
ed for actual war service, not for mili­
tary training. Deceit was practiced.
Opposing In the open legislation for
universal military service, the admin­
istration by Its acts has established
what In essence Is a system jof com-
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pulsory military service, it Is a sys­
tem all tb* more vicious because It
operates only against the patriotic,
whereas a legalized universal training
tsystem equalizes the burden o f mill
tary service among all men and all
classes o f men.
When In 191-1 Kurope plunged Into
the greatest war o f all history and con­
ditions In Mexico grew Intolerable In­
telligent men realized the fact that It
was Incumbent on this nation to build
up ita tiny regular army and put its
other military resources In condition
for use.
National safety demanded
this. And yet tn December o f that
year, four months after the European
war began. President Wilson went be­
fore congress and declared that all
agitation for military preparedness
wns hysterical. that we were ade­
quately prepared.
After awhile
the administration
changed Its mind and professed IA be­
lieve In the necenslty for preparedness.
First came an enactment to Increase
the regular army by 20.000. But the
body o f the country, and even all
parts of the Dem>»cratlc administra­
tion, could not change front so quickly
ns tho head. Becrattlng for the regu­
lar army lagged.
Not yet have the
20.000 been secured.
The need pressed. A new natlonnl
defense act. providing for still more
men In the regulur army, was enacted
But still the men were not forthcom­
ing.
Suddenly and without warning the
administration Issued Its call for mo-
blllzntion o f the citizen soldiers. It
seemed still obsessed witli tho Bryan
notion that an army could l>e created
by presidential ukase.
When the call went out tbe govern­
ment did not own enough uniforms,
shoes, socks, blankets, hats, wagons,
trucks, horses, mules and other things
essential to equip the men called, it
had made no provision for transport­
ing tho troops cnlled to the points
where they were required.
Who suffered most hy this amazing
lack of foresight, this leaping before
looking?
Only the 135.000 patriots who be­
lieved that their country needed them
for national defense; only the men
who are making the great sacrifices.
The whole disgraceful story may be
summed up In the please, the admin­
istration has penalizes! patriotism.
True, It Is accumulating hy subter­
fuge a reserve o f trained soldiers, but
events have demonstrated that It cried
“ w olf" when tliero wns uo wolf.
Should It he forced to cry "w o lf"
again, when tho avoir is nt the door,
w’hat w ill he the result.'
"A s Mr. Hughes said. It Is not words,
but the strength sud resolution be
hind (he words which count. As Mr.
Hughes pointed out. there Is no doubt
lhat If Mr. Wilson's conduct and ac­
tion had been such as to make the for
elgn nations believe that lie meant pre­
cisely what he said In his ‘strict ac­
countability' there would have lieen no
estructlou o f American lives by the
sinking o f the I.usitanhi.
“ When Mr. Hughes uses strong words
his record shows that they are always
backed by stroug deeds, and therefore
In the eunrmous majority o f cases the
use o f strong words renders It unnec
cssary ever to have recourse to strong
deeds.
“ Again. Mr. Hughes speaks In char
■clerlatlcally straightforward fashion
if tbe outrages committed on muni-
dons plants, and all men. whether citi
«cus o f foreign nations or nominal riti
cent o f our own land, who had tn any
-liupe or way abetted or condoned
Ibose actions can understand that Mr
Hughes. If president, will protect these
lomestlc American interests and pun
ish offenderà against them with the
fearlessness and thoroughness that be
«bowed in dealing with the powers of
?vll at Albany.
B rought Nation to Ignom iny.
"Just before coming tn to listen to
Mr. Hughes' Just characterization of
Mr. Wilson's failure to protect the
Uvea uud property of Americans in
Mexico and on tbe high seas I hap­
pened to pick up John Fluke's ‘Critlcál
Period o f American History' and wns
•truck by the following two sentences:
" ’A government touches the lowest
point of Ignominy when It confesses
Its Inability to protect the lives and
the property o f Its citizens
A gov-
eminent which has come to this has
fulled In discharging the primary func­
tion of government ami forthwith
oases to have any reason for exist­
ing.'
"Mr. Hughes baa pointed out In his
«peech with self restraint, but with
empínala, that It la precisely this
primary function which Mr. Wilson's
idnilnlstratloix has failed to discharge
ind that It Is precisely this point of
ignominy to which he I ihs reduced the
nation over which he Is president."
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A POLICY OF FIRM NESS AND
CONSISTENCY NEEDED.
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The nation has no policy of +
aggression toward Mexico. We +
have no desire for any part o f +
her territory. W e wish her to -F
have peace, stability and pros- +
perlty. W e shall have to adopt +
a new policy, a policy of firm- +
ness and consistency through +
which alone we can promote an +
enduring friendship.
W e de- +
b mand from Mexico the protec- +
b tlon o f the lives and the prop- -F
I- erty o f our citizens and the se- +
-1- curtly o f our border from depre- +
-F datlons.
Much will be gained +
-{• |f Mexico Is convinced that we +
I- contemplate no meddlesome in- +
-F terference with what does not +
■F concern us, but that we propose +
•F to Insist tn a firm and candid +
■F manner upon the performance +
F o f International obligations. To +
b a stable government, appropri- +
•F ately discharging Its lntematton- +
•P al duties, we should give un- +
•F grudging support.
A short pc- +
•P riod o f firm, consistent and +
•P friendly dealing will accomplish +
+ more than ninny years o f vactl- +
•F latlon. — From
Mr.
Hughes' -F
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C O N TE N T W IT H LEIS-
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U R E LY DISCUSSION.
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I do not put life and property +
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•F ministration has not only been +
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•F tectlon o f American lives,
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Theodore Roosevelt > int in a box nt •F has been remiss with respect to +
Carnegie hall when Ml.*. Hughes deliv­ + the protection o f American prop- +
ered Ids apeech of necaptnneo and v ig ­ •F erty and American commerce. +
•F It has been too much disposed +
orously applauded cv>?py telling point
•F to be content with leisurely dls- +
The colonpl repciri.ofily arose and
•F cusslon. — From Mr. Hughes' +
bowed In response to the cheer* for
+ Speech of Acceptance.
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him and the shouts o f (“Teddy!" "Ted-
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<>!" "Jlurrah for Te<%!y!” and when
ROOSEVELT APPLAUDS
HUGHES' SPEECH
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No. 52
THE TWO CANDIDATES ON LABOR
(Charles
E. Hughes at Portland )
“ We have no concern o f labor:
as distinguished from the con­
cerns o f capital; we have no con­
cern o f capital as distinguished
from the concerns o f labor. We
have a great co-operative enter­
prise; and if we are to succeed
we must recognize, not simply
for the purpose of economic effic­
iency, but with deference to the
ideals o f brotherhood, that we are
fellow workingmen, and insist
upon common justice to all con­
cerned. • • • The American
workingman must feel that in
prosecuting his daily work he is
a faithful friend o f the country
in furnishing productive enter­
prise with its necessary means of
production, and that as a faithful
friend he is treated with reason­
able hours, proper sanitary con­
ditions o f work and wholesome
recreation, in addition to proper
compensation.”
(Woodrow Wilson at Princeton)
“ You know what the usual
standard o f the employee is in
our day. It is to give as little as
he may for his wages. Labor is
standardized by the trades-unions
and this is the standard to which
he is made to conform. No one
is suffered to do more than the
average workman can do. In
some trades and handicrafts no
one is suffered to do more than
the least skillful o f his fellows
can do within the hours alloted
to a day’s labor, and no one may
work out o f hours at all or volun­
teer anything beyond the mini­
mum. I need not point out how
economically disastrous such a re­
gulation o f labor is. It is so un­
profitable to the employer that in
some trades it will presently not
be worth his while to attempt
anything at all. He had better
stop altogether tLan operate at
an inevitable and invariable loss.
The labor o f America is rapidly
becoming unprofitable under its
present regulation by those who
have determined to reduce it to
a minimum. Our economic su­
premacy may be lost because the
country grows more and more
full o f unprofitable servants.”
New Fall Goods
Are Now Beginning to
Arrive.
B y protecting o urselves w e have
in a large w a y been able to
secure goods at old prices. R e ­
cently there has been som e
sharp advances.
F IG U R E F O R Y O U R F A L L R E ­
Q U IR E M E N T S
FROM
US
T H IS YE A R .
SELIG’S, Cash Price Store,
“Meeting and Beating Competition’*.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
Chairman J. C. Talbott called
the executive members of the
County Republican Central com­
mittee together at Dallas last Sat­
urday afternoon. Only three of
the members answered roll call,
Bretcher, Fletcher and Thurston.
The committee labored under d if­
ficulties. Walter L. Tooze, Jr.
was out trying his new automobile
and Lew Cates had locked the
books up in the woodshed, threw
the keys in “ LaCreole” and gone
fishin'. Notwithstanding the fact
that Dallas failed to even have a
press reporter, these gentlemen
from the “ sticks” “ Carranzaed”
and empty room at the courthouse
and proceeded to make history
for the Republican party. Lewis
V. Mackin o f Monmouth was elec­
ted secretary o f the organization.
A budget o f the probable expen­
ses o f the campaign was made
and speculations made as to the
amount that could be expected
from the State Committee.
Chairman Tallbott was in favor
of making an aggressive cam­
paign of about five weeks holding
a rally in every voting precinct in
the county.
President Wilson declares that
the presence o f the militia along
the Mexican Border is “ Winning
Bloodless Victories, order has been
restored and American lives pro­
tected.”
Wonder why he didn’t think of
that method two or three years
ago?
Modern
Confectionery
Company
Factory and O ScM
Portland .
Oregon
yx-.a-VT-o
— C a rte r in N aw Y o rk Sun.
“ Great Scott, Woodrow!
I’ve Been Up In the Air Almost Four
Years!”