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MEDFORD MAIL TRTBUNE. MEDFORD, OREGON, MONDAY, DKOKT.ET? (5. 1015
NOT TO BALLOT
PROFESS ONAL MEN
HELEN KELLER, BLIND GENIUS, WRITES ON DEFECTIVE BABY CASE MORE B0YS1AN
GIRLS IN ASHLAND
Klnn Accused of Overturning Consti
tution and Defying Will of the Peo
ple as Expressed at the Polls An
cient Regime of Tyranny Re-established
Trickery Supplants Law.
VAIUS, Dee. 0. Kloutlii'rios Veni
xylos, ex-premier of Greece, Ims is
Mied n mniiifesto ntldreSseil in the
Jiiimo, of tho liberal jmrty to tho poo
tk' of his country ntlvishifj them not
to volo in tlio fortheominir cIcclibiiH.
The mniiifesto was ismied November
14, hut its transmission by telegraph
waB prevented by the GrceKmthori
ties mid it'roaehed iieroTtfay by
Tlio manifesto enlls nltention to
tho fact that the intornnl crisis was
brought, about wilcly by tho wresting
of power from thoso to whom tho
people laid confided in at tlio last
3Iero Seiiip tf Paper
"Day by day," says 31". Venizelos,
"the constitution is deformed into n
simple scrap of paper, and wo find
ourselves at present in u deviation
from our policies ntnoiiiitiiir to sup
pression of tho constitutional icj?
imc." Kx-I'remicr Venizelos points out
what ho calls tho entire absence of.
necessity or excuse for an appeal
to tho people for the second tunc in
lly W. VT. WATSON
Impressions received nnd expressed
in our daily business intercourse are
not always prompted by motives of
charity or n sense jfry'ustiee. For
instance, a fanner, discussing a prob
lem of n more or less serious nature,
said to me yesterday:
"I sec that the merchants and law
yers and doctors arc all very much
interested in the proposition of our
getting tho beet sugar factory, gen
eral irrigation for the vnlley and sev
eral things that the farmers alone arc
interested in. After all, tho fanners
do tho work necessary to support
theso things and get merely n living
out of it, at best. Wlmt business is
it os theirs?"
That view of tho matter is both
morbid mid unjust. The merchants,
the linyyers and tho doctors have a
grcnknl "lodo about it." Absolv
ingjfTTOii J'roni mercenary selfishness
in their insistence on these matters,
ougbtttbey not to bo given credit for
Charges That It's the Policy of Peo
ple Who Profit to Encourage Large
Families Among Workers "Give
Us More Children!" Cries the Fac
n few mouths amid tho confusion,"6f?1-'cvlHl'
nuinuttiUitf u kinillv teelmir of help
fulne.-RTor tho fanners? Should
they not find enjoyable interest in the
increased successes of the fanners?
Are they not concerned about the
prosperity of tho fanner? Indeed,
the" ought to bo more deeply concern
ed in the proper and profitable de
velopment of the fanning districts
than they generally proclaim them
selves to be. Suppose they were to
say: "These arc farmers' problems.
Let the fanners solve them." Then,
in truth, should the fanners feel ag-
lie (icolnrcs the chamber of depu
ties overturned tho Greek cabinet not
for the mere pleasure of exercising
its opposition, and that it would havo
Accepted the new cabinet with tho,
solo exclusion of tho minister who
had insulted tiiiFcluimber, and says:
"In spite of the nf front intcntion
iiHy inflicted upon tho national rep
roVntntiou by the promotion of that
minister to the highest grade at the
royal court, and in spito of his main
tenance in the reconstructed ministry,
the opposition contented tielf with
declaring that it would abstain from
"Ti,, ..!, i. .,!... i.., i :.. ..:..... ..!.. ii...
iiw i iMiinifi-t imu 111 UL-H IIIII.V UIU
defense of its own dignity and hnd
'no interfering with tho passage of
urgent laws. All these concessions
werelnVuTficicnt to turn the.giivcni-
incut from its decision to dissolve the
chamber and to proceed with the
elections while all the men in the
kingdom who could be mobilized were
under arms. Js)
"The ancient regime tfttwas
thought to have been abolis'hd by the
revolution of 11101) eame again to life
with the ministry of tho month of
February. Ileaten in the elections.
this regime concentrates all its forces
today in n supremo effort to suppreslt
tho liberties of tho people because
it cannot livo otherwise."
A Political Comedy
After calling attention to what he
tonus the difficulties that make fair
elections impossible, M. Venizelos de
clares that tho uovcrument is secret
ly arranging to have home on leave
nil mobilized men which it can count
upon to voto for government eandi-
latos, while all the adversaries of the
government aiu being refused leaves
"Iho duty of tho liberal pnrbjj-
ni.i mo oA-proiuior, -is noi lo par
ticipate in the political comedy whose
object is to prevent a manifestation
of the national will and to gain an
appearance which wouni do lalsc,
that the elcutioiisapproved tho nou
execution o7tb treaty of alliance,
thanks to which Greece has extended
licr frontiers as far as Ncatos."
A Case of .Mutual Interest
As a matter of fact, IifTtorienllv
and commercially impressed on hu
man mind since men began to divide
themselves into business classes, ev-
ortradcsL. every professional
innn,TQvery artisan and every teacher
and demonstrator in every walk of
life bns been primarily and funda
mentally interested in the success of
the men and women who till the soil.
It is the great garden from which the
world is fed. Without its nuliuitl
harvest, how could the business world
exist? Without tho bounty of its
fields, how could we slay the dcstni?
tive progress of famine? Is it yet
necessary to tench the fanner that
his business is the very foundation of
civilization? Let us believe that it
is not; mid let us hope that the far
mer quoted above stands alone in his
narrow view of the matter.
Mutual helpfulness extended
through a sense of brotherly concern
for one another is tho cornerstone of
our best religion. 1ct us not penult
lly IIELKN KtiLLtiR
When Dr. II. J. HaigcldcrfWrmit
i(Ujfro"Hollingcr baby to die in a
Chicago hospital, ho performed a ser
vice to oeiety ns well as to the hope
less being he spared from a lifo of
No one cares about that pitiful,
usolesfymp of flesh, hut that baby
has lived nut in vain becauso its
death has brought us face to face
with tho many questions of eugenics
ami control of the birth rate ques
tions wo hnve been side-stopping be
cause we are afraid of then.
The hue and cry raiscJ about the
"murder" of tliidl poor, mindless, crip
pled, half-dead littlo crenttfre, fuili-
cates a deep-rooted error in Ameri
It shows that wc do not under
stand the meaning of lifo or its laws
or its great, beautiful purposes joy,
beauty and achievement. Our puny
seiitiineiitalisni has caused us to for
get that a human life is sacred only
when it may be of some use to itself
and to the world.
We have refused to listen to the
Dr. Ilaiseldeus when they have tried
to nib into us the fact that tho world
is already Hooded with unhappy, un
healthy, menially unsound peious
that should never have been born.
Their declaration that wc t mi pre
vent the birtlnof more such unfortun
ate persons-, and must prevent it, has
angered unwilling hearers to whom
such wisdom is blasphemy.
The sentimentalist's ire has smol
dered long while thorghtful men dis
cussed whether the insane and defec
tive classes should bo prevented from
propagating themselves. And now
the life and death of this baby is the
match that has set lire to all this
The disc of William Sanger, whoso
wife formed the Hirth ControLJcngue,
should open the eyes of all indigent
persons to the forces of work against
thufltoreud of t'lis new idea. A short
ago Sanger was sent to prison in
cw oik lor giving away a iiauipu-
let, "Family Limitations," that his
wife had written. Jt was her answer
to many appeals for iiiforjniitinn
from ni&fClunil women who could not
support "iKftrl'iimilios, and who could
not pay a rouipetcnt physician for
tho infonnation they wanted. Its
purpose was to holp distressed par
ents to limit tho number of their off
spring nnd give :i better banco of
WU.IV V! ' "- H S
n . fs
Helen Keller, reading with licr finger-tips. Slio lias n sheet or paper
pilntcsl liy tlio llrnlllo ystem or iuImuI ilots. lich aingcineiil. of dots
menus n 11ffeJ'ent letter, mid .Miss Killer can iviul by this iiicUkmI ns
easily mid rapidly as a jrsoii with cje.slglit mil ivatl theso lines.' Ktcii
lictter for slio run iximI In the ihirk!
it to crumble through the alchemy of J liowltlt niitl happiness to the children
.ivt.. i.wr-, ll III llf
tho incjcascdainisperity )f
TO DISCUSS BUDGET
J. A. Westorlund announces the np
polntment of tho following committee,
pursuunt to tho rosoltitlon adopted
ut tho Jackson County Taxpayer's
Iohruo meeting, authorizing tUfiap
polntmont of a commlttco to(Ataflu
lato plans for tho furthor acnvUles
of the loague: W, C. Allaway, Uort
Anderson, Medford; W. H. llrower,
Itoguo Illvor; John Carkln, Medford;
K. V. Carter, Ashland; H.JI. Sar
gent, Jaoksonvlllo; V. J. TJmerlok,
Medford; H. J. Kaiser, Ashland; Hen
II. LamnmSn, Gold Hlfir'F. V. Mo
dynskl, V. J. Noff, Medford; James
Owens, Wsllon; GeorKO Putnam, Mod.
ford; I. C Hobinett, Central Point;
"W. 1. Vawter. K. M. Wilson, J. A.
fTbe first weeling of the osmmlttee
will be hold U Modferd Saturday,
IMoaisfcor 11th, at I p. w.. far the
iwrpoie $f rsMtMUu, ,
seltishness. Without it, both the inn
tcrial and the spiritual business of
the world would fall into ruinous dc-
TmMtkufc lone farmer, however, has
siigflMBthu argument that will
drivivMni out of his own trenches. He
has brushed the cobwebs from an im
portant truth which he himself has
long protected in its concealment. Ho
has suggested the answer to the
question as to why the merelimit, the
lector and the lawyer are interested
in his projects. He has invited the
information that they are not his
They Mv Our as Well
The merchant knows that his suc
cess depends on the success of those
in tho fanning districts surrounding
ulhiii, just as the national govi-ninient i
tn dcKnds on the pnifnjlg agri
cultural development of the entire
country. The lawyer, the doctor and
the merchant know that their busi-
uesses prosper only in proortioii to
the fa nil-
tmeiit of the
farming business. Hence, when the
farmers fail, they, too, fail in a pro
portionate measure. When the fann
er can't pay his bills, they can't nnv
theirs. General depression is the luld
marshal of the situation.
Therefore, tho professional man
and the tradesman ought to he eag
to assist tho fannor to realize sucec?
in the lnrgost possible measure, both
from ii humanitarian and a busines
point of iew. That cannot he lenn
ed meddlcsomo seltishness. The doc
tor, laboring conscientiously in a ma
terial way, docs not stop tit impure if
the patient who has summoned him
has succeeded sufficiently to he able
to pay hia bills. Professional faith
fulness bids him to go and reliexe the
distress, if possible. Nor does the
lawyer frequently hesitate to Jake a
case into eourt because his client inav
lie too poor ty. wiv the fee promptlx
or at alhBut, if the patient and the
client inuiecufesful buinos Innn-
ers, with abundant facilities and op- J
port unities to make money in the n
quirediiiiiLBiiro, these professional
iijfii,jjjjjudd another good uucouutj
to tb"iMi(fiiger or take th euh ml
advance. There i no mor alfih
nth iii that view of the Mttr thsu
Uwre in in tkat of Um (MtitMit or th
rliwit why call ajiuly for k bwlp
they did nave. nli
Now, most of those wlurlRive large
families arc working people. Why
should not tho idea of having fewer
children bo fostered among them?
The imprisonment of Sanger re
veals the fact that there aie persons
who do not want this itlcn to bo dis
seminated among the workers. These
persons, for tho "sake of profits
alone, deliberately encourage the
of' the doctor or the lawyer when he
needs him. Is there?
So, also, stands the mei chant's
case. They should concern them
selves with the fanners' problem
avc, more than thev do.
workers to havo largo families, that
their little ones may bo driven to la
bor that tho factories shall have
them to the end that there shall ho
no dearth of hands and therefore
plenty of people to tnkc such wages
as is offered them.
Incredible ns it seems, employers of
others' brains and bodies may, nnd
do, claim a right over tho lives, the
frail limbs and tender souls of others'
progeny-for profit. To such persons
the new knowledge about birth con
trol is odious.
The limiting of families is n matter
of tho gravest necessity to tho work
ers. In spite of our boasts of na
tional piospority, poverty is steadily
increasing. The cost of living mounts
higher ami higher, and wages do not
advance in proportion;
If tho families of tho'workers nro
left to the uncontrolled caprice of na
ture, we shall have a larger percent
age of children that arc forced to toil
in mills and factories who mo de
nied their birthright of education and
Already countless mothers..- nrc
obliged to work outside their homes
mid leave their little ones without
proper care, unwntencd, exposed to
all the influences of evil, those chil
dren of the poor grow or wusto away
us they may, like plants in iianily soil,
among rocks, weeds ami rubbish, he-
reft of light and sunshine. Those that
survive bring into the world, in spite
of themselves, mi even larger number
of deformed, sickly, tceble-minded
children. Ami the incalculable mis
chief of an uncontrolled birthrate
sucks up thu vitalityiuf tho human
race. This is tho loTtl race suicide
that wc must combat.
The destruction of the poor is their
poverty. Only by taking the re)mn
silulitv of birth control into their own
bauds can they roll back the awful
tide of misery that is sweeping over
them and their children.
Anyone who will take 'a peep into
life's hack yard will sec u huge juuk
henp that will set him thinking. '
Oneo it was necessary that tho
people should multiply and bo fmit
ful if tho race was to survive. Hut
now, to proscrvo the race, it is neces
sary that people hold back the power
VON PAPEN AND BOY-ED
DENIED SAFE CONDUCT
WASHINGTON, Dec. C Dovolop
mentn which have followed tho re
quest ror withdrawal of Captntu
lioy-Hil and Captain Franz von Papon
nnvnl nnd nillltnry rvttnchoH of tho
Gcrmnn ombasfly Indicated today
that tho ntato department would con
duct a wido Investigation of foreign
consular officials In tho United
States who suspected of activities,
In Home Instances, nro looked upon
with oxtromo disfavor.
Should tho Investigation dlscloso
that any of tho officials have ncted
In a manner considered Improper,
their oxecuatoru will bo cancelled or
tho state department will find other
moans of hnvlng thorn, discontinued
In the offices they hold.
It was Bald at the department to
night that no decision had been
reached In the case of Alexander von
Nubor, Austro-HuiiRarlan consul gen
oral at Now York, whoso namo fre
quently has boon mentioned In con
nection with tho nctlvltlos of Iloy-Kd
and von Papon.
ASHLAND, Dee. G. Tho recent
school census has been revised up to
December 1, mid tho boys outnumber
the girls by 11, tho figures being (178
nnd O.'i" respectively. The total is
1:1.15, a gain of 'JO over 10M, when
the enumeration was KI00.
Tho family of Frank JL Daekcr,
residing at 121) Kast Main street, is
tho banner ono in the schedules with
eight children enumerated. Their
names and ages nrc: Sylvester, 18
years; Marion, 10; Lawrence, 111;
Vernon, 11 ; Ilcrtha, 0; Allen, 7; Clif
ford and Paul, I.
Mrs. J. If. Hycily of 811 Granite
street, It. Koberts of 84 Dewey and K.
.1. Arant of -1 10 Euclid avenue, each
have seven children enumerated.
John A. Kugcr of II 10 Ilargadino
street, Frank Potter of 471 Mountain
avenue, doe lIokius of ,'U4 Granite,
W. J. Kceton of 248 Wimer, S. M.
Hamsey of 140 Orango and W. K.
Lloyd of western city limits, each
havo six children. These families eol-
lectivoly head the lists as represent
ed. Others range from ono to five,
tho mnjority being in the ono and
Tho local district has levied a 0
inill tnx which will yield a trifle over
$30,000. This amount, in addition to
state ami county aid, makes a fund
of $47,212 uvaiiablo for 11)10. The
levy last year wns 7 mills, tlio in
crease being necessary on account of
diminished county school revenues.
"DADDY LONG LEGS"
TO PLAY IN ASHLAND
One of the most remarkable
achievements that stand to tho credit
of "Daddy Long Legs" which comes
to tho Vining theater in Ashland on
Tuesday evening, December 14, is the
record established by the famous play
in San Francisco Inst censon.
"Daddy Long Legs- ran thirty-ono
weeks in Chicago, and recently ended
n run of a season mid a half nt tho
Gaiety theater in New York. Hut in
San Francisco, where it was intor
prctcd by Kvneo Kelly and the other
members of the cast to ho seen hero
on December 14, "Daddy Long Legs"
upset American theatrical traditions
by running fivo consecutive weeks to
capacity business at tho Columbia
theater in that city. No other piny
in tho history of the American stage,
prior to "Daddy Long Legs," has been
offered in any first-class theater
west of Chicago for a period of time
greater than three consecutive weeks.
Stella's llargaln Counter
We'd like to know how a leopard
rau tell when a thing hits thu right
ABOUT 300,000 BABIES
DIE BEFORE ONE YEAR
The Census Ilurcau estimates that
300,000 babies died in this country last
year before the age of one year, and it
is stated that one-half of these deaths
were needless if all mothers were
strong and infants were breast-fed.
Expectant mothers shouldstrivctoin
crease their strength with the strength
building fats in Scott's Emulsion which
improves the blood, suppresses ner
vousness, aids the quality of milk, and
feeds the very life cells.
Physicians prescribe Scott's Emul
sion; it, is doubly important during
nursing. No alcohol. Every druggist
has It. Insist on Scott's the white
food medicine. No advanced prices.
ficcll & Downt. nluoiafidd N J. JS-0
A Treacherous Trouble
Medford People Point tho Way Out.
Kidney diseases nro very danger
ous. Thoy corao on silently, gain
ground rapidly, nnd cause thousands
of deaths that could have been pre
vented by propor treatment In tho be
ginning. Naturo gives early wnrn
Jngs of kidney disease; backacho,
twinges of pnln when stooping or lift
ing, headaches nnd urinary disorders,
ir theso nymptoms nro unheeded,
there Is gravo dnnRcr of dropsy or
fatal Ilrlght's disease. Donn'a Kldnoy
Pills havo earned n reputation for
their effectiveness In kldnoy trou
bles, nnd nro known and recommend.,
cd tho world over. Medford testimony
proves tho moritB of Uoan's Kldnoy
Pills to our readers.
Frank Longwlll, prop, confection
nry store, 102 S. Mistletoe St., Med
ford, says: "For n long tlmo I hnd
nil tho symptoms of kidney nnd blnd
dor trouble. 1 hnd sovoro shnrp pnlns
in my back, felt tired, lnnguld nnd
run down all tho time. Tho kidney
secretions wcro unnatural nnd too
frequent In passage. My rest wns
badly broken nt nlRbt. Four boxes
of Donn's Kldnoy Plltn rid 1110 or nil
symptoms of kldnoy nnd bladder
trouble. I hnvo hnd no caiiRO for
Prlco G0c, nt nil dcnlcrs. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy got
Donn's Kidney Pills tho snmo that
Mr. Longwlll hnd. Fostcr-Milburn
Co., Prop., liuffnlo, N. Y. Adv.
at Hciusoimblo Prices
Nothing Nicer for Christmas presents
F. W. Bartlett
S1H Kast Midn St.
INTKItUltlSAN AUTO CAIt GO.
Leave Medford dally excopt Sun
day for Ashiand, Talent and Phoenix
nt 8 n. m. 11:50 n. m 1;15, 3:30 nnd
0: IS p. in. (Haturdny nt 11:15 p.
in.) Sunday leavo at D:00 and 11:00
a. m., 1:00, C:00 and 9:30 p. m.
Leavo Ashland daily excopt Sunday
at 0:00 a. m., 12:G0, 2:30, 4:30 and
0:15 p. m. (also Saturday only nt
12 midnight) and Sundny ut 10:00 a.
tn.. 12 noon, 4:00, 6 and 10aX0 o. m.
Cornrr Gury and ionei SU.
"A lltl tt Riflicf
(Yntntllr located within thratm nnd
iliopplns illitrlrU. tin uniir ouUMa
rnormwlth lath, llcautlfully lunilnliol.
On direct mr linn to Iho KXI"08ITION'
TKN MINUTKH ItlDK.
Kiivui ttory tccl nnd concrete bulMIne.
RATtS: ?lto $2.50 a diy
From Witt or Pjot tnV
"t'NIV KltAI, III S" t our uxtviioo. or
tny (liury ttrrot car pav tlio iluor.
Wrlto for IloiiVW.
INSIST ON HOME PRODUCTS
THESE GOODS ARE MADE IN THE ROGUE RIVER VALLEYKEEP THE MONEY AT HOME
uiL - iiiH.a h- i::i si.
ftfsWT vr V 9 Jm
s .-iiwi:i : 4X7 KtyA
Rogue Spray Flour
Tho quality flour becnuso It',: made
from wheal that Is carefully select
ed then put thru tho most carottil
of milling proconsoH ensuring tho con
sumer u nutritious wholesome flou
that can't bo bettered.
"Consider the quality"
Medford Roller Mills
H. A. Norclwick, Prop.
IT'S FRET WORK
we'll udmlt, and tho most unique and
original klnd. That'll no reason for
us to frot ovor tho work in making
It Wo do vo inugli of It, It'a a uhuuie
to tell ou how oaay It in to us. If
another Hhanio wo don't aak twlo an
much for it, too.
USE THE PnODUCTS OF
Rogue River Valley
The Best Made
Help Home Industry.
Try Loganberry Juice and Slicrbots
at the fountains and ice cream parlors.
MEDFORD SASH & DOOR CO.
OIL AND WATER
Go to J. A. SMITH
128 N. Grape St.
Medford Iron Works
E. G. Trowbridge, Prop.
Goneral Foundry and
Phono 401; Res. Phono 5031
Patronizo tho institution
that maintains tho Largest
Payroll in Medford.
Tho Best Equipped Job
riant in Oregon outsido of
Ask Your Grocer and Butcher
IIKanHHT J. UNUIUAN StenoRra
phor, room 29, Jackson County
Hank UldK. Dictation taken aiiy
place any tlmu by tho only Htono
typo oporator In Southern Ore. Of
fieo phone 315. Hec. 211-J.