Word and Way from Kansas City, Missouri on April 27, 1911 · 11
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Word and Way from Kansas City, Missouri · 11

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T 111' RSI) AY, A P K I L 27, ion. THE WORD AND WAY. ii Hays, Kas. Easter Sunday was an auspicious day for the J lays church, aside from the significance, at this particular time, of the hope in the promise of the resurrection. After 'being without a pastor for a period of eight mouths we are exceedingly rejoiced tli.it God has at last sent us, we believe, the man for the place. Rev. ( . II. Robinson of the Kansas City Theological Seminary has accepted a mil to the pastorate of this church. Beginning with Easter Sunday he 'will preach fur us every two weeks until 1 lie close of the seminary, after which, ;i!nut June 1, he expects to locate on the field for full-time. May God send mere such young men to these needy Western fields. -During the past year we have renovated our church building, putting in a furnace and decorating the interior, also purchasing new pulpit furniture and other fittings, so that we think we have the prettiest little auditorium in the Western half of the state. Hays i a particularly important point because of certain peculiar and difficult conditions. We do not promise our pastor an easy time, but we promise him our loyal support in his efforts tUr the advancement of the Lord's kingdom in this place. Mrs. A. I'rankenberger. MARKS' REMARKS. The fifth Sunday meeting . of the Woodward County Association meets with the Fairvievv church, seven miles north of Fargo. April 27-30. W. P. Mutts, missionary evangelist. T. G. Xetherton has a firm grip on the pastorate at Woodward. If we mistake not he is the senior pastor, in point of continued service, in Oklahoma, yet he is one of our youngest men. You need only to mingle with his members a little while to see the wisdom of his course, also the reason why. We attempted to preach for him .on the i(th. A mere mention of the needs of the Orphans' Home brought out a special offering of $48. The church had just completed a good collection for home and foreign missions. Among Pastor Netherton's strongest supporters are Rev. P. A. Loving and wife. About 1000 P. A. Loving and Rev. T. K. Tyson undertook to pre-empt Woodward county for the Paptists. In this they were measurably successful. They had the help of as true a set of preachers and loyal lot of members as have had charge of God's work in any county. ' j. L. Taylor has resigned the pastorate at Fairvievv. We understand that he will enter evangelistic work. He did good work at Enid and Fairview. Rev. J. H. Bridges of Woodward is pastor for half-time at Mooreland. Some .of our best friends live at Mooreland. We stopped off to see them Monday night. Two years of drouth have weakened some of our churches up here, yet they are all true to Maptist faith and work. Our friend, Rev. J. E. Johnson, is located at Arnett as pastor for all time. Rev. T. K. Tyson, the apostle of Northwest Oklahoma, is now located at Whittier, Calif. He is making his ireful life count for the Kingdom of God on the west coast. April 16 we had a most interesting visit to the church at Shattuck. That prince of good fellows, B. A. Loving, was my companion. Loving knows all the Baptists in Northwest Oklahoma. At Shattuck we found that Rev. T, A. Butler had resigned the pastorate. Rev. T..F. Hancks of Clements, Kas., was supplying. He studied in William Jewell and the seminary at Louisville. We would like to see him located in Oklahoma. We preached the gospel and told the folks about the orphans' home. They replenished the treasury S.?o. The membership of this church is not large, but they are fine folks, and the field is an inviting one. The members vie with each other in expressions of love for the retiring pastor. Brother Butler was spending the day at Mutual and we missed seeing him. At Shattuck we met Rev. A. Cole-ian, pastor at Higgins, Texas. He bkes the looks of Oklahoma and often comes across the line. Not long since he held a meeting at Shattuck. The folks accuse him of preaching the gospel with logical acumen and tremendous power. Lake Arthur, Pecos Valley, New Mexico, has won for pastor Rev. J. G. Rrendall of Pawnee, Okla. He has represented the home mission board as missionary to the Pawnee Indians. Poor health makes a change to another climate seem necessary. His going is a distinct loss to the Baptist work in Oklahoma. The Hobart church has completed a tabernacle to hold services in during the summer. It will seat 1,000 people. No doubt it will be full, as the congregations overflow the present large auditorium nearly every Sunday evening. Our sympathies are with Pastor E. A. Howard of Hobart in the sickness of his daughter, Miss Jennie. We appreciate a call from Dr. 1. N. Clark and Rev. D. B. Weeks. Wre will, try to be at home the next time they come. Mr. Harry Bock was ordained to the gospel ministry at Pawnee, April 16. Jn the council were E. L. King, J. E. Rector, J. G. Brendell, E. C. Sloan, J. A. Day and J. Holt Smith; Deacons Newport and Bill Nye Brother Bock will supply the Pawnee Indian Mission for the present. On Saturday, April 15. Brothers Allen, Taylor and Murray were ordained to the diaconate in the Pawnee Indian church. Rev. B. N. Hultsman has resigned the pastorate of the South Ardmore Baptist church to become chaplain of the boys' reformatory school at Granite, Okla. Rev. E. I). Cameron is holding a meeting with his church at Okmulgee. M. L. Nichols is leading the singing. We enjoyed a visit from N. P. Bullock of Stillwater. He served ten years on the State Mission Board. Naturally he is interested in all of our Baptist work. He reports that his pastor, J. Marion Anderson, is getting on admirably with the work at Stillwater. W. T. Scott of Tulsa is helping Pastor Taft of Norman in a meeting. Brother Scott was once pastor at Norman. L. W. Marks. ARKANSAS NOTES. Pastor John Jeter Hurt of Conway, Ark., has had the assistance of Pastor F. F. Gibson of F'ort Smith, Ark., in a series of . meetings which continued two Weeks. There were about sixty confessions of faith, and forty-five already have been added to the membership of the church. Prof. John W. Conger, LL.D., for many years president of Ouachita College, Arkansas, and sometime president of Union University, Tennessee, has accepted the call recently extended him to become president of Central Baptist College, Conway, Ark. -J. J. Hurt. RHEUMATISM CURED. By using the RELIABLE RHEUMATISM REMEDY we guarantee to cure or refund the money. This remedy has been used In many eases and has never failed. Write todav to ZEMO CHEMICAL COMPANY; 1203 East Broadway, Sedalia, Mo. Misery in Head "I had misery in my head, was Irritable wretched. A druggist recommended Dr. Miles' Nervine. From the first I .improved, and I continued until 1 was entirely well again." MISS VIOLA BAKER, Orange, Texas. If you are subject to headache, backache, neuralgia, epilepsy, weak stomach the chances are your nervous system is run down. All the organs get their energy from the nerves, and when they are out of order, it is because you lack nerve force. Dr. Miles' Nervine restores nervous energy and consequently strengthen the action of the organs. The first bcttte will benefit; If not, your druggist will return your money. COCA-COLA WINS IN CAFFEINE CASE BROUGHT BY THE V. S. GO VERNMENT. Product Neither Mis-Labeled Nor Adulterated, us Charged Judge Sanford of Federal Court Orders Jury to Return Verdict in Favor of Coca-Cola Company. (By F. J. James.) The case brought by the Agricultural Department at Washington against the Coca-Cola Company at Atlanta in the Federal Court at Chattanooga, has at last terminated in a complete victory for the Coca-Cola Company. The case is one of the most memorable ever brought in the United States, costing probably $100,000 to the government and an equal amount to the Coca-Cola Company. It is not only interesting because of the multitude of the interests directly involved in the Coca-Cola product which has been one of the greatest commercial successes of the United States, but also intensely interesting and important in its bearing upon hundreds frof other commodities which would have been attacked by the Agricultural Department under the Pure Food and Drug Act, had the case gone against the Coca-Cola Company, so that thousands of manufacturers as well as millions of consumers were intensely interested in the outcome. The ease lasted more than three weeks, during which time a large number of experts of national reputation appeared for both the government and the defendants. The case was tried before a jury and prosecuted by attorney Gen. Jas. B. Cox, assisted by V. B. Miller, special assistant. The defence included a number of the most noted attorneys of Georgia and Tennessee. Among the men of letters and experts who testified were Dr. John H. Musser of Philadelphia, professor of clinical medicine in the University of Pennsylvania, and now professor of medicine in Vanderbilt University; Dr. S. Solis-Cohen, the well known medical expert; Dr. Hobart Amory Hare, professor of therapeutics in Jefferson Medical College, who testified for the defense; Dr. Robt. G. LeConte, of Philadelphia; Dr. Horatio C. Wood, Jr., Philadelphia; Dr. Henry A. Newbold, of Philadelphia; Dr. E. S. Clouding, of Philadelphia; Dr. C. H. Reckfus, of Philadelphia, and Dr. Allan McLane Hamilton, professor of medical diseases at Cornell University, New York, who testified for the defence as well as Dr. John W. Mallett, chemist of the University of Virginia; Dr. Victor C. Vaughan, dean of the Department of Medicine of the University of Michigan; Dr. T. P. Morgan, instructor at Columbia University, Washington; Dr. R. C. Williams, the eminent medical text writer of New York; Dr. Jas. Wesener, of Columbia Laboratory; Dr. Ludwlg Hektoen, of the University of Chicago; Dr. R. C. Emerson, and Dr. Charles F. Chandler, of New York. The government contended that Coca-Cola contained a dangerous amount of caffeine, that when the habit is formed it is hard" to break. and that the use of Coca-Cola was becoming a dangerous habit, that the article is adulterated by the addition of caffeine as an added ingredient. The learned judge explained the provisions of the law under which this case was tried, and in an exhaustive and most convincing argument, showed that Coca-Cola is not adulterated by the addition of caffeine, admitted by the defense to be one of the constituents, ruling that "The Article cannot be properly said to be adulterated tcith in the meaning of the Food and Drugs act, and the plainly expressed intention of congress on this subject.'' The judge explained that Coca-Cola being widely known and recognized by its qualities by the public for many years could not be said to be adulterated unless some article other than those constituents which are regularly present in the manufacture of Coca-Cola should be added, and that the presence of caffeine as one of the constituents was not an adulteration. He further argued that if caffeine were omitted from the manufacture of Coca-Cola the public would be deceived in that which they purchased as Coca-Cola, as caffeine constitutes an essential element in the manufacture of this popular drink. The learned judge then explained the government's contention in the case, and continuing said, "It results that insofar as the libel charges that Coca-Cola is adulterated because it contains caffeine as an additional ingredient, the claimant's motion for peremptory instructions must be sustained. Thus the jury was instructed to bring verdict for the Coca-Cola Company on the first count relative to adulteration. In the second count the Coca-Cola Company was charged with using a deceptive label representing the presence in this food product of Coca, meaning the leaves of the Coca plant. The judge ruled that the name and label used by the Coca-Cola Company on this food product was not deceptive or misleading, under the provision of the Food and Drugs Act, concluding the ruling on this count with the following remark: "It result from facts hereinbefore found from the undisputed evidence that insofar as the libel charges the misbranding of the Coca-Cola by reason of any false statement or suggestions contained in the name itself, the claimant's motion for peremptory instructions must be sustained." With these words the learned judge instructed the jury to find for the defendant, Coca-Cola Company, on the second count On the third count he also ruled in favor of the Coca-Cola Company, as follows: "It also resulUs from irhat has heretofore been stated that insofar as the libel charges that Coca-Cola is misbranded, because of being an imitation of or offered for sale vnder the distinctive name of another article, in the entire absence of evidence to show that this is the case, the claimant's motion for peremptory instructions so far as this charge of the libel is concerned, must also be sustained" On the fourth court, in which Coca-Cola, it was claimed by the government was misbranded by reason of being mixed, colored or stained by the use of coloring substances whereby damage or inferiority of the mixture was concealed, the judge expressed no opinion upon the weight of the evidence, but left the matter to the jury under the issues raised by the pleadings. The fifth count charged in the libel that the dseign on the label was misleading, suggesting the presence of Coca in the Coca-Cola product. The judge ruled that this was not a question of law, but of fact, and should be submitted to the jury for determination. The government attorneys asked the judge to direct the jury to give a verdict in every count. This he did, thus giving the Coca-Cola Company a complete victory. In view of the thorough going nature of Judge Sanford's argument and rulings, and in view of the extraordinary ability of the -large number of eminent witnesses, this case will be long remembered as one of the most important In the history of American court procedure. To the public, however, it would seem that the government ought to have been more sure of the ground before wasting so much public money, and before involving a similar loss upon a prominent Southern manufacturing concern in such a futile attack. Legislation is not enacted to harry, annoy and persecute legitimate, honest industries, and the Pure Food and Drugs Act, which, properly administered, should be of eminent benefit to the American people, appears likely to be used by the Agricultural Department as a means of discriminating destructive attack upon legitimate industries with the' result of severe shock to the manufacturing world, and with no results in benefit to the government or the people. It was brought out in this trial that Coca-Cola contained less caffeine than coffee, and inasmuch as the quantity of caffeine consumed by the American people in Coca-Cola is infinitestimal as compared with the quantity of the same substance consumed In coffee and tea, it would seem to have been a wiser step to have made the case against all importers and dealers in coffee and tea and cocoa, who are numbered in the thousands, rather than select one single Southern manufacturer whose handling of caffeine involves such insignificant consumption on the part of the people of that commodity. The government should be fair. Had the same case been made against all grocers, jobbers, roasters and importers who handle tea, coffee and cocoa, there would have been such a howl throuhgout the land, not only by such dealers, but also by the millions of consumers who daily consume enormous quantities of caffeine in their tea, coffee and cocoa, that the administration would have felt a shock almost equal to that felt by the British government when the Stamp Tax was placed on American importations of tea leading to the War of the Revolution. Our readers are asked to mention The Word axd Wat when writing advertisers.

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