T he N ew i aUndi for ■ greater and botter Falla City all the time FALLS CITY N JJuy all goods of home m erchants and help to m ake Falls City greater FALLS CITY. OREGON, SATURDAY, JANUARY 17. 1911 VOL. X When Like Cures Like ■X T N O Y A L L IB O N . k+e»++♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Minna Reed almost ran down the from the house beariug the sign “Mine. Yoirsi, Clairvoyant." The lady's communications had up set all her preconceived plans and ideas. Her mother hud alwuys op posed her trying unything of the innd, but when'sno saw the sign un overwhelming desire to inouiro into tilings unknown Imd beset her. The rest of the party had gone down to thb beach, and after stuying in her room at the summer hotel for sn hour with a headache she had slip ped out to buy a fascinating kimono she had seen in n Japanese store tl*e day before. The cluirvoynnt's sign had caught her eye, and for a whole hour siie had sat in the dark ened, etuffy kttle room with her nerves all st strained attention. Sha want back to her room and, walking straight to the dresser, looked regretfully at the picture of a frank boyish face surrounded by a little plain gold frame. “I never frould have thought it,” aha whispered. “I thought you were the truest, nohlest thing on earth. And she said the mun with black eyas, now one of iny circle of ac quaintances, was deceitful to the core and that if I did not separate his path from mine he would prove the blighting sorrow of my life. Jimmy, dear, it seems impossible to believe you could bring sorrow into anv one's life, but it must have hecn yon she meant, for you arc the only man of my acquaintance who has b-black eye«.“ And, being only nineteen and believing she had come face to face with the big sor row of her life, she threw herself across the tied and aoblied becauao ■lie felt that she must immediately take stepa to separate Jimmy Kent's path from hera—Jimmy, who hod lent her his red ball to play with the very first day she went to kindergarten. James Kent, unconscious of the heavy cloud of suspicion hovering over m-.n, came from his ocean swim and lay idly on the sand, hoping Minna would get over her headache and walk down to the l>each. Final ly, sunburned and glowing, he went back to the hotel and found her on the veranda, gazing listlessly at the sea. “Is it as bad as all that, little girl? You are the most forlorn looking specimen I ever saw,” he said as he sat on the porch rail and eyed her commiseratingly. Minna, seeing the sympathy in his eyes, wished fervently that they were any other color than black. “Wlint on earth made you have black eyes, Jimmy? I dislike them sol” she said petulantly. Jimmy opened the offending orbs very wide in his surprise. “ Hy Jove, you aro a queer one, Minna! You told me yesterday down on the beach that I had the most beautiful eyes vou ever saw. Positively made mo blush to know I was so beautiful. ’Fraid to sleep in them last night lest I should spoil 'em. And now—Minna, you haven’t met any fellow with gray eyes, huve you?” he asked suspiciously. “No, I haven’t,” indignantly, “but black eyes are treacherous—and—1 never could trust them.” The Evening Telegram •nd T h e Falls City News Are conducting a vigorous circulation campaign in Falls City. These tw o papers will supply you with all the news of this locality and also with all the news of the country at large, at a minimum coat. For a short time we will take your subscription to the two papers for one year at $3.75 -by m a il-a saving to you of $2.25. Pay to The Telegram, Portland, or to the Falls City News. Whether they were treacherous or not was left an .»pen question, but they certuinly proved persua sive, atm finally Jimmy was in pos session of the whole story. “ Minna Reed, you ought to be ashamed of yourself! Do I look like a blighting sorrow?” mimicking her forlorn tone. “ I might lie mis taken for a prizefighter,” exhibiting his muscular arm with pride, “ but I’m blamed if I’d know how to start out in the blighting sorrow busi ness.'’ Minna, auzious to believe, still looked dubious. “ If your eyes only weren’t black!” she sighed. “ Now, look here, my child. I’d get a special act of congress to change them to suit you if I could. You know I’ve done everything to please you all my life. Why will you believe that utter rot? Did she tell you anything tangible that you absolutely know was true?’’ Jimmy was in training for a lawyer and wanted to contest ull evidence in the case. “She told me my name and age,” triumphantly. “ Didn’t you have to write it on a piece of paper first?” suspiciously. “Y-ycs, but she didn’t see it— honestly she didn’t. I folded it tightly and put it on the table, and she sat and toyed with it while she talked." "The mischief she didn’t see it!” growled Jimmy. "Anything else?” “She said I had an Aunt Vnrv in the spirit land that was trying to guide me,” hesitatingly. "See there! You never had an Aunt Mary in your life! I t’s all plain humbug.” Jimmy spoke with the satisfaction of one willing to leave his case in the hands of an in telligent jury. "No, I never had, but mamma had, and the clairvoyant said aunts snd great-aunts were ull the same in the spirit world.” Jimmy positively groaned with disgust. “She might safely hit on an Aunt Mary. Nearly everybody living lias an aunt or great-aunt or great- rcat-greater-aunt Mary. Rut she ad no business fooling with my eye».” He sat sulkily silent, then grin ned witli a thought that made him wonder if he would not some day bear to the realms of the meta physical the same relation that Kdi- son bears to things physical. “ Young woman, I would not take a hopeless verdict upon my eyes from any one oculist. Neither will I have them condemned by any one clairvoyant. I demand n consulta tion. If I get the party, together, i Try a Sack of HIGH FLIGHT FLOUR and watch results All Goods and Prices Are Right wif! you go to another d.iirvo ant this evening?” he demanded. “I would be -o glad to find that the first one was mistaken,” she said fervently. It was a very bus evening for Mr. Kent. Finally h< found u eecr- ess sufficiently good natured and pliable to fill bis requirements. “Hemenilier. you are to entire!v free ber mind from the idea, l ’il send her in third. You couldn’t fail to knew her anyway. She’s the prettiest one in the hum h. ItV cheap at 1 and if sl.e gets over her fear of black eyes, by Jove, I'll send you another tenner tomor row.” And Mine. Ardettn, eutliud- nsttc under the powerful stimulus, promised “fn do her best. That night when the moon cast a Jong path of light over the waves a couple sat fur down the beach in n spot removed from the crowd. “She told me my name without my writing it!” Minna said in qwed tones. “She is simply wonderful! Said for me never to have atiy con fidence ill fakes that made me write question*, and fold them on u table; that they had blank papers folded just like them, and when they were toying with the ones I wrote that they would substitute the blank one and leave it on the table and take mine in their hand under the edge of the table and read it. That’s exactly what that first woman must have done. I’ve lost faith in her entirely, and, Jimmy, boy, she said that the only person 1 need avoid and be suspicious of was a blond man with a Vandyke beanl.” Young Mr. Kent stroked his beardless chin. “Thank heaven 1 haven't a blond Vandyke,” he said piously. “ Did she tell you any thing about—er—me?” he asked cautiously. “Not exactly, but she said that my real affinity was—was a man 1 had known since childhood.” “ Now, that,” said Mr. Kent, with great gratification, “suits me exact ly. I’d rather be called an affinity any day than a blighting sorrow.” lie joyfully possessed himself of the girl's hands, and she had evi dently lost all fear of treachery. Afterward, with her head resting comfortably against his tweed shoulder, she spoke musingly. “She said that tlie greatest trial of her life was that there were so many fakes that brought discredit upon her glorious profession.” “Never you mind, little girl; I’m not so easily imposed upon, and you’ll have me with yon all through life to help pick out the real arti cle,” and the treacherous Mr. Kent lifted her face until lie could look adoringly into it. The moon, as if by special Con tract, came from under n cloud at just the riglii moment, and she saw his expression. “Jimmy, I don’t believe any one else ever had such wonderfully hon~ est eyes,” she said happily. Colors of Seas. No. 20 MANGLED HIS MODEL Viking Tf « Taco C-'*t A U r m c d Both Sculptor and S 't t«r. When the y v u g Onudcns returned to N it studying in I’.ira lie ¡rig him the usual Ly art career. He 1 • money, hut he took a corner of Fo; r'< ntl Fourth avenue, whet lonely existence < iliv agreements with (he following autobii.gruj appears in - . ** publishled “ Her [r-TYf fl “ Amother ire versi ty to this dreary i 1 jc * i life took piaci of a ça: made by a w:mlj.tor; a friend < mine, w ho oc<•upied an ndjoiiilnig room. He wislied to model a bust »nd to do this proposed taking a inn!d from the living face of his sitter. That is no trifling matter even to an expert, and it showed the boldne-s of the novice, since, notwithstanding my protestations, my friend undertook it without ever having cast anything before. He wished me to help him, but I told him that I should wash my hands of the affair if he tried it. He dis appeared. “ Presently he rushed into my room crying, ‘For heaven’s sake, come” In^his studio, which was already one of monumental disor der, confusion and dirt, stretched out on an old sofa lay liis sub ject with a solid mass of hard plas ter about two inches thick envelop ing his head, while the whole room, wall, ceiling, boxes and floor, was covered with the great spatterings of the plaster thrown wildly about by the sculptor in the course of this extraordinary proceeding. There were the usual quids in the sitter’s nose, hut the weight of the cast was so great that we could hear him mumble under it, praying to get it off quickly or lie would die. “ It was really n serious business, tins taking it off. as we had to bang at tho plaster with chisel and ham mer. Fortunately there was no ill result oilier than a good hit of the subject’s eyelashes -being torn away and hist lot! s ruined. lie was one of those happy men, however, who take everything with cheerfulness. The death of iny tormentor would have been my only satisfaction had I undergone the sufferings he w :s put to.” j Trail of a Glacier. The millions of tons of band, gravel uud dirt filling a valley to a depth of sc oral hundred feet give a conception of the enoi nous scouring force of a glacier. All this vast volume of material has hecn ground off the mountain suje and brought down the valley by the comparatively small Kotsina glacier in Alaska. A glacier is not snow, hut ice. It is snow which has been partially melted and then compact ed under great pressure, so that as it moves slowly down tho valley or mountain side it is a practically solid muss of ice from fifty to sev eral hundred feet deep. It natural ly tears loose and picks up anything which happens to he in its way.— Popular Mechanics. • The blueness of sea water is in constant ratio to its saltiness. In the tropics the tremendous evapora tion induced by the blazing sun causes the water to be much saltier than it is in higher latitudes. For about 30 degrees north and south of the equator the waters are of an exquisite azure. Beyond these lati A Bodyguard of Giants. tudes the blue changes to green, The Prussian guards were origi and in the arctic and antarctic nated hy Frederick 1., whose ambi oceans the greens are almost ns tion it was to form a royal body vivid as the tropical blues. guard of giants. Every country was ransacked by his agents to sup Animals Do Not Progress. ply recruits, and no head that tow Sydney Smith once called atten ered above the crowd, even in the tion to the fact that animals did not bazaars of Aleppo or Cairo, could enlarge their views. “The bees escape the crimps of the Prussian now build exactly ns they built in king. The most extravagant sums the time of Homer, the hear is ns were offered to men of exceptional ignorant of good manners ns he inches, and an Irishman, more than was 2,000 years past, and the ba seven feet high, who was picked up boon is still as unable to read and hy the Prussian ambassador in Lon write as persons of honor and quali don, received a bounty of £1,300.— ty were in the time of Queen Eliza London Mail. beth.” ♦-M- M erry Moments I As We Journey Through % V Life Lei Us Laugh * ♦ by the Way * + Gett.ng Even. k :ph; of feiiovra met at the • .a the oilier night, and one <-f ■ ■ i to I o feeling a b:t j at r , r, don’t yon Vnow. ’- the matter, old top?“ -v ■ ed a fellow member. “I aedly i.ate to say it, hut G;.-! - .i-s has insulted inc vilely.” “ !'■?!> ii laid form in him, f hi say. Well, arc you going to gc-e even with him ?” “ Yes, by Jove!” “In a perfectly gentlemanly way, I presume?” “Oh, vcs. I have given my chauf feur orders to be rude to his chauf feur the next time they meet."— Cleveland Plain Dealer. j Pa Just Looktd On. “ Did your father ever spank you when you were a boy?” “Certainly not.” “ Was lie opposed to corporal pun ishment on principle or were you ■ o good that you didn’t need spunk ing F* _ ‘‘Neither. Mother was the man f the house.” — Chicago Record- Herald. Up In the Air. “AY! t time was it when this ! Imp med ?” asked the jus tice. “ Well,” replied the witness, “cf !iic sun had hcen shining it would iv been ’bout two hours and a half by sun, hut ns the sun didn't show his face at all that day I couldn’t say for certain just what time it was.” — Atlanta Constitu tion. Out of His Element. One of the men in a company of militia made a disparaging remark about the mnn in front of him. The victim turned with indignation and nsumc J a fighting attitude. Then the captain remarked sharply: “ That will do there. We don’t want any lighting men in this regi ment.—New York Globe. Good Start. “1 have joined the Society For tho Prevention of Useless Noises,” said the old fogy. “ Well, wlsere are you going to be gin :” asked the grouch. “ Wc are going to reduce the num ber of cheers from three to one,” replied tho old fogy.—Cincinnati Enquirer. Exponaiv«. Painful Etiquette. Destructive Music. AT Falls City Lumber Co. STO RE A member of the board of direct ors of the Metropolitan Opera House in New York tells a story that he had from one of the mu sicians attached to the orchestra there. It appears that a friend of tho wife of the musician had during a call on the latter inquired ns to the husband’s taste in musical mat ters. Among other things she wanted to know what operas the musician liked best to play. “I don’t know much about dot,” said the better half, who was at the time busily engaged in darning an old shirt, “hut I do know soine- t ’ings. Voteffer he likes I like not dos Wagner operas. Dey sounds veil enough, hut doso clothes—ach! lie neffer yet copies home from dot Wagner opera dot he hnf not tom a place in his poor old shirts. J brefer the Italian operas.” The royal court of France used to he a great place for etiquette. Louis XIV. once caught a severe cold owing to the fact that on his Bill—It costs a lot to get justice I arising from his hod one cold Hank—\“es, and most folks are morning the lord of the chamber, whose duty it was to hand him his better off without it tool — New shirt, happened to he absent. Not York Globe. one of the numerous courtiers pres Suiting the Punishment to ths Deed. ent hail the counter to transgress Small Sadie—Mamma, baby tried etiquettd hy handing the garment I to swallow papa’s cuff buttons while to the shivering monarch. you were out. Mamma—Indeed 1 And what did How Far Ey« Can Se*. you do? The ability to discern the star Small Sadie—Oh, 1 gave him a Algol at the tail of the Great Real couple of cuffs.—Chicago News. lias hecn held to lie the test of the limit of human virion unaided by True to Hi» Word. any glass. Very rarelv is tho e *e “Did Jack give you the tip he of such power as to see the satellit s promised w hen you went motoring of Jupiter, though there are on rec w ith him ?” ord two or three instances, the third “Sure he did. lie tumbled the satellite being tho most distinct of ii chine into a ditrh.”—Baltimore those seen. American. ____ .