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T u r F a m * C it y N ews , A rn i. 4. 1914
CONJURED A TREATY.
Huucbn, the Magician, Ju at Aw ed the
Araba Inta Submission.
P ri m itive Justice In the E a r ly Day s
the Auetrelien Bueh.
Near by one Australian town,
long ago, a savage tribe had mur
dered a family of settlers in the
night save one lad, who escaped
death by opportunely tumbling to
the floor between the bed and the
wall, himself wounded, unconscious
and left for dead. What the provo
cation was nobody knows.
probable that there was no specific
provocation. I t had doubtless been
undertaken upon savage impulse
and accomplished for nothing more
than the momentary pleasure of
dealing death to some living crea
ture. This was the inspiration of
many similar deeds— neither venge
ance nor spoil, but the swift bes
tial, wanton blood lust, indulged,
celebrated, laughed over for the
time and forgotten. And therein
lies a sufficient explanation of the
terrible character of the retaliation.
Whatever the case, the boy, having
thus narrowly survived, made bis
way to Brisbane, where he related
his story to the authorities, and to
6uch good purpose, ns it turned out,
that he was given a rifle and free
leave to return to the district and
shoot as many black fellows as he
could manage, being heartily assur
ed that the law would not molest
“ You see,” said our fellow travel
er, “ he was regularly licensed.”
“ By the department of game and
fisheries?” I scoffed.
“ Ah, come now!” he replied. “ I
am not joking. I do not mean to
say,” he went on, “ that the au
thorities gave this boy an engraved
license, suitable for framing, but I
do assert that they commissioned
him to kill black fellows and that his
commission was not altogether sin
gular, but one of a good many. And
he did kill black fellows— hundreds
of them, possibly. He killed them
where he could find them, running
the bush or employed on the sta
tions, not even hesitating in the
presence o f their white masters.
And by and by the thing became a
Fashion is responsible for many
nuisance. I t was awkward for the
inventions. This is the case with
station owners to have their black
the manufacture of artificial flow
boys disposed of in this way. There
ers, fo r their demand was due to a were complaints. I recall that one
caprice of fashion. In Italy during
station owner had his best black
festival time it was decreed that servant shot from the saddle on the
flowers should br.- worn in and road. He was very angry, but the
out of season ar.d that their color boy flourished his commission, and
should be retailed. Many plans for the station owner could do nothing
solving this r.roblem were brought about it.” — Norman Duncan in
forward am’, at last some one hit Harper’s Magazine.
upon the idea of making them of
Fish, Psn and Ink.
various materials which would re
semble the real flowers. Later, in
‘‘One year I found a lot of cut
the middle ages, the artificial so tlefish that ran into the surf,” said
far superseded the natural that men a worker on one of the California
and women decked their he.»da with beaches. “ I was riding along the
imitation flowers o f cambric, glass, beach, and I got a pole and rode
paper, wax and metal. The most into them and killed about twenty,
beautiful artificial blossoms were I guess. Some were eight or ten
feet long. I hauled them up and
made in Pari?.— Sew York Snn.
showed them for four or five days
in my whale tent; then I sold them
Yakamika of Venezuela.
Found wild in the forests o f V en to the fishermen, who 6alted them 1
ezuela, the yakamiks, a kind o f down for bait, taking out the bills, I
crane, are readily tamed, becoming eyes and pens, which I sold as
valuable servants to the Indians, curios. Each cuttle, besides a sac
who domesticate them. Their pow of indelible ink, had a pen a foot
er of flight is limited, and they sel long, a beautiful object, as delicate
dom attempt any distance in the air. and fragile as a feather pen. The
Not only are they intrusted with the eyes when hardened looked like
care of the flocks, herds and poultry, pearls, and they are mounted as
but they are left as sole guardians pins. The bills are chestnut color
o r the babies. Certain species of and look like a parrot’s bill.”
the tribe found in Brazil farther to
the south are protected by law be
Scotland still produces pearls,
cause of their recognized value as
found mainly in the fresh water
mussel. Cleopatra was not the only
During the French conquest of
Algeria (1S30-3) negotiations for
peace were entered upon with the
sheiks of certain Arab tribes, and a
meeting for the settlement of terms
was srranged to take place at the
French headquarters. The French
officers received their guests with
great hospitality, and after the ban
quet given in their honor, at which
the utmost splendor was employed
in order to dazzle their eyes and
captivate their simple minds, an ad
journment was made to a large hall,
where M. Iloudin, the celebrated
conjurer, who had accompanied the
French forces, gave an exhibition
of his skill.
They stared in open mouthed
wonder at all the tricks that were
performed, and a feeling of awe
crept over them as they witnessed
the mysterious appearance and dis
appearance of various objects. But
what appeared to them most mar
velous was the apparent manufac
ture of cannon balls.
M. Houdin passed round among
them a high hat, which they exam
ined very carefully, but without sus
pecting anything unusual in either
its make or its appearance. When
the hat was returned to him the
conjurer placed it on the floor in the
middle of the stage in full view of
his audience. He then proceeded
to take from the hat cannon balls
apparently without number and roll
ed them across the floor into the
wings. With this the performance
The chiefs then consulted among
themselves and came to the conclu
sion that it was useless to offer any
opposition to an army that could
turn out its ammunition in so easy
a manner. They therefore signed
the required treaty and departed to
tell their friends in the desert of
the wonderful power o f the invad
The Depreciated Area.
Two old colored women were hav
ing dinner together in the cabin.
The pot of boiled cabbage was on
the floor, and the dog walked into
the room and started to drink out
of it. Old Aunt Easter drove him
out with the broom, and, coming
back, she gave the other old woman
“ Liza,” she said, “ take dis spoon
and dip dem dog laps out o’ de cab
bage!” — New York Poet.
Bru n sw ic k's Fama.
The little duchy of Brunswick oc
cupies in more thin one respect a
unique position in the German em
pire. I t is one o f the oldest prin
cipalities of the great Teutonic na
tion, and its inhabitants have a cer
tain right to call themselves the ab
origines o f the country. They form
a part o f the Saxon tribes, and theii
forefathers helped to crush the Ro
man legions by the battle in the
According to Inatructions.
Nervous Old Lady (to druggist)
__ A re you sure you have mixed that
medicine right ? Conscientious drug
gist — No, m’ra; I wouldn’t go as fai
as to say that. But I ’ve mixed il
the way the doctor ordered it!
" I had something to say to thal
matinee idol, but the girls mobbed
him, and he was almost tom tc
“ Well, did you get his ear?” -
person who swallowed a dissolved
pearl. Until comparatively recent
times they were used medicinally in
Europe and still appear in the ma
teria medica of China. According
to one Chinese authority, a pearl,
after being treated with pumice
stone and honeycomb, mixed with
the gall of a serpent, “ might be
drawn out to the length of three or
four feet. Make it into pills and
swallow them— henceforth food will
be unnecessary." The suggestion is
not that the patient would be finish
ed off, but that he would live, food
H i t Prayer.
O’ Connell had got a man off at
one time fo r highway robbery and
at another fo r burglary, but on a
third occasion, for stealing a coast
ing brig, the task of hoodwinking
the jury seemed too great for even
his powers of cajolery. However,
he made out that the crime was
committed on the high seas and ob
tained an acquittal. The prisoner
lifted up his hands and eyes to
heaven and exclaimed, "May the
Lord long spare you, Mr. O’Connell,
to me I”
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FALLS C I T Y , OREGON
W . B. Officer, M . D.
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S a la m , O roge n
The city derives its name from the falls of the I.ittle I.uckia-
mute River, which flown through th " city from the West.
The first sale of town lots occurred in 1HM9, though donation
Innd-cJaiiu aeillers osnM hero munjr years before that date. In
1900 the population was 269; in 1910, 969; 1014. about 1,250.
Dr. A.G. Atwood
D E N T IS T
P h o n o 1931
F o lla C ity . O r.
Ft’ NIC HAI. DIRECTOR
R. L . C H A P M A N
Funeral D i ree tot
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Dallo, mod Falla City. Or
Falls City is situated in the south central part of Polk County.
Oregon, in section 21, township 8, 8,, range ft,W.. W illamette mer
idian, 27 rail miles southwest of Salem, and 73 rail miles south
west of Portland, in the narrow wsstern end o f the L ittle Luckl-
smote River valley, surrounded on the north, south, and west by
the fool hills of the Coast Range mountain. Elevation, HH6.38 ft
almve sea lev*I. Transportalion— Salem, Falla C ity £ Western
Railroad, which extends from Salem to Black Rock, a rail
distance of 30 miles, with F. P. main line connection, at Dallas,
Gerlinger, and Salem, and witli the OreuoA Electric at Salem
jfall 8 Cit\> 1 botd
Falls City is incorporated as a city, contains about 800 acres,
valuation for taxation 1252.(XX). The city administration is com
posed of mayor, seven counci men, auditor and police judge, m ar
shal, treasurer, engineer, health officer.
Salaries: Marshal and
water superintendent, $60; auditor. $25; attorney, $25.
S a m g lo Room o
Boat A c c o m m o d a tio n .
Water and Wood
F. D roaoo. P r o p r i e t o r
Bohle’s Barber Shops
Falla C ity, O regon
Where yes css get s Shire. Heir Csl. leth
BU ILD ING CONTRACTOR
S a u l O u d e rk irk
B u ilding C o n tra sta r.
Falls City, Ore.
CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS
The city of Falls C ity owns the gravity water system. Its first
cost was $30,000. Pure mountain water is piped from soring-) on
Judge Teal’s ranch, 3 miles away, at an olevation ol about 300
feet above city level.
Oak and fir fire wood is plentiful ami cheap.
Lumber, Fruit, Vegetables and Barrloa
Electric-power planing and saw- m ill, log pond, dry kiln and
lumber yard in the city, lumber flume, logging roads and logging
outfits, all owned and o|s>rated by the Kalla C ity Lumber Co.
The surrounding bench and hill lands are as well adapted to
the production of fruits and lierrieg as any other section of the
Pacific Northwest, and development on these lines is going on.
Vegetables and berries of many kinds grow to perfection io
and adjoining Falls C ity, and many acres are planted to straw
berries nnd loganberries. Market conditions are improving stead
ily, as production is increased.
Elle & Elle
Schools, Churches, 8ooieties, Clubs
Contractors and Builders
See us before you build.
W e may save you money.
Falls City has a 12-grade school with a four-year high school
course, with principal, assistant, and eight grade teaaheis. Its
diplomas are accepted by the higher schools iu lieu of examine-
ations. The entire community is justly proud of the school,
1 he Religious organisations are: Adventist, Catholic, Christian,
Free Methodist, Methodist Episcopal, German Lutheran.
G . L. H A W K IN S
M A R B L E A N D G R A N IT E
M O N U M EN TS
D a lla s , O rogen
The Fraternal societies: Ind. Order of Oddfellows, Rebekahs,
Masons, Knights of Pythias, Pythian Bisters, Modern Woodmen of
America, Royal Neighbors o f America, Woodmen of the W orld,
Women of Woodcraft.
Free reading room.
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P r o p s 01
and get a dish o f the famous
M T. HOOD ICE CREAM
Gem theatre, photoplay.
Hydro-electric light generated by the power of the falls; owned
by the Falls City Electric Co , W. B. Stevens president, H. C.
Brown vice-president and manager, A. W. Stevens secretary and
Telephone system, with long-distance connections. C. J. Pugh
Stop! Look! Listen!
O rego n
C. W . M a tth ew s, P rogrln tor
Hold the Train
for I must have some of
H A R R IN G T O N ’S
H O M E -M A D E C A N D Y
O V E R ea YEA R S'
E X P E R IE N C E
I ought not to allow any man be
cause he has broad lands to feel that
he is rich in my presence. 1 ought
to make him feel that I can do
without his riches, that I cannot be
bought— neither by comfort, neither
by pride— and, although I be utter
ly pennilesa and receiving bread
from him, that he is the poor man
beside me.— Emerson
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Falls C 'ty ¡ h well provided with the usual business enterprises.
The News contains the announcements of the following business
and professional men of the c it y :
Bakery, D. Toller,
Bank of Falls City, VV. F. Niclutls cashier.
Barber shops, Wm. Bohle.
Carpenters and Builder«, E lle & Elle, S. Ouderkirk.
Clothier, Tailor and gents’ furnisher, Chas. Harlung.
Confectionery stores: II. I.. Ellis, R. B. Harrington.
Drug store, M. L. Thompson.
Dentist, Dr. A. G. Atwood.
Department More, N. Selig.
Funeral director, R. L. Chapman.
Furniture, J. C. Talbott & Co.
General stores. N. Selig, F. C. Lumber Co., F. C. Mere. Co.
Hardware score. J. C. Talbott & Co,
Hotels: Falls City Hotel, Fritz Droege, owner and manager;
The Madena, Mrs. Mae Nichols, Mrs. Dennis, managers
Jewelry store. W. A. Persoy.
Land company, Falls City Orchards Co.
Laundry, N. W . Crandell.
Newspaper, the Falls City News, C. W . Lee.
Photoplay Ineatre, the Gem, C. J. Pugh.
Physicians, Dr. W . B. Officer; Dr F. M. Hellwarth.
Pressing ami cleaning parlor, I, A. Johnson.
Railroads, Salem, Falls City <fe Western, Southern Pacific.
Real estate agent, F. K. Hubbard Realty Co,
Restaurant, The Madena; Wm. Finley, owner.
Saloons: Tne Oregon, C. W. Matthews; The Idaho, Chaa. Mix.