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T he F au x
T h e o r y T h a t th a S o u l, N o t
B r a in , la Ita A b id in g P la c o .
In (he American Magazine H. Ar
lington Bruce writes an article en
titled “ The Soul’s Winning Fight
With Scieuce,” in which he shows
that science is no longer at war
with man’s belief in the immortality
of the soul. In the course of the
article appears the following inter
esting passage which tells of the
“ It is one of the fundamental
teuets of modern physiology that
every thought, every sensation, is
accompanied by some change in the
substance of the brain, and not only
this, but that the brain stuff is con
stantly passing away and being re
placed in such fashion that it has
lieen estimated there is an entire
renovation on an average of every
seven years. TIow, then, no matter
how much we strain the hypotheses
of ‘ memory cells,’ ‘neural paths’
and other material adjuncts to the
memory process, can the new brain
of the amnesic revive the memories
belonging to the brain of fourteen
“ For that matter, and quite apart
from the ‘ poser’ presented by am
nesias of this prolonged character,
the proved fact of brain stuff al
teration is warrantably stressed bv
not a few animists as affording of
itself sufficient evidence that the
something which remembers is a
something other than the brain.
‘The old man of seventy,’ observes
one able critic of the materialistic
doctrine— I had almost written dog
ma—‘has usually many clear mem
ories of his sayings and doings, of
his thoughts and feelings when a
little lad of ten. He has only to
make an effort of the will and the
past of long, long ago stands up
ghostlike before him.
“ ‘In what compartment of his
present brain had these images lain
sleeping? In which bemispliare ?
In both or neither ? And how came
the images imprinted on the child
ish brain of ten to be passed on, in
innumerable transmissions, through
many successive brains, till they
reached their last edition on the
aged brain of seventy, or, rather, on
the new brain of the ag*ed man of
“ Tinally, and mos£ important
question of all, where is that inex
plicable entity which ccmciously and
deliberately wills to resee, rehear
and refeel its memories of long ago?
“ ‘Is it not the same entity— so
far as any entity in the universe can
be regarded as constant— that, with
a different brain, first saw, heard
and felt the actualities of which the
memories have been transmitted to
the brain with winch it sees, bears
and feels other actualities today?
While the material brain changes,
it—the seeing, hearing, feeling,
thinking soul— remains.’ ”
C r u s h in g th e
P R E S E N C E Oh MINU.
M a d h o u a a D o c to r'* E . p o r ia n c o W it h
H i* C r a i y C o o k i.
A celebrated Scotch physician
tells a story of a madhouse doctor
whose presence of mind alone saved
“ A groat friend of mine was for
a considerable time the medical su
perintendent of a lunatic asylum
“ One night in making his custom
ary rounds he had occasion to visit
the patients in the kitchen, who
were preparing the dinner. There
were seven of them, all big. sturdy
fellows, who were believed to be
harmless. The keeper only looked
in upon them now and again, feel
ing that his constant presence was
“ The doctor unlocked the iron
barred door of the kitchen and went
in among the lunatics.
“ There were five large boilers
containing scalding water ready for
making the day's dinner for the pa
“ One of the lunatic« pointed at.
the boilers full of hot water and,
laying his hand upon the doctor’s
shoulder, said, ‘ Doctor, you'll make
a fine pot of broth.’ And the
words had no sooner been uttered
than the other six madmen shouted
in a voice of delight,‘Just the thing,’
and, seizing the doctor, were in the
very act of putting him into one of
the large boilers of scalding water
when the doctor had the presence
of mind to say:
“ ‘Capital broth! But it would
taste better if 1 took my clothes off.’
“ The madmen, with a veil of de
light, said ‘ Yes,’ and the doctor ask
ed them to wait a moment while he
went and took his clothes off. But
as soon as he got out of the kitchen
he turned the key in the door and
ordered the keeper to see to the
lunatics being put under restraint.
“ The doctor’s presence of mind
saved him, it is true, from a terrible
death, but he died shortly after rav
ing mad. The experience had de
stroyed his reason.”
G u a te m a la n C u a to m i.
It is curious to learn from Dom-
ville-Fife’s book on Guatemala that
the Guatemalan peasants do not
know how to make coffee— at least,
not according to European ideas.
Yet 190,000 acres of their land are
planted with coffee trees. Some of
the natives instead of roasting the
coffee pulverize it, boil it for some
hours, bottle the result and call it
essencia de cafe. They serve this
concoction with boiling water.
The dolls the little Guatemalan
children play with are babies of
stone— ancient images hundreds of
years old. For these they have a
Mr. Domville-Fife observes that
the Guatemalan word for a kiss is
tetennamiquiliztli. We prefer our
B a rb e r.
“ No sooner was I seated in ‘ the
chair,” began Jozies, “ than the bar
ber commented on the weather^and
directed a current o f discourserfinto
“ ‘Je ne comprends pas,' said I,
with an inward chuckle, (thinking
liis volubility was checked.
“ In very good French he started
in afresh. 1 looked at him as if be
wildered and then interrupted him
“ ‘ Was eagen Sie?”
“ He began to repeatfin German
all that he had been «hying, when
I shut him off'with:
“ ‘Oh, talk to m^fwith your fin
gers. I ’m deaf a ji& f dumb!’ ” — St.
A l l P e r k in * H a d .
There is a charming Washington
lady of most charitable sentiments
whose thoughts are greatly occupied
with the betterment of a home for
children situated not far from the
One evening her hhsband, who
loves to tease her about her attach
ment to this home, said:
“ By the way, I read in the paper
this morning that a Mr. Perkins had
died and left all he possessed to the
Blank Horne For Children.”
“ Oh, how lovely!” exclaimed the
w ife, delighted. “ How much was it ?”
And that shameless man respond
“ Ten children.” — Lippincott's.
T h e W iadom Z of Quiet.
A b t s n t m in d e d .
More than.half a»century*of exist
ence lias tanght meSthat nrnjet of the
wrong and folly which darlien earth
is due to those wbo cannot,*“ possess
their eouls in quiet; that most of
the good which savos man'rtmd from
destruction comes of life.lliat is led
in thoughtful stillness. Efcery day
the world grows noisier. I for one
will have no part in that increasing
clamor, and, were it only "by my
silence, I confer a bocn on all.—
From the Private Papers of Henry
Ryecroft, by Oeorge Gissing.
Sir John Burden Sanderson was
notoriously absentminded. Of the
cycle of anecdote that gathered
around him much was fabricated.
The story of his boiling his watch
while holding an egg in his hand,
often related also of Newton, is in
La Bruyere’s “ Caracteres.”
there seems to be some foundation
for the suspicion that in his lab
oratory he once lunched on a frog
and was afterward found deeply
contemplating a sandwich.
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and evenings. Registration closes
April 15. F. K. Hubbard, Registrai
Armi. 18. 1914
P H y a .c m n a n d S u r g e o n
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T o o C a re le s »
F o r H im .
He was not what one inigjit call
"manly,” and she had suspected it,
so she tried it on :
“ If there were a war I presume
you would go to arms for yorar
“ No,” he said, “ I "shouldn't.like to
“ Whv not?” she asked.
“ Well,” he said, “ they are s o care
less in their shooting.”
H o tte n to t W om en.
Among the Hottentots women
a better position than they do
The Janitor — Mr. Beanbrougb,
the train announcer, just sent word anywhere else in Africa. "The mar
ried woman,” says one traveler,
he will not he able to work today.
Ticket Agent— la that so? What’a "reigns supreme mistres*. Her hus
band cannot without her permis
wrong with him ?
Janitor— His wife bought some sion take a bit of meat or a drop of
glue in a tube like tooth paste, end milk.” Generally “ thev rank much
now he can’t open his mouth.— above the average of the negro
* races.” — London Spectator.
O u t o f C o m m is s io n .
Manufacturers and Honuneekera who want to know the farts con
cerning Kails City and ita possihilitcs for future development are
requested to read the information given in these two columns. For
further and more particular information, address The News.
S alam . O re g o n
The city derive» it» name from the tails ol the Little Luckia-
mute River, which tlows through the city from the West.
The first »ale of town Iota occurred in IH89, though donation
land-claim seillurs rim e here many year» before ttiat date. In
1900 the population was 269; in 1910, 960; 1914, about 1,360.
Dr. A. G. Atwood
D E N T IS T
P h o n e 1031
T h e Lo ca ti on
F a l l a C it y , O r .
jf alls City Ibotcl
Full» City is situated in tin* south central part of Polk County,
Oregon, in section 21, township 8, « ., raugc 6.W.. WillametU mer
idian, 27 rail miles southwest of Salem, ami 73 rail miles south
west ol Portland, in the narrow western end of the Little Lucki-
•mute River valley, surrounded on the north, south, ami west by
the foothill« ol the Coast Rang- mountain«. Klovation, 8*6.38 ft
above sea level. Transportation— Salem, Falls City A* Western
Railroad, which extends from Salem to Black Rock, a rail
distance of 30 miles, with £. P. main line connections at Dallas,
Gerlinger, and Salem, uud with the Oregon Electric at Salem
Falls City is incorporated an a city, coutaina about 800 acre«,
valuation for taxation $252,000. The city administration in com
posed of mayor, seven councilman, auditor ond police judge, mar
shal, treasurer, engineer, health officer.
Salarir«: Marshal and
water superintendent, $60, auditor. $25; attorney, $25.
S a m p la R o o m s
B a i t A c c o m m o d a t io n *
F . D ro og o . P r o p r ie t o r
R A R H E R SHO PS
Bohle’s Barber Shops
W a t e r an d W o o d
The city <*l Falla City owns the gravity water system. Its first
coat was $30,000. I’ ure mountain w ater is piped from springs on
Judge Teal’s ranch, 3 miles away, at an elevation ol about 300
feet above city level.
Oak and fir fire wood is plentiful and cheap.
F a lla C it y , O r s g o n
Whtrc you c m <rl a Shave. Hair Cui. Balh
B l 11 .PINO CONTRACTOR
B u ild in g C o n t r a c t o r .
R e p a ir s
L u m b e r , Fruit, V e g e t a b l e s an d B e r r i e s
Electric-power planing and saw mill, log pond, dry kiln and
lumber yard in the city, luml>er ilium*, logging roads and logging
outfits, all owned and operated by the Falla City Lumber Co.
The surrounding bench and hill Innds are as well adapted to
the production of fruits and herrtea as any other section of tha
i’ucific Northwest, und development on these lines is going on.
CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS
Vegetables and berries of many kitills grow to perfection in
and adjoining Falls City, and ninny acres are planted to straw
berries and loganberries. Market conditions are improving stead
ily, as production is iuoreased.
Falls City, Ore.
Eile & Eiie
S c h o o l s , C h u r c h e s , S o ci et ie s, C l u b s
S to p a t E l l i s ’
Contractors and Builders
See us before you build.
We may save you money.
FalliiCity has a 12-grade school with a four-year high school
course, with principal, assistant, and eight grade teacheis. Its
diplomas are accepted by the higher schools in lieu of examina-
ationa. The entire community is justly proud of the school,
1 he Religious organizations are: Adventist, Catholic, Christian,
Free Methodist, Methodist Episcopal, German Lutheran.
G . L. H A W K I N S
M A R B LE
G R A N IT E
D a lla s ,
O re g o n
The Fraternal societies: Ind. Order of Oddfellows, Rebokahs,
Masons, Knights o f Pythias, Pythian Sisters, Modern Woodmen of
Ameriza, Royal Neighbors o f Amtrica, Woodmen of the World,
Women of Woodcraft.
Free reading room.
and get a dish o f the famous
M T . H O O D ICE C R E A M
Stop! Look! Listen!
© te g o n
M a tt h e w s , P r o p r ie t o r
Hold th e Train
for I must have some of
H A R R I N G T O N ’S
O V E R 68 Y E A R S '
E X P E R IE N C E
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C o e v R io H T * A c .
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Gem theatre, photoplay.
Hydro-electric light generated by the power of the falls: ow ned
by the Falls City Electric Co , W. B. Stevous president, II. C.
Brown vice-president and manager, A. W. Stevens secretary and
H O M E -M A D E CANDY
No one who has attempted to
estimate the age of the earth by
«cientific methods has arrived at a
result smaller than 50,000,000 years.
Above this the figures run up to
1,000,000,000, so every one is free
to take his choice, for when Mother
Earth has once owned up to 50,000,-
000 she can scarcely object to being
credited with a few hundred mil
* - ..... ——
Fruit and Berry Orchards
TravtU*« tu all (tu- Sial» t'ourla
A g e o f th e E a r t h .
Sultr II Kuril Uroyuian Hl.ly . phone r u
Office hours Daily, except Sun
day, 8 a.nr. to 6.30 p.m.
Mail arrives, from
Salem-Dallas, 9.35 a.m., 3:45 p.iu.
Blm k Red.. 1 00 p m
Mail closes, for
Salem, 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m.
Dallas, 9.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m.
Black Rock, 11.00 a.m.
Office hours: Sunday only, 9:30
to 10:30 a.m:
Mail arrives from Salem 9.85a.m.
Mail closes lor Salem 9:00 a.m.
Kit* ■ rive D m . 1. 1913.
I ka C. M eiihlinu , Postmaster.
Falls City, Polk Co., Or.
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Falls C'ty is well provided with the usual business enterprises.
The News contains the announcements of the following business
and professional men of the city :
Bakery, D. Toller,
Bank of Falls City, W. F. Nichols cashier.
Barber shops, Wm. Bohle.
Carpenters and Builders, File Ar File, S. Ouderkirk.
Clothier, Tailor and gents’ furnisher, Chas. Harlung.
Confectionery stores: B. L. Kllis, R. B. Harrington.
Drug store, M. L. Thompson.
Dentist, Dr. A. G. Atwood.
Department store, N. Selig.
Funeral director, R. L. Chapman.
Furniture, J. C. Talbott A Co.
General stores. N, Selig, F\ C. Lumber Co., F. C. Merc. Co.
Hardware store. J. C. T allott A Co,
Hotels: Falls City Hotel, Fritz Droege, owner and manager;
The Madena, Mrs. Mae Nichols, Mrs. Dennis, managers
Jewelry store. W. A. Persey.
Land company, Falls City Orchards Co.
Laundry, N. W. Crandell.
Newspaper, the Falls City News, C. W. Lee.
Photoplay theatre, the Gem, C. J. Pugh.
Physicians, Dr. W. B. Officer; Dr F. M. Hellwarth.
Pressing and cleaning parlor, I, A. Johnson.
Railroads, Halem, Falls City A Western, Southern Pacific.
Real estate agent, F. K. Hubbard Realty Co,
Restaurant, The Madena; Wm. Finley, owner.
Saloon«: Tno Oregon, C, W. Matthews; The Idaho, Cba*. Mix.