T hk N e w * HtandH for a greater anti bettor Fall» ( -ity all the time FALLS eiTY NEWS Buy all goods o f home merchants and help to make Falls City greater FALLS C ITY. OREGON, SATU KD AY. JU LY 11. 1914 VOL. X News From Various Parts Of The Country t r a f f i c w a it s o n P ta d lc lo a B u i i a t t t D ALLAS W ILL G E T COIN HEN « 1 t i a n d i u l l W hile Lay* f i t L e ftis m COUNTY COURT NEVER REFUSED TO PAY TAX M ONEY. With Pendleton, Or.. July 8. a score o f persons looking on and making facetiouu remarks, a little: 1 He seims to he avoiding the Buff Leghorn today calmly seat- ‘ C H EM IS T’ IS IMPOSTOR | I larger hotels, "w ork in g" the smal 1 ed herself on the pavement under ler reitaurauts and lunch counters the car o f Dr. R. E Kingo, on I Main Street, and laid an egg. Hotel and Restaurant Men are Warn I principally. Where she came from or ed Against “ Expert.” whither she went is not known, but she nearly tied up traffic on I? a well drestuul you nu man of IN D E P E N D E N C E HAS the busiest part o f Pendleton’s ••hurt stature and rather pulmp A N O T H ER FIR E street for ten minutes. build, I i / o w i i eyes and hair, __ - . a s . —. ■ ■— smoothly ahav*m and fluent of M u t lo In Battls. ••peech, calls at your place of busi A barn belonging to A. Nelson, Tim first use of field music of ness, Mr. Boniface or Mr. K»-s- just northwest of the city limits, j taurater. and telle you he is a chcmLt employud by the Depart ment of Agriculture, watch out. United Mates PDtrict Attorney Keamea baa bad several com plaints regarding aucli u person, who seems to be working north form Southern Oregon. If you listen longer than his opening retnurks he \v■ 11 tell you that h» nnd other Government chemists are traveling over the country t<» assist in the enforce ment of ttw pure food law. lie w ill say further that the Oov- ernment is having great difficulty in enforcing this law and that lie has been sent out to leach restaur ant and hotelkeepers how to make pure baking powders, flavoring e x tracts and other liko articles, so they w ill not have to buy front ‘ 'dishonest manufacturers "B u t ti.e department has to pay me $450 per month," he w ill glibly proceed, "and to get some of the money back I have been instruct ed to collect a fee o f $10 from each person tc whom 1 give these valu able receipts." If you refuse he may offer to let you have thertceipts lor $5. and if you ask for his credentials he will tell you that government e x perts never carry them. was d 'itro y e d by fire early W ed nesday morning. It is said that defec tive wiring caused tlie (ire and before help arrived the building was u total loss. A sum 11 barn next to the large oue caught on the roof, but a bucket htgiade w u formed and saved moat of it. Although the buildings were just outside the city limits, the tire de partment was unable to accomp lish anything as the nearest hy drant was too far away to he reached. The total loss was near I12B0, with $601 insurance. which we have absolutely authentic information was at the buttle of Bouvines, that village of French Flanders where the French won three victories, Philip Augustus de feating Otto IV. of Germany there in 1214, Philip of Valois defeating the English there in 1340, while in 1794 the French defeated the Aus trians at the same place. It was at Bouvines in 1214 that trumpets sounded the signal for the victori ous French charge, the first au thentic instance of a command giv en by a trumpet call. C h a n g id t h * T ig s r . On the overthrow of the mon archy of Louis Philippe a Sunday crowd visited the Jardin des Plantes and was amazed to find the fine specimen of the Bengal tiger still Ed Stringer had a narrow escape bearing the label of “ Le Tigre Roy from death Wednesday morning al.” Nothing would serve the furi while raking hay on the ranch of ous crowd but that at once on the spot the authorities should change Mr«. J. H. Burton, one mile below the name to “ Le Tigre National,’’ Independence. and they did.— London Academy. The harness broke on one of the W a s h in g t o n ’s Estate. horses and the animal began to When he died Washington pos kick, frightening the other horse sessed, including the land brought into m i ning away. On crossing him by his wife and the Mount V er a dead furrow, Mr. Stringer was non estate, more than 74,000 acres thrown beneath the rake and, as And this did not include his city he fell was kicked above the left property. He was indeed a landlord eye by one of the horses. He was on a large smtle. Besides the lands he held personally Washington was taken to Independence in an auto partner in various land companies, mobile by Miss Florence Button, tiiough none of these appear to to have his wounds dressed. have survived the Re.olution. Kicked By A Horse Try a Sack of HIGH FLIGHT FLOUR and watch results Simply Wanted to Understand Legal Status, Which Is Given By Countv Attorney. "T h e county court has never refused to pay to the city o f Dal las the money collected from road tax, and it will get every cent due it as soon as it is collected," said County Attorney Sibley when asked about the talked o f action on the part o f the city to compel Polk county to relinquish. "H a lf o f the road tax money col lected was paid over to Dallas some time ago, and the present session o f the court will probably issue an order for the balance,” concluded the attorney. The city recorder made a de mand upon the court a fortnight since for the money, the council having instructed him to do so, and in case the balance due was not forthcoming purposed insti tuting legal proceedings to re cover it. The court was in some doubt as to whether or not the aggregate amount collected should be turned over, or only 50 per cent thereof, as with other road districts within the county, but acting on Mr. Sibley’s opinion in the matter the whole sum will be paid. The court did not re fuse to disgorge, but simply wanted to know where it was at. — Dallas Observer. Falls City will benefit by this order to the amount o f about $700, which will assist material ly in putting the streets in good condition. AT L iv e a n d Laarn. Among the words given out for analysis recently by a district school teacher was “banknote.” The in structor's astonishment may be im agined when one male pupU turned in the following unique paper: “ Bank-note is a compound, primi tive word, composed of ‘bank’ and ‘note.’ ‘Bank* is a simple word meaning the side of a stream; ‘ note,’ to set down. ‘Bank-note,’ to set down by the side of a stream.” A Gentleman having lent a Guinea, for two or three Days, to a Person whose Promises he had not much Faith in, was very much sur priz’d to find he very punctually kept his Word with him; the same Gentleman being sometime after de sirous of borrowing the like Sum. No, said the other, you have de ceived me once, and 1 am resolved you shan’t do it a second Time.— jo e Miller’s Jest Book, 1739. ------ The Itemizer Changes Hands • Falls City Lumber Co. STORE Falls City Entertained The . . . . . . 02277272 Great Crowds of Pleasure Seekers Gathered in Our Beautiful City to Celebrate— Everybody Contributed to the Enjoyment of Others. A Delightful Day. July 4th was ar. ideal day at The streets were packed from Falls City. Hazy clouds shaded the postoffice to Selig’s store the sun giving a delightfully cool with people eager to see the fun. atmosphere. Visitors began to Many climbed on porches and in arrive early. Some by wagon, trees in order to be above the carriage, autos and some on foot crowds and see the games. and horseback. Long before the Prizes awarded as follows: time arranged for the program 100 yard dash— to commence the city was crowd 1st prize. J. E. Simkin, ed with merry pleasure seekers. 2d prize, Wm. Grayum The Dallas band furnished excel-1 100 yard dash — lent music on Main street from j Boys under 16, 9:30 to 10:30 and and then pro 1st prize, G. Buell, ceeded to the city park where 2d prize, C. Jone3. the main program was rendered. Potato Race— Mrs. Jessie Moyer had charge 1st prize, Ruth Gottfried o f the exercises at the park. 2d prize, Geneivia Treat. Invocation by Rev. E. A. La-1 Girls Race— Dow. 1st prize, Ruth Gottfried Address o f Welcome by Mayor 2d prize, Lorena Treat. F. K. Hubbard. Boys Sack Race— Reading the Declaration o f In 1st prize. C. Buell, dependence by Hon. H. G. 2d prize, C. Bowman. Strayer. Pony R a c e - Solo by Miss Mabel Sheppard. Prize, Wilbur Davis. Duett by Misses Sheppard. Free for all pony race— Attorney D ’ Arcy o f Salem was Prize, Dick Gage. the speaker o f the day and made Bull ring for men— an interesting and instructive Prize,“ Jim Laurk. talk on the struggles o f the Bull ring for boys— heroes o f 1776. Prize, Geo. Ouderkirk. The ball game at 1:30 between The program wound up with a Falls City and Lincoln was,an dance at Wagner hall. interesting feature and resulted The day passed off v ery pleas in a victory for Falls City 10 to antly with but few things to mar the pleasure o f the occasion. It Fishing Party 6 . is said that it was the largest A t 4:00 the various sports A party consisting o f Mr. and crowd ever assembled in F'alls scheduled for this time were Mrs. J. G. McIntosh, Mr. and City. pulled off on North Main street. Mrs. A. D. Davidson, Mrs. S. L. Hedges, Mrs. Susan Jones and placed on the roll o f honor for hav Miss Grace Jones went to Falls REPORT O F SCHOOLS ing made no tardies during the City last Sunday and had a picnic dinner on the hanks o f the Luck- Of Polk Coanty for the School Month Ending month: Zena. Bridgeport. Bethel. Perrydale, Gooseneck, Oakpoint, Ell- iamute.— Independence Monitor. June 12th, 1914. kins. Beuna Vista. Harmony,Pioneer, When people want to have a Number o f schools report Highland, Valley Junction. good time (hey always come to ing correctly on time - 29 The following schools are now Number o f schools not re Falls City. standard: Beuna Vista, North Dallas, A n A n c ia n t Jeat. All Goods and Prices Are Right No. 45 » --- A fte r forty years o f continuous service in the newspaper busi ness, Mr. V. P. Fiske has this week leased The Item izer to M. L. Boyd and J. E. Bloom, and will hereafter devote his entire attention to the postoffice. The Observer welcomes Messrs. Boyd and Bloom, and hopes and trusts that they will profit by their new venture.— Dallas Observer. The News extends the glad hand to the boys wishing them success. porting on time - - 0 Number of pupils remain ing at time o f last report 1856 Number of pupils registered new during the month - 1 Number of pupils registered secondary during month - Number o f pupils re-admit ted during month - - 66 Total number o f pupils on register during the month 1923 Number of pupils dropped during the month - - 155 Total number o f pupils on register at time of this report - - 1768 Number o f days taught dur ing the month - - 11.7 Whole number o f days attendance - - 278585 Whole number of days absence - 2710.5 Whole number o f times late 230 Number o f pupils neither absent or late - - 1073 Average number o f pupils belonging - - 2484.52 Average daily attendance 2381.06 Per cent of attendance 95.8 Number o f visits by parents 109 Number o f visits by mem bers of the school board 32 The following schools have been placed on the roll o f honor for hav ing made 95 in attendance or over. Zena. Dallas. Bridgeport, Valley View, Monmouth High School. Mon mouth Public School, Airlie, Bethel, Perrydale, Oakpoint, Elkins, Inde pendence, Beuna Vista, Spring Val ley, North Dallas, Suver, Falls City, Pioneer, Highland. Maple Grove. Valley Junction. Broadmead. The following schools have been Dallas, Zena, Orchard's View, Lin coln. Oakhurst. Antioch, Fir Grove, McCoy. Gutherie, Orchards. Airlie, Mountainview, Red Prairie, Enter prise. Fern. Lewisville, Ward.Broad mead, Suver. West Salem. Popcorn, Oakdale, Salt Creek, Bridgeport, Perrydale, Highland. Buell, Rick- reall. Brush College, Pioneer, Cock- ran, Elkins, Montgomery, Mon mouth Public School, Polk Station, Valley Junction, Butler, Fairview, Peedee, Cherry Grove, Hopville, Bethel, Liberty, Dallas, Valley View, Parkers, Oakpoint. Black Rock, Dal las High School. Yours respectfully, H. C. S eymour . Could Not Show The moving pictures o f local scenes during the race meet and Moose carnival were not shown as advertised, for the reason that the Commercial club discovered at the last minute that they would be obliged to pay a license fee o f fifty dollars for one day’ s exhibi tion. The city ordinances call for a license fee o f this amount for one year and city officials did not believe that they could grant, a license for a shorter period. A large crowd would have seen the pictures had they been exhibited and it is to be regretted that the laws o f the city are such as to bar a “ home talent” exhibition, the receipts o f which would have gone to the city itself.— Inde pendence Monitor.