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merchants and help to
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FALLS CITY. OREGON, SATURDAY, AUGUST 8. 1914
News From Various
Parts Of The Country
Interesting News Clipped From Exchanges and
Gathered From Other Sources
TH R EE DIE IH FO REST
SALMON PICKLING HELD UP
FIR E H EA R DRAIR
War Stop« Shipment* to Germany:
Canning to Procoed.
elsewhere. A fte r the disciples of
Blackstone had pounded against!
the walls o f the prison for a time,
Mr. Kakin, incoming suspicious
that a jail delivery was about to
i>e perpetrated, hastened to the
scene and learned the dilemma in
which the men were. A fev*
moments later the Independence
attorneys were given their free
COURT N O W JN SESSION
TWO CRIMINALS PLEAD GUILTY, IN
MATES OF PENITENTIARY
Several Other* Injured end lumber
Astoria, Or., Aug. 4. The in
'Hie August, term of the circuit
ability to ship pickled salmon to court convened on Monday morrw
Germany on account o f the war is ing, Judge Webster
Dynamite H ast Causes Fire. Change the cause o f considerable worry siding. The time has been devot
among the local packers.
ed principally to hearing motions,
of Wind Traps Fire Fighters.
Three o f the cold-storage plants
stopped pickling today and during
Drain, Or., Aug. 4 .- Three men the balance o f the season the
lost their lives today in a forest great bulk o f the catch will go
fire which destroyed all the camp into cans.
equipment and three donkey en
gines o f the Leona Mills Lumber
ATTORNEYS ARE JAILED
Company, two miles west o f the
town o f Leona. The fire is still
raging and a large force o f men Independence Oisciples of Blackstono
are fighting it.
Incarcerated Within Bastilo Wall*.
The dead are John P. Durfee,
Albert Safley and George Hughes.
Hiram Applegate and several
others were badly burned.
The fire started from a log on
which two blasts o f dynamite had
been placed. One o f the charges
did not explode and the men were
afraid to approach the spot to
combat the fire until it had spread
The victims were caught when
the wind suddenly changed the
course of the fire, surrounding
Mr. Durfee is survived by a
w ife and two children, and Mr.
Hughes leaves a bride o f three
Attorneys Butler and Hurley of
Independence were incarcerated
in the Polk county hastile on Mon
day afternoon without offense
against the i>eace and dignity of
the people, or any one else. And
it was only through the efforts o f
Hort. Eakin that they were en
abled to make their get-away. It
all happened in this manner. Hav
ing clients in the county jail they
were admitted to consult with
them, the sheriff making his exit
and baring the door behind him,
as is his custom. Having conclud
ed their interview the attorneys
sought deliverance, but their cries
were unheard by Sheriff Grant,
who was temporarily engaged
demurers, and considering appli
cations for divorce. The petit
jury will convene today at 1
o’clock, when the new grand jury
will be draw'n and its work under
taken. Several indictments were
returned by the old grand jury,
and two offenders are now serv
ing time in the state penitentiary.
They are Roy Hilligus and Jim
McLean, the former having plead
ed guilty to breaking into a store
at Falls City, and the latter to
having attempted to pass a worth
less check at Independence. Hil
ligus was given an indeterminate
sentence o f from one to seven
years, and McLean from one to
five years. The latter appeared
to be anxious to go to the peniten
tiary where he could have the at
tention o f a physician for an ail
ment from which he is suffering.
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JACK JOHNSON WOULD WAR
Paris, Aug. 4.—Jack Johnson,
the pugilist, today handed over his
automobile to the government and
asked leave to enlist in the French
T ry a S a c k of
HIGH FLIGHT FLOUR
a n d w a t c h r e s u lt s
KNOWLS WRITES ALL
Woodsman Writes Mes
sage With Charred Wood
EUROPE MAY BE
INVOLVED IN WAR
German War Ships Bombard Towns In
Algeria. Germans Lose at Liege
Knowles Camp, Klamath Nat
ional Forest, via Grants Pass, Or.,
Aug. 4.—Charred wood taken
London, Aug. 6.—German war man ships as the latter were at
from his woodsmen’s fires was
Joe Knowles’ fountain pen used ships have destroyed some forti tempting apparently to flee from
by him in writing his 11th mes fied towns and places for the em English ships. The battle reports
barkation of French troops on the although meager, indicate a fur
ious engagement ensued before
o f Algeria.
The letter was written on a
the Panther sunk. The French
section o f green fir hark, which
vessels then easily took the Bres
had been peeled from the tree
lau and the disabled Goeben.
with a stone implement. Origin
The Breslau, while not so large
ally it was written on the smooth
did considerable damage
undersurface o f this bark with
o f Bona with shells.
Whatever Russian vessels are
While Knowles’ first letter was
French warriors off the coast o f j in the Bosporus on the other hand
written with charcoal from his
have captured the Ger are 1 Kittled up as Turkey closed
fire and was scratchy and hard
Goeben and Bresleau that port today.
to read, the one for the seventh
The capture o f the Belgian
the Panther. The
was written with smooth charcoal
frontier town o f Vise was effected
which had evidently been special
by German troops after an en
ly made for the purpose by char o f war in the German navy.
lasting several hours.
German Liner Taken,
ring green wood.
victors set fire to the
The British cruiser Amphion
The letter in its present state is
those o f the popula
not as originally found. Charcoal has sunk the Hamburg-American
them. The town
is the only material Mr. Knowles liner Koenigen Luise. The Luise
has or can have until he is some was fitted out for mine laying.
A t Hull the British authorities
what further along. Charcoal is,
however, not permanent enough have ordered the seizure o f a
to stand shipment or handling. number o f small German vessels.
A French warship has captured
The 11th letter was retouched by
gians delivered a vigorous counter
B. E. Lambert with ivory black the German steamer Porto, off
killing all the Germans
after it had been received in camp, Guernsey, Channel Islands. The
passed the forts.
examined and transliterated. In Porto plied between Hamburg
other words, Mr. Lambert traced and Portuguese ports and is a
over Mr. Knowles’ handwriting vessel o f 1800 tons.
Cables to Germany from impor
with a brush. It is quite imposs
ible to get these letters written in tant points have been cut and
charcoal out o f the woods in any Germany is now practically isolat
ed from the world. The cable to
‘ ‘ Now that we know that Mr. England, although it is not known
Several civilians have been shot
Knowles is likely to write with to have been cut, is useless from
Vise and the town has been
charcoal,” said Professor W ater the German standpoint.
man, “ we shall try to provide our
An official announcement says
selves with ‘fixitif,’ which will seized in the Black sea.
today that 17 Alsatians, while en
make the record permanent with
wrecked in the North Sea and a deavoring to cross into France,
out mokifying it.
o f 20 lost. An explosion in were captured by the Germans
Dr. Waterman and Professor
and summarily shot.
room was the cause.
Edwards started today to visit
According to the Neue Freie
Knowles in his home in the woods.
Presse, o f Vienna, a Russian aero
For just two weeks the man o f
plane, carrying a pilot and two
the forest has been alone except is supposed to be starting for a
Russian officers, was sighted on
when he has been by miners, and scene o f activity.
the Russo-German frontier near
G crm ais Lose in S o u t:.
now these special observers, who
Lemborg, an important military
were sent here to see how Know
The most violent o f ti c naval station o f Austria-Hnugary, and
les lived and made his weapons engagements occurred off the A l was fired on by Austrians. The
and instruments, are going into giers coast, at Bona, wh e the machine crashed to the ground
the woods to have him demon French vessels cornered the Ger- and the two officers were killed.
strate his work. Professor Ed
wards left a note for Joe two
loaded guns. T w elve big street
days ago, saying it was the in
arc lamps will arrive tomorrow
tention of the men to take photo
and will be placed on high pole3
graphs of his home and his work
about the kilns and machines.
and asking for an appointment.
“ A wire fence encircling the
machines and kilns will be charg
In all probability they will hear
ed with high voltage electricity
from him the next time he sends
sufficient to stand a man on his
a message to the outside world
head. W e expect much trouble-
and then they will go in.
The difficulties commenced last
l-ambert has discovered a pool
Trouble In California j ear when three deputy sheriffs
in a motor car were fired upon
in the Indian Creek which is
a woman killed by a stray
trampled on the bank in such a
bullet in the battle between the
manner as might be made by
Knowles’ sandals, and it appears communities, not prevalent in
probable that this is the spot this state, are revealed in a letter
T h e O ld est J u ry .
where has been catching his fish. from F'loyd South, a University
The oldest Greek poet has left us
o f Oregon Student, the son o f 0.
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a picture of what the jury was in
H. South,owner a f a 750 acre hop
his time. The primitive court is
A S t ra n g e C ustom .
and the question is “ guilty”
The Bnyanzi, who live along the
or “ not guilty.” The old men of tne
upper Kongo, have a strange cus tween Tahama and Red Bluff, to
community give their opinions in
tom which makes life a burden to friends in Eugene.
turn. The adjudicating democracy,
the married women. Brass rods are to his letter a semi-warfare ex
commons, standing round about,
welded into the great rings round
ists between the I. W. W. and
applaud the opinions which strike
the necks of the wives. Many of
them most, and the applause deter
these rings worn by the women the hopgrowers. Hoppicking is
mines the decision. Such was prob
whose husbands are well to do weigh about to begin and trouble is ex-
ably the earliest form of jury.
as much as thirty pounds, and this spected.
burden must be carried by the
‘ ‘The I. W. VV. are planning
wretched creatures ns long as they
big trouble for hoppicking here,”
Alden has reached the “ Why?”
writes Mr. South. ‘ ‘They have age. It isn’t always easy to answer
A T r u e H e ro in *.
several tons o f dynamite ready the whvs. One day he lay on the
"What is your idea of a heroine, and hav organized mobs to stop floor with his eyes shut.
“ Am I asleep, mother?” he asked.
John?” asked the wife of his boson work on every ranch until the
“ You know you aren’t,” said his
as she looked up from the novel she
man that got a life sentence last mother.
“ Well, I'm King down; my eyes
"A heroine, my dear,” answered year is released from ja il.”
“ We are guarding hoppicking are shut. Why ain’t I asleep?"'—
John, "is a woman who could talk
back, but doesn’t.” —Chicago News. machines night and day with Lippiucott’s.
HOP MEN PRE
PARE FOR WAR
All Goods and Prices Are Right
Falls City Lumber Co.