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FALLS CITY NEWS
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FALLS CITY. OREGON. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1914
VOL. XI
Less Legislation Demanded
ARIZONA ACTS PROCI AIMtD
From lb* Blue Mountain Regie.
The next plague
will be the Dry law ami Anti-Alian Labor Moasuro
meeting o f the legislature. This
is a meet uncomplimentary man­
ner in which to refer to the meet­
ing of that august body o f grave
and reverend senior but it is re­
ference couched in popular ver­
biage. Whether it is deserving o f
such reference is and may be a
matter o f difference in opinion.
Like the initiative law the legisla­
ture is an imperfect function of
government. In the main it ser­
ves the purpose; in detail it don’t.
Much o f the legislation ¡8 for con­
stituency. It represents the de­
mands o f a locality and that the
ends might be secured the means
are justified. The broader prin­
ciple of the greater good for the
greatest number is often lost sight
o f and localities are favored. O f
course in order to do this it too
often becomes necessary to effect
it with compromise and vicious
measures are made the law in
order to save the meritorious. One
Berious and well made criticism
directed at the initiative and re­
ferendum is the fact that it is
worked too hard. Too much leg­
islation is proposed and submitted
to the people and the same is a
situation that exists in the legisla­
ture. Often one thousand bills are
introduced in one session, and it is
a physical impossibility for a mem­
ber, however industrious and well
disposed to familiarize himself
with all o f the important matters
connected with the deluge o f ill
prepared legislation. What the
people should demand from all of
the' legislative function is less laws
but more carefully drawn and
more seriously considered. Local­
ity should be lost sight o f and
members should represent Oregon
and not some special county or
particular district.
Effoctivo January 1.
I’hoenix, Ariz., Dec. 14.—Gover­
nor George W. P. Hunt late today
proclaimed the measures carried
at the November election, includ­
ing the prohibition and the anti­
alien labor measures, effective
January 1, 1915.
The attack upon the dry law in
the form o f four separate applica­
tions for injunctions will be filed
in the Federal Court, probably to­
morrow at Tucson, v
The measure providing that 80
I»er cent o f the employes in all
businesses with five or more em­
ployed be Americans, has been
protested to the State Department
already by the British and Italian
Ambassadors upon the theory
that it violates treaty rights of
aliens.
47 miles wide along the Colorado
River.
Under)the Carey act the state
may take up 1,000,000 acres. The
plan is to construct an irrigation
system for the reclammation of
the land, with the labor of the un­
employed. 'Those who refuse work
for wages on the reclamation pro­
ject are to be treated as vaga
bonds and sent to the rockpile.
A fte r the development work has
been done the land would be open­
ed to settlers on time payments.
ADVERTISING PAYS PARSON.
In T w o Yoara Ho Marriod Ninety-tw o
Couple* at Paria. III.
Terro Haute. lad.—The Her. (1 B
Patera, pastor o f the Kind Christian
church o f Paris, til . deslrea the patron
age o f couples who go over the state
Hue from Terre iiaute to the lllluola
Grt-tuu Green
He Is hot diffident.
Therefore he haa written to a Terre
Haute uewapa|>er to bare It say:
“ Parts has a eure enough marrying
pursou-tbe I lev H. U. Cetera o f that
city baa qualified
In I omi Ilian two
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years be baa married ninety two eon
plea, o f whom twenty-two couples were
from Indlaua. The Kind Christian
ebureb o f Parta Is a large organ ¡/.a lion
California Commission Would Use o f over I.20U members. The churrb 1«
located one block from the public
Labor to Reclaim Vast Area.
square and within a half block o f the
luterurban station. The parson baa an
office In the churrb and Is ready to
San Francisco, Dec. 14. —With
meet the young people at all hours, i f
the double end in view o f provid­ l>cople are determined to leave Indiana
ing for the unemployed and o f de­ to get married they can do uu better
veloping the resources o f the state, thau strike tor Purls and look up the
marrying parson.”
HEROIC ZOUAVE
SAVED A BRIDGE
ARE YOU D O IN G Y O U R
C H R IS TM A S SHOPPING?
What will make a better Christmas present than a pair
o f shoes or slippers? We have men’ s dress shoes, regular
$5 line for <4.50. Woman’s patent leather and gun metal
shoes. For the next two weeks we will make special prices
on men’s slippers and womens felt slippers and moccasins.
All goods and prices right.
MRS. E. FORSHEY.
Quarterly Collection of Taxes
Lower Taxes and Cheaper Lands
Reform in collection o f taxes
was an issue in the late campaign
and general sentiment favored
quarterly collection o f taxes.
This plan has much to commend
it, and if it coupled with a proper
arrangement in regard to penal­
ties is considered ideal.
Taxes becoming due every three
months if not paid when due should
bear the same rate o f interest the
county and state pay.
That would be six percent, and
there is not a good reason why the
citizen should pay a higher rate
than the county collects.
On this plan any taxpayer who
did not see fit to pay taxes when
the first quarter was due would
pay six percent on that quarter.
The same with each quarter’s
taxes not paid when due, and
then a final penalty should be add­
ed when the taxes become delin­
quent.
The final penalty should be suf­
ficient to cover cost o f advertising
the property and cost o f collection
added to that.
The people are opposed, it seems
to rebates and excessive rates of
interest or excessive and unneces­
sary penalties.
It is acknowledged bv all who
are anxious for the development
o f the state that the problem is to
get more people upon the land. To
accomplish this more industries,
lower taxes and cheaper lands are
the great essentials.
Few persons realize how slowly
the lands o f Oregon are settling
up, until they look the facts
squarely in the face, and remem­
ber that 67 per cent o f the area of
Oregon is government owned and
controlled land.
The census o f 1910 shows that
while the cities and towns increas­
ed in population in ten years 213,-
160, the rural territory increased
in ten years only 46,069, or about
3,607 per year added to the farm­
ing population.
During the ten years from 1900
to 1910 Portland increased in popu­
lation 116,788, while all other cities
and towns increased only 96,372,
and it must be remembered a
great deal of the gain o f cities and
towns was from the country.
The reports sent out by the State
I-abor Commissioner that Oregon
has 800,000 population are mis­
leading and not based upon real
development o f the lands which
are largely government owned
and not open to settlement.
HIGH COST
j.4" H -H -l“H -H “HH-H "l"H "H -4H "H -H ' 1 M i l H I I U I H I I I I I t I I I H - •
Gait His Lid to Foli German |
Rasa In Belgium
HIS BODY HOT IDENTIFIED.
Sound Am id Many Other Deed After
French Victory— Corroepondente Toll
Many Unusual Stories of Ineidsnte
on Firing Linos— Raid on London by
A ir le German Flan.
Parle.—A note appended to a recent
official statement from tbe war office
tells o f one o f the many side tragedies
and heroic deeds o f tbe wsr.
I d Belgium a few days ago, the note
says, s Gerinnu column marched on Orl
Gracbter bridge, forcing before It a
group o f Kreuch zouaves wbo bad been
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VALUES FOR MERRY XMAS
AND HAPPY NEW YEAR
WE CAN LOOK EVERYBODY. WHO HAS DEALT
WITH US. STRAIGHT IN THE FACE. WE HAUE
TREATED THEM HONESTLY. WE HAUE CIUEN
QUALITY GOODS FOR AS LOW A PRICE AS QUAL­
ITY MERCHANDISE CAN BE SOLD FOR.
WE SHALL BID FOR YOUR TRADE NEXT YEAR
WITH THE SAME METHODS WE HAUE ALWAYS
USED.
WE THANK OUR OLD CUSTOMERS FOR THE
BUSINESS THEY HAUE GIVEN US. WE INVITE
THOSE WHO HAUE NOT GIVEN US THEIR TRADE
TO TRY OUR STORE.
WORK FOR IDLE PLANNED
the California Conservation Com­
mission decided here today to un­
dertake an immediate reconnais­
sance of 3,000,090 acres o f land
along the Colorado River in San
Bernardino, Riverside and Imper­
ial counties, now held by the Fed­
eral Government.
The reconnaissance is to be com­
pleted before the Legislature ad­
journs and a report to the Legisla­
ture is to be made. Roughly
speaking, the land extends south­
ward about 80 miles from a point
north o f Needles in a strip about
No. 16
OF EDUCATION.
Doubles In Tw elve Years In Minneapo­
lis School«.
Minneapolis.—It coat $38.81 |»er pu­
pil for elemeutary education In Min
ueapolls public schools In 1914. ns com
psred wltb $18.30 In 1902. uud tin
high school cost per pupil lu the same
period has mounted from $3.8.42 to
$72.09. These comparisons have been
made by Miss Katherine IIrazee, sec
rctary to School Superintendent K. K
Spaulding.
The cost o f best, light and upkeep
o f buildings Is not included In these
figures. In 1902 there w A f Ct build
lugs In use. 900 teachers and 39.082
pupils, as compared with 71 buildings.
1,423 teachers and 49.107 pupils en
rolled In 1914. The wider range of
courses and the care given defective
cblldreu are given us causes for the
Increased coat.
O U R B IG S A L E
Is still going on g ivin g you unexcelled j
opportunities for purchasing your w inter jj
supplies at reduced prices.
i Wishing You A Merry Christmas,
S E L I G ’S .
T¡ 1 I 'I-M - M - I I I I I 11"M - 1 I I I 1
PRACTICES LAW AT 85.
® 1914. by A m e ric a n P r e s * A ssocia tion .
A
BEJ.lt (AM VIKING ON GERMANS FROM
Minnesota Man Attends to AM Details
BEHIND A THEE.
of H it Legal Businass.
Itocbester, Minn.-Charles O. Wilsou, takeu prisoners. The Krench trenches
dean o f the Olmsted county bar, cele­ ceased tiring after the Hermans bad
brated his eighty fifth birthday re­ forced the zouaves to cry out “ Cease
Bring!”
cently.
When tbe zouaves were very near
Mr. Wilson dally gives personal at­
tention to a lucrative law practice, ibe bridge, however, one o f them yell­
attendtug to nil o f the detnlls himself. ed out lu a commanding voice, “ Open
His legnl talent was recognized by the Are, nom de Dteu!"
Involuntarily the French trenches
state In 1892, when he was appointed
official reporter o f the decisions o f the opened n volley nt the command. The
supreme court. He reslgued In 1890. result was that every zouave was kill
when the legislature reduced the sal­ ed. and all the Germans were finished
off with mitrailleuse. The Krench then
ary from $3.600 to $2.000 a yenr.
Mr. Wilson has never been an office- took the bridge.
The name o f the Krench hero wbo
seeker, but has devoted his time to the
gave the command to fire remains un
practice o f hie profession
kuown. There was nothing from which
be could be identified in the heap of
bodies on tbe bridge.
COW EATS “ FRUIT” ON HAT.
Mauy other touching stories arc told
by correspondents.
Knocks Woman Down and Injures Her
In a diary found on a dead German
to Qet Ornament*.
officer at Dixmuda appears this de
Peck ham, Colo.—The fondness o f the scriptlon o f the horrors o f war:
family cow for fruit came near caus­
"M an Is becoming a beast There Is
ing Mrs. Paris Cogburn serious Injury uo respite from the roar o f the guns
and resulted in the destruction of a We continue to shoot, starve and die.
tine new hat and Its ornamental trim
One of our pontoons across the Vser
luiugs.
has been destroyed, and that means a
The cow saw the fruit on the hat more horrible Inferno thnn ever.
Just as the womnn left the bouse and
“ On every side ore the dead and dy
started for It. She knocked Mrs. Cog
Ing. Our colonel and major—Indeed,
burn dowD and stepped on her hip three-fourths o f our battalion—wo
while sho munched the bat.
have left on the bloody field. More­
Help arrived, and the woman was over, the confusion o f the units Is un
taken Into the house, where medical believable.
nasistance was summoned. She bad a
“ A regtmenL battalion or company
deep gash In her blp
no longer exists. AM Is now debris.
We Just wander about and have noth
English W alnut Record.
tug to do hut make targets for tbe
Galt, Cal.—On the farm of Alfred C. enemy. Tbe whole thing Is Impossi­
North at Valley Oaks a young Kng ble, but the only order we hear from
ilsh walnut orchard bolds a record our base is, ‘Go o n f ”
which many o f the old settlers claim
Russia's soldiers take a sporting de­
to be the most remarkable in the slate
light In battle. They carry this qual
Last March North put out forty acres Ity so far that they sometimes embar
o f young walnut trees.
By actual rass their officers.
measurement recently It was found
Cossacks chafe for action.
When
that n number of the trees stand they can't have action they senreb for
twelve feet high, showing a growth Imitations and sport During n recent
of ten feet In seven months. A large lull songs were sung, races run and Im­
acreage In this vicinity Is being plant­ aginary Turks' beads pierced by wild­
ed to this variety o f walnut.
ly charging horsemen. The Austrians
fired and killed the pony o f a Cossack
jockey who was three yards from the
winning post. The Jockey rose and
by a terrific exertlou o f will dragged
bis pouy past the winning |iost He
was declared the winner.
Bank Clerk Kills Three Dears.
Wenvervllle, Cal.—Three hears were
killed within five miles o f here In one
day by Van B Young, hank clerk,
who was out hunting nlone with two
dogs. He came upon a mother and
her cubs. The mother was dispatched
quickly, but the cubs put up a strenu­
ous fight before they were finally kill­
ed. This Is more single handed bear
killing than any other local hunter has
heard of
MOTOR ARTILLERY
TO SPEED UP WAR
I M I I-l-l-I- l I H i l -H -M - I- H -H
undoubtedly this system of self pro-
peled vehicle could have been brought
to a stage at which Ms practicability
would have becu recoguized through­
out tbe world today.
“ As It is, since 1S78 be has been
perfecting bis machinery every year
and got it to an extraordinary stage
before the war broke out. Some o f
tbe heavy machines that the Germans
are using reveal, moreover, that they
have not been slow to study bis in­
genious scheme whereby n self pro­
pelled road vehicle can also he made
to break across country, over plowed
fields or any other surface that It may
he necessary to negotiate.
“ In Belgium the Geriunus have been
using heavy motor tractors with wired
wheels In front, designed to Insure
steering way when going through
slime, in that whichever way they
tend to slide they must presently dig
themselves In deeper laterally. The
rear driving wheels are really a vari­
ant o f another British Idea evolved In
some o f the motor sledges tbnt were
taken with Captain Scott on his antarc­
tic expedition.“
Tractors Carrying Big Guns COAST OF ENGLAND
Not Daunted by Bad Roads.
RAIDED DV CERNAIS
London.—That motor artillery may
be used by the belligerents before the
present war ts over Is the conclusion
of an automobile expert expressed lu
an article publlsed here.
He bases
this Idea on tbe success of motor
transport over broken country.
Ap
proving tbe phrase “ This is a motor
war,” he says:
“ One of the most Interesting phns
ee. In face o f future developments of
automoblllsm foi military purposes, ts
those vehicles which have becu de
signed and which are lieiug used fur
breaklug across country where roads
do not exist or where surfaces are
exceedingly bad. In this connection
tome extraordinarily lugculous pioneer
work baa been done In this couutry.
notably the Dtplock Pedrnil.
If tbe
Inventor had received more support
i Four Otties Bombarded and Muck
Damage Dona.
ENGLAND TERRORIZED BY RAID
London. Dec. 16.-F o u r towns
on the English coast were bom­
barded by a German cruiser fleet
today. Scarborough, Whitby and
Seaton Carew, North sea ports,
were each in turn visited by ves­
sels of the German fleet Build­
ings were shelled, and many kill­
ed and wounded. The Germans
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