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FALLS CITY NEWS
FALLS CITY. OREGON, SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 1915
SUEZ MOST VITAL
TO GREAT BRITAIN
Protectorate Over Egypt Form
ed to Safegoird Canal
FEAR OF OTTOMAN ATTACK.
P ro p .r D . l . n . i v . M . a . u r . i C ould Not
B . M ado W h ile T u rk e y H old Thao-
P h a rao h 's
L a n d — N ow G overnor H a s tho T ills
I-oDdon. — "L on g lira Sultan Uus-
aelu!'' Such ts the crjr which la re
which Knglnud has now declared a
protectorate, giving her a freer hand
In safeguarding the Hue* canal, upou
which the eilstence o f her vast empire
so greatly depend*
The naming o f liussvlu n* aultMU end*
the 400-yesrold connection between
Turkey and Kgypt. The new ruler I*
an uncle o f the deponed khedlve, Abba*
llllm l, who ha* mode common cauae
with the enetnlea o f tho British empire.
The Hues canal bna tieeu described
aa the moat vulnerable point In the
British empire. It Is Kuglaud's chief
lino o f communication with Australia,
with India and with other British de
pendencies In the eu*t. uot counting
Its value In the relations with Japan.
Slightly less than 100 miles In length,
the Hues canal la even more liu|*ortant
to Great Britain than U the Panama
canal to tha United States.
In any plan o f war between Turkey
aud Great Britnlu the Hue* canal
courue o f construct loll.
raarrhed troops from Akabnh to Tnba.
on the gulf o f Akabab. at once.
Great Britain culled upon him to
evacuate Tuba on the ground that It
a «a Egyptian territory aud finally
forced hlin to conaeut lo the fixing of
the boundary line so (lint It should
run from Kl Bufa, on the Med it erra
nomi to a |wlnt oil the gulf o f Aknliah,
at least three miles east of the town
o f Akubub. Since then the |>o*lt|on of
Grant Britain baa luteo even more dell
ente, mid It has been obviously Itn
possible to propose ngulu to fortify
Egyptian territory against nn Invasion
which could conic only from Turkey,
the stirerà I n o f Kgypt.
MOTHER PLODS FAR TO CAMP
T ru d g e s W ea ry M ile s to B rin g Cioir.ec
to H er Soldier Son.
V ienna.-A story o f a mother's love
for her soldier sou Is published iu the
Neue Frele Urease. A farmer'* old
w ife suddenly apiieured lu one o f I be
divisions o f troofai near the Hervlau
frontier after many days of weury
walking from Hsegedln uloug roads
flooded with the rain o f many weeks.
She explained that she hud made the
trip In order to bring warm woolen
clothing for winter to her eighteen-
year-old sou, a volunteer lu n llungar-
rlan Infantry regiment. She wanted
to muke sure that he received the
Tbc woman explained that she had
been stopped countless times, but tbut
Invariably she found good hearted sol
liters who forwarded her from regl
mint to regiment.
tbc regiment lu which her son was
serving, she wua stopped by the guard.
Her prayers Anally brought her before
the commanding officer, who, touched
by this evidence of mother love, seut
for the young soldier. The nsac-mbled
officers loaded the woman down with
Then, satlsAed, abe returned
lo Dio Insistence of Ills friends that he
cornu home, but *tr»|>|u*d the il|>|>«r
purl o f his arm to bis body sud hunted
all week, lie walked six miles tu the
nearest settlement und was brought
home, a distance o f forty miles, by Au
tomobile The arm was reset, and he
la little «'orse for the ex|>etience.
CURFEW FOR “CARD FIENDS.”
It S trik e s at M id n ig h t In M u n cis, W h en
C ig a r Store* Close.
Munc-le, Ind Because o f the com
plaint by wives nnd mothers tbut bus-
hands slid sous were being kept out
ton late at night by the fascination o f
playing rbum nnd other card gumes In
cigar stores the police have Issued or
der* that »IF cigar store* in this elty
must close their doors at midnight.
The owners o f these places have
compiled willingly, most o f them say
ing that they weleome the opportunity
to get sway from their places o f busi
ness at a reasonable hour instead o f
having to sitetid the night entertaining
WAR STORIES KEEP ARRIVING
E ve ry D a y the C ab le and M a il B rin g
T ale * F rom
E ure pe 's Battlefield*.
Senegalese H a d Frozen T ee s A m p u
tated W ith o u t E ve n e G roan — A K in g
Cheer up, brother! The United
States has enough ammunition for
its coast defense guns to fight a
cattle o f an hour’s duration. And
many things might be accomplish
ed in an hour.
WE WANT TO SELL YOU SHOES AND HOSE
FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY JUST ONE SEASON.
AFTER THAT OUR SHOES AND HOSE WILL SELL
THEMSELVES TO YOU.
OUR SHOES FIT: THEY LOOK RIGHT AND SAT-
ISFY. SO 00 OUR HOSE.
D U R IN G
On Walk to California Their
Gantaen Springs a Leak.
London’s Auxiliary Force Will
G in Mostly For M i l i t a
Bellefonte. Ua.—Isaac Miller, seventy-
four years old. a member o f n Belle
fonte hunting party out on the Alleghe
nies after deer, fel, off a box In the
hunters' tent and dislocated his left
shoulder. So eager wns be to get a
shot at a deer that he refnaed to listen
6uriuan Officer Fell Between
Trendies; Kept Diary.
GIRLS NEARLY DIE OF
THIRST IN 816 DESERT
M an , 8 *v *n ty -fo u r, Keeps A fte r a Deer
F or a W eek A fte r Accident.
LAY NINE DAYS ON
New York.—8trnnge stories keep com
ing from the battle front In Europe.
Tragic tales o f heroism and death are
so numerous that only the most strik
ing can ever be printed.
Censor Opened Prince's M ail.
London. —When the I ’rinec o f Wales some that have Just reached this coun
sent two long letters to his mother de try:
A correspondent o f the London Dally
scribing tils experience« at the front
they were opened by Ilia* censor In the Chronicle In Flanders telegraphs the
tame manner as those of ordinary sol following:
"The Germans had been attacked
and driven back during a certain en-
Cbesanlug. Mich.—According to let
ters received by C'besaning friends
from Misses Murle aud Kittle Bible-
MAN’S LEG FOUND IN SHARK. ritz, the girls bad u narrow escape
from death by thirst while crossing
g k o i on Foot Identified as B e lon gin g
the Nevada desert. They left Saginaw
to M io sin g C aptain.
last spring to walk to the coast and
Uenuacola. F la .-A man4* leg was are now In San Francisco, having
found In the stomach o f a shark caught completed the Journey successfully.
In the ocean near here and brought to
At the point where they crossed the
laud by the Austrian steamer Lucia. desert It was fifteen miles betweeu bu- I
All the flesh bad been digested, leaving mnn habitations. When they were five !
the tames o f the thigh und calf bare, miles ou their way they discovered '
with the knee joint still Intact, except that their only canteen had sprung a
on the foot, which was covered by n leak and that there was very little
water left. They drank this and then
This shoe was examined by a dealer hastened their pace. It was a race
mid Identlllcd ns one of u pair he sold
a short time ago to Captiym Bisneck o f
Very soon their tongues swelled up
the fishing smack Algoum. who was
from lack o f water and their faces
[ drowned about tw o weeks before.
turned purple. It was Intensely hot,
The skipper and a member o f his
with no shelter o f any kind. Several
crew were in a small bout trying to
times one or the other, exhausted, was
make a lundlng near the navy yard
ready to give up aud lie down beneath
afisr their smack had been anchored
the blazlug sun, but they struggled on.
for the night, when the bout was over
“ I f the courage o f both o f us had
turned. Captain Bisneck was never
given out at the same time we surely
seen again, although the tugs aud
would have died there," said one of
pilot* on duty at the entrances o f tho
harbor kept a close lookout for bis
As they were staggering along, dazed
body. The shark In which the left
nnd half blinded, tho building which
was found wns tw elve mid one-half
houses n pool In the desert wns dis
covered on the horizon. Their strength
wns almost spent, blit they reached the
spring, crawling the last few rods on
their band« and knees. They were too
Inexperienced to drink sparingly, and
overindulgence almost completed the
Photo of canul <0 by Illustrations bureau
work which privation began. They
BOATS IN SUEZ CANAL AND DBI'OSBD KHK-
finally managed to reach a tittle town
DIVB O r EGYPT.
on the edge o f the desert and there
would naturally lie the Oral object of
spent the night.
attack by the Ottomau army. For n
tong time the porte has been preparing
AIR CRAFT TEST LABORATORY.
fo r such n move.
Many years ago on agitation was tie-
Second of Its K in d and M o st Elaborate
gun to have the canal adequately pre
Opened In B a y State.
pared sgulnat on Invasion. It was pro
London.—Conditions Incidental to the
B oston .-A t the Massachusetts In
posed to put the province o f Kl Arinin 1 war tn this city have resulted In the
stitute o f Technology a new aero
comprising the desert o f Tib and the formation o f a new police auxiliary
dynamic laboratory, second o f Its kind
peninsula o f Hlnal. In a state of de force o f women, known as the wo
in thia country, has been opened. Its
fense In order to prevont Injury to the men's police volunteers, who will soon
equipment for testing aeronautic de
canal by nn enemy.
become familiar sights in the streets vices and models o f air craft la said to
The difficulty lu the way o f a renllan
be the most elaborate in the United
tlou o f this plan has b"eti the fact
Dressed In ueat blue uniforms, they States. The government baa assigned
that Kgypt has been until uow a theo have already begun their duties, which
Assistant Naval Constructor Jerome
retical dependency o f the Ottoman em are at present concerned mostly with
C. Ilunsaker to duty as superintendent
pire. the khedlve ranking at Stamboul the welfare o f women and children.
o f the laboratory, which Is expected to
aa hereditary governor—Inferior In
The headquarters o f the force Is In prove o f great service In training the
grade to the gram^ vialer and the grand
Cannon row, near the well known future builders o f aeroplanes and dlrl
eunuch o f the seraglio. The khedlve
gtbles nnd In giving assistance to con
haa always l»een a Turkophlle, pre
The formation o f a woman's sqund structors who have begun the work of
ferring the porte to England, which be
in the London police force la being upbdttdlng the nation’s aerial fleets.
baa always bated.
followed by the organization In Eng
In addition to this there has been
land o f a women’* volunteer reserve G erm an y W o n 't B u y O u r O il A fte r W ar.
a very considerable pro Turk lab ele
for Bucb military duties as signaling,
Amsterdam .-Professor Wygodstnskl,
ment In Egypt which, with the ruler,
dispatch riding, telegraphing, motor lecturer on economics at the U niver
would have raised very serious objec
ing and camp cooking, thus replacing sity o f Bonn, tn discussing In the Koeln-
tlona to the uae o f the revenues o f the
nation to fortify the canal agalust the men who could be more usefully em lache Zcitung the economic measures
which Germany will adopt after the
Turks, who, In all probability, would ployed on the firing line.
It I* proposed to arm these women war, expresses Indignation at the Uni
hare construed such nn action an a hos
"fo r their own defeuse tn the last ex ted States for not Insisting that Great
Britain permit the passage o f petro
The porte has always Insisted that tremity.”
leum. He declares that after the war
t i e desert o f Tib really belongs to
Turkey and wns not Included In the ARM BROKEN, HE HUNTS ON. Germany will make herself Independ
ent o f American otl generally.
khedlvlntc. In 1006. on the occasion of
a Bedouin uprising In the province of
Sinai and the Tlh desert, s British off)
rial o f the Egyptian government, was
appointed commander and Inspector of
Thereupon the anti
Brltlah element In Turkey spread the
report that England was going to fort!
fy the gulf o f Akabah to menace the
.Medina-Damascus railway, then In
Buy all goods o f horns
merchants and help to
make Falla City greater
OUR CLEARANCE SALE
W e are a llo w in g
Ten P e r C e n t D iscou nt
On S h o e s
:: A lso G ivin g T rad in g S t a m p s for
Photo C by Am erican Press Association.
I 1 I n - l-M-M-M-M I 1 I'H -f H 1 1 1 I 1 1 -H -fr * :
FBl'XCH A L P IN X SOLDIERS TA K IN G SOME
THING TO EAT BEFORE A BATTLE.
gagement to their trenches, 400 yards
from oars. Between the lines a Ger
man officer fell wounded by a bayonet.
He was nearer the British trenches
than the German, but whenever our
men began to go out to carry In the
wounded man tbc German snipers got
busy. They would neither succor their
tortured comrade nor let the British
"F o r nine days the wounded officer
Finally a British noncom
missioned officer nnd one or two pri
vates crawled to the fallen mnn at
night and brought him in. For nine
days he had lain there pierced by a
bayonet from breast to back without
food or drink. He was unconscious
when rescued aud died soon after
ward. During his purgatory the gal
lant man. unable even to crawl, bad
kept a diary, a record o f physical and
mental anguish borne like a noble gen
tleman. On him was found a photo
graph of his w ife nnd two little chil
“ A British officer translated the
diary to our men and with a catch In
his voice held up the Germnu officer
as a hero to whom they should Iw n
their heads In reverence. The diary
was sent to headquarters aud perhaps
has by now found Its way with the
picture to the widow of this man."
A K in g A lbert Story.
A Belgian soldier In northern France,
slightly wounded, told a correspondent:
"The other day 1 saw our king. He
was muddy and stained. An officer
with him wanted to remove the rand
from his clothes.
“ 'No.' said King Albert; ‘let It stay
I f my own land should cling thus to
me let It stay. It 1» better so,' be
"W e all cheered him. H e bade us
take heart, as brighter days are dawn
T h e H a rd y 8 *n *ga i*a*.
Mrs. Harry Floyd, chief commission
er o f the French wounded emergency
fund, who haa Just returned to Lon
don from a vtalt to French hospitals,
tells o f the suffering o f the soldiers
from the tropics In the Belgian
trenches. She says also many o f the
hospitals need anaesthetics, tetanus
serum, surgical Instruments and sur
"In one hospital I saw Senegalese
operated on without anaesthetics," said
Mrs. Floyd. “ Their toes had been fro
zen, aud Immediate amputation was
"A ll the toes o f one Senegalese were
removed, and he did not even groan.
Suddenly he leaped from the i>|M-ratlng
table nnd began searching. He found
a pipe, filled It nnd lay down, smoking
to deaden the pain. Then be began to
pray In a low voice. Presently a nurse
offered to bring luncheon, but he re
fused. H e walked to the convalescents'
table nnd ate with his friends.
“ The courage and heroism o f these
men are simply beyond belief. They
never complain. They always urge the
nurses to attend to others. But their
sufferings In the cold climate are piti
COURT TO INSPECT HIGHWAY.
can be had for the way they have
carried out their work.—Lincoln
Mayor Van Orsdel of Dallas has
refused to sign the bill providing
an appropriation o f $ mill on the
assessed valuation for the support
o f the Dallas Band.
Drag Starts in
C m * ta “ Dry”
Marshfield, Or.,—No more liquor
Work on Proposed Road to Newport
o f any kind under any circum
Will Be Commenced Scon.
The county court will probably
make a trip over the road from
Falls City to the Siletz basin this
week, the object being to inspect
the present condition o f the high
way in order to make arrange
ments for its further improvement
as early as possible next spring.
It is proposed to make this road a
short cut to Newport, and it will
be graded and macadamized to
the Lincoln county line, the road
district having voted a special tax
to aid in the work o f permanent
stances will be sold in the drug
stores in Coos county.
decided upon at a meeting of the
Coos County Pharmaceutical as
sociation when resolutions to this
effect were passed.
not be sold by the druggists even
on prescriptions of
resolutions state that
druggists realize that liquor is not
necessary in modern materia med-
ica and that they desire to free
themselves o f the
necessity o f
holding a United States license and
A t the council meeting Monday
night, Mayor Gaither made the
statement that during the past
year the amount o f money paid
into the city treasury exceeds the
sum paid out by about $1200. This
means that the council during the
past year has made a great reduc
tion in the city tax. The policy of
the council has been retrenchment
and nothing but commendation
thus avoid the odium o f
classed as retail liquor
The resolutions include spirituous,
vinous or malt liquors.
ners include the leading druggists
o f Marshfield, North
quiDe and Myrtle Point.
A t the
last term o f the circuit court one
o f the Myrtle Point druggists was
heavily fined for selling liquor in a