y THE FALLS CITY NEWS. Œfrf ffalla (flitij Nema L. WOOD A SON, Publishers By M. QU AD K n lw rt u n w d t u .* mali at thr a a t o fflfr • I ralla City. I V I » Cottnlr. Or»*,m. «tulcr tb» 4rt ol C N ig iw of Mar b J. U T» Ttlrphosr Nfwi OlTiff. 1?. SubacripOon Rata*: Oaajrwr. t l 00. ala montila. M canta; thrn* m onti», ab conta, ainai* copy, b età. H r n t l i l n i Rate«. Pitplay, 1 }ocnlaan Incb Rutin**# Notlcaa. V ccnta a U n « : For Snl». Renl, Ktchana». Want and P i t Kntrrtslnmrnt No Hm«. S et*, a IIna Cant ol Thauki M et« I.rga Rotte**, Ir fa l rata» Copy lor new ada. and Change« ahould b« aeni to Th« Netra not later than VVedneeday. OITICIAL DIRECTORT Or fA L U WITNESS TO THE DEED cm F. K. Hubbard. Mayor. T D. H ollotrell, Councilm an at Large W. T Guar. H. 0 Brown. Albert Teal. C onucila A. Sampaon. C. L Hopklna. R. A. Titus. H G. Strayer. Auditor and Police Judge Walter L Tooae Jr.. City Attorney, w. P l ewia. Marshal and Water Supr. M. L. Thom pson. Treasurer J. J. Sammons, Engineer Dr. F. M. H e " iranh Health Officer. Ih tg .'ou n cll meets 1 n regular session on the first Monday ere u ln g o l each m o n .h r 7 OSo'clock. I n t be office o ’ he Falls City Nears. S a t u r d a y , J an u a r y 23. 1915 MS. WATTS WANTS TO KNOW. Scappoose. Ore. Jan. 12. 1915. An open letter to Judge Clark of Columbia County. About 138 taxpayers of Dist. No. 1, signed a petition asking that you appoint Gus Lang as our road supervisor. The reason for sign ing this petition was because Mr. Lang is thoroughly efficient. He attended the Agricultural college and learned how to construct good roads at the least expense to the taxpayer. You did not grant the request of the taxpayers. You were elect ed. we believe, to work for the interest of the whole country. Now is it not a fact that you are paying o ff your pre-election workers by putting them into of fi- ice at the expense of the taxpayer. Will you, Mr. Clark, a servant of the people, please answer why you ignore the taxpayers’ wishes? Wa believe it is only just that you explain such action, through the papers, as we have a right to know. Yours cordially. MILDRED J. WATTS. FAREWELL PARTY Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Vick were given a surprise party Wednesday afternoon by the Ladies Aid of tLe M. E. Church. The occasion was to pay their respects to Mr. and Mrs. Vick before their departure for Salem where thev expect to go about the 10th of February to make their home. A souvenii spoon showing the pul lie school building of Falls City on the bowl and the state capita! on the handle with other appropiiate inscriptions was presented. The afternoon was passed very pleasantly and Mr. aid Mrs. Vick desire to express their thanks and appreciation fit the kind remembrances. WILL SERVE TEA The Loyal Daughters of the Christian Church will give a 10 c-?nt tea in the basement of the church this afternoon from 2;30 to 4:30. This class has pledged itself to raise thiity dollars for missions during 1915. Anyone not being able lo attend the tea but desiring to assist the girls in the fulfillment of their pledge may do eo by giving ten cents, more or less, to any member of tea committee, who are: Evelyn Haley, Beulah Young, Lucile Fin lay, Ose Brown and Ida Dunn, oi to their teacher, Mrs. Chloe A Seymour. Mrs. Weity and daughter who have been attending the meetings at the Free Methodist church re turned Monday to their home at Hubbard. The §tock-h"lder= of the rural tdephone lines met in this city Tuesday to review the business of the past year and make plans for the coming year. K 'op y rlah L Hie by tha M cClure N a » apa par S y n d ic a l» ) J A N .. 23 . 1915 K E A L E S T A T E F O K S A L K They are of modern construction and desirably located. Reason« No. 1. 7 1-2 acres adjoining ble terms on part if desired. Will Falls City on County road. Good sell one or both. No. 9. 20 acres J miles from 7-rootn house, city water; barn town. Good 6-room house and and chicken park; young orchard in bearing, small fruit. All fenced outbuildings. 15 acres in cultiva and 3} acres in cultivation. No tion; l i acres in apples. 2$ acres in peaches, cherries, pears and waste land. Time on part strawberries. Plenty of wood for No. 2. 80 acres mountain land, fuel. U miles out on County road. 25 For further information, call on acres in cultivation, 2d acres big or write to second-growth fir. Good 5-room D. L Wood. house, barn, outbuildings. Fruit, Falls City. Oreg. and berries; 125 prune trees. Al Fim ucul settlement was made so, good team, wagon, harness Iasi Saturday hetwoen the Kalla and some household goods. Will City and Black Bosk school dis give time on part. ■\ly mistress In Ualnsboro road bad lost a <5 note In Ibe house, aud tbe tbtef was the parlor tuakt t kuew It from her actions, aud throe months after t left the house she was caught in a similar offense and pwued up to the first th eft However, the crime was laid on me. and because I made indignant and perhap* impudent pro test 1 was flung out o f the house at half an hour's notice uitd refused a character. 1 was Idle for tbe uext three months. The first thing demand ed when 1 applied for u place was a character. As soon as it was learned No. 3. 35 acres near town. 15 that I had none U was useless to talk further. It was for this reason that I in cultivation. Good 8-room house Anally paid a fee t» an Intelligence barn and henhouse. Bearing or office In Margate street and was at chard. Some good second-growth length sent for to take a place at geu oral housework. It was an old man fir. Time on part. named Dyson who wanted tue. He No. 4. 10 acres J mile from was willing to take me without a town; all fenced, 8J in cultivation, character because he would bare to pay less wages and because, as lie 6-room house partly finished, good grimly asserted, there was nothing ly barn. Can be bought at a bar tng around loose in bis bouse for nie gain. to steal. As we sat face to face I sized him up as mean and iieuurlous. No. 5. 160 acres in Lincoln Co., but 1 did not see any evil In him tie 5 miles from railroad, on County had an aged and infirm wife, lie told ■ue, aud 1 would be the only servant. road. Small cabin and barn; 4 It was not for me to pick and choose acres in cultivation and 60 more I must have n place and hold it I’ tig can be cultivated. 350 3-year old enough to get a character again. I went with hliu miles aud miles out o:i English walnut trees. Good spring the Hulborn road, anil we at last nr that would furnishs fine water rived at tbe cheaply built mid cheap locking i-ottage he occupied It was u i>ower. School i mile. 8 month place devoid o f almost all conveniences term with contract for two more and had been selected fur Its cheap years. This will make an ideal reut. 1 found tbe old wifo deaf, almost blind nnd palsied, and It was apparent stock and dairy ranch and can be that she had no care whatever bought at a bargain. Terms. I soon had evidence that he was in No. 6. 153 acres near town. love with a widow In the neighborhood or ut least be desired to be free so that Good house and barn. Will sell be could marry her My uatural lm all or divide to suit buyer. pulse on finding out how he felt toward his wife was to flee the house, but I No. 7. Good 7-roo.n house and have explained how 1 was situated 8 lots in city. Strawberries, lo In the course o f a couple o f weeks be declared that the cellar was full of ganberries, gooseberries, apples rats and gnre me money aud command and pears. A bargain. ed me to buy arsenic. He recommend No. 8. Two good 8-room houses ed me to go to a store miles away au j to say that 1 wanted It for my com and lots, some fruit trees with plesiou and to give my own name. I went to a drug store only two blocks one. These are among the most away and gave his name, nnd when he desirable residences in the city. discovered this be was highly indlg nant for n day. and 1 rather expected to be thrown out. However, in the course o f three or four days he devel up.d another plan After coaching the old wife he left me alone with her for tbe first time, and she begged me to get her some lands num for toothache and not to mention tbe matter to him It was easy to tell that she bad been coached what to say. and 1 refused to buy the drug. A few days later as 1 | was preparing her a soap I had to leave the kitchen for a minute. When 1 re turned tbe soup was giving out a strange odor, and being satisfied that her husband had poisoned it 1, of course, threw It away He scolded about my waste, but when l looked blm squarely In the eyes he dropped his and had no more to say. I had been with the Dysons five years when the climax came. The old wo man was bolding her own if not get ting better, and the husband's impa tience had a savage edge to it Their bedroom was on tbe north side o f the bouse. All along on that side was a deep excavation for a factory. At 10 o’clock one night I lay wonder ing if be really meant to take her life and bow be would finally accomplish It when I beard a half suppressed scream from bis room. I got softly out o f bed and went to the farther door, and. looking through a crack, I saw that the window was up and that he stood before It with bis wife In bis arms. She was banging on to him with fingers o f steel and making a great struggle I beard him breathing hear lly and snarling and growling ns he tore her fingers loose, but 1 did not know wbat he planned to do till o f n sudden be staggered to tbe open win dow and flung ber out She screamed as she went to ber death, and In my fright 1 echoed the scream I remem. ber tbe man rushing across the room at me, o f bis dashing open tbe door, of bis striking me down, and then came darkness which lasted for weeks He bad struck me with a piece of Iron and fractured my skull. He then carried my body downstairs and bore It n quarter o f a mile away nod flung It Into another excavation llefore fak ing me from tbe bouse be put on my bat and cloak, and thus It appeared to those who found my unconscious body next morning that I had been coming borne tbe night before and fallen Into tbe pit. As to bis wife, be gave tbe alarm and brought the police nnd made out that 1t was a case of suicide. While be was fast asleep, an he claimed, she bad stolen to tbe window and leaped to her death. Hta story went, nnd It was several months before there was any contra diction. I bad a fractured skull, brain fever and pneumonia and for weeks and weeks lay as one dead. When 1 , mended my memory was confused, and tt wa* seven months before I told my story and put tbe police on tbe track. Long before that Dyson bad murrled tbe widow and galled for America, •nd though efforts were made to find him nothing came o f them Never did s man deserve the hangman's rope more, and yet If living today be is free and has no fear of tbe law. The revival meetings at the Free Methodist church is progressing nicely and the interest good. It ia the ii.tent'on to hold over Sunday, if not longer. Elders Coffee, of Portland; Cook if Salem; llight, of Woodburn and Upton oi Newberg who have been asaialing ill the revival meet ings at the Free Methodist church depaitid Monday for their respect ive abodes. Kenneth Wonderly. Kenneth Rich and Donald Hodges are out of school on acoount of sickness Tuesdav night some thirsty indi vidual demoralised the water foun tain on ihe corner of Bridge street and South Main. Po'li pipes were broken off short and Ihe fountain thrown out in the street. Were this a “ dry” town wt might sus pect that aomu one mistook it for a ''blind tiger1' and was trying to make it work without 'lubricating' it. ft waa no novice, however, as they were familliar enough with the workings to shut off the water. Only a few In the city know the location of the cutoff placing sue picion upon a limited number. B M. Howell has received letters patent on his device for preventing railroad raile from spreading. B u y Y o u r C a n d y of tricts Black Rock on withdraw ing from Falla City and becoming a separate district >vas entitled to certain considerations that were never adjusted until this time. 8i.Nu.iY O nly Mail arrives from balera, 8:50 a in. Mail closes for Salem, 9:00 a. m. Office hours: Sunday only, 9:30 to 10:80 a.m: Effective September 4, 1914. I r a C. M e h r l i n g , Postmaster Falls City, Polk Co., Ore. PH YHII'IAN W. B. Officer, M . D. Physlelan and l « p , s s * O l t « o r si Thom pson'* S m s »lot*. Ma lu si ,b u B t Ml Phons Night Cnil «si PHYSICIAN F. M . H E L L W A R T H PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON Office one door ea»l of I', O. 0*1» Slid r jl non Pill* *'l»r. Ho.ulrrim «B O B S H I ar*fou ATTORNEY JAB. O. H ELTZCL, A lte rn e , e« Lew Prsetlss la all th* SUM Muri*, ■ult* Il BoahRrayiaaii B ldf.. phons M S alem . O r t ie s £ u 0 t n c 0 0 v ia r io HOTEL Post Office Time Card Office hours: Daily, except Hun- Jay, 8 a.m. to 6.30 p ro. Mail arrives, from Salem 8.50 a.ui . 5.85 p.m. Mail arrives from Dallas, 8:50 Mail closes lor Salem, 9:00 a in,. 1 p. m and 5:00 p. m. Mail (.loses for Dallas 9:00 a. m. and 5 00 p. m. Mail doses for Black Rock 11:00 a. m. Mill arrives from Black Rock 2 p. ui. p ro fc e e to n a l d a r t * E L L I S ’. Harrington’s FOR H o m e M a d e C a n d le s HAH«,EK BHUPe Bohle’s Barber Shops Of the Beat Brand fe lla C ity , O ra te s S O F T DRT n K S O F A L L K IN D S . Wkm yea cae get a U m . la ir Cat, Badi er 'Sklac P e a n u t a n d P o p c o rn S t a n d In C o n n e c tio n . Aliai far I ai 1st Misa Landry Bun nal#« lon tsrdsd lutsdsjr •»•nlng MONUMENTS G. L. H A W K IN S M ARBLE AND GRAN TE M ONUM ENTS D el lea, O regen Do You Want to Sell Buy or Rent List your property with me and I will FU N ERAL DIRECTOR Zhc © re g o n C. W. M etthew e, Preprieter find you a buyer. During the year 1915 Hundreds of Thousands of People will come to The Pacific Coast Some of them will locate and perhaps you just what they want. D. L WOOD, Falls City, Oregon. have Notice to New» Subscribers A b iuu -pu noll areas m ark en (M a na lle a m a ssa th a t yeu r s u h o o rle - Han to The N aw s Has anatre* o n e n se d s risin a. De II n e w . S. B. Taylor CIVIL ENCINEER Land Surveying Room 10 Nat. Bank Building Phone 463- • Dallai.