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FALLS CITY NEWS
KALLS CITY. OREGON, SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 1916
MAN OF THE HOOR
General Obregon, Now In Lime
light, a Sonora Farmer.
SEVENTH LEADER APPEARS.
•trong Man of Today la Wall Educated
and Haa No Ooairo to Continue War
but Only Fights For What Ha Cm-
aidara the Beat Intaroata of Hia Fal
Mexico City.—The tragedy o f Mexico
haa a now leading uiau, the aevouth to
a t>erlod o f a little inoru than four
lie la Alvaro Obregon, the
Honora furtucr, who hua had a chief
place In the uewa from Mexico for the
pant few woeka, the uian who by hi a
rapture o f the ancient city of I’ uebla
aud bla subsequent dlcintorahlp In ibo
distressed City o f Mexico haa com
pelled a world, weary o f Mexicun revo
lution», to turn on him. and not Villa,
the limelight o f notoriety.
O f the leading men o f the Mexican
trugedy I ’orflrio D ia l waa the tint.
Then came Modern. then I ’aacual
Oroxco, then Vlctorlano Huerta, then
Cnrrauxn. then Villa and now cornea
Obregon, educated aud apparently one
of tho ublcat o f the acoroa o f guerrilla
lighten, who h are appeared In Mexican
history In the paat half century.
The Camtndataa admit that their
bopea are in this mun from Sonora.
They call him tho "Napoleon o f the
West." tho "Tight hand o f Carntuxa"
and "the general wlio cun read aa well
ax w rite."
Obregon. Hike Villa. Oroxco and Car-
rnuxa, la » northern Mexican.
cornea from, the great atate o f Sonora.
huan who had been Muderu's right
hand man, turned nguluxt Id» old chief
(li»t Obregon decided to take the Held.
Obregon entered the revolution quiet
ly and without consulting any one
He went among hla Sonora Yaqul» uud
armed uud organized a battalion of
nlarut 400 men. Its telegraphed Ma-
dero, then In Hie lout days o f his pres
idency In Mexico City, licit he bud
hi« men and stood ready to oppose O r
oxco. The man who accepted Obre-
gou's offer wu» Huerta, then directing
tie Held oiHirutlou« of M nlciu » armies
I asm than a year luter Obregon wu*
to !>« one o f Huerta'» most i>ei»intent
Hut now the contest In Mexico is be
tween Obregon ami Villa, with Obre-
gon the ma>ler In I he southwest and
Villa still supreme In the northern
tier o f xtutes. At Pueblo Obregou In-
flb'ted n crushing defeat on the Vllllstn
force and followed It up by u second
entry Into Mexico City, which was
evacuated by the Villa and Zapata
troops. Now It 1» reported that Obre-
rou ha» a second time evneunted the
capital und that the bandit Zapata 1»
once again spirem e there.
children between tw elve and fourteen
year» o f age are excused front school
work, uud this host o f child lubor 1»
being organized systematically like an
army. The older boys arc acting us of-
Overs. The purjK>»e Is to send these
young people out Into the Helds In or
dor to obtuln the tx-st possible results
In the agricultural regions where labtr
ta most needed.
Certain peuxuut laborers In the ugrl
cultural regions where labor Is most
needed and not serving In the army
have been unwilling to work at the old
wages. They demanded higher pay
This made necessary legislation where
by they are now being compelled to
labor at tho old wages.
It Is alleged lu both Vienna and Bu
dupest that any refugees from Galicia
who have money are employing tbelr
funds In speculation In foodstuffs. Not
only are the people Indignant, but the
authorities as well. Exploiting the ne
cessities o f the small storekeepers and
the consuming public lx regarded Ss a
poor return for tbe shelter aud bospl
tall tv offered to (he tens o f thousand*
o f the hulf starved fellow countrymen
of these Galicians.
ADOLPH SAVES WORDS.
DIVER SEEKS $200,000 GOLD.
Letters to Hie W ife Tolls of Being
Awarded an Iron Croos.
Frankfort.— A young peuHnut from a
Hadeii village hu» fought In the wur
from the very beginning and was dual
ly In Plunders, says a dispatch to the
Pmukfort Gazette. In three months
be hua written two letter». The Orst
Dear Wife—1 am still alive, and I receiv
ed the package. If the boy is bud whip
The second did uot differ much from
Dear Uerths—I am atlll olive, which sur-
prtsea me very much. If the boy la still
bad whip him again. Greeting»,
A few days ago it photograph came
from a hospital In lliddelbi-rg. On It
the young w ife saw her husband with
a number o f others, mid on hla breast
was the Iron cross. On the back of
the picture was written:
Dear llertha—I was wounded Am well
again. Tomorrow I'm off. If the boy le
bad take him by the ears. Greetings.
Hla wife wrote him asking him to
at least let her know how he had re
ceived the Iron cross. He replied:
That business of the Iron cross was very
simple. The major called me 1 had to
aland atlll and the sergeant pinned It on.
Gats Permit to Salve Hustian Sloop
Lost Sixty Years Ago.
Port Townsend. Wash.—C. F. Stagger
the marine diver, received an official
permit from the war department to
salve the Itusslan »loop o f war Neva
wrecked off Cape Edgecombe, nenr Sit
ka. Alaska, about sixty «ears ago
The Neva was en route to Sitka with
about 8200.000 In gold to pay the crew»
o f the government vessels stationed ai
Sitka aud other government officer»
A fter striking tbe le e f she was »ban
dotted aud later alid Into deep water.
The Uusslan government tried to ae
cure the gold, but abandoned ibe effort
for lack o f a proper wrecking outfit
Mr. Stagger will liegln work about
1’hoto by American Preaa Association.
O XN KIIAL. A liV A U O OBUKOON
which touche» the Ainertcun border
(west o f Kl Paso. Sonora 1» a Ya<|Ut
Indian »tronghold, and Obregon 1»
proud o f (he fact that tho blood o f the
Yitquls, among Ibe beat o f Mexican
tighter». 1» In Ida veins
1» not a full blooded Yaqul, and the
fulrness o f his complexion Is due to a
liberal mixture o f pure Spanish. Llke-
wise lie has a little o f tho Mayo Indian
“ Paradoxical as It may seem,” said
Francisco Kilns, nn old friend o f Obre-
«o n and now the Carranza consul gen
•eonI in New York, “ Obregon. while our
most capable military leuder at this
moment. Is at heart and by training no
woldler h I all. While acquit!lng him
self with grent credit In the campaigns
he Is conducting to drive Villa and tho
other enemies o f the country out of
power, bln constant dream la neverthe
less one of peace. He Is a farmer and
alwnya will be one. 1 know that he
hopes some day to return to his Sonora
More than once he has ex
pressed his disgust for warfare, which
he has called a devil's game In which
humans have no business to Indulge.
“ He Is a splendid physical specimen.
H e Is six feet In height and tips the
scales somewhere In the neighborhood
o f 180 pounds.”
It wa»_not until Orozco, the Cblhttn
Danisd Crsdit s Few Years Ago, Hs
Now Ranks as a Capitalist.
Lodi, Cal.—Beading u story o f the
visit o f George Sbluiu, the potuto king
of this section, to Los Angeles In a pa
per o f that city, merchants o f Lodi re
call thut not many years ago the Jap
anese capitalist could not obtain credit
In the stores o f this city, not because
he was not UouesL but as a newcomer
he bad not established credit
Those business men who refused to
trust did not anticipate that in u few
years Shtmn would control 87,000
acres In California and have 0,000acres
In his owu holdings aud have estab
lished a large credit In California
T.nst July Shlma owned about a quar
ter o f the 4,000.01X1 sacks o f potatoes In
California, and today he owns half of
the 600,000 sacks unsold In the state.
TRAINED AS FARMERS
All Between Twelve and Four
teen Years Quit School.
Venice, Italy.—Advices from Vienna
disclose that next to her efforts In the
Held o f war Austria-Hungary Is now
devoting her grentest energies to agri
culture. An announcement put out by
the government ou the subject o f labor
“ I f we can obtain sufficient labor tbe
next harvest Is assured."
The war huvhig robbed the country
o f most o f Its ablcbodicd men, tens of
thousands o f boys nnd girls have been
released from the schools, and. togeth
er with the married women, they arc
being pressed Into service. By a a pe
el;' I decree o f tho Austrian ministry all
--------------------------------------------- 1 —
Prisoners A rtf Married.
London.—Escorted by armed guards,
four German prisoners o f war left a
prison ship at Southend, man-led girls
to whom they were engaged Itefore the
war. had a wedding luncheon, with the
guards ns guests, and then separated
the brides returning to lx>ndon and the
bridegrooms to prison
MOTHER AT COLLEGE
WITH THREE CHILDREN
Finds It Hard to Keep Up
With Daughters and Son.
St. 1’uul, Minn.— When three children
In the family are graduated from high
i school In the same class the thing for
i the mother to do is to take them to
college, according to Mrs. W. S. Aid-
rich of Rochester and also o f the Uni
versity o f Minnesota.
Furthermore, If tbe mother has tbe
j Inclination, she should attend college
herself. Is the even more radical state
ment Mrs. Aldrich made. She Is put
ting Into practice what she advises
“ It makes you feel younger. Posi
tively It does.” Mrs. Aldricb assured
her visitor, after the strain o f tbe
week’s examinations bad passed. “ But
it's no suap keeping up wltb tbe
youngsters," Mrs. Aldricb went on.
"Th ey're fresh from high school and
It takes a good deal o f concentration
to get back to studying after you've
been out o f the habit for a good many
years. I enjoy IL though, and 1 In
tend to keep It up. I'm going to have
plenty o f use for what I get here.” »be
Mrs. Aldrich, registered in the unl-
erslty directory as nn unclassed acade
mic student. Is accompanied by two
daughters nnd a son. all enrolled In
college courses at the university.
Miss Mary E. Aldrich Is taking a
combined academic and music course.
Miss Miriam Aldricb Is a regular sea
demlc student. S. Allen Aldricb. the
son. has gone In 'fo r agriculture. All
three are members o f the class o f 1918.
They are freshmen this year.
During the first semester tbe Al-
driches avoided persistently every at
tempted Interview. Their rather novel
venture they desired subject to no
"T told you so" sympathizers In ense
any o f them found the work at the
university too difficult.
Even with the .passing of examlna-
BEAUTIFUL AS A NEW. BRIGHT RAINBOW ARE
OUR NEW SPRING MATERIALS. JUST COME IN
AND SEE THEM. YOU WILL LIKE THEM: YOU WILL
WE ARE CAREFUL IN SELECTING OUR TRIM
MINGS. AN0 WE KNOW HOW TO HELP YOU
“ MATCH” GOODS AND TRIMMINGS SO TH A T YOUR
COMPLETE COSTUME WILL BE STYLISH AND HAR
WE NEED ONLY TO TELL OUR CUSTOMERS
TH A T OUR NEW GOODS ARE HERE. THOSE WHO
ARE NOT OUR CUSTOMERS NEED ONLY TO COME
IN: THEY WILL BECOME CUSTOMERS.
N. S E L IG ’S
C IT Y
D EP A R T M E N T
tlon week and the personal belief on
the part o f tbe Aldrlches that they had
passed tbe ordeal successfully, there
was no opportunity to gain a word
"But there'e one fact. I assure you.”
Mrs. Aldrich added finally.
“ It ’s a
genuine rest laying aside the books
once In awhile and taking a bit of
genuine recreation doing housework."
Saturday, 3.— M anufacturing alu
minum patented, 1887. Tyre
captured bv French, 1799.
Sunday, 4. — H enry Hudson sailed,
WARS WITH THIRTY PEOPLES
The following is going the rounds
of the Missouri press: Editors are
all born boosters. The other day
the editor w as solicited to join a
lodge and w as handed a petition
printed by a supply house, he got
a dun from a merchant in a gov
Statistician Gives List of Thosa Now
Berlin.—A statistician o f the Nord-
deutsche Allgetnclne Zeltung has just
completed s tabulation, according to
which Germany Is now fighting thirty
nations and tribes
them as follows:
English. French. Russians. Australi
ans. Japanese, Canadians. Scotch. Mon
tenegrins, Turkomans. Annmltes. Cos
sacks. Yakuts, Gonds. Senegalese. Bel
gtans. FIJls. Welshmen. Zulus. Irish.
Burmese. Portuguese. Rajputs. Sikhs.
Kyherl. Tartars. Usliegs. Kalmucks.
Kerghis. Baluchi and Rnsuras.
Many Germans Leave.
London.—Well to do Germans lnellgt
ble for military service are crowding
into Sweden nnd Norway In order to
eave few er people to feed at home
vhlle the war Is on. it Is »aid
As One Fellow S m s tt
ernment stamped envelope and
written on a gargling, oil state
ment; he made a purchase at a
store and got a duplicate bill print
ed at Chicago and wrote a check
on a bank printed at Denver. Y e
Gods, how can an editor expect to
join lodges and pay bills on such
treatment as that, and all the time
tell the people to trade at home?
Editors have to be born boosters
prepared to live on herring and
stand for any thing.— Verden,
Okla., N e w s.
THE WEEK IN HISTORY
Monday, 29.— England adopts min-
inum w a g e law, 1912. Truce of
A n tw erp. 1609.
Tuesday, 30.— Alaska purchased,
W ednesday, 31.— Treaty, U . S.
and Japan, 1855. Dingley tariff
bill passed, 1897.
Thursday, 1.— Lithography invent
ed. 1896. A lbert I, German em
peror assasinated, 1308.
Friday, 2.— Thomas Jefferson born
S. mint established,
Move By Parcel Post
Hood River, Or., M arch 31.—
The largest shipment by parcel
post ever received here came this
week, when S. W . Stanton and
family, removing from Sherman
County to the W e st Side, mailed a
portion o f their household goods.
Trunks, washboilers and w ash
boards, kitchen utensils and parts
of beds, all w rapped separately,
came through the mail.
The parcels w e re delivered by
i rural free delivery and formed
i two good loads for the carrier.