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THE TALES CITY NEWS. APRIL 3, 1915
NOTIOE OF ELECTION
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That on Monday, the
5th day of April. 1915. in the city of Falls City. Polk County.
State of Oregon, the ANNUAL GENERAL CITY ELECTION
will be held for the purpose of electing the following officers
and voting upon the following measures (herein designated by
their ballot titles' referred to a vote of the people by the city
Council of Falls City. Oregon, to wit;
OFFICERS TO BE ELECTED
Auditor and Police Judge
MEASURES TO BE VOTED UPON
FOR AN AMENDMENT to Section 5 of the charter of Falls
City, changing the date of the general city election from
the first Monday in April of each year to the First Mon
day in December of each year, providing for the expira
tion of the term of office of certain officials of said city,
and providing an annual meeting of the city council on
the first Monday in January of each year; and repealing
Sections 16 and 23 of the Charter of said city.
Vote Y’es or No.
FOR AN AMENDMENT to the charter of Falls City. Oregoi.
amending Section 30 of said charter, and providing th?
time and manner in which ordinances, resolutions, and
franchises shall go into effect and become operative, and
providing further for the exercise of the initiative and
referendum powers within said city.
Vote Y'es or No.
FOR AN AMENDMENT to Section 51 of the Charter of Falls
City, giving the city the right to improve streets, al'eys
and public squares, and providing for the filing of written
remonstrances against the making of proposed improve
ments, and providing for the construction of bridges, and
the repair thereof, out of the general fund of said city,
and authorizing a tax for that purpose.
Vote Yes or No.
FOR AN AMENDMENT to Section 63 of the Charter of Falls
City, providing for the collection of improvement assess
ments. and incorporating into the charter of Falls City
provisions permitting the payment of improvement assess
ments, and assessments for laying of sewers, under a
bonding act in said amendment provided, and authorizing
the issuance of such improvement bonds, such bonding
act being patterned after that certain Act of the Legisla
tive Assembly of the State of Oregon commonly known as
the “ Bancroft Bonding Act” .
Vote Yes or No.
FOR AN AMENDMENT to Section 64 of the Charter of Falls
City providing for the collection of delinquent improve
ment assessments, defining the duties of certain officers,
and providing for the manner of executing a w arrant
issued for the purpose of collecting such delinquent assess
Vote Yes or No.
FOR AN AMENDMENT to sub-division 28 of Section 26 of the
Charter of Falls City providing a method for opening,
laying out, extending, widening, and straightening,
wholly or in part, any street, square or alley within Falls
City, and for vacating the same; and providing a method
for the appropriation, purchase, and condemnation by
said city of real property for street and other public pur
Vote Yes or No.
DIRECTION TO V O T E RS ;
(X) in th« apace at th«
whieh you wiah to vote.
Mark your ballots by placing a oroas
right of the number of the propoeition for
Said ELECTION will commence at Nine (9:00) O’clock
in the morning of said Monday, the 5th day of April, 1915, and
will run until six (6:00) o’clock in the evening of said day, the
poDs being closed, however, between the hours of one (1.00)
o'clock in the afternoon of said day and two (2;t*0) o’ckx’k in the af
ternoon of said day.
The City Council of Fulls City, Oregon, has appointed the fol
lowing Judges and Clerks of Election, hih I designated the following
place within said city of Falls City as polling place for said election,
JUDGES OF ELECTION:- J. R Moyer. D. L. Wood. Mrs. A.
CLERKS OF ELECTION:- G. D. Treat. Mrs. Win. Hinahaw.
ROLLING PLACE: Council Chambers, (Officeof Falls City News.)
CITY TICKET FOR FALLS CITY
Vote for ONE
H. J. GRIFFIN
J.C . TALBOTT
Dared at Falls City. Polk County, Oregon, this 24th day of March
A. D. 1915.
[ L. S. ]
G. O. CLEMENT.
Auditor and Police Judge
R. M. WONDERLY
of Falls City. Oregon.
By EUNICE BLAKE
Ou th e e s ta te of Lucten M urlvaud. In
Fra no*. lived a poor tnau ntitued Sou
blse ami tila wife. Murte. the couple
having a little aou. FraucoU. M Marl
vaud hud extensive vine» ¡ml«, from
the product of which he m an u factu red
wlue Soubise had c h arg e of the gni|*e
growing, an d Martvaud not ouly val
ued his services highly, hut was very
fond of him. Soublae» wife died, aud
he soon followed her. leuvlug little
Francois w ithout a home.
M M artvaud had u sou. Victor, about
When the hitter was
left an o rphan he was tnkeu to the
chateau an d becuuie a playm ate of
Victor. T h ere was a bro th er of t u
tor. lands, much younger than either
of these tw o boys
W hen Victor w as eighteen he euter
ed the military school an d became an
arm y officer. Upon graduating he was
ordered to Join bis regiment In Tou
kin F ran cois was uuxious to see serv
ice and. enlisting 111 the sam e regl
ment. w ent ou t with Victor, who
agreed to Interest himself iu his pro
motion th a t he m ight become au ntt!
A y ear later a ft e r a tight Lieutenant
Martvaud w as reported missing This
m eant th a t be had fullen into the
h an d s of tLe Chinese. In which » use It
w as »pilte likely th a t he hud been niur
dert-d. W hen nothing w as heard from
him for several years be w as given up
by his family, and when hts brother.
Louts, cam e of nge be Inherited the
fatally patrim ony. Ids fa th e r h a rin g
died w ith o u t a will M. Murlvaud h id
purposely omitted to make one bceause
be n ev er ceased to hope th a t his sou
would one day tu rn out to be among
Ten y ears a fte r th e departure of Vie
to r Marlvaud, when there w as tu> mem
her of th e family living. Lout*. who
bud for some time possessed a n d man
aged th e wtne business, becam e engag
ed to H orteuse Villa ret. the duughtei
of a neighbor Mile Vlllaret belongml
to un aristocrat!-- family, hut the »■«
ta te had been confiscated during one
of th e m any ebangi-s In the sovereign
ty of F rance. a,ud she wus very poor
She a n d Louis w ere much In lo re with
each other, and her fa th e r favored t h -
match because L u ll s w a s wealthy and
could enable Ilortense to re tu rn to the
style o f living to which the family had
formerly been accustomed
All w ent happily for the lovers till a
few weeks before the day set for the
w »siding T h en one day a m an appear
ed a t th e chateau claiming to tie Vic
tor M arlvaud
1-ouL w as but tw elve
y ears old when his bro th er left home
and. g ran tin g th a t this man w as Vic
tor. he would not hn»e rem em bered
him. T h ere was uo o th er person at
hand who had been fam iliar with Vic
to r to Identify him.
But th e claim an t w as able to tell ot
m any Incidents th a t had happened on
th e estate, which w en t fa r to prove
th a t he w as what he clalme»! to be lie
explained his long absence In tbls wise:
D uring th e tight In which he w as re
ported missing he w as knocked on the
head by th e b u tt of a m usket In the
hand s of a C h inam an and stunned
When he cam e to him self he rem em
b.-red nothing of the past, not e ' e n hi»
name. T he dead were lying abo ut him;
th e w ounded had been removed
arose and walked till he came to a
city, where he eventually entered the
service o f h French merchant. After
passing through » arlous vicissitudes be
w as taken suddenly III and w as reran'-
ed to a hospital. After having been <te
Pi lous on re turn ing to his form er con
dition lie had ex< lalmed, "Y ou rascally
C hinam an, take th a t for yours!" But
seeing a nurse before him Instead of
a C hinam an he upi>eared much s u r
He had returned to a norm al
state, rem em bering th a t be w as Vic
Ills appearance wus a terrible blow
to th e lovers, for, according to the
French law of Inheritance. Victor Mo-
rlvaud wus the o w ner of the estate. In
eluding th e wine business. He told
Louis so m any things th a t had occur
[ed du rin g the la tte r’s childhood th a t
Louis became i » n ' lin ed that the »Iran
ger w as bis brother
w as not to be expected th a t he would
be pleased to see a brother of whom
he hud no rem em brance and who
wouhl dispossess him of Ills property
Hut the severest blow was th a t M VII
laret Immediately w ithdrew hla con
sent to his d a u g h t e r s m arriage unless
It could he proved th a t th e claim ant
was an lm|ioator
T here was an old blind woman lie
lug on tlie place, who. on hearing of
the clalmunt. ile a lm l Unit he b*
broeght to her She n»k»-l him a few
»luestlons. which «eetned to trouble
him, though he an sw ered them eor
rectly. T hen the old woman directed
thut he be iinctieered to the walat.
This was done, and her hand was
giildi-d to h!s cheat She slid her hand
around to his side under his right arm .
mid It rested on n small lump the size
of n pea
"Tills Is Francois Soubise." sh e said
’I 11»ed w ith his mother when he was
a little hoy and often dressed and un
I know him by this
T h a t ended the pretense
Louis M n rltau d a ft e r th is attem p t to
Impose on him w ent to T onkin ai d
made n search for hts brother, Victor
But. nlthough he spent much time <ai
the mutter, he fall»*»! to obtain any In
formation w h a te v e r
Victor never re
for O N E
For A uihto rA I’o lireJudg e Vote for t INK
G. O. CLEMENT
C. E. McPHERREN
S. R. SKEELS
Vote for ONE
a ___ F. L MARTIN
L T . MURPHY
Vote for THREE
C. J. BRADLEY
(’. L HOPKINS
I 0. SINGLETON
W. B. STEVENS
Good house for sale in Falls
City, part time. E iu p rre at News
Correspondent« wanted in ev« ry
ic gtiborliond in this section ol me
No. 1. 7 1-2 acres adjoining
Falls City on County road. Good
7-room house, city water; barn
and chicken park; young orchard
in bearing, small fruit. All fenced
and 3j acres in cultivation. No
waste land. Time on part.
No. 2. 80 acres mountain land.
11 miles out on County road. 25
acres in cultivation, 20 acres big
second-growth fir. Good 5-room
house, barn, outbuildings. Fruit,
and berries; 125 prune trees. Al
so, good team, wagon, harness
and some household goods. Will
give time on part.
No. 3. 35 acres near town. 15
in cultivation. Good 8-room house
barn and henhouse. Bearing or
chard. Some good second-growth
fir. Time on part.
No. 4. 10 acres J mile from
town; all fenced,
6-room house partly finished, good
barn. Can be bought at a bar
No. 5. 160 acres in Lincoln Co.,
5 miles from railroad, on County
road. Small cabin and ham ; 4
acres in cultivation and 60 more
can be cultivated. 350 3-year old
English walnut trees. Good spring
that would furnishs fine water
power. School i mile, 8 month
term with contract for two more
years. This will make an ideal
stock and dairy ranch and can be
bought at a bargain. Terms.
one. These are among the most
desirable residences in the city.
They are of modern construction
and desirably located. Reasona
ble terms on part if desired. Will
sell one or both.
No. 9. 20 acres J miles from
town. Good 6-room house and
outbuildings. 15 acres in cultiva
tion; 1J acres in apples, 2J acres
in peaches, cherries, pears and
strawberries. Plenty of wood for
No. 10- Six lots 50x150, three
room house, hen house, some fruit
and strawberries. Cash andterm s.
No. 11. 130 acre ranch, 60
acres in cultivation, 25 in timber
balance slashed. 12 acres in hops.
Good house and hop house, barn
and other outbuildings.
No. 12. 17 acres, 10 in cultiva
tion, 5 room house, barn and
chicken house. T w o springs,
w ater piped to house, hot and cold
w ater and bath. 6 acres in young
orchard. 2 acres big second
growth fir. Spring affords w ater
sufficient to irrigate onehalf of
the land. This land lays just out
side of the city limits of Falls
City. A bargain.
No. 13. 12 acres 1J miles from
town, all under fence and in culti
vation; 8-room house and barn.
This place can be sold one-third
cash, purchaser to assume mort
gage now on the place. Can give
No. 6. 153 acres near town.
Good house and barn. Will sell
For further information, call on
all or div ide to suit buyer.
or write to
No. 8. Two good 8-room houses
D. L Wood.
and lots, some fruit trees with
Falls City, Oreg.