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FALLS CITY NEWS
C O U N C IL M E E T IN G
City Dads Hold Monthly
S o u io n .
Water System and Other Important Matters
The city council met in regular the city was in no way account
session Tuesday night with Mayor able, that they were willing to
Griffin, Auditor McPherren. Coun- pay for what they got but no
,cilmen Hopkins, Titus, Bradley more. He said he was glad the
and Singleton present.
Brown, electric light man was present as
he could talk more freely than if
Wonderly and (¡ottfreid absent.
The usua1 routine o f business he was absent. The bill w as cut
was transacted. The survey and from $85.00 to $65.00.
blue print of the proposed exten
A petition was presented for the
sion o f the water system made by consideration o f the council signed
Engineer Sammons was received. by about 170 voters asking that
It was decided to investigate an the services o f the city attorney
other water supply before taking be dispensed with. The petition
set forth as reasons that the
There was some discussion over lieople were already overburden
puyment o f electric light bill. The ed with taxes and that this would
service has been very poor and I k * a considerable saving. The
complaints verv loud.
A motion council viewed the matter in'the
was made that the bill be cut $5, light that as there W as a consider
received no second. Mayor G rif able amount o f delinquent street
fin said that he was not satisfied assessments to be collected that it
with a $f> cut that it did not begin would be unwise at this time to
represent the difference. It w as accede to the request o f the peti
true the company was up against tioners. It was accordingly laid
but that was their misfortune and on the table indefinitely.
are what the Ad Club wants. The
young authors may designate the
tune to which their songs are
Ad Club Will Give S I 25 for Best adapted.
SONG P R IZES F IX E D
IS FREE JUSTICE A DREAM?
STUDENTS TO TAKE PART
Step In Campaign to Advortiaa and
Create New Markets for Oregon
Industry la Taken Contest
Ends October 31.
FALLS CITY OKKGON, SATURDAY. OCTOBER 9, 1915
Here is a chance for bright stu
dents in the public schools of the
state and the universities, too, to
make some money.
The Portland Ad Club has decid
ed to start a big campaign to ad
vertise the loganberry and create
new markets for this important
Oregon industry. As the first
step in the campaign, it has put
up $250 in prizes for the students
who submit the best songs on the
subject of loganberry juice.
The contest starts right away,
and will continue until the night
of October 31. That gives eontes
tants a full month in which to
whet their wits, look through the
rhyming dictionaries, and send in
First Prize Will Bo $125.
The best song sent to the Port
land Ad Club, Multnomah Hotel,
Portland, Or., care o f the song
committee, by the night o f October
;V/, will win the first prize of $125.
The next best song will take a
prize of $75. And the third best
will win $50. That should be
worth the time o f any boy or girl,
young man or woman to try for.
The Ad Club intends to have the
best song adopted as an official
song for the public schools o f the
state. The prize-winning compos
ition will be published for distribu
tion in the schools, with the pic
tures of the song authors printed
O f course it won’t be necessary
for contestants to compose the
music for their songs. The words
and verses and swinging chorus
In a remarkable editorial, even
for that papei*. the Kansas City
Star, suggests "fr e e ju stice."
The Kansas City paper takes up
the theme o f judicial reform, and
it stands on the flat statement
that any suggested reform o f the
rules o f proceedure which still
leaves the judicial game open to
be won by the attorney who is
paid the highest price, or who
ultimately will command it as he
becomes an expert player, is only
a half-way reform; and that half
way reforms either in the judi
cial system or elsewhere do not
count. The paper is explicit in
its definition o f "fr e e ju stice" as
" ‘ Free justice’ means that
there shall be no privately paid
trial advocates. One, then, will
not have to pay a lawyer before
he can get the public courts to
attend to the public business o f
pay a legal counsellor if he wants
to, to tell him how to obey the
law or how to beat the law—
exctly as he might consult with
a non-legal partner or agent on a
matter o f business. But when a
case o f right and wrong gets in
to the courts when justice is free
it will be in the hands o f publicly
paid servants, including men
learned in the law to act as proc
tors or investigators to help the
judge and jury get at the facts
and apply the correct legal prin
ciples to those fa cts."
Just what the Kansas City Star
so radically contends for was the
original purpose in the creation
o f courts o f justice. It was the
primal thought that in all essen
tials justice, like salvation, should
be free; but from the primal
thought to the actual practice is
a far cry as we realize when we
try to conceive o f a court in which
trials are conducted with all par
ticipating attorneys seeking Bole-
ly to help judge and jury to an
understanding o f tbe facts and
the law pertaining thereto.
The clever lawyer will say o f
the attainment o f such a court
that it is a "d re a m ;" and the
most o f us are ready to concede
that the clever lawyer has all
the best o f the argument.
there have been dreams quite as
marvelous as this that have come
true, and this may be o f that
self-same family. There are some
small beginnings in that direc
tion, as instanced in puoiic de
fenders the |"pcor man’s court."
attribution tribunals fop the set
tlement o f business disputes and
the like.— Portland Telegram.
ASKED FOR ARMY
Secretary Garrison Wants That
Sum From Congress.
FOR OEFENSIVE PURPOSES.
H a lf a M illio n T r a in a d M an In E iv a
Y a a ra la H o p a — Oaelaraa P raaidan t
W ils o n W ill T r y to C o n vin c a La a d ers
B ig In c rsa sa la Im p a ra tiv s — Stock of
A m m u n itio n R acom m andad.
GOOD GOODS i
WL NEVER PUT ANY BUT COOO GOODS
INTO OUR STORE. THEY SAY "Q U A LITY IS RE
MEMBERED LONG AFTER THE PRICE IS F6RGOT-
TE N ." THIS IS NOT SO IN OUR STORE. WHEN
YOU BUY FROM US ONCE OUR LOW PRICE WILL
MAKE SUCH A OEEP IMPRESSION ON YOU TH A T
YOU’LL NEVER THINK OF GOING TO ANY OTHER
STORE TO BUY. THIS IS A STRONG THING FOR
US TO SAY. BUT JUST COME IN AND YOU WILL
FIND TH A T IT IS SO. TRY IT.
W ashington—The elan» for the re
organization o f tbe army are nearing
completion and Boon will receive the
prevldent'a approval. A series o f con
ferences has been held at the White
douse between tbe president Secretary
o f War Garrison and the chairmen of
tbe senate and house committees on
The basis o f these conferences w ill
be the report which Secretary o f War
As now worked out the plans provide
Garrison Is preparing with the assist
ance o f tbe most experienced men in for sn army built along tbe following
tbe army. The purpose o f the confer line»:
An Immediate Increase o f between
ences will be to obtain the viewpoint»
o f the legislative leaders and to get 25.000 and 40.000 men and 1.000 offl
their approval o f tbe Garrison plan.
The present enlistment terms to be
Tbe first and most Important point
In relation to the plans appears to be changed to the short enlistment, with
that Secretary Garrison will ask con- a reserve provision which requires the
soldiers to return to the colors upon
Ry the operation o f this plan the
army at the end of Ov# years would
consist o f 600,000 trained men—125,000
In the service and 375.000 prepared to
Join the colors at a moment's notice.
The theory upon which this plan was
worked out was that the American
standing army should be for defensive
purposes only. In other words. It was
prepared upon tbe assumption that the
navy will be Increased to such an ex
tent that it can for a long enough time
protect the two coasts against attack
to give the army a chance to build up
a tremendous force with the 500.000
men as a basis.
The plan provides for the enlarge
ment o f the most Important coast for-
tlAcatlons and the use of the greatest
guns at the principal points.
A general Increase In sll branches of
ordnance and the purchase of a stock
of ammunition plentiful enough to car
ry on an Initial campaign
In addition to the plan for the regu
lar army there will be a number of
suggestions for tbe standardization of
the militia. Because o f the failure of
most of the state organizations to meet
the standards set down by tbe war de
partment It has been deemed Inadvisa
ble to spend any great amount o f fed
Photo by American Press Association.
eral money on these branches. It Is
declared that President Wilson will
urge on the lenders that the proposed
gress at the next session for approxi
Increase Is Imperative.
mately $250,000,000 for the use o f the
W o m a n ’s H o t » M end T ir e .
When Secretary Garrison appointed
Elkhart. Ind.—Several pairs o f wom
a committee o f ranking officers to go
Into the questions they presented the en's hosiery were used In repairing a
various needs o f the army from their tire of an automobile In which a party
viewpoint and then advised the head o f o f tourist* passed through Elkhart
the department that It would require “ W e had to do something to reach this
Handkerchiefs weren't long
$600,000,000 this year to provide these burg.
enough and wo had no tape.'' said one
The secretary took the plans and an of the party, explaining why the worn
alyzed them piece by piece until he has en could not dlamount until new stock
ings had been purchased.
Anally cut the cost by $350,000,000.
N. S E L IG ’S
FA LLS C ITY D E P A R T M E N T STO R E
QUAKE ROCKS MICHIGAN
Windows Broken and Wall Pictures
Fall on Upper Peninsule.
Houghton, Mich., Oct. 4.—An
earth shock at 8 o’clock tonight in
the upper peninsula o f Michigan
broke windows, shook pictures
from the walls, disarranged china
on closet shelves and did other
minor dam age.
Similar disturbances have oc
curred in the mining region in re
cent years a .ad .are thought to be
due to a slipping o f rock near the
CARS FOR LUMBER RUSHED
Southern Pacific Reports 115 on Way
to Willamette Valley Points.
Salem. Or.. Oct. 4.—Speedy re
lief for the lumber industry o f
Oregon, which has been hampered
because o f lack o f cars, was again
promised by the Southern Pacific
officials in San Francisco today,
when notice was sent to the Pub
lic Service Commission that 115
empty cars had passed Ashland,
bound north to SVillamette Valley
A few days ago in response to
inquiry by the Commission, Pres
ident Sproule, o f the Southern
Pacific, telegraphed that 400 emp
ty freight cars were on the way
to Oregon to relieve lumber ship-
peis. As these failed to appear
with the spied deemed desirable,
the Commission again took up the