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Rot M m lu t in M m WerM,
In Nodi Cjunty
W sep and
KALLS C IT Y
HAPPENINGS OF THE WEEK
Told by E ich a n g u , Reporters and (loaned From
Other Reliable Sources.
IN OUR MARRETS
Carload« of Brttlsh Columbia t bini
la« Art Boat lato Montana
The government o f British Col
umbia, proceeding on the assump
tion that there will be a big boom
in the lumber trade following the
cessation o f war in Europe, if not
before that time, continues to put
forth every effort to aid the lum
bermen o f that province in cap
turing and controlling foreign
When the United States put
lumber on the free list, British
Columbia lumbermen were aided
by their local government in cap
turing a large part of the Ameri
can m arket Then came the war
which had a depressing effect up
on the lumber, as well as other
lines o f business, but anticipating
that the war must end, and with
its termination will come a heavy
demand for lumber, the British
Columbia government has renew
ed its activity, and is laying plans
to wrest from the Oregon and
Washington lumbermen a large
share o f their former foreign
It was months ago that agents
o f the British Columbia govern
ment were sent into the Eastern
states in the hooe o f building up a
market for British Columbia lum
ber, shipped by way o f the Pana
Ready Market Found
That British Columbia is finding
a ready market for its lumber in
the United States is attested by
the following paragraph in Consul
The plant o f the Shull Lumber
& Shingle Co. (L td ) on the north
o f the Fraser River, a few miles
below New Westminister, British
Columbia, hag just been completed
at an aproximate cost e f $150,000.
It recently made its initial ship
m en t-th ree cars o f shingles to
Montana. It is owned and oper
ated by Americans.
Timber products exported from
British Columbia to the United
States, invoiced through the Con
sulate General at Vancouver, for
the three quarters ended Septem
ber 30, 1914 and 1916, were valued
ut $4,021,635 and $5,622,451, re
City Council Meets
The city council met Monday nifiht
in an adjourned session^ Mayor
Griffin, Auditor McPherren, Council-
men Wonderly, Titus, Brown, Hop-
kina, Bradley and Singleton were
The tax budget was the principal
topic and it was thaved in every poss
ible manner and it was Anally agreed
that s 15 mill levy for all purposes
would tide the city over and keep it
off the rocks for another year.
The city attorney was instructed to
begin proceedings against all delin
quents o f the 1914 street assess
The Falls City Lumber Company
asked a reduction in their water
rate owing to the fact that the mill
was not in operation. It was agreed
that it was no fault o f the council
that the mill was idle. As the water
was furnished for fln> protection and
not for sluicing out ponds, it was de
cided that the company was getting
all they paid for and the council de
clined to grant any reduction.
POLK COUNTY FAIR
According to the Polk County Ob
server it it extremely doubtful if the
county commissioners make an ap
propriation for the county fair next
year. The Observer observes thst
the many complaints registered is
the cause o f the decision o f the com
It is to be regretted that the fair
was not managed so as to give satis
faction to at least a majority o f the
citizens o f Polk county living outside
o f Dallas. There seems to be a feel
ing in many localities that Dallas
wants to hog everything, which is
probably a wrong idea, but if they
believe it, the effect is jusl as bad as
if it were true. The publicity de
partment was, perhaps, a little short
sighted and failed in getting it pro
perly advertised, but probably they
would adopt different tactics next
year. You know that "som e" learn
only by experience.
The President's Plan
The “ President'« Plan’ ’ to recruit
the army does not look good. There
is something hidden from the public.
The training o f 400,000 citizens two
months each year for six years is but
the forerunner o f sinister designs
upon the people. The manufacturer
o f munitions o f war are lotting
Woodrow on the back and telling
him that he is it with a big “ 1“ and
the poor dolt has fallen for it. These
manufacturers would like to create
a war spirit in the United States in
order that war may not become a
lost art. They are opposed to "beat
ing the sword into plowshares and
the spears into pruning hooks". Die
United States Ands it difficult to re
cruit the army and navy notwith
standing the highly colored pictures
o f soldier life that adorn every post-
office in the land. The average
American does not fancy selling his
"birtftright’’ for a paltry $13 per
and become a sculiien and bootblack
for some dissolute and vicious army
officer. Clean up on these gold-
braided gentry and make the life of
a common soldier bearable and there
will be less trouble in recruiting.
Polk County School Items
OREGON, SA TU R D A Y . NOVEMBER ¡¿0, 1916
Saloons Must Pay Taxes Now
H O S E
A U T H E FA M ILY
Dean Galloway Says Moro Ma
chinery Will Be Used.
EDUCATION IS IN DEMAND.
WOODEN LEG SAVES HIM.
Etcjqsai Serious Injuries In
ffiqht With Boar.
Bunbury, Pa,—H U wooden les spared
him severe Injuries In a buttle wltb a
hear, arcoi'dlng to Johu Davison, a*
Catuwbom mountain fanner, vvbo Ursa
near (be town o f (but name.
Davison, according to bis story, was
riding horseback aloug the 8 usque
hauua river, wblcb skirts dense inoun-
luln growtha at tbU point, wben be
saw u black bear flabing in the Pus-
quelianiia. It would dive down and
then come up with a fish in Ita mouth,
be ku Id.
Angry at bla approach. Bruin drop-
lied a U*b and ruv « cha*e, hut Davi
son drew Us revolver and Bred. Ue
missed It. and Ibe ualmal came on a ft
er him and bit and clawed at bis
wooden leg. H e tired again, and then
a freight train upprouebed on a rail
road near by. This, together wltb tbe
tooting o f Ibe locomotive's whistle,
cooled Ibe brute's angry passions, and
It dropped to Ita feet and ambled off.
dlsap|>earlug In tbe woods.
Trainmen declare they have frequent
ly seen bears In tbU territory, and tbe
farmer exhibited a torn pair o f trouaera
snd lacerated wooden leg to gaping In
tion ef Rural O.v.lopmsnt— Look*
"Blight of Poooantry.”
Albany. N. Y.—Beverly T. Galloway,
dean o f tbe New York State College of
Agriculture at Cornell, spoke at tbe re
cent convocation o f the I'BlrersUy of
tbe State o f New York ou "T b e School
and the Farm o f tbe future ” He out
lined his concepilon of the future farm
and Ita place in tbe life o f the uutlun.
then analyzed tbe forces which are
making for rural development In Ibis
country and gave bis Ideas o f tbe prop
er organization of these forces to se
cur« a satisfying country life.
The great problem, according to Dean
Galloway, was whether tbe fu lle d
State« would lie able.to develop a |*er
ONLV COME INTO OUR
VOUR FEET INTO A PAIR
Professor Tells Opticiens Thst Color
Weakens Littles Ones’ 8ight.
Pittsburgh.— Babies* eye« are being
ruined by white walls, whlto dresses
and white carriages, said Profeasor K.
A. Woll o f Columbia university. New
York, recently before tbe nineteenth
annual convention o f the Pennsylvanie
Optical society In a local hotel.
“ I f you care fo r tbe health of tbe
youngaler the w orit color you can
have on tbe walls o f bis nursery or
bedroom Is white." be said. "Babies’
eyes are spoiled by white dresses nod
Neutral and dark
tints should he used. The dress, car
riage and walls of rooms In which
baby spends most of tbe time should
be o f some tan or neutral tin t either
a llgbt brown or a green gray. This
applies to tbe dress of tbe nurse and
tbe mother as welL"
BEAR SAVES KEEPER
FROM HUNGRY MATE
STORE AND S U P
OF OUR SHOES.
WELL. AND FEEL SO
GOOD. AND THE PRICE WILL BE SO LOW TH AT
WILL GIUE YOU
SUCH LONG WEAR TH AT YOU WILL COME TO
US THE REST OF YOUR U F E WHEN YOU
OUR HOSIERY WILL PLEASE YOU. TOO.
WHITE RUINS BABIES’ EYES.
Driven Away After Attacking
Prospective 200 Pound Meal.
LESS LABOR ON
North Yakima, Wash., Nov. 15.
— Retail liquor dealers In Yakima
county must pay their 1915 taxes
now, not In-ing allowed to wait!
until the taxes ure regularly due
next February. County Treasurer
Wood holds that since the state is
going dry the firat o f the year,
saloon property comes under the
classification o f that which is in
danger of being dissipated or re
moved, and unless the remaining
16 o f the 26 liquor dealers who
have not already settled do so at
once and the sheriff will see if he Head ot New York Stats Agricultural
Collag* at Cornsll G<v#t His Conesp-
can get the money.
Mr. L. P. Harrington and Mr. N.
C. Maris, Field Workers from the
State Superintendent’s Office, each
spent a week in Polk county recent
ly working on Industrial Club Work,
visiting schools during the day and
talking with the children relative to
this work and attending night meet
ings in the community at night.
New Turk.—An unscheduled perform
The Industrial Work in Polk coun ance of Androcles and tbe Hon was
ty is starting out in an excellent way. staged recently In the Central park
polar bear (auk. Jim Coyle, tbe keep
Mr. W. A. Barr of the Oregon A g
er, was Androcles. His namesake. Jim.
riculture College has also been with (be patriarch o f tbe bear colony, play
us the past two weeks and has been ed the lion, while bis consort, Molly,
working with the children on the was the crowd of wild animals o f tbe
Dairy Herd Record Keeping, in arc us, whose role was to eat tbe mar
which work many of the pupils over
At 2:15 o'clock p. to. Androcles.
the county have entered. We now equipped with bip boots and a monkey
have the best enrollment in this work wrench, went into tbe tank to repair
that we have ever had. The plans the drain at tbe bottom. Jim and Mol
ly retired upstage on tbe rocks and
are such that the children are taking
looked at blul. Androcles went ahead
great interest in it and it is going to wltb his work, bending over into tbe
be much more profitable than it has water. wt:b bis back to tbe animals.
Androcles' 200 pounds caught Molly's
ever been fff the past.
The Gooseneck School became stan- eye.
An Instant later sbe Jumped, and it
daraN ov. 12th with Miss Ella Mehr-
ling as teacher and the following would have been all up wltb Andro-
school board: Mrs. Elsie Bartlett as 1 rlea If Jim bad remained n spectator.
clerk; Mrs. White, Mr. Ed. Kucher He Jumped after MoWy and caught her
. by the throat, while Androcles clam-
and Mr. J. F. Rhodes as directors.
From the White House, on elec
tion night, came no comment on
the results o f this year’ s voting.
The only statement forthcoming
was that the President had gone
to bed. As we recall, the stereo
typed despatch from Fairview,
L iftoln , Nebraska, on the elec
tion nights o f 1896, 1900 and
1908, read: ‘ ‘Mr. Bryan retired
O IT Y
their relation to tbe present radier Chah
Ibe teaching o f words and their rela
tion to the past. I am not so much
concerned wltb making more farmers
• s I am with making lietter ones.
“ Tbe school must concern itself more
and more with the needs o f tbe peo-
] pie nnd be more o f a community cen-
M U U I T. G A L L O W A Y
; 1er, wltb the teacher as a community
The mere Introduction o f
manent agriculture without "pcasantiz- builder.
Ing" those who must look to tbe land 'agriculture' Into the school will not
for a living. He said:
accomplish the ends desired, and it
“ Wherever is found a permanent and must be fully realized that tbe school
successful agriculture, measured mere Is not for the preparation o f Ufa. but
ly by the maintenance o f soil fertility lj Hie Itself.”
and high average crop yields, there Is
found a peasantlzed and labor depress
ed people whose days are full o f toil
LED A “ DOG’S LIFE.”
and whose minds have never been giv
en much opportunity for growth.
Saloon Keeper Tells Court Ho Slept In
“ Even In this couutry more than a
Room With Fifteen Canines.
million farmers Uve aod support their
St. Louis.—Sleeping In the room and
families on a labor Income o f less than tbe bed with as many as fifteen dogs
a hundred dollars a year, dud very lit Is a dog's life, according to Kdward
tle o f this Income actually comes to tbe Klader. a former saloon keeper, now
farmer as money. So. despite all that living In Bellevue, who recently sued
has been said regarding tbe delights, for divorce.
(be independence, tbe freedom and the
The dogs belonged to his wife, Ida.
self sufficiency o f tbe farm, people are the petition stated. It Is said that sbe
turning from i t
also permitted chickens s free runway
“ W bile there has been a steady de of the saloon, and when R ader at
crease in tbe percentage o f our popula tempted to drive out tbe dogs be says
tlon engaged in agriculture, the per his «life threatened blm with a club.
capita production o f our staple crops
has been increasing. This is primarily
Old Gas Wall Does Duty.
due to the utilisation o f machinery,
Napoleon. O.—A gas well sealed up
making it practicable to more and
In disgust twcnty-seT«n years ago is
more utilize horsepower and other pow
now being used for lighting, beating
er instead o f man power.
"Despite tbe fact that In practically and cooking pnr|ioaes by former Sheriff
D. W. Sanglct on his farm near here.
all other countries the intensity o f tbe
farming has Increased with the density Wben his nelgbtwr* recently began us
of population, this need not follow ing the gas from tbe Napoleon-Wause-
here. It would be unfortunate If It did on pipe line he retailed the abandoned
follow, because an Intensive agricul Will and had It eased and pipes laid
ture has been practicable only where to the house.
there Is an oversupply o f human la
bor Tbe bountiful crops from small
areas have been made possible only l»y
tbe toil and sweat o f tbe man who.
while be Is able to produce these re
■ults, must do ao at tbe expense o f tbe
mental, nnd i might almost say tbe
moral, side of his being. This Is agri
cultural peasantry In its worst form.
“ Tbe farm o f tbe future will so util
ise modern labor saving devices and
efficiency methods that human labor
tiered out o f the nrenn, with only a will be reduced to a minimum, and tbe
scratch on the back o f his band to farmer and his children will have time,
show where the bear’s tcetb bad opportunity and means o f living a sat
Isfactory, wholesome life. It will prob
Hill 8nyder. bead keeper, nnd bla ably mean a farm o f average size.
three assistants heard Androcles using
“ W e may look forward to perma
strong language and hurried up wltb nent husbandry, freed from tbe blight
pointed Iron bars A fter five minutes' o f peasantry, standing squarely for its
persuasion they separated the couple, place in tbe affaira o f the nation, but
while tbe martyr went into tbe police
recognising Its relations nnd responsi
station to recuperate.
bilities to other industries, and recog
“That bear Jim," said Snyder, "has
nlztng, further, that the fullest nnd
been here ten years and has never glr*
best development o f one cau be attain
en us any trouble. Molly baa been
ed only through tbe fullest and best de
here six and keeps you guessing every
velopment o f all.
Yes, sir, bears are funny.
"T h e demand Is for education that
You dareu't turn your back on 'em—
vtfU .teach tbe meaning e f things _»nd
Cuts Third Sot of Tssth.
Sandusky.—John Brooks, elgbty-two.
is getting his third set o f teeth. Brooks
is a civil war veteran and Uvea in Cot
tage M. Ohio Soldiers and Sailors’
home. Ills grandmother, he says, cut
her third set o f teeth at ninety-four.
There was a call meeting of the
Business Men’s League Tuesday
night at the Bank to take action
on a letter received by the League
in regard to the rate hearing at
Tort land. The letter explains it
self, and is as follows:
WILLAMETTE VALLEY LUMBER MAJICrRS
SIS Lumbermens Bid.
Portland, On. Nov. 10, ISM
Fells City Commentai Club.
Fell* City. Oregon.
We with to lake thie opportunity of thank
ing you lor tbs rpltndld »apport you hsvo
(Ivon ue in the detente ol tbe prêtant Willem
ette Valley rates on lumber. Tbte concerted
notion on U s pert ol tbs Commercial Organi
sations of Western Oregon has shown many
Interests o l Portland thst we a n alive to our
just sends snd thst ws wlU stand w ild ly lor
what w e believe to be our rights
Wo hardly think thst It trill be necessary
for you to bo represented st tbs bearing in
Portland on the 1Kb se the Commissioner» w ill
simply take testimony from ;the .Railroad and
tbe shippers of lumber.
If we w est any further assistance, we know
thst you w ill be glad to help us.
Tours very truly.
Jay. 8. Hamilton, Secy.
Nineteen dollars and fifty cents
had been subscribed to defray the
expenses of the delegates to the
■nesting, but as it was not neces
sary for them to go tbe meeting
was called to decide i f tbe money
be returned to the subscribers or
placed in the treasury to defray
other expenses as they m ight arise.
A m ajority o f the subscribers being
present it was decided to place it
in tbs treasury.
Questi jns of interest to the wel
fare o f the city were discussed, par
ticularly the repair o f North Mein
street where hesvy trafic had cut
ruts I t was pointed out that a
few yards of crushed rock ju di
ciously used at this time would
treasurer said that he had received
about $75 in road taxes from the
county that he imagined might be
used for that purpose, snd accord-
ingle a committee composed of Kd
Rich. G. D. Treat and W. F. Nich
ols wore a pointed to present the
matter to the council snd ask that
the repairs be made.
The special rood levy to be vot
ed on at Oakhurst Saturday, N ov
ember 27 was up for discussion,
ft was explained th st the reason
that the election was to be held at
Oakhurst was that at tbe time the
notices were issued it was believed
that Falla City was a separate
road district snd would not vote
on the questions, but it was learn
ed later thst the city was still in
Road District No 21, but it was to
lato to change tho place of election.
The necessity of voting a small
special tax was urged on the
grounds that if a tpecial tax was
voted it had been customary for
tbs County Court to allow the dis
trict all ol the road money whereas
if none were voted thirty por cent
went into the general road fund.
The meeting adjourned to meet
Tuesday. December 8, in T oller’s