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FALLS CITY NEWS
FALLS C ITY
MRS. ASQUITH AND
LADY HAIG ACTIVE
DEFENDED IN HOUSE
OREGON, S A TU R D A Y , J A N U A R Y 15, 191«
The Big Piano Voting
Contest Is Now On
C o n g r ts s m a n S h a c ke lfo rd of M is so u ri
R e p lie s to O a r d n e r 's S p e e c h A t t a c h
Husbands' Elevation to High
PositicnsrAccredlted to Them.
G R EA T
IN F L U E N C E
O r»«* Britain Prim » Minister’» W II»
•I Malarial A »»i»*ano» to Him, and
Sh» 1» Probably Moat Influential W o
man In Engliah Polities— Lady Haig
I»uilim . -Tw o women, Mrs. As<|ultb
amt I,mly Haig. are playlug an aotira
part lu Cirvut lirllnin's politic«. To
tbelr work la arcredltvd tbe elevation
of llielr bual.amla to hlgti positions.
The action brought by Mrs. Asqullb,
tbe wife o f tbe prime mluUter. agaluat
the louden Globe to restrain Its editor
from publishing any more letters from
Its readers Indirectly referring to her
as a friend o f German prisoners o f
war Inlerued In Iionnlngtoii Hall bad
niurb more behind It than tbe extreme
ly courageous action o f an Independent
and fearlesa woman.
The prime uilnlster'a w ife la probably
the most Influential woman In Kngllab
politics In modern days. Tbe late
Ituchess o f Devonshire, the “ Double
Duchess,“ ns she was called because
she captured two ducal title« lu aurces
■Ion. that o f lbs seveutli holder o f He*
Manchester title and tbe eighth or
Devonshire, could perhaps have had
greater political power If she could
have persuaded the Indoleut Duke of
Devonshire to accept the office o f prime
minister. Mrs. Asquith, on the other
hand. Is commonly believed to have
materially assisted ber husbaud to thD
high office. His enemies have always
been legion and bis friends not numer
ous, bis character being that of the
serious Scotsman who forms emotional
ties with difficulty.
■Mrs. Asquith, brilliant, witty, tern
peraiurntal and lutellectual and In
variably entertululng, Ims supplied this
dcflcleucy and by ber lact and cbatni
abe has kept unimpaired many imlltl-
cal friendship useful to ber husband.
Tbo withdrawal o f tbe llrltlsb forces
from tbe Gallipoli peninsula la credited
to Mrs. Asquith a advice, coupled with
the recommendation o f Major General
C. C. Monro, who succeeded General
Sir Ian Hamilton as commander at tbe
Dardanelles, which was made public li
the bouse o f lords by Lord Illbblcsdale.
Mrs. Asquith's brother-in-law.
Lady Haig, the w ife o f General Sir
I Kntglss Unlg, w ho baa taken over the
fuuimuml of the British tr o o p In
France as tho successor o f Field Mar
shal Vtscqpnt French, la credited w ith
having exerted great Influence toward
her husband's advancement In the
army. Bho was tho Hon. Maud Vivian,
one o f the "V ivian twins,” who wero
famous as tnalda o f honor to queen
Victoria and Qu«-cn Alexandra. Before
his marriage to Miss Vivian ten years
ago llatg was a favorite with General
French, having served under French
at Aldershot and then accom pnying
him to 8outh Africa durbig the Boer
wsr. Whatever French has been able
to do for Haig bus been done, but bis
present high command Is tbe result
more o f tbe Influence at court o f Lady
Haig, ami Ix>rd Kitchener has been
persuaded by royalty's desires to ad
vance tbe uiati most favored by bis
old euemy. General French. Kir Doug
las Haig was promoted to be a full
general only a year ago, although be
had held the post as chief o f staff In
India for some years, bavlug won It
through tho tufluence o f King F,dward
snd Queen Alexandra.
Blr Douglas and Isidy Hnlg have not
taken any particular pains to assume
any leadership in Londop society since
their marriage nqd have not kept up a
London residence during visits home
from India, spending their time at A l
dershot, where Haig earned tbe nick
name o f “ Von H aig” on account o f his
Prussian thoroughness In military mat
ters and his stern way o f hnndllng sub
ordinates. He and Lady Haig have
tw o children, daughters, named after
the two- queens whom Lady Haig
served—Alexandra Henrietta Louise,
born In I1H»7, and Victoria Doris Ra
chel, boru In 1008.
CURES B IC H LO R ID E POISONING
C in e in n a t i
D o c t o r D is c o v e r s
F o r D e a d ly D r u g .
A n t id o t e
Cincinnati.—rhyslclans at tbe Cin
cinnati g en eral hospital have discover
ed an antidote for bichloride of mer
cury, one o f the most corrosive poisons
Recently Mis* Birdie Talbott took
four o f the deadly tablets. She was
taken to the City hospital writhing In
agony. The physician* gave her copi
oni dotes o f a combination o f drugs
discovered by Professor Martin Fisher
o f tbe medical department o f tbu Cln
clnnatl university. Tbe woman ba»
left tbe boepltal entirely cured.
B u t i n a « * M e n o f Sa le m T e k e
D ra stic
A c tio n to N e g o tie te C o llo d io n s
By unanimous vote the members
o f the Salem Business Men’s lea
gue decided last night to adopt
the method o f advertising for sale
the accounts o f persons from
whom there is apparently no hope
to collect bills by any other me
thod. A definite plan was recom
mended by a committee appointed
at the December meeting to inves
tigate and this plan adopted.
The bringing up of the question
caused some debate, but there
was no contrary vote when the
question was put By the plan
adopted the names o f persons
against whom the accounts are
held will be advertised in the
newspapers and on handbills.
Sales will be made to highest bid
d er.- Salem Statesman.
G E A R Y ’ S PO P U LA R S C H O O L
B o a st»
P a ir s
T w in * .
C la im « R e c o r d F o r O k la h o m a .
Geary, Okla.—The Geary school lays
claim to tbo unique distinction o f hav
ing tnoro pair* of twins attending the
school than any other school o f Its »bee
In tbo state.
At the present time there are seveu
pair* o f twins enrolled and ¡unither girl
attending who has a twin brother, who
will probably start affbr tbe now year.
This will bring the total number of
twin pairs enrolled up to eight. These
twins»*re scattered nil Ibe way through
tbe school from the primary to tbe
H yp h e n a te d C itize n » "
WuHhinjfton, Jan. 10. A defense
o f German-Americans, a demand
that an embargo lie imoosed on
the export o f munition* anti the
proiKKtal to tax the production of
arma and aramuffitions were de
livered in the house ttxlay by Rep
resentative Shackelford o f Mis
souri. He replied to the speech
uttacking "hyphenated citizens,"
made several flays ago by Repre
sentative Gardner o f Massachu
Representative Uhac k e 1 f o r d
charged that a large part of the
demand for increased naval and
military expenditures came from
the munitions makers.
LA D Y
E s t h a r v il la (la .) C o u n t y C l a i m s to H a v s
O ld e s t W o m a n A u t o E n t h u s ia s t .
Ia. — Kstbervllle
claims to have the oldest lady auto
mobile enthusiast In tbu state. If not
In the whole country.
Mrs. M. K. Jehu, aged seveuty-three,
proprietress o f the Esthervllle green
houses, recently purchased a car and
after a few lessons from n demonstra
tor took charge o f the car and expects
to drive It regularly.
Local Merchants Deserve Your Trade and Are
Going to Prove They Merit It.
The Falls City News and Borne : )>ori8 will be given to all persons
o f the merchants o f this vicinity j upon the same condition. The
have inaugurated a popular voting lady’s skill and industry in getting
contest in order to demonstrate to hold o f the votes, going out to her
the people the benefit to be deriv friends and getting votes in the
ed fr »rn buying at home for cash ballot box, will determine her
rather than trading away from standing at the final count.
home or sending their money to
They can undoubtedly afford to
the mail order houses. They are do so. There are hundreds o f dol
giving away absolutely free a lars going from this community to
number o f prizes, the capital prize the mail order houses each week,
being a $400 piano.
to the detriment o f the purchaser,
There will be no favoritism to the home merchant who ought
shown in this grand distribution to receive the trade, and the com
of prizes. Just who will receive' munity in general. Our home mer
the various prizes will be deter chants can and do sell goods for
mined by vote. The lady who re cash at a smaller average selling
ceives the largest number of votes cost and net profit than can or do
will receive first prize, and others the merchants in the larger cities
will receive prizes according to or towns.
They have inaugurated this
their final vote standing until all
contest" believing that
the prizes are awarded.
and do sell goods at a
The girl having the second lar
selling cost and
gest number o f votes will be given
or do the mer
thechoice o f the merchant’s prizes,
cities or towns.
the third contestant second choice
o f remaining prizes, etc.
. The distribution of these prizes
shall be open, fair and above board.
The ballot box will be sealed at all
times and in charge o f a commit
tee chosen by the merchants. this fully believing that it is best
Neither these merchants nor the for all concerned.
I f you know a lady who would
men who hold the ballot box can
to receive one o f the prizes
afford to have this election con-
ducted other than upon the highest* ^ at are 8°*nK
^ ghen awa\
plan o f fairness to all those seek-
name f ° r registration,
ing the prizes. Such safeguard I f you would like one of them tor
will be thrown around this election yourself 3end us >our name and
that all will know beyond a doubt address, or better >et. come into
that whoever receive the various This office and let u stell\ o u a
prizes will have have won them in about it.
a fair and open competion.
^he following are the merchants
are devoting special prizes in
There are three ways and only
three ways to secure votes. Clip
the “ Free Vote Coupon" from The
Falls City Mercantile Co.
Falls City News, pay subscription
at this office, and trade for cash
with the merchants represented in
\V. A. Persey.
this campaign. These vote eou-
Nominating Blank, Popular Voting Contest.
As a young lady worthy to !>eeome a candidate in your
popular Voting Contest, I present this name with the distinct
understanding and agreement that the managers o f the paper
will not divulge my name.
This does not obligate me in any way whatever.
NOT SUITABLE FOR THE CLIMATE
Rochester. N. Y „ Jan.— : Fear
ing the Government did not pro
vide sufficiently warm clothing for
her favorite grandson serving in
the United States Marine Corps,
an elderly lady today brought a
fleecy, handworked comfortable
to the local recruiting station of
the sea soldiers and requested Ser
geant George S. Fynmore to for
ward it to him.
“ Poor Fred may be shaking and
shivering with cold just like the
soldiers in Europe,” she told Fvn-
more, "and this comfortable will
be just the thing. You'll send it
to him, won't you?”
Sergeant Fynmore assured the
old grandmother that it would ba
a privilege and a pleasure to do
25 VOTE COUPON
Send this vote to The Falls City News office within fifteen
days from date and it will count twenty-five votes. No money
required with this coupon.
Dated January 15. 1916.
so. But when he forwarded the
package to Port-Au-Prince. Haiti,
where the grandson is now serv-
ing, he enclosed a note explaining
that the old lady had worked hard
in an endeavor to have the com
fortable finished in time to come
as a Christmas present and that
he didn't have the heart to disil- j
lusion her about the need for such
things in Haiti.
"B u t,” he added in the note.
just by way o f encourrgement,
“ sometime when you’re serving in
Alaska I'll get her to send you a
cake o f ice.”
Prevailing at Our Store
Blankets on sale.
Sweaters on sale.
Ladies and child's cloaks on sale.
Raincoats now on sale.
A whole table of remnant bargains.
A table of dishwear at 10c.
Various other bargains you will find by a
visit to our store.
25-VO TE COUPON
WITH $1 CASH PURCHASE
Falls City’s Largest Store.
rfV w w fV W .
As The Editor Sees It
How many o f our good citizens realize that this
town is dependent to a considerable degree upon
the good will and patronage o f the farm ing com
munity surrounding us? And how many ever give
a second thought to the comfort o f the farm er and
his w ife and children when they come to town?
I f we have never done any thinking along this
line before it is not too late to begin now. L e t’ s
We can not do everything at once, but we can
make a start in the right direction by selecting a
convenient site and build sheds where the farmers
can leave their rigs and hitch their horses and feel
safe in their minds that their teams will not be
frightened by the innumerable automobiles that
are constantly whizzing by.
Some may argue that there are livery hams
and feed sheds where the farmer can stable his
team for a price.
True, there are. But when a man from town
drives out into the country and stops at a farm
house does the farmer charge him a quarter or a
half dollar for a place for his team to stand? Not
a bit o f it. That team is put right in the barn, or
hitched in a safe place away from the road, and
there is no price attached.
And if the town man is thus taken care o f in
the country why shouldn’t the farmer be shown
equal courtesy when he comes to town and spends
his money here?
I f we want the farm er’s trade we will have to
treat him right when he comes to see us. I f we
don’ t he will find other places to go and no one
will have just reason to complain.
This is but one o f the items in the count.
Let's dispose o f it and then tackle the others.