FALLS CITY NEWS FALLS C ITY VOI.. XII MRS. ASQUITH AND LADY HAIG ACTIVE GERMAN-AMERICANS DEFENDED IN HOUSE OREGON, S A TU R D A Y , J A N U A R Y 15, 191« The Big Piano Voting January Bargains 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 in g Husbands' Elevation to High PositicnsrAccredlted to Them. HAVE 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 Also Powerful. * » 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 known. 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. J WILL ADVERTISE SLOW ACCOUNTS 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» Sevan P a ir s of 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 senior class. OLD ■ 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 setts. 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. •t No. 20. LA D Y DRIVES CAR. 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 . Esthervllle. Ia. — Kstbervllle now 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. Arc Now 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 "popular contest" believing that the prizes are awarded. they can and do sell goods at a The girl having the second lar smaller average selling cost and gest number o f votes will be given het profit than can or do the mer thechoice o f the merchant’s prizes, chants in the larger cities or towns. the third contestant second choice Merchants ask their neighbors and o f remaining prizes, etc. friends to cooperate with them . The distribution of these prizes during thi* "Popular Voting Con shall be open, fair and above board. test" by giving full patronage to The ballot box will be sealed at all your own home town. They ask 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 like 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- us 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 who are devoting special prizes in There are three ways and only this contest: three ways to secure votes. Clip N. Selig, the “ Free Vote Coupon" from The Falls City Mercantile Co. Falls City News, pay subscription J. C. Talbott, ¡¡$& at this office, and trade for cash M. L. Thompson, with the merchants represented in \V. A. Persey. this campaign. These vote eou- 1 sal ! S® H Nominating Blank, Popular Voting Contest. 191« i l i ££> iS Address.......................................................••• 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. Signed Address ¡Is i 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. SÉ» lì Vote For. Dated January 15. 1916. ■ §3 ---------- — 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.” M 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 SELIG’S, Falls City’s Largest Store. »SSSSSSB3 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 begin. 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.