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FALLS CITY NEWS
PALLS CITY OREGON, S A T U R D A Y , APR IL 22. 1916
V O L . X II
Colonel George A. Dodd, Cav
alry Leader In Mexico.
olfi u»e a g i'lu s t baurbu.g
o ff on A u g 14, an d on Kept, u th e cn
etny begun Its re tre a t fro m th e M artin
to A lan «. During tb l» I lia c Geueral
D ulm U 's niuiy fo u g h t e v e ry d a ), all
day and n ig h t . a well
1.title la kaoiva of General Duhull's
previous career or iivrsunullty. lb-fore
the war be was regarded us a profound
student of military ntTalrs. He w aste
oently decorated with the cross o f the
l egion of Honor. The comuniud o f the
defense of Paris Is one of the most Im
portant mltltsry posts In Praucs.
C O N TRAS TS
OENBItAL A. y. B. DC BAIL.
W hile the allied armies were executing
their retreat from Belgium General
Duball was assigned the task o f hold-
Ing the Lorraine frontier. He had nl-
ready led bis army halfway to Saar-
burx. bnt was ordered to retire. The
H is M istake.
•'Mow did you lone your last Job?"
“ I w ss fired for tanking a mistake.”
“That seems unfair. W e are all 11-
able tn make mistakes."
; “ Yea, but I told the Imss that be
j couldn't get along without m e."—De-
trolt Free Press.. .
FALLS CITY NKWH BIKLAl'.
A new revolution has been
launched in Mexico with General
Antonio I. Villareal at the head.
Probably it is the real Villa.
Plans for the new bridge across
the Willamette river at Salem are
ready for bids as soon as the Polk
County Court approves o f them.
The Anti Saloon League of
Oregon has prepared some lead
ing questions to put to state sen
ators and representatives. Their
answers or refusals will be pub
Sheridan has woke up to the
fact that there is a speed ordi
nance in that city regulating the
speed o f automobiles. A couple
o f speeders were soused a few
Sundays ago and made to cough
up $6 each.
Business and Politics
When the progressive political
wave washed over the country
several years ago it drowned a lot
o f machine jxiliticians who had
effected combinations between
business and politics that were a
mighty poor thing for the country.
The change wa3 good for every
body, since reputable business in
terests were awakened to the ne
cessity o f cutting loose from the
leeches that had grown fat by
means o f leading the innocents to
believe the false theory that Con
gress and legislature need manip
ulation. Thank heavens, such old-
fashioned notions have been re
vised, and sensible business men
can now go before Congress in
confidence that facts, figures and
arguments are more potent than
paying for "grease” for political
Pottsville, Penn.,, has put the
ban on fat or "flo ss y " teachers.
The School Board decided that
W hat’ s The Game
the fat teacher would find it d if
A lot of "clever ideas” have
ficult to climb steep hills and the
lieen born in New York recently,
"flo ss y " teacher would spend too
all o f which were supposed to fur
much time admiring herself.
nish a very plain way by which
country might nominate a
Up to April 8th 176,246 voters
from New York. A fte r
had been registered at the Sec
retary o f State’s office. O f that all that has been said and written
number 117,610 were Republi concerning the wisdom and power
cans, 44,286 Democrats; 1,000 o f Wall Street, it is extraordinary
Progressives, 4,183 Prohi., 4,126 to find how stupidly the big busi
Socialists and 5,091 misceleneous. ness interests work. As an in:
stance the U nion League Club has
A flag pole measuring 165 feet butted in and endorsed Mr. Root
was shipped Tuesday from the for President. The public simply
piling camp o f Henry Hall near responds with the q u e s t i o n :
Chehalis, Wash., to New York. "W h a t’s the game?”
It measured 30 inches at the base
and eight inches at top. Four
flatcars were required to trans
claims to be from N e b r a s k a .
An attempt will be made to Again the public simply responds:
force Secretary o f State Olcott to “ Very good, what’s the game?”
place the name o f Charles R. A hundred or more o f the biggest
Hughes on the ballot as Republi newspapers o f the country car
can candidate for president. ried paid advertisements for one
Hughes objects but the petition o f the Du Pont’s, who is running
ers insist that they have a right for President. The public smiled
curiously and remarked that the
to vote for him if they w ant to.
thing smells too much like powder.
Again they asked: “ W hat’s the
AUTHOR O F "PECK’ S
Colonel Roosevelt pulls a new
BAD BOY DEAD.”
stunt every day in his attempt to
Geo. W. Peck, the author o f
pin a tag on the elephant. The
"P e c k ’s Bad Boy” and for two
terms w as Governor o f Wiscon people always had a hard time in
following the Colonel, and they are
sin, and once Mayor ofr Milwau
not sure yet as to his exact party
kee, died April 16, after a short
identity. So they want to know
illness at the age o f 75.
about some o f his games to.
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War Has Not Ended
British Red Tape
No Monopoly of Patriotism
The deliberate effort to mix
partisan politics in foreign affairs
is illustrated by this paragraph
Trader First Instructed to Increase from the Portland, Ore., Journal:
His Bill $ 1 0 0 0 . and Thon is Paid
Twice by Government Bureau.
“ People who are trying to sub
marine the Wilson administration
should be forcibly reminded that
British red tape is as wonderful it has the nation’s honor on board.”
I f that means anything at all,
as ever. Here is a story going
means that in tho opinion of
around o f the clubs. Recently a
maintenance o f the
contractor who supplies the gov
ernment with some material sent
It may be
in a bill for $2000. He received
the bill back with the informa just as well to let the Journal and
tion that others charged $3000, all other Democrats know that
and he would have to he allowed the nation’s honor is not monopo
the same amount. The trader lized by any one man or by any
made no complaint'and accepted ; one party. A part can never be
greater than the whole. By its
the check for $3000.
A week or two later the trader action, either the Republican party
received another check for $3000. or the L>emocratic party may em
He sent it back intimating that barrass the government or give it
he had already received payment cause for pride, but national honor
in full. He soon received the never did and never will depend
check again, enclosed with a let I upon the continuance or retirment
ter, which was to the effect that of any party that ever did exist
| the department in question had or ever will exist.
Moreover, it is also a good time
made no mistake and could not
to let all Democrats understand
make a mistake.
Ev e r On
The Alert F o r
Ever desiring to give our customers more
than they expect.
Recently bought a full sized bottle in an ex
cellent catsup, usual price 25c, we got it at
a bargain and price at
Peanut butter, glass jars
Try the canned peach at special
Onion sets 3-pounds
Do you buy baker’s bread, try Butternut,
you w ill repeat.
Selig’s Cash Price Store,
“ Meeting and Beating Competition” .
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O BJECTS OF C H A R ITY.
Space and copies.of his paper go to make up the news
paper man’ s entire stock in trade. These two are all that he
has to offer for sale to the public, and no one has as yet given
any sprt o f satisfactory reasons why he should ever be asked
to donate them.
One thing newspaper people will never be able to under
stand is why any person will walk into a newspaper office
and make himself or herself an object o f charity and insist
upon what they would disdain to ask for in any other shop or
place o f business in the town: The principle is the same in
the newspaper office as in the dry goods store, the grocery,
the drug store, and what a great many people need is to re
cognize it as the same and get off the newspaper list.
Advertising space in the newspaper is for sale, not to
give away. It has a certain value in itself that makes it
worth money. Copies o f the newspapers are for sale— not to
give away. I f they are worth having, they are worth the
exceedingly small price asked for them.
The public, or at least a large portion o f it, has some
very erroneous ideas about these matters, and it is bwt just
to the newspaper folk that their ideas be corrected in accord
ance with the same business principles that prevail in all
other business establishments.
In a vast majority o f cases this generous charity on the
part o f the newspapers is blissfully taken for gran ted, and
the paper’ s liberality is abused. That which is purely a
favor is accepted as a matter o f course, and what should be
requests are couched as demands.
When the courtesy has been performed there is rarely
appreciation and more often dissatisfaction- generally silence.
The result in many other towns and cities is that a ban
has been put upon all free publicity, no matter what i1» object
—even upon church notices. In these cities such favors as
the press bestows are properly appreciated and valued.— The
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Many people throw aour milk away.
Wise ones utilize It
By draining off
the water the curd ri«roalns as a solid.
Put a cupful of curd In a cheesecloth
and twist the loose ends together and
hang It where It w ill drain overnight.
In the morning place it In a dish and
flake It with n fork and salt. Give It
to the children and tell them It is the
same thing that Miss Mullet waa eat
ing when along cam/« the Bidder.— N ew
W h at It an E d it o r !
The editor Is the man upon whom
wo rely to preserve the standard of
literature. Without editors, orthogra
phy. etymology, syntax and punctua
tion would soon fall. The beauty about
editors Is that they are independent
and uncompromising. They yield noth
ing to the rabble for the sake of prof
its. I f they print blood and thunder
stories, mushy love talers and plati
tudinous essays. It Is not to make
money, but merely because they know
thnt If the public doesn't get this kind
of reading It will And worse mischief
else w here.—LI fe.
11 I l i
M ilitary Q ovsrnor of P a ris.
General A. V. K. Dubnll. who was re
cently appointed military governor of
Paris. Is a rcteran of the Krnnco-Prus-
alan w ar and Is alxty-tlve years old.
He succeeded General Mlohael Ms
noury, who retired because of ill
health. Some time ago. while on n
tour of Inspei-tlou at the front, General
Manoury was struck by a bullet which
destroyed bis left eye and broke his
Jaw. Since then hts health has been
In the operations leading up to utid
following the battle of the Marne Gen-
eral Dubnll played an Important part.
A Lan d W here E xtre m e s Meet E ve n In
It* W eather Conditions.
Mexico Is the land o f contrasts, of
great riches and extreme poverty, a
few of its people uiasalug millions,
wtitle myriads are starving; a place
where the most modern machinery may
be found In operation at the very side
o f the most primitive method o f ac
complishing the same end. w here beau-
j tlful architecture la In rontrnat with
adobe huts and where »billing automo
biles of the latest design whirl past
sleepy ox tenuis hauling curls with
kolld wooden slabs for wheels Identical
with the design which was n»e,l at the
time of the Spanish compiest.
Pausing down n prominent street tn
almost any of the large Mexican cities
there may be seen fashionably dressed
gentlemen who look very much as
(hough they were Just us much at
Ply see» or Fifth avenue.
or preceding them, however, will be a
sandaled peon clad In linen trouseru
and a blouse, with hts 'serape' thrown
over Ills shoulder und his bend protect
ed by n wide brimmed sombrero and
Ida entire worldly |ioaseHSloiis upon his
In the next block one may meet an
Indian woman, barefoot und with un
covered bead, a child slung In the “ re-
bona*' over her shoulder. About her
there Is n suggestion of garlic, onions
and pulque, while punning along the
same street, comfortably ensconced In
her victoria, dressed tu u latest Pari
sian creation, rolls milady, also o f the
A gorgeously appointed funeral car
■ ■curing the remains o f one whose fam
ily can ntford this expeusc may arrive
at the burial place simultaneously with
three« or four peons, packing on their
»boulders the body o f a comrade In a
plainly painted coltlu. the use of which
Is renttsl und which will bo returned
after tho body ts given interment.
One story and possibly »Ingle room
,udobe houses plastered in colors adjoin
large structures of elaborate architec
ture. and the |KK>r peon iiusstng along
to his humble abode may catch a
glimpse through n spacious doorway of
a beautiful patio adorned with flowers
I.ater when he sits
down to tils tortillas and frljoles bis
next door neighbor ts probably being
served with the richest viands and the
Hack In the country dlstrk'tu tho
whirr of a sewing machine may bo
heard corning from a cane or a mud
hut. while the head o f the house may
l«e seen scratching the ground with a
crude plow o f essentially the same de
sign as those used In Mesopotamia In
the time of Nebuchadnezzar or thrash
ing his grain by driving animals over It.
The climate, too, has Its extremes,
and In the highlands the nights are
cold, while the sunny side of the street
ut noon Is too warm for comfort. Tho
lowlands have days o f intense torrid
heat, prcccdlug others when a strong
“norther" chills to the hone. Months
of drought, during which little If any
ralu falls, are succeeded by intervals
when rain may be expected for a part
of every day.
O f such contrasts Is
Mexico, once called the “treasure house
of the w orld."—Geographic Society Bul
The National Capital
The officers ut Klamath Kalla,
By J. I . Jones.
Oregon are after the "punch
hoards’ 1 and various dice games. -i-t-H -H -K -I-l-l-l-H -H -H -F -H - + + + H-
•l- H - H - H - l- l M " l 1 1 I M
W hen General Fnnston diapatclMd
the imnltlre t«xpe<IIUou Into Mexico In
puntult of Villa'« bandit» bo »ele< It-<1
Colonel Gaorge A. I*odd to command
Ibn cavalry brigade. Ill* choice won
vindicated when one of Colonel Dodd's
column» composed of 400 troo(M‘r» of
the Seventh cavalry amaahed V illa'»
force of bandit» and Ya<|iil Indtaua
near Ouerrero. Iu the pursuit o f Villa
the United States troopers outrode the
bandit, who la suppoeed to be one of
tlie hardest riding, fautent moving
troop leaders that w ar has produced.
Iu nrmy circles the auccoan of Colouel
Iiodd bus been a source of great »alls-
Colonel Iiodd In a native o f I'cnnsyl-
vanla, the son of Lleutcuaut Allen G.
Iiodd, who was killed before refers-
burg In the civil war.
W eal Point In 1872 and four years
later was graduated
Appointed to the
cavalry arm of thi« service, be reached
the grade o f captain In lxv.i
he wan made a major and seven years
later received hln commission as colo
nel. H e served on the general staff In
1908. Colonel Dodd has seen much
service, most of It In the Indian cam-
palgns Iu the southwest.
there and Iu tin« Philippines was large
ly responsible for his getting tho pres
Tall, wiry, bronzed
by the nun of many campaigns, be will
be sixty-four years old next July,
when he will retire for uge. He Is still
physically fit. Ills bobby Is physical
training, and he Instituted the army's
“monkey drill," or setting up exercise».
Ou account of III health Colonel
Dodd's son, Chsrle». wns forced to re
tire from the Philippine constabulary
after aeven years' service ns lieuten
ant. lie hs.s tw o other sons nud three
daughters, two o f whom are married to
army officers. Mrs. George A. Dodd
lives at Ithaca, N. V.
IN M EXICO.
News and Comment
that a series o f foreign "crises" fairly and impartially. They will
will not be permitted to cover up weigh it in the balance and if they
a multitude o f official sins for find it wanting, they will not hesi
which the present administration
tate one moment to so declare.
should be and will be called to
account. W e have not yet fallen They will not judge it by one or
so low in civic standards—we are two acts—by its foreign policies
not so absolutely wanting in states or its domestic policies alone.
manship. that we must give popu They will take its whole record
lar approval to a part}* that has into consideration and cast their
broken practically all its impor ballots as seems to them wisest for
tant campaign pledges, for fear the good of our common country
we shall sacrifice the nation's whose chief purpose is to promote
our welfare at home through all
Next November the American years o f peace, rather than to
people will put the Democratic ad solve the problems o f rare and
ministration on trial and judge it uncertain periods o f war.