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Official Newspaper of the City ef Falla City
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OF CURRENT WEEK
They Will Lend Money to Farmers.
Of General Interest
R. M. Wondarly, Counollmau at-Larfa
Q. W. Rrentner,
George C. March,
C. J. Bradley,
I . G. S i n g l e t o n .
C. L. Hopkins,
C, E. McPherren, Auditor and Police Ji
Walter L. Too««? Jr.. City Attorney.
Pat Murphy. Marshal and Water Supt.
M. L. Thompson. Treasurer
Dr. F. M. Hellwarth. Health Officer,
TheCouncil meets in regular session on the first
Monday night of each mouth, at 7 JO o ’clock, in
the office of the Fall* City Newt.
p r o f e s s io n a l C a rO s
UNIVERSAL HAPPENINGS IN A NUTSHEU
Uve News Items of AU Nations and
Pacific Northwest Condensed
for Our Busy Readers.
F. M. HELLWARTH
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office one door east of P. 0 .
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Sem ple R oom s
Bost A ccom m odations
Bohie’s Barber Shops
Falls City, Oregon
Where van eta get a Shave, la ir Cat, Bath
Agent for Balias Steam Laiadry
Bundles forwarded Tuesday evening
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R. L. C H A P M A N
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Falls City, Oregon.
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Passenger Train Schedule
Effective Oct. 4,1914
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Owing to court duties. Justice Bran-
deis will not accept appointment on
the commission to settle the Mexican
Human blood from recovered victims
of infantile paralysis, ia being used as
serum to combat the disease in New
A San Francisco contracting firm is
expected to get the job of building
Portland’s million-dollar postoffice, be
cause o f its low bid.
For the first time since July 8 a
heavy rain fell in the battle area,
breaking the long drought and one of
the longest heat waves in recent years.
A California farmer is cultivating
jimpeon weed, considered a pest in
this country, but which is used as a
household remedy in China;, and prin
cipally for asthma.
Oregon shippers are facing ruin be
cause of the car shortage. A deficit
of 975 cars on the Southern Pacific in
Oregon is shown by the Public Service
The wheat and apple crop o f the Pa
cific Northwest will be materially
larger than heretofore estimated, ac
cording to the crop report o f the de
partment o f Agriculture.
G. L. H A W K I N S
Secretary Baker has mapped out ar
guments to be used in the campaign
for the re-election of President Wilson.
The British torpedo boat destroyer
Lassoo sank Sunday off the Dutch
coast, having struck a mine or been
torpedoed. Six of the crew are miss
F. D roege, Proprietor
Candidate Hughes, speaking to wo
men only in Spokane, addressed them
as “ fellow citizens.'*
An insane fugitive from the Oregon
asylum, terrorizes citizens of Salem,
and it is feared he may reach his home
and do bodily barm to his family.
b u s i n e s s C a rD s
Oregon troops on the border have
just received their first payment for
The U. S. forestry reports practi
cally no damage by tires in the na
tional forests in the Northwest, thus
far this season.
A. C. POWSRS. AOtWT
President Wilson is conferring with
the railroad officials and employes in
the hope o f finding amicable adjust
ment of their differences. The im
pression grows that arbitration in
some form will be agreed upon.
The price o f milk by the pint was
raised in New York City, retailers as
serting the advance was necessary ow
ing to the increased cost o f supplies,
principally bottles. The price of milk
by the quart remains unchanged.
The Italian dreadnought Leonardo
da Vinci caught fire and blew up in the
harbor of Trant, Italy, and 400 of her
crew were drowned, says a Turin dis
patch to the Petit Journal.
o f the disaster is given only as a day
Chinese troops have attacked the
Japanese garrison at Chengchiatun,
between Mukden and Chaoyangfu, and
have killed or wodnded 17 Japanese
soldiers and killed one officer. A c
cording to official advices from Cheng
chiatun, the Japanese barracks now is
being besieged by the Chinese soldiers.
Heavy advances in the price of flour
are announced in Chicago.
The Bartlett pear picking season is
now in full swing in the Rogue River
valley, Oregon, and all indications
point to a <1,000,000 pear and apple
PASSED BY SDIATE
Government August Crop
Amendment for Independence in Four
Report for Oregon
Brief Resume of General News
From All Around the Earth.
OITICIAL DIRECTORY 0 1 n L L I CITY
H. J, Griffin. Mayor.
NEWS ITEMS PHILIPPINE MEASURE
These are the men nominated for
members of the Farm Loan Board by
j President Wilson.
Secretary o f the
Treasury McAdoo will be a member
Charles E. Lobdell is a student of
farm problems and has had extensive
experience in farm loans.
reared on a farm, which he left to
study law, being admitted to the bar
in Kansas in 1882.
Lane county in the Kansas legislature
ten years, and was speaker o f the
Kansas house in 1895. In 1902 he was
elected judge of the Thirty-third judi
cial districL He served on the bench
until 1911, when he resigned to accept
the presidency of the First National
bank o f Great Bend. In 1914 he was
president of the Kansas Bar associa
tion, and in 1915 president of the Kan
sas Bankers’ association. He is a Re
George W. Norris is a student of
economic and social questiona.
was graduated from the University of
of Pennsylvania, did newspaper work
from 1880 to 1886, and then began the
practice of law.
In 1894 he took
charge of the bond investment busi
ness of the private banking firm of Ed
ward B. Smith & Co., o f Philadelphia,
serving as member of that firm until
1911. At the request o f Mayor Blank
enburg he accepted,
1911, the directorship of the municipal
department of wharves, docks and fer-
He is a director and deputy chair
man of the Federal Reserve bank of
He is president of the
City Club and the Philadelphia Hous
ing association, and a is Democrat.
Captain Smith is a farmer and now
is an expert in farm practice in the de
partment of Agriculture at Washing
ton. He has been a student of rural
credits for many years and la an au
thority on farm loans. When a young
man hie followed the sea, and at an
early age became a shipmaster.
quit the sea to engage in farming.
For many years Captain Smith was a
director of the Stockyards National
bank of Sioux City, Iowa, which trans
acts millions of dollars of business an
nually with farmer«. He ia s Repub
Herbert Quick is a student o f rural
credits, and widely known to farmers.
Unitl a few months ago he was editor
of Farm and Fireside.
He, too, was reared on a farm, en
gaged in teaching, and later practiced
law in Sioux City from 1890 to 1909.
He was general manager of the Ne
braska Clark Automatic Telephone
company and the Iowa Clark Auto
matic Telephone company, 1902 to
1906, and was nominated three times
for mayor of Sioux City, and elected
once, serving from 1898 to 1900.
was nominated for judge of the Su
preme court of Iowa in 1902.
Congress Breaks Expense Record
Special appropriations include $20,-
Washington, D. C.— The importance
of the $200,000,000 revenue bill, to 000,000 for a government nitrate
which the senate has devoted many plant; $6,000,000 for good roaad;
hours o f deliberation in caucus, is be $15,000,000 for rural credita, and $60,-
ing impressed on leaders by the fact 100,000 for the government shipping
that appropriations now nearing com project.
With President Wilson and a major-
pletion have broken all records.
With passage this week of the $50,- | ity of the party leaders urgently sup
000,000 ship-purchase bill and probable porting the naval building and peraon-
approval by the house of the senate’s , nel increases, it is beileved the house
gigantic naval bill, the appropriations will agree to them after advocates of
of the Sixty-fourth congress will have a small navy have made their laat
exceeded the previous high record by ! fight. In anticipation o f a close vote,
every absent reprenBtative was noti
at least $500,000,000.
While exact figures cannot be com fied more than a week ago o f the ap
puted until the gaval has fallen on the proaching contest, which will mark
last supply bill o f the session, the ag the climax of the national defense-
gregate appropriations by congress for campaign this week.
all purposes probably will approximate
$1,700,000,000 as against $1,114,000,- alone will aggregate approximately
$640,000,000 unless unforseen develop
000 for the Sixty-third congress.
Besides regular supply bills, which ments should force a curtailment.
total, as they now stand, $1,387,206,- While the bouse this week is bringing
580, congress will have added, when business to a close, the senate will
the shipping bill is approved, more pass the shipping bill, workmen’s com
than $90,000,000 for special purposes. pensation bill and conference reports
There also have been contract author preparatory for the revenue bill, on
izations amounting to about $270,000,- which a stubborn assault will be
000, all of which would bring the waged by the Republicans. When the
grand aggregate to $1,685,000,000, amended revenue bill gets through con
with the uncertain
general defic ference. it is expected congress will be
leaders of both
iency appropriation bill, still in the ready to adjourn.
making, to be added at the end of the parties are hoping adjournment will
j come by September 1.
Use o f a special train to enable J.
Frank Hanley, nominee for President,
and Dr. Ira Landritb, candidate for
vice president, to reach the entire na
tion, has been authorized by the Pro
Constable Kills Two Mexicans.
hibition National campaign committee.
Tucson, Ariz.— A fter has horse had
It is understood the train will start
been shot from under him by two Mex-
about September 12.
ican suspected o f having perpetrated a
St. Louis dairies affected by the
burglary, and he himself had been shot
strike and lockout o f union milk driv
through the hip. Constable John Bright
ers did not attempt household deliver
o f Courtland, drawing his gun as he
ies Friday, but considered plans for
lay prone on the ground beside the body
resuming service. Many strikers were
o f his horse, killed the two Mexicans
arrested. There was considerable in
Saturday. After emptying his revol
terference with grocery and bakery
ver at the Mexicans, who had ambush
wagons that went to the dairies to get
ed him. Bright crawled a distance of
milk to retail.
two miles on his hands and reported to
Russian forces are now within bom a ranch house that he had been am
barding distance of Stanislaus, Austria. bushed by the suspected burglars.
Printers Fear Idleness.
* Baltimore — The danger that thou-
sands of printers may be thrown out of
work because of the high cost of white
paper was said to be a question seri
ously concerning the delegates to the
62d annual convention of the Interna
tional Typographical union here. John
W. Hays, secretary, said the shortage
of print paper is making it difficult for
many newspapers to keep in busi
In some cities, he said, there was
talk of consolidating plants to reduce
working forces and expenses.
Political influence is being brought
Angry Editors Apologize.
to bear on the Treasury department to
Birmingham, Ala. — Settlement of
compel the use of Bedford limestone
differences between E. W. Barrett and
from Indiana on the new Portland, Or.,
W. H. Jeffriea, o f the Age-Herald, and
V. H. Hanson, of the News, was an
The National Association of Master nounced Monday by a committee of the
Bakers, in session in Salt Lake City, Birmingham Rotary club. Both pa
adopted a resolution to President W il pers will publish apologies and re
son and to congress, asking that an tractions of personal charges made
embargo be placed on the present during a recent dispute over business
wheat crop in order to prevent any methods. The Rotary club intervened
further advance in the market price of when it was reported that Barrett and
Hanaon were going to fight a duel.
Hogs Bring SIO Per Hundred.
Seattle — Hogs on the hoof Bold at
the Union Stockyards Saturday at the
highest price since the opening of the
yards, $10 per 100 pounds.
Preston, of Midvale, Idaho, was the
shipper, with 90 head averaging 194
pounds. Hogs sold hare one day in
1909 at l i t cents, but the city had no
yards. Packers express a willingness
to pay 11) cents next week for similar
weights and finish unless a serious
break in Eastern prices intervenes.
A summary o f the August crop re
port for the state o f Oregon, aa com
piled by the bureau of crop eatimatea,
U. S. department of Agriculture, la aa
Winter wheat— Preliminary eati-
mate, 12,600,000 bushels; production
last year, final eatimate, 16,200,000
Spring wheat—August 1 forecast,
year, Anal estimate, 3,826,000 bushels.
Oats— August 1 forecast, 14,400,000
bushela; production laat year, final es
timate, 16,060,000 bushela.
Barley— August 1 forecast, 4,600,-
000 bushels; production last year,
final eatimate, 4,680,000 bushela.
Potatoes August 1 forecast, 6,790,
000 bushela; production laat year, final
estimate, 5,620,000 bushels.
Hay— August 1 forecast, 1,820,000
tons; production Isst year, final esti
mate, 1,870,000 tona.
Pasture — August 1 condition 99.
compared with the ten-year average of
Apples -August 1 forecast, 1,210,-
000 barrels; production last year, final
estimate, 1,043,000 barrels.
Prices- The first price given below
Is the average on August 1 this year,
and the second, the average on August
1 last year;
Wheat, 90 and 87 cents per bushel.
Corn, 80 and 86.
Oats, 42 and 42.
Potatoes, 80 and 68. Hay, $10.20 and
8.70 pur ton.
Eggs, 24 and 23 cents
Nearly One-Fourth of County’s
Students Attend High School
“ If Benton county had had eight
more students in the high school laat
year, ont^fourth of all the school chil
dren in that county would have been
attending high school. That ia to aay,
practically one pupil in every four who
attended school in Benton county last
year, was s high school student, ” said
Superintendent of Public Instruction,
J. A. Churchill, recently. This In
formation is contained in the annual
report of County Superintendent Roy
E. Cannon, which was recently filed
with the state department of educa
The fact that any county in Oregon
haa one-fourth of its pupils enrolled in
the high schools is considered s re
markable showing, in view of the fact
that the United States as a whole, leas
than 7 per cent of the children get into
the high school, according to the last
rsport of the United States commis
sioner of education.
ance reports from many other counties
are almost equally encouraging. Mr.
Churchill believes that the increased
attendance in the high schools is due
to a considerable extent to their stand
ardization, and to the new high school
tuition fund law which provides free
tuition to high school students.
Settlers to Get $92,648.13 for
Forfeited Land Grant Lands
Moro— The bill recently Introduced
by Representative Sinnott, and passed
by the house and senate, which now
awaits the President’s signature, ap
propriates a total of $92,648.13 to re
imburse settlers who entered upon the
land of The Dalles Military Road com
pany in 1867, and subsequently lost
the land and improvements.
The grant was declared forfeited by
the government, and the courts subse
quently vested the title in the Eastern
Oregon Land company, successors to
the road company. The bill contains a
proviso that not more than 6 per cent
of the amounts recovered shall be paid
as attorney’s fees.
The total number of claims allowed
ia 67 and the amounts range from $300
to $2000 each. Thirteen of the claim
ants are dead and 27 have removed to
Years is tlimiuted.
MAY REMAIN PARI OF II. S.
House Expected to Approve Senate
Action Reorganization of Na
tive Government Likely.
Washington, I). C.- The Philippine
bill, as reported from conference, with
tho Clarke amendment providing for
independence of the islands within
four years eliminated, but containing a
promise o f freedom whenever the Fili
pinos have demonstrated their ability
to maintain a stable government. An
ally was approved Thursday by the
senate. The vote was 87 to 22.
Senator Borah, Republican, declared
the elimination of the amendment
after it had passed the senate was an
index of public sentiment against re
linquishing the Islands, and meant the
United States had decided to keep the
islands for all time.
"P u blic opinion haa been so clea r,"
said he, "that we may conclude and
the Philippine people should decide
that the independence question has
been settled for alt time unless the
fortunes of war should change the
The house ia expected to approve the
conference measure within a few daya
and send it to the President.
vides for reorganisation of tho Island
government ao as to materially extend
native control. A senate amendment
for prohibition In the ialanda was
Senator Hitchcock, chairihan of the
Philippine committee, told the senate
that the independence and prohibition
features had to be eliminated in order
to get an agreement for approval of
the bill at thia session.
Danish Senators Are Not Ready
to Sell Islands to United States
Copenhagen—The Landathing. the
upper house of the Danish parliament,
met Thursday aa a committee of the
whole to consider the treaty providing
for the sale of the Danish West Indies
to the United Statea, and 47 of the 61
members present placed themselves in
favor o f the order of the day declaring
that the sale cannot be settled before
elections for both houses of Parlia
ment have been held.
The situation haa iiwn further com
plicated by a proposal from Premier
/s h e that the government resign and
help in the formation of a cabinet rep
resenting the various parties.
proposal, if carried out, would avoid
the holding of elections as advocated
by the Conservatives and the l-eft.
Native Vote Favors Sale.
St. Thomas, Danish West Indies—
Apparently the inhabitants of the is
land of St. Croix are in favor of the
sale of the Danish West Indies to the
was held there Thursday and of the
vote* cast 6000 were in favor of the
proposition and only 11 against it.
One hundred Mexicans Held to
Courtmartial in Chihuahua City
Chihuahua City— Preparations are
under way here for the greatest aeries
of courtmartials ever held in Mexico,
in an effort to stamp out disloyalty in
Northern Mexico. One hundred prom
inent figures in Mexican politics are
held awaiting trial here in connection
with the discovery of recent revolu
tionary plots and hunrdeds o f witnesses
Forest “ Test” Fire Set.
have been summoned from all over the
Baker— Setting fires in the Minam republic.
National forest to keep his lookout
El Paso, Tex.— General Francisco
men In training is the unique method
inaugurated by Forest Supervisor Eph Gonzales, commnading the Mexican
raim Barnes. A brush fire was set army of Northern Chihuahua, left
near Sanger, at a point viaible to look Juarez Thursday for Chihuahua City,
outs but to none of the other fighting where he will appear as a witness
force. Precautions were taken to keep against Jose Ynez Salazar the noted
trial on a
rangers and lookout men ignorant of revolutionist, held for
the real cause of the fire, and when the charge of .treason.
smoke was first sighted word was
C oncord to Be Repaired.
flashed by the nearest lookout to the
Astoria, Or. — Quarantine Officer
flre-chsser at Eagle Forks, bringing a
man to the scene within two hours.
Ebert has been notified by the depart
ment that congress has set aside $5000
Widows to Get $13,611.
for repairing and improving the old
Salem—Nineteen widows of Marion gunboat Concord and has been asked to
conty will be paid $13,611 due them recommend what alterations shall be
under the Widows’ Pension act of made to the vessel. Since the Concord
1913, as a result of a recent decision was brought here approximately $2000
of the Oregon Supreme court sustain has been spent on her in constructing
ing the Circuit court’s ruling that the bunks, installing a galley, a water sys
19 applicants were entitled to relief. tem, driving dolphins and making
The County court ordered the pensions minor alterations. It ia probable that
paid after withholding payment for the additional $5000 will be expended
three years. Mrs. Eva Maude Wolfe, in a heating and lighting system.
one of the applicants, will receive a
total of $1716 in back pension.
Seattle Pier Dynamited.
Seattle, Wash.—The timbers in the
Car Shortage is Serious.
southeast corner of Pier I), at the foot
Salem—Convinced that business In of King street, were blown down and a
terests in Oragon tributary to the shack built alongside the pier was en
Southern Pacific company face disas tirely destroyed Thursday morning,
ter and ultimate bankruptcy unless im when a bomb placed near the street
mediate measures to relieve the grow end of the pier exploded. Thomas Mc-
ing freight car shortage are adopted, Loughlin, a night watchman, saw the
the Oregon Public Service commission sparka from the fuse, and thinking It
has demanded that the company fur was a Are, routed from the shack three
nish needed facilities to Oregon pro dock workers who were sleeping there.
ducers and shippera.
None were injured.