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ROUMANIA DECLARES WAR ON
WORLD’S DOINGS WILSON AVtRI CALLS NATION
WIDE R. R. STRIKE EMPLOYES REFUSI
AUSTRIA HUNGARY; JOINS ALLIES ITALY DECLARES
OF CURRENT WEEK
WAR ON GERMANY
TO MODIFY TERMS
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OFFICIAL D im iC T O lT OF FALLA CITY
H. J, Griffin, Mayor.
R M. Wonderly. Councilman at-Larf a
G. W. Brantner,
George C. March,
C. J. Bradley,
I. G. Singleton.
C. L. Hopkins,
C. S. McPherren. Auditor and Police Ji
Waiter L. Toose Jr.. City Attorney.
Pat Murphy, Marshal and Water Supt.
M. L. Thompson. Treasurer
Dr. F. M. Hellwarth. Health Officer.
TheCouncll meets in regular session on the first
Monday night of each month, at 7 SO o'clock, in
the office of the Falls City News.
The senate, under Democratic cau
cus control, is unable to bring the im
migration bill to a vote.
Wheat at Chicago takes a tumble o f
11 cents per bushel when news o f Rou-
mania’s entrance into the war was re
John D. Shoop, superintendent of
the Chicago public shcoois, had eight
ribs broken in an auto wreck at Dan
A fire in the Snoqualmie forest
serve on the Whitechuck river, near
the Cascades, it again beyond control,
a fter being reported under control
P H Y S IC IA N
F. M. HELLWARTH
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office one door east of P. O.
W d . n « Phone 368
K ing Constantine undergoes opera
tion, by which a part o f his tenth rib
Wilson is preparing a
message to congress this week on the
nation-wide railroad strike siutation
and advising measures with which to
adjust the difficulties.
The epidemic o f infantile paralysis
in New York is on the wane according
to statistics o f the health department.
One day showed 39 cases were dis
missed from hospitals and 36 admitted.
Jails City Ibotel
Sampln R oom s
Boat A ccom m odations
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B A R K E R SHOPS
Bohle’s Barber Shops
Falls C i t y , Oragon
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Agent for Dallas Steam Laandry
Bundle» forwarded luesday evening
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We attend to alt work promptly.
Dallas and Falls City, Ore.
R E A L ESTATE
Capt. John Astor, o f England, and
son o f Baron W illiam W aldorf Astor,
form erly o f N ew York, marries Lady
Charles Mercer Nairne, widow o f Lord
Naime, who was killed early in the
The San Francisco chamber o f com
merce and the Union Iron Works have
lost their fight in the United States
District court to forestall inauguration
o f higher
rates to and from Pacific Coast ports
Santo Domingo— The United States
armored cruiser Memphis was driven
ashore on the rocks o f the outer harbor
Tuesday by a great and sudden ground
swell. It is said that many lives were
loet as a result o f the disaster. A ll
fires under the boilers of the Mem
phis were extinguished by the inrush
o f water.
Designs for a 9.6-inch howitzer have
The United States gunboat Castine
been virtually completed and U. S. managed to escape by putting to sea.
army officers believe the gun a more
powerful and better weapon in every
Washington, D. C.— Rear Amdiral
way than the 11-inch and 12-inch guns Pond, at San Domingo City, cabled the
o f similar type now in use abroad. It N avy department that the armored
w ill have a range o f nearly ten miles. cruiser Memphis, swept upon the rocks
Tw o and one-half ounces were taken
from each loaf o f bread baked Wednes
day by San Francisco bakers to be sold
for 5 cents, and
raised from 12 to 15 cents a dozen, as
also were snails, rolls and buns. Here
tofore the 5-cent loaves have weighed
Suit fo r $1,500,000 against an al
leged cement combine seeking absolute
control or the ruin o f the Oregon Port
land Cement company, o f Oswego, is
filed in the Federal court at Portland
by Aman Moore, largest individual
stockholder, vice president and treas
urer, in the name o f the company.
The meeting of the American-Mexico
conferees to settle border questions
w ill meet during the first week o f Sep
along the New
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Passenger Train Schedule
Effective Oct. 4,1914
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FallsCity. 9.30 1.25
D allas. . . 10.10 2.00
Salem . . . 11.01 3.15
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U. S. Cruiser Memphis Goes
Ashore at San Domingo; 20 Lost
The German emperor has c-dered
postponement until a fter the war o f
the execution o f all sentences imposed
for the punishment o f French pris
oners, both civilian and m ilitary, on
account of acts committed up to Sep
tember 1 o f this year.
Major General Leonard Wood, com
manding the arm y’s Eastern depart
ment, has been appointed head o f a
join t army and navy board, to pass
judgment on the radio-controlled tor
pedo, provision fo r the purchase o f
which from the inventor, John Hays
Hammond Jr., has been made in con
Notice to News Subscribers
Washington, D. C. — President W il
son, laying the railway strike situation
before congress Tuesday with recom
mendations for legislation, advanced
the crisis to a stage where the next
developments depend upon two points.
Whether the legislation he proposes
can be passed.
I f enacted, will it be effective to pre
vent a strike already called for 7 a. m.
The brotherhoods, announcing their
intention to fight certain portions o f
the President's program, are at logger-
heads over whether its enactment
would prevent the strike.
The railway presidents favorable to
President W ilson's plan in the main,
think it would make it difficult for the
strike to begin. Meanwhile, although
negotiations between the employers
and men were broken off by the rejec
tion o f the railway president’s latest
proposal for arbitration.
Wilson is continuing his efforts to
bring the two sides together on some
form o f agreement.
might be described as “ almost super
human" are being exerted to that end.
Three important phases o f arbitra
tion contention in the railway contro
Employes declare that compulsory
investigation law would "insure the
bondage o f the workingman.” They
contend that "th e period o f investiga
tion is eternally utilixed by the em
ployer to intrench himself in his effort
to defeat the demands o f the m en."
Managers say they cannot surrender
the valuable principle o f arbitration.
They do not assent to the assertion
that the eight-hour day has the sanc
tion o f society, but say that society
has not recorded its judgment. They
suggest investigation o f coat o f grant
ing demands and offer to abide by de
cision o f impartial tribunal.
President Wilson says he agrees to
arbitration in principle, but contends
that there is now no law by which it
can be put into action. He asks con
gress to enact legislation establishing
the eight-hour day as a "le g a l basis,"
empowering the Interstate Commerce
commission to take account o f wages
in fixing freigh t rates, requiring inves
tigation before strike or lockout can
be declared, and em(lowering the Pres
ident to draft railroad men in the
event o f m ilitary necessity.
by a heavy sea in the habror there
Tuesday, would be a total loss, and al
though it was expected all on board
would be saved, 20 men returning to
the ship from shore leave in a motor-
boat had been drowned.
Governor Johnson, California, Wins
Nomination for U. S. Senatorship
San Francisco— Governor Hiram W.
Johnson has won the Republican nom
ination for United States senator, ac
cording to the returns from half the
precincts in the state, which give
him a lead over W illis H. Booth, of
The figures as they stand on about
one-half the state counted at 1 o ’clock
Wednesday morning, are as follows:
Booth, 75,353; Johnson, 97,552.
This is the result o f Tuesday’s state
wide primary election within the Re
publican party as it is .shown by the
latest returns, scattered over the en
tire state and numbering 2759 pre
cincts out o f a total in the state, in-
culding the city and county o f San
Francisco, o f 5443.
These figures show that the state ad
ministration has been successful, ap
parently, in securing a considerable
number o f the northern and central
counties in the state and with having
held down the vote in some o f the ex
pected strong supporting districts in
the south fo r Booth.
Patricia Burke, a noted California
beauty, is another American girl who
has married an English title. She is
now the Countess Cottenham, having
been married to the Earl o f Cottenham
in London on August 16.
Russian forces operating in South
ern Turkish Armenia have reoccupied
Crank Follows Hughes.
Mush, captured by the Turks on Au
Cheyenne, Wyo. — The police of
gust 8, says an official announcement.
The statement adda the Russians cap Northren Colorado have been warned
to watch for a man believed to be A.
tured 2300 prisoners at Rachta.
L. Cans, o f Chicago, whose actions
The 22d battalion, Sonora Infantry,
here in connection with the visit o f
200 strong, was practically annihilated
Charles E. Hughes, Republican presi
after it had been ambushed by Yaquis
dential nominee, have been the subject
near Batamonte, in the Alamos dis
of an investigation.
According to the
trict, about 10 days ago, according to
police, Gans was ejected from the
reports from Sahuaripa. The Mexican
Hughes special Friday night.
troops were paasing through a narrow
at a hotel here Gans is said to have ex
canyon. Only a few stragglers escaped.
hibited several pieces of burned time
"Y o u fellows did
A fte r seven months' session the fuse and remarked:
English parliament adjourns to Octo- not search my grip the other n igh t."
Greeks Shout for Allies.
An important advance in the cam
Athens, Sunday, Aug. 27, via Lon
paign for the conquest o f German East
don— A fte r a pro-entente demonstra
A frica is reported in a Reuter dispatch
tion before the residence o f ex-Premier
Venizelos today, in which 60,000 per
Julius Pullen, 11 years old, o f Eure sons took part, a committee was ap
ka, Cal., must have silhouetted like a pointed to present to K in g Constantine
deer when he raised his hand to wipe the resolutions outlined by M Venize
the sweat from his brow, for just as los. The resolutions concluded: " I f
he did so an unknown hunter shot at we, the people, are not heard in these,
him. The bullet carried away three our resolutions, we must take counsel
fingers and a thumb from the young what is to be done to minimize the
ruin which a w a its."
ster’ s le ft hand.
Berlin, Aug. 28, via London— Rou-
mania declared war on* Auatrla-Hun-
garia on Sunday evening, It Is an
nounced officially here.
Congress Paves Way for legislalion to
"SETTLEMENT” MUST BE MADE
Confidence Still Prevails That Walk
out Will Be Averted— President
May Appeal Direct to Men.
Paris, Aug. 28— Koumani* declared
night, says a Havas dispatch from
Berne, Switserland, which declares
that the W olff agency at Berlin made
Roumanla's decision to enter the
war was reached at a meeting o f the
Crown council held at Bucharest yes
terday morning, says a Havas dispatch
The W olff agency announces that the
German federal council was convok«!
immediately after the decision became
formal Action Against Kaiser Result of
Pressure by Allies.
MILITARY PHASE UNCHANGED
Both Countries Have Been Drifting
Steadily Toward Break— Troops
Now Available Anywhere.
Will Investigate New I‘resident of Panama
C.— A ll the in
fluence o f the administration
brought to bear Wednesday in an e f
fort to persuade the railroad brother
hood leaders to cancel or postpone the
order calling for a nation-wide strike
Monday, while leaders in congress be
gan paving the way for legislation de
signed to prevent or stop the threat
ened industrial catastrophe.
L ittle progress was made in either
direction, but nevertheless in official
quarters there still prevailed confi
dence that in one way or another the
walkout would be averted.
To the spokesmen o f President W il
son who approached them, all of the
brotherhood officials gave the same re
ply— that they had no power to recall
the strike order and that only one
thing, " a satisfactory settlem ent,"
would keep their men at work after 7
a. m. Labor Day,
Further pressure will be brought to
bear, and as a last resort the President
is considering a public appeal to the
men themselvea to have the order re
Apparently the legislation which is
being count«! upon to stay the brother
hoods is that part o f the President’s
program which would fix an eight-hour
day for railroad employes engaged in
operating trains in interstate com
merce and provide for an investigation
o f ita effects by a commission or board.
This embodies the principal features
o f the President’s original plan, ac
cepted by the trainmen, and W. G.
Lee, head o f the trainmen, said that
its enactment with a guarantee of the
present rate o f daily pay would be re
ga rd «! by the brotherhood leaders as a
“ satisfactory settlem ent."
ately upon its becoming a law, he
said, the brotherhood leaders would
notify general chairmen that the strike
order should not go into effect.
15,000 Slate Troops Ordered
Home From Mexican Border Duty
A report has reached Washington
that Ramon Valdes has been instru
mental in gettin g a large land col
sion for the Japanese government near
the Panama canal. Secretary Lansing
has ordered an investigation to ascer
tain whether Valdez haa made the con
cession o f land to a Sapniaru named
Fernandez, who it the Havana agent
for Japanese silk firms. The land, ap
proximately 60,000 acres, is said to be
on the Atlantic seaboard, directly op
posite the Bay of San Miguel. It
might be very valuable to the Japan
ese government for the establishment
of a naval base there.
Last Chance to Avert Strike Appears
To Lie in Action of Congress
Roipe- Italy Sunday declared war on
Italy and Germany have been d rift
ing steadily toward war. The declara
tion became inevitable when Italy re
cently sent trixipe to Salunlki to co
operate In the campaign of the entente
allies on the Macedonian front, as Ger
many is directing the oppueing forces
and has troop* on this battle line.
Italy's position In regard to Ger
many ha* been an anomalous one since
Italy withdrew from the Triple A lli
ance May 23 o f last year and declared
war on Austria. Although by this art
she arrayed herself against her former
allies, Germany and Austria, she re
mained officially at peace with Ger
many until Sunday.
Before Italy took this step Germany
exerted every effort to Induce her to
remain neutral, sending to Home a* an
ambassador Prince von Buelow.
prince for some timo averted war be
tween Austria and Italy, and when he
saw a rupture was inevitable took
steps toward preservation o f an official
peace between Germany and Italy.
He n egotiat«! a special agreement un
der which, in case o f war between
Austria and Italy, Germany and Italy
themselves to respect the
pro|ierties and livea of their respective
subject* in one another's domains.
According to unofficial reports from
Europe, Italy's allies were dissatisfied
and at the Paris council o f entente
powers in February last asked the Ital
ian representatives why their nation
was not at war with Germany. Italy
already had agreed not to conclude a
Hcpurate peace and at the Paris con
ference sanction«! the plan for a per
manent high council o f the entente
powers for future conduct o f the war.
The increasing co-operation among
the entente allies and the neceesity
for bringing into service Italy's sur
plus o f troops gradually brought Italy
into such a position that it became
evident a declaration o f hostilities
against Germany was certain.
The first overt act in this direction
occurred shortly after the Paris confer
ence, February 29, when Italy requl-
«tinned 34 o f the 37 German steam
ships interned in Italian ports to help
meet the pressing need o f the allies
for shipping facilities. Other indica
tions of approaching war have been
observed in recent weeks.
Washington, I). C.— President W il
son’s negotiations for averting the
threatened nation-wide railroad strike
are in the last stage with a break or a
settlement apparently not far off.
W ith the railway executives standing
firm against conceding the eight-hour
day and the brotherhood leaders still
standing out against arbitrating it,
the hope o f preventing a tie-up o f the
transportation s y s t e m s
seemed to lie with congress.
Just exactly what can be done, none
o f the congressional leaders themsel
ves seem to know.
among them and with President W il
son, which began Sunday night, were
The situation was viewed on all
sides as the most perilous since the ne
gotiations began two weeks ago.
hope o f the President and administra
tion leaders was in the possibility o f
getting the brotherhood men to give
more time to continue the negotia
It is reliably reported that the strike
order which the chairmen carried in
sealed envelopes when they le ft Wash
ington Monday, is to enter into effect
on September 4, unless an agreement
should be reached prior to that date.
The four brotherhood heads issued a
statement replying to President Rea,
o f the Pennsylvania, who made an an
nouncement that rather than give up
to arbitration the mails preferred to
face a strike. The statement ch arg«]
the Pennsylvania with inconsistency in
that two years ago it fought the e f
forts o f its shopmen to organize and
arbitrate. It also declared that as the
controlling interest in five small roads
it has refused them representation on
the managers’ conference committee,
and that if arbitration were agreed up
on it would apply to these roads.
Washington, I). C. — The greatest
war game ever undertaken by the
American navy en d «i Sunday with a
victory for Admiral Mayo's “ R e d "
fleet, which, theoretically, wiped out
the defending "B lu e ” fleet and landed
an invading army at Far RockaWay
Bearh, Long Island.
Rear-Admiral Knight, acting as um
pire, announced the reault in this re
port to the navy department:
"M aneuver completed.
Blue bodiea engaged 9:30 to 10:30, 10
milea south of Ambrose Lighthip. Blue
deciaivley d e fe a t«). Red gaining com
mand o f sea.
Red effeota landing at
Fort Rorkaway and secures base."
The final report followed one an
nouncing that Rear-Admiral Helm's
"B lu e ” defending fleet virtually had
been annihilated in a dramatic fight
off Scotland Lightship at the entrance
to the New York harbor.
W ith the
exception of a few light craft, the en
tire "B lu e ” fleet was “ sunk."
full extent o f the " R e d " losses was
not known, although early reports
Bhowed that they included the auper-
dreadnaughts Nevada and Texas and
Enraged Mob Injure* Sheriff.
Lima, O.— Enraged at the success of
Sheriff Sherman Eley in spiriting
Charles Daniels, a negro accused o f at
tacking Mrs. John Barber, young w ife
o f a prominent farmer, out o f their
reach early Wednesday evening, a mob
captured the sheriff, seriously wounded
him, placed a noose around his neck
and forced him to direct a cortege o f a
hundred automobiles into the rough
country north of this city, where it
was supposed the negro prisoner was
Mexicans Beg fo r Help.
El Paso, Texas— An appeal o f the
people o f Aguas Calientes and Zacate
cas to authorities o f the defarto gov
ernment in Mexico City to send physi
cians, medicines and food to alleviate
disease and famine rampant in the
two states has been fruitless, accord
ing to private advices here. The re
port said there was not more than
enough food in the Federal district to
provide for the people there, and that
if there were any physicias available
they could do nothing, for there were
no serma to combat the epidemics.
Infantile Paralysis as Old as World.
Paris— Infantile paralysis, whose ap
pearance in France seemed to be
feared, is said by Prof. Arnold Netter,
a member o f the Academy o f Medicine
and an authority on the disease, to be
a malady as old as the world and one
long known in the form o f sporadic
epidemics, affecting adult* as well as
children. He says: " I t exists now in
England and France.
persons were affected by the disease In
Sweden in 1905 and France suffered in
its turn in 1909 and 1910, and even aa
late as 1914."
Loading Charge Held Lip.
Washington, D. C .- The Interstate
Commerce commission Wednesday sus
pended until December 30 a proposal
o f Western roads to make a charge for
loading and unloading shipments o f
less than carload lots.
The roads proposed to charge 11
cents per hundred pounds for such load
ing and unloading, a charge which
would have materially increased rev
enue and which was to have gone into
effect September 1.
Seize Counterfeiting Plant.
Oakland — Operatives o f the United
States secret service seized here Mon
day a complete counterfeiting plant,
which included mo!da, dies and bogus
coins made in imitation o f silver dol
lars and gold $6 and $10 pieces. The
seizure was made follow ing the arrest
o f Charles G. Bush and Louis Miller,
the former o f whom, according to
Harry M. Moffitt, head o f the secret
service bureau at San Francisco, has
served a sentence for counterfeiting.
W ord "C ilk " Held Deceit.
New York— The Federal Trade Com
mission has isau«i an order directing
the Circle Cilk company, o f Philadel
phia, to discontinue using the word
“ cilk ” in reference to any o f its prod
ucts other than real silk In connection
with sales, trademarks and advertising
matter. The commission held that the
use o f the word “ cilk ” for products
made o f mercerized sea island cotton
thread was deceptive. The decision is
looked on as a precedent.
Washington, D. C.— Orders for the
return to their state mobilization
camps o f 16,000 National guardsmen
now on the Mexican border were is
sued by the War department Wednes
General Funston was directed to re
turn three regiments from New York,
two from New Jersey, two from Illi
nois, two from Missouri and one each
from California, Oregon, Washington
Secretary Baker announced the order
after a conference with President W il
son at the W hite House. Earlier in
the day the department had ordered to
their home stations 6000 regular coast
artillerymen who have been serving as
infantry on the border.
The secretary’s statement said:
“ In view o f the fact that substan
tially the number o f troops who have
not done patrol duty on the border are
now on their way there, it is felt that
this number can be spared."
In a few days, if transportation fa-
cilitities remain undisturbed, the de
partment intends to order home some
Papers May Have to Quit.
New Y ork — A large number o f the
daily newspapers o f the United States
w ill be forced to suspend publication
on account o f lack o f paper if a nation
wide railroad strike continues for two
weeks, it was declared Thursday by
Lincoln B. Palmer, manager o f the
American Newspaper Publishers’ asso
ciation. “ The print paper situation is
acute, from causes entirely outside the
problem o f transportation, and many
publishers Bre on a hand-to-mouth
basis, getting a carload just as they
exhaust the carload on hand."
U. S. fleet “ Sunk;” “ Enemy”
lands Army on Long Island