Falls City news. (Falls City, Or.) 190?-19??, October 21, 1916, Image 2

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G«or*e O* March.
C. J. Bradley,
I. G. Singleton.
C. L. Hopkins.
K. Belie.
C. K McPherren. Auditor and Police Ji
Walter L. Tooxe Jr.. City Attorney.
Pat Murphy. Marshal and Water Snpt.
M. L. Thompson, Treasurer
Dr. F. M. Uellwarth. Health Offloar.
TheCouncll meets in regular session on tha drat
Monday night of each mouth, at T tt o'clock, In
the offlee o f the Falla City News.
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Office one door east of P. O.
Falla City.
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Sam ple Rooms
Boot A c c o m m o d a ti o n s
F . O r o e o e , P r o p r ie to r
Bohle’ s Barber Shops
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Aient For Dallas Steam Lanidry
unies forwarded lu esday evening
G. L. H A W K I N S
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The keel of the superdreadnought
California, building at the Mare Island
navy-yard, will be laid October 25, the
navy department has announced.
The Labor Temple, the largest log
building in Alaska, built last winter
by the Alaska labor union, was de­
stroyed Tuesday night by fire caused
by a defective flue. The loss is $12,000.
The heaviest snowstorm of any au­
tumn in the past ten years prevailed
in the Michigan copper country Tues­
day. All shipping was forced to seek
shelter, and Lake Superior was de­
serted by boats.
Wholesale prices on men’s and wo­
men's footwear have been advanced
50 to 75 cents a pair within the last
three days and certain lines have been
withdrawn entirely from the market,
owing to a shortage in leather.
John S. O'Connor, pioneer cut glass
manufacturer and inventor, died at
his home at Hawley, Pa., as the result
of a fall. Mr. O’Connor cut the glass
that took first prize at the Paris expo­
sition. He was born in Londonderry.
Ireland, June 6. 1831.
Seventy-four hostile aeroplanes, of
which 21 were French and 53 were
British, were shot down by the Ger­
mans during September, according to
an exact list compiled by the German
military authorities, says an Overseas
News Agency statement.
Ernest Olis. a sentenced burglar,
scaled the 30-foot east wall of the pen­
itentiary at Joliet, 111., with a braided
twine rope and escaped. Twenty feet
from where he went over the wall a
guard was on watch with a rifle, but
he failed to see the convict.
President Wilson and Secretary of
War Baker cabled Governor Harrison,
of the Philippines, asking him to con­
vey their greetings to the Filipino peo­
ple on the occasion of the convening
of the first Philippine legislature com­
posed entirely of natives.
The United States supreme court re­
fused to review the convictions of four
labor leaders in the 1913 West Vir­
ginia coal strike who were sentenced
to six months’ imprisonment for con­
tempt of court in failing to obey an
injunction by a federal district judge.
The Culebra Island naval station off
the Porto Rican coast was almost com­
pletely destroyed last week by a hurri­
cane which swept that vicinity. The
station has been practically abandon­
ed by the navy, and only a few houses
and supplies, used by the marines who
practice advance base maneuvers, are
Plans for a campaign to make Chi­
cago “ dry” in 1918 were formally an­
nounced at a luncheon of the Dry Chi­
cago Federation. Fifty thousand dol­
lars was pledged to carry on the cam­
paign. It is planned to submit the
question to a referendum vote in the
spring of 1918.
Hobson, of Alabama, spoke at the
meeting at which the campaign was
El Paso, Tex.—Villa's attack on Cus-
lhulrlKchtc is described by survlvurs
in an article printed by K1 Democrata
of Chihuahua, as sccompanled by hor­
rors without parallcl In the history of
the recent revolution.
Women and children as well as men
fell in the massacre, and the survivors
told of the rase of a woman, who, be­
cause she had nursed the wounds of
General Garza, was said to have been
shot, wounded, and with her newboru
child, was soaked with petroleum and
burned to death. Villa is represented
as (urulug a deaf ear to all supplica­
tions for mercy.
"We are informed," says the paper,
"that the people in the section are
frightened to such an exleut that they
do not sleep iu their houses, but seek
refuge iu the woods or in the Interior
of mines.”
Copies also reached El Paso of a
printed appeal for aid from the char­
ity society of Zacatecas. Verifying the
stories of disease and starvation there
the appeal said typhus and inanition
caused 2000 deaths in the past four
months. It declared that owing to
typhus the fields were not cultivated
aud there would be no crops, while
corn is beyoud the means of the poor
classes- $250 in paper money for a
hectolitre, or less than three bushels
of corn—and there is absolutely no
work. The population, the appeal con­
cluded. with winter coming on, was
threatened with extinction.
U. S. Warship Rushes Out.
Bar Harbor, Me.. Oct. 15.—The ab­
rupt recall of a liberty party from the
destroyer McDougall and the ship's
subsequent departure at full speed to­
day, suggested important develop­
ments in connection with the war­
ship's neutrality patrol. Early this
afternoon the vessel put in here from
Eastport and gave shoro leave to a
party of her sailors. Four blasts of
the ship’s whistle soon recalled them,
and the last boatload had hardly
reached the destroyer's side when
she steamed out of the harbor.
The wild coast line in this region,
with its innumerable coves, has long
been one of the favorite regions pick­
ed out by rumor for hidden wireless
stations and secret submarine bases.
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Bl’k Rock
Falls City. 9.30 1.25
Dallas. . . 10.10 2.00
Salem , . . 11.01 3.15
A. C. F n w tu , Aonirr
Late reports concerning the cyclone
which struck the Danish West Indies
Islands early in the week show that
the country districts In the Island of
St. Croix suffered heavy damage. En­
tire villages and numerous mills were
destroyed. The damage done In St.
Thomas is estimated to exceed $1,000,-
Earth Shocks Sway Office Buildings,
Driving People Into Streets—
Wind Reaches 114 Miles.
2200 Mill voli 10 [NO
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San Francisco. Oct. 15.—The strike
of the boilermaker» and allied crafts,
involving about 2200 men in the San
Franetaco and Alameda plants of the
Union Iron Works and the Moore &
Scott Shipyards at Oakland, was set­
tled today at a mass meeting of the
unions concerned.
The strike was called last Thursday
by the boilermakers on the refusal of
the employers to discharge members
of the Shlpflttera’ Union, an urganlza
tion which had withdrawn from the
American Federation of Labor. Un­
der the terms of the settlement the
shipfitters will Join the International
Boilermakers' union and the Ship­
wrights and Caulkers' union, anotlier
independent union, will become part
of the United Brotherhood of Carpen­
ters and Joiners of America. No ques­
tion of wages or hours hud a pluce in
the controversy.
Mayor James Kolph, Jr., took an ac­
tive part in the bringing about of a
Elwood, Neb.—Ten men were killed, Settlement of the international dispute
fatally crushed, and 11 others ser­ which hail been hanging fire two
iously injured, when a train on the years.
Burlington railroad crashed into the
freight caboose in which these were
riding, 12 miles east of here Sunday New Loan of $ 2 5 0 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0
morning. Five other men, standing
Puls Check on Rapid Imports
on the rear platform of the caboose,
Chicago.—Beyond question, the flo­
saw the approaching train soon
enough to Jump to safety. One other tation of the British loan of $250,000,-
man in the caboose cupola was thrown 000 In this market in the early part
clear of the wreck and escaped injury. of September has been Instrumental
The trains in collision were the sec­ in checking the flow of gold to this
ond and third sections of a regular country, aud to that extent, has been
stock train. Lack of lights and warn­ beneficial.
Up to the third week in September
ing signals is given by survivors of
the collision as the cause of the acci­ the gold imports this year aggregated
$384.450,000, against exports of $93,-
All the victims are residents of Ne­ 500,000, so that the excess of Imports
braska towns of western and central over exports this year has been $291,-
parts of the state, most of them farm­ 445,000, which compares with an ex­
cess in gold imports over exports for
ers or Btockmen.
The second section train had stop­ the corresponding period of last year
ped at a point about half way between of $247.171,000.
Whether gold imports can be long
Smlthfleid and Bertrand because of held in check is a difficult question to
hot boxes.
determine, as much depends upon the
Members of the crew were at work llritlHti requirements and the attitude
on the hot boxes when the third sec­ of the American banks and the invest­
tion. running 10 minutes behind the ment public. But it is certain that
first, crashed into a caboose. It is sooner or later gold will again flow
declared that the crew of the second Into this country in considerable vol­
section had failed to put out torpedoes ume. unless, of course, the war should
or lights to warn the train following, come to a sudden and unexpected ter­
and that the headlight on the engine mination.
pulling the third section had gone out.
This enormous accumulation of gold
No one was aware of the danger until which has taken place since the begin­
the third section was within a few ning of the war Is resulting in a tre­
yards of the rear end of the second. mendous expansion in various forms
The engineer reversed his engine but of credit. This expansion is a form of
he could not stop.
inflation, but, being based upon gold,
The heavy stock train Jammed into is not dangerous
the train ahead, driving the waycar
One of the unfortunate results of
under a car of cattle ahead. The 21 the upward tendency of prices Is the
men on the floor of the caboose were effect that they have on corporations
jammed into a space of less than four having a fixed earning rate, for these
feet in width and this was filled with corporations can only increase their
wreckage. The railroad ran a special revenue from an increase in volume,
train from Holdredge with physicians and, naturally, there are limitations
and the Injured were taken to Hast­ even on that. This applies especially
ings for hospital carre.
to the railroads.
Captain H a n s
Rose, commander
of the U-53 of the
German navy, sank
at least six — per­
haps seven—steam­
ers off Nantucket
lightship w i t h i n
twenty-four hours
after he left New­
port, Saturday. His
action has brought
about strained re­
lations with Ger-
ni a n y, relations
more strained than
at any time since
the sinking of the
Atlantic City. N. J.—Major-General
Tasker H. Bliss, assistant chief of
staff of the United States army, ap­
peared again Tuesday before the
American members of the Mextcan-
American joint commission. Later it
was intimated that the discussion by
the joint commission of the various
schemes for border control would not
be forced by the Americans until a
sufficient time had elapsed for Gener­
al Carranza to show the efficiency of
his latest punitive expedition, relative
to which new assurances were given
the commissioners by Ambassador-
Designate Arredondo, through Louis Ten Dead and Eleven Injured in Rear
Cabrera, chairman of the Mexican
End Stock Train Smash-up.
Mr. Cabrera said his government
would begin at once an "intensive"
campaign against Villa.
The Americans were told that "thou­
sands of the best troops in the coun­
try were being taken into Chihuahua
and Durango for an extensive cam­
paign, which it is expected will be­
come evident shortly in a series of Five Escape by Jumping — Hot Box
movements that will lead either to
Villa's isolation in the mountains with­
Halts Section of Train — Crew
out a force of any size or to his de­
Fail to Put Out Signals.
El Paso, Tex.— Passengers arriving
at Juarez from Chihuahua City said
a report was current there that a
force of 1000 Carranza soldiers left
their base at Santa Ysabel Saturday
to operate against Villa, only to meet
a serious reverse at the hands Of the
bandits on the road to San Andres.
Arrivals here over the Mexican
Northwestern railway say that Villa’s
men are in possession of Namiquipa.
Two-Cent Mali Extended.
Washington, D. C.—Conclusion of a
convention providing for a 2-cent let­
ter rate between the United States
and New Zealand Is announced by the
postoffice department. New Zealand
Is approximately 7000 miles from the
eastern coast of the United States.
Gulf Coast and Southera States Suffer
from Tropical Hurricane.
Carranza Makes New Promises.
After several hours’ struggle with
the heaviest sea in months, the coast­
guard crew from Manistee. Mich., suc­
ceeded in rescuing P. T. Daily, a con­
tractor, and eight workmen, who weTe
carried out into Lake Michigan on a
derrick scow which earlier in the day
Tragedy Bared In Ashes.
broke from its moorings here during
Flasher, N. D —That P. B. Wilkison,
a fierce storm. The nine men were
nearly eight miles out in Lake Michi­ a farmer, shot and killed his daughter,
gan when the coastguard reached Gladys, and then set fire to the fam
ily home near here and killed himself
Although the registration of 738,710 was the conclusion reached by au­
voters in New York City exceeded last thorities Tuesday with the finding of
year’s record by 70,899, the predic­ the two bullet-riddled bodies In the
tions of political leaders were not ful­ ruins of the house. A shotgun was the
filled. The complete registration fig­
ures now available show a gain of 33,- weapon used.
Domestic difficulties, it was said by
424 over the registration for the last
presidential election in 1912. Politi­ neighbors, prompted Mrs. Wilkison
cians have prophesied that a total of and another child to quit the home two
750,000 to 800,000 would be attained. hours before the fire was discovered.
One reason given for the failure to
Notice to News
reach these figures is the return to
Retrial Is Begun.
Europe of many men of foreign birth.
San Francisco.—The Becond trial of
Reports from the Portland office of
A mark here indicates that
the bureau of labor statistics of Ore­ six men under indictment in the so-
your subscription is delinquent.
gon, show that during July and August called Oregon land fraud case began
Please call and fix it.
1663 applications for help and 5139 ap­ Wednesday morning in Federal Judge
plications for employment were re­ Doollng’s court.
ceived. The bureau furnished employ­
Nat C. Coghlan, chief attorney for
ment for 4661 persons in the two Norman D. Cook, one of the defend­
ants, cannot be present on account of
an engagement at Los Angeles, but
M r . H orna S a a k a r -
his absence is not expected to delay
the hearing. The jury disagreed at
and Buy O ro h a rd Land
the first trial four months ago.
dence in the baring of an alleged plot
to violate the neutrality laws of the
Explosive Cache Bared.
United 8tates by shipping the arms to
East Machias, Me.—An explosion
Mexico, arrived in Los Angeles Fri­
day and were immediately seized by which shook this village early Satur­
------------------------ *------------------------ N 1 federal authorities.
day has revealed that a building at
the head of navigation on the East
A delegation of six men from the Machias river has been used secretly
Passenger Train Schedule
| Danish West Indies, who were chosen as a storehouse for some powerful ex
Effective Oct. 4,1914
by the colonial councils of the islands, plosive. Efforts to ascertain the own­
! left San Juan for Denmark to report ership of the explosive were unsuc­
to the committee with regard to the cessful. Reports that boats had been
sale of the islands to the United heard passing up the river during a
Salem . . . 7:00 9.45
Dallas. . . 8.15 11.02
5.30 | States. The delegation has been in- heavy storm Friday night and Satur­
day morning could not be confirmed.
6.05 | structed to recommend the sale.
Falls City. 8.50 11.35
Commander of the German Submarine U-53.
Prices On 8hoes Soaring.
Pittsburg. — Wholesale prices on
men's and women’s footwear have
been advanced 50 to 75 cents a pair
within the last 72 hours and certain
lines have been withdrawn entirely
from the market owing to a shortage
In leather, according to announcement
here by officers of the Pennsylvania
Shoe Travelers’ association.
letters were read from firms manu­
facturing shoes announcing an ad­
vance of 37 to 60 cents a pair on up­
per stock and eight to 10 cents a
pound on sole leather.
Idaho Man Buys Blooded Bull.
Lewiston, Idaho.—Dean Iddlngs, of
the University of Idaho, states that
Henry Thiossen, of Sweetwater, Ida­
ho, has purchased at Kansas City at
the American Hereford Association
sale the bull Prince Rupert ROth. pay­
ing $2200 for the animal. Mr. Thles-
nen came to Idaho from Germany as
a stowaway several years ago. He
is now said to be the greatest produc­
er of pure bred Herefords this side of
the Mississippi river. It has been Mr.
Thlessen's policy to always raise the
best cattle possible, regardless of the
Twelve Fly In Great Air Boat
Buffalo, N. Y.—An enormous flying
boat built after the lines of the Amer­
ica, with 11 passengers seated In the
cabin, and the pilot, made a trial trip
at a height of 500 feet over Lake Keu-
ka Monday afternoon.
The new flying boat has a greater
spread of wing than the America. It
Is not of the tractor type. There are
two pusher propellors, each operated
by an eight-cylinder motor of 200-
Lights Show U. ®. Flag.
New York.—When the American
line steamship St. Paul which arrived
here from England, approached the
American coast Saturday night, she
was brilliantly Illuminated so that no
German submarine might, mistake her
for a vessel of the entente allies. Cap­
tain A. R. Mills ordered also that a
cluster of lamps be swung out to port
and to starboard so passing craft
might distinguish the American flag
painted on each side.
Atlanta, Ga.—The south was racked
by earthquake aud swept by storm at
Hie Hume time Thursday.
While a
tropical hurricane wa» flaying the Gulf
coast, earth tremors overturned chim­
neys aud frightened away many peo­
ple from (heir homes in Georgia. Ala­
bama and Tennessee.
The earthquake did tittle damage,
but a wind that reached a velocity of
114 mite« au hour lifted roofs from
houses at Pensacola, Fla., and sank
several vessels Iu the harbor. One V
life was lost.
Mobile reported that It had been
touched more lightly, although the
wtml blew 110 mllee an hour. Two
small buildings were destroyed and a
negro woman was killed by a live wire.
Shipping at Mobile had been warned
aud apparently suffered little harm.
Two river steamers were sunk, a
schooner and a steamer were driven
ashore and small boats were lost.
The earth shocks were felt shortly
after 4 o'clock and were severest In
Montgomery and Birmingham, Ala.,
where swaying office buildings were
emptied within a few minutes. In
these towns chimneys were destroyed
and articles were hurled from shelves
In residences and shops. Elsewhere
no damage was reported.
The earthquake was felt aa far north
as Louisville. Ky., and east of Augus­
ta. Ga. Its duration was about thru«
minutes and there were two shocks.
The hurricane had been sweeping
northward from Yucatan and hit the
coast early In the day. It then moved
into the Interior with decreased In­
Mobile was struck early in the day
aud wire communication went down
Iu a short time. Soon ivusamla. too,
was cut off, and not until night was
it possible to reach that city. Esti­
mates put the damage in Mobile at
$15.000, but no estimates had been
made of the loss at Pensacola. New
Orleans escaped the storm.
Everywhere the high wind was ac­
companied by a torrential downpour
of water. At Ilurwood. La., there was
a fall of nearly 11 inches during the
day. Montgomery, Ala., was swept by
a heavy wind and there was a heavy
rainfall, but little damage. Houses
were damaged at Opp, Ala., and there
was damage at other small towns
throughout Alabama.
Houses and
• tori
were unroofed .It 'I r..v 111 Ho se
sections there wus no report of loss
of life.
Reports coming In from many small
towns in Alabama Indicated that dam­
age in rural districts might reach
many thousands of dollars. Traveling
salesmen reaching Montgomery told
of buildings blown down and unroofed
and of thousands of acres of timber
being damaged throughout Alabama.
Virtually the same district on the Gulf
roast suffered heavy damage in the
great July hurricane. Then shipping
sustained the most serious loss ever
known In a Gulf storm, and in scores
of cities and towns the damage went
into the thousands of dollars.
A short time later millions of dol­
lars of damage was done by a storm
In the two Carollnas.
Birmingham Feels 3 Shocks.
Birmingham. Ala.—Birmingham fait
three sharp earth shocks separated by
brief Intervals Thursday. Little dam­
age was done other than to windows
and chimneys, but the quakes caused
great excitement.
Thousands poured from office build­
ings ami downtown structures. A ma­
tinee audience at a theater rushed for
the exits. All the county courts ad­
journed In alarm.
The main central telephone ex­
change set a new record by handling
25,000 calls within an hour.
Berlin Curbs Taxicab Use.
Berlin, via The Hague to London.—
Berliners in the near future must en­
deavor to arrive at the theaters In
time for the play without the use of
taxicabs. It Is planned to forbid the
use of these vehicles /o r trips to and
from places of amusement. The taxl-
eabs, 11 Is hoped, will be available for
a more Important purpose. At the be­
ginning of the war there were 2600
taxicabs running In Berlin. This num­
ber has been reduced to 800.
Turkish Transport Taksn.
Petrograd, via London.—The Rus­
sian submarine Tulen, October 12, af­
ter an engagement near the Bosphor­
us, captured the Turkish 6000-ton
armed war transport Rodltsto, says
a Russian official statement.
transport, which was commanded by
German officers, was taken to Sebas­
Dividend is 700 Per cent.
Pittsburg.—Directors of the Quaker
Oil A Qas company, the producing and
of the Pure Oil company, have declar­
ed a dividend of 700 per cent. The di­
vidend is payable at once.