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FALLS CITY NEWS
KALLS CITY OKEGON, SA TU R D A Y , DECEMBER 2. 1916
BY NEW RULING
Authorlzos Drastic D e m u rra p
IS EFFECTIVE AT ONCE
for a record score aKainst the
Multnomah club dropped to par
when it became certain that
neither Mitchell nor Dudley could
be in the Thanksgiving game,
Mitchell is in the Eugene hos-
; pital with two ribs caved in and a
muscle torn loose. Me is in great
pain and it is doubtful if he can
. start against the University of
Pennsylvania at Pasadena on New
Y ear’s day. He has been follow
ing in the footsteps o f his brother
as one o f the greatest northwest
ends and his loss will cripple Bez-
dek’s veteran line.
Dudley, who went in for Mitchell
after Cook had been given a brief
trial, was carried from the field
with a broken ankle. This is Dud
ley’s senior year in college and he
i us^ K*>t in the game long enough
to win a letter,
Beckett will l>e back in his old
Htation on the left side o f the line,
which W'H help in filling the hole
^Tt by Mitchell. Either ( ook or
McKinney will be in the wing
Cunnars and Troopers
Long to Return Home
On ly O ffic e rs W ith F a t Chacha Fave
S ta y on Bordar — Fre q ue n t D é ser
tion s Show M orale o f M e n Is D e
m oralized by Seem ingly U n n e c e ss
ary R etention at C alexioo.
“ Get the boys out o f the tren
ches by Christmas.”
P R ES ID EN T S ' M ESSAGES.
TKtjr Travalad Slowly In tha Daya Ba
fora tha Railroad*.
In the brave old daya before rail
roada were built the utmost exertlou*
were made to ex|iedlla the conveyance
of a prealdent'a message, and atage-
coachea lira ring coplea o f one of thene
Important document* catabttubed new
records In tranaportatlou.
There were famous drivers In those
atagecoacb daya, and they did their
greatest feata In speeding to the west
ward messages of presidents. One of
■ be most expfH relnsmen was Homer
Westover. With copies o f a special
message sent to congress by President
Van Buren, Westover drove from L'n-
lootown to Brownsville, a distance of
twenty miles. In forty five minutes.
Tbls message o f Presldeut Van Buren
waa taken from Frederick to Wheeling.
222 miles. In twenty-three and one-half
Another famous driver was Bedding
Bunting, who guided Ibe six matched
horses that drew the big mall coach o f
the Stockton line. Seymour Dunbar,
author o f "A History o f Travel In
America," says that perhaps the great
est o f Bunting's great accomplishments
was performed when his coach carried
coplea o f President Polk's message. In
which the country was uotltled that
war with Mexico had begun. On that
»ccaalon Bunting drove 131 miles In
twelve hours, ills passengers recov
In the early decadea o f the nine
leenth century presidential messages
were awaited by the public with great
Interest, but that was not tbe only rea
son why stage lines made their best
time when carrying these documents.
These lines carried the malla, and the
postoffice department attached much
Importance to the apeed that was made
by coaches while conveying a presi
dent's message In the malls. We are
told by " A History o f Travel” that for
occasldns o f this sort the most ambl
tlous and expert drivers were selected,
aud as one o f them sped across the
country, urging on his six horses from
the top o f a heavy and careening ve
hicle. tbe population o f all the region
along the road gathered to watch aud
cheer him. There was no profit to the
stage lines In tbls business. Relays of
horses bad to be provided at much
more frequent intervals than was
tiKual, and valuable animals were ruin
ed by the exertions to which they were
President Monroe's message o f Dec.
7. 1819, was seventy-eight days on Its
Journey from the national capital to
Little Rock, not arriving there until
!• et*. 22, 1820 . But President Jackson's
annual message o f Dec. 8, 1829. was
hurried from Washington to Little
Bock in the "astonishing time'' o f four
teen days, and on Dec. 29. 1829. the
Arkansas Gazette said. "Thus have the
Improvements which have been made
in the expedition o f the mails brought
us, as It were, sixty-four days nearer
the city o f tbe general government than
we were ten years ago.”
The boys referred to are those
o f Battery A and Troop A, 0. N.
G., who have been serving on
Row Ta riff Is Compromiso and W ill
the border for five months.
The infantry returned from
Reach Highest at SB Dally.
the border almost three months
ago, but the battery and troop
Washington, Nov. 29.—As an
are still in the south at Calexito,
emergency measure to relieve the
the hottest spot where troops are
freight car shortage the interstate
commerce commission today au-
Citizen soldiers from other
thorized railroads to establish and
states have gone to the border
maintain until May 1 next a pro-
and been sent back home since
gressive demurrage scale, higher
the battery and troop left Ore
than the present flat rate of $1 a
gon. but these have seen retained
at a place where the thermome
The scale is a compromise be
ter is 120 in the afternoon.
tween the pro[X)sed graduated
Troop A and the battery were
the first citizen soldiers to get to
ly suspended and the rates sug-
the border after the order for
gested by shippers’ interests.
mobilization last June. The 3d
Oregon regiment was ordered
Allows Growers home in September and mustered
and Dealers Fair Profits, But
three days after each railroad files
with the commission its formal
Letters from the soldiers ex
press discontent with the situa-
schedule or probably within a
v . vr
,! tion. They want to get home.
New York, Nov. 28.-Formal
“ We are tired o f th is ’watchful
Under the new scale two free
days are allowed and subsequent appeal for government regulation foolishness.’ ” writes a member
charges are $1 for the third day, o f the country s food supply was o f the battery. ..,f there were
forwarded to President Wilson to- anything that we could do;, if
$2 for the fourth day, 13 for the
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fifth and $5 for the sixth and each d a yb y the representatives o ft w o there were any need o f us we
day thereafter. The rule that ™,UK)n -Avoman of the National would say nothing but sei^e
charges shall be suspended on days
cheerfully. The men are discon-
when weather prevents unloading,
" unultaneously Patrick E. Quinn tented and are deserting. ”
and the so-called “ average agree- >wvernment commissioner for New
Twenty-one men have deserted
ment” by which credit is allowed •Sou™
a*es' explained the A us- from the battery alone. Because
shippers who unload in less than tralian system of food control to o f the resentment the artillery-1
the United Press and recommend men feel they are inclined to con
the two free days, are retained.
its adoption by the United done desertion.
This spirit is
The suspended schedules pro
The plea o f the house lowering the standard o f the
vided for two free days and
charges o f $2 for the third day, $3 wives and the remedial system battery.
“ Unless we are called home
for the fourth. $4 for the fifth, outlined by Quinn dovetail with
and $5 for the sixth and each day Governor Whitman’s move for the soon,” writes a member o f the
thereafter, with the weather rules regulation o f New York’s food battery, “ there will be a lot of
eliminated and the average agree supply by a state food commission. reputations lost before the winter
ment modified. The national in Both Quinn and Mrs. Julian is over, as there will be many
dustrial traffic league, a shippers’ Heath, president o f the House- more desertions.”
The soldiers read in the Port-
organization, at a hearing Monday w ives league, praised Governor
Your Own Fig Troa.
paperg statements from the
suggested rates o f $1 a day for
It may Interest you, says the New
The housewives rebellion, adopt- officers that the men are content
the third and four days, $2 a day
York Sun, to know that figs can be
for the fourth and fifth days and ed by the state chairman of the edi This, says the privates, is growu In pots or In the open ground In
they regions where there are three months
$5 for the sixth and each day league from every state in the absolutely wrong,
union, bases its appeal on the as- charge that the officers are wil- o f warm weather. The fig Is less like
the apple and the |>each, which ripen
Commissioner McChord, who is sertion that “ the people of the ling to remain on the border be all their fruit at once, than like the
directing an investigation o f car United States are suffering from cause most o f them are receiving raspberry and the blackberry, which
ripen their frult8 continuously through
shortage, explained tonight that exhorbitant prices due to shortage more pay from the government the bearing season. Figs continue to
the commission’s order was intend
as commissioned officers than ripeu fruit until checked by cold
ed only to stimulate prompt un creased imports and speculation.” they ever received in private life «rather
For pot culture tbe fig requires about
The league s appeal urges the an(j have no desire o f letting « 0
the same treatment as a rubber plant,
government to determine by all 0f the g^ern m en t payroll,
and If It gets plenty o f water tbe fruit
possible methods the food supply
\ number o f employers prom- will ripen. Vigorous plants will have
fruit In all stages o f growth, from tbe
needed to feed the people of the ¡3ed t0 ^ ve employes half-pay
Polk County Youth
United States and to take meas- and hold thejr j obg for
them, smallest green fruit to tbe ripe figs
Dies For England ures to limit sales for export to the The lonR )ap8e o f time hag work. ready to be picked and eaten.
W ANT PRICE OF FOOD
UNDER U. S. CONTROL
Low Salarie* In Greece.
Dallas, Ore. Nov. 29.— Francis surplus over domestic require- ed a hardship on these employers
No doubt Greek officer*, who are
and some cut off the half-pay very badly paid as compared wltb the
McGowan, who graduated from
October 1. They could not see English standard, console themselves
the high school at Bethel, Polk
any reason for givin g half pay with the knowledge that they are
county, in 1915. was killed on
probably a* well off In tbe army as
when the 3d regiment was mus they would be In any other profession,
November 1, “ somewhere in School Teacher Hurt
tered out in the middle o f Sept.
for salaries In Greece are all ridicu
France.” while fighting as a pri
By A u to and May Die Loss o f the half-pay, prospec lously low as gauged by those in Great
vate with the Canadian infantry.
Britain. The highest Judges, for ex
tive loss o f job. detention on the ample, do not get much more than £200
Young McGowan, who was only
18 years o f aare, was a nephew M i a * Eth e l Rlgdon Run Dow n at Street border months longer than any a year, while many o f their less exalt
ed brothers t^ ve to make euds meet
o f A. J. McGowan, a farmer liv
Corner o f C ap ital b y M a c h in e and other troops taken from civil life, on about half that sum, with tbe pros
knowledge that the folks at home i pect o f a full pension after thirty-five
ing near Bethel, and resided with
S u ffe ra Fra c tu re o f Sku ll.
are in many instances reduced to years' service.—London Chronicle.
him for several years. He enlist
actual want, have all contributed
ed in the Canadian volunteers
Salem, Or., Nov. 26.- Miss to sow discontent among the two
De day er Jedginent looks so fur
Ethel Rigdon, teacher in the
An appeal sent to Secretary of off dat some folks thinks dey kin cut
Salem high school, was struck hv W ar Baker to return the battery up whilst it's cornin’ au' den flop down
an automobile here tonight and and troop was answered bv the an' pray off de high Jinks long 'fo' de
Football Players Come
statement that General Funston trumpet blows. Bui when dey makes
probably fatally hurt.
charge. Inquiry o f General lnqulrement o f conscience dey finds
to Brief at Eugene She was crossing Church street has
dat de day er Jedgment's been here aU
Funston elicited the response de time!—Atlanta Constitution.
at State. She was taken to W il that General Bell has charge. No
lamette sanitarium, where an word has come from Gen. Bell.
Tw o Fo o tb a ll Playore In
A Movement Indorsed.
operation was performed, but no
Senator Chamberl»in and Lane
"Charley, dear," said young Mrs. Tor
M itc h e ll W ith Riba C ovad In and
hopes for her recovery are enter have been asked to see what they j kins. " I hear that some o f tbe poll!!
M u o cle Torn Lo o a o . Dudlay Hoe
tained. Her skull was fractured. can do. The discontented mem-1 clans want to efface part} lines.”
Broken A n k lo . Great S p o rt,
hers o f the battery are hopeful! "Yes?"
Asa Trindle driver o f the auto.
"W ell, I Just hope they do. Having
that Governor Wi»hycombe would
surrendered at the police s ta tio n ________
your telephone ring every time a neigh
ask that ____
“ University of Oregon, Eugene, and was released on his own re- be mustered out. the war depart- bor puts In a call la a perfect nxV
•ance.” —Washington Star.
O r., Nov. 26 .-O re gon ’s chances cognizance.
ment would act.—Telegram,
We Now Have In Effect Reduced
Prices on Ladies Hats, Ladies
Cloaks, Childs Cloaks.
Mens heaviest all wool regular
$8.50 Mackinaw at special price
Procure your needs o f above
at greatiy reduced prices.
SELIG’S. Cash Price Store,
“ M eeting and Beating Com petition".
Date of Convening a Row Congress
Every four years there is more
or less discussion o f the desirabil
ity o f changing the date o f in
auguration and the date o f con
vening a newly elected Congress.
We hold our election
November but the President does
not take his office until the 4th
o f March, or after a period o f
about four months.
elected Congress assumes its o f
N O T IC E O F F I N A L S E T T L E M E N T
Notice is hereby given that M .
L. Thompson, administrator o f the
estate o f W. B. Officer, deceased,
has filed his final account as such
administrator in the County Court
o f the State o f Oregon, for Polk
County, and that said Court has
appointed Monday, the 4th day o f
December, 1916, at the hour o f
ten o’clock in the forenoon o f said
day at the court room o f the said
County Court, o f Dallas, Oregon,
as the time and place for the
hearing o f all objections to the
said final account and the settle
Dated and first published Nov.,
M .L Thompson
ficial identity on the same day,
but its first regular session is not
held until the first Monday in
December following, so that, un
less there be a special session
called. Congress does not meet
until 13 months after its election.
There are many plausible argu
ments in favor o f the inaugura
tion o f the new President and the '
NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION.
holding o f the regular session o f
Congress within a month or two I Notice is hereby given that the
after election. Although a party partnership heretofore existing
or some o f its members in Con between R. G. Masters and Wm.
gress may be repudiated at the Hinshaw under the firm name o f
polls in November, it continues to Masters & Hinshaw has this day
enact laws for the ensuing fiscal been dissolved by mutual agree
year. Even though a special ment, R. G. Masters retiring free
session o f Congress might be from any obligations whatsoever
called immediately after the to the firm aforesaid.
fourth o f March, in case o f a i Dated this the 13th day o f N ov
change o f administration, yet the ember 1916.
R. G. Masters.
appropriations and much general
legislation would have been en
acted subsequent to the election
The Rev. Irl R . H lekt 1 9 1 7 Almanae
and prior to the inauguration.
The Rev. Irl R. Hicks Almanac
It is quite likely that some time
1917 comes out bright and bet
we shall change this plan, al
ever. His splendid por
though there is no urgent popular
four color work, taken
demand for it at the present
in May, 1916, proves that
time. In the earlier davs o f the
friend o f the millions is
government when all travel was
on horseback or by stage, and very far from being “ a dead
when it took a long time to trans man.” Every home, office and
mit communications, it was de business in America owe it to this
sirable that considerable time faithful, old friend o f the people
elapse between election and to send for his Almanac and Mag
change o f administration. That azine for 1917. This Almanac is
reason no longer exists and it 35c by mail. His monthly M ag
would seem that prompt compli azine with Almanac, one dollar a
ance with the wishes o f the peo year. Send to W O R D A N D W O R K S
ple, as indicated at the polls, P U B L IS H IN Q C O M P A N Y . 8 4 0 1 F r a n k
would call for a change in the lin Ava n u a , S t. Lo u ia , M o .
date o f both inauguration and the
holding o f the first regular sess
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