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FALLS CITY NEWS
RAVAGES OF RATS.
J a l l a QÜttii Nem a
E x term i nat« tho Rodonto.
SATURDAY. APRIL 7, 1917
Tha Ocsan Oftan Takas Swift Ravangs
Whan 8truek by th* Land.
The only wild animal that lives
T o say that a ship in nudocenn
under the same roof with man is might be destroyed by an earth
D. L. WOOD A SON,
the rat, says the Literary Digest. quake seema paradoxical aud ab
We pay fo r its keep, although we surd, yet it is true. Whenever a
T he F a l l s C ity N ews . 1 year $1.00 )
■ o tli-1 Teir
are not on friendly terms with i t subterranean convulaion occurs be
. fcw « l M «.CO »4 cl««» null •' ts. »ostoffi«
N orthwest F a r m s t e a d , 1 yeur $1.00 j-
M Falla C lt j
Polk C o u t s . Or.-«-'«. <» 4 « Ik«
In return it plagues us ui uiauy neath or Bt the edge of the sea the
P t * f Ci u m
«1 lU rtk ». U I » _____________
To One Addrooo
ways. It gnaws our walls aud fur water will be agitated in proportion
TtkfinH wtwsOfn«. _______ niture, steals our food aud, above
to its force. Strike a tub of water
■11, is active in the spread of dis a gentle tap and see how its liquid
if »« W rtptto« Batas: Onayaar. * 1 . 00 . «U moatka.
UNUSUAL CLUB OFFER
YOUR YEAR’S READING
I t santa, tkraa months. 24 oanU. alacia M i l « »
ease. The annual rat bill of the contents shiver and ripple. Watch
United States for food alone is es a railway train running at the edge
boo booa fortunol* In mtklng
A4 Tertial n f Rata«: Diaftlay. 15 cents an Inch ;
timated by Mary Dudderidge, writ o f a body o f water and observe how
l*k« Imun’iUnto h >I vantage of this gr«at tub- orrougomvnta with tho ’NORTHS* RUT
•aalnaas Notice« 5 canta a Una; For Sale. Rant
■rrl|ttloit bargain. It will ho good for but a KAKMHTKAO whorvby both moy bo oflforod
ing in the Forecast, at $ 160,000,000. the water trembles under the con
tsahanfT . Want and Pay In ta tta .nment No
■hurl lim e, so mhu I your now or r«n * w «l for • short tl moot only Jfc'onU moro ’.halt tbo
tice« tats, a lin e C ardal Thanks M eta'L eas
The rat not only disseminates bu cussion of the wheels upon the
•itbocrlplion »t ouoo. If you art» now a tub
i«gultr price of our (toper, t om» lit end
■atiesa. !««a l rataa.
bonic plague, but carries tape ground.
Earthquake shocks give
poy up your aubaerlptlon for enothar ycer
ourlbor to oltlier, credit will bo oitoiidod
worms, trichinae, flukes, round- rise sometimes to great disturb^
Copy lar naw ada. and chan*«« ahould ha aant
worms and other parasites, besides ances, either by a direct jar to the
ta The New« not later than Wednesday.
being suspected as an active agent water or by setting in motiou waves
•trial«: C am p a par e l the City al Falla Cits
in communicating leprosy and in whose rolliug does damage, especial
It can gnaw ly in confined harbors. Sometimes
I s s u e d E v e r y S a t u r d a y M o r n i n g
next month. That’s what this offer is worth to you, but you must act
Tho old reliable NORTHS* KMT FARM
through any common building ma- a port will be suddenly invaded by
8TKAD will bo tugger end bettor thou over at once. Como TODAY!
l terial except stone, hard brick, ce a wave, the cause of which was an
hit cornhif acoaon. It* editor» will devote
their boat effort» lu meklng till» (mper the
ment, glass and iron. It destroys earthquake, which rolls in upreared
Finest Food For Horses.
beat In the country. Koch week you’ ll r e
It ia stated that, no matter what whole fields o f grain, climbs trees like a wall and carries death and
ceive a eleon. well edited imuc on better
class o f animal is brought to Jerex to steal fruit, eats both fowls and destruction in its course.
feruling, marketing, price», profit», educe
lion ettlaeiiRhlp, home end aociel life. Re
de la Frontera, Spain, in two gen their eggs and destroys game. It
Such catastrophes are not uncom
guler price elone. $1 00 per ycer.
eration! it acquires remarkable steals costly furs and laces for its mon in volcanic districts, where the
toughness and endurance. This is nests when it can get them. Much ocean retorts with terrible venge
attributed partly to the climate, but of our annual loss by fire is due to ance when it is struck by the land.
principally to its feeding on a rich the rat, and it also starts floods by That appalling explosion in 1883 of
wild clover called “ xulla,’’ found burrowing in dams and levees.
Krakatoa, in the strait of Sunda,
The modern wav of attacking the was followed on neighboring coasts
only in the province o f Cadiz, which
people there 6ay is the finest food rat, this writer says, “ is to build it bv a series of vast billows that roll
in the world for horses. The zulla out.” The ratproofing of buildings ed inland, deluging a wide extent
is very rich in sustenance and grows is described as "a cheap form of in o f shore, sweeping away over 150
to three or four feet in height and surance against fire and pestilence.” villages and crushing or drowning
with more luxuriance in chalky, Miss Dudderidge continues:
more than 30,000 persons. Within
“ When rats get into ratproof a few years the coasts of northern
dayev soil, such as is found here in
the vineyards which produce the buildings we have to resort to traps Japan have been inundated repeat
famous ferez wine or sherry. It is and poison to get them out, the for edly by earthquake waves with simi
never sown or cultivated, as it mer being the least objectionable. In lar dire calamities, and they are
seems to grow best wild.— London the use o f traps it must be borne in likely to occur agaiu.
mind that the rat is extremely cau
Now and then earthquakes are
tious and will not enter strange felt even in the open sea, far from
The Torpedo Fish.
looking contrivances in search of land. Thua Captain Lecky, a scien
The torpedo fish, known to scien food if plenty of other nourishment tific writer upon the sea, tells us
tists as the Torpedo eleetricus, are that is not open to suspicion is that in one instance where he was
the electric catfish of the Nile. j available.
The trap should be present the inkstand upon the cap
Thev can give an electric shock strong enough so that the rat can- j tain’ s table w|a jerked upward
similar to that of an electric Ley 1 not force its head between the wire against the ceiling, where it left an
den jar. This is useful to the fish and escape and should be dipped in unmistakable record of the occur
in stunning prey and in confound boiling water or smoked before be rence, and yet this vessel was steam
ing their enemies. This shock, like ing set, to kill the human smell or ing along in smooth water, many
any other electricity, may be con that o f rats previously caught. It hundreds of fathoms deep. “ The
ducted through a metallic substance should not be placed in an open concussions,” he says, “ were so }
and is often unpleasant, though space, but along the wall or in a smart that passengers were shaken
It is conveyed narrow runway, for the rat’s vision | off their seats, and, of course,
through an iron spear or knife, so is somewhat defective in the day thought that the vessel had run
that the person holding either of time, and, depending on its whiskers ashore.” All this disturbance was,
these implements may receive a as a guide, it has to keep close to j nevertheless, only the result of a
shock when it comes in contact with some wall or other boundary. Fish shock at the bottom, and when the
the fish.— St. Nicholas.
makes an excellent bait, but any nonelastic nature of water is con
I odorous edible different from the sidered the severity of the jar is not
Killing On* Fly.
| animal’s customary diet is likely to surprising.— “ Book of the Ocean,”
Every fly begins as an egg de i attract it. Poisoning should not be
by Ernest Ingersoll.
posited in some kind of organic resorted to in dwellings, and some
filth. It hatches into a tiny maggot of the most efficient poisons are so
within a few hours, begins to feed ( dangerous that they should be used
In 1753, in the ninety-sixth year J
and grow, completes its growth and only by experts.”
o f her age, died Jean, countess of
comes out as a perfect fly in pos
Roxburghe. She was not a very re
land ami the island of naiabac. In uin
TH E WAY TO SUCCEED.
sibly ten days, i t then requires at
Kean and Macroady.
markable woman, but her memory
Philippines, our most westerly point.
least fourteen days to mature its
When Edmund Kean and Mac- j is preserved on account of her long
Chari** M. Schwab’s Advics to Young The distance between them la Just a
first batch of eggs, and it may live ready, intense rivals, played in the
widowhood, which lasted seventy-
little less than ISO degrees, or half the
Men Starting to Work.
School 10 a. m.
to mature and deposit at least 6ix same pieces at Drury Lane it was
ong years. Her father, the first | In bis book "Succeeding With Wliat circumference of tho earth. S t Croix,
service II a. m.
layings of from 120 to 150 eggs usual to consult them in the course
In tho Danish West Indies, la thirty-
Lord Tweeddale, fought at Marston | You Have" Charles M. Schwab says:
each. This means that in killing o f the evening as to what they j
"When I took charge of the Carne eight miles farther east than Culebra.
Moor in 1644. This Countess of
one fly we may be preventing the would appear in next. One night
Roxburghe’ s long widowhood is in
hatching of nearly a thousand oth when the prompter was sent to ask ,
significant when compared with young chap employed there as water sun Is rising on S t Croix It Is setting Mid-week prayer meeting 7:30 p.m
ers.— St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Mr. Macready what he would play that of a certain Agnes Skinner. boy. A little later lia became a clerk. on Balabac.—Youth's Companion.
Everyone cordially invited to
with Mr. Kean the great tragedian According to an inscription in Cam 1 had a habit of going over the works
frowned upon him till he blushed.
Drinking horns were beloved of ; “ Sir,” he roared, “ how should I berwell church, this worthy woman thing was motlng. I noticed that no
If you hud spent fifteen of the best
Edgar N. Long, Pastor.
the early Saxons, who always took know what the man would like to died in 1499 at the age o f 119 years, matter what time I came around I years of your life listening to tho com
having survived her husband only would hull the former water boy bard posing room tell “ why they can't act
their mead in this manner. Many play?”
The prompter retired to
o f the old drinking horns were seek the desired information from eight years less than a century.— j at work. I never learned when he it,” bad grown hollow In the checks f ------------------------ -------------------------\
listening to Unotypers tell you you
fashioned from the horns of the Mr. Kean. “ Sir,” said Mr. Kean London Telegraph.
SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY
"Now, there seemed to lie nothing didn't know what you were talking
rhinoceros under the belief that “ it sharply, “ how should I know what
remarkable about this fellow except about and had grown Uie strlnghalt
Passenger Train Schedule
A Famous Paris Sign.
sweats at the approach of poison.” the fellow can play?”
liD Industry. The only way In which from standing first on one foot and
Effective Oct. 4,1914
Hence, according to this supersti
be attracted attention was by wurklng then on the other while you listened to
tion, the drinker would be in a po
longer hours uud getting better results the foremun make objections, you
No Narvoua Strain.
sition to tell at once whether an
Salem . , . 7:00 9.45
than any one else, it was not long wouldn't have blamed us for hugging
Crawford— The elephant sleeps
Dallas. . . 8.15 11.02
enemy had been t a p ering with his I only five hours out of every twenty- sign at 55 Rue du Chateau-d’Eau, before we needed an assistant super n dirty faced kid, with freckles bigger
which has been there ever 6ince intendent. The ex-water boy got tbo than a nickel, who looked up Into the
FallsCity. 8.50 11.35
beverage .—Loader Globe.
1870. It is riddled with holes made Job. When we established our great editor’s whiskers uud said. "Mister,
Crabshaw— Very true, but just by the bullets of the Prussians, and
armor plate department there was not where Is tho opposing room?"—Buffalo
stop and consider that the elephant the occupant of the shop states that the slightest difference o f opinion
Home-^afby is a theory o f medi doesn’t have to attend lectures or so far as he is aware it is the only among the partners as to who should
alls City. 9.30 1.25
cine promulgated by Dr. Samuel the opera, listen to sermons or lend public relic of the Franco-Prussian be manager. It was the youth with
Take Thia Any Way.
Dallas. . . 10.10 2.00
Hahnemann (1755-1843) of Leip- an ear to some fellow’s description war in evidence in the streets of j the penchant for overtime service.
You would not allow another man to
Salem . . . 11.01 3.15
aig in 1810. It asserts that any dis of his newest baby or car, and yon Paris today. “ My sign,” he added ,\ “Today that ex-water boy, Alva C. snub you. to tic discourteous to you,
A. C. Howiu, AOKNT
ease should be treated by medicines will realize that he has a pretty soft “ brings me plenty o f customers. I Dinkey, is bead of a great steel com without resenting It. Neither will tho
pany and very wealthy, ills rise was other fellow permit you to treat him
in minute doses that would produce time of it, taken all in all.— Life.
rt with it for anything.” predicated on bis willingness to work
wouldn’ t part
shabbily without letting you know
in a healthy patient symptoms simi
as long as there was any work to 1» wbat he tlilnka of it. Some days you
Skin of Sharks.
lar to those manifested by the dis
feel cross, cranky and Irritable. And
The rough skin of sharks is em
ease requiring treatment. This is
“ Do you think your sister likes
“ If n young man entering industry did It ever occur to you that on these
the principle of “ like diseases are ployed by joiners for polishing fine me, W illie?”
were to ask me for advice I would very days you seem to see others as
cured by like remedies” (Latin, grained wood and for covering the
“ Y es; she stood up for you at say: Don’t be afraid of Imperiling your others seem to see you? Did It ever
health by giving a few extra hours occur to you that others are bound to
simila similibus curantur) and is : hilts of swords, tools, and the like, dinner.”
based on the theory that two simi to make them firmer in the grasp.
“ Stood up for me I Was anybody to the company thut pays you your treat you as you treat them? Take
salary. Don’t be reluctant about put this any way you want to, but take 1L
larly diseased conditions cannot The flesh is coarse, but is sometimes saying anything against m e?”
ting on overalls.
Bare bands grip —Silent Partner.
subsist in the same organ at the
“ Oh, no; nothing much. Father
j and are much used by the Chinese said he thought you were rather .a success better than kid gloves. Be
1 in making a rich gelatinous soup. donkey, but sis got up and said you thorough in all things, no matter how
small or distasteful. The man who
| The liver yields a large quantity of weren’ t and told father he ought to
Clasp Tails aa Thay Pasa.
counts his hours uud kicks about tils
Among the peculiarly tailed fishes valuable oil.
know better than judge a man by salary is a self elected failure.
“ If you please, mamma,” asked Clar
the sea horses are alone in having
"It may be In seemingly unimpor
his looks.” — Exchange.
ence, aged ten, “ will you kindly lend
8t. Pater's In Roms.
the tail prehensile. With it they
tant things that u man expresses his
me a pencil?"
anchor themselves to seaweed and
"But,” said mamma, “ I left a pen
other things in strong currents, for ceeded one another in the construc
At the French court the card count heavily in the long run. When and Ink for you to do your lessons with
they are poor swimmers. As two
rooms from the time of Charles VI.
on the nursery table. Why don't you
o f these interesting creatures meet tificates o f twenty-eight popes and to that of Louis X V I. were luxuri shop you will wait for the man who use those Instead of a pencil?”
they may clasp tails for a moment during a period of 176 years. A c ously furnished. The counters used
"Well, you see," Clarence explained.
trimmer bnlr cut. Business leaders
and then pass on as if they had cording to the calculation of Carlo were mother-of-pearl or seme other are looking for the same things In "I want a pencil to write aud ask the
wished each other well.— London Fontana, the cost of the building, valuable substance. The cards were their offices that you look for In the editor how to remove Ink stains from
a carpet "—Pearson's Weekly.
exclusive of the bronze used, was embroidered with silver on white barber shop.
over $60,000,000. It takes $50,000 satin, and some were tho work of
“ The real test of business greatness
a year to keep the edifice in repair.
the most famous miniature paint Is In giving opportunity to others.
“ A man should take an Interest In
Kangaroo F a r m in g .
Ia Australia kangaroo farming Is an
75 Cent* for Every Subscriber
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The hides are
j p extremely
are beat known to
up wounds and
1 -11 L: 1*
In sx p a rtn a ss.
"What picturesque variations yon
bave In trodu ce Into your dancing
Gats Him Anyhow.
Mr§. Noseup had always contend
ed that her husband’s tobacco hab
it was a vile and injurious one.
“ There,” said Mr. Noseup, turning
away from his scientific journal.^ “It
•ays here that there are no microbes
to be found in tobacco.”
“ That’s wher« the microbe show»
his good sense, Mr. Noseup.” — Ex
Visitor— How long are you in for,
my poor' man ?
Prisoner— I don’t know, sir.
Visitor— How can that be ? You
must bare been sentenced for a
definite period of tia$.
Prisoner— No, siivJM ine was a
life sentence, »«gt. Louis Post-Dis
cause they are thinking only of per
"Yes,” replied Mr. Meekton, "but he
shouldn't devote too much of hts life
to being keeper o f the canary bird and
Our Land Extension.
custodian of the rubber tree.”—Wash
Great Britain is no longer the only ington Star.
nation that can say the sun never sets
on Its territory. Since the United
States acquired the Danish West In
"People should marry their oppo
dies It can make the same boast
Hitherto the little Island of Culebra,
“ Most people are convinced that they
which Is virtually a part of Porto Rico, did.” —S t Louis Post-Dispatch.
has been our most easterly point of