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F A L L S C IT Y N E W S
KALI-S CITY OK LOON, SA TU R D A Y, JUNE 9. 1917
LITERACY TEST SUSPENDED
Th e so-called " lite r a c y ” teat
haa been one o f the weapons o f
the labor monopolist in shutting
common labor out o f the country.
This bill passed Congress over
President W ilson’s ueto, shutting
out 20 to SO tier cent o f alien em
igrants when w e needed them
most. N ow the Labor Commis
sion sees the 0«*r,t and gut tends
the "lite r a c y ’ lest to allow M e x
ican farm labor to come in.
They may help save the cropH
in the border states but "m u st
not engage in the perform ance
o f labor in connection with other
I f they do a days
work in a mine, a saw mill sugar
beet factory, cannery or any fa c
tory they w ill be arrested.
Hut will any Mexican come?
It is well known that Mexicans
are leaving the border 'states as
fast as they can. Hut the recog-
nition that a labor fam ine con it is the duty o f this nation to
fronts the farm ers is u step in feed as many o f other countries
the right direction. Unless the as possible, it does not sign ify
" lite r a c y ” em bargo and oth er! that w e shall abrogate or sus-
exclusion laws are suspended a pend the only decent laws we
food famine will follow a labor j have ever had fo r lhe% protection
o f the American laborer that the
fam ine.— Th e Manufacturer.
great corporation may g ro w rich
The Manufacturer, w biie pos
off im porting a vagabond dass.
ina as a friend to the laboring
class, would deprive them o f the
only protection pgainst the im
Food Controller H oover says
portation o f cheap labor. The there is not now nor has there
literscy test is fought by great been any food shortage and the
Like the referen high prices are not due to »uch
dum and recall, the literacy test scarcity or probable shortage.
and exclusion act are the only) This may be reaBauring. but i‘ is
m am s the laboring man and the just as bard for the fellow who
small property owners have for is forced to pay the price as i f it
protecting them selves
against | w ere a real “ yard wide all w ool”
uns -upulous politicians an spec shortage.
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ulators. It is possible there may
It is now reported that there
be a shortage o f labor, y ei not to
w ill be a d ra ft o f 025,000 men on
♦he exten t o f causing a famine.
the first call instead o f 500.000
Food exp rts say there is an as was first given out.
A rm y
* oundance and to spare. W hile officers are said to want 825,000.
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STILL OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS
AT YOUR DOOR
W t have a few rolls of Fa llti, linoleum le d on sale and if it
fours if you act in L a i . Jusl think of golfing a room covered
12 i 12 for $7.20, or 45e par square yard, any «mount you wanf.
Ten different patterns to select from.
FELTEX IS A TOUCH SANITARY. WATERPROOF FLOOR COVERING;
TH E BASE WHICH IS FELT IMPREGNATED WITH ASPHALT.
All kinds of Rugs, Mailing Rugs, Wool and Fibre, Tapesiry
Brussels, Velvei Axminisier, Body Brussels; 150 beauiiful paiierns io
selecf from and ai prices from 15 fo 25 per ceni below ihe markei
price today. These goods were bought a year ago. You get ihe
benefit of our future buying.
All M l
equipped so you can do your work jn
$35 to $50, Easy Payments.
S ew in g
has the lock and chain stitch attachment.
Really tw o machines in one.
W e have good used machines that we
can sell you fo r $5.00 to $10.00.
Our Second-Hand Departm ent is full
o f bargains, cook stoves.- ranges, beds,
springs and m attresse; kitchen cabinets
dining tables, chairs; in fact ev ery thing
you may want, and at prices that please.
WE PAY THE FREIGHT ON ALL PURCHASES
The Reliable Housefurnishers,
aims o f this country in the war.
The message was secret.
would not be a bad idea fo r the
people o f this country to have a
clear, comprehensive statement
o f our w ar policy. “ A w orld’s
dem ocracy” is just a little am big
uous and m ight be misconstrued,
likp the old darkey who said,
" N o Suh, boss, Ise doan’ want
no world dimacracy f o ’ me; T e x
as dimaeracy bad ’ nou f.”
SHE HAD HER REVENGE.
A Dramptic lncid.nl of On. of th .
Civil W ar. In Mexico.
In fh* civil war in Mexico, which
resulted in the downfall of Diaz, a
sensational ini >dent took place— the
seizure o f Colonel Chiapas by au
avenger. A t the beginning of the
insurrection Chiapas had command
for the government of the Sonora
district, and he quickly became
known for his severity.
those who suffered was a rich resi
dent named Talamautes, who, with
his two sons, was arrested on the
i charge of sympathizing with the in
A fter a brief hearing the three
were condemned to death. Mme.
Talamantes pleaded with Chiapas
for the life of her husband and
sons, offering everything they pos
sessed, but the colonel replied to
her entreaties only with sneers, re
fused her request, had the three
men taken to the grounds of their
own hacienda, forced Mme. Tala
mantes to remain within hearing of
the shots and had them executed.
The widow changed from a retir
ing, undemonstrative woman to a
vigoro**, j avenger
financial resources, she first offered
$20.000 to any one who would de
liver Cniapas alive into her hands.
Then she organized a troop of arm
ed men, put herself at its head and
joined the insurgents. Soon the
Talamantes became one of the
strongest and moat effective forces
amorg th*rebels. Her avowed pur
pose was to capture Chiapas.
When the federáis evacuated
Agua Prieta the widow ambushed
a detachment led by Chiapas, who
in the fight was wounded and deliv
ered to her. Within two hours of
his capture she compelled him to
dig his own grave. He stood wt its
edge, and she personally gave the
command to fire to her twelve
troopers who faced him.— London
CLOAKS ARE HERE
ADVERTISED LAST WEEK
ABOUT ONE-HALF PRICE
If YOU WANT ONE AT
SELIG’S, Cash Price Store,
“ Meeting and Beating Competition”.
Some Will Offer Their Lives
Others Will Loan Their Money
to Their Country
As compared with that of the men at the front the lot o f
most o f our citizens is an easy one.
The least you can do is to subscribe to the LIB ERTY LO AN
OF 1917 which must be made an overwhelming success.
By subscribing to this loan you will be doing your duty as
a citizen and your money will be invested in the safest se
curity in the world. Your interest return will be satisfac
tory— 3 1-2%
Subscriptions of at least $50 should be received from every
Protect your country, your family, youraelf!
ACT TO D AY!
BANK O F FALLS CITY.
Give us a call and we w ill try to please you in every way.
do, tell others; if we don't, tell us.
Chaucer's Face In a Stone.
Iron Post 7-8 inch fillers, W h ite Ivory,
or V. M. finish; w ldle they last $9 00.
In the geological branch of the
British museum the visitor is shown
a wonderful specimen of natural
M i imitation in a small “ ribbon jas
per.” This stone, the material of
which is not unlike that of otliír
banded agates, has upon its surface
a perfect miniature portrait o? the
ooet Chaucer. Every detail is star
tlingly correct. There are the white
face, the pouting lips, the broad,
low forehead and even the whites
of the slightly upturned eyes. The
attendants say that it is utterly im
possible te convince even some of
the educated visitors that it is not
an artificial production.
by m aking
President Wilson has
Th e toial registration o f Polk j
County last Tuesday w as 1176.;
The Com m ittee on Public In
It was estim ated that it would
form ation, appointed by P resi
be 1750. Th ere w ere 72 aliens
dent Wilson to form ulate rules to
and 7 alien enemies.
govern newspapers, have sent
out to the newspapers o f the
A bill has been introduced that
country, phamphlets containing
would expatriate those » ho fled
such rules as was deemed neces
to escape m ilitary service.
sary fo r the good o f the nation.
The rules are not unreasonable
More Exactly Stated.
Jamie, having come into the pos and are no more than have been
session of considerable wealth already observed by the papers
Th® Color of Gold.
through the death of relatives, wa9 o f this country generally.
Gold is not always the “ golden
thur rddressed by one of tlie neigh define that which m ight be o f
yellow” of the poets, but under cer
tain conditions may appear orange,
“ Aye, Jamie, it was a guid thing benefit to an alien enemy, such
reddish green or even purple. Ad-1
fpr you that your rich freens waur as incoming and outgoing ships;
dition of copper as an alloy to make
m ovem ent or contem plated m ove
born afore ye.”
the metal h'.rd enough for commer
“ Weel,” said Jamie, “ I ’m nae ment o f troops or m atters rela
cial purposes gives the gold a:, or
sae sure aboot that, but it was a tive the activities o f the m ilitary,
ange or even red appearance. Silver ,
guid thing that they dee’d afore
makes it a palo vellow. I f it is
all o f which has been observed.
me.” — London Tit-Bits.
beaten into very thin geld leaf t
The Com m ittee
transmits a green light.
Reluctant to Qive Up.
emphsize the fa ct that there will
ve*v finely divided gold is suspend
“ Lend me $10, old man. I'm a be no effort made to shield dis-
ed in a liquid by precipitation from little short.”
hones or incom petent officials
a solution it appears to he purple.
“ That won’t help you any. You’ll
So you cannot always judge gold by be just as short after getting the from criticism , so i f any w ere
its color.— American Boy.
obsessed w ith the idea that, du
“ Nonsense, old chap! How do rin g the war, he w ill be immune,
Ho Was Not Lost.
| you make that out ?”
or that he m ight *get even with
A certain person, giving his testi
“ Why, after giving you the $10 I
mony in meeting, said, “ I know don’t expect to see you ant longer.” an enem y by turning him up fo r
what rc’ igion is by a painiul ex
a frank, i f not com plim entary
perience of ten rears.
arraignm ent o f faults, is liable
Why She Couldn't.
like one of New York city’s early
The elder Booth, the tragedian, to m eet with a bitter disapoint-
clergymen, who was sure that when had a broken nose. A woman friend
he died he would go ^straight to once remarked to him, ‘I like your ment.
A clerical friend said acting very much, Mr Booth, but
to him, “ What is the first thing you to be perfectly frank with you I
While President Wilson was
will do when vou get among the can’t get over your nose!”
the Confederate Vet
lost?” He replied, “ I will immedi
“ No wonder, madam,” replied
erans at a reunion Tueaday they
ately proceed to organize a prayer Booth; “ the bridge is gone.”
meeting.” — Christian Herald.
gave the "Rebel yell.”