i SATURDAY, JUNK 1), 1017 confessed forger was sufficient to drive me to insanity. The jury was obliged to bring in a verdict of guilty, but recommend ed the culprit to mercy. The con sequence was that in s e n te n c in g her the judge gave her thu lightest sen tence possible Within the law. He d the Facts In Her condemned her U> serve s term of alx months in the state penitentiary. That a woman 1 had come to love should spend one minute behind bars was not only abhorrent to me, "fey E D W A R D B LA K E but it unbalanced iny equanimity. A lawyer, *»p«cielly • criminal ( at once moved for a new trial, lawyer, liaa often great difficulty in then when alone with my client learning from hia client the exact confessed my love for her. She was strangely moved by my facta in a caae for which he ie re tained. The lawyer ihould know confession. It seemed to give her whether or no hia client, if accuaed both happiness and misery. When I asked tier as to her feelings to of a crime, it guilty or innocent. ward in« she broke down, weeping Soon after I began to practice my rofuselv, hut gave no answer. profeaaion I waa retained by a wo fhsn aha had quieted she begged man accuaed of forgery. 1 a eked her me to let the sentence of the court if ahe waa innocent, und ahe confeaa- stand. She would serve her term ed that ahe waa guilty. I aubmitted and the suspense would he ended. a aimilar hypothetical caae to the I would not agree to this. I ob judge before whom the woman waa tained a new trial, which could not to he tried and aakod him whether be brought to pass for Severn! it waa my duty, knowing her to be months, nut the judge was willing guilty, to defend her or refuae to to aecept bail, and I furnished the do so. necessary amount myself, so that Hia reply waa that it waa my duty my client’s liberty until the case to defend her; that it waa the buai- was finally closed waa not in ques neaa of the jury, not the attorney tion. nor the judge, to determine the One morning the president of the matter of guilt or innocence. bank on which the forged check Mr*. Rebecca Irwin, my aelf con- had been drawn aent for me. 1 feaacd client, waa a very feminine went at once to eee him. He took perron, but back of her femininity me into hia private office and said was evidently a certain peculiar to me: strength. I would take her rather "Th i* caae of yours in the matter for,one to give away what she had of the state against Mrs. Rebecca than to take money from another, Irwin ia a very singular ona. Do especially dishonestly. She was you know that your client ia not aomewhere between thirty and forty guilty ?” year* old and a very pretty woman. “ I believe It, but 1 can’t prove it. T became interested in my client at And this fact is driving me mad.” once. “ You don’t need to prove it. We The crime was forging a check have the proof here in the bank.” of Edgar Jones, payable to himself. "W hat do you mean?” When the forgery waa discovered "Listen, from the first we have and reported the officers of the had a detective working on the case. bank, suspecting that aome one of When Mrs. Irwin confessed I told tho Lank.'a clerks had something to him that there was no further use do with the fraud, employed a de for hia services. He replied that tective to investigate the matter. the case would prove to be a mys Ho was at work on the case when tery and that he had got hold of s my client went to the president of clew which might lead to ita solu the bank and confessed that ahe had tion. O f course I told him to go made the forged check and had ahead. He claimed that Mrs. Ir win’s confession, turning suspicion drawn the money. I entered a plea of not guilty for from the real culprit, would aid him my client and called in two experts (the detective) greatly in prosecut in chirographv to pass upon the ing his investigations. "W ell, ho has just made a report. writing. Tho body of the check was in one hand, while the signatures It is thia: One of our clerks named were in another. My experts stated Dixon, a youngster of twenty, is tho that the writing in the body was forger. He has been friendly with something aimilar to that of my cli Julian Irwin, aged aixteen, the son ent, but they pronounced the signa of the self accused woman.” "W hat!” I interrupted. “ She tures to havo been made by another person from the filler of the paper | never told me she had a son.” "Young Irwin was one day scrib and certainly not that of my client. The prosecuting attorney's experts bling on some blank checks. Dixon declared that mv client had both got hold of one of those checks, filled in the check and written the the body of which was filled in, the name of the drawer of the check signatures. What puzzled me was that Mrs. and the person to whom it was Irwin manifested no interest in se made payable alone being minting. curing an acquittal. She said she Dixon filled in the name and made felt that she had committed a sin the indorsement and a long while and could never hope to obtain any afterward asked Irwin as a favor to mental comfort in the matter till draw the money. "When Ir »in , though innocent, she had paid the penalty. Her ac tions were so strangely at variance found himself implicated in the with her confession that I was forc matter he went to his mother and ed to the conclusion that she was told her th$ circumstance*. An at laboring under a hallucination. torney was consulted, who told the Without intimating to her my ob mother and son that if Dixon was ject I asked her for information as prosecuted Irwin must stand trial to her family record, thinking I for forgery, with the probability of might discover that there was in conviction, for Dixon would doubt sanity in her family which had crop less try to throw the whole respon ped out in her. She resolutely de sibility on the boy he had made his clined to assist mo in the matter, tool.” " I see it all. But go on.” but I hunted up a cousin of hers, “ T o hush the matter up, thus who informed me that a maternal randmother of hia own and Mrs. saving her son from a blighted life, rwin’s had in her old age fancied his mother confessed herself a for herself to be troubled with malig ger.” "God bless her!” I exclaimed. nant spirits. Acting upon this, I called in "She tried to conceal her nobility alienists, hoping to prove bv them from me, but failed. My client has an abnormal mental condition on not yet been informed of this dis the part of my client. The first covery?” I asked. “ No. You are the only person alienist who examined her pro nounced her in perfect health in thus far, besides myself, to know every respect, including her mind. it.” Getting from him the address of The second, after a great deal of young Irwin, I called a carriage and cross questioning, in which he was endeavoring to fulfill a theory, gave drove to where ho was employed it as his opinion that sho had re and told him I wiahed him to go ceived at some time a severe shock with me to hia mother. He did so, which might have produced mental and I announced to both that there was no necessity for further mys aberration. Never did an attorney get hold tery, since the case had been work of a moro puzzling case, and both ed out to a finish. Their first act judge and jury were similarly affect after the announcement was to ed. As for mo my sympathies were spring into each other’s arms. Mrs. so far enlisted for my client that I Irwin had persuaded her son to could not fix my mind on any other make no opposition to her course, subject. I f she were of sound mind assuring him that she would never and guilty of the crime there was have to j o to prison. And so it was that I fell in love something unusual, something no ble, in her desire to expiate it. I f with a confessed forger and married she were not of sound mind and a noble woman. not guilty, the mystery of the oase Earliest Qerm of Vitality. was sufficient to enlist one’s deepest The microscopic dot or earliest interest. The result of all this was that I germ of vitality ia the marvel of Everything that fell in love with my client. She science today. was fully ten years my senior, o lives, whether the giant oak or the widow, and living on the slenderest monster animal, has each to begin income. None of these considera its individual growth from this mi tions was in itself sufficient to pre croscopic dot, which actually con- vent my loving her or marrying ner, taint all the past atory of the liv but to feci that my happiness was ing growth and every part in minia dependent upon a union with a self ture of ita future frame. A Self Confessed Criminal Cète. S f PAGE 1 P A L L 8 C IT Y NEW S local Nowi H oms profesional darte WE S E LL TH E BEST n iY siciA » Tim beat show at 111 « Gem tonight GROCERIES F. M. HELLWARTH PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON Walter I,, 'froze, Jr,, Lawyer Dallas, Oregon. If. The road bonds w ere defeated in Falla City. J. W. Smith waa a Salem visitor last Sunday. Mrs. N ew m an went to Dallas Thursday afternoon. Zim ri Hinahaw o f McMinnville waa in town Wednesday. N ettie Graham visited in Van couver, Wash., this week. Oregon Champion Gooseberries for sale. F. K. Hubbasd. Roy Graham and family return ed from Portland thia week. J. R. Moyer who haa been very ill for a long time ia improving. Mra. Clay O xford and aon Ken neth le ft Thursday for Browns ville. Today, tom orrow, or next week you w ill find the best that can be bought at any time or any place. SHOES AND LOGGERS SUPPLIES Prices as low as consistent first-class merchandise. Mrs. Vernon Harrington drove with her parents to N ew b e rg Sun. day. Mr. Harrington went over Wednesday. Mrs. W illiam Reeves returned Monday to her home at N ew b erg a fte r a fe w days visit with Mrs. John W alker. Vernon and H ow ard Brentner came down from N ew b e rg W ed nesday. They attended the High School commencement exercises. Mrs. Emma HinshavtN^ill leave Sunday night for Greenville, Cal., on a three or four weeks vacation. She w ill visit the training camp near San Francisco. Clarence Sphon, a d river at the mill is laid up with a crippled foot. He had been moving some heavy timbers and stopped the horse and turned around fo r some purpose when the horse became frighten ed and jumped jerk in g the timber on his foot. î 2 îd .»Î 3 8 FALLS CITY LOGGING & LUMBER CO. relis CI»fri Phone C Oregon ATTOBNfcY-AT-LAW E. K. PIASECKI a t t o r n e y - a tab m u it rast. t - l a w vallas , O tK Btwtnew darte HICH SCHOOL NOTES ! at Independence on Tuesday eve ning o f this week, the players and orchestra making the trip by auto The High School Commencement mobile. Exerciseo at W a g n er’s Hall Wed- W ednesday afternoon the teach- nesday evening o f this week w ere e/s w ere delightfully entertained a fitting close to the school year. at an informal luncheon given by The class colors, red and white, Mrs. Aurland at her home. were brought out by decorations o f red peonies and w h ite clematis with a background o f Oregon i *-tA>t DUILUINu rUK grape. Mrs. J.O . Mickalaon haa return The graduates took their places ed from a visit in Lane and Linn on the platform as the orchestra counties. played the “ Im perial M arch.” A fte r another selection Mrs. Cour- J. R. Morris arrived Tuesday eer sang “ The Sweetest Story from M yrtle Creek and will reside E ver Told,” in a most delightful in this city. way. The address o f the evening The County has re-decked the was given by Supt.\J.A.Churchill. bridge across the Luckiemute on He told how, in order to accom B ridge Street. plish our aim, it was necessary to James Bohle returned home on have a purpose in life, to prepare Tuesday from Oreton where he for em ergencies and to be willing to work. Principal H. H. Lowe, has been teaching school. with a few appropriate words Fresh Bread, Cakes,Cookies,Pies presented the diplomas to the and other bakery goods, every class o f 1917: d y \ at the Falls City Bakery. M a rgret Sammons, Ronald W hite has been absent Sybil Wilson, from the bank several days this Morris Selig. week on account o f sickness. Delbert Deal, Elizabeth W agner, The Independence High School H ettie N ew m an, students put on a very creditable Cecil Buell, play Monday night at the hall. Marion Crocker, Miss Florence Lacey who has O live Deal, been attending school here will George W agner, leave today for her home at Airlie. H al Thompson, W alter Inch o f Hoskins, civil Vfci Benton, engineer for the Falls City lumber The members o f the alumni o f company was in town Wednesday Falls City High School welcomed 0 . Aurland is getting some Auto experience. He had a “ blowout'' W ednesday and rode in on the rim. with Office one door east of (’. O Post Office Inspector C.W . Line- baugh o f Portland was here Wednesday to ask for bids on a lease fo r post office building. The present lease is due to expire soon and it is the desire o f the depart ment to submit it to competitive bids that those desiring to do so may submit bids. A lease for a term o f five or ten years w ill be considered. The buildinr; must contaid 1150 square feet o f floor- space and be furnished w ith the necessary office fixtures, heat, light and water. Complete speci fications and lease form can be had at the postoffice, as w ell as other information relating thereto. Bids must be in the hands o f C. W . Linebangh, Portland, Oregon, by June 20. NO CANNERY THIS YEAR O w ing to his inability to secure tin cans, C. J. Pugh is compelled to abandon his canning project for this year at least. Mr. Pugh had contemplated operating a can ning factory in connection with his loganberry juice plant fo r the purpose o f handling the evergreen the class o f 1917 to their organiza blackberries. This w ill be quite tion by an informal reception held a disapointment to many who at Seligs Hall a fte r the commence w ere expecting to pick berries. ment exercises. N ew officers w ere elected fo r the coming year. WILL DECK 10-MILLION FEET LOGS Pres. Mrs. Jessie Moyer, The Falls City Logging & Lum Vice-Pres. Geo. March, ber company expect to deck 10- Sec. M art ret Sammons, million feet o f logs before snow- Treas. Cora Page. flies. They have aproxim ately 3- The rest o f the evening was million already decked. This will spent in a social w a ^ assure the mill and plainer a The following program was steady run during the winter, given at the H igh School Thurs which means prosperity for Falls day afternoon: City. Selection - - Orchestra Operetta - 1st and 2d Grades F lag Drill - - 3d and 4th “ NIGHT RIDERS Girls Chorus - High School Girls The Falls City. Dramatic Club Presentation English Medal w ill present to the theatre going to Elizabeth W agn er I public on Saturday night, June 16, — Prin .. . iJ ^ 0 the thrilling melodrama the N igh t Song Miss Haslop Riders. This w ill be their last Song - Am erica | play this season and they are put- Hoop Drill - 6th and <th Grades j ,ng forth their best efforts to make F la g Salute j it a success. Song - - Grade Pupils ___________________ Selection * - Orchestra OUR SOLDIER BOYS Song Auld Lang Syne One hundred and three men The visitors w ere much inter registered at Falls City Tuesday ested in the exhibit o f the w-ork In the southwest there w ere 46: done by the girls in the Domestic N . E. 27, N . W . 10 and S. E. 20 A r t and Science classes under Th ere w ere quite a number from the direction o f Miss Miller. This the camps registered in the S. WT w as a practical as well as inter g ivin g it the lead. esting demonstration o f the effici ency o f our schools. SCHOOL CLOSED The following teachers have le ft for the Summer vacation: The Falls City School closed Miss Lovise Persey and" Amelia Meissner came from Portland last Saturday to visit the fam ily o f W. A. Persey. Miss Persey, who is a sister o f W . A . Persey, le ft the first o f the w eek for Scott’s Mills where she w ill visit a short time before returning to her home in Miss Haslop and Miss Lewis. Thursday. The term has been a Minnesota. Miss Meissner left Portland; Miss Miller and Mias verv satisfactory and successful Monday fo r Salem. Kennard, Corvallis. Miss Ken- one fa ils City is justly proud o f nard was accompanied by her sis- her schools and has in her making ter who had been visiting here for men ancj women who w ill help $100 R ew a rd , $100 Tha readers o f this pspsr will bs the past w eek A fter finishing h e r , in the future greatness o f our Blessed to lesrn that there Is s t least one dreaded disease that science has been Miss Lois sta tr: and nation. It is the duty able to cure In all Its stsfes. and that Is school w ork at Alsea. Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure ia the only Beard w ill spend the week-end 0I e v e r y one to use their best ef- positive cure now known to the medical fraternity. Catarrh beln* a constitutional forts ^ a t the high standard disease, requires a constitutional treat with Miss M iller at Corvallis. m ent Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken In The Commencement play “ The set may be maintained, putting ternally. acting dlractly upon tha blood and mucous surfaces o f the syatem, there Secretary P r o Tern” was well aride all selfish motives. Do you! b y destroying the foundation of the dis ease, end giving tho patient strength by or you! or I, do it? building up tha constitution and assisting given on Saturday evening. nature In doing Its work. The proprietors The proceeds w ere used to de Graduating exercise w ere held have to much faith In Its curative cow a n that thay o fltr One Hundred Dollar* W a gn er’s for any caaa that It falls to cure. Send fr a y commencement expenses and Wednesday night at w . m m o o . , Toledo, Ohio. the rem ainder be applied on the Hall. T w elv e w ere aw arded di Sold by all Druggist*, TV, piano fund. The play was given plomas: Taka Itali a fam ily Wlla for constipation. iirvrrL Sampla R oom s Boot Accom m odatio ns V. Orooeo, Proprietàr BA Kt»ICH «HOP* Bohle’s Barber Shops Falls City. Oregon Where yo* (a* t«' • ihm. lair Cat. lath ar ‘ibiic* Attui far Dolisi '.team I aun try bu Du log for w a nted lue**Uy evening MONUMENTO G. L. HAWKI NS M A R B L E AM D G R A N I T E MONUMENTS D allas, Oregon FUNERAL DIRECTOR R. L. CHAPMAN FUNERAL DIRECTOR We attend <e ail work promptly. Delia? and Falls City. Oro. BEAI. FATATE J. O. M I C K A L S O N Dealer in R EA L ESTATE Fall* City, Oregon. 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W hether 15% is too much or too little the average shipper has but little idea. N aturally he objects to additional expenses, but unless the railroads w ere making enormous profits under old condi tions, they surely are not now more than placing even, i f indeed, they are not falling behind. Extra copies of The News are printed each week, and will be sent to any address desired, postpaid, for 5 cents per copy. C alf for sale, one month old. A pply at this office.