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F A L L S e iT Y
“ Wliiif In thut, my ilear?"
“ l>o y«u kimw If Ihey u rne <-ak«a
trilli tl!*»o gol t ti-«»?" — UaltlUHira
i I M I un
The Simplon Is the Greatest and
Costliest of Them All.
"H # hi FI hi* boni« all for ber.”
I “ IVby aoV"
“ Wall, you »«*. I uth w m tba batter
! botue.'*—ren o Siale Frolli.
LONGEST HOLE EVER BORED.
Thla Road Through tha AI pa la Mora
Than Twalva Mila» In Langth and Ita
Coat Eacaadad Fiftaan Million«—Our
Own Hooaao Tunnal.
Tlia mat Heat aa well aa (lie lilggeat
railroad tunnel In the world la (lie long
bole burrowed lielowr the Alp» lietweay
llrlgue, Switzerland, mid Iarlle. Italy.
Thla treiuendoua tunnel, the hlniplou,
la 12 mile» 637 yard» In leugth and coat
more than lift,000,0110. Several mil
lion» more will Im apeiit In completing
the second charatier Work w a» begun
on It tn ISOS, and traffic began to move
through In UKJtV
The Simplon ta aleiut three mile»
longer khan the St. Gothard and the
I.oetachtierg tunnel» and more than
four mllea longer than the Mont Cenia,
the three next longeat o f the world'«
The Mont t’enla waa the first of theae
big teirea. It waa completed In 1H71
and at one« diverted paaaenger and
freight trnnaportatlon away fmm Swit
zerland, a» It funilahed n direct mute
to Italy from enutheaatern France.
The Swlaa determined to win beck
their loat truffle, and In 1871 work waa
atarted on the St. Gothard, which waa
not llnlahed until eleven years later.
The St. Gothard la atK>ut nine and one-
third tnllee In length aud coat $11,600,-
In Ita toll o f llvea It waa the roatlleat
o f all. Faulty ventilation, the terrific
heat and the lack o f care In keeping
down the dust caused the deaths o f 800
lalmrera. Thla tunnel la wholly In
Swiss territory, and eight years ago tt
waa bought from the owners by the
The Simplon, located about halfway
between the Mont O n to and the St.
Gothard, Is a double tunnel, although
only one chnmber baa been wholly ex
cavated. The other will tie enlarged
and put Into service when the first 1>*
cornea overtaxed. Better arrangement«
for ventilation kept the death mil
down to alxty, twenty five cubic feet
o f fresh air lielng supplied to tbe lalior-
era for every ono blown Into the St.
The difficulties conquered were tre
mendous. The Simplon 1» not only the
longest, but the lowest o f the Alpine
tunurls. aud tho rock temperature
eometlinea reached 133 degrees.
When the workmen from tbe Swiss
aldo reached tho center o f the great
bore they were halted by an euorinoua
spring o f hot water. Then the Italians
were atopi>ed, and for some time It
looked aa though the whole work might
have to be abandoned. But the engi
neers refused to lie daunted, although
alx months were required to dig out
the Inst 300 yards of tbe tunnel.
So slight were the errors made tn
the digging that tbe headings fmm el
ther side met with deviations o f but
eight Inches Internally and three and
one half Inches vertically. Tho total
length o f the tunnel was thirty alx
Indies less than had been calculated.
Trains are pulled through the tunnel
in eighteen minutes, at the rate of
forty-two miles an hour, by powerful
The Loetscliberg la the Intest o f the
hlg Swiss tunnels. This 1» about the
same length ns the St. Gothard and
Is also wholly In Swlsa territory, being
located to the north o f the Simplon.
It Is a part o f the Rertiese Alps rail
way, which has thirty-four tunnels In
Ita forty eight miles between Thun and
The Simplon will apparently remain
the biggest o f railway tunnels until a
submarine one Is driven under the Eng
lish channel or perhnpa under Bering
aea. At present the longest projected
mountain tunnel In Europe la a French
undertaking, which Is planned to pass
directly under Mont Blanc, tho high
est mountain In Europe, and to form
another highway l>otwecn France and
But thla tunnel will he only a
little over eleven miles long, so that
!t will he merely aecond In rank If it
la carried ont.
The lloosac tunnel, In western Mas
sachusetts, was the first really hlg tun
nel In the United States. Begun In
18ftft, It wns not finished until 187*1.
Air drills and nitroglycerin were used
In this work for the first time on s
big w ale In any American engineering
work The lloosac tunnel Is four and
three-quartera mllea In length.—Boston
Quartz Is the geologist's thermome
ter, for It Is formed between narrow
ranges o f temperature. I f the mate
rials from which nature makes It are
subjected to more than so much heat
they take on an entirely different char
acter from quart*. The same ta true
If they are subjected to less than a cer
tain amount o f heat.
Nona Worth Whlla.
"There Is one thing I am rather
worried about In thla suburban club
business 1 ----- --- —
N o . 2.
FALLS CITY, OREGON, SA TU R D A Y. SEPTEMBER ». 1917
To double your trouble« and lessen
your friend» talk about them — Youth'«
W hat Women
Like to Know
Chic Dre>* For Missea.
Misses' afternoon dress of embroider
ed georgette crape made over silk In
gold, copen or rose, lesllce embroidered
In tw o toned coloring, white georgette
crape collar, tie aash In hack, ^birred
skirt with embroldcsed tunic. Design
by Franklin Simon & Co., New York
Keeping Feet Healthy
During Hot Weather
There are tw o things which make for
foot comfort—cleanliness aud perfectly
fitting footgear. G ive your feet a hot
bath at night, using a »tiff brush and
! good strong soap— tho yellow kitchen
soap Is excellent, says Farm and Fire
side. This w ill remove the scarfskln,
and the alkali In tbe soap will cleanse
| the pores. I f there are any callouses
left after scrubbing remove them with
the blunt side of a pair o f scissors or a
. piece o f pumice atone.
| Pare very carefully any corns—that
| Is. If the roots are too far under to be
worked out with the fingers—and mas
sage out the little kernels from which
j the corns grow. Rinse tbo feet well.
and then apply olive oil and alcohol
1 (equal parts), finishing up with a little
antiseptic powder. Cocoa butter Is also
very soothing when rubbed Into the
feet and ankles It should be carefully
wiped off and a little toilet powder ap-
j piled before putting on tbe stockings
! and shoes.
Clean tbe nails with ns much care ns
you give those o f your hands. Keep
them cut squarely across In a line with
the ends o f tho toes, and where there Is
a tendency to Ingrowing cut a V shap
ed notch tn the center o f the top o f
the fiatl, and after removing all the
scarfskln pack a little absorbent cotton
under each corner. Change this each
day. and the nail will very soon grow
How <0 Can Tomatoss.
Select firm, well formed tomatoee.
Scald a miuute and a half or until skins
loosen. Dip quickly Into and out of
I cold water. Peel and remove sterna
and cores. Pack directly Into cans or
1 hot Jars.
Press down with a table-
! spoon (add no water). Add a level
teaapoonful o f salt per quart. Put the
| rubber rings nnd caps o f Jars Into post-
| tlon, but do not tighten fully. Seal tin
cans completely. Place the packed con
tainers on a false bottom In a vessel of
water sufficiently deep to cover them
by an Inch and allow to remain at a
boiling temperature for twenty-two
minutes when using hot WHter bath
TOO MANY LAWS
FOOT BRI06E CONDEMNED
On Friday of last week the foot
A writer in a Portland paper
i bridge acmes the Luckiamute was
has to say o f our many laws:
“ What has become o f the old inspected by Titus and Sammons,
adage that, “ That government'and declared unsafe. The plank-
governs best which governs least’ ing on each end was removed ho
Is there to be no end o f creating to stop travel. The council met
petty officials and commissions, Monday night and discussed the
all o f course, to have a salary or rebuilding. The only obstacle was
per centage o f some kind? No that they found the treasury in
end to the restrictions on individ- the same condition as,“ 01d Mother
ual liberty o f action and initia- Hubbard found her
tive? And every restriction calls when she went to get her poor
for a new horde of petty officials, doggie a bone.”
One cannot hunt on one's own
The closing of this bridge is a
land without a license, cannot serious inconvenience to the public,
fish without a license and for dif- It is the principal thoroughfare
ferent kinds o f fish muBt have a between the depot and North Main
O f course. \ street. That, “ the longest way
these call for many officials to 'round is the shortest way home”
collect these licenses.
is a popular saying when out with
“ I f you want to keep cows you your best girl, but when you are
must milk in a certain kind o f a exceeding the speed limit to catch
pail, see that your barn points a train and find about 12 feet of
straight to the north star; have the bridge is gone and must go a
a petty official come and tell you block out o f the way it is liable to
just where each cow shall stand, cause you to forget your Sunday
what you shall wear while you school lesson.
are milking, where the manure
shall be put. etc. And it is seri
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
ously proposed that even though
a man may have a herd o f 20
Having taken over the law busi-
cows on a 20 -acre farm that he ; pe*« o f W alter L. Tooze, Jr., we,
shall be compelled to raise all his the undersigned, have formed a
calves; cannot sell butter unless partnership for the practice of
you have some highbrow come law. We will occupy rooms, 8 and
along and jig g e r your cows with ¡ 9 , National Bank Building, form-
some kind o f stuff. This county ey|y occupied by Walter L. Tooze,
i must have a deputy appointed to j r,
assist the head office with a little
W e therefore kindly ask that
extra pay o f $5 a day. We are those o f you who desire the serv-
notified oy an advertisement in ¡Ceg 0f a lawyer favor us with a
the Oregonian that if you want share of your patronage.
, to keep a dog after September 1! We are the Polk County agents
you must get a license or be sub- for the State School Fund and the
ject to annoyance and arrest. O f Rural Credits Fund.
course there must be another
official somewhere to get a rake-
Ed. F. Coad.
off from this license. Farmers
are now to be told what they
must grow, what we must eat,
Christ’s Sermon on the Mount,
etc. I might go on enumerating
ad infinitum the restrictions on where-in he blessed the peace-
individuality, all tending to choke makers would be considered as
individual initiative. And every treasonable today.
restriction calling for a new
horde o f officials, but we hope
The Beaverton Times quit pub
this will suffice.
lishing some time ago and the
“ The above is written as it is
North Plains Optimist has left
to call attention to what the
the newspaper field this week
writer believes is a wrong drift
after strnggling along for over
in our public affairs. The writer
five years. Beaverton and North
believes that this Nation has be
Plains are without newspapers
come great because o f individual
now and both towns have good
liberty o f action and initiative
solid appearance and inviting
enjoyed by the citizens thereof.”
surroundings.— Banks Herald.
ALL OUR LOW SHOES
ARE NOW MATERIALLY
CUT IN PRICE. . .
These shoes were bought before
the extreme advances in leather and
at our Sale Prices are fa r under
present wholesale cost. ’
THE SHOES ARE PLACED OUT
ON TABLE AND ARE PLAINLY
COME IN AND LOOK THEM OVER
SELIG’S. Cash Price Store,
‘‘Meeting and Beating Competition” .
The way to have a Bank
Account is to start one.
T h e r e must be a Beginning sometime. De
lays are only a waste of time.
will start. Every additional dollar will help.
This bank invites you.
We pay interest on time deposits.
BANK OF FALLS C ITY .
Those towns are dead.
newspaper is to the town what
Secretary McAdoo in a state- life . is to the body. When
ment o f August 31. 1917 denies
JUST A FUNNIN*
that the Treasury Department The ^
had solicited any free advertise- » natural »PPearance but there
ment o f the newspapers to boost are forces at work wh,ch cannot
the sale o f the first Liberty Loan be combatted- Disintegration is
Bonds. This statement is indeed sure and complete.—Sheridan
There was a general Sun.
publishers that the little circulars
sent out to newspapers with the
following legend: “ For immedi
Please publish as
W h e n trained apecialiat* with modern lab
your Patriotic Duty,” was a po oratories and adequate equipment give in
lite solicitation for free publicity. struction leading to collegiate degree* in the
Now that the matter is settled
A G R IC U LT U R E , with 15 department«;
COMMERCE, with 4 departments;
and the Department was just a
E N G IN E E R IN G , with 6 department«. In
funnin’ there will be a better eluding Civil. Electrical. Highway, Industrial
feeling andfthe pulishers will un -1 Arta. Irrigation, and Mechanical Engineering;
FORESTRY, ineluding Logging Engineer
derstand how to .take McAdoo’s ing
HOM E ECONOMICS, with 4 major depart
Most enjoyable route.
Wonder if any o f the news
papers running an ad for Grant
Lands Locating Co. have been
able to “ locate” any coin? Don’t
all speak at once.
I f parents were compelled to
pay for all the petty and mali
cious mischief committed by their
children, they would suddenly
take a very lively interest in the
where-abouts o f Johnnie and Jim - 1
1 mie and Fannie and Sue.
meats, ineluding training in the Practice
M IN IN G , with three departments, inelnd-
»■« Chemical Enfincartnf,
PH ARM ACY.
TH E SCHOOL O r M USIC, o f f .. . in.tr®,
Men ta tha principal dapartmaaia of vocal
and inatrumantal mnaie.
THE M IL IT A R Y D E PA R T M E N T , .„rolled
tOSS cadata is 1016-1?. and v o a rocoam .n
dation for O. A C. from tho Wootora Popart
moot of tho U. S. W ar Dapartmant aa oaa of
th. fiftcoa "dialinfniahad iaatitutioaa" of
h ifh .r l.arntof
All cadota will ha furniahrd
aomplata aalforma hr tha O S Oorarnm.nt
and tha Juator and aaaior cadcta. enrolled ia
tho R. O. T. C., will ho lira® commutation for
auhaiatoaeo. aa wall aa all traaaportatioa and
auhaiat.nra at tha ala waaka' Snmm.r camp
R EG IST R A T IO N BE G IN S OCTOBER S,
Information on roquoat
overs. . See San Francisco,
Angeles, Apache Trail, El Paso,
N ew Orleans.
and delightful every hour.
Three daily trains from Portland
connecting at San Francisco for
the South and East.
second class sleeping cars.
excelled Dining Car Service.
Tho Safety Routt.
Ask your local agent for tickets and booklets descriptive
of this wonderful trip,
John M. Scott, General Passenger Agent
Southern Pacific Li nes