Image provided by: Dallas Public Library; Dallas, OR
About Falls City news. (Falls City, Or.) 190?-19?? | View Entire Issue (Oct. 6, 1917)
FBLLS CITY NEWS
IK ALLS CITY, OREGON, SATURDAY. OCTOBER 6. 1917
A Mistake That W as Not a
Cause of Regret.
By CLARISSA MACKIE
It was a hard, level road with
many a ainuoua curve that kept the
airen tooting hoarsely aa the duak
.obliterated the atitT sentinel woods
on either hand and gave Justin
Delos little opportunity to teat the
speed of his new racing car.
“ Hi, mister, hi 1" shrilled a young
voice above the rush of his machine.
With a few rapid movements he
■topped dead short and tried to
pierce the twilight with hia aand
“ Well, what’s up?” he demanded
“ It's me,” said the small voice,
with a hint of u sob in it. “ I'm up
in this tree— right over your head.”
“ My gracious, w hat are you doing
up there?” Justin stared upward
to where the limb of a wild cherry
tree bent over tho road. There was
the glimmer of a small white face
and a white blouse balanced on the
“ Now, you just slip off that limb
and drop— that's tho bov! ( ’ought
you, didn’t I ?" said Mr. Deles.
Justin tucked the boy in a corner
o f the seat ami prepared to resume
his ride, but the boy placed a cold
little hand on his and raised his
voice in protest.
“ Please don’t, mister! I'm afrnid
to so up that road!” he buwled
“ What are you afraid o f? How
do vou expect to go home if you
don't take that road?”
“ I ’m lost!” wailed the strayed
“ Where do you live?” demanded
“ Cro-osa high-wa ay!”
"W ei', you’re ell right then.
This is tho Cross highway,” reassur
"N o, it isn’t, sir, I missed it wav
back. I ran away from nurse, and
I've been try ing to tind it ever since,
A handsome lamppost supported
a large electric globe which gave
down sufficient light to convince
Justin that he was indeed on the
“ Well, I ’ll be jiggered!” he ex
claimed at last.
" I told you it was the wrong
road,” piped the little voice.
“ So you did. Well, it’s the first
time I knew this old road went be
yond Cross Highway. Seems to stop
right here too. Do you know where
this drive leads to, son ?”
“ To perdition,” said the little fel
scandalized. “ Who told you that?”
“ Mother did. I asked her.
waited in the carriage once when she
went inside, and she said it was per
dition. So I asked cook w hat perdi
tion was, snd she said it was—you
know, tho hot place.”
“ What’a your name?”
"Frederick Templeton I,ee»on.
Ttiat's dad s name too.”
“ A h! Then you’re Leeson’s lit
tle chan, eh ? Well, you are a good
wav from home. Guess 1 better run
up tins drive and telephone to your
folks that you're all right. What
do you say?’’ Juattn turned the car
into tho drive and sped swiftly up
“ I don’t— want to go to that—
lace!” wailed Master Frederick
'empleton Leeson. “ Cook say* they
fry you on toasting forks if you’re
“ Never you mind, eon. You’re a
ood boy. They won’t fiy you nor
ake you.” Justin ran his car to
the entrance to a handsome man
sion and jammed down his levers.
His siren uttered a brief command
ing salute, the door opened instant
ly, and a manservant appeared.
“ I ’ve missed the road, my man,”
said Justin, "and I would like to be
set right if you can direct me to the
” A mil« hack, air. You probably
passed the turn without noticing.
From there on is private property.
I f you turn around and go bark over
your own tracks you’ll find your
way all right.”
r‘Thank«,” said Justin, tossing
the man a coin. "Oh, I wonder if
jo u r pe/iple would allow me to jjs e
I . . . .
a telephone for a moment.
I’ve “ It's such a good juae, Justin, it
ifOTICE OF SCHOOL MEETINQ
seems his mother told him this road
picked up a little lost hoy, and” —-
"Certainly, sir. If it’s Mr. Lee* led to Perdita’s, and he translated
Notice is Hereby Given To the
son’s little boy it’s all right. it into ‘ perdition,’ and the rook gave
They’ ve been telephoning here to him a literal interpretation of that legal voters of School District No.
know if we’ve seen bun.
Come word, and he’s been afraid to come 57 of Polk County, State of Oregon,
here ever since, haven't you, Fred that a SCHOOL MFETING of
He held open the door and ad erick ?"
said District will be held at School
“ I like Miss Dita, but I don't
mitted Justin and bis sleepy < hargo
House on the 29th day of October,
into a wide entrance hall softly car
1917. at 7:30 o’clock in the after
peted and delicately lighted with Frederick.
Justin lifted him to his shoulder noon to vote on the proposition of
carefully disposed electric bulbs. A
wood fire which burned in the wido and turned to Mrs. Stone with his levying a special district tax.
fireplace, and several comfortable old winning snnlo. “ I’m going to
The total amount of money need
take Frederick home. Would you
chaira were gathered around the trust Pcrdita witli me too?"
ed by the district during the fiscal
hearth, where a white haired woman
Without n word Mrs. Stone stood year beginning June 18, 1917, and
was dispensing tea
There were a tiptoe to kiss the tall young man.
ending June 30, 1918, is estimated
several other women, some within whilo Pcrdita slipped away to don
in the following budget and in
the tall shadow of the settle.
coat and scarf.
cludes the amounts to be received
The white haired woman dropped
As they whirled down the dark
a teaspoon with a silvery clatter and avenue and into the winding road from the county school fund, state
arose to her feet. Justin saw with Frederick snuggled between them school fund, special district tax,
dazed eyes that her face waa star and uttered a sleepy sigh.
and all other moneys of the dis
tled out of its customary sweet re
“ I guess we’ re out of perdition trict:
pose and that she looked at him now.”
with astonishment and displeasure
"And right into paradise,” con
rather than welcome.
cluded Justin happily.
"I ask vour pardon, madam— Mrs.
Stone, f came upon your place by
Teachers’ salaries.......... $8,040.00
SOLDIER BOY'S LETTER
mistake, anu I asked vour man if 1
might telephone to this little boy’*
Vancouver, Wash. Oct.3 1917. Apparatus and supplies
parents that he was found and that
such as maps, chalk,
I would return him at once,” ho Falla City News,
•tammered after a little awkward
Falls City. Ore.
"Oh, it’s little Frederick! How
As today is news|day and every
delighted poor Evelyn will be!
Here is the telephone booth, Mr. man is supposed to write a line to
Repairs of school houses,
outbuildings or fences
When Justin emerged after reas
suring the delighted parents that ho
would return the wandering Freder fast, that is considering the edu Janitor’s wages..............
ick to their arms at once he found cation I had before I enlisted.
Mrs. Stone awaiting him at tho end
The army is a good place for Janitor’s supplies...........
of the corridor. She held out her any young man, that is, one term F u e l..................................
hand, smiling rather sadly as she
wont hurt them at all. Hoping to Light.................................
“ I must ask your pardon, Mr. see the town of Falls City again, Clerk’s salary..................
Delo«, for not giving you a heartier
welcome. I was so startled at sight
Ira A’. Crawford,
For payment of bonded
of you I quite lost my wita for the
debt and interest there
“ You hardly expected to see me,”
on, issued under Sec
said Delos, with a rueful smile.
tions 117,144,to 148 and
“ I’m afraid if I’d known you were
422 o f the School Laws
here I ’d never have ventured to
Oregon, 1917........... 2,500.00
OF FALLS CITY
knock at your door, hospitable as it
Total estimated amount of
alwava was in the past. Pardon me
The following shows moneys in
for that blundering reminder!” he
money to be expended
the varions departments of the
for all purposes during
Will you city:
come and drink a cup of tea with General Fund
Slio paused at his protest
Improvement Bond No 1
From county school fund
“ Thank you, dear Mrs. Stone, but
during the coming
I couldn’t— not until you change Water Fund
your mind about me, you know,” be Street Fund
“ Change mv mind I Ah, Justin,
during the coming
we did that almost immediately aft
school year......... ,t ...... .
er you left in anger. If you had
WILL REBUILD F00TBRI0GE
Cush now in the hands of
only read and heeded our explana
The city council at the regular, the district clerk........ 1,257.00
tory letters you would have known
that Mr. Stone was quite satisfied meeting Monday night decided Cash now in the hands of
that the fault of the accident rest to rebuild the footbridge. Plans
the county treasurer,
ed entirely on a defect in our ma have been made and bids will be
belonging to the district 327.00
chine and not in your driving. But
Estimated amount to be
received up to Monday night.
you never answered our letters, and
received from all other
you declined to see my husband”—
sources during the com
“ I never received your letters,
J . A. MOTE RE-ARRESTED
Mrs. Stone, and as soon as 1 learn
ing school y e a r ........... 2,000 00
Mote who was arrested in Total estimated receipts,
ed that Dito— Miss Stone was out
of danger I went abroad and havo this city Aug. 13, on charge of
not including the money
been home only a few weeks. You living in adultery with Mrs. Rose
to be received from the
see, I bought a place not far from
Woodfin. and discharged from
tax which it is propos
here— thought I’d get in a new part
of the country ana wouldn't meet custody on account of death of
ed to v o t e .................... 6,693.60
any of the old crowd. But it’a a prosecuting witness, was im m e-,
diately re-arrested by the sheriff
“ It is indeed, and you haven’ t from Wheeler County on similar
expenses for the
asked after my daughter, Justin. charge. Mrs. Woodfin was also
-Near ••.................. $12,635.00
It’s three years since you last saw arrested and taken to Wheeler ^otal estimated receipts
her, isn't it?”
She searched his
not deluding the tax
face with anxious motherly eves.
to be voted................
“ I haven’t dared ask for her.
I ’ve felt that I was to blame for
N. N. Christy has accepted a
reckless driving, and 1 shall never
raised by district tax
Agency for the National
forget her white face as she lay un
Dated this 3d day of October 1917
conscious on the stones nor the Surety Company of New York.
H. E. Starr,
words of vour husband as he accus The appointment permits Mr.
ed me of having murdered her—
Christy with the authority of U.
murdering Dita when—oh, what’s
S. Government ratings to write A ttest:-R . M. Wonderly,
tho uao? You knew how I felt
single bonds up to $809,000, this
about it, Mrs. Stone.”
For an instant her warm hand being the largest which can be
pressed his, and then she glided executed by any one company in
S T A T E M E N T OF O W N E R S H I P
away to give place to a tall, slender the United States.
Management, etc., required by
form, crowned with golden hair,
act o f congress of Ausust 24,
whoso face was rosy with health
1 1912, of the Falls City News, pub
and whose gray eyea were now alight
MANY GOOD POSITIONS
lished weekly at Falls City, Ore.,
with a happiness which had been
postponed until this blissful mo
Can be had by any ambitious for Octoqer 1. 1917.
ment. Justin could scarcely believe
Publisher, editor, business man
young man or woman in the field
his hungry eves when her own an
and own*r is D. L. Wood,
swered his unspoken appeal and the
quiet corridor witnessed the reunion raphy. We want a number of Falls City, Oregon,
o f the parted lovers.
young men and women to prepare
Bondholders, mortagees. and
After awhile the wailing Master for the telegraph service to fill ° ^ er security holders: None,
Frederick Templeton Leeson de vacancies caused by
manded to be taken to his mamma.
“ I don’t like perdition!” he pro-
Prepare to help your me this 4th day of October. 1917.
Write today for full
W. H. Beard,
“ Perdition!” repeated Justin for country.
the second time that evening. particulars. The Railway Tele-
Notary Public for Oregon,
“ Why perdition, eh ?”
graph Institute, Portland, Oregon. My commission expires March 22,
JPeroitA Stone, laughed merrily
I.— h . - . h —
FIN D OUR P R IC ES C O M P A R E
F A V O R A B L Y W ITH A N Y L E G IT IM A T E
S T O R E P R IC ES IN C O U N T Y
Berry Sugar per sack $8.50
1 1 Pounds - - - 1.0 0
Best Hard Wheat Flour $ 3 .25
By the barrel
1 2 .0 0
Uur store is now well prepared to
lake care of your fill and winter
Allow ue to figure
on the order that you
sending e ft.
S ELIG ’S, Cash Price Store,
“ Meeting and Beating Competition” .
When tempted to put the results of your savings,
which represents days, weeks, or even years o f
labor, into some questionable enterprise, remem
It is better to get four per cent, regularly with
the principal always yours, than to get perhaps
seven per cent, this year and probably no princi
ple for the rest of the time.
Four per cent, and Safe is the Safe Course to fol-
llow—unless you prefer speculation and the
BANK OF FALLS CITY.
East Via California
Is a pleasant winter route. Travel in comfort
through a land where it is always summer.
There's San Francisco, San Jose, Del
Monte, Monterey Pacific Grove, Santa
Barbara, Los Angeles, Long Beach,
Venice and many other charming re
sorts, and much beautiful scenery
Three Daily Trains
Portland to San Francisco. Standard
and tourist sleepers, dining cars, solid
tractive at this season o f the year.
Ask your local agent for particulars
John M. Scott, General Passenger Agent
Southern Pacific Lines