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THE EVENING HERALD. KLAMATH FALLS. OREGON
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Having purchased the grocery
business of Roberts &'Whitmore
located at 8th & Main we will be
open for business the 2nd of'Janu
ary and earnestly solicit your pat
ronage. We will endeavor to ihain
tain the same standard of BUSI
NESS, QUALITY and SERVICE
conducted by them. Give us a trial
that's all we ask.
SERVICE, QUALITY and COUR
TESY our motto.
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HOUSTON and PHELPS
8th and Main Sts.
ALLEGED FORGER I tcrm ,n the 0reBon PrBOn may
arise from a desire to dodge a re
WAIVES DELAYS turn to that Institution.
TO RESTORE HISTORIC SPOTl
City of New Orleans Taking 8tepe
rrtntrve and Beautify Dlenvllle'a
An effort In bring made In New Or
leans lo restore the old historic pots
around tlic rlty. Willi the restoration
of the old IMnce d'Anoes, the rehabili
tation of the Cnblldo and the Pontnlbn
apartments which surround It, and the
preservation of alt an nnnrtlstlc ren
ter for the old French and Spanish
qunrter, an effort Ik being made to re
Btorp arid preserve the landing ptnre
of Bienville, where he first ret foot on
the high land, In 1720, at the place he
was destined to convert Into Nouvellc
Orleans. This landing place, which
lies on the river directly facing (he
Place d'Armes, which Is now Jncksnn
square, Ik covered with the switch
truck of the Southern Tactile and
ptihllc licit rnllrnndK, and with a part
of trie large steel warehouRe belonging
to the hoard of commissioner of the
port of New OrleatiK.
Supporters of the Louisiana Blnte
museum have appealed to the mayor
hnd the varlouK civic organizations to
have these shwls and rnllrowd tracks
removed nt once, Inasmuch ns the
land, clear from the Cahlldo to the
river Itself, was expropriated Rome
time 11 co to he put In historical and
artistic reserve. Ah all the water
front of New Orleans and .the east
hank of tly river belongs to the city
and state forever, the completion of
Ihe artistic center In fiure of accomplishment.
WORK OF PUNT INVENTOR
ACCEPTED MANDATE OF FATE
Prank King, alleged to have pass
ed Home $600 worth of forged checks
on the First State & Savings bank
last October, is in the local Jail, hav
ing been brought back from San
Francisco where he was captured by
detectives by Constable J. P. Morley.
King, also known as Pred Ford
and Clifford BuBh, waived prelimin
ary examination, which is taken ns
an indication that he is preparing
to plead guilty and take his medicine
without trial. Under the name of
Hush', the prisoner' Is said to have
escaped from the Nevada state peni
tentiary at Carson City, Nevada, and
his willingness to take n cbanco on
ITAKKS HKX),I THY FOR
1 AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP.
Walter Frahlg, local automobile
i mechanic, has filed application for
citizenship In the circuit court. This
lis Frahlg's second attempt for natur
alization. Ho Is a German subject
fand during the war period tbe fed-
teral authorities held up his admis
sion on some technical ground, it is
jsnld. In nny event his first applica
tion outlawed and be has now filed
in second petition. He must reside in
I the United States for two more years
I before his final hearing.
Young English 8oldier Proved Him-
self Worthy When Called to Poal-
tlon of Responsibility.
When nudynrd Kipling's "ihe Mnn
Who Would lie King" was published
It was regarded as an excursion Into
the Improbable, If not the Impossible.
It wiir the Anglo-Saxon Imagination
accepted by the colorful Hindustani
Hut the sober chronicles of the war
huve outdone Kipling. Thorneycroft,
a twenty-two-ycnr-old British trooper,
found himself stranded In Turkey
after Townshend's Ill-fated offensive.
Nothing daunted, he accepted his pre
dicament im a mandatory of Fate. He
proceeded to rule over a territory con
taining 60 -villager and Cd.OttO people.
J and he ruled them until relieved by
1 the martial law brought by Allenby'R
troops. The Hon of a hotel keeper of
Bristol, he proved at the test that he
was of Imperial fiber.
Truth Is stranger than fiction. It
always has been and always will be,
with Tommy Atkins or his first cousin,
the doughboy, as protagonist. Each
possesses the comic spirit that means
adaptability, no matter what the emergency.
Hit Skill Produces Variations That
Nature Would Require Thousands
of Year to Accomplish.
With a watch glass and a fine enm
elVhalr brush the plnnt Inventor per
forms miracles. He causes more
changes In six generations than Nature,
unaided, would produce In 100,000
yearn. Two plant may be growing
In his garden, native of countries sep
arated by continents. Tbelr struc
tures, habltK, hereditary tendencies
and Identities have been preserved
through thousands of jears. The
plant Inventor takes the pollen from
one, tranKfers It to his watch glass,
carries It to the other, and from the
glass transforms it to the bloom. The
resultant need Is siiwn. The new
plants may resemble one plant or the
other, or they may he like neither,
or they may he the veriest monstrosi
ties. There are thousands of disap
pointments for one success In the
Luther Rurbanb chose one Reeding
out of CTi.OOO when he Invented the
primusberry. The rest were remorse
lessly destroyed. The new primus
berry Is a cross between the raspberry
and the blackberry, but Has a fruit
much larger and finer than either. Mr.
Burbank has produced 300,000 vari
eties of plum, 60,000 peaches and nec
tarines, BOO almonds, fi.OOO walnuts,
3,000 apples, 2,000 grapes, 2,000 pearn
and thousands of different kinds of
berries, (lowers and vegetables In
WE HAVE A LIMITED.JSUPPLY OF
Pure Maple Sap
Why nof place your order for some of this
wonderful syrup? We guarantee-it absolutely
Also have a good supply of Silver Thistle, Tea
Garden, Log Cabin and Uncle John's, which
are all high grade syrups and will please the
most delicate taste.
Then there are a few pails of Arkansas Silver
Tip Sorghum left yet.
Phone your order to 200. ' ,
The Sunset Grocery
WEALTH IN BAMBOO GROVES
Try 'tin. Herald Want AOtv
Marshal Joffre a Catalonlan.
PosKlhly with more reason than the
seven claimants to the. birthplace of
Homer, Catalonia makes out a good
I case for asserting that Marshal Joffre
I belongs to her by right of fc'.rth. The
i great estopper of the German first of
I tensive Is a native of Perplgnan.
where the Catalonlan race predom
inated In past ages and where today
I are found many families which still
retain Catalonlan customs and lan
guage. Leading business firms of
Catalonia, seeking to establish a tangi
ble claim, have appointed a commit
tee which ls''to prpceed to Paris and
present a sword to the great warrior,
unless be fulfill a promise mode at
the peace conference that he will visit
Catalonia, In which case the presenta
tion will be made at Barcelona. This,
of course, would be the occasion of a
TO THE PUBLIC
Having disposed of our gro
cery at 8th and Main Sts.
to Leo Houston and Law
rence Phelps, all of our fu
ture business after January
1st, 1920, will be conducted
at our 6th and Main' street
Mexicans Hold Strange Beliefs.
Few countries are richer In strange
beliefs than Mexico, writes Charles
Bernard Nordhoff in the Atlantic
Monthly. There the witches Assume
the eyes of cats and lilt through the
night on vampire's wings. A brisk
business Is done In love potions and
candle flames still point the way to
burled treusure. The Mexican Inherits
his cruelty to domestic beasts from
both the Spnnlnrd and the Indian, nnd
his superstitions may be traced to the
same double source.
Eccentricity Is not understood In
Mexico. The native Is a lover of for
mality, and one Is judged largely by
witcimil things. Each mnn dresses
nccoidlng to bis station, nnd It is un
thinkable thnt a well-to-do man should
ear a straw sombrero or curry a
scrape; the peons would be tbe first
to Jeer nt him.
Their Cultivation in the Southern
States Is Expected Scon to Be
One thinks more readily of an Amer
ican farm with a wood Jot than of one
with a bamboo grove, but bamboo
groves may yet become common In the
southern states, If the Idea of "In
struct the farmer" In the desirability
of planting them makes reasonable
progress. It will be a new Idea to the
farmer, and he will have to think It
over. Meantime the country has one
important bamboo grove flourishing in
the state of Georgia, where It stands
In the custody of the United States
department of agriculture, to Rerve as
an object lesson. The young bamboo
shoots provide an early sprine vege
table, said to have a flavor much like
that of sweet corn, and the stalks
hnve a wide range of lises which
should mnke a bamboo grove profit
able. It Is worth the fanner's consid
eration, for example, that millions of ,
small ennes are yearly Imported from
Japan, and fishing rods made out of
them, for w hleh the United States pays
annually about $5,000,000.
Hard to Account f or Figures.
Statistics tnive recently been pub
lished in Gernnny which are so strik
ing that the Medical Record's Geneva
(Switzerland) correspondent says
they "need confirmation." It Is stated
that for every 1,000 boys born in the
later years of the war, 1,086 girls have
been born. Before the war the ratio
was 1,000 boys to 1,024 girls. "Noth
ing," writes the correspondent, "Is
known with certainty as to the con
ditions that determine sex In the hu
mnn species, but there Is quite a large
amount of evidence In support of the
generalization that during wars and
famines, when the conditions are gen
erally adverse, especially with regard
to nutrition, the proportion of male
relative to femnle births Increnses. If
there Is 'any foundation forthls gen
eralization, then we must conclude
either that the figures are wrong or
that Germany was rr.lghty well nour
ished during the war, or else that some
entirely aberrant Influence was at
A French critic who complained of
the busty composition and lack of flue
writing among his compatriots diew
from M. Pierre Loujs, the author of
"La Fenimo et le Puntln," a pained
nnd pietise denial of the charge. M.
Louys, who 1ms not published an thing
In seeial j ears, says that he hnsbeen
diligently occupied on a woik which
ho rewrites ntul corrects n hundred
times to each page. This and other
uorks whlih he bus not jot considered
worthy of publication hao accumu
lated until he has on hand more than
200 pounds of mnnuscrlpt.
The Croix de Guerre,
The crnlx de giierie, corresponding
to the military cross of Itritnln and the
Iron cross of Germany, will be notice
able hencefoith on the breasts of
Frenchmen, civilian as well as military,
who have been distinguished by being
mentioned In the dispatches. It Is
made of Florentine bronze, about an
Inch and a half In diameter, with
crofesed swords between tbe arms.
Koran Brought Up to Date.
It Is not surprising that most of the
Arab populntlnn should be illiterate
since the lnngiinge used In writing nnd
printing Is literary Arabic, the very
same ln which the Koran was com
posed 12 centuries ago. It has been
preserved Intact, while the spoken
tongue has-grndiinlly changed, as
spoken tongues will. Literary Arabic
today Is about as much like the an
cient language ns Latin Is like French.
Ninety per cent of the people do not
understand the language ln which
the books are written.
An Intel estlng experiment hns been
begun by Hev. Percy Smith, a mis
sionary In North Africa, who Is trans
lating the Bible nnd the hymns of the
church Into the oullnnry speech of
the people, instead of In literary
Arable. Chi Istlnn Herald.
BUENOS AIRES, Nov. 20. (By
Mall). A committee of the chamber
of deputies bas discovered after
more than a year's investigation that
Argentina is afflicted with "trusts."
Wine, flour, lime, pola'.Iei, meat.
and oil and naptha are described in
a recent report of the committee as
under the control of "trusts" wnich
have been able to flourish and main
tain high prices chiefly because of
high protective tariffs or favorable
railroad rates, It is charged.
The committee finds that tbe
"most typical 'trust' " in Argentina
(the word "trust" is put in quota
tion marks throughout the report) is
the "wine trust" in the great grape
growing province of Mendoza on tbe
slopes of the Andes. It is charged
that this combination of wine pro
ducers is an "official trust organiz
ed by the law of the province" which
is able to pay the cost cf the greater
part of its administration out of "the
local privilege created by the monop
oly of wine."
Destruction of grapes and wine,
exportation of wine -t i low price
and maintainance of a high price in
Argentina are alleged. The "trust"
is able to exist, the report says, by
virtue of high customs duties which
discourage the importation of ordi
nary wines and by the aid of the na
tional banks. Reform in the ad
ministration of the banks and in tbe
tariff laws is demanded.
The committee names the Stand
ard Oil company, of the United
States, as the "trust" which controls
kerosene and naptha in Argentina.
The report sets for that that this
" 'trust., norteamericano del petro
lea" has in Argentina a "powerful
subsidiary company, divided in ( its
legal aspect into one section of pro
duction, another of marketing and
"The commercial practices of this
'trust,' " says the report, "are those
of a monopoly which wishes to ex-
BABY GIRLi ARRIVES
A baby daughter arrived at the
home ot Mr. and Mrs. Ben Mitchell
last night about midnight. Mother
and daughter are doing nicely and
father wears a smile that won't come
Floral Designs to Order
KLAMATH FLORAL CO.
Delivered anywhere in the
new power is waniea. i
ln the neiu or resenrcn in connec
tion with automobile underwater tor
pedoes, there needs to bo developed a
new source of power, said Hear Ad
miral Ralph i:arleU. S. N chief of
tho bureau of ordnance, at a recent .
meeting of the American Chemlcnl so- I
clety. Tho present souice Is coin- !
pressed air nnd the new source must i
be of gi enter potentlnl per unit vol- I
ume and weight nndjie nearly as eafe I
to handle mid" store on board ship.
Oxygen has been proposed but Is too
dangerous to handle.
Quite Hengllsh, This.
"Houtl" cried 'the umpire ns the
wicket keeper mnde a catch.
"Look 'ere," protested the batsman,
it wnbn't off my, bat, it was off my
"Ob!" said the umpire. "My. mis
tnke.I'eard the ball 'It wood and I sup
posed it was off the bat." Boston
"THE TICK OF THE PICTURES"
H .W. POOLE, Owner. HARRY BOREL', Musical Diiector
"THE DEVIL'S TRAIL"
Betty Compson and George Lar kin
A thrilling story of the Northwest Mounted Police
New Year's Day
Petite VIOLA DANA in
During the matinee reports by plays will be given covering tlie
Oregon-Harvard game at Pasadena. A spocial leased wire is being
Installed in the theatre and an operator will be at the key during
the entire game. Come early and get gcod seats. Regular prices.
tend even more and consolidate.
There Is no proof that the 'trust'
has determined upon increasing the
price of kerosene and naptha in th9
country, but it is certain that its
prices represent a relative increase,
that is to say, with relation to the
cost of production."
Argentina's defense against "this
international anl almost world-wide
monopoly," the committee says, con
sists of encouraging commerce in
and production of all other materi
als capable of producing light and
heat and developing the production
of petroleum as a government enter
prise "since every private enterprise
will be annihilated or absorbed by
the 'trust.' "
Dealing witb meat, the report says
that the exportation!' this commod
ity is "in the tends) of great com
panies which are subsidiary to still
more powerful foreign companies
tending toward capitalistic monopo
ly." ' The committee recommends
that Argentina organize its own
meat industry with municipal and
regional cold storage plants and en
ter into direct relation with the
great foreign markets of consump
tion. Finding that a milling1 trust exists,
the committee declares that laws
against extortionate capitalistic com
binations are necessary and that "we
should educate ourselves economi
cally and politically for the social
ization of this industry."