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SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, MONDAY, MARCH 15,195,
VOL. XIV. NO. 13.
S TAKEN EAST
Railroad Commissioner Says
Separation of Pacifies In
jury to Industries.
A GREAT BIG STICK"
Sweet Tompor Only Way to Get
Business NoW Testified
Snn Francisco, Mar. 18,
Lieutenant Governor John M.
Escliloman, former president of
tho stato railroad commission,
miecored the cause of tho South
ern Pacific company today when
ho took tho Htand for tho do
fenso In tho governments Cen
tral Paclllc-Southcrn Pacific
railroads unmcrglng suit.
Ho wns the last witness to bo
called by tho defense In tho pro
ceedings hero which have con
tinued for a fortnight and which
wore adjourned today to recon
ncno April 1G In Now York City.
Mr. JJschlcman stated. IiIh
views upon the proposed separa
tion of the two roads In this
'Regulated monopoly Is prc
forablo to Irresponsible and un
Escliloman declared that in his
opinion an. tininerglng o the
Central Pacific and Southern
Pacific roads would only result
lit throwing tho present railroad
nystcm in California sadly out
of Joint and that as a conse
mtenco tho present efficiency of
tuo lines would bo lowered, while
Iti nil probability rates would bo
boosted. Jolht ngreomonta be
tween the divorced roads would,
ipwover, overcome theso 111 ef-
ccis, mo witness saiu.
Ho said that tho railroad com
mission turned down the sale of
(ho Contral Pacific in 1913 to tho
Slhlon Pacific bocause the com
filsslon thought that the Union
Pacific wns tho offending party,
ami inai mo aouuicrn I'nciuc
was an Innocent victim.
"Ownership in Central Pacific
and Southom Pacific terminals
In California Is so tangled," said
the speaker, "that It would bo
difficult to soparate It Into equit
able portions. If this wore done,
tho road owning the terminals
would assess the other roads ov
ery cent possible for tho uso of
"Tho upshot of a separation
probably would bo that present
terminal facilities would nave to
bo duplicated, out of capital In
vestment, which would bo a le
gitimate argument before a state
railroad commission for increas
s Snn Francisco, Mar. 11. In
torso epigram, Julius Krutt
scjinltt, chief executive of , the
Southern Pacific comnanv"! testi
fying qgjdn to-dtiy in the Con-
( Continued on Pauo 4)
Automobllo and Streotcar Hit.
Mlss Marlon Harper's automo
bile, 'driven by 12. It, Wolf,, col-
llded with a street car at Ninth
and Willamette streots, Eugeno,
Friday morning shortly beforo
nine. In tho car were Miss Har
pbr,' Miss Perkins and Miss Tif
fany, nil teachers In the Geary
scholl. None wpre hurt, and
thoro was little dainngo to the
Lumbermen Visit Nlill.
R. Shaw, manager of tho
Hammond Lumber company of
Mill City and G. W. Aldrlch, sales
manager of the same company,
eamo up from Albany Friday to
inspect tho Booth-Kelly mill at
this place. They expressed
tjionis.qlyes as much pleased
wllH tho modern cnulpmont ami
n'rrangomont of tho mill hero,
To Beautify Parking.
; Tho agriculture qlassos at tho
LMncoln school will beautify, tho
parking on Sixth and Seventh
streets at tho school this spring
and are asking contributions of
dahlia bulbs for the purpose.
They proposo to arrango tho
plants In definite color schemes
and will ask contributions to be
Bitro to know tho color of tho
flowers expected from tho bulbs
sont. Parties wishing to don'atp
bulbs for this purpose will kind
ly oond ' them to Mrs. Lucliia
lUchardson at tho Lincoln
MAY LOCATE EASTERNER
A Mr. Hall from Kansas City
was In Springfield Saturday tho
guest of Charlea Klvett, looking
over tho town and surrounding
country with a view to locating
cither In business here, or In tho
turned to Albany, where his wlfo
Ik vlaHlntr. mill Inffollinr Ihnv will
return to Investigate Springfield
Mr. Itlvctt met the Halls on
tho train coming from tho oast,
W, omn... nJi wi,n , ho "-
they were looking for a location,
he invited them to call on
Roceives Tax Monoy.
City Treasurer Lillian Gorrlo
received the first Installment of
taxes for 1915 last Wednesday
I when County Treasurer Taylor
; turned over to her $577.62 of the
current taxes and 12.01 of col
lections on delinquent rolls, This
payment was smaller tlian the
usual turn-over, but was made
considerably earlier than usual.
Will Spip Logs
A trainload of logs will bo
brought from tho Wendling
camps of tho Booth-Kelly Co',
today to Increase tho supply for
tho local mill. Beginning about
tho 20th, shlpmonts of ten of
more carloads will be made ev
ery day from Wendling, in ad
dition to tho shipment of a like
amount from the camps nt
Landax on the Onkrldgo line.
The old logs, which wore In
the pond when the mill burned
three j'ears ago, have been al
most entirely cleaned up, and
when theso are gone, dally
shipments of 25 carloads will be
required to keep the mill busy,
One vardoi- crew was added In
the camps above Wojidllng the
first of the month, and already
have some logs ready for ship-,
ment. Tho Wendling supply will
bo brought fn by tho regular
freight train, while tho Landax
shipments wll be handled as at
present by an engine making a
special trip to that place.
Brothorhood Meots Tonight.
Tho Methodist Brotherhood
will hold its March business 'fied tho crowd with a series of
mooting and banquet nt the M. jaorial somersaults, the intrepid
E. qhurch tonight. Prof. Ayer1 airman sought to add an addl
of tho University of Oregon will tlonal thrill by making one of
make tho principal address. 'tho sensational perpendicular
PliotOBraph courtesy Gan Francisco Uxutnlner,
THE MOTHER OP LINCOLN BEACHEY, PJtOM THE T0WEX OF JEWELS, 435 FEET ABOVE THE
EAItTH, AT THE TANAMA-PACIFIO INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION, WATCHES HER SON
LOOP HIS ONE THOUSANDTH LOOP.
BUSINESS MEN'S 0J.UB WILL GO
AFTER BIG BEET SUGAR FACTORY
Determination to make every
effort possible to locate In
Springfield a half million dollar
beet sugar plant Is the result of
talks given by representatives
of the beet sugar Interests at
the meeting of the Business
Men's club Thursday evening,
No definite proposition was
made at the banquet, nor since,
but members of the club arc
i confident that conditions can be
i " XiT .iirirr' rj
tlio plant here. It 0
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P01"10" OUt U at Water and pOV-
on I., (innntiiiPR nri nvm nmn
linnt r'ltalntr rnn tin fmiTirl In tlio
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u n:y fiilni!fi. ....
i1,oet nM people, addressed the'confcr with a like committee of
HOP GROWERS WILL
A meeting of the Lane County
Hop Growers association will be
held in the rooms of the Com
mercial stato banlc in Spring
field Wednesday afternoon at 1
o'clock for the purpose of select
ting tho names of two Lane
county growers who shall bo
suggested for membership on
the board oi directors of the
state association, A meeting is
to be held in Salem next Satur
day for tho purpose of perfecting
organization of the state asso
ciation and for filing its articles
of Incorporation. Stockholders
at that time will elect a board of
directors, being guided largely
by the recommendations of, the
meetings held this week in the
Lane County Js entitled to two
directors oiv the state board, ac
cording to the plans as formu
lated. These two directors will
mean the formation of two dis
BEAGHEY FALLS TO
San Francisco, March 14.
The spectacular carper of Lin
coln Bcachey, one of tho most
daring of American aviators,
Avas ended today when he fell to
jlis death at tho Panama-Pacific
exposition In plain stent of thou-
sands of spectators. Tho body
was recoverd from tho wrecked
aeroplane, in forty feet of water,
by members of the crew of the
Benchoy was completing his
second Might of tho day at 3245
when the fatal accident occur
red. Having previously electrl-
meeting at length, telling of the
cost of a beet sugar plant, the
acreage that It would require In
beets In ord6r to make Its opera
tion profitable. Mr. Shelly of
Portland also spoke along the
Officers .Re-elected. .
All officers who had served
during the past year were re
elcted. They are: President,
John Kestly, secretary, Jesse
Seavey; executive committee,
B. A. Washbume,, B. E. Kepiier
J. J. Bryan, A. J. Perkins, and
4 committee consisting of B.
A.. Washbume and B. E. Kepner,
with President Kestley ex ofilcio
a riiember. was appointed to
tricts, each with a manager in
charge, to handle the funds of
tho association and to attend to
tlio distribution of supplies. It
is ,lie intention of the associa
tion to buy sulphur and bagging
by the shipload, and spray and
otlier materials In large quan
tles. for the use of the members.
The association expects to be
ablo" to supply advance money
for'lts members who need It in
order to work their crop, and by
united effort it is believed that
the price of hops can be made
more staple. It is estimated
that failure of the growers of
the vicinity to act together last
fall meant the loss of $12,000 to
Springfield alone, due t6 hops
selling at less than 15 .cents, at
which point It is believed asso
ciation hops can be marketed.
-:&4s tao estimated that; the
loss in profits of the Lane coun
ty growers last year was over
HIS DEATH IN BAY
drops which featured his flights.
The accident is attributed to
the fact that Beachey entrusted
his life today for the first time
to a new monoplane. The ma
chine was at an altitude of about
15000 feet When Beachey shut off
lil,bwer. For several hundred
feet, tho machine dropped head
on forthe earth and then the av
iator grasped his control, levers
to adjust the planes for the
graceful descent which charac
acterlzed his previous flights.
At this instant the wings of
the machine crumpled like a col
lapsed umbrella and tho aero
plane, turning over and over in
Its fall, plunged into San Fran
Cisco bay narrowlv missing a
vessel lying at the government
the Springfield Development
league on the subject of the con
solidation of the two organiza
tions. Four members were added to
the list of members.
Funeral of Mrs. Palmer Tuesday
Funeral services will be held
tomorrow for the late Mrs. Cora
Palmer, who dfe'd March' 9, 1115,
at Santa Ana, California. Serv
ices arc to be Conducted at the
home In West Springfield at .1
o'clock by Pjv. B. C. Wlgmore,
and interment will be made in
the Mt. Vernbn cemetery.
Mrs. Palmer went to Califor
nia Several months ago In search
of health. Last Tuesday her
husband received a telegram to
tho effect that she was worse,
and he Jeft immediately. She
died that same night, before he
could reach her. The body was
brought to Walker's chapel here
Sunday and was taken to the
Besides her husband, Roy
Palmer, she leaves two sons
and a daughter. She had lived
on the Palmer & Walker hop
ranch for the past five years.
Begin Work on M. E. Church.
Construction of the 20-foot
addition to the Methodist church
was begun this morning. The
east end of the main auditorium,
will be cut off and moved over
onto new foundations laid for
it, and the space filled In. The
work is expected to be finished
by the end of the week, ready for
By tearing out the stage in.
the 'old opera house, which is
now the hall of the Reapers of
America, the, main lodce room
is ma'de 18" feet lbricer. anal cor-
responamgiy more .guiiea w, wg
IJurpustjiiiM: wuicu itrjsriiqjv; uv-
ing usedf "Work of tearing out
the stage and partition's was be
Kun Saturday morninc by sey
era! members who had donated
their services. The whole hall
is to be repapered and the wood
work will be repainted. Double
flooring will be extended over
the space formerly occupied by
the stage. When the improve
ments are completed the Reap
ers will have one of the prettiest
lodge halls in town.
PARTY GOES TO HEAR
EVANS AT CRESWELL
Two wagon loads of young
people went to Creswell Friday
evening to attend the revival
services being conducted there
uy j. isruce awans, wno aiso
conducted a series of meetings
here earlier in tho year. They
brought Evans back with them,
and he remained until Satur
day the guest of the Chases
Those who comprised the parties
were Byron Smith, Kate Lans-
Jaerry, Ruth Lansberry, Bruce
Lansberry, Melvin Laytop, Olive
Smith, William Fegeles, Grace
Male, George Magill, Mr; and
Young, Miss Chase, Joy Walker,
Grace Walker, Jessie Walker,
W. C. Cook, rMs. Blgelow, Stel
la Mitchell, Arthur Pengra, Mr.
Dr. Gueberlot at Grange.
Dr. J. E. Gutbcrlet of the Uni
versity of Oregon addressed the
Springfield grange Saturday af
temoon on "JParacites of Do
mestic Animals and of Man,"
giving a very interesting talk.
An old-fashioned spelling bee
will be tho feature of the grange
meeting two weeks hence.
Breaks Bone in Hand.
While engaged In household
duties Saturday afternoon, Miss
Stella Magill slipped and fell on
tho kitchen floor, and In trying
to save herself, doubled her left
hand baek, breaking ono of the
bones in tho palm. Thd Injury
was quite painful, but did not
confine hero to her homo.
Doer is Seen From Train.
Dr. W. II. Pollard, returning
Sunday evening from MarcoJn,
relates that paspngers on the
train wero much Interested in
seeing-a cow chaBlng a deer uY
the fields just south of Donna.
WOODMEN OF THE
WOULD HOLD RALLY.
Camps of Eastern Part of Lane
Coulity Repfrwtentod at
TWO HUNDRED PERSONS ., ..
LISTEN TO PROGRAM
s i hjU ft
Two of the Charter Member of
First 'Camp in County
Woodmen of the World arid
members of their families, to the!
number of 200 attended a big'
"round-Up" with tee Springfield
choppers Saturday night. Dele
gationg were prefcerit from' the
camps at Eugene, Walterville,
Pleasant Hill, Coburg and Jas
per, and there were also mem
bers livinK at Marcola and at Lo-
rane in attendance.
Entertainment was provided
in a program of merit, and Dis
trict Manager D. J. Be'akey talk-.
ed for a little time on Woodcraft,
after which a cafeteria luncheon
Music and games filled in the -
later hours of the evening and
all enjoyed themselves greatly.
Arrangements for the rally
were in charge of the following ,
comm'fttee: Eujrehe Kes'ffert BZ
F, Russell, E. B.D6&he, Ransom
Miller; C. H; Mathews, A: Pf Mc-
Kinzle, and. J. F. Powers.
An Interesting, thing-aboutthe
rally was the presence of A.S-
vvaiKer ana unanes jjorrity,
uuai mcuiucio ui cue -iuYSJit3
nr .Vl xvTVT. W. sA -l-V V 4 t Vit" ?
Lane county; and was organized
nearly 24 years ago. , ,
TO SERVE K .LUNCHEOnT
The ydung ladies' of the Do
mestic Science classes of the;
public schools will give a lunch-'
eon on Wednesday of this week
and have invited a number of;
the business men of tne city to
be present and sample their
skill. The luncheon will be of
the same' nature as that served
last year. They will charge.
each guest just what the meaj
has cost and will show an Item,
ised statement of each article on
the menu. The lunch will be
served at 12:15 o'clock p. m.- ,Ht .
WOMAN HURT IN. FALL FROM
CAR AT WENDLING.G
a.r p- na oetne -. . ysuo aon
rMs. M. C. Broom of Wendling
was in Springfield this morn
ing on her way to the Eugene
nospital suffering front an in-,"
jurcd hand and arm sustained'
yesterday afternoon when a car
on which live persons were rid
ing jumped the track, Nopejofi
the others was injured. Others,
on the car were her son, aged
11 years, Jlr. and Mrs. Arthur'
Lo'tt and Tom Nesbit of Spring-1
field. v ;
CLODFELTER SELLS HIS .
POOL HALL TO MEAD
W. I. Clodfelter on Saturday
sold his cigar store and billiard'
and pool hall in tho Perklns--Winzenrled
building to O. R.
Mead, who moved the stock and
the greater part of the equip
ment Monday to his place of
business on Main between Third
and Fourth. Mr. Mead. is making,
improvements in his cigar store
by laying new linoleum.
(Record of Many
A large number of miplHv of'
the Springfield nubile .schools!,
made perfect records in spelling
n a quiz qem last ricifty. qi.-,
owing are those whomade the'
'10ft"rniiT.firsiJ' ' '
Eighth A grade illazel Brat-
taln.ila Shahan, Florence Sha-
(Continued on I'Ago 4).