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THE LA-B COUNTY NEWS
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' HATES OP SUBSCRIPTION. .
Onp Ycar.'YV S1.60 Six Months - ,.75 Thrco Months
Advertising Rates Furnluheil on AppHcntton.
: And Remember to Get a Stop.Over for Springfield.
SPRINGFIELD, OREGON, MONDAY, MARCH 15, 1915.
SPRINGFIELD MUCH INTERESTED.
Springfield has a large Interest in the outcome of the proceed
ings now 'under way in San Francisco, whereby the government
seeks to dissolve the Southern and Central Pacific railroads or
rather, seeks to compel the. Southern Pacific to sell the Central
Pacific. Just what will happen to Sprihgfield in the event the
government wins, is a matter for conjecture; the result for this
place is more settled in the event the railroad, wins.
Should the railroad win, there is every indication that plans
as before outlined for the development of immense yardage
facilities in Springfield will be carried out. The railroad' has the
land necessary, and. with the completion of the Willamette-Pacific
to Coos Bay and the Natron cut off, Springfield will become the
logical center for the assembling of freight from a wide range
of territory. Springfield then will be the real hub of the Willam
ette valley the centering point and the distributing point of the
f reight of a vast area of western Oregon.
Should the government win, and the Southern Pacific be
compelled to sell its holdings in the Central, the results upon
Springfield would be more a matter for conjecture. At the pres
ent time the Southern Pacific company owns In Oregon the P. E.
& E. division down the west side of the Willamette valley to
Springfield; it owns the line from Woodburn to Springfield; it
owns sundry cross lines like the Salem & Falls City, and the
Corvallis & Eastern, and it operates under a lease the line of the
Oregon & California railroad from Portland to the state line at
Ashland. The Southern Pacific operates also the Central Pa
State Engineer Bowlby la diioted in a letter as savin that the
roads In the Willamette valley, from Grants Pass to Medjord, will
be impassable for automobiles after June 1 Wonder where the
S. E. got his ide that Grants Pass and Medford are in the Will
aniette valley. And what kind of an automobllo could' the. have
been riding In If he found tUe roads of tho Wlllametto Valley "Hit'
Eugene is taking tho preliminary stops toward tho location of
a lace factory In that town, and Springfield is getting in line for a
boot sugar factory. With these two great industries ssifoly under
way in tho upper Willamotte vnlloy, tho coming year ought to bo
one of considerable business activity.
WORK OF PUPILS OF THE SPRINGFIELD SCHOOLS
Tho Lano County Nova today prosqnts a few examples of tha work
ot composition in tho Clanaoc In tho Springfield Publla schools. Tho
articles aro published as written without correction, In tho hope that tho
printing ot them may provo an asslstnnco to tho young peoplo In de
veloping their power ot expression. Other tonchors aro Invited to nub-
mlt such articles as they may wish to havo published In this column.
Written by pupils ot 4th grade West Springfield school.
How I Went Boat Riding
One day last summer I was
over at one of my friends. They
were going for a boat ride. They
asked, me to go with them.
When they were ready to go
another family came to go with
On the way down to tho river
we had to go down a steep bank.
We had to go up the river to
get to the landing. When we got
under the street car bridge we
got in shallow water, and could
not go. , When we arrived there
we got out. The man had to go
back -after the rest. When they
got there we ate dinner. After
dinner we went In bathing until
evening. We then started back.
How I Caught a Weazel
Once upon a time I went walk
ing along a railroad. When I was
up the railroad, I came to a and I let it go
Drtuge. un eacu siue or it was jit ami kuicu it.
a barrel. Inside of the barrel Willard Carpenter
was some water. In side of 'brie
cific's line from Natron to Oakridge and from Weed to Klamath ?i"li!a
iaiis poruons oi uie matron cuiou. inese various lines nave j,jm out and killed him.
- been knit together into
a system that serves all parts of the
Willamette valley and western Oregon. .
If the Southern Pacific company is compelled to sell Its
holdings of the Central Pacificthe latter road will be left with 30
miles of track from Natron to Oakridge disconnected from its
other lines by a stretch of approximately 100 miles across the
crest of the Cascades. It was the government's intention, so Me
Reynolds, then attorney general, to compel the Central Pacific to
build, from .Natron to Portland and thus give competition from
Willamette valley points to California. The high official over
looked such a trifle as a missing $11,000,000 link across the moun
tains. And he also- overlooked the presence of four lines already
iruversiug uie wuiauieiie vaney irum enu iq enci. a nun wouiu
Coin? Aftor th Cnuti.
puiieu I it was a nice summer cveninc
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iwiien wo Rtnrtod nrtnp trtn onwa
The weazel was very big for a so we Rtnnnnii tn nm fr.,i
Weazel. ins Wfi hiirrpiI liv Wn lirwl nnl
YVIieil I KU1UU 1 IUUK lllHl l)Pn IMltlnr lnnf wlmn xtrn lmnv1
Home. o nnlfifv Thnn vn onnnml nmt
Mamma told me to lay him up! looked nrnnmi w hJnn n,
and wait until papa come home. ! noise acain and acain. Wo also
When he come he told me that
weazel hides were worth about
2 dollars. Then he took It and
skinned it, and then we put it
away and left it.
.How We Caught a Mouse?
Last Sunday my sister weriPtfr
only complicate business, and create business for the railroad et KOme potatoes. When she
reacneu me store nouse, sne yei
commission and the courts in controversies over inadequate serv
ice and discrimination in rates. Should the Central be thus in
iluced to build from Natron into Portland, there might, and again
there might not be shops located at this point.
It is more likely, in the event of a dissolution order, that the
Central Pacific would secure an exchange of this short section of
road that was useless to it, and would abandon construction of
me nne over me mountains, ine soutnern facinc wouiu nave the trap in the jar. Finally the
no object n pressing on across the mountains, for it would have trap caught the mouse by the
no tracks of its own on the far side with which to connect.. tail. But the mouse cot awav.
, Clearly the hopes of Springfield lie in a decision favorable Jst!SE an?,h, It.uP?
o ,w L w, , u o...v. "1 he killed it.. Then Murl threw
tuuc aim uentrai racinc ana m a, revival or raiiroaa ouiiaing sur
ficient to encoiirage the completion of the Natron cutoff.
led, "Ernest, come here quick I
have a pet."
When we got there, there was
a mouse In a jar with some
Ernest said, "Qet a tran and
we will have some fun."
So Murl got a trap. Ernest put
heard something walking on the
leaves. Then we began to run
towards home. We ran aways
and stopped to look back. We
saw our cat coming over a little
mil. Then we went after it and
took It home with us.
One Sunny Morning.
One day when Florence Leo
came down to my house we
started out to play.
We went out in the woods to
get strawberries and I wanted to
scare her so I said, "There
comes a horse on a trot. If it
comes this way it will kick. So
we'll have to climb a tree. Here
it comes, so run." I was only
saying it ror run but she climbed
up a tree and then I said, "Let's
get down because I think he
jsnft coming." So we climbed
down and went home;
STATE HIGHWAYS ACHIEVEMENT.
Report of th,e Condition of tho
The First National Bank
,u ,uB olBie 0I uregpn, at the close of business March A, 1916:
ti ; WhH.q we are talking about good roads locally, and preparing
to build more of them, it is not amiss to consider what other states
to, the Union are doinfc along the Very same line,, says, the Tele- Loans and Discounts .?f.?.l?!l.Cif8
From a tabulated statement appearing in the Good Raods orMBXS HIT. lL'.iL" va,Uo-
Year- Booli'we get a total of $200,000,000 appropriated and 31,000 0th.er bo,nd?' securities, etc, owned unpledged ' (other
mllesor hard-surfaced roads built since the good roads movement Subscription To stock of JKS?'S?A S iVV
begun. That in Itself is a prettg good beginning, and it Is only Lea amount unpaid .y 1133.34
by indulgence in fancy that we can figure out what the total will mKrWMS0JSJljura,lur6 an.d flxture8' 2C00--
be ten or fifteen years from now. ,ue h-011 Federal Reserve bank'..;
Eleven thousand miles of these hard-surfaced roads have cUieT.?.?.?." "f.ifc-"!'0
been built during the paBt two years 5000 miles in 1913 and G000 ?.ue f-rom "pprov'e'd'erveagenuVn?otherV
miles in 1914. This fact shows the accelerated impulse in the 12 oi -133 1 ! (other ,,hon lncIude1 ln
entire movement. It Is the summarized effect of it: and there is "y checks and other cash items, $ none: frac
I itinn I iititi nlai..!. . . -
every indication that it is about to accomplish much greater 01 on tanks' In the ZTSffi.
Good roads are fast becoming a national gospel, and mani
festly we are passing quite rapidly from the preaching to the
practicing stage. So true is this that already the state hard-
surfaced roads in this country are said to exceed by some 0000
miles the roads that, for more than a century, have made France
bank " 1 e Bame c,,y or town 08 reporting
iNoteu of other national banks '
Lawful money reservo In bank: Specie 1010'JCO-
Legal tender notes - i0'00
Itcdemptlon fund with U. S. Treasurer (not moro'tlian
& 1 cr cent on circulation) ; .
Total ;;; -
Capital stock paid In ...
Surplus fund .
(fndlvldoir jroflts .;, ','. 2 301.84
Lees current exnences. ln'torent. nmi'intM nniri " ' ',ii0
Circulating notes ..... 0;250:00
uuiuuiii un Hujiu uiiu 111 1 roasury lor reueniP''
tjon or in transit- '.. . Atnnn
individual deposits subject to check 89,894.00
Certificates of deposit due In lesir than 30 days . , 60,834.22
Cashior's checks outstanding ... ;..', ,-, 180 55
Postal savings deposits '. .", 1,200 48
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her of the written exercises prepared by pupils of the public
schools, printing the stories without correction eo that the work
may be used in class room for study and improvement. That the
publication of the articles is fulfilling its mission is the belief of
The News, Judging from the reports it receives of the interest
that' is taken in the department by the school children. They
read the department eagerly, watching for a composition from
tbei.r own'class. Each little reader becomes a critic, quick to find
the errois and anxious to make his next story one free from mis-
tfilroo H'lio Mown a.tAnA fliot M-'nrtn rf tmmttnn l '1.1
I, :: :.Z:r:.rr;" , " u u"?n L . Subscribed and n to before fcorroctAtteati
ui. iiib ;uuiii, pcyiJu ui me euijimuiuty, aim will pUMlSll in the la,s ay of. Marcli.,1915. , ,u, , J,R, SMITH,
future just amany of th.e stories as it has room at its disposal. hmibebt a walker .M1;H i a attain,
At ReaperjHftll, SjJrintifidd
Wednesday, March 17
All appearing In continue must present nlgiicd invltnllotiH,
This applies to Indies not acoinpanlod by gontloiiion.
When We Want Fishing.
Once when we wero fishing
in Dakota and had Just started
to fish, I caught my lino on a
fence that reached out In tho
lake. As Harry had his shoes
and stockings off he was going
after it but, when ho got behind
mamma, she caught a bullhead
which stuck his horn in his foot.
The blood just ficw out, of the
hole. Then mamma told me to
get some cowwebs but I could
not find any. So we wont homo.
How a Dog Killed a Cat.
One day Dickie and I and our
dog wero going to town and wo
saw a big cat. The dog took
after the cat and caught It 1
tried to take the cat away from
tno uog. i
When I got the cat away from
the dog Uie cat scratched mo
Tho dog caught
Report of tho condition of tho First
National Bank of Springfield, In the
State of Oregon, at tho close of busi
ness March 4, 191G, condensed from
report to the Comptroller of tho Cur
Loans and dlsc6unts 92,009.01
U. S. and other Bonds and
Banking house, real cstato,
furniture and fixtures .... 18.G93.G0
Cash and duo from banks . . . 30,888,78
Capital Stock .,..$ 2C.000.00
Surplus and Profits 3,820.85
For Less Money
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The Fifth Street Grocery
Thos. Sike, Prop. Phono 22
Pay Your Taxes Here
Wo are a depository for
County funds and are authoriz
ed to receive money in payment
of taxes. One half may be paid
. , . on or before April 1st. Bring In
your tax. statements If you have '
them, and if not ask us,. and we. .' ,.
... will get them for you. No extra . '
charge, ' ',
Commercial State Bank
IF YOU HAVE. NEVER TRIED
The Springfield Creamery
CHAS. BARKMAN, Proprietor
Try it and be convinced that it paya to patronize
FIRST NATIONAL BANK, EUGENE, OREGON.
Capital and Surplus - -- - - $300,000.00
Interests on Savings Accounts and Tlmo Certificates
State of Oregon, County of Lane, bs.',.'
u L. Scott, Cashier of tho dhbva-named bank, do nolemhly swear that t
statement lo true to the bestJofhnyknowledBo and belief.
414 t 'CHAS, L. SCOTT, Cashier. ,j
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oiue rrinung ana maps :
Phone 955, Eugene
'A. REYNOLD S
f lil 4 nil Work Called for and Deliverod. .