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Continuing the Springfield and Lane CoGftty Star, Which Wore Consolidated February 10, 1914 .
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SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, THUR8DAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1915.
VOL. XIV. NO.fc '
Word Ih given out from the
olllco of the engineer In clmrgo
thnt ballasting operations on tlio
Willamette-Pacific will bo ro
numcd nbout October fi, and the
work will continue for several
Track-laying crows nro now
at work BOtith of the Sluslaw
river, and nro pant TslltcooB
Inko, or over 83 miles from
Sprlngliold, and the gravel
trains will endeavor to follow as
closoly as possible upon the rail
Equipment will probably be
the same us was used In tho
Hummer while tho stretch from
MaplotOn to Acme was being
ballasted: that Is, an englno in
the pit, two engines for tho
road and one for tho front. By
taking a half n train at u time
over to Dlair street tho pit en
gine was ablo to help out the
road crews and mako poBBlblo
the hauling of GO cars n day to
When operations were sus
pended, the shovel had just com
pleted a cut through tho Natron
gravel bar. Tho track haB been
ct over, and tho shovel is now
ready for another cut. A smull
crow of men has been at tho pit
most of tho summer getting out
screened sand and gravel for tho
concrete work on tho Sluslaw
and Umpqua bridges.
Just hov far tho Natron grav
el will bo used is tho problem
facing the construction depart
ment. Engineer Fountain stated
today that Natron gravel will bo
used as far as it can bo hauled
economically, which may mean
tho gravel will bo used all tho
way to Marshfleld. There Is no
suitable ballast gravel along tho
coast, but some of tho rock be
ing removed from tunnels is said
to be sultablo for ballast if tho
crushing of it Is not too expen
sive. Tho pit pnglno and two road
engines are expected to tic up in
FROM SEAiTO SEA
Washington, Sept. 29. Wiro
less telephone communication
across the continent was accom
plished for tho Qrst time today,
when experiments extending
over several months culminated
in successful transmissions of
tho human voice by radio from
tho great naval plant at Arling
ton, Va., to thojstalion at Marc
Island, Cal 2500 miles', away,
Tho experluns ,'.wer0 con
ducted under direction of Cap
tain. Dullard, Chlof, of the navy's
rajdlo service, In co-operation
with tho American Telephono
ami Tolcgraph company and tho
Western Electric company.
fsccrotary Daniels, In an
nouncing tho result today,, pre
dicted that further dovelppnicnt
of wlroless telephony would
mako groat changes, In long dis
tance communication both for
military and naval service and
in commercial usage.
Successful operation of' a do
ylco for automatically transfer
ring to tho rodlo'tejopllbrio con
versations orlglnang.on nio'tnl
llc circuits also was accompllsh-
ed "In today's tests; Prcsidont
S X ft If n it nl 1 1 n J '
iiiHuuuiu ii, vnu miu uiiici ui-
ficlnls of tho American Tolo
phoho and Telegraph company
ill Npw York talked easily with
the Muro Island station, tho con
versation traveling over an or
dinary motallio lino from Now
York to Arlington, and thonco by
radio ncross tho continent.
1 iimi. s a 1 1. i it. i
I x uo met mui uie voices can
I lift nlAMltil net n Inti.l iiiIm. n A
,u pwi vu ui, u miiu wmu uuu t0W)1 COUncIl, Chairman Fen
I automatically transmitted to a.wlck yc8tCrday monilng put a
voice radio transmitter," said lcrow of men to work to make
Mr. Dallcls, "holds out hope that :flH ut both em,B of the concrcte
persons Inland rapidly could bo brI(lg0 ncr0BH thc thu8
put in touch by telephone WlthropIaclng tll0 wooaen up,)roacll.
jothcrs ntsea through some ccn- CB Umt lmvc bcou , usc Blnce
irai transmuting station. .
INJURED MARSHAL HAS
J. J. Donson. marshal of the;cavy strain on tno old timbers.
town of Jefforson, nnd brother-
!ln-law of tho McKcc brothers of
tho Springfield Provision com
pany, was shot and seriously in
jured Monday night In a battle
with Otto Hooker, who had es
caped from the state peniten
tiary. An hour after injuring
thc Jefferson marshal, Hooker
shot und Instantly killed Ward
en Harry Mlnto of the peniten
tiary, and was himself captured J
and killed in thc outskirts of
Albany lato Tuesday night.
Planing Mill Puts
in New Machinery
Incrcaso of buslnes at the
plant of tho Springfield Planing
mill has mado necessary tho ad
dition of a belt sander, a warm
ing box and a glue room to the
equipment of tho plant.
Somo months ago thc factory
began tho manufacture of sev
eral different articles of furni
ture, including kitchen tables,
sewing tables, clothes racks and
a few others. A supply of the
different, articles was made up,
but theso have found such 'a
ready sale that they are now all
gone, and the factory must re
stocky Having found a demand
for tho nrtlcles, thc mill expects
to put In machines for some of
tho processes now done by hand,
and thus make possible a reduc
tion in tho price of the article.
EUROPE IS BUYING
LUMBER IN WEST
Aberdeen, Wash., Sept. 28.--Between
7130,000 aiid 1,000,000
feet of lumbor hns been shipped
from Grays Harbor to Europe
during each of . tho past three
Tho shipments are mostly of
spruce and a part of this is be
lieved to bo used for aeroplanes
by the allies.
Tho shipments aro generally
mado to Now York, Boston or
Philadelphia, from which places
they aro dispatched In steamers.
The monthly shipments aro car
ried, across tho continent In
from 20 to 3p cars.
Sprdce Is regarded as the best
aeroplane material, duo to Its
.lightness and extreme tough
ness, England ls one of thc
Grays Harbor lumbermen
generally aro of. the oplhlpn that
conditions nro, bettor than thoy
have beon recently. This Is at
tributed largely to the fact that
farmers aro now doing their
usual heavy fall buying. No bet
tor conditions nro expected in
tho Immediate future.
Tho Forest. Ser.Yi.Qe ha in, Ore- '
gon and Washington, it total of
40G2 miles of telephone and '4028.;
miles' of trail. Theso nro'i'prl
irily fov.'usu ln"fli-(i 'sifypVes
slon'. . ' ' ' '
OF THE BHUBE AT
Actln? under aulhorlty of the
tho con8tructIon of thc brI(lg0
a yca! Heavy lumber nnd
Snivel trucks, and the automo-
jbllo stages, were proving a very
Ilaullng of loam began yes-
tcrday afternoon, and the ap-lots.
proaches proper will be finished ; - "
In three days. Another day will cadamlzed surface Is spread,
be required if the wings also arc Nino men and five teams are
filled In. The earth Is being on tho work today, and three
taken from the Kepner lot at more teams are expected to
Flfth and B streets, and if that morrow.
Is not sufficient, more will be se
cured from Mr.Kepner's lot at
Fttth and A streets, where he
hopes soon to be able to erect a
Water will bo used to make
the filled In portion settle, and
It may be left subject to trade
for -a. short time before the ma-
Seventeenth Annual Reunion of the. Lane County
Veterans' Association at Springfield, Ore
gon, Thursday and Friday, Oct 78.-
, October 7 First Day
10.00 a. m. Registration begins, continuing all
7:30 p m. Campfire, at old Garage building,
. with the following program:
Song, "Star Spangled Banner."
Invocation ..Rev. J. T. Moore
Address of Welcome ..... Mayor C. L. Scott
Response Comrade J. F. Beyteln
Address Rev. W. S. Gilbert
Chaplain, Third Regiment, O. N. G.
Solo Mrs. Moore
October 8 Second Day
,10:30 n. m. Election of officers and business ses
sion. 12:00 noon Picnic dinner.
2:00 p. m. Public parade, participated in by all
veterans, auxiliary organizations
and school children.
2:30 p. m. At the garage.
Solo Mrs. A. M. Spangler
Exercises by school children.
Address Rev. A. M. Spangler
7:30 p. m, Program at garage.
Song .... Mrs, Richmond, and Miss Gilbert
Select reading - Miss Busch
Recitation , Ralph Dansfield-
Address Rev. E. C. Wlgmore
The old soldiers roquoat thnt business houses and resi
dences bo decorated with the national colors
during tho time of this ro-unlon. v
r i -
Beaver-Herndon Hardware Company
Two Days Given
to Clean up Town
Fall Clean-up Days arc here.
By order of the council health
committee, the city marshal will
have wagons in service tomor
row and Saturday to remove
any debris that may be placed
for them. Marshal Staniger re
quests' that all material to bo
removed be put in boxes or bar
rels so that it can be loaded
quickly Into the wagons. There
is so much territory to cover
that the wagon men do not have
time to shovel up scattered ma
terial. Receptacles with refuse
matter should be placed on the
alleys, at the back of the inside
lots, and at the alley Intersec-
tlon with the street for corner
Frank Powers, who has
charge of the bridge work, has
Just completed the spreading of
approximately 400 yards of
crushed rock on thc streets of
thc town. Nearly half of this
amourit has been used on east
Main Street, from the end of the
navement at Tenth street, to the
LOOK INTO THE PAINT
nudstion and vou!lb find
. there!s a lot ofdlftovr.enc&
between tne pamc :we nan
die, and other inferior
. grades. Our palnt does not
crack or peal wheji subject
. to severe weather condl-
IV A I Tl t nn fo I
IIUIID. lb JB UIU IHUOl DttUD-
factory kind tq ubo, for It
protects whatever It covers.
This has been -proven by
lest. Try It yourself.
city limits. The rest has been
Used on Mfll, Third, Seventh, B
and E streets. ,
FOREST SERVICE MAPS
FOR SCHOOLS OF COUNTY
County School Superintend
ent E. J. Moore has received
from the state board of forestry
a quantity of maps of the state
for distribution In the schools of
lane county, and tbey can be
had whenever a director and the
clerk of a district call at the su
The maps' are G by 7 ft. In size
and show all forest lands of the
stater Including burnt-over and
re-forested areas; all postofficcs,
roads and railroads.
CITY ATTORNEY BOWER
ON WAY HOME FROM EAST tllis year means fcoVfembeT 2- .
i At this time there will be
Word has been received fromielected one mayor, two council-
City Attorney J. H. Bower, who !
has been on an extended trip to jyears eacb' and one recorder
the cast, that he will be home on and one treasurer, each for a
Saturday night of this week. He j term of one year
made a trip to his farm In Ne- There ls to be voted on also
braska, and visited for a fewthe ordinance requiring an oc
days with his sister, Miss Fran-!cuPati-on tax of 5 cents a round
ces Bower, at the normal school trip from every auto line carry-
' t L 1
at Flagstaff. Arizona. He Is now
at San Francisco visiting the ex
Today Last Day
To Pay Taxes
Today, September 30, is the
last day to pay taxes for the
year without Incurring a pen
alty of ten per cent. That Is, If
hair the taxes were paid in the
springthe penalty will be add
ed tomorrow on thbeviTe1fri
quent on the last half of the
year's taxes. If none of the tax
has been paid, the penalty was
added a month ago, and the' to
tal has been drawing 12 per cent
interest since that time.
WALTERVILLE PLANS RALLY
Basket Dinner to be Served at
Noon and Literary and Mus
ical Program to be Given
Sunday will be rally day with
Walterville Sunday school, and
an all day meeting will be held
witn a. basket dinner at noon, i
Several of the other schools In
that district have been invited
to participate, including Thurs
ton, Cedar Flat, Deerhorn, Mar
cola, Hayden Bridge and Donna.
The speaker for the day will be
the Reverend Mr. Large, of Eu
gene, and the Reverend Mr.
Workman, of Marcola.
The afternoon session will be
taken up with papers by home
speakers and a short literary and
musical program. The subject
of the papers will be Sunday
APPLES OF UNUSUAL SIZE
Capt. Dodd of Prunevllle
brought to the News office this
week half a dozen apples of the
Black Twig variety, that wtUgh
5 3-4 pounds. They are of a
. . FOREST NOTES i
" Fire fighting' in Oregon, Wash
ington and Alaska, since July 1,
has cost the government $0,
000. Most of the fires were pre
vented from doing any material
damage t6 merchantable timber.
The majority of them' were con
fined to old burns.
An officer of the Forest Serv
ice has designed a portable tele
phono for rangers, which weighs
only two and a half pounds.
Connection may be made any
where along tho line with this
Instrument. Over one hundred
of them will be used in Oregon
and Washington; next year;
Only, .one modern sawmill ls
onornted in tho. Territory, of Ha-
10 BOARDS r
lAMEfl 10 ACT
Provision for the annual town
election was made at a special
meeting of the town council
Monday evening, when an ordin
ance was passed designating the
room at 259 Main street, (the
public library room) as the pol
ling place, and naming two elec
tion boards. The election, ac:
cording to the charter, takes
place on Tuesday after the first
TtiT 1 .
pionaay m wovemoer, wmcn
en' the three to serve two
mg .passengers into or mrougn
Springfield. The ordinance was
passed December 14, 1914, but
was suspended by the filing of
Tho following are designated
as members of the election
First Board Judges, E. ,G,
Metcalf , 0. 3. Kessey and H. Ct
Ethel; clerks, John Edwards and
Second, Board Judges, Frank
Powers, D. S. Jordan, and EL bi.
Kepner; clerks'," George Ohlsen
Last year there were three '
election boards, but they were'
not kept busy all the time, and '
the council accordingly decided
that two boards would be
enough, to hanrdle the situation '
this year. t
The matter of filling the ap
proaches to the brfdge across
the mill race? on Second stree't
was discussed at some length,
and upon motion of Councilman
Fischer was referred to the
Street committee with power to
Councilman Peery reported
that samples of city'water and
water from the well at the High
school had been sent to the Ore
gon Agricultural college for test,
and that the reports showed' ,
them free from contaminations
Councilman Fischer offered'
the following resolution, which
was unanimously adopted:
"Whereas Albert S. Walker, the first
mayor ot Springfield, Oregon, and an
ex-member of tho town council, died
at his homo in Springfield on the 14tlf
day of September, 1915,
Whereas, Albert S. Walker was the
most instrumental in the formation,
of our town government and devoted
more years than any other citizen in
graUtuous public work, often at the
sacrifice of his own business, and was
in every way a capable and honest'
town official, firm in his belief, yet
courteous and considerate of the opinn
ions of others: in the performance of'
hla .duties ever ready and active,
fow therefore, De It ResolyeaThat
the Common Council of Springfield
express-its appreclatlon ot his riaVoMor , U
and work for the public; that In. hip .
death there has been )oat one 'of 'our r
best; citizens. tl--"A i t .-
Be it Itesolvod, That we estend.,to .
tlttf bereaved famUy vour heart-felt '
sympathy, and .-.v- .
Bo it Further nesolvod That a eppy
of these resolutions be spread upon '
tho records. ot the Council, a copy fur?" - &,
nlshed to tho nowspapor of tills, town., (j
PLEASANT HILL HIGH
Union high school No. -I' "at' i
Pleasant Hill opened Monday
with 21 In the freshman class ;jh
and a total enrollment of ,49,
Others are yet to come. The
seating capacity will not accom
modate the school and a rush
order haB been sent for more . ,
seats. Professor and Mrs, Cooper
are beglrmmg theu;,,J;Pr;th year
in the school. , , Miss KoyV is em;