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Continuing tho 8prlngfleld and Lane Oouvrty Stnr, Which Wore Consolidated February 10, 1914
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SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1015
VOL. X(V. NO. f
LEAGUE OFFERS -CANDIDATE
Members of tho flood Clti.cn
Hhlp League met ut tho Baptist
church Tuesday evening ntid ro
orgnnlzed for tho year hy re
electing tho former officers:
President, J. II. Bower; secrc
tury, Dr. W. II. Pollard; trens
uro, Dr. N. W. Emory.
Tho matter of placing a tick
et In tho field for the forthcom
ing city election wau discussed,
mid tho following wore endors
ed: For mayor, Chas. L. Scott;
for councllmcn, two years, J. W.
Collin and J. T. DonaldBon; for
recorder, Herbert 13.. Walker;
for treasurer, Miss Lillian Gor
Anohte meeting will bo held
at the Uaptlst church Friday
evening, October 15, for tho pur
pose circulating formal nomin
ating petitions In circulation.
MILK BULLETIN IS COMING
Stoto Unlvorsity Survoyo Econo
mice of world's MIIk Pro
duction. A bulletin that will show the
economic features of milk and
milk by-products throughout tho
world ,wlll soon be issued by the
State Unlvorsity at Eugene.
Comparative costs between Ore
gon and other great milk pro
ducing regions will bo shown.
Tho purpose will bo to indicate
whether an outsldo market
exists that would justify grcot
expansion of thro dairy industry
in this stale.
The bulletin is expected to
perform the sorvlco for dairy
men that last year's bulletin en
titled "Mnrkets for potatoes" did
for potato growers. Four thou
sand copies of the potatb bulletin
were distributed and a new edi
tion scms necessary.
LAND GRANT IS DISCUSSED
Special Invootigators Horo to
S. W. Williams, an investiga
tor for tho department of justice
and Leonard Underwood, a spec
ial agent of tho department of
the Interior, with headquarters
,in Portland, arrived in Eugeno
Monday morning and will spend
.-m ilnv np turn In I.ntir nnitntv In.
-vcstlgatlng sentiment regarding
disposition of tho Oregon and
California land grant. Similar
.investigations huve been mado
at other points down tho valley
and will bo continued in other
counties in which tho grant
lands are located. They expect
to make ono or two trips out
from hero to vlow some of tho
lands in question.
Their particular purpose is to
learn, tho sentiment of tho peo
ple in tho counties most con
cerned regarding tho disposition
that should bo nmdo of tho grant
lands. Thus far, said Mr. Wil
liams, but ono mamhas been In
terviewed In Oregon who thinks
the lands should bo included In
forest reserves, and but three
mtjn who think they should bo
turned over unroservedly to tho
Both men interviewed a num
ber of Eugene citizens, and at
10 o'clock attended a mooting at
tho Commercial club at which
members of tho special land
grant committee and others
were presont. At this meeting
various plans for tho disposal of
tho grant wore discussed and
strong representations against
Including tho lnndsin tho. forest
reserves wero mado. Most of
those present at the mooting
otrongly fuvorcd a plan, if one
could be dovlscd and carried out,
that would provide for disposal
of tint lauds at their artual value
and glvo to tho counties for pub
lic works the excess over the
RECEPTION TO MR.
AND MRS. CHILDS
Rev. M. P, ChlldB camo to. tho
Prco Methodist church of West
Springfield as pastor after tho
conforenco last May. Ills wife
started on an extended visit to
tho places of their former ac
quaintances in tho cast about
tho same time, and had not met
the congregation hero until this
time. She nrrlved at her new
homo Tuesday evening coming
by tho way of California. Her
husband Joined her at lloscburg,
whore ho had been holding the
district quarterly conference in
placo of tho district older. Tho
anombors .f the congregation
with several neighbors and
friends to the number of 25,
gathered at tho parsonage early
in tho evening, loaded the tabic
with choice eatables of their
own providing nnd all enjoyed a
feast together. It was a happy
homo-coming for Mrs. Chllds
and a pleasant social evening
To Try Again to
Revive Fire Dept.
Half a dozen inciubers of the
Springfield firo department met
at tho city hall Tuesday even
ing to consider the mutter of
re-organizing the local firo de
partment. The subject was dis
cussed ut length and finally It
was decided to appoint a com
mittee to call upon the business
men and ask them to join the
department. The committee
was instructed also to write to
each person whose name Is on
tho roll of members of the lo-
jcal company, and ask that they
attend the meeting next Tuesday
evening, unless they wish to be
dropped, from tho company.
The committee having these
matters in charge consists of
I.T. fl. Million nnd Ilnrrv Kelfor.
HIGH SCHOOL NOTES
The first social event of this
year was In the order of a re
ception given the Freshmen
and !new students by tho old
ones. It was held in the Wood
mens hall, Friday, October 1st.
At tho door each was handed a
card on which ho wns instructed
to get as many names as pos
sible. After this, a prize was of
fered to the class which could
glvo the best stunt nnd yell. Tho
Freshmen's was declared the
best and they wero presented
with a "sliver cup." Later In
tho evening punch and wnfers
wero served after which every
opo loft declaring that he had
had a good time and felt better
acquainted with his fellow stu
dents. The foot ball team of tho
Springfield High school Is out
practicing every night alter
school getting ready for tho
coming game with Junction City
which will ho played horo at
Springfield October 23.
By a vote of tho Student Body
tho High school will support foot'
ball this season.
A number of the girls are
leurnlng to play tennis and aro
practicing everyNiight In antici
pation of tho loumemont, tho
winner of which' gets , tho fino
rtacquot -presented' by tho busi
ness men of tho city.
(SpccJnl to tho Lano County Nowa)
Wendllng, Ore, Oct. 14.-Par-
I cut-Teachers Association held
their first meeting at the school
house last Friday evening with
a large crowd in attendance. The
business of the evening consist
ed of the election of new officers
adnd tho discussion of many
copies along the line of school
improvement. Committees were
appointed to make arrange
ments for the extension of the
playground, and the equipment
of playground, with additional
'apparatus. Arrangdmcnts are
'also being made for the instal
lment of gas lights fit the school
'house at an early date.
The officers of the Association
are: Mrs. Patterson, president;
Mrs. Mathers, vice-president;
,Mrs. Savage, secretary; Mrs.
. WENDLING NOTES -
Mrs. John Ruche of Wiscon
sin, Is visiting at the home of her
sister, Mrs.Faye Abrama
Mrs. Elmer Miles was an over
night guest at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. J. E. Stout last Monday
Mrs. N. NIelson drove her Stu
debaker car to Junction City
Saturday returning that evening
with her mother-in-law, Mrs.
NIelson nnd son Carl NIelson.
Miss Olive Smith of Spring-
fleld was a week-end guest of
Miss Myrtle Copenhaver. She
returned toSprlngfield 15uhday;
M. A. Barnes, Booth-Kelly
tally-mnn spent Saturday and
Sunday visiting friends in Eu
Mr. Jairrett and wife returned
this week, after a short honey
moon trip to Seattle. They have
already moved into their new
REBEKAHS TO GO TO
Thirty or more members of
the Junnlta lodge of Rebekahs
of Springfield leave at G:30 to
night by motor-bus for1 Cottage
Grove to attend the ineeting of
the order thero, held in honor of
the visit of Mrs. Rose Palmer,
president of the Oregon assem
bly. Those going from here .are Mr.
Mrs. J. E. McKlbben, Mr. and
Mrs. J. E. Stanlger, Mr, and Mrs.
L. E. Durrin, Mr. and Mrs. J.
Earler, Mr. and Mrs. Win. Don-
jaldson, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Korf,
Mr. nnd Mrs. Milton Bally, Mrs.
iLuclna Richardson, Mrs. M. J.
McKlin, Mrs. Al. Montgomery,
Airs. Jessie Newman, Mrs. Stru-
bln, Mrs. Ed. Collins, Mrs. Riley
Snodgrass, Mrs. D. Crouch, Mrs.
Hoover, Mrs. J. II. Brumetto.
Mrs. J. W. Baker, Mrs. Earl
Moore, Mrs. Griffin, Misses Ella
Young and Miss Florence Coflln,
Mrs. Sam Richmond, Mr. and
Mrs, John McKay.
ft . n
Operations at the Natron
gravel pits were resumed today
with the taking to tho pits of the
necessary cars, and the loading
for first runs to the front at tho
.Acme bridge tomorrow. The
JstcaniBhovclman arrived last eve
.ning, together with two train
crews and one engine. Two more
engines are expected tonight.
By the end of the week graveling
operations will be In full swing,
nnd the work will continue .until
the northern portion of tho Coos
bay line Is completed, which will
not be for several months at the
OLIVER JOHNSON GOES
INTO OLD BUSINESS
. A'deul was completed the first
of the week whreby Oliver John
son; formerly in the hardware
and furniture business here,
purchased the interest of Chas.
Walker in the hardware firm of
Wafiter & Holbrook, and the firm
becomes Holbrook and Johnson.
Mr. Johnson has been driving
the B6oth-Kelly lumber truck to
Eugene, and will give up this
work and enter the store just as
soon as a man is secured for his
place. Mr. Holbrook came to
Springfield from Albany several
months ago, and has already
won a high place in the business
life o Springfield.
BOAflD'PUT.UP FOR THE
DISPLAY -OF NOTICES
Byron Smith, clerk In the lo
cal post office, has constructed
a fine signboard which has, been
placed on the wall of the lobby
for the display of official notices
of which the postmaster often
has a number to post. Ronald
Roberts painted the board, and
Postmaster Stewart had a part
in its erection he bossed.
CLIFF LYBARGER SELLS
HIS LUNCH COUNTER
Cliff Lybarger, who opened a
lunch counter here a year or
more ago, this week sold his
business to Mike Edwards of
Fall Creek and will give poses
slon tomorrow, the 15th. Mr.
Lybarger will move to his place
In the Stewart addition, and will
remain there for some time.
PREPARE TO HAVE
A "DRY" SEASON
Portland Will Take Care of La
boring Men After Jan
uary 1st. w r
Portland, Ore., Oct. 13. To
nrovldo a place of resort, after
I the prohibition law goes into ef
fect January 1 next, for laboring
men who now gather in saloons,
,the city today leased a four story
.building and will fit it up at once.
The ordinance providing for
tho Innovation was introduced
by City Commissioner Geo. L
'Baker. ' It was passed unanl-
A TRUTH TO
nnd It doesn't ninko nny differ-
nnrir linw mnnv homes WO UaiU'
mer tho point In tho rapro tho
mnrrliiK OlIlllUv pnlints illl the
time and price, that's readonablo
can go wixix jc amuu jhuih
and largo sales aro our long
vnit Tiint'a linw wn iln It. Hard
ware of class distinctive up to
tno moment just wnai you
want right , when yaiuwant it.
It Bhine's thero is an eloganco
io inn interior ui um oiuid, u
it is. Just hardware.
mously. Under the plan outlln-1
cd by Mr. Baker there will bo '
reading rooms, musical instru-!
ments, a gymnasium, baths and
'a limited number of beds for un
employed men. All of the con
veniences will be free to visitors
except the beds. Men who sleep
at tho resort will be required to
; worn, um iuu jiriuu ui uie ucus.
i ' -4
iaamt Mrturv DAicirrt
FOR HARRISBURG BRIDGE
A delegation of Harrisburg
men were in Springfield Tues -
day circulating a petition asking .siueraoie, to Keep tne animals.
Lane county's court to stand I A communication announcing
jhalf the expense of building a'that the Springfield library had
bridge across the Wilamette at;been made a depository for all
Harrisburg next year. The petl- 8tate sports, was referred to
! tions were freely signed by our Councilman Peery, who is also
.business men and the residents ;a member of the libray board.
generally. The Harrisburg men
felt highly elated over the re -
ception given them and the gen -
eral feeling expressed here
oring the early building of the
Following' are the names of
those composing the party: A.iumson' wno nas removeu irom
J. Hill, Thos. W. Soromerville.
Att'y. J. L. Norwood, M. Hawk
and M. D. Morgan.
L erilS Ol" the Deep,
A Mr. Henderson, formerly a
resident of Camp Creek, and a
friend of the E. E, Brattain fam
ily, arrived home from Madagas
car Monday, after a trip of four
months on the way. Their ship,
the Pretorian, barely escaped
being .torpedoed on Jthe, jway
across the Atlantic, and's-run
into in a fog.and the prow bent
back double. The ship linlped
into Quebec with a decided
list, and with the masts splinter
ed by a bolt of lightning.
S. P. INSPECTORS FIND
OREGON LINE WELL KEPT
At End of Trip .Over Entire Sys
tem Cards Turned In and
Gold Medals Awarded.
Engineers of various divisions
of the Southern Pacific company
spent Tuesday night in Eugene
on their annual trip of Inspec
tion of the lines in Oregon. .The
engineers are being piloted over
the Portland division, which in
cludes all of the company's lines
in Oregon, by F. M. Siefer, en
gineer of the Portland division.
The other members of the party
are J. Q. Barlow, assistant chief
engineer of the company; R. M.
Drake, assistant chief engineer
and chief of maintenance of
way; W. H. Kirkbride, engineer
of the Sacramento division; D.
A. Porter, engineer of the west
ern division; Otis Weeks, engin
eer of the Salt Lake division,
and C. A.Wester, engineer of the
This inspection trip covers an
itinerary of over 8,000 miles.
The engineers inspect each de
pot, each section, each pumping
plant and each roadmaster's dis
trict. Each one of the engineers
makes a separate inspection of
these properties and each makes
his own markings, which at the
end of the trip are turned in and
the station, the section, the
numnlnc plant and the roatl-
master's division In each engin
eer's division showing the high
est rating will bo given a gold
Pacific Telephone &. Tele
graph Co., announces opening of
line botween Eugene and Flor
ence. . .
The Nashville and Toledo
creameries have distributed over
$10,000 each to "the farmers of
that section the past year,
The town council, at Its rcgu-
1 night, amended the ordinance'
(governing the keeping jof swine
m tlU5 y mimB UL P"S"u
iand will now allow persons liv-
iS in the suburbs, where the
;t,,stance between houses is con-
Lae Clty treasurer was given
iauthority to 'take up out-stand-:
,nS warrants with funds, on
I; D- Larimer was appointed
; a member of one of the election
j boards to take the place of Geo.
The salaries paid some of the
officers were discussed, but no
taction was taken. s
( Members of the civil govern
ment class of the high school
'attended the meeting to observe
the processes of town govern
ment in actual operation.
Articles of Oregon, California
and Eeastern Filed at
Salem, Ore., Oct. 13. Articles"
of incorporation were filed today
railway, surveys for -' :
wliich have been made by Robert-
E. Strahorn. The declaration of
purpose proposes a line from
Bend, Crook county, to Lake
view, Lake county with branch
lines running from a point at or
near Silver Lake, Lake county,
to Kirk, Klamath county; from
Millican, Crook county, to Ar-
den, Harney county, and from a
point to be determined to the
Warner valley. The Oregon
office is at Portland, and the
main office at. Carson City? Nev.
The capitalization is $100,000. P.
B. Ellis is president, L. S. Ellis
vice-president and William Mul
ler, secretary and treasurer.
According to a recent compil
ation of the Department of Agri
culture, approximately JL9u0
000 acres represents the total
land area of tnesUnited States.
h i. -Hi . o-n nnn nnn
ui mis area auuui oo,uuu,uuu
acres of 46 per cent of.the total,
is in farms. Only a little over .
half of this farm land is improv
ed. Of the total land area of Ore
gon, 61,188,000 acres. 19 per
cent or 11,685,000 acres is in
farms. Of this farm land ap
proximately 4,275,00 acres is im
proved farm land, which is 7.
per cent of the total.
In Washington the total land ,
area is estimated to be 41,775,
00 acres, ofwhiph 27 per cent, 'or.
11,721.000 acres is in farms. Ap
proximately 6,373,00 acres of
this, farm land Is improved,
which is 15 per cent of the total.
.In 190G. the first law was pass
ed giving the several states a
share In- the National Forest in
come,. The first alloment made
to Oregon under this law: was
$7,585.; the last fiscal year gave (
Oreaon.iS69.545 -as its share- of
this Income. Washington's first
allotment under this lawJn 1906
was $1,923, while the State's
share at the end' of the last fis
cal year 'was $02,423.