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Continuing tho Springfield Nofws nnd Lnno County Star, Which Wero Consolidated Fobruary 10, 1914.
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SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, OCTOBER, 21 1915.
VOL. XIV. NO.&-
JL JL JLJLJr
RELIEVED BY FEW
A enr ahortngo which has
boon .limiting itself felt to tho
Booth-Kelly Lumber company
for tho pnst month or moro, nnd
which becamo acute last week
when no cars lit all wero re
ceived at tho Springfield mill in
three days, and but thrco for the
Wondllng mill, waB rollcved to
n degrco by tho receipt of be
tweoi) .4.0. and CO cam since
Monday. With the receipt of
tlioHo cam, loading operations
wero continued into the night
both Tucflday and Wednesday
The car shortage, according
tOjU. L. Lewis, sales manager of
tlio. company, is due to demands'
on other portions of the South
'Since the dissolving of tho
oldHarriman systciu," says Mr.
iwis,, ; tui. aoutnern rapine
uafj not beou; able to drawon
the Union Pacific, tho O.-W. R.
& 8. and Oregon, Short jJno foj.
cars as it formerly did. usitiR tho
Dy&TO, JftFIt .tottt jbhwC return; ;to,
thojwflers by,tho shortest; routeJtforney'J. 4 XiBower-anabV:
line's territory. T.h4tmeati3 that
Insleaof te long, o.n b,y yfay
oft Rosc,yIlJc, If wo.'are spplicq.
wun iiort une.,or y,-y,, n, ,
N. cars. Tho railroad company,
therefore, is trying, ne far as
passible, tpsupj)ly:,Ncar of Its
own, but Tvo are pretty near ,the
end of" the line, aud'thc demand
for cars for southbound'shlp
ments exceeds the number of
loads coming Mn and. tho rall
rond, accordingly, has to haul
the empty car this Vay.
"When the situation became'
acute, wo appealed ' direct , to
President Sproule, and he Bald,'
'Get the cars
Another reason for tho short-
age or cars on tne raciuc coast
is undoubtedly the .Panama,, ca
nal, for that waterway has re
duced materially the bulk of
rail freight hauled westward.
The temporary closing of the,
canal' will cause alV ChHbthias
goods, fpr 1t,hVcpaj?t. tovh? fi&M
ped by ral,.as there Is, np. time 1
for tne trip oy VaPv, oni, ana
the supply of cn(py .cars on the
coast will accordingly be In
creased." , ,
Mr. Lewis aso dcussed
briefly the ngitation by some of
tho mills in Portland over tho
now Southern Pacific rate of
17 1-2 cents per t Tmndrcd on
luiiiber for tlio1 northern Cali
fornia points, as compared with
tho 21 1-2 cent rate from Port
land to these same points. Mr.
Lewis indicated that tho appar
ent discrimination Jn making
tho lower rate apply practically
to tlio city limits of Portland' Is
not real, for thero are no ship
ping mills within forty or fifty
miles of Portland from the
south, nor are thord likely over
to bo mills established in this
Portland lumbermen, Mr.
Lewis explained, have tho nat
ural advantage of water trans
portation, but at this very time
they, are protesting new east
bound rates which take away
tho preferential rato which thoy
havo enjoyed over the Valley
mills Into the eastern Oregon
and bou thorn Idaho territory,
"Wo nro perfectly willing that i
tho complaint of these Portland
mills should go to tho Inter
state Commerce commission,"
said Mr, Lewis, "for wo feel that
under tho stablishcd .policy of
tho Commission wo will bo pro
tected in tho small territory
that wo can best servo.
KNEW INDIANWHO DIED
AT AGE OF 118 YEARS
Dr. J. B. Richmond was parti-
culnrly Interested In a dispatch
in tho Monday newspapers tell-
lug of tho death at Hart. Mir.hi -
gnu, of George Shag Na-IJy, an
incuan, wno cinimeu to no lm
years of ago. Dr. Richmond,
llved formerly at Hart, and had
seen me ngcu mojan many a
time. The dispatch stated also
that neighbors of tho old Indian
declared he professed to recall
Clearly events happening nearly
a century ago.
Two arguments supporting
the "Jitney ordinance" to bo on
the, ballot. November 2. have
hco'iy riled -w.lih the pltyrc,cprjcr
and will be printed, togetiier
with ordinance and will bo dis
tributed.. Xhb voters of the
(own, aa tne law directs. The
arguments are written- by' City
CoundliinCarl picker, The
to' ne,ncg(ive g$ieds bik
to leave the Issue-to the people.
STAT:E'.TXX ;t:EVife ISJJOX
L wyay 'TO E:.H I GHER
NEXT YEAR THAN IN 1915
Sa'lem, Qc tQct. .20. Air.
though, heretofore legfslafly.e
sessions hnve been followed
with a hljjh tax levythc present
Indications arc that the state
levy for next year will nbt ex
ceed that for this year $3,112,
000 as under a law passed in
1913, the state tax commission
was ..enablqd to anticipate the
appropriations of the last legis
lature, and- distribute thorn be
tween the 'present and thti corii-
ln ytar. Thd valuation Mr 'the
prcsorit year wds1 $5)32,413,680,
and the rate 3.34 mills'.
Under the law tho .State tax
conumssion must niake, the
state; .levy In. Decenibpr,. and; un
til then it wlll.be impossible to
determine what the exij6t levy
will, be, but tho commissfoon Id
satisfied that it will not, bo great
er than that of this year, and it
is barely possible that It may bo
slightly less. The commission
is now engaged in fixing the val
uation on the properties held by
tho public servlco corporations,
and .tho county, ratios. This
work, it is estimated, "will' be
completed within a month from
now, and the commission will
then bo In a position to deter
mine the levy. Last year the
levy was not announced until
tho latter part of December.
Following the legislative ses
sion of 1913 the state levy for
1914 was $4,105,000, whllo that
for 1913 was only' -$1,122,000.
When tho levy for 1913 was fix
ed tho commission was unahlo
under tho law to anticipate the
legislative itpproprlations of tho
seBsioii'of that year and con so
quently had to cover all of tho
levy for 1914, making it 'unusu
Rlcht of wav deeds are all so-
cured for SutherJIn railroad and
it Ib announced work will start
at -once on tho grade for tho
Sutherlin Coos Hay and Eastern.
Former Springfield Citizen
Wounded in European War
M. L. Franco yesterday re
ceived a very Interesting letter
from J. A. Glen, who was tele-
graph oporator at tho local ,S.
p, station for a year or more,
until last August. Sinco then ho
jmB bcen wounded, and is now
a lieutenant In Canadian rfrmy.
nig iettcr- tCijne of his ex-
periences since leaving Spring-
flCiUi j8 as follows:
' Toronto, Out., Oct. 14, 1915
lo pconlc "
This Is going to be somewhat
ol an experiment as. It Is over a
year since.I have bcen in Canada
and J 'have lost track .of nearly
everyone I havo known btt will
address this, note to you at
Springfield and it may happen to
got yo.u if you ha,vn't. moved.
Jusj. a. rqugh, outline of my
whereabouts since I say; you
ppoplo last may be of some in
toreati , ,., ,
After leaving Springfprd,cmo
east as fataa.Chlcagg.tberL.up,
Id Wijj(nipej5;d,are .hen.
tne war oroKe out. jsnus.tea with
tho Canaiangiji an&waa,
given a commission with, the
Signal Crna8a.jljng fp England
last Oijtob.c&w.Itb.Jhe.ls ("Jaaadj
lan iuxpcoiuonary t'orce about
3Q,0i troops alltpld Inclqdlng
artVllery and' eVtlfhingneces
siryj A fleet pt 21 pegan liners,
carried us across and we wero
convoyed by, eight crulsfirsiand,a.
dozen or so destroyers and mo
squltp craft., Quito a mob and
quite a sight I can assure you, j
Wont into training at. Salis
bury Plain and left for the front
in .March, being in England
abou( four months.
do a devil of a lot of serious
Casq in France then was gradu
ally worked forward through the
second and third llnesuntil we,
occupied the lire trenches on the
front Could sit and write for
several hours of tho conditions
there and can remember every
day almost as it happened along.,
When conditions are . drjyen
home accompanied by ear-splitting!
shell and machine gun Are
with an occasional bnrst pfrjlio;
lire tnat would take your breath
away, alnjost. You don't.do very J
much forgetting, ,In fact,, you
do VdeviLof. a'lott of . s'eriousAtwo then-Justnas-soon-ns-I was
WHy SKbMa This Be?
Many Springfield people are to be seen in Eugene on
public market days, buying supplies from the farmers there.
Many farmers living east and north of Springfield are of
fering their wares in the Eugene Public market.
Why the necessity for Springfield farmers and Springfield
consumers to go to Eugene to make a trade?
Producers In the ylclnlty of Springfield have a right to
look to Springfield for a market for their products. .Why
should it bo necessary to travel six miles at an expense of
ten to twenty cents apiece to establish this exchange of mon
ey and commodities? Can not some plan be evolved to elimin
ate this waste of effort? Or, perchance, Is Springfield just a
dead little suburb?
Beaver-Herndh Hardware Company
thinking If you never did -before
In your life.
' During March and April we
had very heavy rains and tho
trenches were flooded. Everyone
2 ! ;?d r dayS f f t mc
- ? 'aybe the
2ff SSf 5, g?d 10
inc. Went through the advance
Pf i. I?U!?Ut r
(churned with never answered the
roll call that night.
There is nothing very roman
tic about fighting today I can
ten? you. You are down, in the
trenches all the time living In J
aug-outs ujee a bunch of cqd
gera.. Show the peak of your
cijff above the sand;-bag parapet
ahii plhg ybuhavq a neat little
hole drilled through; it. Jt ip th(?
shell-fire that" gets your 'qp
tfi'otiga. I have seen shejt-hoies
in Jhe ground made by' the larger
caMbre artillery 'thit you. could
pur the best part of the deipoT
v.. - t. ...
iaeru into amie conuorcaDiv.
You'cah near them coming")
pwiniy auove eyerytninK
and a most ungoBly 'stream'
have. . Everyone' ducks
heads or flops down, ia miss the
spiiniera u iney gei a cnai
they don't It isn't necessary,
... r'll . a.
only.occasional spasms until the!
first week in Maywhen the
wafk occurred. Our light; fleld
artillery had just cleared the
barb-wire entanglemants from
the German trenches and in the
middle .of ,the most damnable
row you ever imagined the ad
vance was ordered. The infantry
had just cleared the parapets
and of course I was up to see
the excitement too. The next
thing I remember there was one
devil of a crash and it just felt
.as though someone, had put a
.red. hot iron through my shoul
der. I felt myself fall backwards
Into the. trench but didn't re
jmember anything else until, I
came to in the dressing station
to the rar of the lines, They
took six or, ,seven pieces pf
shrapnel out of me and then was
sent to. the Case .hospital.. Can't
remember much for a week or
ECONOMY IN PAINT
A careful moment's
thought-will convince you
of tho advantages of our
paint over inferior kinds,
It will cover more space in
a day's work and coyer It
better than any other, No
course grit or sediment and
no waste. Put up in handi
est packages for your convenience.
able to be moved was shipped to
England to the Canadian Hos
pital No. 2 at Shorncllffe. Was
there until June 27th then went
to my uncle's at Scarboro and
while there obtained two months
leave of absence, so that Is how
It happens I am back again to
Had a card from tho brother
younger than I who Is with the
;,,, rntrt .,.t
Itiflers. He has been at the front
date Anothcr brothcr ,g wRh
thc R A M O at the Dardanelles
iu wh arts latny wen represenieu
Am 8a,,InS trom Montreal or
Quebec some time next week.
You might drop me a line and
give me the news of everyone
.Have transferred to the Royal
Naval Air Service ah4 will be
four months at. Hendon or
Brooklands on arrival in Eng
Ope, jot. the most exciting
imngs i nave ever seen. was a
tyfcfft8 lhm nUnW rHi'MM
macbinfis,manauverine for 'fflTOf 'itSt
they jJBtwJUnto. the baSef and
their." w0iTjevO,,K. iAafA tai tirM'Ui2
.Keraemoer jia. ,to. m, the. tYsK Ar v rrzs&
.uffoi" -wa.aro tnrnntn tn hap n . . . . " -u--i'jri
m&i jtJmM2ti&tV& army throughdufthe war,
I"" mfJ": r.V ..aPiMnr t&ftbSKlS?6f
.Must go. Kind regijos.p you
K. GLEN. Llent.
v . Gen..peL
Trout the ChiSf
JJlSh at IJanqUet
Frle.il trout wfll be the cldet,
dish of the, menuto. be. served,
at, the. banquet ftheBusies
Men's cluh tomorrow e
to g(ve tie principal address '.on
wnen Jjuig . vyiiuanx woiyig ia
the railroad land grant case.
Welby , Stevens, .Jesse Seayey
B. .A. Washburn and E. E. Kep
ner made a trip-up the McKen
zie yesterday and after an after
noon's fishing secured enough
and to spare for the banquet.
TO RALLIY NEXT SUNDAY
The Christian Endeavor socle-
ty of the Christian church will
hold a rally meeting at 6:30 pf
m Sunday, October 25. Ted
Leavltt, state field worker and
corresponding secretary, will at
tend the meeting and will talk
on the state work for the year.
Kendall Burke of the E. B. U.
will talk on "Social Life," and
A. L. Webb, also of the Bible
university, will talk on "Efficien
cy." Ted inters will speak on.
"The Out-and-Out Life for
Christ." There will be special
music, and the invitation to at
tend is extended to all.
Of the 1913 lumber cut, over
thirty billion feet of the tptal
were trom conuerous wooas,
20 per cent of which was sup
plied by the States of Oregon
Enough paving, blocks were
treated by the wood preserving
plants In the United States. durr
inc 1913 and 1914 to surface
feet wide and
it h. mm,
CALLED BY DEATH-
Henry H. Smltson, for thirty
years a resident, of Lane. county,
and for 13 consecutive yearsthe
town marshal, died at his. homo
here at 2:30 Wednesday morn
ing, October 20,,19l5, lacking
but a few days of being 71 yars
of age. The funeral serjfees
will be held at the family homej
Second and B streets, at 2:30
o'clock Friday afternoon, ah'd'in-.
terment will, be made in the
Laurel Groye cemetery
. Mr. Smltson Is survjved byj3jx
children, Mrs. EfllVMcCaullpyjof
Oakdale, California; ris?'jerg
lie Skeek of.SodavlUe; Mrs. 'Et-
AItPoha, and the t
AltPbhafahd' the Atlanta' cam-
Y&ml anST-he toolP pari InfiU
grea: revfew of ther armjr in
Washington 'fifty years ag67
He7 was'mdstered "out '-of" the'.
army in 186S a St WulMo.
and !he" worked at'his trade rasva
stone mason there for' severa?
years, ahd.ln J875 came to the
coast, locatirig first in Portland,
and later coming to Springfleldy
He engaged in the lumber, Jgusi-
ness jor years gnu laiejmr-.
chased a,.farm, etweenSprjnjg-
field , and Goshen. For ten years,;
up .until a few. years ago; he at-
tended to this farm.
Permanent Or'alnlzaifori ot New
Portland, Ore., Oct. 16,-
manent prganlzatioii'of the Ore
gon.Californla and "Eastern Rail
way i company, the plans of
which' contemplate the construc
tion of rail lines through central
Oregon(to connect with existing
lines touching the borders of the
vast undeveloped region and "to
open new through routes to San
Francisco and .Nevada, was
effected today by election of
Robert E. Strahorn, Jos. G. Wil
son and W. E. Bond as directors.
This was following preliminary
organization of the company un
der the laws of Nevada. The
directors elected Mr. Strahorn
president, Mr. Wilson secretary
and Mr. Bond treasurer.
Mrs. Hannah Hill, libralan of
the Springfield library, is circu
lating a petition today asking
that her name, be put on the bal
lot as a candidate for city treas
urer, to be voted upon by the
people of Springfield at the city
It is estimated that tho clover"
seed crop of Linn county will
a irancnise is uniy ubuuu iuj
to esabllsh another
i. i.8-11. At tne are, oi lvrne
uiuiea . juices