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Continuing the Springfield Newt and Lane County ttar, Which Were Consolidated. February 10, 1914.
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SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, MONDAY, JANUARY 3, 1916.
, VOL XV?tiQ?97?
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I9I5 PROVES 10 HAVE BEEN A
BUSY YEAR FOR SPR
(Compiled from the flle of tho Lane
county Nowi by Rov. H. c, etheil.)
Jan. 1. Robort Bowlaby, well
hhown resident of Eugene,
on Main Btr6ot, and died Boon
J. J. Bryan bought Bell The
atre from Wnllaoo Potter.
Jan. 7. J. B. "WoiiB sold the
West Springfield grocery to Mrs.
MIbb Anna Rutlodgo, now in-
atructor In Domestic Science In bumo, wholesale dcalora In cur-
nubile Bchoola, takes up work, led pork products, arranging to
1 t.. n utitUr'hmm n rntnii nmritnt.
i.nmrhf. Hltii for now 3)UudhiK.
comer of Fifth and Main. fund silo, at Prunovlllo, dcatroy
A lodge of Reapers of America cd by lire, caused by the upset
the parent lodge of a new order, ting of Ids lantern,
founded In Sprlngflold. I Mr8( Amlnta Abeenc, a long-
E. E. Morrison sow naruwarq
utore to M. C. Bresslor &. Son, of
City Council passed an ordin
ance restraining dogB, to pro
tect tho publuic from rabies.
Jan. 18. Lawrence stnoesv
ged 13, son of former Mayor
Wclby StevoiiB, enmumg over
tho upper works of tho street
ear bridgo In piny with two com-
panlons, touched a high voltago
wire, fell Into tho river and was
Auditors report shows expons-
cs of Springfield city govern-
mont part about $1000 monthly,
Two Springfield High school
teams won debates: at home,
against Eugene; and at Croswell
Jan. 21. Fire, prouauiy incen-
diary, destroyed tho F. A. Perln
i ii. . m a f 1
. Mnk.'tCu Union revival aer
,.svicw -wiN-emmeneed in the:
garage building, comer of Mill
and Main; J. Bruce Evans, of
Long Boach, Calif., evangelist In
clmrgo; Harold Humbert, of Eu
gene, Bong leader.
Feb.l. Springfield Planing
mill begins tho manufacture of
Tho S. P. company commenc
ed tho macadamizing of Seventh
street from Main street to the
Rov. N. J. Harblt, aged 53, for
25 years a minster of tho M. E.
church and formerly pastor of
tho church here, died at His cd In the McKcnzlo river Satur
honie hero, of nrterlo-sclerosis. (day. Tronson's body recovered
He had been afflicted for years. Monday. ,
Funeral in tho local church by j Tlio Willahiette Valley Editor
Rev. J. T. Abbott, District Super- ial Association met here.
Intendont and other ministers. April 29. Leonard Ltipley, fdr
Feb. 15. Bruce Evans revival several years a contractor and
meetings closed Very success- builder here, for a short time
ful. : 'past In California, bought nilll
West Springfield school stau- at Jasper,
dardlzed. . May 3. Lcston Craighead,
Society of Pennsylvanlan& or- aged 17, living near Springfield
gaiilzcd. Mrs. LUcy Crannier Junction, boating with two corn
was tho chief promoter, panlons, was drowned. The
Long & Cross about to begin body was recovered next day by
the erection of a cpneroto build- the use of a floating dummy,
ing for the Springfield creamery, j Harold Hayden. aged 10, son
Chas. Barkman manager. i0f Mr. and Mrs. Curtis TIaydon,
Fob. 22, Rural mall carriors died of stomach trouble. The
of Lane, Linn and Benton eoun- funeral attracted unusual attcu
tlea niet here today. . Itlon because of the recent vlo-
Blg rally of school patrons
and teachers at Lincoln school
building. Notnlilo address by
Ransom Miner, purchased .in
terest o'f F, J. Moslor In grocery
firm of Mpslor and Major.
A, F. afid A. "M. gave a ban
quet "6n tlils date, t .
March, i. uov. u. v misen
t monger, pastor of Baptist churph
JIUDL IUW 11IUI1L11D, IcaigMUU
to return to Pennsylvania.
. Tho talk abput rahies In JJ3ast
fWh urog'on reminds Tliurman
RlKgEl.tl,iat,ho hfts aJmadstono."
March 11., An addition to the
Methodist church ordered by
trustees, and work commenced.
March 15. Old logs In Booth
Kelly mill pond used up, and
shipment of logs from Wendling
. Rally of Woodmen of tho
World of eastern Lano attended
March 18. Mayor C. L. Scott
received, patonts op two dlvlces
for the tran smlsslpn. of ppwor,
E. H. Denton brought In a hog
that Weighed, dressed 458 lbB,-
March 29. John H. Innls, for
mer mayor of Springfield, diet? at
Mrs. h.t. Frsnci), of. the
Blon.donartmeiit of tho O.
on' "The School aB a
Jnspor, aged 81.
I April C. Fred Watlco sold hlfi
I 1 . -WWII It. .
i meat maruct to unnsi wuicn-
bach and Bert Nlckum.
Tho Brattaln Land Co. let nibcautlfully observed, with pro
contract to Ole Bolclm and Co. gram at Grand Army hall. Geo.
fqr, half a, mile of concrete side- Ketchum and W. M. Lewis mem
walk In front of their property hers of tho Post, had died during
on,Eaot Main street, tho year.
pearly lop teachers of East-J Dr, James W, Ford of Eugene,
orn Lane county met In Institute preached the baccalaureate ser
in Lincoln school building. mon to a High school graduat-
Anrll 5. Swarta & Wash- 'Ing class of 10.
Anrll VI. Ieano Cllno's barn
Umo rodent of this vicinity,
died aged GO.
April 15. B. F. Hendricks, a
pioneer of Lano county for many
years a resldont of Sprlnglleld,
died In Eugene, aged 70.
L. B. Young, aged 83, a nativo
.of sout Carolina, for many
'years a reflldont of this vicinity,
dcd at the home of his sonlra
T. young, in Springfield,
j jilss Myrtle Copenhaver, tor
two years a teacher at West
Springfield, was elected principal
0( the Wendling schools,
April 19. J. Bruce Evans, tho
evangelist who conducted the
great unon nicotlngs last winter,
waB tendered a reception by 150
L. E. Flcgal sold his Interest
in the nlumblnir business to His
partner, W. N,' Long and J. E,
Cross of Eugene, came into the
mi In lilo alaail -
ina uuvuiupuieui, league, at
a banquet, launched a boom for
the promotion of the use of
- L. A, Bass, teller at tho Frst
National Dank, resigned to en
gage In similar work elsewhere.
April 2G. F. E. Sly and four
Sunday Bchool children riding
in fais nutoj were killed near
Croswell by collision with -a
train at a crossing near Mr. Sly's
honic , '
Hagbert TrOnson kand Charles
uoie, uoin . connecicu wun
'Springfield people, were drown
Jem death of two boys near his
A sugar beet factory has been
talked up for several weeks.
Interesting May Day exercises
at the public schools.
M.ay C. The assistant state
superintendent and, tho county
sU'perintondont,,on a visit of in
spection, found tho local schools
up to standard in nearly very
detail. ., . ,
Paul Scott and Miss Lola Barr
University students from Sprlng-
field narrowly escaped drown
ihg frmo the hpsottlng' of their
canqe in the Eugono race.
May 10. J. J. Brownlnc "ro-
turned from California arid again
toon up tne, real estate ousiness
this tlmo with E. E. Morrison.
May 13. Joseph C. ParalqW.
a civil war veteran over 90, died
The WillahiottQ Paclflc to be
gin hauling gravel from tho pit
near Natron soon.
Tho Springfield and West
Sprlngflold schools won many
prizes at tho schoQl'falr in Eu
gene. May 20, Three gypsy women
hold up an old gentleman near
llio river bridgo, and robbed him
of $15, Ofllcors compelled them
to give It up,
Wm. McBco, helping a travel
er to oxtrlcato JiIb outomoblle
from tho mud, was run down
and severely injured when the
May 24. A. G. Bpcscn, a na
tlvo of Denmark, died at h'f)
homo hor0 on his 47th birthday.
May 31. Springfield Mer
chants' Association "formed to
Improve trade relations with
May 30. Decoration my
JUne 7. Win. G. Hill, trimmer
.tender at the sawmill, slipped in
i front of tho saw and was soverc-
ey cut, but narrowly escaped
death by tho quickness of a fel
Supt. Kirk and wife entertain
ed the High school graduates
June 10. J. L. Malosh traded
his homo h6ro for a farm near
Bend, and will move there.
Revival Meetings Being Held at the
M. E. Church Rev- T. L. Jones
Yesterdav morrilmr at the 11
o'clock services the Rev. T. L.
Jones began revival services at
the Methodist church.
Sixty-two years ago Mr,
Jones' father settled just west
of the present town of Creswell,
and at hat time with his father
In 1871 lie entered the minis
try of the M. E. church and has
been wholly engaged in tie
work since, that time. During
these years ho has preached in
nearly every neighborhood from
Portland to tho California line.
He has a record of more than
6000 persons Who have been
converted, under his ministry,
and 1000 who have been sanoti-
UBcaver-Herndon Hardware Company
In INI 111 II I IIWMM j II I Hi IH III III
, June 14. H. E. Rice soM his
Interest In hardware store to J.
lit Holbrqok, of Brownsville. f
Rev, M. F. Chllds assumed :
pastorate of Free Methodist
New Coast Fork bridge, near
Goshen will bo built of wood.
June 21. Bannuct of Busi
ness Men's club attended by 100
merchants and farmerB. Judge
Grant B. Demlck was the prin-
I Juno 24. Carl E. Fischer
elected school director, to sue-
fleed Dr. N, W. Pollard.
' Johh II. Knott, of West
Sprlngflold, died at the hospital their building on Main between streets
here of internal cancer, a'gedw, d nd Fourth. occunied bv'reslden
Aline 28. Norkenzle Baptist
Church, northwest Of Springfield
July 1. J. T. Witter, immi
grant of 1852, died here, aged 82.
. Rudratiff Bros, bought Bell
Theatre of J. J. Bryan.
Contract let for macadamlz-
T..i.. k t,.iw TOihnnf'on Camp Creek. The Maln-
ail early Immigrant, long time
resident of this vicinity died at
Ir home at Condon, and was
(Continued on rage 4)
He comes with a ripe, ricli ex
perionco and an absorbing pas
sion to yet add new recruits to
the forces of righteousness.
The sermons of yesterday in-
utcateu tne strength and spirit of
the man. Hear him once and
you wiu oo sure to rouow him
through the series.
Bro. Jones is accompanied by
his wife Who has through the
. r vw mimouj 0 the puDlic. au oi inese.iac
vitally interested and actively tora were responsible for a
co-operative in all his work. .'siirmkaKe in revenue, which
Meetings each evening except
Saturday at 7:30. Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursdy and Friday
irom z unui 0. uext sauuaui
11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.
tho kind that is made to
sell and to last is tho kind
you'll find at this store. Wo
have a complete stock In
whtch you can always find
just what you want aud bo
sure of getting quality ev
ery time. Try us for Hard
ware that wears.
10 W ARE COMPLETED
property were completed last
Friday, by the signing of final,
papers and the acceptance of
. n. 1
By the more, recent deal, AI.
Perkins and J. W. Machen trade
Springfield Bakery and thejgene and 'there were other con
-t'aiace ua owuuus, wseuiur wuu
the slaughter house property
and seven acres of land to Dr.
J. McClelland Henderson of
Camp Creek farm of 420 acres.
The farm is well improved and
lis rated as one of the best farms
street property has a frontage
of 40 feet and six inches, and
has a two-story cement build
ing, erected in 1911.
Tho properties were listed at
S23.000 on each, side or the deal.
CONSUMERS PUT HEAVY
DRAIN. ON RESERVOIR
Consumers of water from the
Oregon Power company's sys
tem, by leaving faucets open on
Thursday evening to" prevent
freezing completely drained tho
reservoir of the 200,000 gallons
Etored there, and all that was
pumped as well. The practice
left the city with very inferior
fire protection, sincethere was
no water reserve. The company
osks'that patrons use the cut
off valves, located at the side
walk, and thus drain pipe lia
ble, te. ireeae... Tflis.ift;,iwir -to
the patron and far Ireiter for
the safety of the city. The com
pany cannot provide fire protec
tion if the water is thus wasted.
PROSPERITY FORESEEN I RAILROADS
Chicago, Dec. 31. ."It's a long
lane that has no turning." Pos-
sibly the old adage never was
exemplified more effectively
than it has been this year in the
imnrovement in railroad earn-!
ings throughout the country,
particularly 1 the last three or
Facing a combination of un
fortunate circumstances which
resulted in material depreciation
of their revenues, the Nation's
transportation agencies early in
the year found themselves in a
precarious plight, which serious
ly affected the credit of many of
them and caused depression in
various lines of business, which
were sympathetically affected
jby the inability of the carriers
to buy materials and undertake
improvements to the extent to
which they had been accustom
ed in previous years.
This situation was brought
about largely by the slump in
material. business conditions in
ithe united States and engulfed
the Nation in a wave of depres-
jsJom NoWf however, material
nr0Kress is apparent. Added to
tjjlg inflUenco were the constant
,ly rising wage and tax expend!
ty.aa .mirwi wifii n nmWr.
;ently 'hostile attitude on the part
strUck consternation to the
iiearts of the railroad managers
and forced fliom to send out
orttn far hAln
This serious depletion in rev
enues led the railroads, to urge
on the Interstate commerce
(Commisslpn and the various
,state commissions having auth
'ority over railroad rates, the
'Rreat necessity for enhancement
in revenues derived from the
.transportation of passengers
The most important case of
tho year was the petition of the
, Western roads for advances in
i freight rates, particularly those
on livestock and pa.cking-house
: products, which were declared
to be abnormally low. As dis
tinguished from the case of tho
Eastern railroads decided late In
1014, the Western roads did not
which was made by Edwards -it.
Brattaln of Springfield and Joha
Gcnn of Eugene.
By another deal, Long,: Cro
acquire from George Perkins,' a
lot 50 x 100 feet on tit. owtk
east corner of Fifth ad Main
Mr. Long turned in Hl
Messrs. Long fc Crcwws own tha
creamery building, with a, front
age of 33 feet in the same
C. J. Murray, who hu teea
living with his son-iifcw, the.
Palmer brothers, beivfeen .feer
arid Eugene,, laA weX. pur
chased a housl ami. tws on
First and. F street from Jl. .T
Powell, and occupy th
house, shortly.. The deal Jwa
4 .1 i 1 ' . 1. -
0. W. LYONS IS CANDIDATE
C.V. Lyons, of WRo .form
erly ,qf SpringfleW, announced,
last Friday that he will he a can
didate on the republican 'ticket
for the office of county coramte
sloner, thus gaining the distinc
tion of being the first in the JM
for this office. He was a, candi
date two years ago, getting into
campaign quite, late and .after
ward withdrawing because pt
the large h limber of ,caiidaate.
, Mr. Jbypna is an out tme reet
ticularly fam'i(lar4witx ihe;jwjk
rUi;paitiot.the eraty,-tm h
ah enthusiast bn.the'jroa'd gu
roads .absolutely owantiartQ our
Ttroper -deveflopment." - .--
jseek a general advance in all
commodities but asked for var-
ious increases on the different
commodities. The decision was
a disappointment inasmuch, as
tne federal body refused to. al
low advances on those commod
ities which the roads were the
most desirous of obtaining.
The railraods have- since been
successful In inducing the Com
merce, Commission to recpnsider
its ruling so far as it applies ,to
the rates oh livestock and pack
ing house products.
Europes demands on the
United States for munitions of
war, food-stuffs and other ,ma
terials have resulted in expand
ing the export trade' to tljis
country to enormous 'propor
tions. This was resulted in an
increase in the movement, of
freight which has not only takipd
the capacity of the transporta
tion agencies to the iitmostAt)ut
has been largely instrumental in
bringing about the Improvement
In earnings. Added to thia isithe
greater .movement of freight
whjch has, resulted from the
steady Improvement in .domestic
activity. The country has been
blessed with bumper crops and
mis.iacj nas seryed to swell, the
revenues of jthojse jrqads passiag
through districts in which crops
810 grown. n
How strikingly railroad earn
ings and, credit declined ,before
thejcproer, was turned is indicat
ed, py the, fact that thef total
mileage in the hands of receivers
is now greater than lp 1896,
which was the previous record.
It is estimated that one-sixth of
the country total mileage Is in
tile hands of receivers and that
two-thirds of this is represented
in Southwestern territory.
Fewer miles of new railroad
were built in the United States
during 1915 than in any other
yeak- since 18G4, There have
been only three years shipS lgG.8
when the increase in niileage
was smaller than 1000 miles, and
they were the Civil War years
of 18P1, 18G2 and 18G4. In 1915
tho total mileage of pew railroad
construction in the United
States was 933, compared with
1532 in 1914 and 3071 in 1913.