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Continuing tlio Springfiold Novo and Lane County Star, Which Were Consolidated February 10, 1914.
SPRINOFIELD. LANE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY .JANUARY 6, 1916.
liinllcriiliclnrontol Contra ol M m,1M9
VOL XIV. NO. 96.
Encouraging roports from tho
varioiiH church activities and tho
election of a full stuff of officers
marked tho regular annual
mooting of tho Christian church
Saturday afternoon, January 1,
t tho church. The meeting be
gan at 3:30 and continued until
(5:30, when a dinner was served,
and then services wore resumed,
with a sermon by tho pastor,
Tlov. 13. C. Wlgmorc. Following
are tho oIllcerH elected:
Elders F. 13. Ferguson, 13. C.
Wlgmoro for threo years; J. T.
DonaldBon and A. C. Barbour for
two years, 13, 13. Morrison for
ono year; W. 13. Knott and J.
C. Ilolbrook, auxiliary members.
Deacons S. A. Gay and P. M.
Stroud for threo years; J. 1.
Bnrbro and F. J. Powers for two
years; 13. 13. Loo and Harry Neat
for ono year; W. 13. McKinnoy
and G. W. Carson, auxiliary
Deaconesses Mrs. S. A. Gay,
Mrs. P. M. Stroud. Mrs. J. I.
Barbro, Mrs. F. J. Powers, Mrs.
33. E. Leo, Mr,s Harry Neet. Mrs.
W. B. McKlnnoy.'Mre. G.AV. Car
son. Clerk Fennor Travis.
, Financial secretary Mrs. E.
Treasurer W. B. McKinnoy.
Chorister E. E. Morrison.
Organist Miss Amy Carson.
Assistant Organist Miss Eth
. fc Sunday. SohooLOff lesrs.w ...
Superintendent D. E. Fergu
son. Assistant superintendent W.
Secretary Venia Allen.
Treasurer Fennor Travis.
Librarian Gone Lambert.
Chorister Clarenco Hill.
Assistant chorister Arte
Orgnist Marijorlo Knott.
Assistant organist Dorothy
Enrolling secretary Mrs. S.
Superintendent of Cradle Roll
Mrs. Steve Bowles.
SELLING LIQUOR TO
MINOR IS CHARGED
T. C. Luckoy, Charles Iladley
and Pearl Courtwright, ownois
of the saloon at Glcnnda that
closed down for all time Decem
ber 31 because of tho going into
effect of tho Btato prohibition
law, were arrested in Springfield
early yesterday afternoon by de
puties from tho sheriff's office,
charged with selling and giving
liquor to a minor.
Tho threo men appeared in
tho Eugeno justico court shortly
aftor their arorst and gave tho
required bond of $500 each, Geo
rgo W. Perkins and M. M. Peery,
both of Springfiold, furnished
Thcso men are acqused in tho
warrants of arrest of giving and
selling liquor to Chas. Harwood,
a minor, residing on tho lowor
Sluslaw river. Tho complaint
states that Luckoy committed
tho offonBO on December 29,
Mndloy on Decomber 30 and
Courtwright on December 28, a
few days hoforo tho prohibition
law wont Into effect. ,
John C Marshall, who was ar
rested tho first of tho weqk,
charged with bootlegging, yes
terday pleaded guilty before
Judge J. G. Wells, of tho Eugono
justico court, and was fined $150
nnd costs, which 'amounted to
$34. Tho amount was paid and
hot was liberated. Hohad been
in tho county pail slnco lilii nr
rcnt. Jnmca Randlo, Jr., who wan
nrcstcd Bovcral days ago on tho
chargo of bootlegging was liber
ated yesterday, having been able
to furnish the necessary ball of
$1)00. Ills trial will be held Fri
NEW CANDIDATE IN FIELD
E. R. Sponco Wanto to bo Coun
Cottngo Grovo already has
ono avowed candidate for county
commissioner in the approach
ing republican primaries. Ho is
13. It. Spenco, of tho real estate
firm of Sppnce & Vcatch. Mr.
Spenco has been a successful
business man, Is a member of
tho school board and an aggrcs
slvo citizen with a host of friends
who have urged him to get Into
tho race. He has been a resi
lient of Cottage Grove for six
years, coming hero from tho
j Commissioner Hawley, whoso
term expires, is from Cottage
rovc. He has not yet stated
whether or not he intends being
a candidate for re-election.
CAMP CREEK ITEMS
(Special to tho Lnno County News)
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
Jack, a son, Jan. 2, 1910.
Mrs. David Stephens Is in Eu
gene staying with her mother
who is sick.
1 Ray Chase of Eugene is hero
I Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stephens
Knout Christmas with Mrs.
Stephens' parent at Harrisburg.
Tom Martin Is visiting wtlh
Jim Rltchoy. ,
John McMunn is staying with
I Mrs. Leonard Stephens is vis
iting at Donnn.
Mrs. S. E. Iribby from Eugene
has been visiting hero.
Emma Go38lcr from Thmlaton
has been visiting with friends
and relatives here.
Harold Hartly who is attend
ing high school at Waltervillo
spent tho Holidays at home.
Jim Kennedy has returned to
his homo at Donna after spend
ing a few days visiting friends
Both rainfall and tompcraturc
In this vicinity, in the year 1915,
were abovo normal, according to
tho report furnished Tho News
by Harold M. Mayo, co-operative
observer at Klncald station. De
cembers rainfall of 7.GG Inches
was 1.99 inches abovo normal
for tho month of December, and
brought tho year's total to 39.83
inches, or 1.76 inches abovo nor
mal. The mean temperature
for tho year waB 53.0 degrees,
or 0.8 degree above normal. The
mean of the maximum tempora
tures was 47.3 and tho mean of
'the dally minimum temperature
was 30. The mean for the whole
month was 41.G tho highest, 57,
having been recorded on the 7th
and tho 21st, and the minimum,
i7 degrees, on tho 30th. Thoro
wero 1 foggy day, 11 partly
cloudy and 19 cloudy days.
There wore killing frosts on the
9th, 27th, 29th, and 30th, and
thero wus hall on tho 27th and
slobt on tho lGth, 27th, and 2Sth.
Roports say Bandon mills will
, Tho Dalles Work on nqw
evaporator for Dri-Fresji . Co.
progressing rapidly. 1
pany alqujargivijans pla.iit
next yoaiv ''
Multiply Six Times
December lumber shipment
from Springfield wore four times
t groat this year as last, and
the. shipments of potatoes for
the same period this year were
over six limes as great as for
last year. Tho figures:
Total carloads shipped, Do
ccmber, 1915, 133; of which 13igood work, and the score went
were potatoes, 113 lumber and
In 11)14 the shipments were:
Lumber 29, potatoes, 2, others,
Carldad receipts for Decem
ber showed a slight decrease:
In December. 1915. 231 carloads
of logs and 29 other car load
wero received and hi December,
1914, 254 carloads of logs and
23 other loads.
RALLY 10 BE HELD
13 ANO 14
Tentative plans for one of the
greatest school rallies ever held
in Lane county were outlined to
the Lane County News yester -
dav bv E. J. Moore, suncrinten -
dent of schools. Mr. Moore pre
sented many new plans and
ideas for the 191G school rally
which is to be held in Eugene
May J.4 and 1.5. - " . " s
"We will endeavor to hold the
rally in the new armory build
ing," Mr. Moore Baid. "I have
this matter now under consider
ation with Colonel C. C. Ham
mond, of this city, and I believe
wo will be able to secure the
use of the building. If we do, all
exhibits must either be placed on
tables, or on burlap screens, as
no nails or tacks can be driven
Into the walls. This could be
easily arranged, however, and
would lend much to the general
cu cul in uucuruuug uiu Jirmuiy.
, cr . 1 . - .1 . r 1 1.
"Instead of the usual outdoor . . , . . ...
, , , , , . ton bank, to the visiting mem
exercises which we have been , . . ' iT. . , . .
, . , ., , hers of the West Coast Lumber-
holding in the Park square, we , ... . .. . .
... , . , ... 1 . , men's association at the banquet
w 11 probably hold an outdoor . ... . , , .
. , 1 4 ... . tendered them last evening at
n i I I i Tr a
five high schools in the county.
This I believe will bo of more
interest to the high school pu-
nils, and will afford amusement
i ' . , . .
for parents and spectators. .
"Of course wo plan on having
an elaborate pageant parade
through the Eugene business
etrnfta Klnpli Rflinnl illstrlrt will
bo asked to have some novol and
cttiinlrt rmctiiiiin f ni tlin nliUrlf.mi
The parade will be stopped to
i 1 11
allow the various school districts
a chance to give some simple
MHTn fnMr dnnrn I
As soon as the supervisors re-
turn to Eugene, Mr. Moore will
discuss in detail further plans
for the annual rally. After these
tentative plans have been ac -
cepted and others added a full
announcement of tlih program
will be given.
BeaverrHerndon Hardware Company
lSNAPPY BASKET BALL
i BY CHURCH TEAMS
Snappy games of basket ball
vero presented fans at Reaper
hall Tuesday evening by the
; first and second teams of the
Hip point by point, with victory in
doubt until the last, when the
rM.ti I.. .. nn J . n r
VMUlttlUlUH WU1I. Ol LU 1)U. XUUt
result between the second teams jieic'
was not so much in doubt, for! Tho final gathering came at
the Christians won, 28 to 8. ,c-30 o'clock, and it was here that
FRANCE IN NEED OF LUMBER
Portland, Ore., Jan. 4. Lum
ber mills on the Columbia River
and Puget Sound have been in
vited to bid on 200,000,000 feet
of fir for Immediate delivery to
the French government. It was
announced here today that con
tracts for this much have been
placed with a San Francisco
All the big Columbia river
mills are bidding on from 10,
000,000 to 50,000,000 feet each.
Railway ties and trench Hnnings
among other specifications are
.mentioned. Competition is keen,
(The French government will
j provide the transportation. If
'tne Manama canal is not-open m
time, the shipments will go to
the Atlantic seaborfrd by rail.
' There is still in the river con
siderable lumber ordered by the
British government last year but
for vlflch no frahspoHation tTasjtjoir sends thV News the TolIow-
been obtained as yet.
, Portland, Dec. 31
Such was the warning note
s.pjmded by Edward Cooklngham
vlnn rvneJrlnif nf tho T.nflfl - Til-
the Portland hotel by lumbermen
. . . '.mMta
UL HUB Uiljr.
His sentiments re
ceived the hearty endorsement
rf flirt "inn mnn lwaeont wlir worn
. , . . ,
termed the chiefs of the leading
. J . .. ...
west and the ones upon which
in a great measure hinges the
prosperity of this section of the
Last evenings banquet was the
culminaUon of a day of activity
Tim nHnnilniion wns tno lnrfpsr
The attendance was the largest
at any meeting in recent years
and enthusiasm ran high. A
meeting of tho board of trustees
at 10 o'clock was followed by a
'general gathering at 2 o'clock
'at which reports were made,
; m rket conditions discussed and
l)rlces tameu over .
1 Tho general consensus of
thero is no hardware that
performs its function any
better than ours. If you
want the best tooled steel
in your implements; if you
want the best in tools or
hardware, at prices that
you will bo forced to admit
aro extremely moderate
then this Is the place for
you to como to.
opinion was that the lumber
business was Improving and 1916
would be a banner year. All
afternoon speakers appeared to
bo. possessed with a single
thought, expressed time and
again. It was that while busl-
,,)e8S 8 better, tho outlook whole
some and healthy and indica
tions tending to prove a wide
spread demand and heavy sales
during the spring and summer,
the time was not yet ripe for a
general reropening of the log-
InS camps and mills now closed.
Over-production, it was held,
would place the industry where
it was sb year ago fiat on Its
hack with nothing but a struggle
Mr. cooiungnani, wno nas just
returned from a visit through-
out the East and Middle West,
where he delved into business
and financial conditions, tried
and succeeded in impressing up
on his hearers the necessity to
go easy, to be extremely careful,
"There is still some uncertain
ty clouding the situation
throughout the entire United
States," he said, "I am not a, pes
simist; in fact I feel exactly the
opposite. I believe we are to
have permanent prosperity, but
just how soon I am hot prepared
to say. I don't believe it will be
permanent until after the war.
"The general impression a
mong leading New York ban
(Contlnued on Pago 3)
ANNUAL MEETING OF
COUNTY FYAIR BOARD
TO BE HELD SATURDAY
Walter B. Jones, Secretary of
the Lane Comity; Fjiir-Associa-
"The by-laws of the Lane
County Fair Association pro
vide that the Annual meeting,
at which time the Board of Di
rectors for the ensuing year
shall be elected, shall be held on
the second Saturday of January
of each year.
"The annual meeting for 191G
will be held at the Court House,
Eugene, Oregon, January 8th,
at one o'clock P. M.
"The board consists of thirty
five members, which shall con
sist of the Masters of the several
Granges and such other persons
as the people shall elect.
"Any man or woman who is
a resident of Lane County, of
the age of 21 years or over shall
be eligible to vote w hold office.
"It is the desire of the Assoc
iation that every person inter
ested in County Fairs attend this
"A County Fair is not a local
proposition but directly affects
the whole state and it Is the de
sire of the Association that the
,Yhole county be represented at
"Come out; get your friends
to come and in this way have
your district represented by
electing some one from your
locality on tho Board of Direct
10. KEEP AUTO
At the meeting of tho Develop
ment League Tuesday evening
tho question of contihueing the
Free Auto Camp ground was
discussed at some 'length. It
was unanimously voted to keep
'up the signs and continue the
camp grounds nn other year.
' J. E. Edwards and M. C. Bressler
wore appointed a committee to
'nvestlgato tho cause, of the
Springfield slgft.bqjng. torn, jdowi.
oh thp public road near Goshen.
G 13 EAST
Construction work Is well
along fon the building at tho
Lincoln school authorized by tho
taxpayers last November to pro
vide better quarters for the man
ual training department of the
public school. The noise from
the workroom in the basement .
of the Lincoln building caused
a great deal of confusion in the
rest of the building. The new
manual training building is 24
by 60 feet in size and will pro
vide ample room for the depart
ment, and will otherwise relieve
the crowded condition of the
main building. The matter of
appointments of the building
wa discussed at some length
at the meeting of the board, es
pecially how best to use the new
structure and get the greatest
benefit for the schools.
The board employed ReY. H.
C. Ethe,ll to conduct the eighth'
grade examinations, which are
to be held Thursday and Friday,
January 13 and 14. There will
be 18 students of the eighth
grade to take the examinations,
and there will be a score .more
of the' sixth and seventh grades
who take single subjects.
The board Voted also to hire
J. E. Edwards, town marshal, as
.truant officer, if hewould ac
jcept. -The position pays $5 a
Miss Kate L. ' Hbuxbf M6h-"
mouth was employed for the
'second half of the school year to
,take the place of Miss Lacey
,Copenhaverf who has been, giv
en a leave of absence to attend
the state normal school.
LIQUOR CAN NOT BE CON
SUMED IN PUBLIC PLACES
J. M. Devers, District Attorney,
Gives His Opinion Regarding
1916 Prohibition Law.
It is the opinion of J. M. De-
,vers, district attorney, that no
person can lawfully 'drink any
intoxicating liquor in any public
eating house, or restaurant, even,
though he has purchased this
liqupr as prescribed by law. Mr.
( Devers gave this opinion when
asked by loca restaurant men,
to interpret the 1916 prohibition
"The proprietors of some of
the eating houses here asked for
'advice or an opinion as to
( whether or not individuals may
gather at such eating houses for
banqueting or a sort of a social
mix and while there drink intox
icating liquor furnished and
brought by themselves," said Mr.
I "It is my opinion that any
thing of that nature is prohibited
by the provisions of the prphir
bition law and would bring" eal
ing houses within the purview of
the nuisance provision of the
"The law provides, among
other things, that all premises,
buildings and. the likq. where
persons are permitted to resort
for the drinking of intoxicating
liquor as a beverage are declared
ib bo common nuisances, and th,e
persons maintaining such places
aro guilty of a misdemeanor."
Willamette Mint Company of
Marlon and Lirin counties incor
porated for $50060.
i Tho Dalles Diainpnd . Flour,
'mfils making eensljee dm
provements, . Mill is now run
ning night and day. : j.
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