The Lane County news. (Springfield, Lane County, Or.) 1914-1916, February 08, 1915, Image 1

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o;M,mitcf iiiulritclui cuiiBrctsof MarelitlMO.
$1350 Noodod to Koop County
Representative nt Pnnnma
Fair for Summer.
SprlngO'eld Will Aok Assurance
That Whole County Will
Bo Promoted.
A loiter was received Satur
day by tho Springfield Develop
ment leaguo from tlio Eugene
Commercial club, asking that
tho commercial Interests of thlB
community join with tho Eu
gene club In raising $1300 for
tho purpose of keeping n Lane
county representative at tlio
San Francisco exposition for tho
ten months It la open.
Dr. Itichniond, presldont of
tho Development league, took
the matter up with a number of
citizens, and It wnB suggested
that a committee go to Eugene
and talk over tho subject with
the Eugene club. That Spring
field should make Borne showing
at the exposition wo? conceded,
and tho opinions expressed were
Unit co-operation with Eugene
would bo desirable If thero wero
assurances tho whole county
and all of the communitieswere
represented. To talk over, this
matter, a committee was named
by Dr. Richmond after he had
consulted with a number of
business men, and the following
will go to Eugene this after
noon: Mayor C. L. Scott, Dr.
J. 10. Richmond, 0. 13. Kcssoy,
Welby Stevens, E. E. Keppner,
and W. A. Dill.
In its letter to tho local club,
the Eugene organization stated
that all counties except Lane of
the eight which have joined in
the "Willamette valley exhibit,
will have a representative qn
duty to emphasize the county
exhibit. In nil tho other coun
ties tho county court has sup
plied the funds for tho salary of
such a man, but the Lane coun
ty court has not done bo. If
tlio county is to havo a man
there it must bo by private sub
scriptions. Tlio meeting this
afternoon will bo for the pur
pose of considering how to hiIbo
tills money. ,
, It is estimated that the cost
will' bo ?135 a 'month' for each
of tho ten months of the. fair.
Junction City Timos Sold. .
V Geo. II. Baxter has sold tho
Junction City Times to Wm, C.
i?ary, formerly of Stayton, Ore.,
"but recently, of Orland, Calif,,
the noy proprietor getting out
Ids first Issuo yesterday. No
announcement is made by Mr.
Baxter as to his Intentions, how
ever tho Bulletin predicts that ho
vlll not long romaln out of tlio
newspaper game. Ho gave tho
Junction City people a good
paper and they in turn gavo him
good patronage.
Salem, Ore., Fob. 0. That
death to man and beast is fol
lowing In tho wako of attacks
by mad coyotes in central and
eastern, Orogon Is tho substauco
gf many Jotters being received
by Governor Withycojnbo from
residents of those portions ? of
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Tlio offer Is ex
plained In detnil
. olsowltoro in this
pnpor, Read It on
tho state. Rabies is so preval
ent that travel on foot and' even
on horseback Ib declared to bo
Tho governor received a let
ter today from Dry Lake, a
small village In south central
Orogon, In which is was assert
ed thnt a dog, which had been
bitten by a mnd coyote, had In
turn bitten his owner, a boy,
and 12 other persons. "The boy
is dead and doubtless other
deaths will follow," says tho let
ter. Stock men report consid
erable losses. Tlio correspond
ents ask for Immediate stato aid
in exterminating coyotes.
American Masonic Federation
Members Enjoy Banquet md
VIsIt-pfHlEh .Officials .o.Uhe
Order in Oregon.
With an open meeting, tho
first of Its kind ever hold In the
history of Masonry in tho Uni
ted States, Robert Burns lodge
No. 78, .American Masonic Fed
eration, was duly instituted In
Springfield Saturday evening.
Grand lodge officials from Port
land conducted the ceremonies,
and, tho new order starts with
40 charter members here. Tho
Portland ignitarles in charge
wore as follows: S. H. Haines,
provincial grand master; Harry
Kolly, provincial grand piaster,
sub,; L-. A. dVvIb, provincial
grand master deputy, P. N. Gil
bert, provincial grand senior
yarden; eorgo Sv Brcitling,
provincial ram) junior warden;
P. A. Johnson", grand chaplain;
P. Mclntyre, "grand treasurer;
E. M. Serin, grand secretary;
P. F. Johnson, G. D.; E. F.
Cooper, G. I. D.; R. E; Mclntyre,
grand master of ceremonies; Wi
S. Walker, G. S. S.; P. J. Blank,
G. J, S.; R. Dillon, G. I. G.; G. M.
Parsons, S. M. D.; G. B. M. Sum
morvillo, S. M. organizer.
Tho Springfield officers in
stalled wero: L. E. Durrin, R,
W. M.; J. A. Mayo, W. sub- mas
ter; M. H. Ilclmus, M.'D. M; E.
C. Martin, W. S. W.; Edward
Solehn, W. J. W.; Thomas B.
Harris, chaplain ;L. K. Page,
tresuror; P. A. Johnson, secre
tary; C. M. Dorrlty, senior dea
con; J. O. Parker, junior deacon ;
J. E. Stnnlger, orator; W. A.
Brassfiold, almoner; E. E. Mor
rison, S. M. D.; C. A. I-Ioag, mar
shal;. Melvin Fonwick, senior,
stoward; F. A. Rankin, junior
steward; George II. Barnard, In
ner guard; Charloa J. IIngwoli,
tiler. ' ;
At tho close of the cerqmon
les, S, H, Haines, provincial
grand master and installing oif
flcor, gavo a talk on Masonry,
l.Thl8waB.foHQved by-aWrie ban-
30,000 Tons of Steel but Small Part of
$30,000,000 Order of Ameri-
can Railroads
Chicago, Feb. 6. Nearly $30
000,000 worth of orders have
been placed by American rail
roads with makers of equipment
during tlio last 30 days. Besides
these big contracts, tho Rus
sian and French governments
havo ordered enough rolling
stock from domestic producers"
to insure activity in locomotive
works and factories for the
next six months.
A partial list of orders pend
ing and confirmed by American
and foreign lines is announced
as follows:
Russian government Fifteen
thousand cars from builders, de
livered nt Seattle, $12,000,000.
Frenclf government Bald
win locomotives, $200,000.
Chilean government Two
hundred and fifty care from a
Pittsburg maker, $250,000.
Pennsylvania Railroad Fif
teen thousand care, $12,000,000.
Burlington Railroad Fifty
locomotives, 1500 cars and 30,
000 tons of steel rails, $3,000,
000. Illinois Centval Railroad
6neL thousand refrigerator care
from the American Car &
Foundry Company and 75 loco
motives from the American Lo
comotive Company, $3,750,000.
Erie Railroad rTwenty-two
thousand tons of steel rails front
Carncgio Steel Company, 6000
from Illinois Steel Company and
2000 tons from several small
concerns, $1,000,000.
Southern Pacific Railroad
Thirty thousand tons of steel
quet served by the ladies. Toasts
were responded to by Mr. Sum
inervlllo, Mr, Breltling, Rev. J.
T. Moore and Rev. E. C. Wig-
Tho session was most har
monious nnd enthusiastic, the
social features being conducive
of much pleasure to all. Tho
now lodge will meet each Fri
day evening.
Mrs. Cooper accompanied, her
huBband from Portland, arid she
complimented the ladles who
served very highly.
Peddlers, License
Up for Discussion
Whether or not to change the
present peddlers' license of $5
per week will bo discussed at
the regular monthly meeting of
tho town council tonight. The
council considered the matter at
a session two weeks ago, and
deferred action until this time in
order that merchants might at
tend and express their views.
R. G. Coglon, county agricul
turist, will attend the meeting
of the Springfield grange next
Saturday afternoon, and will bo
on tho program at tlio open
mooting from 1:30 to 3:30. Thp
public Is. Invited to attend the
afternoon mooting.
rails from the Tennessee Cpal &
Irqri Comyiny, $900,000..
Pennsylvania Tank Car Co.
One hundred tank cars from the
Omaha Car'Works, $800,000.
Chicago & Milwaukee Electric
Railway Fifteen pasenger cars
Swift & Co. Five hundred
and fifty cars from Haskell &
BaVker, $500,000.
Mather Stockcar Company
Five hundred cattle cars from
Hajskell & Barker, $500,000.
hlcago & Northwestern Rail
road Twenty-seven thousand
toils of steel rails, $800,000.
Boston & Maine Railroad
Fifteen thousand tons of steel
rails from the Lackawarina
Stel company, $450,000.
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
Seventy-five thousand tons of
steel rails from Carnegie, 50,000
from the Chicago Mills Steel
Corporation,, ,and 12,000 from
others, $725,000.
Serbian government Seven
locomotives from the American
Car & Foundry company, $200,
0OQ. Hrhe Siamese government- is
contracting for American cars.
The Santa Fe, New York
Central, New Haven, Chatta
nooga, Nashville & St Louis,
and other roads ar said to have
placed orders aggregating $25,-
(The 30,000 tons of rails for
the Southern Pacific company
would lay about 200 miles of
track with 90-pound steel.)
Driveway Bulit to
Booth-Kelly Yard
A 16-foot plank driveway to
tho Booth-Kelly yards, extend
ing south from the end of the
pavement on Fifth street was
completed Saturday, and is now
being used while the Southern
Pacific company is macadamiz
ing their portion of Seventh
Tlio new driveway crosses
tho railroad near, the fuel oil
tank, and is much safer than the
crossing east of the depot,
where cars frequently obstruct
the view.
Historical Quarterly Out.
The September number of the
Quarterly of tho Oregon His
torical Society for September,
1914, has been placed upon our
desk. Its contents are of un
usual historical interest and in
clude; "Tho 'Bargain of 1814'
ap tho Origin of tho Wilmot Pro
viso' by Clark E. Persinger,
Professor of American History
in tho University of Nebraska;
Review of "An Almanac of
1870," by Rev. J. Nellsoiv Barry,
of Spokane, Wash.; Diary of
Samuel Royal Thurston, an Ore
gon pioneer of 1847, who was
tho first delegate in Congress
from Oregoii Tcvrltory; letter
from Dr. John McLoughlln, Fort
Vancouver, March 1, 1.832; letter
from J. M. Peck, Rock Spring,
111., March 10,1852, throwing ad
ditlonal light upon tho early life
of Jesse Applegatc, a pioneer of
1843, und of the most remark
able men that ever made Oregon1
his adopted state. A list of the
members of tho Oregon Con
stitutional Convention, held in
Salem August 17-Soptcmber 18,
1957, with a lot of details con
cerning them compiled by
George II. Hines, now published
for the first time.
All numbers of the Quarterly,
of which Prof. F. O. Young, of
the University of Oregon is the
editor, arc valuable for refer
ence. Becomes a Pharmacist.
Francis Lamberty received
notice yesterday morning that
he had successfully passed his
examinations, and in a few days
will receive his diploma as a
registered pharmac'st. He took
the examination for assistant
pharmacist last October, and
was successful, and in January
took the senior exams. He has
been pursuing his studies while
a clerk in Ketels drug store, for
merly Middleton's.
Evangelist Bruce Evans Draws
Such Crowds That Many Lie
ten from Sidewajk Outside
. .Overflow Meetings tfejd.
The largest crowd that has
y etnhertL Evans vatt&eUaber-.
nacle was assembled last night.
The place was packed with a
seething mass of humanity.
Some held others on their laps,
the platform was lined with
people, the aisles were crowded,
many stood on the sidewalks,
hundreds were turned away and
a large overflow meeting, ad
dressed by the pastors, was held
in one of the nearby churches.
The Tabernacle was filled
long before the hour to begin,
for some had brought their
luncheons and had stayed from
the afternoon meeting. As soon
as the 'Evangelist came down
the aisle a storm of applause
rang out. The music, under the
direction of Mr. Humbert, was
by far the best that the choir
has given. It seems at times
that the roof would have to give
way. Perhaps the favorite song
of the meeting is the one writ
ten by Evans called "Anchor
Secure." The Evangelist always
presldee at the piano when the
crowds sing his song. He has
the faculty of putting in three
or four times as many notes as
are there. Professor Humbert
sang as one of his solos the
beautiful song, "Tho Ninety and
Mr. Evans took for his subject
last night the story of Samson
and ho held, his great crowd
spellbound for an hour or more.
He jerked off his collar, took off
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his coat, rolled up his sleeves
and went through Ids address
as a man would play football.
Thero were a great number
who came from all parts of the
building last night. Some of tho
prominent men and women of
the town havo taken their stand
for the better life in the cam
paign. Tpnjght Evans will talk on
Amusements Danclp;, Card
playing and the Theatre. Pre
parations for an overflow' meet
ing will be. made.
Legislature Has Yet to Make Re
cord for Efficiency Says
Rep Eaton
House Wisely Refrains rf rem1
Cumbering Ballot, With R- ,-
f erred Meaeuree."-.
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Salem, Ore., Feb. 3. (Speckl
Correspondence to the Lane
County News.) We are now
well .on the second half of the
seslon. Less than half a dozen
bills of importance have been
passed by the Legislature and if .
a record of accomplishment, is to
be made, it must be made in the
remaining 17 days. The Legis
lature has passed twenty-three
bills. Of these, five may be con
sidered important. These are
the Senate bill abolishing the
office of State Immigration, effecting a saving of $50,-
000, and the House Bills abol
ishing the State census, prohib
iting signs along the state high
ways, a permanent registration
bill, and the bfir to prohibit fish
ing with, nets at or near Wil
lamette Falls.
The Legislature at present is
suffering under two disadvant
ages; one is the usual one of a'
great mass of bills, and the other
a' false Idea of economy;
- ThV dldvant'ef t-agreAt
mass of bills has always been
one of the greatest, if not the
greatest, of the Legislative ses
sion. Members seem to feel that
their usefulness will be deter
mined by the number of bills
that they present, rather than
the quality of their bills or their
attention to those jiresented1 by
others. However, I am glad to
say that this year fewer bills
have been presented than in the
last session, and several mem
bers have had the good judg
ment not to introduce a single
measure. If the number is not
materially Increased, we shall be
able, within another week, to
devise a plan which Avill make
it possible lor us to consider
leglslatlou of real importance.
The responsibility for the major
ity of unimportant measures
may fairly be chraged to the
lawyers of the House, who easily
lead in the number'' and unim
portance of " measures intro
duced. iV 14
The attitude of the member
ship of the House toward ..ap
propriations seems' to be a little
more reasonable thart in the
early part of the session, when
bills were passed upsetting tho
policies established by former
Legislatures, and making it
necessary for the introduction
of a number of new bills upon
subjects that never should hayo
been disturbed. Tho tentative
decision of tho Ways and Means
committee to do away with tho
Stato Industrial school for girls
lias met with such vigorous
public protest that it seems like-'
ly -now that the committee will
reverse itself and como to a sen
sible and considerate conclu
sion on this matter. The amount
necesary for the protection and
care of the unfortunate and
helpless wards of the, sate
should1 not be'made tlio political '
foot-ball used by members who,
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