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About The Lane County news. (Springfield, Lane County, Or.) 1914-1916 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 8, 1915)
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SPRING FIELD, OREGON, MONDAY, FEBRUARY, 8, 1915.
rndjtliiarnernlwr Get a Stop-OVer for Springfield.
WHERE RIGHTEOUS SUFFER.
People who conduct business honestly invariably suffer
, 'when .dishonest people are allowed to ply their trade, unmolest
ed. Honest railroads have suffered because of the' dishonest
deals of other railroads.
, , The .tfme should be past for people to condemn every
railroad because of the manipulation of certain railroads
which have watered their stocks to such an extent that it
seems impossible to make the corporations show a profit. In
. recent years there has been practically no stock-watering,
while most of it was done so long ago that the statute of lim
itations no longer applies and it certainly would be the eight
million bondholders in the United States who would suffer(
should the Government attempt to force the watering of the
Most of the railroads have seen the error of their way and
are now hewing to the line and making an honest effort to
make the railroads pay In spite of what has happened in the
Howard Elliott, president of the New Haven Railway,
made the following statement:
We must gho our railroads the highest character for honesty, and In
order to do this we must be honest nd sincere ourselves. And when I say
that, I don't mean only about money, but I mean we must be honest ot
statement and stamp out all evidence of foolishness in personal and rail
road conduct, and eliminate anything that looks suspicious in the affairs
of great public service corporations. -
v Sometimes we are asked' to go into politics, and, as ypu know, the ral
roads and business generally have been charged with engaging too much
in politics and trying to manage politics. That day has gone by.
v It would certainly be a splendid thing if every railroad
vwould act in acordance with the statement of Mr. Elliott. It
would not only be much better for the railroads, but it would
.be.beter for the public and the country at large. '
The rate increase allowed by the Interstate Commerce
Commission is based on the belief, by men who ought to know,
that the railroads are entitled to a living profit.
Since the progress and financial affairs o this. country
epentl so much tin the railroads, it seems high time, for every
body to get busy and boost for prosperity. '' ''" """
, BELIEVE IN YOUR TOWN
t (en :If you live in a town you should believe in it." If you don't
believe your own town or city Is a little better in most respects
than any of its neighbors, you should move out. Like other
places, it has advantages that others have not, and your mod
. esty should not prevent you from making that fact known
whenever the opportunity presents itself. At home or abroad,
whether pursuing pleasure or engaged in business, do not ne
glect to give those you come in contact with to understand
that you live in a town populated by interesting, wideawake,
goahead people and one that Is advancing instead of retro
grading. If you can truthfully speak in commendatioon of the abil
ity of your professional men, the square dealing methods of
your business men, the excellence of your mechanics, the
superiority of your churches, schools and. public institutions
anc( Industry, energy and sobriety of your citizens, let nothing
prevent you from exercising that privilege. You should learn
tOjbelieve, if you do not already, that we'have'all these and In
addition- the best located town, the finest country surrounding
It, with the most intelligent class of people to be found.
v If' there are any drawbacks it wH not be necessary to
. mention them. The people and newspapers of competing
- towns will relieve you of that task by attending to that part of
it themselves. Strangers seeking location's are always greatly
influenced In favor of any town whose, citizens are enthusi
astic in their- praise of It. No city or. town expects to attain
prominence? xver its rivals unless Its inhabitants appreciate
excellence, and virtues of each other and will collectively
spread abroad their faith in the present prosperity and future
greatness of their locality. Talk is a cheap commodity but
when rightly utilized it can be made effective in many direc
tions and this is one of them. L'Anse, Mich., Sentinel.
How does this strike you, Mr. Patron of the Mail Order
House? A nice little dividend of 50 per cent, or a little nest
egg of $20,000,000. After reading the following you will prob
ably realize that, outside of a few well-known articles on
which the price is lowered just as a bait you have been pay
ing t,en times the profit on everything you bought from this
concern, that you would have paid your local merchant. At
any rate the following dispatch from Chicago, tells an inter
esting story of the prosperity of one concern: "The richest
melon ;cver cut by a Chicago corporation was served today for
the co"mmon stock holders of Sears, Roebuck & Co. by the
directors of ,the mail order house at a special meeting. They
declared a' stock dividend of 50 per cent, double the amount
which La Salle street had expected. The dividend calls for
the Issuance of $20,000,000 new common stock absolutely
free. The melon was a par value of $20,000,000. With the
stock quoted at 197 its market value is much more. The stock
dividend was brdered payable April 1 to common stock holders
. , . Jtiapgws that) far ,8 this session or ino Legislature ib
concerned there, will bt HQ.sorloUs attqmpt to rehabilitate the
boxing gam! all of. whlck, it) good and satisfactory from tho
general-public standpoint Tim legal BtatuB of boxing in this
state is just about what It ought to bo. Tho law does not in
terfere with It in any way, as an amateur, nthlotlo sport; and
tho law does not recognise lUtMiny othor reaped. That Is Us
proper status; and, for the Legislature BorlmiBty to attempt to
givo It any other would be,a. wasto of tlmo. t
Professional boxing restored,, if tho Logislaturo had tho time
and were in the proper temper, would only mean . that thoro
would be another movomont lateron to put It out of, existence.
It will not do, becauBo of, its disreputable following and de
moralizing influence Uuon that point tho peoplo havo long
ago readied a most determined conclusion.
Senator Kcllahcr haB introduced a bill in tho legislature
to compel newspapers to publish nothing but tho truth. To
make such a law effective, the newspaper man would havo to
have a knowledge and wisdom far beyond that which is given
to mortal man. And then suppose tho nowspapor should pub
lish the truth and the whole truth, unvarnished truth.
The administration wants to buy and opcrato ships in
order to build up the commerce of tho nation. If tho ships
are to be handled in tho sanle way as the railway mall servlco
is conducted, please excuse us from having anything to do
with a government line.
If we have the sugar beet acreage, why not have tho bent
WORK OF PUPILS OF THE SPRINGFIELD SCHOOLS
The Lane County Nows today presents a few examples of thu work
of composition in tho classes in tho Springfield Public nchools. Tho
articles are published as written, without correction, in tho hopo that tho
printing of them may provo an nsslstanco to tho young peoplo In de
veloping their power of expression. Othor teachers aro Invited to sub
mit such articles as they may vfttfy to havo published In this column.
IVJy Nanny goat '
I havo a goat. 1 cai her nanny
She plays with us. I havo a lot
of fun with her. She butted my
little brother down. He told
mamma and mamma said that
Is too bad. I feed her.smnetlmes
We play hide-and-seek with her.
We were tettering on a board
one day and Nanny came up
and got on one end of the board
and tettered with us. , . m,
Alice May .Stevensbr
V Grade 2 B Age 7 m
My Pet Dog.
I have a pet dog his name Ms
Tiny. He is a very kind dog.
Every time papa we.nt to town
Tiny would sit orr fthd i poareh
and nvait for him. I like Tiri
After we had dinner Tiny would
get his dinner. And so one day
while he ate I was going to pet
him. He does not like to have
me pet him, and do you know
what he did he jumped up. and
bit me and I cried. ,r 0n
Grade 2 A Age 8
My cat and bird.
I have three cats and a bird.
I pet my cats and talk to my
bird. I like to see the cats play.
I love to watch the cats and I
like to see the bird bathe. One
of my cats fplowed me and''I
tried to make it go away and t
ran back home. I like to hero,
my bird sing.
Mary Elizabeth Whitney
Grade 2 B Age 7 1
On My Way to Paisley.
I road on the train. It was
very hot in the train. I ate an
oranee In the train. I like to
ride on the train. I saw some
cattle in a field. We ate in the
dinning car on the train. I had
went fast. We were on the
train six days. My sister likes
to ride on the train. Mamma
and papa were with me.
Grade 2 B. Age 9
We have two little canary
birds. They live in a cage. Papa
put cotton into the cage and the
little birds pulled it all around.
They made it. into a nest. Now
they have three little eggs in
the nest. The eggs aro a bluish
color spotted with brown. By'
and by tho eggs will hatch atftT
we will have some birds, ?
' Inga Soleim '
Age 8 ' '
On My Wayto Springfiold.
I left Aberdeen Washtngten
to come to Springfield. Mamma
came with me. papa had gone
before we did. we road on the
train. I like to ride on the train
,1 had some bannanas on the
train. Wo went bo fast I could
hardly see anything wo wont
thru Portland and had dinner
there. When we got to Eugene
papa met us there. I go to
school in Springfield now. Mrs.
.Bartlett is my teacher.' '
' Alice Evans
Grade 2B Age 8
My Cat and Chicken.
I have ti cat and a chicken at
honle,.,', I like' them and they like
me, I think. Two or three years
ago, mainnia would feed my kit
ty and my chicken would fly
over the fence and would drink
the kitty's milk and the chicken
would peck the cat, and the cat
(woutd slap the chicken with his
paw and the chicken would mn
Grade 2 Age 7.
My Pet Chickens.
J have two pet chickens. Their
names are nigger and Sail'. I
can catch them any place. They
will, eat. wheat Nigger like
wheat. I have a chicken house
for Jhem I like my chickens
and they like mo. They come
into the" house at night. I take
Grade 2 A
My Gold Fish.
'I have a little gold fish. It
lives in watef and it can swim.
We have to change Its water
every day. It has a little tall.
Grade 2 A Ago 8.
I have a puppy He Is a white
and yellow puppy I play with
him. I liice my puppy and he will
bark. He will follow mo when
I go to school. I schold him and
make him go back home.
Grade 2 B.
My Gold Fish.
I usedto have, threp gold fish.
One had a short titil, and aways
swam on its side. ,,Ono was a
Httlp, goldish., Que was mine and
(Continued on Pago 3.) 1
itoDort of tho condition of lW Ffrtt National
Dank of Springfiold, In tho Htato o y"" 5
close of bUBlnoaa December 81, 1014, conjej
from report to tho Comptroller of tho Currency:
RESOURCES. f .ino1,Pftl
LoanB, and dlBcounts . . . . . . . ....... J?
U. S. and other Bonds and Warrants. . 21,810.01
Banking Iioubo, real eBtato, furniture
niul HxturoH lVllM.ou
auu nximw ........ .... ,.
Cash and duo from banks ju,uu.j
; I LIABILnjlJSb- , . pnnftnft
Capital-stock. . . iWw . Mj.OOJ.OO
SurphiB and PrOfilB . . . J'SMi
Circulation . laWSin
The Best Groceries
For Less Money
The Fifth Street Grocery
Thos. Sikcs, Prop. Phone 22
Your Banking Business
Transacted hero aids in tho
growth and development of this
community as all of our loan-
able funds are safely dlstribut--f.'.'.(iH
ii:to people living in Springfield'
and vicinity assisting them in
n in their various industries. Our
policy "Is liberal. Wo want your
Commercial State Bank
Capital $30,000.00 v-
"THE HOME OF QUAtlTY GROCERIES"
It Is Due
To active selling of
good good that our
stock is kept fresh
and clean. Try us.
Miller & Mosier
- IF YOU HAVE NEVER TRIED
The Springfield Creamery
CHAS. BARKMAN, Proprietor
Try it and bo convinced that it pays to patronize
FIRST NATIONAL BANK, EUGENE, OREGON.
Capital and Surplus $300,000.00
Intoreats on Savings Accounts a nd Time Certificates ,
Careful, Conscientious Dentistry
DR. J. E. RICHMOND,
Office Phono, 3 Itealdenco 111-J
r:Over Commercial Bank Springfield, Or.