I H-idt Hoc. X- t' " CMitUtiiR Tkt SprlifaA Kews anil Lane Ceaaty Jkar, Which Were CeaeelWatwi February 19, 1914, Kiilored rbrnry iil, 100.1. ntBiirlncnoM, Oregon, ncond. ciAJitcr unfar uotol conreo( March, isft. SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, MONDAY, FEIRUARY 15, 1915. VOL. XIVKO.'S, ' Ma-' MACADAMIZING REST OF SEVENTH City Puto Crow of Men to Work on Seotlon from Main to 8. P. Right of Way. WILL REQUIRE WEEK TO COMPLETE THE WORK Earth Used to Fill .Alley and Appronohoo to the Sec-ond-Stroot Bridge. A crow of ton men under di rection of Frank Powers begun -work this morning grading that portion of Seventh street be tween Main street and the S. P. right of way. Five men -wont to work Saturday to get out rock at tho city quarry for the Im provement of the street. Tho street Is to bo graded to Hs full width between curbs, but the macadamized portion will bo but 18 feet wldo. Tho surplus earth now being removed is being used to fill in tho alley along tho railroad right' of way between Sixth and Fifth street. .This alley will bo used considerably when tho now croainery buld(ng Is erected. Moro of the dirt will bo used as back filling In the approaches to tho concrete brldgo over tho mill race at Second street. Tho Southern Pacific com jpany complotpd tho macadam izing of Its' portion of tho street Saturday, building a lino ma cadam surfaco from tho edgo of tho right of way to the depot, with macadamized platforms opposite tho freight house and also along tho track where goods are unloaded directly to wagon's from, tho cars. DRY CITIES' TAXES LOW Illinois Comparisons Show Wot Towns Havo Higher Rates. i Portland,, 15, A speclnl to tho Oregonian says: Statistics gathered In tho principal cities w6f Illinois outside of Chicago, A (show 'that tho tax rato In tho "dry" cities Is lower than that ; In tho "wot" ones. Jacksonville, a dry town, has a rato of 4.04, and tho rate in Rockford, tho largest dry city In tho state Is 4.51. Decatur, which has Just become dry, has a rate of 0.82 and Bloomington, also ono of tho now dry cities, has a rate of 5.38. Of tho wet cities, Springfield has a rato of 0.14, Peofla 5.59, Quincy 5.03, Lincoln 0.12, Dan ville, 5.10, .Toilet 7.80, Lasallo, ,0.79, Mollno, 7.12 and Ottawa 0.92. EdwardsvIUo leads with 8.05. In Chicago, which Is de cidedly wot, 19 taxing bodies are at work and tho rato cannot now bo estimated, but It is known that, as usual, it will bo high. Marcola Team in Springfield. , Th'q girls basket ball ieam of Marcola was in Springfield Sat urday botweon trains being on their way homo from Coburg, where Friday night they played a game of baskot ball with tho girls team of Coburg. Tho homo team wjnnlng with a score of 24 to 20. Tho Marcola girls will play Santa Clara Saturday, Feb ruary' 20 ami with tho Irving team February 27. Thoso in tho team from Marcola were ; ' Laura Spohn, Lottie McMurry, Pearl Walker, Elya Titus, Alslo Rogers, Mario Dlckert and Mine Ross, coach. Postpone Brotherhood Banquet Tho rogular monthly meeting and banquet of tho Methodist brotherhood, which was sched uled for tonight, has been post poned for ono week. The meet ing Is called for 0:30 promptly, February 22. TO STANDARDIZE CHASE SCHOOL ON FEBRUARY 18 Tho Chaso School under the direction o Miss Kate Boiler, will have a rally Thursday eve ning, February 18, commencing at 7:30. There will bo a school program, tho presentation of tho standardization banner by Supt. E. J. Moore, an Illustrated lec ture by Professor Sweetsor and an address by Prof. WIgmore, of tho University of Oregon and tho Eugene Ulblo university re spectively. SPELLING BEE FEATURE OF GRANGE MEETING An old fashioned spelling bee was one of the features of tho open session of the Springfield grango Saturday, and it was so much fun that It will be repeated at intervals of a month. "Hot Beds and Kitchen Gardens," was tho subject for discussion. Tho public generally Is Invited to' attend the open sessions of tho grange. SPLENDID REVIVALS COME ID A CLOSE New-Made Friends of Evangelist J. Bruco Evans Reluctant to Havo Him Go. Reluctant to let him go, scores of Springfield people lin gered at tho tabernacle Sunday afternoon until Evangelist J. Bruco Evans was compelled to take a car for Eugene to make his appointment at Oregon City that evening. And then a dozen or moro went to Eugene to bid him a farewell when his train pulled out for the north at 2:30. Tho meeting Sunday morning brought to a close, a very suc cessful three weeks .meeting, in which a largo number of con verts were made. The number is not given out. In fact Evans declined oven to count the cards that had been signed, saying ho sought to lead men aright, and not to make a record for con verting numbers. Throughout tho meotlngs ho appealed espe cially to men, urging the Chris tian life as a desirable thing, but not tho easy thing. "A man's sized job," ho called it, and hp declined to allow individual beg ging in the meetings. lie pre ferred to present his message, and leave action entirely to tho volition of his hearers. Ho made a largo number of personal friends, and they wero reluctant to boo him go. Tho greater part of tho audlenco that filled the tabornaclo Sunday morning pressed forward to give him a parting handclasp, Singing under tho direction of Harold Humbert tpok on an added vim for tho final service. All tho Springfield pastors mot classes of converts at their , churches Sunday afternoon, At tho Methodist ohuroh Sunday ' evening 32 now' members were Jreqolved, and n'oxtlSunday as many moro aro expected, Tlfo LONG a GROSS WILL ERECT NEW HOI FOR SPRINGFIELD CREAMERY Concrete Building Planned for Main Street Near Sixth Begin Work About March 1 Messrs. W. N. Long of the firm of Flcgal & Long, and his associate, Mr. Cross of Eugene, owners of the lot on Main street next tho Thompson & Richard son blacksmith shop, will erect at once a one-story concrete building for the use of the Springfield Creamery during a term of years. Announcement of this was made this morning by II. C. Barkman, manager of the local creamery, and confirmed by Mr. Long. Mr. Long stated that he will begin at once on the plans for tho new structure. It will be 33 by 100 feet in dimensions, cov ering the whole lot where Fle- jgle & Long have tiling stored at this time. Tho building is to have concrete walls and floors, and will be arranged to suit the convenience of Mr. Barkman's business. Baptist and Christian churches will receive their new members at a later date. After a series of meetings at Oregon jCity, Evans will, return for meetings at Creswell, Junc tion City, and Cottage Grove. SCHOOL RALLY TO BE HELD FRIDAY 'EVENING Supervisor A. I. O'Reilly and a number of educators of note, will bo In Springfield Friday eve ning to address a school rally, which will bo held at the Lincoln building at S o'clock. The pa trons of the schools are urged to attend. The program will be published in The News Thurs day. Ed Wells, living north of town just outside tho corporation, has a Jersey ,cow 15 years old of which he is justly proud. The past four weeks Mr. and Mrs. Wells have kept an account of the amount of butter sold, and In that time just 41 pounds have been marketed, besides that used at home and also tho milk consumed. This Is tho first time any record has been kept of butter sold by Mr. Wells. WEST SPRINGFIELD SCHOOL SI Nearly 300 Patrons View Ex hibit of Work and Hear Talks by Educators. Nearliy 300 patrons of the West Springfield school attend ed the standardization rally held at the school last Friday evening when School Superintendent E. J. Mooro delivered tho "Stand ard" pennant. EvangellBt J. Bruco Evans gave a splendid talk on education, and his as sistant, Harold Humbert, gavo a reading Talks wore made by Prof. A. S,. Sweotser of the Uni versity of Oregon and by W, A. Beer. . On the upper floor the pupils 'Just how the building is to hi divided has not been deter mined. There is to be an office Injthe front portion, and prob ably a store room fronting 10 feet on the street and extending back half tho length of the building. Provision will be made for a cold storage plant, and space left for additional ma chinery which is to be installed. An elevated 2, platform for the convenience of cream patrons, will be placed at tho rear of the building. Long expects construc tion work to start about March l,and believes about a month will bo consumed in the work. ,,v,The Springfield creamery has built up a fine business in the fe 4' years it has been in exist ence, and has the enviable repu tation of supplying all of the creamery butter sold in the lo cal market made a display of the wojpjfc,hey "are doing in the sx:hoo d there afso a dainty lunSheoh was oaryed, ' Yherpuplla'jof thi5e4. gave a long program in a splendid manner, and reflected the hard training they have been given by the teachers: Mrs. Genevieve Beaman, Miss Dove McGee, Miss Myrtle Copenhaver and Mrs. Minnie Kahler. SCHOOL BOARD ACTS ON THREE PROBLEMS ' At a special meeting of the Springfield school board Friday evening, the proposition of J. J. Bryan to give free Saturday matinee tickets to students in the grades who attained a cer tain standard set by the schools, was accepted. The board took cognizance of the class of films being shown here, and of the special educational value of many of the subjects. The board considered at length the matter of requiring a breakage fee of 50 cents from students registered in the phy sics, botany, physical geography domestic science and manual training courses, the unforfeited portion of the fee to be returned at the end of the school term. (Continued on Pago 3.) LOWER LUMBER' I A reduction from $5 to $3.50 a ton In freight rates on rough green lumber from tho Willam ette valley saw mills to inter mediate points in California will take place on May'l, accord ing to word received today from Washington by the Booth-Kelly Lumber company of Eugene. This Is tho effect of a ruling by the Interstate commerce com mission In denying the Southern Pacific company exemption from tho fourth section of tho interstate laws. Tho reduction which amounts FRE GH to thirty per cent, marks a vict ory III a fight made by the Wil lamette valley lumbermen cov ering nearly a year and will be a great benefit to the lumber men of the valley, after the lum ber business opens up again as is expected. The reduction of the rate, as a matter of fact, is considered will be an Import ant factor in bringing about Im proved market conditions. The case was heard uefore Commissioner Thurtcll, of the Interstate Commerce Commis sion in San Francisco, On Sept ember 17, 1914. The case in volves the long and short haul clause, which is embodied In the "fourth section." The rail roads asked to be permitted to charge a higher rate from Wil lamette valsy points to inter mediate points in California than to San Francisco direct. In other words the railroad is now charging $3.50 a ton on rough green lumber into San Francisco, but It is charging $5 a ton on the same commodity billed from the Willamette val ley to points between Eugene and San Francisco. 'This will open to us a large territory in California that will be very important as business picks up," A. C. Dixon, manager of- the Booth-Kelly company stated today after he read the telegram from Washington. Guard. PEHNSYLVAMIANS - form k mm Entertain J. Bruce Evans at Din ner Over Thirty .Members When Officers are Selected. . . Native Pennsylvanians to the number of 34, and as many more friends and Pennsylvanians-by-decent, attended a dinner given Saturday in the Reapers Hall; and the natives of the Keystone state subsequently perfected or ganisation for the purpose of m cheasing the fellowship of -the Oregon residents hailing from" the Atlantic seaboard. J. Bruce' Evans, the evangelist who has just closed a series of meetings here, was the guest of honor. A splendid chicken dinner was served by the ladies. Music and reminiscences filled in the hour before dinner, The election resulted in the selection of the following of ficers: President, Rev. C. F. Eisenmenger; secretary, Mrs. Lucy Cranmer; treasurer, Bruce Lansberry. Following aro the members of the society: J. B. Male, Rev. C. F, Eisenrilenger, Mrs. C. F. Eisenmenger, J. P. Vaughn, M. M. Male, EdnaPlatt, Kate Lans bery, Ruth Lansbery, Hugh Lansbery, T. J. McCracken, Le- ota McCracken, Winona Piatt, Mrs. Mary Piatt, S. W. Cranmer, Lansbery, William . T. Rouse, Charles W. Piatt, Ida Piatt, Sam H. Richmond, Mrs, Viola Spaun, Mrs. Mary Kellogg, Mrs. Blanche Flegal, L, E. Flegal, Louis Mc Cracken, Bruco E. Lansbery, U. G. McElhaney, J. Bruce Evans, John F. Shaffer, William Glenn, William Lansbery, Emma LI. Vaughn, Orson Vaughn, Paul Lansbery, W. J. Yale, Tho names of some 80 former Pennsylvania people had been obtained, but all could not attend the meeting :, Saturday. Other meetings ylU bo held from time to time. PHHSfflf PLANS 10 BE DISCUSSED Development League Will Ce Into Details of Plan ?or Man at Frisco. - i ' PROVIDE LITERATURE i . FOR ALL INQUIRERS Nominations to Be Reopened,' Preparing for Election on Tuesday, March 9.. , An adjourned meeting of the Springfield Development League will be held at the League rooms Tuesday evening, February 16, for the purpose of discussing the report of a committee that inter viewed the Eugene Commercial club on the subject of contribu tions for the keeping of a Lane county representative at the Panama exposition. The com mittee found that the plans for the Willamette valley exhibit do not contemplate the advancing of any one district or town more than" another, but is intended to show the resources of the valley as a whole. This, together with assurances of the Eugene com mittee that each -town in the county is to receive the same treatment, influenced the com mittee to, look, -with some favor upon the request tftat Spring field join with Eugene and the rest of the county in raising tlie $130 required, to kaepainan at the raTr for theten months kifc is open. The League ,wilL,apt on this report tomorrow night. The League will also receive a report from W- A. D.H1, who was appointed at the. last meet ing to investigate various filans for securing publicity, and give an estimate of cost of each. , Nominations preparatory to the annual election of" March,. 2, will ,be.be re-opened so some va cancies can be filled. , : , HARRY BOWN IS NOW . , LANE COUNTY JUDGE Salem, Ore., Feb. 9. iTheSu preme Court held that the initi ative law which was adoptedby the people "at the general elec tion in 1910 did not take effect till it was proclaimed by the Governor on December 3, 1910, and that it was not retroactive, but applies only to officers elecc ed subsequent to Its adoption, and that the County Judges who were elected to office' at the 1910 election do not hold office for six years, as provided in the in itiative measure. Bown Assumes the Office., By this decision, Harry Bown, who was elected county judge to succeed Judge Thompson at the November election, becomes county judge of Lane county, and was so notified at his farm home north of Eugene Tuesday. Mr. Bown dropped tho plow handles, went to Eugene, took the oath of office and became Lane county's judge last Wed nesday morning. Among the first to congratulate Judge Bown was the retiring judge who said: T wish first to thank my many good friends for their loyal sup port and extend my .appreciation for the many favors extended. The people of Lane county are fortunate in having elected a man of the integrity arid ability of Harry Bown. He, has my- most sincere, congratulations.