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THE LANE COUNTY NEWS
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Published Every MomUy atid Thursday by the LiCojniy
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Ose Vo r -u-n-Zi - Six Months .75 Thrco Months .69
t AdTcrtislBB rates furnished on application. ,
And Remember to Get a Stop-Over for Springfield.
SPUING FIELD, OREGON, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1915.
BE READY TO GIVE REPLY
Citizens at & mass meeting Tuesday evening talked over
, the matter of raising a fund for exploiting Springfield this
coming summer when so many visitors to the California expo
sitions will be passing this way. The sum suggested to be
spent; was small, and rightly so.
H This Is no time for entering upon a national campagin for
the exploitation of Springfield before the whole world. The
.time tor thai work has passed. This year hundreds and thou
sands of communities will be pressing their claims upon the
travelers who come west The best thing for Springfield to do
is to keep out of this expensive race, and confine here efforts
to the less expensive plan of providing sufficient literature,
and sufficient office facilities to answer the questions of those
who hove sufficient interest to ask about Springfield.
Inquiries by exposition officials convince them that over
one million persons are coming from points east of Salt Lake
o San Francisco, and that at least one-half of theset together
with thousands more from points farther west, and going to
visirthe Northwest before they return. Out of this half million
and;'more who are going to come thruogh the Willamette
Valley, there must of necessity be many who will be interested
ni Springfield. Such as these must be supplied with the litera
ture that is necessary to satisfy them. In that way it will be
possible to make settlers and Investors of those who can see
in Springfield the opportunity they have been seeking.
Another phase of the preparation for visitors is discussed,
In the Evening Telegram under the heading, "Our Opportunity
. Greater than We Realize." The Telegram says:
Suppose that all property owners and householders of the city were
assembled In one place, and all of them who are making special personal
effort to make the city put on the garb of hospitable beauty agalnBt
next Summer's invasion from the East were asked to raise their hands,
Vould the hand-raising be unanimous? It would be a matter of doubt If a
majority of those present could respond.
, As one goes about the city he can observe a- great deal golnarforward
.ror the reception of next Summer's visitors. He can also observe where
there, is, opportunity for much more to be done, and no Indication of any
thing moving. The sentiment ought to be such that everything will be
doing which Is doable. " "' '
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One has only to pick up any of the current magazines which treats
pf men, events and things of National interest, and he will "find repeated
urging, and evidence of a widespread resolve to turn the stream of travel
to theso Pacific shores, which oth eryears has crossed the Atlantic. By
reason of its expositions California Is, of course, the objective point, but
te entire Pacific Coast will be the touring ground; and the fame of Ore
gon will bring a good percentage of that travel within our gates.
We need to be earnestly convinced of all this, and be governed in
our community duty by the same considerations that would obtain if
the occasion .were to be one which would call for .Individual hospitality.
Iit .every citizen help as he can to put the city In Its best dress.
KEEP THINGS MOVING.
It Is our home trade that is in the doldrums. Let's pull
it out. '
, your winter overcoat-is a bit shabby, but may, at a pinch,
last through the season. Well, suppose you buy a new one
, now and. jf need be keep it until" next winter. Prices today are
n$ch lower than they are likely to be at the. beginning of
next 'winter. Think over the feasibility of buying a neVsuit
on the same basis.
Or if you contemplate building a house or extending your
plant" why not take advantage of the present low price of ma
terials? 'You can save perhaps $100 on each $1000 of ex
penditure. Remember the dollar you spend will help provide work
for some breadwinner. Every, purchase you can afford will
f start the wheels of industry revolving a little faster.
Once business attains acertaln momentum It will go
ahead without special effort. But it needs special effort now
and it is your duty as a patriotic citizen and as a human being
with a heart to do all in your power to see that it gets this
special effort. 4
t, T(er statement can be made here that the strongest in
terests in the country are to co-operate whole heartedly with
the government in striving to bring about a recovery in indus
try. President Wilson is to be taken at Ills word by tliesc in
terests and for the present nothing is to be done by them,
they state, to retard the forward movement that is so much
needed to drive away unemployment and distress, which, if
not carefully handled, might, conceivedly, culminate unhappi
ly, not to use more specific languageExaminer,
VT&Vugh a mechanical effor it was stated in a special
rspatch to' The Register yesterday that Springfield had been
made a flag slation'for Train No, 15. Springfield Junction was
-intended the word "Junction" being inadvertantly omitted.".
V (Register,- " ty... ' '! ;,i ...-.,,
Judging by the -Register's effor'o maWcb?rec!on, the
unfortunate Item was an error all right. ' '.?
An incident at" LI.
j Evtm as I road of1 the cam
paign in Northern Belgium th'ero
Jpomcs the memory of an inci
dent which occurred several
years ago on the station plat:
form at Liege.
In the company of two Ameri
cans, who had beon studying nt
German universities, I was trav
eling from Berlin to Paris.' Wo
spent tho night at Liege, ami in
the morning woro on hand' to
take tho Paris express.
. As my knowlcdgo of both
French and German was decide
edly limited, it fell to my lot to
look after -the hand luggage,
while my companions, saw to tho
tickets and tho checking of the
'trunks. While I was thus en-
"Vniiil Antnl-tMlli IflllltllatfA Id
A wilt fiiiiviibnii . r
very strango."-L. A. Timed.
She. Wasn't Pretty., .,
Wo met him leaving his ofllco
during working hours, the othor
"Whoro aro you going at this
tlino of day?" wo asked.
"Going to go to tho train and
meet my wifo's older slater who
is coming to make us a visit,"
ho responded, not very enthusiastically.
"Can't sho got to your house
with out being mot. You only
live a short walk from tho sta
tion." "Yes, that's what my wifo sug
gested. But I'd rather meet her.
You sec, if I meet her in public I
gaged, a well-dressed, north- wm tmvo au excuse ror not Kiss-
gentleman, of distinctly German InS Ad ,f 1 t hor in my
type, stepped up and spoke to own nomo wen, uon t you
...I... Tl... 1. II..
1q, aw way i in uui iu uiu ui-'jiuti
I shook my head. "Nicht vcr- Cleveland nam Licaior.
steh," said I.
He tried again, and then I ask
ed him a question in my limited
An Inattontivo Schoolboy.
Of course, little Johnny's full
attention should have been upon
n . n n. ii ..,..) rnl.-....t.'
"Nicht versteh," he replied in "s
turn I i'u nuiuun iiu viuuiu duu tl 01(1111-
Wo began to make gestures r,el aPjnS up a tree ana
T .1 ll WtHHUfa IIIVW mo UV1V, Will IU
the German words I know,,
which were about nine. They
poke his funny little nose out
didn't seem familiar to him. Wo
began again to make gestures,
but of no avail. Finally a bril
liant Idea occured to me.
"Parlez-vous Francalse?" said
"Oui, out," he replied eagerly.
He mopped his brow, then
said something that sounded
suspiciously like French to mo.
"Je ne comprend pas," stiid I.
Finally 1 managed to ask him a
"Je ne comprend pas," said
he. And once more we began
At this juncture I espied one
Of my companions and hailed
him with relief. "Here. Rob h-
Rnn. for hpsivpn's sriltf lipln rHifji
poor devil out! I've been trying eJ Jolm"y
to find out for the last lb ml'n- cer' W8 ,a
utes what he wants,"
The stranger literally fell upon
my neck. "By cracky !" he cried,
"can you talk English?"
"You bet," I boasted. "I'm an
American." , -
"Then, for the love of Mike,
why didn't you say so!" said. he.
"I'm from Kansas City." K. R.
in Lv A. Times.
again presently and scuttlo
down for another nut to deposit
in his storehouse. Wherefore,
when tho teacher asked him a
question, Johnny was blissfully
unaware that he had been called
"Johnny I" exclaimed tho
teacher. " Johnny Jones!"
Johnny's head came round
"Johnny Jones," said the tea
cher, sternly, "I don't believe
you've heard a word I've said!
If you can't pay attention you
can stay in after school, and
and give mo your individual at
tention! I asked you how many
years has Captain John Smith
v"IIuh," exclaimed the fluster-
"Dead? Why, tca
the first I've heard
about his even being sick."
Unbelievably Big. , .
English as she is spoke In
England opens pitfulls almost
as numerous as those of a for
eign language to an American.
A Los Angeles society matron
was guest of honor at a London
dinner last summer. Of course
California became the topic of
general conversation and she
was asked many wierd ques
"Do pines grow in Califor
nia?" queried the host. '
"Oh, yes, many varieties of
"What's the favorite variety?',',
"The sugar pine, I think."
"How large is the sugar
"Very often as much as six
teen feet in circumference."
The Englishman gasped, then
stared at his guest as if suddenly
convinced that he was entertain
ing the Baroness Munchausen
unawares. He asked no more
questions for the time being. But
after dinner he again approach
ed the American lady. "Are they
edible?" he said with explosive
suddenness. "Those big, pines,'
you know. Fancy!"
"Edible!" echoed the puzzlqd
lady, "How can a tree be
"But the pine isn't a tree'
persisted the Englishman. "It's
a fruit. With, prickles, you
"Oh, I see. You mean a pine
apple.?1 i t)
; "We call them pines here,K
answered the Englishman stiffly
Didn't Like tho Taste.
Representative William A.
Ashbrook, of Ohio, received an
almost tearful letter from a wo
man In his district, Imploring
him not to send any more Gov
ernment seeds or bulbs info their
once tranquil home. It seems
that Ashbrook. not content with
sending a few radish and lettuce
seeds, had franked a large con
signment of narcissus and tulip
bulbs as nuggets of good cheer
to a few of the more fortunate'
among the constituents.
One woman set only part of
the bulbs into the ground and
put. the others away for future
reference. Then she hired a new
cook and shortly thereafter gave
a dinner, a feature of which was
to be a certain kind of salad con
taining onions. Many a thought
f ul reader has doubtless guessed
by now what happened how
the bitter taste of the narcissus
bulbs Inadvertently substituted
for onions complicated the feast
and how all was woe.
"We will not care for 'any
more Government bulbs," the
woman wrote to Ashbrook, "the
flowers could not possibly re
compense for the trouble wo
had over the Balad." Fred C.
"I wonder how so many for
est fires catch?" said Mrs. Mc-
'Perhaps they catch accident
ally from the mountain ranges,"
suggested Mr, McBride.
Gold Hill planning street im
Cotage Grove is to have a
Rex is moving1 for a now high
Bchdol. , .
; .Sohate passed bill for now
$50,000 Normal Training school
atMonmouth. - v k ,.
Tho man who does nil his business through his
Bnnk la Instantly recognized as a systematic
business man and ono whoso chances for success
Th$ man who does not ubo a Bank is not mak
ing (ho mostof his opportunities.
A cortifal wclcomo awalta you at UiJiuHri
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First National Bank
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SAFETY- CON V N I ENCE -SERVICE 8
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For Less Money
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How Much Money'Did You
Save Last Month?
Not much! Thero nro others, but we know one man who
gave himself a note for 1000.00, then opened an interest
paying deposit account with Us and saved until he paid
4 PER CENT interest is one of tho best paying little
machines you ever operated.
Commercial State Bank
FIRST NATIONAL BANK, EUGENE, OREGON.
Capital and Surplus 1300,000.00
Interests on Savings Accounts a nd Time Certificates
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you wish to pay taxes on, giving us number of acres, number
of Section and Township and Range; or If town property"
glvo us lot and block number and what Addition. We will
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'We Charge Only 25c
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charge of one per cent. Bo sure to send tho minimum
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ance If any can bo paid later. Our method is endorsed by
'leading business men of tho County,
FISK & WOLGOTT, Box 312, Eugene, Ore.
IF YOU HAVE NEVER TRIED
The Springfield Creamery
CHAS. BARKMAN, Proprietor
Try it and be convinced that it pays to patronize
W.JFl WALKER '
unpebt3k!er i A . ,
Flee Phone 62; Residence 67-J
West, Main 8t.
HERBERT E. WALKER
PW!U. Wy HU, Springfield, re,