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SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, MONDAY, MARCH 1, 1915
VOL. XIV. MO. 9.
New
LANE COUNTY
BELIEVES IN SINGLE
LEGISLATIVE HOUSE
M. Fonvlck, Momber of the Log
lolnturo, Gives His Impres
sion of Rocoht Session.
BUSINESS, WATCHWORD
ALL ALONG THE LINE
Sonnto Critlclood for Attitude
on Anti-Lobby "MoimTro
Pnsood by Houso.
Dy M. FBNWICK
very often has not Uio timo or
opportunity to do this, jib hlij
attontlon must, If ho does his
duty py his conotltuontb, bo con
Htiuitly on tho business of tho
houso vhoro ho holds member
ship. At tho scission juot closed
tho uvcrugo membor worked 10
hours and very often much
longer.
Then, the worst feature of the
two-houpo organization Is the
fact UuiL one house passes uum
erous bills and withholds theni
from tho other houso until on
tho ovo of adjournment and
then rushes them In to bo passcdJ
upon m n row Hours, witn no
time for consideration, when all
Is excitement and turmoil, and
many bills that would be of
EMPLOYERS FIRS!
10 BE OUT OF JO
Prosldont Sproule of the South
ern Pacific Tells Real Rea
son of Unemployment.
WORK FOR LABOR ONLY
WHEN EMPLOYERS BUSY
Business of tho Nation Bewil
dered by Attacks of Plat
form Performers.
Chicago, Feb. 25. The coun-
I wish to say that I was most groat benefit to tho people arc, try is In the midst of a period
favorably Impressed with tho snowed under on the old adage,
personnel oftho House of Re- and not by any means a bad one,
bers was composed oflSTAOIN Svhon in doubt vote no. Also,
prcscntatives. 'It did seem as if, when overything is in a whirl Is
this body of GO members was a mighty fine time to pass tho
composed of persons who were bill that contains a beautiful
determined to do all In their i Joker that often makes trouble
power to better conditions thru- and causes people to lose confl
out tho slate, not only In a finan- denco in tho legislature as a
cial way, but from a moral and jbody.
educational standpoint as well.
There woro no political nlays
made that did not moot with tho
disapproval of tho membership,
and every attempt In this direc
tion was invariably called down
by some member In such man
ner that attempts in this direc
tion soon ceased.
i
Business and business meth
ods -wore the watchword all
along tho line. Wo had trouble
with tho Senate for tho reason
that they seemed to think? that
ilio Houso of Representatives
wcro a lot of weaklings men
tally and wero Incompetent to
cither orlginato or pass, a law
that would fill tho bill unless this
groat body of mental celebrities, i
comonly known as tho Oregon
Senate In their Infinite wisdom
Had overhauled tho whole bill
had revised and ro-rcvlsed It and
tacked on numerous amend
monts and showed their superior
wisdom in law-making affairs,
Or, as in the caso of tho Anti
lobly bill, passed early in tho scs
slon, put it to sleep along tho In
definite postponement route,
unci turned a hordo of lobbyists
with nil kinds of edged tools, ns
it wero, to influonco tho law
making powers to enact laws for
the special Interests and nothing
for tho people. This may bo
good politics, but it is a very
poor, state of affairs for tho best
interests of tho peoplo, or tho
state as a whole.
But I don't wish to be under
stood as finding fault with any
individual of whom this body
was composed, but I do really
think that, as a body thoy over
rated themselves, and under
fated Bomo less pretentious
bodies. It is also my humblo
opinion that tho peoplo would
have better laws and less ox
ponso if ono or tho other of ho
houses woro abolished, for tho
reason that tho houso that orig
inates a bill has in tho commit
tee and on tho floor thrashed out
ovory principle to tho minutest
detail with tho maker of tho bill,
vho gives a (Mailed statement
of tho reasonB for presenting tho
Bamo and why tho Samo should
becomo a law. But when the
bill goes to tho other houso for
its approval or rejection tho
mombors there, never having
given tho question a thought,
very often dofeat a measure of
great merit. Tho maker of tho
bill has not the right to make
any statement on tho floor, as to
tho bill, but can pnly go before
tho committee having tho bill in
charge and make a statement
In skeleton form, as it woro,' and
Fry Buys tho Cafotoria.
J. P. Fry completed a deal on
Saturday whereby ho purchases
from Green & Morris the cafe
teria and restaurant in tho Fry
RankinTniildlng. Ho has leased
tho business to Mrs. Minnie A.
Hefner of Brownsville. .
Mrs. Gertrudo Brlgham Dies.
Mrs. Gertrude Brlgham, wife
of Edward Brlgham, died at tho
family homo on A street be
tween Fifth and Sixth at 10
o'clock Sunday evening, Febru
ary 28, 1915, aged 37 years. Tho
funeral services will bo held at
Walker's chapel nt 2 o'clock -on
Tuesday afternoon, and inter
ment will be made at tho Laurel
Hill cemetery.
Rey. Eisenmenger
Resigns as Pastor
Rev. C. F. Eisenmenger sur
prised his congregation at the
Baptist church yesterday by of
fering Ids resignation and then
preaching his farewell sermon.
Rev. and Mrs. Eisenmonccr
came to Springfield from tho
east seven months ago, and
found a firm place in tho hearts
of their people hero. All their
relatives live in tho east, and
when tho Invitation recently
came to return to Williamsport,
Pennsylvania, tho call could not
bo resisted. They expect to
leavo Springfield tho last of this
week or the first of next.
Creamery Contract
To be Let Tuesday
W. N. Long, who with his as
sociate, Mr. Cross of Eugene,
nro to erect a concrete building
for tho Springfield creamery, ex
pects to lot tho contract tomor
row. Plans for tho building
woro completed sonic little time
ago, and figures asked. It is
expected that the building will
bo completed and turned over to
tho croamory company by April
first.
School Rally at Jasper
Ono hundred and UO peoplo
attended tho standard school
rally Avhlch was held at Jasper
Thursday evening.
Tho program given by tho
school was highly pleasing to
tho audience. It was followed
by very Instructive addresses by
supervisor a. i. O'lteiuy, Prof.,
French, of th 0. A. C. and Mr.
Coglbn, county agriculturist.
of unemployment and ' distress
tho like of which the nation nev
er saw before, William Sproule,
president of the Pacific system
of tho Southern Pacific com
pany declared hero tonight in
an address at the annual dinner
of the Traflic Club. He attri"
bated this condition to what he
said was a long continued clam
or against all sorts of public
businesses and predicted its end
011I3 when returning prosperity
for employers should spell pros
perlty for the employed. Begin
ning by outlining difficulties
faced by transportation business
which, he said, "had lost its mo
mentum," he broadened to tho
state of business generally, and
took vigorous exception to any
suggestion that business condi
tions would be better if business
men believed they would be bet
ter ' - . , , j
"The booster lifts nothing
higher than the level of his own
teeth," declared the railway ex
ecutive. "The trumpeter of
prosperity beguiles only his own
ears. Prosperity is real, or it
does not exist. We do not have
to look for it; It comes to us. It
grows within our sight like a
plant coming to flower.. It comes
to us when tho employer re
sumes employment, and it wil
not come to us until the people
generally, whether their capac
ity bo large or small, whether
they work with their muscles or
their minds (and all work re
quires mind) discover that their
condition Improves only as their
employer is prosperous.
"It is the habit of the time to
speak of unemployment as if it
related only to those who work
for a specific hourly, weekly or
monthly wage. It is thought of
chiefly as relating to those en
gaged .in minor places or in the
humbler duties of life.
"The facts run- quite to the
contrary. It is the employer
who is first out of employment
As a natural sequence he is fol:
lowed by the employe.
"Unemployment begins only
when tho employer himself is
unemployed. When the employ
or Is prosperous and his energies
aro properly omployed, employes
have abundant employment, and
they also prosper.
"But why is this period of un
employment? It is because all
business is bewildered and un
certain. A long period of mis
representation, misunderstand
ings, and pettifogging has so
misled the public mind that,
throughout' tho country, ovory
prosperous business, indeed ev
ery organization, prosperous or
not, which is big enough to at
tract the public platform per
former flnds that it exists In an
atmosphere of attack.
lttieal economists, Business is
filled to satiety with economio
theories, ,
"Wh'en men ask for work they
are handed an epigram.
"But tho sad fact Is, tho more
political theories aro proposed,
tho poorer becomo the peoplo.
I urge the prosperity of the
average man.
"To secure that prosperity, I
urge the imperative necessity of
taking business out of an atmos
phere of attack into the old
fashioned go-ahead atmosphere
of business initiative and Ameri
can enterprise. I urge relief
from tlie fads, fancies, and isms
which have filled the streets with
unemployment and put away the
dinner pall Of the worklngman
empty upon the shelf of the Im
poverished home. I urge the
restoration of confidence in the
fact that American businessmen
are the peers of any in the world.
Finally, I urge that the public
Interest in transportation Is that
it shall be prosperous in order
that it may be a successful, en
ergetic aid to all the business it
is designed to serve."
That the president and many
governors are "anxious stu'dents
offthe needs of our time," Mr.
Sproule said, was "happy aug
ury and patriotic assurance that
th present is a passing phase."
A letter from James J. Hill
said that legislation of the last
two years which he termed the
most important in commercial
and financial affairs since the
Civil war, has so distracted busi
ness that not the best informed
legislator nor the ablest lawyer
cap give any more than a hint
what the effects of these regula
tions will be on business.
Mr. Hill did not offer an opin-
io.njas to the ultimate effect of.
tins legislation but said wnetner
it be good or bad, the adaption
of the country's business to the
newcondltions; would produce a
trial period, extremely critical for
every kind of activity.
FATHER WRITES SLOGAN
SON DONATES POSTER
1915 Rom FetiVl Receives Werk 9t
Art from Famous Oregn Boy.
SPRIHEU) MAN
m A MADSTONE
Remembers that His Mother
Several Times Cured Per
sons Bitten by D.ogs.
Portland's 1915 Roso Festival has a
unique poster tho most artistic ever
used and It Is the .work of an Oregon
boy, Fred Q. Cooper, now one of tho
world's "foremost artists. His father,
J. C. Cooper, of McMinnvllle, Oregon,
wrote tho winning slogan, "The Whole
World Knows the Portland Rose." At
his father's personal request young
Cooper donated tho poster to Incorpor
ate tho slogan. PorUand has co
operated with, Seattle, Tacoma, Walla
Walla and Spokane in securing con
ventions that will bring more than
250,000 visitors to Washington and
Oregon.
Finds Springfield
Is a Busy Place
say that on many areas 50 per
cent of the grazing value of the
range is destroyed by their work.
This destruction is brought
about in three ways: First, by
the actualifood which they con-
sume or store away, which con
sists of the roots of various
grasses and forage plants. In
one store-room alone over 1,000
were found. Second, the mounds
of earth thrown out by the go
pher cover considerable forage.
This mayappear of small con-
STONE STICKS TO WOUND'
UNTIL FULL OF POISON
Cousin Traveled forVThlrty
Hours to Reach the Riggs
Home for Treatment.
The recent flassfoge of a town
ordinance requiring that dogs
be kept off the streets, on ac
count Of the possible danger of
rabies, reminded Thurman
RIggs of a madstoas .lie now
has, received from his mother,,
and a gift to her from her
grandfather. This stone is said
to have the property of absorb
ing from the human system the
poison of snakes or of the bite
of a mad dog.
RIggs relates that on a num
ber of occasions he had seen his
mother use, the stone, and al
ways successfully.' When the
stone is applied to the wound, it
clings firmly to the flesh until
it is saturated with the poison,
and then it drops off. If placed
in sweet milk the poison 'is re
moved and the stone can be
used again. A cousin of Riggs
once rode for 30" hours to reach
Mrs. RIggs after he had' been
bitten by a mad dog. The stone
s-asrapplied .-ave timesjjef orirall ,
the poison Was removed.
"Many1 people do not believe
the madstone has this 'power,"
said RIggs, but I have seen1 niy
mother use this stone nianv
" Z. T. Kintzley, formerly a resi
dent of Springfield, but for the
past year or more -a resident of
Lents, a suburb of Portland, is
here for a week or ten days to
look after property interests
Mr. Kintzley declares business
in Springfield is much better
than it Is in Portland, and he
thinks the operation of the mill
has a lot to do with the busy
aspect of this town.
Trades for' Idaho Farm.
T. 13. Ryan of West Springfield
laBt week traded his tract of 2
acres for a farm of 120 acres in
Idaho. He left this morning for
his new home, but Mrs. Ryan
will remain In Eugene for a time
before going on to Idaho,
FOREST NEWS
The district forester at Port
land, Oregon, announces that a
report has recently been com-j
pleted upon a study made last
summer and fall to determine
tho amount of damage done by
rodents, notably the pocket go
pher. The study was made by
the Biological Survey, and tho
area chosen for the investigation.
was upon tho Ochoco National
'orest in central Oregon. Tho
facts brought out by the study
are somewhat startling.
It has been known to tho For
est Service for some years that
certain areas had the appear
ance of being overgrazed, but
t was not until a more intensive
study of tho range was made
that suspicion turned toward tho
pocket gopher so frequently
seen in these localities. As a re
sult, of the study of tho ways of
these little animals, it is safe to
sequence, but each mound will
average a square foot in size. On tImeS( and sne always cured u'er
IOUnU an Innfionf '
The stone is about two inches
one area tnere was
average of 8,800 mounds to the
acre. This means that one
fourth of each acre was ren
dered valueless. Third,, their
system of burrowing countless
runways fairly undermines the
ground, Increases the friability
pf the soil, destroys the root sys
tems of the plants above, and
when stock in bands passes over
the ground, it is as badly torn
up as if it had been plowed.
After having ascertained these
facts, the agent of the Biological
Survey set about a method of
combating the pests. Pieces of
sweet potato, seasoned with a
preparation of sugar and stry
chnine, were placed in the go
pher runways by means of a
long pointed stick. In going
in diameter and is porus, much
after the structure of a sponge.
Seventh Street Is , "
Again Being Used
After being closed for nearly
a month while being macadam
ized, Seventh street was thrown.
open to travel this afterhoon,,af
ter the city had given its portion
of the street a final rolling.' w
The Southern Pacific com
pany first macadamized the por-tion-of
the street extending from
the station to the edge of the
right of way, including in tho
itnnrnvfliriPTif- 1sn tho enncii In
over the area a second time, ltfront of thft f. llmifift nm1
was found that from 95 to 100 uw
mv. .UUU1115 uaw vnvai. ui uiu
jig tcui ui fcujijiiuio verOfjpnnj. . , "f
ThOSe rpho H nnmnWurf vAa
poisoned the first round
that survived .the first dose of
poison would soon throw up
fresh mounds and could be easily
detected and poisoned on the
Second round.
PLAN TO START
REBUILDING ROAD
cadaniifcitig of its portion "of the
street a week or more ago, but
let it stand for a week to settle.
While the improvements were
being made the railroad com
pany handled local freight "at
the Morrison warehouse. 1 ...
The completion of the Wil
lamette river wagon road will be
commenced by May 1, weather
permitting, and a force of fifty
or sixty men will be placed at
work at that time, according to
Thomas O. Russell, assistant
Southern Pacific engineer, who
returned this week from a trip
north. This is the work that the
Southern Pacific company was
required to do by tho( circuit
court, following the $100,000
damage suit filed by Lane
county. 1
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HilLUne will-operate gas-jjlecr
tric cars on. Portland-Rainier
lino; ' ' '
Will Use Big Engines. -Beginning
this week ' the
Southern Pacific expects to in
troduce a new type of monster
locomotive on several of its
overland trains through the Wil
lamette valley. These engines
are larger than any ever used on
the Southern Pacific. They
weigh 105 tons, or fifteen tons
more than the heaviest engine
now in use on the Southern
Pacific. One of the big "Mika
does" as they are called.was run
over the line a few days ago to
determine whether or not it will
take - the turns satisfactorily.
The; bjg locomotives, will jnrob
ably '.bG'firsfc, used, on tho "San
Francisco express. ' "