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THE LANE COUNTY NEWS
W. A. DILL
Edker Mid Man-
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Published Bverjf Monday Mid Thursday by the Lane County'
RATES OP SUBSCRIPTION
Ose. Ycar 11.60 Six Months .75 Three Mouths .60
" A&VerttsisK rates furnished on application. "
And Rsmember to Get a Stop-Over for Springfield.
SPRINGFIELD, OREGON, MONDAY, MARCH 1, 1915.
WAR THROWS BURDENS ON WOMEN.
Exchange i The great international war now raging over
all Europe means a great deal t6 the" women of that continent.
While the dispatches and newspapers and the bulletin boards
In-these stirring times are given over to the doings of the men,
the soldiers and the sailors, one should not forget the wives
and moUiersoTtfie war torn countries.
.- When upward ofl7,000,000 men are under arms, millions
. of them actually in the field, the world does not stop. It must
go on. Itfiaftip ttithe'wbmen tb see that it does go, and that
is what the women of Europe are doing tpday. The uniformed
t soldier is not the only hero and martyr of the world's wars.
"They also serve" who only stand and wait."
y In Russia, where 2,000,000 men are already under arms
r on the frontier, th'e rural conimuriitles are practically manless.
v But things cannot stop. The pebple must be fed and clothed,
.ithe cattle in the fields must be" cared for, the crops must be
harvested, and the land plowed and planted against the leaner
. days yet to conie, If the- cruel war lasts as long as the con
sensus of opinion seems to think. Field Marshal Earl Kitch-
ener of Khartoum, England's new secretary of state for war,
says the conflagration will last for a year and a half.
The Russian women are doing all the work, while their
husbands, fathers, sons and brothers, are fighting against Ger
many and Austria. The peasant men and women have no idea
, what the war is about, and they are not much interested. The
' czar said, "Come and fight for me." That was enough for the
men. They Joined the army. It was enough, too, for the
women. They put their hands to the plow, grasped the s"aw
and the hammer, and went to work. In France, too, the wo
' men already are feeling the burdens of wart At the outset
' the government asked the women of the nation to get into the
fields and' harvest the grain that was "ready. They responded
with a wilLs But the women who went to" the farm work, went
from machines and looms, where -has been made, the fine
" French lingerie and lace much sought after by women the
- world over. '
Indirectly, then, the war will be felt by the women of the
"United States, for there is likely1 to be very little women's wear
imported from France for many 'months.- The-Paris fashions,
,io largely imported to America and copied there;-will ' haVe to
, come from some other source while war lasts; ' The fascinat-
ing Paris frocks for women are designed by men, but-they-are
. put together by women. With the men in the army and the
i women in" the fields, the Industry will languish:
In Austria-Hungary, too, the women are carrying on the
everyday work of the land, while the men are doing the 'fight
ing. They are harvesting the grain, making the flour" for the
bread that must be baked by them to feed the soldiers. They
are caring for cattle that must be slaughtered and cut up by
them to go with the bread that Is to" feed the thousands In the
field. They are running the machines that make the clothes
" that are to be worn by the troops;
The same conditions prevail in Germany. There every
man under 45 years of age has been called to the-colors, and
that leaves practically all of the ordinary business of life to the
Some of the titled women of England have proposed rais
' ing an army of 15,000 women to. defend the United Kingdom.
The wometibf "Hungary are ready to-fight shoulder to shoulder
with their'meh, and the women of Servla are being drilled and
instructed In'the us'e'of arms.
(Woman's Home Companion.) '
If it were not for the chattering of women", tlie child'would
never'learato-talk. 1 ' ' "
-, There, la" no one, probably, that will deny that the1 first
words a child attempts to speak are"mere imitations of sounds
- rthat they mean no more to him ttiUh sounds do-'to a p'arrot!
When he begins to Imitate there Is always; or should b'o a' wd
man beside him, repeating, smiling; encouraging 'Him. The
play goes on, montivin and month out.- Witb'iriftnite'patiehce
she chatters to him until consciousness irf aroused. ' Their rap
idly his education goes on. Words are attached to objects;
facts about objects are perceived; their form, their color, their
odor, their relations to the little learner. The'-" words' for1, all
these perceptions are slowly gathered1 in; Then the child
learns to (Jonlpare, to distinguish values, to remember not
merely the sounds he learns, but the meanings of these Sounds.
His mind is opened to the world, and through a women's chat
tering! . "When he leaves her hands at 6 or 7," says M. de Gour
mont, "he is a man, that is, he talks, which is what makes a
man. The great intellectual work of women," he' goes on, "is
.teaching language. The grammarians claim that they do it,
which is absurd. Children know how to talk before they go to
school. They already use all the forms of the verb; all the
shades of syntax, easily and correctly. This power of lan
guage the child 'gets from the woman. It is to her honor that
later he will use it as a poet, novelist, philosopher or moralist,
or, to use Nietzsche's strong phrase, as a "creator of values."
Take this view of It and who shall pr can dispute its
truth? and how infinitely more valuable to the world is the
chatter of 'a Woman than all the bodies' they ever wrote or ora
tions they ever' delivered. It' is- that fundamental order of
things, without which cultivation, even civilization, could not
goon. s ,iMU
FlXlNtt Rltf bfiSlikilTY IN STATE-GOVERNMENT
" ?t ji in ' o sv
In a ken or more states the short ballot as an issue I
up for d'etfermiriatioh. As' ah issue ie is more widely and vbc'l
foroualy urged every year. The heart 6'r tho mattor is, that
better selection ot officials bo madd in tho first place; and In
tho second place, responsibility in tho conduct of state affatrs
be moro clearly and unavoidably fixed. All this means moro
power' reposed with tho. chlbf executive.
Tho business of tho state would bo bottur dono ir there
were moro direct application of authority, and it wore tho habit
to look only to tho chief oxocutlvo for results. But bdforo wo
can reallzo that condition there aro cdrta'iri other things that
mtist bo done.
If wo aro going to fashion the principle, and as wo may
ultimately do, tho form of state government after commission
government in cities, wo must get rid of the hording together
in political groups. If we are going to make tho head ond of
the state conform strictly to business principles, wo mlist lot
tho salne business principles run through the tntiro pattern;
and that can be dond only by eliminating politics from state
affairs by which we mean politics of the partisan brand.
This anti-partisan development wlth'roforohco to stato
government is showing in many directions. It is urged, per
haps, more persistently and more vigorously in tho short
ballot movement than in any other which may help to explain
why the old-time politician is the most bitter opponent of that
Whatever Is to be said of the futuro of tho short ballot, tho
evolution of a moro rational and efllcient Bystom of stato gov
ernment, which will seek the best in experience arid ability for
the administratibn of affairs is on the way. It Is only a mattor
of thought and education on the part of the people, and tho
political-reward, spoilsman and spito system will bo marked
for destruction. Telegram.
,.. , lin.M-
An Indelicate Remark
"One cannot be too careful in
hla rtmarks on some occaslona.'
saldfa younfr clergyman, in
speaking of a tour of inspection
which 'he, In company with older
divines, made of a penal Instltu
"Tho loader of our llttlo ox-
pddltlon, a truly good man, was
bo lmprosaotl by what ho loarneil
from tho story of ono young man
Imprlsloned for burglary that lie
felt ho should offer him Bomb
oucouragonlent, of what kind ho
hardly know. So, after many
hem and haws, ho delivered him
solf of tho following:
" 'Ah, nly friend, wo must not
lone sight of tho fact that wo
niro hero today and gone to
" 'You may bo, sir," rejoined
tho burglar, " 'but I ain't.' "
Farm Loans at Lowest Rates.
Oitr Eastern Connections will
furnish, through us, farm loans
at seven per cent, up to seven
years. Liberal ropaymo'nt priv
ileges. Prompt service. Sco us
first. It always saves monoy.
Send uh description and market
value of your land.
Petorson-Skothclm & Co.,
Register Building, Eugouo, Ore.
"I don't understand precisely
the functions of tho Supremo
"It's like this: You have a dis
pute with your wife and she-decides
against you. That's tho
"You take the matter to your
mother. That's the Court of
"Then your wife takes it to
her mother. That's tho Supreme
"Do vou nlay any instrument,
"Yes,- I'm a cornetist."
"And your sister?"
"She's a pianist."
"Does your mother play?"
"She's a zitherist."
"And your father?"
"He's a pessimist."
He was very bashful and She
tried to make it easy for him.
They were driving along the sea
shore arid she became silent for
"What's the matter?" he ask
"Oh, I feel blue," she replied.
"Nobody loves me and my hands
"You should not say that,"
was his word df consolation, "for
God loves you, and your mother
loves you, and yon' can sit on
your hands." Success'.
A Lamblike' Lion.
"Weil, did you have that social
lion- at your reception that you
were telling me about?'
"Oh, yes. He was there."
"And did he roar?"
"No. Ills wife was also present
and he could only bleat."
"Say, Hiram, what do they
mean by a Stradevar'us?" "Qli,
Stradevar'us is the Latin name
for a fiddle."
"Docs your barber' 'shut up on
"No. He merely closes Ills
I'Father!" "Yea,- my con."
"Where do your5 plans go when
they fall through?""
FL'ty-lhree per cent of Ore
gon farmers employ laborers,
paying' $il,lG2;000 a year in
wages. A Jaw is' proposed to
bring them under the state la
' Frazer & Son, Eugene have
established manufacture of fire
Eugene dealer shipped 10,000
pounds Oregon graperoots foif
manufacture of medicine.
When a good thing1 is done by
one House of the' legislature the
other House kills or recalls It.
WILL ADOPT SPOT CASH SYSTEM.
On and after March 1, 1915, our business terms will bo
strictly SPOT CASH and all parties knowing themselves
indebted to us will plcnso call ami arrange their accounts
to 'meet the new conditions.
Owing to the small margin of profit in the sale of goods
in the very latest methods of doing business, wo aro forced
to discard the credit system. After March 1, we win sell
for SPOT CASH only. Do not ask for credit after that date,
for no matter how wealthy or poor, you are, all will then
100k alike. So keep in mind that the CASH must accom
pany all orders by mall for goods, or must be paid beforo
the goods aro removed from the store.
We regret having to make this move, but tho trade lias
forced us to do so. By sending their cash away to mall
order houses and running a credit account at home, the
people wOrk a hardship oif tho home merchant, leaving
him in a position whereby ho cannot compete with' the mail
order houses' as long as he does a credit business. There
fore, we have resolved to adopt tho Strictly Spot Cash Sys
tem in order that we can meet the prices of tho mail order
houses. It has always been a pleasure to us tb accommo
date our patrons and extend credit when wo thought It was
needed. But the credit system has been bo abused that we
are forced to discard it, in order to protect our business.
We feel justified in makipg this move, as it enables us
to sell more cheaply and protect the man who pays cash
from having to help pay tlie debts of him who fails to pay
his bills; also the interest on long time accounts, or for
articles which have been neglected to bo charged and
the oxpense of tho general upkeep of the credit system.
We are now making contracts with factories to furnish
us goods for 1915 at bed rock prices for which wo will have
to pay cash with the order, and this means better goods and
lower prices, thus making a saving for our customers.
On and after March 1, all our goods will be marked
down. We give, you below both the" old1 and tho new prices
on a few articles, that you may make the comparison and
see what you will save. We ask you to compare our SPOT
CASH prices with those of the catalogue houses as well.
Telephone Dattories.f .30 $ .25
Standard 2-ply roofing 1.7G 1.G0
22 Short cartridges... .15 ,11
Galvanized Iron Tub .75 .60'
Atlantic Dollor . ...j 2.00 1.60
Laweon 24 h. p. En- ,
glne, ..,..135.00 11G.00
Lantern 1.00 .80
narbed Wlro, 80 rd.. .? 2.25 ? 2.0C
6" StoyO pipe medium .15 .12
7" Flat Flioa .15 .12
Colorado Fencing, 9
bar Stool Wire, 39"
high ............ .30 .28
8 Vara, 32" high 27 ,25
7 Bara. 26" high 24 .22
By the above" quoted price's you will see that it will pay
you eyen to borrow tho money td pay spot cash,
From tlrpe to time as new goods arrive wo will bo ablo
to give still better prices as it will take some little time to
make-arrahgements'wlth' factories to get goods at the low
est 'spot cash price's.
All good's will'b'e reduced to' tho lowest possible prices'.
We ask yoU'ono, and all tb come" in and see' what ydu can
save by buyirtgfor Spot CaBh;
B e a v e r- H e r n cfo n
DO YOU GET FULL VALUES
FOR YOUR MONEY?
This Is an old-fashioned Grocery Store in regard to expenso,
with a stock of modern staplo groceries that I am selling as
near cost as good groceries can be sold. Got posted' on
and prices. Como and seo. My expenses aro small'nd rent
at all. Once a customer, always a customer.
AT LAVEBTS GKKQCEBY
Near Lincoln School, on 0 St., between" Sixth and Seventh
E. W. Lavort, Proprietor.
DtafnNS Cinoot Ik Curtd
lr locl ppllytlun, M tiny cuniint imi'h
the (llivUMd tiortloti of in mr, Thm
nnlr on wy to ur iltftfntM, and llml I
fcjr. eunitltuiloflfl, rmdlM. . IwfiHM I
iMd Vc an InMHivd dominion of Hi mu
.eiHii llitlna of IK KutUehUii Tub. Whfii
Ihl tub It inmtmtil you liav lumtiiin
'touM or ImWrftwl hrliir, and whtn It l
mttrl7, eioiMrt. iiwiiuii l tli rull, and
untH (ha InnaNtmallon rah t laktn mil
nful mil lut rtnril lo II normal rtimn.
lion. Iienrln will b dMtroyrd fnrvtr, i.lnu
tar out Mn ara cautrd Ir ('atarrli,
which U nolhln but an liiflnmul comlltlun
of tho iiiucou uif,
W will lv On lltmrtrrrt lnll for any
cm ot DtafntM (eauit by eauirhl Hint
oannol ! eurfjt by Hall' Catarrh pur,
Hthfl ror elfMilai. fr.
. , r. 4, I'llENKV 4 CO., ToMo, Ohio.
fold br DrwritlMa. o.
Takt Wail'i Vmnlly Mil tor conization.
DR. J. E. RICHMOND '
PHONE8: Office, 3; Residence, 111.J
Over Commercial Bank,
Edwards & Brattaift
For Farm and City Property
Exohangei a Specialty
Dr. N. W. EMERY
Omco In tho I. O. 0. F. Building
C31 Willamette St. Eugene, Oregon
Dr. Eugene Kester
Otrtco In StuvonB-l'orklns Mock
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
Phonoa: Ilculdcnca 91
Do not go out of town for any
thing in tho line of bread, pics',
cakes, cookies, etc., when you
can obtain tho best right at
S. Young; Prop.
PARRISH & SON,
Suceetior to Calkins & Son.
General Dray age Business,
Phone 70 - Springfield, Oregon.
Omco. Ninth atid I'tirl Btrf.
PR. M,Y. SHAFFER, D.V-SL
Sulto 2. I'hond m, EUGENE, OIIE
Residence over Dodge's Store
...... The ......
H. SANDCATHE '
Main, bet Fourth and Fifth. Phono 11
SPRINQFIELD - OREGON
. B. H. EAGAN
kn'dt DehUa .
Office: Warnofck'a Feci) Barn
Phoritai O'fflce 604f
rietfttehce' 1122- V
VQEUe v - OREGON
ObBtrotrlca and DJpoases ot Children
Res. Phone Gl. Office Phone 620
Residence 283; West 9h
OiOco 038 Will. Street
Eugene, - - Oregon.
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Pracflce Llniltecf tl
Eye, Ear, Ndse and Throat.
Graduate Nurso Attending '
30S, Wtbite feniple, Eugene,
ASTON fSH DRUGGIST
Wo Boll many koo1 inodlelnos but
WO lira told flin inlvliiri i,t lnicK-tlnirn
wtrli, (jlycorino. etc., Known an Adlcr-i-Iin,
la tho boat vo over sold. Spring
flold folkw nstonieli us daily by tolling
hQW. QUICKLY Adlorl-wa ndldvci
nonr stoniaolijuus oi) tho Htgpmoli mid
constlimtlon. Mnny rciiort that A
filNOLB DOSE rollavcH thceo troublot
almost Immodlotoly,' 'o, aro Hind we
aro SprlnifloM uirontK ' for Adhiri-lcii.
M. M, Ioory, druggist, ' '
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