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SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, MONDAY, APRIL 12, 1915.
VOL. XIV. NO.
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Lantern Tossed Into Loose Hny town of lone.
wnon uniryman uroaKo
, Through Floor.
BouthoHHt of Springfield, tcnl
acres In College Croat addition'
to Eugeno nnd llvo lotB In tho
Willamette addition to Portland,
to Harney May, of Portland, and
IJurnoy May, of Portland, and
II. I). Plorco, of HarrlBburg, for
n wheat ranch of 1153 acres In
Morrow county, not far from tho
ROLLS BACKWARD OUT
OF BURNING LOFT
fMghbprs Come to Assistance
, oi i. cima ana construct
' Temporary Barn.
Prizes Glvon for Plowing.
, Tho plowing contest held at
Dqxtcr Inst Thursday proved to
bo ono of tho largest gatherings
oi larmcrs and tiiclr families
over held In that neighborhood.
uy nctuui count tucro were 101
persons present, besides It. B.
Coglon, county agriculturist,
and Prof, H. T. French, of the
Oregon Agricultural college
mere were 10 contestants
and tho winners were as follows:
A quick back BonimorHault Tom Cruzan, first: William Cru-
out of the buy lort saved I. CHne zan, second; Asa TlHon, third;
of Prunovlllo from Injury If not Homer Shurlcy, fourth; Clare
death when his barn was de- Williams, fifth; nnd Ira IIIkkIiis.
atroyed by llro Friday night. A sixth. Each contestant turned
lantern tossed Into tho nlr when a back furrow nnd mado from
.Air. Cllno broke through tho eight to ten rounds. Professor
lloor of his hay loft was the French judged the contest and
causo or tno lire, two yarns made tiio awards
and a silo wero totally destroyed Tho women of the neighbor
and a quantity of hay and grain hood provided a splendid basket
was lost, but all stock was ro- dinner at noon. This waB spread
moved safely. Tno insurance is along tue road near the field
$250. where tho contest was held. The
Air. CHim hail returned at women seemed to take as much
about I) o'clock from delivering Interest In tho contest as the
milk In Springfield, and wont to nicn did and nil wcit; Interested
tho barn to attend to ono of spectators, rroressor frencn
thucows. As he wont to tho loft addressed the assemblage on
for hay, ho placed his lantern In bou Fertility," during the day.
a clear space just as lie had bo
DEFER SELECTION OF
GALLED By DEATH
Mrs. Ammitha Abeene Came to
Oregon In 1871 and to Spring
field in 1890 Body is Taken
to uaxiano, uregon.
fore many times, and turned to
nick, up some looso hay. As ho
stepped forward, a board broke,
aiiowmg one leg to urop tnrougn The Board of Education met
tlie lloor. On tllO Otlier end Of Frldav ftvenlnir for tiin minion
the same board was the lantern, of ronsMnrin fnrMmr tim nut.
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wmw wMiwBUH iiwuiB Kiruy tor or wring tenchers for the
tho vibration of the bdard, and grades in tho Springfield schools
0 ther broke Or exploded When hut illrl nnt f-nmnlnt la wnrlr
It struck tho floor near tho loose An adjourned meeting will be
hay. In a twlnk ng the hay was held Friday evening of this week
Hiiro unu iur. umiu ruauzuu iwaito eontinnn the work.
predicament. Throwing. himself,
uacKwaru no urew tno imprison
ed leg out of tho hole, and turn
bled down the chute to tho lloor
NEW FRONT FOR THE
First Ball Game
A wide screened front was
There was n ladder there," substituted today for the foldlnc
ho sayB, "but 1 didn't wait for doors In tho front part of tho
that." store next tho News office just
Boforo nearby neighbors aiv occupied by tne Jilgelow meat
rived tho barn was In flames, mantet.
and nothing- could bo done to
save tho hay and grain in the
in an adjoining barn wore a
number of horses and a auuntl
ty.or Harness and other supplies
All these were removed In ample
time to proveut their destruc
Fortunately for Mr. CHne,
Ins son, Fred, had turned all the
cows out to pasture a short
time beforo tho Arc. Tho cow
bam, in which the flro started,
was built less than, a year ago.
A now silo adjacent to tho
barn was also destroyed.
Mrs. Ammitha Abeene, a res-.
Won't of Oregon since 1871. died
shortly after noon Friday, April
y, 1015, at her home here, aged
over 09 years. She had been
sick for some little tune, but
showed rcmnrkablo vitality. Tho
funeral services were held at
Walker's chapel here Saturday
afternoon at 1:30, Rev. E. C.
WIgmorc officiating, and the
body was taken Sunday morn
ing to Oakland, Oregon, lor In
terment in the Odd Fellows
cemetery beside tho body of her
Ammitha Flesh er was born In
Iroquois county, Ulnois, Septem
ber 13, 1845, and was married
to Joseph Abeene March 8, 1865.
They came west to California in
1870 and to Oregon in 1871. Mr.
Abeene died at Oakland, Oregon,
Djecember 10, 1895. To this
union were born ten children.
of whom nine survive. Therol
are: Sadie A. Webb, Trent; W.
II. Abceno of Roseburg, T. E.
Abeene, Springfield; Anna S.
McPherson, Springfield; Joseph
A. Abeene, London, Oregon;
John Abceno, Oakland, Oregon;
Vomer Abeene, Oakland, Ore
gon, Mollle A. Seavey, Spring
field and Phocba J. Roberts, of
Springfield. There arc several
Mrs. Abceno and family came
to Springfield in October, 1900,
and have lived here over since.
She united with tho Christian
church in 1873.
PLAN RECEPTION FOR
J. BRUCE EVANS
In a whirlwind finish tho local
baseball team defeated tho Go
shen team hero Sunday, after
noon by tho score of 11 to 8.
iTho score had stood 0 to 1 in
fnvor of the visitors until the
end of the seventh inning, when
tno locals mt tneir striae, ana
won out, Uotn Mugill and
Mnntn onnilf fni finrlinrflnlfl
When Mr. Cllno returned from nnd McPherson pitched. Gilbert
a joint committee or young
people from the various young
people's organizations of the
city Is making arrangements for
a reception to bo given next Fri
day ovenlng to J. Bruce Evans,
who conducted evangelistic
meetings nero early In the year,
and has just closed a series at
Junction City. The details for
the reception have riot yet been
JUST A CASE OF "WHY."
Why do you continue to reside in this pommunlty?
Why do you want to see the community prosper?
Why do you want to see some of Europes g'oid
flow Into the pockets of your neighbors, or Into your
own? , '
Why do you want to sec bumper crops?
Why . do you want to see local industries hum
ming? . .
Why do you want to see, everybody working, and
Why do you want to , see new blood come "in, new
works so up, new mouths 'to feed, and plenty of money
for tho feeding?
Why do you want to see the schools continued,
tho churches supported, and public improvements In
augurated from year to year?
Why do you want to see a thriving, growing, pros
perous, happy community, anyway?
Why do you want to see all of these things?
Isn't It, as a matter of fact, because they, con
tribute to YOUR OWN PROSPERITY?
And If that IS TRUE, just be honest with yourself
and ask yourself a few more "whys."
Why don't you keep your money at home?
Why do you send away for goods when you know
you can buy them just as economically at home?
Why do you send your money away for the enrich
ment of outsiders when you know It contributes just
that much toward the impoverishment of your own
town, of your own community, of YOURSELF?
Why do you send your money to some city million
aire, where It goes to swell his enormous bank account,
or to buy a thousand dollar coat for his wife, or a new
affinity for himself?
Why do you send your money away and deprive
our local churches and other worthy Institutions of
support, when you know at least a portion of that
money goes to swell the rampant vice of a big city?
Why do you seek to throttle the prosperity of your
own home by sending your hard earned dollars away
to strangers who consider you but "another sucker
hooked?" t . "
Why decrease the circulation of money at;nome,
indthreby'deprecifttW thaiue :ofYOUR.OWNPil6S-.
PERITY? ' - -
Why write your name in history as a knocker, a
killer, a destroyer, as a local blight?
Why kick, your self down hill, anyway?
The blindest man on earth is the fellow who robs
himself, who destroys his own community, who seeks
to cover our fair countryside with the cobwebs of com
How is YOUR sight, brother?
61 In S
In Mains Alone Do Reports
Indicate any Decided lusi
ness Stagnation. '
FACTORIES REPORT AN u
INCREASE IN ORDERS
Comptroller of the Currency, Re
ceives Reports from All
Sections of Country.
his mUk route Saturday morn
ihg ho found a dozen of hla
neighbors there rapidly convert
ing nn old shed into an accept
ublo cow barn.
nnd King wero tho battery for
Tho Springfield lads have been
out only a short time, but nro
hoping to put out a team that
will f'lvn n nrinfl nnonmif tt i.
worK msonors on Koaas. Beif The unoui) Is as follows:
Lane county prisoners may Wade McPherson. nitcher: Geo.
bo worked upon the highways Magill, catcher; Ray Mulligan,
this snrlnsr and summor if tho firat hiiRn? T5rnoi- Noof Rnnnnri
plans of tho county court work base; Ernest Reed, short stop;
out satisfactory. Arrange- Vernor Meats, third base; Max
infants are being made by the Green, center field; Joss Ments,
couri to scnu a low or tuem at Melt Hold; Earl Elliton, right field,
prcsont in Jail to work on ono Frank Mulllcan was umniro In
oi tne county rocit crusners lor yesterday's game,
a low unys, ana ir results ob-
Sont to Jail for Larceny.
Three of the six men nrested
several days aco by Sheriff.
James C. Parker and Demitv
Sheriff George Croner on the
road between Goshen and Cres
well, charged with stealinc a
quanity of tobacco, were senten
ced by Judge J. G. Wells, of tho
Eugene justice court, to serve
rfu days each in the countv lail
on tho charge of simple larceny,
The other three men, against
whom there was no evidence,
were discharged from custody.
RECORD CROP IN PROSPECT
tallied are satisfactory mora will
bo sent. Only mon hold for mis
demeanors will bo given tho op
portunity of working outside.
MANY GO FROM HERE TO
Washington, April 8. Winter
wheat came through the freez
ing months In excellent shaps,
growing on the greatest acreage
ever planted in tlie historv of
the country. Tho crop reporting
uoarn, uasmg its estimate on the
April condition and the area
planted last fall, placed the pros
pective crop production at 619,
000,000 bushels. That is 39,000,
000 bushels moro than was in
dicated by the condition nt that
Springfield Farm in Deal.
Ono of tho largest real estate sions of tho missionary confer
A number of Sprlncflold poo-! time In Dnnomhor '
pie wont to Ilarrlsburcr Frldavi .
and Saturday to attend tho ses- Receive Concrete Mixer.
deals of tho present year in Eu- enco in session there. Miss Grace , contract for lavhic a half mile of
""'"V uuiiouuiuiHVBu vmin, u lyuuiiini UMBHluiuuy SluOWnilC alOUC tllO Brnttlllll
last week nnd tho deed filed for from Africa', and MIbs Laura , Smith, Hadlov and Scott m'on
rJcord with county clerk. A lot Hefty, formerly of Cottage jarties on east Main street this
' ",u " " u morning received a "Little Won
&UMU, ii. uun in two aiiuuivn Ul viuuti, luiumiuil UJIO UUIUUI'Ullce
the city, several lots in Portland and made most intercstliic talks.
and a farm .near Sprlngflold' Among those who went from
woro traded lor a large wheat Springfield wero Mrs. J. T. largo part of tho cradlim dono
i.ow.. ... vtuvu w.ti.i iiiu iiiumvi .'no. JV, YV, ,311111,11, iUl B, n lien II V,
(huj'uiuub uu uuuii mnu ui vuu JuiiHsuuny, mra, x. ,j, JMCUraciC
transaction aro valued at $37,- on, Mrs. S. W. Crnumor, Mrs, W.
000 or a total of $74,000, II. Pollard, Dorris Slices, Chlolo
In tho deal James S. PJWooley, Avis Thomnson. Grace
tier" concroto mixer. Tliov ox
pect to begin pouring the con
crete tomorrow. Tliov have a
Firemen Will Elect Officers.
An adjourned mcetinc of tho
Withers trades a lot CO by 100 Tho.mas, Leota McCrackei), Jtytr be held at tho city tomorrow
foot in dimensions in Eugene, toe and Jean Fischer, LUcile .ovoninK for tho nurnoso of PinPt-
an 80-acro farm two milps smith and Ethol KIngwolI, ling officers.
C. E. Stewart of Cottage
Grove, county fruit inspector,
gave a demonstration Saturday
afternoon in the orchard at the
.corner of Fifth and B streets un
der the auspices of the Spring
field grange and the department
of agriculture of the public
schools. Mr. Stewart talked on
"Fruit Pests" and from the or
chard he secured a number of
different pests.. He described
the ravages of the pests and told
what treatment to use and when.
Mr. Stewart was thq guest of
tho local grange at dinner.
Nearly all of the pupils of the
eighth grade attended the lec
ture and demonstration, togeth
er with a large number of local
people and farmers from sur
rounding country. The schools
will continue to use this orchard
for demonstration purposes.
Ice Macine for New Shop.
Messrs. Swarts and Wash-
burno returned from Portland
last Friday after purchasing tho
equipment for a now and up-to-date
butcher shop which they
expect to open in tho Harry Hill
building in about two weeks,
They are installing a refrigerat
ing system, so they will nofuoed
Ice chests for keeping tho meat
Council Meets Tonight.
Tiio .Town Council moots in
its regular monthly session at
tno city hall tonight, None but
routlno matters are expected to
Lad Dies at Fall Creek.
Dannie, tho 13-year-old son
of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Dean, died
at Fall Creek Monday, April 5,
1915, after an illness of but three
weeks. The funeral was held
Wednesday with Interment at
the Natron cemetery. Dannie
was the oldest son, and leaves
besides his parents, five sisters
and two brothers, and his is the
first death in tlie family. He was
a very cheerful little fellow, and
well liked by his playmates. He
was taken sick while at school,
and as he was being taken home
he bade his mates goodbye, tell
ing tuem he would not come
. i, ,
Delegates are Selected.
The Rebekah lodge at its ses
sion last Monday named three
delegates to tho crand lodco.
I which is to meet at Newport,!
beglnnlg May 19. Those named
aro Mrs, Georgia Hayden, Mrs.
Rosa Ronno and Mrs. Leo W.
Clark, who is district deputy
Mabel Duryea, Ester Brattaln,
Alberta Brattaln, Ruth Parsons,
anu Anna indwell walked from
Springfield to Camp Creek and
oacit Saturday over tho hills.
They reached Camp Creek at
noon in tlmo for dinner with
friends, and returned the same
day, covering 23 miles on the
trip, TJiey got loads of wild
Clackamas County improv
ments in sight total $771,000.
Sllverton Appeal "Wo need
institutions to employ laborers
wo already have, a great deal
moro than wo need moro labor
State Highway commission
have decided to build. the mile of
road at Mitchell Point, Hood
River, to cost $50,000.
Washington. April 8. Busi
ness conditions throughout the
country are Knowing marked
improvement In almost all lmeis,
according to reporta from nat
ional bank examiners made pub
lic tonight by the treasury de
partment. Eighty of the 90 ex
aminers in the United State re
port a permanent improvement
In business, and Maine "is said
to bo the only state where reI
The reports are announced to
be the result of careful observa
tion and supplemental to the
regular reports on business con
ditions made each month to the
controller of the currency.
"Pronounced hopefulness is
prevalent in nearly every dis
trict," the announcement says.
Agricultural conditions axe
generally excellent, and com
mercial lines, with compara
tively few exceptions, are en
larging their activities, mainly
tnrougn an increased demand;
but in, some cases preparation
for;- activity is expected Xb df
velop with the coming of good,
weather. Manufacturing is on
the increase , and ,tbose Jadtts
tries .ItaYiftg orders 'for aMirijac -from',
f wsteftoottitrMBf eok;K
"Further orders have been
placed for cars and rails by them
and some large contracts have
heen made for structural iron
for large buildings in different
portions of the country."-
The statement attributes re
pression to unusual conditions,
but says that business here has
been stabilized through the ap
plication of economy.
"The south," it continues, "is
showing marked improvement.
The sale of cotton is active at
advancing prices, with the re
sult that all business in that
section is feeling a steady and
pronounced improvement. The
prospects for large, crops gener
ally are excellent, and there will
be greater diversification. The
states adjoining the Missouri
river and the Mississippi river
above St. Louis enjoyed excep
tional prosperity during tlie last
season and the present pros
spects are that the coming spa
son will yield even better results.
"The western states and the
Pacific states are showing a
general improvement. The lum
ber industry is slowly recover
ing in these states, and the
number of tourists exceed ex
pectations. Mining is resuming
on a larger scale, and the crop
conditions are excellent.
"The New Enrfand and mid
dle Atlantic states, and portions '-
of tho central west, although,'
generally reporting an infprovei
ment seem to feel the past de '
prcssion to the greatest extent
Farmers, however, generally
have had satisfactory results.
There is improvement, however,
in most lines. Tho bond market
has become active on a higher
level. Savings bank deposits"
are increasing and generally
banks have an abundance of
money. Tho tendancy has been
for all to curtail needless ox
ponse, and as a rule, there is a
lessened demand for money.
"The reports from New York
and other largo cities shows the
trend of business conditions,
outside of farming communities:
"New York: There has been
no time in the last threo years
that merchants and manufact
urers were suoh sninll borrow
ers, indicating, that their prflacift
capital is sufficient for their
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