Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About The Lane County news. (Springfield, Lane County, Or.) 1914-1916 | View This Issue
THE- LANE COUNTY NEWS
W. A. DlLtrMf-J -
, sot: . .
'Editor and. Manager
Published Every MoiSYgNWfeureiiRy bv,tralAM bounty Pub-
- ratesc sunscniPTio vJrk3s'
OaekYear ?1.B' Slxfjiontha .7tr !ririntti
AdvertfelagiRatoa "Furnlsliod on AwilcatioB
And Remember to Get a Stop-Over for Springfield.
SPRINGFIELD, OREGON, MONDAY, APRIL 12, 1915.
ADVOCATES SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION
The establishment of a departure of transportation, with a
secretary of transportation who would bo a member of the presi
dent's cabinet, was advocated by Howard Elliott, president of the
New Haven road, In an address recently made before tho chamber
of commerce of Norwich, Connecticut, and members of the East
ern Connecticut development committee. "The present condition
of railroads Is due in part," he said, "to an effort on the part of tho
country to fiS rates and service by regulation, and at the same
time have them fixed by competition, thus creating an almost im
possible condition, some what destructive of results and values.
"It is a question how far It Is to the public interest to apply the
so-called anti-trust law to the transportation business. Well or
ganized and prudently managed and wisely regulated combina
tions of railroads may, in the long run, produce greater efficiency
and service to the public than excessive competition, with the re
sulting duplication of facilities and Increased expenses.
"I believe it would be well to have a department of transpor
tation, with a secretary of transportation at the head of it, who
should be a member of the cabinet. Such a man would of neces
sity have to champion somewhat the rights and privileges of the
transportation business, such as the secretaries of the treasury
and commerce speak for their particular subjects. Such an officer
would have a wholesome balancing effect between the demands
of the public and regulatory organizations on the one side, and
any errors of policy and management on the part of the owners
of the property on the other side."
Referring to the New England railroad situation, Mr. Elliot
said that with conflicting laws In the different states, It "calls at
tention very forcibly to the desirability of a federal incorporation
act for those railroads, the majority of whose business Is Interstate:"
COMMERCIAL CANNING IN THE SCHOOLS
Oregon school girls who are members of the industrial club
canning project are very busy these days getting ready to help
take care of surplus fruit and vegetables by canning them, says
a recent bulletin from the Oregon Agricultural College. They are
receiving assistance from the Agricultural College, either by
means of pririted instructions or, where possible, by canning dem-i
- onstrations. These demonstrations are conducted by' Miss Helen
Cowglll, assistant state leader of industrial club work and super
visor of the work of girls clubs, who has been giving demonstra-
Uohs In Portland and neighboring districts during the early days
of April ' ' '
A shiall steam-pressilwookcr IS urtd in ftifr, canning work,
aljthougW the. speii cooking ketliod Anay be used liudeAd. Dy
means.ofahe simple and Inexpensive type used by Miss Cowgill the
entire demonstration may be. begun, carried thrqugh hK". jts de
tail and competed within an hour, with easily cooked sortssuch
ns rhubarb. Ten minutes are long cnoiigh to finish tho cooking
of rhubarb with a ten-pound1 pressure. The expense id corres
pondingly lfght, so that It Is jioBslblo to convert surplus produce
that would otherwise iargely go to wasto Into dollclous and wholo
somo food for any day in tho year.
In some districts tho work of canning will bo conducted on a
commercial scale. School boards aro opening tho school houso
and turning the equipment over to the club members for uso
throughout the summer. Club advisors, teachers and mombers of
the parent-teacher associations are supervising tho work of tho
girls, who aro thus able to employ their vacation time profitably
in order that there might be an agency to which the business men
and learn their project work thoroughly. They aro also contribut
ing to tho success of the school and home garden work by taking
care of the surplus grown in tills project.
LAWS TOO NUMEROUS FOR PEOPLE TO KNOW
If the United States Is to continue Its present forms of legis
lation there must be devised a system by which citizens shall be
informed of the exlstenco and, nature of tho laws, according to
Senator James Hamilton Lewlsof Illinois, who spoke tho other
night in Chicago at a banquet given by the Illinois Manufacturers'
association in honor of Edward N. Hurley, vice-chairman of tho
Federal Trade Commission.
"A thousand laws were made In the last sessions of con
gress," Senator Lewis said. "I propound the question: Which of
you know of any of the laws accurately. How many of you know
that the laws exist at all? How few of you aro cognizant when
you disobey those laws. Which of ydu know what laws penalize
you for disobedience and what penalties you incur? Let me ans
wer: Not one per cent of merchants or manufacturers of this
country have this knowledge or information.
"This president created this body of federal trade commission
men might appeal for Information and direction as to all matters
touching large trade relations, and being advised could avoid tho
complication growing out of innocent violation of the. law."
Over in Germany they say potato bread keeps longer than
pure wheat bread. And in this country wc know that a tough
steak lasts longer than a tender one.
What grouch says business is not on the pick-up? American
agents are about to hook an order for 250,000 cork legs for Europ
ean soldiers. -
Some people get little amusement from their play at golf
but their friends get a lot.
When a wise, youth finds he is not wanted, he quits. Only tho
foolish hang on. (1,
A good way to avoid the discomforts of spring Blckness is to
Keep wen. . . ( .. ,g,
"Same old story splttlngacrqss the Rio Grande again.
Peace is at last in sight -in heaven.
W He Bel
m -r-TTr. i mum, wml i
Secretary Stanton's Epitaphfo Words 8pokn by tho Deathbed of Abraham Lincoln.
Fiftieth Anniversary of the Tragic Death of the Great War President Worldwide Sorrow Over
the Close of His Career.
Abroad, as at home, una eren in tbo
enemy's camps crltfclHni and asper
sion reversed themselves by eulogy
nn1 nn rmsvits t wn dm ttnllntV t n
AREMAHKABLE. perhaps pbe- . " , , ' '" uu i ,, T V
uomenal. thing about tho pass- ?"mTf?.M f rT
tax of Lincoln from our na- ! m Lnta"n tl,e n's,,t of Pr" 14 m
...... I rpfl yj n fn
By Capt. GEORGE L. KILMER. Late U.S.V.
Copyright. 1915, by American Press Asso
nomenal, thing about tho pass
In;; of Lincoln from our na
tional life Is tbo fact that tid
ings oMiLs taking off arrested the very
pulsations of existence la countless
thousands of his countrymen, For an
.Indefinite space the life beat and
"thought beat, ns It were, of men and
Women stood still or marked time.
The Inie Richard Watson Gilder of
the Century, who was an Indefatigable
student nf Lincoln and a nation wldo
traveler, s.ild that twenty to forty
years lifter tho. event "whenever ho
epoko Id iurvlvors of the tragic era,
east, went or south, about tho death of
Lincoln, tbuy would at onco respond by
recalling tho time of day when they
heard the news, where thoy were,
what they were doing and oven tho
words and ejaculations called forth In
their prccuce by tho paralyzing an
nouncement. And that personal parnlyzatlon for
such It Keeiued was not limited to
Lincoln' partisan admirers. Thought
ful adults of all shades of opinion as
to tho vital Issues; of tho war were
brought under Its sway. In less force
ful but' iiouo.tbo less significant man
ner the outside world was affected.
Fateful April 14.
Noragedy wiw needed to give April
14 prominence In the war nnnnls of
tho republic nor of Lincoln. On tint
day four years before tho wtain mid,
stripes had been for the (list time
humbled by men born under Its aegis,
and that very day, April 14. 18(1."., the '
flag, by Lincoln's own order, had been
hoisted to (lout nguln over the walls of ,
In nil. the rnterul day went, an other
administrative days of the war bad'
gone up to Its Isc up to the turning
point from work to play. At the cab
inet meeting fJencml Ornnt. Just from
Appomattox, was present nnd called
upon to explain the military situa
tion. There were still over 100,000
Confederates In nrrnx. Including John
ston's 31,000 confronting Sherman In
North Carolina, Mobile had been cap
tured, but' Its girrlson of 17.000 es
caped. News of this, however, was I
not befoiv the cabinet. I
Intrreft nt this meeting centered
upon Lincoln's "Louisiana pl."n" for
getting the we'er U:rk Into harmony
with tli! states foy hud fought for
Sumter. Moreover, four years before. ; tmf ,;,, ,;? Wo ex.
In the hours corrr-spondlng to those
when tho stage was laid for tho trage
dy of 18C5. Lincoln was preparing
that epoch making proclamation which
answered the Indignity cast! upon Old
Glory by n clarion call to urms.
And tho day Itself, April 14, 1805.
would have stood apart In executlvo
annals as tho one when Lincoln offi
cially formulated tho policy ho had In
mind for ending tho political confusion
duo to tho war, tbo terms upon which
the seceding citizens would bo receiv
ed back as citizens. This process ho,
once expressed In n v characteristic
slmllo that chickens aro produced by
hatching, not by smashing, eggs. All
Ungulsd rosentnu-nt If we expect un
ion." One cabinet officer described
Lincoln's appearance nnd demeanor nt
this last meeting ns "more cheerful .
and happy than I had over seen him." (
last Appeal For Peace.
Early In the month Mr, Lincoln had ,
1 . .1... m . ill. y- . . I
uuuu iu uiu uuiit wiiu urant wuen
Petersburg nnd Richmond fell, Tho ;
Inst ho saw of tho Confederacy It was
going to pieces, and while using the
phrase "afler tho war Is over" in his
official arguments ho talked as though '
tbo end had como. At tho cnblnet
meeting ho merely clinched some of
(ho arguments which l:o had used In a
speecti responding to n serenade nt the
White IIoupo the evening of Hip Utlj.
tbo last address to come from his llp
in public. Referring to the new I.oiiIkI
nrin state government which had Just
been organized by former secessionists
to return to the Union, ho said; "It
we now reject uud spurn them wo do
our utmost to disorganize anil disperse
them. We say to tho white man: 'Von
aro worthless or worse. We will nel
ther help you nor bo helped by yon
To the black man wo say. 'This cup of
liberty which these your old master
hold to yonr Hps we will dash from
you and leave you to tho chances of
gathering the spilled and scattered
contents in some vaguo and undefined
when, whero ninj how.' Coucedo
that the new government Is only to
what It should be as tho egg is to the
fowl, we will sooner have the fowl by
batching the egg than by smashing It."
Last Happy, Happy Hours.
The cabinet meeting over, Lincoln
went for bis usual dally drlvo with
Mrs. Lincoln. Ho talked llko n boy
out of college ubout his plans. To her
be said. "Tho war is over." and that
at the end of his four years be would
go back, to Springfield to the home bo
had not visited ulnco ho left In Feb
ruary. 1801. to take his scat in the
White House, and resume law practice.
On the return to the Wulto Houso
Lincoln saw n group of personal
frlencft crossing tho lawn and balled
tbenitn'lth tho greeting. "Como back,
boys; come back!" Tho party entered
tho executive office, nnd the hours
passed so pleasantly that Lincoln for
got tho flight of tltno and that ho had
mado n theater engagement for tho
evening, which should bo first in his
mind. He began rending n humorous
book and, although called many times
to dinner, was lonth to go. but prom
ised each time to "como right nwny."
Still rending, he finally received n
somewhat peremptory summons, and
tho bearer reminded him of tho then
ter engagement, Thot rocalled It
.won with General Grnnt-ho left tho
party abruptly, never to sco them
Grant had arrived direct from Ap
pomattox on tho 11th and during tho
112th nnd 18th was engrossed with
nrray affairs, At tho cublnet meeting
the morning of the 14th Lincoln nsked
ho general to Join him nnd Mrs, Lin
coln that night nt tho tlK-utcr. with
Mrs, Grant, who was In tho city, to
rnako one of the party of four. Grant
responded by saying lie had promised
'i!? wife that w wotiul go with her to
(Continued on Page 4)
We Shall Be Glad
To look after your tnjc mutters.,,. , (.
Bring tax statement If you hnvo bno;
otherwise notify ua early and yo will
securo' abatement for you.
SAFETY- CONVEN I ENCE -SERVICE
The Best Groceries
For Less Money
The Fifth Street Grocery
Thoa. Sikes, Prop. Phone 22
Pay Your Taxes Here
Wo arc a depository for
County funds and aro authoriz
ed to receive money in payment
of taxes. One half may bo paid
on or before April 1st. Bring In
your tax statements if you have
them, nnd if not ask us, and .we
will get them for you. No extra
Commercial State Bank
FIRST NATIONAL BANK, EUGENE, OREGON
Capital and Surplus - -- . . $300,000.00
Interests on Savings Accounts and Time Certificates
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
In tho County Court of tho Stato of
For Lano County
In tho Matter of the Estate of
John D. Innla, Deceased.
Notlco Is hereby given that tho un
dersigned has boon appointed admin
lstrator ot tlio ostato ot John Is. Innls,
deceased, and all persons having
claims against tho cstato of John I).
Innls, deceased Bre hereby required
to present sucn claims duly verified
as by law required to mo at the olllco
ot John c. Munon, Hprlngllolu, Oregon,
within six months from the data ot
this first publication horeof.
i- irsi publication April iz,
Last publication May 10, 1010.
John C. Mullon
Attorney for Administrator,
I OCAL DRUGGIST SAYS
TAKE ONLY ONE DOSE
Wo want to toll tlioso In Snrinuflnld
tufforlng from stomach or bowel trail
bin that wo aro agents for tho slmplo
mixture of buckthorn hark, glyeorlno,
otc, known as Adlor-i-ku, tlio rotnody
nlilch bociiino fninous by curlug an-
pcnillcltlH. This is tho mout thorough
bowel elennsor known and JUST ONI'3
UOSK relievos Hour Stoinnch, gas on
tint Htomucli and constipation almost
JMJMUIUATKbX. you win l)w sur
plxod nt tlio QUICK action of Adlor
i-kn. M. M. l'ocry, druggist.
For Farm and City Property
Exchanges a Specialty
Springfield - Oregon
DR, J. E. RICHMOND
PHONES; Office, 3 Residence, 111-J
Over Commercial Bank,"'
HERBERT E. WALKER
I Office In City Hall, Springfield, Ore.
DR. P. H. EAGAN
L and Dentist
Office:, Warnock'a Feed , Barn V
1 ' Phene': Office 904
riesiaenco wf&J i .
W. F. WALKER
Office Phone 62;
West Main St.
uoico Ninth nnl Pearl Su. oicpnono 8
DR. M,Y. SHAFFER, D.Y.S..
VETERINARY," SURGEON ' T
.' , AND' DENTIST .
Sulto 2, Phono 888, EUOBNE, Oltia
neidec,o ovorr Dodge's Store