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4iNow H .Belongs t th Afwu"
riurlliiRtmi. X. J., ns fcOfitijjRhtK
Hos nt the capital were, flmshwl to.
visit their t children, who, wore nt
school, ir ho cihi not lcnv nr uttr
llngton he would nttend the theater.
Disappointment ind Misgivings.
An extraordinarily popular play of
tho wartime wns "Our AmerlcnU
Cousin," In which nn English lord wns
ticld up to ridicules Our oversea cous
ins wcro for from popular hero In
those days. Laura Kecno, a groat fa
Torlte and the original producer of tho
play tn America, had tho star part ns
It was produced at Ford's theater and
was having a Vcncflt that night H
was announced that the president and
Ills wlfo and the "hero of Appomattox"
and his wlfo would occupy a box to
gether. Lincoln's story telling dalliance had
delayed the White Itouse dinner, but
that was not all. While ho was read
ing or telling stories that afternoon
Mrs. Lincoln received a message say
ing that the Grants wcro departing for
Burlington and would not therefore
Join tho theater party. Tho theater
manager was notified, but did not re
call his announcement, and Lincoln
was thereby, reluctantly. It seems, con
strained to go anyway rather than din
appoint the expectant public.
Major Itathbone and his stepsister,
tho daughter of. Senator Ira Ilarrls.
were invited to arte the chatrs assign
ed to General nnaMrs. Grant Schuy
ler Colfax, who was to leave Wnsh
ington uext morning for Indiana on n
liisslon for the president, called after
dinner, and Lincoln talked with him
Tor some time, making a written ap
pointment for a third party atO a. ra
the 15th. Still reluctant Lincoln en
tered the carriage, but clung to Col
tax's' hand and referred vehemently to
tho errand too latter was charged with
In the west
The last Ovation's Awful Sequel.
The action, on the stage halted ns the
party was Anally ushered In to the tnno
of "Hall to the Chief." Cheering, wav
ing handkerchiefs and hats continued,
the andience rising, until the presiden
tial party was seated: then the play
went on. Mr. Lincoln enjoyed the en
tertainment and seemed to lose the air'
of abstraction and Indifference which
liad come upon him ns soon as he
learned of Grant's departure.
Many in the audience were still ex
pectant of Grant's arrival, and during
the evening every man who passed
plong the aisle behind the scats leading
fo the box entrance was scrutinized.
Pne after another passed down the
stele, but no one approached the box
tontil the second scone of net 3 was
. on. with Harry fJawke playing the
character of Asa Trenchard. the Yan
kee of the piece, alone on the stage.
This was about 1050.
(cnere was an awkward pause, an
actress having just made her exit and
another being about to enter. While
tfee: action halted a pistol shot was
beard which al but the initiated sup
posed was in the play. But a scream
from tiie president's box. confusion
there and a man half leaping, half
tumbling from that box to the stage
brought the audience to their feet
Some eyes followed the motions of the
Intruder, on the stage: others were riv
eted on the box. Miss Harris stepped
to the side nearest the auditorium and
excitedly asked for water or stimu
lants, adding. "The president is shot"
Wild disoider took possession of the
house anil the troupe of players. Some
excited ones attempted to pursue the
tleelng assasslu: others rushed toward
the box entrance.
tteea t&iOwed UtoprtlcHtars that tho
deed was done In a theaters that ho
was allvo and might recover. Tho
rtowa was accepted dud printed for
what It was worth. Private telegrams
were sent ont-h.v scores. Excited men
ran to Washington hotels and to other
theaters, nlid cried out tho shooting,
but were not believed.
In a. short thne word was added to
.Washington. dispatches that Secretary
of State Seward ttud his son had been
attacked about tho time tho president
was shot, and the Idea of a murderous
ronsplracy lit retaliation for Leo's de
feat and the fall of Ulchmond Instant
ly took root A telegram brought
Grant back by the first return train;
army headquarters notified all com-
......... w .. . I. n .MiA,1d ni. n11-
lllilliui'ia III till' uviui t.Miu v.-. U ,.-
cd out In Washington, and all Impor
tant points and every army camp.
every community where the telectraph
ran. was roused to n slate bordering
on trrror. "What next? vuiatncxn
was on many n tremulous Hp.
Morning papers of the IRth had
merely disjointed messages about tho
attacks on Lincoln and Seward, but
enough to pack the streets and market
places with excited people. Tho morn
ing wore on: anxiety deepened. Then
toward noon bulletin hoards, which
ven a wartime Institution In every
t "vn nnd city. Unshed up the tfdln
USINESS SHOWS A .
GAIN IN STRENGTH
(Continued from Pago 1.)
heed and that borrowed money
cannot be invested profitably by
them. Prices of edibles have
declined a trifle. Business
fairly good in grains. Industries
for supplies of war materials,
cotton, hat manufacturing, iron,
metals, copper, shoes, textiles,
etc., are improving on account
of the war. Other industries will
improve if the war is continued
long. Regular steel business is
picldng up. Embroideries and
laces are looking up. Lumber
business Is improving a trifle.
Wholesale groceries are Inac
tive. Electric and railway sup
plies are spotty, but not much
below normal. Fertilizers are
quiet. Volume of stock and mer
chandise is in keeping with, tnc
volume of business. Not much
stock carried on the shelf.
Of the seven New England
districts reporting none show a
decline in business conditions,
while three districts show im
provements. Maine is the only
portion reporting real depres
sion, while other reliable inter
ests report that the situation is
improving. In Rhode Island the
jewelry business only is badly
depressed, all other businesses
indicating gains. A stagnant
condition exists In central Mas
sachusetts. The lines which
show the greatest activity are
those with orders for war sup
plies which include shoes, wool
ens, coarse cottons, arms, am
munition and metals.
"Improvement is very notice
able throughout the western
states.- Many of the districts
report a remarkable improve
ment in business conditions
since January. Mining and build-
The latter were line have become active, and the
kept at bay by Itathbone. who asked agricultural outlook is excellent,
them to fetch surgeons Laura Keene Bank deposits are showing a
quieted the stage people and went to ' Hqfnctorv increase and all
the sido of the wounded president se- j SatlS1,r,;Z "
rnrln mo.-,r, of Isolation for tl.o Staple lines report Very good
linsr imfil siireons zirrlvod. ;bUSineSS.
Strantje Death Chamber.
All this time, which was not long by
the dial, the wounded president sat
calmly in uLs chair as if dozing, his
head drooping on his chtwt From
ibis posture the surgeons lifted bim and
stretched him on tiie floor, where, it is
said. Laura Keene took his head In
ber lap and began to stanch the flow
of blood from a wound (which she
was first to discover) behind the ear. j
Although tho weapon had been held
close, the hard bone had checked tho
bullet's force, nud It did not leave tho
bead, so no lineament of that mar
velous face was disturbed.
From the turmoil of the startled the
ater tho scene changed before mld
inight to the parlor floor of a house op
iposlto, where the still unconscious
president l.ny for the better part of
the night with only phyKlcians, per
sonal attendants and his wife and
friends at tho bedside. Later, on hur
Tied summon?, came Secretary of War
Stanton. Welles, secretary of tho navy:
Senator Sumner and Mr. Colfax, the
last official to grasp tho hand of Lin
coin allvo and to exchange words with
hira. These lingered to the last near
.the side of their dying chief, nlternate
ily watching nnd inditing and sending
but news messages nnd orders to tho
gross and to the army camps. Grad
ually the surgeons revealed tho hope
lessness of the case tho imminence
of n death that might change the na
, , At 7:22 in the morning tho pulse
cpascd to beat the breathing stopped,
silence reigned over tho watchers for
nn interval, and Stanton voiced In tho
liapplest of phrases words farreach
Ing nnd prophetic the dawn of n new
Lincoln era, "Now ho belongs to tho
The Whole Nation Horrified.
Before midnight of tho 14th brief tel
egrams from Washington reached tho
big cities, and tup editors took them
im mere rumors. Tho first simply said
that thu president had been shot
Coburg, Ore., April 11. Belle
Ross and Arlene Hierr of Leban
on are visiting here for a few
S. W. Hanns spent the week
end in Corvallls.
Rev. and Mrs. Round of New
berg, Oregon, spent a few days
in Coburg this week. Rev. Mr.
Round was formerly pastor of
the Methodist church of this
place, closing his fiftieth year as
a pastor with his charge here.
He lectured Wednesday night at
the church on "World Peace."
George Coleman left Wednes
day for Marshfteld.
Steve Hanns leaves Monday
for Marshfield to spend the sum
mer. Mitchell Wilkins spent the
week-end at home, returning to
CROWD OUT OREGON SPUDS
Idaho and Colorado Crops Have
Taken Much of Southern
University of Oregon, Eugene,
April 11. "The rise of potato
growing as an industry in Idaho
and Colorado is one great cause
of the potato depression in Ore
gon because the crops of these
two states have taken tho south
ern market," says H. B. Miller,
director of the department of
commercial and industrial sur
vey of the University of Oregon
school of commerce. Formerly
perhaps 40 per cent, of Oregon's
potato exports went below the
Mason and Dixon lino,
Mr. Miller thinks German
competition will ultimately, be a
big factor In southern markets
ir tho duty ronmlnB oft potatoes
ns at present. Tho German "With
his cheap labor, cheap fertilizer
and water transportation can
In normal times moot the Idaho
crowor on oven tonus In tho
south or extromo east,
IN WALL, STREET
New York, April 10. Scones
of wild oxcltotuont attended tho
renewal of operatlohB on tho
stock oxchnngo today. Tho
trading floor was crowded with
mombors and tho visitors gal
lory was lined with spootntors,
many of thorn women in gay
attire. Over-night buying orders
and a further stampede of. the
short interest lifted prices thro
ughout tho list, gains extending
from 1 to 3 points in speculative
favorites and specialties.
United States Stool again wns
tho chief feature, opening with
a block of 15,000 shares at 57
1-2 to 57 3-4, and soon advanced
to 58. Bethlehem Stoel was tho
only prominont stock to hold
back, declining two points. Rock
Island was tho most erratic
issue, rising almost four points
and soon losing all its advance.
Trading during the first half
hour was on tho largest scale
for that period in tho recent
history of tho exchange. Re
cessions ranging from a fraction
to 2 points, ensued soon after
tho initial outburst! on heavy
Sales in tho first hour exceed
ed half a million shares, which
surpassed all records since 1909,
tho year of the great speculative
boom. Prices continued to react
under the weight of increased
realizing sales and many gains
were wiped out, somo of the
standard shares selling mater
ially under yesterday's close.
Steel was conspicuous In this
connection, declinging to 55 1-2
Its contribution to the business
of the first hour was 117,000
Prices recovered from the low
est levels before the close, but
failed to repeat their best quo
tations of the first hour. Sales
for the two hours aggregated
800,000 shares, the largest total
for -a Saturday in six years.
Card of Thanks.
On behalf of the family I wish
to extend our heartfelt thanks
to the many friends who offered
aid and sympathy to us at, the
death of out mother, Mrs. Am
T. E. ABEENE.
Made in Springfield
Patronize the Payroll of Your Home Town
HOME OF HOME-MADE CANDY
U can get moorc satis-
faction for ure $ $ if u
by Bakore or Noxall
flour. All grocers have
it to sell. .
Springfield Bakery :
Bread, Pics, Cakes, Cookies, etc..
Wedding and Party Cakes a
House of Quality
S. Young, - Proprietor t I Eggimann's Candy Kitchen
J IP YOU HAVE NEVER TRIED I
You get your money's worth
when you trado at
THE SPRINGFIELD CREAMERY
CI IAS. I3ARKMAN, Manager
Try is and be convinced that it pays to
patronize homo industries. '
SPENDS ITS MONEY AT HOME : : ELECTRICITY
The Lane County News divided its
expenditures last year, thus:
SupplloB bought outsldo ot Spring
Hold, including paper and now
machinery 20.4 p. C.
Supplies bought In Springfield, In
cluding rent, etc 19.1 p, c.
Payroll, entirely in Springfield...... 60.5 p. C.
80 Spent, at, Home t t Oregon Power Co.
Springfield Planing Mill I
I Company I
SASH, DOOItS. MOULUINa3, n RACKETS,
TURNING, STAIR UUlLDINOa.
Extonnlon Tnblps, Drop Loaf Tablon, Ullreak
. last Tables, Kitchen Cabinets, Cupboards,
' Bares, Htop Ladders, Fruit Iloxea .
Borry Crates, Folding Clothes Rucks.
For light, heat and power.
"Made in Springfield."
, 4.. 4, .,.t.e
Mainly For the Farmers.
Pruning the Gooseberry. . .
Pruning the gooseberry to a
bush form in this country Is re-
comended by Prof. C. I. Lewis,
chief of the O. A. C. division of
Horticulture. Berries are borne
on the two- three, and four year
qld wood, but occasionally the
fruit grows too small on the four
year old wood and it should be
pruned out. The currant bears
most of its fruit on the two and
three-year-old wood. All canes
of either of these fruits should
be cut out when they begin to
droop toward the ground, and all
canes that are weak, The plant
should be reduced to the number
of canes that will grow in a vig
orous condition, wnen canes
tend to grow gnarly, old and
weak, they should be removed.
The entire plant should bo re-
newed in from six to ten years.
While the bushes will bear fruit
'for a longer time the fruit tends
to grow too small to be profitable.
SOME THINGS TO BE DONE
FOR THE LAWN IN APRIL
Oregon Agricultural College.
April 12, Lawns can bo made
all through April, in Oregon, and
ieven well into May, says Prof. A.
L. Peck, landscape specialist of
the Agricultural college. All rose
pruning should have been com-
'pleted before this time, and un-
Rieh Ornamentation In Court of Abun
dance at San Francisco.
der no consideration should any
of the early flowering woody
shrubs be pruned before their
flowering season has passed.
Otherwise a largo part of tho
llowcrs are cut away In tho
As soon as tho ground works
well grass seed may be sown in
the lawn. All newly planted
trees should bo shaped bo as to
develop into lino, straight
growth, rather than into forms
crooked, rather than into forms
prevailing winds and other
Keep a close lookout for tho
weeds and get them early. If
slugs arc present, sprinkle a lit
tle soot or wood ashes around
'the plants that are being at
tacked. From the middle to tho last 6t
the month early flowering as
ters, balsam, calliopsls, candy
tuft, cornllower, sweet sultan,
annual chrysanthemums, dahlia,
cosmos, any of the popples, nn
nual gallardla, annual larkspur,
mignonette, pansy, annual
phlox, stocks and other early
flowering plant seed may be
'sitlon, His onions, cantnlopucs,
potatoes, pumpkins, squashes
and other garden truck aro de
( scribed as top-notchera. Mr.
; Sherman haa been a faithful at
tendant at u. a. u. snort cours
es until he is familiar not only
with tho processes of scientific
! production but also with tho
principles of selection and ar
rangement of displays. Ho began
gardening about nlno years ago
with a capital of $30 and within
five years had paid for his ten
acres that had been brought In
to production. Although out of
health when he began ho is rug
ged now, and liao supported his
family of four besides nddliig
materially to his holdings. He
has repeatedly won distinction
at state and national fairs with
his choice vegetables.
One Oregon Farmer.
The vegetable display of F. M.
Sherman of Lebanon, Oregon, Is
attracting much favorable no
tice at the Panama-Pacific expo-
J. H. BOWER
831 Willamette 8h Eunene, Qreflon
Main, bot. Fourth nnd Fifth. Phono U
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