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j THE LANE COUNTY NEWS
W. A. DILL
Editor and Manager
Published Every Mcmdy and Tkursday by the Lane County Pub-
RATES OF SUBSCRIPTION.
$1.50 I Six Months -."SI Three Months
Advertising Rates Furnished on Application.
And Remember to Get a Stop-Over for Springfield.
SPRINGFIELD, OREGON, MONDAY, APRIL 2G, 1915.
For some reason the condition of the lumber industry in the
Pacific Northwest is not what it ought to be, says the Portland
Telegram. This is a matter of recent demonstration. We ven
ture to say that there are many lumber manufacturers in this sec
tion who would declare that it has been a matter of rather con
The current Timberman carries a tabluated statement of the
average cost of the manufacture of lumber covering all grades,
which tabulation omits the items of expense for selling, logging
and stumpage. These omitted items added, the total average
A VACATION SONQ
Written by the pupils et MIm Stan
leer's class, Ltacola Scheel.
Where the kite toss on high.
Where the birds float. about tho
a,',', fcy. . . '. f
Where the wind blows very free,
That's the way for Tommy and
1 nie. t ?
Where the rippling brooks are
Where the wind is gently blow
ing, Whero the children run and
laugh with glee
That's the way for Tommy and
Whero the wind is very still.
Where the birdies sing and thrill,
To the woods that I can see
That's the way for Tommy and
Where the robin builds her nest
Where the blackbird sine her
Up on the water and o'er tho lea,
That's the way for Tommy and
Oh if school would only end.
Then my letter r would send,
Oh the places I would go
And every thing would bo just so.
forth, when the youngsters col
llded with the word "notwlth
standing." Immediately the
teacher dropped upon it as a ripe
subject ror an ..example
"ChlMrcn,"'Mld, she, with an
impressive glance at the class
"wo have hero the word 'not
withstanding." Can any little
boy or girl glvo mo A sontehco
Then came a moment of in-
tciiBo silence. Every little mliul
was churning hard, Then the
hand of Willie Jones shot up niu
Tvo got one, Miss Mnry!" ox
claimed Willie, on receiving re
"Very well, Willie." Binlled tho
teacher encouragingly, "you
may tell it to tho. class."
"Tno man b trousers woro
worn out not with standing."
was tho triumphant rejoinder of
The Ferocious Giraffe
A menagerie that had been
'exhibited in a Missouri vlllace
cost, as figured in twenty representative rail and cargo mills in 'livestock was blown loose and
Oregon and Washington, is $1 a thousand feet. j flew away.
This cost embraces, as it properly ought to do, depreciation t That same evening as the
of plant, interest on the investment, interest on lumber and log luckless owner of the show was
stock and on accounts receivable and current cash. It assumes on fortunes of" life ifirat 'and turu over a now leaf.'
that profit should be figured from the activities of the going plant i coweti centleman noked hls'i Washington Star.
ana operation. . represents ,m uie since uusiness sense uie rent : Head in at the door.
Wa and Ug.
Governor-elect Whitman, at a
dinner in Now York, praised the
New i car resolution habit.
"A good habit," ho said, "and
a very, very oiu one. it dates,
in fact, from tho stono ago
"Dressed In the furs of wild
beasts, two men of the stone age,
Wa and Ug, met one Now Year
" 'Say, Wa,' said the first man,
lend mo your crowbar, will
"'What for, Ug?' asked tho
I want to go home," said the
cost of manufacture.
The cost so ascertained
of lumber f. o. b. at the mill
'Did you-all lose a gl-raffe?"
d Is below the average selling price ! he Inquired. U was Richard s first day at
t.,.., , Z.1 i "Yen." returned the owner: "I Ischool. At iloon he rushed Into
III I II IS KMI'I 1 1 111 . I II 1 1 t-M I IHT'IIIM IIHSI I ' t .
9 i oiiro 111 Unva ?rti fot
isuredid. Have you found him?"
"Yes, sah; I done found him."
'Got him with you?"
No, sah; I reckoned I better
several months such price has been below the $10 mark more
often than it has been above it.
The condition thus described is peculiar to the lumber in
dustry of this section; and inasmuch as that industry is one of the ilmluItre first an before I fotch
a1 him swrAV
mainstays in the progress of this entire region, the condition de- -Ah right you fetch Wm here
mands attention to the end that some remedy may be found. an, jm glve yOU a d0iar for y0Ur
It has been disclosed that the government is cognizant of this trouble."
condition. Governmental agents have looked over the field out I "Yes, sah, but I reckon de
here and have reported findings in essential conformity with that $roublI am wuff mo dan a dall
which is disclosed in the Timberman's statement of the cost of
manufacture, as compared with the actual selling price. As a
matter of fact, the forest service assisted in compiling the state-
ment published in the Timberman.
It does, not appear that the retail price of lumber lags. But
the fact in this industry, in these sections at least and as it has
appeared in other industries, is, the producer is not able to get
his share pf the profit. Qn the contrary he is obliged to wage 'a
rather uphill fight in order to break even; and in altogether too
many instances he fails even In this.
If there is any sort of trade regulation calculated to benefit
business, the lumber industry of this section is certainly eligible
to its application. If there is any legitimate privilege to be granted
that will improve conditions, the lumbermen of these two states
are entitled to its exercise. If there is any reasonable action on
' their part, as. acting together for their mutual interests, which will
tend to put the business on a basis of fair profit, it would be better
for the entire Pacific Northwest if that action were to be permitted.
WORTH MAKING A FIGHT FOR.
"In its fight for a $500,000 sugar beet factory, the Lane
County News of Springfieild in its issue of Monday, April 19, de
.votes about four-columns of space to the discussion of the sugar
beet problem. The amount of sugar used in Oregon, the need
of a cultivated crop, the conditions necessary to the growing of
sugar beets, and the return which this product will bring are all
albly discussed in an article especially written for that paper" by
George R. Hyslop, prosessor of Agronomy of O. A. C." Harris
lar. Dat ole gifaffe am right
smart rambunctious. He done
tried to bite me."
"What are you talking about?
Giraffes don't bite! They kick.
But you Tiring nim along and I'll
give you two dollars."
"All right, boss; I reckon you
am mo' familiar wid dat gi-raffe
dan I be, but he sure made signs
like he would bite me."
The . darkey departed and
about a half hour later thero
was a sudden commotion on die
front porch of the store, the
door was thrust open and In
came the colored man, puffing
rope. At the other end of the
rope, squirming and snarling,
was an enormous Nubian Hon
"the fiercest lion in captivity,"
according to the show bills. '
"Dar, mistah white man," ex
claimed the captor, throwing
down tne rope and pointing to
the house, picked up. the trea
sured funny page of tho paper
and scanned It with eager antici
pation in his face. A moment
later he threw it down and in
a tone of disgust cried:
"Gee! That's a rotten school."
"Why, Richard!" exclaimed
his astonished mother, "whnt do
you say that for?"
"Well, I've been to It a whole
half day and I ain't learned to
read yet." Harper's Magazine.
Smith was one of the fore
most engineers of his time. His
one faults was an enormous
bump of conceit. He completed
a piece of work for a large cor
poration and was compelled to
sue, for his fee, which was $25,
000. He was being cross-examined
by counsel for the corporation;
"On what ground do you base
?' exorbitant charge for this
miserable piece of work?"
"Ou the ground that I am tho
greatest engineer in the world."
After the suit had been con
cluded one of Smith's friends
came to him and, in an admon
ishing tone, said: "Smith, you
should never make such state
ments in public; allow others to
the lion "dar's you ole gi-raffe, 'acclaim you as the greatest In
The Long Prairie Argus says: "Here are how many editor
ials of the country press, start off: 'Every dollars spent with ypur
home merchant'-r-but not a word about every dollar spent by the
home merchant In the weekly newspaper Increasing that mer
chant's trade 10Q per cent. Just a plea to come in and give the
merchant tbe business, .with the collector and the sheriff standing
around the,, porner. watching, the jiewspaper man dodge in order
tn hft nn thl ifih tn fpf nut thf nvf Iqhiio anrl "hnnot" fha may-
chant who never advertises The Argus would like to see every irS
business man in Long Prqirie prosper and it would also like to (new tacher seem ter be?"
see every business man In Long Prairie at least carry a card in1 "She 'pear like a right smart
and I tell you he do bite."
Passed Through at Night.
Some years ago a writer in
Harper's Monthly told of an old
colored man, Uncle Joshua, who
was fond of boasting of the
travels he had been on with his
maBter. As the years passed he
added to the tale of his and
"Marse Richard's" travels every
town and country whose names
he learned of until the itinerary
wris indeed marvelous In extent,
and whenever a new person en
tered the community he immed
iately tried to find out how
much of the world he, or sh,
On the advent of the new
school teacher he was heard to
accost Deacon Johnson, a menH
Smith answered: "I know It,
and I felt like a blooming idiot
up there on the stand but,
blast it all, I was under oath."
the local pap.er.
Growing- popularity ,bf beairds among the fighters is in
.thorough keeping with their scorn of safeties first.
little. yaller lady, she do.
"Has she done much travelln',
deacon, as you knows of?"
"I newah axed her. but I hear
tell ez how she done been
uiru cour.ni iicitc I i , , , through Latin, Algebar an'
HIGH SCHOOL VISITS placed upon the roqks and those But'ny."
. SwNlCiER,?1BiUJTEiwho esIred explored their sur-i Uncle Joshua was staggered
A party of thirty-eight from ;roundings. A fire was started for a second only, then reco.er
the Springfield high school in- and the hungry climbers seized iJng himself, he declared patron
cluding five teachers, spent a ! their lunches before the watches ' izlnely: "Yes. yes me an' Marse
jai. i aunuuHucu iwejve o ciocK. me -.wcnarcl parse through a dvin
tAjiujiuf, oiJciibCi a xiuiic, oui- j uuy wua VlUUUy UUU UOOl IOr Uie
urday, April 24. climb but not quite clear enough
Filling the eight o'clock car, (for those who wished to view
the merry party departed for ! the distant landscape with field
Eugene where they took the' glasses. About two o'clock the
College Crest car for a short party, unable to forget the de
scent, round a different path and
started home. Some divisions
For Sale, Rent, Wanted, Etc.
WANTED Boarders and room
ers at the Elite Hotel.
ride. Then everyone showed
his ability at walking and climb
ing. Needless to-' say, hikers
could be seen along the road at
Intervals for several miles. The
foremost reached the lofty
heights about 10;15, where they
awaited the arrivals of less able
parties. After resting and tak
ing pictures, the lunches were
the task of descendhnr
quite enough to occupy their
minds while others found it
pleasant to search for speclmans
for botony. The last division of
the party arrived In Springfield
on the slx-thlrty car tired, but
ready for another trip.
little places in de night time, but
4iinse uicnaru low oey warn
wuth stoppin' ovah fur."
Delivered the Goods.
When the topic turned to kids
and the good old happy school
days, a smile Illuminated the
features of Congressman Louis
Fitzhenry, of Illinois. He said
he was reminded of how little
Willie delivered the goods In the
matter of constructing a sen
One day the class in small-
sized grammar was holdlnc
FOR SALE Eggs from fancy
bred Partridge Wyandotts
$1,00 per l"at the house, Gth
and D.strcetij'Springfield, Ore.
Phone JOJS R W. X.. Dunlap.
R. O. A. hall for rent. Well ven
tilated and lighted, clean and
warm. Kitchen and dining
room attached. Rates reason
able, Apply to Fred Watke,
Gilbert Davis or W, A. Hall.
FOR'SALE -17-ft. now boat.
Call at Springfield Planing
Mill or Phone'130W3. 9tf.
-ROOM HOUSE and lot for
sale or rent. Modern conven
iences. Easy terms. Cajl at
9-ROOM rooming house for rent
furniture for sale. Fifth and
A. Phone 122-M. 21
with agricultural education
and able to do land-clearing,
ditching, plowing, tree-plant-'
Ing and milking, wishes ap
pointment. Can take small
contract. Send reflection
marked Box 73, MatsquI, B. C.
We Shall Be Glad
To look after your tax matters.
Bring tax statement if you hnv
othcrwlso notify ut early ami
Becuro a statement for you.
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e ono; nr
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For Less Money
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Pay Your Taxes Here
We are a depository for
County funds and aro authoriz
ed to receive money in payment
of taxes. Ono half may bo paid
on or before April 1st. Bring In
your tax statements If you have
them, and If not aHk us, and we
will get them for you. No extra
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