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Washington, April 23. Attor
ney General Brown of Oregon
srot permission from the su
premo court today to file a brief
urging that the state's right to
tax the Oregon and California
Railroad land grant be protect
ed. He will not be allowed to
participate in the argument, it
Mr. Brown suggested that the
railroad be required to sell to
actual settlers, and that the pur
chase price should inure to the
benefit of the United States in
stead of the railroad.
Because of the importance of
the constroversy the court set
aside two full days for oral ar
gument. P. P. Dunne of San
Francisco made the opening ar
gument for the railroad and the
case then went over until Mon
day.' The land in western Oregon
Is valued at approximately $50,
000,000, and about 2.500,000
acres are involved. They were
included in the domain granted
to aid in the construction of the
Oregon and California railroad
The railroad now claims title
under this grant.
The federal government Is
seeking to have the courts de
clare the land forfeited because
of the sale of a part of the land
in disregard of the section in
the grant which provided the
land should be sold to actual
settlers at not more than $2.50
an acre and in IGO-acre tracts.
The railroad sold in large tracts
to timber companies.
Hundreds of actual settlers
and claimants of land are en
gaged in the litigation to protect
The government won in the
lower courts. John W. Davis,
-solicitor general of the United
States, with a battery of assoc
iate counsel from the depart
ment of justice, was on hand to
argue the case on behalf of the
government. It is expected the
oral argument will extend into
he crossed to the main land and
called for help.
Immediately after tho drown
ing was reported, a call was sent
to tho Oregon Power company
in Eugene for tho pulmotor in
tho hopo that tho bodies might
be found in tlmo for resuscita
tion.. Tho car made the trip in
10 mimites and A. Norman, man
ager of tho Oregon Power com
pany followed in n second car
with a physician.
RAILWAY TRAFFIC GAINING
Eastern Roads Report Iron and
Stool Mills Resuming.
Bodof One Man
Found in River
The body of Hagbert Tronson,
Avho was drowned in the McKen
zie river below Coburg on last
Thursday, was recovered Satur
day forenoon and taken to Eu
gene. Tronson was a sister of
Miss Nettie Tronson, who teach
es the Maple school, just east
With Tronson at the time of
accident, and a fellow victim,
was Charles Cole of Coburg,
vhose body had not yet been re
covered this morning. Cole was
.'a brother-in-law of Nelson Whit
aker, an employe of the Eooth-
Kelly mill here.
: The accident happened four
Smiles below Coburg near the
TOouth of the McKenzie. The
itwo men were in a boat taking
fsome cattle across the river. N.
J. Hansen, uncle of young Tron
son, was on the shore of an
;island pulling the boat across by
"a rope. As they were crossing,
some of the cattle became tang
led, and Cole dropped off of the
;rear of the boat to release the
"animals. At this time the rope
ion the boat broke, leaving it
"adrift in the river. Cole in his
efforts to get into the boat, upset
Mr. Hansen made desperate
efforts to rescue the men. He
could not swim, but he jumped
upon a horse nearby and waded
the animal as far into the stream
as possible. He was able to re
cover the boat, but saw nothing
of the two men. Using the boat
"Eastern railroads report sub
stantial Increases In tralUe,"
says Frank W. Robinson, assist
ant traffic manager of tho O. W.
R. & N. Company, who has re
turned from Washington, D. C,
where he attended last week the
hearing before the Interstate
Commerce Commission on the
proposed readjustment of west
bound transcontinental freight
"Representatives of the lines ! lost but 1-S of an inch and. the
operating in the iron and steel surface was still smooth. The
territory informed mo that bloclw ou Fourth strcet Port.
many of the mills are resuming1, , , . T. , ,
nnnmflnna n.l.l Mint troffln la ln.,'. UUWU I IIUUK
M.' " " '
creasing In volume
WOOD BLOCKS . FOR '''PAVE
MENT. (Continued from l'nuo 1,)
Is elastic and yields slightly.
Tho traffic causes u slight
brooming resulting in closing!
tho joints between tho blocks.
For this reason during its oarly
Hfo a wood pavomont loses a
small fraction of its height. On '
Hudson street, Now York, a
small area of wood blocks were
laid adjoining grnnito blocks.
Tho traillc was exceptionally
heavy and required removing of
blocks but thrco sets of granite
were removed before It was nec
essary to replace any of tho
wood. In 1900 n creosoted wood
block paving was laid in front of
tho Auditorium Hotel, Chicago
and adjoining it at tho same
time a strip of asphalt blocks.
In C years the asphalt had worn
down an average of an Inch 'and
so unevenly that ruts formed
and the blocks had rounded. In
tho same period the wood blocks
From a traillc standpoint the
carriers ought to have a better
season this Summer and Fall
than they had last year or two
years ago." Oregonian.
RAILWAY SURVEY IS BEGUN
Crew Starts Running Line From
Roseburg Over Proposed
Roseburg, Ore., April 22. A
crew of surveyors, under the
direction of F. M. von Plata,
chief engineer for Kendall
Brothers, today began making
a preliminary survey of the rail
road which' it is proposed to con
struct from Roseburg to the line
of the Cascade National Forest
Reserve. The first stake, from
which observations and grades
will be taken, was driven near
the Southern Pacific depot.
Mr. von Plata believes it will
take a month to complete the
first survey. Two other surveys
probably will be made.
Lived In Lane- County 68 Years
Isaac Stevens of Springfield
was in Creswell Tuesday. Mr.
Stevens, who is 83 years old, is
younger than most men at 60
He came to Oregon with his par
ents i 1847, locating three miles
north of Springfield, and has
been a resident of Lane County
68 years. Creswell Chronicle.
(Continued from Page L)
Deafness Cannot Be Cured
by local application!, as they cannot reach
tho diseased portion of the car. There U
; only one way ID cure deafness, and that li
by constitutional remedies. Deafness It
caused by an Inflamed condition of the mu
cous linlns of the Uustachlan Tube. When
., this tube U. Inflamed you have a rumbling
' voUnd or Imperfect bearing-, and when it Is
entirely close'd, Deafness Is the result, and
unlesj the inflammation can be taken out
.and 'this tube rtstored to Its normal condi
tion, hearing will bo destroyed forever: nine
peases out of tojf ore caused by Catarrh,
..'which Is nothlngf uut an Inflamed condition
'jef'the- mucoua sgrfacf-sl ! J.ii
IVe will give One Hundred Dollars for any
cue of Deafness (caused by catarrh) .that
'cannot be cured--by- -Hall's C'aurrti- Cure.
.Send for circulars, free.
I'. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, Ohio.
Sold by PniftalMs, Ho.
'Sake Hall's l"uinllr 1'llls for constipation.
called on for remarks.
A resolution supporting the
plan of the University school of
journalism to give practical
training for country newspaper
work was passed, the resolution
reading as follows:
Whereas, Rural Journalism Is an oc
cupation worthy of the offorts and am
bitions of the best trained younxr men
the country can produce, and
Whereas, When properly conducted
the country newspaper creates for Its
owner a position of influenco and
leadership, with great power to benefit
the community as well as to acquire
adequate material reward, and
Whereas, It Is to the Interest of
every man, woman and child In Ore
gon that our successors in the control
of the country press of Oregon shall be
chosen from the best and ablest of
the rising generation, and that they
shall be thoroughly trained for this
work, be It therefore
Resolved, That the Willamette Val
ley Editorial Association approves of
the plan of the Department of Jour
nalism of the University of Oregon to
give such a course of training as not
necessarily to drive Its graduats to
the cities for employment, but to so
equip them that each may bo fully
potent to conduct all departments
of a country paper, and be It further
Resolved, That this Association as
sures the President and Board of Re
gents of the University of our unani
mous uenei in the importance of the
practical business and mechanical
sides of this work, and of our belief
that It ought to be given adequate fa
The resolutions committee's
report was adopted as follows:
whereas, wo the members or tho
about 20 years. When in' Port
land note the excellent condition
for such a period of wear of
Up-Koep Cost is Low.
Because of its durability no
pavement shows so low an
upkeep cost. No skill is required
to replace blocks nor is it neces
sary to wait until a paving plant
is operating somewhere near by
before repairs can be made. If
necessary to cut a hole in the
street the same blocks can be
replaced without oxponse of
more asphalt, and Bkilled labor
Is not called for.
The value of a silent pavement
Is not easily over-estimated and
it Is interesting to note the effect
of noise upon real estate values
as well as upon the human, car
and nervous system. Vcst
Broadway, N. Y., had been pfcyed
witn granite. Tne second llgprs
of the abutting buildings rented
for much less than tho higher
floors and those who did occupy
the second . floors preferred', to
keep their windows closed rather
than to suffer the annoyance of
the constant street din. "With
the change to wood blocks, these
second floors readily found ten
ants even at increased rentals.
Wood blocks were laid in front
of a department store in Seattle
and the proprietors have made
the statement that elimination
of noise means so much to them
that they could well afford, to
tear out asphalt or other noisy
pavement and replace with
Wood Blocks' Sanitary. '
Much might bo said of the
sanitary qualities of creosoted
wood block pavement. All Us
pores are filled with creosote oil,
therefore cannot absorb filth and
the creosote oil is a thoroughly
proved germicide. The brittle
and unelastic pavements disin
tegrate and the fine powder is
easily floated by the slightest
breeze. No pavement Is so easy
on the eye and none radiates so
little heat. This is appreciated
by not only the merchants but
anyone traveling the streets, It
is pointed out that the wear and
tear on the feet of draft animals
as well as trucks and other ve
hicles is much less In the case of
wood which gives some spring
than in the case of hard stone
or asphalt. Our teamsters and
horse owners appreciate the
foothold offered by wood blocks.
Haven't you all seen horses slip
and fall on our asphalt pave
ments even though they had no
load? Because of Its uniform
ity at all temperatures, wood
aria in 1
I L JLJlJLs J.JLJL thjridrJL AAJLCUlJiU. I
I m l
1 1 Patronize the Payroll of Your Home Town I
.- I U can get moore satis- -J I
HOME" Of 'HOME-MADE CANDY I
Springfield Bakery :
Bread, Pics, Cakes, Cookies, etc.
Wedding and Party Cakes a
S. Young, - Proprietor I ? Eggimann's Candy Kitchen
4 4- -(. -l
Try is and be convinced that it pays to
IF YOU HAVE NEVER TRIED
THE SPRINGFIELD CREAMERY
CIIAS. BARKMAN, Manager
patronize home Industries.
SPENDS ITS MONEY AT HOME : : ELECTRICITY
Tho Lane County Nows divided Us
expenditures last year, thus:
Supplies bought outside of Spring
field, 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.
U can get moore satis
faction for ure $ $ if u
by Bakore or Noxall
flour. All grocers have
l- it to sell.
House of Quality
You get your money's worth
when you trade at
Springfield Planing Mill
sash, noons, mouldings, hrackets,
TU11NINO, BTAlIt HUILDINOO.
.Extension Tabloii, Drop Lnf TnbloH, Dllronk
nut Tnblos, Kitchen CnblnoU, CupbonrdH,
Safcn, Stop Lnddurs, Km It lloxua
Horry Crates, KoldltiR Clolhcu Hucko.
For light, heat and power.
"Made in Springfield."
80 Spent at Home I t Oregon Power Co. t
oughfares of Paris are paved
with wood blocks? Why London
has all of Its principal streets so
paved? Why Minneapolis put
down 25 miles of wood blocks
last year and why New York,
Chicago, St. Louis and many
ntlior HHph nro rmilfinlntr cr.in-
Ite, brick and asphalt with wood J(0 present such claims- duly vorincd
as by law required to mo nt tho olllco
of John O. Mullen, Springfield, Oregon,
within six months from the date of
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
In the County Court ot tho Stata of
For Lnno County
In tho Matter of tho Eatrtto of
John 11, Inula, Deceased.
Notlco Is horeby Riven that tho un
dersigned has been appointed admin
istrator ot tho estnto of John 1). Innls,
deceased, and all persons having
claims against tho entato of John II
Willamette Valley Editorial Assocla- j block pavement is Of low trac
tion resistance. Ask soma of
our teamsters abput the pull of
a load on warm asphalt streets.
Just like pulling up a steep hill.
tlon liavo enjoyed the generous lion
pltallty of Springfield, represented by
the Springfield Nows and by the
.Springfield Development League, be It
Resolved, that we expross tho hear
tlest appreciation of tho entertainment
received, thank our hosts most 'sincere
ly for tho cordiality of our reception,
and tho opportunity of becoming ac
quainted' 'With Ihls progressive com
munity and Inspecting Us .Important
tiiid growing Industries, ' ' ' "
Tlllamoolc CoflTeTcS Steven
son dredge starts work on dyk-
Perhaps pqrnp of you remember
of reading last summer of the
wagon being 'Btnck In an asphalt'
street of Eugene, ' '' t 1
vantages do you wonder why 90
Opens Wide Demand.
No, the wonder Is that out
hero on the Coast with the very
best material In tho world right
at our hands that we have been
allowing tho tax payers money
to be sent to all parts of the
world instead of keeping it right
here at home. It is said that the
Coast states lay 1000 miles of
paving each year. A street 40
feet wide from curb to curb will
take from 800,000 to 1,000,000
feet of lumber in the form of
wood blocks for each mile. One
thousand miles would mean a
consumption of one billon feet
each year and If we should push
this paving Into tho other states
we .wouldn't bo able to make the
blocks fast enough. Now wlrat
this would mean to each one of
you, to our community, to our
State, to our West, I need not
take the time to telli; The ques
tion require? but little 'Imagination.
this first publication horcof.
First publication April 12, 101C,
Last publication May 10, 1915.
John C, Mullen
Attorney for Administrator.
Onico Ninth mid l'cnrl tits. rleplioao MJ
DR.M.Y. SHAFFER, D.V.S.
Sulta 2. I'liono' 888, EUOENB, ORB
Residence over Dodgo's Storo
, , l;.
Repairing a Specialty
Main, bet Fourth and Fifth. I'liono 11
SPRINGFIELD - OREGON
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Telephone Us Your Order Today
Notice to Creditors.
Notice Is hereby given that tho un
dersigned has boen appointed, by tho
'county court, executrix of tho osjato.
of .William M. Mooro, deceasod, AH
persons having claims ugalnst said
estate aro horeby notlflod to present
the same, fluly verified and with tho
proper vouchers, to the administra
trix at tho olllco of Woodcock, Smith
& Ilryson, in Eugene, Oregon, -within
nix months from tho dato of tho first
.publication of this notlco,
Dato of .first publication of this no
tlco, is April 20,1015, J;,'
r MARGARET MOORE, i
Exculrlx'fof tho estate of William ty.
Mo'oro, deceased. m M24
. NOTARY... .,
per cent of tho Important thor- office In city Hall, Sprlnofleld, Ore.
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