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About The Lane County news. (Springfield, Lane County, Or.) 1914-1916 | View Entire Issue (May 20, 1915)
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Continuing ths Springfield and Lane County Stir, Which Wtre .Consolidated February 10, 1t14
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SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY 20, 1915.
VOL. XIV. N6 3tr
FEARS FOR CHILD;
ROBBED OF $1
Bold Gypsy Women Hold Up
Old Gentleman on Bridge
in Broad Daylight
Fearing that Gypsy women
woro trying to kidnap his grand-
Hon, j, a. ucrnuou, nmuo moiroe
titnl attempts Tuesday evening
to prevent tho women taking
$1C from his pockets. Tho rob -
b6ry occurred on tho river bridge
near whero tho Ilorndons havo
tholr summer homo, and In tho
full light of tho lato afternoon,
Some of tho women hold Mr,
llorndon who Is an old gontlo
inan, whllo tho others wont
through his pockets and took.
tho money three $G gold pieces,
One of tho women was arrested .lumber company, and Edward
and Herndon idontifled her nsjjordan, a foreman, had deeded
oiio of tho thieves, but after four the lands, located In Southern
men of tho band had paid him ; Oregon, to tho lumber company
back tho sum which ho claimed
was taken from him she was
Herndon, according to his
story, was coming along tho
Springfield bridge, carrying tho
child, when the" Gypsy women
approached him and offered to
tell his fortune Ho told them
tjiat ho did not caro to havo his
fortune revealed and started to
scd on. but thov trrasncd him bylpremo court. Tho case was
the arm and whllo aomo of them
hold him, others went through
his pockets and took Uie money.
llorndon at onco notified Mar
shal Stanigor of Springfield, and
that ofllcer, accompanied by O.
W. Johnson and Herndon, set
out in an automobile to look for
tho women. They drove to Eu
gene before they found any of
tho Gypsies. They stopped tho
caravan and llorndon picked out
a, young woman In tho band as
being one of his assailants. She
was turned over to the Eugene
the meantime someone at
Sprlngfiold telephoned to Deputy
' Sheriff George Croner at his res
idence, telling him of tho robbery
and , stating that If ho would
.start out ho would meet Stitni-,
gor and tho other mon. . Croner
got an, automobile and drove
with haste to Springfield, but
Stnnlger and tuo other mon had
already reached tho city, Croner
mot some of tho Gypsies but ho
know nothing as to who wero
the man's assallantB and paid
no atontlon to them. Finding
nothing at tho Springfield end
ofi tho line, Croner returned to
Eugeno and in company with
tho other ofilcors and Deputy
Sheriff Tom Bailey, searched
tlio camp in tho northwestern
part of- tho city, but without
finding any more of tho women
whom Herndon recognized.
Some of tho men in tho Gypsy
band after considerable parley
ing, gavo llorndon tho sum
hlch ho said was taken from
him and tho young woman de
tained by tho ofilcors was re
leased. There woro a dozen wagons
In this caravnn of Gypsies, and
it is stated there are 200 wagon
loads of them on their way from
BOOTH-KELLY CO. LOSES
Five Patents to Oregon Lands
Washington, May 17. the
supremo court today affirmed
tho decision of tho ninth Unl-
IG LOGS BROUGHT
In tho shipment of lop
from Wcmlllng ycatonlay
for tho Booth-Kolly mill
hero vcro three logs of
unusual bIzo. All wore cut
from tho Bamo treo In 20
foot lengths; and woro
00 and 02 Inches in dia
ted States circuit court of an
peals In cancelling flvo natcnts
lot 0rcon lands held by tho
n00th-Kolly Lumber connmnv
1)0caU80 of frad ontrv.
Hbtory of the Cnsp.
1 Portland, May 17.' Tho gov-
ernment's case .against tho
Booth-Kelly Lumber company
, first came up In the United
i States district court four years
It was charged that Stcphon
Alico, Ethel M., and Lucy La
Ilaut, relatives of It. A. Booth
i who was then manager of the
shortly after obtaining patottts
!EvIdenco also was introduced to
show that each had received
$100 for his services
Tho district court cancelled
the patents of tho La Iiauts, but
uphold that of Jordan. On Feb
ruary 24, 1013, theTJiiltedStates
circuit court of appeals cancell
'ed the patent of Jordan also, and
1 ' L i j. ill . .
.the case was carried to-the su
campaign of last year when Mr.
Bootli was a candidate against
STARTS FROM HERE
Advices wero reclved this
morning by M. L. Franco, local
agent of tho Southern Pacific
company, giving tho Information
that the Sunday train for tho ex
curslon to tho Rhododendron
festival will leave Springfield at
0:30 a. m. and will bo back from
tho soacoast at 10:45. Two
cars are to leave Springfield on
Sunday morning, picking up
eight more in Eugene.
Trains leave Eugene both
Saturday and Sunday at 7 a. m.,
and arrlvo at Mapleton at 9:30.
Returning, the trains leavo Ma
pleton at 8 p. m,
Tho faro for. tho round trip,
including tho launch rido from
Maploton to Florence, is $3.00
from Springfield and $2.85 from
School Asks for
At a meeting of tho school
board Tuesday evening orders
wero placed for tho laboratory
equipment, costing some $50 or
$75, that was neeucu to bring
tho Springfield High Bchool up
to tho state requirements for a
"standard" four-year high
school. II. E. Walker, the clerk,
was directed to give tho stato
superintendent notices that tho
cqulpmont had been ordered,
and therefore, according to tho
statement of Assistant Superln-.
tendont Welles who inspected
tho school a welc or more ago,
It Is now entitled to bo rated, as
''standard" In tllo records of the
stato superintendent's office.
Some library books that are
poeded will bo purchased when
tho district's library allb'wanco
from tho state is received.
SPRINGFIELD DOCTORS UNDER $500
, BONDS NOT TO WITE PRESGRIP-
Binding themselves with a
bond of $500 not to write pre
scriptions calling for spirituous
or alcoholic liquors,, the physi
cians of Springfield today made
tlic announcement that hereaf
ter thoy Would cease writing
prescriptions of this class. Fol
lowing Is the text of the resolu- j
lion which they have adopted,!
printed copies of which arc post
ed In the various offices:
"At a special meeting of tho
physicians of Springfield, Ore
gon, und Lane County, recently
held, tho following resolutions
"Whereas, The physicians of
Springfield havo in the past en
deavored to live carefully within
tho local option law to tho best
SOME THOUGHTS ONTHE PROBLEMS
THAT CONFRONT US.
By MAJOR F. W. BARBER.
In the hcr.t of passion is not the time for deciding
momentous questions, and especially if they involve
the fate or the welfare of a nation.
A waVo of indignation is sweeping over this coun
try because a foreign submarine has torpedoed and
sunk a passenger ship loaded with 1500 noncombat
aht women and children and men, many of whom
were citizens of our own country.
. In their" hour of anger thouwindi of good im wi.ha.ve,
' But there cornea a time when an hour or silent
thought is more productive' of beneficial humanitarian
results than a life time of villification and abuse heaped
upon other heads.
No amount of rage, no hasty action, can bring
back the lives of those who went down with the
But sober thought and a careful examination of
our own internal conditions may save the -lives of
many thousands of Americans now living.
Let us think before we act.
America is a nation of peace,, and we ask only to
be allowed to pursue an honorable course undeterred
We do not' seek to dominate or oven to interfere
In the affairs of the old world, nor do we want to be
dominated or interf erred with by them.
And yet a duty confronts the government of the
United States a duty which is imperative and must
be met with courage and fortitude the duty of safe
guarding the lives and property of American citizens
on tho high seas.
If that duty can bo performed, without involving
tho United States in a war with a foreign coimtfy, then
it becomes the obvious duty of the president to seek
a means to that end.
For deadly Var should be the court of last resort.
And while the president is seeking to uphold the
dignity of the United States and' protect our citizens
without involving us in U disastrous war, it becomes
our solemn duty as citizens to rally to his side, .to pre
sent a united front, and to assure him of the loyal,
moral and material support of a nation of a hundred
Any act short of this would be unpatriotic, un
American, and unworthy of any human being who
claims tho Stars and Stripes as his flag.
But there is yet another way' in which we as citi
zens may well serve our country and materially
strengthen tho hands of our president.
" Wo httve many naturalized citizens of German
parontage in our midst, good men and true,
., Let us preseryo toward them a sane attitude of
fairness and friendship and good will, lest hasty words
create discord and strife, among our own citizenship.
Lot ub remember that when they came to us they
became citizens of qur country, and as loyal citizens
lot us continue to regard them.
And lot gentlemen of German birth rise equally
to tho occasion and remember that thoy are now
American citizens, and refrain from criticism pf the
land of their adoption, tho laud which gives them food
Then, If the Inevitable comes '.and war Is forced
upon us it must co'o to duj. own shores, whore it will
find us a united people fighting stanchly in defense of
right, justice and homo.'
Take an idle hour,, brother, and think deeply of
tho welfare of your country, , 'S .
Dwell not upon the angry, passion of today, but
rather HipoU tho -higher plane of tomorrow, that the
light of justice and reason may guide our footsteps in
tho path of honpr.
And if war te forced ubon us we will meet It as
American manhood has met every crisis In Its history.
;df;!thelr knowledge and belief,
and Iave endeavored to obey as
carefully as possible all of its
'Further, That they sincerely
desire to uphold all the laws, of
thd land and feel that they are
entitled to be considered fespoc-
tamo citizens of tnis commun
Whereas, Owing to the fact
that physicians in various dry
parts or uie stato nave Been un
Justly arrested and convicted
ami fined heavily on purely tech
nitjal grounds for writing alco-
none prescriptions ana
"Whereas, The undersigned
physicians have been annoyed
by' spotters from time to time,
,who falsely plead sickness and
hope by misrepresentation and
fraud to entice some unwary
doctor Into writing a prescrip
lion that they may secure his
arerst, thereby placing physic
lans in the same category as
ordinary criminals; and
"wnereas, tho doctors are
being continually annoyed by
individuals seeking prescriptions
for alcohol and alcoholic liquors,
often when the doctor Id sitting
at his meal or perhaps called
out of bed, And, often calling
at the doctor's office during his
most busy time, causing the
doctor to waste valuable time
explaining the reason Jie can
not write the prescription, and
very often the said individual,
be it ar stranger, friend or pati
ent, leaves the office sore and-
angry; therefore, be it
"Resolved, That we will in the
future positively not write any
prescriptions for alcohol or spir
ituous liquors for internal or
external use or any purpose
whatsoever, arid it is understood
and agreed by each of the part
ies signing this Instrument that
in case any one of the parties
hereto shall fail, neglect or re
fuse to comply with the terms
and conditions of Oils resolu
tion he shall forfeit to the other
parties tke sum of Five Hundred
,($500.00), the same to he col
lected in the manner prescribed
R. P. MORTENSEN
4 , W. C. REBH&N
W: if. POLLARD
Nearly a dozen prizes were
awarded to the West Springfield
school at the school fair held in
Eugene last Friday and Satur
day. A corrected list of the
awards is as follows:
First prize for best collective
exhibit from districts of the
third class. Prize, a. drinking
Advancement in Palmer pen
manship, third prize, a copper
Loaf of bread, class A, first
prize, sack of flour and half a
dozen cans of peas.
Mounted wild flowers, class A,
third prize, book entitled, "The
Oldest of Four," awarded to
Plan for dairy barn, class A,
first prize, $3 hat, Kenneth Gos
sler. Collection of insects, class' A,
third prize, pair of gloves, ''Ches
Flowers grown by pupils, in
class A, second prize, collection
of potted plants, Bennie David
son. Plan for two-room school
house, dictionary, Price Nixon.
Same, third prize, book, en
titled "Treasure Island Boys,"
Calendar is Theme
Prof. F. S. Dunn of tho Uni
versity of Oregon, will make tho
address at the meeting of the
Methodist Brotherhood next
Monday evening at the church,
His theme will be "Our Patched
Christian Calendar." Professo?
Dunn is a very interesting
seakei His address oc'
ctrr at 7:30. followinc tho
mommy dinner aim ousmcss
meeting at 6:30.
Severely Bruued When Rtm'
Away Horses Drag the
Car Over Htm.
WJljiam McBee, -ij)!Q lYf.j!
Seventh and. G streets, suffered
painful muscular bruises, and
some cuts about the face attd
head at 6 o'clock Monday eyen
ing when his horses, with whicji
he was aiding a stranded auto
mobile, became frightened and
ran away. , . . .. T:
That Mr., McBee's injuries'
were not inore. serious was due
to the fact that .. the accident
happened in a field qt soft earth1..
The runaway was not for a
great distance, but it was spec-"
tacular while it lasted. t-,r
C. W. Booie of Portland, who.
Is on his awy to California, .is.
stopping here until the rainsar
over ana ne nau rented & Dam
near Eighth and G streets. While
attpnmpting to drive his car into?
the barn, which, is ome distance
from the street, &e was caught
in the mud, and accordingly
sought the assistance of Mr, Mc-
Bee. When first the car, was.
hauled from the. mud, it ran on,
ahead and' struck ,. the horses.
whicli were Quieted with" difficul
ty. In a moment, the. auto once
with, a bouhq they were 'off. Mr.,,
over, oy tne automonue., (, ....
Westward, past the barn the.
Horses dashed, striking a pilef
wood and overturning iL Frigh
tened by the crash they hurried
on until the automobile caught
in a farm wagon. hTc weight
did not trouble the animals and
the wagon was turned complete
ly around and overturned. The
horses turned south on Seventh
street near the curb, and drag
ged the auto over two crossings
before coming to a stop. ,
The front axle of the car was
bent .and the wheels 'werei, de
cidedly out of alignment, bu
otherwise no serious damage.
Mr. McBee was taken into his
house and a physician sum
moned, but it was fouad.tha&the
injuries were riot serious?' If
N FIRE PREVENTION
According to, official reports
there has .been an unusual!
amount of damage done in the?
eastern states this spring on ac-j
count of forest fires. As a rer;
suit, the government is emphaV
sizing its campaign, having forj
its main object the co-operation-of
the general public in the work
of fire prevention and suppres
sion. In this work, the west hafj
already been very active, for fire,
prevention west of the Rocky ,
mountains has .reached a well
For the past five years, the
Northwest has carried on a live
campaign of publicity, setting
forth the results of forest flresl
and urging th'e'heip bf the comS
munity in suppressing and pre-3
vending them'. Various kinds?
of notices have been freely posta
edf and circulars Save been CM
lR10nLXilSS and oldl
(Continued oo Pago 2.)