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THE LANE COUNTY NEWS
Editor and Manager
W. A. DILU - - j .
Published Every Monday and Thursday by tho Lano County Pub-
I ll8blng Association. ' , .
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irifAndf Romomber to Get a Stop-Over f or -Springfield;
SPRINGFIELD, OREGON, THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 1915.
Sober-minded patriotism in this' country must regard the reply
of the German imperial government to the American note with
profound regret, says the Telegram. Sober-minded patriotism
believes that President Wilson meant every wor4 he uttered in
that memorable communication; and. so believing is calmly and
firmly resolved to uphold the president to the last conclusion.
Since the beginning of the European hostilities the president
of this great democracy, and the people as well, have maintained
an attitude of neutrality as regards any fact, act or condition
which has affected the fortunes of war over seas. Neither by
official act nor popular attitude has there been any manifest in
clination to extend advantage, aid, comfort or sympathy to the
one side that, in like circumstances, would not be extended to the
other side. All that has been said or done In this country, which
could be in any sense sonstrued as bearing the stamp of national
indorsement, has been within the full warrant of international
friendliness toward all.
American hope has been strong and exceedingly earnest that
such attitude of friendliness might be maintained toward each
belligerent to the end. In this connection there has arisen a new
conception of American destiny that has ripened into an ideal de
sire to serve the world as no other great nation has served it be
fore. The hope has been that when the end of hostilities finally
is reached, by American counsel and through American influence
international adjustment in Europe and throughout the world
might be brought about, in which the heart and the head and not
the mailed fist would be the controlling factor. The realization
of this hope depends on the continued friendliness of the United
States with every one of the nations now at war.
By order df, and in accordance with the program of German
imperialism, neutral Americans have been sent to their death on
the high seas; and when protest is made and notice given that
such is not the course that any nation can pursue toward another
friendly nation and that it must cease, we get in reply evasion
that is coldly contemptuous, and an attempt at justification load
ed with- the technical quirks and sophisms of diplomacy. Con
cerning that reply there can be but one genuinely American sen
.timent, that the just demand we have made be enforced let the
consequences be what they may.
In that determination there is no occasion for passion, nor
should there be any disposition to hamper and embarrass the
president in this grave crisis by popular insistence upon this, or
that particular course of action. Our faith should be that in his
patriotism, his wisdom and his integrity the president will take
that course which best will fit the hour's need. There is reason
able assurance that the popular faith is such; and there is no
doubt whatever that the popular heart and head and arm will
support the president In whatever course he takes.
Americans do not deplore the possible consequences of the
present situation either from a sense of fear or anger; but simply
as they threaten to defeat cherished hopes. The United States
has done its uttermost to avoid trouble; but If trouble must come,
"thrice is he armed that hath his quarrel just."
The News Is ready to donate half a dozen exchanges, or even
some perfectly good wrapping paper to put in the windows of the
KNOW THY COUNTRY
IllTelegraph and Telephone
Our transportation facilities aro tho
most perfect product of this grcatxouv
merclal ago and tho tolesrnph and id
. ophono systoms of this nation crown
thO Industrial achievements of the
wholo world. Thcso twin messengers
of modern civilization, born in ' the
! skies, stand today tho most faithful and
I ofnclont imblto servants that over
1 tolled tor tho human race,
. They aro of American nativity nnd
whllo warm from tho mind of tho In
ventlvo genius have, under American
supervision, spun a not-work of wires
across tho earth and under the- seas.
TcleRraphr. In Its early youth, mas-
' tored tho known world and tho tolo-
phono has already conquered tho
earth's surfaco, and now stands at tho
seashore ready to leap across tho
No Industry In tho history of the
world has over made such rapid strides
In development and usefulness, and
nono haB over exerted a uioro powerful
influence upon tho civilization of Us
day than tho Telegraph and Telephone.
Their achievement demonstrates the
supremacy of two distinct types of
American gonlus Invention and organ
ization. Tho industry was peculiarly fortun
nto In having powerful Inventive Intel
loct at its sourco and tremendous
minds to direct its organization and
growth. It Is the most porfect fruit
of the treo of American industry and
vhon compared with its European con
temporaries, it thrills ovory patriotic
American with prido.
Ambitious youth can And no mora in
spiring company than tho fellowship
of tho glatit Intellects that constructed
this marvelous Industry and a Journey
along tho pathway of Its dovaJopmtnt,
Illuminated at ovory mtlo-poat of Its
progress by tho Hghtnlng-flasUos of
brilliant minds, will bo taken at a very
A brlof statistical rovlow of tho In
dustry brings out Its growth and mag
nltudo In a most convincing and utv
Tho tolophono sorvlco of ttio United
States Is tho most popular ami onlclont
and its rates aro tho cheapest of the
tolcphono systems of tho world.
Wo aro tho greatest talkers on earth.
Wo send CO per cout of our communi
cations over tho tolophono. Tho world
has about 15,000,000 telephones and of
this number tho Unttcd States has ap
proximately 0,5-10,000, Europe -1,020,000
and other countries 1,300,000. Accord
ing to tho latest world tolophono con.
sus, tho total tolcphono Investment is
$1,900,000,000 and of this amount $1,
095,000,000 was credited to tho United
States, $030,000,000 In Europe and
$175,000,000 in othor countries. Tho
annual tolcphono conversations total
21,000,000,000 divided as follows: Unit
ed States 15,600,000,000; Europe 6,800,
000,000, and other countries 2,200,000.
000. Tho total world wlro tolophono
mllengo Is 33,262,000 miles divided ar
follows: United States 20,248,000, Eu
ro po 10,335,000, and othor countries
2,679,000. About six per cent of
tho world s population and sixty-one
per cent of tho telcphono wlro mile
age is in tho United States.
The remarkable success of commission form of government
is shown, says Professor D. C. Sowers of Eugene, by the fact that
in not a single instance has a city gone back to the old represen
tative council system after the commission plan has been given
a fair trial. This success is almost entirely to be attributed to the
superior organization which the commission plan affords because
in most instances the commissioners have not been men specially
trained for the work which they have been called upon to perform.
"King George of England said a few words Thursday to his cab
inet urging unity. George has about as much to say on how
things shall be as the driver of -the sprinkling wagon of this city,"
unfeelingly remarks the Medford Sun.
room where the remnants of a fire-scorched stock are stored,
view from Main street Is not pre posesslng.
How About Your Girl?
The Cottage Grove Sentinel demand to. bo introduced to
In a recent Issue relates a story j those young" men whose' coni
from a magazine of the coils pany his daughter was being
that are thrown out to snare
young girls and follows It up
with the statement that an in
stance, absolutely paralleling
the early parts of the story fell
under the notice of the editor.
Wlm ...nfl.nri 1(l't
11V UllHlV Wtl.ll I
they come to the
girl's home to meet her.
One evening the girl went to
an entertainment. One of these
young men met her on the way
The situation is not peculiar to, home. She could hardly refuse
magazine stories, or to the to allow him to walk home with
Rose" and the
PORTLAND ROSE FESTIVAL
A Time of fun and frolic for young and old td forget the
cares and worries of the day and join in the spirit of mirth
Special Round Trip Fares
movies, or to the Cottage Grove
railroad station. It developes In
othnr towns, nerhans not at the
depot, but in the public park, or7!
about the school buildings of
evenings, or in other clandestine'
places. It is worth the while of
parents to read the Sentinal
article and ponder. The Sen
her. They stopped at a park to
sit down and tnlk a few minutes
Soon his arm was about her.
She allowed him to kiss her.
She attempted to stop there, but
she thought she loved him, she
Was certain ho loved her, she
was too inexperienced to judge
between animal passion and
passionate love, he promised to
. , marry her afterward she yield-
But a few days ago a news ednd now where l8 tho man
Item from a big city told the sad who B t0 h d b
story of a little mother who had naIye excuse kept postponing
been deserted months before by the prom,8ed day-,1 & tolok he
the father of her new-born babe. lto a 8trange clty and there de
She was far too young for a serted her. He was a roving
mother. She was still in short railroad man, she said. He had
dresses. She was not prepared traveled over much of the
i to become a mother. She wept. world. Most llkelv this was not
for her own mother, whose name.j the first girl to fall his prey,
she would not give, for there was His greedy passion Is not yet
no wedding ring on her finger, 'satisfied. Perhaps some other
There was no wardrobe for the little cirl in some other little
unwelcome little stranger. There ; town tlmaglnes she loves him
From Albany $3.10
From Junction City $3.30
Mt Angel 1.50
With corresponding low round trip
fares from all other points. ITIckets
on salo from all points south of Hose
burg June Cth to 10th, inclusive from
rtoseburg and all points north Juno
6th to 11th, Inclusive. Final roturn
limit Juno 14th.
information from nearest Agent of
John M. Scott, General Passenger Agent, Portland, Ore.
was no milk in Nature 8 iount
Jar the little babe, for the mother
had been starved for weeks after
I losing her position on account
I of her condition. How she had
'borne up and maintained suf-
ficlent strength to keep the child
j alive until Us birth was a mys
tery. ! Here is the little mother's
! She lived in a little country
, town. Her parents were moder
ately well-to-do. They took
igood care of her so far as
I clothes and food were concern
ed. She was happy and con
tented and was about to gradu-
now perhaps slip Imagines he
ldves her. Perhaps she, too, will
be his plaything for a few
Perhaps this human vulture,
;or another like him, is in Cot
tage Grove. Have you a girl
that might become prey for
such as he?
As we read this sad story of
this little girl, tho same
thoughts whirled through our
mind as have probably whirled
through your mind as we have
repeated the story.
An hour or so later wo passed
the Cottage Grove depot. There
was a little girl, not over 18
ate from high school. On her (years of age, leaning agahlst the
way home from school, she pas-; depot. She is a sweet little miss
sed the postofilce and depot. At of good parents. Her face is
both places she stopped to talk'famallar to us. Three men,
with girl acquaintances. At strangers to us, but from their
both places she got acquainted 'appearance railroad men, were
with young men. As time went talking to her. She dropped her
on mild friendships developed, head as they bandied her and
When her mother questioned nmlrked upon her. As tho head
her as to her delay in coming waB drooped she could not see
home from school she whined the lust in their oyes. True, It
to be allowed to do as other -was broad daylight, but this
girls do. The father said: "Oh, little girl was In grave danger,
no harm can come Ho her In Her cheeks were rosy. May the
broad day light." But he didn't color never fade from them as
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Bound to Growi
Most largo business enterprises of to
day wore begun in u small way.
Proper banking facllitleo will help
your business to grow and prosper.
This Hank gives tho Hitino careful at
tention to the small accounts that It
fumlHhcd tho larger ones wo know
t hoy will grow.
Wo will appreciate your account
whether small or largo.
The Best Groceries
For Less Money
The Fifth Street Grocery
Thos. Sikcfl, Prop. Phone 22
Safe Deposit Boxes
Valuable papers deposited in our
Safe Deposit boxes can not burn
up, cannot get lost or destroyed.
Commercial State Bank
This Will Whet Your Appetite
This store Is filled with tho choicest groceries money can
buy with groceries entirely, free from all adulterations
with groceries of tho most absolute and unquestioned pur
itywith groceries that build up the syHtem and Instill that
remarkable energy which insures success In life.
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Opposite Commercial State Bank Phone 9
IP YOU HAVE NEVER TRIED
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Chas. Barkman, Manager.
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Capital and Surplus $300,000.00
Interests on Savings Accounts and Time Certificates
it did frbm tho cheeks of the
other little girl to whom wo have
This little girl 1s the sunshine
of some Cottage Grove homo.
She has parents who would have
been shocked tohavoTfound her
In the ; situation we have de
scribed. Perhaps it was not
your' jttle girl. We hope not.
The parents of this little girl, If
they read this, will think it
couldn't have been thejlr girl.
But she Is somebody's girl. Aro
you certain she Isn't your's?
Where was your girl between
i:0Q and 5:00 p. m. every day of
tho past week? Aro you certain
(Continued on Pago 4)