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Continuing the Springfield and Lane County Star, Which Were Consolidated February 10, 1914
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SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1910.
VOL. XIV. NO
V H 11
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MILLS 10 RAISE
Tho Saturday Issue of tho
Portland Tolcgrnm says:
Effoctlvo October 10, lumber
prices will be advanced by all
mlllH In the membership of the
WoHt Const Lumber Manufac
turers association, composing a
majority of the producing plants
of Western Washington and
Western Oregon. This was de
termined at a meeting of the
association at Tacoma yester
day. It was voted to ask, all
member mills to express an
opinion whether to puC Into ef
fect November 1 alii priccB on
the differential lists of tho asso
ciation which have been disre
garded since soon after they
were promulgated, manufactur
ers preferring to sell'for what
ever thoy could gel.
Slash grain flooring nnd drop
siding will be raised $1 and all
lciuds of boards GO cents. This
will put slash grain flooring at
$16 f. o. b. mills and siding at
$15. All 8 and 10 foot boards
will be $8.50, and 12-foot boardB
Will be $9. A proposal to ralso
10-foot boards CO cents failed
Market is Only Starting
While conditions In tho lum
ber market of the Pacific North
west have shown marked Im
provement during the last
-month, the feeling exists among
the members that the start has
Just been made. They do not
anticipate a large Increase In
the volume of business during
tho winter months, but with the
opening of spring, expect trade
to Increase on a scale propor
tionate with times before tho
war began and before prices
slumped to tho lowest point ever
known In this industry in this
section of tho country. Tho now
prices will likely mean the rc
opejilng of a number of mills
which have been Idle for months
as the employment of a largo
number of hands.
Word received from the olllco
of Thorp Bnbcock, secretary of
the West Coast Lumber Manu-l
facturcrs' association, In Seat
tle, was to the effect that, whilo
M.ore hns boon an Imnrovement
PRICE OF PRODUG
In conditions up to tho presont!tho mther BtcGl vlno '"to
o,ifm.Mii.iBt fmn-nrfivft which they had fallen.. The
weeks, It had been felt that tho
time was-not ripe to advance
prices until now.
Spring Demand to Be Strong
"Wo anticipate,' said tho re
port, "that spring buying wlll be
oxtromely heavy and will coioo
earlier next year than ever be
foro. Wo bellovo the lumber
men should receive moro money
for their product. Prices have
been tho lowest over known,
and conditions have now chang
ed to tho .point where it Is believ
ed' to be just for tho lumber In
terests to advance their prices
and endeavor to placo thorn
selves on a basis where they will flm congressional district, to
afloast bo able to make a little !mcf h 8 constituents and learn
moro than their expenses. P Jf cm public ques ions.
"Chances aro that a score or !At thia ,mo ho ls Particularly in
moro of mills which have been , roatcA in learning what the
elos-od from several months to l)eol aru thinking about tho
..... ...m ,..in public" lands, and tho waterways
eolpts of our intentions, reopen.
If too many of them do so and
resume cutting on a largo scale
it may moan, that prices will
case' off again, pf course we
cannot tell owners, 'to" open or
not, not to; Uit Is n.ma(tW en.;
tlroly up.tolhemSnd. thmustf
ir.i, ttfrtniifi riif ii&rthrwi
4UWJV IU IIIU V v WM" uuvlMv
heir action for themselves." 4
SAYS MEDFORD VISITOR
WHO MAY LOCATE HERE
Benjamin M.' Collins of Hert
ford, Is hero for a visit with his
cousin, Ed. Collins, and may de
cide to locate permanently in
"This placo strikes me as the
most enterprising town I have
vlstcd in Oregon or California,"
says Mr. Collins, and he has
boon on tho road for nearly a
year now, and has visited scores
SISTER DIES IN MICHIGAN
Mrs. Will Clark has just re
ceived tho sad news of tho
death' of her sister, Mrs. Itosa
Decker of Winn, Michigan, on
September 27, at the Homeo
pathic hospital at Ann Arbor.
Mrs. Decker grow to woman
hood In Springfield, graduating
from the public schools here.
She leaves two daughters, Itcna
and Ina Becker. Her many
frlonds hero will be sorry to
hear of her death.
GRANGE TO HOLD ITS
Tho Springfield Grange will
hold Its first September meet
ing at the hall on Saturday, Oc
tober J). All members aro urg
ed to be present, as it is hoped
that plans for tho winter's work
may bo formulated at this time.
off of a Bridge
Tho ambulance belonging to
Lorah & Lorah of tho Springfield
livery barn. was somewhat dam
aged, the harness broken to bits
nnd the horses somewhat skin
ned up, when the outfit went off
a bridge near Mabel at 8 o'clock
Saturday evening. II. T. Pratt,
the drivor, was not injured.
A call had come from the mill
at Mabel to lako a patient to
the hospital In Eugene, and Mr.
Pratt made the trip. After he
had passed Marcola, and was
nearly to his ourney's end, one
of tho wheels of the vehicle ran
off a bridge and the weight of
the wagon dragged the horses
down, one on top of tho other.
Both horses were somewhat cut
and bruised, and it was with
difficulty they were gotten out of
wagon tongue was broken, and
tho harness very much dam
aged. Mr, Pratt walked back
to Marcola and telephoned his
employers, and another ambu
lance was sent from Eugene to
get tho patient. Tho damaged
vehicle was brought back to
Springfield late yesterday after
noon. CONGRESSMAN HAWLEY
IN EUGENE fTOMORROW
Congressman "W. C, JlawJey
will be in Eugene tomorrow on
'a portion ot his trip over the
Mxt other public questions will
a)B0 tal,t0 '? attention. Ho goes
Wednesday to tho Sluslaw to
Bpoct wrk on tho bar
there, and Willo on' to Coos
bay to take part liv-tho .colobra.
" ;B ovor the compter
l of , 10 WUlBinotto-Paciqi
br dco" between Marshfleld and
OF S. P. 10 BE
High officials, Including Pres
ident Sproule, and other oper
ating officials, left San Francis
co today on the annual general
inspection of tho company's ing of tho Springfield Dcvelop
j lines. They are to go over all mcnt league at the league rooms
tho trackage, and examine cv- tomorrow evening at 8 o'clock,
cry station on the system, and Mr. Morton will discuss In
will give merit marks wherever general the work of the school,
canted. ' land more particularly will ex-
j The local yards arc being giv- plain the plan now being worked
jon an extra cleaning in antlcl-jout for the establishment of a
patlon of tho Inspection, which 'Commercial museum at the Unl-
will occur Thursday of this week tverslty. It Is Intended that this
If tho officials arc not delayed, museum shall contain samples
'of products from all portions of
MUCH CLOVER IS GROWN j Oregon, together with a state-.
mcnt of the manufacturing and
That Lane county is becoming commercial Interests of these
a clover raising center Is evi-!dlITcreiit secti0ns. The address
donced by tho fact that within by Mk Morton will be of special
the past ten days $10,000 has mtere8t to the manufacturers of
been spent by eastern buyers for th(J town an(I wlll prove of more
this product here. The buyers tlmn passlng concern to all who
aro operating through Quayle &,- interested In the welfare of
Johnson, who have already dis
patched a carload of the seed to
Minneapolis, receiving $4970 for
it, and a second car will be sent
within the next week.
It is the intention of this firm
to install clover cleaning plant
In Eugene next year at a cost of
between $600 and $800, and next
year the output In this immed
iate vicinity Is expected to reach
a Value of between $20,000 and
$30,000. While the counties
down the valley have raised clo
ver extensively for the seed, lit
tle attention has been paid to
tho crop in this section, until the
past year or two. The soil here
Is' adapted to clover growing and
is very similar to that of Yam
hill and Polk counties, where
thousands of acres are grown.
State Road Man
Tho class of work being done
on Edwards lane, a row miles
east of Springfield, was highly
commended by State Highway
Engineer Cantine, who with
County Commissioners Harlow
and llawley lnspojctcd the work
last Friday. Mr. Cantine had
como to Lane county more es
pecially to Inspect tho Pacific
Highway through the county,
but took time off to inspect the
work now in progress hear hero.
Tho Pacific Highway, he
found, is in excellent shape for
the greater part of tho distance
through Lane county. Only on
a strip a mile long, over terri
tory taken from Douglas county
last year, will any considerable
work bo done, and Mr. Cantine
stated he believed the state
highway funds would supply the
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BeaverHerndon Hardware Company
WILL JELL PLANS
SURVEY OF STATE
D. ,W, Morton, head of the
school of commerce of the Uni
versity of Oregon-, will be tho
principal speaker at the meet-
tho community. All interested,
whether members of pie league
or not, are Invited to attend.
The business session of the
league will follow the address.
Claude Knoti: Home
Destroyed by Fire
The home ot Mr. and Mrs.
-.-. .v P
uiaun jvnou, wesc oi tne west
Springfield school, was entirely
destroyed by fire" early Satur
day morning, together with
practically all of itsrtcontents.
Mr. and Mrs. Knott escaped with
but a few articles of clothing
and one or two articles of fur
niture. The fire is believed to have
been the work of an Incendiary,
for it seemed to have started
underneath one corner, of the
kitchen. A similarly inexplica
ble fire started in the house
several months ago, but was ex
tinguished before it had done
any great damage. The fire this
time, however, liad gained such
headway when Mr. and Mrs.
Knott were awakened, that they
could do nothing toward staying
An alarm was telephoned to
Springfield and the fire whistle
was blown vigorously for sev
eral minutes. A large number
of people wont from here, but
the apparatus was of no use be
cause there is no water service
across the river. Volunteers
did good work in keeping the
home of Rev. M. P. Childs of the
Free Methodist church, from
WAS EXCEEDINGLY LIGHT
Harold M. Mayo, co-operative
weather observer, living at Kln
cald park, furnishes the Nows
The Marathon Runner
is not the only man who Is
Interested In sporting goods
In fact, he is In tho very
small minority. Any man
who indulges in out door
'sports', whether it be tennis,
baseball or golf, etc, Is sure
to- 'ivant those Articles
"'which make tbuCIi- exercise
a pleasure. We have a
largo Variety of sporting
goods of every description,
and can meet the require
ments of very one In this'
UneJ ' '
With tho following summary of
weather conditions for Septem
ber: Mean temperature, 60.0, aver
aging from a mean maximum
of 73.8 and mean minimum of
Highest temperature of the
month,, 87 degrees on the 4th. .
Day with lowest, 38 degrees
on the 28th.
Total precipitation .53 Inch.
Days clear. 16; partly cloudy,
8; cloudy, 6.
PILING TO PROTECT
BANKS OF MILLRACE
Th nonth-Kniiv nil fin-
was moved yesterday and today
from the southeast part of the
nond to a nolnt on the north side
of the mlllrace, between the dam
and the-refuse burner. Piling
are to be placed on each side of
the ra-ce from the dam to the
first sawdust chute, to keep the
water from washing the banks.
The piledrlver was brought over
the pond Saturday afternoon
and then down along the log-
dumping track Sunday while the
trains were not using this track.
Driving of piling for the lum
ber storage gangways, in the
caoiciu ijan. ui uic jam
been completed, and the decK-
Ing has been put in place. About
200 feet more of storage room
will be provided by the placing
of stringers on blocks.
BUILDING BOAT OF LIGHT
DRAFT FOR FREIGHT USE
George Fisk, who lives .just
west of Emerald heights, is
building a boat on which he will
linn n nnm Cff1n tt iWrl i wll DOl
use a new. style of paddle-wheel
which he has invented. The boat
is 11 feet wide and 48 leetover
all In length, and draws five in
ches of water light He will in
stall a four-horse-power gaso
line engine for power. He ex
pects to take the boat to Port
land as soon as the river has
risen sufficiently for him to get
over the riffles at Judkins point.
The boat -was launched a week
ago, and he is now building the
cabin on It.
Two lads, Earl Johnson, age
17 and John Dodge, age 15,
came to Springfield Saturday
morning from Springfield Junc
tion, with Ira Young, the mail
carrier. They claimed they had
been beating their way from
Chehalls, Washington, to visit
the half sister of Johnson, who
was supposed to be living near
Springfield. The boys' story was
doubted for a time, and they
were turned'over to Chief Stani
ger, but ther persisted in their
tale, and they described the wo
man, Mrs. Nellie Chapman, so
well that she was recognized as
the Mrs. Chapman living at Hy
land's siding. Johnson claimed
not to have seen his half-sister
for ten years, but he knew the
names of all her children, and
accordingly the boys were al
lowed to continue their journey.
MOVE OFF OLD HOUSE .
EXCAVATE FOR BUILDING
E. E.'Kenner ls having the dirt
removed from his lot at the cor
ner of Fifth and A streets, in pre-
uaration for the erection of a
building as soon as he secures a
tenant. The old house on the lot
is to bo moved to his farm, west
(of Kelly butto, contract for the
t moving already haying been let.
Mr. Kepner'slotls yirny mu reet,
and he is prepajred to cover as
much of the lot as -may be ne
cessary, , . . , . fc .
An excavation .of 15", jnohes is
to be made along tho West side
of .the lot,,and asriiuich.'as need
M far finihingntho rflll. pt the
jecofl-traoijduge Willie tak
en from the rest of the lot.
GHAS. L. SCOn
OF FIRST NATIONAL
The regular monthly meeting '
of the board of directors of the
First National Bank, Springfield,
Oregon, was held Saturday
night, Oct. 2nd, at which time
they had for consideration the
resignation of J. F. Smith as dl-
rector and President of the bank
as official duties require him to
s lo UIU auilu Ul si
executor of the estate of the late
, Jame,s A- Eert. However, Mr.
SmIth retains his fuU business
; interest In the Institution, and
wiU make Sequent trips to
, Springfield. .
I m resignatoin was accepted
the boar f directors w th
i5 auuiue wmB xc?uiu-
tlon was adopted
Whereas, owing to business engage;
mcnts elsewhere- that demand hla
residence In itoother state, Mr. J. F".
Smith has tendered his resignation as
president and director of the First' Na
tlonal Bank ot Springfield, Oregon, wo
1.1 I A, At-m,n MI..Afll1lv nt-
:Cept his resignation
L. G. PAGE
E. P. McBEE
There being' a vacancy ins the
Board of Directors D. S. Beals
was appointed to fill the var,
cancy. . ..
Charles K Scott -was elected
President of the Board and;D. S.
Beals, Cashier. Mr. Scott has
ibeen connected with the bank as .
Casiier since May, 1909, and Mr.
' I ' - - -' '-.""V -.
Beals has acted as-assistant
Cashier for some years previous.
(Special to the Lane County News
Wendling, Ore., Oct. 2. airs.
J. Sinner of Springfield spent
the early part of the week vis-
at nf of her father"
in-law, Henry Sinner.
Mrs. Hazel Manette, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Hicklin, was
married Friday to Eugene Cole. .
The ceremony was performed
in Eugene. .
Ethan Taylor, the three-yearr
old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Taylor, was brought home on.
Thursday afternoon from the
hospital at Springfield, where
he had undergone treatment
for a short illness. '
Last Monday Mrs. Faye Ab.
rams received news from Port
land of the death of her brother,
Elmer, Fox, who formerly lived
at Crawfordsville. He was fifty
years old. The funeral will be
held in Crawfordsville.
O. H. Jarrett, mill superin
tendent, and Miss Clara Riggs
were married Thursday at Eu
gene. After a short honeymoon
trip they will be at home in
CAMP CREEK ITEMS .
(Special to tho ane Countjr (Nerj
Camp Creek, Ore., Oct. 2. .
Rev. Husband held services hero
Sunday, September 2C,
R. A. Stephens has purchased
him a new Ford, .
J. A. Crabtree and family
spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Jack. " ;
Mr. and Mrs. L. Stephens
have returned home after a few
days' visit with relatives at
Mr. and Mrs, W. Jack spent
Sunday with, their son, Arthur
Mrs. A. ,M. Brown and .Fran
ces Brown were "in Springfield1
and Eugene Thursday andeFri-
Mrs. Thomas and, family.?
w'ere.-here Wednesday. ;! (. .
teacher. ' . .