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THE LANE COUNTY NEWS
W. A. DILL
Published Every Monday null Thursday by tho Lnno County Pub
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SPRINGFIELD, OREGON, MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1915.
ABUSE OF RAILROADS NO
(From the Pacific Coast Manufacturer)
, Twenty years, ago abuse of the national banka was an
open avenue to political honors at the hands' of the people.
That has changed and the people ar proud of a stable
banking system, banks that earn good dividends, and whoso
shares are at a premium.
, The sentiment still prevails that abuse of railroads and
hammering public utilities is popular as a vote-getting device.
. The belief has prevailed that in striking at a railroad the
people were striking at some "magnet," or at some group of
rich men which ownejl the road.
In a recent address, President Sproule of the S. P. Go.
showed the truth to be that every blow struck at the railroads
is a blow struck at 600,000 stockholders, who have invested
their savings in securities; at 1,750,000 employes" whose living
depends on the railroads at 11,000,000 savings bank deposi
tors, and at the millions of iucurance policy-holders, a large
part of whose funds are invested in railroads.
When these facts are considered,.it will be seen that strik
ing at the railroads the people strike at themselves.
The Portland Oregonian in an able editorial shows that
aside from these facts, the prosperity of the people is bound
up with that of the railroads, especially in the Pacific North
west whee the greatest need is new railroads to develop our
rich but sparsely peopled wastes. ,
The surest means of supplying this need is, to insure pros
perity to existing roads.
A man who has invested $1,000 in a certain place, with
good results is inclined to follow it with another $1,000, but if
the results have been bad he will be apt to shun such invest
ments for the rest of his life.
Prosperous railroads give good service and spread pros
perity by buying material and employing labor, with which
they dispense in times of stringency.
Since railroads have come under public regulation, state
and inter-state, all excuse that ever existed for popular hostil
ities to them has been removed.
This hostility should not have' been felt against the roads
themselves, but against those individuals who managed them
in a manner inimical not only to the public but to their own
With public control we now have assurance that rates will
not be excessive, but they should be sufficient to pay a reason
able return on the investment.
,., By so doing, they will attract capital to further invest
ments of the same kind.
ADVERTISING IS DOING IT.
Strange, isn't it? But it is true, isn't it? The way some
of your old friends and customers send their money to folks
they do not know and for goods they have never seen.
You would naturally incline to the belief that people
would prefer to buy goods after having had an opportunity to
inspect them, and to make the purchase from people whom
There was a time when shopping was largely a matter
of personal contract. Today the distant store and the mail
order house get into close touch, with thousands, who are
made acquainted with their goods and their methods of doing
business. How is this done? Advertising constant and
Many arguments are used to make customers out of the
readers of advertising. These advertismentsf draw business
from you and the other local dealers. .
Consider the results obtained by the national magazine
advertisers, and you will cease to wonder what is the magnet
that draws to the city department store and the catalogue
, house, hundreds of miles "away, the trade that you should en
' joy, It is surprising that they do not take more dollars out of
this community than they do.
Now mind you, the News is not talking just for its busi
ness but for yours as well, and for your neighbor's For if you
do -not thrive, the News will not. Naturally, and somewhat
-. .selfishly,. the News is interested in this community.
Oregon has reason to be proud of its thousand or more
girls who recently gave an exhibit of their culinary skill, for
there wasn't a' single death or even a case of indigestion
among the multitude that tasted the good things provided.
''Hamilton (Montana) Republican.
' x,o -r.ccD i Awn
Portland, Oct., 10. Although
the deal was completed several
days ago, tne announcement hub umber, mostly lilgn grade ur
just been made of the sale by -with a liberal percentage of
Fred A. Kribs of a tract of tim- cedar. The consideration Invol
ber land in Coos county to Alfred Ved in the transfer is not dis
F. Pillsbury and his brother, of closed, but It is known that more
Minneapolis, who already have than $200,000 changedJiands jn
extensive timber holdings in the deal for the 17 quarter sec
Oregon. The tract purchased tions of land.
Editor nnd Mnnagor
Stop - Over for Springfiold.
LONGER THE OPEN DOOR
by the Pillsbury syndicate was
owned chiefly by Mr. Kribs.
In the tract just Sold are 2G80 a'1 winter.
acres along the headwaters of ' The Warren Construction Co.,
Coos river which are said toi'8 rushing its b tulithic paving
cruise nearly 300,000,000 feet of j contracts at North Bend.
OUR PUBLIC FO&UM
II L. E. Johnson
On TwoCont Passonger Unlet
Tho farmers of
this nation nro
In railroad rates
ntnl equity bo.
nnd frolsht rates
Is especially Im
portant to tho
man who follows
tho plow (cr tho
very llttlo but ho
U a heavy con
trlbutor to tho
freight ' revenues
So mo of tho
states have a two cent passenger rate
nnu whatever loss Is Incurred Is rocov
orod through freight rovonuo. Tho jus
tice of such a procedure was recently
passed upon by the Supremo Court
of West Vtrclnli and tho decision Is
so far-reaching that wq have asked
L. E. Johnspn, president of tho Nor
folk ond Western Italltfay whoso road
contested tho cb to briefly review
tho suit Mr. Johnson' said In. part;
""Some ten years ago. passenger
faros woro fixed by tho legislatures
of a largo number of states at two
cents a mllo. As a basis', for such
economic legislation, no examination
was inado of tho cost of doing tho
business so regulated, nor was any
attention given to tho fact whether
such a rnto would yield to the rail
way companies an adequate, or any
net return upon tho capital Invested
In conducting this class of business.
"Such a law was passed In West
Virginia In 1007. Tho Norfolk and
Western Railway Company put tho
rnto Into effect and maintained tt for
two years. Its accounting during
theso two years showed that two
cents a mllo per passonger barely
paid tho out-of-pocket cost and noth
ing was left to pay any return on
capital Invested. It sought roller from
tho courts. Export accountants for
The St Helen's Ship company
is busy on 5 mast auxiliary ,
The Dalles has
a new soap
ists bought Whited
Ashland ice plant will move to
The Oreg&n cranberry crop is
good, price around $10 a barrel.
Ashland 744 head of cattle
shipped from here recently
urougnt owners $4&,uuu.
A Rplf-nlllnf fmllv wfmnl mnn.
ufactured at Hausser, Oregon,
ran 3b days without oiling.
119,000 acres of land ha3 been
open for settlement In South
Spauldlng Logging Co., will
attempt to colonize its logged
off land at Black Rock.
Bandon cheese factory turned LOST Between Fifth and A
out 50,000 pounds of cheese in I streets and Booth-Kelly lof
5 months. flee a merchaum pipe, gold-
Bandon Prospect of railroad mounted. Finder please re
orders brightens the lumber turn to News oflice or Booth
ket outlook. Kelly office. 73
An effort is being made for a
bridge across the Willamette at
Prineville planning big irriga
tion scheme with canal and dam.
Stockholders of Canby Can
ning Co. are figuring on starting
Crown Point on Columbia
Highway will have $20,000 hotel.
Gold ore running $40 a ton re
ported ono mile west of Buncom.
Drainage district being organ
ized on Ten Mile, Coos Bay.;
. Un'ty New creamery nearly
Bandon Manager Thompson
of the Sixes River mines lias
crew bm men working on con
struction of a flum. A sawmill
is being constructed and the.cost
of the Hume and mill combined
, will be about $150,000
i Toledo The Geo. W. Moore
sawmill preparing to resume op
erations. ; '
, Toledo J, B. Miller Logging
ramp's on depot slough is aga'n
in operation. A -
Grants Pass Reports t say !
Greenback mine may be operat-
od in near future.
, I Jill lines will feature Qregon
cranberries on their diners.
Gardner Salmon canneries
on the Umpqua have opened.
l Present conditions indicate
Nor u uenu muis win oper-
it. i i 11. t- 1 1 in '
Continued from pago J )
Dr. E. D. Johnson saldneb
caslon was one of tho happiest
both tho Stnto and tho Hallway Com-
puny testified that tho claims of tho
railroad wore sustained by tho facts.
Two cents did not pay tho cost of
cnrrytiiK a passcngar n mllo. Tho
Stnto, howovor, contended that tho.
rallrond was earninir enough surplus
on Us stnto freight business to glvo a
fair return upon tho capital used In
Its passenger as well as Itn freight
business. For tho purposes of tho
case, tho railroad did not deny tilts,
but held to Its contention that tho
Stnto could not segregato Its pas
sengcr business for rnto fixing with
out allowing n rnto that would bo
sutnetont to pay tho cost of doing
hustuess and enough to glvo somo
return upon thu capital Invested In
doing tho business regulated. This
was tho Issuo prcsoulcd to tho Su
premo Court. Us decision responds
to the Judgment of tho falr-mluded
sentiment of tho country. Tho Su
premo Court says that, oven though
a- railroad earns a surplus on &' pap
tlcular commodity by charging rea
sonable rates, that affords no. reason
for compelling- tt to haul another's
person or property for less than cost
Tho surplus from a roasouablo rnto
properly belongs to tbo railway com
pany. If tho surplus t earned from
an unreasonable rata then' that rato
should bo reduced. Tho Stnto may
not oven up by requiring tho railroad
to carry other tralllc for nothing or
for loss than cost
Tho decision Is a wholccomo ono
nnd demonstrates that tho ordinary
rules of fair dealing apply to railway
companies. Tho tact that ono mnkos
a surplus on his wheat crop would
never bo urged as a renson for com
pelling him to sell his cotton at less
than cost. It would not satisfy tho
man who wanted bread to bo told
that Its high price enabled tho cotton
manufacturer to get IiIb raW product
for less than cost, in this enso tho
court renfilrmod thn homely maxim
that ench tub must stand unon Its
own bottom "
i moments of his life. Ho pointed
out what new roads will mean to
this district; how industries of
nil kinds can be developed, nnd
vast Quantities of produce shlp-
Today the commercial club
sent a congratulatory telegram
to Mr. Strahorn, as well as to
some of the towns to be bene
fited by the railroad; Including
Bend, Lakovlew and Silver Lake.
, Today the proposed railway is
the principal subject of discus
sion. Every where there 's new
optimism, similar to that felt
when the first word came that
iu Southern Pacific line from
lUC OOUlUeril 1 UCU1C line irOIU
jWcou was near.
For Sale, . Rent, Wanted, Etc.
GOOD RANGE for sale at bar
gain. Inquire at News office.
FOR SALE A good motorcycle
or will trade for a good horse
also spring oats. Inquire at
FOR SALE Wagon and har
ness cheap,, Call at News
SPRINGFIELD PROPERTY for
Sale or Trade. Address Bo
5, route 1. G8-9
HORSES FOR SALE If you
, want a bargain, don't fall to
i see them. Must sell this week
Also household goods for sale.
J. F. Martin, 045 A street. G8
FOR SALE First class Jersey
cow, giving a good flow milk.
See E. M. Crawford, Spring
WANTED A gentle saddle pony
for a lady to .a ide this, winter
: for Its keeping. Address P.
' O. Box-55, or call at 167 Mill
and B street. It
FOR SALE At a bargain close !
In residence lot. Browning
. Realty Co.
FOR SALE OR TRADE New
six room bungalow jon im
proved lot 50x150, trees, out
side city limits; city water,,
sewerage, wired for electric
lights, ono block from mac
adam, street. WJ11 trade for
Springfield property, Address
, E. R. Spencer, Cottage Grove
We Have a Will
in our Vault at
Bank of Springfield, and you are
welcome to deposit your will in this
strong box for safe keeping without
The Best Groceries
For Less Money
The Fifth Street Grocery
Thos. Sikes, Prop. Phone 22
FIRST NATIONAL BANK, EUGENE, OREGON.
Capital and Surplus - - - $300,000.00
Interests on Savings Accounts and Time Certificates
Commercial printing carefully
executed at the News
Practice Limited tl ,
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat.
Graduate Nurse Attending
306, White Temple, Eugene.
Olllce Ninth nnd l'cariat. TelinouL-Kll9
DR M. Y. SHAFFER, D.V.S.
Suito 2. Phono 888, EUGENE, OUK
Residence over Dodge's Store
Repairing a Specialty
Main, lot. Fourth anl Fifth. Phono 11
8PR.INGFIELD . - OREGON
Donald Young and
L. L. Ray announce tho
formation of the law
firm, of Young & Ray,
with offices over tho
Loan & Savings Bank,
The First National m
arc fatuous for quality nnd
wo savo you monoy on
what you buy hero. Wo
sell Dependable Coffees nnd
Tons and everything elso Is
dependable which wo sell.
Nice & Miller
Op Commercial State Bank
J. H. BOWER
831 Willamette 8t. Eugene, Oregon
Office In City Hall, 8prlngrleld, Ore.
HERBERT E. WALKER
W. F. WALKER
Office Phone 62; Residence 67-J
West Main St.
Harness, Shoes, Gloves
. Harness and Shoes
The Harness Shop
For Farm and City Proporty
Exchanoes a Specialty
Springfield - Oregon
DR. J. E. RICHMOND
PHONES Office, 3; Residence, 116-J
Over' Commercial Bank,
' ' Springfiold, Oregon.