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THE LANE COUNTY NEWS
W. A. DILL
Editor and Manager
Published Every Monday and Thursday by tlio Lano County Pub
11ATKS OF SUUSCKIPTiON.
$1.60 Six MontUa - .75 Throo Months .60
'Advertising Rates Furnished on Application.
" M Member of the State Editorial Association.
Member of tho Willamette Valley Editorial Association.
And Romember to Got a Stop-Ovar for Springfield.
SPRINGFIELD, OREGON, MONDAY NOVEMBER S, 1915.
TIME FOR SOME UNITED ACTION
' Just at this time there are two particular subects that
demand the united study and action of the Peoplo of Spring
field. These are:
1. Lumber freight rates from the Willamette valley
to California points.
2. Markets for the products raised in the territory
tributary to Springfield.
Both of these are live questions, and ones that vitally af
fect the prosperity of Springfield.
. The Southern Pacific company, in an effort to assist In
the building up of the valley lumber mills, has given a slightly
lowerrate into northern California, than has been given to
the Portland mills, and the Portland mills have entered a big
protest. Mere volume of Portland's complaint may carry
weight to those in authority. It behooves the people of the
valley, especially those of the communities so vitally inter
ested in the lumber business as is Springfield, to study the
question fully, and then to take decisive action.
The matter of markets for farm products is likewise one
of Importance. Dozens of farmers from this vicinity are go
ing to Eugene with their products, to sell" them in the public
market, and scores of Springfield people are going to this
same public market to buy. Why can't the exchange be made
here at home?
Other fanners, finding their market for hogs cut off by
the Eugene butchers' refusal to buy, are combining and
shipping car lots. If car lots are to go out, why not go from
Springfield. The local packing plant, however, is able to
care for a large quantity of the product, but it needs to be
more widely known.
Egg circles are being formed for the co-operative market-
; ing of eggs. Why not market them from Springfield?
These are big community questions, and ones that should
. be studied and acted upon by a united community. These are
Dot questions upon which there need be any very wide dif
ference of opinion. At least no difference that can not be
reconciled by fair, open discussion. These are questions that
need early solution there is not time for referring them
back and forth between two or three similar organizations.
One organization, working for the sole purpose of advancing
Springfield's intersts, could take up these questions, and hav-
ing arrived at a conclusion, could speak definitely as the true
represntative of the business life of Springfield. It Is doubtful
if any formal action toward the consolidation of present or
ganizations could succeed. The plan has failed before, but
there is no reason why an attempt could not be made to form
a board of trade (E. J. wouldn't care.)' to be composed of all
. the persons interested enough in the Prosperity of Springfield
to try to get along, each with als fellow citizen, in the dls-
, .cussion of these problems.
If the social ties formed in present organizations are
. pleasant, there is no reason why such organizations should
v 'not continue as social organizations, but any organization
that pretends to speak for Springfield commercially, should
be broad in its membership, and welcome to its numbers ev-
- ery person who will act the gentleman, and will join with his
Lights Go Out at the
Panama-Pacific Exposition .
Are you Interested In
Mining Art '
The latest developments In all Industrlcca
be seen here. You cannot afford to 'miss1 It
for exposition travel are In effect until
November 30 via the t
Write for our booklet "Wayside Notes'
or secure Information from local agent.
Jobn M. Scott, General Passenger Agent.
fellow citizens In a strong, forward pull for tho bottcrmont of
tho community. .
DISPOSITION OF OREGON-CALIFORNIA LAND .QANT
Governor Withycombo has called a cdnforonco for Thurs
day, November 18 of tho sovon stato commissioners and tho
Southern Pacific officials to formulatlel somo plan for tho
settlement of this controversy.
According to resolutions adopted at tho Land Grant Con
fernco hold in Salem Soptembcr 16-17, thoro wan a general
desiro to roach an agreement botwqon tho stato government
and tho corporation, to Put an cud to litigation and open tho
lands to settlement on fair terms. 1
So far ae the members of tho commission have expressed
themselves through the press, there seems to bo u uutinlmouK
agreement that under no circumstances shall any of the 2,
300,000 acres bo added to tho roro&rrosorvo. '
There Is also a unanimous desiro ;hat the railroad com
pany bo required to pay up all back taxes for several years
amounting to $2,000,000 and now duo tho eighteen counties In
which tho Land Grant Is located,
Tho states and counties are equally Intcrstcd In keeping
this property, valued at about $10000,000, upon tho tax rolls
as a big asset of revenues for thc-future.
It is variously estimated that there are possibly -100,000
acres or this Land Grant suitable for homes, and on which
bonlfide settlers could locate and mako a living.
Some of the commissioners nro very anxious that tho
State Land Board should handle such lands ns might bo
opened to settlement in such a way aB to do justico to tho
railroad company and at tho same tlmo add several million
dollars to the Irreduciblo school funds.
It is believed that after several preliminary conferences
a final agreement can be reached on some of these lines and
' put an end to a controversy that for tho Past eight years has
held up the development of tho state.
VALLEY RATE FIGHT
A few Portland lumber mills grudge the WHamctte Valley
lumber mills the rate advantage enjoyed by the latter In reach
ing California markets via the Southern Pacific railroad, and
are asking for ah equally low rate from Portland. In this they
to represent the entire city In this contest aguinst mills
located In Portland's own trade territory.
These mills are mainly at or near Eugene, Dallas, Salem,
Silverton, Springfield and Albany.
Desiring to build up the lumber Industry on Its own lino,
the Southern Pacific has granted a rate four centB a hundred
less from all these points than that they establish from Port
land. The valley mills have built up some business undr this
are backed by the Portland Evening Telgrnm, which assumes
rate. They are closer to California, and they have enjoyed
such benefits of geographical location as should be reilectcd
In a railroad rate.
Portland mills have had the great advantage of being
located on deep water, and consequently have enjoyed mark
ets which could not be reached by the Valley mills. The lum
ber businss has been bad, with tho result that the Portland
lumbermen, in their desperate hunger for markets, have cast
longing eyes upon the bit of trade being enjoyed by the Inland
mills up the valley. '
Naturally, the Southern Pacific has remained loyal to the
mills on its line, and is opposing the rate reduction demanded
by Portland. The Portland mills, or some of ihem, have not
scrupled to try to Involve the whole community In their selfish
fight. The Portland Telegram, owned mainly by two lumber
men, has been their organ, and has loaned its columns to their
cause. To take advantage of popular prejudice, it has inflamed
feeling against the SouthernPacific, trying to make It appear
in the light of Portland's enemy.
The Valley lumbermen have" our best wishes. We hopo
they win, and this hope we believe reflects the attitude of most
of the business men or Portland. Portland Is not so small as
some would have you think. Oregon Voter.
M HL:W wm
THE BEST WAY TO OWN A HOUSE OF YOUR
OWN IS TO HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO BUY A HOME
THE BEST WAY TO HAVE ENOUGH MONEY IS
TO REGULARLY BANK A PART OF WHAT YOU EARN.
SAVING YOUR MONEY WILL ENCOURAGE YOU,
DEBT WILL DISCOURAGE YOU.
BANK WITH US
For Sale, Rent, Wanted, Etc.
TAKEN UP Twelve head of
cattle on hill ranch south of
town. Owner should claim
the same and pay pasturage
within one week, or the ani
mals will be put in the city
pond. ,J-JV. MACHEN.
FOR SALE Slightly used elec
tric vacuum sweeper. Terms
to suit. Leave word at News
FOR SALE First class Jersey
cow, giving a good flow milk.
See E. M. Crawford, Spring
CALL FOR SCHOOL WARRANTS
School D.Btrlct No. 10 of Springfield
i Oregon, horoby calls for payment of
warrants of said district up to and
Including warrant No. C80. Intorest
ceases on dato of thia notice. Datod
tills 20th day of October, 1015.
780 A. P. McKINZEY, Clerk.
The Best Groceries
For Less Money
The Fifth Stre'et Grocery
Thos. Sikes, Prop. Phone 22
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING TO
FIX TAX LEVY
FOR SALE Wagon and' har
ness cheap. Call at News
FOR RENT Small furnished
house. Address P. O. box 74.
LOST Gold bracelet with in
itial "I" Leave at News of
fice. Reward, 79
CALL FOR TOWN WARRANTS
Notice Is hereby given that I
will pay all outstanding Street
Improvement warrants against
tho Town of Springfield up to
and including number G750. In
I crest will cease after Nov. 1st,
1915. By order of the Town
Notlco Is hereby given that thoro
will be a special meeting of tho tax
payers of Echool district No. 10, Mon
day evening. November 22, 101C, at
7:30 p. m., for tho purpose of fixing
the annual levy of u special tax, and
tn rnnDtilftc unMi nlfior Tttntfnra nn mnv
jpronerly come beforo tho meeting.
I Said meeting will be held at the High
school building on Mill street.
Tho following Is an cstlraato of ex
penditures for the year 1015-16:
Expenses of General ControJ.
Hoard and clerk $ 218,00
Election and census 10.00
Expense of Instruction
Teachers' Salaries 14,000.00
Text Books 25.00
Stationery and Supplies .... C00.00
Expense of Operation of School Plant
Janitors' Salaries 1,045.00
Janitors' Supplies, etc 125.00
Fuel . 395.00
Light and Power 10.00
Expenee of Malntenace of School
Building Repair and Upkeep
of Ground!) 135.00
Replacement and Repair of
Outlay Acquisition and Construction
Equipment for new Buildings 50.00
Alterations, Old Buildings , . 500,00
Equipment, Old Buildings .. 50,00
Bonds, Loans nnd Intorost . . 1,700.00
Manual Training 125.00
Domestic Science and Art .. 175.00
nro famous for quality and
wo savo you money on
what you buy here. Wo
sell Dependable Coffees and
Tens nnd everything clso Is
dependable which wo soil.
Nice & Miller
Op Commercial Stato Bank
MONEY TO LOAN
on Improved farms and city
property, call at my office 32
East 8th Ave, Eugene, or call
7Gtf F. J. BERGER.
Tb fr fl VOod. thft work f Anient 1 m'nA nrrv.
mot loo riti(J fa tb V. 8. Civil Sii. t. if you sit
tot toy uvfsmt0t position II yuu Ukti the CJU
Service Hiatal nit Ion. To Imiii hnw ri-n
iiuillfy la your tjtrc time, wrliq tot our fie Clill
I. C. 8. Box 463, Eunene, Ore;
New Building J.200.00
'. . .$21,103.00
TflOS. SUCKS, Chairman.
m. j. diiuiiy.
c. b. fischer.
A, P. McKINZHY, Clerk.
NOTICE OR ROAD DISTRIST
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
Notice Ib, hereby given by tho un
derBlgno'dlaxpayerB of Iload DIutrlct
No. 5, conutltutjng over, ten per cent
of the taxpayers' of the said Iload
District, that a meeting of the real
dent taxpayers of said Iload District
will bo held on the 20th day of Novem
FIRST NATIONAL BANK, EUGENE, OREGON.
Capital and Surplus - - - $300,000.00
Interests on Savings Accounts a nd Tlmo Certificates
bcr, A. D 1915, at one o'clock P. M
at Lower Cump Creek hcIiooI house, In
said district, for tho purposo of voting
an additional tax for road purposes.
Stroud w. Long, W. II. Elliott. P. A ' ffl ph ...
Wcnger. J. C. Trotter, D Stophons. O, ,on,co pnono oz
F. allrtloy J, A. Crabtroo, J, K, Platts.
W. F. WALKER
We Sell The
West Main St.
0, W, ROOF, Jeweler & Optician
HERBERT E. WALKER
Office In City Hall, Springfield, Ore,
Harness, Shoes, Gloves
Harness and Shoes
The Harness Shop
Edwards & Br at. tarn,
For Farm and City Property
Exchanges a Specialty
Springfield - Oregon
J. H. BOWER
831 Willamette St. Euaene, Oreaon
DR. J. E. RICHMOND
PHONES Office, 3; Residence, 118-J
Over Commercial Bank,
Springfield, Oregon. .