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THE LANE COUNTY NEWS
W. A. DILL
Editor and Manager
published Every Monday and Thursday by tho Lano County Pub
A llshtng Association.
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Jnd Remember to Get a Stop-Over for Springfiold.
SPRINGFIELD, OREGON, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1915.
ONE OBJECT ACCOMPLISHED
The News, on Monday, suggested two subjects upon
which the people of Springfield ought to take decided stand.
One matter that of the lumber freight rates has has re
ceived the attention of the two commercial organizations,
and resolutions of similar tenor have been adopted by
both. The result is good not so good as if a single author
itative statement from the wholo town had gone forth, yet
satisfying that the people, whether of this organization or
that, look with a single purpose to the benefit of the town. .
The other question is still open, and is one that will re
quire the greatest amount of careful study and the best sort
of united action. That subject is the matter of providing a
market for the products raised in the vicinity of Springfield.
A canvas of the town has shown a divided opinion as to the
feasibility of a public market. Some favor and some oppose.
Permit us to suggest a modification of this public market
idea. To get the matter before the house for discussion, let us
propose that some agent of the merchants and fanners be
selected, for the purpose of maintaining a central office in
Springfield for the dissemination of information as to possible
markets. Let this agent make the rounds of the stores in the
afternoon and ascertain what farm products are going to be
required for the next day. That evening, let him call up the
farmer members of the association and place these orders,
dividing up thp large orders if it seems advisable, or bunching
the small ones to prevent making several fanners come in
with produce when one could make the delivery.
Such an agent Tvould soon gather a large amount of in
formation as to the available food supplies of the surrounding
territory, and he would be able to advise producers when
enough of any supply is available to make up large shipments
to other markets if the local market cannot take all that is
- offered. . ..
Some such a plan as this would save the farmer the
necesistv of snendinir half a day or more In town sellinc his
goods in small quantities; it would save him coming in with
cabbages when, the cabbage market was glutted, and tell him
."Whenhe could sell his carrots.
Tho nlnn RiiPTrpRtprl nnntpninlntps nn si front, tifilri n fifilnrv
-. " oo -i a i'"
whatever seems a proper figure rather than the handling
of goods on a commission basis, In order to facilitate opera
tions. The agent need not handle the produce at all his
work would be to inform a grower that a given dealer can use
at a certain time a given amount of something the grower has
This plan is not one that must be accepted or rejected
as a whole. It is offered simply as a means of meeting some
. of the objections to the general public market, and at the
'same time provide that market for products which every farm
ing community has a right to ask of its nearest town.
COST OF GOVERNMENT
The Administration calculates that the Government
should spend about one and a quarter billion dollars next year,
or nearly double what it was spending ten years ago another
notice that government steadily grows more expensive.
To govern the world before the great war probably cost
twenty billion dollars a year. The Statistical Abstract tab
ulates expenditures of seventy governments, whose subjects
numbering one billion six hundred and odd millions vir
tually make up the world's population. Before the war these
governments spent over thirteen billion dollars a year. But
this does not Include expenditures of American states, coun
ties and cities, which must now run well toward two billion
dollars a year. It does not Include expenditures of cities any
where, nor of many other small political units. Quite likely
the total would reach twenty billions.
On a peace basis, the United States and Germany appear
to be the most expensively governed counties in the world.
Our total, when the new budget is adopted, will be within
hailing distance of three billions. Expenditures of the German
Empire, the German states and the colonies amounted to near?.
)y two and a half billions. But the German states operate
railroads, telephones and other public utilities, which swell
both revenue and expenditure, whereas our expenditures arc
nearly all for government pure and simple or Impure and
complicated, if you like it that way better. If we took our
total at three billions and the world's total at twenty the
latter, of course, being only the nidest sort of guess It would
cost one-sixth as much to govern a hundred million people Ip
the United States as to govern a billion and a" half peoplejn
the remainder of the world.
As to the national budget, the annoying feature is not its
size, but the suspicion, based on the opinion of those who
speak witli most authority, that It Involves a great deal of
waste. Everybody In the country, except tho statesmen at
ashWington, would like to know how well grounded that sus
picion Is. It Is easy to get the Government to Investigate ,
everything else, but practically Impossible to get It to invest!-
gate Itself. Saturday Evening Post.
with America If alio thought she could take from us by forco
any thing Bho needed, a tiling which alio could do ns easily as
an efficient thug lifts a watch and wallet from a fat millionaire,
unworthy heir of virile grandslrcs. Nover will Great Britain,
Russia, Germany or .lapaivtarbltrate a vital dispute with Amer
ica if thoy havo power 16 dlspqiiao with arbitration and to
sninah us to our knees with a sudden blow.
Arbitration without preparedness for Bolf-dofoiiBo is ridi
culous it la indecdt a contradiction in ; tornia. A sacred agree
ment resulting from solemn arbitration Ib certainly of far
greater Value than any mero prospect of such arbitration, for
It Is In fact tho renlizaton of tho most sanguno hopes of tho
arbitrators. Yet within this very year tho futility of depending
Bololy upon such agreements linv been proved upon tho nuked
bodies of unprepared BolgluniB, Persia and China.
Last year, when tho war broke out, bravo and thrifty
Switzerland was fully prepared to defend her freedom and her
honor, despite the fact that botli were alrcndy supposed to bo
protected by the most solemn International treaties that can
bo produced by successful and fnlrnilnded arbitrators. Bel
btuin, preoccupied with business affairs and with the malting
of money, trusted almost entirely to sacred treaties, also the
product of calm arbitration. For America the fate of Belgium
is ns a writing on tho wall which plainly proclaims that tho
only valid insurance against unprovoked attack is reasonable
military aggression, then, and then only, would Germany havo
respected arbitration and its sacred treaties, and havo invaded
France across the Franco-German border.
For treaties between nations are like contracts between
persons, an unscrupulous person will refrain from breaking a
contract only when 'the penolty attached thereto is greater
than the gain. . 0
PROCLAMATION BY THE MAYOR
By vlrtuo of authority vested in me,
a3 Mayor ot tho Town of SprlnRflelil,
Oregon, I do hereby certify and pro
claim that Ordlnanco No. 410 Entitled
"An Ordinance to regulate Public Car
riers of Passengers, ami to Tax anu
LlcenBo such carriors," which was
passed by tho Common Council' of
SDrlngflold. Oregon on tho 14 day ot
Decern uer iun, anu was npprovou oy
tho Mayor on tho 14 day of December
l&M, and which was thereafter by Ref
erendum petition referred to tho Tote
of the people, was, on Tuesday tho oc
end day of November, 1915. duly and
legally submitted to the voters of tho
said Town at the regular annual mun
icipal election of tho said town, end
If In harvest fields,
Whore strong ones reap,
May And ono golden Bhcnt
For lovo to keep,.
May speak ono quiet word
When nil Is still,
May help Homo fainting heart
To bear Thy will,
Or stng on high, clear song
Qn which may soar
Some glad soul Heavenward,
I ask no more.
MONEY TO LOAN
on improved farms and city
that tho vote uoon said ordinance at property, call at my OfilCO 32
tho said election was , 33C in favor of gggt gfo Ave, Eugene, or call
said ordlnanco. and 291 against said ,
ordinance, and that tho vote of said Ifnone oba.
election has been duly canvassed and 1 7fjt f F. J. BERGER.
tno oruinanco ueciareu 10 oo uuiy
I do therefore proclaim that said or
dinance has been duly approved by tho
voters of Bald town, and that the same
i5 now a valid ordlnanco of tho said
town and It will bo In full forco and
effect from and after thirty days from
November 2nd, 1915 to-wit on Decem
ber 3rd, 1915.
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING TO
FIX TAX LEVY
Notlco Is hereby given that there
will bo a special meeting of tho tax
payers of BChool district No. 19, Mon
day evening, November 22, 1915, at
7:20 p. ni., for tho purposo of fixing
Dated at Springfield. OrfegonTlfor-, ",6 JS?JS!li lR f," ""L1"' "2
CHAS. L. SCOTT.
Attest ' 1 Mayor
HERBERT E. WALKER,
PRAISE SIMPLE MIXTURE
Many in Springfield praise the slm-'
nle mixture of buckthorn bark, glycer
ine, etc., know as Adler-I-ka. This
remedy is tho most THOROUGH
bowel cleanser ever sold being even
used successfully in appendicitis. ONE
SPOONFUL relieves almost ANY
CASE of constipation, sour of gassy
stomach. ONE MINUTE after you
take it the gasses rumble and pass
out. Adlerikn cannot grip and the
INSTANT action is surprising. M. M.
PEERY DRUG CO.
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. W. MACHEN.
LOST Pocket book with check
book and papers of value to
owner. Please leave at The
News office. 82
LOST An arrow head watch
fob on Main street. Finder
leave at News office. rB2
MUST SELL ON ACCOUNT'OF
sickness. Lots 8, 9, and 10 in
block 10G and Lots 1, 2 and 3,
Block 107, Washburne Addi
tion to Springfield, Oregon; at
a sacrifice. I will be in Port
land 15 days, and any letter
addressed to me at 202 Wilcox
I31dg Portland, Oregon, will
properly corno before tho meeting,
Said meeting will be held ut tho High
school building on Mill street.
The following Is an estimate of ex
penditures for tho year 1915-10:
- Expenses of General Control.
Hoard and clerk ? 218.00
Election and census ,. 10.00
Truancy , 40.00
Clerical ., 13.00
Expense of Instruction
Teachers' Salaries 14,000.00
Text Books .'. . . 25.00
Stationery and Supplies .... 500.00
Expense of Operation of School Plant
Janitors' Salaries 1,045.00
Janitors' Supplies, otc ...... 125.00
Fuel .. 395.00
Light and Power 1G.O0
Expense of Malntenace of School
Building Repair and Upkeep
of Grounds 135.00
Replacement and Repair of
Outlay Acquisition and Construction
Equipment for new Buildings 50.00
Alterations, Old Buildings .. 600.00
Equipment, Old Buildings .. CO.OO
Bonds, Loans and Interest . . 1,700.00
Manual Training 125.00
Domestic Science and Art . . 175.00
Total . li),953.00
New Building 1,200.00
receive prompt attent
Make me an offer. D. S. JV
FOR SALE Good stump pu
wpringueia Kiour Mills,
'r ARBITRATION ALONE USELESS.
(Eric Fisher Wood in the Century Magazine,)
No world power of today "would arbitrate any vital matter
. THOS. SIKES, Chairman.
M. J. DRURY.
C. E. FISCHER.
A. P. McKlNZEY, Clerk.
...... The ......
Repairing a Specialty
Main, bet. Fourth and Fifth. Phono 11
SPRINGFIELD - OREGON
Oflice Ninth ami I'turl bin. Telephone!1
DR M.Y. SHAFFER, D.V.S.
Sulto 2. Phono 888, EUGENE, ORE
Residence ovej Dodge's Store
FOR SALE Slightly used elec
tric vacuum sweeper, Terms
to suit. Leave word at News
FOR SALE Wagon and har
ness .cheap. Call at News
FOR RENT Small furnished
house. Address P, 0. boxw4.
LOST-iGoki bracelet with fin
itial "I" Leave at News 'of
fice. Reward. ,. 79
O. R. Gullion, M.D.
Practice Limited tl
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat,
Graduate Nurse Attending
306, White Temple, Eugene,
The alirl ptld hy Uncle Sim
to Cltll trvlt emvluytt aquttaaij.
octet) tti(it (llil in lov Ijraom ci;
rlnto forgmefclll tllf. Ttioud!
fttttl of ftr'pulBluiirs ftfp jr.kd
tnou!lr. 0IHr ' I'cmoloim'
f. C.vll ji,ic Bllii:!ot i . (
W,l( (udiy lor ic civil S .tcij
Box 463, Euoone, Ora
x0ut hah, iwWJu W&ct&tWm,
.i nun uiiiif iii'ik' u i m .j.ufwi i
DONT YOU READ ALMOST DAILY ABOUT BURG
LARS BREAKING INTO SOME HOME, COMMITTING
MURDER AND GETTING AWAY WITH A SACK FULL
OF VALUABLES. THIS CANNOT HAPPEN TO YOU
IF YOUR PAPERS AND VALUABLES ARE IN ONE OF
OUR SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES. BURGLARS HAVE
A WAY OF "SPOTTING" THE HOUSE WHERE VALU
ABLES ARE KEPT AND THAT IS THE HOUSE THEY
WE CHARGE ONLY $2.00 FOR A SAFETY DE
POSIT BOX FOR ONE YEAR. BE A CAREFUL MAN
AND RENT ONE.
The Best Groceries
For Less Money
The Fifth Street Grocery
Thos. Sikes, Prop. Phone 22
arc famous for quality and
wo savo you monoy on
wlint you buy hero. Wo
sell Dependable Coffees and
Teas and everything else Is
dependable which we sell.
Nice & Miller
Op Commercial State Bank
FIRST NATIONAL BANK, EUGENE, OREGON.
Capital and Surplus
Interests on Savings Accounts and Time Certificates
W. F. WALKER
Office Phone 62; fleildoncc 67J
West Main St. !
Harness, Shoes, Gloves
Harness and Shoes
The Harness Shop
We can re-cover your Umbrella.
Prices $1.00 to $3.00.
Office In City Hall, Springfield, Ore.
031 Willamette St. Eugene, Oregon
Edwards & Brattain
For Farm and City Property
Exchanges a Specialty
DR. J. E. RICHMOND
gHONES Office, 3; Residence, 116-J
Over Commercial Bank,
. Springfield, Oregon. "' .