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Continuing the Springfield News unci Lane COimy 9tr, Which Were Consolidated February 10, 1914.
An U red KliHir)rai,ti)il,mnrliu1li l",i. oconil'
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SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1915
VOL. XIV HO.&ffffr.
An Inquest was held Friday
nftornoon by Coroner Ventch
McPhorso n who dyojmcd dead
mo minutes after no una nn ai-
tcrcntlon with Dolbort Buck
mini, a follow employe at tho
Booth-Kelly sawmill Wedncs-
responsible ror his death. Tes
timony of tho oyo-wItncBses to
tho troublo, exonerated Uuck-
i est was made at the renucst
nf inomfiftN Iff AffPiuJwinnH
num from all mamo. The in
fanillv to nllav nil doubts In tho L'H? ,clU)Ic anls ,nt lnc C0Bt r B,de lts ma,n 1,ne to San Fran
SSttiX. y aoull" 1,1 tno .$21,633.07; crushed rock and cisco. which Is 771 miles In
Tho nnvt ilnv nflnr Hin ilonfh
of McPhcrson, members of tho
lamuy -consulted coroner
Vcatch and District Attorney
Dovers in regard to nn Inquest.
Both ofllcinls advised against
holding an Inquest, as tho state
ment of the witnesses taken
soon after McPherson's death
allowed that ho died from nntur-
til nrmufia htif n hrntlipr nt (tin
... ....... ...w.
ueceaseu decided mat an pmciai
onqulry should bo conducted,
believing that thorp might bode-'
n r irnnc it mi int wnrn iip n
lng nt first.
At the Inquest, James Casteel,
Normnn Howard, C. A. Hoag,
Dr. Rebhan, Dr. Mortcnnen, and
other wltnosscs were examined.
Tho testimony .ubslanUally
voruict was as roiiows:
Wo.. Juff ci ed
duly sworn by Marion tch,
Coroner of Lane Coimty, Ore-
gon, to Inquire Jjito tho death of
James M. McPhcrson, find ho
camo to i b death bv natural
camo to ms ueatii uy natural
causes, and that no one is held
responsible for tho death which
occurred on Dec. 15. 1015.
A. Mlddloton, Foreman.
J. J. Browning.
Harry M. Stowart.
.T. A. Nlco.
E. F, Bean.
E. E. Brattaln.
Ho wns a Norwegian, and It Is'the early trails and incidents of
COUNTY COURT SUBMITS 'thought his relatives live In Nor-, the building of the Oregon Rall
ROAD EXPENDITURES, way. Ho is believed to bo a single ;roaU & Navigation company,
jmnn, although he had consider-now the O. W. R. & N. system.
Thoro Aro at tho Prosont Time able correspondence with a Miss 1 It s a story of achievement fol-
1560.12 Miles of Road of All
Kinds Within tho County.
'rio county court hns prepar
ed complete Btntistifcs on tho
cost and amount of road and
brldgo construction within the.
county during tho past year, up ,
to December 1. II. W. Llbby, j
county engineer, una compucu
tho figures for tho court, show-
lng tho actual amounts spent no went to note progress of con
front tho dlfforent funds and tho structlon of tho Shovlin-IIlxon
rond mllenge and amounts of Manufacturing Company's large
cost of various roads built, the lumbor milling plant, Thomas C.
lattor taken from tho reports of .Shovlin of Minneapolis, said tho
tho road supervisors. j plant would bo ready for opera-
Tho figures show that during tltm tho middle of February. jBtockhohlers as to whether tho
tho year a total of $24,000.13 , The addition of a third band saw Hno to California should be ex
was spent on bridges, tho i will provide a larger capacity
amount being divided as follows:
Tho new bridge over tho Const
Fork rlvor between GoBhen and
Pleasant Hill, $0845.24; new sash and door factory of the
concroto bridge on rlvor road I most modern design,
between Bngono and Junction Accompanying Mr. Shovlin
City, $1,147.50; for maintenance ,wero his uncle, B. C. Shovlin,
of existing bridges, $13,103.30. of Portland; E. H. Dea and J. A.
Thoro was a total of $118,- Nichols, of Minneapolis, and W.
023.00 expended on the roads of D. Skinner, general traffic mon
th o county, according to tho re-jager of tho Snokano, Portland
port, out or tins sum it is esti-
mated that there was expended
for maintenance of roads al
ready built, tho sum of $37,803,
and for building now roads and
improving roads already built
tho Hum of $S0,7G0.G0.
Mllenge of roods in the coun
ty is giving in tho report ns fol
lows; Macadam roads, 24.72
miles; crushed rock or broken,
stono roads, 108.50 miles; grav
ol roads, 800.40 miles; corduory
or plank roads, 27,50 miles;
earth roads and roads not brad
ed, 1000 miles! total roads in
county in ubo, 1500.12 miles.
Thoro have oeen mult m the
county during tho past year tho
1.-1, i. n , .. i ' 4 rt r
loiiowiug; muuuuuiu luuu, ,iv
mllos at const of $4,117; crushed
rock or broken stono mads, 20.
24 inlloH (it cohL of $31,000.07;
grovel rouds, 18.03 miles at cost
of $11,014,32; earth roads, grad
ed, 15.80 miles nt coat of $5,
330.70, making a total of 44.00
mllcB Hiirfaccd with rock or
grovcl at a cost of $47,428.20
and 15.80 nillofl of road graded history of Oregon In the follow
nt n cost of $5,330.70, making a Ing story;
grand, total for the year of $52,-' Twenty-eight years ago today
750.03, Portland was connected by rail
The report says that a number with San Francisco. Ashland
of the roads which had boon saw the driving of the last spike.
gravcicu, tockcu or macouam-
,zcd worQ ono ovor dur,n8 tho
r.;' , Tm,- Wn .::." Y;
nwutu, a.iiu iuuuftiiis in nil iiu- iiuillU gUVU U lUIlg-lCnil ACaBC
count of such work: Hocked ma- to the Southern Pacific com
cndam'rpnds, 30.40 miles at cost pany to control and operato tho
of $0,081.85; gravel roads, 82.50 property. It Is gtlll the Southern
miles at cost of $5,S01.00; earth
nines at cost or $5,sui.uu; earth
roads repaired, 33 miles nt cost
of $721 ; corduory roads repair-
ed. 11 miles at coBt of $300.
Tno amount or gravel placed
?n J0 rondB of tho county (,ur-
ill? tho year was as follows; 35,-
aw,,v. uV. liuuiu jruiun
C08t of ?38,970.0G.-ncgistcr.
IS FATALLY INJURED
"Andy" Skoim on His Specdor.40 miles from Whiteson to Cor
Struck by Passenger
vniir'on.i SSSnJ '2 " a1! i '"w
" r? ti i i"' Wff:
Ulll UlliUil IlIlUHlllIl lor UlU
Union llnoman for tho
Southern Pacific Railroad com-
puny, mot the noseburg local In
n hond-on collision while com-
i.. n. ,., i . x
Srt!' 0,1 h(S 8I)CCtlcr aVuf
2:45 Friday afternoon a short
.llnn.n n n 1 1 . 7 . . fT 1 .1
a . "
UIOUIHtU DUIII.II Ul OIirillKUUlU
crvo In one of tho rsiVSil cuU'STSSr,, SSTa "ffi"
iiiiti. iiii ni n mi u
was fractured, collar bono hrnk-
M. ,.wi.Mvi inumiii.s.iiiBimuu
ane side othis tnSTSiSi
l torn offln.d he wa?
Injure,i. The speeder was com-
plctely demolished, being thrown
a considerable distance
tim niioi onir tt ipi,
pllol struck it. The train
was stopped , and Skclm was
picked up and taken to Cottage
Grove, whore ho was placed un
der the caro of a physician.
Skelm resided In Euccne multures and disappointments com-
his beat covered the railroad inion to all pioneer railways. Tho
lino from Roseburg to Albany, history of the building of tho
Ills work was the repairing of, Oregon & California lino to meet
lines when down and the gen-; the lino building north from San
oral caro of them. iFranelsco Is closely linked with'
Ida Dock of G33 Ferry street,
Salem. Construction on the first rail-
.road in Oregon was commenced
LARGE BEND SAWMILL April 14, 1808, on Fourth street,
TO OPEN IN FEBRUARY in Portland. It was the begin-
ning of tho net work of rail
Daily Output Will Bo About, 1,llca hi Willamette Valley and
100,000, Says T. C. Shovlin
this morning from' Bond where
than was originally Intended,
making tho daily output 400,000
'feet. Tho plant will include a
& Seattle Kauway. They re
ported heavy snow In .the De
schutes country and at Cascade
Locks this morning.
Vole Bon Matthicson In six
weeks took $2200 In gold froni
placer mining on upper Willow
Powers has new school with
250 pupils enrolled,
Roseburg Review Btates tiat
county officials elected on econ
omy program hnyo broken faith.
Remedy, compare promises and
results and vote accordingly at
next election. , , .
Eugono .cannery fa shipping
15,000 cases, of boots, cabbage
and carrots to U. S. Army, San
cific In Oregon Reviewed
The Portland Telegram of Frl-
day roviowu somo early Railroad
tiio completed lino was then
known as the Oregon & Callfor-
.V"' 1,.wwi4 .
Pacific's line to and from San
Francisco and bears the name
of tho Shasta route,
With its branches, the Sotith-
cm Pacific's lines In Oregon
ow lmvo a total niS ot more
than 850 miles of railroad out-
luugm. uiu hj-iuiu h eicciriueu
,loop. extending from Portland
jto McMInnlvIllo and Whiteson
'and returning via Ncwberg and
Oswego, covers 85 miles and will
(Uo extended tho coming season
vallls. Early next summer the
fnna llnv nnnniuitlnn nlnnJl..n
from Zg to Matshflold will
!?2J I)CratIon, making another
n X 7 ra
1 90 m Una in o,1.1 fn n.ln.M
who the ran betwceToakridBo
!Sch Is 43 miles o5t of F.
"orth of Klamath Falls, is closed.
cfi,M, Dtn . in
wmtu in t juuua
UUULHU11 . .lllllli: Will I I 14 J t'
I " --- '
'mintlini. 1 OA
...linn n C w.f1u.nl
practically another through
4.... . i. . a .
KrailO Rrn la In nrnnncf liv rha
SroaichtaK Sn ron San ta.
1IUB sap is ess man uu miles.
'down the coast to connect with
line reaching up from San Fran-
A Story of Achievement
Construction of the railroad
from Portland to San Francisco
was attended with delays, fail-
ilowing financial disaster.
was Intended to bo the trunk
rond to California. The orieinal
i project was known as tho Ore
BOn c,ent,ral RaHmod company,
organized by J. C. AInsworth, R.
II. Tlinnmsnn W S T .nrM T-T v
n. Thompson, W. S,Ladd, II.' W. ,
Corbett, Joseph Gaston and I Poached a powerful sermon up
others of Portlnnd nmi fi.iiom ion the theme of Christ's Cruci
others of Portland and Salem.
Fight Over Route.
Dissension arose among tho
'side of tho Willamette vallpv or
along the west side. A rival
company was organized and o
contest followed, resulting in the
company which sot out to build
up tho east side getting a rail
road to Salem before much had
been accomplished on tho west
side lino. Ben Holladay, a 'con
spicuus figure in tho. early-day
transportation history of the
Beftver-Herndon Hardware Company
of Southern Pa-
plalfls and the Pacific coast, was
active In the construction of tho
cast sldo line which took the
name of the Oregon & California
Railroad company and obtained
from congress the grants of
lands to aid in construction of
the road & California. It is the
unftOkl portion of these lands,
aggregating 2,300,000 acres,
which is the subject of litigation,
reshlttiig In the decision of the
supreme court of tho United
Stages last summer requiring
the 'Southern Pacific company,
the 'Oregon & California com
pany's successor, to dispose of
the remaining lands at $2.50 an
acre in accordance with the
tcrnfc, of the grants.
The Southern Pacific main
lfiie reached Roseburc hi 1872
and It was not until 1881 that
construction was resumed. It
required two years to build G5
miles to Olendale. Grants Pass
was reached In December, 1883.
Four years of Inactivity followed
untlL December 17, 1887, when
construction of 45 miles brought
the oad to. Ashland, forming a
connection with the line that
had been built up the Sacra-
mcnto valley and
over the Slskl-
nr,l Cn..t1.nm TlfiV,
branch Herts In Oregon were
built by other companies than
the Oregon & California corpor
ation and later taken over by tho
Southern Pacific. The South-
IMn Mntflnffl 1En.fi nnwi.n
j two-thirds of Oregon's popula-
Revivals Begin at
. Christian .Church
Revlval meetings began with
spirit at the Christian church
last evening under the able di
rection of the pastor, Rev. E. C.
Wlgmore. One addition to the
church was the fruit of this very i
HL e' J l!-
Singing Evangelist Webb of
Los Angeles, now attending the
Eugene Bible university, was
notable, on account of sickness,
to attend last evening, but he Is
expected to b here shortly to
lead In tho song services. The
meetings will continue until
Wednesday or Thursday even
ings, and then there will be a
recess until Sunday after Christ
mas. Carload of clover seed ship
ped from Albany to Chlcagc -value
. Santa Claus has made
his headquarters at our
Gifts! f.GIftsl Useful Gifts!
Open every evening tuntll
POTATO MARKET SLOW
IC DEMAND FOR SEED
Mayor B. E. 'Morrison return
ed early Sunday morning from
a ten days' trip to Sacramento,
whither he had gone In the in
terest of his potato business. Ho
states that tho general demand
for. potatoes is slow, but that It
will probably look up early in the
new year. The demand for the
seed potatoes raised here ks
very strong he states. One firm
alono in Sacramento wants to
contract for all the seed pota
toes that are raised in this territory.
MILLS TO KEEP RUNNING
Spaulding Company Announces
roncy tot newuerg.
Newberg, Ore., Dec. 18. The
Charles K. SpaukHng Logging
Company announces that Its
big mills will be operated stead
ily now unless unforseen condi
tions arise. For 25 years these
mills have been the chief indus
try of Newberg.
Under the present ownership
since 1000 they have been
added to and have given em
ployment to from 125 to 150
men and their morning whistles
have been welcomed as an in
dication that work was going
on. When all parts of the mills
were operated three whistles
would be sounded at 5 o'clock
to be followed by two blasts at
0 and one at 7.
Recently ,the company took
on the making of silos and
ready-built barns and garages
and has lust completed exten
ALFRED WITSE RECEIVES
CHARGE OF SHOT IN ARM
Alfred Wlltse,, aged 10 of Nat
ron, aqcidenUUy;sjiiot,himelf ,in
the fight shoulder while hunting
near his home Saturday morn
ing and was brought to the
Wiltse received the fnU fnrop
of the load in his right shoulder
tearing the flesh badly.
The wound was dressed at the
hospital, where he will be con-
fined for sometime and he will
be unable to use his arm for a
number of weeks.
Pendleton post office shows
increase of 30 per cent iuuw t luq V',"lct-
Salem, Dec. 20. Wallowa ,Leatlers of the Farmers' Union
now has two creameries. If,re also desirous of considering
Kelly Bros, install roller feed question during Farmer's
mill at Hood River. lWe( , and have appointed a
Winchester Bay, the new special committee to meet with
town near Gardner is petition- representatives of the Grange
ing for post office ana wants fn Mo"day, Jan. 3, and remain
school im sesion as neetl requires until .
Dallas, Ore. The town ofi a workable plan of federation is
Rlckreall has petitioned the agreed upon. A more general
Oregon Power Company for tc,"Ie?tIon o V,?,ornl11za'
electric service itions has been called for Friday
Second motor shin is now following to make final arrange-
h,.,n,nr of wi0D i,,i
New Btvia ftnnrir nin i tn i,!pected that among the other
Itaw "to c for
Ashland Company formed 1
to develop molybdtnum in Ash
land Creek Canyon.
City of Eugene purchases
Oregon Power Company's, plant
In that city for $150,000.
New school at Mullno has
200 boxes of prunes shipped
east from Eugene as Christmas
Grants Pass machine shops
has been reopened.
Expenditures of $1,700,000 by
U. P. and O. W. R. & N. Co. be
tween Blalock and Coyoto Ore
gon announced by J. P, O'Brien,
A well will bo started two
miles north of Stanfield to get
water to Irrigate 0000 acres of
Merlin has shipped 7 carloads,
of Christmas trees to Los An
geles. About 4.70Q trees to the
Oregon Power Co. has spent
$40,000 on improvement in j
North Bend the past year.
$500,000 worth of flour Is to
bq shipped to warring nation be
fore January 1,
Canby W. H. Balr has ship-
pod over 30,000 Christmas trees
to Calif prnla. '
Proposed sawmill at Reeds
pou wlhoe pho of tho largest In
ARE BEING MADE
AI II B-K MILL
Pouring of the concrete for
the walls of the new burner at
the Booth-Kelly mill was com-'
pleted Saturday everting, and
the concrete floor will be put la
place tomorrow or the next day.
The concrete will have to set
for a week or ten days before
the steel hood can be put Into
The tearing down of the old-
burner was completed Friday.
The steel will be shipped to Port
land and re-rolled before it is
used again, and a counle car
loads of the fire brick have been
shipped to Wendling for use on
the company's burner there.
'llie company is moving one
of the dust blowers from the
station at the ready sizer to the ,
top of the large stock house, and
will carry planner chips from
the planing mill direct to the
storage bins without use of the -relay
Workmen were put to work
this ."morning digtdna: out the
foundations for the south sup
ports of the timber loading
crane which is being installed.
The forms for the concrete bas
es are ready to be put in as soon
as the holes are dug.
The pile driver crew will com- :
plete the driving of piling on the .
mill race at Gorrie's" bridge to
morrow, and then will hae to .
put in a quantity of sheet piling
to. bold the race within Its lim--its.
GRANGE AND, UK)N
PLAN TO FEDERATE
An effort will he made to fed- 3
erate the State Granee arid Far-
mprs' TTnfnn nf nni of v
ial convention to be hel(f during
1 Farmers' Week at the State Col-
.leee. Jan. 3 to 8. At it lanf rps
sion the Oregon State Grange
passed resolutions favoring In a
general way federation with the
i Union and more latelv the
tive committee took action fav-
jorable to an attempt to effect a
J1 during the Rural Life.
iments for the federation. It is
nrM'nnfnnrno rr farinratlnn tirlll Tir
it 11 Villi LilLIl' Ul 1 KlIHrill Will I1H
9 f.U-i!.. 111 1A
of placing the business re-
r, ""iT V,, l" UV" u uliTTJ
"u" ' " " h UT " a, Ul Tlu
asosciations. The plan has long
been considered and prospects
are much more promising for
success. -' ?
ADDITIONAL LOCALS r
Mrs. Clara Bevers of Marcpla
was admitted to the Springfield
hospital last week for treatment
Mr. and Mrs. R. C, Bosserman
left for Roseburg Friday .to
spend the holidays with their
son, Wlllard E. Bosserman. ,
Mr. and Mrs. George Catch
ing, Mrs. Welby Stevens and
Mrs. VIn Williams went to Co-
burg Friday to attend the fun
eral of Edward Allingham.
N. G. Vilas, an employe of the
Booth-Kelly company, under
went an operation for appendi
citis at tho Eugene hospital Sat
urday. W. A. Redmond, who suffered
severe Injuries about the faco
while workine at tho Booth-Kel
ly mill 'two or thre6' week's ago,
was discharged from the Eugene