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About The Lane County news. (Springfield, Lane County, Or.) 1914-1916 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 7, 1916)
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Continuing tho Sprlngfiold News and Lano County Stnr, Which Woro Consolidated February 10, 1914.
SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1916
VOL. XV. NO. 3.
0Um iiintlrruiiilernplof Ooiwro ci( M rtU,m
Rains which continued Sntnr
day mid all day Sunday brought
tho Wlllainouo river to flood lev
el at Springfield thin morning,'
Tho crest of tho flood wuh hord
about daylight, and (lining tho
day tho river han been receding
On this uldo of (ho river the-
water has filled doproBBlono at
the went ond of B and C streets,
and haa got ton into (,lio barn
yardB along MM Htreet, from
On tho west side of tho river,
a vide area !h under water, but
ho far uh learned, no damage In
being done. Tho road between
Springfield and Eugene Ih under
water from (ho bridge here to
.TudkhiB Point, and all the fannu
jilong the road aro flooded. For
tho moHt part the. Iiouhob aro
sel.on slightly higher ground,, or
have high baHomonts, so all aro
habitable. Sovurafc .families,
however, spent the night last
night at Springfield hotels rather
Ulan riSK Doing 1100(10(1 OUl lit
Tlui flood, according to.Chas.
Kingwoll, florist In West Spring-
item, is iwo ioei iobh innn was tlmn ordinary jar It would pro
tho flood of six years ago, and lmbiy fnll t0 pieces. Th!- Is Ul0
this one does not appear to bc L.lmlow dedicated to Charnel
clonic the damago Its predoccs- Mulligan, one of tho early set
80r tiers of Eugono and for whom
'Jin fact," Bays Miv Kingwoll, charnelton street was named,
"this flood is just what wo liave Thc inBCrintion unon tho window
Tho gophers had
pretty bad, and
they havo now been drowned
out. Judging by past experience
wo will not bo troubled with
them for several years now.
"Tho water has been deep
enough not to wash the land,
and 11 will deposit a silt that, will
lasuro us: fino orops this year."
WORK OF EXTENDING
O. & E. RAILROAD NOT
HINDERED BY WEATHER
Ontario, Ore.,, Feb. C Wea
ther conditions do. not put a
quietus on tho work of extending
the Oregon & .Eastern railroad
Kin to Harney county." So says II.
kj. 1'iencii or iiarnman, wuo.is
n Ontario on a business trip
from, tho intorlor.
NothwltliBtauding tho snappy
weather that prevails. in tho sec
tion of railroad building, about
100 men aro putting in tho flu
shing touches on the steel brid
ges; deep cuts and heavy grades,
iroparatory for tho Jlnal dash
or tho Icvol country In the vlcln
ty of JIaniman, from which
lolnt tho building of tho lino
Westward will bo clear sailing. -
Tho brldgo on tho McRay
anch, Bomo four.mlloB west of
tlvorsldo, is compacted nnd
torkmcn nro now flushing the
wamp crook bridge, near tho
purlock ranch, to which point
. i t. i.i mi. i
aiis nave uuun mm, inu iuai
inportant bridge to be built over
Bio Malheur river will bo near
pio Blaloek ranch.
AVE MEMORIAL WINDOWS
rwo In Court Houoo aro About
to Fall Piooos.
Tho two memorial windows in
ho circuit court rpom at . tho
ourt hoso aro In JthmlnonUlau-
er of falling out and being des-
oyed. As they cost tho county
bvoral hundred dollars a nuiu-
or of years ago and ns it is do-
red to preserve thoin as long as
bsslblo, tho county court has
rdorcd that thoy be removed,
llavo you Homcthing.or
valuo Unit you no long
er need 7 Do yon want
(o (rado It off for ionio
thing c'Ibo that you can
uho? Then tako ad
vantage of Tho Nowb'
offer and run
FOUR LINES FREE
in .the Ibsuo of Monday,
Fobruary 14, 1916.
Tho only condition' is
that tho copy bo In tho
Nuwh ofllce by G p. m.
Saturday, February 12.
Blanks on which to
write the advertisement
will appear In tho
Space over tho four
lines at tho regular rate
Go per line.
placed in frames and hung up
insldo tho court room where tho
J anger 0f their destruction is
I For Jt nun,i)0r of months past
on0 of tho w,0wb especially
,lm8 bc01, n lm(l condition and an
.vm.ilnnllnn nT It alimvnn flint n
small portion of it had fallen out
and other portions of it have
ugod out so that with more
shows that Mr. Mulligan was
born January 20, 182G, and died
May 30, 18D9. Tho other win
dow is in memory of Eugene F.
Skinner, founder of tho city.
The inscription upon this win
dow shows that this pioneer was
born T3eitembor 18. 1809, and
died December 15, 1SG4.
Tho windows wore placed in
the courthouse while Hon II. R.
Kincaid was county judge.
Man Jumps From
Scott Innian, aged about. 35
years, jumped into tno noou
Bwollen WJllametto , from the.
river brldgo at Eugeua lato yes
terday afternoon and was
drowned, for no aid could reach
him. Ho and his brother-in-
law, II. L. Burt, had gone to the
river to sea tho flood, and were
gazing up-Btrcani, when sudden
ly, without warning ho climbed
onto the railing and plunged
down. Those on tho brldgo saw
him conio up onco or twice be
fore he was borne away down
the stream. lie leaves a wife.
MEETS TUESDAY 'NIGHT
Tho regular monthly meeting
of tho Springflold Development
leaguo will bo hid in tho league
rooms nt 8 o'clock tonirrow eve
ning. All persons interested in
the advancement of Springfield
nro invited to ntetnd,
P. P. L. & P. Co., employed
2,000 extra men , keeping its
trackB cjoar in Portland, durJng
tho recent biiqw. City, of Port
land enuioyed looo.
Union Pacific Bystom feeds
and houses pasengers at The
Lalles whilQ trains aro stalled.
Norway will send expedition
to Northwest in spring to get
Douglas fir seedlings to ruplant
with in that country.
GREATER PART OF CDBURG BUSINESS
SECTION DESTROYED BY FIRE SUNDAY
Tho business section of Co
burg, was swept by flro, which,
destroyed tho postpfilce building,
tho telephone exchange and the
principal business houses and
damaged the Coburg Hotel, early
Sunday morning. The loss is
estimated ut $18,500. Early
rlBcrs in Springfield could sec the
glow from tho fire, and the S. P.
agent at Coburg early advised
Mr. Franco of the conditions
A drenching rain storm saved
'the lumber mill of the Booth
) Kelly Company and adjoining
business blocks from what seem
ed certain destruction, as the
town was almost wholly without
Tho pressure of the water sys
tem wnu not sufficient to throw
water on tho fire, and tho hose
tower, in the path of the flames,
becamo a menace to adjoining
property and so was chopped
down. A bucket brigade wus
formed and the water taken
from tho hose at the curb.
The origin of tho fire, which
started near a stove in the con
fectionary store and billiard hall
of Vogt Bros., is unknown. The
rei1 f the burned district covers
an cntiro block
Edward Crandall, night watch
man of thc Booth-Kelly Lumber
Conmany. reported that at 5:30
he was in the street and. saw-nolhu.ljdingjind stock, loss, . $1,500;,
sign of fire. Fifteen minutes
later ho saw smoke issuing from
the top of the Soddcrs building
and sounded tho alarm.
Tho Eugono fire department
LUMBER PRICES ARE ADVANCING AT
THE RATE OF $1 TU $4 PER THOUSAND
Portland, Ore., February G.
Advances in lumber ranging
from $1 to $4 a thousand over
discount sheet No. 7, dated Jan
uary 12, were jnade at a meeting
of sales managers of the lumber
mills from all over Oregon and
Washington, held in Taconja,
tho now prices to become effec
tive at once.
"It's an ill wind that blows no
body good." .While the silver
thaw has worked untold hardr
ship on the people of this city
and stato and , caused thousands
of dollars worth of damage, it
probably will ho of tremendous
ultlniato benefit to the lumber
men. Mills nro shut down nnd
forced to remain idle as there
has been from two to five feet
of snow In the woods, forcing all
logging camps to remain closed.
The thaw has served to reduce
the amount of snow to a consid
erable extent, according to re
ports at hand, but at tho same
time with tho enforced idloness
of camps and mills, tho curtail
ment of lumber production
was called upon for assistance,
but did not respond so quick
was tlib work of destruction.
The losses are otmated ds fol
io was:,. 1
Cook & nice, hardware and
furniture, Iohb $4,000 to $5,000,
InsurdWc $3500. Building own
ed by N. J. Nelson, .loss $2,000;
'partially coyered by insurance.
Dr, Ml E. Jarnagin, drug store,
including stock, fixtures and
building; loss, $4,400; no insur
Vogt Bros., confectionery
store and. pool room, loss, $2,r.
400; insurance, $1,500. Build
ing owijed by Mrs. Lucy Sod
dcrs, ofMinnesota; loss $1,200;
United States Government,
loss, $5 Building owned by M.
J. Skinner, loss, $1,000; partially
insured. All mail and postofflce
fixtures; together with the prop
erty of;, the, postmistress, Mrs.
John Fitzhugh, who lived in the
building,1 were removed before
the flanges reached the building.
Switchboard is Saved
Pacific States Telephone &
Telegraph Company, loss, $200.
Building' owned by Lock &
Washburne, loss, '$700; insur
ance, $500. A switchboard val
ued at $G00, belonging to the
telephone company, was saved.
S. L. Tonnesen, feedstore,
Hotel owned by Mrs. Fred
Hlggiubotham and conducted by
B. D. Locke, damaged, loss on
building and furniture, $500,
means that when the camps and
mills reopen things will be run
ning. All the, mills have orders
they are .unable to fill. There
are no logs in the river and it
will be from 30 to GO days after
the .camps resume before there
will be enough logs to permit all
tho mills to operate. The situa
tion today is really acute.
That the outlook is more fav
orable today than it has been at
any time in two years, wns the
consensus of opinion of those at
tending tho Taconia meeting.
They can see nothing in the way
of breakers ahead. It is freely
stated that It will not make any
difference now if every mill In
Oregon and Washington reopens
there will be business enough to
take care of all the lumber they
can cut and more too.
One of the returning lumber
men stated that some of his col
leagues were fearful that fur
ther advances .would "bust tho
market." In reviewing tho situ
ation, he said, the great majority
were of the opinion there was
THERE IS MONEY SAVED
n buying our; paints. Sam-'
pies of all colors and tints,
always opon to your in
spection. Our paints aro
mao frojn ..materials, al
most everlasting. The puiv
est oils and the real lead of
substance. No peeling, fad
ing or crinkling in our
paints. Try us for tho paint
on your next job.
not a chance of this. AlMumber
I producing sections arc raising
'prices, and it, Is.-impossible for
( mills here to operate at a profit
if they remain in the market at
prices under those asked by
The new advances are as fol
lows: Tho base price on dimension
has been.raised $1 per 1000 feet.
flooring is advanced $3
straight through. culturist and farm advisor, will
NS'.1 4fln 1 8 oanCeil4i 'leave within a few days for Pull
No. 2 is up $3, and No. 3 up $3.50 , WaB,
Ivi flnf rrrnlti flnnrlmr a tin 41 i . ' .
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Ull UULU 11U, it UI1U Q.
lxG flat grain is unchanged,
remaining the same as in dis
count sheet No. 7.
x4 ceiling, No. 2 and 3, is up
1x4 ceiling, No. 2 is up $1, with
No. 3 unchanged.
lxG drop siding is unchanged.
Common boards and ship lap,
2-inch, dimension, and common
dimension timbers are advanced
$1 straight through.
All railroad material is up $1.
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Westerberg
of Walla Walla, Washington, are great deal of good for the far
in Springfield the guests of the jmers of the county. He has been
Southern Pacific company until ! prominent in Grange work, be-
the Oakridgo line can be cleared,
as they are on their way to Win
Delay after delay has marked
the Westerberg's trip. They had
l VS A 41 A. rVtM l.Vtl UIIU
hten'were snowed in 'at Hood
River for three days. They
came in on the stub train from
Albany last evening. This train
got as far as Natron, and then
returned to Springfield. They
are taking the delays in good
part, and are getting as much
fun as possible out of their en
HOP GROWERS IN FAVOR
OF ACREAGE REDUCTION
Plan to Cut 25 Per Cent From
1916 Yield Up to Men of
Three Pacific States
Portland, Feb. 5. Hop grow
ers of the Yakima valley are to
be called together to determine
whether they are- prepared to
enter into an agreement for a
reduction of the acreage devoted
to growing hops of 25 per cent
the present year. It is admitted
by the growers, of .botlrOregon
and the Yakima valley that there
must bo a voluntary reduction
in each of the districts or a loss
all along the line. With the in
creased spread of prohibition too
many hops are uemg grown.
California hop men have already
agreed .to a 25 per cent reduction
according to reports received
Reduction of the acreage, it
is believed, will mean a profit on
tho hops produced. Maintain
ing the present acreage and pro
duction will, according to those
who havo studied the question,
mean a loss to all and a very
serious loss to those least able
to go without a profit for one
Because of prohibition and the
unsettled condition of the hop
market by reason of world move
ments .such as the war, it is fche
belief that a normal acreage and
'production this season would be
fatal. Attention is called to the!
fact that tho past season reports
were circulated that the Euro
pean crop was short and, that the
opening, sales were.' at 14 cents
or better. This,, was .in order,
some assert, to encourage pick
ing, whereupon the price at onco
Tl. 'T1. rVurlnn fnr n vonr flnVl
. mnntha r.flt10 mmf v osM
tfon of' director of county agrl-
culturista for the state of Wash
ington. Ho received official not!-
flcatiorl of his appointment
Thursday and he will at once -'
tender his resignation to the- :
Lane county court. The salary-'
of the new position is consider-:
ably in advance of the salary he
is -receiving for his work in Lane J
county. He will be employed
jointly by the federal govern
ment and the state of Washing-
ton and he will have his head- '
quarters at the Washington
state college at Pullman. He will
have under him 14 county agri
culturists over whose work he
will have supervision.
Mr. Coglon came to Lane
county November 1, 1914, and hi
that time has accomplished a
sieving that the Grange can do
more for the farmers than any
other organization of its kind.
With the co-operation of a num- i
.ber or leaders in this wont Mr.
ICoelon has been able to nlace S-
t - ..-.L' Tr II tf
Lane county In the front rank.
of all the counties in the state,
not only in the number of
Granges but in the progressive
ness of the methods employed
by the farmers in their work.
"I have had the splendid co
operation of the farmers of the
county in my work here," said
Mr. Coglon. T have never
worked in any community where
have had such thorough co
operation. I have felt all the'
time that the people were with
me and I feel as though I have
never lived in any place in which.'
I have received so much good to
J myself as I have since coming
here. The work here has been
as profitable to me as I hope it
has been to the fanners of thq
I. O. O. F. Initiate
Three candidates are to be
given the initiatory degres at
the meeting of Springfield lodge,
I. O. O. F Wednesday evening,
acording to M. L. France, noble
grand. The members have been
making special programs on the
different meeting nights, and
will continue the plan again thfs -week.
dropped and. there followed im
mediate, talk of over-production.
There appears to be a strong
sentiment in this stato in, favor
of a reduction of thq acreage and
concerted action is expected to
follow a plain, blunt presentar'
tion of the facts to growers.
REPUBLICANS LEAD IN
, A prepondenauce of Republi
can voters are registering with
Re clstrar John Mullen, accord
lug to figures given qut today.
So, far he has enrolled 37 repub
licans. 12 democrats and but 4
;' jty Jrep.lstoiing early, .voters
will avoid the crowded offices of
tlio last fev' days before thq
boks close.' i