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Continuing tho Sprlngfiold Nowo nnd Lano County Star, Which Woro Consolidated Fobruary 10, 1914.
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SPRINGFIELD. LANE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 1916.
VOL. XV. NO. 16.
0 6 ELECTRIC
Unofficially but Supposedly Authenic
Report Given Out in Portland
"Unofficial, but seemingly
well authenticated" Is tho way
tho report of oxleiifllon of tho
Oregon ICIoctrlc to Springfield
was characterized In a telegram
to Tho News Tuesday evening.
ThlB telegram had reference to
an article to bo publlHhed In the
Orogonlan tho next day, which
was as follows:
"Extension of Oregon Kloc
trlc railroad from Kugcno to
Springfield -1 miles distant, is a
probability for tho coming Hum
mer. "Officials of tho Oregon .Elec
tric have been considering this
Improvement seriously for three
or four months. If the present
activity In tho lumber market
continues It Is likely that the ex
tension will be authorized with
in a short time. Two or three
survoys have been made.
"Tho desire of Oregon Electric
pcoplo to oxtond Into SprlngHeld
Is caused by tho heavy move
ment of lumber out of the
Uooth-Kelly mill at SprlngHeld.
At present this mill Is served ex
clusively by the Southern Pa
cific. "During the recent car short
ago a carload or more of finished
lumber was hauled every day
from Springfield to Eugene by
motor truck and loaded on Ore
gon Electric cars.
"It Is understood that the
Booth-Kelly officials are eager
for tho extension, as this would
provide them with competition
in railroad service and would ex
tend their markets to the terri
tory served by the Oregon Elec
tee's parent lines the North
ern Pacific and Great North
ern." This story, which has been
considerably amplified by tho
Eugene papers, confirms In a
large measure tho rumors which
have been prevalent In Spring
field for tho past three or four
Over two years ago the Ore
gon Electric mado several sur-
SO GET BUSY
While the first count has been
piano contest, and tho conteiit
plnno contest, and th contest
ants have a wide range of votes,
tho. contest Is not yet over, nnd
tho piano has not yet definitely
fallen to any one. The lead of
ono candldato over another Is
not Insurmountable, nor can
any one bo suro of a certain
prize. Tho Hold Is yet open to
any contestant who will work,
for thcro are many who have
not Joined tho News family of
In just a short time another
special prize of $5 will bo giv
en, this Itmo to the ono who
makes the greatest gain over
tho first count. Whatever tho
increase, It will help . toward
winning tho piano, which is the
Followlg aro tho cadldatcs.
Helen Roberts 40,825
Silvia Strubln 27,475
Mrs. Dclbert llucknum . .25,275
JIazol Redmond 10,250
Ruby Crabtrco 8,975
Eva Titus 8,250
Mabel Durco 7,850
Chlolo Woolloy 7,000
Oortrudo WIliliunB 1,1)00
draco Male 1,875
Lola Chaso 1,075
Duttoo Fischer 1,050
DEAL IS CLOSED
Marshflold, Oro., March 22,
The salo by tho Simpson Lum
ber company of holdings to tho
extent of $050,000 has been
veys from Eugene to Spring
field, planning to cross tho Wlll
amotto not far cast of tho steel
Hrldge on Uio Eugene-Coburg
road, and then coming east
ward through the Chase neigh
borhood, to Springfield. Ono of
tho surveys lies Just to tho north
of tho Emerald heights butte,
I nnd another Is said to follow
the rlverbauk south of the butte.
I At any rate the route has not
been definitely chosen, and there
Is plenty of room to dodge any
excessively priced rignt-or-wny-One
perfectly good rumor of
last week had the Electric
built as far as Waltcrvllle this
summer, with a city line Into
Springfield along Fifth street.
Plans of a few jcara ago
brought the line In by Mill or
Second streets, which would be
tho more probable streets for
a line to reach the Booth-Kelly
yards tho Elcctrlc's objective
in building to Springfield.
A month or more ngo there
was a rumor afloat that Eugene
business men had made a defin
ite proposition to the 1 1 til Inter
ests to put In th line, or they
would organize a company of
their own. It has been further
reported that right of way men
are at work, but this has not
Creatos Much Intorost.
News of tsho 'word received
by The News gained some clr
dilation Tuesday1dght, and 'by
Wednesday morning there was
much Interested discussion on
the streets regarding the com
ing of the electric line, and al
so .much felicitation that this
construction work would mean
a general quickening of all lines
of endeavor in Springfield.
The construction work
would be comparatively expen
sive for the distance, on account
of the bridge that would have to
No Information is available
as to when tho official an
nouncement will be made.
closed. Philip Ruehner. of Port
land, Is the purchaser and Henry
C. Ueuhner and George R. Sail
or, his son-in-law, are here to
to take charge of the property.
The sale Includes about 24,
000 acres of valuable timber
land, the steam schooner, A. M.
Simpson and ' the big Simpson
mill. The new management will
tako charge April 10. This is
one of the largest deals yet made
on Coos Bay.
CO-OPERATION OF U. S.
WITH RAILWAYS FOR
San Francisco, March 20.
Practice of mobilization, or at
least a study of the movement
of trops and munitions by tho
government and railroad men,
were advocated today by Julius
Kruttschnltt, chairman of the
executive committee of tho
Southern Pacific and president
of the American Railway associ
ation. After discussing the traffic
congestion now prevailing on all
railroads of tho country, Krut
"Movement of troops and
munitions is a matter that
should be considered by railroad
men and tho government. Tho
government has never taken tho
railroad men into its confidence
on this question. It is a vital
part of the preparedness prob
lem of tne country.
"Vo would go Into this matter
cheerfully so that the railroads
would no ready to aid In tho do
fonso of tho nation, but tho atti
tudo of government officials Is
cntiroly antagonistic to confer
ring with or taking advlco from
"Tho railroads have no Idea
of what tho army would need for
suddon mobilization. They know
nothing of tho Bhlpmont of can
non; how jnnny men or horses
could bo moved in a tralnload:
whether or not sleeping cars la's county circuit court. 'played in boyhood days, 50
would be used and so forth. The supreme court also rcn- years ago in Iowa, and of whom
Kruttschnltt reports wide-. (fared a decree Inhibiting the Is- he had not heard for 30 years
spread prosperity throughout suauce of $300,000 in bonds tolr. Cook now has an orange
the country he has visited. The assist in the construction of the and lemon grove of 15,0 acres
olnccrased activity In copper jjno. seven miles north of Los An-
minlng and tho consequent ac -
tivlty In allied lines and the good
croDs he points out particularly,,
as ovldonces of prosperity. He)
sees no solution of the freight!
congestion problem until the
congestion in Dritlsh ports de-
creases. The products of peace-
ful commerce, he said, must give
i). th m"!c "ilte
UUHI U1U W.ir Ulllil liiu cumuli
uiu ouuiuuiii ruiaiif nun uuiic
!a larger business since the be-
ginning of the present fiscal year
Hie Southern Pacific has done
ginning of the present fiscal year
than in anv similar period In its,
!i.i..i 11 . Tr..i..,1.
nibiury, uuuiuuii, iu imuuewu-
nitt. The company has leased
levery available pier m New x orK
to Handle us business ami re-
'nmiilv nrflnrnd 47(10 frolirllf curs.
20 locomotives, GO pieces of pas -
new steamships for its Atlantic
BOOM TIMES APPEAER
COMING TO CORVALLIS
lEIotrification of S. P. Lino, With
Probable New Depot'
Corvnllls, Or., March 20,
Everything Indicates a building
and business boom in Corvallls
this summer. Work on the new
forestry building at the college"
will start this week. The build
ing will cost about $50,000, and
will give considerable employ
ment Electrification of the
ySoutheraPacItlc from. Whiteson.
to 'Eugene will tioon start, and it'
Is expected that the company
Iwill erect a new depot on Sixth
I street. The enlarging of the,
j present or building of a new high,
school buildinc is under consid-
! oration, and will no doubt soon
be presented to the voters.
High Wind Lays
f i , tjr -x .
Light W ireS UUt
A hrrh wind dnnn T,,no,in v
noon torn down si nimihor of
litrht wiron in .iifforont n.ric of
'town, and when tho current was
itnrnoii on Mmf ovoninn- tiioro
ed on that evening, there
i a number of short-circuits
roRiininp- in Mio hnriiimr ot ofiHanscn, J. II. Holbrook, O- H.i
all the incandescent street
lamps in town. Near the Fisch -
ler-Boutln mill wires were cross -
ed and set fire to a pole, and at
jtwo (fown-town comers small
nres were started on tne poles.
ah uie current m town was cut ,
off for a time at 8 o'clock, and
temporary repairs made so the
Main-street arcs were on, but
there were no other street lights
I were placed In the sockets yes- though a separate ballot is used J
Iterday. 'for the measure s
The snow of tho first of the ! This is the opinion given yes-!
I month weakened many of the! terday by District Attorney J'
,' wires, and the wind completed ;M. Devers. when asked reeard-
The same wind storm Mow
the door of the Moo tailor shop
shut, breaking the .glass.
Salem, Ore., March 21. Ef
forts on the part of tho city of
Roseburg to build a railroad
met with a reverse In tho Ore-ion
gon supreme court hero today.
and get wiso.
ft pa vat-H r n rlnn ffarrlwarprfttnnanv
Tho court declared void the
contracts entered into by the
, city with the Roseburg and
Eastern Railroad company for
!the construction of a railroad to
thf Umnnua river,
The decision reverses the Doue-
ROAD TAX QUESTION
is STARTED AGAIN
Attorneys in the case of L. N.
Rbney, against the county court
nidd an amended complaint late
Tfwsday afternoon,, in the clr-
Ci it court. In this case the
vMntUt recently sought an or-
uer irom Hie COlin restraining
.1 t 1.,t.,
the county court from levying
2.79 mills tinon property In in-
z.iV miUS Upon properly in in-
corporated cities for county road
a thr. porp. nnw stands it Is
1 ,. ... .
a mailer oi legal proceuure, as
the facts In the case have not
been materially changed.
jJ5r - Q H ParkmSOn
Speaks at Banquet;
A most interostinc talk on the
ancient uauyioman anu
languages was given before the
Monday evening by Dr- G. H.
Parkinson, the new pastor or.
the Eugene Methodist church.
: Dr. Parkinson took up the study
j or tnese languages as a recrea-
tlon, and has
tion, ana nas iouuu n muni
maS rSSn.inS aTrge
11UIUUUI Ul UlUlUllID Dliunuib
'tlip design of this writing oifl
uage, made by wcuge-snapea
.'markings on stones, bones, and ;
clay bricks. Laird and Rossardl
were two of the early students
of tho language, and together j
they gathered a library of 80,-:
000 examples of this writing
from Mesopotamia. This recion
!he said, is an exceedingly rich Ms proprietor, began operation ters at Silver Lake preparatory
one, and when the Turks shall .this week, at the new plant, lo- to making a survey from this
have been dispossessed, it willicated two miles east of Spring- Place to connect with the Kla
Ibe one of the garden spots of field. The new company will math Falls railroad. Both sur-
I The 45 or more in attendance
were greatly interested m tne
lecture, and asked many per-
i uuent ouesuons oi uie sijcaiiur
after he had completed his ad -
I- At.tho bu?h.ess Sfxsion of the
i urotiieruoou mere were aunni-:
juroineruoou mere were auxim -
'd to to membership Herbert
!;Ierry. Walter Boessen, R. H.
.1XI,UA vum: vub, .
lWeber and D. W. Hatch.
, " w 1 urWh A i mr
BE VOTED UPON AT
The $700,000 bond Issue for
hard surfacing roads in Lane
i county cannot be voted upon at !
imr the law bv persons interest -
ed in the measure. Petitions.
havo been In circulation for
some time and it was rumored
today that those interested in
the plan were seeking to place
the measure before the people
at tho primary election held
hero May 18.
Mr. Devers holds, however,
the question must be voted up-
at the general election in No-
IP TUFDF l? 4MV.
I I ha I W III I
THING IN FARMING
Implements worth carrying
you will find them right
hero. In fact you can seo
a demonstration of all tho
new and up-to-date contri
vances for flower, culturo
nnd farming right hero.
Somo of these latter day
Ideas you may novor have
seen before, nor heard of.
All tho more reason why
you should drop around
'HEARS OF UNCLE
AFTER FIFTY YEARS
B. E. Lee received an inter
esting letter the other evening
.when he heard from his cousin.
Dclbert Cook, with whom he
geles, and writes that, despite
his 60 years, he feels as chlp -
nn ,.a o io,i tt nckc At,, t An
per as a lad. He asks Mr. Lee
all about himself and family.
r u . oil,
Oregon, 30 years or more ago,
where his father died, after
which he went to California,
and Mr. Lee did not hear from
hlmn until this week A
hiub wuu uai-n. mi. uvv hiuiu
nnnHmr unpin In Tnwn roir-irillnir
another uncle in Iowa regarding
this lost uncle, and from him
tins luni uiiuic, unu nuui win
received Mr. Cook's address.
Mr. Cook's mother and wife
since he loft
since ne ic" -
tri-r-riMi-. i id rreiree cnD
power cos force
Partitions in the Oregon
Power company's office here
were torn out Tuesday, prepar -
atory to fitting up the foom for
i. i J ' e
Ipany, which are to be located
In Springfield after April 1- The
iwnik Woro Hnto,i voforrinv
"V,"," I'.Ton tho!
and linoleum will be laid on the
flnnr. A miHni? win put nff n
portion of the east end of the
roum iur a iiuuiic iuuuy, anu,a - service cars, there
desks . of the clerks will tize eiiTthe local yards
.the rest -of the room. t yesterday morning. The track
. I ZI T,"
,j . -
Tprivato EVoChlef 'S-
. i eruiLfiCF f V uriv.!
Now in Operation
The Snrlnirfield Fertilizer
' works, of which P. A. Johnson
iat once piace on tne marKet,
ground bone for fertilizer or for
cnicKen teea, and also meat
scrap for chickens. Neets foot
, uu is aiso utiiuu inanuiaciurcu
now. The company will remove
animal carcasses on short no
: - -
OF FIR SOLD
Portland, Ore., Mar 22. Or-
uua iui muio man iu,uuu,uuu
feet of Douglas fir lumber have
been received here during the
last few days by the Duncan
Lumber company of this city.
While the total amount of the
contract is not positively known,
it is believed tne orders will rep -
resent an outlay by the pur-
chasers of something like $500,-
000. Part of the lumber is for a
European government, consul-
erable is for domestic account
and.the balance goes to Mexico,
The largest single order re -
c.eived .y.tho. company is for;
ltnree. V1! 'a"s'.or approxt-
matery 4,buu,uuu reet, to be snip -
ped to a foreign government,
The contract is said to be worth chopped green leaves, as kale,
$225,000. clover, wild mustard, etc., using
Next in importance is an order 'one quart. To this add one
booked yesterday for 4,000,000 tablespoon of powdered arsen
feet of fir to be used by the ate of lead and one of sugar and
Great Northern railroad in build- mix well. Place in small heaps
ing freight cars. The lumber is along the border of beds or gar
to be sawed and shipped within den and scatter through the
a specified time. plantings. Renew every four to.
Recently, in conjunction with five days,
the Booth-Kelly Lumber com- i The plants should also be
pany, of Eugene, the Duncan treated with a poison dust spray
i company received an order from consisting of one part of pow
Jthe Southern Pacific railroad for dered arsenate of lead thorough-
lumuer aiso 10 ue useu m mo
build of freight cars. Tho
amount of tho order and its valuo
is not made public.
Chrlstonsen have re-opened
logging and sawmill operations ,
'on Neil Creek.
j Out look for mining in Baker
county during 191G exceedingly
Oregon City Manufacturing
Company adds 20 machines in
Hood River to have factory
for preparation of candled fruits.
SPRINGFIELD S. P.
Y MANY TRAINS
With 50 cars or more of
i ,i .i i
! " "Tu
different directions, the Spring
field yards of the Southern Pa-
clfic company are very much
f?,' It here XTfreieht No
"J" J e ?Sm EuVeSe and
it . "IrTr!
nihiutes or more
i,.,i,n0 -Mn no ho rt'ilrrMcrA-Al.
Wniie ISO- JS, Uie UdKTlUge-Al
?"' " .?r"bcV"
1 ".(rZf Z
wi Thpn 94 snpnt nvpr
Xhinf S and
,UUUJ1"U& 1UD ",,u Jr
get In the clear for the frain
idown from Wendling. A train
I crew in the gravel service had
i lua,u "Js i,;" "JTV' r"X
j while No. 245 was on tne main.
, Jfi engine dumping
iy"' "f V"' , TJ,,"i:
f01; water, sand j and l a new - Bght
battery, and then, by not chang-
, S caAet eftn,dLS
, cars and got away to Eugene. .
Care have been cominS in
. . f . . -
ireeiy or late, ana mere are
at Yarnell is stored wi
,-ith a large
,number of cars for use at Mo-
-vk points The Booth-Kelly
company is loading at the rate
of 35 to 40 cars a week.
1 MAKE HEADQUARTERS !
NOW AT SILVER LAKE
-" w k- ;
Silver Lake, Ore., March 20
A crew of Strahorn's engineers,
headed by Chief M. H. Bogue,
have just established headquar-
v-j i""t ouuicot w
and south to Bend will converge
Garden Slugs These pests
attack nearly all kinds of plants
; grown In the garden or on the
farm, and frequently destroy
the entire planting, especially on
low moist soils. Thev usually
feed near the ground line of the
plant, but may infest the leaves
at some distance above the
Thq slug is best controlled by
a combination of poison bait
and a poison dust spray.
bait is prepared from finely
ny mixeu wnn eigne parts or wen
sifted wood ashes. Apply early
in tho morning with a dust gun
jor by shaking from a salt sack
or from a cheese cloth bag, be-
ins certain that all parts of tho
plant are well covered. Renew
tho treatment often enough to
keen the plants well covered
with the dust poison.
Slugs will gather under bits
of sacking, boards, damp straw,
etc., and theso may bo used as
traps under which to catch
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