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THE SPRINGFIELD NEWS
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SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 1916
VOL. XV NO $4
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Gfnnan Morchant Submarlno
Goes Down Chesapeake Bay
and Propares for Dash
to Open Sea
ALLIED WARSHIPS KEEP
UP UNTIRING PATROL
Courts of Captain Koentg It Only
Matter of Conjecture May Re
main Closo to Coast for Many
Miles Before Putting Out
Norfolk, Va., Auk. 2. Before tlio
llr.lit of day ngnln discloses tho. on
tninco of tho Virginia capon to tho
lloul of tha nlllod warships waiting
otAlu to cnpturo or sink the Uunimn
mumiarlno Doutschland, that uluslvo
craft may bo wall out In tho Atlantic
ocean on hor return voyngo to Our
many. Aftor an interesting trip down
from Halllnioro, tho Duulsclilund to
nlKht Is roportod 10 iiiIIoh from Capo
Henry In such shallow wator that It
would ho impoRslblo for tho alllud
warships to como and got hor oven
did tho daring sklppor, Captain Koo
nig. Invito thoni to do so.
Near Eentranco to Capes
At C o'clock thlH morning tho
Deutschland was off Tanglors sound.
Two hours tutor sho was reported 40
miles up tho hay. At 2 o'clock this
afternoon sho was 30 miles from Capo
Henry. At last reports ho was with
in 10 miles of tho entrance to tho
capes, through which hIio muHt mako
her dnh for Ihe open sua and free
dom undowalor craft wus sighted
by bay boats Inst night nnd today.
She was saluted by each and In turn
alio blow two blasts from hor ulr
whistle. Sho put several prlvato cratt nBI10l8( coupled with tho company'a
on board of which wore roportora and , t,UBn08B record, warranted tho ox
photographers, off hor trail and whon tromoly low rate of Interest, which is
she passed Tanglors she was reported ono t)0r cont boow tho customary
to bo followed closely by only ono
tug, whllo several miles behind lagged
a small craft.
Small Boats Return to Port
Several small boats containing re
nortern and nhotocranhors woro obllg
od to mako for ports along tho bay to
got out of tho rough weather and be- j
can bo they could not koop up with
tho Doutschland and her convoy, tho ,
tug Tlmmlns, during early stages of
the trip down tho bay.
Ajar losing some of her pursuers,
thWboutschland did not avorago 10
knots an hour. In tact, sno Is sup
posed to have hove to near Tanglors
for sovoral hours and trlod out her!n,H report
submerging machinery boforo day
break. Waiting for her to como out Into the
Atlantic, two allied warships, the ad
vance guard of a formidable Hoot,
appeared eight miles off Capo Henry
today. They cruised about In a clrclo
for hours and lato this afternoon ono
steamed away to tho north.
Converted Cruiser on Guard
A converted crulBor, with two fun-. ium wuvmw. Uiu.oU.
nels and built for speed, remained on 'vaccine distributed for sheep, head,
guard, however, and was still at her,820! c,ovor flold8 '""Pocted for "re
post when night camo. Sho did not I Prtod" m,dB' 8! requests for car-
Bhow any lights tonight and sho may ,
havo moved up a llttlo closer to tho
ontranco to tho capos. Tho weather
l tMplr find nvAn wnrn nhn within
kUrnn n,ll ,nnn nho nni.1,1 not hn !
seen from tho shoro.
Tho tug Thomas P. Tlmmons, which
convoyed tho Doutschland' up tho bay
to Baltimore and porformod tho-Barno
last night on hor way down!Tho mooting will bo hold In tho roof
, will not go to tho ontranco Harden of tho Hotol La Salle, August
co tho capos with tho vessel
Private Craft Cannot Follow
rtnntnln Koonltr will say good-bye to'0
Cnptaln Hlnseh on tho Tlmmons long ,
boforo tho DoutBchland roaches tho
point whoro sho must mako her dash
for tho see.
Prlvato craft will not bo permitted
to go to sea In tho wake of tho
Doutschland. Tho submarlno will bo
given an opportunity to oludo her
would-bo captors or dostroyors, with
out having hor prosonco mado known
"Try, craft following her,
, Crulsor North Carolina and eey
torpedo boat destroyorB, with the
nlil of aoroplanos, will also boo that i
tho German vossol Is not attacked
while proceeding outsldo tho capes,
lint within tho throo mllo limit.
May Hug Coast for Miles
Ou-i 'n Kocnlg may follow tho threo
mllo limit along tho coast for many
iiiIIoh, IIo could do so and then run
Into the Dclowaro brcakwators or oven
Now York If ho saw his chances of
If ho follows tho southern courso ho
could not proceod far within tho three
mllo limit becauso of shoals around
flattoras, but hu would stand a hot
ter chance of escaping on tho surface,
innrlno men say, becauso tho allied
warships are also afraid of tho shoals
and nro forced to remain 15 miles off
There Is a strong probability that If
tho Douaschlaud does not sail tonight
sho will remuln In Virginia waters
until purtles on prlvato boats gtvo up
tho task of waiting for hor to sail.
She Is also reported to have been or
dered to Newport Nows to tako on
TIMBER SECURITIES FIND
FAVOR ON MONEY MARKET
Oooth-Kelly Company Sells 9050,000
of Trust Notes to Promote
Confidence seems to bo restored to
the timber business. Tho lumber
companies of tho Pacific coast aro
finding n ready salo of securities In
the eastern nnd wostoru markets.
Ono of tho most remarkable trans
actions yot recordod was that of last
week when tho Lumbennons Trust
company concluded tho making of a
loan of C50,000 to tho Ilooth-Kelly
Lumbor company on threo-ycar trust
notes at G per cent annual Intcrost,
payuble semi-annually In Portland,
Grand Itaplds, Mich., or New York,
at tho option of tho noto holders. All
of tho company's properties In Ore
gon, Including timber lands, logging
railways and lumbor mills, are plodg
ed as security. Tho largo margin of
rato for this class of industrial obli
gations. Tha loan will bo used to pay
off existing Indebtedness.
N. 8. Robb Tells of Busy Month In
Tho farmers of Lano county seem to
bo , making good uso of tho county
agriculturist, N. S. Robb,. His report
for tho month of July shows that tho
agriculturist Is giving much time to
the Improvement of tho farm llfo In
the county. Tho following is a part of
Days In office, 9Vi ; days In field 13
meetings attendod ,3; attendance at
meetings, COO; crop demonstrations
visited, 8; farm visits made, 33; calls
on agent at office, 60; artlclos written,
2; words In articles, 1300; weed
samples submittod for Identification,
uuuotins uistriuuteu, zz; louors
written 98; letters recolvod, 112; tol
ophono calls, 29; mllos travolcd by
. i tin. ii i . . . itnn.
,OUUB m BUUU' "
R. W. Smtlh Leaves for Chicago
It. W. Emlth, rural mall carrier for
OUto 2 UP 11,0 McKotUlO rlVOr to OnO
mllo west of Waltorvlllo, loaves this
afternoon tor Chicago, whoro ho will
attond a rural lottor carriers' conven
tion, to which ho Is a stato delogato.
8, 9, and 10. Mr. Smith will visit one
day In Spoknno going and will stop
l'0'"8 ,n "H"0'8 nnl Minnesota on
' "turn trip. Ho plans to bo absent
about a month altogether. Orson
Vaughn, who Is Mr. Smith's substltuto,
will tako caro of tho mall during tha
8trlng Orohestra Progressing Well
For tho past two months, Dr. Ada
lino Keonoy Ferris has boon meeting
almost dally with tho 18 mombera of
a mandolin, violin, and guitar club,
who aro advancing so well that aim
believes they will bo ready to play In
public by fall. Tlio mombors nro IB
young mon and women and throo
chtldren, and Dr. Ferris offered to
teach them to play, provided they
assist In tho church orchestra whon
thoy had learned.
FIND LOST HUNTER'S GUN
Fishermen Unearth Weapon of John
C. Morgan, Lost 4 Years Ago
Carson Kcndlg, of Brownsville, who
was In Springfield Monday night has
Just roturnod from tho North Fork of
tho Mohawk and reports tho finding
thoro of a gun which belonged to his
fathor-ln-law, John C. Morgan. Mr.
Morgan; who was lost four years sgo,
whon 08 years old, was ono of tho best
hunters and woodsmen In tho state.
The gun was found by soma fisher
men lying on tho ground nnd coverod
with leaves near tho 'mnk of a crook.
Tho supposition Is that Mr. Morgan
became exhausted and had not tho
strength to find his way out, oven
though ho had been sufficiently ac
quainted with tho stream to follow It
Tho search for his body, which It Is
believed must bo near tho spot wnnru
tho gun was found, will not bo mado
until fall, whon tho dead leaves will
bo lens of a hlndranco than now.
CHASE IS STILL CHAMPION
Local Billiard Player Defends Title
Against "8peed" Humphry
"Polo'' Chase of Springfield, North
west amateur champion pocket bil
liard player, dofonded his title Mon
day night at tho Club billiard par
lors in Kugeno by dofcatlng "Speed"
Humphry of Eugono 100 to 95 In a
It was evenly matched and a close
run gamo up to tho finish. A largo
crowd was present BojLh players
mado numerous difficult plays, which
brought repeated applause. It was
necessary for Chaso to extend himself
at tha finish to win.
"Chaso has won sovon out of eight
gnmos played In Eugcno, recently de
feating "Cowboy" Weston, ex-chant-plon
pool player of tho world.
TO IMPROVE SOUTH SECOND
Council Grants Petition and Adver
tises Bids for Macadamizing
A special session of tho city coun
cil was called Tuesday night for tho
purposa of passing on an Improvement
petitioned for on South Second street
from South E to tho city limits. The
members of tho council ordered tho
Improvement, and the surveyors bo
gan sotting the grade stakes this
morning. Bids for macadamizing this
stretch of street are now being adver
tised and the contract will ' be let
Monday, August 14.
YOUNG PEOPLE MARRIED
AT SIDWELL RESIDENCE
Herbert A. 8llas and Mis Nina lott
Have Very Pretty Wedding
Tho homo ot Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Stdwell was tho scene ot a very pretty
though qulot wedding Tuesday even
ing, Aug 1, at 8:30, when Herbert A.
Silas, of Midland, Michigan, and Miss
Nina lott ot Portland .wero united In
marrlago by Rev. Ferris of the first
BaptlBt church of Springfield. Mr.
Silas Is a prosperous farraor In Mid
land and Is a man who is highly es
teemed by all who know him, and tho
brldo Is tho daughter ot Mrs. M. L.
Count ot Coburg and a slstor of Mrs.
Frank Stdwell. Sho has scores of
frlondB who wish her tho very best
In llfo and a long llfo ot happiness.
Tho house was decorated with honey
suckle, shasta dalseys and sweet peas.
Tho bride's bouquet was n beautiful
bunch ot pink and whlto carnations.
Tho young couplo woro united in wed
lock under an arch of honeysuckle
and shasta daisies. The bride woro
a beautiful brown silk traveling suit.
Light refreshments of Ice cream and
cako woro Borjved Tliosp present
woro: Mrs. M. L. Count, Coburg, Miss
Elizabeth Chltwood Fort, of Port
.land, und Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sid-
well. Mr, and Mrs. Silas expect to
loavo Thursday morning for Midland,
Michigan whoro thoy will bo at homo
to their many friends atfor August
20, Midland is tho brldo's homo town
na.well as tho groom's, and thoro sho
has scores of frlondB who wait to wol-
como hor back homo.
Passes Teachers' Exam Successfully
Among those who successfully
passed tho touchers' examinations
taken a short tlmo ago was Miss Graco
Walker of this city who received tho
grade of 94 per .cent In physiology.
Miss Walkor Is now exempt In all
Biibjocts, and her ono-yoar cortflcato
has almost the sanio valuo as a llfo
certificate, slnco It may bo renewed
each year. She will teach In tho
Sprlugflold school next year.
GOES ON IN WEST
Great Battle in Northern France
Rages With Gains Claimed
by Both Sides
ADVANTAGE COSTS HEAVILY
British Army Gives Out Report ofj
Gains- Made by Heavy Artillery
Fire' to Protect Troops
London, Aug. 2. British troop3 are
still grappling in hand-to-hand combat
with Germans around Poziercs, but
nro gaining, according to General
Hulg's report from tho front today.
During tlTe night tho British com-mandor-ln-c!itcf
said additional prog
ress had been made along hostile
trenches cost of Pozleres. There he
said tho flgntlng In In "close quarters
between small detachments," and Is
still In progress.
Hostile counter attacks yesterday
evening against trenches west of High
Wood failed to penetrate In velw of
tho heavy artillery fire of -tho British.
Germans Repulse Attacks
Berlin, Aug. 2. Repulse of all allied
attacks along the Flanders front, ex
cept on the'lilgh road between Marl
court and fclery, where completely
demolished German trenches wero oc-
Jcuplod, was announced in the war of-
ii co statement toaay.
In this gain of destroyed German
trenches tlio'statement said the enemy
"English patrols were particularly
active in the5"Ypres sector,' the state
ment aaaortiAlt.'but were. everywhere
"In tho Soramo sector, around
Maurepas tho enemy In the evening
vainly attacked our lines with strong
forces following their sanguinary de
feat at Monacu farm through our,
quick counter attack.
"South of the Somme local fighting
was In progress near Bolloy and Es
troes. Progress In German counter attacks
was also reported in the statement
"On tho right of the Meuse we pro
gressed northwest of the Thiaumont
woodB. Wo captured a hill salient to
tho northeast of Souvllle fort, press
ing back tho enemy considerably. We
took 942 unwounded prisoners and 1,4
Waltervllle W. O. W. Visit Local Camp
The members of tho Waltervllle
camp, Woodmen ot the World, visited
tho local comp, Springfield number
247, Tuesday evening, and five can
didates from the two camps had the
degree conferred upon them. About
45 Woodmen enjoyed the social hour
after the business meeting, and tho
refreshments were served.
Leaves After a 2 Weeks' Visit
D. H. Thompson leaves this even
ing for his homo in Belllngham, Wash
ington, aftor a two weeks' visit hero
at the homo ot his brother, L. E.
Thompson, and with his nieces, Mrs.
Graco Roborts, Mrs. L. E. Castlo, and i
Mrs. J. J. Bryan, and with acquain
tances Mr. Thompson will visit at
Seattle and Arlington enroute home.
Oren Masterson is working for
Weavers at Thurston .
Mr. and Mrs. E, E. Brattaln and
family of Sprlngfiold have been camp
ing on their ranch here for tho past
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Page of Waltor
vlllo were callers here Sunday,
Mrs. J, J. Chase and daughter Vera
are in Eugene having some dental
Jim Kennedy from Donna is visiting
frionds and relatives hore.
Misses Calllo and Bessie Stephens
spent Sunday with Mrs. G. E. Hartley.
Mr. David Stephens and son Toby
wero in Springfield on business Mon
Mr. T, E. Edwards was here on busi
ness Monday afternoon.
Mrs. F VV. Brown and Miss Inza
Craiitroo woro Eugene visitors this
A new directory for tho local telo
phono system was distributed yester
day In Eugeno,, and will probably bo
aont to Sprlngfiold Boon. Tho next
Issue will bo put out about November
m m m . M
ANNOUNCE BAND PROGRAM
Eight Fine Selections Planned for
Following Is tho program for the
regular weokly band concert to be
given In tho park, beginning at 8:00
o'clock this evening,
March, Zouaves Huff; Overture,
Living Pictures Dalboy; Waltzes,
Eleanors Strauss; selection, Operat
ic Mlnglo Barry; Characteristic, Mat
zlnl Ellcnberg; Waltzes, CupldV,
Dart Hall; Medley Overture, The
Best Beloved Southern Melodies
Hays; March, Tho Booster Klein.
TRADE FOR FRUIT RANCH
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Ames Exchange
Berry Farm for Washington Sand
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Ames have
traded their nlno-acro berry farm on
the Gosnen road, ono quarter miles
from tho West Springfield school
house, to Mrs. Emma D. Hampton; in
oxebango they received a 160 aero
fruit ranch in Mesa, Franklin county,
Washington, of which they plan to
take possession about October the 1st.
Mrs. Hampton is expected to arrive
here at about that date.
Mr. and Mrs. Ames and their fam
ily havo lived on their farm hero for
almost five years, and they here found
berry raising quite profitable, Mrs.
SCHOOL BOARD WILL INSPECT
High School Will Probably Be Re
paired Soon; Other Business
At Special Meeting
At a special meeting of the school
board held last Monday evening in the
office of Clerk A. P. McKenzey, It
wag decided to inspect the high school
building and report at the regular,
monthly meeting to be held next Mon
day evening, with a view to repair
ing the same, and putting it in con
dition for the opening ot the fall term.
A bid for painting the manual
training building was let to H. F.
Gordon for ?65.00. The agreement
calls for two coats of white paint on
the outside, and for a coat of stain on
the i oof. The main reason for calling
this meeting was to open bids for
Other business transacted at the
special meeting was the taking care
of the regular monthly bills, and the
acceptance of the resignation of Miss
Verna Tagg, commercial teacher. The
meeting was called at 7:30 o'clock,
with all directors present
MAIL BOX MUST CONFORM
U. S. Post Office Department Issues
Specifications for Rural Use
From this time on only a certain
type ot rural mail bax may be erected
by the patrons ot the various routes
throughout the United States accord
ing to a bulletin Just received by E. L.
Campbell. Eugcno postmaster.
The boxes to be erected hereafter
must conform to the department's spe
cifications. Two sizes have been de
signed and adopted, the dimensions be
ing as follows:
No. 1.-18 Inches long, 6tf Inches
wide, 7 Inches high; for letters and
No. 2.-23 inches long, 11 inches
wide, 14 Inches high; for all mall, in
cluding parcel post
Patrons may uso either size pre
ferred, according to tho bulletin, and
will not be required to discard boxes
in use now while thoy remain service
able. Earl Parker Has Right Leg Cut
Threo stitches wetfe required to
close a cut In Earl Parker's right leg
below tho knee, which waB caused by
tho slipping of an axo In tho hands of
his younger brother, Rowland, this
morning. The boys wero chopping
wood and Earl was holding the stick
for his brother. Tho Injured lad Is
not suffering Very much, but will have
to be rather qulot and careful or the
leg for a week or so, tho doctor said.
Ladles' Aid Social fs a Success
Six dollars was cleared and about
65 ladies had a dollghtful afternoon
yesterday when tho Ladles' Aid of tho
M. B. church hold a porch social at tho
home of Dr. and Mrs, N. W. Emory of
South Second street. The ladles at
tho aid sold Ice croam and cako, and
the visitors and mombera not busy
In Borving did needlework of various
kinds. Mesdamos E. E. Kester, J. v
Godard, WUHnm Blslmn. J. W.. Coffln.
and N W Eu .7 aorruu.
IRISH REBEL IS
Sir Roger Casement Pays tho
Death Penalty as Leader of
Dublin Revolution j
ALL IRELAND IS SILENT;'
Prisoner Makes no Statement of Case;.,
Chats Freely With Wardens and '
Friends at Prison
London, Aug. 3. At tho appointed
' hour of nine o'clock this morning Sir
Roger Casement, who was condemned
to pay the death penalty for , high
treason against the government ot
Great Britain, -was hanged In the court
yard of the Pentonville prison. Sir
Roger gave his life for eladlng tha
Dublin rebellion several months ago.
He made no statement before his
London, Aug. 2. Unless in the early
morning hours the unexpected hep-
; pens and King George grants a re
i prieve, Sir Rodger Casement will be
hanged at 9 o'clock tomorrow In the
courtyard of Pentonville prison.
Such action by the king would come
in tho face of official utterances made
today to the effect that the govern
ment could see no reason Justifying
a reprieve in the face of the cabinet's
unalterable detirmlnation to let the
law take its course and it would come
as a surprise even to Casement's rel
atives, who have given up all hope
of the prisoner escaping the payment
ot the death penalty, for high treason.
Will' Make no Statement -tr-
Casement himself made no state
ment today and let It be known that
he will make none.
In the condemned cell ot Penton
vllle prison he betrays no emotion
and evidently enjoyed his fruit and
ice in the drinks today which he took
in quest of the relief from the heat.
Tho prisoner slept remarkably well
tonight. Up to the minute of retiring
he maintained his customary attitude
of bravado and showed not the slight
est sign of remorse.
Chats With Wardens
He chatted freely, even cheerily,
with the two wardens of his cell and
after eating a hearty supper divested
himself for the last time of his convict
clothes and went to bed. He will ba
executed In his own clothes but will
not be permitted to wear a collar.
Premier ABqulth late tonight form
ally acknowledged the receipt of aa
extensively signed Irish petition la
Casement's behalf. The petition was
signed by many famous authors. It
admits the prisoner's guilt but urgea
his mental irresponsibility. His exe
cution, tho decree urges, would be
helpful to tho German policy.
No Word From United States
The petition cites the American
Civil war when leaders ot the south
were not executed and the breach was
The foreign office states tonight-'
that no communication had been re?
ccived from the American stato de
partment regarding tho question ot a
reprieve for Casement. It was further .
stated that the whole question had
been carefully considered by the cab
inet and the determination to let the
law take -its courso was unalterable.
Gavin Duffy, ot Casement's counsel,
said tonight that the prisoner's rela
tives "have the strongest grounds for
bcltovtng there will be no reprieve.
Returns From Two Weeks' Vacation
Miss Estella Martin returned Tues
day morning from a week's visit with
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Young and fam
ily and Attorney Charles Garland and
family at Portland. While there she
also met a cousin, Dr. I. Knight, she
hadn't seen for seven years. Miss
Martin returned to work at Hampton's
store yesterday morning, after an ab
sence of two weeks.
The union servlcos tor Sunday even
ing will bo held in the M. E. church
at 8:00 o'clock. Tno choir of enter
taining church Is requested to furnish
tho music of Its own soleotlou, 'Ttie
band will give special pieces.' "And' a
silver offering In behalf of the band'
will bo taken. Rev. E. C. Wigmore
will proach tho sermon, "Tho Up
lifted Christ" will be the thomo.