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THE SPRINGFIELD NEWS
THURSDAY. AUGUST 8, 1010
The Springfield News
!. C. DIMM, WALTER R. DIMM
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 191G
WHAT WILL THE FUTURE
It has been two years since
the German Emperor declared
war on Russia. Great Brittain
steppedrtinto Ihe war arena on
the fourth of AugUBt, 1914, to
protect the rights of little
Belgium; These, were the days
when all the world seemed to
stop in amazement. When all
nations 'gasped at the prospect
of a world -war.- When the work
of peace conferences seemed to
be of no avail. When men stood
by and speculated what the
'Mistress of the Seas" would do
to the "Master of the Land."
. Two years have passed. Two
years of .indescribable turmoil,
strife, hatred and sorrow have
passed leaving all Europe bat
tle scarred and still struggling
with. a determination to fight to
the finish. Millions are dead,
more millions are cripples, mil
lions are homeless, millions are
poverty stricken and nothing
has been accomplished. Hah
a billion dollars a week have
been wasted. The national
debts of all the conflicting na
tions have become enormous.
And what has this, the wealth
pf half of Europe, purchased
bloodshed, poverty, desolation,
sorrow and above all the de
gradation of Europe's noble civ
ilization. 1 Allies are wasting thousands
of lives trying to regain a few
hundred yards of trenches that
costfthousands of German lives
two years ago. It seems to be
the supreme aim of each con
tender for the gory prize to ex
terminate his foe. It matters
not what the methods be, the
more cruel the death the better.
This madness of the men has
caused them to forget all about
the beautiful cathedrals and
cities that required centuries to
build and are now becoming
ruins in a night. What is this
b'edlum about? What will the
conqueror receive as a reward?
What great principles are at
stake that men must stoop to
the lowest depths of degraded
No one would predict the fu
ture of Europe. All that the
nations seem to care about is
that they can get enough mu
nitions and enough men to fight
for the fatherland. Torture has
been heaped upon suffering.
Human endurance seems to
Tve come to the breaking point
but as the time goes the fierce
ness of the fighting increases.
With all this terrible example
across the seas there are some
Americans that want war with
Mexico. Let us be thankful
that we have been blessed with
peace and that the executive of
the American nation has at all
times" championed the cause of
REPUBLICAN CHARGES AND
Charles E. Hughes formally
accepted the nomination for the
presidency of the United States
at New York city Monday night.
The people of this nation have
been waiting since the national
convention for the Republican
nominee to make a formal state
ment of his plans and policies.
We quote a few of the state
ments made by Mr. Hughes.
"We know that we are In a critical
period, perhaps more critical than
any period since the Civil war. We
need a dominant sense of national
unity; the exercises of our best con
structive powers; the vigor and re
sourcefulness of a quickened America.
Wa deslro that the Republican party,
as a great liberty parly, shall be the
agency' of national achievement, the
organ of the effective expression of
dominant Americanism. I mean
America first and America efficient."
"The dealings of the administra
tion with Mexico constitute a confused
cliaptor of blunders. Destroying tho
government of Huerta, -wo left Mexico
to the ravages of revolution."
"We shall have td adopt & new
policy a policy- of firmness' and con
slstenpy through which alone we can
promote an enduring friendship, We
demand from Mexico tho protection
I of tho lives and tho proporty of our
cttlxcna and tho security of our bor
dor from depredations." '
"Had this government, by tho uso
of both informal and formal diplomatic
opportunities, loft no doubt that when
wo said, 'strict accountability," ' wo
meant precisely what wo said, and
that wo should unhesitatingly vindi
cate tho position, I am confldont that
there would have been no destruction
of Amorlcan lives by tho sinking of
"We donounco nil plots and con
spiracies In tho Interest of any for
eign nation . Uttorly Intolerable Is
the uso of our soli for alien Intrigues."
"Adequate preparedness la not mili
tarism." "In tho demnnd for rcasonoblo pro
parednesB, the, administration has fol
lowed, not led."
"Thero should bo nn International
tribunal to decide controversies bus
ceptiblo of judicial determination."
"I endorso tho declaration in tho
platform In favor of woman suffrage."
"We are living In a fool's paradise.
Tho temporary prosperity to which
our opponents point has been created
by tho abnormal condition incident to
THE WHEELS OF STATE
By WALTER R. DIMM
State Labor Commissioner
0. P. Hoff, of Salem Is tho Oregon
statp labor commissioner. Ho was
first appointed in 1903 and has hold
the office continually since that time.
His salary Is $3,000 per year with $2,
750 additional' for traveling expenses.
Mr, Hoff has four assistants who act
as factory inspectors who receive $5
per day and has ono stenographer in
the Salem office who receives $900
Tho duties of the State Labor Com
missioner and his subordinates are to
enforce all Oregon labor laws, to In
spect the factories Inside tho stato 'and
see to it that all factories come up to
the required standard In working con
ditions. It is his business to visit the
manufacturing plants that are not as
favorable to the interests of tho work
ing man as they might be and to make
recommendations to the stato leglsla
ture as to the laws to remedy these
evils. It is also the duty of this office
to keep a close supervision over
Oriental labor in the state.
In a lecture Mr. Hoff told about his
first two or three years In office. He
worked night and day to visit the fac
tories of the state so as to get suffi
cient information to have adequate
factory inspection laws passed. Tho
conditions in the sawmills especially
were deplorable, many of the mills
were operating with no floors in them
and If they did have floors there were
cracks between the boards big enough
to let a man drop through and he
might light on running machinery
below. At that time the state had
made no pretense of regulating the
hours of labor. Child labor laws and
working hours for women and mini
mum wage laws In Oregon were a
thing unheard of. Getting the legis
lature to see1 the need of better laws
and getting them persuaded to make
better laws were entirely different
things. The first child labor law was
passed In 1903, the factory Inspection
law of 1907, the minimum wage.Jaw
for women passed at the last session
of the legislature. -
Mr. Hoff expressed himself as strong
ly opposed to any form of child labor.
He said It is the business of every boy
and girl in the state to go to school,
that an education Is much more essen
tial at this age of highly effectent
labor conditions, that the boy without
at least a common school education
would have a hard time making ad
vancement in the industrial -world.
There Is ouly one childhood for every
person and he should ho let to enjoy
It with all the freedom of playtime.
The labor commissioner said that
Oregon Is the worst of the poorest
states In the Union for the laborers to
come. This he said Is largely due to
bo much seasonal employment. Then
our industries are not developed to
the stage where wo can take care of
our own population not to speak of
foreign population. He said that ho
received from one to twenty letters a
day from laborers In the east asking
as to the advisability of coming to
Oregon In search of employment.
These Inquirers always receive notice
that If they find a means of a Hvlihood
to stay where they are.
Mr. Hoff wants1 to have a law made
at the next session of the leglslatnre
which will penalize any employer who
hires labor when he has no visible
means of paying off the laborers when
the job is completed.
The factory inspection law of 1907
is probably the best piece of labor leg
islatlpn that has been made in this
state. Since it has been enforced the
accidents in the factories of the stato
have been reduced rooro than sixty
per cent, Ho eaid that this law bene
fitted the employer more Uum It bene-
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fitted tho employco and many of the
employers are now encouraging em
ployccs to holp suggest Improvements
In making tho work In their mills less
dangerous. The paper mills at Oregon
City have spent many thousands of
dollars In safety appliances since the
passage of Uio factory Inspection law
and now tho omployeo who suggests
a new safety appliance Is promoted
Instead of being fired.
Notice to Advertisers
Beginning with the Issue of
August 3, tho News will chargo
all advertisers, except those
who have unexpired contracts,
12 cents rer column Inch for
THE SPRINGFIELD NEWS
For Sale, Rent, WantEd, Etc.
ORGAN FOR SALE: for $20.00. Also
16 gal. Iron kettle, J5.00. E. E. Lee
Second Hand Store.
WANTED: Small" place within 10
blocks. Will pay $100 down, bal
ance by month, must be cheap, E.
B. W. Bx. 70.
LOST: Gold monogrammed cuff but
ton. Finder return to D. S. Beats
and receive reward.
LOST: A mass opal brooch with
wide gold fringo mounting about one
inch in length. Name In Ink on
back of opal Lost Sunday on drive
to Goshen and down to Santa Clara.
Liberal reward for return to Chas.
L. Scott, Springfield.
FOR RENT: Good house Seventh
and Kelly Blvd. on half acre of best
land, free water, chicken coops, ce
ment barn for 3 cows and one
horse, cow furnished if desired, rent
taken out in labor if party wishes,
rent reasonable. Call at the News
office. j 31 tf
FOR SALE: Good wagon, harness
and hayrack, L. M. Cagley.
FOUND: Ladles black glove. Own
;r may have same by applying at the
.Vews office and paying for this ad.
OR SALE Nine acre farm ono fourth
mile past of Creswell. River bottom
land all in cultivation. Has four
acres of loganberries, one and seven
eighths acres in red raspberries In
bearing Intermingled with four year
old apple trees. Has house, barn,
and modern chicken houses with
fenced in parks. Can be had at a
bargain. Address A31. care of The
FOR SALE OR TRADE Small fruit
ranch within sight of Cresw'ell. Will
consider trade on Springfield resi
dence property. Address,' C 31,
FOR SALE OR TRADE Modern
seven room house located In good
residence section of Eugene, has
' large front porch, two screoned In
back porches, bath, cabinet kitchen,
pantry, gas and electric light, Is
plastered and modern throughout.
WIU consldor trado for home in
Springfield. Address B31, Care of
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS AND
NOTICE Is hereby given that the
Common Council of tho. Town of
Springfield, Oregon has determined
to improve South Second street from
South "E" street southerly to the city
limits; that such improvement will
consist in grading the street to a
width of 16 fqet and surfacing the
samp with macadam to a width of 12
foot, and to provide suitable drain,
all In accordance with the detailed
plans and specifications prepared by
I OUPUt.TMl mOPKHTCH VIM MUCH
lrrlt!Mt VOUTtV.UtMIM AlOUt
VtkTOIACCO KH9 AlHttHATOUOINt
tho City Engineer and which may bo
soon and obtained at tho Recorder's
Tho satd Improvement shall bo bo
gun within ton days after tho letting
of tho contract and completed within
HO dnys thereafter; the bidders will
bo required to dopnsit a certified
check payablu to tho Recorder, In tho
sum of live per cent of their bid to
Insure that they will enter Into a con
tract If tho samo Is awarded to ijuch
hldilor. and that tho contractor will ho
renulred to enter In a bond for tho
I faithful rorformanco of tho contract
! and for the payment of -nil claims for
labor and mntorlals when due.
! Tho Contractor will lio required to
look to tho fund which may bo do
I rh'od from tho assessment lovled
I ngilnfV tho property benefitted bj
such Improvement, and will bo roqulr
- od to tiko and accept tho Bancroft
Honda which may bo offered for snlo
to moot such costs, nnd at par with
Tho Common Council will open and
consldor tho bids for such Improve
ment at tho regular mooting to bo
held at tho hour of eight o'clock V.
M. on tho 14th day of August, 191ft
and nil bids must ho In tho hands of
tho Recorder prior to that hour,
! Tho owners of nbuitlng prooerty will
, tnko nntlcn that tho cost of mnklnK
such Improvement will bo nssossed
Jngnlnst tho nroporty benefitted thoro-
by nnd tlie council will noar nny re
monstrnnco ngalnst such Improvement
at tho hour and dnto above mentioned.
Tho entire work of making such
Improvement will ho lot In ono con
HERBERT E. WALKER
Town Recorder of tho Town of Spring
field, Oregon. Aug. 3, 7, 10, 14
SUMMONS FOR PUBLICATION IN
FORECLOSURE OF TAX LIEN
In the Circuit Court of the State of
Orenon, for Lane County
H .L. Studioy, Plaintiff,
H. B. Kepnor, Mrs. H. B. Kepner, and
all porsons unknown, If any, having
or claiming an Interest or estate Id
and to tho hereinafter described real
To H. B. Kepner, Mrs. H. B. Kop
ner, and all persons unknown, If any.
having or claiming an Interest or es
tato In and to the hereinafter describ
ed real property, tho abovo named de
fendants, IN THE NAME OF THE STATE OF
OREGON: You aro hereby notified
that H. L. Studioy tho holder of Cer
tificate of Delinquency numberod
1196 Issued on tho 7th day of October,
1913, by tho Tax Collector of tho
County of Lano, 8tato of Oregon, for
the amount of $2.17, tho same being
fthe amount then duo and delinquent
tor taxes ror tne year 1912 together
with penalty, Interost nnd costs there
on upon the real property assessed to
you, of which you aro tho owner as
nnnpnrs of record, Hltuatod In said
County nnd Stato, and particularly
bounded and described s follows, to
wit: Lot numbered (1) one In block num
bered (1) In E. E. Kcpner's Addition
to tho town of Springfield, Lane
county, Stato of Oregon.
You are further notified that said
H. L. Studley has paid taxes on said
premises for prior or subsequent years,
with tho rate of interest on said
amounts as follows:
On March 21, 1914, the sum of $2.97
for taxes for the year of 1913.
On March 31, 1915 the sum of S2.C5
for taxes for the year of 1914.
On April 5, 1910, tho sum of $2.07
for taxes for the year of 1910.
All of tho amounts bear Interest
from date of payment at tho rato of
15 per cent per annum.
Said II, B. Kepner as the owner
of the legal title of the abovo de
scribed property as tho same appears
of record, and each of tho other per
sons abovo named are hereby further
notified that H. L. Studioy will apply
to the Circuit Court or the County and
Stato aforesaid for a docrco foreclos
ing the lien against tho property abovo
described, and mentioned In said Cor-
ftlflcato. And you aro hereby summon
ed to appear within sixty dnys alter
the first publication of this summons,
exclusive pf tho day of said first pub
lication, and defend this action or pay
tho amount duo as abovo shown, to
gether with costs and accrued Interest,
and In case of your failure to do so, a
depreo will bo rendered foreclosing tho
lien of said taxes and costs ugalnst
the land and premises nbovo named.
This summons is published by order
of tho Honorable G. F. Sklpworth,
Judge of the Circuit Court of tho Stato
of Oregon for tho County or Lnno nnd
said order was made and dated this
31st day of July 1916, and tho date of
the first publication of this summons
In the 3rd day of AuEiist. 1916.
All process and papers iu this pro
ceeding may bo served upon the under
signed residing within tho State of Oro
gon ut the address hereinafter men
tioned. L, M. TRAVIS,
Attorney for Plaintiff
Address, Eugene, Oregon.
Aug! 3,10,17,2431: Sopt, 7,l4,21,28,Oct,5
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MONEY THEY WERE PUTTING SOME INTO THE
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For Less Money
The Fifth Street Grocery
THOS. SIKES, PROP. PHONE 22
Why not save and deposit in our Savings Department
one-twelfth of your total taxes each month? By bo dis
tributing the tax burden over the entire year, it will not
seem so heavy.
4 per cent on savings.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK, EUGENE, OREGON.
IP A MAN can write a better book,
Preach a better sermon,
Or make a better mousetrap than his neighbor,
Though he build his house in the woods,
Thp world will make a beaten path to his door.
' ' ' " Emerson.
The QUALITY of our
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s Wo solicit
THE PITTS IMPROVED
SANITARY BUTTER MOLD
Will mold a ono or two pound
roll of butter and glvo tho correct
weight. Made out of Oregon Maplo
or Ash. Ask your Hardware
Grocerymnn for thorn, or cnll at tho
mill Price 75c
Manufactured by the
8prlnafleld Planing Mill Co.
work SPEAKS for itself
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