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THE SPRINGFIELD NEWS
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SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREQON, MONDAY, AUGUST 14,1ld.
OL. XV. N07.
SAN FRANOISGQ TD
Party to Arrive at 8:30 A. M.
Friday, August 25 Stay
i One Hour
ON WAY TO MARSHFIELD
Twelve Towns Are on Llit for SeVen
Day Tour In Oregon, and Over
A wholuBulo trade excursion con
sisting of nearly ono hundred repre
sentatives of tho principal wholesale
manufacturing and banking members
of tlio Bun Francisco Chnuibor of Com
inorco will sturt for a visit to Coos Day
mid Southern Oregon, on Saturday,
g August ID, In nn clovon enr special
train of I'ullmuHH, dining cars and ob-
unrv hi ifiri rn
The party will nrmo at Sprlngflold
ut 8:30 u. m. Friday, August 2Stli, and'
will roumln ono hour.
This wholosnlo trade oxcurslon ot
the Sun Francisco Chambor of Com
morco Is tho, ninth of such trips that
liuvu boon run undor Its auspices, or
of tho former Merchant's Association
nfHan Francisco which merged with
tha Chamber In 1011. Tho present ox
curslon Is tho first to bo run outsldo
or tho Stnto of California,
Formal entortnlnuionts In, tho towns
visited are not oncotiraKod and Instead
tho members of tho party spend their
tlmo principally In personally vlHlt
Jng the different firms In tholr rospoc
(Ivo lines at tholr places of business,
nud In short ridos around tho adja
cent country to boo its resources.
Order taking Is barred on tho oxcur
alfih and tho visit la oimy"1ttthoha
turn of a soclul call. . In this way tho
principals of tho San Francisco firms
arc enablod to becomo personally ac
quainted with tho men with whom
I hoy are doing buslnoss, to soo tholr
uteres, aud in addition to leurn at first
hand whether tho local merchants
Mvo nny complaints to mako regard
ing prices, quality or deliveries.
Many complaints by local merchants
have been quickly adjusted to tho sat
isfaction ot both partlos when tho
principals got together, which porhaps
would novor havo been settled other
wise bdeauso tho matter at issuo had
never been brought to the attention ot
tbe head of tho Arm with all the facts
clearly presented. Also In some cases
ways has some of tho heads of the
titled to a larger lino of credit because
Ue San Francisco merchant was able,
through his visit to form a clearer
idea ot tho growing Importance of tho
community In which tho storo was es
tablished, and to realize the charac
ter and slz of stocks that must bo
carried by tho local merchant to meet
Besides tho morchantllo representa
tives, tho Chamber of Commerce al
ways has somo ot tho heads of the
paetseogor and freight departments of
tho railroad lines traveled' aocompany
lng tho party for tho purposo ot study
ing a first band the transportation
facilities furnished tho various placos
-visited, nnd to recoivo find adjust, it
posslblo, any complaints regarding,
passenger, service or frolght dolivorlos
from San Francisco. This has result
odv in several distinct improvements
In service, tho necessity for whlph has
not boforo boon cloariy presented to
the higher officials of tho companies.
Tho preBOnt excursion will last sovon
days ,tho party leaving San Francisco
Saturday evening, August 19, and will
not roturn until Sunday morning,
August 27. On this trip tho party
will visit the following places in the
order named: Eugono, Marshflold,
North Dond, Myrtlo Point, Coqullio,
Bnndon, Sprlngflold, Cottago Grove,
noBoburg, Grants Pass, Medford, and
The oxcurslonlBts will travol in nn
eleven cur special train consisting ot
four Pullman standard sleeping cars,
two Pullman compartment cars, two
dining cars, a buffet observation car,
a composito observation car. Tho en
tiro train is eloctrlc llghtod and 'hto
party llvo on it on routo, so that all
the tlmo possible can bo spent at
towns in visiting. '
Miss Alllo Sharp of Albnny spent;
v , it, uarrmi., vmvi - viurn nt iiiu
Oregon Power office spent Sunday in
Dallas." r '
PUT IN NEW SCHOOL DESKS
Upper Camp dreek Directors Improve
Educational Facilities for Children
Thomas flololm, a director of tho
Upper Camp Crock school district was
In Sprlngflold this morning for a load
of now desks that aro to roplsco tho
old ones at tho school houso. He had
20 new desks of tho most modorn plan
that will bo used Instead of tho old
ones that havo boon doing sorvlca dur
ing provlous years. Mr. Solelm said
that tho school houso would 1o paint
ed, both Insldo and out. boforo tho fall
term opons. Tho coal on tho toutsldo
will bo of stool gray and tho Insldo
will bo n very light bluo. Ho said tho
directors are determined to give their
children a good education and they
aro going to Imvo a good school houso
for them to attend.
Clarence Hill, who grnduntod from
tho Sprlngflold high school In Juno has
been engaged to teach nt Upper Camp
Crook this year . Thcro will bo a seven
To Hold "Safety
Ben H. Williams of State Uni
versity Will Come to Spring
fiold Noxt Month
Bon Jl .William, of tho extension di
vision o ftho University of Oregon, W.
A Marshall, chairman of tho Oregon
industrial accident .pminlsslon, and
O. P .Hoff, Oregon labor commissioner
will muke n tour of the stnto, starting
in a few weeks, giving loctures on tho
prevention of accidents in tha mills
aud factorlos of the state.
Tho first conforonco will bo held at
Sprlngflold early In September, accord
ing to Mr, Williams. A. C. Dixon, man
ager of tha Rootk-Kelly company, will
co-oporato with tho extension division
and Is eagor for such u conforencc.
Tha conforonco will bo hold In tho
jyPSlllSw'Ul'L ihfi Koneral public, as
well as mill and factory employes and
ownors, will bo asked to be prosent.
A largo traveling exhibit is being
nrranged to bo taken on the trips to
the conferences, showing pictures of
properly protected and Improperly
protected machinery. It will be par
ticularly applicable to sawmills.
From a list of 6000 injuries record
ed yearly In factories and mills In Ore
gon, tho numbor Injured yearly has
increased to orsr 10,000 now, accord-1
l.m In Ml. ttrilllnmi u.l.n ...I o ul,)i ilia '
state accident commission before ac
cepting his pfesont position at the
tuckey Buys Pool Hall
Tad Luckoy purchased tho Ovcmm
pool hall and cigar storo from Pete
Cbaso and Ed. Brigham last week.
The former owners have conducted tho
Omar on Main street, between Third
and Fourth for tho last two years.
F. A. Fischer ,a local decorator is ro
finishing the room next to the Peery
drug storo where Mr, Luckoy will
mova next week. He will purchase
now furniture and expects to havo bis
new place ot business fixed up In good
New'-Subcr)atioiv,Lt Still Growing
The following hamos ot' residents
in Sprlngflold or from nleghborlng
towns or farms havo been added to
the subscription list ot The Sprlng
flold Nows stneo last Tuesday morn
ing: L. Z. Quoon, Marcola; D. M.
Qontry, Marcola; S, M. Findley, La
Pino; John Griffin, and H ,E. Phot
teplace, Sprlngflold ,R. F. D. 2;B. T.
Collins, Mrs. Sarah Penselln, Leo Hall
and L ,C. Holmer, Springfield.
Has Copy of "Dally Citizen" of '62.
B. T .Collins, proprietor of tho storo
at West Sprlngflold station, Is the
ownor of a photographed copy ot "Tho
Dally Citizen" published in Gettys
burg, In tho year 1802. Tho paper is
reduced In slzo so that tho whole is
fitted to a card about 5 by 0 Inches.
Tho words making up this copy of
"Tho Citizen" aro quite dlsttnc and
may bo read easily with the uso ot a
magnifying glass. Mr. Collins is a
votoran of tho Civil War.
Woman Acts as Fire Patrol
Miss Halllo Hill has booh appoint
ed flro patrol for tho Ponn Lumber
company, which owns largo tracts ot
timber on tho Wlllamotto above Oak
ridge. It is her duty to patrol the
Boctlon botwoen tho Hills ranch and
Rlgdon ranch station, a dlstanco ot
20 'miles, Two days aro required for
the round trip and two trips a week
aro made during tho flro period. v
FIREWORKS SET BY
Hughes-Fairbanks Club Organi
zed at Stevens Hall Friday
50 ALREADY LINED UP WORK'TO SERVE BOUNTIFUL EATS
F. W. Walker as President Will Lead Afternoon Full of Furious Races and
the Forcea on Q. O, P. Trail
A Hughes-Fairbanks club was or
gunized In tho Stevens hall Friday
night nt n meeting of Hepublfcan cit
izens. The prime object of this club
is to promote tho election of tho Re
publican candidates for president nnd
vlco president of the United States.
About CO citizens havo already sig
nified their willingness to become
members of tho club.
F. W. Walker was elected tempor
ary chairman and J. C. Holbrook was
elected tomporary secretary. After
some remarks by tho chairman a let
tor wns read from T .W .Harris, of
Eugene , chairman of the Republican
central commlttco in which ho ur
ged tho organization ot a strong club.
He also rondo some suggestions on,
membership as well as promising his
The temporary organization was
made permanent with the election of
the following ofllcers: President, F.
W. Walker; vice president. c. .a
Whcaton; secretary-treasurer, J. C.
The following standing committees
Membership J. C. Mullen, Melvin
Fen Wick and. Q. E. Swartx.
Hy-laws-i.. b. Kopner, ur. w. u.
Pollard nnd W .1). Whoolor.
Permanent headquarters C. E.
Whenton, J. W. Collin and Dr. N. W.
Emery. . -..
U was an enthusiastic gathering
of Hughes boostors and it was the
8cnso or those prosent that tne ladles
bo Invited to Join tho organization.
Tho noxt mooting will be hold on
Friday evening of noxt week and it
has been suggested that E. E. Kop -
ner's room on Main street bo select-!
ed as a permanent meeting place for
Fix Many Bridges
Seventeen on tho McKenxle River
Need Attention and Will Be Re
paired at One
J, W. McArthur, county bridge In
spector made his report to the county
court Friday, ot more, than 109 bridg
es which he recently Inspected, tho
majority ot them being on the Mc
Kenxle river. He made an exhaustive
report on each bridge giving the di
mensions, class of construction, its
location etc. He also made a sketch
ot each bridge showing the contourpJ'JgJJs .(1
the water in the stream and other de
tails. Mr. McArthur's report will bo in
dexed and filed in the ofllco ot tho
county court for ready retoronce and
will bo a very valuablo record.
There are 81 brldgoa more than ton
feet long on the main McKcnzIo road
above Hendrick's bridge, and accord
ing to Mr. McArthur's report 17 of
them need Immediate repairing, A
few ot theso neod to bo rebuilt and
the others neod new mud sills, and
new docking nnd piling.
Arthur Strykor, county bridge build
or, will begin nt once, to repair these
. ... . ... ,
17 OriUgOS. 110 Will WOrK UP Stream
and repair those that need tho most
attention first, and on his way back
ho will ropatr tho balance of tho 17
Mr. Stryker has been working on
tho Coburg bridge whero ho put in
a new pier, now floor and now ap
proaches, but a few days ago ho mov
ed his crow to tho Camp Creek bridge
whore extenslvo repairs Avlll be made,
Library .Has 17 Now Readers
Following is the monthly library ro
port issiied Saturday by Mrs. Hannah
Htll.'ltbfntoanr New readers. 17: books
Issued, 9?8 ;v bailors ' 'using " reading
WILL ENLIVEN OLD
Big Young People's Jollification
$To Be Best Ever Tomorrow
Night, on Butte
f Contests, Evening Devoted to
"Proaram Under Peaceful Moon
The stage Is set, the race course
marked off ,the fire wood chopped, and
tho pics will bo baked, and sandwiches
made, tho band will be tuned up for
tho jjig young peoples' picnic that wilt
be held on Emerald Heights tomorrow
afternoon and evening. No time and
trouble has been sparred by the com
mittees who are making tho arrange
ments. The Springfield City Band
will bo there to serve music while tho
rest ot us eat. Another band will also
bo here to. furnish us with amusement
later in tho evening.
The committee on athletics will
start their part of the program
promptly at threeUhlrty with a game
ot prisoners base. They have outlined
tho, following schedule to take placo:
A game of three-deep, DO yard girls'
race" high Jump, boys' 100 yard dash,
broad Jump, girls' relay race, sack
race,' shot put, three-legged race, down
hill 'race, girls' potato race, up bill
race, boys' relay There will be a con
tinuous game of volley ball going ou
for all those who do not wish to par
ticipate in the more strenuous sports.
Alter this part of tho v"ay's events
areover tho band will play several
. Rplf.rtlnriR nnd the sunner will be feorv-
eatha "oata'tJcdrnmittee. . Th0-fol-
,ow,ng (Mo en You) wJU bo 8erved a
' la Cafeteria shortly after 6:30: Crepe
napkin, Papier Platte, Dread with fill
ing, Sweet Gherkins, Salad von Knrt
offeln, Royal Navy Beans mit Speclc
seite, Plo a la Lybarger, Loganberry
Saft, White Mountain Ice Cream en
, cone. Doesn't that taste good? But
remember it takes one of those blue
tickets to got all of these good things
The committee has done all sorts ot
; "jewing" and shrewd buying to be able
to' serve so much for twenty cents. If
you hav'nt a ticket get it at the Racket
storo or at the News office.
After the delicious viands are all
safely stored away, the entertainment
will haul forth some local talent of
different stripes and will exhibit the
performers to the audience singly, In
quartettes and In groups. They will
havo the following program to offer:
Speech by Walter DImm; Male quar
tette, Norton Pengra, Randall Scott,
Artlo Saeed, Orson Vaughn; Reading,
BernJce Cagley; Music by Orchestra,
leader, Thruman Chase; Speech, Vance
Cagley.. This doings will bo followed
by games around the camp fire.
Remember this picnic has no strings
on it. It Is for every one who wants to
go and have a good time. It you can't
go early, go late we'll bo there.
Willing Workers Tack Comforts and
Other Townsfolk Give House
The Willing Workers ot tho Christ
ian church met at the homo of Mrs.
Junies Laxton on Fifth and B streets
last Thursday afternoon and tacked
j comforts for Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Bar
bro, whoso homo was recently des-
I troyed by fire. The Wbrkera also got
I IIM . ...Inlrni lACTntVai wlltMl Vl tl fl
umnmui uim-ico " -
been given by Mr. nnd Mrs. uarore'a
"Wo don't want the credit ot all
this," sald .Mrs. Laxton. "People all
ovor town have given bedding, cloth
ing, cooking utensils, dishes, and some
money, Wo only tacked tho comforts
and got together the tilings people
brought Mr.'Barbro took the arti
cles from hero Saturday morning, and
ho was so. pleased, and said that hp
and Mrs. Barbro had now. almost ev
erything ne,c.essay to begin house
keeping -again." Mr. pwT Mrs. Bar
bro yQ. at prcBOiiU(UvinBitm iwtwit
PKcJwd at tlio back at tbalr lot whorp
1 ,lielr 110080 8t00d'
FREAK TREE BEARS FRUIT
Seedling Has Peaches Knocked Off
By Hall But Blossoms Again
When a ball storm knocked all the
poaches off the trees In Mclvin Fen
wick's orchard at his farm near the
McKenzie rlrer there was one tree
that refused to be baffled In that way.
Almost as soon as tho hall stones had
I melted and the sunshlno appeared
again this peach tree had decked It
j self In a second dress of blossoms . No
attention was paid to tho tree until
Mr. Fcnwlck went Into tbe orchard
j this morning. Ho examined his trees
j and when he came to this one that had
I tho second crop of blossoms he found
I that it also had a second crop of
peaches. It is a seedling tree and the
now peaches are not so very far along
but Mr. Fcnwlck thinks that he will
probably be able to pick ripe fruit
from the tree before the frosts come.
Rev. Moore Gives
Minister Tells Congregation of
Perplexities of Law of
Union services were held at the
Methodist church last ovenlng and
there wag a large congregation pres
ent to listen to the sermon preached
by Rev. J. T. Moore. Other ministers
taking part in the services were Rev.
H .C. Ethell and Rev. E. C. WIgmore.
Reverend Moore took his text from
the seventh verse ot the ninteenth
Psalm. "The Law o the Lord is per
fect Converting, the Soul." In his
opening remarks tbe speaker said the
little word law is perhaps the most
comprehensive of any word in the
English language. Law governs the
universe. Violation brings punishment
There is no escape, "The soul that
sinneth, shal surely die." The ele
ments of. death are. embodied in our
every act Law is that which 1s set
or fixed. It is simply the method by
which force operates. The world Is"
not governed by law, but according to
law. There Is no escape from Its
. There are the laws of man and the
laws of God. In the material world wo
are continually brought in contact
with laws that must be respected.
There are the physical laws such as
we see in the thunder and lightning.
Natural law is the expression of the
will of God relating to human nature,
the natural law of man is binding upon
all men and women alike. The moral
law la the declaration of law to men
In all .ages. The law ot God is the
We have the natural law, tho physi
cal law and the moral law. Perfection
is the law ot God, but man subverts
and perverts these laws. Only as the
law operates unhampered by the ob
stacles o fman will the law be perfect
Many Shop (n Springfield Saturday
Among the out-of-town shoppers in
Springfield Saturday were: Stroud
Long, Camp Creek; T. B. Carney, W.
W. Carney, and H, B. Carney, Thurs
ton; M. Butler, Thurston; Lathrop,
Mr. Tallmon and V. Dunton from up
tho Mohawk; E. II .Denton, Thurston;
W. I. Ring, from up the McKenzie;
W. E. Knott, Vitus Addition; D. H.
Masterson, from up the McKenzie; N.
B. Mann, Vitus Addition; and Mrs. N.
White from the Vitus Addition.
Many People Hear Concert
Perhaps the largest crowd that has
yet greeted tho band turned out last
Thursday evening to the concert giv
en by our musicians at the auto park
at Second and Main streets. The
seats In the park were all occupied
and the streets on both Bides were
filled with automobiles and groups of
people enjoying the music. Consid
ering the short time the band has
been organized much progress has
been made. ,
Has Most School Districts
Lane county has more school dis
tricts than any county in the stale,
according to the annual report ot
County School Superintendent Moore
to State Superintendent ot State In
struction Churchill. It has 196 dis
tricts and sovon ot them aro union
high school districts. The school pop
ulation is 11,721.
. Vote Special School Tax
., School district., numbor 137 voted
a three-mill, tax. fot all purposes, in
..eluding bonds, at a. -.special.' meeting
hold Monday. i.On August 38 another
iBpDcJal.4uedtlng.lwlU Ud held-to' vete
oa whether grades above tbe eighth
shall bo taught
HAND IN SETTLING
Secretary Tumulty Takes Letter;
From White House to Con- x
ciliation Board j
HOLDS CONFERENCE TODAY
Woodrow Wilson Takes Situation In
Own Hands and Commands De
lay f Action .
New York, Aug. 13. Whether or not
there is to be a geaeral strike oa 22S
railroads of the United States will de
pend on the result of a conference be
tween President Wilson and rpreseata
tlves of both sides In the controversy,
to be held in Washington tomorrow.
Joseph P. Tumulty, secretary to tho
president; Judge W. lu Chambers of
the federal board of mediation and con
ciliation; Ellsba Lee, chairman of the
committee of railroad managers; A. B.
iGarretson of the conductors, W. S.
Stone of tbe engineers, W. B. Carter ot
the firemen, W. G. Lee. o fthe train
men, and 30 railroad delegates left
Now York at midnight tonight, over
the Pennsylvania railroad for Wash
ington. : . . .
Tumuty Arrive In New York
Secretary Tumulty .arrived In New
York at 9 o'clock this evening bearing
a formal letter from President WUsoa
requesting, a. personal conference with,
the. spokesmen for bdtht aides "before a
general, strike, was called
The president's letter which was ad
dressed to Ellsha Leg' and Messrs, Gar
retson, Stone,'1 Carter and W. G. Lee,
follows: , .
VThe White House; liWaekingtea,
Aug. 13. 1916. . - u .
t "I have learned with surprise and.
. keen disappointment ' (hat an agree
ment concerning the' settlement of the
matters in controversy between the
railways .and their employes has
"A general strike on the railroads
would at any time have a most far
reaching and injurious effect upon the
country. At this time, the effect might
be disastrous. I feel that I have the
right, therefore, to request,, and I da
hereby request, a sthe head of tbe gov
ernment that before any final de
cision is arrived at I nay, aa.ve a per
sonal conference with you here..
' , "I shall bold myself readjr to. meet
you at any time you may be able to
reach Washington. "' '
Letter Presented to Bsthi Faction
Copies of the letter were, delivered
to Judge Chambers, who presented
them to both factions.
; During the afternoon, the "Big Four
brotherhoods had refused arbitration
, in any form en the questions ot the
I eight hour day and time and a half
i tor overtime. They made their decls
! ion known to the board ot mediation
' and conciliation and declined to sug
gest any plan for a settlement ot the
"He. WHO LAUGHS LAST"
hBoya Order Supposed Bridegroom te
Set up the Treats- r
Hearing rumor ot a wedding ot an
employee ot the Booth-Kelly mill, a
number ot Springfield boya decided to
have some fun Sunday afternoon. Aa
auto was hired and the supposed bride
groom was taken from his bride at
the Coburg picnic to Eugene where
'treats were demanded. Steadfast re
fusal to "set up treats" caused tho
boys some uneasiness and they won
dered it the wedding had taken place.
Discouraged at last, tbe boys start-
jed to catch the homeward bound car
when thoy were informed that they
were obliged to return thekid-napped
man to Coburg. Again they hired a
car, not for a joke, but to take the
subject of their prank back to his
friends . The boys are Btlll wondering
jiow much ot the joke Is on themselves.
Former Residents Visit Hjero, ,
Mr. and Mrs. L. Baker and. Mr, .and
Mrs. Asher and 'family ot Colorado
were visitors at the U. H. Park hone
one night last week. W- Aid 'Mrs.
Baker are ,, former., residents, ot this
aoction.n'nd are quite well known, hora,
They!are'on their way to Leona in
tnoif car'and plan to visit la Spring
field ncain na their return.