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MONDAY, SICl'TISMlJUJIl i, 1010
TIII3 8PIIINGFII3LD NEWS
Swarts & Washburne
Picnics, 8 lb. $1.00
Good values in other o
cured and fresh meats
for your Dollars at
Swarts & Washburne
1 "The Melting Pot"
The Book of the Same Name
THE WORLD'S MOST ECCENTRIC ACTOR
Price 5 and 15c
MATINEE and EVENING J
Why not save nnd deposit in our Savings Department
ono-twolfth of your total taxes each month? By so dis
tributing the tax burden. over the entlro year, it will not
seem so heavy,
v 4 per cent on savings.
FIRST mimt BANK, EUGENE, OREGON,
ML OF U. S.
Tho recent mooting of tho National
Association of Postmasters Iti ilia Cap
ital City of tho Nation, tho many Inter
osllng papers that wore road and the
general Interest shown in tho work,
Donna, Sept. 1. Mrs. 3, C Nlnhol'
,on wan at wmira Hio latter pari .r .,oan Blacking grain for Mr, J.
Hie wofk visiting her olHtorHnMaw Nlcholfion
Mrs. Thomas" Fountain, Cn her way
flunk olio fltuppod off at BprlngfleW
nna visited her daughter, Mrs, M. W.
oallB attontlon anew to the romarkljlcnfrom Sprlugflald Junction aro nvind
nativity displayed In ovory branch of;
tho postal sarvlc rlnce lha beginning
of l'oalmastor General llurloson's
administration. The proa of tho,
country hqn taken noilco of this groat
dovotopment. wllch In not only a com
pliment to ttio r.rosent head of the De
partment hut would noern to show that
tho South can furnlih quite a capable
and energetic btistriMa menus the Bast,
from which section nearly ono-lmlf of
nil oiyr PoitmasUirB General have been
It I a noteworthy fact, howovor, It
rasy b explained, that, excluding the
border State, the South, properly
spooking, litis had but two men In that
ofllco since tlie days of IJenJamln
FranklinJoseph Habersham, of Geo
rgia ,and Albert Sidney Rurlason, of
Texas. Tho more political powor and
material advantage, havo had the
greatest number of such appointmcntn
2!1 or tho -48 men who'havo hold that
offlco having oomo from that acctlon.
Tho bordor States havo had 15 and tho
Woet only S. It was not until 1SC0
that tlio West wan at all recognized
In the oppolntmont of nuch cabinet
olllcor, when Alexander V.'. Randall, j
of Wisconsin, was chosun by Prcsl- j
riant Johnson. Subsequently that :
State furnlshod throo moro Postmast- j
ors uonornl, viz., Howo, Vilas, and
Payne. In 1829 tho Postmaster don
oral became a member of tho Cabinet
by .the action of President Jackson,
his first appointee to that position,
Hon. William T. Harry, of Kentucky,
receiving that honor.
Idflr.-tjo hakiJHa lot etno'n otaolccm
Historical Dates of Beginning
Some Interesting historical data
touching the Introduction or beginning
of tho chiof features of postal progress
othor than that already given may bo
briefly Bummarlllpd as follows:
Postago Stnmpa first
Insucd, at Now Vory....JuIy, 1847.
first issued June, 1S53.
Letters Registered July 1S55
Act o fCongrcss Feb., 1861
Froo. city Delivery July, 1SC3
Money Order Syotem....Nov., 1SG4
Orders Oct 1SC7
Postal Cards.. May, 1873
Postal reduced to 2c....Oct., 1883
Postal Savings Jan., 1911
Parcel Post. Jan., 1913
Tho numbor of post ofllces In 1789
was 75. The maximum numbor reach
cd 70,945, In 1901, since which time,
by tho Introduction of rural delivery.
20,rG5 having been discontinued. July
1. 1915, there wcro CG.3S0 post offices
Rxtent of post routes In miles in
1790 was 1.875. In 19 1G the numbed
was 1.G72.1G9. Tho miles of sorvlco
porformed In 1915 amounted to 617.-
Tho entire compensation paid to
postmasters In 1789 was $1,657 . In
1915 tho amount so paid was $29,143,
Salary of Rural .Dollvory can-iora
has boon Increased from $300 per an
num In 1S97 to $1,200, tho present rato
Present cost of Rural Dollvory Sor
vlco per annum, $52,000,000.
Miss Stella McQlll of Sprlngflold !h
Iir visiting her frlond, Mrs. J, D.
Mr. ami Mrs, It, Trunnel nnd non
Lone nnd Larollo havo gono to pick
hops for Mr-Knight
A. W. Heck and Charlie Heck havo
Mr. A. Lathrop loft on Wednesday
morning Aug. 30. for Nowburg where'
ho will transact business, I( all goes
inn a fow days hero visiting rolatlvo1,
Mr. and Mrs. Wdward Small of hu
gone are spondlng nn onjoynblo week
onmplug in tho woods near Donna. ;
Mr. and Mrs. Ned Smith of Eugen
were hero Sunday visiting Mr. and ;
Mrs. Claud HammltL i
t Mr. Prank Itohno, Mr. and Mrs. Leo
Logan, Miss Kato Haydcn and Mrs,
Fred Ardath transacted business in
Marcola this woek. I
Jltr. nnd Mrs. II ,W. SwafTord and'
family and Mrs. William Fawvor and
children left Tuesday for tho big :
prune orchards near Corvallis where!
thoy Intend to pick prunes. i
Tho Mlssos Lola Hcnnls, AIlco and
Helen McCornack of Marcola attend
od services here Sundny,
Mr. nnd Mrs. Fred Ardath and little
daughter, Muriel, wcro In Kugeno on
Mrs. Fannfo Uarger and daughters.
woll ho will return Friday, evening 6;
tho Wendllng llullct.
1 J. J. Lewis shipped a car of fir woe
to Kugeno Wednesday,
A Jolly hunch of glrln foot In th
wfwda on tho J. J. Lewis farm Wed
, nesday for n picnic. All had a Joll;
'good timo and n number of picture
! woro takon. Those present weroj
Kato Haydcn, Pearl Lewis, Mrs. Fre
Ardath, Hazel Lathrop, Elsie Hock,
Audroy Lewis, and Ethlyn Nicholson.
Rev. aillett the Methodist preach
cr of Marcola preached his farewell
sermon horo Sunday afternoon at 2
o'clock, Mr. aillett left tho following
Monday for Ohio, where he is intend
Ing to finish his education. ,
Miss Lillian Weatherman left, Mon
day for Wajln Walla Wniln'gton,
where she intends to lire with her
Alvln Jack and Warren Prices, Frank
(Stafford and luty. Stafford transacted
business In Ktlgono and Springfield
Army Gets Supplies,
El l'aso, Texas, Aug. 30. In antici
pation of a ' nationwide strike, tho
quartermaster's department of tho
army Is rushing vast amounts of sup
plies here to form a reserve for tho
United States troops and National
Guardsmen now mobilized in this dis
trict Several hundcrd carloads of
rations and supplies are now 'en routo
nnd will reach here before the date set
for the strike to begin.
$2CC LOTS FOR $75
For the next 30 daya we offer you your choice of any lots
unselectcd in Central Addition to Springfield for $75.00
pay us 10 per cent down and we will give you plenty of
time on the balance and make the payments easy The
numbers offered at this price is limited this we know is
the biggcBt bargain ever offered in Springfield. Look thein
over and remember the sale lasts 30 days and no Iqnger.
E. E. Kepner, D. W. Roof, M. M. Peery, SprinafiJd; A. C.
Barbour, Route 2, Eugene, (Residence SpringfiefdWlnction)
Special Delivery v..Oct.,
Rural Delivery Oct.,
So He Didn't Waste It
A Httlo boy went to Sundny School
tho first tlmo. His mother gave him
a nickel to put In tho collection box.
Wlion tio roturnod ho had n sacK of
"Whoro did you got tho candy?'
nskod tho mother.
"From tho stand around tho cor
"Rut what did you buy It with?"
"With tho nickel you gavo mo."
"Rut that was for Sundny School I"
"Woll," replied tho boy, "I didn't
nood It. Tho minister mot mo at tho
door and got mo in froo."
(St. Loula Gloho-DamocraL)
Grubbs Why do you Insist on re
garding Jinks ns such nn original
thinker? To my mind ho uppoars
Stubbs Porhapo ho Is In most re
spects, but ho Is tho only man of my
acquaintance who doosn't know tho
exact terms on which poaco Anally
will bo dclarod.
It is ostlmntod that thoro is 348
billion foot of privately owned Urn
bor In Oregon waet of the Oaooudo
Rango, and 270 billion feot in Wash-
ington. Tho National Forosta con-
tuln 1C2 billion foot, making for tho
wost aide of tho two Btates a total
stand of timber estimated at 780 bil
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