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THE SPRINGFIELD NEWS
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SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, MONDAY SEPTEMBER 11 1916
VOL. XV NO. 65
FIRST DOLLAR DAY
VOIED BIG SUCCESS
BY
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Morchfinto nro In Fnvor of Mnk-
Ing tho Evont nn Annunl
Thing Horo
BAND ADDS TO OCCASION
In
Spite of Hop-Picking and Slight
Rain Many Strangers Come;
Townspeople Turn Out Well
Dosplto tho ruin nnd tho fact (lint a
goodly por cont of tho clty'H popu
lation Is nt tho hop yard. Sprlngflold'a
Unit Dollar Day wnn u huccors. Of tho
17 or 18 merchants Intorvlowod, nil but
two or throo woro most enthusiastic
In favor of tho idoa and almost all
of thotn wcro for making It an annual
event. Ono man ovon wont so far an
to say ho didn't think annually wast
often enough. Sovoral of tho clty'H
business housos will continue tholr
Dollar Day offers tomorrow, Eugcno's
Dollar Day.
Thoso few morchnnts who noticed
no especial activity last Saturday wcro
without oxcoptlon In busjnossos In
which It would havo boon difficult to
attract pooplo to buy until the articles
. wcro needed. However, each of thoso
nttcatod that ho bad bad a "fair" day,
and that It tho others woro In favor
of a Dollar Day each year, ho would
bo too.
"Pino! Away boyond our oxpoctn
tlons," was tho answer received most
often when tho business pooplo were
asked how Dollar Day was going. "Tho
best over! A regular Fourth of July
and Christmas,' was ono annwor. At
BUSINESS
MEN
ono place of business it was Btated , flf extonB,on
thnt several tiroes, Ss many as BjlB1!lBB nnJ or 0,octr)o nCB0
pooplo had boon at once. Several tIml aro not now bolnB 8ervC(1( nccord,
morphants put on extra clerks and ono , tQ A u , oud
U1 1 " I
x? i.. .in i. .. i.-uii-
Not only did business move briskly
ntho various staple lines; the ,confoc-
camo in ror a snaro. "liusinoss nas;
ii i mi. am i i 1 . .
neon Tory saiisiuciory. n.o ....
pretty good." one of tho proprietors
I
Not bo many of tho farming pooplo '
as would havo boon liked woro In Sat-I
unlay, but this Is grain, fruit and hop
season, and tho morchanta woro not
disappointed, as thoy had oxpoctod
that many of thoso folks would bo un-;
nhlo to como. Thoro wore however
a considerable number of strnngors In
town nnd tho townspeople responded
loyally. Also tho fact that Saturday
was payday, holpcd.
Not only woro tho merchants pleas
ed with tho Idea, but "tlio patronB nlso
showed tholr appreciation of tho of-,
forts mndo to glvo them good goods
at a saving. "Many of tho customers
stated that thoy thou-ht this was a ,
good thing to soa Springfield doing'
ono of tho business mon said.
1 Attractive displays of merchandise
accompanied by plainly markod prlco
cardc woro to bo seen almost In all the
city's show windows. Onoof tho most
ntrlklng of thoso dtsplayod dollar bills
scatterod promiscuously over piles of
Bpnp, a swoaior, uisuob, ic.
Ono of tho factors which marked tho
auccesfl of Springfield's first Dollar J
Day was tho playing of tho city band
In tho evening. Tho musicians, lod byjB0
Director ronoci, gnvo mu iuhuwiuk cars was sont ospociaiiy irom call
program on tho stroots between tho fornla.
hours of 7:30 and 9:00: Tho cnr Bi,ortngo shows no chango,
La Travlata Walter according to Information givon out at
United Wo Stnnd Hays j tho local ofllco. Tho mill is now
Golden Gato Drown working on California and oastorn
Impromptu Dalbory ordors, and will havo work for a full
Lyric Overture Mncklo-Dryor , crow as soon as cars enn bo socurod.
Zounvofl , Huff Thoro is a rumor that 50 cars may
Tulip Tlmo In Holland Whiting i)0 brought from California to Oregon
Orchards Crosby
Wolcomo .". Bonnott
Tho Booster Kloln
Rodondo Fonton
Southorn Pnatlmo Hays
Morry-ao-Ilound Perfect
J. F. Volaamore Trades Farm
Mnrcola, Oro. Sopt. 9. J. V. Volga
moro lias tradod his eighty ncro farm
for ono of fourtoon ncros, two nnd ono
half mllOH north of Eugono, owned' by
Bort Rupp, Tho considerations nro
riot known. Mr. Rupp will tnko pos
session of his now homo Oct. 1 For
tunately for thp nolghborhoop Mr, Vol
gamoro will hot loavo, as ho hns
bought tho Cox proporty In Marcola
and has rented tho Rayor llvory barn.
WILL SECURE FIGURES
ON FREIGHT TONNAGE
Business Men Appoint Committee To
anther Statistics To Submit
To The 8. P. Officials.
At n mooting of tlio HtiHlnass Mon's
,,cliil) of this city hold nt tho Stovens
i Perkins lmll IiihI Thursday evening, a
commlttoo was appointed to socuro
tt"t'C1' 8pringfoid showing (ho
approximate freight tonnago nvulluhlo
In the town and vicinity. Tho roport
Is to bo mibmltted to tho Southern Pa
cific railroad officials. Tho mombom
of tho commlttoo nro O. II, Kossoy, 12.
12. Kopnor and J. C, Dlmm.
Other business transacted nt this
mooting Included tho tondorlng of a
vote of thanks to M. C. Dressier for
his address nnd good boosting for
Hprlngflold and tho Wlllnmottu valley
nt tho Coos Bay celebration.
I.ottors wcro read from tho Cham
bers of Commerce of San Francisco,
Mnrshflold and Eugono . Tho San
Francisco lottor, which wns publish
od In tho Iaut Issuo of tho News, was
ono of appreciation for tho courtesies
oxtondod to them on tholr rocent visit
horo. Tho lottor from Marshftold offer
ed tho services of tho citizens of
that placo In helping to secure tho
i early completion of th Natron cut-off.
From Eugone camo an Invitation to
Springfield to attend tho Hound-Up
and fair.
LOCAL O. P. PLANT
MAY GET EXTENSION
JF OCCASION ARISES
H. M. Byllesby Party Pays a Short
v Visit To Local Holdings;
Nothing Definite Yet
The Improvements which will prob
ably be made to tho local Oregon
Powor plant, should occasion arise
for tho samo, will likely consist prln
.- t 1 . . - . l. i , i
w-. w.
UlQ rcagon f h vIglt
pad hero early Satunlay morning by
IjUIlBlUUrilLZUIl Ul BUCU UILL'UfilDUB
Uyllcsby party, Mr. Ingalls
Tho men arrived hero about
i!00 nnU Btnycd ony nbout ,lalt an
hoP ftUll0UKh ,ator ,n (ho da. 8omo
of tho district managers returned nnd
,nado n tour of tho plant,
AUhoUBh a COnrorenco was hold In
Eugeno Frlday between II. M. Byllesby,
hoad of u hU Dyllesby and company,
and tno manaBor8 of tho various
brnnch plantB of tho Oregon Powor
company nnd the Northern Idaho and
Montana Power company, susldarles
of tho formor company, no definite
plans will bo announced until tho
Dyllesby party returns east.
Thoso included ln tho Darty visit
jng tbo Springfield offlco Saturday
moraine ro: jt m Byllesby. J. J.
o'Urlon, and W. R. Thompson, of Chli
cnB0. Ehnor DoVer and D. II. Kllngor-
man. of Tacoma: and a number of
district manngors from Kallspell,
Sand Point, Marsbfleld, Dallas and
Corvallls.
B-K CO. RECEIVES 3 CARS
8hortage Situation Is Practically Un
changed, It Is Stated
Threo carfl( tho flrat lnc0 Wodnoa
day, word rocolved at tho Booth-Kelly
yards horo today. Of those, ono will
bo sont East and tho othor two will I
to California points. Ono of theso
but thoso would bo dtstrlbutod at all
Orogon lumbering points, and would
not moan a drop it) the buckat.lt Is said,
A llttlb rollot Is galnod by tho local mill
by shipping over tho Orogon Electric
About two cars dally nro bolng sont
to Eastorn points ovr this lino.
Mr .and Mrs. Martin Expected Home
B. E. Martin, civil pnglnoer for tha
Booth-Kully lumbor company's plants
in Oregon, is oxpoctod homo tomorrow,
with Mrs, Martin, Mr. nnd Mrs, Mar
tin, who woro mnrrlod in Atchison,
Kansas on Soptdmbor 5, will mako
Springfield tholr homo. Thoy will Hvd
In a now rosldonco recently built by
Goorgo Perkins on C stroot, botwoon
v nmi iv.
ECIG NESS
OF MEXICAN PEACE
PLAN IS REVEALED.
Amorican-Moxlcan Joint Com
mission Would Stop Wranglo
And Rogonorato Country
WILL CONSIDER 12 STEPS
Plan Believed Most Likely To Be Ap
nmVKtt. Prnulrtoa Pnr With. -'A'
P.-., . .......
drawal Of U. 8. Troops .
Now London, Conn., Sept. 10 Tho
far reaching scopo of tho peace plan;
of tho American and Mexican Joint
commission was ovcalcd tho first
tlmo Saturday. It Includes not only
tho settlement of tho border wranglo,
but also tho social, political and econa
nomlc regeneration of Moxlco.
Every pliaso of Mexican life is botng
discussed, every typo analyzed at tho
conference, tho sorvllo peon, tho ma
rauding bandit, tho rapacious landlord.
Tho American mcmoers or the com
mission have formed tho opinion that
tho murder of Americans and the
seizure of American property in Mexi
co aro only tho outward symptoms of
the Mexican disease. The belief that
the country must bo born again, re
created, according to new ideals, be
fnro the dangers of fresh revolutions
and renowed border raids shall have
been ended.
Twelve Steps to be Considered
Tho twelvo different steps toward
this end to bo considered by the com
mission aro:
1 Protcctipn of the border.
2 Establishment or American garri
sons along a lino of blockhouses from
tho Oulf of Mexico to the Pacific
ocean, a distance of 1800 miles.
3 Tho organization of Mexico's
standing army into various detach-
mnntn. whlnh will ho nsslcned to the
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pur8U,t 0f Villa and other bandits. Tho
Cnrranza envoys promise to isolate
Villa so that he will no longer bo a
monnce to Americans.
I Tho allotment of land to dls-
chargo soldiers and peons so thoy will
no longer have tho Incentive of follow -
ing brlgandngo for a living .
i ino enactment or mw8 enaniing
theso people to acquire the lands thoy
cultivate.
Would Teach Agriculture
6 A system of government aid by
which these ignorant Mexican farmrs
may learn to develop the land to tho
full oxlont
7 Reformation of the Mexican way
of levying taxes, which frequently
amounts to confiscation. The estab
lishment of a land tax similar to that
ln the United States
,. ,
, 8-Th, otlucatlon of tho peon and
lower classes In ways of living and
lines of industry which will make
them want peace Instead of war.
9 Tho establishment of present flat
currency upon a sound financial basis.
10 Tho husbanding and safeguard-
Ing of tho national revenues according., .., ,
. . , , , . ,ory caught the Germans massing for
to an agreement which guarantees ' mnn, . ,,.., J
tho purchasers of Mexican bonds and
makes possible tho floating of a largo
Mexican loan.
11 Immediate rehabilitation of tho
Mexican railroads at a cost of $5,000,-
000.
12 A treaty between Mexico and
tho United Statos which will give
Mexico this government's moral sup
port In these reforms.
As In tho border question Is of first
importance It was taken up nt the;cIprocal artnierylng near Calonne,
first mooting. Of tho plans suggested
by both Mexicans and Amerlcams,the
ono bollovod to bo most ltkoly approv
ed, provldos for. tho withdrawal of
American troops from Mexico.
Neutral Zone Is Planned
Assignment of. Amo'can troops to
various posts on Amonca soil along
tho border is to follow, togothor with
tho establishment of a neutral zono 20
to 100 miles wldo along tho ontlro
international lino.
Tho Amorlcan troops will be posted
on tho frontiers of Texas, Now Mox
lco, Arizona and California. Block
housos will bo built and armed at in
tervals to permit of tho cooporatlon
ln an omorgoncy. All nro to bo called,
connoctod by tologrnph, telephone nnd
wlroloss so If Mexican .banditti try
to break thsough nlong ono or moro
points all of tho Amorlcan-troops can j
bo brought Into piny Immediately.
ES IN FRONT
OF DOUALAOINI
GAINED BY FRENCH
Weakened German Force Fights
Desperately But Is Unablo
To Stem Advance
RUSS ALSO CLAIM CAINS
By Austro-Hungarlan
War Office
Paris, Sept. 9. A grand assault by
tho French forces carried the whole
system of German trenches In front
of Doualaumont, tho war office an
nounced tonight in reporting opera
tions in tho Verdun region.
The assualt was delivered on tho
201st day of the great battle around
tho French fortress. Tho Germans,
weakened by tho withdrawal of men
and artillery to stem the allied of
fensive of the Somme, fought desper
ately, but were swept back by the
irresistible advance of General Po
tato's men.
The counter-attack was the heaviest
blow struck by the French since the
Germans began the drive on Verdun
with a smashing infantry atack on
February 22. It was preceded by a
blistering artillery Are that wrecked
the first lino of German trenches.
The German batteries, at first active,
were almost completely silenced and
made only a feeble reply.
London, Sept. 9. Tho Austro-Ger-,man
forces defending Halicz, the for
tified city 60 miles south of Lemberg,
have -blown up tho remaining fortifi
cations of tho town and some of them
have been occupied by the Russians
according. te-a;,Reater dispatch from
Petrograd tonight The fall of Halicz
la a matter of hours.
Tho dispatch adds that tho bridge
..... .. . . ..
tiuao uiu uiioiBier uub oeen mown up
. ftnd that tho nusslans hold the left
bank 0f the rivcnS
retreating Teutons. Two troop trains
wore wrecked by tho Russian fire.
Tonight's official Austro-Hungarian
J war otco 8tatCmcnt admits that tho
, Russians in the Carpathians, east of
j tho clbo vallcy 8Uccoeded ln taking
Violated nortinns-of our front"
London, Sept 9. In a great smash
against tho Germans north of tho
Somme, on a front of 6000 yeards,
about threo and ono halt miles, this
afternoon, tho British carried the re
mainder of tho village of Clnchy and
scored other important successes,
General Halg reported at midnight
Tho attack was made on a front
jxtendlng from HIghwood (Foureaux
Wood) to the Leuze wood, a mile
northwest of Combles, where the Brit
ish lines Join the French.
Territory In the region of GInchy
near Leuzo wood and east of the High.
"wood was captured, the British ad
vancing on this front 300 yards for a
gain of 500 yards.
Northeast of Pozleres another great
a counter attack and Inflicted heavy
causualtles.
Some prisoners were taken in tho
operations around GInchy nnd 60 moro
Germans were captured near Pozieres.
Tho lighting at GInchy, whoro the
British obtained a footing early In the
ivpek was particularly severe.
British artillery euunonaaea Ger
man trenches on the VImy ridge, oppo
site Souchoz, and near the Inn known
as tho "Rod carabat." Thoro was re
Culnshy nnd botween tho La Basseo
canal and Nouvo Chapolle.
GInchy is tho last romalnlng forti
fied placo separating tho British from
the important German railway center
of Comblos.
Comblos Is now under fire from
three sides, by the British from the
northwest and west and by tho Fronch
from tho southwest. Its fall Is now
bollovod to bo a matter of a fow days.
Tree Bears Fine Fruit
S. H. Richardson, who lives on Wil
lamette Holghts brought 'somo egg
plums to tho Nowb office Saturday that
measured eight Inches ln circumfer
ence. Mr. Richardson said that the
plums wore grown on a troo Just in
its second year of bearing. Thoro
woro 2(i plums on one short branch.
Between throo und four bushols wojro
hurvostod from tho treo.
I
RENGH
O. B. KESSEY APPOINTED
TO LANE TAX COMMITTEE
Will Represent This Locality In Body
of 45; Springfield Now Has
Three Members
O. D. Kcssey of this city has just
! been notified of his appointment as a
member of tho tax budget committee
for Lane County for tho ensuing year.
Mr. KeBsey stated this morning that
ho had accepted tho appointment but
thus far ho did not know Just what
his duties would bo or when they
would commence, A portion of tho
letter from the secretary of tho execu
tive committee, O. W, Griffin, of Eu
gene, follows:
"This committco is composed of 45
members, of whom the five who act
on tho cxecutlvo committee were chosn
by the taxpayers at the annual meet
ing held at the court house on Decem
ber 23, 1915. This consists of C. M
Young, chairman, C. J. Hurd, B. A.
Washburno, Fred Fiske, and G W. Grif
fin. Of the 40 additional members of
the committee, 20 are selected from
the different farmers' granges of the
county, and the other 20 are scattered
throughout the county so that every
section may be represented.
"You aro one of the members se
lected to represent your particular lo
cality and it is earnestly hoped and
requested that you accept this ap
pointment" E. E. Kepner of this city has also
been appointed a member of the tax
budget committee for Lane county.
BRIDGE WORK BEGINS
EITHER TUESDAY OR
WEDNESDAY LIBBY
Six of Eight Men Will Be Kept Bus
For Three Weeks; Estimated
Cost Is $600.00
Tomorrow or Vednesday will see
the beginning of the work -of rebuild
ln$.the approach.- to the Springfield
bridge, said County Surveyor H. M.
Libby this afternoon. The work will
require about three weeks, during
Jwni, Mm iT . C,hf m
kept busy. The estimated cost is $600.
Tho stakes were set by Mr. Libby
Friday, soon after the county court
Issued an order authorizing the work.
The portion to bo repaired is about
200 feet loner, nnd Includes that stretch
which slopes upward from the road to! Leaders of calle on the
the main level of the bridge, which is ' P"Ment and warned him if the, reso
18 feet above the ground at the river J ,uUon8 t0 a vote' they would be
bank. Concrete footings will be put ' aPProvetl two to one. The president's
under the eight new Umber bents answer was a summary demand that
which will be installed . This work,
which will be the first done, will bo
done by W. C. Hall, who has the con
tract MAN INJURED AT SEAVEY'S
Clarence James Nearly Crushed
20 Bushels Of Oats Falling
From Platform
By
Clarence James was severely injured
and badly bruised Friday morning at
the James Seavey ranch as 20 bushels
of oats fell from a platform attached
to a hay fork, striking him on the
back, as he. stooped over, and knock
ing him from the platform on which
he was standing. The men were rais
ing the grain in the barn by means of
a hay fork, which had a platform at
tached to it Mr. James, seeing the
platform tipping as the cable broke,
stooped to let the grain go over him
as it fell, but caught hts foot and was
struck on the back.
Mr. James was brought to the local
hospital and after having an examina
tion and x-ray pictures taken was
found to be badly bruised both in
ternally and externally but no bones
wero broken. He Is getting nlong
nicely at the present time.
LARGE REALTY DEAL MADE
Springfield Men Trade 420 Acre Farm
To J .H. Farley of Ontario
The exchange, made by J. W. Mach
en nnd A. J. Perkins of their 420 acre
farm on Camp Creek, nbout nine miles
east of Springfield to J. H. Farley, for
a two-story business block at Ontario,
Oregon, was reported by Mr. Machen,
who returned home Thursday. Tho
proporty on each side is estimated at
the value of $30,000, Mr. Machen and
Mr, Perkins purchased tho Camp Croek
farm from Dr. J. McClomman Hender
son of Eugeno last November, Mr.
Farley expects to arrive September 15
to take chargo of his farm of which
qftft nnraa nrn llrwlnr rllltlvntlnn. 1r.
Perkins left Lakosport, Idaho today on 1
a trtp to Chicago.
64TH CONGRESS
IEDIAS0NE0F
CREAIEST RECORD
Besides Foreign Legislation,
Time Was Found For Im- 4
portant Home Measures j
'PREPAREDNESS" IS THEME
What Congress Did During Sections
And The Efforts That Failed
fire Enumerated
4
J
The 64th United States congress
closed its sessions Friday with one
of the greatest records ever made by
a legislative body In America. It had
Inherited the problems of the Europ
ean war and of Mexican bandits. It
had outlined an extensive legislative
program and carried out Its work to a
splendid completion.
Called on twice to back the president
In steps which it thought rarely meant
war with Germany, and actually ap
propriating millions for the Mexican
punitive expedition, It nevertheless
found time for half a dosen domestic
measures of major importance and to
approve the heaviest appropriations la
American history.
"Preparedness," led in attention
throughout The largest naval appro
priation the world has ever known in
peace time, and the next but one larg
est army budget, were approved. Back,
of every economic measure child la
bor, rural credits, U. S. merchant ma
rine, workmen's compensation, was
the cry of "Industrial preparedness."
Though the Democratic party never
lost its hold on legislation, and though
President Wilson at all times was the
admitted pilot, pot & single measure
passed both houses on strict party
lines; - -The
most sensational episode of the
session was the fight over the Gore
. , ... ,
and McLemore resolutions, warning
Americans off armed, merchant ships
after Germany had given notice It In
tended torpedoeing them. Avowedly
? the president's foreign policy
mey urougai uie cniei executive uuu
congress into sharp conflict
mey oe laDiea. i nree or iour aays
passed while the fight was organized
from the White House. Then his con
gressional lieutenants struck, and the
resolutions were overwhelmed. After
thatf conBresa xcePt tor one halting
excepuon-accepiea me presiaenis
leadership ln foreign affairs without
question.
A short conflict loomed when the
president personally visited the capltol
and told congress he had sent Germany
a virtual ultimatum over the Sussex
incident Suddenly houndreds of thou
sands of telegrams, ln five or six iden
tical forms, poured in from every sec
tion of tho country. There were hun-
drcds of bushels of them. Astounded,
congress wavered in Us attitude.
, In a smashing speech, Senator Hust-
ing exposed the demonstration as
backed and financed by a German-American
organization. Officials of the
latter admitted it, and the affair bo-
came a cloak room Jest
From the time, the session opened,
the pot of Mexican affairs never ceased
boiling. Half a aozen Republicans
led by Fall and Borah in the senate
wero insistent IntervenUonallsts. As
the bandit raids into American terri
tory developed, border Democrats be
came restless.
What Congress Did During Session
Reorganized and tremendously in
creased both army and navy.
Made biggest appropriations ln his
tory of congress. "Preparedness" to
tals close to $700,000,000 are tho larg
est peace-time military budgets ln the
history of the world.
Stopped shipment in interstate com
merce of child labor products.
Passed rural crdlts act guaranteeing
long-term, low-rate loans to farmers.
Granted Philippines greater self-government,
Placed heavy expenses of govern
ment on munitions, Incomes and in
heritances. Passed $42,000,000 rivers and har
bors bill.
Passed act for government-owned
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