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SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON THURSDAY OCTOBER 12,1916
VOL. XV. NO.' 74
lUu mtWf nn4r Ml of Comre of M rh, l7i
ROCKETS ARE USED TO WARN
ALLIED SHIPS OF SUBMARINES
Mldtllo Atlantlo Coaot is Patrol
loci by British and Fronch
GERMANY NOT TO BLOCK
ADE U. S. PORTS TO TRADE
Ambassador Qerard Returns from Ger
rnany States That Enteto Powers
fwill Not Operate to 8ever Neu
trality with America
Norfolk Vu., Oct. 11. Parts of the
coast In this region aro boliiR Illumi
nated tonight with rockets sunt up
from British and French warships on
tho Atlantic patrol, warning murchunt
vessels that hostllu sudmarlncs may
bo lurking In tho vicinity.
Aeroplanes also aro being used by
tho British cruisers for convoy duty.
Ono British ship bound for South
America with cargo loft port and soon
afterward an aeroplane was soon to
nrlso from tho dock of ono of tho
warships and convoy nor for a con
Gerard Enters Denial
Now York, Oct Jl, James W. aor
ard, United States ambassador to Ger
many, mado an explicit statement here
this afternoon that It Is not truo "that
I havo come homo this time to soiVe
no'tlco on President Wilson that It Is
Germany's Intention to repudiate bor
DledEos regarding tho conduct of. her
subniarlno '.warfare or that Oermany,.
f I 1 K.nlr. Ili M Maiimnllnn nf a M li. 1
marina attacks against all kinds of
alilps." n -
Germany to Keep Pledges
New York, Oct. 11. Following an
extendod conferenco with James W.
Gerard, American ambassador to Ger
many will agroo to rofraln from at
German ainbassadro, Count von Bern
atcrff this afternoon stated that thoro
will bo no recurrenco of U-boat war
faro, and that Germany doos not con
templato in any way violating its
pledges to tho Unltod Sta'tcs.
Tho statornont was considered of
especial .Importance at this time In
view of tho tact that Ambassador Oor.
ard Is believed to have brought Jo, the
United Statos doflntta statements from
the Gorman foreign olflco regarding
Its presont attltudo on submarine war
faro, and that. Count von Bornstorff Is
believed to have recolved similar, In-,
formation from Gormany through dis
patches delivered' by Captain HatiB
nose, commander of tho U-B3.
Vba ..'Bprnsto'lt'js aaaouncBxent cod?
conjoreeco between th'.two dlplomate
was U'ovotcu . solely to discussion .of
Will Not Attempt .Blockade
Washington. Oqt. ' U-ThaC Ger
many Avljl agroo tq refrain! fram at
tempting to blockade, American ports
with a submarine fleet bu,t wll'l Jn,lst
on the right to operate' generally along
regular, steamship lines In attack apod
"on'emy pommerco," is the belief tox
prossod hero today In administration
nm) diplomatic circles.
It lis believed this position will bo
nssumed -when tho Unltod States ro
Uoratos to Gormany tho protest slml
lari mado regarding Anglo-French
operations off tho turgor harbors, on
thd'-Atlantlo coast. It lu th'ouehL thftt
Oormany alroady has carefully consld.
ored tho effect submarino operations
on Amorlcnn public sontimont and that
the trip of tho U-53 was made with
the purpose of bringing the matter to
Tho .fact that tho Unltod States, as
loading noutrnl. has rofuspd to accept
tho, contention of the allies that sub
marlnpB should bo donlodi tho rights of
American, porta Is expected to aid In
nmlpablo solution of tho submarlno
question, esppclally If tho government
makes the frlondly request that Ger
many keop her craft away from Ameri
can wators. ,
Leavi Aftpr 3 Wqeks', Visit
Mr. and Mrs. F; M. Rockott have left
1 for their home, at McConnolavillo, Oho,
afterTa throe-.Tveeks' Visit herd ptthe
homo of their daughter, Mrn. A- Ml
dletonk Mr. and Mrs. Beckett will
make a lqlBvirolyj trjn.-.eolnis 1y"W9y of
FRUIT INSPECTOR TELLS
HOW TO PREVENT BLIGHT
Spray Now With 6-0-50 Bordeaux Mix
ture, He Advisee; Don't Walt
Until Rains Begin
"To prevent California peach blight,
oprny now with a C-C-CO Bordeaux
mixture,'' Is tho advice of C. 1'. Stew
art, county fruit Inspector to fruit
men In tho county. "If trees aro
ngt badly Infected, thd II mo sulpher
solution used at tlio rato of ono gal
Ion to eight or ten gallons of water
will keep tho dlsoano under control,"
Pencil blight Infections will start!
directly after tlio rail rains begin,
and ono should not wait until tho
leaves aro off tho trees to spray, ns
It then will bo to lato for tho best ro
aults. Cover all parts of tho troo
"Young applo trcos, not In bearing,
should bo sprayod at this tlmo to pro
vent nnthracnoso, with tho C-C-50 Bor
deaux mixture or tho llmo-sulphor sol
ution at rato of ono gallon to eight
gallons of water.
"All bearing applo trees should bo
sprayod with ono of tho abovo solu
tions' Just as soon as tho fruit' Is 6ft
of tho trocs, as no fungus diseases
can bo stopped with Bpray after tho
Infections haVo onco started.-
"Tho llmo-Bulpber solution, used
at rato of ono part to eight of water
Is apt to Injuro the fruit buds on
young Do Anjou pear trees."
WILL INSPECT, TOMORROW
Southern Pacific Officials Will Look
, . 1 Over Springfield Property
Tho officials of tba Southern Pacific
company who ar6""on a tour of Inspec
tion .of jthelr equipment In, Oregon will
loavo Eugono at 4:30 a. ml Friday and
go to Oakridgo. They will return from
there, inspect tho track on tho Wend
ling branch and arrive at tho local
dopot by 0:30.
"Everything Is In good shapo," Bald
Andrew Ruddlman, yard superintend
ent, when Interviewed this afternoon.
Today Is Columbus Day.
On October twolth 424 years ago,
Ciratopho,r Columbus, discovered
America, and this date has bgon de
signated as tho anniversary of that
event In colobra.oa. prpgrams are
bolng given In some of the grades of
the' local 'school's'.' The stores and
.banks will' not observe.' the" date,, but
the post oklce closed, at nogn'for tbo
remainder of tho day.
Ready F.or .Rly .SAturday Eyenlng
At a pal mooting of the Woodrow.
Wijspn ,Leagy)'l&ofd jasV'JilpKt, .co'ni
mltlos were appointod to"lqp,lt after
decorating' ' tho. hall and attending
to 'other' matteVs pifeparatbfy'' IS'tho
Democratic rally to "bo' held hero 'Sat
urday , evening, Octoh.er 14. Forty
threo membors wero out to last
night's me.otlng. ' '
Local Rebekahs to go to Harrliburg
A number of local members. of tho
Rohpkah odgo plan' to attend the dis
trict, convention at-, Jlarrlsburg, on
Wednesday evening, October 18.
Among thoso who expect to make tho
trip are: Mesdames L. E. Durrln,
Anna Glondonplrig, Al Montgomery, t).
Crouch, Rd, Collins, J. P, Fry, Vina Mc
Loan, O. M. Dorlty. N, GrllUn, H, E.
Walker, W. F. Walker, Mattlo Hlnson,
and Mary C. Magill.-
Walter Dlmm ,JoIns 8. H. 8. Faculty
On Tuesday afternoon irom 3:,15
until 4:15 Walter Dlmm, editor of the
Springfield News, wll' moot' with the
members of tho high school Press
Club, organized Tuesday. The organ
ization, which has 12 members, will
moot once a week at tho high' school,
and plans to tako up a course of work
which will tako tho place of English
composition, but which will not bo a
regular course In Journalism. Miss
Eflle Rhodes is the instructor.
Blind Student, Carries, Message
Leslie blade's, a blind boy, honor
student aVjthYv 'University, of !6r'eon,
orator ,;and aramatfo Writer Is carry
Irjg'Uho nl&ssage of the Young Mens'
Christian Association to tho men em
Ployed in tlialumbcr camps at Wend
ling. His flrsttaljt, tlier waB glvon
laqt Friday. ,'' ,
CAMP GROUND IS SUCCESS
Vlilton Qlve It Second Place In State;
Money It Collected for It
Twenty three dollars was secured
by .1. B. Kdwards Tuesday, when he
circulated a aubscripllon among tho
business houses of tho city for tho up
keep of tho Auto Camp Grounds, In
addition to this tho city ovo f 17.50 to
tho fund which mado tho total received
J40.K0, which Is 3.10 more than tho ex
panses for tho summer.
Mr. Kdwards slates (hat tho Camp
Ground Committee thinks this summer
a very successful season. Besides
thoso earn from points In the state,
(hero wero 04 out-of-tho-stato nuton
which stopped at tho grounds for ono
or two nights.
An encouraging fact with respect to
tho local camp ground, Is that It is
placed second only to Ashland In tho
mnttor of accomodations for travelers
and In plcasnnt grounds.
Tho project will bo continued next
year. ' ' .
BOOK COMMITTEE MEETS
New List of Volumes Will Be Ordered
For Library Soon
At a meeting of tho library, book
commltteo hold in tho reading room
at 7:30 Tuesday ovonlng, plans wore
mado for ordering a now list of books
to arrlvo bcroro tho first or tho year.
Thoso will probably consist mainly
of history and fiction works, according
to Mrs. Hanna Hill, librarian, but the
exact list has not yot been decided on,
nor has tho amount of money which
will be available been determined. '
Tho members of .the committee pres
ent Tuesday evening were: Mrs. N. W.
Emery, Mrs. L.. K. Page. Mrs H. E
Walker. Mrs. Vina McLean, Mfss Mary
Roberts, Mrs, Lee Clark, Mrs, Dan
Gore, and Mrs, Hannah Hill.
T48S Students Now:,Registered
' " I.ij .Sprlneitf; Firs 1 -
There Is now an enrollment of 488
students In tho Springfield public
schools. This Is an lncreaso of nine
over the number enrolled at ibis time
last year. Five of this year's- students
have entered since last Friday.
This fact is ono of thoso embodied.
In tho first roport to 'the county super
intendent just issued by Superintend-'
ent R. L. Kirk.. Tho report covers
pnly. 10 days instead of the usual 20,
since school has been in session ho re
nnlv two weeks. Amonr othor infor
mation, given in the.jrejp.ort.'is ihe tol--
Tho room having the highest per
centage Is tho'soverith grado.
H.89hool't.u,l9n tor first 10 days
JISBO, This amount represents
what Springfield has received from thV
county high school fund.
Tho remainder of. the, report follqwa:
Days taught, 10; Days atendanco,
4646; Days ,abs5nco, 78; Cases tardl
pess, 2; Number neither absent nor
tardy, 410; Average no. pupil belong
ing, 472; Avorn.go , dally , attendance,
4C4; Visits by parents, 4; Visits by
Brush Fires Near Wendllng
Several fires from burning slashings
have gotten away from tho farmers In
tho vicinity of Wendllng and the
Booth-Kelly Lumber company had to
call out 100 men Monday to protect
tho company's timber holdings. The
fires aro under control at this tlmo
and no serious damage has boon dono
to the forests.
Put Up Fire Chart for Pupils
A fire chart, tho first ono ovor put
up, has been tacked up n tho lowor
hall at tho Lincoln Bclioo. The quick'
est possible way for tho children from
each room to reach the downstairs
hall and thq outdoois Is shown by lines
and arrows. Tho plan of marchlnr;
was designated by Superintendent
Kirk and J, F, Godard's manual train
lng students did tho drawing.
Renovating the Peoples' Market
AJ1 the woodwork and fixtures of the
Peoples' Market, recontly purchased
by Charlos"Hardt, are bolng opainplOd
In whfte, a'nft'.tfie, outldd of ue budd
ing, is receiving a couple pfi .coats pt
white paint Ed. Perkins Is doing the
work, "A little later Mrl Hardt plans
16' s'ecur'o somo new 'fixtures 'and ma
chinery, for the shop,. Ho plans to
open 'for bustneYs about Wednesday,
October "18.. ,
III IHK SYSTEM
OF MEXICO'S MINES
American Committee Submits
Readjustment Plan to Car
ranza Confereos .
LEVIES BASED ON PROFITS
Resuming of .Operations Considered
.'Important for Employment
' Idle Natives
, I- gr
1 ' I '
At!antl$FClty, N. J. Oct., 0. Tho
comfmltte:o,peadedtby William Loch,
Jr., representing American mining in
terests la Mexico, met the Mexican
Commissioners and urged on them the
necessity for modifying the Carranza
taxation decrees if mining was to be
resumed on a large scale.
Tbo committee outlined a system of
taxation, which it regarded as the
heaviest that could be imposed on Mex
ican mines without forcing the aban
dopment of properties. This system
provided tho lighter taxes for low
grado properties and the heavier taxes
for richer 'wines. The present orders
of Carraoxa .tax one type of mine just
as heavily a another.
The; 'Mexican Commissioners; have1
protested thiit thls-dfacrlmlnatlonVas
difficult , without a .costly , system of
checking bjuthe.GovernmeBi and that
some of the Carra'nsa decrees had
been mlscoHstructed and., were fees
hafsh "then, iiiey appeared,
One oT-ti American'1 Commissioners
...... - ! I . . " ' 'i "
saw mat u Mexican conferees, after.
lerts on jaxation.jresolved to con
tlnue to work for a system of 'taxation
srirtaule Lti' Hk'e 'McVoiV. .
The-statement' 'Issued' by- the Jph
commission locfajr was' ;a follows,:
Thje American Commissioners held
.Dispose Co-operate ')dse Uie exSmfeaUeSs" at the hands
-xneBiaiemeni 'jsraea oy- tne joint
mllaalnn Iamm nmA'J
second conference with the represen
tatives of the American mining' IhfeV '
ests this afternoon. ' it Is si so'urco of
gratification to find tho companies dis
posed to co-operate In bringing about
improved conditions in Mexico par
ticularly in promoting the- resumption
of normal Industrial activity. They
have oxpressod their 'willingness to
co-operate with the Mexican Govern
ment in providing improved conditions
of transportation and In resuming bp-
'orations of life .and property can be
provided and a workable system of
taxep and mining regulations can bo
"The . representatives of the mining
Industries have been In conference
with ?Ir Cabera. the Secretary 'of Fi
nance And Mr. Taul, Director General
of -National Railways, discussing fully
and., frankly, these matters of mutual.
Interest, Many questions of detail aro
under discussion, as, for example, the
restoration of the roadbods of the rail
ways, provisions for tho adequate rol
ling stock and equipment, &c. If satis
factory agreements can be reached
with reference tb thesb matters, espc
lally the resumption of mining activi
ties Improved conditions In Mexico can
be confidently expected.
"Such resumption would be distinct
ly beneficial In furnishing employment
to the great mass of unemployed Mex
lcau labor, and would also be a source
of lmrnodlate revenue to the Mexican
Government. The necessary prere
quisite to such a plan would bo the
return to Mexico of American mining
ope'ratoro who have withdrawn dur
ing tho recent disturbances. The Gov
ernment of tho United States cannot
encourage such return until satisfac
tory assurances are given with refer
ence to tho safety of life and property
in the district In which operations are
to be resumed,"
To Liberate 5000 Pheasants
Five thousand Chinese phesants will
bo liboratod In the Willamette valley
next week and Lane county will re
ceive a good slmro of thorn accord
ing to B, C. 111.118, deputy state game
warden for this county. Several hun
dred of the birds will be liberated in
this county saya tho deputy. They
will come from the state game farm,
Mrs. R. G, Van Valzah Receives $1,000
Marl Male, clerk of the local as
sombly . of The Unltod AttsanB at!)
nounccB that he has Just rocelvod a
11,000 fraternal endowmOnt fbr'Mrs."!!;
o,van;yh. ;f; "VJ
DR1. W. C, REBHAN GETS BIT
Suffers Painful "wound In Left Hand
But Worse Fate Befalls Dog
Slnco Tuesday evening, Dr. W. C.
Rebhan has been displaying a band
aged left hand. It happened this way.
As the Doctor was coming along at a
pretty good clip after a professional
call at Marcola, a dog ono of the
breed which habitually chases auto
mobiles jumped up in front of the
car from the side of tho road.
It was dark and as Dr. Rebhan had
not seen the animal before It jumped,
ho ran over it When ho went back to
see the extent of the dog's injuries, tho
latter fastened his teeth In the doctor's
left hand, and refused to loosen his
hold, until induced to do so by a pair
of pliers. Thd wound, which is In the
fleshy part of tho hand between the
base of the. thumb and tho index finger,
was cauterized and dressed immedi
ately, and while it is painful, there
seems to be no danger, the doctor said.
"I believe tho dog died,'' he added.
. Painting O. P. Stacks
Two steeplejacks, It F. Warren and
Harry Green, who bail from some
where, are painting the smoke-stacks
on .the building of the Oregon Power
company's plant. The highest stack
on the local plant is about 140 feet
high. These men have painted the
stacks for the Oregon Power company
at Dallas, Independence and Albany
before coming here.
Another Potato Comes Up
GeorgeB. Kintzley, .who .Uvea at the .
cornerof Nlntb and O streets raised
a fcbfato in hfs garden today that had
a bracelet around oie of Its arms. This
ten-Inch Bufbank ia the process of
grqwlng sent one am. through a
fist on' tho other side. It
in the window at the News, office.
.Boys May Now Enlist In Springfield
S ta, tea. Array'' ag was. placed ever e
J lv . -
Wnf.e, w, ,the lagfiej pest -flee
'this orn In g. aqd recru,its at
.of Postmaster Harry'Mi Stewart;
Art Windows are, Delayed
A telegram was received Tuesday j council was masked to readvertise for
stating5 'thai' 'the large art glass win-, the. sale, of beads, which -request was
dows fo'r the new Methodist church granted.' '"' '
would not be completed for at least . The subject f the collection of de
three weeks. The. delay seems to be Unguent assessments was again dla
caused by. the act that the gbiss com-, cussed ' and "th'e city attbraey, S. P.
pany is under no contract with the
Don't Forget Candy Day.
On next Saturday, October 14th,
confectioners, everywhere! will -try
out a new event In the nature of "Nai
tlonal Candy Day." Appropriate dis
plays' and adverUsinfv-ampalgns are
being waged everytffiere" ' In order
that, the event as a' business opener
of autumn activity' may be made a
Appointed Juvlnlle Officer
J. W. PerklHs has deceived the ap
pointment of Juvlnlle .officer for Lane
county, as well as' that of truant officer.
Mr.' Perkins states thai he wishes the
cooperation 01 tne people and will try
to handle the office with the utmost
discretion and care.
Rev. W. N. Ferris, minister.
Bible School at 10: A. M.
worship at 11:00 A. M. Theme of ser-
mon by pastor, "Our Obligation and
Opportunity." Do not miss this mes
sago, for upon these two things hinge
the success of our church.
Senior and Junior societies at 6:30
P. M. Pastor will speak at 7:30.
Theme. "Why Will Yo Die!" Special
music. All aro cordially invited.
Strangers always welcome.
Gets the Buck He Went, After
E, E. Lee returned yesterday after
noon from a four days' hunting trip
up the McKenzIe, near Cook's Inn.
Mr. Lee bagged a deer the day before
he returned home which wlghed 100
Go Hunting for Pheasants
A. Mlddleton, RUoy Snodgrass and
Elmer Ppe of Portland loft Tuesday to
hunt pheasants for a fow days around
Halsey. They1 plan to returri the Ust
of the week " 1
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Cuptain, Scott ot Portland, a Salva
tion army man;VlU speak: In tho W, O.
Wl imll Sunday for the, 'teethbMls
phurcn.1 ' v ' "' ' " )
Mr- Ryberg ot th0,Cp8t Range Lum
ber company al Mabel is in tho' Springs
field 'htfspltUl with 'rf Jty'd ',ca'i)e flt'-t
$200 TO BE
TO CITY ANNUALLY
BY M SCHEME
City Fathers Change Salarie
And Duties of Recorder
GOES INTO EFFECT, NOV' 20"
Monday Night Session la BusyOne;
Many Other Matters Discussed T'
and Decided .
An arrangement whereby the city of '
Springfield -will be saved $200 annually
was perfected at the monthly session
of the council, held, in the city ball
last Monday evening.
The manner in whach the saving la
to be affected is as follows: The coun
cil has decided to make a change la
the duties of the recorder and treas
urer, allowing the treasurer to be ia
charge of .moneys on band, only, and
giving over to the recorder such cler
ical work- as the' collection of
meats which has 'hereWore been dose
'brrUae treasurer. The salary of the
treasarer is sew reduced to $100 a
,yer, while the recorder jm te Receive
$65 per month. These change , ge
iato'elfect jmniediateiy after ihe Bfw.
oncers ta'ke their place whkh wtfi
be'oa KovembW 29 ' ' ' ' '-":
1 grew quite a( lgo a e'Moaaay evealag meet
It ,1s on display connclf aproved' tie VSrit-Jaet
. cbBipleled'bV the contractor oa 8eatk
Secosd-jstreet beyona D, ad' Rk'aPr
If v-y-v y 1 . , 1
I Aanlhav toaTritv whlh flama Mia tai
co,?.?'ul,ai'a f.V?Tw,l5 l
j theproceediHgs ot tne saleof 'bonds
for the impWveffltot'efrG 'street,-from
Eighth to the Brattaln estate The
Ness, was instructed to proceed with
the collection . of assessments, and
where the principal or interest has not
been paid, the same to be collected up
to'jfslK ' , u'' ' " :'
The' monthly reports of the recorder
and treasurer were read' and approved,
and the nsaal bill's wiraallawea.'
Alleged Swindler of Camp Creek hlan
. Arrives After Extraaition Fight;
Case "k Come up Voon'
At least, A, ll. Bdssen who has al
leged, that. F, G Jiathlsoa.. swladlftd
him out of a Carop eek farm worth
$10,000, will haye a chance, to Lapnear
against Math'lson, for the .'fatter has
finally been brought tor Eugene, after
fighting extradition from ' California
for a week. T&e grand jury convenes
I today and the case" will be acted upon
.-while Jn session.
Mathlson was first arrested six
weeks ago, but was released , when
Governor Wlthycombe declined to is
sue requisition papers, with a warrant,
were sent to the thief of' police of
Oakland, where Matbjson resided.
Deputy Sheriff Elkins, reached Sacra
mento a wek ago Monday;, and slnco
that time has been fighting his case
before the governbr of California, arid
in the courts at Oakland, ' where
habeas corpus proceedings, "were
brought. Some evidence was brought
from Texas, ,to bo used.at tho hearings
Mathlson has enatjed p. I?. Foster
of 'Eugene da his1 attorney, and ar
rangements have so far failed for
ball so that he would not bo compelled
to spend any time In the county Jail,
Beside? Mr. Bossen, Mathlson is
charged with de(raudjng oth'or .Oregon
farmers out of prpperjty valued' atup;
wards of $40,000!' lie Is also ciiarged
Wl'th having given deeds to lah'ds la
Texas which he did fc6t''ownr support
ing his deeds with forged abstract ot
WJ-irkB-,- aMOdacte ' Srl(ild.
b: RichaVdsoa ef ur to Tim-
HowanlVJrt'ol''4e l. 01a'rk"fc