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TUB SPRING FIBLD
MONDAY,, OCTOnER lfl, lOi'g
Tin Sprliefiiid Niws
J. C. DIMM, WALTER R. DIMM
Editors and Publjshers 1
Published Every Monday and
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CAMP CHEEK Ruby Crabtree
MARCOLA Audrey Lowls
THURSTON, Mrs. Waltor Edmlston
WALTER VI LLE, Mallna Momb
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Gladys Leo
DONNA Charles Heck
COBURG Elsie Anderson
CEDAR FLAT Mrs. Anne Morse
Member of the Willamette Valley
MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1916
Springfield belongs to the 17
most heavily taxed towns-in the
state of Oregon with a munic
ipal tax of 17 mills. Florence,
Lane county takes first honors
for heavy taxation with 27 mills
to bear local expense. The 17
most heavily taxed towns in the
state are: Florence 27 mills.Vale
25, Madras 25, Jacksonville 22,
Medford 21, Redmond 20, In
dependence 19, Marshfield 20,
Sumpter, 20, LaGrande 18.5, As
toria, 18.5, Lebanon, 18.5, Ash
land 1S.2 Nyssa 18, Freewater
17, Condon 17, and Springfield
"Municipal taxes in Oregon
have made a rapid rise in the
last three years. The 36 princi
pal towns and cities of the state
had an average tax rate of 10.77
mills In 1914, 11.7 in 1915, and
jumped to 14.15 mills in 1916.
This average is consistent with
the individual cities as only two
of the 36 municipalities had a
decrease in the tax rate in the
last year. They are Bend and
Albany. During this three year
period the taxes at Vale jumped
from 15 to 25 mills and at Med
ford from 12 to 21 mills.
These figures show very con
clusively that there is no lack of
a public development spirit
PENDLETON IS IDEAL .
LOCATION FOR NORMAL
CITY'S RAILROAD, HEALTH, EDU
CATIONAL AND OTHER FACILI.
TIES ADAPT IT FOR SCHOOL
TO DEiATE, FOR 5. Hi S.
Local High School' Plans 'to Take
Part In Triangle and State
Eight and possibly ten students will
tako part In tho SprinRllold high
Pendleton, Ore. Pendleton's claims achool dobato tryouts. which are to
for tho establishment of a State Nor. , como otc 80motlmo boforo Thank
mat School are based upon the unusual ' ,, according to Miss Esther Camp
advantages offered for such an Instl- ? ' ., , , . , ,
tution. It is idca;iy located with re-j bj ' J n ftnd Eni,8h toachor' w,,
spect to railroad facilities and In tho " tho cmcU r tn ton"- Sup
center of the country which it will ' erlntondont R. L. Kirk will assist In
servo. Its health conditions are ox-, training for delivery.
CDMINISTRATlON; 1$ DEFENDED
Y MANWHO 'it ON THE INSIDE
(Continued from pago one)
cellcnL It has a bountiful supply of
clear, cold, pure mountain wator.
Springflold is a member of tho Ore
gon Stato High School dobato leaguo,
It offers a library of 12.000 volumes. no ,,,, ,.,, ,,,,, ,. i .-
to which are aided 3000 annually, ,,,.. r.
housed in a beautiful new building! trlanKl' ?hcl ,aC,1tlaB Qrovu' E,u
erected at a cost of $40,000. The larg- Kcno nnd Springfield. Tho trlanglo
est aUilettc stadium In the Northwest. work begins somotlmo boforo tho holU
capable of accommodating 20,000 peo days.
pie; a natatorium, modern and equip- j "it looks like a pretty good team,
pod for the use of men and women, but wo are not hoping for such great
built at a cost of $11,000; ample audi- m ttU aa for not a noy
torlum room for lyceum courses and . ... ... . , ,
lectures and a school system that Is w are, wrk,ns, w lh raw material.''
without equal in a city of Its .lie. Its sa,d M,aa Campbell,
facilities and the students necessary ! Those who havo slgnlllcd their In
for practice teaching have been guar-, tontlon of dobattng for Springflold, or
anteed by the city board. ' who are considering tho matter are:
Harry Nixon, president of tho froBh
British Ministry attaches much wolght man class; Chris. Qosson, freshman;
to our complaints or Is disposed to Lillian Mulligan, senior; Ella Dosson,
abandon tho practices which it has Junior; Erdtno Carruthers, freshman;
authorized. j Luolla Courtwright, freshman: Ella
Financial London, always consider Signor, sophmora; Harold Wynd,
ably more enlightened than any Brit- sophmore; Royal Doano, sophmora;
lsh Government, shows an intelligent and Frank Hardy, sophmora.
appreciation of the situation when It .
expresses fears that the blacklisting, FOREST NOTES
of American business houses may lead omnii nnnnnrmnf u mnA
to "extra-legal reprisals." Tho black- bT DlBtrlct Forester Geome H. Cecil.
use wua lis uniinmea possiouiues oi Ulat th(J 8UCCCSsful bldder for 330,
who put good hoiibo before politics wo
Aniorlcnns would not havo had much
of tho legislation passed by tho last
Then ho told of tho transformation
of tho Scnnto from n plnco for tho vest
ed Interests of tho nntlon to buy leg
islation to a body of mon that wore
el'icted by tho pooplo to sorvo tho
peoplo. "Tho United States sonata is
n representative body of tho pooplo,"
inststod Mr. Chamberlain, "becnuso
sonntors are now elected by tho direut
vbio of tho pooplo."
"Every act of this administration
lm boon aimed to protect tho weak
against tho strong; to protect tho child
against tho factory ownor; tho poor
man against tho tuillonniro. Tho ad
ministration passed an eight hour law
which affected trainmen nnd did not
nffoct other classes of labor, bocnuso
tho tratnmon nro employed In Inter
state commorco and that is tho only
kind of trado tho United States go-
! eminent has. power to regulate This
was not class legislation. Tho states
havo tho powor to regulate tho hours
of labor of men engaged In buslnoss
other than interstate
"It has been recognised tho world
over, and wo aro tho last to rccognlzo
It, that ovory man has a right to dovoto
eight hours to his family, eight hours
to work and eight hours to rest. This
eight hour day bill is far from porfoct
but It served to avoid ono of tho most
dlsnstorous strikes that over threat
ened the American pooplo."
Then Mr. Chamborlnln shifted to
tho tariff and his comments wore
.6 s . . '
mm i cav
hi in i a a a . .
private blackmail, has causod more In- nnnonn rot l, m f timw nn .h' 1. . wbihwhw w
i h(; ,. h P.0.0,00" te.Lb'mJ.ot Umbor n hr something like this. "Do you know
j west KorK nooa invar, witnin monre. ' ....
nhiispn nf tha MncVniln tnr thn runsnn , ",u,u ul" nuiuu wurun in HIO Al-
aDuses or ino oiocKaae, ror mo reason on N t nn , r.nrp. .... 1nhn w ... . ..., .... . .. .
that its unfriendliness is recognized FaTm of Hood niVer l" '"''"I" ""lU"1"" "? ,0" n"
LP, P" M, "es on th0 Uppor We8t Fork of Uou what these long words mean.
- moo ci iiiver. in -r l . imnpnn s nnn u. n-, ... i . .
Tn tM thn whnl mnlrnvKnT. fmm . . . " " . . iuuru " ouuu ,lum8 "rill law.
east, ana t i H.uance east, anti in
tho American poinfof view, grows outcludea about 7020 acrC8 ,Tho Umbor,
of British commercial creed rather, wbJch ,8 mealum Blre but rlpe for
man any legitimate military poncy. j cuttIngf ,a chlony DoUgia8 flr, tho do.
Our trade with tho European neutrals toUad estimate beinc 237.000.000 ' feet
has been seriously Interrupted on of doukLis flr. 58.000.000 feet of wos-
many frivolous pretexts, the only ex- tern hemlock is.500,000 feet of amabl-
cuso oeing a oiocKaao never lawiuuy j8 flr goo.OOO feet of western red
declared; our mails havo been law.;cedor( 5,000,000 feet of noble flr, and
lessly rifled, delayed and destroyed, 3.500.OOO feet of western white nine.
while there is reason to beUevo that'a total of 33o;oo0,000. This Is the lar-
iniormauon gainea rrom tnem naaKe6t amount of timber in 6na Hodr
plced on the market in this Dfstrlct
by the. Forest Service for some 'time.
been given to British manufacturers
anil merchants, and now we havo a
blacklist of American business houses u waa cruised, mapped and advertised
woicu inreaiena mem wim rum nu.i for 8ae durlng tho past two months.
offers them but one avenue or escape Tho prlce8 b!d tot tho timber Ire tha
the transfer of their enterprises to minimum prices named In the advor-
British Interests. tisement, viz.. $1.20 per M for Douglas
Tho note now at hand expresses as- j flr, we8tern red ceaar and nobfo flr,
tonisnment that becretary iansiug in $2.50 per M for western white pine,
nis recent communication on me sud- and j50 pel M for all othor 8pCCjca.
Ject of the malls should have insinu-1
ated that business secrets contained One ton of coniferous wood waste
in our pilfered mall-bags had been glv- will produce from 15 to 2Z gallons of
en to British competitors and made 95 per cent pure alcohol.
- . 1 .1 i nAAHM rrt 1 . . . . i w .
i usu ih iu our uisiuvuuuit;c. rcruuia 1110 uuiu wuuuiuia ui. uio unueu
among the urban people of the
State. In many Of these towns th)g surprise is only simulated. If so, ' States contain about 10 per cent of the
Where taxes iave been SOaring.it will be well for the State Depart-, total standing timbor in tho country.
like the high cost of living the
people are complaining about
the excessive taxes. But invest
igation shows that this increase
ment in its next utterance on the sub- j Los Angeles was the first citypn tho
ject to make the whole American west coast to establish a vacation
case so plain that there will be no camp on tho National Forests,
room for interference and amazement. I The stand of timbor on tho two great
Unless a change takes place in the , National Forests In Alaska is cstlmat-
in taxation was voted by the attitude of Great Britain toward the ed by the Forest Service as over 70
taxpayers themselves. If the G j United States, there will be extra- j billion board feet, while the annual
per cent increase had annlied to ' ,esal rePrlsa,s no doubt. When a do-! growth will, it is .said, produce pulp-
iiiucruuy is guaueu lino aucu cuuruun i w uiuuo cuuugu tur iuu uianmac-
Its Irritation soon finds expression In I turo of 3,000 tons of wood pulp a day.
municipalities the average in
corporated town would map out
a farsighted plan of develop
ment instead of trying to mod
ernize the whole place within
two or three years at a large ex
pense to the property owners.
The municipal assessments,
rates and levys for the munici
palities of Lane county this year
are as follows:
Coburg $ 197,898, 10, 1,978.98
879,247, 16, 14,067.95
Creswell 156,408, 11, 1,720.49
Florence 211,362, 27, 5,706.77
Glenada 110,783, 10, 1,107.83
446,641, 10, 4,466.41
Springfield 963,077, 17, 16,372.31
Something seems to be wrong
with the system of keeping con
victs at the state prison at
Salem. Thirty have escaped
during the present administra
tion and only nine of these have
been returned to the Institution.
From the reports we read it
seems that anyone with suffic
ient inginuity can gain his free
dom if he wants it bad enough.
Great Britain's curt and unsatisfac
tory reply to the protests to the
United States agalnBt mail seizures
qbows that the misunderstandings
between tho two Governments are bo
Spmlng serious. In the matter of the
blockade, as In that of the mails, there
o frrldenes as yet t&at Mia
public action also. New York "World. ' Over 98 por cent of the trees plant
ed by tho Forest Service this spring
FREE ADVERTISING at "eoo, 'UiiamooK county, Oregon, on
Tho amount of publicity matter, free ' tho Siuslaw National Forest, nre still
advertialne. designated aa news mat- living. This has been the most SUC-
ter that is being sent out to tho coun- j cessful planting operation in tho For.
try papers throughout the state would
necessitate the running of a dally
paper, equal In size to any of the Port
land papers. One of the things that
they use as a lever to lift their free
ests of the Northwest
As I, by appointment of tho Lane
i County Court have the distinction of
nope, wnicn is reaumg auverusmg, is . bej-g the jUVenIlo ofllcer of said Couu
that they are going to Issue some paid ty, and having been in coonoration
stuff in the near future and they prom-; wlth that work from the Sheriffs of
ise the country paper a contract if flce for the last four years, havo
ho will All his paper with their so-call- through the advice of tho district at-
ed "news, matter" for six months, torneys office from time to time, and
When the advertising contract arrives the council of said court, been enable
it Is usually ror about 50 cents worth to handle my part of that work, with
of space subject to 25 per cent agents out friction, with candor and dlscres-
commission and 10 per cent for cash, slons. As I have.now had my duties en
These high salaried press agents seem laged to that o'ftho ei.i!ro county,and
to have the opinion that the country knowing from past o.q.orieuces tho
paper can run on hot air and that their complications to be mot with In thU
"free news dope" is all that Is neces- field of work, we solicit tho cooDcra-
sary for tho subscribers of such a
paper to read. Brownsville Times.
HIGH PRICE8 PAID FOR PAPE
8T0CK HITS 8MALL PAPER8
(Continued from Page One)
scribers who did not pay in advanco
havo been dropped from the list. And
by practicing these economies the
amount of paper used has been do
creased to a large extent.
There Is nothing to cause the pub
lisher to think that immediate relief
Is in sight The editors are fighting
their battles as best they can and will
win because the country press Is the
greatest educational asset that the na
tion possesses to-day. Upon the coun
try press depends largely the Indus
trial, commercial, financial and social
Hon of every citizen in Lano county
to help us, that vith tho distinction of
farmors and equity, evory case of ev
ery kind (Dependents, Delinquent- or
truants may be disposed of without
explanation or anger, settling every
one as far as it will be possiblo
to, out of court. And with as llttlo
expense to the county as can bo.
It is tbo wish of the court, and of
this office to guard tho highest stand
ing for every home within our borders,
that our administration may bo pro
gressive and not dryvadativo. So
that it will bo said of us at its close,
It has been one of the most human,
in tho Pacific Northwest, we feel that
such a reputation iu worth seeking
and maintaining. Good citizens ral
ly to tho stand aua . i over and
Springfield, r t 10 n.
But this has also been taken out of
pllltlcs and put In tho hands of a com
mission of experts who will mako
Intelligent recommendations to con
gfe's boforo any more tariff legislation
"Somo peoplo talk about, and ovon
want war with Mexico. On tho six
teenth of last March congress author
lied tho enlistment of 20,000 additional
mpn to servo In tho army. Tho re
cruiting office has worked over so hard
and even now In tho whole country
only 11,000 men havo enlisted. This
does not look as if the American peo
plo wanted to fight"
Music for tho rally was furnished by
tho local band which played on the
street boforo tho meeting and render
ed sovoral selections boforo nnd after
Senator Chamberlain's nddross. Tho
promoters of tho meeting added a little
excitement to tho affair by shooting off
several Roman candles before tho
For Sale, Rent, Wanted, Etc.
WANT WORK: Must have work at
once. Call on 10th nnd C streets, or
tolophono 22. Mrs. Grccnbcrgor.
COCKERALS FOR SALE: Whlto Leg
horn pure bred O. A. C. strain, six
months old, $1.00 each. Call at 710
FOR SALE Practically now Oliver
Typewriter numbor 5. Machine is
equipped with tabulator nnd back
spacer. It is in good running order.
Call at tho News offlqe and havo It
FOR SALE Socond hand Ukololo and
Instruction book, good as new, will
sell cheap. Inquire at News office.
FOn RENT Furnished cottago.
quire 287 Ctu streot
FOR SALE OR TRADE Small fruit
ranch within sight of Creswell. Will
consider trade on Springflold resl
denco property. Address, C 31,
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seem so heavy.
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