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SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1916
VOL. X V,NO. 77
ELEGT REPUBL CANS
W. C Hawloy Says Pooplo of
United States Should Do
mnnd Protective Tariff
OPERA HOUSE IS CROWDED
Hghes-Falrbanks Club Parade The
Street! of Springfield Before Sat
urday Night Rally
CoiiRrcHHtnan W. C. Ilnwloy of tho
first Oregon district apoko nt tho local
Opera housu which was crowded with
Hughca onthUBlasta on tho Kopubllcan
napocts of tho tariff, tho war It) Eu
ropo nnd trouble hi Mexico. Mr. Haw
ley attacked tho Democratic stand on
tho tariff by douionstratlnic that a froo
trudo policy fa disasters to the dedication aormon. Carl 0. Donoy,
American pooplo. president of Willamette University
Mr. Hnwloy began his romnrka by 1 and Dr. Honry Talbot, Donn of Kim
coimnondlnK tho pooplo of Springfield ball College will also bo presont to
on tho Bplondld growth of tholr town, tako part In tho oonrlcoa.
Ho compared tils first visit hero with 1
tho presont prosperous appoaranco of rAMn IXll t CDCMrt
Tho tariff was tho main Issuo of tho
talk. Tho spoakor openod up tho sub
' Ject by saying: "Wo Republicans un
der tho last Republican administration
passed n tariff commission act Thoj
purposo of this commission was to
InvoBtlgato tho production of goods
nbroad and those produced in Amorica,
to ostlmnte cost of labor and to ascer
tain manufacturers' costs. Tho com
mission tnado many vnlunblo reports.
Uh.n ,1m nnmniimta Mmit Intn nAWAP
they killed tho commission. Soon they I
" dlscovered-that a commission was nee- I
onsary to Intelligent legislation and ro-,
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Tho mlnuto you atrlko a policy of
collecting revenuo, said Mr. Hawlcy, . , ......
-you begin to affect tho American poo- to purchase unlforma (and instru
pie. A tariff commission could mako monia for tho members. The pro
recommendations to congress but con- coo 8 woro '
gross had to make tho policy. "Wo wl try K "Id
"If wo put American manufactured 1 President D. S. Deals. " Thero was
goods nnd Amorlcnn farm products on ft Kotl dottl do,nB that night, nnd a po
tho froo list," said Mr. Hawloy, "tho m,cal meeting was being hold In tho
Inborors In this country would havo to othor hall. Tho original Idea was to
lower his standard of living and tho K,vo 80mo attraction overy month, and
rnrmor would havo to forgo many of . 1110 bnnd organization earnestly sollc
tho products of tho factory ho now on-! ,tB 'our support on thoso occasions."
Joys." Tho Undorwood tariff bill "Thoro nro several othor players
throw 3,000,000 men out of omploy- whom wo could got, If wo hnd Instru
ment during tho first year of Its opor- monts for them. In order to get these
ntlon. Froo trndo has closed our lum-lp"'1 nlso to pet n stnrtor for uniforms
bor mills bocnuso Canadian free lum- without begging tho business men, was
bor hns invaded the Oregon mnrkot tho reason for giving this concert."
and compelled us to lot foreign labor-1 Evory mombor of tho band has put
ore tako tho cream of wages while tlmo, money and effort into the build
Oregon labor has kept tho dregs.' j tng up of a municipal organization.
"One man has not kept tho Amort-, On soveral occasions, of which Dollar
can pooplo out of war with Europe. Day was ono, they have played free.
We could not got Into this war unless , Tho concert and dnnco given Friday
wo wedged our way In. WJion It is j night was tho first occasion for which
over if wo hold to a freo trndo policy, admission has boon charged,
mllllnos of dollars worth of foreign Thoso who hoard tho Friday night
manufactured goods will bo dumped concort say it waB vory good; tho best
on our mnrkots and will compol Amor- one- which has boen given. Members
lean labor to walk tho streets or ac-.
copt a lower standard of living." harmony.
"Tho tariff offocts all Amorlcan cItt-! Mombors of tho band are: cornet,
sons. If It does not effect all It Is class Atkins, Jlmmte Evans, Maurlco Hyde;
legislation. A froo trndo tariff policy , clnrlnet, Normnn Dyrne, D. S. Bonis
has spoiled disaster to tho American nnd Clinton Conloy; slldo, Claudo Slg
pooplo. Tho Republican tariff policy nor, Joy Walkor; bass, W. B. Wheeler,
lias turned the whoolB of Amorlcnn John Parker; baritono, H. E. Walkor;
factories and put monoy Into pooplo'a nltos, D. W. Iloof nnd Gordon Byrno;
pockets. j bass drummer, Arch Ilorrick; snnro,
"Tho Democratic party mndo nmny . Howard Cotton,
promises In 1012 and It hns kopt fow. I
Tho Domocrats Jinvo. carried out at,
1oast25 dead." Mr. Hawloy lllustrat
cd this point by stntlng tho Democrat-,
1o polloy on tho slnglo torm and tho
Panama tolls quostion.
Mr, Hawloy dovoted some time to
tho discussion of tho Moxlcnn policy , non-fiction, nnd tho now fiction now la
of tho present administration and crlt-1 all poor." Such wns tho statomont
Iclsod tho policy very ndvorsoly. Ho mndo by Mrs. H. Hill, tho city llbrar
nlso spoko on tho noods of this district I Inn. Mrs. Hill also stated that su:h
nnd nBkod tho pooplo for tholr support,
at tho polls In November,
Before tho rally tho Hughos-Fnir-lmnks
club, tho city band and many
prominent local politicians pnradod
tho stroots In nutos. Mr, Hawloy had .
n quartot of Blngors from tho Eugene
high school with him who sang on tho
streets nnd during tho mooting.
Oregon Is Good Enough For Him
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Cofor havo re
turned to their homo in Springfield
nftdr a six-wook's n-orland tour thru
Washington. Mr. Coror reports vory
rough roadB n WacMngtrn nnd con
cludoBS "Oroi;on b food enough for
NEW METHODIST CHURCH
Bishop Matthew Hughci May Deliver
Dedlcntlon Sermon; May be Held
In 3 of 4 Weeks
"Hnd It hot boon for tho delays cans
od by tho failure of tho brick, wlndown,
nnd ecnts to arrivo on tlmo tho churcli
would hnvo boon dedicated about tho
first of Scptorabor," stated Reverend
An yot, fow plana Imvo boon tnado
for tho dedication of tho new Motho
dlat church, according to Rcvorcnd J.
T. Mooro, pantor. Tho church la prac
tically completed excepting tho WIN
son rolling partitions, tho art wlndown
and tho powB. At proaont thoro nro
but two men regularly employed nnd
those nro tho carpenters who nro fin
ishing tho Insldo work.
Word has been received from tho art
window company' of Portland stating
that tho windows will not bo ready for
about thrco weeks. It Is expected
thot tho pows will bo ahlpped from
Michigan tho mlddlo of this week, nnd
tlioy should arrlvo within tliroo or
If possible, Bishop Matthow 8,
, Hughes will be secured to deliver tho
IN NEW UNIFORMS
From Concert Friday Night
la $1.20; May Purchase New In
struments and Uniforms
Four members of tho Springfield
JBa can oach ha 0 now a,r w0
Penders ahd. .another can have
cinun worm oi goto, nraiu. t or as
,'evoryono knows, tho proceeds of tho
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all played woll, and tho result was real
READERS CALL FOR FICTION
8hakespeare and Lecture Series Not
Popular With Library Patrons
"Of courso thoy do pass over all
bookB as Shakespearos', tho lattor of
which tho Springfield public library
hns a comploto colloclton, and Stod
hard's lecture sorloB, a set of lecturos
on Asia und Eurnpo, making n not of
fifteen books, costing $47.00, wore sol
dom nskod for by tho public;, while
fiction and magazines nro In constant
Books noodod. by tho library, and
needed badly, aro Amorlcan Histories
and, books on biographies - of famous
Amorlcnn people, Tho library has a
comploto sot of oncylopedias and Stod
dard'B lectures hut thoy do not glvo
much about American peoplo, nnd
tli ono nrn tiiot tliA linnlrn nnnrifli. Iiv tlin
EWEHY PERSON 111
OREGON PAYS 0
All Tax Spenders In This State
SCHOOLS MOST EXPENSIVE
Cities and Towns Spend More Than
County Divisions By $272,
484.74 In 1916
Salem, Oct. 21. Tho tax gathering
power In the state of Oregon Is taking
approximately $30 from every man.
womnn nnd clilll this year to moot tho
oxpensos of tho govomment. Tako an-
other look nt tho figures. Tho avcargo
family consists of flvo persons, hence
tho family contribution to tho expen
ses of government, state, county, city
and schools, Is $1G0. The amount Is
greater thun tho earning power of the
averago man, over necessary expenses
for food, shelter and raiment.
In the order In which different
branches of government take monoy
from the taxpayer tho list looks like
this: Schools, cities and towns,
counties, highways, tho state, mis
cellaneous, porta, firo patrol. The
total for these items, for tho year
1016, is $22,090,920.94. By dividing
that hugo sum by the number of per
sons in the state the averago amount
collected may bo found. How much
of this monoy is wasted, how much of
it goes in graft and needless expendi
tures, will novor be known.
Based on Assessment Rolls for 1915
In lovying for the expenditures for
the year 19.16, the assessment rolls
prepared5 during the year rll6 are
used. On thlB roll the total number
of acres of tillable laud in the state
is fixed at 10,257,972. In order to raise
tho monoy needed each acre must
contribute a trifle more than $2.00.
Understand, tho figures are not for
cultivated land, but "tillable" land,
whatever that may bo in tho mind of
the Oregon assessor.
Another fact of interest: A sum
equal tho assessed value of all im
provements on deeded or patented
land would bo sufficient to pay all tho
taxes lovled, and leave about a dollar
for each citizen of tho stato.
Dally Study in Figures
The total expenditures for educa'
tlon during tho year 1916 Is more than
$7,000,000, or to bo exact: Levied for
public schools, $6,8G0,5S1.53; for tho
Oregon Agricultural college, $373,793.
01; for tho University of Oregon, $2S0,
348.51; for the Monmouth normal, $37,
379,80 Local Government Expensea Heavy
Tho total expense for city and
county government during the year
1916 was figured at $8,111,296.16, and
Just what deficiencies will result is
not known. This huge sum is dl
vldod as follows: For the support of
cltioa and towns, $4,191,890.45; for tho
support of counties, $3,919,405.71.
State Takes $1 of $10 Collected
In tho face of the discussion, which
at times becomes moro or less bitter,
relatiVo to tho stato legislature, it is
interesting to learn that tho state dis
burses less than one dollar in ten col
lected from tho taxpayers. As a mat
tor of fact the state government is
a light burden, tho total cost being
about $3 for overy man, woman and
child In tho stato. And, tho stato
maintains tho penitentiary, tho asy
lums nnd college and hospitals, the
agricultural collogo and tho university,
tho stato printing department, all tho
various commissions and departments.
HOLD HELPFUL SERVICES
8trong Sermon, Good Report, Cuban
Lecture, Muslo at Baptist Church
At tho sorvices at tho Baptist church
yesterday morning, Dr. Keoney-Ferrla
gave nn interesting report of tho state
convention which she has Just attend
ed. Uevorond AV. N. Ferris preached
a strong sermon on the thomo,"! Will."
In tho evening Miss Emma Barclay
gavo an unusualy excellent address on
Cuba, Tho speaker showed that .the
gospel Cubans, unlike their American
brOthors, nro hungering and thirsting
for the gospel. They are begging for
missionaries, and' there aro nono to
The church orchestra, played at tho
beginning and closo of the evening bop
vices. The sorvico was woll attended.
ES ARE STILL
RISING; ALL LINES
Hwiry Clews, Banker, Writes
JWigher Figures May Be Ex-'
pected If War Continues
MOVEMENT IS WORLD WIDE
suction Is Decreasing, While Con
sumption and Waste are' Con
Commodity prices are still rising;
the; general level being fully 2530
pertcont higher than beforo the war,
writes Henry Clews, New York banker.
Cotton, copper, steel, oil, rubber, sugar.
wheat, meats and all food products are
advancing, stimulating general unrest
by adding to the already high cost of
living. Since the war wheat and flour
have nearly doubled, meats have risen
20 to 30 per cent and over. Tho Brit
ish government after taking over con
trol of soveral commodities, is now
regulating wheat supplies and prices.
Textiles show a substantial rise since
the war. Cotton goods are 25 to 100
per cent higher, linens have doubled,
woolens are 50 to 70 per cent above
1914, and carpets bare riesn 60 to 100
Thus far these advances have been
more conspicious in the wholesale
markets than among retailers. Even
tuaMy, however, they will reach the
latter class and tho general consumer,
who will also have to pay for the in
creased costs of distribution arising
trojk the scarcity and high wages of
. Tkjs upward movement is world
wld&t and.' not TjyAy?Hi6ftnB canftaeL
to tho United States, The causes are Christian church went to Donna yes
numerous and Bomewhat complex, and ( terday evening where they joined with
yet nearly all of them find their pri-; the Donna society In a union meeting,
mary origin in the war. First, and "True manliness and womanliness"
most serious, is the shifting of mil-j
Hons upon millions of men from pro-
ductlvo occupations to thoso of de-'
structlon. Hence tho scarcity of labor'
and the incalculable wastage of life.!
and commodities. Nothing can pre-;
vent even higher prices while the ter- bibical characters illustrating the
riblo scourge of war continues. j evening's theme, and several good
Production is decreasing, while con- talks from young people of both soci
sumptlon and waste are constantly , etles, holped make the occasipn a help
increasing. Governments may en- ful and worth-while one.
deavor to restrain speculation with all i In the first of the debates, "Resolv
posslblo energy; they may seek to pre-Jed that Nehemiah was a more exalted
vent tho unscroupulous from taking ( character than Esther,'' Delbcrt Buck
unduo advantage; theynnay secure num. Norman Byrne, Elsie Weddle and
better distribution and somewhnt raltl-, Marjorio Knott took part; while in the
gatethe hardships of abnormal condi-; other question, "Resolved that Morde
tlons; but no government is powerful ( cal did more to freo the Jews than did
enough to throttle tho inevitable law Esther," Fenner Travis and Beulah
of supply and demand which, owing to ,
scarcity, now operates lrrlstibly in the
direction of higher prices. High prices :
aro the natural correction of such con-
dltions and the only sure way of stlra-
ulntlng production. Economy, efflcien-
cy and stoppage of waste are equally die, Beulah Bucknum, Ruby Senseney,
necessary to offset the high cost of , Vera Senseney, Ellen, Sadie and Jean
living. Even in the commercial world , Lambert, Lena Tllton, Dale ' Lorah,
the ill effects of the war aro painfully Erva Barbre, Gladys Lcploy, Stella Mc
illustrated, and many lessons can be Olll, Helen Roberts, Metta Sneed, E.
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billty of oconomlo law and the penal-
t.les wVh the whole world must;
suffer for the struggle now devnsting
the continent in Europe.
HOUSE FURNISHERS HAPPY
Springfield Firm Sells $441.90 Worth
of Goods in Two Days
E. G. Metcalf is happy those dayB.
So is O. D. Metcalf and so is Curtis
Hayden. In two days tho latter part
of last week Thursday and Friday to
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be exact Hayden and Metcalf, house
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furnishers sold goods to the amount
Wo find It oaslor to sell goods this
Fall than over beforo In five years,
in spfto of tho fact that prices are '
higher,"' Bald O, D, Jlotcalf.
Among thoso who purchased bills of ,
furniture arosCllt Lybargor, W- C, Pot
I John, Chas, Hartd W. T. Minnlck of
near Notl on tho Siuslnw, and C. T.
WJlson of Marcolo. Mr, Minnlck's
alone-totaled $167.10, TThe furniture
bought included leather davenports
and chairs, rugs, dressing tables, car
pet nVeepeTB and othor household
The firm is receiving lots of now
goods right along how. A largo ship
ment of rug's, including Axmlnlsters,
Brussels, grass and fibre, was receiv
ed from San Francisco, Friday.
JELLY AND BUTTON HOLES
EMPLOYING GIRLS' TIME
Domestic Science Students Advancing
Under Supervision of Miss
Under tho supervision of Miss Ann
McCormlck, a recent graduate from
tho O. A. C, the domestic science girls'
havo made jelly nnd canned fruit.
Preparations aro being made for new
conveniences for their work, such as
flour .and sugar bins.
In sewing, the upper classes are
making their cooking aprons and the
seventh grade is busy with tho but
Moro co-operation of tho parents
would be a help in Miss McCormlck's
work, she Bays.
EUGENE MAN WILL TEACH
Many Springfield - Students
rolled In Music Class
Much interest in music has been
aroused among the students of Spring
field since the beginning of school.
C. E. Glass, a music teacher of Eugene
is organizing quite a large class in
piano, here, and giving the lessons
at the home of Mayor E. E. Morrison
each Saturday afternoon. Those study
ing with Mr. Glass aro: Thclma
Crouch, Madge Warner, Donna War
ner, Verneta Morrison, Beatrice Hoi
brook, Dorothy Holbrook, Sidney War
ner, Dorris Sikes and Ruth Scott .
Christian Endeavors From Here
Make the Trip; Occasion la
Helpful One , '.
Twenty-six members of the Spring,
was the topic for tho evening.
The Springfield members had charge
of the RP.rvf for hn firt Kft minutes. '
after which the meeting was thrown
open for general discussion. During
this latter period, two debates about
Buchnum upheld the respective sides.
At the beginning of the meetln. 1
Mrs. Roberts sang a solo and at tho
L41.IU1UUI UL'liUiU li.U ICDUDbLHC BlUCOt
end, Miss Ruby Senseney sang,
Those making the trip from Spring-
fledl were: Marjorie Knott, Elsie Wed
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Delbert Bucknum. Fenner Travis. Nor-
man Byrne. Allen Rothwel Ivan
Kinney. Tom Nixon. Ray Vincent and
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Mrs. Sneed s&id that other trips
.V u V ".British commander telegr iphed,; aaa
the weather continues good.
FIREMEN ARE CALLED OUT
Fire Amounts to Little, However;
Burns Hole In Restaurant Roof
Some excitement was caused In
Springfield Thursday nfternoon about
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4:45, when tho firo department was
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- , . however, for tho damnce
dono a,nounted to a ho,e burnod ln tho
oof the restaurant. The
Inlacn was not burned throuch the
It Is thought tho firo started from a
spark or some trouble in the flue. Tho
firemen quickly put out tho fiaraeB.
The building is owned by Jennie Smlt
son. Will Organize a Sewing Club
The lady members of the United
Artisans' are requested fo moot at the
home of Mrs. R. II. Reed on East
main street, Tuesday, October 24, at
two o'clock, for tho pui'to. o at or
ganizing h sowing cub pleao
ALLIES ARE STILL
British-French Armies Break
Down German Defenses ,
In New Aggression
HUNDREDS ARE PRISONERS
Teutonic Forces Do Net Seem te b
Able to Withstand Powerful At- (
tacks on French Battlefields
London, Oct. 22. British troops re-
sumed the offensive on the Sorama yes
terday after a several days' lall with,
a heavy blow on a front of nearly
The attack was delivered on the sec
tor between the Schwabea reboudt,
Berth of Thlepval, and the village of
LeSars, on the Albert-Bapaume high
way, General Halg reported tonight
that the British line was advanced
from 300 to 400 yards.
The Stuff and Itegina trenches,
strongly fortified German positions
and German posts northeast of Schwa
ben redoubt, were captured. Several
hundred prisoners were taken.
French Strike About Same Hour ' '
At about the same hoar the French
struck north of the Sorame. By a swift
advance, General Foch's troops mas
tered a part of Chaulnee, the French
war office reported last sight, taking
250 prisoners. ijiilij
The British and French blows for
lowed by a few hoars perhaps the meet
determined counter-attack launched by
the Germans on the Semme front since
the allied offensive begaa oh July 1.
BoUl north and 80,101 of 016 Somme,
.Jh VTetei JMfaiJed tip jUlied Jlaea
wiiu uxe greatest mry, a riving lorware.
in dense masses.
Germans are Repulsed
On the British front, the most sav-
"9 BllacK was ajrecie against me
fchwaben redoubt, by a German force
m considerable strength yesterday.
The Teutons were repulsed with heavy
les at all but two points, where they
""WBa "encaes. oniy to oe
ejected later. Tne British took aa
prisoners five officers and 83 men.
On the French front, tho most pow
erful counter-attack was delivered
against the village of Sailly-Sailllsel,
captured by the French In Wednes
day's .fighting. The Teutons came for
ward in grey waves, only to be rolled
back under curtlan and machine gun
fire, according to tie French war
Teutons Obtain Foothold
South of the Somme the Germans
attacked recently lost positions be-
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aT an Ha,Motttwst
1 a"a aIongr ,ne ,
rfwut nuwc KJ WOO CO LfVUlttlljT
fierce fighting. By the aid of liquid
fire, they obtained a footing In the
northern part of Blaise wood, but else
where were renulsed with heavy loss.
While this violent land fighting was
going on, British and French aviators
engaged the German flyers in a score
of air fights above the Somme front.
General Haig reported that an allied
dron bombarded an lmportant
Mc-Iway Junctlon .aml aramunrtlon depot,
dnralHng four C(Jachea
German machines were destroyed and
!Inany dr,ven d(mn ,n aJr thQ
two British aeroplanes ar'j mlsebgl
CITIZENS PUT I'P TICKET
Nominations are Mac"c toFill Vacan-
cles In Clt )ffke
At a citizens' rieetlnlield at tho
opera house Friday caning to nomi
nate candidates lo CH Vucancles in the
city omces ror tue.cp:ning year, w. u.
Bressler and f W, VVpber were nomi
nated for co' ncllraen, H. E. Walker,
for recorder undjWalter R. Dlmm for
treasurer. Tbf-nominations have all
been accepted. ,
It was mofedand carried that the
ticket he ki'own' as tho Citizen'
ticket. i .
J. W. Coffin was made cahlrman and
J. C. Dimm.'secretary of the meeting.
JeiinMorelock Critically III
John Morolock, son of Mr,, and Mrs.
J, 0.Morelock of this city was taHea
to tho Springfield hospital lato Fit
fddyafternpon with a ruptured appen
jli,An operation was performed Im
mediately, but very little hope is held,
'out "'for his recovery. At noon today,
bo was ln a vory ctttlcal condition, .