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SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, .NOV. 30, .1916.
VOL. XV. NO.
ALL IN READINESS
NEW M.E. CHURCH
Splendid $35,000 Struoturo To
Bo Formally Opened Sunday
, Wltli Fitting Sorvlcoa
BISHOP HUGHES TO PREACH
Building Made Possible Chiefly Thr
ugh Qeneroilty of Mil Margaret
1 T Morris, In Memory, of Uncle
Tho dedication services for tlio wont
beautiful itructuro In tho city, tho
jjomou A. Kbbort Memorial MothodlHt
Episcopal church will ha held on tho
coming Sunday, tho program for tho
four Borvlcun wilt bo as follows:
At 9:30 tho Runday School, regular
classes being hold. N. ' W. Emory,
Dedication service at 10:30.
Anthom, "Olvo Thanks Unto Ood."
Heading from Discipline, Dlshop
Matthow S. Hughos.
Hymn number 001.'
Prayer by tho Rovprcnd James
Anthom, "Pralso Walteth for Thee"
First losson, Second Chronicles the
'Sixth chapter 1-2, 18-21, 40-42; Sev
enth chapter 1-4 by Dr. Carl 0. Doney,
fPresldont of Wlllainetto University.
1 Gloria Patrln.
r Second lesson,, Hebrews, tho Touth
-chnptor 10-25 by Reverend Houry J.
'Talbot, Dean of Kimball College of
It Hymn, number 666.
Sermon by Dlshop Matthew S.
Hughes, D. D L. L. D. of Portland.
Is Psalm 122.
Presentation of building by the
Declaration and dedication by tho
A fellowship sorvlca) will bo held at
three o'clock, with short addresses
by local and visiting men. The moot
lug will be In charge of J. S. McDan-
lels of Portland.
A union young people's meeting will
he hold at 0:15. led by Rnndall Scott,
jiresldcnt of the local Epworth League.
Vocal solo, Mrs. J, T. Moore.
Address by Dr. Henry J.. Talbot..
. Administration of 'Epworth League
At'.f:30 ovenlng services:
t ' Hymn.
' .Prayer by Dlshop Hughes.
Scripture lesson by Dr. Moore.
Offorotory. - - ' . ,
' Solo by Mrs. Ambroso Mlddloton.
Sormon by tho Reverend Carl O,
Dcnodlctlon by Dlshop Hughes.
. Tho music ifor tho ovenlng sorvlco
will bo In charge of tho choir of tho
First Methodist Episcopal church of
Tho Reverend James Moore, DIs
trlct Superintendent of tho Eugene dis
trict will bo In charge of tho ontiro
aorvlcos for tho day;
' Tho ground broaking services for
tho now church wero held on March
13 of this year. A short address was
given by tho. Rovcrcnd .R. 8, Bishop,
of Croswoll. Tho exorcises for laying
the corner stone wero held on July
22 by tho Reverend J. T, Abbott, dis
trict superintendent of Eugono.
The building of this splendid odl
flco was made posslblo through tho
donation of f 10,000 by Miss Margaret
'Morris in memory of hor unclo, he,
late James A. Ebbort, Tho building
cost approximately $35,000. Another
liberal donation was made by John
Mason of $2,600, About $4,000 wasroa'
lied from tlio sale of tho old church
property at tho cornor of Second and
B streets, This proport? whs pur
chased rIlBRiMargarot Morris, a'he."
remaining funds woro rulaod by mew
bflra And friends of tho church1;
40 SACKS CLOVER SEED
NET S. P. NESS $969.90
Crop Is' Profitable and What Country
Needs to Build up Soil, Says
Springfield Teed Co., Buyer
C. E .Lyon, manager of tho Spring
Hold Food Company, on Tuesday, pur
chased from 8, P, Ness In Eugene
his lot of 40 sacks of clovor seed.
This crop was grown cast of Spring
Hold and brought Mr. Ness $900.00.
This Is tho fourth lot rccolved that
has notted tho grower over $000.00.
Clovor seed Is u profitable crop and
asldo from Dotting the farmer a neat'
llttlo sum It Is Just what the country
nooda to build up the soil. Mr. Lyon
informs us that tho Keed Company,
Is going to put In a regular clover seed
cleaning equipment In Its warehouso
and will endeavor to supply tho lo
cal fanners with tho cleanest socd for
sowing, and at tho same llmo furnish
them with a shipping market for all
the seed thoy can ralso.
At present tuoro Is a carload of seed
in tho company's warehouse awoltla
I shipment that Is worth around $5,000.
'This is the first year that clover seed
has been raised In this section for
marketing purposos in any amount,
and it Is a pronounced success. The,
seod grown hero fs a good color und
lino quality, Tho one obstaclo to
ovorcomo Is tho buckhorn or plantln
that grows so freely on land that Is
Clovor seed varies in size and It Is
almost imposslblo to remove all the
buckhorn socd from korao lots without
special machines that are very ex
pensive. Tho clovor cleaner now In
uso docs creditably but as soon as
tho amount of business will Justify
the expenditure, the Keed Company
will Install two machines In series
which will mora than doublo tho cap
aclty as well as turn out a better ar
ticle Band Petitions For
Suppor t From City
Wants Levy of One Half of One
Mill From General Fund;
Would Amount to $290
. A petition for tlio sotting asldo of
a levy of ono half of one mill tax on
tho assessed valuation of tho town of
Sprlngdold for tho maintenance of tho
Springfield Municipal Dand was pro
sontod to tho Mayor and common coun.
ell of tho city last night. It tho tax
is granted, it will moan that tho band
will rocolvo about $200,
A band tax was voted by tho citi
zens some yoars. ago, but the supremo
court hold this was void, slnco which
tlmo a petition must bo presented
each year, .and tho money, if tho pe
tition la grantedi apportioned out of
the 10 mill general fund of the city.
MAYOR GETS INVITATION
Asked to Attend .Pacific Livestock
Show; Cltlzena Invited Too
Through O. M Plummcr, general
manager, Mayer E..E. .Morrison hasroc-
elved a cordial Invitation for himself
and as largo a delegation of citizens as
are able to go, to attend the sixth
annual Pacific International Livestock
Exposition to be hold In Portland from
December 4. to 9.
"Wo would particularly like to have
you hero for Thursday, December 7'',
says tho letter, "at which tlmo wo give
tho stockmen's banquot". The Pacific
International annual show is purely
educational, and there is no admission
chargo to thoso who attend.
A railroad rate of a fare and a third,
on the certificate plan, will apply from
all stations In tho Northwest.
BASKETBALL ON SATURDAY
Double. Header Meet of 4 Local Teams
Being Arranged For Eve,
A double-header basketball program
is slated for Saturday night, when tho
local Uooth-Kolly and Methodist sec
ond teams moot, and tho first teams
of tho Christians and Daptlsts will
clash, Tl(o first two teams will meet
flrBt, beginning at eight o'clock.
Frank Campbell, a Btudent at the State
University, will . roforco tho games,
which will bo played In the old' Opom
Iioubu. Admission is 10 cents,
Tho lue-up for tho Christians will
probably bo: Hill, Wllloaka, Duuknum,
Cairns Couloy, and Moslor. Tho Bap
tist team will lnoludoyDell Hlnsoar
Mttrvlji and Homer Chase, and Nor
ton Pengnv Tho othorplayor or tho
pthor.'WyerH have not yot boon do
BIG LOG CONTRACT
SIGNED BY LOCAL
Fischor-Boutin Mill to Get Ap
proximately 4 Million Feet
Coast Range Timber
ELMER RUSSELL TO SHIP IT
Mill Will Not Close At Any Time Dur
ing Winter; Will Run Heavier
After First of Year
A contract for somewhere around
four million feet of logs has boca
signed by tho Fischer-Doutln Lumber
company of Springfield with Elmer
Rusnell of Walton. The exact amount
of timber includod in tlio contract is
not known, since the agreement refors
to all tho trees on a certain piece of
land at Jolcr, threo miles southwest
of Walton In tho coast range mount
ains. It Is estimated that Mr. Russell
will bo somo four or five months In
shipping the logs. The land on which
tho timber stands belongs to C. H.
Woodward of Portland.
Delivery of tho first carloads will
bo mado about December 5, and from
then on will bo made at the rate of
approximately Ave carloads or from
30,000 to 40,000 feet per day. During
this time, Mr. Russell's headquarters
for the logging operations will bo at
Tho Fischer-Boutin mill has no in
tention of shutting down at any tlmo
during the winter, according to M.
J. Drury. Probably tho mill will bo
running a little heavier than at pres
ent after tho first of the year, Mr.
Drury said. The logs on this new
contract will bo coming in good by
that tlmo., and at. that time Glen An
derson will begin shipping, from tho
Natron lino, while the company's
own camps at Dally on tho Wendllng
branch will havo commenced opera
tions. Tho Fischer-Doutln' company,
will supply tho bunkers for the flat
cars for tho Russell contract.
Tho Dooth-Kelly Lumber company
fs also Rotting logs from tho Coast
range for Its mill at Springfield, Hy-i
land Drothers having tho contract for I
cutting n quantity of timber near the
U. S. TREASURY BULGES
WITH GOLD AND SILVER
Great Increase In Holding of Pre
cious Metal Due to Our Heavy
Washington, Nov. 25. The great
Inflow of gold Into the country dur
ing the past fiscal year increased 'the
troasury holdings of the precious
metal to $1,803,493,933 on June, 30
last, an Increase of $420,633,943 over
tho previous year, according to tha
United States treasurer's annual re
port mado public today. Gold im
ports woro $494,009,301 and exports
Mouoy in circulation in the United
States at the closo of the fiscal year
aggregated $4,024,097,762, an in
crease of '$464,878,188 over the pre
vious year. There was a remarkable
growth In the gold coin and certifi
cates In circulation, the increase ho
The government's ordinary re
ceipts, totaling $779,664,652, wero an
increase of $87,180,107 over those i
19)5; ordinary disbursements, $724,
492,999, wero $5,610,693 less than the
preceding year, and the surplus on
ordinary transactions $66,171,654.
GOLD TEETH NOT ALLOWED
All Evidences of Prosperity At Hard
Time Social, To Be Fined
Kven gold teeth are tabooed at thi
Poverty social to be given by the
Robokas Saturday night in the Odd
Fellows hnll and those found weariug
tho same will probably be lined ac
cording to tho latest Information, But
the fines will nil be within tho llmita
of from one to soven cents, tho sis
ters and brothers added,
Admission for tho HardTlme party
is 10 cents, which price Includes eats
and entertainment. Tho wo'ney tak
on In on this occasion will aid In the
furnishing" of aroom In the Odd Fel
lows homo in Portland, which will uq
irntnpd for the local lodge, Juanlta
8 PLAN BUCHTEL
LaW Should Be Passed Provid
ing for Label on Each
INSPECTIONS 'ARE MADE
Head of Department of Weights and
V Measure Will Ask .Leglsla.
ture to Fix Size
fialem. Orn.. Nov. 27. flnntonrflnir
that the public Is entitled to purchase high school building, was prevailed up
bread by weight, Fred O. Buchtcl, on to attend the meeting, so that the
head of the weights and measures the motions made by Mr. Kirk, tha
department, recommends in his bl ! ther citizen not on the school board,
ennlal report that the coming lcglo-
lature Dass an act reoulrlne the net
weight to be labeled on each loaf
He also recommends that the net
to the marking of the net contents of!?oar ,s an ann.ua eTent' at wh,ch ic,t'
packages in terms of weights or meas
ures, be put under the supervision
of tho state sealer," and that tho
present law be so amended as to give
the state sealer authority to dlvldn
tho state Into six Instead of four dis
tricts and give justice courts Juris
diction In enforcing Its provisions.
Taking into consideration tho fact
that bread is a necessity, and that
h nnhi.c in vi.niiv .n.Prl ,'
manufacture and sale. and. furthcrj8eB to their respecUve rooms There
that all the Ingredient entering In-
to the composition thereof are cou.
traded for In specific amounts and at
are advised through the market
tatlons of changes in these prices,
the state office of weights and meas-
una -believes that In turn the pup,
lie is entitled to be able to purchase
in specific amounts, and lias decided.
after Investigation, to' recommend to
the legislature a net weight bread
law," says the report in part
It Is recommended that the law al
low a tolerance - of one-half ounco
both above and below the labeled
weight, and that It require the wlegh
lng of between 10 and 25 loaves to
establish an average shortage. Mr.
Buchtcl declares that the measure
recommended has been indorsed by tendants of the brido and groom. Mis
the director of the national bureau of Theda Perkins, sister of the latter,
standards, the New York bureau of , and W. Henry Adrian. Mr. and Mrs.
weights and measures and that ths , Perkins will begin housekeeping at
secretary of the National Bakers' as- once in a newly constructed bungalow
soclatlon has pronounced it fair both on Mr. Perkins farm south of town,
to tho consumer and baker. Besides ' Mra. Perkins has been employed as
enabling purchasers to buy the best 1 a saleslady at the Cox & Cox depart
advantage, he believes that the meas- j ment' store for the past two years,
ure recommended, would promote keen resigning this position on last Bat
competition among bakeries. (urday morning. Both she and Mr. Per-
Bread, investigation made in tho fcfoa are ytTJ wen known in Spring
state ahowed that the 6-cent loaves I .their many friends here
varied In weight from 10 to . 15
ounces, and that the 10-cent loaves
ranged from 21 to 26 ounces.
During the blennlum, 21,221 scales
were inspected, 16,556 of which were
found accurate and 6665 of which
were found Inaccurate. The weights
inspectod totaled 19,597 and of this
and 941 were condemned. Linear
measurements aggregating 1803 were j
inspected, and 1708 were found accur-
. .,, nr . , , mu I
ate, while 95 were Inaccurate. Tho
liquid measures totaled 3352, and
3110 of them were found accurate and
the remainder condemned. Out of o
total of 1644 pumps Inspected, 1235
wero accurato, and 313 were Inaccur
ate, Eighty-four thousand one hundred
and fifty-four milk bottles, and 100-
borry boxes were Inspected, Upon
specific requests 14,060 cords of wood
were measured. In addition lnspoc-.
tlons were made of such commodl- f
ties us flour, bread, milk, sugar, cof-
fee,- cianberries, haras, turkeys, Ice,
coal and hay. The sealers during
the blennlum also made Inspections .
nf all of tho state Institutions.
To Finish Ballasting Soon
The work of ballasting the Coos
Bay end of the Wlllamotte-Paclflo
railway will be finished in two or three
woeks, say trainmen at work on the.
gravel trains now running between
tho Natron, pit nnd the coast, The
holpor crow and one of the train
crowa haB already been laid off' In an,
tlclpatlon of an early completion of.
tho work. Thla leaves oniy ono tratn
in operation between the pit aaS the
fret, txi. ' no train crew In ,o pit.
CROWD OF FIVE LEVIES
NINE MILL SCHOOL TAX
Annual Meeting of Board and Citizens
Entices Few; Last Year's Levy
Was Nine and Half Mills
At a special meeting held In tho
high school building Monday evening
for the purposo of voting a school
'tax for the ensuing year, a levy of
I nine mills was made, by the school
'clerk, two other members of the
board aiid tho two taxpayers who at
tended tho open meeting. Last year's
levy was nine and one half mills.
M, J. Drury, a member of the school
board, laughingly complains that he
had a speech especially prepared for
tbo occasion, banking on tho prob
ability of several citizens attending
tho meeting. Dut when the time came
only A, P, McKinzey, D. A. Wasb
burne, and It. L. Kirk were present,
and .all of them knew him and none
of thcra would listen to him. Later,
J, I. liarDrc, wno Is Janitor at Ul3
couW b seconded. Finally, J. F. God.
ord the manual training teacher,
came to look in ana tne crowd was
The meeting for the purpose of vot-
i i .. u nl 1 .... r . i Ann..inn
izens are inviiea mrougn aaveruse-
ment to meet with the school board.
Rooms Assigned In New Church
About 20 teachers and officers of
the Methodist Sunday School met at
the church, at the corner of Sixth and
C streets, last Monday evening. They
discussed methods for the advance
ment of the church and Sunday
school and to assign the different das-
wm oe aooui '" w"'
pother meeting held in two weeks
t0 8elect ofncere for the Sunday 8cho1-
.Wed Last Night
Mrs. Nettie McGilvary and Geo.
W. Perkins Quietly Married
At Eugeno :-
Mrs. Nettle McGilvary and George
W. Perkins were married in Eugene,
last evening. The marriage was a
very quiet one, no relatives nor friends
; being present, excepting the two at-
wish them much happiness.
THANKSGIVING BOX IS SENT
Rebekaa.and Odd Fellow Send
nuat Gift to Portland Home
The annual Thanksgiving box from
the local I. O. O. P. and Rebekah
the ,owa hom a
frUanfd 8en f ay' 8 tha
thosf faff who,m " ,s ,nHtende; fw,n
receive it at least ono day before
Eatables, canned goods, candy,
fruits, tobacco and pipes, crochet
thread, materials for aprons and for
waists, and a big autograph quilt, aro
tho contents of the box. It was plan
ned to Include something for every
person In the home.
Although the gift comes from tho
wo local fraternal organizations,
mnny visiting members nnd friends
tt,8 contributed, to whom tho lodge
members want duo credit given, The
Gift was gotten ready and shipped un-
"cr luo urvuu m u wmmnioo
I f M"ton Dally, chairman, Mrs,
"JTi ala Mrft- w. .wawor,
Woodmen Elect Officers
At a meeting of tho local ledge of
Woodmen of the World, held In the
Woodmen hall . Tuesday, evening,! the.
J f ollowingjofllcorfl were elected '.Council
, Commander,, ijF, .lier Lieutenant,
' Artau!r''CJark; Clerk,, Horbert Walker;
Banker, D,.'Beals;' Managers', L .E,
j Thompson aad Newton Griffin j Escort,
Win. Thoinpcon; Sentry, Ber( Soso;
vvaiciuaij. 2' ,?FU5F'
, After too olootfon
STATE TO HAVE
PLENTY OF CASH
Governor and State Treasurer
Have Scheme to Supply Un
limited Funds for State t J
JO DODGE TAX LIMITATION;
Levy Ordered Before Amendment Be
comes Effective More Money Is
Needed Thla Year
Salem, Ore., Nor. 2& The State
Tax commission decided at a meeting;
held this morning to take no acUoa
regarding the state tax levy until aa
opinion is secured from Attorney Gen
eral Brown in regard to the effect of.
the tax limitation amendment, and ubw
tll it is ascertained whether or Bat
the state estimates: and budgets wiU
not come within the 6 per cent lim
itation. Secretary of State Olcott declared
himself in favor of keeping within tha
terms of the tax limitation amendment
in any eveaL Governor Withycosbe
was in favor of making the levy with
out delay, regardless of the tax a
mendment Kay took a similar view.
Commissioners Eaton and Galloway
stood with Olcott
When the county governments fully
realize Just what Governor Withy
combe and State Treasurer Kay nava
done to them in directing the stte taxi
commission to make the 1917 state tar
levy on the basis of the budget esti
mates of the state' institutions, depart
ments and commissions,, and without
.regard to the 6 pet cent tax limita
tion amendment, they will very prob
ably raise a united paean of protest,
from one end of the state to the other.
Wlthycombe and Mr. Kay means that
the state will get all the money tt.
wants all that the departments,
boards and commissions have askedV
for 'while the counties will take what
remainders can be levied under tha
terms of the tax limitation amend
ment, irrespective of whether thoaa
sums will pay the running expenses
of the various county governments
or leave them in a bankrupt condi
tion. Wants Levy Made Now
Monday morning the State board of
control held a meeting primarily for
the purpose of inducting Charles A.
Murphy into office as warden of th
penitentalrr, At Its close.' however
Governor Wlthycombe told the boartjl
he desired Its authority to direct tha
tax commission to proceed forthwith
to make the state levy on the bast
of the budget estimates, and withavt.
regard to the tax limitation amesC
ment Mr. Kay concurred, argulac
that there was a big question as t
whether the legislature and the taar
commission were within the terms of
the amendment; that Jt would be well
to proceed on the theory that they
were not, and let the counties lltigata
the question, it they desired to do so.
Unless this were done, tho governor
and Mr, Kay agreed, the legislatura
would be "up In the air" and would
not know what to do when It came
to appropriations for sate needs.
Rush Action Ordered
Accordingly after the meeting ot
the board, of control, the governor di
rected the tax commission to prepares
the levy at once, before the canvas
of tho vote on the tax limitation a
mendment and the issuance ot tha
governor's proclamation putting It Into
Under the law, the board of con
trol determines the amount of money
necessary to be raised for state pur
poses, and directs the tax commission
to base the stato levy on these figures.
The levy for 1916 totaled J2.550.000.
Under the tax limitation amendment,
the total amount that could be rais
ed for state expenses, by direct taxa
tion for 1917, would be 12,703,000, and
the total amount for 1918 would be 6
per cent more, or $2,805,180, making
a total tor the two years ot $6,508,180.
The revenue derived from iudlreoC
sources, such as corporation license
fees and other similar charges, -a-moantcd
to $381,000 in 1915, and Is
presam'ably much lees In 1916,. so that
the tolal aBBQunt' available under tha
tax limitation plan for 1917-18 would
bo Ices than $0,330,000, eat of. whleb
would' have to -be talwai Yatleua Ml-