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TUB SPRINGFIELD NEWS
TIIUHSDAY, NOV. 30, 1D1G.
The Springfield News
J. C. DIMM, WALTER R. DIMM
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THURSDAY, NOV. 30, 1916.
ANNUAL SCHOOL MEETING j
There has been much discus-
Bion over the high taxes in
Springfield, and there has been
much complaint and many times
the city officials have been sev
erely criticised for not finding
Once each year in November
the citizens are invited to meet
with the school board to fix the
tax levy for the next year. A
this meeting - any citizen can
find out for himself whether or
not the school board which has
been elected by the people to
conduct the business affairs of
the schools, is efficient and is
Berving in the best interests of
the community and is econom
ical in conducting the business.
The annual meeting held at
the high school Monday night
was a demonstration of the abil
ity ot the present school officers
and of the confidence the citi
zens of Springfield have in their
ability to conduct the education
al affairs of the district. At
this meeting in addition to the
members of the school board
present, one lone citizen showed
up to encourage the officers in
their work of gratuitously ser
ving the public and to take part
in fixing the tax levy for the en
suing year. Later another cit
izen appeared, the levy was a
greed upon, the business trans
acted and the meeting was ad
journed. In this country where every
property owner has a legal right
to take part in the discussions
and either give their approval or j
enter thei protest to 'what ii j
being done, we are lead to be-1
lieve that the schools of Spring -:
field are in a most satisfactory
Born in the year that saw Charles
X driven from the throne of France,
seated on his own In the great revo
lutionary '48, Francis Joseph, Emper
or of Austria, King ot Bohemia, Apos
tolic King of Hungary, lived through
a period characterized by tho rise anil
growth of liberalism, of democracy, of
nationalism. Pan-Germanism and Pan
Slavism, both destined to be instru
ments of autocracy, had their birth
lust about the time of his accession.
Italian unitv. German Dower, the fall i
' - '
of Napoleon the Little, the defeat and
resurrection of France, her conquest
ot a great colonial empire, the demo
cratic and imperial growth of Great
Britain, Russia beaten and defrauded
again and again, but essentially in
vincible and tending to liberal insti
tutions; Turkey slowly fading from
the map of Europe history for
eighty years was seen, and in some
part made, by the ruler whoso long
.reign, exceeded In Europe only by that
ot Louis XIV., has ended at last.
Something, much ot the spirit ot
Louis XIV., was in Francis Joseph.
For over 1,300 years the Hapsburgs
havo added field to field. Their art of
acquiring dominion by marriage alli
ances is embalmed in a famous Latin
epigram. In tho welter of races which
is Austria-Hungary tho Emperor
King has been tho one point of un'.on.
Tho dlvino right of tho Hapsburgs,
tho prosperity of his dynasty, wan
the steady principle ot Francis Joseph.
Somebody extolled, a certain Austrian
as a patriot to the Emperor Francis.
"Thoy call him a patriot for Austria,
fiut ho is also a patriot for mo?" was
It might have been the motto ot
Francis Joseph. Any statesman who
dared to oppose htm was sure to bo
disgraced. Chancellors, Premiere.
Austrian and Hungarian, Ministers of
Foreign Affairs, great noblomeu.
great olllclats wore driven Into ob
8curity because they woro deemed no
longer useful to tho sacred family.
They wero like priests whoso sorvlco
has censed to bo pleasurablo to a god.
Was It not glory enough to have serv
ed? "it Is hard for Americans to Under
stand tho ruling Idea of this Haps
burg. He wns a sort of dlvino king
Not merely as to persons, but as to
parties, policies, races, Ira was tho in
different and sublime dloty, who gives
and takes, who Is beyond gratitude or
question. He favored tho Austrian
.Germans until they opposed tho army
Increase and the occupation ot Bos
nia aud Herzegovina in 1S7S. Then he
turned on them, coquetted with the
Slavs; nor did the Germans bask In
Mrs. Clara Chllds.hls stnllo again unttl thoy assented to
the Bosnia-Herzegovina annexation in
190S. Meanwhile ho had forced upon
them universal suffrage, which con
demned them to a perpetual minority
in Parliament. His imperial displeas
ure now restrained tho Czechs, now
visited sharply other Slavs. Now he
threatened to crush tho Magyars of
Hungary by universal suffrage. What
was the Constitution of Hungary?
The prerogatives of the sacred King
must not be touched. Sic volo, sic
Jubeo: that was Francis Joseph's sys- j
tern of government. j
His venerable years, his treasury otiJun?s w,lu lawu resu8. " pennan-
perlence" and worldly wisdom, the ent 'otnl ,l,Jur'' 110 Pncnt par -
experience and worldly
woes as of Thebes or Pelops's lino
that thronged upon him, Queretaro.
Meyerllng. Geneva, Serajevo, have
created a legend, also respect and a
sort of tenderness. Elopements.
appearances, picaresque Archdukes I
and Princesses have appealed to tho I
mmnnHns ti,p .mrinrhun Hansburc I
mmnnttcs. The underhunc Hnosburc
lower Jaw and swollen lower lip. the '
iar to students of portrait galleries.
Not jt that Hapsburg "lunatic fringe"
was Francis Joseph. Rembering the
monstrous evil he did or consented to
in his latter years, the misfortune
that was to be near him, as If ho had
the evil eye, you like to look at tho
youth of sixty-odd years ago, slim,
lithe, graceful, with "a warm blue
eye," a dancer of wonderful agility
even for' a Viennese and an Archduke.
The "warm blue eye" looked coldly
through two generations and a half
on cruel things. The warm blue eye
shed not a tear when Batthyanyi, Pre
mier of Hungary that was, was shot
It was a mercy, and the man hai
tried to kill himself. Hanging was
the Hapsburg remedy for liberalism
and patriotism. Let the Italians tell
how many men, patriotic priests and
the strongs brave enthusiasts of "young
Italy," were Imprisoned flogged, hang
ed in the long ruthlessness of the
white coats In Lomberdy and Venc
tla. Was it C32 in one year that were
hanged for the edification of "tha
warm blue eye"? Only tho other day
the Hapsburg was at his old work,
hanging Italian Irredentists caught on
the Dalmatian shore.
On how many men and women of
many races has this Hapsburg god,
calm and implacable, brought death
and woes unnumbered! That he., is
dead is no plea In mitigation. Lot
him have that "Justice the Founda
tion of Kingdoms" which stares so
Ironically from tho outer' gateway of
the Vienna Burg, that Justice which
ho riever gave his peoples. Bomba
Is dead, but wc do not have to praise
him. This man of many accomplish
ments, popular, or said to be, time
honored, sought always to serve his
dynasty alone. He had his misfor
tunes, likewise his private consola
tions. It may be doubtful If ever he
was an unhappy man. Gods are not
unhappy. They are worshipped and
sacrificed to. In the immeasurable I
... M . , - Al
and still uncompleted sacrifice of tha i
youth, the hope, ot Europe tc i dynastic
Buua, .... w.
burg, Francis Joseph Is the second,
i. x., , u
!IUQ Wt'UIVCI JiailU, UUI lb UI1JJD Tlil
guilt that all the future age ot this
world, which he helped make "a hos
tel of sorrow,' cannot wash away.
So let him pass, a true Hapsburg,
who wrought Infinite evil. His suc
cessor, Charles Francis Joseph, has
the merit of being 29, a gay young
Major, a "Vienna blood.'" Little Is
known of him. Will ho feel tired of
being dragged about by the Kaiser?
Will that constitutional Dualism
which carry into shape in his predo
cessor's reign bo uncomfortable, bo
unformed or repressed? It Charles
Francis Joseph is a true HapsburtC,
his solo aim will be to aggrandlzo tho
Crown. New York Times.
Real Estate Transfers
Jack Littell et ux to L. K. Pago
Lot 6, blk. 4, Kelloy's add. to Spring
L. K. Pago to N, A.McPherson
Lot 6, blk. 7, Kolley's add. to Spring
Gcorgo E. Knight et ux to Hugh
Sandgathe 153.95 acres tp, 17 S,
R 2 W, 110.
INDUSTRIAL 'ACCIDENT .
lly MARY HARDING
Tlin principles ot workmen's com
pensation are rapidly becoming more
favorablo in the United States. This
is shown by tho legislation In dif
ferent states, for thirty-ono havo en
acted such laws during tho past live
years. Those states havo 72 pur cent
of tho population nnd nearly 86 per
cent of tho workmen engaged In man
ufacturing in the United States.
Tliq Oregon Workmen's Componsn
lure oy an niinosi unanimous voio.
At tho election held on November 4.
1913 it received a majority of 39.200
votes. This law creates an Industrial
accident fund from payments of em -
plovers, employees, and tho stnto,
Reserves from this fund nro set asldu
to provide compeutatlou tor Injured
The commissioners, whoso salaries
are $3,600 per year, were appointed by
the Governor on November 5, 1913.
Soon after appointment the commis
sioners began the work ot explaining
the provisions of the act to tho employ,
ere and employes of the state. Many
employers withdrew their rejectloni
not to be subject to the act; and by
1915 tho number of firms subject to
the law was 5,613
During the year from July 1. 1914 to
June 30, 191C, the injuries numbered
3'669 There were 60 cases of in -
tial, 2,622 temporary, and S76 result
ing In no loss of time. Tho total u
mount of awards for theso was $303-
419.42 and tho total first aid costs
dis-twere 61.S65.79. Thirteen hundred and
sevemy-eigni acciuems. wmcn is .j
Per cent of a" accidents, occurred In
tne lumuer Industry. Sixty and throo
tenths Per CCJ ot th ,nJuretl VonoM
UV JlWUllLaU Ull lilt 4 IllUi J "DIJk una
eight tenths per cent of tho injuries
were received during tho hours of
the day shift and 3,2 per cent were
received in tho night. Fifteen in
juries were received vy women. Of
these 14 were temporary disabilities
and one was a permanent partial dis
ability. Of 2,793 accidents 661 were
mechanical, with a compensation
cost of $134,709.28; and 2132 wero
non-mechanical, with a compensation
.cost of $168,710.14. Thismakcs an av
erage cost of $203.80 for mechanical
accidents and $79.13 for non-mechanical
accidents. About 27.6 per cent
of the 2,793 accidents occurred in
situations where safeguards are ap
plicable to make conditions more se
cure for tho workmen. Seventy-two
and four tenths per cent occurred In
situations where safeguards could
not prevent injury.
The commission states that "One
In every eight of Oregon's workmen
will be Injured during the coming year
unless employers and employes co
operate in a campaign ot accident
Under the Oregon Compensation
Act $4,879.31 Is the average cost In
reserves for pensions In fatal cases
where there are dependents. From
these reserves $8,325.00 Is the average
amount paid In pensions. The pro
portion for permanent total disabil
ities is about the same as In fatal
cases. Tne awards for temporary dls.
abilities amount to about 60 per cent
ot tho injured person's wage loss(
The benefits of compensation a-
mount to a great deal more in Oregon
than In several other' slates. A num
ber of states have schedules that, if
applied to Oregon cases, would pay
about 25 per cent of tho wage loss.
New York's schedule of compensa
tion would amount to 34 per cent ot
the wage loss If applied to Oregon's
cases, while that of Ohio would a
mount to 42 per cent. In Oregon tho
cost of providing Injured workmen
Willi UI1U UUllUr III IJUI1U1UB UUlUUIJltf
Q abmU wh,e ,n o,her 8tateg
employcr8 lnBUro wlth stock
... uu .1 1 1 i t. r l a. -
.companies, the cost Is about $2.07 for
1 . . o.
overy dollar paid in benefits,
The Epworth League of tho
Methodist Episcopal church
hereby extends a cordial Invi
tation to tho Young Peoples'
Society of Chrlstaln Endeavor
and to the-Baptist Young Peo
ples' Union of this city, and to
friends to meet In Joint devo
tional sorvfee, Sunday at 6:15
P. M., on the occasion of the
dedicatory services of tho
League's new homo, at the cor
ner of Sixth and C streets.
Improvements At Recorder's Office..
Tho partition which formerly sep
arated tho offices of tho city recorder
and tho chief ot pollco in tho city hall
has been torn away, and a high broad
desk has hoed built along he wuli.
Additional spaco and more light are
obtained by tho change, and heavy
books may now bo handled with mora
case. Also a great deal more thc-lf
room is provided.
HIT BY BOOM COLLAPSE
Storehouses Are Piled High With Log
Wood Bought at the Beginning
of European War.
Dyowood speculators havo been
hard hit by tho collapse of tho boom
in buying logwood in tho West Indies
at top prices undor tho Impression
Hint the American coaltar dyo nnd'
natural dyo Industry would bo unnblo
to moot tho requirements ot toxtllo
and other users thereby compelling
tho latter to havo recourse to natural
dyes at prices to bo named by tho spec
ulators. , yards along tho South Brooklyn wat-
of front nr0 wh ,0BW00I,
bought b. ,ucn wl0 ftl tho UUR,nn,K
o Uu) Euroncnll wnr, wlth rjorman
coa,ir a.eR hut out of 0 Amorignn
1 mnrkel 8aw iogwood selling at around
$110 a ton. Tho speculators, with.
views ot fortunes made over night,
rushed to tho West Indies nnd bought
logwood wherever offered.
Tho supplies were brought to Now
York, and for tho most part stored
In Brooklyn awaiting the expectant
demand from tho consuming indus
tries. It did not materialize. Storage
charges accumulated, aud with no mar
ket for their wood most ot the spec
ulators went to tho wall.
W W Sklddy, President and Treas
urer of the Stamford manufacturing
Company, with offices at 82 Wall
street, and n largo plant at Stamford
, Connecticut, said yostorday that tho I
, legitimate trado employed its own
rnciillles in geiung logwood suppilos, )
, and had boon able to satisfy roqulro-1
ments, notwithstanding tho big ox-
pnnslon taking place in the natural
dyestuff business us a result of tho
war, Logwood is bringing now about
M0 a ton; ho said although soon after
uio war sinrieu u rangeu ooiwecn
$75 and $80 a ton "Tho legltlmato
1 trado' said Mr Sklddy "has no sym-
pathy with tho losers."
Rev. W. Norton Forrls, Pastor
Bible school at 10:00 a. m. Mrs. J.
Fitzgerald, superintendent. There
will be no proachlng In this churcn
during the day in view of tho dedi
cation services of tho Methodist
church. Senior B. Y. P. U. will meet
with the Epworth Leaguo. Junior. i
will meet as usual at 6:30. Thanks
giving services at tho Baptist church
Thursday night at 7:30. All are cor
dially invited. Strangers welcomo.
In the County Court of the State of
Oregon for the County of Lane
In tho mater of the Estate of
Robert Grlor Von Valzah, Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITOR8
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO
ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
That the undersigned, Ada B. Van
Valzah and Robert Clark Van Valzah
have been duly appolntod executors of
the estate of Robert Grlor Van Valzah,
deceased by the County Court of tho
Stato of Oregon for Lane County, and
havo qualified as such executors, and
all persons having claims against said
,estito are hereby notified and request
ed to present tne same, vonneu as re
quired by law, with tho proper vouch
ers, to said executors at tho ofilco of
Charles A .Hardy, First National Bank
Building, in Eugene, In Luno County,
Oregon, within six months from tho
dato of this notlco.
Dated this 9th day of Novombor, 1916.
ADA B. VANVALZAH,
ROBERT CLARK VAN VALZAH
Executors of the estate of Robert Orlcr
Von Valzah, deceased.
(Charles A. Hardy Attorney for Estate
Nov, 9, 1C, 23, 30, Doc. 7.
in the Circuit Court of the State of
Oregon, for Lane County.
D. H. Piorco & Barnoy
The Unknown Heirs at
Law of David Arthur and
Mary J. Arthur, Deceased; SUMMON?
and Also All utnor rer-
sons and Parties unknown J
claiming any right, title
estate, Hen or Interest in
tho real estate described in
the Complaint; Defendants
To tho Unknown Heirs at Law of
David Arthur and Mary J. Arthur, de
ceased, and All other Persons and Par
ties unknown, claiming any right, title,
estate, lien or interest in tho real pro
perty described in tho complaint and
IN THE NAME OF THE STATE
OF OREGON: You nro hereby re
quired to appear and answer tho com
plaint filed against you in tho abovo
entitled suit on or beforo tho 30th day
of December, 1916; and it you fail so
to answer, for want thoreof, plaintiffs
will tako decree against you as prayod
for in said corapluint, viz.
That their title be forever quieted
to the following described lands, in
Lane County, Orogon towit: Begin
ning at tho intersection of tho West
line of tho David Arthur and Wife
donation land claim in Tp. 18 South
mc. 2 West of W1I. Mer. with the
South lino of tho railroad right of way'
of tho Southern Pacific Company, be
ing 16 chains South from tho NW. cor
ner of said claim, and run South
23.98 chs., East 33.C0 clis., North 26.20
rhH. to tho South lino of said railroad
r ght of way and thenco Westerly along
said lino 10 mo piaco oi ucgimiiugianu
that you bo forever barred from claim
ing any right, title, interest or cstato
ill DC 19 l"" qnmo.
ThU summons la served by publi
cation thereof onco each week for six
successive weeks in the Hpringiiom
News by order of Hon. John S. Coke,
Judge of said Court, mado November
14th. 1910, and tho first publication
thoreof whs mado on tho ICth day ot
A. E. WIIKIflLKlt
Attorney tor Plaintiffs.
oy, 16, 2'J, 30, Doc, 7, 14, 21,
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THOS. SIKES, Prop.
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one-twelfth of your total taxes each month? By so dis
tributing tho tax burden over tho entire year, It will not
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