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SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, MONDAY, DEC. 4, 1916.
VOL. XV. NO. 89
SPRINGFIELD DEDICATES NEI
$35,000 METHODIST CHURCH
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Bishop Mnthow S. Hughes Of
Portland Performs Ceremony
That Made Beautiful Build-
. IMPRESSIVE SERVICES
Trutteea Present New Building to Con.
gregatlon With Every Dollar Pro
vided For Mitt Margaret Mor-
rlt It Pormott Donor.
lUaliop Matliow S. Hugho of Port
lnifd formally dedicated tho now James
A.1kbbcrt Memorial Mothodlat church
nt "ilio corner of Sixth and C streets
lint ovonlng. Tho building wan con
structed nt n cost of a llttlo mora than
933,000 and whop It was dedicated
tho whole amount had boon subscrib
ed by .members and f Honda of tho con
gregatlon. Nearly $10,000 was need
ed yesterday morning to complete tho
budget and all of it was pledged at
tho morning and evening services.
Every service during tho day wan
attended by largo crowds of towns
folk and by people from Eugcho and
othor communities, Kvery sorvlcs
lield In tho now building yesterday
wan Impressive and made a good be
ginning for tho work of servlco de
afened by tho Methodist congregation.
, . Sunday School
9:30 tho Sunday School, rcgulnr
classes were hold. N. W. Emory,
Dedication service at 10130,
Organ Proludc, ,S. , .
ftiWhom, "Glvo Thankt Unto dod."
goading from Dltclpllno, BIbIiop
Matthew S. Hughes.
Hymn number C01.
grayer by tho Hovorend William
Walluco Youtigson, I). D. .superintend,
ciifl of tho Portland district.
Anthem, "l'ralso Wnltoth for Thoo"
First lesson, Second Chronicles tho
Sixth chapter 1-2, 18-21, 40-42; Sev
enth chapter 1-4 by Dr. Carl 0. Donoy',
President of Willamette University.
Second lesson, Hebrews, tho Tenth
chaptor 19-25 by Iloverond Henry J.
Talbott, Dean of Kimball College nt
Theology at Salow.
Hymn number 8G6.
Sermon by Bishop . Matthew 8.
Hughes, D. D.,, LL. D. of Portland
In his sermon yesterday .morning
Blehop Hughes selected his text from
Genesis 28:17, "And he was afraid,
and said, How dreadful Is this place:
this in -none othor but tho houso of
God, and this Is the gato to Heaven."
"Ono of . the. marvels of our clvlllza
"tlori," said tho Blahbp, "Is that wher
over ono goes ho will find a houso of
God, Tho houso of God stands out
promlnontly in our cities and In our
"Tho beginning of all churchos and
of all cathedrals was Jacob's expor-,
lonco nt Bethel. This now church
at Sprlngflold Is the result of visions
such ftB Jacob's. Any mind that Is.
capable of rolatlng causo and effect
can relate tho buildings of any town
to the needs of mau. Tho buildings
of our civilization represent our diff
erent natures and needs. Our stores
and business houses provide for our
physical natures. Our bookstores,
nowspapers and educational institu
tions tuko care of our intellectual na
"Wo also have social natures in
the highest singe of civilization which
ore represented by our fino perman
ent homes, People havo deflnlto
moral and religious needs that they
endeavor to satisfy."
"God laid tho foundations of bis
churches in the souls of men, women
and children who wantod to satisfy
their religious needs. Religious ex
perience must, bo tho foundation ot
tha church. The great thing la this
llfo is, what haVo yqu done with your
rellglouH oxperlence? The outstand
ing thing-which will raakfl thia new.
(building the houfie of God Is that the
men unit women of. Springfield win
mcUhnia of "tho proralfa ojt apj."
ilUe w eo which .was' fttmouticea.
'for throo o'clock In (ho nftornoon was
nol hotd 0 account 0, tho ,onghtu
.of hto morning service.
All of tho young pcbplo's soclotlea
of Springfield mot In a union service
In tho bntomont of tho now .church
nt 0:1G. Randall Scott, president
of tho Epworth Leaguo presided. 'Tho
program was as follows: -Song
Prayor,.Dr, Carl G. Donoy.
Vocal solo, Mrs. J, T. Mooro. ,
Address by Dr. W. W. Youiigtibh.
Administration of Epworth Leaguo
Dr, Youngson mado a strong appeal
to tho young people or- Springfield In
his address on "Tho notation of Llfo
"What a strnngo thing llfo Is," said
tho npoakor. "Man can destroy It,
but llfo doflos man to crcato It, Marble
can bo made Into the likeness of life
by a Mlchent Angela. Ilaphcal con
paint tho slsteno Madona, but he can
not put llfo Into tho eyes and speech
Into tho lips.
"All forces of naturo must play up
on llfo to bring It Into completion.
Spiritual llfo can only be gained
through tho life of Jesus Christ God
mado man at creation, and God was
pleased Sin came Into the garden of
Eden and man fell. Then when John
baptised Jesus at the river Jordan,
God was again pleased and said, "This
is my bolovod son In whom I am woll
pleased." Jesus then took upon him
self the responsibility of tho sins of
"Tho wholu process of civilization
is to dovolop llfo. If takes (ho per
sonal experience of -Christ to mako
spiritual life,. The. first Impulse of
n "now-born soul Is to tell someone clso
the story of Christ and his redemp
tion. This typo of personal evan
gelism develops world evangelism."
At 7:30 evening service:
Prayer by Dr. Talbot L
Scrlpturo losson by Rev. Chris H.
Solo by Mrs. Ambrose Mlddleton.
Sermon by tho Ilovorend Carl G.
Dr. Donoy Raid, "The beglnnlgs of
civilisation seemed to have como to
an end when Isaiah mado the pro-
CYnttp'X-d on PaTj Two)
20 MILLS TO BE
YEARS TAX LEVY
City Council Compile Annual Budget
Levy I Higher Than
For Last Year
Tho tax levy for tho coming year
is to bo 20 mills, an increase of 3
mills over that of last year. The In
crease Is laid to a decrease in tha
value of the '-town's '.Assessable pro
perty, while Just as much money as
ever is needed for tho coming year's
work, Tho levy was made by tho
city council, at a meeting held In tho
city hall Wednesday evening. At
the samo mooting, Oio newly-tendered
bonds ot the recorder and treasurer
A copy of the tax budget for tho
coining year as compiled by the coun
Rocordor and Treasurer 8)0
Attorney : .- $300
General expenses and nuppllos ....$1000
Street Improvement Fund.
Street Improvement and engi
Public Library (special levy) .... $475
Interest on bonds and warrants $6000
Tho 20 mill levy will bo apportion
ed to separate Items as follows: Gen
oral fund, 10; library, ,0; street Im
provement, 2; second street bridge, .3;
general improvement sinking fund,
6,9; sewefund, 1,2; total, 20 Bills,
The assessed valuation 'of, the town
property on which tho 20 mills will
be. levied Is $717,551, which figure
la exclusive of public service corfor
aWQas. , ' '
H .A. KORF IS NEW HEAD
OF LOCAL ODD, FELLOWS
Elected Noble Grand At Last Meeting;
Waltervllle Lodge To Visit
Here On Wednesday.
II. A, Korf In now Noble Grand-clod
o ftho local I. O. O. F, lodge, having
boon elected nt a mooting held last
Wednesday evening. Tho othor now-ly-oloctod
o (II com nro: Vlco grand,
Will Dlshop; Recording secretary, A.
M. Beaver; Financial secretary, II.
E. Walkor; and Troasuror, Milton Dai
ly. Tho oltkcrs who will retlro when
Installation takes placo aro: Nobio
grand, D, S. Beals; Vico grand, H.
A, Korf. Tho other offtcors wero the
Tho first degree wag given to Ray
Slulllgan and It N. Griffin at tho-same,
mooting. After thebuslnc8 meeting
was over, refreshments wero served.
On noxt Wednesday evening, tho
Waltorvlllo Odd Fellows will visit' tho
local lodge, and see tho work put on
The second degree will bo given to the
two local candidates at that time, al
so. REASONS FOR GIVING
THANKS POINTED OUT
BY REV. C.H. JENSEN'
For Our Personal, National AndWorld
Blessings, Should We Be Grate
ful. Says Pastor.
At tho union -Thanksgiving service
held at tho Baptist church last Thur
sday nJght, Reverend W, Norton Fer
ris In speaking ot tha object ot tho
meeting said: "Wo meet tonight for
worship and thanksgiving not because,
ot tho things God has 'given us but
for tho goodness ot God. for His good
ness ondureth f rover."
After prayer by. Roverond .James
T. Mooro of tho Methodist church.
Reverend Chris l Jensen of tlm
Christian church" delivered the sen
mon .taking his text from Ephcsiansl
the 5th chapter and tho 20th verso
Mr. Jensen told about his early
conception ot Thanksgiving Day be
fore ho knew tho real purpose and
object of a day set apart for per
sonal thanksgiving. He was born
In a foreign land and camo to this
country when seven years of ngo and
therefore tho day meant nothing more
to him than turkey, cranberry sauco
and football. Ha spoke ot the hard
ships of tho Pilgrim fathers and told
how they had set apart n day of thank
sglvlng to God nttor they had gath
ered In their first autumn harvest.
' A portion ot the thanksgiving ser
"Glvo thanks always for all things
unto God and the Father In tho namu
of our Lord Jesus Christ."
1, OUR PERSONAL BLESSINGS.
It seoms to be one ot the faults of
human nature,-to forget our own bles
sings, as we behold the prosperity of
others. Yet wo have many things
as Individuals to be thankful for.
1. The use ot our limbs and Bensos.
What blessings those aro when wo
realize that our brothers ,ln the flesh,
engaged in that awful struggle across
the waters, are dally being torn to
pieces; no eyes wlUi which to see the
beauties ot naturo; no hands and
foot; crippled for llfo In order to sat
isfy the God of war.
2. The -prolongation of our lives.
Man's years aro no longer three score
and ten. Modern Inventions and
fast living reduced tho years ot man.
3. Tho privilege of living In this
generation. This Is tho greatest aga
that the world has over known. Today
knowledge is within roach of all. The
moral progress v(htch Is sweeping
our country, and In fact tho whole
world, Is worth whllo living for. Pro
hibition Is hero and to stay. The
ingenuity and the Inventive powers
ot man have provided tnany comfort
which wero never known before,
II. OUR NATIONAL BLESSINGS.
As a nation we ought to give, thanks
1. For two years tho war has raged
in Europo, yot we aro not mlxod up
in it. Our homes aro freo from sor
row, our fathers, sons and brothers
aro with their families today Instead
of being iu trenches. -
2. Bountiful harvests prevail every
where In our land. Wo are getting
good prices tor our produce. In oth
er parts ot the world men and wo
men are starving because ot famine,
while we havo bread and to spare.
III.OUR WORLD BLESSINGS.
Let ub not lose sight ot everything
else as we think of our personal and
oatio&al blcjslQga, I want to lead
1H SCHOOL LOSES
LAS! OF FOOTBALL
Meet Hard Contested Defeat On
Muddy Field Away From
Home By 12 to Q Score
LebanonSett Team Up to "Best Ever"
Thahk'tglvlng'furkey Dinner After
Battle Is Over
The Springfield high school, foot
ball team closed Its season at Leba
non on Thanksgiving day with a -do
icai oi u to u on I no Lebanon grid-
iron. This was the hardest game of,
the year as the Lebanon team had da -
t '. i ., ... . my me laiicr.
featcd practically every other eleven, - ,
they had clashed with Inrlmllnir Ihn '
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City high school.
Springfield boys were In good fight.
trim and held the game scorelcs3 L
In the first half. ,
Until tho end of the second period
tho Lcbanonitcs were 'afraid their
hopes of an easy victory would bo
drowned in the mire. The Springfield
team had the ball most of both per
iods and with continual rushes b
Wooley and Qeare they had the ball
at one time on the Lebanon 10-yard
lino only to bo penalized and lose tho
ball at a critical moment.
In the second half the
team took on new life and
Tney-did nothing un -
!r 2 fh i , l qU"' whero there 18 an cess uch f the Chri8tIan forwanls- ho Bap
WV ?i r equipment to return at Junction points Usts played conststentball bat they
S?Am b?n'ftCa'y until further notice specified peVcent- . were unable to "keep the ball out of
cessful forward pass for a 16 yard
gain.. Just as the timer's whistle was
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ready to announce the end ot the third
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!n?h! tl Zlrt it JX yJ7l
unable to convert tho kick Into
tihnnnn w.nV.,1 . .h.
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of tho last quarter. Tho Springfield
boys were unable to do much against
the Jubilant players. They made
short steady gains only to loso the
ball on account of being unable to
mako sufficient yardage. At the end
of the quarter Lebanon
started another rush and carried the
ball to Springfield's 15-yard line with
less than one mlnuto to play. In
three successful downs they put the
ball across the goal line on the last
second ot play. The kick was unsuc
cessful. The score was 12 to 0 a-
gainst the visitors.
The field was in fairly good con-,
dltlon eonaldorlng ; the amoun of rain,
day. There were several
but most of tho field was compara
Tho Lebanon boys were as good
In their hospitality as they were lu
their playing. They put the visitors
up at tho best hotel in town and gave
them a first class Thanksgiving tut-
key dinner after the game Their
cheering was clean and sportsmanlike
and not full of Jeers as is usually the tQ facltate the nlma ot all classes
case under such conditions. lof ro gtock Q tnelr owne and
Those who made the trip were: , Jn (he rovnl by thQ commission of
m?.h WSW!r l"'''" temporary scale of Increased demur-
William Redenbo. William Hill, John '
uimm, tester mil, L,uoyd McKay,
Howard Cotton, Glen Wooley, Ray
Bally, Walter Gosaler, Hallle Bryan,
Albert Beare, Floyd Kester. Walter
Dimm accompanied the team and ret
creed tho game.
Wilt Give Christmas Cantata.
tne innce oi leace ny Asnioru.
I. !!,. HMn nf Mnt.l. wlilrh will
be given sometime during Christmas
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week by the consolidation ot the thrco
church choirs. The first rehearsal:
will bo held at 7:30 o'clock this oveu-
Ing In tho Christian church. A gen-.
eral Invitation Is extended to tho
muslcally-lnclnod folks ot tho threa
churches ot the city to turn out to tho
rehearsal. The cantata will bo under
tho direction of Professor 0. B. Glass,
Tho cantata will be given In tho Moth
Will Construct Legging cars hand looking far trouble. Ha wfl jftljM are: PreaMent, MaU wd
Th.e Fischer Lumber coaapway at Uken tu Eugeno by the local polices Vh President, Fenner Travis; S
Marcola has recently received a coupla land Uln condlMon waa pronouaced as reUry, Mabel Janaary, Tiwurar,
of tnlchs, from which It will waka tiaaponvry Intaulty. Mr. Parsons will , Nellie Nixon; Chorister, Srga
two car to rim from logging camp ' probably U tokv o tk stats hw--jOfguitt, Wto LaatHrt; a4 MKn.
to the BAwwlll 9v,or tho 1oglag rM. pltal at p-wek Fi TtI. , jj
FORMER SPRINGFIELD MAN
SENT TO STATE HOSPITAL
iA, B, Seals, Who Ran a Pool Hall Here
j Two Years Ago, Seems To I
Have Lost Mind.
A. D. Seals, who conducted a pool
room in Springfield about two years,
ago, was on Frdoy examined before ,
judgo II. L. Down in Eugene, and com-.
mlttcd to the state hospital at Salem.
Tho 'd raan' .8b0Ut 70
. ncro wno Know mm, scemca to mavo
(lost all recollection of where ho had
I been, where be was going, or how.
, ho had -arrived at tho Yates hotel Jul
. Eugeno, where he was found on Frl-,
day; When his baggage was gotten
from tho depot, It was found to not
! checked from California, but he dHj
not' know how he got to California,
nor-bow he' returaed.
" Tho last he remembers, Mr. Seals
said, "was when he paid tho doctor,
after having had a sick spell at tho
ranch owned by him and his son In
I T7- .
J. E. Edwards of this city, -wk4
was in Eugene in connection with
the case, has known tho ola geatie-
man for 12 or 15 years, but It was
l8om0 tlme beforo ho waB "coRnld ,
nenicTnini i-rifvKT rv;
BOX CARS IS PLAN
TO HELP SHIPPERS
Interstate Commerce Would Do This
By New Adjustment &f Dem
Nationwide dlstrubutlon of box cars
through a new adjustment of demur-. na interested spectators who
jrage rates, to meet. In part the car(chered tor favorites,
i shortage problem, is the purpose of' The Christian team was the only
la new order announced on December aggregation on the floor that showcsl
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i Dy uiv uuersiaie commerce cuuiuiia-
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i sion. inis oruer, wuicu uecuiucs ci-
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'T'- " . , tj" f. J
j ber received by them.. . .
commls.lon's f '
' roada l? 'T, f, ' iXi
rage schedules recently submitted and
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. which the commission had suspended
on account .of shippers protests and
ffl, of new schedu,e3(
"first, making no change in the present
effective form of the weather rule, or
average agreement; second, provid- The Mothodlat second team defeat
ing Tor two days free time exclusive ed the Booth.KeUy Lumber Hufit,
of Sundays or legal holidays and fol- ,ere.. by a acore of 40 tQ game
lowing rates demurrage after explra- was raBge(1 and thore was llt0e good
tion of free time. playing. It was more of a game ot
i "Ono dollar for tho first day. $2 rough and mMe than baaketbalL
for the second day, ?3 for the third Few of the p,ayers on eltner 8,de had
day and 5 for the fourth and each nad nay prevloU3 experience at tha
succedlng day; third, providing track gaine-
storage charges snail remain in ci
ted as at present, except where tho
demurrage, rate is $3 per day. or more;
. fourth, provided further that these pro
1 visions be embodied In tariffs fixed
i to expire oy umiiauon raay x,
pwiddthat the carriers
dem" P u,.. suspended in
. f NnvmhrflE and 29. 1916.
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. I . Akla nnmmfoatnn n n H tn
UU OOliUO Ul WW vww.-w" -
the general public by not less than
iku rfv. flllnr nnrt nostlnK."
Ltltw a "u w-
This action follows a series of con -
ferences between the committee, a-
gents ot the Interstate commerce com-
iiotrm .ml renrnRentativcB of the
h a,ready ha8 re8Ultcdi
v" ' . nmnimnn .sienGd
uiimbiuu 1 -
ftnnw Owls Not To .Be Killed,
E. C. Hills. State deputy game war-
, deHi na8 ,U8t ls8Ued a warning against
the killing of thersnowy or white Arc-
tic owl, somo specimens of which havo
recently appealed In this part ot tho
.niinlv QhnnHrir- nf tho bird is K
..,. ,u a,ntn tmmo law. and
i Mr. Hills states that anyono found
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so doing will be prosecuted.
Good for conttlpatlon.
charaberijala'8 Tablets aije excel-
fop constioatlon. They are pleas-
ant to take aud mtld and gentle in
effect. Obtainable everywhere.
Citizen Becomes Insane
who has been 111 tor nearly a month
tore out of hla home on South Ml , PlBle.
lihiB morninit with a blic bolt In hlala the offlcera for the next trsa as
Mayor E. E. Morrison Formally
Opens Sunday School BaketbaH
League By Tosing' Ball
B-K SECOND STRING LOSES
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Methodlt Win By 40 to 4 Score Ove.-
bltien' By Both Teams
Team- - Woa Lost Pet
The Christian Suaday school basket
game of ' the season by defeating the
Baptist team 56 to 24. Mayor E. E.
Morrison omciauy opened ttic Basket
ball championship series of the Sprteav
field Sunday School Basketball Leagas
at the Old Opera house Saturday night
balcony and side lines were crowd-
ant. fnm mm .
my lcwm nuit. ut
V ha.t.i. ,1.. r.' m
iuwc nc wit? inmug ut
irVw n,iivMnoi t.
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J. The teams Ulned up as
up as follows:
PoInta. w... k,
D. Hinsoa v
Hill 28, N.
PoilBra 12( Pengra 4 . chaae3.
rj. Hinson 6
The line up was:
J. Dimm f
R. Bally " f
T. Byrne (
B. Hill g
N. Byrne g g
Booth-Kelly Zac Collins, wuklason.
, . pnln,D T nttntn 9 n.n. to
Frank Campbell of tha
Oregon was referee.
c. E. ELECTS NEW OFFICERS
Meta Sneed Is President. Much Don
At Business Meeting.
I On Friday evening the members
0f the C. E. held their regular month-
ly business meetlUg.ln the C.E. rooma
of the cuhrch. and proceeded to clear
up a grcat deal of out-stondlng buBl-
ness as well as to .elect officers for
I tho comins six months.
t Tha mnMp nt mir nt enimtv can.
venUon m brought up and freely
dlacUBaed jt waa the general opln-
Jon that the jety could make the
convention a success It held in Spring-
ni. l Jtn I. .t.n
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! UU1U 6V. uvuiuu iu. u.ut
lt mt decjded that we make an effort
to have it held In Springfield, and as
Junction City also wishes to have lt,
we are certain to have to put up a
i pretty good fight to get it The con
vention will be held the latter part
There were about 12 who wished
p "i""1- v-m-
Vgnlie and take up the work an