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SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, DEC. 7, 1910.
VOL. XV. NO. 90,
OF JA.11 1 VJ.1 J I j I AJ
ENGLAND HAS NEW
PRIME MINISTER IN
DAVID LLOYD GEORGE
Premier Aaqulth Resigns
After Diss agreement With
Minister of Wr
LAW IS OFFERED HONOR
New Appointee Expects to Promote
A More Vigorous War Policy
With New Cabinet.
London, Doc. C David Ltoyd-aoorgo
' Ji virtually prltno minister ot Eng.
lund today. Having administered tho
knockout blow to Premier Asqulth and
ttio coalition ministry, Groat Britain's
dynamic war minister accepted this
afternoon King Ooorgo's proffer to act
ns tho bond of n now government
Ho would "endeavor to undortako
tho task," ho nnnounccd. Thus tho
forntor chancollor of tho oxchoquor,
lone looked upon by England's masses
as tho umpire's strongest man, ctnorg.
cd victorious from ono of tho bitter
est and at tho samo tlmo most suave
ly fought political combats recorded In
London, Docombor C Tho Asqulth
ministry has collapsed. Tho prime
ministry has boon offered to A. Bonar
Iav. All England awaits his docl
slon tonight, for David Lloyd Cloorgc
Is ready and eager to heed & summons
from tho king.
Mr. Asqulth relinquished hfs post
when oven tho English press conceded
that ho had triumphed onco again In
the rolo of peacemaker, Tho pros
sure became too Croat. Tho task
seemod' hopeless. Mr. Asqulth went
to King Ocorgo and asked to bo re
lieved. Ho returned and pjacod tho
prima minister's commission In tho
hands of' Honor Law.
Law's Acceptance Doubtful.
Then a summons c&mo from tho
king and Donnr Law was formally
tendorod tho opportunity to form a
When Mr. Law left tho prcsonco ot
tho king ho would mnko no announce,
ment ot his planB. Tonight thoro are
grave doubts as to his accoptanco. It
he wero to decline, England, oven as
she was forcod to turn to Kltchonor at
tho outbreak of tho war, would bo com.
pelted to turn to Lloyd George,
Mr. Law, who for years, as a Con
servatlvo party leader, harassed tho
premlor, who goaded him uomotlraoe
almost boyond endurance, tonight
finds himself with the chief prlzo
within bis grasp. And he ia frankly
in doubt as to bis ability to riso
to the demands it makes.
Lloyd-Georgo, tho radical has no
such misgivings. His attitudo rocalU
and who did not hesltato to voice uis
England tonight Is fully awako to
tho fact that her wholo attitudo to
wards thegreat war ia In tho balance.
. . . 1 . .1 1 -1 t tlnnn.
If a now coalition ministry can bo
formed, Bonar Law will do It Thus
he will rodoom tho promlso ot tho
then Premier ABqulth, mado In tho
commons yesterday, that the war pol
icy would not bo altorod.
Would Alter Policy.
But, If Lloyd-Georgo bocomos tho
first lord of tho treasury, which car
ries with It tho premier's place, tho
war will bo prosocuted with a now
vigor. Tho oastern school will hav?
complete nscondanoy. Tho cabinet wllj
bo composed of mon who have a radj
Ically now war policy In. mind.
Tonight thoro Is some talk of a gen
eral election, If Bonar Law cosent
to accopt tho portfolio It may bo as an
oxpedlont. But tho sentiment of tho
pooplo is opposed to a referendum now,
So many of England's men are o,t tho
front that a 'gonoral election, in its
mountablo dinicultlos and nn 'election
with Jthe suffrage oxtondod only to
thoso that are at homo would n6t bo.
jgtA new government will aBk Its man.
&te from tho commonB, It the pooplo
0Ua ttmir war But some are reason.
in thai tho ovation to the premier
tn & vai tit roan.
tewce, wMch ralgktefcvWnh;
INSTALLS POTATO SORTER
E. E. Morrison Puts In Power Machine
To Buvo Labor Expense.
K. 13, Morrison has Installed a Thorn
psoti power potato sortor In Ills wnro
liouso at tho corner of Second and
Main streets,. The now machine was
purchased at Grooly, Colorado and Is
tho only ono In tho Willamette vntloy
Tho machlno wlH sort and sack from
GOO to 1200 bushels of spuds a day.
Mr. Morrison will uso a gasolene
onglno to run tho new sorter. Tho
potatoos nro shoveled Into an endless
chain elevator and arc then put throu
a slat sorter which turns out the largo
ones for tablo stock, medium ones
tgr socd and'tho culls for feeding pur.
posos, Tho two best grades are sack
ed by the machine.
NOTED SPEAKER GUEST AT
Henry J. Talbott of Kimball College
Talk, on "World Government," -At
First Meeting of Year.
Reverend Henry?. Talbott, dean of
Tho Kimball Collogo of Theology at
Salora was tho principal speaker at tho
first sosslon of tho present conference
year of tho Springfield Methodist bro
therhood, which was hold at tho church
on Monday ovenlng.
Boforo Ilovercnd Tnlbott's address,
tho 30 mon present enjoyed a delici
ous dlnnor served by a committeo ot
tho Lndlos Ad socioty, after which
tho men held their business session
in tho now locturo room, which was
'made comfortablo bya fireplace blazo.
In his talk, tho subject of which was
."World Government," Dr. Talbott first
'dwelt on tho object of tho Brotherhood,
explaining tho moaning ot organlza
j lions ot that kind to tho men who bo
long. I Tbo speaker discussed Tho Great
War and after touching on tho Imonso
J destruction of human life, homes, and
'property, ho stated that tho greatest
destruction of alj was the breaking
down of morals and the degeneracy
jot tho human race that would natur
I This cation will also(feel the effect
of tho strife, sooner or later, he point
ed out. and added that we aro to have
a large part in tho rehabilitation that
Itovercnd Talbott also touched upon
tho Mexican situation, saying that
what that country neeQbd is not being
conquered by tho United fitatos, but
I being cared for and cducactd at tho
I hands of tho moro powerful nation.
They noed our protection, ho said.
I Tho noxt meeting of tho Brotherhood
, will bo hold on Monday, January IS.
(Tho ofllcorspf tho organisation aro:
i President, It. W. Smith; First vice
I president, E. B. Brattain; Third vlco
j president. Dr. W. H. Pollard; Fourth
vlco president, Dr. N. W. Emery; Sec
retary, Bruce Lansberry; and Treas
urer, Randall Scott.
Growers Get $1000
For 5 Acre Spuds
Jesse, Easton and Son, Arthur, of Wal
'terville.-Censlder Potato Growing
Tho farmer who says thoro Is no
profit in tilling tho soli should listen
.to this. Josso Easton and, his Son,
Arthur, wlio live noar Waltorvllle,
planted flvo acres of land to potatoes
last spring and took good carb of t the
crop until digging tlmo.
From those flvo acres enough po
tatoes were raised to feed half u dpz.
en hogs during tho winter, keop two
fnmtlloB well supplied, plant six. acres
noxt spring and soil tho balance to a
potato buyor for a nico $1000 check.
In other words enough potatoes wero
marketed per aero to bring tho grow
ers $200 to tho acre for tholr trouble.
Although this Is an exceptional year
for potato growors tho crop should
pay at any time. Tho Eastona re
ceived $1.60 per hundred for their crop
this year. If they had only received
75 cents they would have received
$100 por aero for tholr crop which 1b
considered ns a good incomo per acre.
13. E. MorrlBon, local potato doator,
says that under ordinary conditions
potatoes can bo ratsod at a coat of
from 30 to 40. cents per bushel hero
In tho Willamette vnlloy.
- Ships Hops Over O. E.
Three carloads ot hops have lieon
hauled to Eugene thia week to be ship
ped east over tbo Oregon ' Electric
railroad. Two cars will bo filled
wlth.Jphp Soayoy'a product,. and . Jtie
other hy Palm or RroUiofa, 11,1b not
sta'toil owmucurt&e growers receiv
ed ftr the eb.Umaat&, -
I INTO FDOD
PRICES OVER NATION
Administration Makes Move
to Oppose All Embargo
ATTORNEY IN CHARGE
Senators And Representatives From
Rural Communities Raise Objection
To investigations of High Costs
Washington, Doc. C. In reponse
to demands from all over tho country,
tho Government has decided to undor
tako a nation-wide Investigation of the
prico in food with a view to determin
ing tho cause ot the increase, and par
ticularly whothcr combinations exist
which are responsible for tho high cost
ot living, Tho first stop In this direc
tion was taken up today when Attor
ney General Gregory designated George
W Anderson, United States District
Attornoy at Boston, to take charge
of tho inquiry.
Mr. Andorson's Jurisdiction In tho
matter will not bo confined to the
district In which ho is Federal attorney
Ho will have complote authority over
a force ot Government investigators
and will follow up every cluo to possi
ble combinations of wholcsalo and
Tbo appointment of Mr. Anderson Is
taken to mean that the Administra
tion Is not inclined to support the pro
posal of Congressman John J. Fitzger
ald of New York that an effort to re
duce the high cost ot living be mada
through placing an embargo on the
exportation of foodstuffs While Pros
i'dent Wilson has mada no public u'C?
"teranqo on tho subject and nothing
has conio from tho White House in
cny official way to show the President's
disposition in the matter, it is under
stood that the President Is not in favor
of tho embargo.
Although ho has not met with much
encouragement on tho part of tho mem
bers of CongreBS, Representative Fltz.
gcrald has found plenty of Indorsement
among tho people. He has received
hundreds of lottcrs which show that
his proposal is popular and that con
siderable thought had been given It,
which was crystalized by his announ
cement that he would offer an embargo
resolution when Congress reassembled
next week. Foodstuffs are already
becoming scarce In localities -where
they, aro produced, those letters say,
and some ot tho writers express n
tear that, oven with an embargo, there
may not bo enough food to supply the
country this winter.
Tho chief opposition to Mr. Fitzger
ald's proposal la expected from the
Senators and Representatives from ag
ricultural communities, particularly
among Westers' . Congressmen, wno
know It will bo unpopular to advocate
any measure that will havo the effect
ot cutting down tho extraordinarily
high prices tho farmers aro receiving
for their products In somo quarters
tho supposed opposition ot tho Admin
istration is attributed to tho desire to
show appreciation of tho fact that Pres
ident Wilson owes Ms re-election to
tho Western States.
In announcing tho appointment ot
Mr. Andorson, Attornoy Gonoral Gre
gory, .issued tho following statement:
"Mr, Anderson has received a for
mal appointment as Special Assistant
to tho Attornoy Gpnoral, which by th
way, Involves no increase ot salary or
"Wbllo technically tho Jurisdiction ot
tho department of Justice Is only to
deal with Illegal restraints ot interstate
commorco, tho Investigation will take
a rather wldo rango, and all pertinent
facta and information will bo used as
effoctlvely as possible to bring about
a coordination between Government
and business forces.
"Undoubtedly other departments ot
the Government, like the' Dopartment
ot Agriculture, the Dopartmont ot Com
moreo, tbo Federal Trade Commission,
and the Interstate Commorco Cothmla
slon, will h&ve data and vlowa 'which
will bo ot tbo greatest assistance in
"Of course the dopartmont la- under
no delusivenotion, that it can.;-niafc
sltyrt crop Jnjmr manufacttifB or re.
pmlr'noodod fWirhf rarV;, hit "it tim
S CAUSING GREAT
ALARM IN THE EAST
Chicago Bank Predicts that
.Price of Shoe May Be
$20 a Pair Soon
FOREIGN TRADE CAUSE
Foreign And Domestic Demand Far
'lExceeds Supply Even 'of - Normal
Times Prices Must Advance
Twenty dollars a pair for shoes la
the price which tho ordinary person
probably will havo to 'pay, In an opin
ion expressed In" the current trade re
view ot the National Bank of the Re
After citing tho a-
cute situation in reference to tho de-
mand for leather, both from domestic
and foreign .sources, and continuing
prico advances, this financial author-,ed,
Ity declares it Is far from impossible
that such a high price as manufact-,
urers' forecasts have Indicated should
result from prevailing condltlons.whlch
are worldwide. Tho Chicago Bank's
For somo years Drior to the beeln-
ning of the European war tho number.
of cattle In the world per 1000 of ,
population , gradually decreasing
while the ner caDita consumntfon of
wnue mo per capita consumpuon or..
leather was steadily increasing. The
hid.. nnMi..Hi i thi- ronntrv. vPn
in normal times, constitute but 60
per ct oi .eamer requ.remenis xor
domestic consumption and for export
tho ae time the tremendous de-
mandilrom Europp tor harnese and-1
... . .
c' d 'uLd up . cumu atM sS
havo recovered their ilbrmal volumo I
and havo gone very much above It,
European competition in tho world'a
hldo markets has driven up prices
with great rapidity.
War Demand Tremendous.
Demand for shoes for European
armies is tremendous and represents
a consumption of leather for footwear
at least twice as largo as for th
samo number ot men In times of peace
On the basis of flvo pairs ot shoes
yearly per man for nn average of
20,000,000 men under arms or in train-
, ' . , ,,, , m s, ,
Ing during 28 months, pt war It Is
estimated that more than 250,000,000
... . , . .
pairs of shoes have already been us-
v Ifrnnl8"!, , ... !
about 30,500.000 head ot cattle.. more
,. "v,mv,vuv .u 4 o
than one-half asmany cattle as this
rdtaoroneUh ttotal nS:
ber- In the entire world.
Mnv T4nt sAMS a ara nnnr tmi"Mj
. a.h ' 4 . . .
a daily occurrence, not only in ma-
terUls. bat in Manufactured goods ot
all descriptions? In fact there never
has been a similar period ot pros-
w i "ii t
advanced more generally, and, in
i .i m...
is little wonder that official Inqulrlos
havo been Instituted In all parts of
tho rnuntrv tn nccnrtnln hn liiMtin.
cntion for these high levels.
There Is no doubt that, with humau
nature as generally constituted, the
rapid prico advances in not a few
cases havo been used as an excuso
for exacting inordinate rpoflts or as
a motive for substituting inferior
Must Have Foreign Market.
Tho past two years havo amply dem.
onstrated that American industries in
their present extent and magnitude
cannot subsist without foreign mar
kets, the gaining and holding ot which
dopend entirely upon our ability suc
cessfully to compote with' othor coun
tries. Although popular belief seems
to bavodlecarded long snlco the Idea
that any great financial disturbance
will attend thq coming ot peace In
Europe, the fact remains that our
industrial and commercial organization
ai mat ume win. nave oeen nrmiy
r htrh there will be no reced.
lng without a corresponding deflation
of vahiea of plant, euipsneftt and
stock asd ft drastic and
reduction ot wagee-the tofr
M.t01.f.n a- Amiiha. kw A fen aii Am.A
ryy - y" -
Parent Teacher .Association Will Meet
On Coming Friday Afternoon
The local Parent Teacher association
will meet at tho Lincoln school at 3:00
P M. on Friday December 8, 191(5.
All patrons and friends of the public
schools aro invited to bo present
Tho meeting III bo In charge of tho
president, Mrs. J, B. Campbell. Miss
Anno McCormick, teacher ot domestic
BCienco and art will discuss tho toi-
lowing topic: "The Preparation ot
I Schooy Lunches for Children.'' . Tho
following subjects will be presented
jfor general discussion:
a. "Why do parents not visit the
schools more often?"
( b. "What plan can be adopted.' to
, secure a play shed for the smaller
children at the public schools?'
CARS COMING IN BETTER
DURING PAST FEW DAYS
Booth-Kelly Gets 7 Oregon Electric
Cars Today; With Increase Al
Week; S. P .alio Sends More
Cars are coming in a little better
Just now than they have been for some
time, tho Booth-Kelly Lumber company
reports. Especially on the. Oregon
Electric lines is the condition improv-
seven cars having been received
this morning, as contrasted with the
UBual two or three each day. All
of this week, the O. E. peoplo have
been funbbins all the cars that could
be handled by the local company, ac-
T T...k ,!1 Mln,,n
0rcEon Electric officials seem dis.
Pscd to thtak the condition will
f!d' bul fvea, tho"sh thc ou1'
bo able to furnish a larger number of
cars 11,0 rar "nonage wouia noi
bo greaUy relieved as they can only
WPT a certain territory.
However, the Southern Pacific cars
; - " " The thrill and dramatic tenekm so
Jj tJ? TX U Z Hetteeable In the president's three
JlZVF.&ifr ot the smyfeurtn con-
" "lh8' comDanv .k!oD. hours before the sees! on was sObed,
The Booth-Kelly company's -shlpp- nnvene all nallerv entrance?
inr nlnl- tn ihn nantnrn ear manu- UIea 10 convene ail gaiiery entrance?
tacturing centers and to the Seattle
-vyyard now, -
May Open Reading
Room Every Day
Library Board Considers Plan; Maga
zines Subscribed For, And Novem
ber Report Heard.
Plans for keeping the Springfield ing need ot speed and" quick decision
Public library open as n reading, room reflected in the request for coagrea
on afternoons and evenings' every day sional action to avert a natlon-wld
in tho week, instead of on Wednesday
Saturday afteraoons only, as is
now the custom, were discussed at
metm, of Hbmry
board -ot trustees Ust Tuesday oven-
If ubnuy as pro.
I UUI UUIUlf) IUO OHUig Saw U S 0 nJ V V.
' sent, nut tree access may do naa 10 ,
Jthe magazines and the, tables,
j . . . .
UD X T
, tinuan(" of, ho BClh?me' fnou,d H ba
attendant will be present, so. the con-
auupiuu, nui iiiuimuij usiu
tho "good behavior" of tho reading
! At 1
tho Tuesday night meeting, the
! fo"owll!K re aubsclbed
J l ufo rTthf llb",r'or1.8 C?m yf
les," Scrlbner's,' and "The American
boy." So serious does the president regard
At this time also, information was the high cost of living question that
given of a gift from tho Booth-Kelly he has determined to keep it out of
Lumber company, which amounts to politics itposslble.
tho furnishing ot the winter's fuel for' Measure to Be Non-Partisan,
tho library. j Ho ls understood to feel that Ro-
All board members were present. pubHcan8 and Domocrats aro equally
at this session, with the exception ot interested in a solution ot the dlflU
M. M, Peery. Iculty aad wln maJt0 no effort to put
Mrs Hannah Hill, librarian, made tnrough a party measure,
her Noyombe? report to tho board of Diplomatic Washington drifted slow
trustees upon this occasion, among Jy ,nto the gaUery in contrast to tho
other Items, It is noted that 10 now aUHdredB wao stormed successfully and
readers wore registered and 123 vlsl UB8UCCessfully. Chlnose and Japanese
tore amltted to tho reading and refer delegations were among tho first ta
once room this month. Tho report arrive
follows in full: Mr8i Lansing, wife ot the secretary
Books repaired in library, 40;- new of state. councollor Polk and tho state
readers registered, 10; number of book departmeHt; John Barrett, director ot
Issued, 8H; number ot dayB open tor tne Pan-American union; the Japanese
issue ot books, 9; average dally clr ambassador and the Swedish and co-
culatlon, 71; percentage of adult tic
ad 'erence room, 123;
flnee 06 QTordae books, 3.17.
M,Hu ' nl .TO nCA
jfn the Crwawry block to t!wQ.
!wwctal buOdrag. on fWrtk ii.
' J, J,.. Sjrowslag, tW WfiHl
nrt tkU wi t TT?caii se.HftikMi jjr
irnca no niLoun
TO JOINT SESSION
Congreu Hear Executive
Tell of Legislation to
WANTS QUICK ACTION
No Reference Is Marie tHlfh Ct
Of Living, Although Meet ef
Legislators Are Interested .
Washington, December, S. Declar
ing the country "caHnot ant! should
rot' consent to resaln any longer ex
p;'Hed to profound (adustr'al disturb
ances," President Wilson appeared be
fore a Joint session ot congress today
hts program of "settlement and regula
tion ot difficulties" between the rail-
itoJ and t
I Statement of the need at sack leg-
meg8ascthe CB6 he ,
.,.. mlxl , ,
provlsloa8 ,HClBdei i,ttt B0t act-
. . . ... mMm. ,IU,
v.ui. "-""' --'
August At that time a natlon-wkle
btrike necessitated congressional ao-
Dramatic Tension Lacking,
In a lata addJtIoa to Wg ae' .
In a Iaw aaaiuoa 10 ms meseage.
tu wwOjwt nrvA thn hv thp.
- vJoHoai Md tedtriAl
house of tho vocational and 1 todtrUtl
education measures pa seed by the sou-
ate durlHS lhe last Be8S"-
bese.ged with -rd wen.erx
envoring to woric their way pest
Admission was by cards only.
Clean-Up Campaign Set Forth.
There were no staggering national
defense regulations, such as featured
the president's message a year ago.
There was no note of war, such a
threatened In the second message, re
porting the dispatch of Germany of a
virtual ultimatum togtoing the Sus
sex sinking Nor was there tho press-
railroad strike last falL
The message toda constituted t
XIthough both branche8 of congrees
are seething over thfr high cost ot
... .. ,......
jlvlng probiem, and Interest la thia
ha8 over8aadowed all other proposed
S". F" "
VMkw a v
Special Message Possible.
lie is receiving reports from dlk
r ecuY aepanmen, r
eTcr' ln eort t0 de7tae
possiuie pjan lor uio curoiuK oi otwr-
It is believed tho president will
either deliver a special message oa
the question later, or take it up pe
80naUy wtth the house and 8Cnata
"""-J' " "
ible has been found.
' iumblaa m(Bigters and the NIcaraH-
guan charge d'affaires wero asoK
tkeee in the gallery when the prel
dent arrived. ,
President's .Entry Af Uuded.
! William JjfnntBsTi . Bryan, former
irVtretary of. state, entered the ca-