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SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, DEC. 14, 1916.
VOL. XV. NO. 92.
CENTRAL POWERS STARTLE
WORLD BY PROPOSING PEACE
Whon Gormnny And Austria Got
Uppor Hnnd Thoy Wnnt
To Sottlo Things
As They Stand.
WOULD MAKE POLAND
A SEPERATE NATION
In Two Year Fighting Allies Have
( Lost 15,000,000 Men And All Pow
ers Involved Have Piled Up
; Qreat National Debt,
London, Doc. 13, Terms which aro
believed to coimtltute tho only busts
upon which tho cntonto powers aro
.willing to enter upon pence ncgotla
Hons wore ascertained this afternoon
from varlouB sources by tho United
Press. One of tho provisions would
be for full Indemnity by Qonnany for
devastation to tho nations which sho
Thoso tonus, although unofficial
are believed to represent tho conces
sions which Germany must mako to
obtain peace. Thoy aro as follows:
Tho evacuation and restoration of
all occupied territory, Including Bel
glum, northern Franco, Poland, Sorbla
And Roumanla with full indemnity
for tho devastation which Gorman oc
cupancy of those territories has en
tailed. Restoration of Alsaco-Lorralno to
Cession of tho Constantinople straits
Indemnity ship for ship and ton for
ton, for all destroyod shipping.
Adequate punishment for tliOBc re
sponsible for atrocities committed by
It la ftniMlinMlvfWt In nil Miintlma '
b 10 VIM)IIIHOIVU Si Mia VJUMStVlf
that tho only questions of a posslblo
negotiable character in the peaco pro
ceedings might bo no to tho disposi
tion of certain captured German col
oules and tho character and limitation
of Germany's future armnmcnt.
Now York, Dec. 12. Germany's pro
posal for puuco aro made at a tlniu
when her armies huvo taken tho of
fenslvo in the nowust battlo area and
when ho western front Iioh reached
Tho peaco that Germany now wants
is ono with Teutonic troops occupying
enemy torrltory on practically ovory
Tho war is yet far from having gone
to tho knockout that David Lloyd
George demanded in hl8 United Pross
interview a short tlmo bofore ho bo
camo tho British premier. On tho con
trary, Germuny's position now is not
that or a beaten antagonist. Tho Ger
mans occupy at tho present moment
iMlinllu lm lili.hont nniiltlnn tlinv will I
reach, as far aB practical purposes ar.j 1 JaP"n- Roumanla. Sorbla, Belgium,
concerned, no matter how long tho war Montenegro, Portugal, Italy and Al
continues. ' bau,tt
Time Ripe for Germany. Ccntral Powers-Germany, Aus-
Thoy have a clour road to what they lr,a- Turkey nnd B'-"Knrla.
, regard as tho coutor of tholr futuro co. Losseii Are Appalling,
lonial empire, in Asia Minor, nnd thoy! Tho an,e8 ,ost ".000.000 men in
aro holding In chock ovory movomont-f tho wnr t0 December 5. acconling 10
to biioak through tho Gorman doi flBu,rea compiled In Copenhagen anl
' f onsos.
It would bo, therefore, groatly to
GormanyY advantage if a peaco could
bo socured on this basiB.
Nevertheless, Germany's Iosbos In
man powor aro bocomlng constantly
much greater than tho losses ot any
- one of hor principal antagonists. At
tho sarao tlmo, tho British govornmont
. has Just undorgono reconstruction for
tho purposo of carrying on tho war to a
moro bittor conclusion; and France,
too, Is oyolving a schomo for groator
Larger Concessions Necessary.
i Undor thoso conditions, while Gor
; many is not overthrown, tho Gorman
I 'Militarists may woll fool that tho
futuro dovolopraonts of' tho war cannot
t .hold out for Gormany any bettor pros
' poet than tho coasoloss killing of pro
portionately moro Gorman's than
I 'Frenchmen or Englishmen.
.- aormany must mako largo conces
sions to socuro peaco at present far
. 1 1 . 1 f A . . A .
iiargor man uro inuicaiuu uyi mo -war
tboundariea ba the map, BuL"wliatevor
fGormany proposes ns u basis for peace
!ln her first declaration, probably will
not bo hor final word. Tho most iuv
tportant fact of Gormany'a now Attl-
Hudo dbubtlosa will bo tho dollhUo
Atftteuent of teuUtlve p0- twinu.
Territory Taken By Warring
German torrltory held by
tho allies tho western odgo of
captured by tho allies About
half of Ualacla and all of Hulk-
owlna and tho southern frlngo
of Trontlno as well as tho wont
orn border of tho Istrlan pen-
Insula, north of tho city or
Turkish torrltory captured
by tho allies All or northoast-
orn Armenia and part of Mes-
Bulgarian torrltory Taken
by tho allies, none.
Entente territory occupied by
tho Gorman allies Northeast-
era Franc, practically all of
Iieglum, Poland and Lithuania,
inoro than half of Roumanla,
all of Sorbla and Montenegro
and nearly all of Albania us
well as part of Persia and
Egypt. Sotno of a reek Mace
donia is occupied by tho Gor-
man-Bulgarian forces, although
Grcoco is not in a stato of war.
Germany lost all of her ovor-
which later may bo taken as a start
ing point for future elaboration and a
The War's Beginning
Austria declared war on Serbia
July 28, 1014, and sounded the signal
Livhich plunged practically thp whola
.of Europo Into war. Austria's dec
laration followed her doflnlto refusal
to submit to Tho Haguo differences
which aroso after tho assassination of
Uio Austrian grand duko by u Ser
bian Juno 28.
Uunsla mobilized her forces. Ger
many demanded that sho demobilise
and aftor heated exchanges upon
July 30 and July 31 tho kalsor do-
(darod war on tho czar. This camo
. August 1 and tso days later Ger
many was at war with Prance.
England had announced sho would
protect Franco if Gormany declared
war; tho British declaration was
made August 4. Tho next nation ia
tho wnr vaa Montenegro, which en
tered tho flold against tho central
powers August 8. Japan lived up to
her treaty vrith England and declarod
war on Gormany August 23.
Turkey becamo a Gorman ally Oc
tobor 29. Italy entored tho war, first
with a declaration against Austria,
May 23, 1015. I lor 6 aro tho nation
now at war.
AIIIOB CnglOUU, X1 rOnC.O, JIUSS1U
muuo puuuo via uornn, ineso losses
wero divldod as follows:
Groat Britain ,;. 1,200.000
Serbia r 480.000
Belgium '. 220.000
Roumanla , 200,000
Thoro hair boon no recent state
ment of tho losses of the Toutonlo al
lies. An estimate based on tho losses
at tho close of two years of war, and
taking Into consideration Toutonlo
f-evprses slnco August 1, follows:
About 30,000,000 aro in arms to
At the closo of tho second year ot
war the belligerents had borrowed
about 140,000,000,000 and spent $10,.
000,000,000 moro from their own 'o t
choijuors or from tholr Issues of pa
per money. Tho . cost of the entire
Civil 'yriv In 'tklaooURtVy wus Jfv
"Thd prosani debt of tho principal
nations in the war 1b us follows: j
Groat Britain 116,106,000,000
TO OPEN NEW FEED STORE
J. J, Browning Will 'Set Up Business
In Creamery Block.
J. J. Browning will open n feed and
seed store In tho Creamery block Sat
urday of thlB wook with a flno lino
of feed, hay, grain and other kindr
Mr. Browning has been In business
hero in Springfield tor several yoara
and has rnado a reputation ng being
n splendid man to do business with.
Ho stated yesterday that ho was en
tering this now lino of business for
lcgitamato profit and not with tho
idea of cutting prices and taking all
Tho now storo will be run on a
strictly cash basis and will endeavor
to serve tho best intorests of tho far
mers and stock owners.
Will Improve South Second Street.
Tho passago of on ordinance for
tho Improvement of South Second
.street from E to tho city limits was
tho most Important legislation of the
city council when It met on Tuesday
Afternoon In a special session. At
tho sarno meeting, the treasurer was
authorized to call In n8 many outstan
ding warrants as . possible with tho
funds on hand. Council members pre
sent were, Mayor Morrison, and coun
oilmen Coffin, Pcery. and Weber.
DR. EMERY ELECTED
OF SUNDAY SCHOHL
Methodises Will Hold Christmas En.
tertalnment Probably Saturday
of Next W,eek.
Dr. N. V. Emory will servo another
year a0 superintendent of tho Metho
dist Sunday school according to tho
decision .of the teachers of the Sun
day school niado at a meeting at tho
church Tuesday evening. Tho other
officers that wero elected for next
terra aro: Sam Bartholomew, assist
ant auperlntefidi-ntr France8 "Bartlett,
secretary-treasurer; Lucile Smith, 1.T
brarian; Sam Bartholemow, chorister;
Lcota McCrackcn, organist; Mrs. L.
K. Pago, primary superintendent; Mrs
Townsond, superintendent of cradle
roll; France8 Bartlett, missionary sup
erintendent. AH of tho present teaching staff of
the school was reolectcd with a few
luddltlons. Next year's teachers will
be, It. W. Smith, C. L. Scott. Sam Bar
tholemow, Mrs. A. B. Van Valzah,
Chlolo Wooloy, Ethel Klngswell, Eu
nlco Parker, Doris Slkes, Leota Mc-
Crackcn, Avis Thompson, Edna Dur-
yee, Mrs, S. S. Potter, Mrs. L. K. Pago,
Miss Anne McCormlck, Miss Vera Wil
liams, Walter Dlmm.
Tho Sunday school will hold a Chrid
tmas entertainment probably on Sat
urday night, December 23. Special
miiBic and exercises will bo given
by tho children. Tho committee in
charge of tho entertainment aro: Mrs.
A, B. Van Valzah. Mrs. S. S. Potter,
Mrs. Will Bishop, Mrs. E. E. Martin,
Mrs. S. Richmond, and Miss Jesse
Will Attend Special Hop Meeting.
E. E, Morrison has received notice
from tho Oregon Hop growers asso
ciation, of which body ho is diroctor,
that -a special meeting will bo held
in Salem on December 20, to consider
means of disposing of tho 1916 hop
crop. Tho Mayor plans to attend.
Factory May Be Established.
U, L. Briggs of College Crest, Eu-
gene, brought to tho olllco of The
Springfield News yesterday a sample
of Jerked salmon. Mr. Briggs haB
perfected a process of putting up fish
by cooking and smoking that makes
the product superior to kippered sal
mon, A patent has been applied for,
and if it is granted a factory may be
built on the coast.
Mrs. A, Mlddleton on Program.
At tho first Oregon state muslo
teachers' convention hold recontly in
Portland, which sovoral hundred ie
preventative teachers from all ovor
tho stato and visitors from Washing
ton attendod, Mrs. A. Middloton. of this
city sang two solos,ono unaccompanied
and ono with a fluTe obllgato by Frank
Badollet. These numbers occurred
(luring a concert given by the Univer
sity of Oregon school ot muslo, In the
Real Estate Transfers, '
J. E. Bdwards et ux to C. E, Brattaln
ei aWSouUi ft ot8 1 &nd 3, block 29,
Bprlngjndld, $10. ' ' -
Minnie E. ilummond ot vlr to O. B.
Brattaln ot al South of tet I awl
2, block 29, Sprlagfleld, I1C00,
Cars Prom This Section;
Only 40 Provious Year.
WJLt DOUBLE NEXT YEAR
Order For 125 Cars Next Year's Del
, jvery Already Received From
Single Southern Firm,
Tho potato industry In this section
titia mala nn AnnntiAim .twirl..
I lafft car ,f ono Jujg0 . tfae
comparative shipments made In tho "ra",;" ias, wnue
orolct wl . bo ZiZ !T1 rlCh' PreB,dent ot th0 aW' M'
llJl E- T MorrTsS SS - Mf!' Barna,!,
dealer, who has so much faith In hi'""-""B"""".
future of tho industry that ho wlll,Ha'8ht' wa8 lively In charge.
acres of hl8 own potatoes!
next year, as contrasted
or six this year.
IJlfty-ono cars havo gono out al
ready this year, with tho potatoes
still' moving out Just as quickly as
cars can be secured. On October
12, the first car went out, and slncj
that tlmo shipments have been made
at tho rate of about eight cars a
week, being somewhat lighter than
that figure at first, and now a little
heavier since cars are being secur-
ed somewhat easier. Six cars went
out on Tuesday and Wednesday of
There is yet about 60 cars at Spring-
field, which will bo disposed of as
soon as cars can be secured. Be
sldea this number. Mr. Morrison has
two cars at Sclo, six or seven at Co-
bur&twb-at Jasper, neatcYoncalla
and threo at Eugene. This will make not such a larse decrease as was WBO -"" "" wmtmvn
a total of at least 125 cars this year counted upon, as was seen when the the 'repeal of and Ordinance was dls
from a single dealer. This Is in con-' flBUres were received from the state cussed. Thejbuiinese of the evea-
trast to last year's total of 40.
Besides Mr. Morrison, at least ono
othor wholesale dealer, W. C. Miller,
and some private growers Havo made
shlpments. Mr. Miller has been ship.
ping Just as fast as cars could be se-
cured for several weeks now.
A8 one evidence of the big pros -
poets ahead for next year, Mr. MorrI-
son has now a standing order from one
Southern Pacific company for 125 cars
of potatoes for next year's delivery,
And tho south will not be our only
buyor, for in past years and this year,
heavy purchases have been made by
eastern and northern firms.
Bereans To Dine In Style.
"You bet it is," Teacher Morrison
uauwi.., UBauru,u iv.lun uskcu
whether tho feed to bo given the win-
nlng team of his Sunday school class
by the losers in tho recent member-.
ship contest. was to bo a chicken sup-
1 A I II 4 S t
per. Big preparations aro no.w un-
der way for the banquet which will be 1
held in the Woodmen hall next Mon.'
day evening, when 75 are expected
tho Boroans, now carries 71 names,',
and 63 of this number wore present'?, " WU4l . .
nt Sunday school last Sunday, the last ' 8?8S,ed nd, as usua it is expectet
day of tho contest Formerly, the
largest number attending waB 50. Roy,
nftimR honrta .h n .in. uL
ry Nixon's followers are
scambllng aftor chickens.
Hauling at Good Clip Now.
Two motor trucks and fivo toams
ore now busy hauling lumber rroni tho .
Booth-Kelly mill at this place and
loading it on Oregon Electric cars In '
Eugeno for shipping to points In tho ,
northern middiewest states. Six car. I as propased by the court may be ex
loads wore loaded out during the first pected this year.
two days of this week. The average 1
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Library Reading Room Opened Sunday
At a special meeting the Springfield
Public Library board hold last Mon-
day evening, was virtually decided
that the project of throwing the library
open aB a readme room each day in
the week, should' bo started on Sun
day. December IT. .All members
ot the board were prosont.
'Golden Chaatls" Can Be Seen.
Local auto owners will be Interested j
to know that the $25,000 Series 17
Studebaker car, which has been nam-
ed the '.Gplden Chassis" from the fact
that.lt Is entirely finished In g-oia, will
bo. on-display today nd tomorrow at
the Sweet Drain Auto company's gar
S at 104JJ 0k street in KKae.
TO OPEN STORE SATURDAY
E. E. Kepner Almost Beady To Launch
New Business Venture.
E. E. Kepner will bo ready for busi
ness Saturday morning with a lino of (
Christmas toys, notions, dishes an 1 j
granitewarc. at his storo bulldlne on
Main street, between Third and Fourth
r Tr-- w. in i . i t ,
mi. jivi'ijui win wuuuuui uiu uuaiucEf
by himself at present
I Tf.. AnAnfHw 1lnA .III - f - , 1 - 1 .. 1
r chrj8tnillg g00dB of wh!ch 8hJ.
ments are b-slng received now. Later,
other lines of stock and more fixtures
jwill bo received. Mr. Kepner plans
I to carry montly articles ranging
price from five cents to one dollar.
Bazaar Nets Baptist Ladles Aid $37.
Thirty seven dollars was taken in
at tho fancy work bazaar and tea held
by the members ot the Baptist ladies
aid one door west ot the Swarts and
Wbshburne meat market yesterday.
Handkerchiefs, aprons, quilt covers,
pin cushions, Japanese fancy articles,
and other articles, were sold from
TAX MAY BE LESS
THAN IS ESTIMATED
FOR COMING YEAR
18.75 Mills May Be Needed For County
A8 Property Valuation Is Higher
Than Was Believed.
It is probable that the county tar
lew this year will bo iiomowhat 1pr
. " ... . . . .
than 18.75 mill, which was the tenta-
iuve amount esiimaiea oy me county
court D8roro tne exact assessed valu-
'aUon r the property of public ser-
T,ce corporaiions ana an property m
1,511,0 county, was known. Although"
decrease in . property valuation
oyer.haU.a.llllon dollars,. Jt J"EJS&
j Puoiic service commission yesterday
' The assesed valuation of the p'rop-
erty of public service corporations In
Lane county this year is $3,912,186.67,
according to word received by Asses
! sor B. F. Keeny, from the state public
' service commission yesterday morning
This is compared with a valuation of
$4,423,525.15 last "year, a decrease of
over half a million dollars, or to be ex-
act, $511,338.48. The assessed valu-
ation of all other property In Lane
county this year Is $26,413,372, making
a total of $30,325,458.67.
I The court made thl3 tentative levy
upon an estimated total valuation of
'nnnmxtmntniv tan nnn ono th ,n.t
'(iBUres as to tho valuation of the Dron-
ertv not beInB avatiawo as no -po
had been rocelved from tho puo0
80rvJca corporation, neither had tho
amount of the state tax been recelvea
from the stato tax commission, but
he court estimated it at 4.576 mills,
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f T b"dget B
1 1 r. 1. n .1 ln I. A .1- . 111 ...
v " . " "v
tUe departments of the coun-
with a Higher valuation than ex
pected placed upon tho public service
properties in tho county and with a
probable acceptance of the recom-
mendntlon or tho taxpayers at the
meeting for a reduction in at least
some of tho Items in the budget, a
somewhat lower levy than 18.75 mills
ja8per Man Sells 11 Goats for $1E5.
T. H. Goyeau of Jasper was in
SprlnBfle,d yatorday on his way home
from EuSne whore ho sold 11 goats
t0 R' A Doth. ot tho Booth-Kelly
Lun?bor company for $125. The
animals, which wero registered Angor-,
nB! wtn g0 to Mr- BoUi's now ranch
in uonion county. Mr. uoyeau is;pJttoes: Judiciary, Cofflp, BresBler,
ono of the foremost dealers In regU-' waiter; Finance, Weber, Coffin, Peeryj
tored stock in Lane county. ' J streets, Peory, Brassier, CoIHb Health,
; j Weber, Dressier, TPery; PrlRtlag", w4
B. B, feamt Elect Officers. .Police. Brescler. CofftUi Weber: Fire
Bertha, Llndley has boon elected,
captain and Audrey Perkins manager
of tho high-school freshmen girl's
basketball team ,rocontly'1( organized.' 1
Tho, aopnomoro girls have elocted
Gladys Leploy captain ot tholr toam.
. and have made Wanna McKinney
MAY BE GIVEN OP
Council Refuses Levy And Prw-
: ident Declares He Will Not
COUNCIL BUSY MONDAY EVE
PaMe an Ordinance, Hear. Petition;
Authorizec Installation of Foun
tains and Electa President
It seems probablo that the Spring
field Municipal Band will bo disorgaV-
,zed Somet,mo -4g0 D. S. BeaW,
th 8talemCnt that Un,eB8 0,8 C,tr
, .ranted a one half mi,, levy -He
e Doay was peuuoning ror, be woaw
give up the band, 'as he woald noi
solicit any mere donations from the
business men. At the regular month,
ly council meeting- Monday evening,
the petition asking support for the
city band waB brought Hp and refused.
The reason gives was that it was pr&-
sented too late to obtain a share In
the general levy, and that no special
levy could be made for the band The
Monday evening session of thee-uacil
was an especially busy one JMBides
. . '.
me consiq,erauon ot me mm peii-
w . . .
Hon.- amonir other, matters- another
......i.i . i 1.
vcuuua WBO amia' aa """" waa
passed.- council appointments were
made, provisions were made for the
installation of drinking fountains, a
. , 4. n g-f
ing follows in. detail:
AVI McCulloch, chief engineer of
the Oregon Power company, asked per-
mission to arrange some signal where-
by the citizens may be warned that
the city water is to be shut off. for
repairs or other reasons. His request
was" granted, and the signal will be
worked out in conjuction with the fire
and water committee. Tho report
of the recorder and treasurer were
read and approved.
A petition was presented by the
Springfield Feed company, asking that
the firm be allowed to keep a few hogs
under its' warehouse, near fhe rall-
f03"1 track. The petition was refus-
ed. on the ground that It was contrary
to the city ordinance pertaining to the
keeping of such stock.
A letter was read, from tho First
National bank of Eugene, which has
bid for- the G street bonds, saying it
waseady to accept the bonds as soon
as"tn'e transcripts were approved, by
the, bank's attorney's.
The subject of the repeal of an or
dinance requiring plumbers' licenses
was brought up and discussed. Tho
matter was referred to city attorney
S. P. Ness, who is to draft a new or
dinance which will do away with this
feature of the license fee. The sub
ject will again be brought up at the
council's next regular meeting.
I An ordinance was passed prohibit
ing the destruction of property and
the defacing of buildings. This or
dinance, which becomes effective at
once; since it has an emergency clause
Is intended to catch thoso people who
delight in marking up plato glaBS win
dows, and in playing other pranks of
like nature. The fine provided, for
offenders Is from $1.00 to $200.00.
The council authorized the lnstal-
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.lunuii ui u uiiuniu luuuiuiu ui iuuiiu
and Main streets, which matter was
loft in the hands or the fire and water
committee, which was given power
to act. Tho moving of the City Hall
fountain vto Sixth street was aUo au-
Mayor- & E, Morrison made, the, fol-
lowing appointments to standing com-
and -Water. jCeffln, Breasler. Pe7.
The. recorder was ordered to preeeat
a1 Llll to tlie county for the hb of the
Springfield road roller; at the rate "ot
$4 a day.
J W. Coffin was elected president
of tho council, eueoeedltig Mulvia Fe,
Iwick, who formcrl; hqli w t- "UiRJbi