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SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, DEC. 21, 1910.
VOL. XV. NO. 94
LJ U U .'VI 'LILI I
PRESIDENT MAKES EFFORT
TO TERMINATE GREAT
Focjernl Exooutlvo Sends Porson
, allPrepRrod Documents To
, ;., Each Of Belligerent f
' 'A Nations.
. 3 .. .
Acf ION INDEPENDENT OF
OFFERS MADE BY GERMANY
'- '. '
s 1 1
Warring Nations Asked To Join Pro-
League To Enforce World Peace
Action of Neutral
Washington, Doc. 20, I'rpaldent Wil
y son ns chlof executive of tho grcatost
nation which has boon nblo to keen
freo from tliu European wnr, has tak
on tho Initiative to rostoro and inula
tain world peace llo Iioh directly
addressed all of thu bolllgercnts and
ncutraU on tho subject.
Independent of tho pence sugges
tions made by tho Teutonic allies,
' the. prccldont has called on tho bol
llgercnts to "learn how near Uio hav
on of pcaco may be for which alt
mankind longs with an Intonso and
Ho does not proposo pcaco, neither
does ho offer mediation. llo docs
however, call upon tho bclligoronts
to "compare views as to tho torms"
on which tho war can bo ended.
Announcement of tho action ot tho
president was inado personally by
Secretary ot State Lansing. Tho
greatest secrecy had enshrouded tho
action of tho chlof executive. - Tho
not was prepared by him personally
after conferring with his cabinet and
was 'sent In codo on Monday to tho.
United Statcs'-ainbassa'dors and min
isters, Tho note In part, to tho ontento,
with the variation found In that to
Germany indicated by paronthcsls, In
"Department of State, Washington,
Dec. lS.lDlG.-Tho Secretary of Stut-i
to Ambassador W, II. Pago (J. W.
"Tho president . directs mo to send
you tho following communication lo
bo presented Immediately to tho min
ister of foreign affairs of tho gov
ernment to which you aro accredited,
"Tho president ol tho United States
has instructed mo to suggest to hi
majesty's government (Imperial Gor
man government) a courso of action
with rogard to the present war which
ho hopos that tho Dritlsb government
(Imperial German government) will
take under consideration as suggested
In the roost friendly spirit and as
coming not only from a friend, but
also coming from the representative
ot a neutral nation whose Interests
havo been most seriously affected by
the war and whoso concern for Its
early conclusion arises out of , mani
fest necessity to determine how best
to safeguard these Interests if tho
war Is to continue
Move Fully independent,
"Tho suggestion which I am in
structed to mako the president has
long had in mind to offer. Ho Is
somowhat embarrassed to offer it at
this particular timo becauso It may
now scorn to havo boon prompted by
tho rocont overtures ot tho central
powers (In tho Gorman noto; 'Prompt
ed by a desire to play a part in con
nection with tho rocont overtures of
tho Central powers').
"It is in fact in no way associated
with them In its origin and tho pres
ident would havo delayed offering it
until thoso overtures had boon an
swered (in tho dorman note 'It has
In fact been In no way suggested by
I them in its origin and tho president
would havo delayed offorlng It until
thoso ovortures have boon Independent,
ly answered') but for tho fact that It
also concerns tho quostton ot peace
nud-may best bo considered In connoc
tion -with other proposals which havo
tho samo ond in view.
"Tho president can only beg that his
suggestion bo considered entirely on
Its own merltB and as If It had been
r made In other circumstances.
""The president suggests that an
' early occasion bo sought to call out
from all nations now at war such
fran avowal of their .respective vlewa an
lio the terms upon which the war wight
l oouoludod and tko arraignments
frwhtch would bo doomed satisfactory an
Swuraatoo .agakurt, its renewal or the
kindling or any similar conflict In tho
futuro as would mako it posslbjo
frankly to comparo tbom.
"lio Is Indlfforcnt as to thu means
taken to accomplish this. Ho would bo
happy himself to servo or oven to
tako tho inltlntlvo to in Its accomplish
ment in any way that might prove ac
ceptable but ho has no dcslro to do
tonnlno tho method or tho Instrumen
tality, Ono wsy would bo as accept
able ns nnothor If only tho great ob
Joct ho has It. mind bo obtained.
"Knch would bo Joolous of tho for
mation of any mora rival leagues to
preserve amuncertaln balanco of power
amidst multiplying suspicions, but
each Is 1 ready to consider tho forma
tion of a loaguo of nations to Insuro
peaco and Justice throughout tho
"IJcfora that final step can bo taken,
however, each deems It nocessary first
to scttlo tho issues ot tho present war
upon tonus which will certainly safe
guard tho Independence, tho territorial
Intogrity and the political and commor.
clal freedom of the nations involved.
"Tho life of the entire world has
boon profoundly affected, Every part
of tho great family ot mankind has
felt tho burden and tho terror ot this
unprecedented contest of arms. No
nation In tho civilized world can ba
said In truth to stand outsldo Its in
fluence or to bo safo ngalnst Its dis
turbing effects. And yet tho concreto
objects for which it Is being wagod
havo never been definitely stated.
' "Tho leaders ot tho sovora) belliger
ents have, as has boon said, stated
thoso objects in general terms.
"Out stated. In general erms, they
soom tho same on both sides.
"Tho president Is not proposing
peaco; ho Is not even offering medi
ation. .He lat merely proposing that
soundings be . taken In onlertliat we
mny learn, tho neutral nations with
tho bolllgoronts, how near tho haven
of pcaco may lio for which all man
kind longs with an intense and Increasing-
longing. Tho spirit In which
ho speaks and tho objects which ho
seeks will bo understood by all con
cerned, and ho confidently hopes for i
rospouso which will bring n now light
into tho affairs of thcNworld."
WILL ACCEPT PROPOSAL
THINKS GERMAN PAPER
Amsterdam, Dec. 10, (via London)
Tho Frankfurter Zoltung says that
It finds It dl mailt to bolleyo that tho
peace proposal ot the Central Powers
will be answered negatively, and pro
ceeds to point out tho mannctin which
both sides can bogin negotiations.
"It ! Imposslblo'says the nowpapor
"that the views ot both bellgercnt par
ties should bo similar as regards what
constitutes a suitable basis for last
ing peace, but there were times be
fore the war when wo' appeared toNba
within an approximate distance ot dis
covering such a basts. Ot courso
the war has altered much In Qio views
held 'cbnderhin'g' all these things, but
tho differences cannot bo insuperable
and Germany and her allies do not
consider thorn Insuperable,
"If the Entente Governments are
really pursuing tho atm which they
havo often announced to tho world,
thoy must seize tho opportunity to
reconcile their aim with that of tho
Conral Powers. Neither of tho com
batants haB collapsed, and an adjust
ment botween thorn can only tako
placo by agreement.
"Wo do not demand or command as
victors, but mako a proposal and
expect an answer and countor-propo-sals,
Tho precise object ot our pro
posal is to bring the bollgorents to a
common council table, whore the mis
understandings can bo cleared up."
"Prince of Peace" Almost Ready. -
Almost ovorytlilng is yln readiness
for a perfect prosentatldn ot tho beau
tiful cantata, "Tho Prince of Peaco'
which will bo given in tho Methodist
church Tuesday evening, Docombpr
26. Profossor O, E, Glass has boon
devoting much timo to training tho
two choruses which will take part,
Soloists will bo Mrs. A, Mlddloton,
Mrs, V. M. Case ot Eugono, Ira Man
vlllo ot Eugono, auu Profossor Homy
Filer ot tho Eugene Dlblo University..
The committee in charge of the can.
tata is compeeed of Mrs. II. G. Vau
Valsah, Reverend V N, Forrls, and
Maypr B. E. Morrison. Thoro is no
admission charge but an offering wffl
bo Ukoi to vy expanses,
DISTRIBUTE SCHOOL MONEY
Springfield Schools Will Receive About
$405 of Amount.
A. P. McKlnzoy, local school clork
has computed that Springflold's share
of tho rocontly announced distribu
tion of school money will bo $405,
although ho has not yet received an
ordor on tho county treasurer for tho
money. Tho distribution made by
County Superintendent R J. Mooro
was equivalent to CO cents pur pupil
In tho various districts of tho county.
The Springfield district of tho county
has 000 children of school age.
Tho money distributed at this timo
also Includes tho teachers' Institute
certificates which aro worth $5 each.
There was ItTtho neighborhood of $10,
000 In tho county treasurer's hands
in Uio school fund and as tho law pro-.
vldos that tho superintendent may
make a distribution whenever ho sees
fit, Superintendent Mooro concludes
that tho money could be usod to ad-,
vantago If placed In tho hands of tho
different school1 clerks.
SET DATE FOR NEXT ,
EIGHTH GRADE EXAM
EARLY NEXT MONTH
Superintendent E. J. Moore Announces
County Schedules For Jan-
uary 1C and 10.
Tho date for tho next eighth grade
examinations throughout tho county
will bo January 18 and 19, 1917, ac
cording to an announcement Just made
by E. J. Moore, county superintendent
Tho program for 'tho examinations
is ns follows:
Thursday Arithmetic, writing, lan
guage, agriculture and spelling.
Friday Physiology, history, geogra
phy, civil government and reading.
Tho sources of questions for 1917 are
as follows, according to announcement
of Uio superintendent.
Agriculture: Courso or Stud"y in
Agriculture: It the applicant has a
good garden. or hasilono any credita
ble woTkVlri agVlcultureV (he teacher
may give, 30 per cent for such work,
nnd tho pupil may only answer seven
questions in ngriculture. If the pupil
docs not mako a passing grade In this
subject, tho county superintendent
may not glvo moro than 25 per cent
for a creditable exhibit, which the ap
plicant may havo mado at a district
county or state fair.
Arithmetic Complete Arithmetic,
Wutson and 'Whito: No questions will
be taken from tho following subjects;
Exact interest, compound interest,
merchants rulo.bank dl8Count,exchango
tho metric system, dutios, stqeks,
bonds;, involution, evolution, square
root, evolution by factoring, applica
tions of square root, areas ot trape
zoids, study ot prisms, tudy ot the cyl
inder, similar surfaces, longitude and
time, standard time, and the appendix.
Civil government Civil Govern
ment, Relnsch. and Current Events:
(Soe rule IX for conducting elg'.h
grade, final examinations,)
Grammar Kimball's Elementary
English, Book II,
History A School History of tho
United States, Mace,' and Current
Physlc-logy Graded Lessons in Phy
stolog'y and Hygiene, Krohn. (See rule
XX for conducting elgth wrade Anal
Reading The teacher will send to
the county superintendent tho class
standing ot tho applicant in reading
which will be taken by tho superin
tendent as the applicant's grade.
Spelling Champion Spelling Book,
Writing Specimens of penmanship,
or a Palmer certificate.
'CUBS' AND 'SCOOP' CLUBS.
Organizations Formed at School ofJou
rnallsm, University of Wisconsin.
Tho students In tho course In Jour
nalism at tho University of Wisconsin
have just organized two new press
clubs, one consisting ot tho sixty 11 rat
ear students in tho Journalism clnsses
who call themselves tho Cubs' elab,
and tho other, composed ot sophomores
Juniors, seniors and graduate students
christening Itself tho Scoops,
Will Labor In Two Fields.
By spoclul renuoat Rovorond Fer
ris und wlfo, Dr. Keeney Forrls will
supply the pulpit ot North Palestine
church each alternate Sunday, thus
caring for that, fiold in connection
with Uiolr work In Sprlngtlold. Reg
ular sorvlces oach Lords day will be
maintained hero, Pastor and Mrs,
Ferris alternating 'In tho samo, Spe
cial rovlyal meetings will bo hold on
Measure Is Next In Economic
Advancement Program Of
'Agrjulture, Trade and Industrial Sub
Jeets and Home Economics Basis
of Granting of Funds.
Femoral aid for Industrial and agrl
cultural training, so that Master Av
erage Doy and Miss Average Girl may
bo bftter fitted for the battle of lite,
Is the next measuse of economic ad
vancement to which the Wilson admin
istration Is committed, and it will no
doubt bo enacted Into law before the
present session ot congress adjourns.
This is based on the thought "that
tho schools (at present) are largely
planned for the few who prepare for
college, rather than for the largo num
ber who go Into Industry.' The quota
tion Is from the report of the house
committee on education in favor of the
Hughes vocational eduration bllL
Two Bills on Subject.
Thoro are two leading bills on tho
subject receiving the attention of con
Besides tho Hughes bill Is the
measure isiuereu oy senator hoko
Smith, ot Georgia, which was passed
by the senate at the last session of
cinbress. The general principle ot tho
two bills is the same.
Tho Hughes bill proposes an appro-
jirmuuu o i,uuU,wUU 01 leuemi mnus
for the first fiscal year, Increasing each
year for 10 years until a maximum ot
7.0qWKHI is reached a8 a yearly ap-
poruonraeni 10 uio siai.es. in aaai-
tion, it provides $200,000 annually for tlon8 ad chrysanthemums predomina
a federal bureau for vocational educa-'ted ,n floral dlspiay, a few rosea
tion, in whoso hands tho work of ad- and fl0wers of other varieties
ministration would bo placed. alg0 belng seen The !n which
Under this bill the grants would be tho remains of Mrs. Stevens rest, is
made in three classes; first, for salar
ies of teachors and supervisors of agrl-;
cultural subjects; second, for salaries'
of teachers of trade and Industrial
subjects and homo economics; third, 1
for tho training of teachers for these
Three Classes of Teaching. I
For tho first purpose, agricultural
teaching, the appropriation to tho
states would begin at $500,000 and in
crease by $250,000 a year until $3,000,
000 Is reached. For the second class
ot salaries of trade and Industrial
teachers, the same allowance Is made.
For tho training of teachers the appro-'
priatlon proposed It $500,000 the first)
year and an Increaso of $200,000 a year
until $1,000,000 is reached,
In each case the states will be re-
quired to match the federal approprla- cities to attend the funeral, were; C. cated amply today when we are hit
tion dollar for dollar, after accepting ,E. Goodale, a brother aBd.Mrs.Goodalo by a snowstorm -and. have not enough,
the conditions of tho grant by their , of Portland; James Goodale. another laborers to clean the streets
legislative authorlUes. Tho states brother,and Mrs, Geedale. of Woodbury "There la a great scarcity ot i
are to provide for the custody and dis- Judge T. Harris, from Salem;. Mr. skilled labor tor railroad and other
bursoments ot the allotted funds, and aBtl Mrs- Jesse Seavey, Corvallls; and construction work. It America shuts
formulate plana in conformity with the
provlslons ot tho federal, statute.
Schools aided will be thoso under,
pnnii atmn HaiK Miinisii.TrT- i
public supervision or control, under
college grade, and such as are do-;
signed to prepare boys and girls over i
14 years of age for useful pursuits,
They may be all day schools. In which ,
nMntlnnlli. knlf kn . I, ...111 , ,. '
hv.., ... u
ip vocauonai training, pan HW,
schools for workers over 14 years of
ago. or night schools for young work-
ors over 1G vearB of ace.
If tho plan laid down in the Hughes
of agricultural subjects
wlll be apportioned on tho basis of
rural population ot the states; salar
ies ot trades teachers on the basis of
urban population, and appropriations
for training teachers on the basis ot
total population. It Is, proposed, how
ever, that uo state shall receive loss
than $5000 the first year, nor less than
$10,000 at the end of 10 years for each
of tho threo divisions.
Oregon' Total $341,230
Under this plan, Oregon would re-
ceivo ror salaries or teacaera in agn- tunB to catch tbe BmaU flBger ,
cultural subjecis $6000 the first year ,eft 4 a trim-saw at he Booth
s'1'1 22,200 tho tenth year and there-lKel,y mUl TvHMHjay mernmg, wHU
after, For salaries of teachers of thQ result that the Ume.was ahn(t
trades and homo economics It would an(1 lno e partially cut la Jk
rocolvo $501)0 tho first year and $2l,W0 SUouW jing unlooked fer ktf
la the tenth year und thereafter. For only B Btlllness f lie
the training of toachors In these M ffioml)er H heals, hH thet-
CortI oq j.;iso three
FINDS NEW PAPER SOURCE.
Process That Makes .Over Ola" News'
papers Is A Succete.
Tho high cost of print paper is larg
ly roponsible for bringing Intd (ho
limelight Dr. Thomas Jasperson of
Neenah, Wis., who is confident ho has
invented a process whereby old news
papers are transformed Into pure white
! stock, to be again used for newspaper
i iuo process removes an inn irom
I the old newspapers, and they aro
ground up, made Jnto pulp and run
inrougn a papermaning macnine, com--r
' Ing out !mmalcn!ate, whiter than tho
CONSIDERED or'e'n8' Palcr' Dr Jasperson "work
(cd more than four years before he
(perfected talji cosi pound. He com
pleted his work about a year ago,
Then ho persuaded a paper manu
facturer at Kalamazoo, Mich., -to make
a tcsL The result was a success.
A few weeks ago the mill ot the com
bined Locks Paper company made one
( run of the Jasperson paper. It was
usea in puDiicauon ot tne Neenah
' per, and reMU wai a
flnn, whto aBd ot a excellent quality.
FRIENDS GATHER TO
GIVE LAST TRIBUTE
TO MRS. W. STEVENS
Overflow Crowd And Beautiful Flow
ers Help Show General Esteem
In Which She Was Held. .
As one token of the general esteem
in which Mrs. Ida Goodale Stevens
was held, is the fact that the number
of relative and friends who attended
ithe funera, TuC8(1ay afternoon could
not all find seating room,- and tho
home at Mill and E streets is an tan
usually large one.
Another evidence that Mrs. Stevens'
loss Is felt by the entire community
cunt a tha littBIltlflll fin rat Afferiara.
whlch wero arranged upon and Twlthm
the caet. An especial beautiful
plece a wreath. from the Knights
and Ladle, of Security, of which order
Mr n memfcSr. tlar
a half couch ot cream velour plush.
After tho service at the home at
1:30 o'clock by Reverend J. S. Mc
Callum of Eugene, the mourners gath
ered at the Masonic cemetery in Eu-
gene( hore the Knights and Ladi$s
0 sCCUritv crave their service followed
by a prayer from Reverend McCallum.
The pallbearers were: O. B. Kessey,
M. M. Peery, Jesse Seavey, Harry M.
Stewart, W. L. McCullocb, and B. A.
Washburno. W. F. Walker had charg
of the funeral arrangements.
The banks of this city closed at
one o'clock for the remainder of the
day, and the other business houses
were closed from 1:30 until 3:00. so
that all might pay their last respects
to the deceased.
Among those who came from, ether
Mr- 8nd Mrs- Dert Rholmschnelder ot
YOUNG PEOPLE PLAN GIFT
.will r-roviuc r-acndgc
e or sweets tor
Each Person at Countv Farm.
, , .v .
ions of the own-
1, tte Cat J
' . 1
Young Peoplo, and The Christian En -
,,,., RnMviiv hnnrtnrt tncnth.
Jn a Joct whercb cach of
2fi ,nniates at hf C0UntJP f wlu
.... . ,.J1
0 banTn figs daZ 1
25 cents in silver. Each society ,
.. Drovldo 8evcn DacvaEes. the re-
ma!ning flve Delng taken caro of by
a number of young men who havo
offered this service.
In addition to tbo gift packages,
the residents at the farm aro to en-
Joy another pleasure from local young
neoDle. for four young ladles havo
each volunteered to bako a cako for
Delbert BucknUm Lacerates Finger.
Delbert Bucknum had the mlsfor-
MANY OPPOSED 10
Call Measure With Teet Claus
As Passed By Senate, A Det
triment To Country,
UNSKILLED LAIOR NEEDED
AtterneyKWfrr. Says Ms44flatfcM of.
H . M eb re Wjw Net; f
. Satisfactory. '
The pasaage by the Ssate e- th
Immigrant bill, with the literacy tet
Is very likely to work arfeM hard
ship for this country, if it beeosaea
a law. according to person who havo
opposed this restrKive feature. Taos's
Interviewed yesterday were united Ik
saying that the bill waa against the
best Interests of the country as well
as unfortunate for Evropeass who
might seek a re-fage here from re'.l.
jgious and political persecatfoB.
I "I think the passage ot the Immigra
tion bill with the literacy clause would
be very unfortunate and detrimental
to the best interests of this country."
said Max J. Kohler, attorney, who has
appeared before Congress to opposa
the measureiBd has written extea-f
slrely ob the subject "The cowatry
particularly seeds. Immigrants who
have been deprived by cendiltoBS x
broed ot epportaalty for book-learning
because they ean be reHed npoite '"
the normal laker wMefc.awr country
requires, working on our farms and
n oar mines, excavating fqr cwr build.
4fava onri ha IIVb
"During the last normal year ot im-
migration before the war which, ended
June 30. 1914, there were upward of "
302,640 .farmers and farm laborers who
came over here oat of a total ot 1.21S,.
000 immigrants, and in addition to
these there were 320,000 representing
the wives and. children of these far
mers. The illiteracy was particular
ly great among those.
"It is true that exemption of victims
of religious persecution in the birl was
designed to exempt particularly Arme
nians and Russian and Roumanian
Jews, but unfortunately the Senate,
at the last moment, modified even
that provision in the House bill, so as
to make it unduly complicated and
unsatisfactory from an administrative
point of view,"
Professor Vlttorio Racca of New
York University, formerly Professor
of Economics at the University ut
Rome, said: "My. idea la that it would
oral measure i(i normal times It would
be a mistake for the United States
to pass such a measure, but bow it
ja even a reater mistake because la
'this country there Is such a great
tack of unskilled tabor. This ladU
0ut cheap labor indefinitely the con-
ditlon will be like building without a
i foundation. The uniteu mates ai-
ready has adequate means to prevent
unuesiraDio auens ana paupers iron
coming to this country. However.
I think there will not be a great tide
of a"or the r Eur-
,? 1 10 wori at
Mmil fitril r. t nil "
Louis Marshall satd he was as strong
'ly as ever opposed to the "teracy test
bnt Pfer red not t to view
of the fact that there was to be a
conference committee of the House g
deal with this question.
Grand Patriarch Will Visit Here.
On Friday evening, local membert
ot tho G. A. R. Encampment and of
tho I. O. O. F, lodge are looking for
ward to a big meettug, when the Grand
Patrarch ot the Encampment will
mako his annual visit to this city. Th
members of the Progressive 22, the'
degree staff of the Refcekaka, will
serve a .banquet to both the Encamp,
meat and the Subordinate lodge., The
affair, which la to be held la the Odd
Fellewa hall, will comxaemoe at eight
Tbe cowhwed glee clube ot the Ka
peae Bible University will give an.
ratorical, musical, and vocal, prefyam,
at the First ChrUtiaa chiirth la Ku
dae, hmBc at 8:15. o'etaelc tkhf ,