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SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, JANUARY, 4, 1917
VOL. XV. NO. 99.
R. R. TRAFFIC MD
Figures Compllod By Rnllwny
Age Gazette Roveal Intoroo
EQUIPMENT IS INCREASED
Cart Orderedln Past Year Over Double
Those Contracted, For Two
Railroads ot tho United Statos ondod
ttio year I91G with tho largest traffic
and earnings record In their history
though with an abnormally reduced
voluino ot now construction, accordliiK
to statistics compllod by thu Hallway
Ago Gaxctto published lu Its annual
review. Figures show tliut this pros
perlty Is rollected linmedlatoly la
heavy orders for now ouulpmont and
In other expenditures.
Tho inllougo of now railroad built
during 1910 has boon 1008 nillos, au
incroaso over 1010 when only 933 uiIIoh
wero built tho smallest uinount of
new construction In any yeur sluco
tbo Civil War. While there has been
an Incroaso In now construction ll ha.
continued to bo small. There was a
reduction lu second truck built, this
amounting to 313- miles, as compared
with 3G0 miles lu 1915 and C0C mllos
In 1914. Tboro wore 31 miles ot third
fourth and other main tracks built,
as compared with 05 miles in tho pro
ceedlng year. Tho largest amount of
new construction was in Montana,
whero 99 miles of railway wero built;
fciouth Carolina bolng second with 'J
inlcs and California third' with 78.
Now construction in Canada shows a
lieavy decline, only 290 miles having
ecu built ay compared with 718 mllos
it 1916 and 978 miles lu 1914.
Tbo lucrcaso in tho purchaso ot now
equipment was much greater rolutlvo
ly than tho increase in now construe
lion. Tho following shows tho orderi
wlthlng the last three years.
'Freight curs, ordored, 1910, 170,000;
1915,107,700; 1914, 80.2C4.
PuBSongur cars ordered, 1910, 2349;
1915,3092; 1914, 2002.
Locomotives ordered, 1910, 2923;
1915, 1573; 1914, 1205,
Tho number of freight curs ordorcd
for domestic service is larger than lu
any year since 1912, and tho numbor
of locomotives Is .larger than eitbor
J914 or 1915.
In addition to tho ordors received
'from tbo railways ot tho United States
tho locomotive and car builders of
this country received largoly Increased
orders for equipment for export. Tho
numbor of freight cars thus orderod
was 25,032, compared with 13,222 In
J91G; and the numbor of locomotives
was 2983, compared with 850 In 1915.
Tho number of locomotives ordered for
both United States and forolgn rail
' roads totaled 6900, which excoeds tho
total number of locomotives ordered
from builders ot tho United States
in any yeur slnco 1905.
Tho llallway Ago Onzotto draws a
comparison between tho yeur 1910 and
tho yeur 1900, Just a decade before. Tho
year 1900 Ilka 1910, was characterised
by record breaking trufllo und ouru
ings, by a largo "car shortugo" and
severe congestion of traffic and by ex
toiiBlvo movements by rullwny labor
for higher wugos. On tho other hand,
1900 came near tho end of a period
" of great prosperity for tho railways
during which thoro had boon a largo
expansion of facilltlos, while 1910 fol
lows a period ot deprlBsion with a
relatively small expansion.
In the ilvo yours ending with tho
culondar year 1900 alnioat 23,500 mllos
ot now railway wore built in tho United
States, an average of almost 4700 mlloa
a your. During tho five years ending
with 1910 thoro wero less than 10,000
miles built, an avorugo of Iobs than
2000 miles a ear.
In tho flvo years ending with 1900
the numbor of locomotives ordorod for
tho United Statoa was 22,400, or almost
4500 per year, In the Ave years cud
lug with 1910 the number has been
lea? than 14,000 or about 2800 a year,
in tho flvo years ending with 1&08
tho total number of freight cars or
dered was almost 1,100,000, or an at
XJurAge ofover 218,000 a year. Ia tbo
fivc years ending 'Wlthjeifl the,, hum
1pr odrcrod boa boon only about. 740,
!K, an average ot abeat 144,000 a year.
METH0DIST8 MEET DEFEAT
Atliu Club VVnllops Local 'Players 67
To 23 Last Night.
Tlio BprliiRfloId Methodists uiot do
font nt tho hands of tliu Eugene Atlns
cluli haskolbull lonnt.lu a gatno played
I hero lust night. Tho score was 07 to
' 23, of which Fogies got C, It. Dlinin
! 0 llrnllnln A Xlwt W. lllmtli 11 fur
(ho local team, ami Wnrriock scoro-l
20 points, West 23, and Aloxador II
fur tho Atlas club, Orcon and W,
Lnrwood securing two oach nlso,
Tho Hnn upg last night vvoro as fol
J. Dlmm , k
Splondid Supper Is Sorvod, Off
cers Elected, And 'Other
Tho annual mooting of tho Christian
church was hold on lust Monday even
Ing. At G o'clock tbo members sat
down to enjoy a splondid supper pro
pared by tho ladles ot tho church.
Aflor tho .sapper tho congregation
gathorod In tho main auditorium. E.
B. .Morrison presided at the business
meeting which followed.
Tho following oflcors wero elected
to servo the congregation during 1917.
Elders, Morrison, Drowning, Donald
son, Harbour, Knott, Jonsen, and Hoi
brook; Doacons, Arnett, Barbro, Lee,
Stroud, Oay, McKlnney, nnd Carsoij,
clerk, Dolbort Ilurknum; financial
secretary, l Travis; treasurer, 1 M.
Stroud; chorister, B. B. Morrison;
organist, Amy Carson; assistant or
ganist, Ethlyn Powers; Janltor, W.
DeaconoBsos, Mesdumos Valentino,
Loploy, Ncttlcton, Holverson, Hod berg,
Ditto, Wheolor, and Lee. , Trustee,
IB. B. Morrison, Mr. Donaldson, and
Reports from various departments
were mudo, showing tho work to bo
In lino condition. Every member
looks forward to tho revival which
will bo conducted by tho Kollems Bros.
beginning March 1.
Former Springfield Girl Weds.
Word bna boon recolvcd hero thut
Miss Alice Stunlgor, a former resident
ot this city, was mnrried Saturday
ovonlng, Docomber 23, nt Waldo, Ore
gon to Mr. Dort Eggers. Both wore
tcachors In tho school and their mur-
rlugo wns tho renewed romance of a
boy and girl affair. Thoy mtft again
after several years ut Waldo. Tho
wedding came as a great surpdlso to
all their friends. At the ChrlstmuB
entertainment hold at tho school, tholr
wedding occurred as the last thing
on tho program. The young couple
aro now at Amador City, California.
Win Basketball Game From Lat
ter By Score of 42 To 24
ny a scoro of 42 to 24 tho local
Baptist team Jook a hard-fought bus
kotbull gamo from tho Eugouo Y. M.
C. A. "Outcnsts" horo lust Tuosday
Tho Una ups wero as follows:
"Outcasts" . Baptists
B. Madtlon (4) c D. Hlnscn
K. Urundstotter (C) f 'L. Hill
P. Fawsot l4) t N. Pengru
W, Purdy g M. Chaso
Potorson g M. Qroon
Qulner and Rowling also playel
guard and forward for tho Eugeno
team, and Hardy guard for tho Bap
tlsts. Invitation la Extended.
Good auto roads to county farm.
Thoro will bo chapol sorvlco ovory
Sunday attornoon at half past 2 p. m.
In tho county farm chapol. Wo In
vlto your attendance. All are wet
como, Thoro will bo preaching, niu
slo, and good singing, You will bo
Invitod by Judge Down and J. W.
GU S147 For 4 Ho.
Dan Baugh'of Thurston recently de
livered tow hogs to tho Swarta and
Washbuma nacklnff Dlant in thi cttr.
for which be wM'rimftii9 suso. or
WINS IRE VOTES
FROM EVERY STATE
TRAM 4YEARS AGO
Wilson Choico of Nation ;Hughe3
Foil Short of Taft And
HUGHES HAD NO REAL GAIN
Letter's Lead In A Few States Due
To Women's Voting For First
Time, It Is Said.
It appears that President Wilson
was the choice of tho entire United
States, for compilation of tbo popular
voto for president shows that he ex
ceodod his voto of 1912 In every statu
In tho unions wlille the total for
Hughes was loss than tho combined
voto for Iloosovclt and Tuft In 1912 In
I Tho 18 states showing a loss for
Hughes ovor Hoosovclt-Taft are dls-j
trlbutcd over all parts of tho country, j
j nvo aro eastern states, nve soumern
and eight western.
I In the eastern group are four of the
New England statos, Maine, New
Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachu
setts. Tho other state in that section
'whore tho Republican total slumped
wns Pennsylvania, where Hughes was
13,000 shy ot tho number cast tor
Iloosovelt and Taft.
Even In New York, where Hughes
has commonly been credited with a
greot victory, ho received only 30,00,0
more than Roosovelt and Taft secured,
(while Wilson's total was increased
1 In the southern states Hughes fell
behind the Roosovolt-Taft voto In Ala.
bamu, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi
and South Carolina. Tho Republican
voto in thoso stntea is not large, but
Republican managers talked a great
deal about increasing their voto in tho
old south, Georgia, Alabama and Louis
iana being states frequently mentioned-
Jn tho west tho bump was hardest,
with Colorado, Idnho, Michigan, Neb
raska. Iowa, Utah. Wushlngton. und
. Wyoming showing Hughes' Inability to
poll as ninny votes us Roosovelt and
Taft commanded four years ngo. In
Ohio tlicro wns a bare Increase of 8000
und In few of the states was there
any notuble guln over the Roosevelt
Taft figures, tho Increase in population
Tho vote for Hughes was about 94?,.
000 greater than tho Taft and Roose
velt total, but when the hundreds of
thousands ot new women voters in Il
linois, California, Kansas, Oregon and
(other states aro considered, the gain
Is seen to be more apparent than real.
Wilson's Increase over the 1912 vote I
approximately 2,820,000, to which every
state contributed a sbaro.
Local Mills Getting More Cart.
Both the Booth Kolly and Fischer
Boutin lumber companies are recolv
Ing mbro cars ot Into than thoy have
been ablo to get for Borne time, ol
though at tho luttor olllco it wns suld
j "wo still have to fight for all wo got."
Tho Booth Kolly pooplo say thoy uro
getting a bettor assortment of differ
ont kinds of enrs, ana moro of them,
but that the number rocelvod Is still
tM mi in iinrmnl.
W, O. W. Installs Officers.
Tho local W. O. W. lodgo hold Its
rogular mooting and Installation of
officers lust Tuosdny evening, tho fol
owing men tuklng their plucos: Council
Arthur Clurkj Clerk, H. B. Walker,
Bnnkor, D. S. Deals; Escort, Joy Wul
kor; Watchnian, J. I. Barbre; and
Mnnagora, L. B. Thompson, and R, N.
Has Garden 8eeds To Give Out.
Harry M, Stowart, local postmaster,
announces tho recolving of two sacks
ot garden soodsl which were sent
' through tbo effort of George B. Cham
Jborlatn, tor local distrubutlon, Here
tofore, tho soeds have been mailed to
I prlvato Individuals, but this year, they
lure sent without names. Packages
, may be obtained by applying at tho
Divorce Is Granted.
Judge 3, W. Hamilton today granted
Mrs. Amy I. Whttlock a divorce from
Cnrtla Whltlock, giving (be former tho
cssuxiy et toe nve ommren ana tire
jiBw of 30 4 Monti sllwoay, ,
Of STATE OFFICES
Governor May Recommend Con
solidations In Message To
TO AFFECT MANY OFFICERS
One Change Would Unite Food Bu
reau And Social Hygiene Society
With Health Board.
More than $40,000 can be saved
biennially by the reduction of the
state tax commission to a single com
missioner; tho consolidation of tho
fod and dairy commissioner and so
clal hygiene society with the State
board of health; the labor commission,
er, child labor commissioner, and In
dustrial welfare commission with tho
state industrial accident commission,
and the stallion registration board
with the livestock sanitary board, it
was pointed out at Salem yesterday.
Recommendations for the reduction
of tho membership of the tax com
mission to one commissioner, the
merging ot the dairy and food com
missioner a'nd the social hygieno so
ciety with the board of health, and
the four labor commissions, will In
all probability be embodied, in the
message of Governor Wlthecombe to
the .legislature. Whether he favors
tho last named consolidation Is not
known, but a number of legislators
regard Is as feasible, and bills pro
viding for the merger will likely bo
In its statement in the budget tho
board ot health offers to cover also
the field of the social hygiene soci
ety, , provided It Is given an. appro
priation o'f $44.5SS, which is less by
several hundred dollars than the ap
propriation given both for the cur
In the budget the state board of
health Includes the following: A
stenographer, a deputy health of
ficer, and the reinstatement ot a
school nurse. The Oregon State
Board of Health emphasizes the fact
that tho control of vicious diseases
should not be operated independently j
by a costly nnd separate orgunization
such as tbo Oregon Social Hygieno
Society. In tho requested, approprla
tion ot $44,588, the Oregon State
Board ot Health can, in addition to
the performance of standard health
work, also execute he control of
The social hygiene society Is ask
Ing for an Increase of $25,000 for
the biennium. The "dairy and food
commissioner is asking for an ap
propriatlon ot $40,800. He asks that
his own salary be increased from
$2000 annually to $3000; and that lb)
clilef deputy's salary be Increased
from $1200 annually to $1500, and
that a like increase be given the
chemist. Several thousand dollars
could bo saved by merging the ot
flco with the board ot health It Is
contended. Considerable sentiment,
however, exists against this consol
dation, und if it is effected it will
only bo after a lively tight.
- Lubor commissioner Hoff Is ask
ing for an appropriation of $11,600
for what he terms tho bureau of
labor, and estimates that fees total
ing $25,500 will be available to con
duct the factory Inspection depart
ment, A consolidation with tho in
dustrial accident commission would j
result In a saving of approximately
$16,000, It Is asserted. I
Further Savings Possible.
The child labor commission Is ask
ing for $6500, and the industrial
wolfaro commission for $7000. By
merging them with the industrial ac
cldent commission fully $7000 could
bo saved, It Is contended. Whllo
generally It seems agrood that a con
solldatlon ot too labor commissioner
and child labor commission with tho
industrial commission would be prac
tlcablo, there Is a question whether
such would be the case aa to tho lu
dustrial welfare commission, because
its work is ot a different character.
An appropriation ot $45,000 la re
quested by the livestock sanitary
boardf and the stallion registration
board requests an appropriation ot
$2000, and estimates that It will Jiavo
toes totaling $10,175 which it cun
expend. Fully hi1t of tho rropoad
(CeiiUauurt Pane Four)-
WILLIAM M. HICKEY DIES
Cottage Grove Man Passea Away Hirs
At Home Of Daughter.
William M. Hlckoy of Cottage Grove
died at tho home of his daughter,
Mrs. Minnie Donney at West Spring
flld early this morning from a com
plication of diseases. The deceased
is aged 69 years, 11 months and 25
days. He leaves a wife and two chll
dren, Stanloy Htckey of Cottago Grove
and Mrs, Mlnnio Dcnncy ot West
Springfield. The funeral will be held
at the Walker undertaking chapel
Friday January C, 1917 at two
o'clock. Interment will be made In
the Laurel Hill cemetery.
New Lane County
Officials On Duty
Burton, R'ay And Spenoer Take '
" . ; " ' Jl . n
uatn or unice i uesaay
I do solemnly swear that I wilt
support the constitution of tho United
States of America, and the constltu- j
tion of the State of Oregon, and the
laws thereof, and -will faithfully and
honorable demean myself In tho office
of to which I have been elect- '
ed, to the best of my ability, so help
me God." '
Such is the oath administered to
the new county officials, Assessor D.
P. Burton, District Attorney L. L. Ray, j
and County Commissioner E. R. Spen-
cer, wno tooK up tneir amies iues-
Most of tho officers who were re-
elected also renewed their oath and
their work went along the same as
usual with no changes In the personnel
of their office force.
The retiring officials were: Assea-
sor B. F. Keeney, District Attorney
J. M. Devers, and County Commlu-
sloner George M. Hawley. I
Following are officials of the county:
County Judge, H. L. Bown; county
commissioners, M. H. Harlow and 17.
Entries not to exceed 640 acres.
Iff, J. CParker; .assessor, D,,P. Bur- . jtowut JirsUbe. designated., by.
ton; treasurer. S. W. Taylor; school the secretary of the Interior as chief
superintendent. E. J. Moore; survey. ,v valuabIe for grazing and raizlne
ori H. W. Llbby; coroner,, Marlon forage crops Must not contaIn mer.
Vealch chantable timber, or be susceptible ot
irrigation; must be of such character
Mrs. Middleton It Guest In Portland, that 640 acres are reasonably required
Mrs. A. Middleton returned the first for support of a family,
of the week from Portland where sho On application being filed, land up
was a guest of Miss Lois Steers, north- plied for shall not be disposed of. No
west manager of Miss Julia Culp, right is given to occupy land ac
the soprano singer. Mrs. Middleton quired by reason of application unLl
heard Miss Culp sing and afterward
was one of the guests at a "reception
given In honor ot the former. Mrs.
Middleton represented' the University
ot Oregon chapter of Mu Phi Epsllon,
national musical fraternity, to which
she belongs and ot which Miss Culp
is an honorary member.
CI n J J
NQ RnVsli Rftiorffift
a . . . L , T-
County Agriculturist Refuses To
Serve After Cut; May
Farm For Himself.
N. S. Robb, Lane county agricultural
agent has hunded In his resignation to
the county court Mr. Robb refused to
serve when the county court cut tho al
lowance for his office from $2000 to
$1500. Mr. Robb said that he would
probably start farming for himself.
Tho ftfrmers of Lane county have ox
pressed their aproval of Mr. Robb and
expressed their desire to keep him. He
intimated sometime ago that he would
resign if tho allowance of the county
agent's office was cut, because, he said
The work cannot be carried on pro
porly with a cent less."
. Entrymen or patentee nas preier-
State Annual Assembly MeetlnaT" jenco right for 90 days after deslg
Th ponnrni assembly of the Church nation to enter contiguous land; whera
of God begins In Eugene today, Jan -
uury 4, and will continue 10 days,
Among tho speakers who will bo pre-
sent Is Evangelist B. G. Masters, on
of the greatest "Evangelists" on tho
Pacific coast. Reverend Masters will
be In charge of the assembly, whose
purpose Is tor the "salvation of souls
and tho glory of God." The meetings
aro conducted in the "old armory" hall.
Hav 270 Conversion.
The pastor of the Christian ckurch
reports tat the Kejllema Brothers
have closed their evangelical CM
palgn at North Yakima, Washington ;
slops. This tn mo CYRgiqc reaaa
e , tcted to begin la 6rtctt about
FROM OREGON MEN
Measure May Become One Of,
Most Important In Land
History of West. .
SYNOPSIS OF ACT IS GIVEN
Congressman Sinnott Believe Practi
cally All Of .Remaining Public
Land Will Be Taken. -J
. " Z """""r
passed by congress may become one ot
tho most important in the public land
.history of tho west Congressman Sin-
'nott of Eastern Oregon believes that
practically all the remaining public
land will be taken under It.
No other land legllature has brought
eo manjr inquiries from the western
country. The writers want to know;
details of the law, how soon they
mav acouire lahd under It. and tha
eastern Oregon congressman has al-
ready received one Detltlon asklnz
for the designating of a particular
tract for entry under the law.
one day's mall brought inquiries
from jLake, Crook, Wallowa, Union.
Grant. Wasco, Morrow, Sherman,
Wheeler and Gilliam counties; In some
instances several from the same coua
ty. There will evidently be a healthy
demand for lands that are designated
for stock raising homesteads, both bn
tho part of original -sntrymen and
on h0 part of those who ave taken up
iana under the enlarged homestead
r;o nIps of te ac. .. not ha Drlnt,
m flna, amcnde(, form for a. fe
days. Below is given a synopsis Jt
all essential features:
Former entry of same character no
bar to entry within radius of 20 milea
fr0m former entry; provided both en-
tries do not exceed 640 acres; but en-
tryman must enter contiguous land
before he can take other land,
) Instead ot cultivation under home-
stead law permanent lmprovementa
are required of not less than $1.25 ai
acre, one-half within three years after
Entrymen on existing entry
-uhmlttlnr final nroof may entc
mihmlttlnt- final nrnof mav enter con-
tiguous land where both do not ex-
'ceed 640 acres; the residence on orig-
. t . , credlted on botn Inx
provementa must bo made on addl-
land land equal to $1.25 for each acre.
Persons who have submitted final
proof, or patentees who own and re
side on original entry, may take con-
tiguous land not exceeding 640 acre
In all, expenditure to be made on ad-
dltlonal entry .
I Where no contiguous iana or lanas
within the 20 mile limit are available
entrymen or patentee residing on ana
owning original entry unlcumbered
may relinquish or reconvey to the
I Unltod States tho original entry and
In Hen thereof enter 640 acres within
the sarao land district
1 Commutation will not apply to tnesa
lands are contiguous to lands of twi
or more applicants the secretary may
make equitable division, among np.
pllcants In tracts not less than 40
acres. Whore only one such tract
may ajoln, first applicant to bava
AU entries are subject to reserve
tion tor coal or mineral. .
Lands with water needed for tha1
public are to be designated. f
The secretary la to withdraw land
needed for rights ot way to water
tag placea, shipping points and wat.
Me? aar wtater ranges, net to aseee
e telle la width en driveway leea,
tXaa 30 nrilee la iesgu, net nore uwa
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