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THE SPRINGFIELD NEWS
MONDAY, JANUARY IB, 1017.
They Hold All the Offices In Uma
I BY HIS MOTHER-IN-LAW
TOOK CHARGE FIRST OF YEAR.
Executed Campaign Coup Which Lift
Men Gasping EltcUd Mayer, Four
Members of Council, Recorder and
Treaturor -All New Officials Are
Married Promise Many Reforms.
Kansas City.-Woman lias coma Into
her own In Umatilla, Ore., says tho
Kansas City Times. Umatilla now has
a woman mayor, four councllwouicn.
a woman recorder anil n woman treas
urer. Tliey went Into olUce Jnn. 1.
The only thing left for the men Is the
offlco of town marshal, anil he or sho
Is appointed by the mayor. The men
aro hoping for the best.
A campaign coup which has left the
men gasping swept the women Into
office It was not until 2 o'clock the
afternoon of election day that the men
realized the women had a ticket In the
field. Down at the town hall, where
the destinies of Umatilla arc shaped,
the politicians laughed at the "rumor."
It was n Joke, Tho smllos vanished
when the ballots were counted, and
Former Diplomat Prefers That Money
Should Go to His Wife.
New York. Charles II. Shcrrlll, mln.
Ister to Argentina when Mr. Taft was
president and organUer of tho great
prepnmlness parade here, has refused
to nccept f 100,000 bequeathed to him
by his mother'nluw, Mrs. Sarah Bar
ker Olbbs, w illed last May, leaving
fcHH.TI'O to Mrs. Shcrrlll. His decllna.
tlon became known when announce
ment was made from the stato comp
troller's otllce that an otllcinl appraisal
had placed the net estate at fSS3,W0.
Mr. Shcrrlll told n reporter over tho
telephone from his home In Sixty-tlfth
street that while ho was deeply moved
by the bequest he preferred that It
) should go to the residuary estate and
become part of his wife's share.
Tho former diplomat seemed to feel
that It was n thing of no consequence
to look $100,000 In tho fnco or faces
and then turn n cold shoulder.
"It really wouldn't Interest any
body," ho said of his refusal. "I don't
like to discuss It: It's rather too per
sonal for discussion. I simply felt that
I'd rather hare the sum go Into the
residuary estate and revert to Mrs.
For Parents' Aid
Urges. That Elders Take, Youngsters
In Hand Beforo Court' It
' Forced To Do 8o
tho men still ore wondering just how
"happened. AN TRANSIT I INFS IN
The women won't tell. They won't !
eay whether It was "framed" at some j
EewiDg circle, uriuge ciuu or cuurcu
social. All they will say Is:
"Now we're gulng to show the men
what a strictly business and econom
ical administration really Is."
E. E. Starcher, who was running for
re-election to the mayor's office, was
defeated by his wife by twenty-eight
Totes. All efforts to interview Mrs.
Starcher have failed. However, after
a conference in the kitchen Mrs. Star
cher came to the door and gave out
"As yet the women have nothing to
say as to their future policy or as to
why they desired control, but from the
best Information we are able to obtain
they were dissatisfied with the past
administration, claiming inefficiency
. and a general lack of business ability
so for as the running of the city was
Umatilla is a railroad town. All
morning election day the women re
'mained nt home, busy with their dally
'duties. In the afternoon they put on
their bonnets and begau a whirlwind
campaign. They met the trainmen in
the yards ns they came in from their
various runs, buttonholed them and
carried them off to the polls. Despite
the fact that Mr. Starcher is chief dis
, patcber at that place, be did not swing
t the labor vote. . .
All of the officers are married. Out
of a possible 200 votes 174 were cast
The defeat was decisive.
HEW YORK GREATLY TAXED
City Traffic Increasing at Rate of
More Than 100,000,000
" GETS LICENSE ON CREDIT.
Has the Time, the Place, the Girl, but
liacon, Ga. Simon Cox had the
nerve and the girl, but not the money
to pet married on.
Cox took his troubles to Attorney Hu
bert F. Rawls, who stood him in good
stead In city court a few months hack,
and Rawls agreed to stand good for the
Together Cox and the attorney went
to the ordinary's office, and after ex
plaining things Rawls got a license for
Cox and Miss Ella Hardy of East Ma-
'Til pay you in a few days," Cox told
the ordinary as he walked out of the
office with the license in his hand.
TRAIN ROBS HOLDUP MEN.
Mail Carrier Beaten by Thieves When
, Hook Snatches Letter Bag.
New York. Alfred Lorenzo, a Yon
kers mall carrier, notitled the police
that n pouch filled with registered mat
ter had been saved from two thieves
by the projecting hook on the mall car
of an exprefs train used to take mall
tags on the fly. which grabbed it from
Jils hands as the train flew past at
.forty-five miles an hour.
Lorenzo was at the depot putting the
pouch In position on a small crane for
the train to take It. Two thieves beat
the mall carrier on the head, ne held
the pouch tightly far above his bead.
Presently the trdln came along, saved
the situation, and the robbers fled.
New York. In November the subway
carried an average of 1,109,023 pnssen
gers a day and the "L" 1.0H.SS3, a to
tal of 2,214,500, nccordiug to a state
ment issued by the Interborough Rapid
Public Service Commissioner Whit
ney estimates that city traffic Is In
creasing at the rate of more than
100.000,000 annually. More than 325
miles additional of subway and ele
vated lines are being built.
In 1S72 a total of 13S.722.10C passen
gers were carried, or 147 rides during
the year for each persou In the city.
In 1SS2, the first year of the "L," 230,
510.S32 passengers were carried, or 215
rides for each person In the city. In
100C, tho first year of the subway.
SSG.CGl.20G were carried, or 29S rides
for each person.
Under the enpflon of "Struggling to
Keep Up With New York" the Inter
borough officials wiy:
"Each year the -problem of handling
the millions of New York traffic grows
Increasingly difficult The struggle Is
bard, not to anticipate the city's fu
ture needs, but merely to keep up with
the present. Extensions of transit fn
cilitlcs. no matter how rapid, do not
seem able to keep pace with crowds
"In September the subway carried n
daily average of 1.0G0.000 passengers,
By November this average was In
creased to 1,100.000 dally.
"All this traffic, too. It should be re
membered. was on lines designed orig'
inally to core for 400,000 passengers
"Always It Is the same story. No
matter how fast rapid transit lines are
built In New York city, tho transports
tlon needs of the population seem to
keep ahead of them."
Somo of our towns' boys vnrylnjt
in ago from eight to fifteen years,
htivo boon Inclined to trespass on oth
er pcoplo's property. Especially hao
thoy boon trampling on lawns, break
ing down shrubbory, and breaking
windows, and committing othor dep
redations. This thing must bo stop
ped. It ls known who somo of the
trespassers nro and prosecution haa
only boon withhold out of sympathy
for parents and friends. '
But If It continues If parents can
not control tho youngsters and coop
orato with tho probation officer, bo
that tt Is stopped, boiuo one's boys
and some one's girls will mora than
likely bo put umlor tho tight rolgn of
being nindo wards of tho court, or
may bo more soverely punished.
Tho boys umlor 18 years of ago novo
no legal right to smoke cigars, plpos,
nor cigarettes, or to uso tobacco In any
form. If tho law In this respect were
enforced, our little chicken coop of i
city Jail would bo running overfull,
with no sparo room loft In tho sub-Jail
on tho hill. Now a word to tho wise:
thoro Is a threatened state wide cam
paign of law enforcement In this ro
spect; It la already on In Portlnnd. Si-
lem, and somo other cities: May not
parents, marshals, teachers, pollco
forces, and ministers, cooperate and
see if this condition ennnot be local
ly eliminated, or at least, to that ox-'
tent, that thero will be no danger
of a head on collision, by having to
drag somo of our boys before thorc
corder or tho county court.
Hoping that all Interested In tho
well being of their children, will try
and hold them In check, so that tho
Juvenile officer may not become forced
under the law, to urgo rigid measures,
I remain respectlfully, the public's ser
vant, J. Wi, Perkins, probation officer
of Lano county, Oregon.
C'eFunT' Woman la Deaif."
For Sals, Rent, Wanted, Eto.
WANTED Man to cut wood and rnlso
potatoes on shares call on V, Knick
erbocker, Dcadmntt's Forryr 3 rnlloj
north of SprlnRfloUl. Sts.
WANTED Second hand organ In
good condition, Price to bo reason
able Phono 14-IM4, I). J. Uonli
SUTTON BLDQ. . . PHONE 20-J
Dr. ADALINE KEENEY FERRIS
Homeopathlo Physician and Surgeon
Office, Baptist I'nrsoimgo
Corner 8ocoud and O Streets
HOURS! TO 12. PHONE tO
DR. J. E. RICHMOND
lens kIiishor In
Return to Nowi
LOST: Pair double
case, largo glass.
"WANTED for box factory, steady
work ono planornmn. throe cut olf
men, thrco band sawyers, ono cir
Fruit Qrowors Supply Co,, Hill, Cnl."
FARM LOANS At tho lowost rntn
and on tho easiest terms to ho hud.
J. C. Holbrook, Springfield.
FOR INFORMATION regarding homo-
stond entries In Central Oregon,
write enclosing stamped envelope to
A. O. King or D. D. Tusslug, Broth
COCKERALS FOR SALE: White Leg
horn puro bred O. A. C strain, alx
months old, $1.00 each. Call pt 710
FOR SALE Practically now Ollvor
Typewriter number 5. Mnchtno la
equipped with tabulator and back
spacer. It Is In good running onlor
Call at tho News office and have It
HOUSEHOLD GOODS At private salt
January 25, on account of leaving
for tho East. East Main street
Stewart addition. Herbert Burghor
Real Estate Transfers.
1 J. A. Cox et ux to Nancy Conrad
Lots 7 and 8, block 1, Hollo addition
to Springfield, 910.
R. E. Brabham et ux to Sadie M.
Perking 65 acres in township 17
south, rango 4 west, $10.
D. W. ROOF, JEWELER
SPRINGFIELD, . OREGON
FINE WATCH REPAIRING
Made to Measuro Suits
Lemley Suit House
Ono 110 x 3 Nou Bhlil hiiiiji
Ono 30 x 3 Non Hkltl Himp
Ono 34 x l Plain Htrnlght Hlilo
Ono 35 x I Plain Q. I)
Ono 30 x -Hj Squoogo treat!
Stoddard Dayton Garage
8th Avo. E. 242 Phono 148 Enot of Hotol Ooburn Half Block
Euguno FORD SWITCH KEY SERVICE STATION NO. 1 Oregon
Saturday, Jan. 20
The Musical Success of
Beauty, Fun and Faahion
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Throt Acts By CttPflm CuvJliIer
V...L r.- r a. ! S . I r i r t 1
'-1 iivio ,viii'itii vi nw iotk, ormofi ana i.meijo. CHORUM
LAUGHTER-SOG HITS MUSICAL GEMS-NOVEL
9ui, l'ihUanrl vrv nnl Sr r of Jhyoai Vimth." - Xt urJ-fwi-i Ptk
NOTE Owing to the large Guarantee this company de
mands for the plnylng'one night BtnndH we are compelled
to scale all the loWcr floor nt $2.00.
MAIL ORDERS NOW, For $2.00 scats only. All $1.00 and
$1.50 scats will be sold in tho order of the line on the
morning of the Rox Ofllce Sale, Friday, January 19, 10 A. M.
Prices $2.00, $1,C0, $1.00 and $.50. Curtain 8:45 P. M.
1 CANT FIND ANY POOR.
Utopia (Fluihtns, N. Y.) Hasn't On
Parson Who Is In Ntad.
New l'ork. Utopia Is Just nine and
even-tenths miles from Manhattan.
It Is sometimes called Flushing.
In this- Utopia Is a Jefferson Demo
cratlc club, which looks after the
wants of the poor In Its vicinity
Tho members contributed $1,500, and
a committee was appointed to bunt
out the needy that they might be sup
piled with holiday baskets.
The committee, after investigating,
reported there were no needy In
Flushing, and the Democratic club has
$1,500 on its hands with which It
doesn't know what to do.
Fifty ent Offsr For ?11,000 Gtmt.
New York. An offer of 50 cents for
$11,000 worth of Brazilian diamonds
waa the best Washington Forco could
obtain. lie admitted stealing them
from the steamer Vasurt last week, the
New York police say. Disgusted with
failure to rliid a buyer, ho left -the
gems, lu a laundry and wrote tho com
pany: Jlle Is Jit-hJ fit f5,000 bail.
LEFT FORTUNE TO SERVANT.
Relatives of Dead Woman Fight the
Carlyle, III. Kate Mulcaby, gray
haired and rheumatic, ls heir to an es.
tate between $100,000 and $200,000, left
by her mistress, Mrs. John McCabe,
but relatives of tbe dead woman are
going to to to break the will.
Kate served Mrs. McCabe forty-one
years. Mr. McCabe's husband was a
prosperous physician when Kate came
to work for them He died, leaving little-
property. Kate left for u time, but
Mrs. McCnbe's urgent plens caused her
to return ut u financial nacrl(lce.
Mrs. McCabe said Knte should be the
sole heir to ,the mistress' property If
Kate would stick by ber till dent!.
Then oil whs struck on tho McCabe
property, making Mrs. McCabe the
richest woman In Clinton county. She
kept her promise to Kate Just the same.
Dog Stars In Motion Pictures.
Carlisle, P.i. Kill, bank messenger
bulldog and pet of Carlisle, will go
down In pictorial history to future gen
erutlons. He U starred In a motion
picture drama performing his dally
task of carrying the hotel deposit to
the bank and returulug with the pass
book. Among other popular tricks that
have been Aimed Is that of smoking n
$ t y S, 6, b
P GUARDSMAN, JILTED,
END8 LIFE IN UNIFORM
Now York. Jilted on his return t
from the Mexican border, Ezra '
"V B. Naylor, Jr., a New York na- $
ttonal guardsman, put on bis full $
t uniform, plugged all crevices In 4r
f bis room, turned on tbe gas and t
J- threw himself on his bed, with 4?
his former fiancee's picture, and f
died. On u table was the letter
giving him bU release aud telling '
111 in another had supplanted him. 4
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3'$ $ J f 4"i 5 A f U. j-"-
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$50 Diamond Ring
$25 Gold Watch
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VOTE SCHEDULE ;
January.18 to 24 Inclusive. January 25 to 27 Inclusive. January 28 to 31 Inclusive, "
Now Sub. Old Sub. Now Sub. Oid Sub. Now Sub. Old Sub
VotOH Votes Votos Votes yolo VoU8
1 year . $1.60 J000 BOO 1 year $1.50 900 4G0 1 year $1.C0 760 37G
2 yc-arB $3.00 3000 1500 2 years . , v l$3.00i tt- 270? .in ,,135 e 2 ybara $3.00 2400 1800
2 yoara $4.50 5000 2G00 3 years 4.60 4i f 4500 .22.Q, ,, 3 yearH f-i.60 4000 2000
A yeara J0.00 10000 5000 4 years G.OO K00O 4G00 4 yenra 0.00. 7000 3760
5 years J7.50 16000 7500 5 years $7.60 13000 0750 5 years 97.CO 12000 C000
10 years $15.00 30000 1500 10 yeara fl6.00 28000 14000 10 years 915.00 25000 12C00