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SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1917.
VOL. XVI. NO. 3
STILL IN THE LEAD
Miss Gortrudo Willing Is Nonr,
and Finnl Race Fop First
By no Moans Settlod.
ALL STILL HAVE A CHANCE
Only Eight Day Remain for Wind-up;
' Ballot Box, to be Used After
. 4 4
Zola Oray, Thurston SLUOO-
Gortrudo "Williams 77.475
Eunice Parker 41,000
llulh Urnttalu 33,750
Lila Miller 30.3C0
Mario Gruhum, Eugcno 27,350
MIhb Zola Orny, who has boon load
ing the mco all the way through tha
contoHt still inalntalna first place, al
though fur a time it lookod na though
Gortrudo Willlama wan Kolug to take
(ho lend. It looks now as though thy
raco for first prUo l8 being fought out
iH'lweon theso two young ladles, al
though tho other contestants still have
good chauco to win first. It l8 up
lo tho young lady and her frienda
which prize sho Is going to win.
Thoro Is a big dlffcronco botwcea
first nnd second prlzo and there Is
another big dlfforonco botwoon socond
nnd third, Npw Is tho time to dccldo
which prlzo you aro going to win.
Now is tho tlmo to got thoso subscrip
tions which your friends promlsod to
give you when you neoded thoin. You
need every possible subscription right
now. See tho vote schedule on an
other page of this puper and notlco
that delay menns in tho voto count.
Make 0110 grand effort now and da
your bent. It Is novor too lata when
you ninko up your mind to gut In and
win your sharo.
After next Saturday, February 10,
a ballott box will bo Installed In tho
News olllco nnd nil subscriptions will
bo deposited In thlH box by tho sub
scribers nnd the contestants. After
the ballott box Ib Installed tho content
manager can no. longer advlso the pub
lic or tho contestants in regard to tho
progros8 the young ladles are making
The ballott box wtl) be opened by threa
prominent men of Sprlngflold, who
will net ns Judges nnd award tho
prizes, to, the. winners, This, method
Innuros c.vcryona a square deal.
rut forth, your .beat efforts now .s
you only have a week in which to win.
Don't fall down now at tho finish. Go
after big subscription,! and you will bo
able to fill tho gap between you and
tho, tenors. In, ahort order. You can.
make afreport oyory day now If you.
wish, and a tho votes will bo -published'
on a bulletin In tho window of the
News Ofllco. In this way you can
keep your frlenda Informed as to the
progress you aro making up to tho
time tho ballot box is installed.
STUDENTS TO APPEAR HERE
Enjoyable Program la Being Arranged
for Thursday Eve.
Tho Eugene Dlblo University stu
dents will glvA tho following program
at tho Christian church . .Thursday
ovonlng Fobruary 8. Tho proceeds
will bo used ,to send, delegates from
the Intermediate C. B. society horo to
the Salom Convention. , .
E. D. U. girls double Quartette, Read
Ing. Edna Whipple; Reading, Ruth
Doogor; Duotj .Clifford Jopo, and Joco
Vornon; Reading, Chas, Drako; Ono
act Drama, KqlHp'r, Trio, Harold, Hum
bert, Madgo Humbert, and Vlvlon Kol
Ifcms; Piano solo. Admission. 15 conts.
Ray Qoodrlch Died Yesterday.
Ray Goodrich rogont of tho Uni
versity of Oregon, and vlco prosldont
of tho First National bank of Eugene,
died in Doston yesterday. Mr, Qood
rlch underwent an oporatlon at 10
o'clock yestorday morning, and never
regained consciousness. Ills brother,
Luke Qoodrlch, loft tor Boston soveral
tl Vr'l ') v ' "N
Flies Bankruptcy Petition.
-; Fobs Maplo, a Marcola druggist, who
tiau boon In business thoro for.n, num
ber of yonrs, has filed a potltlou In
bankruptcy. Ho la nlBO tho Marcola
BASKETBALL SCORES GIVEN
Christians WJn from Methodists, and
Oaptlsta Victors Over B. K.
In thin week's Saturday night ha
kolbnll frays, the Christians won from
tho Methodists by a score of 34 lo
23, and the Baptists humbled th-j
Hooth-Kelly team by boating It 21
to 18. At tho close of the league
contents, the Christians wore still In
the lend, Methodists socond; and tho
Booth-Kelly nnd liaptlsta tied for thirl
Tho lineups Included tho following
players: Baptists, A. Pcngrn, N. Pen
gra, I). Illnson, M. Chaso, nnd W.
Hardto; Ilooth-Kolly, II. Perkins, I.
McKlnnoy, J, Ash worth, Parker, and
L. Calkins; Mjolhodlsts, W, ,Dlmm,
Feglos, It. Dlmm, C. Urnttnln, and
John Dlmm; Christians, Clnronco Hill,
Guy Moshlor, Wllkowskl, It. Cairns,
and It. Moshler,
Loss of Steamer
May Prompt Action
Prosldont May Go Before Con-i
gross Touay in Regard to
Washington. Fob. 3. Tho United
States was nearer actual war tonight
than. at any tlmo since peaco was sign
ed botweon this nation and Spain.
Sinking of tho Housatonlc, an Ameri
can ship, with an Ameican crew
aboard, off the Scllly Islands, by n
Teutonic submarine, late this evening,
was tho step that brought the nation
to war's verge.
Such an act, as occurred In tho sink
ing of tho Housntolc, according to
President Wilson's own declaration to
Congress today, would result In his
second app6aranco beforo a Joint ses
sion to ask for means with which to
In euro safety of American' lives and
property on tho high seas.
The prosldont did not uso tho word
"wnr" In his veiled threat today. Nover
thetcHs, ho convoyed tho distinct im
pression that this government will go
to nny extreme to defend its rights
nnd kcop allvo tho "immemorial prin
ciples" upon which It vaB founded.
While "nwnltlng tho facts," beforo
expressing thomsclvos, ofIlclnlH woro.
nevertheless, deeply concorned at tha ;
developments which followed so close
upon President Wilson's frank warn
Ono thing Is cortaln, however, If
official facts boar out tho gloomy out
look carried in press dispatches, PresI-1
dent Wilson undoubtedly will go bo-
foro congress, probably Mondny. j
In hat event, war seemed Inevitable.
After tho tensest day Washington
has experienced In many years, oven
Including thoso drawn moments when
formor vc'rlsog . In relations with Clcr?
many .were.-In. full blast, Washington
this afternoon had settled down to
almost startling calm, , . ',
Nowb of tho Housutonlc sinking
flashed like an exploding bomb acroai
this .surface .peacofutnoas. 7
WtoUo -houso officials and officials
6f every, branch of tho government,
whon told of the sinking, wore literally
stunned for tho moment. ,
"It Isn't true," and "It must bo a
mistake," were phrases everywhere
Tho president was preparing for
dlnnor whon nows wns rushed to him
by Secretary Tumulty. Tho latter
merely hold up his hands nnd gasped
whon asked what tho president had
said, how ho looked, and what ho did,.
whon ho wns. told of the sinking that
may sond America Into the mnolstrom
of bloodshed nnd wnr.
Tho end to diplomatic relations bo
twoon this nntlon nnd Germany came
with dramatic suddenness today, whon
tho prosldont Informed a joint sosslon
of congresT-nnd tho world that ho
had ordoreuUho return of Ambassador
Gerard from Berlin, nnd had tendered
Gorman( Ambassador Count Johann von
Bornstorff his passports.
It ,waa only ns ho explained r.o
congress when Germany served no
tlco , that sho disavowed her solemn'
submarine pledges to this country
that ho finally determined tho end uf
patience had boon renchod.
8 eve re Cold Quickly Cured.
"On Docombor first 1 had a very
sovoro cold or attack of tho grip ns.Itt
may bo, and wns nearly down sick In
bod," wrltos O. J. Metcalf, Wenthorhy,
Mo. "I bought two bottles of Cham
bqra'ln'H Cough Remedy and it was
only. a fowdays until I waa completely
"restored to health. I firmly bollovo
that Chamborlntu's Cough Remedy Is
ono of tho vary boat medicines nnd
will know what to do whon I have an-
othor cold," Obtainable everywhere
MEN LUST FRIDAY
J. C. Brill and M. A. Rlchtor, Pur
chasers, Take Charge of
Business at Onco.
10 DAY INVOICING STARTS
John Hampton has Owned ' Business
for 2 Years; Purchased of Bro
ther, Alton Hampton.
Tho third business house of tho city
to chungo hands last week was that
of Hampton's, a dry goods store In
the lower floor of tho I. O. O. F. build
ing on tho corner of Fourth and Main
streets. This business was sold by
John Hampton to J. C. Drill and M.
A. Ittchtcr of Portland, on Friday after
noon. The blinds woro drawn Satur
day and invoicing, which will tnko
about 10 days, It was said, was begun.
All stock and fixtures wcro Included
In the transfer. Tho deal has been
under consideration for two or threo
Messers. Drill and Richter will tak!
charge of tho business immediately
after Invoicing Is completed, but whon
asked as to their plans, stated that
they did not yet know themselves.
Mr Brill comes horo from Salem where
ho has been connected with Qale and
company for the past six months. Be
fore Uiat time, he was In tho depart
ment store business In Portland and
Tho Dalles. Mr. Richter has been
In tho general merchantilo business
in Portland and Grants Pass.
John Hampton, who has owned the
store for two years, purchased tho
business from his brother, Alton Hamil
ton. A, P. McKenzey, of this city
has been acttvo manager, for four
years. Mr. McKlnzey will sover his
connection with the store when tho
work of Invoicing Is completed. Ho
unit! he, had no furthor plans to givo
C. F. Lelth Sells Farm.
C. F. Loith has Bold his C aere ranch
in West Springfleild to A. B. Hughes
of Blaine county. Idaho. Mr. Hughea
will take possession in a few days.
MRS. JACKSON IS HOSTESS
On last Thursday afternoon, Mrs,
t. V. Jackson chamlngly entortained
cloven members .of tho; Five Hundret
blub nnd two additional guests, Mrs,
n. P. Mortensen and Mrs. Carrlo
Hlckox. After an afternoon at cards
at which Mrs. .A. P, McKlnzey won
tho prize for high score, the hostess)
assisted by her mother, Mrs. Hlckox
' . . . ... A 1 1 ..
sorvoa a uainiy iwo. course. iuugubuu.
The club membora enjoying the affair
were: Mrs. A. M. Beaver, Mrs. M. M.
Poery, Mrs. Edesse Cox, Mrs. A. P.
McKinzoy, Mrs. Howard Woods Eu
gene, Mrs. J. E. Stewart, Mrs. C. E.
Swarfs, MIsb Edna Swarts, Mrs. C
E. Wheaton, Mrs. B. Av Washburne.
and Mrs. W. C. Robhan. The next
meeting will bo held nt the homo of
Mrs. Wheaton on Thursday, Fobruary
CUPIDS AND HEARTS
ADORN FOR MEETING
Tho Round Dozen club spont a very
onjoyable evening at tho home of Mr.
and Mrei C. E. Lyon, last Thursday.
Tho house was prettily decorated
with red hearts and cuplds, suggestive
of St Valentines' day. Tho prize for
highest score was won by Mr. E.I
Holverson, the consolation prize being
awarded .to Mr, Jackson, -A most
delightful repast wbb servod by the.
hostess. Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Beaver
woro guesta of tho club, Thor mom
bora present wore Mr. and Mrs. W.
A. Herndon, Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Mort
ensen, Mr. and Mrs. Norwood Cox,
Mr. and Mr8 I.. V- Jackson, Mrs;
Zolla Cantroll. Mr, Ed Holverson nnd
tho host nnd hostess. Tho next
mooting of tho club will bo on Feb
,'HON.ORJNG MISS NELSON
1 A very loveiy pany whs kivuu ui
.tho homo of Mr. and Mro 3. A. Gay
on Wlllamotto Heights last Tlumday
evening, In honor of Miss Vc 1 Kel?ou
of Brev -s t'V who wr 5
at tho Gay ho: ; - '
ED. DOMPIER SELLS
'This lecture Is free.
I Mr. Cecil's coming here was Intend
W. F. and H. A. Hampton of Ore- ed primarily for the eighth grade stu-
gon City, Aro Purchasers
of tho Business.
GOOD PRICE IS OBTAINED
Mr. Dompler, Who Has Been In Busi
ness Here for Three Years, Will
Ed Dompler sold his blacksmith and
horseshoeing shop on South Secopd
and A streets to H. A. Hampton and
W, F. Hampton of Oregon City, 0.1
Friday aftornoon. The new proprie
tors took possession Saturday morn
ing. Both will live In Springfield;
W. F. Hampton recently purchased
tho Ames place in West Springfield;
and Is now living there, and H. A.
Hampton has rented the Nail property
also In West Springfield.
Mr. Dompler, who has been In busi
ness In this shop three years next
month, plans to spend his time specu-1
latlng buying and selling, and dealing I
In hldes mostly. He stated that he
did not know whether he would re-'In
main in Springfield, as be thought (
some 01 going 10 uaiuornia or 10 rorc-
land, where his mother and sisters are.
But bis daughters, Violet Leona and
Evelyn Faith, are in school here, so
he may remain for the present Mr.
Dompler has Just purchased a home
on Water and E streets.
"I havo always had a fine business,
and have employed from one to three
men in the shop," Mr. Dompler said.
Ho also said that the increasing use
of automobiles hasn't Interfered with
lila Tintilnnott mnr-h In tnet hn hoc firm n
workiwi tho cars-hlmself, 'occasionally.
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While Mr. Dompler said he would
rather not state the price he received,
that It was very good.
There arc many people who have
traded with Mr. Dompler ever since
ho has had his shop here, and who
will be very sorry to see him go out
of business. Charles Elliott, who
has been with him for three yeara,
will remain in the employ of the new
of the Season
order of the evening, in which gamo
Roy Cairn8 succeeded in carrying oft
high score. Late in tho evening, a
Tory delicious lunch was served by
the hostess. The guests were: Misses
Vera Nelon, France Travis, Lola Uarr,
Ethelyn Powers, Gertrude Williams.
Eater Furusct and Messers Fennec
Travis, Roland Moahier, Earl. Laxton,
Harold Perkins, Clinton Conley, Ror
Cairns, and the host and hostess, Mr.
and Mrs. Gay.
Whiter Dimm's Sunday school class
of boys entertained their friends at
the basement of the new Methodist
church Friday afternoon after school.
The room was decorated in rod, with
streamers and strings of hearts. The
boys played several games and entered
Into a puzzle post card contest Promp
tly at seven refreshments consisting
of salad, Pickles, sandwich.es, Choco
late, cookies, nuts and candy, were
served. Those who enjoyed the af
tornoon's fun were: Dorothy Gerard,
Phyllis Kester, Charlotte Stewart Do
ris Smith, Winifred Long, Genevievo
Coponhaver, Eerrol Parker, Floyd Nol
leth, Rowland Parker, Morrison Mil
ler, WUHam Wright, Dwlght Kessoy,
JWrs. J, C. Dlmm, Miss Vera Williams,
and Walter Dlmm.
ENJOY BIRTHDAY DINNER
A surprlso party and birthday din
ner waa given Jamea O. Freeman li
honor of his 76tM birthday Tuosday at
tho homo of his daughter Mrs.- A. A.
ValHer. A very pleasant' day wa
enjoyed. Those wh6' helped- mako
the day a success wore: Mn aid Mrs.
C. Meachcn, Mr, and Mrs. Z. T. Mount
Joy, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Lemloy, Mr.
nnd 'Mrs. W. TIoubo, Mr.' and Mrs. T.
J. McCraoken, Mr. and' Mrs. A. A,'
ValHer, Jnraoa C. Fre'oman, MrA. Oebrgi
D. Valller, Ray Meachon; Walter Moun
Uoy, Etta Valller, Loota McOrackon,
Tuna Drowor. Juno rtarkfi nnd Mntinn
and Forrest Lemloy.
U. S. FORESTER TO SPEAK
To Give Illustrated Lectur eon "For
ests of U. S." Here Wed. Eve.
On next Wednesday evening at eight
o'clock, tho United States Forester,
for the northwest. Mr. Coclt will
giro a stercoptlcan lecture on "Tho
; Forests of tho United States," In the
1 assembly hall of the Lincoln school.
j dents, but the matter Is of such great
j interest and the slides of such un
usual beauty that it has been decided
(to Invito all who are Interested.
I "Como even If you are not partl-
)Carjy. interested," said Mrs. Luvina
1 Richardson, teacher at the Lincoln
j school, "And you will find yourself
.Interested in the subjects before tha
I lecture Is over." ,
I Since a man of so great. Importance
as Mr. Cecil Is being brought to Spring-
field, free, It Is urged that, he be ex-
tended the courtesy of a good audience
Is Urging Other
Nations to Break
President Wilson.. Has Appealed
to all Neutrals to Join
Washington, Feb. 4. President WIl
son has appealed to all neutral na
tions to join with the United States
breaking off diplomatic relations
with Germany, in the Interests of
It was learned hero lato to
night. The representatives of the
United States in all neutral capitoW
have been Instructed to report as soon
a8 possible how the various nations
receive the suggestion of the presi
dent The president's Instructions' were as
"You will Iromcdi tel tit th uo umv uu m tuvuiu
government toTMchVou W accred- attache? hS ;lntu' designating
ited that tho United States, because of . h'8 appr0Val f the mea8Ure
tho German government's recent an-1 The Governor then gave the pea
Vnncement of Its IntenU()n-t6"renBxrfswnIch-h?-,,ftned tflfeVWl1 to Mr
iiinrPdtrtrfprf mihmnrinp wnra u, I Ada Wallace Unruh, a member of thj
no choice but to follow the course Un,on dry committee which initiated
laid down in lt8 note of April 18, 1016 the measare-
(the Sussex note). Others present at the slgnni'g of
"It has, therefore, recalled tho Amer- thc bul wcre Mrs. Jennie M. Kemp,
lean ambassador from Berlin and has president of the Oregon branch of tha
delivered passports to tho German w- C. T. U.: Henry Sheak, of Philo
ambassador to the United States. (math, who came to the capltol for
"Say also that the president Is re- tne express purpose of witnessing
luctant to believe Germany actually event; J. M. Kemp, of Grants
will carry out her threat against neu- Pass, son of Mrs. Kemp; and Rev.
tral commerce, but If it be done tha R- N- Avison. pastor of the First
president will ask congress to author Methodist church of Salem.
Ize use of the national power to pro-1 Dr. Anderson, author of the bll.l
tect American citizens engaged in their
peaceful and lawful errands on th;
"The course taken Is, In the presi
dent's view, entirely In conformity
with the principles he enunciated in
his address to the sonata January 12
tine aaaresa proposing a world league
(Ho' believes it will make for tha
peace of the "world if other neutral
powers can find it possible t otako
"Report fully and immediately on
the reception of this announcement
ana upon tne suggestion as to similar,
The Best Recommendation.
The Btrongost recommendation any
article may receive Is a favorable word
from the user. It Is tho recommenda
tions of those who havo used it that
makes Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
so popular. Mrs. Amanda Gierhart,
Wnynesfleld, Ohio, writes, "Chamber-
Iain's Cough Remedy has been used
In my family
off and on for twenty . Morrison of thl8 city, to Falk, 1
as never failed to cure!ser.and company, of Chicago.
years and Ithas
a cough or a cold." Obtainable every
Funeral Services for Mrs. Carleton,
The funeral services of Mrs. Su3
sariah Carlton, who died at the homo
of her daughter, Mrs. H. Schwarzer,
on Eugene Route 1, Friday morning at
tho ago of 94 yoars, two months, and
fourteen days, were held at the Pleas
ant Hill church at noon yesterday,
Mrs; Carlton is survived by two daugh
ters, Mrs.' H. Schwarzer, and Mrs,
John Wlnhan, of Mabel, and 11 grand,
children and 10 great-grandchildren
Lonns; Return from Trip.
Stroud W. Long' has Just returned
from a month's visit 'In Portland ant
other valloy towns. Mrs. Long, who ac
companied her husband on the trip,1
will' remain for a few days "with ho
father, James WWoughby 1n. ' Harriot
After visiting in Eugene a few
days' Mr. Look will go to his fann
at Camp Creek,
"BONE DRY" LAW
WENT INTO EFFECT
AT 4 P. M.
Governor Affixes Signature to
Measure, Making State ,
Absolutely Arid. , j
5 DAYS' GRACE IS GIVEN
W. C. T. ,U. .president andJSther Dr
Workers are Present
Oregon, .went "bono dry" . on Friday;
afternoon not another drop of. .liquor
can be legally purchased for Importa
tion Into tha state, and alcohol can
be obtained only under the most res
At exactly 4 o'clock that afteraooa
Governor Wlthycombe signed the bill
which placed this state among th?
dryest of all the dry states In the
union: The law went into effect
within the last stroke of the governor's
It was Just 3:59 o'clock when Georga
Palmer Putnam, private secretary to
the governor, entered the chief exe
cutive's private chamber with the boa's
dry bill in bis hand. The governor
and half a dozen of the fighters in th4
front ranks for prohibition were wait
ing. "Here is the fatal 'document," said
Secretary Putnam, as he handed thai
bill to tha governor.
"Yes, fatal to old John Barleycorn,"
replied the governor, who placed tha
document on his desk and in a moment
reached the office Just too late, hay-
Ing been detained by a rollcall in the
By tho term's of its emergency
clause, the bill' became a law tea
moment the covemor aimed it Fro
the Umo tho governor made tho last
.stroke of his nen in attaching h'l i.Lri
nature, the two quart' limit of 'Whiskey
and-24 quart limit ot beer were wiped
from the Oregon statutes.
Provision was made, however, that
tho railroad and express companies
may havo a leeway of five days ia
, whlch to campioto the deliveries'-of
the orders which we nlaeed hefdr
the "bone dry" law went Into effect
SELLS 3 YEARS' HOP CROP
E. E. Morrison to Furnish 30,000 Pound
Yearly to Chicago Firm.
Contracts for the sale of 30,000
pounds of hops each year for th'reo
1 t 1 1 ...1 , w mm ... c
.?,ents, a Pund have boon fl,ed by Mr
The contracts provldo that Mr. Mor
rison shall deliver at his warehouse la
Springfield that amount of prime hops
after each harvest in 1917, 1918 and
1919. They are to be grown upon 37
acres of land at Yarnell station five
miles northeast of Springfield; 'owned,
by Hugh' Sangathe, but leased by Mr.
Morrison. v ' "
I The contracts provide for two small
advance payments, in the spring aadi
early summer of each year, and for; a?
payment of f 1500 in September bt each,
year: ;The' to'tial -price for the- wbdlei
ara'dunt of hops involved is almoat $10,4
Thbso whb hate" nasty medicine
stiduld" try Chambbrlaln'a ablets' tor
cofistlpatlon'. ' Thoy are pleasant 'ta
tako -and; their effect is so agreealJal
d no natural that you, will Bet reK
" that It has been produced by a
1 medicine, Obtainable evorywaara, J