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TIIK SPRINGFIELD NEW8
MONDAY, APRIL 0, 1017.
AS PRICES RISE
HIGH COST OF LIVING
1 HITS THE RAILROADS
Sffllci Witt Bi CflppM III
(135 Mill Guns Soon.
EXPENSES UP, RATES DOWN
Wasttful and Conflicting Rtgulatlona
Hmpr Railroad Cradit, Whlla Ad
vanca In Labor and Materials Out
atrlps Rsvonues, Chairman Krutt
achnitt Tails Congrats Committea.
Unlfisd F.d.ral Control Wilt Improva
Washington. April 2. The condition
a which the railroads And themselves
ft a result of constant Increases In
prases, prices of material, taxes and
tthcr upon sos, while their revenues
ire restricted by legislation, was strlk
Inply described by Julius KrutU hnltt.
Chairman of the executive Committee
ot tbo Southern Tacltic Company, In
lila testimony during Uie past few days
before the Joint Cougresslonal Com
tallica on Interstate Commerce, which
H making a study of the question of
railroad regulation. Mr Kruttschnltt
XKcd the committee to recommend a
plan, of regulation which will center
responsibility fo.r regulation and Its
results In the federal government, so
that conditions affecting both expenses
pijd revenues may be made subject to
t& uniform policy Instead of the waste
ful and often1 conflicting policies In
volved In Uie system of combined state
aind federal regulation.
' Why Roads' Need Mora Monty.
Mr. Eruttscbnltt's testimony also bad
bearing on the reasons for the appli
cation of the roads, to the Interstate
Commerce .Commission for a general
aadvanca In freight,, rates. He showed
that while the price or transportation
faas declined In recent years, the cost
f producing transportation, like the
cost of almost.everytblng else, has rap
idly advanced. This be Illustrated by
showing that If freight and passenger
rates had Increased during the past
twenty years In'lhe same proportion as
average commodity prices the railroads
of Uie United 'States would have re
ceived $1,654,000,000 more for trans
portation in 1015 than they did receive.
This saving to the public was effect
ed, in spite or an Increase of 03 per
cent In the cost of operation of trains,
by a reduction In the average passen
jjer rate per mile from 2.04 cents In
1P35 to 1.08 ccuts In 1015. a decrease
of 3 per cent, and by a reduction In the
average freight rate per ton mile from
8.39 mills In 1805 to 7.3 mills in 1915, or
13 per ceuL During the same period
the cost of operation per train mile
cose from 02 cents to $1.78. almost
doubling. At the same time the aver
age price of 34ft rnmumdiUes enumer
ated In a bulletin of the Department or
Agriculture Increased 115 per cent
Transportation Is practically the only
camtniKiitx in general use that has not
lncroaed tremendously In price durinu
the past twenty jears. freight and pas
senger charges being lower than tlie.v
were twentj years ago.
Big Saving to Public.
If rntPf bad risen proportionately to
the Increase In (lie cost of other artl
cics nf ordinary use. Mr. Kruttschnltt
told the committee, the average pas
senger rate In 1015 would have been
t,03 i-vnt a mile, or 50 iter cent higher
tkau It was, and the average freight
rat would have been 1.21 cents, or tXi
per ceut higher than it was. The tar
ing to the public in pasxeuger furrs
txrougb this difference was 014,000.
COO and In freight rates $1,140,000,000.
fjntversal railroad bankruptcy under
this reduction In rates and Increased
coat of operation, be said, was avoided
enly by heavy eieudltures to obtain
Sneoiaeed efficiency In train movement,
pialrtrs it possible to haul more tons of
frslght per locomotive. This had re
?uced the average cot of hauling a
on of freight, but the decline In the
average freight rate had reduced the
"tet revenue of the roads from each ton
tuvilcd. ir the ojierating costs of th-
ellroads, Including the prices of coal,
bor and material, coutlnue to ad
vance at the present rate a lot of rail
roads will be in the hands of receiver
by 101S unless some relief Is afforded.
Sir. Kruttschnltt told the committee.
-"Owing to the rise of commodity
prices," he said, "the purchasing power
Of the dollar has fallen 55 per cent and
the railroads are In the position of be
laj compelled by law to accept pay
ment for tbelr service to the public In
currency worth 45 cents on the dollar
' Publlo's Chief Interest.
Tb public's greatest Interest Is In
adequate transportation facilities and
sot so much lu low rates. As to most
commodities freight rates form a very
small proportion of tbelr cost. Ex
eluding low grade commodities, the
percentage of the freight rale to the
coat (3 bo slight a to offer no J uni flea
tioa for any substantial Increase in
prices to the consumer, It may be
t3 with little rear of contradiction
tbirt the consumer seldom, if ever,
irnta from a towering' bf freight rates.
"Extortionate charges are. a thing of
iths, past, and under the attempt to cut
rates to their lowest' possible figure
the Interest of the whotefpubUeJ hi the1
Character and standard of transporta
tion Is subordinated to the Interest -of
(that part of the public only that proms
4y lower rates that Is to say, the ship
ajrs and their agents and not the gen
apral public, the ultimate consumer."
An unfashionable fish.
Fin In Flavor and Food Value, Yat
Our Angtera Dlsoard It,
It seems as Ir there aro fashions In
flsh Just now as there are in wearing
apparel. A flsh that brings in Geruiau
markets nearly four times as much per
pound as our fresh mackerel and con
siderably more than haddock Is thrown
away by our fishermen because, no oue
wants to cat It. Yet those who eat It
pralso it for Its dcltcato flavor. Even
the English like it Every year they
consume 3,000 tons of it. Vet we will
havo none of It
This fish is kuown as the gooseflsh,
anglcrflsb, dcvlltlsh and monkfish.
True, Its nppenranco la against It but
still tho epicures In England and Ger
many demand It because it Is delicious.
Analyses made by the bureau of fish
eries on samples show that goosellsh
contains considerably moro protein
than flounder, slightly moro than a cod,
a little less tlmu halibut nnd couslder
ablv less than sirloin steak.
Tho goosetlsh has an nvcragc length
of three feet nnd is broad nnd flat,
somewhat resembllug tbo flounder In
general outline. Tho only way to get
It says a Philadelphia woman, Is for
tho housewives to club together and
demand it At tho present time fisher
men do not take the trouble to bring it
home, but discard It from their nets.
Popular Science Monthly.
CLAWS OF THE CANARY.
They Should De Carefully Trimmed
Every Few Montha.
As a canary grows old it will be no-
tlccd that Its claws get long and catch
on the perches and wires as it hops
about the cage. In a state of nature
the activity of the bird as it moves
about on the ground or among twigs
and limbs keeps the claws properly
worn down. Confined in a cage, tho
canary is less active, and, while the
rate or growtn or tue ciaws remains
the same, they aro subject to much less
It Is necessary therefore to trim them
with a pair of sharp scissors every few
mouths. It Is Important to watch tho
condition of the claws carefully, as by
catching they may cause a broken leg.
In each claw a slender blood vessel ex
tends well down toward tbo Up. This
may be seen on close examination
through the transparent sheath of the
claw. In trimming cut well beyond
this canal and take special care not to
break the leg while handling the bird.
In cage birds the horny covering of
the bill ns well as the claws sometimes
becomes distorted through growth with
out sufficient wear. The tips of the
mandibles may be pared down with a
sharp knife, but care must be taken
not to cut deep enough to reach the
quick. United States Department of
If She Ware Free.
A woman of criminal tendencies
serving a prison term was asked, "If
you were giveu absolution, freedom to
spend oue ulght In the great city whol
ly uncontrolled, where would you go
to the theater, dance hall or where?"
She replied: "I would choose a warm
night after a rainy day. a night when
all the electric lights wore halos around
their heads and everything was foggy.
I'd go to the park and walk for an hour
up and donu the paths, where 1 couJd
see the reflections of the misty lights
in the wet stoue pavements. Then I'd
like to go to some quiet place where I
could hear organ music for another
hour. Then I'd go to bed satisfied.
But before I got to bed I'd open and
shut my door for five minutes steadily.
I'd want to know that it wasn't bolted!"
Fathar Faila Again.
Did you ever watch the bright young
man father has picked out as the man
with a future and Invited home for
The B. Y. M. has read somewhere In
his youth that B. Y. men are supposed
to fall ln love with and marry the
boss' daughter. And be sits and stares
a her, nervous as the dickens because
he can't dedde which Is worse-IosIng
his Job or following precedent
And the daughter plays the tune she
knows on the piano and wonders
"Whatever possessed father to bring
that around here'" New York Even
A Slap at Hsr Complsxlon.
"Is It true that Mrs. Dubwaite and
Mrs. Twobblo are no longer on speak
"Yes. I fear the breach will never
"What did they fall out about?"
"They met on the street one day.
Mrs. Dubwaite said to Mrs. Twobble,
'My dear, how do I look?' Mrs. Twob
ble kissed her effusively and said, 'My
dear, you are a work of artl'" Bir
"The anthers baby tbrew a big bun
dle of stock into the Ore yesterday
"What a loss! It was destroyed, of
"No; Gllthers bought the stock from
a promoter. It was too full of water
to burn." Birmingham Age-Herald.
"After looking at the postal stamps
of other countries, I have come to the
conclusion that you can't beat ours."
"Maybe not, but, all the same, It gets '
lots of lickings." Exchange.
Mora Than a Half,
"Oi hear that Casey la bavin' trouble
wid his better half."
"YUj.. she wans to be the whole
thing." Pearson's Weekly.
Nature fits all her children with
omehlng to do.--l.owelL
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
STATE OF OREQON FOR THE
COUNTY OF LANE,
P. M. McPhorson and
Mary Ann McPhorson,
husband and wlfo, plain
A. C. Barbour, T. IlosaUtJMMONS
yiui tiarDour, m. m.
Peery, E, K. Kopnor, W.
M. Go'tt, Janios S. Gott,
A, L. Johnson, K. K.EIIs
worth, and Tho First
National Bank of Spring
Hold, Orogon. defend
To E. K. Ellsworth one of tho above
IN THE NAME OF THE STATE
OF OREGON: You aro hereby summon
ou ana required to nppear and answer
tho complaint of tho nlnlntlff In thn
above entitled Court nnd causo on or
ueroro tho last day or tho tlmo pros
crlbod In tho order for ouhllcatlon
or this summons hereinafter referred
to, to wit: On or boforo tho "th day
or May 1917 nnd you nro hereby notl
fled that It you full so to appear and
nnswor for want thereof Uio plaintiff
will apply to the above entitled Court
for tho relief prayed for In tho com
plaint vis: .
A decree for tho foreclosure of a
cortntn Land sale contract and decree
Ing that there Is now duo unpaid nnd
owing to plaintiffs, thereon tho sum
of $20500.00 nnd Interest thereon from
January 1st 1915 at 6 per cont per
annum nnd th0 further sum of $238.69
taxes paid by plaintiff togothor with
interest thereon. A decroo fixing
the time, in which said defendants A.
U. Barbour, T. Hounlynd Barbour, M.
M, Peery and E. E. Kepner shall bo
required to pay Into Court for plain
tiffs uso and benefit the amounts
found duo on said contract, and If
not so paid, a decree declaring said
contract void and all sums paid thcro
on forfoltod nnd foreclosure nnd barr
Ing each and nil or the defendants
from all right, title, Interest, claim
or equity In nnd to said lands and
premises. A decree directing tho
First National Bank of Sprlngflold
Oregon to return to plaintiffs the cs
crow In connection with said Land
sale nnd for such othor relief as to
Uie Court shall seem meet and equita
This summons is served by DUbll
cation thereof ln tho Springfield news
a newspaper or General circulation
printed and published In Lane County
Oregon under and by virtue of an or
der of the Honorablo H. L. Bown
judge or tho County Court or tho
State or Oregon for Lane County
made and dated the "26th day of March
1917 directing publication of said sum
mons onco a week for six weeks
which order, requires you to appear
anu answer the complaint on or be
fore six weeks from tho date or the
first' publication of this summons. The
date of the first publication of this
summons la March 26th 1917,
L. BILYEU and FRANK A. DEPUE
Attorneys for Plaintiffs.
Moli. 26; April 2,9.16,23,30; May 7.
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE ON
Notice Is hereby given that by virtue
of an Execution Issued out or the
j Circuit Court or tho State or Oregon,
' for Lane County on the 24th day or
, March 1917 and by me received the
34th day or March 1917, In an action
wherein on the 21st day or July 1916
i in the Eugene Justice Court tho
' Plaintiff L. M. Travis recovered iudg
ment against the Defendants, Olnf
M. Larson and Emma Larson for the
sum or $36.47 with interest at the rate
ot 6 per cent per annum from the 21st
, day of July 1916. together with costs
amounting to the sum or $8.85 a
transcript! or which Judgment was
enrolled and docketed In the office
: or the Clerk or said Court on the
21st day or July 1916, and said
i Execution to me directed commanding
1 me In the name or the State or Oregon
that out ot the personal property ot
said Defendant, or, if sufficient could
not be found, then out of the real
property belonging to said Defendant
In Lane County, Oregon, on or after
the said 21st day of July 1916. Being
' unable to find sufficient or any person
aj property belonging to said Defend
ant, I did, on the 30th day or March
1917, levy on the following descrlbod
real property, to wit:
A tract of land fifty feet wide by
one hundred and sixty feet long at
Number 1172 West Seventh Street in
the City of Eugene, Lane County,
Oregon, described as follows: Begin
nlng at a point 248 feet North and
150 feet east of the Southwest corner
' ot the D. L. C. or E. F. Skinner in
Tp. 17 S. It. 4 W. or W. M., and
thence running North 218 feet thence
East 50 feet, thence South 218 feet,
and thence West 50 feet to the place
of beginning, excopting 50 feet off of
the North end wililch is deeded to the
City of Eugene, for a road, also Lot
10 In Block 22 and Lot 6 In Block
23 of Emerald Heights Addition to
Springfield, Lane County, Oregon.
NOW THEREFORE. IN THE NAME
OF THE STATE OF OREGON and In
compliance with said Execution and
In order to satisfy said Judgment,
costs, and accruing costs I will
on Saturday the 5th day of
May 1917, between Uie hours of 9
o'clock a. m. and 4 o'clock p. m. towlt;
at one o'clock p. m. on said day
at the Southwest door of the County
Courthouse in Eugene, Lane County,
Oregon, offer for salo for cash, subject
lo redemption, all the right, title and
Interest of the above named Defend
ants In and to the abovo described
JAMES C. PARKER,
Sheriff of Lane County, Oregon
By D. A. ELKINS, Deputy.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
Department of tho Interior, U. S.
Land Office at Rosoburg, Oregon.
March 10. 1917.
NOTICE Is hereby given that Harry
G. Hayes, of McKenzIo Bridge, Oregon,
who, on September 6, 1910, made Homo
atCad Entry, Sorlal, No. 06571, for Lot
6 and 8E4 of NWU or, Section 13,
Township 16S. Range 5E., Willamette
Meridian, has filed notice ot Intention
to make Final Five year Proor, to
establish claim to tfio land abovo
described, before I. P. Howltt. U, S.
Commissioner, nt h's ofne. at Eugero.
Oregon, on tho 20th day or April, 1917. j
Claimant namos as witnesses:
H. Bert Sloan, of MoKonilo Bridge
Arthur K. Uelknap.of McKonslo Bridge
Joseph Tunuan, or mokoiisio imago
William Yalo. of McKonslo Bridge
V. H. CANON, Uoglstor,
Men, la.iQ.is.sa.xu.EH; April a.o..
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION,
Dopartmont of tho Intorlor, U. B
Land Ofilco at Ilosoburg, Oregon.
March 6, 1917.
NOTICE Is hereby given that liar
voy 11. Sloan, of McKonslo Brldgo,
Oregon, who, on February 18, 1911,
mado Homestead Entry, Sorlal, No.
09293. for tho Lota 4 and 5 of, Soctloa
16, Township 16S. Itango 6E., Wills-
motto Meridian, has (Hod notco ot
Intention to mako Final Throe-year
"roof, to ostnhllsh claim to tho land
above descrlbod, boforo I, P. Uawltl,
II, S. Commissioner, at hta office, at
Euguno, Oregon, on tho 20th day ot
Claimant namos ns wltncssos:
Charles U Taylor, ot McKonslo Brldgo
Harvoy G. Hays, or McKonslo Brldgo,
A. L. Yarnnll, or Eugene Oregon.
George Moody, ot McKonslo Brldgo.
W. H. CANON. Uoglslor
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TALE OF GROWTH IS TOLD
Development of Flsk Rubber Plant,
Is Most Remarkable I
Industrial development has mado
such rapid strides in tho lust few ,
years that nowadays a person is not
supposed to register surprise whet
he awakes in the morning to find
on tho vacant lot across the way h
foil grown ractory where at sunset
Made in Springfield
A DIRECTORY OF MERCHANTS AND BUSINESS MEN WHO WANT YOUR
BUSINESS AND WILL GIVE YOUZGOOD VALUES
npj wjr - YOU GET ALL THE NEW8 THAT'S
1 he House or Quality .,MADE IN SPR,NGFIELD,
EGGIMANN'S ICE CREAM
made out of the SPRINGFIELD NEWS
Purest of Jersey Cream evry THUR8DAy
EGGIMANN'S CANDY KITCHEN PHONE 51 Subscription S1.50 per year Phono 2
For Ugh,, heat and power. The BotM Kelly LtimbM Co.
"Made In Springfield." -
0 r 4 footS kb Wood. $2.00
Oregon Power Co. perCord at tho MiU
Shoes. Harness, Socks and Springfield Flour; Mjlls
O VOTaMs MillCr'S SllOft GreaSfi BAKORE Hard Whet Patent
uverans. mmu 5 onus uiuaac Try me aet ftCquaInU(1 You wU Hko DMt
valuo ror your money of any flour In Bprlngfleld,
Wolf & Miller v , noxall
Harness Shop am weU Uked br 0,1 breftrt milker4-
..,t, rrT?rrM Wo B,vo you.iuoro for your mouoy In flour nnd feed
SPRINGFIELD, - - OREGON of all klnde tLan unylillior placo lu town.
MONEY, LESS WORK
Tho way It combs unnoticed. Try It onco, you
OJL: 6 Gallon lots, no container, at -10c per trill
ion. Distillate, Monogram Oils, Grease, etc
STODDARD -DAYTON GARAGE
8th Ave. East 242 Phono MS
East of Hotel Osburn Half Dlock
Fortl Switch Key Service Station No. 1
PRICES NIGHT, 25
The Fisk Rubber Company Plant, Chlcopce Kails, Mass.
(Lower Insert) Roy L. Sergeant, District Manager, Pacific Coast.
(Upper Insert) Flsk Rubber Compnny, 15 Years Ago,
there' was tho neighborhood busubai!
By no moans has tho development, nt
tho plant or tho Flsk Rubber company
been as spectacular an that, but its
things go, the growth or this New
England tire manufacturer has been
rcinakable to a degeo. ,
Since 1397, when tho concern ro
celvod Its rarer,) of Incorporation, tbg
Fisk company has never stopped grow
Ing and oven now more additions an
Days. Thurs. 1 O
- 50 - 75; MATINEE 25-50
contemplated for tho near future Tho
great plant at Chlcopco Fulls Is ono
of tho largest Industrials In N-).v
England with superb equipment nn.l
every facility for efficient operation.
Some twenty buildings are included
in the property and tho floor space
now In actua) usu totals more than
.10 acres. The largest addition lo
tho Flsk plant Is a huge mill building
six Htorlcn in holght and measuring
COO foot long.