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THE SPRINGFIELD NEWS
OCT, 10, 1918
Published uvery Thwrad
by the :
Lnno County rubUahlajr
ROBERT A. BRODIE.'dltor and Mgr.
(Payablo in advance.)
Ono year 1.50
Six months - .75
Tarea months ... ,50
Ter column Inch . r 5c
In sharp contrast with the Kaiser?.
statement ot a year ago when ho ven
tured that his empire would securo
a "Strong, German peace," is tho proc
lamation made this week to his army
when he contents himself with stat
ing that be would be willing to accept
"an honorable peace," whatever may
be meant by that vague term.
It is evident that this latest peace
drive was intended to be delivered
later on, when the Hun leaders ex
pected to be impregnably established
in the famous Hindenburg trench line
of defense until next spring, at which
time another long-advertised "offen
sive" would occur. But onco more
another egregious blunder was com
mitted by the- German general staff.
They did not conceive the possibility
of this system of defenses being pene
trated by the allied forces and their
armies forced back into territory de
void of prepared"j Ps'ons tna
would not stand even the ghost of a
chance of holding against the sledge
hammer blows of the allies. But all
this has happened and more.
The Kaiser, in an effort to secure
a respite from the ceaseless pounding,
has his new puppet-chancellor an
nounce that President Wilson's four
teen peace conditions would serve as
a "basis" for peace negotiations. He
proposes further that an armistice be
declared while these negotiations are
being discussed. This would give Ger
many time to reform her shattered
divisions and thereupon the "condi
tions" would be rejected one by one.
A blind .man could see the trap.
The hammering will continue, and
while German military skill may be
able to conduct a retreat so masterly
that their long line may be brought
back unbroken to the German frontier, I
the war is already lost to Germany
when hor forces are driven back that'
far. When invasion of her domains
is imminent, we can look for an accept
ance of the allies ultimatum, even
though it does, not fall short of the
terms that were Imposed upon Bul
garia. It is a crave Question, however, if
the conditions that will be imposed I
V.- 1 1 r r i . i ... '
uj uic uics, especially iu me mauer
of men ej. indemnities, will ever be rea-
ineti uijon unless they overrun Ger
many until those conditions are actu
ally complied with. The German gov
ernment not to be trusted to fulfill
any pledge it may make under threat
of anything short of actual force.
They would apparently agree to auy
condition ImppieJ. and the momeat
allied forces were withdrawn from her
terrltoryand if her own armies were
still capable of some offensive move
ment, hjgr agreements with other na
tions would likely" be repudiated. She
is as strange to a" sense of national
honor as she is to a sense of mercy
and that. Is nil. She comes nearer be
ing thecjounterpart of an Infuriated,
merciless tiger, than does anything
else onearth that is supposedly hu
man. Tlje law of nations permits It
to run at large. It must continue to
do so, but in order that the menace
be removed it becomes imperative
thai the teeth shall be withdrawn, th?
claws clipped and the beast then ham
strung. Never until this is done will
the rest of the world breathe easy.
Whipping Germany is no easy task,
but it is doubtful if tho job is more
onerous than the one that will be al
loteii to the executive branches of
ally governments of compelling her.i
without employing coercive means, to
live up "to the conditions that will be
Imposed. The situation will be
fraucht with uncertainties at all
Bth"jat Jr :s comparatively easy to
fore iiOMence upon the tiger, but to
change tjts nature, insofar as to infuse
la it &dde of fidelity, is another mat
ter. I. is not pleasant to deal with a
whipped, but, sulky brute.
Rev. Frank W. Gorman, a former
Portland pastor, has forsaken' the cross
of Christ for a cross of gold, and Is
toui'iig the country in big-time vaude
ville. Perhaps some day when he has
made niccey enough with his talents
in eau ruining the public, be will be
inclined, and can afford, under our
present system of a multiplicity ot
halt-starved churches and as many
crc(Wlinback and labor again
Injtho nirdjot tho Lonl.
The. News has donated one corner
"oMtsetf to tho" High School each wook.
Tho 'boys and girls will have com
ploto charge ot that corner and bo
responsible for everything that tvp
pears thoroln. Tho how department
starts with tho next Issue, Hero's
boring, fellows, that you won't hare
as horda time tilling that holo as tho
editor has tilling tho rest ot tho sheet.
Don't think becauso we have Ger
many "on tho run" that wo should
atop in our tracks in tho Liberty .Loan
march. Gormany has retreated be
fore and "camo back." This is no
time to "tako chances."
Tho Kaiser's roseato dream ot
world dominion is about over and to
htm is beginning to assume tho as-
pectB ot a hideous nightmare that will
haunt him always.
Woodrow: "Heads I win tails you
Bill: "Dunder and BUtxon!"
It did not tako President Wilson
long to apply tho acid test to Hun stn
cerlty and as usual it showed bogus.
When you see a Spanish microbe
coming your way, dodge.
We have been notified, ofSclutly,
That the News
Is an essential Industry
And to keep going. -
Sometimes ... .
Curtis Hayden denies that
His watch Is an Ingersoll, ,
That It la a
Excuse us, Curtis;
The Grandoidope . -Would
Do you an injustice.
Since .we mentioned
In this colnmn
That we used to warble
Uke a nightingale
We have, received
One invitation to sing
At a funeral,
-As there ,waa no one else
Available. - . , -
It pays to advertise.
The more we see
Of many men who have
Been "through" college.
The' more highly we think .
Of the few men
Who allowed the college
To go through them.
John Ketel is going to war.
With almost reckless abandon
He said in his questionnaire
That he claimed no exemption.
Was not engaged
In necessary industry.
Was single by profession,
Could read and write,
No small Ketels, ,
And had military experience
Drilling an awkward ;squad
At O. A. C.
His physical inclination
Was such that he could
Chase the birds out of
Machine gun nests
Without the, aid
Of a step-hiader.
He also claims
To have written a book on
"Life, Habits-and Social Customs
And is preparing a .treatise
On "Spanish Henfluendways,"
He was Indiscreet enough
To say he was born
And that settled It
With the government.
Now he's gotta go
As a "shock" troop
And as such
We believe .
And win the war.
Boston women of the most exclusive
set are, now organized into a military
line with hands extended in welcome
to soldiers and sailors who pass
through the city. Hostess rooms have
been fltted up at the Y. W. C. A. build
ings. Deafness Cannot Be Cured
by local Applications, a tfcey eusot i each
cbe dlk-rd portion of th car. Tbtre I
oolj one -war to cure deafnru. and tbat la
tr conatltultcaal rtratdlra. Deafneaa la
cauaod bjr an tnfi&mtd condltlca ot the ma
ua lialor Jt th Euatachlan Tub. Wh-n
ihla tub t inSamrd lou hav a nimbtlar
round or Imperfect hoarier, and when It l
entirely cloaed. Ieafoeaa ta th nault, and
ualia tho laftanunation ran to taken out
and IhU lube rcatored to Ita norma condi
tion, hurla will b dtatro7rd forever; nine
raaea out of ten ara caused by Catarrh,
which la -notblac but an ladsmed condition
ofttn mucoua surface.
tV will eltfOne llondrtd Dollar for any
cuo of Ueafnrn feauaed liT rtj N t!. 't
cannot cured by Ilall'a Caurrn Cut.
Send for circular, free.
V. t. "HF-NKT CO.. Toledo. Ohio.
Sold by Druje -i. 'r.e
TtV LU.I lt.B.,1 t tllt tut ceutlpatlLr.
WAY, SOLDIER SAYS
Hardships Ignored, Wounded Man
Tells MotherDon't Let Them
Hinder Your War Vork
By Mrs, Hasel Pedlar Faulkner
From a hospital somewhero in
Franco a wounded American has writ
ten to his parents
"Wo are going through hardships,
but tho boys nra taking hold in tho
good old American way."
What a messago for those ot us
who havo remained at homo! What
a chaltcngo to the vast army ot men
and women who are In tho homo
guard, carrying on in the thousand
nnd one ways that tho exigencies ot
war huxo brought upon us.
"We are going through hardships."
Wo can believe that, when wo re
call the dauntless, charges which our
boya have beon making over there,
and tho dally lengthening casualty
HitB which nro resulting from their
fearless devotion to the task that Is
set before them.
We know they are going through
hardships, when we stop to think ot
the hundreds upon hundreds who are
wounded, and Who for tho tlmo be
ing at least need caro and attention.
Ot course they are going through
hardships, those boya from your
honle and mine. Hardships are a
part of war. They are tho inevitable
result ot a state ot war. And when
war Is waged by an enemy so skilled
In all the fiendish deviltries in
which the Germans have indulged,
they are the inescapable portion ot
every soldier participating.
But hardships are not the part ot
the war -these soldiers ot ours are
thinking most about. They are but
the incidents in the day's work.
"The boys are taking hold in the
good old American way."
Could there be a better statement
ot their manner of facing what comes
to them? Could there be a more def
inite course ot action prescribed tor
those of us at homo during these
days which test the mettle ot our
The time for our message to the
boys has come again. The Fourth
Uberty Loan is to be our response
W LUIS MUUUUCU BUlUitTB WUUIICUV.
Are we going to take hold in the
"good old American way?"
We hare not had to cm thmush
. ' .
hardships, ours have been an easier
part, we have known nttio ol sacn- j
flee or deprivation. Compared with J
the offering of our boys, wo have.
done nothing as yet. And now, here , r.v
is the challenge sounded to us. Upon no one class rests a greater
The good old American way is all ' responsibility than upon the Arocri
that is asked ot us. What is that I can frm who with bis wives and
v-ny i sons ,and daughters constitutes one-
You must frame the answer, moth- thlnf of our population. Ho has tho
ers and sisters ot the west. Yours and reat responsibility of pro
Is an important part in the reply I T,dlnS food for the nation at home.
which the nation will maVe to the
boys overseas. There Is not one of
us who would not spare her fen if
she could yes, even spare some
other mother's son the pain and
hardship he must bear. Wo are not
asked to do that. We could not.
J though we wonld.
But we can make his part easier to
bear, we can go with him through
the hardships, by leading completely
of our money.
There is no longer need to explain
what a Liberty Loan is. There is
no more necessity for pointing out
reasons for paiticlpatlon in it. This
is the day when but to bear its call
is to insure' Its heartiest support,
September SSth Is the date set for
our concerted reply through tho
Fourth Liberty Loan. Let us take
hold In "the good old American way."
What Is the very most you can do to
make that, advance a smashing suc
cess like the boys over there are
You Can Stop These
The Brutal, Bloody Huh will
be stopped wfaea an overwhclm
Ea American Army lands in
France and cnufae bim not be
fore. The , Fourth Liberty Loan k
the next stae m getting that army
BUY LIBERTY BONDS
DONT MAKE EXCUSES
(Editor: This Is suggested as a
standing feature for display in or
alongelde casualty lists.)
Pity uio fearful toul of the German
soldier and civilian as their lines con
tinue to crumsle an before the allies
orlth nnlv n fptv nf Ihn million nnri n I
half Americans over there in line. And
five million more on the way. News ot
iho over-subscription of the Fourth
Liberty Loan will shako German ma
To Buy or Not to .Buy la Not th
Back Your Own With the Bond You
RULE WMD AFTER
Thought Theft of Iron and Coal
From France, Land From
Russia. Would Pay BIN
Planning world trndo domination, It
not actual wotld ruin, as tho outcome
of a short six-months' campaign la
Europe, Gormany now, finds horsolf
outcast from among civilized nations,
hor pcopln Impoverished, her honor
irrevocably stained by the blood ot
Belgium, and facing a futuro ot
fathomless Ignominy nnd disgrace
"I wilt mako room for my growing
people by taking some more of Franco
and a tew thousand square miles ot
nuastn." said tho Kaiser. "Wo will
get tho Iron and coal In Northern
Franco for manufactures which wo
will soil tho conquered population ot
Itussla, and this, bctldos Indemnities,
will more than pay for tho war. Eng
land will not dare como in, ami our
merchant fleets wtl) Roon crowd hor
from tho world tmdo routes.
"It tho United States docs not
acquiesce, her manufacturers will got
no more of our dyos and chemicals,
her farmers no woro of our ferti
liser. And wo will also tako away
from her nil South American com
Now, across tho graves of a mil
lion ot his young men, tho Kaiser is
beginning to soo tho sun set on tho
smallest ot his ambitions. "Koch will t
nover cross the Ithlne," is now tho J
Gorman watchword. Gorman cities, 1
shrieking beneath tho visitation ot i
allied and American airplane bombers '
cry out: "No moro of this barbarity." ,
Such cries are echoed in tho ghostly!
laughs ot thousands ot Gotha and
Zeppelin victims in London and Paris, j
The Rhino will bo crossed, anu
Cologno and Berlin will ' wlnco be
neath the shells of Allied guns.
"Five million moti In Franco." cries
America. "Remember Belgium and '
end the war In 1919," j
To Amorlca and hor flvo million ,
fighting men In Franco will coma the,
greater glory of tho world war. But'
that end will not bo achloved with-1
oat the sacrifice of- thousands of
those men, nor withouj tho most
-T. . r. A jr..-..-- 1
of n, 4. homc vrhm
valiant efforts to war work here
tofore, wo must thrust our aholders
desperately against tho wheel ot war
preparaUoas from now on. To no
ono person or class is It given to do
a greater sbaro In this war than any
. m imivi uu.iu ... . ..
j other person or class.
do his utmost.
WPJGHT RESTS ON
lDoa lor "Snimg men nurooa, auu
food for our allies in tho battle line
and their civilian population.
England, with millions of acroa ot
parks and hunting grounds converted!
Into farms can only raise crops to
feed her peoplo half tho year. France,!
with every man in uniform, and'
nearly half her fields overrun by!
armies, does even less, j
With her grain fields extended by
millions of acres of now land, Ameri-.
ca is responding to tho call and allied ,
hunger will never be an ally to Ger-j
many. Billions of dollars of Ameri
ca's huge war loans aro coming back
to the farmer in payment for his
grain and stock. J
The fanner, for his fixture honor
and standing-In tho nation, must see
that every penny ot this sum he can
spare is reinvested in war loans.
The Fourth Liberty Loan, now upon
us, calls for but a portlor. of what
America must spend in war efforts In
the next few months, li must be sub
scribed promptly and overwhelmingly.
That "tho man who Is not for us is
against us" is as true now as when
it was written centuries ago.
If VOU buy a fifty dollar bond
when jrou COULD BUY a five hun
dred dollar bond, you are not doing
your full duty as an American.
Thu h a reproducllor of the nr'n
?o& poster to which subscribai to he.
Fourth Liberty Loan are -entitled. i
Aro AMERICAN Home thoulJ
Un without it.
worn -uV. -a . xtintfv
-Ui VU TAW D
YOU HAVE HEARD ALL OF YOUR LIFE THAT
"YOUR MONEY IS YOUR BEST FRIEND."
IF YOU ARE LETTING YOUR MONEY SLIP AWAY
FROM YOU, STOP IT.
YOU CAN STOP IT IF YOU WILL. r YOU WANT TO
BE INDEPENDENT. THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN
BECOME SO IS TO BANK YOUR MONEY.
BANK WITH US.
Break -two or three
Utile squares off the
plug of Real Gravely.
It's a small chew
Ustc3 better and stays
with you longer than
your big chew of ordin-
DR. J. E. RICHMOND
PHONES Office, 3; Residence, 1101
Ovor Commercial Bank
SPRINGFIELD, - OREGON
FINE WATCH REPAIRING
As you beho'd the glory of Amorlca
in futuro years, do your part now 0
h'ou may reflect the glory thou.
WRECKED KOffSE HiOES BIG FRENCH GUN
From the ruins of one ot their own ahajl omashed horn,, the
Frmich hourly train the guns that scatter death in billots and col
v.iuns of raarchlnr troons behind the Hun lines.
it costs nothing extra
to chew Real Gravely
the best chewing
plug in the world.
,ro further that's
why you can get the good
taste of this class oftobac
co without extra cost.
Dr. N. W. Emery
8UTTON DLDG, -w PHONE 20-J
RESIDENCE PHONE 129-W
Wl F, WALKER
Cfllco Phono C2;
West Main St.
HUBERT BUItNa Lodge, No.
78, A. M. F., Anclcat aka
Accepted Hcotllsh Rite. Uni
versal and Symbolic Free
Masons meets first and third
Friday evening In W. O. W.
halL Vlslrtifg brothers w4-
P. A. Johnson
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