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THE SPRINGFIELD! NEWS
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SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, NOV. 7, 1918
Vol. xvii. no. 4
All-Woman Election Board En
I hances Charm of Ballot-
j ing for Candidates.
FAIR SEX ARE EFFICIENT
Complimentary Votes Tendered Nu-
merous Cltlxent by -Writing In
, Names on Ballot Gordon
Almott "Dark Horse."
Wo nro (or woman's suffrago first,
last and all tlio tlmo.
If wo havo over had any doubts on
that ncoro, tho laBt'vostlgo of them
m qulotly swopt away an wo vlowed
tho most roftnod, poaceablo city oloc
tlon ovor hold within (ho classic" pro
clnctn of Bprlngflold on Tuesday, No
vombor 6th, in tho yoar of Our Lord,
So wo point wjtji prldo at our first
election board composod ontlroly of
tho fair sox. And thoy did tho work
Thoro will bo no moro "popular"
candidates. Horoaftor any claims to
popularity through good looks, good
innnnors and Uiat subtlo charm of hu
manity that you fcol but can't boo
"porsonal magnetism" shall bo vest
ed in tha oloctlon boanl, If It l mado
up of Springfield women.
So In accordance with established
nowspapor custom, whonovor a cotorio
of officials or othor notables do some
thing that loaves an impress upon tho
world's progress, wo build a llttlo
fenco round 'cm thusly and stick 'em
near tho top of tho column:
Alma Whltnoy, Clerk.
Evolyn Emory, Chairman.
Holon Donaldson, Jugo.
Hannah Holvorson, Judgo.
Lydla Lcploy, Clerk.
As n niator of lessor importnnco wo
then chronlclo tho election,
To ocrutlnlzo tho appended list, ono
would surmlso that It was a hotly con-
tested affair and thoro was one mad
scroiublo for municipal Jobs, An
analysts of tho voto, howovor, dispels
any such Illusion. Nomlnnlly thoro
nro but four candidates thoso pro-
flxod by tho numbers as thoy nppoarod
upon tho ofllcfal ballot. Tho others
wore written in, and no usual nro
numborod with tho "also-rans,"
Tho roBUlt ns talllod by tho bunch
of Huffy rufflos Is as follows:
Name Ollko. Voto
H M. W. Weber, Councilman 77
-16. C. P. Egglmnnn, Councilman.... 90
10. John Edwards, Rocordor 117
17. O. 13. Kessoy, Treasurer 121
I. O. Larimer, Councilman 1
Frank Gordon, Councilman 31
C. M. Dority, Recorder. 1
i John Winzonrold, Councilman 1
M. V. Endicolt, Councilman.... 1
I. D. Larimer, Recorder ...... 1
i - M. M. Poory, Councilman 1
Robt. Druary, Councilman 1
i Prank Coglft, Councilman J...... 1
Wolby Stovons, Recorder. 1
Apparently this aordon boy is Bomo-
thing of a winner to horn In on tho
frncus. with 34 votes without as much
as bolus Invited.' Wo will koop an
oyo on him horoaftor.
1,500,000 HORSES HAVE
BEEN SENT TO ALLIES
Ono of tho busiest draft headquar
ters In tho .world and ono of tho mont
important is at tho South Chicago
stockyards, at Chicago. Thoro thoy
nro drafting horsos draft horses, by
.tho way for tho allied armies. Moro
than 300,000 horses havo begun tholr
military caroors thoro slnco tho war
bog'an. They come from tho farms
of tho Mlddlo West and thoy land In
France, Mesopotamia, England, Pales
tine, Africa, Italy, Belgium wherever
men are found fighting back the bap
barlans, Tho long-oarod martyr with
the uncanny volco and ovor-roady
heels Is also a flguro of tmportanco
in this rocruiting station. Ho was
born to pull supply wagons ovor shell'
scarred roads, and hero ho meets his
dontlny in tho form of a uniformed
purchasing officer representing somo
country at war with Oormany. It's a
long stop from tho pastures of Texas
or Illinois to tho batUo-torn fields of
Franco, but tho horses go through it
very woll, and statistics show that loss
than 10 per cont are lost en routo.
Tho death rato after thoy arrivo is not
mora than 10 or 12 per cont, including
thoso In battlo, according to figures
brought back by tho horso buyers of
tho allied powers. When tho Kuropoan
war begun all tho nations thon In
volved turned to tho United States for
horses for their arttllory, cavalry and
transport trains. Droodors havo bo
llovcd tho United Statos would find
Itsolf in a sorry predicament If tho
shipping to foreign countries did not
stop. Many pointed out that it was
as foolish to soli horses as to sell bat
tleships. Hut it doveloped that no ono
know how many horses tho country
really contained. Ono Chicago dealer
Is said to havo boon offorod what was
a fabulous prico to guaranteo to de
liver 00,000 head of horses to ono of
tho allied no worn. Ho declined tho
offer, adding that "It couldn't bo dono."
Since that tlmo tho entire country has
sent approximately 1.G00.00O. to tho
1 battlefields, and moro aro going as fast
as transport is mado available These
como irom mnncois in Kansas' city,
St. Louis, St. Joseph, Mo.; Omaha,
Sioux City, St. Paul, Dos Moines,
Wichita, Dcnvor, Port Worth and .other
markets locatod In tho producttng cen
ters, Tho Unltod States uses ono
homo or mule for about every four
mon In tho sorvlco, according to army
Arthur Edwards has moved to Sac
Charles and Haword Cown narrowly
escaped death on Tuosday whim a
horso throw thorn. It was necessary
to tako Charlos to a doctor.
Tho local Red Cross met at tho
'homo of H. P. Corbun on Tuesday. A
largo crowd was in attendance.
Ten cars of body fir hns boon
shipped out In tho past tend ays.
rim farmers In Ui!s xlclnlty aro busy
putting In tholr fall grain
c D MoFnr,and w , Lautlax on
John Cown has accepted thu corro-
spondenco for tho local column In tho
Springfield Nows. 1
SNYDER At li!a homo nenr' Hon-
drloks' brldgo, Novombor 2, 1918,
Mnrrenluu Snyder, at the ngo of 60
yonr8-' Ho ,md ,,vo'1 thoro olsht
monU,B' tho ram,I' hav,"& lovod
frora Sou,h Dako,n- " ,0aV08 3
w,fo 0110 lKhtor. Charles
"1or of Sprlngflold, ono son,
Tun,B sydor- ttt I,u,no' ono brot,,or-
, Jncob- ln Somh Dakota- nnd tl,roe
brotIor3 und n a'8 " Michigan.
Tho furtoral wn8 hold nt 11,0 Dran"
B1tottop chn-11 ,n EuBeno " Mon
day n 1:30' mtormont was mado
1,1 U, 1 - - ' otory.
QATKE At tho Morcy hospital, No-
vombor 2, 1918, Irono, tho 3-month-
old daughter of Mr. nnd Mrs. S. C.
Qtko of Mnbol. Tho remains woro
Bnt to Portland for lntorment.
. . '
HOLLAND At his homo near tho Pis-
chor-lloutln mill, Monday at 1 a. m
November 4, 1918, William Holland,
ngod 47 years, 0 months and 24
days, Ho loaves a wifo and ono
daughter, Dorfb, Tho funeral wan
hold from tho Walker chapol on
Tuosday afternoon at 2!30. Inter
mont wnB mado in Laurel Hill Com
otory, Rev. Walter Bailey conduct
ing tho services.
HAYS At Goshen, Novombor 0, 1018.
Charles H, Hays, aged 46 years, at
tor an illnoBs for some tlmo of
typhoid fevor, Ho is survived by
his wifo and soveral children who
reside at Columbia, Ohio.
UNOFFICIAL SOURCES REPORT
SIGNING OF ARMISTICE TODAY
IN CLOSING HOURS OF GREAT STRUGGLE ALLIED FORCES
HEM IN HUN ARMIES AND SWEEP AWAY LAST
VESTIGE OF DEFENSE AMERICANS
CAPTURE SEDAN. .
The infectious joy of It, and the magic all that it portends!
The torch of Liberty gleams brighter today updn every
square inch of our nation and sheds its benignant gleam into
the darkened recesses of an Old World made' new; upon other
nations struggling into the birthright of Freedom from out of
centuries of autocratic oppression. '
Out of chaos comes order and the. new era of a better,
brighter day for humanity.
While the eyes the world were turned in eager expecta
tion upon tho millions of forces massed upon the soil of France
and Belgium, breathlessly awaiting and watching-every turn of
the Titantic struggle that would spell' victory for Liberty, far to
the south an irresistible force, stretching from the, snowy crests
or the Alps and far acroEs the valley of the Piavo, was set in
motion two weeks ago. It was the indomitable spirit of Italy
that swept forward and shattered with a mighty blow Germany's
staunchest ally Austria. The stpry of that superb charge Is
hiBtory, and the military skill of it, the unconquerable spirit that
backed it, will remain forever the brightest page in it. It was
the charge that broke the back o.f Teuton aggression for ah time
tb come. It was the finishing stroke, from the unexpected quar
ter that made the "world safe for democracy." It was the last
prop knocked from under the hideous form of German kultur.
In the few days that followed upon the western front, Ger
many's mighty armies were sent reeling back at a pace that fore
told the end was near that a bitter defeat was tho inevitable
end of the Hurts' mad dream of world dominion. Thus has it
always been thus shall it always be.
So out df tho our years' gamble with human life as the
stakes to play tho game, we have Peace.
There is but one joy that is
"when the boys come home."
But today we revel with joy unconfined that it is all over and
wo havo entered into tho haven of peace. j
Armistico Signed. , ,
Thc armistice was signed today by General Foch and Admiral
Wemyss as representatives of tho military and naval branches of
tho allied governments and the delegation sent from Berlin.
Cessation of hostilities was agreed upon shortjy 'after.
Fight to the Last.
With tho capture of Sedan by American forces this morning
at tho hour when tho arnlistico was being signed, the Americans
practically closed tho path of retreat in the Meuse sector, and a
big advance of eight miles by the French in the center which
reached Hinson, the northern gateway of the German armies,
hemmed in immense forces. Through the rapidly closing orifice
Hun forces poured ln utter rout, abandoning all their war
Even though tho back o.f tho great struggle had not already
boon broken, through tho capitulation of Austria to Italian forces,
the end would havo been but a matter of days as a result of the
action upon the western front. Every hour witnessed faster
crumbling of -Teuton tlefense and tho cutting off of important
avenues of retreat.
Every power of Gorman resistance was practically shattered
When tho armistico was signed and brought a welcomevpeace to
tho millions of ignorant dupos of their ruler's mad dream.
just a shade keener and that is
Hold Your Liberty Bonds.
Next to tho imperative duty of
American citizens to support the Lib
erty loan is their duty to hold their
Liberty 'bonds. It is not full service
to tho country to purchase Liberty
bonds and then throw them upon the
market, thus putting upon others the
real burden of financing the war. Un
less the necessity for, disposing of
them is very great, every owner of a
Liberty bond should hold fast to it
Holding onto one's bonds means
that ono has not only lent bo much
money to bis government but also
that ho is not spending that money
for goods, .labor, and transportation
needed by the Nation in the prosecu
tion of the war, and is thus leaving
the resources of the country more
freely at the disposal of the, govern
ment as well as giving it financial
Secretary Baker says that the wide
distribution of tho Liberty bonds . victory, and majorities as far as coua
amongst tho mass of the American ed, are:
people makes our Liberty loans the tj. S. Senator Approx. Lea .
soundest national financing in History. Charles McNary 16.0W
It !s a good thing for every Liberty Governor
bond holder to be a creditor of his pr, James Withycombe 15.0W
tier government, and it is a good tiling
for tho Nation for its obligations to be
widely scattered amongst its citizens
and not congested into the hands of
the rich. It is a mo3t hopeful thing
for the United States that the best
Investment In the world, the Liberty
Jtonds, are very widely distributed
I amongst millions of Its citizens.
Judging tho future by tho past, our
government bonds Issued during this
j war are going to rise greatly in value only unusual feature netag the dotost
with peace. In 18S8, 4 per cent United of Foster, who beat Walter B. Jwst
-States, bonds sold in the open market In the -primaries, and who has is tsrm
as high, as $130, and in 1901 brought been beaten by Jones running teAa
over S139 that is. S139 and some i pendent With a few scattering
cents for a ?100 bond. That the Lib-
erty bonds aro going to rise well above,
par in value is something that the
most conservative will admit is well
within the bounds of possibility.
The shrewd end unscrupulous, the
birds of prey in finance, realize the
worih of Liberty bonds, and are going
to use every effort to secure them from
the hands of those owners of them
who are uninformed or who are Ignor
ant of stock and investment values.
The favorite method will probably bo
offering. stock of wildcat companies or
other speculative ventures. Specula
tive is really too conservative a word
! to apply to some of these stocks, since
j to say that they have a speculative
'value is flattering in the extreme;
they have no value at all, except in
' K 1 1 .. ' I
. uiu uauuo ui uusvruuiuus peuiJiu, WHO
I trade them for money or Liberty
bonds to ignorant investors.
Some of the get-rich-quick schemers,
propose not to trade their gold-brick
stock for Liberty bonds but to lend
their clients money to buy their stock,
.taking Liberty bonds as security.
This is camouflage only a thinly dis
guised method of securing Liberty
bonds' for worthless or near-worthless
' Every holder of a Liberty bond be
foro he disposes of it, and especially
before he trades it for'stocks or other
bonds, should consult a bank. Much
money will bo thereby saved to Uio
owners gf Liberty bonds and the finan
ces of the American peoplo be better
Americans Get Quick Action.
Many of tho American soldiers form
ing a contingent of the Kusso-allied
forces received their baptism of fire
twenty-four hours after their arrival
in Russia., Somo of tho boys were a
HUlo piqued when thoy first learned
thoy woro gplng to ttussia instead of
France, but thoso here soon learned
they would get action much qulckor
In Russia than if they had awaited
their training period which precedes
actual fighting on tho western front.
Big Surprise to Many In Springfield,
People aro surprised at tho IN
STANT action of simple buckthorn
bark, glycerine, etc., as mixed iu Ad-ler-i-ka.
ONE; SPOONFUL flushes the
ENTIRE bowel tract so completely it
relieves ANY CASE sour stomach, gas
or constipation and prevents appen
dicitis. The INSTANT, pleasant ac
tion of Adler-i-ka surprises both doc
tors and patients. It removes foul
matter which poisoned your stomach
lor months. M, M. Pecry Drue Co.
ALL STATE OFFICES
Incomplete Returns Give Ma
jorities Ranging From
1,500 to 50,000.
JUSTICE CONTEST IS CLOSE
Republicans Capture Every Caunf
Office In Lane Jones, IndRep,
Defeats Foster, Regular '
Incomplete returns from all Oregati
counties show a sweepintr Renublii
: Judge cf Supreme Court
Charles A Johns-
(To fill vacancy caused
death of Justice Moore:)
Conrad P. Olson
O. P. HofT
I o. P. HofT 35 8
Lane County Returns
Election of all Republican caasK-
; dates in this county is assured. Tk
j clncts to hear from, the vote is as fsl-
United States Senator
REFUSES JO OBSERVE RULE
Standard Oil Agent Threatens to Shaft
Off Supply of Main Garage.
A. II. Sprague, agent for tho Sta.
dard Oil Co. in this territory, reports
to the News "as having more or leas
trouble with dealers in gasoline owe
ignoring the closing hours for the sate
of gas. After two garages In Albany
have bad their supply of gasoUao
shut off for non-observance of ths
rule restricting tho sale during tha
prescribed times, the next trouble to
ensue was in Springfield. Manager
Ebbett of the Main Garage refuses ti
abide by the requests of the Stat
Council of Defense forbidding the sale
of gas on Sunday and the ruling c
the Fuel Administration forbidding
sales after G p. in. week days. As far
as literal enforcement of tho rules are
concerned, tho matter has been largely
within the discretion of tho oil compa
niesthe Standard, the Shell and the
Dnion, and they have seen 1H to ubldo
by tho recommeUdatlouB ml ti,b Coun
cil of Defense and the Fuel Admlnt
traiion! They havo Jointly agreed le
supply no dealer with gas who refuse
to obscrvo the rules, and in this they
will bo supported by these organisa
It is not within tho knowledge of re
tail dealers to determine tho status aC
the gasoline supply of tho country, l
within (heir province to ovorldo
conservation methods that may ba
adopted. Outside of that it is paljMSr
bly unfair to dealers who do obaetm
tho restrictions, and it is the inteat wc
the companies to supply only iwefc
dealers as adhere strictly to tho rata.
' According to Wr. Sprague, Mr. Wk
bett haa thus far Indicated no M'1Wla
ness to ubldo by the rules, and MjHtim
no recedes from the stand be m ,
bis supply vrlll be auut oC,