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'IIIM THE SPRINGFIELD NEWS
THURSDAY, NOV, 7, 1018
1& Springfield News
Pu&lshod ovory Thursday by the
JLnno Count; Publishing Association.
tm ijii.mrii "ii n n "if n i ruir inr r n nfii nin -innrrfiir "i i r if
ROBERT A. BRODIE, Editor and Mgr.
(Payabto (a advance.)
Cno year $1.59
Six months .76
Thrco months .... .59
Tct column Inch 15c
Tho present epidemic ot influenza
&as brought on tho moat remarkable
exhibitions ot official guesswork and
fcconsistency cvor gathered together
to, mystify and confound a 'people
-vhtle endeavoring, to formulate a ra
tional course of action for them to
Physicians havo by no means been
Hho greatest offenders. In their profes
sional attempts to allay public fear
1 slid subdue the ravages ot tho disease.
Their obligation to those they aim to
serve is limited to the knowledge
medical research has thus far
achieved, and this still has a long way
Ho travel. At tho outbreak of tho epi
demic In Eugene, one physician pre-"
scribed a boric acid solution for
spraying and gargling. No doubt
ethor physicians recommended the
some thing. After hundreds of peo
ple had stocked their medicine shelves L
with this, another physician in tho
same town shattered the faith of the
inhabitants in all remedies by stating '
In the press that "nothing but 'alka
line' solutions should be used" for this
antiseptic purpose! If those who have
mado moro or less study and expcrl-
meriting in such matters, can't agree, i
to whom will tho Ignorant public look j
Xpr guidance? Why don't they agree? j
It would seem to tho layman that only
a common sense rulo based upon the j
results of scientific experiments would ;
xerve here-relther there is. a depend- i
able, effective solution to combat in- j
nuenza or oiaer Daciena, or mere is ,
not Are-the dozens of different
nuciues mat are onereu ror saie me
result of experimentation or not? it
not, why are they not placed under
the ban? If they are, to what degree
are they effective? Is one more effec
tive than the other? Does one out of
the twenty or more, all advertised to
lie effective, stand out superlative
more effective than tho rest? If there
Is, what is its name? If there are six
out of the twenty all of tried and
jroven Infallibility, what are. their
mimes? it would seem If any physi
cian, or chemist, who has 'actual, not
theoretical, knowledge of the, effective
ness of this multiplicity of antiseptics,
would be under tho greatest profes
sional obligation to acquaint the pub-
. JIc of tho fact Why keep shrouded
m mystery (or ignorance) tho merits
(Jir demerits) of these numerous ger-j
TOlcidcs? Why not have a test made ' 4,
of any manufactured antiseptic in a
, government laboratory and have print
ed on tho label the time required to
vender sterile, If at all, the most pre
valent disease germs before the for-
mula of the solution Is admitted to j
government protection and tho solu-1 f
Hon placed upon the market? Further, !
S there are any bacteria immune from !
the potency of each specific formula, 4.
let that bo plainly stated upon the fr
label also. Why not havo plenty of '
enlfghtment upon the things that con-!
eern us every day?
, To return once moro to our present
day afflictions, we have added to them
the attempt at regulation by the civil
authoritips. In many cases thoso have
.Seen characterized by inefficiency, in
decision and Inconsistency. , Portland
lias probably shown as many glaring
Instances of this as any. After preach-
lag for soveral weeks against people
eoegregating in public places, Mayor
Baiter has now ordered tho closing of ,
downtown stores at 3:30 In tho after-
noon. Tho only possible effect this
wilt havo will to bo to confine the
afternoon throng ot shoppers into the
congestion of about two hours of shop
ping tlmo instead of distributing the
3an";o throng over tho entire aftorfloom
This moans, also, the crowding of
atrnetcars, olQvatora, streqts and sidewalk-,
waiting-rooms, etc., during tho
curtailed period. .
A few years ago Portland nowspn
po?s sarcastically referred to tho "sum
mer" cars pr opon cars that wero
.Impressed Into service as lato as No
,voLiber to tako caro.of congested traf
jjfitjjis "pneumonia" earn. Now tho
oltyjftHclals want, to kick the win
dows q'ut of tho closed cat's to let In
Ieiity of fresh air In order to escape
pnoumonta and kindred menaces ot
human 1 1 to.
In hugo display advertisements the
Pactnc Telephone Company entreats
Us patrons to not use ttio phono ex
cept In tho direst emergency. Now
the Portland department stores urge
their patrons to order a yard ot muslin
or cheoaecloth "oyer the phono,"
rather than come down town.
It thoro Is a rational human being
loft in a world mado up of porploxity
and woe, now is tho tlrao for him to
stand boldly forth and declare htm
solf aa such, and wo win glvo him a
Job to lead us out of tho Land of Dl
There is much complaint by many
Springfield residents ovor tho incor
rigible acts ot hoodlums upon tho pub
lie thoroughfares and clsowhere. No
effort hnsMjoon mado by the poltco
power of tho city to effectually sup
press the annoyances and disturban
ces and unless under tho provisions of
the city chaftor the marshals are, not
endowed with sufficient authority to
suppress the growing ovil, a potition
will bo presented to tho council seek
ing relief, and the charter bo changed
as to widen tho. police powers ot the
municipality and mako it mardatorv
upon tho part ot tho marshals to
promptly and effectually quiet dis
order. Wo let out a gentlo hintyn couple
ot weeks ago that it would bo advis
able for Springfield business men to
get together and work "co-oporativoly"
a little. Are you becoming so used to
"drives." boys, that you are going to
wait for sheer necessity to "drive"
you to this work?
It begins to look as It the "self
determination ot peonies' will be
changod to "extermination of peoples"
before anything is determined.
Now that Austria has secured peace
from her neighbors, she will have tlmo
to enjoy tho wars that are apt to com
mence at home. i
Mrs. "Van" console yourself with
Who fact that It took a woman to beat
you. ro "moro'
man would daro do
Now folks, altogether for a perfectly
ripping Thanksgiving, 'We can be
thankful we are alive these days.
There are some things worse than
tho "flu." Suppose wo were In tho
path of the Hun retreat?
If- Is nearly time to banish tho
Kaiser to the isle of St. Helena and
let him think It over.
Thnr. fa nnlv ., tn ,,,,
Gee! It was a red-hot campaign for
tho city election, wasn't It?
Good work can be done 'in a trench
but not in a rut.
BABIES MUST HAVE MILK
"You get moro calorics to the
penny from milk than from any
other food even at the present
price," said Dr. E. J. Labbo,
specialist, who returned recent
ly from Europe! and who spoke
at the State Fair and at other
patriotic gatherings. Dr. Labbe
told ot the children he treated
In tho Red'Cross children' hos
pital in Evian, on Lako Geneva,
in France. The little French
and Belgian refugees were wan
and wcaR and almost lifeless.
A milk diet soon brought good
results and the babes thrived.
"But." said Dr. Labbe, "they
will never entirely shako off
the marks made by tho months
in which they were starved for
milk. Children must have milk
If the race Is to go on. It, Is
every man's and every woman's
duty to do all in his power to
keep tho herds of Oregon alive.
Feed men, falll men, dairymen,
householders, dealers, everyone
must co-operate. The babies of
the world must bo saved."
Milk may be used not only as an
addition to an already rich diet, but
in place of some of the slowly dlgestod
dishes which over tax the digestive
organs and impair the health. Milk
contains all tho elements necessary
to sustain life and build Up the body.
It must be remembered too, that"Wter
is a food for all, for rich and poor, for
ohl and young. Cottage cheeso Is
another dairy product that is ot great
Attor a nobto strugglo lasting four
days tho editor managed to fill' out his
questionnaire and duly filed tho same
ono hour ahead ot tho tlmo allotod to
return it, to avoid bolng "plnchod." It
was a narrow oacapo. Strange to say
within one hour attor mmo was flloil,
news camo ovor tho wire thnt an arm-
tBtlco delegation had started from
Horlln for tho wostorn front. Appar
ently G-orman spies havo been report
ing our overy movo for a long tlmo,
and upon learning of our entry Into
tho forces of tho U. S. A., realized that
It would now bo uselosa to prolong
tho strugglo. Whllo wo nppreciato
this trtbuto to our military prowess,
wo regret that wo did not fllo our dec
laration ot bolllgeroncy sooner. Inas
much thoro was no great commotion
among tho Roche. It Is assumed that
the 'matter has boon dlscussod ovor
thoro tor somo tlmo and prearranged
among the Hun military leadors to
quietly submit to tho inevitable when
announcement was mado ot our being
hurled into tho crisis. So without tno
blare ot a trumpet, the Hun laid down
as wo stepped Into tho maolstrom of
war to strike the shackles, from tho
Goddess of Liberty and unloosen tho
pinions from the Dovo ot Peaco.
Dut wo will nevor bo qulto the sumo
again. The mental strain of groping
In tho past and tearing away tho
shroud from memories that hod been
laid away in camphor balls and trotting-
'em out on dress parado, has In
deed been groat. Somo of tiro ques
tions wcro almost rudo. Thoy haunt
us. Our brain is a ' soothing vortox
and thoso queries dauco beforo our
distorted and distraught vision and
Intrude themselves In wInTform and
Q. How old woro you when born?
A. Quite young for my ngo.
Q. How much did you woigh on
your nearest Tilrthday? (Answer yes
(If your answer is "no," you ncod
not nnswer the questions on tho fol
lowing nlno pngqs nor sign your
Q. Did you speak English in high
school; Ifvso, how much.
A. Not much.
Q. Were you over In Jail? (It-you
answer "yes" you need not answer tho
following seven pages.)
(Registrant reads "the following
seven pages," and in a fit of despera
tion answers "yes."
Q. Can you qualify for the aviation
service? If so, tell ua lfer name, color
of hair, and what you know nbout her
on tho next dotted lino.-
A. Registrant "gees up In tho nlr,"
answers "no, and because of that has
fo reply to tho next four pages.
Q. Do you waive your rihts to
A. -No, safety first!
Q. Have you warts, spavin, car
buncles or an ingrowing faco? How
much are they? (Ana. yes or no.)
Q. What other chronic afflictions?
A. The Springfipld News.
Q. What do you tako for it?
A. Tanlac. '
Q. What would you rather do, raise
food for tho allies or raise h 1 with
tho Huns? (Answer yes or no).
(If you answer Is "yes," you will bo,
put In Class 1. If "no." you will bo
Q. What military experience havo
you had lately?
A. Saw Empey go "ovor tho top"
at the Rex.
Q. If you swear to tho affidavit that
will exempt you from being shot at
. sunrise, what swear word can you say
the plainest? .
Q. If unable to swear, yourself.
who would you prefer to do it for-you?
A. Frank DePue.
Q. State how many languages he
can do It in?
A. All of 'efti.
(The next two questions Registrant
must answer "yes" to the first and
"no" to the second,)
Q. (1) Do you know anything else
A. (1) Yes.
Q. (2) Is it fit to print?
A (2) No.
Card of Thanks.
Wo desire to express our apprecia
tion of the kindness. shown us by our
friondn find nnl-rhtinrn nttnnilnnt nnnn i
menus anu neignuors ationuant upon
the death of Herbert Creech. 1
..mil. anu mhs. juhn uuueuh.
MR. and' MRS. JAMES EVANS.
IF EVER A HORSE LAUGHS
It Is aftor wo aro through shoeing
him. Ho feels like n two venr.oltl
-with thoso perfect fitting, comfortablo
shoos on his reot. If you think ll 1 Notice Is hereby given that a meot
dcesn't pay to tako pains with a 1 Ing of tho legal voters being resident
horse's shooing, bring yours horo and taxpayers and owners of real proporty
ho nlea-mntlv nurnriHei! with the hot-1 Uoml -Ditjtrlct No. EC, III Lano Coun
no pleasantly surprised w th tne Do oroltfli, will bo Jiold at tho hour of
tor gait ho will show, the bettor work.. 1 -,.wi. n m n im aari iinv nr Nn.
ho will do for yu.
I have secured the sorvlces of a
first-class horseshoer and am now
prepared to accoiupiodrUe old custom
ers as woll ao now In that particular
lino of blacksralthing-
L. 13. THOMPSON.
Joo Hill has a now hat.
It Is not tho first ,
Now hat ho has had,
Dut this hat unusual.
It Is Inoro or loss becoming
To Joo'o stylo ot beauty,
But JubI tho same
Tho hat baffles description,
Tho crgwn looks llko
Ono of Egglmnnn's buns
And tho brim resembles a
K you sco any combination .
Going down street,
You will know
Is, hitched to It
Somewhere. ' 1
Wo had fixed up . ' .
With John Kotols, , '
Has about expired
And wo aro In'
No frame ot mtud
To renew It.
Ponco with folks
Who dontcvon try, "
To got nlong with ua
Is useless. " i
Look nt John's competitor,
Mark Mlko Poory '
Wo never havo trouhlo
Of courao he's married
He'd be moro humblo. '
Hut aside from thnt
He doesn't look down on ub
Like John docs
IlecauBo wo work
For our monoy.
Of courso wo collect
Moro off of John
Tho first or tho month
Than wo do from Mlko,
And Mike knows it,
Hut ho doesn't make
Any such moan remarks ns:
"John has to advertise strong
To soil his stuff,"
Like somo competitors would say.
That's what wo llko
If ho can't
Say anything good
.About his rival
He sayB nothing nt all.
On account ot somo alterations
To bo made tn tho
Our fellow-cltlzen, John Edwards,
Expects to removo his star
From tho servlcov Aug.
"Is Councllmnn Eggimann hero?"
"Tho meeting will.pleaser como. to
"Is Treasurer Keasoy hero?" '
"Tho Marshal will pleaso lock tho
. ' ' t
"We will now havo
Tho Health Committee's report
On tho Flu Situation."
"Honored Sirs: '
Your committeo ,
Having been advised
By Doc Rebban
That Influential bacillus Infinitum
Has made necessary
Tho Inoculation with a
Vacclno emulsion of
Into tile lymphatic system of
Ono Springfield woman
With six kids.
She reports that all her "troubles."
Wo hopo so.
We hopo not.
Say, what is the
Right answer, anyhow?
"Who was that sneezed?"
"The council will adjourn!"
Deafness (Jannot Be Cured
by local uppllcalloAi, a they cannot loach
too dlijatd portion of the ear. There la
only one way to cure deafnua. and that la
.by constitutional rcmcdlFa, Deafneaa la
cauaru ay an innamea condition or ine mu
com lining- of tho Eustachian Tube. When
thla tube la Inflamed you have a. rumbling
sound or Imperfect Hearing-, and when ft la
entirely closed, Deafness Is the result, and
unless the Inflammation can be taken out
and this tube restored to Ita normal condl-
tlon, hearing will be destroyed forever: nlno
c out ten arB ,., oy catarrh.
' nothing but an
of the mucous surfaces.
which Is nothing but an Inflamed condition
tne mucous surracea.
We will irlvo One Hundred Dollnrifor any
case of Drafness (caused by catarrh) Hint
cannot be cured by Hall's C'aUrrh Cure,
Send for circulars, free.
F. J. CICKNMV & CO., Toledo, Ohio.
Bold by Drut-Rl-tj, 7So.
Tako Halt's l'uiully l'llls for constipation.
NOTICE OF ROAD DISTRICT
To w ,t "concern:
vomber. A. D. 1018. at tho Minnies
Hall In said Road Pistrlct, to deter
niino' whether said road district shall
lovy a spoclal tax of 3 mills upon all
tho taxable proporty in said district
fcr the purposo of providing funds for
general road purposes,
II. L. DOWN,
tom S ft n
"SICKNESS IS BAD," BUT POVERTY, AND DE
PENDING UPON "CHARITY" IS WORSE. WE CANT
ALWAYS PREVENT SICKNESS, BUT POVERTY IS ;
NEARLY ALWAYS THE RESULT OF EXTRAVA
GANCE AND WASTE.
MOST MEN CAN SAVE PART OF THEIR EARN
INGS FROM THEIR WORK OR THEIR BUSINESS
WITHOUT REALLY DENYING THEMSELVES.
WHEN SICKNESS COMES DON'T LET IT FIND
YOU WITHOUT MONEY.
PUT MONEY IN THE BANK FOR SELF-PROTECTION.
If you only knew to
bacco you'd get a pouch
ot Real Gravely today.
Then you'd have a sat
isfying chew, a good
tasting chew. It lasts so
much longer that any
10 a pouch-sTzaf
NdTICE OF ROAD DISTRICT
To Whom H May Concern:
Notice is hereby given that a moot
ing of tho lognl votors bolng resident
taxpayers and owners of roal property
in Road .District No. 5, in Lane Coun
ty, Oregon, will be held at tho hour of
Z o'clock p. in., on tho 23rd day ot No
vember, 1918, at tho Lower Camp
Creek School House In said road dis
trict, to dotormlno whothor said road
district shall levy a special tax of 3
mills upon nil tho taxable property in
said district for tho purpose of provid
ing funds ror road work, ono half to bo
used on tho Wnltorvillo road and ono
half on tho Upper Camp Creek Road.
H. L. DOWN,
NOTICE OF ROAD DISTRICT
To Whom It May Concern:
Notlco is hereby given that a moot
ing of tho legal voters bolng rosldont
taxpayers and owners of roal proporty
in Koad District No. 10, in Lano Coun
ty, Oregon, will be hold at tno hour ot
2 o'clock p, m., on tho 23rd day of No
vember, A. D. 1918, at tho Woodman
Hall in said road district, to dotormlno
whether said road district shall lovy a
special tax of G mills or loss upon all
tho taxablo proporty in said district
for, the purposb ot providing funds tor
general road purposes,
NOTICE OF RCfAD DI8TRICT
To Whom It Mny Concom: v
Notice Is horehy given thnt a moot
ing of tho legal voters bolng rosldont
taxpayers and owners of roal proporty
In Road District No. 18, in. Lane Coun
ty, Orogon, will bo hold nt tho hour of
2 o'chjek p. m on tho 23rd day of No
vcmtier, A. I, 1018, at, tho School
House in snid road district, to deter
mine,' whothor piid road district shall
lovy a spoclal tax of G mills upon all
tnxjblo' proporty In nald' district for
tho purposo of providing funds tor tho
upkeep and improving the roads It) tho
II. 1. DOWN, County Judgo,
aBM V W rw V v
man can chew this class
of tobacco without extra
s e e
noes further that's,
whs you can Set the good
taste of this class of tobac
co without extra cost.
DR. J. E. RICHMOND
PHONES Office, 3; Residence,. 11 6-J
Over Commercial Bank
D. W. ROOF
SPRINGFIELD, . - OREGON
PINE WATCH REPAIRING
Dr. N. W. Emery
8UTTON DLDG. - - PHONE 20-J
RESIDENCE PHONE 129-W
W. F. WALKER
Ofllco Phono G2; Residence 07-T
West Main St.
UOUEUT RDRNS Lodgo, No.
78, A. M. P., Anclont and
Accopted . Scottish .Itlto Uni
versal and Symbolic Free
Masons meets first and third
Friday evening in W. O. W.
balL Vis'itiiig brothers wel
4, A, Johnson
It W. M-
A marrlod rounder doosn't got much
fun out of It. Ho has to put In holt
his tlmo squaring Iilmself. ,