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THE SPRINGFIELD NEWS
Knlorod February 24, 1003, lit Hprlngflold, Oregon iim sec
oiiiIoIiibn nmtlor unilor act of Cointreau of March, 1870.
SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 1919.
VOL. XVIII, NO. 13
10 TRY EK-KAISER
Council of Four Will Attompt To
Bring B. Hohonzollorn
To Answer. 2'
BELGIUM TO BE ARBITER.
Gormnny Must Also Pay an
domnity of $5,000,000,000
I Within Two Yonrs.
" Paris. April 0. Tho responsibility
of tho Herman emperor for the war
and the meaiiH for bringing him to
trial hy one of tho allied governments,
proliahly IIoIkIiiiii, have been dellnltoly
dutermliied upon hy tho council of
four. TIiIh followH the definite doclx
Jon on (he terum of reparations for
war dnningoa. whereby $B,0n0.000,0o0.
000 must he paid within the next two
yearn and an Interallied commission
nun ohm the remaining damage for a
period of 30 yoarH, beginning May 1,
The ngiwuncnt on roHpoimlhlllty for!
the war la understood to have heeu a
comrroinlBo lietween divided reports
presented hy the rommlaalon of whlcli
Secretary Lansing Ih In agreement on
Hie gennrnl responsibility of the Qer
man emperor for bringing on tho war.
hut (IIvImIoii occurred on whether It
'wnn fcaiilhle to bring hint to JiiBtlco
"before nn International tribunal.
Tho French and rirltlBh view fav
ored n tribunal, but tho American
view, It In understood, favored moral
Indictment without recourse to prpso
cutlon, owing to the lack of nii Inter
national law an a basis for trial be
fore an International court,
llolglum, on whlcli tho wnr fell flrnt
nnd heavlent, Ib reported to hnve tak
en a view much similar to that of tho '
United States, while Japan and Italy j
wero partially In accord with tho '
It wan owing to these divergent
vlewpolutH that the council devised n K
new plan, whereby ono of tho allied
nations, probably Belgium would In-
ltlato proHocutlon ngalnat the former j
emperor nftd others responsible for j
tho breach of treaties, tho. Invasion of
lorrltory and the destruction directed
ngulnst this country and lending to a j
moro Konoral Hpread of the war. The
oxact nature of tho agreement Is not
disclosed hut (he foregoing; Is believed
to cover tho main lines. "
Tho text nB finally approved on re
parations spocineB that the enemy
countries! must admit responsibility
for all loss nnd dumngo to all nsso
clatoilf tint Ions and their citizens
,ni,finil Mm mi Inut Uliililii uivtrma.
t, .. .' , , , ,, . March .11. 1002, and lived there until
Klon. Hut. In view of tUo Innb 111 y of,.. ' ' , . , .
the enemy countrlos fully to recom
pense those losses, the clause states,
nn Inter allied cnmmlsHlon will nssnRs
tho losses on n Just basis for 30 years,
beginning May 1. 1021, with nn Initial
payment of $5,000,000,000,000.
Oormnny In to pny tho entire cost
of tho commission nnd staff during
tho 30 years of operations. Tho first
payment Ih to bo croditcd ngalnst
Oormany's obligation to pay for tho
mnlntonnnco of tho allied troops In tho
oncunlod regions, nnd tho second
priority Ih for tho payment of food
rollof funllHhotl to Oormany.
WHIPPET TANK IS COMINQ.
Saw Service In Arflonne and li Being
Exhibited In Victory Loan
Ono of tho Vicious Ilttlo whippet
tanks employed by the American sol
dlorn In siuuHhlng Gorman barb wlro
for tho advancing Infantry to pass
ovor and for cleaning out nosts of
nnlporn, machine gunners nnd bomb
ers, will bo In Eugono from :i:tr p.
m. tomorrow (Saturday) until 0:00
o'clock tho naino ovonlng. Tho Ilttlo
cntorplllnr typo mnehlno will pans up
nnd down tho streotH of lOugouo on Its
own powor, nnd will bo nn Interesting
Tho exhibit la being sent around tho
etnto by tho Victory Loin commltteo.
Wu have Homo good piano hoxes for
salo, norry Piano 'Store.
RETURN8 TO SPRINGFIELD
AFTER LONG ADOENCE
Mr, and Mrs, O. It. Lamar, who for
niorly lived In Springfield some 12
yearn ago, arrived In tlio city thlu
week and I.', torn! milking tliolr homo
Mr. I.nninr will ho romnmborod by
tunny ncqunlntAtieoH iib jmntor of Iho
llapllHl church lit that time. Ill
limilth, however, compelled him lo re
elgn tho iiantornlf, and together with
IiIh family ho moved to Calirornlu lo
recuperate.' Afler recovering omo
what, ho rotumcd to 'Oregon and took
up residence In Iobnnon, whoro ho
Iibh lived for hoiiio tlmo. Mo could not
renin t the lure of Springfield, how
oor, and decided tn return to make
hi fcriunnont homo Hero and Ih now
looking for a desirable placo of resi
dence. Mr. l.amar does not at preiicnt con
template entering actlvoly In church
Mlim Ida Joncu nnd Mr. Ward Lona
hery. both of Sprlngiiold, were mar
ried In Eugene on WedncBduy at 3 p,
in., llov. C. 10. Dunham officiating.
They left Immediately for Ilosoburg,
where thny will upend their honey
moon visiting with Mrs. I.onMhery's
siHter, Mm. Hose CurtlH. Later they
"' rottirn to SprliiRHvIri " to reside
Mrs. I.oiiHhery Ih the daughter of
Mrn. Roo Conrad.
MIrs Vera Nolnon and Mr. Floy Mau'o
wore mijrrlod in Portland March 20th.
MrH. Maule wna formerly with the
Ketol's drug Htore. They will make
their home In Portland.
NEW. RADIO DEVICE.
Photographic receiving and record
ing of wireless messages Is now be
ing carried on by naval engineers near
liar Harbor, Maine. The Instrument
lined Is said to be tho Invention of C.
A. Hoxle. of Schenectady. N. Y., an
engineer employed hy the General
Klectrlc company. Hy this Invention
the eye supplements or roplaci-n tho
ear In reading wireless messages. It
Is also said to Insure greater spoed
and accuracy in receiving and de
ciphering messages than has hereto
fnru been possible. Tho machine has
frequently recorded messagcR at tho
ru'te of -100 .words a minute, nnd a
speed of GOO words n minute was
reached during a rccont teat.
BARNEY WILLIAMS INJURED.
nrnoy WilnmWthc contractor at
, ooth-Kolly Lumber comrnny.
lm,t wlJl a very ,mllfll, accl(U.lU Tura.
,v whpn of ,,,. fo ,,,
,,,, ll)JllrlnK lt qlllu, 8eVoroly.
DERT LEE DIES TUESDAY.
Younfl Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. E, Lee,
of Springfield, Succumbs to
Port Leo, son of Mr. and Mis. K. R.
Lee, of this city, dlod of mnlnrlal fev
er on Tuesday, nftor a long illness.
I Hort was born at Nampn, Ida.,
years ago. Ho attended tho public
schools here and had n wide clrclo of
young friends nnd acquaintances who
mourn his untimely death.
Resides IiIh pnronts, ho leaves ono
sister, Mrs. D, R. Ferguson, of Jnspor,
and two brothers, Oscar and Hen, who
Tho funeral sorvlces, which wero
held Wednesday afternoon ( at the
Christian church, of which tho young
man wnB a member, wero nttepdod by
n largo concourse of frienda and
"Count that day loat
Whoao low-descending buh"
Don't find a "porno"
Hy Oraco 13. Hall
In the Orcgonlyun,
Hut wo wondor whoro
She finds tho tlmo
To got her housework dono.
Tho regular mooting of tho High
school Lltorary Soolotywns hold Fri
day nftornoou In tho nssomhly hall,
and a splendid program wiih hold hem
and a splendid program was present
ed by tho freshmen and Juniors. Sup
erintendent N. A, Raker presented n
numbor of very Interesting Blidcs por
tabling to tho various stages of army
training and snortH of Undo Snm'a
boys In tho different cantonments.
Thojioxt mooting will bo hold on
April 18. Tho progrnm will ho In
charge of tho aophomoroB and Bontora.
THE I R.
On tho Southern Pacific lines north
of Ashland there wero botweon Oc
tober 1,1918, and February 28, 1919.
a period of five months, 73 collisions
between vehicles nnd trains. Of
those, 3S were collisions with steam
trains and 35 with electric trains on
grade crosa'ngs and corners of streets
In cities through which trains pass,
resulting In three deaOis and Injuries
to 35 people, besides dnmago to or de
struction of 73 vehicles.
Noarly every day wo road of pooplo
being killed on railroad crossings
through the uttor carelessness nnd
thoughtlessness of drivers of vehicles,
The Hat Is Increasing at nn appall
ing rnto, and In an effort to reduce
or nt least eliminate, if possible this
coubo of Injury to men, women nnd
children tho United Stntos rtnllroad
Administration has instituted an In
tensified campaign of education
through the nowspnpors, and tho fol
lowing nrtlcle taken from the March
Issue of tho "Safoty First Bulletin,"
published by the United Stntes Rail
road Administration, should bo read
by every driver of a vehicle, ns It
coptoliiB much food for thought to
Uioso whoso ono nmbitlon la to "beat
tho train," nnd to thoao who aro care
ful It. Is a further warning that "Safo
ty First" Is a couplo of words easily
remombored whether afoot, horseback
-r In nn automobllo:
I Thousands of automobllo and other
fehlclo'drlvers ob woll as occupants
ire yearly killed and Injured on Amer
ican railroad crossings that aro pro
tected by iho familiar railroad cross
During tho first two months of 1919
thero woro already threo crossing In
juries on tho O.-R. It. & N.. lines and
29 on tho Southorn TacHlc llneB, 14 oJ
which consisted of collisions with
stenm trnlim nnd 15 with electric
trains on crossings and stroot comers
of cities tljrough which trains pass.
Those 32 collisions rosultod In two
deaths, 24 personal Injuries, and dnm
ago or destruction to 31 automobiles
nnd ono wagon. If such a condition
Is already hero, what caii bo expected
when tho ploasuro driving season
commences this spring?
From January 1,4191G, to February
?.8, 1919, thero woro 134 crossing accl
donts on tho O.-W. n. TX. & N. linos,
reatiltlng In deaths of 21 persons and
Injur to 87. On tlio Southorn Pa
cific ilnes nortli of Ashland, from Oc
tobor 1, 1918, to Fobruary 28, 1919,
thero wero 73 crossing accldonts, re
sulting In throo deaths and 34 Injur-
addition to denths and injuries
thore woro 188 automobiles nnd 19
othor vehicles dostroyed and damagod. is suro to come unloss ho mends his
A nogllglblo. numbor of tho vohlclo ways and becomes careful whon ap
owners rocovorell anything, hocnuso jnonchlng a railroad crossing,
in nearly ovory case tho drlvor was ( Takinc n risk over crossings has
nt fault. 'wined out families; lt has killed
A largo numbor of the accidents (r)cntjs nmj donr onos. Thoro Is no
woro caused by tho automobllo rim
ing Into tho sldo of tho train, onglno
or cars, in somo or tnoso'tno train
was Blinding still. Many woro duo
to tho automobllo going nt such spoed
that it skidded onto the track when
attempts were mndo to stop It. In
some cases tho automobile brakes
fn Ijd. Several accidents were cause 1
on account of the driver's looking In
ono direction only while the train ap
proached from tho opposite direction.
A fow accidents occurred on double
track whoro automobiles stopped to
let by a train in one direction, and on
crossing track was struck by a train
coming frrtm- tho opposite direction
on the other track. Quite a number
of automobillsts wero warned by flag
men and switchmen, but did not heed
tho warning and plunged Into a col
lision. Several drivers were going at
such speed that when they encoun
tered train near or on crossing they
could not stop, but turned their ma
chines to the side, going through tho
fence, down an embankment, or
against a crossing sign. In some In
stances tho auto driver crashed
through railroad crossing gates when
thoy woro down.
Sheer recklessness on tho part of
tho driver Is tho principal cause of
tho numerous deaths and Injuries lo
automobile occupants, and not infre
quently tho reckless driver brings
death and suffering to members of his
own family. Tho United Stntes Rail
road Administration 13 desirous of
avoiding such accidents, but tho trains
must run, as the railroads aro tho
armories through which flows tho nec
essary commerce of tho country.
Tholr efflcVnt and unimpaired opera
tion Is as necessary to tho United
States of America as tho arteries are
necossnry In tho human body, there
fore thoy cannot bo allowed to stop
Tho onglneor of tho locomotive on
tho train or in a switching yard Is
humnn, nnd abhors running nnyono
down. I la is using all possible pre
cautions, hut he cannot .stop a train
within a-few feet, as an auto can bo
stopped. Engineers havo on somo oc
casions completely collapsed mental
ly and physically when tholr engines
killed nnyono, and that, too, without jnlng gear In good shape, as tho fall
any blame on their part. Thoy try . uro of these to function nt tho crltl
their utmost to avoid striking nnv-'cal moment has often caused death,
one, but the engine has only tho rails n Is tho practice of railroad employes
to run on, whllo tho auto driver has when approaching or going about i
vorywhoro else, thoroforo, tho engl-
neor positively cannot help running
down the 'auto whon tho driver do- J
Uberatoly and unexpectedly plunges
nhoad of tho moving engine. i
It scorns that It Is up to tho news- would bo practicing Safoty First,
papers tho public, nnd officials, and 'Whoro tho view is moro or less ob
tho employes of tho United States structed tho auto driver in every case
Railroad Administration to do what Jeopardizes his own life nnd the lives
, thoy can to help educato tho reckless
inuto drlvor In order to savo him from
hs own fnto, which sooner or Inter
or on, stroot crossings In tho city, If
tho auto drlvor will only look ahead,
ANOTHER BIO TRACTOR
FOR COUNTY ROAD WORK
Tho Lnno County Court has pur
chased another large tractor of 75
horsepower whlcli will bo used on tho
roads of Lane county, making a total
of liirco of these big machines now
owned by tho couhly.
This tractor will bo uacd exclusive
ly for hauling crushed rock, announce
members of the court, while the other
(two will bo used to pull tho scarifiers
and graders. It Is planned to do away
with hauling In trucks as far as pos
t . .t. .. . , i. hi.tt.fl
niuio uu nit wiieuin ui iiicdu vuiiiuiun
cut up tho road, while tho big wagons
that aro used with the tractors havo
wheels a foot wide and act as a roller
as they pass over the roads.
FORK ON M'KENZIE PA8S
ROAD TO BE COMPLETED.
Tho Lano County Court Monday
signed the contract for the Joint Im
provement of the road over McKenzle
Pass, and tho work will begin as soon
as weather conditions permit, lt is
Untlei this contVact the Lane Coun
ty Court will give $15,000, tho Des
chutes Court will give $5,000, and the
Forestry Department and State High
way Commission will furnish a largo
part of the money. Lane county has
already done $G,000 worth of wbrk on
tho road for which lt Is given credit.
This work was completed last year
above Dlue River.
SOUTHERN PACIFIC WILL
MAKE TOURIST RATES,
F. E. Batturs, assistant passenger
traffic manager of the Southern Pa
cific and Western Pacific railroad
announced f'oday tliat tho United
States -Railroad Administration had
authorized the publication of low
round trip summer tourist fares to
western resorts in the Sierras and
Santa Cruz mountains, to Lake Tahoe,
Yosemlte Valley, Crater Lake, Yellow
stone Park, Glacier Park, Grand Can
yon, Shasta and Feather Itlver re
gions and practically all other sum
mer resorts to which It has been cus
tomary to sell summer tickets in the
The sales dates will be May 30 to
September 30, inclusive, except 15-day
tickets will be sold on Friday and
Saturday. There will be two general
classes of fares for tickets limited to
three months from dato of sale car
riers under Federal control will make
a reduction of 20 per cent from double
tho one-way fare; and for the 15-day
tickets sold on Friday and Saturday,
the reduction will bo one-third. Fif-
eenday tickets will not be sold to
points more distant than 400 miles..
Mr. jChll 'Walsh, of Lowell, was a
weekend visitor at tho home of his sls-
Monday morning, April 7, to Mr. and
Mrs. C. E. Montgomery, a daughter.
CARD PF THANKS.
We, tho undersigned, desire to ex
press our heartfelt gratitude to the
kind friends and neighbors for ttielr
sympathy and assistance rendered
during our bereavement for our darl
ing son nnd brother; also for tho beau
tiful floral offerings.
MR, and MRS. E. E. LEE,
OSCAR and BENJ. LEE,
MR. and MRS. D. E. FERGUSON,
MR. and MRS. D. W. GRAY.
have his mind on what is before htm,
and keep his engine, brakes and run-
curve or othor obstruction which 1m-
pairs the) view to send a flagman
nhead. Would this not bo tho proper
thing to do for tho automoblllst when
thero are several in the car? lt
of tho other occupants of tho car if
ho attempts to make a crossing be-
fore ho is positive thoro Is no danger
from trains, enrs or engines. When
tho view Is clenr and good for somo
distance ho should look both ways,
nnd nof only ono way, but In every
caso at loast STOP, LOOK AND LIS
TEN. In all cases tho driver should be
euro his car will not stall on tno
tracK. u no is noi sure oi uus, men
it Would bo safer not to try to cross
VITUS FARM SELLS
L. C. Abies, Berkeley, Cal., Cap
italist, Acquires Valuablo
PLACE CONTAINS 285 ACRES..
Will Be Developed As Firs! Unit
In Springfield Irrigation
What means as much to Springfield
as any other single factor In her de
velopment was brought to practical
fruition this week when L. C. Abies,
of Berkeley, Cal., .planked down $32,
000 In -hard cash for the August Vitus
farm of 285 acres near here.
Mr. Abies is associated with W L.
Benham In the Benham Irrigation
project, and expects to put the entire
farm he has Just purchased under Ir
rigation as Tapldly as possible. Tho
water will be ready for use. If need
ed, by the middle of May. Mr. Abies
was attracted to tho Springfield dis
trict by the possibility of cheap irri
gation with plenty of water. He
came here a year ago to Investigate
the irrigation situation, and became
convinced that tho Willamette valley
has a great future if drained and ir
rigated. One hundred and fifty acres of tho
farm 'are already seeded to grain, and
Mr. Abies has made arrangements to
have 50 acres seeded to barley. He
plans to. Irrigate every acre this sum
mer; that can bo reached "s-lth',water.'
LANE COUNTY TEACHERS'
INSTITUTE ENDORSE LEAGUE.
Junction City, Ore., April 5. Tho
following resolutions endorsing tho
League ef Nations were adopted by.
the Lane County Teachers' Institute
in session at Junction City, Ore.,
Afcrll 5, 1919:
Whereas, the Central powers of
Europe In their desire for world dom
ination have forced upon the allied na
tions and the United States the most
destructive war In all history; and
Whereas, to prevent future wars
and promote the liberty and progress
of the whole world lt is necessary to
have a world organization of the dem
ocratic nations similar to that of the
states of the United States, sufficient
ly strong to curb tho lawless ambi
tions of militaristic nations; therefore
be lt '
Resolved, That we, the teachers of
tho Lane County Institute, pledge our
heartiest support to tho League of
Nations now being formed at Paris by
the representatives of tho United
States and the allies and urge our sen
ators In congress to give their moral
support and their votes to the move
ment. Bo it further
Resolved, That copies of theso res
olutions bo sent to Senator Geo. A.
Chamberlain, Senntor Charles Mc
Nary, William H. Taft, president of
tho League to Enforce Peace, 130 W.
42nd St.. New York, and 'to the news
papers of Lane county with a request
to publish. .
(Signed) WM. SCOTT,
E. J. MOORE,
County School Supt.
BIG SURPRISE TO
MANY IN SPRINGFIELD.
People are, surprised at the IN
STANT action of simple buckhofn
bark, glycerine, etc., as mixed In Ad-
ler-l-ka. ONE SPOONFUL flushes tho
ENTIRE bowel tract so completely It
rolloves ANY CASE sour stomach, gas
or constipation and prevents appen
dicitis. The INSTANT, pleasant ac
tion of Adlepl-kn surprises both doc
tors and patients. It removes foul
matter which poisoned your stomach
for months. H. M. Peory Drug Co.
McDowell's Department Storo has
installed a good line of fishing tackla
nnd aro prepared to serve you.
Glondonnlng has them for ladles
or gentlemen, tho quality of which
re unsurpassed at a price lowor
than can elscwhoro bo obtained.