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SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 191!)
Big Milling Plant Opened Tues
day Morning. Will Product
175 Barrels of Flour Dally.
50.000 INVOLVED IN DEAL
Another Permanent Induetry
Added to Springfield's Crow
ing List of Activities.
Indicative of the Industrial activity
which in now taking place In Spring
fluid another big business deal In
volving the tranafor of IIO.OOO, which
1n the oJtVlal appnilnnent of the
property by the court of tbo plant o(
the Kugene Mill and F.lovator com
pany In thia city, which passed Into
the hand of firm composed of O. C.
CaawHI. (.'. A. K. Whltton. O. O. Hush
man ana A. Welk
ThA mill was opcucd for business
Tueaday morning and the owners plan
to D.atiurscturn me jxoxan Dranu or day Rl)J 10 road op0ped to travel
flour, the aame a tbat put out by theaftf,P Mnr c,01ied lnCiJ the mie ol
former owners. Juiy The MVI pnvj,ig extends f r m
rrevioua to two yeara ago. the mill ' ,he Sprln?fieid brldgo tf the city li.n-
latn aa ifa.na-ui Aril ririitrat I mn tt V M iff
" ,, . ' . '
gene Mill and Klevator company in
connection with tbo Eugene mill,
wblcb was owned by Elmer Paine and
l. A. Williams, a short time after, sold
a! Interest In tbe property to Mr.
Paine, thua glvtug over the entire
wnershlp to hlro. r'or a year, to i
Aate early this spring, Mr. Paine op
erated the mill alone. The property
waa then declared bankrupt and K. L.
'nhainbtnr waa appointed trustee of
Jtae company by the court Since that
time tbe mill hae been closed.
. One year ago tbe mill waa entirely
rebuilt at a cost of $30,000, and all
modern machinery -Installed. The
plant is operated by water power and
has an electric elevator which Is run
Independent of the mill Itself. The
Unt Is equipped with IU own elec
tric lighting system. Detwcen eight
and ten men will be employed when
tbe plant is on Ita running baals again
and will produce about 17S barrels of
According to Mr. Caswell, who wrll
he the busineas manager of the plant,
hard wheat will be shipped in from
to Ills In Montana, and floar made of.
it as well as of tbe soft wheat.
A new railroad spur will be con
etructed immediately at a cost of ap
proximately $3,000. This wltl make
tbe plaDt roodernty equipped In every
way, and it has already been con
sidered the largest mill lu the west
ern part of Oregon, outside of Port
land. , -
WASHBURNE ESTATE IS
GIVEN TO HEIRS
Tbe eatate of C. W. Washburne,
Jane county pioneer, who died Jan.,
12, at tbo age of 95 years, was last
Suturday equally dlvidod Into seven
portions by the terms of tho will.
The estato is tho largest In tbe
county and Included over 4,000 acres
of land, a large Interest la tbo First
National Dank of Junction City and
other property throughout tho county.
Before Mr. Wasbburue's death, tbe
heira, at tho suggestion of Mr. Waah
burno, formed a etbek company, Incor
porated under the laws of Oregon. To
'this corporation tho entire estate was
ontruated. At the meeting Friday (he
corporation wu dissolved and the real
and personal property of the estato
finally divided among, the stock
holders. Those who Hinre lu (bo CKtnto are
As follows: H. A Wnfiliburne of Spring
fiold; W. C. Wuahburne, of Junction
C'dy; K. W. Wdiihliurno, of Portland;
rttirtlia K. Leo, of Eugene ; Mrs. H.
ITHl, of Colfnx, Washington; Mrs Em
ma Crawford, of Albany; Cheater W.
and Curl J. Wui-libuviie receive the one
abure willed to their futhcr.
DONNA WINS OVER
. , SPRINGFIELD IB TO B
.Id a looHcly play! game last Sun
day, (he Donna team won from Spring
field by a score of J(f to" 5. , .'' '
The umpiring wag rank and much
Vrogllnt; resulted during tbe game.
DISTRICT DEPUTY MODERN
WOODMEN IN OPRINOriELO
leo. I j. Cooper, form or Ameri
can Consul at Umi, Peru, H. A.
now district deputy for tho Mod
tra Woodmen of America, wm In
Springfield till week In the In-
Icrrat of the society. Ho I niak-
leg a survey of the country, with
the Intention of organizing new
ramp of the society. Mr. Cooper
ha recently arrived from Peru,
where he made a special study of
foreign trade and commerce dur-
ing hla four and a half years'
service with tbe government.
Mr. Cooper was formerly In the
head office of the Modern Wood-
men at Lincoln, Neb. He aay
be waa moat agreeably aurpili.ml
to find Mr. Thomas Swart llriug
here, he bavins known him for
many year. He waa tbo guont of
Mr. Hwart while at ftyringfield.
Interviewing member of bin
Road to Eugene
Open to Travel
The new stretch o paving ou the! hold which, in time, will ret'ult In ex-jbirih rate per thousand in California
Pacific hlf,iway between Hrrlugfleld Llualnn or ib- white race from the Pa-1 communities where they have concen
and Lugcn waa comphted last Tues- jtn,. coast. . itrated is five tlmen tbe white birth
.. . . . .... ,.
Woik Itnt. now bi-Kun on the high
way at Goshen and la working this
way, and, according to Guy Pyle, who
has the contract for the construction,
about 40 days will Ih needed to com
plete the highway a far north as tbe
The puvlug to he pU' r.n, hcptuulng
at Ooshen will be the tame material
naod lu the construction pf tbe road
between Eugene and Sprlncflcld.
White tbe construction la In progress,
tourlata and other travelers are com
pelled to get over tbe road lu the
beat way possible, aa no short detour
could he provided.
There is on) road, however, which
goea through Springfield and Natron,
but this stretch is about 12 miles
long, and unless the traveler is in
search of beautiful scenery end has
plenty of time to get over the roadu,
it Is not considered advisable to fol
low it Thia detour is for tho benefit
of those who want to go up the Wl
lumctte river, but fur ihoao who ro
following the Tactfio highway, the
road now in the course of construction
la ihe ouly one to use.
6ACKETT DRAW8 LARGE
AUDIENCE AT M. E. CHURCH
I fevangeiini uuiie ihickvu. Known as
j Kid McCoy, the ex-llghtweight cham
pion of the world, spoke in the Meth
odist church Sunday evening, which
was filled to capacity.
Mr. Sackett has been touring the
l""01 fcUBMM.. ana i oooui iwo miieH.j,OD Albm JolinBOn of Wiu,hinton
coast and preaching In all of the priu- that our lunula ration and naturaliza
cical cities. At every place he has lion laws are entirely too liberal, and
been enthusiastically received and Ins
done a great deal of good. He speaks
In a direct and forceful way. Mr.
Sackutt told a story of his life, inclu.l-
ing his career as a prize fighter. Ho
also told how he became converted I
and told of bis work since he has been
in charge of the welfare work of the
Kerr Glass Manufacturing company in
Sand Springs, Oklahoma. The speaker
alho luipresHCd upon his audience tho
value of tithing to become reully suc
cessful! In life.
At the close of the meeting three
conventions were made by tho evan
DEER SEASON WILL OPEN
IN OREGON SEPTEMBER 1ST
Tho deer season throughout Oregon
will open September 1st this year
and will continue openod until October
31st, according to on announcement
made byjf'url I). Shoemaker, Stale
(iiiuio Warden, Thuraday. Tho only
exception is ill Tnlon and Wullowa
comities where the season will oien
on September 10ih and cloeo on No
vember lOih Heretofore, tho reason
has openod on August 15th lu District
No. 1, which consists of all countle
west of the summit of the Cascade
Mountains. Tbo season this yo&r lg
uniform ln both districts except In the
two counties heretofore mentioned.
The bag limit U two doer with borni
wbkb is the same aa last year.
OF THE PACIFIC
What It Has Done in Hawaii; What It
Is Doing In California, and What
It May Do In the Nation.
The. New la thoroughly, comer. i movement ostensibly to restrict for
ant with the Japanese situation Injelgn Immigration In the Interests of
California and Hawaii, and notea with ! American citizenship were Hollclted.
nrrenain alarm the gradual spread
itf ,he 1m,nnc lo Oregon and Wash-
lug ton. It to high time the people of
theao states should be made aware o!
the menace and shoutd have the
facto concerning it presented in- an In
telligent and unbluved manner, and we
believe tliia baa been accomplished In
a aerie of articles written by V. 8.
Mct'lntfby. publisher of the Racr-
memo (( ol.) Uce, which the News will jooo to iz.wo or ner subjects a year
print in serial form. The arfleb s j openly and more across the border
are concisely written, and present the j clandestinely. Our Japanese populv
altuatton as It exists today. Every jtion, instead of decreasing, has multi
American should read thm and learn I plied six fold since 1900. The Chi-
how thin lniMouH menace is slowly
but surely creeping luio our in hint
almost unawares and raining a foot-
Commencing on June 12, I9t"), the
liousp Committee on
! f hnlrnuin. held aa Washington. D. C.
an eitciiUed hearing in connect ion jese province though uuder the Ameii
wllh tho proposed bill offered by the;cfln flap. What has happened there
"league for Couatructive Immigration is an indication of what bas already
legislation." Dr. Sidney Cullck fh commenced In California,
founder and secretary of tho League, It has been conclusively proved that
and originator of the plan explained I'
Subsequently there wete read Into
the record of the hearing, in refutation
of Dr. Culick'a theories and assertion
certain articles Irom the Sacramento
Pee. written by the Publisher thereof,
V. S. McClatthy, and published June
tth, 11th and 13th. The facts and
figures In those articles stood through-
out the hearing without dtsproval; and
they covered, uot only the features of
uio uiu nu itrooaoie rcauua oi iib,i,n.. ... i .v.. rrr.
passage, but also the existing condi
tlons lu connection with Asiatic lm
It developed during tbe hearing, in '
the testimony of Dr. Charles McFar
land. Secretary of the Federal Coun
cil of Churches of ChrMt of America,
that tho organization named is uot
furnishing funds for Dr. Gulick's work,
aud that he is being financed, partly
at leaft, by Andrew Carnegie, through
tho Ofcinuilaiun on Peace and Arbi
tration. THE FUTURE OF THE
. REPUBLIC AT SAKE
(Editorial from Sacraiycmo Bee, June
The experience of the past four
yearn has convinced most Americans
that if we are to preserve tbe high
Btnn-.lards of American citizenship we
must be more careful lu the selection
of niuierial from which that citizen-
ship Is moulded. The beutimeut la
general that immigration if it be uot
stopped for some years, tihould be re
biiUtod and carefully selected.
With the prevalence of that seutl
muut it hati been an easy matter Iur
mg tho patt year to organize what is
culled the League for Constructive Im
migration Legislation, and to aecure
for It cndonemeut and subscriptions
(rout a long liot one tliounund or
more of representatives Bnd loyal
Americans from all walks of life and
entertaining liiniiy shades of political
opinion. In that Hat are found Gover
nors, public cfl'ioluls and politicians,
University presidents, bank presl
dontH, proi'.iineitt editors, lawyers and
heads of Chambers of Commerce.
It now develops that tho main ob
ject of tho promoters of tho enter-'
j ilt is not the haiue us tho intent of
this long lit; t of endorsers; that the
"constructive .Immigration leglula
itou" suggested la intended by thoBe
promoters simply as a vehicle for
opeulng our gates to Asiatic Immi
grants and making them eligible for
naturalization; and (hat this purpose
wag not generally apparent to tho one
thousand National 'Committeemen' of
(he League wbea . thvlr ei-loi-Ro- j
ment and their subscriptions for a
The whole story, with an over
whelming array of facta and figures,
largely from the promoter them
elve, was told In throe article writ
ten by the Publisher of tbe Bee.
Under the "Gentlemen' Agree
ment," whose spirit called for a re
alrlctiou of Japanese immigration sim
ilar to that enforced against the Chi
nese by law, Japan is sending us 10,;
nese population has decreased lo be
tween onehalf and one-third of the
original number. And the Japanese
irate and Increasing.
J Nearly half tbe population of Ha-
j wail and more than half the, annual
; births are Japanese; and tbat terri
tory will be governed in a few yearn,
under present conditions, as a Japan-
tho two civilizations will not cxipt
together; that under economic com
petition, and beqauhe of difference
In standards of living and In racial
rharactarietics, tho Anglo . Saxon Is
! displaced by the Japanese.
Tbe .'conatvuctlve immigration"
pIao and tbo propos(.d eBlation will
' increase the evil and hasten the end.
They are shown to be the work of
pWny Qulick, wbo bas spent bis time
,n mil C0UDtry 8ince hls arrival from
secure adoption of his "new Oriental
policy," which would open our gates
to AsiatIC6 as immigrants and citi
zens. The chief value of plan and bill at
this time Is to offer proof of The
Bee's, charge that Japanese propa
ganda is carried on as systematically
ln this country now as was German
propaganda before the War; and that
the most efficient propagan-Jiats are
loyal bnt mislead American citizens.
The facts presented by The Bee's
articles seem to demand at once such
protective measures as cuu lie applied
to diminish the consequences of our
blunder and Japan's bad faith.
The "Gentlemen's Agreement"
should bo at once canceled, aud all
Japanese immigration, iucluding pic
ture bride, forbidden by law, as is
done in Canada and Australia such a
law a Japan herself imposes
against China and Korea; Japauese
should be prevented, if possible, leav
ing Hawaii for the maiuland; and laws
forbidding ownership of land by aliens
not eligible to citizenship should be
made effective. .
It is pertinent at this time to ask
why this country should adopt, nt
tbe vequeat of Japan or any other
Nation, a principle uiuinr whloh races
are to be admitted in the future, uot
on the bubis of their value to us us
Citiaens but in proportion to the num
ber of their fellows who are already
here; why should wo admit as immi
grants, much least aa clih'.eus, th
various peoples of Asia in the fare
of preNent. knowledge and the experi
ence of Hawaii and California; why
if it Is desirable to restrict immigra
tion, we do not fix the number we
uro willing to admit, aud select, on
merit and hocaube of their vulue to us
in upbuilding a homogeneous people,
the most likely individuals from those
Shall we hereafter conduct thia
Nation so as bet to preserve Its in
stitutions and inmiifl its perpetuity?
Or shall we, as in tho pant, open our
doom on 'request or demand, to tho
elements that vlM make for disunion
In a national crf. cud Invite a yol
'ow flocd tbaf ' " rveutiially Ola--j'ea
(be wh!t i'o?
Theto are " '','' e .which rtit be
(Continued on r6 fur)
MARCOLA MAN ARRESTED
FOR OBSTRUCTING ROAD
O'en Horton. waa arrested Wed
nesday at Marcoia and brought
to Eugene on a charge of ob
structing; tbo road.
The complaint was brought by
Dr. Shaffer, veterinarian,- who al
leges tbat on a certain date about
three weeks ago Horton passed
him on tbe road between Spring
field and Marcoia and then slow
ad down to a speed of about 10
miles. When tbe doctor signalled
that he wished to pass, the of
febder would drive' fast for- a
short distance, and then alow
down again. Since then Horton
has been missing until thia week,
when he returned lo Marcoia. and
the authorities at once arrested
him on the charge- JHe pleaded
not guilty, demanding trial, ana
was released on a $25 cash bail,
promising to return when wanted,
as the district attorney waa not
prepared for a trial at present.
Tbe diU-ict surrounding Springfield
aud vicinity was visited by one of the
most severe electrical storms ever
experiepced here, last Sunday night.
! The. hnmA nt PVinlr Pferher fin snilth
Second street was struck and damaged
by lightning. Tbe bolt struck the cor
ner of the building, tearing off the
'gable, followed along tbe .electric
J wires and tore up a portion of the;8ented aml for tnat parpose u WM
! ordered Jdayor Morrison and City
,ing in an adjoining room and waa pai-, Attornej. Immc, altead tflft heftrinr.
jtially stunned saw a ball of fire go tloa of mon
around the room and disappear out 1 ,v .,.,., . . . .
! . , . , - , , te are oi ouUtandlng bonds about
:of the window. The fieUla a4joinir.g t , ,
J . to become dae, was turned over to the
Uvere torn up for efcral feet. )finance onimJU .w tQ
(IJgh.n!ng struck a barn , aboative .rrangements for noatlng a
jmile. from the c.ty. tpre.the u , frem ruftdto, to prOTW
ta building near the couuty farm, start- the needed. 1 " -,ed
a number of forest fires and dls- . .
ablud a number of telegraph wires. A
miles from Springfield, was complete-;8treet
ly destroped, together with about five
or six tons of hay and several hundred
bashels of wheat.
j According to R. S. Wallace, acting
: supervisor of the Cascade national
forest, 25 fires were started io the
, upper mountain districts, eight la tue
jMcKenzie section and 14 in tho Wil-
.""" " weJk8 was. pa, The main 0DjCt
,are serious, as there is a Urge force the ordInance ,8 to elve the. cltr
,of fighters present all of the Una In power t0 make repairB c,ean and con.
( addition a number of road and bridge truct 8idevaIkg tf after proper notice
crews can be called upon at any time by pcr80nal servkfl or by publicatioB
for assistance. "in a newspaper, the owner refuses to
j Notwithstanding the damage done do so
by the storm, it was the very thing . . , ,
, I The matter of closing moving pie
needed by the farmers, especially help-' ... , .
. . J . . ture theatres on Sundays waa brought
Ing the corn, bean and other late . . . i 7
! , before the council and after discussion
garden crops. Generally, it was bene- ,. . ,, . . . ,
. , , jit was decided to take no action, the
fiuial to all vegetation. . , .,...,,.,.
! ' , council being of the opinion the matter
! FOREST FIRES BECOMING j should be decided by vote of the peo-
! SERIOUS OUT OF CONTROL pIe' This men ft b necessary;
! or the sponsors of the movement to
! Several serious forest fires are rag- 'present a petition to the council before
j ing in the upper McKenzie district and ithe measure can be placed on tfi
; appeals are being sent out for more,bHoL ,
ifire fighters. The situation is much There being no further business, adr
j worse than any time this season. Jocrument wae taken.
ai r iKcner s luinoer camp, near Mar-1
cola, about 20 miles from Springfield,
a fire is burning partly in the slashing
i and partly 'in the young timber. It
,hus been burning slowly since Sunday!
'night, but was not considered serious P. hall, Liberty Lodge No. 171, A. F,
until about noon Thursday, when the &d A. M., was constituted aud conse-
wind arose and blew it into some cf, crated by Grand Master Earl C. Bro
j the heavier timber The crew of,Pa6h, of Portland-
fighters is composed of the mill and j Officers of the new lodge were al0
'logging men employed by the com-, Installed. Members of the grand
pany. j lodge, and of lodges in Portland, Sa-
J Near camp 20 of the Booth Kelly leni, Eugene, Roseburg, Albany, Har-
I.um4er company above Wendliug, ', rbburg, Juuctioa City were present.
Where is a small fire burning, which, the following officers were present;
U caubing no worry to the r?ple of ,G. G. Brown, grand junior warden; O.
I the vicinity. . , P. Goshow, grand Junior deacon; J. 1L
j The fire on the SoutU Fork of the , Richmond, grand senior steward, Geo.
jMcKenzie, is now spreading rapidly Kinnear, grand Junior steward. Rex
autl liurniua nvpr n. irm-t FlAvia. cminl tnnlni iLvimhi Tampa It
A blaze near Frissel crossing about
111 miles from the McKeuzie bridge Is
spreading and getting Into valuable
Another serious fire in tho Rebel
creek region is growing rapidly worse
with plenty of limber ahead of it This
blaze Is the worst of the fires ln the
Cascade forest aud is out of coutrol.
A small blazo has been reported on
Fall Creek near Reserve. The fire is
uot considered serious although it la
Tho remaining fires started by tho
electrical storms last Sunday are re
partud to be under control or com
Springfield Will Be Represented
at Telephone Rate Hearing Irt
NEW BRIDGESTO BE CONCRETE
Move; to Close Picture Shows
May Be Put on Ballot at Next
The city council met In regular sej
sion Monday night and transacted w
large -amount of busfness. All mem
bers were present with the exception,
of Councilman M. W. Weber.
The first order of business taken
was the replacement of the worn-out
bridges on Fifth street. After coa
glderable discussion tbe matter waa.
left with the street commissioner,
with power to act. It is planned to ri
move the old bridges and renlace then
with conci-ete ,rcbes.
The MXt matter-taken up was tt
teiephone 'situation, hut masmnch a
the mmtter offic,aj,y ln the
I - , ..
i oi me ruouc service commission.
who has ordered a hearing; to talco
place in Portland on the 27th Inst, no
action was taken, but it waa decided
.to have Springfield properly repre-
discussed, and. after some diacuseioa
the matter wag turned over to th
1. with inatructlons
to ascertain tne most economical man-
ner of doing the work. It la planned
to have the work done while the par
ing plant is in the city. -Mrs.
H. E. Walker was appointed 4
member of the Library board.
An ordinance providing for the cot
;etructlo repaIr and cleanl of rtde
LIBERTY LODGE A. F. AND A. M.
k81 Fr1Jay evening lu the I. O. O.
j Robinson, grand secretary; Wallace'
, McCamuant, grand orator,
It was tho first time in presenting
i the charter that uch a large atten-
dance of grand officers had ever been
The following officers wore
Installed: C. K S warts, worshipful
master; C. B. Wbeaton, senior war
den; B.'A. Wauuburne, treasurer; Carl
Oleson, secretary; J. F. Kettles, eeniof
deacou; Harry M. Stewart, Junior dea
con; Norwood Cox. senior steward; D.
W, Crites, Junior steward; Fred Louie
Tyler; M, C Dressier, chaplain. Re
frethmenta were aervad to about eey.
enty members, at the close of the e.