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Bonus of $1000 Is to Be Dis
tributed Between Spring
At the annual iicbool election held
In tbe high school building last Mon
day Dlcht tbe bud jet for the ensuing
year s prepand by the board of di
rector, wan approved and passed by
a vote of 32 for to 13 against. The
adopted budget carrlea the sum c.f
$23,110 which the school board will
be allowed to expend for the 1919 20
year. The totol amount to be rained
by district tax la $16,222, and the total
estimated receipt not Including the
tat voted la $7,888.
The budaet Included a aum of $15,
939 for tencber' salaries for the proa- j
ent year and thl Item wa voted and
Other Item of the budget aa ap
proved are a follows:
Purnlture $100; apparatus and sup
pile, $200; repair and replacement of
equipment. $50; flag. $15; census.
$20; Improving ground, building up
keep and repair. $175; playground
equipment $100; truancy, $25; print
Ing. $35; Janitor' wagea, $1800; Jani
tor' auppllea. $150; fuel. $300; light
$35; water. $150; clerk' alary, $175;
postage and stationery, $50; for the
payment of bonded debt and Interest
thereon, $1800; telephone, $75; Insur
ance, $206; domestic science, $160;
manual training, $200; miscellaneous.
$n00; sinking fund for bonded Indebt
The electors passed a motion to a!
low the acbool board to increase the
1919 20 tax levy by 6 per cent If it
was found to be necessary.
After the budget had been disposed
of, a petition signed by all the teach
er except tbe city school superin
tendent and the manual training
teacher, was read, In which they
asked for an Increase In wagea. The
manual training teacher felt that for
the time be waa giving he received
A motion waa Introduced and
passed by a vote of 33 for and 16
' agalnat that the board be allowed to
expend, not to exceed $1000, In the
merit aystem aa a bonus, in aiding
teachers receiving less than $100 per
month. This amount Is to be Included
In the budget Thus the total budget
as adopted amounts to $24,110.
Chairman C. E. Fisher called for re
marka and suggestions from any one
present Discussion brought cut the
fact that the present achool expense.?
are considerably lower than they were
two and three years ago.
The election waa one of tho best
attended for several years.
COUNTY, INSTITUTE CLOSES
What la reported to have been one
of the most profitable and best at
tended institutes in Lane county
closed Wednesday. There was a rec
ord attendance of 450. Many speak
ers of note gave addresses and lec
ture to the teacher of the county.
Attendance of the Springfield teach
er was 100 per cent each day. They
will all return to their duties next
week with new ideas and energy.
The wage question was one of the
Important questions brought before
the Institute. President J H. Acker
roan of Monmouth normal school ad
vocated a minimum wage of $100 for
teachers from high schools and a
minimum of $125 for graduates
atandard normal schools.
LOCAL FARM SOLD TO
FORMER IDAHO FARMER
Mrs. Florenre Douglas recently sold
her 130-acre farm on the Natron road
about two miles east of Springfield to
J, W. Hoppe, who has lately come
from Paul, Idaho. Mr. Hoppe will
spend the winter and summer In Cali
fornia and will return next fall to take
up work on his new farm. The house
on the farm la reported to be one of
the finest country homes In Lane
SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1919.
VOTES FOR GOOD ROADS
For tho purpose of tarrying on road
construction In 1920 road dlatrlct No.
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ii recently vol on ror a levy i
mill by a vote of five to one.
SI tthr road dlatrlct In Lane
'county have voted for road tax levlea
In 19H0 varying from five to ten mill.
According to report three road
dlatrlct have voted agalnat good
roads, being No. 20, known a the
Goshen dlatrlct; No. 31, the Mnpleton
and Knowlea dlatrlct. and No. 13, the
Wulker section of the Delight valley.
GENERAL FIELD OFFICER
COMMENDS LOYAL LEGION
A. W. Mueller, general fjeld officer
of the Ixjyal Legion of logger and
Lumbermen, former member of the
Igelxluture und former Columbia coun
i. . tif.mov v lii led Loval Legion
CVLtnvn n this section during the puat
week. H made the statement inai
the legion I doing the greatest work
of any organization of wonclng men
In the history of the work and that
ibis fact la being rapidly recognized
by employers of labor. He found the
legion In a prosperous and healthy
condition In this section. Cottage
HELD BY MEXICO
Mexican Govermnent Puts En
voy's Case in Hands of
bus replied ' with
Nov. 27. Mexico
diplomatic refusal to the American
government's demand for the Immedi
ate release of William O. Jenkins, the
consular agent Imprisoned at Puebla.
- Tbo official note was delivered to
day but not made public. There I no
reason to doubt that it agrees with
the copy given out last night by the
IMxIcan consul-general at El Paso.
' The Mexican reply, which, accord
ing to Us text was prepared at the
direction of President Carranza, ar
gues In tho main that the Mexican
jKovernment cannot order tho release
I m I ...1.11a 1,1- a k n la HnflAf
of a prisoner while bis case Is under
adjudication In the civil courts of one
of Its states, and contends that the
American government's demand for
the consular agent's release had no
'foundation or precedent In Interna
Note Sent to Mexico.
EL PASO, Tex., Nov. 27. Surprise
Land exasperation were expressed by
the government of the United States
1n its note to the Mexican govern
ment demanding the release from
prison of William O. Jenkln. Ameri
can consular agent at Puebla, Mexico,
It became known tonight following
tho publication of the text of the
American note by Andres O. Garcia,
consular-general at El Paso.
SPRINGFIELD PEOPLE MARRY
ON THANKSGIVING DAY
Two marriages occurred In Spring
field on Thanksgiving day and one In
Cooburg. Those marrying in Spring
field were William J. Culver. 38. a I
laborer, and Mabel A. Fegles, 17, both
of Springfield, and Edward I. Rey
nolds and Virgie Townsend, both of
Walluce C. Wetzel, 20, a farmer of
Coburg, and Rosa Bailey, 19, alao of
t'oburg, were married in Coburg yes
The McKenzle river country, which
has long been famed throughout the
northwest as a rich hunting and fish
ing country, will hereafter be given
space In the tourist books issued for
tho northwest. J. B. Young, a repre
sentative of the Pulver Tour Book
company hus recently completed a
trip up the McKenzle river as far as
Foley Springs, making charts and
gathering data, that the tourist wanta
to know. '
GETS HEW TRIAL
Judge Contends Evidence Not
Sufficient to warrant sec
ond Degree Verdict.
In an opinion given out Tuesday De-
fore the attorneys and the accused,
Judge Skipworth set aside tbe verdict
of the circuit court Jury which found
Martin A. Clark guilty of murder of
Charles L. Taylor In the second de
gree. This will at least defer his
sentence, which would be a life term
in the penitentiary, three months. The
new trial will be held at the regular
ts-rra of court in the new year.
Judge Skipworth said that although
there was evidence that might lead
to a verdict of manslaughter, he be
lieved there was not 'evidence suf
ficient to warrant a verdict of murder
in the second degree. He also said
that no error was committed by the
court in permitting the attorneys for
the state to ask Clark on cross ex
amination whether bo had been In
the saloon business. Following are
jiart of the Judge's opinion.
"The court I not attempting to
reconcile the conflicting affidavlte of
E. A. Farrington and John W. Vaughn.
The court accept the affidavit of E.
A. Farrington as being truthful. He
was examined upon oath touching his
qualifications as a Juror in the case,
and surely a Juror, under these cir
cumstances, must feel the weight of
responsibility resting upon him. and
the inurt does not believe that E. A.
Farrington is the kind of a man who
would perjure himself on such an oc
casion or that he would file a per
juring affidavit In the case, and the
court accepts his statement as true.
Therefore, the defendant fl not en
titled to a new trial upon this ground.
"It 1 strenuously Insisted by coun
sel, that whenever the state proved
that Clark killed Taylor, then the pre
nmnttnn ts that he Intended to mur
der him. But counsel's reasoning la
at fault In this, that before there la a
presumption that Clark Intended to
murder Taylor,' the state must show
a deliberate use of a deadly weapon,
and if the state falls to show tbe de
liberate use of a deadly weapon, then
there I no presumption of an intent
"The conclusive presumption tnat
An Intent to murder 18 to do pre
sumed from the deliberate use of a
deadly weapon is of no avail In this
case, for the reason that there is no
evidence either circumstantial or di
rect that Clark deliberately shot Tay
lor, and before the state can invoke
this presumption, the state must
prove the deliberate use of a deadly
weapon, to-wlt a rule in ine nanas
jam- ei iMJ Mm:
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of the defendant. The presumption,
therefore, becomes a disputable pre-'
"Tbe state has a right to prove, if
it can, by circumstantial evidence,
that Clark deliberately shot Taylor.
But the state has yet failed to point
out to the court wherein It has proved
deliberation. Deliberation Is not an
element of murder in the second de
gree but it Is an element of the pre
"The state claim that tbe fact that
Clark was discharged by Taylor con
stitute the motive In this case, al
though tbe district attorney In bis
argument to the Jury practically ad
mitted htat no motive was shown, or
at least tbe motive was very weak.
"There i absolutely no evidence
that Clark laid In wait for Taylor.
There is no evidence that Clark fired
a signal shot or attempted to attract
the attention of tbe deceased Taylor.
The claim of ine state in this respect
are purely speculative and are not to
be deduced from any fact proved and
are inferences which the state draws
"There is no evidence and no fact
proved from which It can be inferred
that he purposely and maliciously
fired the shot if he did fire it Be
fore this defendant can be convicted
of murder in the second degree, the
state must prove beyond a reasonable
doubt that the defendant purposely
and maliciously killed Charles Taylor.
The defendant is presumed Innocent
nf thia rharee. and this nresumntlon
attends and is with him taroughoutL
th entire trial of the case and can
only be overcome when the Jury can
anv frnm a. consideration of all the
evidence that the state haa proved
beyond a reasonable uouot, me iruw
of the charge.
BE THERE HEXT
Completion of Chamber of
' Commerce Postponed Ao
. count School Election.
The final meeting to complete or
ganization of the local chamber of
commere was postponed from last
'Monday night to next Monday night
December L at 8 o'clock la Steven
hall. The school election was held
last Monday night which most of the
business men attended.
All business men of the city and any
one interested In the welfare of the
'city and vicinity are urged to attend
', John E. Edwards, temporary secre
tary report that a number of new
members have been signed up since
the last meeting.
About 650 people were engaged In
taking the first census; 90,000 peo
ple will take the 1920 census
Eugene Woman Has Charge t(
Lane County Red Cross
Christmas Seal Sale.
. The following Interview with MliS
Mary A. BrownelL Lane county publ
health nurse, Is of vital interest O
1 the people of thl community in vle.f
ut the approaching sale of Red Cro I
' "If the people of Oregon, onl
realized what a tremendous publ
health problem confront them tbef
'would buy up all of tbe Red Crohi.
'Christmas seals the first week of tli
sale for only by a liberal purchase C
them, (90 per cent of all proceed i
to be kept here in Oregon) can tb$
county public health nursing be exit
tended throughout the state.
, "The people of the rural dltrict
heed thl service more than anybod; . .
1 have been doing the work In th-j
county only three months, but In that
time I have learned that the prevail
Ing impression that there Is no-tu
berculosia in Oregon is a very dang
erous Impression for tbe unfortunate'
cases are seldom recognized until i
is too late.
"For six week I have been Inspect
Ing school children. I have time only,
to examine those attracting attention
as being physically unfit; these ara
sent to me in group of three. Those
that I am unable to see usually feet
hurt There are frequent requsta
from parent to have their children
examined especially in the rural
achool remote from physicians. Th
parents anxiously await the visit or
the public health nurse. My recom
mendations are usually met with, ths
parents making the effort as soon as
possible to have the child' teeth.
cared for. glasses fitted, adenoids re
moved and other defect remedied.
, "A 14-yeir-old girl , recently came
lunder my observation who showed
many of the symptoms of tnbercu
rlosl. On questioning her I found her
mother had died after a lingering ill-
raess from the dread disease and she
had been left to keep house for her
father and care for a younger sister.
Neither of the girl had ever beeu
'under a doctor's care. Arrangeraent--
have been made to have them botH
examined, also the father, who Is sub
ject to freqnent colds.
Last week I found a 13-year-old
boy in the second grade. The teach
er who had had the grade for only a
few weeks, felt it could not be hi
ye that troubled him as he wore
glasses. On examination, however, I
found his glasses had not beeu
Changed in three year and I now
doubt whether they were eTer cor
rect He could aee as well without
rthem as with them. He could scarcely
see and complained of constant head-
haches. On my recommendation tbe
boy's eyes were tested, he was given
iiiew glasses, now he sees well and is
(tree from headache for the first time
"During the paat month I visited
19 schools and made 296 Inspections
finding 69 without defect: 61 with,
tooth defects; 155 needed treatment
tonsils; 35 had adenoids; 7 .had
diseased glands; 24 had defective
hearing; 44 had defective vision; 1?
had been nnder nourished and 15 were
in need of treatment for a variety of
things. I visited 36 homes, making
total of 150 Tisits.
"The county 1 a large as Connecti
cut and it is impossible to cover It as
It should be covered. I have divided
up my field into four parts, a week
regularly for each, but I would like
to divide myself Into four parts also.
but aa thia is not possible, perhaps
'.an additional nurse may be given to
lAne county at some-future time.
Mr. W. P. Boynton. president oS
the Lane County Public Health as
sociation, will have charge of the Red
Cross Christmas seal sale, to begin la
Oregon December 1..
CHICKEN THIEVES GET DINNER
Thanksgiving dinner for an un
known party was evidently made np
of several choice fryer which were
missed from the roosts belonging to.