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THE LANE COUNTY NEWS
W. A. dil'l
Editor nnd Manager
Published Every Monday and Thursday by the Lnno County IJub-
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Member of the Willamette Valley Editorial Association.
And Remember to Get a Stop-Over for Springfield.
SPRINGFIELD, OREGON, MONDAY, AUGUST 1G, 1915.
STATE ROAD BONDS AND OTHER PLANS
Not altogether popular throughout Oregon is the plan
now being urged to have the state issue $10,000,000 in G per
cent 25-year bonds, the proceeds of the sale of which are to
be used in building good roads, which shall benefit alike the
fanner, the merchant and the manufacturer.
Good roads are something'that everybody wants and tho
general principle that the state should aid substantially in the
construction of the main traveled highways is so plainly right
and just, that little room is left for argument.
When confronted, however, with the proposition that the
state should do this by issuing bonds, and that $10,000,000
would be the least amount that would suffice to carry out
such extensive highway work as is contemplated, the hesita
tion to approve the project is but natural.
"Before the people of Oregon vote to saddle an enormous
bonded indebtedness upon themselves, they should think
twice," says the Astoria Budget. "Clatsop as well as several
other counties in the state have had a little experience with
this bonding fad, and to say the least, that experience has not
been a pleasing one. Perhaps, the experience of the entire
state would be still less pleasant. Anyway, the question is
of enough importance to warrant the voters in giving it a little
careful consideration before their enthusiasm plunges them
into a hole that will mean the paying of unnecessary interest
for many years to come."
The above is a fair sample of the views of those who are
in opposition to the bonding plan. The editor of the Budget,
however, is not one of those content merely to denounce what
he is not prepared to approve. On the contrary, he advances
what he asserts to be a much better plan. By levying a
special tax of 1 mill annually, says the Budget, and thus rais
ing approximately $1,000,000 each year for ten consecutive
years, the same result in road construction will be achieved
at the end of the decade at a little over half the expense that
would be entailed under the bonding plan. The annual addi
tion of 1 mill to the state tax would not be an undue burden
upon the taxpayers, and if this money -was properly handled by
the state and judiciously distributed in aiding the various
counties to construct main arteries of travel, it is more than
probable that more effective road-building could be done than
by having the money all at once and starting out to expend
it in three to five years.
The cost of construction on the ten-year plan would be
only about one-half that of the 25-year bonding plan, for in
terest at G per cent will require another $10,000,000 to be paid
in addition to the principal. In this day and age one should
never be forgetful of the old adage that "interest works while
Oregon may well take a lesson from her sister state of
Washington, which has mapped out an extensive system of
highways covering every section of the state, and at each leg-
We have added a line of Crocks, Jars
and Plain White Dishes to our already
large and.complete line of Shelf Hard
ware and Furniture. Call and look our
stock over. It will pay you to keep tab
on our store and prices. Something do
ing all the time. We are continually
adding new lines to our stock.
The House with the Goods
We Lead, Others Follow
Islative session appropriates as much money us (ho highway
conunlsslonery dooniB may bo spent to good advantage In two
years in connection with bucIi moneys ub the various counties
may raise from time to time either by tax levy or bond Issue.
Under thla plan of pay-as-you-go tlio Htato of Washington
is laying tho foundation' for as lino a system of public high
ways as any state In tho Union. Road building Is systemat
ically done, under the supervision of competent state engin
eers and permanent results are obtained from tho money
THE BEST THERE IS
Absolutely speaking, no such thing as good government
has ever boon known, says the Saturday Evening Post. About
nil Imaginable forms have been tried nnd every one has shown
notable failings. Government itself Is at most only half a
good thing. Its most important functions are a product or
human fallings. Probably a community of saints would have
no use for any government.
Government is undergoing a tremendous efficiency test
just now. Considered as un organization for conducting tho
public business of a great community, tho government of the
United States is undoubtedly Inferior to that of Germany. Hut
government is more than merely a concern for carrying on
public business. It is a compact, a bond that Involves our
relations. Personally we would much rather tolerate the
weakness of our form of government than have a man in tho
United States in whoso presence it was not permissible to
stand with a hat on, and concerning whom ono could not, if
one were so minded, lawfully express the opinion that he wan
au ass. Probably a free government can never be so efficient
ns a bossed one. That seems to be one of the Inherent defects
of democracy. Tho demagogue is another defect. In short,
democratic government Is far from absolutely good, yet It is
the best there is.
WOULD A BOND ISSUE HELP?
President Sproule of the Southern Pacific Company, in
a letter to the Portland Chamber of Commerce, says the com
pletion of the Natron-Klemath Falls cutofT is delayed by hos
tile public sentiment nnd legislation that has made It impos
sible to obtain the necessary money to complete the work.
The immediate prosperity of Springfield would be vastly
advanced by the building of this road, and the consequent
erection of shops here.
Roseburg and Grants Pass have both within the past few
months, voted bonds to assist in the construction of railroads
one from Grants Pass to the California coast, and the other
from Roseburg into the timber.
Three hundrd thousand, four hundred thousand, or even
five hundred thousand dollars would not be very much com
pared with the ten or eleven millions that will be required to
finish the cutoff, but any one of those amounts would make
up quite a bit of the difference between old-time interest
rates, and the rates prevailing at this time. And a gift of a
half million would certainly show a lack of any spirit of an
tagonism. Wouldn't the business justify the expense?
Notice to Creditors.
Votlco is hereby Elven that tho un
Uerslgned Vlnn McLean has been ap
pointed administratrix of the estate
of Jahalan T. Witter, deceased, by
tho Probato Court of Lane county.
Orccon. and that all persons navmp
EV6 NEV4 SWU. tho NE4 SE4 SWU.
tho W NWU SKV4. tho SWtt SEU.
Sec. 30; tho NW'4 NB. tho
SWV4 NE',4, tho NEW SE',4 NWfc,
Sec. 31, T. 21 S.. U. 3 E.. 100 acres,
application of Charles McNclt. I.aplno
OrcKon; List G-1GS5, I). K. I'AHitOTT
claims against said estate are requlr-1 Actlr.B Assltant Commissioner of the
to filo the same, duly verified, With
the said administratrix at Springfield.
Oregon, or at tho law olllco of Will
lams & Boa" Eugeno, Oregon, within
six months from tho date of the first
publication of this notice.
Dato of llrst puuncaiion, juiy in.
,'ILLIAMS & DEAN,
Attorneys for Lstate.
General Land Olllco. July 19, 191G.
woe.wio. Mall IA.
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UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
ESTORATION TO ENTRY OF
LAND IN NATIONAL FOREST
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
tho lands described below, era-
braclni; 325.7a acreB, within tho
Cascade, Siusiaw, Deschutes National
Forest, Oregon, will he subject to set
tlement and entry under the provi
sions of the homestead laws of the
United States and tho act of June 11,
190G. (3-1 Stat.. 233.) at tho United
States land offlco at Rosoburg, Ore
gon, on September 30, 1915. Any set
tler who was actually and In good
faith claiming any of said lands for
agricultural purposes prior to Janu
ary 1, 190G and has not abandoned
same, has a preference right to make
homestead entry for the lands act
ually occupied. Said lands wero list
ed upon tho applications of tho per
sons mentioned below, who nave a
preference right subject to the prior
right of any such settler, provided
ouch settler or applicant is qualified to
malco homestead entry and tho prefer
ence right is exercised prior to Sep
tember 30, 1915, on which date the
lands will bo subject to settlement
and entry by any qualified person.
The lands are as follows: Tho SEW
I NE'j 8EW NWU, Seo. 4, T. 21 S R.
(3 E., W. AL, 2.50 acres, application of
; James H. Chenoweth, Oakrldgc, Ore
gon; List G-1D59. A tract of land with
,in Sec. 28, T. J 7 S., R. 10 XV., described
!c.s follows: Beginning at corner No.
1 1, whence tho quarter corner common
to Sees. 28 and 33 bears S. 15 chains;
( xtbiidlng thenco N. 5 chains; thenco
f9 degrees 64 minutes E., 12 chains;
I thence N. 10 chains; thencs S 89 do
,greoa 54, inin. W 12 chains, thenco S.
,0'i degrees 15 mln. W.,-21.80 chains;
thenco S. 10 chains; ticncc S. 65 tie
jgrcos E 7.Q3 chains; thenco N. 57
.degrees 30 minutes E., 15 chains; to
tho place of beginning, except a strip
of land 22,73 links wide, described, as
follows; beginning at a point on the
eastern boundary 4.85 chains north of
corner No. 3, extending thenco 11.3G5
links on each sldo of a lino running
N. 02 degrees 30 minutes V., 8 chains; I
S. 34 degrees W 21 chains; N. 08 '
degrees 45 minutes W., 13.59 chains :
to tho point of closing on tho bound
ary, and oxcopt ajso tho nrea hereto
fore restored under list 0-338. tho net
area hereby listed being 21.07 acres,
application of Jra Harrington, Maple-
ton, Oregon: List G-1594. All of lot 10 !
except a strip 10 chains wldo off tho
west siuo, Hoc. 18, T..Z0 8., R. 2 E.22.
acres, application of John I'olzell.
IHakolyvillo, Qrogon; List 0-1045. Tho,
For Sale, Fent, Wanted, Eto.
LOST Black music roll, con
tabling three portfolios. Kin
der please return Airs. Knapp,
studio at corner of Klfth and
C streets, Springfield. It
PRIVATE SALE Extension ta
ble rocker, iron beds, springs,
mattress, dresscr.garden tools
etc. IlargalnB. 15138 Moss St.,
Kairmount. Tel. 417-R, Eu
KOR SALE OR TRADE Now
six room bungalow bn im
proved lot 50x150, trees, out
side city limits, city water,,
sewerage, wired for electric
lights, one mock trom mac
ndam street. Will trade for
Springfield property. AddresB
E. R. Spencer, Cottage Grove
FOUND Bolt knife in sheath.
Call at this office, describe
property and pay for this adv.
and take knife. 48
KOUND Curry comb and brush
Call at this office.
KOR SALE Good Oat Hay,
Baled. $10 delivered in Spring
field. Phone 22K-2 C. R.
KOR SALE Wheel cliair and
crutches cheap. See them at
Uaydon & Metcalf's. 55-0-7
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