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THE DAILY COOS BAY TIMES, MARSHFIELD, OREGON, TUESDAY, JULY 9, 1907.
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CITY IMPUOVKMKXT KXl'KXSKS.
MAItSIIFIELD will probably do
more In the line of improve
ments, such as sewer and street
work, in the next year than ever be
fore in her history. The improve
ments will entail a heavy expense
upon the property holders, and it is
essential that the most economical
method of meeting the expenditures
bo adopted. A plun which has met
with universal success in other cities
in Oregon is provided for in the Eddy
act, which was passed by the Oregon
legislature in 1901 and amended in
1905. The act provides for the
bonding of property on which Im
provements in the nature of paving
and sewerage are to be made. Prop
erty holders may make application
for bonds to the extent of the im
provements and pay them-off In ten
annual assessments with interest on
the bonds at C per cent. It Is easily
apparent that by this method prop
erty holders can meet the expense at
tached to street and sewer improve
ments with little Inconvenience finan
cially. There are many points which
specially recommend the adoption of
tho Eddy act, which is here given for
tho benefit of those who may wish
to study it:
Sec. 2727. Whenever in any in
corporated city or town within this
State the common council, board of
trustees, or other competent author
ty of such city or town, shall have
proceeded to improve any street or
part of street, or to lay nny sewer
within the corporate limits thereof,
and shall have assessed the costs of
such Improvement or sewer to the
property benefited thereby, or liable
therefor, according to the provisions
of tho charter of such city or town,
It shall be lawful for the owner of
any property so assessed for such
Improvement or sewer in the sum of
twenty-five dollars or more, at any
time within ten days after notice of t
such assessment is first published,
to file with tho auditor, clerk, or .
other city or town officer, who, by j
the provisions of tho charter thereof, ;
keeps the record of such city or town, '
a written application to pay said as
sessment in installments, and such
written application shall state that
tho said applicant and property owner j
does thereby waive all irregularities i
or defects, jurisdictional or other- J
wise. In the proceedings to improve ,
the street or lay the sewer for which
said assessment is levied and in the '
apportionment of the cost thereof. '
Said application shall contain a pro
vision that the said applicant and i
property holder agrees to pay said (
assessment In ten annual Install
ments, with interest at the same rate
on all of said assessments which have
not been paid, as that expressed in
the bond Issued to pay for such im
provements. Said application shall
also contain a statement, by lots or
blocks, or other convenient descrip
tion, of the property of the applicant
assessed for such improvement or
sewer. No apllcation, as aforesaid,
shall be received and filed by the au
ditor, or clerk, or other officer, if the
amount of such assessment with any
previous assessments for street im
provements or sewers, assessed
against tho same property and re
maining unpaid, shall equal or ex
ceed the valuation of said property,
as shown by the last tax roll of the
county in which it is situated. The
majority of the owners of the prop
erty so assessed shall select a com
petent person to Inspect such im
provement under the direction of the
city engineer of such city; provided,
that application for such bonding
shall be received by the auditor,
clerk or other officer in cases where
the amount of the assessment, to
gether with previous assessments for
street Improvements or sewers
against tho property (and remaining
unpaid, shall exceed the valuation
of said property as shown by the
last tax roll of the county, if the
owner shall before making such ap
plication pay In cash into the treas-1
UiT of the city of town such excess
of unpaid assessments over the valu
ation as shown by such last tax roll.
IRON AND STEEL
Bulletin 7S of the Census Bureau
presents the statistics of the Iron and
steel Industry and of tho tin and
terne plate industry for the census
of manufacturers of 1005. Both re
ports were prepared by Story B.
Ladd under the supervision of Win.
51. Steuart, chief statlhtlcian for
""" Ircn and Steel.
The iron and steel industry is dis
cussed under the following heads:
The Industry as a whole; the elec
trothermlc metallurgy of iron and
steel; blast furnaces; steel works
and rolling mills; and bloomeries.
Since 1900 tho number of estab
lishments has decreased from GG9 to
COG. At the same time capital In
cieased from ?590,530,484 to ?9JS,
GS9.G40; the average number of
wage earners, from 222.G07 to 242,
740; wages from ?120,S3G,338 to
?141,439,90G; the cost of materials
used from ?522, 431,701 to $G20,
171,881; and the value of products
from ?S04, 034,918 to $905,S54,152.
The tonnage produced in 1905 was
34,814,933, an increase of 1S.1 per
cent since 1900.
Each of the geographic divisions
shows a gain, whether measured by
Investment of capital, by wage-earners
employed, or by tonnage or value
of products. The New England
States reported 2S1.S09 tons of prod
ucts and $1S,9G5,450 value; the Mid
dle States, 19,189,532 tons of prod
ucts and ?52G,355,772 value; the
Southern States, 3,925,784 tons of
products and 71,028,747 value; and
the Western States, 11,447,808 ton3
of products and $289,504,183 value.
At each census since 1880 the Middle
States or division has ranked first;
the Western, second; the Southern,
third, and the New England, fourth,
with respect to products, whether
measured by value or quantity, in
the Industry as a whole and in each
of the branches. In the case of each
group of States the rate of Increase
is greatest in the steel works and
rolling mill branch of the industry.
Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Illinois,
with value of products of ?471,228,
844, ?l-ri2,S59,124, and $87,253,761,
i respectively, were tne leading States
'In 1905, as well as in 1900.
1 These three States combined had
09. 8 per cent of the total capital and
78.5 per cent of the total value of
products. In the quantity of classi
fied products also the same States
The electric furnace does not fig
ure in the census of 1905 as a pro
ducing agent In the iron and stool
industry, except In the manufacture
of certain of the ferroalloys ferro
chi'on;, ferroslllcon, etc. tho statis
tlc? of which are consolidated with
those of like products of tho electric
furnace and included in the report on
chemicals. Slnco tho close of tho
canvass for that census, however,
there has been considerable activity
In the field of electric smelting, and
It is likely to become an important
feat ire of tho i'Jii and steel metal
lurgy of tho future.
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A young man about town wished
last night to spend the evening with
liis "steady," but thinking perhaps
she might have another date, wrote
her a note and asked her permission.
He called a boy, gave him the note
and a dime and told him to bring
back an answer. The messenger re
turned shortly, handed back the dime
and said: "She said it 'would be all
right you can come, but she don't
need the money."
Schmitz Is causing himself un
necessary worry in figuring on a
fourth term when, as a matter of
fact, he hasn't commenced to serve
his first term.
Excuses of the Players.
Bert Dimmlck "We did tlio best
we could, but It wasn't much.
Jimmy Cowan ''Coquille played
jnst like North Bend."
Russ Tower "Errors; that's all."
Wright "They punched our tic
kets, all right."
Liljeqvist "From a legal stand
point, I should say the decision was
Captain McKeown, who lingered at
The great mail
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Department is now prepared
to print Butter Wrappersjin
accordance with the require
ments oVthe Oregon lawigov
erning theale of that product.
We use rtothing bu Extra
Quality pureegetab5 parch
ment and sanitaWinlf especial
ly made for this class of printing.
IS A I
end Its Payroll
"If a man can write a better book; preach a better sermon, or
make a better mouse-trap than his neighbor, though he build his
house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his
door'RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Just now empire builders are building iron-shod paths to the commercial door of North Bend
because its factories have the frieght to ship, and their payroll talks ""N
Like seeks like Is an eternal law of nature Although but imperfectly recognised, as
absolute This same law holds good in building of factories A fartorySsttfflt always at
that point where there are fewest obstacles to be overcome, where tributary raw materials are unlim
ited and markets unrestricted If this holds good in one case it will hold good in several-a dozen
or a hundred
North Bend but a few years ago had one factory, soon it had several, now there are a dozen, and the raw materials are here
for a hundred more. Factories make payrolls, these in turn create business houses which invite banks, jobbers, traders and trans
portation facilities, and all gp to the making of a city because "Its Payroll Talks' which creates a ( "und for real estate There
is a beaten path to our door because we have the best bargains in North Bend real estate.
I DIERS LAMP COMPANY I
I NOR.TH BEND, OREGON I