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The Lane County News
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W. A. DILL, Editor nnd Mgr.
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Published Every Monday and
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" Member of the Willamette Valley
.THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20. 1915
DEATH OF FATHER TIME
How soon we forget that once
we resisted! The death of Wil
liam P. Allen, who devised the
"standard time" of American
railroads, within 32 years of the
promulgation of his system,
furnishes an example of how
soon the world adjusts itself to
something that it at first imag
ined to be grievous. One Sun
day in 1883 the time belt system,
with which we are now familiar,
went into operation. It differed
hereabouts from the astronom
ical time by 17 minutes. Town
after towrn spurned the new plan.
Factory whistles, summoning
the help at 7 o'clock in the morn
ing, continued for months, if not
for years, on the old basis. In
Maine, where the difference was
greater than here, the rebellion
assumed large proportions. Peo
ple talked about "God's time"
and "Payson Tucker's time," in
allusion to the then president of
the Maine Central railrdad, and
they doubted the right of an art
ifice of man to displace what, by
long usage, they had come to re
gard as the mandate, of provi
dence. The complications of the old
system had not disturbed the
general public, or the short-distance
traveler. He did not seek
the change, and resented the dis
turbance which it occasioned. It
was long-distance railroad oper
ation that decreed the overturn.
It had been no uncommon thing
in a great railroad terminal to
present a clock with two faces,
with times perhaps 12 minutes
apart, one for a road going east
and the other for a road going
west. Mr. Allen's idea was to
unify these into zones, having
time just one hour apart. He
divided the country on that
basis, so as to make the small
est possible inconvenience in the
varied localities. And the rail
roads in formal conference ad
opted his scheme.
MUST NOT JUDGE
. NATIONS NOW
America at heart, to her last
man, will stand up for German
human nature and for English
human nature. We will not
judge nations in the moments of
their despair and dumbness
when, they stutter in the langu
age of force in the language of
ages long gone by Ideas of
truth, liberty, of social and in
dustrial need and power that
have only begun to be conceived
in the age in which we live, and
which can only hope to be ex
pressed in the latest forms of ex
pression and the latest means of
attracting attention that the age
'; in which we live can command.
America believes what the
North German-Lloyd ships have
been telling us all these years
the Germans are like. We pur
, pose to believe about Germans
j, only what Germany says when
i- she is speaking about herself in
jiher senses, and when she is us
ing the latest forms of express
' ing the latest powers of a great
pepple. The Ideas about herself
I she Ha trying- to express with
gu'ns,, we do not believe about
l;er, The worse muss in express
ing German human nature Ger
many makesas long as she is
trying to express it with guns
the better for Germany and for
j, all of us, Welike to think of
if Germany as she was. We look
forward to.,Grjuanyj( as she, will
By GEORGE RANDOLPH CHESTER, Creator of "Wallinford," and CHARLES W. GODDARD
Conyrlflhr. 1015. by the Star Company. All lorcltfn Rights Reserved
Selling n Circus.
WITH the first hlurc of the
distant musle Nlaekle Daw
leaned eagerly forward In
bis chair nnd rested tils
arms on the roll of the Uoirty House
porch, looking up and down the uinln
street of Ihirrvllle with the sparkling
eyes of youth never ending. "Uoom-de-ra-n-n-h-dah:
sans In unison with the strident trom
bones, tieatlug time with twth feet and
one hand, while Wnlltngford. stnr.dtng
against the rail, looked down ou liltu
with a Indulgent smile.
The baud blared louder as It turned
from Court House square toward Mutn
street. A horse und buggy, both sleek
nnd shiny, came dashing down Uooiy
street and turned up Main toward tlie
oncoming inrade. The driver was a
"sporty" farmer, whoso nearness to the
sol! no city clothes could conceal.
"That's LI Uogger." whispered a pre
tv waitress, bending down between
Wnlllngford nnd-UlacUlc. "Ills wlfes 1
dead, and he's sold bis farm and put j
all his money In the bauk He always
takes his dluner here when he comes
to town, and I've arranged to seat him
between you two men."
"Pretty good detective work for two J
days. Miss Kaunle." complimented "What'e hit bank roll7" asked Walling
Walllugford. with a smile Into the torti-
sparkling brown eyes, "nave any trou
ble getting a Job as waitress?"
"With a circus coming to town?"
laughed the blue eyed girl who came
out Just behind Fannie Warden. "Of
course not. I could have had n Job.
too. only you thought I bad better not."
"Getting Information about Mr. Dog
ger Is so easy it's stupid," went on the
brown eyed Fannie. "All the girls
know him. for he's a country masher,
nnd they hnte him."
"What's his hank roil?" asked Wai-
"They say everything up to two hun
dred thousand." whispered Fannie.
"I've sifted it down pretty well, though.
I think he has nbout $75,000."
"And forty thousand of that he stole
from us when father died." said Violet,
with a trace of bitterness. She held in
her band a small memorandum book
in which was a long list of names. At
the head of the list was E. II. Falls,
and this name .was crossed off. The
nest name was Eiias Dogger.
Blackie reached over and closed the
"Don't worry about Ellas." he advis
ed her, patting the hand which held
the boOk. "We're here to seo that
Elms restitutes, principal, interest nnd
expenses. Isn't LI the village cutup?
He's the life of the party."
Indeed. Ellas Dogger was an active
diversion, for now the entire police
force of Hurrville had stopped bis
horse, which stood beautifully pranc-
rlclfo .llr,.tf,,tw in tlla nfTWvu mill In !
Dogger. With a porting cheer from
the crowd Mr. Dodger, with a rush aud
a clutter and a whoop, drove around
behind the Dooly House to the sta
bles. "Doom-de-ra-a-a-h-dah: Doom-de-ra-a-ab-dahi"
sang DiacUIe Daw again,
sprinKlnpr to bis feet with the ecstasy
of a boy. "Gee. how I'd like to be a
kid again and see this all for the first
timet Hooray! nere come twenty of
the I. T. Dames peg driver's disguised
"'Tis a great day for, Durrville."
chuckled 3. Itufus after the passing of
the calliope and the loeal grocery wag-
ons. "Dut I'm wondering If It was a
UUU JJIUU IU COUIU UllL'l C!1U Will-U
there's so much else doing." He turn
ed to smile at Fannie, but she hud hur
ried in to save her three important
"Hush. Jimmy!" objected Dlackle.
reaching down to buy a handful of
; balloons. "I don't cure for buslucss
unless I can combine pleasure with It.
I'm glad we're here. I vaui to go to
the circus. I want to be an Innocent
youth again and short change a rube."
"That's what you were doing the first
time I 'met you." mused Walllugford.
smiling at the look of perplexity lu the
blue eves of Violet Wardvi. Slme
be when she again expresses
The state can make all kinds
of laws to regulate capital and
the capitalist, but it cannot
make a lawcompelllng a man
to invest his money. The soonW
the northwest realizes this and
ucts accordingly the sooner will
good times return.
Playing football when you
have a winning team is great
sport, but the real sportsmen are
the lads who will accent defeat
ging until they do become a
s. - I ...... t . . I .. 1 .iT. II
of fortune had undertaken to get back
the millions which had been stolen
from the Warden orphans Violet nnd
Fannie had been In n constant state
of bewilderment over their new
friends. "Yon were tho llnest shell
worker. Dlnckle. that ever cleaned up
a county fair. Dun away. Miss Violet.
Hero comes Dogger." .
There was n mad scramble when tho
dinner bell rang, but Nnlllngford ana
Dlackle found seats waiting for them,
three tilted chairs being held tlrmly by
the hands of Fnnnlo Warden. They
sat down, leaving the middle chair va
cant. Fannie. keeping n sharp eye on
tho door, ran to meet Ellas the minute
ho enme In. led him to the vacant chair
and seated him triumphantly.
Ellas was a spare mau, considerably
past middle age, whose leathery face,
In its queer pattern of bronze cheeks
and white Jowls, betrayed tbnt.lua now
natty goatee bad but recently Veen
whiskers. His sparse, long top hair
was combed carefully over the spot
which bad a tendency to become bald,
and his neck moved abqut so uncom
fortably lu his high collar that It was
certain be had not loug endured the
"Fine day for tho circus," he said to j
Wnlllngford iu a hasty, littlo high
pitched voice, having Inspected nit the
ladles In the room. I
Wnlllngford. laying back to study i
Dogger, left the conversation to
"Dac-k In eighty-four, on July 17, to
be more exact, we had Just such anoth
er day for a circus ns this, and lione
ttC(S ,lntll HOW,
Dlnckle stated. '
"ou don't say!" exclaimed Ellas.
very, much Impressed by Dlackle's nc-j
curacy. "You must bo, on old circus
I man. Is this your circus, maybe?"
j "Not this one." explained Dlackle
' apologetl.-ally. paying no attention to
Walllngford's frown: "it belongs to my
friend. P. T. Mnrnns " mill lii u-nrnil
' his hand suavely In the direction of
Walllugford. J. Itufus bowed lu re
luctant acknowledgment as one bored
to be known of strangers. Mr. Dogger
Inspected him with becoming awe.
"Must be n lot of money In a clnus,"
suggested Mr. Dogger with u question
ing glance nt Walllugford.
"Monev!" snld Dlnckle with n wide
ly expressive wnvo or nis nana, and j
then ho lowered his volco to nn ex- ;
- - "J v.... ... . w v. . vtiuoi;9
make so much money." ho went on,
"that over twenty years ago It was
found necessary to form tho circus
trust, not to inuko mpreynoney, hut to
keep circuses from taking nil the mon
ey out of circulation. Now nobody Is
allowed to start a new circus. There
are only twenty-two, large and suiall.
permitted In the United States, und the
only way to get ono Is to buy one."'
"They must cost a lot." guessed the
"Well, no." returned Dlnckle. "The
trl. e 1.4 KtandiiKllzcd. i'lic.uros run
match for other teams of their
class. We wish to compliment
Mm trim utmi'luninii anirif nf ttm
springneiu Hign school.
Even after the government
hearing of the valley lumber rate
case, and with the decision up, to
a court in Washington, the Port
land Telegram keeps on re-hashing
the terrible tale of the great
injustice of the Southern Pacific
company, One would think that
the whole future existence of
Portland was tied up in a doen
carloads or so of lumber. The
hearing, haVbecm held; can't the
matter rest now until an author
itative decision is given ?
for Instance, Is n SStUKW one. bolmt
known In tho business as a Class 0
, show, and Mr. Humes would lay him
, self open to severe penalties If hu nak
ed mole for It."
Walllugford looked properly gloomy.
Ho was really so.
"There's so much money In the busi
ness that no man is jerinltted to own
a circus longer than ten years,"
lllaeklo wont on. "liven If ho hasn't
mado enough to suit htm by that time
ho is compelled to sell out. and' give
somo ono else a chance."
"You don't say!" exclaimed Ellas,
thoughtfully stroking tho whiskers
which wore not there, and ho garni at
Illncklo quite earnestly for somo mo
moats. Then ho went on with lil-t
"I'd Ilka to buy n circus," snld ho to
Dlacktc after awhile.
"Can you furnish Al credentials V
demanded Mr. Daw, with a trace of
severity. And now he snw that Wal
llugford was listening with eager
"Everybody around hero knows Ellas
HoRU'cr," returned tho other between
bites of pie. "I've got tho money, tdo
thnt Is. to buy u Class C circus. My
wife died Inst winter, nnd I sold the
farm. I iniulo a Utile money on a rail
road deal, too." and his eyes uarroweil
i "I see," said Illncklo. with n glance
at Wnlllngford. "What you want Is u
, business that Is safe, nmkes an enor
i tuous profit and lets you have a lot of
! fun all at the same time. You're u sly
J old dog. 1 enn nee that."
I "Not so very old." quickly protested
! Mr. Dogger. "1 never nass for within
' tcu years of my ago at that." He rose
' !m,i Went out.
"Ho believes everything anybody
tells 1dm." whispered an eager voice.
(and Fannie, her eyes shining with ex-
citement. darted away, leaving Dlackle
. and Walllugford In chuckling convcrsn
tlon. When she enmu buck tho men
wero waiting for her.
"Where's Miss Violet?" asked Wat
Jlngford. Up In my room."
"Flue!" approved Wnlllngford. "Yon
girts doll up and go out to tho grounds
ns soon as you can. Go Into tho 'kid
show that's tho main side show, you
know and look at tho freaks until we
Already the country .and village folk!
were oversowing the grounds, though
. It lacked un hour or more of owning
' time. Loallng lastly. Inspecting tho
crowd, slouched an enormous man with
n violent musiacue wuicu guvu mm a
"Everybody around here knows Ellas
Dogger," said the other betweon bites
most ferocious cast of countenance,
and to this forbidding citizen Dlackle
Duw sidled, grinning at him In wait
, Texas Ed looked around, nnd his
face Immediately lit with welcome.
"Hello, sportl" ho roared, giving
Dluckio's bund n vlsellko grip. "It's
been a coon's ago sinco I ceo you trim
min' tho geeks on the pumpkin circuit.
What's your grift nowadays'"
"I got it new game," explained Dlock
o gravely. "I carry around a wud of
wet chewing gum on tho end of n
string and fish coppers out of blind
(Continued on Pago 4)
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