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Ths Lane County News
W. A. DILL, Editor and Mgr.
Published Every Monday and
Thursday by tho Lane County
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Member of the Willamette Valley
MONDAY, JANUARY 3, 1916., .
THE WESTERN VIEW
Tho Florence West takes
Springfield, Eugene and Cottage
Grove to task because an effort
Is being mnde to utilize certain
privileges granted in their char
ters. Whether these privileges
are just and legal is a question
now being considered by State
Attorney General Brown.
The West says:
"The selfishness of some of
the peonle of Eugene and
Springfield is shown in their ef
forts to have all the property
in the three prncipal cities iof
iane County exempted from the
road taxes. True, they proposed
that these cities should pay their
proportion of the bridge fund;
then after as plausible an argu
ment as they could present in
favor of exempting Eugene,
Springfield and Cottage Grove
from the two mill levy for roads,
three of the champions of the
cities interests stated that if the
two mill road tax Is levied on
all the property in the county,
that the levy on- the property in
those cities will be contested in
the courts. This statement is in
the nature of a threat. In other
words they demanded that the
property In Eugene, Springfield
and Cottage Grove, amounting
to one-fourth of the assessed
valuation of the county, be fav
ored in the tax levy to the extent
of two mills on each dollar of
assessed valuation. Like a spoil
ed child they virtually said to
the rest of the property owners
of the county, "You must favor
us in this matter. If you don't
take what we are willing to give
we will fight you and maybe you
won't get anything." This Is
not the first time the peoplee of
.Eugene have objected to doinj?
their share toward improving
the county In a way that would
nave resulted in benefitting Eu
gene more than the amount
THE BEST HATED NATION
If in the next twenty years we
escape aggression from abroad,
it will not be for any sentimental
reason. There is no love wasted
upon us by any of the powers
The people of Germany are
deeply resentful against us be
cause we have sold mnuitions
of war to the enemies of Ger
many and because we have had
much to do wtih stopping the
submarine warfare. This has
been shown not merely by the
attacks of the German Press,
travelers and the private letters
which have strayed into print.
The people of Britain have been
resentful because of our protests
against the illegal blockade, the
seizure of American vessels and
the failure to give the British
cause the fullest support, moral
and material. Canadian news
papers have sneered at us for
what they call want of spirit In
the treatment of the Lusitana
case. We have seen an Aus
tralian cartoon which makes
Uncle Sam out a sort of usurer,
fattening on the troubles of the
belligerents. In France and
Italy, the feeling is the same.
We suppose that even Turkey
and Greece, though they do not
have to be taken Into account
feel no more kindlier. Belgium
and Servia, in the same rank,
may some day give us an ex
ample of the benefits forgot.
We may as well make up bur
minds to the fact that in case it
ever suits the purpose of any
European power to attack us, or
offend us, or tread upon our
policies, there will be no other
power flying to our sides. The
United States stands alone in
the world. At present it stands
virtually defenseless. Toledo
By GEORGE RANDOLPH CHESTER, Creator of "Walllngford," and CHARLES W.GODDARD
Copyrlflht, 1015. by the Star Company. All Foreign Rlflhra Reserved
I The Bang Sun Engine
ANA T. MORLEY," repeated
J. Itufus WnllhiKfortl, easing
at Fanny "Warden's Itttle note
book. Six names ou the list
above this had beeu crossed off. "Flossy
name. Rut does he look the part I"
"We have never seen him," returned
Fnuny. "Wo only kuow that he Is the
president of a bank and llres lu Cinder
"And that ho robbed us of $70,000."
Interrupted Violet Warden, her blue
eyes turning to Blacklo Daw Indignant
ly. "Show us Morleyl" And Blacklo
Daw grabbed up his saxophone and
blew a long, shrill, high note. "That
for Morley! And this one for tho Falls
railroad clique which stole tho Warden
estate. And this for"
"For tho love of Mike save it for
them!" Implored Walllngford, stopping
his ears. "Girls, we should have some
Information about Morley before wo
hike out to his town. Suppose we hunt
up a Clnderhurg man and pump him."
"Oh, 1 suppose you just telegraph for
one." retorted Itlackle. fingering his
saxophone with Violet Warden's (Ul
cers, which he picked up for the pur
pose. "'ot so." chuckled J. Kuril, his
round, pink face reddening, his eyes
Tho waiter sat tlown two champagne
glasses of delicate Klmpo, and Mr. Uaug
reached out fur one. At that moment
tho swing door oiened, and a (lash of
sunlight phot Into Hang's eyes. He
pushed the glnss off the table, ntid It
Bhlvered Into countless fragments.
"Hang the sunlight!" he exploded;
then he aiHilogir.cd.
"What's the matter with tho mm
shine?" tho round faced one wanted to
kuow. "I'm strong for It myself.
possible to build self current Marconi
towers out of these sun engines?
Clndcrburg had bidden goodby to
ICd Hang In n spirit of mora or less con
temptuous tolerance. Ho was n good,
honest, steady young worklngninn. but
It was a pity ho had gone dalTy on lat
ent rights, to tho neglect of Ills Job and j
his family! Clndcrburg received Mr. Hd. !
Ison Morse Hang with awe us n hero
home from glorious victory, for Cinder-
Seems to no we've been having the ; f,crnoon ,mH;ri,( niul tho nlRht l)oforo ,
sort of weather that could bo framed , th09i! ' hml ,locn f0Verlshly
mm soui lur w.c m iue morgan , nko, ly wn for ,,,,, coneor,I1K
..!. i ..!.., ,, , 1 the life and work and personal chnrac-
"That a Just tho trouble." complained . tprUtlcs nm, lml, fiun nntcco.
Mr. Hang. "I wanted sunshine on my; lUnt8 of tIle Wmrlom 1Ventor, who
transformer hese two weeks and got haa Jugt rtl8,,0!te, of hta Wo..dorful Bun
It, but It might as well have nilncd.;' . m , , t lhmncler Ilml
xuur wuuiu:it vjuiai.uni.-u nor mnltnllst. .1. IHifii Wnlllni-rnnl
Ungford, with polite interest.
"A sun motor." replied Mr. Hang, in
troducing somewhat shyly the subject
nearest his heart. "I hnvo been Work-
in another day tho New York papers
arrived. The New York papers had
cared two whoops nbout tho accuracy
of Mr. Wnlllngford's statements nor
Ing on It Ave yenrs. I mortgaged my ,.. worth of Mr. niii-' invention, hut
place to perfect It. secure patents. tney hml 8WU Beusntlnint1 "Ntorj"
make a working model and como on na liul .pin,.e,i t im- for all It was
here to Interest capital." ,.orth. Mr. Haiic had doveloned u sun
f1' ' ''IT ' jp
"lly the time you get hack to Cln
dcrburg." said Walllngford impres
sively when they left the hotek'ufter
a long, earnest talk, "they'll hand you
the town on a velvet cushion. Just
step lu here a moment."
"In hero" was a toy store, whore
Walllngford purchased Ave different
sizes of toy electric motors, to which
he had fitted rainbow colored disks of
light cardboard of about a foot In di
ameter. Then he bundled the five mo
tors and Mr. Hang Into n taxlcab and
drove to n ready made clothing estab
lishment, where, with grave care.' he
bad Mr. Dang outfitted In as nearjnn
Imitation of his own prosperou'"!ook
ing, up to date clothing posM&e to
obtain. Next he drove to tho Bullion.
"Now." he said to Mr. Hang. "I'm
going to telephone some people. In the
meantime 1 wnut you to go into, the
barber shop, get a shave, a hair cut. a
singe, a shampoo, a massage and a
shine and get manicured. Have tlioiu
nil working on you at ouce.
on the roof."
"And that he robbed us of $70,000," in
terrupted Violet Warden.
half closing and his broad shoulders
heaving. "There's always at least one
man from any town In New York, so
we'll scatter and look at hotel directo
ries." At the third hotel on WnUlngford's
list he found a Clnderburg man by the
name of Hang and hud him paged and
found him sitting disconsolately in the
bar nnd stopped with a frown as he
catalogued and. cross Indexed the prize
hat of last year's shape, hair untrlin.
med. collnr frayed, tie soiled, clothing
unbrushed and unpressed. Evidently
Mr. Hang was not overburdened with
wealth, and he was quite clearly out of
place amid the magnificence of the Ho
"You're from CInderburg. I believe?"
"Yes, sir." said Mr. Bang.
"Glad to meet you." aud J. Bufus ex
tended a large, warm hand. "My name
Is Walllngford J. Bufus Walllngford."
He sat down ct the little table and
rang for the waiter. "Will you break
a bottje of bubbles with me or stick to
Mr. Bnng'B rather helpless blue eyes
widened. A bottle of bubbles! That
"I don't mind changing my drink."
l observed, with speculative anticipa
tion. Also, he began to look a little
brighter. This man J. Bufus Walling-
a i tt. a. ..it-lit,.. r..n i. . t
burg bonds." said Walllngford grandly
and stopped to order a quart of cham
pagne. "What kind of a town Is It?"
"Pretty good." Mr. Bang glanced
down at hl.i frayed cuffs.
"How many banks?"
"Three." a little hesitation. "I think."
Apparently tho man from CInderburg
was not well acquainted with banks.
"What's the best one?"
"The Commercial." Quite sure about
this, though it gave him no pleasure.
"Who's tho presjdent?"
"Dana T. Morley," and this answer
gave Mr. Bang even less pleasure than
"Morley." 3, Bufus smiled and strok
ed his stubby mustache, "Seems to mo
I've heard that name. What sort of a
man is ho?"
Mr. Bang considered that question in
silence for a moment, his brows knot
ting, his neck swelling uud his faco
"Botten!" ho finally exploded, "no's
my landlord. He's a mean, stingy.
greedy little cuss.. He's a detriment to
tho town. If thero'a any gopd business
comes along nnd ho cau't gobblo it nil
up UownjitH to choko it to death."
As ono in a daze Mr. Bang obeyed
Instructions. When at the end of an
hour he ascended to the roof oft the
Bullion he found there the resplendent
Mr. Walllngford in the midst ,pf a
group of keen eyed and lauding
young men. Soma of them wcrolpok
ing Mr. Wallingford's big blncli ci
gars, and others were smoking mono
grnmmed cigarettes from his diamond
studded case. A small serving fable
stood near them upon which were sev
eral partly filled champagne glnsstjs.
"You see, gentlemen." Walllngford
was saying, "with you holding this en
gine free of the roof there can be ucj pos
sible connection with outside sources ot
electricity unless It should comb up
through jour feet, aud 1 think that any
current of electricity havlu;r the ijcrve
to pass through this bunch would be
frazzled to the limpness of spaghetti by
the time It got to where Its tlckelfwas
punched for. By the way. peutleiueu.
allow me to introduce Mr. Bang'la
Instantly the four men w.ho were
holding the Hang sun engine deposited
It upon the roof and with ono accord
surrounded the refurbished Mr. Bung.
Where did Mr. Bang live, nnd howllong
had he worked upon his Invention;
And how did he first get the Idea? And
what was the size of Cinderburg?And
what would be the price of sun engines
per horseower delivered In New York?
And how soon might we expect to run
ocean liners with it? And would It be
engine which was to make tho world
over from po!e to pole. It was to light
and heat the earth, furnish Its powiv
and transportation nnd provide tin
medium for communication with Man.
Was Mr. Hang benefited by this? He
was. Alremly. even before ho knew It.
he had all the privileges and perqui
sites of ii rich num. I'romlueut neoule
who had 'never before seemed to know
that Mr. Bang existed suddenly remem
bered him. Ills boss, old Pete Scallop,
the proprietor of the CInderburg Kn
rekn Auto Motor Washing Machine
company, met him and shook hnud
with him right ou Main street In front
A the Commercial bank.
"By the way." continued Mr. Rein
lop, lowerlnu his voice coiilhlcutlnllj.
"I suppose you'll be building big shops
or something of tho kind, but if you'vo
got tiny work to do right nwny thero is
a corner of my factory you're freo to
use and welcome. Eddie."
Eddie! Tbo millennium had suddenly
Join mo come. Mr. Bang accepted tho offer
with thanks and with Joy.
Mr. Bang called upon Mr. Paulson,
he of the red cheekbones and tho habit
ual murblo eye, the latter characteristic
having been always in evldcnco to com
Vol cash on the nail for wire.
"Hello. Mr. Bang!" snld Mr. Paulson,
limtfcdlutcly coming from behind bti
desk and rubbing his hands together.
"I siipposo we'll hnvo great activity In
the sun motor construction lino about
"Adlttle." admitted Mr. Bang, search
ing lu vain In Mr. Paulson's counte
nance for tbo erstwhile marble cyu and
finding thero Instead n friendly and
"I thought so," snld Paulson, "and to
show you that wo have Just as much
enterpriso in CInderburg as In your
New York I placed n Inrge order for
material tho minute tho papers told u.i
of your success. It should be hero by
"That's good," said Mr. Bang.
Ou Friday evening Mr. Walllngford
entertained lu tho dining room of tho
New Auditorium. Present, besides
Mr. Walllngford und Sir. Bang, who
8a t respectively at tho head and tho
foot of the table, were the flower of
Clnderburg's finance, tbo acme of its
commercial achievements, the leaders
of all its progressive movements which
promised a profit and the owners of
nearly ull Its cash.
"Gentlemen, this little meeting was
tho begjniilng of n new world epoch.
There sat among tbcm tonight n man,
a modest man, who, disguising himself
for years among them as n mere ear
nest, plodding workman applause,
hnd tolled In poverty to give to the
world Jts greatest gift slneo Prome
theus brought down flro from heaven."
Mr. Morley nodded Ids lieud lu gruve
approval, aud three others pursed up
their lips to show that thoy had heard
about Prometheus, the others looked
perplexed nnd Peto Scallop clicked
back his teeth. Walllngford himself
paused to admire the patness of that
Illustration and to thank tho lucky
star which had, Just tho night before,
laid his eyes for the first time upon
the fable of Promelheus.
However, ho did not want a false Im
pression to get about. CInderburg must
not expect within u week or a month,
or possibly within even a yenr, to seo
Its trolley cars nnd Its factories run by
the Bang suti engine to the exclusion
of all other motive power.
Although lu the mcautlme the work
of organization was to go steadily for
ward, and tonight these friends would
be given un opportunity to consider the
claims to local support of tho Clndcr
burg Baug Sun Engine, Light; Heat
and Power company, this, "nil organi
zation restricted to the furnishing of
local light, heat and iwwer, was to be
left to local capital entirely, except
that CI per cent of tho stock would be
subscribed by the International Bang
Continued on Pago 4)
ARE YOU NOT SPENDING MUCH OF YOUR MON
IS THERE NOT SOMEONE DEPENDENT UPON
YOU WHO MAY SOME DAY BADLY NEED THE MON
EY YOU ARE THROWINQ AWAY."
IF SO. "BANK" YOUR MONEY AND SWEAR OFF
EXTRAVAGANCE A MOST COSTLY DISEASE.
TO BEGIN BANKING MONEY OR MAKING YOUR
VAGANCE. E BEST CURE FOR EXTRA
BALANCE GROW IS TH
BANK WITH US.
WE PAY FOUR PER CENT INTEREST.
For Less Money
The Fifth Street Grocery
Thos. Sikes, Prop. Phone 22
"You see, oentlemen," Walllnoford wai
Wo wish to thank all our
Friends and Customers for
their liberal patronnge dur
ing the old year and solicit
a continuance of the same.
Wishing all a Happy nnd
Prosperous New Year.
Yours for tho best Gro
ceries and Honest Treat
ment, "Nice & Miller
Jas. Corsaw has re-opened
his shoo repair shop In tho
west half of the Stevens bi
cycle shop, ,Maln St, near
Why not save and deposit in our Savings Department
one-twelfth of your total taxes each month? By so dis
tributing the tax burden over tho entire year, It will not
seem so heavy.
A per cent on savings.
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