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The Lane County News
W. A. DILL, Editor and Mgr.
of $1,000,000 to bo used to en
courage now factories to enter
city. What Is the whole Btnto
of Oregon doing to 'encourago
Industrial activity ns compared
with this ono lono city.
SPEAKING -OF NEUTRALITY.
Among much else. Secretary
ijuiibihh n uuiu in i tmuiiitu mi'
warfaro provoked theso typical
newspaper comments from
By the Tnglicho Rundschau
of Berlin: "It could Just ns well
have been signed by Sir Eilwnrd
By tho Dally Telegram or
London: "Ono might think tho
note had been prepared by Count
Taken together, theso two
knocks aro a panegyric not
that tho present uocrotary of
state needs anything of. (.ho.Bort.
Tho Orcgouinn odltprlaltaca
about fraternities In tho Spring
field High school. Which Spring
Hold? There only 2G In tho
Published Every Monday and
Thursday by the Lane County
RATES OP SUBSCRIPTION
Ono Year .... $1.60
Slk Months .... .75
Throe 'nonlhn . . .60
Advertising rates furnished on appll-
Meml&rjof the Willamette Valley
1 Editorial Association.
MONbAVEEiORUAY 2S, i01G
.4 : tf .l-ix'' .
CITY BUSINESS REFORM
fAs.;a,;result of Ihe application
of business methods, the city of
Miami, Pla., Is said to be saving
aaverfige'Of' 5 per ceht on its
.contracts xfdr street 'Improve
iroehfsV The first thing done
was to. reform- the old method;
of street1 improvement proced
ure. Heads of city departments
inet with financial experts, law
yera and engineers especially
trained in such matters and
drew up a charter that would
give the city the powers it de
sired. The charter was approv
ed by the legislature.
Under the old charter, Miami,
like other cities, had required
street contractors to accept!
debt certificates, notes or bonds
If the city chose to make pay-J
ment in that way. Thus thei
contractor must hypothecate or j
sell, often at a disadvantage,
any municipal paper he might
receive. In addition there was
.often a question as to the legal
ity of the paper. In any case
payment was sure to be slow
and the contractor needed his
money to meet monthly pay
rolls and to pay for materials
used in construction. These
conditions w.ere well known to
contractors and as a result, bids
were increased "to offset possible
losses on' securities or long de
layed payments. The purpose of
the new city charter, therefore,
.was to provide a means by
vvhich the city could make cer
tain and regular payments for
street work. A clause was in
serted requiring that a notice
of - the letting of a street con
tract should definitely state that
the successful bidder would be
paid in cash on monthly esti
mates and would not be requir
ed:to accept debt certificates or
other municipal paper.
This involved changes in the
city bond issues. Under the old
plan street 'imrtjovements had
been paid for with bonds which
were marketable but not at a
satisfactory price, because they
provided no mode of payment
but through special assess
ments. In other respects, also,
they fell short of being gilt
edged investments. The new
charter provided that the bonds
should mature in annual instal
ments for ten years and requir
ed'an annual tax levy to pay the
principal and interest. Interest
and principal were payable in
New York, in .gold, and other
features were added;.so that tho
btinds met the approval of tho
most critical investors and 'found
aady market at a good price.
Authority was given to sejl the;
bonds at any time af ter-the pas
sage of a resolution definitely
bnlerlng an improvement. Pay
Tiient, then, cjiuld. be made join,
the basis of monthly estimates.
Soon after the adoption of. the
charter, according to a writer
IiTth'e American City, a S.ayin
of $11,000' on a $70,000 contract
was- offocted, and city officials
believe thpt even greater .pay
ingsLtian fbe made on new con
tracts. , . r ,
Eure.no papers did not take
very kindly to the removal o
the Oregon Power Co, offices
to Springfield. No, Miss Eu
gene, you can't have municipal
monopoly and a desirable com
ply headquarters at the same,
Louisville, IZy., 13, raislng.ftind.
mm n Jim
By GEORGE, RANDOLPH
T vtT "V VTT TT TY V V '
:tllZ chlhless lout with tho co&
gip eyes and tho 'nop trimmed
JL ravr hnt at lust recovered
". froln his astonishment enough
to yell. "Whoal" Inasmuch ns the
spotted gray mulo upon which ho was
seated had been standing stock still
for a solid two minutes, it naturally
resented this Insulting order and turn
ed squarely around, whereupon Its rid.
cr promptly dismounted mul kicked It
in the ribs. lloth the man and the ani
mal secuicd much refreshed by this
operation aud restored to normality,
for tho mule contentedly cropped u
bunch of sweet wayside grass, and the
man sidled up beside the tall gentle
man who was eating a leg of chlckeu
and gazing interestedly down at a pair
of stout legs which piotruded from be
neath a motorcar so lnnro and so
elaborately furnished as to be better
termed a motor house.
"Broke down 7' asked the mulo rider
after listening nppreciatively to the
rigorous mechanical and vocal sounds
from beneath the car.
"No," replied the tnll gentleman,
thoughtfully wiping his Jet black mus
tache: "wo merely paused by the way
side, to crochet a few pink buttonholes
In yon crimson sunset What is the
name. of your mule., please, and Is be
a "family net?"
"He's, pot," tho man stated, and he
gaped, for from inside the car two
handsome young ladles and a hand
some elderly iddy had appearedt'rind
they all giggled. Tho mulo driver An-ished-liis
speech mechanically. "He's
Jes a mule'."
'.'Jes' a muld. th? Simple name.
bandy, sensible, and easily' remember
ed. Do ypu mind if I look mulo
squarely in the eye and see if he'Jl do?'
Blackle Daw was engaged In this
test when there was an extra strong
clank of metal from beneath the car.
a snapping sound, and an extra strong
expletive, and then the owner of the
legs slowly and painfully wriggled Into
view. He was a man big of girth and
broad of chest and wide of shoulders,
and his round pink face, usually jovial,
was Just now dripping with perspira
tion and grimed with oil,
"Broke." he said, embellishing that
bit of Information with polite thorns
of speech, and the ladles laughed.
"Never mind. J. Itufus." soothed the
tall gentleman. "We'll not spend the
night In the cold, cold world, for I've
secured you a new motor." And lie
waved his hand toward the grazing
beast of burden.
J. Itufus Walllngford looked at the
animal and then at the car In huge
discontent. "It might be a wise-move
to trade the car. for tho mule." lie sng
ges'cd scornfully. '
"It hain't my mule, though," hastily
protested the goggle eyed one. whose
countenance was further embellished
with protruding teeth.
"Why didn't you tell us that In the
.flrst, Waco?' demanded the thin gentle-,
"I never said I owned the mule."
protested the other, aggrieved. "I'd 'a'
tole ymi rlglitraway If: you'd u askqd
me that ts ,lone' Sa.ulbbleVmule. lc
owns nigh everything arbun' Squlbble-i
villa ypMlcjv-fl'hi .mule, uujd, .these ..lie',
uu tho grls'mlll un' the'graln iievntor
you see'sjlckifl up above'1 the- toWn.."
"SijuIbblcV mule!' The . blue eyed
young lady seemed suddenly- Interest
ed in, that, .fact.' .""Squibble's mule,.
Tho brown eyed youug lady had
been, leafing through, a, , snjull ppte-i
book, She .tpoiQd-'fhe.pa'ge now ( mid
revealed a list" of name's "Ten had
been scratched out."' The eleventh
name. . vn ilmms! Siulhlilc." tiiul op
I (ok lie I lie uupie ivu( c.t tlui "(mi of
The mul driver xald In- was Henry
nam. niid ulflmu",!! In; pri'feipd futile.
llliicUlc paw liiipri".'yc.l "i t (c . in n t f Into
service, iuiil thA pii'fiy 'xtar'wli buck
Jonas Sqnllililp sat upon tu strjiK of
"tin store"" oiid viewed' the npproa li
Ing orocesslnn with tn!d curiosity
Toad .lessnp. limwver, tiii urcliPi
so thick with freckles that he looked
Hko a shrimp omelet, rtuw rnnuliig
from far up the road with a' deadly
bjpw to Jlr. Bqnlbble's. tra,nrpill)lry.
"ney!" lie gasped, tugging at his one
gingham suspender strap to draw Ida
breath t,ogetier. "Tbey're o-uslp your
'it -was In, front of the Auditorium
hotel thnt W"'olll'tmfordiJflrittrpitrel-'rftrti
from the cari 'elenu shaven, brushed.
CHESTER, Creator ef "Walliatfferd."
uy xnc mr tempany. ah tercign
rm nnen aiistcr lata aside and his au
tomobllo cap replaced by n soft gray
.felt hat The villago diew hn adtdlrlyg
breath as ;ho stepped down and: ,1a .a
careless tonq h5ulred thtf atiiohut of
the damages. Jonas .Squlbblo liad with
somo labor worked up tho sum-total of
his bill to ?1$.'0. but .tho moment' he
saw Walllngford ho stopped ,'flgurlug
"Twenty dollars, haulln. Hen nant's
time, two fenvo rolls, wchr nnd' tcar
an' lastln damage to tho mule, nn the
rent of my field that your contraption's
a-stundtn' on nowl"
; The "villagers" heard this Itemlicd
statement with awe and admiration,
which was Increased to amazement
when Walllngford. without "dicker
ing." calmly abstracted and paid over
a twenty dollar bill from an obeso roll,
Having tried to eat n "supper" at the
Auditorium hotel. Walllngford and
Blackle decided not to risk tho rooms
at that hostelry, but sadly purchased a
pair of fowl and. returning to their car,
cooked themselves n square meul.
A visitor come upon them as they
were enjoying their cofreo and cigars
"Joue Sjnulbble." he said Impressive
ly, "is a stingy ole cuss!"
"What! Did he only give you half of
that twenty?" exclaimed Blackle lu ap
parently pained surprise.
"Half! gasped Hen. "Ue wouldn't
even gi mo a red copper.
"He's the stingiest man In the world,"
continued Hen. "He's the man that
made the county build n poorbouso so
he could send bis mother to .it Ain't
that, stingy, hey? You remember how
be chargcd,,you for tbeuir-fcnce rails?
Well; last spring n .talf. fellpr with, nose
spe'ctAcIes picked up,o little piece of
bide rock from fills' very' field a,mf took
It 'a way wit h him. and Joiio'qu'bble
madd him pay n nickel for it; Think .o"
that! Jes' crumbly blue rock, tbulalp't
i Avon fit tn flrntrri nnta tt-IHtf A ti ',fi!n&tf
four acres of It, here! Squlbble's stono
farm, they call i Firs' off. Joho
thought mebbe It might bo wutb some
thin', 'cause the feller said Bomethln'
nbout llthograft stone beln' almost
wuth Its weight In 'money, but nothln'
ever come of It Funny lookln' man.
this feller was. with a red beard that
growed out here an" there In llttlo curly
Blackle nodded his head wisely.
"Williams." he said to Walllngford. In
venting a uame upon the spot for tho
unknown man. "Careful chap, Wil
liams; one of the best wo have, -P
"Was he workln' for you?" Hen
eagerly wanted to know.
"Well, we wouldn't care to have it
taiueu about." rcpileu Iiiackle with a
great air f mystery, "so we'll Just con-
! tifiltit lift OH tlft n a iltvnrml Wiur
friend Squlbblo Is about the richest
man in the country. I suppose?"
ne's got cash money burled an hid
all over lih house, an Ills barn, an'
his giis'mlll. I reckon. lie inns' have,
because bo don't trust no banks, an'
nry dollar that he chases down an'
ketches says goodby to this vain
"I don't like anything I have to,"
Walllngford stated." savagely, after
Hant had left, "I think I'll wind up
Jonas In a. hurry "
"Oo right to It." Invited Blackle.
"I'll admire to see you fpll down for
once in your life. I bet, you my Jado
fpb pendant which you wnnt, ngalust
tluit scarab cravat pip. which you'i
won't give up. that yon break your
linger mills and doiCt loosen anything
Unless It's all on' the level. Cnder-'
rtand, .Mutiny, I expect to win or I
wouldn't offer the ' bet Ilere's one,
hick, that you cau't1 sklnfor uujuse'
ment pntctJae, or $l;00t.",
"I'll.tu.kQ.thP bet.'' agreed Walllng-i
.ford. "'."The biggest jinches In tho
world are the, vjllnpe ndsers. Gfpld)
tulck f(n"lfr)py "IT ftithefy supported,
' v, t.li-tu wads."
yijl'lu:ri- wfH op eip-Jy tie next'
i n-'Miig iitnl innde n. careful Inspee
'mi nf., the ll('d iijiiIii which hlx car
t imi i ruit void of vei;dure.
"l foi n lew tuffs of scattered
rock atus. ii.iiil everywhere, expeelallf
In n s'eep bunk libout fiftv feet buck,
thee were out' r'iilii" of the slnile'
Milestone ' j"!'l'h Ilenrv IIMiit bed'
( pieUed tin n f !'" of the
reck and s raped It with his pocket
kulfo. It was surprisingly noft. and It
cut uh Biuoothly us bptter. Well pleas
ed, he waikesd bai k to the ca.r to tiiul
Toad Jssup waiting patiently for
I'lacli't! Uaw ' iiliingford luiinedi
atuly 'rC-w u iniarier. fro.ui his pocket
jud gave It to the hoy,
"ftWcnn yoii'llnd tne a spuclcV" he
Ipquhed and round, himself looking al
the spot where "Toad'' hud stood:
i'lfci bojxU'l 'y'W b:Ml(9mrfand hlsg
and CHARLES W. GODDARD
tory the contents of every garden,
barn and ulloy of tho Village, was
back with a rusty spnde before Wal
llngford Uiad. picked out. ni favorable
ppot or his oimratlons, and with him
be brought au, equally rnuty plcknx,
which hud onu piflnt.lirol'mi.
"It you want' to dig." "Toad" hqlp
fully Informed blin. "I reckon you'll
Hr, your $25," id Wallfngford,
' producing a fat wallet
need tlila hcre.plglc. I.e' me dig some,
will you, mister? I'm a good digger"
"Come right on. SjHicklea," Walling
ford Invited heartily. "We'll dig to
gether." And, taking the pick, he be
gan with a will.
Walllngford, however, being rather
heavy for this sort of work aud some
what short of breath, was very much
relieved when Jonas Squlbblo came at
last aud gazed Into the Incipient ditch
with wrinkles of cupidity corrugating
his uoso aud almost closing his eyes.
"Wbut aro you digging?" ho de
manded. "A hole." returned Wulllngford calm
ly, spitting on his hands aud taking a
fresh grip on the pickax.
"I'll have to have damuges for that."
Jonas quickly decided.
"I'll not pay for It." declared Wal-
Ulngford. "The rent of this ground was
lucluded in tho 520 I gave you."
"That didn't Include lnjurln' my
property," Jonas severely told him.
"You'll have to pay damages, or else
I'll sue you."
"Sue and be Jiggered!" answered
Wulllug.foid. turnfhg vigorously to his
work again; thou ho suddenly straight
ened up In an apparent Hush of auger.
"What'll you toko for your old Held?"
"Well. I been holdln' that site back
for. a town hall when the town grows
tup to Itt" Jonas declared.
' "The wooden plank with your name
on It will be rotte'd down among tho
weeds beforo that happens." Walllng
ford sourly retorted. "I'll glvo you
$200 for tho Held."
Jonas almost had. palpitation of the
heart Except for. usu as a building
site, which was the most remote of
chances, the four acres were absolute
ly worthless. Still, a bargain was a
bargain. "I'd ort to have $'25." ho de
clared, In much seenJIhg reluctance.
"All right" agreed W.nlllpgford, so
quickly that Jonas was almost reluc
tant In good earnest "Ilavo It your
own way. I'm, willing to pay any prlco
to do as I pleqsc, K.'tB only to dig a
hole. Hero's your ?2,25,", and from ft
fat wallet fie produced thp, money and
thrust It upon the iistouudcd Rqulbble.
"Now come on In and sign it bill of
sole, pending a deed."
''Just one moment gentlemen." lieu-ged-Mlnrklc,
holding them off with hH
outstretched palm. "Plcm'c remain
"whore you arc aud enjoy the fresh ah"
and bountiful mountain scenery while
I engross the h trait" f bill of suh thaf
ver foolei' u Jury.''
Flushed with pride In his achieve
ment Blnckle called In the pintles of
the llrst and second parts and made
'them lrtcn to his. gem of composition
jim! showed tSietn where to slvn It,
'ijifter which himself and Toud'Jessup
'ufllxcd lhelr names In the proier jilaces
in witnesses; and Bhiekle. after a vain
onslaught on Jouiis compelled Wal
llngford to pay him CO cents lu
tlust then the irlrlH emne nlnuir.
THE "FERERAL RESERVC'BANKING SYSTEM,
OF WHICH ;OUR BANK IS.A)MEMiER, iS THE BEST
BANKING SYStEM .EVER-THOUPHT OUT.
THE MEMBER BANKS HAVE PUT 137 MILLIONS
OF GOLD INTO THE U. 8. TREASURY. ON THIS
GOLD THE GOVERNMENT. ISSUEg,MO.NEY,
WE CAN GET MONEY WHEN WE WANT IT BY
TAKING OUR SECURITIES T OO.UR DISTRICT "FED
ERAL RESERVE" BANK.
YOU CAN GET YOUR MONEY WHEN YOU WANT
IT WHEN YOU ARE A DEPOSITOR IN OUR BANK.
LET'S DO BUSINESS. COME. IN.
BANK WITH US.
WE PAY FOUR PER CENT INTEREST ON TIME
JFpr .Less Money
The Fifth Street Qroce
Thos. Sikes, Prop. Phone 22
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.
4 per cent on savings.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK, EUGENE, OREGON.
NOTICE TO CRE0IT0R8
Notlco Is ltoreby given that S. W.
Cranmor liao boon appointed admin
istrator of tho estnto of Lucy 0, ('run
nier, decoasod.. All poroons having
claims agalnot tho said estate aro here
by notified to present tho samo, duly
verified, with tho propo" vouchors, to
tho said administrator, at tho law
olflces of J. M. Dovers in Eugono, Ore
gon, within six months from tho dato
of tho first publication of this Sum
mons, to-wlt: within six months from
tho 31st day of January, A. D., 19JC.
S. W. CltAtfMEIt
J M. DEVERS,
Attorney for Estate. Jan. 31-Feb,28
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