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The Lane County News
W. A. DILL, " Editor and Mgr.
Published Every Monday and
Thursday by the Lane County
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Member of the Willamette Valley
MONDAY, MARCH 6, 1916.
"PLEASE DON'T PUBLISH
Coos Bay Times
Every newspaper is familiar
with the request, "Please don't
publish anything about it."
Sometimes it is made in the
fornuof a demand and accom
panied by threats of dire results
if acquiescence does not follow.
There are a few things the
public ought to keep in mind in
the matter of a newspaper's re
lation to the printing of news
In the first place, a newspaper
owes an obligation to its whole
circle of readers to print a fair,
comprehensive report of the
day's happenings.. It cannot
overlook this responisbility
merely to please individuals,
That policy involves an injustice
to the many and favoritism to
the few. Who, shall be favored?
Much of the news that is
printed unfortunately occasions
annoyance and often heartache
to somebody. That is an un
avoidable incident of the news
paper busines. Is there justifi
cation for shielding from such
consequences the man or wo
man who has influence, socially
or in busienss while the many
who lack it must be treated with
out this consideration? j
Persons who wish to escape
publicity should be careful not
to make news, or should count
the, cost of advertisement to the
world as part of the price they
pay for what they have deter-
r mined .upon doing.
' There are certain easily de
fined zones of publicity. The in
dividual who steps into any of
these may count upon getting
his name in the newspapers. One
is the courts, civil and criminal
The man who gets to law invites
advertisement. Yet many men
and sometimes women appeal
to the newspapers to suppress
, reports of legal proceedings in
order, that they may be saved
annoyance. The time to con
sider immunity is before. resort
to the' law.
Departure from the conven
tionalities of life is another
means of entering the publicity
zone. Conduct that is off the
beaten trail affords news. Those
who defy social observances or
tread upon established institu
tions must not expect to escape
print, and should not ask to be
savd from such notoriety.
Further, much injustice may
be done by the suppression of
news. The tongues of gossip,
uninfprmed of the real fact, can
do a hundred times more injury
to the innocent than publication
of the truth will do those actu
ally involved. Often a newspaper
is shielding a reputation of a
score, or. more from the scandal,
of suspicion when it is telling
the truth about one who has in
curred the liability to censure.
This lesson the public should
learn the way to avoid public
ity is to avoid departure from
the beaten track, and let this be
added to it if you have diverg
ed into the danger zone the way
to obtain considerate treatment
is to assume that you are a sub
ject for news, and to take the
newspaper Into your confidence
frankly and fully.
Such confidence . is rarely
abused, and assuredly never by
any nQvfjpaper that makes a
profession of decency or has re
gard for ethics.
The present year .promises to
be an usually busy on In Spring-
By GEORGE RANDOLPH CHESTER, Creator of ,;WaIl(ngford,,, and CHARLES W.GODDARD
Copyrlahr. 1015. by tlie Star Company. All Torcltfti Rluhts llcservcd
t t r. -i i A
THE woman In tho next room
screamed again. Itlneklo Daw
winced in sympathy; Wall
llugtord grinned; the gray
ruustnehod man In the corner sat In
pat lout misery, as ho had from the
tlrst. ami- held his swollen Jaw.
"I don't tlilnU It hurts us much as it
did. Jim." decided Ittacklc. looking up
with it hopeful smile. "Stop mo. I
thluk 1 want to go home."
"Stay right where you are and have
It out." chuckled Wnlllngford. "You
brought me a,loug xo keep you here,
and I'll do It If 1 have to sit on you."
lie east n sidelong glance at the man
In the corner.
"You wont If I say not!" Indignant
ly swore Illnckle as bis riotous tooth
gave bis nerrcs another thrust.
Tho wotnau In the operating room
emitted a tlpnl yelp, which mnde
Itinckle grip the arms of his chair
and groan because he bad thought
Icsslj gritted his teeth.
Tor that you get another dose."
relented Walllngfont. aggravntlngly
cheerful, and. producing a beautiful
ly mounted tocket tlask, he poured
Blackle u generous drink.
The quiet man In the corner exhibit-
ed his tlrst sign of human Intelligence
as bis pain dulled eyes followed thai
Have a little relief?" offered Wal
Ungford. who was nn habitual good
Samaritan with liquor.
"I don t drink., thank you." replied
the man. talking coruorwlse and smil
ing with one side of bis mouth.
i.ucky manr envied Itlackle. "Now
It'll do you good.'
But I'll take one this time." add
ed the stranger, eying the bottle doter.
The dentist, who had tried to con
ceal his necessarily cruel countenance
with a pink mustache, hurried out to
the water cooler with a glass upon
which was n bright red spot, and ev
erybody grew solemn.
Hello. Hessmerl flow's Oak Cen-
ter?" the dentist greeted the stranger.
"Which of you Is next?" And brutal
speculation kindled bis eye as he look-
ed them over. '
"I'm It I BUeSS," acknowledged
Blackle. cornered. "Give me another .
lXr , u. '
I II be ready for you In a couple of
"You may come with mo .now," softly
said the dentist to Olackie.
........ , ,, 1 sent him on n wild goose chase: Ihcn
minutes the dentist cheerfully as , uiade dcm, u. mo M about
sured him and walked into the operat- ,btf iu-ssmer Malleable Process com
ing room, humming a care free little J ,)1,lv ,lei.e , ,,..
"I dislike that man'." commented
Blackle. ;'He has un unkind face-"
i A woman wearing a heavy veil and
carrying a much crumpled handker
chief came through thc walling room,
followed by the dentist, who rubbed
his hands together In pleasant antici
pation as be bowed to Blackle. There
was un unmistakable gleam of ferocity
In bis eyes.
You may come with me now." he re I
Blackle arose nod followed with much
"That's excellent whisky." compli
mented Sir, Bessmer. beginning to re
alize the aftertaste of it.
"Fifteen yours old," replied Walling
ford, offering him more, which ho de
clined, "Kentucky friend Of mine
keeps me supplied. Oak Center. Do
yon know F.ll .Spooger?"
"no's a stockholder In my company."
A discontented shrug with this.
"I see." Walllngford smiled. "Is
Oak Center a pretty fair business
"For some lines," stated Bessmer,
with distinct and quite vislblo Inward
reservations, "It's really a farming
town and very rich, but It gives slight
support to manufacturing."
"You must bo a manufacturer,"
'1 am Jn a small, ,wa.'gcknqwl-
edged the ntbor. sllll frowning "I
hnvo n ,mnllcnle Iron fbulUlr.x ami
have secured capacity business on u
process of my own." .
"Cnpnclty Is good enough." ,
"The trouble U with the slip .f the
capacity." explained Itessmeri with a
"When n shaky business .enn't hor
row money It sons stock," olxerved
Wnlllngford. with u wisdom born or
much experience. "Yon are Incor-
"Two hundred and fifty thousand,
I've $12T.00n worth of stock In the
treasury. The !K.".00(' I sold of the
other half went at fiO per cent."
"I suppose you'd be willing to clean
out tho treasury shares for your $."ttv
000." suggested Wnlllngford.
The man Jumped nt that "Show me
how!" he begged. '
"lon'ro shamefully honest," mused
Wnlllngford, studying him In minute
"I hope so," returned Ressmer sin
I'll go to Oak Center nnd look nt
,,..... i,,.iHi-.(.u ttiiiiiuHiui-u
"I h:it-(- SSO.000 which hasn't (hint n
useful thing except come to tne since
It was printed
Blackle Daw returned 'from the op
erating room with the dentist.
"Tho girls were correct id their sag
gestlon." said Wnlllngford. nssooti u
they were ulone. nnd he produced a
Hotter from his pocket. "This Is the
best report they have mnde of any
"They're crackerjacks, especially
Violet." And Blackle, blowing a kls-s
at the celling in honor of pretty VIo
let Warden, took the letter. ,tf. was
In Violet's haudwrltlug. and Blackle
blew another kiss at tho letter as he
read. "Mr. Bessmer will be In Itlvcr
City today to sec his dentist, Mr
Prnug. Mr. Bessmcr's business Is the
only unprofitable concern In which
Mr. Spooger has nn Interest, so we
believe that you might And this the
best nppronch to the $00,000 of which
Mr. Spooger robbed us on tbt) sleuth
of our father."
When Bessmer returned from the
dentist Walllugford declared that he
would ride over to Oak Center with
blm on the 2:10 train to talk over the
purchase of stock.
Mr rtn.m,,r mnol. rnllnr,l tn
1n nm, ..,' .,,; '. ,
to wat parlor '
car of thc .40 raUlf corrcct,y
! Ing that the resplendent Walllngford
. would ride there or nowhere. The
train waited Its appointed four mill- !
utes, Its bell clanged, its whistle toot- !
ed. Its smoke puffed, nnd It pulled out. j
and still no Walllngford! '
t VWell. Mr. Bessmer, how's: the
I . .... . . . ' . .
aw." Inquired a cheerful voice at his
j elbow, and, looking up, be found
Blackle Daw. laden with a suit case.
a bathos, un Oxford and a saxophone
'"Haven't any, so far as the feojlug
fa concerned," responded. Bessemer,
his heart Jumping with tho Wldtn
memory that Blackle Daw waJ bV the
same lino of busbies as tho maiiwbo
had failed him. "1 didn't iiotlce'yoti
getting on tho trnln."
"lou were looking for Jim Wal-
Lllngford: that's the reason," laughed
Mrr ... .
Jiaciiif. slowing grips in every avail
able comer and sitting down like a
real sport, with no regard whatever
for the tails of bis Prince Albert' ,"1
-side tracked iilin."
. Mr. Bessmer contracted his iy-ows
and turned on Blackle a glance of dis
approval. "That was not fair to either-
,.Ir. Walllngford or myself." he
"It's all In the game." declared
Blackle lightly. "I saw he had a busf-
upss opportunity with you. so I bad a
puuuey lejcgram uenvcreu to mm anu
Mr. Bessmer could, not see tho Joke.
"Mr. Walllngford might have purchas
ed my stock." he protestet. " ' ,
"So' might It" Bhickie consolcdMilm',
"On the other hand. .Mr, Wallliigfprd
might not have purchased It uud Iihay
not. Tell me tho nows" :
Blackle, studying him Interestedly,
while he talkod. admired the shrewd
ness of Wulllngfohl. Who Insisted that
IW'ttHIHl'r U'llrt i.lttlrnlv tun limine. ... In,
tM.u-u,,j wltli the uetulls of even u
siiiare" schema for bis own beneilt.
.1 Itufus Walllngford paused oppo
site the corner of the Bessmer Mnl
leable I'roccM company and made u
comprehensive estimate of It. It "was
n- more or less toy plant, but radiated
tho Impression of cstronie business,
With a nod of satisfaction Walllng
ford walked Into the olllco. wherujMr.
Bessmer, with gray lilJngs on hls.Mint
and his hair and mustache nnd cVeu
clinging to his eyebrows, was lient
over a much soiled building plan Two
other men, who had clay on their lioots
and mortar on their clothes, were lean.
Ing their elbows on the once nout divtw
Ing and figuring on Its margin with
pasty bluo pencils, .
"I'm In no hurry,,. Mr, Bessmer," said
waiungroru cuecrlly. "Wbcn yjure
not so busy rjl take up with, you ,tlie ,
matter of tho purchaso of that stoekv'
Mr. Bessmer-.scmed smewliat'Ui,
barmsxed. "I'm very sorry tunny you're
Into." ho returned, his tunselouce
'--nlttng hltit tlmt ho had helped to trick
this friendly hi stranger out of n po-
ftlbly prolltnblo don I.
"You don't menu to say you'vo sold
; Itr protested Wnlllngford.
j in nptto of his compunction, n gleam
of satisfaction lit Mr. Ilossmor's eyes,
; "Well." tie said apologetically, "the
j spot cash was o.Torod lae. and now
I'm building my ox-tensions."
-i uct j tnow wlu, bouKht It," do-
clnrcd Wnlllngford, with n ttneo of nn-
"Your friend. .Mr. Daw," mlmlttc.l
liessmer. Mushing slightly, "I'm afraid
that he played u rather questionable
trick on you nml thnt I made myself a
party to It."
"1 can't blamo you," pnidoned Wnl
llngford, hurt, but generous. "Doe
Mr. Unw now own all your surplus
"Uvery share or It."
"Where would I llnd Mr. Dawi"
Hessmer suddenly laughed, "Ho Is
probably out oiling the engine or trim-
i mutK eastings at one or tlie emery
ivi.n.ti it... .,..Kt o i,u.... ....
tlie warehouse elevator. Shall I send
".No. thanks." replied Wnlllngford.
with careful gravity. "If you don't
"I'll tako those fifty shares at par," Mr.
Spooger slowly observed.
n),nd m? Pol,, through your factory
unattended I'll hunt him up."
Wnlllngford found Hlncklo In over
nlls- ,ut' 11,01 r tl,u worklngmcn. He
"W5" UJUUL ""'""i"'"- "'""ager tn
On his way out Wnlllngford stoppe 1
ut Bessmcr's Invitation to Inspect the
plans for the glorious extensions.
"I've dreamed of this for ten years.'
stated Bessmer happily. "Hid you se
u.re any stock?"
"Not a shiire." answered Wnlllng
ford, much disappointed, "Mr. Daw
. "I sympathize with you." announced
the Jubilant Bessmer. "Tho local pa
pers aro full of tho extensions wo're
making. I believe we havo Oak Cen
ter awakened ut last to manufacturing
possibilities. Tlis stock .will bo worth
real money by und by "
"1 believe It." udmlhcd Wnlllngford
"1 don't inlnd confessing pov that I
wished to buy It for unothor corpora
Not only Mr. Bessmer, but tho two
mortar, decorated contractors looked
up at him with sharp attention. The
"Petey Wllks." rend Wnlllngford
from Blackle' list, "the leading sport
of the village nnd might bet us high
as $2. Wears a. gray puff He pn Sun
days and the other two op weekdays.
Proprietor of father's shoe store und
almost real devilish. Ten shares."
Armed with hat description. Wnl
llngford had no trouble In picking out
Petey In WIIUs' shoo emporium.
"I believe, this Is Mr, Wllks.'.' guess-ed-
tho stock speculator pleasantly,
noting that Petey wns i particular
dresser nnd had trousers pressed.
"That's what they're ta'klnp around,"
ussented young Mr. Wllks. who was
strung on repartee.
"I understand you hnvo some stock '
In the Bessmer Malleablu Process com
pany." ".Somebody's been telling," was the
'.'Would yon cure to sell It?"
Petey Wllks had the chin of nn Idiot
and thc smile of u fool, hut ho had thc
eyes of a miser, "Don't reckon I want
to sell It." he Instantly returned. "The
papers nro full of how Will Bessmer
Is making all sorts of Improvements."
"You paid $50 a share for your
stock," stuted Walllngford, respecting
Petey's shrewdness. "I'm wHIJng to
say that it's worth a little more. My
firm will pay you SCO."
The eyes of Petey narrowed t)tjll
more. "Who Is your Arm?" ho asked,
"Tho United States Malleable Mer
ger company, announced wnlllngford,
creating that niiskty .corporation with
to effort whatsoever: "but. after all.
you-ro not dealing, with them; you're
THE "FEDERAL RESERVE" BANKING SYSTEM,
OF WHICH OUR BANK IS A MEMBER, IS THE BEST
BANKING SYSTEM EVER THOUGHT OUT.
THE MEMBER BANKS HAVE PUT 137 MILLIONS
OF GOLD INTO THE U. 8. TREASURY. ON THIS
GOLD THE GOVERNMENT ISSUES MONEY.
WE CAN GET MONEY WHEN WE WANT IT BY
TAKING OUR SECURITIES T OOUR-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
The Best Groceries
For Less Money, t
The Fifth Street Groeery
Thos. Sikes, Prop. Phone 22
denllng with spot cash." nnd he dte
played a big red pocketbook so bulged
with Important bills that tho clrcula
Hon of little Petey's one pint of blood
Increased to a whiz. Nevertheless, he
steered perfectly straight
"Do you see anything green?" ho de
manded, laughing scornfully and pull
Ing down the lower lid of his right
eye. "I know what It means when a
monopoly's nftcr anything, You'll have
to pay me 75 n shore."
"It's bought," accepted Walllngford,
and counted out four bills, n five hun
dred, two one-hundreds nnd n fifty so
promptly that It looked like the throw
off of n printing press. "Where Is your
Petey. whose spldorllke legs Inter
fered with oncli other when ho was in
a hurry, sloglo footed back to tho snfo,
produced his certificate, assigned It to
Wnlllngford and took the, pay without
tho waste of a slnglo avoidable motion,
"Anyhow," ha exulted us ho clamped
tho mouoy carefully in his lingers, "I
niako SO per cent, on an Investment I
thought was dead. I had It flvo years.
and that's 10 per cent u year."
"Thnt'fl good business," approved
Wnlllngford. "I wouder whero I could
get some more of this? .J ui'.lerslnnd
(Continued on Page 4)
HERBERT E. WALKER
Office In City Hall, 8prlnafield, Ore.
Repairing a Specialty
Main, hot. Fourth and Fifth. Phono 11
SPRINGFIELD - OREGON
Why not save and deposit In our Savings Department
one-twelfth of your total taxes each month? By so dis
tributing tho tax burden over tho entire year, it will not
seem so heavy.
4 per cent on savings.
FlBST NATIONAL BANK, EUGENE, OREGON.
MEMBER FEDERAL RBERYE
5lSltn OF BANKS
Dr. ADALINE KEENEY FERRIS
Homeopathic Physician and Surfjeon
Olllco, Baptist Pnrsormgo
Cornor Second and C Streets
HOURS: 0 TO 12. PHONE 40
J. H. BOWER.
Offlco 774 Wlllnmotto St.
Phono Eugono 609
Homo Phono 132-J
W. F. WALKER
Office Phone 62; f.'esldence 67-J
West Main St.
For Farm and City Property
Exchannes a Specialty
DR. J. E. RICHMOND
j PHONES Office, 3; Residence, 116-J
uvor commercial BanK,
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Practice Limited tl .
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