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THE NEW I
(ConUidJrom Pago 2)
tUat Mr. B. V. Croats tins n ten share
certificate. Do you suppose bo wouKl
"Blnky Croats?" smiled Totey. "Bin.
ky would sell bis girl's photograph.
Ho needs the money."
"Thanks for the Information." re
plied Wnlllngford and left the store.
Arter this Walllngford went home,
well satisfied with his day's work, but
bo bad not finished It, for Just before
dinner Tctey Wllks came to him nnd
Jubilantly sold him DUnky Croats'
stock, battling desperately for SS3 n
share nnd winning.
By tbls time every wise person In
town was whispering that Dessmcr
stock was as valuable as diamonds.
Ell Spooger looked at Walllngford
with n benevolent smile and nibbed
bis bony otd knees very, very gently.
"Tlcs, I am Mr. Sponger," be acknowl
edged to Wnlllngrord's query, nnd bis
Tolco was full of human kindness,
"and you nre Mr. Walllngford. I am
"Walllngford smiled with fully ns
much benevolence ns Mr. Spooger bud
exhibited. "I seem to have been ac
curately described," he returned and
ceased to study Mr. Spooger with any
degree of curiosity.
"Certainly," agreed Mr. Spooger
"Any gentleman endeavoring to buy
control Inia local concern for the ben
efit of n trust Is sure to be much dis
cussed." "It's the sad truth." admitted Wal
llngford, very visibly uuuoyed by the
fact "The public works a double
swivel spotlight on any one connected
with a big concern such as I am sup
posed to represent. Personally 1 shrink
from publicity, but since I can't what
do you want for tho Bessuier stock?"
"We are coming on." approved Mr.
Spooger, much era tided. He bad been
so eager as to be almost Impatient. "1
have ten shares of my own and twenty-five
shares which I yesterday ac
cepted from clients of mine to apply
on mortgage payments which were in
"Thirty-five shares," figured Walllng
ford In n disappointed tone. "Is that
"That Is all for the present." regret
fully admitted Mr. Spooger. "The price
will be a hundred and twenty-five."
"Murder 1" exclaimed Walllngford.
pleased and yet shocked that bis plans
had worked so extremely well. "Why,
you are trying to take advantage of
what you consider to be my necessity."
"Tut, tut!" chlded Mr. Spooger. with
angelic forgiveness of that harsh
charge. "You offered my friend Put
man as high as a hundred and ten.
And young Mr. Martin, who was anx
ious to buy my stock to sell to you at
a profit, offered me a hundred nnd five.
The price. Mr. Walllngford. Is a hun
dred and twenty-five. At that quota
tion I am really conferring a benefit
"I appreciate It." concluded Walllng
ford dryly- "Uow much Is thlrty-tive
times a hundred and twenty-live?"
"Four thousand three huudred and
seventy-five dollars." replied Mr. Spoo
ger promptly, giauclng at some figures
on his desk. "Uere Is the stock." And
be drew forward the neat little pile
which bad reposed Just before his eyes
Walllngford opened bis obese pocket
book, nnd the mild eyes of Mr. Spoo
ger took on the passing expression ot
"Of course they will not sell stock
to you ut the factory," he conjectured,
watching hungrily as Walllngford
counted out the money and noticing
thirstily that the subtraction of this
amount made scarcely any Impression
upon the sum total.
"Not a share." laugheJ Walllngford
"They know who I am and what 1
want Moreover, I don't imagine the
new assistant manager would sell to
any one who would sell to me."
"At the present moment." added Mr
Walllngford. with a trace of vindictive
ness, "there Is nothing I desire so
much as to have every share of the
Bessmer stock taken away from Mr
Blackle Daw. who had In perfection
what Is known as the healer's touch,
was extracting with a huge magnet an
Iron filing from the eye of a fellow
workman when Ell Spooger called, nnd
For Sale, Rent, Wanted, Etc.
FOR SALE The northwest cor
ner of 2nd and Main St., lots
9 and 10, this property is well
situated for a hotel, High
school, City hall, Masonic
Temple or any public edifice.
Easy terms, see M, M. Peery or
write Paul Bettelheim, Visalia,
SMALL FURNISHED HOUSE
to rent. Address P. O. Box
LOAM FOR SALE Any one
desiring to buy good loam to
build up lot, consult W. II.
Pollard or James T. Moore.
he posltlvciyrcrused totnlk business
In the emergency hopltnl.
"You might enable me to Incrcnso
my little Investment In this establish
ment thnt Is, If you made tho price of
the stock low enough, said Mr. Spoo
ger, with the nr of. one conferring n
favor nfler ntackle had finished his
"I haven't much to sell," lllackle told
11m, looking decidedly uucomfortnhlo.
'! couldn't possibly let go of enough
to weaken Mr. nesstuer's control of
Mr. Spooger was shocked that he
should even conceive such an Idea. "No
one. I am sure, would wish to Injure
Mr. ncssmer, who Is n very honest,
hard working business mnu. tie has
the respect nnd even nffectlon of the
entire community. Including myself.
If you chose to sell any of the stock
how much would you want for It?"
"Par." announced lllackle nffably.
"My dear young man!" expostulated
Mr. Spooger In stem but kindly tones.
"The stock has never been worth more
than no per cent, nnd I'll guarantee
that you paid even less thnn that
"Par." repeated ninckle gently, but
firmly, nud lit n cigarette. "At that
I'll only sell you fifty shares. I under
stand that Jim Walllugford's buylug
up this stock, nnd 1 wouldn't run the
risk of much of It falling into uts
hands. Uo'd put my friend Bessmer
right out of bis own shop nnd turn It
over to the trust."
I'll take those fifty shares at par.'
Mr. Spooger slowly observed after
hluklug a long. long time. "If I were
you 1 would uot say anything to Mr.
Uessmer about It Just now. bupposo I
come over tonight und see you at your
Mr. Spooger was busy writing hlra
out a check. "Here Is 3.000 for your
fifty shares," ho stated, holding It with
both hands for Imprcsslvcness. "Just
think how little thoso fifty shnres cost
you and how much profit I am giving
you! Multiply that by tho balance of
your stock and thluk It over."
Mr. Spooger returned to Walllug
ford's hotel triumphantly.
"I can get you fifty shares of that
stock," he announced, delighted to
;lve Walllngford so much pleasure,
but you'll have to raise tho price to
Walllngford eyed him with a secret
sorrow that he was doing the man no
harm. "It's cxtortlonl" he protested.
"I can't get It for you for less." de
clared Mr. Spooger. seemingly sad that
such was the case.
"I don't believe 1 want It at all."
suddenly decided Walllngford.
"Why not?" demanded Spooger, In
"Because you have only fifty shares
of It My Instructions are to secure
control, and I'm beginning to be dis
couraged about It"
"You buy this fifty shares at the
price I named and I'll tell you some
good news," promised Ell with ex
"Do you mean that you can secure
all of it?" asked Walllngford eagerly.
"I believe that 1 can." Jubilated Ell
and rubbed bis bauds over and over
"1 will pay S133 a share Tor every
share of. Bessmer stock that you sell
nie from now on." Walllngford truth
An English geutlemnn with broad
checked clothes, monocle. Uowlng yel
low mustaches and two young and
beautiful ladies, one browu eyed and
one blue, dropped into town that eveu
Ing. registered ut the leading hotel und
asked numerous questions about the
Bessmer plant, its reliability. Its ca
pacity, its expansion and every other
leading fact After having asked these
questions In the places where they
would most rapidly circulate he called
on Mr. Walllngford and held a long,
long secret coufereuce. That settled It
the English gentleman was-a lord, cer
tainly uot less, and be was negotiating
for munitions of war to bo made ut the
In the privacy of Walllugford's rooms,
bad the .public but known it. the lord's
name was plain Onion Jones, nnd noth
ing more serious than a bottle of wine
Mr. Spooger waited until sharp 10
o'clock the nest morning, when be was
ushered into Mr. Daw's rooms.
There ensued a most wily conversa
tion. In which Mr. Spooger pointed out
to the young man that he must uot fly
in the face or Providence by refusing
the handsome fortune that lay at his
door. And Mr. Spooger was cluted by
An Englishman With Monocle Regis
tered at the Leading Hotel In Town.
one fact Mr. Daw seemingly had not
heard of the lord!
On hit part Mr. Daw had conscien
tious scruples about allowing the con-
j trolling stock to pass Into any owner
ship which might bo Inimical to the
Interests of Mr. Bessmer, but In the
end be fell, lie stilled his conscience
and sold tu Mr. Spooger at $100 n
t-lmro his entire Interest In the Bess
iner Mnlleable Process company.
"But I didn't know you had ho much
slock," protested Mr. Spooger. "Bess
mer only had li'dO shares to dlsposo
of In the first place. I bought fifty of
those from you, and here you nro offer
ing me 1,313."
"1 acquired n few more," explained
Blackle. "The certificates nre all here,
new Issues made out to me Inst night
and duly signed by the president nnd
"The more the better," granted Spon
ger, nfter a little thought, und added
twice more, to make sure, the total
shares represented by the certificates.
Ho went with Blackle to the three
banks and persuaded the much pained
gentlemen In charge to relinquish, col
lectlvely. $131.1100 dollars In genuine
United States currency; then bo nnd
Mr. Daw parted.
The latter geutlemnn dashed Into tho
express otUco next to bis hotel nud In
quired bow soon they would put pack-
iiges In a car headed for New York.
The merriment In the festively light-
ed yard of tho Bessmer Malleable Proc
ess company wns nt Us height when
Ell Spooger. learning that alllngford
had gone straight there from tho 0
Tclock train, retired to the scene of.
A big table, built In the form of n
hollow square, with n snowy cloth and
Lrdecorated with carnations, champagne
palls and whole roast lgs, to say
nothing of chickens nud such minor
articles of Inner comfort tilled the
yard, nnd nt the center of the iiead
table, flanked by ttlllngronl on one
side nnd Bessmer on the other, stood
Blackle Daw In his blackest Prlnco
Albert ninktng n farewell speech to
"That's one of the reasons my monopoly
did not care for the stock," said Wal
llngford. bis many friends In und out of the fac
tory nnd Inviting them, one und nil. to
move to Tnrryvllle so Unit they eould
vote for him for tnuyor on the reform
ticket In the coming full.
It wns nil very reassuring to the only
mau In Uuk Center who could com
mand over u hundred thousand cnxb.
and when the llinil iipplniisc luid sub
sided tho three-titurrcd one bent, with
nn Ingratiating nmlle. over the buck of
"I have that stock for you." he hap
pily coullded. "right here." nnd lie tii
ped his bulging breast jwclset.
"Oh. yes. the stock." returned Wal
llngford pleasantly. "Why. .Mr. Sjkjo
ger, my firm bus decided not to bother
with the Bessmer company." He
paused placidly to wateli .Mr. Spooger
clutchiug nt his Adam's apple. "So
Inst night before I went it way I sold
what I had purchased from you and
from others to Mr. Daw."
Mr. Spooger gripped his cuffs wildly
In both bands und pulled them out
arm's length. "And you sold It to me!"
he hotly charged Blackle. "You never
said u word about buying the extra
shares from Walllngford!"
"Tut, tut!" remonstrated Hluckie
kindly. "You didn't tell me you In
tended to sell to Wulllngrord."
"You fooled me!" frothed Ell, turn
ing to tho representative of tho trust.
"I don't want tills stock."
"Throw it away, then." advised Wal
llngford. "I'd suggest that you keep
it. though. By n resolution adopted
almost unanimously Inst night Mr.
Bessmer has the right at any time
uitliln the next ten years to purchtiso
It nt pnr. and I thluk he's going to
inako somo money."
"That stock's worth nil It cost you."
sternly declared Beswnei', who did not
yet underhtiind how It had nil happen
ed uiid never would. "It may nut pay
dividends for five yearn to come. Inn
I'll bring It to par value before then."
"Did you help got me Into Hits. Will
Bcssinor?" hulf shrieked Sponger.
"I'll make It hot for you! Iteinember.
I hold n majority of stock!"
"You can help vote to repaper tho
office or to'ndont pink statloucn'. hut
Hint's about nil," litncklo Informed"
hint. "Tho constitution of Mr. Boss
nior's company, ntnended nt our regu
lar stockholders' meeting last night,
when you owned no htock, gives him
the final say In tho management nnd
direction of tho concern for the next
"That's one- of tho reasons my
nnpoly did not earn for tho stock,"
suavely explained Walllngford. chuck
ling about something or other and
pointing to tlie door.
"It's n Bwlndlol" yelled Spoogor, pur
ple with rage.
Blacklo Daw arose nnd confronted
him, pale with outraged Indignation.
"A repetition of that charge nud I
shall sue you for libel," bo warned.
"Put lilin out I" shouted tho vitiligo
Seven men arose to their feet, nnd
then the whole crowd got up. Spoogor
did not wait.
"Gentlemen." said Blacltlo Dnw,
bowing Ills thanks, "will sumo ono
kindly hand me my saxophone?"
See this Picturo at tho Boll Tho-
ntro tonight and tomorrow night
(Continued trom raeo 1.)
in this county ami his presence
was grcntly appreciated by the
teachers of the district.
Continued from Pago 1)
her the best of success at Mon
Mrs. Minnie Kahler has also
resigned her position in the Pri
mary department on nccount of
till health. It is hoped that a rest
(will fully restore her health. She
is urged to accept tho position
for another year in tho event
that she is well enouuh to work.
'She states, however, that she!
l 1 1 1. I I 1
iuuea uui wian iu laiuu uuiu an-
I expects to go elsewhere for a ;
change of climate
The school will sorely miss
House of Quality
Fino Line of Box Cood3, Frosh
Made, Put up to Your Order.
Hot Drinks, Ice Croam
Bread, Ple3, Cakes, Cookies, etc.
Wedding and Party Cakes a
S. Young, - Proprietor
I SPENDS ITS MONEY
Tho Lane County News divided Its
expenditures last year, thus:
Supplies bought outside of Spring-
Hold, Including paper and now
machinery 20.4 p. C.
Supplies bought In Sprlngflold, In-
eluding rent, etc .19.1 p. C.
Payroll, entirely In Springfield 60.5 p. C.
: 80 Spent, at
these two oxcollont Instructors,
but It Is hoped that their substl
tuto may prove as successful ih
they luivo ahvaytf'ITrbVou.
FIRST CONTEST COUNT
ON MARCH 15
Continued from Pago 1)
inorclmnts cooperating with tho
Nowb. Thoso nro:
JTnyden & Metcalf.
' M. C. llrcBfllor & Son.
Kotols Drug Storo.
C. 13. SnloH Toggory.
I. D. Larimer.
Wolf & Miliar.
Swarts & Wnshburne.
Mrs. D. Crouch.
Tho following are cnndldatos
for tho piano contest:
Miss Helen Roberts
Mrs. Ernest Lyon
Mrs. Silas Gay
Miss Dutto Fischer
Miss Oladys Withrow
Miss Graco Sldwoll.
Miss Luclio Copenhavor
Miss Marjorlo Machon
Miss Francis TiiivIh
Miss Chlolo WoDlley
Miss Lola llarr
Miss Elslo llolverson
Miss Ucatrleo llolbroolc
Miss Vorna Tagg
Miss Maud Morolock
Miss Anna Rutledgo
Mrs. II. A. ICorf
Miss Druco 13arncB
Mrs. Tom Allen
Miss Hazel Rodman
Mrs. Dalo Muminoy
Mrs'. R B. Lenbart
Miss Pearl Snook
Miss Hazel Panish
Mrs. Elmer Ferguson
Miss JoBSio Walker
Miss Mable January
MIsb Ethel Conloy
Miss Ruby Sensensey
Mrs. Zella Cantroll
Miss Grace Collins.
Miss Graco Male
Miss Estclla Martin
Miss Mnbel Famlrem.
Miss Silvia Strubln
Miss Huby Crabtroe
Mrs. Sarglo Snecd
Miss Mary Putnam
Miss Gertrude Williams
Miss Mablo Durco
Mrs. Delbert Bucknum, Co-
Miss Eva Titus. Marcola.
Payroll of Your Home Town
Hard Whoat Patent
' Try mo. (let nc
mtaintcd. You will
like me. cBst value
AT HOME :
D. P. Burton out
SAYS HE CAN SAVE THE
In making my announcement
of candidacy for tho nomination
for tho olllco of County Assessor
upon tho Republican ticket, I
bullovo that my former experi
ence of .10 yearn iu this olllco
In Lnno County (nullifies mo to
state that 1 will lie enabled, If
nominated and elected to tho
olllco of County Assonsor, to
savo tho tax-pnyoru at tho loaBt
calculation $2r00.00 per year In
conducting tho olllco, and ut tho
same time give bettor rcsuHu
than with the present system.
To Illustrate n few savings I
know possible: 1 would give all
my time to tho olllco, allowing
no outside Interests to Intorforo
with thuo paid for by County,
and I am satisfied that my form
er experience in tills olllco has
made mo competent to person
ally oversee the olllco forco, thus
eliminating tho expense of a
head deputy at $1200.00 a year.
I also bouevo tnat with no ex
tra olllco expense, that tho tax
rolls can be arranged alphabeti
cally so that tho tax collector
can more economically collect
the taxes, nnd In support of this
I am Informed that the present
tnx collector has stated that had
they boon so arranged ho could
have $2000.00 on tho expense of
collecting this years taxes
Thoroforo comparing tho coBt
of conducting this olllco tho past
four years, which has been ?40,
000, with tho savings as stated
above, I am confident that with
my former experience of 10
years as County Assessor I can,
If nominated and elected, during
tho term of four years for which
tho Assessor Is elected save tho
tax-payors of Lnno County nt
Pd. Adv. D. P. 11URTON.
You know I am
well liked by all
for vour monoy of
nny flour In Sprlngficld.
Wo can give you moro for your monoy
In flour und feed of all kinds than any
other place In town.
SPRINGFIELD FLOUR MILLS
Springfield Planing Mill
sash, noons, mouldings, brackets,
TUHNINQ, 8TAIII BlIlLDINaO,
Extension Tablos, Drop Loaf Tnliles, II Break
fast Tables, Kitchen Cabluota, Cupboards,
Safes, Step Ladders, Fruit Boxea
Korry Crates, Folding Clothes Backs.
For light, heat and power.
"Made In Springfield."
Oregon Power Co.
Water Proof Shoe Oil
AND SOFTENS .
ALL KINDS OF LEATHER
Wolf & Miller
SPRINGFIELD, - - OREGON