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Enough thno has booh wasted oral days a demonstration of ;lnry dbfonRoa, can accomplish to
in congress. Enough polities i what national unnronarcdnoBs
romody defucts now no longer
to bo concealed or denied.
has been shown and enough i moans. Americans look o their
partisan clamor indulged In. lawmakers at Washington for
Enough speeches for homo con- an immediate counter domon
suinption have been delivered, atmtlon -n demonstration v of
The country now wants action, what a patriotic congress, alive
Down on the Mexican border to the urgent requirement for
has bon staged for the last sov- more adequato naval and mllt-
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MONDAY, MARCH 27, 1910
CHINA A LUMBER BUYER
New York World: In a report
just made public, Franklin H.
Smith, commercial agent of the
department of commerce, pre
dicts a large increase In the de
mand' for American lumber and
forest products in China. At the
same time he points out existing
difficulties and the short-comings
of the marketing methods
now in vogue and makes sug
gestions for bettering them.
"China, he says, "is almost
without timber today, and re
forestation has not yet been attempted-
if practiced upon a huge scale,
would not put China's timber on
a basis to equal consumption for
approximately 60 to SO years or
more. Its population is slowly
shaking off the old order of ex
istence and turning toward the
new toward greater agricul
tural and industrial activity, ab
sorbing new ideas and adopting
new methods. "With increasing
development along many lines
and with the extension of rail
roads with their civilizing and
their trade-creating effects,
there must of necessity come a
larger, wider call for lumber.
The United States with its dur
able, easily worked and compar
itively cheap timber, will, with
proper precautions, control this
Purchase of a site for a city
hall at this time is an exceed
ingly wise move. Property is
as low now as it is likely to be
for a long time, and the site se
lected is a very centraf one. If
the city nad waited a few more
months there is every likely
hood thaf railway construction,
actual and prospective, would
have sent prices up rapidly.
STUDENTS AVOID "PIPE"
Of the 2936 students to be
graduated this year by 150 of
the 1G8 standard high school'
in the state, 1838 are studying
English, 491 German, 271 fcotin,
1235 history and civics and 1325
science, according to figures
compiled by State Suprintend
ent of Public Instruction Churc
hill. But 5S4 elected a course in
mathematics and only 21 are
studying trigonometry One
hundred and seventy-two have
selected manual training, 224
domestic science, 1G0 domestic
art, 190 shorthand, 337 typewrit
ing, 134 bookkeeping and G75
training in teaching-
"In 1913 the high school
course study was revised and
large freedom given in the
choice of studies, and it was
feared by many that pupils
would select such subjects as
might give easy credits toward
graduation," said the superin
tendent. "The result, however,
shows that a majority of the
students incline to select a
course at the beginning of their
high school work and hold
pretty closely to it through the
There is no reason for alarm,
but plenty of occasion for get
ting busy. The country is in
earnest. The voice of the ultra
pacifist has been stilled and in
its place is heard the counsel of
common sense, urging the na
tion to prepare.
By GEORGE RANDOLPH CHESTER, Creator of "Wallinjlford." and CHARLES W.GODDARD
Copyrltfhr. 1015, by the Star Company. All foreign Rights Reserved
I Buying a Sank With Bunk I
IIEY were not gently fionttu
tnnMm Otli1.lt lilt
nakes of v which blotie5id ?' '
out the view from Walllu
tlltffil crtt-fr ,! lw. Iinfltul llmni.1
m ' ' ,,,: .
battailous, by countless, swiftly driven
millions, as if they would have liked
nothing better than to pierce him with
endless pain, to grind him to atoms,
to scatter him wide and bury him deep.
Even intrenched behind ills breast-
work of glass, J. Itufus felt their en
mity and gazed out into the thick,
white bluster with unshakable gloom.
"It-r-r-r-r-rt" shivered Ulncklc, "What
a raw. cold, dismal morning it is. to be
sure! What a cruel, cruel world!
Jimmv. go plumb to the dickens wbile
- "And I don't hear a word from .Fan- j
nle." gloomily said VVnllhigford.
"Ohr griuued Tllackle. "So that's It! i
Well. .Ilmmie. far be it from me to
crow over tho nired. but hero coos."
and from his pajama pocket he pro
duced a letter which Walllugford sulk
ily pretended not to see.
ily Dear Ulacfcle We had to hurry home 1
for tho visit with Aunt IMttle. anil I'm i
afraid we didn't find out as much as we
should have discovered about Air. Qulrker,
except that he Is a banker and thst tho
amount of which he robbed us on tho
death of our father was $3,000. We play-
ea ixjok agent ami rounu mat lie is a con
firm td "masher." Ills wife 13 rulte Jeal
ous. She Is rich in her own name and
would be happier If she didn't have a hus
band. She's more hateful than he. If that
Is possible. He has a serious affair, wo
think, with some out of town woman.
Watch him. Our kindest regards to you
and to Sir. Walllngford. We can never
thank you enough for working so hard to
recover our fortune for us. Yours grate
In spite of bimself, J. Kufus had
listened attentively to this second read
ing of the report, but now he scowled
again as he started to leave the room.
There came a lusty kick at the door,
and when Walllugford opened it a fel
low with a purple face and the rest of
him mostly red mulller stood there
with a big load of snow frozen wood In
his arms. First of all he looked for the
J. Rufus Scowled Again as He Star!
to Leave the Room.
wood box, and finding only Its remains,
turned helplessly about him in alt di-
n-ctlons. I'liially he dumped the wood,
nnd Walllugford cross exumluod him.
lie said his name was IVte, the iiotil
porter, and he confided that Ueiijamlii
F. Qulrker was tho richest man in town
Ten miiiutcjr later, suave, smiling,
confident. Walllngford strode Into the
dining room, followed by the obsequi
ous Illacklc. nnd, bearing in Ills
tweadth of chest and poise of shoul- llngford's less than $4 balance hi tho
4trs nnd general air all the wealth of Ouarantee and Fidelity bank In New
tho Indies, he sat down opposite the j York and tho awe inspiring abyss
only other occupant, a man of about which yawned beneuth their feet, cov
forty-five, with u mustache and neatly ered the lower part of his face with a
trimmed mutton chop whiskers about ' big handkerchief and sneezed loudly
halfway down his plump cheeks and three separate times,
who held a little brown leather bag "To consolidate, purcliuse-or light,"
between his feet. Ho was a man of . amended Mr, Qulrker, as ho looked a I
excellent case apparently, but at the j his watch and hastily arose. "I'm live
same time ho was deep in study. lie minutes late now at tho bank, Mr
roused at once, however, upon tho ad- Walllngford, hut I am very much in
vent of tho strangers nn.d inspected terested. Suppose you come over mid
them critically. Wulllngford had talk with me as soon as you have fin
scarcely seated himself when tho man ' lshed your breakfast," and carrying
leaned forward with n friendly smllo i his Httlo brown leather bag as caro
and observed; 1 fully aa If it coutulned u .bomb, he
"Mr. Wnlllngford, I believe."
For ono fleeting moment Wnlllugford
hesitated whether to deny his Identity
or not. It was sometimes Inconven
ient. In view of his many past dubi
ous operations, to bo recognized. This
man, however," was wo obviously friend
WuUiugford's hesitation was too short
even to bo noticed.
The same," he admitted. "I believe,
' that you have slightly the bet
ter of me."
"I am Mr. Qulrker. Mr. lienjamhi
F. Qulrker." stated the other. "I tuut
you at Cinderburg, If you'll reinomber,
when I thought of securing the rights
for this county of the Hung sun "en
"Oh. yes." replied Walllugford vague
ly, wondering what be lind told3dr
Itenjnmln F. Qulrker In the hilarious
,le?r motea rife
ou wct Vl'r-V ,Iwtm nlHiuiH.lt."
f wont on JIr (l,,,rker- relieving his
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, anxiety at once. "ou tout me 'li
might take two years before the do
vice was commercially perfect ami
1.n I, .n.. .......Ilnt.c. r..M .it. .v t.. ....
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time. Also that when the market was
ready I should hove llrst call. It was
a very pleasant experience. What
the present status of that marvelous
"Gradually Hearing perfection," stat-
ed Walllngford promptly, sure of his
Krou,i I10W nna thankful that Qlllrkcr
had been one of those who camu In
late, after he had all his plans made
for "cleaning up." "Are you still In
the market for this territory'"
"No; I think not." returned Qulrker.
the shadow of a frown Hitting across
his brow. "I'm taking on no new In
terests whatsoever Just now. As a
matter of fact. I'm letting go of some
of them." and again for nn Instant n
faraway look came Into Ills eyes.
"What brings the wealthy Mr. Walling
ford to our little Jlnklnsvllle?"
Walllngforil was himself onco more
Up to this instant no idea had visited
him, but now upon demand one came.
"I have rather a large financial scheme
In hand." he said, frowning with deep
gravity, "a plan to counteract the lin
meuse money monopoly of the large
city hanks, which, ns you know, have
for their foundation rocks of strength
the small country banks. It Is a lop
sided arrangement, withnll the favors
flowing eastward. In times of stress
tho financial center throws Its weight
on you and dratus you to the last drop
of your financial blood. In times of
J ease it throws your money back on you
and leaves it Idle." '
Mf, Qulrker had nodded Ills head nr
each period as he slowly sipped his tof
fee. "That's painfully true," he agreed
"I've over $(W,000 of Idle money now in
, my vault across the1 street, which I
can't place at any price except on long
' time loans, and long loans will not do.
as this Is a farming community, and I
must have the money in the spring and
summer for crop operations at good In-
lore-it rates on first mortgages. Hut
how do you propose to remedy tills con
dltlonV" "Consolidate tho country hanks of
the middle west." stated VVnllliigfoid.
leaning back and beaming upon him ns
. if in pity that Mr, Qulrker had not
himself thought of so simple a solution.
. "Organize a gigantic holding company.
Inaugurate a dully system of report
and esi-hange and form a distribution
, bureau which shall first attend to the
; needs of the middle west and then dic
tate terms to (he east. The east can
i not do without in, and by standing to-
get her we can make tljorn divide the
cream with us In place of merely glv-
i''S U the sklmmllli. as they have done
"There will he a little trouble about
charier," Qulrker said musingly, "but
of course that i-an easily be straight
encd out. I presume, too." he added
hbwly, "that quite a number of hanks
will have lo be purchased outright."
"I've calculated upon that," dei-lnred
Walllngford. "and I stand ready to
oil her purchase or consolidate."
lie said It simply, too; so simply and
easily that Illackle Daw, remembering
tliclr $7 of combined cash capital, Wnl
moved away witu a certain dignified
case, which made Walllugford reflect
upon him as being probably the most
popular ladles' man In his congrega
Iteyond the casl'der's cage of the
Jlnklnsvllle bank, at the cud of u nar
row pusse.;e by the side of the brick
vault, was a door, the glass of which
was marked "President." and Inside
of this WalWagfonl found llenjamlu
F. Qulrker. his little brown leather
bag still between Ids feet, at a loll top
desk, energetically sorting papers.
"This Is houaceleniihiK day, Mr. Wal
llugford," he said, In pleasant explana
tion. "I'm trying to put a great many
things In order, and It Is a terrific
Waltliififord had already studied the
lesk cleaning thoughtfully, so much
o that now he was able to pass it
.'rem his mind. "A man of your natu
nl leadership In a community can
icnreoly avoid having a certain, amount
if personal tlnnuclal Interest In all its
iiwluess venture." he guessed.
"Yes. considerably more than he
vants." admitted Mr. Qulrker. "In
pile of all his conservation ho Is drag
ged into local Investments, which,
while nood i'iuniL-li. cannot be cashed
hi emergency." and he vast u frown
I II.. .1.. ..t.l...l ...
eyes, too, strayed undcrstundlngly to
that little bundle of securities. Mr.
Oulrker shook his head and his shoul
ders us If to free himself of his ab
straction. "Your plan." he went on, "would re
lieve the country banker of a lot of this
This was the opening, and Into It
Wulllngford thrust his wholo breadth,
Inventing upon the spot all the details,
paraphernalia and red firo or the pro
posed consolidation of western banks.
To Ills ctAistematlon, however, ho
found that he was not holding the at
tention of his auditor. At last Wuh
llngfonl discovered that Mr. Qulrker
was counting the strips of weather-
boarding up and down, down and up.
up and down; then the savior of the
country's finances gave up In despair
and brought his lngglug argument to n
"Anil that," he concluded, "Is the plan
.1 I. I. II.. I... ..I.
,'. . .
Mr. wuiruer arouseti nimseir as ono
now a Hiupor. n n very prcu.v.
plan," said he, "but I cannot sou my
way clear to going Into It. I'd rathei
Walllngford, puzzled and discourage,!
but a few minutes before, at last hail
"Quite decided upon that?" he asked.
"Quite." declared Mr. Qulrker,
"Then show me the goods," and VVnl
lhigford arose as If ho had only been
awaiting this statement to gut Into real
The lackluster look faded from Mr.
Qulrkcr's eyes at once, and he turned
toward Walllngforil with alacrity.
"Showing you the goods, Mr. Walllng
ford, Is a very simple mutter," he
said. "This Is a private bank, own
ed by a stock company with a ?."i0,.
000 capitalization, every share of stocli
being hacked by government bonds do-
posited with tho stato bank commls- ;i,t.foro j, r-, Hewitt, U. S. Commission
sloner. 1 own $45,000 worth of the , or, at his olllco at Eiigono, Oregon, on
stock, the balance being scattered in tho 11th tidy of May, 191(1.
from ono to five share lots among the Claimant nnmos as witnesses, Jul
merchants hero and the farmers In the I 'us Hock of Vlda, Oregon; John V.
vlclnltv. Tho dlrectorv consists of five. Mlnnoy, of Vlda, Oregon; lionjamln V.
inoinriii..' invKoif nnri Mr uw-m-.
(Continued on Pago 4.)
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION
Department of tho Interior
U. S. Land Olllco at Itosohurg, Ore-
Eon, Fohruury 23, 1910.
Notlco Is hereby given thut Eliza E.
Dowett, of Vlda, Oregon, who on May
1, 1909, made Additional Homestead
Entry, Sorlal No. 049C2, for tho SA of
SW4 of Section 22, Township Hi 8,
ilango z E Willamette Meridian, has
filed notlco of Intention to iiiuko Final
Five-year Proof, to establish claim to
tho land above described, hoforo I. P.
How lit, U. S. Commissioner, at his
olllco at Eugeno, u.egon, on tho 28th
day of April, 1910,
Claimant names as witnesses: Caroy
W. Tomsou, of Vlda, Oregon; John F.
Mlnnoy, of Vlda, Oregon: Carl E.
Swanson, of -Vlda, Oregon; Herbert
K. Haldwln, of Vlda, Oregon,
J. M. UPTON,
Mar 20-Apr, 24. Heglstor.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION
Dopartment of tho Intorlor
U, S. Land Olllco at Hosohurg, Ore
gon, Marcii 18, mm.
Notlco Is hereby given that Julius
Heck, of Vlda, Oregon, who, on October
25, 1910, inailo Homestead Entry,
Sorlal No, 00093, for Lots 1 and 2 and
NHJ4 of SE'i and SEV4 of NEU of
Section 4, Township 17S, Itango 2E,
Willamette Morlillun, has filed notlco
of intention to muko Final Flyo-year
IF YOU WANT TO BUY A HOMEE IT IS BEST TO
FIRST HAVE ENOUGH MONEY PILE0 UP IN THE
BANK TO BUY IT. THEN YOU CAN BUY IT, AND IT
WILL REALLY BELONG TO YOU.
YOU MUST HAVE MONEY IN
SUPPORT ANY ENTERPRISE YOU
WE WILL KEEP YOUR MONEY SAFE FOR YOU.
BANK WITH US.
WE PAY FOUR PER CENT INTEREST ON TIME
The Best Groceries'
For Less Money
The Fifth Street Grocery
Thos. Sikes, Prop. Phone 22
M'roof, to establish claim to tho land
above described, before 1. 1'. Hewitt
u s. Commissioner, nt his olllco, at
Kugeno, Oregon, on tho 11th day of
1 Clalmnnt nnmos as witnesses: W'nl
don II. I'endoll, of VUla, Oregon; John
F. Minnoy. of Vlda, Oregon; Hon F.
Mlnnoy, of Vlda, Oregon; William
Schornlg, of Vlda, Oregon.
J. M. UPTON,
Mar, 20-Apr. 24. Heglstor,
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION
Department of tho Interior.
U. S. Land Olllco at ItoHoburg,, Ore
gon, March 8, 1910.
Notice Is hereby given that VValdon
II. I'endoll of Vlda, Oregon, who, on
Janunry 2B, mil, made Second Home-
''"I?:.? : U."VU'' rJ?.r.
SW 1-4 of NE 1-4, NW 1-1 of
nnd E 1-2 of SW 1-4 of Section I. town
ship 17 S, range 2 E. VVIIlamotto mor-
Idln, has filed notice of Intention to
f tti n t n It In n 1 li'lvn.Vnn t ntnnf I s (kutnh.
iiBh r,nim , ,,. ,,, ,,na:,i10,i
Mlnnoy of Vlda, Oregon, William
Schornlg of Vidn, Oregon.
Mnr 13-Aprl 17. Itoglstor.
Repairing a Specialty
Wfllln, hot. Fourth and Fifth. Phono 11
HERBERT E. WALKER
0fftc In City Hall, 8nrlnafleld, Ore
Why not save and doposlt In our Savings Department
one-twelfth of your total taxes each month? Uy so dis
tributing: the tax burden over tho entlro year, it will not
seem so heavy.
4 per cent on savings,
FIRST NATIONAL BANK, EUGENE, OREGON.
THE BANK TO
Dr. ADALINE KEENEY FERRIS
Homeopathic Physician and Surgeon
Olllco, IJaptlst I'arsonago
Cornor Second and C Streets
HOUIIS: 0 TO 12. PHONE 40
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Phono Eugene GOO
Homo Phono 132-J
W. F. WALKER
Office Phone 62; Residence 67.J
West Main St.
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For Farm and City Property
Exchanges a Specialty
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PHONES Office, 3; Residence, 116-J
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Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat.
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