The Meridian Times
MERIDIAN. ADA COUNTY. IDAHO. FRIDAY. OCTOBER 22. 1915.
The Times presents herewith articles from two
leading newspapers of Idaho, the Oakley Herald
and the Caldwell Tribune, which give in a concise
and interesting manner, the facts in relation to the
very excellent administration of John W. Eagleson,
as treasurer of the state.
While of course Mr. Eagleson has an advantage
in the fact that the record of his predecessor was
not good, and also that he has an excuse for chang
ing to an entirely different
made a record on his own responsibility
for economy and integrity . While there will not be
4 reneHHnn tu» ui„ n , . . . .. I
a repetition of the Alien brand of administration
for many years, if ever, still it remains for any ! t
officer appointed to the treasury position, to meet
ana settle such problems as will come up each week,
and-which mean dollars and cents to the tax-payers. : "
In other words, there is something required of
treasurer besides that of being honest.
We believe John Eagleson is "making good" and
it is for this reason that we are giving space this
week to the following articles, the first of which
is from the pen of the editor of the Oakley Herald.
'The State finances were never before in such ex
cellent condition as they are at present., under the
efficient management of State Treasurer Eagleson.
Dtiring the first six months of his administration the
sum of seven thousand dollars has been saved just
in thf*economy and efficiency system he has inaug
urated in the administration of the Capitol Building
«4 Boise of which he is custodian.
He has reduced
the purchasing of supplies, and#the payment of all
expenses, and keeps a close watch upon all expendi
tures and disbursements.
"During the laßt six months, the state has paid no
exchange upon bonds; this amounts to over a thous
and dollars saved. j
. "During the first two months of this year, Mr. , .
(Sagleson saved the "state over a thousand dollars in ! in
Interest by arranging a new system of paying up !
warrants and getting apportionments promptly. \ e
"In the Capitol building he ha« made a saving of j
laving of over two hundred and fifty dollars upon
telephones alone, by reducing the number in the
unnecessary^nstnfments U ml)er and CutUa * ° ut the
On various.other little items of unnecessary ex
pense he has saved the state over three hundred and
• fifty dollars.
§1 "On the bond issue of 1915 for 'state highways',
Reception for Teachers.
A public reception to the teachers
of the Meridian schools will he given
* . this (Friday) evening at 8 o'clock at
the Rural High school building.
K Everybody is cordially invited to
Hist tend and enjoy the hospitality of
jÿ the Parent-Teachers' Association,
g which has the affair in charge.
University Offers Practical Course
For forest Rangers
f : Beginning November first the Forest
m Department will open a practical course
on forestry subjects. It will consist of
lecture, laboratory, and field work in
general forestry, forest botany, forest
", mensuration, forest law, telephone con
struction, drafting and lettering, forest
Sfeiorest engineering, lumbering silver
culture, forest protection, and grazing.
It will extend over a period of six
mouths for three consecutive years, and
is designed to fit young men for all kinds
of practical work in forestry.
P For further particulars
C. H. SHATTUCK,
Professer of Forestry,
jfc On next Wed. night Oct. 27th ihe
Meridian Choral Society will have its
g, first rehearsel in the league room
- of the M. E. church.
: Last Monday night a Mass meeting :
was called and attended by a splen
did number of our citizens that are H
interested in the musical uplift of
the city, and from present indications
Meridian will soon be able to boast
of a singing society with a member- ■
Ship of from thirty to fifty voices.
BHk 'The society will he tinder the di
p|§§g;jrectiou of Mr. Oliver C. Jones the
prominent pianist teacher and lect
urer of Boise, and the members feel
much elated to think they have been
8; able to procure his services.
E Any one who can sing, should not
miss this excellant oppertunity, and
ihe existance of a Choral Society In
Meridian will add materially to its
moral and social life.
it Now is a good time to start making
^'■ butter again, as the hot weather is
•#;dver. Step in to the Times office at
Meridian and order 500 of those su
perior butter wrappers, guaranteed ti*
give satisfaction or money refunded.
They will cost $2, and are worth
many times the price of the cheap
^Hprpppers secured elsewhere. Com
pere the quality, and the pure white
Color, with the other kind.
Coughs that Are Stopped,
ft Careful people see that they are
stopped. D. King's New Discovery
is a remedy of tried merit. It has
held its own on the market for 46
■ years. Youth and old age testify to
its soothing and healing qualities.
Pneumonia and lung troubles are of
ten caused by delay of treatment.Dr.
King's New Discovery stops those
hacking coughs and relieves la grippe
tendencies. Money back if it falls
60c and $1.00.
which was authorized to be sold on a five per cent
j basis, he sold at such a premium that the interest
was reduced to 4 per cent; and then besides this
saving of over ten thousand dollars in interest, he
contracted the deal so that even the expense for
lithographing the bonds was borne by the
Ily his efficiency and economy and by his good
management of the Treasury department, he has cut
down the outstanding indebtedness of the state by
♦353,500.00, leaving now a balance of $2,236,
750.00 still outstanding.
"This record is a splendid one for six months. It
speaks loudly of the excellent work of our state
He is a business man in every sense of
He is running toe treasury department
, as a private man would run Ins business with econ
oray and efficiency.
"The people of the slate are well pleased with
I this record, as it shows that at least one man in the
state capitol appreciates the obligation to the
! t )e °l ,le of th « state of conserving the public money
of the state.
I "After the late malodorous system or lack ojt sys
tern of O. V. Allen, this is such a contrast that mere
: " ords are inade ^ u ate to express it."
The Caldwell Tribune says:
The above article appeared in a recent issue of the
Oakley Herald. As it furnished real facts proving
economy and efficiency on the part of the
treasurer, Mr. John W. Eagleson, The Tribune Was
lead to make a little investigation into affairs in
the office in question. Among the many things we
learned was that the present state treasurer's meth
od of doing business meets with the hearty approval
and sympathetic co-operation of all the state offi
cers. These officers have the utmost confidence in
Mr. Eagleson. They feel that he is doing everything
in his power to efficiently and economically handle
the work of his office.This method in the office of
the state treasurer is something new and provokes
remarks of approval.
An innovation that Mr. Eagleson has introduced
and one which he feels is worth more to the state
than the direct and immediate saving of $25,000.00,
which he has made in administering the office, is a
new system of bookkeeping. When Mr. Eagleson
j became state treasurer he at once opened a new set
of books; one that gives all transactions of the office
, . . . ...
! in . Retail so that any one can see the day's work
! wlt " ou . t trouble or delay. The books are balanced
\ e * iC " ni Sht and a report of the day's work filed with
cony returned to the office of l ™< d
svstem if keDt no bv sucSni Thl ,!
make it impossible for any error or deHtiqtiency 'to
pasg unreC ognized for more than a few hours. Mr.
Eagleson has placed a check upon his office which
makes error or embezzlement impossible if the state
auditor attends to his duties.
Mr. Eagleson has introduced the plan of treating
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H UU | J
IY1« ff ifllfc^ Meets^Sst and Third
Tuesd evenings of each month al
nr : _
■ A ' Hau ' at 0 p '
John F. Baird, V. C.
J. L#, Waggoner, Clerk.
Meridian Lodge, No.
43, I. O. O. F., meets
every Saturday even
ing at I. O. O. F. hall. Visiting broth
ers cordially invited.
S. M. Williamson, N. G.
S. W. Hutcheson, Sec'y.
Meridian Lodge, No. 47, A. F.
and A. M. Meets on Second
Tuesday of each month at Odd
Fellows' Hall in Meridian. Visiting
or sojourning brethren cordially in
vited to attend.
Guv Remington, Sec'y.
Carl P. Tqmi'kins, W. M.
Acme Rebekah L°dge, No
26, meets Second and F
Wednesday evenings of each
month, at I. O. O. f. hall. Visitors
Mbs. Pearl Wvrp$. N. G.
Esther Hutcheson, Sec'y.
Meet on 2d and 4th
Friday evening of
each month at M. W. A. hall.
Mrs. Helen Masterson, Oracle.
Mrs. Esther Hutcheson, Recorder.
Vif A VIT Camp meets first and
If II If third Fridays of each
It • Y / 1 If a m 0n th at I. O. O. F. hall.
Visiting brothers invited.
J E, Starr, Consul Com.
Arthur Prazikr, Clerk.
Fruit packing ca>ds at the Times
office. Call and see samples.
FLOUR—SCOTT'S BEST, WIGWAM, IVORY
WHITE, TURKEY REO, SEMOLINO, FOR SALE
CHEAP. GET OUR PRICES BEFORE BUYING.
DON'T BUY FLOUR HANDLED BY ONLY ONE
DEALER IN TOWN, BECAUSE THEY ARE HOLD
ING Y'OU UP. YYE CANT GET THE FLOUR; IF
WE COULD WE WOULD SELL IT TO YOU
PURE CANE SUGAR BY SACK, *0.15
SPUDS, PER SACK, *1.00
WE TAKE PENNIES.
YVE HAVE THE BEST PRICES. GIVE US A
NOTE—EXCLUSIVE BRAND OF GOODS SOLD
OR CONTROLLED BY ONE MERCH Y NT I N V
TOWN IS ONE FORM OF A TRUST. DONT BUY
IT, OR YOU WILL HELP THE TRUST.
W. J. HOYNE
Flour is Advancing !
Just Received Another Shipment
of Golden Grain All Hard
AT THE SAME OLD PRICE AND
YVE ARE WILLING TO GIVE YOU
THE BENIF1T OF THIS LOYV
GOLDEN GRAIN FLOUR
IS GUARANTEED TO GIVE ABSO
LUTE SATISFACTION AND HAS
THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE
BEST COOKS AND HOUSEWIVES
WHO HAVE USED IT EXCLUSI
VELY FOR THE PAST SEYEN
We Guarantee It
COME IN AND GET OUR PRICES
ON STAPLE AND FANCY GROCER
RAKER & HANSEN. PROPRIETORS
YVE BUY ON CREDIT AND SELL
FOR CASH SO NO O.VE CAN POSSI
BLY UNDERSELL US.
all (tanks who do business with the state
exactly equitable basis. There arc ISO banks hand
ling state money. Kacli bank's deposits arc in pro
portion to the securities it has deposited with the
state and in an equal ratio with all other banks in
the state. In the past state treasnreres have played
favories to more or lease extent,thus promoting ;.r>
vate schemes and securing personal advantage» at
the expense of other banks and sometimes at the
pense of the state itself.
Since Mr. Eagleson has became state treasurer he
has called and paid state bonds to the amount of
$353,500, reducing the interest payments $14,140
per year. He has paid the interest on considerable
more than two million dollars on outstanding
bonds without costing the state a dollar for ex
change. A direct saving of over $1,000.00 lias
been made in this manner. Over $1,000.00 has been
saved the state in interest on outstanding warrants
by reason of the fact that reports were made in
advance enabling the state auditor to make immedi
ate apportionment of moneys.
The Governor has called for a comparison of the
expenses of this office for the first nine months
of the term beginning in 1913 and of this vear,
which shows a saving in expenditures of this office
of $788.70 over 1913.
The treasurer is also custodian of the Capitol
buildings and grounds and is directly responsible
for the expenses incurred. For the first nine months
of 1913, the expenditures were $27,696.52 and for
the first nine months of this year they were $16 -
412.82, a saving of $11,283.70, In addition to this,
he installed a new set of wagon scales costing
$386.00 to weigh the coal on, put up new awnings
on the Capitol building at a cost of over $300.00
which are expenses that will not have to be made
again soon and were not made in 1913.
This office should have credit also with a saving
of $10,000 interest on the State Highway bonds
that were sold : although Senator Rockwell of Blaine
County- is entitled to a great deal of credit on that
sale also. The bonding company printed the bonds
which meant $200.00 saved there, so that taking
everything into consideration in the running of this
office and of the state house, cutting down or elim
inating various items such as telephones, electric
light hills, water bills, etc., he saved the state
$25,000.00 in the nine months of his term as ag
ainst the same length of time of the 1913 term.
Mr. Eagleson simply claims credit for fairness in
his transactions with the banks, individuals and the
state; for efficiency In handling the work of the offi
ce; and for the practice of rigid economy wherever
it is possible. So far as we know the state treas
urer has gone about his work without saying a
word to anybody. It was only upon Inquiry at the
office, and during the absence of the state treasurer,
that the Tribune was able to gather the above
surprising facts and figures. Comment upon the
administration of Treasurer Eagleson is unneces
sary. The affairs in the office speak for themselves.
Our investigations convince us that every word of
praise spoken by the Oakley Herald is well
The Old Reliable
• Mowers, Rakes and Binders
The kind you know is good.
You don't need to merely take
some one's word for it.
The McCormick is the machine
for which you can always get
extras—any where, any time.
We carry a $2,000.00 stock of
McCormick extras right here in
Meridian. Its expensive to ex
periment in harvesting machinery.
Buy a McCormick and you'll never be sorry.
Vickers-Sims Hardware Co.
Y our Money!
That's what all coal buyers want.
what they gel when they use ABERDEEN COAL. A
I »etter heating, longer lasting soft coal than ABER
BEEN is not mined, ntul ue guarantee it will give
you satisfaction for any purpo-e you use it.
Don't forget us on your Lumber. Cement, Plas
ter, Paint, ami all such Building Material needs—
we can give you the most for your money in these
lines, too. ' ^
COPELAND LUMBER CO.
Near O. S. L Depot
HARNESS AND SADDLES
Harness and Shoe Repairing a Specialty
Call and see me.
I will treat you right. Shop on
IDAHO STREET. MERIDIAN
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