The only bid received for the repair of a bridge in Green township was that of W.T. Metzner, and some little question arose because it was not accompanied by a bond, an attorney being called in for a decision.
This snippet of local news from the Portland Daily Commercial concerns Wesley T. Metzner, my paternal 2nd-great granduncle. He was the son of John and Catharine (Young) Metzner. His occupation in 1910 census in Portland listed him as a contractor, which would fit with this bid. I did not see any follow up articles whether or not he posted a performance bond for the work.