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THE WEST SIDES.
E t PENTLAND, Publisher
FRIDAY. MARCH 1 1M0.
Abovt trofUMnoet promt
Beat Mlooa-taeptnof Kansas City
have fcrtwd an. association for the
purpose of united action npoo the
fiuwiay cloainj question. The;
kava pledged theuselrra to dote
their mIoom on Sunday, and will
nrjd other to do so, ud at the
bum time sMbtthe authorities to
enfore the law.
The Wbtt Sidi hM advocated
sorts needed changes in oar assess
nsent law. In order to make plain
the need of such law we pointed
out before an amement waa made
the evils of which we complain
ed. One ot these was the unequal
valuation of property and the other
omitting to assess property. At
, the nnie time we pointed out a
remedy for the evils. The assess)-
ment was made and instead of as
would naturally be supposed the
values aggregating more than the
year before, it amounted to much
leas, and it waa further found that
this descending scale had been go
ing on clear back to 1884, when
values amounted to 1780,000 more
than in 1880. Furthermore it was
pointed oat that assessments were
made so carelessly that the sheriff
could not sell the property for the
taxes ss no tax title could be given
f or oaring to do this we were
assailed by the "hireling organ" at
Dullas, and the assessment upheld
and the law condemned. The law
is not half so much to blame as the
assessor, and the assessor evades
the law, or neglects it, or whatever
it may be called, just simply to
allow the county to evade paying
state taxes. In a communication
in last weeks issue the writer says
"Jlow unreasonable it is to elect a
person to the office and require
him to do its work satisfactorily."
Of course when all of Folk county
desires to see a dishonest asst
ment, the assessor is bound to do as
he is expected to do. In Clatsop
county the assessor brought in an
honest assessment and the county
court cat it down one-third. Two
years ago Marion county bad an
assessment too high and this was
scaled down. Wbyt Because the
counties wanted to evade the state
tax. No fault can be found with
the present assessment law as far
as it goes, on having an honest
assessment Our county courts are
the ones to blame, and it is not one
court but alL The assessor
plainly instructed In so many words
as follows: "Assess as low as yon
can. Leave oat of your assessment
roll the descriptions of lands, which
though the law requires, are on
necessary. Do not asses the large
land owners. The sheriff can
vassess them, we will thus avoid
the state tax. Make the1 returns as
incomplete as possible so that
neither the newspapers nor the
state board can make head or tail
of it" The pnblio naturally asks.
What proportion of taxes go to the
state from Polk county! The total
toxes of Polk county amount to
something over 142,000 snd in 1838
we see the state tax levy amounted
to $13,828.72 or about one-third of
the county revenue. Thus it will
be seen the incentive of this county
to evade the tax is considerable.
If the taxes for the support of the
state were raised in some indirect
way our county assessments would
be more honestly made.
LIT PEACE PREVAIL.
The Obterver, with all the and
acityand effrontery characteristic
of that sheet, would urge upon our
county court the immediate pro
ceeding ;to the erection of a new
court house in Dallas, thus defying
the will of the tax payers, as
publicly expressed a few short
months ago. That will was fairly
and legitimacy expressed by count
ing the names attached to the
petition and remonstrance bearing
upon that question, and that too,
right at the threshold of the Ob
terver office. Certainly the Observer
was cognizant of this feet, and its
attempts to Influence our county
court to Induce and precipitate
action in this matter, will receive
the disapprobation, if not contempt
which this course of action by the
Obterver merits. "We have found
no other paper in the county, nor
have we met with any individual
tax payer who has the hardihood or
presumption to make this demand
upon our county court. The credit
or discredit which may attach to
such a demand, belongs exclusively
to the Obterver. The notoriety
which it is gaining in this matter,
as well as in denunciation of the
citizens of Independence, will, in
the future, redound more to its dhv
comforture, than it will add In
fluence to its columns through and
by a reading public. , ;
This county seat question should,
and must be settled, and there is no
surer, safer and better way to settle
it, than by having an enabling act
passed by our next legislature, and
admitting the question to the
i oters of the county, and that too
- Utcct Cty!33 ct
for a final and permanent location,
and It also should be submitted to
the people at a special election,
where candidates for offices would
not be in the field equipped and
panalopted with all the artifices of
barter and trade.
This I understand Is all Indepen
dence wants or asks for, a fair and
honest expression of the people of
the county, and for thin, aha must
receive the unqualified condem
nation of the Obterm. As a oltiten
of the county, I would suggest a
suspension of all attempts to build
a court house, without a clear
majority of the votes of the people
eonsentingxhereto. The votes count
ad last spring virtually discarded
the idea of building at this time,
our couuty court so regarded it.
and so acted, and the only howl
against the action of the court,
comes from the Ooarrw, and In
tones that would seem to cast re
proach upon our honorable county
court, but our court can withstand
the assaults of such an obsequious
foe, knowing that the people of the
county honor him for his honest
and conscientious course.
The tardy Increase of population,
the waut of a fuller development of
our industries may In a measure be
attributed to the unsettled condition
of the county on this question, but
to whom most we impute the con
tinual agitation of it, but a few
days after the settlement of the
court house question lust spring it
was said, "we will have a new
court house next summer," and
now the Observer comes out as the
champion to defy the expressed
will of the voters at that time.
I write this, not in the Interest
particularly of any one place or
locality,, but with the view tlmi toe
cititens of the county may, without
prejudice or personally Interested
motives, calmly and considerately
look at the situation, and then put
forth , efforts to promote our
Interests by settling this vexed
question. My opinion is, that it
will never be satisfactorily settled,
without having a fair, square vote
by the people on it, and then, In
harmony with the principles of our
government, "that the majority
shall rule," all parties will acquiese,
peace and harmony will prevail
among us, and old Polk will make
rapid strides in the development of
her resources and Industries.
We do not wish to assail any
mani position on this county seat,
but will freely accord to them full
honesty of opinion, when expressed
In terms not condemnatory of all
others, Let the Oktcmr take the
palm of victory as the observed of
all observers in its condemnatory
The investment of European
wealth in American enterprise
seems constantly ou uie increase.
Nearly every day we read of some
European syndicate purchasing
some American manufacturing in
terest that has required years of
unremitting labor for its develop
ment. Whether these aggressions
of European capital will develop or
retard the growth of our republi
cau institutions is a question which
time alone cau determine. And
yet it is a question that should
cause the deepest solitude to every
true American. Moneyed monopo
lies are bad enough on any footing,
they can be borne when owued and
directed4by Americans alone who
are fully in sympathy with onr re
publican institutions, but how will
it be when these monopolies are
owned and directed by those who
haye always lived and are In full
sympathy with monarchical forms
of government The progress and
financial prosperity of America is
the envy of the monarchical govern
ments of Europe. Millions of dol
lars lie mouldering io their vaults
waiting for investment at low rates
of interest, At the present time
those investments are being made
in American manufacturing and
mining enterprises, but when these
shall have been exhausted and the
attention of these syndicates shall
be turned to our landed interests
will it not be a blow upon our free
institutions tnat win retard our
future growths and progressf
Money when wrongly directed can
become as great a tryant as any
man that ever sat upon a throne.
It appears to us that these are
questions that the future citizen
and statesman will be required to
consider and firmly decide upon
his course of action. While we
have a system of protective tariff
for the defense of the American
manufacturer and laborer. It may
yet be necessary that we should
adopt another system for the pro
tection of American interests
against the invasions of foreign
Men like Dana, Bhepard, Watter-
son, Medlll, Pulitzer and Hcott
imagine that the influential sweep
of their journals is irresistible. In
a sense this may be true, provided
the great metropolitan daily secures
the confidence of the country press,
Which will In turn filter the ideas
through their columns to the voters
who control the destinies of the
republic, the great agriculturl heart
of America. The direct influence
of the great daily is Illustrated in
Cecily & Vcniuyn'o.
Its municipal field, where It Is often
powerlea to snaps the drift of local
politic. A country paper that
could not exercise more political
Influence within its circumscribed
field than the combined dallies of
Chicago on the politics of that city
wonld shrink from existence as an
Ill-advised bus! new venture
Often disregarded in the politics
of its local field, the city dally ac
quires Influence abroad because Its
facilities for the collection of facts
bearing on public questions meet a
long felt want in the country sane
turn. It thus secures a long list of
potential factors which re-enunciate
its Ideas to the country reader. The
personality of the country editor
adds a weight to his opinions which
association ran alone give, aud
which the impersonal city daily
cannot attain. Thus to their fol
lowing among the country editor
do the city press owe their political
inlluence in a great measure.
Whenever the country combine
against the projected measures of
the great daily the verdict can 1m
announced in advance, for the
people will rally around the staud
ards of their local exponents of the
public weal. These facta should
not lie overlooked by the great
metroplitan papers that fill la the
daily hours of political monotony
by alleged witticisms at the ex
pense of the country editor.
The following li lint of ettrtlflenlea
grant! at the xamloatloiia of Iwt
Klla Carpenter, no txperiemw: gen
eral awjM0.: third a-rada cwrtlfleaUi.
Hum Allunitauigh, Rvneral averatr
vi : Mxitt gmtM vvwihsata.
Ids MioU, general avernga T3,l;
uiini gran tvntimnu..
(Into Cliapln. no axrwrknuw, general
averaga 00.8; third grada certMoate. .
itrlta Ouupbell, jretwral vtraifM.3;
aaeoncl gnula cerufltwto.
K h tolllnn, general averaga M.l;
mini! Knui (TruiKwe,
Daniel Klnley, general averaga T7 S;
thirtl rra) eertitu-ate.
J W lUubardaon, genera average 7!t.8;
ultra gnu io ctriiii'ai.
J C Kills, geueral average (HI; aceoud
averam 87.S: third nnul ejcaie.
Murii iwiitna, not oltl enough and
am bh wan i cert inoata, nt. j
The largest Uoeof he In the county
at the very lowest price, at J. I .
GnU (Urnlaulng gnotta fur all klml,
at J. L. Btocktuu'a.
HaaUa Ua. ll ton la Uw Wia batWIaa.
Mala atraH, ldpJ .
An samwwra couveuUou h called to
ntoet at Balvnt on March 11.
Mm. Al lYebfea, of MoMliinvlll, MIm
Pivlilot and Mlaa Cooper, of Mi-Minn.
villa, are ineata of Mi Tall l'onx
VAUEV VIEW SCHOOL HOUSE.
March 3, 181)9.
Aa thin la a new nam to the pvopl
perhaps It wilt be brat to glva a abort
deserlptluu of Hit plane and where lo
cated. ' Valley View school famine Li located
tHit three tnllra went of Hum and
about Uirw nilli-a etwt of Alrlio on the
King valley and Hum road about two
miles north of the Ilentou county line,
and la in the heart of oue of the beat
grulu producing aectloua In the state.
The auhool housa It bnllt on Lew In
Helmicks farm (of which be duvded
two acrua to the dlatrlct), and gcta Ita
name from the nae view of the valley,
which la to be aeeo to the eiutt, euuth
and wat of the school houae. Tula dla
trlct waa formed the 20th of April 18x0,
by dividing dlittrlct No. 22 and taking
In some new territory on the aouth, not
bdng In any dlxtrlnt before, and added
The director have built aa flue a
country school houae aa there la in the
At the annual tmhool meeting the
following officers were elected: IUIIard
Prlao waa elected director for three
yean snd O. A. Wolverlon clerk for
one year. ,. -. ;
The board of director now coimUt of
J. B. Stump, Janiea Wheeler and 1)11-
Beck & Gates,
Llasoiis Plasterers and
, All kinds of work done In brick aud
(tone, All work guarauteed. Leave
orders at the West Bidr office.
Thi Wratid French Cure,
li SoLa ON 4
lo ear toy
lorn of uwt oua
dlMM, or onjr
dlKirdar ol III
(al ot tlher
Ml whtthor r
Ului: from tkm
icMlvt m ol WtmaUuU, Tobacco or Opium,
or through yoathful IndlMrotlon, ortr indulf
ooo, Ac, inch u Ism ot Bmln Vomn, Wakulnl-
., inranui qnwo nun in mo dock, rtomlnM
WmknoH, Hattrl, Nsrvom Prmtratlnn Nocturn
al ImlMlout, Uuourrhm, Uliiluea, Wruk Mim
orr, IMol Powtrmd linH)Koer, which It ne-
r;io omn iwin to pramturaold imrmid mun
Ijr. Prloi(i.M(box,(lKiiMlor6.M 8ut bt
moll on nxwlnt ot prlN.
A WHITTBN OVARAMTBR for entry IMK
rdir, U) refund till inonor If a Parmanan.
our It not tfrMtcd. Thonundt ol tmtlmonliili
from old and young, of botd mum, ixruiinimtlr
earadbrArnsoniTiiii. Circular frw, AddrtM
I Mt AfliRO MEDICINE CO,
.: WeT RRAKCH,
BOX 71, POKTI.AHD, OR.
' For sals by Buster ft Look,
m moasj put up 07
D.M.FERRY I CO.
Wha tr ih Lorgnl
IiiIikh In llu world.
twiuilkillr MiutniMd, l3a,crlplif
1 rw m iia rrKta
kw Iko will UI mallad II IS
palluinu, Hd la la huo'i tna
Ion aanoa atlni Oarata, riawar
1 tomra. 11 Mlltr inaa avar, av
KELS0 & CO,
l!i Cms ::ii,
Boots & Shoes.
and Undorwaar etc.
Has dlniowt of bla lurije ltulltlity j
Htork, but lia a tine Una of
II. M. LINES,
A full nndooinploto lino of Tu
ners! goods always on Imnd.
irttdJ.MA . i.
fl. t Patterson.!,
i il - pi L n J
YValCneS, OIOCKS aria
Jasperson&. Pa rker,
AIM'HITl'XT, nriUT.lt and CON-
THAI TO It.
Alwayii In their Saab and Dtwir facto
ry, snd will try their Umt to tleiuc all.
Give them a trial and lie itnivlnwd
(bat they aro worthy of your putronaK;.
Mrs. E. J. Estes,
Wishes to Inform her friemlH that hIip.
cau twfoiiuil nt.her abop oiirlte the I
opera Iioiiho, prepared to do hII klml of j
worn 111 tier line in the moht cnrctul
manner and nt reiutonalile )i'lw.
IT and Ml
ve lmva a Complete hue of
Ladies, dents and Cliildrens Shoes
which 1 will sell at piioes thnt will
surprise you, 1 also innke booin
and shoos to onlor.
Repairing: Neatly Done at the
LOWEST LIVING fWCES.
Cnll in snd examine them at Hori-
kles old Stand ou C St.
ct Chclly & Vcniayn'o. Lcrcc-t
ULJllUU La II OS VJLJUUU lll ii
Furniture ontl Wall Paper
AT BOTTOM PRICED
Ib'k'til li' IVI,
Mr. M. L. WhiU', oniidi'jM'iideiirc, li;is xMiajmiiilwl nif.'iit for the (
lalmve nurseries, Which ditil exclnnlvi-ly In fruit and orniiimMilul tnj
ttiul alirulM-ry. Catalogue nud jiiict
tl'iu to the Hp-iil, Hmm-IiU nttt'iillini
.The: am lionio urowu trees, fti-o
Nl'ItSKUII were itulilWied in
tif land. IVUva rwnoimhlo mid
rrtle alinnre building limm
order, can pvt kjhh-IuI Ichiih. :
Sire ot" Lady Maude,
! Black Hess, Hbck
IllvSt'IillTlOX:- litik buy, 1.11
fiKit whlli', with Hlitr in furclii' ni,.
tVili'iinin ICw., (iiiwlien, N, Y.
ri'.IMdllEK. lty FliH'twiaMl(SS) nrd 2:'.M.j IkI dam by Alcxau ;
-i s AiKUtliiu fl.i); .ml imnt by
Whip; 4th dmil by lliiiiibMoiiliiii;
1 llrtppy Miiliiim by Kyadyk'a llamU ltniiiuii (Ift'jj d.im, thf f,iiuHM
trotting mum rrins (HI mili wrpon wild nwtA L'0:lu ), and winner
! of a two mile men vcr Flora Teint.le, twtting the tirl mile In J;'.n, by
! A mini' lltiiuhvlloiifan, by Judxon h llaiiibelloiiiiin, by lihhni'ti Hani
iH'ltmiian, by ImiKirted Mmcnger; L'ud dam by (he Itinld lloi-w, sou
nl'Wgiml; liyadyk's llnmlielluiimn by Abdalhih, by Membriiio, by lm-
Mttet Minwnirer; ri dam t'liaa Keitt'a mum, by imported ISellfmiiider;
; Jd dam One Kye, by HislmpV HnmhelHmiiui, sou of MesNenger. Hya
,'I.VK N IliilnlN-lloiiillll Mfetl Ih'XIei',
I Alexander's AlKlalhih(Hir' of l( -
1J. ia.il in (.Ml. TliiiPllihl
l2::i!;siid Almont. Fleet wwat's dam by Vernol's Wiu-k Unwk. aim of!,
jtirceti' lliwlniw, (0): Veriiiil's ltl:u;k Hawk by lllaek llnvrk (2) aou I
? or a ucirew ,iucKtu t ) uy i amy uusiutw, lie uy urand It nhaa (Ara
jbliin.) ". ; v '.' -. ...... '
H(K'KV(K)l) will make the rnvwau of IMS'), iHHiuneneing April I at
ntul ending July lot, on Monday Tin-atluvs and Wediu-sdava at l'.li
i.lohiiHm's atnbleH, liuh iH'inlemri
l( Fisher) Mable, S ih-m.
son,!?!.!.); Insurance, 55no.
For furl her purtieulain, nddrestw
A. T. HODSON, Own'r. j
-:fi , HALKM, OKK'ION'J
BURNS, DALTON & CO.
Ihe Largest and Bestl
Stock in the City. Call
and Examine our GoodsjScho1 Books
All Kinds of Country Produce Wanted.
Goods Delivered Free in
BURNS, DALTON & CO.
The Portland Unseed Oil Go.
Are In. the Market for Flax Seed
and oiler to fiirnirih
SEED TO FARMERS
at lilwrnl rates.
They also oiler to contract the
crop at the highest market price.
For particulars applly to
POKTLAM) LINSEED OIL CO,
m " "II. ft tt t.-
.'I I HM.
' " '"t;i
lint run lie oblaliicI iim.ii applim
is 4-iilhxt to I ho lrp alwk of
ni M TEEES.
fitun IiiwhjIs peata. The JEWIvTT
187.H, and now wvers over fifty cr
alm-k gimrautiHil to m as repn'iud.
nrouml Iiil-ii-iiIini" by clubbing
M. I WHITH, AroiiI.
Nautilla, May Wintlcr,
wood, Kitty Lt:e, etc.
bauds, right foi fn..t ami h ll html
F.ulfd in 17.1. I.iivl by ,lmfn
tircv SIisatMiKcr; .id d.iin bv I'ir.iN';
FIim-IwimkI by Happy JIimIiiiiii. '
.I;I, mid .1, ullii-n in the Hal.
oiKrH damlwml (Johlsmiih's maid,
'!. M.I.... .I..MI. 12, 1-1.....
tin rest uf Urn week at Jav Smilh's'
note of this,-
To HorsemenndHop GrowersIiLivery
ra 1 job
Ts Prepared to Print IIOKmk
BILLS and HOP TICKETS at the
lowest, prices. . '
Printing of all kinds executed on
short notice by an experienced JOB
A, WILSON, Proprietor.
Th fl fn the M'orliL
For raHit ulttrs CWI For t?eUl Clrwilar.
iFiililj LIIJK 0B PRDniRB 1JD 8T0YL
8H.tli flipjwr, liardrnClly Clipir, ami 01lvel, ChllM and EL
llowa. CuriiPttter Tool a 8i Ulty. Mooltor
Hmlers and Prills.
Corner of C and LTIcIn Ctroot.
W. G. SHARMAN,
SUITS MADE TO ORDER. FIT GUARANTEED.
Custom Goods for Merchants and others recut and pressed.
I will open monthly accounts with Merchants at Indepeodeuoe and
Monmouth for roctittlng.
Stoek left in our rare
jTho Public i Most Cot,lii
S.o,t of Wrt,lng
Vk4 in n
First class T,,,...... ,
! ' THE NEW
AND REASONABLE RATES.
will v. Httendi-d t.
fob. asnwi mm
SALE 11 Y-
IllVlted totll in.. I D.l. -,... T
Papons, Tablets, ,Vn, Ink, '
the Stdiool Books in
ti : H
SaMafurtu "veiera. 1 rloai reasonable and
oaHsiaetion Oonranteed m
North End Main Sf . ve u'
Main St- J.KEMIJEDY, Prop
JOS. M ARKET & Co., Prop.il"1
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