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NOVAK BILL KO. SO.
If you tthouM take the trouble to
iuterview the nietuliers of the Ore
gon legislature you would be tub!
of many jilauu for bettering the pref
ect assewmeut law.
Mr. A. would say "I favor !
pointing precinct a!ori, ami all
would be well."
Mr. B. would ay "I favor a
state- board of equalisation, and all
would bo wll."
Mr. C says, "I favor the repeal
of all forms of indebtedness, and all
would be, well.
Mr. D. says, "I favor preclnot
Mseesors to be elected by each pre
duct, aud all would be well."
Mr. K. aaya, I favor the tttme
revenue being raised by astute tax
on all corporations within the state,
exocptiug bonks, and all would lie
Mr, F. says, "I favor repeal of
all imlebtednetw excepting mort
gages and judgment records, and 1
believe those should lie taxed at no
greater value in proportion to their
face thau the laud or property up
on which they are based."
Bring all these men together and
let them scree on a single bill and
what would be the resultt We say
house bill No. 50 would result.
Y)yl Because tliat bill includes
every point and more, made by the
different individuals. It provides
for precinct assessors being aj
pointed, a state board of equallza
tiou, the repeal of all forms of in
debtedueas, etc What differences
are tliere to be nettled! Only two,
Shall mortgages bo taxed or not!
Shall preciuct asHeRsore be elected
by the people or appointed! Settle
those two questions (and upon
them depends a good or bud assess
ment law for our state), and you
have in hou.se bill No. 50, aud that
is required for the state of Oregon.
In fact our present law is a good
one if it were bused on the proper
principles governing taxation, one
of which is tax the property and
not the individual.
The legislature of Oregon, that
has jiut convened at its regular
biennial session, says H'rtf Shore,
will be called upon to enact the
most important legislation demand
edofany legislature since Oregon
became a state, aud the people
hare a natural interest in knowing
something about the men to whom
such vital interests are entrusted
Upon examination, it appears that
there are twenty-three republicans
and seven democrats in the senate
and forty-two republicans and
eigteen democrats in the house,
giving the republicans a majority
of forty on joint ballot. The sig
nificance of this is that it insures
the election of a republican success.
or to Senator Mitchell and renders
the republican party wholly re
sponsible for the legislature of the
ession, since it has a two thirds
majority in each house. Separated
into groups, there are twenty nine
farmers and stock raisers, nineteen
merchants, fifteen attorneys, eight
manufacturers, four bankers, four
physicians, two real estate dealers,
two mechanics, one accountant
and one school teacher. This
shows a pretty fair representation
of the leading business elements
of the state, and augurs well for
passage of enlightened legislation.
The youngest member of the senate
is Jeff Myers, of Scio, and of the
house W. E. Thomas, of Portland.
The oldest member of the senate is
J. C. Carson, of Portland, and of
the house John Minto, of Salem.
Mr. Myers aud Mr. Minto are re
spectively the youngest and oldest
in the entire body. Less than one
third of them have been members
of previous legislature, and are to
that extent free from the unpro
gressive spirit of their predecessors.
Nine only are of foreign birth, nine
of the others being natives of Ore
THKEK MF.TIIOIHt or TAXATION.
Probably no subject has so many
advocates of theories pertaining
thereto as the subject of assessment
and taxation, From an investi
gation of the theories dis
cussed we come to the conclusion
that tliere are but three methods,
and those methods are first to tax
the land only or single tax theory;
second, tax landed and personal
property which is the present sys
tem; third, tax profits of land,
business or labor, which is the in
come tax. Each advocate of his
system brings proof positive that
his is the best system when pro
perly administered. In our mind
the single tax theory is a plan of
the moneyed men to force all the
taxes on labor and its result, or
against the moneyed interest.
The present method taxes both
the poor farmer and the rich, also
the poor laborer and the rich, for
all forms of income are invested,
and are thus revenue producing
elements, and all farming or other
land willingly bears its proper
bunion of taxation. It ii only
when these burdens are unequally
Inline that t rouble ensues. The si ngle
tax theorists and the income tax
advocates may talk us they please,
the proper and Just system Is one
in which every form of tangible
wealth does its part In supporting
It seems plain that if 1 buy a loud
of Hour at the mill and order it
sent home on a dray that such dray
charge will lie added to the cost of
the Hour, if the Hour dealer has it
to pay, also if a person buys fire
wood in the woods at a certain
price, that if he has it delivered at
his door yard, the price of delivery
will be added. The above propo
sitions seem tube plain, very plain,
and scarcely worthy of comment.
Apply this sumo rule to the loan
ing of money and what a difference
of opinion exists. Mr. A. says:
Tax money and the borrower pay
the tax. Mr. It. says: Tax money
and you get a revenue for the
government from the money lender.
There Is as much reason in saying
that the country dealer will sell
merchandise at 1'ortlaud prices,
and my his owu freight, as to say
that If I pay taxes on my real estate,
and no taxes on the mortgage, that
money will not Im chewier. There
was once a law that all notes should
tteur a revenue stump. Who paid
for the stumps! The Imrrowcr of
course. limtuuuce policies were
required to I stamped several
years ago. Who paid forthestamp!
The policy holder of course, and so
it is with the mortgage.
Oregon has stone quarries, but
no building stoue.
Oregon has nmguiuVcut tltiilier,
but no lumber.
Oregon has limestone, but uo
Oregon has coal mines, but uo
Oreeon has rivers, but no river
Oregon has water power, but no
manufactories using it.
Because Orciroii slniw atouc
from Washington and other states
Lumber from Vancouver and
Cowlitz, Wash., instead of her own
Lime from Puirct Sound instead
of her own quarries.
Coal from Washington iusteudof
our owu state.
Columbia and Willamette rivers
idle all or part of the time, and
local capital canuot prevent it.
Magnificent water powers still
l!ectue under the present nyntein of
Uualion capital u dritrH from Ore
gon and our remnircr lie only jxir
The bills introduced before the
Oregon legislature for publishing
the laws have several iniortunt de
merits, which are all in favor of
the people. The ordinary local
line rate lor puuiiMiing legal or
business notices in the newspaper
is ten cents for each line for one
insertion. The proposed law pay
only alsjut one cent jer line, hence
the press is not enthusiastic iu its
defense. The Oreyunian will pro
bably not favor such a law Itecuuse
it would make some country pape
in Malheur or Lake county us valu
aoie as me imgonian in tuut re
sjM-ct, sfnee it publishes the laws
for nothing, and finds that it pay
to do so. The real benefit of pub
lishing the laws in the newspapers
will be fait the most iu the country
aisincts wnere uie weekly paper
only is read. We believe if those
in the country were better inform
ed regarding the laws they would
not pass so many resolutions in
Granges, etc., but use the laws to
affect the remedies. There are now
plenty of laws but the people are
not fully informed.
Members of the Washington
legislature are already figuring on
the state having a population with
in the next three years of 500,000
and wealth in proportion. Unless
our Oregon legislature makes
up to the needs of this state, a
great part of that increase will
consist of people from Oregon, dis
gusted with the motsbuck element
in control hero. Now is the time
and all the live energetic mem
bersofthis legislature (and in the
senate aro quite a number and In
the house a few also) should work
like beavers to out-argue, out
general, aud out vote the clement
which says; "Don't repeal the ex
cmption for indebtedness, mortgage
tax law, or usury law. Something
must be done with one or all of
these. We must at least have laws
to bold our present population,
and show our present wealth.
Jennings house bill No. 1, and
Ganib(!e,s bill No. 7, on assessment,
conclusively show those gentlemen
to be entirely ignorant of our
assessment laws, since the remedy
proirased is worse than the disease,
and in fact does not in any particu
lar change the wrong principle in
volved. The fault of the present
law is not that it fails to say what
is to be done, but that the assessor
cannot do as he is to do in the law.
Neither of these bills provide the
Property only should puy taxes.
The only, exemption to this rule
should be in that of a pole tax
which Is entirely an individual tax
and known as such. When the
state taxes proerty it should look
to (Improperly only for its pay,
and when to the Individual, to
the Individual for pay. If an
assessor were given a ler cent, for
collecting poll taxes, and allowed
until about July for making his
returns much more money would
be secured. Employer should br
required to pay the poll taxes ol
their employee and deduct from
their wages. An individual tax
should lie made an individual
From appearances the prweut
legislature at .Salem Is on plunder
bent. More thau half the slate
'evenue Is to be expended in ap
propriations. Where Is the money
to come from! Just let our pre
ent law remain and the farmers'
who now complain of high taxes,
will have something to complain
altout. If we had more money iu
the state, and more people with it,
our citizens would be able to build
their owu roads and not call on
the state to do it. Half of the
money cxcudcd by the Mate in
such ways is its bud as stolen.
The appropriations for wagon
roads sought from thostute of Ore
gon, at the present legislature are
enormous. The total sum Is now
over two hundred thousand dol
law. It will be a serious quest ion
to consider by the jieople, where
the money is to come from to pay
those bills Our totalstute revenue
tuiscd on the prescut amount of
state taxi when supplemented
with these wagon bills will muk
a very high rate for state taxes.
The only remedy Is iu the repeal
of the exemption cluu. hi our a
Considerable Hculatioii is In
dulgcd in regarding the present
legislature of Oregon. What- will
be done! One of the most ltnxir
taut questions before the legislature
is the assessment question, The
same progressive spirit that will
repeal the indebtedness clause and
mortgage lax law will make some
appropriation for the World's fair,
and allow the farmer and mechanic
to read the laws in his county pajier.
The same mm progressive spirit
which kills one. will bo a death
knell to the other.
Postmaster General Wauuiuukir
favors the postage rate on letters
being one cent, instead of as now
two cents, lie says, however, that
the low rates on merchandise, the
frauking privilege of the several
departments of the government
work ao heavily against the revenii
that he dou' ts whether one (rent
postage can Is' madea success with
out modifying the laws now in
force, and let the jiostofhYe de
part ment be credited with the ear
riago of ull such free mutter.
If you should ask a farmer to sell
you a horse with a saddle and bridle
at the same price that he would
horse without, he woiilil say
"Can't do it, must charge you extra
for the saddle and bridle." Sup
posing a law were made that every
horse sold must include a saddle
and bridle what would 1st the re
sult! A higher price for horses.
which the purchaser must pay. So
the rule applies to money. The
borrower pays the tax.
The Oregon legislators are mostly
married men and many of them
away from home tor the lirst time
as representatives of the people,
and the fascinating manners and
well defined charms of the lady
clerks have proven too much for
them, aud they now have nil the
apparent environments of home, at
the expense of the state of Oregon.
Oregon spent 1 1.1, 000 lust year for
such luxuries and as much more
will go that way this year.
There is too much wrangling over
the offices of railroad commiss
ioner. Why not have more com
missioners so that all the cundi
dates may have asuck at the public
teat! After the legislators hnve
their seven dollars a day and
mileage, perhaps enough money
may remain to have a railroad com
missioner in each county.
The wkht Side hns for months
been advocating an equable and
economical method of replenishing
the treasury of the state of Oregon,
and other papers have been ener
getically divising and advocating
plans far depleting our already
scant treasury. Which paper, think
you, is most unselfish iu its work!
The editor of the Wkht Sipe is
under obligations to Mr. Geo.
Rogers, an intelligent farmer resid
ing near Independence, for the re-
port of the revenue commission
of Pennsylvania, and to Win, Mar
tin, of this city, for the tax laws of
Ohio on personal property.
Would it not Iks well for tho niein-
liers of the present legislature to spend
thought onoo or twleo during the
ssion to get gome money Into the
stuU) treasury? It Isovldent that much
time bus been spout In making bllU for
drawing largo sums from the treofmry.
The dlllcrent elusses, both funnoin and
morehantllo, laborer and hanker, all
can find some excuse for nntklng
ilraft on the treasury, hut where are
the iik'U irninrlng any laws to re
plenish the trvuNuryT When a state
levy of four to six mills i required mr
ordlnsry xKtiM, wlmt will the levy
he to meet the Inronil Mug made on
the trniiry liy this legislature? A
large tatt luvy entiw under valuations
in county siwuNiiioiits, sud also look
Imdly to the honicwi'ker. Why not
have NMcwimmt law to show Mime
thing nour the true weslth of Hie slnte,
slid kIIiiw the stub levy to U one-lmll
or third of lis present rote? A much
thought should tie given to uolleellng
money a is now being given to ssnd
lug It. Someone must pay the taxes
else (ho state onniinl pay It warrant
on themi npproprlutloni onleriHl, The
legislature iliould cnnslilcr one m well
mm the other.
Thoiw ierwin who object to the ex
emptions of mortgages from pnierty
value do mo on the ground that to
directly tsx a mortgage mean to
Imply rulse the rU of lute nut for the
borrower, and nothing U gained there
by, while thisMi who mlvis ute taxing
mortgMge oliUm (but th mortgiig
diRK pny lh tsx, Instead of the borrow
er, Slid that you thereby enteh a clus
of propertymoney which tits not
contribute Itsxhsrs In iiipportlug the
lute. How these hitter gentlemen see
It In thiit wsy w sre t Iom to know.
The money lender now n "eight sr
cent, ami you pay the taxes" or ''ten
per cent, aud I pity the taxes." Can It
ls denied that tuxes figure la the pres
ent rate, and w hy not In the future','
If a farmer delivers wheat In Portland
lie payi the freight to that silut and
gets quotation prices, or elm takes a
price b-ss the freight tu bis burn. In
either case he nys the freight. With
money It U the aumv way, At eight
r cent, the Isirnwer pays the taxea.
If there are no taxes money Is t
eight per cent, therefore the money
lender W paying the taxes.
Hball precinct assessors ls eUs-ted?
The pMswd law governing precinct
asacwsir allow them pay for less than
one months work. Consider how un
coinpcteut would ) the person who
would l willing to allow his name to
tfo before the ssiple and perhaps sutler
defeat for a sum not exceeding 1 110,
It would become a mere stepping stone
and the man who stiss) In Uiv beat
with the people of hi precinct would
nsvlve the mwt favors. Take some of
those precincts In Portland, with an
elective assessor, and what kind of an
assessment would It ).? Kutlrcly re
ssiiinlb to his own oplc his only
method of reward would lie In lower
ing their taxes, and Is'lng roipmislhlc
to uo individual the work would he
poorly and carvlcwdy done, We say
by all means let us have our pnvliict
assesMtrs aptsiluitHl, In furl we favor
the appointment of even an aiMcasor
Instead of by election thus securing a
more competent man. Our law makers
should endeavor to secure the best re
sults for the state Irrespective of their
Knleni Is aecklug a 100,000 approprt
at Ion for finishing the capltol building
Allmny has need of an oqdian'a home,
Oregon City wunts the statu to buy the
lin ks. Portland wants to have a con
soltdution of Multnomah and Clocks
inns counties, and also unite INirtland
Fast Portland and AIM no. The Ihdlc
wants somo wagon road and Columbia
river appropriations, F.ugcup, Its-
burg, Ashland, I.lukvllle, Tlllaiiuxik
and (Vxpilllc City, are all Intended Iu
wugou rond appropriations, and so are
several Fastcni Oregon towns. F.very
-nntor and every iiicuier of the house
hits somo schcnio to get money out of
the treasury, hut where! oh where! Is
the iiicinlsr ready to sacrlllce any
time aud money to devise aouie honest
method of getting money Into the
treasury of the state. Kven the hllltt
introduced on aHscmment prosM
added expense ill taking assessment In
stead less, and the result is extremely
The fanners of America are alive to
their rights as a sopleaud their urgent
demunda for recognition at the hands
of the government must meet with a
reKinse. That altblrs are In a deplor
able condition no one can deny. What
are the real rvasou for these eondt
lions puzzles the hniln of many people,
If, as is said, a larger supply of money
Will alleviate the distress we then hoM
an abundant supply will bun.xu Issued,
and while the farming cluss cries ulutid
for relief, the remedy cannot full but
meet suffering und want in other
classes also and give relief. Ily ull
means let the selfish rich 1st obliged to
dlsgorgo that the common Moplu, the
musses may live in comparative ease,
The tlmo has come for a movement all
along the line. We favor govern
munt for the masses, and not the rich
few, who may live In luxury, while the
common people starve.
Hon. J. Myers, of the Oregon senate
has had a trial of his ability to refuse
the demand ef his friends and those
who supported blin in tho recent
election, and do thai which he deemed
to be for the best Interest of all of LI nn
county. The eastern part of the county
wished to be cut oil und made a new
county, with Solo as the county seat,
and dividing the present county about
hair way. Ho refused to support the
move. His friends at Solo are very
much exercised ovor hi action.
From a 'report of the Pennsylvania
revenue commission, we quote tjicsc
words: "It la fair to hold that the
state should have nothing to do with
tho question of the Indebtedness of U
citizens or it corporations. That should
be considered a matter of business ad-
ustmont between the parties, on tho
sumo basis a the ordinary buying and
selling of merchants and trading lie
tween otliors," We have always held
that no state has the right to cutiulrc
Into private afl'ulrs and expose private
business contracts in order to levy taxes.
Tux property and proisirty alone.
I I mi
Our assessors should Isi npixilnlcd
Instead of elected, and the olllce held
by Intelligent and capable citizens only.
The salary should lx sufficient to com
mand the services of men who will bo
fully competent and have tho rosiieet
and eoufldunco of their follow citizens.
Tho Normal school bill came up In
the senate Thursday evening, but we
go to press too early In tho dav to learn
what action has been taken In the
TIIK MI'.sstOK, j
llrlef SjrMll:il vt III OtlllfltHltirliil i
tlueiiHiciit snl In Ilia Nvmiip i,.l
IIiiiuk til llrHKriilHlli i a.
(lovernor IVunoyersalil InMilwtmi.c:
The state Is prueileully trie from debt.
On January !t, eoimuou school luud
MiiuHiutisI to P''.'-' lt,'..",l s! ncilmiliiiriil
oolleg', tld.'I.WI.Si; shite imlvoNty,
flU2,liNI.IN; totid i.t.'Ml.tiSU H I,
('ougratlllated stale on excellent
mauugvimuil of usyluui and snlten
tlary -never Isitler managed, f IO.inhi
for a reform school bus Ui'ii put Into a
tine farm of jso acres and attractive
building erected etc. A deficiency of
The dcuf miitu school an "eii,ii'iilvi'
mendleaul" and shniild lie uniler illnsM
control of the state, Instltiilloim re
wiving siips,rt from the slate should
Iss under colli ml of the stale The h-o-plo
should not I further taxed to sup
sirt the state university and agricul
tural college. The former bus now an
Interest on f (Ki,oiKi and the latter an
endowment of I:Ui,ihni, l-,lc Kettlnv
annually from the guvermeut MD.ihki,
which Is to ls lucreiiHed to IIO.inhI,
All memlsirs of agricultural college
hoard should is practical farmers or
business men, Advis'ulc a ortugi
railway at the dalles of the Columbia;
also recommend fio,oiio appropria
tion for rcoiilug channel of Cohiiiihln
and WlllameiUi rivers, SuggcHtslhal
(lie state purchase the Oregon City
bs'ks, a the lit) year limit will expire
In IStl-J, Hay (he llli c.innnUl..n
t i ou Id be at once itlsillnhed, but ud
vis-ate a Ki,Ixk; appropriation for a
ll.h ladder at the 'falls if the Will
amette. For aHHcunicut the sworn II-!
of every tax-siytr of bis pros-riy
should l weiire, Tbeni should lie no
stale taxation; raise revenue by a
xill tux, by an Income tux, and a tux
on the gross receipt of express,
telegraph, teteph.nie, Insurance coiopie
lib's, etc. The mortgage lux law should
not lie repealed, dill's cannot contl
tullonally liiiHM a tax on uuy bimliiew.
I H lils uwjd to imtlnniil Uuiks nhouht
not Is) exempliHl. The usury law
should stand, but a lower rule of Inter
est Is adviNihle,
All coiuuilssloiis fur the eiiforiviiit'iit
of stute hi W' should U iiIkiIIbIii'iI.
"Tliere is no i:ed of multiplying oftl
cers to pray uui the soplc."
The ruilnstd coiliudsnlon, slate fond
liilvtor, hurt leu 1 1 ii rid eomiiilwlon
should be alsilUhed, The law creating
court reporleu shoulil ls n'ls'aliil.
All county ol11icr nbotild Is' nld
fixeil sidarlcs, and all fees paid dlrin-t
Into the treasuries. The coplc don't
w unt untaxes! tsmds; and lin y do want
the Aus ralluii Istllot and a registration
The llO.tltHI deht on the state fair
grounds should Ik' juild olf ou (unillllon
that the title be transferred from the
old sis-iety to the state. There should
Is) no more money a proprlatiil for the
state fair or (lie dlnlrlrt fairs. Htnuigly
opium's voting money for the World'
One locullty should not Is' taxed for
IiS'hI linprovt'ineiiU III another. ltate
of rallnwd and telegraph companies
hould U' fixed; also dill's should tlx
rale of gas, water, clirtrlc light coin
pan ies, etc
All contractors, sutK-oiitractiir, etc ,
should ts 'ColUsllcd to pay tlieir em
ployes weekly Iu cash.
ltccliirc agalnsl Interference of fmlcr
al aulliorlly with Mute authority. "Il
Is your duty to divlare ugaiil In favor
of the freedom aud liiilfHiidcuce of (he
t'nlti'd Mali's under the constitution,
by demanding that cougiess shall, hy
law, inulerlully restrict the Jurisdiction
of the federal Inferior courts, or, which
1 much Is'ltcr, entirely abolish them."
t'rgi t tie legislative assembly to In
struct our delegation iu congic In
favor "more sirlugeut legislation for
the exclusion of the puiiH'r hordes of
China," also to favor an income tax,
and that all tar! 11' taxation ls removed
from sthe necessaries of life; the forfeit
ure of all railroad land grants not
eurucd within the time required; the
forfeiture of the charters of the several
Ik mil aided IV! He rullnsul companies;
a (Mwtul telegraph; no granting ol uli-
sldies; unyielding resistance to federal
control of tho ballot box; the free coin
gcofsllver;thelnsiiunceby the govern
ment direct of all money, of banks of
the s)KH:lal privilege of U'lug furnished
wllli money Million! interest; the pro
viding for tho Usui of money by the
government Usu tho Improved farm
property of the country, etc,
"No tax sboulu Ihj laid upon the
people that I not equal, or for any pur
pose other than il frugal admliilst ration
f the government etc."
KKAI. KSTAK Tll.Nsl'.;i(s,
Polk County Laud coin puny to It
G llellley, luts In Mouiuoiiih; H'iO.
Knilly und H II Collins to A I! llih-
bard, lots In Dallas; fUT'i.
Henry Howe mid wife to N J Morrl-
soli, lots In Dallas; fLUI,
M M Kills and wife and N M Ms
Duuiel and wife to M, L. Hohhliis, lots
in Dullas; t'lir.n.
Surah A l'srrlsh inul hllshaud to M I
Alderman, lots in Monmouth; H'iO.
A J (lisHlman to 11 H Paltci'Hou, lots
in IndeiH'udcnee; $,'i(K).
N O Clodfellor und wife to K W
CiKH'r and H D Cioier, liH) acres In tp
8 s, r4 w;$.VitH).
K W (VsHr and wife to N 0 Clod
fellor, lots In Independence; W'iihi.
Martha J Midsmald and husband to
It Mulr, lot iu Dallas; rD.
11 11 Patterson unit wife to A ,1 (lood-
nitin, lots in iiiii(iicniieiice; f.ioo.
W, (J. Nesntlth, of Itlekreall, was iu
James Alexander, living south of
town, paid McMlnuvlllu a visit this
Oeorge Sargoant, who live near Hall-
ton, while teniporiirily alweiit riom
borne one night Inst week, had lus Ikhihh
burglsrizeil to the time of 8180 in onsb.
Iu the prohniinnry csiiinination before
Justice Smith, of Dallas, (Ins Anderson
wus disebargod on the grounds that the
booting of young Fletcher was unci.
Mr. Lindsay Itobbiim, of Dallas, was
roooutly murriod to Midi Lnoy Harvey,
of Kust Portland, anil llio. Wiifh says
the old geiitltimun Bppeni's ton years
younger tluin he did ouo mmilb ngo.
Mr. D. J, Itlley and Miss Fnnnio Love
lady, bolh of Didliu, were married Tues
day, Jan. 22d. Miss Lovuliuly has lived
in Folk oonnty ull bor lite ami ia well
known throughout the oouuty.
A Happy New Year
TO ALL OUR CUSTOMERS AND FRIENDS.
We ami hunk ful for your many favors In the past, and trust by fair and honest dealing to merit them
in the ful ure. ( )ur Slock for the coming year will bo Larger than ever, aud our price the Lowest.
One lilllo ClIAKTKlt OAK STOVK, with a Full Set of Furniture, which is on exhibition at our Store.
Be sure and call at our Store and get a Ticket, which
GOODMAN & DOUTY.
W. H. WHEELER
h'fws run ju:st ...
QirAI IrMCTDIIMFNTs -
-PIANOS and ORGANS,-
S'lVi-H'n-ii in sVf7Mr0, Latin! in Fancy W'riliiu paper, Ink stand, Taldtii,
Int. of all fonci, I'eneih, luiJiiun Plate and Periodimln.
Till: l.A TIHT IS Ml. STYLES OF MUSIC,
t'audie, 'itl and Vitjinn. SitlnuripHi.n lleceived fur all Paper.
11'. IL M il EEL EU,
ST M! It ETVS
Tin: i.usT nEct i'E a l ii .i i.s
It ELI MILE.
I TUTS to
s. nl (,.r 1'aiiiIiH.ui' it A'liln m
til:n. K l'.MlltiriT,
l-i.'i,i Wilts Walls, Wsl
A Vllir TO MIKM A I. St IIOOI.,
The legislative eoiiuuittee npsiluted
to vlit and h'port on the State Normal
school at MoiiiiioiiHi vlnltcd that sclns)l
Iml Tuesilay morning. TheeoiumltUsj
eousli.ti'd of Judge Moore, joint senator
for Culuiiihia, Waxhlugtou und Tilla
mook counties, and S'liator J. Myers,
of l.iuii county; IteprcM'titalivea Arm
strong of Marion, Snider, of Lake, and
Henry, of I .inn county. The committee
attended ch:is'l cvcri'lues, mul thtu
ma. .0 u general Investigation of the
professional work of the schisil, in
spected the hiilliliugs and ground, etc.
The meuilsTs of the committee made
very coinpliuiciilary sswhcs on the
work of the school and expressed
llii iiisi lvcs more than surprised at the
large miiulier of students in nt tendance
from ahrotid. One es)ivlully plcasnnt
feat u re of the alt'.ii r was the com mil tees'
visit to the CallMlhi-nlc exercises under
the supervision of Miss Tut tie. They
expressed themselves blahly delighted
with thccxcrciscs, etc. The committee
also took in the environments of the
city, visited the high knoll In the
wiKtcrn siihurlis of town aud U'licld
Ihciii from a tine view of the nurromiil
lug country. They then returned to
1 niloH'uilcuiv, visited our new piihlic
schisil bui'dlug, pronounced it a line
structure and esccitty commended
the design of the stairway, wbleh, they
said, wus proHrly constructed for rapid
ami safe exit In case of lire. In the
afternoon the eouuiilllee returned to
II ) mi lutil h r'rlcnil
Alninl to vlll mime xvllnu of iisiuiil ry where
nwiliirlul itUi'Hii', i'IHii'1' la tlio rorui of chills
mul li'vor or blllciiiBrcmllli iil win inirlleuliirly
rile, wlnil would lw hIhiui iho liiwi advice ymi
eoalil iilvv lilaif We will tell you In eary
Hl'inti, nr ims'iire on uriivln, that isiient nu
lllellltll liilh'itluiril, Itiistelter's HlnmiK'tl llll
ters, know 11 ihroiiiihonl tmilurtii iiImkui'iI re
liluns, ht-ro tout In niher I'liiiiilnim, as the
Nilli't menus ol itl-nritilnit the niltciriute
siMurt'e, mul rolitiliirf II uf lis l" -1 1 ili'siruetivi,
Infliii'iiec, Nol inily ihii It fiirill'y the syslem
hy tncreii.tiiK lis siiimtnii, hut nviinsunes lr
ri'ituhirii.v nl tltifesiltni, Ihe liver anil the Ihiw
els, mill I'liiilllertii'ls the Uht'iivnriihle ell'is'tH ol
over-rxrrtlen, IhhIII.v himI mental exiHisure In
roimli went her. or neeuimnen Iimi setlenlurv
nr Inhnrlnus, loss ol iijiiii'iue on it cxis'hhIvo
uerveusui'ss. Ihe tnncl ions ul nlliueuliilloll
billons soeri'tnl Ion mul sleep lutve In It. a must
tutW'f rial nuil relliilile nuxllliiry.
The pni'lucrshlp heretofore existing
between it, H. Jiispersun & H. A. l'ar
kcr under the tlrni luuucof Jaspo-rsou
it I'arkcr, sash and door factory iu In
dependence, Oregon, lias Ibis day been
dissolved by mutual consent. All in
counts due said lli iu u re placed In the
builds of H, Hirschhcrg for collection
who will receipt I'orsiune and all cliiiin
against said linn must also be present
ed to him for settlement,
II. 1. Jaspeiison,
S, A. I'AliKKIl.
Independence, Or., Jan, 8, 18111.
Set t ! I'i,
All persons inueotea to nio ure re
quested to settle tinnicdlately us my
credltois ale needing money and so mil
I. J. II. Johnson,
A SINGEING MACHINE:.
Messrs. Van Nortwlck ltros., the
totiHorlid aiilsts, have added a singeing
nmchlno to their nlrondy (totnplete cs-
tahllHlimcnt, ('lilting tho ball' pro
motes its growth, but every cutting In
dicts a flesh wound toench hull', all ow
ing to thecsiMpc of (he vitalizing tluld.
This Is prevented by using the 'singer, 1
which seal's Ihe ends, thereby redlining
the Holds and making the hull' healthier
and full of life. Hull' singing iKe.; ra
zor honing, ia', ,
Holmes Business Collects
Ori'nrtlimd.ilreU'in will .M en Mem. 1st. J. A.
Woseo, the liMtillmr peunuin of tliu const, inni
liemnm a purl nor In I his Helinol mul will make
II Ihn lending lliulnewi Collcgu, HenU for
Jan. 31, 1891, Wo will Give Away
It NOW AT POftTUANO, oacooN.
rtiH T1IOHK WHO C1XX0T POKKIBLT CALL FK1
wOMLLT, ROR T8UTIWT PLACED WITH
til THI BKACH or ALL THAT WILL IVI
IXHTlimjIHUm KKUET AND
The most speedy, oonitiv and permt
unit cure for Catarrh of the ilead. Act bnu
and all Throat, Bronchial, I.ung. Uran
Stomach, Liver and Kidut-y AfTpelion
N'cnmu Debility, etc. CcnscmptSce. i
ill varioua itagca, prruianeully ctrc
Dr. Abohn's original mo,c of trea:n:c:.
4iid hit medicated Inhalations gives Iu
itantnneous relief, build up and tevital
tes the whole constitution at rl ajtai
hcrctiy prolonging life. Weak, ne'rvova
lehiiitatcd and brokentown constilu
iotu, old and young, iuvariably gain fron
u to thirty pounds in frcn thirty t
Ik'. Auorn'S plienomen.il ski'.l nt J i.v
clous cures have created the fcrsV.
..lonishtncnt on the Pacific Con
l.roughout the Anurican coutintct.
vt the p-ist twenty-five years. AMbn
Oatarrh of the Head, and all Tlnoat, Y,: r
liud and I.ung trouble 'nslaitliy relii v
.old Deafness often cured pennanent'y
dist ronsultation. D. Aborn's cssai i
the "Curahility of Consumption." mid
treatise on "Catarrh of the Head,
with evidence of some cxtrardtniii-)
cvren, mailed free. Call or address
FtarUi aad Morrlma Sli., Pnrllind, Orfa
Nolt.-Homt treatment, .tcurelv p.ckrtl, frnt b
wprau to all uru t( On PucilW l.c.l, Ii.i il.,,i l
cannot pntmbly call in peisoi.
ill INVITED TO CALL FOR Uli ClmTT"
Niitlc Iu SleoUlliililrrs.
Notice in hereby given that there
will Ik a meeting of the stockholders of
IiidcHndenco Wuter and Electric
Light company on January 30th, 1801,
to he held in the Indcs?iidcnce Nation
al hank, for the purpose of electing
olllcers for the ensuing year, and the
transacting of such other business as
may come before the meeting.
H. H. Jahi-krsos, Sec
Independence, Or., Dee. 24, 1890.
VV. O. Cook
PARLOR AND BEDROOM SETS,
SOFAS, AND BED LOUNQFS,
From 5x8 up to 18x40 iu Oernmu
unto ami a large assortment of
kinds both Large and
From plain Kitchen Chairs to
the Fimst Parlor Chairs. Fancy
Koekers a Bpecialtv. and Carrier,
nocKcrs wnii v oven ire Seats.
Of all kinds and finish. Sham-
holders, Curtain Poles, Window
Slintlcs, Hat Jiacks, Picture Frames
ami Mouldings, Stands and Center-
tallies ot all kinds, in either Maple.
Ash, Oak or Walnut.
Of nil the latest Patterns. wHli
Woven Wire Springs. Also the
Iloey patent Sofa Bed lounge.
Main Street, Independence,
Est. B and 0 Btresta.
II VIIIW r-i ww mj
Dil; Mi M 1
( an m1ut the red of wlirl I l" W
tmkeirrnilnuiln tnn wlnd. W um
only IVtlin.-iviit plwM in Uie etillr onnnlruo.
lion of the Imu work. Our Mill ornmH b
eiillrl lirlniplteit. uMBluf
lirlni'lples. We iimnufMeluni
Tanks, rumps. Wind Mill Supplies
Of every dnwrlptlon. ltcllalile x''nt wanted
Iu unooeupletl territory. AildreM,
F. B. 8TEARXS&CO.,
Itnshville, lud., U. 8. A.
Bend for rUtlKUe.
-: THE r
Willamette Real Estate Co,
Of Independence, Oregon.
Trutict general Real Estate BoaintM
buy and tell Property, affects
Insurance and doea a general
Parties having Lands for sale will find
it to their advantage to
LIST THEIR PROPERTY!
With this Company, as they are daily
sending lists of land east, thus plac
ing desirable property before the real
dents of the East
J. W. KIRKLAND, President
G. W. SHINN,
House, Sign & Ornamental
Piper Hanging, Graininn, Frescoing,
Etc. Paint rooms opprsite Johnson's
Stables, Independence, Oregon.
And be Convinced.
72 Steel tooth iron hnrrow, $20.
5 mul 7 tooth enllivutors.
The best horse shoeing.
The best in
1 1 Kragel's.
Best price paid for
Old Iron end