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THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND. OCTOBER 24. 1900-
VALUE fJOT KNOWN
SAYS STANDARD GO.
KILUNG OF BEAUTIFUL D0O BY AUTOMOBILE IS FIRST
TRAGEDY IN LIVES OF TWO PORTLAND GIRLS
Oil Concern Asserts Ignorance
of Wcrth of Holdings in
SIGLER'S TOTAL ASSAILED
Corporation. Though I'neerlnin of
Wealth. Complain of Hlgli As
sessment Kqualization Board
Hears 320 Iicmurrers.
The Standard Oil Company, tlirouch Its
local representative, went on re:ord be
fore the County Board of Equal'.rau M
yesterday, aM not knowinK the v.ilue of
Its personal property in Multnumnh
County. At the gum- ttmeVhe compu ly
says the futures of Assessor Siftler. at
lng the property at ll3.iu. are too hiu-1..
How much too high Isn't explained it.
a terse communt. atlon presented before
th Board yesterday.
Mr. SighT had Itemized the Standard
Oil Company's personal properiv m This
wav: Mercluin'ilse. S1M. money. .10:. s
and accounts. I"-.. waKous. JKtOo. 22
head of horses. f: Total JK3..T"".
C. Flanders made a sworn statement to
the effect that the figures nam-1 were
too high. But after eai h Item. In pre
senting a statement of what tlia iial
figures should ho he made the notation
"Don't know." So that the Ster.da'd oil
Company's property now is sv.imii ri up
!n this sort of an inventory: "Merchan
dise, don't know: money, notes and ac
counts, don't know: wagons, iwi't know;
22 head of horses, don't know." A hear
ing will be given the corporation before
the Board when it reconvenes to h?ar
complaints next month.
Another lay Left.
With but one more day left for the fil
ing of complaints a total of 320 Multno
mah County taxpayers have called on the
Board for a readjustment of their nssvsr
ments. Of that number 1' were vre
scnted yesterday. The largest Item,
aside from the Oil Company's comploirt
was that of the Spokane. Portland &
Seattle Hailway which alleged double
assessment. There were no petitions
presented for increases. The Board will
keep the complaint books open all day
Monday and will then commence inves
tigation of the various protests filed.
The Spokane. Portland & Seattle Rail
way company in complaining of a double
assessment, set out that 1.T8 miles of
track at S1.0"0 a mile had been charged
whereas it was previously included In the
assessment on terminal property.
Buildings 27 years old ought to be
assessed at not more than 2 per cent of
their original value, according to Lizzie
McMahon. She asked that houses be
longing to her and assessed at JoTO be
reduced to $1'X.
lt-nles Owning Furniture.
W. A. Avery. Jr.. disputed an assess
ment of $1200 for household groods, set
ting up that he not only does not at
present own any furniture, but never
did own any. He suggests that a mis
take was made because of the fact that
he rents a furnished house. P. Peter
son made a similar objection to paying
tax on 11500 worth of cattle and horses.
The Oregon & "Washington Boat Com
pany denied having any existence upon
w hich to base an assessment, represent
ing that the firm expired last November.
The Carman Manufacturing Company
thought Its Improvements In Watson's
Addition too high at 30.00n. Admitting;
that the Improvements cost $35,000. the
firm asked for a reduction.
Frank A. Spencer objected to an as
sessment of 12000 on a dwelling In
course of ' construction and $600 on a
houseboat. He said the foundation of
the house alone is finished, while as for
the houseboat, he is willing; to sell to
day for $250.
Archer & Schanz Company had fault
to find with an arbitrary assessment on
merchandise, money. notes and ao-
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PHYI.MS AXD HELEN COP1.AX AM) THEIR FOX TERRIER BOB.
Bob the beautiful fox terrier belonging to Phyllis and Helen Cop
Ian of 44S East Everett street, was run over and killed by an automo
bile Saturday night, at East Twelfth and East Burnside streets. Had
Bob "been exhibited at local bencli shows, he no doubt would have
been a prize-winner, but this was never done, as his pedigree was
i .mor,r the naners of the late Victor H. Fritz, who formerly
owned him. To the occupants of the car that killed him. without even
slackening their speec
to his little mistresses
first tragedy in their
ers of the late Victor H. Fritz, who lormeny j
occupants of the car that killed him, without even
ed, the Incident probably meant "one cur less." but I
sses, who were with him, his death spewed the I
happy lives. t
counts. The assessment was $35,000 for
merchandise and $20,000 for money,
notes and accounts. It was represented
that the amounts should be $1S,484.81
and $11,000. respectively.
The Columbia Contract Company
served notice that the Assessor needn't
lew any further on its tugboat. Here
after It will take the tug over into
Washington for assessment. It was
represented that $15,000 was far too
much, since a tug depreciates 10 per
cent In value each year. The company
also objected to an assessment of $100
for office fixtures, setting up that the
fixtures consist of a few chairs, worth
not more than $1".
TRACT TO OPEN NOV. 18
KING'S HIIX EXTENSION SCR
VEYS HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED.
Southern Idaho Irrigation Project
Will Enable Cultivation of 1 6,000
Acres in Snake River Valley.
BOISE. Idaho, Oct. 23. The State
Board of Land Commissioners, at a re
cent meeting held here, passed upon the
contract of the King's Hill Extension
Irrigation Company an4 set as the date
of public opening of this Carey act land
project November 16.
The opening of these lands is another
step in the converting of arid Southern
Idaho Into a rich, fertile empire. This
project will furnish water for approxi
mately lfi.000 acres of land that have
heretofore been arid and considered of
no value. The land embraced in this
project lies along the Snake River bot
toms, extending west of Glenns Ferry
and taking In the section known as the
famous Medbury Valley.
The successful financing of the com
pany for the Irrigation of these lands
Is the combination of serious efforts
extending over a period of many years.
It la only since the value of irrigated
lands has reached the point which
makes it possible to sell water rights
at the price of $65 an acre that this
project has become possible.
Of the lands included in Medbury
Valley and adjacent to Glenns Ferry
about 10,000 acres have been segregated
under the Carey act; the remainder of
the lands are already owned by private
ownership, but will be under the irri
gation system. "
The contract entered Into between the
company and the State of Idaho pro
vides that water can be sold for $65 an
acre, and provides for the usual forms
of Carey act drawing, by which the lot
tery system Is used and all applicants
have an equal show to file upon the
vacant lands. The contract provides
that the payments will be made to ex
tend for a period of ten years, and all
deferred payments will draw interest at
the rate of 6 per cent. The managers
of this company contend that the land
Is adapted to the raising of all kinds of
fruit, including the more tender varieties.
AVhyte Goes to New Orleans.
ASTORIA. Or., Oct. 23. (Special.)
John H. Whyte, who has been secretary
and manager of the Astoria Chamber of
Commerce during the past" two years,
has resigned his position to take effect
on November 1 and will go to New Or
leans to accept a position in the news
paper field. Mr. Whyte will be succeeded
here bv A. W. Norhlad of this city.
THE RELIABLE DENTISTS
Established in Portland 22 Years
and Have Always Led in Progressive
Work at Live and Let Live Prices
Dr. W. A. Wise, president and manager of the Wise
Dental Company, is a recognized leader in the dental pro
fession and has held for a number of years the highest
position in the gift of, the state on the Board of Dental
Examiners, retiring from that position a few years ago.
He is a dentist of recognized skill and exacts the same
qualification from all of his associates. A visit to the office
of this company will convince any person of the thorough
ness of our work, the unequalled facilities we possess for
promptly handling every case and that we have the skill
and appliances to produce the best results in every case.
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CROWN AND BRIDGE WORK
One of the most important branches of the dental profes
sion we have brought to the hiphest state of perfection.
Our bridg-es fit so
TbCTn perfectly that there
Without Flaf Jt. is n P""ine 011 th!
alienor tveiu a u u
they are set so
firmly that they
chew your food as
well as natural
teeth. It is a shame
to have an empty gap iu your mouth when relief is so easy.
When you have no sound teeth and must
have a plate, then it behooves you to get
the best service possible as an ill-fitting
plate will cause more annoyance and hu
miliation than anything else possibly can.
Dr. W. A. Wise has always made- this
branch a hobby and takes particular de
light in fitting you perfectly. Our plates
are the kind that fit snugly, won't work
loose, and will chew food to 3?our entire
READ OUR PRICES
We will give you a good 22-k. gold or porcelain
crown for $3.50
Molar Crowns 5.00
22-k. Bridge Teeth 3.50
Gold or Enamel Fillins l.OO
Inlay Fillings of all kinds...
Good Rubber Plates
The best Red Rubber Plates.
PAINLESS EXTRACTION FREE WHEN PLATES OR BRIDGE WORK IS ORDERED WORK GUAR
ANTEED TOR 15 YEARS.
THE WISE DENTAL CO.
THE FAILING BEDG., THIRD AND WASHINGTON STS,
Office Hours 8 A. M.- to 8 P. M. Sundays, 9 to 1.
Phones A and Main 2029.
Our low, no
requires all of
this large, new
we have been
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do you think of
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we are on the
15 to 25 Per Gent Reduction
' YOU CAN MAKE BIG MONEY BY HELPING US TO MOVE. Our new building
will soon be ready for us. Now, if you were in our position wouldn't you much pre
fer to sell off the stock at a small profit rather than move it? SURE. Anybody
would. Besides, can't you appreciate how it would tickle our pride to have ALL
NEW FURNITURE IN A BRAND NEW STORE? Suppose you had a new home
rearing completion, wouldn't it make you happy to be able to sell off all your old
furniture and have only new furnishings in your new home? OF COURSE IT
WOULD. Then YOU KNOW we are earnest in our efforts to reduce stock rapidly
and surely; YOU KNOW that OUR SALE IS GENUINE. True, we can'tgrve 40
and 50 per cent reductions like houses that mark their goods 100 per cent, and we
are frank to tell you so. We know that DECEIT IS UNPROFITABLE; th a t
TELLING THE TRUTH PAYS, AND PAYS WELL. But we are not merely
selling a few things at a special price, almost everything is reduced from 15 to 25
per cent. See the list below. AND, ABOVE ALL, DON'T MISS THIS SALE.
Your friends and neighbors will profit by it, WHY NOT YOU?
PRESENT STORE FOR RENT
Space about 60 by 70 feet on first floor, and about 70 by 80 feet on second floor of our
present building. All the rest of the building is leased.
A splendid location for PIANO or DEPARTMENT STORE; but would subdivide.
Our wonderful success in this location is the best possible recommendation. But its value
as atrade center is now a hundred per cent ahead of the same site when we opened up, . be
cause, just across East Stark street, we will have one of the very largest and best-patronized fur
niture stores in the city; just across Grand avenue the Cook & Leith building contains a quarter
block of modern stores, while another large, new, modern building is soon to be erected on the
other intersecting corner of Grand avenue and East Stark. Moreover, East Stark connects with the
Base Line road, making it the direct country highway. This is to be the business center of the East
Side and one of the best locations in the city. Rents reasonable. Apply at store.
Many Rugs Reduced 25 Per Cent
$12.00 Brussels, 9 by 12
$14.00 Brussels, 9 by 12
$20.00 Brussels, 9 by 12
$26.00 Axminster, 9 by 12
$32.50 Body Brussels, 9 by. 12.
$37.50 Wiltons, 9 by 12
$40.00 Wiltons, 9 by 12
$47.50 Wiltons, 9 by 12.
Best Range Reduced 25
They are heavy to move. Many peo
ple have taken advantage of this sale,
acquiring a high-class range at the
price of a cheap one.
15 to 25 Per Gent Reduction
On Rockers, Dining Tables, Buffets, China Closets, Parlor
Sets, Davenports, Turkish Rockers, Dressers, Chiffoniers,
Dressing Tables, Library Tables, Hall Trees, Couches, Go-
Carts, Carpets, Kugs, otoves and
Parlor Tables, Book
Cases, and Other
Thin Hiinlainr KABPEN GCAR
ANTE10D ROCKER, bent leother,
full Hrrtniton springs. Remov
al Sale Price c..$28.50
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FIJRNITUHE?? This Solid Oak Wrlllnn D e k. TaEjEhs
1 Removal Sale Price $4.00g)
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