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Toledo, Lincoln County, Oregon, Thursday, December 1806.
T m mirns F "IT I
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' Tol. Carter
. K. Lake
- J. O. Stearns
B. P. Jones
J. I,. Hvde
8. O. Irvin
Z. M. Derrick
T. M. Coombs
F. A. Godwin
UcooniMioners Court meets on Wed
5, it the first Monday in February, t.
October and December.
Jwei, i,,..Prosr Attorney
it convenes on 4th Monday in July and
I jlondy In January of each year. ,
I CITY OK TOLEDO. '
4 .. j ...... .'. . Recorder
ItilmMUon the first Monday evening in
ol the Peace J. A. Hall
NEWPORT. - - '
ol the Peace, dco. F. Sylvester
. u: i-ruicnneiu
the Peace J. P. nonth
M . L. Watkins
ELK CITY. i
ItnsPi-aco A. I). Clark '
me reace i nas. ncnncrson
the, Peace 8. Huntington
ji. r. L.uwnru8
RHAVKR CHEEK.' ' - -
tte Peace Pam'l Hill
theTeaco N. J. Goodman
W. A. Vidlto
Hie Peace L. A. Icck
W. V Taylor
i-OWER AI.SEA and YACH ATS.
lottne Peace m. Wakefield
p John Early
Itllht Peace Chns. Read
Ae Peace W. H. Cook
Geo. E. Croxfurd
4,000,000 women wear
4,000,000 living witnesses
to their superior
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. AGENT FOR t
Perfect Fitting, , : - l
4CB Ala Spirits,'
The Best French Corset in the
ICHES AND SOCIETIES.
S1ST EPISCOPAL CIU'RCH-S'ervices
Moon the first and second Kabbath
onto, rnortllmf and evcniiii; npri-lp.a
laird and fourth Sabbath ol each
k.'v. w. 11. MYERS, Pastor.
CHLKCH (Protestant Episcopal.
wire the third Sunday of every
".rn. aii are invited to attend.
1 Booth, Missionary. Residence.
F.-Tiileilo -Lotlge,, S"o7 crt,'' Meet
iturdiy evening at their hall In this
T "(j TITIlVlTinlli M
-BST Lmilffi o. lift nt Vannlnt PI..
WrriVedneHlay evening. Visiting
reilwsy, we come.
8. A. PRUITT, N. G.
TifT 1jnAKI Xo-89. meets every
'"Hoanena, L. O.OWdO.N, K. U.
die Lodire Vn I'm . n-ui. ......
'revenhutin it. hl ' ,t T-tk
Wen always welcome.
.JUST' .FR.1RTrTD : . ;
n: A LARGE LIXE OF
The Latest Styles in SHOES.
Men's French Calf
or Toe ar)d Tip, -
Mefj's Best Frericl
Calf Bals, Triple
Sole, Scotch edge,
Hard seWed. Best
in tle Market.
., Saturdari.n or 'lofiir Vfti
"Wliig:t)rtheri are di)W
& t'Mmh Friday nlghtsoi
Lilly's ''lends are w.-lcome.
TOl, II. JOXKB Pro.
JT'uK1" ,hf 0,1(1 Kelluws "all In
tueitlay evening of each week.
'N',iaBryP VX ' '
r"0.(?,ln J'""t No. 08, meets" In
T- STARKLY, P. C.
hitefM!f p",.K,Rr. I-"'16 Ko- 3.
iinlTKM . 0reon.' meets an
Visiting neighbors are
-tJLj t Clerk.
I . UHIONI, ...
winT. un"Won' strlctty
Uiilih Wa.blnijtoD omce.
fiiikl'w,l Maim a ciLM.M
1 rTTi z "'""" eirnnauon or
k b Hiw ''""a.uiayeai
f tuorn Kit ftL00"" "d iLui
i mini. . -
Men's Fine Calf, Lace and
Congress, Genuine Hand
Welt. Bon Ton toe and
tips. The very latest.
OMEN'S Fine Calf, 'Lace
and . Congress, Genuine
Hand Welt, Harvard Toe
? PRICE; $3.50 and $4
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.1.1 r. j ri ' ' "
,an '.Unlimited stock. of . . .
MEN'S and BOYS', CI.0THING,,J?UR
- NISHING GOODS,' HATS ami
CAPS,- DliVr GQOIjS, : FANCY. GOODS
lUl) " ' .TrvmTWTn
11 CUSjiftlLOffiNG -A SPECIALTY..
IVIail.and Express Oru ;Pr..mi.tly Filled.
Which Would be the Better 'System
--o 5 .mF.01: Lincoln, County? i '
- Witlj .thereon vening .of .the legis
JtUurehe, figh t for the Tepeal of the
ifTCtfijd a, jelurn.o th fee
system, will bemade. The merits
of the tvyo systems hve .-potj ibeeii
fully tr&d," but , yJ("hayf Jjbeett
sted farnpij tihaw. tht for
sniaircountles the fee system, yeven
uiider the olcTsystehi m Vvhicli there
were glaring defects,, is. much bet
ter than the' "salary " system.. r The
salary system has proven itself "to
be unequal and unjust: It is so
because it taxes' men and ' property
for the benefit or ; use of others.
Under our ' present salary law' a
litigant can create hundreds of dol.
lairs of. expenses that non-litigant
taxpayers must meet, by the pay
ment of a paltry trial fee; " This' is
not just. "
rtiThe'-besb principle,' it seems to us,
is for the man that has the ; work
:doiie;to pay for it himself. If John
Doe sues Richard Doe, let John
Doe or Richard Doe pay the costs,
If ly person ; has a - service per
formed by an officer of. the county
let that person pay, the officer, for
the service performed. This isonly
right, just and equitable. . : . -
, We. believe in the fee system for
county officers, and . that that
system should be extended to the
utmost. . , Every county officer
should be placed wholly or partial
ly on fees. In counties of 20,000
inhabitants or under, with the or
dinary amount of taxable property,
it is simply impossible to pay the
officers a fair and reasonable salary
for the work performed. This is
as true of Benton county as it is of
Lincoln county. In fact Multno
mah county and perhaps Marion
county are the only counties in the
state that have not suffered actual
loss by the operation of the salary
law. There would be a great sav
ing to the counties it a fee system
was adopted for all the county offi
ces, except, pernaps, tne assessor
and superintendent. In a county
like ours the sheriff and clerk should
be allowed a reasonable fee for all
work done, and the county should
be responsible for only such fees as
are earned 011 woik 1 performed for
the county. ' The 1 county judge
should also be placed on fees. He
should be allowed a per deim for
each day he fits with the commis
sioners, and fees ia all probate and
law cases that i come before him,
This would, .result in a net saving
to the county bf about $500 per
year, and still the fees would reach
very neaily, if not quite, his pres
ent salary. The treasurer should
be made tax collector and should
also be placed on fees. The only
advantage this would be sto the
county would be that the tieasurer's
salary would depend upon the.
amount ol taxes collected by him,
and this would be an - incentive for
him to put forth every effort to col
lect as much as possible. . .
A reasonable fee.; system ; regu
lated as above, would cave Lincoln
county $5,000 per year, and officers
would' receive a liberal salary. , '
, That wave of prosperity must be
sidetracked some place. The. fail
ures of the last week have been al
most equal in their extent to those
of the dark das . of the panic of
1893. And yet. the gold. Standard
The following excerpts from two
letters recently received by Register
Miller, says the Oregon City Enter
prise, are fair samples of Jhe inquiries
that arrive in every mail, a half
dozen not unfrequently being re
ceived in a single day at the United
States land office in this city. W.
H. Pritchard, of Kalamazoo, Mich.,
"Can'I get good, fertile fruit aiid
farming land on the western side or
slope of the Cascade mountain rantre
in Oregon that is open for home
stead entry? Are they prairie ' ,or
timber lands and how far from
markets? ; Can they be located on
streams, or lakes, etc, jV
Daniel C. Wattinger , of Cross
Roads, Pa., says: , ' Can I, get
some land at $1.25 per acre ard
hold it for a few years without set
tling upon it? Can I buy more
than 160 acres? If not, why not?
How is it that some people in
Oregon own several hundred or
thousands of acres of land if not
allowed more than 160 acres? How
far from city or town are govern
ment lands. Please answer soon
and give full particulars."
Register Miller answers each of
these letters received with whatever
.information he has at hand. Here
is an avenue of judicious advertising
for our county. We should have a
good supply of descriptive literature
on band constantly at the two land
offices, Oregon City and Roseburg,
and when inquiries are made the
register would mail it direct to the
inquirer. . .
It is claimed, says the Mining
and Susutifii Przsi, t'nt thj pat
put of gold from the Baker county
mines, in Oregon, for 1896, will
exceed that of 1895 by 40 per cent.
There will also be a large increase
in the yield of mines of Southern
Oregon in fact, all along the Pa
cific coast, from Sinaloa, Mexico, to
the Yukon river, in Alaska, in
nearly every mining " district the
gold yield this year will show a
considerable increase over that of
last year. The same is said of
Nevada, Utah, Colorado, South
Dakota and the rest of the region
lying west of the Rockies.' Asa
consequence, if there is any sub
stantial increase in the world's out
put of gold over that of last year, it
is probable that more of it will come
from the western part of North
America than anywhere else. It is
safe to say that this increase will
The filibustering schooner, Three
Friends, which has been carrying
arms to Cuba from the United
States, has placed this nation in a
very delicate position, and the
officers and crew of the vessel in a
very dangerous one. While at
tempting to land a cargo of men ,
and arms in Cuba the other day
they were attacked by a Spanish
gunboat. The Three Friends re-'
turned the fire of the gunboat and
landed her cargo by force. The
firing on the flag of a nation with
which we are at peace is an act of
war, if condoned . by our' govern
ment, and it not, the- crew of the4
vessel so firing areT considered '
pirates... The position 'is a 'very'
delicate one. : t ' ' '' ' '
The proposition of, some of our -,
legislators of cutting down expenses
by refusing employment to any lady..
clerks is senseless and brutal. There :;
The total assessable property of i is no more reason why a lady should
the state exceeds that of a year ago riot be a legislative clerk than a
by over a million dollars. ' man.