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About Bohemia nugget. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1899-1907 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 9, 1907)
Proposed Oregon Tax Law
i tin 1 1 it iinl from lin-l wi-t-lt )
( A j -1 I fti'iii ml inn nf I mill'
Sri-t inn Anv licrfini i
.r Hi pnra-
I inn In 1 1 1 in 1 1 i' pit II n.i nil for I ln if
lllrliiill lit' I'lillip- ii( II I , ii ill H .11 IIM III , of
II lull I ii il lur lis i S liii'M , nr wh
h! HHIIli III has lirl'll
Hi ul i- In mill ill Inn
1 1 1 1 1 -ii mi il hy I In-
I iin; f r put I I'm
il lr Ii V, W ll'i I
III' lli'l'l lew il I iV till' tl t I'll) ill Mil
I hi I , in:iv n''i'iil I lii n fruiii In tin'
I limit iiillll. I 11 1 1 ir l in-r 1 f I II' 1 1 l I Ull Is
ll'SI'll III III till" Ctlllr till- Hppllll l-llllll
In' tn Uiii In tln 1 mint rmiit uf tin'
"iinly where tin- 1 1 1 ' 1 1 v 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 H'Milif ;
i f In Lin I y 1111 i iiil 1 11 1 'in I liu ix 11 in in -ri'Miili
ul nf tin' Mute il shall In' 111K1 ii
In t In' 11 mi il emit nf tin' county in
I. ii Ii I In' rn j 11 1 11 1 1 if tin' el : 1 1 is nil unt
lil; if liikrn I V it nil (HPinl lull il thill
ll' I11I.1II In lln- nn ilil - 1 lil till'
in 1 1 1 v in whiih tin- 1 il j mi 1 Hi I I'lii'i' uf
liu-iiii-i s, 1 f 11 ii uiii' I ir ri il 1 1' 11:1 1 l"li , ul
Ii'h,i iic u the managing agent i't lit-
lurin-y 111 furl 1 f it f'liriv'ii i'"i 1 ' 1 11 1 iuii,
lllllV Ir. 'I In- II I '. rill hlillll lil' tllkl II
iiinl .i if'ili 'l 111 tin' following 1 1 111 1 1 1 ii r
II ml 1 1 -1 -.1 Ihtw in-:
1 Tlir paily r-irnn.' In pppnil Innn
till' III t lull uf - I li 1 1 l.i. 11. 1 limy Ciltlse a
liul 11 i', tu In- :iii i liy himself, ilh'-lf,
il lit tnl IH'V, In l.r lilril with till' sn II -t:iiv
uf ni i l.i;ti'l Within live ilnv,
-1 1 1 1 r 1 j uii'l.iy, liuiu tlir linn' tlir li -
r u thr l iil'l l-- H-lm llt full IS I'ulll-
", W it II ill tl II d:l 1 uf I III' giltlg uf
Mill II iH'llrr tlir s;i, party, In In- klH'WII
lis I lir ii 1 1 11 I hint , shall 1 1 ! 1 ' Willi till'
l ink n thr 1 in int mint fnr tin- proper
lolllilv II t inn-i'l ipl ul lln- prtlti'ill fur
nii Ilill n II -i-i-Iiii tit , nr mii llllli II nf
llir irr.iiil u tlir cm. I linnr.l iim miiy be
Ill'i rilll V tu Hit r I I igrht ly ptrsrlit I III'
in 1 1 1. .11- tu l.r ..in-i liy tin- circuit
ulllt, I' l'itln t Willi II copy nf till' oltlrl
i'l llill'.ll takrll l till' sa'.d I "1 1 I , tlir
II. .tl. r ( ..) Ill, Ull'1 II. r -rr.,;. nf till'
ti 1 uii.' t In-11 . .f ; tl.riiullrr tin- i-ai'l nt-
lilt colli I i-1 in 1 1 II l r ju r Irt I ,rt . ill of I l.r
Inn Iter, Lilt in 'I 1 I In r i.-r.
'I'l . n 1 .j 1. 11 1 m 1:1 1 1 l.r lii iinl inn I ilr-
I rl In 1 111 .1 I ,y t ,r rl 1 1 'III I lull I t ill a Mil III
111:11 y in.iiiiiri, ami 'h.ill l.r .1. t. iiiun. .1
ll- Illl ri ( 1 1 1 1 .1 1 Ir CIII1S.C. I.iilli-r till' ap-
I .rl Iiinl ur an 'county In s 1 1 1 Ii 11 1 1 v J r -
I lull u( tin- a--rMMIIIi lit rul,il.llli-i uf is
i.r ma y In' 11 1 port a a in I iim 11 1 -1 !- mIiii 1 1
l.r tit It 1 1'. I tu 1 In- run 1 j 111 1 . a y nt tcin la tire
-'f W itllr"-l', tin. I In till- irn.lr Inn nf
IhhiLh iiinl j hi 1 .it-. If, iiHiti tin- Inur
ing. I In- mint limls tlir 11 T 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 at
which thr pl'opi-lty W II ti 1 1.1 I 1 V ll'Si-Srd
l.y thr m i hi I m.ir. I im its art mil full r.ih
Miliir, an. I thr 111 s-uniit was made
airly nli'l in good faith, it shall ap
.m r Min h ii-hri.Miiirlil ; hut if It finds
that thr aMrMMnriit was made at a
grrnh r ur less mim than thr artiial full
va-ll Villllr uf thr plupclty, i.r il thr
Hinir ii. Iinl fairly ur in good laith
liunlr, il i-hall Hi t aside such assessment
ii ml .Ii In in nir miii h value, and a rrrti-
linl ' 1 1 uf t In- ii.rr ur jllil(.'lnrnl uf
t i ir i 1 1 1 ! 1 1 1 limit i-hall hi- Miillirinit war
innt f r I hr n .i"i I i' .n mriit , h iii, ami
I'ullrrt in uf t.ii m at'ailiMt Miirh iruirt
ly an. I n " -n mih Ii ; i 1 i i ; i 1 i 1 1 su ilrtrim
iiinl. Nu .r. H rriliiiM f,,r thr a.ur
I inn n n i it , Irvy iii, ur i'uI li-rt inn nf la.M-M
avrainxt unv ii...rily mIhiII hr Mtaynl hv
Ira.Muii uf thr taklli;.' ur irlii!rln v uf anv
li I I m-u ffuiii thr Mai'l huaril; hut in
'rlit t hi' iimmi .sMinrlit is ilrrri'iiMi'il hv
lln - ii 1 1 1 mi a'ral, lln1 tax I'ullrrlurn
if t he Mrvrral ruiilit li s .nhal I rrfuinl tn
t lu mtmi ill i ir rnriui at inn j i; i y i 1 1 vr K.ii'l
;ixrn iiii Miirh iruirrty any i-snvMsivr
iiinuiint nf taxi'M I'lillrrtnl, ami nurli lax
-iilli'rui hhall ho rriiiihu.Mi il thrrcfiir
l.y tin- Mfvi'ial iiiiiiiiiMialit icH to wljlrli
In- may havi- d inl m rst-i 1 any miii'Ii I'Xci h
wivr ciillri't iuiiH, anil in rvciit tho iimmcms-in-lit
in iniTt'iiHi'il hy tin' court mi up
prill the pruprrty mIiiiII he liahlr fur Iho
ili-liiii'iii'y im I he ti 1 1 1 1 ii 1 1 1 1 uf Hue It in
Ti'aMi'i valuatiuii. In 'Vi-nt any ri-ap-Jiul
1 iullliu'lit an hctwrrn CuiinlicH in
inaili' hy tin- cniirt on appral, nrri
H ii n n I i n K inljust inriitH hhall hr mailr hy
llu tax ulli'cturH uf tin' I'liuiitits affrct
'il. Tin1 prnvifiuim nf law uNcriiin
oumIs ami iliMhursi-iiii'iitn mi appral nhall
Jm applirahlr hrri'tu. I'.i iiirnt uf taxi s
whilr appral iM prmliiin, nhall nut uprr
lilo an a waivrr nf tin- appeal nr llir
l iK'lil tn a n fiiinliiin uf taxi'H fnuiiil tu
ln I'Xi'rSMivi'ly iimmmmi'iI.
AHsi'-MiiH'iit liiinl wlii'ii rr ii-wt'il (Yr
lilii'il In ruiinty clerks A ppmi inn
iiient ami cu led inn .)
Seiiiuii L'.'l. After Ihc Haiti mil liaH
liceli reviewed hv I he said Htate hoard of
tux ciiiiiiiiissiuiiers the assessments
(herein nhall he dceiu.il complete.
Jfaid In ni ri I shall thereupon certify tn
he coiinly clerks of (he Hcvctal cnuii
ieH in, into, t hroiih, across, nr over
which the lines of said cninpauieH run
(Im niiiiilicr of miles of main and
hrniich lines of the said companicH,
and the respective values thereof appor
tioned to each of Hiich count ies ; and
i he Hcveral county clerks shall t here
upon apportion the amount ccrtilicd In
heir rcHpcctivu counties union the
vitics, towns, Hi'hool dihtiicls, road
ulisl ricts, ports and other municipal
4axin aencies and dihiricls in pl'iipul'
linii to tho lentli nf Hiich main and
liranch lines in each of Hiich iiiunici
pnlitics, multiply in the value per
mill) as iihnvo ascertained of such main
nnd hraiich lines hy the lcuth thereof
in each of such municipalil ies, and ap
purt inning thi) result to such municipal-
Di'Ulnli liiul cut off SiiiiiHon'i long Imlr.
"IfH a tiiflo coaise," hIiu wild, "hut I
nn lino it for a Hwllcli."
When it nn Ion Into, however, she ro
fli'i'tril that she could luivo ulilizeil Sam
won to iiiiieli lietter nilvmitiiKo hy exliiliit
Ug hi in in n nlnii window an aa adver
(iNeiiieiit of a hair tonic
The Iti'!j;lnna nro (trout p'geon hreeil
fTa, and one of tin) choicest Innig of thU
kind In tho true Antwerp carrlor, wblcb
U couiparatlvcly rare.
iliri, ami hhall I'litrr the Minn' in tin-iimmi-mniiii'i,!,
pill wlinh him hern ininli'
hy I he Cuiitil y iiMMri-Mur ami eiUli I i.nl
hy llir ciniiil v linnr.l uf e.iialial inn mi l
I'll iiflii"! tu I lie clerk . 'InmM hhall he
le ie ami ciillecteil upuli IIii-iimmi-mm-ineiiln
mi i inii'lr in thi-MaiNi' milliner
iilhrr I, HIM lire levil"! Il ml rul Irrle.l,
ami ill I he hii inr I i me nml Jiy the Maine
(I.inrlh uf line in minnr Huh'liviMiuiiM
In he repnltril tu ci unity eletk.)
Srrll'.n VI. Tn axMist the cniiiity
i lelli in nppuil iniiini; the Miii'l iim-cmm-
II n il I hi t w I ell t he Ml-V I I II I II 1 1 1 1 1 il i ill I i I H M
ul t :l in nnilil i m Ul illMltlllM ill hlM
euiiiilv, In- ih ii u 1 1 ioi i til tu reipiire, ami
it N liriehy llllnlr I hr ihlly uf I hr never-
III pel mi.IiH ul rul put nl iuliM liahle tu ItM
MMiliielil lllnletlhe pi i iv i -iuim nf thin
ail, In 1 1 p. ,t l t u t hr r. .ti nt y i In k , uiiilrr
n.illi, the length uf main ami drain h
Iiiii-m in i ni'li city, tnwii, hi huul ih-lriil,
mail il i-1 1 lit , putt ur nllirr mini hi pal
tax lii(. aeiicv ur (lihlrict in mih Ii euiiiitv.
-piuriim- - Tcmpnrary ullicerM.)
l A reenrd nf tin- pr'M-ced-
ii h liniird hhall he kept at the
pell In t he ilihpci t iull nf the
I nuijuiity "I the hull id hhall
I'll I'itul 1. 1
C ' 1 1 M l It l
hut a Icm
Mi lli e nf e
1 a iiluruui tu dn huMini
it nniiiher may meet and mi
ni I i me tu t line. I n t he ah
illnr the chairman nr the
hci rctiuy, the huard hhall aliliuint
tcliipuiiiry chairman ur mi-cii tary.
( A p
lintim-nt and duticM uf Hi-rretarv
I iriil liM-i-taner. )
i S'l tiun L'li. Said huard hhall, at il
I'iihI iiirrtin, hy a liiaj-.i ity vuti- nl al 1
the InrmhcrM, elect line uf t he a pp' .i li t -ie
1 1 1 -1 1 1 1 . - r mi Ihcicuf iim ncrctiiiy , w hn
hhall Mi-rve iim miii-Ii fur lu viiiim, and
until his Hucie-Mur in appuinled and
ijii.'iliticd. HlM MilcCiM-ur hhall he
elrctl ll hy II like Mile. 'I lie Hecietarv
hhllll keep a Icmid nf the pmci ci I i n
uf the huard, which hhall he ccrlllinl
hy the chaiimaii ainl n-cretary, and
kept ill t he ullice nf the haul hnaidat
'the hlate capilul, and hhall petfuiin
Miirh nthi-r duliiM ai may he rrcuirrd
l.y law ur hy Maid huaid. Thr nlhrr
a . it tin I i vr nu-in I. ir hhall pcrfurm hiich
ihitii Mii.M may hr .-pn ially rc'iiind hy
the hunli. M-iirh huard Inay llppnilit
iiiiil rciuuve at .lra-ure Mirh nther
clerkn a- may he lu ci-Mary , nut cxcei d
, in tun in nnmher, at a Miliary imt In
eveced f7r) per nmntli each.
i ( ( 'umpctixat inn nf appointive ineliiherM
and clerkM 'rtavelin eXieliMeH.)
Scctinll L'7, The liu-liiherM nf Hilid
i huard, except the nvcriinr, hecretary uf
htate and htate t rriiMiirrr, hhal! receive
us cuiiipriiMatiull fur their ncrviccH the
: fnlluwin iiinumitM, tu wit, the hum uf
i dullarH per annuiii, payuhlc
1 ipiartcr-annually, iim the Malarii h uf u'.h
, er Hlate ullicel m an- paid . lach uf the
i iiiriiil'i'iM uf Maid huard hhall he entitled
tu receive his liccei-aiy tiavcliii cx
' pi-n-eM w h i Ir t racl in away Imin thr
capital nil the 1 1 1 1 - i 1 1 1 - - H nf thr hnanl,
which expcli'-iH mIiiiII he iteinicil hy
the perMun inciirrin tin- Manic, and
when the h.ilue i- apU"Mil hv the
1 chairman hhall he paid tip-m warrant
drawn hy the Mccn-taiy uf hlate upuli
the htate ttca'-urcr mil uf any funds nut
ii'herwi.-e Mpceilically appmpriated hy
(Ses iuiis Where held To he furnish
ed with utlicc, print in and supplies.)
Sect imi "K. Thr said huard shall
Imld its reular sessions at the state
capital, and hhall he furnished hy the
Hecretary nf slate w ilh an ullice at the
state capitul, and necessary supjilies
and print in, in the same manner as
ut her state nllicers. Said hoard may
hold sessions at any place In this state
when deemed neci ssary to facilitate the
dischare of its tiusincss.
( Fxuiuiiint ion of witnesses Hunks and
Section -II. The said hoard, or any
incmher thereof, in conformity to the
resolution r rules of the hoard, nhall
have the power to Hiihpuena and ex
amine w itiie-ses, to administer oaths,
and shall have access to and the power
to order the product imi of any hooks or
papers in the hands of any person,
coinpanv, or corporation whenever
necessary in the prosecution of any in
ipiiries deemed necessary or proper in
t heir ollicial capicity. Any person who
shall disohey any suhpocnii or suhpocliu
luces tecum of the said hoard, or anv
liieiuhcf (hereof, or refuse to testify
when rcipiired so to do hy said hoard,
or any incmher thereof, shall he deemed
uilty of a misdemeanor, and upon con
viction thereof nhall he punished as
provided hy law t hercfor.
(False Htatcnicnls or testimony Per
jury.) Sect inn . '10. Any person who shall
wilfully present or furnish to the said
hoard, or any inciuhcr thereof, any
statement rciuired under this act, or
which may he rcipiired hy said hoard, or
any tneuihcr thereof, under the powers
itr this act contained, which statement
nhall hn false or fraudulent, or shall
ivo testimony In-fore said hoard, or
any ineiuher thereof, which shall he
falsi) or fraudulent, shall he deemed
uilty of perjury, and upon convict on
thereof shall he punished us hy law
otherwise provided for such crime.
(Filling vacancy Majority of appoint-
A Daimrruua Kuuuf allon.
"I don't believe you love nie any
more," pouted the favorlto wife of tho
unconverted cannibal king.
"On tho contrary, my dear," he re
torted, smacking his Hps, ominously, "I
think you r sweet enough to out."
Deposits in German savings banks last
year amounted to no less than n'no thou
sand million marks, or about $2,000,-
In if fi -1 m Miillirii-nt. )
Kei I inn .'II, In rune a vacancy MiaH
incur l.y leii-inn dentil, I cm ilial I lull , nr
ninuval nf cither nf the appuilit ive
Ii n- In I i-1 M if Ma if I hunt'l, the luvcriinr,
mi i ii t.ny nf htnlr, and wlnle t n iiHiirer,
in tin juiiitly, nhall nppuiiit a HUcccMHnr
In fill nut the mux pi I id Ii Nil nf the
liicmhrr win. He nllii r in IhiiH made VII
cmit, and In mnkin mim li npp ii lit merit
theyhhnll lint iijipmiit u priMuii frufn
the Miiine pnliliral party iim the remain
lli ii -1 i 1 1 1 1 Ive meiiiher. Whenever ill
imik in ii ppni nt men) 4 pruvi'h d in IIiIm
in I, the uveinut, hecretnry nf ntatc ami
Hlate licahurei an- te'uiici tu act. jnint
ly, the m l inn nr vntr nf a liinjurity (if
lln in hhall lie muIIii ii-nt if they ai lint
( A 1 In Will n e i if w it IK MM fi cM a lid I ll i lcile . )
Sect inn WitlilHMCM llMlifyill he-
fuir t he Maid humd, nr any Im lilln-r
thclcnf, hhall healluwcd theHaliie feeH
tur per dii in and mileage hh alluwed in
nil caiiMi-H in the circuit cnuit, and
lln- .-.Mini' Mhnll he paid hy Warrant nf the
Mrcntniy nf Mtnle upuli t he Ht ate t reiiH
uicr iipun tin- certificate nf any ni'lnher
nf Maid huard. Nu tender nf WltncMM
fei m nr mi i h-ae in adviince hhall he
In ci 'M.iar V.
(Micrifl.i In nerve priMCMM, etc.)
Seel j,,,, It hhall he the
Mi rvr n
I ' 1 1 1 1 r '
riffs nf t he Hcveral cnimt icH tu
I i.mceMM, .aii tHand huhnnenaH
d hy Maid hnanl i.r any inein
teuf, and tu make return nf the
i the Maid humd.
nf the huard
( la im-' and ili-d . I
Sect inn .'M. The hanl huard nhall
meet nil the McCul.d al.d fulirtll Wl'dlie-'-
d.iVM nf inch muiilh tu pa-s upun all
In.iltiT-i prnperly r"inili.' I.efure the
huard fur ri iihid. rat inn. All ncri-H-'ary
r.. I - aii. I i-xpriiMrx uf Maid huard nhall
ailtlitid, II 1 1' i n I. miii r vniirhrrs, and,
ii I iii ui.i-r nl tin- li 'anl. In- i.anl nut
.I'li-r nf the I
hy the nei ri tary
ca--h value a.
nalli as t
Srct ion .';. . For I he
Mi-tin thr said hoiud :n niipcrvis in
llir in-set-hlnelits Ill.ldr ill till' H-VlTal
miiiitii'M, and that all a.-Mcs.-mciitH of
pmpeity ill this state he liiade nccurd
in to law, every county iissehsur in
this htate, at the t in f the return hy
hi m uf Ii is as mi f fluent mil, hhall take
and hiil fcrihr to an oath in Hihstun
tially thr fnlluwin lanu:ie and forin,
which nath nhall N- f.n thwith filed hy
him with the mid ntatc huard ni tax
ri .nmi-hi' 'iiers, naiiicl v :
tr I iuv
fn.mif of av'tr),
;ii'.oin(ri. niiiilitu-.l atiit art-
...nir ..I liu- ali.tvr n:inir.l cninly, tin
li:li!y mi-h th.-il I li.ir illlu'rr.tly ami In
t hr- l.i
I rl my aln'ilv .ltrs.l all iM-Trty in
-.ii.lv. wl.it h l.y la 1 am .t-nr.illi-d to
.1 tli- l ill c.r-h value thrrrt.f; that I
.. wilfully ami kimw ic.ily omitti-il In
;.i y iK-is.-n nr t'lt jifiiy, or arnsrt
l nii.icr tlir full c.r-h value tln-rct.f
i -p. 1 1 y or il.it of ii.icity wh.ilt-vrr.
I Sinn.it'.nr of a----rM"rl.
rt itint aii'l nwi rn lii tirforc mc lhi
l.,y of I'l...
-.11 I t.
il "r is,
i Sik-natiiir an.) title
l:Ti. ial sml )
( Penalty for utnissi
m to file
i assess property.)
Sect imi H'i. Any assessor w ho .shall
fail, iielect, or refuse to make and
suhscrihe to an oath as aforesaid, or
shall fail, Iielect, or refuse to tile the
same with the said state hoard of tax
commissioners, or nhall w ilfully and
i kiiowinly omit to assess any person or
property hy him iissessahle, or shall
assess under or over the full cash value
: thereof any property or class of prop
erty whatever, nhall he deemed uilty
juf a misdemeanor. The juduicnt of
I conviction of anv such assessor for a
j violation of the provisions of this sec
lion shall of itself work a forfeiture of
(Members of lioard not to accept pass
or gratuity. )
Section 37. It shall be unlawful for
any member of said board, directly or
indirectly, to accept any free pass,
frank, or gratuity whatever, from any
person or corpurat ion liable to assess
ment under the provisions of this aft.
Any member of said hoard violating the
provisions of this section shall be
deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and
the judgment of conviction thereof shall
of itself work a forfeiture of the olhce
held by such member.
(Companies liable to assessment to
maintain olhce in htate.)
Section .'IS, I'.very railroad company,
union stat ion and depot company, and
electric railway comimny doing business
as such within this state, and every
heat, light, power, water, pis, and
electric company doing business as
such, ns otic system, partly within this
state and partly without, or so doing
business in more than one county of
the state, shall establish and maintain
at some fixed point within the state a
principal ullice, and shall maintain
thereat n secretary or managing agent.
(Terms person, i'oinpny, corporation,
Section 3'.). Tho terms person, com
pany, corporation, or association,
whenever used in this net, Him 1 1 apply
to and he construed to refer respective
ly to any person, firm, joint stock com
piiy, association, syndicate, copart
nership, or corporation engaged in car
rying on any liusiness, the propel ty of
which is subject to taxation under
(To lie continued next week)
"There goes another of those automo
biles, (lee! How it smells! lint why
doesn't it iniike the regular chug chug
"ltoenusp it runs by electricity."
"Why er so it does." Chicago Trib
une. A riituro.
Mrs. Kawlcr How do you like your
new girl Y
Mrs. Homer She's a Jewel. Hut she
isn't a new girl. We've had her nearly a
OFFER HIGHER PAY
Secretary Hitchcock Proposes a
Plan to Keep Employes.
GOVERNMENT SALARIES TOO LOW
Scores of Potlal Clerks Resign and
tfficiency of Service Will
Wahiiitnii, I -, .'!!. laliuri
thin time to increase materially
''iliiH'li"lit inn nf pOMtuUire einpluycM,
t liu" kecpiri jifice w ith the iidvatii'in
wiii-h in other lines of employment ,
w i 1 1 ncrioilMly jeopard ie the efliciency
nf I he service. This Htaterncnt was
taken from tin-annual n-jiort of First.
,Mi-tant Post master tieneral Ilitch
cisk, miide puhlic t'slay. The rn-ed of
inn lemlut iull to make the post 11 I ser
vice under the cirniiiintiincrs more at
tractive in order to retain present em
pl'.vcn and as an incentive for ood men
to i liter the service is treated exteii
hisely hy Mr. Hitchc'H k, w ho present ft
ilnn fur the consideration of conress.
UeMinations from tin- service have
itn reused nt im alariiiin rate and the
ntaiidard of men oin into the service
ha- rent ly deti-riorale'l in the last fis
cal year. Mr. Hitchcock's rejsirt
hhows that in Hie first and second class
otlices th. ire were approximately II'), Out)
clerks in the rades ranin from $'i)0
to 1 ,')()() and of these clerks II,: WW) or
nhout 111..'! per cent risiiieil durin
tin-year. Of 00D letter carries at
tached to these otlices, (101 or lilsillt
ll'i percent voluntarily left the service.
Mr. 1 1 itchciirk recommends estahlish
in for lioth cleks nml curries six nidrs
of compensation, the annual salary to
Im- feud for the initial zr.idc, hoo for
the second rade and for the four su''
ccedinz rades f'.'OO, 1 ,01)0, 1,1')')
and 1,L'0() reMjiecti vely, and providing
f r the ndvancemrnt of cli-rks ari'l car-rit-r-i
in first class oflicrs from f'iOO ini
tial rade to $Ht)i after one year's ser
viee, to $'.il)() after two years' service,
to 1 1,000 after three years' service and
for the advancement of clerks and car
riers in second class ollires to $Sn0 af
ter one year's service and to f'.KH) after
two vears' service.
FOG CAUSPS WRECK.
Thirty-five Killed and Many Injured in
Suburb of Washington.
Washinton, Dim-. 31. An appalling
disaster resulting in the death of alsnit
.'. persons and injuries, as far as can
In learned, to alnnit 50 persons, occur
red aliout t):.'50 o'clock last night on the
Halt itnore it Ohio railroad at Terra
Cot ta, a suhiirh of Washinton. The
Frederick City, Md., local No. (!t, on
the point of pullin out from the sta
tion, was run into hy a train made up
entirely of eiht empty coaches hound
from the West for Washinton.
The enincer could not nee the hlock
on account of the heavy fo and plung
ed ahead on his mission of death. A
dense fo and drizzling rain prevailed
during the day and the night and to
the inahility of the engineer of the rear
train to see the signal showing that
another was in the block is attributed
the accident. The grade at t lie place
v here the accident occurred is down
ward and the tracks were slippery.
ilie wrecked train was composed of
, " fURine, smoking ear and two day
coaches. I he two rear coaches were
reduced to kindling wood, and t ho rear
of the smoker v. as telescoped. So great
was the imjmct that the local train was
scattered along the truck for a consid
erable distance. Fortunately the wreck
age did not take fire.
Trallic was delayed by the accident,
and it was after midnight before the
liodies of the dead could lie brought to
the city. There was an entire absence
of any attempts at theft. As soon as
possible the bodies were covered and
laid aside to await the coming of the
tiain sent irom t lie city.
From the appearance of the bodies it
is believed that nearly all of the vic
tims were killed outright or died with
in a few minutes after the accident.
Russia Delays Fixing Date.
Iyondon, Pec. 31. For some time
tireat l'ritain has been trying to induce
lviissia to ti x a date for the next Hague
peace conference, but thus far without
success. It has been urged that May
would lie the most convenient month,
but although this suggest ion w as made
early in the fall, no reply has been re
ceived. The l'ritish delegates probably
will include a cabinet minister in ad
dition to James Bryce, the newly ap
pointed American ambassador. How
ever, the delegates w ill not be announc
ed until something is heard from Russia.
Want Japan to Show Spite.
Victoria, 15. C, Dec. 31. Advices
were received today by steamer Teucer,
from Yoknhonia, that considerable op
position is Indng developed as a result
of the anti-American feeling in Jaimn
against the proposed visit of a Japanese
licet to tho Jamestown exhibition and
Cnited States ports. An influential
member of the house of peers is quoted
as saying the proposed outlay of H00,
000 to send the fleet must not be ap
proved. Give Pope Money to Fight France.
Koine, Hec. 31 Tho pope has receiv
ed many important donations to help
him ln tho dilliculties with France.
They include $400,000 from Kniperor
Francis Joseph of Austria and $400,000
from Cardinal Vashary, archbishop of
A PROSPEROUS 8TATE.
X r vr Month Wnlra, Analrnlln, 1hnw
flomnrhfiM llvrlopin' nt.
Tho a zrl ni I turn I nml Industrial Activ
ity nf New South Wales, Australia. N
liiijirovliiK constantly. Iiist year the
State produced In dairying and nllied
mtercHts Kiss-in valued at ?i ci' .'".
:hN Hum Including, In addition to hiitter
Iinl chisse, the profit on Hwlrie, Jioul
try farming and the mhhlt Industry.
The hutfer fxis'tcd from the State
weighed nearly il'i,'),') jKiunds, and
drought to the owner SI,')?.'), which
iis an addition to the puhlic wealth of
Ilie State, 'f'h'1 output of hiicon and
hams has Increased nearly 1.V) jut cent
t'tilizlng ii fs-st, the ral.hlt indus
try Is rapidly assuming the linSrt:mre
if n staple, f luring Inst year, .''..I.Vi.'soo
inirs of rahhlts and hares were ex port -d,
In addition to 4. .!).'!'' I tkiijikN of
nihliit and hare skins, the value of the
whole cmoiintlrig to H.."75I,i.,,, J doti
hl that of the firevious year. Then?
wru also an Increased export of poul
try, aliuosif the whole of which went to
South Africa and Asiatic port..
The IlllUiher of sheep In New South
Wales In l!i.. wa estimated at 40.MKI,
an Increase of 20 per cent o.ver the
lecnrd of HCi-l.
There were also 1f)fM.) cattle nnd
IH'i.'XMi horsem in the State. The horses
exported to, countries outside the com
monwealth nurnls-red t.'', nnd were
valued at f.'iil.K.'O. The wool exports
aregatod ?i;7.2.'!l ,:vx, an Increaso of
mure than 1." per cent; and the live
'liw'i exjsirt were valuer at $7..'f4. !).").
The meat exports were $.''..')7!. XiT, or
n I most li.V) per cent more than those of
In mineral production, to. New
South Wales In constantly adding to
her past records. In 1!4 this produc
tion was valwed nt S.'Jl.l'iO ,000; last
year It reached ?.':.i,'s:).7. Its ikihsI
hilitles are desorllxsl as enormous. Coal
cf.nstituted ahout one-flfth of the out
put, and copper and lead each one-seventh.
Sliver Increased to $1.441.oon,
more than 40 jier cent heyond the re--ord
for JIHht; tin to $2,.?.',0,'io. while
sjKdter. which showtsl a production of
..'::.-.. V.K) ln V.xt-l, figured at ?'i,7."4.715
jin the market values of last year. There
i are many known deposits of keroM-ne
.shale of a payahle ijuality in New So.uth
Wales, hut keroM-ne Is imported from
the Cnited States and elsewhere.
The tonnage of shipping entering
Sydney harlmr amounted to 4,'.)7,51t,
or nearly half that of Liverpool, and
more than that of Hull. Cae Town,
Itrenien. Havre, Copenhagen, iSostti or
Shanghai. Prosperous conditions are
evident on nil sides. The savings hanks
show a handsome Increase In deposits.
The value of deposits last year wns
J';7,4!)1.2''iO. Sixteen thousand more de
positors held accounts than during the
previous year, and their deposits aver
age $is.t'5 for the year.
Less than one-seventieth of the 310,
(HX) square miles of the State has been
turned over hy the plough, hut the pro
duction last year averaged $o5, a
stpiare mile of the entire area. The
population on Decernlier 31 was 1,478,
i"0, and the total wealth produced dur
ing the year wns $150 a head for every
man, woman and child. Very few. If
any. States in the world can rival this
TOAD HAS MANY VIRTUES.
Frera Kitchen and Kardena of Cock,
roarhea and Other IIiik.
Few well-meaning creatures have
been more thoroughly misunderstood
than the homely, meditative, aud retir
Formerly the toad was considered a
venomous reptile, but in our day Its
habits have been more carefully ob
served, and Its great value to the jx
mologlst and gardener has been fully
established on account of Its propen
sity for destroying Insects.
We should, therefore, cultivate the
friendship and assistance of the in
sectivorous reptiles. Including the strip
ed snake, as well as that of birds.
Kvery tidy housewdfe detests the
cockroach, mice, and other vermin.
Two or three domesticated toads would
keep the coast clear of these, and
would lie found more desirable than a
cat, as they are wholly free from tres
passing on the rights of man as does
the cat The toad is inissessed of a '
timid and retiring nature, loving dark1
corners and shady places, but under 1
kind treatment becoming quite tame.
Many Instances might be cited of
pet toads remaining several years In i
a family, aud doing most valuable serv
ice with no other comiensatIon than
that of Immunity from persecution.
All that Is necessary to secure their
co-operation. In door or out, is to pro
vide them with cool and safe retreats
by day, convenient access to water, and
they will go forth to the performance
of their nocturnal duties "without
money and without price."
In Kurope. toads are carried to the
cities to market, and are purchased by
the horticulturists, who by their aid
are enabled to keep In check the mul
tiplication of the Insect tribes which
prey upon their fruit, tlowers, etc.
No one can study the anatomy of
this reptile without being convinced of
Its Krfect adaptation to its sphere.
Its tongue, which Is capable of great
elongation. Is attached to the anterior
jMirtlon of the lower Jaw; Its free end,
when the toad is ln repoe, reaching
down to the borders of the stomach.
W hy She Took Illm,
Mother Why did you accept Charlie
from among all the young men who
have paid you attention? Daughter
Heenuse he was the only one that had
the good taste to propose.
Two heads are better than a dozeu
lu a love utrulr.
"What makes you think he married
her for her money?" "She does." .
Kvery innn has his faults, hut no
man has ns runny ns his wife thinks he
has. Chicago Itecord-Hernld.
"Weren't you fired by the collega
nlrlt when nt Yale?" "No. Hy the
president" Cleveland Press.
"Will they hang the prisoner?" "Not
yet. His lawyers managed to hang
the Jury." llaltlmore American.
"I would share your every sorrow."
"Hut I have no sorrows." "Walt till
we're inn rr led." Cleveland leader.
"You kiss like an expert," said the
pretty maid. "How do you know I
do?" queried the mere man. Chicago
"How much did he make out of that
latest graft scheme?" "A clean mil
lion." "You mean a million." Cleve
land Plain Iiealer.
Mrs. Hoyle I hear that your son
had to leave college. Mrs. Doyle
Yes; he studifd too hard, learning the
football signals. Puck. .
"What do you think of this theory
of living out of doors?" "It all de-I-nds
on whether you leave the house
voluntarily, or are put out" Detroit
"liobby, did you have a good time
at the picnic?" "Yes, mother." "Why
didn't you stay until it was over?"
"What was the use, mother? We were
through eating." Milwaukee Sentinel.
"Alas:" sighed the poet. "We can
no longer keep the wolf from the door."
"Oh, I don't know," rejoined bis wife.
"You might sit on the front step and
read one of your jioeras aloud." Chi
cago Dally News.
The ancients thought the world
was flat" "Well, I don't blame 'em.
The.v had no chorus girls, no cigar
ettes, no bridge, no society Journals.
It must have been In those days." -Philadelphia
Mr. Nervous I love the smell of mo
tor cars: Hostess Really? What an
extraordinary taste! Why do you
like It? Mr. Nervous Because when
you smell It you know the danger's
past Topeka Journal.
"Here's something about the Dutch
stealing one of the Philippine Islands.
I wonder what Uncle Sam will do
about it?" "Well, it would serve thein
right if he refused to take it back."
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"I suppose you motto Is, 'Be sure
you're right and then go ahead.' "
"Not in the financial game," answered
Mr. Dustin Stix. "My motto is, 'Be
sure you're ahead; then you're all
right.'." Washington Star.
"Well, Tommy," said the visitor, "I
suppose you like going to school?"
"Oh, yes," answerer Tommy, "I like
goin' all right, and I like comln' home,
but it's stayln there between times
that makes uie tired." Chicago News.
No Nerve Chuggerton How's your
new chauffeur? Carr Had to fire him;
he used to be a inotormau. Chugger
ton Too reckless, eh? Carr Reck
less, nothing! Why, I couldn't breafc
him of the habit of slowing up at
crossings !" Puck.
Aseuin Is your boss going to give
you the raise you asked for?' Clark
Well er I'm afraid to say. I told
him I thought my pay should be com
mensurate with the amount of work I
do and he promptly agreed with me.
Footpad (with revolver) Hold up
yer hands! Victim You can go
through me if you want to, but I'll
be dad-dinged if I'm going to hold up
my hand any more! I'm tired of doing
It. You're the third since I left tho
lodge. Chicago Tribune.
"They say you allow your husband
to carry a latch key now." "So I do.
But the key doesu't fit the door. I
Just let him carry It to humor him.
He likes to show It to his friends, you
know, and make them think he's Inde
pendent." Los Angeles Times.
"If ye please, mum," said the ancient
hero, ln an appealing voice, as he stood
at the back door of the cottage on
washday, "I've lost my leg " "Well,
I ain't got it," snapped the woman
fiercely. And the door closed with a
bang. Ladles' Home Journal.
An nppllcaut for the post of mis
tress in a country school was asked:
"What is your jnisltlon lu regard to the
whipping of children?" She replied:
"My usual position is on a chair with
the child held firmly across my kuees,
face downward!" Rural World.
"Y'ou'll find I'm hard to discourage,"
said the persistent suitor melodramat
ically. "Some day I'll make you ad
mit you love me, and then and not
till then I will die happy." "I'll say
It now," replied the heartless girl. "I
don't mind telling a lie for a good end."
Hotel Clerk (suspiciously) Your
bundle lias come apart May I ask what
that queer thing Is? Guest This is a
new patent fire escape. I always car
ry it, so in case of fire I can let my
self down from the hotel window? Seel
Clerk (thoughtfully I see. Our terms
for guests with fire escaies, sir, ar
invariably cash lu advance. New York