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Lloyd George, tht late premier
of England, seems to think that (
a man may be down but never
out. He is going to make a
strenuous fight to get up, but
he has much to contend with,
and probably the greatest obsta
cle will be his long tenure of the
office of prime minister. The
English people have a habit of
changing tht ir ministers eve'y
s> often on general principles.
Published every Thursday at
Estacada. Oregon ___
UPTON H. GIBBS
Editor and Manager.
S ubscription R ates
N E W S , T H U R S D A Y , O C T . 26, 1922.
Entered at the postoffice in Estacada
Oregon, as second-class mail.
In this campaign, Walter Pierce has gone
about the country melo-dramatically tearing tax
bills in two by way of illustrating what he will
do to taxes if elected.
The voter, then, should analyze the tax mat
ter to the extent of becoming informed as to
just what part the governor plays in imposing
or reducing taxes.
‘Great is truth and it pr<-
Is.” is a scriptural n ixsn ,
which we commend to the at
tention of politicians.
A B O U T G H O STS
The Eve of All Hallows ap
proaches when according to tra declared:
dition, witches, sprites, hobgob “ I am thy father’s spirit;
lins and ghosts hold high carnival Doom’d for a certain term to
walk the night
A t least in certain localities ma
And for the day confined to fast
terial signs of their supposed
presence are discerned the fol Till the foul crimes done in my
days o f nature
lowing morning. De ghostibus
burned and purged away.”
non est disputandum, as some
e evil that men do lives
are entirely skeptical, while oth
ers believe in them. The writer after them,” and causes disqui
professes to belong to the latter etude and distress to those they
class, for although many spec leave behind as well as to them
tral appearances may be explain selves. It is not surprising if
ed away, yet there are a large they retain any knowledge of
number which cannot be dismiss their past lives, that they should
be earth bound. But then the
ed as hallucinations.
question arises, why should some
The mystery attaching them
return and appear and not others
possesses a peculiar fascination
who likewise suffered or were
for certain minds and tempera
guilty of grievous wrong? And
ments. Europe, whose history
so we find ourselves as much in
dates back for centuries, is rife
the dark as before about the mat
with stories about them.
ter, and fail back on the obser
England and Scotland hundreds
vation o f the melancholy Danish
o f castles and mansions are re
prince to his friend; that:
ported and believed to be haunt
‘There are more things in heav
ed, and when their history is
en and earth, Horatio,
known it is not surprising. Of
Than are dreamt o f in your phi
course allowance must be made
for the play o f
which under certain conditions
A friend told the writer the
is most active.
A friend of other day that he could not vote
the writer officiated at the fu for either candidate for goverU
neral o f a Mrs. A and the night nor, nor could he support the
following was entertained at the school bill, and at the same time
home o f the deceased. He was did not wish to knock it, so he
put in the bedroom formerly oc would not vote either for gover
cupied by her, though not the one nor or on the bill.
in which she died. On being will do likewise?
asked by the writer the next
day how he had slept, he replied.
“ Not at all well, for I kept see
ing a thousand Mrs. A ’s.” This
was o f course due to a nervous
temperament, heightened by the
knowledge o f some distressing
features connected w i t h her
In the first place, the voter should know that
the t al levy in Oregon for 1922 is $10,473,906.
This is a reduction of over $1,500,000 from
last year, so that it will be seen the high cost of
government following the war is already reced
O f this 1922 levy of 40 million, over 31 mil
lion was for county, city and school district
purposes, over which the governor could have
no possible control whatever.
O f the remaining 9 million for state purposes,
only 3 Y t million are taxes over which the legis
lature has any discretion, and of this amount
only V /i million are for the actual expenses of
state government and m ight therefore, in even
the remotest degree, be charged to the methods
employed by the governor in administering tho
Mayor Baker of Portland in
handling the 1. \V. VV. shows
himself as fortitcr in re but not
suaviter in modo.
Cheer up, in two weeks the
agony will be over.
Mrs. J. E. Shibley, with her
little son, Norman, came from
Cortland, Saturday to visit her
husband who is at work in the
camps above Faraday. She re
turned to her home in Portland.
In passing, it should be noted that this state
levy is an increase of 41 per cent, since 1916,
and not several hundred per cent, as stated on
various occasions by the democratic candidate.
It should also be noted that less than half of
this 41 per cent occurred during Mr. Olcott’s
administration. This ability to keep down the
cost of the state government to so small an
increase, when living expenses in the ordinary
home in the same period increased over 100 per
cent, is a most creditable showing.
MR. P IE R C E ’S T A X RECO RD
It is proper at this point to examine Mr.
Pierce’s own record on taxes and see if past
actions as a legislator square with his words.
O f the $9,376,289 of state taxes for 1922,
which include the millage taxes, MR. P IE R C E
S P E C IF IC A L L Y
H AS A P P R O V E D
$8,564,039, or 92 per cent. H e had no chance
at most of the other 8 per cent.
Of the 1922 state taxes, Pierce introduced
bills accounting for $1,429,126, or 15 per cent.
In addition to this, he voted for tax bills
introduced by others to the amount of $6,114,-
109, and he has given his public approval on
numberless occasions of measures passed since
he was returned from the legislature causing
taxes amounting to $1,020,804, making a total
of state taxes approved by Pierce of $ 8 , 564 , 038 ,
or 92 per cent of the total ?922. There is no
telling how much of the remainder he might
have approved if he had had a chance, and it
may be significant that the state taxes have
decreased over 11 per cent since Mr. Pierce was
retired from the State Senate.
Mr. Pierce has always been a consistent tax
booster. He voted against only three per cent
of all the appropriations of the 1919 session of
the legislature and voted for all the appropria
tions of the 1920 special session.
In 1917 Mr. Pierce introduced a bill to exempt
money, notes, mortgages and accounts from
taxation. Y et he poses as being anxious to
take the burden o ff real estate!
He voted for submission o f $400,000 bond
issue to build a new penitentiary.
Mr. Olcott, at no T A X expense and with
prison labor, has fixed up the old penitentiary
In excellent shape for another 25 years.
Mr. Pierce voted against accepting road ma
chinery from the government. That machinery
now amounts in value to $1,800,000.
GO V ERN O R O L C O T T ’S RECO RD
The above are but a few of the extravagances
of Pierce. Mr. Olcott, on the other hand, has
conducted the business of the state In an eco
nomical, sane and business-like manner. He
has saved the state thousands of dollars because
of his level-headedness and his intimate knowl
edge of state affairs. He built a new Boys’
Industrial School Building by diversion of a
millage fund, and therefore, without a single
cent additional tax. He has insisted upon devel
opment of the various state farms connected
with the state institutions until the present year
shows the unprecedented income from this
source of $491,511. He is no talker, no politi
cian, no idle promiser and is not seeking re-elec
tion under false pretenses nor catering to preju
dice, but is going to the people on his own
splendid record, confident that if he can but get
that record and Mr. Pierce’s record before the
voters of Oregon that he will be vindicated on
election day, Tuesday, Nov, 7fJj,
Vote for Olcott
ALWAYS ON HAND
At Prices that are right
■ H H H a M n
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purely trick3 o f the memory or
the subconscious mi n d .
writer had one such experience.
He was calling on a lady who
had lost her husband a f e w
months before. This had occur-
cured when he was at school
away from home, and it happen
ed that this was his first visit to
her, after his return home for
the holidays. He was standing
looking out o f the window of
the reception room, when he
turned around toward the fire
place, and for a minute or two,
he could have sworn to seeing
this lady’s husband sitting by it
and looking toward him. It is ::
perfectly easy to account for the
above from natural causes, but
it is not so when reliable peo
ple testiv to having seen appari
tions o f those o f whom they
knew nothing whatsoever. Is it
possible that there may be such
t h i n g s as atmospheric films,
which retain impressions, which
under suitable conditions become
manifest? The weirdest place in
which the writer has ever been,
was the cell in the tower of Lon
don, in which state prisoners,
■onie o f whom were o f the high
est lineage, and bearing historic
names, were kept, awaiting ei
ther trial or execution. The walls
are covered with carvings, in
the making of which these pris
oners had sought to while awav
The atmosphere of
this cell is most favorable for
pscychic photography. Only a
man o f the strongest nerves
could stay in it all night, without
seeing, feeling or hearing some
The reason usually attributed
for the unrest o f these departed
spirits, is for some grave wrong
done to or by them during their
lifetime. The ghost in Hamlet
When a candidate for the high office o f governor bases his candidacy on certain
claims and promises as to what he w ill do if elected, the public is entitled to have his
claims analyzed and examined.
Thursday. October 26, 1922.
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