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Volume 31
Number 20
Billsboro Tndepcndcnn
HIVING iIThTimlis.ier7
Republican in Politics.
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Hlllaboro, Oregon.
Office: Rooms 3. 4 and 6. Morgan Blk
Hlllaboro, Oregon.
Office: Central Block, Rooms 6 and 7.
Hlllaboro, Oregon.
Office, in Union 151k.. with H. B. Iluaton
ffl ; liooina 6, 4 and 5, Murttan Block
Hlllaboro, Oregon.
8. T. LINKLATER. M. B. C. M.
Hlllaboro, Oregon.
Office, upetairi, oer The Delta Drug
Store. Office houra 8 to 12 ; 1 to 6, and
In the evening from 7 to U o'clock.
Hlllaboro, Oregon.
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r. A. BAILEY, M. D.
Hlllaboro, Oregon.
Offlce: Morgan Dalley block, np
atalra, room a VJ. 13 and IS. Kealdence
8. W. cor. Uaae Line and Second ate.
Both 'phones.
r. J. BAILEY, M. D.
Hlllaboro, Oregon.
Offlce: Morgan-Bailey block, up
atalra with F. A. Bailey. Realdence,
N. E. corner Third and Oak eta.
A. B. BAILEY, M. D.,
Hillsboro, Oregon.
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from t.MUi 12; l:t to a, and 7 to . KeMdeuoa
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Notary Public and Collections.
Tree Delivery
Of the best Fish, Game and
Meats. Our delivery is prompt
and in all parts of Hillsboro.
We have inaugerated a
new Schedule in Prices
and this together with our de
livery system makes this Hills
boro' s popular market.
Corwin & Heidel.
Having purchased the Central
Meat Market, we wish to announce
to former patrons and the public,
that we have established a free de
livery and have reduced the prices
on all meats. For the best cuts
nd best service possible we res
pectfully solicit your patronage.
Hod Growers' Samples and correspond
enca solicited wifh a view to buying
their hope at ruling market prices.
Hans C. Wahlberg,
22 I S' Morrison St., Cor. 1st,
Tortland. Telephone, Pacific M0.
leca JVIeat frlarket I
S. J. GALLOW AYJropriclor.
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St., Nn-ond Door Went of Har
trropf"s Fed Store.
A Bill to Be Introduced Neat Winter
te Make Cevnty Treeeurere
Taa Cellectere.
A bill will be presented to the
legislature at its next session to
take the collection of county taxes
out of the hands of the sheriff and
put it into the office of the county
treasurer. Many persons believe
that a treasurer's duty is to collect
taxes, pay warrants as they are pre
sented, attend to the financial end
of county affairs and let the sheriff
do the business pertaining to the
sheriffs office, while others think
the present system of allowing the
sheriff to collect taxes is good
enough. But two states in the Uni
on California and Oregon has
its taxes collected by the sheriff, a
strong argument in favor of mak
ing a change in Oregon. A bill of
this kinal will be presented to the
legislature this wintet and we
would ask our readers to give us
their written opinion whether
change will be beneficial. Leave
out the question of expense to the
county, lor whether such a bill
passes or not there will he addition
al expense in Washington county,
lor the sherin s othce must be en
larged if the collection of taxes con
tinues in that office, for the officials
are already cramped for room, and
as the county is growing constantly,
the business naturally increases,
until it is an absolute necessity to
make more room, which will have
to be done in a very short time.
The following from the Report of
Tax Commission, bears directly on
the subject. It will be found on
pages 72, 73 and 74 ot that publica
tion, a copy of which can be had
upon request at the county clerk's
office: '
Among the many suggestions which
have been made to this Commiaelon by
the ofTici'ie charged with duties relating
to the collection of taxee, none hae been
more often reiterated than that the
treasurer should be made the tax collect
or inatead of the sheriff. The argu
ment! (or auch a change are fully and
yet teraely stated in a communication to
the Commiasion, made by an officer of
one of the counties in this state who, has
apparently given the matter thorough
a,nd careful attention, and it Is here
quoted as fully representing the views
of this Commission upon this subject:
"I am firmly of the opinion that the
present law requiring the sheriff to col
lect taxes does not work to the best in
terests of either the public or the efficient
and economical management of county
government. An ideal sheriff very often
has not the clerical qualifications or ex
perience requisite to perform the duties
of tax collector to the beat advantage.
A majority of the sheriffs are chosen
from among farmers and other kindred
put suits, and while that class often
niakea ideal peace officers, they general
ly have not the qualifications to attend
to the clerical duties of tax collecting
and bookkeeping, and these duties are
very often left almost entirely to depu
ties, to the detriment of the service, and
occasionally with disastrous results.
(The officer mentioned is located In a
county w tie re a sheriff waa found to be
short in his accounts as tax collector.)
"The office of sheriff and the office of
tax collector each require a natural
adaption entirely foreign to each other :
indeed, it would be bard to find two offi
ces as far apart in their requirements as
to administration as the two named.
"Another phase of this question, and
one perhaps of more importance, is that
the sheriff is very often tied down to bis
deak when he should be free to attend
to bis duties as peace officer or other leg
al matters continually requiring his at
tention. In the months of Marvb,
April and September and this is true to
some extent in other months 'the sher
iff has absolutely all he can attend to
in handling tax matters, and has no time
to attend to other and outside matters,
consequently such outside duties are
neceasarily often neglected.
"Another very serious objection to the
present system of collecting taxes waa
expressed verv clearly in a letter to me
from a sheriff of one of the Willamette
Valley counties, in which he said : 'I
never could eee the use of the sheriff
having to collect the taxes, then turn
them right over to the treaaurer. It re
quires both to give a heavy bond, and
makes more work in checking optheoffi.
cea. In fact, we are a back number in
this respect, as we are about the only
state in the Union that requires toe sher
iff to collect the taxes. I waa treasurer
of this county for four years, and have
i been collecting taxee now for nine yean,
four as deputy and five aa sheriff, and I
think I know a little about the way and
the person who should collect the taxes.'
"If the objections to the sheriffs col
lecting taxes are legitimate, the question
naturally arises: what officer Is natur
ally qualified to give better and more
economical service to the public?
The reply as naturally suggests itself
that the county treasurer's offlce la bet
ter equipped and county treasurers are
naturally better qualified to handle the
office of tax collector. The duties of
treasurer and tax collector are combined
in the majority of States, and unJoubt
edly give better satisfaction than the
system in Oregon. Another advantave
in the treasure's collecting taxes over the
sheriff performing that duty is that the
treasurer's duties are all attended to in
his office, hence giving him an oversight
at all times of the transactions in bis
office, while under the present system
the sheriff Is often called away to attend
to outside matters.
"Another question which should be
considered in this connection la the ad
ditional risks to the county funds which
the present system entails. It can not
be denied that the greater number of
hands through which public funds pass,
the greater corresponding riaks of em
beczleraent or mid use of publie funds, so
that aa a consequence of a change in the
tax collection ayatem such riaks would
logically be cut down about one half
"Hr icily, the advantage of a change
iu the tax collection system would be:
1. Freeing the sheriff from the duties
of the tax collector, thus giving him op.
portunity to devote his time to criminal
matters and other duties that properly
belong to the sheriff's office. 2. Ls
sening the responsibilities of the sher
iff's office and decreasing that officer 1
bond without materially increasing eith
er the bond or responsibility of any oth
er officer. 3. Decreasing the cost of
running the sheriff's office, and increas
ing the salary of the county treasurer
enabling the treasurer to live without
the necessity of engaging In other and
outside business, as at present in moat
counties. 4 Increasing the efficiency
of the treasurer's office as well aa the
sheriff 'a office. 6. Transferring the tax
collecting department from an office
where it is a detriment to an olllje more
in accordance with its requirements. 6.
Lessening the work of checking up the
various otnees wunoui necessarily ae
creasing the effectiveness of such check
I am convinced that the sheriffs are
generally in favor of a change in the sys
tem of tax collection, irom letters which
I have received In reply to inquiries rel
ative to their views on the subject. The
ratio stands more than two to one in fav
or of the change from such officers aa I
have heard from.
An eastern Oregon sheriff writes:
'The only objection that could reason
ably he urged from the sheriff's stand
point is the question of compensation,
as such a change would neceaaarily cut
off the salary of the office. However,
this should not be a serious objection, as
the sheriff's financial responsibility
would be greatly lessened, and his use
fulness in other particulars greatly en
larged.' "
The statement of the writer of the fore
going communication as to the views of
the sheriffs of the state as have expressed
to this CommiMion any opinion on the
Upon the adoption of this recommend
ation of the Commission as embodied in
the accompanying bill, no doubt read
justment of the salaries of the sheriffs
and treasurers thtoughout the state will
be necessitated, but this the Commission
submits without other recommendation
than that the legislature should not over
look this fact.
The man who invented the barbed
wire fence died in Illinois the other
day. It is said he amassed a fortune
of over a million as the result ol roy
alties on his infernal implement of
destruction and lived to be over
ninety years old. It would be in
teresting to have statistics of the
amount of stock killed or injured
by his invention, also the list of
torn clothes, oaths and loss of tem
per caused by the devise, which,
once so poDular, is now passing.
An editor, after running up
against the public for a little while,
printed the following, says an ex
change: A man may use the mole
on the back of his neck for a collar
button: he may ride a lreight train
to save three cents a mile; he may
light the lamp with a splinter to
save a match; he may stop his watch
at night to save wear; use a period
for semi-colon to save ink, and pas
ture his grandmother's grave to
save hay, but a man of this kind is
a scholar and a gentleman compared
to a man who will take a newspap
er and when asked to pay for it put
it back in the postoffice marked
The first move of a spelling re
form in Russia would be to take a
cold chisel and knock off the ski's
and vitch's.
Fer the P. N. RiWBy..Xhe
People Tarn Oet In Great
Crew's 10 Celebrate.
The Tillamook Headlight of Nov
ember 1st has the following about
turning the first sod for the P. R. &
N. Railway at Tillamook:
A most important and pleasing
public event in the history of Tilla
mook county took place on Saturday
afternoon, when the first sod was
turned by Mayor H. T. Botts in the
construction oi the long prayed for
railroad which is to give this long
neglected, bottled up section of Ore
gon and Coast county railroad con
nections, and which will give it an
opportunity to develop its vast,
rich and valuable undeveloped re
It is not surprising that the peo-
pie of Tillamook are elated on ac
count of work having commenced
at this end of the line, for it is going
to make Tillamook county a large
lumbering and manufacturing as
well as a favorite summer resort.
With about 40,000,000,000 feet of
standing timber, waiting to be man
ufactured, sawmills, box, shingle
and other factories will start up in
all parts of the county, giving em
ployment to thousands of men.
There is a bright, prosperous iut-
a a i . a
ure a Dead tor 1 liiamooit county,
now that it is about to emerge from
its long isolation to one of indsutrial
activity and enterprise, and is to
be brought into closer touch with
Portland, the metropolis of the
The company that is to give Til-
amook railroad connections is the
Pacific Railway & Navigation Com
pany, of which Mr, is. n. Lytie is
the president 6fhe company and
promoter of the road. A short time
ago Mr. Lytle came here and made
a proposition to the leading citizens
to this effect: That if they would
guarantee him free rights of way
100 feet wide and terminal grounds
between this city- and Buxton, iu
Washington county, he would agree
to build 15 miles of road, starting
from Tillamook City, and have it
completed by the end of next year,
and the whole line between Tilla
mook City and Hillsboro, equipped
and trains running not later than
December 31st, 1908. This agree
ment was somewhat modified, but
agreed to by Mr. Lytle, the result of
which he accepted the guarantee
for terminal grounds in this city
and rights of way to the Washing
ton county line. Mr. Lytle decided
to commence work forthwith, and
ast week his equipment arrived.
Arrangements were then made to
make the occasion of turning the
first ground a public event, and the
honor fell on Mayor II. T. Botts.
A large crowd having assembled
on the ground which is to become
the terminal grounds, composed of
about 800 persons, Mayor Botts
turned the first sod in this county
that is to give Tillamook railroad
connections, ana the Irequent ap
plause which followed showed that
the crowd was highly elated.
After a lengthy speech by Mayor
I. T. Botts, of Tillamcok, Engineer
Geo. L. Davis was called upon for
a few rematks and responded as ful
I assure you it affords me great
leasure to see so many happy and
intelligent faces here today. And I
assure you you have everything to
be happy for on this occasion, being
the inaguration of the building of a
railroad into your country a thing
you have all long wanted, and ought
to haye had years ago.
I have been with this railroad
since its inception. At first we met
with many difficulties and adversi
ties in a financial way, when we
first began construction at Hills
boro; but very fortunately, Mr. E-
E. Lytle and his brother C. E. Ly
tie and their associates, became in
terested in the proposition. They
were successful in financing this
proposition, and I assure you today
one and all, that the finances of this
road are forthcoming with which to
build it, and the only thing that
Mr. Lytle waited so long for before
coming to your city to make a pro
position, was the work of your bum
ble servant, myself, in securing a
proper line with proper curves and
gradings from Hillsboro to this
place. This of course was not an
easy task to do. We did the best
we could. We worked hard all sum
mer, and finally in August I came
to your city with a pack on my
back of about 50 pounds (which I
assure you was no easy thing to do).
with one ol my associates, Mr. C.
M. Thomas and two others, and on
that trip we thought we solved the
problem of grade lines and proper
curves, but it was not exactly what
I wanted without making a survey.
The survey was completed I think
the early part of September. I so
reported to Mr. E. E. and E. C. Ly
tle, and soMr. Lytle came here
with his brother and myself and as
sistants, and a proposition to your
people, which you as you ought to
have done, being enterprising, ac
cepted; and now it becomes our
duty to fulfil our part of the con
tract. Your part of the contract, ladies
and gentlemen, was to procure for
Mr. Lytle a right of way within
your county, with terminal grounds.
It was not a proposition that you
thought was out of order. You ac
cepted it, and now, as I said before,
it becomes our duty to fulfil our part
of it, and I believe that today is the
commencement of such operations,
and I want to say to you now that,
with the assistance of the people of
Tillamook and vicinity, and that of
your Honorable Mayor and Provi
dence, before the sun sets in the
golden west on the eve of Decem
ber 31st, 1908, Tillamook will lie on
the railroad map of th world.
I thank you one and all, ladies
and gentlemen, for your attention,
and also for this honor of address
ing you. r '
Just before the Spanish-American
war Mrs. Grant and Mrs. Davis met
for the first time in St. Louis, both
having arrived at the same hotel
about the same time. They were
introduced by a newspaper reporter
who had gone to interview Mrs. Da
vis, and, noticing the widow of Gen.
Grant in the opposite parlor, he told
Mrs. Grant of the presence of Mrs.
Davis in the other room, and she
immediately expressed a desire to
meet the widow of the president ol
the confederacy, and he arranged
the introduction.
The Oregon Agricultural College
football team defeated the Pacific
University team last Saturday by a
score of 28 to o. The field was slop
py and the boys played the game in
a pouring rain.
See McCormick's display of Tablets.
There's a lot
in a 6110G which after month's ot
wear, needs only polish to "Look
like new." You'll find comfort,
ease and profit in
1 1 "la r
Hamilton-brown anoes
your children
will want something pretty and goou. Come and
see our
School Shoes
Carries the State by 75,000
Gillott Elected in California Republicans
Will Have a Lead of GS in Congress
Nearly Every Stato Republican.
New York, Nov. 7. According
to the returns received up to an
early hour this morning, Charles E.
Hughes, republican candidate for
governor, has beeu elected by 50,-
000 or more plurality. Outside of
Greater New York, with 160 elec
tion districts missing, Mr, Hughes
has a plurality of about 134,000.
In Greater New York, with 69 elec
tion districts missing, W. R. Hearst
the democratic and Independent
League candidate, has a plurality of
7.S1O36. Mr. Hearst carried all the
boroughs of the greater city, despite
the fact that the early returns seemed
to indicate that he had lost Brook
lyn. The indications are that the state
legislature will show little change
in its political make-up.
The Tammany judiciary ticket in
New York county, with the excep
tion of Otto Rosalsky for General
Sessions Judge, republican, has been
elected. The judiciary nominator's
ticket was defeated.
Denver, Nov. 6. There is no rea
son to doubt the claim ot Chairman
Vivian, of the Republican State Cen
tral Committee that the entire re
publican ticket has been elected in
Colorado by majorities ranging from
15,000 to 30,000. It is conceded
practically that the republicans have
elected at least two of the three con
gressmen and more than likely all
Nearly all the republican strong
holds have given increased majori
ties and Pueblo county, the home
of Alva Adams, democratic candi
date for governor, fell far short ol
the expected vote for Adams, giving
him less than 1000 plurality.
The most surprising leatureof the
election is the comparatively small
vote being returned for Lindsey and
Haywood, respectively independent
and socialist candidates for govern
or. From all sources it was predict
ed that they would cut deeply into
the vote of both the old party candi
dates. Democratic State Chairman Smith
concedes Denver to the Republicans
by 8000, but claims 10,000 democrat
ic plurality in the remainder of the
of Satisfaction
No better made. No better can be made. Our
guarantee goes with every pair.
Our line of
is the finest in the county.
Everything nanallv carried by a. ap-to-date Grocery Hoiia. Ou
ImmeoM saM n.afc. it r.ill lor m to carry .trolly lwU gooda
Not a shop-worn article in th tUbf ialjiDMt.
The old Reliable Comer
Chicago, Nov. 6. The indica
tions at 10 o'clock tonight are that
John F. Smulski, republican, for
state treasures, has been elected by
a majority of from 100,000 to 125,
000. Scratching of ballots in Cook
county was so extensive that returns
were unucually slow, and six hours
after the polls closed no definite fig
ures 011 congressional results were
obtained. The few retunisathaud,
however, indicated the election ot
the republican candidates in the
Second, Third, Sixth, Eighth, Ninth
and Tenth districts.
The next legislature, which is to
elect a successor to United States
.Senator Cullom, will be strongly re
Salt Lake, Nov. 6. The republi
cans in Utah have elected their state
ticket by the usual plurality, return
ing Joseph Howell to congress and
electing Joseph E. Frick Justice ot
the Supreme Court.
In Salt Lake county, where the
anti-Mormon party centered its ef
forts, the result is in doubt. The
Americans have a plurality of the
votes in Salt Lake City, but this
may be overcome by the republicans
iu the county outside of the city.
The democratic vote in Salt Lake
City showing a falling ofTofprob"
ably 30 per cent. It is estimated
that 75 to yo per cent of the Mormon
democrats in this county voted the
republican ticket.
Cheyenne, Wyo., Nov. 6. The
entire republican ticket, headed by
Governor Brooks, has been elected
by majorities of not less than 2000,
and possibly more. The republi
cans also elected the member of con
gress and the legislature, which will
elect a United States senator.
Indianapolis, Nov." 7. Returns
received at republican state head
quarters early this morning show
that the republican plurality in Ind
iana will not be so large as shown
by the earlier returns. It is now
thought that a conservative estimate
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