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HILLSBORO. WASHINGTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY. DEC, 20, 1907
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Official Paper of Washington County.
Republican in Politics.
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etch Insertion (nothing l-s than 15
cents) ; prolcxHionul curds, one inch, II
a iiionili ; lode canU, 5 a year, pays-
l)le quarterly, (notices ami irsolutlow
tree to aUve rllMing liKljjenj.
E. B. TONGUE
DlfUe: Rooms 3. 4 and 6, Morgan Blk.
A an db oa si n ClMsttumai
Price CdPoicessfioiiuS amd Excepttiinial VaDiuies
Lend Special Interest to Trading
in Every Department.
Practical Presents in Wearables - - - -
- - - - Suggestions to Puzzled People
Practical Gifts lor Men ' Y MSJMl
W. N. BARRETT
Ofllce: Central ISlock, Rooms 6 and 7.
ATTORN KY-AT LAW
Ollice on Main M., opu the l ourt House
Sincerity Suits and Overcoats,
Silk Suspenders in Uox. Silk
Cravats, Gloves, Cuff Links,
Hosiery, Shirts, Fancy Hand
kerchiefs, Underwear, Muf
flers, Hats, lanes, Umbrellas
Practical Gifts for Boys.
School Suits, Extra Pants,
Overcoats, Neckwear, Shirts,
Stockings, Shoes, Hats, Caps,
(Jloves, Underwear, Inexpen
sive, Jewelry, Handkerchiefs,
Suspenders, Mufflers. . . .
THOS. II. TONGUE JR.
Jrtii-e: Kooiiis d, 4 and 5, Morgan I! lock
MARK 13. BUMP,
Notary Public and Collections.
O. F. SHELDON,
Attorney - at - Law
Oflic Over Wehrunu's Store, Second St.
Practical Gifts for
M ILVSIXCJ UA DEMVEAK.
Thero will be hundreds of dollars spent for Christmas and New Year
gifts that carry no permanent or practical value whatever, and are bought
pimply because the giver is at a loss what to buy. There are some peo
ple so fortunate in the possession of means that the gift of any kind of
wearing apparel would be distasteful to them; but for the great majority
of men and women and children there are certain little things procur
able that are real luxuries, and are aeourco of happiness. We suggest some
ot these inexpensive articles for gifts, most of which are priced specially
low for the lioliuay 6eason.
W. L. Douglas
Siioes for Men.
The Selby Shoes
Special Auction to Conveyancing, Pro
bate Matters, lirawing lgul Papers, Etc.
"JOHN M. WALL.
Oflice upstairs, Bailey-Morgan Blk.
S. T. LINKLATER, M. B. C. M.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Office, upntitirs, over The Dulls Drug
Htore. Ollice hours 8 to 12; to 6, and
in the evening from 7 to U o'clock.
J. P. TAMIESIE, M. D.
8. P. It. R. SURGEON
Rwldonrrinnier Thlnl nii M.ln: offioo np
l.ir.ov.T lvltlrtiK ndiri-; hour., . Si ui 1 1 m.
I to A ainl 7 i p ui. Ii Ii-iIhii. to n-auienre
from Iwita ilrus .lorn. All rails routljr ans
wered ilar or umhl
F. A. BAILEY, M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND BURGEON
Ofllce: Morgan Dalley block, up
stairs, rooms 1'.', 13 and IS. Residence
B. W. cor. Dase Line and Second sis.
fTTbailey, M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SUnOEON
Omce: Morgan Ilalley block, up
stairs with K. A. Waller . Resldenc.
N. B. corner Third and Oak U.
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rilVSICIAV ANt Sl'RCKOM,
1 1 illslioro, Oregon.
Offlrr over Hailrr's '"' '". OtlW houn
fMin ..' I" i. l.i los, ami 7 to . K1c1imio
third Iiiim north nf city rlecmr llklil plant,
fall, pnnuptl) aiuin.lr.1 dar or ulnlil. Hotl)
Rocky Mountain Tea Nuggets.
A Bnty Mixholot far Boiy Faopl.
Brtnp Qv2ra B"alth sad BenfweJ V.fot.
A wri!(o f C'n.tipatl.n. Ini1lr"tion. I.It
nd Kl.lnry TrtMil'ltM. Ciinpl.-A. ICcrNna, linpurs
Hl'xxl. Hh.I Krraili. Mucnish H.n... HtHi'la'ha
nd Hiu-anchi. It K'K'ky M"nlain T la tab
M form, ont a b.-. Ufnuln. made bf
HoLil.raa lnrn CtmriM, I.t)tin, Wl.
GOLDEN NUGGETS F"0 SHIOW PEOPLE
Dr. B. P. Shepherd,
(Succepsor to Dr. A. lhirris.)
At his rooms titer I'ily link fry every
Tuethlay, Thurlay and Saturday.
President Cut i (. rn i.i Col lege o( O at epat hy
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ks-Mein. Cat. State Hoard o( Kxaminert Ine LKa
has been done and outlining work
for the future. The idea being
to interest people in the subject
and to secure sijmatures to the
pledge cards. Those who sign
the pledge cards agree to use the
simpler spellings as far as prac
ticable. The Board has secured many
thousand signers among whom
are some of the greatest educa
tors, authors, editors and pub
lishers of America and England.
In 1883 was heard the first
noise about simplified spelling.
The first list of simplified words
contained about a dozen. At
that time the dictionaries were
silent on the subject of more than
one spelling. Today the best dic
tionaries, such as the Century,
Standard and Webster's, each
give a list of about five thousand
The reformers do not advocate
any radical change and very lit
tle that is new. "Any pro'xxsal
to upset suddenly or violently the
accepted spelling of any literary
language is foredoomed to fail
ure." Simplified spelling does
not mean "Josh Billings" sell
ing. It means in a great many
cases to return to the spelling of
the old masters such as Shakes
peare, Milton, Pope, Tennyson
and a host of others. It was the
publishers who made these writ
ers spell dropped for dropt, dip
ped for dipt At the door of Dr.
Johnson is placed such spelling
as comptroller for the controller.
He kept a Latin p in receipt
though he left it out in deceit.
He spelt deign one way and dis
dain another. Thus some of the
anomalies and perversities have
been forced into our spelling. It
will be simplified only as fast as
the public will accept it
The English language is not a
dead language. It is alive. Dur
ing iU growth these irregulari
ties have come in, now the tide
has changed and we are going
back to the more simple spelling,
at the same time making a few
changes such as leaving off the
ONLY 9 DOGS IN THE COUNTY.
The Assessed Valuation of Wash
ington Is $17,756,779 Reduc
ed by the Board.
Following is a summary of the
assessment roll of Washington
county, . as finally equalized by
the county board of equalization:
There are in this county 195,
OOG acres of tillable lands, valued
351,213 acres of non-tillable
land, valued at $6,51X5,838.
Value of improvements on deed
ed or patented lands, $1,230,350.
Value of town and citv lots,
Value' of improvements on
town and city lots, $102,475.
Value of improvements on
lands not deeded or patented,
There are 50 miles of railroad
bed, valued at $502,020.
Railroad rolling stock valued
at $3 l.tKK).
132 miles telegraph and tele
phone lines valued at $21,775.
Stationary engines and manf.
machinery valued at $172,01)5.
Merchandise and stock in trade
Farming implements, wagons,
carriages, etc., $174,010.
Shares of stock. $225.fiST.
Household furniture, watches,
jewelry, etc., $232,100.
0013 horses and mules valued
14.193 cattle at $330. 230.
11,977 sheep and goats valued
2,127 swine valued at $15,230.
9 dogs valued at $2tK.
The total valuation, as return
ed by the assessor is $17,75(5,779.
.wd of equalization reduc
ed this amount $1,104,005, leav
ing the total valuation at $10,
592,774. Strange, isn't it that the soft
est road is hardest on the horse,
and that the closer money is the
farther away it seems to be.
A farmer in a nearby county,
while in a generous frame of
mind, gave his daughter a hen
and a rooster and bade her run
away and be a good girl, promis
ing her that if she would look
after them he would feed the in
crease for four years. The girl,
as it were, planted those two
chicks and the results, according
to her father's report is aston
ishing. He says she has $04 in
the bank and has 200 chickens
which he had to feed last winter.
According to the father's best
calculations, his daughter will
own the farm at the end of four
years and will be charging him
rent for living on it
Two young women of St. Louis
recently discovered by accident
that it was not necessary to place
the lips near the transmitter of
a telephone to be heard at the
other end of the wire, provided
the transmitter were placed firm
ly against the chest or even oth-!
er parts of the body. The ad
vantages claimed for the new sys
tem are that it is germ proof and
nonfatiguing. IYof. Calvin M. ,
Woodward, one of the scientists
at Washington University, ex
plained that there was nothing
new in the principals, but ad
mitted he had never before
thought of its application to the
telephone. He said the sound
vibration in the lungs is commun
icated through the chest instead
of through the lips, and then
carried over the wire in the usual
way. The system, he said, is in
accordance with the principle of
the physician's stethoscope.
Webb & Hoover handles grain
as well as all kinds of seeds.
When in Hillsboro call and see
Hems of Interest to Parents and Pu
pils from the School Room.
The librarian of the' scjiool has
requested all books of the public
school library that are out to be
returned by the 20th of Decem
ber. No books will be Bent out
until after the holidays as a few
corrections are to be made, books
arranged in better shape and
new books recently acquired num
bered and ready for distribution
by the first of the year.
The Sixth grade has lost one
of its most faithful pupils Lloyd
Brady. While we regret having
him leave us yet our best wishes
shall follow him wherever he
goes and we shall be glad to note
his successes in after life.
The school sports couldn't stand
the warm reception that awaited
them at Forest Crove last week
Saturday. Many of the boys got
cold feet when they saw Gaston
and the Grove line up at the field
meet. Hope they'll show up bet
ter next time.
Miss Weatherrtd, one of the
Fifth grade teachers, visited the
Portland scho. Is last week Thurs
day. On Friday Miss Norman,
another Fifth kte Je teacher, took
the opportunity of acquiring new
ideas and strengthening old ones
by the same process of visiting
the schools of the metropolis.
Miss Rnth J ne. who has been
relieved from d.iy at Reedville
on account of d phtheria in the
neighborhood, occupied the posi
tions of both teachers during
Monthly report of School Dis-
trict No. 7, for the month of No
No. Pupils enrolled - 403
No. Pupils attending - 359
No. Tardy - 68
No. Absentees - 2S5
No. Parent visiting school - 21
Most every one has heard of
simplified spelling and is ready I easy matter it will be to read and
when the subject comes up to tell I write when the reform is put in-
you whether he is for or against , to every day practice.
Some who oppose the simpler
or simplest spelling, say that it
will force upon the "grown ups'
the dreadful task of again learn
it That is to say, people have
made up their minds whether it
is a good thing or a bad thing.
The reasons given by the oppo
nents for their positions on the ing how to spell. Others fear
question often show, a lack of , that it would obscure the deriva
knowledge of what is meant by Ition of words; but all etymolo-
simplified spelling. Some of gists deny the statement and re
those who favor it think of the ( pudiate the argument
simplification of eight or ten j The Simplified Spelling Board
thousand words, or of all the has its office at 1 Madison Ave.,
hard words of their vocabulary. : New York. From here are sent
They rejoice to think of what an 'out circulars, etc., telling what
'ugh" from tho,
December comes and ends the
And gold is at a premium,
Folks will enjoy the Christmas
Buv eroods with naner medium
Though failing banks and hold
up men .
Keep people alert and wary,
Yet ve'll be treated well ye ken
At Palmateer's Confectionery.
L. J. Palmateer, Prop.
I will nav market Price in cash
for all kinds of chickens, hens, tur
keys, ducks and geese. J. Lenz,
if 1 a-'V ew
aw m - a
SkiHF ? -
There's a lot of satisfaction in a shoo which fQjj
after month's of wear, needs only polish to "look
like new." You will hnd comfort, ease and prolit
in the HAMILTON-BROWN SHOE 3.
Your children will want somehing pretty and
good. Come and see our SCHOOL SHOES, ."o better made
better can be iade. Our guarantee goes with every pair.
UK LINE OF
ia ih fiiint. in fhfl rmintv.
Everything usually carried by an up-to-date Groc-
yJery House. Our immense sales make
CMfiP or ih to carry strictly fresh goods. Not a shop
l iW a .t . I
worn ariicio in me esiauusnmeni.
The old Reliable Corner Grocery and Shoo Store