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HILLSBORO. WASHINGTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY. FEU. 21, 1903
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C. B. TONGUE
Office: Room a 3. 4 and 6. Morgan Blk.
W. N. BARRETT
Office: Central Block, Rooma 6 and 7.
Ollice on Main tit., uo the Court House
TIIOS. II. TONGUE JR.
Jflic : Rooms 3, 4 and 5, Morgan Block
MARK B. BUMP,
Notary Public aud
JOHN M. WALL.
Office upstairs, Bailey-Morgan Blk.
HILLSBORO, - ORECON.
S. T. LINKLATER, M. B. C. M.
PHYSICIAN AND BURGEON.
Office, upHtaira, over The lelta Drug
Store. Ollico hour 8 to 12 ; 1 to 0, and
In the evening from 7 to o'clock.
J. P. TAMIESIE, M. D.
8. P. R. R. SURGEON
Rwld.noe cmier Tliir.l end Main: oflloa ep
tairauvr Delta lru More; hour., .80UU m.
I to ami 7 to p. m. Telephone lo realdenoe
frmn Dil!. .ln,.tore. All call, prompt au
wared de or uluhl
F. A. BAILEY, M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND BURGEON
Office: Morgan-Bailey block, up
atalra, rooma U, 13 and 15. Realdence
8, VV. cor. liase Lin. aid Second aU.
F. J. BAILEY, M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office: Morgan-Hailey block, up
stalra with P. A. Ualley. Residence,
N. E. corner Third and Oak at.
A. B. BAILEY, M. D
PUVS1CIAN AND SL'RGKON,
omcoer Itallry't Img Klore. Office hourt
rv..n, : to 12: !:( to . and 7 to 9. Realdence
third turn- mirth of cliy electric lluhl plant,
fall, promptly attended dar or nlKlit. Hoth
Rocky Mountain Tea Nuggets
L Bmy Htdiolue for Boiy People.
Brinft GoUm Health and Btnivtd Vigor.
A irpeclflo t rO'ntlptlon. Indlpeatlon, t.le
antl Muney yitunie-. I iniMn. r.-fimi., .myurw
UI....I Kl irv.uih Nluirxiah Koweia. Kradarhe
and Harkwhu. H H'-kf Mminlain Tea In tab
let form. fW centa a In., (tenuine maue 07
HoLuersa Dnro Cuhpint, Millan. Wla.
GOLDEN NUGGETS F0 SALLOW PEOPLE
Dr. B. P. Shepherd,
(Successor to Pr. A. Ilurris.)
At bis rooms over City Bakery every
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
President California ColWenf Ostepathy
Professor of Thwiry and Practice.
Kt-Mem. Cat. State Hoard of Kxaminers
AND CURE the LUNC8
cno ,Oouch3 ioTRAIC,
lUn LoL OS Trial some re
AM0 UL THROaT INPltlNQTWOUBtES
OR MONEY REFUNDED.
IS OPPOSED TO THE MEASURE.
He Advise Taxpayer to Study the
Henry George Idea Carefully
Before Casting Their Ballot
I wish to call the attention of the
tax-payers to the constitutional
amendment to be voted upon
the June election, amending Sec
tion i. Article IX, ot the State
Constitution so that "all dwelling
houses, barns, sheds, out-houses
and all other appurtenances
thereto; all machinery and build
ings used exclusively for manufac
turing purposes, and the appur
tenances thereto; all fences, farm
machinery and appliances used as
such; all fruit trees, vines, shrubs,
and all other improvements on
farms; all live stock, all household
furniture in use, and all tools owned
by workmen and in use, shall be
exempt.' All property devoted to
municipal, educational, religious or
charitable purposes is also exempt.
This measure is proposed by the
Oregon Tax Reform Association,
and seems to be the single tax
theory of Henry George and others,
They claim that the property to be
exempted is comparatively small
and to this I wish to call particular
attention. Let us see how It will
affect our own county alone. A
summary of the assessment for 1907
is as follows:
ImpmTcmDU oo deeded or pa tea ted
Towa and oily tola ,
Improvements na town and city tola
mproTementa on landa not deeded or
patented , 11.
Mile of railroad bed
Mi let of telegraph and telephone
Railway fulling stock M.0O0
Stationery engine a manufacturing
mavniuery - wj,w
Merehanillae and Mock Id trade . 807.400
Farm Imnlementi. wasoui and car.
Mom y, notes and account 224,64
Hoiuehnld furniture, watches and
jewelry m, 10
H or tee and mulct. . 4M.0V6
attle S 230
Sheep and goats M, 230
Now if this wholesale exemption
were in force all improvements on
lands, except business houses , (es
timated at $242,475), engines and
manufacturing machinery, farm im
plements, wagons, etc., household
furniture, watches and jewelry,
horses, cattle, mules, sheep, goats,
swine, and dogs, with a total as
sessment oi 2,286,296.00, would
be exempt from taxation and its
share of tax would be piled up on
the land and the few other items
left. This amount is over 17 per
cent of the total assessment, or near
ly one-fifth. The total tax to be
collected is ft 95,451. 36, and any
one can readily see that the tax
loss would run iuto the thousands.
Now who is to be benefited by
this changer lbere is just so
much money to be raised, and what
ts taken oDTiu one place must be
put on in another. Every sawmill,
ever flourmill, and every factory
building and its machinery will be
exempt; all livestock goes out, and
every man who owns a foot of land
or a piece of business property, will
help to foot the bill.
For instance: This county has
two milk condensing plants. The
one at Forest Grove is assessed with
$14,000 on buildings and $35,000
on machinery, a total of $49,000,
all exempt. Its taxable property is
assessed at $16,000. The Hills-
Doro establishment has an .assess
ment of $34,000 on improvements
and machinery, all exempt, and
only $1,000 subject to taxation. So
this one company would have a
total exemption of $83,000 and a
taxable assessment of $17,000, and
the patron who wades the mud to
furnish the milk helps to make up
An mruense volume of taxable
property in Portland would escape
the assessor. According to late re
ports the Swift Packing Company
is baying land near the city for a
three and a half million dollar
packing plant, and all this, except
the bare land, would be exempt,
and the poor employe who buys a
lot oo the installment plan, prob
ably for a home, would feel the
"raise." Who would think the
beef trust needs any more favors or
All fruit trees, vines, shrubs, etc,
are to be exempt. So the high
priced and productive orchards of
Hood River or Medford would pay
no more than the adjoining lands
pastured or sown to grain. The
same is true of hop ranches and
It is proposed to assess land val
ues, not acres, and to discourage
speculative holdings. Timber
lands have commanded high prices,
and the assessment was raised to a
point where they will pay their
share ot tax. Now what will these
lands be worth when logged off ?
Canyons, gulches and stumps have
no great value, and value is the
only thing to be taxed, unless it b;
for goat pastures, and the goats are
to be exempt.
Then the burden must come on
farm lands and town down on the
plain. Then if the logged oil lands
are allowed to be sold for taxes and
the county has to buy them in they
are free from tax while the county
So let us look before we leap into
this viskAary socialistic experiment.
Oregon has already adopted enough
freak measures to make her a sub
ject of ridicule, and to discourage
capital irom seeking investment
here. Safe and sane laws will 1?
sufficient inducement for industries
to come this way.
Higher tax mean higher reut, so
the renter is no better off than be
fore. If the poor man's bouse is
to be exempt he must pay more
tax for the ground to set it on.
Let us not make it so high as to
discourage people from owning
land. The most reliable citizen any
country can have is the man that
owns his home.
Too much property is already ex
empt from taxation. Yet it all en
joys the same benefits and protec
tion as the property paying the tax,
and it is but just and fair that all
should help to contribute its share.
Let us consider this matter before
we vote upon it.
One A mo a a Thousand.
The Sacramento Bee observes
that shooting in a restaurant is al
ways unseemly and in bad lorm, as
tending to disturb the digestion ot
the other frequenters of the place
who escape the bullets. Yet one
cannot help but admire the nerve
of a New York woman who fired
five shots into a man in one of the
Gotham restaurants and then put
three into herself, and what is more,
she never missed a shot. The man
was killed on the spot and the
woman died an v hour afterward.
There isn't one woman in a hun
dred thousand that can shoot like
that outside of melodrama. Eu
Best Seat In Front.
We met a woman the other day,
a farmer's wife, who actually did
not know whether Cleopatra was
queen of Rome or mayoress of Jer
usalem, and she was not sure whe
ther Columbus was a Dutchman,
an Irishman or a dago, and she had
the battles of Bunker Hill and Wat
erloo all mixed up. She never at
tended an opera, never had but one
silk dress, never wore a diamond.
But this lady's kitchen was as neat
as wax, her fried chicken was sim
ply the best ever, her table linen
was white and sweet, her sons and
daughters were all at home, and
thought that home the best on
earth, and believed mother the fin
est lady in the land. So perhaps
when she knocks at the gate Feter
will not question her about Cleo
patra, Columbus. Waterloo or Bun
ker Hill, but will take her wrinkled
hand in his, and show her a seat
reserved for one who has rlone her
duty well, both for herself, her fam
ily and her country. Dalles Optimist.
TO REPRESENT THIS COUNTY
In (he East Next September Chosen
by Ptiilip S. Bales, of the
Pacific Northwest. .
Everyone remembers the carload
of young ladies from Oregon who
yisited the East last spring under
the auspices of the Facific North
west, of Portland. Never in the
history of publicity baa so much
newspaper space been devoted to
our state as was given these fair
representatives. Miss Manche
Langley was the Washington coun
ty representative, and the results
of her work are still coming in.
This year the choice fell to Miss
Rose Wilcox of this city.
The party will leave Portland
about the first of September, stop
ping at Salt Lake, Denver, St.
Louis, Indianapolis. Cincinnati.
Cleveland, and thence to Boston.
The return will probably take in
Montreal, Detroit, Chicago and St.
Paul. On this trip all of Miss
Wilcox's expenses will be paid by
Philip S. Bates, the "publisher of
the Pacific Northwest, and she will
no doubt have the "time of her
It is expected the commercial or
ganizations of the county will fur
nish illustrated literature for dis
tribution at the various stopping
places enroute, nd the county is
assured of a large amount of valua
ble publicity through jt9 repren.
tative on this trip. Last year's par
ty was given splfCtlid write-ups by
nearly all the metropolitan papers
in the big cities visited, and Ore
gon wds thusj given a volume and
class of advertising that could not
have been obtained otherwise.
Miss Wilcox and her friends will
be pteased to co operate with the
Pacific Northwest in seeing that
she has a very enjoyable trip.
"SPIRIT OF THE GOLDEN WEST"
All Oreaon Represented by Floats
Indicative of Us Resources.
Portland's great annual institu
tion, the Rose Festival, which was
inaugurated last June under such
auspicious circumstances, will, this
coming June, be consummated on a
scale so broad and grand that it
will have a general appeal to the
whole state of Oregou and an indi
vidual appeal to every community
in the commonwealth. The grand
jubilee, which will be one round of
pleasure for the whole week begin
ning Monday, June i, and ending
iu a blaze of glory the following
Saturday night, is not for Portland
or Portland people alone.
One of its most rpectacular and
brilliant features is to le the mag
nificent street pageant. This is a
competitive event open to all cities
and towns of Oregon outside of the
Rose City. Tbere will be grand
prizes, the capital prize being a
princely sum iu cash with a num
ber of costly souvenir cups and oth
er trophies of great value and beauty-
Up to the present time about
twenty cities aud towns of Oregon
have been heard from, each show
ing great interest in the special
state parade, "d several of these
towns, through their business or
ganizations and "boosting" clubs
have sent representatives to this
city to confer with the Festival
management with reference to char
acter of the fl t which will make
the most effective showing for their
The Festival association has se
cured the services of a master float
builder from the Iiast who is now
here with a corps of assistants ready
to advise with all who desire to en
ter the lists.
Several of tbe out-of-town com
mercial bodies, including represen
tatives from Astoria, Eugene. Sal
em, Hood River. Pendleton and
others are busy with arrangements
for the construction of their float,
each of which will be typical oi the
leading industry of the town enter
ing it. For instance, the Astoria
float will represent a huge Royal
Chinook salmon, that of Hood Riv
er, a mammoth red cheeked apple,
and so on, there being so vast a di
versification of industries iu the
different parts of the state that the
parade of floats as a whole will be
one of the greatest educational fea
tures ever attempted iu a civic de
monstration on the Pacific coast.
The railroads of Oregou, and the
whole West iu fact, ate planning lo
give special reduced rates on all
lines good for the whole week of
the festival. Special low rates from
Portland to all points in Oregon.
Get into the public eye.
Every town in Oregou is invited
to enter some characteristic float in
the "All Oregou" parade, and the
Festival association invites corres
pondence and personal conference
with cities and towns, large and
small in this important matter.
At the last session of the legisla
ture a law was passed providing
for the sale of real estate by the
sheriff as tax collector for delin
quent taxes without advertising.
Capitalists are taking advantage of
the new law aud buying at unan
nounced sales lauds that unbe
known to .owners are subject to
sale. The new law promises to be
so unpopular, that candidates for
sheriff are soliciting support by
promising the voters that if elected
the delinquent list will be publish
ed notwithstanding there is no law
for such publication. One candi
date in Douglas county, writing his
platform for the direct primaries,
inserts this plank:
"In the matter of taxNsales I will
give liberal advertisements with full
and complete descriptions of all
properties with their locations, that
all may haye an equal chance to
purchase the same instead of hold
ing up the sales for the benefit of
the favoring few." Western Ore
gon. Suffering nnd Dollars Saved.
E. S. Loper, of Manila, N. Y.,
says: "I am a carpenter and nave
had many severe cuts healed by
Bucklen's Arnica Salve. It has
saved me suffering aud dollars. It
is by far the best healing salve I
have ever found." Heals burns,
sores, ulcers, lever sores, eczema
and piles. 25c at the Delta Drug
To Trade Tortland lots for
Hillsboro lots. Inquire at
There's a lot of satisfaction in a ehoc which
after month's of wear, needs only polish to
'look like new." You will find comfort, ease
Your children will want something pretty
and good. Como and see our SCHOOL SHOES, letter iatlt'
No better can bo made. Our guarantee goo with every pair.
fmi miss. .
IS SHOWN ALL OVER ORECON.
The Rush From the East Will Com
mence March 1st, When the
Colonist Rales Are On.
Portland, Oregou, Feb. 17th.
The spirit of progress throughout
Oregon was never more pronounc
ed than at the present time. The
commercial organizations of the
state seem to be determined to do
more effective advertising than ever
before. There is a spirit of organi
zation in the air, and the biggest
effort centers upon the colonist
rates from March 1st to April 30th,
and the $30 rate from all points in
the Middle West to all points in
Oregon is emphasized in every ad
vertisement and every appeal.
Salem held the greatest progres
sive meeting in lier History last
week, and is preparing to hold a
celebration Tuesday night, Febru
ary tSth, at which time she will
entertain several huudred promi
nent citizens from outside points
and more than one hundred of
these will be from Portland and in
clude the leading financiers, manu
factures, merchants aud property
holders ot this city.
Eugene is attracting a large
amount of foreign immigration,
and similar reports come from Ash
land and Medford. The Coos Bay
country is busy in presenting its
claims, while 1 Eastern Oregon
points are improving every oppor-
I tunity to fraia new citizens and new
California has been aroused to
the importance of the Pacific North
west, and especially that of the
great "Inland Empire", as a re
sult of the magnificent excursion
which is being entertained iu Los
Angeles by the Chamber of Com
merce of that city today.
The positive assurance that
Swift & Company and other great
packing companies will locate enor
mous plants at Portland will give
an impetus to the livestock indus
Timber claim near Buxton
and P. II. &N. Ry; fine yel
low .fir, to trade for Hills
boro or other property. In
quire or address this office.
Our Line of
is the finest in tho county.
Everything usually carried by an up-to-date
Grocery House. Our immense sales make it pos
sible for us to carry strictly fresh goods. Not a
shop worn article in the establishment.
The old Reliable Corner Grocery and Shoe Store
try 6l all this portion ot tii'o I'uited
States. The location ol these pack
ing houses will add to the value of
the holdings of every breeder and
producer of cattle, sheep, hogs and
poultry, aud the dairy products of
Oregou will be trebled and find a
market in every part of the world. ,
Five tons of printed matter, pre
senting iu an attractive form, Kith
by picture aud by text, the vital
facts relative to the important fruit
districts of Oregon, have been dis
tributed by the Portland Commer
cial Club within the last few weeks.
Tom Richardson, manager of the
Portland Commercial Club, left
this morning for Los Angeles to at
tend the annual dinner of the Los
Angeles Chamber of Commerce.
The Trans Coutiuental Passen
ger Association, will decide at an
early meeting to be held iu Chica
go, upon the rates to Oregou points
in connection with the National
Democratic Convention at Denver
in July. The Portland Commer
cial Club made this request ami
will work to bring many of these
delegates to the Pacific Northwest.
The Hopgroweii.' association of
the Tacific coast completed its or
ganization for Oregon at Salem last
Saturday with a large meeting at
the city hall. Organizer II. L.
Bents reported 47 per cent of 4lie
Oregon acreage signed up, which
with 75 per cent in California and
the same in Washington is said to
bring enough into the union to in
sure success. An assessment of
25 cents per acre was levied and it
was voted to leave all lurther steps
in the hands of the directors ac
cording to the articles of the asso
ciation. There were enthusiastic
speeches of approval from large
growers like Ilorst Bros, and Krcbs
Bros., Francis Feller and others.
Ettas to SettinS-
Full-blood Buff Orpington for
sale. Call and seo the stock you
are getting: eggs from. F.ggn,
$1.50 for 15. A few more cock
erels for sale. Inquire of ('.
Rhoades, corner of Ninth and
Baseline streets, Hillsboro.
Is your boy or girl in need of a
new cap? If so, I can supply
your needs in that line, at great
ly reduced prices. $1.00 caps
now 75c, 75c caps now 50c, etc.
Mrs. I. Bath.
Go to Webb & Hoover's Feed
Store for poultry and stock food,
hay, flour and seeds.
Residence projiesty in man
ufacturing city in state of
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I quire at this office.
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