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cA THENA. ORE.. JULY 16 1909
The treasury, statement showing a
defloit of more than 193,000,000 for
the year ending with Jane will give
special emphasis to the need of impos
lug an excise tax upon corporations,
in the way and to the extent reoom
mended by President Taf t in bis re
cent message to Congress. Senator
Aldrioh's aunoanoement that be
would support tbe corporation tax,
first, as one means of defeatiog the
inoome tax measure now pending and,
secondly, as a means of meeting the
treasury defloit for tbe next two or
three years shows that tbe conserva
tive sentiment in tbe senate is in
favor of tbe Taft programme. If this
tax is to be imposed upon corporations
as an emergency tax, there would
seem to be no reason for considering
now the tbe propriety of imposing a
general inoome tax, unless Congress
'wishes to submit to tbe states tbe
question of amendment to the consti
tution in obedience to President Taft's
President Taft, aooording to tbo
omniscient newspapers, is helping Mrs.
Taft to make tbe White House a
home. Tbe idea is that these good
Amerioans are going to try to live in
the White House as they would if it
were their private property, to regu
late business to tbe exeoutive offloe
buildings, to diminish tbe ceremon
ious trappings of high position, and
make their friends feel "at home."
There are difficulties in the way. A
publio offloial, no matter where be
lives, must resign himself to having
bis parlor turned into a conference-
room. Uue ot tbe most retiring of
distinguished American women re
cently complained that her house
bad beoome a publio institution. More
over, uo Amerioau, shifting and rest
less as we are, ever feels quite at
home in a house hired, or borrowed,
for a limited time. It laoks the extra
bay window that we put on ourselves,
and the "ellum-troe in the front
yard that father planted."
to be the result of carelessness and as
usual appears tbe statement tthat the
loss was partly covered by insurance.
Fire loss, whether it be great or
small, can not escape being a "loss."
There is destruction of something
that has a real, tangible value, and
insurance is merely a tax which is
levied against other property to re
munerate tbe owner of that which is
destroyed. Tbe insurance money can
not replace or again create that which
is lost forever.
"Passengers riding on the platforms
do so at their own risk," according to
tbe rule of almost all street railways,
and tbe statement is by uo means a
mere form of words. A Boston lad
stepped from a oar in order that two
women might alight As be boarded
it again tbe oar started suddenly, and
he was injured. He sued the com
pany and got a verdict, but tbe
Supreme Court of Massaobusetts has
set it aside on the ground that "by
voluntarily beoomiug a passenger on
a oar so crowded that be could not
get inside, he took the risks incident
to transportation under these oiroum
stanoes." It seems hard that an aot
of oourtesy should lead to misfortune,
and that this in turn should be met
with a "served you right;" but such
warnings are meant to discourage not
tbe praotioe of oourtesy, but tbe
assumption of unnecessary risks.
More than nine out of every
ten cases of rheumatism are
simply rheumatism of the
muscles, due to cold or damp,
or chronic rheumatism. In
such cases no internal treat
ment is required. The free
is all that is needed and it is cer
tain to give quick relief. Give it
a trial and see for ydurself how
quickly it relieves the pain and
soreness. Price 25c; large size, 50c.
It is said that tbe English language
is loaded down with 60,000 useless
words. We do not know whether
that is or is not an exaggeration, but
it does noc require muoh reflection
to realize how few words are sufficient
for ordinary conversation. In almost
every community in this country there
are Amerioans whose vocabulary by
which they expiess all their wants
and opinions is limited to a few
hundred words, and even that of a
University graduate does not exceed
Nearly fCOO.000 worth of property
was destroyed by Are at Nampa, Idaho
and Olympia, Wash., last week. This
isaprotty bad start for the Paciflo
northwest in a month which at its
best annually contributes quite heav
ily to tbe fJ re loss of tbe country. As
usual these two conflagrations seem
With tbe objeot of lessening tbe
strain on horses, tbe new gasoline
power devioe, wbiob is beiug tried
on combined harvesters this season,
if euooessfnl, will prove the greatest
boon to grain growers that has yet
been discovered. The idea is to ob
tain steady motion by an engine in
stead of maintaining it by horses, as
has formerly been tbe case, and in
this manner a great number of them
can he eliminated. Heretofore rjotn
traction and motion bave been gener
ated by the aid of horse-flesh and bad
its drawbaoks owing to the fact that
when corners wern turned motion was
lost and could not be kept even. With
tbe new device, however, this oan be
kept continual from tbe engines end
with no power from tbe horses.
Whetbor or not some trusts are
good may be an open question, but
there is no doubt in the publio mind
as to the badness of some truts, and
the Sugar Trust seems to be exception
ally bad. round guilty and lined an
immense sum for defrauding tbe cus
toms, obargod with illegal acts toward
another trust and glad to settle out of
court, paying an immense sum as a
penalty, and aooused of stealing water
from a municipality these are some
of tbe crimes charged agaiust it. The
government cannot to soon investigate
and take proper action against this
corporation which basso nneuviable
A St. Louis editor, who started
with a cent forty years ago, is now
worth 100,000. His fortune is all
owing to his own industry, energy
aud frugality, and the fact that an
unole reoently left him $99,090,09.
A Missouri judge deoides that when
a man merely does the chores around
the house is not working." That will
hold some men for a while who think
they are models of industry.
Tbe Treasury Deparmeut is to
ohauge the pictures on tbe green
backs, Most of us will continue to
bave tbe same designs on them,
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Baptist Church Notes.
The services at the Baptist church
will be of a very interesting character
all day; we are aiming to make these
summer services bright, brief and
helpful. The Bible school will be at
the usual hour, 10 a.m., and we hope
every member will make a good effort
to be present; then tbe preaobing ser
vice will be one of 'especially interest
ing character to every one, and one
that no professing Christian should
miss. Tbe subjeot for the sermon will
be "Where Art Thou?" The evening
servioe at 8 o clock will be one espec
ially suited to the warm evening; it
will open with a stereoptioon song
servioe, and this means something
good. Then there will be a fifteen
miuute address with piotures, tbe
whole service taking about an Dour.
Don't forget you bave a hearty invita
tion. There is nothing to pay but the
regular offering will be taken.
Forty-two aores of finest land on
the reservation, all in timothy exoept
10 aores of wheat. New house, one
and a half aores in strawberries. Fine
fruit land, good water. With the place
goes 70 aores of barley and 40 aores of
wheat on leased land, a four-horse
team, harness, two wagons, and house
hold goods. Enquire at the Press
fTW. E. CHURCH SERVICES.
Satbath School, 10 a. in., Mrs. E.
M. Smith Superintendent.
Epworth League, 7:15 p.m., Fred
Preaching 11a. ni. and 7:30 p.m.
Ladies Aid Society Wednesday after
noon. Mrs. II. O. Worthincton Presi
Prayer meeting Thursday 8.00 p. m.
Choir praotioe Friday 7 :30 p. m
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OF PENDLETON E
Formerly the Pendleton Savings Bank
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Bank of Pendleton; Total Resourses a Million and a Half.
Capital, Surplus and Profits"Nearly
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4 per cent Interest
Paid on Time Deposits. Safe Deposit Boxes for Rent
T, J. MORRIS, President,
W. L. THOMPSON, Cashier,
A. D. SLOAfy yice-President,
G. MONTGOMERY- Ass't. Cashier,
Clata - Holder