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A -SPRINGFIELD, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY 20, 1915.
TAXES AND THE COST OF GOVERNMENT
Judgment creditors of a Southern county sued for a writ of
mandamus requiring the local authorities to assess property in
the county for taxation at its full value, as the state law directs.
It had been assessed at only half its value; and, as the tax rate
was limited by law, the yield was not sufficient to pay the county's
debts. But it was shown in the trial that property in other
counties of the state was assessed at only half its value; so, if the
writ was granted, property owners in that county would bo paying
twice as much state tax on the same actual value as property
owners in other counties paid. The lower court, therefore, denied
the writ; but the higher court reversed Uie judgment
This is a common condition, growing naturally enough out
of the common desire to lessen taxes, says the Saturday Evening
Post Local assessors undervalue their neighbors' property; but
as all of them undervalue it to about the same extent, property
owners simply pay three per cent on an assessed valuation of
fifty dollars Instead of paying one and a half per cent on a true
valuation of one hundred dollars. Each of them, however, sees
that his assessment is low and fatuously congratulates himself on
that, giving the obliging assessor his vote and perhaps a good
The underassessed community is set down as possessing only
half or three-quarters of its true wealth, its credit is correspond
ingly restricted and nearly everybody finally pays just as much
tax as though the assessments were true; but some exceptionally
skillful tax dodgers may profit at the expense of their neighbors.
The remedy is to take assessments virtually out of the hands
of local authorities, as "Wisconsin has done. The assessments,
made by the state board that is beyond local influence, are to the
benefit of the average taxpayer.
Farmers make up a large part of the membership of' the
Commercial club of Chester, South Dakota. Out In that part of
Uncle Sam's domain the farmers cut something of a figure In
town affairs, you see, and why shouldn't they? The towns can't
get alongwithout the farmers and the 'farmers fcan't getjalong
without the towns. "When the folks see it that way there is sure
tb'ibe some-getting together for the good of all concerned Salem,
Capital Journal. ' " ' -
. The jcbst of the last general election was approximately
$3tf6,d6"0?' The number of electors voting was 259,869. The cost
qf'eadtt vote was, therefore, somewhat over a dollar. Isn't is
abbiit time to arrange for fewer elections? asks the Cottage
An exchange remarks that men may be unreliable In keeping
dinner engagements on. time, but they sure want the dinner when
they do get there.
Thirties! -Thistle! Tkietlos! Cut 'em
,And the grass along tkt
Ekktesian Circus to le a lig
Uncle Sam is not hankering for a fight with anybody, still
we have no fears that the old gentleman will be found slipping
down out a back alley.
You May Visit
On your way to or from the East
Summer Excursions Tickets
On sale May 15 dally to September 30
permitting stop-overs en route. Ten
t days' stop allowed on one way tickets
at San Francisco and Los Angeles.
, Low Round Trip Faros to San
Francisco and San Diego dur
ing the Exposition Period...
Viajt tho Southern Pacific building at the Panama-Pacific
Exposition. Rest Itoom, Moving Pictures, Travel1? Lec
tures, Ticket and Validating Ofllce and Information bureau.
Full information from nearest Agent of ...
John M. Scott, General Passenger Agent, Portland, Ore.
The Ekklcslan Circus mail'
ngomcnt announce that their
plans for the-great Jltnoy Circus
noxt Saturday ovonlng are pric
ing fine, it is trueiy to be a
big attraction and preparations
are being mado to nccomrnbdato
the entire population of Spring
field at the old garago at the
foot of Main street.
An interesting fcaturo will be
the immonso free street parade
at 7:30 sharp. "Prof. Sousa" L.
Parsons will lead his famous
band, and in addition to this he
has charge of the orchestra.
Rain or shine, the shows will
open promptly at 8 o'clock-tdi-
rectly after the parade. Attrac
tions are being worked out that
are suited and will be interesting
to an audience of young and old.
The whole affair Is the result
of an effort on the part of tho
young people's Sunday school
class of the local Methodist
church to ratao funds for their
class room extension and Its
equipment at tho church. No
objectlonal features of course
will be allowed.
CO-OPERATION IN FIRE .
(Continued from Page 1.)
been so effective that the public
has awakened to-its duty andjn-
terest In the matter, with the re
sult that where the Fgres.t erv
ice once stood alone in fire pre
vention work, it now has the co
operation of the states, of pri
vate organizations, timber own
ers and the public generally.
Every camper who enters the
woods now knows that he must
not throw away a match until
he is sure it is out; he wlllpt
drop a burning cigarette of cigar
butt; he will not knock out his
pipe ashes while hot, or where
they will fall into dry leaves or
other inflamable material: he
will not build a camp firo any
larger than absolutely necessary
nor will he build It against a
tree, a log, a stump, or any
where but on bare soil; he will
not leave his fire until he Is sure
It is out; he will not burn brush
or refuse in or near the woods
if there is any chance that the
fire may spread beyond control
or where the wind may carry
sparks where they would start a
fire; if he discovers a fire In the
woods and can't put it out him
self, he will notify the nearest
forest guard,, ranger, or state
In fact, he will be just as care
ful regarding fire In the woods
as he is with fire in his own
home. He will not only do all of
these things himself, but he is
so well convinced of the wisdom
of fire-prevention measures, he
Will urge it upon his friends and
neighbors and thus help the
gpod w6rk along.
Notice to Creditors. .T
Notice Is hereby given that the ub
rtcrslfjned has been appointed, by the
county court, executrix of the estate
of William M. Moore, deceased. All
persons having claims against said
estate are hereby notified to present
the same, duly verified and with the
proper vouchers, to tho administra
trix nt the ofllce of Woodcock, Smith
& Bryeon, In Eugene, Oregon, within
six month from the date of tho first
publication of this notice.
Bae of first publication of this no
tlco la April 20. 1910.
Executrix of tho estate of William M.
Mcore, deceased. m M24
In the Justice Court for Eugono Jus-
tice District, Lano County, Oregoj;
W. II, Lynch, plaintiff, vs. M, B. Ed.
To M. E. Edwards, tho above-named
In tho namo of tho State of Orogon:
You aro hereby summoned and rcijulp
ed to appear and answer the conv
plaint In the abovo entitled cause
within six weeks from tho dato of
first publication of the summons horo
in, and you aro hereby notified that If.
you fajl so to appear and answer said
complaint as hereby renillrnd
plaintiff will tako Judgment against
yuu us prayea ior in nam complaint
now on file In tho said court, to-wit:1
Judgment In tho sum ot J77.8G Nvlth
Intercut theroon from July 1, 1914, and
tho furthor sum of Fifteen (115.00)
Dollars attorney's foos, ntul for the
costs and ulnlniroenients la the above
This bmninona Is publlsliod by order
ot tho Honorabla Josso O. Wolls,
JuuRO ot tho nbova ontltloa court, duly
mndo on tho 24th tiny ot- March, 1910,
requiring publication tuoroof onco
onch woek for six successive weeks
and requiring that you npponr and
nnswor said complaint on or boforo
six wooks from the lCtk day of April,
tho dato of tho first publication ho root.
JESSE, a. WELLS,
IX 0. 1MMEL, JuBtlco ot tho Poaco,
Attornoy for Plaintiff. UtMifr
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION
Department of tho Intorior,
U. S. Land Ofilco at Uosoburg, Oro
gon, May C, 191C.
Notlco Is hereby given that Ike P.
Whltoloy, of Loaburg, Oregon, who,
on Juno 7, 1012, mado Homestead
Entry. Serial No. 08103. for the SWtt
ot Section 24, Township 16 S, llango
I R. Willamette Meridian, has fllod
notlco ot intention to make Final
threo-ycar proof to establish claim
to tho land abovo described, boforo I.
P. Hewitt. U. S. Commissioner, at his
office, at Eugono. Oregon, on tho 18th
day of Juno 1D1G.
Claimant names as wltnossos:
William Shonlng, ot Loaburg, Orogon.
Albert Qravos. of Vtda, Oregon.
Albort J. Ward, ot Loaburg, Oregon.
C V. Southwlck", of Loaburg. Oregon.
J. M. UPTON,
For Sale, Rent, Wanted, Etc.
WANTED TO TRADE Farm or
city property located In Ida
ho, Washington, California,
Missouri, Mlncsota, Eastern
Oregon, for land or city prop
erty in the Willamette valley.
Do you want to sell or trado?
If so, see us. GORE & ROWE,
Springfield, Ore. Located be
tween 5th and tith st. opposite
Hayden & Metcalf's storeJJl)
FOUND Bicycle padlock. At
Tho News ofiice. 27
LOST On Fifth street, purse
and sum of money, Finder
please leave at News ofllce.
R. 0. A. hall for Tent. Well ven
tilated and lighted, clean and
warm. Kitchen and dining
room attached. Rates reason
able. Apply to Fred Watkc,
Gilbert Davis or W. A. Hall.
5-ROOM HOUSE and lot for
sale or rent. Modern conven
iences. Easy terms. Call at
9-ROOM rooming house for rent
furniture for sale. Fifth and
A. Phono 122-M. 21
-Five room furalsh
Eight and D street.
WANTED Air cushion for In
valid. Mrs. A. G. Boeson, cor.
Third and D. 31
FOUND A stray black colt.
Owner may have same by
paying for feed and this no
tice. Call at Hayse blacksmith
shop, Mill and Main. 31-32
Deafness Cannot Be Cured
by local application!, aa they cannot reach
tho diseased portion of tha car. Tber la
only on way to cure deafness, and that li
by constitutional remedies. Deafness la
caused by an Inltamed condition of tha mu
cous llnlna of th Ehjstacnlan Tub. When
tbla tub I Inflamed you have a rumbling
found or Imperfect hearlnr. and when It Is
entirely closed. Deafness fa th reault. and
unites the Inflammation can be taken out
and this tube restored to Its normal condi
tion, hearlnr will be destroyed forever! nine
case out of ten are caused by Catarrh,
which la nothing- but an Inflamed condition
of th mucou surface.
W will xire One Hundred Dollars for any
CC"of Deafnrea (caused by catarrh) that
cannot be cured by Hall's CaUrrli Curej
Send for circulars, free.
r. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, Ohio.
Bold by Druralr'. Tto.
Tak JIall'a Family rill for constipation.
Wo Sell the Hamilton
D.W. ROOF, Jeweler & Optician
Weprlnt bi'itei; wrappers.
Ml ffH" H
Bound to Growi
Most lareo business enterprises Of to'
day wore bogun in a small way.
Proper banking facilities will help'fl
your buslnoBS to grow nnd prosper.
This Bank gives tho samo careful at
tention to the small accounts that it
furnished tho larger ones wo. know ;
they will grow. if t
Wo will appreciate your account '
whether small or largo.
The Best Groceries
For Less Money
The Fifth Street Grocery
Tho. Sikes, Prop. Phono 22
Safe Deposit Boxes
Valuable papers deposited in our
Safe Deposit boxes can not burn
'nip; -cannot get lost or destroyed.
Commercial State Bank
This Will Whet Your Appetite
This Btoro is filled with tho choicest groceries money can
buy with groceries entirely freo from all adulterations
with groceries of tho most absolute and unquestioned pur
ity with groceries that build up the system and Instill that
remarkable energy which Insures success in life.
NICE & MILLER
Opposite Commercial Slate Bank
FIRST NATIONAL BANK, EUGENE, OREGON.
Capital and Surplus $300,000.00
Interests on Savings Accounts and Time Certificates
IF YOU HAVE NEVER TRIED
THE SPRINGFIELD CREAMERY
Chas. Barkman, Manager.
Try us and bo convinced that It pays to patronize homo
Office In City Hall, Sprlnrjfleld, Ore.
HERBERT E. WALKER'
J, H. BOWER
' v Lawyer.
.i. viv'rrriiono '1221
631 Willamette St.' ' Eugene, Oregon
nOBEIlT 13UUNS Lodgo, No.
78, A. M. F Ancient and
ACCODtod Hnilttlfill nitn Tint.
vorual and Symbolic Freo
Maeons moots Friday even
ins in w. Q. W. Hall. Visit-
P. A. Johnnon, L. B. Durrln,
Secretary, it. w, M.
Tolpphqnq Springfield 2 fo