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Canyon City news. (Canyon City, Tex.) 1903-1908, September 04, 1908, Image 9

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Low Tax Rate.
With state tax rate for general
purposes reduced from 20 cents
to (i cents, the state school tax
reduced from 20 cents to 10 2-3
cents, with the per capita school
apportionment raised from 5 to
0.7."). with county tax rates re
duced from one-third to one-half,
and with assessed values nowhere
increased in greater ratio all
within two years is a pretty
fair vindication of the policy of
full rendition inaugurated by the
Thirtieth legislation.
Total tax collections have not
been increased except by the
normal increases in legitimate
public expenditures, and these
expenditures are more than olfse t
by the natural increase in
The critics pretended to fear
tliat the rate would not be re
duced in proportion to the in
crease in assessments, albeit
they knew that the law required
n automatic reduction in the
state rate, and they should have
known that public opinion would
compel county commissioners to
make like reductions in local
Anyhow, experience has dem
onstrated the efficiency and
isn't soon forgotten. Some are
more apt. than others and learn
quick. The quicker though you
discover that it's here that it's
the best place to
the quicker you learn the lesson
of money saved in buying and of
supplies that's best procurable.
Big sales with little profits is a
lesson we learned long ago and
we in turn give school children
the benefit of it .
Leading Druggist,
Kast Side Square, Canyon City.
The place where you get Quick
and up to-date work.
Ladies as well as Gents.
Suits Made to Order.
A swell line for fall anil winter.
Call and See.
O. B. COTTKN, Prop.,
Up-stairs room 5, Morel a ml Bldg.
H, C. Taylor. J. Frank Smith.
Rowan Land Co.
Dealers in
Panhandle Farm and Ranch
Canyon City Property
equity of the law.
Of course, Ave have not reached
perfect equality, but we have
made gratifying progress in that
direction, and recalcitrant coun
ties and property owners will be
more and more pursuaded from
year to year to do the fair thing.
The whole state, including even
the tax dodgers, feel better. It
is a comfort to a community as
well as to an individual, to ex
perience the sensation of being
fair with the tax assessor.
Fairness and self-respect aside,
it is a great advertisement for
Texas to announce values in the
amount of two billions of dollars,
with a state tax rate of (5 1-4
cents for general purposes, a
school rate of 1(5 2-3 cents, local
rates of from 35 to h cents, and
1 school apportionment of $0.75
per capita. Wise men seeking
investment or location may be
easily pursuaded tj come to
state offering such fiscal att rat-
Will the knockers, calamity
howlers and common scolds that
have, been abusing the laws and
government "of Texas have the
patriotism and the decency to
tell these agreable truths about
Texas y
The Record takes some com
fort in the fact that it has been
able to discern the outcome of
an honest attempt at full ren
dition and that it had the cour
age to defend the reform against
the clamor of mischief makers
who sought to mislead instead of
enlighten the people. It was not
a popular thing to do in North
Texas, when? assessments were
so much lower than real value,
but the experience again teaches
the lesson that courageous and
intelligent advocacy will always
win the final approval of an hon
est and intelligent people.
The Record congratulates
the Thirtieth legislature upon its
wisdom in enacting the law, the
administration and the tax offi
cers upon their fidelity in enforce
ment and the people upon their
patriotism in observing the law
and in defeating the conspiracy
of the late gubernatorial cam
paign. It will be well to remember in
future the agencies and interests
that sought to deceive and betray
the people by revolutionary reac
tion. Fort Worth Record.
Day of Cheap Farm Lands Passed.
Lands in Central West Texas
may appear high to some pros
pectors, but it is cheaper than it
will ever be in the future.
Again, at the present price, two
acres can be bought for what one
acre will cost in the longer set
tled sections of the state, and it
is just as fertile and productive,
to say nothing of the advantage
of being able to cultivate two
acres with the same amount of
labor that would be required for
one acre elsewhere. Abilene Re
porter. Panics may come and panics
may go, but farm lands in Texas
will never be cheaper than now.
The day of cheap land, as we
once understood the term in
Texas, is past. The man who
can buy a home and puts it off
until prices are lower is, in plain
English, a fool. The law of pro
gross has not broken down and
left us with present conditions
ami present values on our hands.
10 very community in Texas has
its quota of misanthroiM's who
will tell you how so many years
ago they could have bought what
New Dress Goods
are arriving daily and we will be able to show the most complete line ever displayed in this
portion of the state. Our buyer exercised an unusual good judgment in his selection of
goods and in getting them at the lowest price.
Our New Silks
are here and must be seen to be appreciated. They consist of the fancy waistings and the
plain silks. Our black taffeta at $1.00 per yard is a great bargain.
New Percales and Flannellettes
are complete and bought at the right time to get best selection and you should see them.
The Millinery Department
is in charge of Miss Rogers and she has the stock arranged and ready for your inspection.
All the latest creations in ladies millinery, with taste and style, are here and we can please
the fancy of everybody in the community.
Shoe Stock Complete
in all kinds men's, ladies', misses' and children's. We have made a special effort to get
good, neat shoes for the school child.
Boys School Suits
all grades and neat-fitting for the lads who are going to school. We want you to sec
Gf?OCE? EES ,lere '3 wllere vve shine, as well as in Dry Goods. We carry at all
"- times the most complete stock of Groceries in town, and at prices
that are right. We are positively undersold by none,, ami if you will yet our prices we will
sell you the goods. Following are our prices on flour:
Unite's Excellence, per ioo lbs S3. 25 Red Star, per 100 lbs $3.00
White Swan, per ico lbs 3.00 Pride of State, per 100 lbs 2.75
A trial sack of Bulte's Excellence won't cost you a cent if it isn't as good as you ever used.
Canyon City Supply Co.
East Side Square. Phone 25.
is now valuable? farm or busi
ness property for a song. Ten
years hence a new set of unfor
tunates will tell abouthow cheap
ly they ceuld have bought prop
erty in HKK Here and there
boomers and speculators may
have advanced the price of land
beyond the present values, but
on the whole land is cheap any
wherein Texas at present prices.
This is especially true of farm
land, for, while then; is no war
rant for saying that the move
ment from the country to the ci
ties has been reversed, signs are
not wanting which indicate
an early tendency in this direc
tion. Roys have all left the
farms because they could make
more money in the cities, and the
tide will set the other way just
as soon as it becomes apparent
that they can make as much or
more money in the country. The
present high price of all farm
products, together with the
cheapened cost of production,
brought about by modern ma
chinery and improved cultural
methods, is bringing prosperity
to tin; American farmer and
countless thousands of over
worked men and countless other
thousands of unemployed are
turning eager eyes toward the
The cheapest farm lands in'
the world are in Texas. Ijtndsj
capable of producing as much as
the high priced farm lands of j
Illinois, Iowa, and Kansas, can
be bought in Texas today at;
from ir to!?2." per acre. This!
great disparity in price will not'
continue long. The rapid influx!
of farmers from the middle j
School Books
We have secured the EXCLUSIVE AGENCY
for about eighty per cent of the school books.
The books are changing and all the old books
will have to be exchanged for new ones.
These books are handled for the publishers
and all exchanges and sales will be for CASH.
No school books will be charged to anyone.
A. H. Thompson
Leading Druggist.
Highest Cash I'ricc liil for Hides, liny, Mai.e,
Kallir Heads, etc.
We are u Strictly Home Concern
and denire your patronage.
Canyon Coal Company
west indicates that these long
headed farmers realize this and
are taking advantage of it. No
better advice can be given to an
ambitious young man who is
willing to work than to buy a
country home in Texas. Fort
Worth Record.

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