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Will Test the Question*
The Potlatch Lumber Co., is go ing to test the question, as to the right of the state or county author ities to levy and collect taxes upon the timber bought by them upon state land. Application will be made to the federal court at Boise for a restraining order against the county assessor and tax collector of Latah county, to prevent him from selling the timber on such lands for last vear's taxes. The company does not wish to evade the payment of taxes against its property which have been legal ly levied, but it does desire to as certain ''where it is at" on several points. The lawyers disagree as to the right of the state to tax this timber at all, and some who con cede the right to tax do not agree as to the method of taxation, whether it should be taxed as equi ty in real estate or as personal prop erty. Then our esteemed governor on the occasion of his recent visit to the north remarked while in Lewiston that there was some ques tion as to whether the timber actual ly belonged to the lumber company or the state. This question so glibly raised by our chief executive is one that the company wants settled and will ask the court to determine. If the decision is that the company is liable for taxes on its timber which stands on state land it will cheer fully pay them and that will end the matter, for in all probability the state will not attempt to collect them if the decision is the other way.—Moscow Star. Buys a Valuable Corner. Tbe Nielsen Furniture Co., has bought the Rogers corner on 8 th ?md Washington, being the property next to their present building. Nielsen, Sr., said to the i Examiner, that no building would J be erected there this fall, but in- • timated that a fine new structure ght adorn the ground long before ( It 05 was passed. Mr. Nielsen further stated that in Mr. mi j hisju g e t Montpelier was one of the best towns in the west to invest in, and for that reason he, and other members of the family, have inves ted many thousands of dollars in city realty here, all of which the peaker stated would be built on before very long. The price paid for the Rogers was considerably oyer $30 a s corner front foor. Stockholders' Meeting* Notice is hereby triven that there will be a meeting of the stockholders of tbe Montpelier Copper Mining & Smelting Co., at the offices of the company in Montpelier, Idaho, on August 1st. 1904, at 7:39 o'clock p. m., for the transac tion of such business as may come be fore tbe meeting, C. N. Sweet. Sec'y. 21-23 A Little Wreck* # Short Line switch-engine x'îo. 589 4» was wrecked in the yards here Fn- * day afternoon, The accident oc curred just under the viaduct and 4 was caused by the 589 and a heavier road engine trying to occupy the same piece of track at the same time. ^ The lead and round-house tracks converge at the point of the trouble j 4 and the lighter engine -had to give ' way when the engines came together. The 589 was let down several feet iuto the cinders and the roadbed 4 torn up some but the main track was not blocked.—Camera. •> * Japs Celebrate at Fossil* The Fourth in Fossil passed off rather noisily. The Jap gang lo cated here and employed on the Short Line celebrated in grand style ! and kept open house all day. Some of our citizens helped them in their celebration, and as a result there were some mix ups and some counte nances in need of repairs.—Camera. Circus Day. Some thousands of visitors crowd ed into Montpelier on Monday to see the Floto circus. They came in their best bib and tucker, and spent money everywhere. They were out for a good time and had it. The circus was a good one and the j big crowd that witnessed it were j well pleased with the performances. Worked to Death* As tending to show what a pam pered lot the Government clerks at Washington are, it is only necessary to note the united howl they sent up when they learned that the* weekly half-holiday they had been granted from July first to Septem i ber first, was to begin at 1 p. m. in J stead -of on the stroke of noon, • Poor people! They are compelled to toil from five to s»x hours each ( day, except legal holidays, one j month's entire holiday with full pay each year, time allowances for sick ness, and a beggarly weekly half holiday during the heated terra, Too bad!—Logan Journal, A New Apostle. A piece of ecclesiastical news that was doubtless most welcome to the ears of the Latter-day Samts throughout Utah, and to thousands in Europe, was the choice of Elder Charles W. Penrose to fill the va cancy in the apostolate caused by the death of A. O. Woodruff. El der Penrose has been a member of the church for fifty-three years, is thoroughly acquainted with its doctrine in every detail, has been an active promulgator and teacher of the Gospel, and is one of the most popular members of the church. —-Logan Journal. 4 . 4 » 4 . 4 . 4 » 41 *• 4» 4» 4» •!• 4» *î* «I* *> S hi O E S ! ++*+++ ♦ . . 4* * * . 4» 4» * 4 We have just received a fine line of GENTS, LADIES AND CHILDRENS SHOES, ALL THE LATEST STYLE. 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