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PUBLISHED WEEKLY. TEAMS OF SUBSCRIPTION: ICach «fcK W • in.- jrear, if paid In advance, fI.OO ■tared Nov. stb, l»'.'4, ut tbe postoffice, Btlenibunt, Kinita- county, Washington, s* <-ntitl<-iJ to second-class poetal rates. Office south tide of Fourth street, betweei Pearl and Main street*, rear of Qeddti iloek. ROBERT A. TURNER, EDITOR To believe in a good cause is well, but to work for that cause is better. Hk that control- the money of a country, can control the property of the country. Wealth ii produced by labor and therefore belongs to the labor which produces it. Prosperity for the people will not be fully realized until all un just legislation is completely wiped out. When the people make their own laws they will do more thinking about the kind of laws that ought to be made. Reformers are necessarily men of determination. but some times they are too determined for the good of the cause they advo cate. Napoleon won his victories by getting the aimy of his antagon ists divided. The reform forces in this country might profit by his example and get together. A STRONG party made up of all the weak element- will make a strong fight and pull through where the disconcerted elements will pet stranded and lost on the shoals if prejudice. Spain has the gold standard and her gold bonds are worth 37 cents on the dollar. Uncle Sam's bonds, all payable in silver are worth $1.10 to $1.20 on the dollar. What's the matter with silver dollar-? What party put Kittitas on a solid basis? The credit of the county was never better and her warrants are cash and as good as greenbacks any moment. All this is due the election of a populist ticket in 1890. Who could ask for more? There is nothing more tin- American than the idea that be Cause a man bold- a public ofliee he is entitled to a special deference and respect. The public official is or should be a servant of the peo ple, and the people have a right to tell him if he fails to do their work to suit them. True Patriotism. The Catholic archbishops and bishops in the United States have issued a circular letter which will be read in all the churches net Sunday, asking for the continued prayer- of the congregations that our country may be successful in the present conflict with Spain. Who says the catholic's in this country are not patriotic? If a parly is to be formed which in to accomplish anything in Ameri can politics, there must be a total abandonment of the idea that no one is to be admitted who is not personally agreeable to every other member of the party. Personal animosities must be laid aside for the common good of all. We must think more of the welfare of the country and less of our personal feelings. The welfare of all is of infinitely greater importance than the personal feelings of any indi vidual. Patriotism should sup* press personalities. Attorney General's Reporr The attorney general filed the following important opinion re- 1 garding foreign incorporati ns «i .-! J ing business in this state, at 1 >lm pia May 6: '•Hun Neal Cheetii im, Stutt Au- 1 ditor, Olympia, Wash. — Dear Sir: 1 aia in receipt oi youi letter • i thei 18th of March, in tvhi h you i fei 1 to me a letter from the isse eoi ol Kittitas county, asking for the fol« lowing information: "Where a corporation organized under the laws of the state of V st Virginia is doing business in this state as a foreign corp ration, and where its principal and only place of business, as named in the arti cles of incorporation, is the city of Ellensburg, in this state, has th< assessor of Kittitas county the right to assess the personal pi perty the corporation, consisting oi secured by mortgages filed for record in Kittitas county'; "In reply thereto i have the honor to advise you thai 1 have made a complete, careful inve&tig - tion of the question, and have ar rived at the conclusion thai the duty of the assessor lo assess the property for taxation. The general rule as to the method oi taxing the personal property : corporations is expressed by Mr. Cooley in his work on 'Taxation' (second edition, page ; as fol lows: "Theproper place for the taxa tion of a corporation in respect of its personalty is the place oi its principal office, unless -ome othei rule is prescribed by -' it .• . ''And 1 am of the opinion lhat this general rule should, in furtherance of justice, apply is to foreign as to domestic c rt.< ■ ra tions: that this position is strengthened in my mim . tion 4,291, volume I, Ballinger'.* Code, which provides, in übstan that no foreign corporation shall do business in the state of Washing ton under more favorable terms than a domestic corpora tin do. Under similar circumstances, a domestic corporation would compelled to pay taxes upon its personality, and under the sta a foreign corporation should do the same unle.-- there is - >m< l< _ . reason not now apparent, n - son of which it may escape the payment of the tax. Seoti v 8,094, volume (J, of Thompson's ( < unmen taries on the Law of Corpoi lays down the principle govi rninj the taxation of personal propert; of foreign corporations as follows: "All tangible property situated within a state, except -m urities i : the United State.-, is taxable the state without reference to the domicile of the owner or to th< manner in which such property is employed, whether in interstate commerce or not.' ''And this position i- sustained by the supreme court of Massachus etts in the case of Boston Loan Company vs Boston, 137 Mass., 332 where a tax laid by the city : Bos ton upon the personal property of Modern Treatment of Consumption The latest work on the treatment of diseases, written by forty eminent American physicians, says: "Cod-liver oil has done more for the con sumptive than all other reme dies put together." It also says: * The hypophosphit es of lime and soda are rega by many English observers as specifics for consumption/ Scott's Emu! contains the best cod-liv in a partially digested ! combined with the Hypo} phttes of Lime and Soda. 1 remedy, a standard I. quarter of a century, i: exact accord with th«> viewsofthemedicalprofc. . > Be sure you get SCOT] 1? ■ Emulsion* I All druggists ; joe. and $i.oc i SCOTT & BOWNE, Chemists, New V § a Rhode [sla : . corporation was held to be valid, notwithstanding the fact that the corporation may \ have been liable in the state of Rhode Island for a tax upon its per* malty; but the principal place of business oi this corporation was in Washington; its property must theref ire I c in Washington: the 'n tesand mortgages evidencing the debts due the corporation are pre sumably in the possession of the officersof the corporation, at its principal place of business; its offic ers are all residents of the state; its general manager resides here: and it is, as thoroughly as it is possible for a foreign corporation to be domiciled within the -late. It has no principal place of business in West Virginia, no officers there. By the term.- of its charter the place where the business of the cor poration is to be done is at Ellens ! burg, and unless the personalty of the corporation can be taxed in Kittitas county it will escape taxa tion. It i- apparent from the let ter of the assessor that the incor poration of the company had just prior to March 1 is an attempt to evade the payment of taxes upon •'J am, therefore, as J have said, from all the circumstances of the case, and under the law, as 1 under stand it. of the opinion that it is the duty of the assessor to assess the personalty of the corporation. Wry respectfully, P. 11. Winston, Attorney General. An Article Exemptions. Kditok Dawn —We notice a voluminous amount of printer's ink being used in discussing tlie ex emptions of private property from taxation and some persons seem to be in a great Lurry to amend the state constitution in such manner as will enable Ihe legislature to make such exemptions. Now as a taxpayer we think the constitution does not need to be amended as proposed, and that the supreme court decision declaring the late law, making such exemptions un- I constitutional, does not need any apology, for the reason that the ; rights and privileges of citizenship earn with them the obligation to ci nd the government, and defray the expenses thereof. It is hardly necessary to call your attention to the fact thai the echo of the de struction of the "Maine," has reai hed the remotest corner of the republic, and love of country has i bliterated party lines in defense i f the most glorious Hag that was ever unfurled to the breeze and men are rushing forward in answer to the president's call for volunteers. It is pleasing to note that patriotism permeates the i.' merican citizen to such an extent that voluntary service is usually rong enough to defend the nation's h mor, and it was only in the dir est m cessity of civil strife that the government had to exercise its right of conception. But when it comes to defray the expenses of government, we meet with an en- I tirely different phase of humanity, id many persons are trying to get hold oi the ''light end of the log and holler for the other fellow to hump himself." How the exemp tions of the law would have vvorled! Suppose neighbors A tand Ij had the following property, respectively: A has $500 worth of personal property and $500 worth of improvements on land and J> has $1000 worth personal property and $1000 worth of improvements on land. I nder the law A would h, ye been exempt from paying any taxes, while iii- . eighbor 1> would have had to pay tax on $ 1000—A going scot free. .New A has the same rights and privileges of citi zenship that I! has, and perhaps has a larger income which he spends in social enjoyment, possibly in the follies of life, or he may be holding down n j;ood office and is - ■ ming to gel r< elected, while B is digging a living out of the soii or hammering it out of the forge or carpenter's bench, and to pay the taxes on two citizenships is a bur den on I), as ids taxes are increased one lulf by reason of A's exemp tion. The supreme court only i lid in.effect, that B should only pay twice as much taxes a- A paid, be cause he only had twice as much property a- A, and that A should pay his portion of the tax. As many ijuestii ns of taxation are decide,; by v te of the |*eople, if every voter pays tax nccordingto their property, they w inld be more careful in voting taxes on the com-1 munity, and also more careful as. to whom they elect to fill the offices • in which thi public revenues are tary influence in public morals, j If the expenditure of public fund- is reduced to a minimum. taxation will not be burdensome. ''Pay as you go" i- a maxim that has as much force in public affairs as in private, and if this maxim had been heeded, Kittitas county would not now be carrying a bonded indei tedness of $195,000 the interest on which with current expenses m ikes I ixes a burden i."t easily bourne, and a state debt is j looming up that will be heard from lin the near future and the most ac ceptable exemption from taxation the legislature can '_'ive the tax I payer- of the state is to curtail pub lic expenditures. More anon. A. M. Stevens. School Apportionment No. Dis. Ammt. No Dis. Ammt. 1 $ 171 89 25 $ ltiT 01 2 16 26 68 y 0 .'! 2620 73 27 68 80 i 142 07 28 94 67 5 68 80 29 68 80 6 11 - 98 30 80 7 86 69 ::i OS 80 so >! j 32 68 8' i 9 17" 80 -"ci 68 s 0 10 68 30 34 140 01 11 68 80 :;.-> 68 80 12 68 89 36 fl* 80 13 79 02 37 68 80 1 ) liS SO 15 68 80 39 OS 80 16 68 80 40 413 21 17 68 80 11 69 56 18 68 s <> 42 68 80 19 68 80 43 68 80 20 68 80 14 68 80 21 68 s| > 45 6S so 22 68 80 46 69 25 23 68 80 47 68 80 24 1798 1- 48 101 41 25 167 01 49 6* 80 I. O. O F. Cemetery. Persons deslrlug to Improve lot* in the ceme tery should apply to the undersigned at the county assessor's office at the < ..ur house ami I pay the water ren I which l« one dollar per lot I for tne season, and ip n presentation of re ceipt to Mr. Hubh .: • %vill connect lot with the water main for which ihe lot owner writ] I pay. our odge ha« • i. «t much trouble and I expense to linprovi the cemetery, and it is i hoped the public v \n by H>^:rtinn t" protect the grass plots i v t. ■ margins of the •venues. L. .\. VINCENT. Congregat.i< inal church —nn 'ru ing theme: "The Mission ol Trouble. Special evening subject: "Lessons from the Life of Glad stone, the < rrand Old Man."' Rev. !■!. C. Wheeler. 4 A woman I does not h i\ t to be placed ■ under an X-ray I to show to all i beholder* that | she is M ,ffer. i"g from 111. lie ;il th. m. health mark a woman muc more quick! than it does "'an. It d« str o v st h sparkle in he eye. the blool of health oi her check, he vivacity o manner, he •prig-htliness of carriage am iiiiiiiiiiiiiiM nervous, petulant and despondent Generally 111-health in a woman is due to disorders or derangements of the delicat and important feminine organs which ar the cradle of the race. No woman who suf fers in this way can retain her good looks or her attractive. ss. The daily burden of torturing, dragging pains that she carries will soon make her a physical wreck and eventually either kill her or drive her to insanity Any woman may n -tore and re tain her health and Ir. ngth in a womauH way by the use of !ir. Pierces Favorit oca treatment- • insisted upon by nearly al physicians, and enables her to treat her self in the privacy of her home. It is the Invention of Dr. R. V. Pierce, for thirty years chief consulting physician to fhi him by letter free"of '"a pondence sacredly confidential. "I was sickly for sixteen wnre i sus. weakness, disnsree c ,m, , a„ P - ''V'" small of niv hack an,! ... , v « •«• ' m ,l he Mary Ashfin, of Bai - J-'-, „7- «J 8, "When I began t..'-■■• [V " Prescription I could nt• un Aft», »osi i? for one week I got up and iid iiiv h , • • V s have taken four bottli sol 1. i*. X " r "' • 1 tion.' one hottleof the fl uu-„ \i ■• ', ' T"cr,P ery' and three bottles of the "l \■', t? m C " x " These medicines have cured - i fell '"V NEW STORE!!] <s Sw We are conducting a : Grocery on Pearl Street. : VVe will be First iv New < roods, First in Low Prices, First in Quality And Greatest in Quantity. STKIVM AX J » IV< >JS., Cash Grocer), Public School News. Tune. Banner rooms this week are nos. 4 and 6. The 10th grade had final exam ination in rhetoric Wednesday. The literary society gave a pa triotic program last Friday even ing. The following program was rendered: Son?. America, - Society Ess iy, ' 'ur Sea Coast Defense, I - Clinton Sanford Essay, Our Forts, Bright Bennett Rec, Our Forts, - Roy Weaver Ess iy,' >ur Army, - Abe Kreide] Vocal Duet, The Star Spangled Banner, Bessie Painter and Winnie Shoiidy. Essay, Our Big Guns, Tena Murray Rec.,'< >ur Call to Colors, _ • Yernia Smith : Reading. Spain ami the U. S. . - Loy Shoudy Essay, < Mir Vessels, Flora Fleming i Ess iv, 1 >ur Naval Leaders, : Van Foss i Ess ■ v. < Mr Torpedo Boats, . - - Bessie Painter ' Critic's report, - Mr. Hale The rhetorical programs given in the assembly room for the past week were as follows: • Friday ev< its <'arrie Anderson Laura Welty. Papers —Bessie Painter, Anna Sander. Rec. — Arth ir Lambson, Will Oldham. i Wednesday events —Melvin Liv eey. Paper—Fred Schnebly and Clinton Sanford. Rec, —Ophia - l ay, Lizzie Paul and Winnie Shoudy. Report for the week ending May 13. 1898: Total no. enrolled 418 "days attendance 1975 A I " absence 904 Ay. no belonging 413.2 j " daily attendance 395 1 Cases tardiness 3 Sparta Echo. Nip and Tuck. Born on May 9th, to Mr. and Mrs. Byam Yocum, a daughter. George Mills, who has been sick with rheumatism for several weeks past, is convalescent. Henry Pease has returned from Alaska. He says the work is played out. Alva \ocum went to the Co iockem rage to look after his cattle. li. F. Hicks is shearing sheep in tin- shushustan canyon. Friends of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Pe&se are glad to see them back in Kittitas. Ed made a short visit, and started for the mountains with a surveying party. M. M. Damman has added an improvement in the way of a new •_'ate. Farmers of Sparta would do well to take pattern. The Plea.-ant Hill school enter tainment was a grand success. About #24 was cleared. Johnny Crawford is the proud possessor of a new bicycle. Hub \\ alters is home on a visit. ( »• P. Hyer built a porch at Brockman's the other day. Roslyn Rolls. TKILBY, We have a fi ig pole here now second to nont in the county. It ji> 100 feet above the ground with a iioating from the top of it 20x •".0 feet. It was raised by 800 boys ranging from 5 to 7 years of age. The day will come when they will be men and may haye to fight for it. Captain Parsons of the Salva- j tion Army then offered a prayer, in which he remembered the Maine also Admiral Dewey. Honorable Fred Miller, of Yakima, delivered the address which was much ap preciated. Our band boys played some well selected pieces, which were a credit to them. A choir of five hundred voices sang the Star Spangled banner, with band accom paniment. The Bush 500 pounder roared enough between acts to make any American.-blood boil with pa triotism. This was conducted by our well-known Kansas warwhoop er Trie. He was heart and soul in the work and continually shout ing ".Remember the slaine?" The celebration was carried through by pos tmaster McConihie and three cheer.- was given him for its success. Mr. McConihie always lakes a lead ing part in patriotic affairs and j I ncleSam remembers him for he , has him or, Li- pay roll M ' •'- 1 who was bgJ ing for Schloifel.it,is noweraplS y Miles Bi -. I *unty Tres. Flummerfelt m L>. W . Burroughs were here Tn« day. Mr. Sin nds was up from Th, - tui i iy. Mr-. McAffe, who has beenvi; r »»g : ' 1: r P '"' i mied 1W mpanied vh< r brother, N New tnana Miss i irrie Jones left Tw*k ni fit 1t• >r British Columbia, tbi em irried to Willie Richmo id, formerly of this plar. Rol crt Bosti ck had his thuai y m ished by a fall of roe, Tuesday. Ed Brown and E B. Pease, th are < n the Geological survey, pud the city this week. V istmastei MoC aiihie is confine; to his ed with a badly spraintc ba k i tused by too much lifting oi the liberty pole. Miss Sue Porta is filling the vacancy in the post, office. We arc glad to -cc James JL Cullock "ii the stieets again and hope he may soon be able to wait without the .assistance of a stii II iw ird Masterson was in the city Monday. Peter Cherrey, an old time R<>j lynite, arrived in the city Sunday He looks like the same old "Pete. 11 John Warger and John Break fast have bought out the Moss Bros, who Lave i een running the Klon dike saloon. W. J. Heslip and Harry Martin were lined for running horses fl Pensylvania avenue Saturday. They colored boys were celebrat ing a little among themselves Sun day night by the looks of the blood which was on the door and windot of Dr. Sloan's office Monday mm ing. One of our prominent butcher; has done as we predicted. We an not sure that he bad Auditor Star ing's permission, but we do know that he has rented a house and | busy mrnishing it to be finished by June 1. We wish you luck Mrg. County Commissioner John Newman was up from Thorp to witnes- the flag raising Saturday. He was much surprised at seeing such a mass of people, and when told that they were all Roslynitas could hardly'believe it. We have a few thousand people here, ani when they all turn out as they do - on such occasions, they make quit) a showing. Dr. Alex. Sloan, brother of Dr. Sloan of this place, was up from Yakima to witness the llag raising. The Roslyn Knockers and the Colored base ball teams had a game here Sunday. It looked for a while as it some of the colored boy.- were looking for trouble, which is to I c much regretted. The boy; have been lure so long it seemsa; though they ought to be able to play a sociable game, without that prejudiced feeling being aroused. Up to the fourth inning the score steed ten to ten. ami at the end of the seventh inning it stood seven teen to eleven in favor of the Ros lyn Knockers. ' Side- Uro- opened up their meat market Saturday. It is a credit to our town, and we hope they f« have a good trade, as they are cer tainly deserving. They sold a great quantity of meat "Saturday and were obliged to kill some on Sunday. If you want three >rood papers to reaJ try fin: Pawn, We. kly Tidies, of Seattle, arid Thrice Weekly World, oi New Yoik, all for fj 25. tf. BIDS roll THE B RIDGE ACROSS Till-: ]VE.XATCHM RIVER. Notice l» hereby giveu that sealed bldivg bo ru'o . .1 hi the ntllce olihe auditor oi Kid; tag county, Washiuglou, up to the hour ot. O'clock p. in. on July »th, Is9s; for a wooden bridge across the Wenatcheu river at Mission, Kittitas county. Washington . All material, including lumber, timber «W Iron will be [uruished for above bridge *»• aoove bids aro to l>c simply for the labor of m construction of suld bridge Plans aud spot-ideations for above bridge Ott If - enal the olllceofthe county auditOTi f and after .lune Ist, 18!*. The county couifflis sioners reserve the right Io reject auy and "!'' hi.l>. By order oi the board of couuty comaiis sioners. s. T. STERLING Clerk of uoard. ICUensburg, Wash., May loth, is 8. Don't Hold Your Girl. Responsible if she refusestyou forrivißf her a }>uor picture, .some mood ones taken at Pautzkea Art Studio.