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l WINTER WRAPS, i 71 sKgsssjas NT) l 8 r 1 f ) c to A i ' f?) i , ! '4 i 8 M 2 fl liAC... (A I szrY'&s f -. I (4 mji-ikifef" KB 1 7A FTTWUB . it. at irim rr rr. ri ""- fc Ota TVTiisf. Wait. revenue be raised by its otner taxing - i . a hotwppn power?, .while the several localities- Owing to the close contest between r ' . , ,. . .. or,j; cities and counties could determine, the Republican and Democratic candi-. . . . , .i th each tor itself, whether to retain the dates for the minor state ofhces and the cai- .... . ,ua property tax for its own needs. New provisions of the law respecting the i " v u i r . fl,, ,.it York and Pennsylvania are the conspicu tabulation of election returns, the result, - . , 4, . . ous examples of the well working of this of the election on those olhces may not uu CAt be definitely known until after the Gen- i ne ?m- i i The Miss .uri people should adopt the eral Assembly c-nvenes in January, i , . - . . , fQ,, T. . - a - ti,a mvis amendment, which nas been accurate! It is claimed tnat under the prous- . . 4i i 1 de-vribed as "the hrst step to any tax ;nna f t m r,r-t nf ii rip ninsi the du-. UL" 1 ,WL" 1 1 ties of the Secretary of State, that of- reforms iicial haa no power or authont to open Getting Ready for Winter, I p:irlv all nlants ston srowit.'g in Sep the returns on the otlices of governor and the minor state ollices. It is claimed that under section 701 S of the ISiO statutes, the speaker nf the house of representatives, shall in the presence of the members of the senate and house, meeting in joint session, open j the returns and publish the same. Tho jiersans havir g received the highest j number of votes ate then declared elect j ed. Contests are decided by a vote of j the members of the legislature mpeting j in i ,int f;Hsinn nisd errors in Iho returns i are corrected by that body. The custom has been for the secretary of state to make the ollicial count on all tha state otlicers and announce the re sult of his tabulation. Many prominent lawyers now through out the state hold that if the hnv is fol lowed it is clearly not in the province of the secretary of state to make the count on thoie oflifers, or to do more than to turn over the returns to the speaker of the hou.-e. wno is authorized to certify the result of the election. If no amei.dments to section 7018 ex ist, it is plain that the people will have to wait until the legislature meets to learn officially who have been elected to the minor state otlices, but we are satis fied that the returns will show that the Democracy has won all, losing only the governor. In Behalf of the Birds. A phase of life in America that is dis ticctly wanton and uncivilized is the continual warfare that is made by man against the feathered population of the air. In the whole scheme of creation there is nothing more lovely than birds, with their light and graceful activity and their spontaneous melody. They are a perpetual source of cheer to the young and to the old. Nothing in the economy of nature offers such a persistent protest to fatigue and monotony as birds. Had these winged creatures no qualities to indicate their utilit), their influence asa moial and spiritual leaven would cry out for,their protection. In the first place, the destruction of birds for commercial purposes or from purely wanton motives becomes a grave source of harm by brutalizing the per sons engaged in the work of their ex tinction. Humanity aud decency otler no excuse for the killing of birds. It is tne up'vardglaucealways that follows the flight aud the movement of birds. It is the upward impluse that takes note of their concerns. It is not the groveling that is moved and touched by bird life. There is a tonic for mankind in the con sideration of the birds and the study of their g-iy and innoce? t evolutions. P.nr. ihero is much be.-ide mere senti tember and begin to prepare for winter Most of the annuals are checked h the cool niuhts: thrir leaves begin to ellow an-1 show by their appearance that death is close at hand. The perenniais. however, make a regu lar preparation for the cod weather. Th-y seem to be .iv.vire that h:.nl times are o .micg. a: d net ready fur the cold season by ceaf-ing to extend th'ir branches, by stopping all new enterprises and making ready for lulwrsity. Ine How of the tap is slower, I wigs that wen green and succulent become hard and dry. At the places where the leaf stem? unite with the. branch a scar is formed, and when it hardens the leaf separates and falls away. The b .rk becomes a lit tle thicker and rough-r, and rather har der on the north side of the trunk, as though the tree was aware that the north wind is cold: the terminal buds for thf ni-vr se-icciii's yrowth beirui to furm and to cover themselves with ht'le vel vety overcoats to keep out the cold. A- the willow is among the lirt-t to be gin work in the spring, so it is one of the last to leave off operations in the fall. For weeks after the other trees have been getting ready for the wintor, it keens on; in its lowly situation, down on the banks of the streams, where it is nmtfifited from the winds and does not seem to realize that winter is coming until the cold weather is actually at hand. Then, all of a 6udden, it compre hends the situation, learns it has been growing too fast and too long; that it has sent out its brauches too far and can not harden them properly before the freeing weather comes. But not to be caught unprepared, it resorts to a device that does credit to its intelligence. It hardens its branches as far as it can; then deliberately snins off 1 or 2 inches at the end of each twig. Walk under a willow tree after the first hard frost, and vou will find the eround littered with twig ends that the willow has cut off, rather than let the frost bite them. If the tree has an intelligence of its own, it must feel a good deal of satisfaction in its ability to take care of itself, for even if it did work a little too late it is not caught njppingafter all Exchange. i go to The Youth's Campanion for Christmas There are three good reasons why The Youth's Companion makes one of the best of gifts for Christmas time, for a birthday, for any occasion when a pres- ent is in order. It Never Fails to Give Pleasure j There is something in every issue of j The Companion for every member of the ! family. The children never pass it by, - . .tr.A tha irarntltc nrft iPSlleSS Ulltll tile ment to piead lor preservation oi ine - birds. Xj form of an mal life pays more dren reluctantly put it down to ; generously Tor its '-keep" than the birds. , befL What is ielded in nr. fits by cattle and J hmrs m savd by the birds. To know iho n? - full value of biids as coi servab-rs vpfrptable and horticultural life we have ' ent of The Companion. Sit down in the but to recall Longfellow's unique p em ; q.jiet of your own house and send the on "The Mirds of Ki.lingwoith." 'subscription. The Companion will be In the awakening of sentiment, there- ' delivered wherever you say, on Christmas fore, for the protection of bird life in the different states ard in the fforts of the Watinnni , .I'h t illll llf A lid U OOn SOCie I ties the American public may gladly greet a t:m-l and needful declaration of mercy, fiu.ity and geuuineciviliz .tion. Tli3 largest stock of New Cloaks in this part of the coun try. FOR LADIES Broad-Cloth Goats of high quality in Black, Castors and j Browns, semi-fitted, handsome- ? ly trimmed, lined throughout j with Satin at bO .00 : IS (s f) (3 m (6 v5 I P.ln.ek Kersev Cloaks, semi- fitted and ripple bacK, 50 inch at i u .QKJ to SI 5.0 ( it 2 Misses semi-fitted Coats and ripple back; colors, Tans. Browns, Red and Blue; age 14, 16, 18, at $5.00 to $12,50 Infants and Children's Coats, Bear Skins, Astrachans, Cheviots and Kerseys, all colors, and all prices. '.f.-VMil'- The Proserity Wave. The prosperity wave that has struck 1 the country is almost unprecedented. In 1871), when special payments had been resumed, confidence was re-established and business qjickened into activity. In IS'.'T. when the electorate declared for the gold standard, and when tl.e coun try was ble.sed wi h bumper crops, there was inauguruted an era of pros perity that continued until a year ago. Hut in nei'her ca-e was there so quick a response to s-ttle political conditions as there whs .ho week immei'.iately follow ing the hite election Within 13 hours after the eh c ion of . Judge Taft had been determine J. a wave of prosperity began sweeping over ih country, the propor tions of winch even now cannot be de termined. As the Chicago Tribune well says, "it was a though as ican.ic force had burst its bonds and proceeded unobstructed from the Atlantic to ti.e Pacific, from the Likes to the (luif." Thousands of industres In ftre on short time or with Jl : ti-ors entirely closed, rci-umed full time: 5? millions f du.5a.-s of orders were ru-hed to manufacturers: neatly a million men ($lwere re employeu: over diOO.O'jO.OOO fgsj ! worth of imposed goods were taken Tx i from bi.im: S"cunties rapidly rose: jo i'tlnt tiid-., in mar'V sections of the vjjj country, oormal conditions alrradv exist. & ; The assurance that capital and labor g?) j both would have a square deal, i-.nd that ! linanco would continue on well tried 0- i principles, was. th- m.unspring that set I j wheels in motion. Confidence was re- 1 stored aud enterprise loosed. Prosper ity was again a fact. The prosperity wave will continue to sweep over the country until it shall reach the smallest industries in the smallest hamlet. Before many months the financial depression of 1907 '03 will be a matter of history, and the people again content and happy, providing they do their part toward sustaining the new conditions. It is to be hoped every man will do what he can toward "pushing a good thing along," and that no unavoid able circumstances resulting from mis understandings or disagreements, will interpose between the humblest worker and the prosperity that should be his. E1E mm lib& bU.,8 It is Easy to Order by Mail Vou need not go through the vexation of nf Christmas shonpinir to make a pres morning. It Comes Every Week in the Year Nino on of ten Christmas presents have lostih-ir novelty by New Year's. The Companion provides a continual pleasure, for it is renewed 52 times until " , - , , ' Christmas comes again. Is there an- A Tax Lesson Irom Marshall Field., , . . . . , little-31.7.".? The new subscriber receives Free the Double Holiday Numbers; and be sides the gift of The Companion's Calen dar for lilOfl, entitled "In Grandmother's Garden," lithographed in Y.i colors. Full illustrated Announcement of the new volume for 1009 will be sent with sample copies of the paper to any address free. TUB YOUTH'S COMHANION, 141 Berkeley Street, Boston, Mass. Marshall Field was noted as a man of great business integrity. Ho yave large amounts of money for public uses. He thn largest individual taxpayer in t the United States, the asse-sment of personal and real property returned by him being larger than that of men who were even much wealthier than he. Yet his estate has recently paid to the Cook county treasurer 1 million dollars in compromise settlement of suits ag gregating $1,7!0,(HiO for back taxes upon securities owned b Mr. F.ehl w'lidi had l K,,wl f.,r. Ii.volinn Nothin, could better illustrate the in- j j,j flf Qqq effectiveness of the general property tax than this Field instance. That tax is in the very great majority of cases an ir resistible invitation to false affidavits for tax dodging. A citizen' who was held up as the model business man succumbed to the temptation. Probably many, or all, of the securities which were with held from assessment bore a rate of in terest which would not profitably permit of taxes being paid. And that empha sizes another vice in a hard and fast rule to afempt to tax every form of prop erty. The tax, if paid, would be added to the rate of interest and the boriower would eventually pay it. The uuiversal admission that the gen eral property tax dos not even accom plish what, is intended by it and is the 6'jurce of most of the inequi'ies iuAmer ican taxing syst-ms has led to a general effort to abolish it. This has taken th form in Missouri as in a number of other state.- of a proposed separation of the sources of state and local reveuue under which the state general property tax would be dicontinuedaud thostate's MKS. SOIMIA BUNKER. Mm. Bunker will be in Oregon, at Mrs. J. U. Murray's, for a short time Mrs. Bunker has won a reputation iu her line, and is popular in every town in which she takes orders, and her work is in very great demand among the ladies. MRS. BUNKER'S SWITCHES ARE BEST. i Phon, Martin's. No. ..G, Oregon, Mo. j Her permanent address is Red Oak, ! Iowa. Charles Koock h-s a "Mum" win ! dow at hi- store, and it is worth oominn ; up to;vn to se He I as selected shirts, i fanc vests, new aud nobby hats, and I other articles fr m his large and varied i ctficlr And enmhmed them with chyrsan- themums in a most pleasim: and artistic manner. Even though "mum" it speaks volumes for the enterprise of Mr. Koock. Mrs. Tom Curry was in St. Joseph, Thursday of this week. HT g T Farm ers f Do you know that the Oregon Creamery Co., will buy your Produce, such as , Eggs, Cream, Poultry, Sma!I Pigs, and Small Calves, and anything J We will pay you CASH. Gome in and see us YOUR CREAM, will pay as much as any Creamery Co. Come in, use our Tester, and Test your own Cream. We don't boost prices for a little while. We will meet our competitors prices and stand by you. Come in and we will show how we do business. OREGON CREAMERY 00,, "The Farmers Friend." State Game Laws Upheld. The United States supreme court up holds, as a proper police regulation, all the laws of the states tonding to throw around game birds all possible protec- tion and to prevent fraud and deceit in ! handling such as are yet considered game. A Brooklyn dealer in imported game was known to have many plover and grouse in storage, out of season, but he refused to give the required bond, claiming that the New York state yame law was unconstitutional and in- terfered with his property rights, lie was airested and the New ork court of appeals, to which the cute was carried, upheld the law. It was then taken to the United States supreme court, which has just decided that the law of the state is valid and constitutional, and that the bond rr qui red thereby may bo exacted. j which greatly reinforced the power of thestteto protect its game. It en ' acted that all imported game, whether J brought fur the purpose of consumption I or stor ige, cam! in der the game laws j of the state into which it was brought. I exactly as if it had been produced" and ; taken in that state. In affirming the j decision of the New York court, the fed eral tribunal said that o.ving to the ! likelihood of fraud and deceit in hand i ling such game, the possessor is prohib j ited from having the same, whether ' killed within the state or without, and I the state may legally require that it i shali be held in the closed season and j that bonds be g ven against its sale, t Wherever, therefore, it becomes uec f essary to enact more stringent laws, in ! order to protect our game from com plete annihilation, there is little or no room for doubt that the United States supreme court will uphold every enact ment. St .Joseph NewB Press. THE Presbyterian Church Notes. The pastor spont several days at Wondville last week. -Corb m Marklai.d led the C. E. so ciety lastSuuday, in an interesting meet ing. The pastor will preach at the Union Thanksgiving service at the Christian church. The subject fornext Sundaj's C. E. mee'ing U "Gratitude, How to Express It." Leader, Miss Montgomery. The ladies aid soc ety return thanks to Charles Cowan and Joe Lnneing for grading done on the manse grounds. Next Sunday the services promise to be more interesting than ever Sub jects: "Christian elements in Heathen ism:" "The Church of Pergamas-A Marriage in High Life." " I There will lie nrearhitijr at Nodaway I TTntpl Woodland Thankse-ivincDinnerl Edwin A. Welty is in Oklahoma on J i;. eln:reh nex; Sunday. November at Marion. V. .1. Smith lias been ili the preset week. Mr. Kiehard Klderison the sick list this week. I.ora and Charley I'lanalp spent Saturday evening with .Mattie .Morris. - Klmer llreit a ml Clyde Smith are sather inirenrii for Ceorire Pollock. .lim Morris and Ceore Pollock hipi'd two ear loads or ho last .Monday. Mr. Cora MorrLs visited her parents. Na than Smith and wife. .Monday and Tuoday of thi week. M 11 Menu. California Olives New Celery i Baked Ham, Champagne Sauce Roast Turkey Dressing Cianberry Saucrf Mashed Potatoes Glased Sweet Potatoes Creamed Peas business. oVIoek ly Kev. IMteri. i f... r ........... I (M....-1...- Il ...-.I.. -..i.l U'!M Kbert Hatch, tne enst siae naroer, ,,urNt too; ,um.r with John oppeniand, r has removed from the Norris property :il,d famHy la.st Sunday, into the Zook property on the south ral o'Mare and -mi. side. Ljst Between Oregon and Forest Citv. Mm. day. November 9th. a back Hot Rolls C.ibbnge Salad j COmb. gold decoration and two turquoisr Mince Pie Tea, Cotfe Pumpkin V Price o'jc E. O. and Procram Chanter Z . P. November 7. llostfss. Mrs. Minnie Moore. .Toll Call. In Italy today, new: work. Lesson Review, Chapter 7 S-9. Mur-ic, Mrs. Moore Review Magazine Study. Miss Mont gomery. Paper, Magi.e and Garibaldi, Mrs. S. F. O'Fallon. sets. Keward M eyer. if returned t'j Mrs. C E Will, are in Ne braska. wliiT' they were (railed on aei-i nnt of the ill ties-of .Mr. O'llare's on Kd. lie is im proviti" slowly from an attaet of the appen dicitis. i!-ssie ICneaie, Cora Kramer. Charley and Orn I lornerUer attended the speakMn: at the U'i-.lvil!erhi.r-ii last Sunday afternoon, af u-liieh t lie V siient the evening With Miss, -Charley Nar.tn? declares it pays to j I I'.nnt. adverii-e. " Lxt week he advertised hM Harry IV i!o.-l; brought home his bride . , , , . t--.t- front l-aHeMe, Mo. Mi js to - and eon- had lost a pair o. d .ubie trees. W .thin , l. ,.,. ,,, a ,., 21 h'nirs after The Skntinki. was nut, t . f , T s ,. . ,.Vt.im,.,. ;it the J liot.ie and nr de alt tiie noise they possibly could. After bem treated and i-onirratula- ;....- ...;.....-; T-i-n tln fli:iriv:triers ilen.'irteil Miss Hessie Nichols, of Memptiis, Tenn.. j Von otttrht hnw heard Harry's voire trem were the guests of Mrs France? Mel p. j !e.. Vu-ani.Zm. Ujt;j aic .a.w.wfc, ...... j the lost property was returned. Mrs. McDowell, of St. .loseph. and from a severe attack of tonsilitis.