The Shawnee Daily News-Herald (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 20, No. 223, Ed. 2 Sunday, May 30, 1915 Page: 1 of 4
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SUNDAY MORNING. .WAY 30, 1915.
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OPINION (>F ATTOKYK V (JKVKIf.
AL'S DiTAiRT.WBM ON QUES-
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SECOND SECTIO N—F OUR PAGES.
UOC BIRD SAYS-
Tlie Truth is good enough. for us
—-lience our honest values.
fhe May Bridesmaid's Gown of Revenge
Oklahoma City, May 29.—Governor
Williams has decided upon his pol-
icy with reference to the Asses-
sors in a number of counties who
insist upon listing for ad valorem
taxes the property of concerns and
individuals that is exempted from
this character of tax by the new
general revenue law. He has sent to
all county commissioners and county
assessors a copy of the letter from
Assist. Atty. Gen. J. H. Miley with
the following letter of transmittal:
"I herewith inclose you copy of
an opinion rendered on the 22d inst.
l y the attorney general of the state.
I desire to officially bring same to
your attention and to ask that*in
the administration of your office you
follow the law as interpreted and
advised by the attorney general, the
hSgfhest law office of this state, until
you are directed otherwise by order
Of a court of competent jurisdic-
"Hoping that the present Ibiennial
period of administratiion of govern-
ment will be characterized with such
eiflficiency and fidelity as not only
to merit, but also receive, the ex-
pressed approval of the tpeople, I
Mr. Milej's Opinion.
The letter Of Mr. Miley, which is i
of moment to all the county officials
and taxpayers olf the state, is in
part as follows:
"We have your letter of the 15th
instant in reference to Art. 2, sec-
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Might poison the entire system.
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Best for any kind of insect bite!
Draws off the poison immediately
Keep a bottle on hand—will keep
you out of danger! 26c.
'The sweetness of low price sel-
dom equals the bitterness of poor
LION DRUG CO.
Wallace Mann, Prop.
tion 1, H. B. No. 84, entitled 'An
act to provide a direct and Indir-
ect system of taxation,' approved
March 11, l lo. This act carried the
emergency clause and became ef-
ifectlve on the date of its apiproval.
"We understand from your letter
that some of the assessors claim the
statute is unconstitutional and are
requiring the owners of such prop-
erty to list the same, and threat-
ening if they do not, to list the
same pursuant to Sec. 7323, Revised
Laws, 1910, and add 50 per cent to
the actual cost value thereof.
"The power to declare statutes un-
constitutional is a very great one,
Iwhich some inferior courts refuse
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to exercise, and is exercised by the
supreme court very reluctantly and
only in a very clear case.
Beyond Assessors' Authority
"We think that an assessor goes
J far beyond his authority in refuting
to be governed by legislative en
actment because in his opinion it is
"The owners of property Of the
I class mentioned in the portion of
the act above quoted are within
their rights in not listing the same
with the county assessor. We are of
J the opinion that the assessors have
no authority to list such property,
and add 50 per cent olf the actual
"We think possibly an Injunction
will lie at the suit of any owner of
such property to prevent the asses-
sor listing the same. If that rem-
Sunday, May 30, at Elk Park
Geary vs. Shawnee
Game called at 2:00 o'clock to allow
visitors to get 5 o'clock train
edy is not available or not followed
and such property is listed, then
the owner has the right to appear
•before the county board of equali
zation and ask that the same -be
stricken from the assessment rolls
That body his authority, and it
would be its duty to do so. Should
they refuse, then an appeal would
lie to the district of- superior court
and from those courts to the su-
"We think that by these provis-
ions the "state has afforded property
owners the means of protecting them-
selves against unlawful and unwar-
ranted assessments. They are as
ully protected as owners of other
classes of property not subject to
assessment. It is also probaJble that
the assessor—especially if he acts
willfully and oppresively—would be
liable in damages to any such prop-
>rty owner injured.
"In allowing the compensation to
the assessor and his deputies the
county commissioners should not in-
clude in the total assessed valua-
ton, the value of any property re-
turned by the assessor which was
not subject to assessment. Should
they do so, an appeal would lie to
the district court, as in the case of
other unlawful claims.
"We believe that the attention of
the assessor, commissioners and the
county attorneys of the counties af-
fected should be called to their duty
in this matter, and that they should
be governed by the plain terms of
the statute until the courts hold
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Lighting fixtures make the home beau-
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OFF TO RICHMOND.
Cajpt. T. B. Hogg of Shawnee and
Messers Ootten and Murray of Te-
cumseh left Friday night at 11:30
via the Rock Island for Richmond,
Va., to attend the Confederate Re
TEAf HIM* VERSUS
While it is difficult to get accurate
data on wages, the best available
figures indicate that the average
.nnual wages received by the work-
Icrs in five ureal occupations are
about as follows:
Coal miners goo
Factory workers 550
Common laihorers 51 j
Prom "a comparative study of
public school system in the forty-
eight states" 'by the Russell Sage
A want ad will pne you on the
heal estate TRANSFERS.
Chas. E. Haokney purchased resi-
dence, 625 Douglas St.. this week.
John P. Reed, purchased residence
N'o. 217 X. Market St., and will im.
C. S. Boardman, purchased 50 foot
lot to Improve in 600 block N. Penn-
Let's keep our yards clean.
Bring your rubber tire buggies
Mooney and Son
lor new tires.
127 South Bell
We sell all colors
and all sizes in
• all Chose lll-j.
wken yon have a mattreae te
We make a specialty of feath-
er mattresses also w« renovate
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BUY AN |CE CREAM FREEZER FROM US AND
MAKE YOUR OWN ICE CREAM. THEN YOU
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WE ARE THE PEOPLE WHENEVER YOU NEED
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Main and Phila
CALORIC FIRELESS COOK STOVE DEMON-
STRATION FROM MAY, 3 1ST TO JUNE, 5TH.
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The Shawnee Daily News-Herald (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 20, No. 223, Ed. 2 Sunday, May 30, 1915, newspaper, May 30, 1915; Shawnee, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc128782/m1/1/: accessed May 17, 2022), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.