Business & Professional Notices from the 1870s

The town of Pulteney elected James J. Reynolds Supervisor. He has held the office several times before. Charles K. Minor was re-elected Supervisor of the Town of Wayne. (Yates County Chronicle, February 27, 1873)

ADA CO., AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY: Notice is hereby given that the fair of the Ada County Agricultural Society will be held at the Boise City Race Course the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th days of October, prox. All members of the Society are requested to come forward with the $2 greenback assessment for the present year. We also invite others to become members. Membership Cards will be found in the hands of any members of the Executive Committee, consisting of I.F. Carter, I.N. Coston, J. Brumback, Milton Kelly, J.H. Whitson, J.B. Walling, D. Heron, and G.W. Williams. (Idaho Tri-Weekly Statesman, September 23, 1873)

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Untitled (James J. Reynolds)

James J. Reynolds, Esq., of Pulteney, received the Republican nomination for Member of Assembly from the First District of Steuben on Saturday last.  from a business and social acquaintance with Mr. Reynolds, extending through a number of years, we are prepared to give him our endorsement for business ability and integrity.  He is held in high esteem wherever known, and will make a legislator that will not be turned from the best interests of the people by bribes or other means of personal emolument.  A vote cast for James J. Reynolds will be a vote in the interest of reform and good government, and that is the demand of the solid mass of men of both great political parties.—Prattsburg News.

We shall hope to see Mr. Reynolds elected.  That he will get a good vote in Pulteney nobody can doubt.

Source: Yates County Chronicle, October 5, 1876.

Supreme Court Rules on The Dalles Debt Problem

 SALEM, July 9.—(UP)—The city of The Dalles cannot exceed its debt limitations provided by state statute by guaranteeing interest on a proposed $650,000 toll bridge bond issue, the supreme court ruled late Friday.

The opinion reversed the decree of Judge Fred Wilson of the Wasco county court denying an injunction against the bonds to J.T. Rorick, a taxpayer.  Judge Wilson’s ruling pointed out that a contingent liability did not become a debt until it was actually due.  Justice Rand wrote the dissenting opinion.

Source:  Corvallis Gazette-Times, July 9, 1932.

James W. Mott

James W. Mott, candidate for the republican nomination for congress, is one of the outstanding figures in the public life of Oregon—a man with an established record of constructive leadership and accomplishment.

As Corporation Commissioner

As present Corporation Commissioner in the administration of Governor Meier, Mr. Mott has during the past twelve months performed the herculean job of ridding the state of financial racketeering. He has to date convicted every financial outlaw he has prosecuted, has restored the building and loan business of the state to a sound condition and has saved millions of dollars to the investors of Oregon.

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Deputy Assessor Chosen

Assessor-elect Giesler announces that he has employed Jess J. Walling, of Nampa, as deputy; although he makes the statement that the appointment may not be permanent. Mr. Walling is better known in Canyon county as the husband of Mrs. Ella M. Walling who has served the county for the past two years as superintendent of public instruction, and who this fal [sic] was re-elected to that office. He has been engaged in the butchering business at Nampa.

It is rumored at the county seat that C.B. Steunenberg, of Caldwell, son-in-law of A.J. Ettinger, of Payette, will be Sherriff-elect Thorp’s deputy.—Payette Independent.

Source: Caldwell Tribune, December 8, 1900.

The Politics of Printing, Part 9

Penny Walling, finding no man to vote for him, “withdraws” from the contest for printer. In doing so, he says his candidacy has had the effect of causing many more farmers to be put on the Legislative tickets. None but a two cent demagogue would attempt to excite class jealousies of this character. We don’t suppose the matter has been thought of by a nominating convention in the State, or a single member of one; and we doubt if there are any more or less farmers running for the legislature than there has been in former years. The attempt to excite that kind of suspicion and jealousy is contemptible and will be scorned by the farmers. Not five of them would have voted for him if he had remained in the field, and the discovery of this fact is what drove him out. His championship of the “farmers” is transparent. All he cares for them is to make money out of them with his paper, and the only result of his being a candidate has been to advertise his secession sympathies and expose his instinctive.

Source: Oregon Statesman, May 26, 1862.

The Politics of Printing, Part 8

We see by advertisements in some of the Northern papers that this gentleman is an independent candidate for State Printer. He says he is a Union man. If this be true, we are astounded that he did not submit his claims to the convention at Eugene. Union men were pretty well represented there, and Mr. Walling has no excuse for not presenting his claims. That farmers are entitled to a voice in the government they build up in connection with others, is to us a self evident proposition; but why a printer who works upon a paper devoted to agricultural subjects is any more entitled to the office than any other printer, we can’t see.

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