FLORA, ILLINOIS, FRIDAY. JUNE 21. 1907.
Principally Affects Land Values and Improvementt.
Rctura of Books Sbswi a Wide Virisicc in Views ot AssMMrt.
The Board of Rariew of assessments cooTened in LoniSTllla on Honday. This year the board cooslata of Tbos. Abel chairman of Loaiarille, J. B. Car¬ micbel of LaaisTille and Jease Lewis of Hoosier. From all indications at hand tbe boart will bave an ardnona if not a strcnaoaa and exciting aession.
All assessors boolis bave been retarned except LonlsriUu and that is expected to be completed in a few days.
It baa been understood for some time tbat a decided Increase wonld be made in tbe Bseessmenta in tbe yarioos town ¦ ships. p»rtiouIaly in land valnes and tbis nnderstandlDK It seemx waa con firmed by aprr.»ement in the conncil of aaaeasors before beginning the worli Bot, trom a comparison of tbe fignree aa already retamed by the variona asses aors. there mnst bare beon aome wide latitude given in the agreement above referred to. As before inSlcatad, annie decided increases were tobe eippctwi, and very properly tio we think. As- seasment valnes especially in real estate bave been decidedly low.
Clay connty in common wttb other sections of the coantry baa enjove.! a liberal share of prosperity dnrina tbe last flve years and real estate valnea bave responded to the general advance qnite as fnllv and a promptly aa in otber lines of property. Hence no sarpriae, and little if any opposition, wonld bave been aroneed at a decided increa