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KJLS XllLJ rirVVjUO makinsr I DOnlMl for the poor man PUBLiHHED EVEKY THUKHDAY Entered in tlie ixmtoflice at Ontario Oregon, for trari!niiMa tlirongh the mails as second -class matter. M. K. BAIN. Publisher. A wli-sir'iid folding aralnst the direct primary glSSUOfl Ih rapidly gain ing ground, especially In the oimt whoro a iniiiilii'r or loading MWipftfMl re discussing the suhject. The ground is tnkon that tin- prirunry Is becoming too burdonn'mio to the pub lic M well as to the Individual candi date, ;i ri 1 1 that Iho K stem run In- 111:111-lpulai'-il bf the politician and the wealthy against the poor man who aspires to office. The following edi torial Is from the linston Herald of May 21 : No panacea for political Ills over enjoyed tnor' sweeping triumph than the dinit primaries Those started o far us the nortlioni states are con cencil. with La Kol li tie in WIhoiihIii bout l." yearH ago- And from thiro the have Kpread all over the 1 ntry, until now the actual nomination of presidential candidates by that method ! under studious consideration, If Indeed we are not already ncrompllsh iiitc nearly that by our alreaih updat ing machinery. That the new device Is improving the iiiallty or the candi dates Mderled, few observers would today have the IciiimIiv to argue. Hut Ten If It were doing that, the prodi irlous cost of the system, and Its ap parent limiting the honors of office to rich men might well give us pause The states are all telling the same etory. lOWS Is now getting ready for late wide primaries, In whbh no few er than "iiinn n have announced their camlldatoH for various county offlcos Of those the salaries average little more than a $1000- Yet the campaign uxpenses under the direct primary are estimated by the Des Moines Capital at not less lhi;n ft(NI for each r.indi d.iti If succiMsrul. lie miiHt. as a rule spend as much 1 to git elected This means one years snlniy to 11 ln. office To show that this system la unwholesome III the last degiee needs no argument. What are we to do nbout It? Are wo going back to the convention system, and have some to be considered, or are we to continue Indefinitely the direct primary farce- If the recent primary election has demonstrated nothing else It has at least convinced the great majority of sober thinking people of the state that the corrupt practices act should be radically amended. It not only re quires n Philadelphia lawyer to com prehend the meaning of the various sections but puts a premium on dis honesty. The author first assumed that every candidate for an elective of fice is a crook and then proceeded to provide by legislative enactment to lrotect the public against every con ceivable kind of fraud. It Is a public invitation for decent men to stay out Of jiolltlcs. Many of the provisions are Idiotic and some of them are eg sltlvely vicious. The section which reqttlrej candidates for the humble of fice of precinct committeeman to file a swore statement of his campaign expenses Is a fair sample of the man' li'imorous sections of the law. The entire statute Ih loosely drawn and contains so many -hiring defects nnJ N many silly provisions that It would 'eiulre several columns of space to enumerate them. The number of Inws passed In Oregon appears to be onlv limited by the capacity of the st Ue printing plant. Krom the standpoint of 11:1 lit it y we heat the world on tin output of legislation. When It conies to quality we take off our hats, even to the much Hided Mate of Kansas -Albany Herald. worst of It by having to wade through the pools of water and mud. The water hog Is a hard animal to deal with and can only be held In check by a good stiff fine. The Argus hears a great many com plaints about farmers wtio are care less and permit surplus water to flood roade In their sections, making the road nearly Impassable. There is a law against this parctlce and hardly any excuse for the farmer who Is guilty of the crime. Under the pres ent law It Is hard to get a complaint filed and It Is probable that a change of the law will be made at the next term of the legislature making It the 'I111 v of the road supervisor to reixirt all such cases and prosecute tliem, placing the fine high ouou.h to more than pay all costs. It Is also true that at present the funnel gels fined to a great extent by the ruin he Inflicts on his land by over watering, but the public gels the OPFICIiLH ARK fWISO TO PROTECT MAM PROW STOCK Following Is a section of the Ore eon statutes that has been frequent ly violated with impunity, but the authorities are going to have It en forced hereafter: Any person or persons driving or herding, or causing to be driven or herded, cattle, horses, sheep, or any hind of livestock along or near a public highway, and causing such highway to be obstructed thereby with stones, earth, or other debris, and leaving the same to remain more than twenty-four hours, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon con vlctlon thereof shall be fined in a sum not exceeding 200; such fine to be enforced as other fines In criminal cases, and Justices of the peace of the (iinty shall have orlrinal Jurisdiction of all violations thereof Hums News. Dr. W. O. Howe DENTIST Telephone No. 732 First National Bank Bid. DRS. PRINZIN6 & WEESE Ontario, Oregon Office in New VVilpon Block. DR. D. C. BRETT DENTIST Office 2nd door east of Ontario Phar macy on Nevada Avenue Near R. R Depot A new Industry In Oregon Is the eastern demand for husbands. The Oregon grain crops are esti mated at 69,024,000 bushels by the de partment of agriculture. The adoption of British and Euro pean standards for public utilities in this state will make further Invest ments very difficult to secure. The publication of the propose 1 eight hour law for this state Is being hastened that the people may know Just how drastic the measure Is and how It will uffect the farmers. II. C. Simpson f the North Pacific Fruit Distributors association says the Panama cunal will bring large shipments of German beer and the vessels will take fruit tonnage back with them. Fewer game laws, fewer boards and commissions, and less interterenee with Industries, and more capital In vested in manufacturing enterprise. is the line of development now advo cated by the people of Oregon- Hill's GRAND OPENING! Soda Fountain 1 s a ssssssss s Saturday, June 20 3 P. M. to 5 P. M., Afternoon 7 P. M. to 9 P. M., Evening ORCHESTRA IN THE EVENING You are cordially invited to attend our Grand Soda Foun tain Opening, Sat. June 20. We are installing' one of the finest Soda Fountains in the Inter-mountain country and will spare no pains to give the very best service obtainable anywhere. We want you to be with us at our opening. SOUVENIR FOR EACH VISITOR HilPs Pharmacy Successor to G. F. Bermele Mcculloch, & wood LAWYERS Rooms 1-2-3 First Nat'l Bank Bldg. Ontario, Oregon OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIANS I'll Hahhirt Sk mis I'll. I'M 1 IM Si II!. Graduates American School of Os teopathy. Kirksville, Mo. Wilson Block Telephone. IM Hlk H. H. WHITNEY PHY81CIAN andlSLROEON Office In I. Ok O. F. Bldg.. Ontario. Oregon C. McGONAGILL ATTORNEY AT LAW Will Practice in all Courts Notarv Public. Office over Postoffice REX MARQUIS HTOCK nitniOtM Of MAMIKUK COUNTY DEPUTIES W. H Cecil Ontario. Ben Hrown, Vale. C. C. Morton. Old's Ferry. N. O. White, Werner Bridge. J. i: Holly, Rivervlew Ale lennv. .Ionian Valley. Joe KanktitTer, MeDerinilt J Buy dell. Nysea W. II M. Will, am- .1 imt lira Win. Kin.-. Harper rfsC 'B Lav x $fo femat Bbwflfc OF ONTARIO. ORE A Good Bank In a Good Country We have several hundred Government Bulletins on com and hog growing, and on the selection of seed corn. We will distribute these Bulletins free to all who call for them, as long as the supply lasts. Resources Over Half Million Dollars Transfer, Baggage and Express Meet All Trains JOHN LANDINGHAM Old papers at tb' Argus office--25 cents per hundred. Just what you need lo line your cabins and Pluce under tbe carpet liruyuge orders taken at Moure Hotel .Inliii I .Mini iiik limn, residence I'honc 424 Never out of style and more valuable the older it is. We have in mind real China ware, and have on display a large line which we invite the public to look over. It is very appropriate for pros etits ets weddings, anniversaries, etc See our display THE VARIETY STORE. Ontario, Ore. Methodists. Sunday S.lmol In A M Preaching Service 11 A M Junior League .1 P M Epworlh League 6 :W P M Preaching Ser ice 7:1:0 P M Thomas Jobus, PASTOR. Congregdtiondl Church Notice Sunday Services, Sunday School 10 a ni Preaoblug Services Ham Q E Meetiug 7pm Preaoblug Services 8pm Midweek Lectures every Wednesday ereuing 8 o'clock Philip Koeulg, Pastor. CATHOLIC CHl'RCH Mass at 8 A M on 1st and ttrd Sunday of each month. On all other Sundays at 10 A M. H. A. Campo, Rector i UNlTEDPRESBYrERIAN CHURCH Rev. Rob't J. Davidson I D Pas tor. Servioee at 11 :00 a m and 7 :30 p ui Sabbath school at 10:00 a m ADVENTIST. Kvt . Saturday abbaiu obool 10:30 a ra Bi ie Study 11:30 a m Young peoi'le.s meetiug 1 ,'i0 pm OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS A. L. COCKRUM, President; H. B. COCKRUM. Cashier T. TURNBULL, Vice President C. W.PLATT Ass't. Cashier C. E. KENYON J. D. BILL1NGSLY L. B. COCKRUM Use Ansco Films and Cyko Paper They give the best possible photographic results. We recommend both to every amateur photocrapher In town, because we're sure that they will give real satisfaction. Ansco supplies are made by the house that has bean making cameras right for sixty years. Ansco FUms are made In sues lo fit all makes of hand cameras. They help you do better work, with even an Inferior camera. Cyko Paper make sharper, dearer, better prints and brings up the details. Before you spend your camera money come In and let us show why the Superb Ansco ia the camera for yom. Let us do your developing ana pruning we giv n prompt attention and J quick, thorough fi. service. 1 UI NORMAL SEMI MATTE V , ANNOUNCEMENT To Ontario Women e MR. OTTO WEST Tailor and Designer of Women's Dresses, Skirts and Waists will be at the Moore Hotel Friday and Saturday, June 19 and 20, with a complete line of samples of Fabrics, Trimmings, etc. Note These Prices For cutting, fitting and basting, perfect fit guaranteed, Dresses, only $2.00 Waists and Skirts, only $1.00 Every woman in this vicinity should take ad vantage of this opportunity Anything in the way of Automobile Supplies Such as Casings or Tubes, Blow Out Patches, Chains. Ford Extras of all kinds. Best of Service. Reasonable Prices for Livery. The Ford Garage, North of the Moore Hotel.