rXjrn A TT A "DTTO -'initcgy in selecting candidates beside
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.
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
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
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
DRS. PRINZIN6 & WEESE
Office in New VVilpon Block.
DR. D. C. BRETT
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
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-
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
Successor to G. F. Bermele
Mcculloch, & wood
Rooms 1-2-3 First Nat'l Bank Bldg.
I'll Hahhirt Sk mis
I'll. I'M 1 IM Si II!.
Graduates American School of Os
teopathy. Kirksville, Mo.
Telephone. IM Hlk
H. H. WHITNEY
Office In I. Ok O. F. Bldg..
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Will Practice in all Courts
Notarv Public. Office over Postoffice
HTOCK nitniOtM Of MAMIKUK
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
Meet All Trains
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
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.
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 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.
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
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
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
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.
To Ontario Women
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,
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
Such as Casings or Tubes, Blow Out
Ford Extras of all kinds.
Best of Service.
Reasonable Prices for Livery.
The Ford Garage,
North of the Moore Hotel.
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