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MIIcr Hlley was calling N Ontario friends Tuesday. Ix)Rt bunch of keys. Keturn to Paul Campbell and receive reward. IMIhs Hadle Clshbeck MM visiting" with her relatives at Kmmctt over Sun lav. Will Hutlcr and Harrv Farmer nrc In the Interior roundltu; up hoop. Henry Kldridge shipped n ear of hogs and cattle to the rortlnnd Ml ket on Monday. The S and r flub w Pi meet with MH I ! Ai.r on Thursday after noon the . L'lld. Mr. and Mrs Dearmond nnd Mr. and Mrs. BlMkWtll were down from the riiioh above 'alo on Tuesduv. Five curs of the Fred I'iiIiik r Hhcep were shipped to Filer, Idaho, Tuesday by J L Davis, to be fed thin winter. On Morula) the hankit were closed In COlllliieliioratloll Of the discovery of Amerleu Home 100 )i ars ago, by Colum bUS. Mrs. M. Mi Kim and ihlldreu of Maker, are visiting with their cousins, Mrs. Vi rn chambcra nnd Mr . II. I.. Iloliotllb. I IV lir lor, of Molse. who win i bit in . with his brother, S. I lav lor, retiirneil to bin home In llolse on Tuesday. Hob Ivers was here Baturdnv N IiIh wnv home to Watson, lie recently old all hi sheep ho he eould he hirer to home on aeeotint of IiIh wlfe'n poor health linker Hall brouKht In a fine lot of rati I.- the IiihI of IiimI Wei'k .'Mel slllp pe L twelve earn out The; wire re ported very choice. J. I). Illlllngslm and Mower llatnho are out after a lot of sheep Mtcv have bought from a nuinher of tin' sheep men In the Interior Tin. M"' t '" tee, lure HIm Wlllti I II. I' Farmer, the KIM uiiilldiitc fur count surveyor, wax lure Sat nrila. thlhtm hands with some of the voters. Mr Farmer Is thoroughly capable or holding UM offlee, having bad 1 1 in n .veurs experience as an engineer and aurvevor lie Is careful In hi' work and verv ohllgln :. Ol Nicely eanie home Saturday morn ItiK with a mess of trout that would he hard to beat There was a food y inimher of them and they were unite large, Home weighing up to 14 pound ill frlemtH cujovcd the fish very much It Ih safe to ) that It wum the finest radii ever brought Ontario. . I' DavliUon, of ft, I'aul ami the Oregon and Western 'ohmlalloti Company, w.i. here the first ol the week with a large part) of laud sees rn and went to Hums with them li I'nvldsoii sa h while there Ih no war in ibis I'ouutr), still there Is much evidence ol the Kuropcaii war In fin am lal circle I. , 1 ullcv. i f S. I Mill. Is visiting with Ills ion l-r.sl Itailev lor a short he Mr 'tall, x U pr. sl.lent or the I I rut Niiin.ial 1'i.l.k ol St. I'aul. an Institution with ih postlH over tvvctitv uillllou dollars, and the leading fin ancial liiKliiut.on or the Twin Cities i i i hi i. ,,ii, , w:u lake a unt r dinks h Malheur coitntv with W. I Davldi-on Tile record lehl ot potatoes in this nee t Ion this .ur will pr.ihahl. . p t,, II t' Andersen Mr Xndersen's i rop. on a tract ot a little less than I'... ft umouiitcd i. ,. ft (r H)- tatoiM each a, k weighing III ihiuiuIh TUIh makes an average of about :;no bushels to the acre. The potato. ,i. all ot a flue itialit and should r lntl u read) market I'arina Herald. INDISPUTABLE PROOF Continued from Pajre 1. Who Owns the County Seat? Question. Docs the county scat belong to any particular town? Answer. Certainly not. It Is the property of the citizens and taxpayers of the county. They have a right to locate It wherever It Ih the moHt conveni ent for them and no town has a right to complain If thin Is done. As Htich moves iisiinll. create considerable friction and disturbance In a county, the law has provided that a genuine demand for the removal must exist before MIOl a removal can be had. This Is accomplished by providing that It shnll take a sixty per cent vote to obtain such removal. It Is only fair and Just that the citizens of a county nhonld have a right to chance the location of their county seat when sixty per cent or more of their number desire such chance. Why in Ontario? litest Ion. Why Is Ontario a better location for the county Heat than Vale? Answer. There are many rensonn. In the first place It Is better situated, being on the main line or the railroad. It has three large and modern hotela and numerous private hoarding houses and reHtaurants. People desiring to at tend to count v business will find better accommodations at Ontario than nt Vale. Two out of every three persons having county business to transact are now compelled to pasn through Ontario and on to Vale. There Is a better and less expensive service bv telephone from Ontario than there In from Vale Ontario Is the largest ettj in the county and growing all the time. County PTOptrt) In Ontario would constantly Increase in value; whereas in Vale its value Is continually decreasing. We have a better point for trading purposes than Vale, people coming to court ttearh ul wins come to Ontario to trade ami for other business It would be ehenper for them In attend to both at the Mime time and In the name place. Is it Bribery? Question, if a town offers to donate a court house and grounds to a count v as a consideration for the location of a county Heat at that town, does him h an Offtf coiiHtltute bribery or corruption. Answer. No. Ilecause the offer Ih made to the entire public and does not liiilucnce an one elector more than another. The Corrupt Practice act of Oregon, among other things, makes It an offence to offer to an Klertor to Induce 1 1 1 n i to sole for or to Terrain from voting for any measure submitted to the people. If any Individual elector wns to he offered ten dollars to vote for Ontario for the county neat that would be bribery and corruption. It would lie a betieril Mowing to that elector to influence his vote and would not ! I'eflt the public or the other electors at large. Hut In offer a rourl house to b Ml) lieneflls nil alike, and does nut Influence one more than anv oilier It. the count'. The Supreme Courts In many ntates In the Inloti have pa c o.i this iiiesMon The verv great weight of legal ntithorltv Is to the effect that an offer of a court house and grounds to the count) as a consideration for a iMftlon or a county seat does not i nut to hrlbtfj or corruption. Thin conclusion has been reached h) the highest courts In the states of Montana. Iowa, Wl sin, Kunsas. Texas, Kcntuekv and man) other states. Present Vault too Small. question. Ih the Court House and vaults ut Vale large enough for the needs of the i it v at the present Mine? Answer. No. The vault Ih very small and Is now full and crowded with reeordH. The taxroll and many of the other records are left out In the open offices because there Is not room for them In the vault. Such records might easll ft dest roved If the building should lake fire. The treasurer has his oftlce in the same room as the sberlli, and lu iiiuii) other ways the building Ih to small. Aii Expensive Lawn. I ROM THE CENSUS REPORTS The I nlted States Census Depart ment at Washington ,UH Just Issued a built Mu dealing with the ovn,ihi, im' Malheur ,ount homes The Pn . "Hot t., i ,ont.,ined in the bul b'Mi i.l.itn, to dii.s count.v are as toll, lb, re are I'.MI bonus in Malheur i 0U1 O . ii- Mils number . ,v are i.uni homes. Ml of the taiui houics are ow ned BJ their occupant n ud are free of i otica-ed in. umhruuee. he niortJUUMd farm home number I.Yi.tcrs qocudj ;iO tariu bo , , In IhJa , ount Out of toltj ol HI homes iii Hie ' Ult) I I 1 1 are urban homes. lb, ie are f nrbanu home own era In the county. ' ' this number (0 are uioii ., 1.7 of the urban own, I ho,, ,ue free of liuuuibraii, e i'h. iv ai. rented urban homes i I the iouut . ill cctisii- enumerators were uu a l to se.uie data pertai ,ltu to own ership or a until per,. I oth Mi.' rural . .. I ui an homes Lj this ivuiilr . Question Mow much nione. has the lawn and tree at the court house at Vale cost the taxpiocr ol the count. I Answer. The newspaper In that city claims that It took ten years time "',! rli expense to grow the lawn and trees, It Is safe to say that it has cost $ .noil. no. With proper soli the same results could be produced In a single season, and at it trifling expense. Money has paid for wells and gas engine pumping plants. Vale Wants Von to BniM 1200,000 House Question if the taxiaycrs do not accept Ontario's offer to donate a court house to the county, how long will It be before they will have to pay for one ' Answer Probaldv Home one or two years, or as soon as the citizens of Vale think the opportunlo Ih ripe They insist that a suitable Court house can not he built for Ichh Muni tM,00u to $:'iio,om. Hence when the time comes the taxpuvers or the count) can he certain that Vale will attempt to inflict a building ot that cost upon them. How Long Willi! Last? Question Mow long will the rourl house which Ontario proposes to donate ft sufficient to accommodate the business of the Count. Answer The proposed building Ih v,r substantial, and Is thoroughly modern and convenient in ,.er respect It has about twice the floor siace of the present court bouse, and several times us much vault room and storage space Ijirne and comuiodius oMces are provided for each county official. The biilblltm wll ft .sufficient for all the needs of the county for the ii.t forty ) ears. Not Charity. Bui Business. Question is a town so small and weak that Its very existence depends rutin I) upon the location of the county seat therein, a suitable place for a count) seat? UMWVf N Iii such a town the value of the county property is contliiu ally ftrratllM instead of incrcasini;. There is no ten lencv to built up suitable un.l proper ac omniodutions In such a town for the benefit of the public having count, business to transact No town has a rlsht to usk the taxpavers of the COUBt) 10 continually prop it up. Purely a Business Proposition Q MM. la the uttempt of Ontario t procure the county seat an attempt to ruin nu I destroy Vale, and is It tuorall) run.; to ask the tapu)ers to make the removal .' n-wer No. It is purel) a matter of business competition between two cities. It is the same ftftfl as though a new merchant -should come to Vale and open up a store. To a certain eteut ft would absorb some of the business of the old merchants, and thereby Injure them; but no one could sa that be was doing anvthlug wrong, or deny his right to build up a good busi ness at the expense of the other merchants The same thing would be true If another law), i or doctor should locate lu Vale and start to practice. Ontario lias Mftctll Mi. same right to compete for the .ounty seat. Be sides the couiit s, at belongs to the tuxpavers of the county and not to Vale or an. other .!! h. 'i sin per cent., of the owners desire to remove the MMItttj seat to some other location the hae both lc.i;al and moral ruin to do to. Those who located in Vale an 1 went into business there Children's Shoes Our Entire Stock Sacrificed For 10 Days Only 25 Per Cent Discount On The Whole Stock Nothing Reserved This Is A Chance For You To Save Some Money Malheur Mercantile COMPANY Ontario Oregon School Supplies I chool Books EVERHART DRUG COMPANY Four Doors South of Post Office knew all of these things, and simply took a business risk and chance on the county seat always being located at Vale. If they failed to rightly Judge the future there Is uo one to blame for their poor judgment; nor can they Justly ask the taxpayers to leave the county seat at Vale on that account, and eventually become taxed for a 1150,000 court house to satisfy Vale's Ideals of a proper court house. It is Perfectly Legal. Question. Does the lity Charter of Ontario permit the city to erect a court house nnd donate the same to the public? Answer. The city cau legally do this under the powers contained in its charter. This charter was legally adopted by vote of the people of the city. 1'nder it the city council hus such powers as are directly given in the charter, and also such Implied pswers as are necessary to carry Into effect its provisions. Section SI of the Charter provides among other things that the Council shall have power to provide for the erection of a city jail, and any other public buildings for the use of the city or public. It not a court house a public building for the use of the public? The Charter Provision. Section 113, of the Charter provides: Power and authority is hereby given to the Council and the said council Is hereby authorized to borrow money on the faith of the city, to loun the credit thereof, or both, and to that nd to provide tor the Issuance of bonds und warrants for any purpose, which, in the judgment of the council Is beneficial to the interests of said clt), and to designate the tuauner and time for the pa) nient thereof and the interest thereon, etc.'' COURAGE, DO NOT FALTER. When luck Is dead against you and everything looks black, It does no good to falter or turn uion your track; It does no good bewailing the errors you have made, or couutlng all the by was in which your feet have strayed; it does no good Insisting that oth ers were at fault, for he who blames his comrades is hardly worth his salt; and weeping never helps you, or makes the way less rough, for tears are only water, and water's washy stuff. Brace up, O weary pilgrim, brace up and be a man! Though for tune sorely swats you, do still the best you can. Dame Fortune often tests us, to see how high we stak and if she sees us weeping, or turning on the track, she sadly says: "These pilgrims are bargain-counter goods it's not worth while to show them the pathway from the woods!" So do not weep or languish when life seems void of hope, for tears are only water, and water's flimsy dope. Walt Mason.