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TO THE VOTERS OF MALHEUR COUNTY.
It la generally conceded that ine office of asucssor In a hard position In fill to the general satisfaction of the public. Why is It? Ih It because we are not able to find bh capable men for that office an for the other offices of the county? Dear reader, may 1 venture an an swer? Our present system of taxa tion may bo responsible, let tin aee. It being the dutjfc of the nnsesKor to assess nil the taxable property In the county, In- funis he Ihih ii wry illlllcult problem tn secure 11 Just MMMI on the live stock Industry, under our present Kysteiu of taxation, which has a tendency to breed distrust, oil'1 Mock man with mint her, unlll It hi almost become n custom to give In lean stoek than tin I i.. llv have. In order that the) will not pay OMN than their IBOrS Ol taxes, one with another, with BOYOf n thought that they :irc di Irnudlng hM farmer, the business num. mill otluri whoae properly Is on record, who would be dodging If only they could. If we hail a system of taxation that would place absolute OOofldOBM In the tux payer (hat mrry mother's aon of tia had to come through on the tqaare with the assessor, It would he quite a relief to the realty owners. No man is more capable of Judging values than the owner hlmaelf, properly than the owner hlmaelf, a Hess himself through the malls or in person at the county aeat, subject to surrender of' property by sale to the county or slate at hla own valuation, with hla neighbor's eye on him, I would suspect hla Judgment would be very Reed. In this way the cost of assessing the county would be very light. Oregon has a law providing that unimproved landa shall stand the name valuation aa Improved landa ad joining. I believe that the supporters of tills law had In mind at the time of Its adoption the large road granta, and other non-resident raw land spec ulators, who Insist on holding their landa from market and the aettler awaiting the time when the citizens of Malheur county, through their desperate efforts, many of whom have sweat blood to maintain an ex istence In the beginning of the coun ty's history, have attained the stage of development that will net them a hind onie sum for their holdings. These lands haw been a sore eye to our county and have retarded de velopment, and have shirked their duty when public subscriptions were to be raised for schools, churchee, roads, bridges, and all kluds of pub lic enterprises that go to build up n wealthy county. , Had this law been passed twenty years ago and enforced to the letter. Mnlhour's most fertile' valleys would not resemble a checker board today have another class of Improved or partly improved land owners who nr' actual residents, many of whom have made a start with little else than plenty of pluck and confidence In the country. I deem It the duty of every citizen, Including the asses sor, to take enre of this fellow until he gets on Ills feet, he will transform the haunts of the rabbit Into bloom ing Ileitis. The laws of Oregon provide for the assessment of mortgage notes The writer believes the law' Is right In theory only. There Is no legiti mate excuse for the money lender to escape taxation. In the northwest when ho demands eight and ten per cent, which Is hard to bent In any other line of business. To assess mortgage notes In not practical Why ! Mi-cause nlnct per rent of the busi ness of the northwest Is 'done on bor rowed capital The enormous ninounl of development In the state demands alt available money, even at these exorbitant rates of Interest. To tax these people means the calling of their money In when due and plac ing It elsewhere, which would leave the most of us In a bad fix. I'ntll the law Is made universal by nlf states or the nation, It Is a failure and should be repealed. Must we let these money lenders go Scot free and pay no taxea at all? No, we must and can get at them in another way. We have a money mar ket quoted so much every day, say four or Ave per cent We are pay ing twice that amount because our lawa are not rlglit.. When our state and nation enact rural credit laws through the efforts, of the borrowing public that will enable them to bond their holdings and float same on the money markets of the world. and witb the national Income tax, not until then will we have Justice FORD THE UNIVERSAL CAR Owing to the advances being made in the prfei of many make? of automobiles, it would be a wise precaution for the man who expects to buy a Ford Car to make his puchase at once. Order NOW. There is no guarantee against. the raise in price of Fords this season, but there is a positiw guarantee that the price will not be any Iowit. PRICES Touring Car $440 Run-about $390 f. o. b. Detroit On Sale at FORD GARAGE THOS. E. COWARD, tat. Ontario, Or and eiiullahle taxation between the money and Industrial classes. Oth er countries, more remote from the money markets of the world, have thrown off the yoke, why not Oregon? I sincerely believe if an assessor ever receives any reward other than hla salary It will be when our poster ity looks hack upon our system of taxation with ridicule and erects an edifice In memory of the martyred as sessor. You perhaps wonder why I aspire to this position iritti all Its perplexi ties. A good old "r Is ever ready for the fray, in that case we hnve b. fair Stood, .iriny of aspirants to this office I would like to he captain of this siinnd and If you see fit to give im my coininiti'don I will see that they serve Malheur county with credit This article will be tbnttl tbf m tent of my campaign before the primary To visit you In ; would he to give you but one bright Me 0( myself In the pa t twenty three years, I have mnde many ac quaintances throughciit t'i" "oi.n'v in rive on both, side ' i mil .i I standpoint I I In the newspaper as the ivo and thorough reach nil the people I enjoy visiting espninllv with tie ladies, niv time Is iln.it 1 .-. n lg yours We are In a piogressl.e nge. Kxiendlng the glad bard before elec tion :i.ie,iin to nte a no it 'i.i ns the cheap cigar. I have always believed lif office should seek the man. As ItOM have ever found me, I began to Utah I was out of style, so I have tusen ad vantage of this glorious prli.uuy law where everyone can run Herein I have made a declaration of princi ples for which I stand, and upon which I alone solicit your support In the coming elections. tiny Johnston. lug Bend precinct. March 4, 116. NYSSA HAS SOI DOINGS Of INTEREST The city council has decided not to purchase the Wilson ditch, which runs through the city. We are Now Showing Good Selections of Spring Suits Men's, Young Men's Models of the New est Fabrics, and best Fa&t Colors. "High Art Suits" $17.50 to $25 Are new Spring patterns and latest models Broadway Suits at $15 JjffJSK New Spring Hats - $3.50 t8tore $2.50 ALEXANDER CO. One Price Clothier Ontario, Oregon Scale Scab Mildew These me t In- priueipal pests and diseases affecting tin apple orchard to Soluble Sulphur I U the In M finny for scale, mildew and scab. It has n pfOVed i ii hi il nl Ave yean. Effective, Eco nomical, Convenient. Note results obtained by Washington Slut ion, using M lbs. In tun gsJlOBg! akiin.i ill. y In I'.'i nie killed. Yakima Vglley iii lflM Bl scale killed. Wciialchcc Vulh- In 1911 WA scale killed. Not results obtained by imtiict inhpei tor in North Yakima In li'll with It lbs. to 100 galloi -. (9 scats killed. Again ihree test ll different strength In II I in ioo uuiii'i! ale killed. :'n iui- to ltd goUoi i!i killed. :'6 ll. in mo ale killed. This lr an Indisputable sclentifll SOOrd. Urn lb drum - il lb. run 1 lb DM LILLY'S Senile ami Cortland SOLUBLE iOLPHllR o J If You Want to Know Mow to Control bClLE. MILDUW aiul SCAB Bead for our ISlo SFBAY BULLETIN It tells about the Beet Spray and how Beet to Spray Artisan I ixlge In-lit uteri I'n nl Artisan lodge was Iiikiiiui ml Wednesday night ut the opera house by Supreme Organizer Hetitiett ami .Supremo Mud Ira I Director Kshel- ni a n Twenty-five members were present to sign the roll and there are several more who were unable to be lit attendance. After the lodge was successfully launched, sumptuous re freshments were served and the mem ' kfBfod in a season of social rs wore elected as follews: Master Artisan, I. Hill; past BOSS ter Artihun, Win Vngts; superinten dent. Mary Oreen; Inspector, Km ma Oarrlgua; secretary. Cecil Caldwell, treasurer. Martha Vogts; senior ...n iliirii.r, Myrtle Kelly; Junior conduct or, l-Miian A. Oreen; muHter of cere monies, Qoorgs titelukamp. in unci oi. Smile Itlggs; warden, Kruuk Lynch Finance committee II r llrown, Sidney llurbldge, fwrl Tittle. day evening and a perm.tnent orguti- Itatlon formed Horace llurhrldgo haa added pres tige lo the Nyssa Meat Market by ad ding a delivery car to hla equipment. A. M. Johnon who Uvea out toward the Owyhee, la reported to he doing some good work on the roads in his vicinity by dragging and otherwise putting them In good shape. Those who have to travel over the road are loud In pralae of hla public spirlted nsss. Tin' O. 8. I. bridge and fence gang were In Nyssa and vicinity this wssk filing up ti' leucen and doing gener al repair work along the line. A basket social will be held at the Owyhee school house on Hug ldth of M . the proceeds of the social to he given to the work of the Owyhee Industrial club. This Is a good work. Help It along. II. Walters Is having great luck lambing In sheds on his ranch. He feeds the ewes corn silage, hay and oats and the lambs are the eo.ua! or superior to range lambs. They are the finest bunch the writer has soon for a loug time HOMEDALE PEOPLE GETTING BUSY Hick Sheltnn has purchased the cottage occupied by I'rof. Franklin during hia residence here and has the same lorn down in will move It to his Island ranch to be used for granaries, etc. Harry lisus bus purchased the Pad gett bungalow and taktn pnHftOSSloa of same. This Is one oi ildunce properties iu town I erirll-llussell At Vale 00 February 24, 0M, Bl he Arlington Hotel occurred the wed dlBJ nl Miss Kdlth h'eirell ami W u Ilussel, both of the Owyhee, ltev. B. F. Former pronounced the worn, that made the happy young couple one A meeting of the library ussoci.it ion was held at the council rooms Mou- DRINK SIX 6LASSES OF WATER DAILY An Interesting Statement by One of the Big Men In the Drug Businses A. E. KIE8LINO of Houston, roSOO, says: "If yon have a muddy complexion aiul dull eyes, yuu are constipated. Six glasses Ol water dully and one ur two Ross Ordoruoa at ahjai win correct igdttloo and iii.il.c you 'flt as a lldillc .' BeSOll llnlerlles, In my opinii.n, are the b, st luxutive to he hud, and can lie taken by men, women or children." We have the exclusive selling rights for this givul luntn. THE ONTARIO PHARMACY THE REXALL STORE ee ...... . . . DKAII FLAT eee eeeeee SOS A farmers' union has beeu organ load on the Soulli Jacobsen Oulch aii .1 meetinga are being held for the i at the home of A. Sutton on tin first and second Saturdays of em ). month at 2 p. in Mr. lUiuey bss boon away most of i. me i. ince mi. ring his family on to his homestead, gathering corn and ; preparing for soothe crop ou uu irrl- gHlod place Ileal . : . i Jewey Itlce Is away on a leute of abaence, lambing for Oouhleday. VII the hay that was for sale be- ' u I'ayetts and Weiaer on the Ore gon Ride was bought up last full by the sheep men and several large bunds of sheet) are being wintered ou the lower Mat. Snow on Dead Ox Flat was from :so to 40 Inches deep and in drifted places much deeper. All who seeded land last fall feel sure of a good crop this year If the unforeseen does not huppeu again, for surely there is plen ty of water going Into the ground. There is plenty of snow yet and It la melting slowly. Frsuk Lunger of Weiaer visited his father-in-law, Levi Crull last week. Mr. Crull returned to Weiser with him last Saturday. tluy Morgan has moved to an irri gated tract near Ontario for the seo 000), In spite of the heavy snows this winter the horses left on the range are looking quite well. A young son of Mr. Ralney, who bus been suffering with inflamma tory rheumatism for some time, went recently to vlbit his brother-in law, (has. Wyman, at Sumpter, and it Is reported his health Is improving. Since the bridge across the Malheur river went out the people who sr re wool to kii to Ontario are now tran sacting the most of their business In layette. spring Work Htartetl at Htate t'i 1-..1. Farm Arthur Mrt'laln, superintendent of the stste prison farm which is locat ed near Homodslo, srrlved from llolse Sunday with a number of pris snd haa commenced spring farm work. Mr. Mcclain plans on seeding 400 acres to grain and 40 or 60 acres to alfalfa this, season He will also plant 16 or 10 acres of pota toes. About 16 men will lie employed st the farm and besides taking ears of the crops several hundred acres of r:w land will he prepared for crop for next season. The farm paid Komi returns lost year and In a few years will he able to support the state pen itentiary A largo number of hogs ars being raised at the farm, 50. hood of brood sows bolng retained for this season's breeding. HomotfalO to Hnve Klectrlr Lights The llomedale and Fargo sections .are aoon to enloy the conveniences oi electricity for lighting, heating i and power purposes. The first of I the year the power company com pleted their line to Wilder and last week the matter of itt. ruling the line to llomedule wus taken up with a representative of the, company, who agreed to build to this point If a certain amount of business was so-cured. l'MM-r Hanging This Is the season for painting, wall papering and kalsoinlnlng. I am prepared to handle work In the country or city. Everett Wisdom. tf -K- Wsnted - Men and women agents to represent large eastern firm on ssl sry sud commission. Also genersl traveling managers on straight sal ary and all expenses psld. No ex perience neceasary. Call at Farley Kofltns, one to eight p. in., room nine. lOtp THE MILLINERY AND ART STORE Will have a Special Showing of Spring and Summer Millinery Friday and Saturday, March 10 and 11 Kememuer our Motto, "Quick Sales and Small Profits. " HULL & HARRELL, Moore Hotel block, Ontario 10th MARCH 11th THE OSBORN MILLINERY Don't forget the dates of the Osborn Spring Millinery Opening, 10th and 11th, afternoon and evening. Successor to GROVE & RILEY Leave your orders for CUT FLOWERS Have a fine new lot of Potted Plants in llll.s.MMII 4i