.""I .fj " " " ! ii 'I. """V -MJ11L-.' ' - ' "' '" '"'.- ' - . w-i-u , ..-j fhat We Do Printing at Office. Rcpresentati v Newspaper of Malheur County. VOLUME XIII ONTARIO, OREGON, FRIDAY. "I CAME HERE TO LISTEN, AND NOT J Don't Forget mit jnmtw iltflXltfi I BOCST 'I nr'S TJ-WTa Fnr thR MaihPiir Prniart Iffl 1 all kinds of I the Argus xsanBssr''rw "tr'iW slssl.S lilf III!! lri'Y :;(l- li,,,i'- NUMBEH :w fTOr TALK.1' But When Secretary of the The meeting at Ontario Fri day afternoon attended by Sec retary of il"' Interior Hallinger wan the largest nscniblngp ever gathered together in Malheur county, tliere heing fully 'JU(H) neonle seated in the city park wliich was gaily decorated with Hags, bunting ami large hanners. Secretarv Hallinecr was iriven an ovation as he ascended the platform erected for this meet- ing. He made a hrief speech, saying he came to listen, not to talk. Hon. Dal ton Higgs acted as chairman of the monster meet-' ing, and after a selection by the. Ontario and Vale bands, Mr. Ihggs stated that in October Of la, year uui imnnnripv km .- reclamation of the Malheur pr - ject was taken up A delegation was sent to Washington, I ' ' ...... ..- . 1. .. 10 urge Hit) government 10 iai e up the project. In fulfillment Ii of the promise of Secretary Hal J linger to come to Ontario, he is d here today to hear expressions J of the people as to this project j On behalf of Malheur county 1 i now welcome you, Mr. Secretin x 4 of the Interior. 4 Secretary Hallinger then sniil: Z I have come, hero today pursuant 4 of tlie ordeis of the president, 'J who is likewiso interested In ttOjf reclamation of the arid we-t J The president told me to lied If out what is being done and xvh.n ' ought to be done for the heller- J ment of the people. I see ex emplilied liore a spirit of pro gress that makes American in stitutions grow anywhere in Mill great west. (Cheer?,! I told your committee 1 wel coming here to listen and not to talk. I wish to assure you the government is interested in everything that interests tin people. It is the purpose of the government to aid you as far 01 possible. The governmeut wants to extend no favoritism any where. I want to see if the government can properly de velop this valley. If the gov ernment does not develop this valley, it is because the govern ment has not at present got the necessary finances. It is not the purpose of ihe government Jo intsrfere with private enter prise, on the other hand, the government will develop where private enterprise cannot enter (Cheers). Walter tirirhths of Caldwell said: You've heard me express my views, you know what Ihojf are. 1 have not changed my views one bit. I believe you will develop the resources of this vaUey by your own efforts in better shape thun any one else can. hast full you took up the Malheur project. You signed petitions, and I'm satislied those petitions hud their effect in hux -ing Secretary Iiullinger here ! day. We believe tins project will be successful under govern ment supervision. We wunt to induce the secretary to believe this is the best und only wuy of developing this great valley. The principal address of the afternoon was made by Col C. F. S. Wood, who -aid in part: Mr Secretary, this is your meeting. I am here as a representative for the 25,000 acres under this irri gation project owned by the Cascade Military Koad (irant. We feel that the Malheur project is a child of the recluuiu tion service, that there is u mo i -i.mai j ... i, v., the reclamation department. ' Section Stands on This project wm selected by the reclamation service as the elm M projtet for dovelowment, and then dropped it. Thit reclamation project was abandoned several years ago. Some peotde blamed the com- pany I represent for tho nlan doument of this project. olonel W oods submitted evi- dencc proving that the uhandon- merit of this project was not, due to the company he rOprOOunte. Wo stand lure today onennr- I aged in the belief if wo stood solid for the reclamation of this land, the government would aid us, said the speaker. We al! have unbounded confidence in 1 " r'r "- -"" -" '"' m 4 f 4 y0O"t-V.'. v HON. K A HALLlMOsm Secretary ol I he leinrliiicnl ol the Interior. Secretarv li.dlingor. Jie i- .1 man who appreciates what inma! obligation ie and what fuetiet is. The situation here is one of extreme desire in fax or ol g'X ' ernment irrigation. The pri vate parties trying tO enter this project, in June could not oiler me anv specific information as to the contract, etc These pi i xate parlies are noxv making a sliding scale on water lights. I do not like the f.nt of a sliding scale. No proper reclamation project should he under a sliding scale. Every rancher should have aler at the same rate every other ram her has it. I l"e ,r also that the contract made by private capital docs not gixe the ranchers a complete knowledge of the exact amount Ol water cii'h acre is to receive per year. I made : criticisms to the contract made by pi ivate capital. m , Ha - f" jW? t-sif&i km ' Jy7ifjfl If IhO government project was ' '""si.ler it a graft. Iw.iiil not here and theie never VOO government now. I re pi. any hope of govt rniueiit rcclam- se,,t :(M p"ple in the some con utl'on here, 1 would not touch dWo M myself, the present contruct made by i 1'erry llayden of Dead Ox the private portiee, , ,,"t W1,i'1 lie ,0,1l' bnroehoeli We believe when the s. ,re-, OVl r -" ilej of this d.-.n tary gets through with his in-'MVn l,eur8 ago when he saw ve.-tigation, be is going to make an effort to have the govei ninent carrv through this project We- believe ve one oorselvee oompleta tins project if the eov ernment fails to do so. This project is as large as a small state and every acr- tViitl its settlement. We believe three trans-continental ruilrouds will eventually cross this Malheur ptoject. Wulter S. Martin of San Fran- cisco, president of the Fasteni (lie-on Land company, with 10 aeree in tbie project, aetdi W, are willing to enter all our lands in this project under ihe gOVemmonl reeUmatioO peti- Interior Ballanger Departed Government Irrigation First, Last and All the tion. We aro afraid of the pri vate irrigation enterprise in this project, because of 1 1 1 o sending scale of prices for water niaile by tlnni. If the government i cannoi complete toil project, we believe the land owners lliciii- selves can complete it. We pre fer ami want government irriga- tun ol the lands we arc con cerncd in. J. If . Joseph, who owns (HO acres in the head Ox Flat, said: My neighhors and myself are all in favor ol government irriga- tion. We are afraid of the pri vate promoter?. Many ranch- ....... 1. ..:.... ;.. 1. . ...1 1 ii 1 i- 1 1 . 1 1 1 l; ' n ' ' ' ' ' ' ' i '' " ' nun KM willing to continue thus to ive until the government irri- .gates (heir land. They nor will not sign their land to pri vate parties. Pi mil ta capi SraUU too much for water. Chairman Higgs called for a repn seiilatixe of the private cap- Mi... sis to a,..,,. s tnc secretary, but none responded at the after - noon meeting. 0. W. Mallett of Ontario, who 00 in 1000 OOree, said: We stand almost as a unit in favor ol gov ernment irrigation. This valley Z lis in.irvelously lich. We can ! produce here sex en tons of al- falfa per acre per year. ! Ceoi ge McKnighl, of 'ale, J said: The settlers here ptOpOCC , to stay with the govoi nineiil un J til the goveriiiin ill drops us. ! H. 0. Cleveland of Willow Greek, srlu re lie own- 820 acre, said: Out of 50,000 aics in Willow Creek, there are only -JO aens signed up xvilh the high line pioji l Adjoiirniuent wus taken at 6:50 to 8 n. m , xx hen Boeretorj Bollinger delivered ao addreee, .is did also A 1'. D.ix i-, chief engineer of the reclamation vice, xvho is traveling xvith Sec retarv Bollinger, The evening meeting at S o'clock v;i- opened bj several pretty lelectionaby the Ontario Yale band. Several land owners then gave brief addresses. II. I. I'oomuin, xvho owns 890 aires on Dead Ol Flat, suid there are 10,000 acres en Dead K Flat and 16,000 acres on the lower li.it The UppOl land in the Dead Ox i- -iid to he the linest in the eOUUtry. The soil is 10 feet deep. We on Deed On Plot are all ill favor of government rrl gallon. II. F Carter of near Yale, w ho owns inn ecree, saiel : l doo'i want a high line ditch in mine. ol"y wo cayueee onu three jack rabbits. Now there are many Oilier! In this urea and 05 per eenl of them ure for government irrigation. Attorney Ceo. W. Huyes of Vale, and u luml-owner, suid: Wc usk the secrttary to help us o far as in his power lit-s. : fc F. Meredith, u I end owner, "id I am glad that I am one of like very few who have given consent to the high line ditch company. I frankly admit that nio8t of ? "figl'l'Ois ure in favor of tlie Kovernment, und I "' too now. Edward Da varan ol Dead( Hat said his neighbors without ejtception were in favor f gov ernment irrigation for three reasons' First, the government will put in n first class project;! mine the leeeibility ol every ii- eorond, government payments arc easier; tlnril, the govern men) will not graft and will fur nish it nt cost. We consider the high line ditch company as grafters. He stated to the see. rctiirx that he thought the gov ernment was in dutv hound to build the project, and if the sec- retary would give hil consent the name of Richard A. Hallin- ger would be revered bv our children and our chiidien's; , . ,1.1 . . .. , , ... 1.. ,.,. 'l-i... viiiiviivu iui r.vn in viniir. 111 r. (old war-horse of the Flat was given an ovation at the com In. I. Hon of his speech. Chief Fngineer A. I'. Davis of the reclamation service said in part' I troi In re l years ago, eight years aflcrxvard the reclamation , mt . ia,S(.(, M(mv . li0I1 u, in ,,,,. -nice then. I wish to emphasise that the reclamation service pleoee the power ill one olliccr, ami that Officer is the secretarv of the in-t-rior. When you say sonic thing has been promised in rec tarnation matters, you must I r ve the promise xvas made by the secretary ol Tic interior, lie is (he only one xx ho inn make a promise in recluiuation mat- liS, The reclamation service lias made some mistakes, it i- true. The state of Oregon has not many feooible in igation projects because of the physical dilheul- tles of the projects. A 'y reclamation officer can do is to get facts and ligurcs pertaining to irrigation projects i.m-.i u.e pi.smeni cannot I.-... .i -i enonge any decision we eecret.onth.iies his w.uk there in the tiny of the Interior makes. late summer he will he -ml to The secretary cannot build projects win. mil money. 1 1 is far moie expensive tobuiid irri- gallon works now ti., iii hve xc.irsago. The e cist of imga. tion projects is more noxv he cauee everything entering Into the building ol projeotc iv bighei than live years ago. Money expended by the " ernment for irrigation must he I returned to the government, ii a project e ci-ts more than the eetimotaa Bret made, then ii,,- -i tilers mil-t iax Ihe- difference 1 xxant you to n member thi-. Dieti b ition of fnnde, large ow nerebip of land-, .-me- weter rights, proper iirrangeineiit- i i right-of-way, all these iniist be considered In the matter ol dis tribution of funds. There ure a doen projects in Control Oregon. All mud be considered by the department ni the intei ior a- well ai I hii There is no ,1. sue on the p. it c.i . . 1 1 1 1 1 - 1 1 . 1 . 1 1 . , 1 . 1 . 1 . 1 1 1 1 . , , '"" J................. terfero with private irrigation rejects. No person can pmm i-t anything in irrigation mat ter.- but tin sec retary 01 the in. tarior, end hie signature should be secured to make any promisi - binding. Beorotary Bellinger wea the last speaker of the evening und suid in his closing rtinurk- "As I suid before, I came here to lintel, and not to talk. I .11, ; prostata bow mneb yon ere in. tareotad to here the government build this project I have prom. ised to consider this project ieliberately and (airly, and that i, all 1 cun promise you tonight He Smelly Knew How This project ill coel completed nl.oiit 15.000.000. The law Mjn the secretary muel first deter. I rigation project. Then the law says the secretary may proced to let contracts for the project, provided there are funds in the reclamation department of the I'. S. for this purpose. While I might ever so much want to favor any project, ye! xvlien the law (daces a harrier before me, I mUSl stop. "My sympathies are with you. I The government will consider Him project without iny regard ... ...:..... :. .1 tr t t.Jl lis iiinif CMpiuil. 11 1 iiiiu it impossible to carry 00 this project I xxant you to be fair and palient with me, as I am 'ir with you Secretary Hal'inger was taken on an Mtomoblle ti ip Satunhiy morning oxer a considerable portion of the project, ami OVOT the Dead w . Flat to We i I It is ii i -1 rstood that in case the government finds it Imp00 silde to bnlld the Malheur pro ject boOOU f a lack of funds, that the landowners in the pro- ! ject will propose to -,.sist the government in building the pro ieet The government under this latest plan will be asked to I. nil I ti.. necessary reiervoirs (inilliiiieil mi r'onrlli Poaja ...... Invcstigato Oil Lands lienresentalixe Flh- has asked ine eiirecior or tlie geological survey to make an inx -ligation of the oil lie Ids of FastcNl i i gem tO determine the extent of I the oil deposits and the cummer- I eial value of the oil. lie found the -iirviy had nexer studied the Oil deposits el Malheur OOUOty. I The director sold hi- oil expert is now in Colorado, but when be Oregon to make a preliminai x invottigOtlon, tO be followed by detailed studv later Neurly Falul Accident While returning home from tin (trainee raneh, ami deecond. ing King hill. Judge Clement, laaro. Boyd and .-on Jimmy, had narrow Md'aite from death. rite horse the judge wee driving took liight at an auto and deeded intao berbvd.wirc leuce tnrowing Mr. Clement beevil) against a po-l, s.veiclx injuring bis cheat, Mrs. Boyd's light hand was lacerated and little Jimmy woe bruieod about the Farmers' Institute The Funnel-' Institute, poo poned from July gs will be he id ! in the opera bouaj tamorrow. I'lii "iikliu w ill rrcMilc. and I .,,,. .,,... , ,... .. IlllUl..(. r ' J 1 1 in tue Argus will be rendered W 0f lbs prominent lustmc ton ol the' Oregon Agricultural College xvill eddreoj the meet- : vi.... xt-..i. 1... i.-. . .. IIJJ iicr.l n. 11 nil 1 111 in, lei I iull(i 1,wi,( A; u,irttcllva meeting is promised. FOR SALE Seven Keotucky.bred lucks, standing Ifi ta Id hands high , among the hugcst und best ex 11 'W"4 to tl,is ,ou"l,'- BUY NoW' H" ll,at y,nir l",r,l"'s; w" T. ',"V"ua "'" u,:-; 1 . , , , I climated for next apring aervioe. It. 0. Kkdmxn, 1 Ulterio, Oregon, Time. Local News. Wilson-Duffy DfOg Co, kinds of drugs. Mrs. J. If. Farlev left Snn.uiv for Seattle to visit the iair. v'. W. Hlllhonee, an old friend of 1 he Argus man, is visiting in the city. W, II. Brooke is home from an extended legal dip to Harney county. Morn In this city, to the wife of Frank llrittlnsTham. it I dnual,!,,,. Attorney Leooel A Webeter, county judge of Multnomah county, xvas in the- city during tin week. (. W. hong returned Wcdncs- ooy 'loin an extended bnelneea viMt to Portland and an outing at the Seattle fair. . R. Blair, proprietor of the Olty Moot Market, was taken to Boiee on Tueedey. He is suffer. ing from heart failure, A. N. BoIIm left for Portland on Sunday ta join his i ife, and they will isit the Seattle full before returning home. Dr. J. Prinslni and wife ami ' "an aim xx lie liaxe al I ixe el I II II. 11 1,1 . . home fiom the Seattle fair and report hux ing an enjoyable time . rhoe, Turnbnll, the promi nenl sheepman, has purobeeed ii, ii. D. Ureer ranch on tin , , 1 i x he e Consideration, $IJ,- ;(. (V '': '"n, cashier of the ,a''l'"". '"". National Mank, s " u,'Hl "f ' ' ' ; h'"hrs. The g'"lhinaii is looking over this Ml11' " mw of inxeM mini. Rev. i. w. Iforrieon xviii lit the Malic It school pleach house next Sabbath aftorOOOU, all. . Sabbath school I oph "The Probability of i Revi latum from Cod." Dalton Bigg.' Ii ceixeel a eli-. pah h from ( IcIesHii, Mo Silt tl t -day, that hi- f.ilhc.- sfM criti cally ill and deported for the old borne the seme evening Later Mr. Bigge expired cerlj edneedey morning, aged 1.7 v' " The many fiiend- of llillx O'Brh n will regret to loom thai be has been se I ,.n-y ill al hl- bome, mar Weieer, SVeell hope the old pioneer xmII regain bis health and soon be- aide to mingle Willi II- 01 of vole. I opie for morning son ice at United J'resbytc nan church How Much Iweel Tbon Uuto My Lord?" A full attendant 1 0 (H. members ol the rhui h ii desired, as matters ol special i.,i.....vi i,, el,...,, ,. ,11 I... .1.. ,..., v .i. .-" xt null; nci n r, The arlie lis of me 01 puiallon of the Ontario J ml. penile nt Tel- ephone ( 'o. were received from the seen tarj of state the Dial ol the week. A 11. citing of ll.i company xvas held li.si night and arreugemeuts mode lor the iai l com pleti tion ei ihe- Hue. Max or Pogue 11 i eivod the sad tidings the hist of ihe week from Findlay, 111 , ol the death of F. K. Sc hwail, Mis. PogUO'l brother-iii-laxv. The deceased xvill be remembered in Outat io, be ami h.s wife baring visited he.ro two xt.u- aeo lie w .c . d " X'.'i.-, and a fire! lnu tenant 111 the 1 i 1 1 xx ar. Thi. KtlHitllON Ik h M. .. , -1 u 1V -. IK Baseball Goods. I'm mcr Price. Noxv. Hlovci 41 1 j.. $ 7r, Qlovea i no o Qlovei 1 ..mi imi 1 llovee, . . $i in Belle. 1 21) 7.". Ihllls. .(l( ((I Hal's ;;;, .jo Malls 26 Id Masks 1.25 1.00 Maeki BO mo Caps 2d fi Belts , :.o :in Belli . . "j.. 5 Hii- I. :,n i nil Mats 1.00 00 Beta 71 in Geo. Candland. i. i;ihnj Mil (i;iHT Intarlo, Oregon CLOCKS fl ' oar One lino f clocks 1 t-1 in iiiul going nt very Moderate Prices. The x. IX latest in t I'il S ami new I . sign- ui Jewelry. A oompleta Fine ol strings, h( ' 1 Music' ami InsiiumcuK Guaranteed Wateh Kfi;m-iii.u Harry r (jraijrl ri.e Jewelry end Music,, I ITooee of Vntario, Oregon. PHARMACY la mil- main inteiesf , ami wo '! not go into outaldt liiu-. 1 1 1100 wo ero able Io ie- you 1 Rao stock d DRUGS ANIi SKILLED SERVICE. LeaVing Piwripiionists Ol the County. Wilson-DulTy Drug Co. tiov .v Do Bos ol the I'astime lillli..! l and pool I nolo-, one ill Mo fittest in tin itorthweot, in- ill - your iatronuge. Tho lirm lll-o 001 I H - tiigUI I, tobacco, lino 1 ciiifci iionci , el.., 'fhe fruit and 1 oiil'ei iioiii iv store Is -epur- al' 1 1 "iii the billiard hi, and the 1. i'ii' "i Ontario ore en- pevlallx iltvitad to li.ake their P ircbuses at tlie I'astime, just mill, ol t . . ii- Broa. A Co, . 1 XI II iKM X I , I 1 -1 1 1 - 1. 1 t IrOgOU Sinn t bine. I 'ailv for tu kit- one way via Portland. Frequent dates for othe 1 routes, Bee Oregon short I.11. 1 sgeilts for initio 1 details. . .. . The' Aigu- xx ill ti II you all about u.