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WOMAN'S EDITION - SPECIAL NEW YEARS ISSUE.
19 13 Greets You
Through the Door
of the Woman's
On to Ontario.
Representative Newspaper of Ontario and Malheur County.
ONTARIO, OREGON, THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 1913.
Some Data Regarding the
Plants in This
With i n n distance of fifteen mile
of Ontario, and on the Oregon side of
the Snake river, the Irrigated acres
lave been more than doubled during
the lat ear, and the cultivated area
of till --Jime territory has been In
creased at least fifty per cent. One
year 100 there wa approximately
fifteen thousand acres (hat had water
rights and Mince one year ago eigh
teen thousand acre of new land have
iromriMi water inrnis
The Ontario- una Irrigation System.
One of the water system-. Is the On-Urlo-Nyaa
Irrigation ditch which
furnishes water to 6200 acre.
Tbli plant was put In during the past
year by the Individual land owners
themselves, without any assistance
from promoters. A fw Interesting
land owaars put up $2090 to cover the
ipenxe of making the fprellnilnnry
nirvet- from thee surveys an esti
mate -.is made of the irobahle cost of
thf in ii'.iHon works und not withstand
ln th' fact that those who bad the
work In hand had but little experience
In work of this character the actual
coat of 'he plant when completed was
within on thousand dollars of their
preliminary estimates, which was
Jatytl thousand dollars. Thlrty
two thousand dollars was expended
on the ditch, which Is twenty-two
a,ii, ii. ill being built In the
ground, without any fills that Is the
Continued on Page 2.
WE RIVER VALLEY
Very Profitable When Or
dinary Care is Taken
Kjrgs It ring Good Prices
All Seasons of Year.
C K Olbbl
Tin- poaltfj industry is a subject
(hat ihoald receive careful considera
tion f.oiu iinl.it ioiis makers of homes,
especial I those llviii lit the Busks
nwi ralUjy, In the vlclnit) of Ontario.
Han iHiiiitry seem to thrive to the
highest degree, and very' tew who use
oiiliiiun ear, la their management
(all to succeed This Industry com
bine, veil with the cultivation of eith
er graiu Of (rult. In the stubble field
the tin .I tin ii to profit what would
o'herwise be a loss, by gleaning the
Mate, i the same time making rapid
lain lit growth and flesh. The egg
production is also giuutly Increased
Is birds having the run of stubble
in Hit- Miiiiinii and free access to the
lulu stai k.-i In die vMnter.
r Eggs at the present price of 40 to
Su nuts are vary profitable to the
BfOMcsr, mil .lie quit satisfactory at
mis, If gathered and placed
Tali . innate for grow-
d poultry, an I it the
nltJs i ,,iu ii..:,-hed right, and
W on bon forming foods, th) will
ill t attain lbs maximum six
o( the br ti which tho) htlnaf
Tkor ir no breeds superior to the
Matrlcan, (or this region, These.
Igbtl) brag Ota fine layers and
remh twice the weight of the smull
Hadittri -mm rlnaooo. or perhais, no
notei llowanea of grain and with
The , bj ,in excellent murket here
sag in tin- east fir ;.ll the eggs and
poultry we can produce, one Portland
firm alone, buying all offered it this
year, suites that it paid f2a.UOO.00 for
poult i from this vicinity.
TI" Inter breeds are preferred,
Wymotb Rocks, Wyaodoota, lthode ls
laud Rag, etc.
This region is attractive to the fan
cier, (or 1)1 d the best development
and ; ..in readily be iai.-ed,
la i the high icores re
ma, b) laaal blrdt
A u (look of thoroughbred
Ucki aomtblng to take pride
Ii ind etii - otbari to strtvo lot
tesllsuce not a I) m poultry bat M
HI ... ii buaoaadry.
Second miudl Poultry Shim
The second Annual Poultry Show
til I . i ....... tiie ttnd, 13rd
i in tar) . "" the Wilson
..i the Ontario H Ml.
i la .ii .i oted by tb
" rcial Clu Chi
j in b show u. ho
UT as one eg
sad of, I a
. a bj -ilug
ONTARIO AND HER
Location Will Force Pro-
gress and Derel-
"What Is going to mak n- ,-, ,
a large city?" I a question that is
often asked by stranger. Ontario will
be a large city for the reason that
It is going to be a big railroad center,
a big agricultural center, a big job
bing center and evutunlly a big manu
facturing center. Ontario will build
Into a large city because It Is located
at the most advantageous point of
distribution of any place in Eastern
Oregon and southwestern Idaho. On
tario ha the lldeal location tba: no
other town In tbl section ha. Niture
did the work or br. A water grade
loute from Ontario lead up six dif
ferent valleys la six different men
tions, tapping a country :,0 mile
n Ungth by two hundred and fifty M
width, with Ontario almoat exactly In
the center of this vast territory of
eventy-flve thousand square mile
in the Jobbing business the main
thing Is location as near central to
your distributing districts ss possible
and transportation lines bo reach
every part of It with the least k
slble coat of both time and money.
In jobbing to this seventy five thous
and square miles of territory, there
I no other point from which freight
can be shipped with less milage, or In
so short a tint or at so little ex
penditure of money us from Ontatlo.
Oeturio an Ideal l.wcslioii.
PlMal a railroad -t iinlpoiiit, Ontario
Is Ideally located A network o. . t
road lines Is now being built In every
d'rctlou, north, south, east, west v t"i
Ontatlo as the center Hefore the
end of the year 1913, there will be a
railroad completed M Harney Valley,
uiie bundled and sixty miles from
Ontario, which, when finish.-1 to
Odell, will .oiiuect Ontario with Pott
land, Coo May and Han Francisco
on the west To the Eastward there
is now bulldlns a Hue up the Paw-tie
Itlver to the Payets Lakes a distant-
of one hun.li . and forty-two miles.
This line aill M ' ompleted and In
: ration wit ii iii i In- next nine months
anil will tap a great agricultural,
tiin i.t-r sad Moral country which
must co I out BJ wa of the water
grade tome to (inturlo. The cut off
line on the lOOtfc Hunk or the Snake
River Is expected to be finisbed within
tl.e next eighteen mouths and this will
give a water gtade route from Ontario
in Halt Lake and save nearly on
hundred miles over the present msln
line. At the present time Ontatlo has
i nuiin line to Salt l.ake and Omaha
on the Ksst and Portland on the West,
and a braucb line to lirogan on Wil
low (i e.i. Hefore the end of tb
year till the Harrlman System alon
will hae to oporate trains from On
taiio on five different lines. To do
BlV9 mBT ' " .2asM IsS i
ape is rv ' - -Ad .bsbb BHa aa.
w . t ' . m HK
i .010 OsajjjjaH bOb Bai
Vffl JbUmmB r PaV
TLMm Or M 29 m
A. M LACKEY BUSINESS BLOCK.
this It will require that not less than
ttfteen to twenty train crews make
Ontario their hea.liiuarters and means
that the railroads must have round
I,,.,,...,. ,..n ,ir uh.iiis ami build many
additional trucks during th year 1913
n or.l.i to operate these lines
A Juuttion I'uiut b) Rogaaalta,
When these raadg fl U complete.!,
Ontario will M one of Me largest
junction points on tbe Hurrlman lines
ID the West and all IralBI must be
made BP here TOOOI I rain-- M ""'
,i mad.- up at a half doien differ! it
polDtS M IftOr mUSt M some common
Junction wheie passengers anu nce-.i
1 can be Interchanged with the least
1 possible .l.'Li and Ontario is the
branching uoln whar Hu- yu......
imes must at uarata rati UI boom
. tbe freight ami paaMBg! dlrtslOM
' to he at Ontario and MMM0 "
ploynoal "i hundred i I man br
th railroads M th shops aim n
operate these trains. The Hill rail-
.1. also h
froaath ol and the) v, m ais., have.
brauch Hues running from Ontario to
. Mrronndlug ra l i In ""k'r "
I get Mo: '"' !'
ntinued on Page 5.)
I mi WJafc I
A. W. TROW, MAYOR OF ONTARIO.
RAILROAD DEVELOPMENT IS
PROMISED FOR PRESENT YEAR
An 80 mile section of the OrOfM
Kastern It. ft., one of the most Im
portant pieces of work now under way,
Is botag Const tin ted front Vale. Oi e.,
westerly, following the Malheur Itlver ;
This work Is In charge of Mr. O.
S. Osliorn, AmkI, Kngr. at Vale, who
Is demonstrating his ability to "show
I pie how to hiilld railroads" and It
Is expected that he will have the line
completed for business to M. P. 80
ijuM west of RlVOrOldO) not later than
July 1st. 1913
The trading Is being done very
rapldlv, in fact is nearly completed
now. except ttie long tuanel near
liintiira, which will no doubt be
finished about March 1st, 1913
Si.el for the bridges is now on bund
and being placed on concrete foil tula
lions as fast as the track reaches
Track Is being laid of 7.'. pound
steel with modem fasteulngs and
ballasted with gravel, which, when
ci.inpleied. will make a ftrst-clas
The principal towns along tbl line
are still to he made, and It is re
ported that Harper, Juntura. ami
Word Ins been recehed from tbe
v .. tf .he eat
CaraagM unrporattoB that, if the eiq
a, ice by nsori'io'.i ot council to
iiauitaln a t c- public '.'brary at a
,, ,,, Qoi ,. , than s.v.u liuii.lred
mil fiftv ilolla-s B .' -mil provide
...inii'le sit for a bull ling Carnegie
o por Mo v i(,:K WUI Dl ''la
,t, 1V ,i live hundred
,i a free public libiaiy
.. ,,ii Ot tarlo This amount is
to over th coal of building library
iiulldlm - "i.i ste, i' ' I) I occupaii-
Librdrv IU' to Br Held iebriwry 1 1
XMm II nual ball for
of '.he II
it is honed
. t in the object a
tttolagAtOg 0 pleasure. Will
insure a large attendance. The music
and the Moor will be good and every-
MM will Ua cordially welcomed.
lllverslde, especially the later, which,
It la said, will be the first terminal
point west from Ontario, will be prom-
Inently on the map very soon after
the truck reaches them
It Is reported and expected that
Mil ill he continued dlir'ng the veir.
I'M.', to a connection with the north
and siiuili ninl 1'aclflc coast Hues In
The line from Nyssa. Ore., to Ogden,
dull, traversing the llrtiueaii tract,
and by wh.v of Twin Tails, Hurley and
K.-ltuii U now gradeil from Nyssa to
Homedule, completed from Until to
Hurley: and graded, with some trues
luld, from Hurley to Strevell. It Is
MBOOtOd thut this short cut, with
.llitilnatlug grades, will be completed
.luring the ear 1913.
While the construction work on th
electric line from Holse to Welr,
via. Ontario, Is being somewhat
layed by tbe unfavorable weather, no
doubt the coming year will aee It com
pleted. The Idaho Northern'a connection,
Hmniett to Ontario, Is also one of the
1913 expected Improvements.
THE WILSON BLOCK.
cy and for the purpose intended.
,ne clty council has already agreed
() mtlama tne lit)rary and have leV.
Jed R Qne nlU1 ux foj. tnut pur,)OBe
trtp of land seveut-flve feet wide
off of the vest side of lots one. two.
time. lour una inu 111 iniun. iuuj
,, , . nas also on purcnasea, tun
tor- rhls. however, will
bo accomplished this winter and the
ye. r 11M3 will see definite progresi,
sde in th erection of u beautiful
).,..- kuowu a the Carnegie U.
tic . Ontario Is to be congratulated
KtulflTtKIMY JANUARY 29
The silver tea given annually l.
ihn Unmans club, for the benefit of
the siholarshlp loan runa, will no nW
on th above date at the home of
Mb n H whUB-r Tne imrD08eol;
ma IUUi, sUen the 1age de.
. vouJ t(j i;,c wuli uf lUy Uu0t M
. . i
a . . . tV4I PsflO 1 r A "-'
Many New Residenees and
The material progress and develop
ment of any city depends on a num
ber of conditions and circumstances;
'he eltys location with reference to a
trade territory is a great factor, the
' l.L-s or quullty af its clticenshlp
counts for much, and its avalllblllty
es a future center of population and
commerce Is It principal asset.
la all these material things, On
arlo Is decidedly to the for; It Is
uot one of the boom' town, that
grow ln, a straggling city overnight
nor I It one that builds ten story
building and lay mile of paving
before thtse Improvemeuta are need
td. but goes soberly along doing these
things at the right moment with due
regard for th welfare of the taxpayer,
just a It should be done.
Our pi ogress I steady, not apaa
modla; look at thla: In 1910 w built
.t Ontario, and platted additions ad
joining. "..". new homes: In 1911, 98,
and n I most fifty this year. A great
many of these house are substantial
and expensive and are a credit to the
community Is thl to be called
booming?' No It Is merely healthy
growth and Indicates that peopls rec
orgnlze Ontario as the 'future great'
city, of the Snake river valley, and
thev wanted to come here and grow
with the city,
litislness has full) kept pare with
increased population, over fitly new
enterprises, housed In new and com
fortable brick htilldliL-s have located
here In half as nuiin months; the
slocks o( merchandise are at n active.
j are worth what oii pay for thettt and
are traJe winners.
! Neither time nor space will permit
extended reference to the many fine
residences in our mlilst, but the lurge
in. I costly public buildings should
,,UYU lec1"1 mention. The Holy Ho-
siiry Hospital, constructed by the lo
n. nib ait Sisters and aided by the Com
mercial club. Is a thoroughly modern
and commodious structure completed
this year, It I beautifully located on
the bench land adjoining Ontario on
the west and (he fame of this worthy
Institution bus already none abtoad.
the Moore hotel. Ontario's only sky
s"iuper, Is a splendid five story brick
I- ill. ling facing both Oregon and Ida
ho streets: This hotel was designed
to meet the growing need of the com
', for ,Brl uud mol ,, .,
h((Ie al(J ,.,,,1,. do lti and lg rap.
idly acquiring the name of 'Sunday
Home' mining the traveling salesmen
de-,WMO WUrk th's territory.
The Wilson building Is last, and so
(sr, the I. -st business block ou Main
ti-.-i it Is 100 by 110 feet, two-sto. v
wi.h three excellent store room .
giound flour and several suite if
f ne office rooms on the second .lo.r,
i.l.-i a commodious hull and diu' kg
room for lodge purposes; the plumb
iug and ventilation MMM M be perfect
ami the si, am heat makes for to.n
Iii' and OlMOtMOM. Just ..oi Mi .(
tin. Wilson 'dock and coiistructeu f
lit same people is the Dream.' I
tneatr. 80 bv no, which Is a tn i-
of beautv und not excelled ill Us IM
by any theatre In this part of II
'country. The Farlev block. OOVarMg
'two full lot.-, i- a new and substan
tial Improvement finished with a fine
front and is now occupied This
building replo'.-s two i: e-ttory l.niM
MgO ami shows what faith om 01 tne
'old Mint is" has in the town
JI cu.leV with
le. nder. of Holse, has built
a large stocg oi
e best store rooms
in the countv The store is wen ngui-
. .. ., L-
e.i an 1 make a handsome sppeai.o
within and J uhout-
What is tb uuswer Ontario Is a
"is.d towa in goiwi country and the
,,,,t.. ,,f ,, d are nuaiw h
., team Kowliug League ba
nized in Ontario
town, KVu.tland U
ud a x team in this leaa
OE THIS SECTION
Markets Will Be Opened
In AH Parts of
Th average cltlsen of the state of
Oregon, much less ttie rttlxena of
other state, know little about Mal
heur county, or that portion of it that
surrounds Ontario, as being a fruit
district This statement Infers that
this Is a fruit district. To be brief
In answer, It Is Why? Because th
best teacher in tb world ha said so,
and that teacher is expeprlenc. Be
cause a tree will grow and survive.
It is no assurance that It will produc
rrult. but when a tree grows thrlftly.
develops fruit spurs which, the next
-.am. n produce perfect fruit, and tb
ime is a yearly repetition, then suf
ficient proof haa been established
that It Is a favorable locality for tb
culture of deciduous fruits.
In this suction In the past decad
many hundreds of acre of apple
prune and other orchard have devel
oped from am experiment Into an aa
"tirance with the result that today
many thousands of acres of orchards
are growing that will In time make Oa
tarlo one of the largest fruit shipping
stations In the nortbwt. In mauy
ways this section Is unlike Wenatch
or Hood Blvee. but the principle on
la this. There are thousands of acres
of laud In this vicinity where there
are only ten acres there. In those
..linns nearly, If not all, o tbe
land Is In cultivation and there Is no
loom left for Increased output, but In
(Continued on Page 8.)
ONTARIO AND SUR-
Some Facts About Ontario
and Surrounding Country
That Are Quite Credita
ble when Reviewed.
Ontario's elevation I 2134 feet.
The hottest day In seven years was
107, the coldest 13 degtrees bellow
Inning the paat two year the warm
est day was 101 and during four wint
er of the past seven years the tem
perature did not get down to iro.
There Is no wind here during tb
winter mouths and Ontario has on
of the best climates In the West,
Snow fall lasts about one month on
Our well water la the best. Deep
wells one huudred to two hundred
feet deep are soft water, cost of
drilling a well fifty cents per foot.
We find the first water in the giae
at from twenty to seventy-five feet
Ontario's population was U'aO in
1910. It Is now over 2500. Over six
ty store rooms and two hir dn-d resi
dences have been built In Ontario In
the last three years.
We have three schools at Ou'arlo.
one high school, ..ne ward and on
graded school. ""
The Catholics have a Im.oi hoa
pita!, a chinch and a achool st On-
We have seven church.- in On-
I tai to
lu the country oarroaadtng On
tario we raise apples, peaches pears,
prunes, plums, apricots, cherries,
straw herrlt-tt, raspberries, loganber
ries, dewberries, blackberries, cur
rants, gonsi-hei i i.s, tomatoes und all
kinds of melons.
Most of the land around Ontario
Is irrigated and besides fruit the prin
cipal .tops are alfulfa. clover, wheat,
oats, barle. and corn We raise seven
to ten tons of alfalfa from three cut-
tlugs. fifty t eight v bushels of wheat
slxty-i'ive to Mat) hii -h -Is of barley,
seventy-tive. to one bundu-il bushels
I of oats per acre
Some of our farui-
ers raise from sixty to om- baadrod
bunbels of yellow dent co'i n to thH
This is a splendid dairy, hog and
cattle countt mi ucc.iiiui of the dn
climate ami mild winters Mutter fat
is worth fiw- c. iii- pl pound Ii..''.:
at Ontario Mian at Elgin. Illinois.
We raise racoM ila t all kinds,
ppotaloes go from three hundred to
glx hundred bushels ami onions ti-.m
! t n to sixteen tons to the acre Cab
. -.. .,J
bsges, peas, beans ana an sinus oi
table do well here.
Alfalfa seed is a woud.rfiil crop.
,. raise from thrj bun. In-1 to ev-
en hundred pounds to tbe -re and it
ti worm rroui 11 m i ceun p.
to ID i.
t nd Many ot
our farmers nave.
. :.. from 175 00 to 1100 00 per i
Clover oeod pay from tto.Ot M I7S-00
f j.er at re
Inrta1- ' "' l3 uo in -luy fel' oious-