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Representative Newspaper of Ontario and Malheur County.
ONTARIO, OREGON, THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 1913.
CITY COUNCIL IS HELD
lodge BigJfs Gave Interest
ing Talk on Important
.-...,! meeting of the City
L.P whm held Thursday evening.
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Ordlnnnm- 'or l"c "" "
- --" mi Him west lil of
Imon -treet. covering four blocks.
Jiidd HiiiK sddressed t tin council
girdloK I'"' taking ,Dto tne 0,ty of
III Park and othor outside territory
.j IUg.f,tcl tome street lighting
dtrrovellDB. Thnonunsll concurred
i ibe mitter.
Th oity attorney m Instructed
M amend tho hog ordinance an
i,wr the present olty boundaries.
Xho city attorney was Instructed
Irtw np the neoesssry petitions
,.. .it.r l minimi to the city
IUV I""'"' - - -
Litirrriiiin adjacent property end
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nc ii miri' in eicciiou i"r mill
n ordlnsrioe nu patted regulating
nri'Oiiiitf skating rlnke within
Ib tire livilruuti on Oregon street
(irillll"! IIIIIVIMl 1(1 IMIIIIIIIIII I" HI"
kt street committee whs instruct
met with the property owners In
rntrirt fur tho now cement walk
DEAD OX CREAMERY IS DES
TROYED BY HRE SATURDAY
Prank Fairbairn's creamery on Dead
Ox Flat, near Walaer, was destroyed
by lire Nat urdn r morn log wltb a loss
of 12000 and no Insurance. The plant
will be rebuilt nt onoe.
WM. M'BRATNEY TAKES OYER
MARSHALL FURNITURE STOCK
Win. MoBratney hns tnken over the
Marshall stock of furniture, generally
known as the Zimmerman stock, and
placed K. K. Slagle In charge of It
He will have nn announcement for
you In a short time.
HARRY CHAPMAN INJURED IN
POLO CAME IN CALIFORNIA
II. A. Ohnpman received a severe
scalp wound Id a polo game at Coro
nada, but has recovered ami Is again
In tbc games being played. Kdgar
Chapman had a horse fall with him
anal Ms foot caught in a stirrup, but
was rescued without much damage.
The Cbapuian are playing with the
Holes team aud they are making a
good showing with the beat teams In
tba world, composed of men who do
STATE TAXES WILL BE
TREBLED $6, 500,000
IN APPROPRIA TIONS
H DETOI AT HARPERS
ROSE DAY WILL OCCUR ON
MARCH 29 THIS YEAR
Salem. Governor West cheoked ws
tba total appropriations for the recant
biennial period and gave out soma
Interesting figures on taiatton. The
tax rate for next year will be nearly
three and a half times as high as It la
for this year.
The total appropriations. Including
standing approprlntlona for the tws
years, aggregate $6,B0O,00O. The stsnd
Ing appropriation?, are $1,200,000 and
the appropriations made by the recent
legislature amount to $6,460,000. Tba
amount of funds to be raised this year
according to the estimates of the tax
commission is $2,240,000 of which
thero Is about $620,000 In the treasury
and about $600,000 will be raised this
year through licenses and other Indi
rect souroes, leaving $1,110,000 to be
raiser this year by direct tsiatlon.
Deducting the amount that will be
raised this year, the governor polnta
out that there will be $4,410,000 left
to beValscd In 1914, which, after sub
tracting the $600,000 that will be de
rived from Indirect sources again,
leaves $3,810,000 to be rnisod by direct
taxation In 1914. This sum Is about
three and two fjfths times the amount
to be raised this year, and will In
crease the state tax rate to about four
mill next year.
TV carpenters have completed their
!rt of building a depot at Harpers
i lure ire taken to Homednle.
rr !. are to l-c built.
fUNTY PULLS IHE STRINGS"
MIS VERY PLEASING SHOW
Tto est s small crowd went to
f r to sen Ituuty on Tuesday even-
Ti tonipeny waa an excellent
ami tbs play among the best aver
Vim. furnish inu an avaninu of
ore tu those fortunate enough
present. The attendance waa
Mill that the railroad people will
tty any more excursions.
M RIVER POWER COM
1 WANT FRANCHISE HERE
ft (luuouuoed that the Beaver
Power company are about ready
ltr the liiturio field ami will
'I I'll for a franohlae to furnish
"in! lights here.
The lovers of flowers are taking
much interest in Itoso day. Saturday
March 'ill, and are preparing to plant
many hundred rose bashes an that
date It has bean found that roses
do better here wbn planted in March
and If cared for u ntt of tba varieties
do well. Order your bushss now so
tney be here wbeo you want them.
P. E. & E. BRIDGE DEDICATED
V. .;. G. M'ADOO
IS A VISITOR IN ONTARIO
1 R Joilyu, tbe secretary of the
Vslley Commercial club.
over Id Ontario a few days
" the guest of J. R. Bluokaby
acre. Mr lnUn K.i uu .,
1 ' PortlMd. The JCommerclel
at Jordan Valley is a new idea
"y are just begiuuiog to get In
toork along with tbe otber
Q ttlM I'hhiiU TU... lnidn
P'' sect lux .... .i .......
hub many miinuiilKa
Wll appeal to the settlers wbeu
be reaobed. A Commeroial
the beat lllifinlviillnn th nun
" have to promote their in-1
,u odringJn aettlera.
EtHAMBEft OF COMMERCE
COSTING DAIRY INTERESTS
Vle Chamber of Commerce is
la in th d.ury movement. They
"inly ou the rlgbt track as
'" a big home nurt.t tnr nil
P Products piuiiuued here. There
or butter, cheese nd cou-
m"k .biHj jut0 tuii .-tiou
""leads of hog products.
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B k aBJKlaSRDk vjl ttjMHM
Lagljri V ' i tR
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A . Tdrjj Hsaler''
Little Miss West Scatters Carnations
From Pilot While Thousands Cheer.
Siii.-m - With blast of whistles,
shouts from thousands of throats and
the blare of bunda, the new Portland,
Kugwne aV Kaatern bridge that links
the west and the east sides of the Wil
lamette valley together formally wns
dedicated to the eassmerelal develop
ment of this sectloal.
The little daughter of governor and
Mrs. Went. drcHbed In white, stood oo
the pilot of the engine.
The event waa being celebrated a
marking an Important step In the de
velopment of a webllke system of In
terurbaa lines being built In tbe Wil
lamette valley by tbe Harrlman in
terests. This bridge connects the Sa
lem V Falls City branch with the new
branch recently completed to Fir and
Thousands of visitors were here par
ticipating In the festivities, and the
city was In gala attire.
Naco, Arlx. Instead of waiting to be
attacked by nearly 1000 Insurgent
atate troopa, Oeneral OJeda, with few
er than 600 federal troops, went out
from Naco. met and defeated the ene
my. In three hours of agresslve fight
ing, peppering the enemy's line with
rifled and machine gun bullets and
spraying lead from shrapnel shells
over hills adopted ns fortifications, the
Hueri.i federals drove the state forces
five miles to the southeast.
With the advantage of unexpected
aggression and possessing five artil
lery pieces, the little brown barefooted
soldiers defending the military honor
of the new Huerta regime fought aa
wild men against seemingly over
The only person wounded during the
fight, on the American side was A. A.
Hopkins, a deputy United States mar
shal. He win wounded In the knee
while doing neutrality duty on tho
As at Nogales. American volunteer
In automobiles dared the fire to rescue
woumieil under (lie protection of the
ross flag. One American physl-
WHTRE THE CCAME TROMjR BROS. TO MOVE
An Ontario resident las been N 10 WILSON BLOCK
wondering where so many strange oats m V " ,l-vv" m-VVIl
came from that prowl about bls '
premises. A small boy who waa I
roiling a hoop on the street solved the ' Makes Change in Order to
The little boy asked the man.
yon keep cats here?"
"No" aoswerel the man.
"Well my papa put one here," re
plied the boy.
"Who is your pnpaY"
Mr. Plugboff. " replied tbe boy,
Secure More Commo
MARSHALL ODELL PICKS UP
MAN WANTED IN BAKER
On Saturday morning Marshal Odell
recognized C. A. Peamater on the
Boise pony and with the assistance of
Sheriff Kerfoot lodged him in the city
jail. Feamaater is known as a bad
man and was wanted in Baker for
assaulting a judge. Sheriff F.d Band
came down in tbe evsnlng aud escorted
him to Baker
Umatilla Indian Goes East.
Pendleton. Chief Shees-Mok-a-noot,
more commonly known aa Chief No
Shir:, of the TTmutlllas, left for Wash
ington, D. C, to hold a council with
the ' White Father" regarding money
due many of his tribesmen from the
government, the delay occasioned In
the matter not meeting with the chief
tain a approval
Unknown Man Kill Self.
Astoria. A well-dressed, unidenti
fied man committed suicide here by
hanging himself In an outhouse at the
city park. The body waa discovered
by three boys. Tho man apparently
waa about 36 years of age. smooth
shaven, with brown hair and blue eyea.
He wore a blue ault, with a small
white stripe, derby hut and gold-rlm-med
eyeglasses. The suit carried the
label of Kemp ft Hebert, of Spokane.
DIAMONDFIELD JACK DAVIS
SHOT IN MEXICO LAST WEEK
Dlsmnndfleld .lack DsjVM, waa mur
dered lu Mexloo a few day ago. Davis
wits a spectacular figure well known In
the mining camps and on the range
and lived ou excltemeut. A few years
ago he was convicted of murdering
two sheep herders in Idaho, bnt
through tbe Ififluenee of friends In
power be escaped. It ia generally
eoooeded now that be was not guilty
of tbe murder aud that auem lea tried
to awsar Me I If A nwat.
.jr American Praee Aaaoelaltoav
William G. M'Adoo, New York tun
nel builder, who Is secretary of the
treasury In Wilson's cabinet.
TURKS REFUSE PEACE TERMS
The Outlook For Balkan Peace la
London. There is no prospect for
acceptance by Turkey of the peace
terms aa proposed by the allies. Dis
patches from Constantinople eay the
leading members of the committee of
union and progress have decided thot
the conditions cannot be accepted, and
it Is understood that the council of
ministers has adopted the same view.
All other capitals and among the
ambassadors in London the allies' de
mands are considered extravagant, es
peclally with regard to the payment
of Indemnity and the cession of acuta
rt and the Aegean Islands.
With the improvement In weather
conditions, the armies in the near east
have become more active, although
thus far no news of a pitched battle
of any importance has come through
COUNTY COURT PROCEEDINGS
FOR FEBRUARY AND MARCH
A Two Month's Grind In Which Much
Business Pertaining to County
Affairs Is Transacted.
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In the matter of passing bonds of
different road supervisors, A. W.
Glenn, Seymour Boas, E. F Stansell.
Geo. P. Barkley, L. A. Walker, Floyd
Howard, C. D. Beers. Chas. Bradley,
L. W. Ivera, H. C. Edwards, W. H.
Cripe, T. Chas. Pritchard, Boyd Luke,
In the matter of petition A. W. Trow
et al for a county road beginning at
the quarter corner between Sec. 24, Tp.
18, S. R. 46, etc , petition read and pro
po posed road ordered viewed and sur
veyed. In tbe matter of the petition of W
E. Edwards tnd others for a county
road beginnintr at 0yhee bridge in
Sec. '1. Tp. 21, S. R. 46. joining the old
road, etc., petition read and continued
for the term.
Inthematier ' the petition of Ed
mund Buiier et a for a county road be
ginning at h poi'K 2J0 feet east of tbe
center of Sec. it, Tp. 18, S. R. 47ttc,
peii'. in d i d proposed road ordered
viewed a d u .eyed.
In the .-natter of the petition of P. M.
Wcrien et a1 for a county road begin
at tbe - ith .est corner of Sec. 24, Tp.
20 S. K. , etc., petition read and
proposed road ordered viewed and sur
veyed. In the matter of the petition of John
I'nderwood et al for a countv road be
ginning on the range line between
i range 46 and 47, etc., petition read and
proposed road ordered viewed and sur
veyed. In the matter of the petition of R.
M. McKinney et al for a county road
beginning at a point in Tp. 17 S.K. 40,
etc., petition read and proposed rod
orderediewed and surveyed.
In the matter of the petition of W.
G. Armstrong et ai for a county road
beginning at a point in township line
between Tps. 18 and ltt, etc., petition
read and proposed road ordered viewed
In the matter of the petition of Wm
Jones et al for a rood beginning at
the Harper ranch and follow i ig the O.
& E R. R. etc, petiti m reul and pro
posed road ordered
In the matter of Ik
Beagle et al for a
mng at the cou . 10 rods west of
section corner common to Sees. 6, 9,
16 and 17, Tp. 18 S. R. 47 etc. Petition
Continued on page 3
viewed and sur-
letition of R. A.
y rood begin-
S) by An.riiean Praas AaaocUUow.
Jossphus Daniels, North Carolina
nswspapsr man, who Is secretary of
the navy In Wilson's cabinst.
Woman Mayor Wins Fight
Topeku, Kun. The supreme court
Issued an order ousting from office
the three city councilman of Hunne
well, Kan., against whom charges bad
been filed by Mrs. Ella Wilson, tl -woman
mayor of the town. The court
held the three councllmen have been
and are guilty of wilful misconduct In
office and of perslsteut failure to per
form the duties of their respective of
PHILATHEA CLASS IS VERY
Tbe youug men of tbe Burecu class
of tbe Methodist Huuday sahool en
tertuined tbe louug ladies of the
I'liiiat bra class at the Moore bull Tues
'Hie oolor scheme waa green aud
white and tbe bull was very pretily
deeoiuUid iu these color. (iumewere
played after which dainty refreshments
were served by tbe young men.
There were about sixty youug peo
pie present and tbey all departed with
tbe thought tbat the Haracaa bad
proved themselves to be rosyl entertainers.
Bailer's have taken a three year
lease on tbe largo store room In tbe
new block to tbe south of their present
location nnd will move in as soon aa
the shelving and oountera oan be built
about tho first of April.
Thny hare a lease on the present
location and will use the room for
storage purposes until October.
The new location la a room oOxlOO
feet, with full glass front nnd back,
affording excellent ligbt and a very
large floor space.
In addition to the shelving and
counters mi the sides of the room there
will be a double row of shelving and
two counters In tbe center, affording
an opportunity for full display of
stock. The room will also oontnln a
retiring or rest room lor the women
and children, fitted with all eon
v ii leu. . - It Is steam heated and they
have hot aad oold water.
Modern front uudoouvuiennaers
j ilcinande I by the merchant and are
uecesssry If the town Is to ksnp puoe
wltb the neighboring oommiinltlss,
BIG BEND PEOPLE ANXIOUS
FOR BRIDGE ACROSS SNAKE
tiny Johnson and George Wright
were down from the Big lb mi section
laat week They report tbat people up
there are anxious to get a bridge over
tbe Hnake so tbat they oau do busi
ness In Oregon and not be cnmiiclled
to go to Idaho.
MANY NEW INDUSTRIES BEING
PLANNED FOR THIS SECTION
Welser is to have a oaunlng faotory,
Payette a sawmill. Caldwell a -n. k
ing plant, Ontario, Nyasa aud I'arma
dairy plant. Frultlaud a oauuery
and ao on along tbe entire line.
'there is room for all these indus
tries aud many more and they will
all help the sections In which they are
WORK AND WIN CLUB HAVE
VERY INTERESTING MEETING
At tbe regular meetlug of the Work
and Wiu ulub held at the home f
Mrs. H. D. Dm in. u. plana were talked
over for an eutertainuieut to raise
funds 'or the library. The presideut
reported tbat the library board was at
work on .l .ii- for tin- uew library
lioMillug and the club voted to give an
euterlaiuuient at the Dreamland in
tbe near future to help iu the main
tenance ol the library until it Is in
it new home.
The i lub then listened tu an euter
taiulng aud Instructive paper ou the
house fly by Dr. 1'ogue. The doctor
said that us the spring approached aud
tbe time for the birth of millions or
these disease carrying I usee Is arrived,
be could not lay too much stress upon
tbe importance of waging waraguilial
them. He said that if everyone could
see through a powerful microscope the
leg of a fly, looking like tbe leg of a
cow tbat In. akii d lu mud ami tilth
and could see, as actually bappeus,
that fly feeding on decaying gerlmge
aud other tilth aud tbeu gaining
uti.ii.ee to the boose to alight ou
tbe sugar, walk over tbe butter and
spread typhoid, tuberculosis and otber
germs on meat uud other food, they
would be awakened ny disgust aud
horror to do something to get rid of
tbe house fly.
Dr. l'ogue urged all to keep their
garbage lu closed caus and to screes
bouses against tin pest. He said that
all out In o.-es should In) dlsinfeuted
and that every empty can tbrowu out
should be Mashed clean first, as a
spoonful left iu au empty cau afforded
nourishment fur millions of Mrs.