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ONTARIO-The Pivotal Point of th Great Interior of Eastern Oregon
A Ontario Argua
The Produce from
15,000,000 acres ia
marketed from On
tario each year
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Representative Newspaper of Ontario and Malheur County.
ONTARIO. OREGON, THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 1913.
) OX FLAT LAND
Snake River District In
cludes Several Hundred
Acres of Fine Land
Arrangement! have been ni.nl. for
L, completion of the plnt on the
k rirer Irrigation ui'irici, inn
loi-e I'Hi'l for in bonds or toe
Ujtrkt to roil 4 2, 500.
Tn.'lllT II"' hlllldl'Cd Hll.l llllll'IV 1
of Itiid ere euihruocd In tbe
-ilk' r'Tl r mill irii coiuyauy piojee.
. ,,, lleiel II- I I Ml HOI III llf I Ultimo.
Includes Hi- net land on tbla
i i. .....I fin- WTAitr- liua linan
,,,,! MtriSU UU m. J""" u m
.farmed. Practically every acre
i tbe i i"i '""-'I plant Is in h good
of cultivstion and very little
rk will be required in making It
,,.til l. to Irrigation.
flit completion of this system will
-- all ... tli.. Hut .n.,l..r
B,0k' lirHiiii"!" "" . ...
I (itoo linpe tbe nelson of the
u put under water over a year
There remain approximately,
I jii(M) aeies I" ! reclaimed an I It
indenlnii'l that eorae of the owner
t.ru u-lv i ontcmplatlng the in
minion of private pumlug plauU.
IRE ADVANCEMENT TRACT
WOE WATERED THIS YEAR
NYSSA MAN WILL PLANT
10,000 CHOICE PRUNE TREES
Harrv Monoe, the well known
niireeryman recently told 10.000 extra
obcloe prune trees to Mr. Sanderson,
owner of the largest pruue orohard
In Oregon. The orchard is located
near Nyeaa and netted handsome re
turns for the owner last year.
Evidently Mr. Sanderson knows a
good thing when he see it and wants
more or the same kind II,. receutly
returned from a visit of several months
with relatival in Austral!, lie has
been all over the world, but up to
the present time has found no better
farming country than southwestern
Idaho and eastern Oregon. He ex
pects to msrket 100 oars of ripe prunes
this sesson from bis big orohsrd.
fi W R U TO FnTARIRH FFFnW00lCLIPWILlBt AUCTION SALE Of FINE
v II lis A lis IV LA 1 niLllll ILL!
YARDS AT ONTARIO
Official Here for that Purpose-First
Move Towards Establishing
BENEFIT FRIDAY NIGHT
At Dreamland Theatre in
Which Leon J. Chapman
Will Take Prominent Part
-Don't Miss It.
Th-Ji Inch pipe line of tbe Onta
Advancement company has been
I It full - "Meet .in I tin- pumps
till ready tn place water on this
iif trsct. The pumping equipment
INI 8 ami niie 10 nub limit con-
I pan. p. operated by a tiO and a
M power motor.
Ilslift is .V2 feet and the capacity
laxi-nd test of water, more thau
min fur the laud. Thia sistsui Is
tpt s (vantage to this MNOtiou as
Ituttni all (he high land aixiind
Ifltjaud has been settled on iy
i who believe in luakiug tbe noil
lit foil capacity.
N. PRODUCES ITS OWN
PORK FOR HOME CONSUMERS
Friday even lug at the Urea m land
thsatra the Corn vial olub will give
a musical and literary l.cnellt the pro
reeds to apply ou a detloit tbe olub
owes. As the present seoretsry. Mr.
Chapmen, Is about to leave Ontario,
be has niiBi.nl. -.1 to appear on tba
program iu a ssriss of impersonations
from Hilsy. Field. King. Adam.
Cook and other authors. Mr. ('Imp
mau baa never appeared on a publlu
program wblie having resided in
Ontario, but bee given entertainments
at l'ayett) and resisted in soum of
tbe local productions.
Hundreds of press notices iu Mr.
Chapmen's possession might be used
to avdertl-- the cutttrtaiiimeiit, but as
be ia well auowu io Ontario, thare is
uo doubt but that Dreamland will be
tsxsd to capsolty.
Tbe program will he iuterspcrsed
by musical numbers, making a well
sclented eveuing a entertainment lu
addition to tbe usual pictures.
An official of tbe O. W. R. A N.
oompany was berc a few days ago to
make arrangements for the rtxa Wish
ing of feeding yards here.
He secured tbe services of Dave
Maglll to look after tbe yards, wblcb
sre liio-ti-.l close tn Mr
home and staled that tbev would
have water and feed racka installed
at once as tbey Intended using this
point to mnke up tbeir stook trains.
They will establish a M bour train
schedule to Portland on tbe start and
later thia will he reduoed until tbey
make the run in 'J 4 houra
Tbe establishing of tbis stock ser
vice from Ontario is tbe first move of
the railroad people in opening up
hiadiiiarters bereaud will belollowed
by other new servioes in a short time.
It is reported tbet the tunnel west
of Va is now through and tbe water
being i.iNi-i. rare cf so that another
thirty to sixty days will see the tracks
laid an. I the men at work on tha
bridges west of tbe tunnel. Ttires
car i. mis of men fur tbe work went
through iiiit.iiiu this week aud were
i. II.. ii to the trout.
There are some thirteen bridges to
be built between the tunnel aud Hirer.
aide, after which there will be little
to delay tbe work. The Crane creek
cut, which la deep and about a mile
long, will not delay tbe work aa tbey
can plsoe a large crew at work. When
tbe Harney valley is none reached It
-SHEARING TO START SOON
Magill V vlH be only a case of laying tbe
acd rails, as tbe grading will
amount to much.
The wool men are looking forwsrd
to a larger tonnage of wool for this
market this season tban ever before.
It baa been established beyond
ueitlon that the prices paid at On
tario are better tban at the amnller
pleocs, the facilities are aucb that
the wool ran be seen to full advantage
and tbe large volume marketed here
enablea the buyers to Oil their cart
The season has been a good one for
the sheep aud the clip will he of good
grade. Shearing has started at the
Hri.gnn plant ami thev will
Skull Springs in a few weeks. Most
of tbe wool will probably lie shipped
here from Brogan and Harper iu order
to get tbe In -in-ill of the better prices
HOLSTEIN COWS HERE
On Saturday, April 26 All
Stock From Illinois
BASEBALL CLUB IS TO BE
ORGANIZED IN ONTARIO
MAYOR TROW SEEDS 200
ACRES TO GRAIN AND ALEALf A
Mayor Trow has finished planting
200 acres of grain and bas seeded
to alfalfa. This was aage brush land
a few weeks ago and It la some task
to transform that much laud In one
Sloes Istt August not a Log bas
ported into this state. Tbis
tnruuragiug uaw-4 made public
Pwt , . k by C. C. Colt bead of
Culiin Meat company, at Portland,
NjaOregou fanner are going ex
'lv into the business of live
1 raiting. During 191), morn
-It tba total number of tog
d at the l'oi tlaud murket came
fasr t ti in uiiiubi i decrease. 1 to a
title etent and now it aDPears
"rg..u ili not need to import
Pork iu order to ft tul II
jle Ou the other band we
UU tie iu position to make u!i
li! hipn.t-iitH ouUide tbe stute.
' Colt submitted figure showing
c ll Y.t . i. U ii..l.iMtrv ii. Ilrt'jiin
tim greater thau fruit grow
w greater thau wheat, wool aud
IS OF COLUMBUS HOLD
NATION CEREMONIES HERE
s liiv.T V..11..., n.li v..
-- - - . ' .Ill' J V II,), I. It .,.
' 0oru'(l solemn Initiation exer
'ut Sunday, winch were attended
'g concourse of loiutl and
l Knights. Tba three degree
oroer were conferred on a olaas
idstes, thus increasing the
"bin of Ontsu-lo Omuinil to
dO. The .. 1 i
- - tgivU.Ul.IH WD.I 111
0' officers for Bole Couooll
nt two ueirreaa and the third
,xmplitied most auooeaafullv by
M bei.nr. T-v l. --...
""i uuuii nana11, aowng
s lputjJea,, o Hawley, who
it' """ from attending.
conclusion of tbe exercises
Plsr hn Juel wq "e"d at tbe
1 ouse. a verv enjoyable social
7 , M which Bos. G.
. j- s.1,1 .Nu-k Villeneuve
"" l ,.!.. t t
at tkl known
to day's doings to
WALTER H. PAGE
NEW PLYMOUTH RESIDENT
BURNED TO DEATH SATURDAY
A. O Wells, aged 7G, was burned
to death Saturday eveuing in a tire
which destroyed tha reaideune of bis
sou II Q, Wells, ou tbe outskirts of
Tbe origiu o' the tire Is uukuowu
u Mr. Wells aud bis family were
away from home at the time aud the
old gentleman was aloue.
The destruction of the house aud
c. intent was complete .in. I tbe loss
is total, there being no iuaurauce.
Tbe body of tbe aged man was re
. utile.) from the suite later. It was
i.ilh hurtied. practically ouiy tbe
A meeting of the baseball fans was
bald in tbe Commercial club rooms
Tuesday evening and an effort made
to organize a club here for tbe local
league. Tbe sentiment was for tbe
organ lstlon of a club ol borne players
and si I players were notified to re
port at the fair grounds on Wedues
day evening for practice. If 11 olub
nn he gotten together they will 11 r
range a game with the Payette team at
Payette. The league em braces the
nearby towns aud cau be cairlsd ou at
small expense for traveliug.
MANY NEEDED IMPROVEMENTS
MADE IN ONTARIO CEMETERY
Tbe Ontario cemetery haa been
undergoing many changes the past
few weeka. Mr and Mrs. Farley
have bad charge of tha woik aud they
have the weeds and grass all taksu care
of. many trees planted, tbe grounds
laid out and tbe whole general ap
pearance of the place changed.
Water is now piped to tbs grounds
and there is every inducement being
made for tbe owners of lots there to
car for them aud mage It a beauti
! tnl home for our departed relatives
Commercial Club Holds a
Special Session Bidding
Mr. Chapman Farewell
Ere His Departure.
There will not be an auction sal
ou Saturday, the HMh, as orginall
planned, ou acrouut of the Club
having Just received word that M head
of thoroughbred Holstelns have been
hlr.lt. n. I front Mm i-uut f .. I,., ..u... i
work at -----'-- - - - -- -....
on at a sale to be held In Ontario on
April Mtk These line Holstein cows
sre the selectlou of a bunch of 500 la
the best darly sections of the east and
ate all prime animals. It was in
tended to hav a sale Saturday of thia
week, but when word was received that
these thoroughbred I lolst. ins were oo
their way to Ontario It was postponed
one week. Thia will be an op
portunity to secure some fine onws and
ones that have rscords behind them.
The dairy business around Ontario
will soon grow to one of importance
and by importing cow of this obarao
ter the country will rapidly advance.
POPE PIUS X.
Walter H. Pp,e, the Magaxlne Editor,
who wai named American Ambassa
dor to Great Britain.
EIRST LAVENDER CLUB IS
FORMED AT WEST STAYTON
The first lavender olub ever formed
baa been organized at West Stay ton.
stalling with fifteen member, witb
the foil wniog officers: Mrs. H. U.
MoGowan. preisdsnt; Mrs. D. H. Coo
neee, vice president and Mrs. S. D.
Turner, secretary and treusurer.
Tbe object of these fifteen women
ia to raise lavender for commercial
purpose. Having irrigation '"avail
able during tbe dry summer months.
tbey believe that tbe
of tbe O. A. O., at a recent meeting
beld st West SUytoo, spoke very
encouragingly In regard to p..sioili-
uuderUkiug of this new
results will be
ta lout, ties of tbe
a cloe. club.
CLARK WEAVER DIES IN
ARIZONA LAST THURSDAY
Clark Weaver, son of Mr. ami Mr.
J. F. Weaver, .lied at Mesa. Arizona.
April 10, at tbe home of Mr. und
Mr. J. F. McDonell, aged 18 year
and 10 month
Clark had beau in Arizona aboot
eighteeu months aud had written home
only u few days before his death that
he was getting along fine and would
soon start for home, not realizing bis
The boy had never tieen strong sod
bis last illni-0 dates back soma two
years, when the first symptoms of the
malady were noticed.
Mr. and Mrs. MoDonell ware old
friends of tbe family and tbey say
tbe boy was around and cheerful op
to the day of bis death, believing
that he was rapidly recovering. That
forenoon he felt too weak to take hla
usual walk sod laid down for awhile.
In tbe evening be gradually grew
weaker and passed away in a peaceful
The fuutrsl was held from the Bap
tist churob on Wednesday witb inter
ment In tbe Ontario cemetery. Kev.
A called meeting was beld at the
rooms of the Commercial club ou
Wednesday evening for the purpose
of giving Hecrstary Chapman a fare
well and liataulng to what was being
About sixty letters have beao re
ceived within the last month from
11. en interested iu the dairy business
and an elfort is being made to have
them come ber and locate. Tbey are
from practical dairy men who know
what is lie. -canary to make fbe busi
nes successful aud tbey have tbe
means neoeasary to get started.
Many of tbe clubmeuibera took ad
vantage of tbe occasion to express
their appreciation of the work done
here by Mr. Cbapmau aa secretary of
the olub, aud also as a cltlzeu aud
resolutions 1 1 that effect were ordered
dratted aud preaeuted tu him.
Mr. Cbapmau has beeu tbe secretary
some three years and secretary of
the Fair association and It lias beeu
mainly through bla efforts that the
fair has beeu built up and tbe towu
placed ou tbe map so that all now
kuow that Outraio la tbe railroad
center of eastern Oregon.
KNIGHTS OE COLUMBUS GIVE
VERY ENJOYABLE DANCE
The ball glveii by tbe Kuigbts of
Columbus last evening was attended
by about 70 oouple who pruuouuee tbe
music furnished as excellent au.l all
airaiigeineiits perfect. The next semi.
annual will draw even a laiger crowd.
Pope Pius X, who condition was
reported improved, suffered s relapse,
due to reluctance to submit to strict
ONE IN EVERY EIGHT IS HURT
Of 146,000 Engaged In Hazardous
Work 19.22S Injured.
Olympla -In the state of Washing-
! ton one man in every eight who are
engaged in hazardous or extra hazard
J ous occupations, as defined by the
i industrial insurance law. Is injured,
and one in every 60 who are Injured
is Injured fatally. These astounding
figures are discovered In the report
of the state commission for the first
17 months of its work.
During that period 146,000 persois
were engaged in hazi.rdous work. Tbe
accidents brought heiure tbe commis
sion totalled lft,22. aud the deaths re
An average of tzOOO per day Is paid
by the industries of the stale to in
jured workera or their heirs.
.N ..o, Ariz.- i. -iier.il l'edro Ojeda,
goauaaadlai tba ajaasli aj hi fed
eral garrison ot SOU troopers at Naco,
Sunora, surrendered to the United
Stale.-, troops on border patrol here,
after having withstood a siege of state
troops which lasted for five, days, and
in which more than half his troopers
The surrender was hastened by the
attack ou the federal garrison by the
bund of Yaqul Indians under (Jeueral
Alvuro Obregon, commanding slate
troops. The dead on both sides haa
been estimated at 200, and the fortifi
cation at Naco, Honors, are veritable
slaughter pens. About tbe buildings
are strewn more than 100 bodies, sbol.
cut and horribly mutilated.
General Ojeda, true to hi promise,
refused to surrender. While the fight
ing waa at lta height be attempted to
march across the border with his aanall
band. The ftre from Ike eueaay was
demoralizing, and Ojeda and hut men
ran and became scattered.
Captain H. A. Slevart, Company .
Ninth United Htatea cavalry, ran alone
to Ojeda's assistance.
The American officer grasped the
Mexican general by the arm. Togeih
er ihey ran in a hail of lead tn where
aa automobile was awaiting.
SUPPOSED DROWNED MAN
TURNS UP AT LAGRANDE
.James Fsnsll. who lived on the
bench near Payette, disappeared
Thursday aud I upiosed to have beeu
drowned lu the Hnake river.
He left his home for a hunt along
tbe river, where some geemi had been
een tiring around, Hla wife tried
to discourage him by remarking that
even it be killed MM It would be too
tar out iu the river to gel. to whiou
be replied that the river was not too
wide for him.
Wbu he did 11. it return a search
was Instituted and hi gun with an ex
ploded shall and a rabbit ware fouud
on a gravel bar at the edge of the
river, where there I a vary awlft cur
1. ni, and the supposition ia thst he
tried to wade out t..get the bird anil
tbe current oan ic.l him under.
Tbe river waa dragged aud powder
exploded, bill the body has nut been
recovered. He waa married shout
three weeks ago to It lea Friiucls
lClchaiiiai.il. daughter of one of tbe
promlueul 1 anchers on the bench.
loiter Just after a clairvoyant had
located tbe body lu tbe river, a tele
gram was received from l-'arrell by
bis wife. He I in l.si.isndc aud
asked his wife to join him. No ex
plautiou litis been given lor the die
CROP IN THIS STATE
From independence comes tbe re
port of big prolils 111 logauherritf.
One grower states thnl he received
Hfjfi from one halt urn. last aeaaon.
While a new In.liialry, 1'ulk county
people are going Into the biiaineas of
growing loganberries cliunely.
TO IRRIGATE BENCH LANDS
FROM STORAGE WATER
Wes Cavinese ia promotiiw a propo
sition to water the bench lauds west
of Vale by etorage water of the
Cottonwood. The coat of the water
Is estimated at ? I - an acre, which
la certainly low for a good water
MALHEUR CITY HAS NEW PAPER
Malheur City, in the northern pari
of this oouuty, bas a paper, Ihe Mlu
lug News, published by John Alden
beabury, formerly editor of the Vale
Kuterprlse. Malheur and the Mor
umn Basin some eight miles away.
Iiave beeu mining camps siuoe the
&0's and have turned out mlllioua of
dollars With tbe development of
tbe cjuartz mines uew life bas ootue.
Tbe News would be a credit to a
muob larger city.