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ONTARIO -The Pivotal Point of the Great Interior of Eastern Oregon
fl,e Ontario Argus
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n Watch us grow
The Produce from
15,000,000 acres is
marketed from On
tario each year
Representative Newspaper of Ontario and Malheur County.
ONTARIO. OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY 15, 1913.
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GOV. JOHNSON Of I
CALIFORNIA SAYS NO
Administration Being Out
of Harmony Fails to In
fluence Either the Legis
lature or Governor of
Washington, D. C. Notwithstanding
the atrenuous efforts mad by the na
tional sdminstration to prevent the
alien bill recently paaaed by the Cali
fornia legislature from becoming a
law tin' measure now aeema to be des
tined tn k" on the statutes with but lit
tle, if any, modification.
The last hope of the adminstration
to prevent action passed away Wednes
day when (tovernor Johnson postively
bat Hlitely refused the request of
President Wilson to eitherwithhold his
ilgnsture or veto the bill.
The fasti effort to delay alien land
owner; legislation In California was
ntile when Secretary Bryan In the
name or President Wilson telegraphed
Governor Johnson notifying him that
the Japanese ambassador had earnest
ly pwUsied MKiilnal the bill panned by
the California assembly and urging
that the governor postpone action by
itLlii'I'lliiK his signature.
The decision of the administration
to ure QovtfMf Johnson to use hla
power c.t veto to postpone any land
leilki.it loti was reached after a series
of conferences between the president,
secretary llryun. and John Haesett
Moure, counsellor of, the state dapart
ent. Bad calls at the state depart
ment by Ambassador Chluda. It was
reallted that any further attempt to
hire the Mil enacted by the California
lejhlature amended would be fruitless
atari- Secretary Hryau's trip to Sucra
ento wan unavailing.
Whether or not the governor com
pile! with the administration 'a request
there will probably be Important ne
ioti.ii. .in- between the United States
and Japan immediately. If the land
bill la vetoed the president and Secre
tin Bryan will have to undertake to
carry out their promise to accomplish
through diplomacy the ends sought by
ROOSEVELT CAN GET
London Theodore Roosevelt can
hai.- the throne of Albania. If he wanta
It The suggestion already has been
carried to the point where the colonel
au only to signify his willingness to
accept and the crown la his.
"If Roosevelt desires the kingship
of Albania we will put him ahead of
all other who have been named. 1
Myself would certainly vote for him.
Root-ft, :t in one of the most extraor
"tur men In the world, being by na
ture on a higher plane than mere
This was the emphatic statement
Bade by Ismail Kemal, provisional
President of Albania, and leader of the
tosflaUon from the Albanian people
authorized to find for them a ruler ec
t hu ambassadorial confer
ence of powers.
The correspondent's audience with
Kemal iu(lk place in the Hotel Cecil,
here he is staying, accompanied by
id co delegates, Louis Ouracucchl,
nlnieur of education, and Noggs, Kuu
Ua sad Delejlus. All showed the
Peatest Interest in and were evidently
awfrissd by a suggestion of Roose
BjH as king.
WORK ON NEW CITY
HALL STARTED THIS WEEK
The cou tractors axe raising the
"ll of the city hall and figure tbey
Ml have all the brlok work oumplet
'n ten days mors. The brick
iuk used are selected red brlok ami
"H make handsome building.
The foundations are very substau
I. beiog rsinforosd oonorste and
'try heavy ror lh, hIm titt) structure,
"force of carpenter will k-p tbslr
tB1 or the (,rk well op and no dslsys
pe-ted in rushing ths building
completion at an early data.
GOOD FORCE OF MEN ARE
NOW AT WORK ON SEWERS
Tbe work on the sower outlet Is in
fall swing with some twenty men on
tbe line. They sre at present In tbe
deepest pnrt of the work and it is
going slow ss there. In plenty of water
to contend witb and the Imnk are held
back by cribbing driven into tbe
ground nuil well braced.
When a few hundred feet are com
pleted the ground level will be lower
and It is thought they will be sbove
tbe atrsta of water sand they ura now
working through. This sewer will
lower the water in the sloughs sround
tbe city nhout six feet and will drain
all tbe cellar in the city.
All tne men employed nre local
people snd the money I being kept
home by the system nt having a local
superintendent. If tbe work bed been
1st to s contractor all the men would
have been brought iu snd tbe money
taken from the city.
SATURDAY IS SALES DAY
-GOOD CROWD EXPECTED
Next Ssturdsy lassies day in Outn
rio sod Hm indication are that It will
drsw tbe best crowds we Imve yet hsd.
Several farmers have Mated cows snd
heifer with the secrstsry ami many
other articles will be offered, afford-
lug the farmers an opportunity of
buying jut what they wnut from their
JOHN H. MARBLE
John H. Marbls, recently appointed
a member of the Interstate Commerce
AUS1RIAN IS FOUND GUILTY
OF SECOND DEGREE MURDER
si,.-, irt Kerfoot made a raid mi
Outsrio Monday sud took most ot the
business men back to tbe ouuuty seat
witb bun to act as jurors iu tbe mur
der case, the first jury beviugdlssgreed
eveu tbougb tbe murderer admitted
oommltiug the crime. Tbe uieu sum
moned were: H. Witbycombe. H. T.
Moody, E. V. Boyer. H. C. Boyer, W.
H, DnollUle. Usve Maglll. L. Adam.
Uhas A. Cook, E. M. Grsig. W. U.
Raver, T. T. Kabout. Henry Griffin,
J. H.' Seaweard. J. P. boholl. Con
Ryan, Heniy Beier. K. M. Carllls.
Geo. W Routh, O. W. Lyslls. J. P.
Kidd. W. T. Bander. J. K Day. W.
T. Lumps. 'n. Oell Tawgart. E. A.
Kreser. B. B. Wll.oo. a D. Dormao,
H. L. Peterson. H. U. Williams, and
U. A. Chapman.
A jury was drswn for tbe murdsr
charge agslust Popovitob and tbey re
.........i . ..r.liAt of murder III the
, . Pk ,,,,lv i l.leltCe
secouu uio --,
gainst tbe man was bis own conies
Ths oounty is psying quite heavy
the little business tne ranrouu
are doing wiiu iu ,.
AasasssT w-VM ji JflraKafl
Jm - MMafflHklH
THE MANY SETTLERS UNDER THE
ONTARIO-NYSSA PROJECT ARE
A Great Area of Finest Land
With An Abundance of Water Happy Homes and Broad
Fields of Grains, Fruit, and Miscellaneous Produce
Greet the Eye On Every Side Many New Settlers
Securing Homes Where Soil aud Climatic Conditions
Are Well Nigh Perfect.
From time to time the
been noting tbe building o'
bouses snd the improving of land
under the Oiitnrlo-Nyssa dltob, but It
attracted little attention and few rest
tzs wbst It amounts to In tbe aggregate.
A few dsys sgo Mr. Cook was kind
euough to tske us for a drive west snd
eniith of the city aud It was a surprise
to us the aim mil
being done by the
of work that Is
ssttltrs who are
making liouiis under the
B. S. Cook A Co. bars sold 370
aors In tracts of ten snd twenty acres
and most of it Is row occupied. Tnls
land lit to the west uf town, user
the St. Paul orchard tracts.
There are some fi" families located
on in a lands and they buva ebout
1 :t."nii acres in cultivation, some of
wbioh Is set to fruit, probnbly 1U0U
The pumping plsot Is working abeUt
one-tblrd ospucity snd still there is
au abundance of water and aa tbe
system Is developed Hud the people
learn to use the water to tbe beat ad
vantage tbey will nave power to Irri
gate several thousand mure acre than
are at present included Iu the system.
Among those bo are doing things
we noticed the fuilowlug :
Ansou Beouet, 10. acres oltarsd.
P. M. II. ii. e in, .ii. 80 seres In grain
link Scburmen. 80 acres lp grain
Dii-k Htamm, GO acres iu gralu and
J. J. Thomasoii, Jl acres iu grata
J. O. MoVey, 21 aoree io orchard
Pete StMiiim. 80 aorea iu gralu.
Knsteru Oregon Land couipsuy, 225
acres leveled and seeding.
Charles A. Marshall. '0 acres clear
ed snd putting it in crop.
Dr. J. J. Sunt in. U0 ai-re cleured
sud setting to orebsrd snd grsiu.
In! Downs, 0 acres iu crop.
C. W. DeBoer. 00 aorss lu crop.
John Ray. 23 acree cleared and
Peter Teiisen, CO seres cleat e, I and
A. W. Titw, 200 acrss olearsd and
Mausel aud Dickson. 45 acres to
apples snd grain.
H. B. Thompson. 37 ucies to grain.
J. O. Fleming. 50 acres ot 'ialn.
William NioKtbum. 25 acre to urntu
J. T. Long and Thompson, 10 seres
to grsin sud alfslfa.
Kibler and sons. 160 acres rented by
Charles Thompson and seeded.
T. W. Clagett, 160 acres readr for
J. A. Lackey. 10 acres set to orchard
A. Trsnt. 25 acres of orchsrd.
W. J- Pioney, the pruue kiug. 40
acres to slfslfs snd 40 to pruue and
L. P. Old way 10 acrss to apple and
Charles Bullard, 80 sores t- gram
A. J. Glover, CO scree reedy fox
Iia Dale. 40 acree io grain
A L Bproule, 40 acres giaiu and
Mortou Barrows, 140 acree iu
Wbitney and Countryman
40 a area
In tree sad grain.
D F Nordstrum. 27 to spplee
W II McEldowney, 80 aores togrsln
U 11 Wbitaoy. 80 aores to grain
Thomas Downs, 74 aorea to grsiu
J I Csrnsflx, 40 seres to orchard
L J Chspmsu, 20 sores to orchard
Koy s.iin. 20 acres to apples
J C Walker, 35 acres to apples
Dr Lew K Wallace, 1H acres to
Bnow and Wlnslow, 80 acres to oats
Fred Hslley, 50 aores to orchard
B D Doruiao, CO acres to orchard
St Paul Orchard company. 300 acres
to orchard uud gralu
Walters ami Wooduinu, 36 acres to
On the lands sold by B. B. Cook
aud Co., ! uotloed O V liolloway has
a bouse up aud 20 aorss Improved
ilenry liolloway with M acres lm
Erviu Si'.iii. 20 acres improved
E C Harvey, 20 aorea Improved
11 11 Mitchell, a bouse and ten
W J Koberts, tsn acres cleared snd
Elmer Bbruder, 10 acrss Improved
Anoll Wlnslow, house up end 40
F H Bnow, 40 eciee Improved
Gsorgs Wilson, boose up aud clear
Ing 40 sores
This list is not complete aud it
covers only tbe improvements uuder
one dltob. Laud uuder tbe ow.vbee
and Nevada dltobee are elso being lm
proved Hud the Klugnieu Kolooy to
tbe south, tbe Deed Jx Flat to the
north rami others to the east ere elso
adding eeveral thouseud acres to tbe
lands tributary to tbls city.
Boms people wonder what le behind
tbe growth ot Ontario end ths above
nswers tbe ijusstlou. There are
thousende of acres more of the best
land In tbe world that will be lm
proved witbln tbe next few years and
add tbsir mite to tbe Influences tli.it
are building op a city here.
LOUIS BARTONI AND FAMILY
LEAVE FOR VISIT IN ITALY
Loois li.irtn i aud family, of Wsst
fall, started tbls week for a trip to
Italy, expecting to be goue eeveral
mouths. Tbls is tbe first trip to tbu
old home for Louis iu tblrteeu years
aud be does uot expect to find many
of tbe old faces arouud. Louie first
left Italy some 44 yeersago, golug io
Germany and coming to ibis couutiy
When be first visited what is now
Ontario it was Lut a sand dune aud be
be saeu It develop Into tbe heeulful
oity It is today.
M'WILUAMS STABLE SHIPS
HORSES FROM CALIFORNIA
A. McWlHlsms is sbowlog soms
standard and tboroughbrsd youug
etoele from California that ere at
trailing toe horse ineu of tbisseotlou.
These animals have tbe beat of breed -lug
end will land to Improve tbe etrsto
of trotting and running stock of this
section. It ousts leee to raise tbor
ougbbred animsls ot sll kinds than
it does scrubs end when it is grown
you can name your pnue. which will
ha nearly double thai asked for Ibe
RAILROADS FAVOR ONTARIO
AS SPECIAL WOOL MARKET
The wool harvest Is now in fnll
blast, about all tbs shearing plants
being busy. A number of sheaivre
were taken out Monday. Tbe wool
Is beginning to arrive nt the ware
houses here and it Is now thought
that more wool will be sold here
this season thsu ever bsfore ns msny
sre going to bsul hers and get the
beucflt of the higher prices always
psid here where the facilities tor
handling tbe wonl aud tbe accessi
bility for the buyers Is better thsn
liny other point in tbls section.
The railroads sre fsvorlog the
making of tbls a general market point
by giving tbs shippers s special rate
when shipped here and held for ths
FIRE COMPANY IS CALLED
OUT LAST SATURDAY NIGHT
The fire company wss cslled ont a
few dnys ago to extinguish firs out
sids of the city, In a hav stack. A
wheel waa broken from the chemical
eugiue and other damage dons to the
inn, ii. nt of 950.
It is probably a coincidence that
the property belonged tn a man wbo is
opposed to his property being within
the ally limits where he could beve
the benefit of Urn protect Ion, side
walk, waterworks, sewers and light
James Bryce, who has retired as
ambassador to ths United States from
CONFER IN CHICAGO
Chicago That a uniting of tbs pro
gressive party with the republican
party Is not only ilealreil, but Is actu
ally belug sought, was tbe gist of ses
tlment expressed at the close here of
a two duV conference at which re
publican leaders outlined plaus for
reorganising the party.
Herbert B. liadley, ex governor of
MUaourl, who, with denature Albeit
H Cummins of Iowa, William E. llorab
of Idaho and L. Y. Sherman of 1111
uoi, led in the dlscuaslou at the con
ference, said afterward that the de
sire to have those hack in the party
who left it to join the progressive
party was "manlfeaL"
Coalmen Net te be Mechanical.
The coalition, hs added, waa not to
be effected by any mechanical scheme
such as the adoption of resolutions
by any of that leaders, "but rather by
a remedying of tbe causes Iu the re
publican party which resulted in the
The conference, atlendad by six
United States senators, numerous
menibttrs uf the house of representa
tives and leaders from states as dis
tant as Massachusetts sad California,
resulted iu the issue Of a statement.
The statement expressed the belief
that the republican national committee
should call s republican national con
ventlon st as early a date ss possible
to effect radical chaages In party sf
fairs, and eapecisly lu reference to
ibe conduct of future natUiaal cou
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WOMAN DIES SUDDENLY
Mrs. Malinda King Wife of
Judge King Passed Away
at Her Home in this City
Thursday Evening of Last
On May 8tb, at her bestitiful home
In North Outsrio, surrounded by ber
loved ones, Mrs. Msllnda 1. King,
peacefully and painlessly died, or ns
tbe (iood Book asys, "fell esleep, '
for desth rams uusceompnnled by psln
or long suffering, but ss tbe sleep of
tbe tn.! child who, at the close of
day. climbs into Its mother's arms
and is lulled to peaceful slumber.
All around the orcbenls sre white
witb frsgrsnt blossoms snd on tbe
hillsides nnd In the valleys wild
flowers blooming snd nature is putting
on ber most gorgeous robes of life.
To the young, life le plessnnt and
tbsy wsut to star, but to tbs old It
la a harblngsr of winter snd decay
and tbsy know that these beautiful
creation are only little less fleeting
it: hi the llvss of men.
As aglrl sbeeojoyed these enchant
Ing seasons of the year hi thebaukaof
tbe Ohio river, for she waa born lu
Louisville, Kentucky, on September
3, 180n and spent her maiden Ufa In
that old romantic city, leaving there
with her parents lu 187.1 for the, then
uew state of Nelusakii, lu which stste
at i, i. in. I Island, she wss uiarrlsd to
(illbsrt L. King ou September 7,
1873, who, with four sous, F.ilward
L., ArthurH., Ira N. ami Homer Jll.
iinl two ilsugbtsrs. Mrs Kdun Klug
Arnold snd Mrs. Alice King Huston
sud two graud dill-In ii. lite to re
member the kind and loving wife aud
Many chauges have occurred since
tbe deceased came to Ontario in 1886,
The sage brush plniu and vast expanse
of Mill, i bss become a ganleu and or
cbaiil. snd s plssssnt oily and bund
rsds of i Hut itil homss sui round the
spot where stood hsr Hrsl Outsrio
Ths fuoersl took plsee frum the
borne ou Sniidsy, May 11, 1U1II. The
flowers sod treasures of May and tbe
in ii v elegant floral offerings of frlcuds
sud neighbors wsre uu more ueaulful
tlimi the iilet, lovely faoe of the de
ceased sud as tbe suleuiu, iuiprfaslvs
ssrvlce of tbe Kplscopsl chinch wsra
nil I, i. i by i t'uili. of St
Mstbsws, Boise, not only tbcjdaai ouss
of tbe (lean, but all present must have
resllsd tbst death here was robbed
or much of its victory aud tbst tbe
history of s lifs msy extsnd bayoud
Seven youug Isdies clsd In abltu
n mill I'd sppropriate umalcal selee
lious snd ovsr the hallowed sceue
there seemed to hover tbe beuedlctlou
of sn evsrlssting Msce.
Tbe sous whom in tbsir lufsuoy sbs
Inn! I.., i in- In bsr arm, uuw performed
tbs last act that marks the final close
of tbls beautiful life aud bins the
wbite casket that contained tbe body
of their loved aud honored mother to
tbe grave. A fitting service at the
tlusl olislng ottbls noble Hie.
OLD MALHEUR COUNTY
RESIDENT PASSES AWAY
Jos. B. Joues disd Friday morning
of last wtek aud was buried from tne
BaplUt church ou Sunday. Kev. Myers
Daddy Juuss, as he was generally
called, waa bora la Iltmlersou county,
Ksutucky. June i:j. I h ;,. n,u,r
rled Lou K. Locket Ifyenroago. lie
came bsrs from Ksntoeky in 1881 snd
first located on Willow creek, later
There la a widow left who will be
consoled by bsr foui daughters, Mrs.
Kd Test, Mrs. Join Weaver, Mrs. Beu
iSronrneudjMrs. B P. Nswmso. sud
bsr four sous. Thomas of Vale, Koheit,
of SboeboBS, Hick aud i'aul. of Onta
rio. There sre elso uioetaaju graud -
Mr. Jones fi lauds tbsy never
knew blm to say sn uukiud word of
anyone, but slwsys found some good
iu his c.uuiiiluui c. touch s charac
ter necessarily made blm many