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About The Ontario Argus. (Ontario, Or.) 1???-1947 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 16, 1913)
The Pivotal Point of the Great Interior of:
The Ontario Argus
leads in PreBtige,
merit, and Circula
tion. 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. OCTOBER 16, 1913.
Money Needed If the Eight
Hour Law Applies to
Salem. If It should held that
the eight-hour labor law applies to
the employee at the ttate Institutions,
It la possible that a apeclal session or
the legislature will be called to make
additional maintenance appropriations
to meet the emergency.
State Labor Commissioner Ho(f has
notified the state board that the law
Is being violated at the Institutions
and saya he will bring suits, If neces
sary, to enforce a compliance with the
Oovernor West will ask the attorney
general for an opinion ns to whether
the law applies to the state Institu
tions and If he holds with the labor
commissioner, the matter will be tak
en up with the heada of the various
Institutions to ascertain the additional
cost of maintenance, as the eilstlng
appropriations were based on the pres
ent hours of labor. If the threatened
emergency would be of sufficient con
sequence to Justify It the governor
will consider calling a special session
ef the legislature.
AFTER LONG ILLNESS
Wife of Prominent Ontario
Merchant Passes to the
Hertba Jessica Koddy. wife of W.
T. Lampklo born at llarrlsburg.
l'ennsylfsnla, March 24. 1870, died
in Ootarle, Oregon. October 10. 1913.
aged 34 years aud six months.
Moved to Decatur, Illinois when a
oblld aod lived there until she was
mm led to Win. T. Lumpkin in the
Baptist church at Deliver, Oolorsdn,
September 12. 1UUU. They lived in
Colorado uutil the spring of 1'"'
when they moved to Bolt. In 1900
Mr. Lampklo moved his family to
Ontario whero they have sinoe resided
Mrs. Lampslo had very pleasing
personality and had many friends and
iHiutauoea who will laarn of her
.i ii with keen regret.
Hhe leaves her husband and three
children, Ethel bert. aged 12, Kutb
lo and Tbelma Gladys. H aud bar
father, who lives in California, to
niuuru her loss.
The funeral will be held Friday
morning at 10 o'clock in the Masonic
ball under the auspices of the Kastern
8ur of which order she was u member.
WORK ON BIG SEWER IS
GOING AHEAD RAPIDLY
The ditch contractor has gotteu the j
ork well nuder way and tbey are j
eking good progress with the big
trunk newer. Where the line crosses
the slough at the north end of town
it is rive feet under the bed. which
ill afford splendid drainage.
ihe survey shows that all Jtbe
doughs will be drained and the un
sightly and ill smelling nulaunces
"ill be done away with.
PRJNEYILLE PEOPLE ARE VISI
TORS IN ONTARIO THIS WEEK
Mr. and Mr. J. R. Stinsou. of
frinevllle. and W. P. Davidson, of
&. Paul, were gueeta of Mr. aud Mrs.
8. Bailey at their farm on Wed
Bday. Mr. Stineon. who is agent
lor tne Oregon and Western Develop
ment company, at Priueville. pur
l'! '! eighty aoiee of land under the
oestring ditch while here. Mr.
Davidson, who is associated with
"" Hill, aaya business conditions
W ood in the east and the railroads
ill soon be in a position to go ahead;
tel build new Hues.
GO VERNOR MA Y CALL
AN EXTRA SESSION" UnLfh) DU01
WHITE HOUSE BRIDE
Washington. A chrysanthemum
wedding apppnrs to be the plan for
the white house nuptials or Miss Jes
sie Woodrow Wilson and Francis H.
Sayre on November 25. Thousands
of the beautiful "mums" are being
grown In the white bouse conserva
tory for the event.
Mrs. Thomas H. MarrhMI. wife of
the vice-president, has bmiKht many
yards of exquisite hand-made lace for
the bride-elect's wpildltiK finery.
Test Suit Begun on Minimum Wags.
Portland. Or Suit attacking the
constitutionality of the minimum wage
law was filed against Kdwln V. O'Ha
rn, llcrthn Mootes and Amedes M.
Smith, members of the Industrial Wel
fare commission, and the court was
asked to restrain the defendants and
each of them from putting Into effect
EDWARD S. PUNK
Edward 8. Plank, veteran pitcher
for the Philadelphia Athletics, whose
work was a feature In the world'e
bassball championship series.
136 LIVES LOST ON
Terrific Storm Prevents Other
Vessels Rendering Much
Liverpool. One hundred and thirty
six persons lost their lives when the
steamer Volturno of the I'ranium line
was destroyed at aea after having
been on fire for M hours.
Ten steumshlps called by wireless
to the burnlug ship surrounded the
Volturno for 18 hours while the fire
raged at its height, but none of the
rescue fleet was able to lend assist
ance owing to the terrific storm.
The Volturno bailed trom Hotteidam
for New York via lialitax on October
2. She carried M "b' passengers.
(40 steerage and a crew of S3. Of
the 457 known to have been ot board,
621 have been reported saved by the
The greatest loss of life occurred
when four of the Volturno' sU life
boats were dashed to pieces against
the side of the vessel a rew momenta
after they were launched. Other life
boats launched from the rescue fleet
were also crushed by the waves.
Mever before has such a disaster
been witnessed by so many spectators.
Huddled on the eight ocean liners, s
German tramp aud a Standard Oil
tank steamer which heard the Voltur
nos "8. U. ti distress call by wire
less, unmindful of the biting cold of
the gsle and the danger from the huge
ave which crashed uh IM vessel.,
those on hoard the waiting ships re
mined ou deck throughout the after
noon and night watching the f.
C PDrUC DII0V
On Railroad Work
West of Ontario 160 Cars
of Ties Sent Out-Stores
Will be Moved Soon
There sre the train crews employed
on the work of building the railroad
west of Ontario end they are kept busy.
Among the freight going to the
front is 100 cars of ties, which should
put at rest the question of the roed
being completed to Riverside st once
I'rsotically all the ties that were
stored at Vale have been hauled away
and it laiinnuunoed that all the stnrea
will be in. .ied by tbs first of the year
nod the liendiiinrters will be msde nt
the end of the line. The steel for
the bridges Is being moved ss nseded
nod Is still srrlvlng from the outside.
The train to ilomednle now goee up
on Sundays, lesvlng Ontario at 10 a
m. They have some shutes for load
lug sheep and cattle at that pliioe nod
several oar loads buve been shipped
MUSICAL ENGAGEMENT AT
DREAMLAND SATURDAY NIGHT
Mr. Dorman. of the Dreamland,
has arranged a musical treat for the
people of this section on Saturday
evening, in securing the sppearsnee
of Frederick Preston Search, violin
cello soloist, insisted by a pianist.
The c.llo is a very expressive
instrument, combining the sdvsel
iiges of the violin tone with the
breadth of n tenor oompase
Mr. Meai ch bus devoted his life to
the cello aud Is today reckoned among
the best players in the world, due to
ii. ii mill slillily and eleven to fuurteen
hours practice every dsy for yesrs.
You will enjoy this if you appreci
ate melody uud harmony, even though
you ure not h musician. The price
has beeu placed at fifty aud seventy
live cents hi i.i .lei tbst all muy attend
and enjoy this musical treat
HtKlihKlth PRESTON SEARCH
Violoncello Soloist, at the Dreamland
Saturday. October 18.
NAKES REPORT ONAGRICUL
TURAL NEEDS OF OREGON
Salem Cheaper credit, state guar
antee of land titles, co-operative laws,
the federation of farmers' organisa
tions and better roads were worn
meudatloiib of a committee' appointed
b Governor West at the suggestion
of Ir. C. J. Owens, director of the
American commission, lo report on
the agricultural needs of Oregon.
Boy Will Exhibit Stock.
Monmouth. ,:um B. Stump, Jr.,
a boy of this I :y, who won the Shet
land pony at .he state fair for the
best exhibit - f livestock presented by
a child, li -ed word that he
will Lie to show his anl-
I (I UtinI livestock show In
at the Internal!
Lo.. at X.uierloo. Iowa, this tall
ADDI C UADUCCT
Picking and Pack
ing Under Way
Grade of Fruit Said to lie
Excellent and Bringing
All ths pscklog houses sre running
with full crews and the general re
port ts that the quality of the apple
this year Is excelleut. One packer
working for Boyer, who bun been at
the business in this section tunny
yesrs ssys tbe apples are the best she
baa ever seen, with few to cull out.
Orowera are gradlug carefully tblsl
year and trying to hold tbe reputntlon
of the Snake river valley up us a pro
duoer of tbe best fruit grown In the
Boyer Bros, shipped their tlrst cur
losd ot spples Wednesday to Texas,
where Mr. Boyer Is now snd hss a
good market, ranging from II to 11.00
f. o. b. cars here, uncording to the
grade. Tbet section usually depends
on Colorado, Missouri snd Arkansas
for their supply, but tbe crop lu those
ststes is very short. a
There is lees tbsn six sores In the
Boyer orchard and tbey will ship
about five oarloads this yesr. Last
year tbsy harvested H.OU0 boxes '
Sargent aud Unmet i are shipping,
hut report that the crop is much short
of their estimate, less than halt of
what It waa last yesr, but tbe ouyers
are paying cash for what tbev buy.
Andy Maneman reports u good mar
ket for all bis apples and tnu crop Is
clean and of good size.
YOUNG DASS ARE LIBERATED.
K. K. Wellfare. acting for the
state game warden, lirougbt 1U.U0U
young black bass to Nysru and they
were turned over to Hairy Butler who
will liberate them m the sloughs near
here. Tbey were hatched at Cola a
bla aougb, near Portland ami arrived
iu prime iHiinlilli.il. When they at
tiim tbe proper slxe they will add to
Nysss's rsputatlon as au augler's
paradise. Nyeas Journal.
Lebanon Safe la Cracked.
Lebanon. Tbe department store of
the ReeveeClark company waa bur
giarixed. the safe being blown open
and about M00 In money aud checks
taken besides one or two suits of
clothes, an overcoat and some other
Mere Wster le Wanted.
Ashland This city Is considering
tentative plane for the eitenalon of
Its water system and supply. Now
that the municipal light plant is on a
firm rooting, prompt attention will be
glveu to the water department.
BRANCHES OF PARTY
AIM TOWARD UNITY
Washington. Senator Cummins out
lined In part the reform plaua of tbe
so called "conciliation committee" of
Republicans aud Progressives wblcb
hopes to bring about the holding of a
national Republican convention early
Tbe change in the representation ot
southern atates In the national con
vention Is a secondary matter In the
programme of the committee. With
the added support of mauy Republican
leaders who did not participate last
spring In the "get-together" confer
enoe In Chicago, they will Insist that
the control of the Republican national
committee over sealiug of delegates
In a national convention be abolished
"Where states have primary lawH
that govern the election of delegates
It will be an easy matter tu provide
by party rule that the certificates Is
sued by local election officials shall
be final evidence entitling the dele
gates lo seats In tbe convention
Win-re such laws do not exist, how
ever, I believe that Republican au
thoritles SSsfl stale nhould pant.
on all coi d settle the eligi
bllity of delegations before they go
to the national convention."
HOBSON HAVE CLASH
Washington. Representative Rich
mond Pearson Hobson, representative
of Alabama, and his colleague, Ma
jority Leader Underwood, engaged In
i hitter debate on the floor of the
house over the senatorial contest In
their state. In which they are rival
candidates, The oratorical duel was
precipitated by Mr. Hobson reiterat
ing utterances he made last week In
a speech nt Wctumpka. Ala., Intimate
lug that Mr. Underwood was "the tool
of Hull street and the liquor inter
ests," and charging that he had gain
ed Alabamn's support In the last pres
idential campaign under false pre
tenses. Cheers from Democrats and Repub
licans greeted Mr. Underwood as he
rose to reply, and later, wben Mr.
Hobson tried to interrupt, there were
loud cries of "Sit down, sit down;
you've had your time."
OSCAR W. UNDERWOOD
0 ISIS, ny A mm loan t'raaa Association
Oscsr W. Underwood, Osmoorstic
house lesder, who hss snnouncsd his
csndldacy for United States ssnstor
NEW LAND DISCOVERED
IN EAR NORTH
Belief that Extensive Terri
tory Lies North of Siberia
Ht. Michael, Alaska. The Russian
government steamers Taimyr aud
Waygatch, under Commander Wlllt
aky, which have, been engaged lu An
tic exploration north of Hlberla for
three years, arrived here for coal.
'ai. lain Wtllteky reports the dls
covery of a body of land as large as
ireeiil uni extending beyond latitude
HI north and longitude 102 east
Commander Wllltsky says that the
shore of the new country where the
expedition landed aud along which
the vessels traveled la rocky, with
high, abrupt cliffs, formed evldeutly
from volcanic activity.
In July aud August the expedition
saw much evidence of the presence ou
the laud of reindeer Many walrus
were seen aud bird life was plentiful.
indon to Vote on Drink.
Couullle An eleclloii to decide
whether imo -.icating liquors shall be
sold within the corporation limit of
Han. Ion was order I hf ihe Coos coun
ty court to be held Tuesday, Nevem
I., i 4
Wife Traps Erring Spouse.
Rom-burg Trailiii n his wife and
a . t.i live, Robert Coate. reputed to
be a w-lihy hunbermu oi iherdeeu,
Waxli . and Miss Lillian il turt.-i aj
I'ortlaui, were sirested lure ,y dner
110 Members of the Cham
ber of Deputies Ordered
Mexico City. Declaring both
branches of congress suspended, Pro
visional President Huerta practically
assumed a dictatorship here. His for
mal prvjclumntlon dissolving the na
tional legislature announced that new
senators and deputies would be chosen
at the election October 28.
The Mexican capital was terrorised
by the boldness of Provisional Presi
dent Huurts's coup when he hud 110
members of the chamber of deputies
locked up for falling to drop an In
vestigation of the death of Senator
tkunliigues of Chiapas, who waa re
ported to have been killed after mak
ing a speech against Huerta.
The provisional president had ask
ed, through Minister Aldape In an
address before the chamber, the rs
uonslderatlon of the vote to Investi
gate, ssylng ths deputies had not the
power to Investigate a matter upon
which the Justice department had al
MRS. MARY KinLE DIES
OF HEART FAILURE
Mother of J. R. Blackaby
Passed Away in this City
Mrs. Mnrv K. Kittle who died in
Ontario. Oregon, October 14. Itlt,
st tbe age of 7N years was born In
Kulton oouuty Illinois, August 1 I,
Her death occurred at tbe home of
her sou, J. K. Mlaobuby with whom
she bsd been visiting fur the past
several mouths Hbe wus mnirlsd
early in life to Veruon Illsckaby and
together they went to Iowa anil were
among the pioneers of Dai Is county.
Her husband si ipilrsd government
laud and they resided there a number
of years and the place is yst buuwn
as the Ulackaby farm, located near
Milt. .ii. Iowa. Fur ... I r a century
Mrs. Kittle lived in or near Miit.ui
aud waa known for miles srouml and
heltl iu high esteem by all who kusw
She was a women of great Intelli
gence aud Industry and raised a family
that a mother should be proud of aud
they realised and appreciated her
sterling worth and were devoted to her
iu life and in death Hbe leaves three
sous aud four daughters lo mourn for
that good mother that has "gone on
before", but In their giiet they know
that she is in a happier lend and has
tor many yeers been prepsred tu go
at any I line.
The Christian Hie lived and tbe sub
lime faith held by this good woman is
ths bind of i In i.i imi.ii that stands
tbe test and puts to flight the doubts
of the scotfnr and st lengthens the
mind and heart of tboss who believe.
1 1, ' iu years, matured lu righteous
uses, she was a tower of strength for
the right snd for justice
Interment will be at Milton, Iowa,
next .Sunday snd tbe services will be
held lu the Uhrlstisn church which is
just soross tbs street from tier old
Those left to mourn hr desth are
Mrs. W. Y. Howell. A. C. aud A l
Jolisy. ol Mut. .ii, loan. Mis. O. B.
.-iniltli who has spent the summer
here, Mrs. Tltoiues Kshout, of .Ionian
Vslley. Miss Leviue Htuith ami J. R.
rJlacbuby, of this place.
The body waa takeu to Iowa, bf
Mr. uud Mrs ti. Ii Smith
Apples Injured By Worms.
Walla Walla. Wash W onus have
damaged the apple crop In this valley
j. i pei . . i.i .. . i, riling to Manager
Humes, of the local branch of tbe
North Pacific Fruit Distributors. The
i afeni was flouring on li'&
Sjarloeds frosg the Milton Free water
district ..I. i cow hut loo carloads are