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ONT A R 1 0 -The Pivotal Point of the (.real Dterior of EASTERN OREGON
The Ontario Argus
leads in Prestige,
merit, and Circula
tion. Watch us grow
The Produce from
15,000,000 acres ia
marketed from On
tario each year
ONTARIO. OREGON, THURSDAY. JANUARY 1. 1914.
MOYER SHOT AS HE
IS BEING DEPORTED
President of Western Federa
tion of Miners Is Cowardly
Attacked at Calumet.
Calumet, Mich The deportation ot
Charles H. Moyer, president of the
Western Federation of Miner and
leading the copper miners' strike, who
wu escorted from Hancock after be
Ing ahot and clubbed, will be Investl
Rated by the special grand Jury when
It resumes Its sessions.
Moyer, who reached Chicago with
a bullet wound from which, however,
he seemed to be suffering little or no
pain, told of having been clubbed and
hot by the committee that deported
He said that James McNaughton,
manager of the Calumet Hecla
mine, passed the "mob" In an auto
and waa at the station when they ar
rived. He also charged that the sher
iff knew of the plan to deport him.
Chicago, III. Charles H Moyer
president of the Western Federation
of Miners, and now the central figure
of the copper minors' strike In the Cal
umet region, who arrived In Chicago
with a graphic account of dramatic
Incidents, In which he declares he was
hot, mobbed and deported from tht
copper district, collapsed soon after
his arrival, aa the result of his wound.
and waa taken to St. Luke's hospital.
There. Is only the most remote
chance that the wound in Moyer's
bark will prove fatal.
MINERS BURY THEIR DEAD
lies Borne By Marchers; Thousands
Form Spectacle of Qrlef.
Calumet. Mich. The Western Fed
ration of Miners burled Its dead.
Fifty-nine bodies, Including those of
44 children, war carried through the
streets down a winding country high
way and laid In graves In a anow en
f trrouded cemetery within sight ol
Thousands of saddened miners
formed the escort of the funeral par
and passed between other thou
who as spectators testified to
r'he grief that has oppressed the com
munity since VI men, women and dill
' dren were killed In the Christmas eve
panic In Itallau hall.
YOUTHFUL DANDIT IS
SENTENCED TO DIE
Loa Angeles, Cal. John bostlck,
"the El Monte bandit," pleaded guilty
In the superior court to the murder ot
Traveling Passenger Agent Horace K
Montague and was sentenced to b
He will be taken to San Quentin
penitentiary within 10 days. The
death penalty, according to the sen
tience passed by Judge Qavln W. Craig
must be iufllcted within w days.
The crime for which Bostlck, who Is
but 12 years old, must hang, was com
mitted on the night of December 1.
He boarded the Southern Pacific's
Sunset Express at Pomona, held up
the passengers of the rear Pullman
and shot and killed Montague, who li
thought was about to resist.
Arthur Colen and his bride, of San
Francisco, were responsible for the
bandit's capture December 22. The
Colons, returning on the express from
their wedding trip, were robbed by
the bandit. While Christmas shop
ping on Mission street, In San Fran
cisco, they saw Hoattck. They left the
oar and trailed him for half an hour.
State Labor Head Threatens Arrest
Salem, Or. Declaring that he be
lieved the recent opinion of the su
preme court placed all employes of
state Institutions under the appllca
tlou of the eight hour law, Labor Com
missioner Hoff said that he would
have members of the state board ot
control arretted, if it became neces
sary, to obtain a comprehensive adju
dication of the proposition. The men
bers of the bourd are dovernor West,
Secretary of State Olcott and State
City Clear Quarter Million on Carllne.
San Francisco. The public works
board decided that when the city fin
ishes its first ear's operation of the
Geary street carline tta profits will
have reached nearly 250,0v0.
CROSS RIO GRANDE
Presidio, Tex. The northern divis
ion of the Mexican federal army ap
parently has been utterly demoralised.
With Its dead and wounded stretch
d over the hlllH and some of Its sold
iers fleeing In a panic across the Unit
ed States border, only to be pushed
back again, the 4000 federals who had
made a dramatic retreat from Chihua
hua to OJtngn, the little Mexican vil
lage opposite here, were Bcnttered In
all directions as a result of their first
battle with the rebels.
Retreat whh preceded by a three
hours' battle begun after dark, In
which the rebels marching through
the deep canons south of Ojlnga com
pletely wiped out the federal outposts,
About 400 of them plunged Into the
river to seek safety on the American
side. They were forced back again
by Major McNamee, commander ot
the American forces.
President Wilson 57 Yssrs Old.
Pass Christian, Miss. President
Wilson was 57 years old Sunday, and
letters and telegrams of congratula
tion poured In from all parts of the
, Bsachey Does Six Loops.
San Francisco. Looping the loop
consecutive times at a height of 2500
feet over San Francisco Hay, Lincoln
Beachey established another world'a
MRS. JOHN P. MITCHELL
Mrs. John P. Mitchell, wife of the
man who defeated Tsmmsny snd Is
now Mayor of Qrsstsr New York.
WOULD FORESTALL STRIKE
Railroad Transforms Telegraph Into
Springfield, Mo. In anticipation of
the strike of 1100 telegraphers em
ployed on Its lines, the St. Louis ft
San Francisco railroad laid off Indefi
nitely 400 telegraphers and began to
transform its telegraph Hues Into a
telephone system of railroad commu
nication. Twenty-four special trains, consist
ing of an eugine and caboose, went
out on the Frisco lines with right ot
way over all trains except passengers.
The crew of each train removed the
instruments from every station It
passed and Joined the telegraph wires
at every mile. Thus 12.U0U mles of
railroad telegraph lines were convert
ed into a telephone circuit.
Federal Salaries Secured by Bond.
Chicago. The final papers by which
Joe Tinker and Mosjecal Brown, for
years National League stars, cast
their lot with the Federal League,
were signed here. This was confirm
ed by both players, who also said their
salaries had been guaranteed by a
bonding company which assured them
full payment for their three-year con
tracts, regardless of what fate may
befall the league.
Ex-Leader of Pythians Dead.
Chicago. Charles A. Barnes, ex
county Judge of Macomb county, Illi
nois, is dead in Leamington, England,
where he was visiting, according to
dispatches received here. His home
was In Jacksonville, 111. He was past
supreme chancellor of the Knights of
Pythias of the World.
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TO MAKE NEW BANKING
LA W EFFECTIVE
Washington. Secretaries McAdoo i
and Houston of the organization com
mli ten have taken the first official
steps to stnrt the machinery of the
In a resolution adopted by the or
ganization committee. It was provided
thnt every nrtional bank which ac
cepts or rejects the provisions of the
federal reserv a t shall file a report,
of such action within sixty day. In
tention to subscribe to the capital
stock of federal reserve banks must
at the same time bo declared. Under
the law these reports must be filed
on or before February 22.
From January 1 to March 1, Secre
taries McAdoo and Houston will de
vote much of their time with hearings
and Investigations relative to the des
ignation of federal reserve cities and
Cities to be visited are New York,
Chicago, Denver, St. Ixula, Portland,
San Francisco, Houston, New Orleans,
Atlanta. Cincinnati and Cleveland.
By April 1 the work of organization
will he completed and the federal re
serve hoard will be ready to take up
the work where the organization com
mittee leaves off. It Is planned to
have all essentials completed so that
the system may be started as soon
as the reserve cities and districts are
Trust Revision to Bs Short Work.
Congressmen prospectively viewing
the new year declared that the addi
tional legislation to make the Sher
man law more effective will not ab
sorb ss much of congress' time as an
ticipated. President Wllsou's. atti
tude, aa they have gathered from talks
with him, Is that business, needing sd
Justment from the tariff and currency
measures. Is not now In a position to
ltliMln,l ,. jluahln Hank It la nrtl
a period of depression, they say, It Is
merely ojie of transition.
The president's program Is for pas
sage of a 1st making guilt personal
In trust cases- -possibly prison sen
tences, Instead of the wide latitude ot
flues now discretionary with Judges
MRS. H.C. WHITWORTH WINS THE
D. T. Mansker Second and Mrs. Win-
nie Minster ThirdLast Week of
The automobile contest wuh
closed up on the 24th, when
the votes were counted ami it
wus found tint Mrs. Whitworth
was in the leud, with Mr. Muiis
Iter second and Mr. Minster
The judges E. A. Eraser,
Harry Cockrum and L. Kroesein,
had a long job counting the
votes as the people had been
very busy the last week and had
piled in several million votes
for the several candidates. Hut
as the contest neared the close
many of the contestants began
to throw their influence to one
of the leaders aud this caused
some surprises when the count
This gift by the merchants of
Ontario will long be the most
liberal ever offered here aud has
shown conclusively that the peo
ple do not take kindly to that
kind of gdvei using. The prizes
given away cost the merchants
over 200 with expenses of
another thousand dollars.
The candidates wish us to ex.
press their thanks to the many
friends who cast their votes for
them aud enabled them to win
under the Sherman law and prohibi
tion against Interlocking directorates.
There will also be a law exactly de
fining a trust, and serving notice on
big business Just how far it can go.
Beef Inquiry Planned.
Secretary of Agriculture Houston
It in announced the appointment of a
special committee 6f experts to con
duct nn inquiry Into the present un
satisfactory meat- production condi
tions In the United States. The an
nouncement by the secretary pre
scribes that the committee will Inves
tigate "especially In reference to beef,
with a view to suggesting possible
methods for Improvement."
The work of the committee, It Is
said, will center largely on the study
of economic questions Involved In the
production, transportation, slaughter
and marketing of meat.
a series ot interrogatories was ad
dressed by the Interstate commerce
commission to the railroads of eastern
classification territory In relation to
a petition of the roads for an advance
of 5 per cent In their freight rates.
The Inquiries are designed to develop
such facta concerning the physlcsl
and financial operations of the roads
aw heretofore have not been submitted
to the commission.
"Among other things It Is desired
to determine to what extent conflict
Ing and Intertwining Interests com
monly described as Interlocking di
rectorates prevail," the announcement
said, "and what Influence, If any, this
practice has had In Increased railroad
The quarantine on potstoes bas
been continued by Secretary Houston
The ban affects Canada, the Arltlsh
Isles and all continental Europe
Third Assistant Poatmasler Oenersl
tSeckery . says that the people should
mnnlfest more Interest In postal sav
One thousand democratic women
representing every state In the Cnlon.
will gather In Washington from Janu
ary 6 to 8, to attend the annual meet
Ing of the Women's democratic league.
mi of the many prizes given
HOW TIIKY STAND
Mabel Hlanton MJiiO
Ella Brosnan 466,810
Wilmoth Ourry 61,800
Erank Dortuan 411770
Tbur.ie Erickson 87610
Crete hen Hailey 100,491
Mrs J A Hogan 88,800
O. A. Kosl.nick 85,400
V. W. Marsden
Mrs Winnie Minster
D T Mansker
Mrs. Elorence O'Connar 911,872
Nettie Peterson 120,801
Mrs. W. H. Uaver 441,473
Mrs A Stutzner 48,000
Betsy Taylor 187,105
Ruth Test 85,080
Mrs. Winnie Wisdom 160,781
Mrs. H. 0, Whitworth 4,806489
Dottie Ward 601886
Maude Walters 120,548
Mrs Harry Williams 34,400
Mrs. A Zimmerman 86,866
Frank Van 1'etten 2307
Georgia Dennis 74,400
Gertrude 1'ounds 12,005
Erma Deal 25,720
Velva Grimes 157,400
A. C. Mauemau 304,515
Ora Nott 211,340
SPECIAL SUNDAY DINNER AT
MOORE HOTEL IS PLANNED
The mnnsgement of the Moore
hotel has announced that ther will
niiiKc a speolsl feature of s Sun lav
dinner with music 1. A. Rhus, the
well known sod experienced steward
has just arrived from California tn
take cltarge of this department of the
hotel. The publ'r may expect an
excellent ouisiun and every attention.
Douglas Hss Qood Corn Crop.
Myrtle Creek. The excellent corn
crop grown In southern Douglas coun
ty during the past year, together with
the showing made by Douglas county
at the state fair aud the Chicago laud
show has awakened Interest anew In
corn growing among our farmers.
Justice Joins Wlfs Bastsr.
Oregon City. In the snme cell with
8. W. Moore, the man he sentenced
to Jail for six months for being drunk
and beat lug, his wife, George lllghnm.
Justice of the peace at Uak drove,
faced a charge Identical with the ono
for which Moore Is completlnths
fifth month of a six mouths' sentence.
Indian Falls In Barrel snd Drowns.
Pendleton. While drunk and numb
ed with cold. Julius Williams, a well
known member of Walla Walla tribe
of Indiana, slipped and fell headlong
Into a barrel of water near Ike U.-W.
It A N. treok.
Joe Tinker, recently sold by Cmcin
nstl to Brooklyn for $25,000, who
Jumped from the Nations! League to
the new outlsw Federal Lssgus.
RECEIVER IS APPOINTED
Move Deolsrsd To Be Step In Plan of
Poise. The Idaho Hallway, Light
Power company, or this city, holding
company for the Iduho-Oregou Light
A Power company, has been placed In
the hands of a receiver by Judge Diet
rich, of the federal district court. The
announcement Is made that this is
only a step In the reorganization of
the affairs of the compauy. The peti
tion for the receivership waa made
by the Westtughouae Klectrlc Manu
facturing company, which has brought
suit to recover (40,000 alleged due
from the railway company.
Judge Dietrich appoiuted O. O. P.
Markhus, manager of the railway aud
power company, receiver pending the
settlement of the company's affairs In
The Idaho Hallway, Light a Power
company controls the big electric dis
tributing plants at Swan Falls, Os
How and Horseshoe Hend and dlstrlb
uting plants at Naiupa, Caldwell, Mid
dletou, Star aud Kagle. '
Large Crops Shipped.
Payette. The extreme portion of
eaatern Oregon, which borders on ths
Snake river and southwestern Idaho,
produced average crops in many var
ieties of products this seahon, as
shown by the report of Inspector of i H
fruits employed by tbe Oregon Short
Line railroad. A total of 1791 csrs
were shipped from August Mo Decem
ber 1, with many carloads In cold
storage awaiting alter shipment.
Ljw3rv A h . VB
FINISHED LAST WEEK
Boyer Pond is Tapped And
A Heavy Flow of Water
The sewer oontrsot was finished up
Hstunla by the tapping of the Hoyer
pond, but of oourse there are a few
catch basins to be Mulshed up nnrl
some side iltslns to be run to make
the system complete and tnka tbe
water out of all the ponds.
Ths twelve Inch pips tbst was run
to the Hoyer poad was filled several
days with showing tbe extent of tbe
stater. The south pond on tbe Hoyer
place will be tspped by Mr. Hoyer
Ister. It requiring but a short oat
to cciinect the two.
The cnteh basin st the graveyard
pond Is In. Here was found a heavy
flow of wster snd It required a larger
pump to keep It down so t ha cement
workers I i get the foundations la.
The lest few blocks of the groans)
wss about the worst encountered,
being nesrly si I through watar sand.
The contractors have made a
thorough Job nf It and tbe city will
reap the benefits In many ways.
ANOTHER CHANCE IN TRAIN
SCHEDULE IS ANNOUNCED
There will be another change tn tbe
tralu schedule to Juntura cummeno-
lug Monday the train will leave On
tario lu tbe morning and make the
run to Juntura and return on Monday.
Wednesday aud Friday. No change
bas been iiouounced for tbe Vale and
'Hie people of tbe interior will ap
predate the obauge that will permit
them tn make the round trip lu a day
Inim the main line. The early tralu
to Vale and the late one returuing
f mi there will also be appreciated.
ARTHUR S. KING HARRIED
LAST WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
Arthur H King a sou of Judge (1,
L. King, aud Miss Ktntns llurress, of
New Albany, Indiana, were married at
tbe Methodist parsonuge ou Wednes
day, December '24 Hev. Thomas Johna
performing the oeramouy.
Mr. Klug Is oue of our prosperous
youug larmers and ia well kniwnfaere.
The bride Is a stranger anioug us, but
bas won a host of friends by her
pleasing persouulity. The best wishes
of the community go with the young
NOVEL CHRISTMAS TREE IS
ENJOYED AT MOORE HOTEL
There were mauy Cbrisltnas trees
around the city on Christmas eve,
but the one In the Moore was the most
uovel. It was lighted with electric
bulbs In the forms of (lowers and fruits
and all the guests and help arouud
tbe bouse were remembered by tbe
CHAPTER MASONS INSTALL
A NEW SET OE OFFICERS
The annual meeliug of the Chapter
Masous was held ou Friday eveuing
and tbe followlug officer eluded ami
iuatalled by Past High Priest D. H.
High Priest, H. If. Orauel ; King.
M. K Haiti; senbe. E. A. Fruser
treasurer, A. Zimmermsu; eeoroetury,
D. P. Dearborn; Captain of tbe host,
C. Hyan; Principal Hujouruer. K (i.
Hailey; Royal Arch CapUlu, K. K.
tioitdy: Master of the third Vail, W.
1. Lampklu; Master of second Vail,
L. t'uyue: Master of the First Vail,
J. W. M.-i'iillocb. sentinel, It. b.
Tbe Chapter meets the first aud
second Friday's of each IBOUtb from
September to June.