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ONTARIO. OREGON, THURSDAY. JANUARY 8. 1914.
Governor West Places Copper
field, Oregon, Under Mar
Copperfleld, Or. Martial law was
declared at Copperfleld by Colonel B.
K. Lawson. He was supported by five
member of the coast artillery. Miss
Fern Hobbs, private secretary to Gov
ernor West, demanded that the saloon
men In the council resign, and they
refused. 8he then left town and mar
tini lnw was declared, all the snloons
were seised, and the city officials
placed under arrest.
Miss Kern llobbs, Governor West's
private secretary, did not declare mar
tial law. Her only connection with
the cane wns to demand of the mayor
and other city officials Mint they sign
blank resignations. This they declln
ed to do, and then It fM Hint Colonel
Lnwson took control aire! rend to the
assembled multitude the proclama
tion of martial law which he had
brought with him from Salem.
Colonel Lnwson flntly refused to
recognise an Injunction against Gov
ernor Wests martial law order, which
bad been sent by telegraph to Special
Deputy Sheriff U. 8. Jackson by Cir
cuit Judge Anderson, of Haker.
While a lone deputy sheriff wns en
gaged In serving Injunctions on mem
bars of the militia to prevent them
shipping confiscated liquors and bar
fixtures out of the town, the troops,
under Colonel B. K. Lawson, kept
right on loading the contraband goods
on tha train.
Not only were liquors and bnr fix
turea shipped to Haker, but there was
a wealth of gambling paraphernalia,
consisting of cards and dice, three
roulette wheels, one "monte" layout
and three money slot machlnea with
tbe money. $8, still in them.
The city officials who have been
under arrest were released by Colonel
Lawson, but the town remained under
Huntington. Or. Troops from the
Oregon state mllltla under Colonel 11.
K. Lawson arrived here to declare
martial law and to close the saloons
There are 10 militiamen from Cop
pern. Ill who are with Colonel Lawson
and this force Is considered sufficient
to cope with any situation that might
arise In Huntington.
WEST DEFIES LEGAL ACTION
ring Saloonmsn to Salem If Neces
sary, Orders Oovsrnor.
Salem, Or Learning that lawyers
for the saloonkeepers and city offi
cials of Copperfleld might attempt le
agal action, Oovernor West telegraphed
Colonel Lawson not to pay any atten
tion to any papers served upon him,
and to bring tbe saloonmen to Salem
If he could get no assurance of co-operation
In the enforcement of the laws.
That the governor Intends to punish
those who disobeyed his orders was
proved win n he telegraphed Circuit
Judge Anderson to hear charges
against tbe sheriff of Baker county.
Contempt Proceedings Againet Mllltla
Baker, Or. Proceedings for con
tempt of court were Instituted by At
torney James H. Nichols oo receipt
of definite word from Deputy Sheriff
Herbert that the Injunction had been
served In Copperfleld and that the sa
loons were not permitted to reopen.
Mr. Nichols declared that tbe con
tempt proceedings would "let him
out," after which the issue would be
equarely up to Sheriff d Rand, who
will be called to serve the citations
for contempt us soon aa they are Is
sued by tbe court.
CARNEGIE LIBRARY TO BE
COMPUTED THIS WEEK
The Carorgie library building will
be completed tbls week and turned
oyer to tbe Library association.
Tbe building le au ornament to tbe
city and tbe people will bare tha ad
Tantage of a good room wall supplied
The aeeooiation will probably ar
range a date for a boose warming at
wbioh time tbe people will bet ao
opportunity to inspect tbe new build
ing and equipment.
WITH ENVOY UNO
Pass Christian. President Wilson
and John Llnd, his personal represen
tative In Mexico, met In the cabin of
the scout cruiser Chester In a discus
sion of the Mexican situation.
Concerning the conference, the pres
ident said there had been much ado
about' nothing. It simply cleared up
questions over which many exchanges
of messages otherwise would have
been necessary. Aside from this, he
assured his hearers that there was no
especial reason for bringing his rep
resentative back from Vera Crui. No
new points were discussed, he said
he and Llnd were merely mutually de
sirous of a personal talk.
The Chester, with Knvoy Llnd
aboard, returned to Vera Crus.
Copper Strike 8tll! Unsettled.
Houghton, Mich. Efforts to end tin
strike of copper miners by cntcllla
tlon fnlled. John H. Densmore, of th
department oi labor, so announced a."
ler a final effort to bring the warring
Interests together. He did not hesl
tnte to lilnme his failure on the un
eoiiiprotn'slng attitude of the inl'c
owners. CHARLES H. M0YER
Charles H. Moyer, leader of the
miners, who was assaulted snd de
ported from the Michigan copper
fields where he was directing s strike.
MORGAN QUITS BOARDS
Step le in Direction of Ending Inter
New York The withdrawal of J. P.
Morgan & Co. from more than a score
of great corporations and tbe state
ment by George P. Baker, an almost
equally dominant figure In American
finance, that he soon would take sim
ilar action, gave Wall street a thrill
that almost brought trading on the
stock exchange to a halt.
It was predicted by men In Wall
street who have followed the trend of
events In finance and policies In re
cent times that this meant the ending
of the system of interlocking dlrector
atea, which has been bitterly attacked
by members of the present Washing
ton administration and members of
congress who have been fighting what
they termed the "money trust."
Embezzlement is Charged.
St. Maries. William McGllvery,
homesteader, was made defendant
here in a criminal action charging
embexzlement by bailee. Tbe defend
ant is alleged to have rented a horse
from G. W Hallett, and while in pos
session sold it to Herman Saxton for
Qood Strike in Aide Mine.
Salmon. The gold strike recently
made in the Alio- mine, at Qllmore, la
aid to exceed nny atrike that baa
ever been made in that camp. Relia
ble repota say that the strike was
made at a deptb of 300 feet, where a
large vein of gold ore was encounter
ed. Harrison to Stop Cigarettee.
Harrison. Notices have been post
ed by the local officials thai all cigar
ette smoking must stop aud that ar
restb will be made of any not comply
Ing witb the order.
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DRAINAGE AND SEWER
SYSTEM FINISHED UP
Low Places Will be Tapped
Soon Also the South
The Inst rntrh basin for the big
sewer nnd d'liin was Installed this
week. finishing up the oontrsotors eod
of tbe job When the westber will
permit sll the low places will be
tepped by drslns and the water taken
oare of. ,
In order to drsln tbe pond on the
east side of the track the opening
under tbe track will have to be lowered
two snd a half to three feet. The
south Boyer pond will elsn be tupped.
There is much speculation miinng the
business i eople about how much the
water level about town Is going to be
lowered by tbe draining of the ponds
snd the gsneral Impression seems to
be that It will make a decided dllter--nee.
but that It will take time for
the water to get drained olf The
latetal districts ate now bslng or
gunlcdjsud airaugements made to
counect up the houses with the new
Time Seems Ripe for Con
certed Action Along:
The proposition to secure ao agrl
cultural expert to be permanently lo
cated lu Malneur county is receiving
tbe serious attention of ths county
graoges. Wherever tbe experiment
hae been tried tbe result Las lieen
more than satisfactory and the bene
fits derived from having au expert on
the farms more than offset the cost.
Particularly In Malbeur county, winch
Is In process of tiansltion from stook
raising to intensive farming, is suob
expert dvloe needed. Five counties
of tbe stste bsve alreudy compiled witb
all requirements and made necessary
spproprlstloos for maintaiulug couoty
Held aod farm demonstration agents
lu cooperation witb tbe Oregon Agri
cultural college. Malbeur county
should be tbe uext Id line.- Nyssu
A movement wus made along this
line last spring, oi.t could not be
carried tbrougb, but wa believe tbe
furuiera of ths oo.iuty oould get a
bearing at this time aud secure tbe
aid of tbe county court. Witb an
expert agriculturalist bere to advise
witb the farn.ereaod a county farm lo
exhibit tbe products Malbeur county
will go ahead lapidly.
MR. BYRD, OF THE JUNTURA
TIMES VISITOR IN ONTARIO
Mr. and Mrs. A. M. rjyrd. of
Juutura. were here eeveral days tbis
week visaing witb tbe family of Dude
Rutherford, Mrs. Kutberford and Mrs.
Byrd being sisters. Mr. Byrd Is ooe
of the proprietors of the Juntura
Times. He Is eery autbusiastio about
tba future of bia little city and pre
dlcta good substantial growth during
tbe next few years. They have a
natural location for a city with good
country ou all sides of tbem. Tba
new city bas been eubatantiallv built,
many of tbe builddtrs having used
native stone, which is found lu abun
dance aod can be cheaply worked.
GRAND JURY IN SESSION
ATCOUNTY SEAT THIS WEEK
The grand jury convened Monday
and tbe circuit court la scheduled to
open oo next Monday. Judge liiggs
is at Baku bearing a case and Judge
Anderson will bare charge until suob
time aa J udge bigge cao get back.
No Dogs or Guns Allowed
Payette and Weiser to
Arrangments are under way to hare
a rabbit drive on the 18th of this
month to clean out tbe rabbits on
Dead Ox flat.
The present plans call for tbe 'rive
to start near tbe lialliday bridge and
end at the mouth of Jaaobson and
another line to form at the north near
the Hnow-Moody project and work
this way to tbe mouth of Jacohaon,
where there is a large Held enclosed
with rahblt wire and where the floal
kllllnv will occur. It Is bettered
there will be at ItastoOil volunteer to
help the settlers on the Fist to thin
nut ths rabbits, about 200 coming
from Weiser sod Payette. There will
be no dogs or guns allowed and the
drivers msy be on boreeback, In
wagons, buggies or on foot, as best
suits the individual.
There are thousand of rabblta In
this territory and tbe killing will be
a big one.
NEW SCHEDULE TO
Considable Difficulty is Ex
perienced in Complying
with Time Card.
The new train to Juntura started
thls'week. but seems to he baring too
much work to make the run lu one
day and there Is tslk that they will
hav to make tbe trip out one day aud
returu the next. With the work ou
the bridges there is a great deal of
switching aud spottiug of oars, all
takiug time, and It will be several
months before tbe bridges ure com
pleted. Engineer Osborn bas been taken oh
the work and replaced by a man
from tbe O. W. It. A ..'.
EXCURSION TRAIN TO WEISER
HEED AT CRYSTAL TOUR HOURS
There wer a few hundred disap
poined people lastWeduesday eveniog
when tbe eveolng traius bound for
Weiser were held up four hours near
Crystal becauss an engine waa oh the
track. The main lioe was not blocked
but It took tbe oompauy four hours
to proride' facilities to move a few
freight'ears out ot the way and let
tbe passenger trains through. When
it wss fouud tbssxeursion tralu could
not reai'b Weiser In time for the per
formunce of tbe "i'iuk Lady" tuauv
of the psssengers wished to come back.
tut tin "..nil mix stated It would be
necessary lo go tl rough witb the truiu.
Tbe real reason being that the crew
sauted to get in the time ami the
uompuoy wanted tbe money for tba
lares, tbe convenience of the people
wss not ooosidered. When tbe train
Hnall reaobed Weiser It was held
there over two hours, returu ing to
Ontario about three o'clock in tbe
POTATOES JING RESULTS
A few yeers ago tbe Oregon Short
Line advocated tba planting of pota
toes aod bad a man in tbe Held U
show Die people bow to raise tbem
to tbe beat possible advantage aud
Die reeulta are showing lo tbe shipping
of over 8000 oars of potatoes tbe
At present there la quite a
movetueot among the people to grow
more corn, b it many of tbem have
no knowledge of tbe beet varieties for
tbia section and would appreciate a
little information along that line
from tbe Short Line officials.
STEPS ARE TAKEN TO
APPLY MONEY LAW
New York. The task of setting up
the machinery which Is to prevail In
motion of the new banking system of
the country was taken up here by the
federal reserve organlxatlou commit
tee consisting of Secretary McAdoo,
of the treasury department, and Sec
retary Houston, of the department of
On this committee devolves the re
sponsibility of mapping out the re
gional reserve districts and locating a
bank In each.
The majority opinion of the wit
nesses at the hearings favored the
creation in New York of n regional
hank of such magnitude that It would
absorb 40 to 50 per cent of the $106,
000,000 capital available for the entire
system of the country.
Secretary McAdoo suggested that
such a huge hank here would over
shadow the other regional banks, of
which, according to (he law, there
must be at least seven. The reply
was made that a hank of such slxn
was needed here In order that It might
command the respect of European
hankers and hold Its own with the
great Individual banks In New York.
D. J. LEWIS
D. . J. Lewis, congressman from
Maryland, who Introduced a bill pro
viding for government ownership of
tsisphons snd telegraph lines.
MAY LOWER EXPRESS RATES
Commission Submits Plsn for States
of Oregon snd Washington.
Portland, Or Kx press rates In Ore
Kim and Washington will be twice the
first class freight rates on the railroad
lines In the same states, if a schedule
submitted by the Oregon railroad
commission to the several express car
riers operating In the same states is
The cominiHHlon submitted Its pro
posal to the express officials, who
will take it under advisement until
January 2'i, when a meeting will be
held in i'ortlaiid at which railroad
coin in issloners of Oregon, Washington
and Idaho and all the express com
panies operating in the three states
will be present.
Educational System Failure, bays Hill.
Bt. Paul "Our system of education
la a dismal failure," was the indict
un in of James J. Hill, empire builder,
who spoke at the 30th annual banquet
of the Northwestern Yale Alumni as
am i.ttloii "The public schools," Hill
said, "are turning out pupils unfit for
Ranchers Made Defendants.
St. Maries Deputy Bherlff Archie
Nogle haa been in tbe city serving
papers on ranchers here In condemns
tlon suits, In which Kooteual county is
plaintiff. Over 20 condemnation suits
have beeu filed In the district court
at Coeur d'Alene and most of tbe de
feudaute live near Bt. Maries The
county is seeking to condemn perma
nent roada. Tbe cases are all set for
hearing on January 20.
Sailors Sink With Atlsntic Tsnk Ship.
New York. The oil tank steamer
Oklahoma broke in two amidships
without warning south of Bandy Hook
and a majority of her crew of to men
L bTbss XsTs.
OLD COUNCIL HOLDS
ITS LAST MEETING
Reports of The Different
Officials Presented And
Flared on File.
The old council met In regular
slon Monday evening witb all present
but Kenyou end Pry.
There wss tbe usual griit ot bills.
The reports of the recorder, treas
iii -1 and chief of the lire department
were read for December and plaoed on
die. A complete report from the city
recorder was presented showing tbe
rvoeip;s and diaburaemante In montba
and totsl for tbe yesr of HUH and
nan submitted with sll the warrant,
vouchers record of bis office with
tba request that his accounts be
audited for the your 111 LI, whereupon
the mayor appointed l. I'. Dearborn
as auditor which was cunllrined by
Annual report of the city treasurer
together with an Inventory by the chief
of lire department was presented and
lefcrred In the auditor.
Applications for class B. liquor
license were presented from II. O.
Whltwortb, Oliver Nicely. Kdward
P .floddard. Peter Kessler and II. A.
Mcllobcrts aod upon motion duly
adopted, licenses were ordered issued.
Application from I.. U. Teler for
au annual claea A. Ilcsnsa was re
ceived snd license grunted
Ordinance No. 24 was missed wblcb
provides for tbe Issuanos of Haucroft
ewer bonds, for construction of t'Unk
ewer No. 3. amounting to 17,:iO1.23
A petition waa presented by various
property owners prsylug for a wooden
idswalk oo tha east side of Virtue
. tr. et across tbe wast side of blocks
1U8 aod PJH.
Whereupon the old council ad
journed. Tbe new council met Tuesday eveo
lng. All the members wsre sworu lu
except Krye, who was sbeeut,
K A. Kraser waa elected cbulrman
of tbe council.
a Tbe lollowitig com in' (tees were
Finance Kraser. Prye, Boyer.
Ktteet Praser. Uojer. Prye.
Lights Oregg, ilomau, .i miner
Health ilomao, .Immermaii and
McCnlloch it Wood were appoluted
city attorneys; Harry B Ornuel. re
oorder; Uoliert Udell, marshal ; II C.
Parmer, cbief of tire department ; Dr.
II. II. Wbltuey, health officer; A. M.
Lackey, street comuilsslousr.
A rssolutlou was introduced for a
sidewalk to be constructed along tbe
east sids of Virtue street, between
Indiana and Kansss avenue.
(j. P. Loveland asksd for a light
at the corner of MorMt and Iowa. Ke
en. I to light committee.
tilde lor tin- lateral sewer disriet
No. 1 were opened and P.. L. Phelps
was given tnu contract ut I'.'.iI'J'i aud
necessary papers ordered drawu.
The recorder was Instructed to eend
tlual notlcee to those owing overdue
sssessmsuts for Improvements.
Tbe reuorder and treasurer were in
striulsd to keep separate accounts of
the city bull aud various sewer funds.
The u uyor appointed II. D. I lick
aa i .lumhiiig luspeotur, wbich was
Tbs city recorder was iusti noted to
receive bids for a oar of coal.
Tbe mayor, recorder, Couuolluien
Human and Oregg were appointed it
committee to furnish aud i quip tbe
GLEN WALCOn UNDER ARREST
FOR STEALING HORSES
(Jleo Waloott, one of tbe riders beru
during tbe fair, was picked up in
Mootaoa laat week oo a charge of
horse stealing. P. II. Kill. in. of
Boise, lost two uteres und advertised
for them, one of the circulars com
ing to Marshal Udell. Bob fouud
tbat oue ot the auimals bad beeu
shipped from here and tbe other from
Caldwell and souu bad the offioers on
the trsil of tbe thief, but it is uow
thought that there were two men mixed
op in tba deal.