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The Pivotal Point of the Great Interior of E"
Representative Newspaper of Onta io and Malheur County.
ONTARIO. OREGON, THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 19. 1914.
K OftUOH wvi i nrwnrr
HOLDS A MEETING
Tuesday Evening to Consi
, der Important Matters
A called meeting of the director
of tbe Commercial olub held
Tuesday evening in tbe olob rooma.
10. (1. Hnlley waa elected a director
to fill plaoa of S. F. T aylor. who la
not a member of the olub.
The following atandiog oommitteea
were named :
Finance Fraser, BandarioD and
Mem berabip Sandeteon. l'inney
Pobllolty- Bailey, Bain and Gregg.
Uoort Koada -Van Patten, Boyer
Hoaee, Meeting!. Kntertelomeut
Fraser, Laxaon nnd Bailey.
Social Repreaentattvae of Lndlet
Irrigation Biacknby. Trow, Greig.
Haudersoo and Wbitwortb.
M.i nuf ni't i rt, s Croaatield. Wilaon,
Tuggart, Adam anil Peterson.
Federal Builillng Hproul. Fraacr,
" Automobile -Wright. Keuyon and
Immigration Trow, Finney and
Ooro Carnival Tow, Doollttle,
Lag I elation McCulloob, Brooke
Information Newtou. II. II Cock
rum and Lampkio.
II o r 1 1 c iiltnre Clagett. tlrnmse.
Civic Improvement -Weese, Whit
ni-y. Payne, Howe uud Wood.
Ml peraona contributing to the
club declared to be ruemhera.
The secretary waa Instructed tu
write the ladles to foimitu auxiliary.
In the matter of count taxed the
grauges and Commeri-ial bodiaa are re
queited to appoint comitteea to take
up the matter.
Director Bluckaby reported ou hli
atteodan ;e at the Irrigation Congress
The matter of additional hitch
racka wua referred to the Good
ON EVE OF INQUIRY
OFFICIAL TAKES LIFE
John J. Kennedy, Treasurer of
New York State. Kills Self
in Buffalo Hotel.
Buffalo. N. Y.John J. Kennedy,
atate treasurer, committed auiclde here
at the Markeen hotel, where he had
lived with bis family. He waa found
In a small room off the hotel bull
room with his throat cut. An open
razor was lying on the floor beside
him. HI Jugular vein had been sev
ered and death ensued before a doctor
Temporary insanity, Induced by
worry over IiIb impending appearauce
before a New York Jury, where Dis
trict Attorney Charles K. Whitman has
been conducting a John L)oe graft in
j u 1 1 . Is Baid by District Attorney
Intnl.. i ... i Jr., to be the only reason
that can be assigned for Mr. Ken
nedy's act. He had been subpenaed
at the inquiry.
Mr. Kennedy went to church with
bis aon, William H. Kennedy, Sunday
about noon After greeting his wife
and daughter Mr Kennedy said he
waa going to hia room to lie down
until they were ready for luncheon.
SUer Guards Guilty.
Houghton. Mich Three Waddell
M.ihi.n Detective Agency guards and
deputy sheriff were found guilty of
manalaughter for killing Steve Putrich,
a striking copper mfne worker, at See
bervllle, on August 14 last
Postmaster Alleged Defaulter.
Goldfield. N.-v With an estimated
shortage of between $5000 and $10,000
charged against his accounts, P.. H
Collins, for eight years postmaster of
Goldfield, is a fugitive from justice
and a federal warrant charging him
with embezzling the specific sum of
1600 has been issued for bis arresi.
GEORGE W. DOWNS PASSES
AWAY AFTER LONG ILLNESS
George W. Downs died in Ontario,
February 14, 1114, after an illness of
Mr. Downs was born in Olena, III.,
August 31, 1870. He married Miss
Agnes Whiteside May 6th. 1000, and
leaves to mourn his loss his wife, his
father, Charlea W. Downs, of Boise,
two sisters, Mrs. Cora A. Bengle and
Mrs. Libby M. Neese, of Ontario, and
two brothera, Frank E , of Cambridge,
Ieaho and Harry L , of Seattle. Wash
Mr Downs was admired by all who
knew him for hi exemplary life and for
his integrity. He joined the Methodist
church 28 yeara ago.
SEGUE AUTO COMPANY
MAKES MODERN IMPROVEMENT
The Segulne Auto company have
iustalled a bake even in tbalr garage
aud can now do a painting Job in a
few days that woold require weeka
where no oven la available and the
nearest one to Ontario is at Portland.
The paints ordinarily require some
lime to dry aud there la danger of
dust settling on the articles, but
wltb the oven a temperature of 130
degreea is maintained and the drying
I. ni.. in a short time ao tin y can ap
ply aavaral coats and have tbo oar
Hnlshrd in about seven daya.
Tbla enterprlae on the part of Mr.
Keguine will lx-apilieciated by owners
of oara as they will not he deprived
of tbeir nee but a few daya.
AUGUSTUS 0. BACON
Augustus O. Bacon, United States
senator from Georgia, chairman of the
senate foreign relatione committee,
who died In Waahlngton.
HEROES OF MAINE
Washington Homage to the uu n
of the battleship Maine, who lost their
lives in the epoch-making catastrophe
in Havana harbor lti years ago, was
paid Monday by the inn v and high of
fleers of the nation at Arlington na
tlonal cemetery. Snow covered graves
decorated with floral tributes, and a
stanch little vessel ploughed through
the ice floes of the Potomac to strew
sprigs of evergreen on the water.
over the graves a detachment of
bluejackets fired three volleys and a
national salute, and a bugler aounded
Impressive exercises were held in
doors at Fori Meyer, the blizzard mak
ing it impossible lo carry out the pro
gramme planned at the cemetery. Hun
dreds had braved the freezing blaats,
however, to pamcipate in the cere
monies. President Wilson, confined by his
physician's orders to the white house
sent a beautiful floral tribute.
Dr. Shaw Breaks Ankle.
New York . Dr. Anna Howard Shaw,
president of the National Woman's
Suffrage association, slipped while
aligbt.ng from a train in Jersey City
and sustained a fracture of the right
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ORGANIZATIONS ARE INTERESTED
IN CORN CULTURE
Hundreds of Dollars to Be Given In
Competitive Prizes to Growers
Professor Jones Addresses
Boulevard Grange Kali
Last Thursday Evening.
Corn waa agnln the aubjeot of .lis
ousalop at the Boulevard grange ball
laat Thursdny evening, with Prof.
Jones, of Hnise, formerly of the Iowa
State Agricultural oollege and one of
the foremoat corn experta In the
United stnt. H. the main nttrnotlon nf
the evening. Following aa be did,
Mr. Petrle, of the Ontario high aohool.
wbo spoke on the annie subect the
week before, be waa greeted by nue of
the largeat audleocea that ever at
tended any of the grange meetings,
an amllence mat was aroused to the
necessity of the campaign now being
carried on for the development of this
section lo the direction of corn raia
It waa pointed oat by both Mr.
Petrle and Prof. Jonaatbatat the time
Iowa and other corn atatea were fol
lowing the methods now employed
iii-re Id tbe raising of corn the farm
crs there were satisfied wltb a ylelu of
a few busbels to tbe nore, while now
tbe villi-, of over 200 bushel to the
note have been scoured. But the evolu
tion toauob 1 1 -.ults can. mt tie obtained
in this section without the cooperation
of all the farmers, as a few directing
their efforts iiloug those lines would
lie absolutely helpless. The great
aim mutt lie ill the development of
seed, a seed iIimi is particularly
adapted to this ollmute aud to secure
these results each and every farmer
mist do bit part,
Prof. Jones took up a uuuiber of
the problems that have confronted
th-su farmers who have iu the past
tried to raise corn here and one in
particular that has caused the average
dinner more trouble than any other,
that of tuckering. On this point be
went into detail explaining how the
excess of fertilizing elements set free
in the soil uec-ssitated an outlet and
If it -M-i in i provided by out- atroug
shoot, other shoots would appear to
take care of these elemsuts. Ha then
showed how to secure a strong plant
for each hill through proper seed
selection ami then through proper
management, tbe manner Iu wbioh tl
corn is prevented from throwing .
these parasitic growths
For over an hour the s eaker kept
hia audience interested with a rapid
lire delivery of facta on tue pioper
management of a coru crop aud In
reapouae to au urgent request promised
to return at some later date aud oon
tinue hie lecture along tbe seme lines.
Following Prof. Joues was au ad
dre s by Coluuel Thatcher ou go:d
roads, i fter which an oyster suppar
was served by tbe la. lies.
HOC SHIPMENTS ARE GOING
TO PORTLAND EVERY WEEK
A carload of bogs waa abipped to
Portland Tuaaday. Tbeee shipment
eaob week mean much to this eectiou
aud tbe time ia coming when we will
have a bog aalea day aa tbey do Iu
Nebraaka and other eastern states.
We read of one at Central City where
the average price tor bogs aold was
1100 eaob. Of oouraa tbey were
tborougbbred Poland Cbioas, aud Hue
animals. Other aalea of Durooa show
equally high prlcea. Itooata no more
to raise tbe good stuff than it does
the ruuts. in fact not aa much. At
these eastern -!es tbey have men
'uu many statea in attendance,
avowing tbe .-le spread of tbe hog
industry and how ttey an- all striv iug
to i i prove itieii herds by getting the
best i is-. i ' le. In tbe Hood itlver
.tectum tbey have come to tbe con
clni-iuu tl at hogs are more profitable
than fruit. The 'Jim pound bog is
tin one Wis! sells ou the Portland
Commercial Club Aided By
Merchants and Buciness
Men Take Lead in Corn
The campaign for coin Improvement
la now fairly lannohad, tbe farmers of
the community not only be lug aroused,
but tba committee) having charge of
tbe corn contest haa secured from tbe
merchants of Ontario alone a pledge
of 1600 and It Is expected that before
the completed 'plana are announced
prises totaling ovar 11,000 will be
No one can foretell the results, but
il. .si. who have beoome interested lo
th moverrent believe that It mesne
more to tbe farmers of tins section
than any other movement tbat haa
ever been etnrted here. The history
of all agricultural i ommunltlea tbat
have taken up the selection of aeed
in a sclentlllc manner baa abown unl
formally a great benefit to tkoae ei-ui
inn ii 1 1 im Oreeley. Colorado, and
tbe Kuw valley iu Kanaas. tbe great
potato i eg i. .us. mora tban doubled
tbalr yields of tba tubera by aeed
seleotluu and the results in seed
selection In tbe coru belt have been
tbe same. Unlike some other methods
that hsve been auggeated by the agti
cult mil department aeed, selection
does not involve any great additional
labor coat, in fact it really means a
lesser requirement in tbe labor tu be
applied to the aoil beonuaa of tbe
stronger growth of the plants from
The pioneers Iu tbe growing of corn
in this section have ahown tbat coru
hi lie successfully growu here I
should the development of the Indus
iry show the Increase iu yield that has
attended the adaptation of scientific
methods In other sections this would
undoubtedly become ne of the great
est corn sections In the Uuited Htates.
as regards yield.
But it is not only that corn nau be
grown lien- profitably that has iu
terested the promoters of tbe corn
contest, it Is tbat corn Is required to
supplement alfalfa, a feed rich In
it. .In eleuieuts. but ilell.-i.ui iu
-ini.-i.es Nut only do alfalfa fed
cattle fail to top the market, but
alfalfa in Itself, is not a balanoed
ration and is not economical to feed
unless iu conjunction with corn or
some other starchy grain Kvery
tliiug considered it is belP-ved that
corn offers tbe best solution for feed
in this seotlon If the results of seed
selection prove aa anticipated.
Kveu now wltb the comparatively
low yiel.. coru la one of tbo most pro
mat le crops raised here aud with
the opening of the Panama canal a
much larger market will be thrown
i .-ii for our beef and other meats, a
market, that unlike our present one is
in il satisfied with inferior products,
hut requires c-oru ted auimals ami la
willing in pay for that class of
cuttle. Will this eectiou be in m
position to take advantage of that
market.' This question has beeu
n. i ei iu. ist for a long time with many
if tin farmers nod now tbey are try
mg to solve tbe pioblems cunfrout
lug them, hoping tbat they may be
able In lake advantage of tbe re
sources at tbeir disposal and bring
the country to tbe front.
CONSTRUCTION CREWS HOVE
FROM VALE TO JUNTURA
Much speculation is being indulged in
as to what amount of work is to be
done on the railroad west of Juntura.
Word ha been received here that they
are laying track beyond Juntura aud
are arranging lo commence work on the
bridges at once.
Orders have been received to move
the headquarters of the construction
work from Vale to Juntura at onre and
it will le done this week. The general
imnression seems to be that thev will
erj effort to reach the Harney
vadey this season.
SEWER PIPE IS ALL LAID IN
SOUTHERN PART OE CITY
Contractor Phillips haa finished the
work of laying the pipe in the lateral
sewer district In the southern part of
the city and there ia a noticeable differ
ence in the level of the water in that
Connections will be made when the
work has been accepted by the council
nnd an ordinance drafted regulating
If the good weather continues the
city will soon start work extending the
line through the Boyer and Richardson
ponds and other low spota about the
WOOL BUYERS TRYING TO
PLAY SAME OLD TRICKS
The wool buyera aeem to be at the
old game of trying toeeoure the ollpa
far leaa tbau they are worth.
Last vear they took advautage of
tbe wool legislation and paid aeveral
ceuta a pouod less than the wool waa
actually worth In the world's market
aud thla vear they are already trying
to contract at aeveral ceuta under the
There la a shortage (I wool in the
world market and tbe local ollp
should bring aeveral ceuta more tban
waa paid for it last year. In Utah
aud aome ntber atatea they are making
contiacta at about two centa abovo
what waa paid last year nnd aa the
clip In lhla county will be of higher
grade than last season It should bring
several ceota over last year'a price.
CHARLES R. CRANE
Charles R. Crane, the Chicago man
ufacturer, who may be asnt as ambas
sadur to Russia.
HEAVY SNOW FALLS
Chicago Heavy snowfall early in
the week was reported over practical
ly all tin- country from the Missouri
riser east and south to the Ohio vai
Itallroiid traffic was badly crippled
and all trains were late In some
Instances trains were ahamloued al
together until tbe tracks could be
Dispatches tell of much suffering,
shortage of fuel ami forage for live
stock. The fresh storm lias undone
the work of clearing away the two
previous heavy snowfalls, and small
towns aud suburbs weie praclically
Dispatches from various points in
the middle west say the entire country
Is covered with snow from two lo 11
Hit hen de. p and the cold weather fol
lowing in. an.-, that It will remain foi
new-nil days Board of trade men say
the storm insures good crops.
'llie immediate need of fuel in man)
localities was the Okies' feature ol the
latest storm Itallroads had been had
ly hampered hy the previous snowfalls
ami had been unable to deliver coal.
CITY COUNCIL HOLDS
Matter of Drain Ditch Is
Taken Up Villa Park
Wants Lateral Sewer
A regular adjourned meeting of the
council waa held Monday evening.
The mayor stated that the special
order of huaineaa would be tbe con
sl.lei.it ion of a drain ditch on the eaat
aide nnd the construct ion of lateral
ewer districts on the wast aide.
A proUat waa preaanted by the eaat
aide property owneraagnlnat tbe can
atruotlon of an opeo drain ditch anil
the matter waa laid over until the
street committee ooold Investigate
The petition of Villa Park property
owners for a lateral aewer waa granted
and tbe necessary ordinance ordered
The englneera presented a profile
showing wbat could be dona wltb a
lateral on Nevada avenue to the depot
covering tbe bualneaa part of the oity,
showing that all the basements can be
draiued and on vote It was ordered
and attorney Instructed to draft or
dinance to cover same.
It was'ordered that a gate be con
strtinted at the outlet of sewar for
Tbe l .index Aid present ..I , petition
asking that name algui be erected at
The Welnhard brewery petitioned
for a class C license which was granted.
Bids were presented for the back
filling of trunk sewer No. 1. running
from MM by J P. Day and J II.
Vochum to MM by J. H. Kingsbury.
The matter was laid over.
Council adjourned to Keb. 18.
The adourned meeting waa held
Wednesday evening with all present
The sewer question was t Meshed
over and I be trunk latsral iroin Orant
street to the O. H. I. right of way on
Nevada avenue was authorize.!
Service laterals were authorized In
th'i following blocks: 2.'I7, JIIH. 8t,
M, d. II, 43. .in. :il. M, ftt, II, --,.
M. 24. M 26. 27. IS, 14, 15. 1(1. i,
ft, . 7.
I . II. 'ireeu Co. are retained aa
consulting engineers and A. Jsqiileh
In the matter of hack tilling on
trituk sewer 1, the contract was award
d to J. II. Vochum for 9200
The attorney was instructed to pro
ceed to collect tbe delinquent im
The Times Pays this City
a Compliment on Pro
The Cuinuieiolnl (dub ot Ontario,
has guaranteed the corn growers ot
the county eTiOO to be used as prizes
in the coru contest to be engaged iu
iiv Malheur county farmers this sea
aou. Corn was raised in the vlciultv
of Ontario laat year that would have
done credit to an Iowa ferui. aud there
Is no reason why better coru sh.nil.1
not be raised tills year as mure care
will be taken iu the eclccllou of seed
ami more vt'tt will be giveu the
plants through the growing season.
There is uu way or uieasurlug the
great go.,,1 that these advance steps
are to this country. Corn growing
will soou be oue of tbe leading in
dusti .. of this sect inn of the ouun
try and what it will menu cau ouly
be imagined by tbe moat sanguine.
In this, as well as iu man v of the
other progressive eutei pries thai
l.enellt the i-uuuty Ontario hits takeu
the lead. 'I'd Commercial club of
that place has torseeu the benefit tbat
Uol'll eultllle Mill be to the r il in. s
and has come to tbe frout with
Again we take oil' our hat to that
progressive little city for its attitude
towards the advancement of Malheur
L'ouuty. Juiitui.i Times.