ONTARI033T The Pivotal Point of the Great Interior of EASTERN OREGON niatt0 vm. Representative Newspaper of Ontario and -Malheur County. VOLUME XVII ONTARIO. OREGON. THURSDAY. MARCH 5, 1914. NO. 10 She mm OWYHEE AND MALHEUR PROJECTHOREMOST Portland Commercial Club Presses Claims as Being: Most Feasible. Tim following resolutions were 1 msse I Intt week v tbe board of gov trnan of the Portland Commercial rlut) nod mow thoHn people ere on the job end are going to keep busy until something I sccompllsed. All of the OlMMNill bodtci nf Mn- count should show mi equal Interest and keep the matter before the secretary of the interior, tbe delegate In congress and the rceleiuu tlnu commissioners. It la ouly by keeping everlstlngly at It that any thing' worth while la accomplished. Whereas, tbe Owyhee and Malbeur Irrigation projects are universally recognized aa being the moat at tractive In the entire west Irotn the point of tIbw of tbe low coat of reclamation, bountiful water aupply. fertility or tbe toil, climatic advant age and availability to transportation and oiarketa, and Whereas, in the apportionment of reclamation futida Oregon has been ili-. -I i ni 1 1 . t ' .- I againat in that only a mall proporttou of her contribution to tbe I tin (I lam been expended lu tbia state while in ether alatea have beeu expanded many timea tbelr respective contrlbutlona. and Whereal, the people of Oregon arc greatly encouraged by tbe aaaur uucus glveu by tbe aeoretary of the lutarlor that justice will be done to Oraanu in future apportionments. Therefore, be it Iteaolvad. by the board of gorarnora of tbe Portland Commercial club tbat we appeal to tbe Honorable Franklin K Lane, secretary of the Intel lor. to crder immediate inveatigatlon of the Owyhee aud iMalbenr projeota of aoutb east in Oregon with a view of Including the tame lu tbe government plana tor Oiegon, aud Ue it Further Kueuved. thnt a copy of tli its resolution be forthwith sub milted to the secretary of the interior and to the congressional delegation m Waebiugt'iu with the respectful re gueat for IU early consideration. lloard ol governora of Portlaud ' in. in i ui 'i club. Jobu Uuigaid. Vice President. J. Fred 1.. 1 1 mm. Hecretary. C. T. PRALL VISTS SALEM IN INTEREST OF WATER USERS C. T. Prall. of Ontario, was con ferring with State Kuginear Lewie last week with refereuoe to tbe dli ti i tm i kiii or the waters of Willow creek during the coming aeaion. He de aired an experienced Mater master to be appoluted from eome other county. Ilia attention wua ualled to the law providiug tbat water masters be selected from reaideuta of the county and tbat Kdwanl I. Ken dall, wbo was recommeuded by the Jouut ('cuit and tbe water users, had already been appointed. To pre vent a recurrence the dittloulties of last seasou, the water master miiat act promptly to prevent the illegal stor ing of water, as once this is accom plished, litigation muat be resorted to, to ascertain tbe aniouut to be turned loose. COUNCII HOLDS A REGULAR SESSION ON MONDAY NIGHT At the regular count il meeting Monday eveniug the officers made their reports. The usual liquor licenses were issued and bills al lowed. Council adjourned kfl Tuesday evening. Relative to estimates for lateral' sewers it .ir revolved that bids would not bereceive.1 for over 90 per cent of tbe estimate made by (ireen and company who .ire retained aa engineers. An ordiuauce wua passed concerning tbe lateral sewera. A dog ordinance Mas pu-eed requir ing all doga to be muzzled after March , or be killed by the marshal An r In. .nee waa paaaed regulating the plumbing dune, requiting permits to be taken out before connections can he made. MALHEUR COUNTY COMMER CIAL CLUBS ARE WAKING UP Recently tbe Nyaaa Chamber of Commerce waa reorganized with a number or the farmers rs members. The Ontario Commercial club was enthused with new lite by thecleotioa of new officers and the appointment or a number of committees and also provision for regular meetluga to be held of the membera. Last week the Vale Commercial club passed Nome resolutions and got iiiio the game in good abape. The Junttira and the .lordau Valley . nliilia mi. ilin ill ii a anil It all nf the c Int.-. f Hi-cniiniy will wcrk together it will be easy to accompli!) some thing. Why not have delegates from the different cluba meet at some (ii 1 1. 1 1 point? ADMIRAL DEWEY Admiral Dewey, whose atatements In his v '-biography concerning ac tlona of the Qtrmtn admiral at Ma nlla hjM provoked a reply from Ad miral von Dledrlcha. GERMAN SAYS THAT DEWEY WAS READY Uerlill. In statement of 11.000 onl.-, Ailiulrn' von Dicdericha re plied to Admiral Dewey'a version of the international Incident: in Manila bay in IViK He says Admiral Dewey threatened the Germans with war if they did uoi cease interrering with blockade regulations. Admiral Dewi y is declared lo have been laboring under great tension. British Interests are accused of tan nlug the flame Admiral Diedericha concludes with the startling state ment: "It waa even related that Admiral DeMe) hud already worked out a p'an tor the destruction of the German shins." The German admiral says that when Flag Lieutenant vou Hint, visited Admiral Dewey, this happen.-.! ' Admiral Hewev gradually talked himself into a passion lie said. Why, 1 shall stop every vi sm-I, whatever may be her colors Anil if the does not stop. 1 aball fire at her. And that me, in;- war, do you know, sir?" Admiral von Dieijeni lis makes the comment that Admiral Dewey must have known a declaialion Of war did uot depend on either admiral. He at tributes Admiral Dewiy's conduct to MfVOHMMH kltatafl from the weight ol responsibility resting on him. NEW YORKERS PAY MUCH Income Tax Returns Reveal That New York's Are Largest New York i lazing figures teat I r'ing to the slun. .idous wealth ol New York millionaires are contained iu the income tax report, that are made to tbe collector of internal revenue in this city. Notwithstanding the strict injutic tion to secrecy Imposed by the coin mibslouer ot internal revenue, it was learned that 29 residenta or New York cty will pay approximately $8,330,000 Ml taxes Tins is about a per cent of Ike total of flloono.ooO which the gov etruat in ejupajejltd, would be raised from the personal income tax. w1 jaarafl i aV FRUIT AND POTATO ADVOCATES TALK A Very Interesting Meet ing was Held at Chamber of Commerce Rooms Fri day Evening and Potato Growers Organize. On Friday evening W. N. Voat. one or the directors of tbe North Pacific Fruit Distributors association ad dressed a meeting lu the Chamber of Commerce, explaining the form of organization aud what :bey accom pliebed tor tbe growers in aix months. The business Is bandied by men who ue recognized experts In their lines and maximum or elfilclency Is thua gained. Tbelr means ot Inforinn tiou regarding crop and market oon ditlons extend to all parte or the globe and they are at all times lu touch with the actual value or the rnilt tbey have to market aud set tbe price on It, while under former organizations and ciiiiditious the brokers and middlemen net the prices at wbloh ti v were willing to settle There Is no danger of vei production as the Houtb America aud Aslatio countries cau take more apples than are rained at present and tbt-ia are other markets that have not been entered became i l.i-if Is not fruit enough produced to require It. John V. McPherson, who has charge of the Potato (irowera' association ad dressed the masting from the potato standpoint an . proceeded to oragulze the growers luto a local assoclutlou. At present the aasoclHtiou naa two grade one in anoka aud the others wrapped lu paper and parked lu boxes. All packagea cont in the u umber nt the grower and Is luspeuled several times belore it reacbea the coueumer so there is little chance ot a had pack getting past all the Inspectors and when it is round that a grower is not dealing fair with the assoclutlou til ls dropped from membership. Then are an dues or membership fees, the fiup is handled at actual coat to the association. Tbe ottVera are paid salaries. The local orgauiat ion atarta off iih the following officers: Presi dent. Jbarlea Adams; vice presideut. L. D ' uidiiii ; ai . r. t.n v K. A. Wla in. wbo witb C W. linn i.in.i. and K. K Joiikllu. compose the hoard of director Teu oars of potatoes were sigued up, but many mure care will be signed up betweeu uow aud next summer. These meu w'lll be bark lain and organize the fruit growers luto an asaoclatlou. Tbe association is sr rauglug to baudle sacks and aeed for lb membera and assist Idem lu pro ducing a msrketable article at a time wbeu the market ia not Hooded with pot at .a s from other sections. SEVERE DLIZZARD IN EAST IS WIDESPREAD New York With temperatures rls iiik and lair weather promised, New York and viiinity baui to MMTgl 11. mi Ih. .-I, inn vvliii Ii i iilrii.nl and telegraph company oltlcials assert bus been the must ili-.-l i uclive lu tills see tion of tin- roiintry since the ineinoi able hli.urd of ls Kcpolls I rum ol lit I (Hies showed the damage caused by wind, snow. rain .md -ie.-t in be widespread From Cleveland on the west and llaltunore on the south, to the Canadian and Nova Scotian l.ui I.-i .-. the stoiin has been ganaral 111 New Im.I.iihI lur tin I .lii l exp.ited limn rivets and It TM 111 .-vvollen by melting lie and snow In and in-ar New York 11 person peiished and MVinl fatalities were repi.iied ebiwliere The u.i.ii 4s)SB'l have nterrilpted the trails), .rial I. of malls and have left the city i an a possihl short age of milk, i Ml and provisions. A coal famine ihieaieiied t. the siinw fllli ! ii Lags round. $200,000 Lost. I'ar - Imh stolen from a post on.. deliv. iv wagon in the Itue Chau chat aud .huh contained M n c.i-h w, found empty in a lot lu Roman, v ills. DEVELOPMENT ON OIL WELL BLOCKED Few Stockholders Holding Back are Retarding Work And Stock May Become Valueless as the Result of Delay in the Matter. Much has teen published and said about what was going to be done with the Ontario Oil aud Gas well and other oil and gaa properties in this section, but up to the present no heanway has been made toward getting tbe matter iu shape to handle. A proposition waa made to the nttl ! - of tlia Ontario company based on II per cant of tbe atook of the old company, but there are a number of the atookboldera or tbe old company, wbo refuse to recognize tbelr stock us valueless at present and in order for It to have any value It Is necessary to althsr make a cash assessment to enrry on the work or get some one who Is willing to go abaad for a per rentage of whst tbey may be able lo develop These stockholders have not turned In tbelr atook and are blocking the poaslblllty or auy development stork along a stock bails. Many persoua who purchasi stock In a development company imaglue they have made an Investment ignor ing the fact that the stock would be wortb many timet more ir the purchase waa in a proven proposition in-i. I ..f an attempt to develop something nt value. When these development com i miiim tall to secure value, such pur chasers will uot acknowledge that I hell- stock Is valueless aud until they do It will be impossible to pfMgasJ with tbe development work unless a caen anaessment Is made. If the stockholders ever hope to make their atock valuable thev must submit to either a stock or cash as setsmeut and the sooner they act the nooner the directum will be able lo go ahead aud try to do aomethlug. SEE THE BIG STATE IN 1915 IS THE APPEAL SENT OUT "See the big atate aud uot the big city" ia the appeal to be made by the business men of Portland to the peo ple who will come west during I tit. Uuleei a vigorous campaign Is con lueteii uearly all the exposition travel will l . direct from Kan Frau olaco to Portland with noatopnven in either western or eastern Oregou. To i-erfi . t plana for all eneriietlc cauipaigu to iiiilueiice travelera to visit tbe smaller communltlea aud aee the state itself rather tbau apeulallof tbe time devoted to Oregon iu tbe city or Portland, a maetlng will be held iu the parlora ot the Portland Com merclal club on Tburaday, March It! Delegates will be preaeut fi.un all the communities which were represented at the Development convention re cntly held lu Kugeue. Also, al this meet nig, plana will be laid for a big c. invention to be held In the neat future iu the city "f Salem at which all tbe countiea of the state will be represented. STATE DAIRY COMMISSIONER TO SPEAK AT GRANGE MEETING Prof. K. M. Uhrock. state dairy cum in imb i nei sou a protlcal dairyman. will apeak mi dairying at the Uoule- . I .. . L..U U...H..I... ..-. ! Vlllil KIMIIgH 11.11 I unii 11 i in i ! 01111 ing, March 7. flri Thurdsday run mg. March If, Prof. K. '. Hodges, of the L'uiveraily of Oregou, will be at tbe grunge ball to deliver Ins famous illustrate. I lecture on "Oouu try Life." It. ill. of tbeae meu are eiceptionsl speakers and have beeu listened to by large audiences wherever they have appeared, lo fac. it ia an uu iii.ua! evaot for either of them to ad dreas an audience in so -.mail a com uiuutiy aa the Huulevard. Il ia be I leved . however, (hat the enthusiasm shown by the community in tbe past tew weeks warrants securing the I,mi lectures. Kutb lectures willjhe fiee aad tlie public is cordialy Invited to attend. JORDAN VALLEY IRRIGATION PROJECT IS BEING PUSHED Fred .1. Palmer, or Jordan Valley, was in Salem on Wednesday or last week, conferring with State Kngineer Lewis, with reference to the oonttnin Hon of tin- Jordan Valley Irrigation coiupauy's Carey Act project Mr. Palmer Is president or the company and states that hO per ceut ol the tiatnici mn work on the teed canal la completed and that constiuctlon work on the Antelope I lit reservoir Is progressing favorably. It la pro posed tn divert the waters ot Jordan creek and atnrn the aame In the Ante lope Flat reservoir for tbe Irrigation or 40,000 acres. Mr. Palmer states tnat water will be available for part of theas lands during the com lug sea on. CHARLES W. MURPHY Charles W. Murphy, former owner of the Chicago National league team, over whom a bitter fight was waged because of his dismissal of Johnny Evera. DEMAND OF BRYAN REFDSED BY MEXICAN Nogules, Siinni i - (iniieral Carraiua dei lined to IuiiiImIi lnfoi malum to the otale department al WuHhiUKtou re KiirdiiiK tbe killing al Juares of the liritirth nubjci t, William S lleiilon At the Maine time he gave assurances to Hecretary llryan thai he would Inves tlgate the disappearance near Juarex of tiiihiav Bam Ii. all American cltileli This HtroliKl) defined Hlaiid came after 'in, days of lu-Kotlniiou he tween (he American hecretary of state and coustilullonallslh' i oniiniuiiler in chief, through Frederick Siiuph h. Ainerlian com-ul al NoKalen, and Ysl dro Fabelu, in linn M-crelar ol foaelgn relatloiiH in Caiiau.ab prov iMonal cabiiiei 'I In htand itim laKi n h . the revo lllllon.il leader that (lie diath ul II. I, toll, a Union, hhould be taki-u up throiiKh the diploma! n i haiiueln of Ilia eouatrj In ihc written inenaK'- to Secrelury Bryan vblek w. iddmna to ComuI Slinpli h, C. ii r.iii,, i did not MJ thai . 1 1 1 In vi'tig,iiion ot the Heiiion i.im wah la-inn iii, nle on big pari Mow ever. hllllllll.ilieOlial) vvilh the two OtM 10 U ahlniiKloii .S.iiiiar l-'abe la IlllfJ an ol t n nil allium u . no m n. iv iiik that Uu Heiiion case was being Ugatatl tor no- i itli t;n nun oi Dm coiihtilutioualiri part l-:i PMs Tex I In- Hip of tin- Ilea Uui invcMiK.ninii commtaalon to Ckl huaiiii.i wan Middeiiiv postpoBaaj abort l before the coiliinlnnlolierii vv . i . ibiill! lo take the ir.illl. While i ontldelitiall II Wiih fell Car railas alliliide ielaed Ihe dep,iili.i of tin- couimihnioiiers, il was eiplai i ed by officials lure that receipt of instructions from (he ntale departiueni to postpone their mission was mini i dent with ihe failure of Ihe oiniuis sion to oht.iin a regular pMMBSM train lor I iiiiiiiahua. conliolled h ihe rebels L W Hill Succeeds Gray. Si Caul, Minn Louis W Hill, i i nrm. in of the hoard ol dlfMlOM of 'In Hi.-,. I Northern railroad, will be .-onic president of the road, lo sin i e.-d I .ul H IHav r slKlied, It was an nouueed here. asli. L ' A L Nttr tvA isaWaaW. TAXPAYERSMEETWITH C0UNTH88ES80R At Vale And Reach An Agreement For a Lower Valuation on Land A large delegation of taxpayers of the count v went to Vale last Thurs day and had a confeieii'e with the county assessor lu regard lo tin. assessing or the county. It was pointed out that the valua tion last year was higher than the average throughout the atate and that there were many tracta or land being sold lor much leva than it waa assessed at. It was alio brought out that there should not be a blanket assessment made, but each individual tract abould be I'ated accurdlug to IU value. The matter ot assessing murtgage notes wan also discussed It being shown that it meant double taxation. The aherllf made a talk to lb delegates and agreed on a lower value Hon. but thought the law iu regard to mortgage notes should be enforced. DEPARTS THIS LIFE A. B. Md'henion, Super intendent of Schools Dies at Holy Rosary Hospital After Lingering Illness. A. U. Macphersoii, the nuuly aupci luteiident, died laal Friday i ulng and ttie Itinera! was held from the Haul 1st church on Hnluiday afternoon, I'. Monroe Smock, a lire long in. nd nt the .Ir.i ii.ed. making a si hulai ly address. Mr. Mm was known throughout thin and adjoiulug couiltles, where his suuuy smile and lieni Iv laugh will be uilnned. 11 In nature waa audi that ouly the In ighl side or lire waa brought tn view and be spread suiishlue ami chei whatever he wipi 1 1 is glveu to but tew meu tha ability aud opportunity to do the good that was his plrusoie. His greateat delight was in the school room with the youngsters, teaching the higher Ideals aud Ihe esseutlala or ajaj Ileal lire A. II. Macpheisou was bum lu (ilavgow, Hiotlaud. March Mil, Ittt. IU came to America lu Im .1 ami settled In Canada an I lu 1H0I moved to ('alii.. i in.. lie married Mary Jane Freeman iu !.. Angeles, lu January Itftl was ordained a Hap tlat minister iu California; came to Payette iu IH8.I when, he taught the lb si public school aud also preai lied the ilrsl seriuou In that town, alter wards belli". I ailed to Caldwell a pas tor of the Ileptlnt i Inn. h there Mr. Macpiieisou came to Malheur ciiiulv II tears ago aud has resided here i niil inuciiinl v up to the time ot bis death. He leaves a devoted wife ami nine children, seven daughters ad two sous, Mis. i.. .1. Ilcaiu. Mm V II llesin. Ironsinile, Mis. Frank lclie, Weiser. Mrs. II. K. K.e, Willows t.aloriua: Mm. I'lugholt, Mrs. (iladys Hmnif, Miss I'lerla Ma. pbemoli. I intai I- RuM ls'- liel mill, of l.iiinetl ami l.invii or Onlaiio Mm. Ii rule Same, a ilaugliti i ..I a former wire Is living at Cornwall. I Int. .no. ( aiiHil.i Asa token or renpeil Hie following OOUBty oltlcliils acli .1 ii- I iii I bearers County Judge McKmght, Kbafifl Kerfoot, Couiily Cleik llustnn, taniii iv Ti . usurer Uiavii, '...-. r Hill snd Deputy Ami-mil liilium. Linn County Will Go Into the Pat lliali , I ii . . . 1 1 .hi ihe in imn ol Hie ii. in . .. ol im. n i rMIBS and am. ml, 1. 1. , and to lool. up all 'h Ion, ,ii n. , IhrOUIHUUI IBM ' ouni is t In- plan im iiiulated it , in .ting of Hi, I. urn County i li socief, Announce Strawlmry Festival Itoselniik; This yen: annual Ro hiii. ii.vvli. rr nv.i. I II he In Id mi ',l.i. II, L'-' and -' . The oiuiuillee lB , Qgrgi .,1 tin- i'.i i mi bWI an iuiiii , i . Dveral nut I faattUTM art ni, di consideration.