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ONTARIO. OREGON, THURSDAY. MARCH 19, 1914.
PROF. HODGE TO PLAN
In Speech at the Boulevard
Grange Hall the Noted
Biologist Promises to
Take Up Experiments
Along this Line
The extermination of the gopher
m one ii r the subject taken up nt
Houlevard grange lent Tburadey even
log by Prof. C. F. Hodge, one of tbe
(ailing biologists of the country and
an authority on natural history.
For a number "of yeare I'rof. (lodge
held the cbnlr of biology ut Clark
unlversll , coe of the lending gradu
ate schools of the oouotry and be la
the author of a number of honks that
ra recognized nuthoritlca m their
Hla r. i.l v grappling with the practl
ul problema shows that he la not only
fauiiiiiir it.ii hla aubjecta. but Ibat
he ia lutereitcd in putting bia koow
ledge to in leal uaaa.
Tba auooeaa that baa attended the
work of hot, llodge In doiug away
witb the H v and mosquito nuisance
lenda hope to tbe farmer! who neanl
him promise laat Tliuraday evening
to take up tba atudy of tba gopher.
Id tbe crusade against flics and
uiut(uitoea I'rof. llodge haa Invented
a number of trupa that have radii ally
changed tbe methoda uaed in elimluiit
nig tin hi peata ami these Inventions
be freely gives to the people.
With the gopher ha admita be baa
not made a aulllclcnt atudy of the
rodeot to give an authoritative opinion
anil lie prnmiaaa to take up the matter
ml eeu what can be done One point
he emphasized above other ia that any
work to be (float do i must bu com
miiuity work. Not only must every
farmer du bia part, but all uuit work
ut i lie piiiiii' t mi. . prefernbjy in the fall
of the year aud by suoD a plan there
la no doubt Hi .t the gopher mil i
in a reasonably abort time be exter
lu bia own home I'rof. llodge haa
ao aolved tie fly and uiomjuito prob
lem that he doea uot arrean hit House
and yet thcra la uut a My or moatiulto
to be fouod ahowiug how the lugenioua
melboda ha employe work for tba
advantage aud comfort of the human
Frof. llodge waa pleaaed with the
number of II. ih White quail he louud
lu tbla aeotion and gave ttgures to
abow of what vital importance they
are to tbe farmer. I in v are really
luseut destroyiug machine!, ooe quail
fating I y aotual count I'JHO inaecta
in one day, while aa la well known
they seldom do any damage to tbe
TRAIN RUNS INTO BUNCH Of
CATTLE NEAR HUNTINCTON
in. g.,u Nli. ut Line train, westhuiind
No. 17, on lust Friday rau Into a big
bunch of cattle a mile from licit
inglon. The carcuaaea of 14 were
scattered for over a quarter of a mile
along the lluntlugtoo right of way.
They were part of a bund owued by
Henry Ulackweil, a stockman and bud
ouly been driven in Thursday.
WOULD INSTALL PUMPING
PLANT IN BIG BEND SECTION
J. S. N'aptou, who baa been spend
iug tba winter at bia borne In tbe
Twin Falls couutxy. haa returned to
his large estate in tbe Big tieod sec
tion. The Colonel la trying to in
tereat the people owning land lu
tbe Bend to join u movement to
install a pumpiug system with two
lifts, the first to cover all lands'
uuder fifty ftet aud tbe second to
reach tbe hundred foot lift. Tbis
would rover about all tbe lands on tbe
south side of the rivet unit tbe system
cau he lustuiledat a smalt coat per
400,000 ACRES THROWN OPEN
Land In Deechutea And Paulina
Reaervea To Be Settled
Portland. More than 400,000 acres
of land In the Deschutea and l'aullnn
National forests in Cook, Lake and
Klamath counties will be thrown open
for settlement within 60 daya through
an order Just signed by President
Wilson withdrawing this land from
the foreat reservations.
It la reported that the land will be
opened for actual settlement May 9
and that filings will be permitted on
and after June 8.
Officiaia of the Forestry Mureau In
Portland estimate that of the nggre
gate of 410:763 acres thrown open,
approximately 120,000 acres are oc
cupied by aettlera. These pettier will
be permitted to remain. Settlers on
the remaining 290, nun acres will be
permitted to take up homesteads of
160 acres each In accordance with the
Federal Innd laws
The formalities of transferring this
land from the Agricultural Department
of the Federal Government to the In
terior Department now are in progress
at Washington. D. ('.
The entire area will he placed under
Jurisdiction of the local land offices at
I-akevlew and The Dnlles. Intending
settlers are Instructed to make In
quiries concerning the i.unl ut those
MISS ELEANOR WILSON
Miss Eleanor Wilson, youngest
daughter of Prssldant Wilson, whose
engagement to Secretary of the Treas
ury McAdoo haa bean announced.
PORTLAND FIRE $600,000 LOSS
Portland Two great docks wen
burned, half a million dol'urs' worth
of grain was ruined, u steamship badly
damaged, a sieuiii s lioon.t aV -' '" ,-l.
almost totally, and a dozen buildings
were injured b) file on the east side
Wat' I' 1 1 out The los, at til -I : 1 1 mat
ed ut ll.OOH Oiiu, Is cut to 400,M, and
of tins amount jn.-uianie OOYOfl moro
Oldest Elk Dead at 109.
Owos-o. Mull Dul.lcl ( onuell,
ion, Known during the lasi tew f( us
as the oldest living number of tbe
Klks. died at his home nt.u Inn
British Navy Estimates Grow.
I.aniloti 'I In- British naval I ' in -ate.s
for 1914 la amount to 41'.".? 700,
000, an increase of $l3,700,ouy ovar
Social Cent... Planned.
Ashland "A social and intellectual
canter' lb planned a.- tbe outgrowth
of a movement now under wuy by
resident P of Kvans valley, in this i oun
ty, for the laatltttttM of a central
farm or count. lite school Several
districts would la- consolidated in the
merger in a territory o? which Rogue
River station is the h ib (toads in
that section are ot the best and other
conditions are favorable.
Sand Spit to Be Sown
Marshftcld Hov k.
State.- "tigineer in f'oos Hay, atarteii
the planting ol '' aiu o! -a grass
Monday on the north sand spit. Mr
Rosa la Ii also expactlui to plant bull
pine aud willows iu tbe sand country.
PAYS ONTARIO VISIT
Arrangements Made For
Handling Mail to In
J. H. lllakalee, fourth assistant
postmaster general, was here Monday
Inoklog ait. i the parcel post business
He made arrangements to have the
mail for the Interior polnta bandied
a,,. I the coutrHctnra to he paid for
what they have to care for. The mall
carrier will get three centa a pound
for all fourth class mail from Vale to
I her. in. Iii addition to bia regular
Where shippers are making extra
large abipmenta by parcel post tbey
ahould notify the departmaut at Waab
lugton aothey can prepare for It.
While there ia ulte a heavy loss
in handling tbe parcel post business
of the west in tbe east conditions are
WILL PLACE DAM ACROSS
SNAKE RIVER NEAR LEWISTON
Application la to be made to
ennatroct a dam across the Huuke
river below Dcwlston to develop
So, 000 tin i -1- power aud regulate tbe
water of the river ao hoata can he
operated . throughout the year. It
will be but i few years when there
will be a aerias ot duns in the rlvar
and the stream will he nuvignble
to Ontario I beyond.
COMPULSORY TRAPPING FOR
GOPHER MAY SOLVE PROBLEM
The lecture given by Frof. llodge
at the (irauge bull the other evening
I. Mils one to ask the ilest ion why It
would uot be poaelblc to establish
compulsory truppiug and poisoning
tor tbe t.'i u. it, at n hi of the gopher
after tbe maniiei aj the fruit iuspec
tl'in aud the inspection tbut has been
doue for the purpose of eliminating
the weed pests.
There is piobably uo otieageut that
today ia causlug a greater losa to the
farmers of this community, both In
produce and labor than the damage
tbut Ia done ty gophers aud so lapidly
aie they increasing in spite of all that
the farmers have been able to do that
they are becoming a meuacu to the
future prosperity ot tbe county.
While many of the furmara in Ibis
section ai apeuding buudreds of did
lars for the purpose of getting rid of
these rodents others are allowing thcui
to thrive uuii tbe new generations
luickly sprvud to all tbe neigbboriug
1. 1 1 ma I. ven where all tbe farmers
iu a c. immunity work against tbe pests
they do uot do the wmk simultaneous
Iv aud ouly succeed in cbasiug the
animal- from one farm tu another.
It Is generally conceded that it
will be impossible to rid tbe country
of l be gopher without community wmk
ami that requires organization. I . ,i
that purpose nothing has been dis
covered tbut compares with canity
supervision. Tbe expeuse would be
Hilling compared with tbe benellt to
tie rouuted as tbe dep itmiut would
te combined with tbst of f i nit iuspec
tion and would require veiy small
additional cut lav while the hem lit
to tbe county would be beyond conipu
CORN PLANTERS AND BINDERS
BEING PURCHASEDBY FARMERS
The uiMcbluerv men report a big de
maud for coi i planters uud listers,
cultivalois ai d corn binders, iudicat
ii. g the great interest being taken in
tbe growing of corn lu this section
this yeur. Oua mau ou tbe Dead Ox
'','"' " Pr'l"r'nK !' oree. auntber
all acres and many others smaller
:tiacts. Those big prl.as otfered by
the Uotai ,o Commercial dub through
the grange is what is doing tbe work.
Mora uows. bogs uud corn will
incau larger revenues for tbe farmers.
COUNTY JUDGE HOLDS
Two Boys Are Sent To Re
form School Three
Out on Parole.
(leu. McKnlght. tbe county judge,
was bere Tuesday and held a session
of tbe juvenile court, several youngs
ters having heeu guilty of breaking
Into tbe Ontario hotel and stealing
case goods and tobacco from ware
Wilbur Turner, aged 13 mid Donglas
Pruett. aged It, ware sentenced to tbe
llidorm school and were taken there
by I It Ice, No,..
Three other boya were paroled dor
lug good behavior and will have to
report to Recorder Crenel In caae
of any further Irrcgularitiea in their
conduct tbey will be taken to the Re
form it tun. I witoout further trial.
The boys had a complete set of
skeleton keys and had been guilty of
THOS. CLAGETI WILL GO
INTO HOG RAISING BUSINESS
Tboa ci.igei i. who ba a Hue ranch
on the wast side of town ia getting
into tbe hog buainass. Ha haa '. I
brood auwa and snme 7.' pigs at
piescnt. but will gradually build up
the bard. For foundation stock tu
bus thoroughbred I) tiroes, from the
best strains In the weat. with anme
gt ade aowa.
Mr. Clngelt naa had several yeara
experience in tbe hog raising bust
ni-a In other aeatlons. but duds it
coats less here to raise hogs than any
other place he bus been. He uses the
nana pustule anil a lew weeks ou
gram to fatten them tor market. He
used barley for tba logs turned oir
last full .but will raise com this year
to fatten with.
HOODLUMS ABOUT TOWN
DESTROY SCHOOL PENNANTS
A man ami a boy went out on the
Boulevard rou.. and around tbe Val
lay Viaw school house una night iaat
week, aunoyiug the inhabitants and
destroying property. They were ao
nouipaiiied by two yuuug girls ami
ull bad been drinking. Judge I iruuel
Hoed tbe boy IDO uud the man IKiO.
The girls got ..II with a lecture.
hut ware told tbut any o (femes lu
the future would land them iu the
Ou Friday evening some thieves
broke into the Ontario hotel aud
took some peonaiita belonging to the
blgn school girls and 'Usl toyed sev
eral of their signs around town. It
ia only a tew weeks sluce some one
stole a sign from t'opeaud Duunuck.
Apparently tht-i a la all utlei Nek of
tegard for the rights of others bv a
gang of hoodlums around town ami
tbey are going to land behind the
liars sooner or later. When a per
sou ignores the righs of othera lie
forfeits all rights tie might otherwise
SILVER MEDAL CONTEST AT
OPERA HOUSE DRAWS CROWD
Tbe silver medal cuutest given liy
the W. C. T U. at tbe opera house
last Thursday evening was a auccess
iu every way. l-'luauclally tbe ladies
are well pleased with the sum received
and morally was an upliC aud a les
son to the inauy present.
Tbe eight young lady coutustauts
were beuutiful aud all are deaerviug
of siecial mention. Miss Ciyslal
West waa the wiuiier of the medal.
Her nailing was a good oue and was
given iu a d-'ver aud most ci editable
manner. Frof. iiailey present rd the
Tba judges were Miss Johnson,
of Fayette, .Mrs. ockey, aud Frof.
Cotton, of Fiollland. The singing
by tbe quxi let was nicely rendered and
the children could uot have done
better if tbey bad tried. The . ni
reading by Frauk V lustou was spleu
ELEANOR WILSON WILL WED
Bride to Be Youngest of Family and
Washington Formal announcement
of the engagement of Miss Klcanor
Randolph Wilson, the youngest
daughter of the president and Mrs.
Wilson, to William a. McAdoo. secre
tary of the treasury, was made at the
Mr McAdoo Is 50 years old and for
many years has been an intimate
friend of the Wilson Tamlly He has
six children, two of whom are mar
rled. Miss Wilson Is L'4 years old.
The marriage will probably lake place
at the white bouse in June.
The youngest of the family, Miss
Kleanor, is said to be her father's pet,
and there Is a strong personal friend
ahlp between the president and the
man who is to marry his daughter.
Newport Has Herring Run.
Newport An unusual run of her
ring has brought a bonanza to Newport
residents, for the fish were so plentl
ful that it was possible to pick them
out of the hay, where they swarmed
around piling, with one's hands. One
rowbont caught five tone in a net and
small dip-nets were responsible for
hundreds of pounds being caught
The fish are near the surface of the
water only at low tide.
George Westinghouse, a foremost
figure in ths engineering world and
inventor of the air brake, who died
recently in New York.
BOX CAR THIEVES ARRESTED
The Dulles -One of the worst bauds
of boxcar thieves the northwest rail
roads have hud to deal with iu years
was rounded up. it is said, when K II
Wood, chiet spi lal agent of the O W
It Hi N company, brought about the
am-st ol live men In tins city and iu
Arlington The prisoners ure ull ul
I ex c nv lets They are said in
have been operating for several
months Two of the five are lu the
county jail here and thiee. who wci
ted at Arlington, ate in usiudy
Polk Fair Plans 8st.
IfonmOUth M a meeting of the
folk oiiniv I all assoi lallon, oln
inlltceiuen and oliiuillleevv omen were
named tor the fair tins year, and Itev
Kdgar W Miles, a iclircil PrMbjtOf
lun ininiMer, was reelected se r tury
and general inuniigi-r A bond issue
of 4flM U) pun ha a Intel of Iii
acres, west of Dallas, was voled liv
the dlieclots The dates of Ihe auiiii.ii
exhibit have not hc.-u fixed, owing
to uncertainty as to the tune set fot
fairs iu neighboring counties.
Tax For July 4 Is Plan.
fiaker -A lev v ot half a mill on all
taxable property in Maker t'lty lor a
fund tor an annual Fourth of July
celebration here was indorsed at a
rneeiing of the merchant s committee
oi Ho commercial i tub
It was proposed aud decided to
Start Initiative petition to call a vote
at the next regular elecljoi lo dotOI
mine v. inilier lie city should muse
such a lev)
'I i.e total on had I in .1 I. . would
IBM ou pi MSI valuation.
COMMERCIAL CLUB HAS
Ladies Auxiliary to be Or
ganized To Work In Con
junction With Club-New
Members Admitted and
Other Matters Considered
The regular monthly meeting of the
directors and committees of the Com
mercial clllh Was held Monday evening
with about twenty present.
i .plications were received from
three new members and they were
The i" tiiinitt.c repnrta preaenteil
showed that aaveral of the members
were doing what they could to adver
tise this aeotion. Frof, II nlev wrote
IM letters and A. W. Trow soma 600.
There are aoorea of boya and girls and
men and women whoahnuld be wilting
(altera to their acquaintances In
other sections, telling tbem of the
many advantages we have bere.
Nina of the organizations of the
twenty two womena clubs here re
sponded to the iuvitation to form a
ladles auxiliary and Hecretury Orauel
waa lotaructed to organize them.
The members were requested to
notify the secretary when any new
families come hera so that the ladies
may cull on them. It Is believed that
tula will be a valuable addition to
the work already being dnua.
200,000 ACRE EASTERN
OREGON EAND DEAL
The Oregon ami Western Coloniza
tion company consummated a deal ou
Saturday whriehy they trade 100,
ooo acres of land in Crook couuty
for the Transportation building In
Chicago, valued ut .'l. .'.011.000. as
sum lug the mortgages against the
The laud Includes much Hue tim
her east ot Frluaville aud will be
colonied by a group of Herman far
mers this t ring.
W. F. Davidson aud L W. II ill.
who own thi-ae lands are men who
do big thiiua.
PURE FOOD INSPECTORS
MAKE A VISIT AROUND TOWN
We are publishing the report of
the Inspectors who made the rouuds
of the inarke.s. dalrya bakeries, aud
hotels a few days ago, but It is due
to tbe owners to stale that thla lathe
Ural inspect ion ever made here and
few ot tbe people knew what was ex.
I I led of them and others were given
low luting lactone they had not ail
Ihe equipment deemed in eo-,.i h
the luspfctoia. Tu Illustrate, the I.
A Iv bakery fell way oil' because they
iiad no store room separate I Kim llieii
I. nkc room. othciH hud similar iv
perleuces and when the next inspi .
tlOII In made it la ale to SUV that
there will be a much higher sandaid
givCII all Of Ibetli
NOTHING NEW IN RAILROAD
MATTERS AT PRESENT TIME
The railroad situation does not de
Velop us rapidly as some would like
to sua It but is coming around gtudu
ally ami in sj fw eeks something
will be aunuuueed tu satisfy all.
The bridge crews that have been
ul work on tba bridges near Nvssa
expect to be tluusfeiied here in a t I
lays aud work slarted on the twe
bridgee across the Snake at tbis niece.
The water is too deep to work on
the Nyasa bridges to advantage and as
tbe sprilig riae Is due most anyjtiun
now the slluatlou Is let improvliug.
There was a load of laboreis taken
to the front Tuesday for the railroad
and Ibey ara, busy extending the road
to Clvaiside aa lapidly as possible.
William Ilanle.v says the road will
i each Harney this seasoiu.