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About The Ontario Argus. (Ontario, Or.) 1???-1947 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 13, 1914)
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ONTARKMhe Future Metropolis of Eastern Oregon
The Produce from
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Representative Newspaper of Ontario and Malheur County.
ONTARIO. OREGON, THURSDAY. AUGUST 13. 1914.
IS FEATURE OF WAR
Stubbornly Oppose and Block
Advance of German Army
London. A remarkable and unex
pected feature of the opening days of
the great Kuropean war waa the stub
born resistance offered by the Bel
gians of Liege to the Oerman advance
Though the city haa been occupied
by tho Oermana. It held out heroically
for daya agalnat the wave of Oerman
Invasion which shattered Itself against
the forts held by the brave Third Di
vision and the Fifteenth mixed brl
gade, commanded by General Letnan.
Thi in 1 1 in i lnaa sustained by tha
Oerman Invaders la the most serious
encountered by any army In modern
The great Prussian assault on Fort
Boncellea ended In a terrible sliiught
r, storming Infantry melting away bo
fore tho machine guna of the defend
ers. During tha Oerman night attack on
Liege they were received with a ter
rible fire from the head of the street
a well as the houses on either side
Women and children carried ammiinl
tin. i for the defenders.
"he Belgians fell on them like furl.-.,
aoldlera and civilians alike using
kn'ves, revolvers and rifles, and wo
mi n and children and grnybearda tak
Ing psrt. many of tho women pouring
boiling water from tho windows on
the charging Uermans In the narrow
l.ondon Messages received here In
off.i-i.il quartera from the Belglun gen
eral staff aaaert that the occupation
of tha town of Liege by the German
troops has not had the slightest In
fluence on the strategic sltustlon.
It Is declared that ao long as the
ring of forts around Liege remains In
tact, tha guns command three of the
principal roads by which the German
army can advance. This, It Is pointed
out, makea It Impossible for the Oer
mana, under the present circum
stances, to receive supplies or am
As far as can be learned by the Bel
glan general staff, some 120,000 Oer
man troops were engaged at Liege.
They are said to have been so weak
enad as to be unable effectively to at
tack the forts. On the other hand, it
is argued It is not possible for tha
forts to concentrate their fire on the
town of Liege itself.
ALL EMBASSIES ARE
REACHED BY BRYAN
Washington Secretary Bryan an
nounced that the American govern
ment now was In communication with
all Its European embassies ami legs
For many days the slate depart
COUNT VON MOLTKE
Count Von Moltka, chief of ataff of
tho Gorman army, who will direct tha
Gorman forcsa in tha European war.
fcl .m w
mi ji 7
ia bb " H
ment has born unable to communicate
with Ambassador Gerard, at Berlin,
but communication was restored. Mr.
Bryan telegraphed Ihqulslng about
An liar M. Huntington, president of
the American geographical society,
and others, reported arrested as spies.
Assurances that Americans soon
would be able to leave Germany were
given several days ago and the open
ing of communication with Ambassa
dor Gerard was expected to clear up
all doubts on the subject.
One of the first messnges from Mr.
Gerard was I formal notification from
the German foreign office that most
German ports had been mined and re
questing that American ships tie warn
ed against liivigatlng In any ports
which might be bases of hostilities
for foreign forces.
State department officials denied a
report that Ambassador Guthrie, at
Toklo, had presented a note to the
Japanese government, dealing with
iw.M.ii.i.. flavelnnmenlH Involving Ja
pan In China. It was Indicated, how
aver, that Ambassador Outhrle waa
making Informal Inquiries to learn tho
intentions of the Japanese govern
ment with respect to the war.
Germans Invade Russia.
Copenhagen. According to advices
received here, the Oerman Invasion of
Russia began with the landing o 40.
ooo men from transports at Kkenaes.
Thla expeditionary force, aald to have
been convoyed by the German Baltic
fleet, Is reported marching on HelslQg
fors, the capital of Finland.
The movement Is believed to mean
that Oermany plans an offensive
movement directly against St. Peters
burg. Oermana Fight British at Sea.
I.midon The admiralty has an
nounced that one of the cruiser squad
rons of the main fleet was attacked
by German submarines.
Nona of tho British ships was dam
One German submarine was sunt.
BY FRENCH TROOPS
Paris. -An official announcement by
the French war office savs It Is con
firmed that after evacuating Mulhau
sen the Oerman troops retired to Neu
Brelsach. 13 miles to the eaat of Kol
mar, on the railroad.
The French minister of war gives
the following account of the occupa
tlon of Mulhausen, In Alsace-Lorraine,
by the French:
It was nightfall when the advance
guard of the French brigade approach
ed Altklrch, saya tha official state
ment The city was well defended
and occupied by a Oerman brigade
The French began the assault with
ardor, a regiment of infantry dlstln
guishing itself In a furloua charge,
shortly after which the Germans re
tired in disorder.
Darkness permitted the Germans to
ciiiueal themselves and the troops of
i ..... .. ..i,r..i...i ih,. cltv amid the
h.-i rs of the people. All windows of
the houses were thrown open, veter
ans of 1870 embraced the French sol
diers, and a great shout resounded.
At dawn the advance guard resumed
its march. The cavalry failed to flr.d
German patrols and the march of toe
entire brigade on Mulhausen was be
In the afwrnon the scouts found
thai many linioriant SStSBSSS protect
ing Hit- city had been abandoned and
iti lets than half an hour later the
li, wildly cheerlag UtS tricolor,
MOTHER BIRD FIGHTS SNAKE.
Defends Her Young A&a.nst s Disap
Oread Jinn-tum. Colo.-The love of a
cliff BWaliOW for lnT newly hatched
babies nerved the " other bird for a
tsful duel i:'i " Ball rattle
nagS In the El I'uso gulch on the des
ert north of the city.
Tlu- bird had made her ne.t in a low
tivi i- on one side of the t-'Ui h. A
party of survejtorx on the other side
rstcAd the snake crawl slowly to
ward the nest When It came within
thri-e feet the mother bird left her
young onea and attacked the snake
v.ith her Beak and claws Two ou
blmighis convinced the reptile that bis
huies were lu aln The lilnl was sav
ed from furtbei harassment by the en
' t i-i .. h i-io-.i rii.. snake.
R. A. BOOTH, CANDIDATE
FOR UNITED STATES SENATE
Visits Ontario and Malheur County
and is Well Pleased With Outlook
FORMERLY A RESIDENT OF EASTERN ORESON
Hon. R. A. Booth of Kugene,
Uomiblicnn nominee for United
States Seuator, was in Malheur
county this week meeting the
voters and getting acquainted
with the conditions and needs
of this county. Senator Booth
is making an automobile trip
over the counties o' eastern
Oregon, having come through
Sherman, Wheeler, Grant and
Harney to Malheur, and after
iMrVloi here will visit Lake and
Klumaih counties by auto. Mr
Booth is u native Oregonian
and has resided in this state all
In- life, live years of which time
was on the ranges of eastern
Mad Coyote Aattacks Boy.
Marion Wilson rescued a twelve year
old boy from the horrible fate of being
bitten by a mad coyote last Monday in
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whst is known as Jacobson a dutch on
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uin-i i.ciin - a -u
northwest of Ontario. The boy, whose
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name is r..ini.i "iiiii - ?
down into a part of the gulch where
there is s spring to get a drink of
water when a coyote apeared and at
tempted to bile his pony. The pony
eluded the fsngs of the furious and
erased animal but because of the steep
inclines was unsble to escspe from
it... n.,,.l. Into which it was cornered.
Fortunately for the lad and hi. trusty
eayeuse, Marion wiiwiii ui vimi.
who was moving s well drilling outfit
to his desert clsim farther weat came
along and hearing the frightened boy'a
crys for help hastened to hla rescue
Not having a k" Mr Wilson seised
the first svailable weapon which hsp
liened to be a crow bar and attacked
the animal After a short struggle he
theantm.l Alter s snon "KK-,
succeeded in killing it without being
injured himself and thus saved the lad
from being bitten and perchance killed.
It is reported that there are a numlier
of mad coyotes in thi section and it is
dangerous to go into it unarmed.
Irrigation at Drewsey.
The irrigation project at Drewsey
under the superviaion of Edwin John
son is nearing completion. The ditch
heads in the middle fork of the Mai
heur river near the Sitz ranch and will
carry water enough for 240o acres of
ugh for Hi' acres or
open much new coun -
land This v. ill
try and will greatly increase the value
of the farms in that section
Cattle Beinif Rounded Up.
Stuck men of the upper Burnt river
and Malheur sections have started on
DM fall ride for cattle which will be J
shipped to market this fall.
The owners report the range this
war .Yi-.-iitionallv ioih! and rcort that
the cattle are in a better condition
than they have been for many years.
Notice what the tirst letters of the
nations now at war sjiell:
Waaat flllli 5' . bluestem, sSc;
red ItUHsian. -
Hay Timothy, !K; alfalfa, $12.
Butter -Cream . :il'c
Wheat Blu. Mem, Ms; club, c.
r,i Knsniaa, ks.
Ha Tlmoihy, $17 per ton; alfalfa,
$14 pgf ton
Butter f-amery, 31c.
Oregon. He was very much
pleased to see the development
of this part of the state, and
says there are great possibilities
for eastern Oregon. Mr. Booth
is probably the only candidate
for the United Stales Senate
who ever condescended to visit
the remote parts of this state to
get acquainted with the voters
and learn first handed the con
ditions and needs of the state.
He has been an untiring worker
all his life, and when MMtad t
the United Slates Senate, will
not be accused of Hitting idly by
iiml permitting Oregon's inter
est to be neglected.
BEES UNEARTH TREASURE.
St.ng Mule. Which Kicks Hole In Wall)
Out Drops $94.
I'lessautdale. N. J. Cltlseus of this
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town wuo iiiKimi- i urn.- i -
. . f Wn.twl. Conn.
'gave up exhausicn niicr un mi
,trugge t u,,., George Slmonds from
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telllDu the following story:
Slmonds owns a foxhound, whii-h
went huutlng. In an hour or so there
were howls In the woods above tho
8lmouds bouae. and the dog cauie luto
V il" W SB
He waa covered with honey bees
"three or four thick." Slinomls says,
and waa carrying ou terribly. He
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ran Into the bara. upael things ss he
shake off the
i.... .....i ...i Hrvi iii front of the
house. Hlmonda gratmed up a garden
noes aud directed the stream on tho
The water drowned several ipiarts
of bee. but tin- survivors left the dog
end made for lb bam There they
began operations ou s big gray mule.
The water nut the ISSSMS to rout.
i ( fw ui.k T,t. ,mllo
humped himself, and also ror lues
gave oue last kick Ills heels looeeued
a partition, and au old brown taMS
box tumbled down ou to the stable
Slmonds opened the box and found
bills and change auioiiutlug to $U4. He
saya be thinks some foreigner he em
ployed put the uioney there years ago.
HARVEST HAND A WOMAN.
Fade as Bhe Tnsd to Hsndls Pitchfork
, Topeks. Kan -For six weeks Marie
I . a a .. W I ... 11 a.taia.fl ill
1....-1. l ..r h... Arc. Ark. noccd In
K.i i .in!, as a ma n She wore mens
clothing, and during harvest helped
about cook -'i ' ks and the bam and
did Unlit "ink le nine she tiunounre.1
I she tea not utrolig euough to do a
The farmer bin ami) short of help and
she was couii'1'lli-.l to take a pit hfork
and help stai k wheat Her a. tlons
caused: the fanner, who had been kiis
i.ti-ioiiM of her sex. to act use bis slen
der, Klrllsh looking hiieil man of being
a giil. and Maris i onfeasv 'i
She wan liaM-liliJ with J. I'. I'hll
Ups of Jm-kson, Ti un . who was work
ing In the Held whi-n tin- gtrfg atl lie
came known ike Is betas hi id by
the rounty attorney of Kiowa county
at Oreeasburg, Kan valis :n effort is
belug made to locate her relatives. Tin
girl explaliic.1 that she and PfelllaJM bad
"buiiimeil" on b"X cars and walk-d ties
to K ansae.
Relief Voted Settlors.
Washington The reclamation bill
steading from 10 to HO years the time
In which settlers may repay the Oov
rnmeut for water rights on irrigated
land, was finally passed in the house.
No Sisn Mads for Paacs.
Washington -There has been no In
dication so far that any of the powers
of Kurope are going to accept the
Vnlted States' proposal for mediation
MANY FILE FOR OFFICES
James H. Hawley for Senator Among
the Filings Made.
Boise Not one of the state offlcea
is to be permitted to go begging.
Tin-re are nominatlona filed for all of
James H. Hawley was the laat to
file. His nomination as a democrat
for United States senntor was filed
Just before the hour of closing by W.
A. Cotighnnour of Payette. The for
mer governor makes the seventh who
has filed for thla office -French.
Bradv, Allshle and Gooding, republi
cans, Nugent and Hawley. democrats,
and Clagstone. progressive. Mr Haw
ley filed his acceptance with the nom
ination. Hugh K. McKlroy of Boise was en
tered as a progressive candidate for
governor; T. A. Walters of Caldwell
became an official candidate for at
torney general as a democrat; Wil
liam H Holdnn of Idaho Falls entered
u,,. , ,, .. rm ludge in the ninth dla
trlct; K. H. Reitlg Is the first progres
sive to enter the race for rapreaeoU
live In congreKS. His home Is a Filer.
George Jai-ohson of Mounlalnhome
nominated William C. Howie of that
place for Judge In the fourth district.
James W. Caples of Salmon became
a candidate for slate mining Inspector
on tho progressive ticket. Paul Clag
stone filed his acceptance of the nom
ination for 1'nlted States senator on
the progressive ticket.
Another Dividend of Nampa Bank.
Nampa Receiver Stnallwood of
the Bank of Nampa. Ltd.. which was
closed last September on order of the
atate bank commissioner, has an
nouueed his readiness to pay deposl
tors and other creditors of the Inst!
tutlon a second dividend of 15. per
cent on their claims Saturday. Au
Crops Good Around Oroflno.
Orotino Farmers are In the midst
of harvest. Full grain slid that sown
early'ls making fully an average crop.
If not better, aud It Is an excellent
quality Barley Is turning out from
60 to 70 bushels to the ucre
Berlin. ---Russia has begun the In
vasion of OSfSJsM territory, Russian
forces having crossed the (ierniar.
frontier at Bchwlnden, southeast of
Blalla, while a Russian patrol entered
Germany near Klchenrled, in I'osen.
The Russian column, which crossed
the frontier at Schwlnden was accoiu
panted by artillery
'I he Russian patrol which entered
near Klchenrled attacked the German
guard at the railroad bridge over the
Warthe. The attack was repulsed.
Tv.ii Germans were slightly wounded.
The above Information waa glveu
out by the Imperial staff.
Berlin. -Russian Cossacks, who had
crossed the frontier from Russia Into
C.i many, were repulsed at Johannls-
berg by the Kleveiith Pomeranian dra
A Russian officer and five Cossacks
were killed and II wire raptured.
Seven Germans were wounded
(ierinaii troops have occupied Ka
lis, In Rubsiun I'oland
MEDIATORS FAIL TO SETTLE
Find it Difficult to Find Solution of
Clniauo - Me.lianon has tailed to
1 s.iiiii- no- s$i Stflereaass i-
tin- fl vaetl rn railroads anil leM
ssissssm Aii'-r ai at ass
sions tin federal board ol njedlatioo
and loiiiiliaiioii annoiim i-'l Ikat H VM
trwm; to .it-it u working basis by
wblcb both sides would ssaasst 14 r
biliali- UsStf .lili.-relices
'Ih.- ;i i.riu.l.. .-in. lit ot the crisis III
ti,.. negotiations satwaas ths BsSSJ
,1,,, an.) .In- vs.iiiiiik eiiiployes and
employers, was ui'.de by G W W
Hanger, neaibef si las federal board
ot un Statist and toiicillation. who
"It has been apparent for the last
three S" tout days that the iiuestlon
could not be settled by un-illation, and
Ihe board ihinfore is trying to SflSSt
a workable basis b) which both sides
will coubeui io srsttratloa
ALLIES COMBINE ON
SOIL OF BELGIDM
British, French and Belgian
Troops Cross the Line of
Brussels Belgian official reporta
received by the war office record the
Important fact that a Junction haa
been effected by Belgian. British and
French troops across the line of the
German advance through Belgium.
At liege, where the Belgian garrl
aon has presented such a stubborn
front to the German attackers, fight
Ing has ceased and the Kelglan Iroopa
and cltliens have taken advantage of
the lull to strengthen the defensea.
The French troops have crossed the
frontiers of Belgium, and their ap
proach Btrengthona the position of tbo
Belgian army from hour to hour.
London Kngland's action In ruah
Ing troops across to the channel to the
aid of the llelglans, means that the
war office no longer considers the
Germs n fleet a menace So long aa
there was danger from It the army
waa to have been held In F.ngland to
repel a possible Invsslon.
The plan of the war office Is to send
at least loo.ooo men to Belgium from
F.ngland and In detour the entire co
lonlal army to the continent as soon
as they arrive The Canadian contln
gent of 11,000 men will he on the
ground In a month and the Vustral
lans and New Zeiiliinders will not be
KAISER GOES TO FRONT
German gmporor Off by Motor to
London A dlapafch from Rome to
tha Dally Mall Bays a report Is cur
rent I hat Kmperor William has left
Berlin lu a motor car for the Alsatian
Tba military critlea of the newapa
pera consider the report from Roma
that F.mperor William has left Berlin
to Join the general ataff of the arsay
on the Alsatian frontier to Indicate
that the Germana are ready to engage
the French In great force.
The Dally Mall's Rome correspond
ant adds that, according to dispatches
from Basel, Swltxerland, the Gormaua
have evacuated Sank! I.udwlg. In Al
aace, four miles to the northwest of
Baael, and that a battle Is imminent
on the Franco Swiss frontier.
Wheat Club, sr.c, bluentein, KKi
red Russisu, IBS,
Hay Timothy. $!, alfalfa, $1?
Butter 4 'reamer). ..'He
Kggs Ranch, BJs
MRS. W00DR3W WILSON
B) by Uali.au.
Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, wife of tha
President, who died in Waahlngton
and was Interred in Rome, Ga-. Tuea-day
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