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About The Ontario Argus. (Ontario, Or.) 1???-1947 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 24, 1914)
The management had a hard
time of it Friday with the wind
blowing and dust flying, but
made the best of it and gave a
good show. With the good
weather today this will be the
best of the week from an enter
tainment standpoint as there are
several new numbers and nil the
finals to run off.
General Superintendent Whit
ney, Assistant General Freight
Agent C. I. Tuttle and Division
Superintendent Stevenson, of
the Oregon Short Line, i-ame in
Friday to teethe fair. They
were accompanied by Hi Dunn,
the Payette railroad man.
John Forbes wu visitor from Nyssa
B. F. Farmer, the nominee for sur
veyor from Nyssa, was in Ontario on
irrigation matters Wednesday. Mr.
Farmer is a thorough surveyor and en
gineer. H. L. Pratt was down from the Owy
hee Wednesday on business.
Hub Walters came down from his
Owyhee ranch Wednesday.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. I . J,
Hurtle on Tuesday.
A daughter was born Sunday at the
hospital to Mrs. A. B. Minaker.
Mrs. C. A. Haygood died at her resi
dence west of town on the tilth and waa
buried on the lth. Rev. Killenof Boise
officiating, and Wm. McBratney con
ducting the funeral. Mrs. Haygood
waa born in Baker county 3fl years ago,
and left six children.
Miles Michanl moved here from
Weiser this week and is occupying the
Cortright house, east of the high
Herman L. I.ang, of New York city,
is here visiting his cousins the Koyer
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Robinson and lit
tle daughter Vivian, of Duluth, Minne
sota, are in Ontario, visiting at the
home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.
J. C. Fairman, of Westfsll, who is at
the hospital, is reported on the mend.
Dr. Fry is home from an extended
trip to Jordan Valley.
P. J. Phillips, the Nyssa attorney,
was here on legal business Weduesday.
Mrs. Glover is visiting Boise relatives
and friends this week.
Baker Ball has gone to Juntura to re
ceive some cattle.
Elmer Orcutt was a visitor from
Weiser on Sunday.
McConnell Bros, shipped nine cars of
sheep east on Tuesday.
Mr. Miller, of Kansas, is here the
guest of Joseph Colly.
Prof. Petrie was here from Boise last
wech attending the fair.
Prof. Baty and family were interest
ed spectators at the fair last week.
A. E. Nichols is home from Ironsides
where he has a farm.
O. S. Smith has gone to Seneca, in
Grant county, where he has a stock
ranch. The family will remain here.
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Matter were here
last week from Cambridge for the
fair and to vlait with relatives
J. C Ulackwell, the Parma banker,
was culling on Outurto friends 8uuda.
Payette was here In force last week.
contributing the largest attendance
to the fair from any outside point.
Ed. Catlow was here Monday from
down near the Nevada. Una.
E. W. Van Valkenburg has moved
here from Hums and taken desk room
with A. W. Trow. He will handle Mal
heur and Harney county lands and
knowing the interior country thorough
ly should do a floe business. He has
purchased a home here. He Is the
father of Mrs. Wm Walker-
A. J. Whiteside and bis sister, of
Nyssa. were here last week visiting
with friends and attending the fair
Mr. and Mrs. (' E. Kenyon were
up from Weiser several days circulat
ing among their old friends
Editor Phegley, of the Jordan Val
ley Express, was here a few das laat
The Big Bend people will be
able to make a much better
exhibit next year, because they
will know better what to select
and will have learned fiom the
neighbor fair and the county
iair, of the varieties best adapted
to ili section. Also they will
have earned information about
the soiaction oi samples for exhibition.
Chet Martin came down from Coun
cil the first of the week for a short
Many inquiries were heard last
week about Hilly Jones. Mr- Jones was
detained at home by the Illness of a
son, but we hope he will not have to
miss any more fairs.
Papers published In the adjoining
towns are full of reports about what
people thought of the Fair here last
week and they all agree that It was a
great fair, about the best county fair
they ever saw.
Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Lawson and
friends, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Babcock
and family, and Mr. and Mrs Fred
Piatt. Mr. and Mrs A. 8 King visit
ed the Ontario Fair last week Parma
The land department haa made a
lew ruling to the effect that appllca
tlons to make entry cannot be exe
cuted more than ten days before filing,
but the entnman hns the right to
make out new papers.
Nearly half a million dollars has al
ready been disbursed to the fruit grow
ers of the Northwent so far this season
by the North Pacific Fruit Distribu
tors, according to figures Issued by
that central selling agency this week.
COMMISSIONER HERE FROM
THE IMMIGRATION BOARD
J. W. Brewer, manager of the farm
land bureau, In connectlton with the
Oregon State Immigration Commission.
was here last week getting In touch
with the bankers and real estate deal
ers This commission Issues circulars
of the different sections of the state
.umI are always anxious to have lands
that are for sale listed with them so
they can advertise them In their folders-
There Is no charge for the list
ing i nd no commissions charged, tin
expense of the aJvertlsing coming
from the stats- t .
United Presbyterian Church Services
Bible School at 10:00 a. m. Morning
Worship at 11:00 a.m., Rev. Carnea
will preach. Subject of discourse "The
Superiority of Gods Thoughts and
Ways". Young Peoples Prayer Meet
ing at 7:00 p. m. No evening service
on account of the Temperance Rally in
the M. E. Church.
Benjamin Harper Kime, the only
child of Mr. and Mrs. William Kime,
who was born at Harper on May 26,
BUS, died here Thursday morning.
He waa the first child born in Harper
and an unusually quick and strong child
until laat April, when he suffered a
stroke of paralysis. From that time on
his condition grew more serious each
day. He was brought to Ontario a few
daya ago for medical treatment, but it
waa found impossible to help his condi
tion, for on Thursday morning the sec
ond stroke that had been anticipated
some time came, and the struggle
ceased The funeral services were con
ducted from the Carter House Friday
morning, by Rev. Koenig of the Con
gregational church. Interment waa in
the Ontario cemetery.
County Fair Notes.
The fair costs a lot of work to
the people, but it is worth much
more than it costs and pays big
dividends on the investment.
The Brogan people who had
the oats that produced so heavi
ly and the perfect ears of corn
will select the best of their crop
for seed aud another season will
The people who had the to
matoes there had an opportun
ity of seeing perfect tomatoes,
filled so they will stand shipping
even surface and the other es
sential points and they will be
able to improve on what they
did this season.
The exhibit from the Nyssa
cheese factory will be a demon
stration to many to go into the
dairy business, not as an experi
ment but as a sure way of mak
ing better returns from their
That exhibit of Perry Hay
den's from Moore's hollow, show
iug what can be raised without
irrigation will encourage others
to try and do as well. Many of
them will succeed and increase
the production of the county.
AN EARIY SETTLER RETURHS
FOR THE WINTER MONTHS
Mrs- Oliver was here for the fair
from her home at Mlluer, formerly
known as Mormnn nasln. When
there were only two houses In On
tario Mrs Oliver made her first visit
here and she has been an Interested
spectator of the growth of the little
city since then. The llasln Is now
more active than In the early daya
when it was alive with placer miners.
The old gravel deposits have been
washed over several times, the values
extractod and now they are delving
down into the earth and bringing out
thousands of dollars each month
The Rainbow, owned by the United
Smelting and Fnflnlng Company, ia
running full time and the property Is
getting better as depth Is gained. There
are many other properties there with
THE DEMOSS FAMILY WILL
APPEAR EOR HIGH SCHOOL
The PeMoss family will appear In
the high school assembly hall Friday
cventt h, October 2, at 8:30 p. m- In ono
of their i nt 'intpments
These people have been hero and
were well received, giving a first class
ci.U-itklnment They are artists, com
Ktern and Juvenile prodigies. Violin
aoloa, cello solos, banjo band, bell
ringing, readings and monologs-
SINNOTT TRYING TO HELP
THE POOR HOMESTEADERS
CoDuresstnan Stimuli has hit I the
follov. iiiK bill passed :
fie ll enacted b the Senate and
House of Representatives of the I'nlted
Stun- of America In Congress as
sembled, That the entryman mentioned
In section twenty-two hundred and
ninety-one, Revised Htututes of the
I'nlted States, us amended by the Act
of June sixth, nineteen hundred and
twelve, Thirty-seventh Statutes, one
hundred and twent -three, upon filing
In the locul land office notice of the
beginning of such absence at his op
tion shall be entitled to a leave of
abseuce lu one or two continuous
periods not exceeding In the aggre
gate five months In each year after
establishing residence: aud umii the
termination of such absence, in each
period, the entryman shall file a
notice of such termination In the
local land office; but In case of coin
mutation, the fourteen months actual
residence, as now required by law,
must be shown, and the person commuting-
be at the time a citUeu of the
MAKE APPLICATION TO HAVE
YOUR LANDS SURVEYED
Every settler on surveNed land Is In
terested In securing an earl.v survey
by the department of the Interior The
allotment of the appropriation to be
various states for surveying public
lands Is passed eutirel) upon the re
lative number of applications for sur
vey, filed by bona fide settlers who
are living upon unsurveyed lands.
There are man such settlers In the
state of Oregon, and they have almost
entirely Ignored the luiortance of
filing an application for survey- Most
of them are uninformed relative to the
Importance of filing this application
and simply assume that surveys will
be made when the government gets
around to it, not knowing that the pre
ference for all surveya Is given to
Every settler on unsurveyed lands
should at once write to Ed. i; Worth,
l'. 8 Surveyor Ueneral of Oregon,
Customs House Hulldlng, Portland,
Oregon. In writing make an appli
cation for an early survey All such
applications will be reported uon to
the Department of the tuterlor, and
will hasten completion of the survey
of the unsurveyed public lands In the
Settlers on unaurve.ted lands are
also requested to write to C ('. Chap
man. Secretary, Oregon Development
League. Portland, Oregon, who is Iff
mj the (iovernineiit to complete tin-.-.-survejs.
With Information dlreeth
fro ii settlers 'in- Development I
' will ne aid. to hasten this work.
RREEZES THAT BLOW
Mr. Dewhirst arrived Saturday from
Middleton where he has been detained
on account of sickness. Hia friends
will be glad to know that he has recov
ered sufficiently to take np his work as
teacher in the high school. Earl Cot
ton who taught for him last week, will
leave for Salem soon to attend the
Last Tuesday evening the young peo
ple's branch of the W. C. T. U. was
organized at the home of Mrs. Burnett.
The following officers were elected:
Miss Emma Kesler. President; Marion
Robinson, Secretary; Lola Eldridge,
Corresponding Secretary; Lou Ramey,
Treasurer. They will hold their meet
ings the last Saturday in each month.
A large numlier from here attended
the M. E. Conference at Payette Run
day morning, they took their baaket
dinners and remained for the afternoon
services. The members of the Method
ist congregation will be glad to hear
that Rev. Deal was appointed pastor of
this church again this year.
Apple picking and packing are the
order of the day now. Several cars of
Jonathans have been sold for 90c and
$1.00 per box The growers are ex
pecting better prices later for later
There were no services al the M. E.
church here Sunday as the Boise Dis
trict Conference was in session at Pay
ette and a large part of the home con
gregation wanted to attend.
The school hoard met Monday of last
week and elected the following officers:
President, A. R. Eldridge; Vice Presi
dent, L. H. Makinson; Secretary, F. W.
Griep; Treasurer, J O. Scritchfleld.
Miss Ella Alliee of Oakland, Oregon,
arrived last week. She has been em
ployed by the Association Packing
House us fore-lady during apple pink
Miss Hall will teach cooking in con
nection with sewing in the domestic
science department. The Tussing house
northeaat of the school house is being
fitted for the pursise. ,
Mrs. O. G. Chamberlain and two
sons who have been visiting al the home
of her sister, Mrs. H. Whealdon, this I
summer, went to Vale last week to
spend the winter.
A car loaded with coal lumped the
track at Fruitland laat Thursday, and
it caused considerable trouble and delay.
The accident was due to the rails spread
Ralph Makinaon, Edsar Vestal and
C. K. Powell left Friday evemfrk for
Corvallia, where they will attend the
O. A. C. again this year.
Olive Harry who haa been visiting
old friends here for several weeks left
Tuesday evening for her home in Cor
vallia. Mr. D. L. Ingard's fine residence is
nearly completed. It is one of the larg
est and best equipped homes on the
Esther Johnson who graduated from
our high school last spring left Sunday
fur Lewiston to attend the State Nor
mal. Mr. and Mrs. George Fisher who
lived at Richmond laat summer, arrived
Saturday ami are now located on Mr.
Grant Fisher's place
Martha Stevens was thrown from a
horse into a ditch one day last week
and fortunatly she waa not badly hurt.
Miss Elizabeth It. -id left Tuesday eve
ning for Corvallis to visit a few weeks
at the T. F. Harry nome.
Mrs. Blair of Spokane ia enjoying a
visit at the home of her daughter Mrs.
W. A. Cloud.
Allen Kinnison left last week for
Moscow to attend the State University.
This is his third year there.
Eunice Day, formerly of this place ia
attending the State Normal at Lewis
ton. The people of Fruitland and vicinity
received a good number of the prem
iums awarded at the Ontario fair.
Velva Grimes left Sunday for Lewis
ton to attend the State Normal. This
will be her second year at that place.
Will Fiaer's moved to OnUrio Mon
day to make their home.
Frank Foster I. -ft Monday niornliiK
for Ontario where In- will conduct the
urlier shop in the Moore hotel. Mr
I . ter has been lure the past several
months ronductlni the barber shop
:n tin- Washtuftea hotel. His family
will foil .v hlai to the Or.on town
i.. .t vi . M aal
LARGE NUMBER SENT
One a Favorite of Oregon's
MOST FOR SOME PETTY CRIME
Sheriff D. H. Kerfoot left Saturday
evening for Salem with 11 prisoners,
the largest number ever sent to the
penitentiary from this county at one
term of court. The 11 prisoners are:
William H Smith and C. J. Griffin,
convicted on the charge of horse
stealing, sentenced to from 1 to 10
years. Smith and Griffin were but re
cently rejeased from the Idaho peni
tentiary where they were serving
terms on a similar charge
Clarence Amis, plead guilty to as
saulting the marshal at Westfall, sec
tenccd to from six months to It) ye......
C. G Orlffith plead guilty to larceny
from a person, from 1 to 6 ears.
Sam Dlsbaugh, plead guilt) to the
larceny of a horse and buggy, from
) to 10 years.
James Scott, convicted of robber,
from 3 to II years.
Orvil Pine, plead guilty to larceny
from a person, from 1 lo .'- yeara.
Ernest Norrls and Luther Prtiltt,
burglary, from 1 to 10 years.
R- A. Kulp, convicted of assault with
n dungeroiiH weapon at a former term
of court and paroled from the penl
teiitlury, returned for violation of his
S C. Thompson, paroled prisoner
from the Oregou pcnltcntlar, where
be was serving a term for horsestenU
Ing. Iinll.i.-I by the Miilln hi county
;riiii.l .in ry on a similar charge, re
turned to the peiilteutlurv lor the vio
lation of his parole with the present
Indictment still bunging over him-
Arthur E. Ilobsou and M A Green,
were arrested by Deputy Sheriff Hen
.1 llrowu on complaint of William
Edgley. special agent of the Oregon
Short Line Itnllroad coin pan , .barged
with being drunk and disorderly on a
passenger train between Ontario ami
They were tried before Justice (i.
L. King In Ontario and each fined
t'ii sod costs. The railroad company
claims there Is too much of this rowd)
Ism going on on their trains lately and
the) are determined to put a stop to It
L- H Springer, more familiarly
known a "Dad," of Ontario, Is vlslt
lug his son, Alva, and family uear
Narrows. Harney News
Kroessen Harness Co.
Harness, Saddles, Bits, Spurs,
Headstalls, Trunks, Suit Cas
es, Gloves, Whips, Robes, and
Neatly and Promptly Done
I Wm. McBratney I
g FUNERAL DIRECTOR And LICENSED EMBALMER S
Calls Answered Promptly Day or Night
0 Day and Night Tnones LiienseJ In IJdho & Ornjon 0
Wi ...... X ,,
SPECIAL SESSION OF CIRCUIT
COURT HELD HERE THIS WEEK
The Circuit court held a session here
Wednesday to try the suit over tl I i--cent
The court grunted a recount of the
ballots, and while the figures were dif
ferent the result was the same.
H. B. Grauel, who was declared elect
ed, has foddered his resignation ss di
rector, PRESIDENT O'BRIEN INSPECTS
i THE ROAD TO RIVERTOR
Trains are now running to Riverside,
the railroad people call it Riverton.
President O'Brien made a trip over
the road this week, but nothing could
be learned of his mission.
The Snake river is up two feet this
week, interfering with the work on the
The concrete men are busy on the
tirst pier and another gang is Duilling
a coffer dam for a pier under the second
COYOTES EAf IRONSIDES
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UIIIUIILIIU UIIIILI. IIIIIU
Coyotes are getting as plentiful and
common as dogs in this section. They
seem to be daily visitors all over the
vicinity. They visit the chicken house,
help themselves to chicken ami instead
of running off with it, stay where the
fowl has been captured and devour it.
Three coyotes have been killed at the
st. ire in the last three weeks, two in
the yard ami one across the mail. Large
numbers of them are Iteing found dead
in the hills and there are also cattle
.1. ..-I where the coyotes are. It is not
known, but they are supposed to have
hydrophobia. They seem to be starv
ing When tired al or chased by dogs
they seem unable to run
People who have cuttle on the rang
are on the lookout. A fine fat yearling
waa found killed, at Hie head of Willow
crock ami only the hind quarters taken.
Some one is thought to be getting hun
gry on account of the high cost of liv
ing. White Toiualnrs.
A inn. It In tomatoes was rrowu
this year by Hugh EgglcHtou p.
town garden They are pure white
Their eating qualities lire us good as
the old fush loiied red ones Mr.
Kgglcston Is an expert tomato grow
er and his vines, many of them from
seven to eight feet high, ure worth
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