Up ONURIO-The Future Metropolis of Eastern Oregon The Banner Wool Market for the Interior of Oregon (BnUt0 xm. The Ontario Arjru leads in Prestige, merit, and Circula tion. Watch us grow The Produce from 15,000,000 acres it marketed from On tario each year Representative Newspaper of Ontario and Malheur County. VOLUME XVIII ONTARIO. OREGON, THURSDAY. OCTOBER 1. 1914. NO. 40 m YOUNG MAN IS ELECTROCUTED While Moving a Hay Der rick Under Power Line. FORGOT ALL ABOUT DANCER O- I. I iin-.h;i in was electrocuted here Monthly while moving a hay derrick, dying a few hour after tho accident l Mm -1111111 and several other had been atackliiK hay went of the city, near the hitch power linen and were moving the derrick to start another atack nearer the power line, two teamn hauling th' derrick, when the boom atruck the power line. Dlngham waa caddylng tlio fork, connected to tho iinnm with n calile and the boom waa bound with a stool rod. Fortunntely the automatic clutch threw the power off when tho line grounded and saved tho othora from Injury. One of the teamn was knockud down and the driver started to unhitch them, but Kot a shock before the power stop ped Another man started to help the unfortunate man who waa under the fork, but the electricity forced him away. Dingbam wni hndly burned, his IihihIm and arms uud feet ami lower IIiiiIih being churreil and other pnrtn of hla body heliiK badly burned. He ia a young married man. There waa a danger kUd on a post not over thirty feet from where the ac cident happened. A VALF LADY HAS A DREAM AND RUSHES INTO PRINT A lady contributor to the "Enter prlae" points with great prlue to the fact that after ten yeara of work, and much expense, a lawn and some slutde treea have finally been grown around the old court house at Vale, at the expense of the county. TIiIh i Imply shows that the building atands upon poor and worthless soil, and In another good argument for moving the court house to a more dealrable loca tion. The taxpayera of the county will naturally wonder how many huudreda of dollars of their money have gone into this lawn. Then again the old building contrasts with this beautiful lawn just like tobacco juice on the bosom of a dress shirt It will be all right, though, after Vale has persuaded the taxpayers of the county to erect a new two hundred thousand dollar court house on the site of the old one. We are always glad to be shown the beautiful things which the taxpayers money has pur chased for the benefit of Vale. WHICH ONE IS TRYING TO LEAD YOU FROM THE TRUTH? Rev. Cook, in a communication to the Enterprise, claims that the removal of the county seat will utterly ruin Vale. Many of the other contribut ors and articles voice the same senti ment Then there Is the other side, wherein they claim to have thousands and hundreds of thousands of acres of rich lands surrounding their town, all provided with water by proposed projects and that Vale is destined to be the greatest center of agricultural Improvement in Oregon. Some of these people are evidently wandering from the truth. Eighty per cent of the people of Malheur County want their county seal located at Ontario, ten per cent favor Vale and the other ten per cent are not particular. Secretary' nryan is supposed to be earnestly examining the bead of the lion. Roger Sullivan, looking for a good place to bury the hatchet. DEMOCRATS AGREE ON REVENUE BILL Emergency Measure to Raise $105,000,000 Submitted to Congress. Washington. An emergency rev enue bill to provide 1106.000,000, tax ing beer, wines, gasoline, sleeping car and parlor car tickets, Insurance, tele graph and telephone messages, amuse ments and a variety of documents, was agreed on by the democratic members of the bouse ways and means commit tee. Stamp tax provisions of the bill and the tax on tobucco dealers, brokers, bankers and amusements will continue in effect until December .11, 1016. The remainder of the bill will be In force until repealed. Hankers are to be taxed $2 on each $1000 of capital, surplus and undivided profits. Proprietors of theaters, music and concert halls In cities of 16,000 population or over are to pay $100 each. Proprietors of bowling alleys or billiard rooms, $6 for each alley or Uble. Tobacco dealers and manufacturers re to be taxed tho same as In 1898. HoihIk and certificates of Indebted ness are taxl f cents for each $100 Involved, and freight and express re ceipts 1 cent each, with a mandatory provision that the shippers must pay this tax. Telephone messages are to PRINCE ALBRECHT Prince Albrecht, who Is leading one of the German armies now fighting against the allies In France. be taxed 1 cent on all tolls of 16 cents mmmmmmmmafKKm or more, and telegrams 1 cent a mes sage. l.tfi- insurance policies are to be taxed 8 cents on each $100, and fire, marine, casualty, fidelity and guaranty Insurance policies Vt cent each on each dollar. Because of constitutional questions, the committee eliminated altogether foreign bills of exchange, charter agreements, manifest and foreign bills of lading and also struck out all refer ence to stamp tax on checks, bills of exchange, drafts and deposit certifi cates and postofflce money orders, and on leases. THE YALE ENTERPRISE AND NYSSA JOURNAL DIFFER The Vale Enterprise claims all the credit for the favorable report ou the building of the Warm Spring reser voir Is due Vale boosters. The Nyssa Journal claims the credit Is due to Nyssa men and that Milt Hope, a Vale man, tried to have this water used exclusively by the short ditches along the Malheur, to Improve their service, and cut the Owyhee land holders out The Nyssa Journal has always en joyed the reputation of being a reli able publication, but we have never heard of the same charge belug made against the Vale Enterprise. L .X ilk Jt ? LB 1F .; I 4 vGfiflsEi COURT HOUSE WITH NO Thousands of Circulars and Newspapers Opposing the Bonds Circulated Here By Vale People Fail to Make Converts. ALL OF THE ONTARIO PEOPLE An election was held hero Tuesday to determine if it was the wish of the majority of the people of Ontario to present the county with a com pleted court house and grounds In case the people of the county decide on election day to have their county seat located at Ontario and the re sults showed that the Ontario people are a unit on the proHslt!on. There wus no tjuostlon about tho measure carrying and so there was a very small vote, only .174, less than half of the people voting. There were eight votes cast against the measure by persons who are not Identified with the Interests of Ontario. It Is certainly gratifying to our people to know how all of them are working In harmony and It should assure the voters of the county thut It Is the universal desire of the Ontario people to have them come here to transact their county business. The ijuestion as decided by tho vot ers prorlde thirty thousand dollars with which to purchase a site and erect a building suited for the needs of the county for many years and will save the couuty just that much money In caae they decide to come here, aa It will be necessary to have a new court houae erected In tho near future or extensive repairs made on the old building which is crucklug and show COLONIZING VOTERS TO DE FEAT WILL OF TAX PAYERS In this issue of the Argus appears a letter from A. Granger of Vale In which he takeH exceptions to the ac tions of the Vale hanks and business i 'i n lentil n g I) M llrogan I J". to begin work again on the Hully creek project. Mr. Granger seems to think that the loan was made to llro gan as a business Investment. It I erhapa was, but not the kind of busi ness investment that Mr (iranger thinks it was. The loan was not made to Mr. llrogan by the Vale peo ple because they thought it was a good loan. It waa made because the Vale bunch wanted llrogan to get a lot of Voters into the couuty before the No vember election. They do not expect to ever get their money back They know too much for that. What they do expect, is that enough outside votes can be brought into the county and voted at the November election to defeat the will of the taxpayers of the county, and who perhaps have been here only a few days will be colonized and voted in large numbers (just as large as the $20,090 will pay for) with the intent and purpose of defeating the will of the people of Malheur county. If this was not the Intent and purpose of putting up the $20,000, then why was It put up. If the Vale people had wanted to lend Hrogau this money as a business Investment they would have made it long ago for llrogan has been waiting these many years. The report is that Hrogan is to have lots of money by November Then why not wait until November. What is the rush? The rush is to get the outside p votes here before November 'i. Illegal voters of course, and vote enough of they to turn the election Talk about the Corrupt Practice Act. Can you keat It The Vale bow) about the corrupt practice act reminds one o' the cry of Stop Thief." BONDS MEET OPPOSITION HERE INVITE YOU TO CONE HERE ing signs of going to pieces. Tho pres ent building has but one small vault and main of the valuable papers, books ami maps are left exposed to am lire that may start In the build ing from the stoves or lull A suitable site for the building will be secured this week ami the complete plans and specifications for It an- now on file In the recorders office where thoy may bo seen by any one Tho niono. received from the sale of the bonds Is on deposit and there Is no poshllilllti of the defamers of the honor and Integrity of our citizens having an Inpmctlon Issued to stop the work, when tho people make their decision on election day. The money provided Is sufficient to completely rinlsh and equip thu build ing so that thu count will not bo at a dollars expense In the removal anil will save the price of a new build ing, as tho present Indebtedness of Vale Is beyond the limit set by bond ing houses and they can not possibly raise tho money necessary to replace the present court house. There were two other measures vot ed en, all being carried by a practi cally unanimous vote, although there were several Valeltes hero aud the town has been flooded with papers and circulars trying to mislead the people WHAT THE CATTLE AND SHEEP MEN ARE DOING I). P. Iogun shipped cars of extra good steers from Hrogau Wednesday for tho eastern market They were a well bred lot ami should top the market for their grade. Hob Stamp Id has bought JO.imio lambs In the Walla Walla eountn and will ship thorn east in few weeks. ('has. Pecker shipped out some beef cattle Wudhcsdav. There were four car loads of four year olds, about tho best ever shipped from here. J. K Cox picked up 15 cars of cuttle for the Aluska market in the John Day country und the train was wrecked before reaching Haker with a Bmall loss. Charles Hudson went to-Juntura Wednesday to pick up some sheep for feeding. Mick Dearmond and trunk Vlues were down from their ranches Tues dii. ou cattle business. A shipment of 18 cars of cattle from Hurnt river, Wilow creek and John Day went out to Portlaud yesterday- The shippers were Morfitt, Laughlln, Elliott and Trowbridge The Tonningsen brothers have been In the city this week from the sheep range The rains were hardly suffi cient to make the range good, but there is some grass and the sheep are doing well They have some dry ewes they will ship about the 20th. Edgar and Charley Chapman were In the city this week from the Alvord ranch on Stein mountains, where the) hate been for several months Frank Clerf was here this week, having come in with a shipment of cattle that he turned ow-r to Haker has a complete packing plant for hogs aud cattle la operation GERMANS ROSH MEN INTO EAST PRUSSIA One Corps a Day Added to Army In Preparation For Great Battle. London. "Germany Is reinforcing her army In East Prussia at the rate of one army corps a day," saya a dis patch from Petrograd to Lloyd's News Agency. "The reinforcements are be ing carried by 260 trains on all four available railways. Other troops are being hurried from Merlin and Schnol domuhl to Rultlo ports and thence by sen to Kast Prussia. "All this Is In preparation for the great battle to be fought along the whole western line. "At least 800,000 German troops are now gathered In an effort to balance the Austrian failures. The armies are already In touch and the grand battle Is bound to coin" soon." The Petrograd correspondent of the Evening News says the fall of tho town of t'hyrow has completely Iso lated the Austrian fortified position of Prtemysl, so far as railway com munication Is concerned, Chyrow Is Jo miles south of Prr.emysl. According to these same sources of Information the (Ioniums have thrown three army corps Into the Cracow dis trict. In preparation for the Russian attack which, It la expected, will not bo delayed much longer. GENERAL RENNENMMPF Osneral Rennenkamf, Commander of the Ikieelsn army eperatlng on the German frontier. GERMANS GAIN AT CENTER French Bring New Force Up West Bank of Mouse. Berlin. The following official state ment on the situation in Northern Prance was received from the heud quarters of the German general staff: "The euemy are using their rail roads In a general attack ou the ex treme end of the right flank of the German army. "At Bapaume (In Pas de Calais, 14 miles southeast of Arras) su sdvanced French division was repulsed by a smaller Gertuau force. "In the center of the buttle front we have made slight gains "The forts under bomburduient south of Verdun have withdrawn their fire and our artillery Is now engaged with forces which the enemy brought up on the west bank of the Meuue. "Elsewhere, the situation remains unchanged "Kamp des Kenalns. near 8t Mihlel, which was taken by the Huvurians, Is one of the barrier forts south of Ver dun." Luxemburg Palo In Part for Damages. Copenhagen. It Is reported here that Germany has already paid to the grand duchy of Luxemburg $250,000 as partial compensation for tin- dam age resulting from the violation of Its neutrality. In spite of the censors something that sounds like news keeps touting from Europe. JK :....VV ----r TAX RIDDEN AND HER Some Truths About Their Debts and Taxes. LOOK FROM DIFFERENT ANCLE It seems to be worrying the good people of Vnle about the wonderful bonded Indebtedness of tho eltjr of Ontario ami In order to sot thorn right we looked up the figures and found that tho present bonde I Indebtedness of Ontario Is five ami three-fifths per cent of her assnssed value, without the additions taken In recently, With those Included it will bo about 4 per cent of the assessed value In order to compare this with other places we looked up the bonded in dehte Incss of tho city of Vale and find that It ntnounts to over 20 per oont of her assessed valuation, or five por cent over what Is considered safety, by the bonding houses. That Is bond houses would not today consider addi tional Vale bonds at am price. The limit or municipal Indebtedness of Ontario, provided!) by tho new charter Is fifteen per cent- At the rate the present court house Is fulling to pieces It will be but a i hot i lime before there will have to be another built, In fact one Is need.. ' BBB to properly house the officials a. iii euro for the dm u Is th n n. deposited. Vale can never do anything low aid bulbil lB uiiolhcr court ho.isc, because she today In debt lor I, ,ru than the legal limit By a removal of the county seat to Ontario the county Is ssvod the price of a court house ut once Thou there is the saving to the count) In milage for the attendants at court and the Individual saving in time and expense for tho people who have to travel to Vale to transact business with the county. Muring the last three wars the mi tux of Vale has boon a little ovci double that of Ontario averaging over twi iity mills. This Is not mud. just u clean state ment of facts. SOME INSIDE HISTORY AROUT ALLEGED BOOSTING The raising of a few thousand dol lars in Vale to sturt work ou the Hully Creek project ami have a lot of men on hand at election time is beralde i In the Vale Enterprise as u act oi great public benefit It is but a few yeurs since they were knocking this same promoter and doing over) thing In their power to cripple him with the Hrogau project. The right of way out of Vale was held up to $inu un acre and when the matter was ftuull) taken to court the Vale appraisers stood In and the deal wus carried thtou-.li The few thousund dollars paid Hro gau ut this time will not compeiisste him for the wrongs done In the past We are hearing some things about the Nssa cut off ugain The lime this, was first sprung on the public wus when the Vale people were try ing to hold up the railroad people for right of way out of their town uud these holdups Stopped the build ing of the road several months, until tin cut orf story wus sprung uud the al Ites were given to understand tint tin Ir tow n would he cut off if a i. tit of way was not provided at a fair vuluatlon WHAT VALE IS TRYING TO DO The people are to be given the choice of having a court house built at Ontario for them without u dollaw H$MH to thu couuty or building u $200,000 court house ut Vale ut tho SIDOfiM of the tu,,r.crs The Vale people have plat ed the price on the kind or building the i on lor w aury for the county to build.