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About The Ontario Argus. (Ontario, Or.) 1???-1947 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 4, 1915)
I ML I I II i IM
The Produce from
15,000,000 acrea i
marketed from On
tario each year
Ontario is in the
Centre of the Great
Snake River Valley
Representative Newspaper of Ontario, Malheur County and Snake River Valley.
ONTARIO. OREGON. THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 4. 1915
IN ONTARIO SOON
Two Thousand Dollar Guar
antee is Posted by
II, r i r Trowbridge, agent for the
l'irii'li ciivrrnmcnt, hit given Q, j.
Carter and Walter Glenn a contract
i, i , '.i- cavalry anil artillery horse.;.
Mi Trow bridge has paid C. C. Carter
twi thousand dollars an a guarantee
that the inspection will he given some
tinir In tween February 10th and 20th.
Clltef ami Glenn have on hands at
preheat about two hundred horses and
will buy all that will pass inspection.
The exact date will be given in the
next issue of the Argus and hand hills
vill he printed giving full particulars.
Tli'' inspection will take place at the
fair grounds, which the French gov
ernment has leased until May. The
qualification! Of artillery nnd cavnlry
1 1 - .' ih.it Ihcj must In- between
fniiiiiiii hands, three inches, and six
tecn hands, one inch in height. They
must he between the agon of five and
ten years, and must be scrvicenbly
Tin re is no weight specifications
nml liruisiH and blemishes are diart-gaiili-il
as long as it does not interfere
with the serviceability of the horse.
It will pay all persons having horses
to sell to watch for further announce
ments of this inspection.
CIRCUIT COURT HOLD
COMMERCIAL GLUB TO
ELECT NEW OFFICERS
Annual Meeting of the Club
To be Held Wednesday
Night February 10th
The annual meeting of the Commer
cial Club for the election of OfflOMI
will be held in the club rooms in the
City Hall next Wedncsduy evening,
This will be the most important
meeting of the year as aside from the
election of officers there will be a com
plete report of the finances and a gen
eral report from each of the standing
committees. Also each committee will
make recommendations for next year's
work, which should be of great im
portance. The presence of everv mem
ber is desired.
VALE AND ONTARIO
TO DECIDE ON SAN
full rAnMtllu Commissioner Weaver and
James Lackey Make Trip
J. S. Stinson Says Farmers
Save Money by Owning
1'imiit Court was held Fab. 1, Sand
4 of this week in the City Hall. Next
week, Feb. 8, court will also aet. Feb.
1, arguments on both sides of the case
of Jenkins vs. Owyhee Ditch Company
was heard mid thirty days was given in
u Inch in submit briefa.
Kel.. :i, the case of O. 8. Smith
vs. .Agnes Downa came up and ten
ls' time was given to continue the
case. Also, the case of S. A. Hobaon
vs. (). Connor was up. A motion for a
new trial was overruled ami the defen
dant gave notice of appeal to the Su
preme ( ourt. In the af term o i sev
eral motions to strike out a portion of
the pleading in the case of Dunbar va.
Magill and others, were allowed. To
da several cases are to lie heard.
BIG BEND MAN RAISES
RECORD YIELD OF CORN
Dear Sir: In reply to yours of re
eent date will give aa complete an ac
count a possible of how I cared for my
corn field which yielded 108 bushels to
me acre, for which 1 received second
prue at the corn contest held in Ontar
io on November 12th.
When 1 decided to raise corn the past
year, my object was not to enter a con
test, or to make any experiments of
any kind, but simply because I am a
KJ. k raiser and believe in the food val
ue contained in this grain. I also believe
in diversified farming and rotation of
crop.,. The ground upon which this
corn was raised was in alfalfa for eight
years. 1 the spring of 1918, I plough
ed out the alfalfa and sowed to wheat,
after the wheat was harvested nothing
mure was done to the ground until the
mm spring, when I ploughed again us
ing the two way plough. Then I har
rowed twice with a spike tooth harrow
and gave the ground a thorough water
ing. After this I went over the ground
with a spring tooth harrow, now the
Pound was in a suitable condition for
Mj seed was of the Yellow Dent var
iety and was carefully selected from
Matt 1 raised the previous year.
I bogin planting May 6th, the corn
(bitted with a P. & O. corn plant
er in row.- 3ft. 6in. apart.
1 legan cultivating the following
I M M MM as the corn began to ap
pear, the first time using a rive shovel
cultivator and four times with a two
All lovers of basketball should huve
been at the high school games last
Friday evening, as two of the moat
exciting games of the season were
played. The large crowd that attend
ed seemed well pleased. The games
were between the Weiser High School
and the Onturio High School boys and
The O. H. S. girls put up u hard
fight against the heavier team of
Weiser, but were defeated by a 16 to
21 'score. The boys game was about
the fastest that has ever been played
here and the Weiser team went home
with a 24 to 15 score against them.
A great deal of credit should be
given for the excellent team work of
the O. H. S. boys; to Erneat Grame
who ran up the acore, and Earl Weaver
whose spirit injected much of the in
terest of the game.
The coming game will be between
the O. H. S. .:iid Vale, and will be held
at the Ontario Opera House, Friday,
February ", and we offer the pre
diction that it will be the fastest game
ever played in Ontario.
J. L Stinson, in the extension ser
vice of the University of Idaho, called
at The Arjrus office Tuesday. The es
tablishment of a creamery here was
discussed and Mr. Stinson gave the fol
lowing interesting information concern
ing Jthe co-operative creamery at
This creamery was established two
and a half years ago with less than
one thousand dollars capital. The first
month. October. 1912, nine hundred
dollars was paid the farmers for their
butter fat. At the end of the flrat
year, forty two thousand dollars had
been paid to the farmers and during
1914, almost seventy thousand dollars
was distributed among the farmers.
The creamery was started with the
product from four hundred cows and
now between eight and nine hundred
cows are producing butter fat.
The creamery is run on the co-operative
plan and the farmers are actually
running it ami not merely doing the
rough work. The stringency in money
matters is not felt among these farm
ers and thev are in a better financial
condition than those of most commun
ities. Ready money is always available
aince every month six or eight thous
and dollurs are paid the farmers for
This is outaide money, too, aa almost
all of the creamery output is sold out
side of Nampa. Mr. Stinson is a firm
believer in the co-operative plan since
the farmers do not have to aupport
some corporation to receive the highest
price for their butter fat.
John Weaver, county commissioner,
und James A. Lackey left for Baker
Tuesday evening to attend the meeting
of the Knstern Oregon division of the
Oregon exhibit for the Panama expo
sition. This meeting was held for the
purpose of determining what repre
mentation eastern Oregon should have
at San Francisco, when further ship
ments of exhibits should be made, how
much money will be nvnilable and
other matters concerning the exhibit.
After this meeting the county court
will appoint the man who will repre
sent Malheur County at the Panamn
FATHER AND SON
BIT BY MAD DOG
GO TO PORTLAND
Will Take Pasteur Treat
ment. Pet Dog Causes
LONGER AND WIDER
SKIRTS NEW STYLE
Longer and wider skirts, shorter
jackets and flaring coats, are the new
styles for spring and summer, accord
ing to C. H. Barnett of the Golden Rule
Store, who returned Saturday from
Chicago and New York where he had
been purchasing new stock for the
coming season. Mr. Barnett states that
the skirts are to be longer and wider,
with short jackets. Coata for spring
will be short with flaring bottoms, and
some with belts. Fancy high collars
are to be seen everywhere, he states.
Mr. Barnett was gone from Ontario
about two wi-i-k.v He says there is
little talk in the east of hard times,
and the tendency is for a general
awakening in every line of business.
GOME TO A CLOSE
This corn grew vary rapidly, being
helped considerably by the numerous
slight rain rails which occured about
A late frost, however, in June caus
ed quite a setback, the leaves of the
plants turned yellow and prospects of a
corn crop were very uncertain.
The weather, however moderated to
such a degree the corn rallied and from
then on sent forth a vigorous growth.
It received its first irrigating on the
third of July, now being too high to
In all it was watered four times dur
ing the season. The past summer after
the late froat, proved ideal weather for
During the latter part of the summer
I learned from our county agriculturist,
W. R Shinn, of the corn contest to be
held under the auspices of the Pomona
Grange, at Ontario, and I decided to be
one of the ten to represent this section
of the county.
On October 20th, Mr. Shinn, accom
panied by Mr. A. (, Kingman, used a
tape, and measured the acre of corn,
winch 1 huskeU and Mr. Kinvman
weighed and took the required amount
with him to Ontario where it was turn
ed over to the judges and found to yield
108 bushels per acre.
Geokok W. Swigekt,
The Union Tabernacle meetings
closed Sunday night with the house
packed, the largest religious gather
ing ever held in Ontario. Owen F.
Pugh, the choir leader and soloist, left
Monduy evening and Rev. Haudens-
chield and wife left Tuesday for their
new field at Watcliburg, Washington,
he meetings here were a great suc
cess and over two hundred persons
have declared their intention to be
come active workers in the churches.
The financial report is not yet com
plete as some of the material has not
been sold, but the financea are in good
ahape. Lochead and Glover pur
chased all the dimension and one inch
lumber. The lumber used for the
seats was returned to the lumber yards
of whom it was rented.
The account of all money received
and paid out was kept in detail and
the books are in the hands of J. T.
McNulty, chairman of the finance com
mittee, and are open to inspection by
CITY COUNCIL HOLD
The City Council met Monday night
at the City Hall. Besides the usual
routine of business several matters
came up for discussion. The new dog
ordinance, prepared by the city attor
ney was read and adopted.
The auditor, D. P. Dearborn, gave a
detailed report of the city treasurer's
accounts and complimented him on
their neatness and accuracy.
A resolution was offered requiring
the city recorder to secure an inven
tory of all the city oioperty in each de
partment. This resolution was adopted.
The city police were ordered to regu
late the public dances and to see that
they were conducted properly.
The special committee appointed to
look after the installation of fire es
capes were given more time.
H. H. Williams on account of re
moving to Vale resigned his position as
fire chief. The council appointed
Harry Fanner to that position.
J. S. STINSON GIVES
J. S. Stinson of the extension ser
vice of the University of Idaho, passed
through Ontario Tuesday evening from
New Plymouth and Fruitland, where
he delivered lectures to the farmers.
Mr. Stinson advocates bringing the
college to the farmer ami his subject
there was "Practical dairying on high
priced land." In an interview with a
representative from the Argus office
Mr. Stinson stated that at the state
experiment station at Nampu twenty
five cows were being kept on twenty
acres of land and fed by the siloing
syst.-ni. The feed is cut and put in alios
aad it has been proven that more feed
can be secured from the acre by this
method. In 1914 butter fat was pro
duced at 11.:: cents a pound.
OREGON CLUB IS
The Oregon Club team met their
Waterloo in meeting the fast basket
ball team from the College of Idaho,
laat Thursday night, at the Opera
The acore at the end of the first half
was 20 to 1 in favor of the visitors.
The second half was much more even,
the acore ending the game being 3fi
to 12. It was an interesting game
despite the large adverse acore.
The Oregon Club ia being strength
ened by the addition of several play
ers of note.
The feature of the game, was a sen
aational basket thrown from mid floor
by Weaver, Oregon's center.
Orcheatra Is Coming
The Hallowell Orchestra of 10
piecea, one of the best traveling musi
cal organizations in the country and
well known to the music lovers of On
tario, will give a concert at Dreamland
Theatre, Friday, February 12th. under
the auspices of the Oregon Club of this
Heretofore the prices have been
seventy-five cents and one dollar but
for the purpose of securing a Isumm
attendance and giving the people of
uniario and the surrounding country
an opportunity of hearing it. a At
of fifty cents for adults and twentv-
five cents for children will be made.
me usual reels or pictures will be
shown commencing at seven-thirty
and the concert itself will last for two
hours. Tickets can be purchased at
the Ontario Pharmacy after February
7th and there is no extra charge for
George Murrry and son Virgil passed
through Ontario Tuesday on their way
co Portland to take, the Pasteur treat
ment. Mr. Murray Dives about four milea
above Vale on the Thehaud place.
About three weeks ago a coyote at
tacked two of Mr. Murray's dogs and
bit them. Not knowing whether the
coyote was mad or not, Mr. Murray de
cided to await developments. Several
days ago, one of the dogs went mud
and was killed. A few days after, the
other began to show symptoms of
rabies and Mr Murray and Virgil tried
to tie it up, but in doing so, it bit both
of them. The two immediately left
for Portland to take the Pasteur treatment.
HIGH SCHOOL NOTES.
We trust that every Woman's Club
in the city will remember February
2G in making the various dates, and
this suggestion ia not confined to the
cluba alone, for the program which will
be given by the teachers on that date
will be for every mother and father
who are sending children to school.
The program followa:
Piano Duet. . .Mae Piatt, Luella Callan
Reading Edna Griffin
Play and Its Development. .Lucy Fox
The Play Ground Laurose Bailey
Solo Wylmoth Curry
Announcementa E. G. Bailey
Vivian and Edith Folger of Eugene,
have entered High School and are
claaaed aa Freshmen. Thia makea our
total High School enrollment 138, our
mark for the year wa 140.
There has been considerable con
fusion and a little misunderstanding in
regard to the matter of the nire when
little folks may enter school. We will
try and state the case plainly. Chil
dren of the first grade are admitted
Into the schools twice a year, that ia,
new classes are formed that often. The
board is required to make provisions
for all children six years of age or
over, and may, if convenient, take In
children whose birthdays are nearer
six on the day the new class is started
than five. After claaaea are formed,
if they are overcrowded we do as our
state board suggests, send the young
The Ontario Library gave an inter
esting report of the year's work.
The monthly reports of the several
departments were also read.
One of the most interesting report
read at the City Council Monday even
ing was that of the Ontario Library.
The librarian reports that 5572 vol
umes were in circulation ami th,,f u.
largest gain in circulation over lBi
year was in history. Also the number
of volumes added to the library wa
seven hundred and twenty-one, mor,
than doubling the volumu ;., .u.
library the preceding year.
"AS YE SOW" AT
Stirring Drama to be Pre
sented Saturday Night
Mrs. St. John lives with her two sona,
Frank and John, an! her daughter,
Qclly, in a small town on the Cape
Cod coast. John has been studying for
the ministry and ia appointed to take a
place in the little church. Frank, the
umcK aneep or the family, goes to New
York to seek his fortune.
Frank persuades Dora to run away
and get married. The night that Dora
leaves, her father dies of heart disease.
Frank takes to drink and becomes very
abusive. A little baby girl is born and
Dora is wrapped up in her love for the
baby. Frank becomes jealous and de
votes more of his time to his fast
friends. Dora asserts herself and says
that unless he reforms he need not
come back. In a drunken r.. u..
threatens to kill her and th ,-hiA '
The nurse has the baby out in the
park. Frank comes on ami ..!., u..
baby. He goes to the limu -.... r, .
town and leaves the babv on th .!.....
step of his mother's home. He runs
away and ship, on board a shipping
cl WhenMr, St. John finds
the little baby, she thinks it is a gift
from heaven to take the place of her
uoi uoy, r rank.
When Dora is told of the accident
"c old Biblical quotation conies back
to,;. AS YE SOW, SO SHALL YE
Institution is Now Ready
For Students. Fulfills
In the granting of the original
charter to the Holy Roeary Hospital by
the State, one of the provisions was
that a training school for nurses be es
tablished. In accordance with this
provision, preparations were made, aa
related a few weeks ago In The Argus,
to establish such a school. The final
arrangements were completed at a
meeting held Friday, January 29, at
The svhool for nurses is established
for the purpose of giving instruction
to women desirous of learning the art
of caring for the sick. It waa opened
to students February 1st.. 1916. It ia
an integral part of the Holy Roaary
Hospisul and under the same manage
ment, and in addition, there is a super
visory board, a part of whom are not
in any way connected with the hospital.
The Holy Roaary Hospital is well
equipped for thia course of instruc
tion. It contains thirty beds and is
furnished with modern apparatus for
medicine and surgery. The course of
study will be taught in a practical way
in the wards, rooms and operating
room of the hospital by the nurae in
charge and the attending physicians.
Instruction will also be given from
text books and lectures by the same
No tuition will be charged and pupila
may enter at any time.
The meeting Friday waa called to
order and Temporary President R. O.
Payne 'and Secretary W. J. Weeee
were made permanent officers of the
faculty by the vote of the memliers
present. The minutes of the previous
meeting were read and approved. The
committee on course of study made
their report and the course was adopt
ed in full as presented
A board of supervisors waa provided
for, which ia to conaiat of the Mother
Superior, the Mayor of Ontario and
another chosen by the first two, from
among the physicians of Ontario. The
duties of the board of supervisors are
to deal with all affairs, difficulties or
disputes arising between the pupils
and the school
The president appointed Dr. 0. H.
Avery of Payette; Dr. C. Wright of
Fruitland, and the Mother Superior aa
a committee on entrance examination.
Requirements for admisaioa are aa fol
lowa: Applicant muat be at least eighteen
years of age and muat have completed
the grammar achoot or its equivalent
as a preliminary education.
The applicant must be of good moral
character with approved recommenda
tiona aa auch.
The applicant muat furniah a certifi
cate from a physician, showing that
she ia in good health and fully able to
carry on the work.
If the applicant ia found unauited or
unprepared for the work, ahe will be
diamond at the end of three montha.
If the student iacareleaa, diaobedient,
inauboniinate, inefficient, neglectful or
immoral, she will be dismissed, the
board of supervisors approving.
84,000 SHEEP ARE
BROUGHT INTO OREGON
Deputy State Sheep Inspector W. W.
Hinton reports that eighty four thous
and sheep have crossed the state line
from Idaho into Oregon between Hunt
ington and Rockville since last fall.
Mr. Hintou'B work is mostly in Baker,
Malheur and Harney counties and
sometimes he works in Grant county
Most of the sheep which feed on the
summer ranges along the Snake and its
tributaries in thia part of the country
feed on the Oregon side in the winter'
At present the sheep are scattered all
the way from Succor Creek to Weiser
feeding on hay raised at Succor Creek'
Big Bend, Owyhee, Nyssa, Ontario and
along the river Hat from Payette to
Weiser. The reason that Oregon feeds
the most of the sheep is l,et.auae of tfte
early spring range on this side As
soon as the grass starts the sheep be
gin to move out toward the summer
range and muu k. .