The Ontario Argus. (Ontario, Or.) 1???-1947, March 18, 1915, Image 1

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    ONTARIOCenter of the Greatest Corn Belt West of the Rockies
Representative Newspaper of Ontario, Malheur County and Snake River Valley.
NO. 11
Pomona Grange Committee
Meets With Commercial
Club Monday Night
A. G. Kingman of Kingman
i Kolony Presents Sub
ject in Address
The corn contest for next year was
thoroughly discussed at the Commer
cial club meeting, Monday evening.
A. G. Kingman, one of the committee
men of the Pomona Grange asked the
co-operation of the Commercial club
in the matter of funds. The local
club last year gave several hundred
dollars as premiums in the contest and
will give their support to this year's
, contest, to the best of their ability.
tf'he grange will also ask the county
I'ourt to furnish the sweepstakes prize
of the county for the best acre of
corn. At the Walla Wiilla Coin Show
the ruilroad representatives expressed
their enthusiasm and willingness to
ail in furthering the industry.
The prizes this year will follow the
same plan as those of last year which
were, one hundred dollars for the best
Cft in the county, and fifty dollars
for first, twenty-five for second and
fifteen for third prize, each of the
Also last year there were five dis
tricts, while the plan is this year to
have, only three districts thus cut
ting down the number of prizes. If
this plan is followed one district will
be all the land south of Nyssu includ
ing Big Itt-ixl. Kingmun Kolony and
the Owyhee; another district will be
between this district und the Malheur
river and the other will include ull
lands east und north of the Malheur
river comprising part of the Vale ter
ritory, Brogan, Willow Creek and
Dead Ox Flat.
The showing made in corn raising
here last yoar was a marvel to every
one. One of the most interesting
phases of the Walla Walla Corn Show
was lately discovered when it was
found that Bert Robertson of Big Bend
won first place for the best twelve
ears of corn over a man who had
taken first place in the contest for
the previous two years. Last year's
contest was a great success but the
grange promises that this year's con
test will be much better.
William H. Tomlinson, aged seventy-three
years and seven months, died
at the Holy Rosary hospital Saturday
March 13, from cancer of the lower
jaw. He was born in Missouri in 1842
and came to Oregon. He leaves as
relatives in this vicinity three
nephews, J. T. Sullens of Ontario, Nel
son Sullens, living near Malheur Butte
and Ona Ramsey of Rockville. The
funeral services were held this after
noon at 2:30 p. m. from the Farley
undertaking parlors.
W. H. Brooks, as district attorney,
made a formal demand on the county
commissioners, county clerk and treas
urer that they be peraonally responsible
to the county for $81,000. th amount
that Small of Portland, bid for the Big
Buy Sheep.
H. Blackwrll, a well known local
stockman, has this week purchased
2000 head of sheep from John Wood.
Eleven hundred head of the band were
received by Mr. Blaekwell Sunday and
the balance are now being brought
in from the John Wood ranch. The
sheep are all two-year-old ewes. They
will be sheared about the first of the
month, after which Mr. Blackwell will
turn them on the range between Har
per and Huntington and will ship
them to the Portland market from
Huntington about June 1st.
Settled in Oregon in 1869
and was Prominent in
Life of Community
Mrs. Mary N. Emison, one of the
early pioneers of Oregon, and a resi
dent of Malheur county for twenty
two years immediately following 186!),
was laid to rest in Ontario Friduy
nfternoon, the funeral being one of the
lurgest and most impressive ever held
Mary Nent Rice was born in Rawles
county, Missouri, June 20th, 1841),
where she resided during her child
hood and early life, and received her
early educution. She was married to
W. N. Emison in 18(1!), and the young
couple immediately started out to
find u home in (he west. Thev came
us far as Wyoming by rail, und from
there they traveled overland to Mal
heur county, Oregon, settling here on
u ranch.
Mrs. Emison was one of the best
known und most beloved of the early
settlers. She entered into the life
of the community and was always
ready to lend an aiding hand in al
leviating the many hardships of the
pioneer duys. She was a prominent
HHato of the Christian church und
was always a devout christian.
Resident! of this section during the
early duys tell many stories of her
good work among neighboring fami
lies in time of sickness, and aside
from rearing her own family, sha
was always ready to aid others when
the occasion arose.
Five children were born to her,
four of whom survive her. The sur
viving children are Sanford Emison of
Blackfoot, Idaho; Mrs. Ollie Young of
Portland, Oregon; Charles Emison of
Ontario; and Miss Salome Emison of
Portland. William Emison died at
(he ajy of eighteen years, being
drownwl in the Snake river at Nyssa.
This occurred several years ago. Her
husband W. N Emison died sixteen
years ago, since which time Mrs. Emi
son has made her home in Portland
where she died.
The funeral was held Friday after
noon from the home of her ion, in On
tario, and the body was laid to rest
in the city cemetery beside that of her
husband. Rev. Baker of the Baptist
church officiated.
Local Horse Market Still Continues
The selling of horses still continues
and the business seems to be getting
more settled. Mr. Bradbury from At
lanta, Georgia, was buying horses here
last week through Hailey and Turner
of Caldwell. Altogether they bought
up one hundred head of horses, three
carloads of which were shipped to the
east. A number of carloads of horses
have been shipped from here this yeat
and still there are many more for sale.
Bend bridge bonds, also that the
offcials assume the burden of all legal
matters pertaining to the issue of the
Mr. Small's attorney was here Sun
day but returned without any indication
of wnat thev would do concerning the
matUr. It ia thought that there will
be an early adjustment of the affair but
whatever turn the matter takes there
will be no delay in the building of the
Says Blue Grass Pasture on
Every Ranch Would be
Money Saver
Demonstrations Made Prove
Assertion. The Best
i For Sheep
A. G. Kingman of Kingman Kolony
waa in attendance at the Commercial
club meeting Monday evening at the
city hall. He addressed the club on
several very important matters in
regard to the farming interests of
this county.
One of the things of consequence he
discussed was the matter of blue grass
meadows or pastures. Mr. Kingman's
idea was for someone, logicully the
county ugriculturist, to conduct an
experiment with the blue grass on
some piece of irrigated land near here.
A three acre tract divided up into
three equal purts would be sufficient
for the experiment. The scheme to
be followed wus thnt while one acre
wus being pustured, one could be
growing and the other could be irri
gated. So us quick us one wus ready
for pasture the stock would be moved
to it while the old one could be irri
gated. Then an uccotint would he kept
of ull stock thut was pustured show
ing the gain or product of such stock.
In this way n complete record could
he kept of the expense and revenue
from the pasture.
Mr. Kingmun stated thut for every
forty acres of farm land, ten acres
should be in bluegruss pasture. This
pasture wus worth us much or more
than any other crop ami saved the
cost of hurvesting it which in other
crops would amount to ten or fifteen
dollars per ucre. Also bluegruss did
not tend to kill out aa alfalfa does
and the older the pasture the more
vuluublc. For instance u bluegruss
pusture ten years old is worth twice
aa much as one two or three years
old and one twenty or twenty-five
years old is worth twice as much us
one ten years old.
Mr. Miller of Big Bend stated that
he had some bluegrass pasture and
also Chas. Emison related some inter
esting facts concerning three acres
of blue grass on his farm west of
town. He stated that during the past
year he pastured on his three acres,
fifty head of sheep and lambs, three
cows and nine hogs. One of the lambs
in particular he was sure would shear
seventeen pounds of wool worth from
twenty to twenty-five cents per pound.
This matter is one of great import
ance to the interests of this county.
Dairying is now, and promises to be
more so, of great importance to this
community. With a bluegrass pas
ture becoming more valuable every
year, dairying ought to be one of the
leading industries here. This is some
thing that should be encouraged by ull
Anybody interested in the propaga
tion of bluegrass should write to the
University of Idaho at Moscow, for
bulletin No. 80 entitled "Grasses for
Irrigated Lands."'
The public school pupils of Ontario
will hold their seventh annual De
clamatory contest, March 24th, at the
Dreamland Theatre. Seven contest
anta will enter and it will no doubt
be worthy of a large audience. An
admission of 25 cents will be charged.
The grown people and the grade pu
pils will admitted for tea cents.
Ladies' Auxiliary of the
Commercial Club Will
Promote Cleanliness
'Mv Receives Hearty Sup-
port of Commercial Club
and Aid is Promised
The Ladies' Auxiliary to the Com
mercial club have taken up the clean
up campaign for Ontario and have
planned for an extensive line of work.
This club which used to be the
Sociality club, has changed its name
to one that expresses its purpose. At
their meeting March 6, they appointed
a clean-up committee, consisting of
Mrs. Walter Glenn, Mrs. Murray Mor
ton and Mrs. H. H. Whitney, to look
up conditions und the means for bet
tering them. The club discussed the
fly question, vacant lots, dirty streets
and alleys und ulo the mutter of
beautifying certain public grounds M
longing to the city.
Monday evening the ludies asked
the Commercial club for their support
in a clean up cumpuign which was
promised. To complete arrangements
for ,Ui'ii- campaign the ladies will
ask the city council and schoolbourd
at their next meetings to co-operate
in the movement. Then ut the next
ii ting of the Ladies' Auxiliury iiuti,
March 27, the final pluns will be
udopted and the work will be com
menced. A. G.
Declaring that the farmers of the
Lower Snuke river valley could make
u substantial saving by growing black
locust trees to be used for fence sst.
on their lunches, A. G. Kingmun of
Kingman Kolony neur Nysu mude un
enthusiastic uddress ut the regulut
meeting of the Commercial club Mon
day night. Mr. Kingmun (let lured
that a quarter of an ucre of land
would grow enough black locust post
to fence an eighty ucre field.
"The farmers of this country," stut
ed Mr. Kingman, "should buy puint
with the money they are now paying
out for fence posts. A bluck locust
fence post will last a life time. It
is no trouble to grow them, for all
thut is necessary is to pull a few seed
pods off a locust tree, put the seeds
in boiling water and let them stay
there until they sprout. Then set
them out and the work is accomplish
ed. They grow quickly, and will soon
amount to a great saving to the farm
W. R. Shinn, county agriculturist,
has received front the Oregon Agri
culture College a shipment of grains
for distribution purposes. Here is a
chunce for fifteen or twenty farmers
to secure free a start in some excellent
The shipment consists of two bush
els of Banner oath, one bushel of
I'JlhS barley, two bushels of Wiscon
sin No. 9 barley, and one-half bushel
of beardless barley. This seed is done
up in one-fourth and one-half bushel
packages and will be distributed free
to the firat persons asking for it.
J. M. Brown Improving.
Word has been recciv. 1 In Udl city
(hat J. M. Brown who recently under
went u i'iiTHtion for appendicitis
in Portland is convnlesing His son
Ben and his daughter, Mrs. Thomas
Fiser tire in Portland with hint.
Mr. Brown, who hus been confined
in the Holy Rosary Hospital for the
past six months, suffering from
nervous trouble, was taken to Mallett
Monduy morning to the Brown Ranch.
First Party of Immigrants
This Spring Leaves
for Harney
The first party of immigrants to go
out into Malheur and Harney counties
this spring passed through Ontario
this morning, accompanied by three
members of the Oregon Western Col
nnixatiou Compuny. Six families ur
rived from I. a (irunde Sunday even
ing und ten rame in from Salt Lake.
0M auto load was taken from Ontario
and the rest of the party will go to
Juntura on the truin und will be
taken from there in machines, to look
over the land.
A large annul.' ,,f advertising
4mm i M ill nt) in the past
two yeurs is beginning to show iv
suits und a large numltnr of immi
grants are expected in here during
(he coming noon r, A vast amount
of liteiuture lias been rill out by the
head office of the Oregon We t. rn
Colonization Company ,"t St. Paul (his
year and they say tln.t (hey never
have hud so many inquiries about Mal
heur county and expert a number of
-i tilers in here soon.
The Ontario bund received officiul
recognition by the Commercial club
Monduy night, win n the club voted a
monthi) uppmpi iation of Slo.00 to
pay (he running expenses of the musi
cal organisation. The bund bus re
ceived the utti ntion of the club on
several occusions, especially on the
night of the club smoker lust month,
when some very good music was rend
ered, but not until now bus tin' band
received financial a. istance from the
Dr. Colcord appeared Monday night
before the club in its regular meet
ing, and gave a brief outline of the
work of the bund. Dr. Colcord is
training the players, and has devoted
much of his attention und given his
time (o promoting the organization.
"There are sixteen pieces in tlie hand
now," stated Dr. Colcord, "and (he
boys are ui living ut the stnge where
(hey can give pretty god music.
With a little finunciul aid by (he Com
ntercial club, we will soon have one
of the fints t bunds in the roun(ry."
K. A. Fras r mude (he motion (o
give (he assistance usked for, und in
doing so paid u nice (ribu(e to the
work of Dr. Colcord und outlined in
brief the benefit of u good band.
Fifteen new members were taken
into the Cominereiul club ut the reg
ular meeting Monday night. The
new members were: R. M. Berry, C.
A. Garvin, G. W. Long, E. R. Wann,
W. A. Dunnick, O. G. Luehrs, O. C.
Field, A. L. McDowell, H. H. Haider
man, F. J. Clemo, C. M. Williams, G.
H. Grimshaw, E. C. McDowell, Pete
Oregon Railroad Commiss
ion Orders in 01dRates
for Present
Rental of Rural Telephones
is Reduced to $1.50 if
Paid in Advance
Tree telephone tolls to Nyssa and
Pruitland, and u reduction in the rent
als of rural telephones will prevail for
the next sixty days, at least, accord
ing to a ruling of the Oregon Ruil
road Commission at the hearing in
the telephone rule case in Ontario last
Saturday. In sixty days the final
ItrWing will be held nt which time a
definite decision will he handed down.
Thos. K. Campbell und Clyde B.
Atchison, members of the Oregon
Kailroad Commission held the me. -ing
here Saturday to hear the argu
ments in reference to the complaint
filed with them several weeks ago.
Attorneys for Onturio ami for the Mal
heur Home Telephone Compuny were
present but neither side wus in a
DOtJMoH to furnish the information re-
quired by the Commission. Therefore
an inf. iritl heir" with tl
pnrM)se of getting at tile question US
near us possible und each side got a
hotter opinion of the other's position,
l!ver thing win left in the hands f
the Commission und each side wits
ready and willing to leurn tin ir rfcjhtf
in the case as fixed by It
The commission Idled that lliit'l
(he next hearing, which will be In .1
in sixtv d.i-, tha( the old i.ite . n
the rural phone.; and free tnl1
BJ before, would be in offe, .
und thu( the toll question to Fruit
land wus not under the jurisdicti. n
of the Oregon Commission.
The sixty days deluy is for tie
purpose of ullowillg (ho leleplu I e
compuny (ime (o (ake an inven(oi .
of (heir properly and TW unv otln t
iiifni .i ation the eommiai I mj
.pun When this information is r
Hired an exper( will chick i( und .
will be mod M bMU '"' urrivinu
a( u final decision.
The Malheur RMM Telephone Con
puny bus reins(a(ed the old r..tes an I
free tolls to Nyssa und r'ruillai I
pending the decision of the
Commission. This means thnt many
of the country phones will be n in
stalled and new ones put in ut (I
old nM f $1 M WW month if pa.i
i i udvunce.
Mrs. Rich in Hospital
Mrs. i'aul K. Man, "f 'ori'' '
was brouh( to the Holy Ro srv II
pital last Friday aftern Dr. A
derson, of Weiser S'o n .
operation for mh
morning and is r . f '
Mr. I'aul P. R i ' ' ';"' H
mother, Mrs " if Wl
ser were In days. Mr.
Kieli is v.. II I cfe formerlv I
ing employ d I y the Main Or "
Power Company. Mi i RWl M
bent wishes of In i Us) ' " " ' '
sp.e.iy roeovery.
Unfold and J. f, Dty.
The ii. w member.! are the result l
efforts of (he new member-hip -mitlee,
the member of which un : M.
K Newton, H. C. Schupp.l and W
V. Hoinan. The Commercial club is
..teudily growing and is easily man
tuining its place as one of the strong
est organisations of the kind in the
state of Oregon.
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