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THE ONTARIO ARGUS, THURSDAY. APRIL 22, 1015.
THE JNTARIO ARGUS
-'UHI.iSH'.D KVBKY THUKHDAT
IS'-tewl in the i'i .iffice at Ontario, Oregon, fur trBiis
tniFPi thrnitfli the qails an second-cliiss matter
W. C. MARSH
rphe jitney biu --something new to this sec
- tion of the country will soon become an
accustomed tight in Ontario and the sur
rounding country. It will be the same type
-,, ,., ,, of jitney bus that has
The Jitney But, (.ause(, m much congter.
nation to itreet car companies in all the
coast cities dn ing the past few months.
From all indication! the jitney has come to
stay There if a real place for it in the
business world of today. It is another
step toward ad incement and there is no
power that can long keep it down.
Luckily in I his section of the country
we will not Me the keen competition be
tween the Jitney and street car, as has been
the experience of other cities. We have
BOt Jftt reached ihe stage of the street car,
and the jitney comes into a virgin field.
Hut lack of competition has not caused
high charges. ( )n the other hand there is
much speculation as to whether the rates to
be charged will allow of a financial success
of the proposition. In this connection it is
probably well t remember that the man
agement of the )ntario jitney is a man that
has had much e xperience in the jitney busi
ness and is im doubt satisfied with the
schedule of pi i .s for he has had the sole
fixing of them .nd would undoubtedly have
made them hu ! or were it necessary.
Thejiti'. as caused a great deal of
comment durinj the past week. It is said
that merchants f Nyssa and New Ply
mouth view tl'i advent of the jitney with
considerable R ichension. Hut there is no
call for it. Tl re is no reason why the jit
i ly tlioukl 1 i , all of the business to On
tario For the jitney is concerned only
with the hauling of people not with where
the people are i ing. The jitney will make
two round trips each day from Ontario to
Nyssa and Iron: Ontario to New Plymouth.
And there is nothing to keep the people
from using the jitney to go to Nyssa or New
Plymouth to tia le.
Merchants ;. ul business men of our
neighboring citiet will find that the more
means of trans; n'tation available, the more
business that w I be created It matters
not whether the :neans Of transportation be
a jitney bus, a pissenger train or a street
car. Theretull is all the same. It is a
step forward fl real progressive move
and it will benefit Nyssa or New Plymouth
jutl as nuu'ii as u win oeneiii inuario.
The piano!' Ontario merchants to re
fund fares paid lie jitney is a legitimate
trade getting scheme. And merchants of
other towns are in no wise barred from
working out toi 'scheme just as good if
not ! 'Iter. Th ' iitney is not owned in any
manner by Onta Eomerchanta True, our
local merchant- are responsible for the
coming of this jitney. Hut it is a private
enterprise that i out for all the money it
can make, ai 10 I not lieu up m any manner
with Ontario nu: chants to the detriment of
merchant! of neighboring towns and cities.
The jitney Will surely prove I success
in this lection, for it is one of the cheapest
forms of transportation. It is a progret
live move, and like ill such, will success
fully weather a storm of adverse criticism
orprotett Lei is all realize that it is a
stop forward and instead of fighting or
knocking, emplo oui time making plans
for the use of it. It presents many oppor
tunities and is v. rthy of great deal of
PeopU who - iid there would never be
another man 10 liil the po.-ition held by Por
tiro Pitt have uothlng4o take hack, up to
the pre-i nt lime
rp HE perfection of the permanent organi
- IttiOD last Thursday flight in Payette.
of the Lower Snake Hiver Power Users As
sociation is an important step toward the ul-
, timate reclamation of a
For Cheap Power amount o ,am,
throughout this entire district. The purpose
of the organization is lower power rates for
irrigation purposes, and with so large and
sweeping an organization there is no doubt
hut that a vast amount of good will be ac
complished. There is no richer land anywhere than
is found in this section of the country, pro
vided it can he placed under irrigation
And there is I world of water available for
irrigation purposes. But in order to get
the water on the land it is nearly alwavs
mcessary to raise it a few feet, and it is here
that cheap electric power means much to
the development of the country.
The Power I'sers Organization was not
organized with a view of being antagonistic
to the electric power company. On the
other hand it is hoped and expected that
the relations and dealings of the organiza
tion with the power company will always be
friendly. And the fact that officials of the
power company were anxious that the or
ganization be made a permanent one, shows
that the power company believes such an
organization will he a benefit to all parties
It is the intention of the new organiza
tion that every power user in the Lower
Snake Hiver Valley become affiliated with it
In fact, practically every power user has al
ready become interested in the organization.
With such a strong organization it will be
far easier to bring about cheaper rates, and
work out schemes with the company for
cheap power, than would have been possible
One of the problems which confronts
the power company, and which keeps high
pumping rates, is the fact that the vast
amount of power used for irrigation purposes
during the summer month, remains idle and
with no market during the winter months.
It has been lUggttted that the company
make a rate that would allow of the using of
the power during the winter months for
heating purposes. Hut in order to do this it
would necessitate the expenditure of a large
amount of money in additional equipment by
the company, and the companv d-els that
the Investment is not warranted at this time.
However it is possible that the power
ntOfl organization to work out some scheme
with the company whereby the investment
lor addition eipiipment could in some man
ner be prorated, thus making it possible for
the oomptny to market its power the real
round, Inttetd of just through the irrigation
Tin tact that the new organization has
sixteen directors; one from each town in the
district, and one from each locality around
each town, give.- all the people good lvore-
tntttion. And it make possible a thorough
understtnding between the towns and the
Irrigstiouitti on tin- subject of power diffi
culties tnd tht want- along that line of ihe
one oi nu' nnu iiuin- oi me organiza
tion will be to take up with the Idaho Public
Utilities Commission a proposed change in
thr power rates for pumping plants. Mem
bers of the organization are now collecting
a VtSt amount of data to present to the com
mission when it meets next Week, and it is
possible that Immediate effects of the organ
ization may become apparent.
WILSON ASKED TO
E IN CHINA
(Special to TheArfrus.)
I'ekln. -Intervention by the United
State In the negotiations now pro
ceeding between China and Japan Is
recommended to ('resident Wilson In
the appeal recently sent to him by
American missionaries in this country.
The message of 6000 words was cabled
to Washington. It characterizes the
Japanese demands on China as acts
of aggression such as eventually will
present a menace to the United States.
Recalling the fact that Japan has at
present In this country doubled her
usual quota of troops (amounting to
60,000 men), the missionaries urge
that Japan be notified that the excess
of troops should be removed.
The understanding here it that a
Chinese official or several officials
paid the cable charges, amounting to
marly JCihio, on the message to Presi
dent Wilson. This communication was
signed by Revs. IS. W. Timing. John
Wherry, 0, H. Kenn, and W. A. P. Mar
tin, all connected with the American
Presbyterian Mission at Pekln; Rev.
Chaunrey Goodrich, of the American
Hoard of Commissioners for Foreign
Missions, who is stationed at Tien
Tsln; Rev. II. U. Uowry. of the Metho
dlst Episcopal Mission at Pekln, and
Rev C. F. Hubbard.
The petition asks President Wilson
to demand of China and not of Japan
American participation in the confer
ences now under way. It Is suggested
that Great Britain and other nations
be invited to parUclpate.
(Special to The Argus.)
Olyropla. Wash. The total 1914
taxes being collected In Washington
this year amount to f36.818.416, the
state tax cor.invsslon shows from a
compilation or county treasurers' tax
rolls. This represents a reduction of
$1,491'.7, ', : hi the taxes of the pre
vlous i -II'. or a llttl less than 4 per
PORTLAND EIRE LOSS
IS OVER $300,000
(Special to the Argus)
Portland. Property worth $300,000
was destroyed and 3d firemen were
overcome b a fire which started In
the lilak McFall six-story building.
Fourth and Aukeny streets. In the
heart of the wholesale district, at 7
o'clock Sunday night. In a rew mm
utea the building was turned into a
raging furnace which no fireman could
The loss was covered practically by
The heaviest loser Is the Hughes
estate, which owns the building, and
the lllake-MiKall company, which oc
cupies three fourths of the building,
More than other firing hae offices
In the building
C. 1 liruiin. president of the lilake
McFall company, extunated the mm
pany's probable stock loss at $15n,U00.
ROOSEVELT NOW ON
TRIAL EOR LIBEL
(Special to The Argus.)
Syracuse. N. T. The trial of the
suit of William Barnes, Jr., against
Theodore Rooscelt for $50,000 dam
ages for alleged libel began lu the ati
prenio court here Monday.
(Special to The Argus.)
Petrograd, via London An official
communication concerning the prog
ress of the campaign s issued from
general headquarters states:
"The enemy made a most desperate
resistance to our offensive.
"They had brought up every avail
able man on the front from the direc
tion of Bartfeld as far as t'zsok Pass.
Including even German troops and
numbers of cavalrymen fighting on
foot. The enemy's effectives on this
front exceeded 400 battalions. (An
Austrian or German battalion num
bers 1000 men.) Moreover, our troops
had to overcome great natural diffi
culties at every fttaa
"Nevertheless, it days after the
opening of our offensive, the bravery
of our troops enabled us to complete
the task assigned and we had seized
the principal chain of Ihe Carpathians
on a front between Reghetov and Vol
osate, of 111) versts (about 75 miles).
"To sum up: On the whole Carpa
thian front, the enemy has suffered
enormous losses and has left In our
hands In prisoners alone at least It
000 men. Including about 900 officers.
Further, we have captured 30 guns and
200 machine guns.
"On April i. the actions In the Car
pathians were concentrated In the di
rection of Rostoki.
"The enemy, despite the enormous
losses suffered, delivered In the course
of that day no less than 16 attacks In
great strength. These attacks, all of
which were abaolutely barren of re
sult, were made against the heights
we have occupied farther to the cast
TO HOLD ENEMIES
(Special to the Argus)
Seattle, Wash. American steam
ship companies operating between Se
attle and Alaska ports and Seattle
and San Francisco were notlfed by the
British admiralty that all German.
Austrian or Turkish passengers or
members of the crews would be re
moved from any vessel calling at a
Canadian port and held as prisoners
of war. As a result of the order, the
Pacific Coant Steamship company Un
mediately discharged 10 German mem
bers of the crew of the steamship
President, which sailed for San Fran
cisco. Two German passengers who
had purchased their tickets were not
allowed to board the President.
WEST WINS IN
(Special to the Argus)
Baker Ex-Oovernor Weet won in
the suit brought In circuit court here
against him by William Wlegand. Cop
perfleld saloonkeeper, for damages al
leged to have been caused by the re
moval of liquor and saloon fixtures
from his saloon, when Governor West
declared martial law In Copperfleld.
after Fern Hobbs' visit on January 2,
The result means that the other
damage suits against the former gov
ernor, In which Stewart and Warner
are suing for the same amount as Wle
gand, will not be tried.
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only Practical Place to buy a suit made to your order
Suits made to order from
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The only Heliable and Prompt Cleaning and Pressing
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HUER1 A DENIES
The Oregon State Editorial Association!
has just honored M. E. Bain, former editor
and publisher oi the Argus with the appoint
ment as one of the representatives from this
state to the International Press Congress,
which meets in San Francisco July 5 to 10.
While Mr. Bain is now out of the 'harness,'
his long experience in the newspaper busi
ness tits him to make an able representative
at the Press Congress, and the present Arg
us editor congratulates the state organ
ization unon the selection of a man so uel! !ner41 HurU d"1' """ he knew
.. i w r , - . no was responsible for Madero s
qualified as Mr. Bain, to be one of the rep- death, but that he was keepiug u as
resentatives from Oregon.
GIVE THE BURGLAR THE HA.HA!
BANK YOUR CASH WITH US
(Special to The Argus.)
New York.- -Vehemeutly asserting '
that he had nothing to do with the j
death of Francisco Madero. General !
Yictoriano lluorta. N provisional pres !
Ident of Mexico, issued a long algned !
statemetit setting forth what he term
ed his aide of the Mexican u.uetlou
a "yrofestioual secret."
SOME people extend invitations to the THIEF AND HOLDUP MAW.
They carry on their persons or in their homes large sums of money.
A CHECK BOOK is of no use to the professional thief. StiU,
check is AS O00D AS CASH to the tradesman or for the immediate
household wants. If you haven't a bank account
OPEN ONE TODAY.
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