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THB ONTARIO AROUS, THURSDAY, JUNE 8, IMS
THE ONTARIO ARGUS
PUBLISH RD KVKKY THUK8IMY
Mmd in the poatofflot Ht Ontario, Ormron, for trnno-
mioRioo thronxh ti tnailM an necoml-claiM matter.
W. C. MAKSII
Australinn Clip Short.
The following editorial, reproduced
from the Pastoral Review, published in
Melbourne, Australia, under date of March
16, sets out conditions in that country
which are of interest to sheep men of this
country. The editorial follows:
"It is no use Australia burying its head
in the sand any longer, and imagining,
after the manner of the ostrich that its
body cannot be seen. We are on the edge
of a precipice, and steps must at once be
taken to prevent us falling over. The
drought which has been in evidence in
South Australia, Victoria and Riverina for
more than a year has now extended until
practically nine-tenths of Australia is cry
ing out for moisture. From progress re
turns of stock at end of last year we find
that our losses have already been heavy,
and no doubt Australia had at least eight
million sheep less than she had the previous
rear, besides the loss of the natural increase;
but things are even much more serious now.
We are on the verge of winter; we have
little or no feed anywhere; our lambing is
practically a failure, and stock which are
away on agistment on high lands must be
removed or they will die also unless hand
fed. At no time was the outlook more
menacing. Queensland, even, which has
Kvl a splendid run of year's, has so far lost
its monsoonal rains, and over a large area
is in for a most severe winter, with heavy
"What should be done at once is for
the government to take all possible steps
to save what stock there is. They should
allow fodder of every description to be im
ported duty free, without any red tape de
lay. The railway authorities should, when
possible, convey starving stock and fodder
absolutely free. Now is the time, if ever,
for the railways to justify theis, state own
ership. They should be run for a few
months at least primarily in the interests
of the starving stock. If it is not done,
the next few years, and until the country
is stocked up again, will be bad indeed;
dairying, irrigation, fruit or agriculture are
not iroiner to keep the country jroinir. The
only good thing may be that perhaps the
people will be taught that Australia de
pends (borrowed money excepted) almost
entirely on its live stock for its high wages
short hours and present prosperity."
Russian Market for Our Goods.
New Reason for the Vote.
It mny lie thought ly thin time every argu
tnent for or against nutionnl women suffrnge ha
been brought out and used over and over again.
They are all, of course, mere details of tho gen
eral proposition that women are people, and as
such, in a country penetrutod with the ideal of
democracy, are entitled to tqasj rights with the
other people dwelling therein. But tho New
York schoolina'um Iiuh introduced a new varia
tion of the theme. Among resolutions recently
adopted by societies of women teachers appears
"Whereas, Our influence as teachers in pre
senting to our pupils high civic and political
ideals is weakened by the natural skepticism and
distrust of our pupils as to the practicability of
ideals and standards set forth by thoso whom
tho state has not enfranchised; therefore, he it
resolved, that the Association of Women High
School Teachors by unanimous vote indorses the
amendmont to the constitution which will en
franchise the women of the state of New York."
Pretty reasonable, too, isn't it, when one
icon, i to mink oi it.
The report tliRt Mnssia has been placing
contracts for millions of dollars worth of shrap
nel and cars, things that could be used during
the war and also things that can be used in
peace, gives one an idea of the possibilities of a
Russian market for Made in-Ainerica goodB even
after the war.
A statement issued recently by Sergius
Saiiiiiit't'. the Russian foreign minister, should
open the eyes of American business men to the
vast, undeveloped commercial field in the Russ
ian Km pi re
"Jt is the country which foreees the situa
tion commercially in Russia that will reap the
enormous benefits the Russian markets now
offer," he says. "For America especially does
Russia open opportunities for an industrial out
let such as can hardly be overestimated. We
have an empire of 170,000,000 souls, and tho
$300,000,000 we have been paying (iormany
yearly is but the beginning of a demand that
will soon make Russia among the most desirable
and valuable markets of the world."
There cau be no question of the commercial
harvest ripening in Russia and soon to be ready
for the reaping. Naturally tho hatred engender
ed against Germany by the war will create a
blockade of prejudice against German goods
when the channels of trade are reopened.
Our total trade with Russia last year, im
porti and exports combined, was only about
927,000,000, less than our trade with Chile. In
five years from now it should run into the hun
dreds of millions.
that they have become so crazed with the love
of victory that they would stick their heads in a
noose of trouble by torpedoiug the Nebraskan
when there would bo nothing to gain and possi
bly much to lose.
No Alliance for Us.
ROLAND G. GARROS
The Nebraskan Incident.
While the Knglish admiralty is sure that
the American vessel, the Nebraskan, was dam
aged by a German torpedo, indications are that
Great Britain will have difficulty in proving this.
Hheuld it be proven the situation would bo far
more serious, from a tochnibal standpoint, than
even the Lusitania disastor for the Nebraskan
Hew the American Mag and was on its way to a
peaceful country, the Unitod States, so it could
not possibly be carrying contraband or war
America is going to keep its head about tho
incident. Tho Germans are using vigorous mot
hods in their efforts to win but it is not bulievod
Foreign nations do not seem to understand
yet, ofter 125 years of proof, that the United
States stands alone, pursuing its own policy,
fighting its own battles when necessary, but nei
ther fighting any other nation's battles nor pull
ing any diplomatic chestnuts out of the fire.
It is well that this should be clearly under
stood now, when many public men of the allied
powers, especially in England and Canada, are
frankly and complacently assuming that this
country will enter the war as an active ally of
The great body of American citizens may
have moral sympathy with Great Britain, as they
have with Belgium ; the present crisis has been
precipitated by an act of aggression that fell with
almost equal force on the United States and
Great Britain; German aggression, if continued,
may force us into the war; nevertheless, if we go
to war, it will not bo as a member of the Triple
Alliance, nor as a moinhes of a now British-American
alliance, nor in alliance, real or nominal,
with any power in tho world.
If we are forced to fight, we will fight purely
as Americans, with American ships and guns,
under tho American flag, for presorvatson of Am
erican rights and reparation for injuries done to
American citizens, property and honor. We
shall not assume any of Europe's quarrels nor
ask Furopo to assume any of ours, even though
the fortunes of wur should place our seldiers and
ships side by Bide with those of European allies
against a common enemy.
A Lost Opportunity.
The United Hatters of America seem to have
lost an opportunity in deciding not to pay the
$'-'52,000 court judgment againt the 1H7 Dan
bury hatters. Perhaps the Federation of Labor
has, too. Both of thoso bodies gave their moral
support to the little Danbury union in its boy
cott; and whether the judgment ia regarded us
right or wrong, the national hatters and affiliated
labor organizations would have gained more dan
tho mere money's worth by being "good sports."
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cused by the French of having aet fira
to the steamship La Touralne at sea.
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ry, you want to sew our large line. We receive it direct
from the factory lv the ear load lot and can be of real ser-
viee to you; not only that wo carry good stocks, but also ex
tras, so if anything happens to ft machine we have sold you,
you can got quick repairs, which often means many dollars
To see these hats is to
realize they are the
best shown this sea
son in a sale. Very
remarkable hats, new
est shapes and latest
styles for summer
wear. All colors.
For Your Next Pair Of Shoes
ITS LIKE MAKING AN INVESTMENT
Our years of experience ia
worth something in knowing
the best manufacturers that
build shoes that stand up
and give satisfaction. On
this account our shoe de
partment is today doing a
larger business than ever be
fore. Let us show you for
your next pair both for
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"Black Leaf 40"
This store has taken over the wholesale,
and will also sell at retail, the products of the
Kentucky Tobacco Products Co., including the
Famous 'Black Leaf 40'
For Kastern Oregon and Canyon County, Ida.
This is used for dipping horses,
cattle, sheep and hogs, as well
as spraying all kings of fruit
and vegetables and for com
bat with all kinds of soft bod
ied sucking insects.
If you are close to us we
will be pleased to serve you,
but should it not be convenient
for you to call, ask the store
closest to you to get it for you
from us, or write asking us for
leaflet as to what it will do for
you. Retail price 1-2 lb. 75c,
2 lb. tin $2.50, 10 lb. tin $10.75
Buying here means you w
win pay lowest prices.
You cannot do better anv
where for groceries than
you can at Hover Bros. A
Co. You practice econo
my without sacrificing
quality in the least.
FROM THIS STORE
We give our out of town
customers tin same privi
lege as those that come in
our method is not a mail
order system," it is rather
a systematized shopping
service, which gives the
personal attention of a
trained shopper to the till
ing of every mail order.
Your order is studied
Him lilL-il iv 1 1 1 1 .- i.ih.'Ii
"intelligent interest" as it m
you were nere yourseii.
Should you come in per
son we will be glad to have
one of experience a.-it
you in every department
and make your visit profit
able and enjoyable to you.