The Ontario Argus. (Ontario, Or.) 1???-1947, June 10, 1915, Image 1

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NO. 2H
SOW 5000
Mammoth Drainage Dis
trict Being Sought Lands
West of Nyssa
Large Body of Land Will
Be Made Valuable by
Proper Drainage
A movement is now on foot which,
when complete!, will provide for the
drainage of approximately five thou
sand acre of land wit tint ) in the vi
cinity of Nyssa. The movement is
headed by Fred J. Kiesel of that din
in, i. who is circulatlnK a petition
which will be presented to the county
court at the coming session. The Ore
i .hi Htate law provideH that "when the
owner of more than half the acreage
of any body of and susceptible to one
system of drainage desire to drain
and protect aame from overflow, they
muy prenent to the county court in
which the greater portion of the
Inn. I are situated a petition aetting
forth that they deaire to drain and
protect urn from overflow, and con
turning a deacription of the lund, num
ber of arrea, the name thereof, tht
number of arrea in oach tract and a
deacription of name; the namea of the
owners, and muat appoint three per
aona to act ns truatees to hold oflset
for oneyear. The petition muat bt
verified by the affidavit of one of tht
owners, and a copy of aaid petitiot
muat be published in a cwuiity new
paper for the four weeks precedini
the hearing of the petition."
It will then be neceaaary for tht
land ownera to hold a meeting to
elect otNcera, to form a wet of bylaws
and to attend to various other buai
neaa. The court will appoint three
diaintereated taxpayer to act M
m.w.i ..f the district and to aaaeaa
the benetita derived from the irriga
tion project. This assessment will
act as u lien against the district and
muat be paid aa the regular taxea are
The diatrict includea all land under
the Owyhee ditch from a mile north
of the townahip line to the Emerson
waate away. It will coat approxi
malely fifteen dollara per acre to
id .tin the land. Thia, however, will
drain off all the alkali now in the laitd
ami will prevent the depositing of
any more.
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Cockrum and
aona and Arthur, are planing a
trip to the San Francisco fair, over
land in their car. They plan to leave
Ontario about the middle of July.
They have their car thoroughly e.piipp
ed with a camping outfit. They made
a trip up Willow Creek for a couple of
days last week to teat out their camp
ing facilities and find that they have
quite a complete outfit on their car.
George Hardman, the oldeat aon of
Mr. and Mrs. F. L. liardman, of Ont
ario, received hia diploma from the
Oregon Agricultural College laat Tues
day evening with the largeat class ever
graduated from that inatitution. Two
hundretl and forty-nine studenta were
graduated. George Hardman took the
agricultural courae and ffniahed hia
work laat aemcater and accepted a po
sition with a crew that haa been doing
aome experimental work in irrigating
near Hainea. He re turned to Corvallis
for graduation, ami after a ahort viait
here with hia parcnta, will return to
Hainea to reaume hia work.
The fourth annual meeting of the
Idaho-Oregon Diatrict of the Pente
costal Church of tii' N.iarene will be
held at thia place next year during the
latter part of May.
The third annual meeting was held
at Nnntpa thia year at which tune
Reverend C. C. linliliitlge. the newly
appointed minister of this place, auc
ceeded in securing the meeting for
Ontario noxt your. It ia expocted
that more than 200 delegates will be
present, besides the people from our
local church, from which quite a num
ber are expocted to be present, as
the congregation is growing rapidly.
North And South Railroad
Will Increase Railway
Business Here
Would Give Hill Lines long
Coveted Rail Connec
tion With 'Frisco
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Mr. and Mia. Kenkle, of New Ply
mouth, are the proud parents of a
baby boy, who was born at the hos
pital last Thursday.
Mr. 11. K. Brown returned to the
hospital last Tuesday after a three
weeks' atay with hia brother and aon.
Mr. F. Jones, aon of Win. Junes of
Juntura, was brought to the hospi
tal Thursday evening und operated on
Friday morning for appendicitis. Mra.
Jones ia staying with him at the hos
Mr. Frank Kohler has recovered and
left the hospital last Thursday.
Miss May Rutherford, from Iron
side, is at the hospital suffering from
spotted fever.
Mrs. C. Purdy, from Big Bend, wa
a patient at the hospital lust week.
Little Edward Poorman was rushed
to the hospital Monday morning and
operated on for a ruptured appendix
Hia mother will remain with him at
the hospital.
Mr. G. Scott, who haa been suffer
ing with repeated a Hacks of appendi
citis, was brought to the hospital last
Friday and hod an operation.
Little Jimmie Brooke, who was
thought to be improving, waa removed
to his home Sunday last but a severe
change aroae Monday which was the
cause of hia return for a second aper
ation. Mr. W. Jones, of Juntura, was up
visiting his aon thia week.
Mrs. Blakealey ia improving and will
soon tie able to leave the hospital.
News haa been received in thia city
if the marriage of Mias Alma Mich-.-Ison
und J. R. Illackaliy at Ml. Hor
li, Wisconsin, last Saturday, June
fifth. Miss Michelson has many friends
lere, having taught in the public
chool here about seven years ago.
Later she taught in the Boise schools
jeing called home to Mt. Horeb laat
all by the death of her father.
J. R. Blackaby ia a well known
anker of this city. The wedding was
t tuiet affair und they started west
ntmediately, over the Canadian Pac
ific, and after u trip through Culifor
liu anil at the Kan will be at home
.. their friends in this city ubout July
Mi. and Mra. F. F. Foster, of Loup
City, Nebraska, arrived in Ontario
Sunday to viait a few weeka with then
on, Frank Foster.
Governor and Mrs. Alexander arrived
here lost Friday evening and were
taken in Fruitlaud in an auto where
the Governor addressed tht- high achool
graduates at their commencement exer
ciaea. A large audience of over one
thousand people greeted the Governor.
Iiie portico of tbe achool building.
which was converted into a speaker's
platform, was decorated with pink
roses, the class (lower, and large rlaga.
Seats were provided on the achool
ground Music was furnished by the
high school chorus under the direction
of Prof. Neilson
Governor Alexander waa introduced
by Repreaentative D. L. Ingard at
whose home the governor and hia wife
were entertained. The speaker had
many words of praise for the beautiful
surroundings which he waa pleased to
term "the most favored spot in Idaho."
A. B Eldridge, president of the
board of education, presented the ten
graduates with their diplomas after
which every one was given an oppor
tunity to ahake hands with the govenor.
Next Friday evening the Governor
will come here again on hia way to New
Plymouth where he will addreaa the
graduating class
Mra D. B. Pureed haa as her guests
her daughter Mrs John Nudden and two
children from Van Wyck Idaho ami two
grandchildren from Vale Lucile Moffit
and Danny Divan.
M. Peterson, of Council Grove, Kan
aaa, u expected to arrive this week to
visit hi sou H. L. Peterson.
An event which will be of vaat Im
portance concerning the development
nf all the reaourcea of Malheur coun
ty ami which Will be instrumental ill
bringing about one of the greatest
lionin ever witnessed in this section
of the country, will be the building of
the proposed railway connecting the
Southern Pacific with the O. W. R. A
N. The route, according to the re
ports of all the surveyors, will extend
from Winnemucca, Nevada, northward
through the southern part of Malheur
county, through the region of the lit
tle Owyhee river, across the Owyhee
river, northward through the Cow
Creek country, through Jordan Valley,
around the Mahogany mountains, up
through the Sucor creek country, and
thence to Ontario by way of Nyssa.
From Ontario the line will go to Wei-
ser and from there it will extend up
through Cambridge and Council to
New Meudowa, northward through the
Snake .md Salmon river valleys,
through Whitebird to Grangeville,
which ia the terminus of the Hill lines.
I'hi- railway, when completed will op
en up the entire southern portion of
Malheur county as well as placing ua
on the only direct route from Eoatern
Oregon und Southwealern Idaho to
San Franciaco.
This will fumiah a direct and easy
route for the diapoaul of all the farm
products as well as the vast timber
and mining products of that region.
Heretofore the southern and western
parta of Malheur county have been
but aparaely settled, due entirely to
the fact that it waa impoaaible to ae
cure any direct and convenient route
for the diapoaal of the products of that
region, but with the coming of the
proposed railway we have an easy and
practical route whereby these products
may be gotten to the people of the
outer world, as well as having a route
placed through that region over which
practically all the products of Idaho
and Oregon will paaa en route to San
Francisco and thence to all parts of
the world.
At the present time all shipments
consigned to San Francisco were forc
ed to pass through Portland and from
there down the coast by rail or boat,
making it necessary for much time to
be consumed in passage, as well us
making an enormous increase in tran
sportation charges.
With the completion of this propos
ed railway all these evils will be
eliminated. All the trade of Idaho
and Oregon as well as a part of Wash
ington will pass over this route; set
tlers will pour in; towns will apring
up and thousands of acres of soil now
occupied by aage brush will bring
forth wheat and various other farm
products in enormous quantities.
The mining and lumbering indus
tries will advance by leaps and bounds
und Malheur county will become one
of the choicest garden spots of the
world. Considering these facts it be
hooves every citizen to boost to the
lest of hia ability. Think railway and
talk luilrouds; make it a point of your
business to aee that aa far aa you are
concerned the new railway will be
C impleted and aee that your neighbor
hears of thia.
If every citizen of Malheur county
will do thia the coming of the railway
will be inevitable.
Kit lijr Ainrrlran I'imi Association.
A recent picture of President Wil
son, who Is facing many critical Inter
national complications.
Ontario's Fourth of July
Entertainment Committee
Gets Very Latest Stunt
W. II. Rohhin and wife, of Burna,
passed through here Inst Thursday on
their way to VVnllovva county where
they have MM farm land. Mr. Rob
MN is county commiHaioner of Hnr
ney county.
Ontario now stands at the head of
the Idaho-'? -egon league after hav
ing won the game frmn Caldwell on
the local diamond laat Sunday. From
the start it waa evident that the vis
itors were outclasaed aa Ontario scor
ed two runs in the first inning and re-
fuacd to let the viaitora make more
than one score throughout the entire
game. Caldwell's new pitcher prov
ed to be an easy mark as they hit
him continually driving out thrcy two
bnae hits. Fitchner pitched a very
tight game although he became a lit
tle wild in one inning and allowed two
baaea on balls. He soon tightened up,
however, and succeeded in striking
out 9 men during the course of the
game, while Pumerene struck out only
one of our boys. Caldwell's single
score waa made in the Arat half of the
ninth, at which time they had a good
chance for savoral mora but. thanks
to the exceptionally god headwerk of
our hoys, two of Caldwell's men were
caught off their baaea and an execel
lent double play was carried out which
closet! the game and shut off Cald
well's chanch of winning.
Smith, cf 4 0
Martin, c 8 1
Alahire, 8b 4
All Committees Hard at
Work to Make This
Celebration Success
A baby carriage nur.ide, n brnnd-
new feature in Northwest entertain
ments, will be introduced for the first
time here July fifth, when Ontario
will entertain all her neighbora at
one of the moat rousing celebrations
ever held in thia vicinity. Dozens of
babies dreaaed aa kewpies, cupida and
fairies will be wheeled in review be
fore many thousand apectators and
three prizes have been offered thia
one feature.
The baby carriage purnde will be
one of the many features arranged for
the entertainment of the visitors to
Ontario on July the fifth. Beginning
with the parade in the morning which
will surpass any heretofore attempt
ed every hour will bring aome
amusements for the gueata. A ten
nis tournament, ball game, races and
fireworks in the evening, will pro nle
amusement for the entire day.
The train to Riverside, which form
erly run every other day, ia now of
fering daily service, the train leav
ing Ontario nt ten o'clock in the morn
ing and returning at lift in the after
noon. Formerly it was considered by the
rp'lway officials thnt the business
along the line warranted only every
other day service but passengers and
freight shipments have inrreaaed so
thnt they believe daily aervice will be
profitable, hence the change in schedule.
J. R. Gregg left for Portland Mon
day evening where he will attend a
meeting of the Oregon Postmasters'
Association. They will be in session
five days.
T. W. Brown, of Idaho Falls, form
erly of thia city, ia in town thia week
looking after property intereata.
llnying has commenced thia week
and ia now going in full blast. The
weather is ideal, hot and there la lit
tle wind, making it excellent weather
for atnekintr and being alao good wea
ther for curing the hay. Although
ia waa rainy part of laat week no
great damage waa done to tho crop,
which ia unusually good thia year; any
way we muat expect aome ruin and we
are glad to have it over with, aa ev
eryone is now busy putting up one of
the largest crops ever raiaed in thia
p: t of the country. Alao the rain
was very beneficial to the wheat and
other grain cropa.
Druhot, If ....
Nadeau, if
Fitchener, p
Chapman. 2b. 4
Koupal, as ....
Darnell lb
Higgina, cf
82 4
Weatcott, ss
Long, cf ...
Webb, r
Pierre, Sb ..
Hurtt, rf
Kelleher, lb
Hen. Ion, If ..
R. Hurtt, 2b
Pomerene, p
8 27 14
8 5 3
Larue Blackaby, who was a fresh
man at the University of Oregon this
year is exacted home Sunday to
spend his vacation. Earl Black by
who graduutea from the University
thia year, has been appointed one of
the guards at the Oregon building at
the 'Frisco fair and will be at the fair
several weeks before returning home.
82 1 6 24 18 4
Score by innings
Ontario 20001001 x 4 8 4
Caldwell 00000000 11 4
Summary: Two base hita Martin,
Smith, Fitchener. First on balls off
Fitchener 2, off Pomerene 6. Struck
oht by Fitchener 9, by Pomerene 1.
Alahire to chapman to Fitlhener to
Alahire. Hit by pitched ball by
Fitchener, Mention. Time of game
1:40. Umpire Mitchell. Attendance
The Mendel shot Live Stock Cnmpa
ny of Meridian, Idaho, are advancing
their first sale of richly bred Holatein
bulla, in thia iaaue. Thia being a
strictly bull offering it should attract
dairymen from all over Idaho and
Eastern Oregon, who desire a first
class bull at u moderute price.
Mr, Henderahot writes us thut the
bulls offered are all of serviceable age
and right in every wuv. and fullv
The importance of good sires is sel
dom appreciated by the smuller dai
rymen, many believing they cannot af
ford a aire coating :M) with an small
a herd, forgetting tliut they are lay
ing a foundation for a profitable herd,
instead of perhaps a losing proposi
tion. Idaho muat look to the good
aires to build up profitable dairy In rd
it is too expenaive to buy the high
priced cowa to get u aturt.
"Alias Jimmy Valentine," Paul Arm
strong's strongest play, and featuring
Robert Warwick, will be shown at the
Dreamland theatre Saturday night,
June 12th. The atory of the play fol
lowa: Rose Lane, riding in a railroad par
lor car, ia insulted by a fellow pass
enger. She is defended by a hand
some stronger, who, aaiured that she
will not be further molested, disap
pears from the scene. Rose has fal
len in love with her savior, and her
love does not diminish with the lapse
of three yeara. One day she ia vis
iting Sing Sing in company with her
father, the Lieutenant-Governor of
the State, and among the convicts she
are after him, but he wards them off.
The detectives try to pounce on him
for offences on which be may be con-
recognizes her deliverer in the peraon
of Lee Randall alias Jimmy Valen
tine, who ia auffering imprisonment
for a crime of which he so convinc
ingly pleads ignorance, that the Lieu
tenant-Governor secures his release.
John Richardson, who livea on a
ranch near Cairo, met with an acci
dent last Thursday night which, for a
time, threatened hia life.
Mr. Richardson hail been cultivat
ing corn in the afternoon and had un
hitched his team for the evening. He
hud removed the bridles from hia hor
ses and when they started for the barn
one of the chain traces caught on the
singletree. The team started, draw
ing the man under the cultivator anil
drugging him about 50 feet. The
cultivutor then struck a post, over
turned and released Mr. Richardson.
When found he was unconscious and
rem uned so for about thirty minutes.
I'pnn examination it waa found that
his buck was injured and, although
I. i till in bed, he is doing nicely.
Hands in Resignation as
Secretary of State f And
It is Accepted
Causes Much Excitement in
Washington Change in
Foreign Policy
Washington, D. C, (Argus Special
Service) William Jennings Bryan has
tendered hia resignation as Secretary
of State, and it haa been accepted by
President Wilson. The resignation
took effect yesterday Bryan, ' In a
letter to the president, states that he
fears the present attitude of the ad
minialralion toward (iermany in con
nection with the Luaitania incident,
will reault in war.
W. J. Bryan, three times the Dem
ocrntic candidate for president, and
who ia one of the strongest peace ad
vocates in the United States, being the
author of over thirty peace treaties,
atatea in hia letter resignation, "obed
ient to your aenae of duty and actuated
by the highest motives, you have pre
pared for transmission to the Merman
government a note in which I cannot
join without violation of what I deem
to be an obligation to my country and
the iaaue involved is of such moment
that to remain a member of the cabinet
would be as unfair to you as it would
lie to the cause which is nearest to my
heart namely the prevention of war."
Newa of the resignation caused a
sensation in Washington scarcely par
alleled in recent years. It is the opin
ion that With the resignation of the
atrongeat peace advocate in tbe official
family, a marked change in the foreign
policy will be noted.
Payette gained a alight ad vantage
over tbe local boys in the meet played
on the Oregon Club courts here Tuec
day evening. Ashworth und Brainerd
of Payette defeated L. Cockrum and
Smith of Ontario, n-4 and o-s while
Rieger and Brener of Payette played
tie sets with Swagler and II. Corkrum
of Ontario.
In the aecond match Ashworth and
Brainerd defeated II. Corkrum anil
Swagler in deuce sets 7-5 and 7-6.
Rieger and Urener played tie seta with
L. Corkrum and Smith. Ashworth of
Payette is a true artist with tho racket
and executed the most difficult strokes
with apparent eaae. The local boys
are to l given -i rhanea to leur than -selves
in a return intt't at Payette next
Saturday night.
Raver &. Miller, u well known con
tracting f'um of Ontario, has just se
cured contracta for the erection of two
school buildinga at Way, Idaho. Way
fl located on the mui i line of the Un
ion Pacific east of Pocateila. Mr. Ra
ver has been at Way for aome time,
and Mr. Miller left Saturday. They
expect to return to Ontario about Sep
tember 1st.
'I he meetings relative to the suppres
sion of the social evil, held Tuesday in
the city hall, were very well attended.
There were about two hundred present
at the meeting for men in the evening.
The meeting waa opened by Mayor
A. W. Trow who introduced the first
speaker. Dr. W. J. Wf.ii- made a
very interesting and instructive talk.
He was fallowed by Dr. J. E. Snyder
of Pendleton who is a member of the
executive committee of the Oregon
Social Hygiene society, who made the
atrongeat talk on moral uplift and
social hygiene that it has ever l. ...
the lot of the people of this locality to
Me in turn was followed by W. F.
Human who concluded his remarks by
in.- inting a motion that they make
permanent In this locality an organiza
tion promoting the regulation of social
evils, which motion was unanimously
Miss Esther South of Juntura receiv
ed her diploma from the Oregon Agri
cultural College laat Tuesday evening.
Mias South has finished the course in
I'h irmacy.
Prist Newman, a well known cat
tleman of Shoshone, is in town this
week on business.
The Malheur County Institute will
lie held in Ontario, Tueaday, June lf,
at the Baptist churth.
The Vale and Nyaaa Unions will
lie present and plans will be formed
for the county woik.
Morning Session.
10 no a. m. Devotional.
10:15 Busineaa.
10:30 Parliamentary Drill.
1 1 :U0 Five minute talks on depart
ment work.
Medal Contest, Nyaaa.
Scientific Temperance Instruction,
Loyal Temperance Legion, Ontario.
Sunday Schoool, Nyasu.
1 1 .10 "Substitutes for the Saloons."
12:00 Nooontide prayer.
Afternoon Session.
1 :.'() Praise aervice.
1 I i Department work.
Mower mission, Nyaaa.
Anai narcotics, Nyaaa.
Red Letter Daya, Ontario.
Piano solo.
I 'res i, Vale.
Young People's Brunch, Nyaaa Mus
ic. Evangelistic, Ontario.
Fair und Open Air, Vale.
Mothers Meetings, Ontario.
Piano aolo.
I N "What our Union muy Mean to
'h. i ounty," Mrs. B. F. Farmer, Vale.
These meetings will be very inter
esting to ull who can attend.
The wool sale held at Riverside last
week pi oved to be a succeas in every
way. About 150,000 pounds changed
hands, the prices ranging from 1 7 Vis
to 10 cents per pound. There were
eight or ten buyers present. At Har
per the next day, however, although
much wool was offered for sale none
waa sold, as the buyers and sellers
could not agree on a price.
Mr. and Mra. Arthur Arnold are
the pi oi.d parents of a baby boy born
Sunday morning at the home of the
grandfather, Tom Arnold, in this city.
Arthur Arnold's home ia at Riverside.