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TIIK ONTARIO ARGUS, THURSDAY, JULY IB, 1915
Critical Point in Reached in
LATEST NOTE UNSATISFACTORY
Secretary of State Lansing
Washington. -Study of the official
trxl of (icrinuny's reply to the Amcrl
-i it note on submarine warfare us It
nun im neutral rights strengthens the
conviction of hUh officials thut n
crltlcul point In the relation between
the (wo countries has been reached.
Not only do they feel that the Unit
Cd HUteit inilHt refuse to accept the
Oeruiun propuNuls for the future con
duct of American cIIUcuh on the high
seas, hut the falluru of Uermuiiy to
disavow Urn sinking of the Lusllaulu,
with the loss of more than lun A 1 1
cuiih, In their view has brought on a
crisis the outcome of which It Is dll
li ult ut present to foresee cleurly.
Vit.il Question Ignored.
The United Status hud devoted its
attention to the principle lliul Ameri
cans should be able to truvel on the
In. li seas on unarmed ami unrcidsMni;
belligerent men hunt ships of uny nu
tluiiullty. In accordance with prevlom
ly recognised principles of Internation
al law. Asaurauces had been asked
thut before un) destruction would bu
attempted the visit and seurch of
peaceful vessels and transfer of pas
si ii rs uinl crew to a place of safety
would be accomplished. It was rec
ognUed thut (iermaiiy In Its latent
Dole had Ignored this vital ipiesti.u;
The oul) definite promise made by
Germuny to change the present status
- tin' suggestion that four enemy
ships could sail under the American
ii. i If ueutral passenger facilities
proved inadequate was considered
certain of rejection, because, aside
f rum other considerations of principle
involved, the United Stales could not
undertake to guarantee any luterfer
eiiee with the lawful shipment of con
traband from Its shores to any ot the
Calient Points in German Reply.
e have been obliged to adopt u
submarine warfare to meet ilie declar
ed intentions of our enemies and the
method of warfare adopted by them
In contravention of International law.
Viler the experiences in sinking
much smaller and less seuworthy c:
gelt., it was to be expected that a
mighty ship like the Liisituniu would
remain above water long enough, even
after the torpedoing, to permit par
si i .. i IS to enter the ship's boats. . . .
In addition, It muy be pointed out thut
If tin- Lusltuniu hud been spared thou
uiuls of cases of munitions would
bun been sent to (iermuny s eiienm
and thereby thousands of German
mot tiers aud children robbed of bread
In order to exclude au unforeseen
dangers to American passenger steam
ers, Herman submarines will be in
strutted to permit the tree and sale
paJBue of such passenger steamers,
win ii made recognizable by special
markings aud notified at reasonable
time lu advance. The imperial gov
ernment, however, confidently hopes
thut the American government will as
sume to guarantee that these vessels
huve no contraband on board.
Use of Neutral Vessels Suggested.
In order to furnish adequate facili
ties for travel across the Atlantic for
American citizens the German govern
ment submits for consideration a pro j
pos.il to Increase the number of avail
able steamers by Installing in passen
ger service a reasonable number of
neutral steamers under the American
flag, the evict number to be agreed
The imperial government believes it
can assume that lu this manner ade
quute facilities for travel across the
Aliunde ocean can be afforded Ameri
can citizens. Them would, therefore.
appear to be no compelling necessity
for American cit.zein, to travel to Eu
rope lu time of wax on ships carry lug
au enemy flag, la particular, the lot-
BIG RESERVOIR IS LEAKING
Tumalo Project Water May Not Be
Hnnd. -Unless a supplemental flow
of witter can be obtained in the near
future from ('ruler creek to continue
the hydraulic work of slopping milder
runcun leukH discovered In the big res
ervoir of the Til initio irrigation project
it Is extremely probable that tho res
ervolr will not be available for use
next year, or this year, according to
engineers here who have made recent
examinations of It.
Tho leaks were discovered at the
outlet of the reservoir approximately
four inniiili iu'.o. and nunc then ns
tests have been made the) have con
tinued to develop. Apprehension was
fell at one time thut the leaks might
appear lu sufficient numbers to make
the project a failure, but engineers
now believe they are Incullzed and can
be slopped. The leuks appear In the
shape of what Is termed u silhterrnn
eon cruck or fault about M feet below
the surface. As tests have been only
made at the outlet, It is Impossible,
say the engineers, to determine with
any degree of certainly their extent.
Canning Demonstration Given.
Corvallls. A special car for deui in
struting canning by the steam pre
sure and cold pack methods are total
Operated over the lilies of the South
eru i'aclflo in Oregon beginning Mon
duy, July 12. This Is so far us known
the first car of the kind to In operuti d
In the United States. The purpose of
the demonstration Is to tench the svs
ti in by some pructlcal menus that will
enable those thut are Interested to do
home canning both for home consump
lion and for commercial purposes
1 1. monstiutlon from (his car will be
carried on at various points during a
period of two weeks, according to ar
rangenients that have been made
by H. I). Iletsel, director of college e
tension, and II M. Illushaw. general
freight agent of the Southern Puclflc
railway company. The cur la In
churge of Professor K. L. Griffin.
Aak Big Park For Highway.
Portland A park system ot 14. 0in
acres lying along the Columbia river
highway will be set aside by the gov
eminent If recommendations of the
lot al forestry service and special coin
nilttee ol the Chamber ol i oiiuneri e
are acted on favorably by the depart
nieut of agriculture.
The laud whit I the committee pro
poses be set uslde lies at points scat
teretl along L'3 miles of the highway
in the Multiiouiuh falls district. Tin
roudwu.v cuts through reserves ut elg,..
points in the cinii.se ol that distance.
Survey Work on Road Resumed.
Itoucburg Alter idleness of several
weeks, the surveying crew employed
on Kendall llros.' railroad, f is un Hose
burg to the Hue of the I'mpipia nation
al forest reserve, bus resumed oi a
turns here. The work of completing
the survey as fur us Roefe ei.ek will
be rushed as fast as possible.
Construction will begin us soon us
a decision ol the supreme court is re
ceived with relerence to the valulitv
ol the bonds voted by the people of
this city to aid lu the construction of
the road. It Is believed here that will
be by August lU.
Wasco County Wheat Hurt.
The liullcs The estimated record
breaking yield of vvh.-at In Wasco
county (his yeur bus been reduced re
ceutly us the "vault of hot v. father,
which has uhriveleii some of Hie grain
ill different localities. Spring wheat
has been slightly dumuged generally,
and u little lull grum, a tin h VMeWI
lule. lias b. en hurt so thut the output
ot the ruii lies of this county will bt
considerably less ihuu hud been ex
Women Plead Guilty to Manslaughter
1'orfland Mrs. Resale Kowle, aged
&:i, and her daughter. Harriet Kowle
ugeil 17. plfuded guilty in the circuit
court to charges ot manslaughter m
having killed the girl's infant boy on
May 17 last. They had been indit led
for muni r in the stood degree, but
were ull iwcj lo plead guilty to the j
lesser charge. Sentence was deferred.
periul government Is UUable lo admit
that American n avM an protect an
enemy ship through the mere fat t of
their presence oil board.
If, however, it should not be possi
ble for the American government to
acquire uu adequate number of neu
tral passenger steamers, the Imperial
government is prepured to interpose
no objections to the placing under the
American flag by the American gov
eru men t of four enemy passenger
steamers for passenger traftit be
tweeu North America and Kngland.
GETS BIG PRICE
Tonningsnn Bros. Market
2,051 Lambs in
SHORTAGE CAUSES HIGH PRICE
Sheep Industry Here is Big
A. F. Tonnison of Tonnison Hros.,
dieep ilcslcrs, has just returned from
Chicago, when he marketed U, "'
spring lambs, netting- $". II a head.
The lambs went on the market June
2'MU, when the price was fKMMi per
hundred. On the preeeeding duy the
market was fin. IK) per hundred.
Nearly sixteen thousand dollars has
been the cash return to Tmiuington
llros. this spring- from their bund of
sheep. They have 12100 head of ewes,
which are half blood l.incolns. In the
spring shearing they averaged H miuiuIs
of wool lo the ewe. making a total of
IStfOO pounds of wool. This wool was
sold for U.r cents er mnd, delivered
at Harper, which brought a lolul re
turn of W.HHI for the spring clip.
The lambing was successful, average
ing better than '.Ml iercent. The lambs
have now been marketed in Chi ugo.
Iiringiiig a total net return of $11,1.7
'.' i. The the actual return in cash from
the bund of 1MIMI ewes has been 15,
.I77.W) this season,
The res'ill speeaks well for the sheep
i'ulu try of this section of the country.
Mr. Touningson suys the present high
market price for lambs is caused by s
shortage all over the country, the
shortage resulting from an exception
ally pool season for lambing in most
parts of the United States.
BHiLF WAR NEWS
in editorial expressions regard
Ing the reply to the Ainerleun note are
keyed in u tone of umpiulified praise
for the stand taken by Germany on
the sill, marine question.
It was offlciully announced at Prtro
grud thut the submarine which made
u successful uttuck on u (icrmun war
ship on July 2 in the Ilultlc was a brlt
Possibility of another ministerial
crisis lu Kngland developed last week,
l.loyd fi org, the minister of muni
turns. u arousing antagonism among
politicians who resent the reputation
In i gaining us (he empire's saviour.
Home in making preparations to
meet attacks by German Zeppelins,
which, according to reports, have been
taken to the Austrian Adriutlc coust
for u runt on the Italian capital.
A minor German oifensive In Prem-h
Lorraine has strengthened the Teti
ionic hue protecting St. Mihlel from
the .south. TI, e (J, in. an guin ubout
onsets tho French success last spring
lu the same re. i. .ii
Pans chronii l.s the repulse of Ger
mun attacks against the French posi
tions on the Augrcs Souchi-z road aud!
ii iiiii.il some of (hose in Champagne
and Lorraine, llelgiun troops repelled
u i,. i in. in night uttai k ul the ruinous
"Ferry mini's house'' on the right bank
of the Vser north of Vpres.
The dally loll of submarine victims
around the Hritlsh Isles has almost
doubled since r -poi I ri-ui hillg ship
plug circles thut tin (It rniun admiral
ty had heavily reinroiced its U bout
fleet and was deieriiiined to terrorize
British shipping owners.
The Russians have checked the Aus
tro (iermuii advances in southern Po
laud and eastern Guliila It is beglu
mug to appear as if the Teutonic
forces muy have made a mistake In
developing two objectives after the
fall of l.embi rg Present indications
point to the improbability of Waraaw'a
capture at this time by Von slacken
Archbishop of Chicago Osad.
Km heater. N, Y. James Edward
Quigley, Cathoiic archbishop of Chi
cago, died here at the home of his
brother, Chief of Police yulgley, after
a long Uluesa.
MRS. ROBT. LANSING
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Mrs. Robert Lansing, wife of the
man who succeeded William Jennings
Bryan as Secretary of State.
PLAIN OF FLANDERS
On the Heights of Notre Dame Dc
l.oretie. near Arrus, France, via Paris.
After battling Ul days for the hilly
country between ltethunc unit ArruH,
the French forces ure in possession of
all the eminences looking out upon
the plain of Flauders. I.llle, Doual and
Cumbral all are visible from here.
Every position along the broad ua
tlonal road between Arras and lletb
une bus been won except Souchex.
r.nii side has been employing for
midable artillery, both of small and
heavy caliber, the French guns being
soniowhut the more numerous aud he
lug served with unlimited quantities
of hlghexplOdve shells.
A correspondent went through five
or six miles of the trenches formerly
held by the Germuus and reconstruct
ed by the French, who now have uban
doned them to movo forward.
Upward ot lou.uuo Germans huve
fallen or been captured in these
trenches, according to the French ol
liclul count, since the second week ol
March. The French losses, the corre
tpondent was confidentially Informed,
while serious, have been much smaller
than those ol the Germane There are
thickets of little crosses made of twigs
tied together marking graves between
the trenches. Some of these graves
have been torn up by the shell fire.
Almost every square yard of this re
gion is marked by miniature craters
caused by exploding shells.
Itig llend Picnic On.
The annual Big llend picnic is being
held this (Thursday) afternoon at the
grove in the Pig Heud section. This
picnic is so annual affair and is always
the occasion for the gathering of a
I irge number of people. Many resi
dents of Ontario are in attendance.
JAMES M. THOMSON
Janice M. Thomson, publisher of the
New Orleans Item, who recently mar
ried Speaker Champ Clark's daughter.
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Matter of Great Importance
to Willow River
IN COURT OVER FOUR YEARS
Many Big Companies Are
A matter of great imMrtnncc to
Malheur county, esH-rially to the peo
ple in the whole Willow river valley be
tween Vale and Hrogan, is the adjudi
cation of all the water rights in the
Willow river and its tributaries.
There are '04 water users defend
ants in this adjudication case which
was started Aug. IT, HH(I. It has al
ready passed through the state Imam
of control, circuit court sitting at Mai
hem county at Vale, and through the
supreme court of the state. The mat
ter is now up for linal decree in the
circuit court at Vale on mandate from
the stale supreme court. Tho circuit
court at Vale, Judge Dulton Kiggs pre
siding, convened Monday, when the
linal decree was entered uutl this long
drawn-out case was closed.
There are 21 attorneys directly in
terested in this esse. This great array
of legal fallen! WUS III Vale Monday
to look after the interests of their
clients, the KM water users, in the
linal procecdure that tdoses that im
portant case. The largest of thest
water users is the Willow River I. an.
& Irrigation company, owners of lO.IMJt
acres of land at Hrogan. Other big
water users and interests in this case
are the Eastern Oregon l.und ortnpuiiy,
the Lower Willow Hivcr Water Users'
company, limited, the lust being com
posed of several Idaho men. The othei
defendants in this case are said to own
an average of liUi acres cuch In ml
tition to practically every member ol
the bar of Malheur county, prominent
legal firms of Boise, Haker City aud
Portland are directly interested in this
In Oregon the state board of control
has the right and power to initiate the
proceedings in the adjudication of the
water rights in any streum in the
state. This state board started the ad
judication proceedings in the Willow
river case on Aug. :'V, 1910, and sum
moiied the 104 wattr u iers as defend
ants before it. Tin bond later made
an award lo each of Ul ' 10 1 defendant
as to the amount of wa'.er each one is
entitled to, togelhei V) ih the date ol
the priority of the i pp opriution of the
From this award over half of the de
fendants appeuleti to the circuit court
at Vale, presided over by Judge lliggs.
In great measure Judge Higgs allium i
the awards as made by the state board
From Judge Miggs' decree the East
ern Oregon Land company, the Lower
Willow River Water Users' ussocia
tion, the Willow River Lund & Irrigu
lion comyany, the Malheur Irrigation
company, limited and a number of ihe
individual defendants apH.-ulc to (In
state supreme court, before which trib
unal these appellants Wele opposed by
Ic F. Boggs, el al., as respondents
The supreme court in passing on this
appeal mo i died lo some extent the de
gree of Judge lliggs. The prim Ipal
modification of the supreme court on
Judge Higgs' ib ci.sion was allowing the
Malheur Irrigation aocapany, limited,
three years in which to . ompiete their
project and allowing thij eoinpaiiy
10,000 acre i t ! UtNif wat i .
LittleG I Injured'
flat six year old daughter of Jumes
Butler, living near Curio, was the vic
tim of u painful accident last Thurscay
when a ladder fell on her, causing a
fracture of the left leg near the thigh.
Mr. Butler was picking apricots and
was Up on a ladder in the tree, when
the ladder slipped and tuppled. The
little daughter was underneath the
tree and the ladder fell on her. Drs,
Priiizing und Paine were called and re
duced the fracture.
SCHOOL-TEACHERS MAY WED
Marriage Found No Bar to Teaching
Portland, Or. Marriage Is not a
cause for which a school board In Ore
gon may remove a permanent teacher
from her position. Judge Morrow so
held when, after considering the case
more than three months he sustained
the position ot Maud I, Richards lu
her case against the school hoard.
Mrs. Richards filed an application for
a peremptory writ of mandamus forc
ing the school board to reinstate her
as a teacher and to pay her salary
from Junuary 4. IMS, the d.iv she was
married to Oren It. Richards and dis
charged by Superintendent Mdernmau.
T. R. Starts Trip to Wsst
New York Theodore Roosevelt, ac
companied by Mrs. Roosevelt, left New
York Hundny for a three-week's visit
to the Pacific Coast
Shrlners Meet In Seattle.
Seattle. Wash. Hundreds of Nobles
of the Mystic Shrine are In Seattle to
attend the annual conclave of the or
der, which opened Monday.
SUSPECT BOMBS IN CARGOES
Navy Department Sends Wlralsss
Warning to British Ships.
Washington. -Warning to look out
for bombs concealed In ttudr holds
was flashed from the naval wireless
towers at Arlington to tha Hritlsh
steamships llowthhead and Huron Na
pier, both louded with cargoes of mules
for the British army, which cleared
from New Orleans July I.
.sending of the warning waa ordered
by Secretary Uaulels on receiving a
telegram from a New Orleans newspa
per saying a letter to that paper signed
"Pearce" Indicated that explosives had
been placed aboard Uiose vessels.
The radio message was sent broad
cast over the sea, and even If It is not
picked up directly by the llowthhead
or Karon Napier, some other ship lu
the neighborhood may relay It.
Husrta Won't Qivs Bond.
Fl I'aso. Tessa (ienersl Vtntoiiano
I Inert a is confined to Fort lilies guard
ed by United States deputy marshal,
lie waived preliminary hearing on
churges of conspiracy to violate the
I uited States neutrality laws and was
held under i ' bond for the federal
grand Jury at Ban Antonio, Ouceiuber
SO. lie declined to furnish bond and
waa removed to Fort Bliss.
New York Sufficiently recovered
lo maintain constant communication
with bis offices hero, J. I' Morgan,
who was ahot twice by Frank Holt a
week ago, waa reported entirely out
Elks Flock to Rsunlon.
Los Angeles Special (ruins from
all parts of the country brought thou
s.iuds of Klks here to utlend the re
union of the grand lodge, which open
ed Its first business sessiou ou Tues
WARSAW ATTACK EXPECTED
Gcrmsns Bslieved to Be Abandoning
Gallcisn Field to Austrian Annies.
Loudon According to dtsputclica
from I'elrograd, tin principal factor
in the deteul ot (he Austro lie! man let
wing u ar Krasuik, in southern Hub
sian Poland, Slid the suhseipn ut ipiiel
in ss Hi tills legion is thought by Hub
s,.in iiiilii.ii v commeiiiois (o be a geu
eral shilling ol Herman forces north
a ard to the Wursuw front and the
abandonment of the (juliciun field to
the Vustiiund under Ueuerul Lduard
I on Ho. tun Krmuiii.
Russian official slalennnl reports
i be i,. ,n king of (jermun attempts to
advance tow aid Warsu from the
iiiith and eust, and declares the of
I. nsive taken by the German armb
i l.ithlm is developing The leu
:ones in this southern Poland
ii c.ion ar. continuing to retreat. Pe
el di lares, but are fighting stllb-
borul) us tiny retire.
Radio Plant at bayville ia Seized.
Washington American naval otfl
ft rs took (barge of the poweriul wire
less plant at Sayville, I. 1 , which will
be operated by the government until
ii i lose of the Kuropeaii war, to in
sure against violations of neutrality.
Cincinnati Hard Hit by Tornado.
Cincinnati Willi IT known dead.
I u missing and property loss that wil1
. 1 tl nun, nun, cim iiiiiuli is recov
ering from probably the worst wind
and i am storm of lis history.
Corn Carnival Promises to
He Kiggest Kvent
OVER SEVENTY-FIVE ENTERED
County Agriculturist How
About seventy-flve entrys for the
Corn Carnival in Ontario this fall, have
already been received by County Agri
culturist Howard, wno ia superintend
ing the work of securing exhibits. The
Corn Carnival promises to be one of
the biggest events of the kind over
held in the Northwest, and the early
interest that is taken, promises to
bring surprises in the corn growing
MiMsibilities of this section of the conn
try. Nearly all of the prize winners of
the Carnival last yesr have signified
their intension of again entering the
contest this fall. It is expected that
over one hundred entries will be made.
The county has been divided into
three districts, the Dead Ox Flat dis
trict including the Head Ox Flat section
and Hrogan and Jamieson; the Ontario
district including the country lying
south of the I lend fix Flat district, ex
tending to the section line one mile
north of Nyssa; the Nyssa-Rig Bend
district including everything south of
the Ontario district.
Those who have entered lo date are
Hans Oft, ('has. Oossett, Oliver
Bingamau, A. B. Ham, A. J '. Daniel,
C. K. McComh, D, B. Ramey. C. O.
Leuthstrom, Krnest Orumse, J. W.
Mathews, ('has. A. Adams.
NYSSA HHi BIND DISTRICT.
(i (i. Brown, C. I). Forbes, John
Ham, l.tgue Bros., Dale Robertson,
I). L. Miller. K. L. Tate. B, 11. Hrum
bach, Arthur C Holly, Frank Fdmtind
son, C. R. Purdy, W. Barclay Van
Dyke, L. K. Pillabury, Ray Johnston,
Charley Purdvf, Jr., Thos. McCivcrn,
Win. Lawler, W. J. Robinson, L. H,
Kkin, A. B. Miller, Alex Wade, C. C.
Kilhuru, Harvey Hatch, Jesse John
ston Bert Meadows, T. L. Porter,
lit rt Robertson, Mrs. A. L. Tate, (J.
M Itu.h. Lee Boyd. D. L. Miller, .1.
C. Johnston, D. T. Holly, M. Hlod
gcit, C. Peck, Karl Warren, .limn
Moleini.ti. Jacob (iroot, John II.
Forbes, F. I (i.trland, II. 1. Haley,
Lewis L. Patterson, B. F. Logan, John
Hoswcll, C. C Miller, (ieo. W. Swi
gut, K. K. Parker, Burt 0. Roberts,
L. I. Wilson, l.ora K. Pillsbury.
DEAD OX FLAT DIS'ISICT.
M L. Channel, P. M. Holds, K (i.
Uoul, S. A. Atkinson. Otto Meili, Qao,
Crull, Onn Channer. C. I. ('banner,
Otto C. Miller, I. I. Culbertson. Stan
ley Crull, Wilbert Crull, J. R. ' sh.
J. C. Anderson, J. L. Pope.
TAKE MEXICO CITY
Galveston, Texas. A cablegram re
cen id iioin vera Crux gives first par
titulars ot iliu buttle and the occupa
tion oi Mexico City by Ueueral Pablo
QoaaeJi I (ioiuules telegraphed Car
r.iua thai the occuputioli of the city
began "ilh luuvy fighting between,
Uuatluliipe and Km Consulado, wlthlu
the eity limits. As a result of tho
fight, he said, Xuputisius lost mora
than 3500 men in killed und wounded,
four cannon and Urge tpjuutiUes of
arms aud ammunition.
Reports say that (JonzalcB already
hus rualu d bcvcrul iruius of provisions
into the cliy to the relief of thousands
of destitute civilians aud that the ar
rival ot these trains caused a great
demonstration in favor of the consti
ot in us of all governmental depart
ments are leaving Vera Cru. for Mex-I
ico City, where the cuiistitutlouallst
government will be maintained.