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Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon, Thursday, October 14, 1!1f.
MALHEUR COUNTY TO HOLD
THE COMMITTEE IN CHARGE HAS RECEIVED
THE HEARTY SUPPORT OF ALL OF THE
CORN GROWERS IN THE COUNTT TO MAKE
CONTEST A ROUSING SUCCESS.
One Hundred Dollar Prize Offered By the Ontario Com
mercial Club For the Best Acre, and Three Prizes
v Are Offered For Each of Three Districts.
Extensive plans are being made for the "Corn Contest"
which will be held in Ontario, November 11 and 12. E.
B. Conkliu, A. (). Kingman and Mr. Miller made a trip
through a part of the eounty several weeks ago and nt
that time a number of the corn growers deelared their
intention of entering the contest this year and co-operat-
ing in making it one of the best ever held this side of the
Koeky Mountains. County Agriculturist W. W. How
ard has worked diligently On the preliminary arrange
ments. Very able men have been selected as judges, in
cluding Mr. Center of the Idaho Extension Service, Mr.
Jones, a prominent farmer residing near Ennnett, and
Mr. Tobias, who is also an Ennnett man. All of these
men have had a great deal of experience with corn shows
in the East.
! It la planned to start out to mea- and f 16 for the third. The first
lire the acrea of corn next Monday ! district will b called the Big Bend-
and Mr. Howard request that all
hare an acre picked out aad roody
for the committee rhen they call.
Liberal prices have been offered 'second, the Ontario dlatrlct, will In
dite year for the oonteat. The grand 'elude the country aa far as the op
prlte of $100 will tie awarded to poalte aids of Fayette, the third will
tho pafton baring the beet acre In be the Dead Ox Plat dlatrlct. It Is
Malheur County. The County will ' likely that a program of some, good
he shvidedMn'r- three dlatiieta Mid u tal'm by experienced corn growers
prise of $.30 given for tin- bent acre ami other numbera or music and etc.
In the district, $26 for the second will be arranged later.
All' the mualo lovers of the city
are looking forward with a great
deal of anticipation to the i'lano Re
oital which will be given at the Moore
Hotel, Saturday evening at 8:30 P.
M , by Dent Mowrey, a pianist who
haa won great fame In Paris iu re
cent yeara. The musical orgunlxa
tions of Cortland have praised Mr
Mowrey very highly.
The meeting of the Ontario Music
Club, which was to be held Saturday
afternoon, October 16th., ban been
postponed until October 30th. , at
which time two programs will be com
Tue ladies of the Methodist church
will hold a ailver tea at the home
of Miss Stella Du Cloa. on Thursday,
October 21st., from 2 to 6 o'clock.
Ewoone I cordially Invited.
Mrs. A. J. Olover will be hostess
to the Carnation Club next Friday
Mrs. Geo. Kellogg entertained the
Handkerchief Club last Tuesday after-
honors were won by
J. F. NORMS IN CALDWELL
JAIL FOR HORSE STEALING
J. F. Norria charged with stealing
horse at Caldwell a short time ago
and caught near Frineville last week
lias caused the officers a great deal of
trouble and promises to be a bad pris
oner. The officers got on Norris's
trail at Riverside and trailed him
around Stein's mountain. The sher
iff from Caldwell brought the prison
er as far as Vale but he refused to be
taken into Idaho without requisition
compelled to go to Boise and then to
Salem to fix up the required papers.
Monday evening the Caldwell sheriff
had him here on his way to the Idaho
While Norria waa in jail at Vale he
traded clothing with some of the
other prisoners there but was compell
trade back. Ever since he was ar
rested has iu every way tried to hide
Nyssa dlatrlct, and will extend one
mile thla aide of Nyssa, Including all
the territory aouth of that line; the
Mm. II. '. Whltworth. At a busi
ness meeting recently it was decided
to mske every other meeting of the
club u sowing party, and Mrs. H. H.
Whitney was elected president, and
Mrs Whltworth, secretary. Mrs.
Whitney will be the next hostess.
The out-of-town guests last week
were Mrs C. K. Kenyon and Mrs. Van
Stcklln of Weiaer.
The Woman'a Club will give a soc
ial afternoon in honor of the teachers
in the schools, on Saturday, October
23rd., at the home of the president
of the club, Mrs. II O. Drane. The
program which was scheduled to be
held on Thursday, October 21st., will
be postpoued, and will be given at
this social meeting.
The Guild of the Episcopal church
was entertained at the home of Mrs.
. L. King this (Thursday) afternoon.
Mrs. A. P. Toniugsen delightfully
entertained the members of the Sil
ver Pork Club at her home Wednes
W. Lu Turner has purchased the
Insurance business of Spencer Good
fellow in thla city. Mr. Turner will
have his office with the former firm.
his Identity. Por the most part he
has refused to talk to the officers
When he was here he was wearing
both hand cuffs and chains.
When Norrls was brought before
the Probate Judge at Caldwell he re
fused to tell his name or talk other
than to say that he wanted a lawyer.
Finally District Attorney Griffith
allowed him to get a lawyer and he
expressed himself as wanting a Boise
attorney, whom It was afterwards
discovered waa the one who was de
fending Wm. Ridings for horse steal
ing here a few days ago. This I'o
oborates the story rumored that Rid
ings and Norrls were close friends
while Norris was confined in the Vale
jail. Norris burned his clothing in
the Caldwell jail yesterday and was
caught using a ease knife trying to
aw the bars of Itm Jail
Last Friday the Ontario High
School football team won a decisive
victory over the Payette eleven, who
were unable to make a single touch
down while the Ontario boys made
six touchdowns, one safety goal and
four goal kicks, making a total score
of 41-0. The game was featured by
successful llne-bucklng and end rutin
by the Ontario team. The Payette
squad were good loners playing a
clean gamo and putting up a good re
sistance to the last. They were out
weighed as well as out-classed by the
HIGH SCHOOL NOTES.
The High School reception last Fri
day was a complete success In spite of
the fact that ahortly after the pro
gram had started the auditorium was
enwrapped In total darkness due to
the burning out of a fuae plug In the
transformer, but thanks to the flash
lights carried by some of the boys a
little light appeared and kept the
crowd still. Most of the program
went on as scheduled and though
there were upwards to two hundred
people In the room, not a sign of dis
order was anywhere observed. The
feature of the evening waa the ad
dress of welcome delivered by Eph
riiiin Harriot, president of tho student
body, who apoke with a calmness,
precision, and purpose well worthy of
the office bestowed upon him. The
musical program was also much en
joyed by the audience aa waa observ
ed by the applause and encore accord
ed each number. The readings also
received muoh applause, and the par
ents after being aerved with refresh
ments went home feeling that the
Ontario High School was a bigger and
better organisation than ever before.
All wore very much pleased with the
evenings program and expressed their
desire that this annual event would
not be discontinued
The High School Cadet Corps will
take their annual hike next Friday
and Saturday. The offlcera of this
organisation went out Monday and
chose a location for the camping
ground, situated about three miles
from Ontario on an island In
the Payette River. This Hsland Is
oovered with brush and affords an ex
cellent camping ground. No ammun
ition will be taken along and every
thing will be done to avoid the possi
bilities of an accident.
Mlaa Evelyn Brown returned this
week from California where she has
spent past few months. She attended
Saint Monica High School there the
latter part of last winter. Miss
Brown Is auother addition to the sen
The Freshman Class have two new
members, Haxel Bull and Edna Mr
The total number of studonta In
the High School and the grade school
now is 648, as compared with 627 of
the same week last year. The num
ber of High School student.-, belng.132
In the Senior class are registered 21,
Juniors. 20, Sophomores, 40, and
YOUNG CtHri.i: VKI. .
Miss Lillian V. Snyder of Malheur
County and John B. Griffin Jr. of
Baker County were united in marri
age at the office of Judge King in
this City Monday October lltb.
Kelso Newman, a slock man from
Gooding, Idaho, returned bere this
week after a trip to Juntura where he
has been buying sheep.
H. C. Boyer returned Monday even
ing from a several days trip to the
BROTHER OF H. B. LOGAN
IS KILLED IN FRANCE
Associated Press dispatches on
Wednesday of laat week carried news
of the death of Col. Edward Town
shend Logan, a colonel in the Eng
lish army, and a brother of H. B.
1-ogan of Ontario, manager of the
Eastern Oregon Land Co. Colonel
Logan was killed last week during
the attack by the French and Eng- '
County Court lias Appoint
ed A. U. Kingman to Ac
A. G. Kingman of the Kingman
Kolony district has been chosen by
the County Court to assemble n first
class exhibit of products grown in
the county, and to accompnny them
to San Francisco. In a conversation
with a representative of the Argus
"The County Court haa asked me
to assemble such exhibits for the Pan
ama Pacific Exposition as are most
needed. I do not yet know just what
is most needed, as I have not hoard
from Mr. Lackey, who Is there at
present. But this I do know: we
want some good new corn of both
yellow and white varieties. Arrange
ments will be made for collecting
and forwarding thla corn.
"It will be a great help If all corn
growers while husking corn for feed
ing, select 5 or 10 ears of the very
lost, and leave them with W. W. Haw
ard. If they live near Ontario. In tho
Nyssa and Big Bend sections tho
corn will be catled for. There Is no
other way to do this, and get a
good sample at this time, without
spending a great deal of time In each
field. If the corn growers will do
this, Malheur County will have a
corn exhibit they will be proud of."
PEOPLE ARE WED
Mr. and Mrs. George Bender who
were married in Twin Falls last week
returned from their honeymoon and
are at home to their frleuds In the
('has. Cox house on the east side.
Mrs. Bender, who was formerly Miss
Harvey was associated a few months
ago In tiie Grove and Riley millinery
store In thla city and Mr. Bender who
has made his home here for the last
few years Is the assistant postmaster.
Both young people have many friends
who extend them their beat wishes.
CARS ARE BURNED AT
One passenger coach, one chair car,
two stook cars and the water tank
were destroyed by fire at Riverside
last Saturday. The cause of the fire
is supposed to have been from an
overheated stove in a chair car, the
first alarm being given at 8 o'clock
in the morning.
All of the cars were on a sidetrack
and so near the tank that the blase
was soon carried to It. It was with
considerable difficulty that the Ore
was finally extinguished.
Thomas W. Clagett has been ap
pointed to succeed H. B Logan, in
charge of the Eastern Oregon Land
Company's interests bere. Mr. Cla
gett has been associated with the com
pany before and is exceptionally well
fitted to fill this position. On Fri
day Mr. Clagett and Paul Campbell
will leave for a aeveral days trtp
covering the company ranches iu the
county. Mr. Logan will remain here
for a few days longer and will be In
touch with the office In the absence
of Mr. Clagett and Mr. Campbell.
lUli on the German trenches in North
ern Prance. Two other brothers,
'captains in the English army, took
part in this attack. According to
the report there were 10:1 men and
90 officers killed. Names of the
killed, below the rank of colonel, were
not given out, and Mr. Logan does
not know whether the other brothers
were among the slain.
NISS LOWE WINS
0. A. C.
Miss Mnrlan I, owe, thlrtcen-ycar-olil
daughter of Mr. nml Mrs. T. M.
I.owe. of Owylirr, wlm wen the prlr.e
for the best industrial exhibit at the
Stale fair al Snlcm. will receive, In
stead of a free trip to the San Fran
cisco fair, a scholarship with all ex
penses paid, at O. A. C. Miss .owe
expects to take advantage of this dur
ing iho summer school, next summer.
k Inoi hi Kolony Xfwu.
There was a larne attendance til the
Rally Day services at Sunday school
last Sunday. In addition to the reg
ular service there was a short musical
program consisting of selections by
the orchestra, ft colo solo by Miss
Dorothy Pllcher and a violin solo by
Miss Helen Peck.
Mrs. M. M. Maxwell has relumed
from a five week's automobile trip
from a five week's automobile trip
through Idaho, Oregon, California
and Nevada. She went In company
with some New Plymouth friends and
while in California tho party visited
H. D. Thompson, the teacher of
the Kolony school, reports twenty
elght students In attendance and (he
work progressing finely.
Mrs Edith Scott and son, II R.
arrived from San Francisco last week
and will make an extended visit with
Robert Overstreet and family.
The County Court lias appointed A.
G. Kingman to til"' an exhibit of Mal
heur County products to the Exposot
in'i aud tell tho visitors there of the
opportunities hoie for settlers We
know of noone who run talk longer or
more fluently on this subject than Mr
Kingman aud we think the; m ule a
wis cholee Mr. KIiikmu.ii will leave
In a few days and will be accompanied
by Mrs. Kingman
Mr. Prater and Mr. Williams ot
Ontario, visited friends in the Kol
Misses Corluiie Maxwell and Doro
thy Pllcher attended Hie fair and
carnival In Boise last weuk.
C. E. Pock wus in Boise Monday on
business connected with the Cower
Mrs. W. C. Walts and mother visit
ed friends In New Plymouth over
II C. Wheeler from Cumin mi, , .
Is a patient at the hospital this week.
0, Bakopauos of the O. W. K I
N. la suffering with a fractured hip
M. G. Jure of Juntura underwent
an operation for appendicitis this
Thomas Sulleus, sou of Mr. and Mrs
N. O. Sullen llvllig near Mallutt Sta
tlou, underwent an operation for np
pendlcltls last Monday. The ynuni!
man Is recovering nicely.
Mrs. E. F. Roberts from Puv1''
underwent u lu-ht operation t.iis
Jack Weaver ias undergo'!; M
.1 oration fo. a misplaced finger.
Ceil Plai ', the i ii i in t -on of Mr
und Mrs. Joseph Platz of New I'ly
mouth, was brought to the hospital
In a serious condition, Monday ol
last week, and died in a few hours.
Mrs. II. Wiseman Is couvulohcliiK.
and will leave for her home in Wei
ser in a few days.
Mrs. E. P. Harper, who MOMUj
underwent an operation at the hos
pital, is greutly improved.
Miss 1, Cutrighl from VVeiser wus
operated on Tuesday morning.
Bert Carter, the twelve year old
son ot Jm Carter, who resides near
Juntura, had his limb operated on
last Saturday, am. . ..i.adily im
proving II D. 8teward, left the ho.pital
for (us I .: g n Wealfall, a few days
Mrs. C. 0. Morton, from Olds Ferry
who is recovering from a serious op
eration, will leave soon for Washing
ton to reside with her mother, Mrs.
B. P. Payne.
Miss Pearl Snyder has Iteeu remov
ed to her home in eiser.
Mrs it D. Taylor who was on
fined to the hospital for a few days
has gone to Boise.
ONTARIO TO HAVE
A MUSICAL TREAT
Dent Mowery, Pianist, to
Appear in Recital at the
Moore Hotel Oct. 16.
Dent Mowrey phuilst will appear
in recital next Saturday evening at
the Moore Hotel. Mr. Mowrey la a
diploma grudunto, with lienors, from
the Royal Conservatory In Leipzig
under Robt. Tclchmuller, and a pupil
of Harold Bauer In Paris, He has
spent the last few mouths In Port
land and through the efforts of the
Musical organizations in tha eastern
Oregon cities has been engaged to
make a short tour of eastern Oregon.
The Ontario Music Club have had
charge of tho preliminary arrange
ments for tho rocltal here and It la
expected they will receive tha hearty
support of all the music lovera In the
Dent Mowrey has spent the laat
six yours of study, concert playing
and teaching In Europe and haa met
with remarkable success everywhere
und the press and the public
public are unanimous in praise of
his work as pianist, composer and
His success as a composer Is most
unusual, he being tho only Amerlclan
who has been honored by the Unlvor
slty of Paris,, where his musical sett
ing to George Elliot's "Spanish
Gypsy" was presented In March of
Professor Robert Tetchniuller
says: llerr Mowrey is a pianlat of ex
ceptional ability. Ilia technique Is
clean, sure and always under perfect
control, lie Is splendidly equipped
us a teacher aud his pupils show to
grout advantage his serious and care
Harold Bauer says: Dent Mowrey
Is bound to meet with great success
us u concert pianist.
Dent Mowrey appeared In recital
in Portland last week aud the Oregon
inn of Sunday October lird. has the
To I lowing. Dent Mowrey the Paris,
France, pianist appeared lu a highly
successful recltul at the home of Mrs.
II 0. Wort man, 24 f Vista avenue,
last Thursday afternoon, and about
100 people were asked to hear him.
Mr. Mowrey played with conaummate
plaulstic ability, and displayed creat
ive und colorful powers of the artistic
wonderfully effective, and one of the
pleasing features of the recital was
the rendition of a group of Mr. Mow
rey'a own compositions, one of which,
"Phiintuhiu," was then heard for the
first time In this city. Mr. Mowrey
was much complimented on his able
ONL Y ONE MORE WEEK LEFT
TO SECURE VOTES IN ARGUS
Standing of the Contestants
Q l. Weittenliiller, Ontario, 111,8(i
Maud Walter, Ontario, H. P. D 97,060
Florence Van Valkenburg, Ontario, 99,380
Anna Anderson, liivcrview, 23,429
Corda M. Marquis, Ontario, B, F. 1., 75,460
M. B. Blnghaiu, Ontario, 56,825
Hemic Ma sou, New Plymouth 5,000
Dale Robertson, Parma, K. F. I). 3, . ,000
A. II. McComicll, New Plymouth, .. I ,900
V. B. Slump, Payette, . . .'
Nettie .Jones, Juntura, V7.400
A I iss
'Iho votes In the ArgUH Automobile
ton tost are steadily increasing and no
doubt the voles of all the candidates
will run much higher than has been
.mi n iputc-d auy time siucu the begin
ning of the contest. Todays stand
ing shows quite an lucre. i o for some
of the coiittisiaul One new name
appears on the list today with a good
hunch or votes to her credit fdr a
starter. Mrs. Nettie Jones of Jun
tura is the new candidate who starts
off with 57,400 votes which gives her
fifth place on the voting ladder.
GRANGE TO MEET
The roRUlar nicotine of the Mal
heur County Pomona grantee will be
held Saturday at Arcadia. In the
morning tho usual business matting
will be held, at which time a number
of matters of Importance are to come
before the members.
Everyone Is cordially Invited to
attend the public session In the after
noon. Besides tho llternry nnd mus
ical program Miss Weaver will speak
on "Domestic Economy," and County
Agriculturist Howard will speak on
"Agricultural Requirements of Mal
heur County." Tho value of tho
work of a county agriculturist will ho
discussed at this meeting.
To Appear Here
The first number of the liedpaiii
lecture Course, "The Panama Niag
ara", will be given at tho Dreamland
Theatre Thursday ovenlug October
21st. This entertulumotit Is one of
the best of tho series and one of ex
The Panama Slnicers. a male mi
tet, were organized with the Idea of
presenting to tho music loving public
a program of educational an well as
One of the strong features Is a iiiuh
teal sketch, which opens with four
young fefllows who have just urrlvod
In Panama, ready to begin work on
tha "big ditch," aa they term It. Iu
the discussion of their homos und
their experiences they discover that
they are all graduates of the nauio
school of engineering.
Then they drift Into talk of college
days and soon fall to singing college
aongs and telling college alnrlea.
Other features are nogro songs, col
lege glee songs, humorous action tang
and a ripping medley made up of the
choruses of all tho songs, with n
finale of "Who Dug tho DltchT- Uncle
W. C. T. U. MEETS
The Idaho State W. C. T. U. Ootf
ventlon held in Payette October 5, 6,
and 7th was well attended each day.
Tho programs were all interest inl
and Governor Alexander of Idaho
gave a very able aud pleasing address
on Tuesday evening. Those who at
tended the convention from Ontario
during the session were: Mrs C, E
Bingham, Mrs. llaldermun, Mrs. A.
G. Moore, Mrs. C. E. Becoy, Mrs. Tow
nsend, Mrs. A. K. Johnson, Mrs. D.E.
Baker, Rev. und Mrs. ' ('. Pratt, Mr.
F. Akers, Mrs Koonig, Mr. and Mrs
Win. Lees, Mrs. W. N Brown und Mrs
Wm. I. axon
The special offer
uiaiuing part of th. t
same as puii l al
of the contest noo
every club old
ing us in.ii. v
The time for wot
sed and th
account ol i ' uesa
the tlii ' pa
r is not