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ONTAIUO, M Mill I I! COINTY. Illtl .( . . I III l.sli . ; II i, loin
TO RAISE SUCH HOGS
The Cood Prices Paid For
A short time ago (lie price of hogs
dropped mi. I about Hint time many of
tin- farmer who were raining Iiorh
sold out all they had and declared
that It wan ImpoHHlhle to make hog
raining pay In tins country.
There were other people who
thought differently and they were an
alter to huy llieiie hogs as the own
era wore to nell and I hi- result 1 the
last named hIiumI to mnke a nice mar
gin of profit on their lnventnx.it
Of course the above haa reference
only to Htock hogs. There In anoth
er line of hog ruining that shown an
even hetter margin, which wrh Illus
trated here Saturday when the I '
foe herd of 0, I '. white wbh sold
These were well known prize winning
anlmalH and there w a large crowd
pnment to Mm nome of the Htock,
hut the most of It went to Tunny, tlie
butcher who In gong to ralne hogn
aa a aide laaue.
Here are a few of the prlcen rea
lised for thin nteck: now and 12 plgn.
70; now and 6 plgn, $f5; sow and
10 plgn, $87.60; now, 160; how and
piga, $77.60; how, $6; how. M
bow, $86; how, $70; total for the
nine $426, an average of $69. 31 each.
One 8 monthii old boar Mild for $80.
While at the aale Mr. Tumi)
hooked the aale of eighteen of Hie
young plga at $16 a head when two
Hurely the above prlcen do nut
need any comment an thin nule wan
from ntock well known In thin sec
tlon and It In only what can be done
by any good hog man who In willing
to take the time and trouble to look
after the hogn, after necurlng good
IMPROVEMENTS TO BE
MADE IN OUR CITY
Dsvld Wilson was Itrre several
days this week from Davenport and
other Washington towna where he
The business situation shown a de
cided Improvement, hut in a long
waya from being normal yet. The peo
ple are beginning to realise that the
bualneaa situation in good and the
prospects all right, so they are loos
enlug up a little and there Is going to
he -.one building done thin e.u
Davenport has been doing a little
advertising and the results are not
able, sltow Ing there Is a large number
of eastern people who are waking
changes In location.
Mr. Wilson Is the owner of nuicii
Onturlo property and stuted tliut he
was about reudy to modernize all his
Main street property by ( bunging IM
fronts The block where the Argus
Is located will have new pressed brick
and steel fronts installed and made
moderu in every respect.
This improvement will make this
the best block lu the city and will no
doubt brlug renters here for all the
store rooms when completed.
The plans have been drawn for
this improvement and the work will
tart in the near future.
COL DAVARAN HAS
LOCATED A SALT MINE
Colonel Davaran, the Democrat
solicitor, made a trip to Watson last
week and located an epsom salts
mine Kd says there is a mountain of
the stuff and it is practically pure.
Many of his friends have been pre
sented with samples and the verdict
fn almost every case Is that it is gen
The Colonel expects to start work
on the property on an extensive ecale
when the weather opens up and be
lieves he has a proposition tiiat will
attract the attention of the mining
Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Aker entertained
Mrs. 8. Snyder, mother of Mrs. Aker
and Mrs H Tallette, a sister, from
Meridian this week.
SMOKE AND SOME
The fire department wat called out
I at 3:30 Wednesday morning by a
i tire In the banement of the Temple
I of Sweeta.
The fire wan dlncovered by an em
ploye of the Moore hotel and when
'the firemen arrived It wan found that
the chemical could handle the situa
tion. The raftern are badly burned and
the floor through in some places,
and the nmoke did plenty of damage
In the store room, ruining all the
The loan will be leas than a thoun-
and dollar and la covered by Insur-
W. II. Doollttle'a office adjolnn anil
would have been ruined If the fire-
men IiihI turned water on.
The usual crowd of curloun people
memhled with red nllppern and oth-
er adornments supposed to be for
home use only, hut there waa little
for their aniiinem. nt
s..iin by Amsrlrsn fraaa Association.
Frsnclaco Villa, the Msslcan bandit,
who crossed ths Amsrlean bordsr and
attacked Columbus, N. M., killing
MASONS ENTERTAIN .
AT CARTER HOUSE
The Itoyal Arch Masons were hon
ored with a visit from their Urand
High 1'rleat, II. 0. Kvsns, on Monday
evening and they are all enthusiastic
over the talk mude to them.
There was a hu liquet at the Carter
after the regular meeting and many
crisp talks were made. The hotel
management received many nice
'"'I"""" '" the luncheon provld-
ed and the excellent service.
There was a crowd down
WIDE MARGIN IN CUM
ATE IN THIS COUNTY
Perry Hayden, who Uvea on the
Klttt opposite Welser, was here this
week and reported that the snow
had coiurieiicd to disappear from the
points In his section and it will not
be many weeks now when the farm
ers can commence their spring work
E. K. Pratt, who has a farm on the
Owyhee, near Big Bend, waa here a
few days ago to have a mouthful of
teeth removed and reported that the
farmers of his section are busy seed
ing and the roads are dusty.
The se two men live less than for
ty miles apart, still there is a big
difference in the climate at the two
points Mr. Pratt keeps a record and
says there la usually a difference of
at least ten degree in the tempera
ture between his place si.l Ontario.
The winters are milder aud tne sum
A. E. Brown Is here from the Bar
ren valley section on business and
visiting with relatives.
CREDIT BY AID OF THE STATE
Bills Covering This Much Needed Leg
islation to be Submitted to Voters.
A. W. Trow attended the confer-
ence held at Salem lant week to get
"' matter of ntate aid for Irrigation,
drainage and farm loans properly be-
r""' ln" People,
A' present the state Softool fund,
amounting to $6,300,000, la 'feeing
loaned to the farmers at an i
' on" nM' " one l"r "'"' ""
re Do losses. This Is less than one
fourth of the total money loaned on
The state engineer, together with
the government men, have estimated
that there are 300,000 acres of land
In the atate that can be irrigated for
$40 an acre. It has also been entl-
mated that there are 600,000 acres In
the state that should he drained.
where the cost will average ten dol
lars an acre.
It will be seen that the state needs
for drainage Irrigation and contribute
ing expenae $36,000,000 and for farm
loana about $26,000,000, which la
leas than eight per cent of the as
sessed value of the atate.
Bills will he prepared for the elec
tion, one covering the Irrigation and
drainage and the other the farm loans
which will he prenented to the people
t the election this fall.
This will he a chance for rural
credits and also to develop thousands
M K. I.ees made a buslnes trip
to the Twin Kails section last week
and was much impressed with the
way they are doing things In that
They have been carrying a number
of large advertisements lu Kaslern
papers and the reaulta are apparent
in Hie large number of new people
'coming lu and taking hold of things
The city of Twin Kails nhows a sub
stantial building boom, many tine
loi.' and residence buildings going
Tim people are all optlmlsMc and
are doing business Willi as much vim
as the old boom days They haw hud
food crops there and have sold ev
er) thing to good udvuntage so there
g plenty of money available. The
bunks all show large deposits.
GET READY FOR THE
A few of the merchants have had
their store rooms brightened up with
new paint and many others are cou
iciiiplutliig improvements soon
The Alexander Clothing Company
has improved the appearance of their
store room very much by some new
paint and kalsomlne.
The time has about arrived for the
general cleaning of the streets, also
the alleys and back yards.
It is also about time for gardening
to start and there should be another
special effort this spring to have trees
aud shrubs planted throughout the
residence portion of the city. A few
trees aud bushes add much to the
appearance of a home aud this Is es
pecially true in this section, so re
mote from the timber.
Thousands of rose bushes aud trees
have been planted the last few years
aud there is still room for many
The large bunch of 2-year olds
purchased last week by J. P. Smith
and C. E. Eiuison are being fed near
the Couover place Thev are a fine
looking lot and stood th- trip o.ci
the snow in good shape.
The Tom Thumb wedding at the
Methodist church Ti. ronton.
was well attended.
E. IRRIGATION. RURAL
of acres throughout the state and
reclaim other thousands of acres.
Arrangementn will he made so
these loana may be paid off in annu
al Installments, which cover the In
ind a pnrt of the principal,
covering a long period, so that the
borrower will hardly miss the money.
Apparently there is little opposition
to these measures as the business men
realize that It meum. ii World of (level-
lopment and that it Insures good hunl-
MM conditions for the future. For
, 1 1 1 e furmora It moans everything.
There are thousands of acren that will
, be improved with the cheap money,
that cannot be touched with ten per
Australia. New Zealand, II
Columbia, and other countries have
tried out these plans and they have
proven nuccennful. They have loaned
over $62,000,000 and 46 per cent of
this has been paid off and reloaned
on lite amortization plan. Loans are
made of any amount from $126 to
$i;..niiii to an Individual
The bills to be presented cover on
ly two per cent of the state valuation
or $18,000,000. When thin money In
placed then bills may be prepared for
the raising of further amounts aa
THE MAXWELL CAR
GAINING IN EAVOR
L. U. Olsen haa taken the agency
for the Maxwell auto an. I Is show Ing
the local people what a good car it
Is and what an economical one to op
erate. This year these people are making
a hetter car than ever before, with
all the modern improvements found
in the higher priced cam and ihc
have also reduced the price
Son, H strong talking pou.uj able the counties to c .,,. th.-.r
Klectri, -darter ami light, mil.- 'road upkeep costs and the methods
per aet of tins; miles per gallon ot
gasoline; miles per qutirt of III
Ing oil; lowest year la .mi ear out
Co u round and have u ride. Just
to aae how a really good car
IN THE INTERIOR
Mr. Wilson, who was here tin..
week from Spokane, stated that he
recently saw Mr. Strahoru, the rail
road builder and that he was pre
paring to rush work on the roads to
Central Oregon. Surveying parties
are lu tin- held anil the work will be
curried on this season from llenil and
other points so that a connection can
be made with the line building west
from Vale at as early a date as pos
sible. Thre is a vast empire in the cen
tral part of the state to be opened up
by the building of the Strahoru lines
James A. Coogaii of Kausas City,
Mo., and his Idaho representative, F.
P Uulues, arrived Monday to con
tract for Kmmett fruit for the fruit
marketing firm of James A. Coogun
Co. This house wants 150 carloads
of Enimett peaches in crates. Their
canvas, Mr. Coogun stated yesterday,
has been successful and they hope to
be able to secure tlie quantity de
Dr. Howe was ut the ITuitkmd
Baby Contest last week.
SHORT LINE OFFICIAL
VISITS AT ONTARIO
Superintendent Stevennon, of the
Short Line, was here lant week, lie
made a trip over the branch to look
over the road. Near Brogan the
high water waa giving some trouble
and there waa some dsnger from the
Bully creek waters.
Later he went to the line down the
Snake from Huntington to make an
Mr. Stevennon said the traffic over
the line at this time Is good, owing
to the Canal being closed, but rail
road circles are much concerned ov
er the labor situation, because the
employes of all the roads of the t "nit -od
Stated have voted for a big ln
crease In wages which may lead to a
national strike on It Is simply impos-
slble for the roads to increase wages
nt thin time and under present ached-
No Important Improvements are
ncheduled for this section this year
by the company
Qantr. I Funston, who will dlrsct the
American tr. ops ordsrsd across ths
Msslcan bordsr for the capture of
ROAD BUILDING SYSTEM'
engineer Lewis Is trving to
net a nvste... ..s.i.blls I tlo.l will e
ployed 1 tils Is certalulv
thing that we should have hud long
i pi i ..Hi bin is not even an
opportunity lor the several MOOrrta
ors of the county to meet und com-pan-
notes There in absolul.h no
i .ui.l Mo severul counties are
not working along same line. It tin
local ui"T Isors are Instructed ny iho
County i oui i ami ton pel led to
.di.pl n system then the build
permanent road larted The
roud moiic) expend., ..rail:.
thrown away, no fur us tlie making
of permanent improv
TO MEET MONDAY
The regular moil me iiug i
the Coinmerclul Club will be loi
Monduy evening in the Club rooms at
the City Hall.
i'lu-re is no especiul husii
come up, but several lesser laljoetl
will he discussed.
Reports will be In on the estuhllsh-
ing of a cannery here und the build
lug of a wagon roud to Grant count)
anil on down the John Day mo
This mutter lis:, been started by
State Engineer Lewis who g making
an Investigation to get an estimate
of tlie cost.
II Will TIM KM
The Friday night dunce lust week
was a great success both in pleasure
und attendance It was given by the
ladle and was culled a hard times
uftuir, giving the people a chance to
wear their old clothes Some of the
hats .aud dresses were of the sttles
worn many years ago, In fact so long
ago tliut they ure getting buck to the
same styles again.
SUMPTER VALLEY R.R.
TO BUILD THIS WAY
Want to Reach Large Body
of Good Timber.
'. FnllaaiMIJ work toward the long
talked of Sumpter Valley railroad
branch to the Hums country, will be
; taken aa soon an the going oft' of the
nnow makes railroad operation ponnl-
The first step will be the construc
tion of 60 miles of railroad south
from Dixie Summit.
U. ('. Kccles, president of the rail
road, was in the city Tuesday, and
following his departure for Ogden,
It developed that surveyors will he
sent out to work from the top of the
Dixie divide, to aet stakes for the
proponed extennlnn, as soon as the
ground Is clear.
The dnte at which roadbed con-
structlon will lommence, la uncer-
tain, depending on the time of year
at which the surrey Is finished, but
the work will start within a few
The extension as it Is now planned,
alms primarily at one of the richest
timber belts lu Orcicon. located 60
miles from Dixie Summit In the south
east corner of Oram county, a part
of the old Military Itoad Land tlrant,
alternate sectlona being held by the
Balfour-Guthrie Co., of Portland, or
by Mihsldlary concerns.
The timber Is yellow pine, near the
northern line of Malheur county, und
wjll total one billion feet.
It Is understood that the Oregon
Lumber Co will figure In the deal,
In the way of securing cheap slump
age on the enormous pine tract.
Other developments In the general
plan of extension will doubtless ma
terialise later linker Herald.
QUARTER MILLION OE
IDLE DOLLARS HERE
Oil the 7th there wa.i call on the
Natlonal hanks for a statement ot
their condition aud the Klrst .Nation
al of this city shows deposits of
8.78. One year ugo, the name
bunk showed ilepo.l
1.73, a gain of $86,446.06.
At the Ontario Natlonul the same
"''rease was shown, the figures
f,,r "' Vr "" t'M.M 68
"'! "t "b" year ago $246,683.05.
" "r "
loi il gain for the town of $104.-
lli. re Is aunt: . of the
hank bu it Is worthy ot study
lid that is the umount of casli re
Ul $IIV II I r tlie two
lion dollars of . . in thi
lent op) o i ...id invost-
iii. nt '
When tin. owners of Ibis mono)
linuliy come to . ad real t tho
i H tod oi i , lepn ul has
passed and thul it is again safe to
.' will not bo neces
sary to go out .,de ol ibe home banks
I lie BOOO) I
made available at this lime it would
go u long mi toward hriligtllg
tin- old time swing to business.
i SPECIAL FEATURES
DUE AT DREAMLAND
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that gi .ii
Do Monday evening Thedu lluiu
will star in "The Devil's Duughter," a
modi in socieiy drama luspn
W edtiesil.iy evening, Mar ii li,
Mary lickl'ord, tlie idol oi tiie ui.en
will blur in "Kunihon the Cricket "
This old play la well known U
tie goeiH, but never heloie Im: tin
.1 , mi in en pie.-. i ten u it will be
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