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ONTARIO. MALHEUR COUNT, OBJ
Thursday, may an, ivio.
SCHOOL DAYS END
Class of Nineteen Sixteen
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KoCCIVe I heir Diplomas
The elan of nineteen alxteen of
the Ontario high school passed out
of the embrace of that Institution
last Thursday evening when the
twenty-two members of which It was
composed received their diplomas
from the hands of Mr. McCulloch.
Miss Mable DeFoe was the vall
dlrtorlan and Nera Bllllngaly the
aalutatorlan of the class, both deliv
ering very good addresses.
Rphraim Harriot also gave good
speech on the budget system of gov
ernment, liriirn Dennli VMS the
speaker of the evening giving an ad
dress that will not soon be forgotten
by the claaa nor by those who were
not mnmlters of the class.
The room waa beautifully decor
ated due to the efforta of the Juniors
who hsd spent much time and work
In filing things up.
The assembly room waa crowded
to Its capacity early In the evening
and after the program the graduating
elaas received congratulations from
hundreds of enthusiastic people who
expressed their feelings with the
gripping hand of friendship extended
to all the members and with words
conveying their well wishes for the
ALUMNI INITIATE AND
FEED NEW MEMBERS
The class of nineteen sixteen was
Initiated as members of the alumn!
Haturday evening when that organi
sation gave a banquet In their honor
in the Wilson hall.
An elaborate supper waa served
and the table was beautifully decor
ated In honor of the occasion About
a hundred members were present.
Toasts were given and speeches were
made by the prominent member. In
cluding Mr. Bailey, Mr. Conklln and
the entire claaa of nineteen seven
composed of diet Lackey. This wit
the first class thst graduated from
the local high school.
Business was transacted also, a
new president and secretary being
elected. The presidency waa confer
red upon Deak Williams and Earl
Blackaby was elected secretary and
After the feed the table waa taken
up and the guests danced until a
late hour after which the rlumnl
went home to bed having grown
larger by twenty-two membera.
WILL BE OBSERVED
Prosperity that pleasant condi
tion so much wanted-- does not mean
much to the majority of us when It
la confined to a select few. Pros
perity and good times In New York
City may mean very little to the
people of Oregon or New Mexico or
some other distant section of the
country, but home prosperity, com
munity growth and development are
things that vitally interest and
touch every person regardless o' hut
business or vocation or where he
Everyone desires prosperity, the
home brand of prosperity, the kind
that all may participate in, and with
the thought of arousing prosperity
throughout the nation, the week of
June 12-17, 1916, has been designat
ed by the National Association of
Merchants Trade Journal Headers,
an Incorporated society composed of
individuals from practically every
community of over 500 population In
the United States, as Meno- Prosperi
ty Week. The term "arousing pros
perity" is used by this association
advisedly, as prosperity is in reality
a thing to be moused.
We can imagine no more distress
ing sight than to see a beautiful com
plexion disappearing with the per
spiration on a hot summer day.
WEISER GAS WELL
t the weier on a us com-
P"X hoi a well of undoubted eoni-
merolal value In the conservative
opinion of nil those hest qunllflod to
Judge who have vlalted the well since
the last flow was struck at a depth
of 420 feet about 11 o'clock Friday.
A second flow had been tapped Thurs
day evening, this had been capped
and a premium gsugn put on the pipe.
About 6:30 Friday morning the
pressure had accumulated to such an
extent that the cap blew off and resi
dents of that part of town thought
another earthquake or some other
cnlnmlty waa at hand. As soon as
the pressure became normal drilling
was resumed and a few feet farther
down the present flow waa tapped
All at once the drillers heard a rush
ing, roaring noise, and a moment
later the ruah of gas came throwing
water, sand and gravel 75 feet or
more In the air. This flow was not
only much larger than the previous
one but the pressure was much great
er, so that It has been necessary to
let the gas escape constantly An
Ihsli & M t A MaaMMAa - S . . a - I
.; u , "T"" p,p" "" D,,"n pended by Roosevelt and his mana
. tached and f the valve on thl.-l.l do . ,., t0 n.ve ,. ,.
closed for only a few minutes the
pressure runs up to 80 pounds W h
the valve open enough to make a
flame ten feet high the pressure
runs between forty and fifty pounds
On both Friday and Saturday even
ings large crowds visited ths site of
the well and gated at the big blase.
B. Kutoh, manager for the com
pany, aays that the one well as it now
stands will furnish more than enough
gas to supply the number of consum
er required under the franchise
granted by the city and he la confi
dent that a greater supply la not far
distant. But even If this should not
be true a half doxen wells like this
one would not only supply the entire
city for domeetlc purposes but leave
an adequate aupply for manufactur
ing purposes a well. Welaer Amer
ican. QUO WEDDING WEDNESDAY
A quiet wedding was colemnlxed
at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. F.
A. Stewart Wednesday, May 17th.
when Mr. Ena Armstrong and Miss
Ituth Stewart were united in mar
riage. The happy couple will make
their home near Cambridge, Idaho,
where Mr. Armstrong has charge of
the ranch of C. E. Amldon. The
ceremony waa performed by the Rev.
c c. Pratt.
SATURDAY CONCERTS POPULAR
The Whip." by Abe
I. Tone Poem
-"You. I and Cupid,"
by L Boy.
3. Melodies from "The Bohemian
Qirl," arranged by Dalbey.
4 March Triumph of True Tone.
by Clay Smith.
concert Walts "Nlnetta" by E.
6. Solo for Bella "Clover Blos
soms," by Floyd Thompson.
Mr. Wm. 8himeck.
7. Selection Eight numbers from
the French opera "Adele," by Jean
Briquet and Adols Phillips.
s Chinese Intermexxo "Kan Bang
Kong," by Ah Hel.
8. "Star Spangled Banner."
Saturday 27th, 1816.
CANYON CITY HISSES WOOD
W. W. Wood, now living at Ontar
io, Is a badly missed man In Canyon
today a It always fell to his lot to
pass the hat on election day to se
cure the necessary funds to collect
election returns by an all night phone
service. And by the way it might be
germane to say that he has recently
purchased an auto and now while
not busy advising clients Is consum
ing the golden moments of old Father
Time Joy riding. His Joy riding firm
is known under the name and style
of Wood et ux while the law firm
Is McCullach A Wood. Canyon City
South America should hurry up
and finish it Job of pacifying Mexico.
LITTLE INTEREST TAKEN
IN THE PRIMARY ELECTION
Vote Light in Country Precincts-Republicans
Name a Winning Ticket
In the primary election last week
the reel Interest from a national
standpoint was the vote for the pres-
favorite sons paraded from one end
of the. state to the other, the majori
ty of the people hsd made up their
minda that Hughes waa the proper
man to receive the nomination and
he received a very large vote, with
out even signifying that he would ac
cept the nomination. When a man
has a nomination thrust upon him
by the people of the whole country It
means something, especially when no
one but the people want that man.
The thousands of .Irillsra hslns
fluenco on the people.
Will R. King received a nice vote
In his home county aid will be elect
ed. W. H. Brooke seems to be elected
for delegate to the national republi
For secretary of state the voter
dnclsred for Olcott, the present In
For public utility commissioner It
looks like Corey, of Salem. If Cor
ey la selected It la to be regretted for
several reason. Corey ha reetded
t Salem for twelve year and Is not
In touch or sympathy with the east
ern side of the state and therefor
not qualified to give the people of
this section what thev are entitled
to. We believe It would have been
better If the people had selected a
bona fide resident of the district as
the law providea.
For the county office the vote by
the republican was so great that It
would seem only the republican nom
inee would have any show this fall.
The accompanying table give the
returns by precincts and you can
draw your own conclusions.
For delegate to the republican
national convention for the nomina
tion of candidates for president and
mrai of the people
the ueoitle and fer
proplc Bholl iiof perish
from the earth"
vice president of the United State
Btate at large Charles W Acker
on 468, Daniel Boyd 826. Mr. O. L.
Jlulsnd 444, Oeo. J. Cameron 779,
Charles H Carey, 67 2. P. H. Case
111. C. W. Fulton 680, Russell Haw
kins 460, Samuel D. Peterson 164,
Arthur C. Spencer 116, Frank M
Warren 38, J. H. Worsley 164.
For il .gates to the national con
vention from this district, W. II
Brook 118, J. N. Burgess 663,
Chsrles O. Pollard 464.
For candidates for president
Theodore K Burton 144, Albert II
rttpmlxig 676, Chsrles E. Hughes
for electors of president and vice
president K R. Butler 1040, Willis
I. Cottel 63. Francis 8. Ivanhoe
418. W. P. Ready 700, M. J. Ma.
Mahon 781, W. C. North. 776, J. F.
For representative In congress
N. J. Slnnott, 111.
For secretary of Mat Cha. B.
Moore 611, Ben W. Olcott 710.
For Justice of the supreme court
feo. H. Burnett and Frank A. Moore.
food and dairy commissioner
Job I) Mlcklo
For public service commissioner
H. H Corey 171, Jams M. Kyle 62.
J. W. Met ulloch 1077. John P. Rusk
16. Robert Service II, Ed. W.
, For state senator A. W. Oowan
III, Jullen A. Hurley 887. Loring
V. Stewart 144.
For representative Charles M.
Crandall 802, Jam J. Donegan III,
V J. Phillip 416.
For district attorney Robert M
Duncan 867. P. J. Gallagher 711.
For sheriff Emory Cole 1116, R.
H. McNee 101, J. 8. Woods 461.
For county clerk V. B. Btaples
For assessor L. E. Hill 764. 8.
L. Payne 114, A. A. Robert 440, F.
B. Zutee III.
(Continued on page I.)
GREAT STRING OF
HORSES AT EAIR
Aa a result of being a member of
thn Intermniintaln Fair and Racing
circuit, the Malheur County Fair as
sociation will have the greatest string
of race horses for its four-day fair
In S 'pteniher in Its history. The In
liTinountain circuit Is composed of
the following eight fair associations
In Oregon, Idaho and Utah: La
Crande, Baker and Ontario in Ore
gon; Boise, tllackfoot, tlexhurg and
Montpeller in Idaho; and Salt i.nke
City, Utah. This circuit will attract
a big string of the best and fastest
trotters, pacers and runners in the
The Malheur county fair will be
hold September II, 20, II, and 22.
There will be four big racing event
each day of the fair, two of which
will be harness races and two run
ning race. The fair will put up
34000 In purses for thn four day, or
1 1 000 per day. These are the most
liberal purse bung up for the race
at any fair ever held here.
The eight week' circuit opens m
Montpeller Aug. 16. II, 17 and 18
and ends In Salt Lake the first week
In October. The fair In thla circuit
will b held In the following erder:
Montpeller, Rexburg. Blackfoot, La
Urande, Baker, Ontario, Boise. Salt
Th nor that make thla circuit
will find It very.atrractlve for their
owner, because they are thus en
abled to have a good season's run in
the interraountaln country before go
ing to the coast for th winter
EOR RANGE LANDS
W. E. Davidson of the Oregon A
Western Colonisation company was
here for a short time Tuesday, chock
ing up the local office of the com
pany and arranging for the platting
of the new townalte of Bendler.
Mr. Davidson says there ha been
a great deal of Inquiry for their
range lands and they have sold fifty
Motion line he waa here a few
week ago and have Inquiries for
a many more. The stock men are
realising that they are up against It
for range and are buying up these
cheap lands to protect themselves.
They have quite a lot of range lands
left In this county, but In Hsrney
and Crook It Is going ery rapidly.
Many of the cattle men and sheep
men buying these lands have rklers
keeping trespassers off and the man
without range Is going to be up
against It another year.
Mr. Welttenhlller met Mr. David
son here and they were In consults
lion over the work of platting the
new toii of Bendler. The work Is
being rushed with a large crew of
Mr Davidson stated that it had
been definitely decided to build a line
from Bend to I'rlnevllle this season
PAYETTE TO HAVE
The Payette Chautauqua for this
season will be held June 13-21.
They will have a bigger and bet
tr Chautauqua than last year.,
In the lecture class will be Judge
Wannamaker of the supreme court or
the state of Ohio, Charles ml. Win
the eminent soclolist; I.ou lleau
champ, a humorist speaker; Sylves
ter A Long, and will close with an
address by Robert Parker Miles,
formerly religious editor of the
lleurst syndicate of newspapers.
Among the musical numbers are
the Interuatlon Operatic company;
the Skiblnaky-YV'elch company; New
York City Marine baud; the Kaffir
Boy choir and the Sequoia male
Another attraction which proves
to be a very popular one la the Maw
son Antartic pictures, 3000 feet of
films in six reels which are 1 1, .
wonderful travel pictures ever shown
Uen Carranxa may be afraid to use
his authority lest he find that be has
DOCTOR TAKES POST
Ontario Got Hospital Main
ly Because of His Un
It .liiroh Pr tiling has gone eaat
again for post graduate course in
the hospital at Rochester, Minnesota,
run hy the Mayo Brother, who are
i acknowledged as the greatest and
most up to date surgeons in the
world. All the phystclsns employed
are specialists and the best that can
Whenever we are reminded that
the Doctor Is taking another post
graduate course we naturally think
of the great benefit these are to the
people of thl entire section, a all
afflicted are benefitted by the know
ledge the Doctor brings Into the
Another thought In this connection
Is the hospltsl, because Dr. Printing
hsd more to do in the bringing of
this great Intsltutlon to Ontario than
any other one person. We some
times wonder If the people realise
that the hospital save soma sixty
to seventy thousand dollars annual
ly to th community and also pro
longs the lives of many people. Up
to the preeent there have bean nearly
thirty operations at the hospital this
month, twenty of these were major
operations and ten minor, or at least
that would be an average. If the
people had to go to Boise or Baker
for theee operation It would mean
at least 1260 each for th major oper
ations and 100 each for the minor
one. Then there are the scores who
are there at all time for the excel
lent treatment and nursing to be had,
totalling over six thousand dollar a
month that la kept in the community.
Some of these people would not be
able to have treatment If they had to
puy out the cash for It, as would be
necessary If compelled to go away
for the work, and another large per
cent would have to borrow the mon
ey if compelled to go away, aa It Is
all these people are accommodated at
home. Thus Is ovr seventy thous
and dollars kept In the community
snd distributed to the business men
and farmers for the necessary sup
plies to run the hospital
Where Is there another man of
sufficient public spirit to bring an
other Institution to this city that will
be worth even half aa much to us?
BAKER CITY NEEDS
MORE SKILLED LABOR
Baker. Or., May 22. Because of
the great rush of building In this
city contractors are compelled to
seek outside for skilled labor. Every
available man Is working, and many
carpenters and painters have been
brought from Portland Contractors
.nim i i that the starting of the work
on the 1126,000 high school build
Ing, as well aa the 1100,000 In rest
iiinl stores outlined for th
summer will call for even more men
The demand for workers in the
mining and lumber fields Is still
keeping up, although many high
school boys have just been put to
CHEESE FACTORY RE OPENED
The Parma co-operative cheese
factory was recently reopened for
business und about 4000 pound-. of
milk is being received dully. The
milk receipts are showing a daily in
crease, and it la thought f.OUO to
6000 pounds of milk w:ll be received
each day within a short time. Two
Ford trucks are now hc.ng used in
gatherum th milk over two route
each day it is air. -a.: found that
there is economy and a saving of
lime In u.inK the-,.- 1 1 neks rattier
than wagonb I ,rs of the
clieeee factory ai- I . tellingly for
tunate In securing the service of
Adrian Tinner for their cheese mak
er. Mr. Tinner is an expert clioese
maker of many years' experience.
It is now confidently believed that
this factory will be made a very suc