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ONTARIO. MALUKU.' roi'NTY. OI.KMOV Tl I lUSHA V, KKMI.l'AKY 22, 1917.
ANNUAL ELECTION 1$
POSTPONED FOR WEEK
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MARK OF RKMPKCT FOR
DF.PARTKD I -ll I-si i ii T.
MANY VOICE THEIR SORROW
Previous to Meeting Members Inform
ally Discuss Number of Matter
KeaJUv In lload Program an1
Henrlng at Vale.
The death of A. W. Trow, real
wit of the organliatlon rant a gloom
over the meeting of the Commerrlal
club Monday evening. Vice Prenl
dmit A. R. Fraiier railed the meeting
in order and following expressions of
normw at the loaa to the rlly and
ulub of Ita able leader, by many of
the member B. C. Vanl'etlen moved
an adjournment for one week.
'AMnralttee consisting of J. W.
McCulloch. Mayor W. P. Roman and
Prof. B. a. Bailey waa appointed to
prepare reeoltlonii expressing the
club's appreciation for the work Mr
Trow had done for th oommunltv
Prior to the meeting being called
to order there wan an Informal dh
uaiu among the momhera present
relative to the presentation of the
oe of llotnedale, Jordan Valley.
Nynaa, Kingman Kolony, t'rane.
Itiiin--. Riverside, llrogan and Jamie
aon at the hearing at Vale next Tun
day. The matter of looking Into Malheur
county's interest In the propound
mate hlghwayH across the atale und
to join with other communities to
bring Inttuenci to bear upon the Htate
highway commission no that a mud
will be built up the John Day
river and thuii glvo a direct IMM Ml
the Dalles and I'ort IhikI waa left In
the bunds of AtloriH'V W W Wood.
iKIertloii Next Monday.
In view of the adjournment of the
meeting the annual election of offl
oera will take place next Monday ev
ening HURLEY GETS MET
ROM PORTLAND PAPER
Telegrajii Review lie. nl- Made by
i-h-i. .1...- lit the l-iuni. Fye
a1 INaja Wire Thing jiIhiuI
JaJ)aoor-llRiic Sen lor
After spending something iver 40
iijis at Salem In MM business 01 leg
1 nisi Hug for the Stale if Oregon, S.-n
iitor Jullnn A Hurley passed thru On
tario today earouti- lu IiIh home at
Vale. "It Ih a great game. " Khi
alor Hurley ' terse dehciiption tii
experience u( Salem
Thut the Malheur and llurncv mini
ty senator played the gam well may
be Judged from the Inllowmg lamia
tory sketch from the Purrluud Tele
gram of February 20 run under Iht
caption. "Legislators Who Are In (lie
ublle Kye llecau.e of Their I'aeful
neaa;" llHHide being a representative la the
senate of the largest district In the
state. Mnnator Jullen Hurley has the
distinction of being the youngest and
the only single man In the upper leg
islative body. Hurley halls from
Vale and represents that part of Ore
gon that ha more Irrigation ditches
and Jack-rabbits than all of the re
mainder of the state.
t "The conflaotase the people of the
large district placed In Hurley when
they elected htm at the polls was not
betrayed in any way by his actions
In the senate, and as ctiairman of the
irrigation committee and a member
of the judiciary committee be demon
strated his efficiency as a legislator
on more than one occasion.
"On his watch fob Hurler tarries a
medal won as a debater In the Ore
gon State Normal school at Mon
mouth several years ago wrhea he
wan a student. He has lived up to
Ills reputation in the last 40 days and
cannot be accused of being oc on
the wrong foot many times when he
Save vent to his opinions through
his oratory. He knew what his dls-
(t'otnlnued on Page Eight.)
NEW COMPANY TAKES
CITY WATER SYSTEM
IDAHO own it COMPANY Will.
iM INI I TO 11 I NIH.i: IUHI-
i.l S1M.HH Mii ONTARIO
w l l li . t imp x n
TO SEEK BETTER k SUPPLY
Kffort Will I"- Made to UeteniUnr
Moot Feasible Method nt Improv
ing Water and Increasing Capacity
W IN or River Water, V"eeH..a.
Ontario's water system which has
been tite property ef the Idaho Pow
er company on March 1 will pass in
to the hands of live Ontario Water
company which has Just been Incorpo
rated The directors of the company
have been named hot the officers have
not been .chosen
The transfer of ownership will not
change the management, however,
since the property will be directed by
the employees f ttie Idahe Power
company as In the past.
Will Improve Supply.
The aaawiunoemeat of the change
was made by Manager f. P. Orr of
the Idaho Power company who also
stated that Hie new company would
proceed nt the earliest opportunity
to determine what can bo done to
Improve the y unllty and iiuantlty of
water available for Ontario.
"It la a difficult problem." said
Mr. Orr, "We wish we knew the so
lution or that someone would tell us
Just how the water supply raa be
Improved within a sum warranted by
the volume of the business We have
tried additional wells anil that does
mil eem lo lie vv lull Is needed All
effort will tie lundi lo determine
whether or not a pumping plant at
the river with a miration system
added will do the work. Ilefore any
thing Is done, however, a thorough
Investigation will be made."
GRAND OFFICERS ARE
GUEST OF PYTHIAS
Wmk ol P.tthiaii Sisters latiMird bj
i.raiMt Secretary (JIomsihi-. Near
ly One llllliilr.il I 'i r-.nl
Nearly too Pylhlans, oru ear Pyih
inns, for wives, duugltli't I .Hid friends
wete present at tile Anulwi gf)
meeting Wednesday' night in honor
of the ::ird birthday of Ibe order II
I. riiorntiiu a past Chancellor t'oin
ni.tiicli'r of the Lodge presided and In
Iroduceii the guests of honor. Hurry
Q Workman, of Midloid liraiid
t 'hancellor .mil Wallet tlbason, ol
Portland, (Irani! Keeper ol Keionl
und Seal, who delivered the principal
tirand Chancellor Workman dcv.it
ed his address lo (he work of tite
rvthlan Sisters and urged that the
men of the order give their encour
agement to the promotion of the In
terests ofthe auxiliary.
t Continued on Page Five.)
CHANGE IS BEING MADE
AT BOYtR BROS. STORE
New an fur I ii -.l. .. or Meu's
Suits and Costs Numbered
Among Repot at ions.
This is th renovating seutou
among Ontario's retail etorea. It is
exceptional for one not to run into a
craw of carpenters working on better
ments In some store every day. Boyer
Bros are latest additions to the num
ber making chauges In the Interior
arrangement of their emporium.
All this week men have been en
gaged in .erecting a new full length
cabinet for the display of men's coats
and suits. This is but a starter for
Manager H 0 Hoyer lias plans for
many other changes necessary to care
for the constantly increasing busi
ii. -,- i oiuiiiK to Ontario.
DEATH SUDDENLY SUMMONS
GREAT CITIZEN A. W. TROW
MAN WHOSE ENERGY WAS MOST PROMINENT
FACTOR IN UPBUILDING OF COMMUNITY
VICTIM OF APOPLEXY ALL CITY UNITES
TO MARK RESPECT TO HIS MEMORY
A W. Trow Is dead. This message
as It traveled fast over the city Men
day afternoon oast a gloom where ev
er Oatarlana met. The whole city,
as ono man, waa shocked by the news
and from every lip came words of the
most profound admiration and re
aped for the man and the work he
performed for the community In
w I itch he lived.
Not only the words spoken but by
the manor In which they were uttered
were the most sincere tribute I bat fel
low citizens can bestow.
Seldom has the community been
so shaken by a message as It waa
wltli the story of his death for Iml
an hour before he lied been, to all
appearances, In good health. All day
Sunday he worked on matters of pub
tic Interest, one of the laal of which
was the making of arrangements for
the allowing of the wool car on Mon
day. Monday morning ha waa
about the streets as usual energeti
cally working at bin desk and Inter
viewing business men on various mut
ters, prepsratory to making a trip to
Vale during the afternoon.
ARTHUR WYATT TROW
lie It'll bis otitic at noon tor
luncheon and after havnic -pint the
hour with Ills wife and son put on Ills
coat to catch the afternoon train for
Vale He readied the parlor of his
home, after leaving lite tuble aud
there he suddenly stopped and called
Mrs Trow telling iter he had a se
vere headache aud asked I hat she
prepare a hoi toot bath She left him
I to till his want and on her return
, found him seated on the davenport
I uucouscious Clinton Trow who had
gone to the office was summoned as
were the physlclaus aud all reached
I him before he died fifteen minute- af
' ter he was stricken
Mineral lo be Held Friday.
So uiiexected was the death of her
husband and so tragic its occurrence
' that Mrs. Trow was prostrated with
I grife but the ministering hand- of
friends cared for her. A I tlrst it was
I planned to take the body back to the
old home in tilenville, Minnesota, for
Interment but the plan was changed
I and Interment will be made in the On
' tario cemetery tomorrow afternoon.
Itev C II Powell of Ibe Kpiscopal
church will conduct service al tin-
residence at two o'clock aud trom
three to four tite body will lie lu state
I at tins City Hall so thai the clliateua
may pay their respects to the man
whose services in behalf of the com
munity can not he measured The
pall bearers selected from among the
host of men with whom he was close
ly associated will be: A. E. Fraser, J.
W McCullooh, H. 0, Hover. Prof. E
U. Bailey, W. H. Donllttl of Ontario
and J. F. Orr of Payette.
Stores to tlose.
Mayor Human Issued a proclama
tion Thursday asking all business men
to close their stores and shops three
to four o'clock as a mark of respect
to the former head of the city govern
ment and by general consent the
Mayor's proclamation will be adhered
to ty all cltlxenn.
Influence Felt In Man Melds.
There wan no phase of civic life In
Ontario that did not feel the beneficial
presence of Mr. Trow. His enthusi
asm wan unbounded. His energy was
limitless Characteristic of him was
ibe replv be made to Dr. Printing
when on examination It waa found
that he wan suffering from a high
blood pressure, the forerunner of the
ailment which caused his death. At
that time he was told to ease up on
his work, lo stop when be felt tired
"Why Doctor," ne said I cm t
folio. v that advice for I never fell
tired in my life."
It was this limitlcs- fund ol
strength which was bis undoing He
workul with a love for it (.tin it
witli strength of two men lie did the
work ol a dozen under stress and
thus was able to aicoinpli.-h more in
the past eight yerrs than many men
will achieve In a life I lim
it i- impossible to adequately re
count all Unit Arthur Wyatl Trow ac
complished for the iieteruieui of con
ditions in and about Ontario but the
following brief sketch of his life gives '
an Idea of ills great place in the com
uiuiiiiy lieisiile being resident agent
of the Oregon Western Colonization
company he was president of the On '
tario-Nyssa Irrigation company; Hie
Advancement Company, director ol
the Waruittpringb Irrigation District.,
and President of the Commercial
club as well an President of the M..I
heur County Agricultural asociatiou
To all these be gave in unstinted
measure his lime, bin energy and his
invaluable business aud agricultural
experience For nix years be was
Mayor of the City ot Ontario, from
110 lo IK Hi Three t linen lie wan
President of the Commercial club
These offices indicate the esteem In
(Continued on Pftgf Four.)
IV RKNT-TK.lt IIKIW
I'll in APPOINTS MlMlll i:
TO AHCKHTAIN FKKUNUOP
HO. HI) ANI PlHI.If.
PHYSICIANS OFFER SERVICES
Public Sentiment Strung In Kndorse
nieiii of Measure lo Safeguard
Health ..f Pupils Hoard la W tiling
Itecommenillng that, as the result
of its Investigation. It believes advis
able the Institution of lumbal Inspec
tion in the public schools, a cointi.lt
ton will recommend such action to
the Parent -Teachers association and
have that laidy make a formal re
tjuesl lo the school board.
The committee, consisting of Mrs
Kdua lirithii. Mrs. Twllla Head and
Mrs. Irwin W TroXell have endeavor
ed to sound alt the parents of school
children It was possible to reacli lu a
abort space of time and found a
unanimous sentiment In favor of hav
ing the work start.
Next the physicians of the city
were Interviewed and each of them
iintiualllledly endorsed the movement
anil volunteered to cooperate in ev
ery posslhe manner giving his service
lo Ihn cause.
With these assuranoaa lb members
of the school board were seen and
again tite proposal was approved.
Thus wltli the parents, the physicians
and tite school board in favor of the
movement the members of Hie com
mitten are prepared to urge the early
inauguration of the Inspection.
In taking this step the Ontario
schools are placing 'themselves on an!
equal footing with the progress! i.
schools throughout the country.
(Continued on Page Four.)
MANY VISITORS SEE
I ale, N)Hsa, Payette and Hum- willi
local Men .Mcnilx-ts ol lll-lniil
lvalues ( nests of Acracla No.
IIN I Ion -.l.i.
Willi large deli gallons pi
from Cyclic, yssa and Vale
.i . .i . oi e ,,t Masons now lu Inn In
Ontario who are members oi lodges
in thi'lr old homes Accacla l.tidge No
I lv had one ol MM largest gatherings
lii ii .l.r, i wiling Fol
the Initiation work In lln
third degree .i i. an. in. i mat 'i rod
.tni a ii u m I" t oi Impromptu talk
rt ie ui.ob' in ii Hoi- and local iiieiu
one o flhe leatuiis ol the gatloi
lug wa;- I he in, em a ul t hi M
otr.iM'lle ah .no I i . i lodges w ho
were given plaaa ol honor baaMa I
li Itailey, uMster of A" aela. During
the evening nearly MM hundred inein
hers were present und the capacity ol
the lodge room wan taxed.
START WORK ON THE
NEW STREET FIGHTING
Crew ol - i .Men Regius Hauling
Poles aud Assembling Material
for Kits ting New Lines.
Ontario s new street lighting sys- i
tein will lie. in operation within a
short time, unless unforneeu events
interpose. A crew of If men was
started this week by Manager J . F ,
Orr of the Idaho Power I ouiyauy The
lirst work done was that of dintnliut
ing the new poles necessary for etc. t
ing the powet lilies These poles
nave, been creosoled to prevent early
decay and insure a greater life to Hie
Just iiow soou the new lights will'
brighten the streets of Outario was .
not announced hut in all probability
It will take a mouth or more to com
pletv the work.
SHEEPMEN SEE THEIR
BUSINESS ON SCREEN
II, HO VISIT IVOOI, CAR TO I.KARN
NKW WRINKI.KH IN THK (.AMI
TRKY HAVK PliAVIU AM.
TII KIR 1,1 VIA
ONTARIO SHEEP FORM EXHIBIT
Itesplte Ijite Kffort Ontario Turn
out Crowd to See Pirtnnea and Vb.
It Car Ontario nan not on s, i,.-..
tile but Official are Pleased.
Ontario waa to have been paaaed
by without an opportunity to sea the
O. 8. I. Hy. company wool car Mot
day, and would have been but for lit"
energetic action of officer of tin
Comerclal club and the aorommodat
Ing spirit of Prof. Oram M. Nelson
beep eipert of the Agricultural Col
lege and the P. S. Depsrtment of Ag
ricultural sheep expert who were In
The success of the car's exhibit Wan
the last demonstration of the charm,
turisllc manner in which A. W Trow
strove to serve the people of thl
community When It waa evident
that Ontario was to have but perfum
tory opportunity to see the exhibit
and knowing thai no many of thi clt
liens were Interested In the sheep bu
siness he got Into touch with vlro
president A. K Fraaer who arrange. I
for the opening of the car from to
12 Monday morning. Hut that did
not satisfy him so arrangements wr
made with H. I) Hoi man for th
showing of the pictures und then con
sent of the men In charge waa se
cured for the full exhibition Tim
It was Sunday' evening and after eight
o'i lock bet, ire the work of getting th
exhibition wan started before be t.
turneil home lie knew thai advertis
ing material would he out early Mtm
day morning am! that vvry sheep
man lu Ibis vicinity would be s
ttotiiluurd on Page Kight I
GRANGERS WILL PLAY
"BACK TO THE FARM"
l( ill 1. 1 lliaiiui which Iflrurted tiie.it
V.lli'1 in Ml. bile We-I lo tin
Slageil I nil, it ,.iiil '-.iliinhii
al Hamlet .ml l.r.m...
s to the Farm," Iba rural
drama of agricultural Ufa wim
President Cioii', Vim, nt of the I t
r. i it , nt M.i.' . :.iii ii-. ii a v
hicle lo pre Pill tin
I pi ot Mini
e.i at tht Haul
pi I lot III.. .
0 I h.ll all W ho desire to tin
may have an opportunity to do
Not olll a:. 1 1 ... lim s ol Ibe il n
written o a to tarry an education, I
ige, hut an replete wllh th.n
kind of wit ami huiuoi vhich ape
to a cioii olid American audietn ,
one that ha- not been satiated with
I lie musical comedy drivel and tlm
suggestions of the problem play.
tin- lining folk- ol tin liiiulevai
Orange have been vol kin: tor sonm
tune iii preparation foi th paffoi
.IllCe .Hid Hie loll. i I ill cl it
a. .r- shows thai Ibe variou i
ill be well i an .1 lot
Charle- AL trill
Merlon Mei i ill
a tanner ol I DO ol
Harold Von Ke.nl
Mrs. Merrill, the fariuer.- thrift
w He Mm P F. Count i
Hone Mead, the country school
ma am, . . Kilna Vim Keadi-li
tius Anderson. Hie hired man, . .
Will S hii.li
Keilheii Allen, a new iieig h bill'. .
Houn r li King
Mr. Ashley, lawyer aud real estat"
in. in, P F Country in
Robert Powell, college senior ill lav.
J Fred Hull'
Marjoriu Laiigihiu. a promising
Mjcloly hello Kppie K
lltihla. the house maid
I Coot laed on Pag Four I