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THE ONTARIO ARGUS, ONTARIO, OR EOON, THURSDAY, MAY 17, 1917
Ijf (Ontario Argua
THE WATER SITUATION.
ORO. K. AIKKN, Kdltor and PahUsber.
Published Thursdays at Ontario. Oregon, and en-
at the Ontario pcrtt offloe for dintrlbutlou aa 2nd
NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS:
All oopy for display advertising should be at this of
aa by Wednesday noon. To insure position oopy should
la tkU offloe on Tuesday
I pledge my allegiance Ux Mac and to
Bepohllc for which It stood ;o nation, tadlvUlble. with
liberty and Ju(i for all.
LIFTERS AND LEANERS.
Everyone realiiei that innnv men, who
tlio willing cannot answer the first call t
Dm colors, others then are who should navei
answer to such a call; hut there is no reason
for any man to refuse to do his bit towanl
aiding in the success of patriotic movements
I'siMMMallv those winch have for their pur
Jmisc the bettering of condition tor those
who are willing to fire their lives to their
Men who refuse to do their part, uud de
vote all of their time to their own private
business are worse than unpatriotic. They
are parasites taking advantage of those who
are willing to work ami give a part of their
time to the cause of freedom Mid humanity.
In every community there art' two class
ex of citizens. One class is that which DUB
be designated as "lifters". The other, and it
laganerally the most numerous is eompoaed
The lifter is the man who makes mssi
bl every constructive effort looking to the
betterment of conditions in his coiiujtuiiity.
lie is to be found among those who aid in
Pvery food cause in the state and nation, lie
lh the man on whom people tlepend when
they want something done, Be is willing
fa work himself and willing to wvk with
others to attain a desired end. He is an ex
ample of good citizenship. He is the man
who while Miteut on making a-'8iWta of
lus own affairs is willing to devote portion
of bin time and energy to the eVttenjiflit of
The leaner is a rariagatod specimen.
Not onh will he not give his time, his eoun
si I or his money to the advanci inellf bf a
nublic cause, but more often than not lie will
M found knocking every goo'd work. Many
times these leaners arc those who profit most
the work which the lifter performs for
bv tending strictly by Ilia lit l !, priVutc af
fairs, he takes advantage of Ins lug hearted
competitor who reeogniaea liis civic duties
and advances the interests of the whole com
The American people are face to tmtv
with a war. No mail klMwa what will be dc
nuuided of the nation lMfore the battle Hags
are Hurled. This is im time or place for
leaner. Bvery man aud evttrj woman.
even boj and girl Kltould join the ranks ul
the lifter.-. Petty differences should cease,
peraonal feelinga ahould be submerged. The
united efforts of Hhi million Americans
should be regiatered iu the cause of freedom
for all man kind.
I'nless all people unite the work will
fall on the uiiscllish citizens who realize
their duty. Do not wait t be asked to per
Form your duty . Do not wait to be asked
to join the Red Croat; aoeietj ur ail) other
orgauiaation working for the cause, rolun
tier. And after ou join cheerfully perform
the work that devolves upon you. Ho not
lean Oil the ofheers. Help them to lift the
load. Be a lifter and not a leaner.
health, happiness and prosperity of the trjty
more than anything else. It is time that it
is faced earnestly and seriously.
Ontario now has a half dozen companies
.selling water for general use and irrigation.
None of these is strong enough to give tSn
tircly satisfactory service to its patrons.
None of them are making a satisfactory pro
tit to their stockholders, therefore DO one is
Why the situation is as it is probably is
the fault of no one. These various compan
ies each same into being to nerve a definite
purpose and was the best solution for the
local problem at the tibe. The tield is not
one that is inviting to private capital but
that should not deter the citizens from seek
ing its solution.
rhe city as either a municipal body, Of
as an irrigation district should immediately
take steps to amalgamate all id' the little
systems and provide, not only for present
needs but for a reasonable future growth,
.and this should be done at once. I he city
will never be able to entirely enforce sew
erage regulation while thu water situation
remains as at present for there is not suffi
cient water, in portions of the city, to carry
the sewage awav, at least that was the state
ment made at the council meeting Monday
evening. This is but another reason foi
tackling the water problem now.
TENOR By NORMAN THORNDYKE
CONCENTRATED EFFORTS NEEDED
COMPARE THE CAUSE.
The war of the Revolutioil was fought
for the principal of freedom from taxation
without representation. When it started
there were few who t hot of severance nl' re
lations with the British erowu. The war of
1HV2 was fought because a comparatively
small number of men were taken from
American shijwi and impressed into British
aerviee. The tinted St;:tes jM entering the
ayoi Id war beeauae ber eitlaena, men, women
and children have been murdered on the
high seas without warning. Did ever a ua blamed the I'resah -lit for objecting to ei
tioll have a more just cause 1 As between manv's proscribed area, and submarine war
the causes of the Revolution, the ar oi
3SPJ and the present war with (Icniiam. is
there mi comparison
Ever? time croup of citizens gather in
Ontario and engage in a discussion of civic I
affairs the conversation invariably turns: to
the water question. This is the one big, all
inclusive problem which faces Ontario
today, Its proper sulution will enhance the I AfUr , oamT ot features m a mu
atco-tbeatrlcal way I organised a comic
opera company, which I took "on the
road." My singers were not such. as
one eiper-t to hesratUie Metropolitan
Opera House In New York, but wrr
good enough (or the audiences they
war Intended for. When I was bi
antialng candidate lor my first lady's
part a young woman came to aw who
desired the position. I tried her TOtc.
bat could not quit place It It waa
not piartly a soprano nor waa It ex
actly an alto, being between the two.
Sometimes It sounded a little Ilka a
man's tenor. I did not exactly fancy
It. but no other woman presented her
self for the poaiUon except one who
wanted too large a sslsry. and I en
gaged the applicant. Miss Winifred
Richie she gave a ber real name and
told me that I waa at liberty to use It
on the bills.
Miss Richie waa a rery good looking
young woman. She waa attractive la
all respect excepting that In ordinary
conversation ber voice was pitched
rather low for a woman and seemed s
trifle harsh. But this did not prevent
her turning (he heads of several of
tln male singers. Marionelll. my tenor,
whoa real name waa O'Orady. became
desperately amltten with her, and his
sttenUon being not to ber liking I waa
in conatant dread of losing one or
both of them In (he middle of the sea
son and out on the road, where 1 could
not repair the deficiency
The trouble with O'Orady was that
h waa not a man of any refinement,
aud no rebuff could stand bias off. One
day my leading lady came to me and
aid that If I did not And a way to
relieve her of Ills attention she would
take the matter Into her own baud.
'What course will you take?" I ask
ed. "Will you stick a plu in himr
"Mo; I'll atlck nothing Into him. bat
hell get aa ey that will keep him off
the boards for a week."
I smiled at the Idea of woman
repelling lover In eoeu faahloo. Then
I asked ber la what way O'Orady of
fended ber. She replied that la lev
neuea on the stag which (hey won
compelled to act together h waa much
tor demonstrative than waa neces
sary In a stag embrace.
I had a Uik wlib O'Oradj. In which
I told blot that MUa Rich! would no
longer accept hi ttaUos, and aa
lea b would let her atooe I would
end bhu off as soon a I could replace
him. But tff warnlhg waa not effec
tive. In the vry aeel performance
bo offended sgaln. Nothing oecarred
until the curtain lowered at th
end or the act. when Ml Rlcbl land
ed a Mow aa O'Orady' eye that Warn
ed It sickly green. ,
I was much put out with Miss Richie
for Incapacitating my (enur snd rated
"MUa Tu hi lee. uir understudy," ah
said. "Is quite .-apatite nt taking my
part, aud I w0 lake O'Otady's part"
"I'll take O'Oiady's part. I can slug
After slie lud eonvlinml me Ihsl slo
ws Mi'i-ioitt I tiled tier vol aud found
Ihst it wss a fsr letter teuor (ban so
"Wha( dues (bis uiesa?" I asked bei
"It meaua (hat I lgJ slug Iu (mo
The next pen'ortuaiH-e wss iclvru s
she bad auuue(ed. Diss Richie being
dressed as a man. sud she piuducrd s
fsr lietlrr inipresslou (baa O'Orady
Indeed, as a man slugar she was of
fax more value to tue tbau O'Grady
o (hsa she wsa In a sopranos psr(.
His love for Miss Rlt-ble bad not
been enhanced by the blow be bad re
ceived from her, aud now (list be bad
been discharged ou accouui of It be
waa iu a fury with her Us rushed
lulo (be wlugs aud begau lo abuse her
When she bad giveji blm (be black
eye she bad (aksn blm uuaw Jies Now
lie coiifi-oiited ber aa aa eueniy. But
she bsd (be advautags of being uutraui
by skirts aud stepped toward
hi in with clinched fists. Naturally
lo such su sllercadoit with a
woman be bad so recently loved, be
retreated. II u( she followed blm up
Mini by a quick, utroke lauded ber flat
under bis Jaw, lifted blm off bis feet
aud Kent him sprswliug on (Ue boards
llearini; something drop, I ran to
the aoeue of action ami prevented any
more fighting. I put OCrudv out aud
told bim lit -t lo show lum-elf to me
or .my of my company again.
The uext day 1 made a new contract
with Mba Kicuic, doubling ber salary,
(o king teuor iiarta and put ber gfajgf
study peruj.iucutly in her place. My
lenor waa soon recognised by a few
persous wbo bsd seen blm In a wom
an part, and It began to be whispered
(bat he was Mia Richie and not
Siguor Msiascbttiio, aa he wsa adver
tised. The fact (hat I had a womau
sluglug a man'a part drew the curi
ous, aud my atteudauce Increased- Iu
time tbey became so Urge that I gave
my tenor another raise, sud dually he
waa recelwug ss much in a mondi
as befoie he had received In a year.
I brought my company back lo my
atartiiik imi when the warm weather
came n and disbanded It. I asked
i.i. hu- If shs would slu a con
ira t tor the next year, and ahe agreed
(o do so on condition that her (rue sex
houid be kuowu. Tbeu a secret came
Tom Tburalon, a good teuor sluger
who could sing Disrveloutly like a wo
man iu falsetto, hrarluf (bat I wanied
a soprauo, bad sppeared to ue la wo
man's garb and applted for the place
M Uix It .elite.
With the startinir of so many different
organizations having for their purpoat aid
of various kinds for soldiers and sailors, and
the relict of their families, there is bound to
he a graal deal of duplication, and therefore
waste of energ as well as money.
While this cannot be avoided cutircbj
there should be h united effort on tlic part of
all organisations to reduce this to a mini
mum. Bv ao doinir th time and ability of
mniiv patriotic and well meaning individuals
can he directed towanl productive activity
This applifs to the efforts of all the farlcnfl
patriotic organizations. . ,,
A step has been taken looking 'toward
this result in the formation of the conserv
ation, committees thruoiit the state. On
tario's committee which was formed last
Friday has representatives from prartical
Iv every civic body, It is a elenrinu house
for cffoi-t. tor nmteiial, far labor, for infor
mation. To make this truly successful in
dividuals and aunties should keep the
Chairniiin ;uul i( Chairman informed of
their nectls and of their efforts. Regular re
in. its should be made and when an assign
ed task is completed I lie officers should have
immediate knowledge. BO that no other so
,nt or organization will duplicate the
Mpcaldng of effieifiiey in tlie effort of
various aoeietiea at work on war problem
this sentiment found tin' addreaa of Presi
dent Wilson at the dedication of the Ameri
can Red Croat building iu Vaahinj(ton Ba4
iirda seems moat ai'piopo. The ('ivaideiit
"And I think it i IHit inappropriate to
say this: There will be main express ibj
the spirit of sMiipathy and mercy and I'lul
anthropy, and I think that it is md er
necessary that w i should not diaper our
activities in those lilted too nuuli; that we
Should keep coiistantlv iu view the desire
to have the uttlVaH oiiiciit rat ion and effi
ciency of effort, and I hope that most, if not
all, of the philanthropic activities of this
war may be exercised, if uot through the
Ked Cross, then through sonic already con
stituted and experienced organiataion.
That man i disloyal to the United
states who b his pcech aaserta that the
gdveriinient is impelled b any other motive
than that of justice in entering the war Not
only is he disloyal but he is uttering a false
nationhood, such ipeeeh for the ptd of the
nation should be curbed.
i Before the war (ieiiuan sympathisers
fare. It seems never to occur to them to ob-
ji . t to the Kaiset V defining such an area Of
i Ung the sea vvaifare.
Reserve District No. 12
Chartor No. B8 RBpoRT op (;ONDrTION 0F
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
At Oaurlt. in .be SUS. bf Orwgon. at th, k. of bus.ne on May 1st. 1.17
I. Loans and dtscounU j
t. Overdraft, unsecured
a. V. 8. boeda:
. U. 8. bond deposited to secure lrub- sj g
tion. (parTl) '
. Hoods, securities, etc.:
b. Bend other than U. S. bonds pldd
ocure postal savings deposlU I l.e.0
c. Bonds and securities pledged as collater
al for State, or other deposits (postal
excluded) or bills payable MOf.OS
. Securities otbr than U. 8. bond (not
including stocks) owned unpledged.. It.8H.Il
Total bonds, securities, etc... 3B.is.ii
8. 8toek of Federal aeeerr Bank (GO per
ent of .ubacrlptlon) ;.
10. Fmrnlture and futures 7,iJ..o
II. Keel estate owned other than banking .,...
12. . Net amount due from approved fw-
arv ogenu in Nw York. Chicago.
and 8t Loul . . 6,888.6 t
b. Nt amount due from approved reserve
agents In o(her reserve cities 64.426.2.1 60.318.81
11. Net amount due from banks and hankers
(other than Included In 12 or 20) .... 48,684.11
14. Esehange for clearing bouse .. . 604.88
16. a. Outside checks and other cash items. . t.Tl
b. Fractional currency, nickels, and. . ..
ceta 161.76 156. 4T
17. NoUs of ottter national banks 6,245.08
20. Lawful reserve In vault and net amount
due from Federal Reserve Hank 67.768.78
St. Redemption fund with U. 8. Treasurer and
due from V. 8. Treasurer 1.186.68
82. Capita! stock psl.l In 860.000.00
24. Surplus fund 860.000.00
16. a. Undivided profits 8 1 1. 738,88
b. Lee current expense. Interest, and
lata paid 8.516. .1! 8,810.67
88. Circulating note outstanding 22.600.00
81. Net amount due to banks and banker
(other than Included in 26 or 36) .... 18,688.88
82. Individual deposits subject to check .... 306,586.8?
81. CerUiioatM of deposit due in less tboot r
80 days "VT 76. 868.48
86. Crtlfld cheeks 16.88
86. Cashiers Checks ouUttndlng S.606.06
88. Postal savings deposit 663.78
88. Stat, county, or othr municipal deposit
secured by pledge ot aesat of this . , .
Total demand deposlU. Hogs l.
84. 86. 36. 87. 38, 38. 46 and 61.. 13811.346 46
Ttas deposit (psysble after 86 days, at
or notice l
48. Certtnratea of deposit , .....-. 78.318.61
44. Other time deposlU , . 34,368.64
Total of time deposits. Itess 41, 43.
and 44... 81 it. 612. 36
Stat of Oregon, (ouaty of Malheur, : I
I. It B. Corkrum. Cashier of lb above named bank, do solemnly
awear that the above statement la true to (hb beat of my knowledge and
" H. B. COCKRUM.
Subscribed and nworn (o "before me (hU th day of May. 1817.
Correct AttMt: W. VT. WOOD.
A. I. C(X. KRUat. '"J' Public.
L. B COCKRUM.
J. D. Blt.l.INCSl.Kr,
Get It ft.
MU BUck-l'ui dtaguvted wlta my
draeaiuaaar. My new cuetume dueeu t
Ot little bit!
MU WhltaWsll. I beard you Ull
ber you wanted It "awful bad." St.
"To aay D 81.111 plays aa
game or golf?"
"Yea. Ue plays wall enough to make
It Interesting for su In fluent Is I Mead
without actually bsaliog him."-NW
At Palace Stable, NAMPA, IDAHO w
Saturday, May 26, 1917, at One O'clock
Imported gd American lirctl I'erchen,,,, Medians and
Shires, trom Twu to Right Wars Old
Von will have an opisirtumt.1 to huv Stalhon.s at this sale
with size anil hom- i;,k,. ............ i: ...
ini ,, .' , v"' "," M'iiKree) uiat are equal
III coil ii-iiat inn In ii.v i .......... i;...i .1 v . ' .
.. c, "V, "" ,m" "' "' .rt nwest Also
a few Stallions fhat I have taken in exchaii.c that I can
n coinnietu tint I.....I... . ' ' ' '' "
., " ' , ' """en in worii. nee luiiiorted
(lennan Coach Stallions, two well hroken. two all Kiesa
;i" .-xtra . ...i- S,i..Ii: t.1M. ,nittill, ,,n.tl stall I" Chie'
iTo t ,a'k: Arrange to 8ee horses before the sale.
THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY. TERMS will be one-
third cash. haJanro A mn.k. ;
Two per cent discount Z ca7h. ' aPPrVed 8eCUnty-
J. R. JUSTICE, Importer
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