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The Ontario Democrat
ONTAm, MALHEUR COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY JULY 18, 1918
IEW SYSTEM WILL BE
READY BY AUGUST 1
MI'K WII.I, UK l- 1 1 so THAT
OlNNKOTION' CAN Ilk MAIIK TO
OLD NisTIM IN A KKU
(OOZE DEUYS WORK FOR TIME
"umps Helng Installed mm
Filter H. B. Holioinl.
Ontario's new municipal Water
system la neurlng complexion Willi
the completion of the Installation of
tho pumps mill Miters, which In now
unilor way. it will he posslhl.' n
Mtart opnratloiiH by making a tempi.
rary connection with the olil water
eyetetn. Thla can lie done hi
New pipe Ik arriving every dnv,
tour carioaus Having been reielwd
this week. This has made Dosslhle u
large Increase In the completed por Andrew and James Graham of Weal
tlons of tl." system More pipe would fall ware around to declare that ex-
have been laid during the week h-id'cept for a scarcity of youug men
It not been for the fact that a portion Westfall was iIoIiik well snd taking
of tho crew fell by the wayside after an active Interest In war work. On
establishing relations wltn a hool-! Wednesday of this week David Urn
logger However, C. II Holmor lm.. ham, tho Juntura banker, dropped In
his crew reorganised and Is niukjug to visit E. H. Teat, 1 J. tlullagifr
The lower for the storage tank I
was finished Twaodar a4MkvOa Urn i
tank begun. The bottom, and mi ;
series of side plates
Wad a tad aa evening as
were riveted !
ovor the city.
Ilohotiib Named lllllSIBll aianaA .
Tho water rotijinittoo of the Coi a.
n mr wus erupoworoa to einpnw
- tar stpaiinteaiiaajl. selected C
It. llul. i.inh. who has been la charge
of the Ontario Water company s llgtp
plant for yoara, aa well as In all
t the m.-av light pant Mr. l.uhjtTttih
lias boon a resident of Ontario fur
nine yeara and is thoroly convoraatil
with local condltlona and thru his ex
perience la doomed the man for the
position The salary for I'm position
waa placed at $100 p.'iei mouth.
To famlliarlso himself with the de
tails of the new machinery to bo In
hla charge Mr. Holeomh starts won,
Friday for tho California Jewel Kil
ler company, which la lm tailing the
puiupa and flltera, to aaaiat In the In
stallation. Contractor Helmer plana on tlm ..
lag all of the ditches yet to be finish
ed within a weak and will lm thru
wlih the plp Unas shortly thereafter.
Tills will make possible tho rouiple-
tlonortbe ootlro plant within the
on i ra.t time, and the turning In of
water luto Hie now pipes about th I
mi. I. lei of August
CITIZENS TO HONOR
rmiiwIUM lo be tarajoaJaod tor Per-
nun largaelaalOrt. Btaxewl
Hum I. Vet lo la-eve Next
Suiy -alne Maihoar iouul boys
will nutraia at Oaearlo next Wedaea-
day tor Camp lowls, American lka,
Washington To complete this MM
and euro for the vacancies the dm ft
board thla week aenl out a call tor
the last aix men In class una. In
this list boaide the as reported pre
viously are Layula L. Hamilton, Hun
tington, Guy Knapp Woodook. Mal
heur; Joseph P. McKenus, Portland,
Mulkey, Jauileaou, Aruer
I'wiu Falls, Idaho, Karl Sau
uel Wooden, Payette, Idaho, and
Ailnii Fuller Kiddle, ot Ontario, who j
la now in Kansas City, Mo
Juat how many men will
here froip Harney eouuly
known, but there will b approx!-.
mataly 3 If tho ratio of previous i
quotas is maintained, ao that On-
tario will have an opportunity to bid
larewell to moro than ! men.
Such a large number will nut bo
porwiited lo leave Ontario .without a
fitting rare well To that end a
meeting la to bo held thla afternoon
IP MMB aMa) fur llio uoogaloa
xd also to arrange fur a permanent
looiumlltee lu have charge of similar
VOMTfTKKK GIFT Din
NOT RHACH FTM. Ot'O-iM
The Armenian relief day volunteer
subscription did not quite make up
Ontario quota laat Saturday but
came very close to doing ao. In ill
mora than $600 waa raised In On
tario which together with the $n20
sent In January makes the
total close to f 1000.
The opanlng of downtown lir.nl
quartera for volunteer offerings Jiif
Mfied itaelf in the minds of the ao
m it toe in charge and the manner l:i
which many oama forward with their
offering demonstrates that the peo
ple hare are aroused to the need for
giving to fheao causes and only re
quire the opportunity to do ao.
Sine It waa not anticipated thnt
the full amount would be volunteer
ed a committee will eall on those who
overlooked the matter or ware out of
town to complete the quota.
WKMTFAMi INII Ji VII KA Ml !
TAKK VACATION l ONTAHIn
The Urahams were
weak. The mem hers
inent Interior family
Westfall anil Juntiira,
In town this
of this prom
who hall from
came down to
few days vacation anil Ult
I.hkI Friday and Satnnlav
aud other old friends and lo use tho
war conditions, of which ha la a keen
Kange condllpn about
Juntura waro declaied
by all the
to bo bad MM as th
result jafcaskifton are laa,vUf,j i.av
left the oouatn
0. H. TEST BECOMES
STANDARD OIL AGENT
W. M. Slni.lmin Celled lo Army
Make Boom for Ailvam-einrei
of All Mew on Use
0, II. Teal, turn of B. H. Teal of tills
city, who has beeu orrioa man at the
JaonlyBtandard Oil offl.n tor (Tie past
year, waa made local agent this weak
on tho realgnatlon of W. 11. Bteu
aitrom, who la called to join the col
ore with the July X contingent.
Mr. Hi en si run i left last Fridav
evening for Haleni to visit his parents
before Joining the army and Mr.
Tost took charge of the local agency
iepiirliire of Mr. Hteuatrom
created promotions for all Ihe men
In tho local force, succeeding Mr.
Teat aa office man la Joy Hunted, who1
lias been with Hie compauy for umrej
luan a yoar.
o II. Test ihe new manager, hui
boon with the company for the pa i
two yoara working up from the dellv
"i service to agent in that time
BUY W 8.8.
HtlUTMKMNKBM MOMU It '
,T NIKK "r "NTAKIO IMIVN
Hergoant Henry t'aalday. who wus
lu Ontario laat weak on a furlough,
tails a good story on the impression
tho also of Ontario's first bunch of re
crulta made on their follow soldier
at Fort Houston.
"When 1 waa sent to tbe pumplug
plant at Kolley Field I found three
young rioutheraera there," said Casi
day. "They were all little fellow
and quickly nicknamed me the lllg
Fellow, aad Joshed me about my
"A law daya later Art Moore cams j
over to see me and when they slxed
him up they declared:
" Get. aro all the Ontarlaua as
big as you follows?'
"Than a couple of daya later Loo
Maddux same ovor and when lie was
'alrvduoed as trom Ontario too, their
eyes fairly popped, aad they believed'
Implicitly that every Ontarlan la six j
foot, or ovor
"A faw days after that Garry Hiers I
droppod la, whoa we wore sitting !
aiuvud talking Tbe minute he step I
pod Into tho diajr. one. of the loUowl
" 'Hare's another guy from On-
tario, Oregon ' "
'Well, you cant convince any one
of that bunch aow that there ara any
abort folks out thla way.'
VAST AREA OF RANGE
Contrncts Closed for :W.I7:i.7l tires
l.y Onvn-W.'ili'ni 'diiui7iith.ii
i miipanv President oil
Ouo or tho biggest series of sales
ever contracted by the Oregon-Western
Colonisation company In recent
years was completed by W. P. David
sou, president of the compsny during
his trip thru the state last week.
While In Prlnivllle Mr Davidson
signed the contractu whereby 38,17.1.
iv acroa or the company's holdings complete program which la taking
Pasaed Into the loiresslon of t-ock-'place this week and will conclude
nifi and rancher i of the interior. next Tuesday
Among the largest of these deal.) The opening programs given W.'d
was that by whirl c R, Peterson of nosday afternoon and evening drew
Ontario secured .ir.io.ton of 7,970 10
litres inning i Hu r oiitmrtM saw
Hie follewing: c it and M. M
Htawart. 10,870 ncris. J. N William-
SOD, S.SSO; Hacsrttoy A Oblaguc
.43 10; Kslrvli w stock Farm. fdj
James K West. in. Q II Gray at:d .
'ieorv Tlnmii. and O
Clllolt U40 aci-e rich; Foster. V
I.oilford. 'HO acres, S I. Andrus, 40.
J It llreese. IJO nitph and T ; J
Pain lrl acrea.
With those sulci. Hie total anion, i
of range land pa-sliin a the poss .
Ion of i.heepmeu in Harney. Crnol;
nnd Hi . htites county during Hie pist
year run Into 'lundreds of tlioii-.au.l-of
scree and prriagei the early ar-
rival of Ihe day wnen the open range
w uiai iiiuniry win lie a tiling or fie
OFF FOM TMK "BIG AD KVTI RK"
W J. Plnney reeelvod notice iIiIh
week from his son Win. Plnney of It lis
departure for over seas after an Hi
tondod stay at Camp Mills. New i
York Tire young uian gave an inter-
estlng account of the life In the
UielioiH.ilK and of the trlii acr.... ,.
oiitliient, telling of Ihe splendid afi
rorts tat the people along the way wl..iih"r ' "' J'"' Chautauuua whloU
did their bat to give them a cordial
reception and a good lime all along
PUMPING PLANT FOR
OWYHEE IS INSTAEEED
liiiprnteiiifuis Arranged for Lamt
Wla.ur Brady lo I'mum Mater
Mliortage liming Growing
The workmen at the OwTosM pump
lug plant have Ihe machlues lustalled
and they will be ready for operation
In time to prevent losa to n.... i.
on that pioneer system during tl. -
growing seaMiu of Hie second an I
I'l..- new pumping statlou, which is
located near the plant of Hie Sin.
string ditch, with all Hie equipment
leprelenl- an expellilll Hi
of approximately $2G,000 lor the ill .
trlct. Thla Improvement waa made,
however, without altectlng the credit
of the old established system which
has some of the best land in Oregon
under its ditches.
J. B.CR0SSEN, PIONEER
OF OREGON, PASSES
James II treason died ol Itlight
disease, at the l,me of his dauglif-i
Mrs. W. II. lirunke, Sunday mnriiiiiK
July 14th. aged 7 yoara ,ud II
monliis and Hire days He erg
I August li, 1M38, in Donegal. Ireland
'and came to New York city in H4
In lK6v ho orooaod tbe
Pauama and weal lo
where he iued f.iur years, n.
to Plaeerville. Idaho, wl.
gaged In businosa.
In 1SH he mint. I i.
where he resided tool
coming bore, alter the death of '..-
wife, five yeara ago.
time ho baa lived will. . . .
Mr. Croaaoo was aottie in put.: .
life, la 187a, 7k and S4 he was
eloetnd sherlfr or Wasco county. He
also served two terms aa couniy
dork of that eouuiy, and lias servid
as postmaster, member of tbe
ouuacii of The Daliea, aad for i
GOOD PROGRAM OPENS
. I'lall .loins, Makes Heal Mil With
Ills Poetic Monology Miss Until
llunn. is ItindliVK Pleaso
"It Is a poor laugh that Is not
worth a dollar," so the old saying
goes. If thai Is true, aa most Amei
loana will admit, then the people -if
Ontario are to he worth a lot of
money this week. If the opening num
bers of tho Chautauqua season are
proper measures for guaglng the
a representative audience that was
nut .. kra tin, nr.nrrnn, nmi-ii.i.i
,w. Vw .... K. ..
but waa thoroly enjoyed bj Lhoat
, who attended.
In the sfternoon the It tit li Itiiuiier
,nn,..n , ..mpany as the preliminary
naiuhnr was enjoyed hv u. larger
gathering. It really was enjoyed in...
jgdglng by the laughs the crowd hud.
fflr Mr. Jonas proved a hiimoilsi of
oje real kind. Ills dialect remllnnH
wkre esneclallv cood. and even one ,n
tlje real kin
1 4" ancient
stories went over with s
i. leal War lavturer
'Count John Bobleskl will he
big attraction this evening. Asa,
Pole of the nival famllv who inla-ll .
igow be on the tbrdne, he Is in a pol
lien in give elaborate ami iiiithiirlta
Uve details of the work of the llini'
The Hlanil collegians. Flnli.y II.
Gray and many of the other .iitri
tlons still tji bo he. id are all well
ivorth the price of aiimlssloi. ami O"
tartan: who iiiikh the oppnrl unity if
numbers will regret
,nu,r "sa. i lie eoiupieie Bfvnram
I Is found tlsewhete in tills Issue
bSvery morning there is a story
many or the childleu are eiijoylue
'Ihe Chaiilainiila tent Is on Hie
around west of the grade school
Ill V W H..
IS SOLE SURVIVOR OF
HIS OLD BATTALION
l.uuuri .IoIiiimiu of the i auaillsn
lloval lillllen U deil at
l Will Adlre Ooial-
lau Sal unlay Mglil.
An added altraotlou al the Clieu
laiiqau Nthe appeaiutne l, .re . i
Gunner Johnson of the
lli.yal Artlllary, ilia sole survivor of
I. la battalion who g able tn tell i.i.
story nf Mi. ftVo sreat major .itr. n
tiuiiuei .loiiiisou aa listed u Toroe
in where ho was a -lu.l-iit in Turoiii.i
I'nlierslty lit the beginning of n,.
war. He fought at Vpres, Tn.
Souiuie, ,1 i u v IHtlse and on tltl
He was wounded by a Hoeln l..i. n
et al Hie second haltl.' of V pies -I,
sun lias uie usyiiuiri nil. niiii.i-ii
bun. bill ihe Hoi' he who walldod ''
If l.urlnil In Kralie.-
Huuiier Joliusuu .p... i.n If n.iu
utes at Hie Pendleton t oiuui'-i . i
i lull luin -heoii I.i I week while pasa-
iUg thru that 'III ulld war ...
to mum im a special engai
'he Cliaulauiiau pi. .train I.i
ovar. Hi- i. as a thrilling stoiy lo nil.
il anil I
d I. lm with ap-
"' "'' - Mi-iin.liie and gives a
picture ol ' he war ai seen In
.ii ili tl.i nl" i ii .1 has li'n
..iillen. , I ,.w lln
light gi.e- mi In order thill I.
liuniii . I
'.lie g)lk, Ma-ous unit
. surveyed by four sMMroi
vlx James i 'ruifaiiu aid William
t'roaaea or Sau Fraucisio. t'al . Mrs
Grace Doztor of Vallejo. Cat. and
Mrs W H Hrooke of Ontario
He waa burled
aaday, July 17
si The '
Kequest has been made by
the managers of the iWatfef Hed
Cross War Fund drive that
publicity be given Hie fail Hi; I
the subscriptions to this fund
due July 1, should be paid now
All the expense of sending out
notices to subscribers bss to be
psld by local men, snd those
who have listed themselves to
pay July 1 are urgently request
ed to make payments now, mak
ing check payable to Hecond
Hed Cross War Fund Prompt
attention to this request will he
sincerely appreciated by tho
local i ellliniltee.
BI'MINKHH MAN t I.AIMM IIHIDK
WKDDIMG PKOVKH HI KPHISK
tlntsrlo was surprised, to use the
term mildly, on hearing Friday
iiMinilng of the marriage performed
at Welser, Thursday evening when
Miss Kffle ( ir. nt t hecame Mrs. Otto
t; l.tiehrs The ceremony was wit
nessed by Mr anil Mr Klmer Oretitt.
Miss Alpha Oreiilt, lirollier an. I If
ters or the bride The ceremony wiis,fr''" Hie riot that It requires 26 car
performed at the parsonage of the iala. an entire train in transport the
Methodist Kplseopal church of Wen,
er by Itev Thomas Phillips Graham.
Following Hie ceremony the wedilliiic
piity returned lo HiIm elty to receive!
the congratulations of many friends ,
Hoth Mr. and Mrs Luelirs are wall
known In Ontario The bride tins
" popular In the younger set ever
since her arrival here from okln-
horns with her family several years i Taken all In all, the Bernardl aggre
ago. Mr. I.iiehrs came to dui.iii. i gallon will make some Inipreosion la
years ago and has been prominent m Ontario
Imsiiieas circles all Hist time work-1 The hoard of dire, tors of the fslr
Ing as pharmanlsl until lie purchased
the Kverhart Drug company slock In
what Is now the l.uehrs I'hsrmaey
HIV W H H
DEAD OX FLAT WILL
HARVEST BIG CROP
f.,ll'.i. nn liiiiin ' t anils North nt
i mi on. on letfim Milt. Sin. ii
K' .h'lii'e ol ' -eHl.
li.ud Ol Flat, n-pecii II) Hie lands
i.ndi'i the Pay M . 1'i.i.n Slope I."-.
i niton District are to liarichl mi-
i..p '.'lis fall. The pinple ih.
ml oi lying 'ii er prices and are
N il.ing in .1 ii v . l-tantliil liiipn.v
4 trli OVOI il.e Flal is the eon
iVinrlug oeiiioust ration or what Irriga
lW, )t AomK tor Oregon lands The a I
f..M . Mlilirnaclilna eiilnlll Inn for tpel
eiiitlng. Hie first Ii.imiik sll
, lasen cut ami stacked and so far gen
erally Is reported In In mill mil lyul.
rl.'iaeen iiiitlngs Ihe ralichern are
.busy uiakiug many linproi ementa.
Cnr .'Vuinpli- i tl It'-lnp Is .ii. I lux
n handsome new r.i.tii... on his
plgoe Just south ami went of the
piimpiUK plant anil on MM I" in I
This rosldeaes mIH. Its large airy
,, ,, t, (r pa, e and porcfcl
,, m ,,,,,, wlU, , bMM Mi attv
,.(V Hul) N n,ef a
.i-nee nf Him faith
the folks there
have of the l.nni. ii.iHiis possibllll e
of Hie Flat
r i iim.la. mi. .Hi. al i lie ranch
era Is making MM -pi nvegMBta
around Hie InNiie he . ...nil over a
year ago He expeals in have a lawu
null sprlns thai will aM Uiii.hi
ro i.i.i.is Una mood lawns about !
look Ills . r.ip of altalfa lu il.i In
orchard looks fine, ion
Otto C Miller, wltose specially la
hogs snd eorii ju.-i us 1 1 . . -y raise MOM
back in Iowa, null ... eli larr '
than Hie Iowa l.r.iii.l; ihat .mli .
.nan i an appreciate the dllie
Is golug tn have .. in- crop Ibis
.- ton aro lu lln
' .nil with good I rnli prospects. All
dp I i
., i' i . ' " ' .
'iioi'h.iw. ... e 'I
ii king from sai c li '"' '
lata at night
I'l.e i ropi Jii-i cm .1 an
amplost of what the eflltra i-'lai Is d
lug, aud explain- why the rauol
.r oat worrying, iho liny
have sold uo hay in thai - .tlm.
Attho they are ii.il imii.Iiiii; llnir lis
or auythiug Ilka that the ram-liege '
tho Flal are wai'uig. I hey declare, li'
tho prhaa In become aaetgbH
t as nearly a uiiifnrjn pri. e aa pi.
sihia will hv secured for all
! BERNARD. CAR1AL
: BIG FAIR ATTRACTION
IIIOGKNT AND BaWT nvi u,
Ml i it i KOAGBD inn ini
KXIIIItlTION IH AN I Mlllll.
'HON IN ITNKI I
PREMIUM LISTS COMPLETED
Management Now Assni.,1 Boat Ku
lortalnment Kvor Olfereil Urrs la
Ontario I'leaty of Produro for
Ikfi'iiiardlw Cvnlval, the biggoot
and best of tho traveling expositions,
will be seen In Ontario September lit,
II. 12 and IS, the week of too Mal
heur County Pair. This will he good
news to fair visitors, fur It assures
ample entertainment after the dally
programs, for llernurdl's carnival Is
an exposition In Itself
An Idea of the magnitude or the
lleiniirill organisation may be gain- i
show a, oonooaalons and the like And
the ears are full slsml and loaded ii
There aro two complete hands
with the carnival There are four
riders. Including the fsinous Mernar.il
whip Than there Is a calliope, of
eir. us fame, and ilfleen shown and
the usual and unusual coucooslons
couslders Itself fortunsle In seem
Ing the lleriiardl shows for Ontario
this year, the tint time they have
contracted for a olty of this sine It
Is the llernsrdl shows thst lt.il-
cares esch year (or the Idsho HUie
Fair so that our County Kxposllloo ,a
breaking into the big league class lu
f.lllli.K kurh tn altraitlnu
I'r.iulum last, i ..n.pll.sl
Ihe dlrei lors paaaed upon the ooia
pleted premium list presented by 801
retary C M Htearns aud Assistant
Srerelsry II it Douglass ami appfm
ed It The Hal mil In' printed I in In
the next two weeks for dlslrlbuin.
The new list shows
. haiigw In the awards to lie made (,.i
fine stunk, cattle, horses, sheep, h.
poultry and kindred produ.ii nl
county. The premluius, it la belli
will Induce greater rompetlfinn
establish ihe fair as ihe leading si
show In thla angejM
III V W S H
EPIDEMIC OF JAGS
KEEP OFFICERS BUSY
tlllli.es Jiiues anil I leiililsnn lU.umt
I p IiiiIiiIki- as In Hie llaya
''I'hlily day- in JliI. i in.
That was il.e renleaOl i I n He;
It.. lii. nt hut In. li. ulual k .
ballad in lm. Pol in JioU. rttei.i
Tu. win, unlawful i
lllg ol ilillol
i to pat
.1 Moi lu Inn . ing i.. . .
ilii.ii . oii-irmi Inn gang were iu
iiii.ixIi a'i d and . .., Mm.'
Murion June- ihat ih i I, .id purcha I
Il.e lene nl II. . ,ln ItlldligUOS. J'
sie waa Inn... .11 i.li .nrealod an I
).( ..I .ulll of tl..- (MVd4
Another violiilni- ol the 1 1
prohibition laws IbJ Bap Wag !
nesi Holiua, w . barged allli
i . .iilawfiil . ,, or I I k i .
The ll.iui.i a.. Ii.iiinl In his n."
, , i Uli,.,
hoard i ha
II. m . ii
le lllllillll of II..
Uessea. anion a BOM was In
gea. h. - ., . fnutid aullly In I
' given a fin . .
i iii Holms will l
i . district rourl
" ill a:is Of ll
ii ii. mm ..nt. Hiuuo I'Oars and J
Hllli in. alio ware also fuai
.. pkdotp .oiidillou. wi
ilUli it , ..p. .lively
hi u S.8.
Hgl llaari i .. d.iy lefi U'odi
ii. .mi i . . , p In Texas
paadlni ..... Uys furlough i
frloadl snd relatives in Ontario
las n.uie and fellow affloef Hi
thur Moore left M..ndsy