THK ONTARIO ARUtH. ONTARIO, ORKOON, THURSDAY JANUARY 2. IIM OMM 21 Letter From Malheur County Boys Who Served Over There" J o JK PIO IH A KORTINK IN KRANCK THKHK HUH to ii letter to hi father, H. A. Am eaon, who ha a ranch near the Mal heur Hutte, George Arneaon tells of condition In France and Helglum Hint would gladden the heart of tockmen. If they could Hhlp to Hint riuirkof wlt!i prevent price there He nay: for example that a pig I" worth f 600, ap ple are selling nt $50 per nark, and poor nt that, and i. half of beef would make a man rich Mia letter In an follew: Commercy. Meuae, France, Dm i7. mis Dear Pa: Juat road In the American paper which la printed In I'arla, that Hi" Nevada, Lloyd boat la on t li way to New York and In to puss In review up the Mudaon the day before Christina. no no doubt Lloyd will eat hi Chrlat maa dinner, in or around New York City. He'a lucky to be In the Now Am auxlou to Ret hack, but It lookH thouRh It will be four months lit leaat and It may be elRht or ten The French nre Hupporcd to take over the If H roadH, enRlnes, etr . but there don't aeem to be any Rreat ruah nbout It. We are workltiR tho aame ax be fore and there In even extra work on thla end, owlnR to the fact that v," are buay arceptlnR, Impacting;, etc . I part of the 6,000 locomotive that Germany has to fork over In Reed eon dltlon, iih well aa lf.0,000 fr tulit car How ever II In only a part r tlMM that we are looklnR after Ao erdlin: to th n terniM of tho draft, etc . every soldier la to be mustered out within four mouths after peace Is slRiied and peace may not he slRned before June, and then It Is an easy mutter for them to rhanRe ho iih to keep iih here In definitely It Is costing some of these fellows a lot of money to stny over here, especially such men as engine era, machinists, lueehiinlrs. etc . that get $33 a month who would urn M ter than $200 u month back In (he atatea on the present wale of wages, but those fellows In WashlnRton don't seem to look nt Ihut I would cheer fully bund over every l ent of army pay I have received, to I ent hack any time within a month from now. Relieve I told you In my lent letter just whore I am stationed, etc , nml that 1 had seen Verdun unit some of the former scenes of the fighting Th" hi, ion la atatloi.ed here mil every night for Hie past week have been putting on a vaudeville show I ii old 1'renrh htilldliiR and they have some good stun I sure enjoy these shows a great deal an I then there Is u YMt'A eMettaaJ ll M old French picture show an. I Mn pal on little entertulnmi ins then TlMM places are always crowded to capacity and the best Jokes they put oer ure about "shavetails" 2nd Lieutenant, which Is the lowest commissioned or floer In the army and Hie MM) haO'd by the men. and any Joke on a shav tall, no mutter how trifling Is sure to bring a roar from the crowd Then they will alao spring Home Joke on the Quartermaster Depurtuieut. which la may back behind the Hues and nev r BAM any fighting They mil cm the Jewish Infantry and then niiolher one la "where did the M I' 'a go over the Top " Thene military police are in every town and cross road here .hi I one can't get far from his billet luu place without a puss ami nuturally (lie men hale the M IVa. If you had your runch over lien and all the pigs, cattle, etc vou would only have to sell one pig und half u cow a year lo make a fortune, b of present prices and n suck of ii , out there Ihut go to waist would net at least $60 one little scrubby apple the site of a lien's egg cost 10 cents On poultry there Is supposed lo he i fixed price by the French ajayMM nieiit of $1 00 u pound A the pound chicken, $5 00 und pork the same way. A b00 lb pig selling lor fiiOO can you imagine thai" Sonuhodv told me mice In the mutes that 10 Cents would buy over here wluit I dollar would buck there, but he it twisted It Is other way 'round So far I have been a good soldier, never hating been In the guard house or recelwd anv punishment, have not had the cooties und almost fvcrvouc gets Hi user here und have hern on the sick list only MM However I'm auxous to get hack home and out iu the road again und haw a little freedoui I'lease write once In u while ami let me know how you nre getting alone OBOROK tie linen. In a letter to hi brother W I Shaffer he tea of IiIh experience in part a follow "We left Now York of September S and landed al Hrest on the 21. nnd in itched four miles to camp We . mnlned In our tents there for a week and then traveled three day and three night In box cars to rounder court, and thence to Mnuvage where on jnnuary of each other. In a letter written on November 28 William Tharp who fought with thr tl'nd division In the St Mlhlel of fennlve, was a Chateau Thlery nnd In the ArRonne fighting writes "Since thin in Thanksgiving l)n. In America, I will write you a letter We had a fine dinner today and I nm feeling fine nnd strong, but I sure would like to have eaten with yni folk. A year ago today I was In New York, now I am In Luxemburg "I wIbIi you could he here now to oe theae people They are might v. thankful lo bo out from under the Herman control "I will nooii have been over here year. I left llohokcn. New Jt ll. l 1 K nnd hi ii. i. -i In we remained until October 28th when we left for the front 'We did not get to the fighting linn but remained nt Montsec to build ti round house und some barracks for two week and were ready to moov when the war came to hi ertd, nnd we were only 8 mile from the front We understand that we are to move ngnln noon "There are not many French peo ple In thl section, the Inhabitants being mostly American soldiers, so 1 have not neen many of the PNMt girl "We were out marching nnd pass ed thru the French town of Montse. . nnd snw the ruin, prnellcnlly every houa was destroyed " IIROTIIKHM DO NOT MKKT OVKR IN FUJIITING DONB William and Oliver Tharp. sons oCi Mr. and Mrs II J Tharp. who live on the Advancement trio I weal of the clly, have been nt limes In th snmc section of France, or rnlher al dlf-' ferenl times, for they have neer not over there, nnd hnve to write hack in their home, r,.nno miles iimn to l.ain MONTHLY AUCTION SALES Saturday, January 25 AT THK CARTER BARNS, ONTARIO, OREGON Knglnnd on Jnnuary 18. We were thM only four dnys und then crossed to Frnnce On February 8th we were split up nnd some Mat to tlM 42nd Division. ! was one of these, at'.d on Lincoln's- birthday. February I It fa went Into the trenches on DM Lorraine front. "We were there I 10 days nnd then trutisfored to the Chnnpngue front Knroute It the champagne from BB) truck broke nnd I stopped at Toiil Waa there on July 4th when I wrote lust to you. We left the Clwinpngne front on July Mill and went to Chntenu Thler and from there to the St Mllhlel front, und following Hint to the Arg onim offensive. "Thai's uhoiit nil the placea we have to, hut that was enough. "Oliver waa on the Lorraine front and In t lit Argonne forest, too. bul .it different time, from me." LtrTH OF RAIN IN FRANCF. From llrest Oliver Tharp writes on nihnr 19: 'What kind of weather Ml I I 'ollllllll'd nil I'llge 1 I Charter No S82I 44.1140 38 I 2,8ii mi 0.00 .-..in n ;,:no oo AU.OtJ sfi I IT I'.Miii i" II IIJ in I pi l 9,500 on .14.1 Unserve lllstrlcl No HF.I'ORT Oh CONDITION OF TIIF. FIRST NATIONAL BANK T ONTARIO. IN THK HTATF. OF ORROON T THK Cl.iiHI Ol lU'HINKHM ON RKCKMRKR ill, HUM. RRSO! III IS I u Loan und discounts, Including redlscounla, lencfpt llosi shown III I nnd ) $560.97:1 20 Deducl d Notes and bills redlscounted (other than bunk iicceptancf sold) (see Item 87a I 2 overdraft', unsecured, $137 82 " I'. It lUmils (other than Mlin-lv IWn). but tin lulling I'. H. lerilttcales of liiih'li(lne a I' 8 II. nuts deposited to sei lire clrculalloii (par value i d I' H llond and certificate, of Indebtedness pledged aa collateral for Htate or oilier de posits of hills payable I' S Bands and certificate of Indebtedness owned und unpledged ll Liberty I mm llunila: a Llhertv Loan Honda, 34, 4 and 4 ' per cent unpledged d Liberty Loan Hood. 3 4,4. and 4 4 per cent, pledged !.. , m. state nr other de posits or hills puvahle 7 in. mis. HM-i'.i-ltles, etc. (other Hum I'. Ml I. Honda (other than (' S bonds) pledged l.. se'iired Postal Havings deposits C llonds and securities pledged as collateral for state or other deposit (postal ei- ' hided I or hllh pnviihte e Securities other than I' H hoinls ( not In eluding stocks i owned unpledged Totul bond MWftttM tc , other Ihun I' S Block of Federul Reserve Hunk (60 cent of subscription I 10a Value of hanking house, owned and unlu cumbered 11 Furniture and fixtures 15 Lawful reaerve with Federal Reserve Hunk 16 Cash In vuult anil net amounts due from national banks 17 Kxchange for clearing house Total of Items 14. II, Hi 17 and is 10 Checks on banks located out tide of c It ,.i town of reporting bank and other cush Items 20 Hedomptliin fund with I' S Treasurer ; nd due fioin I' S TlM hi. i 21 Interest earned hut not collected uprnxl mate on Notes und Hills lie, elvahle lint pnst due 22 Wur Savings Certificates and Thrift Htuiups actual I v owned TOTAL I I AIHIITIKH 14 Capital Slock paid in 16 Surplus fund 26a Cudlvided proflls 87 Interest und discount .ollecled or credited in advance of malum v and uol earned tup proximute) 30 Circulating note outstanding 33 Net amounts due to banks, bankers, und trust companies (other than included In Item or 321 Totul of Item 3 2 und 33 34 Individual deposits subject to check 35 Cerllllcules of deposit due In less than 30 days (oilier than for money borrowed I ;lii Certified checks 3K Slate, county, or other municipal deposits secured by pledge of assest of Ills hank 40 Dividends unpaid Total of demand deposit- i other than hunk deposits) subject to Keserve, Hems 34. II, II, 37. , li. 40 am!4 1 42 Certificates of deposits (other than for money hoi lowed ) 4 4 I'ostul savlnga deposits 45 Other time deposits Total of tune deposits subject to li. Items 42, 43. 44 and 4". II Hills payable with Federal U.-erve Hank Cattle and Livestock Listings for this sale are un usually heavy, and of good quality. Come look them over. Get what you want. If You Have Anything to Sell Bring It In, We Will Dispose of It for You. This pale is held every month, on the last Saturday of the month, and begins promptly at one o'clock. ONTARIO MONTHLY SALES DICKENS ft MILLER, Auctioneers H. H. TUNNY, Sales Manager The FORDSON Tractcr The tractor that will revolutionize farming by doing the work of thousands of men loaned to Uncle Sam, f m i s. I I.I 7 J ' n ii i ri lik.Oliil 77 4.r.h mi DO. II 77 ,1) n . i 111 0 I 'it.ii S4 227 l l 2.'. ii 37 IIJ imMDJM 60,000 I ' 1,411 41 ??H P on the Belt. MdnfV by Henry Ford & Son FOHDSON"THAOTOH ImUui i.miIi of extern trials and pxmH s conducted hy Mr. Heiir.t Km-il. coveriiig a poriod ut nianv veai'a. tractm1 nu the market, ever detail lias been thoroughly PArming cuiiditloiu in rarioiu parts . .t" tiiis country anil IIK nifiit Hct'uic iilarinu tin tried out uuder actual abroad. Bxperienee liaa poiuted tti the tnnall . lilit traetoi wliicli will till all varying ronditionn aatinfaetorily, In developiug the ' tractor wbieh will be 4 7 2 . 7 11 I ..in nn t.Btio 'I ITI.1 1 8.500 mi 11.11 36.4 0 no $723 U'llKN WAR KNDRD IIF w s KltHIT MII.FS mOM ntONT When the uriulstlie put an end to the flghtllig Gordon 1. Shaffer wis lust eight miles from the from line That waa us close us he got to the M war tho the two weeks previous he had spent in ir.-hlng toward the l it TOTAL u '.mill ties lor lediscoiiut- iucluding II. with Federal Raafrvg Hank i se' Item Id I 14.141 : i Total contingent liabilities (II a, b. and c 14,141 STATK Ol' OltBQON, i (H Nl'i OK M.l HEl'H I, II II Cockrum. I'ashier of the above named Hank, do somenlv swear that the above statement Is true lo the lust of mv konwled.. belief U i COCKRUM I Sul, Tilled ami sworn i hefore me i In - JUi d.iv ol Jan . till W V wood. Notary Public CORRRCT A Ileal v I i in MM M T Tl'UMU'l.I. KTT.v COCKRim I 'lie. -tor I I as lirillo, tc ulic luai'llilir n'. satistartni'llv, F"OKl)H0N" Tractor, the aim has been t nroduce a small tow in drat "St, reliable, and abuve all eltieient. Being small, light and e aieai, the "PORDSON" Tractor la adinted for uae on small farms, aa well aa ou the largest It will pull all farm uupieinent ami tin the work generally done b) Uoraea un the farm. In addition, by its belt pully the tractor will drive farm nuichinery such aa n threaher, cnailage cutter, sawinill. ete., making the "TORIWON" truly universal tractor. In deaigti and conatructiou the "PORDSON" taken a Long step in approaeh inu the Ideal tractor. The aiinplieity of it operation and eonatruction will at once appeal t tho farmer. Bpeeial devieea were p4rfectel tu keep out dust and dirt. All moving parts are oucloaed and thoroughly lubricated. The number of lubrieatiug pouifa n' quiriug atteutiou arc ver' few and easily gotten at. The motor, transmission, and rear ale are assembled together, forming one rigid unit, which, combined with t!ie three-point iuNKMU4iou, relieves these parts of all strain. The absence of an frsiue givea itessibilit to all parts for nuking adjust' Hunts or repairs, and allow the tractor to be taken apart in a few minute's. The motor is of substantial design and is capable of delivering its full power continuously, It embodied featun which have been used with success in other fields for mam vears, TROXELL IMPLEMENT CO.