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ONTARIO, OREGON, THURSDAY', ONTARIO, OREGON, THURSDAY. APRIL 13, 1922
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I IRONSIDE NEWS
"Bse McFali and f Bolter"
Dr. J. A. M FALL
Eyesight Specialist, Ontario, Ore
SOLDIERS LOANS ACCEPTED
as first payment on choice low priced irrigated
land free from alkali or acid. Good crop pro
ducing stuff that has the backing of the Legion
Land Committee are the only places we handle
under this plan. Excellent water, climate,
transportation facilities, etc. Good markets.
Write now for full particulars.
Redmond Land and Loan Co., Inc.
In the heart of the famous Deschutes Valley
Spring Is horo at last. Old
Mother Earth certainly looks good
nftor four months of snow. Poopla
find It qulto difficult getting around
through tho mud. Clarcnco Ho
ward, tho prosont stngodrlvor Iidb
had a hard tlmo gottlng tho mall'
from Ilrogan. Wo aro looking for
ward to tho extension of tho high
way boforo anothor wlutor.
Hay Wlso got tho contraci no
stago driver, and Is preparing to
tako chorgo July 1st.
A. Cooloy of Malheur river, and
Arthur Nichols of Ironside wont to
Vnlo and Ontario on business la
Orvnl NIcltolB. and C. Locoy ro
turnod Friday from Dolsa, whero
they havo boon attondlng Link's
W. It. and Earl Lofton attended tho
Block 'mooting at Hardy's ranch on
Camp crcok, Sunday.
Lloyd Judy of Unity, spent Sun
day night with Ironsldo frlonds.
Alva Lawrenco returned to his
ranch at Unity, Sunday.
Arthur Boain wont to Ilrogan to
holp Ralph Harvoy with his sheep.
Ell Illco was an outgoing pas
Bangor on Tuesday's stago, to Vale.
Mrs. Hanry Capo and family wuro
Irousldo visitors Monday.
Tho danco given at tho Commun
ity hall Friday night was well at
tended, and all roport a good tlmo.
Mrs. II. O. Elms has boon qulto
III for tho past two woeks.
J. I. Smith who has boon feed
ing his cattlo near Ilrogan, brought
thorn to this vicinity last wook.
Iko Powers moved back to his
hompstoad Saturday. Ila-hasboon
feodlng cattlo for Hub Waltors
through tho winter.
Ilalph Harvoy of Ilrogan, mado n
buslnoss trip to Ironsldo Tuesday.
Grandpa Locoy has boon in poor
health tho past month. Ho Is now
86 yoar of ago. Mr. and Mrs. Lo
coy taught tho first school here; al
so conductod tho first Sunday
Alva Lawrenco will bo rango rid
er, and will dlstrlbuto salt on the
rango for tho Unity and Ironsldo
stock association this soason.
It Is roportod that tho snoop be
longing to tho M. L. L. Co., that
woro wlntorod at tho E. J. Boam
place aro dylng"at the rato of about
1C a night.
Think of MARSDEN'S
When anything abaut the house, ranch or auto goes
wreng: We fix all kinds of things. We are the
FIX-IT-SHOP. Look over your garden tools now,
your lawn mowers, and all.
Have the auto overhauled now
Marsden's Machine Shop
Sunday School, 10: a. m.
Crado Itoll Exorcises, 10:30 a. m.
Proacblng, 11:00 a. ra. Subject
-"Ood's Amon. Eastor Sermon.
Christian Endeavor, 6:30 p, m.
Easter Catata, 7:30.
FOR SALE Rhode Island Rod
Cockerels, none bottsr, 11.60 oach.
Rooking orders for hatching eggs at
$1.00 a setting of 16. Also wheat and
clover seed for sale.
Two miles straight west of town.
Leave orders at Ontario Meat and
Grocery Co. St pd
Buys . -
Hides, Wool &
California Avonuo between
Catholic Church1 & Hospital
ONTARIO - OREGON.
CONDENSED REPORT OP
ONTARIO NATIONAL BANK,
ASRKPOnTED TO TUB COMPTROLLER, MARCH 10, 111
Loans and Discounts...... 56J, 869. 17
Overdrafts ......... 197.66
Roods and Securities.. 17,799.88
U.S. Bonds 84,700.00
Stock la Fed. Res. Bank 1,000.00
Reality and Fixtures... 44,934.16
Capital Stock ..
Federal Reserve Bank..
LEQITIMATE NEEDS OF OUR CUSTOMERS ARE BEINO CARED FOR,
WE HAVE FAITH IN MALHEUR COUNTY, AND THE NUMBER
OF LOAN8 WE ARE CARRYING PROVES OUR DESIRE
TO BE OF MATERIAL ASSISTANCE TO CITIZENS
OF THIS SECTION
Oldest Bank in Southeastern Oregon
STORY OF THE FAMOUS
OLD OREGON TRAIL
A Narrative of the Wilson Price Hunt Expedition
In 1811-12 and the "Great Migration" Into
Oregon Country, in 1852-3
By Walter E. Meachen, Pres. of Old Oregon Trail Assoc.
(Contlnuod from last wook.)
Mr. Hunt and his party In tho
largest of tho boats woro trappod
noar a sandbar In tho river by a
party of ArlckaraB, Mandans and
Mlnatroos and would havo boon ox
tormlnatod had It not boon for tho
frlondly Arlckaras who woro frlond-
ly to tho whites.
Thoso Indians Invited tho party
to visit tbo'lr vlllago which was not
a groat dlstanco away and tho In
vitation was accepted.
Mr. Hunt and Ills party intendod
to lcavo tho rlvor soon and strlka
Tho Arlckaras had plonty of
horses and Mr. Hunt hopod to bo
nblo to trado with tho Indians for
a suftlclont number to carry tho
party nndlts luggago.
A stay of sovoral days was mado
In this vlllago which was near tho
present slta of I'lorro,. South Da
kota, und brisk trado was kopt up
with tbo Indians.
duns, powdor, bullets, highly col
ored beads and blankets, knives and
tomnhawks woro tradod for horsos
and finally aftor much trafficking,
olghty-two horses woro socurod and
loaded With mombors of tho party
and Its bolonglngs.
Tho party now turnod its back
upon all communication with tho
outer world and sot out upon its
todlus and dangerous Journoy ovor
tho mountains and plains which sep
arated It from tho object of Its trip.
Tho Choyonuo Indlnns woro noxt
oncountorcd from which tho party
tradod for mro horses. In Wyom
ing, tho Crow Indians woro met aud
moro horsos obtalnod. Tho par.ty
was forcod to watch thoso Indians
continually to avoid troachory but
finally parted with thorn without
Tho Shoshono and Flathoad In
dians woro thi) noxt trlbo oncoun
torod and trading for moro horsos
anft for buffalo moat was prosocut
od. Tho party roachod Wind rlvor,
Wyoming, In Soptombor, 1811 and
procoodod up that stream for a num
hor of mllos, then crossing tho
mountains and coming upon tho
hoadwntors of tho Bnako river tho
latter part of Soptombor.
Tho Canadian voyagoura callod it
tho Mad river. At this point Alex
andor Carson, Louis St. Mlchol,
riorro Detayo and Piorro Dolaunoy
loft tho party to romaln to trap and
On October 8th, tho party arrivod
at tho post oroctod by Mr. Honry of
tho Missouri Fur company. The
post was nbandonod at this tlmo and
tho party took possession and pro
ceeded to build boats on which to
float down tho rlvor. At this placo
Robinson, Hoback, Riznor and Mr.
Mllor, ono of tho partners, stayed
to hunt and trap for boavor and
Tho party ombarkod on tho rlvor
October 18, 1811. On October list,
what Is now American Falls, was
reached. It was necessary to lower
tho boats around the falls by means
On October 28th, tho party ar
rived at a point near the prosont
alto of Twin Falls. Hero tho party
mot wth many reverses and ondurod
many hardships. One of tbo boats
was wrecked and ono of the boat-
mon, Antolne Clapplno was drowned.
This place lir tho river was called
Caldron Lnn. Tho situation of tho
travellers was indeed gloomy as a
survey of tbo rlvor sho,wod that it
was Imposslblo to navigate It and
the banks of tbo river wero so high
and stoop that it was difficult to
secure water for drinking purposes.
There was no game In the country
and tbo company began to suffer
Tho party divided Into several
groups to try and dlscovor t"he best
way out of tho dilemma. McLennan
and tbreo men kept on down the
river, Crooks and five men started
back up the rlvor to secure horses
left at Fort Henry, McKonzlen and
four men started across tbe dosert
and Mr. Hunt and thirty-one men
besides the squaw and two children
of Pierro Dorlon stayed in camp. In
three days Crook and his party re
turned, deeming it imposslblo to
secure tho horses and get bogk to
the party before winter. Tho main
party then kept on down tho river,
subsisting on fish and an occasion
al beaver. The party then divided,
Mr. Hunt and eighteen men going
on ono sldo of -the river and Mr.
Crooks and eighteen men on the
countorcd from whom somo salmon
and a dog woro purchased. On
Novombor 17, sovoral Indians woro
mot, ono of whom had a horso. Mr.
Hunt finally purchased tho nnlmnl
In oxchango for au old tin kotUo
aftor having ottorod a gun, ammu
nition and beads in vain.
Mr. Hunt hero loft tho river and
started ovor tho desort. Tho party
oncountorod groat suffering and
hnrdBhlp on this Journey and final
ly reached tho Uolso rlvor and an
Indian camp whoro fish and dogs
woro purchased for food. Tho Pay
otto and Wolsor rivers woro forded
and tho Snako finally roached again.
Novombor 28th, a bag of meal aud
boiuu fish wero purchased from a
party of Shoshonos who Informed
Mr. Hunt that thoy bad soon whlto
mon on both Bides of tho Bnnko
rlvor within tho last tow days.
Washington Irvine, In his account
of tho Hunt expedition 'has this to
say or i no country west of tbo
"A droary dosert of sand aud
gravol extends from tho Snako river
almost to tho Columbia. Horo aud
thorc Is a thin and scanty horbago,
Insufficient for tho pasturago of
horso or buffalo. Indood theso
trackless wastos botweon tbo Rocky
mountains and tho Pacific aro ovon
moro dusolato and barren than tbo
naked uppor pralrlos on tho Atlan
tic sldo; thoy prosont vast droary
and thirsty wilds botweon tho habi
tations of man, In' traversing which,
tho wnndoror will ofton bo In dan
gor of perishing."
It tho saino party could go ovor
this routo now, what a different
story thoy would havo to toll, for
tho maglo hand of reclamation baa
mado a garden out of tho former
desort and populous towns havo
sprung up In tho Snake rlvor valley
whoro mombors of tho Hunt oxpodl
tlon nearly perished of hungor and
Mr. Hunt and his party continued
on down tho rlvor caujmn which was
very stoop and difficult to nogo-
tlato. Food was vory scarce, tho
party subsisting on a black-tall door,
a boavor and somo froxou borrlos,
Tho .horsos woro killed und oaten
ono by ono until only that owned
by Pierro Dorlon romalued.
On Docombor Oth, 1811, Mr.
Crooks and his party woro soon on
tho othor sldo of tho rlvor, return
ing aftor a vain attempt to got
through tho narrow proclpltlous
Lcanyou of tho river aud seolng noth
ing but mountains piled upon moun
tals for mllos ahead. Crooks and
his men woro almost starved, having
subslstod on a few boavor and old
moccasins. Huut and bis mon then
turnod about and startod back up
In their extremity Mr. Hunt sug
gested that the horso of Pierro Dor
lon bo killed and eaten, but tbe
ownor doggedly refusod to part with
bis animal. Continuing on ,tbo party
coino unexpectedly upon a camp of
Shoshono Indians who fled In great
fright when tho whlto mon camo in
sight. Tho party Immediately caught
ttvo horses and killed ono tor food.
Thoy mado a boat ot tho skin and
font moat over to tho starving men
on tho other sldo ot tho river. Ono
ot tho Canadians, Jean Baptlsto
Provost, roturnod in the boat and be
causo of his hunger and enfeebled
condition, bocamo excited on bohold
Ing tho meat roasting befoio the tiro
and upset tho canoo and was
drowned In tbo cold, swift current
of tho rive,
A station on tbo Homestead
branch ot railroad down tho river is
named after tho unfortunate Cana
dian and also In honor of Sarde
ple, another Canadian boatman who
ferrlod meat across tho treacherous
stream for tbo relief of tho men on
tho other sldo. Proceeding along
tho river banks tbe party met with
some Shoshone Indians and tho lure
ot an old tin kettlo secured another
horse for food,
Mr, Hunt now camo to tho Welsor
river whero a band of Shoshonos
were camped. From tbem ho traded
for a couple of horsos, a dog and
somo dried cherries. After consider
able bickering ho procured an In
dian guide to load them over tbo
mountains to the Columbia. On Do
comber 28, .tho party crossed tho
Snako leaving it with no rogret, the
Canadians calling it tbo "Accursed
DR. G. A. POGUE
Office at residence, one
block west and two north
of Moore hotel,
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN TUB COUNTY COURT OF Tl
STATE OF OREOON FOR
IN THE MATTER OF THE E8TA'
OF JOHN A, MORTON, DECB7
Notice is hereby given by Rosa
Morton, Administratrix of the est.
of John A. Morton, deceased, to i
creditors ot and all persons navy
claims against said estate, to pre '
such claims with the necessat
vouchers according to law, within
months aftor the first publication
this notice, to the said Rosa
Morton at Ontario, Oregon, or to
law office ot Brooke & Gallagher
Tho first notice hereof is publlsl
this twenty-third day ot Mar
ROSA B. MORTON
Administratrix of the Estate
John A. Morton, deceasod.
Some Snake Indians were on
(Continued next week)
Last publication April 20, 192