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THE ONTARIO ARGUS, ONTARIO, OREGON, THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 1922
Tho program commlttco of Park
Improvement club held their first
mooting Thursday afternoon at tho
homo of the chairman, Mrs. Walter
Davis. Mesdames Sullens, Tomlln,
Boals and Davis form tho commlttco
to arrange tho program for tho year.
Ernest Lauor returned home Fri
day aftor having spent tho past threo
i years In tho Panama canal zone.
Mrs. John Bartslio is tho guest of
Mrs. Belnap this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Shellhouse, Mrs.
Wallace Griffin and daughter Helen
wero guests Friday of Mr. and Mrs.
P. M. Boals.
Homer Lauor of Boise, spent Wed
nesday with his parents Mr. and
Mrs. Milton Laucr, leaving Wednes
day evening for Portland.
Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Atterbury are
enjoying an outing in tho hills.
Mrs. Aaron Snydor and son, Al-
vin, of Fairbury, Nobraska, arrived
Friday for an extended viBit with the
former's daughter Mrs. E. 1. Brown.
Mrs. Snydor will remain' until Oc
toger, whllo Mr. Snyder expects to
attond school in Nampa tho coming
Mrs. Lias spent Monday with Mrs.
C. C. Wilcox, I. I. nnd L. L. Cul
bertson spent soveral days in tho
hills last week cutting and hauling
Messrs. Tom Ileslup and Ivan Nel
son motorod down from Boise Satur
day and spont tho -week end with
Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Hoslup.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Gdodoll of Kearney,
Nobraska, spent Monday looking af
tor property lntorosts on the Flat.
Mr. and Mrs. Ora Wilkin of Pay
otto, and thoir guests Mrs. N. E. Wil
kin nnd daughter Esther of Wostcr
villo, Ohio, visited at the P, M.
Boals and A. A. Gutteridgo homes
Kiss -Martha Newton of Payette,
is spondlng a few days with Mrs.
Mrs. Clausen Andrus and son
Wllliard wero guestB last week at
tho former's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Sliophord of Payette.
Mrs. Walter Davis was the guest
of Mrs. II. K. Lattig Sunday.
Jamos Ewing finished digging his
spuds this wook and leports a yield
on ono fiold of two hundred and
olghty-sovon sacks per acre.
Mrs. A. A. Gutturldgo spent Wed
nesday with Mrs. E. Fiost.
Gorald McKInloy of Brogan, a
former pupil of Miss Mildred Frost,
arrlvod this wook to spond tho win-
tor nt tho Frost homo and attond
Mrs. H. K. Lattig and Miss OHto
Wiight woio guosts Friday of Mrs.
Mrs. E. Frost nnd Mrs. S. J. Simp
son wore guests Wednesday of Mrs.
J. L. Brown.
E. Frost and Alvln Brletlmupt
woro buslnoss visitors in Ontario
Some of tho lottuco giowors nio
mooting with discouragement In
their lottuco growing on account of
ravages bolng mndo by grasshoppers
and Juno bugs.
E. L. nnd J. L. Blown nro digging
spuds this wook.
Mr. nnd Mrs. II. K. Lattig and
Miss Olive Wright woro guests Sun
day of Mr. nnd Mis. J. W. Muhonojv
Mr. nnd Mrs. George Thomas and
Mr, nnd Mrs. J. L. Blown woro din
ner guosts Sunday of Mr. and Mis.
DANCES TO ENTICE HIS MATE
In the Spider World the Male of the
8pecles Must Be a Master
There is n certain little spider, we
are told by O. 0. Clark in his "Tin
Tollers and Theli Work," who hns to
exhibit his prollclencj as a master of
nv. In order" to charm the creature
with whom he would mate. If ho Is a
bad dancer he goes ununited. He is
called the 7ebru spider because of
white stripes that run along bis black
In setting forth upon a matrimonial
quest the rcbra spider does not anoint
himself with the special perfume which
some lnucts u-o In lllcu clicumstunees,
uor does be, as the cricket is supposed
to do, relj upon bis nbillty as a maker
of music; he simply nppears before
the object of his desire and begins to
dance llrit a Jazz and then u waltz,
alternating them, It would seem, with
the Idea that one or the other must
captivate Miss Spider, who bits aud
watches him ciitlcaily with all her
She frequently, It is s.ild, Is hard to
please, mid a male rebrn has been
known to repent bis Jazz nnd waltz
as ninny as 111 times for the entertain
ment of mi obdurate insect with which
it would mnte. However, few "court
ships" i no hs long ns this, the wooed
one uMittfly niuMiig up her mind after
n few minutes of bis dancing. If her
decision be favorable, she soon Joins
the suppllcnnt in a mad whirling waltz.
If, on the other hmid, she Is not
chin mod, she either turns nwny In con
tempt, or savagely rushes upon him
with Intent to mm'der.
THE GHOST LAID
By MILDRED WHITE
INCIDENT POINTS A MORAL
Happening of the Middle Ages Which
Should Give Food for
Because they chatter a greut deal,
the people of ancient dajs snlil Hurt
mngples were women changed into
birds I That was not a very gallant
thing to say, but mngples do not live
In Cimndn, and there could have been
no lellectiou on our Indies. They are
pietty white nnd black birds, shaped
like a crow, nnd nbout half as big.
They are fond of ptcttj things, nnd
sometimes pick up articles they fancy
to bciiutifj their homes. In Tloience,
Italy, there Is n lofty monument on
top of which stands, or did stand, n
statue of .Iiibtlcv with a pair of bcales
In her hand. Once the Duke Cosmo I
lost ii penil necklace which an unfor
tunate little girl wes accused of steal
ing. The put her to torture and
racked her poor little limbs nlmost to
pieces, until, tumble to bear the pain,
she wild she would plend guilty to
nn thing. Then she was hanged. Tbnt
day a toirlhle storm islteil Florence.
The lightning frttiiek the bcules In the
monument nnd down fell u magpies'
nest with tho peiuls In It! If you ever
vMt Itnlj, be sine jou look for Stnzzl
monument, with its bioken scales, uud
icinenibei it Is ery wise to' be "slow
to Judge." Montieal Fumlly Herald.
To Honor Noted Frenchman.
Tho Fieneh Academy of Sciences has
been ollkiiilly Informed that Switzer
land Is picpnilug to commemorate the
centenary of the grent French me
chmilrliin nnd wutchmaker, Abialuim
Louis ltreguet. Born In Npufchntel in
174", member of the Inst Hut and Bu
reau of Longitudes, he died In Pnris In
1S'J8. The iistiononilciil and nmitlcnl
Instruments Invented by Bieguet were
noted for the perfection of thler work
manship. His Improvements In
watches Included the use of uihles
In pivot boles. Ho lied to London dur
ing tle Itelgn of Teiror, but leturned
after tho ninth Theiiuldor. On the oc
casion of this centenary the Swiss
council of state will hold next jenr an
Inteiiintloniil competition for chrono
meteis In the observatory of Neuf-chatcl.
mI! I w
The real, substantial citizen does not come from the
Tho chances are ninety-nine to one that he started
with a savings account,
Each of us chooses the class to which he belongs.
In the interest of good citizenship, to the end that
your future may be happy and assured, we urge
that you start an account with us now.
Copyright. 1922. VVcitern-'Kewspaper Union
The coupe cume to a stop ut the
top of the bill. The driver turned,
smiling resignedly to Cecily.
"No gasoline," lie explained. "That
Is tho result of leaving the entire care
of the car to my chaulTeiir. I mil
sorry. Will ou sit in the cur while
I go in search of gas, or would jou
prefer to wait on the veranda of that
deserted house? I cun promise jou
thut no ghost will trouble jou the
place bus not that Interesting leputu
tlon. I remember, however, when its
inmates w ere prominent and happy res
idents; a long line of successive Web
steis. May I take jou over there the
garden Is beautiful in the moonlight;
und I will be buck shortly."
"I will wult at the house," Cecily
Wondeilngll she gazed after the
"Why," she asked herself, "do I not
love Stephen Ware? What does be
(lnd to care'for in me? Or Is there,
after all, no love such as the poets
aud writers have prated of, through
out the centuries? Father is right; I
must keep Mr. Ware waiting no longer
for his answer, nnd by all that Is
reasonable, it should be the answer
of his desire." The girl sighed. "Yet,
If one might only have some sign by
which to know "
Her little slippers tapped the ve
randa floor of .the old house, a sweet
hone suckle vine sent ghostly shadows
across it. Tluoiigh long French win
dows she glimpsed desolated rooms;
at a further end a white marble miin
tel also gleamed out ghostly. Cecily
pictured the rooms gaj with joung
folk of u former time little happy
children grouped nbout their mother's
knee;, young women, these mothers,
like herself, now gone on to their rest,
or dreaming, perhaps, over some far
fireside, of this same old home and
dajs long past. ,
Something warm, caressing, presseu
against her. Cecily bet down to touch
a doc's furry head. "Why," she said,
"you might have been savage, tbreat
eiAng; nnd jou nro companionable,. In
stend. Where did jou come from?"
Madly the dog wagged his tall.
, "He Is lonely for a woman's pres
ence," remarked a pleasing voice near
1 "Don has had to camp with me
for a few dnjs, and misses the women
nt our apartment, who spoil him with
"I see," Cecily spoke doubtfully.
Then, us the strunger remained, she
added: "I nm watting here to be called
for. Our cur run out of gusollne, and
It wns neccssnry to go for moie."
Cnlmly the man sank down on the
step, while the friendly dog rested
his bend on Cecily's hip.
"Vou like this old home? Pretty,
tangled garden, Isn't It?"
"I was trjing to people the house
In fancy, with those who have lived
here," Cecily answeied dienmlly "the
mothers nnd little chlldien " The
man leaned tow aid her.
"I was one of those little children,"
he said, '"and mine was a luippj child
hood. So happy that the jenrs have
In ought nothing to compensate. There
was a IMiIng pond down by the hill
side we used to spend hours there
and n leafy grotto, where my mother
used to give picnic suppeis to us chil
dren." "Whj-," lie demanded, "am I pouring
this all out to jou? a chance victim."
Ho lnugbed sbortlj'.
Cecily touched her face, to (lnd It
wet with tears.
"Why," she asked shakily, "am I cry
ing about It?"
Down (he mad enme an erect figure
"I must go," Bhe snld breathlessly
The man at her side gazed more In
tently Into her sympathetic face.
"Is that your husband?" he asked.
Cecily shook her head.
"I am not married," site answered
Clinch'. "Mr. Ware, with whom I am
driving, Is my father's frlend-nnd my
own. I am stopping at White Towers
for tho summer."
"I have heard of Stephen Ware, of
course, no Is as gifted In our pro
fession ns I am humble. My name Is
"Wo will be ready to start Immedi
ately, Cecily," called a voice; tho vines
hid her. Paul Webster pjit out his
hand. Cecllj's wns In bis clasp.
"You are going back to the city?"
she asked him.
"Not if there Is a chance of seeing
you here," he answered dnrlnglj'.
"I thought," she said slowlj, "that
I'd like to bring some of the children
from White Towers, out to the fish
ing pond and we might hnve a picnic
supper In the grotto if jou would
show us the way, and '
"Show jou?" cried Paul. "Why, If
jou would Just come hero sometimes,
the ghost of the old house would be
laid. 1 will get old Hannah to keep
house for me hero." (Vclly was gone.
"I am sorry to have kept j-ou wait
Int so long," Stephen Ware said,
"Long?" Cclly questioned she
looked at him conipnsslonatelj'.
"How do ve hear?" asked a scien
tist. That Is easily told. Somebody
tells a filend nnd tells her not to tell,
mul the friend of the teller tells u
friend of ours itnd shn tells us. Aud
o we bear.
"Wit) dIJ Percj tiit Dubb give up
trjing to truce his anccstrj?"
"lie said that the farther back he
went the harder It, wits, until at last
lie found himself completely up a tree.
THEN SHE AROSE SUDDENLY
Elderly Lady Discovered She Had
Made Wrong Choice of Her
It Is bard sometimes for the old and
Uie joung to arrive at a common point
of understanding. The old lady an
the Sunday school boy In tlds stor.,
did flnnlly arrive at an understanding
but not until the boy hud suffeied
damage to his feelings, if not to hie
A picnic was In progress, and the
Tenet olent and elderlj lady took much
eiijojment In witnessing the delight of
the children who were disporting them
selves in lier grounds.
She went from one to another, snj
Ing a few kind words to each. Pros
ently she seated herself on a grass
plot beside Dickie, a little boy with
golden curls undannugcllc expression.
But us soon us lie observed her sitting
beside him Dickie set up an ear-plerc-Ing
"Have jou the stomach-ache?" she
"No, I ain't." snapped Dickie.
"Perhaps jou would like some more
"Not" roared tho nngdlc child.
"What I want is my fiog that 1
"Yes, my frog I You're sitting on
him I" Philadelphia Ledger.
IN THE LAND OF ROMANCE
Commonplace Couple Only Joking
When They Compared Their Dif
They were sitting in the half-darkness
of the pictuie theater, holding
hands. They wero verj small, pale,
and Insignificant. He was "something
In the cltj'." she was the same thing
In tho female "line."
The stirring drama upon the screen
was '"Die Queen and the Duke." .
"Ain't he a wonderful ni.m?" ap
plauded the girl. "I could die for n
man like thut a tull, dark, hand-ome
man, the .kind that Is boin to Mile. I
don't see ho'w she can leslst lilml".
Then be had his snj :
"Ain't she a wonderful queen?
That's the sort I like the tall, stately
woman that can look you oer like a
worm and go trailing them silk robes
round and granting her favois with a
cold, proud smllo upon her beautiful I
"No, Sue; I was only Joking I"
And they held each othei's bonds a
little tighter, and the screen lost Its
Interest for nt least two moie inthe
crowded picture house.
Increasing World's Food Supply.
Col. It ,1. Stordy, who wns chief
veteilnniy . surgeon ' of the British
nrmles dining the wnr, has tnken to
the pustoial life now but on a very
large scale. He Is raising sheep and
(little on the high pampas of south
ern Peru, under (he aegis of the
Peruvian government and the Peruvi
an coi potation. His experimental and
survey woik he tlnds absorbing, and
he o.pi esses the opinion that some dis
tills legion will become one of the
lichest grazing territories In the world
through expert breeding of the coun
try's valuable nntlve wool-bearing ani
mals, the vliima and guanaco.
This well known brand of Boys'
clothing is sold exclusively by the
Alexander stores and has been
long known for Style, Strength
This year they are even better
than before in both fabrics and
tailoring, and best of all, the
prices are more reasonable.
AJAX BOYS SLITS
One, two and three pair of
$7.50 $8.50 $10
A few -at '.a little less and a few
at a little more
Boys, Shoes, Stockings,
Waists, Sweaters and odd
Trousers at same reason
One Price Clothier
Ontario and Vale, Oregon
Fresh stock every week, nothing better
' on the market. Let us send you. one, we
know you will like it.
Don't overlook our stock of Stone Jars
while they last. We have them from 1
gallon to 20 gallon sizes, and they .are
We solicit your Hardware and Grocery
business and promise you the best prices
on goods obtainable,
E. A. FRASER
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