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ONTARIO -The Pivotal Point of the Great Interior of Eastern Oregon t (Bntnrio fl,e Ontario Argus Itadsin Prestige, erit, and Circula n Watch us grow The Produce from 15,000,000 acres is marketed from On tario each year Representative Newspaper of Ontario and Malheur County. VOLUME XVI ONTARIO. OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY 15, 1913. NO. 20 &rfitt& i ii - GOV. JOHNSON Of I CALIFORNIA SAYS NO Administration Being Out of Harmony Fails to In fluence Either the Legis lature or Governor of California. Washington, D. C. Notwithstanding the atrenuous efforts mad by the na tional sdminstration to prevent the alien bill recently paaaed by the Cali fornia legislature from becoming a law tin' measure now aeema to be des tined tn k" on the statutes with but lit tle, if any, modification. The last hope of the adminstration to prevent action passed away Wednes day when (tovernor Johnson postively bat Hlitely refused the request of President Wilson to eitherwithhold his ilgnsture or veto the bill. The fasti effort to delay alien land owner; legislation In California was ntile when Secretary Bryan In the name or President Wilson telegraphed Governor Johnson notifying him that the Japanese ambassador had earnest ly pwUsied MKiilnal the bill panned by the California assembly and urging that the governor postpone action by itLlii'I'lliiK his signature. The decision of the administration to ure QovtfMf Johnson to use hla power c.t veto to postpone any land leilki.it loti was reached after a series of conferences between the president, secretary llryun. and John Haesett Moure, counsellor of, the state dapart ent. Bad calls at the state depart ment by Ambassador Chluda. It was reallted that any further attempt to hire the Mil enacted by the California lejhlature amended would be fruitless atari- Secretary Hryau's trip to Sucra ento wan unavailing. Whether or not the governor com pile! with the administration 'a request there will probably be Important ne ioti.ii. .in- between the United States and Japan immediately. If the land bill la vetoed the president and Secre tin Bryan will have to undertake to carry out their promise to accomplish through diplomacy the ends sought by the Callforniaus. ROOSEVELT CAN GET ALBANIAN GROWN London Theodore Roosevelt can hai.- the throne of Albania. If he wanta It The suggestion already has been carried to the point where the colonel au only to signify his willingness to accept and the crown la his. "If Roosevelt desires the kingship of Albania we will put him ahead of all other who have been named. 1 Myself would certainly vote for him. Root-ft, :t in one of the most extraor "tur men In the world, being by na ture on a higher plane than mere princes." This was the emphatic statement Bade by Ismail Kemal, provisional President of Albania, and leader of the tosflaUon from the Albanian people authorized to find for them a ruler ec t hu ambassadorial confer ence of powers. The correspondent's audience with Kemal iu(lk place in the Hotel Cecil, here he is staying, accompanied by id co delegates, Louis Ouracucchl, nlnieur of education, and Noggs, Kuu Ua sad Delejlus. All showed the Peatest Interest in and were evidently awfrissd by a suggestion of Roose BjH as king. WORK ON NEW CITY HALL STARTED THIS WEEK The cou tractors axe raising the "ll of the city hall and figure tbey Ml have all the brlok work oumplet 'n ten days mors. The brick iuk used are selected red brlok ami "H make handsome building. The foundations are very substau I. beiog rsinforosd oonorste and 'try heavy ror lh, hIm titt) structure, "force of carpenter will k-p tbslr tB1 or the (,rk well op and no dslsys pe-ted in rushing ths building completion at an early data. GOOD FORCE OF MEN ARE NOW AT WORK ON SEWERS Tbe work on the sower outlet Is in fall swing with some twenty men on tbe line. They sre at present In tbe deepest pnrt of the work and it is going slow ss there. In plenty of water to contend witb and the Imnk are held back by cribbing driven into tbe ground nuil well braced. When a few hundred feet are com pleted the ground level will be lower and It is thought they will be sbove tbe atrsta of water sand they ura now working through. This sewer will lower the water in the sloughs sround tbe city nhout six feet and will drain all tbe cellar in the city. All tne men employed nre local people snd the money I being kept home by the system nt having a local superintendent. If tbe work bed been 1st to s contractor all the men would have been brought iu snd tbe money taken from the city. SATURDAY IS SALES DAY -GOOD CROWD EXPECTED Next Ssturdsy lassies day in Outn rio sod Hm indication are that It will drsw tbe best crowds we Imve yet hsd. Several farmers have Mated cows snd heifer with the secrstsry ami many other articles will be offered, afford- lug the farmers an opportunity of buying jut what they wnut from their neighbor., JOHN H. MARBLE John H. Marbls, recently appointed a member of the Interstate Commerce Commission. AUS1RIAN IS FOUND GUILTY OF SECOND DEGREE MURDER si,.-, irt Kerfoot made a raid mi Outsrio Monday sud took most ot the business men back to tbe ouuuty seat witb bun to act as jurors iu tbe mur der case, the first jury beviugdlssgreed eveu tbougb tbe murderer admitted oommltiug the crime. Tbe uieu sum moned were: H. Witbycombe. H. T. Moody, E. V. Boyer. H. C. Boyer, W. H, DnollUle. Usve Maglll. L. Adam. Uhas A. Cook, E. M. Grsig. W. U. Raver, T. T. Kabout. Henry Griffin, J. H.' Seaweard. J. P. boholl. Con Ryan, Heniy Beier. K. M. Carllls. Geo. W Routh, O. W. Lyslls. J. P. Kidd. W. T. Bander. J. K Day. W. T. Lumps. 'n. Oell Tawgart. E. A. Kreser. B. B. Wll.oo. a D. Dormao, H. L. Peterson. H. U. Williams, and U. A. Chapman. A jury was drswn for tbe murdsr charge agslust Popovitob and tbey re .........i . ..r.liAt of murder III the , . Pk ,,,,lv i l.leltCe secouu uio --, gainst tbe man was bis own conies sioa. Ths oounty is psying quite heavy for the little business tne ranrouu contractors merchant. are doing wiiu iu ,. awsss., AasasssT w-VM ji JflraKafl Jm - MMafflHklH :3r THE MANY SETTLERS UNDER THE ONTARIO-NYSSA PROJECT ARE MAKING A Great Area of Finest Land Being Reclaimed With An Abundance of Water Happy Homes and Broad Fields of Grains, Fruit, and Miscellaneous Produce Greet the Eye On Every Side Many New Settlers Securing Homes Where Soil aud Climatic Conditions Are Well Nigh Perfect. From time to time the Argus bss been noting tbe building o' farm bouses snd the improving of land under the Oiitnrlo-Nyssa dltob, but It attracted little attention and few rest tzs wbst It amounts to In tbe aggregate. A few dsys sgo Mr. Cook was kind euough to tske us for a drive west snd eniith of the city aud It was a surprise to us the aim mil being done by the of work that Is ssttltrs who are making liouiis under the nsw water system. B. S. Cook A Co. bars sold 370 aors In tracts of ten snd twenty acres and most of it Is row occupied. Tnls land lit to the west uf town, user the St. Paul orchard tracts. There are some fi" families located on in a lands and they buva ebout 1 :t."nii acres in cultivation, some of wbioh Is set to fruit, probnbly 1U0U acres. The pumping plsot Is working abeUt one-tblrd ospucity snd still there is au abundance of water and aa tbe system Is developed Hud the people learn to use the water to tbe beat ad vantage tbey will nave power to Irri gate several thousand mure acre than are at present included Iu the system. Among those bo are doing things we noticed the fuilowlug : Ansou Beouet, 10. acres oltarsd. P. M. II. ii. e in, .ii. 80 seres In grain sud alfslfa. link Scburmen. 80 acres lp grain aud alfslfa. Dii-k Htamm, GO acres iu gralu and alfalfa J. J. Thomasoii, Jl acres iu grata ene) alfalfa. J. O. MoVey, 21 aoree io orchard aud alfalfa. Pete StMiiim. 80 aorea iu gralu. Knsteru Oregon Land couipsuy, 225 acres leveled and seeding. Charles A. Marshall. '0 acres clear ed snd putting it in crop. Dr. J. J. Sunt in. U0 ai-re cleured sud setting to orebsrd snd grsiu. In! Downs, 0 acres iu crop. C. W. DeBoer. 00 aorss lu crop. John Ray. 23 acree cleared and plsutiug. Peter Teiisen, CO seres cleat e, I and planting. A. W. Titw, 200 acrss olearsd and seeded. Mausel aud Dickson. 45 acres to apples snd grain. H. B. Thompson. 37 ucies to grain. J. O. Fleming. 50 acres ot 'ialn. William NioKtbum. 25 acre to urntu J. T. Long and Thompson, 10 seres to grsin sud alfslfa. Kibler and sons. 160 acres rented by Charles Thompson and seeded. T. W. Clagett, 160 acres readr for crop. J. A. Lackey. 10 acres set to orchard and grain. A. Trsnt. 25 acres of orchsrd. W. J- Pioney, the pruue kiug. 40 acres to slfslfs snd 40 to pruue and grain. L. P. Old way 10 acrss to apple and grain. Charles Bullard, 80 sores t- gram and alfalfa. A. J. Glover, CO scree reedy fox orop. Iia Dale. 40 acree io grain A L Bproule, 40 acres giaiu and alfalfa Mortou Barrows, 140 acree iu Sppl'-S. Wbitney and Countryman 40 a area In tree sad grain. D F Nordstrum. 27 to spplee W II McEldowney, 80 aores togrsln U 11 Wbitaoy. 80 aores to grain ud alfalfa IMPROVEMENTS Thomas Downs, 74 aorea to grsiu J I Csrnsflx, 40 seres to orchard L J Chspmsu, 20 sores to orchard Koy s.iin. 20 acres to apples J C Walker, 35 acres to apples Dr Lew K Wallace, 1H acres to spplss Bnow and Wlnslow, 80 acres to oats Fred Hslley, 50 aores to orchard B D Doruiao, CO acres to orchard ml slfslta St Paul Orchard company. 300 acres to orchard uud gralu Walters ami Wooduinu, 36 acres to grain On the lands sold by B. B. Cook aud Co., ! uotloed O V liolloway has a bouse up aud 20 aorss Improved ilenry liolloway with M acres lm proved Erviu Si'.iii. 20 acres improved E C Harvey, 20 aorea Improved 11 11 Mitchell, a bouse and ten ores improved W J Koberts, tsn acres cleared snd building Louse Elmer Bbruder, 10 acrss Improved Anoll Wlnslow, house up end 40 acree improved F H Bnow, 40 eciee Improved Gsorgs Wilson, boose up aud clear Ing 40 sores This list is not complete aud it covers only tbe improvements uuder one dltob. Laud uuder tbe ow.vbee and Nevada dltobee are elso being lm proved Hud the Klugnieu Kolooy to tbe south, tbe Deed Jx Flat to the north rami others to the east ere elso adding eeveral thouseud acres to tbe lands tributary to tbls city. Boms people wonder what le behind tbe growth ot Ontario end ths above nswers tbe ijusstlou. There are thousende of acres more of the best land In tbe world that will be lm proved witbln tbe next few years and add tbsir mite to tbe Influences tli.it are building op a city here. LOUIS BARTONI AND FAMILY LEAVE FOR VISIT IN ITALY Loois li.irtn i aud family, of Wsst fall, started tbls week for a trip to Italy, expecting to be goue eeveral mouths. Tbls is tbe first trip to tbu old home for Louis iu tblrteeu years aud be does uot expect to find many of tbe old faces arouud. Louie first left Italy some 44 yeersago, golug io Germany and coming to ibis couutiy in 1882. When be first visited what is now Ontario it was Lut a sand dune aud be be saeu It develop Into tbe heeulful oity It is today. M'WILUAMS STABLE SHIPS HORSES FROM CALIFORNIA A. McWlHlsms is sbowlog soms standard and tboroughbrsd youug etoele from California that ere at trailing toe horse ineu of tbisseotlou. These animals have tbe beat of breed -lug end will land to Improve tbe etrsto of trotting and running stock of this section. It ousts leee to raise tbor ougbbred animsls ot sll kinds than it does scrubs end when it is grown you can name your pnue. which will ha nearly double thai asked for Ibe scrubs. RAILROADS FAVOR ONTARIO AS SPECIAL WOOL MARKET The wool harvest Is now in fnll blast, about all tbs shearing plants being busy. A number of sheaivre were taken out Monday. Tbe wool Is beginning to arrive nt the ware houses here and it Is now thought that more wool will be sold here this season thsu ever bsfore ns msny sre going to bsul hers and get the beucflt of the higher prices always psid here where the facilities tor handling tbe wonl aud tbe accessi bility for the buyers Is better thsn liny other point in tbls section. The railroads sre fsvorlog the making of tbls a general market point by giving tbs shippers s special rate when shipped here and held for ths sales days. FIRE COMPANY IS CALLED OUT LAST SATURDAY NIGHT The fire company wss cslled ont a few dnys ago to extinguish firs out sids of the city, In a hav stack. A wheel waa broken from the chemical eugiue and other damage dons to the inn, ii. nt of 950. It is probably a coincidence that the property belonged tn a man wbo is opposed to his property being within the ally limits where he could beve the benefit of Urn protect Ion, side walk, waterworks, sewers and light JAMES BRYCE James Bryce, who has retired as ambassador to ths United States from Great Britain. REPUBLICAN LEADERS CONFER IN CHICAGO Chicago That a uniting of tbs pro gressive party with the republican party Is not only ilealreil, but Is actu ally belug sought, was tbe gist of ses tlment expressed at the close here of a two duV conference at which re publican leaders outlined plaus for reorganising the party. Herbert B. liadley, ex governor of MUaourl, who, with denature Albeit H Cummins of Iowa, William E. llorab of Idaho and L. Y. Sherman of 1111 uoi, led in the dlscuaslou at the con ference, said afterward that the de sire to have those hack in the party who left it to join the progressive party was "manlfeaL" Coalmen Net te be Mechanical. The coalition, hs added, waa not to be effected by any mechanical scheme such as the adoption of resolutions by any of that leaders, "but rather by a remedying of tbe causes Iu the re publican party which resulted in the Separation." The conference, atlendad by six United States senators, numerous menibttrs uf the house of representa tives and leaders from states as dis tant as Massachusetts sad California, resulted iu the issue Of a statement. The statement expressed the belief that the republican national committee should call s republican national con ventlon st as early a date ss possible to effect radical chaages In party sf fairs, and eapecisly lu reference to ibe conduct of future natUiaal cou vent tone. jI dL sal B JU aaar JU las .ffl ' 4biSl , rmgaV HB vaT - UH eak JM sV edjl ear .' ' , j aaav PROMINENT ONTARIO WOMAN DIES SUDDENLY Mrs. Malinda King Wife of Judge King Passed Away at Her Home in this City Thursday Evening of Last Week. On May 8tb, at her bestitiful home In North Outsrio, surrounded by ber loved ones, Mrs. Msllnda 1. King, peacefully and painlessly died, or ns tbe (iood Book asys, "fell esleep, ' for desth rams uusceompnnled by psln or long suffering, but ss tbe sleep of tbe tn.! child who, at the close of day. climbs into Its mother's arms and is lulled to peaceful slumber. All around the orcbenls sre white witb frsgrsnt blossoms snd on tbe hillsides nnd In the valleys wild flowers blooming snd nature is putting on ber most gorgeous robes of life. To the young, life le plessnnt and tbsy wsut to star, but to tbs old It la a harblngsr of winter snd decay and tbsy know that these beautiful creation are only little less fleeting it: hi the llvss of men. As aglrl sbeeojoyed these enchant Ing seasons of the year hi thebaukaof tbe Ohio river, for she waa born lu Louisville, Kentucky, on September 3, 180n and spent her maiden Ufa In that old romantic city, leaving there with her parents lu 187.1 for the, then uew state of Nelusakii, lu which stste at i, i. in. I Island, she wss uiarrlsd to (illbsrt L. King ou September 7, 1873, who, with four sous, F.ilward L., ArthurH., Ira N. ami Homer Jll. iinl two ilsugbtsrs. Mrs Kdun Klug Arnold snd Mrs. Alice King Huston sud two graud dill-In ii. lite to re member the kind and loving wife aud mother. Many chauges have occurred since tbe deceased came to Ontario in 1886, The sage brush plniu and vast expanse of Mill, i bss become a ganleu and or cbaiil. snd s plssssnt oily and bund rsds of i Hut itil homss sui round the spot where stood hsr Hrsl Outsrio borne. Ths fuoersl took plsee frum the borne ou Sniidsy, May 11, 1U1II. The flowers sod treasures of May and tbe in ii v elegant floral offerings of frlcuds sud neighbors wsre uu more ueaulful tlimi the iilet, lovely faoe of the de ceased sud as tbe suleuiu, iuiprfaslvs ssrvlce of tbe Kplscopsl chinch wsra nil I, i. i by i t'uili. of St Mstbsws, Boise, not only tbcjdaai ouss of tbe (lean, but all present must have resllsd tbst death here was robbed or much of its victory aud tbst tbe history of s lifs msy extsnd bayoud the grsve. Seven youug Isdies clsd In abltu n mill I'd sppropriate umalcal selee lious snd ovsr the hallowed sceue there seemed to hover tbe beuedlctlou of sn evsrlssting Msce. Tbe sous whom in tbsir lufsuoy sbs Inn! I.., i in- In bsr arm, uuw performed tbs last act that marks the final close of tbls beautiful life aud bins the wbite casket that contained tbe body of their loved aud honored mother to tbe grave. A fitting service at the tlusl olislng ottbls noble Hie. OLD MALHEUR COUNTY RESIDENT PASSES AWAY Jos. B. Joues disd Friday morning of last wtek aud was buried from tne BaplUt church ou Sunday. Kev. Myers officiating Daddy Juuss, as he was generally called, waa bora la Iltmlersou county, Ksutucky. June i:j. I h ;,. n,u,r rled Lou K. Locket Ifyenroago. lie came bsrs from Ksntoeky in 1881 snd first located on Willow creek, later muting here. There la a widow left who will be consoled by bsr foui daughters, Mrs. Kd Test, Mrs. Join Weaver, Mrs. Beu iSronrneudjMrs. B P. Nswmso. sud bsr four sous. Thomas of Vale, Koheit, of SboeboBS, Hick aud i'aul. of Onta rio. There sre elso uioetaaju graud - blldrsn Mr. Jones fi lauds tbsy never knew blm to say sn uukiud word of anyone, but slwsys found some good iu his c.uuiiiluui c. touch s charac ter necessarily made blm many friends. -.