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NTARIO-The Future Metropolis of Eastern Oregon The Banner Wool Market for the Interior of Oregon The Ontario Argun leads in Prestige, merit, and Circula tion. Watch uh grow (Dtrfari mt vgn The Produce from 15,000,000 acres ia marketed from On tario each year Representative Newspaper of Ontario and Malheur County. VOLUME XVII ONTARIO. OREGON, THURSDAY. JUNE 4. 1914. NO. 23 COUNCIL MEETING HELD MONDAY NIGHT Usual Grist of Hills and Li censes Acted on Favorably. WASTE WATER LOOKED AFTER All present but I-1 v iimi Zlmmer man. Minutes of May nil and v th read and m i i v .1 Usual I iIIh allowed Reports tor Mm of Recorder, Kla aiutial secretary and fire chief read, Cmial I !! " M I - M It . I Warrant ordered .or 13.600 for amount duo contractors on lateral ewer No. 4 to Juno 1. Water company wan ordered to plan water lpe under the Nevada wests dltcb. City attorney m orden I to have Injuuc t KiiiM Issued HU'iumt ttin Nevada Ditch and Kinersou wantiMtay from dumping walr into Lie city limits and ili" Nevada people have teen working on the tnatter. The city has provided drainage for ber cltv waste water and evvenige liut cannot lake cre of any outsldo water. TWO WEDDINGS OE WELL KNOWN PEOPLE THIS WEEK Married mi Tuesday by Her. K.e n IK. Mr. Martha La n-nce tad W .1. Mull man Alt ei a h it honey moiiii they will l.e at home in i 'u tario. Mr. LawtMM moved hat kbort time ait i from the 1 1 1 1. 1, m euot iuii and Mr llulfmau wan iu tie lilltchel business hero fur sonic tin Cougrslulst Ions uu.l bttl alOBM are being ev tended by many frinuda At Nya, Wednesday altcrnoou Kev .lolius perform.-.! the marriage ceremony for Minn (lertie Ward etui Kota Koward. Mi Ward conduct I a uiilliiery store in Ontario it few years ego ami lets many relative aud frieud in tin- Ny.mi mi lion Considering the hull cot of wed- ling I. ..III-. eel 1. nil sisiln 1 coil- uressuieu are planning to elect a eon lirmed bachelor to the presidency oext time. Some i f He things Wil am Howard Tuft said white lie .mi Fresideut wan beard with less utiei tuui than 1 given hi utterances at the present time. IS AFTER SENAT0RSH1P With Oregon for Oregoni- ans as Principal Plank of His Platform OPPOSED TO PINCHOT POLICY U in. Mauley was here the first of the week vieisting with hi trieud aod il 11.4 a little electioneering. Mr. Mauley aay be i going tu run on tbe platform uf Oregon for Ore gouians. vt present over a third of tbe state is bottled up by tbe Pin cbot policies and over billion dol tare worth of natural resources are Idle. Oregon has beeu robbed of bar just share of the reclamation funds and be will do all (ossihleto have the state receive wbat she ' entitled to. Mr Hacley believes that be i.iu le'.'f great beueiit to tbe state if elected to tbe I'uittd States senate. MEDIATORS ARE' WARNED Semiofficial Statement to Press and A. B. C. Board. El Paso. Tex. A semi-official state ment from Ceiirrnl Cnrrnnca'a head quarters nt Durnngo criticising the ac tions of the A. B. C. mediators nt Niagara Falls and nn announcement from Oeneral Villa reiterating his al legiance as a military leader to Car rnnzii were the latest developments of the Mexican situation here. Villa has left Torreon on his way for a visit to Juarez, on the border here. Carranzn was reported as having begun prepar ations to move by way of Torreon to Haltlllo, where he will perfect his pro visional government. The stntement from I hi ran go. where Cnrrnnzn's provisional government has been established, was addressed to the American press, with u note to the effect that It had ofriclnl sanction, and states that the commander-in-chief of the constitutionalist army will be pro visional president of Mexico during tl lections, and If let alone constitu tionalists will settle the entire Mexi can problem. LAND WITHDRAWAL BY TAFT HELD VOID Los Angeles The conservation or il.r of ex I'restdent William 11 Tuft withdrawing Irom entry nearly n. n icrc s of oil lands In i nhfi'i ni. i was declared Invalid Iu a decision ren dered by Judge M. T. Doollng, of the 1'nlted States t'ourt. The court held Unit the president of the United States lunl no power to withdraw lands from entry. Tin- question, however, of whether the vast area affected by the order of the former president shall revert to oi a domain of free exploi tation depend upon I! Ion of tin- in:i.(l Si lea supremo court In the Midwest . 'iy else, which Involve!, IT'" of oil liiinl in nine Thai can- has been before the sui i e .oiirt tor some time and u final I .judication is IPOOtad this month. I isiou of Judge 1 tooling was the climax of ul.at had heeoiue fa mous Iu western court annals ; tin "billion dollar case ' In Si pteiuher, l'.lli'.l, ITe-lde-llt T.UI Issued all VMM live order withdrawlai from entry 3. 141,000 acres of oil lands In the west. Of this 1S10M acres comprised the Midway field of Cultlfornui The real was In Wyoming. FKE.DK w. lehmann Frederick W. Lehmann, one of the American Commissioners to the Mexi can Mediation Conference at Niagara Falls. Rebel Envoys Take Stand. Washington. : 'onstitutiouulist rep resentative in Washington Issued their first formal statement since the Niagara Kails mediation conference began. Luis Cabrera on behalf of him self and bis colleagues, outlined the constitutionalist uttltude toward tbe question of representation at Niagara Fall maintaining that it is for the Untt4 State, and not the mediators or tbe representatives of Oeneral Mu erta to decide whether representatives of the OOmlitlltUsHllll cause should take part In the deliberations. m r F -JP9H asssssssU Iftssl SStyafeiW. - ftW DELEGATION OF SALT LAKE BUSINESS MEN VISIT ONTARIO Held's Band Gives Treat With Excel lent Music Quartette Sings. AN HOUR'S LOVE FEAST -The ZIod Oity excursionists were here for a brief i ou Wedue day morning. Unfortunately a shower accompanied them, but later It cleared and tbe visitors got bus In an attempt to get acquainted with tbe Ontario cltizsna' I'n ladies of tbe Commercial Club auxiliary wore at the train aud presented the delegates with roses as they alighted from the train and others carried baskets of them into the cars. Meld's band, the best Iu tbe Inter mountain section, started out, fol lomd bv the i.i.h niiiiun from th Salt Lske business houses and match ed up Main street, Iu both dlrectlou. returning to the bank corner, where they ga re s very enjoyable concert. M08 E THAN 1,000 LIVES LOST IN BOAT DISASTER Steamship Sinks in St. Lawrence River When in Sight of Land. BOTH CAPTAINS DENY Kiiuouskl. Quebec - Responsibility for the deuths of nearly lOOO persons who per. sheil when the collier Slur stud rummed and sunk the great Can adian Pacific liner Kmpress of Ire land, was plaeeil nqtiarely on Ciiplaiu Thomas Ander-on of the clllcr. by CapUlu 11. U. Kendall of the toil ves ael. Captain Kendall, testifying before a coroner's jury declared failure of tin- Storstad's caituln to observe whis tle signals eauneil the collision. Neg le. t to hold the Storstad's MM in the hole In the Kmpress kilieii llio last f re.-eui Captain Say Proper Signals Oivsn. Captain Kendall lu MMUMSj tesll- fi. .1 1'i.U he h.nl iaken all possible pre (.nitioiiH again.it collision, lli ship ad been slopped, he gave Ihe reiin site signals win n tin- DaalH collier Stor. 'ail. whieh dealt the blow which unt the Kinlile.-.-, in the bottom, was ttill two niiiea away, but the collier had Kept on through the log whiili set-! tied duun MM alter ttu- two .. Sighted each other, and had raiiiin d the BaiPrMI "I Inland when the lal ter vessel wa.-. virtually motionless. 1 Inn, despllt- bis ilM to the maste. of the collier that he run his engines full speed ahead to keep Iln- hole in the liner's side plugged with the Stor stad's how, said Captain Kendall, the Danish reMl baeked away, the water rubbed in and the Kmpress bank. Crash Occurs .ar Shore. The crash occurred not tar from the shore ofl laiher I'oinl. liu miles from I Quebei , ai:d U les from this point on the til l.awre . In reality, therefor.-, ilthoUffc I I liner was beading for the sea ai d the collier coming In from it. the i aster was not one of the MMAi bi.i of tbe river. Ac couuts agree that lu the brief MM of tlrne-not more than 14 min utes hetwen the shock of the collis ion . :.d tie sinking of the liner, there was little ' kMM Ml syhtematic mar abaU'aa o. the passengers. TO PROMOTE BUSINESS Tbe Impel lil Malo quartette renderel a few selections, whiob were well re ceived. Mayor Trow welcomed tbe visitors In a few words and abort talks were made by several of the visitors, Oeo. H. McAllister, of tbe Z. C M 1., acting as chairman. H. W. Msnden hall making ths talk for tbe visitors. Heveral hundred people turned nut to welcome tbe visitors and make I things plcii.anl for them It bad been planned to take the 'visitors to Nyssa iu aiitos. but tbe .weather would not permit. The people ot Ontario were glad to meet tbe Zionists ami will always hava a In in I v welcume tor them in the future Come egain when you t ii stay longer. BEING TO BLAME EOR IT Cuptain Kendall MOM on nlH bridge as the ship went down. One of the boats from the liner picked him up uud he duveted its work of saving others until the c rail was loaded The captain was Injured In IM crash and Mitlenii Irom . xposure, but Ins n Oil recovery Is ei. i led l-'ew women wire- among the saved. The lists muke u appear not more thai, u dozen "It all haiiened so (pilckly that we did not ia!l know what was going on and nobody had tune to cry 'Wo men fust,' " one ot the passengers told Captain liclhimer, of the rescue boat Kuieka. Of the IM1 persons on board only 41H are known to buM- been saved, making IM probable death list 'Jti'J. ANDERSON DENIES CHARGE Empress Blamed for Vessels' Separa tion After the Collision. .Montreal With her hows crumple d In ale! twisted lunl gup showing on the port side only fool or so MOVt Hie Walellllle. Ill lllllte eWclelice of till! tragedy ill which she figuiid the Noi u COlllW, Siorstad, docked hero and a lew noun's later u warrant of aii'si, takM Ml ly ,l"' CtMsllOl I'a cific- railway, wan naibd to In r main must. According to ibe captain and offi cers, contrary lo wuui nau ueeu sain , by the cailain of the Kmpress, the ( Storstad did not back away after the collision. On thd coniiar), IM HMOI ed ahead in an itfon b) KMf her how, In tbe hole she had dug into the side of tbe Kmpress. The i;mpie:s. MsVavafi according lo the Storstad's officers, headed uway and Mai '!" Storstad's bow over at uu acute angle to port. After thut the Kmpic-ss was hnldc-n frcin view uf the other ship, and despite the fact that tic Stor; tol kepi her whistle going, she could not loc the Kmpress until the cries ot tbe victims in the wan r win heard. EDISON IS CHALLENGED. Hssd of Tobacco Firm Asserts Thst Cigarettes Ars Pur. New Tork Thomas A. Edison tins been challenged to prove his conten tion that the cigarette ts harmful and that Its users are feeble inltiil.il Fur thermoie. I'erclvnl S. Mill, president of a big tobacco company, in nn open letter to the Inventor, expresses the belief that Investigation and reconsid eration would cause him to admit his error Mr. llll! recall the time when It was quite the fashion for cigarettes to be nttneked by "well Intcntluned Ig iiornut people, by notoriety seekers a ml by thrifty legistors." The result wan that medical men and other scien Hits undertook thorough examination of the cigarette. "Evory one of these Investigations," writes Mr. Hill, "resulted In exactly the same set of findings-vis. thnt the le ii, it.- U absolutely pure; that It contains less nicotine than any other form ot tobacco products, that tbo eoml'iiHlloii of the paper In harmless In Its effort on the human physiology; thnt Its temperate use la In no way Injurious to normal users." PEOPLE'S RAILROAD IS A MONEY MAKER Titcoinn. Wash There Is one rnll I'o.nl In the United Millies that bus paid from the day It began to turn' wheels Not u single dollar In Itouds MM Issued to start It All the stock I wan Kiicl for and every cent eipemled on honor. There Is not and never bus i . eu one dollar of Indebtedness against Ihe proierty Kvcry bill Is paid ou I'leseiiiatliiii. ami all current accounts and wages are met lit Ibe llrst of eai'll lueeiiib. In ulni.'st lour years of op ,1 ill. in ihe Look- hIiow annual dlvl deiuls of -I per cent and a comfortable reserve fund. In Unit lime the road has nothing III the nee Idelll claslllcutloll oil It rec ords, not a bi'eekeii car. it matigleel pig neer iiijuriMl ixiHNiiiger. Not a sin gle lawsuit Mi ever Is-en IIIihI against the reead. it has never had to answer a legal i ouii'l ilut And this paragon of liiiiispori.il ion MjmlMM is iiutely an lu I Hid empire dev eloplni'iit It Is (he U'atel'vllle rallvvav, ruuiilug from Wa lervllle to lioiiglas Jinn lion The ills t nee traversed and the tralllc carrlisl demand live and one tenth miles of' main line and two miles of sidetrack Cor the three viinx ended IKS'. 111. Itilit. passenger earnings "f the Water i villi- road vv.re $1 4tL'. ; freight re celved. fl l.''"0 7t. freight forvvurcled. Jl'.'.l I" Ml Ullsec-llallecells, lllllll. etc., 11 03000: total. miJJlaVSI CHARLES S. MELLEN 0) Mka by American 1'iaa Aocltloav Charles Mellen, E President of the New Haven road, who lays blame for wrecking ths railroad on the lata J. P. Morgan. Through the successful and vigor OUS work cd Claude C. Cute, eounl) agriculturalist, blight ravages to apple ami pear trees In the eiiai.de Konde valley have been greatly arrestod if not wholly overcome- Some orchards were so badly Infected with the dls ease that they hud to be destroyed eu tirely and other orchards have under gone a scientific process of pinning undi.i his. direction. ..., ALEXANDER PITCHES WINNING GAME For the Ontario Kail Team on Decoration Day at Home (rounds WEISER TEAM ALSO DEFEATED The Ontario balll team regained their laurels when thsy played with the Payette team ou Saturday last and the Welser team on Sunday Ou Decoration day Alaxaudar waa In the box lor Ontario ami allowed the visitors one scratch hit Tbe home team g. ring ten runs There were others In tbe Ontario team ready and willing, but they were no needed On Sui a In y there was a d liferent Hue up. Shine Harmon being In the box for Ontario and thsy won with score of 4 to U. Ueattie waa on third for Ontario In both unuu unci did some i 1 an, fast stork Fayette shut out Vale iu their game last HuiicIhv On next Sunday the gimee will In Welser ami Vein at Welser ami Outer- 1 ailll In. -tie Ml Cuvette SUBJECTS OE THE SERMONS TO BE DELIVERED SUNDAY Methodist pliOOpal Church, Sun day, .lone 7, l'.'ll. Sibect for tbe inoriiing service at II o'clock, "Ibe Divinity nud tilHco or Clillsl " Sub jei t l..r MM .veiling service al M o'clock, " I'll. i I'erll er Dl'llllken Ma" The people' ot Ontario are cordially Invite I. Tlmuu s Jo bus, I'astor irel.ytirlau. J. M.. Wei star, l'antor IhlMO of uioriiing sermon, .lone 7 "The model I'luyer Meellug." Kveu lug, "The (iceslest I'reseiit day Kvil " Mollis of service II and H, llll.le school III. I he iligeon hive IIiihIIv decided that radium is a failure as u cum fur cauciT. but lots of people still be lieve Mint carrying u buckeye In the right band trouser pocket will cure I h. on, al i -uu MEMORIAL DAY FITTINGLY OBSERVED By Services at the (J raves in Morning and Opera Mouse Afternoon. (RAVES OE HEROES MARKED ibe services nn M.inuiul Day wen- well Utti lull 'I III the moiuiug a del.galii n i-i,l to the ocmtinry au4 deoorotod tbe graves Then was an uhu In l.i ncc c f flii.eisund all wen reini inh red. Many Imve hud llieir ceiiiet-iv plots Improved and with the addition of thii cut Mowers lint giounds had a line appearuuee lu tb' ttltciuuon the oieru bOUSS wa crowded for the eve rcl.es. Tbeie IN a initlculile declelise III the nu ill In i of old soldier who take part lu these ceremonies tor those- who fought the battle for lis, aud while It I titling that lie elea.l hould be ii ii mill ii-. I it I more 0 that tbe ones who are with II should ho lliucle to fuel that their kaurifintis are not forgotten aud life's pathway made pli-es ml for them.