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' I -- One of the few natural railroad centers of the west. Natural because it by water grade from north, east, south and west. The Produce from 15,000,000 acre is marketed from On tario each year Representative Newspaper of Ontario, Malheur County and Snake River Valley. Inter com -il TLOOK riling, nd ly n asleep mcs iin' I N. H. ttcrstntc f Boise, that f. Mr. itic over in part, Is great return- his little t taking ;s In tlif be sure pie now, what it and you ly or a m from Puciflc's reaume " That i yester nla, the day put ml that t 'many section nfidcnce g 1915.' prcssion lemory) of that rail rou' I edfield's rchnnts itry bid get ac weeping nt pros ; it, ami on your iS today are low ve km k. thi ngs get Those n words, bit now t of the 1 1- part ess will for De tion the years.' :ile him for fear he looks f a day :ake her longer a ippen to take to t, where lere, are ect that ontained old slo ?d there impaign hat are wns, are asp the bustling sent op le to do rn pros us ; the uiey, we ling suc aying One of ;e realty j nth ago,! we will- SAYS GOOD 5 ARE ON THE WAY SINGLE-TREE FACTORY OPENED IN ONTARIO D. M. Tagjrart Of Ontario Hardware Patents New Appliance D. M. Taggart, the hardware merch ant, has invented a single tree that hiiH about ten times the strength of the ordinary single tree, and also has the further recommendation of equalising the pull on the tugs. Mr. Taggart has i.pplied for a pat ent, and has received orders for a large number as soon as they ran be manufactured. Orders have been received from every town on the main line between Weiscr and Boise, from several towns on the P. & I. N. and from various places in the interior. Mr. Taggart is making arrange ments to have all single trees manu factured locally, and states that the first output will be on the market in February. After this year a plant may be In stalled to manufacture them on a larger baais with specially construct ed machinery. The single tree, can be seen at ay time at the Ontario Hardware. It looks like the ordinary single tree ex cept that a one-half inch steel rod ex tends from one end to the other, en gaging the center clip. There is a loop in the eciui-r of the rod to which the load is uttuched. The single tree has the appi arance of a pair of stretchers for a lead team. It is absolutely un breukable and will never wear out, until the wood decays, which is prac tically a life time. It can be manu factured just as cheap as the ordinury single tree and will sell at the same price. Ontario may well be proud of the success of Mr. Taggart's invention IN SEM TODAY Strong Delegations From Malheur And Crook Counties (Special to the Argus) Portland, Jan. 7th,- Irrigation Con gress met this morning with heavy at tendance from both Crook county and Malheur county. Crook county dele gation here with brass band. Indicat ions point to a lively battle between re presentatives of the Government Re clamation Service, and the Crook coun ty delegation, in that tne Government officials want vindication from charges of extravagance by their methods. J.Duncan and T.M. Lowe of Owyhee, Seymour Ross.Nyssa.C.M. Crandall of Vale.G.L.King and C.T.Prall, Ontario, left last night for the Irrigation Cong ress being held in Portland this week. be paralyzed to even think of our pros perity, and will remark 'If we had only known it.' Where is our faith ? The faith of our fathers they accomplish ed great things in spite of greater dif ficulties than have confronted us. "Did you notice what Wm. G. Mc Adoo the secretary of the U. S. Treas ury had to say in San Francisco to day? 'I'd like to get a batallion of you western men and use it as a flying squadron, and turn you loose on the pessimists for about a week to teach them the lesson of your courage and good cheer. That is what you are go ing to do to the nation by your expos ition.' He predicts early prosperity for the nation. Ontario has plenty of that western spirit it simply wants to be given free rein. Start some thing. DO IT NOW." ONTARIO. OREGON, THURSDAY. JANUARY 7. 1915 MAD COYOTE IS KILLED INSIDE CITY LIMITS Early Sunday Morning Vis itor Is Not Welcome. Soon Dispached After Short Chase About nine o'clock Sunday morning O. G. leuhrs while lining his chores, noticed the coyote about 150 yards from him. It did not act like an or dinary coyote as it was not at all cautious. Concluding that it was a mad coyote, Mr. luhrs went in the house to get his gun, but when he came out the coyote was going down the road In front of Tom Arnold's place. Mr. Leuhrs then called up the people along the road. Win Sen weard shot at it with a revolver which dil not seem to frighten it and it kept on up the road, meandering aimlessly from side to side. About 10 o'clock It turned up at the back door of Mr. Mathew's house on Klxie Brown's place. Mr. Mathews first noticed it about ten feet from the door and went and got his gun. The coyote started off-and the dog threatened it and it stopped about thirty yards from the house where Mr. Mathews killed it. Its actions and conduct correspond exactly to that of mad coyotes, but to In- sure Dr. Moore went out and se cured the brain and sent it to the state chomiat. A mad coyote was killed Sunday morning on A. E. Brown's place, one mile southwest of town, by Mr. Math ews. Dr. Moore, veterinarian, sent the brain to the state chemist Monday for examination for rabies. THIRTEEN TRUE BILLS REPORT GRAND JURY One Not True Bill Was Re turned. Busy Session Is Ended The Grand Jury returned thirteen true bills anb one not true bill in their report to the court rendered yesterday afternoon. The following were indicted: Mary Doe, Florence O'Connor, Charles and Earl Nutt, Myrtle Smith, Eva John son, Frank Lucy, Walter Meldrum, William McKenxie, W. F. Granbolm, and C. H. Spiner. W. G. McCoy who was accused of as sault with a deadly weapon was dis charged. NEW CITY COUNCIL HOLDS MEETING The new City Council held its first meeting Tuesday night at the City Hall, and outlined their work for the year 1915. The only change in the council is that H. L. Peterson takes the place of A. Zimmerman. The com mittees remain the same as before ex cepting that Peterson occupies the place of Zimmerman. H. H. Williams was appointed fire chief in place of H. ('. Farmer and no one was appointed as street commis sioner. Otherwise the city officials remain the same as heretofore. H. H. Woodnan, a prominent busi ness man of St. Louis, and recently in terested in the lumber business in the Ozark mountain region of southeastern Mi- ..iri, is in Ontario this week with a view to locating here in the invest ment business. Mr. Woodman is look ing for a community which offers good school and social condition.- advantage ous to the raising of his family and is well pkased with Ontario. I COMPLETS MOST PROSPEROUS YEAR Much Money is Handled During the Past Year. Financial Condition is Good. That the flnnncial condition of the city of Ontario is in first class con dition, and that the affairs of the city for the pnBt year have been conducted along modem business lines, wns brought out in the report of the City Recorder Monday night nt the last regular meeting of the 1!14 city council. The year has been a par ticularly active one for the entire city administration, and the receipts and disbursements of the City Recorder's office have reached higher figures than in previous years. The total rcccipU of the office, coming from all sources, were $64, 6!8.89. The total expenditures, ac cording to the report, were $50,053.08. This report, however, does not take into consideration the balances at the end of 11113, nor does it include most of the expenses of the city for Decem ber, 1914, but, while the figures may be technically correct aa to the exact balance in the treasury, they do indi cate that the city is upon an excellent financial baais. Included in the total receipts are the following: General fund receipts, $8,224.32; fines, $449.50; miscellan eous licenses, $1,023.76; and HfMV licenses, $8,000.00. In the expendi tures are included the cost of main taining the different departmenta of the city, among which are: ('! rk's office, $1,226.20; Treasurer's office, $156.25; Attorney's office, $:iihmi, Police department, $2,457.13; lire ! pnrtinent. -"Ill ... .mil Health depart- mh nt. $97.10. The bonded indebtedness of the city, including the fair and hospital bonds, is $75,000.00. The total assessed val uation of the rity for the coming yeur is estimated at $950,000.00, which is about $150,000.00 less than a year ago, notwithstanding that considerable mw territory has been taken into the i-ity. The reason for this, it is said, is be cause the assessed valuation of the city has always heretofore been too high, and this year an assessment on a fairer basis has been secured. MEETING Of CEMETERY ASSOCIATION CALLED The Cemetery Association of On tario will hold its annual meeting Monday, January 11th, in the City Hall. At this meeting some action will be taken towards turning over to the City Council the management of the cemetery. There are some phases of the work that the City Council can handle more expeditiously and for that reason the change intended is ilesirable. The Ladies of the Cemetery Asso ciation have made splendid progress in the management of the cemetery and are entitled to great credit in this work. MONEY RAISED TOR PACIFIC COLLEGE Neberg. Iu a fine rally that be gun In the afternoon and was rencweit in the evening the friends of Pacific College on Thursday compli -ted their campaign for tlie 1100 .000 endowment, and the guts seep coming in. " " lul Is now over $115,000, and the cam for funds will be pushed still further, as a still larger sum is great ly needed. PENDER HAS RELATIVE LIVING IN ONTARIO PLANT INSTALLED Ontario Auto Company Puts In Valuable Addition To Machine Shop The Ontario Auto Co. has ndded a welding plant to their already splen did equipment, and are ready to weld anything from a sewing needle to an I-beam. It is very uncommon that a welding plant is established in a city of this site and the closest ones to Ontario are at Hoist and liaker. This welder is railed an oxyacety- .line welder, using the two above nam ed gases to provide the heat of fusion. This heat is enormous and enables the shop to make a weld of cast iron, steel, aluminum or brass of any site or shape It will be of the utmost im- 1 portanre to the people of this com 1 munity who have any breakage in ma- chinery. No matter how small, how large or how cnmplicateil tne broken parts are, this welder can fix it, and where heretofore new parts had to be secured and waited for, now all yy be epaired in Ontario. The ma 'chine was built by the Ontario Auto I Co., and so has the distinction of be ing a local product. Not only that but the oxygen is extracted from man ganese dioxide at the shop, and tin fluxes are bought at stores in On tario. In this way they are secured at lower prices anil enables the shop to do its work cheaper and just as good as if it imported the oxygen at high prices ami bought high priced fluxes from companies who dial in that line of goods. II,. or t,,,.. Auto Company is to be congratulate,! on its e,,,iip,ent. It can do all kinds of shop work and ear ries a complete line of automobile goods. SCHOOL IS OPENED Holy Rosary Hospital Opens Valuable Addition To Institution Last Monduy evening -steps were taken to organise a nurses training school at the Holy Rosary Hospital. Mother Catherine, the Mother Su perior, for the past six mouths has been visiting hospitals in Portland, Spokane and California, for the pur pose of getting the latest ideas and to thoroughly inform herself in this line of work. The result is that she, with the co operation of the visiting physicians, have decided to establish the training school. At the meeting Monday evening all the visiting physicians were requested to be peresent and the following were on hand: Drs. Whitney, Pogue, Prinz ing, and Weese of Onturio; Dr. Avery of Payette; Ir. Drysdale of New Ply mouth, and Dr. Wright of Kruitland. At this meeting temporary officers were elected and a committee was ap pointed to draft a course of study. The meeting adjourned until such a time as the committee will be ready to report. The course of study will consist of lectures, laboratory work and practical training, at the bedside and in tin- op erating room. The classes will be con ducted by the above named physicians and Bister Barber, who has had an extensive experience as nurse. NO. 1 Mrs. L Pi Marden Is Sister Of Mrs. Pender. Believe Him Innocent SIERCKS MAKES CONFESSION Mrs. Marden Says Pender Was Always A Good Hus band And Citizen Mr. .'mil Mrs. L. P. Marden, the lat ter a sister of Mrs. Pender, whose husband is at present serving a lifo sentence in the Oregon penitentiary for the murder of Mrs. Wehrman, ex prtaaed their positive belief in the innocence of Pender and the assurance, that it would be proved that circum stantial evidence and mob spiiil caus ed his conviction. Mr. and Mrs. Marden are employed at the Carter House and are a pleas ant young couple. In an interview granted to the Ar- u, porter Mrs. Marden said: "Wo don't know much about the case only what we have seen in the newspapers and from letters I have received from my sister, Mrs. Pender, but we know Mr. Pender is innocent for he is not the kind of a man that would do a deed like that. He has always been n kind husbund and we have never heard of any misunderstanding between him and my sister. We don't see how any jury could convict a inuu on the evi dence in the case without they were prejudiced." Mr. and Mrs Marden commented freely on the ease and in an unpreju- ,,.,.,, lliunm.,. ,.xpr,.hM., ih,.ir confi. ,,,,,. m ,.,.,,,.,.. ilmcMtm.,, Th(.y ,.x. pluined how Mr. Pender, being em ployed in the city, was practically a stranger to his neighbors and so had no friends among them, although among his fellow-workmen he was well liked, as evidenced by their ac tivities in trying to prove him inno cent. His fellow-workmen with the railway company maintained his in nocence and aided all they could in the attempt to establish it. Pcndei iNo, they stated, had served in the Spanish war and although he had not done anything extraordinary, his officers ami fellow-soldiers said that he was al ways ready to perform his duties in a fearless manner. The Spanish war veterans investigated the ease and de clared their belief in his innocence. In fact as Mr. and Mrs. Marden ex pri id it, any one who knew Mr. Pender personally could never believe him capable of committing such an awful crime. John (J. H. Siercks, an inmate of the insane asylum, has made a full con fession of the murder and it is thought that Pender will be freed. Attempts to shake Siercks' testimony are futile and the details of it correspond ex ectly to the facts in the case. When asked what was their opinion on his confession, Mr. and Mrs. Marden ex pressed their opinion that no sano man would have done the deed and that Siercks was angry at Pemler be cause Pemler had threatened to have Siercks' father arrested for shooting his dog. So from this they say that Siercks' confession must certainly be true and that he had tried to fa.-tc'" the crime OS) Pender. Much comment has been made in the press recently concerning the new phase of the case and the facts an til ing fully probed. Cov. West says that I'ender is entitled to his freedom if the confession is bona fide. Mrs. Sara Cain of this place was th winner of the first grand prize given by the Evening Capital News. The prize was a Maxwell Automobile.