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Ontario is in the Centre of the Great Snake River Valley Com Belt 8fte The Produce from 15,000,000 acre it marketed from On tario each year Representative Newspaper of Ontario, Malheur County and Snake River Valley. VOLUME XVIIV ONTARIO. OREGON. THURSDAY. JANUARY 21. 1915 NO. 3 & MONEY RAISED TO BUILD NEW LINE OF WESTERN PACIFIC Boise Man Who Has Re cently Returned From the East Says Winnemucca Line Will be Built. CONNECT WITH NORTH IDAHO Proposed Line Will- Cross Snake River at Weiser and Come Through On tario and MalheurCounty. The money for building the Doise Winncmucca branch of the Western Fucific is ready and it only remains for the director of the ny.stf in to decide what action they will take in the matter. The business men of Boise have offered a handsome bonus for the construction of the road and the Idaho state legislature has intro duced a re : iiliiiimi to appoint a com mittee to make an investigation of the rout. Everything is favorable to the undertaking and it means a great '' Staving of time and money if a north ami south roud should be constructed. The Hill lines own the Pacific and Idaho Northern road that extends from Weiser to Meadows, from there north is a water grade down the Sal mon river to Grangeville, from which place there are railroad connections to all point In northern Idaho. From "Weiser the proposed road will cross the river and extend south through Winnemucca opening up to settle ment a large tract of undeveloped country. A branch line will connect the road with lloise. So far this seems to be the idea of construction. Such a road will mean much to Ida ho, southeastern Oregon and also Ne vada. Direct connection with north ern Idaho, Washington and Montana will open up a new business district and give this inland empire a chance to ship directly U points on the Northern Pacific and Great Northern railways. Much of the products of this region will find a market there and vice versa. The problem of mar Vets is a problem of distribution and these facilities will be provided by the proposed road. Also the traveling facilities will be more expedient than heretofore. Take for instance the members of the legis lature of northern Idaho. To reach Hi. is. they must travel through Wash ington and Oregon taking up more than twice the necessary time and money. To the traveling public the "Yellowstone National Park with all the surrounding country will be brought within easy reach and the northern part of the district will find a new route to Utah, Colorado and California through this great inland empire. B.,F. Bush president of the Western Pacific has promised to send the report of the directors a decision to the busi ness men of Boise as soon as he re ceives it and when that arrives the people of this district will know just what is going to be done. APPRECIATES STAND Of THE ARGUS E. J. Patch of Dead Ox Flat is Enthusiastic Over the Prospects. Appreciation of the attitude of the Argus in making a plea for harmony in the interest of the Warm Springs project, comes in a letter from E. J Patch, of Dead Ox Flat. The letter follows: Weiser, Jan. 18, 111 5. Editor Ontario Argus. Dear Sir: I wish to commend you on your editorial page in the issue of the 14th inst. I have been pleased to note that the men of Ontario, both individually and IZ3 LOCAL POWER CO. DAS BEEN SOLD Institution Passes Under the Control of a New Company. At n price of two million five thous and dollars the property of the Idaho Oregon Light and Power Company was sold Monday to the Electric In vestment Company, a Delaware con cern organised for the purpose of pur chasing the plant. It is controlled by the group known as the minority bond holders, later as the Priest committee, now the holders of the majority of the bonds of the Idaho-Oregon Company. An interesting story of big business methods is involved in this deal. The old company defaulted on the interest in order that foreclosure proceedings might I..- instituted and the property revert to a New York syndicate so as to freeze out the bond holders. In this way all the power lines of the state were to be secured and a trust formed so that prices could be raised so as to bring in big dividends. But the bondholders to protect themselves formed the company that purchased the property. The property was sold at public autcion from the steps of the court rouse. Only two bidders wore present among fifty onlookers. The new company intends to com plete the Ox Bow plant to its full capacity of 30,000 horse power at soon as practicable and enlarge thr field of operations as the demands warrant. Low rates and good ser vice is to be the aim and desire of the company- w- PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS PASS EXAMINATIONS The following people were success ful in passinK the recent Teachers' Kxaminations: Elare Glover, Jordan Valley; Robt. I. Carlton, Rockville; Grace Daley, Watson; Sadyee Prewitt, Vale; Betsy Taylor, Ontario; Merry -ellen Hon, Nyssa; Opal Crouch, Bonita; Virginia Forbes, Brogan; Glenn M. Darnell, Parma; Mrs. Alice Robinson, Vale; Nona Austin, Ontario; Amy odrll, Ontario; Hasel Mulkey, Vale; Kdna Von Readen, Ontario; Margaret Cupp, Weiser; Matye Seito, Westfall; L. L. Jillson, Weiser; Rhoda Sasser, Vale; Nellie B. Weir, Weiser; Katie Cahill, Payette; F. G. Clemo, Ontario; Earl B. Nedry, Ontario; Lucy Barnette Fox, Ontario; Francis Wylmoth Cur rey, Ontario; Mabel Orcutt, Westfall; and Elmer Hartley, Crowley. FAY CLARK, Co. School Supt. through organisation, are working for the success of the Warm Springs irri gation project, and I only take issue with your statement that Ontario will not be directly benefitted through com pletion of said project I wish to say that in my estimation every town and every individual producer, in what ever part of Snake river valley they may be located, is directly interested in any legitimate project, enterprise, vocation or business that will add to our resident population. Why can we not develop the community spirit, the spirit of co-operation that is being shown by the citizens of Ontario, and extend it to include every working or ganisation in Snake river watershed, with the slogan Navigable River to the Ocean, with every lock a power plant. Let us boost for Snake river valley from the summit of the Rocky Moun tains to the Pacific ocean. (I know some of our old maps have Snake river emptying into the Columbia) and I firmly believe by a united and per sistent effort we can solve the trans portation problem, the power problem, the problem of irrigation of vast tracts of land out of reach of gravity systems, and add millions to our population in the next ten years. Yours for Snake River Valley. E. J. PATCH. ONTARIO MAY CE1 URBAN AUTO SERVICE SOON California Man Proposes a Service of "Jitney Cars" to Connect Ontario With New Plymouth. A regular interurbnn auto service between Ontario and Emmett, includ ing way points, will be established in the near future, according to advice received from Boise today, where a deal is under way for the purchase of the automobiles. A California man is said to be the promoter of the scheme, and has been here and thoroughly looked over the ground with this ob ject in view. Tho service will include the towns of Fruitland, New Ply mouth, alks Store, ending at Emmett at one end of the line, and at Ontario at the other end. It is said two seven passenger tour ing cars will be used. The distance between Ontario and Emmett is about thirty miles, and a complete round trip will be made each day by each ma chine, one machine leaving Ontario and one leaving Emmett each morning. Is is proposed to establish a rate of 18.00 for the round trip to Emmett; 1.60 for the round trip from here to New Plymouth, and probably a dollar for the round trip to Fruitland. In addition to the passenger service, it is said arrangements will be made for hauling of light freight such as farm produce, so that farmers living in the territory served, may send their produce to town without having to make the trip themselves. It is said the service will be established in the very near future. Bee Inspector Appointed. In the matter of appointing the bee inspector the County Court has made no mistake in the choice of Howard Mallett. Howard is a wide awake bee-man and has studied the business from all sides. He intends to raise the standard of bee-keeping in this county and will work at the job faithfully. GRANGE Corn Industry is Topic MALHEUR COUNTY Other Matters of Importance to the As sociation Are Taken Up. A car of corn shipped into the county means several hundred dollars shipped out. This point was em phasised in the report of the Corn committee at the meeting of the Mal heur County Pomona grange held Sat urday at the Boulevard Grange hall, when all of the members were urged to prepare for the Corn Growm con test which will be held again the com ing year. Nor is this simply a plea to patronise home industries, it being brought out that the sheepmen who have tried the home produced corn declare it better than that shipped in from the old corn districts. Particu larly is this the case for the sheep men who wish to Iw e corn for feed on the desert, they pr terring to have the corn ground or crushed with the cob, a process which the freight rates from the corn belt makes Impracticable. Moreover, in this dry climate there is no danger of getting musty corn, a fault found with so many cars of corn received from the sections in the rain belt. There is, then, only one thin; against the home grown product, there is not enough of it, and that can easily be remedied. Corn, Corn, Corn, that will be the ONTARIO SCHOOLS ADD 15 NEW PUPILS THIS WEEK Total Enrollment is Now 618 Which is Nearly 100 More Than Was Ever Known Here Before. Eighteen new pupils were enrolled in liu schools Monday; this brings the total enrollment up to 618, pretty nearly a hundred more than has ever been upon the registers before, and suggests a daily average attendance the coming semester of right around ill). And (Ley are a pleasant, good working, rosy cheeked bunch; one that it gives one an inspiration of the right kind to look at. It would drive dull care away from a good many j mothers were they to come over once In a while id inspect them; yes, and it would ncit make the fathers feel any worse for the time necessary in taking the trip. We are not figuring on preaching a sermon, but if you read one in this, we trust you will take just a little heed of it Last month there were 152 cases of tardiness. And the fathers and mothers wore to blame for it. The children were not punished; it would not have been right. But you parents re setting a mighty bad example which is dangerous to the future use fulness of the child. Basketball still holds its place as an exciting drawing card. Perhaps the best game of the season, at least the most exciting one was that pulled off between the Oregon Club and High school last Thursday evening, January 14, before a good sired crowd of ex felted adherents for both sides. The O. H. S. team wan defeated by a score of 20-24. In the first half of the gume the Oregon Club boys team work became somewhat broken up, while the High School hoys, al though on the short end of the score, in tho final count, played a consistent game from start to finish. Following is the line-up: High School Team Oregon Club Team Lee Mattux Center McPherson Earl Weaver Guard Clemo Ernest Gramse Guard Clint Trow Hunted Forwani Chet Lackey Alfred Holland Forward Strane Art Holland Sub Koupal We are now members of the Idaho league, with the first game the com ing Friday night. HOLDS MEETING for Main Discussion slogan of the grange until this sec tion has been thoroughly tried out for that, the greatest of crops. One hundred and twenty-one bushels of corn to the acre is the record now. What will it be when this section has a thoroughly acclimated and developed seed and the management has been carefully worked out by the practical farmers of the section? "Beating the Telephone Trust," was the topic of A. P. Davis, of Union county, who explained in some detail how the farmers and merchants of his county had solved the telephone prob lem by uniting and building a tele phone line of their own. The line is a success in every way, and while the Public Utilities commission compels them to charge twelve dollars a year they pay themselves back six, and still have a sufficient amount left to pro vide for any depreciation in the plant. The gopher committee reported that an effort is being made to have a bill passed at the present session of the legislature making it possible to or ganise districts for the control of the ipest. In the discussion of "The I.ocal Effects of the New Banking Law," Mr. POMONA WELL KNOWN MAN CROSSES GREAT DIVIDE Wm. Vogel Passes Away at Hospital After Two Weeks' Illness. Wm. Vogel died at the hospitnl Sun-i tiny evening Jan. 17, after a two weeks attack of pneumonia. He was born in Germany in IBM anil his par- ents came to this country when he was three years old. Last fall he and his jwife moved to Ontario. He was con verted and joined the N'arerene church nit the beginning of the revival in that i liurch in the early purl of tho winter, lie was a carpenter by trade and .up. nut. nded the building of the tab ernacle. He leaves a wife and many J friends who mourn the loss of an earn- iCst, sincere Christian to this commun ity. The funeral services were held nt the tabernacle Wednesday after noon at 1:.I0. Rev. O. M. l.nm ..i the Naxerene church at Fruitland pnached the sermon. CIRCUIT COURT ENDS BUSY SESSION Many Cases Disposed of at Session of Court Sen tences Imposed Today. The circuit court completed its work, Wednesday after a busy week. The following is a resume of the work. C. II. Spencer was found guilty of the charge of living in a house of ill fame. The penalty for this ofTence is from two to fifteen years in the state Mmli . 'ir . C. H. Granholm was found not guilty of the same charge. Edith Smith. Myrtle Smith, ami Edith Johnson were tried for the charge of keeping a bawdy house. Edith Smith was found guilty. Tho others were ac quitted. Edith Smith and Sam Wert, also Edith Johnson Htid Myrtle Smith were tried for selling liquor without a license. Cases were dismissed. The case of Charles Ilamblet and Stella Wilson whs continued on motion of the district attorney. Walter Meldrum was found guilty of larcey in the Owl Cigar Store, Ontario, The penalty is a term in the state pri son. Frank Lucy was found guilty of petty larceny in the Golden Kule Store at Ontario and will serve a jail sentence. A special venire was necessitated to try the case of the state versus Wheel er. Wheeler was charged with stealing two geldinKs from the livery stable at Vsle. Oscar Virgil Brown, commonly known as Happy-Jack was tried on the same charge last fall and was acquit ted. Wheeler broke jail at that time but was recaptured. The jury also re turned a verdict of not guilty in the case of Wheeler. The special venire from Ontario con sisted of A. Jaquish, H. II. Waggoner, John Dies, Charles Carter, J. H. Far ley, H. C. Whitworlh, Amos Johnson. W F. Doan, D. P. Dearborn, hunk Rsder, Chas. Emison, E. A. Eraser, T. H. Moore, W J. I'inney. J. P. Kidd, Hsrry Farmer, Frank Welch, W. W. Letson, Wm. Mink, and John Martin. The grand jury for the April term was selected Wednesday. The court will pass sentence on all the convicted parties today. A. I.. Cockrum explained how the new banking law safeguards the entire country, forming reserves that will serve as reservoirs, absolutely pre venting the recurrence of stringencies and panics at times when great amounts of money are required to move the crops, and yet the new law offers no opportunity for inflation. This, ac cording to Mr. Cockrum, is the best piece of legislation for the country passed in many years. From an agricultural point of view Mr. A. G. Kingman's address on "The I i -.-on.-. From the Corn Growing Contest," proved one of the finest messages delivered to this section in a long time. Mr. Kingman skillfully 1 analysed the results, both from an 1 economic and from an agricultural I standpoint, and prophetically looked into the future and showed what u few years of successful corn growing would mean to this section, making for prosperity and stability. COYOTE IS MORE DANGEROUS THAN INDIAN OE OLD Dr. J. S. Saurman of State Board of Health Makes Startling Disclosures on His Visit to Ontario. RABIES MENACE TO LIFE Arrangements Are Made for Ad ministering Pasteur Treatment b y Physicians of Ontario. Declaring that the coyote is a great er menace to life and property of the present generation, thun the Indians were in pioneer days, Dr. J. S. Saur man of the State Hoard of Heulth. with offices at Portland, voiced a strong apiieul to local people, asking that strict measures be adopted to protect human life from the danger of rabies, which ho declares to be prev alent throughout all the Northwest states. Dr. Saurman was in Ontario last Friday, being on his way home after a trip to burns, Vale and other interior points. Dr. Saurman found much evidence of rabies in Harney county, and pre dicts that the menace will spread rap idly unless stringent measures are adopted by the authorities in an ef fort to che-k it. In speaking of rabies, the treatment and cure, Dr. Saurman said: "There is absolutely no treatment for rabies, except the pasleur treat ment. Prevalent superstitions and st called home treatments are of abso lutely no account. For instance, many people believe in a "mud stone" and think it will effect u cure. Not all persons who ure bitten by a mad dog develop rabies, and it is on account of this that these so-culled treatments have gained recognition. But there is no real treatment for rabies, except the paateur treatment. This treutment entails a series of hypodermic injec tions lasting for twenty-one days. The treatment causes no ill effects, anil a man may continue his daily work while under treatment, without hind rance. It takes about five minute to give a treatment. "However, it is necessary that this treutment, in order to bo effective, must be commenced within two or three days after the person is bitten, and before there is any sign of rubies. Once a person gets rabies, there is positively no cure. This treatment may be securel at the Portland office of the State Board of Heulth free of charge, and arrangements are beiug made whereby it can be secured locally. City Health Officer Whitney will receive the serum, and any prac ticing physician can udminibter it. The ordinary charge for the complete series of treatments is $150.00. "There are two kinds of rabies, tho furious rabies, and the dumb rabies. In the former, any animal affected lie comes furious and fights and bites everything that comes in its wa . With the dumb rabies, the aiiimul acts as if it was sick, and like it had a bone caught in its throat. Many people have been infected by attempting to run their hand down the animal's throat in an effort to find a bone. "In the present emergency, I would advise that every dog in the country be muzzled. The dog is the real men ace to human life, and the coyotes are the menace to dogs and other animals. Enough cure cannot be exercised in protecting life und property from this menace."