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&r0ttft Representative Newspaper of Ontario, Malheur County and Snake River Valley. VOLUME XVIIV THE ONTARIO ARGUS, THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 1915. NO. 17 Ontorto mm JITNEY BUS NOW READY FOR BUSINESS New Car Arrives Sunday Night After Overland Trip From Dalles SCHEDULE IS ANNOUNCED Ontario Transportation Co. is Name Under Which it Will Operate The jitney bua has arrived and by the end of the week will be opersting between Ontario and Nsw Plymouth and Ontario and Nyssa on a regular rhedule. E. D. Mowery arrived with the car Sunday night, having made the trip overland from The Dalles, rmiiing by way of La Grande and Baker. The Ontario Transportation company will be the name under which the car will be operated. Mr. Mowery states that he made good time 'from The Dalles with the exception of a delay in the Blue mountains between Pendleton and l.a Grande. He ran into a heavy rain storm, and the roads became so slick that it was neeeasary fee him to stop and wait until thav dWed out a lit tle. From In Grande on, however, the roads were good and he made good time. The car has a seating capacity of fourteen people. It is a .'18 horse power Jeffery car, and is built for heavy work. The chassis is of the truck type and the body and top were (Continued on page 2.) PAYE1TE TRACK TEAM DEFEATED Friday the Payette track team came over to this city to battle for honors with the local boys, but met decisive defeat, taking only :13 points out of a possible 134. Payette was out classed throughout the event, the local boys were too much for the boys from across the river, the Idaho boys taking first place only in the high jump and the mile. Lowery of Payette nosed out ahead of Dearborn after a hard run. In the high jump Payette took first, second and third place. The feature of the event was the performance of Husted, who took first place in the 50-yard dash, first in pole vault, third in the javlin, first in the 100-yard dash and first in the broad jump. The boy hurdled himself through the air 19 feet and 9 inches and the jump was far out of the average. He also took first in the 220-yard dash, third in the discus, and was in the victorious relay team. H. Goodwin was the best man for Payette. Payette took their defeat without a whimper. They were good losers and j they did their best so that was all that could be expected from them. This was the last meet for the sea son and the local boys ended up with a good record, being defeated only by the Boise team. Results of the meet are as follows: 50-yard dash Husted, first, Good win (Payette), second Koenig, third. Time, 5 2-5. Mile Lowery (Payette), first; Dearborn, second; Davis (Payette), third. Time, 5.23. Pole Vault ..Husted, first; H. Good win (Payette), second; Koenig, third. Height, 9 feet. High Hurdles Gram6e, first; Wea ver, second; Northup (Payette), third. Time 19 V. Javlin Maddox, first; Goodwin (Payette), second; Husted, third. Distance, 120 feet 6 inches. Were In Auto Accident. Mr. and Mrs. Guy Fisher returned home Saturday from Union where they went a week ago to attend the funeral of Mr. Fisher's father. They went to Wallowa from Union in an auto and were in a wreck of the ma chine in the suburbs of Wallowa. L Couch, a brother-in-law of Mr. Fisher, was driving the machine and rnn off of a bridge, throwing the party into an icy stream of water. They were badly shaken up. but no serious in juries were sustained. GIRLS APPREHENDED BY MARSHALL KEREOOT Local Official is Not Fooled by Clever Ruse of Boise Pair Sixteen.year-old Mildred Pusinger and a woman said to be Hasel Clark, both of Boise, were apprehended through the efforts of City Marshal Dan Kerfoot last Friday after they had left Boise in the night headed for San Francisco. The pair arrived in Ontario on the early morning train and engaged a room in a local lodg ing house. They slept until about 10 o'clock Friday morning when they took their grips to the depot prepara tory to leaving town. In the mean time the aunt of the young girl at Boise started a hunt for her, and Chief of Police Robinson of that city sent out descriptions of the pair. Marshal Kerfoot was soon on their trail, and located their baggage ' the dep .. He placed a watch over it and started out to hunt for the girla. Evidently they scented trouble, and leaving their grips in the depot, walked to Payette to take the train. The clever dodge did not fool the lo cal officer, however, and he phoned to the town marshal of Payette who picked them up. Probation Officer O'Conner of Boise came to Payette for them Fri day night ami took the younger girl back to Boise. It is said Hazel Clark has secured a position in Payette as a waitress, and she was left there. CONKLIN DAIRY SOLD L. Comstock Becomes New Owner of Local Dairy Business. Sale of the K. B. Conklin dairy, which occurred the latter part of last week, came us a surprise to his many friends in Ontario and vicinity. I,. Comstock, recently of Montpelier, Idaho, is the new owner and will take possession the first of the month. Mr. Comstock has rented the ranch and has purchased the dairy herd and all equipment. Mr. Conklin ex pects to move to town for the pres. ent, and has not decided just what he will do. In speaking of the change, Mr. Conklin stated that he wished to be speak lor his successor the same pat ronage that had heretofore been en joyed by the dairy. He stated that Mr. Comstock would employ the same sanitary methods as in the past and would give his patrons the best of service. 100-yard Dash Husted, first; H. Goodwin (Payette), second; Koenig, third. Time 10.5 seconds. Broad Jump Husted, first; Michel (Payette), second; Northup (Pay ette), third. Distance, 19 feet 9 in ches. 220-yard Low Hurdle Husted, first; H. Goodwin (Payette), second; Weaver, third. Time, 28 4-5. 220-yard Dash Husted, first; Keo nig, second; Reiger (Payette), third. Time, 23 seconds. 440-yard Dash Koenig, first; Brown, second; F. Goodwin( Payette), third. Time, 57 seconds. High jump, Shamberger (Payette), first; Nor thup (Payette), second; Goodwin, third. Height, 5 feet. Discus Maddox, first; Koenig, sec ond; Husted, third. Distance, 102 feet 3 inches. Half.ntile Van Pat ten, first; Duncan, second; Lowery (Payette), third. Time, 2 minutes 18 seconds. Celebrate 60th Wedding Anniversary P I r .-V..J MR. AND MRS. G. W. BL ANTON Pioneer Family of Ontario Decendants-Married in Kentucky in 1855-HaU and Hearty The Honorable and Mrs. G. W. Blanton celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at their home in this city Sunday, April 25. A sumptuous wed ding feast was prepared by the chil dren and grandchildren of this es timable couple, who for the past 60 years have journeyed life's road to gether and shared in each other's joys and sorrows. They received many useful and beautiful presenU as a token of their wedding anniversary and the high esteem in which they are held by their relatives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. Blanton were married in Hasel Green, Morgan county, Ken tucky, April 26, 1855. Twelve chil dren were born to this union, eight of whom are living. Their daughter, Mrs. Ida Hulery, died near Ontario about four years ago. The other three deceased children died in in fancy. The eldest son, Frank Blanton, and one son, John, living near Ontario, were the only children who were not able to be present at this reunion. ' The children present were: Mrs. S. E. Leavitt, James M. Blanton, Mrs. Emma Smith, George Blanton, Jr., Mrs. Dora Herron, and Mrs. Belle Redsull. The grand children were: Manuel Smith, Mrs. Florence Bres well, E. W. Leavitt, E. A. I-eavitt, W. B. Leavitt, Francis Leavitt, Bes sie Blanton, Paulina Blanton, William Blanton, Mabel Blanton, Carl Blun ton, Bert Herron, Ruby Redsull, George Blanton, Ellery Herron, Bert RAMBUS OE A VISITOR THROUGH THE MODERN GARDEN OF EDEN Being One of a Series of Articles Telling of a Visit to Each of The Many "Farm And Places of Interest in This Section. (Article No. 2.) On the main road from Ontario to Fruitland, one turns south into Fruit land avenue shortly after trossi'ig the Snake river bridge. In the r- ruit land .sci t ion there are mu'iy such "avenues." They are country roads whi'.'h have been named hut cer tainly they have lost man) of the "earmarks" of the typical "country road." On nearly every one of them you will find a home every few rods, and to ride through the section re minds one of a ride through the rural sections of a great city. For the homes are many and the farms are small in acreage. And certainly the "avenues" are deserving of the name. As much care is taken to keep them looking beautiful, as you will find on the average city street, and it can be truthfully said to their credit that there are many city street that full far short of these "country roads'' in CELEBRA TE Have Fifty-eight Living Herron, Joe Blanton, Effic Blanton, Wesley Blanton, Lucile Blanton and Charles Leavitt, Manuel Smith. Great grand children: Nona Cammann, V .id Cammann, Earl Breswell, lis ter Breswell, Wesley Blanton, I.uclle Blanton and Bert Breswell. Other guests were: Mr. and Mrs. Dirk Ruth ford, Mr. and Mrs. Fd Mutiny and Mrs. Welsh. Mr. Blanton is 82 years of uge and Mrs. Blanton is 76. Both are nub am! hearty and will probably live to celebrate many more wedding anni versaries. That is certainly the wish of the friends of this worthy pair. Mr. Blanton was born in Tennessee in 1832 and his wife was born in Kentucky in 1838. The year aft r their marriage in 1856 they muvi-d from Kentucky to Illinois, where they lived for four years, emigrating to Kansas in 1860. When the war broke out in 1861 Mr. Blunton joined the Union army and served throughout the rebellion. In ism, after u resi dence of 21 years in Kunsus, with his wife and family, he crossed the plums overland to Oregon, ami was among the first settlers in Mulheur vulley under the Nevada ditch, und for the past 34 years huve been constant rc.-i dents of Ontario and vicinity. They are among the highly honored ami respected citizens. Mr. and Mrs. Blunton have iH liv ing descendants, eight children, 'IT grandchildren and 1! great grand children. I the matter of care and beauty. But on the trip from Ontuno to Fruitland, the first home you come to on Fruitland Avenue belongs- to D. Mugnusun, and is on the left Hand side of the avenue. Mr. Mugnuson owns twenty-four highly nroduiiivc acres, and bears the distinction of having reclaimed this land from it.; natural sage brush state. Moving to the place in the fall of 1C03, there was little there that could be termed beautiful. There wasn't a stick of vegetation of any kind on the land but sage brush. He erected hU dwell ing house and his barn and out build ings and started in with hi.-, stunly western spirit to hew out a home in the wilderness. No one can deny that success hub crowned his efforts. To look at Ins place today, one has to stretch bis imagination considerable to conceive a picture of sage brush instead of Another Death at Fruitland. Another Fruitland home was stricken Wednesday about noon, when Mrs. A. A. H rant hoover quietly de parted this life while taking a few hours' rest. She has been a sufferer from dropsy and Bright! disease lM the past two years, but lately had seemed better. While resting during the morning hours, the family hml dropped in nnd she seemed so peace fully quiet she was not disturbed un til noon, when she was called for lunrh. They found death !,ad pre ceded them. FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. M. ROYSTON Well Known Fruitland Man Laid to Rest--Larire Funeral An impressive and largely attended funeral service was held lust Thurs day afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the home on Pennsylvania avenue of the late John M. Royston, whose tragic death on Friday evening so shocked the entire community. The beautiful service, full of sympathy und under standing, was conducted by Rev. H. G. Barnes, of the Methodist church ot Payette. Deceased was born April 1, 1855, in Baltimore, Md., and was 60 years of age. He was married to Lily Etta Eaton, who survives him, Feb. 28, 1882, and they went to Nebraska to establish their home, where a large family of 13 children were born, two of whom are now dead. One -on. John Royston, of I'roxner, Neb., could not be present for the funeral. The rent of the bereuved family, five sons, Ed ward, Churles, Schuyler, Earl and l.uyfuyelte, und five daughters. Mrs. Hurry Hart, Mrs. Fdwurd Williams, t'lura, li in. i und Josephine, were pres ent. His uged mothei, Mnry F. Iloy ston, of the udvanccd uge of H4, sur vives him, two sisters, Mrs. Kizzic Waltermyer and Mrs. Anna Bossom und lour brothers, Charles, Wesley, William und Kobert, ull of Baltimore, Md., the two latter, in compuny of Samuel Miller, a brother-in-law, mak ing the long journey for a lust look ;it the beloved brother's luce. Mr. Royston, with his family, cuine t'i Payette Vulley in I'.KIti ami hettl. ,1 on their ranch south of Fruitland, where they huve since lived, losely identified with everything lor the pro motion of the community 'h bent inter ests. He wus u director of the I'uii yon county fair since 1007, president ot the Idaho Swine Breeders' as.Micia t ion, un active member of the local -Lite grunge uml one of the most prominent stockmen in the state also a member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen. Muny beautiful floral offering.. Were bestowed by friends and ubko ciutes in the business world, a tribute to his sterling worth und intcgritv I and the high eslci which he sjfjgl held by all who km mi. Buriul wa , in Uivcrside cenieti I , Payette. Hoise Capita! News. thut beautiful blue j.' la.-- lawn an, I shady poplai trees in the front yard Or to believe that the green alfalfu field und the blossoming orchard were once u barren sagebrush waste inhabited only by jack rubbits ami coyotes. The transformation thut u few years have brought about is won d i ful, and again we marvel at the work of the Creator. Mr. Mugnuson hus an apple or chard that will bear this season for the first time. There are ten acres of the pluce devoted to fruit, uml uboul nine acres of the orchard ure devoted to apples. The varieties are Jonu thun und Winesaps, about half und hulf of each, and the other aire is devoted to pears, plums, cherries an i apricots. The Jonathan trees produced some upples lust year, but they were not old enough to give a good crop. But this year they will beur heuvy. The Winesaps will probably not pioduce their first crop until next year. IV tween the trees in the orchard la (Continued on page 4.) TAKE INTEREST IN BIG CORN SHOW 1 'First National' Corn Show in St. Paul Attracts Attention Here IN MONTH OF DECEMBER, 1915 Bankers and Farmers of Northwest Co-Operrte to Show Progress Corn growers of Malheur and t'ai yon counties have become interested recently in the big "First National Corn Show to be held under the sua pices of the First National bank of St. Paul, in thia city, December 1 t 81, 1915. The show will be an open compctL tion for Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Montana, Washington. Ore gon and Idaho. The states will not compete with each other, but the en tire territory is divided into thirty districts, the competition being con fined to districts. The following is the manner in which the states have been divided: North Dakota districts South Dakota 6 districts Montana . 6 district Washington 3 district Oregon 2 districts Idaho 1 district The geogruphicul divisions for the two districts in Oregon ure as fol lows: District No. 1 Counties of HoikI River, Wasco, Sherman, Cillium, Morrow, I'mutillu, Union, Wallowa Buker, Grant, Wheeler, Crook, Mai heur, Harney, l.uke und Klamath. District No. Counties of (I. it sop, Columbia, Tillamook, Washington, Multnomah, Clackamas, Yamhill, Polk, Marion, Lincoln, lienton, I. inn, Douglas, Coos, Curry, Josephine Juckson and Lane. This "First Nutional" Corn Show will be the largest exclusive corrv show ever held in the noithwest. A total of 110 attractive Iovim i up will be offered as prizes at the show. Thirty lare silver loving cups will In offered as first prizes to runners dis playing the finest collection of telk curs of any variety of corn imowii within MM h district The a-road prize will consist ol (.-olden bronze cups. In line with Jumes .1. Hill'-, will known sentiments nc.i.iing ilic im portance of the part taken by furni ers' sons in the development of farm lands in the northwest, a spe ml fea ture of the show .ill be the Boyft' Corn Uuising Competition. Farmer boys from each district ifl the state- named will be awarded fur first prize the same valuable silvi i cups as are offend the adult cxlnli itor. The second prize will consist of handsome cui.ii n bronu cups beauti fully engruved. There will be si nt out to all bank ers throughout Uu Stat I numril punted matt I ,-iMng detailed infor mation hi.'.; itinj ,e tci ii .mil con ditions of the fontMl. These the o cul bunkers will pluce In the hands of farmers in their district who desire to compete. Pu partltulat.s retail! ing this .Mammoth Corn Show und the prise competition can lie procured from uny local bunker in the -t.iti named. "Corn and cattle contribute capital for bigger bunk balamcs" is a slo gan thut ha- been adopted by tin Inst National bank of St Paul ia its laudable effort to uid in the de v lopment of corn nsiaiaf II the states named, und this show is a part of the extensive livestock rai-ing cuiil paign thut has been outlined b) .lumen J. Hill. Realizing the nocasaity t"f corn to the growing of the livestock industry of the northwest it has lieen decided to make corn growing one of the features of the campaign.