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fPj i VOL. 20 ONTAHIO. MAUIKMt COUNTY, OKrXJON, Tllt'ltMDAY. MAKCII 2, ll. NO. , WILL COMBINE TWO ONTARIO STORES Under BrothWl nnil McCoy llroth prn have i mi i I in I i'l 1 1 1 :i t 1 1 1 ( run aervc tin' pnlillr, holier by combining their Hl(irkn, rearranging Hielt lnri nail huvp .ill I hn grnvcricH In Ml niiini mill nil nf tin- luri' rnniii for (In- ili goodl : 1 1 I abOO 1 1 ' in r 1 111 ! t Workmen nri' niivv Im cutting n largo nrili in connect lln' two sales rootiiH iiml In ii fi'w iIhvm nil tin- urn ' i w III lir lii tin- mom nil I in in pled liy tin' McCoy brothers ;nnl Ilii' oIIiit room will In- rearranged ami Improvd ity tin' cutting torn !' ipone tlin public ran hp lipttpr nerved mill liy Ilii' combining Of tin' slocks ii larger ami bettor MlMtlea rmi be carried. Tlir iipw nrrmiKPiiK'tit will enable Mr. UiiiIit to devote IiIh ptillrp llini' to tin" ilry v.imhIh iiml shoe depart ments iiml relieve lihn of tlin work Involved In looking nftiT the gro ceries. TIiIm iiH'iinM mi even better ervlcp tliun lie Iiiih been giving you , In tlin punt. because ho will linvit th time to lnnk after the business nl keep nil ' ml up. Mr. Dee McCoy will have charge of 1 the groceries ami by buying for the trmli- formerly divided IipIwppii the two Kini-PM will be able to buy to bet ter advantage anil turn Hip goods , morn frequently, keeping the stock fresher nnil better. The larger trade j will iil-.i. piihIiIp them to banillp linen that It wait not pohhIIiIp to touch with I the iIIvIiIpiI business An arch Ih IipIiik rut to ninmrl the two Miili'HrooniH ami un up to itatp office anil chhIi carrier ayatem will !' ml .ill.-. I. toKPlher with a iiiiin Iht of other lilpaa that will plea.it the traile. Ailillllonnl IIiiph will be ailileil to the ilry goods ilepartinent h occa nlon (Ii'IiiiuhIm. This will ttlve Ontnrlo one ..r the beat lighted anil arranged Htori'H In Kaalern OreKon ami tinirli better than usually rmiml In cities tho hIiv of Ontario. WITH MALHEUR SHEEP GROWERS J. McAndrew and J. D HUIIiik ley kiiii to Juntura Wednesday to look after some aheep. John John.Min, the wool l.u. i .i , around this week looking ufter wool contract. The growera are sure of getting good prices thla year and will liealtate about making coin rails ,u low prlcea. Sales have been made at I'endleton mid other points this week and the price was around thir ty oenta, which indlcutea aome high prlcea are going to prevail. From the John Day country they are reporting a larger percentage of losses among the aheep than usual In tills Hcctloll the sheep men re port a good big lamb crop ami there la very little lu up to date, lint the aheep are not on the range i The weather is backward and " will btHMfll weeks et ! will be good as it was too dry In t fall for It to start before the cold weather 1 1 t la. ACTIVITY PREVAILS AT BIG BEND V. V. llickox cairn' down from the Big Bend last week lie najaj plow ing la the order of tie; day In his sec tion The orchards are being trimmed up and the laud plowed for more big corn yields thla year. The Big Bend people are proud of their bectlon car rying away ao many good prizes for their corn aud alfalfa. With dairy cowa and hogs and alfulfa aud corn, they have a combination that is mak ing them good money. E SNOW LEFT IN THE MOUNTAINS Cornucopia, Feb. 25. The snow Is melting fast at thia camp. There ia only about nine feet left. The people are now able to look out of aome of their windows. " "5u" lLHL LOIHIL Ileal Mutate Ih beginning to nini" nine mill with ll little effort tin -h ruiilil lie ninny salon iiiiule in there are nil kinds of buyers looklni! around, but few tract, are IipIiik nil el t Neil at present i:etett w I ilmn Iiiih Iraileil n .I in'' In town fur ten acres nf Hie ateWrlght Ijatr adjoining town. John Dunphy Iiiih bought five acres adjoining 'ii I. utile pi. e I S. It. Hull lllH pill I 'linseil niliiliml In ! urn's adjoining li i h homo place. Hkuylcr Hull has bought n small trail mar town. The Cash drain I'mnpmiy, George II. Kellopx i'"'1 I W. Dow-land, Iibh purchiiHPil the SK corner of blk. .1, with warehouse No. one on It. Till firm Iiiih been uhIiik thla wurehoiiMi for Home time anil bought It from the M M (i. K M line has renteil Ms ten aero tract opposite I.. Seawards place to Mr llui'kner There Ih quitP a little imiuiry for . country and town property hut there Ih very little of HiIh being offered. GETTING READY EOR STRAHORN llend. Ore., Feb. 29. Hy an over whelming majority amendruanta to the city charter carried, which will permit the city to bond Itself for I :i u.nn o. with which to purchaae ter minal grounds, Inter to be lined for tho Oregon, California K Kastern railroad pfOf)MMl by Itobert I Stru Imrn to be built from Horn! Into the southed counties ol Central rtregon. Gen. Hugh L. Scott, army chief of taff, who ia acting aacretary of war alnce Secretary Qarriaon reaigned. AT DREAMLAND Saturday evening, March i, Lola Meredith will star in the national suc cess, "Help Wanted." Gertie Meyers as a stenographer enters the firm of Scott and Sou. Though Incompetent to handle her work, Scott, Sr . la cap- tivated by her good looks aud paya more money than she requests. Jack Scott falls iu love with the pretty stenographer, aud lias a stormy time with his Htep father before he final ly wins out in love'a dream. On Monday evening. March 6, Children of the Ghetto" will be pro duced at the Dnamlaud. In this wonderful production, Wilton Lack aye ia cast in the principal part, that of "Keb Shemuel" a character that will live as long aa literature or the drama exist. Mr. l.ackaye brings to the role preeminent ability, a reputa tion as the greatest character actor ou the stage, and a depth of emotion al appeal and human understanding, that will warm the coldest heart. The story is woven about the life of Rab bi Samuel Jacobs, a sternly religious old patriarch who insists that the customs of his forefathers be observ ed by his grown up sou aud daugh ter. ar iH wr H TESTING THE COWS ONLY llfllf TA 1ulAll TUT IfllllT way iu iwuw int value Local Organization Being Per fected in this Valley. I iiii.Iiik Ih n great game Con- dltlODI rhange rapidly and the farm it who cannot change IiIh wayH to er, and so do not unit now whin tlm mil them 111 ii -t lull out of the game... prices are a litlle low to go into Home very few years hack the price of other busine tliat fOO know nothing huttpr fat went soaring, and any one aliuiit. Sinp nur laaJrj liy going In who could milk any I Iml of cow to tin li itlng association as the lead could makp MM) in Ui" dairy bun- 'ing dairymen in Uu county nrp doing. Inaaa With any kind of feeding It We have secured "muu-li HWI unw to mad little difference whether tho practically UHHure tho success of the cow made one pound of butter fat or association. It Ih not an experiment, two, she paid JiihI the sunm. Things have changed now and the farmerH who want to atay In the dairy hual ness during the time nf low prices. must figure clone, that la, know what each cow in IiIh herd ia doing. Many dairymen have already be gun figuring rlnae. They have gone Into Cow Teatlng Aaaoclatlona ao aa to weed out the poor producera. No man can tell which are bin heat enwa without teatlng with the acalea and the Hancock (cat. There are aome farmora who aay they can tell without teatlng, but It baa been proven Idle talk an often that It need not be dls cuaaed. The rule "Know the game you play GOOD MONEY IN RAISING HOGS John Dumphey, south weal of On tario, demonstrates that there la nion- .... I. r.....ll...r Iwitf. BMan ll... it.,1. 111.. ' .. .''.l.l.K i."h " . 1 ,, price ol com i .. Men lie Ml kl I ' M ..iiiiate account of everything fed Afi.r charging hlmaolf $1 . 1 1 per hiimlred. the prevailing price at the time he waa feeding, and after estimating a good round price for IiIh pasture he has J .1 pei head left for hla time In caring for them. Tin-, waa not ao had considering the fact that he Bold while the hog market waa at the bottom, getting only IS 0.1 per hundred. We hope to have an Itemized account of Ids operationa to publish at an early date. THE DEMOCRATS TO E LOVE FEAST The arrangements for the Demo cratlc in on tlin evening ol till) Fourth at the Monro hotel about complete mid they have a feast piepmiil that will bring Joy to, the democratic hearts Hon Dalton lliggs will speak on , "Our President," I'. Monroe Sim " 1 he Star Spangled Haulier " Mayor 10. iiiuii u 1 1 1 net ns IoiimI musler anil ' others to liililn-.. the meeting are 8. F. Taylor, president of the club, 11 C. Itlchurdsou, T I'. Hraham, 1. J Aker and J. It. Itlackahy. Hood music lias been provided and Hie menu is replete with more tliuu enough to satisfy the inner man. These get together meetings are good for all, spreading the seeds of good fellowship and getting Hie peo- pie acquainted. A large attendauce Is anticipated, SOME SIGNS OE AN EARLY SPRING HERE Malheur, Feb. 25. What la re garded by Malheur people as a sure sign that winter has gone for good. was observed here a few days ago, when a herd of deer, 15 in number, passed by the Anderson place, headed for Hie mountains. The animals had evidently winter ed around Cow Valley hutte, a point offering protection from the rigors of winter, aud realizing by instinct that no further dunger awaited them, were returning to summer quarters, farth er from civilization. and play the i-aine vim know," Ih bh true of ill r.'. as any oil,- fur we Mild I lie a in iat inns In I lies districts where we find the better cIbhh of cowa, and moat experienced dairymen. The following aro the men who have algned up and are ready to atari teatlng their cowa. They in clude the leading dairymen on thia aide of the Snake river. U G. Olbaon, I'ete Tenaen. c W. Hellopr, c. c Hunt. () lllokker. A. McDonald. II. It Sherwood, E. M. Dean, H. It Roaa, John A. Korhea, Fred Koopman, Dr. J. J. Sarailn, ('. E Amtdon. W W. IIOWAIU). County Agrlculturiat for Malheur County. 'HORSEMEN ARE WONDERING WHAT? A. J. MllbT, the auctioneer was la atti mllug a sale, w here he Hiuureii good prlcea for every thing -r' ' : ' ! Mr. Miller doea Hie Helling 'or Dm nldwell stock yartt IM Wg I w,r" anxious to Iiml out what the proapecta lire for Hip horse bualneaa this season but Mi Miller waa aa much In the dark aa M)ouc lie atated that tlm big eastern buyer.- are all In the air and do not know what to count on. There wuh a rumor of an order for Too truck horses fur Chicago but this could not he tinned While the war lasts there w"l a demand, hut after that is '" H worrying the dealers. MASONS TO GIVE T T The Mas.. inniiiK on I very pleasant ownnm'.. enli i lainmi nl to night, Thin Once I I .-.ii- limy hold a IMtlni mid in v Hi the Mumiiis of Nyagfx ale. e I'lyinouth, Taw-tle ami V to Join with them and tliey have a ao ilal evening, while the work is Mi&J carried on. For this year they have third de cree work, haniiuci and some talks by I'. Monroe Sinock aud oil. All visiting Masons will be made aOlCQBH and should go curly. OPEN MEETING OE KNIGHTS OE PYTHIAS The Knights of I'ythias held an open meeting lust night, to which all the old Knights were Invited aud it was Just like u homecoming. The committee ou progrum bad sev eral good numbers to entertain the visitors aud Hie spirit of good fellow- sidp which prevailed made irminls tor the order. The members of the local lodge are making an active campaign tor members aud meeting witli good uc cesa. PORTLAND PICKING UP In Portland last month over 1400,000 In building permi. were issued Indicating some revival of the building boom. ANOTHER STEP IN T Another Mop has been taken in the organization of tlm Warm Springs Irrigation district by tho tiling of tin i I til the County I !0UI I MM lB out t Im pri'pu n ln.iin i ii i' nnd asking the court I an election to give the int property owners an opportunity to If wIhIioh. The organization and completion of this project will mean much lor "" ' - "' ''-'"" "" -peweig 1.1 ! S ... i ... iuohi) wnn tnnus tnai c. rignted, because the InniD are valmh i with out water nnd among the Met in Ho well when Irrigated. BULLY CREEK DAM DANGEROUS Salem, Ore., Feb. 29. Aaaiatant State KtKlneer Cupper said today that the dam of the Vale-Oregon Ir rigation company on Dully creek In Eaatern Oregon, waa In a dangerous condition, and that unless It could be made aafe by flood time, the engin eers office would warn the aettlera to leave the valley below the dam. An attache from the engineer' office re cently examined the dam and the company Iiiih put a crew of 13 men to work repairing It along linea advlaed hy the engineer' office. wy v . v Photo by Aiuwuiau t'raes Aasoclatloa, SENATOR ELIHU ROOT. A GLIMPSE AT ONE OE OUR STORES Take a look through l.umpkiiis Stole The beam ll ul display of spilllK e.,,,,1 make- one 0M Of ! good old summer lll.n I ...is beautlllll silk Cl'epe, tub silk and ciepe ih Line aaUl The next pretty dainty white roilw ami (It) to $2,011. Tlm next, ii complete dta)laj of ii.u ho underwi -.ii p i far) kind of mil In ilinliueai in int Then tii in In oidei v table coiitalliing the p . little not lop edge to the vv nle ,i . iim.4 In tiful llounciiig Tlie children's muslin iinilei we.u liitiie is llilerest ilie mm nil kimli nl muslins ure showii iu the dun rem sizes. The little Idoomers ut l.'iC to I'rincess slips, skirts and gowns at 11 50. I .aces, lace cloth-, flouncing and allovers are shown in profusion Many Import patterns are seen. Mni- dies and middy suits for ladies and .children seem to be much in vogui aud a great variety of patterns and styles are shown. The middy dresses run in size from K years to 20 years at 11.75 to 12.76. Now we come to the suit aud coat department aud mv, such an array of beautiful suits, coats, skirts and silk petticoats. It seems the nun never so pretty before, and tlm t ...it never ao nifty and clmip. Certainly It is a real plea ure to visit Daiupklns. You can most ul ways get what you wunt there and Hie clerks ure always pleasant ami courteous which inukes one I -1 wel come, whether they buy or not. Adv if :Virv , BOYS CAN ENTER NAVAL ACADEMY In order to give evi . bw in bis district an even chain to Mter An- napolla Naval Acniloni if M ca "MaJjM "ml" CongreKsinnn Kiel) Sln- noit will designate candidates lor tho m -, ho t created by t " new I bill by im ana of a eon petltltC liniiion l!i" MMBhMttofl will be held by the 0. 8. civil Service Comtnlaalon for ing' Ma on M urcli It. In in 'r thut any My may take the exnn .ailon wllh- Olll III IK ll "pi lis.) for II.Ul'l It wl'.l be given In the followliin Heven cltlea mi tlm anmo dny, March 22, The Halli . llend. Klamath Calls. IVmlle tou. Maker, Da(lrandi) and Ontario. 'The examinations will he condm i by the Secretary of the Civil Service Hoard at the poatofflce In each of thean cities, beginning at 9 A. M , March 22. Tlin candidate who paaaea thla ex .11 i i mn inn witli the hlgheat grade will , he appointed aa principal by the eaat ern Oregon congreaaman, and thote standing aecond and third, will be flrat alternate and aecond alternate reapectlvely. The official examina tion for admission to the Academy lakes place on April If). Any young mini may enter thia competitive ex amination who Ih now and was Feb ruary 1, 1916, an actual reaident of the Second Oregon Congreaalonal District, provided he la over alxteea ',,,r" of ""'' wl" not nB tnty yeara of age hy or before April 18, itia. The examination will be In writ ten form, and will embrace the fol lowing subjects Knitllsh Grammar, Geography. I S lllstorv, Arithmetic. Algebra and Geometry. Spelling mid I'ltiifttiatlou will degraded from H ilmr manuscripts Those think Ing of taking the examination can get sample uuestlons and full informa tion about the Nuvnl Academy by writing Congressman siunoii, Room Ci I II. hi o of Id Ingiini. D. C WELL AT JORDAN VALLEY Jordafl all. I .-li L's hi ie- ported that Mr i has Merrill, living near Jordan Vallev, Ml 'in artesian well mi his plan- recently and I ne people here a i elated I proposition which, oi course, means a great thing i luntry, i '.ll le, i, a I I,,. i well mid If he slllkel it, t! . I, dollbl bill W I'lll e.el.ll nf the oilier is around here win try Um ..iii.e thing. Horn to the ,( i. ,,i i;, ,, s I' uks on Kin .Mm her and child in i a ami Mr I'arks is I biau in Jordan allay ov There la a movemenl on to hove a road luiiii from Caldwell, tl Jordan Vullev in Innemui ' 111 iii foi an III u h hi. i well patio. i A meeiiiiu ol tin . I latlon im M n iih III at s P M al t! ii Hy order of Hi board It TO E OUR LOCAL BAND Tim merchants conn u . . aa aux- of III.' I'm : , Club, helil u inei ting Momi K and dis- 1 " ad ii"- b ..in. ii, 1 1,. , adi. pie, re ,, i ,,,,., favoring the p., i, lliK ol III inoiiln I., i li,- I'OBimor cial Club und mv council for the maintenance ol I band and the em ployuieni of a leader. The hand to K'1" com e,i , n, ih,. ,mrk ,, Sunday evenings. THOROUGHBREDS PAY H . K Howard of ltn .i . II. ,,i i four ree, ter.ii brood sow- lor '; a Im. nl. lie purchased u 4 c. mouths Md boar thut weighed ISO pounds from an tglttm bleeder Mr Howard knuwa that it pay to ruise thorough bred stock.