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V$tt. XXIV ONTAlttO, MALHEUB COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1919. NO. 3 0 tl- v Jffl J& ZERO WEATHER SENDS HAY PRICES SOARING HTOCKMKN WHO HKLAYIIII IIUV- INO KIND THKMHF.LVKS HIIOHT AMI 8COIUIV KOIt KIIK.D- i THOUSANDS OF TONS llOlKJIIT. ONTAHIO 110V WITH MAItlNKS DIHS ATMAIIK. ISLAND HOSPITAL CATTLE IN GRAVE DANGER Delated Mayor Mud Mnrkcl lo Jinn . . Kroiu $1(1, fill unit Up On Hewn ntiil llnir Knot Mcniiirrincnt l"oiflu lluypni Art Up. "TIio III wind" that blow losses to tho stockmen of Eastern Oregon and Wostorn Idaho, wnftcd good for tho liny ranchers of Mnlliour county who had not Hold tliolr crops. Thin wook thoro wns a brlHk demand (or hay mid tho prices on that nocessnry urtlclo performed a Wnll Htrcot Rtunt Many Cattlo Conic In. Tho rlKO In prlco wan duo to tho do inand for (ccd for sovornl largo hordn of cattlo that camo lioro from tho In terior nn from Idaho region and from Wallowa county, Dosldo thcito thora.wnH njso n general exodus of sheep from tho Interior, whero tho ownors could roach tho rnllrond, nil bended for this portion of tho valley Several thouiiand bond of shcop nro on feed lot now Hint worn on tho range- lant week. . Tho shcop reached tho feed lots In many ensos In bad loudltlon. Ono nhoep man Raid that In twoulnys hi flocks foil off so badly that liiT hardly know thorn when they roachodOn- tnrlo. It In Maid thnt thoro nroVovorn thnuiand hoad of Hhccp on tho dosort In Harney county that will bo lost to their owners for thoy had no feed for them and tho trucks hired to haul hay could not inako tho trip. Puck nnlmals nro bolng uc, to tnko tho hay to theso now and not enough can thus bo transported to snvo the hIipqp, ho It Is said horo. MonliiimtiN After liny. Ono of tho causes of tho Jump In hay prices was tho prosonco of C. M Parr, manager of tho National Pro duco company of a real Kails .Mon tana, In thin territory. Mr. Parr camo horo to buy nil tho hay ho could sccuro. Ho was willing to moot tho hay ranchers' figures and bought lib erally, Ho Is still buying. W. J. Plnnoy, who plonoorod liny baling In this section last yoar, watt 4)ooded with orders this wcok. Tele phono calls camo to him from nil di rections nuking for the Immodlato Rhlpmont of hay. Had ho had CO carloads of balod hay on tho trackH on Tuosday ho could'hnvo sold every one of them. A. A. Inglo of this city received word from tho 'authorities nt Mnro Inland thnt his son, Alphus lnglo, died thoro Docombor 13th, following nn Illness of threo weeks. Tho young man loft Ontnrlo two mouths ngo nnd Joined tho mnrlncs and wns sent to Mnro Inland. Ho had JurI emerged from qunrnntlno when ho Wns tnkon III and wns In tho hospital for three weeks prior to his death. Tho body will not bo brot to this city. Hcsldos tho fnlhcr, who lives hero, Nio In survived by his sister, Mltw Lot- tlo Inglo, nlso of Ontnrlo. Alphim Inglo was 10 years old. Ho wns born nt Ashovllle, North Carolina, nnd when n child his parents moved to Aberdeen, Washington, whore tho family lived until flvo yenrs ago when thoy camo to Ontnrlo. Mr. Inglo tins lived on n small ranch near tho city nnd with him his a oh worked until ho Joined tho army, PROVISION MADE TO roiiiiulliro Kiiiiii Farm Hiiicnii aijd ( nnimciclnl Orjtnnliilloim Pro- M'MC Ai-KiimriilN loCoiiU; INitnl Allowntiro tnfitp $.1,HI(). I0US CHARGE IS FACED BY YOUNG'MAN William KtcwiiMin Hrlil to drum Jury for Hlntutory Clinii Whlto Slac (.linrftp, Ton, May Follow Convict Ion. William Stovonson, whir onmc horo Inst spring following his discharge from tho norvlco, wns Riven n prelim inary honrlng boforo Judgo C. M. Stearns Tuosday nftornoon on n com plnlnt sworn to by a young married iiinn, formerly n resident of Ontnrlo'' Stovcmtoii, who Ib hlmsoir n mur rlod man, wns charged with n scrliius offonso and wiih hold for nppenrnuro boforo tho District Court. Ilnll wok flrml ni tinnn tuMii im r.,.-,,i.,i..i ... .. Twv, .,,v. .... iMHiiniiVM) Direct testimony by tho woman In mo enso indicated that should ho be coiuictod of tho nlloged offeiiHo In thostnto court Slovonsoii may be lioldua nnswor to tho Pod oral court for (Illation of tho Mann Art. In tlo preliminary hcurlng two wit nesses nppoorod ngnlnst Stovonson Tho woman furnished tho most dam aging ovldonco whllo 8tovcnxon him self mndo admissions which Incrim inated him. Mnlliour county will huvo n county ngont. That-wan tho acolslon reached nt n mooting of tho County Court on Monday. At this meeting n commit tee npopnred from tho County Parfn Ilurcau and tho Vale nnd Ontnrlo Commercial organizations to go ovirJ tho proposed budget with tho Court nnd sculcd down tho appropriating asked for tho County Agent. Tho original request Included nn Horn of 720 for stonogrnphlc sor vlco. This wno ollmlnntcd. Then tho credit which tho county hns, with tho stnto, amounting to $ COO will bo Used (0 mirchnso n rnr fnr llin ntriinl 'nnd tho total npproprlntlon will thus bo Just I.COOO Including tho f 000 nl ready provided for. Tho court nlso ollmlnntcd from Its budget 110,000 which wns to hnvo boon used to purchase n county poor farm, nnd sovornl other ItoniK hnvo been reduced. At n further moetlnt: of tho court today, notion will bo taken to paro sumo $20,000 moro, so thnt tho budget will Do wUffln Oio legal limit. In splto of this nctlon tho tnxpny- ors will fnco an Incrensod lovy. for ninny fixed appropriations mndo by tho loglslnluro havo vnstly Incrcnscd, whllo Mnlliour county's nsswsor has iiollnorensed tho tax rolls to any de gree TIio valuations today are practically tho samo nn four ytoar ngo whllo tho vnluo of ovorythlng and tho cost of overy department of tho county nnd stnto havo Incrcnscd. CLUB SMOKER MAKES DECIDED HIT Cuhnirt Perfoiiimiue Pi-ccpiIin Hten. I UK ut Curds nnd Informal Talks to Hmita Claim -Hoi a i, to Nrtily, n kcoplng with tho. club's roputn- I Of doltllT "sntllllllllllir Alttnmnl tjuijfiiuokor given by tho Oregon club lujiionor of tho Commorclnl club Monday evening was n surprlso to tho guests', and It wns thoroly on-' L toyed. Tito young women mombcrH of tho Land of Jan company which ended Its career horo last week, woro on- gaged to entortnln tho "staid busi ness men," and entortnln thoy did. Syncopated music, llvoly dancing nnd olegnnt gowns flnshed by tho glrU proved nil thnt wipr oxpoutd, nml had itfflclcnt nlliiroinont D result in v.nio prutly stepping by juosIk w' wore Invited to tinned uV tho oi tor lulntir. Prosldonl Wllmor lloyor, I..' I Illrsch nnd P I.esllo Hoily had clmrgo of tho party. Mr. Ilody Introduced (ho onlortnlnors, and Prosldont noyor prosldod at tho Informal talk font which followed whllo "hot dogs," cofco nnd doughnuts woro sorved. ONTAHIO HAS ltlJUUlt MAN HKM.I.Vd HAIMtOAD TICKK.TM Ontnrlo Is blosKomlng forth ns n real town. It Is soon to hnvo nn hon est to goodnoM passenger ngent nt tho passongor stntlon. I.nst wcok W. P. Kscuo woh checked, In ns ticket clork, tho orlglnnlltho wns lo hnvo boon mndo tlcljot ngont That chntigo Is expected later, but nt proscnt tho dostlnlos of tho ticket department nro In tho control of II. O. Drnnc, ngont. Also It Is rumored that the oxpross offlco Is to bo divorced from tho pnas- ongor station and go up town. Tho Adnm-Kmlson building on Oregon stroot hns boon secured, according lo this rumor, nnd tho change Is to ho mndo on Jnnunry 1, Tho question of dollvory of express, howovor, In still lo bo settled. P. J. Clomo will bo tho tip-town ngent' of tho express rompnny. THAWING WATER PIPE IS UNPOPULAR SPORT ONTAHIANH HHIVnil W1IIJ.V Mlllt- CUUV HUMPH 10 IIKI.OW tll.ll TI.MKIIH Di:ciAlti: ItKCOltD NOT HIIOKHN, A UT COAL SITUATION STILL SERIOUS Hatimhiy CoIiIchI Day In il.i Venn. .Iro (JorRo KiHlanueiN CIIj'm Pump Inn Plant Cattlo Suffering In Interior. UULU(LU FIH11 ONUUKOf M'flliK.-HATCl.lKI n. At tm homo of tho brldo's pnrcntK, Mr. and Mrs, P. A. (latcllffo, two mllus nouth-wes( of town, Mlsa Clydu Itntcllffo bocamo tho bride of Chester McCJeo of Cold Craek, Wash. Jtov. Wlnea of tho, Noxarona church per formed tho ceremony. Tho young couple will leavo In n fow days for Cold Croek, wlioro thoy will mnko their bonis. ' Mrs, Jacob Prlnzmg and daughtor .', Dorothy spent the wook ond In On tario, the guests or Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rader. Dr. Priming camo up from Nampa Sunday to spend tho i- day. Sheriff Lee Noe camo down from Vale Monday on business connected .with the Stevenson case. Ho remain ed over for tho trial on Tuesday. (FIT ON BIG SHEEP DEAL Co; no Acton Sell 1,(11)0 V.wc to V, J. Connelly at an Alliance of S !.. per Head In Mx WppIjh of Oitiiciiihli. ' 0. A. C. HOME EOR HOLIDAYS I'uel Hlllialloii,.Sii(li That College In DIniiiNmmI (Jills l,oiul lid) n on Homeward .loiirne) Plenty of Know nt Cot-talllx, BUT FAILS TO KILL Illll Taj lor, Colored Itootblack.HlagON Wild Wcxt Slum- lii.Ponl Hall -Victim Only Sightly lujiircil. NEW PAROLE SYSTEM Would IIcmIiico Power or (i'iuciikh' to Turn Couvlrted Iio-e Huj Statu WiiiiIn Capital Pun. Miiiient Itcstoitil. District Attornoy It. W. Swnglei returned this wcok from Salem, whero ho nttonded tho meeting or tho district nttornoys or tho state. Ho was ono or tho convention spoaltors, his subject being tho "Pnrolo Sys tem." Ill paper wns given considerable promliieuco by tho Salem and Port hind pnpors ror, ncordlng to his vlow. hero iiiiist bo n chungo In tho pres ent pnrolo system. Mr. Swnglor nlso says that thoro Is n mnnlfost denlro 011 tllO linrt Of tho lioonln tlirnmil tlm A scnrclty of fuel nt tho O. A. Citato ror n return to capital puiiUh- bhcop nro following tho hay prloiw aim oro going up. As a proof of this may bo cited tho deal whereby Coyno & Ao'on sold 4,000 owes to P. J. Connolly or Drewsey ror I8.8B per head this weok. Six weoks ngo thoso hcen woro purchnsod by tho partnors ror Just $7.00 por head nnd thoy took tliolr proflla In that tlmo. Iteports or other slioop salos hnvo been current ilurlng the weok hut this Is tho only deal roported to hnvo bcon comploted. losultcd In advancing tho vacation tlmo or tho students thoro, and with that a genoral oxodus of students for tliolr homos. On Monday evening the first o( tho Agglo contingent from Ltliat whllo uutario reached homo, nnd thoy woro nil co-eds, for tho boys woro not turned Iooko until after tho girls loft town. Tho young women who nrrlved homo Monday wore: Misses Mnrjorlo nnd Dorothy Tumor, Amy Cnnflold, Doltn Hill, Viola Hustcd, Lola How ser, Coclla Logan nnd Ilutli Lackey. .Misses Union Muollor, Lillian Davis rtnd Margnrot Hopo of Vale accom panied thorn. Mlssos Virginia Smith, Nottlo Petortran nml othor uppor clnwi studontB woro oxpectod Inter In, tho week. Tho bo8 stnrtod to nrrlvo on Wcdnosdny. In tho first dolegntlon of boys camo Arthur Cookrmn, Preil Tost and llryan Noob. Tho rotnnln dor of tho'boys will bo horo this weok. Tho Woman's club hns taken Its Christmas vacation and its next moot ing will bo hold on January 8, nt tho homo of Mrs. Harry II. Cockrum. Mo! Dolling, manager of tho tole- phono company received word Tues day of the death of his fathor, W L. Dolling, nt Lodl. California. Tho mossugo was brier, giving no details or his last Illness, COI.MMii: PltlMIDHNT MAKIW ADDHIISH TO STUDKXT HOIIV Ice in River Endangers Bridges Huge Gorge Forming Below City Calling ror black powder to blow up an ice gorge If one should form jthat would be serious and endanger e"HiQ 0 S. L. bridges at this point, Ho'admnster P. A. Plienny or the O. S. L. is getting ready ror trouble with Snake river. An ice gorge is forming between Welser and Wood's siding and Blnce the banks of the river at that point are low a flood of the flats Is prob able If the gorge becomes much larger. Here at Ontario tho river was froz en across the streams at both bridges and slnco there was no black powder tp be had here in Ontario the roadmaster sent to Pocatello for that substnnco and for fuse to de tonate It. Thero is no Immodlato danger but to guard against further trouble tho section crew rrom Vnl lias been sent ror and will bo kept In readiness to holp out tho local men Whllo onrouto to Vnle last Prldny C. W. Tonnoy, pres'ldont 0r Ooodlng college nt Ooodlng, Idaho, stoppod off In Ontario. During tho after noon he addressed tho student body nt tho High School Ho told them that tho people of tlie Inter-mountain country hnvo subscribed Jlbor nlly to tho endowment campaign which tho collogo Is conducting and that an additional endowment or 120,000 has been promUed on the completion or tho proiont campaign. This addition Is to bo u?ed to build a gymnasium at tho college. ment ror murdor. "What wo proposo o do to tho pa rolo syntam," says the district attor noy, "Is this; hnvo tho law ho road dorinlng tho maximum penalty ror n crime, tho pardon board nnd (Jovornor nro to bo pro hibited tho granting or n pardon until tho convict has soryod nt loast three fourthu or tho term to which ho Is sentenced. Stops will bo tnkon to have such a Inw proBonted to tho coming spoclal sosslon or tho loglsluturo. This Ik not on oxporlmont, ror It Is tho proced ure in sovornl states already, "Thoro Is no doubt but that tlin capital punishment, bill to bo Initiat ed for a constitutional nmendmont will bo carried. All over the state the people nro domanilliig that such a measure bo prosentod ror consider ation at tho uoxt leglslnturo. William Taylor, colored, proprie tor or n shining parlor nnd prossnry, whoso svoontlon In nny gnnio ol clinucn rrom "rolling tho bones" to playing n game or draw, is n bonrdor nt 8hrrlf( Noo'm lodging house nt Vale 'iccnuso o( a llttlo Wild West Ktuff ho pulled nt tho Dig 4 pool hnll lust Prldnv evening when hu shot Ilcrt Polios in tho shoulder, Polios wns not bndly hurt, but thnt wus not Hill's fault, according to ver sions of tho shooting that nro accept ed ns correct. Illll is mild to have fired ono shot nnd tried to flro thrco others, but tho gun rofusod to work. Assault 'with Intent to kill Is the churgo against Illll and ho will ex plain this to tho court at tho coming January term, Following tho shooting, and whllo tho wltnesww woro temporarily stun nod, Illll waved his rovolvor and mndo n regular Illll Hart get-away In truo movlo stylo. Ho wont to Pny- otto whom ho wns nrrostcd and re turned to Ontnrlo Saturday and httcr tnkon to Vnlo. ALL Ti TO Ilcgiilar Kcliriliilo IIpmiuk-iI Today After- 10 Da)H or Cm (ailment Ciml .Situation Hililciitlj Im- proline for lloail. I'lltHMAN PALLS PHO.M THNDKIt CItP.W SPHNDH XKIIIT OPT B, A. Ferguson arrived In Ontario from Donlo last Friday. Ho hod to "stage If rrom Wlnnemucca to Crane and declares that ho mado tho coldest rldo or his lire across (he dosert In an open slolgh. M. II. Joyce or Nampa spent Sun day In Ontnrlo visiting friends. R. K. Hnrglss, fireman on tho Crauo run, suffered a dislocated hip when ho roll rrom tho tomlor or tho englna whllo taking water at Venator siding on Tuosday. Ho was unable to coutlnuo his work and tho brake man rirod tho onglno Into Ontario. Tuosday afternoon tho onglno on tho Drogan ruu broko down hot ween Jainleuon and Vale and tho crow stayed, with It all night, reaching Ontario at 7 a.'m. Wednesday. TWO WUDDIXG ANXIVKItSAHIIvS Tho Wcdnosdny Drldgo club mot this weok at the homo o( Mrjt. W. W. Wood, k&0h)t ' Mr. and Mrs. II. C. Smith woro tho host and hottoss ror a dlnnor party at the niuu lllrd last Friday ovonlng that had a doublo significance. For the host and hostess It was tho cele bration or their silver wedding, while ror Mr. nnd Mrs. E. J Carrillo it was tho rirst anniversary celebration or their wedding. Tho other guests wora Mr. and Mrs. II. D. Harnett and Mr and Mrs. Ivan K. Oake. Follow Ing tho dinner tho party adjourned to the Mooro Hotel whero cards wore played until No. 10 camo, on whloh Mr. and Mrs. Carrillo and Mr. and Mrs, Dassett lott.Ior California. So fnr as tho train service Is con comod tho coal omorgeuay I over. Today nil of (ho trnlim thnt wero nn nulled ton days ngo nro back un their old schoduloa. This moNiiH thnt thoro Is a dally service on tho Cruno run, and nlso on the Ilrognu branch and that Vale Is to hnvo Its Sunday train sorvlen as of yoro. Ilosldoa theso renewals, tho nftur noon ponltm notweon Iiolso and Huntington nro hack on tho Job. Whllo tjio train schcdulo Is resumed it must bo udmlttod thnt tho time or arrival nnd departure or tho thru trnlna Is not up to standard, ror thoro woro many or them many hours lata during tho past weok. Just how cold It wns In Ontario last Saturday morning Is n disputed question. Tho record varies nil the way rrom 20 bolow to 14 nbovo, so ngnln ncceptlng tho record presented by Harry 1J. Cockrum Tho Argun holds that It was 10 minus and thnt In cold enough to suit nnyono. Starting last Thursday when tho cold Riinp took n now hold tho mcr cury cllmbod. lower Friday nnd hit tho low mark Saturday. Tho break camo Sunday whon 1-t bolow was registered and on Monday It wns only 12 boldw, whllo Tuesdny could only show 8 bolow nnd today Just 1 bolow liut tho mercury wns not tho only thing thnt Interested Ontnrlnns. In rnct tho mercury wns shunted nshlo whllo ninny cltlzonn ongnged In the unpoptilnr pnstlma or Ihnwlng wntor pipes. Tho plumbers did n land or rico business, In rnct thev wcrn buslor than crnnborry morchnnt i Saturday, Sunday and Monday Coal Situation Had. Tho toal situation In tho moantlmo has become worso than last wook Only ono car load or coal wns receiv ed this wcok mid that was dlstrlbut cd In a row hours. night now thoro nro 400 families In and about Ontario who aro either ontlroly out of coal or havo but a smnll supply, enough for but n row days. Tho call ror conl mndo Inst wcok was answered by only two people, re ports O. A. Krntr, fuol administrator Thoso two woro Harry I). Cockrum nnd C. W. Piatt. This, lo Mr. Kratz, Indicates that thoro aro mighty (ow pooplo In Ontario who hnvo nny conl to spare. Sparrows nml (Juiill Djlug. CIiiih. A. Johnson, who llvos on tho (hit nonr Vnlloy Vlow, was In tho Argus o((lco Monday and roportod that tho sparrows nro dying In Inrgo numbers about his placo, nnd nlso thnt tho qunll woro dying The phcnmuitB, howovor, nro thick mid nro living on tho locust seeds nnd whnt (ood thoy enn pick up. Fred Illco, deputy gnmo wnrden, hns secured tho usnIbIiiiico or n raw mon to rod Hi phnsanU nnd hns taken tho mnttor up with tho gamo warden to soo whnt ciin bo dono. Tho Ico gorgo In tho river hud so hold up (ho stream that tho river roso rivo reot Wednesday and Is now within n row (eot or tho Hoor or tho pump houso or tho' muulrlpal water systom. It is oxpoctod, however Hint no danger will towult alter tho rnllrond officials break up tho gorgr bolow ut tho rnllrond bridges In honor of Mr. mid Mrs. Tom Arnold nud,liiughtor Mlwi Alni, who lonvo soon for tho Interior, Mlsn No 1 1 DoArmond eutortuliied ut dinner at tho Hluo lllrd Wednesday ovenlng Mr. and Mrs. K. c. Van Petti n woro called to Pondlotoii Tuosday by tho death of Mr. Vun Potton's (utht r Woman Suffers Peculiar Ailment Can Neither Speak Nor Write Now Suffering from a most peculiar mental asphasln, Mrs. Ilort Follea, who camo to Ontario rocently, and whoso husband was shot last week by Illll Taylor, Is lying 111 nt tho Parley rooms. Mrs. Folios can nolthKr spook a word or writ a lino. Slu seems to have lost all ability lo form words in hor mind. Sho Is still nblo to communicate with friends by nods of tho hoai, but thoro hor moans or communication ends. Doetora who havo lowed tho caso aro mystified. Occurrences of a sin g!$. asphasln nro common, and gftou tho function Impaired Is tnkon up ! other norvo contors In the brain mid normal activity rolunis, but In tlm caso with n doublo usphushi prohin' thoy aro at u loss to know tho ox,t naturo of tho ailment. At rirst It was thot that the Impair niont wns but temporary nnd thnt t patlont would bo normul arter u con -ploto root, but two weeks have elni ed since Mrs. I'ollow wus first uffil u od and no improvement I. noted Aside rrom tho Impaired faculty of communication sho Is normal and docs not suffer.