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0nimt0- to m XXIV ONTARIO, MAU1EUK COUNTY. OKECJON, TIUJM.VUY, JUNE 3, 1920. NO. 27. STAMP COMPANY PURCHASE m sections MAI.HF.im I.IVi: STOCK CO.MI'ANV I'UHCIIASKS SINTV SECTIONS IN IIAKNEV COUNTV FHOM OHEf.'ON-WICSTKltN COI- ONI.ATION COMPANV IS JUST ONE OF MANY DEALS Tiilnl tif Sixty Tliniisnnil Arri't of llmige I.miiiI Purchased by Stock mi'ti In (lie pust Tidily I)iin HIiiii llclil Men I I .ingest V.wr Miule In Oregon 1 1) Inillililiiul Grower. Wlint Ih hhIiI (n lie the largest In illvliliinl purchase ol range I mid In 'Eastern Oregon was completed here on Monday when It. N. Stnnllold liotiKlit xMy sections of llarney county rango from tho Oregon a Wostorn Colonization Compiiny Tlio donl wiih closed liy W. I1. Dav IiIhoii, of St. l'a til, Minn., president of tlio company following negoltn tloiiN carried on by IiIh Incul agents. W. J. Plnnoy of this city nml Prank JoIiiimoii of Prlnovlllo. Slnro tlic lunil In In a nolld block nml Ik iiIho near tlio Forest Itcsorvn In north wostorn llnrnuy county, It will fiirnlNh tlio Malheur I.mul A Live Stock company an abundance of rnngo In tlmt nucIIoii unit nlso It places tlio company almost on a par with any proilucur In Eastern Oregon ho far iin summer rnngo Ih concerned Wlillo thin nalo waN tlio largest ro, port ol by tlio Colonization company It wiih but one of several concluded by Mr. Davidson on tlio trip which milled hero In Ontnrlo Monday nlKht While I" tlio Htato but II 0 days bo Hold r.9,781 ncron', or iiIiiiohI 2,000 nrroH for every duy uf IiIh Htny on tlio holdings This In tlio best record inndo since tlio present company linn bad possession of tlio properties Aftor having boon a dnu; oil tlio market for year range land Ih Inst rlvnlliiR oil laniU, ho nnxloiiH nro tbn HtooUmcn to Hucuro It to protect themselves and their iuislnowi In tlmt day which thoy hco approaching when tlio public rmiKO will bo but u memory ulong with the buffulo, mid tlio pony express. Ameiii: thn snloH mil do In tlio vlcln Ity of Ontario waH ono to R. I). Dor man, of ISO ucroa nqar HI presoni i ""' '" "'"" ranch HouthweHt of the city. Frnnk,,t WIW for ham lm,, Kucl' t0Hm n oioiin of Vnln olm houKbt n Moee ' ,",u,, ,wo twllora during tho show 'ii! nf n.n rnmnnnv'. irrli-nido irapia lii ' tho WnriUHprlngs district. The following Ih tho list of wiles made by tho company within tho last ancmtla M.ihm'.P i.iv smck Land Conipmiy Ouy I.afollotto I. 11. Mayer .17 824 040' 040 J. C. Cecil 040 W. II. Johnson ..... 1.280 Abornslurl & Arnnburn 2,000 Frank II. Olonn .. 40 Clnrenco 8. Murray ... 31 (lOOr KO A. ltUHBOll ... 0 8. D. Dormnn . 120 Shevlln-lllxon , 10,000 Total ,. ...50.781 IKIDV OF DANIKi; IIAHT IS IMiACFI) IN I-OOAI, CKMKTimV Tho body of Daniel Hart one of Westfall's pioneers was brought down from that town whoro It was interred two years ago and placed In tho Ontario cemetery for final Inter ment. Only a few of tho Intimate friends or the widow, Mm. Mary Hart and her son were present at the brior service that marked the reburlal or th body which was held amder tho direction or tho McDowell runernl directors last Friday afternoon. WINNKK OF SKNATOUIAI, CONTKST VIKITO ONTAIHO On his way out to Enterprise and Portland, Charles W. Ellis or Hum who won the republican nomination for the senatorshlp for the 22nd dis trict, stopped in Ontario, Monday ev ening for a short visit with friends. Mr ElHs appejred bofore the conven tion or women's club's to explain the position of Harney county settlers in relation to the proposed bird reserve, on Tuesday. or range l AND WHO Wll.li FUIINISII 'III 10 tiiuck roit tin: mo snow AmotiK tlio niiiny grout floatM that nro to-bo propnrcd for tlio Fourth of July ptirndo Ih u right- liiK tank for tlio Amcrlcim do-.. ministration. To build thin tank tlio boy in't'il tlio HurvlrcK of u truck that Ih not being used. It.. need not bo it Kood truck. All tlmt It need to huvo Ik un engine' that can ho miidii to run, some tiros and n friimo. Tlio boys will put tlio engine In' condition Hliould It bo out of order. Slue It will tnko tlmo to build tlio tank tlio boy would llko to gel In touch with thu man who can let thorn huvo the oar. Snmonuo conio forward now. Toll tho At- i;uh If you chii help tlio hoy out, and wo will hco that tho Infnr- inatlou roaches the right man. SE lioriil I In-.- Hull Funs Olwn Thrill In Final Frniui When lilt Might llmo Won Oatiic Foe ,ocul Attcnihim-o Sniiill In I'liiiu Niinipii. In tho liiHt canto with the Iiiiho clogged with ruiinni'M iih nervous us klttoiiH and rlilllcd to tho lioiin, Kel ley who bad relieved Mullif In tint box for Ontario cumo to hut, llko tho mlKbt, Casey of Dowltt lloppor fume. Hut uullko Cusoy of tho poem, IColloy did not fun, ho did nlmost iih biully. howovor for bo lilt directly Into tjie waiting bunds of Mason, llolso's loft floldor and tho game wiih over. On tario loHt 10 to 8. The inntlneo tlniH ended wan play wl at thu Full' KroundH Monday uf teruoon heforp a crovsRl of about .100, of whom half at loam cumo all the way frnm.Ilobio to wlinosa Ihe'HlugK- Ing match und comedy or enor. ToC0M,lmrw wm, IH oew of Hall bo fair with tho puHtlmem. however. fr, nw pnrllous position. It should bo related that tho day was null had no explanation by whlth ' iiiririi odiiil iwtt Ira irinil fnktliiitl Ihiifi ' ll0'" f "i provod ovor effoetlro '" xho l,u,ur8 ""J0''0" ," 0''"",r- iUy to rutten tholr batting averages '" tho meantime the Holder pla ed (drop tho handkerchief at critical ' "m ""'l ovoryono rambleil along toward tho plate. Insplto or tho errors, which weio l" In part to tho rrlgld atmoxphmo und tho high wind, the gcr worth seeing from behind the cot lar or an ovorooat. There wero se, oral features worth a trip to the part. Ono was Sherman's mighty (Continued on Last I'mie i Man.hall-.laiiili'Miii Much to tho surprise of their ninny youthful friends especially among tho studentH at tlio HlKh School the past two years Miss I.urM Jam- ieson, daughter ot Mr. and Mr 8 K. Jamleson. and Hay Marshsll "'! married Saturday afternoon ut t'.e Methodist I'arsounge at Vale. Itov K ' F. Clower porformliiK the coremouy. I The only witnesses wore the bride's father and mothor. The young ou ple did not tnko a honeymoon trip hut returned to' Ontario and have established their home In a bunga low on the Kast sldo whloh they had prepared prior to the cereinon?: HogerH-Hcnry At the Moore Hotol pa: lorn Wol- nesday morning thero was performed n marriage ceremony o? luteres: to many upper Malheur county nltlzens, when James Ilogers. proprietor or one ot Vale's popular confectionary storea was married to Mrs. Isabelle Henry of Jamestown, North Dakou who arrived In Ontario that nionilng. . A ' ',"' T . i.V odlst Episcopal church performed tho t . . TIF f n a a v Vt nf t li a Mol li reremonv in the presonce or Mr- und ( Mrs. II C. Smith- Mr .inl Mrs Itog- era spent the dav in Ontario and turned to Vaio toduy. "TRAIN SMASHES TRUCK I! Wllhuil Hull of I'iiji'IIi- Hits Win row Ksrnpo I'roiii Death Siitui tiny Afternoon At Ciooslirv Kite MIIin Wcwt of City H Wlllnrd Hall, formerly of Ontario but who now live In I'njoUo mid drlvoH tho truck of the Co-operullve Creamery company on lit route and Wont of Ontario narrow! ewnp oil donth hint 'HaturdRy Nftoiuoou when IiIh truck whh bit by tbn Kant bound branch linn train from Ilro Kan In charge of Conductor I. Itond) or thlH city. Tho accident occuriMl on th eroMi liiK a mile wot of Cairo whr a Hlmllitr Hcrhhmt occurml two hih ngo. Tlio tho hoHV truck wa ilftrtiol lulled nml ItM eurno of praam btwrnat teriMl over tho hhhIiih, tint fraine of tho truck thrown off tnlo tho light of way tt twilled man' of Htel. IIhII received only minor lnjurtM from which bo Ih recovering at hi honm In l'ayolto. Mow ho om'UikmI cen not Ihi ex plained nave on tho theory that the cow-cutcher lilt tho truck In Much m manner that the mmiI of the truck left the frame and Undtnl Hlih l drher on tho front or thn engine whom ho rode until the train came to n Htop 200 feet from the eroMhiK. After the accident tlio train crew and psfeiiscr rurhctl back tu the croHHliiK to locale the driver wuon thuy expected to find deud by tho track. They noarohod for hoiho time In vain mid finally wimi to tho ro.i cIuhIoii that ho bail Mteu thrown Into tho cnuiil of tho Nevada Dltoh that parallolH tlio track ut that point When they could not find him there thoy returned to tho trftlu uikI were UHtonlHbod to find a man .whlte-fnc-od and dlihevelled ceiiihu: from the front or tho cukIuo. W. IC. I.eee vho wne a pawHiiiKer on tho tialn vTb'h the flret to I ono to him. and Haw him crawl under the engine truck to re cover IiIh IihI. When the train reached Ontario with tho Injured man a II pw- Kor It looked hh tho It haa been white wbhIiwI, so gonnrnu wa the dUtrl- button of good MRlheur'Cniinly cream from the many cana on the truck. ,,iit tho toss of the crimni wan naught t it. -i.i.il.v ,r tl.A unnlilaiii " '" rnnim " '""" He Halms that he knows nothing ol w,nt ,npponeil until lie started to elliiilt down fcom tho eow catcher of tho engine. He did not see the train npproaohlng tho from tho Soulh side of tlio truck by whloh he approached the tracl' a train can seen for a mllo In either direction. F Harney Count) MclmpnlW 1 1 as (,at est,ThlliK In Set vice For Auto Tiiurlxt Ami Hum l .Vol In nillrnuil.i Klihci- o M- ocVlnsl,. ootlvoHUoII wp. .,, !,, ,i,i, ,,,., u-u- .. of ,, prUB for 01lUrrtat and rar-tlghtedneas ut II. C Stuitl. or tho Hums garage. HuriiH Is not In California but no city in the oufoterlu common wealth has anything nu Ituru.' for auto ser vice according to W. J. I'lnny who sojourned there lust woek. Wlw. Mr. Smith Iiuh dor there Is worth ot emulation ovor hire tu Ontario he believes for if tt pas, h It does iu Burns, It most ceilainly Mould In Ontario. "Mr.. Smith has u part euclosed i3Gx200 reet built In tlio form of a eourt nround whloh are 34 apace cao, 0f Whloli is eapablo of ho using two autos or ono auto and s tent, in tnreo 0( tho eornors kttoiiens are lo- ca,eij am jn tj,e 0(j,or t delicatessen nop wbllo tho oentor has shov.fi outim, Und other convenience for Uih ,mrK u e' "" ,B ' , evory re8peot. U cost jutt 0.000 1 1 i .1 ..! complete tho park and is doing a handsome business already, tho the tourist trade foi tho ae.-non s onlv starting CITY PAUSES TO PAY Aineilnin l.elon Men I'le-cnt Mac. lint Appeiinitii'c lniK I.Iiki or Cms I'ollotv .MiiuhciN To tVinelery b'or Merxlcrt. Honor to tho dead comrndee ol tho tmllnira warn, Civil, SpiinlMh Ameri can, nud World, wore renpecttully and ritlliiRly paid by the votenuiH of theee oonfllctM Mill IIvIiik hiiiI Iiiiii drodH of their fellow oltlzoiiH of On tario mid the niirroiinilliiR country, Sunday morning. The aervlee wore arranged by conmiltleo from tho Anierlcnit l.eglon whloh orgunlMttlon 1in nianniHil the obligation of the (I. A. fl. to nee to It that thn day hIihII bo properly oh- Horved where ever Americana fore gather to cpiiHldor the aacririro that man havo made ror tho nation. Xtartlng at !):.10 the imrndo form- m at the City Hall mid marched down Plrat atreet S. W to .Seventh Aonue 8. W. thence weat to Fourth atreet S. W. anil South to Ninth aven ue 8. W. mid thonce to the cemetory. In the lead whh the Ontario band, many or whose memhera wore service uuiroriiiH or Holdlnra nud Hnlnra. Tho tl. A. It. vetormiH rode In cor with huudreda or other cltlzeiiH, thou came thn I.egtou boys theniiMilveH .proeent Ing a Mildlerly appoHrnuie that brot a ontoh to many n throat, iih their mllltnry Htrldu and hearing forced rscolisctlons af the atniRglo v.lit.l, brot forth mllltnry training. Thorn were many men In the linen on wIioho Hhouldora wore tho liiHignl hIiowIiik tholr iIIvIhIoiih. and' gold Htripe of over-HOua norvlce nlmiiHt equaled tho nllvcr of Oioho who did not have tho opportunity to go n broad. The ervloe at the cemetery open ed with u short talk by J. A. Mo- tlrognr, ono of thn veturnu moinhont ' of thn tl, A, It., followed by, u pray-' er"liy Itev W. J l.useombo. obaplalu or the Ueglon. Commmider Klmer Leavltt, of the Legion road, the Mom- orlal day addrees mid DUtrlot At - tomey It. W. Swagler dollvorwl Hie oration of the day paying an oloquenl tribute' to the services of tlio men who have Itorno arms In tho nation' service. The nxerctsee clmwd with "Tape" played by John II. (Jordon. bugler of thn I'ott. The graves of koldler dead wero deournted by tho l.eglon men and veterans assisted by ninny bit lions. In tho afternoon tho mombors of tho Post drove to Vnln to attend the service at the unveiling or tho mon ument oroted In memory of the Mal heur county boys who paid tho su premo HHcrlflco dining the late war At this service Charles M. Craudall of Vale dellvorod an oleo,uent oration before a large assemblage In the rntnt yard where the monument I eroded ARCADIA GIRL TAKEN ILL AT EXERCISES MIoh I tilt tt ItobriU Collapses Follow. liiK Itorclpt of Dlploihn At Ami- ilia Coiiiuieiu'emeiil I.us I'll. day l piling Ik ItiTiiveilnu; The prettily urraugoil commence inont oxurelsoe of tlio Aroudln sehool which were hold there lust Friday evening had an almost tragic thrill, wiieu little Miss IC lit li Itouerts, one of the graduates, and daughter of Mr. and Mr. Will J. Itnberts, superin tendent and teacher or the school, Qollaptod from a sudden attack of appendicitis. The young lady suffered badly und following efforts to revive hor she was ruined to the Holy Itosory hos pital where she was operated upon tlmt night. She has rallied woll from the operation anil is recover ing wttlsfactorlly. MJae llohcrts Illness oame Just ut ter she had roeelvod hor diploma from County Superintendent Fay Clark Hurley, along with tho other graduates, I.illyan Dall. Helen Itutler and Mary Matheny Ilev. W J. I.uscoinbo of this city .delivered the commencement nddrew. ' ., liroI10Ulli:eiI ., lvonatIon and Mrs II. R. Yoimii of Vulo snug two solos Tho chlldron of tho school contributed a prottv oxhlbltlon of the hand work taught thorn GRAND JURY MERATES COUNTY JUDGE AND COUNTY COURT ' (JI.OItlOIJH I'ltOOItAM IS MA, ' ski,i:oti:d inm ci:i,Kiiit.Tio Chnlrumn II. 1.. I'otcrHou and' bin miRoclatcs on tho Fourth or July colebrntlon comtnlttoo havo practically finished tho prelimin ary program ror tho thrco da.H fcHtlvltloH. Thorn wilt bo hoiiio thltiK doing all the tlmo, even a portion of Hundiiy, July t, for ui tho big ilolngH will Htnrt on Sat urduy unit concludo on Mondny, On Saturday thcro will ho a raco program at tho Fair KroundH and porhapn a ball gume, too. On Sunday thcro will bo a ball game mid on Monday there will bo a Hocond racing matinee Down town every night thero will bo hand couccrtH, flro workn, Htrcet danccn nud theblg cnrnlvnl nttractloiiH. To propuro all thin program a total of )1SOO will bo ralHcil among tho IiuhI- iiohm jnnii mid thn commlttea Ih at work on that portion of Hit tusk right now mid Ih mooting with huccchh. Taken from ovory view point Ontarlo'H celebration will bo one to romombor ror year to conio. TEN PER CENT RISE Idaho mill Oregon CiniiniUxloiiriH I'crnill Idaho I'ower (Niuipuuy to liicieiiko llctcuiio for All Cla of Sen Ice TeiiiKinnlly j . Confirming tho report unofficially IIlu,j known Home threo weokH ago t0 Malio utiil Oragou pulillo sorvlco i cuiiiihIimIoiih havo given tho Idaho jOWor company u ten por cent In- crouso In their rates tor tills terri tory, according to an Announcement made by tlio Idaho cominlsHlon yes terday. This Incrouxa Ih thn result of thn company's ronuest for practically 00 por cont Increase In Irrigation powor rate, und Incrensee the coinpanyV rovenuo approximately $200,000 per your, still below what tt Is claimed Ih uu adoiiiate return on Its Invest ment. Tho order Is not final but Is tem porary and for tho 1020 season, or until thn full Invontory statement of tlio company's proporty Is presented ror rovlow. Tho ten por cent rlso affects all old powor usors but now Installations mil for n 20 por cent rise. Tho or dor Is effective ror this soasou und tlio patrons or the company will soon realize Its operations, tho It was an ticipated and no protest In tho ratos ror coininorclal uses was uiudo. Tlio business men of the communities af fected oxprossod u willingness to ub- sorh tholr share nf tho Increase rath- lor than .see nil of tlio rlso afreet tho ranchers on whose prosperity the growth and prosperity or tho cities Is dependent. I'llti: DF.IWUT.MF.NT ADDS OJ'IXTKXTi: OF NEW MKMHKIW At tho meeting ol the Flro Dopnrt inont. Monday ovenlng, tlio following flvo now members were added to the department: V W. Chamber. Kelso. Chnrlos I'owoll, and his son Floyd Powell, and William Nott. Tlio now niombers hud tholr first practice with tho dopurtment and became In itiated Into the mystorlos ot how tho department operates In Ontario. In Mr. Powell and his son the company for tho first tlmo has such a combin ation among its members. Notice of Itoy Scout Meeting Thorn will bo a Hoy Scout nicot Ing Saturday ovenlng. Juno 5, at tlio School House. This Is Important and parents who wish their boys in tho Scout movement should see thut their boyH aro prosont CLAUDE SENSEMAN. Scout Muster Johnnlo Messce underwent un op eration for tho removal of tonsils at tho hospital Tuesday morning and is gottlng on very well. SI'KCIAIi SICSSION OF INQUIHITOIt- IM, IIOIIV FINDS NO FAULT WITH HANDMNO OF COUNTY AI'FAIIW lX)IijI1Na TWO DAV IJXA.MINATION COURT DECLARED EFFICIENT ImeMlgalor lJnl No Hvldcnce to Show Coiiiiccllon of County Judgo With Acta of Son Iteconimcnil Chnngtx, In Method of llnndl- lnr Tnx Itcbntca Exonerating County Judgo B. H. Test and tho County Court from any blnmo In connection with tho tax re buto oplsodo which tho Vnlo paper endcavorod tu onlarga Into a tax scondnl, tho special grand Jury which Investigated tho inattor concluded It roport to tho District Court with tho statement "that by carefully audit ing bills tho County Court has saved tho County many dollars. Tho roport which Is lengthy de tails tho fad thut In splto of all tho publicity that ho boon given the matter thoro nro still over 200 re bates duo to taxpnyors who 4iava not mudo a demand ror tholr roturn, and that 22 claim woro made with which llnrvoy Tost had no connection, and only 18 In which ho did. 0kii To Any One Tho report also shows that thoso rocords havo boon opon to any cltl zon nt any tlmo and could havo boon secured without tho court or Judgo'a knowlodgo, tho tho Jury oxprossed tho opinion that Harvey did thus get hi Information, tho udmlttlug that It has no positive evldonce ot that fact. Those deductions were made from tho oxumlnntlou or wltnosses select ed by District Attorney It. W. Swag lor, tho othor woro ready to testify who woro not subpoened. Tho re port ulso shows that no complaint wus registered by any of thoso who employed Harvey Test to make tho collection, thut tho County did not loso any funds, nnd further there was no tostlmouy to show from whom tho Information given the iVulo paper cumo, Tlio following Is tlio report' Wo, tho Ornnd Jury of the County of Malheur and Statu of Oregon, re spocttully prosont tho following re port as tho result of our careful In vestigation uf tlio tax rebatos secur ed by J, II. Test far various tax payor of Malheur County, Oregon, Wo rind that In tho early part or 1010 E, II. Test, as County Judge of this County, preparod a list of all tax rebates duo various tax payers for personal property tuxes paid to tho assessor In tho spring or 1017, hatted upon tho 1916 ovy, Tho 1917 as flnully equalized by tho Hoard of Equalization was a lower mill levy, and us a result thoro were some 280 tux payers who were entitled to re batos from Malheur County. We rind that the law that existed at the time tlieso tuxes wero collected provided In substance that in the event the tux collected wus a largor amount thau should bo paid whon the assess ment for tho current your wus equal ized that tho County Court Bhould pay buck to tho various tax payers tho excess of taxes so collected upon a demand made thoreof; We find that about the first duy ot Muy, 1919, J. II. Tost, a son ot tho County Judge, commenced nego tiations by loiter or by personal con versation, with various ones of the uforcsuld tax payors, requesting said purtlos to sign a contract with him to employ him to colloct these excess taxes upon a basis ot 50 compen sation to him or any amount received. We nnd that this practice continued over a period extending about May 1, 1919, until February 0, 1920, when the last of theso claims wore pulo, We find that under date of May 6, 1019, E, II. Test sont to J, II, Test, at his request, a copy ot the orders to the County Clerk which J. II. Test had been securing from other tax payors. E. II. Test testified thut at Joseph, Oregon, some time in tho summer of 1919, and that the order, except tho slgnlture, Is Iu his own (Continued on Last Page.