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COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER OF CROOK COUNTY
J. D. Barks, head of thn Bnsrk'e
Amuaement Company, had a narrow
escape from death undur a burning
automobile last night at 7:30 north
Sparks loft Prineville late In the
aftnrnoon for Condon on a business
trip, driving a iwil Btuduuaker car
belonging to 8am Ounger.
The stnvrlng gear went bad on a
grade ihort distance beyond Mad
ras, and the car plunged over the
grude and turned turtle.
8o quick did the accident happen
that Bparki was pinned under the
car, with the engine running, before
he knew what had happened.
Omni I ne from the tank covered
the car and man la once, and almoat
Instantly they were enveloped In
flames, the spark evidently coming
from a shorted battery connection-
A car Immediately following the
one driven by Sparks arrived
t once and pulling him from under
the biasing wreck, the skin already
badly burned on his hands, .arms
He was put on the train and sent
to a Portland hospital last night, but
was able to telephone to Prlnvevllle
today, and says he will be as good aa
new In a few days.
.The car bad Insurance of 11,000
FAST TEAMS SURE FOR
Four of the fastest minor-league
teams on the coast will compete In
the baseball tournament which I to
be held In this city July 1, 4, 8. The
three visiting teams, Antelope,
Maupln and Portland Woolen Mills
are all making good records this
year, and the Prineville team Is get
ting Into excellent form tor the go.
According to the announcement
of tournament manager R W. Zev-
ely, four gamea will be played.
On July 3rd. Antelope and Prlne-.
wills, July 4. Maupln and Port-1
land, July 8, forenoon, two losing
teams will play for third and fourth ,
money. Afternoon, winning teams
for first snd second money.
The contest la aure to be an Inter-1
sting one, and the home team Is
aure to be a string contender for the '
Umpires for the tournament are ,
Will Ford of Dayvllle and "Butch"
Wright of Madras.
CHEC K FOR PRIZE
A check has been received, to
gether with a communication from
the management of the Portland
Rose Festival which Is self explana
tory. It follows:
Mr. George Nicolal, Baron Cream
Can, Crook County Irrigators, Prine
Enclosed please find check No. 51
for $60.00, which was awarded as
third prize In Section 2, Class A.
Allow me to congratulate you on
behalf of the Directors and person
ally for your success, snd to thank
you for your co-operation.
Very cordially yours,
H. W. KENT,
Chairman Floral Parade Cora.
1921 Rose Festival.
MRS. W. T. DAVENPORT DIES
Mrs. W. T. Davenport died at the
liomn 'of her sister In.. Portland on
Monday of this week,
Mrs. Davenport was 60 years of
age, and was a resident of Crook
County or a number of years.
Funeral services were held yester
day afternoon at Lebanon, Oregon.
She Is survived by her huaband,
Wiliam T., and three children , Amy
Roy L. and James E. and a sister
Mrs. Margaret Colins of Portland.
TO BE ONLY IE MONTHS
Twenty-five voters attended the
school meeting held In this city at
10 o'clock Monday, and considera
ble Interest was shown In the dis
cussion of the length of term fur
the coming year.
By a vote of twenty-two favoring
the measure, the board was Instruct
ed to reduce the longth of term from
ten to nine months, although there
will be no changes in the amount of
salary paid to any of the Instruc
tors. Geo- P. Euston was elected to suc
ceed himself as clerk, while the
same honor was bestowed upon Dr.
Chas.'S. Edwards, the retiring di
rector on the board, and the two
year term made vacant by the res
ignation of O. C. Hyde was filled by
the election of Oeo. Nloolal (or the
All the elections mentioned were
unanimous, and the best of good hu
The school term will open on Sep
tember II, the second Monday In the
BUYS 1800 HEAD OF SHEEP
AND IN MARKET FOR MORE
Rector Aernwine returned today
from Ash wood, where he purchased
1800 head of yearling ewes and
wethers from T. 8- Hamilton. Ha
Is In the market for about 800 more
of the same ages, all tine wool stuff.
The prices being paid Is not made
public, but Is understood to be good,
SAWMILL BURNED lMt
The Demarla Brothers saw mill
was burned to the ground last night,
nothing being saved but the boiler
and engine room.
But a small amount of lumber was
lost however, the total finished pro
duct destroyed being but about 8,
The mill was In normal condition
at about 10:30 when the last truck
returned from Prineville where they
but before midnight the mill was In
flames and was quickly destroyed.
The mill was cutting on contract
for the Turn A Lum Company, and
about 760,000 feet of logs are In the
timber ready to be sawed. The mill
will perhaps be rebuilt soon.
CROOK COUNTY IRRIGATORS
In addition to the large number
of men who will march in the parade
in the uniform of the Crook County
Irrigators on July 4th, prizes are be
ing offered by the organization as
follows: Best decorated vehicle,
$10.00; second best decorated ve
hicle, $7. 60; third best decorated
vehicle, $6.00; best decorated mo
torcycle or bicycle, $6.00; moat or
iginally decorated vehicle, $6.00;
best decorated baby carriage con
taining baby, $5.00.
Get In line with your exhibits and
get one of these prizes.
We, the 'undersigned, agree to
close all day July 4th, 1921 and dur
ing the ball game Tuesday.
J. A. Stein & Son
J. E. Stewart & Company
Robinson & Clifton
W. F. King Company
The Michel Grocery Company
Cornett & Company
Crook County Journal.
FOR ALL CENTRAL
fRJ NEVILLE, CROOK COUNTY, OREGON
L SOLD AT GOOD PRICES ON MONDAY LAST
month, which is the same day the
high school opens, and the two will
run even terms the next year.
Teachers for the coming term
were announced as follows:
Miss Clodfelter, first grade; Miss
Reeves, second grade; Miss Comp
ton, third grade; Miss Carroll, the
fourth grade; Miss Allen, fifth
grade; Miss Young, sixth grade;
MIhs Emmons, seventh grade; Mr.
The teachers are all well known
here excepting three; Miss Clodfel
ter, who comes highly recommen
ded from Wasco schools. Mias Com
pton, from Tacoma, Washington,
and Miss Carroll, a recent gradu
ate from the state normal school at
Monmouth. AH these teachers
have had normal, school training,
and are highly recommended. j
Clerk Euston announced that the
district has $7784.80 In cash, Si,
600 la the CrookCounty Bank funds
and the fall tax collections to add' to
the funds for the coming term.
DEATH OF JAMES A- MOFFITT
After an Illness of about tour
weeks. James A. Moffltt, one of the
old settlers of this part of Oregon,
died at his home In Powell Butte on
Saturday evening at 6: SO o'clock.
His Illness was caused by an In
fection which developed blood pois
oning, and although the best medi
cal aid and nursing skill was pro
vided, his Illness was critical from
the first, and became mors severe
until the end.
Honest, cheerful, willing to help
his neighbors, always busy, active In
the affairs of the community, -Mr.
Moffltt held a place In the commun
ity that Is equaled by few and sur
passed by none.
, He will be missed by everyone,
and the loss Is not to the family alone
but to the community and the coun
ty. : He was born at Providence, R. I.,
March 31, 1868, and he was left an
orphan when but a youngster. He
came to California when alxteen
years of age. lived there until 1885,
when he moved to this county, and
rnde his home here continuously
since that date
He was married on October 12,
1884, to Mary Elisabeth Troth and
Is survived by his widow and six
children, Mrs. C. R. Harvey, James
T., Roy E., Orval T., Nellie S. and
Funeral services were held In
this city Monday at 2 o'clock, and
Interment was had In the I. O- O. F.
SHEEP ARE KILLED
BY RATTLE SNAKES
Ed Hartzog reports the loss of
several ewes from rattlesnake bite.
His sheep have been ranging on
Cogswell Creek, and a few days ago
a large ratler was killed by some
children who were plonicking In the
vicinity of the sheep. At the time
the snake was killed It was not
known that It was a rattler, but
close examination showed a small
button on the end of its tail. What
was supposedly its mate was killed
at the same time, but the snakes
after being killed were thrown In
the water and the second one was
not found. Mr. Hartzog is of the
opinion that the ewes were bitten
by the snakes by reason of the tact
that the later were unable to give
their usual sign of warning. Lake
view Examiner. 4 1
THURSDAY, JUNE 83, 1021
As Is always to be expected from
the Prineville team, the local aggre
gation of diamond artists played a
game of air tight ball at Bend Sun
day, resulting in a shut-out for the
mill town slab artists, and bringing
home the bacon for Prineville. a re
sult of good hitting, air tight pitch
ing by Tetherow and real head work
throughout the game by all hands
A good bunch of Prineville fans
atended the game, and their part In
the defeat of the mill town aggre
gation, who have been defeated so
many times by the Prineville team
that they have grown to expect
The play by Innings was:
Prineville, Mutt struck out, Bow
man to Young to Steldel, Bechtel
out, Ballentyne to Steldel.
Bend, Collier safe when Ellis foo
seled his grounder. Byberg struck
out, Merrill hit to "Tetherow" who
threw to Ellis, forcing Collier . at
second. Slate hit to Bonny who
touched second forcing Merrill.
Prineville, Ellis flyed out to
Byberg. McFarland out, Ballentine
to Steldel, Rosenberg struck out
Bend, Simpson out, Tetherow to
Rosenberg. Young struck out
Prineville, Bonny struck out Ire
land popped but to Byberg, Tetherow
struck out. 1
Bend, Ballentyne hit by pitched
ball) Taylor hit to pitcher who star
ted double play, Tetherow to Ellis
to Rosenberg, Collier out. Bonny to
Prineville, Mutt singled to center
field, Bowman busted out in same
field, Bowman busted out in the
same place. Mutt taking third. Bow
man purposly took a delayed to sec
ond, and while the Bend team and
the umpires were running him down
Mutt checked In with what later
proved to be the winning run, Bech
tell walked, Ellis sate when Byberg
let his grounder go to center field,
Bechtel attempted to go to third on
the play and was thrown out at 3rd,
Collier to Young, McFarland out,
Byberg to Steldel.
Bend, Byberg out Tetherow to
Ro'senberg, Merrill skyed to left
AUTO ON FIRE
BUT DAMAGES LIGHT
The Buick four belonging to Pete
Seggling caught on fire while climb
ing the grade west of Prineville on
Tuesday, from a broken gas line.
The damage was not to exceed $25
as the flames were soon exting
uished. J. B. SPARKS BUYS
THE LIBERTY THEATER
Sale of the Grand and Liberty
theaters by O. M. Whittington to the
Sparks Amusement Co., at a consid
eration known to be in excess of
$20,000, was announced this morn
ing by Mr. Whittington. The sale
becomes effective on July 1st. Mr.
Whitington will leave with his fam
ily by auto for New York City short
ly after Independence Day. Mr.
Whittington expects to re-engage
in the amusement business in the
E. T. Johnson, contractor on the
City of Prineville Railway, was in
Prineville this week making final
settlement tor the work done by his
CITY OFFICIAL PAPER FOR CITY OF PRINEVILLE '
A 1 TO 0 GAME
field, Ireland making a spectacular
catch. Slate out Tetherow to Rosen
berg. Fifth Inning
Prineville. Rosenberg out , By
berg to Steldel, Bonny walked, Ire
land popped out to Young, Tetherow
flyed out to Taylor.
Bend, Simpson struck, Steldel
skied to Babe Ruth Bowman in
right field, the Babe making a nice
catch, Young struck out.
Prineville, Mutt out, Byberg to
Steldel. Bowman out, Ballentyne to
Steldel Bechtel out, Yaung to Stel
del. Bend, Ballentyne popped out to
Bechtel, Taylor and Collier struck
Prineville, Ellis singled, McFar
land hit to short stop, who started
double play, Byberg to Ballentyne,
to Rosenberg, out Slate to SteideL
'"Bend, Byberg struck out Merrill
out, Ellis to Rosenberg, Slate flyed
out to Babe Bowman.
Prineville, Bonny out on pop fly
to Byberg, Merrill now pitching tor
nena, Merchant now batting - for
Ireland, struck out, Tetherow lined
out to Taylor.
Bend, Simpson sate on second
when Tetherow threw the ball out
past Pilot Butte, Steldel tlied out to
Mutt Young struck out Simpson
out stealing third, McFarland to
Prineville, Mutt out, Byberg ' to
Steldel, Bowman struck out Bechtel
flyed out to Simpson.
Bend, Ballentyne out, Tetherow
to Rosenberg, Taylor out, Tetherow
to Rosenberg, Collier lined out to
Mutt who made a wonderful shoe
string catch in center field.
Prineville Delashmutte, cf; Bow
man, It; Bechtel. 3b; Ellis, 2b; Mc
Farland, c; Rosenberg, lb; Bonny,
ss; Ireland, Merchant, rf; Tetherow
ShevlIn-HIxon Collier, cf; By
berg, ss; Merriii, lf-p; Slate, c; Simp
son, p-lf; Steldel, lb; Ballintine. 2b;
Taylor, rf. ,
Score by Innings: R. H. E.
Prineville, 0001000001 4 3
Shevlin, 000000000 0 0 0
DEATH OF GRANDMA
Grandma Spray, mother of Mrs.
C. M. Charlton, died at the Charl
ton home at Powell Butte Tuesday
at the age of 87 years and six days.
Mrs. Spray, whose maiden name
was Catherine Logan, was born In
Fullvie county. 111., she crossed the
plain in 1852 and the following was
married to Frank Guerin. Four
children three of whom are now
living, were in this family, he
children are A. L. Guerin of Salem
E. L. Guerin of Calgary, Canade
and MaryV. Charlton of Powell
She was married in 1881 to John
Spray, who has been dead for 28
years. Mrs. Spray was was united
the Chritian church at the age ot 18,
and her father was a preacher of
this faith. Funeralservices are
this faith. Funeral services are
being held today at two oclock.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Mason,
June 19, a boy.
A number of clips of local wool
sold In this city Monday afternoon
Prices for fine wools ranged from
15 to 17 1-4 cents, and a total of
about 150,000 pounds were sold, a
large part of which will be shipped
to Providence, Rhode Island. These
remaining purchases were made by
Burke, and will go to Portland.
Prices for the larger clips were:
S. W. Taney 1 17 1-4
J. Ralph Breeee 17
C. C Dunham 15 i-J
T. H. Lafollette 15 '
Ralph Profily . 15 3-4
I M. Mills 16 l-l
A. P. Jones 16 1-4
C- W. Starr. J. J. Johnson and Henry
Smith all sold small clips.
The following day a sale was held
in Shanlko at which prices ranged
from 13 to 20 1-2 cents.
Wheeler county wool growers
who sold their this year's produc
tion of wool at the Condon sale last
Friday are very well pleased with.
I me prices receivea.
One leading grower said that
while he predicted that prices would
advance slightly in the near fntnre
he" sold in order to get ready money
, with which to carry on his business.
'I did not think the advance
' wom -onrfi n.. .
walt, he said
j u l. Jones of Mitchell topped
j the market with 20 1-4 cents. Prices
p,ld otner wheels county gnver
are glTen as follows;
R. R. Keyea
S. B. Davia
F. A. Knox .
F. G. Shown
S. S. Barry ft Son
Esra Snabel . .
W. A. Anderton
A- M. Smith
Other leading growers did not sell
because all of their wool was no yet
in the warehouse. Wm. Rettie re
fused an offer from a buyer who
had not seen, his wool.
BIG BARN DANCE TO
BE HELD SATURDAY
Omar Wilson Is making elaborate
preparations for his barn dance, to
be held in the new warehouse Sat
urday evening. Strawberries and
ice cream are to be served by the
Johnson Creek Ladies' Aid Society,
whatever that is. and the affair is to
be the big social event of the season
tor the Johnson Creek contingent
The object of the affair is to buy
uniforms for the Johnson Creek
ja2? Band, and a capacity crowd is
1 Tickets will be sold at $1.10 in-
' clud,D8 war tax, and anyone wishing
to buy refreshments who does not
have tickets will be cared for.
FOR COUNTY FAIRS
Apportionment of the county fair
fund among the counties of the
state, anounced by Secretary of
State Kozer, allows $636.24 for Des
chutes, $401.98 for Crook, and
$379.43 for Jefferson. The fund,
which Is raised by a levey of one
twentieth of a mill on the taxable
property of the state, this year.
BUSINESS HOUSES URGED
TO DECORATE FOR FOURTH
The committee is urging owners Og
business house in the city to decor
ate for th celebration.
Decorations should be up not
later than July 2, and remain up
until the morning of the sixth.
An airplane has been circling ov
er the city during the past two days.
The visitor hopped across the Cas
cades from Eugene and had no dif
ficulty with snow on the summit, it