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DAILY LAST OSSGOKIAN, IEXDIXTCN, CHITON, SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY 1; 1031.
VETERANS FILL MANY
COUNTY OFFICES FOR
Joe Blakely, A. 0. Funk, 0. P.
Strain, C. H. Marsh and W.
R. Taylor Will Return to
Private Life With New Year
Around the Umatilla county court
house yesterday a hit of different at
mosphere than UMial. It was the Inst
lay of the year 120 and the final day
for several of those holding county
office or deputy positions. The feel
In was that the "old order chaneeih.'
lor of those who stepped down and out
moRt are veteran who have given
many years in the service.
Oldest in point of service to step
out, perhaps ,1s Joe Blakely. deputy
sheriff. Ever since the year of the
Spanish-American war, 1891, he has
held this position save for one year
when it was chief of police In Pendle
ton. . When William Blakely was sher
iff. 82 years ago, Joe Blakely first
served under his brother. He contln-
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urd throughout Til Taylor's IS years
as sheriff, for his short term as chief.
Now he is to return to private life.
At.other veteran In the sheriffs of
flee who will be found missing In 1921,
Is A. C. Funk, tax collector. On Jan
uary 1, 1902, he took up his duties and
since that time has handled the rolls
and the thousands of dollars paid by
taxpayers In this county. He will en
ter business with It, E. McLean In In
surance and real estate, haplng pur
chased, with him, the Matlock-Uinti
0. r. Strain, oldest assessor In point
of service in Oreon, Is another 18-year
veteran to bid good-bye to. his court
house haunts. He has had, like Mr.
Fhnk, continuous service In his offi
cial position and haa seen Umatilla
county grow from a small unit, In val
ue, to the most prosperous and most
valuable county in the state outside of
Multnomah. Hhis deputy for eight
years, R, O. Hawks, succeeds him.
LARCENY AND FORGERY
ARE 1ST PREVALENT
.UUlBUltSlS OK EVERETT TRUE
Hardened Criminals Are Many
in Custody of Sheriff for
Year Just Ending, Says Rec
ord Book of Prisoners.
County Judge C. H. Marsh, who re
tires, has served Umatilla county six
years, and his colleague Commission
er B. 01 Anderson, for four years.
W, R. Taylor, who served for the
past five months as sheriff following
the murder of his brother. Til Taylor,
by Nell Hart, was a deputy at Athena
during all the time his brother was
sheriff. He was connected with the
sheriff's department closely for 18
Although It la a passing of the old
order, the passing la not to make room
for youth. Zoeth Houser, new sheriff,
held that office more than two dec
ades ago and is now in his sixties.
Mr. Hawkes, assessor, also haa grey
hair. The two new county commis
sioners are in their mid-forties.
Ma Hundred Twenty-One
We herewith wish ros ail much prosperity and pro
grew in 1921 and a great measure or Health and hap.
We believe hi sentiment In business not the Insipid
kind but sturdy, friendly sentiment. We hope to
make this friendly feeling work to your advantage;
your success will mean our success.
Yonr business and your co-operation have contribut
ed greatly to the progress of this bank.. The recom
mendations of our friends have brought us many new
accounts. We wish to thank you for such co-opera-Uon
which we shall always endeavor to merit.
'Strongest Sank in Gcutern Oregon"
While extending to you the old, old
wish that you may enjoy a Happy New
Year, we take this occasion to express
our appreciation of your friendship
and the opportunity to serve you al
ways. Jim Beard
I-arceny and its twin brother, rob
bery. was the most common crime for
which criminal arrests were made by
the sheriff's office of Fmnlilla. county
during the year of 1920. Forty-one
crrests were made in which the prln
clpal8 were charged with one or the
other of these crimes. Forgery and its
allies, obtaining money by false pre
tenses, short changing and worthless
checks, claimed 19..
There were 133 persons booked on
the blotter as arrests during the year,
a number smaller than for the year
1919, but representing, for the most
part, a largo number of hardened cri
minals "who were eventually sentenc
ed to prison or Jails terms or fined.
The recapitulation or records for the
year is exclusive of prisoners kept In
the jail while In transit in care of of
ficers from other counties. , '
Several of the cases of larceny and
robbery also carried with them charg
es of other crimes, the records show.
Three of the five men In the Til Tay
lor murder case were orginally ar-
cested for robbery. Neil Hart, alias
Kmmett Bancroft, who hanged for
the shooting of the late sheriff, and
Jim tiwens, alias Elvle Kerby, under
sentence to hang for participation in
the crime, were partners in a daring
holdup and robbery of some Indian
homes near Cayuse during the Indian
Fourth of July observance. Jack
Rathle, alias John Laffebean, "third
member of the jailbreakers sentenced
tq hang, robbed a local store in May.
Two Were IVrug Preveyors
Two men recently arrested for lar
ceny were also found to have been
engaged in the drug traffic and were
listed as larceny cases. Only one
case of illicit drugs possession was
hooked as such by the county Jail.
Thirteen persons who were arrested
for bootlegging or operation of stills,
were brought to the county jail dur
ing the year. A large number of oth
ers were never booked as prisoners
they gave bond at once upon arrest or
had their trial on the day of the ar
rest and paid their fine.
Three forgers were among the six
who left the county jail on July 25
in the jail break and murder of the
sheriff. Irvin L. Stoop and Floyd
Henderson, now serving life terms,
were orginally picked up for passing
worthless checks at Umatilla. Al
bln IJndKen is in prison for four years
Sixteen arrests were recorded here
of men wanted in other parts of the
state and nation for crimes. Includ
ed in this list were cases of bigamy,
grand larceny, auto theft and white
slavery. About an equal number ot
prisoners wanted here were arrested
elsewhere for local officials.
Auto theft during the past year ran
In bunches, the nine arrests for this
crime taking place within a short per
iod. Virtually evesy car theft from
this section was checked up and sev
eral were held for other localities.
Many Coses Are listed
The other classifications for which
arrests of persons were made by lo
cal officials included: assault and
battery, 1; alleged syndicalism, 1:
miscellaneous, 6; insane, 7; beat
ing board bills, 1: parole violaters,
4; white slavery,, 3; shortchange, 1;
non-suport, 2; drunk, 1.
During the past year there was one
'"' "nre ;, that of July 25, In which
Nell Hart shot and fatally wounded
Sheriff Tilman D. Taylor, for 18 years
sheriff of this county. Six men es
caped at that time, only one, Albin
Lendgren, escaping trial on the charge
of murder. The other five. Hart,
Owens, Rathie, Stoop and Henderson,
were - all convicted of ' first degree
murder. Hart hanged on November
5. Owens and Rathie were to be
executed December 3, but sentence
was stayed pending their appeal. The
other two are serving life terms.
Since July 26, W, R. "Jinks" Tay.
lor, brother of the receased sheriff,
has been in the office, and has made
a record for efficiency equaling It
-nany respects that of his late bro
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COYOTE BOUNTY COSTS
More than twice the appropria
tion made by Umatilla county for
scalp bounties for the year of 1920
was used in paying for the pelts of
predatory animals' 'brought to . the
county clerk's office. County Clerk
R. T. Brown drew warrants totaling
$3041 for this item of county expense,
against 13267 expended in 1919 for
the same purpose. The appropriation
for bounties for 1920 was $1600.
Nine hundred and sixty-four pelts
were presented for bounty during the
year. Of this number all but pro
bably bn per cent were of coyotes.
An occasional lynx, or bobcat is list
ed In the records of the clerk but
coyotes, both puppies and grown, 'are
the chief prey of the predatory ani
The county gives' S4 for each fe
male coyote scalp which Is presented I
to the county clerk. For males and
puppies it pays S3. Bobcat bounties
are $2. The decline in costs over
the 1919 figure Is declared due to
two factors, the first being the suc
cessful campaign carried on for the
extermination of coyotes and the sec
ond the reduction .from $5 to It for
female coyotes, made in May, 1919.
April Is the largest month for scalp
bounties, as It is the time when coy
otes are nesting. Litters of the young
usually number eight to ten and-dos-ens
of these litters were raided dur
ing April. Bounties paid by the clerk
In that one month totaled $969. -The
lightest month was September when
only $26 was distursed.
The Indians, who, according to le
Kend, formerly believed coyotes a de
fled animal, are now among those who
trlng In their pelts and receive bounty
for them. No longer does the native:
allow his superstitutions get the bet
ter of him and the coyotes that lurks
about his sheep or other stock is llke-
ly to be the victim of the unerring
rifle aim. Many women are among
those who have claimed bounty . for
, Tour friendship and patronage, has.
helped us to close a prosperous 1920. 1
,. May the coming year bring you '
great success and ambitions realized.
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THE MORE CAREFUL YOU ARE
TO BUY THE BEST COAL THE
MORETERTAIN YOU WILLfeE TO
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Q4Uty Qnitttr Ssrvics
The Joke Was on John
A Present That Worked Both Ways
A Story With a Moral
Th plant was installed, the wiring
JMPJpht4 a4 it was not long before
j ITS BEER!
Standing at the pinacle of the year, looking back
upon, what success has been achieved, we cannot help
feeling grateful for the hearty support given by our
friends the local households.
And looking ahead toward the year just appear
ing on the horizon, may we hope for a continuation
of that support which not only will prove of mutual
advantage, but will make for an ever greater success
in the New Year.
With these thoughts uppermost in mind, we can
meaningly wish you
A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR
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You have heard the atory of the
woman who bought her hubsand a,
beautiful sewing machiM Jar a pres
entbought it on the installment
plan and left the payments to him.
This same thing happened right
here in our community not so long
ago and the whole story is worth
For convenience welt call the hus
band "John" and the wife "Mary."
Well, John accepted the sewing
machine alright accepted it as a joke,
though he was considerably wrought
tip when the bills came in.
But leave it to the women they
are all alike. And, as usual, there was
both method and wisdom in Mary's
madness. She hid been doing all at
her own sewing by hand and her own
sewing meant the kids and John's loo.
So it wasn't long before John began
to realize that the sewing machine
'was one of the most valuable presents
he had ever received or that any
wife had ever given herself.
- His shirts were made quicker and
better, his mending was done with
greater dispatch and more care, the
children had more clothes and at less
cost, his wife dressed better, end
looked better and she had more limt
to devot to other matters around the
So John met the bills with a pre
tended reluctance and made up his
mind he'd get even with the wife. He
appreciated the good he personally got
from the sewing machine, but he didn't
relish the joke.
Christmas was the day John planned
to spring his surprise.
Says John, to himself, says he, "I'll
buy the wife a beautiful Electric
Plant for her present Yes, I'll buy
the tst that's made I'll buy her a
t alley Light and Home Electric Power
"With It Til have all the light I
want m the barn; I'll flood the yard
with light so that I can see where I'm
going and what I'm doing; I'll have
running water in the barn for the
stock; I'll run the cream-separator,
the fanning mill and the grind stone
by electricity; I'll milk the cows by
electric machines. Here's where I get
even at last"
So John ordered the Lalley from his
local dealer and presented his wife
with the bill of .sale on Christmas
The wife accepted it with cold In- ,
difference; John chuckled; the kids
John was enjoying the fruits of his
efforts. Every plan had been carried
out to the letter, snd the Lalley
big in Power and Efficiency went
humming away quietly, day in and day
out, saving John many hours of bard
toil and many good hard dollars,
John had had his revenge good
natured though it was. But how about
the wife, was she down-hearted? Not
She.. : . ,
One night when John was quietly
enjoying his paper and his pipe under
the bright light of an electric bulb, he
heard the purring of the sewing ma
chine. Glancing up, the jest he had
ready to spring was stopped by what
he saw. There was that same sewing
machine his machine hts present
from Mary, actually being operated by
the Lalley Plant her plant her present
- Can you Imagine it? and what's
more John discovered new things and
new contraptions most every day. (
There was the washing machine)
being operated by the Lalley an elec
tric iron had taken the place of the old
flat iron; a vacuum sweeper went
humming merrily over the floors; the
churn was electrically driven; hot
water flowed from the faucet in the
kitchen sink and in the bathroom; and
the Laiiey even toasted his breakfast
bread and supplied heat for an electric
curling iron for the benefit of the kids
and his wife. . .
John saw the wisdom of it all he
saw that the joke he planned for his
wife was really on him. He saw that
the Lalley was not only making things
more convenient for him in his work
saving him time and making him
money but that it was also benefiting
him in his home, and in saving his wife
and family many hours of drudgery, ft
was here also saving him money.
So the Lalley was performing
service which went far beyond John's
expectations; it was not only doing the
work unfailingly doing it efficiently,
silently, economically, and without
trouble, but trwas doing more work
doing it better.
Moral: It's a mighty poor electrk
plant which won't work both stays me .
a present, which won't tvorh mil ways
I id always.
' Come in and get all the facts and the
proofs for Lalley superiority. We have
them and will be glad to give them
Overbeck & Cooke
Pendleton, Walla Walla, Fortlaad
Member of Chicago Board ot
Private Wire to all Exchanges
Stocks Bonds Grain
Room Jodd Bldg. Phone IM
Two of the most homelike hotels
n Portland, located In the heart ot
the shopping and' theater district
All Oregon Electio trains stop at
the SEW AJU HOTFj the House of
Cbeen, Excellent dining room In
connection. T1LH HOTRL COR
N EIJC8, the House of Welcome, la
only two short blocks from the Se
ward. ; Our brown busses meet all
trains. Kates f 1,50 and up,
. W .C. CCLBEKTSON, Prop.
Dr. Lynn K. Blakeslee
Cbronlo said Nervous Diseases s4
Olissais U Women. Z-Bay Keotre
rentals Bldg. fteeat II
STOP AT ;
609 Mtta -Street
Be ns make douahnuU like
I mother used to make. Tab
Iilosen hut ones home-
Try our home matte nl nr
1 fresh doughnuts with a cup of
lood coffee served at the conn-
Open from 7 a. m. to
Sundays 10 a. m. to
12 p. m.
This native woman Is a familial
gars at Bridgetown race-track,
Barbados, British West Indies
She's a traveling bar carries a
tank of beer on her bead and sells
Jl by Us muglui. - '
Be Sure See the LALLEY First
STURGIS & STORIE
PKDM-.TOjr, ORK. WAI,W WAHjA - , -
HeaJaaarters for Electrical Eaalpmant for the Farm and Rural Home
WE WISH YOU ONE AND ALL A HAPPY -AND
PROSPEROUS NEW YEAIV
We take this means of expressing- our appre
ciation of your patronage for the, past year and
'may we still continue to serve you with a smile.
Highway Service Station
E. Court and AlU SU.
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