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About The Weston leader. (Weston, Umatilla County, Or.) 189?-1946 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 19, 1915)
"Lay on, MacBMf!"
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We're not asserting that MacDuff is the
name of your favorite hen, as it is more
properly a gamecock's monaker. But she'll
lay on just the same lay early and often
if you'll only feed her properly.
Tickle your chickens' gizzards with
WE WILL BE GLAD TO SUPPLY YOU
L, 1 O'Haira
(Phone Main 241)
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DR. C. H. SMITH
Physician and Surgeon
Office fai Brandt building:
X and POCKET POOL
Choice Apple Cider
and other Soft Drinks
J. B. Farrcns
CLARK WOOD, rsMWwr
Strieili in AfbMntt
DR. W. G. HUGHES
Office in the Elam Building, Milton,
Hours, 9 to 12 and 1 to 5.
Preston-Shaffer Milling Co.
Athena, Oregon . Waitsburg, Wash.
: American Beauty
I Upper Crust
, Made of selected Bluestem in one of the
best equipped mills in the Northwest.
Sold in Weston by
L I. O'Harra and D. R. Wood
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Per inch per month 0 IH
Per inch, mm insertion 3(1
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FEB. 19. 1915
Entered at Mm peiMfic at Wests. Orttjo,
as Mcend-claM axil avrttcr.
FAiiia uuns -sees the light."
The farther s farm is away from a
live town the less the land is worth.
Population as well as productiveness
makes for higher values. These facts
are so obvious as to need no supporting
When the farmer helps his nearest
town he indirectly helps himself. En
lightened self-interest should therefore
prompt him to buy at home what he
can get at home, and to send away for
such articles only as his home town
merchant is unable to supply. He is
striking at his local churches and
schools, his local opportunities for
pleasant community life, when he
helps s big mail order house to cut
a huge dividend melon as was recent
ly done by Sears Roebuck. Never a
slice comes bis way, although he has
contributed to the profits. The mail
order bouse contributes nothing to the
support of his community institutions.
When too late Hans Garbus, an Iowa
farmer, "saw the light." This is what
he says in a letter to an agricultural
"We farmers need awakening to the
fact that we have unmistakably reach
ed the period where we must think
and plan. I am one of the alow Ger
man farmers that had to be shown,
and I am now giving my experience
that others may profit, for knowledge
Is more expensive now than ten years
Twenty-nine years ago I began my
farm career. I had an old team and
ISO. Our furniture was mostly home
madechairs, cupboard and lounge
made from dry goods boxes, neatly
covered with ten-cent cretonne by my
girl wife. We rented eighty acres.
Being a boy of good habits I got all
-ceded machinery and groceries of
our home merchants on credit, until
fall crops were sold. The first year
was a wet season and I did not make
enough to pay creditors. I went to
each on date of promise and explained
conditions, paying as much ss possi
ble, and they all carried the balance
over-another year. They continued to
accommodate me until I was able to
buy a forty-acre piece of my own. .
'As soon aa I owned these few acres
the mail order houses began sending
me catalogues, and gradually I began
sending my loose change to them, tt-
f ling my accounts aiana in mj numv
town where I had gotten my irMm-
mo.lmlon when I needed It.
We then had one of the thriftiest
tittle village In the stle good line I
of business In all the branches, mr I
chants who were wilting to help an
honeat fellow over a bad year, and a
town, full of people who came twice a
week to trade and Visit. Our little
country town supported a library.
high school, band, ball team, and we I
had big eelebratlona every year.
"A farm near a live town soon dou
bles In value. I sold my tarty acre at I
a big advance and bought an eighty.
gradually adding to II until I had 10
acre of the brat land In Iowa. I then
felt no need of asking favor, and
found It eaay to patronise the mall
order agents that came almost weekly
to our door. I regret to My that I wsa
the first In the county to make up a
neighborhood bill and send It to a mall
order house. Though we got bit every
once In a while, we rot the habit of
sending away for start
"tirwduslly our merchants lessened
their stock of goods (or lack of pat
ronage. Finally w began to realise I
that when w needed a boll quickly I
tor machinery, or clothing for sick
ness or death, we had to wait and send I
away for It. which wasn't so pleasant.
One by one our merchants moved lot
places where they were appreciated, I
and men of less . energy moved In.
Gradually our town has gone down;
our business house are "tacky" In ap-i
pearance, a number are empty, our I
schools, churches and walks are going
down, we have no band, no library nor
ball team. There la 00 business done
In th town, .and therefor 00 taxes to
keep thing up. Hotel Is closed for
lack of travel. Oo down to the depot I
when the freight pulls In and you will
see the sequel In mall order package. I
"Nine year ago my farm was worth I
tits an acre; today rd have a hard
matter to sell It at tl7 an acre. It
la too far from a live town' so every I
farmer has said that wants to buy. It I
wanta a place near schools and I
churches, where his children ran hsvel
advantages. I have awakened to the I
fart that In helping to pull the town
down. It has coat me IS.tOO In nine)
THE DANGER OF TOO MANY DILLS
Between them, John Bull and Kaiser I
BUI have squelched any romantic long-
ing we may have ever indulged for "A I
Life on the Ocean Wave, Horn on I
the Rolling Deep,"
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(J. E. Murphy in the Oregon Journal.)
TV,.;..,. Timtan, SJCl l.k I
books circulated at Athena aa against WOMAN MAKES SUCCESS
ISO at Weston but perhaps they may
have more time to read in the suburbs.
OF MOUNTAIN FARMING
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Chicago tailors say that man needs
1006 a year to dress on, and we will
Pond care-free wife, what would you
henceforth try hard not to And this do If the husband whom you married
sum inadequate. in your young womannooa wer. 10
leave you to fight out alone the bat-
fmmtmA AO. Hivi nn hmm tut itnmii)i
. , ,v . ,j- call the world cruel and cold. 01
trouble-nor any other of mundane I u do M u Heubcrger did
The Palo Alto. California, man who tie of life.
Would you become aiscouragcn una
you do s Mary rieuocrger urn 1
Mary Heuberger la a mtie. pieaa
snt mannered woman who live on
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f..r 111 l.i Him I, i. ... jit .... . . w inn mountain. wi i u, m ..
Cartoonist Murphy will perhaps agree . M Kh.
with us that the legislature ia not alone CI,BlM, a dcrW l,rng forever the
in being embarrassed by too many bills, bonds of mstrlmony connecting her
... with her husbsnd. John Heuberger
w . . . . . . . bonds that still held the nr'
Music may have charms, but certain bu onIy u , worry n(l , handicap,
savage breast are not perceptiDiy ltaT ,n has not seen him for 11 years,
soothed bv the American notes. I This Is her story:
When botn were young ana mr
wmm mnM rn.., than brlnrs In the
We may be permitted to judge from ,roi Mary married John
his witticisms that the Oregon senate Heubereer. It wss In Iowa, back In
ha mn fWMMnnnal hritrht Dsv. I 18S3.
ro cniiaren wcrv uwin "'
rlage. Thinking to better their condl-
Just about now an ounce of discre- ' hey moved to California. The
1. K.,,.. ..,A r.t ..U. nusoana oen m ", ..... R.
, hv hard work were wasted
The wife becamo a nurse. The hus
band, becoming more hardened ss he
more and more became a slave to his
This week' timely rain will put reckless habits, deserted her II years
W,rii In Ida nnnim airain arith mn I BIO. Then the lone Wife began to
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ms.i nar own nvina. m.v iliwu
the part of Uncle Sam.
abundant grain crop.
Our own was at least a eivil war.
JARMAN TAKES CHARGE
OF FREEWATER STORE
boarding house, end worried along In
a humble way.
She was alone now, and It Is when
we are alone sometimes, that the gr?nt
power within ua asserts Itself. 80 It
wss with the deserted wife. She wss
free to do as she pleased and the out
come mattered little. Who cared? The
boarding house down In California was
traded, sight unseen, as the boys sny
when they trade knives at school, for
1(0 acres of farm land on Weston
Mrs. Houbergnr tried to
D. B. Jarman. former Weston mer
chant, has taken a position with the I mountain
A. Schmidt Mercantile Co. at Free- runt tha land bv communicating with
water, and will have full control of persons from her California abode, but
their dry goods department. Mr. Jar- the rents did not come, so she rusolvcd
man and family are moving to Free- to make her own home on the land.
water this week to make their home. I Today, uo on Weston mountain. Mr.
Mr. Jarman was engaged In mer- Heubcrger has a comfortable home.
chsndlslng In Weston and Athena fori She has been-bold enough to experl-
t years, and has an enviable reputa- m,nt In farmin and has developed
Hon as a progressive businees man and the diversified Idea. Bhe has fru't,
upright citizen. Ho waa successful In hogs, vegetables and chickens and a
both towns, and the recent closing of bank account
the Jarman Department atore at We- Talking with her attorney. Will M.
ton was In no sense due to any failure Peterson, Mrs. Heuberger told how. In
of the business Itself. It waa well con- the summer, she often arises at I
ducted and paid a good profit, but un- o'clock In the morning and begins the
fortunate outside land lnvestmenta long drive to Pendleton, where she
caused Mr. Jarman's financial dlffl- disposes of the produce of her farm
cultlee. In a word (or phrase) "side- to Pendleton merchants. The trip Is
walk farming" was responsible. At made In a day, and by reason of her
that, he was not compelled to Close eary rising Mrs. Heuberger Is able to
his store, but did so voluntarily In or- return at eventide In time to care for
dor that aM of his creditors might be the chickens and hogs before she ro-
protected and their claims fully satis- tires to rest from the day's toll
fled. He turned over all of his prop-1 . What would vnu have done. con.
erty and ends his bustaeas career at tented wife. If Mrs. Heuberger's lot
Ivnl 'ft WT- V- -Wr
Elght-Foot Cedar Fence Posts
tarred or untarred, at right prices
Large supply of
Lehigh Portland Cement
Remmerer Lump Coal
Dry Wood, sawed or 4-foot
hialiW?r.itefck.4iV,,XU-i.irltti.f Vtrt.Wi IXHIihl mi I
Furnished and Printed at the Leader office
Sixty (minimum) $0 75.
One hundred 1 00
Two hundred 1 60
Each additional hundred 0 30
Weston with a clear record.
From two to three montha each
year. In the fall, Mr. Jarman will take
vacation from the Schmidt store and
had been your lot?
go on the road for an eastern rubber wf th" " J"1 wpr
house, making his headquarters at
Denver. He Is well qualified as a
salesman; and should "make good" In
that capacity. Prior to coming to Ore.
gon he received his business training
Much regret la expressed at Weston
Wayne Compton, Owenn Compton and
Among those present were Mr. snd
Mrs. Henry Compton, Mr. and Mrs.
Emery Faust,' Mr. snd Mrs. Ben Lee,
Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Dowd, Mr. and
Mrs, W. L. Rayborn, Mr. and Mrs. A.
wr lha ilnurfiin n( Ur Jiritinii mil vn. r. una Mrs. &a. i newer, r,
his estimable family, whom Freewater n1 M- w ,. Mr. and Mrs. Itoy
l. lnrt.rt fnrtunata In addina- to Ita MV! Mra. Jack Stamper, Mine Maggie
VBUWH nnMli. 4 - l nil1
ford Price, Bert Ferguson, J. R. Eng
lish, J. 8. Nell, Raymond Ferguson
Honntali School EaUrtalmnent Vne;ter re.rg,on; f.";" J r
iac?nDur-, ej. xiHnnaii, tf. rerua.n, ci-
The Lincoln's Birthday program at mer Ferguson, Will Gould, W. Kay, O.
the Weston mountain school, district I Olson.
No: it, was successfully rendered In
every way and pleased a large num
ber of patrons who assembled at the
School Supervisor J. A. Teager was
among those present, and he speaks In
praise of the .program and of the work
of tho school, of which H. W. Cope
land Is teacher. It Is quite evident
that the splendid supper served to
all present also made a hit with Mr.
Teager, who Is credited with the
words: i '
"For a really good time, a big feed
and a thrill of educational enthusiasm,
district No. 4 ranks with the best."
Tho program was rendered as pub
lished In last week's Leader, with th
exception that three pupils contribut
ed pleasing number . whose, names
Pullman Porter-lfcisn. yo" sho' a in
dusty. Passenger ire!gnedly Well,
you may brush off about a nickel's
More than we ne la more than we
need and only bard en to th bearer.
On Thing Settled.
"I understand Jone ba Just fallen
Into a llttl money." -.
"That so? Beside buying a ear.
what do you suppose be will do with
Detroit Free Press.
Railroad & Navigation Co.
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FIRST SALE DATE FEBRUARY 20TH
Local Lodge Directory
For (all Information, ticket, etc dreu
W. W. SMITH, Afent, WesUn
R. BURRS, D. r. P. A., Willi Will
8TEVK.N8 LODOK NO. 4t, K. OF P.
Mt every Wed needs . evening.
J. K. Enfflish, C V. Clark Woodr
K. of H. A 8.
WWTON rDOB NO. US, A. F. At A.
M. Meet every secovMV ami fonrth
Haturilay In each month. Kkchartl
Morrison, W. M. U. II. Davis, Meg.
WKSTON LODOK NO. M, I. O. O. f.
Meets evsry Thursday erenlnif. W,
H (lould, N. n. A. A. Kevs, Kee.
rieo.; V.. U. DeMoss, Kin. Hec.
WIJiTON CAMP NO. 1)2, W. O. W.
Meet Hie llrsl anil lliirtl Kalunlsv
of each nionlh, Monro Tamer, C,
C:, 1. i. Ileeler, Clerk.
KURKKA AHMEMBT.Y NO. ti, UN
Wi A rtlwiiiH. Meeift the Hint and
third Montlnvs in each month, Nel
lln Maylieu, M. A. 'rance C, Wood,
8TKPHANIE TKMPLB WO. W. PY-
thlan HUiers. Meet th seetind and
fourt h Mondays in eah month. Ann
O'Harra, M. K. V. Alio K. Prhr, M
of H. & V.
HIAWATHA HKBEKAH LODGB
No. HH. Meets tha second am) fourth
Tuesdays of euch month. Anna O'
Ifarra, N. O. Odessa Klrkpatrktk,
liec. 8e. Lottie Urgndt, Fin. Hee,
CKKSCF.NT CHAPTER NO. fj, O. ;
K. 8. Meets the second and fourth
Fridays of each month. Mrv K.
Homes, VV. M. Alice K Hrice.'Seo.
Pittsburg, Ps. There are tft.OOO
men on the payroll of th U. 8. Buet