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THE BOARDMAN MIRROR
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HOARDMAN, MOKKOW COUNTY. OREGON
I KHRI ARY 13, 1925
Boardman Locals and Personals
'I'hi' m.i mpn t hy of the rouiuiunKy Is
i . mlr.l i,, Hit' family In their sad
Install Grange Officers
Messrs Hum Hhcll ail Clin. Oil
lahnllgll Hinl Mix I'Iihm. Wlcklander,
Installed II Hirers '( l)M newly or
ganised Grange hi siniirhid on In
Monday night Stunflcld Grange Iiiin
.i dii'iiiIk'In iti HiIn i Inn. Efforts are
to In' iniiilf now to form m Pomona
Grange III tblf pictiliii.
New Shop I'liri'iniin Here
Walter Henry, a long time friend
of Mr. and Mik furrey iiimI m printer
of Hoini' J."i yours experience' has ac
cepted till' "lto II K foll'IIIHII lit l tic
Currej Printing Companv's shop. Mr.
Henry, arrived rrnin Portland On Thm
i In j evening iiml Iiiin Ih'i'H getting
fniiillliir with tin' run of the shop
Mr Huuiar Casou returned (hi I
week from Portland,
Tin- Lee Mead family were qua ran
tlni'il iu Sunday twt'UUKf of scarlet
Mrs. Vlbbert, mother of Mrs ( has
Dillon, returned to her home ill data
nay thl week.
t'lia. l.atourelle wan over frotB lb p
(mer the fore purt of the week attend ,
InK to builncss here.
F. H Edmunds I having a ear M
liny shipped from hi-- ninth here to
Chan Marshall wan visiting In B
f Iks over the week eml. returning I '
work at The I)allis on Sunday i-miiIih:
Chas. N l.ir Willi to Mike MulllKuti
this week. T0 henil of to P. TW
leaves Mr. Niter with only al 01
Cta ml White, who has Imsh absent
I mm the project fur a year, retilrm I
tliU week Mini will fiirui his own run li
Mrs llurrv Warren underwent nil
peretlnn for goitre ou Tuesday in
I'ortlaud, atnt ijt Ian! report was Im
Kittle It'. ".in Knaufr met with u
painful accident last week, nl her
III mllQI upset a Isittle of lyso In hat
lup Inflict I iik painful bWM
Mrs Dau liancler was ealhl to Pen
dletou on Weilneailay to nurae her
joiiuuer ulster Mrs Otto Stoll. WOfl i
serlously ill with pneumonia.
Buster Itumla luis ts-en MM) I n
lug school vacation tin? past wii-l .
trapping skunks lie has seven skunk
pelts, one badger anil two coyotes to
Tbi A T Ayres faintly w ho hm .
en sick for several weeks with the
artet fever, were released from 1 1 1 - -iiiarantlne
ou Wednesday buiI tln-lr.
lu me fumigated.
Italph Humphries I another form
cr resilient, who luis retitrueil to Hoard Congrmmin Evorttt Sanc'ers of In.
man He and Mrs Hiimphrh "- arrived oiana la to become secretary to tha
but week ami will make their hone Pr.sid.nt when C. Baacom S.emp qulta
in their farm for the ensuing year
Mrs Edward Field Sanford, Jr.,
sculptor anil wife of a relehrateil New
York sculptor, applying the right tlnta
to th Dm figure of "Flora," which li
eight feet high and will be erected In
front of the atate capltol of Call-
m . .nvamr forma
Historical Spots Along Old Oregon
Trail From Seaside to Idaho Line
on March 4.
Owing to the rumor of a visit to till
MlclnlV of Sheriff Mi I luff. there
1 ax I i - li an iKUm lu iMiyne nt of
ilog taxi-a the past week If this lax Is
not paid, there Is a fine of $10 00 :i
J F. ami .1. M. Ouggau. iimie n n I
nephew from Whltcouih WashliiKlon.
have leased NO acres of the Harrison
farm, and will take pNctoii alunii
Muni! I II Wnnnr drew iii lie
papers for the ileal
Mra. Hcmler of The Unlhs Is here'
assisting Mrs. Dillon, while she In re
cuueraltng from her recent operation
John Hrlce Is the wiswMsor of a new
riding pony, which he obtained In a
luffle trade with Pat Pattee.
Mr. and Mm. Paul DeMiium ami
ami have movisl from Messner, an I
lire at present at The Dulles, vlsltliin
Mth relatives. Mr. Mnuro has sever
al isisltlotiM 111 view, hut has not I -elded
yet what he will take up.
On Sunday Feliruarv N. a nhe uw
pound girl arrived at the home of Mi
ami Mrs. Holit. Wllsou.
Traffic Officer U'wellyn. has heeii
nabbing the siai'dera- on the I'oliimblii
Highway out of Bmirtltnan this week.
I .ait Hiiturday Mra. ('has. Mi Hun
tela had the misfortune to Hip on n
piece of carpet and fall and (Hl0Ctt
her knee. Ur. daunt from Ooodotl
was called and put the knee lu u
(loverniuent trappera A. holt and Wll
Hams have Imh-ii very nticcessful the
paat itwo wneks In this vicinity. aThey
have b&u .using Isilh poiNoueil bull
and trnpa and have averaged a-coyote
n day. Tom Miller hna trapped 10
coyotea this winter and aeveral oilier
of the fanners of thla aectlon have
tHppd and poisoned the peslH.
Vale, Or Danger of an epidemic of
diphtheria and smallpox was foreseen
here by city officials. ami others aa a
rnsult of the flooding of Vnle and
surrounding territory through the
bursting of the irrigation dam on Bully
creek hist Thursday.
With from 2000 to 40no head of
cattle and sheep lying It ad In the low
lands west of Vale toward Bully creek,
where they were (aught by the rush
Ing waters and drowned, and with
every basement and lower floor of
Vale's residences anil business houses
filled with mud and vlehris, the altua
tion from a health standpoint was
viewed with apprehension.
The IohhMii property here and In
adjacent territory swept by the flood
now Is placed close to $500,000 In
stead of $250,000, aa at first eattmated.
ITALY'S DEBT NOT FUNDED
Borah Informed No Arrangements
Made for Settlement.
Waehlngton, D. C &crotry Mel
Ion Informed Chairman Borah of the
Minute forelgu rulatlona committee
that the troasury had beun advlaed of
no proposals looking to sottloment of
the Italian war debt.
The aucretary'a letter, written In
reply to a personal Inquiry by the
Idaho Bctiatnr, said that tho debt,
November 15, 124. totaled $2,097,347.
122.82, made up of caah advances prior
to November 11, liMH, amount Inn to
$1,031,000,000, auhHequent ndvancoB of
$017,034,060.00 ami accrued interest of
$449,477,924.86. The Italian govern
moot Had been credited with "amount
returned" In tho aum of $164,852.94.
i By Mrs. Helen Myers Warren i
SlHle (.iialnnan lllste.le S. s 1 1. A It.
The John Day Itlver coursing its
way through rough rocks ami bills
was named for John Day. one of the
I member of the Price Hum party, who
with Ben Jones ami Botajft Smart and
other are credited - The Platte route
of the old trail". John Day whs the
son of . Unloose Hay of Culpa PPeT, "o.
Vh. This family was consplclous in
ally history of Virginia He died on
the south side of the t'olumbla river
about Astoria Feb. HI, iso. He left
a will (see history lu wrap laxiki. He
probably was a revolutionary soldier.
Then' Is carved on a ris k at John I-iy
liver the figure of a man, honling on
i'ii ii i abort his iiea. i iTnd the other
one over Ills heart. I M6 picture In
Willow ( reel.
The old Trull cross -it Willow Creek
"t Cecil lx mt twenty miles nbove the
inoiith, Bsri Meeker placed n marker
The nearest point to Wells Spring",
on the old Trail, where Col, Cornelius
Cllllnui was accident I v shot nud killed
on March Mtb, M4S. (see notea In
scrap book I, there are li: uiiknown
graves on the Old Trail at Wells
Springs Kara Meeker chlsled on n
stone here these words, "Old Oregon
There is a topographical napping of
the first survey on the crown of this
rock, tnaiklng the base line. Not far
from this place a battle took place.
Col. Ollllam ami Capt. McKay's men
met the Cayuae Indians and Chief
tlrey Kugle was killed, and Chief Five
( lows was wounded. These springs
are well shaped and deep Mr Smith
(wrote In her titer? of IN47, "We had
I tO stn.i up nil night to keep our oxen
jfron getting In these holes of water
I see BOtel of h.lttle ill sernl biHlk.l
t'mtilla er I'malilla
Which means shifting sands, was
the home of a tribe of Indiana who
had a burying ground in a large grove
of Will. m i revs, these treea died and
-an. Is bleu away from the bodies and
relics of these Indians
A viiluabk collection was aent to
the Chicago World Fair by Mra. Kuu
ay, an old resident of I matllla. This
was t lie only trailing and ahipping
point east of The Pnlles, Isjats brought
freight to lie taken to It deatinatlon,
as far as Boise, Idaho and other mill
ing plai-es. i we scrap book.) Joe
M'ek and RotMfl Newell brought Dr.
Ui, moan's wagons in 1S40. which he
had left at Ft. Hall, and croaacd the
j Columbia river to go up to Walla Wal-
This plm-e waa once called Fort
Henrietta, tor MaJoV Granville O. Hal
lers wtfa. A fort was built by Major
(iiliin In 1806. Here was the head
Uiuartera of tin Indian reservation,
which was later moved to Pendleton.
Mr. Koontz built a grist mill which
was known as the Henrietta Mills
When the ton n was incorporated It
" .is railed Kcho for Mr Koontz' daugh
ter. The wagon road crossed the Uma
tilla river at F.cho and meandered over
the hills to Willow Creek.
The place where the road dlvldea,
one to Walla Walla, the other the
Old Oregon Trail to the eaat. now a
gicut highway. The old mission and
1 ii 1 1 ii ii reservation where the reinu
utit of the trils-s are quartered. Is lo
ratad near the foot of Cabbage hill,
not far from Pendleton. It waa my
great pleasure to take the hand of
Chief Stleeas daughter while at Mea
chuiu. She lives on this reservation.
On the old Oregon Trail Is a ky
line linulevard, mounting up and up
to the eternal blue, the crowning glory
i f tlie Blue Mountains, this bill ia
covered with a lurge leaf plant which
looked much like rablaige, and I wond
ered it' this is how It got Its name.
Wild flowers wave and nod at. you.
Here you get a panoramic view of the
Umatilla Valley, wonderful lu color
ing like a putchwork quilt, with thoas
auda of acres of wheat and grain for
Entering rhe timber we came to
where three men were killed by the
Indians In 1878, and lay for several
days before found. This is the place
where we would have welcomed the
oxen, the road was not finlahad. ant
was muddy and rough. It seemed
tbey only would la- able to pull ua
Which has not ceased to flow sine"
our fathers di-ank of it and camped
there in the old days. A drinking
fountain should Is- PteOd at these
springs, and preserve them for one of
our ahrlnes. This Is at the summit of
the Blue Mountains. We folloivci the
rldce over the summit of the uiount
ians till we came to iienceful
(CoiiMnued Next Week)
STATE DEPARTMENT TO AH)
TREE PLANTING PROGRAM
In carrying out a plan out Until laBt
year by the state highway department.
i approximately $.'1,000 will be spent
Ithis year in planting trees along the
Columbia river. Sherman and John
Day highways, it was stated in The
Dallea Optimist several days ago.
As soon as the weather dears up Mr.
Boardman will begin his work. He
plans on planting a lurge number of
trees on the Sherman highway that
jwere killed during the winter, Mr.
Boardman who conducts a nursery at
bin home," stated that Ailanthus, a
.hardy and la'autiful variety of tree,
which were planted last year, had
I'ome thru the winter in gisal shaiie
and that this tree seemed to be the
most practical for the Eastern Oregon
It was announced that of the total
amount to Ik- expended, $bOO Is- used
In .Gilliam County along the Columbia
rlTer highway and $7r0 on the Col
umbia river highway in Sherman Cmin
ty between the Deschutes and lata
Day rivers. A sum of $3860 has been
set aside for the Sherman highway.
About $100 will be spent on the
Columbia river highway lu planting
new trees on Rowena loops near the
new Mayer park, which is now under
state construction. The Columbia riv
er blghwny between The Dalles and
the Deschutes river has been allotted
Seed Loan Blanks
At Arlington Bank
Secretary of State Kozer and Party
Visit Arlington County Board
Secretary of Htabe Sam Kozer,
George Griffith and Governor Pierces'
necretary Dalzel, representing the
State Board of Control, met with the
County Board of Appraisers in the
Arlington National Bank on FriU.ie
avtutef to get first hand information
concerning the needs of the wheat
farmers, and explaining the method..)
rec.uired to la? followed in order to ev
pidate the loana for seed wheat.
The party left for Condon late In
the evening and will visit Heppnor.
, enroute to Pendleton on Saturday.
Applications must be carefully fin
ed out, a search of the records must
Iw made by the attorney, Chas. H Hor
ner and waiver secured from prior
lien holders to permit the state loan
to take precedent. Renters must ai-
Recure signature of land owners.
The money is ready to be sent out
and if the applications are complet
whel presented the Board of Con
trol will endeavor to mail checks the
EIGHT MILE LADY Bl'RIED
IN PORTLAND MONDAY
Mrs. S. M. Burnett, aged .p7. beloved
wife of S. M. Burnett of Eight Mile,
passed away suddenly last Saturdav
morning. February 7. at Cisxl Samari
tan Haapttal la Portland, where hc
was rushed for aid on Tuesday night's
tiln. Gall stones caused her fatal
Surviving her beside the husband,
are two sons. C. Clyde and Glen Van
Gorder of Portland and one brother.
Alfred Shoo of leGraff. Ohio.
Mrs. Burnett has lived on the ranch
near Arlington for several years, com
Ing here from Portland when' In MM
she opeued and successfully operated,
the Van Gorder Delicatessen on Wash
ington street near 13th. This was the
first of its kind opornjod In Portlnni
as an exclusive delicatessen. It is now
operated by her sons. She left many
friends to mourn her loss who all ex
tend their heartWlt sympathy to the
husband and famllv. The funeral was
held In Portland Monday and burial
was In Hiverview Cemetery.
Ilaby's Funeral Held
Funeral services of Utile Blllle
ThuniiAll, were held In Pendlelon al
Brown's Funeral home on Wednesday
February 4. Utile Blllle was hut 10
months of age and the only son of
Mr. and Mra. W. .1. Thiiriuan, and a
nephew of Mrs. Dan Bander
Use of Meat Increases.
Washington, IX C Increased meat
consumption In the United States last
yoar was Indicated lu statistics com
piled by department of agriculture
allowing that about I.ouo.OOO inert
meat animals worn slaughtered than
In 1923. Slaughter of 79,432,640 cattle,
calvea, sheep, goats and swine was
reported. While half a million fewer
awlno wero killed, slaughter of cattle,
calvea and sheep increased half a mil
The writer has lieen requested to
Mnake denial of the existunoe of any
scarlet fever In Irrigon district. Some
one has spread such news ulwut I uia
tllla ami elsewhere, whereas there la
!no ground for It at all. There are
ino cases of any sickness having any
I resemblance to scarlet fever.
Mr. Frank ltider has purchased the
house belonging to Mrs. Uebbeccii
; Knight and Is moving it out in sections
to bis new ninth on the River View
Boulevard near Mr. lluxs place.
They expect to have it ready for
occupancy In a week or ten days.
Marshall Markhatv spent the week
end In Irrigon. returning to his work
at Pendleton Mondn morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Glasgow went to Port
land Sunday where Mr. Glasgow had
tits eye tested and returned Tuesday
morning while Mrs. Glagow went on to
Seattle to consult her doctor and may
have to slay a week or two.
p. c. Bishop arrived OH train no. 1
Wednesday to do some carpenter work
for M. Wadsworth.
(By Co. Agent Morse, Morrow County)
During the paat few weeks many
questions have developed relative to
.spring wheat varieties and the best
methods to follow in seeding spring
wheats. In choosing varieties to re
seod the winter wheats frozen out,
one of the things to be carefully con
sidered ia the amount of winter wheat
I tiat is alive and will come thru the
winter alilghr. Most winter P.-i -will
have enough scattered wint 'r
plants to foul the spring wheat.
It Is considered best to plant white
xpring wheats on land that had hy
brid or fortyfold. Marquis is probably
best to use on Turkey land- althoug'i
It is not as high a yielder as some t f
the other wheats.
There Is much confusion regarding
the federation varieties. Federation
wheat was brought from Australia in
lttld and later selectlona were made
from this of hard federation and
white federation. Each of the variet
ies is lieardleas and the kernela white.
Hard federation matures earlier than
federation and has harder kernels of
a letter milling quality. Both variet-
ies of federation being about as win
l ter hardy as bluestem, and Hard Fe 1
eration Is not all winter hardy. These
wheats are more fully discussed In
Station Bulletin 204 from the Ore
gon Agricultural College, which ran lv
1 secured from Ifie County Agenda
The following are yield of the five
leading spring wheats at the Moro Ex
leriment Station from 1918 to 1924
inclusive. Federation 27.4 hushela per
acre; hard federation 26.8; Bart 23.2;
Bluestem 20.9; Marquis 20.2; for the
same period Hybrid 128 winter wheat
yielded 30.9; Turkey red 80.3 bushels
i to the acre.
Spring grains should be sown early.
The sooner It Is In the ground after
spring Is open, the better yields will
; be obtained. One caution that the
writer wishes to make to all farmers
buying seed is to re-clean it carefully
on your own place. There are many
weetls which can be taken out by a
The ground should be prepared m
that you will have a good seed bed.
In some sections the ground will not
require re working, lu other section
harrowing or discing and harrowing
should ho done to give the spring
wheat the beat chance. If weeds are
coming In the fields the ground should
be worked to kill those now sprouting,
just before seeding.
O H Cuts Seed Rates
Carload freight rates have been cut
i In half by the O. W. R. and N Co on
seed wheat to be used for the purpose
of re-seedlng frozen out wheal lands
in Eastern Oregon, Washington and In
Camas Prarie Idaho, according to a
notice received thla week by A. B.
Blackbume, local agent
The emergency rato applys only
n hen consigned to duly accrediated
persons, associations or officials, who
, must give certificate that the seed so
, transported will be used for the in
tended purpose and the reduction
i will be conditional upon the beniflts
going fully to the actual farmer.
The rates are effective thla week'
In intra-state shipment and begin op
Monday in inter-state shipments with
in the prescribed limits. k
Mrs. Chas. Dillon returned on Rat':
unlay from The Dalles where ahe re
cently underwent an operation.