Polk County observer. (Monmouth, Polk County, Or.) 1888-1927, June 19, 1903, Image 1

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Cloudburst at Meppner Causes Great
Loss of Life and Property.
A cloud burst on the hills a mile
south of Heppner at about 5:30
o'clock Sunday afternoon let loose
u hungry flood of water, which
swept down the hillside in a wall
30 feet high and 200 yards wide.
Reaching the bottom of the canyon,
the liquid avalanche reared its
mighty front over the doomed town,
and carried to destruction nearly
every building and human being
that lay in its path, lea ving a waste
" of desolation to mark its trail.. The
destroying torrent raced down the
narrow gorge of Willow Creek, in
undating as it reached them the
settlements of Lexington, lone and
Douglas, but lessening in fury and
in volume as the thirsty alkali soil
of the Valley drank up the water
like a sponge. Behind it lay nearly
300 dead, drowned like rats in a
trap. The suddenness of the catas
trophe gave the victims no warn
ine, overwhelming them for the
main part as they sat within their
Immediately after the fatal flood
had wiped the major portion of
Heppner out of existence, swift
couriers on horseback sped to warn
the residents of the Valley towards
the Columbia of the coming peril.
Leslie Matlock, son of an ex-sheriff
of Morrow county, rode a wild ride
for 18 miles ahead of the raging
waters. His horse dropped dead,
but he secured another, and again
another, covering the 65 miles to
Arlington in seven hours. To this
Paul Revere of Oregon is un
doubtedly due the fac,t that the
ranchers of the Willow Creek
country below Heppner lost so
little stock and property.
Sunday had been very hot and
sultry, and heavy clouds gathered
on the mountain crest above the
city. But little rain fell in Heppner,
none at the beginning of the flood.
The people were enjoying the cool
evening breeze when they were
startled by heavy thunder and
sharp lightning. This was followed
by a terrific roar and rumbling,
which they could not account for.
The water came rushing down the
river in bulk. As seen from the
Palace Hotel, it appeared to be
about six feet higher in the middle
than on the edges. A very bank of
water it was, carrying on its crest
everything gathered in its path.
The water Btruck Heppner about
5:20, and in less than three minutes
the streets were rivers from five to
six feet deep. The little stream,
Willow Creek, which is ordinarily
fen feet wide and six inches deep,
was transformed into a raging
torrent, 400 feet wide and 20 feet
deep in about five minutes.
The people did not realize what
had happened until the flood struck
the town. Then it was too late.
Houses were swept away on the
crest of the river, and turned topsy
turvy. In the Palace Hotel there
was considerable water, but the
building had a stone foundation
and the superstructure was of
brick, and did not move.
Leslie Matlock was the hero of
the day. When the flood first
came he mounted a horse and rode
at break-neck speed down the can
yon in front of the rushing waters
to notify the people of Lexington,
a small town nine miles below. He
had to go over a rough and stony
road. The night was dark and
stormy. His horse leaped over
bowlders, sometimes nearly throw
ing the rider, yet not once losing
his feet he arrived at Lexington
just a few minutes ahead of the
flood. The people were warned
and immediately left for the hill
sides, not having time to take any
thing with them. Every person
escaped, but when the flood had
passed only two houses were stand
ing. Lexington has a population
of about 500.
lone was the next town down the
line. The people there were warned
by Matlock by telephone. They
left their homes, but as the town is
built on a wide flat very little
damage was done. No buildings
were washed away, but some were
moved from their foundations.
A. P. Bradbury, a commercial
traveler, was interviewed and de
scribes the approach of the "flood.
He was in his room, preparing his
evening toilet, when he heard a
thunderous monotone. Looking
out of the window, his view was up
the river. At first he could not
believe what be saw. A bank of
water 20 feet high was coming down
the narrow gorge. Swirling and
foaming, it came on, while he stood
Bpeechles8 and spellbound watching
it. The first house it-struck was a
small, wooden building, and Mr.
Bradbury saw the building no
more. It was smashed to splinters.
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Then , other buildings moved and
joined the march of the flood. On,
on it came, tearing up buildings,
rocking them on its bosom and
throwing them off to one side total
wrecks. At last the hotel was
reached. Then the guests began
running to and fro, and the women
fainted and screamed. All was
bedlam. While the confusion was
at its height a two-story frame
house struck the hotel broadside
and the guests thought the build
ing was going along with the rest
of the town.
The frame building lodged
against the hotel and a bridge was
made of ladders to the roof and
three people were rescued. - Then
came another building tothecorner
of. the hotel. This one failed to
lodge and was seen going down the
river. R. D. Ball, another travel
ing man. lent valuable assistance
in rescuing the unfortunate. In
the face of the flood, when it was at
its height, he carried Mrs. Elizabeth
Matlock from her floating house to
a place of safety. He was in the
thickest of the flood all the time,
and says that the force of water
was something terrible. Darkness
added its terrors to the suffering
and cries of distress could be heard
on all sides, and relief was not to
be attempted.
N. T. Tooker, of the Fairbanks-
Morse Company, Portland, who
was at Heppner when the awful
disaster happened gives a graphic
description of the terrible affair,
He said the rushing torrent came
at 5:30 p. m. when the most of the
inhabitants were at their evening
meal. All were taken so suddenly
that nothing could be done to save
those who were caught in the rush
ing water.
"A low estimate places the dead
at 200," said Mr. Tooker. "The
town has a population of about
1500, but this morning only about
one-half of the people of the town
could be located. We do not know
where they have gone, unless they
have gone down the stream. They
may have gone to the hills, but
this is doubtful. The whole affair
was one horribly sickening scene
with death and destruction being
spread on every side. From the
time the flood came until the flood
went into the regular channel of
the creek flowing through town, it
was about two hours.
"It was about 5 o'clock when the
storm first started to gather to the
west of the city. It was a small
dark cloud at first, but it grew
rapidly worse, accompanied by
heavy wind and vicious lightning.
It was undoubtedly the last heavy
flash of lightning that caused the
water to fall in such an immense
body. It struck fairly in the can
yon of Willow Creek, six miles
above town. There was no warn
ing until the mighty wall of water
had reached the town. People did
not have time to get from their
buildings. Those who were on the
streets shouted warnings to the
people as they rushed to the hills
for their lives. They did not dare
to turn back or they, too, would
have been swept away.
"Fathers left wives and children
to perish, as they had not a moment
to spare in some cases. Brothers
returned to save members of their
families, but it was too late, and
they were carried to their death
while returning. Those who had
reached the banks in safety im
mediately formed themselves into
small rescuing parties, and work
was at once started in saving those
that could be reached. Ropes were
the only means we had. It was
useless to attempt to use other
means. Those who were in mid
stream could easily be seen. Their
pitiful cries for help could be heard,
but nothing could be done.
"We could only stand," said Mr.
Tooker, "and see them go to their
death. The rescuing work was
still going on when I came away
at 9 o'clock Monday morning.
When I was leaving 50 bodies had
been placed in the Heppner bank,
where doors had been thrown open,
and was used as a morgue. We
placed a guard over the bank all
night When we allowed the
public in at daybreak the scene
was something awful. Women
came to identify their little babies,
their grown children and "their
husbands. Fathers came to see
their dead wives and children.
When the people came in, no con
trol could be kept over them at all.
Mothers fainted, wives tore their
hair and men cried like little
children. Women fainted, at the
same time tearing their clothes
nearly from their bodies. As it
was impossible to keep order all
had to be excluded and a com
mittee formed to identify those
that it was possible to identify.
The worst could not be seen until
morning. One poor women was
found pinned between two heavy
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found with her little baby in her
arms. In some of the houses which
had been washed down street and
which had not been shattered there
were found dead brothers and
sisters, some in each other's arms
"It is estimated that the damage
done to property alone was $1,000,
000. Some of the brick and stone
buildings were not torn awav, but
there were some of them moved from
their foundations. The buildings
on the high flat were all saved
although water reached some of
them to the north of town, and the
goods and all were saved in these
When these merchants opened for
business in the morning they sent
word to the relief committee to
come and take what goods were
wauted. People were coming in
from all directions to the assistance
of the suffering and dead; they
could not come by rail, for nine
miles of track below town was
washed away. All wire com muni
cations were put out of business.1
The dead are being buried a
rapidly as they can be identified
They are simply wrapped in clean
sheets, placed in a rough pine box
and carried away to the burying
Paper by Hon. John Minto, Read at
Polk County Pioneer Reunion.
Pioneers of Polk County: Com
ing as a helper and witness of both
the action and motive of the
wonderful world movement of the
pioneers to Oregon in the early
4U's ol the past century, 1 call your
attention to words of the present
President of the united states
(himself an historian) to the value
he places upon your action and
that of the class you represented.
lie says in a recent address: "From
the founding of our Government to
the Civil War, the men who did
most effective work for the growth
of the Nation were those who by
pack train, wagon train, on foot,
on horseback, or by boat, aided in
expanding the settlements from
the Atlantic seaboard to the Pacific."
This, I believe, will be the verdict
of history. My purpose now is
merely to indicate that the pioneers
of Uregon, often, 1 think, uncon
Rciously, were chief actors in this
grand action. No oppression of
any kind impelled. One. of the
most eminent jurists the Pacific
Coast has produced, in a carefully
prepared address to the Oregon
pioneers, said that to save the Ore
gon country to the United States
against the claims of Great Britain
"is too high a motive to be reason
able. But, as I was a witness to
that being the first reason given by
one ot tne toremost men who came
in 1844, and heard one of like
standing of those who came in
1843 say that was his first reason,
and know that it was the most
common sentiment given out at
the camp-fires on the' way, I have
been searching ever since Wm.
Lair Hill made his address for ad
ditional motives to that which
those leaders declared.
This I easily find in hereditary
family influences, v. jich, as early
as 1774, were being lodged in the
frontier families of Virginia by the
bad faith shown to them by King
George III of England. This King
had promised lands in the Ohio
Valley to Virginia volunteers
against the French in Canada and
their Indian allies. Service was
rendered under this promise. The
French and their allies were beaten,
and the Virginia and Pennsylvania
frontiersmen were locating homes
in the head of the Ohio Valley.
Earl Dunmore, the King's appoint
ed Governor of Virginia, and his
appointed deputy, Dr. John Con
nelly, were both busy locating
lands in the Ohio from Pittsburg.
When change of policy was pro
nounced from Quebec, the Ohio
Valley was set apart as a province
for the Natives. White subjects of
His Majesty were ordered to keep
out of that country, and those who
had taken lands were ordered to
leave them. The French traders
and their former allies were made
special pets under this change of
policy and act of bad faith. The
war oi races on the frontiers of
Virginia and Pennsylvania were
renewed by aid of arms furnished
the Natives by French traders from
Detroit. Governor Dunmorecalled
out 3,000 troops in two divisions,
one half to be under his personal
command; the other half, drawn
from the extreme Virginia frontier
settlers the eastern slope of the
Blue Ridge met at the site of the
present Lewisburg, whence, under
General Andrew Lewis, they cut
their way through the woods to the
point of junction of the Kenawa
and Ohio, where, by plan of cam
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paign, Governor Dunmore would
meet them and together they would
march upon and destroy the Native
towns of the Ohio. Governor Dun
more failed to keep his appoint
ment, and General Lewis received
an order to join him at one of the
strongest Native towns just as
Cornstalk at the head of a chosen
force of chiefs" and warriors was
discovered near in equal numbers
to his command. He had just
time to order his plan of battle,
when he was attacked, and the
battle of Pleasa,nt Point was fought
with great loss on both sides, but
with greatest proportionate loss of
Lewis' officers as compared with
the Indian chiefs who fell. But
the Indians were so thoroughly
cowed that they withdrew; and
Cornstalk, himself unconquered,
unable to animate them to further
resistance to the "long knives," as
the Virginia lrontiersmen were then
caiiea c-y tne Indians, was com
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pelled to 6ign a treaty much the
same as Chief John of the Rogue
River's signed in the Spring of
1856, which virtually ended the
race war begun at Jamestown,
Virginia, in 1610.
The good faith of Governor Dun
more in this affair was suspected,
if not by General Lewis, certainly
ny many of his command, and it
is yet in question in all thecountry
near the scene of this battle, which
is deemed there the first battle of
the American Revolution. Both
the leader and his soldiers were of
the plain people of the, then,
frontier. N
Many of Lewis' army who sur
vived the battle, ? for instance, the
Crocketts, Boones, Bufords, Flem
ings, Jones s, and -- others, were
prominentamong the early pioneers
to Oregon. Not only family names
but those of Lewis, Clark Boone
and Crockett were often used as
Christian names among those I
traveled with to Oregon, and,
whether they were blood kin, or of
kindred spirit, . or both as seems
likely, these paid for the lands
they got in the Valley of the Ohio
with bullets; and, from the date of
the battle of Pleasant Point past
the winning of the North by George
Rogers Clark, and later by Jack
son in Florida, and Harrison, at.
the Thames, bullets have held the
Mississippi Valley and foiled Brit
ish powei in its efforts to circumvent
or check the expansion of this
So it was on the Pacific Slope of
our country. Plain American fron
tiersmen organizing a provisional
government in 1843, so modified it
that in 184o it became theprotector
of the property of a rich and power-
ful British corporation, thus fore
stalling the intent of the British
warships arriving a few weeks later,
and foiling the intent to use the
500 soldiers who were brought to
the Red River settlement to await
orders to proceed to Oregon. Thus
the plan of the great Jetferson to
plant 30,000 rifles in the Valley of
the Columbia was long ago realized,
and we live in amity with Great
Britain and are educating the
children of the Native race. The
pioneers who first settled the Valley
of the LaCreole (Rickreall) bore a
worthy part in this consummation.
Note: Much of the historical
allusion I have made in the fore
going is derived from the West
Virginia Historical Magazine for
October and January last, the
writers being Miss L. K. Poage, of
Ashland, Ky., and E. O. Randall,
secretary of the Ohio Historical
Clarence and Roy Bishop, sons
of Mayor and Mrs. C. P. Bishop,
of Salem, were graduated with
honors last Friday from the Phila-
elphia Textile School. The Bishop
boys are well known in Western
Oregon, where they were for years
eaders in intercollegiate athletic
ports. They have been attending
the textile school two years for the
purpose of fitting themselves for
work in woolen manufacturing.
Roy will return to Salem, where
he will take a position as assistant
superintendent in theSalem Woolen
Mills'. Clarence has a position in
New England manufactory where
fancy cassimere goods are made.
Chauncey Bishop has also been
ttending the same school, but took
special work, and has not been
graduated. In a recent inter
collegiate field meet in Penn
sylvania, Clarence and Chauncey
Bishop saved the day for their
school and were each presented
with a gold watch in appreciation
of their achievement.
Administrator's Notice.
Xotiee Is hereby given thut I, David R. Inane,
have tx-en dnlv appointed by the County Court
of Polk Comity, Oreron, administrator of the
estate of W illiam Bentlcy, Iieeeawd. All per
son indebted to said estate are hereby required
to make immediate payment to nie. and ail
persons having claim against said estate are
required to present the hanip to me duly veri
fied as by law reqnired, at ais City, Kn-gon,
within six months from dale hereof.
listed this 18th day of Jnne, lW-i.
Administrator of the estate of
Wiiliain Beutley, Deceased.
3, X. 11 ART, Attorney.
Appeal for Help Meets Quick
Liberal Response.
Wednesday afternoon Mayor
Hayter received the following tele
gram from the Mayor of Heppner:
"Heppner, Or. Mayor J. C.
Hayter, Dallas, Or.: Situation ap
palling. No help needed at present
but monev, and that badly.
In response to this urgent appeal,
Mayor Hayter immediately ap
pointed a committee consisting of
rostmaster C. (n Coad and County
Clerk U. S. Loughary to collect
funds from the citizens of Dallas
for the relief of sufferers in the
flooded district. The committee
met a hearty response to the hasty
canvass ot the leading business
houses and charitable citizens, and
in less than two hours raised $121,
which was at once forwarded to
Mayor Gilliam.
Those contributing were:
C Hayter $5 00
B Gildner 5 00
C L Fisher 5 00
C W Matthews 5 00
WC Brown 2 50
Belt& Cherrington 100
Wm Faull l 00
T A Biggs 1 00
Ellis & Keyt 5 00
J N Hart , 2 60
J H and N E Dunn 5 00
C Stafrin 1 00
Nordby & Finseth 5 00
JM Grant 100
JT Ford 100
Eugene Hayter 100
F E Mver. 1 00
Abel Uglow 100
Cash 1 00
Oscar Hayter 1 00
w n rrenmg so
Farrington & Haldeman., 100
F Kerslake 100
W Butler 50
E O Kirkpatrick 2 50
w Williams l oo
Cash 50
Dr V Fink 1 00
C L Hubbard 1 00
Alvia Lynch 2 00
Cash 50
Castle & Shaw 2 50
A J Martin 100
Geo Hinshaw 1 00
H L Crider 50
DCCrider 50
Ed FCoad 60
C L Starr 1 00
WGVassall 100
RE Williams 100
W Atchinson ; 3 00
Chae- Baker. . . . .'. . . . . ..... . 1 00
I H Whealdon 1 00
Cash 50
J E Smith 1 00
E W Fuller 100
F A Stiles 50
CW Black 100
W W Ullrey 1 60
Wagner Bros 1 00
C H Chapman 1 60
F J Chapman 100
Milo Woods 50
J G VanOrsdol 50
F J Coad 100
A F Toner 1 00
C G Coad 1 00
James Howe 1 00
Mrs T J Hayter 100
U S Loughary 1 00
Dr J E Howard 1 00
M D Ellis 1 00
II M Brown 1 00
JB Thompson.... 100
I N Woods ...... 1 00
Shultz Bros 1 00
HLFenton 100
F H Muscott 1 00
CH Morris 100
Geo Whitehorn 100
Amos Holman 50
J C Gaynor 1 00
J E Sibley 100
W V Fuller
SC Dodson 100
Robert Howe 1 00
W A Wash 100
DrMark Hayter 2 00
T J Cherrington 1 00
Cash 100
JBNunn : 50
E H Hibbard 50
H G Campbell 1 00
Mrs H H Chace 1 00
HJ Osfleld 100
Dr W S Cary 100
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Twenty Years
Heart Disease.
Dr. Miles Heart
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It has positively no equal in that regard.
The fluttering, palpitation and heart pains
readily disappear before its magic influence;
the shortness of breath, the frightful smother
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ment; the pulse beats become strong and
regular, the circulation is improved so that
the veins are charged with healthy, pure,
life giving blood carrying strength and
health to every nerve and muscle and re
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"For eighteen years I suffered from heart
trouble. The least excitement caused se
vere fluttering and palpitation and at night
smothering spells would frequently cause me
to sit up in bed for brtath. Beside the fre
quent physical pains I was constantly in an
a(rony of apprehension lest it might bring
alut my sudden end. 1 began taking Dr.
Miles Heart Cure and experienced almost
immediate relief from my former disagree
able symptoms. I be 1 eve that my cure is
permanent because 1 have not had occasion
to use the Heart Cure for six or seven years,
which time has elapsed since I quit taking
the Heart Cure. As a household remedy 1
ke-p Dr. Miles' Anti-Pair Pills in the house
all the time. I consider I ie Dr. Miles Rem
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Hewitt, Chehalis, Wash.
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D. L. Keyt, of Perrydale, Buys One
Half Interest in Brown & Ellis'
General Merchandise Store.
An importantdeal was consummated
Friday afternoon whereby Hon. D. L,
Keyt, one of Polk county's prominent
merchants, mill-owners and capital
ists, becomes prominently Identified
with Dallas business circles.- Mr. Keyt
purchased the interest of the Brown
estate in the large general merchan
dise store of Brown & Ellis, and will
take possession of the same at ouce.
the new firm to be known as Ellis &
Mr. Keyt has for many years been
the leading merchant of Northern
Polk, his store at Perrydale ranking
among the best country stores in Ore
gon. He also successfully conducts a
branch store at Sheridan. He is the
proprietor of the Perrydale flouring
mill, and owns and operates a large
grain and stock farm near that thriv
ing town. He is also a stockholder
and director of the Dallas City Bank,
and has other heavy business interests
in Oregon and California.
He will retain his store and mill at
Perrydale, but will probably dispose
of his Sheridan store. He expects to
move to Dallas in the near future, and
will make his permanent home in this
city. The new firm of Ellis & Keyt
has secured a lease on the Cridor
brick building, and as soon as the
same is vacated by Bryan & Son, will
occupy both buildings with the largest
stock of merchandise ever brought to
Polk county. The new business will
be conducted something upon the
plan of a department store. The en
tire upper floor of the Crider building
will be set apart as a department for
ladies' goods, and will be in charge of
a lady manager. The firm expect3 to
have the new store fitted up by August
1, in order to accommodate a large
stock of goods for the Fall trade.
Both gentlemen of the now firm are
too well known to the people of Polk
county to need any introduction
through the columns of the Observer.
Mr. Ellis is one of Dallas' pioneqr
merchants and leading citizens. Mr.
Keyt is a live, progressive business
man, and a gentleman of fine social
qualities. He and his estimable
family will form a valuable addition
to Dallas society circles, and they
will receive a glad welcome when thoy
come to make their home among us.
(Prize Poem.)
IT11 rl II
ine loiiowine pretty poem won
first prize in the Portland High
School contest. It was written by
Miss Ruth Crocker, a daughter of
Conductor J. VV. Crocker, of the
Southern Pacific Railroad Company
When night recalls her shadowy truin
And yields to morning's gludsome reign,
The watchful stun), hor servants true
With parting glimmers, ludo from view;
All but the day-star, Venus fair,
Who guards the sleeping earth with care;
O'er western hills the pale moon glides,
Still slowly waning as sue rides.
The earth is in the spell of sleep,
All mortals rest in slumbers deep,
Forgot their care, their griefs, their woes,
Their dreams are fairer than the rose.
A universal calm picviiilu,
As of an ocean free itom galea.
Unbroken stillness now is found
And perfect quiet reigns around.
But now appears a tinge of light
Across the east, first faint, then bright;
As break of day draws ever nigh,
The darkness fades from eastern sky,
Along the crexts of mountain blue
The outlines slowly come to view;
Now soon appeurs a streak of red,
Another one doth wider spread.
The lordly sun nt length does rise,
Illumining the eastern skies;
The seatt'ring clouds away he drives
For now the lord of day arrives!
That liquid anthem, hear it, hark!
The song of merry, blithesome lurk!
"Joy to the world," he seems to say,
"Make ready for the lord of day!"
"Awake, ye mortals, night is past;
Another day has dawned at hut I
The sun shines bright on every hand,
Now clothed with light is our fair land;
Now to your toils again repair
With hearts as light as morning air,
Awake! and live, and toil, and pray,
For God hath given another day!"
. Miss Eva Fletcher, of Lafayette, Is
a guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
D. M. Metzger.
The Ladies' Lewis and Clark Club
will meet at Mrs. II. B. Cosper's, next
Tuesday afternoon, at 3 o'clock.
Miss Delia Stewart, a former student
of Lafayette Seminary, is attending
the Dallas College commencement ex
ercises this week,
Dallas Camp, No. 209, W. O. W,
held beautiful and impressive
memorial exercises at the cemetery
last Sunday afternoon.' A large crowd
of people was present.
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Witt's Witch Hazel Salve cures
blind, bleeding, itching and pro
truding piles, bums, bruises.eczema
and all skin diseases. Sold by
Belt & Cherrington.
Excursion Rates To Yaquina Bay.
On June 1, the Southern Pacific
Company will resume sale of Ex
cursion tickets to Newport and
Yaquina Bay. This resort is be
coming more popular everv vear.
and hotel accommodations are
better than ever before, and at
reasonable rates. Season tickets
from Derry to Newport $4.50; to
Yaquina $4.00; Saturday-to-Mon-day
tickets to Newport $2.65.
Ladies and Children Invited.
All ladies and children who can
not stand the shocking strain of
laxative syrups, cathartics, etc., are
invited to try the famous Little
Early Risers. They are different
from all other pills. They do not
dose will not., gripe, weaken or
sicken; many people call them the
Easy Pill. W. II. Howell, Hous
ton, lex., says nothing better can
be used for constipation, sick head
ache, etc. Bob Moore, Lafayette,
Ind., says all others gripe and
sicken, while DeWitt's Little Early
Risers do their work well and easy.
Sold by Belt & Cherrington.
The Benefit of Change.
We aro like house plants: We
need a change of soil now and then
to be replanted. New scenes,
new experiences, new surroundings,
a change of climate, dry air instead
of moisture, sunshine in place of
cloud. This is sometimes essential
to health. There are conditions
near at hand that are better than
Europe pan offer. Take a month
or two in California. Plant your
self for a time where there are no
irritations, where the hotel is be
yond criticism, the landscape pleas
ing, and where warm sunny
weather invites to walks and drives.
Pure and dry air, and the increased
electric influences of sunshine are
vastly helpful. '
You can make this trip at very
little expense, and enjoy a ride
over the scenic Siskiyou and Shasta
mountains, which, at this time of
the year with their snow-covered
peakB, are unsurpassed for their
For complete information regard
ing rates, points of interest,' and
delightful hotels in California,
W. E. COM AN, :
G.P. Agt.yS. P. Co., ;
Portland, Oregon.
Played Out.
Acker's Dyspepsia Tablets. One little
Tablet will give immediate relief or money
refunded. Hold in handsome tin doxcs
at 20 cents. Belt Cherrington, Dallas,
Oregon. Dull Headache, Pains In various parti
of the body Sinking at the Pit of the
Stomach, Loss of Appetite, Feverishness,
Pimples or Sores are all positive evidences
of impure blood. No matter how it be
came so, it must be purified In order to
obtain good health. Acker's Blood Elixir
has never failed to cure Scrofulous or
Syphilitic poisons or any other blood
diseases. It Is certainly a wonderful
rempdy and we sell every bottle on a posi
tive guarantee. Belt & Cherrington, Dal
las, Oregon.
Use Acker's English Remedy in any
case of coughs, cold or croup. Should It
fall to give immediate relief money re
funded 25 cts. and 50 cts. Belt & Cher
rington, Dallas. Oregon.
sold on a positive guarantee. Cures heart
burn, raising of the food, distress after
eating or any form of dyspepsia. One
little tablet gives immediate relief. 28
cts. and 50 cts. Be'.t & Cherrington,
Dalian. Orwon
permanently cured by using Mokl Tea,
A pleasant herb drink. Cures constipation
and indigestion, makes you eat, sleep,
work and happy. Satisfaction guaranteed
or money back. 23 cts. and 60 cts. Bit
& Cherrington, Dallas. Oregon.