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HEPPNER. OREGON, MAY 14, 1914
REGULAR i I
Many Gases of Importance Are
Tried and Settled.
WILKINS FOUND NOT GUILTY
Mack Smith Guilty, But $500 Fine
is Lowered to S1 00-Jake
Dexter Fined $50.
Circuit Court opened in Heppner
Monday morning with Judge Phelps
of Pendleton presiding. Quite a num
ber of eases of importance and
general interest were tried and dis
The grand jury consisted of C. J.
Anderson, Frank Rasmus, F. M
Broady, R. M. Akers, R. A. Farrens,
H. 0. Dennis and H. C. Githens.
Harry Cummings handled his own
case in the suit brought by the First
National Bank against him, and the
jury decided in favor of the plaintiff
Jim Miller, who was indicted for
stealing a few trivial articles last
winter, plead guilty and was paroled.
He left on the train this morning.
State vs. W. C. Kennedy, defendant
given trial by jury and found not
In the case of the State vs. J. L
Wilkins, defendant being charged with
having knowingly allowed an employe
to sell bloated meat, the jury found
Mr. Wilkins not guilty. The jury was
not satisfied that Mr. Fell, who dis
posed of the meat to Gong Lane, had
notified Mr. Wilkins that the beef was
bloated before he sold it.
Jake Dexter, who furnished 19
young boys with liquor New Year's
Eve, was fined $50 and the judge gave
young Dexter, who is only 19 years
old, some mighty sound advice in the
bargain. Dexter appeared without an
attorney and said he did not care to
Joe Gianelli, the Italian laborer,
plead guilty to assult upon a fellow
laborer at Castle Rock and was fined
Mack Smith, who was indicted for
allowing gambling to go on while he
was marshal of Heppner, was found
guilty by the jury and the Judge
assessed him a fine of $500. Mr. Smith
circulated a petition, which was sign
ed some 40 prominent citizens and
the members of the jury, recommend
ing a lower fine and the judge changed
the sentence to $100 cash fine and
paroled Mr. Smith, warning him not
to be found gambling in the future
under penalty of the maximum fine
The lowering of the cash fine meets
with general approval of the public,
inasmuch as Mr. Smith has a family
to support and it would have been im
possible to pay the entire $500.
Gong Lane, who delayed the court
when called as a witness in the Wil '
kins case, was fined $10 by the judge
for contempt of court.
A number of minor cases were set
tled or dismissed, and Court adjourned
before supper time yesterday.
Albert Bowker, proprietor of The
Heppner Garage, has been doing a
rushing business in the automobile
line the last week and has placed
three more of his 5-passenger Over
land cars with the following well
known ranchers, R. F. Wigglesworth.
John Kilkenny and Hynd Bros. Mr.
Wigglesworth already had two cars
but says that two of his song each
need a car as bad as he does and that
they are a money-making invest
ment for him.
C. W. Swanson of lone spent sev
eral days in Heppner this week, serv
ing on the jury Mr. Swanson has
been running his traction engine with
great success the past fall, winter and
spring and used it on a hay baler for
several weeks with great success.
R. M. Akers, well known Gooseberry
rancher, transacted business in tthe
county seat the latter part of last
Fred Elder is spending the week at
Baker, visiting his grandmother.
Mrs. John Kinsman is ill.
J. S. Abbott was registered at The
Palace this week from Morgan.
Ralph Buschke was a Heppner visi
tor from lower Rhea Creek Saturday.
J. T. Knappenberg of lone attend
ed to business matters in lone Mon
day. C. H. Swindig, who has been work
ing at Reid's Mill, was in Heppner
Mrs. W. P. McMillan and children
of Lexington visited at the S. E.
Notson home Saturday.
Jos. J. Nys, local attorney, was cal
led to The Dalles Sunday by the seri
ous illness of his mother.
A nice shower fell yesterday after
noon, cooling the air and benefitting
the garden and field crops.
A number of fishing parties have
been out to various creeks and many
individuals have made good catches.
I. SPARLING VISITS
A. L. Sparling returned last even
ing from a business trip to Pendleton
ton and Hermiston and also attended
a convention in Spokane. He visited
the creameries at both Umatilla
County towns and found them paying
"If creameries at those towns can
make the business pay, then the suc
cess of Heppner creamery is a fore
gone conclusion in my mind," said Mr,
Sparling today. "The dairymen of
this district can supply a Heppner
creamery with as much cream as Pen
dleton and Hermiston creameries com
bined are handling." We now have
30 shareholders in the Heppner
creamery and want to make this a
hundred. Tell your readers that they
mould not hold back their subscrip
tions but should hand in their names
All parties having suitable lota
upon which to erect a creamery in
Heppner, are invited to communicate
with me at once.
A. L. Sparling, Heppner, Ore.
Mr. Grabill was up from lone to be
present at Circuit Court but as the
plaintiffs in the case against him did
not show up it was continued until
next term Mr. Grabill returned home
The body of Judd Hart was taken
from its resting place in the Masonic
cemetery by J. L. Yeager and shipped
to Pendleton today, where it will be
re-interred by the side of his mother.
Rufus Cochran of lone has pur
chased a Ford auto of the Heppner
Garage and will take an overland trip
for the benefit of the entire family's
F. M. Broady, the prosperous ranch
er below Morgan, who,attended Court
here this week, says he will not har
vest his usual large crop of fruit.this
Frank. Douglass, who has been liv
ing at Parker's Mill, left yesterday
morning with his wife for Perrv.
Oklahoma, where he will make his
Graduating exercise and play by the
pupils of the Eighth Grade and High
School of lone will be he'd at that
place tonight and tomorrow night.
Rev. Chas. H. Powell, General
Missionary, will hold services at the
Episcopal Church in Heppner Sunday
morning and evening.
E. H. Turner had his trotting stal
lion, "Premo" up from lone this week
and the fine animal was greatly ad
mired by the horsemen.
Will Ball has been under the weath
er and feeling poorly the past week.
His position at Minor's store was filled
by Edgar Ayers several days.
If You Don't Happen to Go to Church
Don't Scoff at Those Who Do
IF vmi don't .mv to join Hip ever incivnsiiifj CO TO CHURCH
tlironr DON'T P.K A SCOFI'KR. Words arc inadequate to
tlofc-rilto tlio man wli seeks to ridicule or make n jest of tie
uplift CO TO CliriK'Il movement. He who finds in it n target
for liis cheap wit should slop ;md think what the world today
would lie without churches. If you don't en re, to help along the
movement don't decry it.
THIS GO TO CHURCH MOVEMENT IS A WINNER. IT IS
SPREADING LIKE A PRAIRIE FIRE. IN THIS THE MOST MATE
RIAL AGE IT IS GRIPPING THE BIG MEN OF THE COUNTRY.
THEY SEE THAT IT IS A FORCE FOR GOOD NOT ONLY TO THE
INDIVIDUAL, BUT TO THE NATION.
If the man who scoffs n! tli.e GO TO CHURCH movement
could see himself us others do he would realize what n mistake he
is making. The (() TO CHURCH movement is a serious, broad
minded proposition. It will not be denied. In every city, town
and hauih't in (lie United Slates there is a gpnuiiie religious
awakening. H is not confined lo any class or seel.
IT IS PLAIN THAT THERE NEVER WAS A TIME WHEN RE
LIGION WAS REALLY DEAD EVEN AMONG THE WORST. IT
WAS SIMPLY SLUMBERING. IT REQUIRED AN AWAKENING. AS
IT GRADUALLY DAWNED THAT THE CHURCHES WLRE BEING
EMPTIED AND THAT FACT WAS BROUGHT TO THE MINDS OF
THE PEOPLE, THEY WERE AROUSED.
The CO TO CHURCH call found a quick and powerful re
sponse. As the call .became generally disseminated there was a
magnificent advance on the house of God. If yon haven't joined
the throng do it: at once. If you have a social engagement for
next Sunday break it -for an engagement with God. If you have
arranged for an unto drive, a game of golf or some other form of
recreation remember that you ought to serve God. Will you serve
him? Von will.
GO TO CHURCH!
SMEAD BUYS 325,000
UltlT 10 HAMILTON COUNTRY
W. W. Smoad returned last evening
from a trip over into the Monument
and Hamilton country where he ne
gotiated one of the largest wool-buying
deals of the season. .1. W. Beymor,
Emmet Cochran, L. Sweok, Newt
Robinson, Joe. Shuns, Marion Round,
yPORTAKT REAL ESTATE
More real estate deals have been
closed since our but issue. Clyde
Wells and Celsus Keillily each pur
chased a liO-ucre tract of bottom land
from W. O. Minor and Malcolm
Church purchased 'M acres of hillside
property .from the same party. Mr.
Church will use his newly acquired
property for grazing land. Mr. Wells
and Mr. Koilhly expect to put up resi dences
and improve the property for
homes. J. J. Wells is also figuring
vith Mr. Minor and may buy a 'M or
'iO-acre tract soon.
Morrow County real estate contin
ues to move and another deal was
put through this week thai is highly
beneficial to the community. Mr. G.
U. Krebs, who now lives in the Fair
view district adjacent to l'oortland,
has purchased 4.',00 acres of wheat
and grazing land in the Skinner Creek
country from Minor Bros., paying
?8.f.O per acre or $,ir.7lM for the tract,
'ihis is one of the finest combination
grain and stock ranches in Eastern
The inf ti uctors for next year have
been announce;) by tla' board and we
are pleaded to see that th-y have
.'hosen Sup't Hodman for the ensu
ing year. During the four years
that Mr. Hoffman has been in charge
of the Heppner High ."Vnool he has
proved hiin.elf a worthy and capable
instructor, and has ulw.ij shown
hearty co operation with the students
both in their studies; and their spoils.
He is well liked by the students, as is
jhown by llieir appreciation of his
appointment. During the four years
that he ha: taught here he has raised
the standard of lids school until it, is
now equal to the lust in the state.
His met hod of teaching lias caused
the pupils to take a great intellect in
their work s;oino conic to school at
seven in the morning und stay till
The members of the ;cnior class
received invitations to a dinner party
Friday evening to be given by the
Misses Long, Clark and Culhcrlsun ut
POUNDS OF WOOL IN
1). V. Mcllaley, Mis. Josephine Jack
son, Frank MeGurr and William
Bros, pooled their 35,000 fleecer
amounting to some 325,000 lbs., anc'
Suiead bought the lot at 17c i:
pound. This deal practically clean:
up the wool in that section.
Oregon. There are 000 acres of plow
land, 245 of which are in wheat. The
balance is used for grazing purposes
and is ideal for stock. The entire
tract is covered wwith springs and a
creek runs through the place.
The reason we mention this deal as
being especially beneficial to the
county is because of the fact that
through the transaction we lose none
of our present population, but instead,
gain a most desirable family. Mr
Krebs has been a resident of Oregoi.
since '81. lie has three sons and two
daughters and, with Mrs. Krebs, they
will arrive here the first of March
next year to take charge of the ranch
They are a hard working family and
it is certain that they will have no
trouble "making good" in Morrow
County. Until March, next year,
Minor Bros will continue to handle
the land. Mr. Krebs in engaged in
dairying at Fairview and will not he
able lo leave there until his lease runs
the home of Ibe lattter. There are
not enough words in the English
Language to express the appreciation
of some of the seniors for dinner
The Senior English class will have
their filial examination Thursday.
Those xcmpt from the examination
are Ella Ail.en, Gladys Musgrave.
Miles Poller, Waller Yeager and
Creston Maddock. Many of those
exempt have never experienced this
situation before, especially the last
two, and it is a severe shock to thern.
But cheer up, thou doomed ones, take
a bracer, put thy heart into thy work
and success is inevitable. Remember
Emerson's instructions to litand in
domitably upon your own instincts
and be hopeful, for Miss Clark promi
ses it will be easy.
'I he announcement of the arrival
of the Senior announcements by
Sect'y Mildred Allison was heartily
welcomed by the class.
Several of the High School boya
went on a fishing trip last week. Over
a hundred fish were taken from the
creek. Some didn't have such good
luck for one of the "boys" only
The Civics Class attended court
during the trial of the State vs. J. L,
Wilkins and witnessed Maddock's de
but into the realms of justice.
CASTLE ROCK NOTES.
S. H. Boardman and H. H. Weston
made a business trip to Irrigon Mon
day. They brought back some very
Mike Marshall shipped two mor
car loaad of sheep to the Portland
market Monday. Charles accompanied
his father to the Metropolis this week.
Mrs. Joyce Hays of Irrigon was r
Castle Rock visitor last Sunday.
C. W. McEachron and Joe Cam
Panelli left for Heppner on Monday.
They were summoned to appear be
fore the Grand Jury.
Henry Hiiies, foreman of the extra
gang, has gone to Coyote with his
men and will begin laying steel on the
new grade of the Echo-Coyotte cut
After suffering several days from a
severe attack of dropsy, L. L. Fried
rich, better known as Friedrich the
Tailor, died at his home on Main
Street in Heppner Monday morning
Mr. Friedrich had been in his usual
;ood health until outy a week or so
jefore his death but the sudden at
ack of dropsy was so severe he was
jnable to recover.
Louis L. Friedrich was born in
iaxen, Germany, July 10, 1857. He
:ame to America over twenty years
igo. He leaves to mourn his loss i,
wife, Mrs. Wilhelmena Friedrich, ano
The funeral was held from the
esidence of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Mad
lock, Rev. Ferris being in charge oi
the services. Appropriate music was
urnished by a quartette.
"I knew Mr. Friedrich for ovei
twenty years and always found him
lo be an upright and honorable man,'
said Mr. Maddock yesterday. "While
ae was a bit queer at times, he was
-strictly honest and was a good citi
zen." Mrs, Friedrich will continue to live
at the same place as formerly anu
expectB to conduct a cleaning and pi es
jing establishment. She has the sym
party of the people of Heppner, in
After thirteen weeks of patient Buf
suering, Jack Newcomb passed away
at 4 o'clock Tuesday morning, May 1Z.
Ho was born in Oxburg, Germany,
Nov. 1, lHfiti. For many years he
worked in a cotton factory in that
country. He was married to Miss
Grade Smead, Dec. 12, 1888. In 18!lb
he came to America and for two years
lived at Hamilton, Oregon. From
there he moved to Heppner, hut re
mained only a short time, returning
to Hamilton. Soon after the flood,
lie again moved to Heppner, where he
resided until his death. In the past
live years he had two strokes of
paralysis. His death was due to a
complication of diseases. He leaves
a wife, three brothers and one sister
to mourn his loss.
Funeral services were held at the
Catholic Church, Wednesday morn-
ng at. 10 o'clock, Father O'Rouike
The delegation of Heppner business
men, who visited the Franklin hill
ast week, reported their investigation
Lo the County Court and Surveyor
Turner wan ordered by the Court to
lurvcy the hill and make a report of
Harry Duncan has started on the
(irst leg of his journey to New York,
lie went from here to Los Angeles
jnd from there will go overland in an
auto. He will take in the annual con
vention of Elks at Denver.
Oscar Whittington of the Eight
mile country, who served on the jury
this week, says his 300 acres of wheat
is looking fairly good.
Banker Cronan of lone transacted
business in Heppner several times
during the ast week.
PAST WEEK SEES TWO
STABBING AFFRAI A
Doctor's Aid Needed to Step
Heavy Flow of Blood.
VICTIM RUSHED TO ARLINGTON
Frce-For-AII Fight Averted - Deputy
Sheriff's Auto Stuck in Sand
Official Walks to Town,
Castle Rock, Or., May 13 (Special
to The Herald) Excitement ran high
in Castle Rock for a time last Friday
evening because of an Italian fight
which took place here.
An extra gang of about forty
Italians have been doing some exten
sion work on the side track here and
after working hours two of them got
into a quarrel. The quarrel was
started by Joe Gianelli, calling Gia
vanno Gusto a "Round-head", after a
few words had passed between them
Gianelli stabbed Gusto with a knife
and severed a small artery near the
It was thought for a time that
Gusto would certainly bleed to death
before medical aid could be reached.
However, James Bellamy, the section
foreman, hurried with him on his
motor car to a doctor in Arlington
who succeeded in stopping the flow of
blood in time to save his life.
Some of Gusto's relatives were very
much riled up over the affray and it
looked for a time as though there
would be a general Italian mix-up.
In the meantime J. A. Gibbons had
communicated with the sheriff, who
gave him authority to take charge of
'Ji anelli until deputy sheriff Mc
Duffee could arrive from Heppner.
Mr. Gibbons took Gianelli over to his
homo and kept watch over him until
Mr. McDuffee arrived at 3:00 a. m.
Mr. McDuffee had started across
the country from Lexington with Mr.
Beach in an automobile. They suc
ceeded in getting within about four
and a half miles of Castle Rock when
they got stuck in the sand and had to
walk into town.
The next morning Mr. Weston took
his team out and pulled the car
through the sand for them. After
this they had no more difficulty and
started for Heppner with their pri
soner via the Willow Creek road.
POLITICIAN IN TROUBLE
A certian ward heeler in the new
Virginia precinct had an experience
the other day that has just leaked
out. We are mentioning no names
in connection with this tale but the
party that did the deal is well known.
This party had been bothered by his
neighbor's cat considerably and when
he saw the cat in his chicken roost he
brought his trusty rifle into play and
fired on the enemy. Now this ward
heeler, who also happens to be a city
alderman, evidently is not the best
shot in the world and he only managed
to wound the cat, hitting it in the car.
About this time his wife appeared on
the scene. "I've shot that gol dinged
cat that's been killing our chickens
and I'll teach the neighbors to keep
their animals to home," boasted the
ddeimnn. "You've done no such a
thing," sobbed his wife. "That's OUR
CAT." Now you go ahead ad finish
your dirty work and kill that poor
Now when he found that it was
really his own cat he had killed the
alderman had not the heart to finish
the job. So he hired a chinaman to
tie a rope around the poor pussy's
head and drop her into the creek with
a stone attached. Hereafter this ward
heeler says he will spend his time
fighting his political enemies instead
of shooting cats.
The oil wagon recently purchased
by the city was put m operation this
week and Main Street and a few hide
streets were given two coals of oil.
That this method of keeping down the
dust is a good one, and that it will be
cheaper in the long run than the use
of water, is generally conceded. The
streets have u fine appearance now.
CASTLE ROCK WAS