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HEPPNER, OREGON, MAY 21, 1914
Agriculturalist Wins By Wide Mar
gin Oa Heavy Up-State Vote.
SMITH-BENNETT FIGHT CLOSE
Many Candidates Unopposed and Have
Clear Sailing-Brown Wins Nom
afion For Attorney General.
The primaries have come and gone.
Dr. James Withycombe of Corvallis
received the .republican nomination
for Governor by a plurality of ap
proximately 8,000 votes over his
nearest competitor, Gus Moser of
Portland. Moser carried Multnomah
county but the Willamette Valley
counties gave Withycombe a heavy
vote and he also carried several East
ern Oregon counties. . " A. M. Craw
ford was third in the race, falling
only a few votes behind Moser. R.
A. Booth of Eugene and "Nick" Sin-
nott of The Dalles, running for Sena
tor and Congressman respectively on
tion but were given a big complimen
tary vote. The lead of Geo. M. Brown
for Attorney General on the republi
can ticket is 5000 in round numbers.
Frank S. Grant of Portland was his
McBride, Bean, Harris and McNary
received the republican nomination
for Justices of the Supreme Court.
Benson and Cleeton were close to the
Tom Kay ..had no opposition for
State Treasurer on the Republican
ticket. For State Supt. of Public
Instruction, J. A. Churchill, incum
bent, won without effort. Ralph E.
Williams reoeived the nomination for
Republican National Committeemen
ovfcr C. W. Ackerson. O. P. Hoff was
again nominated for State Labor
C. A. Barrett and R. N. Stanfield,
candidates for Joint Seator and
Representative respectively for Mor
row and Umatilla Counties were re
nominated without opposition and
were given a handsome complimen-
. tary vote.
. ' On 'the Democratic side of the
fence, Dr. C. J. Smith, formerly of
Pendleton, won out by . a close vote
over Judge Bennett of The Dalles,
for Governor. His plurality will
probably not be over 1500 votes. Geo.
E. Chamberlain was unopposed for
United States Senator and was given
a large vote.
The totals for State offices in Mor-
I i n
,ruw county are as ionows;
For Member of the Republican
C. W. Ackerson 312
Ralph E. Williams 329
For United States Senator
A. Booth 698
For Representative in Congress
N. J. Sinnott
W. A. Carter , . .
A. M. Crawford 162
' Grant B. Dimick
l. i. ueer
Charles A. Johns 110
Gus C. Moser 131
James Withycombe .......... 147
Geo. C. Brownell
I Justice of Supreme Court
H. J. Bean
Henry L. Benson
T. J. Cleeton 204
P. H. D'Arcy 86
Lawrence T. Harris 158
T. A. McBride 331
Charles L. McNary 209
S. T. Richardson 135
Geo. N. Fan-in 82
Geo. M. Brown 257
Frank S. Grant 122
J. J. Johnson 88
Wm. P. Lord 132
Supt. Public Instruction
J. A. Churchill 674
John H. Lewis 326
L. R. Stockman 315
Fred S. Bynon 127
O. P. Hoff 239
John A. Madsen 69
M. E. Miller 209
Frank J. Miller 433
Hal D. Patton 201
Supt. Water Division No. 2
Geo. T. Cochran 571
Charles A. Barrett 588
Robert N. Stanfield '. . 558
W. H. Cannon 44
H. M. Esterly 131
United States Senator
Geo. E. Chamberlain 170
A. S. Bennett 8G
G. A. Cobb 18
John Manning 15
Robt. A. Miller 1
C. J. Smith 83
Justice Supreme Court
Wm. Galloway 110
W. M. Ramsey... 88
J. A. Jeffrey 153
Jos. M. Scott 151
OR. FELL NARROWLY
A recent issue of the Canyon City
Eagle contains an account of an ac
cident in which Dr. Fell, who s well
known in Heppner, was the leading
figure. The Eagle's story of the af
A most distressing accident hap
pened here Wednesday afternoon when
the automobile driven by Dr. J. H.
Fell of John Day went over the grade
just below town. Dr. Fell and W. R.
Greenwell were in the front seat and
John Collins, Art Martin and Billie
Jones were in the rear g at. The
machine had reached the first turn in
the road as they were leaving town
and in making the turn in the road
the hind whels of the machine skidded.
Dr. Fell threw the auto into the bank
and then evidently lost presence of
mind for with full speed on he turned
u straignt ior tne grade. The ma
cnine nit tne grade at top speed and
went oyer the 15-foot embankment.
The auto turned completely over and
ut ngnt side up.
How the Dassenerers escaned will
always remain a mystery as it seem
ed like an impossibility for one to get
away anve. Mr. ureenwell and (Jol
lins escaped without any injury al
though tne machine went entirely over
Collins. Mr. Martin suffered a severe
sprain of his ankle and Jones was
bruised and lacerated about the head
and face. Dr. Fell was seriously in
jured. He was found laying across
the body of Jones and both men were
unconscious. By the time that a large
crowd gathered which was but a few
moments Jones recovered and all at
tention was given to Dr. Fell. Exami
nation revealed a bad fracture of the
right leg near the hip joint. The doc
tors were unable to tell at the time
to what extent he was Injured but his
condition was regarded as serious).
This grade has alwavs been con
sidered as more or less dangerous and
serious accident has been pretivted.
The place where this party went off
the grade, however is about as safe
a place as there is on the road and can
be accounted for by assuming that Dr.
fell justt for an instant lost his pres
ence of mind. .
All parties having suitable lots
upon which to erect a . creamery in
Heppner, are invited to communicate
with me at once.
A. L. Sparling, Heppner, Ore.
Shaniko Star The Heppner Herald
is the latest baby in the newspaper
world and not much of a baby in size
at that. Its manager and editor L.
K. and E. G. Harlan are wide awake
hustling newspaper men judging from
the issue just received at this office.
The LaMott Comedy Co., who show
ed at the Star Theatre in Heppner for
three nights, ending Sunday, gave
about the best satisfaction of any com
pany showing here for a long time.
iney naa crowded nouses encn nignt.
Manager Sparks is booking the best
companies he can secure.
Miss Lvdia Griffin was in Hennncr
Saturday from her home in the Eight-
i . t j- . u
mile country. Miss Lydia reports her
mother, Mrs. T. M. Griffin, is some-
what better at this time and is slowly
recovering from her severe attack of
cast at the
Castle Rock ,
Eight Mile ..
17 2 1 3 37
7415 5 2 56 34
3 516 12
19 2 2 15
29 15 3 16 18 14
30 40 2 20 37 24
7 1118 4
13 12 7 13 7
22 2 6 130,14
38 78 8 84 64 30
101 33 6 14 53 77
20 4 3 5 40
13 3 1 13 2
7 2 2 5 4
44 14 2 28 103
12 3 2 27
Lexington . . .
Mt. Vernon . ,
North lone . ,
South lone . .
Gooseberry . .
LEO BLACKMAN SAFE ON AMERICAN SOIL
AFTER NARROW ESCAPE FROM HANDS
One Of Last Americans to Leave Mexico-Escapes on British
Steamer Cetriana After Ship Was Fired On by Mexicans
Arrived Safely In San Francisco Sunday,
A telegram causing much joy and
relief to his relatives and many
friends in Heppner was sent by Leo
Blackman to his mother, Mrs. H. S.
Blackman, who is now visiting in this
city and was received by her Mon
day. The text of the message was
San Francisco, May 17
Arrived today safely on British steam
er Cetriana. One of the last Ameri-
cans to leave Mexrco. Mexico in
turmoil and many Americans killed.
Leo S. Blackman
Monday's Oregonian contains com
plete information regarding the move
ments of the steamer mentioned in
the above telegram and Mr. Black
man was evidently lucky to escape
with his life. We reprint below the
Oregonian's story of the escape of the
Cetriana from Mexicans waters.
SAN FRANCISCO. Mav 17.
Graphic reports of the murder of
Americans, the capture by a Mexican
transport of the American brig Gene
va, the imprisonment of United States
Consul Edwards, of Acapulco, and
many atrocities on the west coast of
Mexico were brought in todav bv the
officers and 150 refugees on the Brit
ish steamer Cetriana, which arrived
Lieutenant Edward J. Minister.
royal naval reserve, commander of the
Letriana, got his steamer, loaded with
refugees, away from Manzanill by
daring and skilful action on April 28,
when it was believed the Mexicans
were preparing to burn it at the dock
by firing and dynamiting the wharves.
Kilie tire Directed Against Vessel.
Cast at the
, Eightmile .
j Gentry . . . .
Heppner . .
If xington . . .
, Mt Vernon . '.
North lone !
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Gooseberry . .
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According to the refugees, when
new3 of the capture r Vera Cruz bv
the United States reached the west
coast, it was taken by the Mexicans as
the beginning or war. The Mexicans
were inflamed to a high pitch, they
say, and the Americans abandoned
their homes and fled.
As the Cetriana got away from the
what is reported to be an attempt to
hem it in by four Mexican steamers,
a rifle fire was directed against it.
Many of the bullets struck the steam
Upwards of a score of murders,
mostly of Americans, were reported
by the Cetriana's passengers.
Captain W. H. Ferguson, of the brig
Geneva, of San Francisco, was one
of the Cetriana's passengers. For
nearly a week his ship, crew and four
refugees were held as prisoners of war
by the Mexicans, he reported. The
arrival of the cruiser Raleigh brought
about his release.
Water and Food Refused. .
"We left San Francisco January
31 and discharged our cargo at Guaay
mas, Mazatlan and San Bias," said
Captain Ferguson. "On April 21 we
were all ready to sail north except
that we needed water and provisions.
"That night the news of the taking
of Vera Cruz was received and the
port. officials notified me that war had
been declared between the United
States and Mexico. They would give
us no water or provisions, but told
us to sail. We took on four Ameri
cans, including a woman with a baby,
"There was not sufficient water
aboard for us to reach an American
port. The water was absolutely
"April 26, the Mexican transport
Korrigan with an arned crew steamed
out of Manzanillo and approached us.
The Mexican commander hailed us,
told us war was on, and said had or
ders to seize the Geneva as a prize of
war and all Americans aboard as pri
soners of war.
Passengers Made Prisoners.
"The Korrigan then towed us to
I'The next day, the 27th, tthe Cetri
ana arrived and I exchanged signals
with Commander Minister. Minister
was then informed that he could not
communicate with us, that we were
prisoners oi -var.
"A man aboard knew the German
Consul, Fritz Kayser, and got into
touch with him. Commander Minis
ter sent us word that he would not
leave until we were released. He ar
ranged to steam away and pick us
up after we had escaped in small
"We were ready to escape in the
small boats when the Raleigh arrived.
The Cetriana started to leave. I
raised the Stars and Stripes on the
Geneva and a roar of cheers broke out
from the refugees on the Cetriana
"We got into small boats and rowed
to the Cetriana. As we rowed away
the boats were fired on from the bow
of the Mexican steamer Pesquoria,
but no one was hit. When we got
aboard the Cetriana she steamed close
to the Raleigh.
"Minc3 were exploded at the end
of the breakwater, and an attempt
was made to ram the Cetriana by the
Mexican steamer Herreries . The
Herrerics is a convict ship and some
(Continued on last page)
NICK SINNOTT ONE OF
T ORATORS IN
That the people of Morrow County
have a sense of appreciation for the
good work done by Congressman Sin
nott was shown at the polls last Fri
day when he was given the largest
vote of any candidate for a Btate
or national office. That the people of
the district made no mistake in giving
him -such a large complimentary vote
is the opinion of Ned Baldwin, his- pri
vate secretary, who was in The Dalles
last week visiting his mother and sis
ter, and to vote at the primaries.
"Nick Sinnott of The Dalles is rated
as among the dozen best orators in the
national house of representatives. He
was showered with congratulations
after his great Panama Canal Tolls
repeal speech," said Mr. Baldwin.
"Moreover, Baldwin said, "Nick has
a standing among his colleagues al
ready, although he has only been in
Washington less than two years, as
good aa that of the average congress
man who has served five years. I say
this advisedly on the basis of Borne
six years of experience in observing
men and events at close range on
capitul hill. He is liked by his fellow
members, every one of them. Let me
illustrate how well by a case in point.
A certain piece of legislation for Ore
gon was pending before an important
committee last winter. Some of the
members of the committee objected
on theoretical grounds to a favorable
report. Nick explained the matter to
them and his interest in it and it
passed. One objecter said, 'I wouldn't
have done that for anyone else but
you Sinnott.' This is only one of many
similar cases and shows how Repre
sentative Sinnott has been able to
make so remarkable a showing in his
"Another reason is the hard work
he is doing. During the press of bus
iness the past spring he came back
to the office nearly every evening af
ter working hard in committee and on
the floor all day. His whole thought
is wrapped up in the work and inter
ests of eastern Oregon, sometimes he
doesn't get to eat luncheon until hours
after the ububI time, when there is a
press of legislaion.
"There has been a tremendous
amount of work done in the office of
he second Oregon this year. Many
days lust spring between 300 and 450
communications a day would come in
on the five mails, requests of every
variety under the sun, all of which
required prompt attention and re
"And say, how he does like The
Dalles and his old tillicums here.
When I left one of the last things he
"Hid to me was I'll miss talking over
the old home people with you. He ex
pects to return here just as soon as
the present session is over and go
over the district as completely as pos
sible before December. I believe it
will be the happiest day of his life
when he walks up Second street again
and sees his home folks again."
Ccne Fairhurst, a creek rancher
below Cecil, was a Heppner visitor,
returning home Monday.
M DUFFEE WINNER IN
Has Mora Votes Than Were Received
By All Three Opponents.
WATERS NOMINEE FOR CLERK
Currin and Jones Will be Opposing Can
didates (or Commissioner at the
Geo. MeDuffee, present deputy, won
the republican nomination for the
office of sheriff of Morrow County at .
the primaries last Friday, poling 16
votes more than the combined total
of his three opponents and distancing
his nearest competitor, Jeff Noel, by
224 votes. The race for the nomina
tion for sheriff held more interest to
the people of the county, apparently,
than the race for any other office.
J A. Waters of lone was the lucky
man, seeking the nomination for
County Clerk on the republican ticket
and in a field of three, he was high
man, falling only 14 votes shy of the
combined total of his opposition. A.
M. Malory was second in the race and
J. O. Hagcr brought up the rear.
Frank Gilliam, with a clear field
for re-nomination as Treasurer, has
the honor of having poled the largest
vote in Morrow County of any candi
date in the field.
Jessie J. Wells, received a compli
mentary vote of 72 from the republi
cans who favor him for Assessor.
Loy M. Turner for Surveyor, ran
second to Frank Gilliam, for the high
est number of votes. He had no op
position. Dr. Chick of one had his name
written in for Coroner 71 times and
was easily nominated.
The race for County Commissioner
was a walk-over for Geo. Currin, who
leads Geo. Bleakman by over 350
Alex Cornett, of cat shooting fame,
justice of the peace in the 6th district.
Mack Smith received the nomina
tion for constable in the same district.
Among the democrats, the only
office competed for was the Commis
sionership which was won by Jeff
Jones. W. A. Hayes for Sheriff. E.
R. Huston for clerk, Hanson Hughes
for treasurer, and J. J. WellH for As
sessor had no opposition and were
each given a large complimentary
vote. Joe Williams received the
nomination for justice of the peace in
the 6th district.
The total number of votes received
by candidates for county offices fol
W. J. Blake 168
Geo. MeDuffee . . , 453
Jeff Neel , 22!l
W. W. Smead... 40
Frank Gilliam 716
L. M. Turner 682
C. C. Chick.. 71
Dr. McMurdo 17
N. E. Winnard 9
G. A. Bleakman 226
Geo. J. Currin 681
R. Huston 164
J. J- Wells 1K6
Hanson Hughes 164
R. F. Eraser f,;j
Jeff Jones H5
Total No. republican votes 90!)
Total No. democratic votea 213
Albert Adkins was in
i Creek Saturday.