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About Heppner herald. (Heppner, Or.) 1914-1924 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 20, 1914)
With which is consolidated The lone Bulletin.
A first class newspaper entered at the postoffice at Heppner, Oregon aB second-class matter
HEPPNER, OREGON, OCT. 20, 1914
DEALS II) MORROW
A. Ill B Y HIE RANCH
Pays $20,000 For Swaggart-Mills Place The "White House
Dairy" Ranch Sold by Knappsnberg to Johnsons.
The deal was completed yesterday
whereby W. A. WilcoX, well known
local farmer, and son-in-law of Geo.
Currin, becomes the new owner of the
ranch at the Junction of Rhea Creek
and Willow Creek, two miles east of
lone. This ranch contains some 280
acres of which most'is bottom land, the
balance being used lor grazing pur
poses. The consideration was $20,
000, the deal including a small amount
of stock and implements. It is said
by many that this is the richest soil
in Morrow County. The wa'cr? or" Rhea
Creek have washed sediment for cen
turies upon the flat through which
flows the waters of Willow Creek and
the soil at this point Is deep. Alfalfa
is the principal crop and the former
owners, Geo. Swaggart and Jack
Mills, found that the hay could be
made to realize for '.hem between $12
and $15 per ton Tien fed to stock.
These gentlemen have made good on
this ranch and no doubt Mr. Wilcox
will do likewise.
Mr. Swaggart informs The Herald
that his reasons for disposing of his
interests in the ranch were, that he
desire to retire from active life and
take things easy for a time. They
anticipate moving to Pendleton, where
Mr. Swaggart has other interests. Mr.
Wilcox and family have the best wish
es of their many Heppner friends for
success in their new home.
IOXE, Oct. 19 A real estate deal
of some consequence was completed
here Saturday when Mr. and Mrs. A.
E. Johnson became possessors of the
"White House Dairy" ranch located
one mile west of lone on Willow Creek.
This is one of the very best ranches
on the creek and has extensive im
provements. Mr. Johnson and family
will move to this place from their
present location although they will
still look after the Ambler place
where they have been living. We wish
Mr. Johnson success in his new ven
ture. Mr. Calkins has purchased the
dairy cows from Mr. Knappcnberg
and will continue to supply the city of
lone with milk and cream. Mr. Knap
penherg, who sold the ranch to Mr.
Johnson, still retains his other exten
sive holdings. .
A surprise party was given Walt
Smith at his home last Saturday night
by a few of his friends. Those attend
ing were Mr. and Mrs. A. E Johnson,
Mrs. Jackson, Mrs. Campbell, Miss
Opal Cochran, Miss Audrey Woolery,
Mr. Wm. Burger and Dr. Dye. An
enjoyable time was reported. The re
mainder ot the evening was spent at
Walt Puyear and Fayne Coshaw re
turned home last Saturday night af
ter a week's outing in the mountains
with Guy Nordyke of Lexington.
Brick didn't bring back the deer but
he said he saw its tracks.
Football practice was held on the
local field by the lone High School.
Bob Sperry, manager of the lone
Basketball team, received a challenge
from Pendleton High School for a
game on December 30th. It will prob
ably be accepted.
The boys are starting a club similar
to the one they had last winter. It
will be a place to spend long winter
evenings. They have rented the hall
over Cochran's meat market and will
convert it into club rooms. There will
be about 15 members.
Say, not changing the subject, but
isn't A. E. there on the headwork 1
Mr. A. H. McNalley has accepted
a position with Wm. Burger as assist
ant. Increasing business demand
ed more help. Mr. McNalley will take
charge of the shoe making depart
ment. A social dance was given in the
rink last Saturday and a fine time was
had by all those present. Mr. Engle
man announced that there would be a
masked ball on Hallowe'ne night.
Everyone should mask and make this
one of the big affairs of the season.
A dance will be given in the rink this
Friday evening and the music will be
furnished by Bowker's orchestra of
HARDMAN, Oct. 18 Joe Howell
returned from the mjuntains the other
day with one of those fine big deer.
He is going back in a few days af
ter the other two.
The anti-prohi talker did not make
a good impression on the people of
One of Joe Howell's horses died the
other day from an unknown cause.
David Emry has been herding for
A. E. Wright for the past few days
but came home yesterday. David
says there is more pleasure in a game
of checkers or fishing than there is
in herding sheep.
Jas. Wyland came in from the
mountains this week with his sheep
arriving here last evening. .
OE SUN. SCHOOLS
Will be Held in lone, Lexing
ton and Heppner, Begin-
Mrs. J. B. Adams is reported very
Jay Rossen arrived home today from
his trip to Fox Valley.
Jas. Knighten was in town Sunday
from his home on Heppner Flat.
Mrs. May Robison returned last
evening from the McDuffy Springs
where she had been for the last two
Glenn Hadley and a couple other
sportsmen went out to the mountains
on a deer hunt today.
Pete Prophet is up from the Valley
looking after business interests..
Wright Saling is seeding the Chas.
Fuller ranch for A. E. Wright.
The Morrow County Sunday School
Convention will be held in lone, Lex
ing and "Heppner, beginning at the
former place next Fridav afternoon.
lne atternoon and evening services
will be held in the Congregational
Lnurch at lone.
Saturday morning, afternoon and
evening sessions will be held in the
M. hi. Church South, Lexington.
Sunday afternoon at 2:30 and in the
evening at 7:30 there will be rallies
held at the Christian Church in Hepp
ner. All Sunday Schools of the county
are expected to send delegates. Free
entertainment will be provided.
The Herald stated in its last issue
that W. T. Hill had disposed of his
ranch on Balm Fork. This informa
tion was given us by a reliable party
and the deal was supposed to have
been definitely closed. A hitch arose
at the last moment, however, and the
deal was not consummated. Instead,
Mr. Hill has now leased the place to
Art Minor. Mr. Minor bought the
cows on the place from Mr. Hill, outright
The Herald office was the recipient
last Friday evening of a box of fresh
strawberries grown and picked that
ery day on Ihe Hnyd Brothers' ranch
in Sand Hollow, some 14 miles north
cast of Heppner, in Morrow County.
A number of the berries were exceed
ingly large and had a fine color and
Kipe strawberries picked in Morrow
County on the ltith day of October
m e a novelty but only go to show that
with proper care almost anything can
le grown here that grows elsewhere,
Lou Putnam left Sunday morning
for Portland where he will visit with
his family a few weeks. When he re
turns he will bring the family with
Arthur Pierce left for Portland
Sunday on business.
Miss Audrey .Woolery and Mrs.
Jackson left Sunday for Portland
where they will make a short visit.
We would like to see a football
game between lone and Heppner High
schools. Is it possible:
C. B. Sperry went to Heppner Sun
I()lt SALE Ford car in run
ning condition. 191 .1 model and
ncrnlly overhauled. Will lake
a team of work horses a part
Inquire at Herald
Frank Aker. who recently pur
f biued tb J ulfalfa ranch owned by
. sh. Jit above lone, has been mak
i ; e xt. mi: i"c improvement!! to the
) rpcMy. His latest move was to
1 ind three more rooms on to the resi
( . ni p Mid add n gable to the front of
huibiii.g. which gives the house a
i 'ire attractive appearance.
The writer had the pleasure to hear
the program given by the literary
society of the Heppner High School
last iriday afternoon, which was as
follows: Music by Glee Club; Essay
"The Literary Suciety's Aims and
Uses", by Lera Githens; Current
Events, by Kenneth Binns; Music by
Boys' Glee Club; Paper "What the
Present Administration Has Accom
plished," by Melba Griffiths; Reading
"Biddy Among the Yankees," by Edith
Barton; Music by Girls' Glee Club;
Paper "Who is Responsible for the
Present European War," by Harley
Adkins; Music by Glee Club. Quite a
numbebr of visitors were present.
Miss Grace Van Vactor, President of
the Society, made a short speech at
the close of the program in which she
thanked all those who had participated
in the program and those who had at
tended. She extends a cordial wel
come to the visitors to come again.
The next program will bo held in
about two weeks..
HOT LAKE MANAGER WOULD
LIKE NOTICE OF ARRIVAL
Persons contemplating a visit to
Hot Lake Springs, Oregon, who re
quire the service of a wheel chair or
other special convenience, are request
ed by the manager to give notice of
arrival in advance, so that proper care
and attention may be assured.
W. P. Phrophet of Salem was in
the Herald office Friday. Mr. Prophet
was at one time a merchant in Hard-
man and gold his business there some
few years ago to Geo. Bleakman. For
fifteen years Mr. Prophet was in the
sheep business in the interior. He
will spend some time in the county
looking after business interests.
Mrs. J. W. Stevens and daughter,
Miss Cecil, were in Heppner over Fri
day and Saturday of last week
from Hardman. The Herald office
acknowledges a pleasant cull
from these ladies. They came m
to see the linotype machine in action
Mr Gonty, the shoe man, has re
modeled and rearranged the interior
of his store and the change is decided
ly for the better. The repair depart
ment has been moved to the rear and
the shoe stock to the front. Mr. Gonty
informs us that he intends to add a
larger and more complete line of shoes
in the near future and will tell vu
about them in the columns of the
Lexington has had quite a lot of
entertainments this week for both
young and old. On Tuesday night we
had the first number of the Lyceum
Course, Mrs. Gill, the harpist. This
program was very well attended.
Mrs. Gill played a concert Grand Harp,
which she said cost $1000.00. It was
certainly a beauty and Mrs. Gill prov
ed herself quite an artist.
Ray McAllister has moved his
family on to the McAllister ranch
about a mile from town. Rav will
tind out what farming is like for the
Some real estate has changed hands
this week. The quarter of land form
erly known as the Cypert ranch was
sold to a Fendleton man and then
resold to J. B. Coxen, the Lexington
Sarber. Consideration $20 per aero.
We believe the deal was closed
hrough our live and wide-awake real
estate man, Mr. Flint. Then we un
lerstand that the 100 acres joining
Ihe above place and owned by Supt.
Notson was also sold but the full par
ticulars were not obtained.
The stork visited the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Chas. Johnson and left an
S pound girl on Saturday, October 10.
The little baby will be called Anna
Laura Johnson. All are doing nicely.
On Wednesday night the people
were treated to a temperance lecture
!y Bob Robinson and this was also
well attended. On Thursday and Fri
lay night the blind phrenologist was
here and lectured in the Congregation
al Church. Each evening two gentle
men were selected from the audience
and a free reading was given them.
Mr. Flint and Mr. Doak were the two
selected on the first night. The Pro
fessor did not say anything that would
hurt their feelings, but what he did
tell these men was true and interest
ing. Mrs. Rice was down from lloppncr
to stay a few days with her daughter,
Mrs. Uurgoyno, while Mr. liurgoyne
was in Walla Walla on business.
One of our merchants has purchas
ed what is known as the Artisan Hall
and will have it moved over on the
:orner opposite where it now stands
anil have it llioiougbly iviiii..iJeil
and fixed up for an Odd Fellow build
ing. We hope some of the townspeo
ple will pledge themselves to build us
a new hall for we will need it.
NEW MEIERS ADDED
Meetings At Christian Church
Closed Sunday With All
The Revival at the Christain
Church closed Sunday night with an
ill-day meeting, many being present
:'rom lone, Lexington and other points.
After the morning services the ladies
of the church served lunch for all pres
ent. There were 13 additions to the
lunch during the day 20 in all dur
ing the revival. Minister Handsaker
and congregation are very much
ileased with the results.
Thos. Nail, who has been employed
on the Nunemaker ranch on Rhea
Creek for the past ten years, departed
Saturday morning for his old home
n Virginia and has ordered the Herald
uldressed to him at Pipers Gap. Dur
ing the entire ten years Mr. Nail was
employed on the above-named ranch
rie lost only three days and worked
'or three different employers. He is
known to be a first-class ranch hand
ind was well liked about the com
munity. He was not certain whether
c would return to Oregon or remain
in the Fast.
Among our Saturday visitors we
noted Chas. Valentine and family,
Henry Seheizinger, Chas. Jones, ('has.
ind Kd. Brown, Mrs Flda Green, Miss
Andis, Fraud and Joe Moyer, Henry
I''. Ulahm and family, W. B. Tucker,
Mr. and Mis. Jake Pearson, Mrs.
straight, Mrs. Al Osmin, P. Devin and
laughter, Dan llenshaw, R. W. Tur
icr and Frank Turner, Nels Justus,
Win. Scott, Henry Frail, Glenn Hayes
mil Mr. and Mrs. Roy Missildine.
We understand there will be a wed
.ling in the near future, of some Lex
ington parties. Preparations are now
being made. Luck to you, F.rnie, for
you were always a lucky hoy.
About a year ago when the second
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FOR SALE I have a few choice j n,)pt. thought there was not enough
Lincoln Bucks in uvpuiu-r for hale, i i,u;..JU r.. i i..,, n i
See Frank Roberts. j ' ,.,.,', ,i',,' ,h lu .;.
i nit h places seem to be always busy.
Now there is a rumor that another
barber shop will soon be opened to
the public. And these fails prove
that Lexington is growing and grow
.ng fast. Here's lin k to you.
To The Voters of Morrow County.
I hereby respectfully solicit the sup
port of all voters at the general elec
tion, Nov. 3. If elected I promise to
give my personal attention to the
duties of the effice and assure the pco-
and were given a souvenir Blug cast ; pie or Morrow l ounty thai lair, im
on the machine with their name in partial and courteous treatment will
type. Visistors are always welcome be accorded to all patrons of the
at The Herald office. ! office.
FOR SALE Some good horses and
mules, broke or unbroken, i'i imlis
southwest of Lexington. F. E. Mason.
Democratic Candidute for County ,r eiiU-rtiiiiiu-tit s.
Treasurer. , I
Bowker's Orchestra will furnish
j music for dances at Heppner and lone
Thursday and Friday of this week.
' Albert Bowker ami tlrve Rasmus have
1 secured leases on ciie l air Dance
I Pavilion and the Cub Hall and they
xpect to give dances at regular m
I t-et vals during the winter. 'I bey w ill
ilso have these balls for rent provid-
ng other parties desire to give dances
To Morrow County Voters.
I hereby solicit the support of all
Patrons of the Star Theatre ap-
nrpcinte the fact thut the use of two
machines in the operating room does ! voters at the general election for the
The Star Theatre has been giving i away with a good deal of waiting. ! office of County Treasurer. If rc-
As soon as one reel is finished another lecum i win cenunue vo give ui.
appears on the screen so quick that no , affairs of the office the same careful
change is noticeable. I attention I have given them in the
I past, and conduct the office in a busi
I Mr. J. C. Ktapleton, the new own- I
I if the Mountain Valley Farm, just
j north of town, had a lin e bunch of
i .tationery printed at Ibis office dur
ing the past week. He al .n bad -Oil
'nutter wrappers printed lu order.
away a pennant each night. Ihe
seats are numbered and the spin of a
wheel decides who is the lucky person.
LOST A brown mare, 6 years old
i 'id wi iuht about 1-00 pounds. Is
marked with a star on the fore-head
; nd with a brand en the left should
ir C. I!.. ilh a 7. directly below it.
It ,iH l.i-l Keen about to weeks ago
near Parker's Mill. O. E. Wright, of
licnpmr. i the owner ind will gi
i ll) few ard for its return.
Mr. C. W. Muiite returned Satur
day eve- n g from a bu-unem trip to
o.iide pniM iiml was accompanied
,.ti,e I y bi l".thT-ill-!:iw, Mr. B.
T. Sne.i, til Al in gti'ii. Mrs. Snell is
elf uf the I II lie t pioneers of the
liner country nod It Well
I with nun y of the pioneer
;: lil lleppl-er.
i -I pn.i"
ii j :t; t merit
, ,i: e '"ii
1 1 ,i
;,1 Bank or llepp.
e. in their book
n split keyboard,
i. lure. Tht ma-
to ilitlerent totals al
and when manipulat
nv it '!
, t bun.
itt wuik in a nian-
It is a distinct plea
sure to sell a watch that
will literally astonish its
owner by its wonderful
accuracy a watch that
will stay accurate year
after year through all
kinds of service. That's
why we ofllr you
"TU ttllntt Tim ilKirilwH"
This watch It mantel of
curacy, thinnest and rxautjr.
Msde In all sixes, fr mm
nd women. Also Hamilton
movements Sold separately to
Ct tluiott an cic,
JLMLLK AND OPTOMETRIST
The Herald knows of two furnished ,
housekeeping rooms for rent at a !
reasonable price. These are very de-1
Hirahle rooms and anyone wishing to
rent rooms had better speak to us at
On Otliber .10, I '.II I. at my place
2 miles Hoiithennl of I.exinitliin, I will
till at public Hurt ,1111 my entire held
if dairy rows, iiImi one St. II Simplex
Separator. Sale hegiim at I O'clock.
It. W. Snider.
I The Manufacturers' and Land Pro
; ducts' Show starts in Portland next
1 Mnndnv. Mrirrnw Cnuntv wilt le
1 renresented bv a irood share of the elected I promise to faithfully per
Drodurts which were exhibited at the , form the duties of said office with the
To the Voters of Morrow County.
I earnestly solicit your support at
the general election, to be field on
November 3, for the office of County
Commissioner. In the event I am
Having pun hated a 1915 Model
Maxwell I am otlering my
PHI model at a great bargain.
Will take a team of wink borne
in part pin mi..:.
Dr. Vtiiinard, !! iiner. Ore.
FOR SALE Some fine S. C. M.
! U'trhorn roosters at $1 each as long
is Ihrjr Isst. J. F. llardestly, Mor
: Ran, Ort Kon.
I Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Swsggart, who
' live at Jordan Siding, have been re
ceiving a visit from their son-in-lsw
, and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Geo.
same care and attention I would give
to my private affairs. I will give as
much of my personal attention to the
county roads as I possibly ran and
will endeavor to see that all county
funds are handled in a judicial, econ
omical and sensible manner.
I am an agent for Mrs. Summers'
famous home remedies.
M-nt on request. Mrs.
i Morgan, Oregon.
' Mr and Mrs. Arthur Wills rame in
from their Butter Owk rsnrh rriday
and went on down the line to lxmg
ton and lone, where they made a
hort visit with relatives.
To the Voters of Morrow County.
I hereby solicit the support of the
voters of Morrow ( ouiity for tin-
hamulrs office of County t'ommixtiorier at the
Hardest y, general eltrtion, November :t. If elec
ted I promise to give thu important
office the attention it mi rit and '!
vote my energies to an pi-iimtnn al
sdministrstion of County sfTairi fiom
the standpoint of the taxpayer.
I shall consistently endeavor to
bring about some arrangement wbeie
by monies expended on the county
roaods shall be of tatting and per
manent value, and eliminate so far
possible nnedless extravagant e in all
' FOR SM.K A number of female
"St. AridrewalM-rg Rollers" rsnary
birds. 1ho are hifh prired birds but branches of County Government.
I desire to sell them and am pricing i Yours rpwtfiilly,
them at only f I earn. Mrs. F.ph ha- i GLO. 1 I KIU.V,
kelson, Lexington, Oregon. 1 llepublnan Nominee
ItLSTAl KANT I OK SALE.
In the city of Heppner, Oregon.
'lion in a koimI rent auraiit in llepp
iit r for sale. Lot-sli d on Main Street
nd doing a firl bi biitint . It
. i wi ll eiiilii i Willi t-vi rvlhllig
iicrt-Hry to do the hii-aucs. . . t lean
and in al in ril l) particular. . .'I In ri
ire Mime hnu-i hold id.iU wlinh will
II in the nale, all new noil llt sble
irtit les.. .'I he rilfht Minn ISM take llilM
plair and make mom), as it it
nunc) maker now mid ou know wbal
I is In bill s bli-itn paving well,
lul drop a line to the owner or bil
ir )!. slop in ami talk it our with
him.. He is dioiriius of making a
ours fur biiniu ,
(. O N (. I. A N i:
VISITED BY IE SCRIBE
Sunday morning, L. K. Harlan of
The Herald, and our linotype operator,
Mr. Mcliowan, took a motor trip down
Willow Creek and our first stop was
it Mcadowhrook Home, the beautiful
ilfalfa ranch owned by Mr. and Mrs.
Kph Kskelsnn. We arrived there about
l:HII. Here we found Mr. and Mrs.
Kskelsnn and their daughter, Miss
lladys, busy with the morning's work
ind making pre paragons to spend thu
imlance of the day at ease. Mendow
brook Home is a "home" in fact as
A'ell an in name. About a year ago
lr. Kskelsnn decided that a new house
Alls needed. Now he did not set about
to build a shack. The Kskelson's are
ml "just slaying here." They make
Morrow County their home, because,
is Mr. Kskelson told us, "I believe that
Mot row County is the best place I
have ever struck." Therefore, in
niililing their new house, only tin
iest material was used, and comfort
'or the future, were the bywords. The
lew residence faces north, towards the
oad. lu the front lawn we noted a
uil'e viii ii-ty of datilias and other
lowers. Along tin creek bank a
ement wall has been built to protect
be bank from the flood ami irrigating
waters. A Hi nt fence adorns the lop
if Ihe wall and encloses the yiini.
i iniss the front of the residence and
mlf way iiioond eai'i side is a spac
ious porch, which s enclosed by a
a reen. Inside the house we found
,paiiini-i mid well furnished rooms,
and the good nature of our host and
loste s : med to have thrown a hulo
if i nnteiit ment throughout the place.
Ihe K1 el;, oil's are up-to date. Heal
i.itig that good light ia essential to
"mil health they have installed in
'heir re-l'lelice a complete acetylllie
lighting sislem. 'Ihe null of a cord
.my time of day or night throws the
rays of a bright, white light, through
out the various rooms, ami also upon
ihe porches. It being a little chilly
that moimiig, our ho t light a lire and
while we limited around the hearth,
Mn. lvl.i l on prepared II dinner-one
of I In- kn.'li you lead about, w ith real
ibnk cream such as most editors lire
nut it-el to having on their tables,
fe--h x'uii h jut olf the vine, good
borne made butter, and beside the
ed. lot's puite was placed nil immense
pii her of fri -b rrnlk which We did
mi la- t lo do away with. The meal
ii. H p!i le with Ihe ninny older well
oolcil ill lii -t thai lire u iially found
opon llie I. lles of Well lo do ffttltll-rH
an I e,i h and every one m given a
i'oo.I sampling by tbe.e two hungry
Id fine we left after dinner, Mr.
K- Vi on gave u mi ofib-r for some
piin'i 'l r,i' loiicl y and nKo put lulu--elf
in good 'landing with our nub--Miptiori
di pal tmelit. He III -o invited
'lie writer to t tck away a couple of
thoe irmnen -e t.iua -het in the bin k
nt of '.',s" hj,i Mrs K'kel'Oli pick
i d a tn-a til if ' il lioiiiel of flowers for u i
lo line lo Mr Harlan. A cordial
mi Million wa given us to form again
ind ol ten and it will be easy for our
reader to believe that y ribe hat
no intention of forgetting the iiivita-li'.ti.