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WHAT THE KIDNEYS DO
Their Hnceln WrU Ke.di l
All the blood in the body passes
th rough the kidneys once every three
minute. The kidneys filter the
blood. They work night and day.
When healthy they remove about 500
grains of impure matter daily, when
unhealthy some part of this impure
matter is left in the blood. This
brings on many d leases and symptoms-pain
in the back, headache,
nervousness, hot, dry skin, rheumatic
pains, gout, gravel, disorders of the.
eyesight and hearing, dizziness irreg
ular heart, debility, drowsiness,
dropsy, deposits in the urine, etc.
But if you keep the filters right you
will have no trouble with your kid
neva. E. L. Berry, Main St. Heppner
Oregon says: "You are welcome to
use my name as one who has been
cured of Kidney complaint by Doan's
Kidney Pills. Mv kidneys were weak
and my back was so painful thatI
was obliged to walk all stooped over.
The contents of one box of Doan's
Kidney Pills effected a core and dur
ing the pas two years there has been
no recurrence of the trouble.
For sale by all dealers. Price 50c.
Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, New
York, sole agents for the United
Remember the name Doan's and
take no other.
Red Front Livery &
Willis Stewart, Prop
Kept constantly on hand
and can be furnished on
short notice to parties
wishing to drive into the
interior. First class : :
Hacks and Buggies
CALL AROUND AND
SEE US. WE CATER
TO THE : ; : , : :
: AND CAN FURNISH
RIGS AND DRIVER ON
SHORT NOTICE : :'
HEPPNER, - OREGON
left me with a frightful cough and
very weaK. I naa speiis wnen acouiu
hardly breathe or speak for 10 to 20
minutes. My doctor could not help
me, but I was completely cured by
Mrs. J. E. Cox, Joliet, 111.
SOc AND $1.00 AT ALL DRUGGISTS.
A thoroughbred Jersey bull, one
year of age and-dehomed. Will sell
tbia animal cheap.
Lexington , Oregon.
A yearliDg bav colt, with one white
hind foot, branded :P on right shoulder.
This animal was missed from the
Andrew Neal castors at Lone Rock
the early prt of October 1911. A
reward of $5 00 jwill be paid for in
formation leading to its recovry.
1 mo. EiRht Miile Oregon.
Gi to the Bakery for yoor Lread.
26 loaves for 1 00.
Whr not select that carpet from the
new lines at Case's Furniture Store.
;capli Ait Awful fate.
A thousand tongues could not ex
press the gratilu-le of Mr. J. E. Cox,
ot Joliet, III. for her wonderful deliv
erance from an awful fate. Tvnhoid
pneumonia had left me with a dread
ful cnnjih," she. wries. "Sometimes
I bad s'Jcb awful roughing soells I
boughc I would die. I could get no
tio'p from doctor's treatment er other
medicines till I used Dr. King's New
Discover. But I owe my life to
this wonderful remedy for I hirdly
eoueh at all now." Quick and safe,
itt the most reliable of all tl.roatand
luog medicines. Eery bottle guar
antied. 50o and tl 00. Trial bottle
f re at Slocura Drug Co.
Pr. C C. Chick and Wiliard Elake,
of Ion attended Masonic ceremonies
in Heppner on last Friday evening.
NEW LABOR BILL
A TAFT POLICY
Liability and Compensation
' Measure Progressive.
JUSTICE IS ITS OBJECT.
President Approve Proposed Legisla
tion Making Federal Labor Laws Fit
Modern Condition Legal Machinery
As the result of the personal interest
of President Taft In all matters af
fecting the workingmen of the country,
congress has before It today a com
prehensive bill on employers' liability
and workmen's compensation -which is
recognized as one of the most progres
sive of the many achievements of the
Taft administration. The bill was re
ported by a commission appointed by
President Taft pursuant to a Joint res
olution of congress passed on June 2",
1010, and It was recently sent to con
gress by the president, accompanied
with a message recommending Its pas
sage. As drafted the measure pro
vides, an exclusive remedy and com
pensation for accidental Injuries re
sulting In disabilities or death to em
ployees of common carriers engaged
In Interstate or foreign commerce or
In the District of Columbia.
This comprehensive legislation is the
direct outcome of the general unsatis
faetoriness of labor legislation passed
by congress In recent years and is il
lustrative of the Taft method of reach
ing on admitted evil by a painstaking
investigation followed by carefully
considered laws. As Is well known, the
first employers' liability law passed in
the last administration was declared
unconstitutional by the courts. A new
law to take its place was passed un
der this administration, but it was gen
erally understood at the time that the
comprehensive measure now before
congress was to follow, both as to
liability and compensation, as soon as
the necessary Investigation into the
subject could be made. The result is
that the workingmen of the United
States, so far as they can be reached
by federal law, will soon, be working
under one of the most enlightened la
bor laws on record. s
Provision is made in the bill, as draft
ed tentatively, that every common car
rier engaged in interstate or foreign
commerce shall pay compensations in
the amounts specified in the bill to any
of its employees who sustains personal
injury by accident arising out of aud
In the course of his employment and
resulting In his disability or to his de
pendents In case of death.
It is provided In the bill that the In
jured employee shall have medical at
tendance and surgical aid when nec
essary, the last mentioned being limit
ed to $200. The monthly wages of au
employee are deemed to be twenty-six
times the established day's pay, and
$50 is the minimum monthly wage pay
ment. It is also provided that all.com-
pensatlon shall be paid monthly unless
computed to a lump sum.
Death benefits are provided for at a
specific percentage of the man's wages
to be paid to the widow with an in
crease in the amount when there are
dependent children, aud In case of no
dependents the payment of the burial
expenses fs required. The matter of
personal Injury compensation is also
covered in a fair and equitable pro
vision. Another feature of the proposed act
Is a clear definition of the term "de
pendent" as well as of what consti
tutes an "injury" and an "employee."
Legal complications are provided for,
reports of accidents, payhieuts and
operations under the law to the inter
state commerce commission are re
quired, and it Is declared that the pro
posed act shall take effect on July 1,
1912, and cited as "the federal com
pensation act of 1912."
In its Investigations of this subject
the commission determined at the out
set that in substance the doctrines of
the common law originating under com
paratively simple conditions were un
just as applied to the complex relations
of master and servant. The use of
complicated machinery, steam and elec
tricity has had the effect of increasing
the deplorable antagonism between
employer and employee and often
giving a few injured employees Jarge
and frequently extravagaut damages,
while the gren majority have been left
to bear the entire burden without any
At the time of the adoption of the
common law mien of liability Indus
trial conditions were radically differ
ent from those of today. The number
of employees was smaller because
there were few big industrial plants.
The business carried on was small in
extent, the appliances used In the
work consisted largely of hand tools,
while the power was simple in char
acter, with little danger to the em
pijyee. Under such conditions the
rules of common law originated.
Today there In a vast difference.
President Taft, In the mesnge which
transmitted the report of the commis
sion to congress, nptly says, in speak
ing f the proposed bill, "that it is one
of the great steps of progress toward
a satisfactory solution of an Important
phase of the controversies between em
ployers and employees that have len
proposed within the last two or three
deendes. The old rules of liability un
der the common law were adapted to a
different aee and condition' and were
asasaasa'ssss'ss,''',s "- i
CHINAMEN ARE TOUGH.
They Can Live Under Condition That
Would Kill a Whte Man.
Peculiar power to resist disease la a
characteristic of the Chinese, accord
ing to Professor K. A. Ross. For In
stance, out of tea children bora ia
western homes three, normally the
weakest three, will fall to grow up.
Out of ten children born in China about
eight are doomed to die In infancy.
The difference ia due to the hardships
that infant life meets with among the
Chinese, and with such rigorous selec
tion there results a stock displaying a
peculiar hardiness. Living In the su
persaturated, man stifled land, pro
foundly Ignorant of the principles of
hygiene, the masses have developed an
immunity to noxious microbes which
excites the wonder and envy of the for
eigner. "They are not affected by a mosquito
bite that will raise a large lump on the
lately come foreigner," says Professor
Ross. "They can use contaminated
water from canals without incurring
dysentery. There is very little typhoid,
and what there is Is so attenuated it
was long doubted to be typhoid. AU
physicians agree that among the Chi
nese Binallpox is a mild disease. The
chief of the army medical staff points
out that during the autumn maneuvers
the soldiers sleep on damp ground
with a little straw under them without
any ill effects.
"Coolies, after two hours of burden
bearing nt a dog trot, will shovel them
selves full of hot rice with scarcely
anv mastication and burry on for an
other two hours. A white man would
writhe with indigestion. The Chinese
seem able to sleep iu any position. I
have seen them sleeping ou piles of
bricks or stones or poles, with a block
or a brick for a pillow and with the
hot sun shining full into the face.
They stand a cramped position louger
than we can and can keep on longer at
monotonous toil unrelieved by change
or break." Chicago News.
Process by Which These Familiar
Characters Were Evolved.
The sign of addition i3 derived from
the initial letter of the word ''plus."
In making the capital letter it was
made more and more carelessly until
the top part of the "p" was placed
near the center; hence the plus sign
was finally reached.
The sign of subtraction was derived
from the word "minus." The word
was first contracted into mus, with a
horizontal line above to indicate the
contraction, which was a printer's
freak that may be found in almost any'
book bearing a date earlier than the
beginning of the eighteenth century.
After the lapse of a long period of time
the letters were omitted altogether,
leaving only the short line so well
known to all.
The multiplication sign was obtained
by changing the plus sign into a char
acter resembling the letter x. This
was done simply because' multiplica
tion is but a shorter form of addition.
Division was formerly indicated by
placing the dividend above a horizontal
line and the divisor below. In order to
save space In printing the dividend
was placed to the left and the divisor
to the right, with a simple dot in place
The radical sign was derived from
the initial letter of the word "radix."
The sign of equality is said to have
first been used in the year 1557 -by a
sharp mathematician, who adopted it
as a substitute for the words "equal
Enlightening a Poet.
The English poet Mr. i'owys told
this anecdote, in which he claimed to
have been the party of the second
part. lie said that he was tailing to
au old country woman on the occasion
of the queen's jubilee in 1807. "What
do you understand by the word 'Jubi
lee?'" he asked her.'
"Well," answered the old dame, "if
you've been married fifty years and
the man's alive it's a golden wedding.
If lie's dead it's a jubilee."
Ancient Cancer Cure.
An ancient oriental cure for cancer
was to apply n live toad to the affected
part. A well authenticated case of this
form of treatment was that of th wife
of a merchant of Smyrna. A lire toad
was strapped tightly over the diseased
part. and. It was said, the woman was
completely cured within a short time.
It was a sacrifice upon the part of the
toad, bowexer, as it died after It had
been on duty twenty-four hours.
The Best He Could Do.
"Mr. Addem." said a tightwad mer
chant to his si& faced bookkeeper. "I
wish you would try to look a little
"I think," replied the bookkeeper,
swallowing a big lump. ""that for 30
shillings n week I'm awfully Jolly."
London Mail. '
"Anything going ou this evening?" '
"Yes: there's to be a performance nl
:e Afhletic gardens. A fellow will
undertake to subdue an automobile
that has a record of having killed six
men. He's to do It In one hour or for
leit $1,000."-Chicago Tribune.
With an Incumbrance.
"No." said Mr. Cumrox. "i dont In
the least disapprove of my daughter's
marrying a title."
"But you Heem dissatisfied "
"1 am. What I object to Is the fel
low that goe with It." Washington
Beware of bnd beginnings. He who
does not take the first wrong step will
never take the second.
CRIMINALS IN FRANCE. ' fri Jit jqi ' ' "it
Curious Device Used to Land Them
Safely In Jail.
Scarcely a day passes without a pic
ture appearing In the French press ot
a prisoner being led off to the station
by a policeman and the description,
"the Apache being taken away band
cuffed by the agents." As a matter
of fact, handcuffs are altogether out of
date in France and are never used.
Instead of the bracelets every po
liceman carries a "cabriolet," which is
a very rough and massively made ar
ticle resembling a huge watch chain
some ten inches long wWh a stout
wooden crossbar at eitbend. An
expert can slip this over th wrist of
an offender In a twinkling and with
both the crossbars in bis band has
only to give It a twist to inflict the
most excruciating pain and compel In
stant and lamblike submission.
Another common method of prevent
ing escape Is to make the prisoner
place both his hands in bis side trouser
pockets and then pass a string around
his wrists and around his waist and
bid him march. He can walk at a
very smart pace, but any attempt to
run out of a shambling trot immedi
ately brings biin down, nose to the
If no string is handy all the brace
buttons of the trousers are cut off and
the culprit is made again to put bis
hands in his pockets. As in the for
mer case, be can only walk, since so
soon as he frees his hands bis nether
garments fail about his legs and be Is
Few of these devices are apparent to
the casual passerby, who often won
ders at the passive docility with which
some villainous looking individual un
der arrest follows bis captor to the
station. Sometimes on a country road
one may meet a couple of gendarmes
on foot or on horseback, leading a
prisoner between them.
This Is In obedience to a quaint reg
ulation whereby prisoners are never
sent by train from place to place, as
there are no funds set apart for rail
way fares. Consequently four or five
times as much is spent In food, drink
and lodging for the escort as would
be for the ticket, but the regulations
are observed. In such cases the po
lice often use the "poucettes." though
strictly speaking this instrument is
not legal, s
It is n sort of loose thumbscrew,
which is fixed so as to keep the two
thumbs comfortably together so long
as the man does not struggle, but a
twist of the string held by one of the
police is onough to destroy any wish
to escape. London Standard.
"Mad Anthony" Wayn.
The nickname of "Mad Anthony" at
tached to the name of General Wayne
. TMvlMf(rktin,i7 fnnm ti'iw fine to no
trace of Insanity, but instead to the .
man's wild, reckless courage in plung
ing into battle where the odds against
hitn seemed hopeless. He hud other
nicknames too. "Dandy Wayne" was
one or tlieui, because of his absurd
love for wearing fine clothes in the
wilderness and in battle. The Indians
gave him the nickname of "Black
Snake" from the swift and deadliness
of his attack. At the outbreak of the
Revolutionary war Sir Henry Clinton
said of Wayne: "Wherever Mad An
thony Wayne is there's always a fight.
That's what he is" there for." And
Clinton had sufficient experience to
kuow whereof he spoke.
Our Climate an Asset.
On no other continent, under no oth
er sun. in no other zone, in all the
world, can be found the same extent
of fertile, available agricultural land
as in these United States. And rn no
other equally large tract as that
stretching from the Atlantic to the
Tacific and between the great lakes
and the gulf cau be duplicated the
same amount of normally good weath
er as nature has bestowed ou this fa
vored land. Our rain and sunshine
are so proportioned the one to the
other as to produce the best yearly
conditions ou earth. Detroit free
An AITAround Sermon.
A sermon had been preached in a
cathedral, and some of the clergy who
had been present were discussing It nt
the bishop' luncheon t:ib!e. One said.
"Was not that sermon n little high?'"
"High:" exclaimed u not her. "It struck
me as being decidedly 'low.' " "Well,
now." put In an orthodox cleric of the
old school.. "1 should have described it
as rather "broad." What do you say.
bishop?" "I." replied the prelate,
"thought It was father 'long.' "
J. M. , Hansford is down from Hard
man for a few days this week
Let the AKERS PATENT FASTEN
ER reduce your draper troubles to a
minimum this season.
The fastener, which is illustrated here, la stamped from sheet
steel, h iviii two brads strin k up Jtoio each jaw which are driven
Into the li when l-e Jaws are set up.
Tbla holds the stifk as If In a Vise. There ai no ri vets going
through tne stick to weaken or spll' It, Wo use the best No. 6 duck,
straight grained ash sticks and first quality leather belt.
We guarantee the quality and we guarantee the workmanship.
These drapers will cost tow ne more than other makes and they
will save you much time and annoyance.
Ton' tall to use one on our Harvester or Header this season,
Call and look over the new line of
SPRING & SUMMER SAMPLES
LOUIS PEARSON, Tailor.
Notary Public . Insurance Agent
Represents some Leading Fire Insurance Companies, including
The Home of New York, The Hartford, and The I'liumlx of
Loudon, also American Bonding Co. of Baltimore.
Office: Gazette, Heppner, Oregon
The Plowing Season
And VAUGHN & SONS have on a
new supply of
Canton and Syracuse Plows
Gangs, Sulkeys, and Walking. Call
before buying and look at the new
Two Way Sulkey
' with all the good features the other
makes have, and some special features
that no others have.
VAUGHN "& SONS, Heppner
Rock Springs Coal, Pine, Fir and Oak Cord Wood
and Slab Wood.
SELLS FOR CASH ON DELIVERY.
Leave yous Orders with Slocum Drug Company
nd they will receive prompt attention.
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COURTEOUS TREATMENT AND FIRST-CLASS SERVICE, f WE
PAY FOR ALL TELEPHONES FOP RIGS.
I LOWER MAIN STREET
THE CITY MEAT MARKET
KINSMAN & IIVIvIv, Props.
Fresh Beef, Pork, Mutton, Sugar cured Ham
and Bacon and Home-rendered Lard.
Top Prices Paid for Hides and Pelts.
FRESH FISH THURSDAYS.
A NEW INSTRUMENT
An ttachment tor hoe drills as illustrated here has two very val
uable ami tmior snt features which eve-y rrogresslve farmer will
appreciate tince. They are made to fit any hoe, are easily ad
justed and tni-wer the double purpoie of regulating the depth of
sowing and at he same
time pretifes the soil
firmly around the grain
thus insuring- immed
iate germination. "'
Sph-ndirt results are
obtained from their use.
We have an ap-to-date machine shop and found
ry and employ skilled workmen in every depart
ment. We solicit your patronage. 4