," V... Liberty Meat Market B. F. MATLOCK, Prop. The Best Beef, Pork, Mutton, Veal, Sausage and Home Cured Meats. A STRICTLTcAsff FUNERAL DIRECTOR and PRACTICAL EMBALMER City Meat Market KINSMAN & HALL, Proprietors Beef, Pork, Mutton, Veal, SUOAR CURED HLAJVIS Good Lard, About 10 lbs. $1.50 Lowest Prices on Meat for Harvest. MARTBN JOHNSON Contracting and Building, Painting and Paperhanging Am prepared to do all lines of repairing and job work at my shop in old Gazette Building on Main street, Heppner. See me for any kind of work in these lines. ELMER BEAMAN Fuel Dealer Rock Springs Coal, Pine, Fir and Oak Cord Wood and Slab Wood. SELLS FOR CASH ON DELIVERY. Leave yous Orders with Slocum Drug Company and they will receive prompt attention. Heppner Garage Bert Bowker, Prop. Automobile for hire. Repair work of all kind3 done. Gasoline and oil for sale. Machines housed, cleaned and oiled. Agent for the MIKEHEALY, Proprikto Telephone... Livery Stable TELEPHONE 201 COURTEOUS TREATMENT AND FIRST-CLASS SERVICE. 1 WE PAY FOR ALL TELEPHONES FOP RIGS. LOWK& MAIN STREET HEPPNER, OREGON lm b r nil nrnnttTfrTTT-'T"" M ' THE PALM Heppner's Leading Confection ery and Ice Cream Parlors ROBERT M. HART. - - PROPRIETOR Can serve you now with nice, fresh Ice Cream. None J J-ttter to be had in the citv. fine line ot iresh candies. 1 Leading Brands Cigars and Tobacco t y 1912 FORD i THE HOME OF THE SPOTTED HORSES "? - """'?"" 4 LEGAL BLUNDERS. A Queer Decree of Divorce Issued by a Pari Court, Some years ago, it Is said, a legal blunder of a most extraordinary char acter was committed In one of the dl vorce courts In Paris. By some misap prehension on the part of the presid ing Judge, whose papers and mini had got confused, he usually tnlstovK the name of an advocate who hud been ar guing a petition for the name of .nc petitioner himself and In granting ..ud slgulng the decree of dissolution of marriage of the petitioner unwittingly substituted the advocate's name foi the petitioner's and thus divorced the lawyer from his wife Instead of grant lug the prayed for release of the advo cate's client. As the lawyer had no de sire for separation from his wife and as there was no process for annulling an absolute decree for divorce, even to meet such a remarkable case, it be came necessary through this judicial error for the man of law to remarry his spouse without delay, and this be did. A somewhat similar error was com mitted In the English court of chun eery. There bad been a litigation over some property, wblcb was held by one man and claimed by another of the same name. In evading some order of the court the holder of the property hnd committed a contempt, and on this being called to the attention of the Judge an order IsRued for tbe sum monlng, not of 'the guilty party, but of the claimant of the same surname, and the order, a very severe one, was ac tually in execution before tbe error was discovered. New York Press, BOOKS IN OLD ROME. Trained Slav Copyists Turned Them Out Quick and Cheap. There were In Augustan Home es tablished publishing bouses which Dot only turned out large numbers of booUs. but many editions of them and at an incredibly small price. That their arrangements were businesslike may be inferred from tbe testimony of Horace. He relates that when an author failed to please tbe metropolis tbe publishers shipped tbe entire edi tion of his works to the provinces, ant If be still failed as a writer they made arrangements to bring them back again, and sell thera as paper to the pastry and spice shops. One great firm In Rome had over 3.000 trained slave copyists, and their work was swift and cheap, for Mar tial writes that they bad ready an edi tion of a thousand copies of his "Epi grams" In just one hour, to be sold at 10 cents a copy. The exceedingly large reading public which all this in dicates mnst have been many years In growing, and one may assume that Rome bad long been a city of readers. Atticus, tbe publisher of Cicero, had; a great many modern, methods In th conduct of his business, aud the far that Caesar's "Commentaries" were very quickly dlspntcbed to ' the etrt posts of civilization shows that rtr machinery of distribution was also well organized. Thus we may ro- clude that tbe advertising and pwbtfc Ity department was In good shape. Bookman. Husky Dogs of Labrador-. All along tbe coast at every Eskimo encampment and about the cabins of the Uveyeres are numbers of busky dogs. In winter these animals pnll tbe sledges and form tbe sole means of travel or communication from set tlement to settlement During fhe summer they are not fed by their owners, but are left to seek tbelr sus tenance as best they can: hence the hungry brutes range tbe land near the coast and add to the problems of Lab rador, as they permit no creature to live that they can pnll down. If a horse were to be turned out to grass overnight only Its bare bones would be found in the morning. Even to hu man beings they are sometimes dan gerous when night begins to fall, and on occasion when bard driven by hun ger they have been known to attack children In tbe day. Considering they are hardly ever fed In tbe summer, one' only wonders that there are not more 111 deeds to set to their account. Wide World Magazine. A Tramp's Story. "Ton say you were once the editor of a newspaper?" "Yes, lady, and It was a very blight little sheet, if I do say it." "How does It happen, then, that you are forced to ask at back doors for meals?' "It is merely a case of the Irony of fate. I bad a printer who was near sighted, aud one afternoon when be made np the paper he got a wedding notice aud a murder trial mixed, so that after describing the costume of the bride It said the condemned man almost collapsed wbun sentence was pronounced." Chicago Record Herald. A Way to Do It lira. Bin ks The people in the next suit to ours are awfully annoying. They actually pound on the wall every time our Mamie sings. I wish wt knew of some way to drive them out of ibe flat "Why not have Mamie keep on sing ing?" -Cleveland Plain Dealer. Hard Work. "A mounted policeman must have a hard time." "How soT "It can't be an easy matter to sleep on horseback." Judge. Cheering Him Up. Pe Broke So the tailor called again with his bill? Did yon say I was outl His Man-Yea. sir. and I told htm that I thought he was, too. Boston Tran script. , SUBTLE VENGEANCE. The Gift Dumas Bestowed on a Friend Who Insulted Him. Alexandre Dumas the elder, the great novelkt, hud, as is well known, some black blood In his veins aud wus of an unforgiving if not almost cruel nature. In his earlier days he re ceived a dire insult from one whom he culled his friend. To the surprise of nil who knew him Alexandre tooI no appareut notice of the wrong, but Instead applied himself to lookinj.' carefully after the welfare of his sup posed friend. He took lilin with him Into society, introduced him here, pre sented him there nnd so continued for three years, at the end of which time he stood as "best man" at his frlend'e marriage. The wedding feast being concluded. Alexandre Dumas was leaving tin house when au acquaintance Joined him and as they walked along said: "I have often wished to say h(v I have wondered at your great kindliest--to M. X., whom we have Just seen married. You have the most forgiv ing nature that I have ever met with. He insulted you grossly some years ago, and yet ever since you have de voted yourself to his happiness and at last assisted him to get married." "That's it precisely," remarked Du mas slowly, with a sinister chuckle. "I flatter myself that I have glveu him the most furious and lynx eyed mother-in-law in France." London Telegraph. NATURAL MEASURES. The Hand, the Pace and the Cubit of the 8criptures. The first "natural measurement" to which the memory naturally recurs Is the band, four inches, employed in determining the height of horses. This measure is, of course, derived from the breadth of the palm, and it has become so well fixed in popular esteem that it is unlikely i t will ever be-superseded. Another popular natural measure Is the pace, and probably every country man who has had to do with laud has used it. The usual method is to stride off, taking as long steps as possible, calling each pace a yard. A natural measure much employed by a dressmaker is the yard as- dies tennlned by stretching tbe materiaili to tie measured between her chini amd her outstretched hand, or if It be- a matter of Inches she will fold! the bended upper Joint of her thuinUaibng the cloth. These natural measure aw generally close enough to serve- all practical purposes. For many hundreds of year there was; employed the measure of tile- fore arm from point of elbow to tip of mid dle flnser. This was the cubit of the Bible. St. Louis Republic. Church Theaters. Few people know that play in Eng land. Germany, Italy aud Fiance were fostered for religious purposes by the church centuries before thoy were tak es up as a separate seculan- business. Moreover, few visitors t St. Paul's cathedral. In London, realize- that that church during Elizabeth! reign and the first years of the relign of James I. set aside one of its adjacent build ings for use as a secular theater. Its little stage was famous and the com pany of choir boys as. actors presented! many of the great pteys of Shake speare's time. They acted from about 1598 to 1608 under the management of Edward Pierce,, their great master In music, who as church almoner had business control of these adjacent buildings owned by the church. Lfl don Standard. Colored Rain. Showers of red rain have fallen more than once in tne worm s awiory. In the middle ages they were loosea upon as awful omens of war and bloodshed, but nowadays we know the hue of tbe "rain of blood" to be due to the presence of a tiny red; Insect, a variety of water flea. Red rains are very rare, but in volcanic regions gray rain Is comparatively common. Sicily has had many showers of this shade. They are caused by the upper atmos phere being full of aah colored vol canic dust from Etna. This dust Is Inflnlteslmally fin and colors the rain as It falls. A Good Age to Stop At. A certain London merchant had for years given a dinner to his employees on the occasion of the birthday of his daughter. How long this custom had held may be gathered from the follow ing. The head clerk of the office rose, as was also the custom, and proposed this toast: "Gentlemen, we enjoy this evening the felicity of celebrating, as we do every year, thanks to his generosity, the twenty-ninth birthday of the re spected and always amiable daughter of our worthy employer. I give you, gentlemen, her health and happiness." London Mail. Irritating. "He has a mean disposition, hasn't J he?" "I should say bo.. He's the kind of man who'll rake In a Jack pot on a bluff and then after he's stacked up the chips will spread out four hearts and a spade for everybody to look at." Detroit Free Press. A Mean Swindle. "The meanest man has been discov ered." "What has he been doing?" "Swindling amateur poets. Getting them to send 10 shillings for a poetic license." London Tit-Bits. Whatever government is not a gov ernment of laws Is a despotism, let it' be called what it may. Webster. ; TAKING A CAMERA ABROAD. A Source of Pleasure That May Win Fine and Imprisonment. If tbe American tourist carries bis amera to 10 u rope with him be must e careful to avoid photographing per ions, private property and particular y government buildings, forts, docks ind ships without permission. Many cou rlsta have got 'themselves Into much trouble In this way, especially In Russia, where the restrictions are unusually rigid, and In Germany also. A few years ago Germany passed a special bill through the relchstag deal ing with this matter and imposing heavy penalties upon those who In fringe the regulations. - Damages to the amount of $1,500, with a Que of I2.r0 or two months' Imprisonment, will be tbe fate of any one who snap shots a private person, a work of art or tbe Interior of a private building and circulates or publishes tbe picture without permission. Persons in the public eye, such as members of tbe royal family, states men, actors and well known divines are excepted, anys a writer In Country Life In America. So, too, are public buildings and works of art Id public galleries. In Italy the camera of the tourist Is made a means of providing revenue for that somewhat Impoverished coun try. If you carry your camera when on a visit to Pompeii or others of tbe recently excavated ruins you may take as many photographs as you please. but you are forced to pay a sural) fee for each plate exposed. STATE LOTTERIES. They Were Once Very Common1 Very Popular In Europe. . Lotteries were common in ancient Rome, and during the middle ages lot teries were utilized by the Italian mer chants for the disposal of their goods Some of tbe Italian states then adoptedi the lottery as a means of raising reve nue, and the Institution of state lotter ies afterward became very coramoni and very popular throughout Europe. Tbe earliest English state lottery of which there is any record was in 1501), when 40,000 chances were sold at 10 shillings each, the drawing taking place la tbe west door of St. Paul's catbe drai. Tbe prizes consisted of articles of plate, and tbe profits were employed for tbe repair of certain harbors. Early In tbe reign of Queen Anne private lot teries were suppressed "as public nui sances' bnt government lotteries, how ever, were still maintained, and from 170J to 1824 considerable sums were annually raised In lotteries authorized by acts of parliament. Tbe average yearly profit to tbe gov ernment from 17113 to 1824 was over 340.00 Uu tbe ground of Injury to public morals lotteries of ail kinds were abolished In England In 1820. London Saturday Review. A stores Fearlessness. Jiotrn. Jacob Astor. who went to hle deutb. fearlessly on the Titanic, was always noted for his great personal courage. One of bis friends told a. stiwy some years ago of the cold' blModed bravery of the head of the Astor family. An Insane man or a. dasperate criminal met him In Flftbi avenue one mornlug and, stepping: ctose to blm. thrust the muzzle oft a revolver against Astor's ribs. "Protnr toe me that you will give me $5,GW said be. "or I will Ore." Astor gin red Into bis eyes. "1 your eld gun cocked T' be asked. The other man said that It wift. "Then shoot!" be roared. Tbe other fellow backed away. TH get you the next time," he salii Astor walked on without! bothering to turn bis bead. He did no even re peat the story to the police, Ancient Dress SJfcU YVorw. In tbe little town of Munsledel, In Bavaria, there exists ee of tbe most curious charitable foundations In the world. One of the burghers, Chrlsto pher Wanner, died la 1451 and left his fortune for the establishment of a home for aged poor. He attached, bow ever, the condition that every old man who was taken in should wear his beard and the same cut of clothes and cap aa be himself used to wear; con sequently the ancleut pensioners are still to be seen wandering about the streets of Munsledel In tbe costumes of tbe fifteenth century. A Good Excuse. Ethel has taken a great dislike to rice, and lately her mother has not of fered It to her. The other morning she asked what Ethel would like for breakfast "Oh, give me some rice so as 1 can fuss about It" was ber reply. New York Times, The One Perfect Boy. "1 never beard of but one perfect boy," said Johnny pensively as he sat in the corner doing penance. "And who was that?" asked mamma "Papa when he waa little." was the answer. Then silence reigned for the space of five minutes. Exchange. Sound Reaaone, "Ton seem to be able to draw a great deal of interest from that gen tleman." "Of course I do. He's my principal." k-Roltltnore American. Reeearch. Bill Have yon done any research work? Jlll-Hava I? Well. say. I've looked for this same collar button I'm wearing now at least fifty tlmes. Tonkers Statesman. Order Is man's greatest need and hi true weal being AmleL STEALING A RAILROAD. Not In a Financial Way, but by Carry. ing It Off Bodily. No stranger theft was ever commit ted than the "lifting" of an entire rniirond, twelve and one-half miles In length, which once connected Birr and Portumna. in Ireland. The line had cost $450,000, and for years it did service for the Great Southern and Western Hallway com pany uutll the year 187G. when the company, which had been running It at a loss, washed its hands of It. The lino was derelict Nobody wanted It For a few years It stretched its use less length through north Tlpperary Then its neigh bora began to turn cov etous eyes on It Bolts nnd screws and other portable trifles began to vanish. A few prose cutlons were instituted, but the chnnres were withdrawn. Nobody seemed to care. The thieves, thus en invl. crew bolder. Farmers brought their carts nnd horses and loaded them with spoils of rails, sleep r. awavhes and semaphores. One irrvndlv station vanished, to its last brick and door. In a single nlgbt They were great times for Tipper ary. Boatloads of booty, hundreds of tons of rails, were sent away from Portumna by unlleewsed "contractors, and the work of spottntlon went on until not as much aw a turntable was left Argonaut Dickens' Dto. Dickens' cere for his- material nur roundlngs did not end" wit Is bis bed room. His favorite writing pac at Gadshlll was a Swiss chalet ha tne shrubbery, and this he fltPet up ha a most Ingenious fashion. "!' have put mirrors In the chalet where f write," be says In one of his letters-, "nndl they reflect and refract in all kinds-o ways the leaves that are quivering ad the windows and the great fields-of war line corn nnd the sail dotted river. My reom Is up among the brunches-oft the trees, and the birds nnd the-butterflies fly In and out. nnd the greetv branches shoot In at the open window, audi the lljrbts nnd the shadows of tho- clouds come and go with the rest or the-company. Tbe scent of the flowers- and IndW-d of everything that is growing fbn miles and miles Is most delicious," London Chronicle. Judging the Colt. Tiae Arabs have two method of! esti mating the height to which n coltt will grow, the first being to stretch Hi cord ffon the nostril over the ers nod dbwia along tbe neck and compare-this meuwnreraent with that from tbe with er to the feet and the other method , belne to compare the distance between the- knee and the withers wlthi thai .fron the knee to the coronet lni the first method It Is considered that a colt will grow as much taller as- the flrs measurement exceeds that) on the second, and In the second utettledi If telle- proportion Is as two to one the uotrse will grow no taller. Pedestrians. A teacher In a primary school, was endeavoring to make clear to-herclas th meaning of the words Nwiuestnlnnt Inra" nnd "pedestriauismV when, she part this query to one stnalliboy: "What Is a pedestrian?" "He is one of those follows," said tbe boy. "who makes an. awfuli kick wben an automobile runs- him down." New York Press. No Further Delay. Abner Slopoak (desperately)i-Mrmay I name the day? Jemima Jones (de cislvely) Not Abnvr Slopoak. (in alarm) Why? Jemima Jones (frank ly Because If you put It off na Ions you did your proposal we neve wll4 be married. I'll name the dnjt my self! Cleveland, lender. Harmonious. "They say Mrs. Jelliffe has. gle '. that pet whate poodle of hers," said Mrs. Johnson. "Tea," saM Mrs. WhIUIer. "Shea In deep moiarnlng for Mitr. Jelliffe. yov know. so. she has exctutaged! Tobe-y for a black and tan."-Hw.n''s Weekly. GREAT IUS50F PROOF. Reports of 30,000 Cases of Kidney Trouble, Son a of Them Heppner Cases. Each of some 6.0C0 newspapers of the United States is publishing from week to week, names of people in ita particular neighborhood, who have used and recommendel Doan's Kidney Pills for kidney baokache and urinary disorders. This mass of proof inclndea over 30,000 testimonials. Heppner It no exception. Here is one of the Heppner cases. A. S. Burch, farmer, Heppner, Ore gon, says: "For about five years 1 bad gravel and kidney trouble. TJiere was much pain through my kidneys and at one time I was laid op for two weeks. The doctor's treatment help ed me slight!, but it waa not until I tried Doan's Kidnev Pills that I re ceived any great benefit. This prepar ation has done so much for me that I gladly recommend it to other kidney sufferers." For sals by a deaers, I'rioe 50 cents. Foster-Milbutn Co. Buffalo, New fork, sole agents for the United States. Remember the name Doan's and ake do other.