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VOL. 30. NO. 10.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 1913
SUBSCRIPTION, $l.r,0 PER YEAR.
L SELLS AT
HI! PRICES ONLY
About 1,000,000 Pounds Di
posed of Tuesday Price 3
Cents Under Last Year.
Quite a lively interest was
taken in the wool sales at Hepp
ner on Tuesday and large numb
ers of the flockmasters who bring
their clips to this market were
present to see what they were
to realize as expense money out
of the season's production. It
has been a little problematical as
to how prices would range, owing
to the new tantt, but results
show up really better than anti
Over 1,000,UUU pounds passed
from the hands of the growers
to the buyers.
The best price obtained was
15 3-4 cents for a pool of coarse
wool put up by D. O. Justus, L,
V. Gentry, J. M. Hayes and H,
Scherzinger. All the other clips
went at prices under 15 cents,
and the general average price
ranged about three cents under
that received last year.
While sales at Heppner have
averaged pretty well as to prices
with those held at other points,
yet there is a well founded dis
atisfaction expressed with prices
obtained, and a pretty general
kick is being registered against
the prevailing method of selling,
There is evidence abundant that
such a thing as real competition
between the buyers is only con
spicuous by its absence. There
will doubtless be a strong effort
made to change this manner of
selling ere another season rolls
The following is a list of the
clips disposed of, the number of
pounds sold, to whom, and price
Robert Dexter, 1000 pounds at
13-2 cts; Dufour.
Hynd Bros., 40943 pounds at
14-4: The Dalles Mills.
R F Wiglesworth, 82973 pounds
at 14 3-8; Dufour.
Alex Lindsar, 10610 pounds at
13 3-8: Hoover.
N S Whetstone, 30219 pounds
at 14 3-8: The Dalles Mills.
James Farley, 1G259 pounds at
13-2; Chas Green.
Ed Neill, 17358 pounds at 12-4;
C F Waters, 25000 pounds at
123-4: The Dalles Mills.
Waldo Vincent, 10576 pounds
at 12 3-4: The Dalles Mills.
Walter Kilcup, 20210 pounds at
Kelly Estate, 10090 pounds at
12 3-4; Green.
Huddleston Bros., 7886 pounds
at 13-4: The Dalles Mills.
Henry Neel, 26905 pounds at
Ike Howard, 5073 pounds at
133-4; The Dalles Mills.
John Mclntire, 21113 pounds at
D O Justus, coarse, 15515, at
15 3-4; Angell.
L V Gentry, coarse, 13172, at
15 3-4; Angell.
H Scherzinger, coarse, 10300,
at 15 3-4; Angell.
J M Hayes, coarse 10857, at
15 3-4; Angell.
Percy Hughes, 13580, at 133-4;
The Dalles Mills.
Mollahan Bros., 22056, at 10-4;
Connell Bros., 20064, at 11-4;
Pat Curran, 23979, at 11-2; Sin
shimer. Simas Bros., 21194, at 12 5-8;
The Dalles Mills.
Williams & Mulligan, 19721, at
Williams Bros., 21072, at 14 1-8;
John Connell, 10455, at 14 3-8;
W E Straight, 30253, at 14-2;
Earl Kirk, 1000, at 13; Frank
enstein. A Templeton, 2o879, at 13-2;
F Sheridan, 10905, at 13 3-4;
Paul Hisler, 16000, at 14 5-8;
Louis Groshens, 11180, at 14 5-8;
Mike Kenny, 41925, at 11 3-S;
Campbell & Healey, 17203, at
13 3-4; Angell.
Phill Doherty, 19558, at 10 3-4;
Pat Carty, 11074, 13-4; Frank
enstein. Phil Hirl, 18305, at 12 5-8; The
Mike and Pat Doherty, 11668,
at 13 3-4; Dufour.
Jas Farley, 11000, at 13-2;
Farley & Healy, 21200, at 13;
John Maidment, 13000, at 12-2:
Nat Scott, 14000, at 13; Green.
Geo. Perry, 17000, at 12 3-4;
John Madden, 17500, at 123-4;
The Dalles Mill.
John Madden, coarse,
Minor Bros., 95000,
The Dalles Mill.
Howard & Lindsay,
14-4; The Dalles Mills.
Silas Wright, 19337,
Ansrell. ' .
W B Barratt, 32570, at 13 3-4;
Millie lerressa btewart was
born near Hillsboro, Washington
county, Oregon, April 1, 1861
Her father, Thomas Stewart, was
a well known and prominent pio
neer of that section. She was
one of a family of six children,
three bovs and three girls, all of
whom grew to manhood and wo
manhood at the old homestead.
At the age of eighteen Millie
Terressa became the wife of An
drew Rood, (Nov. 2, 1879.) To
them were born five children,
four boys and one girl. One son,
the late Frank Rood, died seven
years ago. The Roods came to
this county thirty four years ago
and have resided here ever since.
Mrs. Rood was a woman of
earnest faith and life. In the
year 1895 she made public con
fession of her faith ih Christ and
was baptized by Rev. Geo. E.
Barnaby and became a member
of the local Christian church of
which she was a loyal and devoted
member, faithfhl unto death.
The funeral was held from the
Christian church on Decoration
day, the pastor, H. A. Van
Winkle, preaching the sermon.
The large concourse of people in
attendance attested the high
esteem in which the deceased
was held by friends and neigh
bors, while the beautiful, artistic
floral display spoke eloquently of
the "love that never faileth."
Besides her husband and four
children, she leaves three bro
thers and two sisters to mourn
her loss. These were all present
at the funeral except one brother,
Wildey Stewart, of San Francis
Those in attendance were: Mrs.
Louis Rood, a sister, of Hillsboro,
Mrs. W. A. Wise, sister, of Port
land, and two brothers, Edward
and Lucas Stewart, and Mr. and
Mrs. Ed Rood, all of Portland.
"Life's race well run,
Life's work well done.
Now comes rest."
Parties wanting coarse bucks
this fall will do well to see Waltei
If you have about $1000 to in
vest in an up-to-date automobile,
see Clyde Wells.
Prof. Hoffman departed on
Saturday for Southern Oregon to
look after his ranch.
C. F. Waters and Aaron Tem
pleton, Spray ranchers, are doing
business in Heppner this week.
Mrs. Ed Vogt of Eugene, a
cousin of Mrs. Frank Turner, is
visiting friends in the city this
Mr. and Mrs. Waldo
and Mr. and Mrs. Will Howard
were Heppner visitors from But
ter creek Tuesday.
Miss Mabel Bently, of Pendle
ton, cousin of the Wells boys of
this city, is spending the week on
a visit with her relatives here.
Born At the home of Mrs. J.
T. Knappenberg, in lone, June 2,
1913, to Mr. and Mrs. A. E. John
son', an 11 1-2 pound son. Mrs.
Johnson was formerly Miss Edna
The lodge room of I. O. O. F.
hall is being thoroughly renovated
inani, iju ucujr tuiu LMuia i
bummerneid doing the decorative
ine ceiling and wans are
receiving new tints of kalsomine
and the room will have a new
and refreshing appearance.
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Enthusiastic Meeting of Busi
ness Men Last Evening so
Decides Near $3000 A
vailable for the Purpose.
The gathering of business men
at I. O. O. F. hall last night was
addressed by Hon. O. M. Plum
mer, of Portland, who presented
in an able manner the great ad
vantage of holding county fairs.
Mr. Plummer is an enthusiast in
this line and his talk was full of
timely suggestions from begin
ning to end. There has been
some talk for months past of in
augurating a county fair, and
business men of Heppner and
other points in the county have
been much interested in the prop
osition but did not know justhow
to proceed. For years past we
have been tacked on to Umatilla
county as a part of the Third Dis
trict Fair Association, and while
we have obtained some excellent
results from this association of
interests, yet the main benefit
has accrued to the sister county
where the fair has always been
held. As for Heppner, our peo
ple have not felt able to shoulder
the responsibility heretofore so
have not undertaken to hold the
fair here, although it has been
offered them at different times by
the Pendleton people.
Under the new law governing
fairs in the state, each county
can now have its individual fair,
and funds are provided by the
state to aid the work. Mr. Plum
mer explained the new laws so
that the meeting got an under
standing of what can be realized
in cash aid from the state treas
ury, and with what business men
are willing1 to put up a fund of
$3000 can easily be provided. Out
of this it is proposed to spend at
least $12o per month for four
months as a salary to an expert
appointed by the Oregon Agricul
tural College to have charge of
the preparation of exhibits and
getting the fair on its feet in
proper shape. This will be money
well spent, and it is the opinion
of Mr. Plummer that if we have
such a man this season, we will
have him each season, and our
first as well as all succeeding
fairs will be a grand success.
The law providing for an expert
agriculturist in each county makes
it possible to have a man of this
kind for the fair work. To leave
it to the county fair commission
to look after the details will
mean that much will be over
A committee was appointed by
Chairman Woodson to convey the
sentiment of the meeting to the
county court when they meet to
morrow. At this meeting of the
court the county fair commission
will be appointed.
A fair for Morrow county this
lall is assured. And in connec
tion therewith will be a school
fair. There will be no need, the
first year, to go to the expense of
erecting buildings. In fact there
may be no need of tieing up
money in this way for some years
to come for we have buildings in
Heppner sufficient to accommo
date all the exhibits of produce
and live stock, and the Heppner
streets are wide and roomy, and
street fairs are popular. From
now on let everybody boost for
the Morrow County Fair.
The committee on the Newlon
'well proposition reported that
they were getting on well with
raising the bonus, and while there
is yet several thousand dollars to
be raised they believe this can be
done, and the work will continue.
This matter will have to be closed
up with Mr. Newlon within the
next fifteen days. It is an op
portunity for genuine develop
ment work that will not come our
way again, and it should be
As to roads, there was some
talk, and finally a motion was
carried which gives endorsement
to the county court for work now
being done. While it was
intended as an endorsement, en
tirelv, of the present methods of
carrying on road work, it
the court was entitled to credit
and support in the work they are
trying to do; it being recognized
that they are making some very
yood improvements in the high
ways, and that their disposition
to do the best they can with the
means at hand is to be commend
ed. The question of a county
road overseer, an expert in road
building, was discussed but no
definite recommendation made
The purchase of a rock crusher
rind road roller, owing to the
lateness of the hour, was passed
up. I his is a real live question,
for the building of permanent
roads in the county cannot be
done in the best manner without
such machinery. To be sure im
plements of this kind cost money
but it 13 a mighty good invest
ment, and will have to come be
fore we get the roads we are en
The next meeting will be held
on July 9, at which time C. C.
Chapman, secretary and booster
of the Portland Commercial Club
will be present and deliver an
address on a live subject. The
present committe of arrange
ments has been retained for the
next meeting. This is Smead of
Heppner, Knappenberg of lone,
and Scott of Lexington.
H. S. Ewing.made a business
trip to lone Saturday 1 ast.
J. A. Reis of lone was a busi
ness visitor in Cecil Monday.
Mesdames J. W. Osborn and
nenry btreeter were lone visi
tors Monday last.
Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Logan were
passengers to Arlington, Friday,
returning the same evening.
Summer weather has reached
here at last, and for the last few
days the thermometer has hung
around the 90 mark.
Haying has begun here and bv
the first of next week will be in
full swing. There is every indi
cation of an unusually heavy crop.
oioi wujiiii v x iiui L i i x annua.
was a business visitor, in Cecil
last week, having purchased a
band of sheep from Jack Hynd.
Miss Mabel McNabb of lone
closed a very successful 9 months'
term of school here Tuesday.
There was a program and basket
dinner which was greatly enjoyed
by all. Miss McNabb has been
retained for the coming term.
She has given excellent satisfac
tion. A pleasant surprise party was
given at S. M. Morgan's and E.
T. Fairhurst's last Friday night
in honor of the former's niece,
Miss Elizabeth Slocum. A very
pleasant time is reported. Miss
Slocum closed her school Wednes
day, after having taught 9 months
in the lower Willow creek dis
trict. Irma Ashpaugh, the 9-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph
Ashpaugh of Rhea Siding, met
with a painful accident while re
turning from school last week.
Her horse fell with her, dislocat
ing her ankle and cracking the
bone. She was taken to Arling
ton for surgical treatment and at
last accounts she was doing nice
ly. Mrs. Patrick Farley had an ex
perience with a rattlesnake re
cently that she will not soon
forget. She was in the act of
entering her cellar when she
heard the warning rattle and
soon1 ascertained that he was
over the door which was only j
high enough to admit a person
standing erect. She beat a hasty
retreat and called one of the men
from the field near by who was
obliged to crawl in on his hands
and knees and who quickly dis
patched his snakeship when once
inside the cellar.
The pupils of Our Lady of
Light Academy give a literary
entertainment at the Club build
ing on tomorrow evening in con
nection with the closing of the
first year of the school. An ad
mission of 50 cents will be asked i
and the Heppner public is cor-1
dially invited. j
Mr. and Mrs. Alvord. of Port-'
land, who were guests of Mr. and
Mrs. D. E. Gilman the past week. I
returned to their home on Mon-'
day. Thev were here by auto
and viewed the countv quite thor-1
oughly from one end to the other, 1
being well pleased with the dilTer-j
ent sections visited.
G. D. Anderson, camp tender
for Hynd Bros., was in town on
Tuesday getting his outfit ready
for trailing the sheep to the high
mountains in the vicinity of Gran
ite. He leaves with his bands
Chas. Ward, of Hardman, who
has been suffering an attack of
Bright's disease for the past three
months, was taken to Portland
yesterday to receive treatment.
He was accompanied by his bro
ther, Willis Ward, and Dr. G. G.
Clyde Wells sold to Dr. Mc
Murdo the past week an R. C. H.
automobile and they arrived with
the machine from Spokane Sat
urday. Clyde is agent for this
car in Morrow county, and it is
certainly a well put up car for
Some hot weather this week
and some damage to growing
crops is complained of. How
ever, in the main, but slight, if
any real injury has been suffered
to date, and as the weather is
growing cooler with indications
of rain, the "scare" should soon
Mrs. Nat Webb and Mrs. S.
W. Smith, of Walla . Walla, ac
companied Nat Webb, Jr., in an
auto trip to Heppner. arriving
Sunday afternoon. The ladies
have been guests at the home of
E. G. Noble and wife during the
week, Mrs. Smith being an aunt
of Mrs. Noble. Thev return
Jesse Beardsley and Edith
Pearl Slocum were married at
the home of the bride in Heppner
Sunday morning. Rev.- E. H.
Longbrake performed the cere
mony in the presence of a few
relatives and intimate friends of
the family, after which a splen
did weddingbreakfastwas served.
Mr. and Mrs. Beardsley will take
up housekeeping immediately in
the E. E. Beaman residence.
Having evaded the Morrow
county deputies. ..Julia Walker
made good her escape to the home
of her mother near Dale, and was
captured there Monday and taken
to Pendleton, where she is now
odged in jail facing- the charge
of horse stealing. Deputy sheriff
Gurdane came over from Pendle
ton the last of the week and took
Willis Jordan, Julia's brother-in-
aw and accomplice, back with
l.: At ...
mill nncic uicpair win awaii a
We find ourselves, at the begin
ning of the Fruit Season, over
ffome Canned Fruit
That we may clear them up in
short order, the following
prices will prevail:
Huckleberries, quarts - 40c
Plums, etc. quarts - 20c
Plums, half gallon 35c
Huckleberry jam, quarts - 60c
Pear Preserves, pints - 10c
Apple Butter, pints - 15c
Sun Preserves, (big variety) pts 35c
44 44 44 44 tumbler 10c
Economical housewives will profit by these prices.
Phelps Grocery Company
City council wet in reeular session
Monday night with just a qnorura
present. Tbepe were Mavor Van
Vactor and Conncilmen Minor, Vaughn
and Kirk. The order of PuHiness wai
called and there was nothing to be
brought for disposal at this time ex
cept the claims against the citv, aud
these were audited and allowed as fol
ow: W. E. Berner, laying concrete
crossing, $75.00; J. O. Higer, haul
ing $71.00; Geo. Moore, hauing.
$22.00; Fred Krug. labor, $8 75: Jar
Yardliy, Jabor, $1.50; Lee McRnberts,
labor, $2 50; Light & WatrnCo., cur
rent, $96.60; Peck Thornton, labor.
9.35: F. O. Thomas, labor, $18.75;
Vanghn & Song, merchandise, t36 55;
Lnev Blahm, labor, $10 75; L. ft'.
Warsfiaw labor, $1.25; Mack Smith,
telephoning, $1.60: Ralph Justus, la
bor, $1 25: Vera Pearson, labor,
$12.25; Mack Smith, salary, 75.00; J.
P. Williams, salary, $16 65; L. w.
BrlRgP, salary, $8 33.
The council committee on fire and
water have unier consideration the
niacins of some additional hydrants in
different parts of the citv to increase
the efficiency of fire piotection but
they wete not ready to report at this
Local Representative Wanted
BY LARGE LEADING NURSERY.
We want a permanent representative
for this district. Must be a person
of good standing aud character and
should have some knowledge of Hor
ticulture. Must be able to devote
all your time to the business. Unless
you are making $150.00 per month,
you are not doing as well as you
should. Many of our salesman make
from $50.00 to $75.00 per week.
ORENCO tree are known through
this state as being perfectly reliable
sturdy, faBt growres, early bearers
and costing no more than lots of trees
that are not nearly so good. We have
but one representative in each terri
torywe assist in every possible "way
oar nursery is recognized as the
largest and must favorably known ;a
the entire west our terms are lib
eral If you want a permanent, good
paying position with an opportunitf
of enlarging your field of activity,
write ua today. Give references,
past occupations, etc., with your first
OREGON NURSERY COMPANY,
If You want
see .t. h. Cox.