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VOL. 32. NO. 42.
HEPPNER, OREdON. JANUARY la. 1916.
SUBSCRIPTION, 1.50 PER YEAR
CLUB WILL ELECI
Proposition of llondlng County for
Good Hoads Will Also be Tak
en Up and Dismissed.
Officers for the year 1916 will be
elected at the regular meeting of the
Heppner Commercial Club tomorrow
(Friday) night. President Notson is
urging a full attendance of members
at this time. Vital issues concerning
the development of Heppner and Mor
row county will have to be met and
settled during the coming yeRr and
unless Heppner has an energetic, live
wire organization to thresh out all
matters for the ultimate good of the
community, it is advanced by our
progressive, constructive citizens
that commercial advancement will be
slow in coming this way.
The proposition of bonding Morrow
county for the purpose of construct
ing permanent high ways will be
brought up and thoroughly discussed
at this meeting. Many of Oregon's
greatest road builders, including
those responsible for the Columbia
highway, favor the bonding method
as the best method for raising funds
in the building of permanent roads.
In Umatilla county active Bteps are
being taken toward putting the bond
ing issue before the voters at an early
date. Gilliam county is also working
hard on the road bonds issue. The
counties of Multnomah, Hood River
and Wasco, along the route of the
great highway, have already voted
bonds as the quickest and surest
method for obtaining lasting high
ways and at the same time giving fu
ture generations a chance to con
tribute to a permanent proposition.
Winer Now In Limbo.
Frank Winer, a hide and pelt buy
er well known in Heppner and vicin
ity, is now In the state penitentiary at
Salem according to Sheriff MeDuuee.
Winer was sent up from Albany about
two months ago, it is said, for the
larceny of some hides and pelts in
Linn county. While in Heppner, Wi
ner spent one third of his time In jail
and the other two thirds in getting in
and out again.
REPORT OK THE CONDITION OF
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK,
AT HEPPNER, IN THE STATE OK OREGON, AT THE CLOSE OK
BUSINESS ON DECEMBER 31, 1015.
Loans and discounts $552,454.90
V. N. Bonds:
U. S. Bonds deposited to secure circulation
(par value) $25,000.
U. S. Bonds pledged to secure postal savings
deposits (par value) 1,000. 20,000.00
Bonds, xecurities, etc.:
Securities other than U. S. Bonds (not including '
stocks) owned unpledged : 14,968.26
Subscription to stock of Federal Reserve Bank $7,20.
Less amount unpaid 3,600. 3,600.00
Value of banking house (if unencumbered) $13,400.
Equity In banking house 13,400.00
Furniture and fixtures 1,379.63
Real estate owned other than banking house 26,100.33
Net amount due from Federal Reserve Bank 15,655.85
Not amount due from approved reserve agents
in New York, Chicago, and St. Louis $6,789.81,
Net amount due from approved reserve agents
. in other reserve cities 8,331.13 15,120.94
Net amount due from banks and bankers (other than
included in above) 16,317.89
Outside checks and other cash items $935.29
Fractional currency, nickels, and cents 189.00 1,124.29
Notes of other national banks 470.00
Federal Reserve notes 150.00
Coin and certificates 23,412.40
Legal-tender notes 85.00
Redemption fund with U. S. Treasurer and due from
U. S. Treasurer 1,250.00
Capital stock paid in $100,000.00
Surplus fund 20,000.00
Undivided profits - 34,936.57
Circulating notes outstanding , 23,350.00
Due to banks and bankers ' 0,52.94
Individual deposits subject to check 360,304.81
Certificates of deposit due in less than 30 days 14,222.72
Cashier's checks outstanding 604.98
Postal savings deposits 33.81
Total demand deposits $375,166.32
Certificates of deposit 96.770.77
Other time deposits 10,097.43
Total of time deposits $106,868.22
Bills payable, including obligations representing money
Letters of Credit 1,110.00
TOTAL , $712,034.03
State of Oregon, County of Morrow, ss.
I, T. J. Mahoney, Cashier of the above-named bank, do solemnly
swear that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge
and belief. T. J. MAHONEY, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 16th day of January, 1916.
W. PREWITT COX, Notary Public.
My commission expires April 27, 1916.
FRANK GILLIAM, A. L. AYERS, W. O. MINOR, Directors.
CENSED $69 A YEAR
The Heppner City Council
has decided to license all pas
times $60 per year and an or
dinance will be passed to that
effect. This was decided at
their regular meeting Monday
evening. The council wlllrant
no near beer licenses but an or
dinance will be drawn up paral
elling the state dry law, accord
ing to Mayor Notson.
The marshall's salary was
placed at $75 per month.
PEOPLE ARE MARRIED
Miss Aitnie Kenny and John Healy
were married at the Catholic church
in this city Tuesday morning at 9
o'clock, Rev. P. J. O'Rourke per
forming the service. Miss Sarah
Doherty attended as bridesmaid and
Barney Ward was best man for the
groom. The color decorations for
the occasion consisted of red and
After the marriage service the
wedding party went to the Palace ho
tel where an excellent wedding break
fast was served to about forty gueists.
During the course of the breakfast
speeches were made by Father O'
Rourke, Jas. Farley and John Kil
kenny. The bride is a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Mike Kenny, pioneer resi
dents of this county and the groom
is a young sheepman, well and favor
ably known here. Mr. and Mrs. Healy
will make their home on Balm Fork,
where Mr. Healy has extensive inter
ests. FOIl COUNTY TRKA.SCKKK.
I wish to announce to the Demo
cratic voters of Morrow county thnt
I will seek the nomination for the of
fice of County Treasurer at the com
ing primary election to be held in
LI NEWS FROM
The nine-day-old infant of Mr. and
T T .. .1 T .. 1 1 I m
iiuo. xjuwaiu junuson -aieu oi pneu
monia at tne home of its parents In
lone on Saturday, January 9, and was
laid to rest in the cemetery on Sun
day. Mrs. Johnson is the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Clias. Calkins.
M. E. Cotter, well driller, departed
on Saturday for a visit of a couple of
months with his people in Wisconsin.
He has recently begun the work of
sinking a well on the John Nolan
farm, and will complete the same as
soon as weather conditions permit.
Milton R. Morgan has been a very
sick man at his home Just west of
lone during the past two weeks. He
was taken suddenly 111 with pneu
monia, and for several days it was a
question as to whether ha would sur- i
vive. We are glad to Btate that at this
date he is much Improved and on the
road to rapid recovery.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Dean, elderly peo
ple of this place, have been confined
at home with sickness during the past
two weeks. They have been suffer
ing a complication of la grippe and
pneumonia and for some time it was
feared they would not weather the
storm. They are now much Improved
and their rapid recovery is looked for,
barring unforseen complications.
Ersel Agee, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Aaron Agee who reside twelve miles
north of lone, died on Sunday eve
ning last and was buried in the ceme
tery at lone on Tuesday forenoon
The lad was fifteen years of age and
was sick for a short time with pneu
monia. The sympathy of this entire
community goes out to these good
people in this sad bereavement.
Jere Barlow, of the lower Eight
Mile country Is rejoicing over the
fact that he has now secured an abun
dance of water. Nlchoson & Buff
ington, well drillers, recently comlet
ed a well on the Barlow farm, after
going to a depth of 482 feet and se
curing a strong flow of water. The
well has had a thorough test and Is
now proving out all right, and as a
consequence Mr. Barlow Is done haul
Large numbers of lone citizens
were among those participating In the
big rabbit drive at Ewings last Sun
day, wherein some 4300 bunnies were
put to sleep. From reports, It will
take many more such drives to get
rid of the pest, as the animals are
very numerous and are coming In off
the hills to the creek in large num
bers. Some are Inclined to think that
a heavy snow, with cold weather fol
lowing, will prove an eradlcator of
the rabbit pest, and we hope that this
might be so.
The next literary program will be
given January the twenty-eighth. It
will bo as follows:
Song Girls Glee Club
Debate, "Resolved, that military
training in the public schools
should be adopted."
Affirmative, Garnett Barratt, Cecil
Stevens. Negative, Kennon Smith,
Ruth Van Vactor.
Recitation Ethel Smith
Solo Thomas Hughes
Ornathology Edgar Copenhaver
Mrs. Iva Bowker and Cecil Lieu
allen became members of the first
year commercials this week. This
brings the enrollment in high school
up to the eighty-six mark.
Lester Ingrum has resigned his po
sition as manager of the boys basket
ball team. Delbert Wright, the as
sistant manager has been promoted
to manager. He appointed Henry
Peterson assistant manager.
A thorough review Is being given
this week, so we have a chance to
get In good trim for the mid-year
exams, which will begin the eigh
teenth. Saturday night the rink was the
scene of the first double-header bas
ket ball game this season.
The lone and Heppner girls fought
it out first. At the end of the first
half the score was 2 to 1 in favor of
Heppner. The lone girls played a
better game the last half so the final
score was 3 to 3. Ione's team work
was good while the representatives of
Heppner High excelled in throwing
baskets. The Heppner girls line-up
wasasfolows: Center, Altha Devin;
guards, Muriel McCarty, Gladys Wat
tenburger, Daisy Barlow; Forwards,
Neva Hayes, Laurranah Groshen.
The boys teams next took the floor
and after a hard contested game
Heppner came out victorious by a
score of 14 to 11. Besides a few ac
cidental black eyes and scratches the
players came out in good shape. The
gate receipts were $30.
HE IE COUNTRY
About one foot of snow here on the
level. To date, Tuesday evening reg
istered the coldest of the season b
far, the mercury going down to 6 be
low zero. However, there was a
change for warmer conditions by nine
o'clock and another fall of snow wai
registered. While this condition is
rather hard on stock. owinE to a lacn
of feed, the farmers realize that it is
the best thing for the county and arp
anxious to have sufficient snow fall
now to guarantee a good crop next
fall. It surely looks like is was com
ing. S. L. Beck is sinking a well on the
Barzee place, some 13 miles north of
lone. He is now down 250 feet and
not able to make much progress, ow
ing to cold weather. One after an
other of the ranches about here are
being supplied with good wells and
not many years hence the water wag
on will be relegated to the junk heap,
and used only as an adjunct to the
threshing outfit in the summer time.
This is a condition that augurs well
for this end of the county, and makes
for permanency and contentment on
the part of the settlers. Small won
der that many have heretofore be
come discouraged, when visited by
short crops and adverse conditions,
and then having to put in about two
'hirds of the time on the road draw
ing water for the work stock, and not
enough coming in to pay the expense.
Better days are nigh, and their com
ing cannot be heralded too soon.
There was joint installation of the
officers of lone Lodge No. 135 I. O.
O. F. and Bunch grass Rebekah
Lodge No. 91, at their hall in lone
in Saturday evening last. It was
not a public installation, but was
greatly enjoyed from a social and fra
ternal standpoint, nevertheless. A
splendid banquet, prepared and
served under the supervision of Mrs.
Delia Corson, was the main feature of
the evening, following the installa
tion, and there was also a musical
program in which Mr. W. K. Davis
and th Misses Marie and Muriel Ca
son participated, to the great delight,
of the assembly. These exercises
were fallowed by a general good
time, which lasted until the midnight
hour. C. B. Sperry, District Deputy
Grand Master, acted as installing of
ficer and inducted the following into
office for the ensuing year: W. H.
Cronk, N. G.; John H. Clark, V. G.;
Joe Mason, Sect.; M. R. Morgan,
Treas.; Henry Clark, War. Mrs. Ella
Davidson, acting for the Rebekahs.
Installed the following: Mabel Pu-
year, N. G.; Edna Puyear, V. G.; El-
vlna Davidson, Sect.; Delia Corsou,
Treas.; Looie Warfield, Warden and
Ethel Sperry, Conductor.
The 28th annual meeting of the
stockholders of the First National
Bank of Heppner was held In this
city Tuesday. The stockholders were
well represented. The old board of
directors consisting of W. O. Minor.
A. L. Ayers, Frank Gilliam, M. S
Corrigall, J. B. Natter and T. J. Ma
honey was re-elected. The officers
! remain the same and are M. S. Cor
rigall, president, J. B. Natter, vice
president, T. J. Mahoney, cashier and
S. W. Spencer, assistant cashier.
Reports at the close of business
December 31, for the years 1910,
1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, and 191.1
show a growth for each year, with the
exception of 1913. The total re
sources at the close of business 1915
are greater than ever before.
The First National was started
over 30 years ago as a private bank
and has the distinction of being one
of the oldest national banks west of
the Rocky mountains.
Woman Mayor at lxne Rock.
Great upheavals have taken place
in the city's affairs. Chas. Phegley
has resigned from the council, and T.
J. Andrews resigned as mayor. It was
claimed that Mr. Andrews had been
illegally elected. He being precinct
constable when elected mayor and af
terwards assumed both offices. At a
recent meeting Mrs. C. I. Driver was
elected mayor, Mrs. H. J. Neel and
F. R. Jackson as council members,
and Will Harrison as marshal J. W.
Davis and J. E. Morr are the other
members of the conn 11. Lone Rock
has a strong government body and
can count on outside assistance to
have the laws enforced. Lone Rock
Cor. in Condon Globe.
Killed 4000 Rabbits.
The rabbit drive at Sand Hollow
Jan. 1, was a great success. About
seventy people gathered for the
drive and they ran in so many rabbits
that they could not all be corralled.
More than 4000 of the pests were
killed. If there had been a larger
corral, 10,000 could easily have been
taken. Echo. News, r
HEPPNER KOGS TOP j
PORTLAND MARKET j
Heppner hogs topped the I
market at the North Portland
yards.last Friday and establish
ed a new high record mark of
$6.70 for the present move
ment. This is a rise of ten
cents over the market on the
preceeding day. The shipment
was made by Jeff Jones of this
city and consisted of one car
load of hogs.
N. S. Whetstone of this city has
just completed a deal with F. C. Al-
ten of Portland, whereby he sells his j
Grant county stock farm consisting I
of 5000 acres. The deal involves con-'
siderable cash and some Portland
property was also Included in the
The Whetstone property consists of
two ranches, one on Deer creek and
the other in Fox valley. The holdings
are commonly referred to as the Beck
ranch. It is understood that Mr. Al
ten also took over considerable stock
in the deal.
Mr. Alten engaged in the stock
business several years ago, but until
recently he has been employed on the
Southern Pacific railroad. He left
Heppner yesterday morning for his
new home, going by way of Canyon
Hunters Do Good Business.
Coyote hunters did a good business
In Morrow county during the year
1915, as is shown by the records in
:.he county clerk's office. A total of
$6965.50 was paid out by the county
in bounties ..tor predatory animals,
the coyote coming in for the largest
part of this amount. The raising of
the bounty from $1.50 to $3.00 was
responsible for the increase over
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PACIFIC COAST BISCUIT COMPANY
Portland, Oref on
IH DRIVE AT EliG
Drivers Make Raid on Pests of Lower
Willow Creek. More Drives
Will Follow on Saturday
More than four thousand rabbits
were killed in the big drive which
took place near Ewing station on
lower Willow creek last Sunday.
It is estimated that 100 people par
ticipated In the drive. In describing
the roundup of the rabbits, one of
the participants said that he believed
that four times as many of the pests
got away as were killed at the cor
rals, and that no visible decrease in
the number of these "sagebrush rats"
could bd noticed.
Two more big drives are being ar
ranged for Saturday and Sunday.
The first will take place at the B. P.
Doherty ranch on Sand Hollow Satur
day morning at 11 o'clock and the
second drive will occur at the Barney
McDevitt ranch in Juniper canyon on
Sunday beginning at the same hour.
It is estimated that 15,000 rabbits
will be rounded up at these two
W. L. Twitchell and Lena M. Bus
chke Were married at the home of
Ben Buschke Sunday, January 2nd at
7:00 a, m., by Clarence W. Reynolds,
pastor of the Christian church. The
bride was dressed in cream serge
while the groom was dressed in a
gray traveling suit. The wedding
march was played by Charles Chick,
who, with his parents were the only
guests. The wedding breakfast was
of the highest order and In beautiful
taste. The young couple left on the
morning train for Bend, Ore., where
the groom has his business. lone
J. W. Morrow Has Operation.
Reports from Portland state that
J. W. Morrow, tax collector and right
of way agent for the O-W. R. & N.
Co., recently had an operation -for
the removal of gall stones. His con
dition is said to be satisfactory at
this time. This is the second opera
tion which Mr. Morrow has received
for treatment of the same trouble.
To the man 40
years old who
leave an ade
we offer $10,
at a cost of
can be left
$4,000 cash at
$ 5 0.0 0 per
month for 10
10c and 25c package
alio in bulk
-at all dcatoia