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    The Gazette-Iim
Volume 37, Number 52.
Subscription $2.00 Per Year
la a l.lvrljr MrrtlBg Thrre Saturday
Aftrraooa, Suhjrrta of Taira.,
tuaatr Offlrlala aad Kirrulve Ki
prailllurra Arr lllaruaard.
There wan a rmetlriK of tome forty
taxpayers of the various parts of Mur
row county at the rink in lone on Sat
unlay afternoon. Attorney Prank Hob
Inaon acted as temporary chairman an.!
he briefly outlined the object of the
ineetlnir. Taxes, which seemed unreas
onably hlRh; and increasing every
year; a wasteful anil unwarranted ex
penditure of the county funds, partic
ularly with reference to roads; the In
crease in salaries, etc., were topics for
lively dlscusHoln, and appeared to be
the keynote of the speechmaklnif. And
Attorney Hohlnson stated that owing
to these conditions, the meeting was
called to devise some ways or means by
which the situation nilicht he renied
led, and everyone present was ultim
ately called upon to express their views
and present what facts and figures they
mlKht possess that would lve light on
the situation.
I. 8. Harlow, the first speaker, stated
In part that he believed most of the
expense was on the road work; thai
ihr"ee or four surveys were usually tak
en before any actual work was begun;
the county court had no say In the
matter of the construction of Willow
creek highway; the stale engineers
were doing the work as they snw fit,
according to Mr. Harlow. 'There has
been n great deal of money spent al
ready on Hhea creek highway, and only
one mile and a quarter graded and sur
faced, and at the rate they are going
there will he no money left out of the
J29.00O. and this road about half finish
ed," was a statement given by Mr. Har
low. And he further remnrked that the
foolish waste of money In building the
Jordan Siding grade will cost the tax
payers of Morrow county a big sum of
money to put In a fill across the rail
road crossing.
The position of Mr. Harlow was sup
ported by Jason Hlddle regarding the
Ithea creek road "Wo must do one of
two things, if this 1 l- mile cost
lin.OOH, I say the money was not prop
erly spent, and wa should quit build
ing roads right now. The biggest per
centage of taxes are paid by the farm
ers; the county men are too extrava
gant; the money is simply wasted; let
us do something."
"Mr. Campbell and Oeo. Hieakman are
good men to meet, but not business
men." stated Hert Mason, lone merch
ant "I have known Mr Hlenkman for
a good many years, and he has tried
everything from herding Bheep on up.
and he's broke now. Judge Campbell
Is not the man for this road Job. These
men haven't the business Ability. We
are putting Ihcsc men up by our mon
ey; they are gelling poor pay, we will
admit, but about all they mem to wanl
la the honor of holding office. There's
this road to Spray via Ilardman and
Monument. About one or two, such as
Hob Cnraner Is tbout nil this road will
benefit. There has been appropriated
the sum of $;o,noo for this road, and
If they proceed the way they have been
doing they will never get to the top
of the Heppner hill. We Bhnuld recall
these men and put In men who arc
capable of holding olllcc. I Bay get a
competent man In there If it does take
a liltie more salary; let's get him."
M H Morgan expressed his views as
to the present election, referring es
pecially to Ihn legislature, lly our votes
wo send a man to Salem and put up a
measure anil have It passed over the
wishes of the people, the mrnauro be
ing the "raising of (be salaries of coun
ty olllcers " "V are paying these men
big money and they ride around In nil
los. What are they good for. We used
to get along on these roads several
years ago and they were kept up la
better shape and they received only one
tend of the wages they receivo now.
We have got to put a stop to
this extravagance or we will be In
solvent. We must have men to work
for the tnleresls of Monow county.
These men we are paying to ride ar
ound in autos and not Interested In
their work, I say, take them out
There's County Agen Hunt for Instance,
riding nil over the country; anil now
we understand ho went to Spokane. All
this money, lades and gentlemen Is
coming out of our pockets; innklng our
taxes so high we can't pay them. We
must do away with this kind of peo
ple. County Hoad Master MrCnleb also
came In for his share of the crltlcsm
C. M. Schrlver expressed himself as
being very much In accord with the
views of Mr. Morgan, making refer
ence to what Mr. Kred Kly hnd to say
concerning the building of the high
way nround his store nt Morgan. This
Instanoo was only one moro of the
wasto of money as the putting of the
bridge across the canyon at Morgan
cost the county Borne J7000 In extra
money. There Is evidence of waste
on every mile of this road.
Mr. Harbison, of Morgan, stated his
views on the John Pay Irrigation pro
ject. We must light It. Never lot It
get Its clutches on you; becnuse you
might as well sell out and pack up and
move out, was tho assertion of the
"$16.0011 Is what It cost to grade
around the city of Tone Instead of us
ing the street as originally planned.
On lop of this was tho construction of
one bridge at 13000 and another at
M.IWI0.., All of this unnecessary ex
travngance was laid to some spite work
so stated Hort Mason. The excuse glv-
en wns that the railroad company
would not let them build the road
across their right-of-way.
There wns moro speaking along this
order and this will suftlco to give the
trend of the meeting from tills view
Mr. Itohlnnon emphasised the need of
gelling organlxed and getting around
nmong tho fanners and get their sen
timent. Mr. Hlddle objected to too much mn-
Word was received in Heppner Tues
day morning announcing the death at
that plate shortly after midniKht of
George Y. Chapin, one of the pioneer
residents of Hock creek. Mr. Chapin
had- been ill but a very short time, and
IiIm sudden demise came as a shock to
his many friends In this part of the
county. Ills funeral la beitiK held at
Hani man today and burial will be in
the cemetery there. Mr. Chapin was
one of the successful farmers of the
county and had been extensively en
gaged in both farmitiK and slockraising
here for many years, owning quite
large tract of land in what is known as
Chapin canyon on Hock creek. He is
survived by his wife and one son who
reside nt Hardman.
Dan Ntaltrr It r turn from South,
After having spent the past three
months in southern California, Dan B.
Stalter returned to Heppner on Thurs
day evening last and will remain in this
city for a short time. Mr. Stalter
states that he had the finest time of
his life and while in the south he met
many of his former friends. He was
Joined by a sister who lives In Illinois
and her daughter, and the greater por
tion of the time was spent at Long
lieach and the weather was delghtful
Lmn states that the trip was one of
great pleasure all through and there
was not a point visited that he did
not run across Borne old time friend
and acquaintance. He was entertained
for several days at the home of John
C. Ilrown in Hedlands, and in company
with Kd flrown made a trip Into the
Imperial Valley by auto. He also cross
ed fcver Into Mexico at Tlawana and
witnessed some real life. At .San Fran
cisco, on the way home he ran across
Art Crawford and had a nice visit with
him. Dan thinks southern California
the fluent place on earth to spend the
winter. '
We take tliis means of extending our
sincere thanks to our friends and
neighbors for their assistance and the
sympathy and comfort given us in our
sad bereavement occasioned by the
death of our beloved husband and fnth
er. We nlurt highly appreciate the
beautiful Mural offering.
Rebecca Warren and family.
Wants to Put in Ferry
Across River at Irrigon
Gordon Holmes of Irrigon ha filed
notice with the county court of Morrow
bounty that he will petition that body
at Its May .term to grant him a fran
chise to establish a ferry across the
Columbia river at a point about three
miles below the town of Irrigon. He
will also have a similar petition before
the commissioners of Benton county,
Washington, at the same time. The
point nf landing on the Washington
side would be about a mile above the
town of Patterson. Mr. Holmes has
already purchased a boat which he se
cured from parties at Pasco at a cost
f t2rfn, which is propelled by a good
marine engine and has capacity for the
accommodation of about seven tin lii
sles. Should thfs ferry be established
along with one at Roardman, there
would he no difficulty in tourists mak
ing It n cross the Columbia at conven
ient points on the highway, there now
being ferries at both Arlington and
llrothrr Dies nt Albany.
Mrs. K. R. Huston of this rity receiv
ed the sad Intelligence on Tuesday of
the death of her brother. H. F. Stuart,
mi Monday evening nt his home in Al
bany. He wns nged id years and was
a veteran of the Spanish-American war
;oul served with an Oregon company In
the Philippines, where he contracted an
lilment that he could never be rid of.
in account of Illness, Mrs. Huston was
unable to go to Albany to attend the
Dave Hynd and Will Howard, ranch
men of Hand Hollow and Butter creek,
wore in Heppner yesterday. Tombing
Is well on at the Rosa I-awn rnnch of
Hynd Urns, under the best of condi
tions, and the percentage is high. Mor
row county sheepmen are all experien-
Ing a fine lambing season and will be
happy when the sheep and wool market
opens up again. According to John
Kilkenny, who wns In Heppner Sunday,
tho outlook is not hnd, ns he claims to
hnvo advices from Montana that year
ling ewes are being contracted there
from Js to $10 per head after shearing.
This Is not bad If there should prove
to be a strong demnnd.
Harry Rnrtholomew, alfalfa raiser
and stockman of Stanfleld, was a vis-
II or In this city for a short time on
chlnery, and continued to present other
facts which we have not the space to
mention at this time. Many other
spenekers added their mite and there
were numerous statements that might
he considered pertinent, but this nuilh
Is given nt this time to show that the
meeting has started something.
A committee consisting of Hert Ma
son, Dan Harlow, Mr. Mnthlson and Ja
son Riddle was appointed to investigate
the taxes and expenditures on road
work, nnd to gather such other Infor
mation ns may be of value.
Al Henrlkson of Cecil was present,
nnd ho made some defense of the ex
penditures thnt had been made. Call
ing attention to the fact that a very
largo portion of tho taxes complnlned
of hnd been voted by the people them
selves nnd the court was powerless in
this respect. He would urge the people
to ho cautious in creating further tax
burdens by the voting of measures cn.l-
Ing for nddlilonnl funds, thnt now the
funds hnd been voted there was noth
Ing much left to do but try to get the
funds together to pay the bills.
Agent Hunt was present nnd took up
the defense of the court, nnd wo will
present some of his facts nnd figures
in another article.
A trip through eastern Oregon shows
that the winter Just ended has been
the most favorable in many years for
live stock. The overhead which was so
ruinous a year ago. haa been cut to
practically one-fourth the costs of the
tvlnter of 1MS-20. Cheap feed and mild
weather have been in part responsible
for this, material reduction has taken
place In labor costs. Ranch employees
have been cut from $85 a month to
something like $50. Kheep herders are
now working for from $60 to 176 a
month which represents a cut of forty
per cent. Sheep shearers are asking
12 1-2 cents largely because this price
was established by the Utah Sheep
Shearers' Union, who voluntarily cut
from 17 1-2 cents to 12 1-2. The grow
ers are talking ten cents and will have
no trouble In Hlllng the Jobs at this
The heavy fall raina produced a lux
uriant growth of grass and all stock
taken up in the fall were In prime con
dition. This was responsible for an
early maturing of all feed-lot stuff.
Practically everything got fat this year.
As a result there has been an early
marketing of pan-fed animals and a
line growth of wool and a bumper
lamb, calf and colt crop will be insured
Stockmen are optimistic. They have
been able to get along without much
money and have by means of trading
amongst themselves and in some in
stances giving their help an interest In
the Btock, been able to squeese through.
They have been successful in cutting
the overhead. Labor has objeted but
little, knowing that this was absolute
ly necessary. A peculiar situation is
present in respect to cattle. Feeders
are sellinK at market points for prac
tlcnlly as much per pound as killers,
Indicating confidence In the future of
the beef industry.
The horse market is Improving. There
considerable demand for stock to
take the place of trucks and tractors
A number of mares will be bred this
spring. Farmers feel the need of rais
ing sufficient colts to replace the older
horses worn out or sold to avoid de
preciation. Several years ago, horse
raising ennbled the central eastern Ore
gon wheat farmers to pull through
several short -crop seasons. The pre
sent price for grains and hay bring
horse expense tier year below $100.
Small tractors cost at least $!00 (cov
ering operation, depreciation and re
pairs) annually hence more than six
head of horses will have to be replaced
in order to pay out under present con
The University of Illinois recently
made a tractor and horse survey. It
was found thnt 72 per cent of horse
maintenance constitutes feed costs and
that the grains used would be approx
imately 25 1-2 bushels of barley, S7.8
bushels of oats and 2 tons of hay and
170 days access to outside pasture. One
hundred tractor users were interviewed
and the fnrm work was put Into three
divisions, "Tractor Work," "Doubtful
Tractor Work," and Non-Tractor
Work" Approximately 75 per cent of
the work on the average farm was In
the horse nnd doubtful-tractor column.
None of the 100 farmers using tractor
gave Increased crop yields as an ad
vantage for the tractor. One may con
clude that the average farm must be
larger than 240 acres before tractors
can bo successfully substituted for
horses then only for part of the work.
Eastern Oregon stock growers are
determined to pull through the present
period of depression. Hankers state
that there has been enough money sav
ed during the past six months to re
coup much of the loss that has been
sustained becnuse of growers not sell
ing at top prices. Stockmen realize
that the only way In the long run that
one can lose in the stock game Is to
lose the stock. This year there has
been no disease loss, neither has there
been a storm loss, nor has there been
any considerable amount of loss from
forced liquidation. If there ever have
been losses In (ho stock Industry, either
the stockman or tho banker have been
at fault, the stockman, perhaps, because
he has given up, the banker becnuse he
has lots faith. Any stockman that
has stood off failure until now Is sure
ly through tho worst of It. The bank
er who has helped him Is now well able
to see the fruits of his good Judgment.
Federal reports show thnt there are
ten million less domestic nnlmals in the
United Stntes than a year ago. breed
ing stock Is sure to be In much demnnd.
There are good reasons for believing
Coach Heard's call for baseball prac
tice Monday resulted in a turnout or
over twenty men, among which were
eight veteram of last year's team. The
coach has been putting; the boys thru
some stiff workout! and has picked the
team to play Lexington Saturday, April
2. I'eteraon, who played short last
year, has become a regular at pitching
and will start the game Saturday with
Canon, a recruit, as Heard's second best
bet. Canon lacks experience but haa
a wonderful arm and a fair curve and
should be a winner with more exper
ience. The two will alternate at third
also. At catching w have Aiken who
has had considerable experience and
should help the team considerable as
he Is a good hitter as well as a re
ceiver. Boyd at first looks good and
bears watching as he Is playing a good
game of ball at present He should
star easily this year.
The second sack isj-afe with Irwin
watching it He has been pastlmlng
here for two years and should do well
this year. Ferguson at short seems to
be the real weak place. He needs lots
of practice, though he is a hard worker
and with special coaching from Coach
Heard will make good, as he is a very
good hitter. The outfleld has many as
pirants but Logan. Howell and Wright
have the edge on the others. Logan is
a heavy hitter and fast Howell and
Wright are also good and will show up
well wth more experience. Humphries,
Chldsey, McDuffee and Dougherty are
fighting hard to get on and may be us
ed later.
Don't forget the game Saturday, Apr.
2. Lexington vs. Heppner.
The high school Is having half a
holiday off today for the purpose of
working on the new play grounds and
tennis court. The boys will serve "bow
wows" and coffee at noon.
R C. Culver, an old ball player from
O. A. C, has been showng the boya
some line points in baseball this week
and helping Caoch Heard get started.
The U. of O. Girls Glee club will be
here Friday and give an entertainment
in the high school auditorium. After
the entertainment the high school will
enlertnn the girls In the auditorium.
The big mystery is: Where has the
freshman pennant gone?
Catherine Pattlson has been playing
a McSweeney stunt and hasn't return
ed to school yet.
Uriel Note.
(tie has a new sweater.
Hernice is still wearing the green
Spec has been to school two days
without missing a period.
See you next week.
District Attorney S. E. Notson re
turned home from Salem on Friday eve
ning. He spent several days at the
capltol looking up some legal matters.
He slates that the election held at
Willamette University the past week
fur the election of a May Queen, re
sulted In the choosing of Miss Mary
Notson, who will be crowned at the
May Day festival. May 6 and 7.
Notice is hereby given that the Coun
ty Court of Morrow County will until
ten o'clock a. m., April 22, 1921, receive
bids for the construction of two 35-ft.
bridges over nutter creek, near the
Umatilla county line, about 22 inltes
northeast of Lexington, In Morrow
County. All In accordance with plans
and specifications on file In the County
Clerk's ofllce at Heppner. Oregon. No
bid will be considered unless accom
panied by a certified check in an am
ount equal to 5 per cent of the total
bid. The right Is reserved to reject any
or all bids or to accept the bid deem
ed best for Morrow County.
J. A. WATERS, County Clerk. ,
Mrs. W. H. Cronk returned from
Portland on Friday. She had been ab
sent In the city for two weeks, visit
ing Mr. Cronk who Is In a snnltorlum
there. She reports that her husband
is doing well nnd gradually (alnttujr
In weight nnd health with every pros
pect that he will be fully restored to
health within a very few months.
Dr. Stephen D. Phelps and wife de
parted for Vancouver Wash., on Tues
day where they expect to reside for
Hie summer at least.
thnt the end of the present decline
has now been reached nnd that the up
ward trend that tho market 1b show-
ing Is to be permnnent.
A Leadlas (taratloa for Dlaeaiuiloa Was
lloadai the ( loslog of Gap la Willow
( reek Hlganar aad the Haadllog of
Market Hoad Moae? Clalralaa; At tea
A very interesting discussion came
up at the commercial club meeting on
last Friday evening when the subject
of "Roads" was reached in the order
of business. The club is naturally In
terested In the matter of getting the
Willow creek highway completed, and
there is trow a gap of some 12 miles
extending from a point a short distance
beyond Lexington to the Wightman
I place below Heppner, or about 12 miles,
that is not graded and cannot be until
some funds are secured to carry on the
work. Just how to arrive at a solu
tion of the problem had not yet been
decided at the time of the meeting Fri
day evening, and the subject called
forth considerable talk and developed
the fact that the sentiment was unan
imous that something must be done to
complete the road and that the time to
do It was now. However, when It was
suggested that the market roads fund
might be applied on this road and used
to close up this gap It developed that
It might be well to proceed with cau
tion, as this fund was understood by
the farmers to be set aside for purely
market roads and there was Borne
question as to whether the highway
would come under this classification
The opinion prevailed, that while It
was stated that there could be no ques
tion in this regard, the attorney for
the state highway commission having
held such roads to be market roads as
well as state highways. It was only
fair to put the matter squarely before
the farmers and get their sanction or
disapproval of the procedure before an
attempt was made to divert the mar
ket roads fund. Dist Atty. S. E. Not
son gave it as his opinion that the
funds could not be borrowed by the
county as the matter now stood, so
that It would be Impossible to get hold
of the funds temporarily in this man
ner. J. P. Conder, who was instrument
al in getting a petition before the court
to apply this fund this year on the
Lexington-Jarmln road, stated that he
was sure that all those interested in
this proposition would waive any
claims to the fund at this time and
allow the money to be spent on the
Willow creek highway, providing they
could be assured of its return In a
reasonable time; that he was ready to
pledge their support to this proposi
tion, while County Agen Hunt briefly
expressed the opinion that if it was
attempted to divert the fund without
a thorough understanding on the part
of the farmers interested in the tthar
ket roads, there would be a bitter fight
The result of the discussion, which
was all in a good natured vain, was
the appointment of a special committee
to meet with the farm bureau and to
act In conjunction with road committee
already appointed and assist In work
ing out this problem. W. W. Smead,
F. R. Brown and Chas. Thomson were
W. R Rarratt, state highway com
missioner, being present, urged prompt
action in this regard. Mr. Rarratt ex
plained that as soon as the grading
and surfacing of the Morrow county
unit of the Oregon-Washington high
way was completed, the state would
take over its maintenance, and this
alone would mean the saving of thou
sands of dollars to the tax payers c.f
the county. In a measure this would
cimpensste for the loss that might be
suM.Vned for a ycrtr or two by thor-e
who would be l.fntfltted by tho '.mill
ing of mark'.c, It being estimate
that this maintenance would probably
cost the state around $5000 per mile.
Mr. Raratt also brought out the fact
that the completion of this road at
this time meant the spending of nearly
Half a million dollars in the county
on the part of the highway commis
sion, and that If the grading of the gap
between Heppner and Lexington was
not soon completed, our people stood
In line to be passed up, as the funds
at the command of the commission
were being rapidly appropriated and
when gone It would be a long time
before other money sufficient to carry
on the work would be provided.
Other routine business of the club
was the voting of $1 per member as
the club donation to the funds for
helping along the promotion work of
the Umatilla Rapids Power Association,
and the secretary was Instructed to
draw the check of the club for the re
quired amount in favor of the associa
tion. The request of the Heppner Library
association that the club make a
monthly donation of $5 for the blying
of books for the library, was tabled
A committee consisting of F. R.
Brown, Dean Goodman and W. W
Smead was appointed to confer with
other organisations of the city with
reference to the securing of a band
leader, and providing for his compen
sation. Upon motion It was ordered that a
check for $75. In favor of U. J. Onrsncr.
be drawn, this to compensate for ex
penses on account of his recent trip
to Portland In behalf of the club.
Other bills were Patrick hotel, ac
count expenses of Mr. .Tones, Near East
Relief meeting. $2: Heppner Herald,
printing, $7.10.
It was moved and carried that the
club go on record as favoring the plan
of paying telephone bills under the
new schedule of rates, on protest, it
appearing thnt rehearing in the tele
phone rate case would in all probabil
ity be called, and In thus paying tho
hills patrons of the telephone com
pany would be In line for a proper
adjustment of the excess payments
should the former rates be restored.
Jos. W. Frltsch, secretary of the
club, tendered his resignation, to take
effect ns soon ns another secretary
could be selected. Mr. Frltsch having
Howard Anderson was In town from
Eifc'ht Mile on Tuesday and stated to
us that his sale on Saturday was a
complete success in every respect.
There was a fine crowd In attendance,
bidding was lively and everything of
fered brought good prices under the
efficient handling of F. A. MoMenamin
assjthe auctioneer. David Wilson, clerk,
was kept busy in getting down the
bids, and the grft surprise to Mr. An
derson was the fine amount of cash
realized, as he had feared that even
though everything should sell well, un
der the present conditions he would
have to prepare to take paper for the
greater portion of the sales. As It was
he realized fully half cash. One team
of horses sold for $33 cash. Mules
went from $130 to $170 per head, while
cows sold around $70 and yearlings $25
to $30, Mr. McMenamln had three sales
the past week and he' will cry the Dyk
stra sale on Saturday, Mr. Anderson
states that he is especially veil pleas
ed with the work of both auctioneer
and clerk. He is yet undecided as to
Just what he will do, but thinks that
he will move with his family to a small
place near The Dalles, providing he can
get a satisfactory trade.
Parent-Teacher Organlie at Lexington.
On Monday evening 45 of the patrons
and teachers of the Lexington school
met at the high school auditorium for
the purpose of organizing a Parent
Teachers association In Lexington.
The constitution as recommended hy
the state superintendent was adopted.
The officers were elected as follows:
president, W. O. Hill; vice-president,
Maude H. Pointer; secretary, Mrs. Geo.
W. Garrett; treasurer, Karl L. Beach
The first regular meeting will be held
at the school house April 12th. A com
mittee was appointed to secure every
eligible person within the school dis
trict as a member of the association.
The association will be affiliated with
the state and national Congress of Mo
thers, and Parent-Teacher associations,
and will receive suggestions and ad
vice from both the state and national
It is realized by all in attendance at
this organization meeting that great
good can be accomplished by an organ
ization of this kind, which brings all
together upon the common plane of ln--est
in the welfare of the school chil
dren and the home.
Andrew J. Warren Passes
at Hardman on Saturday
Andrew J. Warren, a respected cit
izen of Hardman, died at his home on
Saturday last at the advanced age of
Sf years. Death was caused from
chronic bronchitis from which Mr. War
ren had been a sufferer for a number
of years, though just prior to his tak
ing away he had been in his usual
health. His funeral was held at Hard
man on Monday, Mrs. W. O. Livingstone
of this city delivering the discourse
and conducting the services. Burial
was in the cemetery at Hardman.
Mr. Waren came to this county with
his family from Missouri some twenty
one years ago. For a number of years
he followed farming in the Eiirht Mile
section, from which vocation he retir
ed about fourteen years ago. Four
years ago he moved to Hardman
where he has since made his home.
He is survived by his widow, Rebecca
Warren, and nine children. George W.
Warren of Sunnyside, Wash; Mrs. J. A.
Hopper of Prosser. Wnh: Theodore
Warren, Condon; Mrs. A. E. Dalzell.
Condon: Mrs. Richard Jones, Condon ;
Perry Warren, Condon; J. A. nnd Alex
Warren of Hardman and Mrs. C. H. (
Furlong of Heppner. All members of
the family were able to be In attend
ance nt the funeral,
Mr. Warren was one of the few re
maining Civil war veterans scattered
throughout this country. He was a
member of Company C, M. P. M. Volun-i
teera. He enlisted at the beeinning of
the war, ntrhting throueh many a hard
battle, but still willing to do his duty
in the end.
He was married to Rebecca Jane
Molen February 12th. 1SA4. at Warrens-1
burg. Johnson county, Missouri.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Mc-i
Ponald at Hardman. as well as that en
tire community was saddened by the ,
death early Tuesday morning of Clif
ford Gordon McDonald, aeod 11 years.
li months and 4 days, The lad had
been sick but a few short days, suffer
ing from spinal men ins it Is, when the
death angel came and he was taken
His funeral was hold at Hardman
church Wednesday at 1 3i Mrs. W. O.
Livingstone of this city conducting the
services. There was a very lame at
tendance of the friends of the family.
Mid the school turned out to the fun
eral in a body, as Clifford, who wns a
bricht student in the -1th grade, was
beloved by nil his schoolmates. The
floral offerings of his friends were pro
fuse and very beautiful
Pesides the parents, Mr. and Mrs.
John J. McDonald, he le.ives to mourn
his loss three sisters. Mrs Roy Rob
inson of Lone Rock, Kthol and Hazel
and t o brothers. Herbert and Ray
mond, and the entire community of
Hardman, for tho lad was loved by nil
who knew him.
Mr nnd Mrs, C. T,. Sweeic made a trip
to Monument the past week, where
M r, S v oek w as call ed o n a eeoun t of
the ill ness of his fa t h er. T .a w re nee
Sweek. They returned h.ime on Sun
day Tt is very hard traveling getting
through tho mountain' lust new. owing
to bad roads from Varkers Mill over
There is yet a lot of heavy snow drifts
on Sunflower Flat and these are hard
to got throueh. Mr, Sweok reports
his father much Improved in health at
the present.
disposed of his business Interests In
Heppner, expects to leave the city
within a few weeks, and he doomed It
advisable to hand in his rsignutinn now
in order that the new man eouM take
over tho job before he went away.
J" Crahr. In Fit of tiupmmAmrr
Whoota Hltmaelf Hlth H stall HlflV.
la Foua4 Br Maerparrder la I aroa
arloua ufiditloa Similar Morala and
Dira Shortlr Aflrr (a Hoaplial Here.
James Craig, residing about three
miles east of Heppner, was found in
his cabin at an early hour Sunday
morning In an unconscious condition
caused by a gunshot wound In the
head. The body was discovered by
George Davis, a sheepherder who was
caring for a band of L. V. Gentry
sheep that were feeding near the Cral
cabin. Davis went over to the cabin,
a was his custom, to spend a few mo
ments visiting with Mr. Craig, and
knocking on the door, got no response,
whereupon he opened the door and dis
covered Craig lying on the bed with a
22-calibre rifle grasped in his hands
and lying across his body. Davis did
not enter the cabin but ran down to
the road to give the alarm and met
W. P. Mahoney and B. G. Sigsbee com
ing out from town, telling them what
had happened. These men returned to
the cabin with Davis and found Craig
still alive but unconscious. Going to
a telephone at a nearby neighbors they
called up the sheriff's office and Sheriff
McDuffee and Dr. Chick hurried out to
the Craig cabin, where upon makng
a careful examination it was decided
that the man had shot himself with
suicidal intent.
Mr. Craig was brought to the hos
pital In Heppner where he died In a
short time, never regaining conscious
ness. No apparent cause for the act has
been discovered. Mr. Craig had been
living on the homestead of 80 acres
just up Stingle canyon a short distance
from the J. W. Rector place, for sev
eral years. He was a quiet and re
served sort of man, having no bad hab
its whatever, and was well liked and
highly respected by all his neighbors.
There can be no reason given for the
rash act, other than that Mr. Craig, In
a fit of despondency over the disposal
he had made of his property took the
gun and put an end to it alL He had
lived alone for many years and there
might have been other things over
which he brooded, but this Is unknown
to his nearest friends and relatives. He
left no writing of any sort and had
made no disposition of his money or
property. He had but recently dispos
ed of his rights In the homestead, re
ceiving $500 In cash therefor, so we
are informed. This money was In the
bank In Heppner and he had no large
sum of money on the premises that
could be found.
A daughter, Mrs. Manual Drucker,
whose home is in Seattle, came in last
evening, accompanied by her husband
and hi?r mother, Mrs. Desmond Johnson,
who resides in Portland. Mr. Craig had
been out of touch with his family for
a long time and did not know where
the daughter resided and no direct
word could be given her. She received
the word of his death from her mo
ther who had read the account In a
Portland paper. When it was ascer
tained that the daughter lived at Seat
tle and would come to Heppner with
her mother, the funeral was postponed
until this morning that they might be
in attendance. A brother, Thomas
Craig, lievs north of Tone and as soon
as he was informed of the traeedy he
camee to Heppner to take charge of
the remains and to make funeral ar
rangements. The funeral was held at
10:30 this morning, Mrs. Cassie Living
stone conducting the services.
Wilard Herren. an old friend of Mr.
Craig's has been appointed administra
tor of the estate upon the petition of
Thomas Craig.
Sunday. April X
Preaching morning and evening by
the pastor. Rible school and Christian
Kndeavor all services at the usual
hours. F very one cordially welcomed.
i'.rue and worship with us.
Mr. Ralph J. Winter and Miss Lois
Fas! o r 1 y . y o u n g people fro tn Cec i 1,
were married in this city on Saturday
afternoon last, W. O. Livingstone, pas
tor of the Christian church, performing
the ceremony. The groom is a young
farmer of the Cecil district and the
bride whose home is Hood River, haa
been teaching the Four Mile school
during the winter. They will make
their home at Shady Dell, near Cecil.
W. o. Livingstone is assisting
Mrs, Livingstone in a short meeting
at lone this week. Mrs. Livingstone
has been kept on the move attending
funerals, having made two trips to
Hardman and one to Heppner for that
purpose during the week.
Homer Marls, who now resides at Se
attle, expects to leave that city shnrtly
for southern California, where he has
secure. i a position at Sl-uio salary per
annum.. Ho will have charge of work
m connection with rehabilitation of
tho soldiers, and his friends he--e will
dug ratukite him upon his good for
tune This Information wa contained
in a communication received thin week
by S. K Notson from N M.irU, father
of Homer, who was gointf to Seattle to
make his son a visit befnro he leaves
with his wife for the south
Dan Hanhi'w and wife nf Sand Hol
bw were In this c!tv Tuesday. Mr
Hanshew 1ms bcn :ibb t discard his
ciutches nnd Is now it"ttlng around by
j the aid of i cane The brok"n U
ho suffered last summer has been a
1 1.oig time gettl"g strong.
K K MilU-i of luiu; hut hn In
Heppner this wevk. re.-elvl'itf tr.-atllfl.t
;t the hands of his on ln law. Dr
Hot-nlg Kl h'H t'C-M sufr-'lng tmm
an attiK-U nf appendioltm but hU ml
ni'-n t is lei-ting to t i.',itoi-rit twtd h
is n. -w i mi' i ' ing