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PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY
Vol. 38, No. 18.
UEPPNEB OREGON, THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 1921.
Subscription $2.00 Per Year
The funeral of Mra Wealey W. Brail'
non waa held at Hardman on laat Bat
urday afternoon. Rev. W. O. Living-
atone, paator of the Christian church
at Beppner, officiating. In conjunction
with the Rebekah lodge of Hardman,
and the eervicea were held In the L O.
O. F. hall.
Mr i. Brannon died at a hoapltal In
Portland on Wedneaday, July 27, after
a ahort Illness. At the time of taking
ilck. ahe waa visiting with frlenda at
St Helena, Oregon, and word being aent
to Mr. Brannon at Hardman, ha left
immediately and upon arrival at her
bedside he found till wife to be very 111
and arranged to have her takn to a
Portland hospital at once. A apaclallat.
Dr. William House, waa called, and he
pronounced her ailment to be menln
gltia and gave her treatment for thla
but It waa too late to bring relief, and
she passed away In a few daya after
reaching the hoapltal. The remains
were brought to Heppner on Thursday
and taken on out to Hardman that
Ella L. Baling was born In Polk coun
ty, Oregon, SI yean ago. She waa the
daughter of Rumsey and Mary J. Bal
ing, pioneer residents of thla state and
was married to Wesley W. Brannon on
December 23, 1888. Eight children
were born to this union, three of whom
are dead. Those living are Mary Pearl,
Eliza Myrel, I-enlle Everett Marlon
Neal, and James Harvey; those deceas
ed, Laura Myrtle, Charles Wesley and
With her husband and family ahe had
made her home In Hardman for the
pant 14 years, and previous to thla time
(hey resided on their farm near Eight
Mile Center. She became a member of
the Christian church 14 years ago and
continued talthful unto the end. Being
highly respected In her home commun
ity and known and loved for her many
good worka. She waa also an active
member of the Hebekah lodge of Hard
man. Other relatlvea residing here are
two brothers, A. W. and C. O. Baling of
W. 1). I)lx III la Portland Hospital.
The many friends of Mr. and Mra.
W. O. Dlx, -of this city; will be aorry
to learn that each of them have been
confined fur some time In different hos
pitals in Portland. Mrs. Dlx depart
ed shortly after the close of school to
ro to Monmouth to spend several weeks
In the summer school there, when she
was taken ill and had to go to the
hospital In Portland, where a little
later she was operated on. At this
time, in order to be with his wife, Mr.
Dlx went to Portland, and soon became
111. suffering with what the physicians
stated was a blood clot In an artery In
one of his leers, and he was taken to
another hospital where It Is reported
that he Is suffering greatly and hla
condition Is very serious. Mrs. Dlx la
reported to be gottlng along quite well,
however, and the friends of the family
here will be glnd to hear of the turn
for the better In the condition of Mr.
Chas. Krwln, extensive wheat ralBer
of the lone section, was In Heupner a
short time last evening. He waa on
his way to Walla Walla, where he ex
pects to make arrangements for a home
for his family during the coming fall
and winter. He has finished the thresh
ing of his grain and was pleasantly
disappointed In the fact that It required
Just 2000 more sacks to hold his crop
than he had counted on. Wheat is com
ing In very lively at lone and la being
shipped out Just aa soon as It can be
put through the warehouses. Mr. Kr
wln disposed of 10,000 bushels of hla
crop at Jl per bushel.
M. W. Hammer of the Heppner Bak
ery la confined to his home this week
by sickness. He Is suffering from a
severe attark of erysipelas.
THIS Is an absorbing picture
of how a woman's whits lie
tangled up three livss until it
aeemed ss if the snarl would
never be straightened out. A
story lsld In the golden foot"
hilU of California among sim
ple, understandable people hun
gry for happiness a very
human drama full of breathless
moments in which a dear little
boy and a apotted pup play two
mighty Important parte. It's
the hind of picture that ell the
family ehould eee, because
there's something in it for
Star Theater, Wednesday and
Thursday, Aug. 10-11.
Bonus Appraisers and
Heppner Post No. !. American Le-j
glon, held a meeting on Monday eve
ning for Uie purpose of electing an at-1
torney and appraisers for Morrow 1
county to recommend to the state bon-J
For appraisers, the post chose Judge)
W. T. Campbell, Oscar Minor and List j
Atty. 8. K. Notson, and for attorney J
they elected to recommend C. L. Bweek.
It Is the duty of the county board to !
appraise the land and the attorney will
pass upon the abstracts.
The state bonus commission Is com
posed of Governor Olcott Secretary of
State Koser, Jnian Rice of Pendleton,
State Adjutant George A. White, and
H. C. Brumbaugh.
Council Poetpoaes Repairs,
The matter of repalra to the ma
cadam on Baltimore and Gale streets
has been under consideration for some
time by the city council. At the meet
ing on Monday night It was up again,
and at this time a report was handed
In by Engineer Grey of the State High
way commission, who recommended
that any further action on the part of
the council be postponed until the slate
reached the city with their road work.
The atate could do this work at much
less expense to the city than If It was
undertaken on separate contract The
estimate furnished the ouncll by Mr.
Grey would call for an expenditure of
about $100 per block for recovering the
streets, and this Is no doubt very much
less than the city could get it done
ithcrwlae. The proposal of Mr. Qrey
to postpone action at tlilB time was ac
cepted by the council and the repairs
will be undertaken Inter perhaps In
the early part of the winter, when It
Is expected that the state will reach the
city with their macadam work.
Aside from the passing on regular
bills against the city, there was no
further business before the council.
Thomson selertloa Predicted.
That Asa B. Thomson of Echo will be
appointed to one of the Important fed
eral positions In Oregon is being pre
dicted. According to news as gathered
by the Portland Oregonlan the Echo
man is slated to be either collector of
customs, succeeding Will Moore In that
post or United States appraiser. George
U. Piper of Portland will get the col
lectorshlp, If Thomson does not, It Is
forecast. Should Thomson be named as
collector it Is believed Piper will be
named as appraiser. Clarence L. Hotch
klss, recently In Pendleton for the
Spanish War Veterans meeting. Is sla
ted for the U. S. marshalshlp and Clyde
Huntley of Oregon City for the collect
orshlp of Internal revenue. Owing to
the fact the senators have said the ap
pointments would be announced by Au
gust 1. News of the selections la eag
erly awaited. Al Roberts, former chief
of police of Pendleton, la In Portland
now and Is listed as an applicant for
the United States marshalship East
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Waters and son
Deimar denarted yesterday morning for
Tacoma, Wash., where they expect to
spend about three weeks on tneir sum
mer's vacation. Joe states that he will
take this opportunity to visit Ranler
Park and Paradise Valley, which points
are supposed to be among the most
strikink and beautiful scenic spots In
the Pacific northwest.
Word received from Mrs, Ora AdkltiB,
who Is with her husband at the hos
pital of Mayo Bros, in Rochester, Minn
is to the effect that Mr. Adklns went
through the ordeal of a second opera
tion well and Is now slowly gaining
strength. The second operation was for
the removal of Intestinal cancer and It
left him In a very weakened condition
and blood Infusion was found neces
sary. The chances for his recovery are
now good, and his physicians feel that
his recovery will be complete.
BOY LIFE IS SHOWN
IN TAYLOR FILM
"The Soul of Youth," the new special
production vis lienlart la a delightful
story of boyhood life, different from
any picture which has been produced,
and proving that real drama exlBts in
the lives of mon of tomorrow as well
as in the lives of today's grown-ups.
The principal lead in the picture Is
played by Lewis Sargent who, after
hla enviable buccoss In the title Vole
in the picture "Huckleberry Finn, Is
a real drawing cara an uy nnunu.
But there ate others as notod. Llla Lee
needs no Introduction to film patrons;
William Collier, Jr., the son of the no
ted New York stage slar, went to Los
Angeles espceially to play a Juvenile
role. Other notablos are Clyde Fll
more, Ernest Butterworth, Claude Pey
ton, Sylvia Ashton, etc.
Judge Ben Ltndsoy, famous Judge of
the Juvenile Delinquency Court and
his wife, Mrs. Hen Lindsay, also ap
pear In certain scenes of the picture.
The picture Is filled with comedy sit
uations and has a strong dramatic
theme concerning the boy who grows
up a foundling and finally takes to the
city streols, preferring them to the
cheerless Institution. Tho picture
shows his subsequent acts and char
acter development and provos thnt un
der the right environment every boy
will show a lot of good qunlltles. It
Is a production that will appeal to
young and old alike.
The direction Is by William D. Tay
lor. The picture is filled with suspense
and action and has a most dollghtful
"The Soul of Youth" comes to the
Star theater on Friday.
Frank Stever and family moved up
to Heppner from lone on Sunday and
he ia now In charge of his old Job as
foreman of the section gang on the
upper end of the Heppner branch. Af
ter being absent from this town for the
past year or more, Frank Is very much
pleased to bo located here ngnln and
says It will be a Brood long time be
fore ho takes a notion that he can do
better some other plnce and pulls
stakes for pastures now. He waa lo
cated at Hood River Just after leaving
here, and then lie got back on the
1'iunch ni ii has been at lono for the
most pan of he year fast.
WHO SAYS THE DREADNOUGHT DREADS NOUGHT?
Attorney Frank Robinson of lone was
a business visitor in this city over laat
Harvey Hart returned to his Port
land home on Tuesday after spending
several weeka visting with relatlvea in
Howard Swlck, -of Monument haa
been spending several daya In Heppner,
visiting at the home of hla aunt Mrs.
Mrs. James Metcalf, mother of Mra.
John Calmus, left Monday morning for
her Wisconsin home, after having spent
several weeks In Heppner.
L. Montuiestelll, of the Monterestelll
Marble and Granite works of Pendleton,
was In Heppner a few days this week
on business connected with his firm.
Mis. Ella Huselck and son Reld de
parted for Portland on Tuesday and
will spend a short time there In visit
ing relatives and enjoying their vaca
tion. Dale Watkins and Vane Jones ar
rived from Irrlgon this morning with
a truck load of fine watermelons which
were disposed of to the Heppner mer
chants. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs.
George Peck of Lexington, at the home
of Mrs. Q. C. Aiken in this city this
A. M and mother and child are re
ported to be getting along well.
Ralph Crego, manager for the tele
phone company here, returned on last
evening from The Dalles He reports
that Mrs. Crego and Miss Virginia Car
oline are doin f ue mid .' e is u very
Cecil Hale and wife came in yester
day from Mt Vernon springs, where)
they have been spending a couple of
weeks. They expect to remain in this
vicinity for a couple of weeka more be
fore returning to their home at Walla
Prewitt Cox is getting ready to be
gin hla wheat harvest this week. He
and Carl Happold are running an out
fit together and for the next month or
more they will be In It up to their eyes.
The wheat out their way is a bumper
crop this aeason.
Miss Cleone Andrews, who visited at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Clark
In thiB city for a couple of weeks, de
parted on Sunday for her Portland
home. She was accompanied by Miss
Mary Clark who will spend a few weeks
visiting in the city.
D. O. Justus and W. W. Howard made
a shipment of lambs to the Omaha mar
ket from the local yards on Saturday,
there being six double cars. Mr. Jus
tus alBO made a shipment to the same
market In June, from which he had
very satisfactory returns.
Mr. and Mrs. Karl L. Beach were here
from Lexington on Monady. When ask
ed how he managed to get to Heppner,
Karl remnrked that he came in via
Kight Mile, Hardman and Pilot Rock,
and states that this Is the only good
road to Heppner from Lexington now,
though a little circuitous.
Mr. and Mrs. Rhea Luper and chil
dren, of Salem, visited at tho home of
Mr. Luper's mother, Mrs. F. Luper, a
few days this week. Mr. Luper was
here to look after some Irrigation mat
ters, and also to make an Inspection of
the diversion of the waters of Ditch
creek by the city of Heppner.
Mr. and Mra Spencer Akers and Mra
Carrie Vaughn returned Tuesday from
an auto trip over the Columbia high
way to Portland. They went down the
Columbia last week along with Mr. and
Mrs. Harlan Stanton who were re
turning to their home at Centralis,
Wash., after a visit of ten days with
Mrs. A. C. Crowoll and her sister,
Mrs. W. T. Wheeler returned on Tues
day from Salem, where they had boen
to nttend the ftinral services held In
honor of their brother, Wayne C. Jack
son, whose body had Just arrived from
France. He was a World War veteran
and lost his life In the battle of Cha
toau Thierry on June 5, 1918. The
bodies of two Salem boys have been
returned to tholr home city for Inter
ment Most every community In Eastern
Oregon has its Dr. Brumfleld suspect
those days. A laborer on the ranch of
Andy Rood was suspected of being the
accused Roseburg dentist and waa brot
Into town the first of the week. On ex
amination he easily proved an nlibl, but j T. J. Humphreys pulled out for the
admitted that he must resemble the I mountains today where he will spend a
fugitive dentist somewhat as he was portion of tho heated term In lying tin
ntken up at Hood River and given the dor the shady pines and drinking good
"once ovor" as a suspect while on his cold water. He was accompanied by a
' way to Eastern Oregon. portion of his family.
Father's Work Credited With Wlaatag
Jury aad Kloody text and Knife
Throw Soapleioa mm A aether.
Mra Anne Louise Agee was acquitted
of the charge ot murdering her hus
band on the night of June 11, by a
jury In Judge Morrow's court In Port
land at a late hour Monday evening.
The Jury deliberated for a half hour.
The verdict waa not Unexpected, con
sidering the strong case the defuse
worked up and the weak chain of cir
cumstantial evidence backing the pros
ecution. The evidence given credit for
the acquittal Is considered to be the
bloody coat knife and sheet of music
the father of the woman, D. J. Swing,
said he discovered In the vacant lot
near the house, Indicating another
murderer than the man's wife.
Irrlgon Is Great Meloa Seetloa,
John R. Knight leade- of Knight's
orchestra of Stanfield, and proprietor of
Knight's confectionery, accompanied
the publisher on his regular trip u
Boardman Wednesday. Mr. Knight had
never seen Boardman, and was anxious
to get a glimpse of the busy little burg
he had heard so much about On the
return trip they stopped at Irrlgon and
were treated by N. Seaman, the rancher-railroader,
to a taste of the wonder
ful watermelons he la raising this year.
Mr. Seaman has studied the culture of
melons and this fact added to an ideal
soil, results in a product surpassed by
none, and thla melon Industry will yet
make Irrlgon aa famous as Rocky Ford
or the Imperial valley, neither place
having anything on the West Exten
sion project Mr. Seaman Is keeping a
supply of melons at the depot to supply
the many tourists who have heard of
Irrlgon melons and stop to take a feast
The Magnate sat in hla easy chair aa
he'd oftlmes sat before.
Thinking of ways to increase his hoard
by many million more.
But in place of thots serene, of gain
and pleasure rare,
His mind Is filled with foreboding, hla
brow 1b furrowed with care.
Now he dozes, his eyelids droop, his
mind is roving free
To biiow him to whom all was gain,
the things that, were soon to be.
14 seemed he stood by a passing throng
and saw familiar faces
Weary with seeking, year by year,
pleasure at gay watering places,
lie starts and gar.es, a stranger, tall,
lean vistaged, brown and strong,
With swinging steps and Joyous face
Is seen amid the throng.
With eyes alight. "na gladness, antici
pation in his stride,
Tis a pleasure rare he has never
known he holds his head with pride.
The Magnate lifts an Imperious head
and beckens tho stranger near,
"My man," he says, "you've made a mis
take, you have no business here.
You are a farmer who tills the soil and
milks the lowing klne.
You can't mingle with Aristocrats,
clothed in raiments fine.
We've always kept you on the farm
to sweat and strive and toll.
How came you here on pleasures bent,
neglecting to till the soil?
What strange thing has happened,
what change can you relate?
To bring about this shameful thing?!"
He answered, "We co-operate "
Mrs. S. J. D.
Kllirr CHH1STIAX CHURCH.
SodiIu), August T.
Come and dine with us: We should
go to church regularly and punctually
because we ARE a soul, and need to be
fed on the Pread of Life. A starved
soul is a far more pathetio spectacle
than a starved body; come and dine
with us Sunday. Hlble school at 10 o'
clock, preaching and Communion ser
vice at 11. union evening services at
tho park at 7 o'clock.
Rev. E. L. Moore requests the an
nouncement that there will be no
preaching service at the Federated
church Sunday. Everyone Is cordially
Invited to attend the services aa an
CECIL ITEMS OF INTEREST
Leon Logan of Four Mile was a bus
iness caller In Arlington on Saturday.
Miss Ester Logan of Four Mile was
calling on her Cecil frlenda no Satur
day. Miss Ruth May of The Lone Star
ranch was a caller in Cecil on Wednes
day. Master Ellis Montague of Toppenish,
Wash., Is spending his vacation with
friends In Four Mile.
Cecil Allan of Portland has been
visiting for a few days with his sister,
Mrs. Roy Slender, at Seldomseen.
Mr. and Mra Geo. Hardesty and fam
ily of Morgan spent Sunday with Mr.
and Mra H. J. Streeter at Cecil.
Mrs. Roy Scott and Miss Violet M.
Hynd of Butterby Flats were visiting
with Mrs. Geo. Krebs at The Last Camp
Mra Roy Scott niece of Mrs. Jack
Hynd, left Butterby Flats on Wednes
day for Granite where she will join her
husband who ia camptending for Hynd
Mil Thomson and E. CantwelL who
have been Joy riding around Portland,
made a short call in Cecil on Wednes
day before leaving for their homes In
A. Henriksen, who has been busy
amongst his hay on the Hamilton
ranch, returned to Cecil on Wednesday
and is now making the hay fly on his
Willow Creek ranch.
J. D. Kropp and son of Portland ar
rived in Cecil on Wednesday leaving
for Morgan on Friday. J. D. has the
contract for hauling gravel for the
highway for the Oregon Ha&sara Pav
Messrs. Misner, Logan and Dean are
busy hauling wheat Into Minor and
Hynd's warehouse at Cecil. Dwight
Misner is the first one to have wheat
shipped out of Cecil, two car loads
leaving for Portland on Friday.
Mr. and Mra Roy Garlick, who have
been spending a few days with friends
in Portland returned to Cecil on Wed
nesday, leaving on Friday for Morgan
where Mr. Garlick will haul gravel for
Oregon Hassan) Paving company.
Mrs. E. J. Logan and daughter' Miss
Olive of Portland, who have been visit
ing friends around Cecil for several
weeks, returned to their home in Port
land on Sunday. Mrs. Logan was ac
companied by her nephew John, young
est son of Leon Logan of Four Mile.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Myers and sou.
who have been residing at Rockcllffe
during the graveling of the highway,
left for Morgan camping grounds on
Wednesday where they will take up
their abode during the finishing of the
The many Cecil friends of Miss Haxel
McBee, daughter of L. E. McBee, late
of Cecil, offer their congratulations on
the occasion of her marriage on Sun
day, July 21, 1S21, at Seattle, Washing
ton, to Mr. Gold Robert Kenyon. They
will be at home after August 5 at 3908
Thirteenth Avenue South, Seattle.
Mrs. Weltha Combest who is visiting
at the home of J. M. Melton at The
Lookout had the misfortune on Monday
night to lose her footing and fall Into
the basement. Her face and head were
badly cut. Dr. Donnelly of Arlington
was soon In attendance and treated the
wounds which required twenty-three
stitches. Mrs. Combest was taken to
The Dalles hospital where, at time of
writing, Bhe was progressing well.
A large party of young people sur
prised Clifford HenrlkBen at Willow
Creek ranch on Wednesday night it be
Ing the occasion of his twenty-second
birthday. No need to say a merry time
was spent. "Constable John" holds a
warrant for arrest of the guilty party
who ate tho chocolates and refilled the
box with rocks which "Tired Tim" later
in the evening presented to his latest
lady love, and "Tired Tim" has since
been told, to well least said sooner
FOIt SALE Oil THADE.
Have 470-acre Gilliam county wheat
ranch; 270 acres In cultivation, 140 In
wheat this year, balance summerfal
loy; located 6 1-2 miles southwest of
Rockcreek station. Is nssessed at
7200 with JL'800 school loan on It
Buildings are fair. For quick sale will
take assessed valuation or can use up
to-date Heponor home In the deal If
priced right. Write, giving particulars.
!C. C. CALKINS, Moro, Oregon. Adv. St.
M. E. Cotter, well driller, and farmer
of the Gooseberry section, Is In Hepp
ner today on buslnesa
Hardman Pioneer Resident
Dies at Condon Hospital
Cbaa bullia, uf Hardman, died at the '
hospital in Condon on Monday, July
.5, and burial look place at Hardman
on Wednesday following. H had been
ick but a ahort time, suffering from
gall stones, this being really the first;
, .Uncus he ever suffered in bia life. Mr. I
; liullis was a pioneer resident of Hard-
man, where he has resided for the
greater part of the last forty years.
t the tuue of death he waa 74 years of
age. He waa a farmer of that neigh
borhood and a man well thought of by
all his neighbors and acquaintances.
He leavea no family.
Paator to Take Vaeatlaa.
Mr. and Mra W. C. WorateU of Lex
ington were In Heppner a short time
on Tuesday, completing their arrange
ments for the Journey they art to tajce,
going by car, to their former home In
Ohio. Ihey left Lexington on Wednes
day and expect to reach their destin
ation at Newark, Ohio, by easy stages.
taking plenty of time on the way. The
most of the trip to the Miaaourl river
will be over the Lincoln highway, with
many stops and visits to points of in
terest along the way. Mr. Worsts 11
haa been pastor of the Christian church
at Lexington during the past three
years, and In that time the church has
prospered, growing from a membership
of 15 till now it numbers so, and in the
meantime having acquired valuable
property which Includes church build
ing and parsonage, and all of which
haa undergone much Improvement
Sunday last ten new membera wars ad
ded to the church, and It has prosper
ed so well under the care of Mr. and
Mxa Worstell, that these people, after
being granted an 8 months leave of
absence for their vacation, will return
to take up their labors at Lexington
for an indefinite period. Besides vis
iting with relatives In Ohio for a few
months, Mr. and Mra Worstell will
journey south and spend a portion of
the winter in Florida, expecting to uae
their Jitney for the entire trip going
from and returning to Oregon.
Governor Olcott Will At tea Ue
Pendleton, Ore.. July 30. "One ot the
finest and most thrilling exhibitions
in the world and one of high education
al value; unquestionably the greatest
the best and most interesting Round
Up in existence, and one well worthy
of preservation and continuation."
Such is the characterisation of the
Pendleton Round-Up recently given by
Governor Olcott who has attended
many of the Pendleton Round-Upa
will be a guest at the 1921 show, Sep
tember 22, 23, and 24, and will observe
his usual custom of riding with the
Round-Up officials In the big parade
which Is a daily feature of the pro
C. J. Mcintosh, assistant professor of
industrial journalism at O. A. C, visit
ed Heppner last evening, going on to
Corvallis this morning. He came to
Heppner yesterday from Hermiston
with L. A. Hunt Mr. Mcintosh has
been absent from Corvallis during the
past two months, visiting practically
all the counties of the state and the
various county agents and experiment
stations, and in the meantime not over
looking the country papers. Being con
nected with the work of industrial
journalism at the college, he Is natur
ally interested in the country newspa
pers, and was at one time engaged In
the publishing of a country newspaper,
the Grant County News at Canyon City,
and for many years was county school
superintendent of that county as welL
This office enjoyed a very pleasant visit
with Mr. Mcintosh, who complimented
us on putting out the best printed
country paper in the atate of Oregon,
for which we thank him kindly, recog
nizing in this that be is a correct judge
of good printing.
Former Heppner Man Is
Suicide at White Salmon
Pete Nelson, who was formerly a res
ident of Heppner and worked with the
section crew here, committed suicide
by hanging himself In a tree near
White Salmon, Wash., on last Friday.
.Mr. Nelson left Heppner about four
months ago, going to White Salmon,
where he has since resided. Word re
ceived by J. W. Hiatt K. of R. & S. of
Doric Lodge No. 20, of this city, of
which deceased was a member, is to
the effect that Mr. Nelson left his home
on Thursday evening to look for a
milk cow that was late In coming
homo, and not returning by morning a
searching party was made up which la
id found him hanging to a tree by
a rope he had taken to lead the cow
in with, and he had evidently been
dead for many hours.
The cause of death being apparent
it was not thought necessary to hold
an inquest. Funeral arrangements
were made by the K. of P. lodge at
White Salmon and burial took place at
that city. He was a member also of
tho I. O. O. F. lodge at Condon.
Since being separated from his wife
some months ago, Mr. Nelson became
despondent and this is given as the
v-ause for his rash act.
George W. Swaggart formerly of
this city, came over from his Pendle
ton home the first of the week to look
after the damage done to his building
on Main street In which la located the
Oregon cafe. A small blaze, caused
from a. defective flue, was started In
this building Saturday evening, but it
was extinguished before any serious
damage was done. Water spoiled some
of the paper on the celling and a hole
was made In he upper corner of the
front to got at the fire, so Mr. Swag
gart found that he had been but slight
ly damaged, and after making arrange
ments for the necessary repairs he re
It Is reported here that Jaa Hart
has gone Into business In Portland,
having taken a halt Interest In the
Coffee Cup restaurant. He will have
charge of the buying end of the bus
iness and should be able to make a
success of the venture as he followed
this line with the Imperial hotel for
many years and is well on to the game
IH GASOLINE EXPLOSION
An explosion of gasoline In front of
the Heppner Oarage on Tuesday morn
ing badly burned the right arm of Cecil
Lieuallen, employee of the Standard Oil
Co., who at the lime waa emptying a
drum of the fuel oil Into the under
ground tank of the filling station ot
Vaughn at Goodman. The gasoline was
being drained from the drum Into a
couple of live gallon cans by means of
a rubber hose, passing to the cans
and practically ail the gasoline had
passseu out of te drum, when Uieie
was an explosion. Cecil hau just put
out his hand to feet of the hose wnea
the iguiuon occurred witn a uoum and
gasoline was tmuwn over his right aim
uu inimeuialeiy bred, lie Uieu Slap
ping out the me but was nut success
ful anu rushed across the sueel to the
front of the Cobn Auto Co. garage
where he received assistance ana the
me was extinguished. His arm from
the wrist to the ahouluer was badly
burned and it is feared that it may
be necessary to resort to skin grafting,
in which case young Lieuallen will
have to go to Portland. He is doing
quite well, however, and It may not be
necessary to undergo this operation.
The fire alarm was promptly
sounded and the engine responded im
mediately and soon had the fire out
For a time, however. It seemed that
there would be a very extensive blase,
and had the fire reached the frame gar
age building there might have been a
different story to relate. Several par
ties rushed to the scene with chemical
fire extinguishes and these helped to
keep the names under control until the
big tanks on the chemical engine were
turned loose, and in a very few min
utes it waa all over.
Just what caused the explosion ia a
mystery, and it can only be explained
by the theory that It waa the result of
an electric spark, caused In some man
ner by friction, combined with the In
tense heat of the sun. Mr. Lieuallen
does not smoke, and there was no one
near by at the time who was smoking.
Recorder Hughes was standing right
beside Mr. Lieuallen and talking with
him when the blow-up took place, and
he is confident that there could not
have been a live spark strike the fumes
of the gasoline from anyone smoking
or passing along the street at the
The explosion and resultant blase
caused no little amount of excitement
for a few minutes, as the blazing gas
was quite threatening to the buildings
In the vicinity before it was
brought under controL A fire in that
nest of wooden buildings on the east
side of Main street would have been a
very nasty proposition to handle.
Hotel Patrick Opea Agalau
The Hotel Patrick was opened to the
public again the first of the week, and
they can be accommodated with rooms
and baths as heretofore. This will be
good news, not alone to the people ot
the city, but to those who come and go.
Manager Van Slyke Is in charge and
the public will get the usual kind and
considerate treatment. The dining
room has not been opened up, and we
have no Information as to just when it
will be. Pat Foley, owner, is expected
to arrive from The Dalles at any time,
and it may transpire, upon his visit
here, just what will be done In regard
to serving of meals.
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