Oregon. H;Moric,il Society, Public Auditorium The 1 1 1 IlVlJJi PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY Volume 39, Number 21. HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, AUG. 24, 1922. Subscription $2.00 Per Year mm IS ASKED FOR STATE HOIS Institution Heidi and Budget Commit! Meet. Actios It Held I'd. Itemi to Be Investigated and Absolute Needs of Departments to Be Ascertained. (Oregonian.) SALEM, Or., Aug. 22. Superinten dents of the various state institutions, at a meeting of the state budget com mission held here today, recommended the erection of new buildings, extensions and improvements during the biennium starting January 1, 1923, aggregating a coat of $284,27?. Action on the recom mendations will not be taken by the com mission until the several items have been Investigated and the absolute needs of the institutions have been determin ed. A summary of the recommendations as submitted to the commission follows: Oregon state hospital Industrial buil ding, 134,500; machine shed, cottage farm, 16200; total, $40,700. Feeble minded home Dormitory, $46, 000; auditorium, gymnasium and school building, $61,840; addition to dining room, $12,800; alterations, $6000; total, $116,640. State tuberculosis hospital Pavilion for children, $17,000. State blind school Dormitory for boys, $56,000; assembly hall and sleep ing rooms, $11,860; total, $66,860. State deaf school Service building, $2380; machine shed and feed barn, $2, 760; manure box, $680; rustie bridge, $280; total, $6000. Oregon state penitentiary Root house $1600; service building, $1300; green house, $600; brooder house, $350; total. $3760, Girls' industrial school Root house, $860; garage and storage, $620; total, $1480. Old soldiers' home Dining room and kitchen building, $18,200; cold storage building, $2200; total, $20,400. Eastern Oregon hospital To complete basement, $12,447. Grand total, $284,277. The industrial building recommended by Dr. R. E. Lee Steiner, supernitendent of the state hospital, if allowed by the commission, will be 80 by 225 feet in dimensions and will contain a carpenter shop, psint shop, tin shop, tailor shop, machine shop, sewing room and indus trial room with storage closets. The dormitory requested at the feeble minded home would be devoted exclu sively for housing boys, and would have a capacity of between 70 and 80 inmates. It Is proposed that the structure shall be of brick construction and fireproof. Besides having six clasa rooms the aud itorium recommended at the feeble mind ed inatitution woud havft a seating ca pacity of 1000 people, and be provided with a stage and moving picture ma chine. Alterations to the present build ings necessary because of the erection of the new structures would cost opprox Imately $6000. Hospital Wing Wanted. Plans for the proposed new dormitory at the state school, for the blind call for a building having a capacity suffi cient to accommodate 46 boys. The structure would contain 11 sleeping rooms in the basement. An incline would be provided instead of a stairway. An assembly room also would be a part of this structure. Besides completing the basement of the eastern Oregon state hospital, esti mates were placed before the commis sion looking to the completion of the upper floor of the new wing to the hos pital which was erected during the pre sent summer. Estimates for this work totalled $42,000. W. D. McNary, super intendent of the eastern Oregon hospi tal, said that the completion of the new wing would provide accommodations for approximately 100 more patients and would tend to relieve the crowded condi tions at the state hospital located at Salem. The new dining room and kitchen building requested at the Old Soldiers' home at Roseburg, if approved, will re lieve the congested condition of that in stitution and provide storage facilities. Aaron Peterson Passes At His Eight Mile Home Aaron Peterson, a leading farmer of the Eight Mile section, whose place is situated near where the Swedish church is located, passed away at an early hour on Wednesday morning, after a sickness from which he has Buffered for the past two years. He had been confined to his bed for some time, and the past few weeks it was thought that his death would occur at any time. Mr. Peterson came to this county in 1891 and located In the Eight Mile sec tion where he followed farming very successfully and succeeded in accumu lating a large body of good farm land. Some two years ago he met with some financial reverses and this brought about failing health from which he did not re cover. He was a splendid citizen and highly respected by his neighbors and numbered among his friends the entire population of the Bouth and west end of the county. Ho Is survived by his widow five sons and one daughter. Interment will take place tomorrow, at 3:00 p. m at the cemetery adjoining the church and near the Peterson home. Rev, B, S. Nystrum, pastor, officiating at the fun era services. Big Barn On Cleveland Farm Destroyed By Fire Fire destroyed the big barn on the Cleveland place, four miles east of Hepp ner yesterday morning. Tho origin of the fire is not known exactly, but It is thought to have been caused by defective wirnig from the electric light plant on the place. About 9 o'clock Heppner was tele- nhoned by Mr, Cleveland, stating there was a fire at his place, and calling for assistance, but there was no definite In formation to be had, and before help could reach the scene of the lire the barn was in ruins. Tho loss to Mr. Cleve land is quite heavy. Expert To Give a Shooting Demonstration in Heppner Gus Peret of the Peters Cartridge Co. I will give a shooting demonstration in Heppner on Friday, September 1st, so we are informed by the Peoples Hardware I Co., who are making1 arrangements for ! the event. He appeared in this city some years ago, and no doubt many remember the work he was able to do with both rifle and shotgun. The following infor-) mation concerning Mr. Peret will be of interest to those who appreciate sport of this kind, and it is expected that there will be many out to witness bis demonstration: Mr. Gus Peret of the Peters Cartridge company, is a well known fancy trick and expert shot. He has established a reputation as a big game hunter, and many of his articles on Alaskan hunting have already appeared in the Out-Door Life magazine. The stunts performed by Gus Peret constitute work with rifles, revolvers, and shot guns. Peret will draw pictures of Buffalo Bill, Uncle Sam, Indians, town constables, or other characters suggest ed by the crowds on sheets of blank tin without tracing. He will throw blue rocks in the air, and hit them with five shots from the pump, eject two empty shells from a pump gun and hit them in the air. Ly ing on his back he will break three eggs tossed in the air, and with a 22 rifle will eject the empty shell and hit it. With the same rifle he will hit three washers in the air; also marbles, and will do special work with a 38 calibre revolver; shoot through the holes in washers while the same are in the air. With the same gun he will aplit cards in half while sighting through a mirror. Besides all this, he will break a swing ing and stationary target simultaneous ly with 38 8. A W. cartridges. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Lord's Day, Auguat 27. We are now ready to proceed with the real work of building; the contract is let, and everyone is enthusiastic. "Come on let's go." Meanwhile we are pegging away on Main street. You are invited to worship with us. God's love is no excuse for soul suicide, it demsnds soul culture. Are you getting this? Then we need to prepare spiritually for the increased responsibility on entering the new building. Then let ua rally to the support of the church services. Bible school at 10 o'clock, communion and preaching 11, and the evening service at 8 o'clock. A cordial welcome awaits you. LIVINGSTONE. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Vaughn returned Sunday evening from a short trip to Portland. Mr. Vaughn went down after a new Buick roadster which has been disposed of by Heppner Garage to Roy White of Lexington. Wallowa Lake Park Fine Tourist Attraction Mr. and Mrs. Vawter Crawford re turned home on Sunday from a visit of, ten days in the Wallowa hills around about Joseph. They were accompanied on the trip over by Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Turner, and the visit was greatly enjoy ed. O. G. Crawford, baby brother of the editor of this paper is now publisher or the Herald at Joseph, which he pur chased some eight or nine months ago, and while a pretty busy fellow, having just recently installed a linotype ma chine which was giving him a lot of grief on account of some of its eccentricities, snd making It hard to get up enough stulT to fill the paper, yet he took time oft to show the visitors around and lec ture them on the great attractiveness of the Alps of Oregon. He accompanied Messrs. Crawford and Turner to the rery top most point of the highest moun tain, and they were given the thrill of their lives when they had gained a height of about ten thousand feet on old Aneroid and looked out over the snow capped peaks of Engle Cap and down into the lake basin, where they could count numbers of beautiful lakes and many feathery cascades that came tumb ling down over the rocks from the snow banks near the summits of the sur rounding mountains. No one should visit Wallowa lake park without making this trip, if they are able to stand the slight hardship of a few hours of real moun tain climbing. Wallowa county, and especially the Wallowa lake section, is becoming more and more of an attraction abroad. The completion of the highway Into that por tion of the state is making it very easy to get there, and the scenery along the route for the greater part of the way upon reaching the Blue mountains is such as to satisfy the desires of the average tourist. A fine grade la now completed around Wallowa mountain and the descent down to the river at Mi- nam ia very easy and gradual. This grade will soon be macadamized and then cars will get over it easily, even a Ford being able to negotiate the climb on high, and then a genuine thrill is thrown in for good change when you peak over the brink into the Minam can yon. A contemplated highway leading out of Enterprise and over to Lew- Iston, where It will connect with other highways now completed and under con struction, will make Wallowa county very favorably situated and it will be come a mecca for tourists, as they can continue around the cirle and will not have to back-track. There is a bright future for this na ture beauty spot and we are not Bure but that we would like to live there the year around that is, if the weather condi tions were always just as fine as they were on this trip. However, it snows some up in that high mountain country and there is a long winter spell and as with many other attractive spots on this mundane sphere there are some dlsad vantages as to climatic conditions, which of course only add to the beauty of tho short summen months in the former happy hunting grounds of Old Chief Joseph and his tribe of Ne Perces, We hope to be ablo to make many summer tours into this part of Oregon, and be able some day to learn the trick of capturing those wonderful fish In Wallowa and Aneroid hikes something a tenderfoot can't readily accomplish, except he possess a silver hook, D0NT WORRY 'BOlT CQIH' M 1 ' BACK TO SCHOOL, EDDIE! $mW& nft&VT I fe" I J ITS QUITE A WHILE VET- V p Jk Jf fa I " , I A somethin' might happen! jw Iv SJf MAYBE THE TEACHER'LL 0 J School Will Open Here Monday, September 1 1 Prof. E. H. Hedrick, who will be su perintendent of the Heppner schools for the coming year, arrived at Heppner on Tuesday evening, and will be here from now on, completing arrangements for the opening of the fall term of school, which will be on Monday, September 11. A full corps of teachers has been se cured, with the possible exception of one in the high school, and this place will be filled this week, so there need be I no delay in any department when ope ning day arrives. Prof. Hedrick hss been putting in the summer season at Eugene, where he at tended the university summer school and he arrives on the job here full of an thusiasm for the coming year's work. Other teachers selected are Irving H. Mather, principal; Miss Janet Frasier, history and civics; Miss Harriet Cham bers, domestic science and art; Mrs. Ber nice Dafoe Hopper, music; Breynton R. Finch, 8th grade; Miss Gladys Turner, 7th grade; Mrs. Amy E. Finch, 6th grade; Miss Addie O. Quesinberry, Mrs. Opal E. Clark, Mrs. Elizabeth Dix, Miss Blanche Fahy, and Mrs. Edna Turner the primary grades. Peppy Round-Up Publicity Man in Heppner on Monday "It 'er Buck," the war cry of the Pendleton Round-Up was heard in Hepp ner Monday, when Arthur S. Rudd, pub licity man for the famous Umatilla jambouree hit town and spoke at the Star theater in the interests of the pro duction. We want all eastern Oregon to feel that the Round-Up is its show and not Pendleton s alone, he said. He declares that interest in the show is rampant throughout the west and that a record crowd is expected. His work in Heppner is a part of a "Denver to Portland cam paign in the interest of the show. Tom Mix and a galaxy of movie stars will attend the Round-Up as a special feature and will stage a picture using the Round-Up as. a setting. In his talk at the Star Mr. Rudd told briefly of the Round-Up as a great epic show and invited the people of Heppner to attend with the famous Let 'er Buck invitation, "Pendleton says, the Latch String is out, Let 'er Buck." Order Copper Carbonate Now. The supply of copper carbonate is not large. Moat of it will have to be ship ped from San Francisco, It takes time to get it. It will cost about 82 cents per pound delivered to your postoffice. Will be sent immediately upon receipt of your order to the address you indicate. Cash must accompany order. It will require two ounces per bushel or one pound will treat eight bushels. The Morrow County Farm Bureau has ordered 700 pounds to take care of the first orders. Don't delay ordering and expect to be served promptly. Make checks payable to Morrow County Farm Bureau. C. C. CALKINS, County Agent. Contract for New Church Goes to Heppner Builder The contract for the erection of the new Christian church In this city was this week awarded to T. G. Dennisee, local contractor and builder, and the work of building of foundation and su perstructure will begin just as soon as the materials can be placed on the ground. It has taken the building committee some time to work out the details and a large number of bids had to be gone over, but Mr. Dennisee presented the only bid covering the entire construc tion, but not including plumbing, wiring and heating plant, These latter arc separate contracts and will go to local people. The excavation has been completed some time and it Is now hoped by the building committee that the structure will be pushed to completion without further delay and enclosed before the bad weathor sets in. When completed the church will cost in the neighborhood of $20,000, so we are Informed by mem bers of tho building committee. Another Strike Possibility IS GOOD FOR STATE An earnest warning'against surrender to the influences opposing cooperative market associations in Oregon is given by Paul V. Maris, director of the agri cultural college extension service. "Oregon now has such large invest ments of effort and capital in the half dozen commodity cooperative associa tions recently established that disaster can not come to any of them without inflicting heavy losses and giving coop eration a setback from which it can not soon recover," saya Mr. Maris. - The success of-eoeftjeratiar associa tions in California, which brought pros perity to several groups of agricultural producers and benefited the entire state, is cited as an example. The Oregon as sociations listed are those for market ing wheat, fruit, eggs, hay, mint, wool, and mohair. The new problems of or ganizing, financing, and managing these associations are in the most part being coped with successfully. One failure, that of the Oregon Dairymen's Coopera tive league, is cited and warning given that should others occur it would be very difficult to maintain any of the as sociations in periods of even mild ad versity. "Such experiences must be avoided, yet the danger of their occurrence is apparent," asserts Mr. Maris. "Group withdrawals have been attempted or threatened within four of the existing associations. There appears to be evi dence that unfriendly influences outside the organizations take advantage of in ternal dissatisfaction to make success extremely difficult." . Mention is made of a report on good authority that a member of the Poultry Producers' association now defending a suit for contract violation professes to be relieved of any personal expense in the matter. The qusetion is asked. "Whence come the funds for the legal defense and prolonged campaign being curried on among members by a paid worker?" "Let those who would avoid the dis astrous effects of failure help now to counteract them," Mr. Maris concludes. "The initial days of heavy expense and costly mistakes are past nnj possibilities of success are demonstrated. Granges, farmers' unions, and farm bureaus ev erywhere can well atTord to give imme diate .consideration to the problema of cooperative associations. Let us dem onstrate that cooperation ia a practical possibility in this generation." J. R. Olden, who is in town today from his farm on Rhea creek, states that his brother, H. M. Olden, who has been seriously ill for several weeks, is still far from recovery and is suffering from the effects of his prolonged sickness with erysipelas. It may be necessary to take him to Portland for treatment by a specialist. T. E. Chidscy and family returned the first of the week from their short vaca tion in the mountains in the vicinity of Ditch creek, where they succeeded in laying in a supply of huckleberries. Tom also landed a big buck deer gnd his friends about town have been enjoying a treat of venison. Albert Adkins, who is local manager of the Tum-A-Lum Lumber Co., is tak ing his vacation, leaving Monday for Gresham, where he will join Mrs. Ad kins who hns been visiting for some time at the home of her parents in that city. R. L. Bcnge and family returned from tho mountains early in the week. Ralph is a good hunter and got the first deer of the season. Some reports are to the effect that deer is quite plentiful this season, while others say they are having poor luck at the beginning of the season John T. Kirk wil leave today for tho vicinity of Parkers Mill, where he will be engaged in chaperoning a band of sheep for C. A. Minor for the next cou ple of months. Laxton McMurray and his father-In-law, Mr. Low arc Heppner visitors to day from lone. Mr, and Mrs. Oscar Keithlcy of Eight Mils were visitors in this city on Wednesday. AOTOCASfeR. Frank Shivery Takes Over Scrivner Shop On Monday of this week Frank Shive- ly, expert horseshoer, who has been with the Calmus shop for several months past, took over the Scrivner shop in this city, which he has leased for a year. Mr. Shively has been engaged in bus iness in this city for several years, the majy portion of which he spent in the Scrivner shop, in charge of the horse shoeing department. He has now entered into the general blacksmithing business and is prepared to take on all work in this line, not omitting the horseshoeing end. Clarence Scrivner, who has been in charge of the business the past several years, is not fully decided bb to what he will do but intends looking around for a time while he is straightening up business affairs. Mr. Shively is a fine mechanic and he assures the publis that there is nothing m his line that will be turned down, and he solicits a continuation of the pat ronage always accorded the Scrivner shop. Will Attend National Convention of W. R. C. Mrs. Bertha Drew Gilman of this city. who is spending the summer in Portland, will attend the national convention of the Women's Relief Corps which meets in Des Moines, Iowa, beginning on Sep tember 24. She will go to this conven tion from Portland, expecting to return home from Des Moines after the conven tion has ended its labors, so we are in formed by Mrs. Mattie Smead, secretary of the local post. Mrs Gilman has taken a very active part in the affairs of the W. R. C. of the state for a number of years past, and has held a number of important offices. At the last state convention the Depart ment of Oregon unanimously endorsed Mrs. Gilman as a candidate Tor the c-ffice of national president of the Women's Relief Corps, and her name will be pre sented at Des Moines by ve Oreeon del egation, and Mrs. Gilman's large circle of friends in this city would rejoice to have her win the honor of national head of this patriotic organization. Heppner Stockmen In Portland This Week "The prices we are receiving for sheep and wool are just as good as we want them to be," declared R. A. Thompson, livestock shipper of Heppner, who brought in three loads of livestock this week and is registered at the Imperial hotel. Other Heppner shippers at the same hotel are Dlllard French, Guy Boy er and Roy Whiteis. Mr. Whiteis is ac companied by his wife. The sheep busi ness around Heppner is good, in the opinion of the visitors, who said that lamb is netting them 10 cents a pound on the hoof. "That is all we ever want; if they go any tiigher than that people will stop buying lamb, Mr. Thompson said. "Wool is bringing 35 cents for good qualities. We need higher prices for cattle, because 7H cents, which we are receiving now, is less than we can produce steers for, he continued. Har vest is about over in Morrow county and the wheat crop will be only about 76 per cent normal, said the visitors from eastern Oregon. This has been a dry season and good pasturage is scarce now, they said, but rain before September 10 would be a detriment to the last of the harvest and to range conditions. Ore- gonian. In other days C. Merritt was publisher of the Heppner Gazette, but now he is interested in mining properties in East ern Oregon. He was in Tendleton 'today for a brief visit. With an associate, C. F. Redmond, he is on his way back to Portland after an inspection trip in the Okanogan district where the company in which he is interested owns the Wanicut Lake mine and 21 other gold and silver properties, he says. They took photo graphs of the various properties, accord ing to Mr. Merritt, They left today for Portland. East Orcgonian. FOR SALE 4-burner New Perfection oil stove, with oven. Good as new. In- l quire this office. Oregon Contributes Well Toward Near East Relief Contributions in cash and commodities totaling $156,155.21 were made by Ore gon for Near East Relief during the year ending June 30, 1922, according to an audit of the accounts of J. J. Handsaker, state director, just completed by John S. Wiltse, national auditor, and reported oy nim to Arthur W. Brookings of Ladd and Tilton bank, state treasurer of Near East Relief. In view of the size of the ttate, it! comparatively stsrse population and the small force of workers employed by the Near East Relief, I feel that much credit is due the state for raising this amount at an overhead of less than 10 per cent," states Mr. Wiltse. "Contributions re ceived from the wealthy, populous states of the East, where one city will raise more than the entire state of Oregon and where the cost of securing the fund is consequently lower, enables us to re port an average overhead for the whole United States of less than 5 per cent. In other words, more than 95 cents of every dollar contributed to Near East Relief goes into actual relief work. As an accountant. I am imnressed with the careful check on its funds kept by Near East Relief," said Mr. Brook ings. "Through the system of bookkeep ing and of daily and monthly reports to New York there is practically a monthly audit of every cent received at the var the visit of the national auditor to the ious state offices, as well as annually at fifty or more Near East Relief offices. Not only are the offices in America care fully checked up to see that funds are raised in the most economical way but a firm of certified public accountants check the expenditures in the Near East for relief work as well. In addition to this the Near East Relief must report all details of receipts and expenditures to congress each year, as it was charter ed by a special act of congress to work in the Near East. Because of the careful way in which Near East not only han dles its funds but also does its relief work, it has the endorsement of the Na tional Information bureau which ia to charitable organizations what Dunn and Bradstreet are to commercial organiza tions. Acting on the advice of the Na tional Information bureau the Portland Community Chest last year appropriated $41,250 to Near East Relief." While in Joseph recently we had the pleasure of meeting an old-time Hepp ner boy in the person of Homer Harring ton, who has charge of the clothing de partment in one of the, leading atone there. He seems to be the same genial Homer of years agone, and he greeted us like a long lost friend. He is fast gaining the reputation of being the lead ing fisherman of that city, having estab lished hia claims to superiority by catch ing eleven fish in eleven weeks, up until Sunday last, when it was reported in the Joseph paper that he landed a string of eight beauties and now the charm is broken. Homer is tickled to death to see anybody from the old home town- Dan Hanshew had the misfortune to slip while getting out of his car Sat urday and fell across the door, the re sult being that he suffered a broken rib. Dan has had about hia share of broken bones during the past year or two, and is not fully recovered from the effects of a badly smashed leg that kept him on crutches for many months. Hanson Hughes departed on Sunday for a visit of a month through the mid dle west, expecting to go as far as Mis souri, where he has numerous relatives Mr. Hughes has been somewhat indis posed for several months past and he has hopes that a vacation of this sort will be the means of restoring his health. District Attorney Notson is slowly re covering from his recent sickness and is able to get to his office at the court house this week, though not feeling much like attending to business. He con templates making a visit to Portland on Friday, where he will undergo an exam ination to ascertain just what his trou ble is. Editor S. A. Pattison of the Herald has been enjoying a visit during the week from his brother, John K. Pattison, of Port Orchard, Washington. Mr. Pattison is a Civil war veteran, 80 years of age, and is on his way to Colorado and Kan sas to visit with other relatives. Mrs. Tom Johnson and Miss Elizabeth Phelps chaperoned about seventeen members of the Girl Scouts of Heppner on a trip into the mountains, where they went into camp for several days near the old Herren mill. They return ed home on Sunday and Monday. Mrs. T. J. Humphreys received the sad announcement of the death, late Tues day afternoon of her sister. Mrs. Curtis at Hillsboro, and she left on Tuesday night to be present at the funeral. Mrs. Curtis had been sick for about two weeks with typhoid. Misses Coramae and Mary Crawford, who have been spending the past two months in Wallowa county at the home of their uncle, O. G. Crawford, at Jo seph, returned home on Sunday with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vawter Craw ford. Dave Wilson and Lester Poolittle de parted for the mountain fastnesses yes terday in quest of a big buck deer apiece. If they do not get their meat on this trip, they will stake out a couple of the big fellows and turn after them later. Mrs. Lloyd Hutchinson, who has been visiting with relatives in Portland for the past two months, returned home on Sunday, accompanied by her two chil dren. She was met at Arlington by Mr. Hutchinson. Ray Rogers was off for his vacation Friday, which he will spend at various coast points, returning to his duties at the store of Minor & Co. after a couple of weeks. Walter Jones, Fuller brush distribu tor, with headquarters in Pendleton, has been spending this week in Heppner. For Sale New, modern bungalow, good location. Mrs. Tom Johnson, Hepp ner. 2t RESULTS OF SIT MINT LISTED Copper-Carbonate Treatment far Smut ted Wheat May Replace Bluceton and Formaldehyde la Maay Stctioae. (By C. C. Calkins, County Agent) Thousanda of wheat grower! In Ore gon, Washington and California have been watching with keen Interest the tests of copper carbonate for smut con trol. Our own farmers have been inter ested in a dozen careful testa made lo cally the results of which have been made known. There was an average ef 1.5 per cent smut where formalin and bluestone were used as against 2.1 per cent where cop per carbonate waa used. The larger am ount of smut where the wheat was treat ed dry ean be readily accounted for by the method of treatment. One man who had a high smut percentage treated hie grain in the drill, pouring the powder on and stirring. This waa not sufficient. Had the grain been properly treated no doubt better results would have been ob tained. Note the results from other counties noted below. Note, however, that we secured an av erage of one-third better stand where the dry treatment was used and in tome of the tests there was two and three times the wheat in spite of the fact that the drill was usually ahut down for the dry treated grain. Will copper carbonate really control smut? How effective ia it? To get fur ther information along this line we heavily smutted some Bluestem seed this spring rubbing it in until it waa nearly black. This was divided and given the following treatments with the results noted: No treatment 25 pet imut Copper Carbonate . I1 pet smut Formaldehyde Trace snoot Bluestone Trace amut Such smutty seed would never be need yet the powder was fairly effective with hand mixing. Note the reports from other sections: Umatilla County. Fred Bennion reports to this office the following: Bluestone and Formalin 4.6 pet amut Copper Carbonate 6.6 pet smut; bnt the stand from dry treatment was from 20 to 182 pet better. All tests but on on Hybrid wheat which smuts badly. Sherman County. In Sherman county only two tost were made with the results that .9 of a per cent of smut was found in the wheat treated with Copper Carbonate as r-,- (Continued on Pago 6.) i D. H. McCarty Succumbs from Injuries at The Dalles David H. McCarty, who sustained fractured skull July 26 when hia an to went over a grade near The Dalles, died at the hospital in that city Sunday morning, August 13, at 3 o'clock. The body was brought to Echo Monday after noon by his brother, John McCarty, and the funeral was held here Tuesday sifter noon. Mr. McCarty had been in the hospital at The Dalles since his accident and did not recover consciousness sufficient to relate how the accident occurred. Hia skull was fractured and two of the bones in his neck were injured, but at first the doctors expressed confidence that he would recover. Later it was found that his left eye was injured and an opera tion was necessary to remove it This operation seemed to cause a temporary improvement, but Saturday he began to fail and death occurred the following morning. David McCarty was born at Zena, in Polk county. Oregon, April 17, 1865. In the fall of 1877 he came to eastern Ore gon with his parents, and since that time has been living at Butter creek. He was a member of Umatilla Lodge No. 40, A. F. A. M., at Echo, having joined that order when the meetings were held at Umatilla, and being a charter member of the lodge formed here after the Uma tilla location was abandoned. He also held membership in the Heppner chap ter of Royal Arch Masons and belonged to the Elks lodge at Walla Walla. His family was one of Oregon pio neers, his grandfather having crossed the plains to Oregon in 1843 and his mother having been born in Oregon in 1843. The mother, Elizabeth Jane Mc Carty, is still living at the family home on Butter creek. A sister, Mrs. Jas. Mc Cumber, lives at Glenwood, Wash., and there are four brothers, John, who re sides at Touchet, Wash., and James, Wil liam and Otis, who live on Butter creek. The funeral was held Tuesday at 2 o'clock from the Methodist church of Echo. Rev. Faucett, of Stanfield, preach ing the funeral sermon. Services at the cemetery were conducted by the, Masonic fraternity, there being a large number of Masons present from Heppner, Stan field and other adjoining towns in addi tion to the members of his home lodge. Echo News. Miss Florence Cason, who is one of the assistants in the Heppner postoffice, returned on Sunday evening from her vacation of two weeks which was spent at the Rockaway beach in Tillamook county. CANNN1NG PEACHES FOR SALE Early Crawfords, Elbertas, Orange Clings, and Sal ways; 75c to $1.26 per box. Early Crawfords are ready now. A. E. Anderson, R. 1, The Dalles, Ore, LOST Gold filled hunting case watch, Elgin movement, dent in case, crystal broken; on August 11, between Three Rock and Heppner. Leo L. Flower. Mr. and Mrs. Tilman Hogue of Goose berry were visitors in this city fur a short time yesterday, accompanied by several members of, their family. For Sale at Once The Hart residence, modern home, partly furnished, 2 lota, barn and fruit trees. Inquire Mrs. Ellen Buseick.