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Volume 40, Number 7. HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY 10, 1923. Subscription $2.00 Per Year
"The Treasure Hunters"
Is Well Received by
COMEDY MAKES HIT
Beautiful Seen a and ( lever Acting
Combine With Singing to Com
plete Pleasing Program
"The Treasure Hunters' a comie
operetta, was presented by the Hepp
ner High School chorus last Tuesday
evening at the Star theater before a
large and appreciative audience. With
a musical number before the curtain,
and several numbers between the two
acts of the play, the program was full
of high class musical entertainment.
The scene of the operetta was laid
in Hocus Pocub, a small island of the
Philippine group, and the stage set
ting was made resplendent with the
bright costumes of the players, sur
rounded by the evergreens represent
ing an outdoor scene on the Island.
The theme of the Btory was told in
songs by the main characters, with
dialogue, which held much of the
comedy, carrying minor situations.
The main parts, Tom Blake, alias
Julien Benevente, a young American
inventor, and Madeline Luce, the
daughter of an American millionaire,
were very well taken by Alvin Boyd
and Velma Case respectively. In the
play, J. Winner Luce, the American
millionaire, played by Philip Mahon
ey in stellar manner, had stolen the
patent on a diving suit invented by
Blake. Luce with the help of a mas
ter diver, Jimmy Squabs, well played
by Paul Aiken, was on his way to
Hocus Pocus to search for sunken
treasure ships, when he was attack
ed by a pirate ship, which was led
by Blake in disguise, and the diving
suit was regained by Blake.
Luce was opposed to a match be
tween Blnke and Madeline, which had
Its beginning in the States, and plan
ned for Madeline to marry Cortlandt
Van Prissy, the part played excep
tionally well by Elmer Bucknum, a
rich English noble who was backing
him in the enterprise. Madeline hated
Van Prissy and refused to marry him.
Van Prissy was the source of much
merriment throughout with his re
mark, "How shocking!" to nearly ev
erything that happened.
In the run of events Blake forced
an understanding with Luce and won
possession of the title to the patent
of the diving suit as well as the heart
and hand of Madeline.
Much of the comedy of the play
was afforded by Manuel Manduley,
governor of Hocus Pocus, acted by
Harold Cane; Arafura, a native belle
who had designs on Jimmy Squabs
and which were untasteful to Jimmy
as he was already married (and very
much so, as was brought out in the
course of events), taken by Hellene
Cumin; Commander Boomday, of the
U. S. steamship Oklahoma, Stanley
Peterson; Daisy, Hoomday's daugh
ter, Leola Bennett; Mrs. Witherspoon,
Van Prissy 's aunt and Madeline's
chape rone, Hazel Anderson, and Ser
aphina Squabs, wife of Jimmy, Mar
The solo work of the lead actors
was very commendable, that of Vel
ma Case and Leola Bennett deserving
especial mention. The chorus work
was also good, and marked the ren
dition of the operetta a big accom
plishment for the ten days time in
which It was prepared. Much praise
Is due Mrs. Bernfce Dafoe Hopper,
the director, for its successful pre
sentation. Hern ice Woodson, pianist,
and Stanley Peterson, violinist, were
Much beauty was lent to the scenes
by the native belles, small children
of Hocus Pocus, brownies, pirates
and marines, all of whom were well
costumed. These characters sIbo
took part in the chorus work. A 1
group of beautiful solo by Mrs.
Chester Darbee, and a group of comic
musical readings by Bernice Wood
son, between the acts, rounded out
a delightful program. 1
A matinee was held Tuesday after
noon, and the total receipts from the
two performances are reported to be
more than $240. i
The cast and personnel of charac
Tom Blake (Julian Benevente) a
young American inventor......
Blake's Assistant Pirates:
Pedro Earl Merritt
Hasim Austin Smith
Sunga John Turner
Perok Crocket Sprouls
J, Winner Luce, an American capi
talist Philip Mahoney
Madeline Luce, his daughter
Cortlandt Van Prissy, Madeline's
fiance Klmer Bucknum
Mrs. Witherspoon, Van Prlsay'a
aunt Hazel Anderson
Jimmy Squabs, A master diver
Seraphlna Squabs, wife of Jimmy
Arafura, daughter of Datto of Ho
cus Pocus Hellene Curran
Commander Boomday, of Cruiser
Oklahoma Stanley Peterson
Daisy Boomday, his daughter
Manuel Manduley, Governor of Ho
cus Pocus Harold Case
Dozy, his housekeeper .... Luola Bcnge
Donna Isabella Dorothy Hill
Donna Olivia Violet Hynd
Donna Mnrguerita .. Willetta Barratt
Donna Fellpo Geno Pyle
Donna Grcgorla Anita Hughes
Donna Florlana Mary Crawford
Beverley Norton, of U. S. State De
partment Cnrl Cason
Personnel of Choruses,
Marines: Austin Smith, Reid Buso-
Ick, Charles Notson, John Turner.
Natives: Jim Thomson, Leonard
Schwars, William Bucknum, Ralph
Brownies: Evelyn Humphrey, Mar
garet Barrett, Irene Peck, Ruth Bab-
cock. Molba I'hirtsey, Kathleen Mc-
Daid, Agnes McDaid, Lucite McDuf-
fee, Cecilia Kenny, Rachacl 3c her
Native Children) Betty Irwin, Ruth
Body of Emmett Jones
Laid to Rest Tuesday
The funeral of Robert Emmett
Jones, victim of Sunday's auto acci
dent on the highway between Hepp
ner and Lexington, was held in the
Christian church on Tuesday after
noon, and was very largely attended
by the citizens of the community. It
was in fact one of thelargeat attend
ed funerals held in this city for many
years, the new church building being
filled to capacity as an expression of
the sympathy and esteem In which
the deceased was held in this city and
surrounding country where he had
resided for the past thirteen years or
more. The funeral address was de
livered by W. O. Livingstone, pastor
of the church, and the Knights of
Pythias and Pythian Sisters orders
to which he belonged, attended in a
body. At the grave the beautiful
Pythian burial service was used, the
officers of Doric Lodge No. 20 officiat
ing. The floral offerings were abund
ant and beautiful, and during the
hours of the funeral the business
houses of the city remained closed.
Robert Emmett Jones was born in
Clifton, N. C, May 10, 1889, and
died at Heppner, Oregon, May 6, 1923,
aged 34 years, 11 months and 26 days.
He was one of a family of nine chil
dren, eight sons and one daughter,
and the first of this large family to
be called by death. With his brother,
Charles N. Jones, who resides at
Heppner, he came to Oregon in 1909
and to Morrow county in 1910. On
November 14, 1910, he was united in
marriage to Arrah Lexie Wilier, who
departed this life June 9, 1920. From
this union four children were born,
Robert, Edna, Donald and Kenneth,
all of whom survive.
After coming to Morrow county,
Mr. Jmes followed farming for a
number of years, retiring from that
occupation and removing to Heppner
upon the death of his wife and has
been engaged in the delivery and
transfer business. He purchased a
home here, and with the assistance
of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Miller, maternal
grandparents, the little family of or
phaned children has been kept to
gether and tenderly cared for. He
carried $L'000 of life insurance, the
home and business will be left clear
to the children, and it is planned to
continue the transfer business on a
plan by which they will have a nice
monthly income to assist in their
In U10 he joined the M. E. church,
south, and later came into the Chris
tian church during the meeting held
in this city by Jesse R. Kellems. He
was a man of genial disposition, well
liked by everyone and had acores of
friends in this community; this be
ing especially so among the children
of whom Mr. Jones was a favorite;
and a man that is a friend of all the
little folks of a community cannot be
other than a good man, and this can
truthfully be said of Robert Emmett
J on cm, whose tragic end came as a
severe shock and cast a gloom over
the entire community.
His father, John Aswell Jones, and
six brothers and one sister reside in
North Carolina, and one brother,
Charts N. Jones, is a resident of
Mary Case Vann, Opera
Singer, to Give Recital
Mary Case Vann, sister of M. L.
Case of this city, and a grand opera
singer of note, accompanied by her
husband, will give a recital in Hepp
ner some time the last of this month.
The rectal will be in the Christian
Mrs. Vann, who has been in grand
opera work for a number of years,
singing on several of America's big
gest circuits, has been taking special
work at the Eastman Institute of
Music at Rochester, N. Y., for the
last year. This will be a treat which
towns the size of Heppner are rarely
RESOLUTIONS OF CONDOLENCE.
Whereas it has pleased God In His
wisdom to call from his earthly la
bor our brother Edward F. Day, and.
Whereas brother Day has, for
many years been a faithful and val
ued member of Heppner Lodge No.
69 A. F. & A. M. and it is fitting and
right that we, as Masons, make prop
er and merital acknowledgement and
record of the high esteem and frater-
1 love in which we hold him;
Resolved, that, while we humbly
bow to the decree of the Great Arch
itect, we are filled with sorrow at
the passing of our brother.
Edward r. Day was a true Mason,
whose daily life exemplified the ex
alted teachings of our craft. Higher
eulogy we can not pronounce over
his lifeless clay.
To the family and relatives of ou'
brother we extend our deepest sym
rathy in this their hour of sorrow.
Let a copy of this resolution be
transmitted to the family of the de
ceased, a copy be entered upon the
records of the lodge and a copy b
given the press for publication.
W. B. BARRATT,
C. E. WOODSON,
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH.
Lord's Day, May 13.
Our Bible School Is coming to the
front beautifully. We meet at 9:46
o'clock. Don't miss It. Communion
and preaching service follow. Moth
er's Day will be observed in the
morning service; special music,
Come mothers and bring the babies,
nurse girls will be provided to care
for them; you will be entirely re
lieved from their care. Junior Chris
tian Endeavor at 3 p. m.; Senior C,
E. at 7 p. m, and song and preaching
service at 8. Theme of sermon, "Af
ter Baptism, What?" Come and wor
ship with us In our new quarters.
HAH MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT.
While out for a spin on his motor
cycle yesterday afternoon Charlie
Avers run down a buck sheep near the
slaughter house east of town, cnus
ing him to have ft spill, He encaped
with a badly dnmaged foot, besides
being shaken up generally.
Misscldine, Ella Fell, Marjorie Hap
pold, Doris Hyatt, Virginia Dlx, Don
na Brown, Mary McDuffee, Alice Ca
. c'en JVE wsue -Jf i -.r W"0 tenths ---.
to Be pone! , . VJV 1 irV to help me. Yrrj1 V
f X 6tr 1 TMIMlYA f t HOWE CLfAM ten I
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mk''h m '89 " ymmm
Where Old Clothing
Is Legal Tender
J. J. Handnaker, Near East Director,
Says One Old Coat Will Par
chase a Sheep
"On my recent visit to the Near
East, I was amazed to find the pur
chasing power of used clothing," said
J. J. Handsaker, Oregon director of
Near East Relief. "I found an old
shirt would buy two dozen eggs, an
old coat would purchase a shesp,
while I saw great piles of wood and
hay bought with this same legal ten
der. "After only one year of peace and
freedom from molestation the people
will reestablish themselves so rapid
ly that they are sometimes able to
produce enough food for their own
use but clothing cannot be had for
love or money. We take advantage of
this situation and exchange clothing
for food. We rarely give away a gar
ment but always require an exchange
in food produces or service. Recent
ly supplies sufficient to run an or
phanage for several days were secur
ed in exchange for ten bales of old
clothing which had been thrown aside
as worthless by the people of Amer
ica. We want garments with six
months of wear left in them for men,
women and children. Imagine what
you would need in the way of clothes
if for six years you had not been able
to buy a garment or a yard of cloth.
'Recently a million people have been
made homeless and these are in great
est need while our regular everyday
task is to supply clothing, food and
shelter for 115,000 war orphans."
Clothing for Near East Relief suf
ferers should be sent to Near East
Relief, 613 Stock Exchange Building,
ortland, direct or through local com-
mittt'es. Bundle Day is May 16.
Sunday school, 9:45 a. m.
Sermon, 11 a. m., 7:30 p. m.
Christian Endeavor, 6:30 p. m.
Next Sunday being Mothers' Day,
there will be a special program dur
ing the Sunday school hour. The
pastor will bring a special message
in honor of mothers at the morning
service. There will be special music
both morning and evening.
Memory paints a picture
Very dear to me:
In the twilight seated
There at mother's knee.
Sweetly she is humming
Notes almost divine:
"My Jesus, 1 love Thee,
I know Thou art mine."
Let us honor the mothers by at
tending church Sunday. You are wel
come in our midst.
J. R. L. HAS LAM, Pastor.
CITY TREASURER'S NOTICE.
All general fund warrants, City of
Heppner, registered on or before
April 30, ll2'' will be paid if pre
sented to City Treasurer on and after
May 20th, 1923. Interest on said
warrants will cease May 20th, 1923.
Dated at Heppner, Oregon, May 10,
W. O. DIX, City Treasurer.
SCOUTS RECEIVE TROPHY.
Troop No., 1 Boy Scouts of Amerl
ca, of Heppner, thia week received a
red, white and blue silk banner, given
by President Harding for exceptional
record. The patriotic emblem will
be presented to the troop at 2 p. m.
Saturday, by S. E. Notson, district at
torney, the ceremony to take place at
the hotel corner.
NOTICE TO CAR DRIVERS.
I have been instructed by the City
Council to strictly enforce all traffic
laws within the city limits as nearly
as possible. All drivers should post
themselves on the law as no excuses
will be accepted nor exceptions made,
This means YOU.
S. P. DEV1N, City Marshal.
JACKS FOR SALE.
Several young jacks, 2 to b years
old, registered and broke In. Will
eon tr net for their colts at yearlings
for $100, from these jacks, in part or
full payment. Eastern Oregon Jack
Farm, B. F. Swaggart, Prop.
MASONS ATTENTION I
A large delegation of Pendleton
Masons will be present Saturday eve
ning, Mny 12. Work In the third de
gree, put on by the visitors. Come
Spring on the Farm
EDWARD F. DAY.
Edward F. Day was a prominent
sheepman of Morrow county for many
years prior to his change of residence
to Portland and as such was es
teemed as a man of the highest in
tegrity and honor. He was not only
strong in body and health but strong
in character, always living true to
his convictions of right and wrong,
doing unto others as he would be done
by. Mr. Day was a man upon whom
one could always depend and a man
of rare good judgment in business,
having had a wide education in the
school of experience hence he will
be keenly missed in both communities
where lie has lived.
Coming to Oregon as a young man
he displayed the indomitable spirit of
the pioneer in his faith in the future
of Morrow county. With judicious
thriftiness after first acquiring a
homestead on Butter creek, he en
larged his holdings until before dis
posing of them he had over 1900 acres
of land in Morrow onntyt proving
conclusively that his waa a spirit of
progression which helped lay the
foundation for the future of Eastern
Oregon. He also showed the same
spirit and faith in his investments
Portland, never encouraging a
thought of failure.
As a friend he was ever kind and
helpful. In his home, those who
loved him best will always remember
the spirit of happiness and gentle
ness he displayed there.
Edward F. Day was norn at Detroit,
in Somerset county, Maine, December
24, 1847. He was married to Miss
Amy Hart October 8, 1889, and al
though there were no children they
unselfishly gave a home and parental
care to three girls, who have ever
been sincerely appreviative of them.
They are Mrs, Malena Long Clarke,
Mrs. Elizabeth Stalter Van Valken-
berg and Mrs. Vietta Hayes Boyer,
11 of Portland, Oregon.
He was a loyal member of Heppner
Lodge No. 69, A. F. & A. M. and
Heppner Chapter No. 26, R. A. M.
INDIAN BOYS TAKEN HERE.
Louis Isadora and Francis Johnson,
two Indian boys from the Chemawa
school near Salem, were taken into
custody here the last of the week by
Sheriff McDuffee. The boys were
tired of going to school, and decided
to take a little vacation of which
Uncle Sam does not approve. Two
attendants from the school arrived by
auto yesterday to escort the young
men back to Bchool.
CHAUTAUQUA DATES SET.
The dates for the Heppner Chau
tauqua have been set by the ElliBon-
White company for June 22 to 27 in
clusive. An excellent program has
been arranged for this year and Hepp
ner people should begin shaping their
plans to include the entire week of
education and entertainment.
! ARLINGTON I
I HEPPNER I
I GENTRYFIELD, SUNDAY, MAY 13th 1
Everybody should turn out and see one of 1
I best games of the year.
ADMISSION 50c I
EVERY FAN SHOULD BE THERE
Grain Growers Select
t Delegates By Mail
Sis Highest on List Will Be Voted
for at District Meetings
In preparation for the annual elec
tion of officers and directors of the
Oregon Co-operative Grain Growers,
the members have voted by mail for
district delegates. These mail votes
were canvassed at a board meeting
held in Portland and the six highest
on each district list will be resub
mitted to the members, who will
choose one to three delegates at the
annual district meetings on May 25.
These meetings will be held at the
following points: District 1, city
hall, La Grande; district 2, library,
Pendleton; district 3, council cham
bers, city hall, Heppner; district 4,
cou.'t house, Condon; district 6, court
house, Moro; district 6, county agents
office, court house. The Dalles; dis
trict 7, 'county agent s office, Oregon
City; district 8, court house, Corval
lis; district 9, secretary's office, state
fair grounds, Salem.
The candidates selected in the var
ious districts are:
District No. 1 H. B. Davidhizar,
Joseph; F. W. Eppinger, Baker, D. V.
Isom, Baker; J. E. Reynolds, La
Grande; A. V. Swift, Baker; Carl
District No. 2 B. E. Andreson,
Pendleton; T. R. Hampton, Pendle
ton; Carl Kupers, Helix; A. R. Shum
District No. 3 Howard Anderson,
Heppner; R. L. Benge, Heppner; S.
J. Devine, Lexington; Jeff Jones,
Heppner; H. V. Smouse, lone; R. W.
District No. 4 J. W. Dyer, May
ville; W. J. Edwards, Mayville; B.
E. Froman, Condon; A. K. York,
District No. 5 Fred Krusow, Grass
Valley; Wr. S. Powell, Moro; W. H.
Ragsdale, Moro; V. H. Smith, Wasco;
J. M. Wilson, Kent; J. J. Wiley, Grass
District No. 6 Roy Bolton, The
Dalles; C. A. Harth, The Dalles; Ce
cil Porter, Metolius; George Rodman,
Culver; J. C. Southman, Madras; W.
J. Stebbins, Madras.
District No. 70. R. Daugherty,
Molalla; George H. Brown, New Era.
District No. 8 Claude Buchanan,
Corvallis Walter W. Russell, Mc-
District No. 9 W. H. Downing.
Shaw; W. A. Jones, Macleay.
The district delegates elected will
meet in Portland on June 15 and
choose from the membership at large
at least eight directors, who in turn
will elect a present, two vice-presidents
and a secretary-treasurer.
These officers will serve from June
15, 1923, to June 20. 1924.
Price of 44 Cents Paid By
Boston Firm For
MORE SALES IN VIEW
Many Buyers in City Can sea Much
Bidding With Consequent Good
Prices and Steady Movement
The most important wool transac
tion was closed today when more than
200,000 pounds of fine wools in the
pool were taken over by J. Eoshland
& Co., of Boston, at a price of 44
cents. This pool consisted of strict
ly fine wools, the best in the state,
and had been held for a maximum
price of 45 cents. The price received,
however, is good, and the wool sold
strictly on its mreits without compe
tition. Other sales reported were the clips
of Frank Wilkinson, mixed, at 43
centB, and John McEntire at 42 H
cents. We understand that these clips
were purchased by Messrs. Funk and
Smead, representatives of Hollowell,
Jones & Donald of Boston, who, with
J. W. Beymer, representative of Port
land buyers, have been the most ac
tive bidders in the Heppner wool
market thiB season.
For several weeks past there has
been no activity at all in the wool
market at Heppner, though there
has been considerable interest mani
fested by a number of buyers in the
pool of fine wools formed here early
in the season. The spell was broken,
however, this week, and there have
been different buyers in the city mak
ing offers for the wools yet unsold,
and a number of sales were made,
with prospects of more to follow.
U NEWS ITEMS
A. M. Zink and son were in town
Wednesday from their home out
north of lone. Mr. Zink reports that
his prospects for a good yield of
wheat was never better at this sea
son of the year. This is general in
the lone section, and should condi
tions continue as good as they are
now up until the grain is ready for
harvest, that part of the county will
come forth with one of the heaviest
yields of grain in its history. Mr.
Zink, who has been in rather poor
health for months past, is now im
piuvmif biiu ejrvm in uwe tu en
tirely cured of his trouble.
C. L. Sweek, of Woodson & Sweek,
returned from Pendleton on Tues
day, having spent a day there in ar
guing some cases in which his firm
is interested before the eastern Ore
gon session of the state supreme
court. The principal case Mr. Sweek
was interested in was the suit of Jas.
Carty for damages against F. A. Mc
Menamin, et al., for breach of con
tract, the appeal having been taken
by the defendants from the decision
rendered in the circuit court at
The evangelistic meetings in prog
ress for the past four weeks at the
Christian church, conducted by the
Ross Evangelistic Company, closed
on Monday evening, and Mr. and Mrs.
Ross and Miss Dorothy departed on
Tuesday for Portland. Ther expect
to begin a meeting on Sunday next at
Treasurer Briggs contemplates be
ing absent from his office at the
court house for a week, going to
Portland on the 21st, where he is
called on business that will keep him
in the city until the end of the week,
at least. During the absence of Mr.
Briggs the treasurer's office will be
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Metschan and
Miss Juanita Matlock, called to Hepp
ner to attend the funeral of the late
T. J. Matlock held on Sunday last,
spent a couple of days visiting with
old friends here. They returned to
their Portland home Tuesday.
Mrs. Hanson Hughes is enjoying a
visit this week from her sister,
U. S. Pratt, who arrived from her
home at Centralia, Wash., the last
of the week. Mrs. Pratt is accom
panied by her young son, and expects
to visit with her sister here for ten
days, at least.
Word received today by relatives
residing at Heppner, announces the
very grave illness of Chance Wilson
at his home at Monument. He is suf
fering from spotted fever, caused by
a tick bite, and grave fear is felt for
Frank Frates and wife and Mrs.
Wm. Ingrum departed this week by
auto for Oakland, Calif., where they
will visit for a short time. It has
been 43 years since Mrs. Ingrum left
her old home in California and this
is her first visit there during these
Late reports from Hot Lake Sana
torium are to the effect that S. W,
Spencer, who is quite ill and ur.der
the care of the physicians there, is
somewhat improved and his condi
tion at this time is encouraging.
John Kirk waa in town on Wed
nesday. He has been spending
month out at Castle Rock, working
for Pete Farley, officiating as chief
cook and bottle washer during the
lambing and shearing seasons.
Horace J. Matlock, who resides at
Monument, was called to this city to
attend the funeral of his father, T,
J. Matlock, and has been spending the
week in the city renewing old ac
Rev. W. O. Livingstone went out
to Hardman yesterday afternoon and
delivered the baccalaureate sermon
last evening to the graduating class
of the union high school there.
Vivian Yocum returned to Heppne
Saturday night and has resumed he
position in the sheriff's office. The
place was filled by Odile Groshen
during her absence.
T. J. Matlock Dies
After Long Illness
After an illness of several months
T. J. Matlock, pioneer stockman of
Morrow county, died in Portland Fri
day morning. He succumbed to an
attack of pneumonia after a brave
fight for life against other trouble.
Mr. Matlock waa 74 years old.
Mr. Matlock went to Portland for
relief from his suffering about the
first of the year, the trouble having
been growing on him for several
months. An attempted operation re
vealed an internal growth, for which
he was treated and had recovered to
such a point that he had decided to
return home, when a sudden attack
of pneumonia, which he was unable
to resist, ended his life.
The remains were brought to Hepp
ner for burial, and funeral services
were held from the Masonic temple
Sunday afternoon under the auspices
of Heppner Lodge No. 69, A.F. 4A.
M.( Rev. W. O. Livingstone delivering
a short address. Interment was in
Thomas J. Matlock was born in
Dade county, Missouri, on March 4.
1849, being the son of Edward L. and
Susan O. Matlock, who crossed the
plains in 1863, settling near Eugene,
in Lane county. Mr. Matlock came
to where Heppner now stands in 1871,
after having received his education
al training in the schools of Lane
His first venture here waa in stock
raising, to which he later added sheep
raising. He also engaged in the rais
ing of race horses, and owned some
of the finest animals ever seen on
the Pacific coast tracks. His mare
Reppeta at one time held the record
time for the mile run in this state.
Mr. Matlock was united in mar
riage to Mrs. Mary E. Larkins, nee
Keeney, in Eugene, Oregon. To this
marriage six children were born: S.
Elizabeth, Horace J., Benjamon F
Nora E Juanita, and James L, de
ceased. Mrs. Matlock lost her life in
the Heppner flood, and Mr. Matlock
was re-married about 13 years ago to
Mrs. Ida Downing of Spokane, Wash.
He later adopted Orin Downing, Mrs.
Though never entirely giving up
his ranch interests, Mr. Matlock re
tired from the farm for a number of
years, and made his home ni Hepp
ner. During this time he was elected
city mayor, and served quite efficient
ly in this capacity. He later went
back to the home farm where he re
sided up to the time of his death.
Mr. Matlock was the last of his
own family, his five brothers, Cass
well J., Edward L, James W., Joseph
and William F. passing on before him.
Besides his widow he is surwied by
the following children: Mrs. J. M.
Keney of Portland, Mrs. Otto Met
schan of Portland, H. J. Matlock of
Monument, B. F. Matlock of Loa An
geles, Ca., Msa Juapita Matlock of
Portland and Orin Matlock, a student
at the University of Washington. Mr.
Matlock was a Mason and a member
of the Ancient Order of United
Heppner Takes Game
From lone 16 to 6
Heppner retaliated against the de
feat by lone here two weeks ago, by
winning Sunday's game at the Egg
City 16 to 6. The locals seemed to
hit their stride, is the report, and
batted Roc key, Ione's "south-paw" all
over the lot. Twenty-one hits were
taken off Roc key, while Broughton,
for the locals, held the opponents to
A big crowd of local fans accom
panied the team to lone, and the re
port is current that Heppner will
show Arlington a stiff line of ball
when they meet that team on Gentry
RESOLUTIONS OF CONDOLENCE.
Whereas the call has again come to
our craft, this time summoning our
brother, Thomas J. Matlock from the
frailty of age and the intimity of dis
ease to the haven of peace and rest.
Whereas brother Matlock was one
of the pioneers of Heppner Lodge No.
A. F. & A. M. as well as of our
county and we wish to make perman
ent record of his worth;
Be it therefore resolved that we,
his brother craftsmen at this time
pause in sorrowful submission to re
call his many virtues and to drop a
teat at his departure.
Thomas J. Matlock had the vision
and courage of the true western pio
neer tempered by the restraint .f his
We extend our deepest sympathy
to the family and relatives of our de
parted brother in their bereavement
Resolved that a copy of this reso
lution be sent the family of the de
ceased; that a copy be entered upon
our records and a copy given the
press for publication.
W. B. BARRATT,
C. E. WOODSON.
Uncle John Bent ley
Retires From Business
(Pendleton East Oregonian)
After being in business in Pendle
ton continuously for almost 36 years.
J. M. Bentley has announced his re
tirement from the firm of Bentley-
Graham Insurance Co. Uncle John
as he is known to thousands of peo
ple in Pendleton and Umatilla county,
has disposed of his stock in the com
pany to his partner and from this
time forth will not try to establish
any new business records.
"I may sell a little real estate, but
I guess when a man reaches my age
I'm in my 82nd year he is entitled
to take it eay," Mr. Bentley said in
speaking of his retirement.
Lot Livermore was in the insurance
business when Mr. Bentley made his
start as an agent here, but aside
from this pioneer. Uncle John refuses
to call any of the ''boys" senior. He
entered the insurance business in
Pendleton after he had lost a big
saw and planing mill on Camas prairie
with 2.000,000 feet of lumber and not
a cent of insurance protection.
D. H, Grabill, prominent lone res!
dent, spend a few days in Heppner on
busineni this week.
En jus is
Car Turns Turtle When
Wheels Shift in
TWO MEN INJURED
McCart? nd Whitfield Hm Bono
Broken; Kru, Encipet
Robert Emmett Jonei wn almost
imuntly killed, W. G. McCarty waa
badly bruiaed and lacerated, and 1.
W, Whitfield sustained injuries as a
result of a highway accident last
Sunday afternoon. Fred Krug, the
other occupant of the car escaped
uninjured. The accident occurred
near the Valentine ranch about four
miles above Lexington toward Hepp
ner, when the McCarty car endeavor
ed to pass the Bert Stone ear, both
ears returning from the ball game at
lone. In passing, the McCarty ear
waa forced into the loose gravel and
a sudden turn of the steering wheel
to get the car back into the road
threw the whole weight of the ma
chine on the two outside wheels,
which broke under the strain causing
the car to turn completely over, ac
cording to witnesses.
All the occupants were thrown
clear of the car except Whitfield, but
.mmett Jones was fatally struck in
being thrown from the machine, is
the report given at the coroner's in-
'juest Monday night It was said
and the evidence was substantiated
by all witnesses, that neither car was
traveling more than 30 miles an hour
when the eccident happened.
The doctors examination revealed
McCarty's injuries to be several bro
ken ribs, lacerations about the face
and breast, and bruises, none of
which are very serious. Whitfield
escaped with a broken collar bone
and bad bruises about the hips. Lat
est reports are that both men are
Jones seemed to have a premoni
tion that something was going to
happen, said Fred Krug, for just as
the machine started past the Stone
car he crouched down between the
seats. He waa riding in the back
seat with Krug, while Whitfield oc
cupied the front seat with McCarty.
it was just an instant later that the
ear turned turtle, resulting in Jane's
The coroner's jury returned the
verdict that Jones met his death in
an automobile accident Sunday af
ternoon. There was no attempt to
fix responsibility. The jurors were
Jason Biddle, Frank Shively, John
Hughes, John Wightman, Paul Gam
mell and W. O. Bay less.
Funeral services were held for Em
mett Jones on Tuesday afternoon,
when nearly the entire community
paid their last respects to the de
Wm. Osborn Opens New
Battery Station at lone
Wm. Osborn, who has been in
charge of the battery shop at the
Cohn Auto company in this city for
the past year or more, has purchas
ed the equipment of the shop and
moved the same to lone, where he
will soon have it installed and ready
for businses. He will be able to han
dle all makes of batteries and knows
the business thoroughly.
The retiring of Mr. Osborn from
the battery business at Heppner
leaves the field open to Claire Hop
per of the Heppner Tire and Battery
company. Mr. Osborne thinks he will
have his business open at lone in
about two weeks.
LEXINGTON CHURCH OF CHRIST.
Next Sunday is Mothers' Day.
There will be appropriate services in
the morning in honor of mother and
the home. Some special music, a
select reading by Glady Penge and
message on the subject of "Home
and Mother." If you are not a regu
lar attendant, come to this service in
honor of that dear mother of yours.
If she is living wear a red flower, if
not, a white one. It will do you good
to attend this service.
Bible school begins at 10. Come
in time for this helpful period. Oth
er services at 11.
Junior services at 6:30.
Young Peoples C. E. at 7.
Song service and sermon at 8.
These services are set for your
pleasure and profit. Will you accept
E. A. PALMER, Pastor.
CARD OF THANKS.
We desire to thank all those who
so kindly assisted in any way at the
funeral and burial of our beloved
husband and father, T. J. Matlock.
We especially thank the brothers of
Heppner Lodge No. 6J, F. & A. M.,
the singers, the officiating ministers
and the contributors of the many
beautiful floral offerings,
MRS. T. J. MATLOCK.
MR. and MRS. J. M. KEENEY.
MR. and MRS. OTTO METSCHAN.
HORACE J. MATLOCK.
BENJAMIN F. MATLOCK.
FIRE AT HARNETT HOME.
The dwelling of T. L. UariKtt at
Lexington, caught nre Monday fore
noon f rom unknown cause. The
quick response to the alarm by the
ttre department, and the work of the
high school boys in getting out the
furntiure, reduced the loss to about
$400. Mrs. F. R. Bennett, primary
teacher, who occupied the dwelling,
suffered a small loss by damage to
dishes and a phonograph. Edgar
Stevens, state agent for the Home In
surance company, made adjustment
of the loss within six hours from the
time of the tire.
CHAUTAUQUA M E ET I N G .
There will be a meeting of guaran
tors of the 1U2:1 Chautauqua at the
Christian church, 8 o'clock tomorrow
night. All guarantor are urged to