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PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY
Volume 41, Number 21
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, AUG. 21, 1924.
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1824 CAMPAIGN WAS
FULL OF BITTERNESS
Bickering By All Factions
Played Prominent Part
In Stirring Fight.
Sectionalism Pronounced, With East
Against Wwt In Campaign Which
W&a Decided In Congress.
Written for The Gazette-Time
By Edward Percy Howard.
The admission of Missouri as a
slave state was one of the dominant
issues of the campaign of 1824, which,
failing before the people, was decid
ed by the House of Representatives.
The bitterness and sectionalism of
the -contest never has been equalled,
the attacks on Crawford being meas
urably approached only by the inten
sity of malignity with which Presi
dent Wilson was assailed in some
quarters. The North was openly
against the South, the East desper
ately against the West.
Arguments, powerful, logical, Il
logical, true and untrue, intrigue,
scurrilous attack and vituperative
bickering marked the contest up to
the very moment of the count. As
today, the Western farmer interest
was arrayed against the Eastern in
Adams made a deliberate appeal to
New England and the North charging
that the South waa dominating the
entire nation in that every President
for twenty-four years had come from
the South. This phase of the cam
paign inflamed both Northerners and
Southerners to a point that was reach
ed only in the Civil War.
Owing to the difficulties of travel
the speechmaking was of a stationary
character. The candidates had no
opportunity to appear before the
country. Likewise, the press had not
reached any widsprcad circulation,
and white it played an important part
in the contest locally, chief depend
ence was placed on the pamphlet. The
pamphleteers were busy day in and
day out. Before the fight was ended
these organs of publicity developed
into a mass of literature of a dis
graceful and. judged by present-day
standards, highly dishonorable char
acter. Few of the pamphlets produced
were of a po stive character. Mostly
they were negative, devoted to attack
and villincation rather than to giving
reasons why their favorite sons, they
in whose interest they were written,
should ba elected, Jackson was open
ly attacked as a murderer, a military
despot without regard for the Consti
tution or for law. The Jacksonites
swung their acid at Crawford, charg
ing him with being a Federalist.
Crawford was clearly the favorite,
but this charge hurt. North Carolina
and New Jersey practically deserted
him. Still he retained the advantage.
Accord ring to custom the party was
to caucus in Congress and make the
nomination, Crawford was confident.
Adams, Jackson and Clay were nerv
ous. They combined to attack the in
famy of the caucus system, denounc
ing it as anti-republican, the agency
for robbery of the people's rights.
Martin Van Buren of New York, gen
ius In politics and with a powerful
organization back of him, tried his
best to check the reform wave, but
the combined scheming of the oppo
sition could not be overcome. The
caucus was called. The galleries
were packed to suffocation, but the
members were only scantily re pre
sented. An effort was made so ad
journ, but Van Buren, battling for
Crawford, opposed it because no mu
tually convenient date could be set.
The people, he said, expected a nom
ination. Then came the ballot: Craw
ford 64, Adams 2, Macon 1, Jackson
1. Crawford waa declared the nomi
nee, but 68 votes out of 261 did not
satisfy the people it meant nothing,
and so the scramble for office want
to the people.
Soon after that Crawford was
stricken with paralysis, a doctor
having administered lobelia to him.
Every possible pressure waa brought
to bear to have him withdraw, but he
steadfastly declined. His "pitiful
condition" was alluded to by his sup
porters and denounced as hypocritical
propaganda by hia enemies. It was
quite obvious that with four candi
dates there would be no election.
Clay believed he could carry Louis
iana, but he came out fourth. Jack
son led with a majority over Adams
greater than the entire vote of Clay
The bitterness of the fight grev
in intensity. Public fights were a
common occurrence. Even duels were
Then came a dramatic episode.
Henry Clay appeared at the Crawford
home end entered. Crawford's hopes
FIRST CHURCH OK CHRIST.
Lord's Day, August 24.
No man can be true to himself and
fellows, who is not true to his God;
one of the evidences of fidelity to
God Is his faithfulness in worship.
Come and worship with us on the
Lord's Day. Bible School at 9:45,
communion and preaching service at
11, Christian Endeavor at 7 p. m. and
union preaching service in this church
at 8 p.m. Prayer meeting service
every Thursday evening at 8 o'clock.
You will find a cordial welcome at
all of these services.
Sheriff McDuffee and District At
torney Notson went to Bonrdman Fri
day morning on a enso Involving lar
ceny in a dwelling. Alex Allcnback
and Theodore Rettz were held to an
swor to the grand jury, and Elmer
Re its- was remanded to the juvenile
court These young men are charged
with having entered a residence at
Messner and taken therefrom articles
of value. Sheriff McDuffee, on the
trip picked up two speeders and they
were interviewed by Justice Goodwin
OF SMUT CONTROL
Comparison Made of Nursery
Tests Here and at O. A. C.
The following letter commenting
on the smut treatment tests in the
Morrow county nurseries, and com
paring the results with the tests at
Corvallis, has been received by Coun
ty Agent Morse from Prof. H. P.
Barss, plant pathologist at Corvallis:
I have just finished tabulating the
results and am able to give some in
formation that may prove of value to
you, although, in general, it con
firms the results secured by yourself
in the nursery trials.
By the way, your trials are quite
consistent, with the exception of a
rather heavy percent of smut secured
with the blue stone and blue stone
lime treatments at Redding. Our re
sults correspond better with your
experience at lone with formaldehyde
With us formaldehyde has given
the best control where the smutting
of the grain was excessively heavy.
In one test we used one part of smut
to 77 parts of wheat by weight. The
result was that we did not get per
fect control with any material tried,
but formaldehyde gave the nearest to
it, while the standard brands of cop
per carbonate, containing 50 or
better of copper and the usual degree
of fineness, gave the next best con
trol. Copper sulfate and copper sul
fate followed by the lime bath gave
results about equal to copper car
bonate. Then came the less than
standard copper carbonate types
those that have around 20 of cop
per, like Corona copper carbonate.
These gave much less satisfactory
control than the standard copper car
bonates, with this heavy degree of
smutting. They were closely approach
ed in effectiveness by Seed-o-san duttt,
Semesan dust, and Corona 620 dust.
These are all organic mercury com
pounds. Corona 40 gave very poor
results. This is a mercury compound
of a different sort, and we also tested
another mercury compound sent by
the University of Maryland chemist
which gave no control whatever.
Nickel carbonate gave very poor con
trol although some evidence of action
on smut was found.
As soon as we increased the Bmut
dilution on the seed we got better
results. At the smut rate of 1 to
500 we had practically perfect con
trol with 2 ounces of standard brand
copper carbonate. This particular
brand was Mountain Copper Co., but
other tests have shown similar results
obtainable from the material wc se
cured from Braun-Knecht-Heiman or
Wheeler, Reynolds & Stauffer, As
soon as we went to the smut rate of
1 to 1000, we got practically equal
results from the high grade copper
carbonate, low grade copper carbon
ate, and best grade mercury com
pound. We could not see much difference
between two and three and four
ounces per bushel of the dust except
in the most heavily smutted lots of
wheat. In other words our tests in
dicate that except where the grain is
excessively smutty two ounces of
copper carbonate will give very excel
lent control if thoroughly applied as
I note that in the tests at lone the
Stauffer copper carbonate gave the
least aatisfactory results. This is not
confirmed by your Redding test,
where the Stauffer copper carbonate
is practically equal to the MoCoCo.
Our experience shows that the Stauf
fer material is not inferior, as far bf
we can judge, to the other standard
Stalter Uncovers Fine
Ledge of Ore at Mine
Jack McCullough, Emit Groshen and
Paul Hisler returned on Friday from
trip to the Greenhorns. While up
that way, they catted on Dan Stalter
t the mine of the Heppner Mining
company, and found him to be just as
busy as usual, and much elated over
the uncovering of a fine 4-foot vein
of ore that he Is opening up.
Mr. McCullough, who is one of the
stockholders in the mining company,
says the ore now being uncovered is
of high quality, the assay Tunning
$156 to the ton in gold, besides carry
ing a large percentage of copper. The
extent of the new ledge has not yet
been determined but it shows every
evidence of being targe, and as a con
sequence Mr. Stalter is much elated
and believes that -the Heppner Mm
ing company will yet have a mine
from which they will make fine re
turns, and be well repaid for their
years of labor and expense.
CARD OF THANKS.
We desire to express our heartfelt
thanks to the many friends and neigh
bors who so kindly assisted us in our
bereavement, in the death and burial
of our husband and father, Hiram E.
Clark, and for the many bcnutiful
Mrs, Hiram E. Clark.
Mr. and Mrs. L. V. Hamilton
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Clark,
Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Clark
Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Frieburg.
In the court of Justice Cornctt on
Monday Jas, O'Neill of Cecil was Ar
raigned on a charge of assault. The
offence was committed upon the per
son of John Mclntire some time ago
when, it is alleged, the altercation
took place over the settlement of
wages claimed to be due O'Neill from
Mclntire, O'Neill having just re
turned to Cecil he was requested to
appear in court to answer the chnrge
standing against him. This he did,
and pleading guilty, was snscssed
fine of $10.00 and costs amounting to
$7.50, The claim for wages was ar
bitrated and settled.
Fancy non-irrigated Elbcrta can
ning peaches, $1,15 f, o. b. The Dal
les. Subject to market changes,
Phono or write J. J. Fleck, Box 203,
The Dalles, Ore,
Large Wheat Loss Thru
Dockage; $290,000 To
tal Last Season.
A press dispatch to the daily news
papers this month, from Yakima,
Wash., stated that M. McCallum, of
Glasgow, Scotland, representing the
Scottish Co-Operative Wholesale So
ciety, had been making a study of
the marketing system of apples fn
the Yakima valley, and that he de
clared that if his society could buy
apples direct from the growers of
the district a much larger distibu
tion in Scotland would result, and a
much larger demand for Pacific coast
apples would develop. Mr. McCallum
stated that the society had a mem
berchip of 700,000 members, spending
21,000,000 pounds sterling annually
within the organization.
This is a matter that should be
worth considering, not only with ap
ple growers, but with producers of
other export products. Organisation
should take over the functions of the
middle men. Co-operation could di
liver apples and other products to
Europe direct from producers, lower
ing the price and increasing consump
tion. The worst enemy of the farm
er and of cooperative marketing is
the farmer who will not co-operate.
He is the joy-rider and the hold-back
of the movement and becomes an ac
tive factor and aid to the speculator
in his fight against the producer.
LaBt year the farmers of four
spring wheat states hauled 11,600,000
bushels of dockage to market with
their wheat, states the U. S. Depart
ment of Agriculture; $675,000 was
paid for threshing this dockage;
$S 00 ,000 in freight was paid on ft, by
weed seeds lowering the grade and by
losing the feed value of this dockage.
The State Grain Inspection Depart
ment of Portland, gives out these
startling figures: For the crop year
of 1923-24, for the district of Port
land, there were 1,432,064 bad order
grain sacks, assessed at three cents
each, touting $12,961.92. There were
77,916 re-sacks, at eight cents each,
totaling $G5,195.20 loss, largely due
to negligence by the growers in not
having good sacks at shipping point.
For the same crop year there was
shipped to the Portland ports foul
dockage equal to 147,343 bushels of
wheat, value at 75c per bushel, to
taling $110,497.25. During the same
period there was smut dockage equal
to 237,107 bushels of wheat, valued
t $117,830.25, making a total loss of
the two, equal to wheat of $288,327,
50. With the sack loss added to these
figures, there is a total loss of $290,
522,70 for the full crop year.
For the four crop years, 1921 to
1924 inclusive, the loss on poor sacks.
dockage, and smut totaled $940,212.
32, and to this great sum must also
be added freight, insurance, interest,
storage, cleaning and handling
The way to stop these great losses
is to clean the wheat on the farm,
preferably at the thresher, with a
portable disc cleaner, or with any
good cleaner, at the granary. This
removes the dockage for feed on the
farm; increases the market value of
the grain; provides clean wheat for
sowing and saves freight charges.
The British Co-Operative Union is
one of the world's big co-operative
successes. This organization has a
membership of 4,580,623 people, heads
of families, who are actual members
of the union, and in 1923 the organi
zation did the tremendous business
of $711,330,000. The United States
has nearly 700,000 farmer members of
43 farmer-controlled association?,
marketing tobacco, cotton, grain and
rice. One grain marketing associa
tion reports 63,000 members.
Aged Sheephcrder Dies
Near Deerhorn Flats
Walter Mntteson, who Is located in
the mountains near Parkers Mill,
sends in the following report con
cerning the finding of the body of
Carl Sundstrom, an aged sheepherder
in the employ of Johnny Curran,
whose body was found after a four
dnv search in the woods:
The body was found at Deerhorn
Flats near Ukiah Saturday afternoon.
Sundstrom, who was about 65 years
of age, had been sick but was feeling
better and went out with the sheep
in the morning, and in the evening
the sheep coming in without the herd
er, other employees of Mr. Curran
began the search for him at once.
The following day the horse he was
riding also came into camp, and upon
finding the body it was apparent that
the man had died white attempting
to ride up a hill, having fallen from
The coroner at Pendleton was noti
fied and came out and got the body
and took it to that city. Sundstrom
had a homestead at Doyville, Oregon,
but claimed his home was in Mtnne
anolis. He was a native of Finland
and so far as is known had no rela
tives in this country.
New Rabbit Poison For
(Morrow County Farm Bureau News)
Rabbit poisoning has been carried
forward very successfully in the
north end of the county the past
month. The use of green alfalfn and
strychnine alkaloid, worked out by
Mr. Gnrlough of the Biological Sur
vey, has proved very satisfactory. Mr.
Roy Fugnto of tho Biological Survey
is hack in the county after two weeks
spent in Umatilla county and will
work here for the next two or three
weeks. Some time during the next
week he will visit the wheat section
in the north end of the county to work
out effective means of killing the rab
bits in that section, A. W. Moore,
also of the Biological Survey, is now
working along Butter creek in Uma
tilla and Morrow county,
Pioneer Called By
Death at lone Home
Eugene Myers died at the home of
his daughter, Mrs. Frank Young, in
lone at 2:35 Friday afternoon, Aug- ,
ust 15, 1924, at the age of 69 years,
10 months and 10 days. Death fol
lowed an illness of nineteen days.
He suffered a stroke of appoplexy ;
while eating his supper at the farm
home of his son-in-law, Frank Younf.
He was immediately brought to lone,
where medical aid was summoned at
once. His children were immediately
lied, remaining constantly at his
bedside until the last, doing every
thing possible for his comfort that
loving hands coutd do.
Eugene Myers was born October 7,
1854, near Geneva, Wisconsin, being
the eldest son of Joseph arid Mary
Myers. In the spring of I860 his
parents decided to cross the plains.
They started with a party of fifty
four relatives and neighbors, with ox
teams, enduring many hardships and
encounters with the Indians. Several
of the party were killed by the In
dians, including an uncle, John My
ers. When they finally reached Ore
gon they located in the Willamette
valley near Salem.
About the age of 19 Mr. Myers came
to Eastern Oregon with J. F. Farrens.
engaging in the sheep business, and
later returning to the Willamette
In June, 1878, he was united in
marriage to Miss Alice Farrens, and
to this union four children were born,
one dying in infancy.- They are Mrs.
Ethel Mooreland of Monmouth, Mrs.
Cecil Young of lone and Herbert W.
Myers of La Grande. He leaves be
sides his children to mourn his going
five Bisters and two brothers: Mrs.
W. W. Martin, Mrs. Oliver Beers,
Mrs. Hattie Erb, Miss Carrie Myers,
Lrnest and Will Myers of Salem, and
Mrs. Jennie Stafford of Gates, Ore.,
and nine grandchildren, besides a
host of friends.
Funeral services were held at the
Congregational church in lone on
Saturday, August 16, at 3:00 p. m.,
conducted by Rev. Head, the pastor.
The body was laid to rest in the lone
Petitions for Rodent and
Predatory Animal Control
(Morrow County Farm Bureau News)
A petition to get the following in
itiative measure placed on the bal
lot at the November election U being
circulated throughout the county,
This measure was voted upon favor
ably two years ago and has provided
the money used in cooperation with
the Biological Survey in the control
of predatory animals, and furnished
poison in the control of rodents the
past two years. If money is to be
made available for these purposes, the
next two years, it is necessary that a
majority of the voters at the Novem
ber election favor the measure.
Providing for a levy of five-tenths of
a mill on the dollar of taxable prop
erty of the County of Morrow, State
of Oregon, to be used in the de
struction of predatory animals and
rodents In the County of Morrow,
State of Oregon, and providing for
the expenditure of the money aris
ing from said levy.
Be it enacted by the people of the
County of Morrow, State of Ore
gon: Sec. 1. That there shall be
levied upon each dollar of the tax
able property of the County of
Morrow, State of Oregon, as shown
by the tax roll for the year 1924,
in addition to the regular county
levy, a tax of five-tenths of one mill
to be collected and paid In the same
manner as other county taxes arc
collected and paid in.
Section 2. That the money aris
ing from said levy shall be expend
ed under the direction of the Coun
ty Court of the County of Morrow,
State of Oregon, in cooperation
with the Federal Government and
farmers and stockmen of said coun
ty, in destruction of predatory ani
mals and rodents.
LOCAL ENS ITEMS
Howard Swick, nephew of Mrs. Lil
lian Turner of this city, passed thru
Heppner recently, accompanied by his
bride. Mr. Swick was married at
Portland on August 10th to Miss Ha-
ze Lankins, at the home of the bride's
parents. Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Swick,
parents of the bridegroom were pres
ent at the wedding and the party re
turned to their home near Monument
last week, stopping over just a short
time at Heppner for a call on rela
tives. For two years Mrs. Swick had
charge of the Monument high school.
The newlyweds will make their home
oti..th Swick stock ranch near Mon
ument. Art Alderman Was hailed into the
court of Justice Cornett one day last
week, charged with the possession of
liquor. Pleading guilty to the charge,
he was given a jail sentence of ninety
days and a fine of $500. Not being
able ao far to raise the fine, it is like
ly that he will have to sweat this out
in the county bastile, where he wili
be compelled to spend the greater
part of a year.
Mrs. Chester Darbee returned on
Tuesday from a sojourn of a few
weeks at Rockaway. She brought
with her little Miss Dorothe Ann
Rogers, who is now being royally en
tertained by Grandfather Darbee.
Mrs. Rogers will arrive at the end of
the week for a short visit here before
returning with her daughter to their
home at Redmond. ,
Lotus Robison of Hardman return
ed from Portland on Tuesday. He
shipped a car of fat steers to the
Portland market on Sunday, and on
Monday found the cattle market at
that point pretty well glutted. Hav
ing top stuff, however, he made dis
posal pf the shipment at a pretty fair
Sam VanVactor, Jr., who has been
spending the summer at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Edw. Rietmann north
of lone, was in town on Wednesday,
enjoying a short visit with Boy Scout
comrades. In a few days he will re
turn to his home at The Dalles to
take up the school work again.
W. C. Lacy came up from Port
land on Wednesday and will spend a
few days hera looking after business
affairs. Ho thinks the Portland coun
try has certainly had a pretty dry
year of it, but the drouth is now bro
ken and plenty of rain has been the
order of late. '
WANTErt-Singlc man not over 30
years old, to care for and train val
uable dogs. Must be free to travel
part time. Salary $150 a month and
traveling expenses. Must be able to
po.t $500 cash bond. Answer before
Friday noon. Box W.R.M., care The
Everett Vanderhoof was brought
before Judge Cornett on a charge of
petit larceny Monday. He purloined
a pair of spurs from Richard Peter
son and upon restoring the property
was let off by the court with a light
tine and the payment of costs.
STRAYED From Barney Ward's
pasture, one bay mare, branded cir
cle D on right hip, with bay colt;
brown horse, branded reverse F. Fin
der notify The Gnicttc-Times or
Peoples Hardware Co.
Mrs. Willis McCarty and children
arrived from The Dallea on Tuesday
and are guests at the home of Mrs.
McCarty's parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. F.
Papeihanging, decorating, painting,
by experienced man. Prices reason
able. Inquire at Peoples Hardware
Mr. and Mrs. I. A. Anderson re
turned on Wednesday from Wallowa
lake, having spent the week-end nt
that beautiful mountain retreat.
Dr. D. R. Haylor, eye specialist,
will be in Heppner, Sept. 1 and 2.
Do your eyes need attention?
For Sale A light weight ivory baby
cart. Inquire nt this office.
V1' H i W blow mv J
"Going Up" Slogan of
Live Stock Exposition
That's what the elevator man says.
That's what the Pacific International
Live Stock Exposition might have
chosen for its slogan.
Ever since it was founded, it has
been going up. Going up in numbers
and excellence of exhibits, going up
in attendance, going up in import
ance. This year its building went up
But that didn't stop it or daunt it.
A new building U going up. This
new building is to follow rn general
the plan of the old one but it is going
up bigger and better than ever.
The arena is to be larger than the
old one and in better proportions. The
seating capacity will be increased to
7000, and the arrangement of boxes
and seats will be improved. The horse
department will be larger and better
equipped. The boys' and girls' clubs
are to have a department all their
own. The poultry show will be larg
er than the old one. Other minor
but important improvements have
been made in the plans.
The type for the premium list is
going up now, and by September 1
or thereabouts it will be in the mails.
It will show some changes but more
premium money than ever will be
placed temptingly before the exhibit
ors. The ashes were not cold before Gen
eral Manager O. M. Plummer was
talking with President E. A. Stuart
over the long distance telephone,
making arrangements for the new
structure. A day had not passed be
fore a man was figuring on the lum
ber for the new building. Before the
week was gone work was begun on
salvaging and clearing the ground
Today the financial arrangements are
completed for the start and the new
great building, "bigger and better
than ever," is "going up." Construc
tion has started.
The contractors have agreed to turn
it over, complete, by October 25. On
November 1, at 9 o'clock A. M., the
big new doors will swing open to the
It is gratifying to the men and wo
men, yes, and children, who have a
proprietary interest in the Pacific In
ternational Live Stock Exposition, to
know of the enthusiastic and deter
mined and practically unanimous sup
port this great exposition is receiv
ing from banks, merchants, hotels,
business houses in general, the press
and the pulpit. The fire has made us
realize, perhaps as never before, how
vital this exposition is, and how nec
essary its continued life is to the en
tire Pacific Slope.
Last year the exposition had over
4000 entries of livestock. It offered
over $90,000 in premium money. It
had an attendance of 125,000 people.
This year it expects to increase its
entries, its premiums and its attend
ance. A bigger and better plant will
be ready for the opening day. More
and better livestock of every kind
will be there. Better accomodations
for the guests have been arranged
and more people will visit this four
teenth annual event.
WOOL POSITION STRONG.
The position of wool in the world
market is gaining in strength now,
according to a telegram received from
headquarters of the National Wool
Growers' Association at Salt. Lake
City by Mac Hoke, secretary of the
Oregon Woolgrowers association. The
telegram was us follows: "Fairchild
report Monday indicates continuation
of strong tone with prices working
upward. Advance of sterling exchange
increases price of foreign wools to
American buyers. Next London sales
expected to show 10 per cent ad
vance." East Oregonian.
Mrs. Mnrtha Wood and her grand
daughter, Miss Belva Danielson, who
hnve been guests at the McCarty and
Turner homes in Heppner for the
past two weeks, departed on Monday
for thir homes at Berkeley and Sac
ramento, Calif. Mr. and Mrs W. G
McCarty took them as far as Portland
in their car.
Hiram Eldridge Clark
Answers Final Call
Waa Oldest Resident of Marrow Con-
ty, Coming Here at the
, Age of Tea.
Following an illness from which he
had been a sufferer for many months
Hiram E. Clark, pioneer of the Hepp
ner country, answered his final call
at hia home just west of Heppner at
an early hour Sunday morning, Aug
ust IT, 1924. Death resulted from
heart disease, and Mr. Clark had been
s sufferer from the ailment more or
less for the past year or two, though
bedfast but litlte of the time.
Mr. Clark waa the oldest resident
of this part of the stats, eoming to
what is now Morrow county when a
lad ten years of age. He was also a
native Oregonian, the place of his
birth being Corvallis, the son of early
pioneerrs. Hia father's family came
to the eastern Oregon eountry in the
year 1865 by ox teama, he driving one
of the teams himself. They estab
lished their home on Willow creek,
taking op the place now known ss
the Andrew Reaney ranch at the
mouth of Clark's canyon, that locality
taking its name from Mr. Clark's
father. The home of Hiram E. Clark
has been on Willow creek ever since,
he having never removed from this
locality. He has resided for the past
thirty years on the farm where he
Hiram Elbridge Clark was born at
Corvallis, Oregon, February 28, 1854,
and died at his home near this city on
August 16, 1924, being aged 70 years,
5 months and 19 days. On December
13, 1884, he was united in marrirage
to Melvina Ferguson, and to them
four children were born, Laura Belle,
now Mrs. V. L. Hamilton of The Dal
les, Ernest Elbridge and Edward D.
Clark of Heppner.and Iva J., now Mrs.
T. C. Frieberg of Portland. In addi
tion to these he leaves to mourn his
loss, his wodow, and five brothers,
Chas. N, Sanford E Edward W
Loren D. and Elmer R.
Mr Clark followed farming during
all his life and accumulated a fair
competency. He was known as an
industrious, upright cititen in this
community and was esteemed by a
host of friends of long standing. He
will always be remembered as a kind
husband and father, a true friend and
a worthy citizen. He belonged to that
type of heroic pioneers who made
possible this great northwest coun
try; he endured the hardships but
ever remained faithful on the job
and passea to his reward after long
years of faithful endeavor, leaving
behind him & name that will be ever
cherished, not only by his family, but
all whose privilege it was to know
Funeral services were held at 10:30
A. M., Tuesday, at the Christian
church. Rev. W. O. Livnigstone, the
pastor, officiating, and interment was
in Masonic cemetery.
WOOL CLEANED UP
ON LOCAL MARKET
All of the wool on the Heppner
market, with the exception of some
very small lots, has been cleaned up.
The Ralph Thompson and Mike Kenny
clips were taken over by Henry Cohn
during the past week at an advanced
price, up to 40 cents, and this cleans
the slate at Heppner of the 1924
clip. Mr. Cohn has handled a total
of 500,000 pounds of wool this season,
buying for the firm of J. Koshland ft
Co- of Boston.
Former Heppner Resident
Killed by Train At Biggs
Elmer Ingle, freight conductor
running out of The Dalles, was in
stantly killed about 7 o'clock Sunday
morning, when five cars passed over
his body. While at work on a brok
en coupling at Biggs the cars were
switched onto the track where he
was busy and he was knocked down.
The cars passed over his neck and
his head was severed from his body
and the body crushed.
Mr. Ingle, who was the eldest son
of Mrs. Hessie Kinney of this city
and formerly lived here, had been fol
lowing railroading for many years.
His home was at The Dalles and he
leaves a wife and two children. The
funeral services were hied at The
Dalles on Monday.
The following account of the acci
dent and other facts concerning Mr.
Ingle, are furnished this paper by his
sisterr, Mrs. Mabel Brumbaugh of
Elmer Ingle, son of Mrs. Hessie
Kinney of Heppner, Ore., met with a
fatal acident on Sunday morning,
August 17th, at Biggs, on the O.-W.
R. A N.t between The Dalles and Ar
lington. Called at an early hour as conduct
or of a freight, he left his wife and
sons at home, never to return to them
It is claimed deceased was assist
ing a trainman adjust an air hose
connection between two cars when
a freight train backed over the same
track causing five cars to pass over
his body, death being instantaneous.
The remains were removed by spec
ial tram to the funeral home of Bur
gett & Calloway at The Dalles. The
funeral on Monday afternoon was one
of the largest ever known in The
Dalles. Six conductors acted as pall
bearers. He was a member of the
Moose and Elks lodges, and the latter
order officiated at the service at the
Born in Milton, Oregon, In 1S86.
upon the death of his father he be
came the mainstay of the family.
They moved to Heppner in 101 where
he lived until he began his railroad
career at the age of 21. He became
one of the best known conductors in
the serrvice. Besides his mother he
leaves in deepest mourning his wife
and two sons, Donald, 14, and Shel
don, 6, his sister, Mrs. Mabel Brum
baugh of The Dalles and his brother
Earl of Portland. The Christian
Science service was read and inter
ment was in the I. O. O. F. cemetery
He sleeps beneath wreaths of gor
geous beauty and banked flowers, si
lent tributes to the memory of one
whom everybody loved.
By Arthur Brisbane
Never "Something for
Nearer Perfect, Bigger
A Surprise for Elijah.
No Population Scare.
Charles Fox offers to the United
States Government an engine that
"consumes do gas or other fuel and
The inventor says, "You jast start
her up and let her flicker," and he
thinks it will bring millions. It
won't bring a cent, A Power wiser
than Charles Fox won't allow us to
get "something for nothing." That
would be bad for us. Therefor there
is no perpetual motion, nothing worth
having, for which we don't give effort
and value in return.
It pays to develop a perfect thing,
from cows to radio. Mrs. H. McK.
Twombly. of New Jersey, owns a
Guernsey named Langwater Fairy,
No. 97979. She looks like any other
cow, but gives three times as much
milk, four and a half times as much
butterfat as the average cow. Her
amazing record just announced is
13,605 pounds of butterfat in one
year. In that kind of prosperity there
is no speculation, no manipulating,
just plain, simple production of
wealth through intelligent Attention
Daily the radio offers something
new. This time it is "broadcasting
church music for rural weddings."
The bride, trembling, will give the
last poke at her hair. The sexton
will "tun in," and up she will march
in Farmingdale, N. J., to the tune of
"Faithful and True," played in Chi
Florida says, "Come." The rich
will answer, "I am hurrying." Have
you an income? Florida offers you
attractions over and above the fin
climate. Florida intends to put into
her constitution a provision that will
exempt incomes and inheritances from
all taxation. This is intended as a
"courtesy to prosperous people from
the North." They will appreciate it.
No death tax on inheritance, no State
tax on income! Oh, joyt Oh, rap
ture! Florida says, "Come to Flor
ida. Here your income is alt yours
to spend. We chop off nothing and
your heirs get sll you leave them
when you die. We wont tax dead
A long time ago Ellsha "took hold
of his own clothes and rent them in
two pieces," when he saw Elijah go
up in "a chariot of fire and horses
What are Elisha and Elijah, now in
heaven, saying to each other as they
see the Right Reverend Harold Rob"
erts Carson, Bishop of the Episcopal
Diocese of Haiti, calmly riding from
one parish to another in a flying ma
chine? The navy lends him the fly
ing machine and he visits places oth
All that men can IMAGINE they
Dr. Pearl, professor of biometry
and vital statistics at John Hopkins,
says our population will be 197,000,-
000 in the year 2100. That will be
our maximum and then will come the
With all due respect to the learned
professor, any child could mako as
good a guess.
Dr. William Allen Pusey recently
told the American Medical Associa
tion that population would reach
175,000.000. And "with that density
of population, the pressure of exist
ence will become so strong that the
death rate, particularly Infant mor
tality, will overtake the birth rate.
That is another poor guess. Under
intensive cultivation, as it is now un
derstood, the State of Texas alone
could feed the earth's entire popula
tion, and that is at least sixteen hun
There will be a thousand million
human beings in THIS country, in
finitely happier, richer, better off in
every way, than any population that
ever has lived.
In 124 years, sinre 1800, our pop
ulation has risen from 6,000,000 to
112,000,000. What is the use of guess-
ng what will happen in the next 120
years? It would have been impossible
to guess how many people this coun
try could feed before harvesting ma
chinery was invented. Impossbile be
fore the arrival of the tractor.
Lack of food won't limit popula
tion. Men's brains will always pro
vide for their stomachs. But a higher
race will gradually produce fewer
Disease breeding cities will be
broken up by the flying machine, tak
ing us to live on mountain tops where
there is fresh sir. These mountains
are not to be forever uninhabited.
FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER.
I hereby announce myself as a can
didate for the office of county com
missioner, made vacant by the resig
nation of R. L. Benge. This step is
taken only after mature consideration
of the many urgent requests of my
friends, and should I receive the en
dorsement of the voters at the No
vember election, I promise a faithful
performance of duty. JEFF JONES.
K. K. K. ATTENTION.
The attention of members of Mor
row County Klan Is called to the reg
ular meetings. From this date on the
Ktan will meet at Lexington at th
usual hour every Monday evening,
and all members should be governvd
accordingly. By order of Secretary.