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IIE1TNEH, OREGON, THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 1904
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SLOCUM DRUG CO.
We are stocking up with a complete new line of
groceries, and in order to make room for the new
stock wo are offering special prices as follows:
Choice natural leaf tea 25c
value, now 15c
Blackberries 25c can now 15o
Cnerriea 3()c " " 20c
I'oik it IVans 15c now 3 for 25c
Dried prunes 10c row 4 lb for 25c
MONOrOLE THE BEST CANNED GOODS
LKFFLER & AS I I 13 AUG H
tiucceHBort to V. A. Andrews.
JUST SOUTH JK KLOCUM'B DRUG 8TORE. MAIN ST.
OOOCCOQO0OOOOOO 9000 90 900000
1 LIVERY BARM
Meadows & Sons, Props.
J Will add a number of hons and new rli, both Busglt anl ILtki, and oSer you W
P flrtl-clM service You will receive courtoui trealmvut. k than of jrour patronage
i SOLICIT!) ;
S LOWER MAIN STREET .... Heppner, Oregon
Beit appoint! Hotel in Eastern Oregon.
Every Modern Convenience.
DECORATED SEMI-PORCELAIN WARE FREE
By purchasing $25.00 worth of goods at this store you re
ceive free of chargo a set of this beautiful ware . . .
No Stale Goods
And see us and we will treat you
Cor. Main unit Wlllnw me.
Dried apples 12 Jc val now 31b 25c
Dried poach 12c val " 31b 25c
All 5c Cigars now 8 for 25c
All 10c Cigars now 4 for 25c
All 15c Cigars now 3 for 25c
Lighted by electricity.
Beat Meali In the City.
NEW AND FRESH
CALL . .
5 m r
ROCK SPRINGS COAL
DRY CORD WOOD
We are Prepared to
offer prompt service.
We have five good teams and
your orders for Wood, Coal and
anything in the drayage line will
receive careful and prompt at
tention. CONOVER & GRAY
Contractors and Builders
ESTIMATES AND PLANS
FURNISHED ON ALL WORK
A share of the patronage
HOUSES MOVED and REPAIRED
Office one door north of Scrivner's
blacksmith shop, Main street.
Glasses accurately fitted
P. 0. BORG,
Jeweler and Optician.
Watchmaker and Jeweler
Cmicaoo, Iu.., Oct,, 2, 1902.
I suffered with falling and cob
frtton of tbe womb, with severe
pains throeph tha groins. I suf
fered UtriLly at the time of men
struation, had blinding headaches
and ruihing of blood to the brain.
What to try I knsw not, for it
SMmed that I had tried all and
faded, but I had never tried Wine
of Cardui, that bled remedy for
sitk women. 1 found it ph'aaant
to take and soon knew that I had
tha right medicine. New blond
seemed to course through my veins
and aftnr using eleven bottles 1
was a well woman.
Mrs. Puih is now ia perfert
health berauat she took Wine of
Cardui fur menstrual dirdTS, a
bearing down paint and blinding
headarhes wbea all other remedioa
failed to bring her trlif. Any
suffi-mr may secure health by tak
ing Wine of Cardui ia ber home.
Tb first bottle convinces the pa
tiaot she la on tha road to health.
fr advice la ca requiring
Special directions, aMra, giving
rmptotns, "The lAdira' Advisory
iVjmrtment," The Chattanooga
Medicine Co., Chattanooga, Tcna.
Morrow County Desert land
to be Irrigated.
WILL PUMP WATER 3 MILES
Dalles Captallsts Will Put In
Plant that Will Pump 1,800,-
000 Gallons Every 10 Hours.
A company of capitalists of The Dalles
baa recently been organized for the
purpose of reclaiming several thousand
acres of desert lands in the vicinity of
Castle Rock, in northern Morrow
county along the Columbia river.
H. W. Bartholomew informs ns
that the plans for the new irrigation
enterprise have already been formulated
and that work will be commenced at
The company will put in a 6o horie
power gasoline engine, which is guaran
teed to pump 1,8000,000 gallons of water
every ten hours. This we understand
has already been purchased and the
pemping plant will be installed at once.
Water will be taken from the Colum
bia river and forced through a 12 inch
pipe a distance of three miles and to an
elevation of 200 feet, and at 3rst, will
be distributed over a number of desert
claims owned by various parties in that
immediate vicinity. We have not
learned whether it ia the purpose of
the company to construct reservoirs for
storing tbe water, or whether it will be
forced through pipes direct to each
The object of the company is first to
astiet parties holding claims to gain
till- by furnishing water sufficient to
enable them to make home end im
prove their property. Afterwards a
well defined irrigation system will be
pot in operation. In fact it is the be
ginning of a system that will reclaim
several thousand acres of arid land im
mediately south of the town of Caatle
Rock, which will be extended and en
Urged as rapidly as conditions will per
mit, Herbert W, and Ed E. Bartholomew
have title to 7,000 acres of land in that
section besides they own tbe Castle
Rock town site. They are helping the
scheme along by giving land free of
charge to the compaoy for its pumpinn
plant, and will encourage it in other
Irrigation by the pumping system
has been a success in other sections and
there ia no reason why it will not be a
success at Castle Rock.
Country or City Life Which?
Heppner, Oregon, March ;-rAt soch
anniversary times as the meetings of
the first settlers, association, the society
for historical research, and kindred
gatherings, tending to the presentation
of the early life of oar country, think
people naturally compare life today
with the olden time. And cot always
to the advantage of the present, the
tendency of the American people has
long been to get away from the country
with its pure air; its grata and trees and
flowers and birds; its independent life;
its quiet and health giving atmosphere,
and live In the city where everything
i in direct contrast to the country.
Rut is this best? Are the advantages
of city life greater than those of the
country? Have the greatest men and
w mien come from the country or from
the city? Have the the lives which
have counud most for influence been
country born and bred or reared amid
the noise and rush and stress of more
crowded condition? Do we today find
surh rosy cheeks and bright eyes among
the younger generation of the crowded
cities, or In the country, where early
life is parsed in God's freesunshins amid
the healthy and ever interesting scenes
of country tnviromwnt? And yet con
ditions are inch Unlay that choice be
tween a country and a rity life Is not
always possible so matter how strong
may be the preference in favor of the
There are still most desirable sections
in Eastern Oregon that are open to set
tlers on tbe very easiest terms. In
Morrow county for instance, where the
lands are rich in timber and vast fields
of coal, and productive of every crop
known in the temperate region. The
climate ia satisfactory to all. There has
not been sufficient snow tbe past two
years to have a sleigh ride, neither has
the mercury dropped to zero. Cyclones
and tornadoes are unknown
With the advantages we now have in
irrigating the sandy land along the
Colombia river which will be trans
formed from a desert waste into a Tin-
yard, where fruits of all kinds and
berries will grow to perfection, also
alfalfa and vegetables of every kind.
The Heppner Railroad and Coal
Company has tolly demonstrated that
it has large deposits of coal on its lands
situated in this county, about 20 miles
south of Heppner. The company has
expended a large sum of money in de
veloping this field and it now has the
mines in working order so that a large
tonage of coal can be mined daily.
A railroad will be built in the spring to
connect with the field. When trans
portation facilities are completed and
the coal placed on the market it will
supply a want which this state has never
been able to get heretofore. The
quality of the coal is bituminous and
has been tested satisfactorily on the
0. R. & N, railroad.
Land can be bought here in Morrow
county cheaper than in any other state
in the United States, considering the
climate and healthfulness and other
natural advantages. The increase in
land values will be greater and has been
greater the past three yeara than in any
other part of Oregon.
The ad vac tap of boyiog cheap land in
Morrow count is well worth considering
by those who are desirous of a country
home under the best possible conditions.
Where families may be brought np
away from the congested centers and
yet aufficientlv near thriving cities to
keep within the means of education and
culture and in touch with the outside
world. B. F. Swaggabt.
Mammoth Fir Log.
A mammoth fir log nine feet in di
ameter and 28 feet long was shipped
last week to the St. Louis fair. It came
from Kelly Bros.' logging camp on
Blind Slough, Clatsop county. It will
be placed on exhibition at the St. Louis
fair and will, of course, give the Easter
ners some idea of the sort of timber
that grows in the Oregon country.
The log sent off was perfectly sound,
measuring HQ inches at the butt and
95 at tbe upper end. It cantains 12,
000 fuet of lumber, board measure, and
weighs 4fi,750 pounds. Tbe tree It came
from was 431 years old, and stood 200
feet without a limb. Seven sections of
the tree which were logged yielded 40,-
000 feet of lumber. The log is of the
best fir, and oould be cut into No. 1
flooring, and sell for $30 a thousand.
Says the Washington Pott: "An Ore
gon man who started a newspaper 31
years ago has last retired with a fortune.
It is but fair to state that he retired
from the newspaper business 30 years
ago," Says the Boise Capital : "A Cab
ifornia court recently awarded the
w idow of an editor who was shot, $17,-
780 damages " This leads a Nebraska
paper to remark that when even a Cal
ifornia editor is worth as much as a
second-class race horse it ia evidence ol
the increawd value of editors."
It seems that there are thua two
courses open to editors la search of
money : quit the business or be shot.
A Favorite Remedy for Babies.
Its pleasant taatt and prompt cures
have made Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
a favorite with the tnoters of small
chiMren. It quickly cures their cough
and colds sa l prevents aay danger of
patumonia or otbtr acrioni consequences.
It not only cures croup, but when given
as soon as the croupy couh appears will
prevent lb attack. For aale by Slocum
Most Brilliant Banquet in
History of the lodge.
C00D LITERARY PROGRAM
The Able Address by Judge
W. R. Ellis Was Full of Good
Thought and Advice for
Doric Lodge No. ao, Knights of
Pythias, entertained a number of their
friends in their castle hall in this city
Tuesday evening, tbe occasion being
the 20th anniversary of the lodge.
Elaborate preparation was every where
evidence, the unanimous verdict of
those present being that the event waa
one of the moat brilliant ever held by
The splendid literary program was
well received. It consisted of a pleasinir
selection by the orchestra, which was
to be followed by an address of welcome
by G. W. Pbelpe, who was unavoidably
absent, but the cordial welcome exten-
ded by Hon. Henry Blackman was none
the less appreciated.
The song "Until the Dawn." bv
Messrs Gove, Hayes, Otheo and Vawter
Crawford waa a splendid number and
Judge W. R. Ellis delivered the ad
dressed which bristled with good thought
and advice to lodge members. The
Jndge gave a plain talk, bat his charac
teristic manner of saying pleasant things
at the proper time and place, left a
good impression with his audience.
The song, "The City Choir," by a
select choir, was not only a good se
lection but w well aong, voices that
compare favorably with the more cul
tured being in evidence.
Hon. Henry Black man's five minute
talk on the early history of the order
was pleasantly said and well received.
"Old Kentucky Home," by a quar
tette, was duly appreciated.
Miss Willa Minor demonstrated to
her hearers that uhe ia a reader of at
tainment, her ability In thia line not
being snrpaseed by the finished artist.
The rendition of "Old Black Joe," by
the select choir concluded the literary
part of the program.
Supper waa then announced from
the banquet hall, and it proved to be
one of the Yery enjoyable features. A
more bounteous, artistically prepared!
and better served spread waa never pre
pared in Heppner. It consisted of
everything good to eat that could be
procured in the market, and arranged
in a manner both pleasing to the eye
and appetising to the inner man.
The ladies who prepared it are to be
congratulated upon their artistic ability.
Alter luncheon a real cood social
time was had for an hour, when all de
parted with the strong conviction that
they bad been very highly entertained.
Spokane Sale of Shorthorns.
W. O. Minor shipped seven head of
his shorthorns to the Spokane sale of
berefords and shorthorns which waa
held at that place this week. Three of
tbese animals were from bis show herd.
Mr. Minor left Saturday for Spokane
and will alto attend the Walla Walla
aale of here fords and shorthorns today.
Ut the consignment the Rural Soirit
says: Mr. Minor, of Mountain Valley
farm, la sending some of his rerv beat
Shorthorna -Including his two young
show bulla. Minority and Marvin.
Minority will be remembered as the
yearling bull that stood next to Mr.
Minor s flrtt prlie winner. Belted Val
entine through the entire circuit in 1902
od 1W3. Marvio was also in Mr.
Minor's show herd this season and was
considered one of the beat young bulla
on the circuit. Tbe five heifers Mr.
Minor la sending to tha Spokane aale are
Cblefe Bell, Roan Mable 2nd, Lillian,
Red Manuka and Red Violet. Theaa
heifers are all bred ia the purple, tracing
on sire and dam's side to tha ereatest
shorthorns in America. Mr. Minor ia
certainly sending a choice lot to thia
sals, cattle that are good enough in both
breeding and Individual merit to gracw
any stock farm ia America.