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HEPPNEH, OREGON, THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1001.
Signs of Spring
Coming is a warning that Your Blood
needs attention. You cannot tell what
disease may bo lurking there. There's
nothing better, cheaper or handier to
use than tho
Red Blood Tonic and
They fdiould bo used by every one dur
ing the spring months. Every box
guaranteed to givo satisfaction. Price
00c per box.
SLOCUM DRUG CO.
DECORATED gEMM'ORCRLAIN WARE FREE
By purchasing $25.00 worth of good at this utore you re
ceive free of chargj a K of thin beautiful ware -
NEW AND FRESH
. . CALL
And see ub and we will treat you right.
Cor. Main and Willow 8te.
We have a few rare
bargains to offer in
both city and farm
pre party. Choice
residences or lota
for investment or a
home, at all prices.
We have farm prop
erty ranging In price
from ft to $20 an
acre. Stock, farm
go with farm when
preferred by purchaser
We have secured
for sale 60 choice
residence lots in
Stewart Park addi
tion to Portland,
all ready for build
ing; 20 minutes
tide from, poetoffice
tots are 50x100 feet
and at prices offered
.) to 1175 are
unequalled as an in
$15 cash, balance $5
a month, no interest
Notson & Hicks
Convention Noted for Rapid
Dispatch of Business.
ENTHUSIASM AT LOW EBB
8. E. NOTSON,
and Granite Works
Anjwu. thinking oliwurlrn a
monument fur deptrlnd re
lative or Irlmil Will do well to
t our prlrvi before purcbMlnf
W. sr. prepared to do all Cemetery nd bulldln work t reduced price..
tsa. : , r ar" . mw i
- - it'
MINOR ii LOWE, Prop.
Breeders of C. B. P. Rocks
and S. C. B. leghorns From
March 1, Ejrgs for Betting
$1.25 for 15. From Choice
pen $2 25 for 15.
Democrats Hope to Elect Part
of Ticket, But Have Large
Odds to Overcome Barely
A Fighting Chance.
The Morrow county democratic con
vention, which was beld'in this city
Saturday, waa called to order at 10:30
a. m. by Hon. Henry Black man, chair
man of the county central committee.
Atty. C. E. Ked field waa chosen
temporary chairman and A. Walker
secretary. The following committees
were then appointed by the chair:
Order of business- Henry Blackman,
Luther Huston and W. T. McNabb.
Credentials J. P. Williams, V. A
Stevens and Rube Gaunt.
Permanent Organization Geo. Swag
gart, Frank M. Parker and Pan Rice.
lhe convention then took a recess
untill 1 130 to give the committees time
At 1 130 tbe convention reassembled
and after the election of Fred Everett
aa assistant secretary and the appoint
ment of 6. F. Matlock and J. P. Wil
llama, tellers the Teporta of the com
mil tees were read and adopted. The
temporary organization being made per
manent the convention proceeded with
nominations. First in order was the
pring 22,000 fruit treea and about 30,-
000 grapes. If the people will lust
give me until July 1, will make good
their wildest dreams of what may be
accomplished by the aid of irrigation.
By that time onr orchards will be green, JjgpartfTjeilt FaVOraWe tO
mere win ue Dioiaoma eTervwnere ana
we will be ready to reap some of the EaStefTl OfegOfl PfOjeCtS.
irmia c: our laoora. leawe win nave J
watermelons and lota of them."
The town of Irrigon la rapidly as- ANXIOUS TO BEC1N WORK
Burning , metropoutian appearance
The bouses are being painted, the
streets are being laid out and sidewalk
built, a water system for private nse
and Are protection is being installed
and the residents are busy tilling their
ten-acre tracts. All this has been ac-
complished by one man, and on the U Etern Oregon the Oregoni.n
haata.i.,1 rlrt .Inn. h fWnmV.U P118 UOWing:
river, a place which wonl J not support
sign post for a station and a territory
banned by the coyotes and Indians.
Our Bargain Sale
will continue for
L'effler & Ashbattgh.
All The Lending
Cigar In Stoclc. :
Agents Hazelwood Ice Cream
I FINK AS.OUTMKNT UF (UNDIES
AHhbfuigh a AycrH.
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
anvthinn in the drayage line will
receive careful and prompt at
tention. COMER S GRAY
The Butter Creek Project Will
Probably be First to betaken
up by Coverment.
Regarding Chief Engineer F. IT.
Newell'e contentions on behalf of irri-
"F. H. Newell, chief of the reclama
tion service, is anxious that something
shall be done by the general govern
ment looking to the irrigation ot arid
lands in Eastern Oregon. He believea
from Oregon is entitled to early recognition
week under tbe irrigation act. not only be
cause of the large amonnt which it has
contributed to the reclamation fund.
but because of the growing necessity
for reclaiming some of its arid lands
east of the Cascade mountains.
'The department is favorably im
pressed with two projects' in Eastern
Oregon, and one or the other of them
Glasses accurately fitted
P. 0. B0RG,
Jeweler and Optician.
Eggs for Sale
Hard Plymouth Rock
g lor saie lor setting
purposes. Maieu wiui
high grado rooster just
from pen at Portland.
Kggs per Betting of 15 $1
R. F. WICCLESWORTH,
naming of delegates to the state conven
tion. G. W. Swaggart, C. E. Red field
Henry Blackman, C. A. Rhea and J. A
Woolery were elected by aclamation
For chairman of the county central
committee Henry Blackman and 6. W,
Rea were placed in nomination. Tbe
vote stood Blackman 43, Rea ix.
The following ticket was then placed
County Judge T. W. Ayers.
County Clerk A. Walker.
Sheriff Leslie L. Matlock.
County Treasurer Eugene Noble.
Assessor D. II. Jenkins.
School Superintendent S. 1. Stratton.
8urveyor D. V. S. Reid.
Commissioner a year term Lee Padburg
Commissioner 4 year term--VV. G. Me-
Cornor Dr. A. K. Higgs.
jr sticks and constables:
First district V. A. Stevens justice
and C. A. Repass constable.
Third districtA, T. King Justice and
J. P. Louy constable.
Fourth distrct J. K. Fuller Justice
and Dave Porter constable.
Fifth district F. M. Holman justice
and J. D. Ball constable.
Sixth district J. P, Williams justice
ana J. l . cresweu consiaoie.
There were only two contests for
nominations. For county judge T. W.
Ayers and J. R. Simons were lined np
Tbe vote stood Ayora 37, Simons 17.
For commissioner for tbe four years
term W. G. McCarty 49, Brown 5.
The following are the central com
mitteemen for the various precincts,
excepting Wells Spring ana irrigon,
which were not reprevented at the con
vention: Heppner S. P. Florence;
Matteson, J. P. Williams; Gentry, 8. E
Van Vactor; Ml. Vernon, J. K. Carrj
Lexington, Frank M. Parker; South
lone, J. P. Louy; North lone, Henry
Howell; Dry Fork, P. M. Holman
Lena, W. E. Straight; Pine City, Geo
Vincent; Alpine, O. 8. Hodson; E gh
Mile, Luther Huston; Cecil, M. V.
Tha whole affair waa pulled oft quite
harmoniously, and it la evident that the
democrats have strong hopes of electing
at least a part of their ticket, although
they have a big majority to overcome
Sheep Camps Burned.
Word waa brought into town
pparenlly reliable sources this
to the effect that there were three sheep
campa burned on the range near the
river below town, in the vicinity of
Day ville, says the John Day correspon
dent to the Oregonian.
As the first camp, belonged to a local
sheepman by the name of Freytes, was
first plundered and then burned, evl
dently with the idea of covering np the ia almost certain to be adopted aa a gov-
first crime, no particular significance ernment work lust aa soon aa filed ex-
was attached to the incident. But on I animations have been completed, and
Thursday evening another camp, the water can be secured to carry oat the
property of John McDonald, waa set 'on I project. These are the Malheur pro-
fire without the preliminary of being ject, in Eastern Oregon, and the U ma-
rob bed, and it now seams that these una protect to tne northward. Une or
incendaries are new developments of the j the other of these worka can easily be
long standing feud between cattlemen 1 constructed out of the moneys that
and sheepmen. Oregon baa already contributed to the
But the difficulty did not end here, reclamation fund.
according to the further reports brought I "Several of the most prominent hy
In. Mr. McDonald is aaid to have been 1 drographic engineers of the depart-
on bis way to another camp with a band
of sheep and a load of camp supplies,
when he learned that it, too, had been
burned to the ground. Tbe actual loss
ot property in all' these cases was com
paratively trival, but tbe significance
of the aggressive acts can hardly fail to
attract widespread comment.
Want Six Mile Limit.
It is probable that if the Blue Moun
tain withdrawal becomes permanent
and Is set aside in a forest resarve, there
will be a six mile limit attached to it
for stock purposes. Efforts will be made
to induce department to give this
amouut of room tor the stock industries
and Judge Biggs, who recently left for
t he east will go to Washington in the
interest of the cattlemen who favor the
The move is in accordance with the
rules govering the Cascade reserve with
the exception that the limit will be
doubled. The Cascade reserve is sur
rounded with a three mile area
ment are now in Eastern Oregon ex
amining theae two localities, mad it
expected that one or the other will be
selected aa a site for government op
erations. When the selection has teen
made, and definite information ia ob
tained as to the amount of land that can
be rec aimed, the cost ot getting the
water on to the land, the amount of
water available for iraigation purposes.
etc., the secretary of the interior wil)
direct that sufficient money be set
aside from the general reclamation
fund for the construction of thia irri
Flood Victim Found.
The dead body ot a man, doubtless a
victim of tbe June flood, waa found last
Thursday by Mr. Yocum and two other
men while engsged in clearing away a
drift in Willow creek below the Evans
place, some two milea below Heppner.
As the drift was a newly formed one it is
evident that the body had been washed
for I there by the recent freihet in the creek.
use only by the stockmen iu adjacent Tbe body waa too badly decomposed for
districts, and it ia proposed to extend identification, but from gray beard on
thia limit an additional three miles if one aide of the face it waa judged to be
possible when the Blue Mountain re-1 the remains of an elderly man. While
aerve is set aside. The proposition I the hands and teet were gone the flesh
meeU with approval on the part of tbe I of the body was fairly well preserved.
stockmen interested and especially by I bearing evidence that tbe remains
the cattle growers w ho use tbe area bad been buried in sand during tbe
within tbe withdrawal for summer nine and a ball months since the flood
range. It ia expected that an order will and were washed out by tbe freshet last
soon be issued making permanent the Some are ot the belief the re-
reserve and the stock InterssU ,re mains are that of a stage driver who
working hard to secure the more ex- suddenly disappeared from Heppner
tended limit.-Prinevllle Journal. om "re months ago ana dm no
since been heard of, but the general
appearance ot the body found do not
warrant such conclusion.
The first of tbe aeries ot farmers'
institutes waa held at Echo last Satur
day under the auspices ot the citiiens'
club. There were a number ot farmers
An Open Letter.
From tht Cbapia, S. C, News: Early
Fruit and Melons.
F. 11. Holbrook, in speaking of the
progress being made by Irrigation at
'We have set out this
1 1 . , t in tbe aping my wlfs and I were taken
In attendance to listen to speeches from I '
T. . , , , , wltn diarrnoca ana so severe were tne
Dr. K. M. Hutchinson of the govern- .... ,, . . , . .
pains that we called a physician who
ment bureau of animal Industry, and prMCrlud for ua, but his medicine failed
Prof, trench of tbe Idaho agricultural to give any relief. A friend who bad a
college. bottle of Chamberlain's Colie, Cholera
Weekly meeting will be held tor some t'"hoea Remedy on hands gave
t.me at which questions of Intsrest to . ,. .,! w,...
farmfre will be discual. Colonel R- L.iog the tntlre contents we were en
C. Judson, industrial agent (or the O. tirely cured. It is a wonderful remedy
K. A N. will secure prominnot speakers and should be fraud in every household,
lor the meetings, ImaUle general dis- II. C. Bailey, Editor. This remedy Is
cussions wilt be a feature. lor sale by Slocutn Drug Co.