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- liUHT TAGEH. DAILY BAST OBJBQONIAN, PENDLETON, OREGON. FRIDAY, MATtCII 20, 10. PACE THRXZ. AWtOOING TRiPIK MEEKER'S OXCART Traveling Ln un old praJne schoon er In which ivnii Mucker croHMcd the pining In 1 SC 2 ami pulled by a uhid of purhatu oxen, Mr. mil Mrs. V. B. Mardon arrived In SI. i.ouls Monday afternoon en route to Puyallup, Wash., near Tacoma, in Pierce coun ty. As I hey drove over the liownlown atreets and west on c'.ichIiiuc street they attracted a great tleal of atten tion and a lurge crowd of boys fol lowed the ivagon,says the St. Louis . Globe-Democrat. t Mardon and Meeker, who Is an oil plainsman and Independently rich, through the ownership of vast hop fields, and Is 78 years old, left Ta coma on January 29, 1906, and trav eled by wagon across the country. following the old Oregon trail, final ly reaching Washington, D. C, where they talked to President Roosevelt In front of the White House and urgod ' the passage of the bill which was In troduced in the house of representa uvea on January 6, 1908, by Mr, Humphrey of Washington. The bill provides that the president shall ap point a commissioner who shall, un der his direction, erect such monu tnents and markers of granite and other material as will designate and locate the general route of the Ore Oregon trail and fittingly commem orate the valorous deeds of those who established and traveled that trail from the bank of the Missouri river to Puget sound.. Mardon and Meeker arrived In Washington after covering a distance of 3650 miles on November 29, 1907, and after seeing the president contln ucd their Journey to New York. In New York Murdon met and married Miss Cora Miner. It was decided Mardon and his wife should make the return trip In the schooner and Meeker should travel by rail. One of the oxen died on the way to Wash Ington and they had to buy another one. The other ox has made the whole trip and both nrc now in fin condition, weighing about 3500 pounlH. The outfit weighs about 1500. The couple do the mont of their own cooking and sleep In the wagon Jim. n Scotch coolio, has made the wnoie trip with Mardon, who has driven the oxen the whole distance. Air. and Mrs. Mardon are going to make their home In Puyallup, Wash. Tho schooner In which they are trav eling has a number of signs on it tell ing where they have been and where TEA was a royal indulgence two hundred years ago. Tis yet. Your rrerer returns rour mnru-j U fot daa'l tit Schilling'! lit: mm paf bin they are going. T!u-y wiH s!y In t-'t. Iiiniis about a vek. Will Join Curnvait Jim-, Mr. Meeker hlmwilf arrived In th city yesterday by rail from Clncln. natl and stated that ho hoped to In terost the local automobile club In his project. "All I want them to do,' Mr. Meeker said, "In to urge their congressmen to vote for the bill, which is now before the house of rep resentatlves." Mr. Meeker said he would take charge of the oxen and his old prairie schooner and drive over the trail the rest of the way home, "I was the first one to go over the Oregon trail with a span of oxen and will be the last one," said Mr. Meeker The Oregon trail begins, as did the Santa Pe trail, leading to the south west at Independence on the Missouri river. Practically, in early days, St, Louis was the eastern terminus, men and goods going up the Missouri river to Independence, and there tak ing wagon and setting out, either for the northwest or the southwest. The two trails were the same for 41 miles and there the Oregon trail swings off to the northwest. The trail passes within a few miles of Mr. Meeker's home. PERRY MILLS RESUME. Spring: Run of Rlgr Plant on Grand Ronde River Was Started. The Grande Ronde Lumber com pany's mill resumed operations yes terday In accordance with the sched ule announced In this paper' a couple of weeks ago, says the La Grande Star. The mill Is not yet running to full capacity, but will soon be ud to the old output and with an outfit of machinery that has been thoroughly overhauled and repaired durlnir the past few months. me tirande Ronde company has sustained some damake on account of the high water. The dam at Perry was partially wrecked and a section of about 20 feet of the upper portion was swppt away. Unless there is a much higher raise In the river, which not considered likely, there will be no further damage at this point. jne neavlest loss sustained by tho company Is thut of the washing out of the logging railway "bridges which crosses the Grand Ronde Just this side of Hilgard. This would not he such a serious matter, either, if It were not for the fart that both the logging engineer are on this side of the river, while the cars are on the other side nd the work of hauling material for new bridge will be an obstacle to overcome as there are no cars avail. hie for thlR purpose. All the men who have been at work In the camps which have been supplying tho logs for the cars In the Rock creek section have been brought ut and they will for the next few A Noted Iiority ' unci orses Cottoleoe Marion Harland Says: 'COTTOLENE is now so well and favorably known and so widely used that it needs no word of introduction or commendation from me. The most eminent of American chemists justly says that it 'possesses all desirable qualities of lard without the objectionable features inher ent in all products obtained from swine.' "COTTOLENB the 'desirable' substitute, is purer, more healthful, and more economical than lard." ' When Marion Harland, one of the best known and most reliable food experts of -the day, recommends COTTOLENE in such glowing and unqualified terms, you may be sure of its purity and healthhilness. COTTOLENE is made from pure Cotton Seed oil refined by a special process. Because it contains noth ing but healthful ingredients, it cannot help but make healthful food. It produces light, crisp, easily digested pastry, doughnuts, cakes, cookies, bread and biscuits. It is economical, too, one-third less being required than of either lard or cooking butter. Prove the merits of COTTOLENE to your own satisfaction by a personal test. It has always been granted highest award wherever exhibited in competi tion with other cooking fats. Cottolene is Guaranteed wf hfreb7 authori2e yur to refund your money in case you're not pleased after having given COTTOLENE a fair test. Never Sold in Bulk StNfrttpacVVnpf B?hSp??t air-tight top, to keep it clean, fresh and whole some; also to prevent it from absorbing the disagreeable odors of the grocery, such as fish, oil, etc. fVinlr Rflrtlr PVaa We shall be glad to send any housewife, for a two VJUK UUUK 1 ICC cent stamp, ournew "PURE FOOD COOK BOOK," edited and compiled by Mrs. Mary J. Lincoln, author of the famous " Boston Cook Book.'' Address THE N. K. FAIRBANK COMPANY, CHICAGO Nature's Gift from the Sunny South days at least be occupied with the ' Petition Blanks for Candidates, work of bringing the logs banked ' "Petition of Candidate" and Elec- along the river at Hilgard down to the tor's Nominating Petition", blanks for mill at Perrr. . J either party, are now printed and on Notice to Public. sale at the East Oregonlan office. i t'antiailii'a f nvitlva Pnn rrVi Cvrtin Having disposed of my Implement' . ont, of ,h h. .rC in u. c,i, . ar and alIays inflammation wieniseives inueuieu ij me picas call and settle their accounts. FRED WEBER. DeWltt's Little Early Risers, small. snfp, sure little llvr pills. Tallman & Co. same time. It is pleasant Sold by Tallman & Co. at the to take. Philadelphia will take steps to borrow $9,000,000 to put under way Sold by , city Improvements In order to give 1 the unemployed of the city work. Our Specialty is t the Family Trade :w We are fully prepared to fur nlsh you the. best of lard, sau- sages and fresh, smoked or cured meats and fish each day. J Central Meat Market X Carney & Tweedy Telephone Main 83. 4 WW STATE SALOON EJ. R. Strahon, Prop, Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars. Thoroughly renovated, gentleman's resort. Hot Free Lunch Served 1 raw 11 ran ranwmw I uUly 11 ilillililly lj IIIUM LJUyMyJjyy We have never before advertised a sale of any kind, . we mean business when we say that we shall ' close Mandolins, Guitars, Sheet Music, Talking Machines, Records, Etc., and out at prices that will convert the goods into cash in a very short period of time J- Reductions are as follows: $30.00 Violins $15.00 $10.00 Violins - ' 5.00 , 20.00 10.00 $25.00 Washburn Guitar $12.50 Popular 17.00 8.50 15.00 7.50 15.00 7.50 12.00 . 6.50 " 12.50 , 6.25 8.00 4.25 ffl I fSHEEf MUSig Lot 1 at 5c 2 at 8c 3 at 10c 4 at I2c 5 at 15c "Talking" Machines, Records, Bows, Instrument Cases, Fittings for all Musical Instruments, Harmonicas, all at a like reduction. Quern REMEMBER THE PLACE AND TIME Music ore Sale will open Thursday, March 19, 10 o'clock a. m. 130 East PENDLETON. ORE.