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VOL. 28. NO. 47. HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15 1912 SUBSCRIPTION, $1.00 PER YEAR. NEW RULING ON Northwest Exposition Minneapolis, 1912. In LIVED AT HEPP ISOLATED TRACTS NER MANY YEARS. Two Years Must Now Elapse Before Sale. A change in the regulations governing the sale of isolated tracts of land has been made by the commissioner of the Genera land office according to informa tion we have received. The principal change is to the effect that in the future "no tract of land will be deemed isolated and ordered into the market un less, at the time application is filed, the said tract has been sub ject to homestead entry for at least two years after the surround ing lands have been entered, fil ed upon, or sold by the govern ment, except in cases where some extraordinary reason is advanced sufficient, in the opinion of the Commissioner of the general land office, to warrant waiving this restriction." For some'' time prior to the is suance of the above regulation the land could be applied for and sold as an isolated tract as soon as all the surrounding lands had been entered or otherwise dis posed of. Another feature of the new regulation is the fact before any tract of land is ordered sold the matter is referred to the chief of field division for inspection and investigation as to the value of the land. These new regulations were promulgated on January 19th 1912. Seven states have again com bined to hold a great exposition to show the products of their soil, mines, lakes, rivers, forests and factories after the harvests are over and the state and county fairs have made the collection of the finest products in the world available. The Northwest Products Ex position, as it will be called, will be held in Minneapolis November 12 to 23. The seven states which will participate are Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Mon tana,:. Idaho, Washington and Oregon. To make this exposition poss ible the business men of Minnea polis will erect a building of solid steel, brick and concrete with a great exposition floor 240x125 as arge as Madison Square Garden, New York City. At a cost of $10,000 the Civic and Commerce Association of Minneapolis and the St. Paul Association of Commerce have BIG CLUB WILL BE HEARD HERE Forty College Lads Will Visit Heppner, Friday, February 23. Mrs. Ida Day Was A Pio neer of This Section. The Oregon Agricultural Col lege Glee and Mandolin Club will be in Heppner on the evening of February 23. This popular mus ical organization is now making its first tour of the state, this be ing the first year the faculty council would grant the club per mission to make an extended tour. That the club is making good and is worthy of very liberal pat ronage is evident from the fact that in their opening concert at Corvallis they made a decided "hit"; this, too, in a town where the merit of the performance counts rather than the perform ers themselves, and concerts must be of a high standard to receive favorable comment from the local press. The following from last Mon day's Corvallis Gazette-Times is bought space f rom the Northwest self-explanatory: xiiacn imrnuer ruuiiuiy appiauu- Make More Bacon. In passing around our stores this week we note a considerable quantity of home cured bacon, hams and shoulders on display, This comes in from different ranches about town and is a nicely put up, well-flavored meat "Why not more of this? There certainly is good market here and the profit to the hog-raiser is almost, if not quite, double what he makes in selling live weight We quote, to prove this, the experience of Jeff Evans, of the Lexington section. Mr. Evans, by the way, is one of our farmers who works every branch of his business in the way to make the best profit and he figures it out this way: From a 350 pound hog he gets 60 pounds of lard, 60 pounds of hams, 70 pounds of bacon, 50 pounds of shoulder This cured meat he sold at the prevailing prices for $41.00. Had he sold on foot he would have realized but $24.00. Balance in favor of cured meat, $17.00. Be sides the above that was disposed of to the local merchant, he had an abundance of sausage, head cheese, spare ribs and back bone for home consumption and to spare. Mr. Evans puts up a fine line of cured meats and gets the best price going. Development League for the sev en states where their official ex hi" hits will hp instnllpd. tv, vrT7,..o i?- i three D. V. S. Reid returned home on Thursday last from a three weeks visit to Willamette Valley points and the coast as well. On the coast he found it rained some during the winter months, and it has to to bring up the average of 80 inches per year. We under stand that in conjunction with Clyde Brock, Mr. Reid has made purchase of a considerable tract of land in the Valley not far from Lebmon and expects in the'eourse of a few months to move down there. position will be almost twice as large in extent as the "Land Show" held in St. Paul and it is the hope of the officers of the Northwest Development League that it will be a better exposition in every way as they have almost ten full months to prepare for it whereas they had but a little more than three months to or ganize the St. Paul show. 'The Products Exposition can be likened to a miniature world's fair," said President Pen well in speaking of the outlook. "The Northwest states have learned the exhibit business and have learned that it is necessary to ad vertise m a very graphic way to attract settlers who would other wise go to Canada or the South west." Will A. Campbell, secretary of the league and manager of the exposition is leaving for the west and will spend much time in the field, but will also open an office in Minneapolis March 1st ed and an encore insisted upon in some instances two and even I j.i ' ai - i r -v uiree is me recoru lor me u, A. C. Glee and Mandolin Club concert at the Opera House Sat urday night. And this tells only half the story. The program was par excellence, made up of music worthy of artists and art audience of cultured taste, and though much of it was difficult, the Glee and Mandolin Club did more than make an agreeable noise; the club sang with a splendid volume of tone, modulated at times to a The Poultry Contest. The poultry contest offered by the Tri-County Development Lea gue begins March 1. There will be a record book furnished each contestant. Any one desiring to compete for prizes will please no tify Mr. Orren Beaty, Moro, Ore gon, so that they may receive the record book before March 1. There will be no entrance fee charged for either the crop, poul try or hog contests, all that is re quired is for you to furnish seed, hogs or poultry for competing. m-1. For Clerk. To the Voters of Morrow County: I will be a candidate for Nom ination to the office of County Clerk on the Republican Primary Nominating Election Ballot at the 'rimaries to be held on April 19, 912. I promise if nominated and elected to the office of Coun ty Clerk, the same service you have had the past six years. Very respectfully, Walter O. Hill. whisper, and with an expression and interpretation that made the selection a finished work of art; and the Mandolin Club played with a snap and harmony that was delightful. "The concert was a success from start to finish, much the best work ever done by the O. A. C. boys, and the same presenta tion will please any audience en countered on the state tour begun today. The usual vaudeville stunts were conspicuous by their absence, but in encore numbers the boys gave some high-class hu morous songs that enlivened the program to the proper extent. " The club is accompanied by Prof. W. F. Gaskins, head of the School of Music, and director of the Glee Club. A feature of the entertainment that is attracting widespread at tention, is the work of Henry Rus sel, Scotch monologuist. This should prove exceptionally inter esting to Heppner folk in view of the fact that Scotch life was re cently revived here. Heppner people will doubtless remember Edwin Woodcock, the trombonist with the band brought here by Captain Harry Beard in 1909. This clever young artist is traveling with the Glee Ciup as a special feature. The club is extremely fortunate in having as accompanist Mr. Raymond E. Coursen, one of the most talented pianists of the younger set in Portland. A very rare treat is in store for Heppner people on the eve ning of February 23. Mrs. Ida Day, wife of 0. R Day, died at her home near Bat tie Ground, Wash., on Thursday. Feb. 8, 1912, following a protrac ted illness. Funeral services were held at their home, being largely attended by her many triends and neighbors, and inter ment was made in the cemetery at Lewisville, Wash. Ida French was born in Amador county, California, Jan, 5, 1864, and came to Oregon with her parents, J. D. and Caroline French, who settled at Heppner in isb. bhe was married at Heppner on October 29, 1883, to O. R. Day and lived on a farm near this place for a number of years. After leaving Heppner they removed to Phoenix, Oregon and seven years ago went to Bat tle Ground, Wash., where. they purchased an 80 acre farm" and have built up a nice home. At the age of 13 years Mrs. Day joined the Methodist church in Sacramento Valley, Calif., and remained a member of this church up to a few years ago when with her husband they joined the Christian church at Battle Ground She leaves beside her hushand and many friends, the following brothers and sisters to mourn her loss: W. J. French, Uzz French Lee French and Mrs Emma How ard, of Heppner; Mrs. Mary Kirk of Medford; Mrs. Anna Potter, of Lewisville, Wash., G. W, French, O. T. French and Mrs, Belle Matteson, of Mountain Home, Idaho. Absofuiety Pure The only Baking Powder mado fromRoyalCrapeCreamofTartar NO ALUM, NO LIME PHOSPHATE School Notes. A Leap Year Party. A leap year ball will Ite given at the Commercial Club Hall on Friday niirht. March 1st. Music lieclns at 8 o'clock. Gentleman M) cents: ladies' j u . rw free. Evervbodv Invited toeome and lvvu iuuuerare uauKuiera mains. Mrs. R. H. DeShaser, Mrs. H. O. Ely and Miss Mattie Morgan of Morgan, visited in Heppner over Sunday with Mrs. W. F. Pal mateer, who is under the care of a physician at Heppner. The Evervbodv Invited to come and hare a good time. Palmateer. Castle Rock Items. Mr. and ' Mrs. Gibbons have company this week. Thomas Robbins is helping bale hay at the Cross ranch. Mr. Berry got a small boat load of groceries of L. M. Davis & Co Tuesday. Mr. Weston brought down' boat he bought of Mr. Snow at Coyote last Monday. The boatmen were busy trans fenng hay from the Crow ranch to Castle Rock Wednesday. This kind of weather makes one wish to be putting seeds and plants in the lap of old mother earth. Messrs. Weston and Davis cross ed to the Washinton side Monday last with flour and groceries for E. Berry. Mr. Davis drove to Irrigon Monday and brought home two White Plymouth Rock cockerels from the pens of Mr. Smith. Our new pupils completed their grades in three days. Pretty fast work, we call it. When we ask ed George why the boys quit school, he said, "they heap fraid ne Deat em. Two former residents of Mor row and Gilliam counties, now residing in Walla Walla, spent last night at Castle Rock. They are engaged in the livery business at the above place and are return ing there with two teams they Dougm near tsiaiocK. Castle Rock received a pleasant call from our old time Southern friend, Mr. Richardson, of the West Umatilla Extension, accom panied by Mr. Hanny. Mr. Han ny spoke as well pleased with our location, and assured us that the West Uumatilla project rested with secretary Fisher. litterary program of one of the high school societies. The stu dents are making this work worth while. At the Churches.' M. E. CHURCH SOUTH. E. P. Warren, Pastor. Let all the churches get their Sunday schools out of the way as soon as they can Sunday morn ing and then let all the people re pair to this church and join in the union service led by Evangelist Owen Come every body. Our Eight Mile choir will be here to join in the song service. We in vite all the country people to come. Let us all get ready to en joy the prosperous times just ahead of us. Dont forget the all day services on Sunday. The business of our city were waited on by four business men and asked to suspend their busi ness for one hour Thursday and Friday of this week, from 3 to 4 p. m. and attend revival services conducted by Evangelist Owen. Notice to Republicans. Have you registered? If not do so now, and then call at the office of the Palace Hotel where you will find nominating petitions for President Taft. There is not a great deal of time left, so hurry. Cotter's Saturday Night. When the Standard Bearers of th M. E. church conceived the Idea of presenting 'Cotter's Saturday Night in the form of a play, they had no thought of it reaching such propor tions as It finally culminated in last Saturday evening. But, by persist ent effort and hard practice, thecom pany of young "Scots" were able to portray to a fair degree the home life of the humble farmer of Scotland. The most difficult part was the first. where the acting was done In panto mime, very much resembling the mod ern photo-play. When the son service began, however, the acting took on real life and the Cotter's fire side became the scene of mirth and merriment. Although the play was short there was not a dull moment. There was much of merit in the poem and in the songs, and those back of the movement deserve the highest praise for their efforts in producing a higli class entertainment. BY-SUPT. NOTSON. On the first inst., I visited sev eral of the rooms of fhe Heppner school. In Miss Reid's room I found a bright lot of little people. noted the tasty decorations which add so much to the school life. I was much interested in the number work. The pupils were dealing with their first les son in "carrying". Miss Reid required each pupil to correct his own work, using a colored pencil.. This is certainly an excellent way saving the teacher's energy and giving the pupils the benefit of a valuable exercise. I find many teachers take up the work and mark the corrections themselves. The work is then handed back to the pupils who glance at it and throw it away Not a great deal of good comes from such correction, and the work taxes the teacher's strength, which should be saved for other lines. The commercial department enjoys more commodious quar ters, the rooms having been con siderably enlarged. Miss Young is enthusiastic over her work. She tries to adapt the work to the individual pupil, whatever his attainments may be. It seems to me that pupils find that the better prepared they are in the regular work, the more sat isfactory will be their work in the commercial line. In Miss Lusted's room, I noted a fine product map in course of construction. The outline is drawn upon muslin, and the pro ducts are attached to the cloth in the proper locations. I was pleased wtth a scheme to teach one of the tables of compound numbers objectively. In such work it is true that "seeing is be- ieving". The pupils in this room are attacking the reading from the thought-getting side. They have reached an age at which they begin to appreciate the abil ity to gain knowledge from reading. The following day, I visited the high school. One class, un der the direction of Miss Hurd, is studying "The Idylls of the King". They are not only doing benator Bowerman has jumped excellent work in English, but nto prominence as a leading at- are certainly acquiring a taste for torney in Portland quicker than the fine things of literature. I vis-1 any man who ever left a small ited Miss Clark's ninth grade Lat- j to"n to measure his legal ability in class. They are meeting the with the leading lawyers of the usual difficulties, but they are , metropolis, tie nas nad several bravely conquering them. Mr. large suits recently, amongst loffman has an arithmetic class the members of which are get ting a clearer vision of some of those things which are often ague and indefinite to the eighth grade pupil and are taking some work out of the range of the low er work. Mr. Hoffman believes that pupils should know arithme tic, and not simply have a sort of them the Wilde case in which Mr. Bowerman was the leading attor ney. Wilde was acquitted on an instructed verdict. Bowerman engineered the case so far as office work was concerned and al lowed Mr. Malarkey to attend to the arguments in court. Mr. Bowerman is now of the opinion that it was the luckiest day of hazy view of it I also inspected s "hen he was beaten for the new apparatus used bv the governor. London limes. class in physics. The equipment is sufficient for good work in this line. In the afternoon, I enjoyed the "Little Wonder" sheep shear ing machines for sale at Gilliam So Bisbee's.