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VOL. 31. NO. 40.
The Belgian Itelicf Committee Urges
Haste on the Part of Those
Making Donations.
According to present arrangements
it will be necessary to have all do
nations ready for shipment from
Heppner by the 7th of January. This
means by next Tuesday. Already
much flour and other provisions have
been given the committee but the
car load that they hope to raise has
not been provided, and is certainly
should be. The offer of free trans
portation was up on the 1st of Jan
uary but through special effort on
the part of the Relief Committee an
extension has been secured as here
There is no need to dwell upon the
great need of the sufferers in Bel
gium at the present time; their con
dition is well understood, and it Is
such that appeals to the best there is
in us. Heppner, through its relief
committee, presents the following do
nations to date:
0. E. Farnsworth $10.00
Jack Hynd 10.00
Geo.' E. Anderson 2.60
Henry Carr 1.25
Heppner High School 56.50
Hank Howell 50
Chas Cox 2.50
W. W. Smead 2.50
Robert Gammell 1.60
W. P. Scrivner 2.00
M. D. Clark 10.00
Jeff French 2.50
Walt Rood 1.0.1
R. W. Turner 5.00
Andrew Rood . 10.0'
Belgian Relief Box , . .,!
John Hughes . 6.00
William Furzer 50
James Shaw 5.00
Harry Brown 6.00
Annie Hynd 6.00
David Hynd 6.00
Luckman Bros ,. . . 2.50
Dennis Spillane 3.00
A. J. Stevenson 1.00
1. O. O. F 15.00
K. of P 10.00
A. F. & A. M." 25.00
B. P. O. E 25.00
11. A. M . 25.00
A. O. H 25.00
C. L. Keithley bbl. flour
Sam Hughes Co., clothing. . . .125.00
Thomson Bros., clothing ....100.00
W. K. Irwin 1 bbl. flour
J. H. Gammell Vt bbl. flour
Rev. P. J. O'Rourke 1 bbl. fllour
Sherman Wakefield . . . . Vi bbl flour
Arthur Reeves 1 bbl. flour
Henry Boten Vi bbl. flour
Andrew Stamp 1 bbl. flour
W. A. Hayes 1 bbl. flour
Wells Bros bbl. flour
Robert Allstott bbl. flour
V. Crawford 1 bbl. flour
C. W. Valentine Vi bbl. flour
J. L. Simpson . . V4 bbl. flour
L. W. Briggs 1 bbl. flour
Wm. Hendrix 1 bbl. flour
Alex Cornett 1 bbl. flour
John Brown 1 . bbl. flour
T. J. Humphreys 1 bbl. flour
Earl Wlglesworth 1 bbl. flour
Bernlce and Margaret Wood-
'son V4 bbl. flour
D. E. Giltnan 2Vi bbl. flour
Hugh Githens Vi bbl. flour
J. L. Wllkins 2 bbls. flour
J. P. Williams Vi bbl. flour
N'els Magnusen Vi bbl. flour
J. H. Cox Vi'bbl. flour
A. H. Stamp Vi bbl. flour
H. F. Blahm Vi bbl. flour
Dan Rice Vi bbl. flour
Frank Parker Vi bbl. flour
M. J. Humphreys . 1 bbl. flour
Ike Howard - bbl. flour
J. L. Yeager Vi bbl. flour
T. H. Lowe 1 bbl. flour
('has. Jayne Vi bbl. flour
E. W. Moyer 1 bbl. flour
Eugene Corley Vi bbl. flour
W. E. Brown 1 bbl. flour
C. E. Woodson 2 bbls. flour
S. W. Spencer Vi bbl. flour
Mrs. A. L. Ayers 1 bbl. flour
H. A. Fant 1 bbl. flour
Albert Bowker 1 bbl. flour
Dr. McMurdo 1 bbl. flour
Stephens Bros. ....... .1 bbl. flour
W. A. Richardson . . . . Vi bbl. flour
PhlU Cohn 2 bbls. flour
J. A. Carmlchael Vi bbl. flour
G. Y. Wells Vi bbl. flour
Phelps Grocery Co 1 bbl. flour
1 lot Evaporated Vegetables. !
Wes Stephens Vi bbl. flour
Walter Kllcup 1 sack potatoes
Ed Gonty 44 pairs shoes
Dr. Conder 1 bundle clothing
S. W. Floreon. . . .1- sack dried fruit
Mrs. F. N. Frye, 2 sacks dried fruit
and 1 bundle clothing.
H. H. Hoffman, several suits clothes,
several pairs shoes.
Henrietta and Eleanor Cohn, 1 case
condensed milk.
Thomson Bros., box ladies and girls
W. W. Cryder, 1 case Carnation milk
Besides the donations of flour and
other supplies, the cash subscriptions
for Heppner to date amount to
The committee at Lexington has
Past Year Favors Cupid and Sur.
pusses 1013 by 22 County Clerk
Does Business Every month in
the Year.
The year just passing did not let
a month go by without seeing record
ed the good deeds of Dan Cupid and
a total of 46 couples were wedded in
the holy bonds of matrimony. Thus
was the year 1913, which was con
sidered a good one, surpassed in this
respect by eleven marriages. Through
the courtesy of County Clerk Hill,
we are publishing the full list of
benedicts for the year 1914.
Warner C. Kennedy and Ollie Hale
January 28.
Avi McRoberts and Maud Medlock,
January 31.
Earl Eskelson and Ada Crandall,
February 11.
Frank L. Beymer and Mlntie Jones
February 24.
Huxley D. Kem and Happy Day
Slocum, March 2.
John Housner and Edna Howard,
March 14.
Harry Munkers nnd Lulu Merle
Way, March 17.
Ben Moore and Laura Zlnn, March
Ralph J. Winter and Velma Bryant
March 30.
Win. C. Van Winkle and Cleone
E. Eskelson, April 25.
Lotus Roblson and Maud A. Leach
April 29.
Claud A. Taylor and Dorthy Delia
Taylor, April 29.
Frank Burgoyne and Cecil Rice,
May 14.
Marion Van Schoaick and Eliza
beth N. Slocum, May 16.
Guy Chapin and Elva Coates, May
Chas. L. O'Neil and Cleona F.
Hartwell, May 25.
William J. Hughes and Naomi D.
Love, May 28.
Gustavus Reid and Mabel C. Mc-
Nabb, May 29.
Joseph R. Kelley and Jeanette
Mote, June 4.
Oral M. Scott and Tena L. Devin,
June 8.
Joseph Marshall and Nellie Tom-
kins, June 13.
Walter S. Furlong and Jesse Ow
ens, June 13.
Emmet Ayers and Opal Howell,
June 18.
Fay Pettijohn and Grave Jackson,
June 20.
James B. Coxen and Edna O. Ayers
June 23.
Chas. O'Conner and Cosby " A.
Shockley, June 24.
James E. Hams and Lavell N.
Kirk, June 27.
Albert Bowker and Iva Clark,
July 11.
Fred A. Rossen and Goldie Sallng
August 14.
Franklin D. Cox and Geatta M.
Palmer, August 15.
George E. Sperry and Roxie Hayes
August 24.
Louis Miller and Martha Pearl
Murray, August 31.
William Luntsford and Mrs. Mary
Lee, September 2.
Amos Wlneland and Mrs. Nellie
Miller, September 2.
Cecil G. Hale and Grace Crewd-
son, September 25.
William T. Coulder and Leveta
Hall, October 3.
William Thompson and Mary Grif
fiths, October 20.
Walter Jackson Duncan and Mrs.
Tillie Cook, October 20.
Benjamin F. Cox and Viola E.
Floreon, October 24.
James A. Pointer and Lucy E. Da
vis, October 30.
Frank Moreland and Viola Wool-
ey, November 21.
Elmer Pomeroy and Maude Mc
Millan, November 27.
James B. Sparks and Dorthy E.
Ganger, December 10.
Frank Anderson and Hilma Berg-
strom, December 20.
Homer D. Green and Mary Pearl
Brannon, December 25.
John F. McMillan and Aula E.
Parker, December 22.
been busy, also, and we are pleased
to report from there as follows:
O. S. Hodsdon $10.00
W. G. Scott 10.00
L, A. Palmer 2.50
W. H. Padberg 10.00
S. H. Doak 2.00
Frank Evans 1.00
Eph Eskelson 1.00
L. J. Padberg 1.00
H. L. McAllster 5.00
. G. McMillan 1.00
W. E. Leach 6.00
Jeff Evans 6.00
E. C. Miller 2.00
Hodsdon Sunday School .... 4.67
A. Pointer 2.50
Guy Nordyke 2.60
Mrs. Jane Penland 20.00
Cash 5.00
A. J. Hunt .2 sacks flour
Miss Virginia Barlow, daughter of
D. S. Barlow, of Eight Mile, turned
in -the largest number of subscrip
tions to the Gazette Times in the re
cent popularity contest and thereby
received the first prize, a 1915 Max
well automobile. Mrs. .Gilliam fell
short cf the coveted first prize by
300,000 vote3, and received the sec
ond prize, a diamond ring of excell
ent quality. Following is the stand
ing the contestants at the close
last Saturday evening at 6 o'clock.
Miss Virginia Barlow 2,172,000
Mrs. Mae Gilliam 1,824,500
Miss Zelma Engleman.... 774,000
Miss Jesse Vickers 342,600
Mrs. G. A. Bleakman 296,500
After th5 close of the contest, the
contestants, their friends, the editor
and the judges sat down to a big feed
In the Palace hotel grill. The dinner
had been prepared especially for the
occasion and Manager Wilkins had
everything cooked to a nice rich
brown. After the eats, the Judges,
who were T. J. Mahoney, J. L. Wil
kins and F. N. Christensen, began
the counting of votes, and us this
took nearly an hour, there was some
rectlessness on the part of the con
testants and their supporters, who
were anxious to hear the result. As
the winners were announced, there
were hearty congratulations and con
dolences for the winners and looser
alike. The best of feeling prevailed
and we want to say, that while there
New County Officials Take Charge
Next Week.
Next Monday will witness the go
ing out of the old county officers and
the coming in of the new. The only
department which goes into entirely
new hands is that of county clerk.
Here, W. O. Hill, who has given the
the county his efficient services for
the past eight years in this capacity,
will be succeeded by J. A. Waters of
lone, and the deputyshlp will be filled
by G. M. Anderson, lately from Van
couver, Wash. This office has been
taken care of by A. M. Mallory for
the four years just past. In the
sheriff's office, George McDuffee, who
has proven an aggressive officer in
the deputy's chair with Sheriff Evans,
will assume the responsibility as the
chief law enforcer of the county. Mr.
McDuffee has proven on past occa
sions that he is the identical man for
the office to which he has been elec
ted and it is safe to predict that the
confidence of the people has not been
misplaced. Wlllard Herren has been
selected by Mr. McDuffee to serve as
his deputy, and Mr. Herren has many
qualifications which make for an ex
cellent servant both as to office work
and field work as well. The assess
or's and county judge's offices will
remain Intact, since J. J. Wells has
been re-elected in the former position
and County Judge Patterson holds
over for two years. Loy M. Turner
was re-elected surveyor, and George
J. Currin becomes a new member of
the county court. The county funds
will be well looked after by Frank
Gilliam, who was re-elected at the
recent election. The administration
is in the hands of competent officials,
and the voters of Morrow county
have every reason to believe that
they have chosen well", and may ex
pect faithful and efficient service.
Old Resident Here.
B. L. Aters, one of the pioneer
residents of Morrow county, and for
many years a successful farmer in
the Gooseberry section, has been vis
iting the past few days at the home
of Hiram Tash in Heppner. Mr.
Akers now resides at Exeter, Tulare
county, California, where he is en
gaged in raising alfalfa and olives.
He has been spending a couple of
months at the home of his son, Ralph
Akers of Gooseberry, and expects to
return in a few days to his California
home. Mr. Akers was bereft of his
wife some four months ago and since
that time he has been visiting among
his children. He is well pleased with
the success he has had since going
to California and says he is living
in what Is fast becoming a very pros
perous Bectlon of the state.
G. W. Swaggart, who recently sold
his Jordan Siding farm to Gus Wil
cox, was in Heppner .on business to
day. Portland has issued President Wil
son a formal invitation to include
that city on his itinerary of the trip
which he will make to the Pacific
coast. .
was but one Maxwell to be given
away, the four contestants who lost
out in the race for first prize showed
that they were good loosers and have
only themselves to blame because
they did not work just a little bit
harder when votes counted the most.
We wish to take this opportunity to
again thank the contestants for their
earnest work, the judges for their
painstaking efforts in counting the
votes, J. L. Wllkins, as manager of
the Palace hotel, for the excellent
manner In which the banquet was
pulled off, and the people of Morrow
county generally, who helped make
our first popularity contest the great
success it was. May you have a hap
py and prosperous year is our sin
cere wish.
Fire Consumes Smokehouse.
Christmas was celebrated in good
style at the farm home of C. A. Mi
nor on Thursday last, the main fea
ture being a display of fireworks.
The forenoon had been spent in but
chering hogs and while the family
were at dinner the smokehouse
caught fire and was entirely con
sumed along with twelve head of fine
porkers that had just been killed,
cleaned and strung up. The fire had
gained such headway when discov
ered that it was impossible to ex
tinguish It. Art has been known to
play Christmas pranks on other peo
ple in times past, .but this time the
"joke" is on him.
Brannon Home is Scene of Pretty
Christmas Wedding.
Two popular young people of
Hardman were united In marriage on
Christmas day when Mr. Homer
Greej aoJMiss Pearl Brannon were
joined in wedlock at the home ot
the bride's parents.
The bride is the eldest daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Brannon, pion
eer residents of Morrow county, and
is an attractive and popular young
lady of Hardman and the groom Is
a fine young man of that section.
The residence of the bride was
tastily decorated for the occasion.
The bride was beautifully attired
in white silk messaline. After the
ceremony the party sat down to a
sumptuous repast.
Mr. and Mrs. Green will make
their home at Hardman, and this pa
per joins their many friends in wish
ing them a long, prosperous and hap
py married life.
The Catholic Church.
Commencing with Sunday next,
January 3, there will be services at
the Catholic Church every Sunday
evening at 7:30, until further notice.
These services will consist of Rosary,
Sermon and Benediction. The sub
ject for next Sunday's sermon is
"The Three Historical Phases of Re
vealed Religion." The morning ser
vices will be held as usual at 8 and
10:30 a. m.
The Misses linger Entertain.
Misses Marie and Sybil 1 Hager en
tertained at their home on Chase
street yesterday afternoon with an
Informal Kensington for their cous
ins, the Misses Eileen Bowling and
Katherine McFaul of Pendleton, who
left for their home in the Umatilla
county town this morning. Light re
freshments were served. The follow
ing young ladies were present:
Misses Melba Griffiths, Mary, Mabry
and Nettle Currin, Margaret O'
Rourke, Blanche Minor, Lera Gith
ens, Ina Johnson, Grace Van Vactor,
Eileen Bowling, Katherine MfFaul,
Helen Aiken, Ruth Howard, Mildred
Allison, Luclle Culbertson, Lela
Campbell, Josephine Richardson,
Nora Hughes, Mary Notson, Edith
Thorley, Virginia Crawford, Syblll,
Marie and Lulu Hager and Mrs. A.
D. McMurdo.
While attempting to crawl under
the freight train in the Eclio yards
Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, Mrs.
L. B. Ashbaugh, a resident of Echo,
was killed. Both her legs were sev
ered. She was rushed to Pendleton
but died an hour after reaching the
hospital. The train was standing In
the yards, and Mrs. Ashbaugh, want
ing to get across the track, crawled
beneath the car, just as the train
started to move.
T 6AME 10
Loral Basket Shooters Are Too Slow
For F-kk City Team And Score
Results 20 to 13 Morgan
The local basketball quintet rep
resenting the Heppner High school
wore a bit slow for the fast and more
experienced players of lone, and lost
to that team last Saturday night on
the lone floor by a score of 20 to 13.
There was much loose playing on
both sides throughout the game, but
the Egg-City boys had the edge as
the score will indicate.
For Heppner, Morgan's playing at
guard was noticeable over that of his
team mates and his basket shooting
was good. Of the 13 points made by
the home team, five of them were
netted by Morgan. Hayes and Wil
son at forward, added four points
each. Hopkins, the lone forward
did the best work for his team. The
teams as entered were:
lone Heppner
Hopkins forward Wilson
Cason guard Morgan
Sperry center Hughes
M. Blake forward Hayes
R. Blake guard Wright
About forty Heppner fans attend
ed the game, most of them being
from the high school. A partial list
of those who took the trip with the
team on the auto truck were Stephen
Irwin, Tom Hughes, Helen Aiken,
Bertha Cason, Hannah Wilson, Edith
Thorley, Lera Githens, Norma Fred
erick, Noma Bennett, Evelyn Ship
ley, Vawter Crawford, Jr., William
O'Rourke, Emery Hiatt, Daisy Bar
low, Neva Hayes, Ed Clark, Pete Slo
cum, Walter Cochran, Grace Van
Vactor and Melba Griffiths. The re
turn game will be played in the near
Enjoys Family Reunion.
Mr. and Mrs. I. R. Esteb enjoyed
a reunion of their entire family at
their home in Heppner on Christmas
day, the first time the family had
been together for a good many years.
The occasion "wM made a Very en
joyable one, not alone to Father and
Mother Esteb, who are getting well
along in years, but to the children
and grandchildren as well. It was
made a joyous day for all.
Vniutilla Project Profits.
Forty land owners on the Umatilla
project have received New Year's
presents from the Northern Pacific
Railroad Company, amounting in all
to more than $25,000. The road,
under certain conditions, has releas
ed all holders of contracts from pay
ment Of future Installments. The
company will require that half of
the land under each contract be im
proved by October 31, 1915, when,
upon satisfactory proof and recom
mendation of the project by Engineer
H. D. Newell, of Hermlston, deeds
will be given.
This action is the result of efforts
largely of Mr. Newell. He has per
suaded the company that the original
price of the land was too high and
that the development of the project
had been retarded by high prices.
Oregon Man Is Fourth.
S. W. Grathwell, of Pacific Univer
sity, finished fourth in the Intercol
leeiate Prohibition Association ora
torical contest at Topeka Tuesday
evening. First place went to harl
II. Havdock. of the University of
Southern California, who spoke on
'Our National Parasite. Also fin
ishing ahead of Grathwell were Hen
ry C. Jacobs, of Hope College, Hol
land, Mich., and Herbert N. Wyrick,
University of Jefferson City, Tenn.
A storm of applause marked the
conclusion of Grathwell's oration, the
Oregon speaker dividing honors with
Daydock and Miss Ethel Bedient, of
Albion College, Albion, Mich., the
only woman speaker, in this respect.
Miss Bedient finished in fifth place.
The orations were heard by a crowd
of 2000.
The judges were Judge W. W.
Wallace, of Kansas City; Professor
lpnn N. Merrv. of the University of
Iowa, and Rev. Robert W. Gordon,
of Topeka.
Silver Thaw Hits Heppner.
A genuine silver thaw hit Heppner
last Saturday and throughout the day
the streets and walks were a glare
of Ice. A fine rain fell for a larger
part of the day and this froze as it
touched the earth. However, this
marked the turning point in favor of
warmer weather, and since that time
the weather has been ideal, with
warm winds and indication of rain.
Miles F. Potter, son of W. B. Pot
ter, the Wheeler county sheepman,
is in Heppner visiting with relatives
and friends.
Club Wheat at Walla Walla Brings
$1.80 Umatilla County Has No
More to Sell.
There remains in the hands of the
farmers of the Northwest approxi
mately the following amounts of
wheat, according to the Oregon Jour
nal: Oregon, 643,000 bushels;
Washington, 1,000,000; Idaho, 320,
000. In round numbers there are 2,
000,000 bushels of wheat remaining
unsold in the hands of Pacific North
west producers, with fractionally
more in Washington than in Oregon
and Idaho combined.
This extremely small supply was
amply brought to the attention of the
local trade today when actual bids
for club wheat were advanced to $1.
30 a bushel, on a basts of tidewater
track delivery. It is known positive
ly that a 40,000 bushel lot at Walla
Walla secured this record offer, and
it is stated that now the price in the
interior has been boosted an addi
tional half cent.
With Italy, Norway and Sweden
entering the market for American
wheat, oats and barley supplies, in
addition to the record demand from
England, the American farmer is to
day naming his own quotation for
cereals. He is the grain exchange of
last resort. Others may name prices
that look good to them, but to him
rests the honors of naming the de
ciding price. His price is law in
the market today, because Europe
must have the grain.
Today's price of wheat at $1.30
a bushel for club not only breaks the
Pacific northwest's former high rec
ord, but it means that the latest ad
vance is far the greatest individual
rise ever made here.
There are only a half dozen or so
really fair sized lots of wheat re
maining unsold in farmer's hands at
Pacific northwest points. Umatilla
county, which is one of the banner
producing sections of the United Sta
tes, has wired local export interests:
"Save your money on telephone
and telegraph toll, because we have
no wheat to sell you."
From the Palouse section, the big
gest ' waaat growing district of all,
comes word that only about 2 per
cent of the 1914 crop is still held by
growers there. Walla Walla county
has only two, possibly three, fair
sized lots of wheat unsold; Waits
burg has perhaps two lots remaining.
Dayton, Wash., has only one lot of
moderate size, and there is noth
ing at all offering from either the
Pomeroy or Lewlston sections. Con
don has only one fair lot of wheat
unsold and a similar condition is
shown in the Heppner section. Tak
ing the territory south of the Snake
river into consideration, the lots of
wheat remaining of fair size can easi
ly be counted in the fingers and toes.
While definite figures give a total
of 1,963,000 bushels of wheat re
maining unsold in farmers' hands in
the Pacific northwest, it Is not likely
that all of this can be purchased, as
considerable grain will be needed for
reseeding the sections damaged by
the recent cold snap.
At the A. B. Club.
Cantain Batv of Portland made a
pleasant call at the A. B. Club Bowl
ine Alleys Tuesdav. He reports tlie
alleys in excellent condition.
liAvmnnil Thornton carried away
the honors, a nice fat turkey, for
high score, at the A. B. Club alleys,
December 24, with a score of 203. C.
I. Parsons was a close second with
Seven teams of three men each are
nw contesting for honors on the
alleys. Several games have already
been played.
Oregon Spends $5,000,000 on Good
Roads in 1014.
Oregon spent $5,000,000 in 1914
for good roads. Multnomah county
headed the list with $750,000. Clat
sop and Jackson counties each spent
$500,000 and Coos comity $225,000.
The next year will probably 3ee a
great deal more expended, since work
on the Pacific and Columbia High
ways has just begun. Counties
through which these highways will
run, will probably boud themselves
for large' sums to carry on the good
roads work.
Mrs. Gilliam Thanks Her Friend
For Their Loyal Support.
I desire to thank all of my friends
who so ably assisted me in the re
cent subscription campaign. I wisli
to assure you that your loyal sup
port enabled me to get the second
prize and through you I nearly suc
ceeded in getting the first prize.
James A. Patton, the wheat king,
recently made a large wlnniug in the
Chicago market and he has made the
statement that of the amount, he
gave $25,000 to charity. Other spec
ulators are ot the opinion that Patten
cleared $40,000.

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