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THE GAZETTE-TIMES. HEPPXER. ORE.. THURSDAY, DEC. 81. 1014 PAGE FIVE WEEK'S NEWS. Local And Personal Happen ings of Heppner And Vicinity. Henry Howell received a visit A six room house and five lots for sale, with chicken houses and out- Christmas from his two sons who live at lone, where they are attending school. hnildines. This is a good Duy. trice and terniB all that could be asked for. For further particulars see Smead & Crawford. When you are going past Gilliam & Bisbce's take a look at their store windows; there is something un usual. Olaf Bergstrom and Bon John were Ora Adkins and family returned to their Rhea creek home on Monday after a visit of a week with relatives in Portland and vicinity. Phone 26F33 for good wheat hay. 3t. Guy Fuller was a Heppner visitor on Tuesday. C. B. Ewlng was In the city from Cecil Monday. E. G. Harlan and Walter Cochran went to Echo Tuesday. Miss Lulu Hager is visiting with relatives in Pendleton. J. H. Frad, .Black horse farmer, was in the city Tuesday. Robert Buschke of lone was a Heppner visitor last Friday. L. Carlson, the Gooseberry farm er, spent Sunday in Heppner. Mrs. Chas. Hams, of Hardman was a guest in our city on Monday. D. S. Barlow, of Eight Mile, was seen Q' our streets last Tuesday. Sam Ganger was up from lone last Saturday evening on business. Miss Jesse Miller of lone visited with Heppner friends last Tuesday. That suap table at Gilliam & BIs- bee's supplies everybody. Go and see it. George Bleakman and Chester Sa ling were in the city from Hardman Tuesday. Miss Josephine Cameron is spend ing the holidays with her mother in Portland. The Misses Pearl and Nellie Thompson are visiting with relatives at Athena. Claud Coats, well known young farmer was a business visitor In our city Tuesday. B. F. Swaggart, the Lexington mule man. transacted business in Heppner Tuesday. 0. C. Stephens was down from Hardman on Monday to attend so business matters. Mrs. Frank Wlnnard was in the city Tuesday from her home on the Headquarters ranch. A. J. Hunt, well known Clarks Canyon farmer, was a visitor in Heppner oi Tuesday. A. L. Ayers and wife of Parkers Mill, will spend the remainder of the winter In Heppner. Will Howard and family were Heppner visitors from their home on s Butter creek last Tuesday. Frank Rasmus spent Christmas with the home folks, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Rasmus, in this city. Miss Virginia Crawford will spend the week-end in lone, as a guest at the home of Mrs. J. A. Waters. James MTlrtha, the Rock creek sheeoman. transacted business in " Heppner several days this week. John Stevenson and wife are over from Prineville on a visit with the relatives of Mr. Stevenson In this city. Mrs. Jesse Hall, who was operated upon at the Heppner Sanatorium on Monday, is now on the road to rapid recovery. K. S. Duran, prominent Lexington citizen, was a caller in Heppner Tues day, looking after some matters of business. The Patterson and Elder and the Wells and Wells barber shops will be open until noon only on New Year's Day. Miss Marie Cason of lone, is spend ing a few days visiting at the home of her uncle, John Cason, In south east Heppner. HELP WANTED Girl or woman for housework in Bmall family. Per manent place. Inquire at office of the Gazette-Times. Harold Colin left Monday for Ber kley, California, where he will enter the state university at the opening of the second semester. Miss Blanche Minor Is spending the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Minor. She has been attending school in Portland. Mrs. Nancy Gentry returned on Thursday last from a visit with her daughter in Idaho. Since returning to Heppner Mrs. Gentry has been quite sick. Mr. and Mrs. Osmin Hager enter tained at Christmas dinner for Mrs, Mary A. Bartholomew, Mrs. Emile Kelly and Mr. Dan Stalter and Nals Magnusen. Geo. W. Chapln was In from Rock creek on Monday. He reports little or no moisture at his place so far this winter and there is much dust in tho roads. Miss Venice Jones returned to her home in Portland Wednesday morn ing after visiting for several days , with her mother, Mrs. Josle Jones at Parkers Mill. Misses Katherine E. McFaul and Eileen Bowling, popular young la dies of Pendleton, are visiting at the home of their cousins, Misses Syblll and Marie Hager. A. C. Cronin, who conducted the popularity contest for the Gazette Times, left Saturday evening for Portland, to Join Mrs. Cronin. They will go on to California. Farmer Frank Turner is making delivery of a lot of fine wheat hay in town this week, for which he is realizing a good cash return. Mrs. J. W. Mall and two sons are visiting at the home of Mrs. Mall's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Brown in this city. Mrs. Mall resides in Spokane. Mrs. W. C. Howard and two child ren arrived on Sunday evening from Stanficld to spend a few days visiting at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Adkins in this city. S. L. Beck has recently arrived at lone and will operate a well drill ing outfit in that vicinity, coming prepared with one of the best ma chines ever brought Into the county. Miss Muriel McCarty Is spending the holidays at the home of her par ents, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. McCarty, in this city. Miss McCarty is a student of St. Mary's Academy at The Dalles. ' Glenn Hayes was In from his ranch south of town Tuesday. He is mak ing extensive preparations to build a modern residence and Ed Hunt Is now engaged in hauling out the lumber. BrownsVillo Times: George Cur- rin, of Heppner, who has been visit ing in Brownsville and vicinity with relatives and friends, wont to Cot tage Grove Sunday to visit before re turning home. ' Miss Mabel Wilcox visited with the Geo. J. Currin family in Heppner this week. Miss Wilcox is now living with her parents at their new home near Jordan Siding, and attends high school in lone. James .Farley was over from Rock creek this week, visiting with rel atives and friends and looking after business interests. Mr. Farley is now engaged in running sheep in the Rock Creek country. Deputy Sheriff George McDuffee has been laid up at his home during the past week, suffering a severe at tack of la grippe. He is better and will be able to take up his duties as Sheriff after the first of the year. 'The people of Rhea creek enjoyed a splendid Christmas entertainment at which there was a large distribu tion of presents, at the Rugg school house on Christmas eve. There was a large turnout and presents for ev erybody. Cyrus Aiken is spending the hol idays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Aiken in this city. Cyrus is now traveling for Collier's Weekly and we understand that he has a first class job. This is his first visit home in two years. We have a fine new Bungalow, a good barn and two lots in Lents, Ore gon, valued at $6000 to trade for Morrow county land. If Interested come and see us. This property is not over-priced. SMEAD & CRAWFORD. transacting business In Heppner yesterday. f. Crockett Kirk came' up from Medford last night, after visiting for several weeks with his son at that place. Culver was chosen the county seat of Jefferson county, Oregon, after a day and a half of balloting. Madras and Metolius were the other two towns which made a strong bid for the location. Marshall Phelps arrived home Thursday evening form Omaha, Neb., where he has been spending the past year, and will visit for some time with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Phelps in this city. Marshall left Heppner in the Fall of 1912 after graduating from the Heppner High School, and entered college at Belle view, Neb., for one year. Lately he has been connected wth the Interna tional Harvester Company at Omaha. News has been received here of the wedding in Portland on Christmas of Miss Mabelle Cameron and G. A. Marshall. The bride formerly lived in Pendleton, and was very popular in younger society circles here. For the past few years she has made her home in Portland. She Is a sister of Mrs. R. W. Fletcher of this city. Another sister, Miss Josephine Cam eron of Heppner, went down to at tend the wedding. Pendleton East Oregonian. Fossil Journal: Tho past year has been a good one for Fossil and Wheeler county, and the next is go ing to be better. Every wind that blows points to exceptionally high prices for everything that grows on our farms and stock ranches, and the great bulk of our people are closely connected with the land. Large crops have been put In, and these will be added to in the Spring. Surely our lines are cast in pleasant places when contrasted with the starving millions in Belgium, for instance. Rev. Will N. Ferris closed his pas torate with the Federated church in Heppner on Sunday evening last, and on Tuesday departed for Hlllsboro, Oregon where he will supply the pul pit of the Baptist church for a time. Mr. Ferris has not accepted any per manent work, and perhaps will not during the coming year as he de- sires to travel about quite extensive ly. He formed numerous warm friendships while located at Heppner and we regret to have him leave at this time. His successor has not yet been chosen. LEXINGTON. Minor & Co. GOOD GOODS 1914 1915 W E EXTEND our heartiest wishes to our many friends and patrons for a very Happy and Prosperous NEW YEAR Our thanks are yours for the liberal patronage given us the year 1914, and for the very satisfactory trade of Christmastime. May 1915 be kind and bring all good things to you. inor & Co. M t t - t t Jack Woodward, son of John Woodward of Little Butter creek, is here on a visit to his old home, af ter having been absent from Morrow county for nine years. Mr. Wood ward has been living over In Idaho the past few years, and has been do ing well. F. E. Bell was in town on Monday from his Blackhorse farm. Having in vested pretty heavily in dairy stock and good barns during the past few months, Mr. Bell is well satisfied with the results he is getting and pro nounces business good in this line with htm. Mr. and Mrs. George Jackson ar rived in Sumpter Monday morning from Heppner to spend the Christ mas holidays with Mrs. Jackson's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Ball. At one time Mr. Jackson was located in Sumpter, being in the forest ser vice here, and Is now stationed at Heppner, Morrow county. Sumpter Blue Mountain American. James Mitchell, for many years a resident of . Heppner, where he was engaged In the transfer business, ts once more in the city visiting with old friends. Mr. Mitchell has been living over in Idaho, near Caldwell for the past several years where he has a fruit farm. He is looking fine and says that he never has enjoyed better health than at the present time. Arllneton Independent: While de spondent over financial troubles J. W. Case shot ' himself In the head with a 25-20 rifle, killing him in stantly. The deed was committed on the porch of his home Wednesday evening about 7 o'clock. Besides two little girls he leaves a wife who is nearly bereft of her mind over the sad affair. Mr. Case was a painter and came here from Wasco about a year ago. Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ayerg have de elded to take an extended rest from work and the care attendant upon conducting the affairs of a large tim ber ranch and sawmill. They have rented the Parkers Mill ranch for a term of three years to Arthur Har low who has taken charge of the place, and Mr. and Mrs. Ayers will take life a little easier in tne iuiure For a time,, at least, they will make their home In Heppner. W. P. McMillan made a business trip to lone Saturday. Elmer McMillan and family spent Christmas at the Allstott farm on Eight Mile. Ernest Moyers and family spent Christmas with Mr. Moyers' parents, Mr. and Mrs. ijohn Moyers of this city. Carl Troedson of Ella was in this city Sunday , learning the rudinients of a Ford machine. He took one out on Monday. Christmas day was observed very quietly at this place. The day was cold and everybody preferred to re main indoors. Miss Vesta Cutsforth, teacher in the Athena schools, is spending va cation visiting with her sister, Mrs. C. R. Pointer of this place. B. S. Clark, O. S. Hodsdon, Sam Ritchie and Claud White of Straw berry Flat, were doing Christmas shopping in town one day last week. The schools closed kst Wednesday for the holidays, but will resume work on January 4. The teachers have all left for their various homes for a vacation. We experienced a change in the weatherhis week. After long fros ty weather, we are 'now enjoying warm climate with winds which re minds one of spring. Peter Beymer, who lives on the Tom Scott place on Sand Hollow, is the owner of a Michigan car. The car was formerly owned by W. T. Campbell of Social Ridge. There will be a Christmas tree at the Hodsdon school house Thursday evening. The event was postponed from last Thursday on account of sickness in the neighborhood. Bowker's Orchestra of Portland gave their annual Christmas ball at the Hall on Christmas eve. A large crowd was In attendance and 'a very enjoyable time was had by everybody. Wall Paper Special 50 per cent off 50 job lots Every pattern in the house reduced to clear our shelves for new stock. Bids submitted on any painting and paperhanging. Call early arid arrange dates to suit. Case Furniture Company EIGHT MILE. Mrs. J. L. Jenkins has gone to Se attle to spend the holidays with her relatives there. Mss. Joyce Hays, our teacher, is spending her holiday vacation at her home In Irrigon, leaving Christmas day. Miss Gladys Stanton, daughter of Chas. Stanton, is quite sick at the home of her parents, suffering an attack of grippe. It is noted that since Mr. and Mrs. Frank Anderson have been absent, their car has been quite busy at work. Ask Howard about It. Omar Stanton and family spent the Christmas holidays in Heppner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Tash, the parents of Mrs. Stanton. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Miller, par ents of Mrs. Chas. Huston, and for merly residents of this section, are here from the Willamette Valley on a visit with relatives. Fred Esteb and family and Oscar Keithley and family spent Christmas in Heppner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. I. R. Esteb, who had a family reunion on that day. We understand every member of the family was present at this reunion. Your correspondent learns from Fred Esteb that the people of Goose berry enjoyed a fine ball on Christ mas eve at the Gooseberry hall. The evening's entertainment was opened by a Christmas tree and a big feed. There was a large attendance and ev eryone had a big time. A nice little fire was started at the residence of G. M. Akers Tues day afternoon last, and there was a lively time for some minutes in getting it out. A hole of consider able size was burned in the roof. The fire was not near the chimney and was evidently started from sparks lighting on the roof. No ser ious damage was done but the family got a pretty bad scare. The Christmas program at Rood Canyon was gotten up by the school under the direction of the teacher, Mrs. Cramer, assisted by Mrs. Omar Stanton. A Christmas tree was one of the main features. The program was participated in by some of the little folks from the outside, these being a recitation by Teddy Burn sides, recitation, Millie Stanton, reci tation, Arthur Bedsaul. A general distribution of gifts and a good time by the large number present is the report. breaking point with gifts for all, ev eryone present being remembered. Mrs. Joyce Hays, the teacher, was mistress of . ceremonies, and the school, under her direction furnished most of the program, which was ex cellent. Emerson Keithley gave a masterly oration on "Womans' Suf frage," the climax of which clearly proved that all a man was good for was to kill mice. Oscar Keithley made the youngsters happy by ap pearing as "Santa." The literary pa per "The Button Hole Buster," suc cessor to "The Hot Air," was read by the editor-in-chief, E. Keithley, Esq. . ,. In this publication many of the prom- Emerson Keithley has sold hto ( ,e Qf the communlty ..got Rood Canyon ranch, known as the,, amQng some Qf whoB might V " V" B 7 V. , , ,B !be mentioned S. Esteb. H. Anderson, about 700 acres, to Richard Peterson This farm brought ten dollars per Miss Bergstrom and the worthy I school teacher. This issue of the pa- acre. This is principally a siock wag ul up (o the stlmdard ranch and Is largely under hog-tight ' am) ..edlt0rially and typograph- fence. Mr. Keithley is also offering ,,erfect for sale the balance of his holdings, i which consists of a good wheat farm in the Eight Mile section for sa e. ,nner t t tnelr Thta to a well Improved place M , Btreet M eye. Ke hley contemplates going to Par honof of Valley near Pa,edena. California, f Katherine E. Mc- ne sens ms wuuai iu.ich ouu .., ., ul.. r,.DO v nnu,iln nf Pendleton. Covers were laid for twelve and the following were pres ent: Misses Grace Van Vactor, Blanche Minor, Katherine McFaul, Eileen Bowling and Marie and Syblll Hager and the Messrs. Ray Rogers, Ellis Minor, Marshall Phelps, Henry Cohn and Robert and Harvey Young. The entire party attended the thea ter later in the evening. equipment. The Christmas program at Eight Mile Center was one of the most suc cessful events of this nature ever given in this section. It was par ticipated in by the entire community and held under the auspices of the school and the literary society. The attendance was large, the decorations superb and the tree loaded to the