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ATHENA , UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 3. 1903.
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This spring we purchased a larger and better stock of summer fahrics tho
season we. find ourselves with large quantities of New, Desirable, This Season's goods on hand. We shall not wait until
the season is over, and hobody ha&any use for them, but right now at the time when they' are most needed, shall reduce
. prices on all Wash Dress Goods to such a low figure that hone can fail to appreciate the values we are offering.
PENDLETON, ATHENA. HELIX.
Two Special Lots of
. f It Would not pay you to put 25c and
35c laces on 10c" and 20c drees goods.
But we sell you lace that has the 25 and
35o look about .irand is worth 10 and,.
12 cents per yard, 10 cent Basket at
6c per; yard.' 12)c Basket at - 6 cents,
per yard. ,: f; .
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S and 10c Embroideries, in odd '
leogihe and great variety of patterns,
Sc per yd. .
White Braids, iu all widths and pat
terns, from " " s
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V".- ,V lc Upward '
New Shipment of fancy lace striped
Hose just received. '
V ... Only 25c per pair.,,
Wash Dress Goods Clearance Sale
- COMMENCES ON SATIODaV; JUNE 20th
6c Antrim Lawns, fast colors, Reduced, to . ! .'. if.. . ... . f ic
8c Organdy LawnsVall colors, Reduced to.x; .t ..V... I..?.... ,. 6c
15c Fine Batistes and Dimities,' Reduced to . : . f . , ; . '. . .... ; . . i, . . . . . 10c
,2Jfay Wt-tan grounds; Reduced to.-. i. ...t... .. 16c
25c Etemines and Canvas (jloth, Reduced to..V.i... .... . ..v.. .. 19c
,25c Imported Irish Dimities, evening shades Reduced toi.;. .... . 19c
30c Imported Mulls, all colors, lace and figure effects, Reduced to 25c
10c Seersucker and Chambra Ginghams Reduced to.i. , .', .. . . r. . j C?a
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' WHISE GOODS INCLUDED TN, THIS SALE
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1n White India LinenB Reduced to.... '."..."........v....... f. .. Go
10c White India Linens Reduced to 8c
1 12c White India Linen Reduced to..'.. .... ...f .... .. ; . 10c
15c White India Linens Reduced to. .V. 12Jc
20e India Linen Reduced ttf.T .... . . .. . . . . ... .'. . . . , . . . . . 16c
' Swisses,' Mulls, Nainsooks and all fancy white goods reduced in the '
same proportion during this clearance sale. ' -. '
. All the new shipments have arrived.
All the latest novelties in Patent Leather
or : Kid.- No trouble to show you the
latest styles. , We have them from.
$1.75 per pair Upward
All the latest and most reliable makes,
from a good work shoe at $1.40 per
pair, to fine, Vici Kid, ; Box Calf or
Patent Enameled at 1
f $3.50 to $5.00
If you want a Shirtwaist for every-day
wear, we have about 1C0 carried over
from last reason, seme of them badly
soiled, worth 50c, 75c and $1 each, your
choico while this lot lasts for .
19 centEach. i V
DUTCHMAN Gangs, Sulky and
r.j Walking Plows
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BAIN and FISH WAGONS,
BARB and WOVEN WIRE
We have just received a car of Barb and Woven Wire Fencing.
Get our prices before buying
VAs the harvest season a nDroaches voii natural lv Innk '.nrnnnd tn finrl wh
j , j " v.n. 'i'v juui ULiniics to ine Desi
aavantage. VVe have a . very large stock of Staple and Fancv Groceries; also Granite Iron:
vare. Yet our estimates are vmir hills' VV will c"
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I he llmatiiia Implement
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BURNED TO DEATH
TERRIBLE SCENE AT CHARLES
, BROTHERTON'S HOME.
The Swellest and . Most Complete Lot of
to be found in Athena is now on
display at our store. Prices from
Clothes of Little Susie Ignited While.
Playing At the Forge in the
v Blacksmith Shop.
are Growing More Popular Each
. ..day.. .Wejhave a -Large
Stock to Select from
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Remember we are Headquarters for
Let us Save jou: Money, on them
An appalling accident occurred at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brother
ton just north of the city limits Monday
evening, which a few hours later result
ed in tne death of little Susie, the three-year-old
daughter of Mr. arid Mrs.
' Mr. Brotherton has a blacksmith shop
where the farm machinery is repaired.
One of the men had been working at the
forge and when through the children
engaged in play about the shop. As
pastime, hot irons were used by them in
burning holes in boards. While thus
playing the clothing of the little one
caught fire. .
Mr. Brotherton. who had just driven
into the yard, sprang to the child's
assistance instantly. He smothered the
flames as best he could with his bands
an instant, then seeing a bed quilt on
the fence, wrapped the little one in that.
His own hands were severely burned.
Dr. Botkin was called immediately.
He found the child was horribly burned
from the knees up over the front part of
the body and about the arms, face and
head. ' The burning clothing had in al
most an instant wrought mortal injury
to the babe and all the physician could
do was to alleviate its terrible sunerinor
to some extent. Life lingered but a few
The little one was exceptionally pretty
and bright and was the pet of everybody
and the only daughter in the family.
In their sad affliction, Mr. and Mrs.
Brotherton and the heartbroken little
I brothers have the sympathy of all. The
; funeral took place Wednesday from the
' home, ' . ; ' ;
ORIGIN OF THE CLOUDBURST
water must fall from every cubic foot of
air ar rain, Thus, when a vast cloud is
suddenly chilled a sudden flood of rain
falls over the area it covers. This is
called a cloudburst, and where the sur
face on which this sudden flood falls,
slopes rapidly the water rushes down
the grade, and if collected in a narrow
gorge, pauses great destruction." : .
The flood which sweot over Hennner
Sunday evening. June 14." was due to
exactly such conditions, and the cloud
area extended for more than 40 miles
around the fated town. When the cloud
was suddenly chilled the flood ocean
with a storm of hail stones as large as
chestnuts followed by a deluge of rain,
which swept the hail in srreat waves
down upon the wrock with such mighty
force that the entire town within its
track almost instantly crushed before it.
This ice was found by rescuers piled in
the wreck, and delayed the Process of
decay in the bodies. - s
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A TWO-THIRD CROP
THIS YEAR'S WHEAT YJELD IN
Detcrlption and Came Given Hy
Describing a cloudburst, the Encyclo
paedia says: "In the first place it must
be understood that a cloud was a mass of
visible vapor or a collection of watery
particles floating in the air. These liq
uid particles form what might be called
a water dust of exceeding fineness.
When one realizes the immense weight
of water which some clouds contain,
their suspension in the air seenyi re
markable. The capacity of the atmos
phere for containing and supporting
water vapor is much greater than might
be supposed and this capacity is doub
led with every 27 deg. increase of tem
perature. For instance: A cubic foot
of fully saturated air, at a temperature
of 80 deg. will bold over 10 grains of
water. At 60 deg. it will hold 5 8 grains.
If a vast cloud, extending thousands of
feet up in the atmosphere, is suddenly
chilled and its temperature changed
from 80 to CO deg. nearly 5 grains of
Wood Market It Awaiting All That tlie
Growers Caa Produce. .
Strawberry culture on Weston moun
tain is growing yearly in extent, al
though not rapidly enoucrh to suit the
many friends of the justly celobrated
mountain berry "raised without irriga
tion," large and round, free from blem-
su and delicious tn flavor.
J. M. Downs' crop this season will be
between three and four hundred crates.
as against two hundred last year, and
other growers have increased their out
put. Mr. Downs' entire croo has been
contracted for by Sim J. Culley, who is
also in the market for all other mountain
berries brought to town. ,
Mr. Culley has secured a shi oniric
market for all the berries not locally
consumed that is, when they are oroo-
erly crated and prepared for shipment.
He says there is a firm demand at steady
prices for the mountain berries, which
are famous wherever they go, and thou
sands of crates could be profitably dis
posed of. He predicts a great and pros
perous future for the mountain region
as soon as our farmer friends up that
way begin to realize and profit by the
possibilities of strawberry culture on an
extensive scale. Leader.
Extreme North and West Sections
Will Have Light Yield-Good ,
Price. Are Expected.
Iiunaha Makei a Trial Baa.
The steamer Imnaha left Saturday
morning for Riparia on a trial run, car
rying her officers and crew. The. gov
ernment inspector! are expected in Rip
aria and will inspect the boat. On
the return trip it is expected that the
boat will be thoroughly tested on' the
numerous rapids. No announcement
has yet been made of the up river run of
the steamer, although it is thought it
will be made as early next Week at pos
sible. .The Imnaha is built for light
draught running and is to run over the
numerous rapids between Lewiston and
the mouth of the Imnaha, where J. W.
Smith of this city and others have val
uable mining interests.
In the good old Summer time go to
Colorado Young People's Society of
Christian Endeavor, Denver, Colo.,
July 6 to 13. July 5 and 6 the O. R. k
N. will sell tickets to Denver and return
for $40.00, good returning until August
Good weather conditions throughout
tne Athena wheat district is giving a
splendid tone to crop prospects Lib-
eral showers and fnnl arAnthav liora Uuti
added many $20 gold pieces to the farm
ers' bank account. . But this, cannot be
said of other parts of the county that
were less fortunate in sretUoor rain when
It was so badly needed. E. W. Mc-
Comas, one f the heavy wheat buvera
in this district, in talking on' the wheat
situation, said: ..
"Wheat is gradually fillins and better
results will be had than was exnentad a
few weeks aeo. The weather for the
past three weeks has been excellent for
the crops. The rains of the past -few
days will make it mature satisfactorily.
"Heavy vrowth of weeds ia the earlv
spring caused a drawback to the wheat.
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xue weeas, However, have bad their
time, and the cloudy weather of these
days will bring the wheat along.
"The light lands to the extreme north
and west is where the crop will be the
lightest. That land will produce about
12 bushels to the acre.. The usual ave
rage for this land is about 30 bushels.
"Oti the reservation the yield will
probably be 85 bushels. This ia not
much of a reduction to the average. In
the Helix district the croo will run about I
SO bushels, which is five bushels per
acre below the average,
'; 'Umatilla county in its best year,
1898,:had t yield of 5,000,000 bushels.
An average yield is 4,000,000 bushels. It
is estimated the yield this year will be
about two-thirds of that or 3,500,000
"The prospects for good prices this
fall, compared to last season, are excep
tionally bright. It ia probable that sales
will start at CO cents. Before the sea
son is over prices may go as high as 65
cents. 1 '
"At the present time there is a great
scarcity of m heat in the country. Ware
houses were never so empty as at pres
ent Nearly all the farmers have sold
their entire stock and when the crop is
ready for the market the mills will be
badly in need of grain. It is an under
stood fact that the farmers have plenty
of money on band and the forced sales
this fall will be scarce.
"The reasons given will have a tend
ency to keep pricea up. Some of the
large wheat producers will bold on to
their wheat for high prices, but prices
ranging from 55 to CO cents per bushel
alleys bring out a large quantity of
Opa for Settlement.
At Twin Falls, Idaho, 60,000 acres of
land under the Twin Falls canal, will be
thrown open to settlement on July 1.
At present there are 300 men working
on the main canal, 16 miles of which is
completed. A town site has been laid
out at Milner, which already has a pop
ulation of 150. The state will open a
land office at Shoshone, where all en
tries on the tract will be made. There
are now enough . applications filed to
cover the entire body to be thrown
open. ' ' '
A HORDE OF WORMS.
MUllona Creep In Solid Column Over
A vast horde of a species of caterpillar
probably the genuine army worm,
marched across Walla Walla valley this
week. The worms appear to be march
ing in a solid column between 100 and
200 yards wide and two or three miles
long. No serious damage has been
done. A telephone message from a
farmer who lives three miles from Walla ,
Walla said the mob was en route
through his garden and was ranked suf
ficiently close to make 40 per square
As the trend of .the horde is eastward,
it will miss Walla Walla. They
were first reported there by Oliver De
witt, a Dry creek rancher, who drove
through them. The worms are about -
an inch and a half long, brown and in
clined' to fuzziness, with occasional
green stripes. Dewitt tried to turn back
the advancing column but could make
No effect is noticable on the crops so
far, though the caterpillars are doubt
less living on them.' The origan of the
worms is unknown, though there are
millions of ' them. Some irrigating
ditches leading jout of Dry creek are
crowded with them. B. F. Ecgle, a
pioneer, said that be saw a similar visit
ation 20 years ago in Marion county.
where the only harm done was to gar
dens. . -
These worms have made their appear-
ance in large numbers near Athena. To
the east of town near the Taylor place '
there are millions of them. Crops and
garden vegetation appear to be passed
up by the worms, for weeds as a diet.
They are said to literally cover tarweed
sad thistles. Myriads of brown butter
flies are also to be seen and are perhaps
the worm in maturity. No damage
whatever is yet reported.
Uedaeed Ilatet From the Kait.
Commencing February 15 and con
tinuing until June 15 there will be low
rates in , effect from the east via the
Illinois Central R. R. to all Washing
ton,' Oregon and Idaho points. If any
of your friends or relatives in the east
are coming west while these rates are in -effect,
give us their name and address
and we will make it our business to see ..
that they are given the best possible '
service'. We operate through person
ally conducted excursion cars, and, in
fact give you the benefit of the latest
conveniences known to modern railroad
ing. We have 15 different routes be- .
tween the east and the West, and are in ,
position to give you the benefit of ho '.
best combinations. Write us and we
will give you full particulars. B. II.
Trumbull, Com'l. Agent 111. Cent. R.
R., 142 Third St., Portland, Ore.
L. W. Reed, of Gibbon, Oregon, will
pay f 10 reward for information leading
to recovery of a 3 year-old bay stallion,
brand L R on left shoulder, and a 4-year-old
brown mare, brand Li R on left