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ATHENA. UMATILLA COUNTY. OREGON. FRIDAY. AUGUST 13, 1909.
THE TUP-A-LUM LUMBER CO.
Lumber, Mill Work and all Kinds of
PAINTS, OILS AND VARNISHES
Posts and Blacksmith coal
A. M. JohnsonManager
Athena, Oregon .
g ESTABLISHED 1865 5
Preston-Parton Milling Company
Flour is made in Athena, by Atbeua labor, iu the latest
and beat equipped mill iu the west, of the best seleoted
ElueBlein wheat grown auywhere. Patronize home
industry. Your grocer sells Americau Beauty for
5 Merchant Millers and Grain Buyers :
f ' r'if1 V
R. J. BODDY
Makes a Specialty of furnishing
Meat in Large Quantities,
First-class stock, ReasQnbJe prices
Paints, Oils, Glass
House Sign and Carriage Painting
. B. T. Kidder, McArtbur Building
J. II. STONE, Prop.
NORTH SIDE OF MAIN STREET
The Best Meat to be found in Town. Come and see
me. I will treat you right.
J. n. STONE, ATHENA, OREQQPf
Pullman Farmers Take Positive Stand
Against Rates of Warehouse
A bot fight in the warehouse busi
ness is "assured at Pullman, Wash.,
when wheat bogins to come in. Both
sides are preparing for it. On one
side is the Farmers' Educational and
Co-Operative union, with a member
ship of more than 9000 in Washing
ton and the "panhandle" of Idaho,
and on the other side is what is com
rnonly known as the "warehouse com
pine," composed of the big warehouse
companies of Portland and the sound
cities, with warehouses throughout
the wheat belt of the two states.
That the old line warehouses will
charge the maximum amount allowed
by the ruling of the railroad commis
sion, 50 oents per ton for the first 30
days and 10 cents per ton per month
thereafter is assured. That will make
the charges to January 1, from 90
cents to $1 per ton, anadvanoeof 15
to 25 cents per ton over the prioe pre
vailing last year.
It was claimed by many farmers
that the railroad commission had
made an order that tne rate should
be 50 cents per ton for the handling
and storage of grain up to January 1.
This bad always been the customary
prioe until two years ago. Investiga
tion shows than the commission made
no suoh order, but made an order that
50 oents per ton wculd be the maxi
mum obarge for the first 60 days.
The Farmers' Eduoational and Go
Operative nnion hns more than 100
warehouses in Washington aud north
ern Idaho. These will oharge a uni
form rate for bnndliug grain, but the
rate is cot yet fixed. A convention
of warehouse managers of the union is
soon to be held. Many are in favor
of charging 50 cents per ton to the
first of January, the ruling prioe for
a quarter of a century. Others are
in favor of charging 60 oents per ton
to January 1.
Agents for the . big exporting com
panies having warehouses throughout
tbo inland empire are making threats
that they will not pay within 4 cents
per bushel for wheat in farmers'
bouses that they will pay for wheat
iu their own bouses. Agents are
driving through the Palouse country
and urging farmers to store with the
old line companies, and are using this
threat to frighten the farmers.
KILLED ON P1BURN HILL
Team Gets Beyond Control and Driver
' Thrown to Ground.
A Yakima Indian named Lowe, was
killed on the Pamburn bill south of
town Wednesday forenoon, when the
wagon brake did not hold and the
team be, was driving got beyond
CThTTudian was driviug four horses
to a load of wheat, which, be was
bauiing for Pave Bouiferl'be bill,
while not a long one, is quite steep,
gam Pambuin, who witnessed the
fatal aooident says the Indian held
tbe team in the road after the wagon
forced tbe horses into a run, and he
leaned over as if to grasp tbe brake
to set it. At that instant he lurohed
out of the seat to tbe ground, striking
on bis bead. Tbe wagon passed over
one band Tbe victim died in about 15
minutes after the fall.
Tbe wheel horses fell and were
dragged for a considerable distance,
one horse being badly crippled. .
A Qerinaq lady sends tbe following
diphtheria remedy to tbe Portland
"Pot erinal nnantitiea of Dine tar
and turpentine in a tin cup or equally
ggod reoeptaole, and piaoe on tne
eto ve where it will slowly simmer or
fiy. Shut all the doors and windows
and bring in tbe patient and lot bim
inbale tbe fumes for an hour or more,
according to the severity of the case.
I cured a very sore throat with that
method in five minutes. For several
days tbe sensation in my tbioat was
delightfully pleasant I also oured a
severe oase of sore throat iu a fine
calf I own. Tbe calf simply put its
nose in tbe oan and seemed to enjoy
II. fj. CASE ELECTED
Comes From Kalama, Wash., Where
He Has Been Head of High
School for Three Years.
Portland Fears Plague.
Dan MoCarty, a garbage colleotor
who resided at the west end of the
Willamette bridge of the Northern
Paoiflo, at Portlaud where he owned
a duck ranob died Sunday after giving
strong evidenoe of having been at
tacked by bubonio plague. MoCarty
had beeu engaged for some time iu
collecting garbage in 'the city aud liv
ed not far from tbe huge pile of
rotting refuse whioh adorns tbe
vioinity of tbe garbage crematory. He
was suddenly taken siok a few days
ago and died. Dr. E. P. Geary, tbe
county pbysioian, was called, and
after an examination, decided that the
symptons so nearly pointed to bubonio
plague that be ordered that the re
mains be cremated and every precau
tion taken to guard against a possible
spread of tbe disease.
AOAMS MARSHAL SHOT 111
Jim White. Full Blood, Was Drurk
Tbe school board this morning met
and eleoted Professor H. G. Case of
Ealama, Wash., to the to the ofRoe
of prinoipal of tbe Athena High
Word was received from Prof.
Howard that be was unable to obtain
bis release from North Yakima, and
he board considered three applica
tions, those of Prof. A. L. Clark, for
nineteen years at Astoria; Prof. Corey
of Colorado, wbo is in tbe city today,
and Prof. Case, wbo was tbe success
Prof. Case was iu tbe city Saturday
and made formal application for the
position. He has teen prinoipnl of
tbe Kalama high sobooi for three
years, and was reelected for this year.
Tbe newly eleoted ptincipal is 38
years of age, is a graduate of two
colleges,' and has had 15 years' exper
ience as principal and superintendent
of sohools iu the middle west. He
has a wife and live children and is a
member in high standing of several
Jim White, a drunken Indian, was
shot twice by Marshal . Owens of
Adams Monday afternoon and be
may die from the injuries received.
He was shot while trying to esoape
arrest. One of the shots took effect
in tbe leg and tbe other in bis back.
His horse was also shot by the
For several days past White bad
been lying around Adams i i a drunk
en condition. Monday morning tbe
marshal undertook to place bim
under arrest aud tbe Indian resisted.
Be.drew a knife with wbiob he start
ed to attaok tbe oflioer. Thereupon
Marshal Owen hit bim with bis billy.
However tbe Indian succeeded in
getting away and was'leaviug .town.
Seottfing ad assistant in - Henry
Brewster tbe marshal then took after
White again and found him just as
the Indian was leaving town. He
called to White to stop and when tbe
Indian refused be began firing at bim
The Indian then fell from bis horse
and was taken. Tbe horse was found
dead a short distanoe down tbe road.
White, although badly wounded
was taken from Adams to his borne on
the reservation, Tuesday. The Indian
is. widely known as a rider of booking
horses, and was one of tbe pernor
pants in tbe contests in this city dur
ing tbe spring pionios.
' Mormons at John Day.
Canyou City Eagle: The iudioa
tions are that tbb Mormons will ap
propriate tbe John Day valley. In
doing this tbey show their sagaoity.
For tbeii colony tbey have piuked on
tbe very garden spot of eastern Ore
gon, and it is needless to call attention
to tbe faot that tbey will make it
bloom as nature intended that it
should. These people have many
obaraoteristios worthy of emulation.
They are intensely industrious; tbey
are thrifty; they are sober, and tbey
attend to their own business.
Tbe county clerk's records show
that marriage licenses were issued
this week to Walter P. Reimau and
Miss Olive Jones, both of this oounty,
and to Andrew Boltezore of Walla
Walla and Miss Mary Smith of this
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WALLA WALLA MAN SUICIDE
Coroner Decides That Jacob Burger
That Jacob Burger, "Dutob Jake"
of Walla Walla came to bis death by
a self-inflicted wound was tbe verdict
of the coroner's jury at Pomeroy
after investigating the ciroumstauces
surrounding tbe death. Tbe body
was found lying with a rifle by bis
side, tbe left side of tbe faoe shattered
by a bullet whioh had entered at the
lower part of tbe jaw ranging upward
and baokward and passing through
the top of tbe head, within a short
distance of tbe smoldering ruins of
tbe house aud barn ou tbe farm of Fred
Lauer, eight miles west of Pomeroy.
A coroner's inquest developed no
evidence of foul play aud a verdiot
was given that Burger shot and killed
himself. The shoe nd eook had been
removed from tbe right foot, and it is
evident that Burger after plaoing tbe
muzzle of the gun under bis jaw, dis
charged it with a downward pressure
of one toe on tbe trigger.
He is supposed to have set lire to
tbe house and barn. Partly burned
piles of straw in two small out build
ings were found, indicating tbat an
attempt bad been made to burn tbem.
Burger was 03 years of age, single and
lived alone on the Lauer place, of
which he bad charge.
Christian Church Announcements.
Begular services will be held next
Sunday. Snnday School at 10 a. m.
Preaching and communion services at
11 a. m. Preaching again at 8 p. m.
Don't forget the Lord's bouse during
- Died at Walla Walla.
Truman, only son of Mr. aud Mrs.
O. S. Barnes, meution of whose illness
was made iu the Press last week,
died Monday at the hospital in Walla
Walla where he was taken for treat
ment. At the time of death the boy
was 11 years 8 months aud 7 days.
Tbe funeral was held from tbe Bap
tist oburob in this oity, Tuesday
Chief to Washington,
Chief No-Shirt does not believe the
government has ordered highways
opened across the reservation and is
going to tbe National capitol, to
interview the "great white father"
personally. No-Sbirt will also in
vestigate tbe leaaon why tbe Indians
have not beeu paid tbeir apportion
ment of Indian f nnds.
SHE HAS TENDER CONSCIENCE
Miss Irene Holt Feels the Lord Calls on
Her for Apology.
By letter the Press is requested to
assist Miss Irene Holt, a lady book
canvasser, to get right with tbe Lord.
It appears that while selling books in
Athena, Miss Bolt iudulged in a minor
pretense, wbiob did not set well wi'b
ber conscience. Heuoe tbe following
To Whom It May Concern:
I feel tbat tbe Lord is calling me to
make an apology to all tbose to whom
I showed tbe book, "Heralds of tbe
Morning," for which I have canvass
ed in Athena.
On page 218 is shown the military
standing of tbe different nations be
tween 1869 and 1902. Fearing tbat
it would be thought an old book I
kept tbe date "1902" covered with my
finger when I came to tbat puge.
sometimes also drew my thumb across
tbe price of sample in tbe back tbat
was intended to show tbe size or back
of tbe book to impress tbem with tbe
size without speaking as tbe sample
was somewhat wider than tbe actual
size of tbe book and did not wish to
falsity by speaking, but tbe action
was just as much a fault as the word.
I also said in most oases that tbat
was the size of tbe book, but the
book is not so large, quite These are
tbe things I wish to apologize for.
Yours very truly,
IRENE Z. HOLT.
the 0. R. & N. Tbe cause of Walsh's
resignation is not known. Neither
are bis plaus for the future. His
position, however, is to be filled by
William Connolly, formerly assistant
snperintendent of the Oregon division.
J. D. Matbeson, trainmaster at La
Grande, has been promoted to the
position of assistant superintendent
of tbe Oregon division.
New Irrigation System.
. A gasoline- pumping plant to irri
gate 70 acres of alfalfa,- has just been
installed on the county poor farm
west of town, and is now in operation.
Water to irrigate for the first aud
second orops is secured from MoKay
creek, but owiug to tbe low stage of
the water in that stream, it became
necessary to devise some means of
seouring water for a third crop and
tbe gasoline pump was installed at
the big spring on the farm. Tbe
engine is a 12-horse-powder Alamo
aud tbe six iooh cylinder pump has
a capaoity of 1000 gallons per miuute.
V Smut Explosion.
"smut was the cause of au explosion
aud fire wbiob destroyed tbe station
ary threshing outfit owned by Mariou
Jaok, Tuesday morning. Tbe aooident
oooured about 11 o'oiook on a farm
about a mile south of Adams and
everything but the engine was burn
ed. The machine was insured.
Has No Effect On Other Wells In That
Tbe Walla Walla TJnion gives the
following aocount oouoerniug the latest
Following quickly ou the news
tbat a new artesian well flowing 600
gallons to tbe minute had been
brought in" on the Blalook fruit farm
comes word from College Place that
Friday afternoon water was struck by
those putting down a well on the
grounds of Walla Walla college, says
the Union. The water is now gushing
four feet in tbe air. It wus only a
question of a few minutes until the
earth about the well was flooded to a
depth of several feot. The fire in the
engine was put our and there was a
regular river ooursing its way through
valleys to tbe Walla Walla river.
Late last night laborers were still
working trying to cap tbe flow, whioh
is one of the largest struck iu tbe
valley. Word from tbe Blalook farm
last night was to the effect that the
new well was not affecting the flow
of water in any of tbe wells on tbat
farm. This is almost unparalleled as
iu many instances where a second
artesian well is put down tbe flow
from tbe first one is weakened con
siderably. There was no indication of water
iu the well "brought in" yesterday
aud tbe men were, pounding away in
rook almost as hard as fllut when sud
denly tbey broke through into the
the pooket and the water gushed up.
So foroeful was the flow tbat tbe
tools were lifted from tbe well and it
was impossible to sink tbem. Pieces
of rook as large as a medium sized
pebble were thrown to tbo surface.
Typhoid Kills Englishman.
John Robinson, a young English
man, died at St. Anthony's hospital
iu Pendleton last Saturday. He was
a stranger but bad a obum working
in tbe nearby harvest fields. Efforts
are now being made to Jooate bim.
MYRTLE GREEK'S LUCKY
Death of Monroe Hicks.
Monroe Hicks, wbo died at Milton
last Friday as tbe result of blood
poisoning, bad been a resident of
Umatilla county for over 10 years.
He crossed tbe plains to Oregon
when but one year old. 'I be family
first settled on tne Umatilla river
below Pendleton. Later tbey moved
to Pilot Rock and in 1881 tbe deceas
ed moved to Weston where be resided
nntil last fall, when be moved to Mil
ton. He is survived by bis wife and
three children, ranging in age from
two to 13 years. Ho was not a mem
ber of any lodge but was a life long
member of the M. E. church.
Mountain Sabbath School.
Last Sunday at tbe MoDougall camp,
Sunday Sobooi services were conduct
ed by Mr. and Mrs. Cbas. Betts of
this city. A class of over thirty at
tended tbe services.
The resignation of Thomas Walsh
as superintendent of tbe Washington
division is responsible for a number of
tft'lftr changes ra tbra doicial lis! ci
Isador Selig May Choose Valuable Claim
Isador Selig, wbose name was tbe
first drawn at tbe Coeur d'Alene
Indian reservation land drawing has
been oonduoting a billiard hall and
confeotionery store at Myrtle Creek
for about three years. He was not
in affluent circumstances, bis business
netting bim only a fair livlibood. He
is married and has a son abont 3 yeurs
old. Isador Selig is a son of Simon
Selig, an old merchant of that place,
and a brother of N. Selig, a merchant
of Canyonville and Myrtle Creek,
Isador Selig's first obauoo to draw
homestead from tbe 1500 comprised
in the Coenr d'Alene reservation
lands, in wbiob are tbe choicest
claims is conservatively estimated to
be worth $50,000. As in tbe cose .
of Oklahoma City, in tbo noted Chero
kee "Strip" rush, a oity of magnitude
will rise in the Coeur d'Alene reser
vation as a result of the influx of
thousands of settlers to that and tbo
Spokane aud Flathead reservations.
Selig, by oareful selection, may
choose a future townsite.
Stanficld is Dooming.
Btanfield, located iu tbe west end
of tbe county, now gives promiso of
being quite a little oity. A new con
crete bank building wbiob will cost
over $0000, is abont completed, be
sides numerous other business bouses
and residences. The streets of the
town will be improved, oonorete walks
b built through the business district,
aud water works nod sewerage pro