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cATHENA. ORE.. AUGUST 13.. 190?
The knocker ia knocked by bis own
koookiug, comments the Canyon City
Eagle. "Knock and it shall be open
ed nuto yon" was not spoken for tbe
knocker. 'Ibis was meant for the
eeeker. There never was a knocker
who was a seeker, and seekers don't
knooK. A knocker is a cross between
a failure and a crime. He has no
hope in himself, nor faith in anybody
else,. He is a moral wart destined
to sizzle in sulphur. Into the bine
dome of heaven he looks, sees the
reflection of himself and knocks tbe
stars. His own image he sees in crys
tal waters, and he knocks nature for
supplying bum water. In the shim
mer of the moonbeam be sees his own
self -despised form silhouetted against
the mightiest works of man and he
condemns all. Wherever he moves
be leaves a Blimey trail like the path
of a snail, and when at last he reaches
his eternal bed of brimstone, above
all of the din of tbe wailing and
gnashing of teeth will be beard tbe
clarion knook of the biped who will
not even seo any good in bis ilk being
toasted on the prong of a one tine
A movement has beeu started iu
Boston by Mrs. Ulendower Evans, a
well-known club-woman, to establish
a pension bank for spinsters, whiob,
she believes, will do away with mer
cenary marriages, penniless spinsters,
worry about busbands and jokes
about old maids. She has presented
hor plans to the members of the
Massachusetts iusuranoe commission,
and has interested many clubwomen
iu her projeot. Her first problem was
to determine the age of the spinster,
and after careful deliberations she
decided that it begins at 40 years.
Before that age, she says, a woman
has good ohanoes of matrimony. A
depositor, however, may open an ao
count with the iusuranoe bank as
. early in life as she pleases, and if she
marries before she is 40, she receives
a goodly sum to start housekeeping
with. If she remains unmarried, she
retains her bank account and at 50
begins to reoeive a regular annuity.
If a woman deoides to marry after
reaohing 40, she gets her money back
The waste wood heap oontinuos to
diminish and pass away. A Massa
chusetts manufacturer of brushes
reoently made a disoovery in Maine
whiob supplied him with material
exaotly suited to his purpose. He
went to the Piue Tree State to buy
wood for tbe backs of hair brushes
and the handlos of shaving brushes,
and obauoed to visit the yards of a
spool' maker who was using white
biroh. The spool man took the white
part of tbe wood ouly, and was throw
ing away the red hoaits. Thousands
of ootds have boon burned or dumped
iu tbe lake to be rid of it. The red
hearts were exaotly what tho brush
maker wanted, and at little more
tban tbe expense of freight he suppli
ed his f aotory. This is typical of the
trend of manufacturing. Waste of
wood is still great, but it is decreas
ing. What one factory can not use,
another turns to profit.
That not all or even most of the
ingenuity of man is directed to tbe
invention of dreadnaughts and death
dealing engines of war we are con
stantly having gratifying proof. Very
reoently two great engineering feat!
constructed for the benefit of mankind
have caused wide spread interest.
One is tbe great Gunnison tunnel by
wbioh an immense area of arid soil
iu Colorado will be irrigated end
thereby transformed into a land of
plenty. Tbe other is the vast break
water at Galveston by wbioh tbe
inhabitants of that city have so lately
been saved a repetition of the terrible
disaster of 1900.
This is tne time of the year when
tbe wide-awake merchant is hustling
for trade. There is not an idle man in
the country, the teams are all busy
and harvesting will soon be drawing
to a olose. This means that there
will be cash in circulation and that
the mau who offers inducements will
get it. By inducements we might
add that tbe right kind of goods at
tbe right prices will bring tbe trade
and the best way to acquaint tbe pub
lic with these things is through tbe
medium of printer's ink.
Efforts are being made to have tbe
Denver Council secure ILe Jeffries
Jobnson prize fight. One member
asserts that it has more impoitant
matters to consider tban the promo
tion of prize fights, but tbe promotor
insists that be is siaoere in bis state
ment that it will benefit tho city and
has made tbe council give him attention.
The United States has been singu
larly backward in claiming its share
of South Amerioan trade. Our manu
facturers have not realized that
Buenos Ayres with its 1,150,000 in
habitants has a larger population tban
any city in the Latin countries of
Europe and Bio with 800,000 people is
not far behind.
In New York a mau shot at another,
tbe bullet passing tbrougb both oheeks
but lie will not be prosecuted beoause
the ball removed an aching tooth
which bad been bothering the injured
mau. It is safe to bet thut be will
not have the next aohing tooth remov
ed in this fashion.
Luther Burbank, long kuown as tbe
wizard of the botanical kingdom, is
now branded by the Pasadena Gar
deners' association as a nature fakor.
But iu India a wizard is called a fakir
so it comes around to tbe same title
Commercialism and art do not seem
to jiba very well. Penny iu the slot
maohines will uot take the new Lin
coln pennies as they are too tbiok.
And yet the pennies were hailed as
triumphs of art. So were the St.
Gaudens gold pieces.
Shipping corn to tbe United States
from the Orient seems almost like
carrying coals to Newcastle, but re
ports fiom Seattle show that it is be
It is almost a question whether it
is not better to endure the rheumatio
pains rather tb.au tbe stings of the
bees as did tbe California man.
LADIES H GH CLASS SUITS ALL
BEST TAILORED SUITS FOR, A SONG
$17.50 Tailored Suitsreduce to $11.50
84 of the very best $17.50 iu pauama Serges and Fancy Suiting 80 aud S3
in. coats finished plain or with braid, go on sale at this
phenomenal low prioe. Alternations free.
$30 Tailored Suits, reduced to $21.50
?0 of our very best 30 suits striotly all wool niau-tailored garments of
tbe highest class, go oujsalo at the extreme low ptloe
All suits up to $45 reduced to $37.50. There are 70 of these elegant
suitsiu tho most popular. spriug styles aud nil
go on sale at the reduced price of
Mens new ppring'euita at half prioe
THE PEOPLES WAREHOUSE
Where it pays to trade.
. The move to stop gambling on base-1
ball games deserves support. Baseball '
is one of the few games untainted by ,
betting and should - be kept that way. I
It uow has the support of -all with
gambling tbe big feature it would get ,
tbe backing of but a small per cent.
After several years coast lumbermen
have succeeded in making tbe railroad
companies accept their weight of lum
ber instead' of weighing it when it
reaches its destination. They object
to paying for tbe rain and snow which
If you must swing the hammer, use j
it to drive nails and help build up,
not to destroy and tear down.
Colic, Cholera and
Can elwai's be depended upon.
Durii the trimmer months children
are subject to Iwwel disorders and should
receive th3 most careful attention. As
soon as any tmnatnral looseness of tho
bowels U noticed Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhea, Remedy should be
given. Costs but 25 cents a bottle, and
it ia economy to always keep a bottle
handy. You do not know when it may
be needed, but when yon do want it you
want it badly. Get a bottle today.
What is a Business Education
It is what every man and woman with
aspirations must have. It is sometimes
secured in the business world but at a
high cost and late in life. Get yours at
The Blair Business College
Cor First Avenue and Madison St.
Write us and we will send a catalogue
and full explanation,
Seared With a Hot Iron,
or scalded by overturned kettle cut
with a knife bruised by slammed
door injured by gun or in any other
way tbe thing needed at once is
Buoklen's Arnioa Salve to subdue
incarnation and kill the pain. It's
earth's supreme healer, infallible foi
boils, ulcors, fevei sores, Eczema and
piles. 25c at all druggists.
The county clerk's records show
that marriage licenses were issued
this week to Walter P. Beiman and
Miss Olive Jones, both of this county,
and to Andrew Boltezore of Walla
Walla aud Miss Mary Smith of this
c7W. E. CHURCH SERVICES.
Satbath Sobool, 10 a. in., Mrs. E.
M. Smith Superintendent.
Epworth League, 7:15 p. nr., Fred
Preaobiug 11a. m. and 7:30 p.m. !
Ladies Aid Society .Wednesday after
noon, Mrs. H. O. Woithington Presi
dent. Prayer meeting Thursday 8.00 p. m.
Choir praotice Friday 7:iJ0 p. m
C. W. Geiszler, '
Washington's Plague Spots
lie iu the low, marshy bottoms of tbe
Potomac, tbe breeding ground of
malatia germs. These germs cause
chills, fever and ague, biliousness,
jaundice, lassitude, weakness and gen
eral debility and bring suffering or
death to thousands yearly. But Eleo
tiio Bitters never fail to destroy tbem
and cure malaria troubles. "They
are the. best all-round tonio and oure
for malaria I ever used," writesR. M.
James, of Louellen, S. O. They oure
Stomach, Liver, Kiduey and Blood
Troubles and will prevent Typhoid.
Try them, 50a. Guaranteed by all
Ageuts Wanted, iu every town ior
the Steel Adjustable Hameless Horse
collars. No pads, names, or straps,
can use with any kind of tug attach
ments. Will not gall horse or wear
out Will not corrode or rust. Prioe
$0 eaob. Ask your dealer. Write
for litorature. Address,
Nelson Wilber Company,
'Twas a Glorious Victory.
There's rejoicing ia Fedora, Teun.
A man's life has been saved, and now
Dr. King's New Disoovery is tbe talk
of the town for curing C. V. Pepper
of deadly long hemorrhages. "I
could uot work nor get about," be
writes, "aud the doctors did me uo
good, bat, after using Dr. King's New
Discovery three weeks, I feel like a
now man, aud cau do good work
again." For weak, sore or diseased
lungs, coughs and colds, hemorrhages,
hay fever, lagrippe, asthma or any
Bronchial attectiou it stands unrival
ed. Prioe COo and $1.. Trial Bottle
free. Sold and guaranteed by all
Great Closing Out Sale of Harvest Dishes
mn ii ws;.
All plates, cups and saucers and glassware must go
regardless of cost to make room for a new line of china
ware to arrive soon.
MEN'S FURNISHINGS, the largest and best line we have ever had.
Shirts from 65c to $3.00
Mens Socks from 5c to 60c
Mens Belts from 50c to 75c
Suspenders from 25c to 75c
ALL KINDS OF -UNDERWEAR
Mens Straw Hats 10c to $3
Harvest Hats v 10c to 75c
Mens Felt Hats $2.00 to $3
Automobile Caps $1.50
WEAR THE FAMOUS LONGFELLOW SHIRTS
Just the best shoes
Ask the best dealer
our 10 cent
T. fitfi. Tag g art
Athena, Oregon -
NO POISONS. CONFORMS TO NATIONAL PURE FOOD AND DRUG LAW.
Th Original Laxativa Cough Syrup containing Honey and Tar. Art Improvement over all Cough,
Lung and Bronchial Remedies. Pleasant to the taste and good llke for young and old. All cough
syrups containing opiates constipate the bowels. Bee's LaxatWe Honey and Tar moves the bowels
and contains no opiates. Prepared by PINE-VLB MEDICINE COMPANY. CHICAGO. V. 6. A.
.Barber Shop .
for Face and Scalp.
Shop North Side Main
Street, Athena, Ore.
ST. NICHOLS HOTEL
J. E. FROOME, prop.
Only First-class Hotel in
I the City.
THE ST. NICHOLS :
la tbe only oue that can accommodate
Canbereeomended for Its clean and
well ventilated room.
L Cob. Mais A5dThid, ATsm.Or.
Foley's Honey and Tar
(or childnraS2fe.sifrc iVo opiates.
-The Old Standby"
THE AMERICAN NATIONAL BANK
Formerly the Pendleton Savings Bank
With which has been Consolidated The Commercial National
Bank of Pendleton; Total Resoursea a Million and a Half.
Capital, Surplus and Profits, Nearly
4 per cent Interest
Paid on Time Deposits, Safe Deposit Boxes for Rent
T, J. MORRIS, President, A. D. SLOAN, Vice-President,
W. L. THOMPSON, Cashier, T. G. MONTGOMERY, As't. Cashier,
W. S. BADLEY, Ass't Cashier. V
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