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VOLUME XXIII. V
ATTIENA, UMATILLA COUNTY. OREGON. FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 1911.
First. Class Household
Sole takes .place ; Monday, . January
9th, & p. m. at; the Colbern house.
T; M. TAGGART. -Athena, Ore.
DELAY MEANS LOSS
Riparian Rights and Easements in Um
atilla Project Forfeited If r
Year Goes By.
fp. S. Le GROW, President, -i
,H. KOEPKB Vicer-President,"
' ED. K KOONTZ, Cashier;
'E. A. ZEKBA, Asa't Cashier.
IL KOEPKE, F. S. Le GROW,
s. f.' wilson; e. e. koojstz,
I M. L. WATTS. - , , ,
FX H A I
- . 1 OF. ATHENA
CAPITAL STOCK. $50,000 .... ... SURPLUS, $35,000
' The only reafh&rd thin? about a bank .account is the starting.. When
once started it's like a snow ball. Roll it gently and it gets larger and larger, H
ftlnlost without you noticing it. Once you get into the habit of depositing a j
certain sum'each week or month, you'll see the advantage, , . . ' T "
iCTT'i CiL 3
Tur;i f -F:uM LUMBER CO.
Liiiuber, Sliil Work and all Kinds of
PAINTS, OILS AND VARNISHES
Posts and Blacksmith coal
A. II. Johnson, Manager
mty meat mamet
WM. JAMIESON, Prop.
NORTH SIDE OF MAIN STREET 1
Oregon's senatorial delegation will
join In urging President Taft to make
changes in tbe allotment of $20,000,
000 for irrigation, bo that Oregon oan
get $2,925,000 for reclamation work,
instead of the $025,000 apportioned.
George F. Johnson, chairman of thai
promotion committee of tbe Portland;
com meioial club tells tbe Journal tbalj
prospects for an additional appropria
tion seemed bright Not only did Mr.
Johnson ' and other members of tbe
committee telegraph to President Taft,
nrging bin! tn nhnnge the allotment,
but sent dispatches to J. J. Bill,' tinad
of tbe Hill system; Howard Elliott,
president of tha Northern PaoiDo and
Judge Lovett, bead of tbe Harriman
- That delay will be fatal to the west
extension' of the Umatilla projoot,
for whioh the additional $2,000,000
is asked, is one of tbe strongest argu
ments advanced by business men of
Portland and Oregon. They assert that
even a year's delay would . mean the
forfeiting of thousands of dollars
worth of riparian rights and easements
obtained when the projeot seemed as
sured. . . '. , ' '
"wo wroneous impressions have
gone abroad regarding tbe Umatilla
project," said Mr. Johnson. ' "One id
that tbe board of army engineers re
jected, the project. As a matter of
faot.'eaoh member of tbe board ap
proved and favored the scheme. With
the army board it was a question of
money; there was not enough to 80
around, so tbey cdt Oregon short. . -
"Then it has been erroneously given
ont that tbe Umatilla projeot is a
new work, and is therefore held up
beoause the law prohibiting tbe start
ing of any new reclamation schemes
applies to it. . In truth. 1;he projeot
in question is merely, an extension of
the projeot now under way, ';
, "The Umatilla project is one of the
sreatest and most important in tbe
oenntry. By the expenditure of $2
000,000, land worth $12,000,000 whioh
is now being held by the government,
will be turned over to the rblio. Not
"only will the land immediaU'ly under
iue west exiecHiou ub bubuu: ( wui
about 40,000 aore on tbe high v lands
of the Columbia river basin and pos
sibly about 800.00QI acres in tbe John
Day section micbt later, be puC under
water. A . ' ' '
', "The money arrroP"ate' or red9
matio.) in Oremn woold do no more
i than about ogie'Ho. t!ie Ji! ..ath and
j Malheur projects Riid'jvcuU i jve the
west extension of the Unv i:' project
' "We believe it most isnnortant that
work on the west end of ti e Umatilla
projeot proceed with all poasibre rap
idiry. Therprojeat would be 'of ,im
measurable benefit to Portland and
to all Oregon, Produce from the
Umatilla seotion comes iu'o tbe mar
ket from two to three weeks before
cbat from other regions. Tdat is a
great advantage.'' ,
", Series'of Sermons.
" A scries of sermons will be preaohed
in the Methodist pulpit . .on Sunday
mornings, on ''Bible Standard of "the
Christian Religion." - We firmly be
lieve that scriptural methods will
bring scriptural results, and that God,
who .wrought mightily in the past
will do so as well in this age of tbe
-world. Tbe eerie will begin . Sunday
morning with a sermon from the top
ic "'The Bible;" evening, "Excuses."
Thomas Lawson. ,
readers desires to go with . him they
will be weioome. Tbe party vwill be
gone three weeks, going east over tba
Canadian Pool 8 o Railway to Minne
apolis and St. Paul, -Madison, Wis.,
Cincinnati, Louisville. Birmingham
and arriving at New Orleans in lime
to enjoy tbe three test days of the
Mardi Gras.the. finest pageant of ,, its
kind in tbe world. This is not a sub
scription soheme, but a trip which
Mr. Bates makes every year to adver
tise Oregon.- The oost is $300, which
oovers every expense from start to fin
ish in a private oar. Mr. Bates etates
that if any' ono would like to go from
thi8 0ounty. be will expeot them to
bring as much descriptive literature of
our resources as our oommeroiai or
ganizations will furnish for distribu
tion, as the main purpose of tba trip is
to advertise our resouroes and on for
mer trips be has obtained thousands of
dollars worMi of putlioity for Oregon
wbiob has resulted-in hntidreda of
nomeseekers locating in tbe state.
PEPS IS 111
Appointment to Judgeship Cornea to
Present District AttorneyHis
Successor Not Yet Named, V
,The E;?t Meat to be found in Town. Come, and see
. me. . I will treat you right.
WM. JAMIESON, ATHENA, OREGON
They Overwhelmingly Outnumber the
, Divorce Decrees During 1910. ,
Who Wants to Go?
Every year Phil Bates, publisher of
the Paoiflo Northwest, at Portland,
takes a oar load of young ladies back
east to' advertise the state and be is
now trying to complete a party that is
to leave Portland on February 15tb.
Be writes us stating that if any of our
If anyone, says the East Oregonian,
thinks that the institution of divoroe
is becoming more popular in Umatilla
oouuty than is the institution of mar
riage, they have but to consult tbe
records in the office of the county
clerk to be undeceived. These records
show that doring tbe year 1910, S3
deorees for divorce were handed down
in the looal conrt while 248 oouples
successfully applied for lioenses to be
joined in the holy bonds of matri
mony. This would seem to indicate
that the god of love still holds the bal
anoe of power in this section of the
state and that the divinity of marital
discord, despite the new ally he has
fonnd in the affinity germ, is still but
of secondary influence. These fig
ures show that during the past year
there has been a deoided falling off
in the number of divorces and a de
oided increase in the number of mar
riages. Lawyers in the oity do not at
tempt to explain the reason for the
former fact, but they do declare that
tbe stringency of the Washington law
has greatly swelled tbe marriage fees
of this county and it is a fact that n
considerable number of Walla Walla
people have secured their lioenses in
Pendleton. December was th'e banner
month for tbe oulmination of ro
mances, as there were 83 lioenses is
sued during that month, an average of
more than one each day. This would
seem to disprove the theory so pop
ular among poets and bards tbat the
amorous passions and emotions of man
kind hibernate during the winter to
awake from their long slumber with
increased activity in the spring,
whioh theory was responsible for
those oft quoted lines, "In the spring
a young man's fancy lightly turns to
thoughts of love." However, ttere is
some substantiation for that theory in
tbe faot tbat May ranks second in the
calender in the number of passports
issued to the port of conjugal fe
licity, 25 having been granted. Nov
ember is tbe third with 24 while June
and Ootober tie with 23 apinoe. Tbe
toliowing are the numbers granted jn
tbe other months: ' January, 14; Feb
ruary,' 15 March, 15; April, 18; July,
10; August, 18 and September, 21.
' Following is the report of school
District No. 52, for tbe month begin
ning Deo. 6 and ending Deo. 80: Num
ber of days tangbt,-15; Number of pu
pils enrolled, 10;-pupils who were
neither absent or tardy and are espec
ially notod for good scholarship are as
follows; Oneita Jackson,' Elsie Walk
er, Ralph Richmond,' Roy Kishtnond,
Clay Jaokson, Henry Zoland and Ellis
Hopper. Visitors for the month are,
F. J. Jaokson, E. H. Koo;.k. Harold
Jaokson, Ruth Jaokson, ,E. H. Rich
mond, .Lowell Richmond, Mrs. E? U.
Richmond, Mrs, F. J.- Jac'ou, 3Ity
Richmond, aud Kathleen Stevenson,
Lillian Dowos-Dohson, Teact-cr'., ..
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CATERERS TO THE PUBLIC IN
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Athena, Oregon !r3
Distriot Attorney G. W. Phelps has
been appouted judge of the Sixth ju
dicial district, by Aoting Govctuor
Bowerman. . It has been known for
some time tbt Phelps stood tbe '.-best
chance of receiving the appointment
ovr others catering to tbe office.
Tbe new judge was eleoted district
attorney in 1904 against J. H. Haley,
having defeated John MoConrt, pres
ent United States distriot attorney for
the nomination in the republican con
vention. . Previously. Mr. , Phelps
served he legislature as joint rep
resentative from . Umatilla and Mor
row counties, defeating W. F. Mat
lock, tbe democratic candidate in 1002.
He was re-elected distriot attorney In
1909 and had two years to serve when
appointed judge. "' "
There are several applicants for Mr.
Phelps' unexpired term of distriot
attorney, prominent among whom is
Homer I. Watts of this oity. ' It is said
tbat the fight waged by the aspirants
for this appointment has become so hot
and complicated that Bowerman is on
the eve of being forced to give the
plnm to a demoorat. ,
Sam Van Vaotor, of Heppner, a
leading demoorat and a lawyer of con
sideratle ability, who is a personal
friend of Bowerman's, is liable to be
the compromise candidate through
whose selection the aoting governor
would endeavor to quell the strife now
existing among the republican aspir
ants. . ..
tbe approximate oost ptr acre bciori
proceeding with T;he work.
It is understood that Wp'.am Mao- -Kenzie
will visit North "Yakima to '
consult with the engineer, H, F. Mar- '
pie, in charge of tho project. Id order
to seoure tbe modified plan and esti- ,
mate. When this is done another
meeting of the oommitteo will be held
and the nature of the oontraot deter- .
mined. ; . -
FOSTH. BANKS IN OPERATION
' , ' ' , St ".
Forty-six Exneriment Offices Opened
For Business This Week. .
. ' Church Officials Elected.. .
Tbe Sunday sobool board of the
M. E. ohuroh met Deoember 29 for
tbe purpose of electing offioers for the
ensuing year, The officers eleoted are
ht - follows: Superintendent, MrB.
Mary Wort hiogt on; assistant, Miss
Mattie Coppock ; seoretary, Kuth Stew
art; assistant, Ruth Dickenron; Trea-.
surer,- Wisa Coppook; librarian, Wes
ley Tompkins; organist, Emery. Wor
tbington; assistant, Mrs. Charles May,
xeaoners elected were: Bible class,'
Fred Koontz; young people's olaaa,
Hugh Wortbington; intermediate class
Mrs. Tbos. Lawson; primary, Mrs. R
E. Stewart. - Both Stewart, Seo.
The End. Caused Bv pneumI.S.Came , .
Saturday Night. : ( '
After havine been ill for '.several
days with pneumonia, B. C - Kidder,
died at his home in this city Unrday
night, aged 70 years. . )
mu .ii 1.1 ... i. . ail
XUO uiu KUUbiauiau una uoau iu in
hnnth for nomaitime and tomnliea- -v
tiona incident to old age made his '
battle for life a feeble one when
became affiioted with a sevufe
which soon develop d intc 1 r
Mr. Kiddar hud l i -
Athena IU .cvt- & y
city to rr
New County Ofllcials. -; . V
"Jim" Malouey is now county jodjze
He assumed the dulir-s of tbe ofHce
Tuesday morning. , T hs first, term of
conrt undr tbe r.aw judxe began
vVertneaday morniog. when H.- N.
C'ockbnrn, tbe cywly elfctted oonaty
coiBirjitmionor wus swora into 1 officii.
Bon Bnrroogbi, the now county .re
corder, Vv'sis at bta of?i(je ready to tran
sact bnninc-it. Tuesday moaning. ;Tho
ubw Oilnilnis Lave been receiving con
gratulations from their ri.-aoy Irioii!,
annng tne ween.
Reporting tut slight business the
first postal savings bank in Oregon
opened at. Klamath Fa 11a Tuesday
morning. , v
Following years of publio agitation
and discussion, postal savings banks in
the United States became an accom
plished fact Toesday with the opening
of forty-six trial banks, one in each
state and territory of' the Union. .
These banks are of experimental
character and are intended to try out
the system. .1 he results will be close
ly followed by tbe officials of tbe post-'
office department with a view to mak
ing any changes in tbe regulations and
forms as may be deemed necessary I
fore the system is generally i intro
duced throughout tbe country. . ' .;,
All of the experimental banks are in
postoflloes of the seooud olass tind in
localities where tbe oond'.aoiH -are
believecl to be exceptionally favorabla
tor tbe development of a postal sav
ings business. .
; Several of tbe offloes selected are
in communities inhabited by foreign
born jAmerioaus who are feuiuu!;i
annually considerable sums of money
to their native oonntry by posnil
money orders. Much of tcis rr-xney,
it is believed, will be kept ia tit
United States through the morlin' i (
tbe postal savings bank. v
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Estimates to fie Secured for Irricating
5000 Acres Near Pine Creek. 1
unitni . s
votoi hia t"
tralinx. '- !
Wour' '. '.'j,
cf artists Rr
his tyn. l. -tvi
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f i i - iox tho "fti
; vi him on
y cf that.
. wi . r tif r.
than oiuMuaiy i ,".',r.!tl at i a r.
in'bis early his '"uuaoUd a nc
tBper. lie setvea tnrougn tuo w,:r t
.with his family oame to the cor
1888. ., . i , -
Funeral services were ooudnoted
tbe vesidenee' Monday afternoon
Rev. Thomas Lawson, of the M.
oburob, intsrment taking plaoe
The live ones in and around Vv IojI
are working hard to iccire t-.emta ia
tho proposed Pine C;". !c irrigatiun
projoot The lea.irr gnys
The eominitftto (4 irmers huvii ia
charge tba drafting of a contract for
tbe Piua Creuk inK .tion project mot
Monday and devoted c-ufllderablo lime
to diHOUHhion cf this iu,'!oi taut matter.
The mt'Oting was harmonions and, en-oonraging.-
Tbe mutter of tbe cint' was cuti
sidorod a vital one, in crdr tbat it
may bs approximatitlv determined just
what tbe pro rata cost pur acre shall
bu to t?:e land-owners endor tba o;iii
als. '.T projoct as originally plannfid
(!" -.1 i.it a larger acreage than hua
.ii'".-t t- "n found to le advisable, and
e mulate for a smaller area will bo
Sf!L.i--4ry, About 5000 acres is the
amcufit of 4and1uow in view, and to
js"." ?y tl.o water will th", ;-Avn a omul
t ..ii.ii than at first ' v
'ijist uCHiHiutrfl 'fli' , UriM tt.)
f Machinery 6!Een to Meet. ,
' The tbresbermen, combine harvest-.'
er nien and hay balers of this county
will meet at the Commercial Club
rooms in Pendleton Monday, January
-Otb, at l:H0p. m. to arrange for the
pn28ge of a new law governing power
machinery on the pntlio highways.
It k thtrir desire to eliminate undesir
ably f.o.tvms of tbe present law now
on i;io r !uta cooks ana snosiituie a
Inw laose ia aooord with new condi
tions Ibis meeting in open to all
maubincry men who utilize tbe publio
highways and will be addressed by -
r ' l I l.r ... CI r..t . 4-1, El.n
li ilip a. juuien, BW'JiaiiMry ui nun umw
Tl,j"fcfis association and good roads
e!i!,t!H8i.i4. ' 1 . , t
' i: anette V.z". ir.f.on ft Bride. '
''Mr. and. Mrs. V:--'.4 MoKinnon,
i fit . .1..f .... U . jm
lormoriy rf-inoniH oi viomiiy suu
tava 'jcniicoa tea
Trie;:') their dniighter, Jeanotte
LcuJ--'. t orjje Uibaoo Cools. ' 'Ihe
c '";i''qny was performed Deo.1 10,
ht Cuiiry, and Mr. and Mrs. Coote
BtB new 1 1 i r.iiia at Naoton, Alberta.
Tbe ss ., joins tbe many Athena
friondrf ot tbe bride in extending good
wiebys. -," - - ' . ' "
O;DDifipi0fiiv:ii5 in r::c pji
ILSL I lilnl'H III- m iU Ul0U
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- Owk'gtotbe serious illness of kU
wife, C. C. Baker, principal cf ti.s
Athena J71h sobool. finds tbat h -.
compelled t; h'w positi")'' ..
once. His ress'mu-.u fcaS' c!t
been placed with the board, i.t it, ia
known tbat he will aever bia cm so
tion with tbe school at onoe,' 1 ibly
today. Mr. Baker has been vet, ;:ac
Cttbful iu Lis work htre and fevuty ona
i'i the community' will iegret
h.'vcf bis enforced resignation.
'Lud Loard will jrobUy secure tbe
' . t lews of li. S., Pate, at i",",h?it an
i-ulrnctor ia ' the Pendlety.i Mgh
hohool. l",e. Pate has had tea j..".
extBiiuiice s;i hih scbool work and
Has ht!.' the j rii4C:pal4u:p of schools
Iji Nel.roi "'u." 5'u is tbe. husband of
i'nfewt. .' - r who t-jok charge of
t.; : Itli Jtti.i , , s.;! V'"i tJiiii.WUfck. - ,
.-. 4 . Ruianot Russia's Tij!. . : '
Tlu m'lu-raJ mIIukii to the ruler of
:;it"!u iik Uio cxnr Is. strictly speaklnjr,
id: t.i-icrt.'' His (tthVlftl title is "emperor
him iitirocmt. Lzxr la the ola lius
hi.itt svihh! for lord or princo and was
ui)!KlintU bv IVter the Great on hU
trlini'jiliiil return from Poltava, hl'
cinwiilnsr victory , over Charles XII. of
Sweden..." Sluce then the uusslan mon-
nrcli has been offlclally entitled era--
ncror, and at tho congress of Vienna
lit IK1", hlu ri:.'lir. in tho imnprlal term
was i.,;,!iiilfd by the powers, with tho
proviso-that though he was emperor.'
ho had no precedence over the kings
of western Europe. St. Janis1' Ga
Th Molrn - i '
, L"uan GulJ-' (lintiroeslvely) 'i '
t:r.n of the Coliseum! Sn'-H" ; i
(nr.tonl.-hcdi-Woll,, what do J -
of tbifl Why, 1 kkw photo- wf
tbat bp.ip twenty jcow bk'j. l.oumn
Guilt; i'jftity)- Qiilln lil.t:!y, !r, EMt-.
tU Maulut why .in: thunder ar:u't
thus rubs cleared awoy and a mod
ern Collsenui f!i'd? Nw Orleans
Picayune. r . . ' " :
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Townsend-Cnn uui:. .live on ?I n
J.iyT' nM-rs-C'-'ftnlnly. unless bo's sv
H'Oilisal os io lay somt.-tblng iu-Mo for
a roiny day. keep up l,is Insymfii e, eat
when he's huusry. buy c!ol!t:a and
lay. hU LHls.-Cblrajjo Nt-wi