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ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY. OREGON. FRIDAY. JANUARY 13, 1911.
F. WILSON, President,
H. KOEPKB Vice-President.
F. S. Le GROW, Cashier,
E. 4. ZERBA; Ass't. Cashier.
H. KOEPKE, F. S. Le GROW,
S. F. WILSON, 'A. B. M'EWEN,
M. L. WAITS.
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS, $90,000.00
Tb,e only real hard thing 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,
almost without you noticing it. Once you get into the habit of depositing a
certain sum each week or month, you'll see the advantage..1
"Saving at the Spigot
Wasting at the Bung"
That's what buying poor paint
means. Paint may be low-
extravagant to use owinsr to 1
to it's poor, covering power
and wearing quality.. After
the paint is applied it's too late "
to save. Start right and use
The Sherwin-Wiluams Paint
MADE TO PAINT BUILDINGS
WITH, OUTSIDE AND INSIDE.
It covers more surface, spreads easier, and lasts
longer than any other prepared paint, or hand-mixed
lead and oil.
THE TUM-A-LUM LUMBER CQ.
Lumber, Mill Work and all Kinds of
PAINTS, OILS AND TARNISHES
Posts and Blacksmith coal
A. M. Johnson, Manager
i t y Gv3 eat Cfl a r ket
WM. JAMIESON, Prop.
NORTH SIDE OF MAIN STREET
The Best Meat to be found in Town. Come and see
me. I will treat you right.
WM. JAMIESON, ATHENA, OREGON
III IDE LEGISLATURE
Insurgents Control Organization Sell
. injr Captures Presidency C. A. .
Barrett Votes for Bowerman.
The fight for control of the orgau
ization of the Oregon legislature came
to a sudden end Monday afternoon iu
both houses when the insurgent-anti-asfiemblystatemeut
Jerry P. Rusk of Joseph in the speak
er's ohair and Ben Selling of Portland
in the president's cbcir. Viotory
oame with the first ballot. '
Dan J. Malarkey nominated Ben
Selling for president of the senate.
Mine stalwarts, including G. A. Bar
rett, joint senatcr from Umatilla',
Morrow and Union ooubties who was
elected on an anti-assembly-etatement
Mo. 1 platform, voted lor Bowerman,
who had not been formally nominated.
The vote stood:
For Selling Altee, W. N. Barrett,
Bean, Calkins, Dimick, Hawley, Bos
kins, Joseph, Kellagher, Looke, Ma
larkey, MoCollougb, Nottingham,
Oliver, Palton, Sinnott, Von de Hel
en 17. ,
For Bowerman Abrams, O. A. Bar
rett, Burgess, Carson, Chase, Lister,
Merry man, Parrlsb, Wood 9.
Bowerman voted for Wood, Selling
for Malarkey and Miller for Oliver.
Vote on Speakership. - ;
The vote on the speakership was as
follows: . 1
Rusk Abbott, Ambrose, Amme,
Belknap, Bigelow, Brooke, Brownbill,
Bryant, Bnokley, Carter, Chapman,
Church, Clyde, Collins, Cottel. Derby,
Egglestdn, Fonts, Gill, Bollis, Jonea,
Libby, Magone, Mabouey, Pieroe,
Peterson, RaoklefF, Rusk, Shaw, Steel
hammer, Thompson, Tigard, Wester
lund. Eaton Abrahams, Beals, Belland,
Bonebrake, Chambers, Chatten, Clem
ens, Cole, Cnsbman, Eaton. . Graves,
Huntington, Johnson, Leinenweber,
Mariner, M. E. Miller, Neuner, Pow
ell, Reynolds, Simpson, Smith, Sutton.
Thompson Buohannan, J. W. Mil
West Inaugurated. .
In the presence of a distinguished
assemblage in the hall of representa
tives at the state oapitol, Oswald West
took the oath of offloe as governor of
Oregon, Tuesday afternoon. Pres
ident Ben Selling of the state senate
presided over joint session of the two
bonses at the inauguration and the
oath was administered by Chief Jus
The reading of a long message from
Jay Bowerman, late acting governor,
I preoeded tn delivery of Governor
West's inaugnial address.' The new
i governor was heartily greeted upon his
appearance in the ball and bis clear-
one speeob was received witn ap
The senate met at 1:20 o'clock and
proceeded to the boose of the oapitol.
After tbe roll was culled the message
of Bowerman 'was read after the re
sults of the election was declared, tbe
members of tbe snprome oourt and
state offloialls were invited in and tbe
new govrrnor notified. The big hall
was paoked to capacity, many women
being among tbe number.
Governor West's leading recom
mendations in bis message follows:
Taxation Recommends submission
by legislature of measure for enacting
by people of grange bill defeated at re
Stale banking law Advises streng
thening present law by more frequent
examinations, doubling of stockhold
ers' liability and other ohanges.
State land office Would bave state
land agent examine securities of all
lands on which state holds mortgage
State printing Would require all
departments tc get requisitions for
printing of state expert, and boil
down reports by eliminating statistics.
Puiobasiog supplies Advises all
purchases to be on lowest bid and re
prompt iiiucoc nninro adc DinuT pohne
delivery ifiii.nL miuco mit. mum
The Freshest and most Choice the Market affords in
g We Best that Money can Buy Always Found Here
commends employment chief olerk to
state board for conduct of purchase.
State penitentiary Reoommends ab
oiition of capital punishment and de
livery of convicts by prison guards
instead of county sheriffs.
Insane asylum Urges action rela
tive to non-resdent insane and caret ul
consideration of superintendent's re
port relative to improvements.
State institutions Reaommeuds
change ot the name of tbe state re
form sohool to tbe Oregon Industrial
Institution. , '
State water Suggests cooperation
with oity of Salem for scouring pure
water for state institutions.
State board of health Recommends
additional appropriation. ,
Conservation Oregon resources Ad
vises legislation for further conserving
state resources but under liberal pel
ioy for development.
State forests Reoommends title to
remaining 60,000 acres be seoured
from federal government and lands
be turned over to the state agricul
tural college and state nniversity. '
Forest protection Reoommends
more aid for proteotion against forest
Swamp lands Asks for action for
securing title to remaining valuable
ewamp lands for benefit of state.
Salmon insdustry Advises appoint
ment for oreation of board of control
of industry. .
A GOOD MAN HAS DEPARTED
Ellis J. Zerba Passed Away at His
Home Near Athena Sunday Night.
DELL BROTHERS, MSSSra Athena, Oregon
Ellis J. Zerba, one of the best men
in Umatilla oonnty, died at his home
north of Athena, at 11:15 Sunday
night, aged 66 yuara, 3 months and 21
days. The cause of death was due to
diabetes, an inourable disease with
wbioh'be bad been afflicted for about
Through all the long montlis of
suffering, his characteristic courage
and fortitude kept bim from faltering
and be never gave up until Saturday
morning, when be was compelled to
take bis bed. Dr. Sharp was oalled
and later Dr. Cropp was summoned in
consultation, but the lung battle
whioh bad been so bravely fought was
observed to be drawing to a close. The
end was near and a few hours later
death peacefully relieved tbe patient
Better than any monument or shaft
of stone that can be ereoted to tbe
memory of this man, is the legacy be
leaves of that which constitutes the
cardinal virtues of a lovable father.
Death claimed bis wife and helpmate
in 1895, leaving five little children to
bis care. Tons tbe father was left to
rear the children alone. A pister,
however, assisted him for awhile, and
tl)a children have fond reoollections
of the motherly care she exercised.
Tbe principal characteristic and
tbe one wbiob will ever be o toenailed
in tbe minds of his children and those
who knew bim best, was bis utter un
selfishness. Nothing was too good
for bis children nnd any personal tract
or pleasure would, if necessary, be
saoriUoed for their advantage and
Mr. Zerba was born in Steuben
county, Indiana, September 19, 1864,
and came to Umatilla county in the
fall of 1876. On September 29, 1886,
at Milton, Oregon, be was united in
marriage with Miss Virginia B. Can
non. Three obildren, Clarence, Wesley
and Clara were torn to them in this
oonnty, and the mother's health fail
ing, tbe family removed to tbe Sound
in 1892, and settled near Bellingham,
Wash. While residing there two
more obildren, Florenoe and Roy,
oidb to bless tbe nnion. Tbe mother's
health continued to fail, aud just one
mouth after tbe tirtn of Roy, on May
31, 1895, she died.
Tbe father returned to the Oregon
homestead with bis children in 1898
and has sinoe resided there. By fru
gality and thrift he courageously sur
mounted every obstaoK reared bis
ohildren properly, gave tbem educa
tional advantages and loft tbem com
fortably provided for in this world 'it
Tbe fnneral was held Wednesday
afternoon at 2 o'clock at tbe Metbud
ist obnrob, of wbiob organization be
has been a member sinoe 1893. Tbe
services were conducted by Rev. Law
eon. ' Tbe fnneral wag largely attend
ed by friends of tbe family.
Card of Thanks.
We take tbis means of expressing
our heartfelt thanks to the many kind
friends wbo were so willing to assist
us to bear our burden occasioned by
tbe death of our only remaining par
ent, onr beloved father.
Clarenoe E. Zerba,
Wesley E. Zerta,
Clara A. Zerba,
Florenoe A. Zerba,
Roy L. Zerba.
Organization Perfected Last Night
Officers Elected and Suitable
Building Will Be Selected.
Athena is to have an atbletio olnb.
At a meeting held last night the
Athena Athletio Association was or
ganized pd the following officers
were elected :
H. .A. Bnndy, president; E. A.
Zerba, vice president; V. O. Bnrke,
secretary; R. F. Gannon, treasurer;
Dean Dudley, business manager.
It is nuderBtood that tbe association
will have a membership of 95 to start
with and that ten more names will be
added to the membership roll by tbe
time the equipment is installed.
A suitable building will be seoured
at onoe for tbe association, a commit
tee for that purpose having been ap
pointed last night. Several locations
are in view, and when tbe association
is ready for the work it will be fully
equipped with tbe neoessary gymna
sium fixtures, including shower bath,
lockers, etc A oomfortable reading
room will be one of tbe features. A
business meeting will be held next
Tuesday evening, to wbiob all busi
ness men in Athena are invited.
LOCAL KNIGHTS WILL ATTEND
District Convention of K. of P.- Lodge
in Pendleton Tomorrow Evening
Members of Pythian Lodge No. 29,
K. of P. of tbis oity will attend tbe
annual district convention of tbe or
der wbiob will be held at Pendleton
tomorrow evening. From all reports
the distriot convention this year pro
mises to be tbe most successful ever
held, and will be all that has been
anticipated by tbe oommittee in
charge of the convention. Tbe fol
lowing program will be the order of '
-Opening of Damon Lodge, No. 4,
D. B. Waffle, 0. C.
Exemplification of ampliQod First
Rank, Damon No. 4.
Musio, by Damon orchestra.
Address of welcome, Col. James 0.
Response, Hermiston Lodge.
Musio, by Damon orchestra.
Address, D. E. Yoran, U. C.
Address, F. T. Wrigbtman.
Address, Judge W. L. Bradshaw.
Address, L. R. Stitlson, G. E. R. 8.
Address, Bon. W. M. Cake, P. 8. R.
Address, Judge R. U. Morrow.
Address, M. F. Davis, P. G. 0.
Continuous Innoh will be served
dnring the evening.
First Touch of Winter.
Tbe first real touch of winter made
its presence felt Monday night when
a ligbt snow covered tbe ground and
the temperature reached tbe freezing
point. Rose bnsber and lilacs were
caught in tbe bud and may be Heiiooe-
ly damaged as a result of tbe freeze.
Voices His Sentiment,
In lieu of an opportunity to appear
before tbe Athena citizens and there
give voice to my sentiment, I bave
recourse- to the Press as a mediam
whereby to express my einoere and
lasting appreciation for their unwav
ering support and oooperation during
tbe last four months, and also for
their many acts of kindness to both
myself aud family. Although keenly
conscious of tbe needs of tbe Athena
eobools, as well as of tbe neoeasity
tbat calls me benoo, yet I take my de
parture with a steadfast faith that
what is is for tbe best aud tbat all
will be well with your eobools. And
I would, were I permitted a final in
junction, bid ail wbo read these lines
to bold firm to tbe solf-same faith.
My successor, Mr. Pate, comes to you
with a splendid endorsement, and
with nothing but success in his wake;
aud if tbe people of Athena give bim
tbeir unqualified support a support
wbioL I feel is even now assured bim
it is both my hope and conviotion
tbat it is "a rising sun and not a set
ting sun" tbat will henceforth sbine
upon tbe Atbena schools.
0. C. Baker.
rheumatism at times for several years
and tbis with complications incident
to old age, was tbe cause of death.
The fnneral services were oonduoted
at the Pdmbrun home. Tuesday after
noon by Rev. Thomas Lawson of tbe
M. E. ohurob.
Ballenger Acts. t
The extension of the West Umatilla
project is now almost a certainty. So
great has been the storm of protest
against tbe way in wbiob Oregon
has been discriminated against in the
reoent apportionment of the 16,
000000, irrigation fund tbat the offi
cials at Washington bave been moved
to action. Saturday Secretary of tbe
Interior Ballinger formally approved
tbe West Umatilla projeot and issued
the instructions to tbo reclamation
service to oommeuoe immediately the
final surveys, with a view to begin
ning construction work.
FELL INTO WALLAWALU POND
Embarrassing Experience of a Weston
Young Man In Garden City.
Bis friends are having a quiet laugh
at the expense ot George Larder, a
well known young man of Weston
mountain, says the Leader.
George recently visited Walla Walla
and concluded to "do tbe gallant" by
taking a young lady of bis acquain
tance to tbe theater. She lives in tbe
vioinity of (he oity park and be stroll
ed op tbat way in tbe gathering dusk.
He lost his bearings somehow, and
oould not. find the house be sought
among tbe hundreds that have sprung
up around the park. The darkness
grew denser and he beoame bewilder
ed as tbe futile searoh progressed.
Finally, he gave up the job and
oonoluded to oatob a street oar for
town. But ill Inok was with bim
for the night. Hurrying across the
park to make connections with a oar
he ran "kerplunk" into one of the
park ponds, tumbling down its grassy
bank. Nothing daunted, be started
to wade aorosB it, deeming it bnt a
shallow affair. When tbe water
reaohed his neok be abandoned this
notion alo and crawled ashore, wet
ter than a drowned rat. He lost the
oar of ounrse, and had to meander to
t own, his clothes clinging to bim
bis bair wet and muddy and sticking
out like tbe golden looks of a Circas
sian beauty but by no means so fas
cinating. Until he reached bis hotel
be notioed tbat he attracted considera
ble attention ; aud comment. People .
stopped to stare at him and to laugh
at bis predioament. Being a modest
young man, he did not enjoy his
sudden notoriety an was glad when
he found tbe seolasion of bis room.
7 . r
Samuel Van Vector, a democrat of
Heppner, received tbe appointmeut
to tbe office of distriot attorney being
tbe result of tbe last official aot of
Acting Governor Bowerman. Court
convened Monday and tbe grand jury
organized before it was known wbiob
one of tbe aspirants to tbe distriot at
torneyship bad been awarded tbe
plum. Judge Pbelps announced from
tbe bench tbe jury would go into
session and conrt would oonvene just
tbe same as though tbe appointment
bad been made, for be would appoint
an attorney pro tern. If need be. Tbe
grand jury tiled from tbe room and
Van Vaotor made bis appearauoe and
took up bis official duties.
Thomas Miller Dead.
Thomas Miller, an old gentleman
who has made bis borne for several
years with tbe family of Samuel Fam
biun, died Monday morning at 8
o'clock, and was buried Tuesday
afternoon iu tbe Athena cemetery.
Tbe deceased was born in Kentucky
sod was aged 73 years Bt bis death.
Mr. Miller bad been afflicted with
. Bank Officials Elected.
At tbe annual meeting of tbe stock
holders of tbe First National Bank, ,
Tuesday afternoon, S. F. Wilson waa ,''
eleoted ptesident; Henry Koepfce, vice r
president; F. S. LeGrow, Cashier f
Ernest Zerba, assistant cashier; aud
Balph Cannon, bookkeeper. Tko
board of ; directors is comprised of
F. S. LeGrow, S. F. Wilson, M. L. 7
Watts, Henry Koepke and A. B. Mo
Ewen, As an evidence of tbe splen
did condition of tbis institution and
the prosperous business it bad daring : ,
tbe past year, a ten per cent dividend
was declared and ten per cent was
added to tbe surplus food. Capital
and surplus of this bank now' touches
the $90,000 mark. ;
Strawberries for Holidays. -Peioy
Walden, the well known
Snnnyside fruit tancber, tbe day bo
fore Christmas pioked a mees of ripe
strawberries, whioh were sent to Illi
nois by a friend of Mr, Walden, says
tbe Milton Eagle. Tbe day before"
New Years saw Mr. Walden busy in
bis patch picking a goodly quantity
for tbe table. Strawberries in winter
is something to make tbe untutored
sit up Bnd take notioe.
Force of an Oil Well.
Oil has been ejected from the Baku
wells with such force and accompanied
with so much sand that steel blocks
twelve inches thick placed over the
mouth of tbe well to deflect tbe flow
were perforated in a few hours and
had to be replaced. Tbe casing witn.
which tbe wells were lined, was often
torn to shreds and eventually collaps-
ed, and hundreds of thousands of tons
of sand which accumulated in the vi
cinity necessitated the services of large
bodies of workmen. London Mall
A 8af. Bet
A man can never guess bow big tbe
bats or sleeves or skirts of women
will be next season, but be stands
ready to bet that no fashion center
can make big shoes for women popu
lar. Atcblson Globe.
It Is becoming dally more dangerous
to refer to ."the weaker sex" on ac
count of tbe Increasing doubt In tbe
reader's mind which sex is meant -r
London Saturday Review. ,
Feeding the Fish. H 1 "
Disgusted Fisherman (emptying bis
bait Into the streami-Hanged if I'll
wait on you any longer! , nere,;beln .