This ! Jon con tainsbi;'; Pages www Athena Merchants Carry Bio Stocks Buy Your Groceries from Your Home Grocer VOLUME XXIII. ATHENA. UMATILLA COUNTY. OREGON. FRIDAY. JANUARY 20, 1911. NUMBER 3 OFFICERS" ' S. TV "WILSON, President, . Ii; KOSFKB' Vice-President. F. o-JLo GP.OW.Casbier, E. A.jSERBAf 4ea't Cashier. DIRECTORS EL KOEPKE, P. S. Le GROW, 8. P. WILSON, A. B. M'EWEN, M. L. WAITS. OF. ATHENA CAPITAL AND SURPLUS, $90,000.00 The 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 andjlarger, almost without you noticing it. Once you get into the habit of depositing a VCIMIII BUM1 CttbU WCCft Ul lilulllll, jrvw 1. OV-w I tit .uiwubwi , - w . "Saving at the Spigot Wasting at the Bung" That's what buying poor paint means. Paint may be low priced by the gallon and be extravagant to use owing to to 'it's poor covering power and wearing quality. After the paint is applied it's too late to save. Start right and use s inr n I HE qHERWIN-WILUAmS rAiNT 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 imn-m lumber co. Lumber, Mill Work and all Kinds of BUILDING MATERIAL PAINTS, OILS AND VARNISHES Posts and Blacksmith coal A. M. Johnson, Manager Athena, Oregon 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 ARE WELL TREATED Umatilla Legislators Are Given' Im portant Places on Committees br ' Pres. Selling and Speaker Rusk. iston lodge. Other speakers daring the evening were D. E. Yorao, grand obanoellor of Oregon. Prank T. Wrigbtman grand vioe chancellor and L. R. Stinson, Q. K. R. S. At tbe olose of tbe program looob was served and then third rank work was 'takfn up. Members of Pytbian lodge who attended were pleased with tbe convention. . President Selling baa taken fairly good care of tbe Umatilla county sen ators in bis appointments ou commit tees. Polio wing are the committees on wbiob the looal men will serve: Senator Burgess: Federal relations, Irrigation, Railroads. . Senator Barrett: Claims, Connty and State officers, Roads and High ways. ! So both men wonld appear pretty well taken oare of. ' Speaser Rusk has also keen good to tbe Umatilla men in the Bouse.' Fol lowing are bis appointments: Representative Mann: Penal, Re formatory and Obarltatle institutions. Roads and Highways, Ways and Means. Representative Peterson: Claims, Irrigation Public Lands. Representative Maboney: Banking, Insnranoe, Ways and Means. Thus both Maboney and Mann are on tbe important Ways and Means oommittee. . , : Barrett's bill to make tbe connty treasurers tax collectors was killed in tbe senate Tuesday. . Tbe senate passed tbe bill intro duced by Senator Kellaber making legal tbe proposition to bond Portland for tbe construction of tbe Broadway bridge over the Willamette. Obstruc tionists, backed by the railroads made a strong fight against tbe bridge. Senator Hawley asks for tbe appor tionment of $840,000 for tbe State Agrionltnral oollege exclusive of the $80,000 maintenance wbioh bas al ready b en granted. The sobool wants new buildings, repairs, books, eto. Creation of the offloe of lientenant governor, as proposed in a resolution presented by Senator 'Calkins seems likely to command strong support ac this session of the legislature, Impet us is given by the reoent anomalous eitnation in tbe state when Seoretary of State Benson, called npon to per f arm tbe duties of governor, was com pelled by ill health to turn over tbe offloe to tbe president of the state sen ate. The Oregon senate bas ratified the I income tax amendment to the United States constitution. The houso did also. The vote was twenty-five to two. Senator Sinnott said this would do muoh to equalize taxation, making it possible to com Del tbe rioh to bear a share of tbe burden. Senator Dimiok bas introduced in tbe senate a bill requiring as eight ! hour work day in shops and mills of tbe state. This is the bill which was snooessf ally fought by tbe Manufao turers' association at tbe last session. It will have tbe support of tbe labor unions and is particularly desired by tbe workmen in tbe mills at Oregon City. It applies only to mills operat ed continuously for over 22 hours eaoh day. : Senator Burgees of Umatilla has a bill petmitticg tbe appropriation by counties of $200 for farm libraries in country distriots. MoColloob of Baker proposes a mea sure to prevent transportation of high explosives on any train wbiob oarries passeogeis. Bean. Hawley and Malarkey were named as a oommittee to revise the daily journal. A double enacting olause was directed for all bills, and tbe titles of all bills must refer to tbe old code as well as the new, if a joint resolution passed by the senate carries in the house.. , K. of P. Convention. Every lodge in Umatilla county was represented at the distriot convention of the Knights of Pythias In Pendleton Saturday evening. ' A. R. Sbumway district deputy grand chancellor, pre sided at the meeting and the program opened with an address by Will M Peterson. The response was by J. X Hinklfl of the newlv instituted Herm Farmers' Bank Officials. 1 he annual meeting of the Farmers' Bank of Weston was held last Satur day, when the following offloers were elected: R. Jamieson, president; Wil liam MacEenzie, vioe president; O. C. Turner, seoretary ; I. M. Kemp, oasb- er; J. F. Kershaw, assistant cashier. All are incumbents with tbe exoeptiou of Mr. Mackenzie, who suoneeds G. W. Proebstel. Tbe bank has declared tbe usual annual dividend of ten per cent, and has passed ten percent to surplus. -Weston Leader. v Father and Son Dead.' Hurrying from California to be at tbe bedside of bis son, Charles Lyman of Pendleton, before death claimed him, the father, William H. Lyman, Oakland, California, died on an W. R. & N. train at Arlington Monday afternoon. The son bad been ill with Brigbt's disease for many months and passed away Tuesday morning. The father's body was brought to Pendleton and side by side it lay with that of tbe son in a Pen dleton undertaker's parlor Wednesday. ATHENA WON AT BASKET BALL Dayton Huskies Neatly Handled in Close Score of 19 to 16. 3 3 (S3 c "very where prices are right POHHE MAIH83 The Freshest and most Choice the Market affords in - VEGETA yj Best that Money can Buy Always Found Here Mt rmTT nn ATinnn O caterers to the public in aVknmo nitanrAn J Uuhh DJXXJl rjXUUJ, GOOD TH1NG3 TO EAT O.UUUUC, VIVVJJ. ASSURED BY ELLIS Money Will Be Provided and All Ar- rangements Made Before Final Surveys Are Completed. Saturday night's basket ball game between Dayton High sohool and Ath ena High was a dinghummer in more ways than one. Tbe Dayton huskies put up gilt- idged ball, but tbe Atbena team was in tine form and played the Washing ton lads off their feet, by snappy plays when baskets were needed. That Athena was to win, was dis closed at the start, when on tbe fourth pass of the ball Hugh Lieuallen tossed basket, and bardly bad tbe Dayton lads reoovered from the 'bhook when tbe feat had been repeated without the ball hardly touching the floor. The first half ended 11 to 5 in Ath ena's favor. Lienallen was the bright particular star of the evening, making 11 points for his team, Glen Dudley following with six points and Lawrence Sharp contributed two. For Dayton, Leatherman, tbe big center, "delivered tbe groceries' ana easily outclassed tbe other members of bis team. Tbe young man ib a son of C. B. Leatherman, a former prin cipal of the Athena school, an edu cator well known to the people of Umatilla county. Tbe game ended with Atbena on the long end of a score of 19 to 16. - After tbe game tbe two teams and High sohool pupils wen to the school building where a reception was held in honor of tbe Dayton visitors. Tbe laboratory was tastefully deoorated with pennants and sohool colors. A short program was the feature of the evening's entertainment and refresh ments were served. Further substantiation of tbe report that the government contemplates ap portioning tbe neoessary money for tbe undertaking of the west Umatilla projeot in tbe near future has been received by Dr. C. J. Smith of Pen dleton, chairman of tbe oommittee on tbe reclamation projeot from the Pendleton Commercial association in letter from Congressman W. R. Ellis. In this communication, says tbe East Oregonian, the representative from bis distriot declares Director Newell bas informed him that the gov ernment would undoubtedly provide for tbe carrying on of tbe work before tbe final surveys are completed, which work he estimates will require six months time. : In part tbe lettar of Congressman Ellis reads: "Have made several visits to tbe teoretary, president and reclamation department in regard to the matter. Last Saturday afternoon telegrams were sent ordering that the neoessary preliminary steps be taken, surveys, etc, for tbe completion of tbe west Umatilla projeot I am assured by the director of tbe reclamation department that this order on the part of the seo retary wonld insure the undertaking of this projeot and I am convinced that at an early date tbe necessary amount of money will be provided by tbe president and secretary for tbe completion of tbe projeot. "Director Newell informs metbatlt will probably take at least six months to make the neoessary borings in re gard to the looation of tbe dam and survey for reservoir and he thought that before work could be undertaken he felt confident tbat provision would be made for carrying it on." Sbumway, Milton, president; W. W. HarTab, Pendleton, vice president; Geo. Carmiobael, Weston, secretary treasurer; James Johns, Pendleton, oondnotor; Adam Ruppe, Pendleton', door-keeper. ; W. R. Campbell, Pen dleton, chaplain, and E. O. Drapor, Pendleton, press committee. Shum-' way was also appointed a oommittee of one to go to Salem to lobby in be half of legislation desired by the farmers. A Costly Whack. Itoost Charles Heater,' the yonng Milton telephone lineman, just $153.40 to strike Marshal Anderson of that town over tbe head with a pair of pliers. Monday afternoon the grand jury returned an indiotment against him, oharging bim with assault with a dangerous weapon and he entered a plea of guilty before Circuit Judge Phelps and, after Attorney J. A. Pee had made a plea showing that tbe as sault was made under great provooa tioa. Tbe judge imposed npon bim a fine of $100 and assessed the oosts to him, wbioh amounted to 63.40. Mad Coyotes. Reports from Enterprise. Wallowa county, that ooyotes afflioted with rabies have again made their appear ance there, bas caused Dr. Lytle, state veterinarian, to make another tiip of investigation. Reports ooming from Wallowa county are that coyotes afflioted with rabies have attacked dogs and stock and great fears exist there that grave danger exists. , HOSPITAL SITE IS HISTORICAL Old THE WORLD'S WONDERLAND Splendid Lecture Delivered by A.' Meldrum at Christian Church, M. Townsite Was Located Where Asylum Is to Be. , PYTHIANS ROYALLY ENTERTAIN Social Function Waa Participated By Large Number of People. in pi r ri . ?i. ik Ik !k iuuh L v v vw v v 4 Jiw One of the largest crowds of people that ever congregated in the K. of P. Odd Fellows hall, was entertained last evening by Pythian Lodge No. 29, K. of P. Over two bnndred per sons were present and from tbe be ginning of tbe first number on the program, through the entire evening, a splendid time was enjoyed by every one present. After tbe rendition of the program a snmptuous supper was served and tbe long tables in tbe dining room were cleared twioe before tbe cravings of the inner man bad been appeased. Games and danoing fnrnisbed enter tainment for tbe young people and others spent the time in social inter course. Tbe program was as folows Johnson a Orohestra. Quartet. Hill. Lieuallen, Lookwood and Brotberton. Johnson'a Orohestra. Address, by Geo. W. Bradley, of Pendleton. Piano and violin duet, Miss Lula and Lawrenoe Tbarp. Piano solo, by Miss Ethel Johnson Vooal solo, by Zola Keen. Johnson's Orohestra. Sonff. "Amerioa." by tbe audience. Supper, games and danoing. Malonev'a First Marriage. Connty Judge J. W. Maloney pei formed bis first marriage ceremony Monday afternoon when be united Clark C. DeWitt of St Louis and Pearl Molntyre of this county. The ceremony, says tbe East Oregonian, went off so smoothly tbat tbe new judge deolaies tbat be is now ready to accommodate all persons desiring to forsake tbe path of single blessedness. An appreciative andienoe listened to the delivery of a splendid leoture by A. Maokenzle Meldrum at tbe Chris tian ohuroh last Friday evening. Mr. Meldrum had for bis topic "Tbe World's Wonderland; Nature's Scenic Masterpiece," and that ha was master of his subject was evident when the first picture of the series, depioting the grandeur of the famous Yellow stone National Park was thrown upon the soreen. The heart interest whiqh the gifted lecturer nut into bis discourse came not from information derived from reading of the wondrous beauty of the canyons, gorges, crags, peaks and gey sers of tbe Yellowstone but was the result of personal observation gleaned during a long research for geological knowledge. Tbe brilliant leotnre was beautifully illustrated by piotnres of tbe wonderland skillfully manipulated t y Lanternist Chester Johnson. Ibe friends of Mr. Meldrom have exacted a promise from bim, tbat be may oonolnde to give a series of leo tures on bis travels and kindred top ios. He has been on observant wan derer in many lands and bis oratorical ability together with bis desoriptive talent, easily places bim on a par with the foremost lecturers who are being paid large salaries on lycenm and Chautauqua circuits. A good sized audience was ont to hear Mr. Meldrum Friday evening, and no douht should he deoide to give mora leo teres this winter they will be well attended. State May Get Land. Oreeon. instead of the United States may become tbe beneficiary of the suit brought by Ihe United States to xor- feit 114,000 aores of land valued at $4,000,000, granted to the stBte ana later passed on through several bands to the Southern Oregon company, these lands lying between Coos Bay and Roseburg. and granted in aid of the military wsgon road. Tbe state may regain title to tbe lands through a discovery made by Representative James Cole. After a oareful exam inat'on of tbe law and tbe bill of oomplaint, reontly filed in tbe Unit ed States oirouit court by B. D. Town- send, special assistant to tbe attorney general, Mr Cole, who was formerly a United Stated deputy distriot attor- nnv. has beoome oonvinoed that tbe state can intervene in tbe case and flrtflhliRh its title to tbe big timber land prize. A Pendleton speoial to the Portland Journal soys: Very few people in Umatilla oounty are aware that the sue wnion nas been seleoted tor the. eastern Oregon branoh insane asylum was the scene of tbe first connty seat and that tbe first court ever held in tbe oounty was convened there. Snob Is tbe . case, however. In the inspection of the . reoords during the transfer of tbe deed to the state, it was discovered tbat an old townsite was situated on the traot wbiob townsite existed under toe sev eral names of Marshall, Middletonand Swift's Station. A consultation of Johnston's history of Umatilla oounty shows tbat when the oounty of Umatilla was oreated in . 1862, tbe oounty seat was temporarily established at Marshall and remained there until 1865, when it was changed by a vote of tbe people to Umatilla Landing. During the three years in which it was the oonnty seat its name was changed from Marshall to Middle ton and later to Swift's Station, when it beoame a terminus for a stage route. There are but few of tbe old settlers who knew tbe town, still living, but there are several in Pendleton Lot Livermore, A. W. Nye and Mrs. Aura Raley, who remember the existenoe of tbe little town. Occupied Local Pulpit. U. P. Swander, state seoretary for the Christian church in Oregon, preaobed twioe in tbe ohurcb here last Sunday, most interestingly, to appreciative audience. In tbe last v Sunday Oregonian appears an illus trated artiole from the pen of Mr. Swander, in wbiob be announces the great convention of tbe Disoiples of Christ to be held in Portland Jnly toll. 1911, also giving a condensed bistory of tbe Restoration movement. t Adams Land Sale. A land sale near Adams, involving a consideration of $32,000 for 820 nnrei of farm land was recently made when J. H. Christopher sold bis farm to Dave Nelson. Mr. Christopher will move bis family to Albion, Wash. hra he bas purchased a 720 sore farm. - Farmers' Union Officials. At a oonntv meeting of tbe Farmers Union held in Pendleton Saturday tbe following offloers were eleoted: A. R, Head of Monmouth J. H. Aokerman, who has just com pleted a service of 12 years as state superintendent of public instruotlon in this state bos been eleoted pres ident of tbe state normal sohool which is to be established at Monmouth, as tbe result of tbe adoption of an in itiative measure with that end in view November 8. Tbe salary of tbe pres ident is fixed by tbe board at $3600 a year. A Miniature Blizzard. A blizzard, not of tbe Dakota kind, but of a miniature nature, strnok tbia section Tuesday morning and lifted much of the snow covering from tbe fields in localities. In tbe mountain district, east of town, tbe blizzard raged more severely than in this vic inity. Trains were not interfered with p) any great extent. Hoboes Burn Cars. Two freight oars burned on tbe O. W. R. & N. siding at Stanfield early Monday morning. Tbe fire originated it is thought by fire set by hoboes on tbe floor of one of the oars. This is a practice of tbe bobo fiateroity in cold weather, tbe fuel generally being newspapers. Welles Honored. Connty Sobool Supt Welles attend ed tbe meeting of tbe executive oom mittee of tbe Inland Empire Teaobers' association at Spokane last week. 'Mr. Welles was honored with an appoint ment on the oommittee wbioh will arrange for a joint meeting witb tbe Country Life commission.