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ATHENA. UMATILLA COUNTY. OREGON. FRIDAY. JANUARY 27, 1911.
S. F. WILSON, President,
H. KOEPKB Vice-President.
F. S. Le GROW, Cashier,
E. A. ZERBA, Asa't Cashier.
H. KOEPKE, F. S. Le GROW,
S. F. 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 and larger,
almost without you noticing it. Once you get into the habit of depositing a
certain sum each week or month, you 11 see the advantage. -
"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
The Sherwin-Williams 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 GO.
Lumber, Mill Work and all Kinds of
PAINTS, OILS AND VARNISHES
Posts and Blacksmith coal
A. M. Johnson, Manager
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
West Denies Charges Made in House
That He Is Trying to Dispose of
Property for Capitol Grounds.
Openly and emphatically obarged
on the floor of the House Wednesday
morning with trying to dispose of his
own land to the state, through the
medium of a bill for enlarging the
Gapitol grounds, Governor Oswald
West was warned that he must either
keep his hands off legislation or suffer
the ooDsequenoes, says the Telegram.
For the committee on Capitol build
ing and grounds. Chairman Johnson
returned a favorable majority report
and Huntington an unfavorable min
"Mr. Speaker," said Huntington,
"I move that the minority report be
substituted for the majority report
and in explanation of tbe unfavorable
attitude assumed by me toward this
measure, I want to say that the orig
inal bill does not provide for what we
really want We need some additions
to the State House another building,
perhaps 1 but I do not think we need
any more grounds. ,
"And I want to say further," he
declared, "that there is no reason for
spreading these Capitol institutions
over the entire oity. Because the
Governor and some other people have
adjoining lands whioh they want to
sell that is no good reason why we
should buy them. Thoy seem to be
afraid that a building costing $150,000
will hide the State House. We do not
want auy more grounds at this partic
Governor West yesterday denied tbe
charges made that he had attempted
to sell his own property to tbe state
under the bill providing for an exten
sion to tbe oapitol grounds. Tbe gov
ernor says tbe committee called upon
him and that be agreed to sell tbe
property, valued at about $10,000 at
cost, if tbe state deoided it wants it to
Dog Begs For Life.
A Spitz dog is in the Walla Walla
pound. He was scheduled to meet his
death the other day. but he "is still
alive and if some one will go to his
resou he can be easily rescued, for
the poundmaster doesn't want to kill
him now. In fact, he may' not any
way. Tbe dog was led out to . te
killed. Will Gains, the poundmaster,
leveled his revolver at him. . Tbe dog
instantly stood upright on his bind
legs, wagged bis tail and held up his
paws in front. The , poundmaster
slowly lowered bis gun and the exeoo
j tion was called otf.
Commends Lewlston Normal.
A Lewiston dispatch says: During
tbe past week Dr. John Smyth, pres
ident of tbe Teachers' Training Col
lege of Melbourne University, Mel
bourne, Australia, visited iu this oity
with an old oollege friend, Professor
William R Bishop, of . the State
Normal faculty. Dr. Smyth is now
on a tour of investigation in this coun
try and expects later to visit Canada
and Great Britain. Ha is especially
interested in those institutions whioh
are training teaobers for. the public
schools. Dr. Smyth spent the entire
week in observing the equipment of
tbe Lewiston Normal sobool, and its
methods , of training teaohers. He
was very much impressed indeed by
the work that is being done by Pres
ident Black and tbe faoulty. Edu
cated in Scotland and in Germany, a
graduate of toth the Universities of
Edinburgh and Jena, with more tban
twenty-five years experience in educa
tional work in Great Britain, New
Zealand and Australia, Dr. Smyth is
recognized as an authority on tbe
training of teaohers. In a letter just
received by President Blaok of the
Lewiston Normal, Dr. Smyth says:
"We not only were allowed to
enter into your work, but into your
home. 1 am, indeed, especially in
debted to vonrself for the frank talks
WHERE PRICES ARE RIGHT Taihss
The Freshest and most Choice the Market affords in
Tgjs Best that Money can Buy Always Found Here
DELL BROTHERSatgJg,"din Athena, Oregon
you had with me, and for your kind
ness in enabling me to understand
your aims and methods. Yon need
not be afraid to let any visitors see
your institution.' It rests on too solid
a basis to be afraid of any kind of
oritioism; its growth will be sound
Nominating Mass Meeting '
' Notice: To the legal voters of the
City of Atbena : A mass meeting of
tbe legal voters of the City of Atbena
will be held in the City Hall of said
City, on tbe 3rd day of February,
1911, at 7:30, p. m., for the purpose
of nominating a Mayor, three conn
oilmen, treasurer, recorder and water
commissioner, as candidates for the
next City eleotion to be held March 7,
1911. A. B. McEwen, Mayor.
Scalp the La Salle Team of Walla Walla
to the Tune of 20 to 12.
of 20 to
The Athena High sohool
defeated the La Salle team
Walla in a decisive viotory
12 Friday evening. The
ended in favor of the home
a scorn or 17 to 4.
The playiug was of tbe rough order
and nothing like it has ever been wit
nessed in Atbena. Tbe tactics em
ployed by the La Salle contingent were
promptly (met by the sohool boys, tbe
result being that ' the Walla Wallnns
were defeated with their own method
of playing. The team has the lepu
tation of being rough players, Milton
and Dayton (earns particularly com
plaining of their gruelling plays.
In the last half soienoe was thrown
to tbe winds and the ball was on tbe
floor a greater part of the time. Fouls
were of frequent occurrence and tbe
interference was about as rough as is
generally employed on the football
gridiron. Everybody got bis money's
worth and there was a good orowd in
The Atbena team was made up as
follows: Lieuallen and Sharp, for
wards; Glen Dudley center; MoEwen
and Hill, gnards.
The team is on a trip and will play
a sohednle of three games. Last nigbt
they playod at Milton, losing to Mil
ton High by a soore of 27 to 9, To
night they play Dayton High at Day
ton and tomorrow nigbt meet Pear
sou's Academy at Walla Walla.
NORMAL BILL FILED
Senator Oliver Overlooks State's Fine
Plant at Weston and Seeks Nor
mal School at La Grande.
Iron Works Busy.
M. L. Akers, manager of the Pen
dleton Iron Works, has returned from
a business trip through Morrow coun
ty. Aooording to Mr. Akers the Iron
Works has had the most successful
winter's run sinoe it has been estab
lisbed iu business. East Oregonian.
Echo Man Drops Dead.
W. A. Thompson, a prominent
young man of Echo, dropped Jdead in
a store of that city Saturday evening,
of heart failure. He was a brother
of Asa Tbompson, formerly an active
politician of this oonnty.
5 6- ". .
MELON'S NEXT LECTURE
Another Interesting Topic Will Be Dis
cussed By Traveler Thursday Night.
Overlooking tbe state's fine Normal
sobool plant at Weston, Senator Oli
ver of Union oonnty, has introduced a
bill in tbe senate to establish a cen
tral Normal sobool at La Grande. A
dispatch from Salem says: .
When the bill was read a gasp of
fsurprice went around tbe senate cham
ber, followed by expressions of mirth
on the part of some of the members,
which would indioate that possibly
the bill wonld not proceed far before
reaobing an indefinite postponement
Many of tbe members hold the opin,
ion that Oliver has ''started some
thing." They declare that tbe bill
will offer a loophole for the introduc
tion of further normal sohool bills by
those repieseuticg other sections of
the state and that a united stand by
these foroes might bring on a serious
normal school fight whioh oould possi
bly equal the stormy proceedings of
last session. On tbe other hand, it is
contended that tbe sentiment against
normals is well developed and that
the legislature would soaroely have
the temerity to take aotion in face of
tbe vote of tbe peuple.
In detail Senator Oliver's resolution
provides for not only an appropriation
of $100,000 but an appropriation of
one-twenty-flftb of a mill annually as
well, this being the same appropria
tion, less the $100,000 whioh tbe peo
ple voted for Monmouth Normal. The
$100,000 is for the construction of a
main oollege building and various
other buildings Inoloding dormitories,
students' hall and training sobool.
In addition it is provided that another
board of Normal regents be created, to
be known as the Eastern Oregon Board
of Normal Regents.
Should this bill suooeed in getting
by the oommittee with a favorable re
port, it is certain to develop a struggle
on tbe floor of tbe Senate and even an
unfavorable report will no doubt
bring forth strong disoussion from tbe
members who are favorable to the
"My reason for introducing the bill
is because Eastern Oregon needs and
deserves a normal sohool," said Sen
ator Oliver. We have a laok of train
ed teaohers in Eastern Oregon and
there is a great demand for them.
Monmouth will be unable to prodqoe
tbem. LaBt eleotion tbe two schools
voted on aside from Monmouth are
remotely located ana tbe oiy is for a
oentral Eastern Oregon normal sohool.
I traveled all over tbe state during tbe
last campaign and there seemed to be
a strong sentiment in that direotion.
but tbe voters protested against cast
ing their ballots in favor of schools
situated so as to be hard of acoess."
Those who heard A. Mackenzie
Meldrum, pastor of the Christian
ohcroh in his brilliant lecture on
"Tbe World's Wonderland," will be
more tban gratified to learn that on
next Thursday evening, at tbe Chris
tian church, be will deliver another
wbioh from various press notices, we
are assured will be one of intense in
terest. '" "
. From bis travels and wonderful ex
periences Mr. Meldrum has woven tbe
fabrio of a thrilling narrative around
a little oil schooner of only six and
one-half tons burden, in whioh he and
one companion voyaged to tbe coasts
of many countries and islands.
He takes for his subjoot next Thurs
day night, "Explorers at Work Under
Difficulties and Dangers of Uncharted
Waters, Cannibals and Monsters of tbe
Deep." In this leoture Mr. Meldrum
describes the sensation of riding
astride a hnge turtle in tropical
waters, tbo habits and life of tbe
monsters of tbe deep and tbe flora and
fauna of Northern Australia, tbe Can
nibal Islands and tbe Coral Sea. As
in bis recent leotnie. he will be as
listed by Chester Johnson, lanternist.
Tiokets are now on sale at Dell Bros,
John Smails Dead.
' John F. Smails. a highly respected
business man of Walla Walla.j died
Monday nigbt in a San Francisco bos
pital. Mr. Smails, aocompanied by
bis wife and daughter, left Walla
Walal some time ago for California
where it was hoped be would be ben
efitted in health.
Shooting Affray at Lostine.
Lostine, Wallowa, oonnty, was the
soene of a serious shooting sorape last
Saturday. W. W. Winning was
knocked down in a fist fight by A.
Willett. Winning came up working
on a utomatio revolver. He fired two
bullets into Willett'a head and a third
shot wounded a bystander. Then
Willett's father seized a crowbar and
smashed Winning's head. It is
thought the wounds of the three men
will prove fatal.
Drove to a Record.
To win a wager of $20, John
Momm, a young man residing six
miles north of Pendleton, covered that
distanoe Saturday behind bis driving
team in juet 17 minutes. IJomm
wagered that be oould make tbe trip
in 20 minutes and pulled up in Pen
dleton three minutes to the good. He
claims this to be a road teoord for
tbe state. ' .
Pendleton Citizen Dead.
fl. H. Hicks, a former resident of
Pendleton, died at his borne in Port
land Saturday nigbt Mr. Hicks suff
ered a stroke of paralysis abont a year
ago, from which he never reoovered,
Hs has been praotioally helpless since
tbat time. - ,
keeping. Physios, Civil Government.
Friday Algebra, Geography, Com
position, Physiology, English 'Liter
ature, Sobool Law.
Saturday Botany, Plane Geometry, ,
For County Papers.
Commenoing Wednesday February
8, 1911. at nine o'olook a. in., and
continuing until Friday, February 10,
1911, at four o'olook p. m.
- Wednesday Penmanship, History,
Orthography, Beading, Physioal Geog
raphy. Thursday Written Arithmetio.The
ory of Teaohing, Grammar, Physiol
Friday Geography, Sohool Law,
' Frank K. Welles,
' Supt Umatilla County.
Finds Human Bones and Gold in Mys
erious Wallowa County Cave. -
Wallowa oonnty is in a high state
of exoitement, aooording to a dispatoh
from Joseph. When Trapper Moore,
a veteran prospector of tbat oounty,
was reoently soouting in the hills
abont 20 miles from Joseph be stum
bled into an opening in the rooks. In
a short tunnel near this opening were
skeletons of three white men and in
a mortar near the pile of bones was1
free gold, where it had beou for years
awaiting a nlape in tbe dust saok of
its finder. In a bottle alongside of
one of tbe skeletons were samples of
gold bearing rook and a dozen feet
beyond where the trapper discovered
the skeletons he found the entranoe to
a mammoth cave;
N. E. Brown, who, with his trother
and tbe trapper, is among the few
who have viewed tbe mysterious oave,
writes the following:
"A short distanoe from the entranoe
is a aeries of beautiful waterfalls boil
ing springs, miniature mud springs oi
different colors and rooms containing
variegated crystals, stalactites and
stalagmites. Qu either side of the
moldy path through the oave are sev
eral kinds of mineral with evidenoes
of free milling gold tbat baa not been
worked for 60 years only 150 feet from
"The three skulls have been crushed
apparently by some blunt instrument,
probably in the hands of Indians. A
portion of the bones are missing, due
to the work of woodrats, hundreds
infesting the vicinity.
"Tbe vein oarrying tbe gold is abont
16 inches wide. An old fashioned
gold working oradle '.was found on the
bank of a brook near the tunnel.' The
opening to tbe oave has been partially
filled by rook slides and oan not be
seen until you are within 16 feet of
"Mr. Moore has explored tbe oave
about 6000 feet from the portal until
intense heat and laok of fresh air
drovo him baok. Several other en
trances have- teen found by tbe trap
per and be has staked mining olalms
on tbe mountain."
TO CHANGE THE CITY CHARTER
Question of Taxes and Water Commis
sion to Be Voted on at Election.
Opie Spins Yarns.
Opie Read was stranded in Walla.
Walla Sunday afternoon and evening.
He lectured Saturday nigbt, bnt
missed bis train at Walla Walla. He
remained in a hotel lobby at tbe
garden oity and spun yarns to a buoob'
of drummers and did not seem to miss
the time a bit.
Shoot Rabid Coyotes.
On aooonnt of rabies existing among
coyotes in Wallowa oounty hunters
from Elgin have taken up the! propo
sition of hunting them in tbat ooun
ty for the bounty offered by tbe state,
oounty and sheepmen. The combined
bounty is $7.
Elsewhere in today's Press will be
found a notioe given by Mayor Mo
Ewen to tbe legal voters of the oity
of Atbena, oalling attention to a mass
meeting to Da held at tbe oity ball, on
Friday evening, February 8, 1911, for
tbe purpose of nominating candidates
for oity offtoes. .
At this meeting so it is understood,
afer tbe nomination of candidates
have been made, the question of abol
ishing tba water commission and plac
ing tbe management of tbe water sys
tem in tbe bands of tbe oity oounoil,
and also the changing of the obarter
of tbe oity of Athena, will be brought
up for discussion.
By aotion of tbe city oounoil, the
recorder has been instructed te place
upon tbe ballots tbe foregoing proposi
tions to be voted upon at tbe next
regular eleotion, wbioh will be held
on Thursday, Marob 7, 1911. '
The abolishment of tbo .water com-, s ,y , .'-
mission would leave the entire mah-J
agement of tbe water system, in all its
phases, with tbe oounoil, and tbe pro
posed obange in the obarter would
make it possible to levy a maximum
tax of 16 mills.
Teachers' Examinations. -Notioe
is hereby given that tbe
school superintendent of Umatilla
oounty, Oregon, will hold tbe reg
ular examination of applicants for
state and oounty certificates at Pen
dleton, as follows:
For State Papers.
Commencing Wednesday, February
8. 1911. at nine o'clook a. m., and
continuing until Saturday, February
11, 1911, at four o'olook p. m.
Wednesday Penmanship, History,
Spelling, Physical Geography, Read
Thursday Written Arithmetic,
Theory of 'leaching, Grammar, Book
Money for Roundup.
$11,000 has been subscribed at Pen
dleton for tbe Roundop fund. An ad
ditional purchase of five aores of land
will be made to go with the Matlock
traot and a quarter mile raoe traok
will be made. A grand stand capable
of seating 8500 people will be con
structed and tbe stadium will accom
modate 10,000 so it is estimated.
$. 'it 3k Sir
Good bound heat hay,?stred . in J. j'
barn. Enquiry? Geo. R. Dn-'aore; -.
one mile south,ofWeston. Xfi'x
Mr. and Mrs. 1$E. Sauaeof .Walla
Walla, have been guests this week of .
Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Rogers near '