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Carry Big Stocks
ATITENA, UMATILLA COUNTY. OREGON. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1911.
.. ,. OFFICERS
S. P. WILSON, President,
H. KOEPKE Vice-President,
F. S, Le GROW, Cashier,
E. A. ZERBA, Aes't Cashier.
H. KOEPKE, F. S. Le GROW,
S. P. WILSON, A. B. M'EWEN,
M. L. WAITS.
, OFj 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'll 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. -
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THE TUiVl-A-LUrvl LUtVlBER GO.
Lumber, Mill Work and all Kinds of
PAINTS, OILS AND VARNISHES
Posts and Blacksmith coal
A. M. Johnson, Manager
TITir T A 111 t Ta.T T"a
WM. JAMIESON, Prop.
NORTH SIDE OP MAIN STREET
The Best Meat to be found in Town. Come and see
me. I will treat you right. '
C. L. MAY, ATHENA, OREGON
Preston-Parton Milling Company Not
. : Troubled Over Rates Charred By
Pacific Power & Light Co.
Walla Walla, North Yakima aud
other, towns served by the Paciflo
Power & Light oompany are offering
strenuous opposition to the alleged ex
oessive charges exacted by the big cor
poration for power and light servioe.
The Walla Walla Union is cham
pioning the cause of the consumer,
has for some time been delving after
facts and has bean giving them pub
licity. Monday's issue of the Union
oontained an article, by way of com
parison, which alludes to the fortunate
position in whioh the Preston-Parton
Milling company of this city finds it
self with the power company and the
cities of Athena and Weston, by vhtne
of contraot made when the mill was
established here. The artiole in ques
"ExoeRsive Charges for eleotrioity
for lighting and power purposes are
not troubling the proprietors of the
Athena Mills, who secure their 'juioe'
from the Paciflo Power & Light oom
pany, even though resideuts of Walla
Walla, North Yakima and perhaps
othei cities of this section are up in
arms over what they consider unfair
prices. By the terms of a oontraot
whioh was signed up several years
ago, the Northwestern Gas & Eleotrio
Light oompany entered into a contraot
with the Athena Milling oompany,
granting them a flat rate per horse
power per month for a long period of
yews and this oontraot is still in
"The rats specified in this oontraot
were so favorable to the milling oom
pany, that it is said Manager Drake,
who was at one time local manager
for the Northwestern oompany, did
everything in bis power in au effort to
annul' the oontraot.
"The towns of Athena and Weston
are supplied with light and power by
the the Athena Milling company)
whioh doubtless has arranged rates on
such a basis that the returns from the
two municipalities pay the monthly
aooount-of the PaoiSo Power & Light
oompany for the eleotrioity supplied,
thus leaving the operation of the
mill praotloally a net gain to the
) wnereas: it nas pieasea tne urana
Master of the Universe to remove from
our midst and labors our beloved and
worthy brother, Andrew, J. Wagner,
Whereas: The community has lost
i one of its most honorable BDd upright
citizens; the family a just and loving
husband and father, and the Lodge a
most worthy and honorable Brother,
Resolved: That wer the membors
of Dolph Lodge, No. 80, A. P. & A.
M., feel most deeply aud sorrowfully
the loss of onr departed brother aud
in condolence to the bereaved family
would oommend them to Him who
tempers the wind to the shorn lamb
and with fortitude say, "Thy will be
Resolved: That a copy of these
resolutions be spread upon the min
utes, a copy be sent to the family,
and a copy famished the Athena
Press. Fraternally submitted,
; Chas. O. Henry, ;
A. M. Johnson,
Hair Liniment Kills.
George Moses, the Nez Perce Indian
who a few days ago proolaimed him
self a Messiah, is dead. The body of
the dead tribal leader was found
dressed in full Indian regalia sur
rounded by bis weeping friends. The
wailing cries of the women and the
silent tears of the men showed the
consideration in which the dead man
was held ty bis people. The Indians
declined to permit a post mortem ex
amination to determine the cause of
death, but investigations showed that
Moses had been fasting for 10 days,
during which time he bad drunken
several bottles of hair elixir whioh
oontained 50 per oent aloohol with co
caine. A liniment intended for exter
nal use had also been drunken . His
lips and mouth were burned and
swollen by the dregs.
Mrs. Shelton Dead.
At the home of her daughter, Mrs.
0. A. White of Freewater, Mrs. Cbes
ley Shelton of Baker City died Mon
day. She had oome to Freewater
about six weeks ago to visit her daugh
ter, was taken ill with la grippe and
died. Mrs, Shelton was born in Ten
nessee November 5, 1828, was married
in 1846 and crossed the plains iu 1862.
She leaves a husband and seven children,
SP0N6E SEWED UP IN WOUND
Surgeon Performing Operation Fails to
Remove Piece of Cloth,
To operate upon a woman for gall'
stones and find that tho trouble was
not caused by gall stones at all, bnt
by a sponge left iu the body at the
time of a previous operation was the
exerienoe of Portland dootors Saturday
when they made an incision in the
side of Mis. Robert Manning of Pilot
Rook, says 'be EaBt Oregonian.
Mrs. Manning had been brought to
Pendleton by Dr. Fred Lieuallen of
Pilot Rook, but her case was consider
ed so serious that it was deemed ad
visable to take her to Portland where
the operation with the above result
Mrs. Manning was operated upon
a year ago lest January by G. W. Cole
of this city and evidently at that time
the inoisiou was sewed up without re
moving the sponge. For the benefit
of the average person, it might be
said that such a sponge consists of a
pieoe of absorbent cotton cloth about
the size of a man's band. Mrs. Man
ning has been suffering from this for
some time but it was thought by doc
tors that she was afflicted with gall
FROM OVER WESTON WAY
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pbo&ery WHERE PRICES ARE RIGHT n
fj The Freshest and most Choice the Market affords in
Tje Best that Money can Buy Always Found Here
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IDE WITH C O
House Passes Reciprocity Bill,
Amendment, 221 to 92 Demo
crats SupDort Taft.
President Taft's reoiprooity agree
ment with Canada was indorsed in the
bouse of representatives Tuesday night
through the support of an almost solid
demooratio vote. The MoCall bill
oarrylng the agreement into effeot was
passed, 221 to 92.
The majority of the republicans
present voted against the bill, the
division being 78 . ayes and 87 noes.
The demooratio rote was 14 ayes and
only 5 noes. A majority of the repub
lican insurgents present voted for the
The MoCall bill now goes to the
senate. What its fate will be in that
body is problematical. : President Taft
believes if a filibuster oan be avoided
and a vote taken the bill will pass.
He is insistont that the senate shall
act one way or the other, and has in
dicated that he would oall an extra
session of congress if it does not do so.
The passage of the bill in the bouse
came at the end of a long debate whiob
at times was as bitter as has been
heard on the floor of that chamber in
years. The fight was oonfined almost
wholly to the republican side. Dem
ooratio members joined in from time
to time and taunted the "ajority
members for their laok of unity.
The demooratio leaders also .put in
the olaim that the reoiprooity agree
ment was good demooratio doctrine
and declared they were glad to wel
come President Taft and many of the
house members into the demooratio
fold. . .
While crossing the railway trestle
below town Friday morning a young
stranger narrowly esoaped death. The
passenger train was within ten feet of
him when be managed to swing eff the
track and cling to one of tie barrels
used for fire protection.
Frank . Waddingham had both bis
arms broken in a runaway aooideut re
cently while descending the Touohet
bill. He was hurried to Walla Walla
18 miles away, where the fraotures
were reduced aud is now getting along
nioeJy. His left arm was broken just
above the wrist and bis right arm
jnst below the shoulder.
Mr. Joseph Wnrzer, one of Wes
ton's leading farmers and most pop
ular citizens and a member of its
common oounoil has become a happy
beuediot. Upon retaining with his
bride, they were cordially welcomed
and the bridegroom saw that plenty of
"smokes" were provided for his well
wishers. ,' ,,
Relatives of Jasper O'Harra at Wes
ton were niob alarmed by the news
from Central Point of serious siokness
in his family. They have been as
sured by wire and mail that the pa
tients are recovering. Mr. . O'Harra's
wife, daughter and little granddaugh
ter were all three very ill with pneu
monia at the same time. They were
attended by four physicians and two
John Wright died in Chicago last
Saturday morning. The remains were
shipped to Walla Walla for burial.
Mr. Wright was formerly a resident
of Weston, and was held in high es
teem by many friends in this city,
who learn of Lis death with much re
gret. Of late years be made bis home
at Walla Walla. He was seized with
a sudden and fatal illness while visit
ing his sister ia Chicago. He is sur
vived by one son, Dave Wright, bis
wife and daughter having preceded
him to the grave.
Telegrams Br Phone,
To take oare of persons living in
towns where the Western Union office
is open only daring the day or wbere
it closes at midnight, the company
has just nut into effeot a system by
which Paciflo Telephone & Telegraph
subsoribers may seud and reoeive tele
grams over their telephone wire.
These telegrams may be telephoned to
a distant all night office without
charge for the phone connection.
This facility was originally extended
January 1, but certain telephone toll
obarges prevailed, while the only
obarge now is to be for the telegram
itself. - '
1 will pay a reasonable reward for
tba recovery of a dark bay mare,
brand B on left shoulder weighs about
1050 pounds and is about 12 years old;
and a black gelding i years old brand
U on left iiip. Hugh Taylor,
Whips Teacher: Is Freed.
- After remaining out for 0 or 10
hours the jury in tbeoase against Mrs.
Charles Allen, charged with assault
with a weapon liable to do great bod
ily barm in beating Miss Mellissa
Bonis, a teaober at Weiser, Idaho,
brought in a verdiot of simple battery.
The evidence showed that Miss Burris
bad been beateu with a club, that
her body was black and blue from the
blows, and that she was oonfined to
her bed for several weeks. Mrs. Allen
beat her for correcting one of her
obildren, a pupil of the school. The
case created much excitement in the
school distriot wbere it occurred, and
the entire neighborhood attended the
trial, whiob was stubbornly contested.
Wheat Sold at Adams.
Frank Martin sold 1295 saoks of
Forty Fold wheat, the balance of bis
last year's crop, to the Interior Ware
house oompany at Adams, for 70 cents
a bushel and it is being shipped to
Portland. J. A. Winn sold the bal
anoe of his last year's orop of wheat
to the Interior Warehouse company at
Adams for 70 cents a bushel. The lot
contained 900 sacks aud was shipped
to Portland. (3. M. Morrison sold toe
balance of bis last year's orop of
wheat to the Interior Warehouse com
pany for the same prioe. . Tbe lot
contained 167S sacks and ia shipped to
the LaGrande Milling oompany at La
Chicken Ate Diamond.
When Mrs. Alfred Geddess, wife of
the county surveyor of Linn county,
out into a obiokeu whiob she was pre
paring for cooking, she discovered
a $200 diamond ring iu the orop. At
first she thought she was ahead jnst
that much, but when her husband re
turned he reoognized it as the property
of A. Holtz, the bntoher from whom
the fowl was purobased. It was ie-
turned to him. . Mr. Ilnltz has kept
chickens in a yard behind his shop
and two weeks ago be missed the ring
goon after having fed the chickens
some grain. He hastened into the
yard and failiug to find it gave it up
for lost. ' : ;
Sunday Schools at Milton.
The 16tb annual convention of the
Umatiilla County Sunday School con
vention will te held at Columbia col
lege March 8 and 9. The Rev. Levi
Johnson, pastor of the Presbyterian
oboroo and president of the associa
tion announces that an exoeilent pro
gram has been arranged. The Rev.
C. A. Pbipps of Portland, the secre
tary, is expeoted to address the oon-vttution.
conger eyeing him from a nearby rook.
The first bullet produoed a flesh wound
only and the wounded animal charged
furiously. When ten feet away and
rushing with great speed at the hunt
er a bullet in the brain felled , the
monster. At the same time another
oougar was approaobing on the jump
from behind. The animal was killed.
Birthday Party. .
A party was given at the Stewart
home north of the oity Tuesday even
ing, in honor of Miss Ruth Stewart,
the oooasion being the eighteenth
birthdsy of the young lady. The
evening was spent by those present in
a pleasant sooial way, and all were
royally entertained. Refreshments
were served by Mrs. Stewart. Those
present from town inoluded the High
school pupils, classmates of Miss
Stewart, and Prinoipal and Mrs. Pate
and Miss Laubenhsim.
SIX TEAMS IN BALL LEAGUE
Echo, Pendleton, Athena, Weston, Mil
ton and Walla Walla Represented.
The Bine Mountain base ball league
will ooutain six teams this year, the
towns of Eoho, Pendleton, Athena,
Weston, Milton and Walla Walla '
being given membership at a meeting
held by the organization at Weston
Sunday. Athena was represented at
the meeting by Jesse Smith. Will
Littlejohn and H. A. Bundy attempt
ed to reaoh Weston Sunday for ton
purpose of attending the meeting, but
their rig stuok in the snowdrifts east
of town and they were foroed to re
The organization of the enlarged
leaguo was perfeoted by the eleotion
of L. G. Frazier of Pendleton, pres
ident; Asa B. Thomson, of Eoho, vice-
president; I. M. Kemp, Weston, treas
urer and Carl Cooley, of .Peodleton,
Eoho is the smallest town in the
league, and the expense will fall
heavier on its team than on any other
of the league, but the men on the
team are thorough bred sportsmen and
they promise that their team will be
in the running clear through the sea
son. ' v. v . '
The original frame-up was to in
olude a four-team league, with Pen
dleton, Athena. Weston and Walla
Walla in the raoe, but Milton had or
ganized strong and put up suon a
game fight for place that her oon-
teutions could not be overlooked, es-'
peoially as she bad the Meador Park
pull iu her favor so Eoho was paired
with her and the result is a six-team
It is understood that each team will
be required to deposit f 100 before the
beginuiog of the season as guaranty of
good faith that they will play througn
out the season. ;
The league schedule will begin
Sunday, March 26, and will continue
for IS weeks, until July 2. Eaoh team
will meet every other one three times
and the games will take place on Sun
days, iiaon team will take the gate
receipts from the games on its home
grounds and will defray its own trav
A Whistling Well.
Robert Johnson, secretary of the
Walla Walla Fair association, bas a
ranob on Eureka flat on which he as
serts there is a "whistling, well."
The well has been drilled 800 feet but
the drilling operations have been sue-,
pended until the drill, wbioh is fast in
the bottom of the well, caa be dis
lodged. On several occasions people
living in that vioinity say that air has
issued from the well with such veloc
ity as to cause a whistling noise that
oan be heard a qoarter of a mile.
while on other occasions they say that
matters are reversed and the air rushes
in with sufficient foroe to draw a hat
down through the opening.
A New Stock.
Bundy & Christian, the painters and
decorators, will put la a new stock of
paints, oils and wall paper. They ex
pect the goods to arrive about the
25tb. For the present the stock will
be displayed in the Boddy building,
wbere the firm now has its paint shop,
A specialty will be made by Bundy &
Christian of house painting, wall
paper banging and decorating.
Cougars Trapped Him.
Hemmed ia by infuriated oougars in
a steep oanyon on the summit of the
Blue mountains, not far from Eamela,
I. M. Morgan, a resident of Kamela
experienced a hair-raising experience
Saturday, says a La Grande speoial.
f He was bunting up Bear creek from
Athena. J Gibbon," when be discovered a huge
Knights of Pvthias Ball.
Advertising matter is out announc
ing the Knights of Pythias ball wbioh
will be given by Pythian Lodge No.
20, K. of P., of this oity on Thursday
eveoing, February 23. The big event
will be held in the K. of P.-l. O. O. V.
ball. The best of order will prevail
and all are promised a most pleasant
liniH. A unrmrftl Invitntinn a or.
tended by the oommittee having the
arrangements in band. Supper will
ha BAVtarl In fha Kail Ainltit wstnm n A '
Johnson's orchestra has been engaged
to furnlBb the musio.
Will Have Sack Dav
February 23 is to be sack day for
the farmers of Umatilla ooonty and a
meeting of the secretaries of all the
lnnnl nninna will hn hnlA In PnnAlntnn
wbeu reports will be made as to the
number of sacks to be (--ought for the
coming year and arrangements be
made for bids. This action bas been
taken at the request of County Pres
ident Sbumway. According to Vioe
President W. W. Harran, there will
be aoout 600,000, saoks purobased ty
the Farmers' union this year.
Good bound wheat hay,
barn. Enquire of Geo. R.
one mile south of Weston.