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ATHENA. UMATILLA COUNTY. OREGON. FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 24, 1911.
S. F. WILSON, President,
H. KOEPKE Vice-President.
F. S. Le GROW, Cashier,
E. A. ZERBA. Ass't Cashier.
H. KOEPKE, F. S. Le GROW,
S. P. WILSON, A. B. M'EWEN,
M. L. WAITS. .
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS. $90,000.00
. - Tien years from now will you be slavishly working at a low salary for
somebody else or will you be your own master? You can be either if you
wish. Start that bank account today with only a small deposit if necessary,
and in ten years it will make you independent.
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-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 CO.
Lumber, Mill Work and all Kinds of
PAINTS, OILS AND VARNISHES
Posts and Blacksmith coal y
A. M. Johnson, Manager
ity Rleat Market
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.
C. L. MAY, ATHENA, OREGON
FEW HUE BILLS
Corporations Have Easy Going, While
Appropriations Climb to Total
Few bills' whioh will increase the
revenues of the state were passed at
the session of the legislature just
closed. Tbe only one wbiob will have
any pronounced effeot in swelling tbe
fnnds was presented by Represent
ative MoKinney of Baker, regulating
and requiring tbe registration of aut
omobiles, wbiob is expected to yield
about $75,000 to tbe state daring tbe
next two years. Several otber bills
wbiob may bring a total of $25,000
into tba treasury iu tbeuiui)ial per-
iod reoeived favorable consideration,
bnt these are all. . A . .
Tbe MoKinney bill requires' every
owner of an automobille having a rat
ing of 60 horsepower or less, to pay $3
to the eeoretary of tbe state for regis
tration. Owners having maobines
rated at more than 50 horsepower
are required to pay $5. Every peison
or firm having several maobines pays
$10 for tbe registration of all. If an
auto is sold it must be re-registered
and another fee is exacted.
There was also a bill passed author
izing tbe state to sell some asylum
land near Salem wbiob is not needed
and this will bring about $1200. Reg
istration of trademarks will also bring
several thousands into the treasury
and a few others will bring similar
Tbe corporations esoa.ped in easy
fashion at tbe hands of tbe lawmakers
who not only failed to pass most of
tbe bills putting restrictions upon
tbem but also killed any giving tbe
state additional revenues from them.
The public service commission bill
was tbe only one of importance relat
ing to the corporations which' passed
and tba big Interests did not make
very muob of a Sght upon it. Some
of the bills defeated were the eight
hour law which would have affeoted
tbe Oregon City paper mills to the. ex
tent1 of at least $50,000 a year and the
Amme telegraph and telephone bills.
The railroads and other publio serv
ice corporations made a strong flgbt
on tbe proposal to require them to
keep a set of books in this state and
this bill was killed off in the olosing
hours in the bona by Thompson of
Lake, after it had passed tbe senate.
The request for the passage of suoh
a measure was made by both the railroad-
and tax commissions. Many
publio service companies wbiob oper
ate extensively in Oregon and main-
; tain headquarters here keep their
hooks in New York oity. When tbe
railroad commission or tax commission
desires to obtain any figures it must
wait until they can be sent here from
the east. Another objeotion tbe mem
bers of the commission make to this
oustom is that it Rives tbe companies
time, if .tbev desire, to joggle their
books and figures so as to deceive tbe
members of tbe commission.
To tbe total of appropriations as
voted by tbe two branches of the leg
islature has been added an appropria
tion of $340,000 by tbe eleventh hour
enactment of tbe Mariner state aid
bill, wbiob with two minor appropri
ation bills reconsidered in the senate
late Saturday afternoon, made the
grand total of appropriations enaoted
ty tbe twenty-sixth legislative assem
bly $4,892,460.43, wbiob is an in.
crease over the appropriations of two
years ago of $1,804,072.92, an in
crease of more than 60 per oent.
While it is not olaimed for these
figures that they are absolutely cor
rect, tbe aotual appropriations made
by tbe legislature at this session will
not vary from tbem in any material
degree. They inolude the annual ap
propriations made by tbis legislature
for tbe next biennial period only and
do not Inolude continuing appropria
tions made by tbe legislatures of for
mer years. These figures Inolude only
mm WHERE PRICES ARE RICHT
Tbe Freshest and niost Choice the Market affords in
jrj Best .that Money can Buy Always Found Here
rj, DELL" BROTHERS, 0AlK0,KSi0 ,s Athena, Oregon
tbe aotual appropriations made by this
legislature for tbe next biennial period.
Lion Hunter Seeks Cougar.
A dispatch from Dayton says that
Blue Mountain stookmen on tbe Ore
gon hid Washington sides are at last
to have relief from troubles caused by
cougars. Tbe obampion lion hunter
of tbe west, G. E. Ordish, of Libby,
Mont., bas signified bis intention of
going on the trail of "stock killing"
lions of tbe mountain country nar
Dayton. It is estimated $3600 worth
of oattle, horses, sheep and swine
have been killed by oougars this win
ter and tbe ferooious type is rapidly
increasing in numbers and boldness.
Ordisb claims a reoord of 22 lions tbis
winter and 83 in tbe last four seasons.
He claims to have two of the best
lion Jogs in the world and hunts with
them on saow exclusively. It would
be worth $5000. prominent cattlemen
deolare, to have the Blue ridges rid of
CHURCH FINANCIAL STATEMENT
Report of Treasurer Scott for the Year
Nineteen Hundred and Ten.
Collections - - $1185.67
Borrowed - - - 775.00
Unaooounted - - - .75
Collected for Martin Meeting 836.09
Collected for Note at Bank 355.00
Missions and Benevolenoe 110.85
Overdraft Jan. 1, 1910 $ 85.00
Pastor's salary - . .' . 1109.33
Insurance" - - 173.55
Notes . . . . 275.00
Interest - - - 11.90
Janitor - - - 165.00
Sundry expenses - - 189.96
Expense of Martin meeting 636.09
Paid on Note at Bank - 855.00
Missions & Benevolence - . 110.85
Bal. on hand - - - .78
Total - - - $3263.86.
Tbe items for' Missions and Benev
olence were inadvertently omitted
from the report made to the congre
gation last Sunday.
Considerable donations of fuel were
made during the year wbiob do not
appear in the above report.
It should be noted that tbe pastor's
salary is $25 per week, with use of the
parsonage included.. There was due
tbe pastor ou January 1, 1911, $10.67
on salary aooount.
Tbe church was without a pastor
six weeks following tbe resignation of
Ellis B. Harris in January.
Joseph N. Soott,
' v Geer's Reminiscenses.
"Fifty Years in Oregon" is tbe title
of a reoord of bis personal reminis
cences that is being written by T. T.
Geer, governor of Oregon from 1899
to 1903, member of the house of repre
sentatives at Salem for four terms,
and speaker of tbe bouse during one
session. Mr. beer says tnat be bas
signed a contract with an eastern
publishing boose for a book of 150,000
words, telling of publio affairs of tbe
state and of publio men of tbe last
halt ceutury. "I am just now afsem
bling my materials," said Mr. Geer.
and have not begun the real work
of writing tbe book. Toe book should
be on the market in less than a year."
Jury Decided For Pinkerton.
A lawsuit wbiob created interest
enough to tax tbe oapaoity of 'Judge
Riobards' court room took plaoe Tues
day, when the evidence in tbe case of
Bannister vs. Pinkerton was given be
fore a jury. Homer I Watts was
attorney for tbe plaintiff and tbe de
fendant was represented by Attorney
Wilson. Tbe case was brought before
Judge Riobards to determine tbe own
ership of a borse. Tbe evidenoe was
iu some instances of a gingery nature,
and after summing it up, tbe jury
awarded tbe '.iorsH to Pinkerton, tax
ing a pasture bill to bim and tbe costs
of tbe case to Bannister.
A bill providing for a prosecuting
attorney for each county, passed both
bouses of tbe legislature and now
awaits the signature of tbe governor
to become a law. Tbe bill will not
be effective for two years. Tbe coun
ty attorney of Umatilla will draw a
salary of $2,000 per annum. Tbe
present office of district attorney.
wbiob includes tbe judicial distriot
of Umatilla and Morrow counties, is
worth $3,000 per annum.
TO BOOMTHE WEST
Union Pacific and Southern Pacific
Vote $1,250,000 for Advertising
During Present Yaar.
One and a quarter million dollars for
advertising the resources of 10,000
miles of railroad in one year ii tbe an
swer of the directors of the Union
Paoiflo and Southern Paoiflo systems
to tbe oalamity bowler. This remark
able appropriation, tbe largest by far
in tbe history of railroad advertising,
spoils prosperity in oapital letters for
the United States in the next twelve
month for this stand in favor of ag
gressive but judicious advertising bas
oot been taken without careful and
oonsoientious weighing of the busi
ness, tbe crops, the emigration, the
rate deoieion and all kindred problems
which have direot bearing upon rail
road and, incidentally, upon national
Tbe passenger representatives of tbe
Union and Southern Paoiflo systems
and the Oregon Short Line met in
Chicago Monday afternoon and decid
ed upon tbe expenditure of $1,250,000,
in advertising tbe faoilities offered by
these railroad systems and tbe Indus
trial opportunities offered by the com
munities and country they serve dur
ing tbe present year.
Many large ooiporations and firms
are making large annual advertising
appropriations, by far tbe greater pro
portion of the amounts being used for
newspaper advertising. Among those
coming to or passing the million
mark, are the following: Union Pa
ciflo and Southern Paoiflo Railroads.
$1,250,000; National Biscuit company,
$1,000,000; Standard Oil company.
$1,000,000; Sears, Roebuok & Co.,
$1,000,000; Uooa Cola company, $1,-
000,000 and many others whioh range
from $100,000 to $800,000. '
Pendleton Ball Club Officers.
At tbe gathering of tbe Pendleton
fans Tuosday night, J. Roy Raley was
elected president of tbe Pendleton
olub of tbe Blue Mountain league and
tbe following men were obosen for
the otber offices: Henry Collins for
vice president; John Dickson for seo
retary and Fred Lampkin for treasur
er. These officers will bold a meeting
to select a manager for tbe team,
and common report bas it that Clark
Xtelson will te tbe favored one, says
tbe East Oregonian.
of tbe educational work being done
and the training department, and we
found that the institution at the pres
ent time is working within the provis
ions of its charter. Under the effic
ient supervision of George H. Blaok,
president, the Lewiston state normal
sohool has obtained a high standing,
its graduates being placed f on a level
with those of normal sohools in other
states. As to the standing of the Lew
iston normal, as a state institution
apart from thai of a local sobool, we
found, basing our figures on tbe en
rollment of last semester, that the
total number of students doing normal
work with the intention of beooming
teachers to be 277, with 82 additional
students doing special work ; of these
277 students 111, or 40 per cent, gave
Lewiston as their home, 115, or api
proximately 42 per oent reside In the
state outside of Lewiston, and 51. or
18 per oent, came from other states.
We recommend an appropriation for
the Lewiston state normal sohool of
$100,600.00 for the biennum."
THERE IS (SIDNEY IN POULTRY
J, M. Swaggart Tells What He Is Do
lng at Meadow Brook Poultry Farm.
Boy Shot for Deer.
Clarenoe Phipps, aged 17 years, was
shot and killed by Haivey Sutherland,
about tbe same age, in the hills four
miles northeast of Ooburg and 10 or
12 miles from Eugene Sunday after
noon tbe latter mistaking Phipps for
a deer. Young Phipps and nepbew,
Rex Green, started from their .homes
two miles , north of Coburg for the
bills to hunt squirrels and other small
game and young Sutherland, alone.
left bis borne in Coburg about the
same time to look after some traps be
bad set iu the bills. Pbipps and
Gieen knew nothing of Sutherland's
presence in tbe vioinity neither did
Sutherland know tbey were there,
While resting in some dense under
brush, Sutherland spied something
about 250 yards distant and thinking
it was a deer, toot careful aim and
fired. He was horrified to bear a ory
of surprise from young Green. He ran
toward tbe spot where he bad seen
the objeot he thought was a deer and
found Pbipps dead with a bullet bole
in bis head. Tbe ball bad entered be
low tbe left nostril and lodged in the
back of tbe brain. Clarenoe Pbipps
was tba son of Ira Pbipps.
From Jail to Fortune.
After being freed from tbe Walla
Walla county jail, having just served
a term in that plaoe or tbe passing
of no fnnd obeoks, Clintou Baohanan
has plenty of money to pay any obeok
be may desire to write, at least up to
tbe sum of $12,000. He reooived tbat
amount forfa patent attachment for a
eidebul combined harvester, Ben C.
Bolt of Walla Walla, and J. F. Kri
mer of Spokane being tbe purchasers.
The device is purposed to keep tbe
tbresbing maobine on the oombined
harvester in a level position, notwith
standing tbe . contour of tbe land and
tbe tilt of tbe header. It is said that
Buobanan's device is by far tbe most
praotioal and useful of any like con
trivance tbat has been purchased, and
tbe purchasers are said to be more
tban pleased with tbeir targain.
Falling Shed Kills Him.
J. H. Beobner, a farm band em
ployed by G. DeOraw of Weston, met
a violent death Saturday afternoon,
when a shed on tbe old Green plaoe
fell and bnriod bim beneath the de
bris. Tbe roof of tbe shed was cov
ered tbickly with straw, wbiob to
gether with a heavy weight of snow
oaused it to collapse, when Beobner
for some reason bad entered on tbe
inside. His body was fuund Satur
day evening and was taken to Weston
where it was prepared for burial.
Beobner had been a resident of tbe
Weston neighborhood for several years.
At one time be was an engineer on
tbe Southern Paoiflo, and had lately
patented a traction engine. He bas a
sister wbo resides in Seattle, and was
a kinsman of Fred Foster of Weston,
Good Words for Normal,
Tbe joint committee of the senate
and 'bouse, appointed to investigate
tbe educational institutions of the
state of Idaho made a very oareful in
vestigation and as a result aooorded
bigb praise to tbe Lewiston state nor
mal. Tbe report relative to tbe Lew
iston normal as in part as follows:
"Your committee made a oareful in
vestigation of -tbe needs of tbe Lewis
ton state normal sobool. tbe character
J. M. Swaggart, proprietor of
Meadow Brook poultry farm, reoectly
reoeived some prize' winning birds to
head bis breeding pens for tbe coming
year. Mr. Swaggart is meeting , witb
phenomenal success in the poultry -
business and importuned ty a Press
reporter, he gives the following faots
for the benefit of our readers. Mr.
"There is money in eggs and poul
try. Now, when I say that there' is
money in eggs and poultry, it is oot
an uteranoe from a phonograph; bnt
is baoked by , experienoe. I do not
make the assertion because some one
else bas told me. and I believed it and
thought tbat there ought to be money
in it, or figured it out on paper, but I
positively know it to be a faot.
"For what otber produot is there
suoh a demand as for poultry and eggs?
In fact, tbe demand is so great tbat
prioes for eggs always range from 15
to 20 cents per dozen and iu many
localities as high as 60 cents.
"Tbis in itself shows tbat a good
flock of hens is as good as a United
States mint. How many families are
supplied with food and wearing ap
parel from a good bunch of poultry?
If plenty of range oan be bad, the oost
of feed is comparatively slight, and
nearly all the income a profit. There
is money in a bunob of scrubs, or a
mixed lot of obiokens, but there is
more in a good flook of pure bred
fowls. They will lay more eggs and
tring bigber prioes on tbe market.
Tbey thrive better and grow larger
and besides all tbis , how muob pret
tier a flook of obiokens, all of one
variety, look, than a bunob of mixed
birds, and bow muoh more satisfac
tory they are.
"It is now three years since we
hatobed our first pure blood Barred
Plymouth Rooks and now after tbtse
years of experienoe witb tbem by tbe
side of various breeds we are thor
oughly satisfied tbat tbere is no otber
general purpose breed of equal value.
Tbey ore good layers, winter and sum
mer. Tbey are good rustlers and as a
market fclrd, tbey bring the very top
price, while tbeir barring makes tbem
a bird of beauty as well as utility.
Tbe bens make tbe best of mothers.
"Here is what my small flook of 80
hens did for me last year: From
Maroh to Ootober, I sold $120 worth
of eggs, and from November to Febru
ary 15, $68 worth. I also sold $85
worth of oookerels; total $273.
"My aim is to improve my flook and
keep tbe very best strain. I bought
5 pullets and one cockerel at the Pen
dleton Poultry show, 1910. These
birds scored 87 8-4. I also bought 4
oookerels from tbe blue ribbon strain
uf B. P. R. from Corvallis. Oregon.
J. M. Swaggart."
Mrs. Barrett Improving.
Good news comes from Salem tbat
Mrs. O. A. Barrett, who for several
days was oritloally ill witb pneu
monia, is improving, with every iodi
oatioa pointing to her ultimate re
covery. Her son, Henry, and Mrs.
Plamondon, ber daughter, went to ber
bedside last Saturday, and friends in
tbis city anxiously awaited telegrams
wbiob were reoeived from time to
time, announcing tbe oondition of
tbe patient. Monday a slight obange
for tbe better was noted aod since
tbat time Mrs. Barrett bas been Im
Meat for Portland.
Louis Calvos. representing a syndi
cate of Greek and Slavonian restaur
ants in Portland bas completed ar
rangements to bntober sheep, oattle
and bogs at Stanfield for shipment to
Portland for use in tbe restaurants.
It la tbeir intention to kill an average
of 25 to 40 bead of sheep every day,
besides several bead of oattle and
Work is to begin at once on tbe
branoh asylum at Pendleton. Engin
eer Murphy, of tbe asylum at Salem,
is now in Pendleton for tbe purpose of
superintending tbe preliminary work,