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ATHENA. UMATILLA COUNTY. OREGON. FRIDAYMARCH 3, 1911.
8. F. WILSON, President,
H. KOEPKE Vice-President,'
F. S. Le GROW, Cashier,
E. A. ZERBA. Ass't Cashier.
H. KOEPKE, T.i. S. Le GROW,
S. F. WILSON, A. B. M'EWEN,
M. L. WATTS.
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CAPITAL AND SURPLUS. $99,000.00
Ten years from now will you be slavishly, working. at a low salary for
Homebody eise or wiii 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
That's what buying poor paint
means. Paint may be low
priced t 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
J?0 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-LUIV1 LUMBER GO.
Lumber, Mill Work and all Kinds of
PAINTS, OILS AND VARNISHES
Posts and Blacksmith coal
A. M. Johnson, Manager
CLUB IS O ZED
Officers Elected and Formation of
: Team Will Begin at Once, Under
Athena will be in the base ball
arena on tbo right foot this season,
if Sunday's meeting of fans is any
criterion. A loyal bnnoh met at B.
B, Riobards' office and the speedy
result was that the Athena Base Ball
olnb was organized with the eleotion
of B. B. Riohards, president; M. L.
Watts, seoretary, Ernest Zerba, trea
surer, and W, P. Littlejohn, manager.
In effect, the oonoensns of opinion
as expressed at the meeting was that
Athena this year is to hav a team
tbat will represent the city with cred
it in the Bine Mountain league aud in
view of the fact that the spirit of old
"Yeilow Kid" days prevailed, -Ath
ena promises a good showing belore
the league fans this year.
The fact tbat the Athena club is
officered by the business men is con
clusive proof that its affairs will be
run on business punoipies ana toe
team will have the most substantial
baoking the oity affords
In the selection of Mr. Littlejohn
for manager, the fans know they have
the best man that could be secured
for the place. Through indefatigable
effort, under most trying and discour
aging oiroumstanoes, be weathered the
storm last year and got all out of a
tail-end team that it was possible to
get. He will have everything ' to go
with this year, and here's predicting
that "Billy" will win more games
than h loses.
At the meeting, a new name was
selected for the team. After several
names had been proposed "Little-
john's MillerB" was unanimously se
lected. And with the selection of
this name, came a generous $50 dona
tion to the club treasury from Man
ager Watts of the Preston-Parton
Milling company. -
The base ball fever is raging in
other towns which will be represented
in the leagne. Milton has secured a
new pitober and an inflelder. Weston
has a pitoher from Iowa, and Walla
Walla fans are tumbling over them
selves buying season tiokets at 2 per.
Clark Kelson will conduct a night
school and instruot bis players In all
the frills of inside, ball. Eobo is
smashing the window lights out of her
gym in athletio work-outs all of
wbioh Infuses dope and ginger in the
base ball bug. And the dope is, "let
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
Syrian Draws Fine. .;.'
Najjar, tbe Syrian neddler, was
j oonvioted of the charge preferred
I against him by the Express oompany,
land Judge Smith, of Baker, before
whom the oase was tried, imposed a
fine of flOO and oosts. The oase was
ot especial interest to many in Athe
na, where Najjar, his suit oase claims
and counter obarges by the Express
company lorn en ted nuge volumes or
opinion pro and con as to whether or
not tbe Syrian was guilty of stealing
bis own suit oase from tbe O.-W. B.
& N. station, and then charging tbe
company with its loss, involving an
alleged valuation of $1300. A num
ber of witnesses from this oity attend
ed tbe trial. Homer I. Watts was
A May Festival.
After a week's canvass of Milton
and Freewater in tbe interests of the
proposed May festival,-Prof. W. A.
Bacon who is at tbo head of tbe move
ment, assures tbose interested that he
is receiving loyal support from the
business interests and people of the
community and that tbe tig festival is
now an assured thing. It will likely
be held the first week iu May, says the
Eagle. ; .
Rate Case Is Up.
Baker City's demand for a" greater
consideration at tbe hands of the Ore-
eon and Washington Bailroad & Nav
igation oompany in tbe way of dig
tirbutive and speoial commodity rates
has been taken up for- investigation
offioially by the raiaoad commission.
Baker has made a demand similar to
one made by tbe oity of Medford for
distributive rates be favorable or al
most as favorable as tbose enjoyed by
the larger shipping centers suob as
Portland, Spokane or Seattle.
. Mountain Apples.
A box of "3 1-2 tier" Borne Beauty
apples was brought down from Bead
and Hawley Mountain Tuesday by H.
B. Bolman, and was taken to Pendle
ton by F. G. Lucas for exhibition pur
poses. They are splendid apples and
show what this mountain soil is capa
ble, of doing. Weston mountain is
also "in tbe swim." W. Larder came
down this week with another load of
Home Beauties, a osolutely free from
blemish, which are on display at Jar
man's. It is becoming evident right
along tbat mountain land could just as
well be worth from $500 to $1000 an
aore if commercial orchards were
planted and properly cared for. Wes
ton Leader. , ,'
COUNTY ROAD MATTERS UP
Athena-Pendleton Highway Possible.
Maloney's Road Policy.
Although tbe various good roads
laws were vetoed by the governor at
the request if the good roads associa
tion whiou held them, to be faulty
and although the Tuttle road law has
been repealed it is still possible tbat a
permanent highway may be construct
ed between Athena and Pendleton,
says tbe East Oregonian.
It is; believed that the road could
have been oonstrnoted under tbe Tur
tle law or under tbe bonding aot bad
those laws been allowed to stand.
Under tbe oiroumstanoes snob, a
highway as proposed wilfrhave to be
built out of unrrent funds if at all.
However, there are many who favor
doing the work in this manner or at
least in doing all tbe work that may
be done with tbe money available.
County Judge Maloney, who is favor
able to suob a road, has intimated
that the road might be built even
though tbe Tuttle law and tbe bond
ing law were knocked out. . Thus far
no aotive steps toward asking for snob
a toad have been taken, .but the sub
jeot is being discussed to quite an ex
tent by farmers living along the road
and by others.
Connty Judge Maloney's poliov for
working the roads is to abolish tbe
office of oounty road master and adopt
tbe plan of having three ditrict road
masters to supervise tbo work in their
respective seotions instead of going
back to tbe old system of having ooun
ty commissioners do it. '
DELIVERY WHERE PRICES ARE RIGHT
The Freshest and most Choice the Market affords in
ilf J -t i Ji t i Ji
QUALITY GROCERY STlBi
Tge Best that Money can Buy Always Found Here
CATERERS TO THE PUBLIC IN
GOOD TH1NG3 TO EAT
Monthly School Report.
The following is the report of Union
Distriot No. 52 for tbe month begin
ning January 80 and ending February
21: Number of days taught 19; Num
ber of pnpils enrolled 10. Roll of
honor for tbo mouth is as follows:
Clay Jackson. Ralph Riobmond, Hen
ry Toland, Ellis Hopper, Elsie Walk
er, Ooeita Jacksoo. Carolyn Koepke,
and Margaret Walker. Visitors for
tbe month are J. W. Keen, Ruth Jack
son, E. F. Koepke .Mrs E. H. Rich
mond. F. J. Jackson, Lowell Rich
mond and Mary Riobmond.
Lillian Downs-Dobson, Teacher.
Hereafter All Certificates Will Entitle
Holders to Teach in Any Coun
ty in the State.
Lodging House Burned.
The Love boarding and lodging
house at Pendleton, burned to tbe
ground Monday forenoon. Tbe tire-
men were fortunate in confining tbe
flames to tbe boarding bouse property,
for tbey were bapdioapped by an in
sufficient water supply and were late
in getting to tbe scene of the fire be
cause tbe fire bell was frozen up and
did not respond when tbe electric
alarm waa turned in. The loss is es
timated at 17,000.
Passing of Aged Pioneer.
At tbe advanced age of more than
80 years the' ezaol nnmber tbe man
himself did not know Martin Combs,
one of tbe early pioneers of tbe valley
and a well known bar grower of tbe
Hudson Bay distriot, died at his borne
Wadnuadav niebt, Mr. Combs was
ratber ecceotrio and little of bis per
sonal habits were known, as be lived
the life of a recluse, never having
teen married. Milton Eagle.
Several important changes have
been made in tbe laws governing the
oertifioation of teaobers. Hereafter
all certificates will be State papers,
and will entitle the holders to teach
in any ooanty in Oregon, after having
registered tneir certificates In he
connty where tbey intend to teaob. 1
The new laws do not invalidate any
certificates that bare already been is
sued. Persons ' who have partially
oompleted their examinations for State
certificates or life diplomas may com
plete tbeir examinations under the old
laws. ,. ' "'
Tbe next regular examination wiii
be held on June 21, 22, 23 and 24.
There will be no examination in Au
gust, benoe all parsons - whose certifi
cates expire in August, or who wish
to take teaohers' examinations in or
der to teaoh next year, should write
at the June examination. The new
law does away with tbe issuing ot any
more oounty certificates, except that
county superintendents will have au
thority to issue oounty certificates on
State grades until May 20.
Under tbe present law applicants
must complete the subjects for a State
certificate within three suooessive ex
aminations. The new law provides
tbat such persons may oomplete tbeir
examinations under tbe laws now in
foroe. All persons, therefore, who are
writing for State certificates should
appear at the Juue examination. ,
Applicants for a one-year State cer
tificate mnst make a general average
of not less than 75 per oent and shall
not fall below 60 pnr oent in any one
of the following sutjeota: Arithme
tic, civil ' government, geography,
grammar, history, orthography, phys
ical geography, reading, school law,
theory and praotioe of teaching, and
Applicants for a five-year' State cer
tificate mnst make a general , average
of not lesB than 85 per oent and shall
not fall below 70 per oent in any one
of tbe following subjects: Writing,
orthography, aritbmetio, physiology,
grammar, geography, theory and prac
tice of teaohing, reading. United
States history, civil government,
sohool Jaw, psychology. Amerioan
literature, algebra, physical geogra
pby, and composition. Twolve months'
teaobing experience is required, for
Applicants for a life State certificate
must make a general average of not
less than 85 per oent, and shall not
fall below 70 per oent in any one of
tbe following subjeots: Aritbmetio,
writing, orthography, reading, pbys
iology, school law, civil government.
grammar, geography, theory and prao
tioe of teaobing, United States history,
psychology, American literature, Eng
lish literature, algebra, physical geog
raphy, plane geometry, botany, phys
ics, bookkeeping, composition, general
history, geology, and history of edu
cation. Thirty months' teaobing ex
perience is required for this paper.
Applicants for primary five-year
State certificate mnst make a general
average of not less than 85 per cent
end shall not fall below 70 per oont in
anyone of tbe following subjects:
Methods in reading, methods in aritb
metio, methods in language, methods
in geography, theory and praotioe of
teaobing, writing, orthography, phys
iology, psychology, and in addition
'thereto shall write a thesis on an ed-
uoational subjeot selected from a list
prepared by tbe' Superintendent of
Poblio Instrnotion. Twelve months
taaohing experience is required for
this paper which gives tbe applicant
authority to teaoh only in the first,
second and third grades. j
No examination in English olassioi
will be required in tbe June examina
tion on account of tbe laok of time
for announcements and preparation.
All examinations will be based, upon
tbe text-books adopted by tbe State
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Crop Conditions Satisfactory.
Tbe wheat fields hereabout were
amply protected from freezing weather
by a generous blanket of snow. Tbe
ground wag frozen but little when the
snow fell, end when the thaw comes
the. water will be absorbed by tbe soil.
The fall and winter months have been
most favorable to good oiop condi
Deed to St. Dennis Land,
The deed wbiob formally transfers
210 Bores of valuable farm land near
Athena from tbe estate of Desire St,
Dennis to E. A. Dudley was filed Mon
day in the recorder's office. Tbe sale
of tbe land was made by B. B. Rich
Brds. - administrator of the estate,
last Jnoe and involved a considers
tion of $17,000. East Oregonian.
planned to consume their purchases.
As a result, there is no perceptible
It is up to the farmer, Dayton buy
ers think, to make f anoy bids for seed.
It is estimated 2,000,000 bushels will
be needed for spring planting in the
Inland Empire. It has been a custom
for farmers to sell out clean in the
fall and bny back from the looal
dealers in the spring.
Cupra surrendered before tbe com
bined oounty and municipal author
ities at Walla Walla the other day and
tbe flame on tbe altar of Hymen was
snuffed out. ; Dan S. Williams of Pen
dleton, with his young bride-eleotk
went to tbat town and the auditor
wouldn't give them a license. She
had a paper showing the consent of
her parents, but the auditor wonld
have none of it. Then a polioemaa
was notified and he arrested the bride
and groom. A crowd followed to the -
polioe station and the proseouting at
torney has tbe oase in obarge for in
vestigation. If the parental consent is
autbentlo tbe wedding bells ring.
Otherwise, baok to Pendleton. The
popular verdict on . the bride's age is
MARRIAGE LICENSE RETURNS
Reports on Marriages Mnst Be Made
, Within Thirty Days. v
Aooording to statements made by
County Clerk Frank ' Saling to tbe
Live Wire, the oounty offloials of
Umatilla oounty mean to take such
steps as will keep a closer tab on
marriage lioenses issned in this oounty
during the ooming mouths.
The laws of Oregon provide tbat a '
return on a marriage lioense shall be
made to the county clerk in tbe oounty
in wbioh it is issued, within 80 days.
In moBt oases this has been done, but
should the officiating magistrate or
tbe minister performing the marriage
ceremony not make suob return with
in the time mentioned, after having
performed tbe oeremony, he is liable
to a fine of f 100 and may be Impris
So far as known, the county reoords
of tbis "ounty are especially clear of
this evil with tbe exception of a li
oense issued to William H. Potts and
Pearl E. Caldwell, who gave their res
idence as Umatilla oounty and on
which no retnin has been made. This
lioense was issued in December last
and as no one seems to know either of
tbe parties or what has become of
them, tbe return blank is being, held
The intention of tbe law is suob that
these returns mnst be made in order
to avoid as innoh as possible a num
ber of fraudulent marriages wbioh
orop op in some of the larger oenters
of population from time to time.
Pioneer Woman Passes Away at Milton
and Is Buried in Athena Cemeterv.
SEED WHEAT HARD TO RET
Farmers Having Sold Grain, Mar Have
to Pay Fancy Prices,
A Dayton, Wash., special says:
Where is tbe Inland Empire farmer
to get bis seed grain tbis spring? This
is the question now facing the tiller
of the soil in Eastern Washington and
Oregon. Dayton grain buyers assert
tbat almost every bushel of grain is
sold, leaving nothing on hand for seed.
Less than 10,000 bnsbel of grain, it is
estimated, remain in tbe hands of the
growers in Colombia county, and
100,000 tusbels are needed to plant
the spring orop.
"It is the cleanest 'clean-up' in
years," said a buyer today. "Not
only is the grain out of the farmers
bands, bnt the looal bnyers, for the
first time on record, have sold every
thing to exporters, millers, and brew
era. In turn the exporters have sold
to European markets, and tbe mills
and breweries have consumed or have
DEATH OF MRS.
Mrs. Mary E. King, a well known
pioneer of this vioinity died at the
borne of her daughter, Mrs. D. A.
Piukerton, in Milton, Friday, after
sevesal weeks illness. Tbe remains
were brought to Athena Snnday morn
ing, and tbe funeral ooonrred from
tbe Christian oburob, the ceremonies
being oonduoted by Rev. Rexroad, pas
tor of the Methodist ohnrob, South,
The funeral was attended by a large
number of friends, bat the daughter
was prostrated with grief and sickness
at her home in Milton, and unable to
Mary Ellen MoGrew was born in
Washington oounty, Indiana, Marob
0, 1886, and died February 24. 1011,
aged 74 years, 11 months and 16 days.
At the age of 14 years she emigrated
with her parents to Knox oounty,
Illinois, where she was married to
David R. King. In 1868 tbey moved
to Bates oounty, Mo., where they re
sided until 1876, wbon they moved to
California, and from thcre io tbe fall
of tbe same year to the Willamette
valley. Tbe next year tbey moved to
this ooanty, wbere she has lived ever
siuoe. Her husband died December
24, 1887, and is bnried in the Athena
cemetery. A son and daugbtor, J. S.
King, and Mrs. Luella M. Pinkerton,
mourn tbeir loss.
Fitzgerald at Spokane.
Promoter Fitzgerald, . wbo stunned
Pendleton and other Umatilla county
towns some months ago with long
lines of proposed railways on paper,
baa bobbed up in Spokane with an
other stunning proposition' wbioh in
volves a mere matter of $100,000. He
is promoting a corporation to build a
road from Spokane out to Five Milo
and Mill prairie.
Increase of $35,000.
Congressman Ellis has enoceeded in
having the appropriation for the fed
eral building at Pendlgton inoreased
$35,000. The building when com
pleted will make, a new borne for tbe
Pendleton postoffioe and federal offi
cials. , '