This Edition con tains Six Pages Buy Your Groceries from Your Home Grocer Athena Merchants Carry Big Stocks VOLUME XXIII. ATHENA. UMATILLA COUNTY. OREGON. FRIDAY. APRIL 21, 1911. NUMBER 16 car OFFICERS S. F. WILSON, President, H. KOEPKE Vice-President. F. S. Le GROW, Cashier, E. A. ZERBA. Ass't. Cashier. "1 DIRECTORS H. KOEPKE, F. S. Le GROW, S. F. WILSON, A. B. M'EWEN, M. L. WAITS. FIRST .NATIONAL' t BANK OF ATHENA CAPITAL AND SURPLUS. $90,000.00 Ten 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. Annual Gathering of the Clans Will Take Place in Athena Thfs Year on May 19th and 20th, K fin ggg gsas jwiu.'. -. j. " fw.L'j'ji1 mff rfTfrwi uinniiiiiiiiiinnMi mBnniiii iiiiiiiiiiimmiiiiiiiiiiiimi ore Bundy & Christian, Proprietors PAINTS, OILS, HUSHES, -Mm We have put in a full stock of Wallpaper, which iu eludes ths latest styles and paterns. ' Let us figure on your painting, paper hanging and decorating. 8 '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-WiLUAm Paint MADE TO PAINT BUILDINGS WITH, OUTSIDE AND INSIDE. surface, spreads easier, and lasts prepared paint, or hand-mixed I It covers more I longer than any other I lead and oil. At a meeting of the Umatilla Cal edonian Society in this city last Satur day, the dates for holding the big an nual pionio in this city this year were seleoted and the committees were ap pointed. Friday and Saturday, May 19 and 20, were the dates seleoted, and the following oommittes were named. : Finanoe. A. B. MoEweD. Concessions, W. E. Potts. Gronnds, John Bell. Program, Dr. J. D. Plamondon. Entertainment, J. E. Froome. Sports, W. B. Taylor and F. S. Le Grow. Sam Haworth was appointed Mar shal of the Day; Jesse Smith night watob and D. C. Molntyre will come down from Alberta to aot in the ca pacity of official dispensor of radges. James Henderson, secretary of the Caledonian Society, has already been in correspondence with Portland Cal edonians, relative to their participat ing in the program, whiob will be made if possible, more elaborate than those given in former years. Walla Walla Caledonians are to be interested in the Atnena pionio, and the attendance from the garden city will no donbt be large. The pionio will be held at the park gronnds this year, and every convenience possible will be offered visitors. Prominent speakers, will be obtained. Scottish' danoes will be given and the usual sports will prevail. Col. Wood's fav orite pastime and amusement, the merry-go-round, will be provided with its usual concession, and will be looat ed in a convenient spot to afford en joyment for the Weston editor and all others who may wish to join him in the sport. Mr MoEwen is meeting with the customary snooess in soliciting funds with whiob to finance the pionio, and the committeemen will co-operate in their efforts to make the occasion a success in every partionlar. r our Husbands, at 30. Mis. Carrie B. Coates, formerly Mrs. G. W. Hansell of Sunnyside and before that widow of J. W. Dixon, killed by Mike Byan, now in the state penitentiary serving a life term for the ) deed committed in the bills west of Vinoent two vears ago this spring, al though less than SO yeais of age, has been married fonr times, says a county exobange. She has two husbands i dead, one divorced and has just recent ly taken the fourth, for whom she bears the name of Coates. them, than io the past. An item in the Press last week relative to a youag lady fanoier being so luoky as to se onre 13 chioks from 0 eggs is eolipsed by an original method of incubation snooussfnlly introdnoed by an Athena woman. A motherly old hen had hatched all but one egg in a setting of 15, and the lady in question, hearing the ohiok "peep" in the shell, became fearfnl lest it should not faatob under the hen, as nature provided. She, hit npon the idea of taking the egg to ted with her, which she did and next morning was delighted to find that the ohiok had batched all right and was as strong and pert as the others nasaed to the ston nf nnmnlptinn l I. J- , r COUNTY TRACK MEET Preparations Completed for Holding 2nd Annual Meet of Athletic and Oratorical Association, All preparations for the second an nual track- meet and oratorical con test ot the Umatilla County Atbletio and Oratorical Association, whiob takes plaoe in this oity one week from tomorrow, Saturday, April 29, have THE rUtVI-A-LUM LUMBER GO. Lumber, Mill Work and all Kinds of BUILDING MATERIAL PAINTS, OILS AND VARNISHES Posts and Blacksmith coal A. M. Johnson, Manager Athena, Oregon Mr, Lucas Is Importer. F. G. Lnoas, of Weston, has order ed a "Scottish Chief" potato digger from faraway Scotland whiob will arrive in time to harvest his 40-acre crop next fall. This machine is in universal use in Scotland and has been introduced in New York and Minne sota. It will be shipped aoross the ocean and the oontinent and landed in Weston at a pnoe $10 cheaper than the standard digger of American man nfaoture, says the Leader. Fruit Is Safe. With the thermometer registering 81 to 33 degrees in the Walla Walla valley last week much anxiety was felt by the fruit raisers as to the amount of damage sustained. Al though the temperature was two to tour degrees below freezing says the Eagle a heavy wind whiob blew all night was responsible for the failure of Jack Frost to get in his damaging work. Unique Incubation. More interest is being- manifested in poultry raising in this section tban ever before. Better breeds of chick ens are being imported and more of TSS 1 3 Hf PJ ii s 1 delivery WHERE PRICES ARE RIGHT M M POHNE MAIN 83 The Freshest and most Choice the Market affords in ME' 5e Best that Money can Buy Always Found Here M DELL BROTHERS, CATERERS TO THE PUBLIC IN GOOD THING3 TO EAT Athena, Oregon H Death Claims an Old Time Resident the Prime of Life Leaves Wife and Six Children, in Viotor M. Stuck, an old time resi dent of Atbeca, died in this city Fri day night, at 10 o'clook, after several days' intense suffering from diabetes. Mr. Shiok and family left their nome in Stevens county, wash., a couple or mote weeks prior to his death, coming to Athena in the hope that the change wonld benefit his de clining health. For several days he seemed to improve but the disease had gained a stronger hold on him tban any one snspeoted, and be steadily de clined nntil the tad came. The funeral was held at the Chris tian church Sunday afternoon ut 1:80, the Masonio Lodge, of which be was member, attending in a body. A. Mackenzie Meldrura delivered the ser mon. Mr. Sobiok bas been a member of the Christian ohnrob sinoe 18 years of age. He was born in Arlington, Wash ington county, Nebraska. At the time of his death he was aged 42 years. He spent his boyhood in Ath ena, being a graduate of the Athena sobools. Ho married Miss Mary Kirk, daughter , of Lee Kirk, who witb four sons aud two daughters eurvives him. He also leaves a father and mo ther, Mr. and Mrs. A. Shiok, a broth er, Arthur, and a sister, Mrs. Zeph Lookwood, all residents of this bitv. For several years be was engaged in the grooery business here, being the junior member of the firm of Rosen zweig & Sbiok. After disposing of bis interests here, Mr. Sbick farmed iu Idaho for a short time, and later purobased a hardware store in Addy, Wash., where the home of the fam ily is at present. He was known as an npright man, aud had a wide cirole of friends in this pait of the county, all of whom sym pathize witb toy relatives in tbeii bereavement. Benson's Funeral. Frank Benson's funeral was held Tuesday forenoon under the auspices of the Elks at Elks Temple, in Hone on rg. Several thousand people fol lowed the body to the grave in Odd Fellows cemetery, where the last rites of Odd Fellowship were administered. Among the mourners were Governor West and Secretary of State Olcott. Buys Land, D. II. Mansfield sold 80 aores of the Mansfield farm west of town, last week, to W. R. Taylor. The land is a choice piece, aud as a portion of the F. M. Mansfield estate. The price paid by Mr. Taylor was $85 per acre. Easter Services. The Easter services ut the Method ist Episoopal cburob were well at tended. The service by the children was entertaining, aud Rev. Lawson preaobed an interesting sermon. Her Stipulation. The pale young man with sheepish eyes glanced timorously at his fair companion. They had sat together In the conservatory for fully five minutes and had hardly exchanged a word. At last, In desperation, he dived his hand into bis breast pocket and brought, out his cigarette ease. "Do you mind, Miss Smllax, if I smoke?" he asked. "Not in the least," replied the young lady sweetly, "if you don't think it will make you sick!" Close Relations. "You advise that man's constituents to stand by him?" "Yep," replied Farmer CorntosseL "I advise 'em to stand by close enough to watch everything he does." Wash ington Star. His Inheritance. "Does he inherit his father's genius?" "No; only his father's eccentricities of genius. That is why wc are giving a benefit for him,"-Chlcago Record-Ilerald. What a happy world this wonld be if every man spoke as well of hla live neighbors as he does of his dead ones! A Well Done Job. "Is she we married V "I should say so. She's been trying for years to get a divorce and can't" Exchange. Pendleton High school nau u g,u fiotory atbletio meet tbis week, and the work of the entries was considered good. Milton will send a delegation this year and Weston will have a couple of speedy men wbo will bear watohing. Atbena's traok men are working out well and looal conditions are propi tious for a suooessfnl meet and enter tainment for all visitors. The executive committee willmeotin Athena tomorrow, when the eutiies will be compiled aud the progiam formulated. TO PATENT FOOTHILL LANDS LafTertv Will Introduce Bill in Con-Kress. If a bill introduced reoently in the house of representatives by Congress man A. W. La deity has a successful progress through congress thousands of acres nf land will be added to the taxable property of Umatilla oonuty and hundreds of people who have paid for tracts of land will receive patents tberefor without spending a yeat of their lives in remote foothills where none of tbe advantages of oivUization are enjoyed, says tbe East Oregonian Tbe bill would do away witb the res idence requirement in the issuance of patents upon lands in the Umatilla reservation providing tbe secretary of interior,' bs given satisfactory proof that tbe untimbered lands in question are not susceptible ot cultivation or residence and aro exclusively grazing lauds, inonpable of any profitable ubs other than for grazing purposos. Tbe lands which wonld be affected by this bill lie in the foothills and are absolutely barren of timber. At the time allotments were made to tbe In dians, there was an immense amount of land not taken and this was ap praised and placed on sale by the gov ernment. Ibe soabby land in tbe foothills was almost wholly ignored, tbe price of one dollar aud a quarter an acre fixed by tbe appraisers being oonsideied too higb. However, as its grazing utility teoame apparent, mnoh of tbe land was bought and paid for but patent was withheld beoanse the purchasers refused to fulfill tbe resi denoe requirement. Two previous bills have been passed by congress pro viding for tbe issuaune to purchasers without living for a year on the lands and Mr. Laderty's bill would extend the same privilege to those wbo have bought these lands siuoe tbe passage of the last of these two bills. Four to the Pen, Matt Hart, who pleaded guilty to stealing a cow and calf belonging to P. J. Kelly of Freewater, was given an indeterminate sentence of from one to ten years wbile Robert "MoUumber, bis partner in crime, who stood trial, was given four years, Ivan Rainrabl. who pleaded guilty to robbing a jewel ry store got off witb a two year pen teuoo and Ralph Rose, who entered a like plea to trio ohaige of robbing tbe bouse of tbe government trapper uear Meaabani, drew an indeterminate sen tence of from one to seven years. Squaw Badly Hurt. Wbila purchasing goods at tbe Fix & Radtke store Saturday old Charley Sbaplish's wife fell down the base ment stairway and sustained a broken hip. Sbe was loaded into a hack and driven to her home across tbe river at Thorn Hollow. Dr. Plamondon went out Sunday and reduced tbe fraoture. On account of ber advanoed age, it is doubtful if tbe aged Indian woman recovers. Got the Measles? There are numerous oases of measles in Atbena and vicinity at tbe present time. In some instances several mem bers of tbe family are afflicted, bnt as yet no serious results have' beeo re New Aviation Feat. Wbat will be a feat unequalled in j tbe bistorjyof aviation, may be pulled off in Walal Walla, says the Union, if the plans of tbe advance manager of . the International Aviators, who are to be there next week, do not go aBtray. He is planning a stnnt that he says has never been accomplished and if it is dooe, should be a thriller. Tbe sobeme is to fly a monoplane from the fair grounds to the Baker build ing, a seven story strnoture, and make a landing and ceremonies of some sort ou tbe top cf tbe strnoture, tbe aviat or is to start from the top of the strnoture and fly back to the grounds. Ths bas never been done, it is stated by K. L. Bernard, advance manager of 'the International aviators, and he is anxious'to try it out. NEED MORE WAGONS Additional Teams Will Be Put on County Road Work Force- at Quarry Supply Plenty Rock. Tbe big rook orusber has been ham mering away this week at tbe quarry bslow town. The maobinery is work ing well, three grades of rook going into the fains from which tbe wagons are loaded. Tbis week five teams have been hauling the rook to tbe roadway whiob bas been surfaced east of town. Tbe steam roller passes over tbe crushed rook as it is spread, leaving the surfaoe smooth and even. Tbe work was reviewed Saturday by Coun ty Judge Maloney and Commissioner Walker. .The present force at tbe quarry oan ' supply rook to several more teams tbau are on the work at presont, and tbe county will send more ' wagons to Athena at onoe. At least ten teams will be at work next week, and may be twelve, if the wagons oan be se cured. The county has wagons at Hermiston and tboBe will be shipped here. Tbe big crusher is oapable of furn ishing rook euougb to keep the add tional teams going, and when tbey are put ou, tbe work will progress muou faster tban at present. Higb grade work is to be dtfue on tbe 'new road. Farmers wbo will do tbe bauliug will be in a position to furuisb all tbe teams neoessary in a few days, when plowing in tbis vioin ity will be about completed. Richardson Booms Baltimore. Tcm Richardson, erstwhile Poitland booster, is holding what be calls "com mercial evangelistio meetings" in Bal timore. He started two weeks ago to raise $500,000 for tbe Greater Balti more committee. His methods are new to Baltimore people. Never have tbey bad snob a revival. For a oen tury Baltimore has been regarded as tbe rook of conservatism. Business was conducted along old and staid lines, 'Ibe first thing Riobardson did when be landed was to refer to the town as having "cobblestones." He suggested that tbe way to get rid of "cobblestones" was to "toot yonrown born." He urged the staid bankeis wbo had never attended a "livewire" mooting to "make a noise." It was something decidedly new, and so fun ny to them that it felt good. Then when Richardson added: "Blow your whistles aud let tbe woild know you are living" it was such an eye-opener that tbe bankers begau to Bit up and take notioe. Gold at Milton. Mrs. T. L. Beardsley of Milton, is tbe second person to discover gold in nugget form iu the crop of a obioken sbe was dressing this week aud it is tbe belief of many that there is a de posit of gold in tbe bed of. the Walla Walla river and adjacent gravel pits. Reoently these pits have been uncov ered for buildiug purposes and near there these otuoketis have been feed ing. Mrs. Henry Frazier, wife of tbe mayor of Milton, lately discovered five nuggets of gold in tbe crop of a fowl. Her ohiokeus also feed on tbe river bauks. Repairing Water System. ( Water Superintendent Uholsou bas beau instructed by tbe city council to employ men to repair the pipe line of tbe munioipal water rysteui between towu aud tbe reservoir. New bands will be put ou the pipe connections, wbere many leuks are now occurring, causing much water to go to waste. Tbe motor has reoently been repaired and is now in good working order. Columbia Receives Gift. Columbia Collego, Milton, will have a faonlty of not less tban six members at minimum iialaries each of $100 a montb, a new and oomplete chemical laboratory and a conservatory of iu ag io as a result of a trip east of tbe fin ancial secretury in whiob he received a donation of $3,000. The money will te used mainly to strengthen the pres ent faculty. Walden No Better. John Walden, wbo bas been suffer laug from tuborcular trouble for sev eral months, is at tbe nome of bis mother, Mrs. Sarah Walden, three miles south of Milton. His ooodltion is reported to be no better than on bis return from Arizona several weeks ago. A f I! t J" : i: i t 1 !