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AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER
Six and Eight Pages Every Friday.
Application for entrance ah 2nd class matter
made on July 5,
1907 at the poHtoUJce at Athrna, Oregon
Under an Actol Congress of March 3. 179
cATHENA. ORE.. APR. 28 1911
Nineteen bnndied cloven is bound to
be a notable year in the history of
Alaska. Already the first shipment
of highgrade copper ore from the
North has reached Pnget Sound, and
some time in Jnne the first shipload of
Alaska oil is due there. From this
time forward, Alaskan development
promises to be rapid. The Northwest
ern this month brought down copper
ore valued at $250,000 and received
a suitable welcome on entering Seattle
Harbor. The ore is now being treat
ed at the Taooma smelter. Katalla
oil wells have already developed a flow
of 2,100 barrels a day. Tankage of
35,000 barrels capacity has been sent
north. More wells are to be drilled
this year. Alaska oil is said to be of
exceptional value, beoause of its high
commercial properties. Now the coal
Holds of the north only await tboir
opportunity to be opened. Alaska
will no longer 'e known as only a
land of gold, furs and salmon.
have inoreased during the past ten
years, the increase being protably in
ratio to the increased population and
the increased number of aores of land
made tillable. The large ranches iii
the past ten years have increased in
greater proportion than smaller ones.
Ranches consisting of 1000 aores and
more have increased from 1287 in 1900
to 1713 in 1910.
In addition to furnishing the rook,
Athena will raise approximately $000
to defray her share of the expense in
building the Athena-Weston macad
emized road. The Gommecrial Asso
oiation took the matter up at a special
meeting Monday nigbt. The money
will be raised by subscription and will
be used in payment of hiring drivers,
feeding teams and incidental expenses.
Farmers are furnishing the teams and
the oounty pays for crushing the rook.
Here's to the County Sohool ath
letes who will compete at the annual
track meet in Athena tomorrow. May
they all win.
Astoria oenteuniul dates are August
10 to September 9 to celebrate the first J
settlement ot the Noithwest by the
white man. Apiil 12, 1811, the Ton
quin, a trading ship owned by John
Jacob Astor, sailed into the mouth
of the Columbia river and prooeeded
np ten miles to a cove, where the crew
landed and established a camp to fac
ilitate trading with the Indians. This
camp became known as Astoria. It
grew from a trading expedition, sent
out from New York by John Jaoob
Aator, It is to oelebrate this event
that the Astoria Centennial was pro
iected. The state of Oregon has ap
propriated $50,000 to aid in the ex
pense of the celebration. Clatsop
oounty made a tax levy which raised
$25,000. The ruerohnnts of Astoria
raised $50,000 more. Colonel John
Jaoob Astor of New York City donat
ed $10,000 and other private contrib
utions bring the available funds up to
Ottp Case, of Seattle, believes that
it would be well for Northwest states
having longed olf lauds to follow
Minnesota's example iu extending state
aid to settlers iu clouting them for
cultivation. Whorever the stumps are
removed, these lands are nlways rioh
ly productive, but it costs' a lot to
olonr them. Under the Minnesota
plan, the state raises the necessary
money by moaus of bonds, and settlers
repay "the clearing cost in fifteen an
nual installments. Col. Chho suggests
that the arid regiousmight bo helped
in tbesume way with state aid for
small irrigation projects, lie expects
to take up this matter with the Wash
ington legislature iu 1913.
Norer iu Amorioa, perhaps, has
tliero boon so big, buoyant and domi
nant porsounlity at the head of a city
government as Torn Johnson. He
earned the title, "The best Mayor of
the best governed city iu AinorioB,"
anil the title yet remains uuohallengud. I
That is glory enough. And he made
wieuiioa legions of thoui. Ihe ex
ploiters of the people still hate him,
and well moaning folk who shrink
from inuovation and look backward
instead of forward still scowl at the
mention of his name. But he also
made legions of fiiouds, Hiid those
fi kinds are sad now at the passing of
so big and brave a man.
It will take money to lepair thecity
water system, work for wbiob is now
under way, but results will bo worth
Facts About New Zealand.
New Zealand was the first oountry
to establish universal penny postage
The first oountry to institute nou
contritutory old-nge pensions.
The first oountry in recent times to
institute a soheme for advanoicg mon
ey at a low rate of interest to settlers
The first country to establish State
The first oountry to institute com
pulsory government grading butter and
cheese for export.
The first ooantry to institute ooni
pulsory conciliation and arbitration
for the purpose of preventing indust
rial strikes and lockouts.
New Zealand's faotory legislation
also provides tor a minimum wage for
boys and girls, with annual incre
ments, a 45 hour week, a weekly
half holiday and payment for holidays
and overtime. A. M. M.
THE CYCLOPEAN EYE.
Tuberculosis Sunday will be ot
Eurvud by most of tbo churches iu
Washington on April :S0. Iu response
to mi appeal from the uutiouul organ
ization that is conducting an educa
tive campaign against tho White
l'lnguo many pastors have agreed
to talk to their cougiogatious on pro
cautious that ought to bo observed.
Tuberculosis is a preventable disease
and the Washington State Association
is doiug all it can to spread this mes
sago. Thosu iu charge report that
they are receiving eucouragiug re
ports from all parts of tbo statu
Walla Walla is a "good loser." She
plays ball iu the same spirit that she
does everything else, and took her do
foat at tho hands of the fast going
Millers, Sunday, iu true sportsmaulike
manner. May the shadows of the
Uardvu City's fans uevor grow less.
Tho statistics compiled by tho oou
sus bureau relative to the agricultural
wealth of this state set forth the fact
that laige farms are ou the increase.
It is also true that smaller places
It Exists Today In Rudimentary Form
In Man's Brain.
Tho Greeks wore, unwittingly, very
near an nu:itoinif;il truth when they
ascribed to certain monsters called Cy
clops only one eye apiece, which was
placed iu tho center of their foreheads.
Tho cyelopean eye exists today in
tho brains of men in a rudimentary
form, for in the pineal" gland we find
tho last vesliges of that which was
once a third eye and which looked out
Into the world, if not from the center
of the forehead, at least from very
near that point. There Is alive today n
little creature which would put to
shame tho one eyed arrogance and
flrido of Polyphemus and Arges and
Brontes and Steropes and all the rest
ofthe single eyed gentry who, in the
days of myths and myth makers, in
habited tlu "fair Sicilian isle."
The animal in question is n small
lizard called Oalotis. Its well develop
ed third eye is situated in the top of
its head and can be easily seen
through the modified and transparent
scale which serves it as a cornea.
Many other laeertilians have this third
eye, though it is not so highly organ
teed as it Is in the species just men
tioned. A tree lizard which is to be found in
the mountains of east Tennesseo and
Kentucky has its third eye well de
veloped. This little animal is called
the "singing scorpion" by the moun
taineers. On dissection the third eye
will be found lying beneath tho skin.
It lias a lens, retina and optic nerve.
New York Herald.
And ths Tiny Colls That Givs Them
Thoir Brilliant Hues.
A leaf Is one of the most beautiful
things in nature, and It is very won
derful to think that it owes its lovely
color to minute little living bodies or
cells of chlorophyll. This word comes
from two (I reek ones, chloros, green.
and phullon. a leaf, and is used to
describe the ordinary coloring matter
Tho chlorophyll cells or granules
absorb the light and heat of tho sun's
rays and in some marvelous way,
which only scientists can understand,
manufacture the sugar which is neces
sary for the life of the tree itself by
combining the carbonic acid gas of tho
atmosphere with tho water drawn in
by its roots. These tiny cells are so
very small that as many as 400,000
have been counted in n square milli
meter of the leaf of a castor oil plant,
and in order that they may come in
contact with as much sunlight as pos
sible the leaf turns slightly on its stalk
toward the sun.
If you notice the arrangement of tho
leaves on a bough you will see that
nature has placed them so that they
form an almost perfect "light screen"
and catch all the sunshine that there
Is. If It were not for the constant
work of these little chlorophyll cells
the eptotulid trees in our forests would
wither and die and there would be no
give t;'i:v! ie't in th. world. Lon
don iio:".e ".etc".
Cow for Sale.
D. A. Fiukertoo has a good, fresh
mils cow for sale. Cow is five yoata
old aud is a prolific milker.
A WELSH JAWBREAKER.
TKs Great Big Namo of a C!. arming
is a charm
ing little village in Anglesey, Wales,
and a favorite visiting place for tour
ists. TlK're are many other charming
littk' villains in Wales all over the
world, in fact, but none with a name
like that. Llanfairpw., etc.. means
"the Church of Rt. Mary In a hollow of
whila haze! near to the rapid whirlpool
and to the Church of St. Tysilio by the
It is declared that only a Welshman
can pronounce the name of the village,
but there Is no harm in you trying if
you wish. The first syllable, "Llan,"
is very pimple. You must double back
your ton.vne along the roof of your
mouth and got ready to say something
that sounds halfway between "clan"
and "tlilan." and there you've got it
The second syllable, "fair," ts encour
agingly shuple. And if you want to go
on and learn the whole name of the
village the following rhyme may be of
At first it began fair,
Commencinjr with Manfalr,
Then started a jingle
By adding Pwllgwyngyll,
But was horrible, very,
To stick on Gogery
And simply Ignoble
To run to Chwyrndrobwll,
Till It almost will kill you
To say Llandysillo,
With a terrible shock
At the end Gogogoch.
The inhabitants of the village and
the postouT.'e authorities have shorten
ed the name to Llanfalr, P. O.. while
the railroad limits it to Llanfalr. New
THE GOLDEN CAT.
Legend of tho Founding or a Persian
College at MesneJ.
, Tho following story from tho Per
sian manuscript of which a transla
tion has been published under the title
"The Glory of the Shin World," reads
like a passage In the "Arabian
Nights." It tells of a Persian at
Meshed who had founded a college
with wealth gained in a remarkable
"One day a rich merchant asked him
whether he w;fs willing to work at a
place to which he would be conducted
blindfolded. Reiner a fearless Kerina
ni and very poor, he aureoJ. and was
led through mauy streets to a court
yard, where tho bandago was remov
ed, and he was ordered to dig a hole
and bury gold coins and jewelry. This
he did for several days, and, being
searched before he left, he saw no
chance of bettering his co:idUi.:i.
"However, one day he saw a cat,
which Ir killed and ripped open. lie
then sewed up so:;:e money r.nd jew
els inside it and throw it over the
wall. After this, when his work was
done, he wandered about until ho
found tin; cat and not only secured the
money hidden in Its body, but also
learned the position of the house.
"Its owner shortly afterward died,
and the astute Kcruiani bought his
house with the gold sewed up Inside the
cat. As tliu merchant had never re
vealed his sOv-ret to any one he became
his heir and, in turn, who dying, be
queathed his money for the pious task
of founding and maintaining a col
Correct Way to Roll Umbrella.
A badly rolled up umbrella, besides
looking uuoighfly, does not wear half
as long as it ought to. The process of
rolling .".a umbrella is very simply.
The. majority hold it by ihe handle aud
keep I wis! !!!,: the s'lcl; with one hand,
while with the other they twist and
roll the silk. Instead of this they
should take bold of the umbrella just
above the ribs of the cover. These
points natun.lly He evenly with the
stick. They should bo kept hold of
and pressed tightly against the stock
and then the cover should be rolled up.
Holding the ribs thus prevents them
from getting twisted out of place or
bending out of shape, and the silk is
bound to follow evenly and roll smooth
and tight. If an umbrella is rolled in
this fashion it will look as If newly
bought for a long time. Boston Her
A Bible Library.
Trobablv the finest collection of
Bibles in the world is that in the 11
hrarv of tho General Theological semi
nary in Chelsea square, New York. In
the fireproof Bible room on the second
floor are more than 1.200 different edi
tions of the Hible, in all about 2,oC0
volumes, nrrauged ou shelves and in
elnss enses. Of these ."" editions are
In Latin,., making 1,11.1.1 volumes. Of
'nolvclot" editions in more than one
Innmince there are 'X. in 500 volumes.
The ruost interesting of the Bibles is
the Gutenberg volume, printed at Mo
minttn between 14."0 and HM by Jo
hannes Guteuberg. which has nlways
ranked as n masterpiece of art.
Timber and Lumber.
"Pr.w Is there any difference be
tween timbrr and lumber?"
There is no nece-'sary difference in
kind, my fou. They t'.ifcr merely In
degree or stage of development. For
example, a man may be spoken or as
noil timber for some high offlco and
yet represent nothing but lumber when
be pets thewO'-Chicfigo Tribune.
Wljrg Your frloud the actor seems
rather eccentric. Wrpp-Hc's the per
sonification of e.vmArieity. Vfby, that
man actually r.fbv:; their rre other
actors Just na pood nn he 1?. rblla
A word of klndnw Is sAloni spoken
In vain. It Is r, sewl which."" even whsn
dropped by chance, springs up a
FOR HUMAN OR ANIMAL FLESH
X remedy that is equally efficacious in healln the wounds, sores, spraing
or other ailments of the flesh of man or beast
a hpalinir remedy to effectively meet tho r.eeds of animal flesh need not bo a harsh, strong1 mixture,
too drastic for the human body; Ballard's Snow Liniment is proof of this. It ranks with the best of the
flpsh healine remedies designed for man; and it is equally as prompt in curing the wounds and flesni
diseases common among animals. Owners of blooded l;orse3 prefer it to any other liniment because It
leaves no disfiguring scara in any of tho minor accidsntg or ailments. It heals by a mild power 10
which the flesh of horses responds readily.
It is of great value in healing harness Ralls, barbed wire cuts, wounds, festering sores ana many
other ailments to which horses are subject. In the relief of human suffering, it has done a world or
good, particularly In easing the pains of rheumatism, neuralgia, sciatica and lumbago. When gently
rubbed in where the pain exists, it gives a most gratifying relief to the afflicted. As a household
remedy for cuts, burns, bruises, sprains-, contracted muscles, stiff neck, frost bites, swellings, cnui
blains, ivy poisoning, there is nothing better on earth.
Put Up in Three Sizss, 25c, 50c and $1.00 per Bottle.
JAMES P. BALLARD
ST. LOOTS, MO.
For Diseases or Ailments of the Eyes, Stephens Eye Salve I an Effective Remedy.
It Eases Pain and
'jmmMmmmtt Soto And RecoMMeMoeoavfeflSgM
BYRON N. HAWKS.
Side Main St.
I have, 200 fine Pictures, framed and worth $2.00
each. I am going to give one free with every $25.00
cash purchase made at my store. I have the largest
stock of goods I have ever carried Come in and see
what I have. e picture offer is good for 30 days, only.
' On eeoond floor, we place on sale 50 Women's Fine Tailored Suits in
wbiob tbere are boanty, value and servioe combined in tbis assortment
can be found tbe most appropriate and desirable models wbiob will fit
to perfection Gray and blaok. brown and black 'worsteds, brown cbev
iota, navy blue serges, blaok serges and diagonals Medium length, box
style or semi-Otting jaokets Skirts plain gored or panel baok All sizes,
including stouts Regular values to 125.00 on sale only
Tbe womeu or Aruerioa are emu
lating their pihters in Japan and
next summer sun shades will bob
like sunlit waves of tbo sea. We
have many uew novelti to show
you. The prices range from $1.50
Marqesettes, one of tbe seasons
most popluar materials. Gomes in
cotton, silk, silk and cotton, etc
Just received a lot of new colors
in the silk Marquesettes. A pleas
ure to show our goods.
As a style favorite the beautiful "SILK FOULARDS" promise to
bold a high position iu tbe realm of dress, and we further illustrate tbis
fact. We'd call attention to the exolusiveuess of our showing along
these lines for "really" they're a marvel of color and design deftly woven
in to combinations of tbe most beautifnl and stunuiug effects. Come IN
let us show you. NO TROUBLE.
We have just received by express a tine assortment of Gage, Fisk and
Heiman & Lyman bats. Come and see these these new creations before
buying. You'll rind here some of tbe most beautiful and stylish hats
you'll see tbis season. They're priced right too.
New arrivals in this sect on. We
can now matoh most any oolor. Give
you from narrow soutache to wide 12
in. braids. Also all kinds beaded B
Coral is extremely popular this sea
son and we are showing a number of
novelties in the way of belt pins,
tolero pins, hat piDS and beads, 35o
White pearl clasp gloves with heavy
blaok stitobicg will lend a newness to
even an old suit. We have also re
ceived our silk gloves for. spring in
both two and sixteen button lengths
in black, white aud colors. 16 but
ton length kids in all tbe wanted
shades We can tit in you gloves at
any price from 25o to $4.50.
WOOL DRESS GOODS.
Serge, Wool. Taffetas Poplin, Pan
ama. Broad Cloth. Batiste, in fnnt
any weave that is made you'll find in
this big stook. All eclors. Prices
yd. 50o to 13.00.
We are now prepared to meet your
demands for Irish crochet thread. We
carry "Barlours" Irish Flax thread,
suitable for all kinds of croohet work,
also books of instruction. All sizes
from the very finest to coarse. Comes
in boldor, ready for use. Price, 15o,
two for 25o.
Io tbis department you will bn sur
prised to see tbe magnitude. Any
and all Kinds, all colors, combinations
etc, from tbe heaviest materials to
tbe very "sheer." All laundry, and
tbe price, yard 5o to 50c.
The Peoples Warehouse, Pendleton
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