I Z M ' J 87 ' S uf s . r f j - v This Edition con tains Six Pages Athena Merchants Carry Big Stocks Buy Your Groceries from Your Home Grocer VOLUME XXIII. ATHENA. UMATILLA COUNTY. OREGON. FRIDAY. JUNE 30 1911. NUMBER 25 OFFICERS S. F. WILSON, President, H. KOEPKE Vice-President. F. S. Le GROW, Cashier, E. A. ZERBA. Ass't. Cashier. '1 DIRECTORS S. F. WILSON, H. KOEPKE, A. B. M'EWEN, M. L. WAITS, . F. S. Le GROW. 1 I FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF ATHENA CAPITAL AND SURPLUS, $90,000.00 We extend to our Depositors everyr cAccommdation consistent with sound Banking. GOOD CROPS ALU Failure in Morrow, Gilliam and Grant Counties Leaves Surplns Men and Machinery. nmmBmmummmmmammammmnmmmtmmaamammmammamammm r I r lew Paint Store Bundy & Christian, Proprietors OILS WALLPAPER We have put in a full stock of Wallpaper, which iu eludes the latest styles and paterns. Let us figure on your painting, paper hanging and decorating. it fl (I 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. 4 Crop failnres dne to burning winds, have left many harvesters and owners of equipment free for the season, ac cording to Dell B. Sonlly, auditor of the Central Door Lumber Co., of Portland, who arrived in Pendleton after an extended visit to Heppnar, lone, Condon, Lexington and other points in that seotion, says a oonnty seat paper. As a result, many of those owning machinery and equipment are not only willing bnt anxions, he says, to accept employment for the season in the bouuteous harvest fields of Umatilla county and the Walla Walla valley. "They are anxions to have the mat ter called to the atteution of the com mercial olub," said Mr. Sonlly, "be cause there are a number who wonld load their threshers and other ma chines onto trains and bring them here if they conld be assured that work will be plentiful." Many of the grain warehouses do not intend to open at all. he says, for in many parts the grain has been burned to a oinder. The crop is prac tically a total loss. Especially is this tine at lone and Condon. "A great many men in that seotion are coming over this way any way," he said, "for the harvest and some of tbem intend to tring their equipment and take their obanoes of getting work so oertain are they that there will be a heavy demaud on ac count of the size and general exoel lenoe of crops in this section. "If the farmers through some oivio organization oonld take the matter up and give tbem assnranoe of work, there is little question that the labor problem in Umatilla oonnty wonld be solved for tbia season, at least." i CHIEF CAMPBELL'S SAD DEATH Head of Portland Fire Department Lost Life at Post of Duty. i (Is. THE FUM-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 j David Campbell, veteran Chief of the Portland fire department, was killed at 8:35 o'olock Monday morn ing while heading a desperate flgbt on flames surrounding thousands of gallons of oil in tbe Union Oil Com pany's plant at East Water and East Salmon streets, Portland. The fire was one that imperiled tbe lives of soores of firemen aud thou sands of onlookers. The plant was destroyed, at a loss of ) $100,000. Chief Campbell met death while making courageous efforts to plan tbe handling of a dangerous fire that bad been defying control. He walked cool ly into the burning plaoe in search of a possible solution to the grave prob lem that confronted him and bis men. Warned of tbe risk, he said simply that it was necessary for him to go inside. As he passed to tbe center of the building a fearful explosion wrecked tbe one-story concrete struoture. Tbe Chief was plunged to death in aseetn ing canldron, amid tons of debris. There was trouble in identifying bim when the body was removed three hours later. Because the fire was confined Bafely to tbe limits of tbe building at tbe time of tbe explosion, tbe firemen soon desisted from their attaoks upon it and concentrated their efforts npon the spot where tbe body of their Chief was supposed to lie. When tbe smoke cleared away so that the watobers were able to see a patch of white amid tbe wreckage in tbe center of tbe basement, tbe word went one to another that the body had been found. The Chief's body was terribly burned and tbe clothing bad been destroyed. $3 1 LITYG "K WHERE PRICES ARE RIGHT ", n r jgt The Freshestl and most Choice the Market affords in id Best that Money can Buy Always Found Here Had it not been for the discovery of a few gold buttons near the body, tbe identification could not have been made. Wood's Team Defeated. Colonel Wood brought his aggrega tion of ball tossera over from Weston Satnrday afternoon, and what Ish Watts' fiasbeens didn't do to tbem isn't worth tolling. Jim Prioe was tbe bright particular star for Weston Wood lasted three innings in right field, never trapped a fly, Inst tbe ball twice and fanned every time he oame to bat. Bert Cartano played a star game at first and at the bat for Ath ena and Fay LeGrow was there with tbe goods in rnnning bases. Tbe fea ture of tLe Kama was Ish Watts' catch ftf A Hnor a f oanrrA Tl.A nnoUnnnd ! - - " - " v Dvuuuut ail unDUCDno took the, crimp out of tbe Colonel's men in tbe first inning by piling- up enough runs to win tbe came. Wood showed up well at practioe, receiving tn rows at first base in a really cred itable manner, but when tbe came started aud he was shifted to bis po sition in right field, his Franklin county reoord stuck to him and bis grotesque Speokeldouner stunts queered bis team mates. Be was finally der- rioked to the bench, where be belongs. B0YSGR0WGAROENS Contest Being Conducted Bv Agricul tural College Lectures Sent in Bulletin Form to Youngsters. LOCAL ANGLERS ABE ARRESTED H. A. Bundv and Chas. May Make Statement as to Warden's Method. H. A. Bendy and Charles May of this city, were arrested by Deputy Fish Warden Thompson of Portland, while fishing on the Umatilla river last Saturday. Tbe Athena men were charged with having in their posses sion trout under legal size, and for the offense were fined $25 each In tbe Jus tioe court at Pendleton. Relative to the methods employed by Thompson in obtaining evidence on wbiob bis charge was based, the fol lowing statement was brought to tbe Frees office this morning by Deputy Game and Fish Warden Boone Wat son, of Pendleton: Athena, Ore., June 29, 1911. This is to state that Warden Thomp son fished with us on tbn Umatilla river, Saturday, June 21, and that be gave us tbe fish he caught, and to tbe best of our knowledge be may have put small fish in our basket as well as ourselves, as they were all in one bas ket. He never notified ns he was a game warden or that it was illegal to keep small fish. He also let the Wil son boys go with small fish in their basket after examining their oatob, having told us be examined tbeir bas kets and as ttey bad a fine oatob be passed up what few small ones tbey bad. Bert Wilson told us tbey had eight small ones. Signed, H. A. Bundy, Chas. L. May. One phase of extension work now being carried on by the Oregon Agri cultural College terminated in the close of tbe contest of 125 boy gardeu ers of tbe city of Portland by an ex hibition of vegetable products grown bv themselves for prizes given by var ii in generous merchants. While tbe contest bas been directly under tbe control of tbe Young Men's Christian Association of Portland. with G. C. Holt in charge, tbe work has been onrried out under tbe aus pices and guidance of tbe agriculture department of the Oregon Agricultural oollege. This is tbe first time that the extension work has reached boy gardeuers and tbe results of the oon test have been gratifying. Tbe objeot of this departure in ex tension work bas been to stimulate in terest among city boys in agricultural praotice, to give them a working knowledge of the growing of vegeta bles in approved ways, as well as to beautify tbe city and add to its pros pcrity by cleaning up and utilizing the "back yards." In addition some phases of the instructional work of tbe college have beeu shown by tbe work. Arthur G. B. Bouquet, iustruotor in vegetable gardening at the college, gave the leotares to tbe boy gardeners, and is the autbor of tbe bnllotins is sued to them, of whiob copies can be secured by persons desiring informa tion, by application iffr the division of horticulture at tbe oollego. The sub jects covered inclnde hot bed and cold frame construction and management, growing vegetable seedlings under glass; seeds and seeding; soil prepara tion and fertilization; tbe transplant ing of celery, tomatoes, etc. ; garden cultivation and irrigation; phases of tomato growiug; methods of growing, bleaching and marketing celery; and the preparation of vegetables for mar ket and for exhibition. THE M'EIN-GOFF WEDDING Account of Impressive Ceremonv as Published in Portland Paper. LAST GAME OFM SCHEDULE Littlejohn's Pennant Winners Will Mi grate to Pendleton Sunday for Game. At the Roundup Park in Pendleton Sunday afternoon, Billy Littlejohn's pennant winners will play tbe last game of tbe Blue Mountain league sobednle for tbe season 1911, with the Buokaroos, The Pendleton mustangs have been coming up tbe scale the last low weeks and are powerfully strengthened in all dipartmnnts. The Millers are in fine fettle for tbe fray, and taking all things tase ball into consideration, there will be one of the fastest old ball games that the Pendletoniaua ever witnessed wbeo tbo teams come together. At Weston Sunday the Buckaroos trounced tbe Weston Mountaineers to tbe tune of 6 to 2. Weston was re inforced with Brown, Frink, Lieu alien and Pioard, of tbe Athena team. Tbe only swatting done off Berger was by Blown, Frink and Pinard. Brown got a two-base bit, Fiiuk two three-base bits and Picard a three base smash. There will doubtless be many Ath ena fans go to Pendleton Sunday to witness tbe game. In New Quarters. Postmaster Wortbiogton moved the postoffice fixtures into his buildiug Wednesday night. He has about everything arranged and in order. Dr. Newsom and Dr. Hughes each have a Dice suite of rooms iu tbe building, with entrauces from tbe postoffice lobby. 55; DELL BROTHERS, WKE5' ,s Athena, Oregon Concrete Cross Walks. Crnsbed rock is in place for tbe new concrete crosswalks oo Main street. When ibe cement arrives work of con structing tbe walks will tegin. Con crete bas proved lo be a euooess in all towns where it has been put in use for crosswalks, withstanding heavy traffic satisfactorily. while Miss Clementine Lambert, Miss Marcia Parker and Miss Grace Lang don dispensed pnncb. Tbe latter was served on tbe porob screened with daisies. The bride and groom graduated at the same time from tbe University of Oregou. Both were prominent in sohool life, Mr. MoEwen being a Sig ma Nu and the lady a Kappa Alpha Theta. Eat Strawberries Tomorrow, Tooiorrow is Strawberry Day at Weston and tbe hospitable people of that town and surrounding oonntry have made great preparations to serve all who attend with free strawberries. The berries will be strictly tbe moun tain product, famous for riob flavor aud exoellent keeping qualities. All other products of tbe mountain dis trict will be on exhibition, the objeot being to give the visitors some idea of what monntain lands are capable of producing. A large number of Athena people will be in attendance. FDR EialSlEjlVEMENT Third Eastern Oregon District Agricul tural Society to Enlarge Pavilion. Tramps Cut Weeds. Baker will prove an inhospitable place for the bnbos from this time on, for tbe police department bas adopted tbe policy of arresting ever? v&g. They are then put cu tbe streets cut ting weedf. Mr. aud Mrs. Ralph B. McEwen arrived in the city Friday evening, and are now established on tbe farm northwest of town, where they will he at home to their friends. Tbe Press clips tbe followiug account of tbe wedding oeromony and following re ception, from tbe Portland Telegram of Friday's issue: Another beautiful Juno wedding was celebrated last night at !) o'olock when Miss Laura Adele Goff. daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene E. Goff,' beoame the bride of Ralph Buell Mo Ewen of Atbeua. Tbe bride entered tbe First Presbyterian oburob, wbioh was handsomely decorated" for Ibe oo- casiou, on tbe arm of her father, wbo gave her away. She was robed in an empire gown of white satin with square court train. About the bodice, where bung tbo groom's gift, a band oarved gold pendant on a slender chain, were masses of lace that had trimmed her mother's wedding dress. Her full length tulle veil was circled with orange blossoms and bur boquet was a shower of bride's roses aud lilies of the-valley. The boquet was caught by Miss Frances Nelson, of Albany, tbo maid of honor. Miss Nelson wore white satin enveloped iu marqnisette iu shades changing from shell pink to cerise. Ibe gown was trimmed with rose point lace and American beauty satin, and she wore a band ot tbe same satin in ber hair. Miss Nelson carried an armful of bright pink car nations. There were fonr bridesmaids in smart lingerie frooka. Miss Fran cis Oberteoffer and Miss Vera Parker wore uudordresnes of green satin and carried showers of piuk sweet pons. Miss Luoile Smith and Miss Kate Lee of Seattle, bad yellow satin slips be neath tbe white aud carried white sweet peas. The costumes of tbe flower girls, Miss Jessioa McEwen cf Athena, sister of Mr. MnEwou, aud Miss Medora Steele, were imported. Pale pink cbitfon embroidered in pink rosebuds oovered messaline of the same tones. Over tbeir arms were Wattean baskets heaped with pink roses and leaves. Tbe latter tbey scattered befcre tbe bride. The best man was Arthur Van Dus en of Astoria, and the ushers Osoar Beck, Cliftou WoArthur, L. A. Hen derson of Hood River and Orville Goss, cousin of tbe bride, from Berkeley. E. E. Coursen played tbe wedding march and acoompanied the soloist?, Miss Edna Zimmerman and C. M. Steele. Rev. T. B. Griswold read tbo services. At tbe Golf home a reception was held in rooms Oiled with pink roses. Tbe bride aud groom, her parents and Miss Nelson received. Mrs. Goff was wearing black marqnisette over piok satin with autique diamond broooh. Jin the dining room Mrs. Harry Ilen d urn boot and Miss Bessie Bibee served, In order to aooommodate tbe large crowda wbioh are expeoted to be in Pendleton during fair week this fall, Tbe Third Eastern Oregon Distriot ' Agricultural sooiety is planning exten sive changes iu its pavilion. These changes include improvements in tbe entranoe, in platform, booth and seat ing accommodations. Instead of the two little gateways for entranoe and exit, there will be one large royal arch at the corner of the pavilion, ou each side of wbiob will be the ticket windows. This ar rangement will not only greatly im prove the exterior appearance but will do much toward facilitating tbe handling of the crowds. The large muslo shell will be moved baok against the wall and a platform ex tended oat from it for speakers and vaudeville performers. Thi Umatilla county booth wbioh has heretofore oo oupied a central position in the rear of tbe pavilion will be moved to ono side, thus increasing the seating and standing room for the visitors. Ad ditional Beats will be constructed and everything done for the comfort of tbe many,, who will be present during the afternoous and evenings. Stanfield Musician Dead. After a long illness, Miss Blanche Sawyer, ot Stanfield well known and popular for her ability as a vooalist, died at her borne Saturday evening, reports tbe Pendleton papers. Miss Sawyer, wbo was 28 years ot age, bad beeu a resident ot Stanfield for about a year, coming from Fargo, N. D. She died of tukeroulosis. CHURCH SENDS DELEGATES State and National Conventions of Churches of Christ Held in Portland The State and National Conventions of the Churches of Christ will be held this year ut Portland, ending July Uttb. Tbe oburob at Atbeua is send ing several delegates. Pastor and Mrs. A. Maokenzle Meldrum und Mrs. David Taylor left tbia morning and others will follow later. Mr. Mel drum will deliver tbe annual address at tbe State Couveutiou next Sunday. Mrs. Taylor and Mrs. Meldrum are delegates to the Christian Woman's Board of Missions, of wbioh tbo Ath ena ohumh bas a strong auxiliary, Mrs. Henry Koepke being its esteemed president. As a rule the State convention is hold annually at Turner but this yyr it will be held iu conjunction with tbo Natioual.oonventiou at Portland. Last year tbe National convention was bold ut Topeka, Kan. and in 1909 at Pittsburg, Pa., when it was estimated that there were not, less than 50,000 people iu attendance. At a commuu- ion service, JiO.OOO people, tbe largest number to simultaneously partake of tbe Lord's Supper iu tbe history of the world, wore present. While there will be a large gather ing convene at Portland, it is not an ticipated a repetition of tbe Pittsburg assembly will be experienced, as that was tbe Centennial convention. Services at Christian Church. Tbe services will be conduoted in the Christian churob next Suuday by Mr. Robert Lee Bussabarger of New Albany, Ipdiana. Mr. Bussabarger is a classmate of tbe Atbeua preaoher aud while in tbe University of Ken tucky maintained a splendid standard of integrity aud scholarship. He is among tbe brightest young meu in the brotherhood, and preaches for a largo congregation iu New Albany; tbe Bible school numbers 287. He is a thoughtful, logical, clear aud forceful speaker and 1 bespeak for bim a splen did bearing. A. Mackenzie Meldrum. To Press Subscribers: Please note tbe date of your subscription ou the margin or wrapper of your paper. Are you iu arrears? If so, come for ward aud remit, aud greatly oblige.