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ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY. OREGON. FRIDAY. JULY 7, 1911.
S. F. WILSON, President,
H. KOEPKE Vice-President,
F. S. Le GROW, Cashier,
E. A. ZERBA. Ass'L Cashier.
S. F. WILSON, H. KOEPKE,
A. B. M'EWEN, M. L. WAITS,
F. S. Le GROW.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS, $90,000.00
It Crops Out and Grabs Sunday's Game
From Athena's Pennant Winners
in Ninth Inning: Rallr.
We extend to our Depositors every cccommdation
consistent with sound Banking.
Standing of Teams.
Teams Wod Lost P. C.
Athena 12 2 .857
Walla Walla 10 5 .666
Pendleton 8 6 .571
Weston 8 7 .533
Milton ' 4 11 .267
Echo 1 14 .067
ww raint store
Bundy & Christian, Proprietors
PAINTS, OILS, VARNISHES. WALLPAPER.
We have put in a full stock of Wallpaper, which iu
cludes the latest styles and paterns. Let us figure on
your painting, paper hanging and decorating.
"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.
THE TUM-A-LUM LUMBER GO.
Lumber, Mill Work and all Kinds of
PAINTS, OILS AND VARNISHES
Posts and Blacksmith coal
A. M. Johnson, Manager
' Ob, bnt it was great.
When Littlejobn's pennant winners
journeyed to Pendleton Sunday, for
the last game of the season with the
Buokaroos, it was with the under
standing that Umpiie Boeistatte
woold not held the iodioator and that
Roberts woold umpire the game. Mr.
Roberts was in town, ' all right, but
showed up at the grounds late; in faot,
after the game started. So Mr. Buer
statte. the home guard of Pendleton's
base ball fortunes, offloiated. And
since his offioiation has about 500
friends less in Athena, and several in
Pendleton where a sprinklag of a
dozen or more disinterested traveling
men who witnessed the game, swear
by the gods of Olympus that he
should be stripping daiiy ouws instead
of fingering the notches of an indicat
Every 'Athena man who saw the
game says it was stoleu from the Mil
lers in the ninth, when with Berger
on the blink, the pennant winners
were beginning to find him and a rally
was framed np for a Garrison finish.
The finish oame all right, too, but it
came to the Millers in the neck when
Soorer Chessman was delegated and
clothed with the office and authority
of umpire and was permitted to render
a decision which banded the game to
Pendleton on a platter, which even
the fingers of a Biaok man woold dis
dain to touch. '
With Berger tiring, and the last
obanoe at band, Atbena's batting list
rallied. Laokard was safe at first on
Diokson's error, and stole second.
Berger exhausted more of his strength
in fanning Winn and Pioard and lost
control, 6latting Beck in the rits.
This put two on with two down. To
get speed, Mr. Berger has to wind up
like a steam lifting crane. Owens,
one of the speediest base runners in
the league, was running for Beck and
the play for a double steal was the
triok, but Berger, knowing some base
ball, forsook speed for caution and fil
tered one to the plate which Harmon
met on the nose, Lank aid and Owens
oroesing the home diso while the ball
was being relayed in by Bliss in left,
to Witten at seoond, and ty him to
Diokson at tbiid. where a olose de
cision retired Harmon. Everybody
was satisfied that the game was tied
up two-and. when to the surprise ot
Atbena. and all disinterested specta
tors, it was announoed by somebody
that the game was Pendleton's, hv
the soore of two to one.
Buerstatte claimed be did not see
Owens cross the plate and left the
decision to Soorer Chessman, who
ruled that the rnnner wis not at tbe
plate when Harmon was deolared out.
Players of both teams surged abont
tbe umpire, dissension running ram
pant for a quarter of an hour. Ath
ena's protests were unheeded and Pen
dleton took tbe game.
It is said tbe deoision at third base
was a olose one, many contending that
Diokson dropped the ball when Har
mon slid to the bag. Owens easily
scored from first before tbe balltonob
ed Diokson's mitt and the least thing
in fairness that Buerstatte oonld have
done after acknowledging that be
did not see tbe play, was to have gone
according to tbe rules governing the
play and allowed tbe soore to stand.
Before tbe play oame op hundreds of
fans bad been enjoying a good ball
game, but when Chessman rendered
the deoision for Bnerstatte, keen dis-
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gust was apparent in grandstand and
Berger is oredited with 20 strikeouts
and Frink 5. In this respeot Buer
statte is said to bare boen partial to
the Pendleton twirler, in that he al
lowed bim tbe corner of tbe plate,
while be made Frink split tbe pan
for called strikes.
Pern brook, borrowed from Walla
Walla, made Pendleton's first run in
tbe seoond. He was safe on Lankard's
error, went to seoond on a passed ball
and scored when Sturgis singled. Pen
dleton soored again in the seventh,
when Shaffer singled, was advaoced to
seoond on a saorifioe by Clark, from
wnere be soored ou Bliss' bit.
Soore by innings:
Pendleton 0 J 0 0 0 0 1 0 x 2
Athena 00000000 22 !
Fiend Cuts Off Ears of Animals While
Standing at Rack in Pendleton.
Property of Lou Eaton.
Hjw the Reptile May Have Got Its
There Is ti very undent belief licit
the reptile known as Hit- ;t.;im:ii.ii-r
is proof against tire. It is id kcowii
bow this superstition li.-iil its rise, tun
It will probably always continue in he
held by some people, although i mis
been conclusively shown i n ;i ilf "i
proof qualities ot Hie cieai.iie
anl.v in imagination.
Dr. Stejncger. reptilian expert nt tv
Smithsonian Institution, tells a si.c
which mil)' furuisli a reason loi uie
continuance of the belief in i te.i ion.
"Once I whs camping mil. lie says,
"with a party of friends, huiu.uj. ami
fishing. We had lighted a nig tire,
using for fuel several old aii's vVtnie
we were seated around win h;ng the
progress ot si, uie eooker.x in win n we
were eugaged H young lain at m
side gave a little scream and punned
into the (lames. I looked ami tiier
was n small stiiamandei crawling
right out from among the glowing
embers. It walked away uiihtiii and
Bade Its escape.
"Now, that salamander had neeii
pied a bole in one ot the togs mod
for fuel. Several species ol Us K::id
live In old tree trunks. Motilities uns
one found that It was getting tin om
fortably hot and crawled out. I'. -mg
moist and slimy. Its laxly was protect
ed from Injury by tire long enough to
enable It to escape through the etn'
bers. But the sight of the tizaiti tic
Ilberately making Its appearane from
the midst of the tire was certainly
very surprising. Any Ignorant person
might easily have been led to imagine
that the creature was tl rep root, it
seemed to me quite probable that the
superstition took Its origin from lust
such occurrences." New York Worta.
Closely Watched After They Resign or
A number of years ago two prospec
tive safe breakers succeeded in obtain
ing employment in two different safe
factories, worked over a period of
years in tbe various departments, gain
ed all the information that tbey desired
and. subsequently working together,
managed to baffle tbe safemakers by
their skill in opening complicated safes
in different parts of the country.
Tbe police Were at loss to understand
bow tbe safes bad been opened, and
only upon tbe apprehension of tbe two
men several years later was It learned
that the jobs bad not been "inside"
ones, as was originally suspected, but
had really been the work of two men
who bad been initiated into tbe mys
teries of safecraft and bad put their
knowledge to criminal use.
This put the safemakers on their
guard, and an exceedingly complicated
system was immediately put into force,'
whereby not only was the pedigree of
ewy workman looked into closely, but
the work among the employees was so
separated that no one man or two men
could gather enough Information about
a safe to put it to dangerous use after
ward. Furthermore, when an employee
is discharged or when he voluntarily
leaves .his position his actions are
watched, and, although safe companies
refuse to discuss this particular joint,
it Is a matter of record that any for
mer employee of a safe company who
Is possessed of Intimate Information
regarding tbe secrets of that com
pany's safes is kept under constant
surveillance. Harper's Weekly
Our Modern Factory Spoon.
For our modern factory mude spoon
the stock is Bret rolled and cross roll
ed to get tha graded thickness that is
needed. The spoon outline is then ob
tained by means ot cutting out dies.
Tbe blanks thus formed are struck up
by another set of dies, which orna
ment the front and back and even
bend the spoon into its proper shape,
at tbe same time stamping tbe re
quired "sterling" and tbe maker's
mark. It a spoon is made by tbls
latest ot processes tbe sterling mark
can be found raised on tbe surface in
stead ot incised, as was tbe case when
tbe marking was done separately.
The mysterious mntilator of horses
who has been operating tbrongh Uma
tilla and Walla Walla counties dnring
the past two years and upon whose
head there has been placed a prioe by
infuriated horsemen, h apparently
again in Pendleton, says : tbe Live
Lou Eaton, residing about two and
a half miles east of Pendleton, is the
latest victim of the crazed fiend and
two valuable mules owned by bim
bave been mutilated for life.
The team, valued at over $100, was
driven to town Tnesday evening by
J. B. Caldwell. Ibey were tied in
tbe rear of tbe N eagle blaoksmith shop
and when Caldwell went to get thorn
to return to tbe ranoh at about 11
o'olock be discovered 'hat some mis
oreaut bad cut one ear from eaob
mule, olose up to the bead.
A motive for snob a dastardly pieoe
of work can not be imagined by the
owner or the offioers. The only theory
advanoed is that it is the work of tbe
same insane individual who mutilated
the Rbcnimus aud Haw etaUions iu
Pendleton and several others in this
county and in tbe vioinity of Walla
HEAD BROKEN, ANKLE CRACKED
Chas. Leadbettor, a Stranger, Intro
duced to Blow From Novel Weapon.
ing excellent grades and to Prinoipal
H. M. Gunn of Hermiston, belongs
the distinction of having made tbe
second highest average in the entim
state up to this time, be having re
ceived a grade of 100 per cent in three
subjects. Tbe state boatd of examin
ers is making rapid progress with
grading the papers, and aoonrding to
County Superintendent Welles, who
is a member of tbe state board, the
results of the examinations will prob
ably be known tbe latter part of this
John Hagen Dead.
Another old and honored pioneer of
Umatilla oounty has answered the
lst call. John Hagen, who for more
than thirty years lived on his farm
five miles northwest of Pendleton,
passed away at bis home in Hemet,
California, Saturday at 5 o'olock in
the afternoon death being due to a
complication of diseases. He bad
moved to the southern state two years
ago in tbe hopes of benefitting bis
health but was disappointed in bis
quest and has been slowly sinking for
some time. East Oregonian.
Weston's Strawberry Day.
Weston's Strawberry day, held in
that city Saturday, was a success in
every particular. Plenty of straw
berries were on band for everybody,
tbe day was ideal and tbe attendance
all that could be expected. Tbe dis
play of produots from tbe mountain
ranobes was tbe feature of tbe occa
sion, and visitors marveled ac the
showing made in their exhibit.
IT IS AN UNUSUAL AFFLICTION
Swollen Tongue Threatens Life of
Charles Leadbettor, a stranger who
oame to Atbeua to work in the bar
vest fields, is nursing a broken head
and a fraotured ankle as the result of
being introduced to a blow from a
novel weapon in tbe bands of Charles
Grant, the restaurant man.
Tbe weapon used was a potato mash
er and tbe blow was a stunner, open
ing tbe scalp so that five stitohes wera
repaired to olose tbe wound, and it
floored Leadbettor to tbe sidewalk
before a crowd in tbe street.
Grant, who waa serving as special
officer, esoorted Leadbettor 'to tbe city
jail from whiob he was released a
abort time afterward that bis injuries
might receive attention. Dr. Newsom
dressed the wound and later disovered
that a bone iu the right ankle was
The trouble started at Grant's res
taurant, where Let d bettor bad ordered
and paid for a meal. He says be didn't
Ret tbe meal and demanded his money
baok. Grant refused the request and
Leadbettor says, made f :r bim with a
billy, struok bim with it and went in
to the restaurant, returning with tbe
weapon that laid him out.
Grant says Leadbettor oame ioto
his pi a oo of business, ordered and
paid for a meal Bod went ont while
it was iu process of cooking. Later
be returned witbont coat or bat and
started to abuse bim. .He was using
profane language end Grant says be
told b' in to quit as there were ladies
passing on the street, with that.
he says, Leadbettor tore in to clean
bim up. He pulled tbe billy which
be says Leadbettor grabbed, wrenched
away and swatted bim iu tbe jaw.
Realizing that be bad ' a scrapper to
deal with and arrest, be went to the
kitoben and procured tbe potato
ruasber. Grant says be feels justified
in taking tbe course be did, other
wise be says he would have been in
for a lacing, for being some scrapper
himself, be intimated that a man who
oonld book bim ou tbe jaw with tbe
cleverness 1 bat Leadbettor exhibited,
stood a good show cf putting bim out.
Tbe trouble will probably be aired in
The three-year-old daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Merton Fletcher of Willow
Springs is restiug easily et St. An
thony's hospital following a delioate
operatiou performed Saturday by Drs.
Rtngo, Parker and Lieuallen. says
the Live Wire.
The child, together with her par
ents, waa brought to Pendleton Satur
day by Dr. Lieaullen in bis auto. At
that ti e a growth in tbe sumavilliary
glands bad caused tbe tougue to swell
until it tilled tbe mouth, stopped tbe
throat and was protruding from tbe
moutb. Apparently tbe child was
slowly obokiog to death.
A hurried consultation was held and
an immediate operation deoided upon.
An inoisiou was made uuder tbe bbin,
tbe growth lemoved and the tongue
opened up. Tbe immediate benefloial
results were remarkable and the child
in now rapidly recovering.
Casualties of the Cradle.
The burden ot Prussia's military
state, not spared even to the babes in
their cradles, has proved too much for
some or the younger members ot the
royal families In "The louse of
HoheDzollern" Mr Brnyley Hodgetts
mentions that the two sons whom the
first "crown princess of Prussia bore
ber husband (nt the beginning ot the
eighteenth century) both died In their
cradles, one from n nervous shock
caused by the salute from heavy guns
with which his arrival was heralded
and the other from the burden of a
golden crown which was placed on bis
head after baptism.
Dissatisfied With Mule Race.
W. R. Tavlor attended tbe celebra
tion at Pendleton Tuesday and says
tbe rauob advertised wild mule race
was a. frost, inasmuch as broken
mules were entered in tbe race instead
of wild on oh. Mr. Taylor further as
serts that tbe method of plaoing tbo
riders was not fair. Tbere were more
riders than mules, aud instead of
drawing for tbo cbnnoe to ride, those
having tbe race iu ohargo told oertaiu
ones to take a mule, leaving others
who desired to rida without an oppor
tunity. A $50 saddle was tbe prize
ottered in the raoe. Bradon Gerking
was on the ground to ride, but tbe
mule awarded bim was taken and
ridden by another rider, leaving tbe
boy out of the raoe entirely. Mr.
Taylor is of tbe opinion that it would
not take more than another kail game
and mule race to set this community
knocking instead of boosting tbe
Roundup. Jinks savs that it was pos
sible for Montgomery, who bad tbo
race in obarge, to have given a win
ning mule to a favorite rider, under
tbe method employed.
Where a face Is used on a piece of
money it is always In profile, because
tbe cameo is more readily struck with
the die in that manner and If a full or
three-quarter face were represented tbe
nose of tbe gentleman or lady would
get damaged In circulation and pro
duce a ridiculous effect.
"Why do you apply for n position as
boss of this gang? Have yon ever had
"I'.osscd my sou after bo fciew up."
Umatilla Teachers Lead.
It bas'been reported in a Portland
newspaper tbst many of tbe teaobers
wbo took the examinations a abort
time ago, are failing to pans. This is
not true, however, as regards Uma
tilla county. Tbe teaobers of Umatilla
couuty arc, with few exceptions, uiak-
Earning Their Education.
A circular baa been issued by tbo
Y. W. C. A. of the Lewiston Normal
Sobool, which undoubtedly will te of
interest to earnest und ambitious
youug people wbo desire a higher ed
ucation, but wbo lack tbe necessary
means. President George li. Black
will send a copy upon request. In
tbe ciroular am described tbe various
opportunities iu Lewistnu to earn
ruonoy to pay expenses while attending
tbe Normal. At leant twenty-five
per cent of tbe Normal students earned
a part or all of their expenses during
tbe past year. Tbero are available,
too, at tbe Normal, three loan funds,
I be loan being made with tbe under
standing that it is to be paid in small
monthly installments when tbe stud
ent ottaius a position.
A Quiet Fourth.
Tbe Fourth of July was observed in
Atbena in a qoiot manner. Even llio
crackers were not io the local market,
and but for a little celebration gotten
up by Ed Koontz tor tbe benefit of bis
small friends, tbesound of tbe cracker
woold not bave teeu beard on our
drowsy streets. Tbe small boy wbo
was not taken by bis patents to towns
where celebratious were held oassfd
over a truly saue Fourth. Stores and
hoioei8 booses cloned at noon, the
"kids" went ewimmiu', and tbe elders
lounged io tbo shade. .