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ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY. OREGON. FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 22, 1911.
S. F. WILSON, President,
H. KOEPKE Vice-President.
F. S. Le GROW, Caabier,
E. A. ZERBA. Ass't 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
We extend to our Depositors every tAccommdation
consistent with sound Banking.
With your next purchase
amounting to $2.50 or
over, we will give vou
one of these Dust Pans
Something entirely new.
It will save your temper
and last a lifetime.
BUNDY & CHRISTIAN
THE TUM-A-LUM LUMBER GO.
Lumber, Mill Work and all Kinds of
PAINTS, OILS AND VARNI5HES
Posts and Blacksmith coal
A. M. Johnson, Manager
2v Ti 4-1
A Peep al the inside of
THE IMPROVED VIKING SUIT
Patent applied (or
Besides double seat
knees it has a patent
Double seat from seam to seai
Double knee from seam to seam
All Seams taped, stitched
and stayed three times
This ticket oai suit it
guarantee of Mtvfactioo
Pwents. Note the extra lining attachment covering parts which are sot made doable, thus
relieving a great deal ot the strata attendant upon the seams and otter parts.
Seats, knees and arm-pits are points necessitating particular attention. They are
made of only reliable materials, perfectly put together and in style, right up to the min
ute. The label teller sewed in every coat. It is plainly the duty of every mother
before buying to carefully analyze the above. Come in and convince yourselves f its
Picard, Without Knowing It,
Deeds Valuable Farm to the
Attorney "Dong" Bailey of Pendle
ton, recently mixed np in tbe St. Den
ma oase is tbe target of Julian Fioard,
of Adams, who alleges tbat the Pen
dleton lawyer by frand and misrep
resentation baa swindled him ont of
80 acres of land. H. I. Watts of this
city is Pioard's attorney and unless
tbe land is tnrned over to tbe rightful
owner,.he will institute a suit to sec
aside the deed wbioh Buiiey bolds.
Aooording to the East Oregonian,
Pioaid owned an allottment of eighty
aores of valuable wheat land two and
a half miles south of Adams, wbiob
land is valued at $8000. In Deoem
bre 1908, be deolares be was invited
to tbe law offices of Bailey & Perry
where he was asked to sign a contract
giving them permission to sell the
laud for $100 an acre, providing they
could seoure a patent to it from tbe
government Be signed a paper wbioh
be deolares, wan represented to bim
as the oontraot but being illiterate and
nnable to read be says be did not sus
pect tbat the paper was otherwise.
Tbe Qrst knowledge Pioard bad tbat
be had deeded bis farm away came
tbe other day wheu be was seeking a
property settlement with his wife
from whom be recently separated.
Lawyers in tbe divoroo oase. Col. J. H.
Ealey for Mrs. Pioaid and W. M. Pe
tersoo for Pioard, fonna where the
deed had been exoouted on December
12. 1908. Then Peterson and bis cli
ent began to investigate.
Peterson encountered Bailey on tbe
street, according to tbe former's state
ment, and advised him tbat a suit
would be instituted lc the United
States court to set aside tbe deed if be
refused to transfer the land back to
Pioard. This Bailey refused to do
nnless Pioard pay bim the sum of
$27.50 wbiob amount he alleged tbe
allotee owed bim for loan of $20, $6
interest and $1.25 reoordiug fee and
I $.50 notary publio fees. When asked
l i i I j i a I
to tbe deed, be declared he wanted it
as security for bis loan of $20, but
when reminded tbat it is onstomary
to take a mortgage in such transac
tions and tbat it was hardly just to
aooore a deed to $8000 worth of land
for a small loan, be oortlv brought tbe
1 conversation to a close by remarking
tbat that was "bis business." Pet
erson has turned the oase over to At
torney Watts of this city.
FARMS AS A REFUGE FOR GAME
Owners of Farm Lands Can Have Pre
serves Made' of Them.
tbat partioular piece of property, sub
mitting suoh evidence as be gathers
to the proper antborities.
There are millions of aores of tim
ber land in the state tbat could be
withdrawn under contraot with tbe
state game warden as well as hundreds
and perhaps thousands of other large
traots. Under this law, tbe danger
from forest Hre oould Le almost en
tirely eliminated, so far as its origin
is due to careless hunters. This law
is not only a protection against forest
fire, but oan be made to serve the
farmers a useful purpose by making it
unlawful for banters to trespass on
their land, damaging their grain and
killng their stock, besides making tbe
game protection laws of the state of
Started Conflicting Emotions
Work In Her Mother.
Mrs. DeGroff drew a deep sigh when
ber daughter told her that she bad be
come engaged to Mr. Bobles.
"I suppose it's foolish of me to feel
so bad about it," she said, wiping her
eyes, but I enn't help it. I know it's a
woman's destiny to be married, dear,
and I have always hoped that you
would marry and be happy. But a
mother can never lose a daughter
without feeling deeply on the subject.
She can never help regarding it as an
awful loss a tragedy. She cannot
give up her little girl, even to the best
man that ever lived, without the deep
"But, mother, dear, I shall come nnd
see you often. And you mustn't cry as
if it were going to happen right away.
You will have time to get used to it."
"Will I? IIow soon are you to be
"Xot for nearly a year. Bob thinks
"Xot for n year? What on earth
does he mean by putting it off that
long? I don't believe he Intends to
marry you at all, the smirking young
snip! If he did he'd Insist on having
the wedding right away. And I shall
tell him so. You bring him to time,
Clara. You tell him that he'll either
marry you next month or never. Huh!
I'll show him!"
Big Lottery Takes Place In
South Dakota, October 2 to
October 21 Inclusive.
unexpectedly arose. By resigning the
Weston prinoipalsbip and aooepting
tbe Butte church he bas probably
chosen the best way ont of tbe mix
up both for bis own interests and tbe
interest of tbe Weston school. Bow
ever good a teaohnr be may be it
would have been difficult to subdue
tbe spirit of disoord tbat awaited him.
Being an able preaoher he should have
easy sailing in tbe Butte pulpit at
$1500 a year.
IKE BIG ROUNDUP
There is a law in tbe state of Ore
gon wbiob may be made to serve a
wondeifully valuable purpose if its
provisions were more widely known.
The reoent agitation requesting tbe
governor to suspend the hunting season
to tbe end that tbe damage from forest
fires might be miuimized oalls atten
tion to the above mentioned provision.
It is one of tbe privileges of tbe state
game wardej to make private oon
traots with property owiers setting
aside their land as game reservations.
When once this is done it is unlawful
for any one to hnnt game birds and
game cnimals on tbe land so set aside.
An impression bas prevailed that
private owners would suffer some in
oonvenisnoe were they to take ad
vantage of tbis aot. On the contrary
there is no expense involved on the
pari of the owner, nor is tbe land
withdrawn from any useful purpose.
i It is merely oontraoted between the
, owner and tbe state game warden tbat
the land described shall be tegarded
as a private reserve upon wbiiob no
hunting either by outsiders or tbe
owner himself shall be lawful. Tbe
bunting and killing of varmints, bow-
ever, oan be carried on by special
permit from the warden io charge.
The owner merely agrees to act in tbe
canaoitv of deDUtv game warden for
H WHERE PRICES ARE RIGHT ",
The Freshest and most Choice the Market affords in
Way These Necessary Articles
Aro Put Together.
In most umbrella factories tbe task
f turning out ribs and stems is left
to other factories making a specialty
of those parts. These nre sent to the
manufacturer, nnd the man whose
work it is to assemble the parts inserts
a bit of wire into the small holes at
the end of the ribs, draws them to
gether about the main rod and adjusts
In cutting the cloth or silk seventy
five thicknesses or thereabouts are ar
ranged upon a table at which skilled
operators work. In one department
there are girls who operate hemming
machines. A thousand yards of hem
med goods is but a day's work for one
of these girls. The machines doing
this Job attain a speed of some 3,000
revolutions a minute. After the hem
ming has been done the cloth or silk is
cut into triangular pieces with a knife,
as before, but with a pattern laid upon
the cloth. The next operation is the
sewing of the triangular pieces togeth
er by machinery.
The covers and frames nre now
ready to be brought together. In all
there are twenty-one places where the
cover is to be attached to the frame.
The handle is next glued on, and the
umbrella is ready for pressing nnd inspection.
The Mediciro of Generosity.
Generosity has wonderful power in
curing trouble which by any other
means would seem mcurauie. ine
story is told of n poor blind woman
in Tarls who put 27 francs on the
plate at n missionary meeting. A
friend remonstrated, "You cannot af
ford so much out of your small earn
ings." "Oh, yes, I can," she answered:
"I've figured it out and know just
what I can afford to give." When
naked to exDlain she said: "I am
blind, and I said to my fellow straw
workers, 'How much rut.ney do you
spend in a year for oil in your lamps
when it is too dark to work at nights?'
They replied, 'Twenty-seven francs.'
So," said tbe poor woman, "I found
that I saved so much in the year be
cause I am blind nnd do not need a
lamp, and I give it to send light to the
dark heathen lands." Christian Herald.
The Polar Bear.
The polar bear is a pretty formidable
brute. A specimen of this species has
been killed weighing 1,000 pounds and
measuring nearly thirteen feet from
nose to tall. The strength of the polar
bear 13 beyond belief. One was seen
feeding on the body of a white whale
fifteen feet long nnd weighing at least
three tons. The whale had been drag
ged by the bear out of the water on to
Uncle Sam's next tig land lottery
will be held in South Dakota from
October 2 to Ootober 21 inclusive,
when 46,562 aores of land in tbe Rose
bud and Pine Ridge reservations will
be offered as prizes to land seekers.
Gregory, Dallas, Chamberlain and
Rapid City will be tbe registration
points. On October 24 tbe drawing
will oommence at Gregory.
The prioe of every 160-aore traot
already bas been fixed by government
appraisers and tbe homesteaders will
pay tbe price so fixed, regardless of
whether he tiled first or last. Tbe
prices fixed by the appraisers are ffom
25 cents an aore for tbe roughest graz
ing land to $6 an aore for tbe finest
level agricultural land. Ot tbe total
of about a half million aores subjeot
to homestead eutry, about one third
has beeu classified as agricultural
land at ftom $2 to $6 an aore.
Briefly the method of securing a
homestead at tbis opening will be as
Tbe applioaut will personally ap
pear at a registatiou point and will
swear betore a notary putli" to his
qualifications to take a homestead. If
the application is made at any regist
ration point other than Gregory, the
applicant most mail his afl'davit to
Judge Witten at Gregory. When
Jndge Witten receives one of these
envelopes he will examiue it carefully
and if there are no distinguishing
marks ou it to indicate from whom
it oame it will be deposited with oth
ers iu a large can.
Tbe registration begins Ootober 2
aud ends October 21. On Ootober
24 all tbe metal oans will te opened
and tbeir ooutents damped on a large
publio platform in Gregory. A obild
will go on the platform and piok up
an envelope, It will be opened by
Jndge Witten and the application
therein contained will be numbered
one" and tbe person who filed it will
have the privilege of making the i
The second envelope selected will
be numbered "two," eto. After tbe
drawing those who receive numbers
will have ample time in wbioh to iu
sneot the lands and seleot tbe traots
upon which to make riling.
Mule in the Well.
A mule on tbe H. M. Cook burn
wheat ranch south of Milton fell into
one or tbe wens on tne piaoe last
Monday and it was only after the na
me! bad been in tbe bole several
hours tbat be was put ou solid earth
again by means of Hook and taokle
and the assistance of several men. No
serious injury was done the male.
C Best that Money can Buy Always Found Here
THE IDAHO HARVESTER CO
The Success of the Moscow Machine
Has Been Phenomenal,
Carried to Sea By Tide.
The many friends in this valley of
Miss Georgia Peoples, "slater. of Mrs.
Hugh Williams, will read with in
terest ber narrow esoape from drown
ing in the Atlantic ooean several days
ago, says the Eagle. Miss Peoples was
taking a dfp in tbe ocean at Wilming
ton, N. C, and was oarried out by tbe
tide, being saved only by the timely
arrival of three expert swimmers who
rushed to her resoue and brought her
safely .o tbe beaob, but not before
they themselves barely escaped a sim
ilar fate. Miss Peoples is well known
in tbis valley, having spent a year
heie tbe guest of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh
Williams while tbe latter resided in
tbe Hudson Bay distriot.
LeGrow's String, Kelley Up,
Won Relay Race-Other At
tractions Were Superb.
SAVING MONEY ON FARM EGGS
Antiquated Methods in Handling Re
sults in Enormous Loss.
Alex. McRae, representing tbe Idaho
National Harvester Company, was in
tbe oity Tueday and Wednesday of tbis
week. He reports that tbe snooess of
tbe little Idaho combined harvesters
which wbere put in tbe harvest fields
tbis year met with phenomenal sno
oess throughout the Northwest. Out
of 53 maobines put in tbe tltld tbis
year, only three did not oome up to tbe
expectation of tbo buyer aud these
were put to work under conditions
most unfavorable for operation aud
oouditiens wbiob were more ttau a
serious aud destructive obstacle for
any maobine to surmount.
r be future of this maohiiiR is now
assured, and tbe manufacturing com
pany at Moscow, ldabo, already strong
finaucially, is fnrtber strengthening
itself by tbe additional sale of a lim
ited blook of stock iu the oonoern.
A new faotory building 40x400 feet is
to be oonstruoted of concrete this fall,
with tbe object, of increasing the cap
aoity of tbe plant, to which a large
amount of new maobinery is also to
Mr. MoRae, who is an inventor of
reoognizsd ability, assures the Press
that improvements to be added to tbe
little combines lor tbe coming season
will make them so far superior to all
other maobiues now in use, tbat tbe
needs of tbe large farmer will require
them as well as those of the man who
ranobes on a small soule.
Two of tbe maobines worked suc
cessfully iu tbis and Weston vicini
ties tbis season and gave universal
satisfaction to the owners. Mr. Mo-
Rao returned to Moscow today.
Improper aud antiquated methods
of handling eggs in tbe United States
result iu losses tbat reach an estimat
ed total of $4,500,000 annually. Tbis
is 17 per oent of the estimated total
value of the entire crop. Praotioally
all this loss is borne by farmers and
other produoers, and a large part of it
oan be prevented. How the depart
ment of agriculture, tbrough its bu
reau of Animal industry is solving
this problem is told in Bulletin 141,
just issued, entitled, "Tbe Improve
ment pf the Farm Egg."
In oider to show bow tbis loss might
be prevented, the bureau of animal
industry latjt year eeut experts into
Kansas to oonduot investigations. The
results of the first season's work are
given in detail in the bulletin, with
suggestions for improvement tbat may
te applied anywhere. "Although but
one season has been spent by tbe bu
reau in tbis work," says tbe bulletin,
"several mnoh desired ohanges have
been brought about. Tbe most im
portant of these was tbe adoption by
shippers of tbe 'loss-oil' system of
buying and selling eggs "
Previous to tbe work of the bureau,
Kansas eggs were not very popular in
tbe markets outside the state. Quan
tity rather than quality was a handi
cap tbe shippers enoountered. The
immediate effect of buying on a "loss
off" system prod noed suoh a marked
change in tbe quality of tbe eggs
reaobiog the market (bat outside buy
ers uow maulfost a preference for eggs
bought in this manner.
Oopios of this bulletin may be pro
cured by addressing a request to tbe
Seoretary of Agriculture, Washington,
The Roundup was attended by large
numbers of Athena people, and the
verdiot is that it was a gocd show,
given in detail as advertised. The
management successfully entertained
and gave accommodations to the en
ormous orowds that attended tbe ex
The train servioe from tbis part of
the county was the best that tbe O-W.
R. & N. ever afforded to patrons and
was doe to tbe individual efforts of
Bob" Barns who gave his personal
attention in diieoting tbe servioe.
It is estimated that $200,000 was
spent in Pendleton last week daring
tbe fair and Roundup. The Roundup
reoeipts amounted to $23,000. Tbe
program, carried out strictly to tbe
letter, was all tbat oould be desired.
Tbe faithful portrayal of Western
range life in tbe arena at Roundup
Park oalled for the servioes of men
of daring and animals of vioious tem
perament, and these two elements
were not lacking id tbe different
events. There were plenty of both,
and then some to spare. The riding
was superb and equaled if not sur
passed tbat of tbe famous Cheyenne
frontier show. To John Spain of
Union county went the championship
of tbe Northwest in this, event, tbongb
he was cleverly pushed lor tbe title by
tbe negro. Fie to her, whose admiring
friends still contended that the prize
should have been awarded to tbeir
In the raoes, tbe relay event was
tbe most popular. Three strings were
entered, and Fay LeGrow's bunch
with Roy Kelly as rider, won to tbe
delight of Athena people. Jink's Tay
lor's mule team and stage ooaob at
tracted much attention, while tbe
mess wagon was liberally patronized
ny tbe cow punobers, who were al
ways welcome at grub time. Hugh
Taylor aud Braden Gerking partici
pated in the buoking contests but did
not qualify for tbe prizes.
Itexroad Good Side-Stepper.
By not ooming to Weston, Rev. 0.
A. Rexroad bas evidently side-stepped
a prospective "obnroh row," wbiob
may have spread into tbe sobool and
is not compelled to relinquish the
ministry, says fbe Leader. He was
Letween the horns of a dilemma wbioh
Ada Men nre slow! It took him
nearly two hours to propose to me
last night Floss-And how long did It
take you to accept him, dear? Ada-
Just two seconds.
Blnks Confound It! I've gone nnd
put down on that chair I varnished
this morning. Mrs. P.lnks Well, for
once you've stuck to your work. Bos
A pretty wedAvbg was consummated
Wednesday evening, at tbe home of
Mr. and Mrs. Casper Woodward, west
of town, when Mr. David Taylor
Stone and Miss Herman Elliott were
made man and wife. Tbe spacious
rooms were tastefully decorated in
sunflowers, their golden hue lending a
rioh and mellow light to the soene.
The yellow soheme was oarried
throughout aud tbe oeremony was
pei formed beneath a golden oanopy.
A. M. Meldram of tbe Christian
oburoh pronounced tbe words and tbe
ring oeremony was need. The bride
was attired in a pale ping silk gown,
made in simple Empire style, and tbe
groom looked handsome in conven
tional attire. Tbe young lady is a
sister of Mrs. Gcsper Woodward, and
has made ber borne there during tbe
summer. Her mother resides in Wal
la Walla. David is well known to
Press readers as a popular Athena boy,
tbe son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Stoue.
After the ceremony a lanobeon was
served about 70 guests.
Tbe young couple left on tbe morn
ing train Thursday for a short stay in
Walla Walla, after wbioh they will
return and reside on tbe Stone home
stead, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Stone mov
ing to tbeir new house on another
RECIPROCITY IS DEFEATED BY CANADIANS
CATERERS TO THE PUBLIC IN
GOOD TH1NG3 TO EAT
Athena, Oregon g
The Laurier government and recip
rocity suffered an overwhelming de
feat in tbe Canadian eleotions yes
terday. By a politioal landslide tbe liberal
majority of 43 was swept away and
tbe conservative party secured one of
tbe heaviest majorities, upward of 50,
tbat any Canadian party has ever bad.
Seven cabinet ministers wbo have
served with Premier Laurier were
among tbe defeated candidates.
The liberals kt ground iu prao
tioally every proviooe of tbe domin
ion. Where tbey won, tbeir majori
ties were tremendous. Ontario, tbe
leading provinoe of Canada, deolaifed
almost unanimously against tbe ad
miostratiou and reoiprooity.
Robert L. Borden, leader of tbe con
seivative party, will shortly become
tbe prime minister of Canada. He
will be supported in parliament by a
working majority of members far
mote than ample for bis purposes.
Walter A. Wood
has an I-beam frame that
makes it extra strong,
rigid and light. Tho
handles stay tight.
Come and see them.
are easy on men and
horses. Easy on men
because they do the work
thoroughly, and easy on
horses because very light
in draft and without
neck-weight. The gangs
are flexible and have ad
justable spring pressure
on the inner ends. ,
Walter A. Wood Sprind-Tooth Harrow
the only one with a relief spring on the adjusting bar.
Hardware Dealer, Weston, Ore.
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