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1 j VOLUME XXIII. ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY. OREGON. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1911. . -NUMBER 87
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S. F. WILSON, President,
H. KOEPKE Vice-President,
F. S. Le QROW, Cashier,
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 cAccommdation
consistent with sound Banking.
$250,000,000 IS CONSERVATIVE
FOR THE FOUR STATES
The Northwestern Sisterhood
Oregon, Washington, Idaho
and Montana for 1911.
With your next purchase
amounting to $2.50 or
over, we will give you
one of these Dust Pans
Somethiug entirely new.
It will save your temper
and last a lifetime.
BUNDY & CHRISTIAN
Beginning Monday, Oct. 2.
The big Theatrical Show
Highly Recommended by every Town and City we have
visited the Original
Company of Artists 1
and the Great McMinns Orchestra The charming Act
ress Aggie Marion Stuttz, opening in that wonderful
representation of Diane, "the Ladies Favorite Play, on
Monday Night, Oct. 2
'QSe Ladies' favorite, great classic representation, entitled
"Was She to Blame?"
In four classical, refined acts. United States copyright.
All rights reserved. J. G. Stuttz, author and sole owner.
One night only of this great play.
ADMISSION FOR THIS PRODUCTION-Reserved Seats
75c; General Admission 50 and 25c. Tickets at Dell Bros
Spokane dispatohea say that indi
cative of tbe prospeots for inoreased
business aotivity throughout tbe
northwestern states this fall and win
ter is the report bv tbe statistical de
partment of tbe Spokane obamber
of commerce, whioh plaoes tbe farm
value of agriculture, including live
fitook, poultry, fruit and vegetables in
Washington. Oregon, Idabo and
Montana tbis season at $250,000,000,
or more than $91 per oapita of a total
popniation of 2,666,000.
The wheat yield of tbe four states
is estimated at 76,500,000 bushels, as
against 65,180.000 in 1910. while tbe
bay orop is plaoed at 4,150,000 tons
as compared with 4,050,000 tons a
year ago. Oats, tarley, lye, potatoes
and bops show average increases rang
ing from 10. to 20 per cent over 1910.
The apple crop is not as large as last
year, but higher prioes and increases
in tbe yields of other fruits will, it is
estimated fully make up tbe differ
enoe. Tbe farm value of agriculture in tbe
Inland Empire is estimated at from
$150,000,000 to $175,000,000 to
whiob is added $53,000,000 as the
value of the mineral produots and
$22,000,000 as representing the yard
value of timber and lumber cut in the
district daring the year. Tbe last
named industry gave employment to
more than 100,000 men. The lumber
business bas been unusually quiet the
last six mouths, though there are
heavy increases in export trade. Tbe
present population of tbe Inland Em
pire is estimated at 700.000.
Bankers and business men through
out tbe distriot say the outlook is
bright for business increases in tbe
northwestern states adding there is
every indication there will be expan
sion in all lines of manufacturing and
jobbing, also that there will Le more
than tbe usual influx of eastern cap
ital and eettlers into tbe oountry.
"PICKLING" RAILROAD TIES
Timbers Giyen a Bath in Salt Lake
Show no Deretioration.
Ten thousand railroad ties that have
been "pickliog" in Great Salt Lake,
Utah, for tbe last three years have
just been removed from that body of
highly mineralized water and now are
being transported to Hazen, Nevada,
there to be given a trial on the new
Hazen cutoff of tbe Southern Paoifio
company. "Pickling" railroad ties
in tbe Great Salt Lake is by no means
an experiment on the part of tbe rail
There are ties in the old Promontory
line of the Central Paoiflo Railway,
whiob were there forty years ago and
have not decayed, proving tbe preser
vative qualities of tbe salt formation
in whiob they "pickled" for years
before being laid on tbe roadbed. Pil
ing is also being preserved in tbe lake
as exoelleot results have been ob
tained by the piling in tbe great tres
tle' across tbe lake, wbiob, since tbe
day it was first plaoed in the first part
of tbe construction of the Luoin out
off, bas sbown no deterioration.
Tbe ties that have just been re
moved from the Great Salt Lake will
be subjected to a hard test in tbe al
kali soil of Nevada. The pickling
process bas caused tbem to become
heavily impregnated witb salt and
tbey aot as a "ground" to tbe electric
current in tbe blook signal servioe.
Ibis tact makes tbem unfit for nse on
the main line of tbe company over
whiob. the blook signals play a most
The preserving of ties and piling in
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WHERE PRICES ARE RIGHT "Tain 83
The Freshest and most Choice the Market affords in
g 7s Best that Money can Buy Always Found Here
g-DEEL BROTHERS, wScra Athena, Oregon f
Great Salt Lake may become an im
portant industry, if the experiments
now being worked out prove as suc
cessful as former tests.
The J. G. Stutts Company.
Tbe J. G. Stutts company, one of
tbe best known troupes on tbe ooast,
will begin a three nights engagement
at tbe Athena opera house on next
Monday evening, Ootober 2. Of tbe
splendid performances given by tbis
company, tbe Kez Peroe Herald of
August l?tb says: "It is not often
that a theatrioal troupe of 16 people
can play a week's engagement in a
town tbe size of Nez Peroe, and draw
a larger house eaoh succeeding night,
bnt that is what tbe J. G. Stutts
oompany is doing fcere tbis wees on
merit too. Tbis company is composed
of clever aotors who have put on a
series of tbe cleanest and best per
formances the oommnnity bas had tbe
pleasure of attending in tbe past two
years. If more troupes of tbis char
aoter were induoed to visit tbe town it
would be better for all oonoerned.
Tbey will oloee their engagement
here Saturday night with one of tbe
best plays in their repertoire, and we
believe to a crowded house. "
RIDING A CAMEL
A Strenuous Task That Promotes a
Love of Walking.
Riding a camel is by no means an
easy or enjoyable method of locomo
tion, according to tbe description given
by Mr. M. J. Randall in his book,
"Sinai In Spring:"
"If asked 'How do you ride a camel?
I reply invent as many attitudes as
you can ond employ them all in turn;
adjust and readjust the rugs and cush
ions on which you sit; ride straight;
ride crooked; ride with stirrups made
of rope; ride without them; hitch first
your right knee round the front pom
mel, then your left knee; stretch your
self wide legged over the saddlebags
regardless of the firearms, dates,
crockery, etc., which they contain un
til nature commands you to make a
less obtuse angle; ride side saddle, if
you can persuade your Bedouin that it
is possible to do so without prejudice
to the camel. Ride how you will and
when you will, but, above all walk,
Npt only Is the sheik himself glad
at your suggestion, but not otherwise
to mount for awhile, but it is a lesson
in graceful riding to watch him
perched up there, heaven knows how,
in some oriental way you have never
dreamed of, and it Is a lesson in courte
sy to mark how nt every turn of the
road he offers to forego his pipe of
peace chibouk and post of comfort
and descend to the sand, leaving you
to incumber his beast of burden."
LUGGAGE IN ENGLAND.
None of It Goes Astray Because the
People Are All Very Honest.
Certain strangers within our gates
have been wondering at our dealing
with passengers' luggage how much
better the system of other countries,
where you get a receipt and when
the bag goes astray the official assures
you it is impossible because there is
the receipt So you go to bed and get
up and dress in your bit of paper.
Our method is insular and on tbe
face of it chaotic. We throw our lug
gage to tbe mercy of some unknown
porter. At the end of tbe journey we
find a sort of lucky tub of portable
property piled on the platform, and
we plunge about and pick out what
we want Tou know the scene a
hundred people who have only to say
"That's mine" to a strange porter in
order to get it
Thus badly stated the system looks
like chaos and the invitation ts a
general scramble for other men's
goods. In practice it works out well,
for every one, from porter to passen
ger, is on his honor, and this is tbe
point luggage in England is safer
than in any other civilized country.
Fulton himself said one day: "Nei
ther M. Desblancs nor I invented the
steamboat If that glory belongs to
any one it is to tbe author of the ex
periments at Lyons of tbe experi
ments made in 1783 on tbe Saone."
Tbe one Fulton bad in mind and to
whom he thus generously rendered tbe
"glory" was the Marquis de Jouffray,
born in 1751, fourteen years before the
year of Fulton's birth. Jouffray's
claim to be regarded as tbe Inventor
of the steamboat stands thus: Ills ves
sel, built in 1783, notwithstanding its
faulty construction, embodied all the
elements essential to success. In It be
anticipated Watts' Invention of n
steam engine having a constant and
unremitting action. Lack of funds
was tbe only thing that stood in tbe
way of his gettng all tbe honors tbat
came later to Robert Fulton. New
The Laugh on Edison.
There aro many stories of Edison.
One of his early childhood is recorded
on the authority of his only sister.
When be was about six years old be
found out that a goose belonging to
tbe family was sitting. Later be saw
the surprising result in a number of
goslings. One day he was missing. lie
was sought everywhere, but no one
could find him until at length bis
father discovered him In the barn
curled up in a nest he bad made and
filled with goose eggs and ben eggs.
He was sitting on tbe eggs and trying
to hatch lhem!-LondonTatler.
If yon want first class photon, call
at tbe Van Winkle studio at once, for
Mr. Van Winkle will leave on tbe 27th
inst. for Idabo, to remain iodefiirely.
He is prepared to do the very finest
work at prices lower than tbe game
class of work can be secored elsewhere.
QUESTION OF REMOVAL NOT EN
TERTAINED AT MEETING
Ffforts Will be Extended in
Raising Balance of Million
The proposal to remove Whitman
college from WalU Walla to "some
other more favorable looation" was
not considered at tbe meeting of tbe
committee from tbe overseers, ap
pointed at tbe June meeting in thut
city, whioh met in Tacoma this week
ostensibly for the purpose of investi
gating tbe finances of the institution
and devising ways and means for its
maintenance and advancement, ao
oording to a dispatch received from
the Sound city.
Bishop F. W. Eeator, chairman,
presided at tbe meeting, whioh was
attended by Thomas Burke of Seattle,
W. B. Ayer of Portland, Rev. James
of North Yakima, President S. B. L.
Penrose and Dean A. W. Hendriok.
After thoroughly considering the
financial condition of tbe college, the
oommittee adopted the following res
olution: Resolved, that the etfoits
of tbe officers of Whitman college te
exerted to tbe completion on or be
fore January I, 1912, of the 11,000,000
endowment fund ol which $600,000
has already been pledged.
In addition to tbis resolution tbe
oommittee prepared a lengthy report
whioh will be submitted to tbe board
of overseers at their meeting iu Walla
Walla next November.
Just what means the oommittee reo-
ommends for raising tbe endowment
will be given in their report, although
the officers of tbe college will begin
an aotive campaign at onoe. Sub
scriptions from wealthy oitizens is the
only method by wbiob this amount
can be raised.
NEW SPORT FOR JUVENILES
Pendleton Boys Take to Roundup
Tbe base ball, tbe bat and tbe pad
ded mitt have been relegated to the
attio by the Pendleton small l.oy and
tbe popular pigskin will not claim
its usual attention at tbis time of the
year, says, the East Oregon iao. In
stead, yonng Ametioa of tbis city has
a new. pastime, born of f.he recent
Ronndup and the lasso witb its run
ning noose is now tbe inling favorite
in kidland. Every boy in Pendleton
who has good red blood in his veins
bas abandoned the old sports for the
new, and every afternoon groups of
these juvenile wild west performers
can be seen in vacant lots, in back
yards and oa streets, practicing witb
Considerable attention was drawn
Saturday aftemoou to a crowd of
boys on Johnson street near Court, eaoh
armed witb a lariat and eaoh trying
to outdo the other in tbe emulation of
tbe fanoy ropers whioh tbey saw at
the Roundup. Among the group were
two oolored boys who bid fair to euo
ceed to the honors now worn by
George Fletcher. Of all tbe embry
ouio cowboys in practioe lust Satur
day none had attained tbe skill and
piofioiency in handling tbe tiata
which tbe youngest of ail displayed.
Be was Cy-Osborue and tbe jvay he
could spin bis rope and throw the
nooses over tbe bead of a running boy
was a revelation to tbe spectators,
tin bas already won tbe title of "Buff
alo" Osborne, from his companions
and may yet be a participant in future
Crop Failures Responsible for Farmers
Giving Up Their Holdings.
R. K. Wiles was in the city Monday
from Morrow county. Mr. Wiles has
a farm near Lexington aud like many
of bis neighbors finds himself in hard
oiroumstanoes as tbe result ot orop
Tbis year be bad in a large aoreage
and after outtiog 100 acres of wheat
wbiob yielded one suok to the acre, be
pulled tbe maobioe fiom tbe field leav
ing tbe balauoe unout. Others in his
looality did not start tbe maobinea to
work. Laok of moisture during last
winter and no rain during tbe spring
and summer mouths made it impossi
ble to grow a orcp.
By aotual count Mr. Wiles says tbat
men witb 260 bead of work horses and
mules passed bis plaoe and watered at
bis spring at tbe oommeaoement of
harvest in tbe Umatilla oouoty wheat
fields, all buund lor tbe harvest fields
to find employment. Some of the men
aocompauying tbe teams held large
land holdings in Morrow oouoty. but
were forced to seek oolside employ
ment in order to seoure means to live
on tbis winter.
Wiles, some years ago pniolased
land in Morrow county from Robert
Coppock of tbis city, and tbis week
in company witb Charles Burnett,
came to Athena on business. He stat-
ed to a Press reporter that present con
ditions in Morrow county would force
many ranohers there to give op their
toldings to seek looations elsewhere
Contractors at Work,
A Pendleton naner snvm Marrtb.
Olesoo & Johnson, contractors who are
to bnild the new branch asvlnm fnr
the state at Pendleton are on the job
and construction operations have start
ed. Excavators have been at work
for some time and Colonel H. G. New
port of Hermiston is making good pro
gress with the construction of the
levee. Mr. Johnson promises that the
work will be pushed tc tbe speediest
possible conclusion aud later expects
to employ about 200 men.
SECTION BRINES $50,000
Hill Place and Sanders Land Change
Ownership this Week.
Two sales of land in this vioinity
this week aggregating a seotion ohoioe
wheat produoing soil, sold for $50,000.
The Hill plaoe north of Athena,
oomprising a half seotion was sold
to Mrs. Dora Lookwood by tbe Hiil
estate, and D. H. Sanders sold a half
seotion to Alex. Molntyre. Each half
seotion brought $25,000.
Both farms are iu a high stato of
cultivation, and produce large yields
of wheat annually. Tbe Hill farm
was purobased from tbe widow and
heirs, and tbe purohase of tbe land
fills out a seotion ranch for Mr. and
Alex. Molntyre. who nurahased tl.e
Sanders plaoe is a yonng farmer wh"
has made flattering' progress in his
calling. Only a couple of years ago he
purobased a raoob. and navins for it.
be bas now added 820 a ores to bis
Mr. and Mrs. Sanders who have a
line bme in Athena, will visit rel
tives aud friends in Snokane and
Portland for some time. Mr. Sanders
has not yet made up his mind what be
will turn bis attention to. in a busi
ness way, but bis Athena friends hope
he will decide to remain In thn nitv
and continue to make their home here.
Standing In Voting Contest at Fix
Gertie Booher -
Bessie Parker -
Mrs. Marion Hausell
Mrs. Clara Douglass
Mrs. Joseph Clemons
Ethel Kidder -Kittv
Mrs Ernest Sbrimpf
Hotter Than He Thought
Tho boy whose business it was to
answer the telephone rushed into tho
room of the senior partner.
"Just got a message saying that your
house was on fire," he said.
"Donr mc!" returned the senior part
ner in a bewildered sort of wny. "I
knew my wife was pretty hot about
something when I loft homo this morn
ing, but I didn't think It was so bad
ns to sot the houso on fire!"
GASOLINE BADLY BURNS TWO
MEN OUT AT MYRICK.
When Engine Explodes Fire
Totally Destroys Chop MU1
and All the Contents.
Harry Myrick and Joe Fields, two
young men of Myriok station, were
severely burned and tbe Myrick ohop-
miu was destroyed by fire Wednesday
forenoon when the gasoline engine in
tbe mill exploded Ihe two men. with
their clothing in a seething mass of
flames, ran to a water trough near tbe
mill and jumped in. thereby auenoh-
ing tbe flames and saving their lives.
Both men are badlv burned, thonch
not thought by attending pbysioians
to be critioally injured.
At tbe time of tbe aooident vonns
Myriok and Fields, who is an em
ploye on tbe Mvriok ranch, were
working In the ohopmill, whioh was
run by a gasoline engine. Tbe engine
blew on. and within an instant both
men were enveloped in flames and tbe
mill was a blazing mass.
Ihe ohopmill contained muoh erain
belonging to Mr. Myriok and to neigh
bors and the mill and contents were
completely destroyed. The loss is es
timated at $4000 aud none of tbe prop
erty was insuied.
GIVE RECEPTIONJO TEACHERS
School Patrons and Citizens Invited to
Lodge Hall Fiday Evening Oct. 6.
A publio reoeptiou will be tendered
the faoulty of the Athena publio
schools on Friday evening. 'Ootober 0.
Ihe function will be held in tbe I.
0. O. F.-K. of P. ball, and the school
patrons and oitizens interested in tbe
welfare of the institution are cordially
invited by the school board to be pres
ent. The purpose of the reception is to
bring tbe patrons of the school and
the faoulty together in an informal
way, with the view that aoquaintano
es may be formed and to discuss mat.
ters of inteiest and pertaining-ttf 'the
A short program suitable to the oo
oasion will be provided and addresses
by Professsor Wiley and members of
the sohool board will be given.
The reoeption will begin at eight
o'olook and tbe school board desires
tbat all who are Interested in the
sohool and who believe in progressive
ednoation shall be present.
Church Social Tonight.
Tbis evening at tbe Christian
ohurob, a publio sooial will be given
to wbioh all are invited. A short
program will be given iu tbe auditor.
urn. and tbe evening passed in socia
bility. Light refreshments will later
be served in tbe Sunday sohool room.
Tbe program follows: Song, by the
ohoir; address by tbe ohairman; song,
Lucille Taylor; pianoforte solo, Zola
Keene;song, Mrs, Meldrum; reoita
tion, Bope MoPherrin; instrumental
From now until Ootober first, with
evrey order of one dozen cabinet pho
tos, we will give a large 8-in.xl0io.
picture atsolutelv free of obarge.
Those takiqg advantage of this offer
will never regret the move as we
guarantee tbe finest and most up-to-date
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 press are
on the inner ends.
Walter A. Wood Spring-Tooth Harrow
the only one with a relief spring on the adjusting bar.
G. W. PROEBSTEL
Hardware Dealer, Weston, Ore. J
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