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cATHENA. ORE.. FEB. 16 1912
with euob a elope is oot exposed so
diieotly to the rays of the son, loses
less moisture from evaporation and is
less likely to suffer from hot winds.
. Looal interest iu the industrial
movement of the sobool ohildren was
evidenoed in a meeting held in this
oity Tuesday evening at whioh P. K.
Welles, oonnty school superintendent,
was the ptinoipal speaker. Tbis in
dustrial movement pertaining princi
pally to agriculture, is sweeping the
state with intensive interest, one
county superintendent stating that
4000 sohool ohildren from bis oonnty
alone will have exhibits. Prizes to
taling thousands of dollars have al
ready teen offered to the children of
- Oregon for industrial exhibits at the
state and county fairs and sobool
fairs. State Superintendent of Schools
Alderman, cooperating with the coun
ty superintendents, the State Fair
Association, the Portland Commercial
Clnb, the Oregon Development Leaaue.
tbe State Bankers' Association, and
tbe extension division of tbe Oregon
Agrionltnrol College, will organize
and conduct contests in corn growing,
poultry raising, manual training, do
mestio soionoe. potato crowing and
other iudostrial work, and every oliild
in tbe state will have opportunity
to compete for the prize. The State
Fair association bas agreed to furnish
$1,100 in cash prizes for sobool exhib
its, and promises of other prizes
cmonnting to $3000. have also been
made, while other interest? which will
donttles9 contribute have not yet
Leon approached. The commercial
ulubs all over the state will posh tbe
work, aud a committee on agricul
tural edu'-alion from tbe Bankers'
Association las agreed to raise at
kast $1,800 to assist io tbe work.
Feats of Archery.
Ia the days when the buffalo was
found in vast herds on the western
plains there were Indians wbo, while
riding at a gallop, could send an arrow
through a buffalo's body. Remarkable
as this archery was, yet it did not
equal that reached by the archers of
ancient times. It i3 of record tbat the
MacRaes of Galrlock, Scotland, were
such skillful archers that tbey could
hit a man at tbe distance of COO yards.
In 1704 the Turkish ambassador at
London shot an arrow, in a field near
that capital, 415 yards against tbe
wind and 4S2 yards with the wind.
Tho secretary of tbe ambassador, on
hearing the expressions of surprise
from tbe English gentlemen present,
said the sultan had shot COO yards.
This was the greatest performance of
modern days, but a pillar, standing
on a plain near Constantinople, record
ed shots ranging up to 800 yards. Sir
Robert AInslle, British ambassador to
tho sublime port, records that in 1798
he was present when the sultan shot
an arrow 072 yards. New York Press.
mals said to be immune are the pig
and the hedgehog. The experiments
of British naturalists show that an
animal of tho dormouse family must
be added to tho list of the immune.
This animal is known as tbe lerot aud
is said to fight fiercely with vipers.
Large doses of viper's poison were In
jected into one lerot, from which in
jection no ill effects followed. On one
occasion a lerot was bitten badly in
the eye by a viper, and no signs of
poisoning occurred. There can, it is
I thought, be no doubt that the lerot is
immune to snake poison.
Washington dispatches of last week
indicate tbat tbe railroads are to get
another Supreme Court judge at the
bands of President Taft. Tbe partic
ular individual this time is Judge
Ilook, whoso strong-arm judiolal work
for oorpotalion interests in the lower
courts naturally enough oommends
him to tbe corporation President for
promotion. From different directions
come testimonials to Judge Hook's
fitness, from tbe corporation point of
view. One of his exploits was in tbe
Oklahoma railroad ra'e case, in which
as a Federal judgo be granted an ic
juuotiou against the State in behalf of
railroads. In order to arrive at a
oonoloHion as to tbe reasonableness of
rates, be took tbe average assessed
valuation par mile, added 25 per oout
in order lo show a capital value largo
enoagh to explain bis iujnuotiou
against tbe reduction of rates required
by tho Slato law. The value of ore
railroad which without proof he fixed
at 04 ,000 a mile has piuoe Icon re
potted by the road itself to have cost
only $31,000. Other minis costing
less than $30,000 a mile, rolling stock
inoluded, were valued by Jurigd Hook
at approximately $30,000 a mile Hlill
another performance of this interest
ing Federal judge in tbe Okluhoma
oases was the bundling together of
the earnings of two nods, one of
Whioh was making between !1 and 4
ler cent on L ia valuation, aud tbe
other between 7 and 8. As the own
erg of the less ptotltatle road owned
the corporation that owmd t'io more
profltable oue, uud as the aggregate
not earnings of the two were Um (bun
0 per cent under the rate luw, Judge
Ilook grouted uu injunction Bguinst
the oufcroemout of that luw iu respcol
rf Loth roads, this notwithstanding
t'jat they wore operated as veil as
owned by separate oouipuuleg distinct
ly offioered, unci that ouch had brought
it own suit for the iujnuotiou sep
arately from the other.
Mark Twain's German Coffee.
German ' coffee must have given
Mark Twain a pain, Judging from the
following recipe which he gave for its
Take a barrel of water and bring it
to a boll; rub a chicory berry against
a coffee berry, then convey the former
into the water. Continue the boiling
and evaporation until the intensity of
tho flavor and nroma of the coffee nnd
chicory have been diminished to
proper degree; then set aside to cool
Now unharness the remains of a once
cow from tho plow, insert them In
hydraulic press, and, when you shall
have acquired a teaspoonful of that
palo blue juice which a German super
stition regards ns milk, modify the
malignity of its strength In a bucket
of tepid water and bring up the break'
fast Mix the beverage in a cold
cup, partake with moderation, and
keep a wet rag around your head to
guard against over excitement
In a garden n dog was eating a piece
of moat In the presence of four covet
ous crows. They evidently said a great
deal to one another on the subject, and
now nnd then one of them tried to pull
the meat away from the dog, which
he naturally resented. At last a big,
strong crow succeeded in tearing off a
piece, with which he returned to the
tree where the others congregated. A
long powwow now ensued, which end
ed in nil four crows flying down to the
dog, the leading crow dexterously drop
ping the small piece of meat within
reach of his mouth. ' The dog immedi
ately snapped at It, unwisely letting go
the big piece, which was seized by two
crows nnd carried to tbe tree, where it
was devoured with much fluttering
and hilarity, while the cheated dog
walked away with every appearance
of discomfiture. St. Louis Globe Democrat.
Gold Beaters' Skin.
A cheap substitute is much desired
for goldbeaters' skin, which Is prepar
ed from tho outside membrane of the
large Intestine of the ox. It is said
that goldbeaters first tried paper for
Inclosing the metal, and mulberry
fiber paper is still used In China nnd
Japan, but animal parchment bas been
mostly employed for two or three cen
turies at least. While a thinner leaf
can be beaten out between paper
parchment sheets, It is damaged by
adhesion. A special German paper is
coated with isinglass or albumen, and
paper parchment of some kind is much
used in the first stages, but goldbeat
ers finish their product between gold
beaters' skins, still pounding an ounce
of gold Into 200 square inches of leaf.
New York Tribune.
S. F. Sbarp
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Special attention given to all
calib, both night and day.
Calls promptly answered. Office on Third
Street. Athena Oreijor
G. S. NEWSOM, M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Calls answered promptly night or day".
DR. J. E. SHARP,
Office in Morris Building, Athena, Ore.
Hours, 9 to 12 and 1 to 5.
DR. VV. G. nUGIIES,
Office in Postoffice Buildin Athena Ore.
Hours, 9 to 12 and 1 to 5.
History Repeats Itself.
''Can't say that the world is getting
a bit smarter," asserted gran'pa. "My
grandson asks me the same silly ques
Hons that his father asked at his age."
A Notorious English Spendthrift.
Among tbe customers at Long's, tho
famous hotel in Bond street, was tho
last Mnrquls of Hastings, the most
notorious of mid-Victorian spendthrifts.
Hastings, according to one who knew
him well, "gambled so that not even
the Bank of England, backed by the
Rothschilds, with the mines of tho
Transvaal as additional supports, could
have withstood the strain."
Yet even he protested at Long's when
charged 2s. Cd. for a whisky nnd soda.
Tho proprietor declared that this had
always been the charge. "About time
It was altered, then," retorted the mar
quis. Just before his death Hastings
remarked to n friend: "I've made a
pretty hash of my lifo. About all tho
good I've ever done was to bring down
tho price of a whisky and soda at
Long's." London Express.
The holdout tiee "grail" that has
been palled off in nloug time i being
woiked by a liuuoh of get rich quick
ubaps la several eastern states. '1'hoy
are selliug cyanide uf potassium, a
deadly pobou, at several dollttts a
pound to be ustd iu vacoiuntiug lives
for tho enre or proveutiou of tbe
disoases from which they may be
suffering. This or any other dope in
jected beueatb the bark of trea can
have not tbe slightest effect in curing
or pteveutiux tree ills, and so far as
doing any good is couoerned, snoh
dope might just as well be put iu a
nolo in the grouud.
The concensus of opioiou of tbote
wbo have bad expeimuce iu dry fann
ing is tbut land tdopiug to the uottb
or northeast is best suited to tbe pur
pose. This is due to Lo luut tbat laud
Henley and Stevenson.
W. E. Henley once met Robert Louis
Stevenson and found his friend dis
tressed because he was not n Voltaire
or a Dumas, though he bad an equip
ment which ought to have made blm
their peer. Stevenson put bis "failure"
down to tho weakness of hfa lungs.
"Perhaps you are right. Louis." said
Henley. "I've always felt tbat If 1 had
not ben a blwd cripple I could have
taken the earth in my band end hurled
It Into the sua."
"I declare," said Mm. Cumrox after
making a round of milt, "all these
butlers must have umpired ImspbaU
"No; polite, tut positive. TLey seem
to have got Into the habit of tsaylng
everybody is out." Washington Star.
The Judgo Then you acknowledge
having robbed tbe safe. Were you
assisted by any ouet
"No, indeed, yer honor. I've bin in
tho perfeshun for nineteen year, an' I
nlu't never collaborated with nobody."
Jutt a Shade.
"I como of a very old family.
nave a family ghost"
"We have two."
"I guess that gives you a shade the
best of it"-Washington Herald.
A Sure Cure.
"Doctor, I have for years bten ad
dicted to walking In my sleep. Is
there any euro for meT"
"Yes. Adopt a baby." Chicago Rec
no Oh, but you mustn't blame me
for my ancestors, you know.
She I don't. I blame them for you.
The Lerot and the Snake.
Every one has heard of the remarka
ble combats of tho Indian mongoose
with venomous aunkea, in which little
rlkkl tlltkl tavt comes off victor. Tho
fact that the mongoose invariably sur
vives has led to tho suggestlou that It
U iinu'iiu" lo fuuke iwisoit. .Other aid-
Wise books for half the truths they
hold are honored tombs. George Eliot
NOTICE OF FINAL ACCOUNT.
In tbe County Court of tbe State of
Oregon, for Umatilla County.
In tbe Matter of tbe Estate of James
S. Henry, Deceased.
Notice is hereby given to all per
sons whom it may concern tbat Eliza
beth Henry, ezecutiix of tbe last will
and testament of James S. Henry,
deoeased, bas Bled ber final account
and report in the administration of
said estate; tbat tbe County Jndge,
by order duly made and entered, bas
appointed Monday, tbe 18th day of
Marob. A. D. 1912, at ten o'olook
in tbe forenoon, as the time, and. tbe
County Courthouse of Umatilla Coun
ty, Oregon, as tbe place, wbere all
objections and exceptions to tbe said
final aooount and report will be beard
nd tbe settlement thereof made.
Dated this the 16th day of Febru
ary, A. D. , 1012.
Peterson & Wilson, Executrix.
Attorneys for Exeoutrix.
F. E. Crittenden,
PETERSON & WILSON
Athena, Oregon. - Pendleton, Oregon
Homer I. Watts
C. W. LASSEN. M. D. V.
Official Stock Inspector. Graduate McKUlip
veunary college, unicago
Phone Main 87, PENDLETON, OKKGO.Y
Veterinary Surgeon & Dentist
1ST. NICHOLS HOTEL!
J. E. FROOME, prop.
i Onlv First. rlnss lintel in
t the Citv.
THE ST. NICHOLS
la the only one yfiaX can accommodate
commercial travelers. .
Can beioeomended tor its clean and
well ventilated rooms. ".
Cob. Maik and Third, Athena, Or. "4
At Greatly Reduced Prices,
of accumulated assortments
from the seasons big selling
We've thrown the searchlight of investigation into the nooks and corners, be
hind counters and on top of shelves and discovered a surprisingly large lot of odds and
ends, broken lines, remnants and' so on. These goods are far from worhless or useless
for they are chiefly left overs from this seasons stocks.
There are not enough of any kind however to make them really worth while
for us to keep in stock and bother with, from our standpoint; so we've picked them
out and assembled them on big bargain tables and placed little prices on them that
they,U be sure to find new owners quickly.
S. G. WHITE LEGHORNS
Eggs for Hatching, $2.50 per
setting of 15. A few choice
Leghorn Cockerels for &ale at
bottom prices, if taken now.
Do Von Want a Position
All schools ore not alike, ond especially In
helping student to a pomi Ion. Do not
overlook thin point.
PENDLETON BUSINESS COLLEGE
cunnotsupply the calls received for Btcnog
rn pliers anil bookkeepers and bus several
Km id xinitIonn in view.
NuulenU from other biiHlnens college are
attending tlila hcIiooI. Wlmt does thin provcT
That we give the lK-t. Nothing else would
KullHly us. Nothing else should satisfy you.
Kookkecplng, MburthHnd aud Typewriting
nnd all husines subject practically and
thoroughly taught. lA-clureson commercial
law by a practicing uttorncy. Iay and eve
ning clasw. Kchool opens eplemher b, 1911.
Di-n't wult. Iwlde now. For particulars
write, or phone l)ln-K 1Hl.
M. L. CLANCY. B. A., Prln.
Foley's Kidney Cure
makes kidneys ond bladder rizhL
My New Samples
have arrive from
Mark G. Harris
Iligh class materials in I in
ported and Domestic Weaves.
Suits made to order from $12
up. Satisfaction and fit guar
an teed. Cleaning and press
ing onshort notice.
B. II. MILLIKEN, :: Athena.
For the Best Work
HENRY KEENE, Agent.
( ! nan ..CTtfd
cA. J. Parker
Cls - Ho 4mrm
and l'-ta -data
realize the importance of
sowing their grain at the
proper depth; but this can
not be accomplished with
the drills as they are found
on the marUtt today. The
accompanying cut shows
an attachment for the .hoe
drill which overcomes this
The Akers Hoe attachment regulates the depth of
sowing, packs the soil around the grain and insures the
groin to be perfectly covered. They are manufactured
and sold by the
PENDLETON IRON WORKS, Pendleton, Oregon.
Now You ' Are Invito
to Come, look Around and Rummage
Among the hundreds of extraordinary bargains you'll probably find dozens of the very
things you need and want at this moment. Whatever you find and take you'll get at
a mere fraction of its real intrinsic worth.
Sale will commence Monday, February 5th, and run for one week, closing Sat
urday evening February 10. This is one occasion where it will pay to be an "Early
Bird." We will not attempt to enumerate prices here. There'll be new items each
day. Bargains tnat actually mean savings to you.
Where it pays to trade. ' Save your trading stamps.
FOR HUilAH OR AMfftlAL FLESH
A remedy tha Is equally efficacious In hoallnpr tho wounds, sores, spiUdq
or other ailments of the flesh of man or beact.
A healing remedy to effectively meet the needs rf animal flesh need not be o. harsh, strong mixture,
too drastic for tho human body; Ballard's Snow Liniment Is proof of this. It ranks with the best of the
flesh healir.fr remedies designed for man; and It Is equally as prompt in curing the wounds and flesh
diseases common among1 animals. Owners of blooded horses prefer ft to any other liniment because It
leaves no disfiguring scars in any of the minor accidents or ailments. It heals by a mild power to
which the flesh of horses responds readily.
It Is of prrcat value in healing harness galls, barbed wire cuts, wounds, festering sore3 and many
other ailments to which horsps are subject. In the relief of human suffering, it has done a world of
good, particularly in casing 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, chill
blains, ivy poisoning, there ia nothing better on earth. -
Put Up in Three Sizes, 25c, 50c and $1.00 per Bottle.
JAMES F. BALLARD
ST. LOUIS, MO.
For Diaeaaca or Allmenta of the Eyea, Stephen T.jc Salve an Effective Remedy, it Easea Pain and
USote And ReoommendeoBvEZ!
aft t.n.f n
BYRON N. HAWKS.
t'y'S m.''','"w' ,",.11 "'".f "m"" PmW'wmh nfcrfMiuttM.au .
iller's furniture Gives Satisfaction