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ATHENA , UMATILLA COUNTY. OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY 24. 1912.
S. F. WILSON, President,
H. KOEPKE Vice-President.
F. S. Le GROW, Cashier.
E. A. ZERBA. Aas'L Cashier.
S. F. WILSON, H. KOEPKE,
W. S. FERGUSON M. L. WATTS,
F. S. Le GROW.
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consistent with sound Banking.
The paints we proffer the
public hereabouts have- a
bull dog grip on the situa
tion. That is, they hold fast
hans on, endure, last long,
worth while considering,
because some paints look
pretty for awhile, then fade
blister and fall off.
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Lumber, Mill Work and ail Kinds of
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Posts and Blacksmith coal
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We carry the best
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Our Market is
Clean and Cool
Insuring Wholesome Meats.
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Main Street, Athena, Oregon
A. F. Crusey, Proprietor
All Bakery Products are Fresh Daily. We carry a fine
line of Confections, and serve light Lunches. Soft drinks
and Ice Cream are specialties with us. Give us a call.
NAVAL IJIUl TO
WEST ANNOUNCES PURPOSE TO
CUT USELESS EXPENSE.
Organization, Which I Has
Been In Existance a Year
Costs $1300 Per Month.
Following Governor West's abolish
meat of the offioe of superintendent at
tbe state prison in the Interests of
economy, be now proposes to disband
the state naval militia wbiob is cost
ing the taxpayers of the state 1800 a
"Unless a showing oan be made to
justify its ezistenoe ty friends of the
Oregon Naval Militia, the organiza
tion will be disbanded SO days from
This announcement was made by
Governor West and is tbe seoond obap
ter in bis campaign to trim and abol
ish unnecessary and fruitless expend
itures o taxpayers' money. He gives
assurance that snoceeding ohapte's
will follow with surprising regularity.
. "1 he law creating the organizalion
went into effeot May 20, 1911, and it
has cost tbe taxpayers for 10 months,
June 1, 1911 to April 1, 1912, about
$13,000, an average monthly cost of
about $1300." said tbe governor. "As
tbe bill oreati jg the organization car
ried an appropriation of $25,000, there
is still remaining an unexpended bal-
anoe of about $12,000. This amount
will be saved if the organization is
Tbe naval militia' has been in al
most constant turmoil sinoe its organ
ization,' either over the eleotion of
offioera or tbe oondnot of officers and
the men on the cruiser Boston, whiob
was assigned by the government for
the oae f the mllltla-aod has been in
Portland barber. - . t
Adjutant General Fiuzer, chief ex.
eoutive offloer of the Oregon National
Guard and Naval Militia, is in entire"
accord with the announced polioy of
Governor West to disband the naval
militia at tbe end of 80 days unless
there is in the meantime a big im
provement In the conduot of tbe offio
era and men of the organization,
"I bave known for sometime." said
the adjutant general, "that tbe gov
ernor was serionsly considering dis
banding the naval militia. The or
ganization has been in a turmoil sinoe
it oame into existence one year ago.
Tbe officers have been fighting and
sorapping among themselves and the
men naturally bave little respeot for
the antbority of their superiors. An
other trouble, wbioh has bothered us
all along, was tbe unwillingness of
the oSioers of tbe organization to sub
mit to tbe authority of the naval
hoard. We bave bad trouble in en
forcing discipline in the organization,
tut this condition has improved some
what during the past 60 days. In faot,
the naval militia as a whole is in bet
ter shape than it was a few months
"I am confident that the governor
would like to retain tbe state's naval
organization, but I know that he will
put it ont of business if every man
oonneoted with it doesn't at once turn
over a new leaf and help to put tbe
organization on a muoh higher plane
than it has ever been."
. Mrs. Ralph Smaller Dead.
Mrs. Ralph Smalley died Saturday
evening at Walla Walla after a brief
illness. The cause of death is given as
kidney trouble complicated with heart
failure. Mrs. Smalley was formerly
Miss Elsie Myriok, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. J. S. Myrick of this city.
Tbe family were notified of the daugh
ter s serious oondition Saturday even
ing and left at once for Walla Walla.
Tbe fnneral took place In that city
Monday forenoon at 10 o cloofc.
Walla Walla Union : After spend
ing almost balf a day inspecting differ
ent highways, tbe oouoty commission
ers praotioally deoided the road Walla
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DELL" BROraER "ot 9E5i .,N Athena, Oregon
Walla couhty will tuild from this city
to tbe state line to oonnei-t with tbe
highway Umatilla county is construct
ing to join it will be what is known
as tbe lower Milton mad, a county
road rnoning from tbe Bradsn sohool,
on the McDonald road, almost to the
lower Milton road, and the MoDonald
road from tbe Braden sohool to Walla
Walla. By putting the highway
through the properties of W. L. Rus
sell and G. Hanson for a quarter of a
mile to the lower road, a water grade
oan be bad ana tbe stretob from this
city to Milton and Freewater will be
one of the finest pieoes of road in tbe
northwest. .The thoroughfare will be
Brown Is Captain.
When the direotors of the Walla
Walla base ball club in the Tri-State
league met Tuesday to ont the salary
list down to $1200 a month, White,
who baa been oaptaining the team
from tbe benob, was released and R.
T. Brown, captain of the Athena
pnnnant winners of last season, was
given charge of the team. White is
with tbe LaGiande team. The change
is one that has been favored by' Walla
Walla fans ever siuoe Brown joined
the team. Brown will probably do the
receiving behind tbe plate with John
eon i for hh change oatober. Boise
is playing at Walla Walla this week
and LaGrande at. Pendleton.
Two Places Found in Pine Creek Where
Salmon and Trout Cannot Cross.
Edgar Averill and G. I. LaDow.
deputy game and fish wardens, were
in tbe oity Tuesday and went out to
Pine creek to investigate tbe causes
for fish not asoending that stream.
They went out in Claud Steen's big
Franklin automobile, acoompanied by
Mr. Steen, Heury Barrett and Marion
Tbe prinoipal obstruction encount
ered was a fall 9 feet bigb. The fall
is caused by a baok-wasb of soil and
the only remedy to boost the fish up
stream is to build a raceway around
tbe falls. The raoeway would entail
considerable expense and whether tbe
expenditure would be justifiable, de
pen del on whether there is a suffici
ent number of fish entering the stream
from tbe Walla Walla river. Further
investigation will be made by the war
dens before this faot oan be established.
There is another fall on tbe Wash
ington side and Mr. Averill has taken
the matter up with the Walla
Walla Englers' association, with tbe
result that a fish ladder bas been estab
Tbe fall examined by Mr. Averill
and party disolosed a disoouraging
state of affairs. Tbe flood waters bave
tackwasbed the soil to the extent that
no permanent work oan be done in es
tablishing a flab ladder, and to give
tbe fish passage over tbe obstruction
would necessitate tbe oonstruotion of a
flshway around for a distanoe of about
160 feet. To keep tbe soil from fur
ther cutting away and injuring two
irrigation ditohes direotly above the
obstruction, a flume has been built to
oarry tbe water over tbe bank. Ibe
water runs through this and drops
nine or ten feet into a deep hole in
tbe creek bed, making it utterly im
possible for fish to pass upstream.
CHANGED HIS "M1N0.
Hf Wat Awful 8trong, but Ho Took
Dielike to Boxing.
Talking of the padded mitt and its
practitioners, some one remembered a
story of Tom O'Rourke when he was
managing that black warrior, Joe Wol
cott Every now and then some green
horn would happen along and beg to
be tried out It-afforded Mr. O'Rourke
and Mr. Wolcott a great deal of inno
cent pleasure to try tuem out plenty.
On one occasion a large walnut color
ed man came, hat In hand, to O'Rourke.
"Ah'm most powerful desperlt, Mr.
O'Rourke," said he, "an strong! My.
my, Ah'm that strong1 Ah'm jes' natch
ally afraid to leave mahself go. Ab
want you to match me to fight wiv
O'Rourke said that would be easily
done If the caller was as good a fight
er as be believed himself to be. But
he'd have to be tried out first The
stranger said he was willing, and
O'Rourke called Wolcott "Take this
man out in the gym," said be, "and
try him out"
The pair fiddled and fenced about
for awhile. Then Wolcott got bis
chance, whanged that right hand over,
and the stranger bounced three times
before be came to rest. By and by he
waked up to find O'Rourke bending
over bint. "Mebbe Ab'd make a pret
ty good wrestler, Mr, O'Rourke," said
be hopefully. Cincinnati Times-Star.
Cold Blooded Man.
"Man is tbe coldest blooded animal
there is," said a well known doctor.
"Man's low temperature," the doctor
went on, "Is responsible for more than
half his ailments. Your normal tem
perature Is degrees F. It Is only
when you bave a bad temperature
that. you get as warm as any of the
lower animals that Is to say, when
you are in a high fever, with a tem
perature of 102, you are at the normal
heat of the cat, tbe dog, the ox, the
rat, and so on. In the coolest of seas
tbe porpoise is' never cooler than 100
degrees. The bat the rabbit tbe
guinea pig, the bare and the elephant
likewise are all coot at 100 degrees.
The hen bas tbe highest temperature
of all the lower creatures, and It Is a
good deal wanner, too, when a chicken.
Its temperature then Is as high as 111,
but age and experience cool its blood
by 3 degrees." New York Globe.
THE LfflOF COLD
Absolute Zero and the Way It Is
Defined by Science.
POINT' OF MOLECULAR DEATH
At 459.4 Degress Below the Fahrenheit
and 273 Degrees Below the Centi
grade Zero There Is No Heat, No En
ergy and No Motion Within Matter.
Few people have any definite idea
of the meaning of absolute zero.
When temperatures or degrees of heat
are mentioned it Is natural for most
people to think of these degrees as
given on the household or Fahrenheit
scale, with its freezing point at 32 de
grees and Its boiling point at 212.
The space on the Fahrenheit thermom
eter below the freezing point of water
is divided into thirty-two equal spaces
down to zero. The other thermome
ter scale In common use Is the centi
grade scale, with Its boiling point at
100 degrees and Its freezing point at
zero. The zero points on these two
scales are not the zero of absolute
temperature or absolute zero, but are
only two relative points.
Temperature as used and spoken of
In ordinary practice Is only relative
and Is measured In reference to two
points the boiling and freezing points
of water at sea level. But science
and scientific Investigation requires
another scale for its measurements,
which has a theoretically correct zero
point. This scale is called the abso
lute scale, with Its zero point 273 de
grees below the zero of the centigrade
scale and 459.4 degrees below tnat of
the Fahrenheit zero. This Is whnfjs
grade m!m - ,
creased to 274 cubic Inches, uud If
heated to 2 degrees Its volume will
be 275 cubic Inches. Likewise, If the
original volume be cooled 1 degree be
low the freezing point of water Its
volume will be decreased by one cubic
Inch and become 272 cubic Inches.
For every additional decrease of 1
degree tho volume will contract one
two-hundred and seventy-third port of
what It was to begin with, so that, If
the cooling Is carried far enough, It Is
easy to see that at 273 degrees below
the freezing point of water the volume
will become nothing.
The volume of n gns Is due to the
real volume of Its Individual particles,
together with the rolunie of tho spaces
between these particles. At ordinary
temperatures thoso particles are In
swift motion. But for every degree
of cooling this motion Is slackened,
and the paths of vibration become
shorter. This motion continues down
to 273 degrees below the centlgrado
zero, where the motion has entirely
ceased and the paths of the particles
are infinitely short. Of courso the gas
under consideration at 273 degrees
will have a volume due to tho sum of
the volume occupied by the molecular
This 273 degrees then Is the abso
lute zero. It is the point of molecular
death. No heat Is there, no energy
and consequently no motion. Matter
at this point Is entirely motionless
within Itself. .
The thermometer scales of the world
should be based on It as the logical
starting point The freezing point of
water, which Is zero on the centigrade
scale, referred to tho absoluto scale Is
273 degrees, while tho freezing point
of 32 on tbe Fahrenheit scale is 450.4
degrees on It. The ordinary tempera
ture of a room Is about CS degrees F.,
or 527.4 degrees on tbe absolute scale.
On the same scale summer beat is
about C58 degrees F.
The zero of absolute temperature
has nearly been reached in the prepa
ration of solid hydrogen gas and liquid
helium. Tho temperature of liquid
helium (one of tbe rarest of gases) Is
only about 4 degrees above absoluto
zero, so that the Individual particles
of liquid helium have almost become
motionless. Probably In tbe near
neighborhood of absolute zero this gas,
which Is tho only one that has not
been solidified, will become solid and
represent matter In its state of molec
ular death.- W. 0. Dumas In Chicago
The Longest Novel.
The "Story of tbe Eight Dogs" Is the
longest novel that bas ever been pub
lished, Fortunately, perhaps. It is
written In Japanese, so no one will set
himself tbe task of reading it It con
tains 100 volumes, several hundred
characters and numerous dogs, all of
which are successfully disposed of by
the time tbe last chapter Is reached.
Just Imagine reading through that
one book tbdt would last a lifetime!
Tbe world's great men have not com
monly been great scholars nor Its
great scholars great men.-Holmes.
: AN ARMY OF PECCAfilEST
Fierce Fighters Are These Tusked Wild
Pigs of South America.
The peccaries of South America are
formidable because they attacked their
enemies in large bodies and with great
vigor and bravery. The method and
skill of their charges suggest that they
are led by chiefs skillful enough In
predatory , warfare to direct the sur
rounding and destruction of a powerful
- The object to be stormed Is surround
ed In silence by a circle of hundreds of
peccaries. At a given signal a simul
taneous snapping of teeth occurs,
which is followed by a converging rush
toward the center. The largest and
strongest reach tbe front first, and the
smallest and weakest bring up In the
rear. Those in front are pushed on by
tbe mass in the rear, so that the enemy
Is constantly confronted by a rank of
foes, no matter how many he may
An American engineer while survey
ing a Brazilian forest for a railway
route encountered a herd of peccaries
one night and with difficulty drove
them off. nia experience affords an
illustration of tho bravery of these
wild pigs. '
One day ho and his party came upon
a morass, the furrowed ground, trod
den grass, turbid pools and pigsty
odor of which indicated that it was the
headquarters of all the peccaries in the
vicinity. But not a pig was to be Been.
: Tbe camp was fortified. Ip tbe night
there came an alarm. Suddenly from
all around- rose tbe sound of simulta
neous snapping of teeth, and then
came tho charge of hundreds of black
animals rushing toward tho fort
Guns were discharged, and the occu
pants reached down and slashed with
their knives at the swarming pigs be
low. .-Numbers of these were cut down
the men in the fort, but others, im
jd by those in the rear, threw them
ks forward, ripping and slashing
1 tbelr sharp tusks...
idenly the attack censed. The an
t had silently withdrawn. Then
rat a moment's warning save the
- of teeth came another wild
re, and the tight was renewed,
l tbe pigs drew off, and again they
red the battle. Seven times they
ed during the night, and not until
eak was the last grunt heard.
ASTE OF SUPPLIES.
slnete Problem and the Way One
Factory 8olved It.
one manufacturing plant the su-
tendent found that bis men were
jss with supplies. lie decided
too much material was kept on
in the shop. Mechanics found it
an easier matter to throw away slight
ly damaged or spoiled work and begin
on U new pleco than to take precau
tlons In turning out their work, re
marks a writer In Business. He there
fore devised a stores order which made
every foreman responsible for raw mn
terial issued to his department New
material could not bo hnd from the
general store except on requisition, and
the general store would honor no requl
sltlon unless It was O. K.'d by tbe fore
man. These lists were kept on file and
totaled at the end of ench month to en
able the superintendent to make com
parisons. This put the foreman on his guard
not to nil out a requisition for some
thing which ho did not absolutely need,
and tho first six months after adopting
this rule expenses In one department
alone were cut nearly 20 per cent with
out sacrificing efficiency. Tbe foreman
also claimed thnt it bad a tendency to
develop bis men into more skilled me
chanics because they were under tho
necessity of accounting for the work
they spoiled in machining.
Great Britain, It Is said, can, with
out fear of contradiction, claim the
honor of having originated the post
mark. Tbo first one, which was used
in London as long ago as 1000, was
a very simple affair, consisting of a
small circle divided Into two parts.
In tho top portion were two letters
indicating tbe month, while In the
lower half the day of tbo month was
shown. No endeavor was made to. de
note the year, and It Is only by tho
dates of the letters on which the mark
is Impressed tbat It Is possible to fix
the date of Its use.-London Standard.
Tl ID Mill
LEADERS IN OHIO
HARMON WILL CONTROL STATE
Roosevelt's Decisive Support
Was General Througout the
Home State ofTaft.
' According to returns on band from
approximately 4500 of the 5192 pre
oinots in the state, Colonel Roosevelt's
delegates to the national convention
carried Ohio's primaries by a plurality
It does not seem possible that final
results will ohange the number of del
egates for either side by more than one
or two. The best figures obtainable
show tbat Roosevelt has S3 of the 42
distriot delegates and tbat President
Taft has 10. Although late returns
of the deniooratio presidential prefer
ence primary vote gave Woodrow Wil
son a fighting obanoe for "one or two
delegates, tbe New Jersey governor's
exaot standing will not be known for
several days, when belated rural re
turns have been proonred.
Governor Harmon is assured of a
complete delegation of 48 dolegatea
in the Baltimore convention. His
lead now gives him ooutrol of the state
deniooratio convention wbioh will se
lect six delegates at large. It also is
said tbe convention will provide for
tbo unit role wbioh will force tbe
Wilson delegates eeleotad by diskiots
to vote for Harmon.
The delegates-at-large situation in
the reputlioan party will not be
known or settled until Jone 8, when
tbe state republican convention is
An analysis of the recapitulated
Roosevelt vote shows that the Roose
velt strength was not confined to any
particular Beotion of tbe state or par
ticular class of oitizens. He carried
mining and industrial sections, suoh
as the Hooking Valley as well as some
of tbe oldest and moat conservative
Venus is both a morning and evening
star because she always accompanies
tbe sun, never receding from him be
yond certain limits, while the rest of
the planets, with tbo exception of Mer
cury, are seen at all possible angular
distances from the sun. When Venus
is to tbe west of the sun she rises be
fore him and is a morning star, but
when she is to tbe east of tbe sun she
rises after blm and is an evening star.
"Ah," cried the count gallantly as ho
bent low before the American beauty,
! would I was ze glove upon your
"You may act in that capacity,
count" he replied graciously. "I nev
er wear a glove more than once, and
then I give it to my mnld'-IIarper's.
Two Unpleaeant Habit.
"Isn't it 'orrible tbe way 'Obbes drops
"No more 'orrld than the way he
drops 'Is vowels. I've got alf a dozen
of 'Is IOU'sf-London Mall.
Opinion of Him.
BIobbt-Docs young Dr. Squills know
much about medicine? Slobbs Well, 1
should eny tbat whnt he doesn't know
about medicine would Oil r. mcrgue.
IN THE ALFALOOSA PATCH
Iloldman Scores When Cow and Alfalfa
Growth Interfere With Ball.
Eleven to three was tbe soore in the
Holdman-Athena game in this city
Saturday afternoon, with tbe Cubs on
tbe long end of the score-getting.
Holdman was retired - in one, two,
three order until tbe ninth, when with
Dudley tiring and a couple of foozles
in the Held, two scores were registered.
Tbe other run oame in tbe fourth in
ning wben a Iloldman batter binged
out a olout into short right field. And
while Walker was herding a miloh
oow out of bis way to field tbo ball,
the snheroid became seoreted io tbe
alfaloosa" patoh and remained hid
den witbin 80 feet of tbe first sack
nntil tbe runner raoed home with a
Tbe Cubs opened tbe doin's in tbe
first and scored four. Singles and
two baggers aoaumulated on tbe Hold-
man twirler with successive regularity
and he was substituted in the second
by Bannister, who held Athena off
for a few innings, although be was not
effective in tbe pinobes. Pell and was
particularly aggressive with the bat
and stung ont a borne run, clouting 1
the ball over the left field fenoe. Al
exander and Sanders also wielded the
wuiuw u proper siHgHB oi me Bessiou
wbiob netted runs. , ,
Iloldman exhibited a nifty reoeiver
beblud tbe bat, who had a Danny
Shea wing wbiob bad the effect of!
oheoking base pilfeiiog. Dudley and
Sanders weie the batter? for tbe Cubs.
Dudley showed considerable of bis old
time form and ooly in tbe last inning
did tbe visitors take kindly to bis t
Tbe Cubs booked op' with La Salle
at Walla Walla Sunday, and oame
out of an interesting scrimmage on tbe
short end of a 0 to 3 score. Jonas, tbe
17 year old lad who pitched for Li
Salle, allowed but five bits and struck
out 17 batsmen.
Pavne Won at Corvallis.
Flovd Payne, Athena's long distance .
runner won tbe mile raoe at Corvallis '
Saturday, participating in tbe inter
sobolastio traok meet. In the mile
events the Athena boy was an easy
winner, with Lafky, Salem, second;
Hyde, Baker, third. Time 4 minutes
88 4-0 seconds. The eooros of the state
meet tesulted in favor of tbe following
schools: Colombia, 83; La Grande,
17; Pendleton 13; Salem, 9; Vancou
ver, 9; Lioooln 8; Corvallis, 8; Baker,
7; Athens, C; Dayton, 5; Eugene. 5;
Marsh Qeld, 8; Grass Valley, 3; Jono
tionCity, 2; Wallowa, 2; Lafayette.
1; New berg, 1.
A pnfclio recital, given by (he pu
pils of the Royal College of Porpora,
under tbe tutorage of Professor U. O.
Blakilee, was given in bis studio last
Friday evening. Splendid vooal and
instrumental seleotions were given by
tbe advanced students, and marked
progress was noted in tbe work of the
beginners. This will te tbe last of tbe
recitals notil after tbe heated term is
over, wben they will be resumed.