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ATHENA. UMATILLA COUNTY. OREGON. FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 29. 1912.
;':. OFFICERS J
S. F. WILSON, President, V
H. KOEPKE Vice-President.
F. S. Le GROW Cashier,, -E.
A. ZERBA. Au't Cashier.
S. F. WILSON. .. . ELKOEPKE,
W. S. FERGUSON M. L. WATTS,
F. 9. Le GROW.
MUST NATIONAL BANK
W-,- OF ATHENA ,
, . CAPITAL ANto SURPLUS, $100,000.00 T .
J We extend to pur Depositors every cAccommdation
: t consistent cwith jsound Banking.
THE IA LUMBER CO.
,-A -" Jt it
Lumber, Mill Work and all: Kinds H
PAINTS. OILS AND VARNISHES
Posts jind; Blacksmith coal :-
A. MJohnson, Manager 1
THE ATHENA: IViEATi RflARKET
' ' 1) .'V"- Z, That" Money uy8.''J-.w
Y. fYTj f ; " Our Market is
1 I 'sV'J Clean and Coplj
fjt Insuring -Wholesome Meats. .
P31"' IL MANSFIELD A ;
cli Main Street, Athena, Oregon.;
Willi WWliaMMmsaaMBatMMIilWTOIIiTniW BHIHIPS HIMWBBWWWi""1
8S 'V?. Nri
We sell all the Breakfast Foods, all
the Dinner and Supper Foods, also
, all the Between Meal Foods.
fruits, ; Nuts, Cbotctions
TRY THESE THEY'LL PLEASE !
Puffed Wheat .
Puffed Rice?" ?v
DELL BROTHERS, Athena, Oregon
CATERERS TO THE PUBLIC IN GOOD TH1NG3 TO EAT V
WBMAH WILL RUN
REFUSES TO 1C0MMIT HERSELF
i OM 5AL00H ESTIOM.
tioo ot the kiodneas of Principal Drew
in tendering the use of bit 08 ice for
the aooommodatioo of tbe teachers,
Mrs. Newton Would Stop the
"Scrapping Among Oregon
" City .Councilmen."
"Yes its line," sayt Mrs. Kate
Now ton, of Oregon City, wbo has en
tered the race for mayor of the town.
"It was only a ioke at first, bnt after
oarefol deliberation I bare Dually de
cided to play tbe joke for all it is
worlb. My friends bave urgently re
quested me to inn. however, since the
fuD tegan, and if I am elected I will
ran tbe city od a basis of wbRt is
tight and what is wiong absolutely.
s 'l am. not going to make an aotive
oampaign.'-' The matter is entirely, in
tbe bands of my friends bere, and they
have circulated the petitions. lo
not like tbe methods of the Oregon
City council. Wbo does? There is
too muoh graft bere," she oontinued,
'.'and I believe that I bave baokbone
enongb to run munioipal affairs in
the interests of the whole people,"
: Mrs. Newton, the first woman in
Oregon to ran tot the of floe of mayor,
is one of Oregon City's best known
oitizens. Left a widow 35 years ago,
she was thrown on ber own resonroeg,
and raised a family of three obildren
T-pbildren wbo bave ''made good" in
the world. She is an extensive prop
erty holder, and baa proven herself
ef floient to manage ber . own .affairs
successfully. She is brimf ol of ener
gy and exoutive ability, and is a wo
man of extreme foroe of obaraoter.
Besides. a host of friends and, admir
ers in ber borne town, it is thought
she will ewing a large part ofjhe wo
man's vote at the eleotion ,oext Monr;
day. , Bei opponent is Lynn Jones, a
well known druggist. -,
"I bave always been . an ardent
champion of -votes for women'1 . con
tinued Mrs. Newton. "Why shouldn't
I be? I "have walked into tbe eberibVs
of floe every year for over 80 years and
bande'd over my.share of the govern
ment's 8Dppbrt-rbut tbat was all that
I was allowed to say in the . voice of
the gavernmenr,' ? 5,
'"Will f yon i'eef at home;' in tbe
oounoil?" .Mrs. Newton was asked.
"Well," I- should : say so. ;. I; have
been before the city fatfeera on many
oooasions and have, told them what I
thought of them, top. , There has been
altogether too muoh quibbling among
the members the past year. No har
mony absolutely. Yon mark my
word: If I am elected the. scrapping
will stop once aud for all."
"And the saloon issue?" was.qoer
ied., i,.-; ' ,0 ,
"No. you don't,'.' said Mrs. Newton,
with rare politioal acumen for a wo
man.! "I am not telling my attitude
on the liquor qaeetion. You wait un
til I am elected. There'll te plenty
of lime to discuss the saloon issue. "
It is conceded in Oregon City that
tbe lady has a fair ohance of election.
Lynn jQues, Mrs. Newton's only op
ponent in the raoe,v wbo threatened to
withdraw X from the Beld wbet ao
quainted wtib her oandidaoy for tbe
mayor 8 of floe, says tbat.be will see it
out oowr and believes that be will be
elected. He pays tribute to Mrs,
Newton, and says she is an exoellent
woman, bnt he does not like the idea
of having her tor an oppooeuU .
A LOCAL EAGHERS' INSTITUTE
Interesting meeting of Rural Teachers
in Athena Saturday.
'County Superintendent Welles and
Soboil Supervisor White were in
town Saturday . eonduoting a looal
teaohers'. institute. This is one of a
series of similar gatherings that are
being beld at various points la the
county. They are for the exclusive
benefit of the rural teaohers. . ..
Tbe 'programs are quite informal
and are participated in with consider
able freedom by tbe teaohers in at
tendance. Both Sopt. Welles and
Supervisor White were enthusiastic
in their comments conoerning tbe sno
eesa of tbe meeting . bere, tbe former
stating that be never" witnessed a bet
ter meeting of its kind.
Tbe following teaohers were present:
Isabal Oiay of No. 3, Florenoe Marob
of No. 11. Lillian Downs-Dobson of
No. SO. Principal Anioe Barnes and
Ethel Miller of No. 49, Leota Cannon
of No. 52. Martha Lavadour of No.
94 and Grace Farnam of No. 113.
At tbe forenoon session Supr. Welles
spoke at length giving a comprehen
sive review of tbe phases of tbe prob
lem common to teaohers of tbe coun
try district. In the afternoon various
teachers present led in discussions soob
as: "Ibe Teacher's Relation to Com
pulsory Attendanoe;" "Piotore Stndy
Work;" "8tory Telling;" "The First
Yai in School;" 'The Eighth Grade
Class," etc. While one teacher as
sumed . tbe responsibility of opening
the discussion on eaob topic, all' felt
free to contribute to any theme or
even to launob a new one. Tbe re
sponse was very gratifying to those
having tbe meeting id charge. ,
Mr. White expressed bis appreoia
Progressive School Districts.
Sobpol district No. 8 ia one of the
progressive country distriots acoording
to Supervisor Yeagor, wbo xeoently
made a visit to that section. Tbia
school is situated near the mouth ct
Butter creek about Ave miles south
west of Hermistoo. For over a year
a reading table baa been in use in this
sobool. The direotoia ' appropriate
about eight dollars a year for maga
zines and children's papers. Amoi R
them are: "Tbe Youth's Companion"
"St. Nicholas," "Current Events,"
and several periodicals for tbe smaller
obildreu. Otbor magazines are donat
ed by the teaoher, Mrs. Minnie Bin
kle, who says that the. obildren take a
great interest In the periodicals. They
make a fine addition to tbe school
library. Tbe pupils in ' this sobool
are acquiring a taste foT good reading
aud it is believed that tfcis plan might
be adopted wtib profit ilmany other
distriots. , f 7
: A very successful ba.i' sooial was
recently held in school: ;i:;?riot No.
66, seven miles north oL Pendleton.
Mr. R. 0. Earnb6Vvone, of tbe di
rectors, reports thai SSO.OO was made
clear of. all expenses, A small part
of tbia money is te be used in pur
chasing lamps for the jsobool bouse
and the balance will be expended for
library cooks for the sobool. The
snccea of tbe sooial isdue'in no small
part to the efforta of tbe teacher,
Miss Rae MoCnlley, according to
Notice is hereby given that the
County Superintendent of Umatilla
oopnty, Oregon, will bold the regular
examination for applicants for state
Oertiflcates at Pendleton,'; as follows:
Corflmenoing Wednesday, December
18, 1913, at 9 o'olock a. in. and con
tinuing until Saturday! December 21,
1912. at I oooot p. to. V
i Wedpesday forenoon, Writing, Un
ited States History,, Physiology. :
'Wednesday afternoonV Physioal
geography, Reading, Composition,
Jdetbdds in Reading, Methods Id ; Ar
ithmetic , - ' ' '
Thursday forenoon, Aiitbmetio, His
9dainv8pi!i,a.p.b7.', " .tdUf"'-.
X Tuesday jatterppop, " Grammar, Ge
ography. Amerioan Literature, Phys
ios, Methods in Language. Thesis
for Primary Certificate.
.Friday forenoon. Theory ,and Prac
tice. Orthography, English Literature.
Friday afternoon, SphooLLaw, Bot
pny. Algetra, Civil Ooviibneatr-wn.
; Saturday forenoon, .Geometry, Geol
ogy. . ; . '
; Saturday afternoon General History,
Frank E. Welles,
Superintendent Umatilla County.
' Renewed His Courage. . ''
"Jabe Mathls of the Thirteenth
Georgia was a good soldier," said Gen
eral Longstreet, "but one dny, when
the. Confederates, were retrenting from
the gory field of Gettysburg. Jabe
threw his musket on tbe ground, seat
ed himself by tbe roadside aud ex
claimed with vehemence: Til be dos
goued if 1 walk another step! I'm
broke down. I can't do it.' And Jabe
was the picture of despair.
".'Git up, man, exclaimed the cap
tain. 'Don't you know the Yankees
are following 11s? They'll get yon
"Can't help it,' said Jabe. Tm
done for. I'll not march another stepP
"The Confederates passed along over
the crest of a Jn) and lost sight of
poor, dejected Jabe. Inn moment
there was a fresh rattle of musketry
and a renewed crash of shells. Sud
denly Jnbe. appeared on the crest of
tbe hill, moving with, hurricane swift
ness and followed by n cloud of dust
As he dashed by his captain that offi
" 'Hello, Jabe! Thought you wasn't
going to march any more?'
"Thunderr replied Jabe as be hit
the dust with renewed vigor. 'You
don't call tbia. marching,, do you?"'
Kansas City Star.
" Simplicity of Jenny Ltnd.
Jenny Llnd must have been tbe most
simple, unpretending prima donna that
ever lived. Wbcn she first visited Eng
land she was bound to sing only at the
Royal, Italian Opera House, and when
commanded. to alng at the queen's con
cert, she was obliged to refuse. Very
sorry to be compelled to notify this,
she ordered her. carriage nnd drove
straight to Buckingham palace. She
banded ber card to an official, who, not
unnaturally, declined ta take it. , A
higher authority, happened to pass and
took. It upon himself to present It. As
soon as ber majesty saw it she said.
"Admit ber by all means." . Jenny Llnd
appeared and said simply that she was
to very sorry to be unable to sing, at
ber majesty's concert that she thought
it better to call berselfand explain.
Tbe queen was charmed wltb ber nat
ural manner, gave ber a cordial recep
tion and promised to- be ber friend.
' Battle ef Armageddon.
Readers of the Bible know that the
battle of Armageddon, which In the re
vised Terslon Is Harmsgeddon.'.ls to be
the Inst conflict between the boats of
the Lord and all the powers of dark
ness. It is prophesied in Revelation
xvl. IC. "And be gathered tbein to
gether in a place called In the Hebrew
fongue Armageddon." Tbe name comes
from bar mogiddo, the mountain dis
trict of Megiddotbe mountain land of
Israel. , There : Is where the stars
fought against Eisera. as. narrated in
tbe book of Judges, and where Joslah.
rebellious king of Judnn, wns slain by
Pharaoh, klug of Egypt The "battle
of Armsiceddon" Is used srrnfooHcnl'y
t describe aav creat conflict but tu Its
MRS. r C ON E .JOHNSON.' :
One of the Vice Presidents of the Wcmsn'3 National Wilson and
, Marshall Orgarvrsr.on - !
0 J v
TWO PORTLAND ORGANIZATIONS
BOOSTING FOR HIM.
President-Elect Has Atten-'
tion Directed to Qualification
of Portland Lawyer.
Mrs. Cone Johnson of Tyler, Tex., one of the vice presidents of the
Woman's National Wilson and Marshall .organization ihI president of the
Wilson. and Marshall Worpan's organization In 'IVxna. ' '
original meaning It ' referred to the
final struggle which Is to precede the
millennium, St. Louis Post -Dispatch.
A correspondent of nn Kngllsh paper
tells bow some one visited a wild lteiist
show and saw a countryman come In
bearing unmistakable signs of having,
had n glass too much. A tiger scratch
ed the bock of the hand with which the
man grasped a bar of the cno. The
laceration was severe, and the. twin,
was great. The sufferer danced about
nnd twirled his shlllnlah, crying: "Let
blm out! Let him out till 1 have me
will ov him!" A companion tried to
soothe Ihe irate dancer with this neat
impromptu: "Never mind, Pat. Sure,
he only wanted to scrape acquaintance
wld ye." .-' , .-' '
Whittiers Good Wishes.
A young woman once sat nt a board
ing house table beside a reserved and
awkward country boy whom she de
lighted to tense. When she loft she
asked him to write in her autograph ,
album. The poem' . which John (J.
Wblttler wrote there stands n n
warning to, other younjr ladles that she
who laughs first at a swrnlnly dumb
countryman may be herstlf . luiighi'd at
many years Inter. The quaint couclud
Ing stanza is:
Thy life may nolhlnn vex It. '
Thy years b not a tew.
And at thy final cxll '
Way the devil mla hln rliie
Children of Today.
Modem children are very precocious
A Mount Washington man asked his
little nephew If he knew who Cinder
"Sure!" snld the urchin. "I've seen
"You've seen ber?" gasped his nncle,
in astonishment. .
"Sure I've seen her. She's a charac
ter to a musical comedy." Pittsburgh
Post ' -
Hnsband-Thls cake is very good,
my dear, but it seems to me there
ought to be a little more Wife (in
clear, Icy, incisive tones) That cake
came by mall and was made by your
mother, nusband Yes, as 1 was say
ing, there ought to be a little more
of It " ' ,
Only In a Business Way. ' '
"So Clara rejected the plumber."
"Do you know why?"
"Somebody, told 'ber to be careful
about encouraging him, as he bit tbe
pipe." Baltimore American.
An Oasis With a History.
. In the mountain, range of El Guet
tera, writes Captain A. II. Haywood
la tbo Wide World, I came across that
precious and rare thing in tho desert
a clear spring. Of course these springs
are very few and far between, and
there is a tragic little story attached to
this particular one. A man and his
wife were making their way across the
desert not long ago, and their water
supply ran short. They struggled on,
weak and parched with thirst One by
one their camels died, and at last,
overcome with suffering, tbe woman'
died too. Tbe man dragged himself
painfully onward in the weary search
for water. It was oil in vain, how
ever, nnd at last be, too, gave up tbe
struggle, and, tortured with a burning
thirst, death came upon him and mer
cifully relieved his suffering. Some
one, passing that way soon after,
fotmd hie body, lying barely 100 yards
from tbe little mountain spring of El
Guettera. Little be knew bow close be
trai to his goal, poor fellowl
. Alligator Hunting.
Alligator hunting In Colombia Is an
Industry which furnishes the natives
with considerable sport It is carried
on along the Magdalena river from
December to April and .la July and
August "During tnese ramiess mourns
the streams subside, draining the great
alluvial plains which border the mala
stream. The alligators, which rushed
out on to the inundated flats during
the previous swelling of the river,
crowd back through the " connecting
branches and channels, where the In
dian hunters slaughter them la large
numbers, spearing them and hauling
them out on the banks, where they
ero stunned and then beheaded with
long handled axes.. Rifles are not
used, owinir to the prohibition of the
use of firearms, except shotguns. Hun
dreds of alligators are also left stuck
in the deep slime left by the receding
waters,-ever 'whleh their short legs
will not drag their heavy bodies.
Our Swamp. Land.
Ten acres of swamp or marshy land
in n county can breed enough mos
quitoes, malaria and typhoid to seri
ously affect the health of the entire
county and greatly, lessen tho indus
trial efficiency of tho community. 1 In
the United States are swamp and
marshy lands that aggregate an area
almost ns large as all England, Ireland,
Scotland nnd Wales combined. There
are more than 75,000,000 acres, approx
imately 118,000 square miles. The area
of Great Britain is 121,300 square miles,
Including tho Isle of Man and the
Channel Islands, The swamp area of
the United States is almost as large as
tbe states of Illinois, Indiana and Ohio
cdnibincd. It Is as largo as Now York,
Illinois, Massachusetts and New Jer
sey. Tho crops of these 75,000,000
acres are snakes, frogs, mosquitoes,
fevers and alligators. Only the frogs
and alligators are of any value of any
kind. Technical World. .
Too often the Idea of service is asso
ciated solely with puld servants, al
though seldom so amusingly ns in the
case of a little girl of whom a con
tributor to the English Illustrated Mag
azine tells. She had visited a little
friend whoso family did their own
housework. She had a very good time
and on coming home was telling her
mother nil about it
"But, mother, dear, they do one very
dreadful thing," she concluded. "I sort
of hato to tell you about it, for It is
kind of cruel, and you mightn't let
me go again."
"Tell roe," urged ber mother, in some
"They uso their own grandmother for
a cook," tho little girl replied in a
Letters calling upon Presldent-eleot
Wilson to appoint Joseph N. Teal of
PoiMand, as secretary of tbe interior
aud setting forth his qnaliSoations
havn been forwarded by tbe Greater
Portland Flaiis association and tbe
Portland Association of Credit Men.
Tbe letter from tbe oiedit men calls
attention to tbe faot that Mr. Teal
li the first to receive an indorsement
at their hands. It reads: '
'The name of Mr. J. N. Teal, ae
yon well know, having been suggested
as secretary of the interior, it gives
me pleasure to say that the Portland
Association of Credit Men, represent-
ng 80 per cent of the business of
Portland has unanimously indorsed
Mr, Teal for this important office.
We are striotly a oommeroial organ
ization, and Mr. Teal has been flat
tered to tbe extent of being tbe only
aspirant for an of floe who Las ever
reoeived tbe endorsement of this body.
We feel, however, that tbs action
was merited, since we naturally bave
the dignity of the State of Oregon at
heart, and we earnestly solicit tour
consideration In his behalf." 1
That tbe Greater Portland Plans as
sociation, by reason of its membership,
Is in a position to represent tbe senti
ment of Portland in the matter of Mr.
Teal's appointment Is pointed out in
the following letter: '
"The Greater Pmtland Plans asso
ciation, fcy unanimous vote ot the en
tire membership, at its annual meet
ing on November 80, approved tbe sug
gested appointment by yonr honorable
self, ot M. Joseph N. Teal as secre
tary of tbe ioteilor. The secretary
wa& instmated ta . nnmmnnlnnl nlth
you advising yon of tbe action of the
association, wbiob represents In its
membership over 4000 of the most
publio spirited and representative of
Portland's oitizens, inolnding elected
delegates with power to aot, from eaoh
of the CO other oi via and business
organizations of (bis oity,
"It was felt that Mr. Teal's long
and honoratle record, bis surpassing
publio spirit, bis unusual efficiency
for the aooomplisbiug of matters vital
to publio welfare and bis nnsmirobed
reputation oause him to merit as dees
no other man of tbe Paoiflo ooast, or .
possibly of the nation, this distin
"It is also felt that tbe appoiutment
of Mr. Teal will constitute a most
gratifying recognition ' of Oregon's
support of yourself during tbe reoent
oampaign and a most desirable evl
denoe of your own sympathy with
tbo problems of tbe west, with wbiob
Mr. Teal, because of bis fairness and
lack of prejudioe, is better fitted to
grapple than any one we know.
"We earnestly petition yon, there
fore, to give this matter yonr most
oarefol consideration and if at all pos
sible, your favorable action." '
LESTER SWAGRART AT; REST
In the Same Boat.
The Duke of Leeds before succeed
ing to his title was active In politics.
Once when canvassing he enrao upon
an English shoemaker, whoso vole hn
solicited, "gorry," snld the shoemak
er, "but I'm not going to vote for any
bloomln' aristocrat I can't afford It.,
I've got four children to bring up."
"That's nothing," replied the duke.
"I've got five, nnd they are all girls."
The shoemaker carno up nnd touched
him on the arm. "All right, old chap,"
he said. "You shall have my vote. It
seems to me we ere both In tho same
boat, and we'd better stick together."
Went Him On Bstttr.
"Yes," said the visitor from Pumpln
villc; "you have some pretty tall struc
tures here, but our town erected a
building with more than fl thousand
stories last summer, and"
"A building of more than a thousand
stories!" echoed bis friend "What
brand do you smoke?"
"It's a fact," rejoined the Pumpln
ville native. "I was referring to our
new library." London Tit-Bits.
; Boboy Ain t it runny, mammal
Mamma What, dear? Bobby-Why,
today will be yesterday tomorrow.
Death Came Sunday as Result of Long
Illness With Cancer of Throat. " .
After long months ol suffering from
oaxooma cancer of tbe thtoat, Lester
Swaggart died at his borne lo'. Pendle
ton Snnday at 1 o'ulook p. m. - Funer
al services were held Tuesday after
noon, Interment .taking place in Oloey
cemetery, Pendleton. s
Mr. Swaggart was first afflloted with
tbe disease some two years ago. He
was treated fay leadiug specialists of
tbe ooast and made two trips to ,New
York City for treatment under an ex
Everything that money and loyal
friends and relatives could do was
done for bim to stay the ravages of his
affliotion, hot without avail. Be bore
his trying illness with courageous for
titude. Mr. Swaggart has lived In this
county praotically all bis life. His
boyhood was spent In the vicinity of
Athena, 00 tbe old Swaggart home
stead north of town. Of late years
be bas made bis borne ia Pendleton.
Horace Lester Swaggart was torn
August 1, 1871, and died at the age of
41 years, 3 months and 24 days. He
was married to Ida De Witt in En
gene, Ore., in 1805, and two obildren
were born to tbia onion, Lenore, aged
18, and Lois, 10 years old. Tbe mo
ther died in Pendleton In Jnly, 1007.
. Mr. Swaggart was married again
in November, 1909 to Mrs. Luella
Boyle, and one obild who was born to
tbem in July, 1911. died in May,
1912. He is survived ty his mother,
now living in Pendleton, four brothers
and three sisters George Swaggart
of Heppoer, Ben Swaggart ot Lexing
ton, A. JU Swaggart of Athena.' J, M.
Swaggart of Athena; Mrs. W. F.
Matlock ef Pendleton; Mrs. Wilbur
Keith of Wanoouda, Wash., and Mrs.
C. S. Whet Jet of Pendleton.