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ATTIENA. UMATILLA COUNTY. OREGON. FRIDAY.. DECEMBER 6. 1912.
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JP.. WILSON, President
H. KOEPKB Vice-President.
F. S. Le G30W, Cashier,
E. A. ZEHBA. Ass't Cashier.
S. F. WILSON, IL KOEPKE,
W. S. FERGUSON M. L. WAITS,
- F. S. Le GROW.
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PIRST NATIONAL BANK
CAPITAL" AND SURPLUS. $100,000.00 ,
We extend to our Depositors every cAccommdation
. consistent with sound Banking, .
THE TUM-LUr.T LUMBER CO.
Lumber Mill.'. Work 'and all Kinds of
'' PAINTS, OILS AND VARjflSnES
Posts and Blacksmith coal
A.. M. Johnsbn,;Manager
THE ATHEflA MEAT MARKET
We carry the best
That Money Buys
Our Market is
Clean and Cool ,
Insuring Wholesome Meats. .
D. II. MANSFIELD
Main Street; Athena, Oregon
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A Merry Christmas
If we are to have the pleasure of assisting you in getting
up that exceptionally fine
You will be justified in inviting Santa Claus hinwslf. He
is a great Champion of Quality.
TRY THESETHEY'LL PLEASE !
a good assortment of Candy C& Nuts
DELL BROTHERS, Athena, Oregon
CATERERS TO THE PUBLIC IN GOOD THING3 TO EAT
HE RATE MEASURE
SAY THAT RULE IS IMPOSSIBLE
Hill Will Bring Suit1 Against
Constitutionality of Bill Car
ried in Recent Election
The railroads of Oregon, Jed by the
Bill lines, will fight io doited States
oonit the enforcement of the Medford
freight rate bill. The Oregon Electrto
will enter Bait in federal oonrt imme- I
diately to bave the law declared in,-v
valid beoanae "impossible of observ,
anoe." i " " . .-'
' The present freight tariffs will be
continued although under the new
law the railroads are liable for a fine
of f 100 for each carload shipped in
violation thereof. This violation dates
teohnioaliy, from 7 p. m. November 5,
when the polls closed.
The contest of the freight rate bill
is the first against any measure passed
at the last eleotion. The Bill lines
are taking . the lead of other roads in ;
protest beoausethe tariff: which wis
submitted to govern freight carrying
on the extension to Engene of the
Oregon . Eleotrio was returned by the
railioad commission because it was
not in conformity with the new law.
. The tariff , submitted to govern
rates on the new line is on the same
basis as is and has been in" force on
the Southern Pacific, Technically,
all lines that have not oon formed their
tariffs to the Medford freight rate bill
are equally violating the law., The
bill was - numbered 858-359 on .the
official ballot and -was adopted by a
vote of , 58.899 ; affirmative to.4i,7J9
r That the damage to shippers an
carriers would be mnoh greater than
fine of $100 per oar . i! the new la
should be sustained is asserted by Wil
bur . E. Coman, general freight nd
passenger agent of .the Bill - lines i in
Uregon. ; The : operation of the law,
says Mr. Coman, would te revolution
ary. 'Bneioess could not be carried
on nnder it. When it is considered
that the fine of $100 on every oar of
freight carried on every Oregon line
would quickly amount to a great buid,
the hostility of railroads and shippers
is understood the better in oontrast. ;
Rate experts do not come forward
with explanations or defense of the
law.- Generally they term it "weird"
legislation,; and say its terms are
Boarcely capable of explanation.
The attitude of the Bill lines was
stated by Mr. Coman after 'a con
ference with the system's attorney.
"The Oregon Eleotrio Railway com
pany believes that the initiative act
nnder wbiob the commission refused
to reoeive the proposed tariff is utterly
Impossible to comply with. This is
the opinion generally of all the , car
riers and none of the raihoads of the
state has as yet changed existing rates.
To comply with the new law would
revolutionize rates and make suoh tre
mendous and. radical changes as to pnt
industries out of business everywhere
and create a condition of oonfnsion
unparalleled in the history of the
state. The Oregon Eleotrio company
and the other carriers in the state,
believing that the aot is impossible
of performance and therefore invalid,
are prooeeding at onoe to initiate suits
in the courts witQ the idea of having
the law judicially deolared invalid.".'
Knights of Pythias Entertain.
, Friday night in their castle hall,
the local lodge of K. of P. entertained
their families and iriends in their
own time honored manner. A splen
did program was opened with music
by Johnson's orchestra, and consisted
of addresses by Will M. Peterson of
Pendleton. Rev. D. M. Belmiok of
this city, J. B.'Qwinn and G. W
Bradley of Pendleton ; reoitations by
Misses Zola Keen, Evangeline Fix and
Savannah Smith, and vooal solos br
Misses Anna Soil and Merna DePeatt
with Miss Kittie Ubolaon as aooom
papist, both or whom responded to a
hearty encore. The aadienoe was
also favored with an instrumental
solo ty Miss Lillian Anderson of Walla
Walla. After completion of the pro
gram, a tanquet was served in the
spacious dining room, where aboot
200 quests partook of their hospital
ity. After the banqnet, dancing was
indulged In by the young people to the
mnsio furnished by the Johnson or
chestra.' .. .:, - , ,
Cancels Notary Rights.
On the ground that he is unfit to act
a notary public, Governor West
has canceled the notarial commission
of W. J. Woods of Huntington, and
bad notified Woods' bondsmen of this
aotion. Woods is the man the gover
nor forced to resign from the off ioe of
justice of the peace at the time the
governor invaded Buntintgon and
personally led a vioe cleanup crusade.
At that time, the governor said
Woods was not a proper person to
hold any office, but at the last election
the people of Huntington reelected
Woods justice of the peace, and the
governor has given notice that ha will
suspend all sentences and remit all
fine that may be imposed by Woods
if be takes offioe again.
TRADE f HOI
Sow olassily arrangeorwitu as hiu....,
display of watohes and jewelry.
A splendid effect is noted in B. N.
Hawks' window in which is displayed
the popular Parisian Ivory novelties,
metal and glass articles, all suitatle
for handsome Christmas gifts.
. Dell. Brothei s, . caterers in good
things to eat have a neat display of
vegetables, nuts and canoed goods.
A splendid line of furs and dress
goods is on display at Mosgroves, . end
the crooerv department shows the
new crop of nuts- and red cheeked
apples. "' " " '
- A splendid 'assortment of toys and
gent's furnishings is arranged in . the
Golden Rnle windows. : -
; 0, A. Barrett & vo. display at floe
assortment of oarving eets and alum
inum ware. '
FOLLOWS HER SON IN DEATH
Mtb. Mary A. Swajrsart, Pioneer Ladv
Well Known in This Vicinity.
Just one week after the summons of
death bad called her son Lester, . Mts.
Mary A. Swaggait died at her home
in Pendleton Monday morning. The
funeral held Wednesday afternoon
from the M. E. ohuroh in Pendleton
was attended by a large number of
friends and acquaintances. Mrs.
Swaggart for many years made ber
home at the farm north of this city,
wbeie Mr. and Mrs. J. . M. Swaggart
now reside. Monday's East Oregon
ian contained the following:,
Though Mrs. Swaggart bad been
feeble for some time beoaose of her
age and had been suffering lately from
injuries sustained two weeks ago in a
fall it was not thought she was ser
iously low and death came unexpect
edly. It is probable that ber son's
death a week ago hastened ber own
; Mary Adeline Barper was born in
Banoook county, Illinois, Ootober 28,
1829, and was thus 83 years of age at
ber death. Ber father, George Bar
per, bore the distinction of baring
been a soboolmate of the martyrtd
president, Abraham Linooln. On June
24. 1817, at her home in. Illinois, she
was married to Nelson . Swaggart and
six years later with him crossed the
plains by ox team to Oregon,, settling
in Lane ooonty upon a donation claim
and remaining there until 1878 when
tbey came to Umatilla oonnty and
nommenoed farming and stookraising
two and a-balf miles north of Atbeoa.
There tbey remained until twelve
years ago when Mr. Swaggart retired
from aotive life and moved to Pendle
ton. Ber husband died io Pendleton
six years ago.
Mrs. Swaggart was the mother of
fourteen children, seven of whom
still survive ber as follows: George
Swaggart of Beppner, Ben Swaggart
of Lexington. A. JL and J. M. Swag
gart of Athena, Mis. W. F. Matlock
and Mrs. GY S. Wheeler of Pendleton
and Mrs. Wilbur Keith of Wanoona,
Washington. One brother older than
herself. William Barper, resides near
Deceased had been a member of the
Methodist enured since 1853 and was
oountcd a woman of sterling worth.
Despite the fact that she had a large
family of her own for wbiob to care,
for many years she acted as a mid
wife and traveled many miles with
ber own baby in her lap to car for
patients in confinement cases. She
bad made a host of irleads during her
Ml fe-,- ...,r-
LOSES RIGHTS Oil
REPUBLICANS . FALL TO .THIRD
PLACE OH BALLOT.
G. O. P. Ranks on Ticket In
Oregon Hereafter Above So-
cialists and Prohibitionists.
forty years' residenoe in Umatilla
county who will be grieved to learn of
Guardian Is Appointed.
Carl S. Wheeler has been appointed,
tba guaidian of Lenore und Lois Swag
gart, aged 13 and 10 years respective
ly. The property left to them is es
timated to be worth about $2,500 af
ter the estate is fully settled up and
consists of lots tn Pendleton and Port
land. .' The will will he filed for pro
bate af ter the depositions of the wit
nesses are taken.. It waa drawn while
Mi. Swaggart was living in Portland
and the witnesses are all in that city,
says the Live Wire.
For the next four . years . at least,
there will be no Republican election
olerks and judges in Oregon. This
announcement was made by Deputy
City Auditor 0. F. Wiegand of Port
land after be had examined the state
eleotion laws preliminary to sending a
notification to the city council to ap
point offioials for city primary and
general elections next year, says , the
Journal. - .
According to the particular seotion
of the state law governing the appoint
ment of eleotion officials these must be
selected from members of the two po
litical parties "that . oast the ' two
highest number of votes for, presideu-,
tial eleotora at the last preceding pres
idential eleotion, and nu more than
two judges and two olerks on any onn
election board shall be members of
the same politioal party."
At the coming primary eleotion next
May, therefore,, ouly Demoorats and
Progressives will be inoloded on the
eleotion boards. There will be two
Democratic judges and two Democrat
ic clerks and one Progressive judge
and one Progressive clerk on each
board of six.
Furthermore the Democrats ' will
have first plaoe on the ballot and the
Progressives will have eeoond plaoe.
The Republican candidates will bave
to be content with third plaoe, juBt
ahead of the Prohibitionists and So
cialists. Suoh is the strange turn ot
affairs brought about by the, great
split in the G. O. P. ty Theodore
Roosevelt and the resultant asoend
anoy of the party of Thomas Jefferson.
Buy Walla Walla Store.
Fix & Radtke bave purchased the
dry goods department ot the Chioago
Store at Walla Walla, and are now in
possesion of the Btook, whioh . will te
removed to Alder street. The new
store will be oalled the ''Leader."
An inspection of our splendid stock of Holiday" goods
will convince you of the truth of our contention, for
your own judgment of selection of presents will tell
you that our stock comprises the dependable kind-the
kind that spells "yur money's worth," for every cent
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B. N. HAWKS, The Rexall Store, ATHENA, ORE.
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