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ATHENA. UMATILLA COUNTY. OREGON. FRIDAY. APRIL 25. 1913.
Inspect Our Splendid Line of
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BU I Lb I N(3 MATERIAL
PAINTS, OILS AND VARNISHES
Posts and Blacksmith coal
A. M. Johnson, Manager
THE ATHEM IViEAT MARKET
We carry the best
That Money Buys
Our Market is
Clean and Cool
Insuring Wholesome Meats.
D. n. MANSFIELD
Main Street, Athena, Oregon
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Spot Every Time
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To go to Every Time for Groceries
TRY THESE THEY'LL PLEASE !
DELL BROTHERS, Athena, Oregon
. CATERERS TO THE PUBLIC IN GOOD THING3 TO EAT
ITS SPRAY III
FINDS DISEASED TREES IN THIS
PART OF COUNTY.
Campbell To See That Hor
ticultural Law Is Observed
By Fruit Growers.
S. J. Campbell, county fruit in
spector, was in Atbeoa and vicinity
last week, on an inspection toar of the
orchards. Be found evidenoes of fire
blight and antbracknose ou many of
Mr. Campbell will return soon on
another inspection trip, with the ob
ject of seeing that all orobaids are
prayed and cleaned up. The in
"Ibis is the proper time for spray
ing with lime-sulphui spray and every
one is expected to spray. This is le
quired by the horticultural law of the
state, amended seot ion 4185 of the
codes and statutes of Oregon.
"Umatilla county has as tine wheat
and fruit land as can be found, and
its owners should be proud of it and
come to the front with an up-to-date
effort, and have as clean orohaids as
can be found anywhere. It can be
done, and must be done.
"Every publio spirited man should
stand by the horticultural law, for
it will do muoh in accomplishing this
work, and the inspector can hasten
the work. '
"fire blight is one of the worst
pests we find to oontend with. It is
fouud on any part of the tree, and
when fonnd on the branohes, the
affected part should be cut off and
burned. The branch should be cut
back at least a foot baok of the dis
eased part. When on the tody of the
tree or limb, the diseased part should
be cleaned by outting off the bark as
far as the sap shows a dark, bruised
oolor, and the wood thoroughly sorap
ed and disinfeoted bv putting on a
strong solution of corrosive sublimate
water j about 8 tablets to one pint of
"Antbracknose ia a disease affecting
the fruit and also the tree of the ap
ple, pear, and quince The tree ap
pears somewhat like it does when
attacked with Are blight and affeoted
parts should be scraped out and spray
ed thoroughly with lime-sulphur
spray. I find this disease very prom
inent in the orchards on Wild Horse,
Iboru Hollow and Eagle Hollow, and
also the fruit trees of Athena and
Weston, Fire blight has made its
appear anoe in all sections of the
WILLIAMSON CASE DISMISSED
Prosecution Initiated By , Heney of
Land Frauds Fame.
Criminal proseontion initiated by
the federal government during tbe
Heney trials of land fraud oases, wbiob
bag been banging over tbe head of ex
Congressman John N. Williamson, of
Frineville, for eight years, was lifted
when United States Attorney E. A.
Jobuson appeared before Jndge Wo!
verton and moved the dismissal of tbe
Williamson was couvioted in tbe
federal court in Portland on tbe tbird
trial in 1905, of having paid sundry
individuals to take up land claims and
then deed them to biin for a consid
eration. Tbe United States supreme
couit reversed tbe decision of tbe
Oregon distriot on the ground that
Williamson bad always bought tbe
land after tbe first entry had been
made. By a ruling of tbe department
of the interior the purchase of this
land before tbe final entry was made
was a criminal action, but tbe su
preme oourt ruled that there was no
authority in tbe statutes for sucb a
statement. Sinoe that time, 1905, no
thing has befen done in the case, but
the charge has bnng over tbe ex-congressman's
bead in tbe United States
distiiot oourt to furnish an example to
others. U. S. Attorney Johnson said
that be did not tbink anything ooold
te gained by Bucb methods and tbat
further it was unjust to leave a man
tbe government never intends to pros
ecute nnder acooaation.
Pendleton Youth a Suicide.
George Swartbont, a young man of
Pendleton, committed suioide at Pasoo
some time during Saturday night by
shooting himself through tbe bead
witb a revolver. He bad been firing
on tbe Northern Pacific, and no cause
is known for tbe suioide,' wbiob took
place near tbe Pasco end of tbe Nor
thern Paoiflo bridge. Tbe body was
taken to Pendleton for burial.
Pilot Book will be tbe soene of tbe
aouual county farmers' pionio this
year, that city having been ebotteo by
tbe delegates present at tbe quarterly
convention, wbiob convened ia Milton
last Saturday. Tbe date will be Sat
urday, Hay 31.
Women in Exciting Accident.
A special to tbe East Oregonian from
Gibbon savs: Airs. Albert Baker met
witb qcite an exciting, accident lat
week"wbile she and Mrs. Add Griggs
were returniug to the forest ranger's
station above Bingham Springs. They
had been down to tbe Jobn Thomp
son ranoh to spend the day. While
there the river began to rise and on
their return where they bad to ford
above Bingham it bad beoome so bigb
that it was impossible for her saddle
horse to withstand the current. He
fell, throwing Mrs. Baker and her lit
tle three-year-old son, whom ehe was
carrying in her arms, from him.'
While still hanging to the horse with
one hand her babe in tbe other, the
horse longed, throwing her nearer
shore. By that time Mrs. Griggs
waded out to ber and led them safely
to shore. Mrs. Baker is the forest
60LD MEDAL PRIZE OFFERED
U. S. Department of Agriculture Offers
Opportunity to Boys and Girls.
A gold medal to the sohool boy or
girl between the ages of 10 and 15
who writes tbe best composition, not
to exoeed 800 words, oj tbe repair
and maintenance of earth roads, ie to
be awardod ny Logan Waller Page,
Direotor, Office of Poblio Roads, Un
ited States Department of Agriculture,
Washington, D. C. All compositions
must te submitted to Mr. Page before
May 15, 1913, and tbe medal will be
awarded as soon thereafter as tbe com
positions can be graded. Tbe compo
sition may be baseil on knowledge
gained from books or other sources,
but no quotations should be made.
After many years ' experience in
dealing with tbe publio road situation
of the oountry, it is Mr. Page's belief
tbat ignorance of tbe snbjeot of repair
and maintenance of roads is as muob
tbe causa of their bad oondition as any
other one faotor. It is expeoted tbat
tbe competition will tiing about a
better understanding of tbe subject of
repair and maintenance in the rural
Many children living in the rural
distriots have experienced tbe disad
vantages of roads made impassable
through a laok of proper maintenanoe
and it 1b expeoted that tbeir interest
in the competition will stimulate
greater interest among tbe parents.
Bad roads have prevented many chil
dren from obtaining a proper educa
tion and have even prevented doctors
from reaching tbe side of rural pa
tients in time to save their lives.
Any child between the ages men
tioned, attending a oountry sohool,
may compete. Only one side of tbe
paper must be written on; eaoh page
should te numbered; the name, age
abd address of the writer, and tbe
name andlooation of the sohool wbiob
he or she is atteuding must te plainly
written at tbe tup of the first page.
Tbe announcement of the competition
has been sent to tbe snperintendenta
of sohools in tbe rural disrtiots. No
further information oau be obtained
from tbe Office of Publio Roads. Ibis
announcement should be plain to
everyone, and all children will thus
start on a basis of equality.
JOHN DAY MJING SWEDE
Dan O'Shea Is Reported to Have
Struck it Rich.
According tc a dispatoh from John
Day a feverish gold stampede has jnst
been started by a strike on Canyon
mountain, made by an old-time pros
pector, Dan O'Shea. O'Sbea made bis
strike more than a weeK ago but suo
oeeded in keeping it secret for several
days. Wbn the news finally leaked
ont there was an immediate rosb. It
is rumored O'Sbea baa taken ont be
tween 2500 and $3000. One pan, it
is said, yielded him $200. ,
Canyon mountain is now covered
witb prospectors, both male and fe
male, of every age, and with all kinds
of equipment. They are prospeoting
ell'around tbe O'Sbea claim and some
of tbe more ourious ones even tried to
open a few holes on tbe O'Sbea claim.
As a resnll of tbis, be has been guard
lug his claim witb a gun and refuses
to permit anyone on it.
For many years tbis was perhaps
the richest plaoer mining district in
tbe state and one of- tbe riohest on
tbe coast. However, for years now
active mining operations, at least on a
large soale, have been abandoned, al
though it was known tbat free gold
A Splendid Entertainment.
Owing to an oversight, mention was
not made in tbe Press last week of tbe
entertainment given in tbe opera boose
by tbe primary grades, under tbe di
rection of Miss Laura Bruoe. Tbe
entertainment was a complete suooees,
and was enjoyed by a large audience.
Tbe little folks showed excellent train
ing, and did great credit to tbeir
teaoher. Tbe adaptations from "Mo
ther Goose" were especially good,
aod eaob song, recitation and drill
deserved special mention. Miss Bruoe
received many compliments on ber
thorough work witb tbe youngsters.
The Track Meet.
Everytbiog is in proper condition
for tbe annual sohool track meet at
the City Park, tomorrow' afternoon,
Tbe track is in flue shape and tbe en
tries for the different events will
prove to bi hotly contested. Tbe
athletes of tbe Athens High school
and tbe grades, also have been in dili
gent prentice for several weeks, with
tbe avowed intention of winning tbe
cop tbis year.
Eber Luna bas returned from a vifit
to bis brother Ira, at Peak, Ore.
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CHAMBERLAIN H&ALS RESOLU
TION ON TREATIES.
"Too Many Anglomaniacs in
This Country Coming to Sup
port of British View."
After giving much thought to tbe
subjeot, and discussing it witb various
senators, inoludiog O'Gornian of New
York, who is in sympathy witb it,
Senator Chamberlain intrcduoed a
joint resolution to abrogate the Hay
Ponoefote and Cloyton-Bulwer treaties.
President Wilson was asked about
Senator Chamberlain's intentions at
bis weekly oonferenoe witb the news
paper correspondents, but he said he
bad not given the matter any consid
eration. The British embassy was
greatly exoited over the resolution and
secured an early oopy of it.' Senator
Chamberlain said: !
"If Anglomaniacs in' tbfc country
are continually to plead the cause of
Great Btiitain as agaiust the Amer
ican side of tbe .question, I believe it
is time that, they ? should he given
something to. .tbink and talk about.
At the same time I am pretty certain
tbe American people also will , have
something to think and talk about.
"It is very easy for us of the Paoiflo
coast to see the influences at the bot
tom of tbis whole British protest,"
continued Chamberlain. "There nev
er would have been anything beard
of snob a protest had it not been for
oertain trunk line roads, wbiob have
enlisted our transcontinental railroads
in tbeir behalf.
"We have bad too many Anglo
maniacs in this oountry coming to tbe
snpport of the Biitish view, If we
yield ou one phase of tbe case we shall
be called upon to yield on others.
England says so, frankly. It we ac
cede to British demands regarding our
right to exempt our coastwise ships,
then Great Britain will protest that
provisions whioh prohibit the use of
tbe canal to railroad owned steam
ships. This is of equal importanoe to
the oountry as it is through tbis pro
hibition tbat we will control our own
"With that proviso taken from tbe
canal act, steamships of tbe Canadian
railroads will sail through the oanal
from Atlantio ports to Victoria and
absolutely dictate what the rates of
tbe railroads will be. The community
of icterest between Amerioan and
Canadian railroads will indioate ex
actly what sort of diotation that
"It is high time for an illuminating
discussion of this whole question, The
pro-British side has been too long be
fore tbe people unchallenged."
On the Hamilton ranoh. south of
Pendleton, one of the hired men waa
plowing, says the East Oregonian,
when the eight mules he was driving,
began to sink into tbe soil, despite
tbeir efforts to get on to solid ground.
Tbe driver leaped from his seat and
made bis way witb all speed to the
house, wbiob was some distance away.
There he seoured a team and other as
sistance and hurried baok to tbe field
but by the time of his arrival, tbe
mules had sunk half way into the
mire. One by one they were pulled
out witb tbe team but by tbe time tbe
eighth was reaobed, it had been com
pletely swallowed and was dead from
suffooation when drawn out.
IDS SHICUWR OF'77
Dead After a Long Illness, At the Ripe
Age of 81 Years, 5 Months, 19 Days.
After many months of suffering
from a disease inourable at his age,
Amos Shiok, pioneer, civil war vet
eran and esteemed oftizen, died at his
home in tbis city Saturday, April 19
1913, at the ripe age of 81 years, five
months and 19 days. He is survived
by his wife, one son, Arthur, and one
daughter, Mrs. Z. F. Lookwood.
Funeral services where oondnoted at
tbe home Sunday afteruoon by A.
Mackenzie Meldrum, pastor of tbe
Amos Shiok was born in Pennsyl
vania, October 31, 1831. At 25 years
of age he emigrated to Minnesota, and
a few years later went to Nebraska
where he resided for 18 years. He
served in Co. A, 2nd Nebraska caval
ry, for fourteen months in tbe civil
He was united in marriage with
Maitha J. Bender, November 2, 1857,
and to them were torn nine ohildren,
seven of whom have preoeded the
father to the grave.
Iu 1877, Mr. Shiok bomesteaded a
farm northwest of Athena, and resid
ed there until moving to town some
years "go. He was a man of sterling
obaiaoter, and was highly respeoted
by all who knew him. He had been
a member of the Christian oburoh for
REPORT IS MADE
Oil TARIFF BILL
TRUSTS THRIVED UNDER PAYNE
Figures Given Showing En
ormous Increase In the Ex
. pense of Living.
Fourteen demooratio members of the
ways and means committee, framing
the Underwood tariff bill, have sub
mitted a report to tbe house. Tbe re
port denounced the Payne till, alleg
ing the trusts and monopolies thrived
under the republioan government. It
estimates the Bnnual receipts of tbe
Underwood bill will aggregate nine
hundred and twenty-six million dol
lars and tbe expenses of tbe govern
ment cine hundred and ninety-four
million and seventy-nine thousand
They estimate tbe income tax will
bring in revenues of seventy million,
whioh will more than overoome tbe
deficit oaused ty a reduotion in tariff
In the report, statistics of the in
creased cost of living are given. It
deolared tbe oost of all produota in
creased forty-six and seven-tenths per
cent sinoe 1897. SpeoiOo inoreases are
mentioned, among them farm pro
duota, ninety-three and two tenths.
Greatest inoreases are specified on laid
at a hundred and eighty fonr per cent
and mess pork a hundred and twenty
two per oeot.
The report says in part: "Tbe tar
iff situation has beoome intolerable.
The expeotatlon of redress was blasted
by the tariff aot of 1909. Tbis mea
sure, if anything, has made conditions
worse. It brought no real reduotion.
These deplorable conditions in tbe
present eooncmio system are direotly
assignable to congress."
Aoousing ber husbaud, Frank Reed,
of drnnkenness and cruel and iubnman
treatment Carolina Reed of Adams has
filed a suit for divorce. Homer I.
Watts of tbis city, is her attorney.
Theoouple have three obildren-, one a
minor of wbioh tbe plaintiff asks tbe
custody, and for full title to oertain
land wbiob she alleges belongs to her.
$25.00 Suits now $18.75
$17.00 Suits now $11:95
Each and everyone of these garments
is the latest expression of all that is
new and fashionable. We quality? and
workmanship is high standard. ' -
The Jackets fasten with from one to four buttons in both straight and ''cutaway
fronts and have the broad tailored revere now so much in vogue.
The Skirts show a great variety" of modes, plain two-piece effects, panel backs
with wide pleat in front, slight drapings and low cluster pleats. , ;
The Fabrics are those now considered as being absolutely" correct by fashion
experts, such as tan, grey and navy Bedford cords, Sheppard checks, English whip
cords and a great variety of fancy Scotch mixtures of such fine quality that you'll
wonder at the exceptional values, $11.95 and $18.75.
- We at all times carry a full line of riding skirts, made full width with patch
pocket. Corduroy" riding skirts, $9.95. Heavy khaki riding shirts, $4.25. Medium
weight riding skirts $2.75. All lengths and waist measures. By parcels post, prepaid.
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