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ATHENA. UMATILLA COUNTY. OREGON, FRIDAY. JULY 11. 1913.
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Main Street, Athena, Oregon
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CATERERS TO THE PUBLIC IN GOOD THINGS TO EAT
AFTER SOUTHERN OCEAN SPECTERS.
FARMERS UNION MEET WITH
Inland Empire Affected By
Proposed Reductions Made
At Walla Walla.
A reduotion in freight rates on
wheat from the Inland Empire to St.
Lonis, Mo., and points in Teunessee
that will open op the southern market
to northwestern growers was disouesed
by representatives of the Farmers'
Edaoational and Cooperative nnion
and traffio officials of northwestern
railroads, at a oonferenoe held at the
Coenr d'Alene hotel in Spokane Tues
day. After the oonfeienoe President
L. 0. Crow of the Washington Farm
ers' onion and Secretary A. D. Cross
annonnoed themselves as oertain that
a favorable rednotion will bd made.'
Prospects for a rednotion were ad
mitted by railway officials although
no definite figure oonld be suggested as
it was said southern railways that
would participate in tte transporta
tion have still to te consulted. This
consultation will take plaoe July 23
at Chicago and a basis of division of
the rate will then be decided npon if
The farmers, lacking data npon
whioh to ask a redaction, were re
inforoed by John 0. Lawrenoe, for
merly ohairman of the state publio
aervioe commission of Washington,
who is a farmer himself, althongb not
a member of the nnion, but no definite
rednotion was asked and tLe oonfer
enoe finally adjourned without ooming
to any conclusion further than to
delve into the question at future con
ferenoes. Following the Chicago meet
ing the northwestern railways will
again meet with trie farmers and,
equipped with the views of the south
ern roads, will then endeavor to fix a
i ate. .
The project in view is the opening
op of a new market to northwestern
wheat. The soft wheat supplies of
the big milling oenters at Nashville,
Chattanooga, Knoxville, and other
cities is Tennessee have been rapidly
dwindling in reoent years, and the
hard wheat .raised nearer them is en
tirely unsuited to their purpose. The
demand is for the soft wheats snob as
fortyfold, and the club varieties raisod
in Washington, whioh are wanted for
flour and also as a component in the
materials nsed in bleaohing cotton.
Under the joint rates now in force
it oosts 75 1-9 cents per 100 pounds, 42
cents a bnsbel to tranport wheat from
the Inland Empire points to St. Lonis,
pins local rates beyond that point to
the mills of Tennessee, where it is said
from 10,000,000 to 15,000,000 bushels
annually could be used. So scarce
was suitable wheat last year in the
markets hitherto drawn npon by the
mills, that it is said tbey paid the
almoEt prohibitive freight rates and
took wheat from southern Idaho.
Slated for Ballot.
A copy of a petition to initiate a
measure for the abolishment of capital
punishment has been submitted to
Secretary of State Oloott by the anti
oapital punishment crusaders, whose
headquarters are with the Universal
Auto-metria league In the Selling
Hirsch building, Portland. Secretary
Olcott will prescribe a. proper form
for the petition, whioh, it is under
stood, will be put in circulation immediately.
CURIOUS ACACIA TREE.
It Get Peevish and Ugly and Odorout
In Idaho there exists a species of the
acacia tree which la entitled to be
classed as one of the wonders of plant
life. "When full grown It closes its
leaves together in coils each day at
sunset and curls its twigs to the shape
When the tree has thus settled itself
for the night's sleep it la said that If
touched It will flutter as If agitated
or Impatient at the disturbance. The
oftener, It is averred, the foliage is
molested the more violent will become
the shaking of the branches. Finally,
it Is further alleged. If the shaking Is
contlnned the tree will at length emit
a nauseating odor quite sufficient to
Induce a headache In the case of the
person disturbing the tree.
In Idaho it is called the "angry tree.'
and it Is said that It was discovered by
men who on making camp for the nlgbt
placed one end of a canvas covering
over one of the sensitive bushes, nsing
It for a support. Immediately the tree
began to jerk Its branches sharply.
The motion continued with Increasing
"nervousness" until at last came a
sickening odor that drove the tired
campers to a more friendly location.
The time will most surely come when
the sun wilt have ceased to throw oU
light and heat Long before that hap
pens, however, the earth and other
planets will have become "dead
worlds," like the moon no life of any
sort npon them. It has t-een calculat
ed that the nn will cease to throw out
Its heat somewhere about T.'nWW
tears from now-New York American
Phantom Craft That Are Said to
Haunt the High Seas.
A CURIOUS ENGLISH RECORD.
The Log of the Warship Bacchante
Under Date of July 11, 1831, Bears
the Entry, "Flying Dutchman Cross
ed Our Bows" The Goblin Ship.
There are numerous legends and sto
ries of ghostly vessels that roam the
briny deep, and many hard headed
mariners, free from the common su
perstition of the ordinary snllorman,
stoutly maintain that they have at
least once in their maritime career en
countered what was undoubtedly a
Best known of those mysterious
craft that haunt the high seas is, of
course, the famous Flying Dutchman,
or phantom ship of Vnnderdecken.
How the story originated Is doubtful,
but it has been ascertained that there
was a seaman of repute who many
years ago sailed from Holland to the
east via the Cape of Good Hope, but
was never again heard of.
Some authorities say that, meeting
with contrary winds off the' cape, he
swore a terrible oath, in consequence
of which the divlno wrath decreed
that he should be occupied till the
crack of doom in endeavoring to
weather the headland. Others state
that this punishment was meted out
to him in retribution for a terrible
murder he committed before commenc
ing his fateful voyage.
Whatever the cause of this ancient
gentleman's monotonous wandering
may be, it Is probably in connection
with him that the most authentic and
cold blooded record of any phantom ex
ists either afloat or ashore, for it is
stated that in the log of II. M. S. Bac
chante while on a voyage round the
world with the little princes in 1881
there appears on July 11 the entry,
"Flying Dutchman crossed our bows."
The log book of one of the then largest
of her majesty's warships is certainly
the very last place to expect to find
that which is generally associated with
the hysterical of either sex.
During January, 1047, a vessel left
New Haven, Conn., on her maiden voy
age, but was never again heard of. In
the following. Juue, Just before the
hour of sunset and after a severe
thunderstorm, the missing ship was
seen sailing up the river. The inhabit
ants, taking their evening stroll, were
overjoyed at her return, but the most
observant of them noticed that there
was something uncanny about her, es
pecially in that she appeared to be
sailing up against the wlnaV
. Then, to the consternation of all, she
gradually faded away before their eyes
and entlreley disappeared. We may be
assured that thrre were not wanting
those who maintained that the vessel
In spirit had paid a last visit to her
port before resting for good on the
In the "Chronicles of the. St Law
rence," by Le Maine, It Is recorded that
on a certain day in the year a phautorn
Bhlp is seen off Cap d'Espolr. in Gospe
bay. Lights are seen aboard her, and
her decks are crowded with men. By
the foot of the bowsprit n man is con
spicuously standing and facing townrd
the shore, with a lady clinging to his
arm. Gradually the lights go out and
the vessel sinks. It la snld to be the
ghost of the flagship of n fleet which
was sent out to reduce the French
forts, the vessel- being lost with all
To come to British waters, there are
numerous Instances related in local
history of the visitations of ghostly
vessels, the west of England, as might
be , erpected, being most prolific in
these records, says a writer in the Lon
don Globe, Indeed, Cornwall boasts of
a goblin ship probably unique the
world over, as she not only sails the
water, but proceeds most unconcerned
a good distance inland.
This is the specter ship of Torthcur.
no, and In Robert Hunt's book on "Ro
mances of the West of England" are re
lated the experiences of a local inhab
itant who witnessed one of her esca
pades. She is described as n black
square rigged single masted vessel,
sometimes towing a small boat No
crew are ever seen; presumably they
are down below. The personal narra
tive goes on to say:
"On came the craft. It passed stead
ily through the breakers, glided up
over the sands, steadily pursued its
course on the dry land as if it bad been
water. On it went to Bodelan, where
St Loven formerly dwelt It then
steered its course to Cbygwiden and
there vanished like smoke."
An Awful Blow,
"yes," said Slithers, "Mlckley was
my dearest friend, and I shall never
cease to mourn his death. It was a
terrible blow, from which I shall never
"Why I thought you married his
widow?" said Jimpson.
"Wbyer ahem 1 why, yes, I did;
Here Slithers subsided Into a deep
and uncomfortable silence. Harper's
Poor Comedy. '
"Why did she cut you '("
"She doesn't like my comedy.'
"She made the statement at a party
last night that she was twenty yearn
of age, and I said, 'Yes, I knew that
fifteen years ago.'"--Houston Tost
IS THE REPORT OF WASHINGTON
Fifty Bushels to the Acre of
Turkey Red is the Yield on
Europe's Finest Soil.
The third report of the Washington
state delegates of the Auierioao com
mission to Governor Ernest Lister,
has just been reocived from Stuttgart,
says an Olympia, Wash., dispatob.
In relating the experienoe of the com
mission in taking up the studying of
various banking systems, a trip up the
Daunba river to the little Austrian
town of Krerus is described, when the
residents of the town er joyed a bolt
day oelebrating the visit of the
is stated by this commission that
Hungary is one of the greatest farm
ing ooontries it has visited. It reports
that the soil is vory rich and fertile
and that the people are land tillers.
Ibis nation imports 78.16 per cent of
the manufactured products it uses,
and its exports aie mora thau half
farm products, bting 52.13 per oent.
An interesting report Is given of the
visit to the government experimental
and bleeding farm of 55,000 aoies,
where were vast herds of cattle,
horses, sheep and hogs. There are
here 30,000 head of livestock and
thousands of acres of grain, sugar
beets and other products. Both chem
ioal and animal fertilizer is used here
to great advantage and with wonder
ful results. This land, whioh is con
sidered the most fertile in Europe, is
the finest agricultural region in the
world, the crops being raised in rota
tion, sugar beets, barley, wheat, clo
ver. Ou 10,000 aores of the best laod
a produotiou of 8200 pounds of wheat
to the aore is reported, the average
for all wheal land being 2000; 15 to
20 tons of beets. 8000 to 4000 ponnds
of barley und ten tons of potatoes. Mr.
Black of the Washington delegation,
being a grower, made an especial study
of the grain situation and pronounced
the grain field there the finest he had
ever seen. They use do machinery for
harvesting but out everything by hand
with a soytbe, employing on this ex
periment farm alone 7000 laborers.
Their wheat crop is all on the mar
ket by July 15 or 20. and their Tar
key red wheat, so proliflo in eastern
Washington and Oregon, yields 50
bnsbels to the acre and has a very
muob stronger straw than the Wash
ington proaoot. Dr. Black seoured
100 pounds of the experiment farm's
Turkey red wheat and it will be ship
ped to Pomeroy Wash., as soon as har
vested and au experiment of raising
this in Washington will be made.
Hungary is said to have the most
eSioient flour mills in the world, us
ing only Turkey red, the lowest testing
27 per oent wet glutin and the high
est 42 per oent They have a system
of dust Alter which is pronounced ty
the delegation to be marvelous. Tbey
have, however, adopted the American
elevator, bnilding of oonoretc.
1 he stock breeding on this exper
iment farm was also studied with
muob interest and found to be mag
nificent, but it is announced that as
the nation is essentially inclined to
military thijgs that cattle must all be
of use for working and that milk and
butter is of minor oousequeuoe, and it
is of interest to learn that the dairy
yield of all Hungary, 'wbioh is more
than twice as large as the state of
Washington, is only aboat half as
M. A. BUTLER, THE FATHER, DE
FENDS BOY IN COURT.
Family Formerly Resided in
This County, at Pendleton
' and at Weston.
Tokyo contains some queer speci
mens of Eugllsh. Ono would scarce
ly be familiar with the uame "How
Jlndu Maru" painted on the bow of a
Japanese Junk, and yet "UowJIndu" is
not n bnd reproduction of "How do you
do?" probably the only English phrase
that the owner of the boat had ever
heard. Having tho courage of his Ig
norancc, he treated It ns a single word,
combined It with a Japanese surllx ap
plied to sailing vessels and gave It
with pride to Ills honorable junk.
Another Japanese refers to himself
as tho "cheerful berber," a laumlrynuin
gives notice that be Is n "high wash
man," and a sartorial nrtlst describes
himself as "the sublime tailor." A
shop signboard bears the words "Nour
Harold B. Butler, a Portland boy
and sou of Attorney Marion A. Butler,
wbo formerly practiced in this coonty,
but who is now a Seattle attorney was
found guilty in Portland of emtez
zliog 510 from Margaret E. Cam
melle, 70 years old. The jury wbiob
found him guilty reoommended len
iency and a paiole will probably be
agreed upon it be makes restitution of
the money. Cironit Judge Kavanaogh
will pass sentence Thursday. His
lather defended him and made an im
passioned plea to the jury. He was
assisted in the defense by B. H. Lind
sey of Seattle and L. B. Beeder, well
known attorney, of Portland. Yonog
Butler and Mrs. Cammelle started a
furniture store with some furnishings
of a lodging house wbioh she bad and
she gave him $675 in various checks
with wbioh to buy goods for the store.
She alleged that be failed to tuy the
goods and need the money for his own
benefit. Butler's defense was that
they were partners und the money was
lost through bad management.
A Mere Bagatelle.
Gabe I nee where it waiter in St.
Louis has purchased a hotel out of the
tips he received hi the years. Steve
What did he it., with the rest of the
money? Cincinnati Enquirer.
No proteins deities are wanted
there I prudence. Juvenal.
"Why are you learning French?"
"Why? Because I've Just got a dog
from France, and tho silly boast can't
understand n word of English." Lon
What men want Is not talent, it is
purpose; not the power to achieve, but
the will to labor.-Bill wer-Lytton.
Held For Attempted Assault,
Fred Oraden was arrested Monday
evening on a warrant issued out of
Justioe Richard's oourt charged with
attempt to assault Lowell Rogers with
a dangerous weapon. . Cardeo secured
a butcher knife from a display rack
at the Foos-Wlaship hardware store,
and with that formidable implement
of destruction sought to settle bis
grievance agaiust Rogers. Marshal
Gholaon and Judge Biobards relieved
Carden of the knife before he carried
bis threats into effeot. After his ar
rest he left town in an automobile and
was appiebended by an offlotr at Mil
ton. His divorced wife went on his
bonds for $500.
For Sale Four head of good work
horses. Inquire of Wea Zerba, Athena.
sue Day IVflore
This mammoth sale offers you an opportunity to
save from 5 to 10 per cent on the season's new and
Can you possibly afford to miss such savings?
No no matter what anyone may tell you to the con
trary, vou are the loser if you don't come aud inves
tigate, see what prices we are offering and examine
our merchandise. Its new and fresh Ours is the new
est, best assorted, cleanest stock in Eastern Oregon and
the largest, too. It's too large for the room we have;
that's the reason why" we are forced to remodel the
interior of our store.
That's why we are making every effort and cutting nearly every price, to reduce
our stock; we must have roomand in order to get it, we will pay you to help us by
giving you extremely low prices on needed merchandise.
The Peoples Warehouse
Where it pays to Trade. PENDLETON, OREGON. Save yourTPW Stamps.