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ATHENA. UMATILLA COUNTY. OREGON. FRIDAY. JANUAtlY.aO. 1914.
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EXPECTS TO MAKE. AN ACTIVE
CANVASS IH STATE;
The World's Leader
In Satisfaction -
tearrett Building, AthenayOr
THE TUM-LUIV1 LUMBER Ca.
; ' Lumber Mill Work and all Kinds of
PAINTS OILS AND VARNISHES
V ' . Posts and Blacksmith coal
A. M." Johnson, Manager
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Athena, Oregon ' .
Says the Big Issue in Oregon
Today is In Respect to the
Announcing bis open candidacy on
tbe Demooiatio tioket for the nom
ination for the office of governor, Dr.
O. J. Smith says in part:
: "Sinoe I am now an open candidate
for governor, tbe people are entitled to
know wbere I stand. I wonld Hardly
call tbia a platform. Tbere are many
tilings of importance to tbe state,
wbioh are to be disoossed here. I ex
pect to make an active campaign, and
I will try to make my platform as 1
go along, so that there will be no
doubt as to my views on anypuVlio
k "The big issue In this state today
is : iee?otio"i:cil?a!nal law. More
was done, I dare say, at tbe last ses
sion of tbe legislature to tighten tbe
THE ATHENA IV1EAT MARKET
mm i f j v i
v We carry the best
That Money Buys
Our Market is
Clean and Cool
Insuring Wholesome Meats. "
BRYAN & MEYER
Main Street, Athena, Oregon
Good - Groceries go-to the Right
Spot Every Time
This is the Right
To go to Every Time for Groceries
TRY TIIESE-TIIEY'LL PLEASE !
DELL BROTHERS, Athena, Oregon
CATERERS TO THE PUBLIC IS GOOD THING3 TO EAT
DR.' C J. SMITH.
oheok on tbe liquor business aud its
allied vioes, than bad previously been
done io Oregon in 25 years.
"This is directly traceable to tbe
vigorous campaign of ednoation whiob
bas been carried on by Governor West
doling tbe preceding two years of bis
administration. The issue is more
acute today, by 100 per cent than it
was when that legislatnre convened,
and if the question were pot to a test
of a vote ty the people themselves, I
venture that they would endorse tbe
administtatoinof Governor West
along tbeee Tines overwhelmingly.
"Women are voting this year for
tbe first timer and it needs no wise
man to prophesy that all their cowrr
will go to upboHing teethings which
better life on tbe social and moral
side and make for tbe stability of tbe
borne. 1 ,' , '
"I think no oandiadte to suboeed
Governor West ought to be permitted
to evade' taking a stand on this ques
tion of law enforcement. It is tbe
biggest thing in the state today and I
want to say here and now, that , if
elected governor, violator of the
criminal laws need expect neither
sympathy nor mercy at my bands'.
I will enforoe to tbe letter every
oriminal law now. or that may here
after be pnt on tbe statute books.
"A continuation of tbe war on or
ganized vice is now and shall be until
tbe last gun ia fired io this campaign,
tbe prlnelpil point on wbiob I ezpeot
to go before tbe people. .
"I am of tbe opinion that tbe state
has been outrunning itself in tbe mat
ter of appropriations. The last legis
lature expended 6,000,000. When I
was in the legislatnre of 1903 we
fonght to keep the appropriations be
"Much of our high cost of govern
ment comes from waste rather than
graft. With a view of eliminating
and inaugurating system, I would ap
ply to tbe fullest extent tbe law of
1913, providing for prescribing of an
uniform system of accounts for state
and ooonty officials, through tbe
poblioaton of anneal reports, as to
tbe fiscal affairs of the several coun
ties, keep tbe taxpayers folly advised
in this direction. ,
"Every preference bas been given
ty the banking interests to tbe com
mercial men in discrimination against
the farmer. For years tbe Europeao
countries have recognized tbe neces
sity of giving attention to the question
of rural credits, but io this country
we have gone on without turniog a
band to help tbe farmer. Now tbe
Wilson administration is making tbe
question of mral credits one of it
chief constructive efforts, and tbe
states should begin giving similar at
tention to the question. It is likely
that some system of organization can
te worked aronnd our state banks;
whereby money can be brought from
the financial centers for use in tbe
porohsse and development of farm
lands at much lower rates of interest
than ire now exacted.
"We are sow committed to a state
wide good roads movement, and I see
no reason why tbe work of preparing
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Tuthill in Sfc- Lqui P-RUpstcK
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the road materials, suoh'as rock crushing,-
cannot be done in tbe winter
months, and thereby work provided
for those who are willing to work.
"We are confronted with ar great
problem in our arid lands of eastern
and central Oregon, Tbe Carey act
baa been a lailure. Speculators and
promoters have eaten op tbe profit
and made tbe ssbemes top-heavy. ; It
must be abandoned for somn new plat).
Wbat that plan shell te mtfst' be tbe
subject of serious consideration; and
it should be made tbe permanent pol
icy of tbe state. If eleoted governor I
will undertake at an early date a con
sideration of tbe question by all in
terests and would hope during, mv
term of offioe to be instrumental in
formulating some praotioel system of
development of tbe arid lands. Every
uncultivated aore in Oregon represents
a lost opportunity."
t riots embracing only one county , to
file petitions with' seoretary of state,
tbe same as candidates for, district
offioes embracing more than one coun
ty. - :
All candidates for legislature to file
petitions with secretory of state aa
joint senators and representatives have
bertofore done. ,
Progressives to participate in pri
mary eleotioo on equal terms with
democrats and reputlicans. '
National committeemen to be elect
ed by popular party vote in 1914 aod
every toor years thereafter.
All nominating petitions to be Hied
tefore a uniform date, regardless of
spsoe ia state pamphlets.
More time allowed for preparing
and printing off loial ballots and pam
phlets. Simplified ballot titles for initiative
and referendum pamphlets,
THE ROSS-CANNDN WEDDING
One of Atnena's Fair Daughter Weds
ELECTION LAWS MORE SIMPLE
Now Is the Accepted Time for the
Registration of Voters.
Tbe ohangea in the eleotlon laws by
tbe last legislature are of great impor
tance to tbe voter. .Under lis pro
visions people are to elect United
States senatois and new National com
mitteemen, and tbe hours of voting
have been changed.
Before yon oan vote, however, you
must register. Tbe registration books
are now open at tbe otfioe of B. B.
Richards, wbere men and women may
call aod register. That tbere may be
no congestion and neoessarily inoon
venienoe at tbe places of registration
just prior to eleotioo, as has resulted
in the past, special effort is being made
to impress upon the minds of voters
that now ia tbe aocepted time for reg
Among the important changes made
in the eleotion laws of the state may
be mentioned tbe following:
Polls to remain open until 8 p. m.
one bom longer than heretofore.
Primary eleotion to be held on third
Friday in May biennially, instead of
April in presidential years and Sep
tember in "off" years.
All candidates for circuit judge,
distriot attorney and oongress tn dis-
Tbe wedding of James A. Ross, a
popular young farmer of Weston, and
Mies Leota E. Cannon, oooorred Wed
nesday svening at ? o'clook, at tbe
borne of tbe bride's pareoU io tbis
oity. . Rev. Dr. Wbitmsn, : o tbe
Weston M. E. oburob was tbeoffioiat
lug minister, and atout twenty-five
relatives and friends witnessed the
Ibe bride, who is tbe eldeit daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Cass Cannon, was
unattended, and looked lovely in a
oream orepe de obine dress, carrying a
shower boquet of oreamy rosebuds.
The simple ceremony over and con
gratulations given tbe bsppy pair, an
elaborate lonobeoo was served, by
Mrs. Cannon, assisted by ber daugh
ter, Mrs. Robert Raymond, Miss Ethel
Molotjre and ber daughters-in-law.
Many handsome presents of silver, out
glass and linen were io evidence.
Ibe guests present comprised in tbe
mala connections of either the bride
or tbe groom, and were; Mr. and
Mrs. J. S. Ross aod Miss Edna Bjatt
of Milton; Mr. and Mrs. II. Wadding
bam, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ross. Will
Ross, Mrs. Minnie Walker, of Weston ;
Mr. and Mis. Joe Cannon of Wetton
CITY OF ATHENA
JUDGE CLEETOH OF PORTLAND,
SITS IH THE CASE ,
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HEALTHY IH MEMBERSHIP AKD
Nothing in Evidence Showed
Mrs. Ireland Was Injured by
Entertainment and Banquet
Supper r Follows Installation
of New Officers.
The outoome of tbe $0,000 &mage
suit, instituted against tbe .City of
Athene by Mis." Mary B. ' Iralaud for
alleged injuries sustained ty falling
on a. Main streetlyalk, resulted
JX" tt'T.vV tbe defendant city,
(AJlftd ?tr tb jury bad
I consioeft ts-ldenoe lor about two
The Iwsff. tried before Judge
Cleetoo, of PorUand, sitting for
Jvdge Phelps, flotner I. Watts of
this oity and R. R. Johnson, of Pen
dleton, were attorneys for the city.
Mrs. Ireland was represented by J. A.
Fee of Pendleton, and Attorney Wal
ton, of Walla Walla. y - V.
! Tbere was nothing whatever shown
by tbe plaintiff ia tbe evidence ad
duoed that she bad entailed serious
or permanent injury as tbe result of
tbe fall. It is said that even the tes
timony of Mrs. Ireland and her hus
band was contradictory in several im
portant points. That there was a de
fective plaoe in tbe intersection of
tbe walk wbere the lady fell was not
pioven by tbe plaintiff. 1
On tbe other band tbe evldenoe
from the testimony given by reliable
witnesses for tbe city,' went to show
that tho ailments claimed by the
plaintiff to have resulted from the
fall; existed prior to tbe time she fell
and was therefore not to be oonsid '
ered as resulting from the fall. Even
tbe depositions, so it said, from phy
sicians altondng tbe plaintiff at differ
ent periods and presented in coort as
evideuce tended to disprove tbe claims
Tbe case created considerable 'in
terest not only iu Athens tut in other
towns of tbe county.
Mrs. Ireland alleged that in coming
out of a moving picture show in this
city on tbe evening of November 8,
1013, she stumbled and tell as tbe
result of en offset in the walk; that
ber knees were injured in the fall.
; Tbe offset in question was wbere
the board walk fronting tbe meat
market connects with tbe ooncrete
walk, to the west. In reality, tbe
offset in question is scarcely notion ble
and at night tbe spot is sufficiently
i!lomloated from tbe lights along tne"
streets that atsolutely no danger what
ever, exists, and wbold tend toward
conclusion that only a natural weak
nevs would cause one to fall there.
Bundrads of oeople pass this partic
ular place and no falls ; result to
Athena damn. No. 171. Woodman '
of the World, is one of tbe healthiest
lodges io tbe oity. ibe looal (Jamp .
has a membership of over . 100 and is
Wednesday night installation of
of fioers for tbe ensuing year was held, .
G. W. Bradley, of Pendleton, being
tbe installing ' officer. In addition
to Camp members, their families and
tbe Clrole, a large number of Invited
guests' were present to witness the
exeroises.. The following officers were
Past Consul Commander, Henry
Keen; Consul .Commander, Eugene
Hohrimnf : Visor Lieutenant. Ralph
DePeatt; Banker. D. O. Wortbinglon;
Clerk, Dr. J. D. Plamoudon: Escort,
Emery , Wortblogtou; Sentry, Edward
Sebssky ; Watohman, H. B. Knight. ,
One of tbe happy" events of the
evening was the address given ty G,
W. Bradlev. aud tbe rendition of tbe
Song, Mies Merna DePeatt; Piano
solo, ; Mias Zola Keen; Song, Miss
Anua Soil; Song, Miss Velma Wil
kinson; Piano solo, Mrs. J. D. Pla
mondon; Piano solo, Miss Bell Mo-'
A splendid supper was enjoyed and
tbe evening closed with participation
in dancing by tbe young people.
NOVEL POSTOFFICE CAMPAIBN
Five Candidates Running for Office in
Regular Election Style.
Mountain; Mr.' aod Mrs. Bobert Ray
mond, Mrs. Frenob Criglar, Mr. abd
Mis. Roy Cannon aod Mies Ethel Mo
lotjre, Mr. atd Mrs, Cass Cannon
and Ralph Cannon of Athena. -
Mr. and Mrs. Robs left tbe same
evening for their farm sootbesst of
tbe oity wbere they will make their
borne, and wbere tbe good wishes of
tbe Press and a host of friends attend
Laffertv Food Bill Protested.
A protest from tbe Oregon Whole
sale Grocers' Association of Portland
against tbe Lafferty pore food bill,
requiring that tbe date of packing te
placed on oanned goods, bas bean re
ceived ty tbe Oregon delegation in
A nsw turn to au unusual situation
developed when a woman entered tbe
race for tbe Brownsville postoffioe.
The next postmaster of Brownsville
is to be obosen ty popular vote. Miss
Lenore Powell announced her oaudi
dacy making five notive and two pros
pective candidates for tu plaoe.
Ibe eleotion will to held February
7, and tbe Australian ballot system
of voting will be used and tbe regular
state eleotion laws will govern, the
prooedure. All of tbe patrons of the'
offioe, whether living in tbe city , or
on rural routes, and without respect
to their political affiliations,: will be
entitled to vote. A total vote of
about 1000 is expected.
This unusual method of cboofing a
postmaster was selected after there
were four active' aspirants for tbu
offioe in the field, Mies Powell, who
entered the raoe Is an ex-teanber in
tbe Portland publio sobools.
He "Come Back." '
' With $80,000 io gold dust aod our
leooy on bis person, tbe tills sown
into different parts of bis clothing
and tbe dost oariied in a belt about
bis waist, Leo Lindsay, formerly of
Spokane, returned to that city Mon
day from Nome, Alaska, to searob
for Andy Anderson, well knowo res
taurant man, who bad befriended
bim year ago. "Hello, Andy," be
said wfaen he caught sight of Ander
son. "I have come to reward you
and take you and your family baok to
Alaska with me."
' Wanted. Experienced couple want
woik on ranob for tbe summer. Ad
dress Box 81, Helix, Ore. , It
Season Has Arrived. Let Bennett have
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Your Car or Carriage to paint. See him
and let him quote prices on the work.