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k VOLUME XXVI.
ATHENA. UMATILLA COUNTY. OREGON. FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 13. 1914.
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CATERERS TO THE PUBLIC IN GOOD THIXG3 TO EAT
CITIZENS MASS MEETING GIVES
? VOICE OFAPRRQVAL
David Taylor Will Be Inde
pendent Candidate on Nomi
nation By Petition.
The stamp of approval was plaoed
npoo the present oity admiDiatratiou
Friday evening when a representative
gathering of citizens Dominated for
re-eleotion every of floial from Mayor
Koontz down, to serve for another
Mayor Koontz and several of the
ooDDoilmen bad anuounoed tbat they
desired to step down and out of of floe
bat snob pressure was brought to tear;
that declinations to serve were of no
avail, tbe result being tbat their
friends stood unanimously for re-eleotion.
" Tbe meeting was called to order by
Mayor Koontz. Proceeding to ballot,
Homer. 1. Watts plaoed - Mr. Koontz
in nomination, and M. L. Watts fol
lowed by nominating David Taylor.
Mr. Koontz was given tbe nomination,
receiving 20 votes. For oounoilmen,
nominations were proraiaouous, Henry
Dell, H. I. Watts and W. P. Little
john, outgoing officials, George Ban
nister, 0. O. Henry and B. N. Hawks
being plaoed in nomination. Messrs.
Dell, Watts and Littlejobn teoeived
tbe big heat number of votes and tbe
For oity treasurer, V. C. Burke re
ceived tbe nomination over A. A.
Fobs, wbo in spite of bia empbatio
deoHnation reoeived a flattering vote.
B. B. Richards was tbe unanimous
oboioe of tbe meeting for the of floe of
reoorder, a position be has held for a
number of years.
; It is evident from the voioe of the
mass meeting tbat the present admin
istration has tbe oonfldenoe of tbe oit
izens. Tbe faot tbat it furnished good
water in quantity to tbe oity in tbe
faoe of opposition ; the stand it has
taken for oonorete sidewalks on Main
street and a further ruling to be tbat
hereafter only conorete is to be need
in the construction of crosswalks in
all parts of the oity are oivio issues
wbioh meet with approval, making tbe
administration a popular one. The
only oritioism offered, "so far as this
paper is aware of, arises from the em
ployment of two officers for polioe
duty. Some oontention is being made
to the effect tbat one offloer oould
perform tbe duties satisfactorily ex
cept when emergencies exist, ,'"
Mr. Taylor Independent Candidate. ;-
David Taylor, wbo in the past, has
served the oity in I be office of Envoi
will be an independent candidate for
the oflioe," his nomination to be made
by petition. The paper is now being
oironlated by Mrs. H. H. Hill and
Mrs. t Jaokson- ' Kelson.'' Mr.- - Taylor
will make tbe race it is 'said on the
issue of law enforcement. - He comes
before the people with considerable
knowledge of municipal affairs, hav
ing during bia many years of residenoe
in tbe oity taken active interest in tbe
welfare of tbe town. So far as known
at present, tbere will be no candidates
for oounoilmen other than those nom
inated at tbe mass meeting last Fri
A SALOON ROBBED AT ADAMS
Yeggman Taken From a Train Here,'
Had the Loot On Him.
THIS HAPPARATUS ISN'T WORKING LIKE IT USED TO, BOBBY."
Tuthill in St. Louis Pott-Dispatch.
A DANCING PARTY "SSOT UP"
Juniper People Terrified tn True Dime
gon this year, making a total return
to tbe state of $4,277,291, or approx
imately two-fifths of what tbe state
has contributed. It will be the eud
of 1914, however, before Oregon will
get tbe full benefit of this amount,
inasmuch as tbe f 1,220.185 is yet to
Oregon on tbe basis of contributions
to tbe reclamation fuud is equitably
entitled to more than ona-tentti of the
(100,000,000, for only $80,000,000
has been raised from tbe sale of lands,
and Oregon, therefore, has contributed
more than one-eighth of tbe fund de
rived under the reclamation aot. If
every state is entitled to benefits in
proportion to the contributions made
to the reclamation fund Oregon should
have benefits either in expenditures or
allotments aggregating something
more than $12,500,000. Actually
Oregon has reoeived just one-tbird tbe
benefit to wbioh it seems equitably en
titled. Seoretary Lane baa deolared. repeat
edly that be reoognizes tbe equity ot
I Oregon's claim to more liberal recog
nition under the reclamation law; be
at the same time feels tbat the Gov
ernment is obligated to . proceed with
tbe completion of projects tbat are
now in an unfinished state. Tbe
money on hand will not complete all
of these projeots, tut it will complete
some and oarry others to a point where
large units oan be developed. Only
through special BEsistanoe from Con
gress can tbe Government complete
all tbe projeots in a reasonable time
and adjust tbe distribution of reclam
ation funds among the states.
Wednesday night a saloon at Adams
was entered and robbed, officers teing
notified of the robbery Tuesday morn
ing. 'Shortly after the officers here
received notioe from tbe saloon man
at Adams, a yeggman appeared on
tbe streets and approaohed several
with offers to sell a watch.
The fellow was finally located in a
toz car on the O-W. mixed train,
bonnd for Walla Walla, by Deputy
Sheriff Taylor and tbe conductor of
tbe train. When be descended from
tbe oar, Taylor prooeeded to searoh
him, with tbe result tbat two revolv
ers were fonnd, and a bottle of booze.
Tbe proprietor of tbe Adams saloon,
wbo was on the train identified tbe
gnns as belonging to him, and wbioh
bad been taken from the saloon.
Aside from the revolvers, tbe watch
and the liquor, nothing else was taken
by the rotber.
Tbe saloon man swore ont a war
rant and tbe fellow was placed in
tbe oity jail, then taken to Pendleton
yesterday evening, and lodged in tbe
Tbe country is flooded with a hobo
element tbat is taxing tbe jails for
sleeping quarters, and numerous petty
robteiiea and boldnps are being re
ported. 8o far Athena has escaped,
bnt other towns in tbe oounty have
not been so fortnnate. .
Mike Donnelly Captured.
Mike Donnelly, tbe mulatto wbo
escaped from tbe penitentiary at Wal
11a Walla last fall, has teen eaptored
at Everett and returned to tbe prison
to serve bis life sentence lor killing
J. J. Stevens, superintendent of a log
Bis; Rabbit Drive.
A rabbit drive Was held last Sunday
near Madras in wbioh 200 people par
ticipated and it is olaimed 4000 rab
bits were killed. Ten people oame op
from Portland for the drive.
Fulfilling the traditions of tbe wild
west as impressed upon the effete east
by dime novels, says the East Oregon
ian, Lou : Caper and Jack Mnrdook,
two farm laborers, Tuesday nig bf'sbot
up" a dancing party held at tbe borne
of Ernest Ghormley at Juniper, ter
rified the ladies, intimidated the men
and left tbe eoene under cover of their
own guns. No one was Injured by
tbe shots. A warrant was sworn out
for tbe arrost of tbe disturbers.
Again, true to the dime novel idea,
the trouble was preoipitated by the
pretty faoe of a sohool teaober and
was fanned along by tbe hot breath
of John Barleyoorn,
Aooording to tbe story told Distriot
Attorney Steiwer and tbe officers hy
P. A. Miller, the oomplaioiog witness,
Caper bad been drinking and request
ed a danoe from tbe sobool teaober.
She had danoed with lilm onoe but
when asked for the following number,
had politely deolioed. This is said to
have aroused the wrath of Caper and
he soon whipped out a revolver and
fired four shots. Two penetrated tbe
wall at about tbe height of a man's
bead, one went through the floor and
tbe fouith went astray.
Ghormley reaobed tbe man before
he could shoot further and persuaded
him to give np tbe gun and to leave
tbe bouse. After leaving however
be fortified his courage with whiskey
and was joined ty Murdouk. Together
they went to tbe farm house of Wil
liam Doriog and procured a rifle and
a shotgun. Armed with these tbey
returned to tbe scene of tbe danoe
wbioh bad not reoovered from the
first eicitemnt, and threw tbe men
and ladies into another alarm by pre.
seotiog tbe guns and making threats
to shoot the "whole bench. " Mount
ing their Lorses, tbey rods a wav, send
ing an oooasional shot back as a warn
ing to tbe men cot to follow. .
Sues to Collect Note.
E. E. Koontz of this city, and
Marion Jack of Pendleton, executors
of the will of T. J. Kirk, deceased,
have commenced suit against Laura
Alexander and H. B. Alexander to
reoover $2650 and interest, alleged to
be due on two notes. Carter & Smythe
are attorneys for plaintiffs.
E CALEDOIliS ARE
COLLECTOR MILLER ENLIGHTENS
ATHENA PRESS READERS.
Only a Few Days Left In
Which to File Your Annual
Milton A. Miller, Collector of
Internal Revenue, sends the following
relating to income tax collections to
the Press for publication. There has
been muoh complaint on the part of
many that the government has not
been explioit enough in its informa
tion given the pnblio on the lnoome
tax question. Mr, Miilei's oiroulor
letter follows: . i "
Only a few days left i Moh to
file your income tax state' i
Applications for blanks inade
toaoy'tank or County -. er or
to Milton A. Miller, Colleotor oi In
ternal Revenue, Portland. Oregon.
Penalty of $20 to $1000 for failure
to file returns on or before March 1st.
Fine not exceeding $2000 or impris
onment not exoeediog one year or both
at tbe discretion of tbe court for mak
ing a false or fraudulent return.
Every person having a net income
of $3000 or over for calender year
($3500 for year 1913) most make a
return; a single person is allowed an
exemption of $8000 and a married
person $4000. ' (For year 1913. Maroh
1 to December 31, the exemption al
lowed is $2500 or $3333.83.)
All payments due on your income
may be 'emitted at once or you oan
have until June in wbioh to 1 pay.
Payment most be made by oertifled
check, money order or draft. Per
sonal oheoks cannot be aooepted.
Partnerships us sucih are not re
quired to make income returns but
tbe members comprising the firm pro
viding their individual inoomes reach
$3000 ($2500 for 1913) or over are to
If in doubt regarding any part of
tbe law or regulations wiite for in
formation to M. A. Miller, Colleotor,
For year 1913, tbe law operates only
from Maroh 1 to Deoember 81, so
the inoomes, deductions and exemp
tions are figured accordingly.
DATES FOR BIG GATHERING ARE
MAY 29TH AND 30TH.
All Committees Appointed At
Special Meeting Held in This
City Last Saturday.
Mad Dogs at Baker,
A dog, violent with rabies, was dis
covered in tbe heait of tbe residence
distriot of Baker Tuesday. Tbe own
er notified tbe oounty inspeotor and
be took tbe dog to the offioe of tbe
Mayor, where it went into oonvolsions
and brought to tbe notioe of tbe city
officials tbe danger of hydrophobia.
While tbe dog was still snapping at
its chain and frothing at the mouth,
tbe Mayor issued an emergency oallfor
b meeting of tbe City Commissioners
and anoounoed tbat tbe speolal busi
ness would be tbe passage of an ordi
nance to piovlde that every dbg in
Baker must be muzzled and ordering
tbe police to shoot any dog found at
large and unmuzzled after five days.
Gambling Outfit Burned.
Gambling paraphernalia taken by
Colonel Lawson and bis militiamen
from Copperfield and Huntington last
month went np in smoke Monday, in
accordance with orders of Governor
West. A huge bonfire built on tbe
edge of Baker was lighted and every
roulette wheel, slot maobine, faro
bBnk and "crap" Uble oaptured from
tbe saloons of tbe two towns on the
eastern edge ot Baker county was piled
on tbe bonfire.
With Dr. J. D. Plamondon, pres
ident; Homer I. Watts, vice president ;
W. S. Ferguson, seoretary and treas
urer at tbe head of the Umatilla
County Caledonian Society, prepara
tions are already in process of form
ulation for the annual pionio of tbe
society, to be held in Athena this
year. . " ' : .'-' . .-
At a meeting of the Soolety held in
Dr. Plamondon'a offioe last Saturday,
the dates selected for the big annual
pionio and reunion were Friday and
Saturday, May 29 and 80. As usual
the pionio will be held in tbe City
Park, where there is adequate room
and appropriate surroundngs for tte
pleasure and comfort of all wbo at
tend the annual gathering ot tbe Soots
and their friends.
For years tbe people of Umatilla
oounty have looked forward to par
ticipation in this annual event with
muoh pleasure, and the faot that tbe
committee having entertainment in
charge will make speolal effort to ex
oel in this feature, is within itself
assuranoe of one big time iu Atbena
on May 29 and 80. President Plam
ondon appointed tbe following com
mittees at tbe Saturday meeting:
Finanoe H. I. Watts, E. E:
Koontz, A. B. MoEwen.
Program, Band and Concerts H.
A. Barrett, A. M. Meldrum, W. 8.
Grounds and Conoessions B. B.
Riohards, W, E. Potts, A., M. John
Sports W. R. Taylor, B. N.
Hawks, Ralph MoEen.
Badges and Dues W. " E. Potts,
A. B. MoEwen, B. N. Hawks.
Entertainment of Performers and
transportation J, E. Froome, J. R.
Mathers, W. S. Ferguson. .
Danoe A. H. Molntyre, H. I.
Advertising A. M. Meldrum, W.
Blue Law Campaign.
Tbe campaign to close tbn cigar
stores and moving pioture shows on
Sunday was started in Walla Walla
yesterday. It was aunonooed by Ev
angelist E. J. Bulgin. Mr. Bulgin
offered as a reason for tbe closing that
it was cot to hurt anyone, but to im
prove tbe oity from a business stand
point." Tbe evangelist was challeng
ed to prove bis assertion that Walla
Walla was tbe worst town be has ever
seen for minors to get liquor, but
he replied tbat be was an evangelist,
"not running a deleotive bureau."
John H. MoDonald, editor of the
Morning Union, made a speech at the
Y, M. C. A. lonoheon Tuesday taking
sharp issue with tbe evangelist on
Sloan Would Be Senator.
Frank Sloan of Stanfleld is an as
pirant for nomination of State Senator
on the republican ticket to auooeed
J. N. Burgess, present iooumbeut
from this county, wbo has deolioed to
stand for re-eleotion. Tbe Stanfield
Standard brought Mr. Sloan's name
before the public and be has since
announced his willingness to beoome a
Here are Wall Paper Bargains
Beginng Saturday, February 14, 1 will put on a
special sale to reduce my big stock of wail Paper
This Sale will continue until the stock is practically closed out. You
now have the opportunty" to repaper your home at a very low cost.
Rugular 80c paper, now at 40c
70c " " " 35c
60c u u " 30c
Regular 50c paper, now at 25c
40c " tc 20c
25c " " "121-2
Main Street, E A. BENNETT PAINT STORE. Athena, Oregon