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thing to sell and says so.
Buy Your Groceries From Your Home Grocer
ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2916.
Presidential Aspirant Has Clear
. Majority Over Opponents.
McARTHUR HOLDS BIG LEAD AT START
Olcott. Leads Moores for Secretary of
State Cummins Second, Bur
' ton Third Few for L R.
Nearly every county of Oregon from
Multnomah county to the remotest cor
ners of the state has given Charles
Evans Hughes a substantial majority
ever all other candidates for the Re
publican nomination for the . Presidency.
Returns from Oregon's state-wide
primary election Friday show conclu
sively that Justice Hughes is decidedly
the choice of Oregon Republicans for
the Chicago nomination next month.
He has a large majority over all other
candidates put together. Senator Al
bert B. Cummins, of Iowa, is running
second, and ex-Senator Burton, of
Colonel Roosevelt has received only
a light vote. His name was written
in on the ballot by supporters in near
ly every county represented in the
Ben W. Olcott maintained a strong
lead over Charles B. Moores for the
Republican nomination for sectertary
of state. Mr. Olcott is the incumbent.
For delegate-at-large to the National
convention there are seven leading
candidates, as follows: Cameron,
S924: Boyd,. 8530: Carey, 3488; Ful
ton, 8326; Hawkins, 2913; Spencer,
2912: Ackerson. 2108; Case,
1979: Peterson. 1876; Buland, 1793;
Warren. 1440; Morsley, 1362. The
situation is therefore left in doubt ex
cept apparently as to Cameron and
In the Second district, with two to
elect, the vote seems to favor Brooke,
In the First district the incomplete
vote on delegates iB as follows: Bis
hop 1307; Calkins 1142; Abraham
1133; Hteeves 594.
W. C. Hawley and N. J. Sinnott,
Representatives in congress from the
First and Second districts, respective
ly, have been nominated to succeed
themselves without opposition. It is
probable that they have received the
Democratic and Progressive nomina
tions as well. In the Third district,
- comprised of Multnomah county, a
three-cornered fight was waged for
Complete returns from a few pre
cincts and incomplete returns from
virtually all the 873 precincts in Mult
nomah county at 3 :30 o'clock Saturday
morning indicate that the Republicans
of the have renominated C. N. Mc-
Arthur for representative in congress.
A. W. Lafferty is running second;
E. V. Littlened is far to the rear.
At that hour the returns gave Mr.
McArthur a lead of 877 votes over
Lafferty, who in turn was 703 ahead
McArthur's lead has been steadily
increasing since the first returns were
- George H. Burnett and Frank A.
Moore have been nominated to succeed
themselves on the Supreme bench, as
has John D. Micke for food and dairy
commissioner. They had no opposi
tion. - - '
Hugfies-Herridi Is Cry.
Chicago "Hughes and Herrick,
"H and HI" Catchy, isn't it, and
easy to remember.
Word of this combination comes to
Republican headquarters in Chicago
just after ex-President Taft had visit
ed Justice Hughes in Washington and
discussed with him his willingness to
accept the Republican nomination for
Mr. Taft and Myron T. Herrick, of
Ohio, are close political friends. As
President Mr. Taft sent Mr. - Merrick
ta France as ambassador.
Bill to Aid Fishing Men.
Wahingtson, D. C A bill prepared
at the department of Commerce and to
be introduced in the house by Majority
Leader Kicthin is designed to make
possible the recapture from Canada of
a great part of the North Pacific fish
ing industry, lost by American fisher
men on account of the construction of
the Grand Trunk Railway extension to
Prince Rupert and through a subsidy
granted by Canada. The bill would re
quire that all fish shipments reaching
- the United States through foreign ter-
. ritory be shipped In bond. -
$700,000 Left to Music.
Chicago A trust fund of $700,000
: to provide for the estabishment in Chi
cago of a great school of music, "for
the benefit not only of said city, but
of all America," was left to the Chi
cago Orchestral association by Bryan
Lathrop, wealthy real estate broker.
The will was filed for probate and un
der its terms the income from the fund
would be used in establishing and
' maintaining such a school in connec
tion with the orchestra association.
00D DICTATORSHIP WITH SWEEP
ING POWER CREATED IN GERMANY
Berlin, via London "The adequate
nourishment of our population iB fully
assured and will be rendered doubtful
by any blockade regulations of enemy
states, no matter how unscrupulous
they may be and no matter how long
the war may last," says the semi
official North German Gazette, in an
announcement of the creation of a food
dictatorship with sweeping powers.
However, the short harvest of
1915, together with reduced imports,
have resulted in a food scarcity in
some directions which makes itself
felt, and efforts to better conditions
have been hindered by the fact that
each federated state has been able to
make independent regulations. This
will now be corrected by a centraliza
tion of power." r ,?
Probably never before have sucn
sweeping powers been concentrated as
now granted Herr von Battocki, the
new food dictator. Various counselors
will be assigned to him, representing
agriculture, industry, trade, the mili
tary and the consumers, and the repre
sentatives of the federal states and as
sociations connected with the war will
aid him. Final decision on all ques
tions, however, rests solely in Herr
von Battacki's hands.
The regulations of the federal coun
cil will not be affected by the appoint
ment of the dictator, but in case of
pressing necessity the dictator is em
powered even to issue contrary regula
tions, but these must be laid before
the federated council for approval.
30,000 Carranza Troops Hunt
Bandits Along Northern Border
Washington. D. C Renorts to both
the State and War departments Wed
nesday further indicated plans of the
Carranza government to prosecute vig
orously pursiut of Chihuahua outlaw
bands while the American forces re
main comparatively quiescent. .
Closelv following news oi with
drawal from Mexico of the second
American punitive expedition sent
from Boquillas, Texas, under Colonel
Sibley and Major Langhorne, informa
tion reached the State department that
General Obregon had ordered 30,000
troops to engaged in the bandit hunt in
Chihuahua and along the Big Bend
Delay in opening diplomatic discus
sions over the question of Amei
troops remaining in Mexico also
indicated in official dispatches, t
department officials said that rec
of the new note being prepare!
General Carranza was not expectec
fore next week.
It was thought probable that re
ment of the Big Bend expeditu
American soil had presented a new
uation in connection with represi
tions contemplated in General
ranza's new note.
Of General Interest
Winners of Industrial Prizes to - '
Attend 0. A. C. Summer School
Arrangements have just been com
pleted by J. A. ChurchilL Superinten
dent of Public Instruction, for sending
the boys and girls who won the capital
prizes in the industrial club work at
the State fair last fall to the Oregon
Agricultural college for the Boys' and
Girls' Summer school. Twenty-one
children were successful in winning
these prizes at the State fair last Sep
tember. The capital prizes consist
of membership in the short course at
the Agricultural college with all ex
penses paid. It represents the highest
award in each project offered in the
Industrial department at the State fair
last year. The prizes are made possi
ble through contributions made to
Superintendent Churchill for the fur
therance of this work by public-spirit
ed men and women of the state. Those
who received these awards are: Leland
Charley, Brownsboro; Gertrude Court
ney, La Grande; Earl Stewart Cot
tage Grove; Homer Bursell, Mon
mouth; Hazel Bursell, Monmoutn;
Clifford Cook, Yoncalla; Carmen Jones,
Pendleton; Esther Miller, Medford;
Warren McGowan, Independence; Har
old Reynolds, Independence; Earl
Cooley, Salem; L. M. Bowles, Dallas;
Rudolph Mullinhoff, Boring; Teddy
Femes, Carlton; Exie Morgan, The
Dalles; Florence Wharton, Roseburg;
Marion Lowe, Nyssa; Mae McDonald,
Dallas; Muriel Blume, Albany; Paul
Jaeger, Sherwood; Claus Charley,
The Boys' and Girls' club work
which is carried on co-operatively, by
the State department of Education,
the Extension service of the Oregon
Agricultural college and the U. S.
Bureau of Agriculture, is increasing
in interest to such an extent that clubs
are being formed in every section of
Oregon. Since the first of the year
Superintendent Churchill has had two
field workers, N. C." Maris and L., P.
Harrington, continually engaged in
forming clubs throughout the state.
The work of the Agricultural college
in sending to the members of these
clubs, bulletins on how to select seed
care for the growing crops and also
bulletins on canning and sowing, has
made a wonderful advancement in the
tmsxm HONORING DEAD
ARB coming, Father
Abraham." Yes they
are coming, the Veter
ans of the Union army,
responding to the call from the Oreat
Beyond; coming faster now than ever
When Memorial day was new in the
United States there were dozens and
scores, yes, even hundreds of the vet
erans for each soldier grave to be dec
orated. Today, halt a century after
the peace, the graves are legion, and
those who would decorate them but a
How fast the "boys In blue" are pass
ing! In this year 1916 they are going
at a rate never before reached since
the war closed. The death roll of
February averaged 116 a day; 115 a
Jay was the average for March, and in
A.prll it grew to 118,
Official records show that 2,272,408
men fought under the Stars and
Btripes in the Civil war, and that 349,-
944 lost their lives before Lee surren
dered. How many: of these remain
alive today T
The records of the census office,
while perhaps not absolutely accurate,
may be taken as approximately au
thentic. It Is believed that since the
act of May 11, 1912, granting a service
pension to every man who served at
least 90 days in the armed forces of
the United States during the Civil war,
no old soldier remains off the pension
; If, however, there are any not pen
sioned, they certainly are few in num
ber. The pension office rolls show
BOUT two years after the war
between the sections of the
country had ended it was ob
served that a few women of
Columbus, Miss., had decorated the
graves in that vicinity with the
choicest of spring's early blooms. This
little act of thoughtfulness Included
Union as well as Confederate soldiers.
A New York newspaper published a
notice of this occurrence and made a
few remarks commending it.
From that humble beginning has
sprung our great holiday of the deco
ration, which was formally established
In 1868. At that time Adjutant General
Chlpman suggested to Gen. John A.
Logan, commander In chief of the Q.
A. R., that the organization set a reg
ular day on which to decorate the
graves of the Union soldiers. May
was decided upon by General Logan,
who urged the people of the nation to
keep the day in every city, village and
hamlet churchyard throughout the
land. He offered no form of ceremony
to be followed, but suggested to his
comrades that they carry out such
testimonials and services of respect
as they deemed fitting and proper. In
concluding he set forth the earnest
hope that the observance which he In
augurated would be kept up from year
to year as long as a survivor of the
On the first memorial day twenty
seven states joined in the celebration
and the heroes' graves were strewn
with flowers In 183 burying places.
In the following year, 1863, however,
more elaborate preparations had been
made and the program carried out at
the national cemetery was one of the
best in all the history of Decoration
day. The bodies of thousands and thou
sands which were gathered from the
battlefields of Virginia and Maryland,
Battle at Verdun Grows Bloodier;
French Withstand Titanic Ass
London Tuesday witnessed
bloodiest fighting in the whole b:
of Verdun. The struggle ot the
days of the German assualt, or of
second mighty effort to overwneim
fortress, fade into nothing eomj
with the titanic force of Tues
blowB. And their net result, bo f
the Germans are concerned, wt
leave the battle lines where the Fi
had left them after the succe
counter attacks of Monday.
Only about the Thiaumont f
east of the Meuse, does Paris a
the loss of a single foot of gn
Berlin herself claims only the caj
of a small blockhouse west of
river and of a sap mine near
For the rest it contents itself wit
porting the repulse of the Frencl
Every available man and every a
able gun except those actually
essary for the reserves the Gern
have mustered into the battle. They
made a supreme effort to recapture
Fort Douaumont; which in their ab
sorption at Hill 304 and Le Mort Hom
me, they had neglected to prepare
against the contingency of French sur
prise, but the French grip on their old
fortifications was too strong.
Assault after assault, so many of
them that they literablly flowed into
each other until even the French could
not distinguish them, was delivered
within the old ramparts. It was a
repetition of the hand-to-hand struggle
in the streets of Vaux.
Prohis May Name Bryan.
Chicago If he will consent to make
the race, William Jennings Bryan may
be selected as the candidate for Presi
dent of the Prohibition party. Recent
statements of Mr. Bryan before the
conference of the Methodist Episcopal
church at Saratoga Springs, in which
he was quoted as declaring that he bad
about reached the point where he could
no longer follow a political party which
refused to indorse national prohibition,
was discussed by Prohibition party
leaders here, who thought Bryan might
consent to run. '
Beer and Egg Condemned.
Birmingham, Ala. The general as
sembly of the Cumberland Presbyter
ian church ended its 86th annual meet
ing Wednesday night after adopting
a resolution favoring a constitutional
amendment for National prohibition
and approving a committee report
which deplored that a large number of
women had formed the habit of using
It condemned specifically the use of
beer and egg as a spring tonic.
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Entrance to Arlington.
... vuuxi neavily against
the bonds, and the success was due en
tirely to the heavy votes in the cities.
Coquille had a handsome majority, and
Bandon gave the bonds a great boost,
being nearly a three-to-one majority.
The issue calls for the expenditure
of $362,000 for lining and grading, and
it is not expected the fund will pro
vide for any hard surfacing.
The money will be expended be
tween Marshfield and Coquille, Co
quille and Myrtle Point, Bandon and
Coquille, North Bend and North Inlet,
Bandon to the Uurry county line.
The argument in favor of bonding
was that money spent from the bond
issue would release the usual road
levies to be expended upon branch
Whiskey Is Confiscated.
Pendleton Holding that the barrel
of whiskey was in very bad company
and, except upon clear proof to the
contrary, should be disposed of, Circuit
Judge Phelps' handed down a decision
reversing the decision of Justice of the
Peace Joe Parkes, and confiscating a
62-gallon barrel of whiskey in a lodg
ing house, in company with some beer,
which was found to be used for illegal
purposes and confiscated. A claim for
the whiskey was won in the Justice's
court. District Attorney Frederick
Steiwer appealed the case.
Roseburg Votes Municipal Railroad.
Roseburg By a vote of nearly seven
to one, the taxpayers of Roseburg
went to the polls Tuesday and author
ized an amendment to the city charter
making it possible for Roseburg, as a
municipality, to construct and operate
a standard-gauge railroad from this
city to Rock Creek.
"WOwhere" in tue euui wuuh;
Memorial day solemnized with greater
profundity of feeling than at the
United States Naval home at Phila
delphia where the gray-nalrea vet
erans of Uncle Sam's sea ognters,
many of whom have seen service in
the seven seas, are passing tneir ae
clining years in well-earned comfort.
Their'Memorial day memories are Far
ragut and Porter, Foote and Winslow,
Cushlng and , Truxton, Dewey and
Schley, of the battles of the Missis
sippi river, the hlstorio running of the
batteries in Mobile bay, the epoch
marking fight of theKearsage and Ala
bama, and in mure recent days, of the
famous battle of Manila bay that made
us an Asiatic power, and the battle
of Santiago which ended Spanish rule
in the western hemisphere. For the
naval home houses veterans of all
these battles so decisive in the shap
ing of American destiny battles
which make glorious chapters in the
history of the United States navy.
And the home has likewise sheltered
naval veterans ot the war of 1812,
All Are Heroes.
"Heroes are they who respond to
the nation's need." -
Our nation has never asked tor men
in vain. With Spartan bravery moth
ers give their sons, wives their hus
bands and maidens their sweethearts
when the country calls. Many of them
will never return. Others will coma
back to lay their diseased and broken
frames beside the hearths ot their
youth. Some as by divine protection
seem to have enchanted lives and re
turn as strong as when they left They
all are heroes if they have felt the
thrill of sacrifice and never hesitated
In the face ot duty.
together with those whose rimaina
were removed from trenches and pita
on battle sites, were interred at the
beautiful resting place that the govern
ment had set aside, and it seemed just
ly appropriate that unusual ceremonial
should take place there.
The decoration of the graves con
cluded the day's lengthy program.
Every mound was ornamented with
bouquets, wreaths and flags and sev
eral memorials of unique design were
erected at various Intervals through
out the grounds. A signal gun fired
by Dupont's battery announced that
the day's work was over and benedic
tion was then pronounced by Rev. B.
Swallow, chaplain ot the department
of the Potomac.
The day was a beautiful one and it
is estimated that between 25,000 and
80,000 people attended the services.
All the departments of the general and
municipal governments, the banks,
courts and principal places of business
were closed, to give all a chance of
participating In the ceremonies.
Simple exercises In keeping with the
spirit of the day were also held at the
Soldiers' Home, Oak Hill, Congres
sional and Glenwood cemeteries.
The amphitheater at Arlington was
built In 1873 for the memorial day
Our stock of Baseball Equipment is superior
to any we have carried heretofore.
. General Sheridan's Grave.
ceremonies. It was put up hurriedly
after the design of Gen. Montgomery
Meigs. Twenty-five carpenters, twelve
bricklayers and thirty laborers worked
on It and completed the structure la
less than a month. Plans have been
made tor years to erect a finer build
ing for this purpose, but the present
one, while lacking in form and style,
still retains a characteristic beauty.
The slender piers and the overhanging
vines have lent an added attractive
ness to the original design.
The Fishing Season is here and we are pre
pared to please you in any of the best
makes of Rods, Creels, Flies, Lines, Etc. .
Foss-Winship Hardware Co.
Barrett Building, Athena.
Preston-Shaffer Milling Co.
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very, best equipped Mills in the Northwest, of the
best selected Bluestem wheat grown anywhere.
Patronize home industry. Your grocer sells the
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