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One reBult of the probing into the
delay in furnishing equipment to the
army force" by the congressional com
mittee, bares the subtle action on the
part of gun manufacturers in delaying
the production of machine guns, so that
they might secure rights of sole man
ufacture of their individual model.
This is apparent in the turning down
of the Lewis gun, which has made
good with the British and French ar
mies. This gun was turned down by
the lords of the United States ordnance
bureau in favor of the Browning Jma
chine gun, an arm without war test.
The Lewis gun was invented by Col.
Lewis of the U. S. Army, who when
the government turned it down re
signed his commission and took his
gun to Europe, where it has done
more than'any other weapon to ward
off the attackB of the Bodies. The
Browning gun, doubtless a commend
able weapon, for the reason that the
inventor made the Remington auto
matic rifle and shotgun, had for its
sponsor no lesB an authority than Gen.
Crozier, but its adoption has created
unnecessary delay in equipping the
army, by reason of the fact that its
manufacture was at the inceptive
stage, whereas it was possible to supply
the Lewis gun in unlimited quantities,
for the reason that American factories
were already producing them for the
European Allies. From indications,
the machine gun mess can be laid at
the doors of the Remington Arms Co.,
makers of the Browning gun, and the
Savage Arms Co., American manufac
urers of the Lewis gun. Before this
rCajjrobing business is ended, other and
vall equipment production will be ven-
tilated, and when the conclusion is
reached, we shall know who Is to
Y blame for dilatory tactics.
The proposed Farmers' elevator in
Athena, if constructed on lines advo
cated, would forever settle the sack
question for them, and many of their
neighbors. Bulked grain was found
to bo a successful and profitable meth
od of harvesting, by those farmers
who tried it out last fall. To make it
general in this vicinity, all that is
needed is the elevator for cleaning and
The word "no" is not known in the
Red Cross drive for membership. In
this instance, it costs but one dollar
to show your Americanism in other
words, you are an American or you
Instead of a white Christmss, we
had one trimmed with a "silver thaw."
There were no snow halls, but the
kiddies made up for them by sliding
down hill to their heart's content.
Oregon leads the Nation in the Red
Cross drive for membership, and Uma
tilla county leads Oregon.
Methodist Episcopal Church.
ATHENA'S QUOTA EXCEEDED
BY OVER 112 PER GENT
The following standing of commit
tees will show the latest report of
Manager Gleiser, in the local Red
Cross drive for membership, and rep
resents 519 members secured in the
Christmas drive, or more than 112
per cent of Athena's quota, which was
set at ISO:
ft), of H., llo; 0. E. S. and Star
Club, 1 108; Red-Cross auxiliary, 8;
Library Board, 07; W. C. T. U., 70;
Baptist Aid society, 160; Rebekah
Lodge, 181, totaling 1620; and re
ceived by the manager but not yet as
signed, gives the grand total of 1629.
The local manager desires to thank
all who assisted in the drive by giving
services, automobiles, advertising etc. ;
also the people of the community who,
with but very few exceptions, respond
ed so enthusiastically. A few more
memberships are yet expected to come
Buttons have not yet arrived, but
State Chairman Chapman promises
them as soon as they are manufac
tured. topic: "A New Year Motto." Topic
for the evening, "Turning to God."
Friday evening of next week, Jan.
i, will be the get-together and roll
call service. All members are request
ed to be present. On January Vth we
will begin the revival services. Let
every member prepare to attend. The
public is invited to attend these meet
ings. D. E. Baker, Pastor.
ELBA'S SUPPLY OF IRON ORE f PATRIOTISM OP THE STOMACH
Mines Have Attached a New Import
' ance to the latand Napoleon Was
Held Prisoner There,
The Island of Elba, 'celebrated as
the place where Napoleon was im-d
prisoned In 1814, has since Italy's en
trance Info this war attracted much
attention as the location of valuable
Iron mines, writes a correspondent
In view of the scarcity ot Iron mines
In Italy and the difficulty of transport
ing ore or pigs from the United States
for use In the munition factories the !
mines of Elba have given a new Im- i
Sunday, Dec. !'0, Sunday school at
10 a. m. Preaching service will be of
a spe ial nature, to celebrate thi New
Year. Morning topic: A fresh tie
ginning;" evening topic, "The Power
.if Resolution. " A hearty invitation
is extended to you to worship at this
house of welcome. Walter S. Gleiser.
Tha Christian Church
"Vision and Victory," and "In
Christ," will be the respective themes
at the Christian church Sunday morn
ing and evening. The Bible school
will open at 10 a. m. with u rousing
song service and a good leader. Oom
munion at 11 a.m. Interest is grow
ing in many ways, but we are not Bat
isfied. The citizens of Athena are not
attending religious services. We In
vite you to come and will try and
do you good. There were three addi
tions recently, a nio'her, daughter and
son. Others are thinking.
The first floor will be done in about
another week. Then we will dedicate
and arrange for special things. Come
and join us in the good work.
D. Errctt, Minister.
A Farmers' Meeting.
A Farmers' Meeting will be held
at the Opera house r.t 1 :30 o'clock to
morrow, Dec. 39th, for purpose of dis
cussing the building of an elevator.
Good speakers are promised, so every
farmer is urged to come and show your
portnnce to the island. Travelers on
the Genoa-Rome Express, which skirts
the seashore ot the mainland, permit
ting a view on a clear day of the bine
Island rising out of the water six miles
distant, think rather of the tall foon-
I dry stacks In the foreground at I'lom-
blno than of the great soldier of other
In the days before the war this ex
press stopped at Camplglla to put off
tourists for Plomblno and Elba. To
day It stops to pnt off business men,
skilled Iron workers, Italian soldiers
and their Austrian prisoners Interned
on the Island. The side track at Cam
plglla has been enlarged since the war,
too, for the purpose of handling the
large quantity of Iron freight brought
over from Elba. Napoleon's name has
almost been forgotten on the Island, so
busy are the Inhabitants with war
work. "How can I get to the VUln San
Martlno?" a visiter arriving on the
tone wharf of the harbor Inquired of
a workman. The workman looked at
the visitor blankly, when the visitor
added: "You know, the place where
Napoleon used to live." The man shook
his head. "I'm a newcomer here. Nev
er beard of the place."
At the Baptist Church.
The services of Sunday were well at
tended with a splendid Bpirit. The
Christmas exercises Monday evening
wkte a grand success. The house wss
crowded and the program was well
raniered. After the program a sack
of candy and nuts was given to all
present. Quite a number of presents
ware brought and given out.
Next Sunday being the last Sunday
of the old year, and the close approach
to the new year, we will bring a mes
sage at the morning service from the
SHUN THE SWINDLERS.
When You Invest Your Money Da Not
Buy a Cold Brick.
Swindling promoters are shrewd.
Whenever they find any line of Indus
try phenomenally successful they un
mediately organize fake companies and
print lurid literature telling of the won
derful prospects lu thin Hue, of fortune
that have been made In It and of the
opportunity they are giving to small In
vestors to secure a generous Income.
So we have had automobile, oil, min
ing, real estate, hotel, plantation, and
now there are several newer schemes,
In which the credulous public Is invited
to put all Its loose change.
Why doesn't the public realize that
In all those lines of business the old,
well established ami dividend paying
concerns offer tho best opportunities
for Investment? They never print lurid
literature, guaranteeing fortunes and
promising extrnvngnnt dividends. They
are managed by men whose characters
put them above this, yet the public will
only hltc on a bait Hint Is made ex
traordinarily attractive by promises
Impossible ot itcrforuiniicc.
Henco tho vogue of companies that
soil their shores os low ns 1 cent each.
The mau With $10 who can buy a cer
tificate for 1,000 shares Jumps at the
promise held out to him that some day
his $10 may grow Into $10,000. To hlin
It Is a lottery, nothing else. And when
he loses, as he always does, he goes out
on the street corner and denounces the
"sharks of Wall stret." Jasper lu Les
Billions of Dollars' Worth Is Lost by
Wast Every Year,
An editorial In tho Farm and Fire
The present centering of attention by
economists on food waste Is showing
that one ot the most unnecessary loss
es of a valuable food product Is the
ungathered nectar of flowers.
Speaking In a broad way, there are
few farms In America that do not an
nually produce several hundredweight
of honey over and above tho honey re
quired to sustain the bee harvesters
of this appetizing staple food product.
The farms on which the owners sys
tematically plan to save their honey at
present are less than one hi a hundred.
On several million American farms
where this honey goes unharvested
year after year this wastage aggregates
billions of dollars.
A Minnesota scientific bee culturlst,
Francis Jager, Is authority for tho
statement that 100 colonies of honey
bees suitably located and properly car
ed for can be expected to average a
net production of proflt twice as great
as that of the average 100 acre farm
of bis stnto enn show, while the equip
ment and overhead arc less. Of coin so
100 colonies of bees cannot bo pnstur
ed on an averago sized farm, but thcro
are Innumerable farms where a dozen
hives of bees could gather $100 worth
of honey annually.
The Supreme Court.
For the supremo court of the Unltod
States there Is no exact precedent el
ther In the ancient or the modern times.
In making the great constitution the
"fathers" availed thcniselvca of all
past knowledge and experience, but It
was probably from the French publi
cist Montesquieu that they got their
idea of the supreme court. In this
book, "The Spirit of the Laws," Mon
tesquieu, after making a masterly anal
ysis of all forms of government, uses
tbeeo words: "There Is no liberty If tho
judicial power be not separated from
the legislative and the executive." The
framers of the constitution knew Mou
tesquleu's book well, and there Is not
any room for doubt about their getting
the Idea of the supreme court from
that source. Now York American.
WAR PROPHECY COMES TRUE
Russian Banker's Prediction Seven
Years Ago Provided for Famine
and the Bankruptcy of Nations.
Only seven years ago M. Blocb, the
great Russian banker, wrote: "That
Is the future of war not fighting, but
famine; not the slaying of men, but
the bankruptcy of nations, and the
breaking up of the whole social or
ganization of the nations."
The future of war, as written about
by M. Bloch seven years ago, Is the
present of war today, observes Ver
non Kellogg In the Atlantic. Not that
fighting and the slaying of men are
lessened. Only the Napoleonic and
the Thirty Years' wars approach to
day's war In the terrible losses of hu
man life; and too great a drain on
the human life of any one or several
of the nations enguged may be the de
ciding factor In the war's conclusion.
But on the whole, and ns matters stand
today, that part of M. Bloch's prophecy
referring to the predominant Influence
of the food problem In modern war
Is thoroughly borne out by the facts.
Despite the fearful and fatal strug
gling of an incredible number of men,
consuming Inconceivable quantities of
munitions, and using such amazing
methods of fighting as are beyond even
the fantastic imaginings of the ro
mancers of a decade ago, the national
and International phases of the food
and general economic problem are the
predominant features of the war sit
Neither Fried Chicken Ner Biscuit
Found by Hungry Hunter en
There are all kinds and varieties of
patriotism almost as many as there
are pickle of a certain variety. There
tsV the patriotism of speech, the patri
otism of arms, or money, of service
and so on. But of them all the hard
est for the average Individual Is the
patriotism of the stomach. So thought
a bunch of Indianapolis men who In
vaded Brown county for a day of hunt
ing, says the Indianapolis New.
After a day of hiking and tramping
over the hills, In which a idee string
of rabbits was the prize, these "tired
business men" adjourned to the farm
er's house where they had planned on
big "teed." You can imagine their
surprise and disgruntled feelings when
on seating themselves at the table they
found neither meat nor bread. The
expected fried chicken and hot biscuits
were missing. Of course, no 900 said
anything, but good many thoughts
made the air quiet.
That evening as they were leaving
for the train the old farmer friend
pointed to a small placard In the win
dow, and sold: "Well, boys, the next
time you come down we'll have that
fried chicken and biscuits. Mary said
we was a member of the United States
food administration now, and what
was the use of havln' a pledge card
if you didn't keep the pledge."
They had chosen the wrong day. Be
sides bringing home a lesson to some
of the party It served to call their at
tention to the fact that almost every
home down there, no matter how hum
ble and how far back In the hill, had
a food administration pledge card In
Illiteracy Before the War.
It Is difficult to make comparisons
of Illiteracy In France, England,
Spain nnd Portugal, Austrla-llungnry
and Scotland before the war, because
different methods of taking the count
are used In the various countries. In
giving the percentage of Illiteracy In
the countries below, there Is Indicated
In the parenthesis the basis on which
the computation was mude, notes an
Investigator: Austria, 18..7 (popula
tion over eleven years, 1910) ; Eng
land and Wales, 1.8 (marriages, 1001
1010) ; France, 14.1 (population over
ten years, 1000 or 4.1, marriages 1001
1010) ; Hungary, 38.8 (population over
six years, based on number unable to
read and write, 1010) ; Portugal, 08.0
(population over ten years, 1011, based
on Inability to read) ; Scotland, 1.0
(marriages 1001-1010) ; Spain, S8.7
(population over ten years). Except
In the cases mentioned, the term Il
literacy Is used to mean all persons
unable to write their own language.
Monkeys In Boots.
In tropical countries the natives have
many unique ways of catching mon
keys. One ot them, as explained by
a traveler, Is this: The hunters walk
about lu short boots In sight of the
How the "Goat" Cot Even.
A Southerner recently approached
the attendant of Y. M. C. A. No. 21.
"I should likes to borrow some
dl-es," he announced.
"I don't understand."
"You know, dl-es, things you shoot
"Oh, dice I Sorry, but we haven't
any of those. Dice oro one of the
few things that we don't supply."
"The boys sent me up after them,"
protested the rookie.
"I guess that was a Joke."
"Say, let me take some boxing
gloves for a few minutes. I'll bring
them right back."
And thus armed, the "goat," with
Are in his eye, walked off In the di
rection of his barracks. Boston
Real Chewing Plug
made ef ftleb. Sappy Tebsses
tha Gravely Way
gives more 80IM Comfort
with a Lima Chew
man a Ms chaw of rlMsr '
A tO. POUCH IS PROOF OF IT
THANK HELENS THAT I
MONKEY 13 STUFFED! ,
SO ABE SOME MEN WHEN THEY
SWALLOW THAT JUST AS GOOD
JOKE AND LET SOMEBODY
HAND THEM ORDINARY PLUG
INSTEAD OF REAL GRAVE LYjT
LOOK FOR, THE PROTECTION SEAL-IT IS NOT REAL GRAVELY WITHOUT THIS SEAL
E - -1
Forewarned la Forearmed.
A man went to a nearby city on busi
ness, and while there called at a bnnk
to get specie for some notes he ntirl
had on hand for a long time. They
proved to be on a defunct concern, and
the teller told him they were good for
"Wa'al, now, look a-here, mister."
said Uncle Cy. "won't ye Jlat tell a fel
ler how you can tell when money's
e.rala' tnr solle?" 1
$100 Reward, fiOt
The reader ot thla paper win be
nkasrd to learn that ther la at least
one dreaded disease that aclence ha
been able to cur la all Ita atasea and
uionkevs. Then they take the boot I Influenced by constitutional condition
off. place aomo gum In the bottoms I ST.1 iiV!.,?!
ml leave them OB the ground, with- acts thru the Blood on the Mucous 8ur
drawliig themselves to a great die- ft ' Syateni thereby destroylnt
tauee. Presently the monkeys com
down from the trees and try on tho
boots, and wbeu the hunters come aft
er ilicm the hoot stick to the feet of
er Mieiu tile hoots stick to th feet ot Catarrh Medicine that they offer One
the monkeys, and they are unable Kuna"a ln, 1,U""L ft
a 11111s 1110 initiative nine ana-1 Addm p j. chunky a CO., Toledo,
mala uru eupturvd. U van, who oy an vniggui. we.
the foundation ot the dleease. aivlnc tha
patient strength by building up the con
stitution and Assisting nature In doing Its
work. Th proprietors hve eo much
faith In the curative powers ot Hal'
BANANA FLOUR AND BREAD
Green Fruit, Full Grown, le Peeled,
Sliced and Dried, Then Ground
In Ordinary Corn Mill.
At a meeting of the Horticultural
club of Trinidad, samples of banana
flour and bread were exhibited and the
method of preparation described. It
was explained that the bananas from
which the flour and bread were made
had been taken from trees only five
days previously, the 'silk fig' small va
riety of bananas producing the best
results, reports Henry D. Baker, Amer
ican consul at Trinidad:
The process was described as fol
lows: "Full-grown green banana
should be selected. Peel, slice and dry
quickly, preferably on a -galvanised
sheet, then grind In ordinary corn
mill. From 63 pounds ot green ba
nanas 164 pounds of flour had been
obtained In the specimens shown. The
bread, which was very palatable, had
been made from two parts of banana
flour and one nnrt of wheat flour. The
banana flour could also be used as a
substitute for oatmeal porridge and al
so for making puddings.
The regular annual meeting of tbe
stockholders of tbe First National
Bank of Athena, Oregon, for the elec
tion of directors for the ensuing year
and for the transaction of such other
business as may lawfully come before
it, will be held in its office in Athena,
Oregon, on Tuesday, January 8th,
1918, at the hour of two o'clock, p. m.
F. S. LeGrow, Cashier.
December 7th. 1917.
Army Medical Department
There are now more than 13,900 offi
cers engaged In the work of the med
ical department of the army, Including
regular army officers and the four of
ficers' reserve corps medical, dental,
veterinary and sanitary connected
with the work under Surgeon General
Oorgas, says the Medical Journal. It
Is estimated that at least 24,000 phy
sicians will be Included In the person
ncl of the department when full
strength Is reached. Every step in car
ing for the physical welfare of tbe sob
dlers from the time they are sworn
Into service until they are discharged
comes under the medical department,
In this work Is Included Inspection ol
foods to be served soldiers, sanitation,
care of the sick and wounded, the oper
ation of field base nnd convalescent
hospitals, "re-education" of the permit'
nently crippled, handling the supplies
for all this work, etc. The total num
ber of hospital beds will be on a basis
of 25 per cent of the strength of th
Don't Flatter Yourself.
"Somehow I was always different
from other people," Is a common say
ing among men, even among those who
lay no claim to any special virtue, ob
serves Los Angeles Times. Indeed,
tho statement Is often made by those
who pretend to be ashamed of their
vices, but who are really almost proud
of them. To feel like that nud to ad
mit It Is only a confession of the ego
tism common to humanity. Whoever
you are, you are only different from
others In personality. You belong to
the rnco and probably are neither bet
ter nor worse than any one of the vast
majority. Everybody thinks that he
Is different from nil :he rest. , He
Notice to Creditors.
In the County Court of the State of
Oregon for Umatilla County.
In the Matter of the Estate of
William R. Scott, Deceased.
Notice is hereby given to all persons
whom it may concern that Ethel Gar
field Scott and W. B. Taylor have been
appointed joint administrators of the
estate of William R. Scott, deceased,
and have qualified as such. All per
sons having claims against said estate
are required to present them with pro
per vouchers according to law to one
of the said administrators at Athena,
Oregon, or to Homer I. Watts, their
attorney, at his office in Athena, Ore
gon, within six months from the date
of the first publication of this notice,
on Friday, November 23, 1917.
Ethel Garfield Scott,
W. R. Taylor,
In the County Court of the State of
Oregon for Umatilla County.
In the matter of the Estate of
Luke H. Read, Deceased.
Notice is hreeby given to all persons
whom it msv concern that I, George
W. Gross have been appointed adminis
trator of the estate of Luke H. Read
deceased, and have qualified as such.
All persons having claims against said
estate are required to present them
with proper vouchers according to law,
to me at Athena, Oregon, or to Homer
I. Watts, my attorney, at his office in
Athena, Oregon, within six months
from tbe date of the first - publication
of this notice, on Friday. November
28, 1917. George W. Gross,
Notice of Final Account
In the County Court for Umatilla
In the Matter of the Estate of
A. Kinnear, (Alexander Kinnear, )
Notice is hereby given. that the un
dersigned has filed her final account
and report as executrix of the estate
of A. Kinnear (Alexander Kinnear, 1
deceased, and that the above entitled
Court has fixed Saturday, Dec. 29,
1917, at the hour of 10 o'clock, a. m.,
of said day as the time, and the County
Court room in the County Court house
at Pendleton, Oregon, as the place for
hearing said final account. Objections
to said final account should be filed on
or before said date.
To Save Tin Now Wasted.
A small electric furnace has been
Installed and operation begun on the
volatilisation of tin from scrap at the
Northwest experiment station of the
United States bureau of mines at Seat
tle, Wash., says the Engineering and
Mining Journal. An extensive series
of experiments will be carried out
there with the Idea of saving the tin
now wnsted In discarded containers
and other forms of scraps.
"Darling," she saltl, "you know we
really ought not to fuss with each oth
er. Now, I want to make an agree
ment with you that we will never say
a hnfsh word or hove a alngle dis
pute." "All right, I'm with you," he agreed,
"but before we begin, I'd like to know
where In thunder you put those blank-ety-blnnk
clean socks you said you
Misfits at th Bargain Sabs.
Nell I stopped lu at a bargain sal
today. Belle-Did yon see anything
that looked real cheap! Nell Tea;
several men waiting for their wives.
"Pa, what Is a conceit T
"A mental disease, my boy, that U
dangerous only when It become chron
ic." Detroit Free Tress.
Th Old, Old Stery Balled Down.
Sbe (early In th evening) Good
..evening, Mr. Sampsoa Same She flat
in Uui evening U.ud aaWbtUc brae.
eiford to Le without the smarter
appearance iouucl lu garments
A. E. ANDERSON & CO.
W. A. Chase
Weed Auto Chains, Old Sol Spotlights, Kiear
Ughts Radiator Sementol, Radiator Covers,
Tires and Tubes in stock. Zerolene and Mo
boloil and Greases. Gasoline and Distilate.
Touring Car $360
FOB Factory, Detroit, cTMich
Service Day and Night
BURKES SON GARAGE
Phone 82 ATHENA, OREGON
Special Tractor Oil, Highest Grade
Paints and Roof Coating
Direct to You
Mr. Carownerl Mr. Farmer! See me before prces ad
vance Januaty 1st. It will pay you well
Most Liberal Terms
FRANKLIN R. HARRISON
Manufacturer's Agent for Eastern Oregon,
Will be at St. Nichols Hotel Athena, December 28 - 29
Peace and Goodwill
There is a tinge of sadness in the Christmas sea
son this year because peace is not worldwide.
We of America have much to be thankful for
May we use our prosperity to such a good ad
vantage that it may be maintained indefinitely.
Accept our hearty good will and best wishes
for the season.
If?!?! t .TUM-A-LUM LUMBER
Shelf and Heavy
BARRETT BUILDING, :: ATHENA, OREGON