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These are regular 50c, 65c and
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at this price for the one week,
Presents Pitiful Spectacle.
The return to tranc;? of the women,
children and oW men who were sent
out of thnt part of France which was
occupied by Germans for more than
four years presented pitiful spectacles.
Many of these refugees were little
tots whose fathers and mothers had
been tnkcn away by the cruel Boche to
work In Germany or behind the fight
ins lines. Others were orphans.
The curbstone strategists who won
the war have gone back to a rest area
to make room for the genius that Is
to rebuild Europe as it should be
Catarrh Cannot Be Cured
with LOCAL APPLICATIONS, aa they
cannot reach the seat of the disease.
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GOT THE BANANAS
It ie midnight. In the border town
across the river the populace hus gone
to lied. The streets ure deserted and
m'.val save for the measured tread of
the occasional policeman on his noc
turnal rounds. But the lights ure still
glowing in the railway station on the
water front, their brightness Intensi
fied by the enveloplog gloom.
A train of Pullmans rumbles In from
the ferry dock with a great jangling
ol hells and creaking of wheels as the
brakes take hold. In the stillness of
the night the racket Is magnilied a
thousandfold, but the town slumbers
Above the Incessant clang of the lo
comotive bell uud the hiss of escaping
steam there comes to the ears of the
wuyfarer from the States a sound that
Instantly claims his attention the
rhythmic trump, tramp, of feet, hun
dreds, thousands of them it seems, as
the faint staccato becomes n inuliled
roar. There Is no resisting its lure.
The wayfarer turns In his trucks and
"Left turn I" rings out the crisp
command close at hand nd, with
wheel-like precision, u column of
DM echini men In the familiar olive
drab rolls Into view around the corner.
"Vunks, sure as I'm ullve!" exclaims
the man from the States as he falls
lido step and follows along the side
walk. Yes, Yanks Undo Sam's own
doughboys on their way to Berlin via
the western front, and out to Umber
rn end jt a breath of fresh air ,'vhile
I u new engine is oemg noo.;eu up.
(tu they come, alert, keen-eyed fel
I lows fresh from the training camps,
splendid Americans all, and eager for a
brush with the I Inn.
Still the town slumbers It is accus-
! tomed to such sights; but to the Amer
I loan, taken unawares, It Is an inspiring
Far up the street, an oasis In the
! black desert of night, n friendly light
beacons. As the column approaches
the boys recognize the familiar out
lines of a fruit stand. The enterprising
merchant knows all about these mid
night "parades" and Is prepared. A
thousithd pairs of eyes turn hungrily
to hunches of yellow bananas dangling
from their hooks, but the trim young
sergeant Is looking straight ahead.
They arc all business, those sergeants.
The mun from the States has seen
It all ; It Is Ids chance. A crisp Ameri
can bank note quickly changes hands
and presently there Is an empty hook
where u bunch of bananas bung a mo
ment before. Magically, It seems, the
coveted fruit has found Its way Into
the rear ranks. I.Ike a cork in a rough
sea the bulky thing Is- tossed along
from line to line, growing constantly
smaller until the bure stalk Is thrown
into the gutter, leaving a hundred
bulging pockets in its wuke.
Thus did one putrlotlc fund sub
scriber do an extra "bit" for the boys
of the olive drab. At any rate, he
wore the patriotic fund emblem on his
In these turbulent days of geo
graphical upheaval, It Is to he hoped
that the venerated equator will not be
moved and that there will be no dis
turbance of the axis of the earth.
Notice to Creditors.
In the County Court for Umatilla
In the Matter of the Estate of John
S. Harris, Deceased.
Notice is hereby given that the
undersigned has been appointed exec
utor of the last will and testament of
John'S. Harris, deceased, by the above
entitled Court. All persons havhg
claims against the above entitled es
tate should present them to me at
Athena. Oregon, or to my attorney,
Homer I. Watts, at his office in Ath
ena, Oregon, within six months from
the first publication of this notice; said
claims to be verified as by law re
quired. Dated at Athena, Oregon, this 18th
day of April, 1019.
Henry A. Barrett, Kxecutor.
Notice to Creditors.
In the County Court of the State of
Oregon for Umatilla County.
In the Matter of the Estate of D. G.
Notice is hereby given to all persons
whom it may concern that Alexander
McKenzie has been appointed executor
of the last Will and testament of Dan
iel G. McKenzie, deceased, and has
qualified as such. All persons having
claims against his estate are required
to present them with proper vouchers
to the said executor at his home in Ad
ams, Oregon, or at the law office of
Will M. Peterson in the Smith-Crawford
Building at Pendleton, Oregon,
attorney for the executor, within six
months of the date of the first publica
tion of this notice, which is Friday,
the 18th day of April, 1910.
Alexander McKenzie, Executor.
Will M. Peterson,
Attorney for Exerutoi.
Notice of Final Account.
In the County Court for Umatilla
In the Matter of the Estate of Cath
erine A. Zerba, Deceased:
Notice is hereby given that the un
dersigned has filed his final account
and ropprt in the above entitled matter
and that the above entitled Court has
fixed Saturday, May 10, at the hour of
10 o'clock a. m., of said day as the
time, and the County Court room in
the Court house at Pendleton, Oregon,
as the place for hearing said account
and report. Objections to said final
account and report should be filed on
or before said date.
Ernest A. Zerba,
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Die we must, but why be dying
All our days?
Turn away from faithless sighing,
Turn to praise.
Bhow the courage of glad living
In earth's need,
And thy witness of thanksgiving
Men will heed.
I. C. Rankin.
A FEW GOOD COOKIES.
Take one cupful of sugar, one-third
of a cupful of shortening, two tea-
spoonfuls of cream
of tartar and one
of soda, one-half
cupful of mill: and
a little flour sifted
with the soda and
cream of tartar;
add the rest of the
milk and flour. Roll
out and place the following tilling on
one and cover with another:
Filling. Take one cupful of raisins,
half a cupful of sugar, half a cupful of
hot water, one tahlespoonful of flour
and the Juice of half a lemon. Cook
until smooth and thick. Put on the
cookies and bake.
Ginger Cakes. Take one and one
half cupfuls of shortening, one cupful
each of sugar and molasses, two eggs,
one tenspoonful of soda, dissolved In
a half cupful of boiling water. Gin
ger, cinnamon, cloves and snlt to taste.
Add flour to roll and let stand on Ice
to chill before rolling.
Fruit Cookies. Take three eggs, one
scant cupful of shortening, one and
one-half cupfuls of sugar, two cupfuls.
of flour, one tenspoonful of cinnamon,
a tenspoonful of sodn dissolved In one
hnlf cupful of hot water. One cup
ful of grated coconut, one pound of
dates cut fine, one teaspoonful of salt
and lemon or vanilla extract for fla
voring. This makes 40 small cakes.
Bake In small tins or patty pans.
Jumbles. Take one cupful of mo
lasses, one-fourth of a teaspoonful of
soda, bent well, add three beaten eggs,
one cupful of brown sugar, one cupful
of shortening, a half teaspoonful of
snlt, one-half tahlespoonful of ginger,
the same of cinnamon and four cup
fuls of flour. Drop like drop cookies.
Glngersnaps. Take one cupful each
of shortening, molasses, brown sugar,
add one beaten egg, one tahlespoonful of
ginger, one-half teaspoonful of salt,
one teaspoonful of soda and flour to
roll. Cook for six minutes nfter It be
gins to boll, the sugar, molasses and
shortening; cool and add the egg, then
"the rest of the Ingredients.
In addition to road paving and grad
ing projects, for which contracts will
be let by the state highway commis
sion when It meets in Portland on
April IB, contracts will be awarded
for the construction of two large
bridges of steel and concrete. Across
the Deschutes river near Miller sta
tion on the county line between Wasco
and Sherman counties, a bridge B75
feet long is to be built, while across
the John Day river, near Rock creek,
between Sherman and Gilliam coun
ties, a bridge 600 feet long is to be
The improvement of the old mili
tary wagon road over the summit of
the Cascade mountains by way of the
upper Willamette river into Klamath
county, thereby providing a good
automobile highway between Eu
gene and Klamath Falls and Inci
dentally to Crater lake, was practical
ly assured when the Lane county
court promised a committee from the
Eugene chamber of commerce that it
would furnish the monoy to improvo
that portion of the road between the
Rignon ranch and the summit of the
mountains, leaving only a few miles
In Klamath county to be Improved.
Charles Feller's attempt to abro
gate the law preventing the shipment
of crabs to places other than in Coos
county, has precipitated one of the
liveliest fights Coos bay has known
recently. Fearing the attempt might
have a good start, a number of citi
zens contributed to a fund to engage
an attorney, E. L. McClure, to assist
District Attorney John F. Hall In de
fending the law which many believe
to be weak. Mr. Feller forwarded two
crabs to a Portland friend, with the
understanding that a test should be
made Immediately. The case will
probably go to the supreme court.
A rigid quarantine against the im
portation of sheep into the state of
Oregon was put into effect by Gover
nor Olcott after consultation with
Stato Veterinarian Lytle, who is seek
ing to guard the sheep on the ranges
of this state against the ravages of
scabies a contagious sheep disease
which is raging In other states. The
governor issued a proclamation pro
hibiting the bringing of sheep into
Oregon unless they are rigidly in
spected and passed under the direction
of the state voterluarian. A special
permit is required for the importation
of all sheep unless they are brought
Into the state for Immediate slaugh
ter. It is understood that scabies has
not yet made its appearance among
the sheep ol this state and by close
quarantine methods the state live
stock officials hope to keep the- state
fret tram this contagion.
TWO EX-PREMIERS IN CABINET
Situation In British Politin That Has
Never Before Occurred Is Among
Herbert II. Asqulth, former premier,
Is often mentioned as a possible nddi
tiou to the present cabinet. The Man
chester Guardian points out that if this
happens Lloyd George will have two
former prime ministers among his sub
ordinates. There Is no former Instance
of this state of things In modern his
tory, and it is a long time now since an
English government contained in a
secondary place even one former pre
mier. The classical case occurred about the j
middle of last century, and Is furnish
ed by the gume of see-saw which was I
played by Lord John Russell and Lord
Palmerston. In the government of
1S-1C-52 Lord John Russell was prime
minister and Lord Palmerston foreign
secretary and in the government of
1S50-03 their two positions were ex
It was Lord John Russell's excep
tional fate to be prime minster from
the age of fifty-four till that of sixty,
to be In and out of subordinate office,
under Lord Aberdeen and then under
Lord Palmerston, from sixty to seventy-three,
and ut that age to be prime
If Lloyd George gets Mr. Asqulth as
well as Mr. Balfour he will have all the
living former premiers except one, the
exception being Lord Rosubery, whose
period of office 15 months was so
short as to compare with the mete
oric premiership of the age of Canning.
FLASH LIGHTS IN UNISON
Fireflies Seem to Have an Understand
ing as to When to Begin
Various observers testify to the fact
thnt myriads of glow worms very oc
casionally Indulge In synchronous flash-I
Ing with very beautiful effect. It is
thought by some that this phenom
enon is accidental, although In this
light some cases would seem incred
ible. John V. Purcell of Washington,
D. 0 records that In the town of Co
tabato, island of Mindanao, P. I., a few
years ago there were two trees about
the size of apple trees and perhaps a
hundred yards apart, and every eve
ning these were filled with fireflies
which flashed In unison, first one tree
lighting up and then the other. There
must have been several thousand In
sects In each tree, yet the synchronism
was so perfect that rarely or never
did a single firefly flash at the wrong
"To the best of my recollection the
illumination period lasted about two
or three seconds and the dark periods
perhaps twice that long. I can posi
tively vouch for the accuracy of the
foregoing, for it seemed so strange and
produced so beautiful an effect that I
thought it one of the most remarkable
things in the Philippines, and it made
a deep impression on me."
War Brings Peace to New York.
All is peace in New York's toughest
district since the war. A year or so
ago any person who wandered through
the "Gas House" district, on First ave
nue from Seventeenth to Twenty-second
street, at night usually came away
minus his watch and roll and with a
battered countenance. Many were the
actual and alleged breaches of the
peace laid to the young manhood of
this section of the city. It ran the
gamut of everything from riot to mur
der. Today all this is changed. Since
the "Gas House" gang has donned the
khaki there is an air of refinement and
culture in the district. Men neigh
bors meet on friendly terms and
clothes-line fights and feuds between
the women arc only memories. Gone
is the old order of things material.
Fights have given way to celebrations
In honor of the lads "from the district
now fighting in France. There are
171 of them from this section and
the other night a service flag was un
furled. It showed five gold stars.
Two thousand men, women and chil
dren, many of them mothers and fa
thers, lifted their voices in a pean of
Twice Cited for Bravery.
To have been cited by the French
for bravery twice since his arrival in
France in January Is the record of
Professor Stephen H. Bush of the
University of Iowa. In the wake of
the first offlclnl announcement came a
lengthy cablegram with the details of
his second citation. "Courage and ten
acity In bringing In wounded over ex
posed places" were conspicuous on the
part of Professor Bush, who Is work
ing for the Y. M. C. A. with the Mo
The cablegram further declares that
the "Fench are devoted to Professor
fyish and the other Y. M. C. A. work
ers In his division and are gaining a
high opinion of Americans through con
tact with them." Professor Btufh is
head of the department of roriiance
languages at the university. Iowa
University News Letter.
The appearance of the letter B on
oats cotSng dp this season, which is
astonishing people In the rural regions
of Wisconsin, Is less mysterious than
what is said to have happened at Zan
zibar, where, so report nvers. a fish
was caught with two Inscriptions in
Arabic characters on Its tall. These,
as deciphered by scholars, were re
spectively "The work of God" and
"God alone." However, the Zanzibar
narrativje Js. a. fish story. Milwaukee
The Man who Wors for His Money
gives full value for it and has the right to expect the
same when he pays out the reward f his toil. He will
net it every time at this Grocery Store, where bin val
ues are proverbial. We want the trade of those who !
must be careful what they spend. They more fully
appreciate the saving our service a fiords. Come in,
give us a trial and be convinced.
The Economy Cash Grocery
and your Orders will be filled.
Hew Do You Do?
The rJWan Who is Afraid
of His Own Judgment is
to Be Pitied.
Did you evre do a deal and then step off to one side to
look yourself and the deal over to see whether you got
the best of the other fellow or he got the best of you?
Why do people smile when you remark: "The Deal
is made, and each of us made a quarter."
You are incredulous; because it is so universally the
intent and purpose of human nature to "do the other
If we practice and mutually prefer to deal in such
manner that each party to the deal is bettered by the
transaction, the atmosphere would be more healthy
and agreeable and there would be less use for lawyers.
And there would be neither surprise nor humor in the
remark quoted above.
We hereby bow and tender our hands in acknowledge
ment of your many kind greetings. We are frank to
say we have always felt at home in your midst; but
to be so kindly receiv:?djby you is certainly pleasing
and encouraging to us.
In our deal just consummated with your fellow towns
man. Henry Barrett, we have learned to, know him
better and we have not been disappointed in our pre
vious respect and good opinion of him. We each can
say we feel and believe we have bettered our respect
ive conditions and we come a little elbser among you
people of this vicinity, hoping to prove ourselves
worthy of your kind welec e aH friendly greetings.
' From "Just Ovethe HjH"
Watts & Rogers
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