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t .ATHENA, OREGON. SEPT. 15 1922
MORE SHAME TO THEM!
Pew bootleg patrons can give the
excuse of an uncontrollable appetite,
which was once the pitiable plea of
the drunkard who sought to drown
his remorse at public bars. The con
firmed inebriate is passing, but the
era is here when men and women
drink in pursuit of fancied, hectic
pleasure or merely because they
consider it "smart" to evade and
defy the nation's laws in order to
exalt what they are pleased to regard
as "personal liberty." They havs no
craving for liquor and will not ac
knowledge any crying need for it.
They do not deserve pity, but scorn.
They complicate the nation's prob
lem in dealing with the liquor evil.
They arc really responsible for the
crimes of violence incident to the
bootlegging traffic, since if there were
no customers there would be no
bootleggers. Many of them are in
other respects sober-minded and re
spectable citizens. When will they
awaken to a sense of their own
moral turpitude? When will they
begin to realize that prohibition is
not a farce but a serious and suc
cessful effort to stamp out what had
become an intolerable evil the open
saloon the most important step in
all history in the direction of pro
moting "the greatest good of the
AN EASY WAY OUT
the general election will occasion no
sorrow among those democrats who
see no good in the sensation-mon-gering,
Election returns show that net to
the same extent as heretofore can
the republicans rely upon Maine
strength to win.
News from Newberg will occasion
no regret that a bootlegger, instead
of his customers, got pretty well
Looks as though the republican
party of Oregon were between the
Portland Telegram and the deep blue
Rudyard Kipling is a poet. There's
a good deal he doesn't know, but he
doesn't know that he doesn't know it.
We fancy that Oregon will feel
strongly disinclined toward sjating
It's a sad reflection that the coal
which goes up in price will also
go up in smoke.
"Turko-Allied War Loooms." E.
0. headline. With Satan as the
"Toreador trousers" are now the
rage in Gotham. Bully breeches, eh?
Looks as though Massachusetts is
devoted to its Lodge.
The forlorn Greeks can see no
treat in retreating.
Come, come, Rudyard! Quit your
SHOWS VALUE OF EDUCATION
It occurs to the plain layman who
knows nothing about international
finance that the whole nroblem of
foreign debt could be solved by ! Bulletin gives the following advantages
ill euueuuoil .
Bulletin Issued by Wisconsin Institu
tlon Gives Some Facte That Are
The Wisconsin Educational News
granting a moratorium for twenty
five years, during which time neither
principal nor interest need be paid.
This would relieve England, France
and Italy, and would obviate repara
tions pressure upon Germany which
she asserts will overwhelm her. The
United States does not need the
money due from foreign nations, but
docs need the trade that will not
come save with the restoration of
European normalcy. And each na
tion at interest could "save its face, "
as the Chinese say. We would not
need to cancel nor would they need
to repudiate the debts due us from
foreign countries. Posterity will have
profited, we trust, by the fruit of
the great war fought at enormous
cost to life and treasure by this gen
eration. Let posterity pay its share
when the world is stable.
Permit us to suggest to the es
teemed Portland Telegram that if
anything the g. o. p. leaders may
do will result in the election of a
democratic governor, it shouldn't
stand in the way of such a boon.
We feel warranted in assuming
that while the Episcopalians of East
ern Oregon may not know wh m
they want for bishop, they do know
whom they do not want if he hap
pens to be a socialist.
mere may be some doubt as to
whether Charlie Hall as an inde
pendent candidate will hurt Ben 01
cott or Walter Pierce, but there'H no
question that he'll hurt Charlie Hall.
As Perry poins out in an Orcgon
ian cartoon, there's a political fly in
the tariff broth. What's more, the,
people aren't going to forget that it
was dropped in by republican cooks.
"Ladies of the Invisible Eye" gave
a Texas woman one hundred lashes.
And the poor, bruised soul is in a
position to tell the world that they
weren't eye lashes, either.
Kurd's anti-booze edict, if generally
adopted in other plants, will do more
than tons of dry literature to dis
courage the thirst for bootleg liquor
among the workingmen.
An English cleric holds that Ger
many should show a contrite heart.
How she can show what she evidently
does not possess he fails to explain.
"The doctors who tell us to be
careful about eating when unhappy
should revise the restaurant prices,"
says Washington Post.
It Is a financial Investment that
yields the highest dividends.
It results In safe aud sane citizen
ship. it increases the ability and desire
to serve others.
It adds to the appreciation and hap
piness of life.
It multiplies the chances of success
With no schooling the child has
only one chance lu 150,000 of render
ing distinguished service.
With elementary schooling the child
has four times the chance of the one
With a high-school education, he has
8T times the chance.
With a college education he has 700
times the chance.
Fewer than 1 per cent of Ameri
cans ure college graduates, yet tills 1
per cent has furnished : .
Fifty-five per cent of our Presidents.
Fifty-four per cent of our vice-presidents.
Forty-seven per cent of our speakers
of the house.
Thirty-six per cent of our members
Sixty-one per cent of our secretaries
Sixty-seven per cent of our attorneys
Sixty-nine per cent of our justices of
the Supreme court.
COMING WRITER OF FICTION
That ballot frauds fiasco leads to
the conclusion that when Oregon
stages a tempest it will be well
to look for the teapot.
The corset is coming back. In
sonic instances it's a becoming back
it comes to.
Little Jlmmle Shows Premise of Rising
te Eminence In the Realm of
Jlmmle, four years old, Is going to
write fiction, If his maturity bears out
the promise of his youth.
James has not since learned the
value of slicking close to facts.
He and his small sister were visit
ing a friend the other day. Tho young
woman had some flue roses In a vast
and was very proud of them.
"See my hlg roses," she exclaimed.
"We have nicer roses than that,"
said little sister, by way of prelimi
nary. "I don't think they are so big," said
Jlmmle. "We have soine at home as
big as a house."
Just then the young woman's father
"How much do you weigh, Jlniniler
"A hundred pounds," replied Jlmmle,
"That's a pretty good weight for
such a young fellow," the man said,
with a smile. "You see, I weigh BOO
"I weigh 1,000 pounds."
"Well I weigh a million trillion
"I weAgh all the words mid numbers
In the world," he said. Washington
The big vote for Miles C. Poin
do.ter is a not displeasing rebuke
to William R. Hearst and his Seat
tle newspaper. Poindexter incurred
Hearst's wrath by voting for the
four-power treaty. His probable de-1 " f00,ttjll"-r- I"r It's t he beginning of
feat of the democratic candidate in' '-nlnkJug l lour .dtaeualasi I
SJPPSP . . A
For',20 years neon gas lias been ail
almost useless curiosity in fhe chem
Now it will be put to work, in an
Improved spark detector for uutolsts,
ssys a bulletin of American Chemical
Bverj ' discovery made, by man hat
potent il usefulness, though it may be
useless when discovered and for years
The ifngllsli theory i loesnt seem to
be important In the average man's
life. It isn't now. 1'Vture will use
FLASHLIGHTS START BEE WAR
Naturalist In Charge of Moneymakers
Consequently Has Her Opinion
"If," said Miss Luclle B. Berg, nat
uralist, dabbing baking soda on a
half score red bumps on hand and
wrist, "there Is one thing a law-abiding,
industrious honey bee loathes, it's
"How come?" Inquired an inquirer,
lifting polite eyebrows.
"Flashlights," said Miss Berg, em
phatically. And It was flashlights that
started . a carnival of self-arranged
slaughter and sent two or three
hundred children and their mothers
and teachers milling around u great
glass cage In a loop department store.
Inside the "showcase" was a glass bee
hive and a swarm of sure-enough bees.
The swarm belongs to the Society
for Visual Education and Is part of a
nature exhibit Installed In the store. It
wus brought from the Bvanston studio
of the society by Miss Berg.
The buzzers were lured from their
winter coma by warmth and food and
set to work making honey in the glass
cage for the Instruction of public
school pupils. Photographers taking
pictures of the exhibit aroused the
swarm and hundreds begun lighting.
The colony broke up Into pairs which
lashed and clawed and stung until
scores lay dead on the floor.
While the excited Insects were
emerging from the hive Miss Berk
opened u little door in the outer cage
and sought to close the entrance. In
un Instant her hand and wrist were
covered with angry bees which drove
their daggers Into her flesh.
Children and mothers and teachers
danced about squeaking warnings. Miss
Berg finally abandoned her effort and
the bees fought until exhausted. Chi
cago Dully News.
SUPPLY OF POTASH ASSURED
Enough In Green Sand of New Jersey
to Satisfy American Farmers for
Right at our door und until a few
months ago quite unsuspected, lies
enough potash to supply the needs of
every American farmer for a thousand
years. It is the famous green sund
of New Jersey millions upon millions
of tons of which are found In that
state alone and running all the way
down as far as Virginia.
The Scientific American relates that
half a century ago local farmers used
it as a fertilizer, but for some reason
abandoned it. Now its value has been
recognized again and a big factory is
being built at New Brunswick, N. J.,
for turning the green sand Into pure
At a recent meeting of the Ameri
can Chemical society R. Norrls Shreve
read a puper in which he described the
process. This Involves treating the
green sand with milk of lime at about
470 degrees F. for one hour. Caustic
potash Ih the Initial result, but this Is
easily changed Into other potash com
pounds. Potassium nitrate Is shown to
be the best form In which to produce
the green sand potash for the fertllzer
Industry, for In It are united two of
(he most essential fertilizing elements
nitrogen and potash. New York
SUMMONS FOR PUBLICATION IN
FORECLOSURE OP TAX LIEN.
Very few people could say off-hand
the occasion when a king of England
"gave away" his daughter In marriage,
writes an English correspondent. As
a fact, authorities ore quite hazy about
It Hut this is Certain, that the hist
reigning king of England to have a
daughter married goes beyond recollec
tion; for It was neither Edward VII.,
of course, nor George IV., both being,
In turn, prince of Wales when their
respective ilnughters were married.
The last Instance, then, was that of
George IH., who came to the throne
1700 and died IS20. His eldest daugh
ter was married In 17117, the third In
1818, the fourth In 1818. The ease,
however, of any only daughter goes
back to Henry I., In the Eleventh cen
tury. His only daughter Matilda mar
ried Henry V, emperor of the West,
when her father had been four years
king of England.
.Tnhnnlo. a Columbus youngster, had
only four candles on his hist birthday
cake, but he Is already wen versed in
legal procedure. Being In need of
having ono of his teetli extracted he
was taken to the office of a dentist.
When perched In the chair he decided
thai he did not w ish to part company
with bis ailing tooth and could not be
persuaded to open his mouth. With
consummate skill the doctor distracted
his attention and made 1dm gap with
wonder at a fabricated tale. In went
the forceps and out came the tooth
before Johnnie realized It. The hoy did
not say word until lie started to
leave the office, when ho turned on
the surprised doctor and said se
riously : "BhUnS you, doctor, I have a
good mind to prosecute you for this!"
In the Circuit Court of the State of
Oregon, for the County of Uma
tilla. John Vert and Jessie S. Vert
Christian H. Carlson, sometimes
known as Chris H. Carlson, Defen
dant. To Christian H. Carlson, sometimes
known as Chris H. Carlson, the above
IN THE NAME OF THE STATE
You are hereby notified that John
Vert and Jessie S. Vert the holders
of Certificate of Delinquency num
bered 1576 issued on the 6th day of
May, 1919, by the Tax Collector of
the County of Umatilla, State of
Oregon, for the amount of Two and
80-100 Dollars, the same being the
amount then due and delinquent for
taxes for the year 1917, together
with penalty, interest and costs there
on upon the real property assessed
to you, of which you are the owner
as appears of record, situated in said
County and State, and particularly
bounded and described as follows, to-
Th'e North Half of Northeast Quar
ter of Section Twenty-six, Town
ship One South, Range Thirty-five
E. W. M.
You are further notified that said
John Vert and Jessie S. Vert, have
paid taxes on said premises for prior
or subsequent years with the rate of
interest on said amounts as follows:
Year's Tax, 1918; Date Paid, May
3, 1919; Tax Receipt Number, 6819;
amount, $2.70; rate of interest, 12
Year's tax, 1919; date paid, April 6,
1920; tax receipt number, 5762;
amount, $4.20; rate of interest, 12
Year's tax, 1920; date paid, March
19, 1921; tax receipt number, 1769;
amount, $5.18; rate of interest, 12
Said defendant, as the owner of the
legal title of the above described
property as the same appears of rec
ord, and each of the other persons
above named are hereby further not
ified that John Vert and Jessie S.
Vert, plaintiffs herein, will apply to
the Circuit Court of the County arid
State aforesaid for a decree foreclos
ing the lien against the property a
bove described and mentioned in said
certificate. And you are hereby sum
moned to appear within sixty days
after the first publication of the sum
mons exclusive of the day of said first
publication, and defend this action or
pay the amount due as above shown
together with costs and accrued in
terest and in case of your failure to
do so, a decree will be rendered fore closing
the lien of said taxes and exits
against the land and premises above
This summons is published by or
der of the Honorable Gilbert W.
Phelps, Judge of the Circuit Court
of the State of Oregon, for the Coun
ty of Umatilla, and said order was
made and dated this 2nd day of Au
gust, 1922, and the date of the first
publication of this summons is the
11th day of August, 1922.
All process and papers in this pro
ceeding may be served upon the un
dersigned residing within the Stute
of Oregon, at the address hereafter
Raley, Raley & Steiwer, Attorney's
for the Plaintiff.
Address, Pendleton, Oregon.
For Sale Choice residence in Athe
na for sale. Property well located
good revenue producer for small
family. Price $5000.00, purchaser to
assume balance of street paving as
sessment. This is a bargain, and we
will sell it soon. If interested, see
Cox Investment Company
The Northern Pacific Railway Com
pany will employ men at rates pre
scribed by the United States Rail
roal Labor Board as follows:
Machinists 70c per hour
Blacksmiths 70c per hour
Sheet Metal Workers . . 70c per hour
Electricians 70c per hour
Stationary Engineers. .Various rates
Stationary Firemen. . .Various rates
Boilermakers. 70c and 704c per hour
Passenger Car Men . . . 70c per hour
Freight Car Men 63c per hour
Helpers, all classes . . 47c per hour
Mechanics and Helpers are allowed
time and one-half for time workec
in excess of eight hours per day.
Young men who desire to learn
these trades will be employed and
given an opportunity to do so. A
strike now exists on the Northern
Apply to any Round House or shop,
or to Superintendent,
Northern Pacific Railway
at Pasco, Washington
Eagles Dislike Airplanes.
Kngles are very Jealous of the air
nUiu'i itvulrv to their nitc-loinr mon
archy of the air. One pilot, recently
flying down over Scotland toward Eng
land, suddenly saw an eagle make a
ferocious swoop at him. It dashed
right Into the whirling propeller and
broke ono of the blades, forcing the
pilot to make un awkward lauding IB
an unsuitable country. Another eagle,
after wheeling urounil a monoplane,
evidently seeking for a vulnerable
Spot, Rew down directly tit the pilot
In his cockpit. Lticklly lie bad a pistol
close at hand, and drove away the bird
with a succession of shots.
DRS. A. D. I R. A. FRENCH
French Optical Parlors
IS E. Main St Phone 653
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I The Leather Jerkin
Defies Outdoor Cold
A garment of the greatest utility for every man and
woman who works or plays out of doors Worn liudei or
over the coat. Does not interfere with the natural move
ment of the arms.
The D. S. Government Inspec
tion Label sewed u
Wind, rain nnd cold proof
cut fur comfort leather rein
forced wool blanket lined,
full SO to T: Inch length Sizes
118 to 40.
Our ;71 stores are now offering a large quantity of the U. S. :
8oTernnent'B Leather Jerkins garments of the greatest utility.!
Our price is sure to sell them quickly, so quick action is ud vised,,
Women's Black Kid Oxfords
Neat and Comfortable
Ton can almost tad tit comfort
in these oxfords by looking at Vat
picture. They're circular Tamp,
plain toe, rubber top lift on heel, I
A Marathon Winner,
with a big margin
This is the most pop-!
ular of all the large
hats for men. The illus-j
t ration above is of one
of our "Marathon";
genuine velours. Fin
ished with silk baud,
Ica'hcr sweat and tiHl
satin lining. In bu jlv
sltit, seal and brow.
A Real Value ct
in Internal Medicine for the
past eleven years.
DOES NOT OPERATE
Will be at
St George Hotel Wednesday
C& Thursday, October 4th CB,
Office Hours: 10 a. m. to 4 p. m.
Two Days Only
No Charge for Consultation
Dr. Mellenthin is a regular graduate
in medicine and surgery and is li
censed by the state of Oregon. He
visits professionally the more import
ant towns and cities and offers to all
who call on this trip free consulta
tion, except the expense of treatment
According to his method of treat
ment he does not operate for chronic
appendicitis, gall stones, ulcers of
stomach, tonsils or adenoids.
He has to hiscreidt wonderful re
sults in diseases of the stomach, liver,
bowels, blood, skin, wetting, catarrh,
weak lungs, rheumatism, sciatica, leg
ulcers and rectal ailments.
If you have bce-i ailing for any
length of time and do not get any
better, do not fail to call, as impro
per measures rather than disease are
very often the cause of .our long
Remember above date, that consul
tation on this trip will be free and
that his treatment is different.
Married women must be accompan
ied by their husbands.
Address: 336 Boston Block, Minne
Two cans Milk, 25c
Two cans Beans, 25c
Two pkg's Corn Flakes, 25c
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For all accounts now on our books which are paid in full on or before
date of Fair, in amounts:
$ 20 to $ 50 we will give 1 ticket I $500 to $600 we will give 6 tickets
$ 50 to $100 we will give 2 tickets
$100 to $250 we will give 3 tickets
$250 to $400 we will give 4 tickets
$400 to $500 we will give 5 tickets
$600 to $700 we will give 7 tickets
$700 to $800 we will give 8 tickets
$800 to $900 we will give 9 tickets
$1000 & over, will give 10 tickets
Yes, Thank You
I am busy now, a great part of the time, BUT NEVER TOO BUSY
to look at your teeth, advise you as to your needs in my line.
Tell you the probable cost and when you should have it done.
T guarentee to satisfy you in quality of work and price. I use noth
ing but the best material.
Do not go around with unsightly teeth, or desceased and unhealthy
ones. You owe it to yourself,
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