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ROGERS & GOODMAN (A Mercantile-Trust,) ATHENA, OREGON
FREIGHT RATES M HIT
A Washington special to the Port
land Oregonian, says the farmers'
light to a reduction in freight rates
was upheld as against the petition
of western railroads in a brief filed
with the interstate commerce com
mission by the public service com
mission of Oregon.
Declaring that the proposed in
crease in rates would result in the
establishment of unreasonable and
discriminatory schedules disrupting
the adjustments and established
trade relationships built up by the
federal commission, the Oregon reg
ulatory body stated that the rights
of shippers had not been considered
by the western roads, which had
submitted "purely a revenue case.".
"The condition of farmers in the
Pacific coast territory is much more
serious than in other parts of the
United tates," said the brief. "This
is due in part to the great distances
separating Pacific ccast producing
points from the important consum
ing centers. While some testimony
in the record of this case suggests
that the agricultural industry as a
whole throughout the United States
has shown an improvement, we wi.sh
it to be thoroughly understood that
this situation is not true of the Pa
cific coast, particularly among pro
oTucers of grain, fruits and livestock.
"The industries are shown to be
yet in. a precarious condition, re
quiring every consideration and
concession possible. This 13 most
forcefully shown by the recent ne
cessity for legislative action in Ore
gon appropriating money to as
sist the farmers in purchase of seed
wheat following a freeze. Condi
tions are indeed serious when the
farmers are not able to obtain suf
ficient credit from the banks to buy
wheat for reseeding their ranches
and are obliged to call upon the
state legislature for aid."
Present circuitous routes in Ore
gon by which tonnage from the
western part of the state is trans
ported from 350 to 650 miles out of
line over severe mountain grades
were called "economically wasteful"
by the state commission.
"As compared with possible direct
routes, we find that on eastbound
shipments from Southern Pacific
points originating in Oregon, of the
more important commodities alone,
the economic waste was approxi
mately $1,000,000 on the business of
1D24, which is more than 1V4 ' times
the increase petitioned for by the
originating carriers," says the brief.
Uncompleted stub lines in Oregon
representing investments of $30,
1)00,008 cannot be expected to be
profitable, it is stated, until extended
to the tonnage which they were or
iginally intended to carry. .
"It is a recognized fact that great
prosperity of both the Union Pacific
and Southern Pacific lines existed
of the time Oregon traffic was
handled via direct and natural
routes," the commission asserts.
"Since this practice was discon
tinue.', earning of both carriers have
Any opinion as to whether the re
solution was intended to repeal all
rate-of-return requiremments, so far
as agricultural is concerned, is avoid
ed by the Oregon commission, but
section 13A of the transportation
act is declared not to be mandatory
SUNDAY SCHOOLS TO HOLD -AN
The Sunday schools of Athena,
Adams, Helix and Weston will hold
an inspirational rally at Adams,
Sunday, April 18, beginning at two
p. m. The rally will be held under
direction of the Oregon Council of
Religious Education. The program
2:00 P. M. Devotional, Rev. P, L.
2:30 P. M. Address, "The Respon
sibility of the Home to the Task of
Religious Education," Rev. J. A.
. 3:30 P. M. Special Music, Helix,
3:35 P. M. Discission.
4:00 P. M. Roll Call: Each Sun
day School should respond with a
Scripture motto or a song.
PISHING SEASON OPEN
The trout fishing season opened
yesterday. The following streams
are closed in Umatilla county: yma
tilla river for a distance of 300 feet
below the Three Mile Division dam
in said river. South Fork of the
Umatilla river and all tributaries.
All tributaries of Meacham creek, in
cluding the "North and South Porks.
North Fork of the Walla Walla river
and tributaries. South Fork of the
Walla Walla river above the Intake
Power Plant on said river for a dis
tance of six miles above said plant.
North and South Forks of McKay
creek and all tributaries. Butter
creek above Rust Bridge. Pearson
creek. East Birch creek, from the
mouth of Pearson creek to its source.
All tributaries of the Umatilla river
including the North and South Forks
above Meacham creeki
Athena people were Interested, in
seeing the play of the Aurora Bore
alis Wednesday night. Attention
was first attracted by fan shaped
rays of. light extending from the
southeast across the zenith in a north
westerly direction. The sky was un
usually clear and stars could be seen,
distinctly beyond the light rays. At
times the rays took on different eol.
ors, light, blue and pale rose being
most noticeable. After a time the
position was changed farther south
and then seemed to fade entirely.
Later well defined bars of light ap
peared in the north. All evening
the northern sky was white with a
weird light especially near the horizon.
IN SOUTH AMERICA
The Weston Leader reports that H.
E. Lindley, son-ih-law of Mrs. Jen
nie Proebstel of Weston, has taken,
cn his 'new duties at Buenos Ayres,
Argentina, where he has a respon
sible and lucrative position, with the
International Harvester company.
He reached the South American me
tropolis after an ocean voyage of
forty days. Mrs. Lindley will leave
to join him so soon as her school
j work is finished at Enterprise, Ore
AT PORTLAND SHOOT
Marion Hansell returned from
Portland Monday, where he partici
pated in the Rose City Hundred
three-day trap shoot. Marion shot
; well in several events, ranking third
in the doubles. Frank Troeh was
high man of the shoot. He smashed
19G targets out of a possible 200,
and went straight in the Rose City
The Social Side
TRIP ROUND THE WORLD
Another community affair that
proved a most successful event oc
curred Saturday night at the Metho
dist church, when Athena people
dined in cosmopolitan style.
Oyster soup with the approved
French touch was seryed at a booth
representing France and presided
over by ladies of the Methodist
Italian salad with the proper in
gredients including spaghetti and
other frills was served by smiling
maids in characteristic costumes.
From this course the travelers were
escorted to Mexico where chili beans
with the proper "hot stuff" was the
feature. These were served by Bap
tist church ladigs.
Real qld fashioned Irish Stew was
the "piece de resistance" served by
piquant Irish maids from a booth all
striped in green and white and where
shamrocks formed the decoration.
The Christian church ladies were re
sponsible for this feature of the din
ner. And for dessert, members of the
Civic club served pie and coffee from
tables beneath the stars and stripes.
The Jolly Joy-Makers orchestra
were generous in their part of the
entertainment. Other talent assisted
in making the program a success.
About ninetyfive dollars was taken
in and this amount will be sent to
the Louise Home for unfortunto
girls, located in, Portland.
A very unique program was pre
sented at the Etude club meeting at
the home of Mrs. Max Hopper when
Mrs. Frank Ames and Miss Edna
Pinkerton had charge of the after
Members and guests were greeted
by the hostesses who were in Indian
costume. The program was given
with an Indian wigwam, baskets, and
rugs as an. appropriate setting. Mrs.
Ames gave an interesting paner on
Indian music, ils origin and develop
ment. , The following numbers were
rendered by members in Indian cos
tume. Piano solo, "Indian Lament" Mrs.
Max Hopper; Vocal solo, "The Land
of Sky Blue Water" Mrs. David
Stone; Musical reading, "Red Wing"
Mrs. Lawrence Pinkerton with re
frain by Miss Edna Pinkerton; Vocal
solo", "A-oo-ah," Lieurance, Mrs.
Ralph McEwen; Piano duet, Mrs. O.
O. Stephens and Mrs. Max Hopper;
Characteristic Indian war dance,
Mrs. Ames, Mrs. Hopper and Miss
Pinkerton; Vocal solo, "Madrigal"
Mrs. O. H. Reeder; Piano solq "From
an Indian Lodge," MacDowell, Mr?.
Ralph McEwen; Vocal solo and tab
leau, "Indian Dawn" Miss Pinkerton
and Mrs. Ames; Vocal solo, "By the
Waters of Minnetonka" Miss Lor
raine Terry; Indian dance, Marjcrio
Douglas; Vocal solo "Fallen Leaf"
Miss Terry with chorus, Mrs. Bryce
Baker, Miss Dorothy Rodman, Mrs.
McEwen, Miss Pinkerton; Invocation
to the Sun God, Mrs. David Stone.
Refreshments were served from a
wigwam in the dining room, and
coffee was poured from an antique
pot over a real camp fire.
Guests of the club included, Mrs.
Fred Pinkerton, Mrs. Anna Mclntyre,
Mrs. Bert Logsdon and Misss Hilda
April 22. 1904
Lester Beale, the eldest son of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Beale, died yes
terday morning at the family home
in Milton. The boy had been in poor
health for years, and lately had
grown much worse. All that medical
skill and good nursing could accomp
lish could not save the boy's life and
he passed away after much intense
Amel Backman, the 7-year-old son
of John Backman, was drowned in
Wildhorse creek . Monday evening
while attempting to cross the stream
on a footlog. The young boy ac
cidently fell off the log into the rag
ing stream and was carried a dist
ance of 200 feet down the ;Teek
where he lodged in a cluster of wil
Born, in this city April 20, to Mr.
and Mrs. F. O. Rogers, a son.
Clyde Willaby has purchased a
half interest in the Keen barber
At a meeting held by the Athena
baseball club the other eveinng, Dr.
A. B. Stone was elected manager
and Bert Cartano coach.
Will M. Peterson arrived home yes
terday from Portland where he was
a delegate to the state convention.
It was Mr. Peterson's first visit to
Portland and he was much pleased
with Oregons metropolis.
Road Supervisor Clark Walter has
finished repairs to the bridge that
spans Wildhorse creek, near the Da
vison place. The bridge collapsed
sometime ago and travel has been
Hamp Booher is able to be out
again after a long seige of rheum
atism. Hamp does not move with the
alacrity of former days, but hopes
soon to be limbered up.
April 26, 1904 ,
There was nothing to it Saturday
but Dr. Stone's Athena "Maroons."
They scalped Hi-tosrletfs Umatilla
Indian teams 21 times, while only
three scalps dangled at the red men's
belts. It was something fierce the
way the Maroons handled the stick
and played marbles with the delivery
of the red pitcher.
Saturday afternoon about 24 girls
comprising the Sunday school class
of Mrs. W. H. Reeder, gathered at
her beautiful home in the north
part of town at her invitation, and
heartily enjoyed a genuine "jolly
good time." . Lunch was served "en
picnic" and a merry afternoon passed.
Last Friday evening Miss Lulu
Gross entertained a number of her
young friends at her home on Fourth
street. Dainty refreshments were
served at 10 o'clock, and the guests
dispersed, voting Miss Lulu a charm
Sam White was in town yesterday.
He reports fine prospects in evidence
for a large fruit crop on the Pine
creek ranches. Winter apples though,
says Mr. White, will be an exception,
the outlook for them being not very
The Caledonian Society held a
meeting Saturday night. Arrange
ments were perfected for holding
the annual picnic.. The finance com
mittee reported that subsscriptions
amounted to $250, and when comple
ted the society would have picnic
funds amounting to $400.
James Henderson, who left Athe
na last November for his home in
Brooklyn, N. M., has returned to this
city and will resume his old position
with the Athena Mercantile company.
Mr. Henderson is accompanied by his
sister, Mrs. Howe and her little son,
who will also make their home here
for the present.
The Walla Walla Statesman has
been sold to P. C. Holland, the well
known representative of the Pacific
Paper company, Portland.
Miss Ethel Garfield, teacher oC
music in the Weston Normal school,
was the guest of her grandmother,
Mrs. J. Nelson, Saturday.
Johnson's orchestra left on this
morning's train for Milton, where
these popular musicians will furnish
music for the Odd Fellows Anniver
Miss Maud Gholson has been quite
ill for several days.
Miss Jennette Manasse went over
to Walla Walla this morning.
Miss Myrtle Hawks and Stella
Lieuallen visited in Athena Saturday.
Charles A. Barrett, republican
nominee for sheriff, drove to Mil
ton this morning.
We are Equipped to do
All Kinds. Short Notice
EAGLE ATTACKS GEESE
An aerial raid was witnessed Wed
nesday by G. C. Meek of Wallowa,
Oregon. An eagle infuriated by on
invasion of his area by a flock of
wild geese attacked and successfully
drove them away. Meek said the
geese were- flying low. When they
sailed into the Whiskey creek dist
rict which is daily visited by a pair
of eagles one of the birds attackel
the flock and scattered its membavg.
The geese fled with the angered
eagle in pursuit.
COLLINS MUST PAY FOR STOCK
The Morgan Grain company of
California won $25,680 in a directed
verdict returned at Pendleton, by a
federal court jury against Henry W.
Collins of the Collins Flour mills.
The company sued Collins to force
payment of $20,000 worth of stock
subscribed to in 1920 in the Morgan
IN NEW TOGS
Literally speaking, Steve's Grocery
has blossomed out in new togs. The
interior of the store roim has been
newly papered and a fresh coat of
white paint brightens up the place
amazingly. Herman is sailing around
in snow-white apron and jacket, and
Tomorrow night the Standard
Theatre presents a very entertaining
picture in "Kentucky Pride" in which
a race horse appears in the story
told much after the style of "Black
Beauty." The photoplay has for its
background the Kentucky Derby, Man
O'War, Fair Play, The Finn and oth
er notable horses appear in the pic
ture. Sunday night Richard Dix
comes in "The Lucky Devil," and
Wednesday night Buck Jones will be
with us again in a slashing good
Western drama, "Hearts and Spurs,"
based on Jackson Gregory's thrilling
story, "The Outlaw."
NO MORE HEADACHES FOR YOU
if you take advantage of our chiro
practic adjustments. Head pains
usually come from a derangement of
nerves and nerve centers in tho re
gion, and our manipulation of the
spine corrects that condition. Con
Dr. W. Boyd Whyte
Stangier Building, Phone 706
Pendleton, Oregon. 957 J
Transfer and Express
Phone 572, Athena, Oregon.
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City and Countiy
Always at Your Servlc
If you are planning alterations or ad
ditions to your building, let us give
you an estimate on the Lumber need
ed. You will be pleasantly surprised
at the reasonble total we will quote.
Wood and Coal
Tum-A-Lum Lumber Co. Main Street, Athena
So's Yer Ole Man!
Most of his famliy and a lot of his neighbors
Get their Barber work at Haworth & Harris Shop.
Why not you? We cater to no one in particular,
every one in general. Agency Troy Laundry. Make
old Rugs like new. Phone 583.
HAWORTH & HARRIS
THE ATHENA MARKET
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We carry the best
That Money Buys
Kippered Salmon, all Kinds of Salt Fish. Fresh
Fish, Oysters, Crabs, Clams, Kraut in Season.
A. W. LOGSDON
Main Street Athena, Oregon.