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You Prepared to Take
Care of Your
We are unloading and assembling McCormick-Deering Harvesters, and
;to secure one of these machines for this season's work, orders, must be made
at once. We invite anyone interested in a machine to call and see one of
these harvesters now assembled and ready for action. We are prepared to
take care of your harvest needs, regardless of . the kind of machine you oper-
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FAREWELL RECEPTION TO
DEPARTING ATHENA FOLK
Mrs. Mollie Danner. and Mr., and
Mrs. Charles Dudley were the in
spiration for a farewell reception in
their honor Tuesday evening at the
Christian church. V
The reception rooms were beauti
fully decorated with a profusion of
Madonna lilies, snap dragons, roses
and sweet peas.
The "Loyal Gleaners" class which
was responsible for the affair ar
ranged a most interesting program
which follows: Piano solo, "Waltz,"
Chopin, Miss Lenore McNair; vocal
solo, "The Mighty Deep," C. M. Eag
er; musical reading, "I've Got the
Mumps," Mrs. C. M. Eager accomp
anied by Mrs. Lawrence Pinkerton:
vocal solo,; ."Swjng Along,".; Mrs.
Floyd Pinkerton; vocal solo, "The
End of a Perfect Day," Carrie Jacobs
Bond, Mrs. Dwight L. Hackett; piano
solo, "Hark, Hark the Lark," Miss
Lois Johnson; instrumental trio, Mr.
and Mrs. Lawrence Pinkerton and C.
- Mrs. Louis Keen gave a short talk
expressing regret at the departure of
the honorees and thanking them for
their cooperation -and good work
while . residents here, and wishing
them every success in their.: new
home at Goldendale, Washington.' Mr.
Delicious ices were served follow
ing the program.
April 23,' and which Was' assumed to
be due to a meteorite or an earth
quake, was caused by - seven Lower
Naches school ' boys, Jt developed.
The lads, according to the prosecut
ing attorney's of fice" stole a supply
of dynamite from the county bunkers
and set it off with time fuses on
Lookout Point. Its effects were not
ed for miles and caused comment for
GRAPE JUICE WITH A
"'FORMULA" IS LEGAL
"QUAKE" BOYS TRICK
The explosion that jarred the en
tire Yakima district on the night of
' Portland Selling grape juice is not
against the law if the liquid does not
contain alcohol even if it is accom
panied by a formula for converting it
into wine, the opinion of the federal
grand jury here which has returned
a not true bill in the case of M. F.
Porter and Stephen F. Saintpolis.
. w,The government alleged : the .two
men, as local representatives of the
California Fruit Products company,
had conspired to violate the prohibi
tion laws by selling the grape juice
with instructions for giving it an
alcoholic content. .
SICK MAN KILLS HIMSELF
Nelson R. Crowl, 61,, was found
dead in his home in Wallowa canyon,
near the highway Friday. His death
was caused by a self inflicted gun
shot wound. He had been ill.. An
inquest was deemed unnecessary.
Crowl's wife is in the hospital at La
Grande with twin babies, born about
a- week ago. He was born at North
Webster Indiana, and was married to
Ida M. Sjly at Reedspdrt, Oregon in
1921. He is survived by his widow
and three children.
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AN OREGON JERSEY HERD
SENT TO EASTERN FARMS
R. R. Graves, former head of the
dairy department of the Oregon Ag
ricultural college and more recently
with the department of agriculture
at Washington, D. C, has taken over
the purebred end of the Walker Gor
don dairy farms and personally se
lected the cows which were to form
the nucleus of the purebred herd.
One hundred head of high-grade
Oregon-grown Jersey cows left For
est Grove en route to New York,
where they will be placed on the fam
ous Walker Gordon dairy farms, says
The shipment, which represented a
value of nearly $25,000, is the hrst
move in a plan to replace the present
cows of those farms, of which there
are 4000, with purebred stock.
It was considered significant by
Oregon breeders that cattle from
this state were selected for this pur
pose when it would have been cheap
er to import from the isle of Jersey
or secure Jhem from the east or cen
Oregon cattle have held most of
the world records for milk and but
ter production for the past 10 or 15
years, and the fact that the big pur
chase of Oregon cattle was made by
the eastern dairy concern was con
sidered to be a recognition of the
fact that the cattle in this state are
ahead of everything else.
WAGE SCALE SET FOR
EASTERN OREGON HARVEST
Farmers and representatives from
four Oregon counties recently met at
Arlington and set a minimum wage
scale for the wheat harvest which
shows an increase over the minimum
for the year before of from 50c to $1
in some instances and in others is
practically the same as last year.
Wage scale decided upon at the
Arlington meeting - follows: Com
binesSack sewers, $4; driver, $4;
header tender, $3.50; separator ten
der, $5; caterpillar driver, $5; cooks
up to ten, $3; waterbuck $3.50; pile
sacks over 100, $1.25; bulk wagon
drivers, $3; straw haulers, $3.50.
Stationary Derrick driver, $2; box
driver, nets, $2.50,'" box driver, no
nets, $3; loaders, $4; sack sewers,
header punchers, $4; hoe downs, $3;
engineers, $5; separator tenders, $5;
cooks up to ten men, $3. Haying, $2.
RALLY TO BE HELD
An Association Baptist Young
People's rally will be held at Her
miston, Oregon Sunday, June 20. The
meeting will begin promptly at 3:09
and continue through' the afternoon
and evening. The purpose of this
meeting is to organize a young peo
ples' society at Hermiston. The pro
gram will be very interesting and de
cidedly different. Every body, es
pecially the young people, welcome.
INDIANS TO CONVENE
Twenty-five Indians from the Uma
tilla reservation representing three
tribes will attend the national Indian
congress to be held at Spolane July
21 to 27. Delegates from the reser
vation will represent the Umatillas,
Walla Wallas and Cayuse tribes.
FOURTH AT FREEWATER
Milton-Freewater will hold a Fourth
of July celebration at Freewater. r.n
Monday July 6th.
SAVINGS AND INVESTMENT
IN STANDARD OIL STOCK
Stock certificates . of the Standard
Oil Company of California have been
despatched to 12,000 employees who,
through the operation of the' Com
pany's Stock Investment and Savings
Plan, have acquired 481,976 shares of
Company stock with a present mark
et value of about $28,000,000.
The plan was initiated by the Com
pany five years ago for the purpose
of assisting employees to become
stockholders and to encourage thrift.
Under the plan the employee wa
permitted to apply up to 20 per cent
of his salary to the purchase of
stock. The amount he specified was
deducted from his salary each month.
For each dollar so deposited the
Company from its own funds added,
as a bonus, the sum of fifty cents.
As sums sufficient for the purchase
of shares of stock were accumulated,
the Company issued' the stock from
its treasury to the;, trustees for ac
count of the employees. Current di
vidends from this stock were applied
to stock purchases.1, V
To participate the employee had to
have one year of service with the
Company. Of those 'eligible to par
ticipation 85.77 per cent took part in
the plan.. The maximum payroll
deduction permitted was 20 per ceiit
of compensation. The average de
duction was 17.54 per. pent.
: ; FARMERS' PICNIC
. The annual Walla Walla county
farm bureau picnic was held Monday
on Mill creek with a large crowd in
attendance. Speaking, music and a
sports program were features of the
22 Years Ago I
'; June 14, 1904 "
Athena will have a two day cele
bration to commemorate in a fitting
manner the anniversary of the Na
tions birth. This decision was made
last night at a meeting of the com
mittee on arrangements.
'Local option won in Baker county
by seven votes. Union county car
ried by 83 and Umatilla by 9;$, these
being the smallest majorities record
ed on either side of the question.
The men employed on the rock
crusher struck Monday morning. The
strike did not last long, - for V. P
Wilkinson, the employer, soon ad
justed matters, and the men went on
Rev. W. E. Armfield went over to
Milton this morning, where he will
attend the meeting of the Ministerial
association of the Walla Walla dist
rict for the M. E. church.
B.F. Ogle and his daughter, Miss
Eva, -left yesterday for a sojourn on
the stock ranch at Ridge. They will
be joined the latter part of the week
by Mr. and Mrs. Sim Kilgore.
Commencement exercises are in
progress at the Eastern Oregon
State Normal school at Weston. Last
evening the class exercises were held,
and tonight will be the graduating:
exreises, in which a large class finish
their studies at the Normal. Tomor
row, Wednesday evening, the Alumni
will hold their annual reception and
Mr. B. F. McElroy and daughters,
Grace and Ruth, leave tommorrw for
Berkeley, Calif, where Miss Grace
will enter the summer nchco'. for
teachers. Miss Ruth will visit
friends there. While Mr. McElroy
will go east and visit the World's
fair at St. Louis and other points of
Mr. A. Shick, who was taken sud
denly ill some time ago, is so far re
covered as to be about town again.
S. C. Stanton was taken suddenly
ill last Friday afternoon, at the homo
of his, son, John in the north part of
town. Saturday he was slightly bet
ter and was able to be removed to
his own home. The trouble is in the
nature of a paralytic stroke, and ow
ing to the fact of this being his thirl
attack, the old gentleman's many
friends have some apprehension as to
the result.. '
Miss Jessie Hartman, daughter of
Judge G. A. Hartman, is in the city,
a guest of her cousin, Mis Nellie
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Sharp were in
the city Sunday, calling on friends.
They took dinner at the home of Mr
and Mrs. Jack Parker.
Jerry St. Dennis, Jr., has returned
from a lengthy sojourn at Santa Ana
California, where he has been work
ing on the fruit farm of T. P. Page,
June 17 1904
The poles for carrying the wires of
the electric power plant of the Ore
gon & Washington Power Company
re being unloaded from the cars in
Athena and other stations along the
Rex Bamett returned home yester
day morning from Corvallis, where
he is taking the commercial course
at the Agricultural college. Rex is
almost a man grown and looks hale
and .hearty. "
We are Equipped to do
All Kinds. Short' Notice
Miss Eva McDonald left this morn
ing for Walla Walla, after an ex
tended visit with her" sister, Mrs. E.
A. Dudley. She was accompanied by
Miss Irene Dudley, who will , visit
there for a couple of weeks.
A livery team from Adams got
away from the driver in front of the
St. Nichols hotel Wednesday : after
noon and dashed up Main street at a
lively pace. The team piled up in
hitching rack on Third street and no
damage resulted. v
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pinkerton were
in the city from Weston yesterday.
Chance Rogers was over yesterday
from Weston, visiting his brother,
Mrs. L. J. Fobs left last, evening
for a month's visit with her son,
John, and daughter, Mrs. James
Mitchell, at Moro, Sherman county.
Henry C. Adams has sold his fine
farm and buildings on Dry creek,
east of Weston, to Mrs. John F. Ad
ams of Walla Walla, consideration
$15,900. ' " ":-
Several fishing parties have been
over to the Umatilla river but all re
port poor success.
Ed Barrett has the contract for
building the new $6,000 residence for
Henry Koepke, on the farm just
south of town, recently purchased of
S. P. Purdy. Brickmasons commenc
ed yesterday on the foundation for
the structure, which will be a ten
room house with all the modern con
veniences. Sim J. Culley, the popular young
manager of the Weston Hub store,
with his mother, was in town yester
day. . . .
Mignonette Rebekah Lodge No. 86,
at a meeting Tuesday evening elect
ed the followign for the ensuing
term: P. G., Mrs. Fred Gross; N. G.,
Miss Jeannette Manassee; V. G., Miss
Mae Gross; Sec, Miss Mable Thomp
kins; R. S., Mrs. S. F. Sharp; Trea.,
Miss Kitty Sharp. The degree staff
of this lodge, under their Grand
President, Mrs. E. L. Barnett, will
visit Adams tomorrow, Saturday
evening, where they will institute -a
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your bodily ills and ailments. - We do
not offer chiropractic adjustment as
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universal cure-all. But it is mighty
effective for many physical defects.
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Mr. Norman will continue in service here.
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