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FISH TALES BACKED
BY RARE SPECIMENS
Museum Party Collects
Charleston, S. C. Fish tales, the
kind that are sometimes taken with
a little salt,' are being told here,
bucked by proof, however, in the form
of a collection of hundreds of species
gathered by the schooner Blossom on
lis recent scientific cruise.
The Blossom traveled 20,000 miles
socking specimens of pelagic littoral
and island life for the Cleveland mu
seum. Of the more than 12,000 col
lected, 5,000 were forms of bird life
end the next largest collection con
sisted of fish.
Headed by Capt. George P. Sim
mons, the expedition spent 31 months
gathering the specimens. " Sharks, the
deadly barracuda, honItos,-J:unny,.ftsli;
iish, skippers, half beaks and gr.'.nts
were cmly a few of the hunters' prey.
Among the Interesting specimens
brought back is the Portuguese man
of war, knsuvn to science as n siphon
ophore. The fish possesses tentacles
speckled with microscopic bombs
which explode when they land on its
victim, and Are minute harpoons, in
jecting an acid poison Into the flesh.
Harpoon "Sea Devil."
The "sea devil" or "vampire of the
sea," closely resembling the stingaree
of these waters, was harpooned by the
Blossom. It has been known to pull
the weight of a vessel after running
afoul of the anchor chain.. One blow
from one of the wings, which extend
as much as twelve feet from tip to
tip can stave In a whaleboat.
The Blossom encountered cat sharks,
brown, blue and deep-sea blue sharks,
and obtained several excellent speci
mens of them, Including some newly
born aboard ship. Man-eating sharks,
known as tigers or great white sharks,
were rarely met.
Several specimens of the deadly bar
racuda were secured. These are the
only fish the South American natives
With two fangs, measuring an Inch,
Jutting out from jaws of from eight to
ten Inches long, the barracuda Is
equipped to feed upon any flesh It
meets. It Is from two to four feet
long as a rule and attains a maximum
weight of seventy-five pounds.
Capture Golden Dolphin.
Other fish caught Included the gold
en dolphin, of changing hues, and the
oceanic bonlto, reputed to be the fast
est inhabitant of the ocean. One flip
of Its tail Is said to be .sufficient to
carry its torpedo-snapea ooay a dis
tance of 160 feet or more.
Mldocean fishing did not prove very
productive and most of the specimens
were caught near Islands In the South
Firm Ruined as "Frog
Crop" Is Only Toads
Sacramento, Calif. How the In
ability of an individual in New Or
leans, La., to distinguish between a
toad and a bullfrog wrecked a bud
ding California industry Is revealed
In a letter received by the state de
partment of agriculture from Prof.
Silas Wentworth of Los Gatos, Calit
He writes in part:
"At Los Gatos, a company was
formed to propagate frogs for the
market. A shipment of the American
bullfrog was ordered from New Or
leans. "The company borrowed a large
sum of money to build netted run
ways and more land was purchased
flying fish, needle lo KeeP u,e ."" ut youuK. m
would market at least 1,000,000 frogs.
"An advertising campaign was Just
about to be launched when it was dis
covered the stock sent from New Or
leans was toads instead of frogs, and
the company went 'broke.' "
Dog Population of U. S.
Estimated at 7,000,000
Washington. Estimating the dog
population of the United States at ap
proximately 7,000,000, the Department
of Agriculture admitted that It does
not attempt to predict the value of
this live stock. "It Is composed," said
an announcement, "of animals with
mixed or mongrel ancestry and canine
aristocrats whose s known parentage
traces back through generations of
About 60 breeds of dogs are con
sidered of enough consequence to be
given a classification In the dog world.
Only 40 of this number, however, are
of suiiicient importance in this coun
try to warrant inclusion in Farmers'
Bulletin 1401-F, Breeds of Dogs, just
issued by the bureau of animal in
dustry. A copy of the bulletin may be
obtained from the department
A Crying Need
Philadelphia. One crying need
of the times Is a pronoun meaning
either he or she. Dr. Joslah H. Pen
niman, provost of the University of
Pennsylvania, wants such a word
coined, as the increasing number of
girls at colleges and in business caus
es awkward circumlocutions.
For Working Men
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We order Tailor-Made Suits
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Difference in Teas
The same kind of tea leaves can be
used for the manufacture of either
green or black tea, the difference of
the two teas lying merely in the
process of curing. Yet, some varieties
of tea leaves are better adapted than
others for making certain kinds of
tea. In producing green tea the leaves
are sterilized by steam. This prevents
oxidizing or fermentation of the leaf,
which retains its green color, and when
boiling water is poured over it the re
suit Is the green or greenish-yellow
liquid. In manufacturing black tea the
leaf is allowed to ferment, which
changes its color from green to very
dark brown. In the case of oolong, a
semt-fermented tea, the fermentation
Is allowed to reach a certain desired
Man 77 Years Old
Hikes 16,000 Miles
Vancouver, B. C W. A. Chap
man, seventy-seven, arrived here
recently after completing a hike
of 16,000 miles, which he began
July 10, 1923, for a $5,000 prize.
He finished his task with two
years to spare. Chapman left
Milwaukee May 27, 1924, on the
last lap of his jaunt and then
continued through Florida,
North Carolina and West Vir
ginia. There he turned north,
passing through Indiarfa and
Ohio and entered Canada" at
Fort Francis. He lives In
For Sale Fresh young milch cow.
F. B. Wood, Athena.
Fruit See J. E. Froom at Athena
Hotel for prunes and crab apples.
Strayed About a week ago from
the Lilla Kirk farm near Athena, a
dark 2 year old jersey, wearing a
yoke. Mrs. Lilla Kirk. Reward.
For Sale 1924 Ford touring. A
splendid car. Equipt with balloon
tires, bumpers, automatic shield
swipe,. Cowell lights, motor meter,
many other extras. This car is ready
for any kind of trip. D. L. Hackett,
Christian church parsonage.
Marcelling Expert Marcelling and
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Phone 582. Athena.
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Truck Bodies Manufactured
Main Street Athena, Oregon
22 Years Ago
August 19. 1904
S. P. Purdy and Charles S. Marsh
left Tuesday for a trip through
Southern Oregon with a view to lo
cating in that part of the state
Their objective point is Medford and
C. W. Hollis, the old-time popul
ar merchant of this city but now of
San Francisco, is again making his
annual visit to this part of the
country. Mr. Holli.s says the ex
tremely warm, dry weather here is
quite a contrast to the cool winds
and heavy fog of the city.
Miss Eva Rider has returned from
a visit to the mountain home of Miss
Ella Booher. A thrilling encounter
with a monster snake is recounted by
these young ladies, in which they
came off of course conquerers. An
other adventure is also told of a
sudden invasion at a "last day of
school" picnic, given by Mi39 Lilly
Banister, by a herd of wild looking
cattle at which' discretion was be
lieved to be the better part of valor,
and the young ladies and pupih hied
them to tall timber underbrush or
any old thing, to finally return and
find their table a sad plight, having
been upset by the beasts.
Mrs. William McBride and daugh
ter Edith, Miss Velma Wilkinson and
Miss Laura Brown attended the cir
cus in Walla Walla Wednesday.
Rev. W. E. Armfield came down
from the camp at Cold Spring Wed
nesday evening, having "footed" it
the entire nineteen miles. He reports
that the campers are enjoying their
outting. Mr. Armfield preached to
about 60 persons in camp Sunday
morning, after which a picnic dinner
was spread. He left yesterday morn
ing for Pullman for a visit with his
mother,' who has recently arrived
Mr. and Mrs. George Banister and
baby Helen, and Mattie Caton, left
yesterday morning for Woodward's
toll gate, where they will enjoy
camping out for a couple of weeks.
- E. L. Smith of Pendleton estimates
this season's wheat crop in this
county at 5,500,000 bushels.
H. Malstrom, who now farms in
Despain gulch, states that the ex
pense of operating his combine this
year was $14 per day.
In the teachers' examination re
cently held in Pendleton there were
but three, failures out of a total of
thirty applicants. George B. Mar
quis of this city ranks the list of
successful teachers r.with a. general
average of 96 M per ent . Mrs. Flor
ence Kelley, of Milton, is second with
a' general average ' of 94 7-12. per
- August 23, 1904
Saturday in Athena was essential
ly wheat day. The price touched 70
and 70 Ms cents per bushel and the
day's sales amounted to over 245,000
bushels. The number of bushels
agents report buying follows: Dav
id Taylor, 30,000 bushels; Pacific
Coast Elevator company, David Wil
liams agent, 65,000 bushels; Preston
Parton Milling company, D. H. Pres
ton manager 80,000; Puget' Sound
Warehouse company, G. W. Bradley
agent, 70,000 bushels.
Clarence LaBrashe is the king of
anglers and no mistake. Yesterday
in company with Lucien Gagnon, he
returned from the north fork of the
Umatilla with 25 Dolly Varden trout,
none under 15 inches in length and
the longest 22.
The furniture for the First Nation
al Bank has arrived and is being put
in place. It is of fine design and is
in harmony with the balance of the
fixtures. The bank's equipment is
now equal to that of any banking in
stitution in Eastern Oregon.
At the present time, in advance of
having the mill ready for work, the
Preston-Parton company are recei.'
ing inquiries relative to. the output
of their cereal department. It is
the intention of the company to have
this department ready for the manu
facture of different kinds of cereals
by the time the flouring mill starts
Born, Saturday, August 20, 1904,
to Mr. and Mrs. William Winship, a
Miss Fay McElroy was in town a
few days last week from the Pendle
Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Miller and son,
Roll, left Saturday for a few weeks'
stay at Long Beach.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. John Ban
ister at their home east of town.
Monday, August 22, a girl.
Howard F. Haley, brakeman, was
killed on the O. R. N. between
Walla Walla and Wallula. He was
run over by an engine. Haley is well
known here having for several years
been with Conductor Menzies on the
Pendleton-Walla Walla mixed train.
In June Haley was married to Miss
Minnie' Ginn formerly of this vicin
ity. The accident occured Friday
Mrs. Harden of the Athena Hotel,
is suffering from a very painful ill
ness, being in the nature of rheuma
tism, and seems to particularly af
fect the head, !
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