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Athena, Oregon, October 7 1927
Cynical Will Left by
Charles Lee, who was at one time
second In command under George
Washington 'In the Revolutionary war,
left an odd will, the original of which
still is preserved in the clerk's office
of Berkeley County, W. Va. After
Lee's peculiar behavior at Monmouth
he was court-martialed and suspended
for one year. Because of his sarcas
tic remarks about congress he was
finally dismissed entirely. He lived
for a time on his Virginia farm and
finally died In riiladclphia October 2,
1782. Ills will contained . this para
"I desire most earnestly that I may
not bo burled in any church or
churchyard, or within a mile of any
Presbyterian or Anabaptist meeting
house, for since I have resided in
this country I have kept so much bad
company when living, that I do not
choose to continue it when dead. I
commend my soul to the Creator of
all worlds and all creatures, who
must from his visible attributes be In
different to their modes of worship
or creeds, whether Christians, Mo
hammedans cr Jews, whether Instilled
by education or taken up by reflec
tion, whether more or less absurd, ns
a weak mortal can no more be an
swerable for his persuasions, notions
or even scepticism In religion than for
the color of his skin." .The Pathfinder.
Charles Dickens Also
an Accomplished Actor
When he was thirty-three Dickens
had the chance of his career to prove
his mettle as nn actor. Ben Jouson's
"Every Man In Ills Humor" was the
play selected, und the theater of
Fanny Kelly the place of presenta
tion. The actors were, If not world fa
mous, at least London famous, and
included Douglas Jerold, Mark Lemon,
John Leach Leigh, John Forster and
Charles Dickens, who played a Cap
tain Bohadll that stands, according to
contemporary verdicts, ns a tiling of
comic beauty and a humorous Joy
We read that the play's success out
ran the wildest expectation, and be
came the brief sensation of a Lon
don season. It was taken afterwards,
on behalf of the Guild of Art and
Literature, to Manchester, Liverpool
and otherwhere, with Beaumont and
Fletcher's "Klder Brother" as an
Besides his tremendous energies In
the histrionic creation of a unique
Captain Boliadii, Dickens shouldered
all the multifarious responsibilities
of general as well as stage manager,
and he was unanimously pronounced
admirable, Indefatigable and wonder
In accounts of railway collisions
one frequently encounters this state
"On seeing the danger, the en
gineer whistled 'down brakes' and re
versed the lever,"
As a matter of fact, the expression
"down brakes" has boon olwoleto for
a long time. What the engineer really
does when a collision seems Impend
ing Is to shut off steam, apply the air
brake and open the sand valve. All
this takes about live seconds, and In
that time all that human ciTnrt Is able
to accomplish for the train and pas
sengers may he dune. Hallway engi
neers are Instructed novel' (o reverse
the engine after the airbrake has
been applied, because the reversal re
duces the resisting power of the
brakes. Washington Star.
31 Years Ago j
October 2, 1896
Among Weston school teachers
now presiding with the rod and rule
in country schools are Willis Marsh,
Stamper district near Weston, Norval
Bradley, Banks district, near Athena;
Miss Lulu Ray, Gallaher district,
Greasewood; Miss Christiana Proeb
stel, Pleasant View. On the first
Monday in October William Read be
gins teaching at Fulton, and G. W.
Maybee at Hudson Bay. All but two
of these young educators are normal
As we go to press late this after
noon it is rumored that local wheat
buyers are bidding 45 cents f. o. b.,
for No. 1 club. If this is true, and
we have reasons to believe it is,
farmers are to be congratulated or.
"Handsome Billy" Powers object
strenuously to bill-posting on his new
barber pole. Bill posts the bill-poster
to post no bills.
United States Senator John R. Mit
chell will address the citizens of
Athena and surounding country here
on Monday at 2 o'clock.
Owen Rusie has leased the Morris
store room, and will convert it at
once into a public hall, for the bene
fit of those interested in balls, plays
and social gatherings. Carpenters
are now at work remodeling the in
terior. A new floor will be laid and
a stage erected. We predict for Mr.
Rusie success in the venture.
Everything is . running nicely now
up at the public school, since another
teacher has been added to the corps.
Before the addition of the fifth teach
er was made, the primary and in
termediate department were entirely
too full for comfort. As it is now,
the pupils in these two departments
are more evenly divided, and good re
sults will follow. In the primary de
partment, Mrs. Freeman, teacher,
there are enrolled 50 pupils; in the
intermediate department,. 2nd and
3rd grades, Miss Wade, teacher, 40
pupils are enrolled; 4th and 5th
grade, Miss Hastings, teacher, 33
pupils; Grammar department, Cth and
7th grades, H. II. Curtis, teacher, 31
pupils; High department, 8th and 9th
grades, Professor Dunn, teacher, 28
pupils. Total enrolment, 182.
Dick Brisbow has given the $500
bonds necessary for his release from
the county jail, pending action by the
The O. R. & N., will run an ex
ursion train to Pendleton on Octo-
jber 9, that people up this way may
attend me rsryan ratincation meeting,
and hear Tennoyer speak. The train
is due in Athena at 2:25 p. ni. The
rate for the round trip is 90 cents,
return on evening s passenger.
On Monday evening, September 28,
a farewell party was given in honor
of John and William Stanton, at the
home of A. R. Booher. Games and
other amusements were indulged in
until 9:30 o'clock when a delicious
lunch was served by the hostess, Miss
Etha Booher. Those present were:
Misses Ruby Calender, Effie Nelson,
Anna Kirk, Myrtle Porter, Ivah Cal
ender, Alma Kirk, Bell Johnson, Bes
sie Church, Mary Stanton; Messrs.
William Stanton, John Stanton, Mr.
Kelloy, Thomas Johnson, Joel Stan
ton, Joe Groome, Mr. and Mrs. W. II.
The members of the Woodmen
Circle entertained a large number of
guests, at the Masonic hall, Wednes
day evening. An interesting pro
gram was rendered in the way of en
tertainment, after which refreshments
Professor M. G. Royal, of Weston,
will preach in the Christian church,
in this city Sunday morning and evening.
Tlin term "asphalt lumber" Is em
ployed to designate a board-like
product, not so very long ago brought
to the attention of the commercial
world, which while composed of lay
ers of a special long liber saturated
with a composition of nsphalt, can
be cut, worked, joined and nailed like
wood. Tills material Is designed for
roofing and Is water and weather
proof. The boards are made with a
one-Inch rabbet running the full
length on both sides, enabling the
material to be matched up readily and
quickly, while a special asphalt 1c
cement applied along the rabbeted
point makes the joints virtually a part
of the solid board.
Sidney was only seventeen, but he
bad the air of sefonty. Sauntering
down the Strand, he took out a ciga
rette, fiily to find he had no matches.
So be made for n tobacconist and
asked for a light.
"Wo don't give matches away," ho
was told, rather rudely, by the man
behind tbo counter, "We sell them."
"How much?" asked Sidney.
"A penny a box."
Sidney paid up and lit his cigarette
with dangerous calm. He put the
matches back on the counter,
"Look here," bo said coldly, "when
next a gentleman asks for n. light In
this shop, kindly fc!ve him one of my
We Handle Genuine
aratoBteHSM var H rV t ttBjWrwiP
Up-to-the Minute Bobs
Hair Cuts and Shingles
DUFFIELD'S BARBER SHOP
"How long go ye
limping between 2
sides? If Jehovah be
I Kings 18:21.
The Church needs
you, you need the
U. L. HACKETT, Pastor
of the Church of Christ
(Equity No. 4423)
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
In the Circuit Court of the State of
Oregon for Umatilla County.
Tum-A-Lum Lumber Company, a
John H. Samuel and Alta B. Samuel,
husband and wife, Defendants.
Notice is hereby given that by
virtue of a writ of execution, decree
and order- of sale issued out of the
above entitled Court in the above en
titled suit, to me directed, and dated
the 6th day of September, 1927, in
favor of the plaintiff and against the
defendants, John H. Samuel and Alta
R. Samuel, for the recovery of the
sum of $160.64 with interest thereon
at the rate of 8 per cent per annum
from the 19th day of July, 1926, un
til paid; together with the further
sum of $68.81 with interest thereon
at the the rate of 8 per cent per an
num from the 5th day of May, 1927,
until paid; together with the further
sum of $35.00 as attorney fees, upon
the plaintiff's first cause of suit; to
gether with the further sum of $350.
00, with interest thereon at the rate
of 8 per cent per annum from the
8th day of July, 1925, until paid; to
gether with the further sum of $60.00
as attorney fees, upon the plaintiff's
second cause of suit; together with
the plaintiff's costs and disburse
ments in said suit taxed at $19.00;
and commanding me to sell the fol
lowing described real property situ
ate in Umatilla County, Oregon, to-wit:-
Lots 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 in
Block 1 of Know Ron's Addition to
the City of Athena, Umatilla
Now therefore, in compliance with
the demands of the said writ of
execution, decree and order of sale, I
will, on Saturday, the 8th day of Oc
tober, 1927, at the hour of two o'clock
P. M., at the front (West) door of
the County Court House in Pendleton,
Umatilla County, Oregon, sell, at pub
lic auction, to the highest bidder for
cash, all the right, title, estate and
interest that the said defendants,
John H. Samuel and Alta R. Samuel,
had on the 3rd day of June, 1924, or
the 8th day of July, 1924, being the
dates of the mortgages owned by the
plaintiff which are being foreclosed,
or that the defendants, or either of
them, have since acquired, down to
and inclusive of the date of sale, in
and to the above described property,
or any part thereof, to satisfy the
said writ of execution, decree and or
der of sale, with interest, costs and
Dated at Pendleton, Oregon, this
9th day of September, A. D. 1927.
R. T. COOKINGHAM,
Sheriff of Umatilla County, Oregon.
Watts & Prestbye Athena, Oregon,
Attorneys for Plaintiff. S907.
NOTICE OF FINAL ACCOUNT
In the County Court of the State of
Oregon for Umatilla County.
In the Matter of the Estate of John
W. Keen, Deceased.
Notice is hereby given that the un
dersigned have filed their final ac
count and report in the above entitled
matter and that the above entitled
Court has fixed Saturday, the 8th
day of October, 1927, at the hour of
10:00 o'clock A. M. of said day, as
the time, and the County Court room
in the County Court house at Pendle
ton, Umatilla County, Oregon, as the
nlo fnr Vionrinc nt said final ac-
fHV- L ( 1-1
count and report. Objections to said
final account ana report snouia dc
filed on or before that date.
Dated at Athena, Oregon, this 9th
day of September, 1927.
LAURA MAY GROSS,
LOUIS M. KEEN.
F!vorntnra nf t.hp T.nst Will and
Testament of John W. Keen, Deceased.
Watt3 & Prestbye Athena, Oregon,
Attorneys for Executors.
" NOTICE OF FINAL HEARING
In the County Court of the State of
Oregon for Umatilla County.
In the Matter of the Estate of Dora
Lockwood, Deceased. '
Notice is hereby given that the un
dersigned has filed his final report as
the executor of the last will and testa
ment of Dora Lockwood, deceased;
and that the Judge has set Monday,
the 10th day of October, 1927, at 10
o'clock A. M. as the time, and the
county court room in the county
court house' at Pendleton, Oregon, as
the place,- when and where hearing
will be had thereon; all persons in
terested are notified to then and there
appear, and show cause, if any they
have, why the report should not be
approved, its prayer granted and the
Dated this 7th day of September,
1927. Z. W. LOCKWOOD,
Bar None Washing Powder ,35c for
Mince Meat 20c lb.
8c package of Linit Starch 5c
25c cans K. C. Baking Powder 20c
50c cans K. C. Baking Powder 20c
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Phone 567 Free Delivery
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Anyone wanting to buy any of the
George Shevar horses in the Barrett
pasture mile north of Athena, can
call me by phone No. 65 Union, Ore
gon. This stock will be sold cheap
to clean up the bunch. George Shev
ar, Union, Oregon.
For Sale Standard make of piano
in vicinity will be sacrificed. Must
sell at once. $10.00 monthly. Write
Tallman Piano Store, Salem, Oregon.
Lost One Clover pin with genuine
pearl in center. Lost in the block in
which the Christian church is locat
ed. Return to Mrs. C. M. Eager.
ooonage Opens Service with Belgium.
"Washington, D. C President Cool
idge and King Albert of Belgium ex
changed wireless messages early Mon
day, marking the opening of direct
radio-telegraphic Bervice between the
United States and Belgium.
Milwaukee R. R. Value Is $558,114,672
Washington, D. C A tentative val
uation of $558,914,672, as of June 30,
1918, was placed on the Chicago, Mil
waukee & St. Paul railroad by the in
terstate commerce commission.
DR. J. L. GEYER
Post Building, Athena, Phone 582
J. II. BOOHER, Prop.
PENDLETON, OREGON, PHONE 321
Quick Service and Good Work
-We Call for Clothing on Monday and Deliver on Thursday. Agency
at Whitehead's Shop.
DR. S. F. SHARP
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
DR. W. G. COWAN
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
WATTS & PRESTBYE
Main Street. Athens, Oregon
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SOME OF THE FACILITIES OFFERED BY
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF ATHENA
SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES For rent from $1 per year up.
These boxes are kept in our fire-proof and burglar-proof
vault', and they are accessable to you at any time during
INTEREST ON DEPOSITS We will pay you interest at the
rate of 4 per cent per annum, compounded semi-annually
if you wish, on our certificates of deposit. In the last five
years we have paid our customers over $75,000 in interest
WE OFFER FOR SALE Insured mortgage bonds, insured by
the National Surety Company of America. These bonds
are in $100, $500 and $1,000 denominations and draw in
terest at the rate of 6 per cent, coupons payable semi
Preston-Shaffer Milling Co.
Is made in Athena, by" Athena labor, in one ol the very best
equipped mill in the Northwest, of the best selected Bluestem
wheat grown anywhere. Patronixe home industry". Your
grocer sells the famous American Beauty Flour
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