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ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 190.
CORNER MAIN AND THIRD STS.
Our Selections in DRY GOODS. CLOTHING and
SHOES. are the Cream of the Market. Prices
are the Lowest and the Quality the very Best
Agent for Butterick's Patterns.
COX & M'EWEN Sell
Everything in Hardware and Plumbing Supplies. Sam
pson Wind Mills, Hays Pumps, Tents, Crockery, etc.
SOUTH SIDE MAIN STREET, ATHENA, OREGON
Fa i j ba n ks - o rse
ALL KINDS OF MACHINE
EXTRAS NOW ON HAND
Hardware Stock is Complete.
TIE BELL BEOTMRS
South Side Main
LOCAL OPTION MUST TRY ONCE
MORE FOB NAMES.
Petition Including All of Southern
Umatilla County Presented to
County Clerk Sating. -
Unices the advocates of local option in
the precincts of Umatilla county, south
of Pendleton, secure additional names
to their petition filed with the county
clerk this morning, the matter will not
be brought to a vote, says the East Ore
gonian. The petition filed contains the
names of 61 persons, but the clerk's
chocking shows that but 54 are register
At the last general election 600 votes
were cast in the precincts tamed in the
petition. Ten per cent is required to
bring the local option matter before the
voters. However, several weeks yet re
main before the date for filing petitions
expires, and additional names may be
added at any time.
Fifty-two additional names were re
ceived from the Milton and Freewater
precincts to be added to the petition
already filed from that part of the
The friction between the O. R. & N.
company and County Assessor Strain
over the matter of adjusting last year's
assessment is reaching the point where
speculation, not only of the principals,
but also of the property owners and tax
payers of Umatilla county is exceedingly
rife, says the Tribune. Which party in
the case will be given the decision is
merely a matter of conjecture, as Judge
Ellis will not be ready to hand down
the decision for a few days. Whatever
the decision, whether it be favorable to
the railroad company or the counts, it is
understood that the case will not end in
the circuit court, but will be taken" to
the supreme court of the state. At any
event a precedent in the matter of
assessing railroad property will be es
tablished in every county in the state
through which the railroad line passes.
Oregon Cow Wins Reward.
Orange Blossom, the red Shorthorn
cow belonging to the Ladd estate of
Portland, won the reward in the class of
aged cows, the feature event of the
world's fair cattle show.
Japanese Army Slowly Presses Onward
to Meet Their Russian Foe.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 19 The Japan,
ese are reported advancing slowly upon
the positions held by the Russians in a
line extending about 27 miles. Thero
are no new developments at Port Arthur
beyond reports of a futile sortie by 1'ie
garrison Hgainst the heights which rec
ently fell into the hands of the Japanese.
While insisting that Kuropatkin has suf
ficient troops at Mukden to contest the
Ukiah Has Water Famine
Pendleton, Sept. 19. A special to the
Tribune says: Ukiah is experiencing a
water famine. Nearly every well in
town has been dry for the past three or
four days something unheard of in the
history of this vicinity. The creek is
dry for two miles above Ukiah, from
which the wells are indirectly supplied.
However, the situation may not prove
Last week in Denver, a Seattle buyer
enter into competition with the local
stock trade. He made the statement
that the Pacific Northwest has not nearly
enough hogs to meet its own require
ments. They are more scarce this
year than usual, but farmers say they
Rev. Dean Hamilton was in town from
John Gross was in town ' Saturday
from Walla Walla.
- Elmer Helmick and Daisy Oliver,
both of this county, are married.
G. W. Bradley informs the Pbess that
our mutual friend, Will M. Peterson,
was in Spoftbrd, Sunday, on legal bus
iness. J. W. Jenkins will preach at Adams
Thursday and Friday evenings of this
week and will illustrate his sermon with
Don't forget to attend Mrs. Tomp
kins' tea, which she will give at her res
idence, corner of High and Fourth
streets, Saturday from 2 till 5 p. m.
Pleasant Fountain, of Klamath Falls,
is a guest at the Mansfield home. Mr.
Fountain is a brother cf Mrs. Mansfield
and they had not met before in 20 years.
A party of fishermen consisting of C.
O. Henry, Charley Gay, Wm. Winship
M. W. Smith and Dr. A. 13. Stone went
up on the Umatilla Saturday, returning
w. D. Parker is expected to arrive in
Athena soon for a short visit. It is said
that Mr. Parker and Mr. T. J. Watts
contemplate a prospecting (rip in the
supposed "Blue Bucket" territory.
The Umatilla Indians seem to have
the habit. News comes from Weiser,
Idaho, that "Big Jim," or Narcisse,
who with other Indians was fishing
there, has committed suicide by shoot
ing. VW. W. Jacobs has purchased Dr.
pBotkin's residence, paying $1700 there
for. Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Watts will oc
cupy it when vacated by Dr. and Mrs.
Botkin, who soon remove from Athena
Walter Ely, of the firm of Ely &
Scott, went to Pomeroy, Washington,
this morning where be will select a
large stock of holiday goods from the
samples of a traveling representative of
an eastern house.
tXQashier Le Grow has recently put in a
Burroughs aaaing ruacmne at lue t irst
National Bank. It is a convenience
greatly appreciated by the employes of
the bank, as it simplifies their work and
does it accurately.
East Oregonian: Chris Simpion, for
merly of Pendleton, but later of Port
land, where be has been in the saloon
businesn, is now out of business entirely
and thinking of returning to this county
AT TIE PASS
Japanese advance, the war office admits
tint a decisive battle will not be fought
there. Everything goes to show that
I the main Russian position is now at Tie
pass. Official reports at the war office
are to the effect Unit the Japanese would
not make a further move toward Mukdeu
until after September 19, where it is dis
closed that they are still massing at Yan
tai and Bentziuputze. No Japanese have
been discovered east of the latter place.
as serious as it now seems. The citi
zens will be compelled to sink their
wells a few feet and by so doing expect
to obtain an abuudant supply of water.
One peculiar thing abejt the matter
is that on the uplands the wells are no
deeper than those in the creek bottom
and the water supply in the uplands is
still good and does not vary much either
winter or summer.
Need of Hogs
cannot afford to feed high priced wheat
and make profit at present prices. The
hogs bound tor Seattle cost $5.25 aver
age at Denver, and when they reach
their destination the price will have gone
to $6.75. The buyer would willingly
pay from that to $7 for good hogs if they
could be had at home.
and again engaging in farming. He
has been away from Pendleton for eight
W. P. Leach is in town today from
his mountain farm.
The finishing Btone for the new fra
ternity building has arrived.
Miss Eva Ogle is at the stock ranch
at Ridge, attending her sister, Mrs.
Simonton, who has not been in good
health for some time.
r. and Mrs. E. A. Dudley returned
yesterday from a visit to Willamette
valley points, including Salem and Cor
vallis. At the latter place they saw
their son, Earl, settled in the Agricul
tural College there.
J. S. W. Bancroft, inspector and over
seer of the construction of the pole line
for the electric light and power com
pany, says that the pole line will be
completed within a month completion
meaning that all poles will be set and
all wires strung.
The county denied the potition of the
O. R. & N. company, asking that its
assessment of property for 1904 in this
county, be reduced from $12,000 a mile
to $5500 a mile. Tax Agent J. Morrow
submitted the petition before the county
court two week ago.
East Oregonian: Mrs. C. C. Van
Orsdall, Grand guardian of the Women
of Woodcraft, departed yesterday eve
ning for Leadville, Col., where she will
attend the semi-annual meeting of the
grand board of managers of the order.
City Marshal Gholson has put in
several new crosswalks since going into
office. As usual they are being con
structed of fir lumber, and in a com
paratively short time will have to be re
placed. Would it not be a good idea to
experiment with concrete?
Hon. G. L. Tufts, state superintend
ent of the Anti-Paloon League, will ad
dress the people of Athena tonight at
the Christian church on the subject of
local option. Mr. Tufts is a speaker of
more than ordinary ability, and will
doubtless be favored with a large Aud
ience. Pendleton Tribune: Albert Pecard, a
farm band on the Lee Hum moll place
on Tutuilla, about six miles south of the
city, narrowly escaped being gored to
death by an infuriated cow early yester
day morning. Had it not been for
timely assistance of another farm hand
and Mr. Hummell Mr. Pecard would un
doubtedly have been killed. Pecard
was terribly gored about the head and
To Cure Conotipatlon Forever.
Take Omcareu Candy Cuthartic. 10c or JT.
If C. C. C. fail to cure, drtiHgmtii refund money.
A COLLECE EXHIBIT
SCOPE OP AGRICULTURAL COL
LEGE W0EK 13 EXTENSIVE.
Excellent Exhibit at State Fair-Exhibit!
Cover Every Branch
Taught in College-
The people of Eastern Oregon who
are not directly in touch with the Ore
gon Agricultural College at Corvallis
may form some idea of the extent of the
work of that valuable institution by the
following description of the exhibit be
ing sent from the college to the state
fair at Salem.
The Corvallis Times describes the ex
hibit as follows:
The college exhibit for the state fair
left for Salem yesterday. The display
is the largest and one of the best ever
sent out to represent the institution,
most of the departments being repre
sented. Prof. Pernot's contribution is a
set of test tubes showing the culture of
living germs both of disease producing
and of economic character.
Among the latter is the germ that
sours milk and which is of value in but
ter and cheese making. Among the dis
ease producing germs exhibited are
those that produce consumption in cat
tle and poultry, that causes lump jaw in
cattle, those that produce abcesses, and
many other species of organism that
cause diseases in domestic animals and
poultry. The same department also
contributes a model cheese box for use
in curing canned cheese.
Prof. Shaw contributes a fine display
of stuffed birds of species that prey upon
insect pests, and are of consequent bene
fit to horticulturists and agriculturalists
of the country.
The display will be an object lesson in
that it will Bhow people interested what
birds not to destroy.
Pr-f. Coote's exhibit comprises over
200 varieties of large and small fruit,
and the agricultural department contri
butes a large variety of grains and
grasses. Prof. Lake sends student
drawings of plants and botanical speci
mens, representing class work at the
college. Samples of tools and machines
made by students are contributed by
the iron work department, and Prof.
Kent has an interesting exhibit of
cheese, showing the amount of cheese a
given amount of milk will produce.
One of the moat instructive displays is
from the chemical department. In it
there is a showing, by chemical analy
sis, of the digestable antriment of
wheat, oats, hay, mills tuffs and other
animal foods, showing the value of each
for feeding purposes. The whole ex
hibit is instructive in character and will
do much to exemplify the scientific
instruction given at the college.
Prof. Coote accompanied the exhibit
to Salem and will superintend its ar
rangement in the pavilion.
MEXICAN WAR VETERANS.
They ary Dying tt the Rata of Merer!
Hundred it Yen r.
What must be nearly the last of the
national conventions of the Mexican war
veterans began in East St. Louis Thurs
day. There are only about 3500 of the
veterans left, and they are dying at the
rate of several hundred a year.
About 100 were present at the meeting
coming chiefly from Kentucky, Indiana,
Texas and several states of the east.
Messages of good will were read from
President Roosevelt, President Diaz,
Governor Yates, of Illinois, and others.
The association has no business to tran
sact except to fix the time and place of
the next meeting, and the convention is
entirely in the shape of a reunion.
The sessions will be held at the expo
sition grounds and it is expected that
addresses will be delivered by General
Lew Wallace and other men of note.
Dvment in Portland.
Coliu V. Dyment, who formerly did
the Inland Empire for the Spokesman-
Review and operated the Blue Moun
tain News Bureau, is Pacific Coast edi
tor on the Evening Telegram. His ex
tensive acquaintance with the country
gained while working on the Washing
ton paper with his headquarters in Pen
dleton, won him the position which is a
very desirable one.
The Lena Dismantled.
Vallejo, Sept.. 19 Work of dismant
ling the Lena commenced this afternoon
at Mare Island navy yard and was finish
ed tonight. It is probable the ship will
go into a private yard for repairs.