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ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1904.
ED. MAN ASS E
CORNER MAIN AND THIRD STS.
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Our Selections in- DRY GOODS. CLOTHING and
SHOES are the Cream , of the Market. Prices
are the Lowest aud the Quality the very Best
ED. MAN ASS E
; Agent for Butterick's Patterns.
with e very
Everything in Hardware and Plumbing Supplies. Sam
pson Wind Mills, Hays Pumps, Tents, Crockery, etc.
SOUTH SIDE MAIN STREET, ATIIENA, OREGON
THE RIGHT OF WAY
STATE HAS SECURED SEUFEET
LAND FOB CANAL.
Entire Holdings Will Be Vested In
State When $15,000 I De
Portland, Sept. 26. A meeting was
held yesterday afternoon between the
State Canal Commission and the repre
sentatives of the government, at which
the final arrangements for the right of
WHy for the Celilo canal wore decided
F. A. Seufert was present and con
ceded for the use of the government for
the construction of the canal a strip of
territory 5roiles in length and varying
from 200 to 600 feet in width. - The right
of way is now all in the hands of tbe
government, with the exception of the
Taffe strip of about one half mile. As
soon as the state deposits 115,000 re
quired by the decree of the court for the
condemnation of this property a judg
ment will be given and the entire right
of way will be secured for the construc
tion of the canal.
The rights of way for the Celilo canal
and the portage road have both been se
cured by the state on one hand and the
members of the Open River Association
on the other, and it will be but a short
time until the construction of both
projects can be commenced if desired.
Water Works Assured.
The city council of Adams is making
preparations for the sale of water works
bonds and the system is now assured,
It is proposed to put in a gravity sys
tem. The committee having the con
struction of the works in charge find
that there is an ample supply of water
at a point within two miles of tbe town.
The site of the reservoir has been select-
RULING ON LEASING
LAND FROM INDIANS
DIRECT PRIMARY LAW WILL
BE EFFECTIVE IN 1906.
Leases Approved By Department With
I Restrictions to 640 Acres.
Pendleton, Sept. 27 Leases approved
by the Secretary of the Interior will t
required for all lands on tbe reserve ion
hereafter. No small piece of paper or
verbal agreement will suffice, but a gen
uine lease with bond attached will be
necessary. ' These are the requirements
of the department. Another new feature
will prevent any one person from renting
more than 640 acres of Indian lands.
No kind.can be leased through an agent
or corporation, but must be leased by
the man who is to farm it. Another pro
vision of the law is that every able-bodied
Indian must cultivate at least forty
acres of his allottment before he is given
the privilege of leasing the remainder.
Such Indians are supposed to farts their
entire allottments and only women and
children have a right to lease their land,
but this law cannot be enforced, as but
very few of the Indians are intelligent or
industrious enough to cultivate their
The new regulations that are being
put in force by Special Agent McNich
oh will bo adopted conservatively. He
says it is not his desire to cause innou
venience to any one. In a few cases
the required leases have been furnished
tbe department, but this will be de
manded from every lessee. Receipts for
money paid in advance to the Indians
on illegal leases may be attached to the
new leases when sent to the department
for approval and will be recognized.
Money paid in tbe future, however,
must be accounted for by the agent, and
no leases can be secured'direct from the
Indians. Through competition for the
lands, the special agent states, the In
dians have received full value for rent
als, but better methods must be adopted
for leasing the lands and taking care of
tne interests of the allottee.
BIG MACHINES ARRIVE
Work of Installing the Preston-Parton
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Company's Milling Plant.
Figs Grow at Lewiston.
The California golden fig can be
grown in. Lewiston, says the Lewiston
tribune. This fact has been estab
lished through an experiment .made by
Attorney R. E. McFarland. The varie
ty is the most delicate grown in Cali
fornia. The tree has been given no
particular attention, and in fact is lo
cated so to be shielded in a great meas
ure from the sun.
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C- Aa BARRETT & COWY
ALL KINDS OF MACHINE
EXTRAS NOW ON HAND
Heirdwtire Stock: is Complete.
THE BELL BJiOTIDSflS
South Side Main Street,
he machinery for the Preston-Parton
Milling company's plant is arriving in
carload lots. It is unloaded from the
cars at the mil! door and with block and
tackle is placed directly on tbe respec
tive floor it is to occupy when used in
the pro y& of milling the best flour on
earth. portion of the reels and bolt
ing machinery has arrived and the huge
rolls are now in transit from the factory
in the east. A carload was received yes
terday from Milwaukee, Wis. It came
over the Chicago & Northwestern, the
U. P. and O. R. A N. Millwrights are
now at work getting the mill in prepara
tion for the installation of the ma
chinery. The electrical plant will be
installed jn ample time to distribute
power and lights when tbe big power is
turned on at tbe Walla Walla river
power site, which will be sometime be
fore tbe first of ihe year.
Tbe magnitude of the new mill can
not be realized from a mere description,
but must be seen to be fully compre
hended and appreciated. Aside from
the mammoth proportions ct the mill
proper, one of the most complete wheat
elevating plants in tbe northwest has
been constructed. A neat and com
modious office where the company will
transact its business is located on the
south end of the mill building.
Southern Railway Horror
Knoxville, Tenn., Sept. 26. Tbe
death list from the wreck of the two
passenger .trains on the Southern rail
way, which occurred Saturday evening,
30 miles east of here, continues to grow.
Fifty-four were killed outright and
135 injured. Of the injured seven have
since died and many more are mangled
beyond all hope of recovery. Conduc
tor W. B. .Caldwell of the eastbound
train has taken the responsibility for the
wreck upon himself and is raving in
delirium, having totally collapsed after
reaching the hospital.
He misread the meet order issued to
him and his engineer, and his misunder
standing of the order caused the wreck
Both engineers were killed.
Carlson Died From Injury
UNDER OLD METHOD
Municipal Officers May Be Nominated
By Any Method That Has Been
Pursued in the Fast.
Salem, Sept. 24. That the direct pri
mary law does not go into operation un
til 1906, and need not be observed in
municipal elections prior to that time,
is the opinion found by Attorney-General
Crawford after examining the ques
tion that has recently caused so much
Tbat the direct primary law is now in
effect, Mr. Crawford does not question,
but he says that by its own terms it is
evident that it was not intended to be
come operative until 1906. He says also
tbat previous laws governing primary
elections have been repealed and that in
his opinion candidates fur municipal
offices may be nominated by any method
that has-been pursued in the past.
He believes it will be best to proceed
in accordance with the laws last in force,
not that those laws are now binding, but
because they provide a good system of
making nominations and the people are
familiar with them. Mr. Crawford be
lieves that any form of nomination
which results in a free expression from
the voters at the polls will be upheld as
SEEK AN OLD ESTATE.
La Grande, Sept. 26. O. H. Carlson,
who suffered the amputation of an arm
several days ago caused by an accidental
shotgun wound, died Friday evening at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hen
son, where he has been cared for since
the injury. The funeral was held from
the Presbyterian church yesterday after
noon at 2:30 o'clock. Tbe deceased
leaves a wife and four young children,
the eldest being 8 years of age, tbe
youngest an infant babe born .this week.
Mr. Carlson has been engaged in the
wood business at Kamela for a number
of years and was highly respected by
Allegad Helri of William Gorman In-
. quire About Ilia Honey
County Clerk Frank Baling, says the
East Oregonian, is in receipt of a letter
of inquiry from Mrs. Stephen J. Smith
of Shortsville, N. Y., regarding the es
tate of William Gorman, who is sup
posed to have been murdered on Birch
Creek in Feburary, 18'.t9. Gorman was
a farmer and his charred remains were
discovered one morning in the, ruins of
his bouse. It is thought be was mur
dered and tbo house burned to hide the
evidences of the crime. His estate was
valued at several thousand dollars, but
as he had no known relatives, the prop
erty was escheated last spring. Since
then several alleged heirs have shown
up. About 81800 of the estate remaius
after tbe lagaL proceedings.;
Is It Possible?
It is related of an editor living in a
neighboring town that he visited an in
sane asylum while in St. Louis recently,
and was mistaken by a lunatic for a
fellow sufferer just arrived. Becoming
confidential, the inmate asked the editor
what made him go crazy, and to humor
him the editor replied, "Trying to make
money out of the newspaper business."
"Rats," said the lunatic, "you're .not
crazy; you're just a d n fool." From
certain suspicious circumstances con
nected with the case we are led to be
lieve that the editor above referred to
was our genial friend Col. Clark Wood,
of the Weston Leader. Milton Eagle.
Coming From Coos County.
Henry Ransier and wife, who have
lived for 25 years in Coos county, are
this week moving to Athena, near which
place thy have two sons, George and
Daniel, living, and also two daughters,
Mrs. Fred Gross and Mrs. Isaac Bark
low. They have not yet sold out in
Coos county, but will do so as soon as
they can. One object for removing to
this part of the state is the more agree
able and hoalthful climate. East Oregonian.
Death to Chicago Unions
Chicago, Sept. 26.The opening to
day of the Peering and McCormick
plants of tbe International Harvester
Company, and the Pullman works on
the "open shop" baf is, has alarmed the
union labor leaders. They see in it a
systematic move on the part of Chicago
employers to down the unions.
The harvester company refused to
renew its agreement with tbe union,
but took back 7000 employes at 10 hours
a day at a 10 per cent reduction. Full
man employes expect a 10 and 20 per
I cent cut in wages.
Proposes Automobile Line
Pendleton, Sept. 26. William Scott,
proprietor of the Hidaway Springs sum
mer resort, will leave for the east in a
few days to buy 'an automobile with a
capacity of twelve passengers, provided
be can find one adapted to heavy moun
tain roads. To the mountain springs re
sort by automobile! This may sound
remote, but thore is a possibility of pas
sengers being conveyed to the sprin gs in
this way next summer.
Notice of Dissolution.
Notice is hereby given that tbe part
nership heretofore existing between M.
J. Bagley and Walter E. Ely has been
by mutual consent dissolved." M. J.
Bagley retires and Walter E Ely con
tinues the business, collecting all ac
counts and paying all bills against the
firm. M. J. Bagley,
Walter E. Ely.
Dominio Di Valeria, an Italian em
ployed in a street paving gang, was shot
and fatally wounded Saturday night in
Walla Walla by a fellow laborer and
countryman, Tom La Penzia. The
wounded man died an hour later.
W. & C K- Is Sued.
Peter West, a Pendleton attorney, has
brought suit against the W. & C. It. Co.
to collect 8500 damages, alleged on ac
count of the defendant taking possession
of land which tbo plaintiff declares he
holds by right of lease. '.''.