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Athena, Ore' " ily 7th, 1893.
in.-, i ;u,uiia section 01 we. emer
jnsitaw makes the notes issued
. inpayment of the silver purchas
ed ty the Secretary of the Treasure
, ifgal tender for all purposes, in-
eluding customs, dues, and avail-
" fnr' nnt.innnf -.Vinnlr urvu
aad provides for their redemption
to the secretary
r of the
treasury in gold or silver
coir in his discretion. ,. ' 7
" It is frequently asked why the
secretary does not redeem these
- notes in silver. As we understand
the matter, the reason is this. It
is the established policy of the
United States to maintain : the
two metals on a parity with each
other upon the present legal ratio
or such a ratio as may be provided
by law. When tho Government
can meet its obligations only by
. paying out its hoarded ; silver, and
cannot exchange silver on demand
for gold, then the silver dollars will
drop instantly to its bullion value
of about 60 cents. The drop from
the gold to the silvor standard
would come with astounding sud
denness at the very first whisper
that the' Government could no
longer exchange silver dollars for
,-gold dollars. The banks would get
the news instantly, and from the
banks it would spread to the trades
men, who would instantly mark
their prices up to the requirements
of the silver standard, that is,
more than a third above their for
mer level. The local tradesmen
would have to do his because the
merchants in the large cities from
whom they purchased their sup-
"JfcBTrauldio it the . moment the
country slid from the gold stand
ard. But while prices would be
advanced instantly, -wages of all
kinds would advance at: a much
more moderate pace, and the result
would be the same that it alwaysjis
in such times ' of ; - inflation -the
wage-earner and the poor man gen
erally would bo the chief sufferers
from the change. ; ... t.
The City Council decided at its
meeting last Monday evening to
try once more to sell the city
bonds, and will receive bids for
the same until September 1st. We
do not wish to criticize their actions
in this matter; for we believe they
will do all in their power for the
best interest of the city, and that
tbey considered it . to the city's
interest when they modified the
contract Bent there by DeVan &
Rutledge. But Athena needs
' water works, and her citizens de
sire them, as was shown by the
unanimous vote to bond the city
for that purpose. ' It is very doubt
ful if the bonds can be sold the
1st of September for money enough
to build and equip the system
adopted by the council. But, if
they should sell for something like
their valuo, by the time the con
tract for putting the works in can be
made, it will te too late to do much
toward them this' year. Would it
not have been better to have given
some one a franchise to put in the
adopted system, and to have given
a part or all the bonds as an in
ducement to them to put i and
maintain such a system for a cer
tain number of years? The City
would have the benefit of the fire
protection, and the water would
not cost the citizens any more than
it would if the city owned the
JACKSON AS A POPULIST.
In the issuo of July 3rd, the East
Oregonian, iri the art'ele headed
"Simpler System Necessary," pro
duces some very plausible argu
ments, some that are surely pleas
ing to the wing of the populist
party that advocate the sub-treasury
scheme. . Among other things
it has thiff- 'J3r.here was no gold
and silvecjised'as money, and banks
wereauthorfzed and regulated -by
government to issue money as it
Tr,ag -needed m exchange and busi
ness to those who possessed collater
al in the shape of products, includ
ing gold and silver, there could be
no hard times among producers, as
under our present system, which
only has confidence at the back of
H." - '
This would be quite a "Simple
System" had we no commercial re
lations with other nations. But
since we are continually doing
business with other nations, which
every year amounts to many mil
lions of dollars, will pur -, esteemed
contemporary explain now we
Would adjust the balance of trade
with our currency based on "pro
ducts?" In this age of telegraphs,
steam ships, and sub-marine ca
bles, no civilized country of any
importance can exist independent
of the rest of the civilized world
THE GLORIOUS FOURTH.
The People of Umatilla Celebrate it in
a Fitting Style..
Athena had no celebration this
year, so her citizens went to Wes
ton, Cayuse and Pendleton, while
a few onjoyed the quiet and recup
erating merits of the classic
Umatilla in the vicinity of Thorn
; A large number of people came
in from tne country early in the
forenoon and the excursion train
from Walla . Walla brought
a large delegation down from the
Garden City, Milton, Athena and
Adams. The procession formed at
the corner of Webb and Main
streets, and although not being as
large as lormer years it surpassed
anything of a previous nature in
the way of splendor and brilliancy.
First came the Pendleton cornet
band followed 4by the speakers and
omcers of the day in carriages.
Next proudly marched the veter
ans bearing the old flag- and Kit
uarson post colors They were
followed by the Hose companies,
Hook & Ladder wagon and fire
engine. Then came the Athena
band in their gaudy uniforins."-C
The liberty car was the pretties
feature, of the parade. The uni
form rank, K. of P., followed and
then came the floats and citizens
in carriages and on horseback.
The "Clam bake" was a fizzle;
but not owing to the lack of clams.
A box car in the lower end of town
was full of clams, seasoned with
a nameless odor, and people who
came to get clams got it iri the
nose. The fact of the matter is the
Clams were out of water too long
and spoiled on the hands of the
committee, and many who went
to Pendleton were severely disap-
lOinted tor the clam bake was to
the foature of the program.
ihe people who went to Cayuse
to spend tho glorious fourth were
not disappointed in having a good
time. They feasted irom baskets
of good edibles, swung, laughed at
the three-legged race, cheered the,
favorite ball club, fished, if so in
clined and were carried away, to
the realms of bliss by the sweet
strains of music from "the Adams
and Helix hands.
THE WESTON CELEBRATION. '.
' The farmers' picnic and alliance
celebration at Weston was atten
ded by at least 3500 people from
the surrounding country, quiteja
number coming from the Junipei
and Cold Springs neighborhood.
Mayor T. T. Davis delivered a
pleasant address of welcome, to
which Col. Parsons of this place re
sponded in his usual eloquent
style. lion. W. G. Burleigh, the
silver-tongued orator of Willowa
county followed with a splendid
essay on the present politicial out
look from a populist standpoint.
Afternoon exercises consisted of
a two-hour speech by Hon. S. S.
King, of Topcka, Kansas, , which
was listened to with wrapped at
tention, and was frequently inter
rupted by vociferous applause.
The whole program was neatly
intersporsed with sweet strains
from ho Weston Cornet ' band,
and campaign songs by the Milton
Glee club. Nathan Pierce was
master of ceremonies. '
In a Trance. ,
A young lady, Miss Bunch, of
Portland, while attending the
campmeoting at Dufur, went into
a trance and remained unconcioua
for 12 hours. After she became
resuscitated she related her ex
perience. During the twelve hours
she journeyed through the un
known world aud saw several per
sons in the future place of punish
ment and some iu the heaven of
reward. Soine people who still
reside in Dufur she saw in her
trance as suffering the torments
of future punishment. , This cre
ated considerable excitement,
and there are quite a number of
disbelievers in Miss Bunch's
The feity council met in regular
session' at the city hall July 3rd,
Mayor 'Jiolhs and the full board
of councilmen present. ' A petition
of several citizens owning prop
erty within the fire limits ask
ing that Bergevin Bros, be given a
permit to build an addition to the
rear of the Corner Grocery was
read. But it was decided that the
council could not grant such a
permit without first repealing the
ordinance establishing a fire limit.
The Recorder was instructed to ad
vertise in the Portland Oregonian
for bids for the city bonds, the
bids to be received until Septem
ber 1st. ' -
The ordinance committee was
instructed to amend the ordinance
regulating the sale of stock placed
in the city pound, by having them
advertised in the newspaper in
stead of posted as is now done.
The finance committee was in
structed to ask "for bids from the
two papers in the city to do the
The marshal was instructed not
to pay more than two dollars per
day for street work. He was also
instructed to give ten days notice
in the newspapers that he would
strictly enforce the dog ordinance.
The ordinance committee was in
structed to amend the ordinance
creating a fire limit so as to allow
parties to build additions to the
rear of their building within the
fire limits, when such' additions
would not increase the rate of in
surance. ' " '
yThe following bills were allowed.
Jarvis Hurd. .......... . $ 13 00
Buckley Lumber Co. . . : 179 45
Wm. Poet...:......;... 3 32
Chas. Gay. .7" 1 25
Crow & Thompson . . Ill 65
W.T. Gilman..... :' 20 00
D.M. Lewis.. 22 50
S. A. Ayers . : . . 19 50
H. L. Thompson . ...... ' 20 00
W.H. Post..:,....'..... 16 25
J. N. Stamper'.'.......... 25 00
W.J. GohTsori. 12 00
Jones & Winship .... ... 66 35
A. D. Blue,. 17 50
Jas. Stamper rf. 75 00
G. W.! Titsworth 7 50
J. C. Tompson 8 75
There was some discussion con
cerning the Buckley Lumber Co's.
bill as it was used for building a
cross walk belonging to private
parties and should . not be paid
for by the city. Most of the other
bills were for work done on Main
street and were refused payment at
the former meeting. . -,
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'' OVER A PRECIPICE.
A Frightened Team Dashes Into the
Clackamas With Fatal Results.
Oregon City, Or., July1 4 An
otherwise .pleasant and unevent
ful Fourth culminated jn a, serious
and fatal accident at Ihe' Clack-.
amas river, ' two miles north of
this city, at 8:45 o clock tonight,
when M. P. Bradley's team became
frightened and ran away, throwing
the wagon containing himself,
wife and four children over a
rocky precipice 40 feet high. As
the wagon was going over Mr.
Bradly jumped and caught upon
the verge of the precipice; but the
rest fell to the bottom and were
all more or less seriously, injured.
Mrs. Bradley struck upon the
rockslat the bottom tearing
scalp loose from the top Of
head. Her body rolled into '.
water and was found, after
hour's search. 300 varda - down
the etrVam. The baby, 18 months
old, was brought up unconscious
and is seriously hurt. The eldest,
a boy 10 years of ago, si'vtained a
concussion of the brain, and is in
a critical condition. The other
two children escaped with serious
but not fatal bruises, ..while Mr.
Bradley himself has no serious
ihe injured children were im
mediately carried to the nearest
house that of Rev. Gilman Par
ker where Dr. Locke, who assis
ted in rescuing them,' did all that
medical science could dd for their
relief and in this critical emergen-,
cy it was fortunate that he was
near at hand to render immediate
assistance. He remained until Dr.
Carll.of this city, could be sum
moned, who took immediate charge
of the patients and is now carefully
.11 11. .. 1 TT
iinenuing tneir wants, unrry
Dyer, superintendent of the East
Kailway Company, was present
and immediately placed a car at
the disposal of those 'who ha'd
found the body, and 4h remains
were brought to this city, where an
inquest will be held in the morn
ing. From the nature of the in
juries sustained by Mrs. Bradley
they must have proved fatal, even
if she had not fallen into the river,
and it is probable that she . was
killed before striking the water. .
Mrs. Bradley is well known in
this county and , has , relatives and
friends in, Weston.
Notice to the Public.
Notice is hereby given. , that ten
days after the date of this notice
all dogs, or dog kind, caught run
uing at large on the streets of the
city of Athena. Oregon, and not
wearing a license collar will be
killed by the city marshal, in com
pliance with the order of the city
Dated this Cth day of July '93.
Jas. C. Stamper,
ISO - Subscribe -1.50
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We tuts ttwy Idrft cltfldi, "VI " "
" I w ioeorkAfcauiit. . i XJrJLL w""-"- I '
YTt Sort ow (iiic twhe A
Makes trade slow, but we offer such RARE INDUCEMENTS
to Customers who venture forth, that they' come to town in
Whenever they are in town they find just what they want
and are able to rhake ' .
Deals That Pay.
Do not neelect the CHANCE, but take ADVANTAGE of our
Our new stock of IDeSS GrOOdS
arrived from New York, and we will , be pleased to
show them Among the dress goods will be the latest
patterns in Pointelles,Grendines, Sateens, Chainbrays
Cashmeres, Sublime, Summer Suitings, etc etc.
LATEST NOVELTIES IN
Chiffon and Oriental laces, embroideries, Hamburg
edgings, fancy'Ties, Gloves mitts, Handkerchiefs, etc.
Entirely new and complete line of. Ribbons, unique
in design and very pretty, Underwear and Hosiery In
all grades, and remember that we -
HAVE . JUST. RECEIVED THE LARCEST INVOICE
of Ladies, Gents, Misses, Boy's and Children's Shoes
ever brought to the city.-, They comprise, the latest
styles and for neatness and elegance cannot be beat,
and will be sold at hard times '
We would respectfully ask your inspection of these
goods, knowing you- will be pleased, and it ,will be a
pleasure for us to show them to you.
Athena ' ! .
TRIMM IIICS TO MATCH.
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