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THE ATHENA PRESS
Is in receipt of a fine NEW PRLSS of the latest improved pattern, and other machinery also modern faces of Job Type. We GUARANTEE our work. Is the LEADING PAPER of the "East End" of Umatilla , county, in the very heart of great wheat belt ; is read by everybody. Subscribe for it. VOLUME 6. ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, JULY 21 1893. NUMBER 35 vuit juii IJtl'AKOlJiiM Athena .1 i ? i s i v. it ; i ? i -I The way to build up Athena 19 to patronize her institutions and industries. . The Malln. Mall clones for Pendleton. Portland, nnd all potlits eHt, except the Dukotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin, at 5:30 p. n. For Walla Walla, Hpokane and Sforth Pact- nc pomis ni t.uk Mall-a-rtvea from Pendleton, Portland and the east 7:45 a. m. From ntalla Walla, Spokane and North Pa cific points at u:ia p. m. Olllce hours (ieneral delivery open from 8 a. m. to 8 p. in, Kundays, 8 to 11 a. in. Money order window open from 9 a m. to 4 p.m. Geo. Hanskll, PoHtmaster. LODUK DIKECTORV i A F. k A. M. NO. 80 MEETS THE 1 First and Third Saturday Evenings ': . of each month. Visiting bretheren cor- (. I dially invited to visit the lodge. T 0. 0. F. NO. 73, MEETS EVERY t I X. Friday night. Visiting Odd Fellowa J J in good standing always welcome. H 0. U. W. NO. 104, MEETS THE I I J- Second and Fourth Saturdays of jt i, each month. L. A. Githens, . itecoraer. Pythian.no. 29,- meets every Thursday Night. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. P. a SHARP, Physician and Surgeon. CaUa nrnmntlv Rnswered Ofllce on Third ' Street, Athena, Oregon. TjR. CARLISLE, PHYSICIAN & SURGEON. Calls promptly attended to day or night. Office : Main Street, Athena, Or. D R. L N. RICHARDSON, OPERATIVE PROSTIItTTIO PKXT1ST. A.THENA, OREGON. E ,1 BE PEAT. LAWYER, Practices in nil court s of the state of Oregon. Athena, Oregon. '0 asItEEVJ3H, & HAIRDRESSER BATHROOM IV CONNECTION WITH BHOP. hena, - Oregon E II. HILL, uAUBER J WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER, i I Fifteen years experience in all kinds of i i wnleli making and repairing. Satisfaction t, funrtintced. t Next to M. Finneran & Co.'s Athena, Or. if :- I T A. MOFFITT. fi Vliyslflau uml Burgeon, I DISEASES OF WOMEN A SPECIALTY. I Office with Dr. Sharp, 3rd Street. Athena. i SHleeps !n office. i GEO. E. BATES, l) CONTRACTOR & BUILDER. f! GENERANOBBER. i- I , ' ' - s ' ' Estimates furnished on all kinds of wood- S j work. Header beds and cook houses built on ' thort notice. Trices reasonable. Box 46, ' Athena, Oregon. 1 l PROF. J. S. HENRY, ilNSTR U C TOE ON- ; : PIANO AND ORGAN. I Wil I be In Athena on Thursday's and Wed neulays of eacn week hereafter. Leave cuder 1 with F. llozensweig, at C. W. HolUs' Athena. J. F. FORD, Evangelist. Of Dos Moines, Iowa, writes under date of March ', lKtt: S. B. Med. Mfg. Co., Dufur, Oregon. Gentlemen: Oo arring home last week, I found all well and anxiously awaiting. Our little girl, eight and one-half years old, who had wasted away to 39 pounds, is now well, strong and vigorous, and well fleshed up. S. B. Cough Cure has done its work well. Both of the children liKe it. Your S. B. Cough Cure has cured and kept away all hoarsness from me. So give it to every one, with greetings for all 'all. Wish ing vou prosperity, we are Yours, Mr.& Mrs. J. F. Ford. If vou wish to feel fresh and cheerful, and widv for the KDrine's work, cleanse your system with the Headache and Liver Cure, by taking two or three diwes each week. 50 cents per bottle by all druggists. Sold nnder a positive guarantee by the Pioneer Drug store. . Pay op All parties knowing themselves indebted to me, are notified to come forward and settle without delay. Jan. 1st tf. N. A. Miller. riECEi O BAKBETT GO. Wisp I li;Slp2 Jly B DEALERS IN SHELF and HEAVY HARDWARE. FARM IMPLEMENTS, THRESHERS, toMOAVERS, RAKES, IIARROWS, GANG PLOWS, MACHINE REPAIRS. Main Street, - - - - - Athena, Oregon LLER ' THE RUSTEER THE LEADING FURNITURE DEALER CALLS SPECIAL ATTENTION TO HIS Li ne of Wall Paper I am the only dealer in Athena that buys direct from the manufacturer, and that manufacturer, Wm. Campbell, of New York, is independent of the Nation al wall Paper Combination. I buy my paper to the . best advantage to myself and I sell to the best ad-, vantage of my customers, I have the largest line of wall paper in the county and it ranges in price all J'l the way from 15c double roll, to 65c for1 the best gilt paper made. A fine line of undertaking goods con stantly on hand, and I am I STORE ON MAIN STREET, ATHENA, ORE. CHAS:. DGDDi&iGO. HARDWARE, IRON, STEEL FARM MACHINERY. niONT. FIRST. AND VINE STS., PORTLAND, OR. BUCKEYE MOWER AND REAPER. I Kiqunled rv Nlniplielty. Mtrenlb, Vtllltr, DarBblllty. TheM KaehlaM re too well kuown to need t'oonnrat. ThounsnUa of them ar la ue to-ly, niut tit nulvenml aatiraetioa jrlven by them lroves them to be the most popular in market. HODGES'. HAINES HEADERS. BUCKEYE STEEL FRAME BINDER. DlKtluiculNhet for Strength aad Dnrobilttjr. Adtuanee Hcat-Dischai9e Smdci "oot Keonoiuiral Binder ia ue. Beqnlrea Ie power, ant leaa twlae tltaia any other. vn hAP'y& DEERE HAY-LOADER ASD II ,D V 3'i42&Si PROVED TEDDER. t$Siimmm, porter's horse batv SCKUTTLER AND M1LBURH FARMWACCHS FIRE CARRIAGES, PKAETOKS, TOP BUG GIES, CARTS, ETC. O-SPRIHS MOUHTAIS WAGONS AHO BUCK-BOARDS. CILLER'S STAR VIBRATIHG TRRESHF8. ASLKUX'S STAR TRACT10H HG!SE. Tkc BUMt Effective tod Soccesful coaibina'.i n for Ykrohinf ud Cleftuinf Gnus cm construcinl. Send for t2 J. H. CLAEK, prepared to do embalming. MUM, KOLLISCSWOBTH & TAYLOR HAK3 Ml SELF-DUMP RAKE! UDGETT i: St' ffr - t nttingnm. Pre. Mng'r, Atkena Or. "SONNY'S " LETTER. In the Gold Fields of Baker County, He Thinks THAT HE HAS STRUCK IT RICH. Mysteries of the Heavens A New Congregational Cnurch. Editor Press: This week still finds the writer in the "Denver of Oregdn,"or round about -in some mountain gulch, or mountain top with pick or shovelin hand, search ing for hidden treasures. And like any other crazy "prospector." I think I've struck it rich! I am now interested in three very prom ising ledges, one of which was re cently discovered, about one and a half miles from the celebrated Mable mine, the Baisley Bros., which ?s turning out the best of any mine so far discovered in the Northwest. Last Saturday prop erly attired as a typical miner, or prospector, I went from our pros pect which we have named the "Grey Eagle" to the Mable mine, taking along with me sam ples of our ore to make comparisons, arriving at the mines where some 20 men were at work, which num ber is being increased as fast as room can be made under the ground for more men, and met these enterprising mine owners. Owing to rush of business and their well known policy of "keep ing sealed lips" concerning their finds which have been numerous and " well paying in the past but none of which was informed any where equaled the Mable mines, I did not learn as much as I had ex pected. The Baisley .Bros., are considered extremely "lucky," but the fact of it is there is no such thing as luck making a success ful mine owner. It takes hard work, lots of it and considerable chance. Gold is where you find it and you find it where you dig for it in this country, which I con sider not only as my opinion, but of mining men whom I meet every day in considerable number, from other places, as the richest min eral section in the world today. This is a gold district. But very little metals are to be found, ex cepting iron". The closing down of nearly every silver producing mine in Idaho, "Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona, Wyoming and Montana ia causing a rush of mines and. mining men to this section with the result of new discoveries being made daily. Millions of placer gold has been taken out of the hills and moun tains gulches of Baker and adjoin ing counties in years past, but quartz mining is comparatively a new business here. The district in, which I have interests is in the lone irregular hills east of Baker City, which were new though un til a year ago to contain gold, is now considered in the lead. The White Swan mine which every week sends in $5000 and more of the glittering, the "Mable" which is many times richer still, is "proof of the pudding." What is needed here to bring this section to the front as the greatest gold producers in the world today, is lack of capital of the discovering of these ledges to properly work them, if to work them at all. The Baisley boys deserve much credit, as well as the riches which they are taking out daily for the work they have done, Thursday they started their stamp mill and are "running through" their best quartz taken out of the new discovery which assayed over f 20U0 to the ton. Of course such ore is not abundant, but as they go down the vein widens. The other ore taken out while not ap proaching this, is very rich. While at the mine after the depart ure of the boys for dinner. I had quite a chat with the "foreman of the mine and while not permitted to handle the ore on the different dumps I could see the quartz fairly louzy with gold and notwith standing the strict orders, I could not, resist the temptation of pick ing up two small pieces, which had tumbled off the pile. As our mine is located on the same ledge (or as we have every reason to be lieve it is) I wanted to make com parisons. Sufiice it to saythat the ore from our mine is pronoun ced by ail "experts" and alleged experts to be from the Mabel mine, and I have had some amusing dis putes over it. What the prospect will amount to is of course all speculation until we go down sev eral feet. If this prospect of ours turns out to be a pecond Corns tock, I will join the gold bug throng and attempt to keep down the present popular uprising against the yel low metal as the only "good" money in the world. However, m the meantime I will be anxious to get hold of as many silver dollars as possible. The white metal will purchase now anything I want or that anybody else wants but the dickens of getting it too. Is that not true with everybody, except a few of the "more fortunate ' From my personal knowledge of the situation and to learn it from mines, mine owners, and busi ness men from the silver sountries who are coming here in swarms, should congress in the special ses sion next month repeal the Sher man law and offer no better sub stitute then will be wide spread misery loss and ruin, for at the present price paid for silver (meas ured by the gold standard) the white metal cannot be profitably mined. There is 40 per cent more profit in gold than . silver.- That is a dollar in silver represents more labor to produce it than a dollar in gold. This is the fact and no man who will investigate the matter, can dispute it. Then why this clamor "cheap money" which is yelled by owners of gold, of course there are exceptions to the rule where it costs more to mine a gold dollar than a silver dollar, but there are only one oi two not able exceptions. Talk about in trinsic value. Its "sheerest" folly. It is natural for me to believe my mine better than many others. Why? Because it is mine. I own it. See? So with any other kind of property, so with the goldite. But what it costs to produce the metal in a dollar of gold or a dol ar of silver is not the real question at all. The industrial interests? The nation are suffering because of a contraction of the currency because there is not now enough money pei capita to transact busi ness without great losses. What will it be if President Cleveland, and Dan Lamont, the agent of the Rothschild's and the personal adviser and confident of the presi dent, succeed in bull dozing con gress into forever stamping out of existence our most convenient money silver? Who doubts in case the Sherman law is repealed (and it should be) and no better law enacted for the coinage of silver (not the buying, of silver with gold) that gold will go to. a premium anyway. That gold will go to a premium no matter which course is adopted, is assuredly certain with the passage of a free coinage of silver law. Of course its a part of the schemeto take advantage of what lingering doubt there is in the minds of the people of this nation and temporarily play havoc in commercial circles, but that will not last long. With the Sherman law repealed, gold will permantly remain at a premium. That its value would shrink one half, with the opportunity of the people to pay their debts would de crease one half. In any case, look out for breakers ahead. At least them's my sentiments. -Cent-i-ments. Expecting to be in Athena ere long, with a pocket full of nug gets etc. I am Yours. I. McQ. Mysteries of the Heavens. Professer Wiggens says "that in two or three weeks a very brilliant comet will be seen in-the northern sky. He has been watching for some weeks for a comet, which he says is the large variable star seen by Cornelius Gemma in 1570, in the constellation of Uassiopea, as its reappearance is about due. In 1864 he announced that Gemma's star, usually called the star of Bethlehem, was only a large comet at its perihelion, when its halo surrounded it and gave it the.ap pearance of a star of the first magnitude. He considers that his theory has been proved now, for the night of the 8th inst. he saw for a few minutes, between clouds near the pole of the heavens a star of the sixth magnitude moving rapidly sunwards, which he pronounced a comet and which is Beeking a nearer perihelion than in 1570. On its return from the sun it will be very brilliant. It is now, he says, probably below the horizon. New Congregational Church, A number of our good citizens met at the home of Rev. A. R. Olds last Saturday afternoon, says the Weston Leader, and organized a Congregational church. The government of this church is vest ed in the body of believers who compose it. It is ammendable to no other ecclesiastical body. It acknowledges the Lord Jesus Chritit as its only head, and the scriptures as its only infallible guide in matters of faith, order and discipline. Arrangements will Hoon be made for regular preaching Bervicea in one of the churches. Rev. A. R. Olds is to be the pastor of this new church; also of the Congregational church at Freewater, where they are ar ranging to erect a church building in the near future. Refrigerators at cost. Call ear ly at the C. A. Barrett Co. THE DARK TICER. Two Hundred Saloons Run On the Sly In CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA. The Governor of Colorado Talks on Silver QuestionOther News. A special to the Tribune from Charleston, S. C. savs: This citv is still waiting with expectant awe, the punishment promised it by Gov. Tillman for refusing to take me state cocktail trom a state dis pensary. The dispensary law has been in operation for nearly two weeks. While-a few liquor shops are closed most of the 200 are still open. Some of them display signs with lists of soft drinks, but the tiger lurks in the rear and shows himself whenever the pass word is given. The city is filled with Gov ernor Tillman's detectives, but most of them are known and have not yet done r anything. No infor mation has been lodged as yet for the violation of the law: although it is violated daily. It is said that the papers have" been prepared, however, the governor is expected to swoop down on the city any moment. Another complication has arisen as to the supply of alcohol lor the druggists. One of the larg est manufacturing drug concerns in the city wrote to the state dis penser for a barrel of alcohol and was told in reply that as Charles ton repudiated the dispensary law, no alcohol could bo sold to the druggists. The latter will probab ly order their alcohol from the north as usual and have it shipped here, depending unon the railwav to deliver it. The neonle here aro much elated at the decision of Judge Hudson declaring the dis pensary illegal and the local liquor dealers are again looking at the courts for relief. One of them to day took out a United States in ternal revenue license and will open a shoo under it tomorrow in order to make a test case. The Governor of Colorado Talks. At the re-assembling of a mass meeting at Denver Tuesday, Gover nor Waite was called upon for an address on the Bilver question. As the old, gray haired governor start ed down the, aisle to the platform the scene presented was beyond description. Men whose future de pended on the cause for which they were fighting, stood in their 6eat3 and yelled until exhausted. He concluded by saying: "If money powers shall attempt to sustain its usurpation by strong hand, we will meet that issue when it is forced upon us, for it is better, infinitely botter, that blood should flow to horses bridles rather than have constitutional liberties des troyed. If it is true that the Unit ed States is unable to carry out its governmental policy without dic tation or consent of foreign pow ers, if we are a province of .Euro pean monarchies, then we need another revolution. Another ap peal to arras and we will have won the battle." At the Cascade Locks. A few days ago, a reporter con nected with The Dalles Times Mountaineer paid a visit to the Cascade locks, and was shown over the entire works. Two steam travelers are now in operation, ono on the north and the other on the south side of the canal, and there are about 80 stone-cutters at work. Thejlocomotive, which had under gone repairs in Portland, was re ceived t nuay, and is now making two trips daily to the quarry on Hermann creek. The large derrick is being trect- ed at a convenient place, so that rock can he transferred from the Hermann Creek railroad, and tak en by the narrow-gauge cars to either shed. The water is still very high, about 35 feet ' above the lowest mark; but it is expect ed by the end of the month or the beginning of August work can be prosecuted in the canal. A large quantity of stone has been taken out, and these will be prepared for their places in tho wall as rap idly as possible. lhe contractors are pushing work by every possiblo means, and boat will be able to pass through the canal inside of two years. There is perfect system in the manner in which the worlc is prosecuted, and it is a matter of surprise that, every detail in in such a gigantic undertaking can bo so carefully mapped out. Tests of Armor Plate. The third of the series of armor plate tests, of world-wide interest and importance, took place last week at tho naval proving grounds, on the Potomac river. The tests were for acceptance and for pre mium. It was stipulated that if the plates resisted penetration un der a certain prescribed velocity the makers should receive a pre mium of 30 per ton in additon to the contract price of $275 per ton. The first test was of nine-inch plate, a sample of the side armor of the moniter Monadnock. It was nickle-steel, weighed 40 tons, and was made by the Carriegic Fricke company. Three Iloltzers projectiles, weighing 250 pounds each, were fired against it from an eight-inch rifle, the muzzle be ing fifty-eight feet from the face of the target. The first projectile had a velocity of 1400 feet per second at the moment of impact, and penetrated the plate and oak backing to the depth of 11.7 inches. The second projectile, with a striking velocity of 1683 feet, went through the plate and three feet of oak backing, and lost ; itself in the earth against which it was built. , The third project ile had & velocity of 1536 feet and penetrated the plate and backing to a depth of 14$ inches. The plate well withstood the strain of attack, no cracks being precep tible, and it fully met every re quirement for acceptance, but the result of tha second shot deprived the makers of any chance for a premium. It Has Not Been Stopped. The report that the Nicaragua Canal Construction'Companv had stopped all work on the Nicaragua canal on account of a lack of funds was officially denied by ex-Senator Warner Miller, president of the company. "We have not slopped work entirely, said Miller, "al though, of course, wo have had a lessened i amount of work In times of financial stringency every one has to cut his coat according to his cloth. Work is now going on at the breakwater at the entrance to Grevtown harbor, and on the harbor; besides that wehavo a large number ot men looking alter our valuable machinery." It is not true the company's securities are bought. .'Persons have been buy ing them all along and are doing so yet. As" for the report that there are any internal dissensions in the company, that is untrue. We had to Btop work to a consider able extent at the timo of the rev olution in Nicaragua. Our boats were seized. These boats were the only means of transportation up the river, ' We expect they will soon be settled in a satisfactory manner.: Then, when the money situation becomes a little " easier , we expect to go ahead .with" ' tho work at full blast. little more than $5,000,000 has already been expended by the company." Killed Them Both. The express train from Spring field on the New Haven road struck and instantly killed : two men on the .track near Pclham ville, After passing Pelhamville the engineer noticed the two, men standing on the track clone to gether, apparantly fighting. The engineer blew a whistle, but neith er of them paid any heed. When the engine was within a few yards of the men the engineer reversed his engine and did all he could to stop the; train, but to no effect. As the locomotive struck tho two men they wera clinching and en gaged in a desperate struggle. The bodies were thrown ahead of the locomotive, tho entire train passing over them. Both men were mangled in a horrible man ner. Both smelling strongly of whisky, and evidently while drunk got into a dispute and were hav ing it out when the train struck them. ; A Son's Letter to His Father. William Nache. the Endicott burglar, who was taken to the penitentiary at Colfax a few days ago. left a letter with iailer New comer, in which he requested to do sent to his lather in - jfcrun, Germany. The contents, which he translated to the iailer. show that Nache's career was blighted bv an unromantic incident. "You are the blame for all my misfortune." writes Nache. "When I desired to marry and asked you for COO marks, you threw obstacles in the way, refused me the money, and drove me mad. You caused" me to run away from Germany, and here I am in prison to spend my life. I told vou that vou would rue your act? toward me. You need not be surprised to hear my death py my own hands, l don t care to live." The letter runs on for several pages in tho game strain, accusing ma parents of ruining hia life. At Last. How to preserve milk, butter, eggs and all kinds of fruits in their natural freshness without cooking. Ladies inquire at the Pioneer Drugstore.