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ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 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
ED. MAN ASS E
Agent for Butterick's Patterns. ,
COX & M'EWEN Sell
-Everything-in I lard ware and Plumbing Supplies. Sam
"pQn yWinjIi Mills, IJaysj Pumps, Tents, Crockery, etc.
SOUTH SIDE MAIN STREET, ATHENA, OREGON
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; ALL KINDS OF MACHINE
EXTRAS NOW ON HAND
I Groceries, Crockery,
THE DELL BROTHERS
South Side Main
Fa i rba ri ks - tv o rse
HILL NOMINATES HIS OLD EN
EMY, JUDGE HERRICK
His Nomination Was the Result of a
Compromise Between Two
Saratoga, N. Y., Sept. 21. The demo
cratic convention was called to order
at 12:33. Duncan E. L. Lee was mode
permanent chairman. His address was
Harrison was nominated for lieuten
aut governor. The platform indorses
the natienal ticket and platform. :
Herrick's selection was the result of a
compromise. Murphy declared that he
would not accept McCarren's candidate.
Hill finally brought the factions togeth
er by an act of self-abnegation in ac
cepting hia ancient and personal enemy
and by promising to nominate him him
self. For man.y years the Hill and
Herrick factions have been at war in
At the conclusion of Hill's nominat
ing speech, George Raines moved that
the secretary cast the ballot of the con
vention for Herrick, which was done.
Equinoctial Storms Due.
Wednesday,' the equinoctial storm
period was due and with it a gentle rain
fell in Athena and vicinity for a couple
of hours, breaking the long dry season.
The moisture was not of sufficient quan
tity to thoroughly lay the dust or to im
prove the deplorable condition of the
roads to any great extent, but now that
theiceis broken," it is safe for the
weather man to predict more rain at any
time. Pastures are in a. parched condi
tion and stock is feeling the effects.
Weston Short of Water.
Weston is threatened with a water
famine. Fine creek is dry and the big
city well affords so little t water that
street and lawn sprinkling are entirely
out of the question. The only water
used now is for necessary household
purposes, and as one citizen says, "We
ain't drinking any more water than we
can help." East Oregonian.
if nanseu riace aoia.
G. W. Hansell has sold bis home
place just north Of town to Hugh Mc
lntyre. The place embraces 100 acres
and brought $100 per aero.
Their Issue Will Not Be On a County
Vote, as Stated In the Petitions.
Pendleton, Sept. 22 The Anti-Sal m
League bus filed petitions with signa
tures that will insure a vote on the local
option issue this fall in all but the Pen
dleton and four adjoining pred nets. The
league has no intention of bringing
abbut a vote m these excepted precincts
this fall, but does have great hopes of
carrying all the remainder of the county
across the north and south sides of
the county, and the west end; and, carry
ing them, to have that result followed
by a complete abolition of the liquor
traffic for beverage purposes in every
part of the county except the Pendleton
precincts. After some years, when pub
lic sentiment has been cultivated to the
point which would render victory
possible or likely, the league will move
against, them directly. This is the policy
CHIEF JOSEPH IS DEAD
Grand Old Warrior Fell Before His
Campfire On Colville Reservation.
Spokane, Sept. 22. Chief Joseph, the
famous Nez Perce warrior is dead. Ho
had been in poor health for sortie time.
Sitting by his camp fire on the Colville
reservation, Wednesday afternoon, he
was seen by the Indians to fall from his
seat to the ground. When lifted it was
found that he had died of heart disease.
Henry M. Steele, Indian agent, sent a
message from Wilbur tonight, announc
ing the cbieftian's death. Chief Joseph
San Francisco, Sept. 22.-The sov
ereign grand lodge of Odd Fellows this
morning voted down the proposed con
stitutional amendment providing for the
admission of persons of 18 to the order,
changing of titles of officers of the grand
lodge, providing for a representative in
the sovereign grand lodge for the Re-
bekahs, for changing the term of the j
Wheat Sales are Slow
Wheat in Athena today is quoted at 70
cents and sale? are slow, the result be
ing that there is not much doing in the
grain businesswoman lots, aggregating
several thousand bushels, have changed
Mrs. I. M. Kemp was a Milton visitor
Mrs. J. D. Plamondon visited friends
in Pendleton this week.
Tommy Brink ley is up from the Wil
lamette valley visiting his sisters, Mrs.
A. J. Bagley and Mrs. Fred Koontz.
Miss Myrtle Thompson, who is visit
ing her mother, Mrs. Masterson, from
the valley, is ill at her mother's home.
Mrs. O. M. Castleman is recovering
from a serious illness at the home of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Willaby,
in this city.
The first meeting of the Friday After
noon club is to be held at the residence
of Mm. McCollum, September 30, at
2:30. Members take notice.
Mrs. Joseph Oliver, with her two
sons, arrived last evening from her
borne in Jacksonville, California, and is
visiting at the home of her sister, Mrs.
of the league all over the state; to force
a. county vote only in those counties
where it is believed the saloon n-nn can
not hold the balance of power, which it
is believed they do in this county as a
whole. - .
The counties in which district votes
will be taken this fall are Clackamas,
Baker, Umatilla, Union and possibly
some others. "
, This evidently is a procedure of late for
mation. In Athena, petitions were cir
culated praying for a vote of the county
as a whole on the local option issue, and
no exception of the Pendleton precincts
was made. Many names went on the peti
tions here on the understanding that the
issue was to be on a vote of the entire
county, and the one petition read by a
Press reporter, made this statement.
was perhaps the greatest Indian ever
born on the Pacific coast. He was of
splendid physique and dignified bearing.
As a leader of warriors, he had but one
equal in the ranks of latter dy chief tian
ship, and that was Sitting Bull,; the
Sioux. In his battles he proved him
self to be an able general. He was can
ning, tactful and shrewd and for an en
tire summer he held a division of the
Uuited States army from him.
Vote it Down
representative from two to one year, and
the admission of Indians and n-.ixed-bloods
to ttie order.
It was decided unanimously to take
the next meeting from Washington and
give it to Philadelphia, on account of
the small membership at Washington.
An amendment admitting California
wine manufacturers and dealers into
the order was shelved.
hands in Athena the past few days, but
no large transactions are looked for in
the near future unless the market should
touch the 75c mark. The wheat hold
ings are evidently in strong hands, with
prospects of being held indefinitely.
Kf Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Maloney of Wes
lton are visiting at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Will McCollum. Mrs. Maloney
will leave soon for a visit east, and will
attend the world's fair.
Dr. J. Foster Stone, the eminent
temperance lecturer, will speak at the
Christian church in this city Sunday
morning and evening. In the evening a
grand temperance rally will beheld.
(a. heavy rain storm north of Athena
along the breaks of Pine and Dry
creeks, yesterday afternoon, washed
rocks down the gulches and raised the
water in the creeks for the time being.
Mrs. . R. Cox returned Saturday
from a prolonged stay at the hospital at
Walla Walla. Her many friends will be
pleased to hear that she is rapidly re
gaining health and strength, after her
long and painful illness.
F. S. LeGrow, accompanied by Sam
Pamburn, left last evening for the North
Fork of the Umatilla, where they go
loaded for bear. A brown bear was
killed in that vicinity this week by a
couple of mountain hunters.
TERMS WITH O.R.&N.
PORTAGE ROAD RIGHT OF WAY
SECURED BY COMMISSION.
No Serious . Obstacles Now In Way
of Immediate Construction for
the Entire distance.
Right of way for the portage road has ,
has been secured over practically all of
the distance to ba traversed. The first '
great undertaking of the Open River
commission has been accomplished with .
a celerity which has exceeded all, ex
pectations. The next step is the letting
of the contract for the construction of ..
the road, and arrangements for this will.,,
probably be made tomorrow, when the
executive board of the commission and
the members of the state portage board
are to hold a joint meeting at Salem.
Terms for the right of way have been
reached with the O. R. & N. company,
with I. H. Taffe, and with Seufert
Brothers, so all that .now remains is to
complete the negotiations with The
Dalles Packing company. It is stated
authoritatively that there will be no
difficulty in dealing with the packing ;
company, with which terms will be made
as soon as a meeting can be arranged ''',
with its president.
The O. R. & N. company has agreed
that where absolutely necessarily the
portage road may be built upon the
company's right of way, and where it
becomes necessary to change the loca
tion of the company's tracks, the ex
pense is to be borne bv the Open River
commission. This will involve an ex
penditure by the commission of $12,
One of the members of the Open
River commission is authority for this
information. He states that the nego
tiations with the O. R. & N. proved
The agreement of the Open River
commission with the state required the
portage railway to keep off the canal
right of way, and as the south line ot the
canal right of way is at several points
the north line of the O. R. i. N., a con
siderable use of the company's right -of
way must be made. As above stated
where it interferes with the company's
trackage or operating arrangements, the
builders of the portage railway are to
pay the actual difference necessary to
make the changes, which amounts to a
total of $12,5'J8. This includes chang
ing the track at Mess House curve for
quite a distance, putting in a switch at
Celilo, and chauging the track and ,
building new grades for about 2900 feet
In arriving at the sum to be paid, the
O. R. &. N. company gave the Open
River association credit for work which
the company had intended to do, thus
reducing the amount which otherwise '.
would have had to be paid by about
$10,000. The Open River commission
will also get the use of the grade wher e
the track has to be abandoned and the
changes made as above stated.
From this it will be seen that outside
ot the actual cost to the O. R. & N. com
pany of making the necessary changes,
no chorge for right of way is made
against the commission.
Keeney to live at Walla Walla.
J. B. Keeney, the veteran stage driver
has decided to make Walla Walla his
home. He and Mrs. Keeney have taken
up their residence at 527 Sumach street.
Mr. Keeney is the owner of a large
tract of land in the Caiuas prairie sec
tion, where be intends to install a large
dairy plant. He also possesses consid
erable property on Snake river near '
Killed By a Fall.
. Walla Walla, Sept. 22.Louis Pars
ley, a Canadian, is dead in this city
from a fall. While at work on the roof
of a livery stable he slipped and fell,
sustaining a fractured skull and other
injuries that proved fatal after a few
hours. Parsley had resided in this city
for three years. He had no relatives in
The Jury List
County Clerk Saling has completed
his list of jurors for the October term of.
circuit court. D. A. Pinkerton and
William Schrimpf, of Athena are named
in the list.
T Cure t'onatipntlon forever.
Take OuwaretM Canity C'allmrtic. 10c or 23fc
If C. C- C. lull to cure, urufKislb rcfuutl oiuuuj.