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ATHENA, SEPTFMBER 23, 1904
So the Colonel has taken a bath I Well,
it was to be expected, when one con
siders his covetous, grasping nature,
that he would want to take in the whole
thing on this world's fair trip of his.
In the exuberance of his untutored ex
pectancy of getting the best there is go
ing at about halt price, he dumps him
self into salt brine, for the reason, pre
sumably, that he thought he was getting
more for his money, ignoring the fact
that nature and not grafting mankind
had generously added the salt to the
aqua puri. Salt Lake was the place
and Attorney Hinkle was the Colonel's
companion. When Weston's ubiquit
ious scribe emerged from his salt water
bath his rural proclivities would not
permit of the idea that it might be well
to wash the brine away with a Turkish
bath. Perish the ideal The Colonel
moseyed into the street a walking ad
vertisement for the "R. S. V. P." Salt
Reduction Works a glittering mass of
crystalized particles adhering to his face,
hair and hands; a veritable pillar of
salt, but Hinkle wouldn't lot him look
back, and as a calamitous result, Wood
will return again to his home town,
"swelled up like a toad," as Uncle Dick
Powers puts it. Weston's populace
With evident pleasure is grasping the
untarnished fact that like the mackerel,
Wood will not be as "fresh" as he was
before he salted himself down.
There is a feature of the railroad busi
ness that should be better understood
and when the people come to an appre
ciation of the disadvantages under
which they labor there will be a remedy,
and the corrections will be made volun
tarily by the roads or they will be se
cured by main force through legal chan
nels. The railroads are at this time a
system of toll roads, operated on a basis
of discrimination. That is to say, all
the patrons of the roads are supposed to
pay--as is right and proper but some
of them are supposed to pay less than
othors for similar service, which is not
proper and which is in opposition to all
propriety. The small shipper is all the
time handicapped for the reason that he
is compelled to pay more toll in propor
tion than the large shipper, -and as a
consequence the railroads have fostered
monopolies in every direction. This
system is not to be tolerated, and the
people could very well forego one cam
paign on the tariff question to apply a
corrective in this case, for the longer
the matter is allowed to drift the worse
do the conditions become.
Champ Clark has figured that Parker
will be elected with votes to spare. He
bases his calculations on his own predic
tion of a landslide, to be accompanied
by a tidal wave, violent seismic disturb
ances, several dam breaks and high
winds. The phenomena will be particu
larly annoying, according to Champ, in
the eastern states, Indiana, Illinois,
Wisconsin and some of the mountain
A delegation of socialists is coming
from Europe to urge President Roose
velt to end tha Japanese-Russian war,
but that is just what Japau and Russia
are trying to do. Besides, we have a
little war of our own in the Philippines
that we have been trying to end.
Of course, the American people will
uphold the contention of Secretary Hay
that coal is not contraband of war, any
more than diamonds and pearl neck
laces. As a people we are not going to
, have the Russians bothering our ex
hibits of heirlooms when sending them
to Japan to be exhibited for a hospital
Of course those who believe that Sen
ator Allison should have one vote in the
senate and one is the house will sup
port his candidate for congress.
The standpatters of Iowa will not
endeavor to establish a new political re
ligion, using Senator Lodge's views on
reciprocity as their confession of faith.
Some of the statesmen have concluded
that the best friend of the Filipino is the
man who may compel him to do that
greates number of things he has no
wish to do.
It should not be overlooked that the
uniform of the Russian officers is a great
help to Japanese marksmen. All that
is lacking to make the white coat an
ideal target is a few black rings and a
bell in the center.
From the amount of stamping in the
political stable at this time, and from
other evidences of unrest, the populists
conclude that they will have about two
million votes. They have not said what
they will do with them.
Possibly if the Baltic squadron would
start right away it would need to go
only about to the Red Sea to meet rep
resentatives of the Japanese navy. A
warm greeting is guaranteed whenever
the meeting can be arranged.
Gen. Stoessel had some reason to be
angry, and to believe that the Japanese
were making a poor jest (from his point
of view) when they demanded the sur
render of Port Arthur. They stipulated
that the garrison was to "march out
with the honors of war, and join Gen.
Kuropatkin." Stoessel believes that
the difference between the frying pan
and the fire, as places of comfort, is not
much as to justify the long march.
A. Phillips, of Weston, has a good
assortment of Milburn half trucks with
Sarvin wheels. The three-inch will run
as easy as an ordinary hack and is near
ly dust proof. Also sells fine surreys
with either rubber or steel tire, and
harness to match.
Fearful Odd Against Him
Bedridden, alone and destitute. Such
in brief was the condition of an old
soldier by name of J. J. Havens. For
years he was troubled with kidney dis
aese and neither doctors nor medicine
gave him relief. At length he tried
Electric Bitters. It put him on his feet
in short order and now he testifies: "I
am on the road to complete recovery."
Best on Earth for liver and kidney
troubles and all forms of stomach and
bowel complaints. Only 60c. Guaran
teed by McBride, druggist.
To follow the natural contour of the
face in arranging artificial teeth on
plates so that they will give the most
natural appearance when in the mouth,
there are points, including a perfect fit
and perfect satisfaction, that is the
guarantee on all plate work. Dr. Spon
, A Secret Method.
I use a secret method for the painless
extraction of teeth which I have used
for a number of years with continued
success. It does not cause any soreness
of mouth or gums, or any sickness or
after effects whatever; is perfectly safe
and takes immediate effect when Bp
plied around a tooth. Dr. Sponogle,
Iluoklen's Arnica Salve
Has world-wide fame for marvellous
cures. It surpasses any other salve, lo
tion, ointment or balm for cuts, corns,
burns, boils, soies, felons, ulcers, tetter,
salt rheum, fever sores, chapped hands,
skin eruptions; infallible for piles. Cure
guaranteed. 25c at Palace drug store.
Notice ot Dissolution
Notice is hereby given that S. F.
Sharp and A. W. Botkin, practicing
physicians, have dissolved partnership,
Dr. Botkin retiring from the firm.
S. F. Sharp,
A. W, Botkin.
Nellie Fuller, Denver "My face was
full of pimples and black-heads. Hol-
lister's Rocky Mountain Tea has driven
them away. People hardly know me.
I'm looking fine." 85c. Tea or Tablets.
Pioneer drug store.
Wood for Sale.
Five hundred cords of selected 16
inch Blab wood at 81,50 per cord; 800
cords of 4-fot wood at $ 1.75 per cord
in mill yard at Fletcher's Mill.
An assorted lot ot household furniture.
Can be seen at the residence of
Foley's Honey and Tar
cures colds, prevents pneumonia.
What Is Life?
In the last analysis nobody knows, but
we do know that it is under strict law.
Abuse that law even slightly, pain re
sults. Irregular living means derange
ment of tne organs, resulting in consti
pation, headache or liver trouble. Dr.
King's New Life Pills quickly readjust
this. It's gentle, yet thorough. Only
25c at Palace drug store.
When the quantity of food taken is
too large or the quality too rich, sour
stomach is likely to follow, and especial
ly so if the digestion has been weakened
by constipation. Eat slowly and not too
freely of easily digested food. Masti
cate the foqd thoroughly. Let five
hours elapse between meals, and when
you feel a fullness and weight in the
region of the stomach after eating, take
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tab
lets and the sour stomach may be avoid
ed. For sale by all druggists.
Eclurat Tour linwels With Cascaretft.
Candy Cntlinrtlc, cure constipation forever.
Oo. 25c. If C. C. C. fall, druggists refund money.
Propei attention given to collections. Deals in foreign and domestic ex
change. Fire and burglar-proof vaults and safes no charge
for keepfng your valuable papers.
H. C. Adams, President.
T.J Kirk, Vice-President
I, M. Kemp, Assistant Cashier, F. S. L Grow, Cashier
. . Painting . .
Paper Hanging, Wall Tinting, Sign
Writing, etc., satisfaction guaranteed by
L. J. Robinson.
Shop, corner 8rd and Jefferson, Streets,
Pianos of Worth,.
We sell the kind of Pianos that those
who are critics, buy.
They are Seed & Sons, noted for
strength and volume of tone.
The Henry F. Miller, Boston's oldest
and sweetest toned make.
The Steger, musically equal to the
best, and the popular Singer.
purchasd pianos of us last year valued at
$4,000, and all were of the above makes
The College buys only the highest grade
pianos. We buy direct from factory and
can save you money. Pianos delivered
on ten days trial free. It will pay you
to get our prices and easy terms.
Dwelley Herrick Music Co.,
51 East Main Street
4 Doors Above Bridge,
Walla Walla. Washington
CONTRACTOR & BUILDER
Estimates furnished on all kinds
of buildings. Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Office at New Lumber Yard, Athena.
Mo-To-Bae for Fifty Cents.
Guaranteed tobacco habit cure, makes weal)
sen siroiv vUxxl pure. boo. ii. All druKKisu.
Pi RhflTn Paint 0i1,
uoo v. unai y
Candies, Nuts, Fruits, Tobaccos, Cigars
FRESH BREAD, PIES. CAKES, ETC.
PURE RYE WHISKY 23 YEARS OLD. The best ever
sold in the city of Athena. Once drank, always drank.
For sale at THE EAGLE BAR, . . . . - .
Pine Lunch Countei
North Side Main Street, P. H. TIEDEMAN, Proprietor
By soothing Mucous Mem
branes, it cures cough and
the most severe colds. . . .
PALACE DRUG STORE
O. A Barrett,
P. E. Colburn, Directors
F. S. LeQrow,)
THE . 5
ST. NICHOLS HOTEL
J. E. FROOME, prop.
Only First-class Hotel in
I the City.
: THE ST. NICHOLS
4 is the only one that can accommodate
Can be tecomended for its clean and
X well ventilated rooms.
ECor. Mais and Third, Atbena, Or. 4
R. J. BUDDY'S
Fresh Meats. Only
the Best is Good.
Gla88' Varnish. Brushes, Etc. Plumbing
To Walla Walla, right next door to the postoffice,
you will find the Davis-Kaser store.
It's the store that has made the most rapid growth
of any store in this section of the country.
It's the store that has a special department for han
dling mail orders.
It's the store where you can always find without
any question of a doubt-positively everything that you
may need to furnish the home.
It's the store where quality , is the first consider
ationwhere you cannot buy a trashy article even if you
wanted to and where prices are the proven fairest.
Then, it's also the store where your patronage is
appreciated, and where satisfaction is guaranteed.
Accept our invitation to call Iwhen next in Walla
Walla, or write us your wants and let us send you pic
tures and prices. We now have fine catalogues de
scribing and illustrating the best stoves and heaters
made. Send for one. Doesn't cost a cent, and we
would like a chance to add your name to our big list of
THE DAVIS-KASER CO.
Everything to Furnish the
Walla Walla, Washington
ONLY THE BEST COM
PANIES TO INSURE IN
0. G. CHAMBERLAIN, Agent
Notary Public and Conveyancer.
A. M. GIL, LIS,"
itEtaticiticitititit icisitica ti sisiciiii$ii
Fine Wines, Liquors
Choice Bottled Goods
SAM BOOHER, - - Proprietor.
See our stock before you buy.
Baker & Folsom
The Complete House Furnishers, Main
St., next to Postoffice, Pendleton.
J I reasonable
ON GAR LOTS i
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