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FRIDAY, MAY 23, 190ft
THE ECHO REQItTER, ECHO. OREGON
BOrXDARY CONTROVERSY DE
CIDED AT LAST.
FISHING TANGLE CLEARED
iHt-Ulon Will Remove Certain Points
of DlHpule Now ExIwUng In
Uie Game Laws.
Washington, May 25 The United
States supreme court declined to
grant a rehearing in the Oregon
Washington boundary case involving
the location of the state line near
the mouth of the Columbia river.
Shortly after the court decided this
Question In favor of Oregon's con
tention, ex-Senator Turner, of Wash
ington, filed a motion for a rehear
ing on behalf of his state, and with
that motion he filed a brief setting
forth the alleged cew grounds upon
which thd case susuld be reopened.
The court, however, holds that the
question involved Is so simple, and
the facts so apparent, that there Is
no ground whatever for the conten
tion of Washington, and It therefore
declines to give further attention to
the controversy. There Is no pos
sible further appeal from this action,
therefore Oregon's claim to Sand Is
land and other disputed fishing
grounds in the lower Columbia la
Judge Brewer advised that the
two states should follow the plan
of the Southern state bordering on
the Mississippi river and ask con
gress to determine all the niceties
of the question.
BLACKMAIL COUNTY OFFICER
After Giving Up Total of fflOO, Vic
tim Seeks Grand Jury.
St. Helens, Or., May 26. Charged
with attempting to blackmail Coun
ty Treasurer E. C. Quick, J. Kendall
Blakesley and Jack McCarty were
Indicted by the grand Jury Tuesday.
The indictment is the climax to a
series of letters sent the treasurer by
the two men. In which money Is de
manded. Quick says he did at one
time give the men 11 SO so that
McCarty could be gotten eat of
town. He has also given them other
moneys, aggregating $410 in differ
ent amounts at various times.
The origiual scheme "of the two
sen, according to Quick, was to
burn down the county courthouse,
destroy the records and rob the
vaults. Quick had a duplicate of the
records and his share of the pro
seeds of this crime was to come
from the sale of his records to the
Han-Una and Hill Reach Agreement
Portland, Or., May 2(. Arrange
ments have been made between the
Northern Pacific, Union Pacific and
Orcat Northern roads, under which
the Northern Pacific line between
South Tacoma and Vancouver,
Wash., and the bridge over the Co
lumbia river will be used jointly
by the companies named. The North
ern Pacific will at once begin work
of completing double-tracking its
road so as to care for the business
of the three companies.
TACOMA WELCOMES JAPS
City of Destiny Welcomes Xavsl
Visitors From Mikado's Empire.
Tacoma, May 25. With the decks
and high bluffs lined with thousands
of people, and amid the deafening
report of guns, whistles and brass
bands on the warships, the Japanese
cruisers Aro and Soya, under com
mand of Rear-Admiral IJichi, steam
ed Into harbor Monday, dropping an
chor to the right of the American
Governor Hay has established
headquarters at the Tacoma Hotel,
where he will recerve the Japanese
officers. The governor will remain
the entire week.
Kills Neighbor Over Piece of Rope.
Chehalls. Wash., May 26. Last
night about 8:30 Joe Ware shot and
Instantly killed J. M. Corp at the
home of the latter. 12 miles east of
here. Ware went over to Corp's
home adjoining and got Into an al
tercation with Corp's young daugh
ter over a piece of rope about three
feet long. Corp came to the door
to see what was the trouble. Words
were passed, resulting In the shoot
ing. Lorimer Cboera on 03th Ballot.
Springfield. II.. May 26. Con
gressman Lorimer was today elected
United States Senator on the 15th
joint ballot by the Illinois general
Man Who Captured John Brown Dies
Mitchell. S. D., May 26. Major
Israel C. Greene, aged II. the man
who captured John Brown, of On
anwattomle. Harpers Ferry, In dead
em his farm near here. t
rJAVY ESTIMATE REDUCED
faffs Policy of Economy Is Being
Washington, May 20. Secretary
Meyer has cut off 110.000,000 in the
navy department estimates for the
next fiscal year. This Is a sample of
what may be expected on the part
of other Cabinet officials.
It may not be possible to reduce
expenditures In art departments to
as noticeable a degree as in those
pertaining to the army and navy,
but the thing that will be accom
plished In all directions is a more
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intelligent Idea of the relations be
tween or rather harmonizing of es
timates and appropriations.
Secretary of the Treasury Mac
Vesgh expects to have In hand by
June 1 estimates of all heads of de
partment. Between then and the
time for the meeting of congress In
regular session In December, pains
taking study and Investigation with
a view to ascertaining the exact re
quirement of various bureaus em
braced In different departments, or
just what work each Is performing
and a detailed analysis of results as
compared to expense Involved, will
be carried on.
"FURORE TRAN8ITORE" WILL
BE MURDERER'S DEFENSE.
Tacoma, May 24 "Furore transi
tore" Is the name of the entirely
new form of defense Cbas. F. New
eombe, who admits murdering Mar
tin Kralshaug. will make la the
fight for his life. His attorney ex
plains "furore tranaltore" as being
compulsive insanity, or in slang ver
nacular., "brain storm."
RAILROAD PAYS FOR FIRE
Employee' Building Tunnel Started
Portlard. Or., May 25 The Great
Northern Railway Company has paid
the government I2.S12.62 for dam
ages caused on the Wenatchee na
tional forest by fires started from
locomotives and clearing crews dur
ing the summer of 1108. Merchant
able timber to the amount of about
half a million feet and 7800 cords of
wood were destroyed or damaged.
In addition to this, much young
growth was destroyed. .
The company had a large force
of men at work clearing for Its new
electric transmission Use, by means
of which it is to operate Its trains
through the Cascade tunnel. The
railroad crosses the forest from
Leavenworth to the tunnel, a dis
tance of about 50 miles. Eleven
fires started during the season and
burned over a total of 314 acres, the
area of the different fires varying
from one-half to 150 acres.
184 Survivors Reach Seward.
Seattle, Wash.. May 24. A cable
dispatch from Seward, Alaska, says
that the mall stesmer Dora has ar
rived there with 194 survivors of the
ship Columbia wrecked near Uni
mak Pass. The survivors tell a tale
of suffering and heroism seldom ex
ceeded. The Dora is a small vessel
with accommodations for 86 pas
sengers and she fairly bulged with
her load of 240 human beings. They
were piled In everywhere, sleeping
In lifeboats. In the hold, in chain
lockers, Ii the cabin, all over thus
they had come 1000 miles from the
scene of the loss of the Columbia.
RATE TROUBLE JUST BEGUN
Coat Cities Will Now Demand Same
Treatment as Spokane.
Seattle, Wash., May 24. Suits
against all transcontinental rail
roads operating trains Into Pacific
terminals will be commenced with
in the next three weeks. Actions
will be begun simultaneously by the
Chambers of Commerce of Seattle,
Tacoma. Portland, Sacramento, San
Francisco, Los Angeles and every
city of importance on the Pacific
Coast The csuse of action has Its
origin in the Spokane rate decision,
and lower distributing rates from
seaport towns into the interior will
be demsnded. Railroad commis
sions of three states will hear the
cases aa well as the interstate com
NEWS FROM 1
TAFT ISSUES PROCLAMATION
OPENING 440,030 At'RKJ.
CHANCE TO GET INDIAN LAND
Flathead, Corur d'Alene and Spo
kane Reservations to Re Thrown
Open for Settlement.
Washington President Taft has
Issued a proclamation providing for
opening up for settlement and entry
of about 440,000 acres of land In
the Flathead, Mont., 200,000 In the
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and between
50,000 and 100,000 in the Spokane.
Registration which will commence
on July 15 and close August 5, must
be executed and sworn to at either
Kallspell or Missoula, Mont., for the
Flathead lands: at Spokane for the
Spokane land and at Coeur d'Alene
for the lands in the Coeur d'Alene
reservation. Applications for regis
tration must be delivered through
the mails only to the superintendent
at Coeur d'Alene which will be the
principal drawing for all three res
ervations. The drawing will bt.gin
at 10 a. m., August 9, and continue
until completed. The time for mak
ing the entries has been fixed as
April 10. 1910. for all reservations
in order to make personal Investiga
tion of the lands which will be sub
ject to entry.
Regulations regardlnz the onen-
Ing of the lands will be available
about June 1.
Go voi nor C. N. Haskell and other
defendants In the various townslte
cases in Oklahoma have filed their
formal charges in the department of
justice against W. J. Gregg, district
attorney for the eastern district of
Oklahoma; Sylvester Rush, assistant
attorney-general, and M. L. Mott,
special attorney tor the Creek In
diana, who has also assisted as spe
cial counsel In the town lot eases
The charges Allege that these at
torneys were combined In aa at
tempt to procure unlawfully and by
Improper means aa. Indictment of C.
N. Haskell and other defendants in
the town lot eases.. They areebargett
with' attempting to prejudice'aad .In;
tlmldate witnesses In Muskogee and
Tulsa and with attempting to dis
credit Heakell and other' defendants.
Flashing around the world by
wireless telegraphy warnings of ap
proaching storms and other disturb
ances of the elements is one of the
latest International projects, accord
ing to an announcement made here.
Still another of perhaps little less
Importance is the proposition, to
equip the vessels of all nations with
uniform storm signals. These are
the leading problems to be threshed
out at a conference of distinguished
meteorologists of the principal na
tions to be held In London June 21.
A concerted movement will be In
augurated to induce the principal
governments to adopt a uniform
system of wireless marine weather
The second National Good Roads
Congress st Its closing session adopt
ed resolutions favoring the active co
operation of state and nation In the
construction of post roads and the
employment of convict labor In the
building and maintenance of pub
With practical unanimity tne con
gress ssks that the government ap
propriate at least 10 per cent of the
Internal revenue for bulldfng and
maintaining public roads, provided
that any particular state using such
sn appropriation shall expend an
equal amount for the purposes of
The United States supreme court
hss decided the case of the Adams
Express Company vs. the Common
wealth of Kentucky, Involving the
right of the express company to ship
liquor Into a local option county,
contrary to the law of the state. In
favor of the ocmpany. The opinion
says that the transaction was Inter
state commerce, and therefore not
subject to Interference by the Ken
President Taft hss sent back to
the war department the estimates
submitted to him for the support of
the military establishment for the
fiscal year and Indicated his desire
that they should be cut approilmate
Secretary of War Dickinson, who
has just returned from a 20-day In
spection of the Panama Canal, says
thst all the engineering problems
advanced In the const met ion of a
lock type of easal were successfully
worked out by the canal commission.
EXPOSITION OPENS JUNE
Siwttlc Merrhauts Will Suspend All
liuslness for the Day.
Seattle, May 25. Mayor Miller
hr.s issued a proclamation asking the
Seattle public to co-operate In sig
naling the opening of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific
Exposition by taking
a day off and visiting the exposition
ou the opening day Tuesday, June 1.
Practically every Important place
of business in Seattle will remain
closed. The Merchants' Association
reached an agreement to this effect
and Its members have since used
their influence to prevail upon other
establishments not affiliated with the
organization to adopt the same
MISS HELEN TAFT.
Miss Helen Taft, daughter of the
President, has accepted an Invitation
to unveil the monument erected at
Gettysburg, Pa., In memory of the
soldiers of the regular army who
participated In the Gettysburg cam
paign. The ceremony will take place
GOVERNORS PLAN MEETING
Bay and Benson to Go Over Land
Concerned In Controversy.
Portland, May t&sA. meeting be
tween Governor Benson, of Oregon,
and Governor Hay. of Washington,
Is to be held In Portland early in
June tor the purpose of visiting the
Lower Columbia River and confer
ring on an amicable adjustment of
the boundary controversy between
the two states.
Census Director North Resigns.
Washington, May 26. 8. N. D.
North, director of the census, hss
tendered his resignation, and It was
accepted today. E. Dana Dursnd,
deputy commissioner of corpora
tions, has been nominated to succeed
Mr. North. Mr. North's resignation
Is a direct result of his controversy
with Secretary Nagel.
OPPOSED TO FREE LUMBER
Tariff Amendment Rejected by Vote
of Two to One.
Washington, May 26. The lum
ber schedule of the tariff bill was
under consideration almost the en
tire day yesterday, with Root, Hey
burn, Borah and Dol liver contending
on the one band for protection and
Clapp, Burkett and MeCumber ar
guing strenuously against the policy.
The day closed with more than a
two-thirds vote against McCumber's
free lumber amendment, the ballot
showing 25 for 'and 56 against
Quake Felt Over Rig Area.
Chicago, May 26. A light earth
quake shock lasting only a few sec
onds was felt in the states of Indi
ana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan,
Iowa and contiguous territory, be
ginning st 8:41 o'clock this morn
Wheat Track prices:' Club, 1.18;
red Russlsn, $1.15; bluestem, $1.27
QIAO; Valley. $1.17.
Barley Feed, $34; rolled $36
Oats No. 1 white, $40; gray,
Hay Timothy, Willamette Valley,
fane, $16; do. ordinary, $13; East
ern Oregon, mixed, $16 ill 7; do.
fancy, $18; alfalfa, $14; clover, $12.
Butter Extra, 28 29c; fancy,
25 29c; store, 18 0 20c.
Eggs Choice, 24 0 25c.
Hops 1909, cortrsct, fc per To.;
1908 crop. 7c; l07 crop, 3 4c.
Wool Esstern Oregon, 14 21c
per pound; Valley, medium, 210
23c; coarse, 17 18c per pound.
Mohair 24 25c lb.
Wheat Bluestem, $1.3091.35.
Hay Eastern Washington timo
thy, $203 21 per ton; Puget Sound
hay, $1214 per ton; wheat bay,
$16 per ton; alfalfa, Silt? It per
Batter Washington creamery,
tOe lb.; is nth, 19e lb.
Eggs Selected local. 240 26c.
Potato. White River, 121 Q II
per ton; Taklma, $130 40 per ton.
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Ladies High-Class Spring Suits o
The Best Tailor Suits for a Song I
$17.50 Tailored Suits reduced to $11.50.
84 of tlte very best $17.50 in panama Serges
and Fancy Suiting 30 and 32 in. coats finished
plain or with braid, go on sale at this phenomenal
low price. Alterations Free.
?30.00 Tailored Suits Reduced to $21.5.
70 of our very best $30.00 suits strickly all wool
men Tailored garments of the highest class, go on
sale at the extreme low price $21.50.
All Suits up $45.00 reduced to 27.50.
There are 70 of these elegant Suits in most
popular spring styles and all go on sale at the
reduced price of $27.50.
Mens new spring Suits at half-Price
THE PEOPLES WAREHOUSE
Where It hys To Trade.
WONG LUNG LAUNDRY
have purchased the Sam Woe Lung and refitted it up
and now ready for business. I solicit your family
washings no difference how small or how big. I guar
antee all my work. Leave your order and I will come
and get it and return it. Give me a Trial
THE IDLE HOUR
Hell Norman, Prop.
Cigars, Tobaccos, Nuts, Candies, Soft Drinks, Etc.
Pool and Billiards
Lunch Counter In TheMRear
Gilbert's Barber Shop
SHAVING, HAIRCUTTING, SHAMPOOING
Everything First Gau
I nil mim awe tat U fandlaia Ihm mtlt Bfmm lam Jfy. BaMktMi
Shop Located Opposite Bank of Ecko
Shaving, Haircutting, Shampooing
Everything Flrat Class
Bath Room In Connection. Give us a Trial
Hotel Echo Tonsorial Parlors
W0LLL1 I STEWART, Prep.
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PmM. aa mmf CIMMM CVBUS MOSUL
W are the oldeat and beat known acridly
wholesale bout in (hi Northwest.
For 44 year continuoutly in buiioeu rifbt
Mrc in Portland.
We are now making a radical departure.
In tuch localities where you are unable to
purchase CYRUS NOBLE we are foiaf to
acll direct and save you money.
No more danger of refilled bottles.
No more danger of not getting the real thing.
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ai rfcira siJ f the
sawst n3f4 npnm ffic far
Pure old honest whiskey bottled by the
distillers. Every bottle guaranteed.
Inquire of any bank or trust company ia
Oregon as to our standing.
W. J. VAN SCHUYVER & CO.
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