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FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 1909
THE ECHO REGISTER, ECmO, OREGON
NEWS FROM THE
8EXATK VOTKS TO RAISE THE
TAHIFF OX HOI'S.
OYSTERS ALSO PROTECTED
Duty on Itnrlcy and rotctoes In
crcanfd Advance in Li'inou
Washington Despite protest by
Beveridge and Hoot, the duty on
barley was Increased from 25 cents a
bushel, as proposed by the house,
to 30 cents, as recommended by the
committee on finance.
The tax on hops was advanced.
The house made a duty of 12 cents,
while the committee on finance had
formerly advanced It to 16 cents.
The committee brought in an ad
ditional amendment, making the
rate 20 cents. This action by the
senate Is largely due to the efforts
of Herman Klaber, of Portland, Or.,
and E. C. Horst, of San Francisco,
who appeared before the senate com
mittee last November on behalf of
the hopgrowers of the United States.
The duty on potatoes was made
45 cents per bushel. Instead of 25
cents, and oysters in the shell were
advanced from 3-4 of a cent a pound
to 25 per cent. The Increase In the
rate on oysters was made on motion
of Senator Piles, of Washington,
' who has an industry in bivalves to
protect against Canadian competi
tion. Eels or smelt, fresh or frozen,
are taxed 1 cent per pound.
That there should be a duty of
20 per cent on raw cotton merely
for revenue was advocated by Bacon.
Root spoke for the New York
lemon consumers. Insisting that the
rate of 1 cents per pound, as fixed
by the finance committee, was too
high. Flint, speaking for the lemon
growers, supported the advance and
said the lemon industry of California
would be wiped out If this duty
were not levied.
Memorial day was observed Mon
day throughout the northern states
and three days later a similar holi
day was kept by the south in com
memoration of the birthday of Jef
ferson Davis. Both days were mark
ed as usual by the dedication of
numerous war and other memorials.
Probably the most notable of these
vents was the dedication of a mon
ument on the Gettysburg battlefield
in memory of the "regulars" who
fought and fell there. President
Taft delivered the oration and the
memorial was unveiled by Miss
Helen Taft. Another Interesting
vent of similar character was the
unveiling of the Lincoln monument
at Hodgenville, Ky.
It is reported that President Taft
intends calling for the resignation
of Judge Silas H. Reld, at Valdei
Alaska, because of charges that
have been preferred against him.
Delegate Wlckersham is known to bo
active In urging Judge Reid's remov
al, particularly because Reld ap
pointed his brother receiver of the
Alaska Central railroad at a salary
of 1750 a month. This, it Is
charged, was pure extortion.
President Taft has been informed
that the English grand lodge of Ma
sons has granted a dispensation for
the organization of a blue lodge of
Masons at London, Eng., to be com
posed entirely of Americans. This
dispensation was granted by the
Duke of Connaugbt. grand master
of the grand lodge of England. Taft
will be made the first honorary
member of the lodge.
In a bill which gives the federal
government jurisdiction over the
protection of migratory birds, such
as ducks, snipe, plover and pigeons,
la those states in which the birds
do not remain the entire year. Rep
resentative Weeks proposes that the
department of agriculture shall es
tablish regulations fixing close sea
sons during which it shall be unlaw
fult to shoot, kill or capture migra
After a long and distinguished ca
reer in the army. Lieutenant General
Arthur MacArthur was placed on the
retired list Wednesday on account
of age. As a result of General Mac
Arthur's retirement, Major General
Leonard Wood, now in command of
the military department of the east,
became the senior officer of the
For the purpose of providing for
more defense lor Atlantic and Gulf
point. Representative Weeks, of
Massachusetts, bu Introduced a bill
la the boos authorizing the con
struction of submarine boats at a
cost of not to exceed $4,000,000. of
which the measure appropriates 11.-00,000.
BRITAIN SEEKS ALLIANCE
ft'outd Have the Tailed States Guard
London, June.1. Overtures look
ing to a naval understanding be
tween Great Britain and the United
States have been made by the Brit
ish government through Ambassador
Bryce in Washington. Premier As
ouith had this fact in mind when
speaking recently in what was re
garded as a cryptic manner of a
"two-power" standard for the Brit
ish navy. The premier hopes that
such an understanding may be
reached with the American govern
ment as hball enable Great Britain
almost to denue the Pacific of Brit
ish warships of a formidable class
In return for giving America certain
assurances respecting the naval sit
uation in the Atlantic.
The British government Is In
clined to sc.'k a naval understand
ing with the United States on ac
count of the possibility of Japan's
declining to renew the Anglo-Japan-eves
alliance when it expires.
Honor to Andrew Johnson.
Greenevllle, Tenu., June 1. In
the National cemetery, which, for
the past 40 years, has served as the
resting place for the body of Andrew
Johnson, the 17th President of the
United States, thousands of the de;
scendents of his old-time neighbors
in East Tennessee took advantage
of the first memorial celebration
since the transformation of the pri
vate cemetery Into a national Insti
tution to do honor to the memory
of the former distinguished citizen
by organizing the Andrew Johnson
Logging Outfit for Philippines.
Seattle, June 1. A complete log
ging outfit for the establishment of
a large camp la the Island of Luzon
was part of the cargo of the steamer
Kumerlc when she sailed tonight for
Manila. The shipment Is for a com
pany that has found in the United
States an eager market for Philip
Robbers Only Got $300.
Omaha, Neb., June 1. It Is an
nounced by the postofflce authorities
that the actual cash obtained by the
robbers -which held up the Overland
Limited on the Union Pacific recent
ly amounted to less than $300.
About $200 has been recovered from
the three men under arrest, charged
with the robbery.
WOMEN FOLLOW PATTEN
Now Racetracks Are Closed, No
Other Way to Gamble.
Chicago, May 31. The feminine
element has entered Into the scram
ble for "easy money" which has ac
companied the present sensational
advance in prices of grain, due to
the sepctacular operation of James
A. Patten In his deal In wheat. Hun
dreds of women In Chicago and
nearby towns have profited by fol
lowing discreetly the "trades" of the
"wheat king." Since gambling on
racetracks have been closed the
women have followed the markets.
Hopes for Evans' Pardon.
San Francisco, June 1. The
daughter of Chris Evans, the famous
California highwayman of 16 years
ago. Is trying to secure the release
of her father from Folsom prison.
She has secured many signatures of
prominent men, and It looks as
though she may be successful.
Children to Have Chance.
Springfield. 111., June 1. The leg
islature has passed a bill declaring
void leases which prohibit children
In apartment houses. The governor
announces his Intention of signing
Wheat Track prices: Club, $1.18;
red Russian. al.15; bluestem, $1.27
1.30; Valley, $1.17.
Barley Feed, $34; rolled $3
Oats No. 1 white, $40; gray,
Hay Timothy. Willamette Valley,
fancy. $16; do. ordinary, $13; East
ern Oregon, mixed. $16Q17; do.
fancy, $18; alfalfa. $14; clover, $12.
Butter Extra, 28 0 29c; fancy,
25 29c; store, 18 6 20c.
EggsChoice. 24 0 26a.
Hops 1909, contract, 9c per lb.;
190$ crop. 67c; 1907 crop, 3 4c.
Wool Eastern Oregon, 14 21c
per pound; Valley, medium. 21
23c; coarse. 17 lie per pound.
Mohair 24 r 25c lb,
Wheat Bluestem, $1.30 S 1.35.
Hay Eastern Washington timo
thy, $20 21 per ton; Paget Sound
hay, $12 314 per ton; wheat bay.
$16 per ton; alfalfa, $12614 per
Butter Washington creamery,
30c lb.; i a neb. 19e lb.
Eggs Selected local, 24 9 tic.
Potato White River, $353 3$
per ton; Taklma, $318 40 per ton.
OPENS ON Til
PRESIDENT TAFT PRESSES BUT
TON THAT STARTS WHEELS.
KEY IS GF GOLD NUGGETS
AlaKka-Yukon-Pnriilc Exposition Is
Undt'r Way, With Buildings
and Ground t'oinpleu-tl.
Seattle, Wash., June 2. The
Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition
opened Tuesday complete in every
detail. At 12 o'clock, Pacific Coast
time. President Taft pressed the but
ton which set the machinery in mo
tion, using for the purpose a tele
grapher's key made from the first
gold taken from the Klondike, and
set with the identical nuggets taken
out by the discoverer of the North
ern Eldorado, August 10, 1896.
One feature that excited the en
thusiastic comment of the great
crowds present was that the manage
ment had lived up to Its motto of
"the show that will be on time."
Not only were the buildings com
pleted and the grounds covered with
grass and flowers, as though they
had been planted for years, but ex
hibits were In their place.
Americans and Japanese Parade.
The opening program at the expo
sition grounds began at 9:30 o'clock
with a parade of United States army
troops, marines and sailors from the
Pacific cruiser fleet and from the
Japanese warships. The marching
soldiers and sailors were reviewed
by the American and Japanese ad
mirals and the visiting governors
at the head of the court of honor.
The exercises at the natural am
phitheater began at 10:45 o'clock,
with an overture by I rates' band.
The Invocation was offered by Bish-
JAMES J. HILL.
op Edward O'Dea, of Seattle. A
short address was given by Director
General Nadeau and the band played
"Gloria Washington," the official
march of the exposition. James J.
Hill delivered the opening address.
He was followed by J. E. Chllberg,
president of the exposition, and
Bishop F. W. Kestor, of Olympla,
pronounced the benediction.
Taft IVewiiii III Itnttnn.
The programme at the amphithe
ater was timed to close at noon, at
which hour President Chllberg sig
naled the President of the United
States that the fair was ready. There
was an exchange of messages, after
which the signal was given from the
White House which started whistles
blowing In all parts of the city.
Th program during the afternoon
Included concerts by Innes and the
A.-Y.-P. bands, a reception In the
Washington State Women's Build
ing and the first flight of the dirig
ible balloon "A.-Y.-P."
la the evening the officers of the
exposition were the howts at a ban
quet to the distinguished visitors.
The program at night concluded
with a musical concert in the Au
ditorium. Liquor lYolilhitod on Ground.
There are the usual buildings seen
at exposition, with the advantage
that many of these are to be perma
nent and after the fair is closed on
Oct. 15 will be turned over to the
University of Washington, on whose
campus the fair Is held. Due to the
fact that the exposition grounds be
long to the state university It will
be a "dry" show, no Intoxicating
liquors being sold In the vicinity.
The far eastern countries border
ing on the Pacific, including Ha
waii and the Philippines, have elab
orate exhibits at the exposition.
For the amusement street of the
exposition a novel name and many
novel features have been found.
What was the Midway at Chicago,
the Pike at St. Louis, the Trail at
the Portland exposition and the
Warpath at Jamestowa Is called the
Pay Streak at Seattle.
The total attendance Is estimated
at 70,000 paid admissions, netting
the fair $35,000 for the first day.
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HOuCR GETTYSBURG HEROES
iTrsltVnt Taft Dedicate Monument
Gettysburg, Pa., May 31. Stand
Irrr nenr the spot where Lincoln de
clared that the men who perished at
Gettysburg had not died in vain, his
ruccessor in office. William 11. Taft,
today dedicated a monument to the
men of the regular army who dlej
j there thitt the nation might live.
I The monument at Gettysburg,
which was unveiled by Miss Helen
Taft, the daughter of the President,
Is the first to be erected to the mem
ory of the Gettysburg martyrs of the
The Inscriptions on the four sides
of the monument give details cf the
losses of the regular artillery, cav
alry and infantry in the battle. The
monument Is a beautiful shaft 85
f'H high, surrounded at the base by
a broad granite terrace. It stands
a short distance south of high water
mark of the battle.
Traiiimen Sure of Thug.
Spokane, June 1. Charged with
holding up the Great Northern mall
train at Colbert. Wash., May 15,
Banton Cofer and Bert Cofer have
been bound over to United States
court. Ball was fixed at $10,000
each and the men remanded to jail.
Engineer Miller Identified Banton
Cofer as the man who covered him
with a revolver, and Fireman Hall
declared be faced another gun with
Bert Cofer behind It.
Many Killed and Injured by Wind.
Brownwood, Tex., May 31. A
tornado of great fury struck the lit
tle village of Zephyr, at 1 o'clock
Sunday morning and left a path of
dead and destruction seldom paral
leled. The death list has reached
a total of 32, and the number of
seriously or fatally Injured will
GEORGIA STRIKE IS SETTLED
All DlNrliarged Brotherhood Fire,
men to He Reinitiated.
Atlanta, Ga., May 31. The strike
of the Dremon on the Georgia rail
road was officially declared off Sat
urday. n hour later the first train
after the resumption of service was
sent out of Augusta with a negro
fireman !n the cab.
The men agreed to return to work
pending final adjustment under con
ditions existing when the strike was
begun. All negro firemen at the ter
minal stations will be dispensed
with. All discharged Brotherhood
firemen will be reinstated.
The settlement was announced In
a statement Issued by Martin Knapp,
chairman of the Interstate commerce
commission, and Charles P. Nelll,
federal commissioner of labor. It is
generally understood that the rail
road agrees to recognize the seniori
ty of white firemen.
Nation After X. 1. Lund.
Helena, Mont., June 1. In the
United States court here District At
torney Freeman, in behalf of the
government, has Instituted suit to
recover from the Northern Pacific
railroad sll lands within Its grant
; which are mineralized. The exact
amount is not known, but It Is said
! by mining men to Include a large
K!n to Try Iteform.
Madrid. June 2. A bill provid
ing for the reorganization of the
Spanish ital service has been
adopted ty the chamber of deputies.
The bill provide for lower poatal
rate, a parcels pout, a money order
system and a postal savings bank
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SlT.wO Tailored Suits mliicul to $ll.i0.
cH of tho very host $17. ."0 in panaina Serges
iintl Fancy Suiting J50 ami U- in. coats finished
plain or with braid, go on salt; at this phenomenal
low price. Alterations Fret?.
$:U).l)0 Tailored Suits Keduced to 21..".
70 of our very best $.'10.00 suits striekly all wool
men Tailored garments of the highest class, goon
sale at the extreme low price il.."0.
All Suits up $1.").00 reduced to L7.."0.
There are 70 of them? elegant Suits in most
popular spring styles and all go on sale at the
reduced price of $27.."0.
Mens new spring Suits at half-Price
THE PEOPLES WAREHOUSE
Where It Pit. To Trade.
WONG LUNG LAUNDRY
I have purchased the Sam Woe Lung and refitted it up
ami 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 The Rear I
Gilbert's Barber Shop
SHAVING, HAIRCUTT1NG, SHAMPOOING
kan for tha PandlMon Dooms tie
n uy and rvturns aaiuraay
Shop Located Opposite Bank of Echo
Shaving, Haircutting, Shampooing
Ever tli I n if First Class
Bath, Itooin In Connection. Give us m Trial
Hotel Echo Tonsorial Parlors
MULL IM & STEWART, Prop.
All charges prepaid to the nearest express office.
A quart bottles of GENUINE CYRUS ft A OA
gft NOBLE dir-ct to you. all charges paid gft
totkonoaroal railroad exprns office. $af
Containing all those secondary constituents
the government chemists say MUST BE THERE
that it may be called whiskey.
Any so called whiskey that doesn't contain them,
whether bottled in bond or not, is alcohol not
CYRUS NOBLE is pure.
It is old.
It is whiskey and nothing but whiskey.
Now sold direct to you by the biggest and best
known legitimate wholesalers in the Northwest.
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