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About The Echo register. (Echo, Umatilla County, Or.) 190?-1909 | View Entire Issue (June 11, 1909)
ECHO, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 1909.
WORK AT THE
Flint Kept Running Seven Days a
Week and Late Each Night
Wool Arriving Daily
1,000,000 LB. ORDER RECEIVED
Echo Plant Does Better Work Than
Any Other Hill In the Country
Sixteen Carloads of Wool Recived
Last Week for Scouring.
The Echo Wool Growers'
Scouring mill plant is being con
stantly taxed to its utmost ca
pacity in order to handle the
large amount of wool shipped to
this point for scouring, but un
der the efficient management
of Superintendent Ross, and by
working overtime, everything at
the plant is running like clock
work and the work is being
As an evidence of the amount
of wool being scoured and han
dled daily at the scouring mill
we give the result of one day's
work, last Friday, when 40,000
pounds of wool was graded and
baled, 42,000 pounds unloaded
for scouring, 08,000 pounds
scoured wool loaded for ship
ment, and 11,000 pounds scoured,
and all this accomplished in ten
hours actual work.
The plant is kept constantly
running the full seven days of
the week and late each night,
and there are orders enough now
placed with the management
and in sight to keep the plant
running at this rate late into the I
month of September.
Mr, Jones, a wool buyer for
Henry Hailey, of Boston, was in
Echo Friday last and made ar
rangements with Manager Ross
for the scouring of nearly
1,000,000 pounds of wool.
In conversation Mr. Jones
said: "The Echo wool scouring
mill is doing better and more
satisfactory work than any other
scouring mill in the country."
The reason why the Echo
mill does better work than any
other mill in the country, is that
the Echo plant is equipped with
machinery 4 feet wide and 107
feet in length, while other mills
are equipped with machines only
3 feet in width and 90 feet in
length, thus giving the Echo
plant more space for baths and
We were so well pleased with the outcome of our Saturday
special sales, that we will continue same again
1G lbs best sugar
" 2 lb can pnre apple jelly
1 lb best Japan tea
t one-half jral can beat nyrup
one gal can ltst nyrup
You can save money on the above and many other
goods at The Pioneer Store
W. H. BOYD
better results in cleaning the
For the week ending Saturday
last 16 carloads of wool had been
received at the Echo plant for
scouring, and more enroute.
At the residence of the bride's
parents in Walla Walla Tuesday
evening, June 8, 1909, was per
formed the wedding ceremony
uniting in the holy bonds of
wedlock Mr. Horace W. King
and Miss Mabel Jones.
Mr. King is well known to the
people of Echo, having resided
here the past six years, during
which time he was connected
with the reclamation service,
having charge of the civil en
gineering department in the
construction of government and
also private ditches in this
Miss Jones has for the past
three years been one of- the
teachers in, the Walla Walla
public shools. Sh is quite an
accomplished young lady and
prominent in social circles. '
A host of friends in Echo ex
tend congratulations and wish
Mr. and Mrs. King their full
share of future happiness and
Mr. and Mrs. King left Wed
nesday evening for Portland and
Seattle on a short honeymoon
ANXIOUS TO SELL MOWERS.
A merchant living in a town
not a thousand miles from here
seems overly anxious to sell to
farmers a certain make of mow
ers, so much so that he loaned a
prominent farmer two of the
machines with which to cut his
hay crop. The merchant also
delivered the machines to the
home of the farmer, free of
charge, and set them up ready
for work. Hitching onto the
machines the following morning
the farmer discovered that he
was minus oil and whips on the
place, so he forthwith phoned
his good Samaritan, the mer
chant, and the oil and whips
boon arrived. Mr. Farmer is
now laughing up his sleeve with
the thought that all the fools
are not yet dead.
Any mother who has had experi
ence with this distressing ailment
will be plrosed to know that a cure
maybe effected by applying Chamber
lain's Salve as soon as the child Is
done nursing. Wipe It off with a soft
cloth before allowing the babe to
nurse. Many trained nurses use this
salve with best results. For sale by
Horn & Dorn.
The Saturday Evening Post
at the Racket Store.
Regular 7c calico
Strictly high grade LadieH Belt and
Collars at one-half price.
Regularise Lancaster zephvr 10c
The Spirit or Another Old Pioneer
Has Answered the Summons
of Its Maker
THE PASSING OF 0. F. THOMSON
His Death Occurred Friday Morning
At Pendleton As the Result of a
Lingering Illness Funeral Held
At Echo Sunday Under Auspices
of Masonic Fraternity.
One by one they are slowly passing,
From the midst of earthly loved one.
On the wings of white-winged Angels
To their Eternal home.
The spirit of still another
Eastern Oregon pioneer has
crossed over the Great Divide
in answer to the summons of
its Maker whoknoweth best and
doeth all things well, and hat
joined the innumerable host who
have but gone before and en
tered into the pale of that eter
nity from whence no traveler
ever returns to earthly sorrows
and earthly cares. Slowly but
surely the shadows of night are
falling upon the earthly mantles
of those few left among us with
silvered hair; those few left with
brave and true hearts who in
their youth left home and loved
ones in the east to blaze the
trail for future civilizatic n across
the then trackless wastes :ntO
the adventurous and far off Ore
gon country. Enduring untold
hardships and privations in a
wild and primitive country, in
the upbuilding of a rich and re
sourceful State, that we their
progenitors are now enjoying
the fruits thereof, the memory of
the Oregon pioneer shall be
sacred and ever held in the
highest esteem and revered and
loved for future generations to
come by the loyal sons and
daughters of the Beaver State.
Ii is with feelings of profound
regret and deep sympathy for
the loved ones left to mourn,
that we chronicle the death of
O. F. Thomson, a prominent
pioneei and loyal citizen of
Umatilla county, whose demise
occurred at the home of Mrs. S.
L. Morse, in Pendleton, Friday
morning at 11:30, June 4, IfloSJ.
after a lingering illness lasting
over a yeir. The immediate
cause of bis death was said to
have been cancer of t he stomach.
Mr. Thomson was a resident
of Echo and his remains were
shipped to this city Saturday for
interment, being met at the de
pot by a large delegation of
citizens who escorted the re
mains to the residence of Asa
The funeral services were held
in the M. E. Church, in Echo,
Sunday morning, Presiding
Elder Shandle, of Milton, and
Rev. Thuruiun, of Walla Walla,
ofilcT ting. The services at the
grave and interment were con
ducted under the auspices of tl e
Mrtsoflic lodge, of which order
the 'deceased was an honored
member, Grand Master Ed Kid
dle, of Island City, officiating.
The services both at the church
and the grave wero very im
pressive, and the high tributes
Iaid to the noble character and
long and useful life of the de
ceased were befitting tokens of
the high esteem in which in life
.vlr. Thomson was held by his
legion of friends and acquaint
ances in Eastern Oregon.
The fnneral cortege was the
largest ever witnessed in Echo, i
All business was suspended
on the arrival of the remains
Saturday, and Sunday many
people from Pendleton and other
points commingled with the citi
zens of Echo in paying the last
sad tribute to the departed one
and in extending heartfelt sym
pathy and words of condolence
to the bereaved widow and sor
Oscar F. Thompson was born
in Howard county, Missouri, on
November 25, 18510, and at tha
time of his demise was in his
79th year. He crossed the
plains to California in 1850,
where he resided until 1804
when he removed to Oregon and
settled at Umatilla Landing,
and while there he engaged in
the feed and commission business
in partnership with the late II.
N. Stantield, father of the Stan
field brothers. The firm also
ran pack trains out of Umatilla
carrying supplies to the mines
and isolated interior points. 1
On May 21, 1HIJ7, Mr. Thomson !
was married at Umatilla to Miss
Susan Almira Atwood, who still j
survives him, and with whom he!
has lived in happy wedlock for j
over 42 years. During this time ;
10 children were horn to the!
couple, and of these seven are;
now living. They are Asa 11. 1
Thomson, a prominent capitalist 1
and politician, Mrs. Lucy M.
Jarmon, Mrs. Phoebe A. Bar-'
tholomew, Allen Thomson, W.
A. Thomson, Sloan Thomson
and Killa Thomson. All of these
live at Echo and all are at home!
save the last named who is now
a student at the Agricultural
College in Corvallis. The first
l two children born to Mr. and
'Mrs. Thompson died at birth,
while another child, Shirley
Thomson, died five years ago.
Aside from the above named
he leaves 10 grandchildren, all
j of whom live in Echo. He also
j leaves three brothers, II. C.
I Thomson of Echo, Asa Thomson,
! who lives on the old farm home
j in Missouri, and George Thorn
son of Texas.
While he was living at Uma
tilla in 168 O. F. Thomson was
elected as sheriff of Umatilla '
county, and he served in that
! office for tw o terms. During his
; first term the county seat was
i moved from Umatilla to Pendle-
j ton and he went there to reside,
and remained there until hi
Isecond term expired in 1872.
! Leaving Pendleton Mr. Thomson !
ter creek, 8 miles west of Echo,
where he has since resided and
engaged in stockraising and irri- j
gated farming. He waa a man ,
of progressive ideas nnd one of
the first men in Umatilla county
to undertake irrigation, and his
success along this line had much
to do with the inauguration of
the big irrigation systems near
Mr. Thomson was a prominent
Mason and a charter member of
Pendleton Lodge, A. F. A A. M.
He was a member of the South
Methodist church. He led an
active, useful, exemplary and
christian life, ard through his
many noble qualities as a citizen
and manly traits of character,
he was one of the most widely
known and highly esteemed of
the Oregon pioneers, numbering
his friends by the legion. His
death nas caused general sorrow
over Eastern Oregon.
CARD Of THANKS.
We desire to hereby express
our sincere thanks to the many
kind friends of Echo and Pendle
ton, who so kindly assisted dur
ing the illness and at the funeral
of our beloved husband and
father, O. F. Thomson.
Mus. O. F. Thomson
GODDESS OF L1BETTY.
Up to Wednesday evening the
vote in the contest for the God
dess of Liberty stood as follows:
Ruth St ralun im
Audrey Watteiiburger 18"
Avis Peterson 52
Ruth Godfrey 4
Stella NcCulloiiKh "
Vivian Bailey 3n
Birdie Lovell lfl
Bertha Allen 14
Bessie Andrews 10
Lois Smith., 42
Dorn Bros., of Echo, will han
dle all kinds of building material.
People interested in that line
will save money by seeing them.
DOHN Ll MBEIt Co.
IT Yon Are Wortb .10,000
Don't ltul This.
This will not interest you If you are
worth tlfty thousand dollars, hut if
you are a man of moderate men iih and
cannot afford to employ a physician
when you have an attackof diarrhoea,
you will he pleased to know that
one or two doses of Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy
will cure It. This remedy has Inn-it In
use for many years and is thoroughly
reliable. Price 2.c. For wile by Dorn
; Results assured
I back if you are not satisfied f
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The let and quickest way to rid your poultry of lice.
No trouble ut all; yon follow directions, it will do
1 the rest.
One jrallon of Destroyer eostn - - 1.35
IS sufficient to rid any poultry yard of X
lice and thoroughly disinfect it for one t
i year. Call in any time it'n
I have the pleasure of recomuiendint? Dr. A. Keid, of
Portland, who lias located in Kcho, and any one in need of
medical Her vice call at bin office next door to Spinning's
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