libra issosiitien EQ) VOL. IV. ECHO, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 1909. NUMBER 24. he ft ifc zz WORK AT THE SCOURING MILL 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 handled nicely. 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 Don't We were so well pleased with the outcome of our Saturday special sales, that we will continue same again SHTURDHY ONLY 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 wool. For the week ending Saturday last 16 carloads of wool had been received at the Echo plant for scouring, and more enroute. KING-JONES WEDDING, 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 vicinity. 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 prosperity. Mr. and Mrs. King left Wed nesday evening for Portland and Seattle on a short honeymoon trip. 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. Sore Nipple. 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. Overlook This $1.00 20c Regular 7c calico Strictly high grade LadieH Belt and Collars at one-half price. Regularise Lancaster zephvr 10c 40c 40c 75c ACROSS THE GREAT DIVIDE 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 BRRCRIN PRICES 6c f 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 Thomson. 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 rowing relatives. BIOGKAI'HIDAL SKETCH. 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 Echo. 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 and Family. 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 LUMBER, LUMBER. 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 & Dorn. ; Results assured I back if you are not satisfied f . I will jfive a practical I I'. I). & Co. AiHomi7.fr, (struct ion of lice of all kinds, iiioKijiiitofs. Disinfect or 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 Autoinizer 1.25 This 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 Drug Store. J. FRANK SPINNING DRCGCIST-Phoie 48 MM M0MMMMMMMMM LISLE HARD WARE CO. Echo, Ore. Grand Removal Sale Stoves and Ranges AT A REDUCTION Before we Move, and in Fact We will Sell EVERYTHING at a Redaction in Order to Save the Expense of Moving. COME AND LET FIGURE US With You oil your J Needs in the Hard ware Line. We Have Just Put In a Line of GASOLINE STOVES I For the Hot Weather I LISLE HARD WARE CO. Echo, Ore. T and your money f demonstration of tin new for tin? prevention and de- t manre or scab, flicM and VOl'K Closet, Cesspools, Ham IIo Pens in u few miniiteH. ? convenient for you.