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1A( i K TWO
TTIE ECIIO REGISTER, ECIIO, OREGON.
FRIDAY JULY 2, 190U
BRIEF NEWS OF
THE PAST WEEK
Condensed Dispatches from All Parts
of the Two Hemispheres.
BALLOON TOSSED BY GALE.
Interesting Events from Outside the
State Presented in Manner to
Catch the Eye of the Busy Reader
' Matters of National, Historical
and Commercial Importance.
The hot wave in the East has passed.
Ex-President Eliot, of Harvard, has
been made president emeritus and giv
The government will start suit
against the Avmrican Sugar Refining
company under the anti-trust law.
It is reported that Leon Ling, the
Chinese who murdered Elsie Sigel at
New York, has been caught in Mexico.
A Los Angeles man has confessed to
sending out false statements about min
ing property by which he secured
thousands of dollars.
English suffragettes made another
attempt to storm parliament. Poilce-
nien received rough treatment and ar
rested over 100 of the disturbers.
Owing to the provisions of the pri
mary law lleney cannot be a candidate
for prosecuting attorney of San Fran
cisco unless he runs independent
A contract has been let by the I far
riman lines for a tunnel at Portland to
connect the present lines with the
North Bank bridge across the Colum
bia. Israel W. Durham, a prominent poli
tician of Philadelphia, is dead.
The Pittsburg streetcar strike was
settled satisfactorily to all concerned
after a day of rioting.
Li Ching Hsu, nephew of Li Hung
Chang, is dead. He was the Chinese
iharge d'affaires at Mexico City.
The shops and roundhouse of the
Tonopah & Goldfiekl road at Tonopah,
Nev., have been destroyed by fire.
A large quantity of smuggled opium
has been discovered in San Francisco
and two Chinese arrested as the princi
pals. Chancellor von Buelow, of Germany,
will resign as soon as the finance bill
is disposed of. His successor has not
yet been selected.
Winnipeg will prohibit American
circuses from parading unless they
display the flag of Ureal Itritnin in
stead of that of the United States.
The Cincinnati city council has pass
ed an ordinance directing that clo ks
b turned back one hour from May to
September, inclusive, thus giving more
Aeronauts Almost Freeze at
of 10,000 Feet.
St. Louis, June 30. Whipped help
lessly to and fro by a 60-mile gale
a dense, black storm cloud, 10,000
fret above the earth, John Berry and
M. A. Heimann today were very near
Berry, the winner of the Indianap
olis distance cup, and Heimann, who is
seeking a balloon pilot s license,
ascended in the balloon Melba shortly
after noon. They were carried swiftly
to an altitude of 10,000 feet into a
thunder storm. Here the frail bag was
dashed about by a hurricane
At times the balloon lay on a level
with the basket as the wicker was
pitched high up by the wind. The two
men, coatless and freesing, threw out
all ballast yet the balloon would not
ascend. Berry climbed aloft on the
frail cords and tied the appendix, but
in spite of this the bag telescoped and
the balloon came down as a parachute.
They landed safely. Describing his
experience, Berry said:
"When we entered the storm cloud
at a height of 10,000 feet the atmos
phere was so black we could scarcely
see the swaying bag above us. The
feeling of being carried helplessly
toward what appeared to be certain
destruction was one I hope never to ex
perience again. After we entered the
cloud we were in a cold, penetrating
mist which nearly froie us."
FIVE MEN SCALDED.
on a strike.
streetcar men have gone
Roosevelt is said to be much heavier
than when be left the White House.
Castro still remains in Spain, con
demning everything and everybody,
Cardinal Satolli is seriously ill and
grave doubts are entertained for his
Hawaiian sugar planters have agreed
to make no concessions to the Japanese
A vigorous campaign has been
started in New York against the com
Dion house fly.
Hundreds of persons suffer ing from
leprosy are said to wander unrestricted
through the island of Cuba.
r.x-vice rreement rairbanks says
the Japanese rule in Cores gives good
promise for the future of the country.
Cslifomis Democrats have gone on
record as favoring ex-Governor Folk,
of Missouri, as candidate for president
Friends of F. A. Cook, the Arctic
explorer, expert to hear from him at
any time now that he has been succes
sful in reaching the pole.
Jap strikers in Hawaii have appealed
to Governor Freer.
Reports from Morocco say the revo
lutionists are winning over the sultan's
Deposits in the Chicago national
banks are at the highest point ever
Mrs. Katherine Gould has been
granted her divorce and $36,000 a year
Excessive heat throughout the At
lantic states continues to cause much
suffering and scores have been pros
trated. Miners and operators in the Fernie,
B. C, coal district have come to an
agreement and the strike has been
A New York street car man is grad
ually turning black. The change
started about a year ago and he is
now as black as a negro except the
right side of his face.
Voliva, successor of Dowie at Zion
City, has been deposed.
Secretary Bellinger has started on
his Western trip to inspect the various
The Standard Oil has announced a
cut of 10 cents per 100 gallons in the
pries of refined oil.
The Turkish government is still try
ing to secure Abdul H sin id's money,
lis has f 21,600,000 in the Imperial
feaak of Germany.
Accident on Torpedoboat Hull
San Francisco, June 30. Five men
of the torpedo boat Hull were badly
scalded last night by the bursting of a
boiler tube. B. F. King, fireman, is
so severely injured that is feared he
cannot recover. The boat was but
slightly damaged and repairs have al
ready been made.
The other injured are: J. M. Rob
erts, water tender; Francis Crawford,
fireman; John R. Carter, fireman;
Newton Carish, coal passer. The lat
four are seriously injured, but expected
The acccident occurred as the little
vessel was passing down the entrance
of the bay to Sausalito, where she was
to have remained over night prepara
tory to starting for Seattle this morning.
Off Alcatraz island the steering gear
went wrong and the engines were
stopped while repairs were attempted.
As the vessel drifted with the tide, a
tube in one of the starboard boilers
blew out, opening' a long crack, fiom
which a cloud of hissing, scalding
steam escaped. Five men were in the
boiler room at the time and ' they
scanibled toward the hatchway and
deck, fighting their way through the
dense vapor, with scalding water drip
ping on them from the deck plates
King was the last man to reach the
Udder, and as he stumbled to the bot
torn rung a second tube blew out. King
receiving the full force of its charge
of steam. Aided by .his companion,
he reached the deck and a tew mo
ments later the exhaust valves emp
tied the crippled boiler of steam
NEWS ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST
FROM THE STATE OF OREGON
DEMAND DOLLAR WHEAT.
Umatilla Growers Will Hold Grain tor
renaieion ueciaing to Duua an
electric line from Thorne Hollow down
arrows the whest belt of Umatilla
county to the Columbia river, and
adopting a resolution to hold this
year's wheat crop for at least one dol
lar per bushel, the County Farmers'
union held one of its most enthusiastic
meetings here last week.
There were a large number of grain
growers present and all seemed4o be
of one mind on both propositions. The
proposed road will have its Columbia
river terminus either at Cold Springs
or Umatilla, making the line from 20
to 40 miles in length and tapping the
very best portion of the wheat belt.
A committee was appointed to in
vestigate right of way and other mat
ters and report at a meeting to be held
in two weeks. At that time it is pro
posed to organize a company for the
building of the road.
In connection with requiring the
members of the organization to hold
for one dollar, it was decided that ar
rangements be made for advancing
money to those farmers who otherwise
would be compelled to sell at whatever
price they could get,
FLOOD OF PROTEST.
Business Men Don't Want Congress
to Tax Corporations.
Washington, June 30. A flood o
telegrams, nearly equalling that which
swamped the wires during the anti
railroad pass tight, is pouring in upon
senators in opposition to the corpora'
tion tax bill. Most of the telegrams
come from persons interested in build
ing and loan associations, but practi
cally every character of corporations
represented. Most of the senators re
ceived from 12 to 50 telegrams today
and some at least 100.
In view of the vehement tone of the
protests and the fact that the telegrams
are from prominent business men
some senators pledged to vote for the
administration program said today that
they are doubtful as to the wisdom of
Unless there is a change of senti
ment throughout the country, it would
not surprise many members of congress
if the corporation tax should be aban
doned in conference and the inheritance
tax, which was adopted by the house.
should be restored to the tariff bill.
Remington Works Close.
Utica, N. Y.. June 30. Notice was
posted in the Remington Typewriter
works at II ion today that commencing
with July 1 the establishment would
be closed until further notice. The
works employs 2,100 people and the
payroll is $3i,000 a week. Some time
avo the company attempted to intro
duce a machine for accomplish inir
part of the work of aligning the letters
on the typebar of the machine. Th
men engaged in alignment objected to
this and struck Shortly thereafter
the assemblers quit work.
These Ducks Catch Bugs.
Alton, III., June 30. A farmer liv
ing near here has started a new indus
try, and one that is proving extremely
profitable to him. This man trained a
flock of ducks that he has raised to
hunt for potato bugs, and now an
nounces that he is ready to rent the
fowls out at so much per. The man
has testimonials from satisfied clients
in the neighborhood, and declares that
his trsined birds bring him an income
of f90 a week.
W.ll Raise Wsges Again.
Reading, Pa., June 30. The Read
ing Iron company posted notices today
that part of the reduction in wages
made last February would be restored
beginning July &.
O. A C. BuiUing Armory.
Oregon Agricultural College, Corval-
1 is The contract for the big armory
was recently granted to Fred E. Erick-
son, of isalem. The work on the build
ing will be commenced during the first
of July and will be completed by No
vember 1. The armory is to be lo
cated at the rear of the present athletic
field. It will be constructed at a cost
of (35,000. Captain McAlexander will
have personal supervision of the work
during the summer, as he is very large
ly responsible for the present plans.
The bid given by Mr. Ericksonamoun'
ed to several thousand dollars more
man uio uiaa unifiutu. w mat lew i
changes were obliged to be made in the
plans. These, however, will not great
ly alter the beauty of the building.
Wallowa's Beauties Please Visitors
Wallowa The railroad men's excur-
ion to Joseph was one of the most suc
cessful ever run into this county.
More than 2,000 attended from La
Grande, Elgin, Pendleton, Baker City
and all parts .of Union and Wallowa
counties. The Joseph people provided
free conveyances to the lake, free
launches and free coffee. Two ball
games were played, one in the forenoon
etween Cove and Elgin, Cove, winning.
and one in the afternoon between Jos-
ph and Wallowa, which Wallowa wor.
Many of the tourists visited the coun
try for the first time and wer. em apt
ured with the beauty of the lake and
the matchless surroundings.
HINTS FOR FRUIT SHIPPERS.
Agricultural Department to Show How
to Pack for Shipment.
Washington Representative Haw
ley has received the following letter
from the secretary of agriculture in
response to a recent recommendation
on behalf of the shippers of apples,
pears, peaches, prunes, grapes and
other fruits grown in Oregon :
"Your esteemed favor of the lOtl
instant is at hand, requesting that i
competent man be assigned to Oregoi
for the purpose or teaching the Deop o
oi tnai state now to ship various kind:
of perishable fruits. This depsrtmen
is carrying on extensive investigation:
along this line in different parts of thiu
country, and it has been our desire for
some time to extend the work in the
extreme Northwest, but up to this
time we have not been able to do so.
G. Harold Powell, who is in charge of
the fruit transportation and storage in
vestigations, is planning to take a trip
lo Washington and Oregon during the
present summer in order to become ac
quainted with the problems of this na
ture that need developing in those
states. It is Mr. Powell's intention to
visit Oregon on this trip.
"It will not be possible to cary on
definite investigations in the North
west during the present summer, but I
can assure you that our investigations
will be extended to that section just as
soon as it can be done."
Crop Prospects Poor.
Pendleton Dr. W. R. Campbell,
state organizer for the Farmers' Edu
cational and Cooperative union, has re
turned from Sherman county, where he
had been in the interest of the organ
ization. He says the union is now
completely organized in Wasco county
with seven locals, Sherman county
with four locals and Gilliam county
with two. In speakirg of the crop
prospects in that part of Oregon, Dr.
Campbells aid: "Wasco will harvest
a No. 1 crop. Sherman will have three-
fourths of a crop, Gilliam a little
more than one half and Morrow a little
less than one half."
Oregon Cherries Go East.
Salem The Salem Fruit union dur
ing the present week will ship a car
load of Royal Ann, Bing and Black
Republican cherries to Chicago and
possibly another car to Kansas City.
The cherries will go by refrigerator
freight and are expected to reach Chi
cago in eight days. The fruit union,
under the management of C. L. Dick,
has found a ready foreign market for
all the berries that could be obtained
i far this season, and Mr. Dick pre
d cts that the plan of shipping to the
Ea tern markets will douhle the profits
of Willamette valley fruitmen.
School Heads to Meet Juno 28.
Salem The annual convention of
county school superintendents has been
called by J. H. Ackerman, superin
tendent of public instruction, to meet
in his office Monday, June 28. Among
the topics to be considered are school
supervision, how it may be made more
elective; school libraries, how to use
them; annual institute, most import
ant subject to emphasize for all insti
tutes this year; school sanitation, what
has been done, what should be done ;
school board convention, value of, how
We will sell u limited amount of land and wt the
same to peaches, apples or pears, care for the
same for three years paying all taxes and other
expenses. For terms address
Columbia Land Co.,
It. It. WOOD, Secretary.
FRANK SLOAN, Superintendent
Louis Scholl jr.,
For Reliable Fire Insurance, Surveying,
Notary Public and Heal Estate.
Phone Main 27
Bridge St., Echo, Or.
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North Bend Milt Not Sold
Marshfield The negotiations of the
Nelson Lumber company, of San Fran
cisco, for the purchase of the North
Bend Lumber company have not been
close I, it is now officially stcted. The
report that the sale had been made was
not without foundation, but the nego
tiations which have been pending were
delayed because of the death of Cap
tain Nelson, of San Francisco, the
head or the Nek on Lumber
Medford Land Sold.
Medford Fred II. Hopkins, former
ly a prominent Portland clubman and
member of the brokerage firm of
Downing & Hopkins, has sold his fam
ous Snowy Butte orchard near Medford
for 1150,000 to Edwin B. Lrnnme. of
Bozeman, Mont, There are Him) aces
in the tract, 161) is bearing apples and
pears and 100 acres is in yourg trees.
Another sale just made was that of the
J. W. Myers tract, consisting of 20
aews of young trees to A. Conroy
Theiro of Chicsgo for $20,000.
Club Boosts New Rosd.
Marshfield The Young Men's Com
mercial club, which has been recently
organized, ha taken up as the first
worn me construction oi a good wagon
road to Roseburg so there will be a
better mail service and easier overland
transportation lor passengers. It is
believed here that Douglas county peo
ple can be induced to do their part and
that if the two counties work together
they csn build a road which will aimit
of automobile travel.
Prune Crop is Poelel.
Salem A number of the leading
prune men of this vicinity met h.-re a
few days ago and organized an inde
pendent pool. About 2.000.000 pounds.
or 20 per cent of the Salem crop, was
represented. A committee of three
was appointed to market this year's
Albany Fruit Too Heavy.
Albany I'eaches are so thick on a
tree in the yard of the residence of ex-1
County Judge C. H. Stewart, at Sixth
ana rerry streets, in this city, that it
was necessary to pick off 1 C, bushels
of peaches, as small and undeveloped
as they now are, to prevent limbs from
Wms Whitman Scholarship.
Ontario Arthur Moody, of this
years graduating class at the high
school, has been awarded a scholarship
in Whitman college at Walla Walla
for high standing in his studies. He
expects to attend Whitman next year.
Twelfth Grade Is Added.
O a. at . .
roresi urove uy a decisive major-
ity the taxpayers of Forest Grove
school district decided to add the 11th
and 12th grades to the curriculum of
the local high school.
Wheat Bluestem milling, $1.30;
ciud, si.zu; vauey, si. 17.
Corn Whole, $35 per ton; cracked,
Oats- -No. 1 white. $41 per ton.
nay Timothy, Willamette valley,
$17(i(20 per ton; Eastern Oregon, $20
r runs Apples. Jlr.i2.fi0 per tox;
strawberries, si.40rnl.75 per crate;
cherries. 3(nfc per pound; gooseber
ries, 45c per pound; currants, 9dt
10c per pound.
Potatoes $1 (ill. 50 per hundrpd.
Vegetables Asparagus. 75(n90c oer
dozen; lettuce, head. 25c; onions, 12 '
(riI5c; parsley, 35c; peas. 3i6cper
pound; radish, s, 15c per dozen; rhu
barb, SttiSSc per pound.
Butter City creamery, extras,
26 e; fancy outside creamery. 25fi
26 Wc per pound; store, 18c Butter
fat prices average l c per pound un
der regular butter prices.
EgR Oregon ranch, candled, 23 S
(ft 24c per dozen.
Poultry Hens, 12.V'i 13e per pound ;
springs, 16(17c: roosters, 8fti 9c;
ducks, young, 14 Ui 15c; geese, young,
llf.fl2c; turkeys, 18c; squabs, $2(n
2.25 per dozen.
Pork Fancy, 10c per pound.
Veal Extras, 8Vi9c per pound;
ordniarr, 7c; heavy, 6c. i
Hops 1909 contracts, 15c per pound; :
1908 crop. lOftfllc; 1907 crop, 5(.i
&W: 1906 crop. 2(i 2 V. j
Wool Eastern Oregon. 16f.i23c ner
pound; valley, fine, 23c; coarse, 21,c;
mohair, choice, 246225c.
Cattle Steers, top, $4.50(-i4.60: fair
to good, $4.25(f4.40; common. $4(.f.
4.15; cows, top. $3.75di3.85; fair to
rood. $3.2MiS.50; common to med um.
$2.50S; calves, top. $5i5.50; heavy,
$3.50i4; bulls and stags, $2.75(i
3.25; common. $2oi2.50.
Hogs Best, $8(i8.15: fair togri.
$7.5(H.r7.75; s Cockers. $6i6.60; China
Sheep Top wethers. $4; fair fo
good, $3.506i3.?5; ewes. he less on
all grades; yearlings, best. $4.15; fair
to good, $3.754; spring lambs, $1.75
The Key to the Secret of Good Bread
Lies in a Sack of Flour from the
Henrietta Milling & Grain Co.
This Flour is made by the most
perfect process known to this nge,
from selected Blue Stem Wheat,
making the very whitest and
most delicious bread which on ac
count of its healthful and nutri
tive qualities, is in reality
"The Staff of Life-
We roll Barley and make Alfalfa
Meal, and pay the highest prices
HENRIETTA MILLING & GRAIN CO.
NEW LIVERY STABLE
C. II. Bonney & Sons, Props. t
NewRi&s, New Harness
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Pool ami Uilliard.s
Lunch Counter In The Rear
Shaving, Haircutting, Shampooing
Kvert thiiiir Kir. flu.
Hath lCoom In Connection.
Give us a Trial
Hotel Echo Tonsorial Parlors
MULLIIf & STEWART, Prop.
Gilbert's Barber Shop
SHAVING, HAIRCUTTING, SHAMPOOING
Everything First Class sv
Shop Located Opposite Bank of Echo