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-TTXE ECHO REGISTER. ECHO. OREGON.
ERIDAY JULY 2.1, JP.OO
A THE PAST WEEK
Condensed Dispatches from Ail Parts
of the Two Hemispheres.
Interesting Event from Outside the
State Presented In a Manner to
Catch the Eye of the Busy Reader
Matters of National, Historical
and Commercial Importance.
The entire town of Browndel, Tex
has been destroyed by fire.
Colorado women will run a woman
for congress two years hence.
Roosevelt has given up hunting for
few days in order to write a book.
The French cabinet has resigned
after a bitter altercation with Delcasse
Argentina has dismissed the Bolivian
miniHter and Itolivia is preparing for
The Union Pacific has sold Santa Fe
stock to avoid trouble with the govern
bronze bust of James J. Hill has
just been completed and will be sent to
the Seattle fair.
Six men were killed in Pennsylvania
while digging up dynamite that had
failed to explode.
r ifty thousand men are needed in
the hurveHt fields of the West to take
care of the crops.
Sixteen miners were killed by the
explosion of fire damp in a Piussian
mine and many others were taken out
. Sir Robert Hart has practically de
cided to reitre from the position of di
rector iicncral or i.hinese customs on
account of til health.
WEEDS OUT WEAKLINGS.
to marry the
Miss Wanamaker is
on of a French count.
More than 5,000 people left Portland
to attend the Seattle fair on Portland
Don Jaimie, son of Don Carlos, the
pretender, has been barred from
American bankers will demand a
share in the Chinese loan of over $27,
Indictod sugar trust officials have
been given more time to prepare their
An Ohio man has been arrested for
embezzling $13,500 given to him by a
woman to Invest.
Another aeronaut has appeared with
a machine in wh-ch he says ho will
cross the Knglish channel.
A clerk of the Adams Express com
pany at Chicago has confessed to steal
ing $10,000 which disappeared a week
Victoria, It. C. officers are investi
gating the many marriagea of white
girls to Chinese. A number of them
have been found held as slaves.
Prince Ito says Japan will help China
to become a modern nation.
Mexico is preparing for an outbreak
that is exacted in the south.
More earthquakes have occurred in
Greece and the people, are panic strick
en. Despite the assertion of officials, the
streetcar strike at Pittcburg, is far
Professor Matteucci, director of the
observatory on Mount Vesuvius, died
while at his work.
An Italian I adorer on a railroad in
Colorado became enraged and fatally
ahot three of his countrymen.
James J. Hill says if the people
would pay less attention to the new
tariff the country would be better otf.
I ount l'on l says he is to marry
Marjorie Oould, daughter of Ceorge
Gould and neice of the count's former
Kritish (..olunibian omeiala are
charged with dis rlminating against
American halibut fishermen and favor
ing thti Japanese.
The government is to issue bonds for
the entire cost of the Panama canal,
Japanese Soldier Drill for Another
1 $' War With Russia.
Los Angeles, Cel., July 21. Discuss
ing the action of military officers in
placing the lives of their men in jeop
ardy by exposure to a scorching sun
while on drill, a military expert here
today said :
"The drilling of troops during the
most unfavorable weather is in con
formity with the established principle
of the Japanese general staff to elimin
ate weaklings from the fighting line
and to have only the most sturdy troops
remain in the organizations which
would be called upon to stand the first
shock in case of war. All soldiers
showing constitutional weakness, who
do not perish under the drastic train
ing, are placed in the reserves.
"During last December, an infantry
brigade was ordered
Fujiyama during a
and over 30 men were lost during the
ascent. A great popular outbreak was
narrowly averted at the time, but the
general staff explained the order which
resulted in the heavy loss by stating
that it was necessary to inure the men
to both cold and heat, even though lives
were sacrificed, in view of the inevita
ble struggle which is pending with
Russia in Manchuria.
"The present drilling of the troops
in the stifling heat which 'sweeps over
Japan in the summer indicates that
popular disapproval has not influenced
the general staff in instituting more
humane methods in the conditioning of
NEWS ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST
FROM THE STATE OF OREGON
ELECTRIC LINE ASSURED.
Articles of Incorporation of Farmers'
Line Filed at Pendleton.
Pendleton Articles of incorporation
have been filed for the Farmers' Rail
way & Navigation company, which
proposes to build and operate an elec
trical railroad system in Umatilla
county. The first unit will be a road
between the towns of Umatilla, on the
Columbia, and Milton, in the heart of
the fruit and grain belt of the east end
of the county. The company behind
the scheme is incorporated for $250,-
000, and it is announced that surveyors
DATES FOR OXFORD TESTS.
Applicants for Examination Must Be
Present October 19 and 20.
University of Oregon, Eugene The
next qualifying examination for Rhodes
scholarships for Oregon will be held
Tuesday and Wednesday, October 19
and 20, 1909. The place for holding
the examinations has not yet been de
finitely determined, but heretofore they
have been held at the University i t
Oregon. The university will have
several candidates for the examina
tions and it is probable there will be a
number from other parts of the state.
We will sell a limited amount of land and set the
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naiiiu wj jiuucura, unics or pours, care ior uie
blinding blizzard r!1e,dyi?th.efieldprepJi!ei '! Owing to the fact that no other means Siime for three yours pay in" all taxes and other
i Inl? Hnrino h c,t the r,Knt ot w'v The re provided for meeting the expenses Jg. 1 J n jt
court has also been asked for franchises
over certain roads of the county. This
organization is the result of electric
road construction by the F armors' un-1
ions of the county. A committee has j
been investigating the matter for sever
al weeks. One of the men understood
to be behind the development scheme 1
is Dr. W. R. Campbell, one of the
prominent wheat growers of the coun
ty, and state organizer for the Farm
ers union. The incorporators of the
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ui Liiiy eABiiiuiafciun iee ui e will ue I k
charged each aDDlicanL I "t
The rules governing the examina
tions provide that all applicants must
have reached, before going into resi
dence at Oxford, at least the end of
their suphonwre or second year work
at some recognized degree granting
university or college. The scholar
ships are of the value of 300 pounds a
year, and are tenable for three years.
Kach candidate must be unmarried.
of $5 will be j, expenses. For terms address
scheme are: Charles A. Hill. R. O. ! must be a citizen of the United States
Karnhiart, A.A.Cole. The capital and be not less than 19 or mure than
stock of the Farmers' Railroad & Nav-, 25 years of age on October 1 of the
ESTABLISHES NEW RECORD.
Wright Flies 80 Minutes and Covers
Washington, July 21. Establishing
a new record for aviation in America,
Orville Wright in the Wright aero
plane late yesterday at Fort Meyer
made a spectacular flight of 1 hour, 20
minutes and 45 seconds' duration.
The longest previous flight was 74
minutes, made by Mr. Wright at Fort
Meyer last fall.
Several thousand persona saw the
most daring feat of aviation yet ac
complished. The machine traveled
about 70 miles, as was estimated by
Wilbur Wright, and at one time during
the flight the height attained was be
tween 260 and 270 feet, exceeding the
highest point ever reached by a heav
ier than air machine on this continent.
The most wonderful part of the flight
was the execution of three complete
igation company is divided into 2,600
shares of $100 each. In addition to
the main line of electric road from the
Columbia to the center of the wheat
belt, articles of incorporation also per
mit branch lines, the maintenance of
a fleet of steamers on the Columbia,
and construction of telegraph and tele
phone lines. This railroad project will
he in competition with one for which
articles of incoproration where filed a
week ago by Dr. C. J. Smith, A. R.
Turner and Douglas Belts, and which
proposes to construct a network of elec
tric roads throughout Umatilla county, I
beginning at f not Kock and passing
through the new irrigation districts.
year lor which he. is elected. One
student only will be chosen from this
Oregon now has two students at Ox
ford, Edward J. Winans, from Willam
ette university, and Wistar W. John
son, from the University of Oregon.
Johns' n is taking mining engineering
and Vvinand a literary course.
Echo, Ore. It
Columbia Land Co.,
It. It. WOOD, Secretary.
FKANK SLOAX, Superintendent
Deschutes Land Ready to Open.
Salem After a session lasting - the
greater part of two days, the desert
land board has granted the Deschutes
Irrigation & Power company authority
to open up for settlement about 2,600
acres of irrigated lands in Eastern Ore- j Brick Plant Machinery Arrives.
gon. Koscoe Howaid, or the Deschutes! Rainier The task of unloading the
corporation, talked to the board for two j machinery for the big brick plant of
days, and finally convinced them the the Rainier Face Brick & Ciay corn-
land was ready for the settler, though pany has begun and the work of get-
Delegates to Irrigation Congress.
Saiem C. N. McArthur, speaker of
the last house, appointed five delegates
to the National Irrigation congress,
which is to be held at Spokane, August
9 to 14. The members of the house
committee on irrigation at the last ses
sion received the appointment They
are W. H. Brooke, of Harney and Mal
heur; John P. Rusk, of Wallowa;
Henry M. McKtnney, of Baker county,
ana J. is. Bryant, or Multnomah county.
Louis Scholl jr.,
For Reliable Fire Insurance, Surveying,
Notary Public and Ileal Estate.
Phone Main 27
Bridge St., Echo, Or.
The Key to the Secret of Good Bread
Mr. Wright met every requirement
set forth by the government except the hoard hul ofr tWirUH in hnM II n tint ntit iha aIbii fstas tlia .
that of carrying one passenger and the tracts until a personal inspection of white pressed brick will begin at
tTl .1 inn tka 1 mi mit. . n inkf. wmt a m I I II . . ...
,K . v "j couiu oe macw py me memoers 01 me
run. tioth or these requirement prob- desert land board in order to determine
ably could have been met, but it is the if the land was Droixrlv irrigated un
der the terms of the agreement with
nromera- inieniion 10 get their ma
chine in perfect condition before at
tempting the official flights. The
Wrights declare that the machine is
working much better than required, but
that they want to have several more
trials before the official teat.
niur wright. replying to a com
ment that the flight yetterday would
ave covered tho width of the English
cnannei, wnicn Hubert Latham unsuc
cessfully attempted to cn as Monday,
said it would have been possible for his
brother to cross from France to Eng-
and and to return to France again with
out landing. He also remarked that it
the irrigation company.
School Heads to Meet June 28.
Salem The annual convention of
county school superintendents has been
called by J. II. Ackerman, superin
tendent of public instruction, to meet
in hia office Monday, June 28. Among
the topics to be considered are school
supervision, how it may be made more
effective; school libraries, how to use
them; annual institutes, most imxrt
ant subject to emphasise for nil insti
tutes this year; school sanitation, what
has been done, what should lie dona?
would have been easy to continue yes- school board convention, value of, bow
ten I ay's flight as far as Baltimore.
HERMANN TRIAL IN FALL.
A idight earthquake was felt at San
at Barbara, Cal., but no damage done.
An American is sure he recognised
I -eon Ling, murderer of Elsie Sigel, in
A strike may rte declared by all em
ployes of the American Smelting
Mrs. Eddy, founder and leader of the
1 Chris; an Science deomiation, has just
j passed her tMh birthday.
! All miners in England may go on a
strike in support of the Scotch miners
whit are fighting a reduction in wages.
j Eight anarchists arrested at Stork-
S holm on the charge of having con
spired to assassinate the cxar of Rus
sia, have been exiled.
t The Japanese government has not
' yet decidedm hether or not Ambassador
Takahira will be continued as ambas
eatlor to the United States.
The Union Pacific railroad has claim
ed a 2(H) foot strip of land through the
town of Brighton, Col., which is now
covered win store buildings.
A son has been born to the Prinesa
The shah of Tarsia has (led to Russia
Wickersham Orders Clean-Up of Land
Washington, July Zl. In the re
mark of representative Tawney,
printed in the Congressional Record
this morning, appears this quotation
from a letter of Attorney General
Wickernham of recent date:
I have given instructions in all
cases in which Mr. Heney is retained
to make careful examination of the
cases and, if they cannot be brought to
trial within reasonable time with any
prospect of success, that the indict
ments be dismissed, and have caused
some indictments to be dismissed un
der thee instructions."
Inquiry at the Department of Jus
tice today brought forth the statement
that "Ringer Hermann will lie brought
to trial at Portland early this coming
fall. Mr. Heney will personally con
duct the prosecution."
Victory for Americans.
Pekin, July 21. On account of the
failure of the negotaitions at the re
cent meeting of bankers in London
and Paris, an attempt is being male at
Pekin to close quickly the Hankow
railway loan by increasing the amount
so as to give Americans equal partici
pation and not reduce the original allot
ments to the other three powers Crest
Britain, France ami Germany. This
arrangement was agreed to by the
Chinese foreign board Saturday and
the four days' negotiations ended with
the consultations of foreign bankers.
Export Argentina Wheat.
Ruenos Ayrrs. July 21. During the
first five months of this year the ex
ports t ions of wheat amounted to 77.-
700.000 bushels. A decree hai been
published modifying the law prohibit
ing the importation of cattle from cer
tain countries, so that tboee countries
may send rtttic to the exposition of
1910. The government has also sent
instructions to our minister in Wash
ington to agree with the bureau of
American republics on a program.
Gold Strike in Sierra County. !
Nevada. City, Cel.. Jul 21. Scores
of miners from this place, Allegbaaey
and other cam re are stampedinc iato
American hill, a ramp in Sierra eoa
ty, where a vein of gold ore assaying
13,000 to the ton has been discovered.
Summer School Crowded.
University of Oregon, Eugene The
enrollment in the summer school of the
University of Oregon is more than
twice that of any previous year. The
registration includes teachers from all
over the state, as well as a number of
students who wish to lighten their
work for the coming year. A number
of special lectures have been engaged
from outside the state, Dr. Stuart, of
Leland Sand university, having charge
oi the department of bnglish literature.
Delegates to Irrigation Corgress
Salem J. N. Teal, president of the
state conservative commission, has bd-
pointed live delegate to the National
Irrigation cor.gress. They are Frank
J. Miller, of Albany; Principal J. R.
ilson, of Portland academv. Port
land; Professor F. G. Young, I'niver
sity of Oregon, Euegne; State S-nator
1. N. Hart, of Baker City, and J. C.
Stevens, of the United States gcologi
cal survey, Portland.
Railroad Man in Southern Oregon
Med ford John F. Stevens, formerly
chiet engineer of the Panama cinal,
visited this city last week under the
assumed name of iamison. In com
pany with Dr. J. F. Reddy, vice presi
dent of the Pacific & Eastern railroad.
and J. U. Rogers, a former railroad
contractor, Stevens was taken over the
lines of the Pacific & Eastern and then
on through the Cascades by way of
Crater lake and through Central Ore
gon up the Deschutes to Bend. .
Clatskanie Sawmill Burns.
Clatskanie The Kratx & Anderson
shingle mill at Hazel Grove, one and a
half miles from here, was burned to
the ground while the manager and crew
were attending the Clatskanie celebra
tion. A spark from the sawdust pile,
which was supposed to be safely out, is
thought to have caused the damace.
The mill was constructed only last
winter and gave employment to a crew
of ten men.
once. The company will employ 25
men at first, but will steadily increase
the force as the large plunt is put into
operation, until ultimately a force of
160 men will be employed.
Salary Increase in Union.
Salem Average salary paid male
teachers in Union county th past year
was $72 against $70 the year before,
according to th annual report of Su
perintendent E. E. Brag' filed in the
office of the superintendent of public
instruction. The salary of female
teachers has increased during the same
time from $30 to $53.75.
Lies in a Sack of Flour from tha
Henrietta Milling & Grain Co.
This Flour is made by the moat
perfect process known to this age,
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
Trout for Eastern Oregon.
O a r ...
sumpier several thousand young
trout Trom the government fish hatch
ery at Oregon City are being planted
in streams n ar Sumpier. The ship
ment of young fish is in chsrge of a
man from the hatchery and every care
is being taken to make the stocking of
the streams a success.
Wheat Bluestem nominal ;
$1.17; valley. $1.17.
Corn Whole, $37 per ton; cracked,
Oats No, 1 white, $40f42 per ton.
Hay Timothy, Willamette valley,
$20u22 per ton; Eastern Oregon, $21
(i 23; mixed. $16i20; alfalfa, $14.
Grain Bags 5sc each.
Fruits Strawberries, $2.50 per
crate; cherries, 6fi7c per pound;
gooseberries, 4Cb5c; apricots, $1.40fi
1.50 per box; currants, 8c per pound:
loir rhprrien. f 1 ?5 nor nruia rmmn.
berries. $1.25ri 1.40; blackcaps, $2; It
Potatoes $lfif 1.75 per hundred;
new. Z'.i'AiZ'tC per pound.
Vegetables Beans, fie; lettuce.
head, 25c per dozen; onions, 12Si15c;
parsley, S5c; peas, bin 7c per pound;
radishe. 15c per dozen; spinach, 6c
Butter City creamery, extras, 28c;
fancy outside creamery, 26(r27,Sc;
tore, 18c. Butter fat prices average
1 Wc per pound under regular butter
Eggs Oregon ranch, candled, 2?c
t'ouitry tiens, 14(.iKc; springs.
lc; rooters, no 9c; ducks, young, 1
.il3e; geese, young. 9(iil0c; turkeys.
18e; squsbs, 2r2.25 per dozen.
Pork Fancy, nGfTfc per pound.
Veal Extras. 9,0lOc; ordinary,
7(tfc; heavy, 7c.
Hops 1909 contracts, 16c per pound;
HENRIETTA MILLING & GRAIN CO.
NEW LIVERY STABLE; 1
C. R. Bonne y & Sons, Props.
Newji&s, New Harness
NEW WHIPS, NEW ROBES, NEW HORSES
A SNARE OF THE PATRONAGE SOLICITED
1 1 ttttMMssoMss
Lumber Company Complains.
Salem The Bridal Veil Lumber com
pany has complained to the state rail
road commission that the rates on lum
ber on the Mount Hood railroad are too
high. The Bridal Veil Lumber com
pany also claims that the Oregon Lum
ber company is owned by the raihoad
and that this company rets a much
lower rate than other shippers.
1908 crop, 11 (tl 2c; 1907 crop, 7c
1906 crop. 4c.
Wool Eastern Oregon, 16fi23c per
pound; valley, 23(i25c; mohair, choice,
Cattle Top steers, $4.50; fair to
good, f4(u4.25; common, $3.75(34;
cows, top. $3.50; fair to good, $3(3
3.25; common to medium. $2.50(!'2.75;
calves, top, $5i5.50; heavy, $3.50(i4;
bulls and stags, $2.75(43.25; common,
Hogs Best. $S.25J3.50; fair to
good, $7.75(.i8; stockers, $5x6.50;
China fats. $6.75a7.
Sheep Top wethers, ?4; fair to
good. $3.50ff S.75; ewes, c lees on
all grades: rear ling, best, $4: fair to
good, $3.50X3.75; spring lambs, $5i j
TI-IE IDLE I-IOXJR.
flell Norman, Prop.
Cigars, Tobaccos. Nut, (.'audit's, Soft Drinks, Etc.':
Pool and Billiards
Lunch Counter In The Rear
Shaving, Haircut! inj, Shampooing
Everything First Cla.M
Bath Boom In Connection.
Give us m Trial
Hotel Echo Tonsorial Parlors
WUIH i STEWAIT, Prep.
Gilbert's Barber Shop
SHAVING, HAIRCUTT1NC, SHAMPOOING
Everything First CUm
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Shop Located Oppoaitt Bank of Echo