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THE ECTIO REGISTER, ECHO, OREGON.
FRIDAY JULY 30r 1909
BRIEF NEWS OF
THE PAST WEEK
Coadensed Dispatches from All Parts
of the Two Hemispheres.
Interesting Events from Outside the
State Presented In a Manner to
Catch the Eye of the Busy Reader
Matters of National, Historical
and Commercial Importance.
President Rafael Reyes, of Colon
bia, has resigned.
Crete has raised the Greek flag and
declared independence of Turkey.
The United States Steel corporation
has increased the dividends on its com
French Socialists have protested
against the proposed visit of the czar
Colonel Leopold Markbreit, ex-min
iater to Bolivia and mayor of Cincin
nati, is dead.
A coal train on the Denver & Rio
Grande ran away in Utah, but the
crew escaped unhurt.
The Wright aeroplane has a device
to prevent accidents in case the ma
chine should fall in water.
Senator Stone, of Missouri, has been
arrested at Baltimore for striking a
negro waiter who did not serve the
senator just to suit him.
Tourist travel to the Yellowstone
park is so heavy that all hotels are
full and the Oregon Short Line has
stopped traffic to that place temporar-
Hubert Latham came within two
miles of crossing the English channel
in his aeroplane when an accident oc
curred to the machinery and he fell in
to the sea. He was rescued.
Canada is seriously considering the
advisability of building a navy.
A general strike is on at Barcelona,
Spain, against the war in Morocco.
Hawaiian sugar planters propose to
Import Russian laborers to displace
The battleship Michigan, the speed
iest of her class, will go into commis
sion in August.
The chances seem good that Thaw
will be declared sane and released
from the asylum.
Europran pressure may yet cause
China to refuse Americans a share in
the railway lan.
The assistant cashier of a Tipton,
Ind., bank, robbed it of S60.000 and
left for parts unknown.
Hubert Latham damged his airship
during a trial flight before attempting
to cross the bnglish channel.
The British cabinet has announced
that four more battleships of the
Dresdnaught type will be built.
The ex-shah of I'ersia has been offer
ed an annual pension of $25,000 on con
dition that he leave the country.
Japan has adopted a vigorous policy
against Corcan insurgents.
The death roll of the recent Gulf
storm has been increased to 41.
A train struck an automobile at Me
nominee, Mich., killing an entire fam
ily of three.
One man saved his life in the recent
Galveston storm by using his cork legs
to keep him afloat.
Spain is on the verge of a verolution
because of English and clerical influ
ence over the king.
A Seattle woman has secured a di
vorce because her husband has been
too tired to work for 12 years.
Lightning struck a residence at
American Forks, Utah, four times.
One woman was killed and four other
During a balloon race at Newton,
III., two of the big gas bags collided
2.0(H) feet in the air. One man's leg
was badly crushed.
Raphael Manco, who served in the
Crimean war, later served with "Chi
nese" General Gordon and then saw
service in the Civil war, is desd. He
had lived at Los Angeles for the past
Premier Briand has formed a new
Roosevelt is being proposed for may
or of New York.
A cloudburst in Colorado kilted two
persons and did much damage to property.
MAKES NEW RECORD.
Orville Wright Remains in Air for
More Than an Hour.
Washington, July 28. The worlJ's
aeroplane record for two men, both as
to time and distance, was broken last
evening in a beautiful flight of 1 hour,
12 minutes and 40 seconds upward of
50 miles, and at a speed averaging 40
miles an hour, by Orville Wright at
Fort Myer, with Lieutenant Frank P.
Lahra, of the army signal corps, as a
The former record was made last
year by his brother, Wilbur, at Le
mans, France, with Professor Paintov,
of the French institute, as passenger.
That flight was 1 hour, 9 minutes and
31 seconds. Wilbur was an eager
spectator of yesterday s flight.
The cheering that heralded the set
ting of a new mark in the conquest of
the air was led by President Taf t, who
was an intensely interested spectator
throughout the flight. This success
was all important to the Wrights, in
that it completed the first of two era
ical teats of their machine imposed
upon them by the United States gov
ernment the so-called "endurance
test," which required them to remain
one nour continuously in the air with
one passenger. Orville did nearly 13
minutes better than that, and could
have kept on indefinitely three hours
and a half, the limit imposed by the
gasoline capacity of the supply tank.
GRAFT WAS HUGE.
Chicago Police Collected Nearly S3,-
000,000 a Year for Protection.
Chicago, July 28. Astounding reve
lations follow the partial investiga
tion of vice conditions in Chicago,
made in connection with the present
crusade against police graft. Many
vicious industries were seen to be cen
tered in several districts of the city in
such proportions that the task of in
vestigating coonditiona in the territory
over which Inspector McCann had jur
isdiction is gigantic and will unfold to
the grand jury's gate a spectacle many
times as loathsome as that presented
by the levee west of the river.
Conservatively estimated, the an
nual amounts in graft alleged to be
paid for police protection by resorts of
many kinds in the city, including dis
orderly houses, hotels, flats, rooming
houses, gambling houses, dance halls,
and saloons, made a total of $2,932,
760, nearly 6,000 places contributing
to the sum, if such fund exists.
The largest part of this enormous
revenue is said to be paid by resort
keepers and others in what is known
as the Twenty-second Levee district.
In addition to these amounts receiv
ed from habitues of Twenty-second
street levee, the First ward ball nets
its organizers $30,000 a year on the
average. Resort keepers and others
are forced to contribute ia the whole
sale purchase of tickets and wine.
WILL DISTRIBUTE RICHES.
NEWS ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST
FROM THE STATE OF OREGON
Premier Atquith says Britain should
be warned against tariff by American
and German experiences.
In an automobile race at Grand
Rapid, Mich., 50 milee was made in
61 minutes and 22 seconds.
The serious condition of King Peter
of Servia is arousing anxiety. His
death would cause no surprise.
A big foreet fire is raging in the
mountains near San Bernardino, Cal.
A Los Angelee judge in denying a
divorce in which the plaintiffs' mother
was involved said no house waa big
enough for a married couple and a
The final count of dead in the Texas
storm shows a lose of 25 Uvea. Com
munication has been established with
all points and the property damage
will be over Jl, 000, 000.
Reports Say Rockefeller Will Bestow
Millions Upon Poor People.
New York, July 28. That John D.
Rockefeller, the oil king, is preparing
to distribute a good part of his numer
ous millions in charity is predicted by
those who profess to have acquaint
ance with the Rockefeller plana. It is
said Rockefeller has already transfer
red many millions to his son, John D.
Jr., so that the younger Rockefeller
may hwve the honor and fame of being
the dispenser of princely gifts.
Accor ting to the accepted version of
the rumored plan, the money will be
given directly to the poor through cer
tain Rockefeller channels. Charitable
institutions and colleges will not bene
fit to any extent by the projected phi
Like all other Rockefeller activities.
the distribution of wealth to the mass
es will be handled by a company duly
Just what method of charity will be
followed has not been ascertained, but
it is said the money will be given out
right to the needy and that little will
be handled as loans. Whatever loans
may tie made will be without interest
Rockefeller refused to discuss the
rumor in any part, but the activity of
his agents has lent a certain color of
truth to the report.
Texas to Entertain Taft.
San Antonio, Tex., July 28. A wild
cat hunt and a jackrabbit chase are
among the diversions planned for Pres
ident Taft when he visits the Taft
ranch near San Antonio in November.
Joseph II. Green, superintendent of the
large estate, told of the preparations
being made for the entertainment.
That the president may not be deprived
of his favorite pastime, golf links are
being hurried to completion. The
erection of a pagoda and bathhouse on
the gulf are among other improve
ments being made for President Taft.
Famine Adds to Troubles.
Barcelona, Juty 28. Barcelona is
now under martial law. . Serious riot
ing has occurred following the declara
tion of a general strike in protest
against the military operations in Mo
rocco and the dispatch to that country
of large bodies of troops. Several per
sons have been killed an 1 many wound
ed. The food supply has been cut off.
resulting in great hardships and suffer
ing, especially among the poor. The
prices are almost prohibitive.
Mexican Riots Kill 81k.
Mexico City, July 28. It is report
ed that six persona are dead and 35
wounded as a reeult of the riots in
Guadalajara, capital of the state of
Jalisco, and the second largest city in
the Mexican republic Samuel E.
Magill, the American consul at Guada
lajara, has presented formal claim for
injuries sustained by American eiU-
FRUITS MUST BE COOL.
California Growers Save Much Money
by Proper Treatment.
Salem That the California growers
of small fruits have been saved $1,
000,000 a year for several years past
by the adoption of up-to-date methods
of pre-cooling fruit for shipment to
Eastern markets, is the statement of
G. H. Powell, who, with Arnold V.
Stubenrauch, was the guest of the
Sslem Fruit union and board of trade.
The men are special representatives of
the United States Department of Agri
culture and for several years past have
been engaged in pre-cooling and ship
ping experiments, largely in California.
Mr. Powell states that in California
75 per cent of the growers are organ
ized into associations. One hundred
local associations, representing ap
proximately 5,000 growers, are affil -a
ted with a large central organization,
known as the California Fruit Grow
ers association, wnicn nanaies an me
fruit of the members from the time it
leaves the tree until it reaches the
markets. Mr. Powell stated that the
soil and climatic conditions of this sec
tion of Oregon produce a remarkably
solid fruit that possesses great merit
for long distance shipping. He ex
plains that the difficulty in shipping
arises from two cause ; first, the im
proper handling and preparation for
shipment and including bruised and
damaged fruit, and second, the slow
cooling of fruit in transit Fruit
placed warm in the cars continues to
ripen for several days, when It be
comes chilled, but not until it has be
come ripened too much to stand trans
portation and handling. Pre-cooling
of fruit chills it at once and keeps it
in the same condition until unloaded,
as when picked.
Wster for Oregon Land.
Walla Walia Private enterprise
will take up and develop the irrigation
project on the John Day and Deschutes
rivers, which tte government several
years ago abandoned, after haying
spent thousands of dollars snd several
years' time, according to a statement
made by Dr. N. G. Blalock in connec- j
tion with the filing of incorporation
papers for the John Day Power com
pany. The papers have been filed and
state that the company is incorporated
at $500,000 to generate water and elec
tric power and to supply wster for irri
gation and power purposes. The land
covered lies almost wholly in Oregon
and embraces parts of Umatilla, Mor
row, Gilliam, Wasco and Sherman
counties and part of Benton county,
School Heads to Meet June 28.
Salem The annual convention of
county school superintendents has been
called by J. H. Ar.kerman, superin
tendent of public instruction, to meet
in his office Monday, June 28. Among
the topics to be considered are school
them; annual institute, most import
ant subject to emphasize for all inxti
tutes this year; school sanitation, what
has been done, what should be done;
school board convention, value of, how
FINE WHEAT ON DRY LANDS.
Ontario Farmers Get Excellent Re
sults From Experiments.
Ontario Wheat on the dry farms
near Ontario is in excellent condition
this yesr and ia expected to make a
record crop. While Malheur county
farmers do not give much attention to
wheatgrowing as a general crop, nearly
every farmer has a small field, and the
past few years dry farming has come
more and more into favor on the
benches, where wheat is one of the
This year the wheat is full, healthy
and clean. Most of it will average, it
is estimated, from 35 to 40 bushels to
the acre, and the grain stands four to
five feet high. On fields which have
been cultivated for the first time this
year it is not quite so thick as on older
fields, but the entire average is good,
There will be more wheat harvested
near Ontario this year than ever be
Dufur Harvest Begins.
Dufur. Harvest is now in full blast
here and the yield both in quslity snd
quantity is much better than waa ex
pec ted. Until a week or so ago there
had been no rain here since the middle
of February. The yield of both wheat
and barley will be better than an aver
age crop. The good yield is attributed
to the fact that there have been no hot
winds to dry the ground and the
weather has been remarkably cool and
pleasant alt spring and summer.
Clatskanie Sawmill Bums.
Clstskanie The Kratz & Anderson
shingle mill st Hazel Grove, one and a
half miles from here, wss burned to
the ground while the manager and crew
were attending the Clatskanie celebra
tion. A spark from the sawdust pile,
which wss supposed to be safely out
thought to have caused the damage
The mill was constructed only last
winter and gave employment to a crew
of ten men.
Cherries for Chicago Market.
Union -The first large consignment
of cherries will go forward from Cove
this week when the Cove Mercantile
company will ship a straight car of
Iiings to the Chicago market The
entire car will consist of fsncy packed
10-pound boxes, and it is figured the
cherries will bring $1.50 per box at
auction in Chicago, at which price the
shippers will realize $1 per box.
Editor Gets No-Work Job.
Salem Colonel E. Hofer will hold
his job as a member of the board of
regents of normal schools for six yeiire
more, notwithstanding the fact tbt
the board's active labors are at an end,
Governor Benson having reappointed
the Salem newspaper msn to the posi
tion he has held for several years past
Pupils Decresse in Wheeler.
ision, how it may be made more Schoo, SurinUndent ft j.
ire; school libraries, how to use Sim ' h, A
school population of Wheeler county
are on the decrease. The attendance
last year in Wheeler county was 651,
this year it was 626. The population
a year ago was 888, this year 875.
State Apportions Wster.
Richland The principal topic of
conversation and argument on the
streets for the last few days was oc
casioned by the state water commis
sion stepping in and apport'oning the
water to the shareholders of the Newst
Young ditch. It has been the habit of
late years for some of the farmers
nesrest the head of the ditch to flood
their ranches, in some instances using
twice the amount needed, while neigh
bors on the lower end of the canal were
losing their crops for want of water.
Honey Ready to Gather.
Ontario W. H. Pennington, the
honey grower of Ontario. has com
menced extracting this week the honey
stored in his 260 beehives. Mr. Pen
nington's honey is famed all over the
Northwest as he ships extensively of
that commodity, and it is made of the
finest alfalfa syrup, gathered in the
immense fields surrounding Ontario
Last year Mr. Pennington shipped
more than three carloads from this
Dufur Is To Advertise.
Dufur The officers of the Dufur
Valley Development league are begin
ning an advertising campaign for
home seekers. A booklet now in the
hands of the printer, will consist of
40 pages, and will b profusely illus
trated by photograph of the valley.
This is the first of a series of booklets.
There is as good strawberry and fruit
land here as anywhere in the state, it
is said, and this Is to be advertised.
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 ia owned by the railroad
and that this company gets a much
lower rate than other shippers.
Crops Fine at Wallowa.
Wallowa W. E. Dearing was in
from Powwatka and reports good crops
there, but not better than previous
years, ss the splendid late rains that
fell oa this portion of the valley missed
them entirely. The peach crop will be
light and the bay harvest will be much
below the average.
Wheat Bluestem, nominal; club,
$1.15; valley, $1.15. New crop blue-
stem, $1.05; club, $1 ; Rusaian, 98c;
Corn Whole, $35 per ton ; cracked,
Oats No. 1 white, $42 rer ton.
Hay Timothy, Willamette valley,
$20fa22 per ton; Eastern Oregon, $21
(d 23; mixed, $16i20; alfalfa, $14.
Grain bars 5c each.
Fruits Cherries, 5fi lie per pound;
goo e berries, 6c; peaches, 75ci$1.25
per box: apricots. $1.25(il.50; cur
rants. 8e per pound; loganberries,
$1 25M 1.60 crate; raspberries, $U1
1.15; black cape, $1.50; watermelons,
80c(n$l hundred; blackberries, 9(tl0c
Potatoes $1(91.75 per hundred;
new, 2w2l4e per pound.
Vegetables Beans, 6c; cabbage,
1 Vi 1 per pound; cauliflower, $1
per dozen; lettuce, head. 25c; onions,
12 (iH 5c; peas, 5(if"e per pound; rad
ishes, 15c per dozen.
Butter City creamery, extras, 29c;
fancy outside creamery, 27(i 28r; store,
20c. Better fat prices average 1
per pound under regular butter prices.
Eggs Oregon ranch, candled, 27(f
28c per dozen.
Poultry Hens, 14(il4c; springs,
18Vil9e; roosters, 9ril0c; ducks,
young, Il6il2e; geese, young. 9rtl0c;
turkeys, lfc; squabs, $2(42.25 per
Pork Fsncy, lCKrtlle per pound.
Veal Extras, 9c per pound; ordin
ary, 7(i8c: heavy, 7e.
Hops 1909 contracts, 15011 6c per
pound: 1908 crop. lltU2c; 1907 crop,
7e; 1906 crop, 4c
Wool Eastern Oregon. 164?23e per
pound; valley, 23(25e; mohair,
Cattle Steers, top, $4.50; fair to
good, 4ji4.25; common, $3.75,'i4;
cows, top, $3.50; fair to rood. 13ft
3.25; common to medium, $2. 5"! 2.75;
calves, top, $55,50; heavy, $3.50)94;
bulla and stags, $2.?o?3.25; common,
Hogs Best, $3.2513.50 fair to
good, $7.75i8; stock era, $6t6.50;
China fate, $6.757.
Sheep Top wethers. $4; fair to
good. $3.50(43.75; ewes, fee lees on
all grades; yearlings, best $4; fair to
good. $50X43.76; spring lambs, $5.25
& We will sell a limited amount of land and set 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.
- FltANK SLOAN, Superintendent
J Portland, Ore.
Louis Scholl jr.,
For Reliable Fire Insurance, Surveying,
Notary Public and Real Estate.
Phone Main 27
Bridge St., Echo, Or.
The Key to the Secret of Good Bread
Lies in a Sack of Flour from tba
Henrietta Milling i Grain Ce.
This Flour is made by the most
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
HENRIETTA MILLING & GRAIN CO.
NEW LIVERY STABLE
C. R. Boxxey & Soxs, Props.
New Ri&Sp New Harness
NEW WHIPS, NEW ROBES, NEW HORSES
A SHARE OF THE PATRONAGE SOLICITED
1 ' i
THE IDLE HOUR
Hell Norman, Prop.
Cigars, Tobaccos, Nuts, Cnmlitu, Sft Drinks. Etc.
Pool and Billiards
Lunch Counter In The Rear i
iss4ittttn f tt tt Its Masts asessaasssaeaaeea
Shaving, Haircutting, Shampooing
Everything First Class
Bath Room In Connection. Give as m Trial
Hotel Echo Tonsorial Parlors
HULLD! fc STEWART, Prop.
Gilbert's Barber Shop
SHAVING, HAIRCUTTING, SHAMPOOING
Ererytlunf First Class
Skop Located Opposite Bank el Echo