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FRIDAY, JULY 30, 1009
THE ECHO REGISTER, ECHO, OREQOIT,
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A. L. SCHAEFER
Successor U Louis Hunzilter.
Jeweler and Optician
Expert Watch Repairing
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Meals pcrvcnl at all hours
during the day.
Board by the week $5.00
We will always try to give
our customers the Best
the market affords.
PULL TOGETHER FOR ECHO.
PULL TOGETHER FOR ECHO,
Two Men Dead and Twenty Others
Wounded In Riots.
Supporter, of General Reyes at Can-
didete for President Attend Diaz
Gathering and Troop Fire Upon
Crowd of Rioter, Some Ameri
cn Property Destroyed.
Mexico City, July 27. Two deed,
20 injured and more than 200 arrested.
is the result of political riots in Guada
lajara yesterday and last night, ac
cording to reports received here.
The riots started when a mob broke
up a mass meeting in Delgado theater
in the interest of the re-election or
President Disc The orators were
stoned in streetcars, carriages and au
tomobiles in which they rode.
Mobs paraded the streets crying:
"Down with Diss!" "We want
Reyes!" A barricade was erected and
many shots were exchanged. Eight
policemen were wounded.
The police charged the crowd re
peatedly, but were repulsed. State
troops were called out and a number of
volleys were fired in the air without
Considerable American property was
destroyed and two Americans were
wounded. The Americans have asked
the American consulate for protection.
The Hotel Garcia, which was wrecked
by the mob, was leased by an Ameri
can, and he has put in a claim for
The riot is the most serious that has
occurred in Mexico in years, and is
looked upon as significant by those who
have been closely following the politi
cal situation. The officials say it was
planned and carried out by the Demo
cratic party, known as the Reyesta
party, from the name of the candidate
for vice president, General Bernardo
PORTERS OUTWIT HARRIMAN
Buy Land and Block Road Leading to
Grass Valley, Ore., July 27. Porter
Bros, opened a war of strategy on Har
riman's railroad construction forces
todsy by cutting off the base of sup
plies for Twohy Bros.' camps at Horse
Shoe bend, in the canyon of the Des
chutes. This was accomplished by
Porter Bros, by the acquisition of the
homestead of Fred Gurtz, across which
runs the only road that leads to the
brink of the canyon anywhere near the
vicinity of Horse Shoe bend.
It is said that Porter Bros, psid
130,000 for the land by which they
have shut off entrance to the canyon to
At Horse Shoe bend Twohy Bros.
have begun to establish the biggest
camp along the construction route, but
to get there with the trainload of sup
plies now here the Harriman contract
ors will have to cross Porter Bros.'
land, and Porter Bros, have put up
signs warning trespassers off the prop
erty. The Gurtz homestead is enclosed
by a barbed wire fence aid a wire gate
ia across the road at one boundary line
and a wooden gat, at the other.
COLONIST RATES AGAIN.
Railroads to Give Reduced Fares to
Pacific Coast This Fall.
.Chicago, July 27. Colonists' fares
to the Pacific coast which have been
under consideration at the rate meeting
of the Transcontinental Passenger as
sociation for several days,will be made
this fall at the same rates as hereto
fore, $33 from Chicago, $32 from SL
Louis and $25 from the Missouri river
to California and North Pacific states.
Their availability will be reduced.
however, from the usual 60 days to a
month, from September 15 to October
This was decided upon because the
heaviest movement has been found dur
ing the first and last ten days of that
period. About 25,000 people are ex
pec ted to take advantage of the rates,
which are for single trips.
Carving Awsy Sloop Gjoa.
San Francisco, July 27. Fearing
that relic hunters will carry away
piecemeal the sloop Gjoa, in which
Raoul Amundsen sailed through the
Northwest passage, the San Francisco
police department has set a guard over
the sloop and will try to punish some
of those whose initials cover the ves
sel's sides. The ship is beached at
Golden Gate park and was intended to
be a museum for things nautical.
Relic hunters have carved away at the
timbers until the worth of the vessel
as a historic relic is impaired.
New Island In Pacific.
San Francisco, July 27. A new is
land baa sprung up in the Pacific ocean
not far to the southeast of the Society
and Gambier groups, according to Cap
tain Quatrevaux, of the French ship
Th ere, which arrived from Newcastle,
Australia, yesterday. The bland is
but a few hundred yards in circumfer
ence, and appears to be of volcanic
origin. The uncharted rock is describ
ed hi the log of the Thiers aa of low
and uninviting appearance.
Tornado Wipes Out Town.
Winnipeg, July 27. The Tillage of
M ecklia, located on the Saskatoon and
West Aakiwia branch of the Canadian
Pacific railway ia Saskatchewan, was
wiped out by a tornado yesterday after
noon. Mo one was seriously hart,
NORTHWEST APPLES BEST.
Bring Higher Price Than Those From
Any Other State.
Consul General Robert P. Skinner,
writing from Hamburg, Germany, de
tails facts relating to the apple indus
try of this country as reflected in the
prices received there, and ahows that
Oregon and Washington spplea bring
more than those from any other states.
the scale being in comparison with the
California product as follows:
State Per 1-bushel case
Oregon. Washington .... $2.6113.57
As to the possibilities of the exten
sion of the apple trade with Germany,
the report shows that in 1908 Germany
imported 164,421 tons of apples, of
which the United States supplied only
10,602 tons; in 1907 Germarfy import
ed 181,467 tons, the Unite. States
sending 9,229 tons.
Germany enforces rigidly inspection
for the San Joee scale, and this pest
has been found on a number of ship
ments from the Pacific coast. Mr.
Skinner says, however, that aa a rule
American apples reach Germany In
good condition. He urges that care be
exercised by all apple shippers to free
their orchards from scale and all other
pests, and then exercise constant super
vision of their employes to insure that
the fruit ahall be packed so as to make
it pleasing to the eye as well aa protect
it against bruising while being trans
ported. Hamburg ia the great apple receiv
ing port. There, writes the consul,
honest and impartial rules of sale are
observed and the seller always receives
wlist is his due, the msrket regulations
and government inspection having been
developed in a manner to make it cer
tain that always there shall be no
crooked work or unjust rejection of
German fruit buyers have for years
been sending their representatives to
America to look over orchards and
packing houses, and keep informed on
the conditions of the industry in all
important localities where considerable
quantities of fruit are produced. These
agents often go without making known
their identity, and thus obtain infor
mation which might otherwise be
harder to secure.
The report ofConsul General Skinner
agrees with previous reports which
have been sent to the government from
abroad that Pacific coast apples now
lead this country in all European
marts. It likewise emphasises the
necessity of maintaining the present
high standard, in order that the high
prices now obtained may be main
tained and the apple industry reap the
large profit which has been made in
the past years.
CROP A RECORD BREAKER.
Prospects in Pacific Northwest Nsver
Better Then Now.
According to information received
during the past week the Pacific
Northwest will produce almost four
times ss many cars of potatoes as a
This increase is startling, even
though the comparison with the pro
duction of a year ago is not exactly a
correct showing, for the 1908 crop was
just about half of what was produced
the previous season.
During the present season the acre
age of potatoes in the Pacific North
west, but more especially in Oregon,
shows the greatest increase for one
year ever noted here. While a large
per cent of this increase was in the
Willamette valley, most of the addi
tional acreage was planted in Eastern
Eastern Washington and Idaho like
wise have a very heavy potato acresge
increass and the production there will
be much greater than during any pre
vious year. Western Washington bad
a greater acreage of potatoes than a
year ago, but the difference in favor of
this season is not great so far aa the
additional planting ia concerned.
Potato crop prospects could scarcely
be improved over what they are in
Oregon, Washington and Idaho this
season, and the same is stated to be
the case in California. In Eastern
Oregon, where some of the poorest
showings were made in grain produc
tion this season, the crop of potatoes
never looked better.
In the Willamette valley, potatoes
will show better quality this year than
ever before and the sixes will be just
that which gained for this section the
reputation of growing the very best
potatoes in the entire United States.
In scssons previous to the present
one, the potato acreage and production
of Eastern Oregon, Washington and
Idaho had little, if anything, to do
with prices at Portlsnd or San Fran
cisco, but this season esch of these
sections will be a strong fsctor in the
msrket and unless all sign, fail prices
will reach a lower figure than for some
Potato prices have been so high
along the Pacific coast in recent years
thst the trade can scarcely come to
think that lower prices will sgsin b
in effect With such a heavy increase
in acreage and a production so much
rreater per acre than normal, the sup
plies will be fully as great as any de
mand would justify, and thst being
the esse, present out of line values will
go out of effect
Train Falls Into River.
Kansas City, Mo., July 26. At least
two persons are known to be dead, or
trainman is missing and between So
and $0 are injured as a result of a
wreck of Wabash passenger train No.
4, 80 miles east of here tonight The
train fell into the Missouri river, where
the track bad been weakened by a land
slide. The engine, baggage car, mail
ear,smoker and a dead-bead sleeper.
plunged nito the water and were com
A BRIEF DAILY REPORT ON
THE WORK OF CONGRESS
Tuesday, July 27.
Washington. July 27. "Lumber
duty of $1 a 1,000 or defeat for the
tariff conference report by the house."
This in effect was the ultimatum given
President Taft tonight by Chairman
Payre, of the ways and meana commit
tee, and a number of other congress
men. The conference at the White
Hocse lasted until late. Mr. Payne
remained with the president after the
others had gone.
Some of those present stated posi
tively that the senate must accede to
the rate of $1 a 1,000 on lumber, as
agreed upon by the house, or the con
ference report would be defeated.
1 hey told the president they were de
termined to fight for the lower rate
and it was said that the house would
have the president's support on this
feature of the tariff measure.
It appears that the house haa won
its battle for free hidea and free oil
and for increased rates on gloves and
hosiery in return for a surrender to the
senate on coal, iron ore and print pa
per. The rates on these schedules, as ten
tatively arranged pending the accept
ance by both houses of the program for
a reduction in the duties on lesther
manufactures below the rates fixed by
the house, follow :
Coal, 45 cents a ton.
Print paper, $3.50 a ton.
Iron ore, 15 cents a ton.
Monday, duly 26.
Washington, July 26. Hides will be
put on the free list if the tariff on
boots snd shoes and other leather man
ufactures is reduced below the house
rates. Unless the advocates of free
hides sre able to carry out thia plan,
the whole is to be called off. A decis
ion to this effect wss reached by the
tariff conferees today.
The conference adjourned tonight
until 11 o'clock tomorrow morning, but
the bouse members assemble half an
hour earlier that they may plan for
executing their part of the agreement
It ia expected that they will have a re
port from the bouse leaders as to the
possibility of passing a rule conferring
jurisdiction upon them to agree to
lower rates on leather than those
named in the house bill.
Saturdsy, duly 24.
Washington, July 24. The hide
question was settled and unsettled to
dsy, and, while there seems little doubt
that eventually bides will go on the
free list of the new tariff bill, the con
test over their status cannot be re
garded as closed. None of the ques
tions made prominent through Presi
dent Taft'a inteiest in them were set
tled todsy, although the conference
was in strict executive session all day.
The conferees expect to spend a Isrge
part of Sunday wrestling with these
Fridsy, July 23.
Washington, July 23. While no
sgreement was reached by the tariff
conferees today on coal, lumber, hidea,
oil, iron ore, the cotton schedule or
wood pulp and print paper, it was ssid
tonight that the prospects of settling
these big questions tomorrow were ex
Heroic measures were used in an
effort to . adjust differences between
the senate and house and to carry out
President Tait a program for a reduc
tion of duties on rsw materials. All
the conferees ssid tonight tbst the
feelings they entertained for one an
other were more pleasant than they bad
been for many days.
Thursdsy, July 22.
Washington, July 22. Todsy was
one of conferences and concluded with
a consultation at the White House to
night participated in by the presi
dent. Senator Aldrich and Represent
ative Payne, at which the chief exceu
tive was assured that harmonious set
tlement of the differences is likely.
The senators opposed to the free raw
material program were consulted today
by Mr. Aldrich, and a committee rep
resenting the same position on the
bouse side conferred with Chairman
Psyne. In addition, the house con
ferees met to have the experts of the
senate finance committee explain the
aenate changes in the cotton schedule,
Wednesdsy, July 21.
Wasb'ngton, July 21. Better pro
gress was made today by the tariff
conferees than on any other day since
the troublesome disputes were reached.
Many questions were settled without
any renewal of hostilities.
The entire zinc schedule wss adjust
ed. Spelter wss made dutiable at I,1
cents per pound, which is a reduction
from the senate rate of 1 cents and
an increase from the house rate of 1
cent All the senate differentials were
adopted. Zinc in sheets will be duti
able at 1 cents, and sheets coated or
plated with nickel or other metal at 2
cents. The house rate at 1 cent for
old and worn-out sine fit only to be re
manufactured was adopted. Tungsten
ore, which is used in ths manufacture
Congressmen to Junket.
Washington, July 28. Mr. McClel
land, representing the Honolulu cham
ber of commerce, has completed ar
rangements for the proposed visit of a
congressional party to Hawaii. The
members of the party will assemble at
Chicago August 19, proceed to San
Francisco, where tbey will remain a
day, aad sail for Honolulu on the "Si
beria" August 24. The present plan
contemplates their return to San Fraa
of ferro alloys, one of the chief com
ponent parts in the manufacture of low
ateel and steel psrts of automobiles.
was made dutiable at 10 per cent ad
valorem instead of 15 per cent as
fixed by the senate.
Lemons will psy a duty of 1 cents
a pound, the senate rate. This is an
increase of i cent over the house rate.
and half a cent over the Dingley rates.
Canal Nearly Half Dug.
Washington, July 24. Substantial
progress in canal construction all along
the line is shown by reports coming to
the Washington office of the Isthmian
Canal commission. Excavation work
approximatea 80,000,000 cubic yards,
almost as much as the total quantity
of dirt taken out by the French during
the period they were engaged in opera
tions there. Less than 100,000,000
cubic yards of earth remain to be taken
from the ditch. Colonel Goethals has
estimated that the great waterway will
be ready for the transit of ships by
January 12, 1915.
Power Site Withdrawn.
Washington, July 24. Carrying out
the policy of Secretary Ballinger in
preventing the monopolization of great
water power sites by large corpora
tions. Acting Secretary Pierce today
withdrew for a temporary power site
25,086 acrea of land along the Green
river and its tributaries in Wyoming.
All of the water power sites withdrawn
will be reported by the secretary to
congress in order that legislation may
be enacted to preserve them to the
Sentiment Wss Unsnimous.
Washington, July 23. In an official
telegram from Teheran, received today
at the Persian legation, announcing
that the hereditary sultan, Ahmed Mir
za, had been proclaimed shah, it was
stated that the unpopularity and un
worthiness of Mohammed Ali Mirza
caused him to be deposed. The mes
sage saing at a conference between the
heads of the Mohammedan church,
princes, high dignitaries and the old
members of congress, the vote was
unanimous against the deposed shah.
Cabinet in Saving Mood.
Washington, July 24. A special
meeting of the cabinet waa held at the
White house todsy further to discuss
the matter of cutting down the esti
mates of the various departments for
the coming fiscal year, according to
the statements of several of the cabi
net members before entering the con'
sulfation room with President Taft
The cabinet devoted its entire session
yesterday to a consideration of esti
mates and ways and meana of reducing
Special Election Urged.
Washington, July 22. Senator
Jones, in a telegam to Governor Hay,
of Washington, today advised that a
special election be held immediately to
fill the vacancy caused by the death of
Representative Cushtnsn. Though the
new congressman cannot get to Wash'
ington before the adjournment of the
special session, there are other matters
demanding attention through the sum
mer, which cannot be cared for by
Humphrey or Poindexter.
Taft Will Visit Oregon.
Washington, July 23. Representa
tives Hawley and Ellis called on the
president today to ask him to stop at
other points than Portland while in
Oregon. The president said that on
his way south from Portland he would
stop at Salem, and if his schedule per
mitted he would try to make other
stops. In ease he goes to Denver, he
told Congressman Ellis he would en
deavor to make short stops in Eastern
Congressmen to Visit Hswsii.
Washington, July 23. A party of 25
senators and members of the house is
preparing to visit Hawaii. The visit
is in response to an Invitation extended
by the Hawaiian legislature at ita last
session, and the party will sail from
San Francisco on the steamer Siberia,
August 24. Eighteen days will be
spent in Hawaii, during which time
the four Urgent islands of the group
will be visited.
Probe Heney Case.
Washington. July 27. If interest
can again be awakened in the Heney
case when congress reassembles next
December it is more than likely that a
special congressionsl committee will be
appointed to probe into the employ
ment of Mr. Heney, his work as a spe
cial prosecutor for the Department of
Justice, and his remuneration, made
from time to time, under direction of
the Department of Justice.
Japan's New Ambsssidor.
Washington, July 27. Baron Uehi
da, it is rumored, will succeed Tr ka
hira as ambassador of Japan to the
United States. He ws, formerly con
nected with the legation In Washing
ton. He has been connected with the
Japanese embassy at Vienna recently.
It is believed thst if he succeeds Ta
lc ah ir a, the latter will be promoted to
Baron Komura's post
Meet Diss at San Antonio.
Washington, July 27. It seems
probable that President Taft will meet
President Diss, of Mexico, at San An
tonio, Tex., instead of El Paso late in
September or early in October. This
arrangement Is probable because of
President Taft'a disposition to observe
the i rone 1st precedent against Ameri
can presidents visiting a foreign country.
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A. C. CRAWFORD
U. S. Land Commissioner
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IiOIMaE DIRECTORY, -
Overland Ijodge No. 23, 1. O. O. F.
Meets every Saturday evening In the
Odd Fellows' hall on Dupont street
Henrietta llrbekah Lodge No. IS,
f. O. O. Yj Meets second and fourth
Wednesdays ot each month In Odd
Umatilla Lodge No. 40, A. F. A.
51. Meets flrat and third Saturdays
ot each month In the Masonlo hall oa
Fort Henrietta Camp No. 77S, W.
O. W. Meets first snd third Wednes
day, of each month In Odd Fellows
..MethodlNt Cliurdi Sunday school
at 10 a. m.; preaching at 11 a. m. and
7 p. m., every Sunday.
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