The Echo register. (Echo, Umatilla County, Or.) 190?-1909, August 20, 1909, Image 1

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Every Part of the Connty Entitled
to Equal Rights la the Hatter
of Road Improvement!.
The Westers End of Umatilla County
Receives Little Recognition From
Connty Court Citizens Have to
Dig Up Hard Cash for Road Work
Good roads do more toward
advancing the business interests
of a town and in the enhancement
of the property valuations of a
particular community than any
other one thing. Every pre
cinct in Umatilla county on
its assessed property valuation
pays its pro rata of the county
and state taxes, and thus is
justly entitled to and should re
ceive equal rights and privileges
along with every other precinct
or locality in the county in the
matter of road improvement.
There should be no discrimina
tion on the part of the county
court. The county should be a
unit for road improvement in its
t very nook and corner Do not
' 17 to build up one part of the
county, exclusively, with county
fur. Is and allow another just as
resourceful a part to drag along
: i-best it can. The county
rails are for the use and iin-
1 1 ovement of all the county, not
tor any one particular part or
The people of this end of the
county feel that they have a just
When it comes to bettering
the condition of the roads, or in
making any improvements there
on, the western end of Umatilla
county receives very little re
cognition from the county court
This condition lias existed so
long that the people of this end
of the county, and especially the
business men of Echo, have
come to consider it almost obli
gatory on their part to go down
into their pockets and dig up the
hard cash for necessary and im
'mediate road repairs. It is
either do this or go through
lot of necessary red tape in pe
titioning the county court to
take action in the matter, which
would require a gr .at amount of
time and trouble, and by the
time the county court would
finally get around to it the ex- pleasant one generally, espeei
igency f(r. action would be ally when the camp firs are
past. burning around which are as-
As an illustration we might sembled groups of people en-
mention that only about a week gaging in social converse and
ago the road from Butter creek games interspersed with music.
to Echo, at one point, was al- .
most in an impassable condition. ; Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera
T wil ranS nf nr, Tin ' anl uiarrnoea n-mey
v ..v.v.v . -
matter could not wait to be car-
Never Known to Fntl
ried to and parleyed oyer before c,,olera an Diarrhoea Kemedy since
the county court. The result It was first Introduced to the public
., . . , in 1872, ana nave never louuu wnr
was that, as on many and many instano where a cure was not tipwil-
the business ly effected by It8 use. 1 have been a
commercial traveler tor is yearn, ami
never start out on a trip without this
my faithful friend." says 11. s. Molt
former occasions,
men of Echo were called upon
kt nut. nn tha nwfftA.rV monPV
. V. . . j i ols of Oakland, lnd. Tef.
ior me repair vi mis ruuu uv jtor) & lX)m drUggsts.
should have been justly borne
by the county. '
A remedy for this condition of
affairs, and only in justice to our
taxpayers, is for the county
court to give this end of the
county just recognition; appoint
a competent road supervisor
with full authority to do neces
sary work, at the time it is
needed, without having to go
through all this red tape business.
For sale by
The next Oregon State Pair
will be the forty eighth annual
one in the history of the organi
zation, and it will be conducted
at Salem during the week of
September 13-18, under the di
rection of the Oregon State
Board of Agriculture, the secre
tary of which is P. A. Welch,
and the president, W. P. Matlock.
.The racing at the fait will be
of the best sort, as many horses
of extraordinary speed have
been entered for the rich purses
that will be hung np. The race
course is in splendid condition
for record-breaking events.
Many alterations and improve
ments have been made on the
grounds, looking to the enter
tainment and comfort of visitors
The secretary reports that there
are many entries of agricultural
products, and livestock in their
several classes will be more
plentiful than ever,
The camp ground at the Fair
is in readiness for the great
number of campers that will oc
cupy space thereon during the
week. Albert Tozier is super
intendent of the camping quar
ters and he expects that the
tented city will be larger thr n
ever this time. Massive oak
trees form a nice grove on the
camping quarters, which makes
it an attractive
weeli's outing away from one s
E. R. Ware, the furniture
dealer, and brother Clark re
ceived the sad intelligence Fri
day last of the accidental death
by drowning of their younger
brother, Harley, which occurred
at Farmington, Iowa, on
nesday night, August 11.
From information rece i v e d !
in a letter Monday from a sister
about the accident, Harley at
tended the Chatauqua meeting
that nigiit, after which he and
six other young men went in
bathing opposite the power
house. They had been in but a
few minutes when one of the
boys who was just ahead of
Harley, shouted to him if he
"could touch bottom." He did
this twice and received no ans
wer, then looked around and
could see nothing of him. The
boys searched and called and
then gave the alarm. The work
was continued all night, ahd
about 7 o'clock in the morning
the body was found on the oppo
site side of the river in shallow
water. He uttered not a sound,
and some believe when he sank
he never came un at all. it is
supposed that he was seized
with cramps.
Harley was one of the promi-
nont young business men of his
hometown, Farmington, being
engaged with an elder brother
in the undertaking business, and
his sad taking away will he
deeply mourned by the com
munity in which he lived.
The funeral took place in
Farmington at 10 a. m. Saturday
last, the services being con
ducted in the Baptist church,
and interment in Bonaparte
He leaves a mother, three
sisters and three brothers, Mis.
I Dora McKiernan of Kewam-e,
111., Mrs. Margaret Locke,
Why Does the Government Hesi
tate to Begin Construction
Work on John Day Project
BEGIN THE WORK ON $1,000,000
Echo Business Men Shonld Get To
gether on This Proposition and
Start the Ball to Rolling Some
Pertinent Sayings About Officials
The Reclamation officials have
long ago decided that the John
Dav project is a good one, and
that in reclaiming 250,000 acres
Wed-iof the very choicest arid lands
of the West it would not cost to
exceed $.",000,000. If private
enterprise can successfully in
stall an irrigation system, such
as the Twin Falls in Idaho, at a
cost of (5,000,000, and do it, too,
without red tape, parley and de
lay, we enn see no good reason
why the United States govern
ment cannot take up and carry
to completion the John Day
project. If the government at
present has not all of the neces
sary money, let it set aside even
$1,000,000 and begin work on
the project. By the time that
amount is used up there will
certainly be more money availa
ble and thus the work can easily
be carried on to completion.
There is no necessity of waiting
until the full amount necessary
to complete the work is in the
Echo business men should get
together on this proposition and
appoint a committee to wait on
Secretary Ballinger while he is
in the West, or, better still, in
vite the Secretary to come to
Echo aud let all the people havej
a chance at him. I
Just think, Mr. Business Manj
of Echo, what the installing of
the John Day project means to
you in dollars and cents, and to
the country generally in devel
opment and the upbuilding of
beautiful and prosperous homes
Under the John Day project
there are 230,000 acres with an
over abundance of water to cover
every acre of it; natural reser
voir and power sites, excellent
themselves as opposed to . the
slow manner in which the gov
ernment is taking hold of and
completing reclamation projects.
There is too much red tape and
not enough effective business
methods employed. If two
thirds of the high salaried engi
neers and officials would be rele
gated to the ranks of common
laborers, where they properly
belong, or else told to 'hit the
trail," and some one with good
"horse sense" put in control i
there would be something doing.
"A great part of the money
spent is squandered in salaries
to high priced officials and spe-1
cial agents. A practical man
like J. J. Hill of the Great
Northern 11. 11. would construct
more reservoirs and complete
more reclamation projects in one
year than Newell and his corps
of red tape attaches have done
in the last ten years. Some of
the assertions being made at the
present gathering in Spokane
are as follows: 'The govern
ment of the United States is sit
ting idly by while" millions of
dollars worth of natural re
sources are going to waste.'
'American lands are going to
waste while last year 03,000
Americans sought homes in
Canada. "
The auto fiends in Portland
arc going to form a sort of aux
iliary police association to stop
fast speeding. According to
any auto fiend, however, when
he butts a woman or a child
clear over a telephone pole he
was going about four miles an
hour pnly, and gets off with a
tine for cussing the officer that
arrested him. .
What is Mist lor Indigestion
Mr. A. Rohliifnit of Driiiniuln, On
tario, has uoeii troubled for yean
with indigestion, and recommend
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets as "the beat medicine I ever
used." If troubled with Indigestion
or constipation give- them a trial
They are certain to prove henetleial
They are eusy to take and pleasant
In effect. Price 2." wiits. Samples
free at otn Sl Horn Drug Store.
A flrst-ohiss winciit blnek manu
A randy factory.
Planing mill.
Klretrie lijfht.
Sash and door factory.
Building und loan organization.
Cigar factory.
Cheese factory,
liroom factory.
Sugar factory.
Canning factor)'.
The Lisle Co.
Echo, Ore.
& " i
New Line of
I Buggies
Nickel Plated
Pocket Knives
Swell Line of
CUT tiM$
We have a few
and Halters left
Collar Pads
The Lisle Co.
Echo, Ore.
V .
nlaA t pnlov a Alpha Ware and Phil Ware ol u"
, T71 : . . J T7 1 1 i 1 ,.,.......,. : in it!ifiirfln
from fino'ii r ariumKiuii, itnu iu. l. auu caitaituinu uiuuu uiiciuiik
r1ofb Wim tf W.hrt TV. tliowa . l...l
w the sympathy of this community
or country. An everting scene j8 extended in their sad hour of
on the camp ground is a most affliction.
Slaughter Sale of
To make room for new goods we will close out
our Hnfc of Summer Hats below cost, for spot cash
the waters onto the lands, are
some of the existing conditions
that will appeal for the begin
ning of work on the project at
an early date. Sitting idly by
and watching the Reclamation
funds being thrown away on
high salaried officials, and in
t i installing wild cat projects where
graft is dominant, will never
linilrl Iho Trlin Ttav nmlwt,.
w u . v..'- ........ "J i " - -. ( .
Secretary Ballinger, possibly is
"from Missouri" and will have
to be shown, and the people of :r
Echo, whose interests are para-; X
Men's $1.50 Value Straw Dress Hats at - -
Men's 1.25 Value Straw Dress Hats at
Men's 30c Value Straw Work Hats at
Men's 60c Value Caash Dress Hats at
Men's 30c Value Crash Work Hats at
Boys' 25c Value Crash Dress Hats at
Boys' 20e Value Straw Hats at
Ladies' 25c Value Sttaw Hats at - - -
Come and make your aetaeUon at once while tlie assortment Is complete.
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T ; press npon him the reasons why
, mount in the
ones to show
project, are
him, and to
work on the John Day project
I j The government is slow, and '
t iM 4 Via Ai'nrnmArir mnla rAll
A !- VtJ V VI JUVi U4UIV j V j
; have got to keep prodding it up j
'in order to accomplish results,!
' and an regards the Reclamation j X
' Service and officials there is cer
tainly a good deal of truth in the
following editorial taken from
the last issue of the Silver City,
Idaho, Nugget:
"The Irrigation Congress now
in session at Spokane is having
a lively time. Many of the dele
gate do not hesitate to express
Just received 60,000 all kinds i:
and designs. I can supply your
wants. Come in and look them
over. Prices 2 for 5c to 80c each
Registered Pharmacist