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TTEE ECHO REGISTER, ECHO, OREGON.
FRIDAY AUGUST 20, 1909
BRIEF NEWS OF
THE PAST WEEK
Condensed 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.
The recent heat wave at St. Louis
has caused 37 deaths.
Excessive heat caused an epidemic
of murder and suicide in Chicago.
Governor Hughes, of New York, has
returned home full of praise for the
Charles Dakin, a melter at the Den
ver mint, has been arrested, charged
with stealing government gold.
The Niagara Falls has claimed an
other victim, a young boy who was
swimming in the river above the falls.
The reported acquisition of the New
York Central linos by Harriman would
give him a second transcontinental
The provisional government of Crete
has sworn allegiance to the king of
Greece and the powers will have to
step in and take charge.
The fire chief of Itoswell, N. M
shot and killed a man accused of being
an incendiary after he had been fatally
wounded by his antagonist.
Mexican officials say there is no
doubt but that congress will give Pres
ident Diss permission to cross the
border into the United States to visit
President Taft. who will later return
Corn is suffering in Nebraska from
intense beat and lack of moisture.
The British house of commons has
passed the South African confederation
San Diego, Cel., police will
women appearing on the street
Mexican officials deny the report
that Pornrio Diss, son of the president,
has been assassinated.
Seven men and three women were
mangled by an explosion of natural
gas at Cleveland, Ohio.
The reports that Abdul Hamtd, ex-
sultan of Turkey, is dangerously ill,
are denied, at Constantiiiople.
Harriman has secured control of the
Vanderbilt system, thereby adding
about 12,000 miles to bis lines.
Kiefer, Oklahoma, bank robbers sur
prised at their work, killed the city
marshal and fatally wounded the cash
Prince Albert Leopold, heir to the
Belgian throne, has just returned from
the Congo and says conditions are sat
An earthquake has been recorded by
the instruments in the weather bureau
at Washington. The origin wsa esti
mated at about 2,5(10 miles distant in
California or Mexico.
All records for attendance are being
broken at the Seattle fair.
Moorish tribesmen make almost con
stant attacks on the Spanish forts.
The uncertainty of the wheat market
will cause storage of much of the Cali
There is serious difference between
Great Britain and her colonies on the
The Rock Island railroad has placed
an order for 6,000 freight cars and 60
The powers will send a fleet to Crete
to force the removal of the Greek flag
and prevent a Turkitih attack.
A storm in Chicago caused three
deaths by drowning and a number of
injuries. The property loss is heavy
An explosion on a Russian submarine
boat caused injury to 14 men, one fa
tally. The vessel was American built.
Millionaire Bradbury, of San Rafael,
Cel.. sentenced to serve a term in the
penitentiary for perjury, has received
a reprieve, bput will hsve to serve 30
days in the county jail.
The shah of Persia is married. He
is 11 years old.
There are rumblings of a revolution
in Northern Mexico.
A hot wave in London has been the
cauHe of many deaths.
Wholesale executions and fighing
have been renewed at Barcelona.
Thaw has been given a few days'
respite before returning to the insane
Almost the entire town of Milton.,
Del., has been destroyed by fire. The
loss will reach 1 100.000.
Johnson Porter savs there is room
along the Deschutes for two railroads,
each having double tracks.
Greece will ask the advice of the
powers before answering the last note
of Turkey an the Crete affair.
Mrs. Park hurst, the English suffrag
ette leader, will soon visit the United
States and deliver a sreiee of lectures.
Rioting has occurred at Stockholm,
Sweden, in connection with the strike.
Dynamite has been used to blow up
Minster Wo, of China, baa been recalled.
BAKER'S CRATER ACTIVE.
Vapor May Be Seen Rising From the
Mountain at Timas.
Bellingham, Wash., Aug. 8. Stor
ies of smoke seen arising from Mount
Baker's snow-crowned dome following
the earthquake in this territory last
winter do not appear so far-fetched,
following the investigations made by
the Mazamas of vents in the crater of
the huge extinct volcano. Secretary
John A. Lee, who returned to this city
today, declares that at a favorable
hour in the early morning he has no
doubt but that the vapor could easily
be seen from this city, 60 miles away,
with a good pair of field glasses.
The "vents" in the crater appeared
especially active this year to some of
the Mazamas. Secretary Lee, How
ever, who ascended the mountain in
1900 and again in 1966, concludes that
on the whole there is not any increase
in the sctivity of sulphurous gases
blowing out of the so-called "vents."
"The actual crater or the mountain.
said Mr. Lee, "is that portion lying
bfttween the recondary peak and the
main peak. It is easy to see that the
peaks originally constituted the north
and south sides of the crater rim. The
easterly and westerly sides have been
broken and crumbled away by the ac
tion of weather, thus leaving the val
ley or so-clalled 'saddle between in
"One of the active vents is situated
at the easterly end of this depression,
and the other at the westerly end. The
east vent is apparently by far the most
active, the westerly one consisting at
this time merely of cracks and fissures
in the snow and ice through which the
vapors escape. The west vent, how
ever, consists of a hole extending down
into the snow to the porus rocks be
neath. It is perhsps 20 to 30 feet in
diameter. The vapor puffs out inter
mittently, rising up in dence clouds,
and the snow is crusted with sulphur
deposits. I am inclined to believe that
most of the visible vapor is merely
steam arising from the overheated
rocks, though the gases sometimes are
RULE VANOERBILT LINES.
Wizard of Wall Street Has Option on
Control of System.
New York, Aug. 18. The elimins
tion of the Vanderbilta from New York
Central lines and the complete ascend
ency of Edward H. Harriman in the
control of more than 12.000 miles of
railroad comprised in that system is
declared to be the next important move
in the railway world.
It is reported on what aeems to he
good authority that the Harriman back
ers have secured an option on the great
er portion, if not all, of !.h Vanderbilt
holdings and will soon close a deal in
the interest of the "Napoleon" of the
railway world. The option which has
been obtained, it is stated, ia on $50,-
000,000 worth of New York Central,
which is to be purchased for Mr. Har
riman at $150 a share.
The last report of the Union Paeiflc
road shows that it has in its treasury
114,000,000 worth of New York Cen
tral securities and it is generally be
lieved that Mr. Harriman and a few of
his friends have large personal holdings
of New York Central securities.
The total capitalization of the New
York Central is (178,632.000 and it is
understood that the option, if exper
cised, will give Mr. Harriman and his
friends absolute control of the com
pany. This carries with it the control
of the West Shore and practical con
trol, though not by stock ownership, of
all roads in the New York Central lines
Germans Fight Yankees.
Paris, .Aug. 18. A dispatch from
Port au Prince, Hsyti, says that a
group of Germans who for years have
monopolized the commerce of that
country, are conducting a violent cam
paign against the American bankers
who are negotiating for a railroad sys
tern in Hayti. Germans control the
newspapers of thn country, which
print strongly worded articles against
the Americana and predict the annexa
tion of Hayti by the United States.
The Germans fear that if the railroad
is built it will end their monopoly.
Ship Needed st Inquiry.
Vallejo, Cal.. Aug. 18. The Navy
department having failed to issue or
ders temporarily detaching from the
cruiser South Dakota Lieutenant Com'
mander H. O. Stickney and Lieutenant
J. O. Fisher, who are members of the
board of inquiry into charges of al
leged inefficiency against Edward Kav
anaugh, it is expected the South Da
kota, on her return to Seattle, will be
ordered to return to Mare Island to
complete the inquiry.
Bogus Cash Made Abroad.
Philadelphia. Aug. 18. With the
rr.t at OuiMnn Snica. of Ni
York, secret service operators believe
they hsve uneartneo an unusual coun
terfeiting plot Sptca Is alleged to be
in league with a band of counterfeiters
who have their plant in Italy, manu
facturing American silver certificates.
He was held today under $2,000 bail
for the September grand jury.
Nebraska Records Broken.
Lincoln, Neb., Aug. lS.--AH local
hot weather records for this year were
broken yesterdsy. when th weather
burea'i reported a temperature of 103.
Suffering has been intense; There
have been no rains in this section for
two weeks and reports from the coun
try are that the corn crop baa already
been seriously damaged.
NEWS ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST
FROM THE STATE OF OREGON
WALLOWA HAS FINE HAY.
Autumn Crop Will Be Close to
OOO Tons, All Good Gradj.
Wallowa More than 15.000 tons of
hay will be shipped from this valley
this fall. The crop has been an excel
lent one, and the quality of the product
is of the best Outside buyers have
contracted nearly ell the crop that will
be shipped, and local stoexmen have
bought up practically all that remains
for ssle. One Portland firm has bought
The hay is mostly alfalfa, timothy
and clover. There is some wild bsy
and a small amount of grain hay.
Other crops are in proportion to the
hay crop, and this year will be one of
the most prosperous ever known in
Wallowa county, owing to the comple
tion of the railroad and the ready ship
ping facilities thus afforded.
Land Values Jump.
Talent In the spring of 1901 M. L.
Pellett sold his 12-acre tract to Wil
liam Lamb for $800. About eight
acres of it was seeded to alfalfa. A
short time thereafter Mr. Lamb sold
the tract to E. K. Oatman for $1,000.
Alfalfa did not look nearly so good to
Mr. Oatman as he imagined growing
apple trees would and he at once put
this notion into operation. That
spring ne set the lana 10 appie trees.
Two, years ago Mr. Oatman set the re
mainder of the tract to Bartlett pear
trees. The consideration of a recent
purchase wss $10,000 cash. It can be
easily figured that this particular tract
of land hss grown in value in eight
years just $9,200.
Selecting Crater Lake Route.
Klamath Falls-B. F. Herdil, the
government engineer who hss been
sent from Washington to make the
preliminary location of the road from
Medford and Klamath lake, has re
turned to the city, after spending
several days looking over proposed
routes to Crater Lake, both on the
east and west sides of Upper Klamath
river. Engineer Herdil has not suffi
ciently compared the several routes to
justify a selection yet, and will spend
considerable more time in his recon-
noisance before rendering a decision,
Before coming to this side of the
mountains he had carefully looked over
more than a dozen routes from Med'
New School House st Agency.
Klamath Falls Work is to be begun
at once on the large new school build
ing at the Klamath agency. It will be
remembered that last spring fire de
stroyed the main buliding used for ed
ucational purposes on the Klamath res
ervation. The contract for the new
building has been awarded to W. B.
Lovell, of Minneapolis, Minn. The
building will be commodious and will
be modern throughout. It will be of
sufficient size to accommodate all fu
Electric Line Progressing.
Hillsboro The United Railways, fi
nanced beyond doubt, has invaded
Washington county with construction
camps, and the foremen are hiring men
and teams dsily. There are camps near
Phillips, at the Waibel place and all
along the plains. The advent of the
electric line will mean vast benefit to
North Washington county. It will
send up property values and furnish
shipping accommodations that will
mean a great saving to farmers'.
Dredgs Is to Be Kept.
Marshfield The members of tbe
Coos Bsy port commission held a meet
ing and decided to guarantee $50,000
for the maintenance of tbe government
dredge Oregon, which is now at work
in Coos Bay. This will be sufficient
money to keep the dredge in operstion
until some time next summer end
means that the work of improving tbe
inner harbor will be constantly going
on and that the dredge will remain
Wallowa to Boost.
Wallowa The Wallowa Booster club
has just issued 6,000 circulars descrip
tive of the town and surrounding coun
try. These are being mailed out rap
idly by business men and the secretary
of the club. Already inquiries are
coming in and the club anticipates a
large number of homeseekers in the
valley as soon as the colonist rates are
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 railnad
and that this company gets a m jch
lower rate than other shippers.
Federal Building Started.
Baker City After a prolonged wait
of several years. Baker City people are
actually witnessing tbe removal of dirt
for the foundation of the Federal build
ing. Building material is arriving
daily and there ia every evidence that
the building will bo poshed to comple
tion without further interruption.
Farm Cut Into Tracts.
Junction City Tbe Bushnel farm,
consisting of 348 acres, ia to be sub
divided into 10 and 20 acre tracts. Tbe
land will be surveyed in a few dsys
and platted. This is a One tract of
land and will make desirable home for
a largo n amber of families.
STATION FOR BEND.
Government to Gather Data on Water
Resources of Interior.
Bend A cli Histological station is
about to be established at Bend, ac
cording to R. B. Post, of the United
States Geological survey, who has done
extensive work in this region during
the last ten months, gathering statis
tics concerning Central Oregon water
resources for a forthcoming govern
ment report. The purpose of tbe sta
tion is to record the temperatures.
precipatation, evaporation, etc., of tbe
region, considerable inquiry along such
lines having been made of late at tbe
Portland office, and no information be
ing obtainable. Once established, the
station will be under the jurisdiction
of the weather bureau.
The purpose of Mr. Post's work is
the publication of an official report
concerning the water resources oi mis
part of the state, with particular ref
erence to tabulating authentic data rel
ative to existing and contemplated ir
rigation schemes, a field of inquiry in
woich little bas hitherto been done.
Practically k)l the statistics necessary
for the report have been collected, and
the actual drawing up will be immedi
ately undertaken, with the probability
of completion within three months.
Te secure the desired information the
government has maintained over 40
stations on the various streams.
School Heads to Meet June 28.
Salem The annual convention of
county school superintendents has been
called by J. H. Ackerman, superin
tendent of public instruction, to meet
in bia office Monday, June 28. Among
the topics to be considered are school
supervision, how it msy be made more
effective; school libraries, how to use
them; annual institutes, 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
Apples for Msil Carriers.
Hood River Hood River will have
the honor of furnishing her apples at
tbe National Mail Carriers' convention
that convenes in St Paul the latter
part of August At the banquet to be
held, one of the beautiful Hood River
booklets will be placed at the plate of
each guent, about 400 in number, and
the famous Gravensteins, from the or
chard of Hon. J. L. Carter, will be
served in a style illustrative of Hood
Clatsksnie Sawmill Burns.
Clatskanie The Kratz & 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 wss supposed to be safely out, is
thought to have caused the damaire.
The mill wss constructed only last
winter and gave employment to a crew
of ten men.
Land at $100 Per Acre.
Wallowa W. W. Wiilett has sold
his 80-acre fsrm just across the river
west of Lostine to a Mr. Taylor of Eu
gene for $8,000.
Wheat Bluestem, 95c; club, 90c;
red Russian, 88c; vslley, 91(ii94c;
Turkey red, 90c; 40-fold, 90ri91c.
Barley Feed, $26; brewing, $27 per
Oats $28(ii 28.60 per ton.
Hay Timothy, Willnmette valley.
$12f(16 per ton: Eastern Oregon, $17
Of 18 ; mixed, $15.50(,j 16.60; alfalfa.
$13.50; clover, $11(; 13; cheat, $13(j
Grain Bags 5 He each.
Butter City creanwry, extras.
31 e; fancy outside creamery, 25i
31 He per pound; store, 21(j22c. But
ter fat prices average le per pound
under regular butter prices.
Eggs Oregon ranch, candled, 26 )i
ft27Sc per dozen.
Poultry Hns, 15c per pound;
springs, 16c; roosters, 9m 10c; ducks.
young, 12 Vi 13c; geese, young, KHii
He; 'turkeys, 20c; squabs, $1.75i2
Pork Fancy, llfifllScper pound.
Veal Extra, 9 V lc per pound.
Fruits Apples, new, KiZ.Z5 per
box; peers, $1611.75; peaches, EOcfir.
1.25 per crste; cantaloupes, $2r 2.50;
plums, 35c(i$l per box; watermelons,
PiMl.He per pound; blackberries.
$1.60 per crate.
Potatoes 7ocfil$l per sack; sweet
potatoes, 8 V" 4c per pound.
Onions $1.25ri 1.60 per sack.
Vegetable Beans, 4(i5e per pound;
cabbage, K'tle; cauliflower, 60cm:
$1.25 per dozen; celery, 75(iiS5c: cu
cumbers, 15f20e; onions. 12Sffl5e;
peas, 7c per pound; radishes, 15c per
dozen; tomatoes, ,5crn 11.50 per box.
Hope 1909 contracts, 21c nee
pound: 1908 crop, 14(il5c; 1907 crop,
He: 1906 crop. 8c.
Wool Eastern Oregon. 16fi23c per
pound ; valley, 23ci 25c ; mohair, choice,
Cattle Steers, top. $4.50: fair to
good. $4(!4.25: common, $3.75rt4;
cows, top, $3.50; fair to good. 3if
3.25; common to medium. f2.6CM2.75:
calves, top. $56i5.50; heavy. $3.50(3
4: bulla and stags. $2,7563.26.
Sheep Top wethers. $4614.25; fair
to good. f3.6tXci3.75; ewes, He less on
all grades; yearlings, best, $4; fair to
good. $3.5CHf 3.75; spring lambs, $5.25
Hogs Beet, $8.75; fair to good, $8
08.50: stockers, $6g?; Chic a fata,
& "We will sell a limited amount of land and set the
same to peaches, apples or pears, care for the j
4 same for three years paying all taxes and other &
jj. expenses. For terms address
r R. II. WOOD, Secretary.
- FRANK SLOAN, Superintendent
. Portland, Ore Pendleton, Ort.
Phone Main 27
We Want to Buy
WHEAT, OATS, BARLEY, RYE
And Will Pay the Highest Market Price.
Our Mill is again ready to run, having been
thoroughly overhauled. " "
Henrietta Milling & Grain Co.
I NEW LIVERY STABLE
C. R. Boxney &. Sons, Props.
Kew Ri&Sp New Harness
NEW WHIPS, NEW ROBES, NEW HORSES
COURTEOUS TREATMENT ;
A SHARE OF THE PATRONAGE SOLICITED
TIIE IDLE IIOXJR
Mell Norman, Prop.
Cigars, .Tobaccos, Nuts, Candies, Soft Drinks. Etc. t
Pool mid Billiards
Lunch Counter In The Rear j
Shaving, Haircut! ing, Shampooing I
Kverytinns; t-'lrst Class
Bath Room In Connection. Girt ns a Trial
Hotel Echo Tpnsorial Parlors
MULLE! ft STEWART, Prop.
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