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TILE ECHO ItEGISTEH, ECHO, OREGON.
FRIDAY AUGUST 20, 1009
For your next meal, try
(HS LAFOXTAINK, 1'rop.
ICestmirimt unit Oyster House
Men In at U Hour -C
Open all Night
clams, i:tc.. kfc.
Ever) tlii nt; New umi Up-ln-date
CJD Main Street, Lafontalne Block,
U. D. HOLMES
Contractor and Builder
Est inmtwi Furnisliwl
On A i plication
A New Hotel In
Judd Fish, Manager.
Rooms 50c to $1.50
Echo Livery Stable
BABKU CUNBA. frost.
Under new management. First
clan livery rig. Best of care
taken of horse left in our charge.
Good rigs, good horsea. Hay and
grain for aale. Come and see me.
nond to Muil order Ilousi-s for
"Watclii's whon you can buy a
( i en u i p. c 'J 1 ,1 v '1 1 1 a t n i i(K' n i no v
went in a 20 year Case for $20;
or a 2.'J Jowel movement in 20
year Case at tin same price.
W. L. Knight, Echo, Oregon.
u Union Pacific
Tick ft i to ami from all psrta of the
CmWil Hutii, I'auada aud Kuropa.
For particular rail on or ati1rraa
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II. G. ltOSft, Local Keprraentlre
rUIX TOGETHER POR ECHO.
VCIX TOO ETHER FOR KCUO.
IS GIVEN PRAISE
Irrigation Congress Finishes Work at
New Officer Are Elected and Pueblo
Selected for Next Convention
Resolutions Commend Forestry
and Reclamation Bureaus and Ask
for S 10,000,000 for Irrigation.
Spokane, Aug. 14. With the elec
tion of officers, the selection of Pueblo,
Col., ss the next meeting place, the
passage of resolutions commending
both the efforts of Pinchot and Newell
in the forestry and reclamation bureaus.
asking a $10,000,000 iirigation fund
from congress and commending the
Mississippi deep waterway, the 17th
National Irrigation congress came to a
practical adjournment yesterday.
The following officers in addition to
the election of B. A. Fowler, of
Phoenix, Ariz., president, and Arthur
Hooker, of Spokane, secretary, were
r irst vice president, Ralph Twitch-
ell, of New Meixco; second vice presi
dent, It. W. Young, of Utah; third
vice president. L. N. Newman, of
Montana; fourth vice president, W. F.
Fleming, of New Mexico; fifth vice
president, E. J. Watson, of South
An annual appropriate of $10,000,-
000 fr a period of five years to aid in
rrigation work is asked of congress in
resolutions by the National Irrigation
congress. This is perhaps the most
important recommendation in the reso
lutions adopted, of which the following
s a synopsis:
That homesteaders under a govern
ment project shall not be required to
establish a residence before the gov
ernment is prepared to furnish them
That the government take measures
to drain swamp lands in aid of land re
clamation and of public health.
That te Irrigation congress aid.
with other conservation organizations,
to bring about waterway improve
ments, reforestation, drainage and
other like projects.
That there be brought about surveys
and estimates of reclamation of sub
merged lamia where the work is inter
national in character. (This refers to
Northern Idaho more specifically.)
That the reclamation act be ex
tended to Hawaii.
That the states pass laws regulating
cutting of public and private timber.
That there should be no political
lines with reference to the use of water
That the Mississippi deep waterway
The committee turned down the rs
olution asking a $.r, 000, 000,000 bond
isHue, after a debate in which some of
the Washington delegation upheld the
HOLD UP BANK.
Oregon Boys Secure S 7,000 But Are
San Francisco, Aug. H. Two Ore
gon youths, neither one much over 18
years of age, walked into the Valley
bank of Santa Clara shortly after 10
o'clock yesterday morning, and lining
up the three clerks at the muzzles of
revolvers, pushed one of the men for
ward and told him to place $7,000 in a
bag and give it to them."
"And be quirk about it, too," said
one of the hold-ups, "and if it is shy
I'll blow the top of your head off."
While the clerk was obeying the
youths, the others had a good chance
to study their fares, as neither of the
amateurish desperadoes was masked.
Cashier Birge placed the required sum
in a sack aud gave it to the two invad
ers, who at once left the bank, went a
half a block, and jumped into a wait
ing automobile. There one of the men
placed a revolver at the chalTeur's
head and commanded him to "let her
out for all she's worth." The chsffeur
complied and the heavy car disappeared
in a cloud of dust.
Some miles out of town, however, the
machine broke down or the diiver dis
abled it and the robbers took to the
fields. Their direction was ascertained
and shortly afterwards they were over
taken by Sheriff; Lang ford and Deputy
Sheriff F. Lowell on the banks of
Sheriff Langford male every effort
to discover the identity of the prison
ers, but beyond saying they were from
Oregon they would tell nothing of their
Organize Against Middleman.
Colusa. Cal., Aug. 14. The farmers
of the Sacrar.iento valley, particularly
on the wrtt side of the Sacramento
river, are preparing to organize an as
sociation to "protect the growers from
giving half their profits to the middle
man." After thoroughly organizing it
is the purpose of the farmers to co-op-,
erate and break the system of selling !
i . i . i " : :. '
g : inrougn me cvniimniun agencies.
One meeting has already been
and the farmers are enthusiastic.
$ 500 Coin For $10 Fine.
San Francisco. Aug. 14. A gold
piece, valued by collectors at loOfl, was
paid into the police court today for a
$10 fine, and is said to be one of six
freak pieces coined in l!47 from which
the words, "In God We Trust" were
omitted by accident These six coins
escaped into circulation before the stop
order was received and they are now
eagerly sought by collector. It ia not
known who paid the $10 piece.
HILL BACKS ROAO.
Construction of Oregon Trunk Up the
Deschutes to Be Rushed.
Portland, Aug. 17. Uncertainty as
to the actual force behind the Oregon
1 runic was removed when John F,
Stevens made the announcement that
be bad acquired a controlling interest
in the project, which, in its execution.
is to be financed by J. J. Hill, person
ally. The acquisition of this property
by Mr. Stevens and his associates and
the identification of Mr. Hill with it
are of major importance to the railroad
situation in this state. It ia regarded
as the initial step by Hill in hia in
vasion of Central Oregon and the
eventual building of a railroad to San
Franciscoo. Subsequent developments
resulting from Hill's invasion of Ore
gon are expected materially to alter
the railroad map of the state.
On being asked several days ago if
I had any interest in the Oregon Trunk
or if I represented any railroads that
were interested, I said no, and the
latter statement still holds good," said
Since then, however, I have ac
quired a controlling interest in the
project, have all necessary financial ar
rangements completed, and the road
will be built as fast as it can be reas
onably done with men and money.
The matter is a personal one, and I
have no objection to saying that J. J.
Hill, as an individual, is financially in
terests to any extent necessary to car
ry the road through to successful com
pletion. "Plans in detail are not fully devel
oped, but will become apparent from
time to time, as conditions may seem
to require. It may be said, however,
that the Oregon Trunk proposes to
provide as quickly as practicable a
northern outlet for Central Oregon, re
gardless of the designs of any other
Having made this announcement,
Mr. Stevens refused to budge an inch.
FIGHT TO BE KEPT UP.
Ballinger and Pinchot to Meet Again
Denver, Aug. 17. Every subject
that in any way can be connected with
the commercial, industrial and agricul
tural growth of the West, from the
Panama canal to scientific dry farm
ing, will be discussed in Denver this
week at sessions of the 12th annual
convention of the Trans-Missisfippi
Between 5,000 and 7,000 delegates
are expected. The congress began its
sessions yesterday, although the real
work will not be taken up until today.
One of the features of the congress
probably will be the renewal of the
struggle between Secretary of the In
terior Ballinger and Chief Forester
Pinchot, begun publicly at Spokane
last week. These two men and 800
delegates from the National Irrigation
congress at Spokane are expected to
day. Among the multitude of subjects to
be discussed are railroads and trans
portation ; commercial problems, closer
relations with southern republics, with
special reference to the Panama canal;
national defense, with special refer
ence to the Pacific coast and Hawaii,
which will send delegates; conserva
tion of national resources, irrigation
and reclamation ; good roads ; beet and
cane sugar industry ; reform of the
consular service; drainage of sub
merged lands, and separate statehood
for Arizona and New Mexico.
Among the accredited delegates will
be five women, t-o from Denver, two
from Arizona and one from Texas.
The government will take advantage
of the congresa to give illustrated lec
tures every night explaining what Fed
eral authorities are doing in the way
of public works, including the Panama
Rival to Be Built.
Victoria, B. C. Aug. 17. There was
much military activity both in Japan
and Manchuria when the Empress of
India left Japan, in consequence of
Japan's determination to rebuild the
Antung-Mukden railroad. Meanwhile,
a further cause of trouble has devel
oped in consequence of China having
determined to build a rival line through
Manchuria to connect Cores via Chien
tao, the island in the Tunien regarding
whose ownership China and Japan are
still involved, with Kilin, on the Chin
ese rection of the Mamhurian railroad.
Smallpox in Chile.
Santiago. Chile. Aug. It.. There
are 3 IS smallpox patients in the laza
retto. The authorities have dictated
severe measures to avoid carrying in
fected persons in public coaches, and
have also prohibited the exposure of
smallpox corpses in churches for fune
ral services and their accompaniment
t the crematories. The land inspec
tion board has discovered an illegal
disposition of lands to a Japanese col
ony and has forbidden the ?ale.
Concrete Building Falls.
Winnipeg. Aug. 17. A concrete
apartment block known as the Brodal
ben, being erected here, collapsed Sat
urday evening. Heavy rains had
moistened the concrete so that the steel
. . J . t i
isirucrs KBr may.
Four mr. were in
side at the time inspecting the work
and were crushed, two so severely they
were taken to a hospital in a dying
Sinkers Resume Work.
Fort William. Ont., Aug. 17. The
striking dock laborers of the Canadian
Pacific railway will return to work to
morrow. A mass meeting of the strik
ers and their friends, numbering 6,000
was addressed today by Mayor Peltier,
who urged the men to return to work
and submit their grievances to a board
OF FIERCE BATTLE
Ex-Governor Pardee Is Leader of At
tack on Secretary of Interior.
Californian Roundly Scorea Him for
Giving Away Power Sites Makes
Impassioned Plea for Roosevelt
Policies Ex-Senator Turner De
fends Action of Secretary.
Spokane, Aug. 12. With the stage
carefully set, the actor prepared in
their lines and an ovewhelming audi
ence in its place, the Ballinger battle
royal burst upon the National Irriga
tion congress yesterday aiternoon.
The man who, in the language of
an enthusiastic Californian, "ripped
things wide open" first was Dr. Geortre
C. Pardee, ex-governor of California.
Pardee attacked Richard A. Ballin
ger, secretary of the interior, with a
fierceness only exceeded by that of
George Turner, ex-senator of Washing
ton, wno took up the cudgels in defense
of Secretary Ballinger. Tnese two
became the principal actors in the lit
tle drama which was enacted after the
appearance of the secretary.
Ut. fardee told of the activities of
ex-Secretry Garfitld.'who, under the in
structions of President Koosevelt,with
drew from public entry many tracts of
land under the beilef that these lands
should be held for the people. Now, he
said, Secretary Balling-r has asrain out
up for entry these lands, and each tract
has in its boundary a water-power site.
1 do not oppose private enterprise
in the development of these sites."
said Dr. Pardee, "but I do oppose giv
ing away immense rights to private
corporations which in a few years will
hold the same political control over
cities and states that railways now hold
as a result of the magnificent gifts
made them when they were asking for
help to construct We do know the
corruption which has resulted from
railway control. Shall we now hand
out to a new form of corporate power
an entirely new form of power over our
"The thing to do." said the former
California governor, "is to withdraw
the water-power sites, aa did Roose
velt, and told them for the people.
Ur. Pardee, when seen later, fur
nished technical descriptions of dam
sites which he said proved conclusively
that dam sites which have been taken
up under Secretary Ballinger could not
have been taken up under Garfield.
LAND OFFICE BUSY.
Lands in Flathead Reservation to Be
Allotted to Fortunate.
Snokane. Auc 12. Thn drawing fnr
government lands in the Flathead res
ervation will be held at Cocur 'dAlene
today, beginning at 10 o'clock in the
morning and lasting for three days.
A totsl of ti.OOO names will constitute
the list of winning homeseekers and
these names Will be drawn at th rata
of 2,000 a day until Sunday. The total
registration in the Flathead reserva
tion was co.f-ya.
Promptly at 10 o'clock the 19 cans
containing the applications will be
opened in full view of the public and
me letters win ce raked over by gov
ernment officials as in the Cocur
After the letters are properly mixed,
Mivs Christina Donlan will step into
the arena and draw the first number.
After the first number has been drawn
Miss Donlan will be assisted in choos
ing the numbers by Miss Helen Ham
ilton and Miss Margaret Post The
same formula of registering th win.
ners and informing them will be used
as in me drawing lor the Coeur
d"Alene reservation lands.
Twenty government employes are
busily engsged in arranging the names
of applicants for Coeur d'Alene lands
whose names did not appear on the
winning list. After the names have
been placed in alphabetical order em
ployes will check the names of the win
ners, with the total number registered,
and if it is found any of the winners
registered twice their names will be
thrown out and the succeeding num
bers moved up.
Motor Not Yet Perfected.
New York, Aug. 12. In an inter
view ju-t before sailing for Europe
Orville Wright said the only obstacle
in the way of a thousand mile flight by
aeroplane was the imperfection of the
motors. He said the aeroplane had de
veloped faster than the engine. The
main thing needed in aeronautics was
an enigne that would not stop until
the aviator shut it off. With such ran
engine aviation would be made safe
and simple. Wright goes to England
to insp ct a factory where aeroplanes
of the Wright type are being made.
No Debts ard No Taxation.
Plains, Mont, Aug. 12. Out of deb)
and with no taxation for the fiscal year
ending April 3o, 1910, is the record of
the local municipal organization. At
the last meeting of the council a reso
lution was passed and approved by the
mayor providing that no tax be levied
for this year, and the clerk was in
structed to so notify the county treas
urer. This action was taken after as
certaining that the revenue from other
sources than taxes would be ample
Still No Trace of Boat.
Simons town. Cape Colony, Aug. 12.
The British cruiser Fort returned
here today after aa unsuccessful aearca
for the steamer Wars tab, daring which
a distance of 1,320 miles was traralad.
Better opportunity do you want to make
Did you ever stop to think that you can buy
a piece of the Famous Umatilla Ranch at the
right price and on good terms, and that it is sure
to make money? Come in and let's talk it over.
E. P. CROARKIN, Agt.
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J. n. SAY LOR. I'rvltmt
R. N.HTANHKI.Ii. Vlr President
It. II. HTANTIKI.K.Ciu.liler
NONA UulaKU. Auiuut Cashier
BANK OF ECHO
CAPITAL STOCK $25,000
FULLY PAID UP
We sell Nw York Exchange payable at any place in the
We solicit the Banking Business of this Locality.
Near Beer, Soft Drinks, Cigars, Tobacco, Tropic
al Fruits, Nuts, Etc.
A Share of Patronage Solicited.
Bert Longenecker, Prep.
Hotel Echo Restaurant
M. II. GILLETTE, Prop.
6 THE BEST THE
When in Pendleton don't fail to step in at the
NISSEN IMPLEMENT CO.
On Main Street, and see the New
ALAMO GASOLINE ENGINE
Il tarpaet anytkin that hat ertr been pat on the market
and Dye Works
W. r. GOBtC Prep.
Send your clothing to tho Berlin
Cleaning and Dye Works. Only ex
perienced help employed, and the best
of work and satisfaction guaranteed.
Orders sent by express will receive
prompt and careful attention.
302 fast Court St.
Phen Mais 43
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