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    FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 1009
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U. S. Land Commissioner
Hermiston, Oregon
F. R. DORV, M. D.
Fliyskian and Surgeon.
Physician & Surgeon
Echo Phone Dlack 74
Attorney at Law.
Overland Lodg No. M, I. O. O. F.
Meets every Saturday evening In the
Odd Fellow' hall on Dupont street.
Henrietta Rebekah Lodge No. 88,
L O. O. Fi Meets second and fourth
"Wednesdays of each month In Odd
Fellows' hall.
Umatilla Lodge No. 40, A. "F. A A.
M. Meets first and third Saturdays
of each month In the Uasonlo hall on
Du point street.
Fort Henrietta Camp No. 773, W.
. o. XV. Meets first and third Wednes
days of each month In Odd Fellows'
.Methodist Church Sunday school
at 10 a. m.; preaching at 11 a. m. and
7 p. m., every Sundsy.
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hand as in news items when they arc
fresh. W prefer not to publish
birth after the child is weaned, a mar
riage after the honeymoon is over, or
tbe death of a man after his widow is
married again.
lis Health Is Matter of Utmost Con
cern to Wall Street.
Financiers Arc Greatly Disappointed,
Having Expected Him to Jump to
Work at Onca Trusted Lieuten
ant Says Chief Is Brainiest, Most
Patriotic Man in America.
On Board S. S. Kaiser Wilhelm II,
Aug. 24. The condition of E. IL Har
riman has undergone no notable ehange.
He still remains most of the time in his
private cabin owing to the heavy fog
which has prevailed throughout the en
tire trip. The present indications are
the steamer will be late in arriving, be
cause of the delay occasioned by the
New York, Aug. 24. As the Kaiser
Wilhelm II hourly draws nearer to her
pier in New York, public intercut in E.
II. Harriman 's return grows acute, ucn-
eral anxiety as to his health has found
expression in a series of published ap
preciations of ms personality ana
achievements such as probably never
before baa been accorded a private cit
There is manifest disappointment in
Wall street that Mr. Mammon's so
journ abroad has not set him up suf
fluently that he may resume at once ae
live charge of the great interests with
which his name is associated. Tomor
row both the Southern Pacific and the
Union Pacific directors will meet, but
it has not even been suggested that Air,
Harriman will try to attend these meet
Alexander Millar, secretary or ine
Harriman lines, one of Mr. Harriman 's
most trusted lieutenants, spoke of his
chief today with seriousness and
'Mr. narrtman." said he, "has been
pictured as an ogre, a huge spider, an
octopus, you don't Know wnat a Dig'
hearted, big-souled man he really is. 1
call him today the biggest, the braini
est, the most patriotic American eitiaen
we have.
"If I should be asked to name the
chief characteristics that have contrib
uted to his success, I should say, his
wizardry with figures, his faculty for
getting instantly into the kernel of
facts, ms judgment oi men ana ois in
sieht into and faith- in the future.
"lie makes enanges, out me very
men shifted will tell you they do better
work in the new positions.
"Like all big men, he is not what
vou would call methodical. Ho jumps
to conclusions by seeming lniuiuon. sso
doubt the logical processes are all there
for Mr. Harriman is no visionary
but they elude analysis by their swift
"Does he Play as bard as he works T
To tell you the truth, 1 never saw mm
play, except witn nis cnuaren. ms cnu
dren and his work these are bis life. '
American Aeroplane Lowers Record
for Rhelms Course.
Bheims. Aug. 24. Glenn II. Curtiss,
the American aviator, and M. Paulham,
representing France, divided honors of
the second day of aviation week, the
former in a thrilling flight just before
dusk, in which he lowered the speed
record for the course, which measures
6 1.5 miles, to 5 minutes 35 2 5 seeonds
the latter makinz two impressive high
altitude flights of 49) and 06 kilometers,
respectively, in the endurance test lor
the prix de la Champagne.
Curtiss' performance began just as
the time limit for the start of the priz
de la Champagne was expiring. Bleriot
only a few minutes before had clipped
10 seconds off uet covre s recora.
Suddenly, at the end of the field a cry
went up: "The American is starting!'
With a preliminary run along the
ground of 100 yards, the machine rose
lightly and shot by the tribunes at a
height of 60 feet It was going a ter
rific pace, with the wing level as a
plane. Curtiss maae toe last run unaer
the mistaken impression that the finish
line was closer. He descended so close
to earth that many thought be touched
but pereoiving his error, he mounted
auicklv. crossing the line majestically.
An instant later the signal was hoisted
that be bsd made a record.
Wheat Prices Tumble.
Minneapolis, Aug. 24. No. 1 North
era wheat today broke 15 cents from
the opening price, dropping from $1.2
to $1.10. Opening figures today were
13 cents under Saturday's quotations
of (1.35, making a total decline of 25
cents since Saturday. New No. 1 North
ern sold a week ago at $1.45. Satur
dav's price was $1.35. Today it sold
early at $1.25, but when 445 ears of
wheat were received, of which J 05 con'
tained old wheat, 160 new-crop Winter
and 180 new-erop spring wheat, the
market broke wide open.
Protperity Hurts Army.
Washington, Aug. 24. Returning
prosperity is hsving its effect on re
cruiting men for the United States
Armv. making it more difficult to keep
up the standard eMablisucd during the
time following the panic or iv., wnen
splendid material was available from
the ranks of the unemployed. The an
tborized strength of the Army is 84,50
men. exclusive of the ship corps, which
numbers 3500 men. It will not be a hard
matter, therefore, to reduce the size of
the standing army
Grasshoppers Dvastat Farms,
Cheyenne, Wyo., Aug. 24. A plague
of grasshoppers has caused thousands of
dollars' damage in the neighborhood of
Cowley. Farmers have been compelled
to cut their alfalfa before it matured
in order to aave it front destruction.
All green stuff has been eaten. Aronn
Cheyenne practically ail vegetation has
been destroyed.
Wellman Made Good Start, but Acci
dents Bring Failure.
Camp Wellman, Spitzenbergen, Aug.
15 (via Hammerfest, Aug. 23). Walter
Wellman 's second attempt to sail over
the North Pole in a balloon haa resulted
in a failure. The giant dirigible bal
loon "America," in which Mr. Well-
man and hi party of three act out,
proceeded about 32 miles from the
starting point, when disaster overtook
After a long preparation and wait
ing for favorable weather, the oppor
tunity came today, and Mr. Wellman
decided to make the start It was 10
clock in the morning when the great
irship was brought out of its shed and
the daring explorers took their places
in the car.
When the anchors were east loose,
the airship ascended beautifully, the en
gine were set in motion and everything
seemed to work to perfection. The big
ir craft was manuvered for some time
nd answered the helm perfectly.
Then its head waa turned northward,
and it set out at a speed of 25 miles an
hour. Suddonly, after having eovered
2 miles, and when everything seemed
to be going splendidly, the leather guide
rope, to which was attached 1000
pounds of provisions and stores, broke
away. The accident occurred just a
the airship was nearing the pack ice of
North Spitzenbergen.
Released from this great weight, the
airship shot upwards at a terrific pace,
until it was a great height above the
clouds. The pilots succeeded, however,
bringing her down near the earth,
turning her about and set out to fight
their way southward against a strong
The airship proceeded slowly south'
ward to the edge of the pack ice, where
the steamer Fram was anchored. After
much difficulty, a tow rope was gotten
aboard the Fram, which started imme
diately to tow the airship to Hpttzcn
The strain was so great, nowever,
that it threatened to tear the car to
which the rope was attached to pieces,
and Mr. Wellman finally decided to
bring the airship down to the surface
of the water. This was effected with
out mishap and the car rested on the
surface of the water until au me mem'
bers of the crew, the dogs and the sci
entitle instrument could be transferred
aboard the Fram.
The America was then towed back to
the landing stage, and within a short
distance of where the start was mado.
Hut the ill-luck of the expedition was
not yet at an end. Just as the airship
had reached the landing stage and ev
cry thing looked favorable for its rescue
without serious damage, a sudden gust
of wind caught the big bag broadside
on, and snatched it away from its tow
It was carried careening over rough
ice hummocks for some distance and
then it exploded. All the scattered
parts of the airship were subsequently
recovered, but the damage waa so great
as to preclude any further attempt to
fly over the pole this year.
Must Make Campaign, However, on
Independent Ticket.
Newport, Or., Aug. 23. Francis J,
Hcney furnished the Oregonian a writ
ten statement today, in which he figures
out that, according to tbe recent Su
preme Court decision in California, he
cannot accept the nomination for prose'
cuiing attorney on either the Demo
cratic or Independence League tickets,
"The only way in which I can be
come a candidate is by petition signed
by a certain number of voters who did
not vote at the primary election, re
questing that my name be placed on the
ballot as an independent candidate,'
savs Mr. Henev.
Mr. Hcney has been nominated both
by the Democrats and the Independence
league, but California s new primary
law forbids that a candidate accei
nomination by two parties. Further
more, a candidate must be named by
the party with whom he announced his
affiliation at the primaries. Mr. Henev
is registered as a Republican.
Vr. Henev savs he does not want the
office of prosecuting attorney, but will,
if nominated and eleeted, sacrifice his
business interests for the public weal
in order to continue the war against
tbe grafters.
Racing Autos Get Three More.
Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 23. Three
more lives were sacrificed today in the
speed carnival that marked tbo open
ing of the new Indianapolis motor
speedway. One mechanician and two
spectators were today's death toll.
Charles Merz in a National in the 300
mile race lost a tire and crashed
through a fence into a group of sjee
tators. Tbe dead: Claud Kellum, In
dianapolis, mechanician in the National
ear; Homer Joleffc, Trafalgar, Ind.;
James West, 29 years of age, Indianap
olis. West was a meat cutter.
Carmen Reject Scale.
Chicago, Aug. 23. Following the lead
of the North and West Side Streetcar
Men's union, tbe members of tbe South
Side organizations tonight voted to re
ject the wage scale agreement reached
recently bv their officers with the street
railway officials. This throws tbe whole
question open again and tbe 10, wo
union men are in a more defiant mood
tbaa ever. President Mahon, of tbe
national union, arrived today and is
trying to prevent a strike.
General Booth May Go Blind.
London, Aog. 23. General William
Booth, commander-in-chief of tbe Sal
vatioa Amy, was operated upon today
for aeptie poisoning of the eye. Tbe
doctor are not yet able to say whether
the Ueneral s sight will be saved.
Philippine Quarantine Officer Uses X-
Ray Successfully.
Washington, Aug. 21. The X-ray
as a cure for some cases of leprosy
has been demonstrated by the Ameri
can health authorities in the Philip-
pies, according to Dr. Victor D.
Heizer, quarantine officer in the
Dr. Heiser, in a report to Surgeon
General Wyman, of the public health
and marine hospital service, says the
X-rsy is suitable only for specially
selected cases, and is valuable appar
ently only in the earlier stages. San
Laxro hospital, at Manila, is the first
institution in the world to use the X-
ray for leprosy treatment.
Official figures show that on March
31, 1909, there were 2,446 lepers in
the Philippines, segregation having
reduced by more than 1,000 the num
ber of cases during the last two years.
At the beginning of the American oc
cupation, 11 years ago, there were
nearly 4,000 lepers.
Americans perfected tbe establish
ment for lepers on the island of Culien
in 1906. It is estimated that under
the Spanish regime 700 new cases de
veloped every year. At present the
number of new cases averages 300 an
Try to Leave Out Farm Land.
Washington, Aug. 25. Statements
and interviews quite constantly are
lriiited from friends of tlio policy of
cntiwrviitii.n, based on tlio assumption
that amendment of the Inw will be nec
essary to enable the elimination of agri
cultural lands from national forests.
Associate forester, in the absence of
Forester l'inehot, when asked about
this matter, and requested to make a
stntement setting forth in substance the
farts, prepared tlio following:
"In establishing tlio boundaries ol
nntional forests, it is the aim of the
service to exclude, so fsr as possible,
lands more valuable for agricultural
purposes than for forest purposes. Any
one acauuinted witn the mountainous
regions of the west in which aro located
national forests will realize, however,
that small areas of agricultural land in
pockets and in valleys of minor streams
exist, which in establishing boundaries
to inrulde forest land could not be ex
No Information Obtainable.
Washington, Aug. 20. The acute
ness manifested itself here today more
strikingly by the dead silence at the
Interior department and the suppressed
but all pervading atmosphere ot enthu
siasm at the forestry bureau. Assist
ant Secretary Pierce, who is back again
and is acting secretary of the Interior
department, does not care to discuss
the charges of misadministration made
sninst Secretary Ballinper by Chief
Forester Pinchot Acting Commis
sioner Swartz. of the general land
office, has juBt the same aversion.
Open Bids for Battleships.
Washington. Aug. 21. Bids for the
construction of the two battleships.
Arkansas and Wyoming, authorised by
tbe last congress, were opened at tbe
Navy department today. These two
battleships are to be among the most
formidable fighting machines afloat
They will carry as heavy armor and as
powerful armament as any known ves
sel of their class, will have a sped of
21 knots, which is believed to be the
highest practicable for vessels of their
type and class, snd will have the high
est practicable radius of action.
Seven Get Honor Medals.
2 Washington, Aug. 20. For gallant
conduct while under fire of the enemy
in the Philippines or in Cuba, five offi
cers and two enlisted men yesterday
were awarded medals of honor by the
Wsr department Those thus honored
were Major James Church and Major
Paul Straub, of the Medical corps
Lieutenants George Shaw and Charles
Beck man, Twenty-seventh infantry
Lieutenant Charles b. Kilbourne, big
nal corps, and H. T. R. Quinn and Seth
Ewald, privates.
U. S. Has Improved Wireless.
Itoston, Aug. 25. rvews of an im
iirovemeut upon the Marconi wireless
svstem. making it possible for the of
Heials of the navy department to Kec
in communication with the nation'
warships in every a, created muc
interested discussion here today.
The new svstem, according to the re
port that have leaked out, is now be
nig installed on several vessels at the
Charleston navy yard, the operation
and trials being surrounded with the
utmost secrecy.
Coal Output Less.
Washington, Aug. 21. The effect of
the national depression beginning i
1907 and continuing in 190H was the
most powerful factor in the marked
decline in the production of coal in the
United states in 1908, according to
statistics compiled by the geological
survey. The total production in 190H
waa 415,842.698 short tons, having
spot value of $532,314,117.
Genersl Townsend Dead.
Washington, Aug. 20. Brigadier
General Edwin F. Townsend, U. S. A.,
retired, is dead her as the result of
apoplexy. He was born in New York
in 1833 and graduated from West Point
in 1862 in the same class with Generals
Hood. McPherson and Howard. Dur
ing the Civil war he was promoted to
be major for gallantry.
Slight Quake Recorded.
Washington, Aug. 20. The seismo
graph at tba weather bureau in this
city recorded a slight tremor of the
earth at 2:22 o'clock this afternoon.
United States to Lead World With
Battleships of Great Power.
Washington, Aug. 19. Congress
may be asked next winter to provide
for two 30,000-ton battleships, each
with 12 14-inch guns, and each costing
12,000,000. It is stated that such a
program has been pretty carefully stu
died out
After considerable preliminary work,
the first 14-inch gun hss been con
structed at the Mid vale works, and is
shortly to be tested at the naval prov
ing grounds at Indian Head. If it is
deemed desirable to have guns of 14-
inch caliber, it will immediately be
come a question whether there shall be
10 or 12 of such grins on each battle
ship. Tbe proposition of two years
ago, during the Newport conference,
was to have 10 14-inch guns instead of
12 12 inch guns, the former caliber to
ave a relatively diminished velocity.
It was finally decided, however, that
when the 14-inch gun was developed it
should be of a hitting power commen
surate with the increase of caliber com
pared with the 12-inch gun. There is
an inclination also to adhere to 12-inch
guns in the battleship battery, and it
is possible that with the adoption of
the 14-inch gun there will be 12 instead
of 10 of those rifles, in which event
the next battleships to be authorized
will be of at least 30,000 tons displace
ment and estimated to cost approxi
mately $12,000,000 each.
It is likely such a hsttleship will
have the same speed aH endurance ai
the 26,000-ton battleships now build
ing. Much may depend in the determ
ination of this question upon the plsns
adopted by European navies.
Million Cigars From Philippines-
Washington, Aug. 24. One thrifty
Philippine commercial concern managed
to get into the United States 1,000,000
cigars and, it is thought, other tobacco
products, in advance of certain rules
and regulations which the wsr depart
ment and the treasury department were
The cigars and other stuff arived
on the day the tariff went into effect
As the tariff allows importation free
of duty of only 150,0(10,000 Philippine
cigars, the proportion which has already
colon in is regarded as largo.
Tlio cigars are understood to be of
inferior grade, and it is said that the
long sea voyage from Manila has
deteriorating effect upon thorn, but it
is claimed now that soino concerns have
invented a method to offset this.
Pure Food Scrsp Renewed.
Denver. Colo., Aug. 24. Secretary of
Agriculture Wilson and Dr. Harvey v
Wiley, chief of the Bureau of Chem
istry, will bo in Denver Tuesday to at'
tend the annual convention of foo
commissioners. As a result, it is ex
iiectcd that another controversy bo
tween Federal officials will be brought
to Denver, this time not over forestry
and irrigation, but over the use of ben-
zoato of soda in food.
Hupiiorting Secretory Wilson are sov
eml members of the Scientific Referee
Hoard, while Dr. Wiley's chief suppor
ter is Commissioner J. Q. hmcry, of
Wisconsin, president of tbe association,
Another feature will be reports 'lues
day afternoon on results of fond, dairy
and drug control in various states.
New Tariff Works Well.
Washington, Aug. 4. The new tar
IT Inw has gone into operation with sur
prising smoothness, ai-coroing io Assist
ant Secretary of the Treasury Reynolds.
"We expected to be overrun witn
ouostions. many of them silly," said
Mr. Kevnolds yesterdny. "but tne num
ber of inquiries each day has been little
morn than we have bad under the jJing-
lev law.
Tl,i is ascribed bv the Assistant See
retary to the bills having been passed
liv a'renubliean congress. The phrase-
olni'v is much the same as uuder the
old. only the rates have been changed,
The operation is rondered easy for the
Wool Impt r ations Increase.
Washington. Aug. 21. Wool impor
tations into the United States in the
fiscal year just ended exceeded those of
any earlier year except 1897, wnen ab
normal importations were made in
view of the prospective transfer of
wool from tbe free to the dutisble list
The total Quantity of wool imported in
the fiscal year just closed waa 265,600,
000 pounds, against 126,000,000 in
1908, 203,000,000 in 1907, 249,000,000
in 1905. and 361,000,000 in 1897, when
ss already suggested, the importation
were abnormally large by reason of the
nrosrtective transfer of wool from the
free to the dutiable list
Tieton Lend to Be Opened.
Washington, Aug. 19. The acting
secretary of the interior vacated the
former order of withdrawal under the
reclamation act in connection with the
Yakima (Tieton) project Washington,
today and restored to the public domain
where not otherwise withdrawn, re
served or appropriated, about 33,000
acres of land in the North Yakima dis
trict the same to become subject to
settlement on and after November 9,
and to entry December 9.
Philippine Bands Sold.
Washington, Aug. 21. Bids were
opened at the bureau of insular affairs
today for 11.500.000 4 per cent 10 to
30-year Philippine public works snd
improvement bonds. This issue is the
balance unsold of the $5,000,000 su
thorlzed bv the acts of congress. Isst
amended February 1905.
State Deparimant Pleased.
Washington. Aug. 20. The news
from Pekin that Americana would psr
ticipate in tbe Hankow railway loan
was received here with intense satis
faction, it being a victory for the
State department
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