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THE ECHO REGISTER, ECHO, OREGON,
Fill DAY SEPTEMBER 17, 1900
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 widow of Claus Sprecklf s baa
been awarded $3,000,000 of her bus-
It now seems as though the Chicago
streetcar men will win their fight with
Williiam R. Wallace has been chosen
for the Democratic candidate for may
or of Salt Lake.
James J. Hill ssys too many people
are going to the cities instead of stay
ing on the farm.
Thousands of acres of pasture and
wood land has been burned over in So
noma county, Cal., by forest fires.
Peary reiterates that he is the only
white man who ever saw the Pole and
promises to disprove Cook's claim.
Dnvid E. Thompson, United States
ambassador to Mexico, has secured
control of the Pan-American railroad,
a line 244 miles long.
The port of Mulege, on the east
coast of Lower California, was over
whelmed by a tidal wave September 4.
Considerable property was destroyed.
By the election of J. P. Morgan, Jr.,
as director in a Harriman bank, har
monious relations are shown to exist
between the Morgan and the Kuhn
Loeb-Standard Oil group of financiers,
Dewey says the United States needs
a larger navy.
It is said the Harriman estate will
not be divided.
The Peary-Cook controversy baa
grown very bitter in New York.
Rear Admiral Schley favors Cook,
notwithstanding that reary is a navy
Sweden has taken steps to end the
labor war. Arbitration will be in
The biennial convention of the na
tional association of machinists is in
session at Denver.
It is expected that 10,000 delegates
will attend the Eagles national con
vention at Omaha.
St. John's Catholic church, New Or
leans, has been almost totally destroy
ed by fire. Loss $200,000..
General Reyes says he has never
been a candidate for the vice presi
dential nomination in Mexico.
New York, fears a tong war in its
Chinatown, and has sent scores of ad
ditional police to that section.
Cardinal Gibbons saya that while he
should like to see prohibition rule, he
does not believe the present move will
Fairbanks has left China on his way
The Santa Fe ha withdrawn its or
ders for fast trains from the East
Hurglara succeeded in getting away
with jewelry valued at $100,000 in
Spanish forces in Morocco have been
greatly reinforced and now hoe to de
feat the Moors.
The first snow has fallen in Mon
tana. Should it continue much uncut
grain will be damaged.
Hill has attacked the Southern Pa
cific land grant in order to force an
entrance into Southern California.
The Chicago, Milwaukee & Puget
Sound road has ottered to carry mail
from Chicago ato Puget sound in f9
Pernicious anaemia and oedema of
the lungs was the chief cause of llarri
man's death, according to Dr. Lyle,
Ex-I"resident Roosevelt has been
named as a delegate to the worl l's mis
sionary conference at Edinburgh, Scot
land, next June 14 to 24.
reary says he will prove Cook was
never at the Pole.
Harrman lines are not likely to have
any more one-man power.
Canadians are determined to re-open
the Bering sea sealing question.
Harriman stocks did not drop on the
Stock exchange as was expected.
Lord Roe 'berry has left the Hritinh
Radical party and joined the Liberate.
The first drawing in the Cuban na
tional lottery yieldtd the government
Latest advices say 10.000 lives were
lost in the earthquake which destroyed
Chicago carmen are again endeavor
ing to arrange for arbitration with the
The situation in Northern Mexico is
still serious and there is much suffer
ing among the people.
Unusual building operations throagh
out the United States is reported for
August. Portland shows an increase
of 29 per cent.
J. P. Morgan has offered financial
aid to Explorer Cook.
FOREST FIRES RAGE.
Blaze Threatens Many Ranches and
San Francisco, Sept. 15. Several
thousand men are engaged in a dozen
counties of this state in fighting nu
meroua forest fires that threaten ranch
and resort buildings, as well as many
square miles of valuable timber lands.
As a result of these conflagrations un
usual heat prevails along the coast
Great damage already has been done
to ranch houses and several groups of
summer resort hotels and tent cottages
have been destroyed.
The most serious fires reported today
are in Northern bonoma. Western
Nampa. Mendocino, Santa Cruz, Lake
and Los Angeles counties. In Nampa
county, where Walter Springs was de
stroyed and the cottages and tent hous
es at Burk's sanitarium were badly
damaged, the fire burned itself out to
day, but in the hills near Preston the
flames are spreading.
In the icintty of Ukiah the whole
country is ablaze. Fire fighters are
back firing to save the city from de
struction. In the vicinity of Cal is toga
the conflagration that threatened that
town last night has been controlled. A
hundred men from St Helena succeed
ed in saving suburban residents scat
tered through the foothills. Near
Watsonville a fire has been burning for
two days, spreading in the direction of
Rangers sureeded in saving the big
trees. Thousands of acres in the foot
hills west of Donovan valley, Lake
county, have been swept by the flames,
but they are now under control. For a
time the oil region around Whittles
was in danger. Most of the fires so far
reported originated at points where
campers had leit embers or from sparks
WOULD REFORM FINANCES.
President Opens Western Tour
Boston With Revelations.
Boson, Mass., Sept 15. President
Taft yesterday began his toor of the
country, by coming to this city from
Beverly in an automobile, accompanied
by Mrs Taft, his daughter and Pro
fessor and Mrs. Louis Moore, and mak
ing a speech at the Boston Commercial
club, which was devoted mainly to a
discussion of financial reform.
The president revealed that the Mon
etary commission will recommend the
establishment of a central bank and
that Senator Aldrich intends to stump
the country in order to arouse interest
in his plan of financial reform. He
also dwelt on the need of reform in the
interstate commerce and anti-trust
laws and strongly deprecated section
alism, either between East or West or
North or South.
The president said he was going to
take his Western trip because be be
lieved it would enable im to be
much more efficient president and
make him better acquainted with the
needs of that great section. He also
outlined some of the matters to be sub
mitted to the next congress.
SEPARATION IDEA GROWS.
Southern California Taxpayers
Los Angeles, Sept. 15. Members
of executive committees appointed at a
mass meeting of taxpayers in Symphony
hall yesterday, will meet tomorrow to
organise and issue a formal call for a
conference to consider the formation of
the state of South California.
Under the terms of the resolution
the conference is to be held within 30
ays. Although yesterday's meeting
went on record as favoring state divi
sion, the conferences are to consider
II phases of the question carefully, ard
to decide whether the formation of a
newstate is desirable. If it decides in
favor of it. a convention is to be called,
to which all counties and all the prin-
ipal cities in Southern California will
be asked to send delegates.
Boy of 80 Beats It in 10.
I -s Angeles, Cal , Sept 15. When
Dr. B. W. Lawrence, 80 years old.
lined up at the taje opposite the Hol-
enbeck horn to go against time for
50 yards an inconsiderate youth yelled
"Beat it. kid." The venerable anti-
rigarettist twiddled his white whiskers
disdainfully and "beat it " He trav
eled that 50 yards in 10 seconds flat.
The time was taken by two men, hut
not. of course, under sanction of the
A. A. U. "I'll sign against anybody
for Thanksgiving day," the aged phy
NEWS ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST
FROM THE STATE OF OREGON
WATER UMATILLA LAND.
Seven Irrigation Projscts Supply 100,
Pendleton Between Pendleton and
the town of Umatilla are seven big
irrigation projects able to furnish we
ter in sufficient quantities for first
The United States government is ir
rigating 20,000 acres of choice land
immediately surrounding the town of
Hermiston. This land ia telling f r
$100 to $1,000 an acre, the price de
pending on the improvements that have
The Columbia Land company is irri
gating 10,000 aces of land around the
townsite of Stanfield, and has already
sold to two big parties of buyers' this
summer and expert to sell the entire
tract this fall and winter.
The Hinkle Ditch company is irri
gating 17,000 acres of land between
here and Hermiston.
The. Butter Creek Water company is
irrigating 6,000 acres of choice land in
the same neighborhood.
The Brownell company is irrigating
1,500 seres and in addition is furnish
ing water to the town of Umatilla.
J. P. McManus will, within the next
month, throw open for settlement a
fine body of land near Pilot Rock.
In addition to these projects the Irri-
gon Irrigation eompany is irrigating
20,000 acres of land around Irrigon,
and the Milton and Freewater project,
that embrace something like 30,000
With this body of land already under
irrigation the movement ia but in its
infancy and the next few years will
see thousands and thousands of choice
acres brought into cultivation which
are now in a non-productive state.
Plan Model Farm.
Med ford The Modoc orchard, fam
ous as the old Bybee tract ia not to be
subdivided and sold in small tracts, as
was first planned, but will be planted
and operated as one of the greatest
orcharda in the world by the Potter
Palmer estate of Chicago. Approxi
mately 200 acres will be set to fruit
trees this winter. Ninety acres will
be prepared and planted to potatoes
next spring. Between 200 and 300
acres will be sown in grain. Nearly
1,300 acres, mostly bottom land, com
pose the tract which lies along both
sides of the Rogue for two miles. All
the land can be irrigated from the
Rogue or from Little Butte creek,
which flows through it
Land Board Defendant.
Salem State Treasurer Steel has
been served with a copy of the sum
mons and restraining order in the Lin
coln county tidelands case. This is
the case in which the state land board
restrained from declaring forfeited
to the state certain tidelands in Lin
coln county. The papers are filed in
Marion county and the state land board
is required to appear within 10 days
after service of the papers. The
board will be represented by the attor
ney general'a office.
Cody Company Leases Mill.
Ban Jon The Cody Lumber company.
whose mill burned here recently, has
leased the Lyons & Johnson mill.
which haa been shut down for some
time, end is manufacturing lumber
while the burned mill is being re
placed. The Cody company is also
negotiating with the owners of the
Aberdeen mill, which hss also been
shut down, and if the deal is com
pleted the two mills will ssw mi re
lumber than the one that was burned,
DRY FARMING AREA.
Canadian Scores Tariff.
Hamilton. Sept 15. The annual
meeting of the Canadian Manufactur
ers' association began here todav.
President R. Hobson characterizes the
condition of the American senate as
violation of the trut reposed in it by
the people of the United States and
barren cf all desire to create closer
trade relations with Canada. He
called upon the Canadian government
to take them at their word and bring
into effect the surtax act of 1909.
Tidal Wave Sweeps Port
Mexico City, Sept 15. The Port of
Mulege, on the east coast of Lower
California, was overwhelmed by a
tidal wave September 4, There were
several casualities and considerable
property wa destroyed. The tidal
wave flooded the inland district for a
distance of about two miles.
Mount Vesuvius in Action.
Rome, -Sept 15. A dispatch from
Portico, on the Bay of Naples, to the
Glornale d'ltalia says that Mount Ve
suvius is active again. Guides report
rumblings followed by slight seismic
shocks. The small craters have been
unusually active in the last few days.
New Judge for Lincoln.
Salem B. F. Swope, county judge
of Lincoln county, has resigned and
Governor Benson has appointed C. H
Gardiner, a retired hardware merchant
of Toledo, to the office. Mr. Gardiner
was highly recommended for the posi
tion by the citizens of Lincoln countv.
He is 55 years old and a Republican.
Earlier in life he traveled out of Port
land for a wholesale hardware house,
and was county clerk in Illinois 15
years before coming to Oregon.
Irrigation Brings Settlers.
La Grande Two hundred and fifty
thousand dollars would be a conserva
tive estin ate of the improvements that
will be made in the building of new
homes on the land roon to be placed
under irrigation just east of town.
This means 100 new homes. It is
possible and quite probable that twice
this numter of families will be build
ing new houses, barns and furnishirg
homes and farms with required stock
Market Place Provided.
Oregon City After a vain struggle
for more than 10 years to secure a
commission house for Oregon City, the
desired end hss at last been accom
plished, and there has been organised
the Oregon City Commission company,
with a capital stock of $15 000, more
than half of which has been paid in.
Articles of incorporation has been filed
in the office of County Clerk Green-man.
Governor Benson Home.
Salem Governor Benson is in his
office sgain after a vacation of a month
in San Francisco. The governor is
looking fine and ssys he feels as good
aa he looks.
Prunes Se at High Price.
Can by Clarke Brothers are prepar
ing to dry 50 tons of prunes from their
big orchard near her. The output
haa been contracted at S cents per
Railroads Building Into Central
gon Opsn Vast Tract.
Bend One more Or f gon treasure
chest haa been opened by the magic
key of transportation. With the prom
ise of a railroad for Bend interest has
suddenly centered on the opening of
the prairie-like desert land lying south
east of town.
From 15 to 80 miles from Bend is a
huge area of untouched government
land just placed under the Mondell act,
which makes possible 320 sere home
steads under certain conditions. More
than 250,000 acres of as good wheat
land as thst offered by any dry farm
ing country are opened to settlement
on this "high desert" as it is general
ly known by ranchers. All of the land
is vaid to be level and practically free
from rock, with water everywhere pro
curable at depths varying from 10 to
Although the great value of this vir
gin stretch of country has long been
recognized, St has hitherto been im
practicable to open it for wheat rais
ing, no matter what the yield may be
without transportation to the markets.
It is a curious phenomena that
abundant water supply for wells should
be found in a country apparently so
entirely dry. In one place it is re
ported that a three foot hole scratched
out by coyotes became a tiny well. At
a dozen places in the Deschutes coun
try springs bubble up in the midst of
arid dust unaccountable except by
subterranean river passages in the
lava rock. A dosen miles from Bend,
and as msny from water, is a great
rave, perpetually full of ice, well illus
trating the erratic pranks of Dame
Nature, when she fashioned Central
Boise-Coos Road Incorporated.
Salem Articles of incorporation of
the Boise & Western railway have been
filed in the office of the secretary of
state. The purpose of the corporation
is to construct a railroad from Boise,
Idaho, to Marshfield, Or. The incor
porators are : C. W. Mallet William
N. Hanley and J. W. McCullock.
Power is conferred upon the new cor
poration to condemn rights of way, to
acquire property and to contract for
the construction of a railroad and
operate it after it hs been construct
ed. The capital stock of the enter
prise is $50,000. The managing offices
of the railroad are to be in Portland.
Wallowa Sugar Beets Good.
Wallows The sugar beet fields of
this county have been investigated by
the representatives of the Amalgamate
1 Sugar company. Job Pingree, gen-e-al
field superintendent, and J. F.
Wbeatstone, an experienced field work
er for the company, highly compliment
ed Foreman T. W. Workman on the
work be baa accomplished. If suffi
cient land can be secured the growing
of beets will be continued in this
county by the company.
Union Ships Poles.
Union L. M. Sturgill is filling a
contract for five cars of 35 foot poles
for Boise. The poles are being hauled
out Shipment will take place as fsst
as cars can bo bad.
Butter City creamery, extras, 85c;
fancy outside creamery, 30fi34c; store.
ziqizc. outer rat prices average
1 He per pound less than regular butter
Eggs Oregon ranch, candled, 30
Sic per dozen.
Poultry Hera, 15f(?15'c; fprinj?,
16il6)c; roosters, miOe; ducks,
young, 14 Hc; geese, young, 10c: tur
keys, 20c; squabs, $1.75rn2 per dozen.
Fork Fancy, 10M1 0,4c per pound,
Veal Extra, WnlOc per pound.
wneat uiuestem. 94c; club. 840i
85c; red Russian, 82c; valley. 89c;
nre. 84c; Turkey red, 84c; fortyfold.
Barley Feed, $26.5Cft27; brewing.
$27.50 per ton.
Hay Timothy, Willamette valley.
$13(?iI5 per ton; Eastern Oregon.
$16.60W17.50; alfalfa. $14; clover.
$14; cheat $13(14.50; grain hay.
Fruits Apples, $1(?2.25 per box:
pears, $1. 25M 1.50; peaches, 50cfd
$1.10 per crate; cantaloupes, 60c($2:
plums, Z5fi i be per box ; watermelons.
lftrlc per pound; grspes, 75c(r
$1.25; casabaa. $1.75fti2.
rotatoes si per sack; sweet pota
toes, z'4e per pound.
Onions New, $1 25 per sack.
Vegetables Beans, 4r.i 5c per pound :
cabbage, lfnl4c; cauliflower. 75cfi
$1.25 perdozen; celery. 50cri$l; corn,
IMiZO?; cucumbers, J0(ii25e; onions,
12M?15c: peas. 7c per pound; pep-
pert. 661 10c; pumpkins. l(iile:
squash. 6e; radishes. 15c per dosen;
tomatoes, 40i 60c per box.
Hops 1909 contracts. 21c; 1908
erop, 16c; 1907 crop, 12c; 1906 crop,
Wool Eastern Oregon, 1 6(i?23c per
pound; valley, 23425e; mohair.
Cattle Steers, top, $4.50; fair to
good, $44.25; common. $3.75(34;
cows, top, $3.25; fair to good. $3(4
S.25; common to medium. $2.50xf
f75; calves, top, $6i5.50; heavy,
$3.50614; bulla, 1202.25; stags, $2.50
Hogs Beet $3.25619.50; fair to
good. $7.758; stackers, $66J7; China
fata. $7.60i S.
Sheep Top wethers, $4: fair to
good, t3.50j.75: ewes. He less on
all grades; yearlings, best $4; fair
to good, $3.50613.75; spring lambs,
I Orchards I
fc We will sell a limited amount of land and set the w
Jjj. same to peaches, apples or pears, care for the
same for three years paying all taxes and other
expenses. For terms address
j R. R. WOOD, Secretary.
FRANK SLOAN, Superintendent
Columbia Land Co.,
jjg. PortltnJ, Ore.
Louis Scholl jr.,
For Reliable Fire Insurance, Surveying,
Notary Public and Real Estate.
Phone Main 27
Bridge St., Echo, Or.
We Want to Buy
WHEAT, OATS, BARLEY, RYE
And Will Pay the Highest Market Price.
Our Mill is again ready to run, having been
Henrietta Milling & Grain Co.
. ECHO, OREGON
NEW LIVERY STABLE
C. R. Bonney & Sons, Props.
New Rigs New Harness
KEW WHIPS, NEW ROBES, NEW HORSES
A SNARE OF THE PATRONAGE SOLICITED
TI-IE IDLE IIOTJR
Hell Norman, Prop.
Cigars, Tobaccos, Nuts, Candies, Soft Drinks. Etc.
Pool nnd Billiards
Lunch Counter In The Rear
Shaving, Haircut! in, Shampooing
Everything First Class
Dath Room In Connection. Glw9 n, m XrU1
Hotel Echo Tonsorial Parlors
KUIUH I STEWUT, Prop.
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