The Echo register. (Echo, Umatilla County, Or.) 190?-1909, September 24, 1909, Image 1

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Dr. Coe Tells a Few Things About
Echo tnd Stinfield.
The Doctor Offers t Few Suggestions
And Gets Down to the Kernel of
The Subject which He Discussed.
"I regret to note the feeling
of resentment upon the par of
some of my able assistants and
associates at Stanfield regarding
the attitude of Echo people
toward our great irrigation en
enterprise and I am doing all I
can to quiet down this feeling.
The people of Echo are an
honest, God fearing lot, as a
whole, and strfctly honest, and
when they knock us they are
doing what they believe to be a
duty, and Jfor one, I have no
resentment," said Dr. Coe in an
interview Tuesday.
"One of our people yesterday
said, when we began to run
water in the ditch and it broke
every other day as any new
ditch will do, the Echo people
would take prospective buyers
around behind some .building
and explain that no ditch could
be made to hold in this soil.
"When the ditch began to
season and hold they then said
it was too small. When we in
creased its size they said wo
had no water. When we talked
reservoir they said it would not
be built.
"When the substantial charac
ter of this structure became
manifest they said even with
plenty of water the frost
will kill fruit raising in this
' "Now that they hear that
people are able to fight frost if
it ever should trouble us as they
do in the frost belt of Colorado
by smudge pots and where they
this year have gotten $2000 to
$2,500 an acre ofT their peaches
because they are in a frost belt
and smudged while peaches
everywhere else were a failure
I wonder what next?
' "In a careless way," said Dr.
Coe, "one might be led to be
lieve that Echo is mischevious
in her attacks on( our irrigation
project, but I do not so believe.
"I believe Echo people are
honest and that they are seek
ing to kill off our enterprise be
cause they do not believe in
good coffee
fruit raising or high priced
"Your people here have grown
up with the country. The
country for forty years has been
a wheat and stock country.
You are educated to those lines
of enterprise. You have grown
up therein and as such you "do
not believe in other uses of your
"The fight which you have
made upon us which resulted
in the opening up of Stanfield is
one of absolute convictions of
honesty. It has been a matter
of conscience with you. You
oppose high prices in lands as
you would any other thing
which you believed to be one of
"Almost any other community
ill! . .
wun uie growtn wmcn it was
receiving as a result of the
hundreds of thousands of dollars
of trade we were bringing you
would have talked nicely about
our enterprise when they do not
believe in us. But if they felt
as you did in your souls they
would have been dishonest in
not knocking us as you have
"And so I have no ill will
against you because you were
down; the Stanfield influence is
trying to put values into the
"By May 1st we will have all
our lands sold. We will have
set into motion a movement
towards this end of the valley
which will then ever be but be
ginning. It will not stop with
our lands, but the demands for
lands will be enormous. These
new people will land at Stan
field, and fret its optimism and
its ideas of land values from
that point, and with our lands
all gone this horde of buyers
must go into the nearby lands
across the river. Like a rolling
snowball this demand will in
crease and prices grow every
where. Every acre within 20
miles of Stanfield since our ad
vent into the county is worth
from $10 to $30 an acre more.
This is but the beginning.
"On Monday, while the wind
was blowing, I sold a 3-acre
tract at Stanfield for $1500
This same land I offered in
March for $000 and had no
"In our project, within a year
land at $400 an acre, will be a
bargain. Our work will bring
every acre around Echo which
can be irrigated up to $300 an
acre, which now is perhaps
offered at $100.
"Those who come to Echo
hear the fight for low priced
lands; those who come to Stan
field hear the fight for high
The freshness and cleanliness fifth
food grocery is so noticable that after
yon make comparison you will be a
steady customer You are invited to
call and inspect our stock : : :
priced lands.
"It seems to me certain ihat
Stanfield must win this fight."
When asked what the building
up of Stanfield would be as an
influence on Echo, the doctor
"In the long run Echo is to
grow. The first effect of the
removal from Echo to Stanfield
of many of your leading busi
ness people will be discouraging
to Echo if a broad view is not
"It should be remembered
that if a merchant leaves here,
it will mean more business here
to him who remains, and after
all it is the property of the resi
dents, rather than their number,
which counts.
"Stanfield is to grow and
prosper. It will have as many
people as Echo by spring when
its real growth will actually
"But there is in a few years
to cotre the outgrowth of Stan
field's work for high priced
lands. These great meadows
nearby now in alfalfa will be
cut into orchards, and in every
nook and corner of the river
above Echo will be other or
chards on lands worth $500 to
$1000 an acre, and then will you
come into a larger, a greater
and Ja better period in which
Echo will then join hands with
Stanfield in a fight for higher
prices in its lands which means
the real values in the lands."
Water Supt. Borland with a
force of men has been at work
this week extending . the city
water main on Thielson street
from the wool scouring mills, to
the Henrietta Flouring mill and
the alfalfa meal mill. A fire
hydrant will also be installed
at the mills for extra fire pro
Beat Treatment for u Itiirn.
If for no other reason, Chamber
lain's Salve should be kept In every
household on account of its great val
ue in the treatment of burns. It al
lays the pain almost Instantly, and
unless the Injury is a severe one, heals
the parts without leaving a scar.
This salve is also unequalled for
chapped hands, sore nipples and dis
eases of the skin. Trice, 25 cents.
For sale by Dorn St Dorn, drugglM.
P. M. Scribner and J. W.
Meador, blacksmithing and
horseshoeing a specialty. Satis
faction guaranteed. Corner Bo
nanza and Buckley streets.
What Is Happening in and Around
Onr Schools.
Editor Audrey Wattenbuorer, Assist
ants, Ruth Godfrey atid Fee Esteb.
Our school has again begun in
earnest and many smiling faces
now fill our school rooms. We.
as students, are going to do our
best to help the teachers make
it the best school year we have
ever had in Echo.
This year we march in and out
of the building to the sound of
the drum, while last year we
kept time to the organ. We
also have an electric bell, oper
ated by Mr. Keeler, which is
heard throughout Jthe building
This bell is used as a signal to
go and come from a recitation,
and also in getting ready for
We have a fine Ninth grade
class this year, consisting of our
Eighth grade class of last year,
of which we were so proud, and
some new pupils, while ourj
Eleventh grade consists of two
girls, Ruth Clark and Audrey
The school in the Spike dis
trict did not begin Monday, as
was intended, on account of the
new building being not quite
completed, but it will begin
The enrollment of our school
this, week is as follows: Misses
Mayme and Koberta'Rippey, 41;
Miss Vanander, 80; Miss Winni
ford, 34; Messrs. Keeler and
Cannon. 48.
We have a fine bookkeeping
class this year, consisting of 10
pupils, five girls and five boys.
If anyone is in need of a book
keeper, near the close of school,
let them apply at the front door
of the Echo High School.
Our school yard was kept in
fine shape during the summer
by our faithful janitor, Mr.
Thornton, and as a result there
are sever;! young trees growing
around over the yard which Mr.
Thornton intends to plant in a
suitable place this coining
The boys have a fine play
ground this year where they had
the baseball diamond during the
summer. That is also the site
for the new school . building on
which work will begin next
week. -
Our library will be open next !
week and pupils will be free to
take books home under the same :
rules we had Jast year. If any !
one has any of the library books,
at home, would they please be j
kind enough to return them as j
we have a few missing !
A number of young eople
met at the home of Mr. Koontz
- - - A.
Monday evening for the purpose
of re-organizing the Epworthj
League and electing new offi-1
cerg. The following officers!
were elected:
President, Audrey Watten-!
burger; first vice-president. Miss!
Briggs; second vice-president,!
Rnth Clark; third vice president, j
Addie Cates; fourth vic-prei- j
dent, Delia Robertson; secretary j
Vina Ilouser; treasurer. Earl
Cates; organist, Addie Cates.
There will be league Sunday
evening at 7 o'clock to which
Mrs. P. C. Nelson, who has
been at the Avis home the past
two weeks having her eyes
treated by Dr. P. 11. Dorn, as a
result of a severe sfalding, has
returned to her home on Butter
creek. Although badly burned
she will not lose the sight of
either eye.
Sparks from an east-bound
freight train Monday morning
set fire to two stacks of alfalfa
hay belonging to Chris Roberts,
who lives about four miles east
of Echo. They were completely
consumed. It is a serious loss
to the owner.
Last Monday evening the
ladies of Henrietta Rebekah
Lodge No. 30. 1. O. O. P., spent
a very pleasant evening in the
I. O. O. P. hall. The following
program was rendered:
Piano duet, Madames Vivian
Bonney and Blanche Brown.
Paper as to the founding of
the order, Mrs. T. G. Smith.
Recitation, Miss Laura Bon
ney. Violin and piano duet, Mrs.
Vivian Bailey and Dr. A. Reid.
After the program all spent
an hour in playing different
games and those who did not
care to play gathered them
selves off in the corners and
visited in the old time way.
The conclusion was light re
freshments, such as watermelon,
cake and punch. All had a
good time. , . ,
The Ep worth League gave a
lawn party Thursday evening at
the home of J. II. Koontz. The
evening was pleasantly spent
in the usual pastimes of such
parties. Lemonade and cake
was served.
A Sprained Ankle.
As usually treated a sprained ankle
will diabie t lie injured person for a
month or more, Imf bv aiuililnir
('lianilerlaln's Liniment and olserv-
Inif t lie directons with each bottle
raillifuliy, a cure may, in most cases,
le ctTected in less than one week's
time. Tliis liniment, is a most, re
markable preparation; try It for a
sprain or a bruise, or when laid up
with chronic or muscular rheuma
tism, and you are certain to be de
lighted with the prompt relief which
It affords. For sa'e by Horn & I Kirn.
Just received
and designs. I
wants. Come in
over. Prices 2
it ECHO,
The Lisle Co.
Echo, Ore.
New Line of
I Buggies
1 Hacks
j Kitchenware
Nickel Plated
1 Pocket Knives
Swell Line of
cut s
We have a few Collar Pads I
I and Halters left
The Lisle Co.
Echo, Ore.
60,000 all kinds f
can supply your I
and look them
for 5c to 80c each
we urge you all to attend.