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THE ECHO REGISTER, ECHO, OREGON.
FBIDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 1909
BRIEF NEWS OF
THE PAST WEEK
Condensed Dispatches from All Parts
of the Two Hemispheres.
Interesting Evtntt from Outside the
Stat Pre tented In a Mannar to
Catch tht Eya of tha Busy Reader
Matters of National, Historical
and Commercial Importance.
Peary has arrived at Sydney, N. S.
on his way home.
Damage to crops by the Southern
storm will reach $1,000,000.
Government troops of Paraguay have
been repulsed by revolutionists.
Twelve deaths are now reported from
the storm which swept the Gulf states.
Dr. Cook has reached New York' and
received a tremendous ovation on land
in;. Maxine Elliott, the actress, says
Kin Edward is "chsrmingly4 delight
ful." Claus Spreckels' sons have engaged
in a legal war over the division of the
Ex-Governor Pardee, of California,
has started another attack on Secretary
The Poetofllce department has order
ed a 12-cent stamp. It will bear a
likeness of Henry Clay.
A new tribe of Eskimo have been
found on Prince Albert Land. They
are very tall and reaembple the North
The cruiser Colorado had to put in at
Honolulu on account of bad boilers.
They have been replaced and the vessel
will proceed on the Asiatic cruise.
Ex-Vice President Fairbanks is in
New York is seeking a good, live
candidate for mayor.
A trial trip will be made of the bat
tleship Delaware October 20.
The trial of Patrick Calhoun has
ben continued until September 27.
The Wabash Railway company has
uceeded in gaining entrance into Pitta
burg. Forester Pinchot says he has no
quarrel with Bellinger and that he
will not resign.
The Spanish troops have gained an
other victory over the Moors, driving
them back with heavy losses.
One of the leading educators of the
University of Chicsgo, has accepted a
position with the Chinese Imperial uni
The volcano Kilauea, Hawaiian
islands, is exceedingly active. The
lava is rising fast and is only 100 feet
from the rim of the crater.
Ecuador will no doubt furnish a good
market for machinery during the com
ing year, as new factories and rail
roads are being constructed and con
tracts for new public improvements
are being let.
Governor Johnson, of Minnesota, has
suffered a relapse and lies at death's
The national convention of bankers
has declared against postal savings
The high court "of St Petersburg is
passing out wholesale sentences on the
mere word of spies.
Y. Ucbida, now Japanese ambassa
dor to Austria, will be transferred to
the United States.
Western Canada" trades unions are
making a fight against using Oriental
labor on the railroads.
In a speech at Winona, Minn., Pres
ident Taft declared the present tariff
law the best the country ever had.
The steamer Nicholas, en route from
Havana to Cienfuegoa. went ashore on
the Isle of Pines and 29 lives were lost.
The Great Northern and St. Paul
promise a 56-hour schedule from Chi
cago to Seattle in the fight for mail
Dr. Cook says he has records which
will provve he wss at the Pole and will
convince the skeptics as soon as he
reaches the United States.
The Interstate Commerce commis
sion will investigate the reasons for
the Santa Fe withdrawing its offer to
put on a fast mail train to the Pacific
A temrerance wave is sweeping over
London's new non-tip hotel is mak
ing a great hit.
The forest fires in Southern Califor
nia continue to grow.
Governor Johnson's physicians an
nounce that be will recover.
Peary says he will be glad to refer
the Pole controversy to an arbitration
A new pretender to the Persian
throne has appeared and troops have
ben sent to sup press him.
The Russian cabinet has decided that
tha ctar is supreme in all matters ro
tating to the army and navy.
Walter . Clark, tha new governor
of Alaska, ears there must bo peace
between the rival political parties.
Two Los Angeles men, both over 80,
fought over a woman who ia 75. One
of the combatants la in the hospital.
PREPARING FOR CONGRESS.
Display of Dry Farming Products Ar
riving at Billings.
Billings. Mont, Sept .22. While
farmers throughout the West are pre
paring samples of their products for
display at the International Dry Farm'
ing exposition which will be held here
October 25-29 in connection with the
Fourth Dry Farming congress, the
Montana board of control is rushing
work on the exhibit hall where the re
sults of dry farming operations will be
exhibited in ocular demonstration of
the success of intelligent application
of scientific principles in practical ag
For the main division of the exposi
tion, the local committee has secured
the wool warehouse, one of the largest
buildings in Billings. The building is
60 by 160 feet and is located along the
railroad tracks in the center of the city.
Its barn like interior is being trans
formed from the unsesthetic crudities
of warehouse architecture into an at
tractive exposition hall by a force of
carpenters and decorators. Two high
partitions will divide thb room into
three compartments, or large aisles,
with a total of 92,000 square feet of
wall space. At the base of each parti
tion and around the walls of the entire
building, shelves are being built which
will give nearly 4,000 square feet of
space, making a total or approximately
96,000 square feet of available exhibit
The grains and grasses and other
products which are to be displayed on
the walls and threshed grains, roots,
fruits and vegetables will be shown on
the shelves. A false ceiling is being
nut in 14 feet from tha floor and deco-
! rsied with bunting and flags. The
walls will have a background of black
cloth. When the exhibits are in place,
the gold and green of grains and grass
es outlined against the black back
ground and the red, white and blue of
the national colors upon the ceiling and
about the walls, will make a picture of
striking artistic effectiveness.
The floor space will be divided into
20 foot squares and above the center of
each square will pe an are light
Exhibits are already beginning to
arrive and are being placed in the ex
FAVORS CORPORATION TAX.
President Taft Says It Is Better Than
Denver, Sept 22. Making his way
still further to the West, President
Taft arrivedjin this city yesterday af
ternoon, and last night, in the Denver
auditorium, where a year ago 'William
J. Bryan was nominated as his oppon
ent in the presidential race, he faced a
crowd of thousands that in its noisy
welcome and continuous enthusiasm re
called some of the scenes of convention
President Taft switching from his
purpose to discusa the conservation of
natural resources, last night took up
the corporation tax and defended it
against the proposition to impose a di
rect ioncome tax, which be said seemed
likely to pass the senate when the cor
poration tax waa devised as a compro
mise. The president strongly urged,
however, that the states ratify the pro
posed income tax amendment to the
constitution in order to make such a
tax available in time of necessity.
The president declared that the cor
poration tax was in itself the best form
of income tax that could be levied, and
pointed out that it contained many of
the best features of the income tax law
of England. The president declared it
would be possible so to smend the cor
poration tax as to include within its
scope every desired feature of an in
come tax except the levy upon incomes
erived from actual salary and profes
The president said he opposed direct
income tax except in caaes of emerg
ency and he believed it to be a prime
fault in the Federal constitution that
no provision is made for a direct levy
to meet wartime or other extraordinary
Hill Says Leader Is Lost.
St Paul. Sept 22. James J. Hill.
chairman of the board of directors of
the Great Northern Railway company,
said today of Governor Johnson : "He
possessed many of the qualities of a
leader combined with kindly deposition
and a pleasant appearance. His abili
ty was illustrated by his career, com
ing, as he did, from the lowest stratum
of the social structure to the highest
And bis life's work with its results
were not matters of accident. They
were due to his perseverance and abil
Former Preacher Fills Job.
St Paul, Sept 22. Adolph C Eber-
hnrt, who, by the death of Governor
Johnson, becomes the chief executive
of the state, was born in Sweden, 38
years ago, but came to Minnesota in
1881. He attended the public schools
and was afterward graduated from
Gustavus Adolphus college, at St
Peter, as a minister of the Gospel.
Soon after his graduation Mr. Eberhart
abandoned church work and took up the
study of law.
Bis Land Deal Recorded.
Merced, Cel., Sept 22. One of the
largest land deals recorded in this sec
tion of California was completed to
day, when the C. W. Wooster com
pany, of San Francisco, took a bond on
the Chowchilla ranch, 14 miles south
of Merced. The ranch contains 108,
000 acres and the deal is said to have
involved more than $1,000,000. The
Wooster company plans to irrigate the
tract and colonise it
NEWS ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST
MAMMOTH IN OREGON.
Bones of Prehistoric Animal Are of
Pendleton After lying undisturbed
for untold centuries, the skeleton of
some monstrous prehistoric animal has
been disinterred on the Orville Elder
ranch, in Stage gulch, 18 miles north
west of here. Judging from the site
of the bones which have been uncover
ed, the animal must have weighed
To convince the skeptical Elder
brought in a tooth which he removed
from the back part of the right jaw
bone. The molar is 14 inches in length,
is more than eight inches thick at the
largest point and has a chewing surface
seven by three and a quarter inches.
While the tooth is in a fairly good
state of preservation, the other bones
are not strong enough to bear their
own weight and are easily crushed in
the fingers. There are several pieces
six and eight feet long. One of the
peculiar features of the skeleton was
the remnant of what was evidently a
rhinoceros-like horn on the snout This
is only 8 or 10 inches in length, but
might have been much longer in life.
Umpqua Peara Have Record.
Roseburg With a banner 25 feet
long, bearing the words "Umpqua Val
ley Peara ahipped by the W. C. Hard
ing Land company," a carload of
D'Anjou and Clargeau pears left Rose
burg a few days ago for New York
city. The fruit waa raised by Dr.
George A. Bradburn, on bis Edenbower
orchard. The shipment comprised 660
boxes, for which Mr. Bradburn receiv
ed $1,486, or $2.25 per box. So far
as known this is the highest price ever
paid the grower for Umpqua valley
peers, and higher than Rogue river
valley ia aaid to have received so far
Electric Road for Silverton.
Oregon City An electrie line extend
ing from Oregon City to Mulino, on the
Molalla river, has secured franchise
from the city council and seems likely
to be built at once. The ultimate ter
minus of the line ia thought to be Sil
verton. The franchise allows the line
to operate on a level with Main street
instead of from the hill back from the
river, thus overcoming the last obstacle
urged by Mr. Swift who hss been ac
tive in promoting the project Surveys
will now be made from the top of the
hill to water level and the business
district, and from Mulino on to Silver
ton. Rush Railroad Work.
Nehalem--Railroad work is in full
swing on the line from Garabaldi, on
Tillamook bay, to 10 miles above Ne
halem City. Along this stretch of
road are IS camps and about 800 men
employed. A wagon road is being
built up the south fork of the Nehalem
river, on which supplies are being car
ried to the camps. The Wakefield con
tract of 20 milea, from Tillsmook City
to tbe mouth of the Nehalem river at
Nehalem Bay park, will be completed
by November 1.
Build Springfield Bridge.
Eugene Al Welch, general mana
ger of the plants controlled by tbe
Northwestern corporation, which re
cently took over the holdings of the
Willamette Valley company and kin
dred organisations, is here arrsnging
to resume work on the big bridge
across the Willamette river at Spring
field for the Portland, Eugene & East
ern railway. This bridge waa started
two years ago, but work was stopped
when the financial crash came.
Brick Blocks at Cottage Grove.
Cottage Grove Cottage Grove now
has five brick business buildings under
construction and another is to be
started in a short time. Ed Venske,
who recently purchased a lot on Main
street is preparing to erect a modern
structure 60x96 feet one story, with
arrangements for an additional story
to be added when needed. This build
ing is to be occupied by a large furni
ture store when completed.
Buys Milton Apples.
Milton William Gibson. Sr.. of tbe
Gibson Fruit company, of Chicago,
was in the city recently and closed a
contract with the Milton Fruit Grow
era' union to take all the apples this
season at $2 per box, f. o. b. Milton.
A few years ago Walla Walla valley
apples were practically unknown in
Eastern markets, but since they are
receiving recognition it is bard to sup
ply the demand.
Rich Young Orchard.
Cottage Grove. J. D. Jdnet, of Cot-t.-itfo
irove, ha a 10 acre trart net out
to fall and winter apples. The or
chard is three years old. The state
on-hardist was in this section a few
day ago. and after inwting tbe or
chard told Mr. Jones it waa one of the
twit ia thi tate. Thi orchard lies
Miithat of Cottage Grove, and is not
Big Farm Land Rental.
Kngone. James Kbbert, of this city,
own JISOO acre of land in Whitmaa
county, Washington, all cultivated to
grain. He h jut nettled with his
tenants, and his share of the profits Is
about 23.0OO. or Irt.TO per arre. Mr.
Kbbert rents his land for one-third the
crop, delivered ia the warehouse.
Peara 800 Boxes Psr Acre.
Sheridan Roy Graves' pear orchard
brought him 800 boxes per acre, for
which there baa been good demand.
FROM THE STATE OF OREGON
WILL WATER PROJECT.
Private Company Will Take Up Mal
Ontario Tbe second turning down of
tbe Malheur project by the government
baa not materially affected business
here. Such action had been antici
Ibe Bolse-Uwynee High Line com
pany is willing to extend its cans! to
the Malheur river, providing land own
era will sign contracts. Another pri
vate company is making preparations
to water 30,000 acers above Vals by
conserving the flood waters of Bully
creek. This company, claimed to be
Washington capitalists, has purchased
the L. J. Seevey and O. Johnson
rancnes on Bully creek ror a reservoir
site. This almost natural reservoir
can be made complete by putting in a
dam 100 feet high, or higher if neces
sary. The canyon here is not much
over 100 feet wide and ore and rock
for the dams can be drawn from the
There is considerable talk or organ
ising an irrigation district for the pur
pose of watering lands in the vicinity
of Ontario and Vale not already under
canals, and the Upper Dead Ox fiat
while landowners of the Lower Dead
Ox fiat are arranging to secure water
from the Snake river by means of
Stockmen After Alfalfa.
Newbridge About all the hay in
Eagle and Pine valleys has been bought
up by stockmen, the price for alfalfa
being from $6 to $7 per ton. After
cutting three crops of alfalfa each
year the farmers sell their mesdows to
cattlemen for pasture, the price in a
iew instances being as high aa $5 per
acre. Under the present reserve sys
tem stockmen must have their stock
off the range by a certain time each
fall, hence tbe green alfalfa fields are
in good demand for early fall pastur
Accredited List Increased.
University of Oregon, Eugene High
schools and colleges recently placed on
the accredited list of tbe university of
uregonare: Tbe College Preparatory
school, of Ashland, W. T. Van Scoy,
president; The Columbia Junior Uni
versity, academy, Milton, Or., W. H.
Martin, president, and the Drain High
school, Drain, Or., A. J. Garland, su
perintendent Grsduates of these
schools will be admitted to the univer
sity without examination.
Canby Ships Many Hogs.
Canby The large produce and farm
shipments being made from Canby
this fall are attracting attention. Re
cently one train took out an express
shipment of 8,000 pounds, or four tons,
of dressed hogs, all bound for tbe Port
land market The Canby product is
always in demand, being grain fat
tened and extra fine.
Make Federal Building Larger.
Pendleton Pendleton's new Federal
building ia to be made large enough to
house the Federal court and attaches,
the Northwest headquarters of the Fed
eral bureau of animal industry, as well
as tbe postoffice. This is tbe announce
ment that has just been made here.
Wheat Bluestem, 97c; club, 87c;
red Russian, 85 c; valley, 90c; fife,
87c; Turkey red, 87c; 40-fold, 89)c
Barley Feed, $26.50; brewing,
$27.50 per ton.
Hay Timothy, Willamette valley,
$15C416 per ton; Eastern Oregon, $17
(.118; alfalfa. $14; clover, $14; cheat,
$13ii l4 60; grain hay, $15tfl6.
Butter City creamery, extras, 86c;
fancy outaide creamery, 33fi,36c; store,
21$ 22c per pound. Butter fat prices
average 1 he per pound under regular
Eggs Oregon ranch, candled, 81
82c per doxen.
Poultry Hens, 15 J fill 6c per pound;
springs, 15Vil6c; roosters, 9rtl0c;
ducks, young, He; geese, young,
10c; turkeys, 20c; squabs, $1,7562
Pork Fancy, 10c per pound.
Veal Extra, lOoilOc per pound.
Fruits Apples, $l(ii2.25 per box;
pears, 50cfti$1.25; peaches, 65cr!$1.25
per crate; cantaloupes, 50c((i$1.50;
plums, 25((75c per box; watermelons,
1611 Jie per pound; grapes, 60cfa$1.25
per batket; cassbss, $1.60(t2 psr
crate; quinces. $1.50 per box.
Potatoes $1 per ssck; sweet pota
toes, 2(ri24e per pound.
Onions $1.25 per sack.
Vegetables Beans, 4(d 5c per pound;
csbbsge, 1(31 14C, cauliflower, 75c(t
$1.25 per dozen ; celery, 60cta$l ; com,
1520c; cucumbers, 10(a25c; onions,
12ai5e: peas, 7c per pound ; pep
pers, 5il0e: pumpkins, - title:
squash, 5c; tomatoes, 85(i40c per box.
Hope 1909 Fugglee, 20c per pound;
clusters, nominal, 1908 crop, 17c;
1907 crop, 12c; 1906 crop, 8c
Wool Eastern Oregon, 16f23e per
pound; valley, 23i25c: mohair.
choice, 23(ii 25c.
Cattle Steers, top. $4.25 fair to
good, $4; common, $3 50623.75; cows,
top, I3.25&3.50; fair toguod,$3
3.25; common to medium, $2,60(2.75;
calves, top, $5o5.50; heavy, $3.50
04; bulla, $2(i2.f.5: stags, $2,506; 3.
Hogs Best $8; fair to rood, $7.75
6i7.85; stackers, $6(?7; China fata,
Sheep Top wethers, $4; fair to
good, f3.50tiS.?5; ewes, e lees on
ail grades: yearlings, best $4; fair to
good, $3.50(4 3.75; spring lambs, f 5tij
I Orchards I
I For Sale
We will sell a limited amount of land and set the &
same to peaches, apples or pears, care for the
same for three years paying all taxes and other
expenses. For terms address
I Columbia Land Co., I
$- R. R. WOOD, Secretary.
i FUANK SLOAN, Superintendent
. Psrtlut, On.
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
Henrietta Milling & Grain Co.
I NEW LIVERY STABLE 1
C. R. Bonney & Sons, Props.
New Rigs, New Harness
NEW WHIPS, NEW ROBES, NEW HORSES
A SHADE OF THE PATBON ABE SAIICITPn
j THE IDLE; HOUR jj
Hell florman, Prop.
Cigars, Tobaccos, Nuts, Candies, Soft Drinks. Etc.
t Lunch Counter In The Rear I
Shaving, Haircut! in, Shampooing
Everything Firet Claee
Bath Room. In Connection. Give as a Trial
Hotel Echo Tonsorial Parlors
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