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DEATH WATCH BY
Long Tight for Life Lost by Governor
Three Times Elected Chief Executive
of His State and Was Candidate
for Democratic Nomination for
President of United States End
Comes at Early Hour,
Rochester, Minn., Sept 21. Govern
or John A. Johnson, three times elected
governor of Minnesota and a candidate
for the Democratic nomination for the
presidency of the United States, and
looked upon by many as the possible
Democratic standard bearer in 1912,
died at St Mary's hospital here at S :25
o'clock this morning following an oper
ation last Wednesday.
Death watch was kept at the bedside
of Governor John A. Johnson all day
yesterday. Mrs Johnson and two at
tending physicisns sst by the dying
man, hourly expecting the end. At in
tervals bulletins were issued, and each
message from the sickroom was less
hopeful than the one preceding.'
In the early morning Dm. Charles
and William Mayo issued the first bul
"Governor Johnson has not made
natural progress: bis condition is
grave;" it read, and waiting friends
at once stormed the hospital for fur
At 2:30 p. m. word came from the
sick room that the governor had teen
in a semi-comatose condition for two
hours. The source of this information
said the patient might continue in this
state for days, but there was slim hope
that he would live more than a few
Next came the brief bulletin, "Life
is fast ebbing."
At 1 :15 this morning Dr. Msyo said:
"There is absolutely no hope. How
ever the governor msy not die for sev
eral hours yet possibly not before 6
At 12 o'clock Governor Johnson was
conscious snd complsined of being un
comfortable. He was conscious almost
all night and evidently realized the
end was drawing near, although he
SOUTH IS STORM 'SWEPT.
Gulf Hurricane Brings Death and De
struction. New Orleans, Sept. 21. After at
taining a velocity of 60 miles an hour
at New Orleans, last night the West
Indian hurricane that struck the Louis
iana and Mississippi gulf coast was re
duced in its intensity.
It left four Cead at New Orleans and
perhaps others along the gulf coast
though no definite advices of mortality
in other sections have been thus far
The property loss in New Orleans
will exceed $100,000. Many houses
were unroofed and many frail buildings
were paitially destroyed. With all
wires down it is impossible to sscertain
the loss of life jar property along the
gulf coast The ferry steamer Assump
tion sank, but no lives were lost Much
property along the river front was
Taft Reviews Troops.
Des Moines, la.. Sept 21. With a
review of 5,200 soldiers from all over
the Middle West by President Taft yes
terday the greatest army maneuvers
and tournament in the history of the
Brigadier General Charles E. Mor
ton, commanding the department of
the Missouri, stationed at Fort Omaha,
is in commannd of the operations.
Cavalry, infantry and artillery took
part in the tournament Many valua
ble prizes are offered for the beat tac
tics, feats of horsemanship sn1 evolu
tions. The Third battali on, Sixteenth
infantry, captured first prize for wall
scaling. A record of 27 seconds was
Old English Coin Valuable.
Rich Hill, Mo., Sept 21. Tom
Brown, an English coal miner residing
at Panama, a coal camp four miles
south of this city, is the lucky holder
of a five guinea Engl sh gold piece,
dated 1691. It had been handed down
in the Brown family from one genera
tion to another nr.til now. It is valued
at $3,S&0. At least that is the otter
made by a Boston coin dealer. Only
two crdns of this denomination and
date are known to exist one having
recently been purchased by the English
To Remove Fulton's Body.'
New York, Sept 21. The surviving
grandchildren of Robert Ft:! ton, in a
letter addressed to Cornelius Vender
bilt president of the Fulton morumenr
association, sanctioned today the re
moval of Fulton's body from a vsult in
Trinity church to 'a mausoleum and
memorial tobabuiltin Riverside drive.i
The moverment for the rulton memo
rial has been under way for som tirrt
and 140,000 has been subscribed. ; Is
all it is proposed to expend $3,000,000'.
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Cubsns Are Destitute.
r Havana, Sept 2L Telegraph wires
and bridge between Havana and Pinar
del Rio are still down and consequently
it baa been Impoasibf to ascertain the
exteet of the damage, wrought by the
storm in that section. It bsa been
learned, however, that many hundreds
of peasants are destitute because of the
destruction of their huts and crops.
OTE ECHO REGISTER, ECHO, OREGON,
CANADA'S GREAT CROP.
Yield Estimated st 168,386,000 Bush
els of Wheat.
Ottawa Sept 21. An official state
ment of the grain harvest of Canada
ha just been issued by the governmeut.
It gives estimates of production, com
puted from reports of s large staff of
correspondents, and although totals are
somewhat less than those of a month
ago for wheat and barley, tbey still
show that Canada has reaped an im
The wheat crop is put down at 10S,
38(5,000 bushels, giving an average of 22
bushels an acre, and barley at 57,000,
000 bushels, or 31 bushels an acre. The
yield of oats is 355,000,000, or 3S bush
els an acre.
Ono thing is assured, that the Cana
dians have reaped the biggest and most
profitable grain crop the country ever
has produced, and with present price
tbey will have an enormous sum added
to their spending powers. It is esti
mated that a surplus of 100,000.0(10
will go into the pockets of the farmers.
TRANSFER IS URGED.
Forestry Service May Be Put Under
Washington, September 21. As a re
sult of the Pincbot-Ballinger row, the
administration may later determine to
recommend the transfer of the forest
service from tho department of agricul
ture to the department of tho interior.
Such a change ean only bo mado by act
of congress, and it probably would call
for considerable pressure from the presi
dent in order to get tho necessny au
thority, especially if Gi fiord Pine hot it
permitted to remain a& chief forester.
The forest service, in the opinion of
most Western men in congress, is mis
placed in the department of agricul
ture. It has nothing in common with
tho other bureaus of that department,
but has much in common with the gen'
era) land office and geological survey,
both of which are bureaus of the de
partment of the interior. In its pres
ent situation, the forest service is, or
until recently was, in effect an inde
pendent bureau, subject to only nominal
supervision by a eabinet officer. That
is why tho forest service was allowed
to grow up in tho agricultural detri
ment, and that is why Mr. Pinehot ha
always opposed transfer to the interior
Graft in Russia.
St. IVtc sliur;;. Sept. 21. Despite the
sei-recy of the Kussi.m" war office, a
vandal which promises to involve prom
inent ofTn-ixls in the army has leaked
out. A general in command of the
provinces had for, years been drawing
pay for the officers and the men of a
ix gun field battery which exists only
on paper. To keep the fraud from be
ing discovered, the general showed the
same battery twice to the inspecting of
ficers who visited his barracks occasion
ally. He would show one battery, then
another, and while the inspecting offi
cers were viewing the second, the first
battery would he rushed to another gar
rison, where the troopers were rein
fected. MOON DISPROVES PEARY.
Astronomer Points Out
crepancy in Story.
ROME, Sept. 21. According to the
well-known astronomer. Signor Fran
cesco Faceia da Sehio, of Bergamo, the
moon absolutely disproves Commander
Peary's claim to having discovered the
In his dispatch to the New York
Times the explorer states that April it,
having accomplished the six stages he
had planned, he iras favored with an
opening in the clouds which permitted
him to take astronomical observations.
From tln-o he established his position
as latitude S8:57.
Signor Faecia points out. however,
that unquestionably accurate astrono
mical calculations show that with t lo
horizon at !(-.7 the moon could tint be
s-nn at tie time-indicated by 'oin
niandcr IVary. because from midday.
April 5. Paris time, or 0 o'clock, central
standard time, the decliniillun i the
min, became m-catii-e, that is T.i ay,
the moon was In-low the equator, wliivii
is tl.e natural horizon of the pole.
Ryan Succeeds Rogers-
Milwaukee, Sept, 21. John I. Py.-ws.
of New York, was elected a director Of
the Chicago, Milwaukee k St. I'mf
Railroad Company today, to s'H-eed'
Henry II. Itojrer. dneMtsed. IW.naf.j
decides succeeds his father on the .i
rectorate. Rosewell Miller, Willi i
Rockefeller snd John A. Stewar were
re elected. Parid I,. P.ush was aM-iiitf.-.
ed general manager, and II. B. Kirliig,
ex-treiiersl aunerinteitdenf of th.. C!ij-cag-i,
Milwaukee & Pnget S'tntid
hrnrsch. beevnes general superintendent';
of the whole system.
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Frenchman Is Kidnaped.
SfiangW. Sept. 21. News re-i-n-d
Ssiigoa . from Tockia . recently tint a I
prominent FrerMMLreident at Hanoi had,'
rc-en ltf's8Vf"'4 Mr.J&fHrand belinz ait
to At ?taed .fCJP" Tba, a famous
urMaw. pte robbers "Wot
the vitae-ritie that' they w"iM strike
8 their cap'trc! hd aMee flrV nhM
fir'1 at'theniT' The t vVifnenj' retf.rr1
e4 Ky homing eevvf -lead kg brigands
pruoners as seeurity for h i life,
c j Paulha FCes for 85,000.
VOatend, Sept 21. Louis Psulhan, the
Fseneh aviator, flying In a Voisin bi
r.liae her today, won ri of i'WT.
He cavered 73 kilometers (45 miles)
in one rfftr. st as altitude ranging frost
'Sin to 300 feet. He made his way up
snd down tie eesst line, nsrt ef the
time, over -the Sorts Sea; la alighting
tse aviator fell into the water. He
was promptly rescued by spectators sad
HAPPENINGS GATHERED IN AND
AROUND WASHINGTON. D. C.
HEAR PACIFIC RATE CASES.
Full Interstate Commission Will Sit on
Coast in October.
Washington, Sept 17. The entire
Interstate Commerce commission will
visit the Pacific coast this fall and con
duct hearings on all complaints of rec
ord from that section. The bearings
will begin at Seattle, October 7, and
alter clearirg the Washington docket
tbe commission will move to Portland
on October 14, and to San Francisco
four days later.
Among the questions to be heard are
the allegation that various distributive
rates in the Northwest are excessive.
Testimony will also be tsken on vari
ous complaints affecting the contem
plated rearrangement of all transcon
tinental rates to Pacific coast points.
Most of the large cities have entered
complaints which will be heard. In
most instances where time permits, the
commission will hear arguments after
Among cases on which testimony will
be taken at Portland are: Oregon
Railroad commission vs. O. R. & N.
and other roads ; Farmers' Co-operative
St educational union vs. Great North
ern and others, and Astoria chamber of
commerce vs. Great Northern.
At Seattle the commission will take
up the following: Portland chamber
of commerce vs. O. R. & N. and others;
Transportation bureau, Seattle cham
ber of commerce, vs. Northern Pacific
and others: Humboldt Steamship com
pany vs. White PassA Yukon route, of
Alaska; F. S. Harmon vs. Lake Shore
& Michigan Southern railroad, and Se
attle Frog Switch company vs.
At San Francisco a long docket is to
be heard, the most important case be
ing that of the Pacific Coast Jobbers'
& Manufacturers' association vs. South
ern Pacific and other roads.
Deaf Mutes to Help.
Washington, Sept 22. Believing
that deaf mutes would mske good oper
ators for the puncturing and tabulating
machines to be used in compiling the
returns of the next census. Secretary
Nsgel, of the Department of Commerce
snd Labor, is inclined to appoint them
to such positions, if capable men ap
ply. This work requires great rare in
its performance, for the reason that
th re is no way to obtain a check on
the result and the secretary can see no
reason why the deaf and dumb should
not be especially efficient
Ballinger Denies Rumori
Washington, Sept 16. Secretary
Ballinger is suffering from sore throat
today and on the advice of bis physi
cian is not at his office. He has been
ordered to remain at home as quietly
as possible and expects to be back at
work in a day or two. He will depart
for the West Saturday and wilt meet
President Taft either at Denver or
Helena. Secretary Ballinger denies
the report that he contemplates resign
ing from the Taft cabinet as pub
lished in yesterday's dispatches.
To Sell Canal Zoe Junk.
Washington, Sept 22. At the of
fices of tbe Panama Canal commission
bids were opened today for the sale of
what remains of the old French com
pany's machinery in the' canal zone.
The amount of this junk is estimated
at over 100,000 tons, and includes old
locomotives, dump cars, barges, dredg
es and miscellaneous junk left on the
isthmus by the French, together wih
s quantity accumulated since tbe begin
ning of operations by the Americans.
Land Withdrawn From Entry.
Washington, Sept 16. The secre
tary of the interior hss withdrawn
from entry southwest quarter of sec
tion 29, township 25 south, range 14
east, in Lake county, Oregon, until the
geol gical survey ran make an exam
ination of the peculiar formation on
this I snd, known as Fortrock. If this
land mark is considered of sufficient
importance, it will be permanently re
served as a national monument
, , Irrigation Contract Awarded.
Washington, Sept. 18, A cuntraot
has been awarded D. H. Trapbagmi, of
Seattle, for the construction of tl at
portion of the distribution system of
the Tieton irrigation projeet on tbe
Natrhrs Ridge, Washington; t The
work involve tbe exeavstiop -of 11 T,
ilUi cubic yards of matesial.) Toe eon-
tragi pries was $31,600. .
Tsft's Secretary at White House.
Washington, Sept. 18. Freo" W.
Carpenter, secretary of the president
and Rudolph Punter; onVof the as
sistants ecretariee, who Were at Bever
ly, Mass., have returned to Washington
and assumed tbair duties at the White
House.- President Taft will Stall time
be in easy communication with Wash
ington, i ;..
t Spencee Eddy Resigns;
Washington, gept 1. The State
dV parttnerrt today feeeived the reslgr.a
tiorvof Spencer Eddy, of Illinois, min
ister to' Roumania' an Kervis. Mr.
Eddy's wife, Is tbe daughter of John
D. Sprecfcels, of San Dieyo. ' 111 health
is given as tbe cause for Eddy's- resig
nation. ' 'Ha Defended John Surfstt.
''Washington, Sept 16. Judge W.
F. Morris, former chief Justice of the
court of appeals for tbe District of
Columbia, died today, aged 74 years.
Jodge 'Morris defended John H. Sur
raU, one of the alleged conspirators
against President Lincoln.
SILETZ SEEKING PATENTS.
Court of Equity Is Hearing Oregon
Washington, Sept. 21. Proceedings
looking to compelling the patenting of
me lung suspended Silets homestead en
tries in Oregon were begun in tho court
or equity in this city today. Stcarman
& i.ouguran, local representatives of A,
. Lufferty, of Portland, filed a bill in
equity praying for en order restraining
tho secretary of the interior and tho
commissioner of tbe general land office
Irom promulgating final decisions now
in course of preparation, directing the
cancellation of tho entries in question
until tho final hearing on a bill for a
mandatory injunction compellinir tho is
suance of final receivers' receipts as of
uaies or reception or tin a I and commu
tation proofs at tho Portland laud of
fice. These cases wero adjudicated by the
interior tiepanmeni upon cements filed
against entries long after the lapse of
two years irom tne dates on which
proofs wero received st the Portland
office, and it is contended by counsel
for the claimants that tho department
acted without its power in authorizing
proceedings under contests filed after
Hint period, it being argued that sub
mission to the register and receiver of
proofs, regular in form and unob cc
tionnble, entitled tho clnimants to final
receiver's receipts on the dates when
such proofs enmo in tho hands of the
register, and the receiver had later. It
is alleged, defaulted in his duty under
a law in withholding the issuance of
such certificates at that time.
Counsel contend that the iasuance of
receiver's certificates was a ministerial
act, which might have been compelled
by mandamus, inasmuch as the proofs
when received at tho Portland office
were unobjectionable. Had the certifi
cates been issued when the proofs were
presented at Cortland, the contests
brought more than two years after the
making of proofs would have been
tarred by the provisions of the act of
March 3, 1S9I.
DROP MALHEUR PROJECT.
No Funds Available to Continue Irri
Washington, Sept. 18. It was an
nounced today that the government
will not at the present time undertake
the construction of the Malheur irriga
Secretary Ballinger, though anxious
to help settlers in the Malheur con
tract country, finds after a study of
the entire irrigation situation, that
the condition of the reclamation fund
will not now justify the adoption of
any new projects. Many millions of
dollars, in addition to what is at pres
ent available, are needed to complete
projects in course of construction and
as the adoption of new projects would
seriously interfere with finishing what
has been heretofore undertaken, it has
been decided temporarily to lay aside
all applications for new work. This
decision is approved by President Tsf t
The queetion whether or not the
Malheur project shall be built by pri
vate enterprise has not been passed
upon, and probably will depend largely
upon the attitude of landowners. How
long it will be before the Malheur pro
ject can be undertaken bv the govern
ment is purely a matter of conjecture.
Controve.sy in Congress Next.
Washington, Sept. 16. No matter
what the decision of President Taft
may be in the Bsllinger-Pinchot con
troversy, that the row will be a sub
ject for congressional investigation
next winter is practically assured. A
preliminary investigation of the prin
cipal features of the controversy will
tart in a few days, when the senate
committee on Indian affairs junkets
through the Northwest to inquire into
conditions on the Indisn reservations.
New Governor of Porto Rico.
Washington. Setit. 16. It waa an.
nounced tonight that the president
would appoint George It. Col ton, of
the District of Columbia, as governor
of Porto Rico. . Mr. C-dton first went
to the Philippines ss lieutenant colonel
ef a Nebraska regiment After that
he was made collector of customs at
Manila. This office he now holds.
having come tome on leave of absence
to assist the bureau of insular affairs
in preparing tl.e Philippine tariff bill.
Riding Test Is Criticized.
Washington, tv nt 22. The Roose
velt riding test .'or the officers of the
army is a detrinnt to the service,
rather than an aid in efficiency. This,
In substance, is tile severe crit cism of
the tests made by General Albert L
Mye r, commanding the Department of
Texas, in bis annutl report. General
Meyer favors yearly examinations of
all officers to ascertain their fitness for
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Wsshington. Sept 17. The follow
ing promotions have len made in tbe
consular service: Dsvid F. Wilbur,
of New York, from ctnsul general st
Halifax to consul at Kobe, Japan;
James W. Ragsdate, California, from
consul at St Petersburg to consul gen
eral at Halifax. Ragsitla entered the
consular service at Tientsin, China, in
1 897 and was transferred to St Peters
burg in 1908.
673,63r Aliens Come.
Wsshington, Sept 22. A net in
crease of 673,631 in the ppu!ation of
tbe United StaUs by the arrival and
departure of aliens occurred during tbe
last fiscal year, against an wcreeee of
209.867 ever the previous ye.tr. There
was a falling of in immigration from
782.8T0 aliens during th previous fis
cal year to 751,786 last year.
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A New Hotel In
Judd Fish, Manager.
Rooms 50c to $1.50
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Under new management '. First
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taken of horses left in our charge.
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