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THE ECHO REGISTER, ECHO, OREGON.
FRIDAY OCTOBER Ij 1900
BRIEF NEWS OF
THE PAST WEEK
Condensed Dispatches from All Parts
of the Two Hemispheres.
Interesting Events from Outside tha
Stat Presented In a Mannar to
Catch tha Eya of tha Busy Reader
Matters of National, Historical
and Commercial Importance.
Taft favors the issuing of bonds to
aid irrigation in the West.
In his speech at Spokane Taft praised
both Ballinger and I'mcbot.
The National Guard association will
hold it next meeting in St. Louis.
Whitney believes that both Cook
and Peary reached the North Pole.
Eight sailor were drowned by tha
sinking of a collier on the Atlantic
Secretary Wilson, of the Agricul
tural department, will resign Jan
Speakers at the Mining congress at
Goldfield, Nev., revived the silver
Horace Clark has been 'appointed
general manager of the Denver & Rio
District Attorney Jerome opposes
Judge Gaynor in his candidacy for
mayor of New York.
Bryan and Senator Bailey, of Texas,
will debate the tariff question some
time in October at Atlanta,
The British steamer Clan Mackin
tosh is reported to have blown up at
sea and sunk with its crew.
More earthquakes are predicted for
Spanish troops have burned many
A French aviator has established a
new record in Germany.
A Boston bride weighs 210 pounds
and stands 6 feet one high.
Six children were badly injured in a
school fire at Jersey City, N. J.
Harvard university has a Chinese
athlete who is looking for honors.
A San Francisco highwayman has
been sentenced to DO years in the peni
tentiary. The twelfth annual convention of
the American mining congress is in
session at Goldfield, Nev.
Mayor Galvin, of Cincinnati, has es
tablished a "kicking day," when all
complaints are to be heard by the city
George F. Baer, of the Reading com
pany, aays there is no combine among
the anthracite coal compania of Penn
sylvania. Three miners were buried by a cave
in In a Goldfield, Nev., mine.
The physicians attending Judge Wil
liams are hopeful of his recovery.
A big fight is on in Missouri between
the breweries and prohibitionists.
A French army dirigible balloon ex
ploded in the air and four aviators
The Omaha streetccacr company will
make concessions to its men and a set
tlement is likely.
Disease is breaking out in the dis
trict dmuedfd by the hurricane along
the Louiaiana roast and more death
Reports from Morocco say the tribes
men have inflicted a terrible defeat
upon the Spanish, driving them back
and killing 7,000.
An American company will be
awarded the contract oyer a British
concern for furnishing the machinery
for conatructing a small arms factory
Hunger among the Modrs has led to
overtures for peace.
A Colorado man 78 years old is to
remarry the wife he divorced 60 years
Mora piratee are thought to have
captured an American cutter and mur
dered the crew.
Police of Omaha are busy in their
efforts to prevent riota in connection
with the atreetcar strike.
Several English suffragettes in jail
in London have refused to eat and had
to be fed with a stomach pump.
Eastern railroads establ'ahed cheap
excursion rates from the Middle West
to the Atlantic thia summer with good
Clarence II. Mack ay says the report
that the Postal Telegraph company is
about ot absorb the Western Union is
The Wright brothers are to start a
fight against several flying machines
which they consider infringements on
The late Governor Johnsono, of Min
nesota left no will, but it was his wish
that his wife should have all his prop
erty, worth about f 18,000
General Solicitor Looraie, of the
Union Pacific, with headquarters at
Omaha, is to go to New York to be
come bead of the legal department of
the Uarriman lines.
A young Chinese at San Francisco
has invented an aeroplane which has
mads several successful flights.
RATES ARE SUSTAINED.
Judge Wolverton Upholds Oregoi
Portland. Sept 29. Laws establish-
inir the Oregon State Railroad com
mission and the schedule of railroad
rates established by that body, were
declared valid in a decision handed
down yesterday morning by Judge
Wolverton. of the Federal court.
One important result of this decision
will be to force the Oregon Railroad &
Navigation company to refund about
14 per cent of the money the company
has collected while the case decided
yesterday before Judge Wolverton has
been pending, since May Z6, 1908, for
freight carried between Oregon sta
Judge Wolverton'a decision was in
the form of an order dissolving the
temporary injunction, granted the Ore
gon Railroad & Navigation company
preventing the commission from enforc
ing its schedule of rates within the
limits of the state. The restraining
order was requested on the assertion
by the company that the Railroad com
mission was organized in violation of
the state constitution and that the
rates established by it would influence
interstate commerce illegally.
It has been charged by the company
that the penalties provided by the
State Railroad commission were exor
bitant, but Judge Wolverton did not
agree with this statement He had
compared the penalties in question
with those in other traffic laws and
was unable to find that the Oregon
penalties were unjust
Great Floats Psss in Review Before
More Then I.0OO.00O.
New York, Sept 29. Americsn his
tory in visible form passed in review
today before the eyea of more than
1,000,000 spectators that lined the
route of the first Hudson-Fulton land
pageant from the upper end of Central
park to Washington square. Thou
sands of dollars and months of effort
were spent to make this parade of 64
floats an accurate reproduction of the
life in New York state from legendary
Indian times that preceded the first
settlement to the first voyage of Cler
mont in 1807.
The line of parade had to be selected
with great care because of the great
sise of the floats, which are said to be
the largest and most elaborate ever
exhibited. They vary in dimensions
from 20 to 40 feet high, 32 feet long
and 14 feet wide. They could not pass
under the elevated railroad, and even
the electric decorations of the court
of honor and reviewing stand on Fifth
avenue, opposite the new public libra
ry, had to be changed at the last mo
ment to accommodate them.
Nearly 20,000 men. women and
children, most of them in costume,
representing every national and patri
otic society in the city, posed as his
toric personages on these floats or
marched between or beside them. The
cost of the whole spectacle was $300,-
On every available spot along the
five mile line of march stands had been
erected for spectators and the sums
paid ftr seats varied from $1 to $5.
BANK IN SORE STRAITS.
NEWS ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST
FROM THE STATE OF OREGON
COVE'S APPLE CROP.
Commissioner Takes Charge of Ok
Oklahoma City, Okie., Sept 29.
Following a secret session of the Okla
homa banking board, which lasted un
til 5 o'clock this morning, and included
several informal conferences today.
Bank Commissioner A. H. Young to
night announced that the Columbia
Bank & Trust company, with a capital
stork of $200,000, was in his hands.
This bank holds $50,000 of the $400,
000 state bank guaranty fund. It also
holds $165,000 of the general funds of
Bank Commissioner Young admitted
tonight that the situation was very
"Should the bank close it doors to
morrow, however," he said, "the de
positors will lose nothing. The bank
guaranty fund deposit and the assets
on hand will protect depositors to the
Mr. Young declined to give any hint
whatever of way the bank finds itnelf
in an embarrassed condition. It is be
lieved some light on this feature will
be forthcoming tomorrow.
Jap Strikers Go Free.
Honolulu, Sept 29. The jury in
the second trial of the 10 Japanese
who were arrested on charges of riot
ing during the recent strike at the
Waipahu plantation disagreed tonight
Thia amounts to an acquittal under the
local laws, as the men cannot be tried
a third time. The men were among
tboee, it was charged, who besieged E.
M. Scoville, the plantation engineer,
and Policeman Wells in a hut on the
plantation. As this was the most seri
ous disorder during the strike, it ass
decided to make an example of them.
Criticises General Grant.
Chicago, Sept 29. Proteat against
the appearance of General Frederick
D. Grant in the uniform of his rank in
the United States army In the temper
ance parade in thia city last Saturday
waa aent today to Secretary of War
Dickinson by the United States Socie
ties for Self Government Secretary
Michalia asks if there is any rule of
the War department governing such aa
appearance, nd requeeta that the reply
be in the form of an open letter.
Cures Sleeping Sickness.
Paris, Sept 29. Dr. Laveran, of
thia city, has announced to the Academy
of Science a new cure for the sleeping
sickness. It consists of sub-cutaneous
injections of aa aniline emetic
Estimate Places Output at 300.000
Cove A conservative estimate of
the fruit crop near Cove is 12 cars of
esrly mixed fruits, SO cars of prunes
and five cars of lata mixed fruits 80
cars of prunes and five cars of lata
mixed and 300,000 boxes of winter
shipping apples, although there ia
only a 60 or 60 per cent crop this year.
There is a full crop of plums, pears
and prunes, but the late rains have cut
down the yield in other fruits.
All of the big prune growers in the
valley are scouring the country for
help and are finding it very hard to se
cure enough pickers. This is the first
year for seven years that all of the
prune crop has been packed for fresh
shipment; in previous years a large
part of ths crop has been dried, r rom
260 to 300 people are required here to
pick the prunes and the growers have
been forced to bring in about half of
these from the outside. In a few days
the Italian prune crop will be ready
for picking and this will last about
With such a crop as thia and with a
quality of fruit that is unequaled.
union county and Cove should be cele
brated for tha fruit grown here.
Elmore Buys More Land
Astoria Negotiations are in pro
gress and will probably be consum
mated soon for the purchase of 60 feet
of valuable water frontage in this city.
Samuel Elmore ia the purchaser, and
the property extends from the Astoria
Iron works to the property of F. L.
Parker, now occupied by the Astoria
Wood & Fuel company. With thia
purchase Mr. Elmore will own the
frontage from the Astoria Iron works
to the cold storage plant of S. Schmidt
& Co., except the Parker 60-foot strip.
With his other waterfront holdings,
including his control of the property of
tha Columbia River Packers' associa
tion, he will control more Astoria water
frontage than any individual or corporation.
Feed Fat Cattle at Haines.
Baker City Indications are that
Haines, eight miles north of Bsker
City, will be the feeding point for the
Swartzchild & Sulzberger Packing com
pany. That concern has just arranged
to procure winter pasture and also to
contract all the hay that can be pur
chased in the valley. Stock will be
shipped from Idaho points and probably
some will be drriven in from the inte
rior. Cattle will be held at Hsinea
on feed until the plant at Portland de
sires to consume the stock. Hay prices
have made a marked advance since
buyers for the packing plant entered
Railrosd Assessment Boosted.
Medford The Southern Pacific will
pay taxes on this year'a assessment on
a valuation of $38,000 per mile on its
road through Jackson county. The
valuation on the taxroll for 1908 was
$30,000 a mile. The basis for the in
crease in valuation made by Asstaaor
W. T. Grieve was that the Southern
Pacific in an affidavit before the state
railroad commission had placed a cash
value of $65,000 per mile on its roads
in Oregon. The company haa 68.2
miles of road in Jackson county, which
by the new valuation will amount to
Railroad Must Rebuild Highway.
Hood River The committee ap
pointed by the Hood River Commercial
club to devise means to construct a
highway from Hood River to Portland
finds that the railroad company is
specially bound to replace and repair
all portions of the wsgon road destroy
ed in the construction of the railroad
through Wasco county. It is expected
that the company will be called upon
to make good by Wasco and what is
now Hood River counties.
Lsne County Farm Sold.
Cottage Grove The Nelson farm of
375 acres, on Row river, three miles
from this place, waa purchased last
week by John Spray of the Spray
Wynne Hardware company of thia
city, the purchs'e price being $16,000.
Mr. Spray will begin at once digging
a gravity irrigation ditch from the
Currin bridge, about a mile above the
farm and intends irrigating the entire
tract which is very fertile.
Linn Property Charges Hsnds.
Albany Land in Linn county is
daily changing hands. Among the lat
est sales reported whi:h brought good
prices are the 240 acres of the farm
home of W. R. Wray of Jordon to J. J.
Burkhart and George Townsens of Port
land at $40 per acre. Mr. Wray re
tained 302 acres. Martin Stupke, of
Scio. haa sold his 300- acre farm to
Henry A. and Albion Dolvsell, reently
of California, for $11,000.
Bridge to Span Willamette.
Springfield The Portland, Eugene
& Eastern bridge across the Willam
ette her will be built The contract
has been let to L. N. Roney, and the
cost will be about $40,000. There will
be four concret piers 10x30 feet at
the base and 30 feet high above low
water, supporting three spans of 200
feet of Howe truss design, and of suffi
cient strength to carry any load that
may be) put on them.
Hops Ssll at 21 Cents.
Woodburn O. L. Barber has sold his
1909 crop of hops, weighing 9,000
pounds, to Fred Dos at 21 cents per
HAWLEY WILL AID.
Pledges His Support for a Deeper
Harbor at Tillamook.
Tillamook Congressman Hawley
paid this county a visit to ascertain
what is required in harbor inrprove-
menta and to familiarize himself with
the the situation. The members of the
Port of Tillamook commission took
bim to Tillamook bay, showing him
the need of improving Hoquarton
slough, giving it a nine-foot channel
from Tillamook city to the bay, also
for the improvement of Tillamook bar.
The business men honored Mr. Haw
ley with a banquet which was largley
attended, a delegation from Bay City
being present ss there is a great deal
of interest being taken at present to
get these two projects started. All of
the large timber owners are vitally in
terested in the improvement of the bsr
on account of a large proportion of
their timber being matured and will
soon begin to deteriorate.
Congressman Hawley waa warmly
received when he rose to speak, and
after commending the people of the
county for the splendid improvements
which were going on, said he waa hear
tily in sympathy with the people ind
emanding these improvements, for the
great timber resources of the county
demsnded a waterway so that it may
be transported to all parts of the world.
The congressman waa greatly disap
pointed in the adverse report of Cap
tain Mclndoe, and it was bis intention
to appeal and make a strong fight for
the improvement of Tillsmook bar and
to get the government to assist in the
straightening and deepening of Ho
Cow Creek's Big Peaches.
Glendale Two peaches are on exhi
bition at the Commercial club rooms
that demonstrate that the Cow Creek
valley is strong on peach culture. The
fruit was raised by R. H. Springer,
and is of the Early Crawford variety.
On peach measures 10 inches in
circumference, and the other 10 i inch
es. The Cow Creek valley produces as
good fruit aa grows anywhere, yet the
fruit industry is in its infancy in this
Yield Over $2,600 Per Acre.
Dayton From 30 trees in the or
chard of J. L. Dumas, near here, 647
boxes of apples were gsthered last
week. This is an average of over 18
boxes per tree. The receipts from the
647 boxes were $64.25. Of the total
472 boxes were sold for $1.50 per
box ' and 75 boxes at 75 cents per box.
This yield from an acre would be, 8213
boxes and the gross receipts from the
same would be $2,647.60.
Berkshire Hogs Shipped.
Hermiston A carload of fin bogs,
the third in two weeks, has been ship
ped by J. F. McNaught of the Max
well Land & Irrigation company. For
more than a year Mr. McNaught has
kept registered Berkshire stock which
won laurels at the county fair. An
other two carload shipment will be
nsade in a few days.
Whest Bluestem, 95c; club, 86c;
red Russian, 84Jc: valley. 89c; fife,
86c; Turkey red, 86c; 40-fold, 88c.
Barley Feed, f 25.50ft 26; brewing,
$26.60(ii;27 per ton.
Oats No. 1 white, $27j 27.25 per
Hay Timothy, Willamette valley,
$156(16 per ton: Eastern Oregon,
$17.50ifl8.60: alfalfa. $14; clover,
$14; cheat $1314.50; grain hay,
Butter City creamery, extras, 36c;
fancy outside creamery, 33(if36c per
pound; store. 21(t22c. Butter fat
prices average 1 He per pound under
regular butter prices.
Eggs Oregon ranch, candled, 32,'c
Poultry Hens. 16ftl6,e per pound;
springs, 15,Vrl6c; roosters, ftftlOe;
ducks, young. 14W15c; geese, young,
lOfallc; turkeys, tOc; squabs, $1.754
2 per dozen.
Pork Fsncy, 9 S,(i 10c per pound.
Veal Extra, 10m 10 Sc per pound.
Fruits Apples, $U(2.25 per box;
pears, 60cfi$1.25; peaches, 75cC$1.25
per crate; cantaloupes, 50cw$1.25;
plums, 25di 60c per box ; watermelons,
lc per pound; graprs, 80cffl$1.25 per
crate; Concords, 25c per basket; easa
ba, $l.50(d2 per crate; quinces, $1.50
Potatoes 75c(i$l per ssck; sweet
potatoes, 2c per pound.
Onions $1.25 per ssck.
Vegetables -Besns, 4(i 5c per pound ;
cabbage, lMlc; cauliflower, TSedt
$1.25 per dozen; celery, 60i75c; corn,
15(il20c: cucumbers. 10rI25c; onions,
12.4(tfl5c; peas, 7c per pound ; pep
pers, 4Yi5c; pumpkins, Vtlc;
squash, 6c: tomatoes, 50e per box.
Hops 1909 Fuggles. 20(i21e; dus
ters, 21i?22c; 1908 crop, 17e; 1907
crop, 12c; 1906 crop, 8c.
Wool Eastern Oregon, 16f-i23c per
pound; valley, 23325c; mohair, choice,
Cattle Steers, top quality, $4 25
4.60; fair to good, $4; common, $3.50
6i3.75: cows, top, $3.50; fair to good.
$3613.25; common to medium, $2.50
612.76; calves, top. $5615.50; heavy,
$3.606t4; bulla, $2(82.25; stags, $2.50
Hog Best, $8; fsir to good, $7.75
617.85; stockera, $66j7; China fats,
Sheep Top wethers, $4414.25; fair
to good, $3.50613.75; ewe. t less
on alt trades; yearling, best $46?
4.25: fair to good, $3.503.75; spring
I Orchards . I
& We will sell a limited amount of land and set the f
samo to peaches, apples or pears, care for the
same for three years paving all taxes and other
expenses. For terms address
Columbia Land Co.,
Peidlstet, Or. Eclt, Ore.
jr R. II. WOOD, Secretary.
FRANK SLOAN, Superintendent
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.
NEW LIVERY STABLE I
C. R. Bonney fc Sons, Props.
New Rigs, New Harness
NEW WHIPS, NEW ROBES, NEW HORSES
A SHARE OP THE PATRONAGE SOLICITED
TT-IE IDLE IIOXJR
Hell Norman, Prop.
Cigars, Tobaccos, Nuts, Candies, Soft Drinks, Etc. X
Tool and lulliards
Lunch Counter In The Rear
Shaving, Haircutting, Shampooing
Everything First Ciasa
Dath Room In Connection. Give na m Trial
Hotel Echo Tonsorial Parlors
HULLH & STEWART, Prop.
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