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TWENTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. 34,
ENTERPRISE, OREGON, THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 1910k.
COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER
Thos. Slegmund lefit on sale at Ri
ley Sc. Riley'g the Wonder Washer.
tked Grain. Clean, beardless barley
and oats, in the warehouse at Jo
seph. Address Jay Lewis, Lostlne,
Seed Potatoes. Finest early varl
ety ever in valleyv 60 cents per
cwt. at my ranch, 6 miles southwest
of Enterprise. Leave orders at R.
S. & Z. 8. T.Daggett.. 97b2
MONEY TO LOAN
Slate Funds loaned, 6 per cent. John
p. Rusk. Atty. State Land B'd. Joseph
Farm loans at IVi percent. CaU or
write First Bank of Joseph. 68btf
Lumber. Anyone having lumber of
any grade In any amount for sale,
or who has timber he intends to saw
soon, and wishes to contract the lum
ber, call on or address W. F. Rankin
at Haney planer in Enterprise, Agent
w T? Klvette. 26b4
Housekeeper .wanted to keep house
for man with two children. Call on
or write Ted Johnson, Enterprise,
Black fielder's nit, between Carter's
and town. Please leave at this office.
New 8ultsT Filed;
April 8 W. L. Lay vs. G. H. Rus
sell. April 11 Edna R. Shirk vs. H. K.
April 8. Q. J. Wolfe, 29, farmeT,
Wallowa; Jessie Wolfe, 21, Wallowa.
April 9. .Steve D. Houok, 23, con
tractor, Joseph; Ethel H. Sheets, 18,
Bids will be received for the con
struction of a two story and base
ment store building by the undersign
ed up to 1 o'clock p. m., Thursday,
April 21. Plans and specifications
can be seen at the store of the ui
dersigned in Enterprise, or at office
of the architect; A. Elliott, at Jo
seph. Bond of 30 per cent of cost
of building will be required of the
successful bidder. Right is reserved
to reject any and all; bids.
9Cb3 FRED S. ASHLEY.
AUCTION SALE OF JERSEYS.
Sale of high-grade Jerseys at En
terprise, Saturday, April 16, begin
ning at 10:30 a. m. and continuing
all the afternoon. Stock .represent
ing both the Ladd and Looney herds
of JerseyB and from the beat dairy
herds of the Willamette Valley.
Don'it overlook this opportunity to
improve your dairy herd from the
best milking strains on the market.
We have 85 head of high grade cows,
calves and 2-year-olds; forty cows
now giving milk. We bought these
cows near Salem, the place where
mbre attention! Is given to dairying
and where the best breeding of Jer
seys is developed higher than in) any
other section of the state. Some of
these cows have recordS of 2 pounds,
of butter fat per day. Terms, cash
or bankable note at- 6 mouths time.
A. E. Tulley and N. D. Varner, own
ers. H. B. Davldhizar and T. G.
Use Enterprise Flour and patron
tee home Industry. At $5.00 per
barrel. It cost you less, and there
is none better. Every sack guar
anteed satisfactory or money back.
Wheat Track prices Club, 96c;
bluestem, $1.01; red Russian, 95c.
Barley Feed and brewing, $27.
Oats No. 1 white, $29 per ton.
Hay Timothy, Willamette Valley,
$1820 per ton; Eastern Oregon,
$23; alfalfa, $17; clover, $16.
Butter Extra, 33c; fancy, 2830c;
Eggs Ranch, candled, 2022c.
Hops 1909 crop, 1618c; olds,
- Wooi Eastern Oregon, 1417c per
Wheat Bluestem, ,98c; club,'
91i94c; red Russian, 91c.
Oits $2728 per ton.
Barley $24 per ton.
Hay Timothy, $2023 per ton; al
falfa, $18 per ton.
Butter Washington Creamery, 35c;
Eggs Selected local, 26 27c.
Potatoes $1215 per ton.
PLEADS FOR UNITY
NO DESIRE TO READ INSUR
GENTS OUT OF PARTY.
URGES CONGRESS TO ACT
Must Redeem Party Pledges and
Party Members Must Be Known
By Their Deeds.
WASHINGTON, D. C President
Taft was the first speaker on a long
list that addressed the dinner of the
League of Republican Clubs of the
District of Columbia Saturday night.
Instead of delivering the keynote
speech, he pleaded in the national
legislature to rally behind Taft poli
cies and redeem the platform
pledges of the party.
"Tonight," he said, "we are read
ing nobody out of the party. We
want all of them in the ranks and
they have the opportunity to establish
their claim to Republicanism by that
which they shall do In both houses
of congress by helping to enact the
legislation which li now before
"The time has come," said Presi
dent Taft, "for doing and voting and
passing the measures which have
been placed before this congress.
It is time for doing things, and after
congress has adjourned the Repub
lican party will have formed Its lines
of attack. Then will it be furnished
with the weapons with which we are
going Into the next contest
"Those," he continued, "in the
Senate and the House who stand for
the legislation we seek in order to
redeem the pledges of the party have
the right to stand with the party as
"If they don't, we won't quarrel
with them. They have a right to
their opinions. But, we desire their
aid as Republicans, and I don't wish
to assume that they are not as sin
cere as I hope I am myself in Re
"The Republican partytls not rigid
In its demands. It is so broad and
liberal that it permits differences of
WICKERSHAM DEFENDS TAFT.
Defies Insurgents Says Time for
. Vacillation Past.
CHICAGO. Attorney-General Wick
ersham read the insurgents out of the
Republican party in a speech before
the Hamilton Club at its Appomatox
day banquet. x
Every Republican might choose, the
Attorney-General declared, whether
or not he was wih the Republican
party and the President.
Time for Treason Past.
"He that hath no stomach for the
fight, let him depart," quoted Mr.
WIckersham in a shout which em
phasized the sentiment. "The time
of running with the hares and the
nouuu. i- over. Treason has ever
consisted In giving aid and comfort
to the enemy. If anyone wishes to
join the Democratic party, let him do
so ; but let him not claim to be a Re
nublicin and work In and out of sea
son to defeat Republican measures
and to subvert the influence of the
"Presidert Taft is doing exactly
what the Republican party and plat
form promised before his election,
and the new tariff laws fulfill the
pledges made in that particular," he
MAY REMOVE CARDINAL
ROME, April 12. Apparently the
only serious result of the unfortunate
failure of Pope Plus and Mr. Roose
velt to have the interview both would
have enjoyed is the weapon thus
placed in the hands of the opponents
of Cardinal Merry del Val, chief ad
Tiier of the Pontiff in secular con
cerns. It is predicted that Cardinal
del Val s tenure .of office will not be
Town Wild Ovir Roosevelt.
PORTO fAURIZIO, Italy, April 11.
The population of this pretty old.
Italian town, nestling amid groves of
. orange and olive trees, gave Mr. and
Mrs. Roosevelt a truly remarkable
welcome when they arrived from Ge
; Boa to spend several days visiting
Mrs. Roosevelt's sister. Miss Carew,
who has a home here.
IT i 1nrli.il.lAii i-intttiiiiii nil
General Lord Kitchener, Britain's
great soldier, who Is visiting this
country, en route from India to Eng
land. Lord Kitchener will visit West
Point to study the organization and
administration of the famous military
SETTLERS WARNED OF SUIT
SPOKANE, April 13. Sec'y. of In
terior Ballinger has notified the local
land office at Spokane to warn all
ettlers on the Spokane Indian reser
vation that the Northern Pacific
Railway intends to bring suit to se
cure title to the odd-numbered sec
tions on that reservation. Warning
Is to be given settlers locating on the
odd sections and they are to be made
fully aware they are likely to be In
volved in a lawsuit with the railroad
Secretary Ballinger in a recent de
cision held the railway company was
not entitled to the odd sections on
the Spokane reservations, contending
the reservation was established
about a month before the line of the
railroad was definitely located In that
vicinity. It is from this decision the
railroad will appeal to the courts.
English Test Required.
VANCOUVER. Wash., April 12.
When soldiers are recruited for the
United States army in future they
will be required to pass tests in read
ing, writing and speaking English, ac
cording to an order Just issued by
the Secretary of War. Applicants
who do not meet the tests will be
120,000 Socialists Meet.
BERLIN, April 10. At least 120,000
Socialists and radicals took part to
day in the most Impressive demon
stration ever held in Berlin In favor
of suffrafe reform in Prussia,
San Diego Feels Quake.
SAN DIEGO, Cal., April 10. At
11:67 P. M. a slight earthquake was
felt here. The shock was of about
ten seconds' duration.
SECOND TRIALS ORDERED.
Idaho Men's Cases Set for June 7,
Land Frauds Charged.
BOISE. Although acquitted last
February at the conclusion of a sen
sational trial in the Federal court be
fore Judge Frank S. Dietrich on the
charge of conspiracy to defraud the
government of 15,000 acres of timber
along the Clearwater River in Nez
Perce County, William F. Kettenbach,
ex-presldent of the Lewlston National
Bank; George H. Kester, ex-cashler
of that institution, and William
Dwyer, a timber cruiser, will be tried
on the same charge in the United
States Court here June 7.
March Is Record Month.
WASHINGTON. Total excavation
of the Panama Canal for the month
of March was 3,067,497 cubic yards
place measurement, against 2,602,995
yards in February.
BAKER CITY. One of the most
difficult engineering feats of mining
in eastern Oregon has just been com
pleted and water is now ready to be
turned into the penstock of the Gold
Coin palne, near Durkee, and the work
begun of washing away a mountain
of rich gravel.
Schmitz Pays Up Duet. .
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., April 12.
Ex-Mayor Scbmitz, who is out on bail
pending an appeal on conviction for
graft extortion, has been restored to
membership in the Musicians' Union,
having paid a considerable arrearage
of dues. It Is possible the ex-mayor
will again take up his profession as
DEATH BY LETTER
MRS. HENRY SCHULZ' BODY IS
LIES NEAR HOME OF SISTER
Charles J. Wezler, Her Son-ln-Law,
Thought to Be the Woman's
TACOMA, Wash., April 11. An un
known assassin, shortly before noon
Monday, April 4, waylaid Mrs. Henry
Schulz, (a Tacoma woman, and shot
her to death with a .38 Caliber re
volver, on the unfrequented Artondale
road. Gig Harbor. While her frail
body lay quivering, the fiend silenced
his victim with a club. Mrs. Schulz
had been decoyed to her death by a
fake letter that told of the serious
illness of her sister, Mrs. F. Haberlcht
of Gig Harbor.
Until Sunday afternoon, when Sher
iff's officers and bloodhounds found
the partially decomposed body of Mrs.
Schulz where the assassin had drag
led it, her fate was not known.
Strong circumstantial evidence Im
plicates Chas. J. Wezler, the dead
Willie Burrell, the 15-year-o'.d boy
who delivered the message, says the
description of the man wno hired him
tallies exactly with the description
of Charles J. Wezler, as- given to
Sheriff Morris, except that the man
wore silver-bowed spectacles.
Bold Leap Gains Liberty.
BOISE. Weeks of patient toll re
sulted in a daring jail delivery at the
Idaho State Penitentiary, when
Thomas Harris, one of the most no
torious prisoners in the institution,
and John Cunningham, his cellmate,
removed hundreds of brick from the
ventilator leading from their cell, and
cutting a hole through the roof.
While Harris immediately made a
dangerouB leap of 25 feet to the
ground and over the prison wall,
Cunningham hesitated and was
promptly brought to a halt by the
shots of the guards.
Harris has so far not been cap
tured. He was surrounded by a posse
south of this city, but managed to
evade his pursuers.
MORE BATTLESHIPS FOR U.S.
WASHINGTON. By a decisive
vote of 162 to 110, 14 being present
and not voting, the House authorized
the construction of two battleships to
cost $6,000,000 each. Thirty-three
Democrats voted for two battleships
and 24 Republicans against
This action was taken just prior to
the passage of the naval appropriation
bill, carrying $128,037,602.
Smugglers Move North to Operate.
LOS ANGELES, April 12. Driver
from Los Angeles by the Federal
sleuths aided by the local authorities,
the band of opium and Chinese smug
glers that has been operating along
the Pacific Coast and the Mexican
border has transferred its scene of
operations to the northern ports in
Washington and Oregon, according to
Deputy United States Marshal Dur
lln. Spokane Trains Collide.
SPOKANE. A misunderstanding of
block signals resulted in a head-on
collision of passenger trains Nos. 2
and 3 on the Spokane, Portland &
Seattle Railroad a mile west of Spo
kane Saturday night About 30 per
sons were Injured, and it is expected
that several will die.
Anti-Polndexter Plan Is Matured.
SKATTLE. The election of five
Supreme Court judges In November
will be made the basis of an attempt
to force Representative Miles Poln
dexter, insurgent candidate for the
Senate, to a declaration of principles,
through the medium of a convention
Woman Exposes Steal.
INDIANAPOLIS, April 11. A sten
ographer, Mrs. Jeanette Stein, in the
office of the Eclipse Coal Company,
was responsible for the discovery of
a $17,000 coal graft In which the
Claypool and the English hotels, two
of .the leading hostelries of this city,
and the City Hospital, were the victims.
THOMAS F. WALSH
XK ' V ' J
Thomas F. Walsh, the millionaire
mine-owner, who died In Washington,
D. C, last Saturday.. Death was due
to a growth in the lungs as the result
of an Injury received years ago, when
Mr. Walsh was a miner In the West.
HAPPENINGS OF INTEREST
CONDENSED FOR READERS
Governor Shafroth has been asked
to take a hand In the strike of the
United Mine Workers of district No
15, by sending troops to the scene
of the difficulty at Lafayette, Colo.
As further punishment to the late
Forester, the Postmaster-General has
directed that on July 1 the name of
the postofflce at Pinchot, Shoshone
County, Idaho, be changed to Avery.
Rumors that Joseph Smith, presi
dent and prophet of the Reorganized
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter
Day SalnU. will abdicate in favor of
his son, Frederick M. Smith, are cur
rent A. C. Shaw, dismissed from the
Forestry Service on a charge of In
subordination in connection with the
Plnchot-Balllnger controversy, will
practice law In Portland, Ore.
Chief of Police Creecy was dis
missed from his position by the St.
Louis Police Board. He was found
guilty of five of the eight charges on
which he was tried.
The Nebraska State Board of Pub
lic Lands and Buildings will buy a
moving picture machine for the
amusement of the Insane patients at
the Norfolk ABylum.
The Senate has agreed to take up
the Warren Irrigation bill for final
consideration, and.it Is expected the
bill will be passed. Only Senator
Heyburn and Senator Chamberlain
are known to oppose it
William Harris, alias Brown, no
torious as a bandit and accomplice of
Harry Tracy, the renowned Western
desperado, has been released to the
authorities of the Utah Penitentiary
by officials of the Federal prison, at
The hookworm, according to Dr.
H oil Is B. FrlBsell, of the Rockefeller
Sanitary Commission, who has com
pleted a tour of Southern states and
is in Chicago, will soon be a thing of
Henry S. Graves, Chief Forester,
left Washington April 14 for an ex
tended trip through the forest terri
tory. He will spend some days at
San Francisco, Ogden, Portland and
The monthly crop report of the De
partment of Agriculture just mads
public shows that on April 1 winter
wheat In the Pacific Northwest was
practically normal, and runs 15 per
cent above the general range for the
The river and harbor bill aa re
ported to the Senate Monday carries
a total appropriation of $3,725,300 for
rivers and harbors of the Pacific
Northwest and authorizes contracts
to the extent of $2,290,000 additional,
making a grand total of $6,015,300.
As a result of water competition, It
is stated, the transcontinental rail
roads have announced that the freight
rate on canned salmon In 60,000
pound shipments, will be reduced
from 85 cents per hundred pounds to
65 cents per hundred pounds be
tween Columbia River and Puget
Sound points and Chicago.
Scarcity of unskilled labor through
the United S ates has resolved Itself
into a problem so serious that rail
road builders and big contractors, es
pecially in the Middle West are fac-.
ing the nece4sity of throwing up
their contracts or securing an exten
sion of time in which to complete
taelr work. , ;..
TELEGRAPHIC CHRONICLE OF
SILETZ LAND SUIT IS FILED
Action of Assistant Secretary Illegal!
They Allege Ballinger Time
as Counsel Cited.
PORTLAND. Declaring that Sec
retary of the Interior Ballinger, be
cause he had been counsel for a num
ber of land claimants in the SUets
Indian reservation, in Oregon, now
declines to give them the benefit of
his judgment since becoming Secre
tary of the Interior, and "has at
tempted to delegate to his assistant
Frank Pierce, the duty Imposed by
law on him," and that the latter baa
decided adversely to them, William D.
Bales, Thomas Holvertoa and Levy
M. Gilbert have filed suit in the Su
preme Court of the District of Colum
bia for an Injunction to prevent the
execution of the order of Mr. Pierce.
Bales says he employed Mr. Ballin
ger in 1908; and that the latter filed
In the office of the then Secretary
of the Interior a brief urging that
patents be Issued to Bales. By al
leged Irregularities be claims his title
to the entry was clouded, and Mr.
Pierce has rendered agatnBt him a de
cision which is about to become op
erative In Oregon unless the court
prevents Its' execution.
Bales and the other claimants de
clare the law allows an appeal to the
Secretary; that they are entitled to it,
and that the action of the Assistant
Secretary Is without warrant of law.
Williams County Next.
DRAIN. The apathy manifested by
the Eugene and Roseburg committees
appointed some time ago to oppose
the absorption of a portion of Doug
las County within the lines of the
proposed Nesmlth County creation,
and the fact that the people of Flor
ence, Lane County, also desire to ab
sorb the western portion of Douglas
known as Umpqua County, baa
aroused the pople of Drain into an
attitude of defense on their own ac
count A large meeting of citizens
and business men held here resolved
to outline still another county. The
committee also has decided upon the
name, Williams, after Judge Wil
liams, who died on the morning of the
day the first meeting was held. It Is
Intended to make Drain the county
eat if the county Is authorized by a
tote of the people In November.
Banks Will Fight for Deposits..
SALEM. Proceedings In escheat
to recover accounts that have laid in
banks for mora than seven years
without claimants ara to be started
against several Oregon banks Imme
diately. Complaints are being drawn
up by Assistant Attorney-General I,
H. Van Winkle. That banks against
whom action is being taken will re
sist vigorously. Is to be expected, as
urns to be recovered vary in amount
from $300 to $5,000.
The law enabling the state to re
cover such funds was enacted by the
legislature In 1907 and amended so
as to make it more effective In 1909.
The money so recovered is to go Into
the common school fund of the state
and the proceedings to be instituted
by the state are similar to those
of ordinary escheat
Indian Girl Files on Land.
LA GRANDE. A new precedent In
land office records here was set when
a half-breed Indian girl filed on a
piece of land under the public domain
act The child Is now living on the
White Earth reservation in Minne
sota, and her right to file on an In-,
dlan allotment has not been used be
cause the White Earth supply Is ex
hausted. It Is not believed here 'that
a similar filing has been made In
the history of the land office in this
state. The filing was granted.
Wilson Is Scored.
CHICAGO, April 10. Characterizing
the teachings of Secretary Jas. Wilson
as "damnable, abominable and dis
graceful," Professor Cyril O. Hop
kins, of the Unlversltly of Illinois, de
livered a atlnglng criticism of the
Department of Agriculture here In aa
address at the City Clue.