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TWENTY 8IXTH YEAR. NO. 35. I ENTERPRISE, OREGON, THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 191X
COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPEH
W dlJLXIb ' Bisnnr rnitiTimr
Cent a word single Insertion,
cents, a word 2 Insertions. Special
rates by month and . year.
Thos. Siegmund left on sale at Rl
leyi & Riley's the Wonder Washer.
Fullblood White Langshang eggs for
setting. $1.00 per 15. Mrs. J. D.
Struble, Enterprise. lOlbm
MON EYTO LOAN
State Funds loaned, 6 per cent. John
P. Rusk. Atty. State Land E'd. Joseph
Farm loans at 7V4 percent. Call nr
write First Bank of Joseph. B8W!
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 dr address W. F. Rankin
at Haney planer In Enterprise. Agent
for W. R. Klvettf. ' 26b4
Housekeeper wanted to keep house
for man with two children. Call on
or write Ted Johnson, Enterprise,
Black fielder's mlt, between Carter's
and town. Please leave at this office.
Two black work horses, 1 branded
7A on right stifle,, the other wMi
white spot on left side. Information
leading to recovery will be thankfully
received. J. L. Fine, Enterprise, Or
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 tu
derslgned 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 amy and all bids.
96b3 FRED S. ASHLEY.
NOTICE OF ELECTION.
Notice Is hereby given that the
city eleetiom for the purpose of elect
ing a mayor, two counollmen, one
city recorder, one city treasurer
and one city attorney, will be held
at the office of W. E. Taggart from
1 o'clock p. n. to 6 o'clock p. m.,
Tuesday, May 3, 1910.
W. E. TAGGART,
102w2 City Recorder.
He stood at a street corner and men
tally kicked himself.
"I went Into a drug store just now."
he told a policeman, "and I asked 8
bold female clerk for some cold cream
for my wife. She handed me out this
quart Jar of the stuff, more than my
wife can use in ten years, and charged
me a dollar for it On the way out
1 saw a stack of twenty-live cent Jars
of the same thing. Do you think a
man clerk would ever play a customer
a trick like thatr
"No, 1 don't," said the policeman.
"Why don't you take it back?"
"And have her look at me the scorn
ful way she would T Don't you ever
think It. 1 wouldn't go Inside that
tore again for $50." Newark News.
Fires In Holland.
Fires of any size are so scarce In
Holland tbut the city of Rotterdam,
.with a population of over 400.000. has
practically no Ore department, while
the prevalence of canals offers an ever
ready water supply to fight any fires
which might occur.
Wheat Track prices: Club, 95c;
bluestem, 9598c; red Russian, 90
Barley Feed and brewing, $25.
Oats No. 1 white, $28 per ton.
Hay Timothy, Willamette Valley,
$1820 per ton; Eastern Oregon,
$23; alfalfa, $17; clover, $16.
Butter Extra, 33c; fancy, 2830c;
Eggs Ranch, candled, 25c.
Hops 1909 crop, 1518c; olds,
Wooi Eastern Oregon, 1417c per
Wheat Bluestem, 93 95c; club,
19 90c; red Russian, 86 88c.
Oats $27 per ton.
Barley $23 per ton.
Hay Timothy, $2325 per ton; al
falfa, $18 per ton.
Butter Washington Creamery, 35c;
Eggs Selected local, 2627o.
Potatoes $10014 per ton.
I TAXATION ASKED
COMMISSIONERS APPROVE RESO
LUTIONS PASSED BY SOLONS.
SYSTEM CALLED OBSOLETE
Mr. Galloway Sayi General Property
Tax Does Not Cover Conditions
Many Classes of Wealth Escape.
SALEM State Tax Commissioners
Galloway and Eaton approve Senate
joint resolutions Nos. 22 and 17,
passed by the last session of the Leg-
j lslature, and designed to provide the
' means of a more equitable assess
. ment of property.
Commissioner Galloway, discussing
the present constitutional require
, menu, said:
' "These provisions of the constitu
tion required and established what le
known as the general property tax.
i This system of taxation was tolerably
adapted to the economic and Indus
trial conditions of half a century ago,
but it Is too rigid to permit equitable
taxation of widely varied forms of
property of today and too limited In
its scope to reach many classes of
private wealth that fairly should bear
a part of the public burdens."
Mr. Galloway declared that the
amendments proposed by the last
I Legislature, and which are to be
voted on by the people at the coming
election, are well prepared to pave
the way for genuine tax reform in
Oregon. With the constitution
amended as provided by these pro
posed amendments, the Tax Commis
sioner called attention to the fact
that It will then be possible to enact
For the classification of subjects
of taxation; for exemption of certain
property from taxation; for separa
tion of the sources of state and local
revenue that the burdens of taxation
may be more equitably proportioned;
for separate classification and taxa
tion of forest lands, water powers
and other natural resources, that con
servation of the same may be pro
moted: for the apportionment of state
taxes among the counties according
to equitable rules.
Coos Land Contests Soon.
MARSHFIELD The first oi a ser
ies of land contests in which Coos
County men are Interested will be
heard April 26, and other cases of
the same nature will follow. About
50 men from this city and other parts
of the county have nomestead claims
In the Fall Creek country In the
northern part of the county and they
are all contested. Some of the home
steaders are located on land on which
the Northern Pacific scrip has been
placed and It' will be a question
whether 'the scrip or the homestead
claims' are to stand. Others of the
homesteaders are located on land
which Is claimed by the Southern Pa
cific on the old railroad land grant
but which the homesteaders claim Is
outside the limit of the grant and .that
the Southern Pacific has never placed
indemnity scrip upon it.
Railroad Company Sued.
ROSEBURG The State of Oregon
vs. the Southern Pacific Railroad
Company is the title of a case filed
in the Circuit Court of Douglas Coun
ty. Through Attorney -General A. M.
Crawford, of Salem, Attorneys Fuller
ton and Orcutt of this city, the plain
tiffs ask $10,000 damages for failure
of the railroad company to construct
a spur at Edenbower within 60 days
after being notified to do so by the
Oregon Railroad Commission on Feb
Line Is Rushed to Harney.
VALE! Determined on being the
first railroad Into Harney County, the
Harriman interests jumped into Vale
with a force of 100 railroad laborers
and started construction work on the
Oregon & Eastern, the survey for
which extends westward across the
state from this point to a connection
with the Natron-Klamath line at
Oil Strike Is Imminent.
DALLAS Drillers at the well of
the Oregon Oil & Pipe Line Com
pany near here have encountered a
large vein of salt water at a depth of
1300 feet This, It Is believed, will
prove here, as elsewhere, a forerun
ner of the discovery of oil.
BAlKUEL L 3LEMENS
Samuel L. Clemens, (Mark Twain),
the noted humorist, who recently re
turned from the Bermudas, where he
went to recover his health.. He Is
suffering from a severe attack of
heart trouble, and owing to his ad
vanced age his recovery Is doubtful.
HAPPENINGS OF INTEREST
CONDENSED FOR READERS
Wall Street tickers announced that
J. Pierpont Morgan, now in Switzer
land, last week celebrated his 73rd
The American Cereal Company, re
puted to be the largest cereal manu
facturing concern in the world, Is to
build a large cereal mill on Puget
Sound, probably at Seattle.
Damage to fruit In Salt Lake Valley
from frost will aggregate $600,000.
The apricot crop has been almost en
tirely destroyed and peaches, pears,
prunes and early apples suffered se
verely. The use of smudge-boxes
saved several orchards.
Governor Benson has honored a
requisition from the state of Washing
ton for the return to that state of
Aaron S. Lebb, wanted at Seattle for
the desertion of his wife and two
A unique device for life saving at
sea has been Invented by J. C. Hall,
of Vancouver, B, C. It consists of a
rocket which can be shot from the
deck of a wrecked ship to the land
and which automatically forms a life
line over which crew or passengers
can escape without aid from the
The committee In charge of the
Fairbanks Mount McKinley expedition
desires that the United States Gov
ernment shall detail Signal Service
men from the point nearest Mount
McKinley to make a trip to the vi
cinity of the mountain, and report
whether an American flag is flying on
President Taft has promised Rep.
sentatlve Townsend to go to Monroe,
Mich., on June 14 to attend the un
veiling of a memorial statue to Gen
eral Custer. Monroe was Custer's
home when he enlisted, and the old
homestead there now owned by the
Government. The site will be used
tor a Postoffice building.
Held guilty on eight of the 14
counts which charged violation of the
Federal statutes gevorning safety ap
pliances, the Rio Grande Railway
Company was directed by Federal
Judge John Marshall at Salt Lake to
pay a fine of $800 and costs. The
Oregon Short Line was found guilty
on one count of a similar charge,
and a penalty of $100 was assessed
against the company.
Directed by Commissioner Dennett,
of the General Land Offioe, six more
special agents of the Department of
the Interior for Oregon and Washing
ton at Portland have been removed
from office because of the million
dollar appropriation for their salaries
and expenses having become ex
hausted. Until more founds shall be
available through Congressional ac
tion there will be but two agents op
erating from the Portland and Seattle
The New York District Attorney's
office has completed all preparations
for beginning the murder trial of Al
bert Walter Woltr, charged with
having brutally murdered Ruth Amos
Wheeler, a handsome girl of is years
and with having dismembered and
partly burned her body. The crime
which was committed less than a
month ago, was of an unusually
brutal and fiendish nature and . ore
ated considerable sensation at the
GOVERNOR IS DEAD, OFFICIALS
JAP CONSULATE DESTROYED
Famine Sufferers Inflamed Against
Foreigners. Soldiers Join
CHANGSHU, China, April 16. All
of the foreign-owned buildings in
Changshu have been destroyed by fire,
except the British consulate. All the
buildings rented by foreigners have
All foreigners have left the city.
So far as known, no foreign resident
lost his life.
The governor of Huhan province,
Wu Tchung Siu, and his son, were
killed, and several other government
Six thousand foreign drilled soldiers
are stationed here and a few of these
protected the governor's house for a
time, but soon all Joined the rioters.
Famine Sufferers Loot.
The riots began April 13, when the
famine sufferers looted the rice de
pots. A captain of police 'was wound
ed trying to restore' order. Thou
sands crowded around him and his
assistants, and he was obliged to flee
to the Yamen. The rioters followed
and besieged the place all night.
The following day the disturbances
became anti-loreign. The Chinese In
land mission and the Norwegian and
Catholic missions were burned. The
other missions were destroyed ' April
15. The missionaries attached to the
American Episcopal Missionary Alli
ance, the United Evangelical Church
and the Wesleyan and Yale Scientists,
numbering 41 in all, took refuge in
boats. They left all their effects.
The destruction of all foreign prop
erty, Including the Japanese consu
late and the British warehouses, fol
lowed. The rioters numbered no few
er than 24,000.
EMPEROR MEETS ROOSEVELT
Almost Royal Honors Are Accorded
VIENNA, April 18. Col. Theodore
Roosevelt was received at the Aus
trian capital in manner almost like
that accorded a reigning sovereign.
As a special mark of his personal es
teem the aged emperor-king, Francis
Joseph, received Col. Roosevelt In
his private apartments at the impos
ing Hofburg palace, Instead of in the
regular audience chufnber.
What is regarded as a significant
sequel to the recent Vatican Incident
was the unexpected call of Monslgnoi
Belmonte Plgnatelli, the Papau nun
cio, accredited to the Austrian court,
In the full ecclesiastical vestments of
U is believed that Plgnatelli called
at the Pope's bidding and that his
mission was to express regrets of his
holiness over the part played by Car
dinal Merry Del Val, the papal secre
tary, in imposing impossible condi
tions in connection with the Vatican
call, which resulted In the startling
abandonment of the visit
Three Men Rob Train, and Escape.
BENICIA, Cal., April 18. After,
looting the mall and baggage oars
of overland train No. 1, between this
place and Goodyesr, Sunday morning,
three masked men, escaped, on
the engine of the train. The train
was stopped by a lantern signal as
It slowed down on the approach to
No estimate of the amount taken
can be bad, but it is believed the
robbery netted hundreds of dollars.
There were ten coaches on the train,
and the robbers locked each as they
passed through, leaving the passen
gers captive while they rifled the
Walks 127 Miles to Court.
PORTLAND Traveling 127 miles
on foot from his wooded homestead
in Curry County, in the southwesteri
corner of Oregon to Grants Pass,
where he was able to secure railroad
transportation, Edward G. Gardner
surrendered in the United States
Cqurt here to answer the charge of
having wilfully Bet out a forest fire
Is. August of last year.
MISS MARJ0RIE GOULD
Miss Marjorle Gould, daughter of
George Gould, who became the bride
of Anthony J. Drexel, Jr., of Phllad.l.
phla, Tuesday.. Miss Gould Is said
to have refused numerous titled for
elgners to wed an American.
Hearing of Secretary to Be Me Main
Feature of the Inquiry.
WASHINGTON, D. C.-The "pros
ecution" in the Balllnger-Plnchot con
troversy Indicated by the Congres
sional Investigating committee that it
was holding its big guns In reserve
until Secretary Ballinger takes the
Attorney Brandels sought permls
sion to defer the cross-examination of
Frank Pierce, assistant secretary of
the Interior, until after he had had
an opportunity to quesUon Secretary
Frank Pierce, first assistant secre
tary of the Interior, who began his
term of service in the department
under Secretary Garfield, and who
has testified at a previous session
that Secretary Ballinger never inter
fered with the conduct of the Cun
ningham coal claims after he had
turned them over to him, resumed his
testimony at the session. He denied
that he had told ex-Governor Miles
C. Moore that be could have his pat
ents without examination under the
law of May 26, 1908. The witness
said that Commissioner Dennett has
so construed the law and had told
Moore that he could nave the patents
without a hearing.
Edward C. Finney, assistant to the
Secretary of the Interior, tesUfled In
corroboration of Pierce and Clements.
Attorney Vertrees questioned the
witness regarding the letters sent In
response to an inquiry from Senator
LaFollette as to Secretary BalUnger's
policy on restoring to entry water
power sites withdrawn by Secretary
Garfield. In those letters Ballinger
was quoted as saying that the with
drawal of water-power sites hB
restored on recommendation of the
The "prosecution", put on Director
Newell and Chief Engineer Davis, of
the Reclamation Service, to disprove
this statement, both testifying they
had been ordered by the Secretary to
order the restorations.
Smuggler Is Convicted.
EL PASO, Tex., April 19. George
Olln, alias Snake Pool, who was
caught with 700 cans of opium, was
convicted of smuggling in the Federal
Court. Olln is said to have had con
federates at every port on the border
and was one of the most adroit and
successful smugglers of Chinese and
opium In the country. He had head
quarters hen, at Los Angeles and
PORTLAND Consumers League
of Portland is making every effort to
establish a "white list' of shops in
this city coming up to certain high
standards in regard to the working
conditions of their women employes.
SPRING FIELD As a result of a
scratch received when building a
fence, C. W. Finch of this city may
lose his hand from blood poisoning.
The wound was made with a piece
of dirty or rusty Iron.
PENDLETON The body of Jack
Peters, who mysteriously disappeared
from home in this city eight weeks
ago, was found in a mlllrace by a
schoolboy. There was no evidence of
foul play and the theory of suicide
la accepted generally.
HILL AND GOULD
IE A DEAL
TRAFFIC AGREEMENTS MADE FOR
INTERCHANGE OF BUSINE8S.
DENVER IS EXCHANGE POINT
Gould Gets Access to Northwest and
Hill Connections East to Pitts
burg and South to Gulf.
DENVER. April 18. At a confer
ence of officials of the Chicago, Burl
ington ft Qulncy and the Denver A
Rio Grande's Western Pacific lines,
traffic agreements were made by
which business will be Interchanged
In Denver. This will give the Hill
lines an outlet Into California and the
Gould lines will have a connection
with the Pacific Northwest
The business of the Gould lines for
the Northwest will be carried via the
Burlington to the Great Northern and
Northern Pacific lines.
The arrangement will give the
North Pacific Coast through connec
tions as far east as Pittsburg and as
far south as the Gulf of Mexico.
The deal gives the Gould lines
from St Louis, southern Colorado
and New Mexico favorable traffic ar
rangements with the Burlington and
other Hill lines to Portland, as well
as Seattle, and will mean much to
Portland and the Puget Sound coun
try, la the opinion of the railroad
WILL ALDRICH RETIRE?
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 19.
It is reported here on good authority
that Senator Nelson W. Aldrlch oi
Rhode Island will retire at the end
of his present term, March 4. Fall
ing health la believed to hsve been
responsible for a physician's order
that the Rhode Island Senator aban
don active service. It Is said fur
ther that Aldrlch will retire Imme
diately from his committees in order
that he may give all time possible to
the monetary commission of which he
Is the head. '
Charles Waxier Admits Identity.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 18. The
man said to be Charles J. Wezter,
who is wanted at Tacoma, Wash., on
a charge of having murdered Mrs.
Henry Schuls, the mother of Wezler'i
divorced wife, admitted that bis name
was Charles Wetler, but said he was
not the man for whom the police
"I am Charles Wetler, all right,"
he told the police, "but I had noth
ing to do with the murder of Mrs.
Schuls at Gig Harbor."
When arrested at Ocean Beach tor
carrying concealed weapons, Wesler
gave the name of Wagner. He was
later Identified as Wetler by detec
tives who saw him in the prisoners'
dock In the police court
TAFT FORGIVES HISSING.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April IS.
Declaring be regretted the "hissing"
incident at the suffragette convention
not because of personal feeling, but
because It was being used In an un
fair way to embarrass the leaders of
the suffrage movement, President
Taft sent a letter of reply to the
apology sent him by the suffragists.
Railroad to Farm.
SEATTLE, April 19. To overcome
the high cost of meats and farm prod
ucts of every kind, Including garden
truck, eggs and milk and cream, the
Northern Pacific Railway Company
has purchased and Improved 270 acres
of rich bottom land near Kent, In this
county, and has established dairy
with a herd of 300 thoroughbred milch
cows and 1500 White Leghorn hens.
The company has also planted 400
acres of corn and garden truck at
Paradise, Mont Products of these
Institutions are to be consumed en
tirely by the dining car department ot
Hughes' Recommendation Adopted.
ALBANY, N. Y., April 17. Giving
heed to the recommendation of Gov
ernor Hughes, the Senate has gone
on record In favor of a thorough In
quiry into all allegations ot Legisla
tive corruption. It is now up to the
assembly to say whether the Senate
example shall be followed.
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