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TWENTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. 36.
ENTERPRISE, OREGON, THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 1910,
COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER
..Cent a word single insertion, 1
cents a word 2 insertions. Special
rates by month, and year.
Dressmaking and plain sewing. Sat
isfaction guaranteed. Miss Llda
Thos. Siegmund left on sale at Ri
ley & Riley's the Wonder Washer.
Fullblood White Langshang eggs lor
setting. $1.00 per 15. Mrs. J. D.
Struble, Enterprise. lOlbm
Slate Funds loaned, 6 per cent. John
P. Rusk. Atty. State Land E'd. Joseph
Farm loans at 7 percent. Call or
write First Bank of Joseph. 58bt?
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
for W. R. Kivette. 26b i
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.
Tuesday, one email, brown, ladles
purse. Finder may have one-half of
the money, and leave purse at post
Two black -work horses, 1 branded
7A on right stifle,, the other with
white Bpot 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 seem at the store of the un
dersigned in Enterprise, or at office
..... vtA.I-A.l L Tn
or tne arcnitect, a. juuimi, ai 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.
NOTICE OF ELECTION.
Notice is hereby given that the
city electlom f or the purpose of elect
ing a mayor, two counoilmen, 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. m. to 6 o'clock p. m.,
Tuesday, Way 3, 1910.
W. E. TAGGART,
102w2 " City Recorder.
NOTICE OF1 EIGHTH
The Eighth. Grade Examinations
will be held In the several school
districts, May 12 and 13, 1910.
J. C. OONLET,,
Supt. of Schools.
Soma War Expenses,
The Napoleonic wurs cost England
$4,320,000,000. The war of 1870 be
tween France and Ueruiuny cost $3.
800.000.000. The Crimean wur cost
$1,700,000,000, and the civil war in the
United States exacted a toll from both
ides of over $0,000,000,000. The Boer
war cost England over $1,000,000,000,
and the struggle between Unssla and
Japan cost more than twice that sum.
New Vork American.
Wheat Track prices: Club, 86
87c; blustem, 90c; red Russian, 85c
Barley Feed and brewing, $24.
Oats No. 1 white, $28 per ton.
Hay Timothy, Willamette Valley
$1820 per ton; .Eastern Oregon
$23; alfalfa, $17; clover, $16.
Butter Extra, 29c; fancy, 29c;
Eggs Ranch, candled, 25c
Hop 1909 crop, 1316c; olds
Wool Eastern Oregon, 1417c pel
Wheat Bluestem, 89 90c; club
$5 86c; red Russian, 82 83c.
Oats $27 per ton.
Barley $23 per ton.
Hay Timothy, $2223 per ton; al
falfa, $16 per ton.
Butter Washington Creamery, 33c;
Eggs Selected local, 2627c.
Potatoes $10 14 per ton.
TWO KILLED IN
ENGINEER'S LIFE IS SACRIFICED
BURLINGTON TRAIN DITCHED
Engineer Gordon and Fireman Meyer
Crushed to Death Under
NORTH YAKIMA, April 25. While
running at a speed of 30 miles an
hour past Selah Btation, six miles
northwest of North Yaiilma, the Bur
lington passenger train No. 41, over
the Northern Pacific railroad, was
wrecked Sunday. Engineer William
Gordon, of Eilensburg, and Fireman
Meyers, of Pasco, were Instantly kill
ed, and R. Pratt, of Seattle, a mail
clerk, and William Brogan, of Seat
tle, mall weigher, slightly injured.
That many passengers on the heav
ily loaded train were not Injured was
due to the presence of mind of Engi
neer Gordon, who lost his life In the
effort to save those under bis care,,
when he shut off the steam, threw
on the air brakes, and even placed
the emergency brake In the 400 feet
the train ran from the time It struck
the open or defective switch.
Conductor Churchill, who was tak
ing tickets In the day coach, says
when the engine left the track the
train was going at the normal speed
of 30 miles en hour. Suddenly the
air brakes were sot, the engine whis
tle gave the Bhort distress blasts, and
a second later the crash came.
The engine, No. 280, pulling the
train, had left the main line, and gone
into the switch just east of Selah,
jumped the track and been dumped
over an embankment about five feet
high. Forced by the momentum of
the heavy train, the mall car had
swept by the overturned engine and
been turned about a quarter over,
and the baggage car had followed.
Both cars were badly damaged. Ap
parently, after giving the warning
signal, Engineer Gordon bad attempt
ed to get from the cab, for his body
was found between the boiler head
and the tender. The body of Meyers
was found pinned under the tender,
bis arms outstretched.
STORM LOSSES IMMENSE
West Must Go to Rescue .of East, aa
Fruit and Vegetables Are Ruined.
CHICAGO, April 25. Western and
other fruit-producing states will be
called upon this year to supply all
of the Middle Western states, In ad
dition .to their regular business, for
no fruit, with the possible exception
of strawberries and a few late grapes
will be g own in six or eight states.
- Thirty million dollars Is a rough
estimate made of the loss in this
year's fruit crop by the cold tem
peratures and blisszardous condition
which obtained through the Upper
Misslssplppi Valley and extended as
far east as Ohio. Unofficial reports
are that Kansas has suffered a loss of
$8,000,000; Iowa, $8,000,000; Michi
gan, $5,000,000; Wisconsin, $1,000,000;
Illinois, $4,000,000, and Indiana, $2,
Trust Must Show Books.
TRENTON, N. J., April 25. The
State Supreme Court this afternoon,
affirmed the decision of Supreme
Court Justice Swayze In which the
National Packing Company and other
beef packing concerns were ordered
to bring their books within the State
of New Jersey for the purpose of ex
amination by the Hudson County
John Kling Goes Back to Chicago.
CHICAGO, April 26. After several
weeks of delays, John Kling, the
catcher of the Chicago Cubs, whose
reinstatement In organized baseball
was recently announced by the Na
tional baseball commission, actually
started to Chicago from Kansas City,
COMMISSION WILL MEET
Matters Pending Involve Transconti
nental Freight Traffic.
WASHINGTON, April 24. A nota
k'e conference will be held by mem
bers of the Interstate Commerce Com
mission Thursday and Friday. These
days have been set aside by the com
mission for the consideration of the
Pacific Coast cases heard by the com
mission on its long trip last autumn.
The cases Involve not merely freight
conditions local to the Pacific Coast,
but questions affecting the transconti
nental traffic in Its entirety. The
cases Include the rehearing of the
Spokane rate matter, the Portland
and Seattle back haul cases, the San
Francisco cases, including rates Into
the Intermountaln territory and the
Reno rate case.
Tennessee Has Snowfall.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 25.
Flurries of snow were intermittent
here all day Sunday. So far, the
damage In Tennessee from the present
cold snap has been slight.
Acid Drunk for Medicine.
SEATTLE, April 25. Marlon Mor
rison, aged 12, died Sunday as the re
sult of drinking carbolic acid from a
bottle she thought contained medicine.
Emll Seidel, the Socialist mayor of
Milwaukee, who has come out strong,
ly for abolition of the slums and the
tearing down of tuberculosis-Infested
tenements. Milwaukee Is the first
great city In the United Statea to
elect a Socialist for mayor.
HAPPENINGS OF INTEREST
CONDENSED FOR READERS
" Eulogies on the late Representative
Cushman, of Washington, will be held
Wisconsin's State Board of Forestry
has Joined hands with the Federal
Forestry Service In getting a compre
hensive statement of facts as to forest
tax conditions in that state.
President Taft has ordered the re
moval of United States District At
torney John J. Boyce end United
States Marshal Dan A. Southerland,
of the first division, Alaska.
As a result of sensational testi
mony before the House committee on
the District of Columbia regarding
the conduct of affairs of George Wash
ington University, there may be a
Albert Wolter, a degenerate youth
of 19 years, who gloated over lewd
pictures and was "crazy" about wom
en, must die In the electric chair for
the murder of Ruth Wheeler, a pretty
16-year-old New York stenographer.
President Taft has signed the first
of the proclamations providing a re
classification of the lands In the Na
Uonal forests, which will throw 4,000,
000 acres out of the forest reserves
and make them available for home
Senator Johnston of Albama has in
formed the Senate that a movement
for the importation of Australian beef
had been inaugurated in New York
as means of meeting the trust
prices. He said it had been found
that the foreign meat could be sold
at a rate of 6 cents a pound less than
the domestic product
Government employes are much
perturbed over reports which indicate
that the hookworm disease, dread foe
of all work, Is approaching the Na
tional capital. In Virvinia, only a
short distance south of Washington,
It was found in one school that 7 of
the 9 pupils harbor hookworms.
There is now only eight states in
the Union which Mr. Taft has failed
to visit officially and these will have
the pleasure of meeting the President
before many months have passed
They are Wyoming, Nevada, Oklaho
ma, Michigan, Florida, West Virginia.
Maine and New Hampshire. He will
have been perhaps the first of the
Presidents to visit every state In the
Union during his incurabtney.
SLAYER OF MOTHER-IN-LAW
TELLS OF CRIME.
DID NOT INTEND TO KILL
Prisoner Says He Desired to Per
suade Mrs. Schuli to Aid Him In
Getting HI ChlldKen.
TACOMA. Wash., April 25. Charles
J. Wezler, the Portland novelty ad
vertising solicitor, captured In San
lOT1lonn J V V. . 1. .
i - -'"w uu uiuugui nere 10 an'
i swer for the brutal murder of Mrs
Fredericks Schuli, has made a com
plete confession to Sheriff Morris
and Prosecuting Attorney McMurray,
Mrs. Schulz, mother of Welzer's di
vorced wife,' was shot to death April
4 on a lonely country road leading
from Gig Harbor to a sister's home
near Artondale, whither Mrs. Schulz
had been lured by a fake letter sent
her by Wezler. Suplclon was at
once directed by the family to Wezler
Prisoner Weeps as He Talks.
Weeping hysterically while he
talked, Wezler Insisted that he did
not intend to kill Mrs. Schulz. The
family, he said, had threatened his
life if he came to their house. He
says be sent the decoy letter only to
tet Mrs. Schulz out where he could
ta'.k with her in safety, and that he
wanted her to bring her daughter
Emma along, believing Emma's eood
Influence would help persuade' the
mother to aid him to recover his two
He walked along the road a mile
or more talking with Mrs. Schulz.
Wezler says she demanded he pay
his divorced wife $3000 alimony and
that then everything would be all
tight, otherwise his wife was going
to Alaska and Mrs. Schulz was going
to take the children. When she re
fused to recede or argue further, he
sayg he lost all control of himself,
drew the revolver and shot her.
BRANDEIS ACCUSES TAFT
Claims Balllnger Was Cleared on Re
WASHINGTON After attacking:
certain statements in Attorney-Gener
al Wickersham's Bummary of the
Glavis case before the Balllnger-Pin-chot
investigation Attorney Brandeis,
threw out a broad suggestion the doc
ument had been dated months earlier
than It had been prepared to make
it appear that Taft's letter of vindi
cation of Secretary Balllnger had been
based upon alleged facts it contained
Neither the President nor the at
torney general would comment on Mr.
Former Register Testifies.
Having come all the way here from
Alaska to tell whether he had made
the statement that an agent of Col
ier's had told him "It would be worth
$5000 to $10,000 for him to come to
Washington to testify," John W. Dud
ley, the dismissed register of the land
office at Juneau, took the stand and
said that he bad been misunderstood.
Simple Services Over Mark Twain.
ELMIRA, N. Y.. April 26. Services
as simple as his wholesome life at
tended the tributes paid here to Sam
uel L. Clemens (Mark Twain), whose
body was brought here for burial
from his home at Redding, Conn..
where he died last Friday. -
Church Ordains Bryan as Elder.
LINCOLN. Neb., April 15. In the
Westminster Presbyterian church,
midway between Lincoln and Fair
view, W. J.- Bryan was formally or
dalned and installed Sunday as an
elder of that denomination.
Babe Drinks Kerosene.
WESTON, Ore.,. April 25. The in
fant daughter, 18 months old, of Coun
cilman Frank Snider, Is dead from
the effects of drinking kerosene which
she found in a cup oa the table.
Patriotic Rose promised.
L03 ANGELES, April 27. Having
rosebush which produces a red and
white flower. Park Superintendent
Long, of Long Beach, thinks he can
aaake it add a blue shade also, and
thus he will have a National flower.
Mrs. "Hetty Green, celebrated for
years as the richest and shrewdest
business woman In the world, will
soon retire from active business life
and will turn over the handling of her
immense fortune, estimated at $50,
000,000, to her daughter. Sylvia, now
Mrs. Matthew Astor Wilkes.
Commander Sverdrup, the famous
Arctic explorer, will leave Norway this
week .with 14 men on the whaler
Hvalrossen for an expedition to
Greenland's northwest coast and Baf
fin Land in the hope of finding a new
whaling territory. Commander Sverd
rup will visit also Annatok and Etah,
In order to examine the places In
which Dr. Cook declares he left his
The Dixon long and short haul
amendment to the Elklns interstate
commerce bill now before the Senate
will probably be defeated because the
lumber Senators, who at first glance
were inclined to favor this provision.
have become convinced that Coast
terminal rates should not be robbed
of advantages that come to them by
reason of their water competition.
DR. B. C. HYDE
Dr. B. C. Hyde, chief figure In the
Swope murder case, now on trial In
Kansas City. Dr. Hyde Is accused
of having poisoned Colonel 8wope,
the wealthy uncle of his wife and
other members of the 8wop family
so Mrs. Hyde could Inherit the Swope
PARIS HEARS ROOSEVELT
PARIS, April 23. Theodore Roose
velt delivered his eagerly awaited lec
ture on "Citizenship in a Republic" In
the Sorbonne this afternoon. His au
dience was composed of all the mem
bers of the French Cabinet, students
selected from the University of Paris,
and many distinguished guests. In
the course of bis address he made
reference to the subject of human
rights and property rights in the fol
"My position as regards the
moneyed Interests can be put In a
few words. In every civilised coun
try society property rights must be
carefully safeguarded. Ordinarily
and in the great majority of cases hu
man rights and property rights are
fundamentally and, in the long run.
Identical; but when it clearly appears
that there is a real conflict between
them, human rights must have the
upper hand; property belongs to man,
and not man to property."
Clark Joins Hill In Work.
CHICAGO, April 25. William A.
Clark, former United States Senator
from Montana, and James J. Hill are
aid to have joined hands with a view
to a combined railroad Invasion of
Washington, Idaho, Montana and Cal
ifornia, according to an article in the
Senator CI irk Is said to be inter
ested wltrf Mr. Hill In the construc
tion of the Gilmore & Pittsburg Rail
road and in the North Coast Line,
which Robert Strahorn, of Spokane,
is promoting. ,
CORVALLIS The O. A. C. uaseball
squad, including twelve men, left
here Friday, April 22. for a tour of
;he Northwest While away the team
wilt play six games with Conference
Colleges and two with Non-Confer
SALEM Replying to a letter from
Ed Wright, County Clerk of Union
County, Oregon, Attorney-General
Crawford has rendered an opinion to
the effect that "the time specified
when the division of the county into
election precincts shall be made Is
directory and not mandatory or luris-
A f't ,.!,
STATED IN BRIEF
TCvEGRAPHIC CHRONICLE OF
SMITH NAMED INLAND FRAUD
Puter's Letters to McKlnley Most ln
portant Timber Case Feature.
Krlb's Knowledge Shown.
PORTLAND Through a series ol
remarkable letters from Steven A. D
Puter to Horace G. McKlnley, the
Government succeeded In bringing
Into the Linn County land fraud case
the name of C. A. Smith, and showing
that Frederick A. Kribs could not
have escaped knowledge of the frauds
through which the timber lands wars
acquired, and later purchased by C
A Smith and John H. Wllld.
It Is considered by the office ol
District Attorney McCourt that the
prosecutor has at last secured an
opening In the armor of the defense
through which he hopes to obtain a
cancellation of title of 33 quarter
sections of land, now valued at $S02,
Puter advised McKlnley that be had
Interested C. A. Smith, of Minneapolis,
in the Linn County lands, and that
the Minnesota millionaire was send
ing his cruiser, Frederick A. Kribs,
to look 6ver the property.
It was ahown by McKlnley that the
witness was arrested at Albany by
Government offals, April 1, 1900,
and that the charge was subornation!
of perjury In connection with the'
Roseburg entries of the very lands
which McKlnley and Puter were try
ing to sell to Kribs.
Kribs and Puter were shown to
have reached Albany on April 1,
Puter securing the release of McKln
ley on bonds, and that the next day
the party went up to examine the
claims. From many witnesses It has
been shown that Kribs afterward ac
quired all the notes and mortgages
securing the payments ofAmonev ad- ,
tanced by McKlnley and Puter to pay
ior we lands and settle with the en
trymen at the rate of $75 to $100 each.
The evidence Is considered to ba
the most Important secured since the
beginning of the trial, and will' be
used to counteract statements from
msny entrymcn who have gone on ths
stand day after day and asserted that
they bad made no agreement to sail
the lands before filings bad been
made and final proofs submitted.
Advice Offered Taft
SALEM The Oregon Railroad
Commission has received mni..
resolutions passed bv tha vhr..v.
Commission In the matter of the ap
pointment of the late Justlea Rm..
er's successor on the United States
supreme bench. The resolution.
forth In effect that there are many
men in the state Supreme Courts f
la the practice of the nrofeaiiinn hn
are "free from the prejudices and be-
nets wnicn are naturally pnir.H
by one whose life work has been de
vour to defending and afeiriipHin
railroad Interests," and asks the ap
pointment of a man free from this
kind of Influence. Th rni,,ti.
have been forwarded to President
Taft and the Oregon Commission has
been asked to approve of the resolu
tlons and Indicate Its approval to the
Plan for Jubilee Made.
CORVALLIS The Quarter cent.n.
nlal of the Oregon Agricultural
lege will be selebrated Tuesday, June
i. The day for commencement ex
ercises has been changed from Jnna
16 to June 18, and ths class day ex
ercises have been scheduled for Jnna
11. This change has been made to
avoid conflict with the meeting of
the Masonic grand lodge in Portland
on June 15 and 16.
Excursion rates of one and a third
fare will be in operation on all rail
roads within the state and special
trains will run from Portland and
other points with a special rate of
one fare for the round trip.
SALEM State Printer ni .
has completed the m-intina- and a.
livery of the 63d Oregon Report, and
has printed the 64th Rennrt nn
the Index. The reports of the Su
preme Court are now m-in.
November, 1909, being much nearer
up to date than at any time In manv