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The Wallowa Valley Strawberry is the Best on Earth
TWENTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. 37.
ENTERPRISE, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY 5, 1910.
COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPCH
Cent a word single insertion, 1
cento a word 2 insertions. Special
rates by month and year.
Dressmaking and plain sewing. Sat
isfaction guaranteed. Miss Llda
Thos. Slegmund lefit on sale at Ri
ley & Riley's the Wonder Washer.
Fullblood White Langshang eggs for
netting. $1.00 per 15. Mrs. J. D.
Struble, Enterprise. lOlbm
Well bred 2-year-old Jersey bull. In
dcpeadent phone. F. A. Clarke, En
MONEY TO LOAN
Slate Funds loaned, 6 per cent. John
P. RuBk. Atty. State Land B'd. Joseph
Farm loans at 7 percent. Call nt
write First Bank of Joseph. 68Wf
Lumber. Anyone having lumber of
inv grade In any amount for sale,
or who has timber he Intends to saw
noon, and wishes to contract the lum
ber, call on or address W. F. Rankin
at Haney planer In Enterprise. Agent
for WR. Kivette. 2Cb4
Housekeeper .wanted to keep house
for man with two children. Call on
or write Ted Johnson, Enterprise,
Two black work horses, 1 branded
7A on right etlfle,, the other, with
white spot on left Bide. Information,
leading to recovery will be thankfully
received. J. L. Fine, Enterprise, Or
NOTICE OF; EIGHTH
The Eighth Grade Examinations
will be held la the several school
districts, May 12 and 13, 1910.
J. C. OONLET,,
Supt. of Schools.
Indtopeneable records for owners
of stallions, containing description
of mares, dates of service, time of
payments, and all necessary data,
printed on good paper and, strongly
bound in boards with cloth back,
for sale at this office or sent post
age prepaid on receipt of. price, $1.
Doors and windows and all kinds
of buUders hardware at Keltner's.
. The Mark of the Hand.
When the bund touches unytblng 11
leaves upon the object touched a rep
resentation of that part which came in
coutact with the object. This luipres
slou is not visible to the eye. It is
niade by the acid of moisture exuded
from the skin. If you pluce the pulm
of your bund Out on a sheet of blunk
paper you wuy uot see the faintest
truce, of the bund, and many people
Will be augry ut the suggestion that
there is Buy exudation their bauds are
perfectly dry; tbey do not suffer from
perspiration. Nevertheless If a nietul
piuie covered with a certain chemical
preparation be passed over the paper
the representation of the band becomes
Visible in great detail.
The Mule's Intelligence.
"Dat ol' mule knows dut plowlu' time
has ooie," said Brother Dhkey. "Wen
1 gone ter de buru ter feed blm dis
wawuln' he hud done kicked de do
loose, jumped two wire ieuces au
swiuiuied de millpou' ter de big woods.
Wen you stops ter consider de few jid
vautages de mule bez bad de iuielli
geuce or mere nuiu cuu't bul half a
candle ter bim!" Atlanta Constitu
Wheat Track prices: Club, 86
87c; bluestem, 88c; red Russian, 85c.
Barley Feed and brewing, $24.
Oats No. 1 white, $27 per ton.
Hay Timothy, Willamette Valley,
$1820 per ton; Eastern Oregon,
$2225; alfalfa, $17; clover, $16.
Butter Extra, 29c; fancy, 29c;
ranch, 20c. '
Eggs Ranch, candled, 2324c.
Hops 1909 crop, 1316c; olds,
Wool Eastern Oregon, 14 17c per
Mohair 32 33c.
Wheat Bluestem, 86 87c; elub,
82 84c; red Russian, 81 82c.
Oats $27 per ton. y
Barley $23 per ton.
Hay Timothy, $2223 per ton; al
falfa, $16 per ton.
Butter Washington Creamery, 30c;
Eggs Selected local, 2526o.
Potatoes Market demoralised.
DOINGS OF CONGRESS AND ITEMS
BALLINGER ON THE STAND
Secretary of Interior Vigorously Do
fends Himself. Declares Glavis
Is a Liar.
WASHINGTON. Indignantly deny
ing that he had been guilty of any
wrong-doing, Richard A. Balllnger
made a bitter attack upon his critics
when a witness before the Balllnger
Pinchot investigating committee, and
characterized many of tue statements
of his principal accuser, L. R. Glavis,
as "willful and deliberate lies."
Led on by his attorney, the Cabinet
officer answered one by one the in
dictments of those who would de
stroy him. He referred with apparent
pride to Theodore Roosevelt's oft-expressed
high estimate of .him, particu
larly the ex-President's statement
when he was commissioner of the
land office, that he had "secured a
$25,000 man for $5000."
Coal Land Action Defended.
He defended his conduct In connec
tlon with the Cunningham coal case?
and said emphatically that be would
take the same action now as he did
when at the head of the land office,
f he had the same record before him
Passing from the subject of Alaskan
jal lands, Balllnger gave a justlfl
atlon of his attitude toward the re
clamation service. His most Import
ant denial was of the charge made by
Director Newell and Chief Engineer
Davis, that he misrepresented to the
President that . the reclamation ser
vice had recommended the restoration
of the waterpower sites withdrawn by
By a vote on which Mr. Madison,
the Insurgent Republican on the com
mittee, was the only member to da
part from others of his party, the
committee again rtjected Attorney
Brandeis' request that Attorney-General
Wickersham should be required
to produce papers which the "prose
cution" contends would show that he
antedated his Bummary to the Presi
dent of the Glavis charges against
Cummins Amendment Defeated.
By the decisive vote of 5 to 29,
the Administration Republicans de
feated the Cummins substitute for the
Crawford-E'.kins traffic .agreement
provision of the railroad bill. The
vote Is generally accepted as a test
of the strength of the contending
sides and It Is believed it presages
-.he passage of the bill by a safe ma
jority. Immediately after the result was
announced Senator Cummins gave no
'ice of another amendment Intended
o accomplish the same purpose. He
had claimed for his. amendment that
It would specifically require the ap
proval "by the Interstate Commerce
Commission of all rates under the
traffic agreements, In advance of
their taking effect, but he says bis
substitute covered all phases of the
Tft Land Bill to Pats.
The committee on public' lands of
.the House, by a majority vote of two,
has reported out the bill authorizing
the President of the United States to
make withdrawals of public lands in
certain cases. The bill as agreed up
en authorizes the President to make
withdrawals for examination and clas
sification to determine the character
and value of lands withdrawn.
Treasury at Mercy of Thieves.
The astonishing statement was
made by Charles D. Norton, assistant
secretary of the treasury, before the
house committee on expenditures In
the treasury department recently that
there was at present no law on the
statute books by which a subordinate
.n any of the various subtreasurles of
the United States could be punished
(or making away with public funds.
McCredle's Bill Is Favored.
Representative McCredle had a
hearing before the judiciary commit
tee to present arguments In support
of his bill authorizing the States o(
Oregon and Washington to adjust dif
ferences over the boundary line
where It follow the Columbia River,
t&i tiI all hearlpf the committee
assured him the bill would be favor
Friar Land Inquiry Ordered.
The House passed unanimously the
resolution offered by Slayden, ot
Texas, calling on the Secretary of
War for information concerning the
sale or leasing of land in the Philip
Uncle Sam's warning that there Is a
counterfeit one dollar bill In circula
tion comes home to the pocket of the
No cure con keep In condition Idle
people wbo overeat, stay ud late at
sight and live In unventUated apart
ments. MRS. RUTH BRYAN LEAVITT
Mrs. Ruth Leavitt Bryan, daughter
of William Jennings Bryan, who was
married Tuesday to Reginald Owen,
of the British Royal engineers.. Mr.
Leavitt, whom, she divorced, an
nounces that he will attempt to gain
possession of the Leavitt children.
RESERVATION IS OPENED
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho, May 2.
The Couer d'Alene Indian Reservation
was formally opened to settlement to
day. Hundreds of men are here wa.i
lng to file and begin life on the.r
holdings. Over 400,000 acres of land
is in the area to be opened.
Will Nagel Save or Kill Seals.
WASHINGTON, May 3. Conserva
tkm of the' Alaskan seal herds Is a
matter to which Secretary Nagel, of
the Department ot Commerce and La
bor, Is giving close attention.
Congress has given the Secretary
discretionary authority and it will
rest with him whether a certain num
ber of the animals are to be slaugh
tered yearly or whether sealing shall
be Stopped altogether for a time.
The lease of the North American
Commercial Company, which for 20
years .has enjoyed the exclusive priv
ilege of taking the seals, expired
Cures Ills by 11 Days' Fast.
BOISE, Idaho, May 2. Going with
out nourishment for 11 days and as
many nights, Mrs. E. W. Roberts, ot
this city, has established a successful
fasting record which has probably
never been equaled lu the Northwest
By so doing, 'she cured ' herself of
nervous prostration and insomnia
Eleven davs of fasting is the extreme
limit gone by Mrs. Roberts, but she
declares she has often fasted from
three to eight days without the slight
Ballot May Be Large.
SALEM, Ore., May 2. Unless all
signs fail the voters of Oregon will
have their hands full.. at the general
election on November 8. Besides be
ing called upon. to select full state,
district and country tickets, the elec
tors of the state will be ated to pass
upon from 25 to 30 measures submit
ted in the initiative and referndum.
Noted Rear-Admiral Dies.
WASHINGTON, May 1. Rear-Admiral
Philip Hlchborn, U. S. N., re
tired, died at his home here tonight
at the age of 71 years.- The Admiral
had been ill for two months, suffering
from arterial sclerosis.
Mothers' Day Proclaimed.
OLYMPIA Governor Hay has Is
sued a proclamation designating Sun
day, May 8, 1910, as Mothers' day,
and recommends and requests that It
be observed as such throughout the
LEGISLATOR TELLS OF RECEIV
ING LORIMER MONEY.
DOUBLE PROBE PROMISED
Confession Will Be Repeated In Chi
cago. Springfield Grand Jury
to Take Hand.
CHICAGO. May 2 Chas. A. White
Democratic Representative lu the 1111
nols Legislature, has confessed tha;
he accepted $2000 for voting for Wil
liam Lorlmer for the United States
Senate and declares he took the bribe
In order that he might expose the ras
cality of the Illinois lawmakers.
White says he was given $1000 in
greenbacks by Lee Browne, the Dem
ocratic leader, whom he met at the
Griggs house in Chicago. At that
time, White claims, Browne remarked
that he could give White about as
much more at a later date, and sub
sequently, when the session closed,
White received $900, bis share of the
State's Attorney Wayman took Rep
resentative Chas. A. White, of O'Fal
lon, before the special grand Jury to
repeat his confession of alleging that
he received a bribe of $1000 for voting
for William Lorlmer for United States
Senator and later $900 as his share In
a "Jackpot" or general legislative cor
Tbe public prosecutor Intimates also
that In the near future the down-state
legislators mentioned by White In his
charges will appear before the special
Inquisitorial body. '
The legislative bribery scandal will
have tbe right of way and when tbe
Bpeclal grand jury gets through with
its work White's astounding story will
have been Investigated to tbe bottom
The Inquiry will not be confined to
Cook County alone, for In Sangamon
County the regular grand Jury con
venes at Springfield and State's At
torney Edmund Burke declares that it
will make an exhaustive inquiry into
the corrupt deals alleged by White to
have been transacted at the capital.
Lee O'Neill Browne, of Ottawa,
Democratic leader at Springfield, and
Senator -Lorlmer, both emphatically
deny the use of bribe.
SEEK BIG FUND FOR FAIR
SAN FRANCISCO, May 2. In a pri
vate car, strung across the rear of
which was a banner proclaiming It to
be the private coach of the repre
sentative "boosters" for the Panama
Pacific International Exposition, to be
held here In 1915, Governor Gillett
and eleven other prominent citizens of
California, left for Washington, where
they go In an effort to have the gov
ernment contribute $5,000,000 toward
the fund necessary to conduct tbe big
world's fair. '
Ex-President of Haytl Dies.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, May 1. Nord
Alexis, ex-president of Haytl, died here
today. His death followed a brief ill
ness. His health, however, had been
completely broken down by the expe
riences of the last year and a half,
after he was deposed and sent Into
exile. He was a refugee here since
the revolution of 1908, and possessed
considerable property In Kingston.
Cattle Man Routed.
LEWISTON, Ida., May 3. Tbe in
vaslon of settlers has routed the cat
tlemen from their last stand In Nez
Perce and Idaho counties, and proper
ty, horses and equipment to tbe value
, of $250,000, will be put under the
hammer near Grangevltle on June 20.
The property offered for sale con
sists of 2800 acres of the most pro-
I ductive agricultural land on Nez Perce
and Camas Prairies, homes to the
number of several hundred and farm
; equipment sufficient to handle the big
; ranch. The cattle have been moved
Into the B:'g Hole country of M In tana,
. where the firm of Bales and Jones
i has acquired 10,000 acres of fine pas
ture land, and ' will make another
stand against the settlers.
"Goodness, John." said a Wafshing
ton (Kau.i woumu to her busbaud,
"your suit looks as if you bad been
sleeping in it!"
"Well," replied John, "why not?
Isn't that tbe suit 1 wear to church?"
Kansas City Journal.
Monday witnessed the start from
Denver of a svore or contesting auto
mobiles bound tor re City of Mex
ico on the' Flag to-Flag urance
and reliability contest under the ruls
of the American Automobile Associa
tion. The chief object of the tour Is
to open new terrttory for the auto
mobile In the southwest and In Mex
ico. Very Annoying.
"It Is annoying to watch for a train
"Yes, and it I even more annoying
to wait fir a train that was discon
tinued the week before."-Washington
William Lorlmer, recently elected
nlted States Senator from Illinois.
whose election Is alleged to have been
irougnt about by bribery, a legislator
laving confessed that he accented
money for his vote.. Senator Lorlmer
emphatically denies the use of a
HAPPENINGS OF INTEREST
. CONDENSED FOR READERS
Harry K. Tbaw, who killed Stanford
White, must remain In the Mattewan
insane asylum, according to a decis
ion In the Appellate division of the
Supreme Court in Brooklyn.
With a loss of 600, the Turks cap
tured from the Albanians an Import
ant position at Orbanleh at the north
end of Kalchanlk pass, but tbe rebels
still hold the pass. Both sides loBt
Former President Roosevelt spent
tbe week In visiting the northern cap
ital cities of Copenhagen, Cbrlstlanla
and Stockholm, In each of which elab
orate preparations were made for
his reception and entertainment,
The Interstate Commerce Commls
slon bas suspended consideration of
tbe Spokane and other lnter-mountaln
and coast terminal rate cases until
tbe middle of May, as two members
of the commission are obliged to be
away from Washington.
The Senate has adopted the Hay
burn resolution creating a committee
of five Senators to Investigate the
administration of the third degree by
Federal officers to extort statements
or confessions In criminal proceed
ings. Harry P. Flannery, president of the
San Francisco Police Commission,
wbo was Indicted by the Marin
County grand jury for grand larceny
In connection with a recent raid on
a fake poolroom In Sausaltlto, re
signed bis office.
Tbe irrigation by private enter
prise of 8611 acres of public lands
In the Blackfoot land district of Idaho
has been approved by the Interior De
partment, Tbe area to be thus re
claimed will be selected by the state
as desert land, In accordance with
the provision of tbe Carey act.
Louis PaulMn, tbe aviator, received
a check for $50,000 from the London
Dally Mall as a prize for his success
ful airship flight from London to
Manchester. The Mall announced
that another $50,000 prize would be
posted for an aeroplane feat to be de
cided upon later.
Commander Robert E. Peary was
entertained at luncheon Tuesday by
the Royal Societies Club, in London,
and on tbe following day received the
gold medal of tbe Royal Geographical
Society, before whom he lectured at
the Albert Hall.
Freight tariffs showing considerable
Increase over the present rates from
Western territory to the Atlantic sea
board will be filed with the Inter
state Commerce Commission, to be
come effective June 1. This Is the
first step taken by the railroads in
dicatlng a purpose generally to
raise the freight rates througouh the
country to meet increased operating
STATED IN BRIEF
TELEGRAPHIC CHRONICLE OF
LAND BRIEF IS COMPLETED
Attorney-General Is Ready to Bring
Oregon A California Land Grant
PORTLAND B. D. Townsend, spe
cial attorney of the Department of
Justice, la charge of the Government's
suits agalnBt the Oregon ft California
Railroad Company to compel forfeit
ure of its grant in Oregon, has com
pleted the Government's brief and
says that it will be forwarded to
Judge Wolverton soon.
In a resolution Introduced In the '
Senate directing Attorney-General to
proceed immediately with the suits, at
tention is called to reports that specu
lators are obtaining money from per
sons Ignorant of the situation. These
speculators are reported promising
preference rights to clients tiling ap
plications to purchase lands from the
railroad company Involved, In case ot
judgments favorable to the United
States, thus perpotratlng frauds upon
such persons. Jt is Important to Ore
gon that there be an early termina
tion of the suits because ot the great
acreage Involved, as well as for the
protection of persons now being Im
posed upon by speculators, and as the
suits have not been prosecuted with
diligence, and some not instituted at
all, the present mandatory resolution
Is necessary. The resolution was re
ferred to the judiciary committee.
Would Improve Coqullle River.
MARSHF1ELD The people of Co
qullle Valley are planning to organise
the Port of Coqullle for the purpose
ot improving the bar and tbe river.
There has been formed by business
men of tbe district, a port club, the
members ot which will discuss the
plana and start a campaign to present
to the voters of tbe proposed district
the advantages of adopting the port
law. The club will circulate petitions
asking that a special election be held
to vote on the adoption of the law.
The proposed port district takes In
28 or 80 townships In the natural
watershed of the Coqullle river and
comprises practically all of Coos
County not included in the district of
the Port of Coos Bay.
Movement to Spilt Umatilla County.
PENDLETON A movement was
launched Monday which will have tor
its purpose tbe division of Umatilla
County. Tbe plan is being fostered
by about 80 of , the leading citizens
of the Freewater-MUton section. Tbe
proposed county will cut off tbe
northeastern corner of Umatilla Coun
ty, Including the towna of Milton,
Freewater, Weston, Athena, Vanslckle,
Stanton, Kllllan Junction, Hillsdale,
GrandvJew and Waterman, and the
area will comprise approximately ISO
square miles of the richest land la
the county, the taxable property in
which amounts to $13,000,000. Tbe
population of the area Is about 8000.
Railroad Balks at Taxes.
EUGENE That tbe Southern Pa
cific Company may attack tbe validity
of tbe Port of Siuslaw is indicated by
the company's refusal to pay taxes on
the portion of its Congressional grant
lands lying within the lines of that
port. The company has paid one-half
of Its taxes on all thla land except
those levied for tbe port The amount
Is said to be but about $3000, but It
seems evident the railroad company
will not pay until a test has been
President Taft spent Monday in
Pittsburg attending the Founder's day
exercises at the Carnegie Institute-In
the forenoon and speaking at the an
nual' banquet of the American Repub
lican Club in tbe evoning. The fol
lowing day he went to Cincinnati to
attend the May music festival in that
city and to speak at tbe unveiling of
a bust of Theodore Thomas. From
Cincinnati the President journeyed to
St. Louis, where he addressed a meet
ing . of - the . National Farmers' Con
gress called to discuss needed state
and National legislation of import
ance to those engaged in the agri