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TWENTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. 40.
ENTERPRISE, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY 26, 191X
COUNTY OFFICIAL PARE
Cen a word single Insertion, 1H
cent a word 2 insertions. Special
ra:es by monta ana year.
oue of the desirable quarters of
North Wallowa count?, located close
to the Bartleot etore and Postoffice.
A, ply to owner, C. Mu-rdock, Troy,
Four well-broke young, fresh milch
cows. N. E. Ham mack. Swamp Creek '
Tbos. Siegmund left on sale at Ri
ley 4 Riley's th-e Wonder Washer.
MONEY TO LOAN
jiaie Funds loaned, 6 per cent. John
P. Rusk. Atty. State Land Ed. fosepb
FarnT loans at 74 percent. Call or
write First Bank of Joseph. S8btf
Experienced dressmaker ,wantta sew
ing to do at ber borne. Inquire at
this office. H2tf
.amber. Anyone having lumber of
mv trade in any amount for Bale,
r who has Umber he intends to saw
o .. a:iu wishes to contract the lum
v. call ..n or address w. F. Rankin
it Haney planer In Enterprise, Agent
or v. . R. Kiveite. 26b4
Notice to Union No. 56.
.V embers of Farmers Union No.
56 are hereby notified that a special
meeting is called for Saturday, May
28, 1910, at 2:30 p. m., at the court
house. Business of importance. Ev
rry member ls expected to be pres
eat. J. A. French, Pres.
C. A. McAllister, Sec.
Temporary withdrawals from the
public domain for power sites were
made by Secretary Balllnger of ap
proximately 440 acres alone the John
Day River, in Oregon; 6547 acres
'along the Wind River, In Wyoming;
8C20 acres along the Price River, in
Utah, and 606 acres along the Blue
River, in Colorado. Large tracts of
land In Montana and New Mexico
were designated for settlement under
the enlarged homestead act
A delegation of San Franciscans are
In Washington, D. C, charging that
Balllnger and Lawler acted in the in
terests of the Spring Valley Water
Company against the interests of the
people of San Francisco in giving no
tice that permits 'n conner.ion with
the Hetch Hetchy water supply would
be revoked. Balllnger served notice
on the city of San Francisco to show
cause why permits should not be re
voked for part of the water needed
for San Francisco's supply. The hear
ing was dated for May It, but com
plaints to Taft caused postponement
to May 25.
A postage stamp with a philatelic
value of $500 has been received by
Postmaster-General Hitchcock from
the International Postal union head
quarters at Berne, Switzerland. The
stamp bears the profile of the late
King Edward VII.
While no definite statement has
been made by the directorate of the
Panama-Pacific International Exposi
tion, it is known that the Southern
Pacific Railroad Company will take
Its place In the front rank of the
stockholders by subscribing $250,000
toward the 15,000,000 fund.
To prevent devastation of Mount
Rainier National Park, a telegram was
sent to Secretary of the Interior Bal
llnger urging that immediate steps be
taken to put an end to the destruction
of live and green timber in that reser
vation. THE MARKETS
Wheat Track prices: Club, 43
4c; bluestem, 88c; red Russian, 82c.
Barley Feed and brewing, 22c.
Oats No. 1 white, 127 per ton.'
Hay Timothy, Willamette Valley,
$2021 per ton; Eastern Oregon,
122 625; alfalfa, $17; clover, SIC
Butter Extra. 89c; fancy, 29c;
Eggs Ranch, candled, 23224c.
Hops 1909 crop. 12016c; olds,
Wooi Eastern Oregon, 14 17c per
Wheat Blustem, 86; club, 83c; red
S Oats 127 per ton.
Barley 823 per ton.
Hay Timothy. 926 per ton: alfalfa.
116 per ton. "
Butter Washington Creamery. 30c;
Eggs Selected local. 26c
Potatoes Market demoralised.
Mystery of Death, of Oregon
Man Deepens Suspect
May Prove AlibS.
JACKSONVILLE. Ore.. May 23.
That love for a woman may have
bten the cause of the de;;th of JeaiJ
Thrasher, the Jacksonville boy, who
was found dead in his bunk at Ayers
Spur on May 3, is the clew on which
the authorities are now working.
Mabel Putnam, believed by the au
thorities to be "the woman In the
case." disappeared with her father
and mother from the lumber camp
three days after the tragedy became I
Edward Davidson, known to have
been a rival of the dead youth for
the love of Mabel Putnam, was taken
into custody by the authorities, pend
ing an investigation .into the circum
stances of Thrasher's death. Thrash
er's skull was crushed by a heavy
Davidson had been instrumental in
securing the arrest of a gang of
Greek section hands on a charge of
murdering Thrasher, but there was
no evidence on which to hold the
Greeks, and they were released.
A reward of $750 has been offered
for the arrest and conviction of -the
slayer of young Thrasher. The coun
ty authorities have offered 8250, the
mill company for which Thrasher
worked $250, and the parents of the
dead boy 8250.
Algerian Wheat Grown.
WALLA WALLA President H. H.
McLean, of the Farmers" Union, is ex
perimenting with a part of a bushel of
Pellissier wheat, widely grown In Al
geria, and having a kernel mucn larg
er and harder than that of bluestem,
which, he believes, gives 'promise of
revolutionizing graingrowing in this
valley. If McLean's experiment
shows the wheat will thrive here, it
will probably supplant other varieties
of Spring wheat
DEMOCRATS BOOM FOLK
ST. LOUIS, May 21. Local Demo
crats have definitely fixed June 2 as
the date for a banquet at which e
Presidential boom for former Gov
ernor Joseph W. Folk will be formally
SUGAR MAY DROP.
Spreckles Family Feud May Lower
Cost on Coast.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 22. A war
in prices In the refined sugar market
on this Coast impends. The forth
coming fight has the unusual sensa
tional featuies of personal bitterness,
in that it involves another angle of
the feud lorg standing between Claus
A. and Rudo ph Spreckles on the one
side and their two brothers, John D.
and Adolpb B. Spreckles on the other.
Their threatened fight Is to be
brought about by shipments of sugar
from the refinery at Yonkers, N. V.,
via the Straits of Magellan, to this
port One shipment of 125,000 bags
or 1,250,000 pounds, left Yonkers by
the steamship Lyra today.
Seattle Robbers Are Caught.
PORTLAND, Ore., May 23 Three
men who held up a street car In Seat
tle early in the morning of May 12
and secured from the passengers
$1500 in money and over $1000 worth
of Jewelry, have been arrested here
by Detectives Coleman and Snow- and
Tichenor and Howell.
Bryan Goes to Europe.
NEW YORK, May 21. William J.
Bryan sailed today on the steamer
Celtic as a delegate at large from the
United States to the International
Missionary Conference in Scotland.
Judge George Gray, of Delaware, was
a fellow passenger.
Hibernians Make Plans.
PORTLAND, Ore., May 24. Inter
est In the National Hibernian Conven-
, tlon to be held in Portland, July 18 to
j 24, is pronounced by members of the
executive committee to be greater
! than was ever displayed so far in
ny other meeting.
Japan and Russia Agree.
ST. PETERSBURG, May 24. Nego
tiations between Russia and Japan
with reference to an agreement on
the question of the Far East, In spite
of denials on both sides, have now as
sumed definite iorm.
Tornado Juggles Houses.
CAIRO, III.. May 23. A tornado
that struck Cairo demolished four
homes, damaged a dozen more, and
destroyed several barns, besides tear
ing many large trees up by the reota.
No fatalities are reported.
. The Fire Engine.
Why Is a fire engine In operation an
anomaly? Because It plays while It
Ex-Senator From Washington to
Represent America at Tho Hague.
COYOTES GO MAO
Animals Found to Be Suffering From
'lEWISTON, Ida., May 23. J. 8.
Nicolson, bacteriologist, and S. W.
Chamberlain, veterinarian, of the
University of Idaho, have reported
that the brain of a coyote killed In
the Salmon River country contained
the characteristic bodies found In the
brain of animals suffering from rabies.
The examination by the scientists
was made after horses, cattle, hogs
and sheep extending over 100 miles
of the Central Idaho country had died
from a malady resembling hydropho
bia, and in the Whitebird sections a
large number of dogs were killed to
protect the settlers.
Salt Lake Jarred by Quake.
SALT LAKE, Utah, May 23.The
Sunday morning slumber of this city
and vicinity was disturbed by a vio
lent rocking of the earth, which last
ed aparently about two seconds, al
though the seismograph at the State
University recorded a disturbance of
30 seconds. The earthquake was
quite sharp end caused considerable
damage to crockery, chimneys and
old adobe houses.
Snow Sweeps New Mexico.
ALBUQUERQUE, N. M., May 24.
Northwestern New Mexico Is In the
grip of a heavy snow storm. The
storm, evidently a continuation of the
one which swept Southwestern Colo
rado, is centered at Folsom. It is
expected that great loss of livestock
PINCH0T RETURNS HOME
LIVERPOOL, May 23. Gilford Pin
chot the ex-chief forester of the
United States, was a passenger on
board the steamer Arabic, which
sailed for New York Sunday.
Klamath Falls to Entertain Socialists.
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.. May 4.
Eugene B. Debs, ex-presldential can
didate on the Socialist ticket; Gaylor
Wilshlre, Robert Hunter, Lena Moro
Lewis, Charles Kline and Freeman
Knowles are among the prominent
speakers who are to be in this city j
at the district encampment of the So
cialist party the latter pKrt of June.
Chicago Freight Merger Planned.
CHICAGO. May 24. Railway Inter
ests of Chicago are considering the
advisability of organising a $100,000,
000 corporation for the purpose of con
solidating under one ownership and
Under one management all of the belt'
railroads, all of the switching rail
roads, and all of the so-called ter
minal railroads in and about Chicago.
NEWS FROM OUR
What Our Lawmakers Are Do
ing and Other Items cf
WASHINGTON. The taking of tes
timony In the Ballinger-Pinchot Inves
tigatloa has ended and tne committee
Friday and Saturday will hear oral
arguments by counsel.
Two days will be devoted to speech
making. The so-called "prosecution"
will open and for five hours Friday
the committee will listen to the ad
dresses of Louis D. Brandels, counsel
for L. R. Glavis, and George W. Pep
per, counsel for Glfford Pinchot.
The "defense" will sum- its case en
Saturday, May 28. John J. Vertrees,
counsel for Secretary Balllnger, will
have five hours In which to answer
the attorneys for the other side.
Both sides will be given until Mon
day, June 13, In which to file briefs
with the committee to assist It in
passing on the great mass of evidence
which has been presented.
Taft Stands by Balllnger.
President Taft has intimated to
callers that he intends to stand by
Secretary Balllnger, for be is con
vinced of Mr. Balllnger's innocence
either of wrongdoing or of improper
motives. The President says he does
not consider that Balllnger's accusers
have made out any case against him.
On top of this announcement from
the White House comes the reitera
tion of Secretary Balllnger's purpose
to bold on to his position, notwith
standing a renewal of the reports that
he Is soon to resign.
Exposition Fight Warm.
The battle of the cities for the big
show in the matter of celebrating the
completion of the Panama Canal Is on
In earnest with San Francisco and
New Orleans in the lead.
New Orleans bases her claim for
Government recognition on the fact
that she Is the natural canal port and
besides the Pacific CoaBt has Just
been recognised in the exposition line,
while it has been a long time since
the south has bad a slice of this par
ticular kind of pie.
San Francisco on the other band
comes with something like $5,000,000
subscribed for the exposition, and the
claim that it's further from Frisco to
Seattle than from 'New Orleans to
St Louis so the sectional claim Is
Country .Wild on Battleships.
That the United States has gone
wild on the matter of armament and
especially la the construction of bat
tleships was asserted by Hale, Clay
and Gallinger In the Senate during
the consideration of the naval appro
priation bill. The bill carried $133,
000,000 and Hale predicted that with
in five years the annual naval ap
propriation would not be less than
The opinion was expressed that the
promised reduction of expenditures
would not take place in the present
session of Congress, and Hale and
Gallinger, both members of the com
mittee on appropriations, agreed that
the expenditures would exceed the
revenues the next fiscal year.
Borah Talka on Conservation.
The West's view of conservation of
natural resources was explained to
the Senate for the first time by Sen
ator Borah, of Idaho, in a recent
speech in which he dwelt particularly
upon the right and power of the Presi
dent to make withdrawals of public
lands In .the absence of Constitutional
or congressional authority.
In his speech, the Idaho Senator
maintained that the Executive has no
authority to make wholesale with
drawals such as have been made re
cently at the behest of Pinchot and
bis band of theorists.
Minor News Items.
Oregon, Idaho and Washington ap
ple growers win be Interested to
learn that the New York Orchards
Company, Inc., hag been formed here
in the National capital, for the pur
pose, first of buying and operating
apple orchards in Western New York,
and, second, to advertise extensively
so as to compete In the markets with
the Pacific Northwest apples.
The Interior Department is prepar
ing for the establishment of the bu
reau of mines, in accordance with the
recent enactment of congress creat
ing it as a. co-ordlaliii vision in. ttat
department No decision has yet been
made by the President as to who will
head the bureau. f
The session of the Senate Saturday
was devoted entirety to memorial ser
vices in honor of the lnte Represent
ative Francis W. Cusnman, of Wash
ington, and Representative David A.
De Arniomd. of Missouri. Senators
Piles, Beverldge. Clapp, Carter, Bur
kett Chamberlain, Burton, Hughes
and Jones eulogized Mr. Cushman.
"Nothing Is fixed but the certainty
of change." said Goethe, and we know
that the future American will repre
sent a chtiuue. He inny be taller or
shorter or thinner or fatter than the
Aniericau of today, but there is noth
ing In the existing state of society
and we use society In Its broad sense
to Indicate tbnt be will not be better
In many' ways. Confidence in this Is
based largely on the evident determi
nation of the American of today to
leave our Institutions and our Ideals
better than he found them. Every
American, native or foreign born,
wants his children to have a better ed
ucation than It was possible for him
to secure. He wants to have bis chil
dren live in a community of higher
standards and Ideals than be has; be
wants betterment In locnl.i state and
national conditions, and the result of
the want will be Improvement and a
demand by bis children for still great
er improvement St Paul Pioneer
Press. FOSTER V. BROWN
Now Attorney Gsn
oral For Porto Rioo.
BRIEF NEWS OF THE WEEK
Michael J. McManus, of Washing
ton, D. C, secretary to United States
Senator Aldrich, committed suicide in
Internal revenue receipts continue
to show a big Increase over last year.
For April the recejpts were $21,397,
137, which is $2,209,057 more than in
Charles Clary, aged 66, formerly
prominent In state banking circles and
at one time National Bank Examiner
for tbe districts of Oregon, Montana,
Idaho and Washington, died at his
home In Seattle after a brief Illness.
President Taft, Colonel Theodore
Roosevelt, King George of England,
President Diaz of Mexico and William
J. Bryan were made life members of
tbe World's Sunday School Associa
tion In the convention at Washing
ton, D. C.
$15,000 has been spent by the Ballinger-Pinchot
ing the Interior Department and the
Forest Service. The c6st of printing
the record of the case does not come
out of the $25,000 appropriated to de
fray the expenses of conducting tbe
Completion of the O. R. ft N. cutoff,
which will phorten the distance be
tween Walleye, Idaho, arid Spokane
about 60 miles, is to be celebrated on
June 10, by tbe business men of Spo
kane, whtu tbe new line will be In
Zion City, founded by John Alexan
der Dowle, Is again the center of a
bitter factional fight with Overseer
W. G. Vollva attempting, It is said, to
obtain dismissal of the receivership
and gain control of more than 6500
acres of city and farm land In a deal
A new Invention has just been com
pleted by George Westlnghouse. It Is
an air-spring, and by it Mr. Westing
house says tbe expense of running all
vehicles now rubber-tired will be de
creased at least 60 per cent, since the
rubber tire may now be dispensed
with. It is said the new Invention will
ultimately reduce the price of auto
ITEMS OF INTEREST
Chronicle of Important Events
of Interest to Our
Call for Republican Assembly Issued.
PORTLAND Asserting authority
directly from the primary law fot
holding recommending assemblies, at
given to the party organisation, un
der direction of which he Is acting.
Judge M. C. George, chairman of the
Republican State Central Committee,
has Issued the formal call for a state
assembly July 21 and a recommenda
tion that county mass primaries be
held July 9 for the selection of dele
gates and that county assemblies be
held July 16.
As set forth In the call at the time
of holding the state assembly, recom
mendations alto will be made for Con
gressional and Judicial district nomi
nees. The fourth Judicial district of
the state, comprised of Multnomah
County, Is excepted from that date by
omission. This Is owing to the fact
that It Is the only district In the state
coextensive with the county bound
aries and the recommendations will
be made at the county assembly.
Army Engineers Urge Open River
OREGON CITY At tbe time of the
river and harbor bill was under con
sideration in the House of Represent
atives, no report had been received
from the Army Engineers recommend
ing the purchase of the canal and
locks at Oregon City, or favoring the
construction of a new canal and locks
on the opposite side of the Willam
ette River. But while the bill was be
fore the Senate committee, Majoi
Mclndoe was summoned to Washing
ton by the Chief of Engineers,. report
ed In person on this project, and on
the basis of his report, a letter was
addressed to the committee on com
merce, recommending an appropria
tion, to be used In connection with a
like appropriation by the state, for
opening the Willamette to continuous
and free navigation.
TO OPPOSE PROHIBITION
PORTLAND Business men of Ore
gon have formed the Greater Oregon
Home Rule Association here. The
Greater Oregon Home Rule Associa
tion is an organization of business
men who have banded together to
fight the Idea of state wide prohibi
tion. In the list of those who have
signed the roll of membership are a
large number of business men, profes
sional men and residents of Portland,
together with men of all sections oi
Already a protest hat been circulat
ed throughout tbe state, In a prelim
inary way, against the proposed sub
mission of the prohibition amendment
to the voters of tbe state at the corn
ing election In November.
Road to Enter Medford.
SALEM In supplemental articles of
Incorporation filed In the office of the
Secretary of State, tbe Oregon Trunk
Railway Company declare! Its Inten
tion to build up the valley of the Des
chutes River and Ita tributaries, and
In a general southerly direction to a
point at or near Klamath Falls. In the
State of Oregon; and also frqrn a
point on tbe main line of the railway
In Klamath County, Oregon, to a point
In the city of Medford, Oregon, Jack
son County, Oregon, a distance of
about 70 miles, with such branches
and extensions at tbe corporation
may hereafter decide upon.
Murder Suspect la Held.
MARSHFIELD William Allen, be
lieved to be guilty of a murder at
Exeter, Mo., 14 years ago, Is being
held by City Marshal Carter, awaiting
the arrival of tbt Sheriff from Exeter,
who will come here for tbe prisoner.
Allen has been working in logging
camps and Is about 40 years old. He
sometimes gave hit name at C. Cam
County Division Opposed.
ATHENA The Commercial Associ
ation of Athena is uniting with the
commercial associations of Pendleton
and Wetton in an effort to stop the
proposed division of Umatilla County,
and If they are unable to get a com
promise and prevent the division, they
propose to establish a county on lines
that are satisfactory to all the parties
concerned, aj nearly as possible.