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TWENTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. 43.
ENTERPRISE, OREGON, THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 1910.
COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPCW
Cent word single Insertion, 1
cent a word 2 Insertions. Special
rates by month and year.
Driving pony and single harness.
Is also Good Saddle Pony. Cheap
for cash. Call at this' office. 17al
One of the desirable quarters of
North Wallo,wa couctj, located close
to the Bartletit store and Postoffice.
Aj.ply to owner, C. Murdock, Troy,
Four well-broke young, fresh milch
cows. N. E. Hammack, Swamp Creek
Thos. Siegmund left on sale at Ri
ley & Riley's the Wonder Washer."
Nice small place adjoining Enter
prise; six-room house, barn, out
buildings, young orchard, timber,
running water, etc. Inquire at this
1 will sell ch ap for c?Bh my 160
acre farm on Pralri Creek. All
good plow land except 10 acres; 100
acres under ditch. 3 miles east of
Enterprise. Peter Olsen, Enter
Small chain and locket. Owner
may have the same by proving prop
erty and paying for this notice.
MONEY TO LOAN
State Funds loaned, 6 per cent. John
P. Rusk. Atty. State Land E'd. JoBepb
Farm loans at 7 percent. .Call or
write First Bank of Joseph. 58bt
Experienced dressmaker wanits sew
ing to do at her home Inquire at
this office. mtf
Lumber. Anyone having lumber of
my grade In any amount for sale
or who has timber he intends to saw
oon and wlHhes tn crm'ract the lum
ber. call -hi ot address ,v F Ranki-i
at Haney planer in Rnterprts Agent
for W. R. Klvettr 26b4
Harness and shoos repaired. Kulph
Hollembaek, with Rodgers Lros.', in
rink building. 113bm
Stockholders' Annual Meeting.
lhe annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Enterprise Hotel Com
psiny will be held at the company's
l'f taj In Enterprise, Oregon, on Mon
day June 20th, at two o'clock p. m.,
foi the purpose of electing a board
o! directors; and the transaction of.
sich business as may properly come
before said meeting.
GEO. W. HYATT, Secy.
'Is a man's wife bis better half V
"That's what they say. son. Why?"
"Gee! Old Solomon must 'a' been a
pretty small . fraction!" Cleveland
The Standard Oil Company has
lowered the price of Pennsylvania
grade oil five cents to $1.30. Other
grades remain unchanged.
Eight thousand union men working
on the Panama canal may strike if
their demands for increase of 20 per
cent pay are not granted by the gov
eminent. The unionists are paid by
the hour, while the other employees
are paid the regular salaries and are
allowed a month's vacation on pay.
The United States circuit court
unanimously denied the injunction
sought by the Pullman company, ask
lng that the Interstate commerce com
mission be restrained from ordering
a reduction in the price of upper
berths In sleeping cars.
Wheat Track prices: Club, 80
tic; bluestem, 85c; red Russian, 78c.
Barley Feed and brewing, $1920.
Oats No. 1 white. 127 per ton'.
Hay Timothy, Willamette Valley,
$2021 per ton; Eastern Oregon,
$2225; alfalfa, $16; clover, $16.
Butter Extra, 29c; fancy, 29c;
Eggs Ranch, candled, 27c.
Hops 1909 crop, ll14c; olds,
Wool Eastern Oregon, 1417o per
Mohair 32 33c. .. "
Wheat Bluestem, 83c; club, 79c;
red Russian, 77c.
Oats $26 per ton.
Barley $20 per ton.
Hay Timothy, $25 per ton; alfalfa,
$16 per ton.
Butter Washington Creamery, 30o;
Eggs Selected local, 29c
Potatoes Market demoralized.
Pinchot and Garfield Warmly
Defend Their Polices at
Ex-Forester Pinchot ard ex-Secre
tary of the Interior James R. Gar
field were guests of honor at a ban
quet given by the St. Paul Roosevelt
Club Saturday night
Mr. Pinchot spoke on "Our Natural
Resources and How to Conserve
He said that conservation had
"captured the Nation." "All monop
oly," he added, "rests on the unriju
lated control of natural resources and
natural advantages and such contro!
by the special Interests is impossible
without the help of politics. The al
liance between business and politic
is the most dangerous thing in ou!
political life. It Is the snake that w
must kill. The special interests
must get out of politics, or the Am
JAMES R. GARFIELD.
erican people will put them .out oi
business. There is no third course.'
' He said it was a vast undertaking
to drive the special Interests out ot
politics. There were two remedies.
The first was honesty in public men;
.the second, complete publicity. He
"The special interests must be put
out of politics. I believe the young
men will do It."
Mr. Garfield talked on the "Ultl
mate Results of Conservation," and
his address was more fiery and even
more denunciatory than Plnchot's.
and declared that the principles laid
down by himself and Pinchot might
be construed as the formal announce
ment for a campaign for the revival
of the Roosevelt policies.
It is rumored that W. J. Bryan is
going to be United States Senator in
Speaker Cannon will enter the
Congressional campaign this Fall and
defy his political enemies from the
stump in various parts of the coun
Leslie M. Shaw, ex-Secretary of the
Treasury, speaking before the mem
bers of the Hawkeye Fellowship Club
at Chicago, scored insurgents In the
Republican .party, declared "stand
pat" ideas the only logical principles
of government and stigmatized the
South as Ignorant on political ques
tions. A message of felicitation to Presi
dent Taft, the adoption of a platform
indorsing the National Administra
tion; the selection of W. D. Connor,
of Marshfleld, as state chairman; the
choosing of a campaign committee ot
22 members, two from each Congres
sional district, marked the closing
day's session of the Wisconsin Re
publican State Convention.
Farmers Stand Up for Rights.
COEUR D'ALENE. After a three
days' session the convention of farm
ers' unions, representing the states
ot Oregon, Washington and Idaho, ad
journed. At the final meeting resolutions
were adopted demanding the estab
lishment of an effective parcels post
and postal savings bank system, the
prohibition of gambling in lutures,
consolidation of national resources,
the election of president anj United
States senators by direct vote of the
people, condemning the action of the
Washington state railroad commission
In making the appointment of state
grain inspector without consulting
the union, and condemning the prac
tice of appointing as deputies the
friends of the corporations that have
so unmercifully exploited us in the
past, and demand that this position
be filled by a man frora, our own
SPORTS AND ATHLETICS
Zbyszsko, the Polish wrestler, de
feated Dr. B. F. Roller In two straight
falls in their match at Seattle. The
time of the first fall was one hour
and 52 minutes and of the second 19
President Ban Johnson of the Am
erican League, has issued ah order
compelling all his catchers to take
their protector, mask and glove back
to the bench with them. This pre
vents the other catcher from stum
bling over them when chasing a foul.
The injury to Ad Wolgast's ''left
arm in his contest with Jack Red
mond at Milwaukee is defined by the
Badger Athletic Club's physician as a
"muscle bruise," and will not incapac
itate the fighter longer than two
weeks. The physician says that no
bones are broken and that there is
very little swelling.
As the date of the Jeffries-Johnson
ring battle approaches, the many
thousands of people interested In the
match continue to speculate more
than ever on the result. The betting
still remains at odds of 10 to 7, With
Jeffries the favorite, but If there 1s
any change It will be to shorten the
price, as Johnson money is sure to
put in an appearance with the cloBe
of the month. Tom Corbett has been
appointed official commissioner . by
the club, which means that on the
day of the fight he will have the right
to handle all wagers, that the sports
care to make.
CRIMES AND MISHAPS.
Trapped In an assemblage they had
attempted to rob, two outlaws made a
desperate resistance and escaped af
ter killing a Japanese banker, fatally
wounding another Japanese and put
ting a bullet through the shoulder of
a third at Ogden Utah. A dozen or
more prominent Japanese were hold
ing a business meeting In their hall
when-two armed men entered and or
dered "Hands up!"
R. M. Wiley, popularly known as
"Bones" Wiley, a recent graduate of
the University of Pennsylvania and
son of G. E. L. Wiley, president of
the Standard Underground Cable
Company, of 56 Liberty street. New
York City, was caught while robbing
the residence of James . Tankle, a
wealthy real estate man of Los An
geles, on fashionable Bonnie Brae
street, and arrested after a fierce bat
tie with four firemen and about 20
, PLACED ALIVE IN TRUNK
8uffocatlon Caused Death of Mrs.
Charlton In Italy.
COMO, Italy, June 13. The police
are trying to solve the mysterious
murder of aa American woman, Mrs.
Porter Charlton, of New Tork, for
merly Mary Crittenden Scott, of San
Francisco, whose body was found In
a trunk at the bottom of Lake Como.
Detectives believe Mrs. Charlton met
her death at the hands oi two men.
Porter Charlton, the young hus
band, who was on a wedding trip
with his bride. Is also missing.
8TATE8 TO END DISPUTE.
OLYMPIA, June 13. A telegram
has been received by Acting Governor
Howell from Washington to the effect
that President Taft had signed the
resolution adopted by both Houses
of Congress authorizing the Governors
of Washington and Oregon to ap
point a Joint commission to settle the
dispute between the two states.
-Denver to Hold an Exhibition.
DENVER, June 13. Business men
of Denver have decided en a national
exposition, to be held In Denver,
September 8 to 17 of this year, dur
ing which Theodore Roosevelt will be
In Denver as a guest of the city. The
Spanish-American War Veterans and
a half dozen other National conven
tions will also be in session here.
uignt woo a.
The wood of a tree growing on the
coast of lake Tehad, In Africa, has
even less specific gravity than cork.
NEWS FROM OUR
What Our Lawmakers Are DoJ
lng and Other Items of
WASHINGTON. B y the over
whelming majority of 195 to 101. the
House passed the postal savings bank
bill as recently agreed upon by the
Republican caucus of the House.
Under the terms of the postal sav
lngs bank bill passed by the House
a board of trustees Is created, con
sisting of the Postmaster-General,
the Secretary of the. Treasury, and
the Attorney-General, who shall de
clare what Postofflces shall become
postal savings banks.
Deposits in these banks made by
any one person shall not be more
than $100 a month or exceed a total
The money accumulated In the Pos
tal Savings Bank Is to be deposited
In both National and state banks in
the vicinity ot the -postofflces in
which the money is deposited by the
people, such banks to pay 21-4 per
Would Control Railroad Stock.
President Taft made it clear at a
conference with the conferees on the
railroad bill that he will Insist upon
legislation against "stock watering."
As a result of the conference it was
agreed that a paragraph shall be add
ed to the bill providing for a com
mission to Investigate and report at
the next session ot Congress the best
means of dealing with this situation.
The President was told that with all
the Democrats but one opposed to
giving the Interstate Commerce Com
mission supervision of the subject, it
was impossible to get an out-and-out
provision for the control of stock and
bond issues In the bill at this session.
Taft Wants Congress to Hurry.
President Taft has asked the lead
ers of the Senate and House to ad
journ by July 1, if there is any pos
sible way of doing It. President Taft
Is impatient, so emphatic is the
President's plea for an early ad
journment that the leaders com
menced a vigorous campaign. Repre
sentative Dwlgbt of New Tork, Re
publican whip, has charge of the
early adjournment committee of the
House. Vice-President Sherman has
been campaigning for celerity in the
May 8upport Withdrawal Bill.
The Administration bill authorizing
the President to withdraw public
lands temporarily will receive the
votes of a number of Western Sena
tors who regard it as bad or Ill-advised
legislation. These Senators will
support it solely because they regard
it as the best present solution of a
perplexing problem. Obnoxious as
they declare the bill to be, they are
of the opinion that it is less obnoxious
than results that would follow should
the bill .be defeated. Moreover, the
bill is to be forced to carry througft
the $30,000,000 Irrigation bill, and
that In Itself will win it a number ot
Agree on Naval Program.
After overruling the recommenda
tions of its conferees on the naval
appropriation bill by agreeing to the
Senate amendments that one battle
ship should be built In a navy-yard
and not more than one should be
constructed by the same contractor
and agreeing to have a $1,000,000 col
lier built in a navy-yard for the Paci
fic Coast, the House has approved
the report of its conferees on that
Publle Domain Increased.
By approving the latest step In the
re-classification of the national for
ests and public lands. President
Taft increased the public domain
available to homestead entry to 1,
182,812 acres and increased the na
tional forests 381,094 acres. The
re-classification Is the Government's
hope ot stemming the tide of emigra
tion from the United States to the
Canadian Northwest With more than
a million acres now available for
homestead entry, it is claimed there
will be no need of settlers going over
the border to gain the advantages of
Oklahoma City Capital.
OKLAHOMA CITY. Okla., June 14.
Rumors that Governor Haskell in
tended making Oklahoma City t&e
permanent soat of government, as tht
bill which carried In Saturday's elec
tion contemplated, were confirmed
when Governor Haskell Issued a state
ment declaring that his force would
remain here. Returns from 'over the
state indicate that the majority for
the capitol location bill Is between
30.000 and 35.000. Oklahoma City's
plurality over Guthrie and Shawnee
!s probably 65,000.
PROBING L0RIMER CASE-
Wiymin, Attorney For
the Stat of Illinois.
BRIEF NEWS OF THE WEEK
The Federal grand Jury at Wash
Ington, D. C, has returned an In
dlctment against (the Western Union
Telegraph Company, charging it with
42 violations of the bucketshop law oi
March 1, 1909.
Included ' in the deficiency appro
prlatlon bill is an item of $43,654 to
reimburse the State of Idaho foi
moneys advanced the Federal Gov
ernment to survey lands granted to
the state at the date of Its admis
sion. Professor Bernhard Boggild, the
noted Danish authority on dairying
and milk supply, who is visiting the
United States and who came to this
country especially to lecture at Cor
nell university, the University of Il
linois, the University of Minnesota,
and the State College of South Da
kota, has been secured to deliver a
series of lectures In Idaho.
The Senate has adopted an amend
ment to the Bundry civil bill offered
by Senator Heyburn, appropriating
$100,000 for public land surveys In
The conference report of the
Hamer bill extending the dry farm
act to Idaho passed the House. It
provides 325,000 acres may be enter
ed by non-residents. Senator Hey
burn opposed the bill.
-Mexico has agreed to the terms ot
arbitration proposed by the United
States for the settlement ot the
Chemical zone controversy. The con
troversy was over the boundary be
tween this country and Mexico In the
vicinity of El Paso.
The Civil Service Commission on
July 1 will create a new district,
comprising Oregon, Washington, Ida
ho, Montana and Wyoming, all but
Wyoming being carved out of the old
San Francisco district Through the
efforts of the Washington Senators
the headquarters of this new district
Is to be located at Seattle.
A land scandal of large proportions
is said to be brewing, and the expos
ure of prominent men In Eastern
Washington and Idaho is threatened.
The mines owned by the Amalga
mated Copper company, show in
creased earnings of $7,019,669.19 for
the fiscal year, as compared with the
previous period of time, according to
a statement filed with the county as
sessor. The arrival home of former Presi
dent Roosevelt will rlvlt the eyes ot
the nation on New York City Satur
day. The celebration is expected to
eclipse all demonstrations of its kind
since the memorable return of Ad
miralaDewey after the victory of Ma
nila bay. New York city will be
filled with thousands of visitors who
are going to the metropolis to Join in
the general acclaim in honor of the
ex-presldent after his absence of 15
In spite of official denials of reports
that King Alfonso Is suffering seri
ous Illness, it Is known that he has
tuberculosis of the throat The dis
ease Is pronounced incurable. .
x e- -' J
ITEMS OF INTEREST
Chronicle of Important Events
of Interest to Our
Prohibition Party Names Ticket
PORTLAND. The nominating com
lilttee of the Prohibition State Con
vention, which met In this city Fri
day, named the following ticket tor
For Governor A. E. Eaton, ot
For Secretary of State N. A. Davis
For State Treasurer Leslie Butler,
of Hood River.
For Congress, Second District
George B. Piatt, ot Portland.
The platfor mis the most Interest
ing feature of the convention, for It
covers a wide range. Cognisance la
taken of the recent convention ot
retail liquor dealers who have deter
mined on a higher standard of sa
loons, but the ' Prohibition platform
contends that the better the saloon,
the more pernicious.
Taft Opens Big Tract
PORTLAND. The President has
signed a proclamation eliminating
203,635 acres from the Wallowa Na
tional forest, Oregon. The elimina
tion Is the result of a careful exam
ination made by the United States
Department of Agriculture during the
past Summer, which disclosed the
fact that the areas now eliminated
were either open grass land with
very little timber or timbered areas
so largely alienated that further ad
ministration by the Forest Service
was considered . Impracticable. The
lands released are not needed for
watershed protection, a4 ere not
considered to be chiefly valuable for
National forest purposes. The unap
propriated portions of the areas elim
inated by this proclamation will be
restored to settlement and entry af
ter, having been advertised in the
local papers by the Secretary of the
Great Trace of Land on tale.
PRINEVILLE. The great acreage
of the Willamette Valley tt Cascade
Mountain Wagon Road land grant is
on the market in Its entirety. Presi
dent Watson pyDavldson, of the com
pany now owning theae lands, states
that every acre of these lands Is for
sale, and that any man who was an
actual settler, and would furnish a
good reason why be could not pay for
the lands at the time of- purchase,
would be taken care ot with a small
payment down on the lands he se
lects and the balance of the purchase
price could be paid In five or more
annual payments at 6 per cent Inter
est , The new company will not deal
so kindly with Investors, however,
for it Is their desire to colonize the
lands with actual settlers.
New County Line Asksd.
SALEM. C. 8. McDuffy, of Port
land, has filed a county Initiative
petition, proposing to cut off a large
section of Washington county and
add It to Multnomah. Mr. McDuffy
also has filed the Otis and Williams
county petitions and the petition pro
viding for detaching a portion of
Clackamas county and adding It to
Multnomah county, and It Is under
stood that he has In charge the Or
chard county petition, making a total
of five new counties created or old
ones whose boundaries may be altered
by Mr. McDuffy's efforts.
Crazed Herder Kills Employers.
LAKEVIEW. The murder of Wal
ter and Herbert Newell, prominent,
young sheepmen, who were shot from
ambush near Plush, Lake county, by
a discharged sheepherder named Bol
ivar, has created great excitement
and two posses under Deputy Sher
iff's Arthur and Snider, left here
heavily armed, for the scene ot the
The victims were about 21 and 23
years of age, bore excellent charae-
! ters for sobriety and industry, and no
reason can be assigned for the crime
other than that the killer bad gone
insane while under the influence of