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TWENTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. 45
ENTERPRISE, OREGON, THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 1910,
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FOR 8 ALE.
Horses, Vacons and Harness for
sale. Inquire of Falconer Bros., En
terprise, Oregon. 119r4
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
office, . 116-6
I will sell ch ap for cesh my 100
acre farm . on Pralrlw CTeek. All
good plow land except 10 acres; 100
acres under ditch. 3 miles east of
Enterprise. Peter Olsen, Enter
MONEY TO LOAN
Slate Funds loaned, 6 per cent. John
P.' Rub-. Atty. State Land B'd. Joseph
Farm loans at 74 percent. Call or
write First Bank of Joseph. 68bt.
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. Klvette. 2b
Harness and B-oes repaired. Ralph
Hollembaek, with Rodgers Bros.', to
rink building. 113bm
Nominating petitions for county
and district candidates before the
primary September 24, for sale at
this office. Nicely bound. Complete
sets only $1 at office or by mall.
Notice to Contractors.
Sealed bids will be received for
the erection of a one-story, two-room
addition to the school building of
School District No. 21, at Enterprise,
Oregon, Plans- and specifications
can be seen at the office of W. A.
Rlgdon, architect, or Geo. M. Gaily,
district clerk. Bids must be in of
fice of olerk by 3 p. m. of July 5,
1910. Right reserved to reject any
or all bids.,.
By order School Board.
16r3 GEO. M. GAILY, Clerk.
Bids for Wood.
Sealed Bids will . be rece'ved un
til 3 p. m. of July 6, 1910, for 150
ricks of wood to. be delivered at the
public school building In Enter
prise, Oregon, during the fall of
By order , of School Board.
16r3 GEO. M. GAILY, Clerk.
Joseph . E. Hidalgo, assistant in
structor in romance languages at the
University of California, has been in
dicted by the grand Jury on the charge
of a conspiracy against public morals.
Spokane Permits Street Speaking. -
SPOKANE.- Spokane, after two
years of fighting, has granted .citizens
the right to speak on the streets with
out Interference, as long as they do
not obstruct traffic or create disor
der. The new street speaking ordi
nance places the power of granting
permits in the hands of the chairman
of the board of police commissioner!.
The firtrt permit was. granted to "Sis
ter" Flora Bilklss, woman evangelist
and slum worker.
Wheat Track prices: Club, 78
79c; bluestem, 82c; fed Russian, 76c.
Barley Feed and brewing, $1920.
Oats No. 1 white, $25 per ton.
Hay Timothy, Willamette Valley,
$2021 per ton; Eastern Oregon,
$2225; alfalfa, $16; clover, f 16. .
Butter Extra, 29c; . fancy, 29o;
Eggs Ranch, candled, 27c.
Hops 1909 crop, 11 14c; olds,
Wooi Eastern Oregon, 1417o per
pound. , '
Mohair 32 33c
"... . Seattle, ...,,.
Wheat Bluestem, 81c; club, 78c;
red Russian, 74c.
Oats $26 per ton.
' Barley $20 per ton.'
Hay Timothy, $25 per ton; alfalfa,
$16 per ton. ".
Butter Washington Creamery, 30c;
ranch, 25c. .
Eggs Selected local. 27c
; Potatoes Market demoralised.
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WORK OF CONGRESS
Much Was Accomplished Dur
ing Session Over Billion
WASHINGTON After a final day
of double pressure, congress adjourn
ed Saturday night until December
with a remarkable record of work and
all factions claiming the greater part
of the credit
The president's annual message cov
ered the whole legislative, field. The
program which he especially urged
contained about 18 measures, of which
six were adopted. The regulars claim
credit for everything done that was-
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surgents and democrats see the re
suits far differently. The railroad bill.
the main issue of the session, a
adopted, bore practically no semb
lance to the original Taft-Wickersham
bill, the insurgents claiming that the
president had nothing left of it but
the commerce court-
The great bulk of the work was
done in the last month, and a very im
portant part during the last week. In
the early half of the session the house
was not industrious and the senate
did practically nothing at all.
A Billion Dollars Appropriated.
More than a billion dollars was ap
propriated, If continuing aDDroDria
tions are incorporated in the totals of
the general appropriation measures.!!
Insofar as the figures could be obtain
ed from measures which underwent
changes in the last hours of the ses
sion, the total of the appropriations,
exclusive of continuing appropriations,
was $894,086,943. ,5; .
The amount of the continuing. '.ap
propriations for the last fiscal year
was about $160,000,000. It is safe to
say that it will not be less for the next
fiscal year, and the grand total there
fore will aggregate at least $1,054,
Not the least conspicuous acts of
congress were the strenuous mea
sures taken by the house of represen
tatives to reform its 'system of eon
ducting business, so that less power
might be reposed in the speaker and
the organization of which he was the
Railway Bill Takes Time. .
More time was consumed In consid
ering the railroad bill than was taken
by all other subjects of legislation.
This measure not only creates a com
merce court, but embodies power for a
committee to Inquire in stock and
bond issues of railroads, extends the
provision of the interstate commerce
act to te'egraph and telephone com
panies and gives the interstate icom
merce commission power to suspend
increases in rates until the commis
sion has found the reason for such In
creases. T .
Under the withdrawal act almosf
unlimited power was given to the
president to' withhold lands froM 'set
tlement and to conserve water power.
On the other hand, the act providing
for the agricultural entry of the sur
face of coal lands will open to settle
ment at least 60,000,000 acres, but -will
reserve to the government the right
to the coal. .
Important Bills Pasted. .
Revision of the railroad laws, In
cluding the creation of a commerce
Admitting Arizona and New Mexico
as separate state.. '
Postal savings bank b.J.
Giving to the president unlimited
authority to withdraw public lands for
Providing for publicity of campaign
Authorizing the Issue of $20,000,000
In certificates of indebtedness to com
plete reclaiming projects.
Creating a bureau of mines.
Extending the activities of the tariff
board and appropriating $250,000 for
Looking to the suppression of the
"white slave" traffic.
Creating a commission to consider
economies in the administration of the
federal "government .
Authorizing a tariff system for the
Providing for greater safety of rail
road employes and travelers.
An appropriation of $300,000 to be
used by the attorney-general In en
forcing the Sherman anti-trust law.
$300,000 was appropriated for the
raising of the'wrccT oT t-Ti' battleship
Important Bills Not Passed.
A bill to limit the issue of injunc
tions. New form of government for
Bureau of public health.
Codification of postal laws Increas
ing rates on second class mall.
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Senator Gore, of Oklahoma, who
claims to have been offered a bribe In
connection with legislation affecting
attorney's fees claimed by J. F. Mc
Murry, for services, rendered the In
dian nations in land and townsite
cases. Both senate and house decided
to Investigate Senator Gore's charges.
tOWER OF DIAZ IS
RENEWED IN MEXICO
Leaders of Opposition Thrown
Into Prison Under Guard
, EL PASO, Tex. Porfirlo Diaz, the
80-year-old statesman who has been
President of Mexico continuously for
26 years,. has been re-elected to that
office. Ramon Corral undoubtedly
baa been chosen to succeed himself
as vice-president. The result means
that the policies of Diaz will continue
another six years, or at least as long
ai the veteran ruler shall live.
Rain iu the border states, where
there was the gceatest danger of trou
ble, dampened the ardor of the oppo
sition. Further discouragement to the
anti-re-eleotionlsts was. found in the
fact that their candidate for Presi
dent, Francisco Madero, spent elec
tion day in the Monterey prl3on, and
that many of the active leaders of
the opposition propaganda also were
in custody and under guard of Federal
. Whatever fight there was against
the administration seems to have been
Concentrated on the candidate for the
vice-presidency, Ramon Corral, who is
being groomed by the party in power
as the successor of Diaz. Corral be
lieves in the encouragement of Amer
ican investments in Mexico and in
the protection of all foreign Interests
In the republic on the theory that
they are necessary to progress. His
active attitude In this respect has en
gendered widespread opposition to
him, but by the same token, his can
didacy has been favored by the cap
italistic class, domestic and foreign.
Lawyer Out for Congress.
PORTLAND, Ore.. A. W. Lafferty,
a Portland lawyer, whose activities in
connection wlth'the claims of the Si
letz Indian Reservation settlers have
attracted considerable attention, has
announced his candidacy for Congress.
Lafferty will be opposed to Represen
tative Ellis, who seeks re-election, for
the Republican nomination In the di
rect primary September 24.
Ames Would Succeed Himself.
WASHINGTON, D. C Representa
tive Butler Ames, of Massachusetts.
has publicly announced his candidacy
for the United States Senate in a for
mal statement embodying an excep
tionally bitter attack upon Senator
Henry Cabot Lodge.
Gold Beaten' Skin.
The flue gold beuiers' skin is the
outer coat of the cuecutn, or bliud gut,
of the ox, specially prepared.
RAILROADS FEAR A
SHORTAGE OF CROPS
Retrenchments Ordered in View
of Anticipated Lack of
CHICAGO? Alarmed over unfavor
able crop reports, raihoads extending
Into the Northwest have decided to
inaugurate one of the most rigid rc
trenchment policies of recent years.
All Western railroads, including those
running from Chicago into the North
west and into Canada, have had ex
perts out on their lines for the last
ten days gathering data regarding
crop conditions. These men have
made reports to various railroad man
agements, which have caused general
alarm as to the tonnage of the future.
Railroad crop reports indicated
that along the lines of the St. Paul,
Burlington, Northwestern, Minneapo
lis & Omaha and other roads the
wheat crop, in several states, will not
be greater than 50 per cent The ex
perts declare that in Minnesota and
In North and Soulh Dakota, for exam
ple, a large proportion of the wheat
acreage Is being plowed up end sown
An early drouth, followed by days
of continuous hot winds, which took
the moisture out of the ground and
started the wheat to heading out, have
been the causes of the threatened cron
shortage. On all of the Northwestern
roads all new construction has been
ordered stopped. One road which had
several hundred miles of new road
graded and ready for rails has ceased
workmen this improvement
NEWS OF NOTED PERSONS
W. J. Bryan has Balled from Eng
land for Montreal aboard the steamer
Royal George. Mrs. Bryan accom
panied him. -
Daniel Sully, the old-time actor, it
dead at his home in Woodstock, N.
Y., from Bright's disease and heart
failure. He had been 111 for three
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., who was
married to Miss Eleanor Butler Alex
ander In New York a few days ago,
arrived In San Francisco with his
bride. The couple will make their
home in San Francisco, where young
Roosevelt will be connected with a
large carpet establishment, as assist
ant to the sales manager.
Chief of Field Service Harry H.
Schwartz, of, the general land office,
tendered his resignation, and will en
gage In the practice of law in Port
land. Oregon. Schwartz has been
connected with the general land of
fice 11 years, with the exception of a
brief period, when he was assistant
United States attorney at Helena.
Colonel Roosevelt will attend the
annual meeting of the Colorado Live
stock Association, to be held at Den
ver September 1.
Federal Attorney Robert Devlin of
San Francisco has brought suit against
A. B. Hammond, millionaire lumber
man and railroad builder, charging
the cutting of timber on government
land to the value of $211,854.10. The
timber, It is charged, was cut under
the names of two big corporations,
both of which are said to be beaded
General Frederick Funston Indig
nantly denies the report that he was
seriously ill. He said a slight attack
of Ind'gestion and discomfort from
heat were his only ailments.
The democrats of North Dakota ex
pect to elect Governor John Burke
for a third term.
The election of a United States sen
ator, representatives in congress and
governor and other state officials was
Involved in the general primary elec
tion held in North Dakota last week.
As in other states 01 the Middle
West the contest developed a battle
royal between the "progressive" and
"stalwart" factions of the republican
That former President Roosevelt In
tends to take an active part in the
coming gubernatorial campaign in
New York state is practically assured.
He fully realizes that the republican
party's hope of sanation in the com
ing contest is Governor Hughes and
he is expected to exert all his in
fluence to persuade Hughes to relin
quish the supreme bench for the pres
ent and, tun again fjoyernor" next
fall. This ouesilon will" h thi.h
cut when Hughes visits Sagamore
Church Property Taxed.
HILLSBORO. Ore. As a result of
Instructions from the Oregon State
Tax Commission, Assessor Crandall
will place on the assessment roils all
church property which Is not occupied
and used solely as a house or wor
Frederick Kohler, the "Golden Rule"
chief of police of Cleveland, Ohio, who
has been reinstated after being cleared
of charges of drunkenness and Inv
morality. Kohler established a system
of dealing with first offenders out of
court which gave him the name of
"Golden Rule Chief."
GENERAL NEWS NOTES
The Balllnger-Pinchot Investigating
committee has adjourned to meet Id
Minneapolis on September S, when an
effort wl be made to agree on a re
port. Trade of the United States witfi
France in the fiscal year ending with
this month will probably aggregate
about $250,000,000, the largest total on
About $10,000,000 worth of diamonds
are smuggled into United States an
nually, according to a statement Is
sued by the Importers' Protective
Union, which has Just offered to pay
rewards of $2500 and up for informa
tion leading to the arrest of offenders.
A military carnival which eclipses
all previous affairs of Its kind in the
United States was opened' In Chi
cago Tuesday. An entire division of
the United States army Is encamped
In Grant park and military maneuvers
and spectacles will continue dally un
til July 14.
The senate and house agreed to
the conference report on the bill auth
orizing the sucvey of all unsurveyed
railroad land grants so that they may
be taxed. The bill affects more than
20,000,000 acres, of which 280,000 are
in Oregon, 729,034 In Washington and
671,520 In Idaho. The expense of the
surveys Is to be born by the railroad
The census bureau expects loon to
begin giving out to the press and the
public the population returns for the
cities of the country. Announcement
will be made from day to day, as rap
Idly as totals are correctly ascer
Federal Judge Campbell dismissed
on Jurisdictional grounds the action
brought to enjoin Governor Haskell
and Secretary of 8tate Cross from re
moving the capitol of the state to Ok
lahoma City. The court did not pass
directly on the validity of the enab
CRIMES AND MISHAPS
Formal application has been made
for the extradition of Porter Charlton
the . American youth, who has con
fessed having murdered his wife at
Lake Como, Italy. Charlton was ar
rested In Hoboken, N. J., as he
stepped frcm a North German Lloyd
liner, and in less than an hour after
bis arrest confessed that in a fit of
temper he beat his wife Into Insensi
bility with a mallet, Jammed her body
Into a trunk and sank It In the wa
ters of the Italian lake.
After killing Thomas A. Landrecan.
a shoe manufacturer, and James Car
roll, a policeman, on the streets of
Lynn, Mass., three young Russian
Poles were all caught or killed. The
double murder was committed for rob
bery, the trio carrying off a sack con
taining $6000. ...
The Decisive Moment
Clara What constitutes the' decisive
moment In an engngement? Dora
Asking the pater's consent, probably.
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ITEMS OF INTEREST .
Chronicle of Important Events
of Interest to Our
Tewnsend Takee Up Land Grants..
PORTLAND. B. D. Townsend, spe-,
clal assistant of the attorney general
of the United States, and In direct
charge of the Oregon A California
land grant case which the government
Instituted to forfeit title of the rail
way company, has returned to Port
land. Mr. Townsend has spent most
of the past year In Washington, D. Cs
where he prepared the 820-page brtai
recently filed in the federal proceed
ings, and which had the personal sup
ervision of Attorney-General Wicker
sham. He will remain here during
the various stages of proceedings, un
til the big issue Is finally adjudicated,
restoring to public entry lands now
worth $40,000,000 to $50,000,000, or de
claring the right of the railroad com-'
pany to hold 2,300,000 acres despite
the specific provision of the grant law
which said they should be sold for not
exceeding $2.50 an acre.
SlleU Settlers Lose. .
PORTLAND. On the advice 0!
Secretary Balllnger,' President Tafl
declined to sign Representative
Hawley's bill confirming the titles of
some 80 odd settlers on the SlleU Res
ervation and by reason of this "pocket
veto" the bill Is dead.
- This bill passed the bouse of repre
sentatives several weeks ago, w
promptly reported to the senate apd
lay on the senate calendar for Mo
weeks before It was called up by Be
ator Chamberlain and passed. Tlie
bill was engrossed, signed ' by fie
speaker of the house and Vice-President
Sherman, and was laid befty-e
the president when he came to the
As the bill relates to affairs of the
Interjor department the president Re
ferred It to Secretary Balllnger, who
was present, and. he advised against
Its approval, contending It would leg
alize titles that might better be ban
died In the regular way by the Inter
Nineteen Measures Filed. '
, SALEM Nineteen measures refe
red by the legislature for popular tp
proval or rejection, referred by the
people directly or proposed by the In
itiative have been filed by the secre
tary of state up to date. : The twqn
tleth one has been presented for fil
ing, but was rejected because It dfd
not have a sufficient number of signa
tures. It. la the measure proposing
to annex a portion of Washington
county ' to Multnomah county, It t
understood the required number it
signatures win be filed within a few
days eo that measure will go on the
Ig Salmon Pack In eight
ASTORIA. While ther.e Is nota
large run of salmon, every Interest-!
getting some, so In the aggregate the
canneries and cold storage plants are
at work every day. It
It Is not possible at this time to fut
ure the pack accurately, but the c$
Storage output Is fully $0 per cent
ahead of this time hist year and tfe
cannery ' nack la' hnnt an
ahead. If natural conditions exist dur
ing the balance of the season there
will be the largest pack In. a number
1 Pear Trees Have Pear Blight.
ROS EBURQ. - At a regular meetlpg
of the Umpqua Valley Horticulture
Society and Fruit Association hejd
bare, Dr. George A. Brad hum
president of the association, offered
several specimens of young trees
stricken with anthracnose, or peaf
blight These trees were planted this '
year and were evidently sent out ta '
this condition by nursery comoanles.
Out of about 100 trees planted by Dr. '
Bradburn this year, all will be a total )
loss on account of the anthracnos.
Baker City to Ceieorate. I
BAKER CITY. Baker City Is nlas- :
ning to have the biggest celebration .
ever held in Baker county. The avis- ;
Uon exhibition, which will be held oft
the 4th and 6th, promises to be one
of the greatest atej-actlons" ever wit
nessed In the stat of Oregon. .