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TWENTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. 46.
ENTERPRISE, OREGON, THURSDAY, JULY 7, 1910.
COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPEt
Cent a word single Insertion, 1
centa a word 2 Insertions. Special
rates by month and year.
160 acre, on Prairie Creek, 150 acres
good plow land, 100 under ditch, 3
miles eaat Enterprlee. Peter Oleen,
owner, Enterprise. 18b4
Nice assortment of millinery flowers
and foliage at W. J. Funk & Co's.
Thos. Biegmund lett on sale at Ri
ley '& Riley's the Wonder Washer.
Nice small place adjoining Enter
prise; six-room house, barn, out
buildings, young 1 orchard, timber,
running water, etc. Inquire at this
I "will sell ch ap for cesh my 160
acre farm on Pralrio Creek. All
good plow land except 10 acres; 100
acres under ditch. 3 miles east of
Enterprise. Peter Olsen. Enter
MONEY TO LOAN
State Funds loaned, 6 per cent. John
P. Rusk, Attj. State Land B'd. Joseph
Farm loans at 7V4 percent. Call or
write First Bank of Joseph. 58btf
Two pigs, sandy with black epots.
Finder communicate with C. E.
FunK, Enterprise. 19btf
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. 26b4
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.
CARLOAD LOT8 8HIPPED
Enterprise la 'doing things by car
load lota these days. F. S. Ashley
and G. I. Ratc'.lff each received a
carload of new furniture last week,
S. D. Kelitner and Rltey & Riley
each a .carload of cedar shingles,
and C. S. Bradley shipped' Friday
morning a carload of oats which will
be followed by three carloads, of
rye by the same shipper. This
means, an increase Id the business
volume of the city.
Great Trainmen's Strike Pending.
Philadelphia, July 2. A strike by
15,500 freight trainmen of the Penn
sylvania railroad Is threatened unless
the railroad management consents to
another increase lh wages. The prop
osition to strike Is being voted upon
by conductors, firemen, flagmen and
baggage masters employed on the
Pennsylvania lines east of Pittsburg,
and the demands of the men call for
the payment of wages from 6 to 'SO
per cent higher than those paid by
eastern competing lines.
'Heat Fatal at Chicago.
CHICAQO. Sixteen persons were
killed in this city Saturday by the
heat, sending the total dead since the
present alege set in above 70. There
have been in excess of 100 prostra
tions, many of which will terminate In
death. Five persons were badly bit
ten by dogs which suddenly went mad
in the streets.
Wheat TraeTi prices: Club, 80
81c; bluestem, 84c; red Russian, 78c.
Barley Feed and brewing, $1920.
Oats No. 1 whlte $26 per ton.
Hay Timothy, Willamette Valley,
$2021 per ton; Eastern Oregon,
$2225; alfalfa, $1314.
Butter Extra, 29c; fancy, 29c;
Eggs Ranch, candled, 27c.
Hops 1909 crop, J012c; olds,
Woot Eastern Oregon, 14 17c per
pound. " '
Mohair 32 33c.
Wheat Bluestem, 85c; club, 81c;
red Russian, 79c.
Oats $26 per ton.
Barley $23 per ton. ,
Hay Timothy, $25 per ton; alfalfa,
$16 per ton.
Butter Washington Creamery, 31c;
Eggs Selected local, 28c.
NEW OFFICIAL FOR
Famous Retired Army Engineer
t Will Assist in Solving
William L. Marshall, wiio recently re
tired as chief of engineers of the
army, has been appointed consulting
engineer of the secretary of the in
terior In the reclamation service. The
position was , created by Secretary
Balllnger to assist him in solving the
engineering problems involved in com
pleting reclamation projects now un
der way. It was said at the Interior
department that the new officer would
not supplant F. H. Newell, director of
the reclamation service, whose late
has been the subject of much specu
lation ever since the lines were drawn
between the Garfield and Balllnger
No Changes Like1.
It was explicitely stated that Gen
eral Marshall's appointment did not
indicate any change in the personnel
of the field force of the reclamation
service, Inasmuch as he would have
no supervision over the operation of
the service or over the designing of
construction work. He would act, it
was said, in an advisory capacity to
the secretary of the Interior.
The creation of the new position
was in accord with the wishes of the
president and was Ir. harmony with
the plan of inspection by army engi
neers of existing reclamation projects
as provided for the appointment of a
board of five engineers from the engi
neer corps of the army to Inspect the
reclamation works, reporting directly
to the president
Mr. Taft has the appointment of this
board now under consideration.
WASHINGTON, D. C, NOTES
WASHINGTON. The bureau of
mines, created at the last session of
congress as a co-ordinate division In
the Interior department, has assumed
actual existence with George Otis
Smith, director of the geological sur
vey, acting as its chief. Mr. Smith
will preside over the new office in con
Junction with his duties as director of
the survey until a permanent head is
It is estimated that the total num
ber of Immigrant aliens admitted at
all ports of the United States during
the last fiscal year reached 1,035,645,
and Increase of 263,759 over the num
ber admitted last year. The non-immigrant
aliens admitted, that Is, those
coming to the United States temporar
ily, only reached 145,421, which is a
failing off of 47,028, while the total
number of fall persons debarred dur
ing the year was 24,200. Last year
only 11,000 were debarred.
A surprising surplus of $9,402,432 In
the year's ordinary receipts and ex
penditures instead of the expected de
ficit; a decrease of $1,648,337 for the
month in the public debt; $17,462,815
received from the corporation tax and
an $11,000,000 cut in postal deficiency
disbursements for the year are some
of the remarkable features of the
treasury department reports for the
fiscal year ended June 30.
The treasury department Is Bending
advertisements for bids for public
building sites in all cities for which
provisions were made in the omnibus
public building bill. Bids for Oregon
sites will be opened August 2 and
elsewhere In the Northwest August 3.
EDITOR'S SON SHOOTS
Suffering From Peculiar Religious
Mania, Wounds Saloon Man.
KINGSTON. N. Y. Suffering from
a peculiar form of religious mania
that will not yield to treatment, Sw
ing Watterson, son of Colonel Henry
Watterson, of Louisville, Ky., is under
arrest at Saugertles for shooting three
times and slightly wounding Michael
Martin, proprietor of a saloon.
Ewlng Watterson, according to his
father, who came fu look after his
son's interests, has . for some years
been a victim of a form of religious
mania which has failed to yield to any
treatment. ' .
Whites to be Excluded.
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA. Indian
chiefs attending the biz sun, or willow
dances, at Big Jake's Crossing near
Clinton, Okla., announced that they
had decided tfl build, S number of
towns in which only Irdians would be
permitted to live.
De Lesseps Flies 45 Miles.
MONTREAL. Count de Lesseps, in
the machine in which he crossed the
Eng'ish Channel, made a cross-country
flight from Lakeside to Montreal
and return, a distance of 45 miles. He
made the Journey In 49 minutes, 3
and 3-5 seconds.
Lend a Hand.
It's nil rtpbt to suy "cheer up." but j
ao snmeiuing io pusu it along. Koston
GENERAL NEWS NOTES
The First National Bank of Bill
ings, Mont, has been c'.osed by the di
rection of the controller of the cur
rency, the bank haviag been reported
by the examiner to be insolvent.
Western railroads are considering
the advisability of abolishing all spe
cial rates, Including colonist rates, and
making 2 cents the minimum for all ;
travelers and aW occasions. j
Members of the senate committee :
appointed to Investigate the charges ;
made by Senator Gore relative to Ok- j
lahoma Indian land contracts have ;
discovered that coiuiuittee was not ,
provided with funds to defray the cost !
of inquiry. 1 j
There will be no relief from high 1
meat prices for" a! time at least. 'This
Is the declaration of J. Ogden Armour,
whose word is law when the price of
"neat is involved.
Fight news, round by round, was
telegraphed into the county Jail In
Chicago on Monday. A tolegraph op
erator, who Is a prisoner, was at the
receiving end of the wire.
'. JACK JOHNSON
Undisputed heavy weight champion
pugilist of the world, who knocked
out James J. Jeffries at Reno, Nov.,
July 4, in) the 15th round.
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Secretary's Visit to Beverly
. Believed to Have Dacp
BEVERLY, Mass. Secretary of the
Interior Balllnger was summoned to
the summer capltol for a conference
on Tuesday. Officially, he and Taft
are said to have discussed the admin
istrative -features of the $20,000,000
reclamation bond IsBiie, but authori
tative Information Indicates that the
conference was of much deeper signi
ficance. Whether or not Balllnger is
to remain In the Taft cabinet was
It Is certain, however, that there will
be no announcement on the subject
until after the report of the congres
sional Ballinger-Plnchot investigation
committee is made public. - Colonel
Roosevelt is probably the first pro
Plnchot supporter with whom the pres
ident has talked in regard to the con
servation situation since the congres
sional Inquiry closed. It Is, therefore,
regarded as peculiarly significant that
Immediately following the next Taft
Roosevelt conference should come the
announcement that Secretary Ballln
ger was summoned to talk over affairs
with the president Furthermore, the
date comes within the 15-day period
during which President Taft has here
tofore said he wou'd transact no busi
ness other than of the most pressing
NEWS OF NOTED PERSONS
Suffering from the burden of busi
ness cares which fell on her shoulders
after her husband's death, Mrs. E. H.
Harrlman Is reported to be in very
W. J. Bryan, who has arrrved home
from his European trip, declined to
discuss political matters from a na
tional standpoint, to the effort that Is
being made by his Nebraska friends
to launch him as a senatorial candi
date. Mr. Bryan pleaded unfamillarlty
with local conditions.
Abraham Ruef, the former political
boss of San Francisco, under sentence
of 14 years' imprisonment for bribery
and at liberty on $300,000 ball, has
been ordered to show cause why he
should not be remanded to the cus
tody of the sheriff.
With a view of determining the
practicability of the voyage to the
North Pole by airship, which Count
von Zeppelin is said to be determined
to take if he can obtain any assurance
that it has a reasonable chance of suc
cess, a party of notable Germans have
started for "Spltzenbergen. Price
Henry of Prussia leads the expedi
tion, and-accompanying him are sev
eral scientists, chosen especially for
their knowledge of polar conditions.
GALL ON ROOSEVELT
OYSTER BAY, L. I. Three of the
most prominent Insurgents In congress
visited the former president Saturday
afternoon at Sagamore bill, by his in
vitation. They were Senator Joseph
L. Brlstow and Representatives Mur-
dock .and Edmond H. Madison, all of
In a carefully prepared statement
given to the newspapers after the con
ference, Roosevelt's present stand on
matters of national concern was
clearly set forth.
"We found him absolutely unchang
ed In his attitude towards public ques
tions," said the statesmen. Particular
izing as to the railroad bill, the states
men declared that the former presi
dent had congratulated the insurgents
on putting Into that measure provl
sions that lie considered 'vitally nec
Ban Goes on 104 Saloons.
MILWAUKEE. The city council
has carried out the socialist policy of
suppressing the disorderly saloons In
the city by denying licenses to 104
that had not been conducted properly
Colored Valet of Grant Dead,
Baltimore. George Washington
Stokes, 92, colored, once the valet of
Genoral U. S. Grant, is dead here
He attended the famous general faith.
fully and at the end of the war Gen
eral Grant wanted to take him home.
MERRILL. That the people aave
taken hold In earnest of the plan for
getting a branch of the Southern Pa
cific railroad Into this city Is shown
by the fact that more than $2000 has
already been voluntarlty pledged to
help pay for the right of way between
here and Klamath Falls.
Lynchers Plead Guilty.
PRAIRIE CITY. Bert Green and
Earl and Emmett Shields, held for the
murder by lynching of OUie Snyder,
have entered pleas of guilty of mur
der In the second degree before Judge
Davis. They will receive sentences of
Cause of Trouble.
She P!d yon tell anybody a boot my
pies? He h. yes! I hud to tell my
physician what ailed me. Exchange.
CRIMES AND MISHAPS
With a picturesque grove of fir
trees as the setting, Harvey L, Lam
bert, a carpenter, shot down his wife,
Grace, at Portland, as she stood with
their three-year-old girl In her arms.
The Canadian Northern railway has
announced that Its loss last week by
bush fires in the Rainy "River district
was 125 boxcars, 30 depots, station-
houses, freight sheds, water tanks
and $500,000 worth of yard material.
Pleas of guilty were .entered by the
Southern Pacific Railroad company
at San Francisco to 18 counts of the
Indictments charging rebating and
discrimination in rates found by the
federal grand Jury on information
gathered by the Interstate commerce
commission, and fines aggregating
$18,000 were Imposed by United States
Circuit Judge Van Fleet
A petition signed by Dr. B. Clark
Hyde and his attorneys, asking that
the. Imprisoned physician be allowed
to visit his heme at the birth of an
expected child, was handed to Judge
Ralph S. Latshaw of the criminal
court, who said the request would be
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JAMES J. JEFFRIES
The defeated heavy weight chan
pion knocked out Ir the, 16th roufcd
by Jack Johnson, colored, at Rfc
NeV, July 4. )
ITEMS OF INTEREST
Chronicle of Important Events
of Interest to Our
Rogua Soil Test Ordarad.
PORTLAND. In compliance with
request by Representative Hawley, the
secretary of agriculture hat ordered a
detailed soil survey of the Rogue ri
ver area In Oregon to be made immed
iately. The survey will cover 800
squara miles and Is to be in charge
of Mr. Strahorn, toll expert from the
bureau of tolls. It probably will be
finished before the end of the summer
and the r sport should be ready next
winter. The report will show in da
tall classification of soils, what tbey
are best adapted to and how they
could be improved. It will also in
clude a chemical analysts.
Harder 8hot Dead.
BURNS. In a shooting affray a
harder known aa Jtminie Leonard wat
killed by another, Dick Williams, on
Steen't mountain, south of Diamond,
7$ miles from Burnt.
Leonard had lived In' this country
several yean and wat reputed a quar
relsome, dangerous man, who went
armed and proclaimed his readiness to
use bit peapont. After the killing
Williams came to Diamond and tele
phoned to the sheriff, who went there
In hit auto, placed Williams under ar
rest and brought him to Burnt, but did
not put him in Jail, at the facta teem
ed to make It a case of justified homi
Railroad Held Unsafe.
SALEM. In a letter forwarded lo
Attorney-General Crawford, the ttate
railroad commission hat established s
sew and rather startling precedent by
ordering the discontinuance of service
on the Corvallis & Alsea River Rail
road company between Corvallis and
Monroe, In Benton county. That the
line Is unsafe for use and bat entirely
Ignored Itt dutlet at a common car
rier are tome of the allegations made
In tbt letter to the attorney-general.
The action ot the commission It the
result of a complaint filed by A. Wil
helm A Sons, of Monroe, Ore., and ces
sation of traffic It demanded until
such time as the road Is rehabilitated.
Boy Kills Farmer.
OREGON CITY. Carrying out hit
threat made a year or ao ago that "be
would get him," Curtlt Helvey, 20
yeart old, shot and killed George
Smith, a farmer, at Carut, tlx mile
att of here.
Helvey Immediately went to bla
borne and telephoned to bit father to
town and told blm to tell the sheriff
to come out and arrett bla at be bad
shot 0mlth. Helvey now occupies a
call In the county Jail here.
At the Inquest, under the direction
of Coroner Holman, tbt Jury recom
mended that young Velvey be bald for
Gervtls Man It Candidate.
GERVAIS.-i-W. . J. Clarke, of thlt
place, newspaperman and postmaster,
hat announced bis candidacy for state
printer, aad will seek the nomination
before the ttate republican assembly.
In bit announcement be will make the
Issue In the coming campaign upon a
platform advocating a "flat salary for
state printer, at waa decreed by the
voteri of the state la 1609 under aa
Initiative petition, by the overwhelm
ing vote of 13,479 votes for, and 1571
Myart In Field.
PORTLAND. Jefferson Myen, ef
Portland, wlibei to become governor
on the democratic ticket. He bat filed
bis declaration of Intention with the
tecretary of ttate, declaring himself
to be la favor of "a system of Just
taxation, the Initiative and referen
dum, the direct primary law, state
ment No. l, the recall and corrupt
practices act'" He dee'aret further,
be will vigorously oppose all move
ments tending to the annulment of
any of these laws or constitutional
neart Troubles Cummins.
DES MOINES. Because of heart
trouble, augmented by the strenuous
labort of the recent session of the
enate, Senator A. B. Cummlni hat
cancelled his Chautauqua dates until