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ELEVENTH YEAR, NO. 112,
ENTERPRISE, WALLOWA COUNTY, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 1910.
CITY OFFICIAL PAPER
Cent word single Insertion, 1
cento a word -2 insertions: Special
rates by month and year;' '
One of the desirable- quarters of
North Wallowa txmty, located close
to the Bartletit atore and Postoff Ice.
Apply to owner, C. Miwdock; Troy,
Four well-broke young, fresh milch
hjows. N. E. Hammock, SwamP Creek
Thos. Siegmund left on sate at Ri
ley ft Riley's the Wonder Waaher.
MONEY TO LOAN '
Slate Funds loaned, .6 per cent. John
P. Rusk. Atty. State Land B'd. Joseph
Farm loans at 7V4 percent. Call or
write First Bank of Joseph. . 58btt
Experienced1 dressmaker .wanlta sew
ing to do at her home. Inquire. &
thlo office. 112 tf
Lumber. Anyone having . lutnbef of
any 'grade In any amount for-sale,
or who has tlniber ha 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. - 26b
Notice, to Union No. 56. .
Members of Farmers Union No.
56 are hereby notified that a epeclal
meeting 4 called for Saturday, May
28, 1910, at 2:30 p. m., at the court
house. Business of Importance. Ev
ery member & expected to b pres
ent. J." A. French,' Pres.
C. A. McAMeter, .Sec.
Temporary withdrawals from the
public domain for power sites were
made by Secretary Ballinger of ap
proximately 440 acres along the John
Day River, In Oregon; 6647 acres
along, the Wind River, In Wyoming;
8620 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 fof Settlement under
the enlarged homestead ot -.-
A delegation of San Franciscans are
: in Washington. D. C, charging that
Ballinger 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 in connection " with
the Hetch Hetchy water supply would
be revoked. Ballinger 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 Sao Francisco's supply. The hear
lng was dated for May II,-but com
plaints to Taft caused postponement
, to May 2S.
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 Expos!
tlon.i It Is known that the Southern
Pacific Railroad Company will takel
Its place in the front rank or - 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
linger urging that Immediate steps be
taken to put an end to the destruction
of live and green timber In, that reser
THE - MARKETS
Wheat Track prices: Club, '83
4c; bluestem,- 88c; red Russian, 82c.
BarleyFeed and brewing, 22c.
Oats No. 1 white, 827 per ton.
Hay Timothy, Willawette Valley,
82021' per ton; Easter Oregon,
822 0 25; alfalfa, 817; clover, 8 18.
Butter Extra, 29c; fancy, 2c;
Eggs Ranch, candled, 230240. '
Hops-'-llOI crop,' 13015c;' olds,
Wool Eastern Oregon, 14017a per
pound. ' ,"'
Mohair 32 33 c
Wheat Blnstem.- $5; club, 83c; red
Oit 127-per toa.-
Barley 428 per ton.
Hy Timothy, 2S per ton; alfalfa,
f 11 per tea.
Butter Washington Creaaaery, 20c;
Eggs Selected local, 25c
Potatoes Maxket demoralised.
CAUSE OF CRIME
Mystery of Death of Oregon
Man Deepens Suspect
May Prove Alibi.
JACKSONVILLE, . Ore., May 23.
That .love for a woman may have
bten the cause of the death of Jesto
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 tweedy became
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 crusted by a Heavy
oak club. , ' '
Davidson' had been Instrumental In
securing the arrest , of a gang of
Greek section hands on a charge of
murdering - Thrasher, but there was
do evidence' on which td hold the
Greeks, and they were' released.
k reward of $750 has been offered
for the arrest and convlotion of the
slayer of young Thrasher. The coun-,
ty : authorities have icffered $250, the
mill company for which Thrasher
worked $250, and the parents of the
dead boy 9250. -
; Algerian' Wheat Grown. s
WALLA "WALLA President H..H.
McLean, Of the Farmers' Union, is ex
perimenting with a part of a bushel of
Pellissler wheat, widely grown in Al
geria, and having a kernel much larg
er 'and harder than that of bluestem,
whlch-he believes, gives promise, of
revolutionizing grain growing ' in' this
valley: If McLean's experiment
shows , the wheat will thrive here. It
will probably supplant other varieties
of 'Spring wheat . , . .,-4).
DEMOCRATS BOOM . FOLK
- ST. LOUlS, 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 bt formally
launched, , .
SUGAR MAY DROP.
Spreckles Family Feud May. tower
; 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 features of personal bitterness,
in that it Involves another angle of
the feud long standing between Claus
A. and Rudolph Spreckles on the one
side and their two brothers, John T.
and Adolph B., Spreckles' on the-other.
Their threatened fight - Is to be
brought abdut by shipments of sugar
from the refinery at Yohkers, N. Y.,
via the Straits' of "Magellan, to this
port One shipment of 126,000 bags,
or 1,260,000 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
8 1500 In money and over 81000 worth
of jewelry,, have been arrested here
by Detectives Cbteman and Snow and
Tlchenor and Howell.
6r'yan Goes to Europe.' '
NEW. YORK. May 21.-WllIlam' J.
Bryan sailed today on the steamer
Celtlo 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
tion to be held in Portland,' July 18 to
24, Is pronoonced by members of tbe
executive committee to be greater
thaa was ever displayed so far In
ay other meeting. v
Japan and Russia' Agree.
BT: PETERS Bt 30, May 24. Nego
tiations Befcrgea Raggja and Jagan
with reference to an agreement on
the question of the Far East, In spite
of denials on both sides, have now as
sumed definite form. . ,
Tornado Juggles Houses. '
CAIRO, 111, 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 roots.
No fatalities are reported.
I The Fire Engine.
Why Is a fire, engine In operation an
anomaly Because it plays while It
Ex-Sanator From Washington td
Repreaont Amarlca at The Hague.
COYOTES GO MAD
Animals Found to Be Suffering From
n Rabies. '
LEWISTON, Ida., May 23. J. S.
Nicolson, " bacteriologist, and ' 8. 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
bia1, and in the Whitebird sections a
large number of dogs were killed to
protect the settlers. ;
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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 and caused considerable
damage to crockery, chimneys and
old adobe bouses. - ' - .
. 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 Folsoin. It is
expected that great loss of livestock
will result s
PINCHOT RETURNS HOME
LIVERPOOL, May 23i-GIfford Pin
chot the ex-chief forester of the
United States, was a passenger on
board the steamer Arabic, which
ailed for New. York Sunday. -
Klamath Falls to Entertain Socialists.
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore., May 4.
augene a. Debs, ex-preBldentlal can-
dldate on the Socialist ticket; Gaylor
Wilsnirc, Robert Hunter, Lena Moro
! Lewis, Charles Kline
Knowlea am imnn; thn nrnmlnent I
at the district encamnmpnt nf fh Rn.
cialist party the latter ptft of June.
Chicago Freight Merger Planned.
CHICAGO, May 24. Railway Inter-
est of Chicago are considering tbe
' advisability of organislpg a $100,000,-
000 corporation for the purpose of con
solidating under one ownershfp and
under one management all of tbe belt
railroads, all of the switching rail
roads, and all of the so-called ter-
, . , .
mlnal ralllnjabout Chjcago.
NEWS FROM OUR
. NATIONAL CAPITAL
What Our Lawmakers Are Do
ing and Other Hems of
WASHINGTON. The taking of tes
timony in the Ballinger-Plnchot Inves
tigation 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. Brandeis, counsel
for L. R. Glavls, and George W. Pep
per, counsel for Gifford Pinchot.
The "defense" will sum its case on
Saturday, May 28. John J. Vertrees,
counsel for Secretary Ballinger,' will
have five hours in which to, answer
the attorneys for the other side. -
Both sides will be given until Mon-
ay, June 13, In which to file briefs
frith the committee to assist It In
Iasslng on the great mass of evidence
hlch has been presented.
! Taft 8tandt fay Bal'.lnaer.
President Taft has Intimated to
Callers that he Intends to stand by
Secretary Ballinger, for he 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 Hous'e comes the reitera
tion of Secretary Balllnger's purpose
to hold on to his position, notwith
standing a renewal of the reports that
he Is soon' to resign. ,
Exposition Fight Warm,
j The battle of the cities tor the big
Show in the matter of celebrating the
completion of the Panama Canal Is on
,',n earnest wltn 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 Coast has Just
been recognized in the exposition line,
while It has been a' long time since
the south has had a slice of this par
ticular kind of pie.
San Francisco on th other hand
eomes 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 In the construction of bat
tleships was asserted by Hale, Clay
and Galllnger 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
sestion of Congress, and Hale and
Galllnger, tfoth members of the com'
mlttee on appropriations, agreed that
the . expenditures would exceed the
revenues the next fiscal year.
Borah Talks en 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 ID the absence of constitutional
or congressional authority.
In his sneech. the Idaho Senator
n.u,..nui v, ,. u.0ph nn
authority to make wholesale with
arawals such as have been made re-
centiy tt the behest of Pinchot and
ttIg jnd f, theorists.
Mlnni" Natwa Hama.
S tJ.k. - Jt tirBli1a.ftn n n
I " that N.w York Orchard.
wumyany, inc., una uwu ivriuru un.
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.
Tbe Interior Department Is prepar
lng for tbe establishment of tbe bu
reau of mines, In accordance with tbe
recent enactment of congress creat-
ft 4 co-ojdjnaia 4!vLl9 in Ut
department No decision has yet been
made by the President as to who will
bead the bureau.
The session of the Senate Saturday
was devoted entirely to memorial ser
vices in honor of the late Represent
ative Francis W. Cusnman, of Wash
ington, and Representative David A.
De Armoad, of Missouri. Senators
Piles, Beveridge, Clapp, Carter, Bur
kett, Chamberlain, Burton, Hughes
and Jones eulogized Mr. Cusbman.
''Nothing Is fixed but the certainty
of change." said Uoetue, and we know
that the future American will repre
sent a change. He may be taller or
shorter or thinner or fatter than tbe
American of toduy, but there Is noth
ing in tbe existing Btnte of society
and we use society in its broad sense
to indicate that he 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 be found them. Every
American, native or foreign born.
wants his children to have a better ed
ucation than it wna possible for him
to secure. He wants to have bis Chil
dren live in a community of higher
standards and Ideals than he has; be
wants betterment in local,' state and
national conditions, and the result of
the want will be improvement and a
demand by his children for still great
er Improvement St Paul Pioneer-
FOSTER V. BROWN
Naw Attorney Gar
eral For Porto Rioo.
BRIEF NEWS OF THE WEEK
Michael J. McManus, of Washing
ten, 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 receipts 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 the 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 ot
the World's Sunday School Assocla'
tlon In ' the convention at Washing'
ton, D. C.
$15,000 has been spent by the Bal
linger-Plnchot committee investigat
ing the Interior Department and the
Forest Service. The cost of printing
the record of the case does not come
out of the $25,000 appropriated to de
fray the expenses of conducting the
Completion of tbe O. R. ft N. cutoff,
which will shorten the, distance be
tween Wallace, Idaho, and Spokane
about 50 miles, Is to be celebrated on
June 10, by the business men of Spo
kane, when the new line will be in
Zlon City, founded by John Alexan
der Dowie, is again the center of
bitter factional fight with Overseer
W. O. Voliva attempting, It Is sold, 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'
pletcd by George Westinghouse. It I
an air-spring, and by It Mr. Westing
house says the 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
I uuiumici ivuuis tue U lue ui auio
mm one-halt . .
ITEMS OF INTEREST
Chronicle of Important Events
of Interest to Our
Call for Republican Assembly Issued.
PORTLAND Asserting authority
directly from the primary law foi
holding recommending assemblies, as
given to the party organization, un
der direction of which he Is acting.
Judge M. CVQ'eorgl, chairman of the
Republican State Central Committee,
has issued the formal call for a state
assembly July 21 and a recommenda.'
tlon 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 also will be made for Con
gressional and judicial district nomi
nees. The fourth Judicial district ot
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'
co-extensive with the county bound
aries and the recommendations will
be made at the county assembly.
Army Engineers Urge Open RtveV
OREGON CITY At the 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, Majot
Mclndoe was summoned to Washing
ton by the Chief of Engineers, report
ed In person on this project, and on
the basis ot 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. Tbe
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 tbe roll of membership are a
large number of business men, profes
sional men and residents of Portland,
together with men ot all sections ol
Already a protest has been circulate
ed throughout the state, In a prelim
inary way, against the proposed sub-
mission ot the prohibition amendment,
to the voters of the state at the com v
lng election In November.
Road to Enter Medford.
. SALEM In supplemental articles of
Incorporation filed In the-office of tbe
Secretary of State, the Oregon Trunk
Railway Company declares Its Inten
tion to build up the valley of the Des
chutes River and Its tributaries, and
in a general southerly dlreotion to a
point at or near Klamath Falls, In the
State of Oregon; and also from 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 as the corporation
may hereafter decide upon.
Murder 8uspect Is 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 the 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 his name as C. Cam
eron. County Division Opposed.
ATHENA The Commercial Associ
ation of Athena Is uniting with the
commercial associations of Pendleton
and Weston In an effort to stop the
proposed division of Umatilla County,
and if they are unable to get a com
promise and prevent tbe division, they
propose to establish a county on lines
that are satisfactory to all the parties
ooncerned. nearly, as possible.