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ALL THE OFFICIAL
NEW OF WALLOWA
COUNTY IN THE NH
ALL THE NEW WHILE
11 . IS NEWO TWICE-A-WEEK
TWELFTH YEAR. NO. 45.
ENTERPRISE, WALLOWA COUNTY, OREGO
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1910.
CITY OFFICIAL PAPER
Cent a word single Insertion, 1
cents a word 1 Insertions. Special
rates by month and year,
Green gold brooch of tartert,wlned
snakes with topas setting. Lost on
road between town, and Homaan's. Re
ward for return to G. E. Odte at
News Record office. " ' 45rl ' ' .
letter addressed to Mr. Ed Maag,
Eureka, S.- D. Finder please notify
O. J. Roe, Enterprise.
Open-faced . gold watch on fair
grounds. Re.ward- tor return to C.
S. Bradley, Enterprise. 4Gb2
Wanted, three young ladles to Join
the . Junior class- of nurses. Apply
to Superintendent of Nurses, Grande
Ronde Hospital, La Grande, Ore.
FOR RENT. -
Residence property and business
room for rent, available now- E. M.
& M. Co. . 42ltf
MONEY TO LOAN
State Funds loaned, 6 per cent. John
P. Rusk. Atty. State Land B'd. Joseph
I will sel all or any of my town prop-
e ty at reasonable prices. -W.W.
Zurcher, Enterprise, 'Oregon. 40btf
Lota to .Troy townslte. Your' choice
at one-third, oft - during fair week
and until October 31, making pric
es from $1& up to $70. Special sale
limited to 26 lota. H. E. Merryman,
Enterprise, Oregon.- Will be at Troy
October 6, 7 and 8. 42h4
Two lots In Alder View addition to
the city of Enterprise. Beautif ul lo
cation. A genuine bargain. .Win. H.
McFetridge. " 37bm
. New Suits Filed.
Oct, 4 Chas. Scott ..vs.. Ben Jen
.. Oot. 6 C. S. Haney vs. W. F. Ran-
Oct. 6 Wm. Cook vs. H. M. Rick
Sept; 29 S..Oi Magee, 29, farm
er, Lastlroe; Effte Bloods worth, 17,
Oot. 3 Frank E Rambo. 29, Xarm-
,-er, Wallowa; Haittie Stoffle, 33, Wal
'. Oct. 6 Wm. L. Elder, 25, laborer,
-Joseph, Mary M. Galbraith, 26,
Oct. 5 Jake Henderson, , 24, la
borer, Wallowa; Jo3te K. Skelton, 16,
CHARGE TIMBER FRAUDS
Government Holds Operators Secured
Lands Illegal Way. .
Portland J, B. Stoddard and Bey-
mour H. Bell, prominent Portland
timber operators, together with the
Hewitt Lumber Company, of Tacoma
were charged In the United States
'court with conspiracy, and proceed
lngs were begun for the recovery oi
17 Baker county timber claims, al
lesred to be only a portion of the
fruits of the operation of their plans.
Criminal prosecution of the persons
charged with defrauding the govern
ment of its lands were barred by the
. statute of limitation, which Is three
'years for criminal matters.
Federal Officer Implicated
It Is said In carrying out the plot
to obtain lands valued at that time at
more than 160,000, Charles H. Chance,
a United States commissioner, was
taken into the scheme and that he ac
cepted checks In payment of land of
. lice fees from persons who had no ac
counts in local hanks. Some 'of the
confessions obtained by the special
agents of the land office state that
the checks were- never returned
them, but that they
patents In due time. .
Capt Bogrdus Again Hits Bull' Eye
This world famous rifle ahot who
holds the championship record of 100
pigeons la 100 consecutive shots Is
living at Lincoln, 111. Recently interviewed,-
he mays: "I suffered, a
long time .with kidney and bladder
trouble and used several well known
kidney medicines aW of which gave
me no relief until I started taking
Foley Kidney Pills. Before I used
Foley Kidney Pills I had severe
backaches and pains to my- kidneys
' with suppression and a cloudy void
ing. On arising bi the morning I
would get dull headaches. . Now I
have taken three boUles of Foley
Kidney Pills and feel 100 per cent
b-Jtter. . I am never bothered! with my
kidneys or bladder and' again feel
like my own self." Burnaugtt A May
field. ' " - , .
29 SAILORS DROWN;
MANY ARE MISSING
Naval Officers Start Investiga
tion of Disaster to New
New York. There . was g!yen out
from the battleship New Hampshire
a list of 29 men who were supposed
to have perished by the swamping of
a, 'barge, which was being towed to
the vessel at anchor in the Hudson
River Saturday night. Appended to
this Ms-t are names of 11 men who
are still absent, but who were not
recognized as having been In the
swamped boat. . . '
On . board the Louisiana, Admiral
Vreeland convened court of inquiry to
determine the exact cause of tbe ac
cident and place the - responsibility.
'. Cause Not Yet Known.
Various versions f bow the acci
dent occurred are la circulation. The
generally accepted one, however, was
that the barge, heavily loaded with
sailors and marines, returning . from
Rhore leave, was towed Into the heavy
swells of a passing steamer. Rising
for a moment, like a cork, the barge
then plunged into the trough between
two waves, one of Which broke over
tbe side and swamped It, "
A rshlp Beats Train.
Springfield Aviator "Walter Brook
Ins broke the American longdistance
continuous fight record, beat a spec
ial train a distance or. 187 miles, and
won $10,000 pr'ze when he alighted in
the Illinois State Fair grounds here,
seven hours and twenty-one minutes
out of Chicago.
F. W. M0NDELL
President of the Fifth An
nual Dry Farming 5onjjres..
SPOKANE GREETS DRY
8pokane President Taft in hit ex
ecutive offlceU at Beverly, Mass., on
Mohday evening at 11 o'clook, Eastern
time, or 8 o'clock Spokane time.
pressed a golden button key that con
veyed direct to the great armory in
Spokane tbe signal for the opening
of the fifth Dry Farming Congress.
Immediately following this signal an
operator seated on the platform re
ceived a message of cheer from the
president to tbe dry farmers of tbe
world assembled, and with the read
ing of this the' International Dry
Farming Congress band played Inter
national airs and 200 children of the
graded schools of Spokane, arranged
upon the platform In toe form of a
living United States flag, sang "Am
erica," the vast assemblage rising and
Joining. The session was called to or
der by A'freS Atkinson, of Montana,
chairman of the board of governors.
Following the Invocation by Rev. Dr.
William J. H'ndley, pastor of Pilgrim
Congregational church, addresses of
we'eome were mads by H. W. New
ton,' chairman of the local board of
control; Mayor Nelson S. Pratt, Cbas.
M, Fassett, president of tbe Spokane
chamber of commerce, and Governor
FEDERAL CONTROL FAVORED
";- ' . ' i
" Pueblo, Oolo. Resolutions adopted
by the National Irrigation Congress
declare that "Federal control is es
sential to equitable distribution and
utilization ' of water of Interstate
streams." Creation of a . special
agency through which the government
shall act Is recommended. The work
of the reclamation service is com
Benjamin A. Fowler, of Arizona, was
re-elected president of the congress,
and Arthur Hooker, of Spokane, sec
retary. -Chicago was chosen as the
meeting place for 1911, after Los An
geles had carried Its fight to the floor
of the congress. - r;
Indian Land for Sale.
Spokane Between a million and a
half and two million acres of land in
tbe Crow Indian reservation of Mon
tana will be placed on the market at
Billings, Mont,' October 25.
Portland. .' ' .
Wheat Track prices:. Club, 82c;
blues tern, 88c; red Russian, 81c
Barley Feed and brewing, $22.
Oats No. 1 White, $28 per ton. '
Hay Timothy. Willamette Valley,
$1920 per ton; Eastern Oregon,
$2022; alfalfa, 1516. -
Butter Creamery, 36c; ranch, 24c.
Eggs Ranch, candled, 35o. . ". '.- ,.'
Hops 1909 crop. .10llc;- - olds,
nominal, 1910 crop, 13c . i
Wool Eastern Oregon, 14 & 17c per
Mobalr 3233c. . , ,;
Wheat Bluestem, 88c;
red Russian, 80c.
Oats $30 per ton.
Barley $21 per ton. '
Hay Timothy, $26 per ton; alfalfa,
$19 per ton.
Butter Washington Creamery,- 36c;
Eggs Selected local, 40c. .
BRIEF. NEWS OF THE WEEK
-The International convention of
carpenters and Joiners came to a
close at Des Mo'.nes, Iowa. Tbe con
vention turned down a resolution of
fered by the Chicago and Milwaukee
delegations to the effect that "social
Ism Is the salvation of tbe laboring
For the first time' In fifty years tbe
doors of the gambling bouses in Ne
vada bave been barred by the law.
Under the recent action of tbe legis
lature of Nevada, gambling is pro
hibited on' and after October 1-.
The police are convinced that Fred
Wahlenmeyer, who was found at the
home of Mrs. Potter Palmer in Chi
cago, carrying an open knife and with
a bomb lying near by. Is demented. -
Whether the Milwaukee, Wis., pub
lic scnools can be made adjuncts of
the social democratic party under the
noise of social senters, has become a
legal quest ont It Is now before
the city attorney. .
Tbe Southern Pacific shops at Tuc
son, Arizona, were destroyed by fire.
entailing a loss estimated at $350,000
FOREIGN NEWS BITS
The growth in criminality through
out Paris has become so disquieting
that a bill will be introduced at the
reassembly of the chamber, of depu
ties," providing for corporal -punish
Lment for attacks on the person.
The Federation of Master Cotton
Spinners of Manchester, England, de
clared 'a lockout of 130,000 operatives
nd closed the 'doors of the 700 mills
owned by its members.
Mall advices from China state that
a Chinese press association has been
formed with headquarters at Shanghai
and arrangements are being made to
send correspondents to all important
foreign capitals and to all prominent
Chinese centers. . No - foreigners are
to be Included among the correspond
Fertile Land Will Open.
Lakevlew. The Lakevlew Land Of
fice has been notified by tbe Depart
ment of the Interior that a large body
of land formerly. embraced In the Sil
ver Lake irrigation project Is to be
thrown open to settlement on Novem
ber 26, 1910. Th'.s mean the settle
ment of as area of 30,000 acres by
the settlors who are coming to this
section oi the stats. -Some of 'he best
grain and agricultural lands la tbs
state are included.
ITEMS OF INTEREST
Chronicle of Important Even
of Interest to Our
New Campaign Pamphlet.
Salem Voters of t'-ie stale may now
prepare to receive a second pamphlet
under that act for the general elec
tion. Copy for this pamphlet cannot
be filed with the secretary Of state's
office later than October 9. Under the
act only the state executive commit
tee, or managing officers of any polit
ical party having nominated candi
dates, may file matter for the pamph
let and no' others except independent
candidates. Political parties are
awarded 24 Pages in the booklet, while
Independent candidates are given two
pages each. '
The charge for each page in the
pamphlet is $50, which will go toward
the expense of printing and mailing.'
The secretary of state Is given two
days after he receives the final copy
to place it in the hands of the print
er, and the printer has until October
23 to produce all ' of the pamphlets.
These must be mailed by October 29.
Fruit Men United.
Roseburg At a well attended meet-
tng held at the court house the fruit
growers of Douglas county went on
record favoring the co-operation of in
terests In the shipping of their pro
duct. It was the general expression
of the meeting that in co-operation the
fruits of Douglas county could be sold
at prices equal to those received in
other fruit districts, while under the
present system of individual selling
the prices were varied and in some In
stances far too low.
MISS HELEN TAFT.
Will Aid Mother In Enter
taining at the White House.
MANY NEW FACES
IN NEXT CONGRESS
: Washington The sixty-second con
gress will be almost unrecognizable.
Never since the memory of man run
neth not to the contrary have so many
"leaders" failed of renorninatlon.
. Tawney of M'nneaota; Boutell of
Illinois, Gardner of Michigan, Scott of
Kansas, Sparry of Connecticut, Nudd
of Maryland and Huff of Pennsylva
nia-are among a few of tbe prominent
republicans who will fall to answer the
roll call. Uncle Lou Livingstone is
the most conspicuous of the demo
cratic absentees. '
- The sltuat'on In the senate will be
as bid if not wr.ree. With Hale, Aid
rich, Burrows, Flint and Piles certain
ly out, and a sure thing that Uever
Idge,' Dick, Dcpow, Scoit, Carter and
a number of o.hera may not follow,
tbe senate after March 4 next will re
semble a picked chicken so far as
leaders are concerned. The next con
gress will have a greater proportion
of new Btate.-:nif n than any coiigrcxs
bas "had In recent years.
We art" Mir ii et ix-iut '"r
tune If we do hut gnippie with ucr.
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NEWS PARAGRAPHS FROM
. OTHER CITIES IN OREGON
. The study of horticulture Introduced
Into the Meth'ord High school this
year is proving tn important addition.
The class thus tar has been studying
the planting anj pruning of trees. -
A warrant has been Issued for the
arrest of Elwood L. Clark, ex-cashier
of the United States National Bank
at Vale, Malheur county, charging him
with irregularities in connection with
Oregon's total valuation of crops for
the present year, as estimated by Dr.
James WIthycombe, director of the
Oregon experimental station at Cor,
vallts, will be approximately $115,000,
The Interstate commerce commls
Sion, on complaint of the Oregon &
Washington Lumber Manufacturers'
Association, suspended the new lum
ber schedule which the Southern Pa
cific and its connecting lines in Ore
gon ' proposed to put into effect Oc-.
Plans are .projected for a number
of new six-Inch batteries at Fort Ste
vens. The extreme rapidity and accu
racy with which this calibre weapon
can be fired will render them- ex
tremely useful in defense of the sub
marine mine fields.
Including the coastwise traffic Port
land has shipped 1,156,399 bushels of
wheat during the cereal year begun
July'l, as against 595,846 bushels for
warded from the combined ports of
Puget Sound, according to a state
ment which has Just been' Issued by
the Merchants' .Exchange.
Matblas Machas, a horticulturist
from Budapest, Hungary, traveling in
the United States on a "stlpendium"
granted him by hla government, is
spending several days in Hood River
investigating and studying the meth
ods employed there In raising and
According to statistics compiled by
the department of agriculture, - Ore
gon leads the United States this year
in apple production. The report
shows that in September Oregon had
93 per cent of a full crop, while Wash
Ington, tbe nearest competitor, bad 90
per cent of "full crop.
A new high power telescope Instru
ment has arrived at Fort Stevens for
use in discovering and bringing with
in focal distance approaching boats. It
has such powerful lenses that objects
at a distance of 40,000 yards, or near
ly 23 miles, can be plainly discerned
through this Instrument.
Master Fish Warden R. E. Clanton,
states that all of the hatcheries in
District No. 1, with the exception of
that on the McKenzle, will bs closed
until spring, owing to a shortage of
district funds. All of the eggs from
the other hatcheries In the district
aside from tbe McKenzle, will be sent
to the central hatchery at Bonneville.
William H. Williams, who has been
treking across the continent amusing
himself by sending threatening letters
to the governor of Oregon, has been
taken Into custody In California and
will be returned to the Oregon hospi
tal for the Insane, from which he was
paroled In 1908. Williams has been
worrying the officials at Salem with
his communcatloni for mora than a
With the coming of the rainy season
In Oregon, the Forest Service has
planned the seeding of between 6000
and 6000 acres of burned-over lands
at a costr of approximately $20,000;
700 acres being situated at the Bull
Run watershed, as an auxiliary to the
Portland water Bupply. The largest
amount of planting U to be dons in
the Mt. Hcbo district. The district
was burned over tn 1857 and has never
With an attack upon the legality of
the $3,000,000 Klamath Falls reclama
tion project, Attorney C. W. Fulton,
of Portland, Is preparing to not only
oppose the c'aim of tbe Federal gov
ernment that It has the Inherent right
to close navigation when deemed to
be to the best Interest of the people,
but to open a legal question which
may assail every Irrigation scheme
now under process of construction by
the reclamation service In tbe United
Price Is Not Limited.
Denver The right of the depart
ment of the Interior at Washington to
fix the price of coal lands belonging
to the Federal government was up
he'd In a decision by United States
Judges Vandevanter and Lewis In an
opinion handed down In the United
States d strict court Tbs opinion
holds that the department is not Urn
ited by the prloe of $20 per acre
named by tbe act of 1873,
LOS ANGELES TIMES
Fire Follows and Employes Are
Trapped and Many Meet
Death and Injury.
Los Angeles Following the explo
sion and fire which destroyed the
Times building, with the almost cer
tain loss of nineteen lives and Injury
to more than a score, the finding of a
dynamite bomb under the residence
of F. J. Zeehandelaar, secretary of the
Merchants' and Manufacturers' Asso
ciation, and another under the window
of the residence of General Harrison
Gray Otis, editoNn-chlef of the Times,
the city Is In a ferment of excitement.
The explosion, wblcu occurred short
ly after 1 o'clock Saturday morning,
was of such terrific force that it al
most completely wrecked the whole
Interior of the six-story building, kill
ing several men Instantly and cutting
off others who sought means of es
cape. Within a minute after tbe explosion
the Instantaneous Ignition of gas from
the p'.pes through the building caused
flames to dart from a hundred win
dows and leap far above the roof. Its
force was greatest In the heart of the
building directly under the composing
room The men working there were
thrown to the ground and the linotype
machines tumbled over like a house of
Flames Cut Off All Escape.
- There were 115 employes In the
building at the time, half a hundred
others having .left within a half hour
before with the winding up of the
work for the first edition. Tbe scenes
that followed were Indescribable.
Men cut off from ordinary exits by
flames darting from every side, rush
ed hither and thither looking for a
means of escape and were finally
forced to Jump from second and third
story windows to the street below.
Most of the serious Injuries were
the results of these leaps for life.
Even this opportunity of escape was
denied to those who are numbered
among tbe missing, most of whom are
burled under the ruins. They died,
crushed to death under tbe crumbling
walls, or suffocated by tbe smoke and
Tbe paper was Just being closed for
the morning editions and most of the
editorial force had gone home for the
night The mechanical force, how.
ever, was still at work and tbe men
were caught without a second's warn
ing.. Labor Unions Blamed.
General Harrison Gray Otis and
other responsible heads of the Times,
place the blame for the explosion on
the labor unions, with which organi
sations the paper bas long been en
gaged In bltUr warfare. It Is charged
that unknown parties set off a beavy
charge of dynamite In a. blind alley
which ran Into the center of the build
ing. The leaders of the unions dis
avow any responsibility for the out
rage. The Times got out Its regular Issue
printed on Its auxiliary plant, pro
vided, Us management says, as a safe
guard against Just such a disaster as
has befallen It
The City Council voted $25,000 as a
fund to be used to run down the per
petrators of the alleged -dynamiting of
tbs Los Angeles Times.
Ban Francisco O. A. Tveltmoe,
secretary-treasurer of the State Build
ing Trades Council, has offered a re
Ward of ,$7,500 for tbs conviction of
the perpetrators of tbs Los Angeles
GATHERING OF BIRD MEN
Chicago Tbs culmination of a
year's remarkable progress In avia
tion began In Chicago when entrants
In the $30,000 New York-Chicago air
race gave exhibitions at Hawthorne
track. Tbe race to New York will
stait next 'Saturday. Nine aviators
are entrants. Tbe 1,000-mile flight to
New York,' which must be accom
plished In 186 hours elapsed time,
tops unlimited, will be the greatest
endurance test of modern flyers.
Auto Races Result Fatally.
New York Four dead and 19 seri
ously Injured three probably fatally
was tbs price In human flesh paid
for the sixth running of the Vander
bllt cup race, won by Harry Orant,
dilvlng a 120-borsepowei AI:o.
;:flu. mora. V.