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The Early Bird Doesn't
Get All The Snaps
Here are some pretty good picKings for the late ones. Lots of winter
weather to come and we are selling Ladies' and Children's Coats and
Furs at from one-fou rth t& one-third off. That means
A $12 Coat for $9 - A $6 Coat for $4.50
And a $4 Coat or Fur for $3.
Also CUT PRICES on Felt Slippers and Felt Lined Shoes, Overcoats.
A few of those cotton blankets at $1.00 a pair.
Ladies' and Children's Hoods and Fascinators from 25 cents up.
BARGAINS IN 0THEI LINES. See the Rice we are selling' at 5 cents a
pound. California E stracted Honey at 12 1-2 cents a pound. Red Cross
Mince Meat, Chow Chow, Prepared Mustard and Olives.
ECONOMY JARS-Pints, Quarts at d Half-Gallons.
i j&bfcA i crvv
Real Estate Transfers
Week Ending Dscember 21, I90S Pre
pared by Wallowa Law, Land
& Abstract Co.
.Mays et al to Geo. B. Clark,
y ssc 35. 3J-46. $3230.
.. .icCoy tD John F. McCoy,
e nw and lot 1 of sec 10, ami ne
ne sec 16 all In t 2n-48. $500.
John A. Bookout et al to John
Flathers et al. see 36; se qr sec 35:
e half nw: w half ne sac 25; e half
n sec 35; t 1 n. r 44 e. S half ne j
d lots 1. 2, 3 and 4, of sec 1, and I
nw se and n half sw sec 1 and ne S3
sec 2 ls-44; s half ne and nw se 6-ln-15.
Wallowa National Bank to E. M. &
.. Co., right to lay water pipes etc.,
over a strip of land commenting at
nw cor of blk "C" Stubblefield's ad
dition to Enterprise. $1.
U. S. R. R. to J. A. Bookout, e
ha'.f ne 35-ln-44.
J. S. R. R. to John Bookout. Jr.,
nw se, n half sw sec 1, ne se 2-ls-44.
V. W. Zurcher to Fred V. Smith
et al, portion of blk 28, Zurcher s Am
add to Enterprise. $2000.
Chas. P. Torrey to S. E. Payne.sw
ne la-ln-42. $1200.
Chas. P. Toirey to S. E. Payne,
sw ne lo-la-42. $1200.
G. W. Gregg to S. E. Payae, qc.
sw ne 15-ln-42. $1.
'ohn Sharmaa et al to J. C. Hall,
ju 9, blk 13, The McDanald
iij to Wa Iowa. $1 etc.
Joseph T. W'a3son to Jos. T. Psters
e half sw and w half sa l-3s-4C.
Emerc.ta Dalley to Anna M. Whit
i. ., ! sw sec 23 n half nw and nw
e 2i-2a-l. $800. '
Hedges to Fred H. Brownlee,
13 sw and nw so 5-2a-41.
L. Coach to J. P. Morelock, s half
or blk 19, Residence add to Wallowa.
Mabel J. Butler to BsnJ. F. Bsch
dolt. 8 half se and e half sw 2C-5n-44.
C. R. McLaughlin to J. C. Hall, lots
4, 5, and 6, blklO. McDonald add to
Edwin Marvin to C. F. McCrae, lots
14, 15 and 16, blk 11, town of Wal
H. D. Akins to T. R. Akins, half in
terest in and to lots 6 and 7. bik 10,
.Mt Cully 's add to Jossph. $250.
E. F. Johnson to W. S. Powell, lots
5, 6 and 7, blk 5, McDonald add to
W. S. Powell to Carl Lundquest,
-. 2 and 3, blk 13, the McDonald
aw u Wallowa. $300.
Arland D. Snarr to L. J. Jordan,
lots 5 and 6. blk 17, 1. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
7, 8, S and 10. blk 18; 1, 2, 3. 4, 5.
and , Mk 6; 7, 8. 9, 10, 11 and 12,
blk 10, the McDonald add to Wallowa
U. S. Patent to Emeretta Dailey,
aw sw sec 20 and n half nw and nw
" ne 29-2n-41.
U.8. Patent to Earl Klnzle, se sw
m half se and ne se 3-1S-42.
JKever-Sllp Horseshoes at Keltnera.
PUNK & CO.
Wbk I jCbv
THROUGH TO MEXICO CITY
Harri man's Extensions in Mexico Will
Make Unbroken. 3500-Mile Trip.
Chicago, Jan. 11. Within a very
short time it will be possible to travel
in a Pullman sleeper without change
from Portland to Seattle to Mexico
City through Sacramento, San Fran
cisco, Los Angeles, Mazatlan and
Guadalajara, a distance of 3500
miles. This remarkable journey will
be made possible by the extensive
railroad construction which E. H.
Harriman is rapidly prosecuting to a
completion in Old Mexico.
When the main line of this work is
completed, Mr. Harriman will have
the longest north and south railroad
in the entire world. Its importance
greatly enhanced by the semi-official
announcement that he is to con
struct a road from a point east of
El Paso through the new oil fields
of the state of Chihuahua, and then
on to a connection with this north
and south line on the west coast The
new north and south line through
Old Mexico joins the Southern Pa
cific at Tucson, Arizona, and within
a short time, probably less than a
month, through sleeping-car service
will be established between that city
and Mazatlan, a distance of 900
LABOR MEN GATHER
Cases of Leaders Before Federation
Council in Washington
Washington, Jan. 11 One of the
most important assemblages in the
history of union labor In the United
States is the meeting today of the
executive council of the American
Federation of Labor, called to con
sider the sentencing of three leaders
of union men to jail for contempt
Just what action the federation
will take in the cases of Samuel Gom
pers, its president; Frank Morrison,
its secretary, and John Mitchell, its
second vice-president, is not definite
ly known. It is safe to say, however,
that a vigorous protest will be made
against the impostion of the jail sen
tence pronounced by Judge Wright
of the District of Columbia supreme
Fines Harvester Trust
Topeka, Kan.. Jan. II The Kan
sas supreme court, in decision hand
ed down Saturday, affirmed the ver
dict and fine of the district court for
Shawnee county against the Interna
tional Harvester Company. The com
pany must pay a fine of $12,600 on
42 counts, each count being a viola
tion of the criminal section of the
Kansas anti-trust laws.
ADMIRAL SPERRY AT NAPLES
Commander of Atlantic Fleet Ar
rive in Italian Harbor.
Naples, Jan. 11 The United States
battleship Connecticut arrived here
Saturday. Her sister ships of the
special squadron sent to the relief
of the earthquake sufferers, the Ver
mont, Kansas and Minnesota, accom
panied the Connecticut to Messina,
but did not come to Naples. They
proceeded to Villefranche, where
they arrived today. Owing to the
fact that the whole country Is In
mourning, no salutes were fired. The
sailors manned the sides of the Con
necticut and the flags were dipped.
Ambassador Griscom was on board.
The Italian port officers visited the.
S t. J . - r -.J'.n jr.." T. TT L J . v" Si L 7T r T .ilTrv am sk. m
.- 'v . -.yvrif-- TF
1 J&X 1 tXi J-?t
Connecticut to pay their respects to
Rear-Admiral Sperry and express ap
preciation for American sympathy
Taft Puts Lid on Secret.
Augusta, Ga.,., Jan. 10. Beyond
the reiteration of the announcement
that P. C. Knox will be secretary of
state and Frank H. Hitchcock, postmaster-general,
has determined that no other cabinet
appointments shall be made known
until March 4. To make this deter
mination effective, he will deny all
cabinet rumors, predictions or an
nouncements from any source or
quarters whatever. In the statement
attention was directed to the an
nouncement of the Knox appointment
made on the day Mr. Knox arrived
in Augusta, and to the statement by
the Associated Press from Hot
Springs, Va., of the selection of Mr.
Hitchcock as postmaster - general
both cf which were pronounced cor
rect by Mr. Taft.
Pastor Gets Thiers Coat.
Seattle, Jan. 10. Rev. William
Park, of the Asbury Methodist Epis
copal church, chased a burglar from
his residence last night, fell during
the chase and badly sprained his
knee. Then he had to call for help
from the members of his congrega
tion, assembled in the church nearby.
The church was quickly emptied and
the men took up the chase.
Spurred on by the belief that the
burglar was running away with his
only overcoat. Rev. Mr. Park at
tempted to get up three times after
he had fallen. Through his persist
ent efforts Mr. Park forced the burg
lar to drop the coat.
When the garment was taken into
the minister's house it was found to
be the property of the. burglar and
not the pastor.
until March 4. To mane this deter-12-Year-Old
IJy Speaks From Pulpit
New York, Jan. 11 Michael Ruc
ci, a boy of 12 years, is perhaps the
youngest preacher in the city. He
delivered a sermon last night in an
East Side Catholic church, taking for
his text, "Behold, I Bring You Tid
ings of Great Joy." The child com
posed the sermon himself and was
Knw tha Business.
"Children, children! Don't make
such a frightful noise," said the dis
"We'rs playing omnibus, mamma,"
said Mattle soberly.
"Yes, I know, dear, but it Isn't real
ly necessary to make such a terrible
"Yes, it is, mamma. We've got to
where Mattie Insists on paying the
fare and so do I." London Fun.
Mother (reading telegram) Henry
telegraphs that the football match Is
over, and he came out of It with three
Father (eagerly) And who won?
Mother He doesn't say.
Father (Impatiently) Confound It
all! That boy never thinks of any
body but himself. Now I must wait
until I get the paper tomorrow morn
ing. London Tlt-Blts.
"I told her that I admired her fop
her noble qualities of heart and mind,
for her intellect and a lot more off
the same reel."
"Make a bitr
"I dunno. I think the best plan Is
to tell 'em they're pretty." Washing
OUR NATIONAL CAPITAL
Interesting Kvcnts or the Work In
Washington, H, O.
. Washington By a vote of 212 to
35, the house adopted resolutions re
ported by a special committee laying
on the table the part of the Presi
dent's annual message relating to the
secret service and also the message
of January 4 replying to the Inquiries
of the house on the subject. This
was taken on the ground that the
messages are not respectful and are,
therefore, a breach of the privileges
President Roosevelt has made pub
lic details of an Investigation by
postofflce inspectors and Becret ser
vice agents of Senator Tillman's con
nection with an alleged "land grab"
in Oregon. The President undertakes
That Mr. Tillman used his Influ
ence as a senator In an effort to force
the government to compel a rail
road corporation to relinquish its
control of land grants from the
United States In order that he and
his family and his secretary, J. B.
Knight, might profit through the pur
chaje of some of the land.
That the Senator used his govern
ment frauklng privilege in numerous
instances for the conduct of private
In the preparation of his speech in
reply to the President's charge. Sen
ator Tillman has failed to find a
number of papers bearing upon the
Oregon land case, in connection with
which the present controversy arose.
The Senator does not charge that
the papers have been abstracted by a
government detective who may have
been shadowing him, but does not
say that it would be impossible for
such official to gain access to his
room and to his desk.
Senator Fulton has prepared and
will offer an amendment to the pos
tal savings bank bill authorizing the
postmaster-general to deposit postal
savings funds in other than national
banks when be is satisfied with the
security offered by them. Fulton says
there is much demand for such an
amendment, as it will permit a wider
distribution of savings deposits.
Representative Hawley, of Oregon,
has Introduced a bill appropriating
$150,000 for operatin the new dredge
"Oregon," recently constructed for
use In the harbors along the Oregon
and Washington coast. The bill pro
vides that the dredge shall operate
at Coos Bay, Coqullle, Tillamook har
bor, Grays Harbor, Willapa Bay and
such other joints as may be desig
nated by the secretary of war.
Both Women Free.
Media, Pa., Jan. 10. Mrs. M.
Florence Erb, wife of Captain J.
Clayton Erb, who was well known
In political circles all over Pennsyl
vania, and her Bister, Mrs. Catherine
Belsel, who were charged with the
sensational murder of Captain Erb on
the night of October 6, 1908, walked
from the Delaware county courthouse
free women. After the Jury had beeD
out nearly 18 hours it brought in a
verdict of not guilty In the case of
l b" 6iNGs lN OREGON I
Interesting Items Gathered
From All Parts of the State.
Health Board Makes Report.
8alem Report of the State Board
of Health for the biennial , period
ending September 30, being the third
biennial report made since the or
ganization of the board, has been re
ceived at the executive office. The
report is voluminous and contains de
tailed information concerning i?ie op
erations of the board for the yar.
Typhoid fever Is treated of at
length, as is also tuberculosis. For
the last biennial period there were
246 deaths reported from typhoid,
making an estimate of 2460 cases
In that time. During the same period
there were 807 deaths from tubercu
losis, the majority being under 50
years of age. The board strongly
recommends serious consideration of
these two diseases, with the end in
view of supplying such measures as
will reduce their prevalence to a min
imum. Stress is laid on the danger aris
ing in harvest time In furnishing im
pure water to field hands, statistics
showing 'hat more than normal cases
of fevers come in that season of the
Train Auditors to Take Tickets.
Portland A complete change In
the methods of taking tickets on the
Southern Pacific trains on the main
line will go into effect within the
next few days. The train conductor
will be relieved altogether from tick
eting passengers or handling any
money wiiulever. Au additional func
tionary will accompany each train
from one terminal to another and do
all such work. All the conductor of
passenger trains will have to do here
after on the main line will be ta run
Although at present only the
Southern Pacific main line in the Pa
cific system is affected,' it is expected
the same plan will be followed on
the O. R. & N. Boon. The new sys
tem is followed by many railroads
in the East already.
Under the new system the conduc
tor will uot touch a ticket or handle
a cent of money. The train auditor
will mako the whole run and will re
port to the auditor of the road. In
other words, the plan will take tha
ticket business out of the hands of
the operating department and put It
In charita of the auditing branch.
The Wasco County Toultry Asso
ciation is making preparations tc
hold its second annual poultry show
at The Dalles January 21, 22 aud 23.
Representative S. A. Hughes, ol
Marlon county, will propose an
amendment to the state constitution
at the next legislative session provld
Ing for a tax exemption of $500.
The Albany Socialist Local has
adopted resolutions bitterly con
demning the decision of Commission
er Foote, of Chicago, lu the Chris
tian Rudowlts case.
The fruitgrowers of Salem are go
ing to organize a fruitgrowers' union
on the plan of the Puyallup organt
ration. The union will handle fresh
fruits and probably operate a cooler.
Senator C. W. Fulton expects to
include in the omnibus claims bill an
appropriation of $200,000 that the
court of claims has decided is due
Oregon for equipping troops during
the Civil War.
Grants Pass will soon have a com
peting telephone system, a new com
pany having incorporated with a cap
ital of $30,000. It will ask for a
franchise from the city and county
for an up-to-date telephone system.
The First Presbyterian Church of
Corvallis have decided to erect new
edifice to cost from $20,000 to $25,
000. The church building now used
by the Presbyterian church was built
Improvements of a public nature,
Including new residences, water
works and sidewalks in La Grande
for 190S came close to the $1,000.
000 mark. The coming year will soe
an expenditure of $400,000 for Irri
One day after they conceived a ca
reer of Highway robbery, Al Miller
aud Charles Braun, young men un
der 25 years, were sent to the peni
tentiary. They held up a Portland
street-car and secured a few dollars
from the conductor.
Roseburg will pay the heaviest
tax in its history for 1909. This will
be from 30 to 35 mills. The ab
sence of the saloons, which have
heretofore contributed several thou
and dollars to the city, Is one of
the reasons for the heavy city tax.
By the arrest of two boys peddling
knives In Portland, a recent robbery
at Sclo, Linn county, has been un
covered and George Brown, a Sclo
printer, is in the Linn county Jail
awaiting prosecution on a burglary
Judge Bronaugh, of the state cir
cuit court at Portland. Saturday sen
tenced James A. Finch, convicted of
the murder of Ralph B. Fisher, late
prosecutor for the Oregon Bar Asso
ciation, to be hanged February 5.
Finch displayed little emotion while
the sentence was being passed.
Fifteen hundred dollars for an
acre for 12 acres Is the record price
for Rogue River Valley orchard
lands. The 12 acres are set to New
town and Spitzenberg apple trees, IB
years old, and from this particular
tract was harvested id 1907 a crop
of apples which netted tho owner
Multnomah County Commissioners
and County Court have decided to
erect a modern courthouse. An
nouncement has been made that as
soon as a levy can be made the prep
arations for construction work on a
steel building to cost $500,000 will
Notwithstanding ho briefs have
been filed by attorneys on either sldo
of the Hembree murder case, the su
preme court has set case for hear
ing on January 14. Under the pres
ent rules of the court criminal cases
will be set for trial without demy
when the prescribed time has expired
unless the attorneys secure an exten
sion of time to file briefs,
Four thousand acres of first class
agricultural land are to be settlod
prior to the opening of spring by
practical horticulturists In the Wil
low Creel: Valley. The laud Is now
being divided into 10, 20 and 40
acre tracts and will be Irrigated. The
land Is to be sold on condition that
the work of setting out fruit trees Is
commenced by each buyer in earnest
this spring. Tho land is located near
George Cochran, a 10-year old boy,
was catiKht Saturday night in the
Station A postofflce, Portland, In tho
act of rifling the registered mall. He
gained entrance to the room by
crawling through the chute provided
for papers and large packages. On
the night of December 31 a pearl
brooch valued at $20 was stolen
from this offlca. Young Cochran con
fessed to the theft and took the offi
cers to th;i place where he hud se
The people of Eastern Oregon are
going to demand the enactment' of a
scaly, bounty law by the legislature
ihls winter. The coyote Is the worst
enemy of the cattle Industry and the
axtermlnation of this animal should
be encouraged by state aid, they ar
gue. Next of Importance to tha
people of the eastern part of the
state Is Irrigation legislation. Some
bill prescribing a definite water code
for the state probably will he enact
ed. The third annual convention of tho
Oregon Retail Grocers' and Mer
chants' Association opened in Port
land Wednesday. Over 100 grocers
from he outside cities were In at
tendance Among the laws that were
llscussed and will be recommended
o the legislature for passage U that
providing for the garnishment of the
salaries of public officials, which Is
not now allowed. Salem grocers com
plain against the law, saying they
have lose a good deal 6f money In
this way. Eastern Oregon grocers
want a law against peddlers. They
say that peddlers come through thai
country with goods of various kinds,
which they dispose of to farmers. 1
Th Grtatttt Otologist.
The royal name in geology la un
Joubtedly tbst of Charles LyelL It
wns Lvcll who did for goology what
Copt-mlt'us did for the beavena and
Durwiu for the realm of biology
4,'iive it true rendering by finding out
and Muting its true lans. Before Ly
eH's time geology was largely romance,
but iu "The Principles of Geology."
published In 1S3, the old catastrophic
iew of the formation of the earth
henrd Its dcnttiknelt. and from the
publication of that great work we are
to date the birth of real geology. New
Hidos In Its Own Faathsrs.
It Is worthy of note that, although
the prairie cock when In the lists Is a
trikliifily conspicuous crenture, he
wmra no adornment which cannot bo
concealed nt a moment's notice. The
fight of a passing hawk changes tho
grotesque, bopluutetl, beorunged bird
into an almost Invisible squatting
brownish lump, bo quickly can the
feathers be dropped and air suck de
flated. With woodland birds so great
a change Is unnecessary, but the prai
rie uou can hide only under her own
feathers. Outing Magazine.
Wellington's Stnts of Duty.
A most Interesting niunilote of Wel
lington, Illustrating the lilh sense of
duty In iill things. Is told on tho au
thority of the duke's housekeeper at
Wnlnter castle. The huge blue book
of 800 pnges on the studies and disci
pline of the University of Oxford had
been sent to him as chancellor. He
was engaged on It the nlglit before his
death. He wns going to bed, as it wns
late. He left the blue book, with his
pencil in it, nml snld to Lord Charles
Wollesley, who was with him. "I shall
never get through it. Charles, but I
must work on."
What Ho Mnt.
An old sea captain was visiting a
certain exhibition and was greutly in
terested lu the mechanical seetlou,
where a flue arrny of steam whistles
was ou show. "How far can that one
be heard?" he asked, poiutlng to a
huge "buzzer." The young man tu at
tendance wns only a deputy, but he
promptly replied. "Sixteeu miles."
"Sixteen miles?" snld the old salt iu
creduously. "When I sny sixteeu
miles," elabornted the youth, "I mean
eight miles this way aud eight miles
that way." Dundee Advertiser.
The Bulgarian Is perhaps the most
simple mliuled and industrious peas
ant lu Europe, and, paradoxical as It
muy appear, his stundurd of morality
la extremely high, although elopemcuts
are more numerous than iu any other
country. But these ure geuerully luno.
cent ullnlrs, being simply the device of
young couples to get married without
the expense u regular Bulgurlan wed
ding entails, lu most cases uot ouly Is
the consent of both parents obtained,
but all friends ure Informed aud as
seiublo outside the bride's bouse to
witness the elopement
Fairy Floral Ststds.
The airship hi one of many modern
Inventions that were loug ago antici
pated by the fairy tale. For lustunce,
if you treud ou St. John's wort after
sunset ou St. John's eve a horse will
spring out of the earth and carry you
round the world among the stars all
night. But you must be careful to be
near earth at sunrise, for It will uu
horse you then wherever you are. An
other botuuliul fairy steed is tho rag
wort, uow flourishing tu tho country,
sldo, which Is ridden by witches in
England aud by leprechauns, or fairy
cobblers, iu Ireland. Loudou Mall.
Quick Coffas Caks.
Creuu ouc-fourth cupful of butter,
three-fourHis cupful of sugar aud ouo
egg until very light and creuiny. udd
one cupful of milk und two and one
half cupfuls of sifted flour lu which
two teuspooufulB of baking powder
huve beeu sifted; beat smooth, tiieu
bake In two round layer cake or p
tins. When the top has begun to crust,
but not broivii, brush with uieltrj but
ter and kiii'InUle with sugar un.l i ,, i
uion. Bake a golden biwu. ( ;;.! I .
baked the day before. AH in .Mire
must be level nml o:ie-!ialf ! m
Used. ( 'h lea so Kerord- Herald
Wcmin anJ tha Old Olympic Cam..
Oue rule iue v.;, ;,:pk:
games could ui.t Lu r.ilowed uu..iU
Without provoking seiUus livuules,
Woinou were uot ullowcd to be pre i ;
or even to Ij.' anywhere In iue U , ; ,
when tho games were belnjf celcU . .1
on pnlu of being hurled from u pre 1;I
tou.s rock. This rule is believed to
have beeu defied only once, when the
offender was pardoned lu conslderuM hi
of the fact that ber futher, brothers
and son hud been victors in the tunics
One particular priestess, however, wa i
not only exempt from this luw, but
was accommodated with a special frout
seat ou an altar of white marble, aud
women were uliowed to euter chariots
for the races, though tbey uilsut not be
present to see them win,
That Data Engaged.
Souie time ugo a rich but Ignoraut
woman wrote to the weather bureau
la Wa-shhigtou saying that she was to
give a lawn parly ou a certain day aud
asking the bureau to see that It was
clear ou that day. To muke her corn
niuulcatlou more Impressive she In
closed a list of the names of several
prominent people she Intended to lu
vlte. "I entered Into the humor of the
thing." sal J the weather chief, "and
sent ber au answer to the effect that
the afternoon she designated had al
ready leen bespoken by a poor wash
erwoman who wanted to obtain some
rainwater with which to wash clothes
and that on this account I could not
possibly moka It clear on that data."