TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR, NO. 25.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1909.
COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER
Classified notices In this column, 1
cent a word each insertion In either
News Record or Chieftain; 1 cents
n -word for same notice in both
papers; special rates by the month j
Two thousand acres of choice level
land in the Turlock irrigation Dis
trict. This land is level, sandy loam
and will grow anything from oranges
to Alfalfa. Sold on easy terms at $75
to $100 per acre. For further Infor
mation and printed matter write to
Cadwallader & Baker, Turlock, Cal.
HOUSEHOLD GOODS at private
sale before February 25. Call at
my house In Entarprlse. M. K. Boat
man. BOILER AND ENGINE 75 H. P., for
sale. Suitable for a saw mill cut
ting from 25 to 35,000 feat per day
or for a planing mill of large capac
This Is a good outfit and a
real' bargain. For particulars ad
dress O. S. Wigglesworth, La Grande,
CRAY FILLEY, coming 2-years-old,
Came to my farm, 11 miles north of
Enterprise, about October 1. Owner,
can have' same by proving property
and paying charges. H. D. Crum
WATCH CHARM. Gold Keystone,
with name on back, Chas. E. Funk,
Enterprise Chapter, No. 30, R. A. M.
$5 reward for return to Funk's store,
HENS: Cash paid for 2 or 3 dozen
good hens. S. A. Gardner, in the
Boyd house, 2 blocks west of court
house. Enterprise. ' bit
STRAYED OR STOLEN.
THREE MARES: One light bay
mare, 3 years; one brown mare, 2
years; one iron gray mare 2 years;
all three branded HL (Joined ) on
right shoulder Reward for informa
tion leading to their recovery. H. C.
Laird, Enterprise. , bm
SOCIETY and LODGES
Juanlta temple, No. 7, Pythian Sis
ters, Is taking in many new mem
bers this winter. Four were Initi
ated Tuesday night, Mrs. J. W. Kerns
nd Misses Ethel Weaver, Audrey
Combes and Mae Bowlby.
Wallowa Valley chapter, No. 50, O.
E. S., at Its regular meeting Satur
day evening conferred the degrees
of the order on Miss Joyce Craig
and Martin K. Bue. After the( cer
emonles a pleasant social time was
enjoyed, a delicious luncheon, served
under the direction of Adah, Mrs.
C. M. Lockwood, being a delightful
feature. Hall and tables were pret
tily decorated in blue.
County Assessor B. F. Miller left
for Salem Monday to give evidence
before the state board of equaliza
tion, provided in the emergency tax
This is the question always asked by the prudent land buyer.
When land was cheap such a question was seldom asked, and lit
tle attention was given to the subject. Any Justice of the peace
or notary was good enough to draw up a deed or mortgage, and
abstracts were seldom called for. Consequently the records
teem with errors.. Erroneous descriptions, unsealed deeds, mis
spelled names, unpaid taxes, uncancelled judgments, Irregular ac
knowledgments, failure to state whether grantor was married or
single, mortgages and Hens .paid but not satisfied on the rec
ord, are a few of the errors constantly ' occurring in the In
vestigation of titles. Loan companies, and careful buyers will
not take defective titles or buy a law suit. The time to have
these defects remedied is now while it can be done.
This Bubject is so closely connected with the selling of real
estate that we have installed an abstract department, and are
in a position to make reliable abstracts of title.
PLAT OF WALLOWA COUNTY IN OFFICE.
Enterprise Real Estate Co.
OFFICE ON MAIN 8T. OVER HARNESS SHOP.
AT NATION S CAPrrAL
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HoOSeVelt Vetoes CenSUS Bill
fiS KetUm tO SpOIIS
MAY PASS IT OVER VETO
Simplicity and Dignity Mark RatlA
. cation of Taft and Sherman
In House Hall.
Washington, Feb. 9. President
Roosevelt in a message to the house,
returning without his approval a
measure providing for the taking of
the next census, because of a pro
vision that appointments bhall be
made on the basts of non-competitive
"The evil effects of the spoils sys
tem and of the custom of treating
appropriations to the public service
as personal perquisites of profession
al politicians are peculiarly evident
in the case of a great public work
like the taking of the census, a work
which should emphatically be done
for the whole people, and with an
i eye single to their interest"
As passed by congress, the bill
permits representatives and senators
I to designate persons for positions af
ter they have undergone a single ex-
An attempt will be made in the
I house, according to the plans of
house leaders, to pass the census bill
over the veto of the President. The
action on the veto will be post-
' poned probably until an opportune
time next week.
The formal ratification of the elec
tion of W. H. Taft and James S.
Sherman, to be President and Vice
President, respectively, held in the
hall of the house of representatives
Wednesday, was one ot the most
ceremonial events attending the po
litical life of America. Simplicity
and dignity marked every feature of
this function, witnessed by the two
houses of congress, by members of
the diplomatic corps, by leading offi
cials of the government and by a
brilliant assemblage.. , .
When Mr. Taft becomes President
he will ride in an automobile fur
nished by the government. That
question has been settled by the
adoption of the report of the con
ferees on the urgent deficiency bill,
which carries an Item of $2,000 for
the "purchase, care and maintenance
of automobiles for the use of the
The appropriation of $500,000 to
enable the secretary of agriculture
to continue his campaign against the
foot and mouth disease, which was
also in dispute, was reduced to
$150,000 and adopted.
' The house committee on public
buildings and grounds have agreed
to "a favorable report on the Roden.
barg bill to purchase the; Oldroyd
collection of Lincoln relics, now lo
cated in the house in Washington In
which Lincoln died. The bill also
provides for the purchase of prop
erty adjoining the house in order
that the house may be made fire
proof. The applegrowers of Oregon have
manifested much concern over a bill
introduced in congress by Represen
tative Perter, of .New . York, making
change in the size of apple boxes
and in other ways undertaking to
regulate interstate traffic in apples.
Protests against this nlll were filed
in quantity with Oregon representatives.
For experimental purposes In the
line of naval development and in an
ticipation of the possibilities of the
future, the ordnance bureau of the
navy probably will undertake the
construction of a 14-inch gun that
will fire a 1400-pound projectile.
Designs for such a gun were made
more than a year ago
REFORM CANADIAN SENATE
Two-Thirds of Number to Be Elected
by the People.
Ottawa, Ont., Feb. 8. A resolu
tion has been introduced in the Ca
nadian parliament which, if passed,
will make the senate, now fallen into
disrepute, practically a non partisan
and independent branch of parlia
ment. Under the present system the po
litical party in power has the sole
privilege of nominating senators,
and of course, that body is usually
overwhelmingly Conservative or Lib
eral, according to what party is in
It is now proposed that two-thirds
of the senate shall be elected by the
people and to limit the term of ser
vice of all future senators to eight
Appropriates Money for Experiments
Cheyenne, Wyo., Feb. 8. The
house of representatives of the Wy
oming legislature passed a bill ap
propriating $7500 for dry farming
experiments in Wyoming during the
coming year. Lusk, Shoshone and
Thermopolis, three Wyoming towns,
have each arranged to purchase and
till an experimental farm, by raising
the necessary money by public sub
scription. C. T. McDanlel, cashier of the S.
& F. Nat. bank of Wallowa, was a
county seat visitor Friday night.
DO HOMAGETO LINCOLN
Roosevelt to Dedicate Memorial Hull
on Old Homestead.
Louisville, Ky., Feb. 10 Simple
and yet splendid with the presence
of the first citizen of the United
States will be the home paid the old
homestead of Abraham Lincoln, in
LaRue county, Kentucky, on the oc
casion of his centenary, February
12. Plans for the dedicating of the
marble memorial hall by President
Roosevelt have been arranged.
It has been determined that the
five trains that will be run to Hod
genvllle from Louisville on February
12 shall bear the various delegations
and that the representatives of the
Republican and Democratic commit
tees of Kentucky be given a place
FS JINOOLN FARM MEMORIAL BUILD IKO.
of prominence in the ceremonies.'
Mrs. Roosevelt and Miss Ethel
Roosevelt will be members of the
Presidents' party. " -
One train- will carry a band, 60
volunteer militiamen, 18 cavalrymen
and SO newspapermen, and will bear
the Federal and Conferedate veter
ans who are to aot as esoorts to the
president; the veterans of the Span-.
lsh-Amerlcan war and Governor Wil
son and his military staff.
The programme' includes addresses
by President Roosevelt, ex-Governor
Folk, of Missouri; Governor Wilson,
of Kentucky; General James Wilson,
for the Grand Army of the Republic,
and General Luke E. Wright, for the
Robert Lincoln Will Not Participate.
Chicago, Feb. 9. Rorebt T. Lin
coln, son of the martyred President,
will not participate In any of the
Lincoln meetings.' He announces
that his family will observe the an
niversary day as in past years. He
expresses his pleasure at the wide
spread plans that are being made to
honor his father, but does not think
that it would be meet for him to
take part in any public celebration.
He has, however, lent the Historical
Society a number o f relics.
THEIR VALIDITY PROTESTED BY
FOREST SERVICE NEWS AT
Testimony in two contests brought
by the government against home
steaders was taken before County
Clerk W. C. Boatman as referee this
week. Monday the case of U. S. vs.
:w, fT&s V-t
EARTHQUAKE REFUGEES CAMPED IN MESSINA.
Messlua, where the great eurthqutike ;uused the most havoc, Is now a
city of huts. For dnys the homeless people camped In the rain on the sites
f their ruined dwellings, and many died of starvation amid the wreckage.
This picture was taken two dnys after the quiike and shows how the peoplj
huddled together in the streets, fearing to take shelter neur the toppling walla
of the buildings.
Frank Cummins was heard, D. W.
Sheahan appearing for the defend
ant, whose homestead is over on
The case of U. S. vs. Rebecca J.
Thompson took all of Tuesday and
extended over to Wednesday. The
homestead is In the Promise coun
try, and A. S. Cooley was the defend
ant's attorney, F. C. Rabb, of Port
land, agent for the general land of
fice, represented the" government In
both cases. The ' validity of - the
home.sta.ad entries was protested by
the foresX service.
- . TWl Notices Sent Out
Shenlrr Marvin and Deputy Crow
are bjrey sending , out the tax no
tice y Persons who have bought or
sold property since the' assessment
ot March last should notify the
sheriff's office In order that a true
statement of their taxe3 may be
New Suit Filed.
E, Wj Rumble and F. D. McCully
as The Elgin Forwarding Co. vs. Da
vid P, Hunter.
Feb. 8 E. H. Sherod and Laura
ATLANTIC FLEET ON LAST LA?
Battleships Sail From Gibraltar for
Gibraltar, Feb. 8. While tbe 16
bands of the American battleship
were playing "Home, Sweet Home,"
the great shipB got under way Sat
urday morning and slowly left their
anchorages in the war basin here
and started on the last lap of their
record-breaking crulsa around the
For the greater part of tie last
section ot their 45,000,-mile cruise
the' 16 ship3 will proceed alone, In
double column formation; but about
1000 miles off their" home coast they
will be met by the North Atlantic
fleet, In command of Rear-Admiral
Arnold, and escorted by his ships to
their final anchorage at Hampton
Roads, from which' port they started
their world-cruise ' December 16,
1907. The big fleet Is expected to
arrive again on Washington's birth
day, which makes the time of Its
voyage around the world exactly one
year and 68 days.
rAFT QUITS COLON FOR HOME
Has Visited Every Section of Canul
During His Trip to Panama. ' ;
Colon, Feb. 8 President-elect W.
H. Taft and party left here Saturday
evening, on board the cruiser North
Carolina, tor New Orleans, accom
panied by- the cruiser Montana. Dur
ing his visit, which lasted ten days,
Mr. Taft visited every section of the
canal., His Influence was exterted
also to brlnng about a better feeling
between' various factions that have
been opposing one another since the
Irishmen Hold Convention in Dublin.
Dublin, Feb. 9 The national con
vention representing the United Irish
league, the Ancient Hibernians, the
Foresters and oiher bodies met to
day In the Mansion House. The
principal purpose of the convention
la the discussion of the policy to be
nrrsued during the coming session
Many Unable To Obtain Seats Sun
day Night; Program For
The Interest still grows at the
Jackson' revival meetings in the
Christian church, and Sunday night
the church was crowded to the last
limit, not room for another person,
and scores went away unable to get
In, Rev. Jackson preached on "Major
General Naaman," drawing splendid
lessons from the story of the Assy
rian monarch's chief man who was
afflicted with leprosy.
Following are the subjects for this
Tuesday "Christ From a Literary
Wednesday "Why So Many De
Thursday "From the Pigpen to
Friday "God's Dynamite."
Saturday "The Best Man in En
Sunday; 11 a. m. "Sympathy."
Sunday, 7:30 p. m. "The Ameri
Sunbeam chorus Friday night, Il
lustrated s nig, "The Holy City,"
next Sunday night.
Evangelist Stephens and wife, who
have just concluded a wonderfully
successful meeting at Lostlne, will
be here Welnesday and remain the
rest of the weak.
The ordinance of baptism was ad
ministered Monday night, and will be
given Wednesday night also.
So far there have been 25 confes
sions. Mrs. Jackson preached in tbe Pratt
school house Sunday afternoon to an
audience that tested the capacity of
the room. A splendid service was
held, and two confessed Christ.
RATCLIFF: To the wife of G. I.
Ratcliff, Monday evening, February
8, a 10 pound son.
Japalac, varnish stains, linseed oil
at Burnaugh & Mayfield's.
JAP SITUATION BAD
Hostile Laws May Sever Diplo
matic Relations Between
the Two Nations.
Relies on the I'nltod States to Show
Good Faltli I'aclllc Fleet May
Salem, Or., Feb. 8. Senator Bai
ley's resolution to extend the Chinaso
exclusion law to Include all Asiatics
has raised a tempest. Friends of
President Roosevelt are using all
their influence to have the resolu
tion reported unfavorably by the
senate resolutions committee, rear
ing that Oregon will become injected
in the embrogllo existing In the Cal
Washington, Feb. 8. Opinions
differ about the gravity of the Jap
anese situation. Those best luforraed
look on it as serious. Senator Per
kins, of California, does not ag-ee
with the President that action by
California's legislature will contra
vene the treaty rights of the Japua
ese. The President Is said to hava fears
that things may go so far that Japan
will break off diplomatic re'atlo id
with the United States. He ftils
that at this time California has no
right to commit any act which mlnht
plunge this nation into war.
The Japanese Ambassador recent
ly stated in a conversation wlih n
public man that Japan had mado n
demand on this country at all; that
it relies absolutely on the United
States to carry out its assurr.ncea of
good will and good faith toward
It has been published that part
ot the battleship fleet will be de
tached Immediately on its arrival at
Hampton Roads and sort tb the Pa
cific. There Is no truth la this ru
mor. It is understood that all of
the vessels in the fleet will require
some repairs and an overhauling
when they return. However, it has
been Intended all along tttat so.ne
of the battleships should be sent
back to the Pacific as soon as this
overhauling has been completed.
Laity in IilR Conference.
Pittsburg, Feb. 0. The most im
portant conference of the Presbyter
ian church laity ever held in this
country will take place here Febru
ary 26, when executive officers of the
men's organizations, totalling nearly
1,000,000 members, will meet. Na
tional co-operation and the possibili
ties of a united federation will be
The nicest lot received
Sweet Navel Oranges
Large Smooth Lemons
Well Hipened Bananas
Big Shipment Arrived
Highest Market Price
Paid in Cash For Eggs.
RILEY & RILEY
Phono White 37
Dray and Express
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