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Brief News Items Glucose at Funk's. Bt rained Honey 12',-ic a pound a Funk's. Daniel Boyd went to North Yaki ma, Wash., Friday on legal business for Burleigh & Boyd. Union Scout: Jay Dobbin, a prom inent stockman aid banker of Wal lowa county, is visiting with rela tives near Union. Mr. Dobbin com menced in the sheep business in this county a number of years ago, and was not rich by a long shot when he started in. His success id the result of attention to business. Have you enrolled as a member of the Commercial club? G, W. Wright has gone to Troy, Idaho, to reside. L. Berland returned Friday from a business trip to Portland. The county court has notified the contractor that i: expects the court house to be finished April 1. The now Methodist parsonage Is completed expert the bath room, and Kev. C. E. Trueblood and fam ily moved la Wednasdr.y. The new parsonage in very pretty cue and a hr.lf story cottage of eight rooms besides pantry, ba.-i a:il closets, with city water and electric lights. The co.-itroct prl:e was floOO. The ouiside will be palmed r.s soon as the wcatln-r permit. PROMISE NEWS. The Colpittts sch-ol will celebrate Washington's birthday on the even ing of the 22ml by an appropriate program of songs and recitations, after which a box supper will bo given. The gills and women are asked to bring boxes containing fi- wo. Th,- box-?; will be 1 i! The proceeds are i .y he district to pro- e .ae'.ed sjpplies for the ciioji room. There will be preaching at West Grossmin school house, Sunday, Feb ruary 27, at 11 a. m., by Rev. Fred G. Potter. DEATH RECORD. Word hes been received by Mrs. F. S. Ashley of the death of her father, D. C. Davis, who passed away February 1, at his home In Masada, Tenn., at We advanced ago of Sj yeara. ': Davis was a pioneer of both a.id .uilowa counties, having 3iitled at the Cove in '69 and moving to Wallowa coun'.y in '75, where he lived 20 odd years in Alder and on Prairie. Creek. He war, a member of the Eaptis,. cli irch and a veteran of the Mexican war. In an early day no pioneer family was wore hos pitable, more highly respected or more widely known In Eastern Ore gon than that of 1). C. Davis. Hi3 surviving childre;;, of whom there are six and of whom Mrs. F. S. A3hley (f this city Li tho young est, all have homes and families in .lie e-rvt. Robert Miller, the La Grande ar chitect and a brother of A. C. Miller 'Jf this city, died very suddenly sday night, February 13, at 9 . .e was taken ill of neural i l:u aeart while in this city i.a., , b-t was able to return i-v.i-a iiuntVay. He had another t ck on Monday, but nothing ... i ,vi,3 app:eh?nded until about i ! es baloie his death. i;ceasj was 55 years of age - ii.i.ea a widow, a daughter isa p - son Robert, and an infant. llljr of La Grande iller of Enterprise are .,- horj, and Mrs. Kirk of La Grande iiuer. ? sadden death Is a great shock ay frienda in thia county. .n business but few years in the west his handiwork la roiilj;i i Prater At the Red Front Stand All kinds of Blacksmith ing. -:- Horseshoeing ' a Specialty. Enterprise, Ores;on A. C. Carpenter High Grade Watch Repairer Manufacturing Jeweler Stone Setter and Engraver Old Pr:tnfTice Ruilrlinjr Fnterprise, Oregon THE GOOD TOBACCO SHOP IS ROMAN'S If You Trefer the Best Brands of Cigars or SmoKing Tobacco you can always get what you want here. Fine line of PIPES The same is true of all our Stock. Come in and see. PRENTISS HOMAN'S Next Door to Bank ICnterprise, - - Oregon seen in a number of fine buildings, eluding the oftlce structure for the .Vallowa County Title & Abstract .ompany in this city, the Jennings 'jlock in Joseph, the ML & M. Co. block and the F. J. Holmes residence in La Grande. Subscribe for the Chieftain. LARGE TAXPAYERS ON ROLL OF 1909 (Continued from page three.) iieadricksjii l'ros. 41S0 virah Henderso.i 51430 D. Hendricks 48820 i.j.ue hid. Tel. Co. 5125 A. Hart 3500 ianie Hays 4370 A ilbur Honian "075 ia;:ie A. Holmes 3300 X. It. Holmes 11965 .'. L. Hartshorn 20615 CI. Holmes 12865 '. I. Howard 6320 X V. Da. is 5340 : sj;) Uros 237CO i is.ey 4030 (Continued next week.) The Sleeting of the Governors. Whatever uame may be formally adopted as bellttiii;; the scope of the annual meeting of the governors who -ihall assemble to compare views, the movement is likely to be important .Hid the results encouraging. The first meeting was announced as a confer enco. "A house of governors" has been suggested, although In sucli ecu uection tho word "house" would Imply legislative functions, which, of course, governors do not perform. Uniformity In laws throughout the states would be generally desirable, and tho governors miht help toward this end. But uniformity in the spirit lu which laws are lived up to Is also essential, and here the Influence and co-operation of governors would be effective. A wide range of topics has been suggested as proper to bring be fore a conference of the heads of the several states. Among these nre mar riage and divorce, the status of wom en, prison reform, election reform and special taxatiou. Extradition is a mat ter of executive action and Is all the more a subject for governors to con sider, most all others being finally dependent upon legislative will. True, relief through federal legislation Is often difficult and must come through state action. America and Manchuria. The chief weakness of the advice coming from many quarters not to mix In the business of Japan In Man churia is the fact that this country has mixed in. Nearly six years ago Secre tary John Hay originated the United States policy of maintaining the Integ rity of China In the Russo-Japanese conflict within Chinese territory'. The peace of Portsmouth was concluded with tho approval of the United States, and that document seemed to explicitly bar Japan from the course In Manchuria which she has of late pursued and apparently Intends to con tinue. Like the planting of our flag, the set ting up of our policy hi the far east is the step that cost. It must stay to the fore until good and sufficient reasons exist for its withdrawal. All along the people of this country have taken pride in the worldwide tribute that "the United States Is the only power which can look China in the face without blushing." To let Japan have her own way with railroads In Man churia might be defensible diplomacy, but would look like abandonment of the integrity of China to Its fate In a crisis as Important as any raised by the recent war.. HUMOR OF THE HOUR His One Great Chance. One who bad been very rich slowly approached the gates of pearl. He appeared to be lu doubt There was uothlug In his manner to indicate that be expected to be wel comed with opeu arms or a blare of trumpets. He saw others, those who had been poor and humble upon the earth, walk up confidently to the splendid entrance and gain ready admittance. Frequently he paused as If he had decided to turu back, but little by lit tle he drew nearer to the place where bis fate was to be decided. At last he stood before the gate and peered through at the magnificent scene within. Then the saint who kept the key, perceiving him, asked: "Have you any credentials to pre sent?" "No," replied the one who had been very rich. "The best I can hope for is to ask that you will permit me to try to get a camel to pass through the eye of n needle. 1 don't suppose I can do It, but I wdll try. 1 have never be lieved lu giving up without making an effort." "Your remarks lead me to believe you were a rich man." "I was n very rich man." "I suppose you were not always scrupulous In your dealings with other men?" "No." "Your riches were not the result of hard work and honest dealiug?" "No. I gained my millions by lay ing burdens upon others, by cunningly evading laws that were made for the purpose of protecting the weak and by engaging in enterprises that were of ten of a questionable nature." "I suppose you gave many millions to charity and did other things that were intended to divert public atten tion from your reprehensible prac tices?" "Yes. I can see now, however, that I might as well have saved myself the trouble. Giving to charity for selfish ends Instead of for the love of giving, it appears from certain things which I have seen and beard since my arrival here, does not rank as a vir tue." "Well, If there is nothing in your record which ought to entitle you to admittance here, why do you linger?" "There Is one thing that I have thought might be considered in my fa vor." "What is It?" "I never went around after I had be come a multimillionaire trying to make people believe that I considered my wealth a burdeu and was longing to be poor again." "Wait. Don't go away. I think we may be able to fix it for you without applying the needle's eye test" Chi cago Record-Herald. Not the Least Alarmed. "The last time I was around here 1 was telling you about the comet," said the tourist. "1 remember, boss," grinned the freckled lad on the fence. "Didn't frighten you much?" "Not a bit, stranger." "Well, listen. Since then I have found out that the comet will be equal to twenty full moons." "Good news, by heck! Thar'll be more spooning than ever, dad won't have to burn so many candles, and the mules can feed at night and work twice as bard In the daytime." "You seem to be a good prophet, bub. Do you know the tail of this comet will sweep the earth next May?" "That ought to please ma, sir, be cause May is housecleaning time." "You seem to be the limit young man. Suppose you awake some morn ing and find there is nothing left but the farm?" "Just what I am thinking, stranger. President Taft says, 'Young man, stick to the farm,' and I guess In that case I'd have to do It." Chicago News. Tooly Lurall "How far Is It between these two towns?" asked the lawyer. "About four miles as the flow cries," replied the witness. "You mean as the cry flows." "No," put In the judge; "he means as the fly crows." And then all looked at each other, feeling that something was wrong. Everybody's Magazine. Improvement. The Landlady At our table, Mr. Bjinks, it is the custom to return thanks at each meal. The New Boarder That's fine! 1 like It lots better tbau paying cash. Rehoboth Sunday Herald. Appropriate. "He has Invented a new drink." "What does be call It?" "Love." "Why?" "Because it makes the world go found." Houstou Post Tin Servant Problem. Stude (home for vacation) Bridget, I've just found another fly In the milk. Bridget (appreciatively! Begorrah. it's wonderful what collldge tralnln' will do for ye. Yale Record. In the Ark. Noah I know what I'm going to do. Mrs. Noah What Is It? Noah Hold the elephant's trunk for board. New York Press. Popular a 8hort Time Ago. "What Is a north pole cocktail any way?" "A gumdrop In glass of toft top audi." Boston Herald. FACTS If FEW LIS The Russian sugar crop exceeds a million tons. Experiments In raising vaulila are to be made lu Brazil. A direct cable Is to be constructed between Argentina and the coutlueut of Europe. Cotton growing is being resumed In Palestine. An extensive suitable urea is available. There are In Constantinople some 400 pharmacies to an estimated popu lation of 1.120,000. In England lu 1534 a penalty was Imposed on flockmasters who kept above 2,000 sheep. Ice breakers are of Importance In Russian ports. Riga Is to have a new one costing nearly $200,000. Canada's first great electric smelting plant for the treatment of ores is to be erected at Sault Ste. Marie, Ont It is estimated that 75 per cent of the products advertised In the street cars of Canada ure of American man ufacture. An average of thirteen persons a day who use the railroads of the country for footpaths pay for the practice with their lives. Operators on the sewing machine in south China are paid $5 a month for working nine hours a day seven days in the week. The swamp areas of the United States if combined would cover the New England states. New York and New Jersey. During the last ten years $750,000 worth of property has been cost ashore on the coast of Irelaud, including tweu-ty-six steam vessels. W. E. Cummiugs of Albany. Me., felled on bis farm a spruce tree thnt was 175 years old and measured near ly four feet across the stump. For every man. woman and child In this country there is manufactured each week more than twelve pounds of finished Iron and steel products. Though hydrophobia has been stamp ed out of Britain, it Is still rampant in Germany, where every year over 2,500 dogs and cats affile ted with the disease are destroyed. When George Osborn, a Jeweler, of New Haven. Cunn., took apart an old clock brought to him to be repaired, he found a green wad of $150 tucked lu the back of It. One Scotch casualty insurance com pany is offering policies to aviators, while auother will extend all future polltdes to cover the risks of aviation and ballooning. West Australian flowers Inclosed In a block of ice sent by the governor. Sir Gerald Strickland, to Joseph Cham berlain recently arrived in London lu the orient liner Ophir. All the grade crossings on the Mon-treux-Berue-Oberland electric railway are guarded by automatic gates or bars which close when a car approach es and lift when it passes. Despite the disadvantages of a tem perature of 30 below zero, the gasoline engine of Lieutenant Shackleton's mo tor sleigh used in his antarctic expedi tion worked with scarcely a hitch. The -Lincolnshire (England) county court ordered a man who was owing $90 to a money lender to pay the debt In installments of 2 cents a month, at which rate It will take 3G5 years to pay off the sum. There are not less than 800 moving picture shows In New York city, and, figuring on the capacity of each and on the basis that each house is filled twice a day, they give amusement to 480.000 people a day. The Swiss climbing season of 1900 will long be remembered as a black year for accidents. At least 150 climb ers were killed outright or died from the effects of the injuries tbey sus tained lu the mountains. Cork cut Into very thin sheets and chemically treuted to remove all resin ous matter is being used In France for hats, shoes and waterproof gar ments. In the last instance textile ma terials being coated with It. The failure of the experiment of hir ing Japanese laborers on the coffee plantations in Brazil Is explained as being due to the unwillingness of Brazilian planters to allow the Japa nese laborers to adapt their own sys tems of work to the industry In which they are engaged. Paris Is having much trouble with the moving picture craze, aud the cam era operators now even Invndetbe cemeteries when the funeral of some well known person Is being held. The government had to forbid the photog raphers from attending executions, as tbey wanted to even make films of these. For many years the Mexican dollar was current at and In the vicinity of the Chinese coast and river ports, but now Chinese dollars are coined at the provincial mints at Tientsin, Nanking, Wuchang. Hankow, Canton and else where, but tho mintage of one province is only accepted at a discount in an other province. The Women's Industrial and Educa tional union of Bqston has started the work of Introducing the system of savings bank, life insurance aud old age annuities among the settlements In and near Boston. The plan Is to Instruct a class made up of represent atives of co-operative social settle ments lu savings Insurance. The 100.000 British residents of Ar gentina have decided to erect a memo rial clock tower on some prominent site In Buenos Aires In 1910 to mark the first centenary of Argentine Inde pendence. A monument will be erect ed by the Spanish community In Ar gentina, while the French. Italian and other foreign elements have similar ylans on foot DUESTiON OF DESCENT Settled to the Satisfaction of All Concerned. By CLARISSA MACKIE. Copyright, 1910, by American Press Asso ciation. "TKero's uo use tulking. Addlsou, I've got It ull fixed in my mind plain as can be that you're descended from 'Over the Mountain Dodge.' who used to live in the white farm on the east slope." Mr. Luke Goddard knocked the ashes from his pipe amf carefully refilled the bowl. When he bad returned It to his lips and applied a match, he lifted hi keen gray eyes to the obstinate face of the young man ou the other side of the hearth. "What say, Addison?" be Insisted. Addison Dodge urose to his great height and looked down ou the little gray bearded father of Emily God dard. "I ought to know who my great grandfather was," he said with cold dignity. " 'Over the Mountain Dodge' wasn't any ancestor of mine. I'm de scended from Philemon Dodge of Exe ter and nobody else, sir." . Emily Goddnrd's father shook a crooked forefinger nt Emily's lover, and his shrill voice quavered with rage. "Don't you dare contradict me to my face, Addison Dodge! I'd like to know who 'twas that taught school on the mountain here for thirty years eh?" "You did," returned Addison crisply. "Who is it that's allowed to know the genealogy of every man, woman and child In Peters county, eh?" "You." "Who Is It that's referred to when tho committee wauts to find out who lit lu the wars, eh?" "You." Luke Goddard's voice rose trium phant. "And who nre you that sets up and tells me that you ain't descended from 'Over the Mountain Dodge' when I say you are. eh?" "I'm Philemon Dodge's great-grandson," retorted Addison firmly, "and no body else." There was a long silence after thnt while the two men meusured the depth SPEEDING DOWNWARD WITH STARTLING BWIFT.NKSS. of each other's obstinacy with nar rowed eyes. Pretty Emily came and peeped at them through the kitchen door, and at sight of their angry faces her own went quite palp. Finally her father spoke. "My daughter Emily shan't marry nny one except he descends from 'Over the Mouutaiu Dodge.' No need to make that any plainer, eh?" Addison Dodge grew white to tho lips, and for the first time his eyes met the pleading ones of his sweetheart. His teeth snapped angrily, and he turued his miserable glauce uway from Emily's face. "I don't know what you're getting at, sir," he said hoarsely. "Do you mean to say that If I don't admit I'm a de scendant of 'Over the Mountain Dodge' that you'll forbid Emily's marrying me?" "That's what I mean," snapped Luke Goddard. Addisou turned toward the door. "Very well, sir. I'm not going to lie about tho matter to gain anything, not even Emily. She wouldn't want me to, would you,-dear?" His voice dropped Into tenderness as she came forward and slipped her hand into bis. "No," said Emily with trembling Hps. "Father knows I shall never marry without his consent, and if he feel's that he is justified in making me un happy over the question of some man who is dead and buried this hundred years, why. I have uothing to say." She broke into sobs and hid her face In her hands. "Except 'goodby.'" added Addison Dodge, kissing her golden head. The outer door opened and closed and left Luke Goddard aud his daugh ter alone In the mouutaiu cabin. Outside the door Addison Dodge thrust his arms savagely into the sleeves of his heavy jacket, belted It snugly about his waist and pulled his cap down over his ears. Then he stropped on the snowshoes that he bad left beside the door aud, throvlng his gun over his shoulder, strode away up the steep mountain PUGreat pines beavy with snow leaned above the narrow trail. As he crashed through the h n crust with fiercely placed steps a I ight w liid sent the snow crystals In Icy sting ing gusts ugnlust hN face. As he plodded upward the crust : . thicker, and when-he reached the top of Bald Knb walking was dlffl.-ult. He paused nnd looked around at tne mountains of snow glistening with Icy caps lu the bright sunshine. Overhead was n sky of deep bine. Below nestled the village, w tb bis school in the center, and under the shoulder of Bald Kind, was Luke God dard's comfortable home. Addison could see the smoke pour ing from tho wide chimney. It crept like a blue mist up over the shoulder and curled away Into nothingness In the light air. Tho house was long and low. nnd It was built so snugly under the moun tain that the kitchen opened directly into a great natural cave in the rocks, and that cave was Luke Goddard's woodshed. Addison's strong arms had hewed vigorously that long autumn to fill the woodshed. Every night after school he had come up the mountain and. with Emily sitting near by to gladden his eyes, he had cheerily reduced tho pile of cord wood to kindling. lu the spring he and Emily were to be married and come to live with Luke, nnd their plans for the future bad been so long In making and so Interwoven with love nuil little self sncrltices that now, standing alone ou the mountain top, with n loveless future before him, Addison Dodge was very miserable. His was a nature that would never yield to nn uujust claim. Neither would he lie to save his soul. Luke Goddard. in bis owu way. was obdurate. He loved Addison Dodge as his owu son. and yet his domineer ing spirit would not concede one Inch In the controversy which had separat ed them that morning and in whicb the old schoolmaster believed himself to be in the right. Genealogy was his hobby. That any one should dispute him upon his be loved subject was unbearable. Pretty Emily would have fared hard ly between these two unrelenting men she so dourly loved, but kind Provi dence intervened and made clear the descent of Addisou beyond all doubt and quite to the satisfaction of his fu ture father-in-law. Addison roamed over the mountain top all the aflernoon, rejoicing In the keen wind that arose and chilled hlin to the bone. Ills snowshoes glided over the frozen crust and bore him along against the bitter wind with startling swiftness. He always remembered that day on the mountain as one of pain and self torture. His love for Emily sent him toward the trail n dozen times, and his pride sent him back ngaiu as many more. At sunset, when the whole west was a glorious blaze of crimson aud purple and gold and the expanse of frozen snow was blinding in the glare, Addi son skirted the shoulder of Bald Knob, seeking for a short cut to the vllluge below. He had made up his mind. He would not take back what he had said to Luke Goddard. When he reached a point above the cottage of his sweetheart he paused and looked down the glittering slope to where the blue smoke curled up ward from the chimney. While he gazed Emily nnd her father came out of the cottage and looked toward tho west, as was their custom at sunset. He could see the pink shawl about Emily's head, and in the clenr air he heard Luke Goddard's sharp cough. In another second they would see him silhouetted against the suuset sky aud he turned abruptly away. As I said before. Providence Inter vened. The mass of snow upon which he stood suddenly slipped forward, and before the young man could throw himself from the little uvalauche he was speeding downward, downward with startling swiftness. He heard Luke's shout of dismay and Emily's frightened scream as he swept dow-D toward them -toward a goal wh eh could be no other than the roof of their home. It was growing larger, larger now and the stinging blue smoke of 2 chimney smote his eyes, nmi tbeu-the avalanche of snow struck the stout roof and packed Itself into a high plateau about the tall chimney Addison clambered out of the great bank of snow to find Luke Goddart Poised on a tall ladder, staring at Km over the eaves of the roof. "Boy, I thought you were killed" sa d the old man hoarsely as he helped Addis,,,, to descend to the ground Emilys arms were around her lover yoi? F-,tUU ' t,ilme Ut t0 ' ' you. rather made a mistake"- She looked at Luke with loving, sympathet! that Dodge matter after you went out Addison, and-and as near as I cnrl make ,t out 'Over th.MoBhiSi? was a crabbed old bachelor that lived rthV'r11- s ni t gie n hat you me from E after all." He held oui yM hand an" Addison grasped It warmly "We're both wrong and both right" asserted the young man as he etood be tween his sweetheart and he Shot birthday supper read.'."