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ir TWENTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. 40. ENTERPRISE, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY 26, 191X COUNTY OFFICIAL PARE WaxLts Cen a word single Insertion, 1H cent a word 2 insertions. Special ra:es by monta ana year. FOR SALE. oue of the desirable quarters of North Wallowa count?, located close to the Bartleot etore and Postoffice. A, ply to owner, C. Mu-rdock, Troy, Oregon. 109b4 Four well-broke young, fresh milch cows. N. E. Ham mack. Swamp Creek ' Tbos. Siegmund left on sale at Ri ley 4 Riley's th-e Wonder Washer. MONEY TO LOAN jiaie Funds loaned, 6 per cent. John P. Rusk. Atty. State Land Ed. fosepb FarnT loans at 74 percent. Call or write First Bank of Joseph. S8btf WANTED. Experienced dressmaker ,wantta sew ing to do at ber borne. Inquire at this office. H2tf .amber. Anyone having lumber of mv trade in any amount for Bale, r who has Umber he intends to saw o .. a:iu wishes to contract the lum v. call ..n or address w. F. Rankin it Haney planer In Enterprise, Agent or v. . R. Kiveite. 26b4 Notice to Union No. 56. .V embers of Farmers Union No. 56 are hereby notified that a special meeting is called for Saturday, May 28, 1910, at 2:30 p. m., at the court house. Business of importance. Ev rry member ls expected to be pres eat. J. A. French, Pres. C. A. McAllister, Sec. Temporary withdrawals from the public domain for power sites were made by Secretary Balllnger of ap proximately 440 acres alone the John Day River, in Oregon; 6547 acres 'along the Wind River, In Wyoming; 8C20 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 for settlement under the enlarged homestead act A delegation of San Franciscans are In Washington, D. C, charging that Balllnger 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 'n conner.ion with the Hetch Hetchy water supply would be revoked. Balllnger 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 San Francisco's supply. The hear ing was dated for May It, but com plaints to Taft caused postponement to May 25. 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 Exposi tion, it is known that the Southern Pacific Railroad Company will take Its place In the front rank of 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 llnger urging that immediate steps be taken to put an end to the destruction of live and green timber in that reser vation. THE MARKETS Portland. Wheat Track prices: Club, 43 4c; bluestem, 88c; red Russian, 82c. Barley Feed and brewing, 22c. Oats No. 1 white, 127 per ton.' Hay Timothy, Willamette Valley, $2021 per ton; Eastern Oregon, 122 625; alfalfa, $17; clover, SIC Butter Extra. 89c; fancy, 29c; ranch, 20c. Eggs Ranch, candled, 23224c. Hops 1909 crop. 12016c; olds, lomlnat. Wooi Eastern Oregon, 14 17c per pound. Mohair 3233o. Seattle. Wheat Blustem, 86; club, 83c; red S Oats 127 per ton. Barley 823 per ton. Hay Timothy. 926 per ton: alfalfa. 116 per ton. " Butter Washington Creamery. 30c; ranch, 21c. Eggs Selected local. 26c Potatoes Market demoralised. JEALOUSY THOUGHT CAUSEJF GRIME Mystery of Death, of Oregon Man Deepens Suspect May Prove AlibS. JACKSONVILLE. Ore.. May 23. That love for a woman may have bten the cause of the de;;th of JeaiJ 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 tragedy became I known. 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 crushed 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 no evidence on which to hold the Greeks, and they were released. A reward of $750 has been offered for the arrest and conviction of -the slayer of young Thrasher. The coun ty authorities have offered 8250, the mill company for which Thrasher worked $250, and the parents of the dead boy 8250. Algerian Wheat Grown. WALLA WALLA President H. H. McLean, of the Farmers" Union, is ex perimenting with a part of a bushel of Pellissier wheat, widely grown In Al geria, and having a kernel mucn larg er and harder than that of bluestem, which, he believes, gives 'promise of revolutionizing graingrowing in this valley. If McLean's experiment shows the wheat will thrive here, it will probably supplant other varieties of Spring wheat DEMOCRATS BOOM FOLK ST. LOUIS, 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 be formally launched. SUGAR MAY DROP. Spreckles Family Feud May Lower 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 featuies of personal bitterness, in that it involves another angle of the feud lorg standing between Claus A. and Rudo ph Spreckles on the one side and their two brothers, John D. and Adolpb B. Spreckles on the other. Their threatened fight Is to be brought about by shipments of sugar from the refinery at Yonkers, N. V., via the Straits of Magellan, to this port One shipment of 125,000 bags or 1,250,000 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 $1500 in money and over $1000 worth of Jewelry, have been arrested here by Detectives Coleman and Snow- and Tichenor and Howell. Bryan Goes to Europe. NEW YORK, May 21. William J. Bryan sailed today on the steamer Celtic 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- , tlon to be held in Portland, July 18 to j 24, is pronounced by members of the executive committee to be greater ! than was ever displayed so far in ny other meeting. Japan and Russia Agree. ST. PETERSBURG, May 24. Nego tiations between Russia and Japan with reference to an agreement on the question of the Far East, In spite of denials on both sides, have now as sumed definite iorm. Tornado Juggles Houses. CAIRO, III.. 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 reota. No fatalities are reported. . The Fire Engine. Why Is a fire engine In operation an anomaly? Because It plays while It works. GEORGE TURNER. Ex-Senator From Washington to Represent America at Tho Hague. COYOTES GO MAO Animals Found to Be Suffering From Rabies. 'lEWISTON, Ida., May 23. J. 8. Nicolson, bacteriologist, and S. 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 bia, and in the Whitebird sections a large number of dogs were killed to protect the settlers. 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 end caused considerable damage to crockery, chimneys and old adobe houses. 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 Folsom. It is expected that great loss of livestock will result PINCH0T RETURNS HOME LIVERPOOL, May 23. Gilford Pin chot the ex-chief forester of the United States, was a passenger on board the steamer Arabic, which sailed for New York Sunday. Klamath Falls to Entertain Socialists. KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.. May 4. Eugene B. Debs, ex-presldential can didate on the Socialist ticket; Gaylor Wilshlre, Robert Hunter, Lena Moro Lewis, Charles Kline and Freeman Knowles are among the prominent speakers who are to be in this city j at the district encampment of the So cialist party the latter pKrt of June. Chicago Freight Merger Planned. CHICAGO. May 24. Railway Inter ests of Chicago are considering the advisability of organising a $100,000, 000 corporation for the purpose of con solidating under one ownership and Under one management all of the belt' railroads, all of the switching rail roads, and all of the so-called ter minal railroads in and about Chicago. ':-xr NEWS FROM OUR NATIONAL CAPITAL What Our Lawmakers Are Do ing and Other Items cf Importance. WASHINGTON. The taking of tes timony In the Ballinger-Pinchot Inves tigatloa 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. Brandels, counsel for L. R. Glavis, and George W. Pep per, counsel for Glfford Pinchot. The "defense" will sum- its case en Saturday, May 28. John J. Vertrees, counsel for Secretary Balllnger, will have five hours In which to answer the attorneys for the other side. Both sides will be given until Mon day, June 13, In which to file briefs with the committee to assist It in passing on the great mass of evidence which has been presented. Taft Stands by Balllnger. President Taft has intimated to callers that he intends to stand by Secretary Balllnger, for be 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 House comes the reitera tion of Secretary Balllnger's purpose to bold on to his position, notwith standing a renewal of the reports that he Is soon to resign. Exposition Fight Warm. The battle of the cities for the big show in the matter of celebrating the completion of the Panama Canal Is on In earnest with 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 CoaBt has Just been recognised in the exposition line, while it has been a long time since the south has bad a slice of this par ticular kind of pie. San Francisco on the other band comes 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 without merit Country .Wild on Battleships. That the United States has gone wild on the matter of armament and especially la the construction of bat tleships was asserted by Hale, Clay and Gallinger 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 $175,000,000. The opinion was expressed that the promised reduction of expenditures would not take place in the present session of Congress, and Hale and Gallinger, both members of the com mittee on appropriations, agreed that the expenditures would exceed the revenues the next fiscal year. Borah Talka on 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 In .the absence of Constitutional or congressional authority. In his speech, the Idaho Senator maintained that the Executive has no authority to make wholesale with drawals such as have been made re cently at the behest of Pinchot and bis band of theorists. Minor News Items. Oregon, Idaho and Washington ap ple growers win be Interested to learn that the New York Orchards Company, Inc., hag been formed here 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. The Interior Department is prepar ing for the establishment of the bu reau of mines, in accordance with the recent enactment of congress creat ing it as a. co-ordlaliii vision in. ttat department No decision has yet been made by the President as to who will head the bureau. f The session of the Senate Saturday was devoted entirety to memorial ser vices in honor of the lnte Represent ative Francis W. Cusnman, of Wash ington, and Representative David A. De Arniomd. of Missouri. Senators Piles, Beverldge. Clapp, Carter, Bur kett Chamberlain, Burton, Hughes and Jones eulogized Mr. Cushman. Improving Americana. "Nothing Is fixed but the certainty of change." said Goethe, and we know that the future American will repre sent a chtiuue. He inny be taller or shorter or thinner or fatter than the Aniericau of today, but there is noth ing In the existing state of society and we use society In Its broad sense to Indicate tbnt be 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 he found them. Every American, native or foreign born, wants his children to have a better ed ucation than It was possible for him to secure. He wants to have bis chil dren live in a community of higher standards and Ideals than be has; be wants betterment In locnl.i state and national conditions, and the result of the want will be Improvement and a demand by bis children for still great er improvement St Paul Pioneer Press. FOSTER V. BROWN Now Attorney Gsn oral For Porto Rioo. BRIEF NEWS OF THE WEEK Michael J. McManus, of Washing ton, D. C, secretary to United States Senator Aldrich, committed suicide in New York. Internal revenue receipts continue to show a big Increase over last year. For April the recejpts were $21,397, 137, which is $2,209,057 more than in April, 1909. Charles Clary, aged 66, formerly prominent In state banking circles and at one time National Bank Examiner for tbe 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 of tbe World's Sunday School Associa tion In the convention at Washing ton, D. C. $15,000 has been spent by the Ballinger-Pinchot committee Investigat ing the Interior Department and the Forest Service. The c6st of printing the record of the case does not come out of the $25,000 appropriated to de fray the expenses of conducting tbe inquiry. Completion of the O. R. ft N. cutoff, which will phorten the distance be tween Walleye, Idaho, arid Spokane about 60 miles, is to be celebrated on June 10, by tbe business men of Spo kane, whtu tbe new line will be In operation. Zion City, founded by John Alexan der Dowle, Is again the center of a bitter factional fight with Overseer W. G. Vollva attempting, It is said, to obtain dismissal of the receivership and gain control of more than 6500 acres of city and farm land In a deal aggregating $1,000,000. A new Invention has just been com pleted by George Westlnghouse. It Is an air-spring, and by it Mr. Westing house says tbe 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 ultimately reduce the price of auto mobiles one-halt, ITEMS OF INTEREST THROUGHOUT OREGON Chronicle of Important Events of Interest to Our Readers. Call for Republican Assembly Issued. PORTLAND Asserting authority directly from the primary law fot holding recommending assemblies, at given to the party organisation, un der direction of which he Is acting. Judge M. C. George, chairman of the Republican State Central Committee, has Issued the formal call for a state assembly July 21 and a recommenda tion 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 alto will be made for Con gressional and Judicial district nomi nees. The fourth Judicial district of 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 coextensive with the county bound aries and the recommendations will be made at the county assembly. Army Engineers Urge Open River OREGON CITY At tbe 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, Majoi Mclndoe was summoned to Washing ton by the Chief of Engineers,. report ed In person on this project, and on the basis of 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. The 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 the roll of membership are a large number of business men, profes sional men and residents of Portland, together with men of all sections oi the state. Already a protest hat been circulat ed throughout tbe state, In a prelim inary way, against the proposed sub mission of the prohibition amendment to the voters of tbe state at the corn ing election In November. Road to Enter Medford. SALEM In supplemental articles of Incorporation filed In the office of the Secretary of State, tbe Oregon Trunk Railway Company declare! Its Inten tion to build up the valley of the Des chutes River and Ita tributaries, and In a general southerly direction to a point at or near Klamath Falls. In the State of Oregon; and also frqrn 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 at tbe corporation may hereafter decide upon. Murder Suspect la 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 tbt 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 hit name at C. Cam eron. County Division Opposed. ATHENA The Commercial Associ ation of Athena is uniting with the commercial associations of Pendleton and Wetton in an effort to stop the proposed division of Umatilla County, and If they are unable to get a com promise and prevent the division, they propose to establish a county on lines that are satisfactory to all the parties concerned, aj nearly as possible. I '