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People Accept "Grafting"
As a Matter of Course. By Jul ties 'WESLEY O. HOWARD of the Supreme Court of New York. IF is greatly to be regretted that no public enterprise can be projected and consummated without this appalling loss called "graft." Graft is not necessarily an illegal expenditure of money, but it is that WASTEFUL USE which character izes the construction of every public venture. At least 40 per cent of all the money appropriated for public use ia LOST IN GRAFT. All things could bo possible if this frightful leak could be Btopped roads, canals, libraries, asylums and hospitals. Graft is a PRODUCT OF OUR TIMES and institutions. The PEOPLE ARE RESPONSIBLE. They expect graft and even ppoila and booty to deplete their resources whenever any great under taking is ventured by them and they look with complacency, tolera tion and indifference at ravages upon their property. GRAFT IS A8 MUCH AN ELEMENT TO BE RECKONED WITH IN COMPUTING THE COST OF A PUBLIC STRUCTURE AS IS CEMENT OR LUMBER. IT HAS COME TO BE A. MATTER OF COURSE, THIS RAKEOFF A LOSS RECOGNIZED BY ALL WHO MAKE ESTIMATES OF C08T IN SUCH CASES. A PUBLIC STRUCTURE BUILT HONE8TLY WOULD BE A FREAK. Women Are Just Emerging From the Doll Age, By Mn. OLIVER H. P. BELMONT, Society Woman and Suffraflst of New York. 'OMEN ARE JUST EMERGING FROM THE DOLL AGE. IT IS AN AGE OF CHANCE, AN AGE OF GROWTH. Here in America women are coining into their own much MORE SLOWLY TIIAX IX OTHER LANDS. Our American men have always boon so kindly, so indulgent, so eager to give u every privilege, that we have hardly realized that what they gave us were PRIVILEGES AND NOT RIGHTS. But we are waking at last to a sense of our responsibilities, to the knowledge that we owe a duty to the law and that the law owes us in return protection. ALL OVER THE COUNTRY WOMEN ARE WAKING UP. The suffrage movement has been dormant since Susan B. An thony died. illS PRO FOR YOUR VE IT SELF! H Hundreds of people in this town are about ready to purchase a talking machine. C Buy in the daylight 1 lVIake compar isons! Remember that there are "talk ing machines" and "phonographs," but only one Graphophone the COLUMBIA GRAPHOPHONE. C Be sure to get in touch with us before you buy. Complete Graphophone out fits from $20 up. Come in and listen. Most people prefer to bur "on time" and tKat suits us. Terms are Easy! BURNAUGH AMAYFIELl Agents, ENTERPRISE, OREGON. 5k Origin of Tory. Sir Walter Scott's explanation of the origin of "tory" aa "give me" Is not quite the same as that of other In quirers. According to a high authori ty, the word is Irish for a "pursuer" aud was at first given to moss troop ers, who for their own villainous pur poses pretended to be on the side of the crown and the constitution and the rights of property and In that dis guise haunted the bogs of Ireland, robbing the inhabitants ia the name of the king. About 1680 those who "contended for the extreme preroga tives of the crown" had this contemp tuous term applied to them by their opponents, and thus we arrive at the meaning of today. Macaulay points out as a curious circumstance that "whig" rfnd "tory" originally applied as a term of insult should so soon have been assumed with pride. An odder circumstance 1b that two great Eng lish parties should have taken their titles the one from the bogs of Ire land and the other from the lowlands of Scotland. London Times. Gilbert Islands Tipple. Neither tea nor coffee is drunk in the Gilbert Islands, but liquor named Kara fee, or toddy. It Is the Juice of the Co coanut tree, from which It Is drawn dally at sunrise and sunset. To obtain it the natives climb up the tall trees and- while extracting it keep up a con stant yelling to let those below know that they are at work. The sap when fresh is a harmless and delicious bev erage, but after it has been kept a day or two fermentation sets In and it be comes Intoxicating. Karafee does not, however, fly to the head, but a man who drinks It to excess loses the con trol of his legs. However, when this befalls a native he has sense enough to remain indoors and shows his face to no one, for If his chief should ever hear of it he would be tried and sen tenced to hard labor and a heavy tine. In former days a native found intoxi cated was tied to a tree and received a hundred lashes, the blood fairly streaming down his back. Besides this, all his lands were confiscated to the king forever. Didn't Call Him Names. Mickey's mother visited a young schoolteacher on the east side the oth er day, says the New York Sun. As nearly as she could make out from the mother's splutterings the teacher had been calling Mickey "names that no lady would use and no dacint moth er would stand for." The teacher thought hard, but could recollect no time when she had given way to an impulse to call Mickey dreadful names. "Sure but you did," insisted the mother. "I don't know what . you meant by it, but scurvy elephant Is no nice name to call a boy. That's what he said you called him a scurvy ele phant." . "Scurvy elephant! No," said the teacher In a relieved voice; "I didn't call Mike a scurry elephant I called him a disturbing element, and I re iterate my statement" Mickey's mother went home partial ly satisfied, but not quite sure that the teacher hadn't been calling her names too. To the Highest Bidder. Even tobacco buyers have their trou bles. One of them, who represents a New York house, met a Connecticut man who had sold his crop. The buy er was amazed at the price the man said he had received. "You have been cheated," said he. "You are entitled to more money than that" "Well," replied the farmer, "nothing has been paid to bind the bargain." "Then I'll give you G cents more a pound and a bonus of J 100 for the crop." "Agreed," exclaimed the farmer, and he received a check for the full amount. "Oh, by the way," observed the buy er, "who was my rival In this transac tion?" He was Informed. "I might have known It," said he sadly. "That man la my partner." New York Press. , The Code of Hammurabi. The so called "code of Hammurabi" was brought to light during the exca vations on the site of Babylon and is looked upon as being one of the very oldest if not the oldest of all known records. It Is believed to be at least 1,000 years older than the Mosaic law. King Hammurabi reigned over Baby lon about the year 2300 B. C, and the laws he Inscribed on the clay tablets for the most part no doubt long ante date that time. The Mosaic law is supposed to have beon given to Israel about 1200 B. C, and it would appear, therefore, that the Hammurabi code has the much greater antiquity. New York American. Witness My Hand. . In the early day only a few schol ars knew how to write. It was then customary to sign a document by smearing the hand with Ink aud im pressing it upon the paper, accompa nied by the words, "Witness my hand." Afterward the seal was intro duced as a substitute for the band mark and was used with the words above quoted, the two forming the sig nature. This is the origin of the ex pression as used in modern documents. The Nearest He Ever Came to It "Colonel," she asked, "have you ever beeu up in a balloon T" "No," he answered, "but I got to talking art to a Boston lady once, and he had me away up in the air Inside of two minute." Exchange. Persevering mediocrity Ia much more respectable and unspeakably tnoro useful than talented Inconstancy. Hamilton. The Trumps of Lite. "What are the trumps of llfeT" "Hearts," said the maiden fair. "For sweetheart, maid or wife Love ii beyond compare." "No," said the heartless flirt; "Diamonds the trumps shall be. Hearts are as cheap as dirt. Give wealth and power to me." "No," said the man blase; "Clubs are the trumps we want Such gauds for the young and gay. But clubs for the bon vivant." Then the gravedlgger said: "Vanities soon are past. The earth shall be your bed, And spades must win at last." Smart Set. Certainly Not Present It was in one of the colored schools of Baltimore, and the teacher was an inexperienced one. There was talking among the little negroes before her. "I want absolute silence," she said severely. Still the talking continued. "I want absolute silence," she re peated again. At the third demand one very small girl spoke up boldly. "Assalute Silence ain't hyar," she said. "She's got de toofache.' Llppln cott's. Art. I know a lady who can write most- lovely poems she's neglected. 'Tls long since she has hoped to win the honor that she once expected. I know a lady who can paint. A pretty talent she. possesses, But oft she has to dine on crusts, as sor rowfully she confesses. I know a lady for whose art the world is glad to pay her dearly. She does a dance in her bare feet and otherwise Is nude, or nearly. Chicago Record-Herald. Man's Inconsistency. . "Yes," said the woman who some times thinks aloud, "it's a fact." "What's a fact?" we queried. "That a man who growls about his wife's cooking at home will cheerfully eat any old thing when he's camping," answered the noisy female thinker. Chicago News. Jealousy. Bald the aeroplane to the automobile: "You'll pardon me, please. If I say that I feel A little above you. I soar to a height Which you' cannot reach In your gasoline might." Bald the automobile to the aeroplane: "You may be on top, but right here I maintain I have the advantage. I stay where I stop, While you to my level have often to drop I" " New York Times. The Tie. "They quarrel a good deal." "Yes. There Is only one thing that keeps them together." "What is that?" ' "Her new gown. She has no maid and therefore depends on her husband to hook her up the back." Washing ton Herald. Words That Failed. His flowery language won her. For a poet chap was he. And the average girl, you'll notice, Wooed thusly likes to be. Now the honeymoon Is ended. And fine words have no power -At least he can't exchange thera For a little sack of flour. Chicago News. Ho 8wallowed It "This Is a bitter dose for an honest man," said the trust magnate as he looked over the gratifying graft re sults. . "But the pill is nicely sugar coated." laughed a profit sharer. Cleveland Plain Dealer. The Poet His Explanation. I sing for those who love a song Nor care whoe'er the singer be. But most I sing for those who lone; To bear my song for love of me. For all I sing as best I can The thoughts that haunt the heart of man. ' . Boston Transcript. When to Refrain. Miss Prye Mrs. Jones, your daugh ter Just called me a nosey old gossip. Mrs. Jones I shall tend to her at once. I've told ber over and over again not to speak the truth when it's liable to hurt people's feelings. Lip plncott's. Call of the Wild. I wouldn't want to be ! ' The under dog. not me, For I'm Just the sort of chap ' Who would rather win the scrap Than the public sympathy. Boston Herald. To the Citizens of Wallowa County: It is our purpose to handle any business entrusted to us in such a fair and liberal manner as to maKe the customer's rela tion with this banh satisfactory and profitable. U Aside from our excellent facilities, this bank has the advantage of a large capital and substantial list of stockholders. It is also a State Deposi tory. If you are not a customer we invite you to become one. Making It Up. ' "Shame on you! lou came home last night actually tipsy." "So I did. my dear. I just couldn't resist the pleasure of Beelng two of you at once." Philadelphia Ledger. Moves About The globe trotter. It seems to me. Is very much like a restless flea. He doesn't eat In one place, you see. But takes a bite anywhere he may be. Chicago News. 8trenuout Society. thlug." "Society ia a funny thing, "Why?" "After a coming out you are all In." -Harvard Lampoon. To "Her," With a Pair of Gloves. Oh, little thumbs and fingers, too, I can but wish that 1 were you. Sine you, unchld. may clasp her band. TU ber but. no; she 11 understand! Delineator. The Very Idea. He When shall we get married? - She Oh, John, why do you take our engagement so seriously? Chicago Examiner. Why of the Lean. Tia said a woman falls to see When humor's keen and pat Perhapa she doesn't dare to laugh ror rear ana may grow rat, 4 ' -Judge. Mpms acd " Farmers National Wallowa, Oregon ! rv - r. I i J , - i. U. WML. Real Estate Beak NOTARY PUm-M Mitchell Hotel Block JOSEPH, OEEGOH MAIL AND PASSENGER STAGE LINE Wallowa. Appleton, Flora to Paradise, MONDAYS WEDNESDAYS and FRIDAYS; and From Paradise, Flora and Appletor to Wallowa. TUESDAYS IHHKSDAY :.n.l s Ti: HI) Y- Unod ttucoininiiitalioiiB, isiuri"ii!. tr..Hiui-n. jeavM V'iillo"' at 6 a. in E. W. SOUTHWICK, Proprietor NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE. , In the Circuit Court of the State of ' Oregon, for Wallowa Counity. A. Levy, Plaintiff, vs. Cnlvla Smith and Jessie Smith, De fendants. Notice la hereby given, That by virtue of an execution, Judgment or der and decree duly lssjed out of and under the seal of the above entitled Court in the above jntltled cause to me duly directed uid dated the 28th day of Febru ary, 1910, upon a judgment rendered ad anc" entered to said Court on the 1th day of November, 1909, In favor it A. Levy, plaintiff, r.nd against Calvin Smith and Jessie Smith, de fendants, for the sum of Twelve Hundred Eighty and 66-100 Dollars with imtoreot thereon from Novem ber 8th, 1309, at 10 per cent per nnum, and the further sum of One Hundred Fifty Dollars with inter ast thereon from the 8th day of) No vember, 1909, and the further Bum jf $19.00 costs and disbursements and the costs of and upon this writ, commanding me to make sale of the following described real prorar ty, to-wit: The northeast quarter of the north west quarter, the west half cf the northeast quarter, and the northwest quarter of the southeast quarter of section twenty-seven in township two north of range forty-five East W. M. and in Wallowa County, Ore on. - Now, therefore by virtue of said execution, judgment order and de cree and In compliance with the commands of said writ, I will, on Saturday, the 2nd day of April, 1910, at the heur of ten o'clock A. M. at the front door of the County Court House, In the City of Enter prise, Wallowa County, Oregon, sell at public auction, subject to redemp tion, to the highest bidder for cash In hand, all the right, title, inter ast and claim which the within nam 3d defendants or 'either of them had 3a. the date of the mortgage herein, r since had, la and to the above, de scribed real property or any part hereof, to satisfy said execution, judgment order and decree. 28c5 EDGAR MARVIN, Sheriff of Wallowa County, Oregon. BURLEIGH & BOYD, Attorneys for Plaintiff. paid, and the further sum of $150.00 as plaintiff's attorney's fees, together with the costs and disbursements of said suit taxed at $50.80, and costs and expenses of said execu tion, I will on Saturday, the Dtbi day of April, 1910, at the hour of I ten o'clock- A. M. of said day at! the. j front door of the County Court I House la Enterprise, Wallowa Coun ty, Oregon, sell at public auction, ! to the highest bidder for cash In hand on the day of sale, alii the j right, title, Interest and estate which said defendants, Albert W. Hodgln and Sarah. Visa Hodgln, or either of them, and all persons claiming i under them subsequent to the 12th I day of December, 1907, had, since ' acquired, w now have, In, of and to said real property hereinbefore men tioned, described In said execution as follows, to-wlt: The SW14 of the SEV4 of, Section 28, the NE- of the SEi: of Sec tion 22, the W of the SW of Section 23, the NW& of Sec tion.' 26, the EMi of the NEtf, and E of the SE of Section 27, the NW of the NE and! the NEVi of NW4, and the SWVi of the SEft and the SEtf, of the SW of Section 22, all in Town ship Two (2) South, of Range Forty-eight (48) East, W. M, in Wal Iowa county, Oregon. Said sale being made subject to redemption In the manner provided by law. Dated this 1st day of March, 1910. 28c6 EDGAR MARVIN, Sheriff of Wallowa County, Oregon. CHEAP INSURANCE SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL PROPERTY. Notice is hereby given, That by virtue of an execution, duly issued out of the Circuit Court of the State Oregon for the County of Wal lowa, and to me directed on the 1st .lay of March, 1910, upon a judgment and decree of foreclosure, duly ren dered, entered of record and docket ad in and by said Court on, the 24th day of February, 1910, la a- certain mlt then. In said Court pending, wherein Schuyler C. HImelwright was plaintiff and Albert W. Hodgln and Sarah Visa Kodgln vere de fendants. In favor of plaintiff and against said - defendants, by which execution I am commanded to sell the property in said execution and hereinafter described to pay the sum due the plaintiff of Eighteen Hundred and Forty-three and 85-100 Dollars, with interest, thereon at the rate of ten per cent per annum from the 24th day of February, 1910, until FOR GRAIN GROWERS "Woodlark" Squirrel Poison is the most reliable and destructive agent yet devised for the extermination of Gophers, Squir rels, Sage Rata and Prairie Dogs. It is the cheapest insurance . against their ravages. Every kernel is warranted to kill. Climatic changes or moisture of the earth do not destroy ita strength. Re quires NO MIXING OR PREPARATION. Is always ready for use. No other is so good. Dealers will refund the purchase price if not as claimed. Pamphlet free. oovt vhemicai, CO., Portland, Oregon For Sale By - BURNAUGH - & MAYFIELD Succeed when everything else buls. 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