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NEWS' OF WALLOWA
COUNTY IN THE N-
ELEVENTH YEAR. NO. 110,
ENTERPRISE, WALLOWA COUNTY, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 1910.
CITY OFFICIAL PAPER
Cent a word single Insertion, 1
cento a word 2 Insertions. Special
rates by month and year.' .. :
One of the desirable quarters of
North Wallo,wa county, located close
to the BartleW, store and Post-office.
AldIv to owner. C. Murdock, Troy,
Four well-broke young, fresn. mucu
cowa. N. El Ham mack, SwamP Creek
Complete stock of shoe and shoe re
m.iiHni trvnia , a. bargain". J. W.
Thos. Siegmund left on 8alie at Ri
ley & Riley's the Wonder Washer.
MONEY TO LOAN
srnta Funds loaned. 6 per cent. John
P. Rusk. Atty. State Land B'd. Joseph
BALLMER'S CLERK -SPRINGS
Claims Letter of Exoneration
Was Prepared by Interior
Department for Tafi.
; WASHINGTON,- D. C The .Ballin-ger-Pinchot
investigation was enliv
ened by publication of a statement at
tributed to F. M. Kerby, a stenograph
er in the office of Secretary Ballln
ger, to the effect that 'the President's
letter of i September 13, 1909, exoner
ating Secretary Ballln ger, was sub
stantially prepared for the President's
signature by Assistant Attorney Gen
eral Lawler, of the Interior Depart
ment . . ' ,'"" ''"--"""
Kerby asserted also that Ballinge!
I himself' reviewed and revised his own
letter of exoneration before the draft
went to the President and that all ol
the preliminary drafts used In ; the
preparation of" the letter were burned
in a grate in the Interior Department
cattle at "Sin Jacinto "today and bit
a' number of them, several thousand
dollars worth of fine animals had to
be killed.' ' "
New Air Record Is Made.
MOURMELON, France, May 17.
Daniel Kinet, the" Belgian aviator,
broke the world's record for an aero
plane flight with a passenger, remain
ing In the air for 2 hours and 51 minutes.
; Socialists Meet.- .
' CHICAGO, May 16. With 125 dele
gates representing all parts of the
United States in attendance, the So
cialist party opened a five-day Nation
al Congress , in Drill Hall, Masonij
FOREST FIRE SWEEPS
Citizvns Appeal to Govcrnoi
for Help and Militia Is
Ordered to Rescue.
Farm loans at '7V4 percent. Call or
write First Bank of Joseph. , 58btt
Dressmaking and plain sewing. Sat
isfaction guaranteed. Mlsa Llda
Flowers.;, , " l3Dm .'
Lumber. Anyone having lumbec of
Amount tot sale.
J 6 . . . I a Diiraai!fn anil 11tlHo tVl A till T
or who has timber he intends 10 . u6S ---
ervision oi.uon a. yiu'
ger's private secretary. Kerby drew
the inference that the Lawler draft
had been adopted by thePresident
essentially as his own; that Mr: Bal
linger and his legal adviser had there
fore virtually prepared the exonera
tion which Mr. Taft had issued over
his own signature.
' ;. ; Custom Pointed Out. '
Bonn nd wishes to contract the lum-
.ber, call on or address W. F. Rankin
at Haney planer an Enterprise, Agent
for W. R. ' Klvette. ' ' 26p
One buckskin mare, on bay mare,
both branded! CS on left atdfle, weigh
ing each about 1050. Reward for In
formation, leading to their, recovery.
Calvin Smith, Chico.
Small sorrel mare, branded WA, con
nected, on left a-tiifle, and Indian
brand on right stifle. Had short
rope around neck -when she left my
i ranch on Crow Creeks Reward. C.
i A. Loosley, Enterprise. hi
- I L08T.
Cameo pin, Tuesday night while go
ing to or at the commencemenit exer
cises. Finder leave at this office
. . . ft . . , , - .
and receive reward. ' ' 3t ' '"
Editor Snutt of the Joseph, Herald,
always a moat welcome visitor in
Enterprise, paldi thfa office a friend
ly call Monday.
Bonanza Has $50,000 Fir.
KLAMATH FALLS. Fire at 2:00
o'clock Sunday morning nearly wiped
out Bonanza, 30 miles east of here.
The loss la about $50,000.
E. D. C. E." The tree'waa four feet
"In diameter at the base. The section
showing the Initials Is on exhibit here.
In 1832 no one roamed this region ex
cept untutored Indians and an occa
sional Hudson's Bay man.
AT tEe requesrof" the Manila To
bacco Association, unlnimiously ex
pressed, the collector of Internal reve
nue has undertaken, to regulate the
exportation of cigars to the United
States In the quality ratio agreed up-
on by the tobacco Interests. - -
The Mexican government, the Bra
aillan government and ' Secretary of
State Knox are discussing a proposi
tion that there shall be a count for
the removal of causes of war between
the Republica of the Western Heml
The Philippine Islands probably are
more free of cholera today thanfor a
number of years past.- This , state
ment Is made in a report to the public
health service by Surgeon Victor Q.
Helser, chief quarantine officer of the
Is1, grids. '
ELECTION CAUSED STIR.
E. N. Fots, Democratib Con
gnumin From Massaohuiatts.
Wilson telegraphed lrom Taos that
the reneg:de Indians have volunteered
to surrender themselves on the bench
warrants which they have been re
sisting. ' ,
. - 200 Bakers Out on Strike. .
DENVER, May 16. Two hundred
bakers, employed In 35 bakeries here,
struck for an Increase in wages. Four;
teen bakeries have signed the new
Portland. 1 '
Wheat Track prices: Club,
S7c; bluestem, 88c; red Russian, 8Gc
Barley Feed and brewing, $23.
Oats No. 1 white, $27 per ton.
""' Hay Timothy, Willamette Valley,
$2021 per ton: Eastern Oregon,
$2225; alfalfa, $17; clover, $18.
Butter Extra, 29c; fancy, 29c;
ranch. 20 c , ' '
' Eggs Ranch, candled 2324c.
Hops 1909 , crop, 1316c; , oldsl
Wool Eastern Oregon, 1417c per'
pound. .. ' '
Mohair 32 33c. ' - i
Wheat Bluestem, 86 87c; club,
12 84c; red Russian, 81082c. .
Oata $27fr ton.
Barley $23 per ton.
Hay Timothy, $22023 per ton; al
falfa, $18 per ton.
Butter Washington Creamery. 30c;
1 Eggs Selected local. 25 26c
Potatoes Market denorallxed. J.
It was further pointed out, both at
the White' House ( and by Attorney
General Wickersham, that a compari
son of the Lawler draft and the Presi
dent's letter would how that the In
ference of the Kirby statement was
Mr.. Wickersham alluded to the prac
tice common In the Government de
partments of subordinates preparing
letters and documents for the consld
eration of their superiors and their
use by them In whole or in part aa
they might see fit ' . r-
Almost simultaneously with the pub
lication of the Kerby statement Attor
ney-General Wickersham sent to the
Balllnger-Plnchot Investigating com
mittee, then In session, a copy of the
Lawler draft, accompanied by a letter
to Chairman Nelson, in Which Mr.
Wickersham declared the document
had been overlooked in sending the
papers requisitioned by the committee
at the request of Attorney Brandeis.
White House Makes Denial. ,
President Taft, over his ' own' sig
nature addressed a long letter to Sen
ator Knute Nelson, ' chairman of the
Balllnger-Plnchot investigating com
mittee In which he declared that Law
erl did prepare such a letter as Klrby
said, but that he did so by the Presi
dent's specific direction. When he re
ceived It he found, he says, that It
was not what he wanted to' issue,
and he ; wrote the letter - himself ' in
the form la which he desired It, using
from Lawler's draft only one or two
"Back Dating" Explained.
The President goes still further and
takes up the question of the "back
dating' of -Attorney-General Wicker-
sham's summary of the Glavis charges
to which Attorney Louis D. Brandeis
has drawn attention. Mr. Taft says
thajt the attorney-general's letter was
in fact "back dated," and that this
also was done by his specific direction
because time did not permit embody
ing the attorney-general's analysis and
notes in the opinion. He therefore
directed him to embody in a written
statement' such analysis and conclu
sions' as be had given, file It with
the record and date it prior to the
date of the opinion, to show his de
cision was fprtified by his summary
of the evidence and of his conclusions
therefrom. - . . '
Jim ' rt sQw ..
BEMIDJI. Minn., May 16. Women
and children spent Sunday in Bern
ldjl's smoke-filled cburches praying
for rain or some other act of nature
to save them, their husbands and
fathers and their homes from impend
Although battled desperately by
hundreds of citizens, soldiers and for
est rangers for hours, a forest fire
; four miles wide slowly encircled the
I town, threatening its complete de-
The citizens of the city, convoked
I by the Mayor, addressed an appeal to
Governor Eberhart for help.
The Governor at once, by telegraph,
appointed Forestry Commissioner An
drews, who was In the city, comman
der of all militiamen In Northern Min
nesota. Andrews, immediately or
dered Company I, Minnesota National
Guard, from Crookston. Company H,
of Bemtdjt, went early to the scene,
under their own command.
Increasing volumes of smoke pour.
ed into the town all day Sunday, and
at night It was nearly suffocating.
In the cburches it was impossible Jo
see the lighted pulpits from the rear.
The fire originated about seven
miles south of Bemlcjl, In the heart
of an unpopulated forest. It has been
smouldering In the muskeg soils.
WASHINGTON, D. C, NEWS
; The House committee on library has
favorably reported the Humphrey bill
authorizing the marking of the old
Oregon trail, and authorizes an . ap
proprlation of $25,000 as the Govern
ment's contribution toward the cost of
the undertaking. The bill is amended
to permit the Secretary of War to re
ceive contributions from any source
to the fund. ''
.The Federal Government has taken
steps looking to the negotiations of a
trade treaty with Canada. It is offi
cially announced that Secretary Knox
has sent a communication to the Brit
ish Ambassador here transmitting to
the Canadian Government a formal
proposal that tariff ' negotiations be
instituted as soon as possible.
The adoption by the Senate of
long and short haul amendment to the
railroad bill will result, It Is believed,
In hastening the final vote on the
measure and make easier the task of
the conferees who will attempt to har
monize the difference between the
Senate and the House. This is the
consensus of opinion expressed by
Congress leaders. .
- The indictment against Governor C
N. Haskell, of Oklahoma, In the town
lot Indian land cases, will be pressed
by the Department of Justice, accord
ing to a decision reached by Attorney-
General Wickersham, after confer
ence with President TafL It Is the
plan of the department to have a Jury
pass on the matter early in June.
Washington officials of the Depart
ment of Agriculture and Commerce
and Labor have a sharp sensp of the
need of something, no one knows Just
what, to stop the flood of emigration
that is flowing on Its way from the
Western United States into Canada.
The Administration proposes to take
the matter up seriously.
At a conference between President
Taft, prominent Eastern Senators and
a number of Western . Senators, In
cluding Heyburn and Borah of Idaho,
and Piles and Jones of Washington,
the railroad bill, the anti-Injunction
measure, the statehood bill, if possible
and the public land withdrawal meas
ure were agreed upon as a revised leg
islative slate and all of the Senators
present pledged themselves to vote
ROAD'S ROUTE OUTLINED
Boise & Western Will Enter Oregon
at Ontario and Continue Westward.
PORTLAND, Ore.. May 17. With
the arrival in Portland of John E.
Burchard, of St. Paul, definite Infor
mation became public as to the build
ing of the Boise & Western Railroad,
as the east and west branch of the
Hill system In tapping Central. Ore
Entering, the state at Ontario, the
Boise Western will build In a north
westerly direction, through Malheur
Canyon to a point directly east of
Malheur Lake. From that point two
surveys have been made for a continu
ation of the line.
Bend will in all probability be the
Junction point for the new line with
the Oregon Trunk Line, the railway
owned by the Hills, and which Is rap
idly creeping toward the heart of Ore
gon by way of the Deschutes River.
ITEMS OF INTEREST
Chronicle of Important Events
of Interest to Our
California Cities Rocked by Quake
LOS ANGELES. Cal.. May 17. This
city and surrounding towns were vis
lted Sunday by a series of earthquake
shocks that frightened many people,
but did little damage beyond breaking
dishes, destroying house ornaments
and cracking walls of the lighter class
B. D. Crocker Is Deadf-
TACOMA, Wn May 16. Benjamin
David Crocker, for 30 years promi
nently identified with business Inter
ests and known throughout' the state
as an able politician, died Sunday at
his home In this city.
OF EDWARD IMPOSING
Thousands View Coffin While
Lying in State at West
Ohio Test New Primary Law.
COLUMBUS, 0.,-May 17. Ohio's
new primary law, under which the
party primary elections for the nom
ination of candidates "on Republican
anil namuatla tlnlrota nr. haM ihm
same day ts having Its first practical j for thoge measures.
test : today. Senator Dick, who Is a
candidate for , re-e'ectfon, will abide
by the result of the primary, but the
other aspirants for. the Senatorsblp
and for state offices have decided to
await the conventions, as they are
permitted to do according to the law.
Mad-Dog Costs Thousand. ,
LOS ANGELES, May 18. Because
, , ma dptfcot Into a valuable herd of
Angora Goats Run Wild.
8P0KANE, Wn., May 18. Travel
ers through the mountains at the head
of Slate Creek, a short distance from
Wallace, Idaho, report of having seen
upon numerous occasions a flock of
Angora goats that has forsaken the
ways of civilize entirely and be
come as wild and hard to approach
as mountain ' sheep.
LONDON, May 17. Developments
following the death of Edward VII and
the accession ol George V. absorb at
tention In England. I
The funeral of King Edward, which
will take place May 20th, will be the
most imposing ceremonial the British
capital has ever witnessed. Thirty
thousand soldiers will line the streets
when the procession passes. When
the funeral procession starts on, ev
ery -tram car in London will come to
a standstill tor a quarter of an hour,
and all public houses will be closed
while the procession is passing.
Roosevelt to Be Among Kings,
Ex-President Roosevelt, who was
named as special envoy of the United
states to attend the fuperal, was pre
sented to King George soon after his
arrival In ' London on Monday. M
Roosevelt, as Special Ambassador, will
occupy a place with the visiting mon
arch In the funeral procession and
also will attend the burial at Windsor
The procession to Westminister
Hall yesterday for the lylng-ln-Btate In
cluded King George and all the for
eign sovereigns on horseback, and the
Queen Mother and royal ladles In car
Thousands passed through Westmin
ister Hall to look, upon the coffin.
The body of the late king was not ex
posed to view. Tbe people saw only
the coffin with the official regalia
and heaps of flowers.
"THE PEERLESS PITCHER".
Mathawioh, the Star
of the Pitching World.
Grange Postpones Taxation Action.
OREGON CITY After debating the
tax question the State Grange post
poned action until another year be
cause of differences of opinion, and it
was thought best to lay the question'
over rather than to antagonize any
one. It was proposed that the state
constitution be amended to place In
the hands of the people all power of
regulating taxes. r .'
On the normal school question the
Grange was 'more nearly united and.
adopted the. report of the committee
on education, The liberal support ot
one normal ; school was urged, with
better salaries for instructors, and it
was suggested that state . laws be
passed appropriating funds to trans
port students to and fro twice a year
within a limit of 100 miles.
A resolution was adopted favoring
a law that three-fourths of a Jury may
return a verdict In civil cases.
The "assembly plan" of nominating
state and county officers was not In
yA : : -L: i j '
BRIEF NEWS OF THE WEEK
Fruitgrowers Will Adopt a Label.
MARSHFIELD The members of .
the Coos Bay Fruitgrowers' Associa
tions have decided to adopt a label to
be used on all of the association ship.
nients and expect to make the organi
zation a clearlnx-houBe for the mem
bers. : Many of the growers expect to
install on their places small canning
establishments to take care of the ex
cess, fruit and the canned products
will be sold under tbe association
label. The members will make an ef
fort to have the county court appoint
a -county , fruit Inspector, . who will
have -the authority to inspect all th
Klamath Land Farmed This Year.
KLAMATH FALLS The Reclama
tion Service says the Indications are '
that the greater, part of 'the first unit
of the Klamath Irrigation project, em
bracing 30,908 acres, will be fully
farmed and irrigated this season.. On
April 25 the water was turned Into
the main canal, and delivery to the
farmers was begun. Approximately
760 acre-feet of water has been turned :
out of Clear Lake reservoir for the
benefit of the swamp lands at the
upper end of Langoll'i valley. Tha
measured Inflow since January 1 has
been 127,386 acre feet ..."
' Indiana Ready to Yield.
SANTA' FE, ' H. M., May 16. The
threatened uprising of,, the Taos
Pueblo Indians at Taos, N. M., ap
pears to be at en end. Oovernor
Mills states the National Guard sent
to Taos has been ordered to return.
United Slates. Aitorne Francli, C.
A carload of lobsters for planting
In Yaqulna Bay will arrive there on
May 21. ,.
By a great majority of Odesllng,
Norway, has voted to grant universal
municipal suffrage to women over
25 years of age. '
Millions of feet of valuable tlmbe
In Eastern Ontario and Northeastern
Minnesota have been destroyed by
forest fires during the last 10 days.
Tammany Is to be out In force to
meet the returning Colonel Roosevelt
A tug will be chartered to carry the
braves out to sea to meet their one
time political foe.
At the annual National convention
of paper Jobbers held In Chicago, It
was announced that print papers will
remain unchanged during tbe ensu
Tbe $25,000 fee of Danny Mahor to
ride Lord Roseberry's colt, Nell Gow,
In the Derby Is the largest figure ever
attained by a Jockey for his services
In a similar capacity.
C. B. Green, LB Angeles negro,
during the past several weeks li
been collecting a weekly premium ot
25 cents from half a hundred badly
frightened negroes who fear death
from the approaching comet
Wire protography had Its Initial
demonstration In this country when
protographs of prominent men were
transml.ted by means of the electro
graph system from the offices of the
Boston .American to the New York
American and back apaJn, "
The proposed evangelistic crusade
to offset what clergyman style tbe
brutalizing Influence of the Jeffries
Johnson fight Is taking form. Two
New York preachers have accepted In
vitations to go to San Francisco and
hold revival meetings as counter at
tractions to tbe big fight
Line Soon to Be Completed.
ALBANY The' , Woodburn-Spring.
field branch of the Southern Pacific
railway win .be completed and In op-,
eration by June 1. About four years
ago the Santlara' River changed Its'
course at Crabtrea and washed out
the railroad bridge and put the line
out of commission. Tbe Interstate
commerce commission ordered the
company to put the line In shape and.
run a schedule of trains, so a new
line was " startid from Crabtrea to
Lebanon to supply the. missing link,
which win be completed within two
Woman Pursued by' Black' Hand.
PENDLETON What Is believed to
be a black bund gang, has commenced
operation in this city. ' Mrs. Rosa
Campbell, a prominent milliner ot tbli
city, received a letter demanding
money, end .threatening her life If tha
letter Is' not heeded. The' letter was
found by members of Mrs. Campbell's
household on the front porch of her
residence, and later In the evening It
was discovered a man was watching
Initials and "1832" Found on Tree.
BEAVERTON Sixty feet from the
ground and near the heart of a fir
tree cut down on the Clemens place,
two miles south ot Beavertou, John
Osborn found this Inscription: "1832,
- ' Governor Asks Warahlps.
8ALEM Governor Benson has tele
graphed the Secretary ot the Navy,
asking If arrangements can be made
to have several battleships and cruls
irs stationed In the harbor at As
toria June 21-24, 'during the annual
encampmont of the Oregon division of
tha O. A. R.
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