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A-WEEK NEWS RECORD
- TWELFTH YEAR. NO. 23.
Cent a word single Insertion, 1
cents a word 2 Insertions. .Special
rates by month and year.
Suit of clothes, awl pair of low shoes.
Lost between Joseph and head of
lake July 4. Finder leave with
Marx at Enterprise. Reward. 20tf
Two pigs, sandy with black spots.
Finder communicate with - C. E.
Funk, Enterprise, 19btf .
160 acres, on Prairie Creek, 150 acres
good plow land, 100 under ditch, 3
miles east Enterprise. Peter Oleen,
owner. Enterprise. - .' 18b4
Thos.-Siegmund left on sate at Ri
ley & Riley's the Wonder Washer.
Nice small place adjoining Enter
prise; six-room house, barn, out
buildings, young orchard, 1 timber,
running water, etc. Inquire at this
MONEY TO LOAN
Slate Funds loaned, 6 per cent. John
P. Rusk Atty. State Land E'd. Joseph
Farm loans at. 7 percent. Call or
write First Bank of Joseph. ; 6Wf
Blacksmith shop and tools for rent
Splendid location. ; Q. H. Vest, En
terprise, Oregon. ',' 21btf
FlTstclass cook and dining room girl.
W, A. Moss, Enterprise, Oregon. 22
uumber. Anyone . having, lumber of
iny grade In anv amount for sale
or who has timber he Intends to saw
oon. and wishes to contract the lum
bar. call on or arid-e.aa W. F. Rankin
at Haney planer in Enterprise, Agent
for W. R. Klvette. " - . ' Z6D4
Dr. W. L. Nichols, osteopath, suc
cessor to Dr. Moore!1 has office hours
all day Tuesday, Thursday and Sat
urday, in - Enterprise. . Office over
the bank. 21atf
i May Form an Alliance. ,
- . ST,, PETERSBURG. Fc-owing the
announcement of the Russo-Japanese
treaty, prominent Russian statesmen
ere believed to be preparing to an
nounce the conclusion of a formal al
liance with Japan. The present treaty
deals only with Manchuria. The pro
posed alliance would . bind the two
countries offensively and defensively
for the welfare of every part of their
Uominfons, according to report In
semi-official circles. ;
Chicken Bone Kills Man.. ,..
BURNS John Thomas, 30 years
of age, employed on the Mann Lake
ranch, 75 miles southeast of Burns,
got a bone lodged In his throat while
partaking of chicken soap and died
from the effects.
"" . Mortgages to be Ttaxsd.
; SALEM. The state tax commls-
f 111 I A. J ' . .
iuu wui luBiHi upon .a, complete as
sessment of intangible personalty pro
vided under the statute and county
bressors are being directed' to par
careful attention to mortage notes..
Governors Are Invited. ,.
SEATTLE, Wash. Governor M. E.
Hay has Invited the ' Governors of
Oregon, Idaho, Montana and North
Dakota to come to Washington as his
guests during the army maneuvers at
American Lake, August 15 to 26.
Besides the regular troops that will
be there, the state militia of the states
mentioned will take part. :
Wheat Track prices: Club, 82c;
bluestem, 8Gc; red Russian, 79c.
Barley Feed and brewing, $1920
, Oats No. 1 white, $26 per ton.
Hay Timothy,' Willamette Valley
$2C21 'per , ton; Eastern Oregon
S2225; alfalfa, $1314. .
Butter uxtra, Z9c; fancy, 29c
. Eggs Ranch, candU. 27c. .
Hops 1909 crop, lijitfc; olds,
Wool Eastern Oregon, 14017c pel
Mohair 32 33c.
. Wheat-Blustem, 87c; club, 82c;
red Russian. 80c. -
Oats 826 per ton. ;
Barley $21 per ton. .'- .
Hay Timothy, $25 per ton; alfalfa,
$1( per ton. ' ''
Butter Washington Creamery, Jie;
ranch,' 22c -
Eggs Selected local, 3cy
TAFT TO KEEP CLEAR
OF STATE POLITICS
President's Hands Full Enough
With Congress and
BEVERLY, Mass. President Tart
has stated with striking emphasis the
position he is taking on Republican
state platforms and candidates. The
President does not, think he should be
called upon to write the party decla
rations in the different common
wealths or to. name men for any of
the' elective i offices. A President. It
was Intimated, has a pretty big Job
on his hands when he undertakes to
fulfill all the pledges in the National
platform and to tiring Congress around
to the same way of thinking. -
As to planks In state platforms in
dorsing the administration, the Presl-
dent. feels , that unless they can be
written upon what h has said and
done since taking office nothing he
cou.d add In a personal way would
help matters. ' v :
1 ' The Ohio conferences have served
to bring out the President's attitude.
He was Informed of the general tenor
of the platform to be adopted at the
Columbus convention the latter part
of this month, but he did not go into
details of planks.
. Under no circumstances would the
President express an opinion as to
candidates. 'The figh this . fall in
unio. it is genenarry acknowledged,
will be a hard one. '
STATION TO BE ENLARGED
Bremerton to Be Chief Coaling Sta
, tion-ln Pacific Waters.
. SEATTLE. The Puget Sound navy
yard, at Bremerton, will become one
of the chief coaling stations of the
Pacific fleet if present plans of the
navy department are carried out Un
der directions ' of the navy depart
ment the civil engineers' force of the
yard have begun a preliminary survey
ror a zoo,000-ton coaling plant to ha
located at the west end of the navy
yard Immediately east of the present
yard coal bunkers. '
Such a plant, it is estimated, would
cost close to $2,000,000. The present
coaling pier of the yard has a capac
ity of 25,000 tons under cover, with
room for 25,000 tons more on adjacent
ground. -.,.. '
CONGRESS IS LIKELY
TO BE CURTAILED
Representation of Some States
May Be Reduced by Re
apportionment. WASHINGTON, D. C The new
census promises to precipitate a noli
tlcal and sectional controversy of
vital interest to the people. Based
upon the population it represents,
congress will . have to determine
whether it shall be numerically en
larged and made more unwieldy than
It now Is, or whether the aggregate of
persons entitled to a member of con
gress shall be so curtailed.
, Some states, if the latter plan is
adopted, will lose representation In
congress through a diminution of
population during the last ten years,
while others are certain of an In
crease due to growth in the number
of their inhabitants. - The present ra
tio -of apportionment is one member
for every 194,000 Inhabitants; the
present house consists of 391 mem
If congress were to adopt for the
present house the ratio of apportion
ment observed in 1900, the house of
representatives would be Increased by
68 members. This would bring the
total membership up to 460. It Is not
expected, however, that this ratio will
It is expected that when the ar
portlonment bill Is considered the
number of the members of the house
will be fixed at one for every 225,000.
This would mean that the house1
would remain practically at its pres
8AN FRANCISCO. The entries for
California's first election under the
direct primary have closed, and the
race for the nomination for Governor
of the state ! on between Ave Re
publicans, one Democrat, one Pr ;1tl
bitlonlst and one Socialist. -
ENTERPRISE, WALLOWA COUNTY, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 1910.
A. 0. H. HOLD CONVENTION
PORTLAND, Ore. The national
convention of the Ancient" Order of
Hibernians, and the Woman's Auxil
iary of the order, with representation
from all parts of the United States
and Canada, met in this city Tues
day. The most important thing brought
before the convention was the move
ment for the unification of all Irish
societies for the advancement of the
Irish people and the ultimate freedom
of Ireland. The plan contemplates a
federation of all Irishmen repardless
of their religious or political beliefs.
It will follow somewhat the plan of
the German-American alliance.
The actress, who left the stage to
darn socks, is reported to be prepar
lug to reappear on the stage in a play
to be produced by her husband, Ed-
ward J. Bowes, a wealthy resident of
JAPAN IS FRIENDLY
Relations of Countries Make
Possible Settlement of Issues
tuiuo. "Unhappily, forces for
evil for unknown but sinister our
poses constantly are endeavoring by
false reports or other methods to
create conditions of ill will or dls
trust between two neighboring peo
"Their relations are too firmly ea
tablished and their Interests are too
distinct to admit of the possibility of
any question arising between JaDan
and the United States, which will not
yield readily to the. ordinary nrocesa
or diplomacy. The Increased "and
more Intimate exchange of views be
tween the two governments dispels
ail apprehensions on that score'
Count Komura Toasts Secretary.
This utterance was made bv For
elgn Minister Count Komura In toast
ing J. M. Dickinson, the American
secretary of war, at a banquet given
Dy count Komura fn honor of the
American cabinet officer. Mr. nioicin
son and his party arrived at Yoko
hama on board the steamer 8iberla
and after an Informal recentinn at
the American consulate, came on to
Tokio for the function.
' New York 8uffers From Heat.
JNEW YORK. The hot weather
continues to take its toll of death in
this city. Hospitals are crowded with
sufferers from the heat or from ail
ments due to the heat, and the rrmrt
of the bureau of vital statistics tells
or a record-breaking mortality among
very young children. It exceeded th
same period of last year by nearly
Yellow Fever Feared.
BLUEFIELD3, NIc American Con-
sul Thomas P. Moffatt has issued In
ductions to the American naval
commanders here to observe the
strictest precautions that no nersonal
communication be held with Blue-
fields Bluff, on account of fears that
yellow fever Is prevalent there.
It is reported that yellow fever has
reached the camps of the Madrls
lira. Nagglt-1 don't feel like myself
tonight Mr. Naeeit-Tbeo we ouirht
I to have a very pleasant evening. ,
T"'"" "-H-r'MiViriiiisf iTfr'iiliiAiL iiW
IDAHO DISTRICT IS
SWEPT BY FLAMES
Widespread Destruction Occurs
in Coeur d'Alene Mining
WALLACE, Ida. F'ames are rac
ing toward Kellogg Peak faster than
a horse can run, alter having destroy
ed the homes of a naif dozen settlers,
ruined thousands of dollars' worth oi
rich timber near Pine Creek, driven
one man insane and -engaged more
than 200 men in fight to save the
buildings of several large lead-silver
mines of the district.
Starting from a surveyors' camp
early Saturday mornine. the flnmoa
gained rapid headway and have been
burning fiercely, wiping out all the
DUUdlngg of the Dalnatia Mining Com
pany seven miles west of Kellogg
r eaK, on Pine Creek.
Directly in the path of the flun
are the large buildings of the Nabob,
Surprise, Highland Chief and Little
Pittsburg mines, and reports from the
district brought to Kellogg by settlers
who have brought their famlllpR tn
safety to escape the flames, say that
these buildings will be destroyed If
we fire fighters fail to check the
Three square miles of the, finest
timber In the Coeur d'Alene mining
district have been destroyed and the
names continue unchecked. Every
available man in Kelloeir and War.
ner has been sent to the scene, and
a call has ben sent to Wallace for
Gralnmen In Combine.
PORTLAND, Ore; As ' a tfiBt f
their strength in opposing interests
wnicn they consider inimical to the
Farmers' Educational and f!n.flnoi-n
five Union, wealthy wheat-growers
or Umatilla County and the Walla
Walla country are tolnir to hiftniir.
ture flour for export on an extensive
scale. According to the plans as out
lined, only two mills will h'OBtph.
Hshed at present, one at Adams, the
center of the wheat-producing district
or umatnia County, and the nthpr t
Walla Walla. These mills will have
a dally capacity of 250 barrels each,
Dut will be so constructed as to per
mit an increase of capacity at nom
inal cost in the event the mnvo i.
justifiable. They will be eaulnnnrt
with the latest Improved machinery.
CRIMES AND MISHAPS
A trio of professional shoplifters
were reached by the arm of the law
at Oakland, Cal., when Mrs. Ella Har
kins, Peter W. Hareens and H Hnr.
kins were arrested. Stolen goods
worth over $1000 were found stacked
celling high In one of the rooms
where the trio were arrested. Trade
marks on many of the articles gave
evidence that the line of ODeration
stretched from Vancouver. R C.
throughout Washington and Oreeon
and the northwest down to Califor
nia. Charles W. Rlgdon. 65 years old.
well known for many years in Chi
cago real estate circles and father of
Jay A. Rlgdon, assistant cashier of
the Hibernian Banking; association.
seriously wounded Mrs. Emma Deu-
tex, a young widow, and then shot
and killed himself in the ompo f
John C. Feber In a down-town office-
The first regular passenirer trln nn.
dertaken by a monorail train In this
country ended In a disastrous ard.
dent in which a score of oersona wnrn
so seriously injured that they had to
De taken to hospitals. The monorail
ystem runs between Garlow -on-thn.
Sound and City Island, and it was In
tended, if successful, to extend it la
ter Into New York City.
The search for Dr. Hawlev Cr!nmn.
American ' physician, accused of the
murder in London last
his wife, Belle Elmore. American con
cert hall singer, i now literally
world-wide. The police of everv
country in which Crlppen and Ethel
ciara Leneve, the young typist, may
have fled, were put on the lockout for
the pair. . .
Captain Samuel n. Lyon, of th
Twenty-fifth Infantry. U. 8. A., re-
cently tried at Fort Meyer, Va., for
irregularities growing out of the
Brownsville, Tex., riots, was found
not guilty and honorably acquitted by
Now and then March seta an April
NEWS OF NOTED PERSONS
Gifford Pinchot and Speaker, Joseph
G. Cannon engaged in an extempor
aneous debate upon conservation be
fore the Knife and Fork club at Kan
sas City, and while each gave expres
sion to the hishPHt
w ru.vuni 4 i g a i u
tor the other and both agreed that
conservation of the nation's natural
resources should be encouraged, they
differed as to who was the father of
Colonel James M. Guffev. nnHnnoi
democratic committeeman from Penn
sylvania and a multi-millionaire oil
man who figured prominently a an
object of attack by the Bryan adher
ents at the democratic convention in
Denver, has gone into the hands of a
R. L. Metcalf, assistant-editor of
Bryan's Commoner, has filed a neti.
tlon with the secretary of state as a
candidate for the democratic nomina
tion for United States senator from
Nebraska. It Is understood that at
the request of Mr. Bryan, 'William B.
Price withdrew from the race.
I Woodrow Wilson, president of
Princeton University, announced that
ne would accept the democratic nom
ination for governor of New Jersey
if he were convinced that a majority
or tne party desired h!m to run.
Prelsdent Taffwiil extend the ten
days' vacation now ended by taking a
ten days cruise on the yacht Mav
flower. Monday, accomnaninrf hw oil
tne members of his immediate famllv.
by his brother, Horace D. Taft. and
a few friends, the president sailed up
the north coast as far as Bar Harbor.
stopping at several resorts and nolnta
of interest on the way.
Mrs. Mary Baker O. Eddv. the
founder of Christian Science, has en
tered upon her ninetieth year, appar
ently In fair health and vigor, con
sidering her age.
GENERAL NEWS NOETS
Pursuant to the call of Dnv.ri.nr
Campbell the legislature of Texa
convened in special session Monday
The specific purpose of the sesrion as
named in the call Is to repeal the fire
insurance rating board law and to
enact such other legislation as will
prevent a combination or trust of lira
A special session of the Nlcaraeuan
congress assembled Wednesday tn
consider a large foreign loan and the
reorganization of the monetary sys
tem. The proceedings of the cona-reaa
will be followed with Interest in view
or the present revolutionary disturb
ances in Nicaragua.
After motoring over 400 miles, tour-
Ing seven counties of Illinois and car
rying out their schedule without a
hitch, the band of Chicago suffrat.
ettes returned home, declaring the
"militant" Junto had done more to
break down prejudice than any other
campaign yet undertaken.
Financiers of Europe as well at of
America are awaiting the first move
In an expected contest between the
Standard Oil company and a, power
ful syndlcata of American- and Eng
lish capitalists, backed by $20,000,000.
It is said the syndicate will be rep
resented in America by Samuel Un
termeyer. The English members
have already put up $5,000,000 in cash
with which to begin operations.
Nearly 2000 of the Immigrants who
arrived at United States ports during
the fiscal year 'ended June 30 last
were denied admission by the immi
gration officials and were compelled
to return to the countries from which
they came. ,
Beef Trust on Probe.
CHfCAOO. The spaclal Fedaraf
grand jury began 'its investigation of
the so-called beef trust on Monday.
CITY OFFICIAL PAPER
ITEMS OF INTEREST
Chronicle of Important Events
of Interest to Our
Land Agents' Work Comes to End.
PORTLAND. Judgo Wolverton has
put an end to the activities of land
agents In connection with locating
prospective settlers on granted lands
of the Oregon & California railroad
and the Southern Pacific company.
With more than 5000 persons In
every state In the Union represented
as interveners in the suit by which
the government hopes to forfeit .
300,000 acres along the right-of-way
of the Southern Pacific In Oregon, it
Is stated that approximately $700,000
has been obtained from homeseekers.
While not declaring the operations
of the land locators and their at
torneys to have been fraudulent, the
court assumed Judicial knowledge of
the statement of Assistant United
States Attorney Evans that some of
the claims have been filed upon from
six to etn lmes, and ha "somebody
would certainly be loser," no matter
what may be the final decision hand
ed down from the federal bench.
Farmers Get Quotations.
PENDLETON. Growers of grain
In the Inland Empire do not propose
to be dependent upon grain buyers
for their market quotations this sea
ton. Representative members of the
Farmers' Union in Eastern Oregon,
Southern Idaho and all that part of
Eastern Oregon south of the Snake
river have Just formed a district or
ganization within the union and made
arrangements to secure grain quota
tions daily direct from the market
An agency Is to be maintained at
Walla Walla and a subagency at The
Dalles. Both are to be under super
vision of the Oregon division. The
significance of The Dalles agency lies .
In the fact that this Is the flrst step
toward establishment of farmers' mu
tual warehouses at the head of "lower
river" navigation. '
Road Grant to be Opened.
THE DALLES. The Dalles mili
tary road land atant. cnntninin ...
almost unmeasured area eifpnrtin
through the heart of Interior Oregon,
Is to-be developed and thrown opon
io seiuers, wno are eager to take pos
session. These plans include PTton.
Ions of the Boise-Idaho irrigation
Project Into Malheur county, rnnlaim.
Ing 160,000 acres, with an ultimate
cost of nearly $8,000,000. The Willow
Creek irrigation project will b im.
llarly enlarged. There are to be ad
ditional extensions to the Sumpter
Valley railroad entering the John nav
valley, while still other additional
transportation schemes are Included.
NEW TRIAIIS DEMANDED
LAKEVIEW. Attorney Farrell haa
filed notice of appeal to the aunren.a
oourt for a new trial In the case of
Ike Harrell, who pleaded eullrv to
killing the Newell boys. The grounds
on which the case Is appealed is that
the court was not In session hn
Harrell was sentenced by Judge No-
This raises a very nice point of law.
The courts all over the country have
been In the habit of adjourning the
regular terms to blank date, and when
the spring term of court here was ad
journed prior to the regular fall term.
The attorney for Harrell contends
that in view of this there was no legal
court session when the murderer was
sentenced to the death penalty.
Strange Disease Suddenly Fatal.
LA GRANDE. Acute anterior nollo
myelitis la runnlg. rampant In La
Grande, and two adult victims have
been claimed by the dreaded disease.
which state and local physicians can
not explain In detail. Strict Quaran
tine has been established, thouah the
disease is not believed to be eDl-
The disease resembles typhoid
fever, but seems to be fatal with
adults only. 8everal children have
bad It and apparently recovered dur
ing the past two months. The vlcl-
ousness has alarmed medical circles
The Whale'e Jawbone.
A whale of average size has a law.
bone thut Is fully twenty-five feet tn
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