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TiviceaWeek Wednesday Edition N ALL THE OFFICIAL NEWS OF WALLOWA COUNTY IN THE N-R ALL THE NEW$ WHILE H IS NEWS TWICE-A-WEEK NEW8 RECORD QRB TWELFTH YEAR. NO. 27. Cemt a word single Insertion, IV cent a word 2 Insertions. Special rates by month and year. -' WANTED. Violin pupils. Miss Peirl Humphrey, graduate of Notre Dame Academy. Call ait J. L. Browning's. 24bm Girl to learn .telephone . operating. Apply Independent office, Enter prise. 27bl L08T. I. ills and books, between hotel -and depot. Finder will be rewarded by leiurulng to J. P. Sanders. Or leave at this office or at E. M. & M. Co. store. ' . 26btf Lost, in or near Enterprise, ladies' .black hand satchel containing coin purse, $3.00 and some email change, one pair black silk mittens, paiir black lisle gloves, three handker chiefs, and card from Rev. Adams. Finder, please, return to this office or Edith Stubble-leld. . LOST OR 8TRAYED. Two pigs, sandy with black spots. Finder communicate wi'th" C. E. Funk, Enterprise. 19btf MONEY TO LOAN Dime ruuua luuieu, o yer mui. duuu P. Rusk. Atty. State Land B'd. Joseph Farm loans tfi. 7V4 percent. CaU'or write First Bank of Joseph. - 68btt FOR 8ALE. Wonder Washer at Riley's. 27b4 Fresh cow andi calf; also surrey, team and: harness. Inquire at M. & M. flour mill, Enterprise. 27b2 Lots in Troy towneibe for sale at $20 and up. 0. R. & N. railroad da now making final location' survey on Grande Ronde river ; between Rondowa and Snake river. When road is- built Troy will be the larg est town and chief trading center of the entire North Country. See or write H. E. Merryman, owner, Enterprise, Oregon. ' 27btf ' New 8 room house and 3 lota in souhteast part of town. Will be sold for $2000, the actual cost of lots and house, if taken soon. In quire at this office." 27btt ADVERTISED LETTERS. The following Is a list of letters remaining uncalled for at the post office at Enterprise, Oregon, for the W62k ending July 30, 1910: '.Mr. F. P. Brcsins. Mr Elmer Col- vln, Mr. Walter S. Hanson, Ray Shel ton, Mir. Ed Ledbetter. 1 When calling for any of the above please say advertised. Those not called for will be sent to the dead letter office on August 16, 1910. ' BEN WEATHERS, Postmaster. Oklahoma Corn Damaged. GUTHRIE, Okla. The report of the State Board of Agriculture estimates the damage to the corn crop In Okla homa in the last month at 21.3 per cent Tali Is against a damage of 25.6 per cent In 1909.; The board reports the cotton holding up well. ' Since July 25 the hottest and dry est weather of the year has been felt and the damage li gall to be much Increased over the figures made pub lie. THE MARKETS. . - - . Portland. Wheat Track prices: Club, 86c; bluestem, 95; red Russian. 5c. Barley Feed and brewing, $24. . Oats No. 1 white, $28 per ton. Hay Timothy. Willamette Valley, $1819 per ton; Eastern Oregon, $20022; alfalfa, $13014. Butter Extra. 33c; fancy,' 33c; ranch, 23a Eggs Ranch, candled, I7o. Hops 1909 crop, 1013c; olds, nominal. Wool Eastern Oregon, 14017c per pound. Mohair 32 33c. Seattle, - Wheat Bluestem, 94c; club, 88c; red Russian, 87c. " ' Oats $32 per ton. Barley $24 per ton. - Hay Timothy, $22 per ton; alfalfa. '4 per ton. Butter Washington Creamery, 33e; ranch. 22c. Eggi Selected local, tie. Lee Statue Will Stay. '. . BEVERLY, Mais. President Taft has approved, without comment, an opinion by Attorney-General Wicker sham to the effect that there Is no provision of law by which the statue of General R. E. Lee in Confederate ualform can be removed from Stat uary hall. In the capital at Washington. DR. CRIPPEN AND COMPANION III TOILS Arrested as Steamer Lands for Alleged Murder of His Wife. No Confession Obtained. FATHER POINT. Quebec Doctor Hawley Harvey Crippen and Ethel Claire Leneve, his stenographer, who fled from London after the disappear ance of Belle Elmore, the doctor's wife, were arrested here 8unday aboard the Canadian Pacific liner Montrose, at the command of Inspec tor Dew, of Scotland Yard. The Identification of the long-sought fugitives by the detectives on the English steamer which had raced across the Atlantic ahead of the Mont' rose, marked the culmination of one of the most sensational flights 1a re cent criminal annals; ' Girl Sobs Hysterically. Accompanied by Canadian officers, Dew boarded the vessel,. and 18 min utes later both man and girl were locked in their staterooms, Crippen, broken in spirit but mentally relieved by the relaxed tension; the girl, garb ed In boy's clothes, sobbing hysteric ally. They were no longer "Rev. John Robinson and son," as booked from Antwerp on July 20. . . After brief delay, the Montrose con tinued her 160-mile Journey up the river towards Quebec, where the jali awaited the pair. Crippen is charged with the murder of an unknown worn an, believed to have been his actress wife. Belle Elmore. The girl Is held as an accessory. In Charge of In spector Dew they will be taken back to England for trial, on the Royal line steamship Royal George, leaving Que bee on Thursday. MUCH VALUABLE LAUD WITHDRAWN III WEST WASHINGTON. D. C Nearly 800. 000,000 acres of public land, the cream of the West, is now withdrawn from entry. Some of it Is permanent ly withdrawn, as, for instance, the forest reserves. National parks, etc.. and other portions may in time be again placed within the reach of the people of the West There remains of the public domain only about 700,000,000 acres that Is unappropriated and unreserved, and a very small percentage of this residue Is attractive or will ever be attrac tive to settlers. Included In' this acre age are the bad lands of the West, the Irreclaimable, deserts, barren mountain summits and - worthless mountain country. Only a small por tion Is arable, and very little Is of a character' that will permit of agri cultural development. The best lands have not passed to private owner ship are now held up by the govern meat Wendllng Captured Aftec Long Chase SAN FRANCISCO. Joseph Wend llng, former, janitor of St John's church of Louisville, Ky., and the man who is charged with the murder of little 8-year-old Alma Kellner, niece of one of the richest men of Louis ville, is under arrest here. Wendllng was arrested after having been bunt ed through half a dozen states of the union, through Mexico and part of Central America. Wendllng admitted his identity but protests his Inno cence of the crime. WILL PLANT BRITISH FLAG IN THE EXTREME NORTH OTTAWA, Ont Balked of bis life long ambition to make a voyage to the North Pole, Captain Bernler, who sailed for the Polar regions from Que bec recently, on the government steamer Arctic, under sealed orders, haa evidently been placated by a com mission from the Canadian g'overn ment to essay the Northwest Pas sage. Whether or not, however, Cap tain Bernlor succeeds In forcing the Northwest Passage, his Instructions are to plant the British flag and as sert Canadian sovereignty over Arc tic lands that ho may visit la the course of his expedition. No Egyptian Tobacco. Egypt grows no tobacco. The best tobacco reachee Aden from Cavalla and is known aa nm ENTERPRISE, WALLOWA COUNTY , OREGON, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 191ft FRUIT MEN PLAN EXCHANGE SEATTLE. Fruitgrowers of Idaho, Oregon and Washington at a meeting here organised the Northwestern Fruit exchange, a co-operative agency, to handle the business of the fruit growers of the three states. The head quarters of the exchange will .be es tablished Immediately at Portland, Ore., and branch agencies will be placed In all the important market centers of the country. Its purpose Is the co-ordination of the fruitgrowing Interests of Wash ington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana and the centralizing of the handling and marketing of fruit grown In all the best districts In these states through one channel. Many Negroes Killed.. PALASTINE, Texas. Twenty-three negroes and four white men were killed In a race riot between Elkhart and Slocum, 15 miles south of here, according 'to advices 'received from the scene of the battle. The riot began when James Alford. a white man, had an altercation wlto a negro regarding a protested note This led to a general, fight between the ' whites and negroes In which knives and pistols were used. CHARLTON MAY NOT BE TAKEN TO ITALY WASHINGTON. Porter Charlton, confessed murderer of his wife, whose body was taken from Lake Como, Italy, may go forth, a free man, from Jersey City jail. The Italian govern ment has made no formal demand for the extradition of Charlton, and in the Opinion of authorities on internation al law, unless such a demand i made by the authorities, the Federal officers must order Charlton's release. It has been generally concluded that Italy hesitates to demand Charlton's extradition, owing to her policy of re fusing trf extradite crlmiaala to the United States, when they have taken refuge in Italy. , Oldest Sailor Now 101. ; SEATTLE. The army transport Dix sailed . for Manila Sunday with a cargo of army mules, cavalry horses' and army supplies. One of her passengers Is Don Is Aguera a Filipino sailor, aged 101 years and six months, whose .birth date is re corded In the Catholic Church at Cebii. MOTHER DROWNS CHILDREN Rendered Insane by Monotony of Ranch Life. MARTINEZ, Cal. Mrs. Joseph Mello, formerly Isabel McNicoll of San Francisco,' wife of one of the wealthiest ranchers In Contra Costa county, drowned four of her six chil dren In a small bath tub at her borne at Marsh Mello Is believed to be In sane. Behind the tragic death of the inno cent babes Is the story of a woman who, used to the luxury and the pas times of a gay city, was suddenly placed on a lonely ranch where her days became monotonous. - . Grand Trunk Strike Settled. MONTREAL. A ' basts of settle ment on the Grand Trunk has been reached after a prolonged conference of union representatives and railroad officials, and the men are expected to return to work. CRIMES AND MISHAPS The coroner's Jury empaneled to Inquire Into the death of Ira G. Rawn, late president of 'the Monon railroad, returned an open verdict, but found that he died from a shot received from his own weapon by his own band. One thousand " acres of tobacco, nearly as much wheat, and more than 500 acres of corn were destroyed by a cloud burst in Lincoln, Boyle and Mercer counties, Kentucky. - Local government officials, acting upon orders received from Washing ton, confiscated 60,000 Ice cream cones consigned to a Kansas City drug com pany. The government alleges the cones are Impure. Erwln Wider, the raahler of the Russo-Chlnese bank agency, was ar rested la New York and held la $25, 000 bail, after confessing to defalca tions aggregating mora than $500,000. . Chrenle Condition. Prospective Tenant Of course the bonse needs repairs. Owner Huh! Via you ever see a house' that didn't! ALFONSO OF SPAIN FACES REVOLUTION Conflicting Forces May Causo Boy Monarch to Lose His Throne. MADRID. Alfonso' of SpMn i:; caught between conflicting foices; each of which seems bent on removing him from his throne. Between tlie three, it is evident to students of Spanish affairs that the boy monarch v!l) probably have to fight his way ou! through the most critical strife of hi; eventful career. The diplomatic battle with the Vati can has assumed the greatest import ance, but the threats of the Carlists. headed by Don Jaime, the pretender, and the armed uprising of the thou sands of Spanish exiles along the French border, aided by the general strike being preached all over Spain, have won thousands of adherents' who. today Join forces In a contest with Alfonso, with the throne of Spaiu as the stake. Excitement in the capital and throughout Spain Is Intense .over the KING ALFONSO. conflict with the Vatican, which came to a climax when the diclslon of Pre mier Canalejas to recall the Spanish ambassador , to the Vatican was an nounced. The clerical element, which has of ten before won similar battles in Spain, shows no hesitation in entering upon the conflict and seems to have set its aim, not upon minor conces sions and a compromise acceptable to the Holy See, but upon the downfall of Canalejas and his cabinet and the cancellation of the entire programme of reform. The withdrawal of the Imperial decree permitting non-Catholic organizations to display the In signia of house worship, which fur nishes the ostensible cause of diplo matic relations, assumes secondary importance. CORNER IN WHEAT ESCAPESA SQUEEZE .CHICAGO. The great wheat battle of July, 1910, closed with Thomas II. Waterman, the new king of the pit, In the saddle. The "corner" closed Without any squeezing of the shorts, which Is a most unprecedented way for a well-regulated corner to act, es pecially when a new monarch is as suming control. The main reason for thefailing of the corner and the escape of many shorts from the promised squeezing Is that the Chicago board of trade permitted Waterman and his asso ciates to learn that no squeezing of the shorts would be tolerated and that the creation of an artificially high price on the closing day of the option would result In some one being sus pended from membership. The closing prices of the July op tion were $1.05 and $1.05. Septem ber wheat closed at $1.03Vi and $1.03. Strike May Tie Up Road. CHICO, Cal. The ejitlre system ol the Northern Electric Railway will be tied up by a strike, if efforts now on foot succeed. The company has failed to grant a raise In wages to linemen employed by It, and they were ordered out by the electrical workers' union. This prevents the completion of the double-track work under wav In Sacramento. v, KW' ' 't J R - . 11 si . 1 BRIEF NEWS OF THE WEEK The American consul at Managua, has advised the date department that the revolutionary movement Is gain ing strength In western Nicaragua. New York City faces a sugar fam Ine as a result of the strike at the Williamsburg plant of the American Sugar Refining company. For nearly a week the company has been unable to make Its usual deliveries to re tailers. Final steps In the transaction by which a large number of gas, electric and water power plants In Oregon, Washington and Idaho are merged un der the name of the Pacific Power A Light company, a $7,500,000 operat ing corporation, have been taken. Mayor Gaynor has announced his determination to put a stop to the distribution of free beer to policemen and firemen by several big New York breweries. The bill modifying the declaratloi of religion required by the Engllal King upon accession passed the house of commons on third reading by is vote of 254 to 42. While satisfied that neither a pre tectorate over nor the annexation o' Liberia is contemplated In the pro posed plan of the United States tr raise a loan of $1,500,000 to consoll date Liberia's debt on a sound busi ness basis, some disquietude is mani fested In French government circlet over exactly what Secretary Kno contemplates In the premises. There are to be some unique fea tures in a monster suffrage parade which Is to take place In New York City In October as the opening gun ot the suffragists fall campaign. Ac cording to the announcements just Is sued, one float Is to be filled with "suffrage babies" to show that suffrs gists do not neglect rearing families Old age pensions In foreign coun tries have been the subject of invest! gatlon by Congressman Frederick Lundin, Republican, Illinois. He flndt that they have proved successful and he Is hopeful that some such provts Ion for the care of the aged my be made in the United States. ,--,.-... ... . . , . NEWS OF NOTED PERSONS John Llnd, nominated for governor by the democrates, has said definitely and flatly that, if elected, he will not serve as governor' of Minnesota. Kernilt Roosevelt's return to Paris has revived the rumor that the young hunter of big game has lost his heart to the charming Miss Margaret Ruth erford, daughter of Mrs. W. K. Van derbilt, who resides In Paris a large part of each year. J. O. CARLISLE. Ex-Secretary of the Treasury tinder Grover Cleveland, who died at bis home In New York Sunday. W. J.. Bryan has just given Instruc tion that the work of Improving his farm of 160 acres near Mission, Texas, be pushed forward as rapidly as pos sible, as he desires to move Into bis new home with his family this fall. He gives Intimation that he Intends to make Texas his permanent home. Laura Jean Llbby, the author of sensational novels, made her debut on the stage Monday In a New York roof garden. Miss Llbby It Mrs. Van Ma ! ter Stlllwell In private life. In a communication received from Wells-Fargo attorneys by the state railroad commission, the commission Is asked to withhold service of .ts re cent order cutting rates until Septem ber 1. The law allows 20 days for consideration of such an order. Eighty years old, tired of life and fearing she would become a burden to relatives, Mrs. Regula Seether of Portland donned a bathing suit at Seaside, waded Into the surf and al lowed herself to drown. - .''. V .:- 1 CITY OFFICIAL PAPER ITEMS OF INTEREST THROUGHOUT OREGON Chronicle of Important Event3 of Interest to Our . Readers. Build Electrlo Line Down Coast. MARSHFIELD. Stating that the purpose is to build an electrlo line from this city to Roseburg, the Coos Bay Traction corporation, which was recently Incorporated in Oregon for $1,000,000, made a public announce ment through the president, George F. Averill of this city: It Is understood that It Is a part of a plan to build an electric line to Florence and Coos Bay and on to Roseburg and also from this city to Bandon, down through Curry county and across to Grants Pass. Nothing la given out as to who Averill Is acting for further than that he Is connected with eastern capital. Assessment Matter of Law. SALEM. In defense ot the request made by the tax commission for a closer assessment by county assessors of mortgage . notes. Commissioner Charles Galloway dictated a long In terview for the newspapers, In which he reaffirms the former request and makes It clear that the commission expects assessors to use their utmost efforts to reach debts on account, note, contract or mortgage. The in terview Is given with' the object of correcting some, misunderstandings that he fears may have arisen as re sult of the recent discussion of the feasibility of taxing mortgage notes In the public press. REALTY FRAUDS ALLEGED Realty Frauds ' Alleged. SALEM. Attorney-General A. M. Crawford has directed a letter to Dis trict Attorney Cameron, of ' Multno mah county, calling his attention to the townslte of . Hiltmah In Crook county and suggesting that the sub ject might be worthy an official In vestigation. , He said that the town Is platted on a rockplle In a desert near where one of the proposed lines of railroad Is surveyed. He says there are no houses there, or any other buildings, although the advertising matter shows banks, hotels and buildings on the town plat. For a while, be says,' there was one tent on the land. He was requested by the county of ficials to call Cameron's attention to the conditions and if possible bring the parties causing the alleged fraud Into the courts. The land is practi cally valueless, he asserts, for any purpose whatever and Is so situated that no one will ever become an In habitant there. He Incloses a photo grar of the place showing the soli tary tent and bIbo some advertising matter. Work at Celllo to Begin. THE DALLES. The government will resume active operations on the construction of the Celllo canal at Big Eddy, four miles east of The Dulles, early next month. It Is reported that the work will be in charge of Gov ernment Engineer L. B. Russell. Aold Retards Timothy. WALLOWA.A. W. Sampson, who la employed in classifying lands In the national forests for the government, with a view of determining the acidity of the soil and the proper grasses to sow for producing the best crop ot forage, haa returned from Washing ton. Extensive experiments were made last year with bluegrass, tim othy and red top. The timothy and bluegrass did well for a few weeks, when the roots struck a stratum of add soil about two Inches In depth. The roots curled up In a mass and the growth was retarded greatly until the latter part of August, when, this stratum was penetrated and the roots hot rapidly downward, producing a flae growth in such plants as had sur vived the season. Fish Hatchery Cleared. WALLOWA. The Wallowa fish hatohery, located 14 miles below this olty oa the Wallowa river, Is clear of flsh and eggs, all the fry havlng'hatch ed, reached the feeding age, and been turned tabs the rivet. They Come Easy. No man baa to serve an apprentice ship In order to leant now to make mistaken.