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TwiceaWeek Wednesday Edition nniur fflE NEWSREC0RD ALL THE OFFICIAL NEWS OF WALLOWA COUNTY, IN. THE .N-H. ALL THE NEWS WHILE II It NEWS TWICE AWEEK NEWS RECORD .TWELFTH YEAR. NO.. 29. ENTERPRISE, WAJLLOWA COUNTY, OREGON,5 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 1910. CITY OFFICIAL PAPER Cent a, word single Insertion, 1V4 cents a word 2 Insertions. Special rates by month and year.-, ,. WANTED. Violin pupils. Miss Pearl Humphrey, graduate of Notre Dame Academy. Call at J. L. Brownrng'e. 24bm LOST OR STRAYED Two pigs, sandy with black . epots. Finder communicate , with C. E. Funk, Enterprise. -19btf MONEY TO LOAN Slate Funds loaned, 6 per cent. John . P. Rusk. Atty. State Land B'd. Joseph Farm loans f t 7 percent. Call or write First Bank of Joseph. 68btf FOR SALE. Wonder Washer at Riley's. 27b4 Fresh, cow. enid calf; also surrey, team and harness.. .Inquire at M. ft M. flour mill. Enterprise. 27b2 Lots In Troy townelfce for sale at $20 and - up. 0. R. & N. railroad la bow 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 lots in Bouhteast part of town. Will be sold for $2000, the actual cost of lota and house, if taken soon. In quire at this office. - " 7 ? ' 27btf LOST. Lap robe, on road between Galloway homestead and. Baker & Smith livery barn. "Finder please return to barn. CANDIDATES ATTENTION I Nominating petitions for county and -district candidates before the primary September 24, for sale at thia office. Nicely bound. Complete sets only $1 at office or "by mall.' " ' THE MARKETS. Portland. Wheat Track prices: ' Club, 86c; Mueetem, 85; red Russian, 860. Barley Feed, and brewing, $24.- --atsNo.-l White, $32 per ton. Har Timothy, Willamette Valley, $18 19 per ton; Eastern Oregon, $20023; alfalfa, $1J14. Butter Extra, 83c; fancy, 33c; ranch, 23c. ; Eggs Ranch, candlsd, 23c. ' Hops 1909 crop, 1013c; olds, nominal. ' Wool Eastern Oregon, 1417o per pound. . ,; ': " . Mohalr-82 33o. - -' - ' - Seattle. Wheat Bluestem, 94c; club, 92c; red Russian, 90c. Oats $33, per ton. " Barley $24 per ton. Hay Timothy, $22 per ton; alfalfa, $14 per ton. - Butter Washington Creamery, 33e; ranch, 22c. Eggs Selected local, 82c. BRIEF NEWS OF THE WEEK . 1. . . 'J j -. Accessible coal of the best Alaskan fields, even at a half cent ton In the ground, is worth more than most of the coal lands in the Eastern states, Is the statement contained' In a bulle tin issued by the geological survey. The United States department pf agriculture Is using this year on the national forests over 10 tons of tree seed. . Most of this seed has already been . planted or sown. . '. ,r . One-third of the babies'ln Iowa un der 1 year old have died this summer, according to statistics collected . by the Iowa state board of health. Cho lera . Infantum, infantile paralysis, poor ' milk and 'Improper '"care' "are given as causes. ' The arm'oredcruisef BonTthe larg est, fastest and most powerful cruiser in the world, has been launched by England. The cruiser will have a dis placement of 26,350 tons and" will be driven by turbine engines of 700,000 . horsepower, giving her an expected peed of 28 knots. " , ' , , Russia's scourge, the cholera, on - tlnues to spread with alarming rap idity. Figures furnished by the Cen tral Sanitary Bureau show that In the week from July 24 to July 30, there were 15444 cases of cholera and 6944 deaths. - 1 . .. ;. Reports to the weather bureau show that practically the entire western country, from eastern -Wyoming -and-Colorado to the Pacific coast states, and from the Canadian boundary to Mexico, Is experiencing one ' of the worst droughts of . the last quarter teaturyv - 'r -' WANT TROOPS TO . FIGHT FOREST FIRES Taft Asked to Send Regulars Into Northwest Woods by ' ! Timber Interests. WASHINGTON. Request has been made for trojops to protect national forests in - Montana and Idaho from fires and to assist in extinguishing the flames. General Wood, chief of staff of the army, has applied to President Taft for an order authorizing the use ot soldiers for this purpose. The appeal for the assistance of the army . In fighting' forest fires was re celved from the Western Pine Manu facturers' Association, which called attention to the danger facing the woodlands In Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Washington, and California, and ask ed that troops be dispatch at once to co-operate, with the forest service in saving the timber. Secretary Wilson of the department of agriculture, who is In the West, in specting forest reserves, has Instruct ed the officials to employ energetic means to check the flames, even though it Is necessary to incur a de ficit In the money appropriated by con gress to meet emergencies in the na tional forests. Forest fires on the national forest reserve in Western Montana and Northern Idaho and on the private lands within them already have wrought damage amounting to nearly $500,000, according to estimates made by officials of the forest service. The flames have burned over an area ot 175,000 acres. HARVEY W. SCOTT DIES BALTIMORE. Harvey W. Scott, editor of the Portland Oregonian, died In Johns Hopkins. Hospital Sun day shortly before 6 p. m. of heart failure, 2 hours after a surgical oper ation ior prostatectomy. ... - He went off the operation table Sat urday morning In strong conditions. Sunday morning at 7 o'clock he began sinking and in spite of the best stim ulants known to medical science his heart grew' steadily weaker until the end. ' He was .conscious almost to the last and the' end was painless. - To Oppose Uncle Joe. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. Six republi can candidates for congress, If elect ed, are planning to oust Uncle Joe Cannon from his Job as speaker and elect Congressman E. D. Crumpacker of the tenth Indiana district' Resolu tions were adopted indorsing Crum packer as Cannon's successor at a conference, of Indiana republican con gressional candidates and state party leaders. Six Of the congressional can didates present pledged Crumpacker their support . PLEA OF POVERTY MADE BY RAILROADS CHICAGO. TheT'rallroads intend to -stand squarely upon the proposal that they need more money to keep pace with the" growing demand for transportation," ana it they cannot show this to the satisfaction' of the commission,- then the day of govern ment ownership of railroads will have been greatly hastened. .'.This statement was made by J. C. Stubbir traffic director of all the Har rlman lines and regarded as the fore most traffic expert of the country. Mr. Stubbe'-declaration was made at the conclusion ot a conference between the legat counsel of the Western rail roads and their traffic representatives. The meeting was called with a view of discussing the financial situation and forming plans for presenting be fore -th e- Interstate- Commerce Com mission in the clearest manner the need of the railroads. Jps Will Study Flying. . BERLIN. The Japanese Military Commission, which for several months has been studying military conditions in Europe, has arranged with the company controlling the Wright aero plane patents In Germany to buy a number of Wright machines. - Isolate. Germs of Leprosy. HONOLULU That Doctors Brln .lerboff and Curry and M.. T. Hallman of Honolulu have succeeded In Isolat ing -germs .of . leprosy is announced. This means, it is said, the ultimate discovery of a cure for the disease. Governor Brady Ask Troops. LEWISTON, Ida. Governor Brady at Grangeville said he had petitioned through the Secretary of the Interior to urge the War Department to send troops Into Idaho to fight forest fires. The governor said troops are asked, net only to work In National forests but U protect state timber as well. A Bismarok Inoidant It nsed to be the privilege of Aus tria's representative ot any conference of representatives of the German states to smoke, the others refraining. This was supposed to be an acknowl edgment of Austria's supremacy. At the first .conference that Bismarck attend ed as Prussia's representative be be gnu to puff smoke across the confer ence table as soon as the Austrian dip lomat lit np. That set everybody pres ent to smoking on equal terms, and Austria's supremacy got a blow. - SOCIALISTS CAPTURE CHICAGO UNIONS CHICAGO. Socialists captured the meeting of the Chicago Federation of. Labor Sunday. At the close of a three-hour debate they had matters their own way and forced through a motion to submit to a referendum vote of all the unions ot the city the question of co-operating with the So cialist party or the formation of an independent labor political organiza tion. , - The old party politicians were swept off their feet by the flood of oratory. "Jackpot" legislation was said to be the only kind that could he expected from either of the old parties, and the whole debate cen tered on the question of forming aq Independent labor party or taking ad vantage of the organisation of ma chinery of the Socialists. NEWS OF NOTED PERSONS Hubert Latham made a flight from Chakns-sur-Marne to Paris, a dis tance of 87 miles. He made two stops en route. His aeroplane passed over the city at an altitude of 1850 feet, circling twice around the Eiffel Tower, Joe Gans, ex-champion lightweight pugilist, who has been living In Ari zona for his health, won the race with death and reached his home in Baltimore. The pugilist, .who Is in the last stages of consumption, want ed to see his "mammy" before he died.v . MISS KATHERINE ELKIN3. . A special from Rome says that the hostility of the royal family to the marriage of the Duke of the Abruzzl and ' Miss Katherlne Elklns has been withdrawn and the official announce ment of their engagement will be made shortly. 1,. r That this country Is Imperiled by its artificial and extravagant plane ol living Is one of the conclusions emphasized- by Beujamln Ide Wheeler, of the University of California, on his return from a European trip. - A train carrying Sir Wilfred Lau rier, struck head on In a collision with a freight train Saturday. Sir Wilfred i was slightly Injured. A fireman was killed. The accident happened near Pens, west of Reglna, Bask. The Athena council voted down a proposed ordinance prohibiting the sale of near beer and spirituous, vin ous or malt liquors that are not in toxicating by a vote of 2 to 2. The proposed frontier and wild west show for Pendleton is now a certainty and plans wilt be rapidly pushed for ward to make the first annual occa sion a great success so that the per aanoncy of the affair will be assured. r MEN INVOLVED DENY ?p nn Vice-President Mentioned as ."Interested," but No Direct Evidence. ' MUSKOGEE, Okla. The sensa'.ion al testimon yof Senator Gore before the congressional committee investi gating the charges of attempted brlb ery in Oklahoma Indian land deals, Which involved the names of Vice President Sherman, Senator Curtis, of Kansas, Representative McGuire, of Oklahoma; and others, haB result ed in series of denials by all the men Involved. Senator Gore testified, he had beer approached by Jake L. Harmon, form er chairman of the Oklahoma state re publican committee, who said that a bribe of $25,000 or $50,00 had been offered him to remove certain leglsla tion pending in congress so that 13. 000,000 might be paid to J. F. McMur- ray, an attorney of McAlester, Okla., and his associates. . ' JAMES 8. 8HERMAN Representative C. E. Creager, of the third Oklahoma district, supplemented the testimony of Senator Gore. " D. C. McCurtain, a Choctaw Indian son of the governor of the Choctaw Nation, and an attorney for that tribe, testified that J. F. Murray had of fered him $20,000 not to oppose the land deal. Thus far, however, there has been no evidence supporting the Gore charge that -Vice-President Sherman was interested in the case. Vice-President Free of Blame. MUSKOGEE, Okla. When the statement Issued by Vice-President Sherman, emphatically denying any connection with bribery charges, was read to Senator Gore, the senator said: "I have never charged, directly or Indirectly, at any time, that Vice President Sherman had any Interest, Immediate or remote, In the McMur ray contracts.' I did not intimate be fore the committee that he was Im plicated. -1 was compelled to state, as evidence that Mr. Harmon had ad vised me that the vice president had such an interest. I made the state ment under protest, as I have express ly said, with great reluctance and re gret "I merely told the tale,, told to me by Harmon, and I was. obliged to do SO, i ,t TEXAS WILL VOTE ' . V ON PROHIBITION Plan- to Submit Carries by Nearly " --'' 40,000 Votes. ' ' DALLES, Texas. Official'' figures tabled for the state democratic execu tive committee show that the prohibi tion submission proposition .won a de cisive victory In the general primary election July 2. In addition to a state majority of close to 40,000 votes, both branches of the legislature are in favor of submission by more than a two' thirds vote, the count being 22 senators for, 9 senators against; 93 representatives for, 40 representatives against. Knights Templars Hold Conclave. : CHICAGO. The thirty-first trien nial Knights Templars conclave was what Chicsgoans say the most spectac ular week of entertainment since the World's Columbian Exposition In 1893. When the parade of escort opened tne conclave Tuesday, It is estimated that 500,000 visitors were here. Harriman Line Quits Japanese. CHICAGO. William H. Avery, as sistant general manager of the Toyo Kisen Kaisha Oriental Steamchlp Company, confirmed the report that the Southern Pacific road and his company had decided to part com pany. CASTAWAYS REACH PORT Passengers of Princess May Rescued . and Not One Injured. JUNEAU. The steamer Georgia brought the passengers of the wreck ed steamship Princess May to Juneau. The Princes May left Skagway, Alas ka, southbound, for Vancouver, with 80 passengers and a crew of 68, and struck the North Reef ot Sentinel Is land, and sanding in a smooth sea two hours after striking. None of the passengers or crew were Injured. COMPANIES AGREE TO NEWRATE BILL BOSTON. A decision was reached at the conference of attorneys for the leading railroads of the country on the new rate bill. This decision is be lieved by the attorneys assembled to be of the greatest importance to many of the large Industries of the coun try. It has reference to the long and short hauls section of the Hepburn Interstate Commerce Act as amended by the recently-signed Mann-Elkins bill. . The fear of the railroads Is that a narrow Interpretation of the lan guage of the section would prevent them from "making a lower rate on goods for export than for goods for domestic- consumption. - 1 Aftr considering the subject care fully the conference authorized this statement: "It is understood that the general sentiment of the country is that such an interpretation Is not Justified, bj the spirit or even by the letter of the act and there, is substantial unanimity of opinion that bo mis-arrangement of our foreign business will result from compliance with the bo." May Repeat Boxer Upheaval. VICTORIA., B. C That a great up heaval In Southwestern China, similar to the oxer movement in the North 10 years ago, is Imminent, is the news brought by the steamer Nlng Chow from China. ' CRIMES AND MISHAPS The plant of the Diamond Match Company outside of the city limits ot Chicq, Cal., was blown up by an ex plosion shortly after noon Saturday. Two workmen were fatally Injured and five others seriously hurt. The police have abandoned the theory that William L. Rice, the wealthy attorney of Cleveland, 0 fa tally shot and beaten, with a slungahol was the victim of robbers. Instead they are seeking a revengeful Italian caddy boy whom they suspect of hav ing carefully planned and executed the murder. Walter Mlchaells, editor and part owner of the Chicago Staats Zeltung, was drowned in Ocean Lake, N. Y., while trying to save the life of his 8 year-old daughter. The child was saved through the efforts of Mlch aells, who kept her afloat, until aid came to them, but Immediately sank before help could reach him. Paris witnessed a demonstration ol lynch law in the heart of the capital, when a mob lynched an "Apache," stringing blm up to a lamppost after the man bad killed a pedestrian while resisting arre3t. Why Boiled Water Freezes Easily. Water wLU b Is bot of course cannot freeze until It has parted with Its beat but water that bas been boiled will, other things being equal, freeze sooner than water which bas not been boiled. A slight disturbance of water disposes It to freeze. more rapidly, and this Is tbe cause wblcb accelerates the freez ing of boiled water. Tbe water that bus been boiled bos lost the air natu rally, contained In It which on ex posure to tbe atmosphere It begins again to attract and absorb. During this process of absorption a motion Is necpssurily produced among Its parti cles. . slight certainly and Impercepti ble, yet probably sufficient to accel erate Its congelntlon. In unboiled wa ter this dlnturlmnce does not exist Indeed, water when kept perfectly still cnn be reduced several degrees below the- freezing- point without It becom ing ice. . .. . ITEMS OF INTEREST THROUGHOUT OREGON Chronicle of Important Event3 of Jnterest to Our Readers. Voters Give Worry. LA GRANDE. Complications that augur Illegal entanglements at the primaries and a general state of disar rangement and disorder that will be detrimental to hundreds of voters in Union County are developing through an unusual and unexplainable apathy on the part ot qualified voters to reg. Ister before the primaries. Not alone will the voter be deprived of his suf frage unless six freeholders are forced to spend time and go to Incon veniences on the day of the prima riesbut prospective candidates are going to meet an obstacle in Union County that is -going to work havoo with every one of them. The situa tion Is simply this there are not enough registered voters properly to sign the candidates' petition. Fraud Is Charge;. No Proseoutlon. PORTLAND. Because of the lack of a statute covering the alleged of fense, there will be no prosecution of the firm of Cooper ft Taylor, promot ers of the townsite of Hillman, ac cused of misrepresenting conditions in selling lots. The matter was called to the attention of District Attorney Cameron's office by the state attor ney general, and Deputy District At torney Garland, after an exhaustive study of the subject, has' decided there is no statute on which a charge could be based. STATE WILL CARE FOR WHITE PLAGUE VICTIMS Tuberculosis Sanatorium Will Be Opened at Salem Soon. - PORTLAND. Preparations tor opening the Oregon State Tubercu losis sanatorium at Salem"are com. plete. Soon the doors of the must completely equipped state main tained tuberculosis sanatorium in the United States will swing open with welcome and promise of cure to while plague sufferers throughout the state. ' ' J Dr. C. S. White, state health offi cer, acting for the state board of health Is now sending broadcast bul letins giving Information concerning the sanatorium. Growers Will Employ Specialist. HOOD RIVER. At largely at tended meeting of tbe Hood Rive. Apple Growers' Fellowship It wa voted to Incorporate the society ur der the co-operative clause of the state law . The purpose of the or ganlsatlon will be to employ the best orohard specialist to be secured and. have blm reside In Hood River valley for the .purpose of Inspecting or chards and to be on band for any emergency that may require the work of an expert Each acre of orchard owned by the members of the organi zation will be taxed E0 cents for the maintenance of the work. Tbe heads of the agricultural departments of the O. A. C. will be an advisory board to the board of local directors. OFFICIAL IS INDICTED Justice of Peaca Charged With Falcl fylng Publlo Recorda. KLAMATH FALLS. The grand Jury has returned an Indictment against Justice of Peace A. D. Mil ler, charging him with falsifying a publlo record. He Is now under $2500 bonds. It Is alleged that Miller entered on his records that one Geo. L. Price, a telephone promoter who was wanted In San Francisco by ths police of that city, had a hearing In this city on the charge of conducting a lottery while tbe trial was not ao tually held at the time and place spe cified. . No date has been set for the trial. The penalty for conviction In this case will be not less than two, nor more than twenty years In the peni tentiary. Word has been received at the state penitentiary that Albert Crawford bas been arrested at Wenatchee, Wash. Crawford escaped from the state fair grounds July 19, where he was work ing as a trusty. He was sentenced to serve two years from Umatllla'county (or burglary.