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Cent a, word single Insertion, 1V4
cents a word 2 Insertions. Special
rates by month and year.-, ,.
Violin pupils. Miss Pearl Humphrey,
graduate of Notre Dame Academy.
Call at J. L. Brownrng'e. 24bm
Two pigs, sandy with black . epots.
Finder communicate , with C. E.
Funk, Enterprise. -19btf
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
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
Lap robe, on road between Galloway
homestead and. Baker & Smith livery
barn. "Finder please return to barn.
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.' " '
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.
. 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 -'
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.
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 .
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. -
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.
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
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 .
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.
?p nn
Vice-President Mentioned as
."Interested," but No Direct
' 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. .
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
"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
"I merely told the tale,, told to me
by Harmon, and I was. obliged to
do SO, i ,t
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
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
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.
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
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
"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. '
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. . .. .
Chronicle of Important Event3
of Jnterest to Our
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.
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.
Justice of Peaca Charged With Falcl
fylng Publlo Recorda.
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.

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