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TwiceaWeek Wednesday Edition NEWSI ALL THE OFFICIAL NEW OF WALLOWA COUNTY IN THE NH ALL THE NEW WHILE 11 . IS NEWO TWICE-A-WEEK NEWS RECORD TWELFTH YEAR. NO. 45. ENTERPRISE, WALLOWA COUNTY, OREGO WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1910. CITY OFFICIAL PAPER PC0RD Cent a word single Insertion, 1 cents a word 1 Insertions. Special rates by month and year, LOST. Green gold brooch of tartert,wlned snakes with topas setting. Lost on road between town, and Homaan's. Re ward for return to G. E. Odte at News Record office. " ' 45rl ' ' . letter addressed to Mr. Ed Maag, Eureka, S.- D. Finder please notify O. J. Roe, Enterprise. Open-faced . gold watch on fair grounds. Re.ward- tor return to C. S. Bradley, Enterprise. 4Gb2 WANTED. Wanted, three young ladles to Join the . Junior class- of nurses. Apply to Superintendent of Nurses, Grande Ronde Hospital, La Grande, Ore. FOR RENT. - Residence property and business room for rent, available now- E. M. & M. Co. . 42ltf MONEY TO LOAN State Funds loaned, 6 per cent. John P. Rusk. Atty. State Land B'd. Joseph FOR SALE. I will sel all or any of my town prop- e ty at reasonable prices. -W.W. Zurcher, Enterprise, 'Oregon. 40btf Lota to .Troy townslte. Your' choice at one-third, oft - during fair week and until October 31, making pric es from $1& up to $70. Special sale limited to 26 lota. H. E. Merryman, Enterprise, Oregon.- Will be at Troy October 6, 7 and 8. 42h4 Two lots In Alder View addition to the city of Enterprise. Beautif ul lo cation. A genuine bargain. .Win. H. McFetridge. " 37bm . New Suits Filed. Oct, 4 Chas. Scott ..vs.. Ben Jen , rings. .. Oot. 6 C. S. Haney vs. W. F. Ran- . kin. Oct. 6 Wm. Cook vs. H. M. Rick er. ' Marriage Licenses.-' Sept; 29 S..Oi Magee, 29, farm er, Lastlroe; Effte Bloods worth, 17, Enterprise. "' Oot. 3 Frank E Rambo. 29, Xarm- ,-er, Wallowa; Haittie Stoffle, 33, Wal ( Iowa.- '. Oct. 6 Wm. L. Elder, 25, laborer, -Joseph, Mary M. Galbraith, 26, Joseph. Oct. 5 Jake Henderson, , 24, la borer, Wallowa; Jo3te K. Skelton, 16, Wallowa ' CHARGE TIMBER FRAUDS Government Holds Operators Secured Lands Illegal Way. . Portland J, B. Stoddard and Bey- mour H. Bell, prominent Portland timber operators, together with the Hewitt Lumber Company, of Tacoma were charged In the United States 'court with conspiracy, and proceed lngs were begun for the recovery oi 17 Baker county timber claims, al lesred to be only a portion of the fruits of the operation of their plans. Criminal prosecution of the persons charged with defrauding the govern ment of its lands were barred by the . statute of limitation, which Is three 'years for criminal matters. Federal Officer Implicated It Is said In carrying out the plot to obtain lands valued at that time at more than 160,000, Charles H. Chance, a United States commissioner, was taken into the scheme and that he ac cepted checks In payment of land of . lice fees from persons who had no ac counts in local hanks. Some 'of the confessions obtained by the special agents of the land office state that the checks were- never returned to them, but that they patents In due time. . received their Capt Bogrdus Again Hits Bull' Eye This world famous rifle ahot who holds the championship record of 100 pigeons la 100 consecutive shots Is living at Lincoln, 111. Recently interviewed,- he mays: "I suffered, a long time .with kidney and bladder trouble and used several well known kidney medicines aW of which gave me no relief until I started taking Foley Kidney Pills. Before I used Foley Kidney Pills I had severe backaches and pains to my- kidneys ' with suppression and a cloudy void ing. On arising bi the morning I would get dull headaches. . Now I have taken three boUles of Foley Kidney Pills and feel 100 per cent b-Jtter. . I am never bothered! with my kidneys or bladder and' again feel like my own self." Burnaugtt A May field. ' " - , . 29 SAILORS DROWN; MANY ARE MISSING Naval Officers Start Investiga tion of Disaster to New Hampshire's Barge. New York. There . was g!yen out from the battleship New Hampshire a list of 29 men who were supposed to have perished by the swamping of a, 'barge, which was being towed to the vessel at anchor in the Hudson River Saturday night. Appended to this Ms-t are names of 11 men who are still absent, but who were not recognized as having been In the swamped boat. . . ' On . board the Louisiana, Admiral Vreeland convened court of inquiry to determine the exact cause of tbe ac cident and place the - responsibility. '. Cause Not Yet Known. Various versions f bow the acci dent occurred are la circulation. The generally accepted one, however, was that the barge, heavily loaded with sailors and marines, returning . from Rhore leave, was towed Into the heavy swells of a passing steamer. Rising for a moment, like a cork, the barge then plunged into the trough between two waves, one of Which broke over tbe side and swamped It, " A rshlp Beats Train. Springfield Aviator "Walter Brook Ins broke the American longdistance continuous fight record, beat a spec ial train a distance or. 187 miles, and won $10,000 pr'ze when he alighted in the Illinois State Fair grounds here, seven hours and twenty-one minutes out of Chicago. F. W. M0NDELL President of the Fifth An nual Dry Farming 5onjjres.. SPOKANE GREETS DRY FARMING CONGRESS 8pokane President Taft in hit ex ecutive offlceU at Beverly, Mass., on Mohday evening at 11 o'clook, Eastern time, or 8 o'clock Spokane time. pressed a golden button key that con veyed direct to the great armory in Spokane tbe signal for the opening of the fifth Dry Farming Congress. Immediately following this signal an operator seated on the platform re ceived a message of cheer from the president to tbe dry farmers of tbe world assembled, and with the read ing of this the' International Dry Farming Congress band played Inter national airs and 200 children of the graded schools of Spokane, arranged upon the platform In toe form of a living United States flag, sang "Am erica," the vast assemblage rising and Joining. The session was called to or der by A'freS Atkinson, of Montana, chairman of the board of governors. Following the Invocation by Rev. Dr. William J. H'ndley, pastor of Pilgrim Congregational church, addresses of we'eome were mads by H. W. New ton,' chairman of the local board of control; Mayor Nelson S. Pratt, Cbas. M, Fassett, president of tbe Spokane chamber of commerce, and Governor Hay. FEDERAL CONTROL FAVORED ";- ' . ' i " Pueblo, Oolo. Resolutions adopted by the National Irrigation Congress declare that "Federal control is es sential to equitable distribution and utilization ' of water of Interstate streams." Creation of a . special agency through which the government shall act Is recommended. The work of the reclamation service is com mended, j. Benjamin A. Fowler, of Arizona, was re-elected president of the congress, and Arthur Hooker, of Spokane, sec retary. -Chicago was chosen as the meeting place for 1911, after Los An geles had carried Its fight to the floor of the congress. - r; Indian Land for Sale. Spokane Between a million and a half and two million acres of land in tbe Crow Indian reservation of Mon tana will be placed on the market at Billings, Mont,' October 25. THE MARKETS. Portland. .' ' . Wheat Track prices:. Club, 82c; blues tern, 88c; red Russian, 81c Barley Feed and brewing, $22. Oats No. 1 White, $28 per ton. ' Hay Timothy. Willamette Valley, $1920 per ton; Eastern Oregon, $2022; alfalfa, 1516. - Butter Creamery, 36c; ranch, 24c. ranch, 24c. Eggs Ranch, candled, 35o. . ". '.- ,.' Hops 1909 crop. .10llc;- - olds, nominal, 1910 crop, 13c . i Wool Eastern Oregon, 14 & 17c per pound. . Mobalr 3233c. . , ,; Seattle. Wheat Bluestem, 88c; CLub 82c; red Russian, 80c. Oats $30 per ton. Barley $21 per ton. ' Hay Timothy, $26 per ton; alfalfa, $19 per ton. Butter Washington Creamery,- 36c; ranch, 22o. Eggs Selected local, 40c. . BRIEF. NEWS OF THE WEEK -The International convention of carpenters and Joiners came to a close at Des Mo'.nes, Iowa. Tbe con vention turned down a resolution of fered by the Chicago and Milwaukee delegations to the effect that "social Ism Is the salvation of tbe laboring man." For the first time' In fifty years tbe doors of the gambling bouses in Ne vada bave been barred by the law. Under the recent action of tbe legis lature of Nevada, gambling is pro hibited on' and after October 1-. The police are convinced that Fred Wahlenmeyer, who was found at the home of Mrs. Potter Palmer in Chi cago, carrying an open knife and with a bomb lying near by. Is demented. - Whether the Milwaukee, Wis., pub lic scnools can be made adjuncts of the social democratic party under the noise of social senters, has become a legal quest ont It Is now before the city attorney. . Tbe Southern Pacific shops at Tuc son, Arizona, were destroyed by fire. entailing a loss estimated at $350,000 FOREIGN NEWS BITS The growth in criminality through out Paris has become so disquieting that a bill will be introduced at the reassembly of the chamber, of depu ties," providing for corporal -punish Lment for attacks on the person. The Federation of Master Cotton Spinners of Manchester, England, de clared 'a lockout of 130,000 operatives nd closed the 'doors of the 700 mills owned by its members. Mall advices from China state that a Chinese press association has been formed with headquarters at Shanghai and arrangements are being made to send correspondents to all important foreign capitals and to all prominent Chinese centers. . No - foreigners are to be Included among the correspond eats. '' Fertile Land Will Open. Lakevlew. The Lakevlew Land Of fice has been notified by tbe Depart ment of the Interior that a large body of land formerly. embraced In the Sil ver Lake irrigation project Is to be thrown open to settlement on Novem ber 26, 1910. Th'.s mean the settle ment of as area of 30,000 acres by the settlors who are coming to this section oi the stats. -Some of 'he best grain and agricultural lands la tbs state are included. ITEMS OF INTEREST THROUGHOUT OREGON Chronicle of Important Even of Interest to Our Readers. New Campaign Pamphlet. Salem Voters of t'-ie stale may now prepare to receive a second pamphlet under that act for the general elec tion. Copy for this pamphlet cannot be filed with the secretary Of state's office later than October 9. Under the act only the state executive commit tee, or managing officers of any polit ical party having nominated candi dates, may file matter for the pamph let and no' others except independent candidates. Political parties are awarded 24 Pages in the booklet, while Independent candidates are given two pages each. ' The charge for each page in the pamphlet is $50, which will go toward the expense of printing and mailing.' The secretary of state Is given two days after he receives the final copy to place it in the hands of the print er, and the printer has until October 23 to produce all ' of the pamphlets. These must be mailed by October 29. Fruit Men United. Roseburg At a well attended meet- tng held at the court house the fruit growers of Douglas county went on record favoring the co-operation of in terests In the shipping of their pro duct. It was the general expression of the meeting that in co-operation the fruits of Douglas county could be sold at prices equal to those received in other fruit districts, while under the present system of individual selling the prices were varied and in some In stances far too low. MISS HELEN TAFT. Will Aid Mother In Enter taining at the White House. MANY NEW FACES IN NEXT CONGRESS : Washington The sixty-second con gress will be almost unrecognizable. Never since the memory of man run neth not to the contrary have so many "leaders" failed of renorninatlon. . Tawney of M'nneaota; Boutell of Illinois, Gardner of Michigan, Scott of Kansas, Sparry of Connecticut, Nudd of Maryland and Huff of Pennsylva nia-are among a few of tbe prominent republicans who will fall to answer the roll call. Uncle Lou Livingstone is the most conspicuous of the demo cratic absentees. ' - The sltuat'on In the senate will be as bid if not wr.ree. With Hale, Aid rich, Burrows, Flint and Piles certain ly out, and a sure thing that Uever Idge,' Dick, Dcpow, Scoit, Carter and a number of o.hera may not follow, tbe senate after March 4 next will re semble a picked chicken so far as leaders are concerned. The next con gress will have a greater proportion of new Btate.-:nif n than any coiigrcxs bas "had In recent years. We art" Mir ii et ix-iut '"r tune If we do hut gnippie with ucr. Seneca. - r s i i. , ' NEWS PARAGRAPHS FROM . OTHER CITIES IN OREGON . The study of horticulture Introduced Into the Meth'ord High school this year is proving tn important addition. The class thus tar has been studying the planting anj pruning of trees. - A warrant has been Issued for the arrest of Elwood L. Clark, ex-cashier of the United States National Bank at Vale, Malheur county, charging him with irregularities in connection with the bank. Oregon's total valuation of crops for the present year, as estimated by Dr. James WIthycombe, director of the Oregon experimental station at Cor, vallts, will be approximately $115,000, 000. ., The Interstate commerce commls Sion, on complaint of the Oregon & Washington Lumber Manufacturers' Association, suspended the new lum ber schedule which the Southern Pa cific and its connecting lines in Ore gon ' proposed to put into effect Oc-. tober 16. Plans are .projected for a number of new six-Inch batteries at Fort Ste vens. The extreme rapidity and accu racy with which this calibre weapon can be fired will render them- ex tremely useful in defense of the sub marine mine fields. Including the coastwise traffic Port land has shipped 1,156,399 bushels of wheat during the cereal year begun July'l, as against 595,846 bushels for warded from the combined ports of Puget Sound, according to a state ment which has Just been' Issued by the Merchants' .Exchange. Matblas Machas, a horticulturist from Budapest, Hungary, traveling in the United States on a "stlpendium" granted him by hla government, is spending several days in Hood River investigating and studying the meth ods employed there In raising and packing apples. According to statistics compiled by the department of agriculture, - Ore gon leads the United States this year in apple production. The report shows that in September Oregon had 93 per cent of a full crop, while Wash Ington, tbe nearest competitor, bad 90 per cent of "full crop. A new high power telescope Instru ment has arrived at Fort Stevens for use in discovering and bringing with in focal distance approaching boats. It has such powerful lenses that objects at a distance of 40,000 yards, or near ly 23 miles, can be plainly discerned through this Instrument. Master Fish Warden R. E. Clanton, states that all of the hatcheries in District No. 1, with the exception of that on the McKenzle, will bs closed until spring, owing to a shortage of district funds. All of the eggs from the other hatcheries In the district aside from tbe McKenzle, will be sent to the central hatchery at Bonneville. William H. Williams, who has been treking across the continent amusing himself by sending threatening letters to the governor of Oregon, has been taken Into custody In California and will be returned to the Oregon hospi tal for the Insane, from which he was paroled In 1908. Williams has been worrying the officials at Salem with his communcatloni for mora than a year paBt. With the coming of the rainy season In Oregon, the Forest Service has planned the seeding of between 6000 and 6000 acres of burned-over lands at a costr of approximately $20,000; 700 acres being situated at the Bull Run watershed, as an auxiliary to the Portland water Bupply. The largest amount of planting U to be dons in the Mt. Hcbo district. The district was burned over tn 1857 and has never become reforested. With an attack upon the legality of the $3,000,000 Klamath Falls reclama tion project, Attorney C. W. Fulton, of Portland, Is preparing to not only oppose the c'aim of tbe Federal gov ernment that It has the Inherent right to close navigation when deemed to be to the best Interest of the people, but to open a legal question which may assail every Irrigation scheme now under process of construction by the reclamation service In tbe United Slates. Price Is Not Limited. Denver The right of the depart ment of the Interior at Washington to fix the price of coal lands belonging to the Federal government was up he'd In a decision by United States Judges Vandevanter and Lewis In an opinion handed down In the United States d strict court Tbs opinion holds that the department is not Urn ited by the prloe of $20 per acre named by tbe act of 1873, EXPLOSION WRECKS LOS ANGELES TIMES Fire Follows and Employes Are Trapped and Many Meet Death and Injury. Los Angeles Following the explo sion and fire which destroyed the Times building, with the almost cer tain loss of nineteen lives and Injury to more than a score, the finding of a dynamite bomb under the residence of F. J. Zeehandelaar, secretary of the Merchants' and Manufacturers' Asso ciation, and another under the window of the residence of General Harrison Gray Otis, editoNn-chlef of the Times, the city Is In a ferment of excitement. The explosion, wblcu occurred short ly after 1 o'clock Saturday morning, was of such terrific force that it al most completely wrecked the whole Interior of the six-story building, kill ing several men Instantly and cutting off others who sought means of es cape. Within a minute after tbe explosion the Instantaneous Ignition of gas from the p'.pes through the building caused flames to dart from a hundred win dows and leap far above the roof. Its force was greatest In the heart of the building directly under the composing room The men working there were thrown to the ground and the linotype machines tumbled over like a house of cards. Flames Cut Off All Escape. - There were 115 employes In the building at the time, half a hundred others having .left within a half hour before with the winding up of the work for the first edition. Tbe scenes that followed were Indescribable. Men cut off from ordinary exits by flames darting from every side, rush ed hither and thither looking for a means of escape and were finally forced to Jump from second and third story windows to the street below. Most of the serious Injuries were the results of these leaps for life. Even this opportunity of escape was denied to those who are numbered among tbe missing, most of whom are burled under the ruins. They died, crushed to death under tbe crumbling walls, or suffocated by tbe smoke and flames. Tbe paper was Just being closed for the morning editions and most of the editorial force had gone home for the night The mechanical force, how. ever, was still at work and tbe men were caught without a second's warn ing.. Labor Unions Blamed. General Harrison Gray Otis and other responsible heads of the Times, place the blame for the explosion on the labor unions, with which organi sations the paper bas long been en gaged In bltUr warfare. It Is charged that unknown parties set off a beavy charge of dynamite In a. blind alley which ran Into the center of the build ing. The leaders of the unions dis avow any responsibility for the out rage. The Times got out Its regular Issue printed on Its auxiliary plant, pro vided, Us management says, as a safe guard against Just such a disaster as has befallen It The City Council voted $25,000 as a fund to be used to run down the per petrators of the alleged -dynamiting of tbs Los Angeles Times. Ban Francisco O. A. Tveltmoe, secretary-treasurer of the State Build ing Trades Council, has offered a re Ward of ,$7,500 for tbs conviction of the perpetrators of tbs Los Angeles Times explosion. GATHERING OF BIRD MEN Chicago Tbs culmination of a year's remarkable progress In avia tion began In Chicago when entrants In the $30,000 New York-Chicago air race gave exhibitions at Hawthorne track. Tbe race to New York will stait next 'Saturday. Nine aviators are entrants. Tbe 1,000-mile flight to New York,' which must be accom plished In 186 hours elapsed time, tops unlimited, will be the greatest endurance test of modern flyers. Auto Races Result Fatally. New York Four dead and 19 seri ously Injured three probably fatally was tbs price In human flesh paid for the sixth running of the Vander bllt cup race, won by Harry Orant, dilvlng a 120-borsepowei AI:o. 1 2 A PI ,' Kt ;fw. ;:flu. mora. V.