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TWICE -A-WEEK SA TURD A Y EDITION J It? ENTERPRISE, WALLOWA COUNTY; OREGON, SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 1911.' TWELFTH YEAR. NO. 98. CITY OFFICIAL PAPER. V - I EMTEEPRISE m . wm m mms. m mm mm a m -m . mmr m mmmm k mm m m m rmnr f I f f. ' . ., r , , ' , HAREM SKIRT WILL STAY SAY MODISTES j-' GROWING POPULARITY OF, BIFUR CATED GARMENT PREDICTS; ITS PERMANENCY. ; New York. April 7 If any . on thinks the harem skirt Is going to be laughed and ridiculed out of fash ion much, the same as the direetolre gown "and sheath" skirts were, and aa the hobble Is now being, that person has . another unusually, large sized think coming, according to many of the dress and health experts of New York., .. " . ,- .- .;. -vv ' '' And should the harem remain, dressmakers are agreed that common aense will have scored the greatest victory over mere fashion on reoord.; ' Not many can be found to rave over the appearance of the bifurcated ekjrt, although leading modistes say that when the public once gets used to It. It will appear as modish a a ' Worth gown. But thatit Is comfort ableand what is more important hygenlc, few will deny. The Committee on Public Health of the AmerlcanWomen's Medical asso ciation held its annual meeting . to this city recently. Dr. Belle J. Mc T" 1 .1 . .. A Xtanr VlvV i t V delegates' and here IS) whatishe has to aay of the latest Paris importation: "From the standpoint of hygiene, it is. a capital innovation. Ia the first place, the trouser-like division gives perfect freedom of motion. But more important, the. harem skirt will not drag going" down steps, as ven a short tailor-made skirt is apt to do. This means that the wearer will be freed from' the collection of. germs, dust and mud that is bound ta gather on the bottom of the ordfnary skirt. Also on wet days the ankles will be -Cent a word single" insertion, M cent a word 2 insertions. Special rates by month and year. T LOST. Woolen Horse Blanket In south part of Enterprise, Saturday night. Reward for return ' to .this office. Jacob Bauer. ' . . 98btf WANTED. Fresh cow to pasture for use of! part of the milk. Good care. Plenty of water. Address care of this office. MONEY TO LOAN Slate Funds loaned, 6 per cent. John P. Rusk. Attjr. State Land B'd. Joseph FOR SALE. Eggs, single comb Brown Leghorn and Rhode Island Reds, pure-bred stock. $1.50 for 15. L. E. Jordan, En terprise. ' 98b4 . .'- See O. W.. Franklin for full blood Barred Plymouth. Rock" settings. 92tf Work team, well broke, for sale at low price for cash. One of the hors ' es worth the price asked. Inquire at thia office. , 92a6 . S. C. Rhode Island Red Eggs. $1 fo 16. C. J Sanford,, Enterprise. 88b8 Matched team of horee9. Well broke and true to pujl-v See Carl Roe or W. I. Calvin. Enterprise. Ore. 83btf I, will sell all or. any of my town prop e ty at ; reasonable prices. W. W. Zurcher, Enterprise, Oregon. 40btf See 3, 3 N 44 40 A. S E sec. M. W NW see. 23.SW SW ee. 14, 2 fcV46 280 A. 4btf J. B. Cook, Burma, Ore- Seed OaU that will grow. Don't you know oats play out. Get Selected, Tested Swedish Regenerated. Charles Down, Joseph. 88a8 ; Good sorrel gelding, 9 years "old, wt. 1200 pounds. Sound. Broke to all bar ness. Good set of heavy work harn ' eea with collars and pads. C. S. BRADLEY Sa4 Enterprise, Ore ' One cook stove and one heating stove both , in good condition. Inquire at this office. 98btf SOCIALISTS WIN MANY MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS. How rapidly the Socialist party Is . advancing and becoming a factor in political life is indicated by the fol , lowing results hi Municipal elections during the last month: March 6 O. C. Wilson and William ' Montgomery elected to the city coun ell at Muscatine, Iowa, on the Soc ialist ticket. protected from the chill caused .by damp skirts rubbing against them. If all women adopt ihe harem, I be lieve they will be much healthier." ' From other" sources come praise for the harem." no less an authority than Mme. Ripley, president of the Chicago Dressmakers' Club, declaring that within a year the new fashion will be worn- by all women who wish to be strictly In style.' OBITUARY. Mrs. Sarah Workman, wife of T. W. Workman of this city, died Wed nesday, Match 23, at La Grande, of blood poisoning. Funeral was held Friday; interment in La Grande cem etery. Mrs. Workman, who had been ill here for several, weeks, was taken three weeks ago by iMr. Workman to Stanfield, Umatilla county, where her mother lives, and where she was rapidly recovering, until the picking of a pimple on , her Hp caused blood poisoning. She 1 was brought to La Grande and alfthat skill and loving care could do was -of no avail, her sufferings being ended only by death. Sarah, daughter of Samuel and Mary E, Hiatt, wss born in Utah, Nov. 28,' 1869, and was married to Thomas W. Workman in June, 1887, at Parker, Ida. To ' them seven chil dren were born, four . of whom sur vive: Bertha, age 17, May 13 Zetta 8 and W, Bud 6.- Besides-fhe Immedi ate family, her mother seven broth ers and three sisters "urvrve. The deceased was an earnesthris tian woman, devoted to- her home and family,' and her death , leaves a va cancy that can never be filled. Fred S. Tshley returned Thursday from a business trip to Portland. Bass Weaver went to Echo, Thurs day, to shear sheep. ' ' Mrs. L. O. Johnson and childi of Im naba returned Thursday from a few days visit at Wallowa. ' Bankruptcy Referee John S. Hod gin of La Grande came in Thursday to hear suits in connection with the Rankin estate. March 28 The Socialists carried Two Harbors,, Minn., electing a mayo! and "three aldermen. . March 22 The Socialists carried South Frankfort, Mich., electing a full ticket. ' v ; March 27 The Socialists of Belle Plaine, Iowa, elected one alderman and came within fourteen votes of electing a mayor, and missed electing a second alderman by only five votes. March 27 Socialists of Wichita, Kan., on direct ' primary election nominate mayor and two members of the city commission. The party show ed great, strength,; having 700 more votes than Graham, the prohibition 1st, who has been mayor for four years and who was nominated by his partv. This makes the Socialist, A. t Blase, a cobbler, and Graham, tne only two candidates. March 31-E. D. Barber, Socialist, elected corporation attorney of Ben. nington, i Ver., defeating Judge1 E. L Bates. . x April -1 J. Stiff Wilson, Socialist, elected mayor of . the .heretofore atronir ReDublican r.ltv of Berkeley. CaK, defeating Hodgehead, Republi can, by a plurality of 284. Wilson received 2750 votes. Hodgehead had the unqualified endorsement of Col onel Roosevelt, who recently delivered a series of addresses at the Unlversl ty of California here. April 4 John A. C. Mlnton, cigar maker and Socialist, was electedTmay or of Flint, Mich.., by a plurality of 852. He polled over 7000 votes. The Socialists also elected three 'alder men, three superlvlsora and two school trustees, one of the latter being May or Minton's wife. . - ' April 5 H. J Houghton. Social ist, elected mayor of Glrardy Kan., by 61 votes over his nearest opponent, April 5 Three Nebraska cities, Bea trice, Red Cloud and Wymore elect ed Socialist mayors. William Griffin, a sprinkling cart driver, got the maj orlty of Beatrice votes: Edward Wy mack was chosen In Wymore, and Ed ward Foe in Red Cloud. April 6 At Vietor, Col., the entire Socialist ticket was elected by 600 majority, Joseph B. Bitterly, being made mayor. O. A. C. STUDENTS '' HELP EACH OTHER Corvallfs, April 7--The student ioar fund at the Oregon Agricultural Col lege for the-temporary assistance of self-supporting bovg and girls, has Just had a contribution of $50 to. its empty ciroreequer from the receipts the l'h.!r.t!elphlan and Femnian lit erary societies netted from a recent production of "The College Widow TRUXTON KING -:- A Story of Graustark GEORGE BARB McCUTCHEON BY Copyright, 1909, by George Barr McCutcaeon Copyright, 1909, by Ooid, Head Company CHAPTER XI. . UNDER TnitjOROOND. THE second da.v"pfter his Incar ceration began" King was given food and drlnb,. It was high time, for he was almost fam ished. Thereafter twice d day he was led into the larger room and given a surprisingly hearty meal. . ' i Peter Brutus had Just voiced the pleasure of the majority by urging the necessity for physical torture to vrlug the government's secrets from the pris- rn .1." T." Inc. half fnttolahAjl half nnnvaA by thirst, bad been llsteulng to the fierce argument through the thin door that separated the rooms. - He heard the sudden, eager movement toward the doer of bis cell and squared him self against the -opposite wall, ready to Sght to the death.' Then there came a voice that he recognized. ' ; ', A woman was addressing be con spirators In tones of deadly earnest ness. His heart gave a bound. It was the first time sluee bis incarceration that he had beard "the voice of Olga Platanova. she who still must be bis friend. . ' . "No! . Yon shall not torture him. ' 1 have said he is no spy. I still say it!" she was exclaiming. t , God. girl, we cannot turn 'him loose now. He must die." This was from Spantz. . "We cannot release him, I grant you," she said, and Truxton's heart sank. "Not now., but afterward, ves. When it is all over he can do no harm. But hear mo now, all of you. If be Is harmed in any way I shall not perform my part olthe work on the 2Gtb. This is final." "You cannot withdraw!" exclaimed Peter Brutus. "You are pledged. You are sworn. It is ordained." "I, Olga Platanova. say this to you. It is not a plea, not a petition; it is an ultimatum. Spare him Vr the glorious cause must suffer by my defection." "thl Not so loud, girl! He can hear every word you say!" "Let him hear. Let him know that I, Olga Platanova, am to hurl the thing that is to destroy the life of Prince uoDin. 1 am not afraid to have him know today what the world will know next week. Then the world will say that.OIga Platanova was not a beast, but a deliverer, a creator! Let him hear!" ' The listener's blood was running cold. The life of Prince Robin! An assassination! "The thing that will destroy!" A bomb! For half an hour they argned with her, seeking to turn her from the stand she had taken. Then they came to terms with her. TJruxton King owed tils life to this strange girl, who knew him not at all, but who believed In him. Truxton was brought Into the room a few minutes later. He was white with emotion as he faced the commit tee of teu. Before a word could be addressed to blm be blurted out: . "YoA cowards! Weak as I am, 1 would have fought for you. Miss Pla tanova, if I could bare got through that door. Thank you for what you hare done to convince these dogs! Only don't do this awful thing! Think of that dear little boy!" Olga Platanova crledVout and covered her eyes with, ber bands. She was led from the room by William Spanta. Peter Brutus stood over King, whose arms were held by two stalwart men. "Enough!" be commanded. "We spare you not for ber sake, but for the sake of the cause we serve. Hear me! You arc to be held here a prisoner until our pluns are consummated. You will be properly fed and cared for. You have heard Miss Platanova say that she will cook the food for you herself, but you are not to see ber." King Interrupted him. "I haven't the least doubf that you will kill me In the end. She may not be here to pro tect me after after the assassination." "She is prepared to die by the same bomb that slays the prince," was all that Brutus would say in response to this, but King observed the sly look that went around among them. He knew then that they meant to kill blm in the end. ' Afterward. . In his little room, he writhed In the agony of helplessness, The prince, bis court the government all were to be blasted to satisfy the end of this, sickening conspiracy. Lo ralne! She. too. was doomed! lie groaned aloud in his misery and awe, There was a telegraph Instrument in the outer room. He could bear It ticking off Its messages day and night and could bear the discussion of re ports as tbey came in or went out. It soon became clear to blm that the wire connected tbe room with Marlanz'a headquarters near Balak, In Axpbaln. a branch Instrument being stationed in tbe care above tbe witch's hut. j2iLhla.UUrLnlsUt be heard, ttefojm "WEAK AS I AM, I WOULD HAVK FOUOBT FOB SOU." mitteedlscusslngthe conditions at the castle. "The count Is more afraid of this man Tullls than of ail the rest," aver red Peter Brutus. "He bas reasons to hate and fear the Amerlcuus. That Is why be desires., tbe death of our pris oner. He has said time and again over the' wire that King will In some way escape and play the deuce with our plans. It does not seem possible, however. We have him absolutely se cure." "This is the 22d; Saturday is the 28th, ' Nothing could be done to stop us in four days," said one of the wo men. "Count Marlanx will be ready on the 2Gth. He bas said so. A new strike will be declared on the railroad .on the 25th, and tbe strikers will be in tbe city with their grievances. Saturday's cele bration will bring men from tbe moun tains and tbe mines to town. A single blow, and we have won." So spoke Brutus. "We must not we cannot fall," grat ed William Spantz, and the cry was re iterated by half a dozen voices. ' The next morning, after a sleepless night, Truxton King made his first de termined attempt to escape. He knew that two armed men stood guard in tbe outer room day and night The door to tbe stairway leading into tbe armorer's shop was of Iron and heavily barred; tbe door opeulug Into the sewer was even more securely bolted. Besides, there was a great stone door at tbe foot of tbe passage. The keys to these two doors were never out of the possession of William Spantz. One of his guards held tbe key to tbe stairway door.' His-only chance lay in his ability to suddenly overpower two men and make off by way of tbe armorer's shop. When his little door was opened on the moruing of the 23d Truxton King's long, powerful figure shot through as if sped by a catapult. Tbe man with the candle and the knife went down like a beef, floored by a blow on the Jaw. The American, bis eyes blazing with hope and despera tion, kept onward, to find himself face to face with Olga Platanova! She was staring at blm with fright ened eyes, ber lips apart, her bands to ber breast He turn ed. "He has not the key," she cried, "nor have I. You have no chance to escape. Go back!" A key rattled in the door. When it swung open two men stood In tbe "hi has not tui aperture, both kbv!" with drawn pis tols. Tbe girl looped between them and the helpless, defeated Amerlcr.u. "Remember!" she cried. "You are not to kill him!" Peter Brutus had risen from the floor, half dazed, but furious. He made a vicious leap at King, bis knife ready for tbe lunge. "I'm glad It's your roared - King, leaping aside. Uls flt shot out. and agasi Brutus went down. "Miss .Platanova. call your uncle." be was ordered. ''It Is now necesxary to bind the felloe's bauds. They are too. dangerous to be aljcwud to roam CITY - AND COUNTY BRIEFS. , Deputy Sheriff Pace was serving papers out at Flora the first of the week. r A report from Elgin says there has been one death there of scarlet fe ver' and 'that five other cases are in quarantine. A. F. Poley Is here this' week look ing after business affairs. He and Mrs. Poley do rot expect to move back-from Portland unNl about June 1. H. V. Grunsky of the U. S. census bureau is at Hotel Enterprise, and he would like to meet all irrigators who have not sent in a ' full report by mail to the Bureau of Census. He will be here several days. Editor Sloan P. Shutt and Mrs. Shuttl of Joseph were on Friday's train eh route to Portland on a com bined business and pleasure trip, Ed itor Shutt told us he chose this par ticular time for going to Portland, Immediately following Roosevelt's visit, because he thought Beckwtth, Mills, Wilcox and the rest of the high moguls would be sleeping Off the celebration attendant on Teddy's visit, and he could slip in without a big demonstration in his honor. He is also booked for a lecture ' Saturday night before the Sunnybrook Irriga tor's Club on the Hop Louse question. CHURCH SERVICES. Christian: Servfles as usual next Sunday. ' Methodist: The regular prayer meeting will be held on- Thursday, ev ening. Next Simday morning the pas tor, Rev, B. F. Meredith, will preach a special sermon to old people. At the evening service the Rev. G. G. Haley will preach and on the follow ing' Monday evening will hold the 3rd quarterly conference. Rev. H. B. Foskett, who has been absentfrom the city for a few days on business relating to the local Baptist church expects to return here Saturday afternoon and will preach in the Baptist church tomorrow at the usual hours. at largelTi TQlsTaSuKm.- All day long Truxton paced his little prison, bitterly lamenting his ill timed effort Now be would be even more carefully guarded. His bauds were bound behind his back. He was pow erless. If he bad only watted! Luck bad been against blm. How was be to ktfow that the guard with tbe keys ad gone upstairs when Olga brought Is breakfast down? It was -fate. Tbe 23d dragged Itself Into the past, and the 24th was following In the gloomy wake of Its predecessors. Two days more! He began to feel tbe ap proach of madness. His own death was not far away. It would follow that of tbe prince and of Olga Plata nova, bis friend. But be was, not thinking of bis own death; be was thinking of tbe prince's life. , j Forty-eight hours! That was all! Early that night as be lay with his ear to tbe crack of tbe door be beard them discussing bis own death. It was to come as soon as Olga had gone to her reward. She was not there to de feud blm. Spantz had said that she was praying lu ber room, committing her soul to God. Truxton King sud denly pricked up bis ears, attracted by a sentence that fell from tbe lips of one of the men. "Tullls is on bis way to the bills of Dawsbergen by this time. He will be out of tbe way on the 20th safe enough." "Count Mnrlanx was not to be satis fied until be bad 'found tbe means to draw blm away from Edelweiss," said another.- "This time it will work like a charm. Late this afternoon Tullls was making ready to lead a troop of cavalry Into the bills to effect a res cue. Suuta Maria! That was a clever stroke! Not only does be go himself, but with him goes a captain with 100 soldiers from the fort. Ha. ha! Mar lanx Is a fox a very exceptional fox!" Tullls off to the bills with soldiers to effect a rescue! Truxton sat op, his Drain whirling. "A wise fox!" agreed Peter Brutus thickly. "1 wonder what our fine pris oner will say to it when tbe new pris oner comes to keep blm company over the 2Cth." , ' - OIAPTER XIL-- A NEW PRISONER ARBITCS. DT was far past midnight when King was aroused from the dose into - wbicb be bad fullon. Was It tbe 2th? Loud, quick commands came to his ears. They are here at last," be heard some one say. "God! This suspense bas been awful. But they are here." "Stand ready, tbeu, with tbe gnus!" cried Peter Brutus, "it may be a trick, after all. Don't open tbat door dowu there, Spantz. until you know wbo Is on tbe outside." "It's all right" tame at last to the relieved, eager voice of Peter Brutus. "Clear the way, comrades. Give tbem room. By our holy father, this la a brave triumph. Ah!" . JJeavy. footsteps clogged into tbe 10 TO CITY BOIL COUNCIL DECIDES TO OCCUPY ITS PURCHASE WILL RE PAIR WATER DITCH. At a special meeting of council, Thursday night, It was decided to use the city building now occupied by the Enterprise" Press for the library and reading , room, also ,as a council chamber. The building af ter remodeling and refitting will an swer well for the purpose. Places will also be provided for the fire apparatus. Tbe committee on the cltyi ditch re ported that it would take from $500 to $000- to replace the old flume with new pipe an ,to clean out the ditch and place It 4n order. The marshal was directed to go ahead and dig the trench for the pipe, and the city re corder to write for prices on pipe of various sizes. The recorder was al so directed to advertise for bids for cross walk lumber. A petition was presented for the . opening of Mountclalr avenue to Greenwood street. Mountclalr is para llel -to and first west of Depot street In Alder View addition. Councllmen Ashley, Combes and Hockett are a committee to ascertain the cost. Clvea Aid to, Strikers. Sometimes liver, kidneys, and bow els seem to go on a strike and re fits .! to work right. Then you need those pleasant little strike breakers Dr. King's New Life Pills to give them natural aid and gently compel proper action. Excellent health soon follows. Try them. 25c at all drug gists. Lee Weaver went to La Grande Thursday on a few days business-and pleasure trip. room, accompanied by stertoriuu breathing' and no small 'amouut of grunting from masculine throats. .Not one but three or four 'languages were spoken by tbe excited, inteuse occu pants of the other room. King could make nothing of what tbey suid. Filial ly the sharp. Incisive voice of Wil liam Spantz broke through the babble, commanding silence. "Still uncousclous," be suld when some measure of order was mi-nred. "Yes," grunted oup of tbe men. "We will have our Instructions to morrow. The count Is to Inform us before nightfall where she Is to be re moved to. Next week Bbe Is going to go to Spbloss Marlanx." Brutus added a cruel, heartless luugh. . A woman, thought Truxton. The countess! They hud brought ber here from Bulak, after all. What a re morseless brute Marlanx must be to maltreat his beautiful wife! To my mind she Is more beautiful than bis own wife." observed Anna Cromer. "She will be a flue morsel for the count wbo has even cast longing eyes on so homely a mortal as 1." "All woman are alike to blm," said Spantz seutentlously. "We must put ber In the room with tbe American for tbe present. You are sure he will take her awajkbefore Sat urday T A woman's cries are most dis tressing." It was Spantz wbo spoke. - "I'll stop ber crying." volunteered Anna Cromer harshly. "She's regaining ber senses!" ex claimed one of the men. "Stand back, every one. Give her air.-" . Presently tbe door to King's room was thrown open. He bad got to bin feet and was standing In tbe ceuler of tbe room, his eyes blinking lu tbe glare of light. "Hello!" cried Peter Brutus. "You up. eb? We've got a fair lady for you. my friend. Get back there, you dog! Keep In your corner." "You are a fine buuch of human beings!" blurted Truxtou. A man with n lighted candle entered first, holding tbe llgbt above bis head. Ho was followed by two others, who supported the drooping, tottering fig ure of a woman. "Let ber sit there against tbe wait. Drago. Julius, fetch lu more rancUtf. She must not be left lu tbe dark. U says she Is not to be frightened to death. Women are afraid of the dark and strange dogs. Let there lie light." scoffed Peter Brutus, spitting toward King. "I'll get you for that some day." grated tbe American, white with anger. "Enough!" commanded William Bpantz. "We ore not children." Turn-, ing to King, be went on, a touch of kindness In his voire': "Cheer ber If you can. She Is oue of your class. Do not let the lights go out." Raising his bands, be fairly drove the others from the doorway. For a time King stood In bis corner, watching tbe figure huddled , against tbe opposite wall Suddenly be started (Continued oa Page 2.) LIBRARY MOVE