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Furniture, Carpets, Rugs, Linoleum, Pianos and Organs
New Royal and Singer Sewing Machines.
Wall Paper, Glass Moulding
Baby Baggies and Go-Carts.
FRED ASHLEY, The Home Furnisher,
UNDERTAKING AND EMBALMING
NOTICE TO STOCKHOLDERS.
Notice is hereby given that the
annual meeting ot the stockholders I
of the Wallowa National Bank, of;
Enterprise, Oregon, will be held at
the office of their banking house In
Enterprise, Oregon, on Tuesday, the
12th day of January, 1909. between
the hours of 10 a. m. and 4 p. m.
for the election of directors for the
ensuing year, and for the transac
tion of such other business as may
legally come before said meeting.
Dated at Enterprise, Oregon, De
cember 4th, 1908.
32t5 W R. HOLMES, Cashier.
It is the natural winter
home of many thousand
of the world's best peopie.
Under the gentle influence
of its mild winter climate,
every amusement and
recreation abounds. Such
bathing, boating, fishing,
driving; such picnics, par
ties and "jollifications."
Los Angeles, Paso Robles
Hot Springs, Hotel del
Monte, Santa Barbara,
Venice, Long Beach Santa
Cruz, or a score of Bimilur
resorts and you will find
health, congenial sur
associates, faultless ac
commodations and num
berless attractions and
The 0. R. & N. Co
The Southern Pacific Co.
Make inexpensive round trip
excursion rates to California
A six months stopover
ticket Wallowa to Los
Angeles and return is
Corresponding rates are in ef
feet to other points.
We have some very distinctive
literature covering California's
winter resorts, and will take
pleasure in giving yon all of the
information and assistance at
;For tickets, sleeping car reservations,
etc., call on, telegraph or write
E. T. Campion, Agent, Wallowa.
WM. McMURRY, gen. pass, agent.
KSs AFTER CHRISTMAS
A Little Late for
A FEW BARGAINS.
BIG CUT IN PRICES
Of Ladies' and Children's Coats and Furs
of these goods left and
we will offer them at
Dont Miss this Chance for a BARGAIN
Winter yet to Come.
rj!bS iGrvf vrv-
THE MOST TERRIBLE DISASTER
IX HISTORY OCCURS IN
10,000 REPORTED LOST
At Messina 12,000 Tcrish in Earth,
quake and Tidal Wave King
and Queen Go to Scene.
I Rome, Dec. 30. Between 90,000
, and 100,000 dead; MesBina, on the
island of Sicily, and Reggio and a
score of towns in Southern Italy
overwhelmed; entire Calabrian re
gion laid waste that is the earth
quake's "record of Monday so far as
at present known. Reports are com
ing in Elowly to Rome on account of
the most complete destruction of
lines of communication to the strick
The death total in MeBslna ranges
from 12.000 to 60,000; that of Reg
gio, which, with Its adjacent villages
numbered 45,000, Includes almost
the entire population; at Pall, 1000
are reported dead; at Cassano, 1000;
at Cosenzaa, 500, and half the pop
ulation ot Bagnara, about 4000.
King and Queen to Aid.
The King and Queen of Italy are
now on their way to Messina, hav
ing sailed Tuesday evening from
Naples aboard the battleship Vittorio
Emmanuele. The pope has shown
the greatest distress at the calamity
and he nlmself was the first to con
tribute $200,000 to the relief of the
afflicted. British, French and Rus
sian warships are steaming towards
the south and already several of the
ships of Great Britain and Russia
have performed heroic service in the
work of rescue.
It is feared that many foreigners
have been killed, as a number of ho
tels at Messina and doubtless all
other places were crowded with tour
ists. Swept by Tidal Wave.
Messina, whose tragic history has
been marked by tidal waves and war,
and which was the center of Mon
day's terrestial maelstrom, was shak
en to ruins. Flashes burst forth to
complete the city's destruction and
to burn alive untold numbers help
lessly pinioned beneath fallen walls.
The Strait of Messina was shaken
and twisted by the earthquake's
trembling, for mariners report the
channel altered beyond recognition.
Practically three-fourths of the city
was swept from the earth by a vast
Christmas Shopping but just the time for
25 per cent Discount
FUNK & CO.
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tidal' wave. Hundreds met death In
Danger of resilience.
There is the eravest daneer that
pestilence will follow the destruc- !
tloa of the town. On account of
the vast havoc wrought, bodies will
lie unburied for days and weeks.
Those who escaped death, many of
whom are badly injured, are making
their way by the thousands to the
nearest place of refuge.
Mount Aetna appears to have
been the center of the disturbances
and that portion of Sicily within a
radius of 40 miles seems to have
been laid waste. It is not known
whether the volcano is in action, as
that section ot the island is complete
ly cut oft from the world, even the
railroads of the entire eastern half
of the city being destroyed.
Ruberoid roofing, 1 ply and 2 ply,
for ei.iO by S. D. Keitner.
Abe Ruef Given
Xotice of Appeal Given Climax of
Lcng Struggle Marked by
. Dramatic Events,
San Francisco, Dec. 30. Fourteen
years in the penitentiary, the maxi
mum, was the sentence meted out
Tuesday to Abraham Ruef, who for
four years directed the political des
tinies of San Francisco as adviser of
the administration of Eugene E.
Schmltz, mayor of the city.
Judgment was pronounced at the
close of a day devoted to lgal bat
tle, wherein the defense sought to
Introduce many reasons for a new
trial. There wag no demonstration
on the part of the spectators during
the proceedings in the courtroom,
nor later when Ruef, having entered
the prison van in the custody of a
deputy sheriff, started in the dusk
on his long ride to the county Jail.
Before the adjournment of court
notice of appeal had been filed on
behalf of the defendant and the
court had signed a writ of probable
cause, which will act as a stay of
In a trial that was prolonged
through a period of nearly four
months Ruef was convicted, Decem
ber 10, of bribing John J. Furey, an
ex-supervisor, to favor the award of
an overhead trolley franchise to the
United Railroads. This was one of
114 Indictments returned against
Ruef by the Oliver grand Jury.
One of the many Incidents that
tended to make the trial of Ruef re
markable was the shooting of As
sistant District Attorney Francis J.
Heney by Morris Haas, an ex-convict,
whose past record was exposed
by the prosecutor after the would-be
slayer had been accepted as a mem
bers of the Jury. Haas subsequently
committed suicide in the county Jail.
We have a nice Assortment
with most of the
LOTS OP BUSINESS
SHIPMENTS TO AND FROM EN
TERPRISE ARE HEAVY 5
CARS Of- STOCK.
Sixty-five car loads of live stock
have been shippel from Enterprise
station since November 17, the date
of the first shipment from this place,
or during a period of 39 days not
From a painting by Sargent.
JOSEPH PULITZER, EDITOR CF THE NEW YORK WORLD.
Joseph Tulltzer, who drew the president's fire through editorial criticism
of the Panama canal purchase, hus for the last thirty years been one of the
most conspicuous figures in American joucunliKin. The New York World, of
which he is the proprietor, has for two decades been a potent factor not only
in national politics, but has wielded a powerful influence in public nffnlrs in
New York city and throughout the Empire State. Few men have a firmer
grasp upon matters of worldwide importance than Mr. Pulitzer, and bis
newspaper reflects his views in the most minute particular.
counting Sundays when no trains
, Daring the same time there have
been 15 car load lots received here.
The business both passenger and
freight has exceeded a-.itlcipat.ions,
and the railroad men say the busi
ness breaks all records for a new
station at a town of this size.
Harry Dowd shipped three cars of
cattle to Wallace from Enterpi-lsa,
Thursday, and M. E. Hotchklss ship
ped one car of hogs and one mixed
hogs and cattle, Friday. Hotchklss
also loaded two cars of hogs at
Agent Harman sold J1000 worth of
tickets during December, which cer
tainly shows that the people of En
terprise and vicinity are going sjine.
Friday morning 33 tickets were sold.
A collision with a hand car too
near the track below Wallowa
knocked off the coach and smoker
steps Monday afternoon.
A candy butcher, Uarkalow Bros,
of La Grande, keeps passengers
awake on the long run on the branch
Fever sores and old chronic sares
should not be healed entirely, but
should be kept In healthy condition.
This can be done by applying Cham
berlain's Salve. This salve has no
superior for this purpose. It Is al
so most excellent for champed '
hands, sore nipples, burn3 a id din-1
eases of the skin. For sale by j
Burnaugh & Mayflald.
PRAIRIE CREEK FIRM
FEEDING 700 FORKERS
Morgan & Poley have turned off
440 head of bogs this fall from th-.ir
Prairie Creok ranches. They have
bought 3000 bushels of grain and are
now feeding about 700 head, which
will not be sold until the latter
part of the winter.
Claude Sprague of Corvallis, who
has had charge of Morgan's dairy
ranch ' the past summer and fall,
was given a leave of absence and
has gone to Corvallis to take the
short course In agriculutre at the
O. A. C. He -will probably return
In tho spring. Stone Cutncr, re-
is working In
NEW REAL ESTATE FIRM.
Jacob Wa.iner. 1 A. Wagner and
O. M. Corking have formed a part
nership in the real estate business
under the name of the Enterprise
ileal Estate company. The members
:f the firm are well known. Jacob
vVagner is a pioneer resident ot am
ple means who knows the land of
iii.i county and its value as well
is anybody. F. A. Wagner has al
ready proven himself to be one of
he most successful real estate
idlers l.i th lo.inty, Mr. Corkins,
i wading lawyer and ex-county Judge,
is no novice having been in the real
eitate buisneis at. Wallowa before
coming to Enterprise. The com
pany's office Is upstairs over Ber
and's harness shop.
A Sprained Ankle.
As a rule a man will feci well sat
isfied If ho ctin hobble around on
crutches in two or three weeks after
spraining hl3 ankle, and it is often
two or three months before he is
fully recovered. This is an unnec
essary loss of time, as by apply
ing i:hainberluin'g Liniment, as di
rected, a cure may as a rule be
effected in lesi than one week's
I time, and in maty cases wllhln three
, days. Sold by Uurnaugh & Mayfleld
One Minute Washer satisfaction
guaranteed or money refunded, at
L E. JORDAN.
cently from Mlsosuri,
Sprauo J place.
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Oregon Realty and
We are glad to announce that wc are now in
stalled in our new office, the former Chieftain office,
first door west of postoffice, where we will be glad
to meet our friends and patrons, and anyone look
ing for an investment in Wallowa County farm or
city property or livestock.
Former County Assessor Sam F. Pace has
bought a one-half interest- in, and will devote his
time to the business.
Yours for business,
The O. R. & I. Co.
PA! FOR RAILROAD
RESIDENT OF NORTH COUNTRY
CONTENDS PEOPLE SHOULD
Someone Blgnlng himself "Subscri
ber,'' had the following rousing rail
roa.l letter In the latest issue of
the Flora Journal:
"We of the North End, why lie dor
mant any longer. We all know that
first, we have the best of timothy
and and lots of It. Sarond, we all
mow good timothy laid ner a rail
road to be worth anywhere from $30
o flit) per acre. Again we are al
most certain of a logging road as
far out a) Sled Springs in the very
tear future. Why not make a movi
tnyway and put out some kind o' "
nducement to the company m '
and their road on Into the .-ii '1
Knd. Say .each of us who have
or property of any kind ojL h
..ould take so much stock 1 1 1
o Intersect with the loggi. g
fhe result 'would be our la id v
uslly double if not treble in v
"Hut, says one, it mlsht n
ea It would, l.ojk at t u 1
torses and .cattle which go 1
he county every ye.ir, bji..s
umber, wood and hay that wj .
"As to transportation, sa. 1
lUier, there Is not much land i
ivatlon yet. Truo enough, b it
it the land that could and wo '.
ut in cultivation If we ha I :
or hay and other produco -j
this North End soil Is adapts 1.
lgaln It Is only a step, compd. 1
lown some1 of the canyo:is ti '
irand Konde river to the a.i 1j 1
d coal fluids in abundance 11
'.h rough to Walla Walla. It t
1 matter of time until tills
tier step will be made an I wl.
3 muke it and profit there jy. 1.
ou have two qua.tjrs of land worth
10 an acre it would pay you to giv-3
.ne quarter (If need be) to mi 1
he other worth $t0 per acre. I '
in ordinary yield of timothy hiy .1
v market at $10 per ton, 0119 q i.i i 1
3 sufficient to keep any fanu'y
"And then some would say: Well,
t would be a big Job to clear this
and. You need not care how bis
1 Job it Ij If you are getting good
ay for your land. The most of you
.vould have lumber, wood, and posts
enough on your land to make you big
wages while you were clearing,
there la no better land for timothy.
ton to the acre would be a very
unall crop any kind of a season.
' We know people here who are
jotter posted and more competent to
igltate his subject and set the
juople to thinking.
"Mr. Laud Owner, please wake up
md If your thumb U sore, place your
J-pencil but wesn your fingers and tell
is what you think anyway."
I -and lord Dauer has a fine, large
Ira wing of tho new court bouse, as
It will appear when completed, hang
ing In the offico of Hotel Enter
prise. Selvo 1 r.-opein Monday,
S. F. PACE.