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antj Official Paper. City Official Taper.- THE REPRESENTATIVE NEWSPAPER OF WALLOWA COUNTY. r OL XVIII. NO. 19. ENTERPRISE. OREGON- JANUARY 9, 1902. WHOLE N0-!): I ?. - M jg8C rlFftY. t rM. r 23 iiiiiM Beginning Saturday, Dec. 28th, we will place on sale an immense line of merchandise at aston ishtnlv low prices. We do this in order to re diti our .stock, before taking our annual invoice Feby. 1st, and every one is invited to call . and avail themselves of this opportunity to secure I ' i h I bargain . We also take this oppornity to express to one and all our appreciation of their liberal patron age during the past year and solicit the same in the future. We assure you that we will do our utmost to merit your good will, and endeavor to serve you faithfully. Wishing all a prosperous and happy New. Year, we ar Respectfully yours, E. M. 1 ' - , M. CO. THE WORLD'S NEWS FROM FAR & NEAR. Clipped From Our Exchanges. The Huntington Herald says: J. S. Locke returned from Fortland Tues day, where he has been attending to business matters. Mr. Locke says there is a general feeling around the Northwest Kailway company's office that work on the Northwest road down Snake river will begin early in the spring. A boy can sit on a sled six inches Square, tied to a thigh moving eight miles an hour but couldn't sit on a sofa five minutes for a dollar. A man will sit on an inch board and talk politics for three hours; put him in a church pew for forty minutes he gets nervous, twists and goes to sleep. A man will fill his mouth with tobacco juice, till i,t runs down Lis chin, and feel good, but a, hair in the butte kills him. Ex. General Beebe and staff have just completed an inspection of the differ ent organizations composing the Oregon National Guard. There are now 1497 officers and men in the ser vice all of whom are completely equip ped for service. They have full uni forms and accoutrements, blankets, shelter tents, and 40 rounds of fixed ammunition per man, in reserve. Any of the companies that might be ordered out for service could go on short notice. They have everything n hand at their armories. ALBA, Dec. 30. A strange natural phenomenon is reported by Camas praire stockmen returning from sum mer ranges or frontt cattle-buying in the Wallowa country. According to them the freak has never become known outside the Wallowa district, but is said to be worth going hundreds of miles to see. The scene is at Wal lawa Lake, the. well known summer resort, and the phenomenon is a mi- age of remarkable distinctness. Ob jects on one side of the lake appear to i man at a certain angle on the other to be rushing rapidly up the hillsides into the clouds. A herd of cattle be ing driven past the lake homeward by the Camas Prairie herders was Been to ;o straight-skyward to the horror of the deluded spectators on the opposite side. The phenomenon is supposed to be an ordinary mirage rare in this '.iountry and common in some parts of the world. State Finances. 5ai.em, Jan. 3. The State Treasurer has filed his semi-annual statement, showing the condition of the various funds in his hands December 31, 1901. Greneral fund Com school gri college $ 81,173.14 fund, prin 5C1.123.54 " int 72,694.40 prin int prin int prin int 28,078.59 5,814.75 8,638.74 2,186.54 129,36 40.08 3,288.95 19,673.63 University Thurston Uvamp land " Tide " ' " Salmon industry " .Military tax " Or. Soldiers' II Nat " St Board of Exam " Hatchery dist No 2 " Oregon stove f'ndry " Hatchery " Rounty . " Pure food " Total 1,246.08 1,747.08 4,052 98 115.37 14.00 328.57 21,191.69 16,654.06 114.75 $ 828,297.25 State Taxe Fixed. Sai.em, .Inn. 3. The Governor, Sec retary of State and State Treasurer f odsiy estimated the amount of reve uue to be raised for fltase purposes for the year 1902 at $895,000 for general pnrpttnes ar(T $25,000 for the Agricul tural College,, or a total of $920,000. This is $250,000 greater than hit year's revenue. This gum is appro priated among the several countin aording to the ratio fixed by the act of the last Legislature. Under that act, each county will contribute to the expenses of the state to the pro portion which their average assess ments for the last five years bear to the average of the total assessments of all the counties for the same period. The purpose of that law was to remove the incentive to reduction of valua tions, and now each county must coo tribute its proportion, however low or high its assessment mny be. Wallowa county's state tax will a mount to $6,533.50. Wallowa County. "The fallowing article on Wallowa county appeared in the great New Years Number of The Oregonian. This comparatively new county has during the year 1901 enjoyed a rea sonable degree of prosperity. More land hns been put in cultivation, fenc ing done, more houaes built and more irrigating ditches constructed than in any previous year since its organi zation. Successful experiments have proven that alfalfa and brome grass can be raised here, and many acres have been sown, alfalfa on the lower lands that can be irrigated and brome on the high, dry lands. As we have no roilroad or other public means of transportation, farm products are not extensively raised for exports, but enough wheat of the best possible quality was raised last year to keep all the mills of the county run ning until another crop can be bar vastcd, and an abundance of other kinds of grain and hay to supply all the ttock not sent to the winter ranges. The vegetable and fruit crop, owing to late frosts, may not have been quite up to the usual yield, but there is no danger of a famine in either. The copper mines, about which there has been some stir, are still be- ing prospected, and developement work is being done, and the difficulty of access is orobubly the only reason that more has not been done with them. The same may be said of the granite, marble and coal depoBits known to exists in the county. The wonderful agricultural, grazing and timber resources will eventially make this a great county, whether the mines amount to anything or not. There is also much Government land within the limits of this county on which good homes will be made if it is not all leased f.o some syndicate. Financially the county is fairly well off. The money coming from the sail of the wool of 250,000 or more sheep, and 10,000 hogs, 6000 cattle and a great many horses at high prices, ought to figure ' out in the aggregate quite a large sum. When divided a mong the 7000 or 8000 people in the county, it gives an amount per cap ita, perhaps, as great as any county in the state. Educationally, socially and morally the people here are probadly getting along as well as those anywhere. The exclusion law would be a dead letter and the scenes that caused little flur ries of excitement in the South could not happen here, as there is not a Chinaman or negro in the county. The Indians, once to numerous and not always agreeable, after scvoral of them had to work out fines on the streets of Enterprise fwr violating the fish and gane laws, left in disgust and are seen no more. Only four persons have been found worthy of the peni tentuiy, which is much less than the usual yearly average. No one has been sent to the lunatic asylum and the two or three attempts at suicide were not successful. It is doubtful if a people more justly better satisfied with themselves and things in general can be fovnd than in Wallowa county." Notice. Notice is hereby given' tha. the Eighth.Gradc Final Examination will ne nciu xeoruary otn, otn, ana Yth, 1902. J. C. CO.VfcEY, . . . Supt. of Schools. - The Foot Ball dame. Razzle Dazzle! Rackety Crack! Zip Rah Bixim! We're The Enterprise Team! Give U Rooml The game of foot ball between En tcrprise and Walowa, Saturday after noon m this city, was one of the lest and hardest games played in the county this season. Victory had been pinched the entire year on the Wallowa banner while the Enterprise team had been defeated by the Wal lowa team on Chrstmas day. One team was determined to make a clear record of victoties for the season, while the other was determined to redeehi itself. The first few minnits of the game appeared as though neither aide would score and the game would bo a draw, lmt during the next few downs and while Enterprtse had the ball, John ston of the Wallowa team grabed the ball from the Enterprise man who was carrying it and struck for gou There was some wrangleing about the play but the Wallowa team was alow edits points and the game was OtoO in favor of the visitor- The Enterprise rooters were rather disheartened at this sudden turn in affair, but the iiome team negan to pmy v im renew ed energy. Gradually the bull was forced toward the Wallowa goal but the close of the first half of the game was advancing faster, nnd the ball was lost on downs within a yard of the goal line just as time wsb called, and and the score was C to 0. The last half of the game, however belonged to Enterprise. At the cud of nineteen minuites the pig skin was over the Wallowa goal line, but fail ing to kic-K goal the score was still in favor of Wallowa by G to 5. The next kickoff was made with six teen miunites to go on and the Enter prise boys were determined to put th-j ball over their apponents goal line again within that time. The boys plays were fast and furious being one torliriiius bmnrneiii.ir a- g-i.ist the line which gradually loss eivd the number of yards to the goal. The shorter the time grew the faster av.il harder the Enterprise doys play er!. At lact the ball was within two yr.rds of the goal and the yells of en couragement from the side lines bo came deafening and they were almost si. re of making a goal the i.ext play. O.k) minute of time remained until ti c game would be oicr and the score G to 5 in favor of Wallowa iuiIom all ot her goal was made. But the Wul- l(.v, :i team rallied and hold them for no gain. It was a critical point, but (;,:' :k as a flash the ball was put in p'.iy and going around loft end for a t( ..chdown with just one half minute t(. : pare,. A failure to kick goal and 1 1 . i.1 score was 10 to 6 in favor of Eli te -rise. The only serious Accident during game was when Fred Minor, the jeuttr rush for the Wallowa team obliged to quit with a broken Minor was a b.id loss to the Wallowa team. Roy Dale of the Enterprise team li.it his breath and senses nt the samo ti :;), but Dr. Temple aoon found th.-in for him and he continued in t!.e game. Large deligations from Lot-tine and J. -eph witnessed tho game and thor oi .;iily enjoyed it. , Notice. I will be in Enterprise Jan. 20th to b: y horses. Description: Age, 4 to 8 yi r.rs; height, lfij to 16 hands: weight, above 1070 to 1200. Broken or' un bu.kon bays, blacks, bl owns or sorrels. IIeotok McDonau). ; Notice Will buy all kinds of hides, furs, (.Id rubber boots and thocs, tiMt-cop? per etc. Will be in Enterprise the f'.rsfc week in every month, in Joseph tho second, iu I.ostine the third and i i Wallowa the fourth. In case of ny abtencc leave all furs and hides at Calvin's or Funk & Sons, , , A. SOJ.OMANOWITZ Fire In L Grande, Lt Grande, Jan. 9. Fire thin morn ing destroyed a row of wooden build ings on Fir street, between Jt (Tersoti avenuo and the railroad. Tho tiro originated at the rear of the Frenchy chop house, which was being vacated. The cause is unknown Losses are as follows! George Ott, saloon building, $1200; insured. Dray Bros., Btoek liquors and lunch counter, $1300; no iusuraneo. James White, three building, $2 000; insurance $1000. J. Bull & Co., groceries, $3."00; in surance, $3,000. Schmidt t Hoffman, meat market. $2500; insurance $UMHI. L. Do l'etris, chop house, linhi.. Schmidt & Hoffman had $1500 worth of pickled pork. The new brick building of John Mars adjoining, was uninjured.' "HAPPY NEW HR5," From John Hull to Uncle San. The forthcoirin number of The ImU-pni ent will pi int a poem by Alfred Austin, poet lnurnit of England, entitled ''Ti i!n':'." mid dedicated "With wnnvivt smnia- thy to the American people." Following aio the two closing verses, which speak the best senti ment of the poem: "Should envious uliriiH plot ami plan 'Gainst one and now tin.' r.tlirr, They Hwift won!. I lcnrn haw tr llio km 1 liiiuls broilicr unto hru'.ht-r. How quickly they wotiM i hat.c their l.u k , Amlfchow tlii! roiTL'unt foatlmr. Should Stars nnd Bl ripis ami I'nlon J: ok Hut flout niust-llieU toKi'tlier. "Now let us frivu one hearty Kl ip, As by true mvii ure given, Ami vow f rnternal fi ieinl.,i, Tlmt nevnr rfhull be riven. Ami with our peaceful flans unfurled. - lie fair or foul the weather Should need arise, face all the world , Am! stand or fall together. Q. A. R. Installation. John F. Reynold Post Xo. 15, at itru regular meeting in December elect d the follow ing officers lor the ensuing year and they will be installed next .Saturday afternoon: L. L. llambelton Commniuhr C. It. Pratt Sr. Vice Commander J. M. Heals Jr. Vice Command, r John Zurcher Adjutant W. C. Endiontt Ouaitormanter John Uaulcin L. M. Chapman Chu plain Delegate to the De partment encampment. D. K. Eades Alternate delegate. Th-i Post meets regularly on the Second Katurday of every month, . I. O. O. F. Installation. The Independent Order of Odd Fellows belli their annual iustallaiion of officers Saturday night in tlii, eitv The officers for the following year are as follows: I- Green N, (irand T. It. Akin y;t.0 Grand J. F. Johnson Recording Secretary Sam Litch Financial Secretary John Root . Treasurer V. R. C. Installation. The officers of the W. It. C. were inntulled, before a number of member and gupHts, on tbt evening of Jan. 8", after wnich a banouet was spiead. Following are the name of the officers elect. President Ray E. Ruler Ken; Vice President Mary Rankin Jun. Vice President Flossie Legore Treasurer Roso Voris Chaplain Helen Zurcher Secretary ' Grace Wagner Conductor Laura Haas Guard Edna Beecher Lost. One Vwckskin mure, 2 years old, dlack luftne and tail. Uranded circle on right shoulder. Any one return ing the same will receive a reward of I Junky Dumb. ( t 'I, -7?