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Citj Official Paper. THE REPRESENTATIVE NEWSPAPER OF WALLOWA COUNTY. ENTERPRISE, OREGON- APRIL . 24. 1902. WHOLE NO- 9 ' iwyt if Fop Spring I At the 4 trlsM I says Respectfully jours, E. M. & M. CO. to Biff S I . I . , . M mmm m m mmi mm anmtiMai i Everything needed for school room use at the Stationery Store. All members of the Circle please be on hand Friday night at the hall for practice. Just received at the Stationery Store, the finest line of candies ever carried in the town. The directors of the Alder Slope Ditch Co. have not yot been able to let a contract for its construction. Master Lloid Akin of Joseph visited in this city for several days this week with his little cousin Clark Akin. Miss Gertrude Brusha returned Wednesday from a visit of several days with Miss Jessie Imbler at E. W. Imbler's sheep camp. The Enterprise Meat Market has been taking a lay off for the past two weeks, and as a consequence bacon and eggs have been in demand. Walter Smith and Wilford Green were among the ones who successfully passed the Eighth trade examination held a short time ago in Joseph. Dr. Temple and Claude Lock wood drove out to Elk mountain Sunday. George Mitchell and Miss Foster are both recovering from pneumonia. Messrs. J. F. Bater, W. I. Calvin and W. S. Burleigh attended band practice in Joseph last Thursday even ing. They report an enjoyable time. The E. M. it M. Co. has begun work on installing the pump at the flour ing null for the water works. It will be completed and in operation as soon as possible. Messrs. Achnrch and Hammack, proprietor!! of the Lostine Bulletin Leader, and the Hardware store in that city, were transacting business in Enterprise Thursduy. Jap Ellis and Clarence Vest left Saturday for Imnaha, the former re turns to his lambing camp, and the latter goes to assist in the driving out of cattle from the winter range.' Quite a number around town have planted their early gardens, such as lettuce, radishes, peas and onions. Potatoes and cabbage will not be planted until near the first of June. L. J. Booth was out from Imnaha Tuesday to see about getting a ne wagon, iiH it was his wagon that went down the Imnaha a few days ago with Johnny Beeman and was a total wreck. M. W. Goodman and W. H. Wagner started for Lewistou Friday with some horses which they will endeavor to dispose of. J. S. Wagner intended to go with them but Mrs. Wagner was taken sick the evening before. N. W. Applington of Joseph creek was in town Thursday and made our office a business call. Ho says the fruit trees in that locality are heavily loaded with bloom and prospects for a heavy crop of fruit is very favorable.'-' Mr. and Mrs. Jay Dobbin passed through town on Wednesday on their way to Union having been summoned to the bedside of Mrs. Dobbin's father who is seriously ill. Mr. Huffman has many friends in this county who will be sorry to hear of his sickness. The Sunday Oregon ian announces that the U. 8. Grand Jury has found un indictment against Walter Sim mons of this county, charging him with giving false testimony before a U. S. Commissioner in regard to a homestead claim. The witnesses that were subpoened on this case returned Tuesday from Portland. They were Georee Gowing, Will Necdham, Fred Mitchell, J. C. Weatherly and George H. Furgason. One day last week Johnny Beeman attempted to drive a team across the Imnaha river at the Baer place. He had only gotten fairly started when the water struck the wagon bed, over turning the wagon and driver into the icy stream. The team came loose from the wagon and swam a shore, but the wagon and boy went down stream. Once the wagon turn ed over nnd Johnny was underneath. John Baer saw the predicament and swam his horse and rescued the bdy who was chilled and almost ready to give up the struggle. It is safe to say that he will take no more rilmneps in I fording the Imnaha. A Communication. . Enterprise, pre., Apr. 21, 1902. Editors or Wallowa Chieftain: Permit me through the columns of your paper, to say to the voters of the 24th Representative district, I shall propose and work for the following necessary legislation towit: 1 The enactment of a primary law to apply to all of the counties of the state, at wikh, county and precinct officers shall be nominated by a direct vote. 2 The abolishment of the office of District attorney, and the election of a County attorney for each county, at a moderate salary.. S The abolishment of the office of County Assessor, and the election of District assessors for each county. 4 An amendment to the assess ment and taxation laws, whereby she assessment shall commence on the first day of January, of each year, and the assesfment, levy and collection shall be completed within that year, and making taxes payable in the fall; and repealing the three per cent re bate provision by which the rich tax payer is paid a bounty, for performing his duty as citizen. 5 The. repeal of the iniquitous "land-shark" law passed at the last session of the legislature, and the en actment of a $500 homestead exemp tion. 6 The creation of three commiss ioners districts in each county, and the election of a county commissioner from each district to constitute the commissioners court for the transac tion of county business. The county Judge to be chairman of. the board and to have a vote only in case of a tie. And the county Judge to be paid a sufficient salary, and be required to keep his office open at the county seat for the transaction of business in the same maaneras the eounty Clerk. 7 An honst reapportionment law for the state, -wher-jby each section of the state will be fairly represented. 8 A reform in the sale of school and other state lands bo that said lands are sold at their true cash value. 9 The investment of the surplus of the irreducible School fund In school district and city bonds. 10 Any local legislation for the district proposed by a clear and safe majority of the voters effected thereby. Respectfully submitted, J. A. Bubleioh, Democratic Nominee for Joint-Representative. At Hymen's Alter. The marriage of two well known and highly esteemed youug people of Joseph, Mr. Frank Bowmau and Miss Katie O'Sullivan, took place at the Catholic parsonage Wednesday even ing, April 16, 1902, Rev. Father Przbylski officiating. The groom' is a young business man of Joseph, and was formerly of Pendleton. The young lady is highly accomplished and among the most popular and es teemed members of Joseph's society circles. The young couple left on the even ing train for Pendleton where they will remain a week or ten days. La Grande Chronicle. .. POLK COUNUY OIL Mr. Hirschberg was in Salem last even- J barefooted workers. Arriving at Mm' ing, and he refused to be interviewed. , niill, the very courteous and obliging But it is learned upon good author- Major Domo, or manager, came foi ity that he is having the hole reamed , ward, hat in hand to welcome us. At out larger, in order to put down cas- jour request, although he could not ings. The whole 700 foot will have to Pak English nor we Spanish, he be made larger, and as the work has ""owed us over the place from tho only just commenced, it will require ,butiful na ne,y "groomed" engine at least two weeks to complete the ' up t0 te American manufacture, work. Then or shortly after, Mr. ! to t,ic P,rtce "here the caue is "fed'' Hirschberg will begin to know what tne niachine, thence to the vats of to expect, and then no doubt, the p,,,u 'hre the boiling process is U: public will learn just what has been xxn on to tne netal boilers when it found down in the bowels of the earth i " fillisnl by long wheels made f over in old Tolk county. They struck salt water at a depth of about 700 feet. This is held by the experts to be an infallible indication that oil exists at least with other indications of oil that have been found. It is real salt water like that of the ocean, and yields actual salt. If Mr. Hirschberg did not think there is oil down in that' holes of course he would not be going to the additional considerable exnentte of having the hole made bigger and put ting down casing. The casing is for the purpose of pumping oil, if it is fonmf in paying quantities, or letting the oil run out, in case it is a flowing well, or a gusher. Salem Statesman. PORTO RICO LETTER By nUi Sarah E. Qrave. The rainy season in this island oo curs in August, Septemder and Oo tober, but this year was protracted well into the first days of December and retarded the sugar making for the usual time, working a good deal of hardship to the poor class, which ia here a very gteat majority of the people. They seldom have a whole day's work except in sugar season, which generally lasts from six to nine months, And. were it not tar the banana that universal and benifi cent fruit, which ripens the year round, and often Mauds between the very pjor and starvation, in times of little work or disaster there would be much suffering. The sugar making was commenced a month later than uxual, but at last the whistles of the mills were heard, long and loud, at five o'clock in the morning, and at once put a different face upon affairs. Long before day light in the morning, crowds of labor ers, men, women and boys pass the house, going to the cane fields, talk ing, laughing, whistling, the merriest set of toilers that ever woke us from our sound morning nap. Your truo Porto Rican laborer, whether white or black is the cheerfullest worker in the world. After his early meal of only black coffee and bread, often minus the bread, he goes singing to his work, although the singing is noise, not music. All day he shouts to the bulls, or bis fellow workman, and the sounds of his labor can at any time be heard half a mile away, Eats u in breakfast brought to him ill the field by some member of his fam ily at noon, then after his day of leisurely work is done goes saunter ing homeward to his grass thatched cabin still in hilarious mood. No hardship seems to worry him, no dis aster to kill his cheerfulness. We made a visit to the nearest iron cylinders filled with.- hot steam revolving in the liquid, thenco down a short flight of steps to the immense bins where tons and tons of sugar were being drained and dried. After drinking a glass of cane juice which is the regulation beverage offered to vinitors, and accepting with thanks the half gallon pail of syrup offered us, finer than any of the "drips" offer ed in tho States, we were bowed out by the kindly Major Domo. This, particular sugar plant was built at a cost of eighteen thousand dollars. IV has tributary to almost three thouHt and acres of land. Turns out l,2(K),r 000 pounds of sugar and three hun dred hogshead of molasses annually. As soon as a field is cleared of cane, it Is plowed Biid replanted. Tho plow used looking very much like the old prairie plow in vogue in Illinois by the first eettlera. It is worked by from four to eight bulls, a toy riding upon the yoke between the heads of each pair, with long steel pointed goads to drive them, while a man. manipulates the plow. Tho field in planted with cuttings of eane in trenches, or furrows, by men with, spado and hoe. A mile from the fl rat mill is a seoond with a, larger number of acres tributary to it, ' am the whole sea shore of the island ex- ' tending back three or four miles ami in some places more, to tho moun . aiiiH, is dotted with sugar rnnnufaci torics. Still the retail priae of sugar here is higher than In the States. About eighteen or twenty miles east of Santa Isabel our American syndicate has lately located a veiy large and finely appointed sugnr plant, bought and rented a largo a mount laud and built a railroad which now terminates within two miles of Santa Isabel. It is intended for mov ing cane and workmen from distant points to the factory. Also they hae a steam tug and several "lighters" that ply along the coast. The rail way is intended to extend a few miles, to the westward of Santa Isabel, but unexpectedly a Porto Rican farmer on the line objected to having the road laid across his land and pending the settlement of the difficulty tl.o terminus of the syndicate roal i Jouke, a small town on the coast u bout two miles east of Santa Isabel, At tho rate now in progress all the industries of the island will in a few years be in the hands of American, and this fair sleepy Isle will weur a different aspect. The Well Near ftonmcuth Contains ' Salt Water dood Indications of Oil. It is reasonably certain that oil has been struck on the Whiteaker farm near Monmouth.. Mr. Joseph Hirsch berg, the Independence banker, who is having the work done at his own expense, docs not wish to talk about the matter. It is to be presumed that he, being a good and conservative business man, docs not wish to be the means of precipitating an oil excite ment until he is .certain as to just what he has and what he may expect Land! Land!! Land!!! The Burleigh Real Estate .Ageney has phiced on the murkct some choice bargains in real estate. Notice there: sugar mill m that vicinity not long j 100 acres of fine bottom land with ago. It is a mile from our seaside an abundance of running water with dwelling, and our road lay the whole ' water rights; 60 acres in cultivation; distance between the ranks of ta.l the finest alfalfa or wheat land; price, greert cane, except in one field ' $2500 on easy terms, where twenty-five or thirty workmen 120 creg of fine alfalfa land; good were suiting and stripping cane and improvemenU. a Bnap at l00Q loaaing it upon carts 10 wuicn were yoked the Usual team of bulls which do all the heavy hauling in this country, horses being used only for carriages or the saddle. Along the roadside and bordering the cane fields were the fine irrigating ditches, some of them made of brick, two feet deep and the same in width, running near ly full of clear water from which the rows of cane can be flooded at any time. Near where the men were at work, sitting on the grassy bank of Pr0Prty. j the ditch and chatting with a passing Cftll on 0, write th. itrnl for tMh friend, was an overseer spink and span particulars, in white duck and irreproachable head ffr nnd foot war Hi. .u ' T" BUHXBIOH REAL ESTATE ACENCT contrast to tl rough costuras oftk Enterprise, Oregon, 320 acres of fine alfalfa, clover cr grain land at $12 per acre. 160 acres on Alder Slope; good orchard; a$200 wood saw and various articles go with the pluce at $1100. 820 acres; 100 in cultivatisn; living stream flowing through place; best stock ranch in Wallowa valley; $2600 on easy terms We only handle property that will sell, consequently can quote you the lowest prices on all classes of real