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THE REPRESENTATIVE NEWSPAPER OF WALLOWA COUNTY.
ENTERPRISE, OREGON- APRIL . 24. 1902.
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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

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