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ifw I raff in 77E REPRESENTA 77 VE NEWSPAPER OF WALLOWA CqUNTW ENTERPRISE. OREGON- JUNE 19, 1902. HOTEL IS LOCATED CN CALVIN CORNER Just West of the Post Office. Stockholders of the Enterprise Ho tel Co., met Monday evening to re elect the board of directors in order to avoid a possible error in procedure, and to select a site for the proposed hotel building. The directors elected for a term of one year were, W. R. Holmes, W. J. Funk, G. V. Hyatt, E. R. Bowlby, G. S. Craig, D. W. Sheahan and John Root. The next order of business was the selection of a site. Several were suggested but it soon became evident that there wire those who favored any location facing the public square, and those who wanted it on the block on which Combes' black smith shop is located. A great deal of skirmishing was dune by both sides and nothing had been done by one o'clock A. M., when the meeting nd journed until Tjesday evening. During the day other sites were pro posed and .finally a few minutes lx fore the meeting was called to order, John Calvin offered to sell nis two coiner lots for iflt'i'iO and take .f.")00 in stock. The proposition took like wild fire, and a subscription paper was cir culated to raise money to reduce the cost of the site to the? Hotel Co Six hundred dollars was subscribed in a ve-y few minutes, some few of them paying the cash before (signing their names. The buildings on the lots were valued at several hundred dollars and will still reduce the cost of the best local ion in town. A vote was then taken on a - site lor the proposed hotel and every share of stock was voted for the Calvin cor ner. This was happily settled, which for a time secmed like a very bad breach in the company. Everybody was satisfit d and rejoiced over such a satisfactory set lenient. Eight thousand.;, tix hundred doll ars seems quite an amount for a town the siz of Enterprise to raise in a few days for any undertaking, but it nas done quickly and asily and shows what the town is callable of doing j when it is necessary. Enterprise will have one of the best hotels in Eastern Oregon. Directors Meet. The directors of the Enterprise Ho tel Co. met in Attorney Sheahan's office Tuesday afternoon and effected an organization by electing the fol lowing officers: President W. R. Holmes Vice President W. J. Funk Secretary G. W. Hyatt Treasurer John Root Ou Wednesday some of the direct ors accompanied by K. S. Pace drove out to the stone quarries as a 'prelim inary to letting contracts for the quarrying and delivery of stone for the building. Old Buildings. The old buildings on the Calvin lots purchased for the new hot:;! will be offered for sale next Saturday at 2 o' clock J. M. to the highest bidder for cash or note with approved security. The corner building is exceptionally well constructed and some person who buys it will probably get a bargain. The other buildings are furily good and could be repaired into a good dwelling house. The Annual School Meeting. The annual school meeting was held in the school house last Monday. G. S. Craig whs elected director, and D. L. Reavis reelected Clerk. The di rectors were instructed to call an elec tion according to law, that the quest ion of establishing the Ninth and i Tenth Gradoe, may 'be voted upon. nayor's Inaugural ftessnge. Continued from last week. The city water ditch is a subject in which we are all more or less interest ed at this time of the year when we begin to feel the need of water for the purpose of irrigation. This ditch and the flume which forms a part of it, was constructed by- donations of money and labor on the part of the ir.habitahts of the city, assisted by ap propriations from the city treasury. The water which it supplied to the people of the city, was appropriated from the 'Wallowa river, ;n the year 1898, at a point then on vacant public land of the United States; and this fact, according to mv view, tinder the laws of the United States and the city charter, vests in the city govern ment a perfect right to appropriate the water and flow it over the land which was then vacant, Although such land may have been since taken up under the land laws of the United States This is certainly a very val uable property right in the city, and should not be lost nor impaired by any abandonment or neglect on the part of the city officials. The ditch should bo kept in repair and not per mitted to damage any premises by breakage or overflow. There appear to be a few rods of the ditch where the same runs on a hill-side on the land of F. A. Clark, that should be flunied, as the ground at that place is light and porous and full of squirrel holes and likely to cause considerable trouble from break-igo, unless perma nent repairs are made. The lateral ditches Which take t lis water from tlm main d'teh, do not seem to be kept in repair, but are .allowed to overflow, and the water to run onto and staud and stagnate, on the streets, making travel dilficult in places, besides caus ing probable dancer to the health of p 'ople living m ar the same. I re commend that the council take such steps as will insure an ample supply of water through this ditcn.to the people of the city during the. irriga ting seasons, and at the same time guard against wastage of the water and injury to public and private i i;;bts by reason of breakage and overflow. I notice that theie are Winy low places in the streets where the water caused by rains and melting snow, wi'l stand until it disappears through the slow process of evaporation and absorption. Tnis water, whuu it stands on the streets, is a source of much inconvenience mid probable danger to health, and is certainly very unsightly. This trouble could be ob viated by filling up these low places, and making the grade of the streets uniform tiid somewhat elevated in the centre, with drainage ditches at the sides, if necessary. Some portions of the sidewalks in the city iipjiear to m in a very de plorable state of repair; and in some places there are very dangerous breaks. jogs and jump-offs. Under the chart er of the city, the council has the power and authority to cause the side walks to be repaired by or at the ex pense of the owners of the adjoining property. It is very important that the streets and tidewalks le at ull times kept in a good and safe condi tion, as any defect in the same may at any time cause one or more acci dents, involve the city in litigation, and make it liable for damages in an amount sufficient to empty the treas ury and plunge us into deep indebted ness. For these reasoos, I hope the council will immediately give its at tention to the work of seeing that those defects are remedied. Some of our merchants stem to think that they have a light to ap propriate the sidewalks for the pur pose of displaying their wares and merchandise, and they make a con stant practice of occupying, not only the wlk in front of their own, but sometimes also in front of their neigh bor's houses, with faraiing imple ments, bob-sleds, and other such arti cles. If there is no ordinance that will require such obstructions to be kept off the sidewalks, I would sug gest that one be passed for that pur pose. I also hope the couneil will give its attention to the alleys o? the city and back-yards of private premises. Such places often accumulate rubbish that may breed disease or make a starting place for fire, besides giving the city a I general appearance of slwbbiness and J neglect. The alleys arc under the control of the city and can be easily attended to under the direction of the council, while a mere general re quest from the council to the owners, will, I think, bu sufficient as far as private property is ci nc -rned. For some reason the city seems to have never been provided with a cor porate seal. I think it should have one to place on its official documents and which will give them ureater j sanction as such, t an without a seal. In the course of the coming fiscal year, I expect to make many other suggestions and recommendations, and hope these that I have submitted will receive at your hands the consid eration which I think they deserve. Respectfully, . D. W. Sukahan, Mayor. . The Buggy flan Again. The county is again I eing over run by carriage, hack and buggy men from the Eas;. They are selling n cheap class of goods at high prices mid tak ing farmer' notes which they dis count at the banks, at liberal rates They i.lso take old vehicles in ex charge to help along a sale which they dispose of to second hand dealers and vheneer opportunity offers to other farmers. , These foreigners make all sorts of offers to induce a farmer to trade or buy one of their wonderful buggies. In one instant north of town thry asked the price of $135 and the old bugyy for a new ri. The farmer re fused to deal and they stayed with hinHwo hours tin. illy redi.cii.g the price to f'tt) ami the old buggy. Other instance are quoted in which iany price was made to make usiht. j These fellows come every year and as j often as they come they succeed in in disposing of a lot of cheap "stuff" J for paper that is as good as gold, i They are smooth talkers and many a farmer is induced to buy a buggy that has no use for it nor is really able to pay fol ic. Pendleton Tribune Pensions for finny. Wasiiinutov. June Hi. The House today passed tin- Ind'nn Whs vet jeran bill, for which the Oregon delega tion nas iiuen HM'UUL'niur so manv years, The bill is ide:i:ieal with that which passed the sen ;!e on February 18 last, except for mi unimportant verbal amendment. As passed, the bill makes immediately applicable the I provisions of the Blackliawk pension act. Those-who will he awarded are j the surviving officers and enlist d men, ! including marines, militia, and volun teers of the military ai.d naval service Uf the United States, who g.-rved for jH1) days or more, an I were honorably discharged under the United Sti.t's military, state', territorial or provis . ional authorities in the Cayuse war of 11837, IS4H-1I), on the Pacific Cuit, the Oregon anil Washington Indian wars Loin IS.) I. to 18"fl, and numer- jous other Indian wars. The bill also j makes provision for widows of such such officers and enlisted men, pro vided that such widows have not re married, and provided further that where there is no record of enlii-t ed or muster into tho service of ti e United States, in any of the war. mentioned in the act, the record of pay by the United States shall be ac cepted as full and satisfactory proof of such enlistment and service; and provided, furt'lier, that all contracts heretofore made between the liem fic iaries under this act and pension at torneys and claim agents arc declared null and void. pfvgonian. I have one.of tha Anderson A grade buggies. If you are thinking of buy ing a buggy, I will be pleased to show j yon this one. John Calt in. WHOLE NO. m Precinct Officer?. The following is a list of tho road supervisors, justices and constables e lected at the recent election in tho various preeinoti: Enterprise-L. Green, j. p., L. F. McAnulty, con. Tho road supomsora tied and the election lias not yet licen decided. Wallowa J, P. Moreloek j. p., John Landman, con. Jas. Wright, sup. Lostine J. F. Burleigh, j. p., BF.. didders, coil. W. W. Willttt sup. - Joseph J. J. Standley, j. p., A. K. Donnelly, con., Win. Xewby, supervis. or. v Iinnaha B. Marks, j. p., A. D. War nock, con., Thos. McCarty, sup. . Flora-.!. A. Eddlemon, j. p., Jan. Haynes, con., H. Mench, sup. Grouse Lafayette Wilson, j. p. Frank S in icy ,con. Everett Rich, man, sup. Promise J. C. Phillips, sup. Lost Prairie Lon Knight, sup. Paradise I). W. Kulin.sup. .Trout Creek 8. A. Hart, sup. Pine Creek Joseph (till, sup. Park J. A. Illevans, sup. Divide J, W. Huffman, sup, Prairie Creek J. II. Scott, sup. Garden of Eden mad district Ja. Cludsev. Hnanci.il Statement, Of tho condi; ton of the receipts and disbursements of the city of Entei pi ise for the year hngiun'n ! June 4. I'.ldl and ending .lime 4, l'.)vi2. To unit on hand June 1, l'.IOl !iflOii I Iced 2 saloon license ifSih' Fines Recorder's uourt f'illll Show licenses $ Hit Tax for ttt biidgo $12 '.A Total SflHSl.f.l P.y warrants issued For election expenses H H ;"') Salaries, Recorder, Treasurer, & Attorney 1-12 f Electric lights 2M,r: Labor yn cross walks, etc 1!I2'1I Lumber 2flH7 Fees, Recorder St Marshall 7?i Work on water ditch 2 ) f'' Printing ' J. Miscellaneous !)." -lit i Total !fl(U7 Hi Balance ou bun. I $8(17 -l-ri Caw. Hob, Kecouli Woodmen Officers. At the hist meeting of the Womb men of the World, the following officers were elected for the ensuing ix months: L. Green Commamh r J. A. French Adviso.' Lieutenant E. It. Bowlby Banker C. A. A tilt Clerk J. W. Hansen Escort A. B. Dunbar Watchman W. W. Zureher Sentry. Entertainment and Dinner. Every one is cordially invited to be present at tho closing exerciies of tho N'oblo and Trout Creek school;, which will be held on Frid iv the 27ih of June, at the Trout Cr-jgk school house-. Conic out and enjoy yourself, under the pinss ami among the go, id puopl.j of tbfse schools. Baskit dinner at noon. Exorcist a fo 1 w J. W. Ke.i.vs. We are in receipt of a chimical analysis of the substance brought iif by Joe Gill some weeks ago, which his so.) found in his travels through thi mountains. It is as follows: Carbon 43 percent Sulphur 06 Lime 40 Water 10 Silicate 01 It is supposed to be organic (natter of some kind, but a piece of it has been sent.to Washington, D. C. to further bo tested.