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-HWWHBVi-Hmjvw Chamberlain, but with the avowed . . .. ........ Inl.i. COUflty PiOnCCr PaPCr Established In 1S84. Published every lUarsaav ov The Enterprise Press, j Office East side tourt nouse Sauare. i . Entered In the postoffice at Enter prise, Ore., as second-clasj matter. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. One year $1.50 Three months 50c. Invariably in Advance. COUNTY ADVERTISING RATE. Countv subscribers to the Chieftain may have addkional copies seat , outside the county ror year No such subscriptions takea "for less than one year THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1909. BELATED BUTLER. One Butler of Oregon has become famous, or at lean notorious. Giv en the small but honorable duty of taking the result of the electoral vote of this state to Washington, he failed to arrive on time and but for the letter mailed containing the re sult, Mr. Taft would have bee; four votes short of his rightful to tal. Butler's notoriety Is far from en viable. He will be used to point many a sermon and newspaper par agraph, but unlike the man who car ried the message to Gomez he will not be held up as an example to follow, but as a warning. Butler the Belated! What a repu tation you made on your first chance to perform a small public duty. Yet how like a very large number of American people always a little be hind. Behind with their work. Late at church, the theatre, business and social appointments. Truly you are quite typical of a faulty side in the, average run of men. But still we don't envy you your fame DOES IT PAY? Is business dull? Don't the goods move in spite of the fact you have placed "off Beason" prices on them? Maybe you are making too much of a secret about it. Even your own customers haven't heard of the low prices you are making on winter goods, or many of them would be buy ing now for next winter's use. Why not try a little publicity steam In the way of newspaper advertis ing? It has helped others; it will b.2lp you. The beit merchants everywhere say there is no advertising that equals the local newspaper, when th advertising follows the known rules for success in advertising: Up-to-date, seasonable goods offered with price stated; or off season offerings with cut price; always make good what Is said in the advertisement; never run same a! twice, and final ly, keap at It Ions enough to give it a thorough trial. If you follow those rules and don't get results we will admit adver tising in the home paper doesn't pay. It doesn't cast any more to advertise right In this paper, than It does to run stale ads. From present indications the sugar beet culture will be given a good test in the valley this coming sea son. A number of public spirited land owners have offered land and water at a low rental in order to have the test male. This Is com mendable on their part and it is well for the valley. There has been some conflict of testimony whether sugar beet culture was good for a community or not. The way to settle It, is by a thorough test. That wl!l be male. A pay roll is the thing. Elgin Is rejoicing because a big lumber com pany has been formed over there that will employ many men. She has a right to be happy. It may make up for the town much of what was lost by the extension of the railroad. Trade and commerce are all right, but nothing makes for ad vance in popu:a ion, bank deposits, price of property and general pros perity like a pay roll. The machine Republicans who bolted the regular nominee for speak er of the Illinois house and Joined with the Democrats In electing Shurt leff, are called Repocrats. That name would fit the Oregon machine Republicans who bolted Cake for I object the Oregouian says of brlnj- ilug statement No. l In disrepute Representative Rusk has Intro- durej DOuse bill 296, to Increase the ! salarv of the county superintendent of Wallowa county to $1200 a year, The legislature sesms to be afraid to do anything very bad, and un willing to do anything very good. COMMUNICATIONS. STATE BACTERIOLOGIST SAYS IT WAS DIPHTHERIA Enterprise, Feb. 6. (To the Edi tor.) Will you kindly publish the following on behalf of justice and fair play: There has been consid erable discussion pro and con over the cases of diphtheria reported by myself. The Wallowa Sun, issue of January 1. published an article which casts reflections upon me and which questions my ability as a diagnosti cian. In reply to the above I wish to offer a few remarks ia explanation. When called to sea .Mr. Tluaias Brady I was unable to reach his home until after the old gentleman had passed away, consequently was unable to get a clinical picture of lis case, and relying upon the de scription furnished me by his family I baUevel it to be diphtheria. 1 then i-i the presence of a witness took from Mr. Brady's throat some of the secretions for microscopic ex amination and established a tem porary quarantine. I then in the presence of the same witness car ried said secretins sealed up in a tott'e to my office where I made i microscopic examination of the same and found it to be diphtheria I thea ordered an effectual quar antine. Some two weeks later Mr. 0. H Brady and daughtjr of this city came down with diphtheria. I fol owed out the exact procedure the 3ame as in Mr. Thomas Brady's case and quarantined. After llr. O. H. Bradv recovered I gave him the microscopic slides and he sent them o the State Bacteriologist, Dr. italph C. Ma'-son, Portland, Oregon The following letter from Dr. Robt. C. Yenney, stats health officer, wili explain as to whether I followed the ..roper course in protecting public health and as to the orrectne3s ol my diagnosis. E. T. ANDERSON, M. D. County Health Officer Fortland, Feb. 4, 1909. To the Stite Boa-d of Health, Portland, Oregon. Gentlemen: I have to report ex amination of specimen cultures re :eivel from Dr. E. T. Anderson, of .Jnterpilse, Oregon. Upon examlna tion of these specimens I have .ound positive presance of diphtheria acl!!i in both specimens. The 3lide3 upon which these speel mens were sent were broken in tran sit through the mall, and should be packed more carefully for transporta tion. Yours very truly, Jactariologist to the State Board. E. T. Anderson, Enterprise, Oregon. Dear Dr. Anderson: Above is copy of report made to the State Board of Health by Dr. Matson, upon his ex amination of specimens received irom yo i. Yours very truly, ROBT. C. YENNEY, State Health Officer. Information Concerning Eighth Grade Final Examinations, I. Dates: Three examinations annually. Each ;ounty superintendent to select months for his county. (a) January 21-22, 1909. (b) May 13-14, 1909. (c) June 10-11, 1909. (d) September 2-3, 1909. 2. Program: (a) Thursdays Arithmetic, Writ ing, History, and Civil Govern ment. (b) Fridays Grammar, Physiol ogy, Geography, and Spelling. 3. Sources of Questions: (a) Civil .Government United States Constitution. (b) Geography State Course of Study: Redway and Hinman's Natural School Geography. (c) History List of topics from History Outline in State Course of Study and Current Events. (d) Language Buehler's Modern English Grammar, no diagram ming. (e) Reading The teacher will send to the County Superintend ent the applicant's class standing In reading, which shall be taken by such superintendent as the ap plicant s standing on the subject. (f) Spelling Eighty per cent from Rejd's Word Lessons, and twenty per cent, from manuscript in Language. (g) Writing Specimens of pen manship as Indicated in copied matter and from manuscript in Language. Respectfully submitted, J. H. ACKER. MAN, Supt. Public Instruction The first Eighth Grade examina tion for the year 1909 will be held January 21-22. Teachers prepa:Ing classes for this examination will please eport to this office the number of applicants at least thirty days before above date Respectfully, J. C. CONLEY, Supt. of Schools. WALLOWA BRANCH Eaitbound Disc from a. m. La Grande I Station 9:45 Lv 0 La Grands 9:60 " 2.5 IilandCity 10-00 " 8.3 Aliecl 10:10 " 12.3 Imblar 10:30 " 20.9 Elgin riMETABLE Welt bound p. m 2:30 1:55 1:40 125 10 p. m. 11:85 11:30 10:30 9:00 8:15 7:30 7:15 a. m. Arrr. Leave 1125 11:30 p. m. 12:45 2:00 2:45 3:45 33.2 83.7 47.1 60.0 67.8 78.0 Palmer Jet. Looking- Glaas Minam Wallowa Lostine Enterprise Joseph 4:45 Arv 83.8 P. m. LIVELY PEOPLE IN OF ENJOY GOOD TIMES BUT ARE HUSTLING FOR STILL BET TER ONES. (By Mrs. Adah L. Downing of Wild Rose Home Farm.) Troy, Jan. 25. The 13th, (our lucky number) of this month, the school directors of the Eden dis trlct called a special meeting of an Important nature, which was well at tended and harmoniously conducted, resulting to the satisfaction of all concerned. The last, but not the least important motion to be made, seconded and carried, was for a "do nation" party to be given on the following Monday, the 18th, to help swell the school fund for the future benefit of the Eden school, every one with but a few exceptions, put their names down for a goodly sum on the subscription paper passed by one of the laiies present, bache lors and all, as good nature was the feature of the dav. Mrs. Hafer and sons Eugene and Harry kindly do nated the use of their commodious residence for the proposed party which was accepted with the same kindly spirit in which It was ten dered. Nearly all of Eden attended the party and Leonard Bolding from Troy was prasent. The best of good cheer was given In the appetlz ing supper with hot coffee passed around, and plenty of it. As usual the card tables were ready in the large parlor for those who did not care to dance. George Courtney, Charles Fleming and Jesse Puller all kindly donated the music on violin and guitar for dancing, which as ever was of the best. Our bache lors (who by the way predominate in our beautiful Garden of Eden, and who would be a credit to any com munity) all turned out and enjoyed themselves so well that they called for the subscription paper to sign, which they did, bringing the sum total up above all expectations About daylight everyone had fresh hot coffee and a good lunch before starting for home. The next school affair will be a "wood matinee" when every man and boy who can cut, saw and spilt wood is invited and expected to work hard all day at the same time the women folks to provide plenty of the hot "Java" and a lot of o uei good things to eat, spread in the school house, not far from the pros pective woodpile. The weather is much warmer and cattle and horses are feeding out on some of the brakes facing south, which are bare and have plenty of nutritious grass Your correspondent can testify that everybody here in the extreme north ern part of Wallowa county is not dead by any means, nor even can be called "mossbacks,"' for they are cer tainly a lively lot of people, and will keep that way until a bridge is placed across the Grande Ronde at Troy, a telephone line from Bartlett to Flora connecting at Troy, and an electric line from Troy to Walla Walla; then maybe we will be quiet but we'll never "Go way back and sit down." Never! for when we get the two first, If not the third prop osition, we will have our own Hour mill, saw mill and electric lights, so that we will surely keep on the move, until capital controlled else where will commence to think that we are "It" and worthy of some at tention, and that it might pay to har ness some of its mighty power con centrated at the Junction of the Grande Ronde and Little Salmon rivers; enough power to supply all kinds of factories, light stations and electric roads needed, and a lot to spare. Some time in the future some corporation or its manager will want to kick themselves because (hey did not investigate and take EDEN advantage of thU vast power going to waste before the other fellow caught on. Pergonal. Prof. Foster, who has finished (etching tue school at Troy, Is now leaching at the Eden school. Last Friday night, Mrs. Peterson, son Frank and Mr. and Mrs. J. Down ing, spent a most pleasa-.it time at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Williams playing cribbage and high five. As usual most delicious re freshments were served and Java of course. Little Lorine Williams, how ever, got ahead of her mamma and surprised the company with a large pan full of beautifully popped corn which the guests really enjoyed and praised the little maid for her accom plishment. George Courtney, Ed Wilcox, Char lie Fleming and Leonard Bolding all took "Jimmy" Downing by surprise by calling in a bunch and playing seven up until naarly 1 o'clock in the morning. Java and light lunch was served about 11 o'clock to strengthen their nerves, so that any bad play might be overlooked. How ever, everyone especially the host and hostess enjoyed the evening fine. Pearl Stevens has returned to his ranch near the Fleming ranch, af ter quite a long absence. We are told that he contemplates staying in the Garden of Eden altogether from now on. THE BEST ADVERTISEMENT. The best advertisement Is through the newspapers. The best way of reaching the public 'is by giving notice through some creditable paper that reaches the public. Every word printed in a newspaper is read not by one, but by thousands of people. A paper with a circulation of 1000 reaches a thousand homes and has a constituency of 5000. Does that mean anything? If you give notice to 5000 people four times each month will that not bring you returns? If not, you haven't given the proper kind of notice. The merchant expects to sell from $2,000 to $5,000 worth of goods each month. If he can bring himself within speaking distance of these 5000 peo ple four times each month, will it not pay him? The merchants that are doing the business of the nation tcday are the heaviest advertisers. .Many large firms that a few years ago depe.ided wholly upon catalogues are now resorting to newspapers and circulars, for the reason that the latter pay be3t. Merchants Guide. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS. E. F. Johnson to W. S. Powell, lots 5, 6 and 7, blk 5, McDonald add, Wal- owa. $180. W. S. Powell to Carl Lundquest. lots 1, 2 and 3, blk 13, McDonald add. Wallowa. $300. Arland D. Snarr to L. J. Jordan. :ots 5 and 6, blk 17; lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10, blk 18; lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. blk 6, lots 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, blk 10. McDonald add Wallowa. $1560. Loren T. Powers to Walter Bishop, n half sw ne sec 34, t 2 n, 42. $1. Charles W. Chadsey to John W. Powell, sw sec 20, t 5 n, 42. $1. Loren T. Powers to J. W. Powers, nw se, s half sw ne, sec 34. t 2 n, 42. $50. Arthur H Robinson to B. M. and Ettie M. Rounsave.l. beginning at ne corner of. the se ne sec 15, tin, 42, running thence south 70 yards, thence west 345 5-7 yards, thence north 70 yards, thence east 345 5-7 yards to place of beginning, con taining 5 acres. $500. U. A. and Cora A. McCrae to Ed win Marvin, se sw. sw se. sec 1), t 2 n, 43. $1250. L. .1. Jordan to L. Couch' lots 5 and 6, blk 17; 1 to 10 inclusive, blk 18; 1 to 6 inclusive, blk 6; 7 to 12 inclusive, blk 10, McDonald add. Wallowa. $1. L. Couch to Carl Lundquest and w half se, sec 11, t 1 s, 43. Except O. R. & N. right of way. $797.63. Albert Graham to S.P.andM. Crow w half se, sec 11, t 1 s. 43. except O. R. & N. right of way. $3200. AI Canle Aliff to S. & F. Natl. Bank of Wallowa, s half ne. sec 12 t 2 n, 43. 80 acre3. $1. Geo. W. Boner to F. H. Lannhear. nw, sec31, t 2 s, 43. $11,625. John H. Beeman to A. W. John son, beginning at a point 657 feet east of and 200 ft north of sw cor ner of lot 4,sec 2, t 2 s, 44, thence east 197 ft, thence north 57V8 ft. inence west 197 U ft. thence suutl. 56" feet to place of beginning. $100. L. Couch to G. W Bainl w n Butterfield and T. W.' Davidson lots 7. 8 and 9, blk 18, .McDonald add, Wallowa. $300. Olat Hendrickson. lots 1 to is inoin. sive, blk 6, McDonald add Walinu, $540. Arthur W. Johnson to E. F. John- son, sw sw, sec 11, nw nw. sec 14: ne ne, sec 15, t 1 n, 47, 120 acres. F. D. McCuIly to Roscob n B.mo lots 1,2, 6 and 7, blk 23, Bellvue add, Joe3ph. $300 Roscoe B. Rune to Lewis r. Pqo block 25, Bellvue add, Joseph. $323. ' N. W. Goodman to Albert Graham, I Wallowa. Often in epic and poena grand. Praises are sung of some magic land; Picturej are painted by skillful hand. Telling alike the story. Of suns that shone, and breezes that b'.ew. Of flowers that bloomed, and trees that grew; Or beasts that roamed, and birds that flew Adding to earth their glory. Again and again, some tiresome tale. Of wandering search, for Holy Grail Has caused the poet's eye to fall To see the sights that bound us. Thus In the land, which we know so well. Here in Wallowa, where we love to dwell; Who has arisen that dared to tell Of the beautiful world around us? Listen ye then, to the lay I sing, Of the land where every man is king Where Nature smiles on everything; Never her gifts aba'ing. Search for its eo.ual in distant clime. Mid ancient verse, or tiresome rhyme. Oh. tell me the country, or place or time. To excel the one I'm relating. Up the Columbia's rolling stream, Up where the blue crest mountains rise, There in a val'ey, 'neath sunny Bk,es Lies the land of the Lapway dream. Mountain encircled on every hand, Traversed by streams that forever flow Down from the regions of virgin snow, Was the Chief Joseph Land. Ages had passed, since moccasined feet Made the first trail In this valley sublime. Ages had passed; yet In all of that time, Never a pa'eface had seen this retreat. Here, when the snow melted high up the slide, Joseph had gathered, about him, his band; Told them that this was forever their land. Home while they lived, and grave when they died. Brought them in summer to fish by the lake, Deep In whose depths, spotted salmon and trout; Or from the foot hills the mule deer to rout, And from the swamp land the wild duck to take. Then when the fur had grown long on the bear, Down the Imnaha they hastened their way; Made all the Journey In one night and day; Tut up their lodges and wintered them there. Once, when the trail up the canyon they took, Joseph had halted in horror aghast, Pointed to foot-print of Boston man's last; Pointed, and gazed with Incredulous look. "Chiefs, point your arrows no more at the deer; Set for the mallard no longer your snare; Kill not the coyote, the cougar, the bear; Save for the paleface your hammer and spear." Out from the alders, a faint curl 0f smoke Sends up Its signal that white men have com. Cabins have built, and have founded a home;' Pines are brought low at the bold woodman's stroke. Snows, that for ages had melted and sought Shortest and quickest, their path to the sea No longer gurgling their song of the free Course through the ditches which men for them wrought. Rocks, that for centuries, untouched by the sun Kept in seclusion their copper and gold- ' Now to the miner their riches unfold, Offering wealth to be sought for, and won. Marble and granite, talc, felspar and coal, Ready to yield up their service of worth, ' Lie half concealed 'neath the soil of the earth Waiting for man to assign them their goal. ' Up through the canyon with clatter and smoke Worming its way toward the snow crested height. Flashing the clouds with its far-flinging light, Churns the hugh engine with ponderous stroke. All through the valley the grain fields are spread Far, o'er the hills, graze the cattle and sheep; ' Tall orchard trees guard the Lapway' 8 sleep Mingling their roots with the bones of the dead. GENE W. HALL. TOWN PROPERTY FARM LANDS TIMBER LANDS STOCK RANCHES Property listed with me is unsolicited. The owners desire to sell. Consequently they are BARGAINS Now is the time to buy property in Enterprise. See me if you want a house or lot-any location Good farm propositions in valley and out lying districts. Insure your live stock in the National Live Stock Insurance Company. You can not afford to take chances at the price it costs to insure your horses or cows. I have the best Standard Fire Insurance Com panies. Also the cheapest Mutual Company. W. E. TAGGART, Enterprise, Oregon. IK FIRE INSURANCE PLATE CLASS INS. STOCK INSURANCE