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aValtotra Counts Clricftau County Pioneer Paper Established iu 1884. PubUshed ever Tbur4d.iv uv The Enterprise Press Office East side Court Hous: Square. Entered in the poitoffice at Enter prise. Ore., ai se-iojd-elasj mattei SUBSCRIPTION RATES. One year $1.50 Three months 50c invariably in Advance. COUNTY ADVERTISING RATE. Countv subscribers to the Chleftai. mav have additional copies sea' , the county for $1.00 pe ,r o ii-h suoscriptions tako . ji .j a han one year. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1909 PREJUDICIAL TO PORTLAND. The Pacific Express company i: going to be responsible for Por land losing lota of trade in this va ley. The present express rates froi Portland to Enterprise are practi cally the same as from Chicago u The rates are burdensomely higr People are paying as much o: more than when the goods wen brought in by stage from Elgin. seven pound package of merchan dise from Portland cons 90 centf If that isn't highway robbery, wha is? The Pacific is the company whos attorney in a hearing before th railroad commission a weak or s ago attempted to excuse the con pany's exorbitant rate3 by savin? they wera necessary because of th; "dishonesty of the company' agents." The bald-faced liar! He ought to have suffered the fate o Ananias. Every agent is unde bonds, is mulcted a large per cent of his commissions every month in security bond pramiums. If he sto'.f a dollar or $1000 the compan; wouldn't loie a penny. It was prove! at the hearing be fore the state railroad commisslor before referred to, that the Orego rates of the Pacific Express com pany are on the average 100 pe cent higher than the rates th same company charges in Nebrask: and Texas. And, mind yo'i, thu company pay? practically no taxes on its immense monopolistic privileges in this state It was stated in the hearing beforf the commission that its property i Oregon amounted to les3 than $3000 It is surely a proper subject foi state taxation. No express compan.1 should be al'.owei to do busines- wlthout a state license, and the fe for that license should be a cer tain per cent of the gros3 earning? of the licensee, enough to partlalh recompense the public for the nat ural monopoly granted the company ONE MILLION DOLLARS VIRGIN GOLD ON EXHIBIT Seattle, Feb. 9 One million dollars in virgin gold that will sink auto matieally every night into a stee' vault to re-appear with the same pre cislon in the morning will be the cen tral feature of the Alaska exhibit at the Alaska Yukon-Pacific expos! tion next summer. Piled in glitter ing heaps of dust, nuggets ant' bricks, this brilliant display will be one of the greatest attractions on the exposition grounds. The gold pavilion, where the million dol lars will be on display will be en closed with a heavy wire cage and special guards will patrol the sec tion night and day to protect the treasure. The large steel vault, built in sol id concrete, will operate automati cally on a time lock. Each night a' the closing hour the two tons of gold will disappear and the steel and concrete top will slide into place leaving nothing in view but the smooth surface of the floor. The time lock will be set for the opening ALL THE DAILY PAPERS, MAGAZINES AND THE National Weeklies at Coleman Brothers The Best Cur ars, Confec tionery and Fruit. Stationery Supplies of al! kinds. First door east of Postoffice. W. B.APPLEGATE, Notary Public . Collections made, Real E-tate bought and sold and all business matters attended to. Call on or write me. Paradise, Oregon tour in the morning when the treis ire will reappear. The construction f this vault will cost $1,000. In the gold exhibit are three of t'ae argest nuggets ever found in Alaska. Thev were taken from the famous 'ioneer mine at Nome and the to il value of the three is slightly in ;xee of $7,000. It is proposed to lave the largest of these three nug ;ets arranged so that visitors may ?:ck it up and the big yellow lump vill pas? throigh thousands of lands during the exposition. The Alaska fair commission has al ready secured the dust, nuggets and ;o!d bricks for tha display and it vill be arranged ia the gold pavil on of the Alaska building several lays in advance of the opening of he exposition June 1. A portion of he gold is now in safety deposit .aults in Seattle. Even- claim and prospect in the our divisions of Alaska contrlbut- ;d not less than an ounce of gold to he display, and the Seward penln .ula. Tanana River, Copper River and Southeastern Alaska districts are ill represented. In addition to the ;old, many of the mine owners of he Nome and Fairbanks camps win Uso have samples of pav dirt, grav;", ;d rock and black saiu!. Thj ex libit will be in excess of two tons of ire go'.d, just as it was washed frorr he ground in the north. M. W. Goodman of Lostlne was up in business over Thursday night. The best washing machine on arth 13 the Flyer. For sale by i D. Ke'.'ner. C. A Hunter of Wallowa was a business visitor In town over Wed tesday night. Elgin flaur at W. J. Funk & Co's. atent $1.50 a sack, straight grade ...) a sack. Miss Ve3ta Jackson, bookkeeper for he Ehstern Oregon Mercantile com pany at Wallowa, is visiting rela- Ives in this city for a few weeks, Sir. and Mrs. W. E. Lewis went mt to La Grande Wednesday on a combined business and pleasure trip. Thev visit hlj father, H. P. Lewis, and her father. W. A. Worstcll both of whom reside in La Grande. Rev and Mrs. F G. Potter, who lave a homestead in the Grande ilonde canyon, below Promise, are Islting friends here this week, while Mr. Pot'er 13 taking the teachers' ex imlnation. .Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Harris and children' returned home to Wallowa Friday after a visit at the home of Mrs. Harris' aunt, Mrs. H. C. Cramar. Delbert Honian, who is again sif 'ering from an attack of his old en ?my, inflammatory rheumatism, went jut to Hot Lake, Thursday. He wa3 iccompanied by Mrs. Homan. WESLEY DUNCAN, Stock Itippector for Wallowa County. JOSEPH, OREGON HOME PEOPLE This is For You, GET WISE j Now is the time to buy town property, before outside people come in and ' then you will say, "WHAT A FOOL I HAVE BEEN." Buy now while j cheap. Enterprise is going to grow this next year as you never saw it j prow before. Now this is something that everybody don't tell you and I everyone don't know it. We have resident lots from $60 up to $225 and business lots, some with buildings and some without. A e have all kinds of good buys in real estate. New Era Land Company J. B. Seibert, Manager, Enterprise, Oregon 1st Door West of Sheahan's Red Front Livery and Feed Stable First Class Accommodations Best of Hay and Grain & ONE BLOCK SOUTH OF HOTEL ENTERPRISE SK8SXBaE2XZISlIIlfl3aBXBI!KIiaBIIIBHMU91MMBIUH o o Dealer in Harness, Saddles, ChappsSpurs, and Leather Goods of all descriptions. I will fit you out with the best goods for the' least money. When in need of anything in my line, call'and inspet my. stock before purchasing ENTERPRISE, . . . . OREGON IEErr3ttSEEBHEaaB8BHEBBBBiMEESkEEaBKMKaEM3BSW County Judge Olmsted went out to Union Friday with W. H. Decker, who will be taken care of there. Lee Thompson, teacher at Prom ise, returned home Thursday, having been here as a witness in a land contest suit. The annual stockholders meeting of the E. M. & M. Co. was held Wednesday, when the same board of directors and officers were elected. Mrs. D. A. McAllster of LaGrande, mother of Mrs. W. A. Moss of this city, aid sister, Mrs. R. M. McAl lster. returned to their home Thurs day after a very pleasant visit with Mrs. Moss and family. Captain Ell, the veteran lecturer. gave his famous description of the capture of a wha'e. at the opera bouse Wednesday night. In the af ternoon he gave entertaining talk3 at the school, and beat the roll on the drum for the children to march in after recess. The captain was a drummer on a wa- vessel during the Civil war. He went steamboating at the age oT nine and to sea when only 13. i.e has been on the lec ture platform 25 years, and was in U.uerprise 16 years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Calvin enter tained a crowd of young folks Wed nesday evening, February 10, in honor of Miss Maude Hudson, it be ing her 18th birthday anniversary. The evening was pleasantly spent in playing games. Light refreshments were servel, consisting of popcorn, nuts, coffee and cake. Those pres ent were: Mlsse3 Bernlce Lewis, Ethel Weaver, Luclle Corklns, Ev eryl LaCerte, Lydia Flowers, Cora I 0"ial Bircher. Mary Wagner, Ce ell Chauvet, Cecil Beck, Audrey- Combes and Maude Hudson; Messrs. Roy Crockett, Arthur Pace, Earl Bales, Aura Stahl, Ralph Stubble field, Everatt Flowers, Howard and Melvln Hudson, Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Hudson. Our Repair Work Is Guaranteed Watches Clocks and Jewelry put in First class Order Reasonable Prices Edison Phonographs E. B. WHEAT Jeweler and Optician Enterprise, Oregon Read This And ' BOSWELL & SON PROPRIETORS. LisK ware at neiuier a. Japalac, varnish stains, linseed oil at Burnaugh & Mayfields. G. I. Ratcllff will erect an addi tion to the east end of his furni-: ture atore this spring. I Landlord Bauer Is storing away a fine lot of ice for Hotel Enter-; prise use this coming summer. j Attorney J. A. Burleigh went out , to La Grande Wednesday on legal business, returning Thursday. j Highest market price paid iu cash for live chickens at Enterprise Meat; Market. Price & Homan. I Engineer H. A. Brandon was view ing the work of his men in the railroad yards Wednesday. Mrs. M. A. Colpltts of Promise returned home Thursday after sev eral days Bpent here on business. Roof Paint for your old roofs. It stops the leaks. For sale at Kelt tier's hardware store. Mrs. C. W. Wright and baby re turned . Wednesday to her home in Union after a viiit with her sister, Mrs. Ina Gaskill. Mrs. B. T. Long and children re turned Wedne3 lay from a visit with Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Courtney, near Lostine. before buying a piano or orsa-i ,ee Ashley. He has the agency ir alnioK any make and will sail hem on easy terms. Lilly and Chester Ogbourn went to Lostine Friday to spend the day with their sister. Zelma. who Is a teacher in the schools there. H. A. Clemens, who spent last summer in this valley and played with the Enterprise and Wallowa baseball teams, has bought an in terest in the Milton Eagle. Rev. C. E. Trueblood has received word that his brother-in-law, J. Q. Graham, ha been reappointed post master at Emerson Mills, Iowa, for another four years, making his fifth term in the office. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thompson and children, who had been guests of Mr. and Mrs. B, F. Miller and other friends in this vicinity, returned to their home In Lower Valley, Wed nesday. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rice of Puy- allup, Wash., arrived Tuesday and will visit her son, W. H. Graves, and family for several weeks. Mr. Rice is owner of cattle on" Snake river and left Thursday for there to look after his interests. Mr. and Mrs. Graves are also entertain ing their niece, Miss Cressie War- nock, of Puya'.lup. J. J. Blevans, the well known old soldier and pioneer school teacher of this county, made and sent a score or more of canes from the Soldiers' Home at Roseburg, to old com rades of the war time and plonear settlers of this county. They were ent to Ashley, the furniture man, who delivered them for the donor. Reason Enthroned. Because meats are so ta3ty they are consumed in great excess. This leads to stomach troubles, bilious ness and constipation. Revise" your diet, let reason and not a pampered appetite control, then take a few dose3 of Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tablets and you will soon be well again. Try it. For sale at Burnaugh & Mayfleld's drug store. Samples free. Buy Fruit Land. In the Walla Walla valley where fruit raising and gardening pays big returns and where the climate is mild and healthful. Improved and unimproved properties for sale. Write is for particulars. Manela & Brown, .liton, Oregon. 48b4 Buys Swamp Creek Ranch. W. H. Grave3 has bought the 320 acre ranch on Swamp Creek of Knapp & Fletcher that they recent ly purchased of Polk Mays. Air. Graves paid $3600 for the place. Not Just as good but better than any other 5 cent cigar, is the Ad vertiser. Enterprise made cigar. Gophers, Sage Rats and Prairie Dogs annually devastate our fields of growing grain. Their numbers may be greatly diminished by a systematic warfare upon them. "Woodlark" Squirrel Poison is the most reliable and destructive agent yet devised for their extermination. It is absolutely certain in its action and every kernel is warranted to kill. Climatic changes or moisture of the earth do not destroy its strength. It requires no mixing or preparation, and is always ready for use. No other is so good. Dealers will refund the purchase price if not as claimed. Pamphlet free. IIovT Chkmicaj, Co., Portland, Oregon La Grande Iron Works. D. FITZGERALD, Proprietor. Foundry and Machine Shop. Casting and Ma chine Work done on short notice. WE ALSO MANUFACTURE FEED MILLS Sawmill break down jobs promptly attended to GIVE US A TRIAL M quart bottle, of GENUINE 6?sff CYRUS NOBLE Jinel so you V1 U& all chanee paid to th ' T M railroad xprae efiica, . J9V avr-TjT U U U U U 'Wr U V LI You must have the be f uarantecd lo be absolutely pure aged in wood and We buy'cYRUS NOBLE direct from the distillers hive bought it for 44 yean. l)on'l let them sell you somethinf else " just as ood." Buy the best it's the cheapest in the long run. Bottled by the distillers. Guaranteed so the United States Government and to you to contain nothing except pure straight aged whiskey. For the 6rst time since 1864 (44 yean) in such sections as the public is unable to purchase CYRUS NOBLE we will sell you direct 4 quart boHlee for $4.90. No danger ol refilled bottles but the GENUINE CYKUS NOBLE the best made, the best selling brand in the whole world. W. J. VAN SCHUYVER & CO., 1 05-1 07 Second" Sheet. Portland, Ore. ESTABLISHED I6M CUT T THIS W. J. Van Schuyvar St Co rwtluU, Onto. Eacloaed pleate (ad $4.90 lor wtach plene ami sm at coca by expieai, prepaid, four quarts GENUINE CYRUS NOBLE. Cm Information Concerning Eighth Grade Final Examinations. 1. 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 ogyr Geography, and Spelling. 3. Sources of Questions: (a) Civil Government United Stales 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 Read'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. ACKERMAN, Supt. Public Instruction. The first Eighth Grade examina tion for the year 1909 will be held January 21-22. Teachers prepating classes for this examination will please report to this office the number of applicants at least thirty days before above date. Respectfully, J. C. CONLEY, Supt. of Schools. Men can get their overcoats, suits And underwear nicely mended by one who understands the business. In quire at the Woman's Rtiuim "Ot iSamma building. WALLOWA BRANCH TIMETABLE. Westbound p.m. 2:30 Arrv. 1:55 Lv. 1:40 1:25 1:00 p.m 11:35 M i 11:30 10:30 " 8:00 " 8:15 ' 7:30 " 7:16 " Distance from nm. La Grande Stations :45 Lv o La Grande 9:5) ' 2.5 Island City 10 00 - 8.3 Al.-el 10 10 12.3 Imbler 10.30 20.9 Elgin U:25 33.2 TaTner Jet 11:U 3l'.7 Looking Qla p.m. 12:45 47.1 Mlnam 2:00 " 60.0 Wallowa ' 2 3 " 67.8 Lostine 3:4-. 78.0 Enterprise 4:45 Arr 83.8 Jo:ej)h p.m. . REFEHtNCt ANY iANX OR TRUST COMPANY N OREGON UNC NO Mill TC-OAV A Common Cold. We claim that If catching coli could be avoided some of the mos: dangerous and fatal diseases would never be heard of. A cold often forms a culture bed for germs ol infectious diseases. Consumptiot, pneumonia, diphtheria, and scarie: fever, four of the most dangerous ind fatal diseases, are of this class. The culture bed formed by the cold favors the development of the genu of these diseases, that would not otherwise find lodgment. There little danger, however, of any ol these diseases being contracted wof a good expectorant cough medicine like Chamberlain's Cough Renedj Is used. It cleans out these culture beds that favor the development ol the germs of these diseases. That b why this remedy has proved so Mr versally successful in praventtog pneumonia. It not only cures jour t:old quickly, but minimizes the rlst of contracting these dangerous dis eases. For sale by Burnaugh Mayfield. PENITENTIARY REPORT. Report of Superintendent James t the state pentteniary shows that d the 419 prisoners four are lm Wallowa county. The total is AWM ed proportionate to population anion? the counties of the state wltli few exceptions, such as Baker, 30, Union 28, Umatilla 40 and Warn 22, have more than their proportion, while three counties, Benton, Line and Yamhill, have no represents tives. There are 34 serving life sentence and 215 under sentence of less f1 five years. There are 3 women, af1 of the total 207 are classed as kT ing no church affiliation. 103 Ct ollcs,. 106 Protestants. 2 Greeks'"' one Jew. By occupations before mBliI ment there are 96 laborers, 66 ers, 23 teamsters, 21 cooks, 19 ers, 19 miners. 17 carpenters, firemen, 10 bookkeepers and 10 gineers. the remainder being ""' ed among other occunatlons in s""" er numbers Tho rnnnrt savs thel is not a preacher, lawyer, newsptf er man or school teacher In the Hsl but does not say why.