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TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR, NO. 49.
ENTERPRISE, OREGON, THURSDAY, JULY 29. 1909.- COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER ENTERPRISE WINS FREIGHT RATE BEFORE COMMISSION 0. R. N. ORDERED TO PUT CON TINUOUS DISTANCE TARIFF INTO EFFECT HERE. BIG SAVING TO PEOPLE Substantial Reduction of Freight Rates on All Goods Shipped Into Wallowa County. Freight rates on the Wallowa county branch have been very materi ally reduced to all points from Palmer Junction to Joseph, by an order or the state rallroai commission as the result of the complaint filed by the Enterprise Commercial club. A copy of the order has been received by A. C, Miller, pre d lent of the club. The matter came on for final de nrminatlon bv the commission on July 16. and the order was entered on July 23, and the new rate will go Into effect 20 days after the railroad company has been served with a notice, or probably about August 12. The order requires the O. R. & N. railway to apply continuous distance rates to shipments to or from Its stations from Farmer Junction to Joseph, inclusive. The commission ilnds that the proportional rates now in force are unjust and unreason able and unjustly discriminating In Application. The new ruling is limit ed, however, to commodities that take class rate). The commission finds that the pro portional rates for transportation of wool, complained of, are used almost entirely as a basis for the computa tion of through interstate rates and the commislon therefore expresses no opinion as to the reasonableness or MONEY TO LOAN State Funds loaned, 6 per cent. John P. Rusk. Atty. State Land E'd. Joseph WANTED, Lumber. Anyone having lumber of any grade In any amount for sale, or who has timber he intends to saw soon, and wishes to contract the lum liur, call on or ftddre3S.W. F. Rankin jit Haney planer In Enterprise, Agent tor W. R. Kivette. 2Cb4 If you are in TI T3 Tl Hv Mower j unreasonableness of the proportional rates on wool. The commission declines to inter fere at this time with the proportional rates on livestock, because the same have not been given a thorough test und are largely used as a basis for the computation of through interstate rales. The commission will make no finding on the reasonableness or un reasonableness of the proportional rates on live stock for state ship ment until the same have been given more extended practical test. The relief granted by the commis sion applies to practically all freight shipments into this county, and the average reduction will be 12 per cent or mora. . The new rates will almost wipe out the difference on shipments to Wal Iowa and Enterprise from jobbing centers, but there will be a reduc tion In the pre3ent rates to Wallowa as well as to all the towns. The total saving to the people of this county will amojnt to thousands of dollars yearly. The Enterprise Commercial club brought, the compla'nt alone, and at the hearing held by the state commis sion in this city on June 7, bore the burden of the conflict alone, repre sentatives of the other towns coming in the O. R. & N. special train as witnesses for the company. The.-e With the Goods. "It's rather an up-hill job for a stran ger in a strange land to get out an Interesting newspaper," says S. P. Sliutt, the new editor of the Joseph Herald in his first number. That first number, fcpwever, proves him a strong uphill puller. , , . BIG MOGUL KRUTT6CHNITT INSPECTS BRANCH LINE Julius Kruttachnltt, Harriman's cjilef aid and a big gun himself in the rftilway world, whose official title Is superintendent of mainten ance of all the Harrlman lines, pass ed over this branch Friday afternoon and evening from La Grande to Joseph and return. The great mogul ca ne in a special train made up of hi3 private cars and thpse of General Manager J, P, O'Brien and General Superintendent M. J, Buckley, Other officials in th party were Chief Engi neer G. W. Boschka and Superintend ent W. Eollons. Mid. Kruttschnitt accompanied her husband. The party need of a ENTERPRISE M. visited the lake, returned to their car and the train immediately pulled out for La Grande. A. C. Miller received a telegram from Manager O'Brien to sneet the train here and had a short talk with the officials during the stop. Two New Postoffices. Two new postoffices will be estab lished on this branch soon Rondowa, with John Anthony as postmaster, ana Palmer Junction with Guy Byr klt as Naby. Ml nam is next In order. Church Excursion to Lake. The various churches of La Grande are considering a church excursion to Wallowa lake. There are 11 denomi nations represented In that city and all are expected to join. S. D. Keltner is preparing to erect a house on his lot on West Main street. Railroad Projects Many At Clarkston Northwestern To Coast Rumor Given New Life By Idaho Incorporation. From ' the Clarkston Republic. The Republic has - been a little slow to give publicity to all the rail road rumors that have been floating around lately, but It seems evident that the situation is rapidly nearing a point where the p.ans of the rail roads will be made public and every thing indicate that the Northern Pacific will build from Missoula to ILewiston-Clarkston and down the south bank of the Snake river to Riparia; that the Harrlman interests will build from Huntington here as soon as poislble and from here to Jtfiqsqula; that the North Coast road from Seattle to Pasco and tl)e Pitts burg and Gdlroore road, which Js now building In southeastern Idaho and which a few days ago filed articles of incorporation in Boise locating Its line through Asotin county to Pasco, are the links that will take the North western to the coast; and that the .Graves electric line will soon an mounee Its intent) m of building to IClarkston. Of course the LewliHqn (papers set forth Vi&t the roads are all going on that side of the river Ibut to the unprejudiced mind Clarks ton will derive as much benefit from the railroad deejjpment as or I friends acrois the rlvep. E ONE GAME LOST ENTERPRISE TEAM ENDS SEASON . BY SPLITTING EVEN ON DOUBLE-HEADER. With the game nicely sewed up in the ninth Inning, Enterprise players ripped the seams end allowed the Wallowa team to snatch a victory they had given up all hope of secur ing. The score was 4 to 1 in favor of Enterprise and as Bllyeu had the enemy at his mercy, striking out nine f them in eight innings and allow ing but six measly hits, it seemed til over but the shouting. But things Are no', always what they seemeth in base!:all and the ninth inning is a part of the game. Tulley got to second on Pace's muff of Hug's perfect throw and went to third on Marvin's scratch single, and came home on a short passer ball and W. Pldcock's momen tary trance. Hayes was out on a fly to center, but Hughes and Johnson were given life by errors of Judg ment in handling their easy hits, Marvin scoring. Hughes was nailed at third by a fine play by Moody, but a rapid fusllade of singles by Schllke, Holmes and Maxwell and a two bagger by Waelty brought In four scores. Tulley ending the agony with a grounder to second. During the entire melee of errors and hits the bOO spectators made a noise like unto a boiler shop, and an Incipient fight between two or more excited partisans delayed play several min utes. Result of thU nightmare was six scores for Wallowa, not one of which was earned. These added to the one garnered in the fifth on a hit and error gave a total of seven. Enterprise had hit Hayes harder than usual and bad ajuasaed a total qf fgur mainly on good batting. The hom$ team made a game effort to come back In the ninth, Savage and Hug dying on third and second when succeeding batters failed. to hit safe. The score: (Continued on last page.) HORSE MARKET ACTIVE DURING. LAST FEW DAYS Joe Melotte bought a black f Illy of Williams and Shraner whq brought a fine band Qf yquns horses from the Garden qf Eden last week to sell here Melqtte paid $ 100 fqf the. ONE GAM 1 or any other kind of FARM MACHINERY we can we have the goods on hand and will sell them to you at a price that is right. Cme n and lok over our stock. & M. CO. filly and Wm. Reed paid $300 for a pair of brown fillies. John Woods of Walla Walla sold hi band of about 40 mares, colts and fillips to Fltzpatrlck Bros, of LosUne. Thy were a good lot and while the price Is not made public It Is known to be considerable higher than range to-k has been bringing until lately. Mr. Woods has brought out nearly all his stock from The Buttes range, sending 30 head to Walla Walla to sell, and leaving 40 geldings in the Fltzpatrlck Bros, pasture to feed. C. M. McDnnlel Is here buying mm II mule j for packing supplies Into the N. P. railway surveying camps along the Lolo fork of the Clear- ate.- river In Idaho. He is paying from $80 to$100 each and had found 8 by Tuesday. Judge J. W. Knowles, Court Re porter Manna and District Attorney lvanhoe came In Monday to attend circuit court. Sale Of Planing Mill And Timber W. F. Rankin Buys C. 8. Haney's Business Interests Deal In City Realty. A deal involving about $23,000 was completed lats Saturday, W. F. Rankin buying the planing mill plant, power, timber land and about 1,300,000 feet (of timber from C. S. Haney. About 600,000 feet of sawel lumber Is in cluded. The coisideratlon for the plant is said to have becn'$6000. The deal was made through the Enter prise Real Estate company. The Haney planer la run by water power and U very advantageously situated. The timber Is also handy, and the new owner. Mr. Rankin, Is well known as a progressive, alert man who will make the most of the exceptional opportunity. He complet ed a deal Just a few days before by which he sold 600,000 feet of lumbeT to an eastern buyer. Mr. Rankin will keep on hand a first claa, large stock of all kinds of lumber. City Property Sold. The Enterprise Real Estate company (old a lot in the northeast part of town to M. K. Hue. for $200. and a tract of land just west west of town from R. L, Day to W. H. Qravea for $600. also a small tract adjoin ing, from K, 8. Taea to Mr, Graves. Ono-Mtnute Best Washer. Washers the Only For sale by Ashley. supply you as T OF CIRCUIT COURT THE JUDGE HEARING CASES AT ISSUE GRAND JURY IS IN SESSION. Judge J. W. Knowles convened an adjourned session of the May terra of court, Tuoa.lay morning, at wnicu win be hoard cases not re quiring a Jury, as no trial Jurors have been summoned, only the grand Jury to look Into th j horsestealing cases. The grand Jury was summoned last week and reported at 10 o'clock, Tuesday morning. Following are Its members: Sam Wade of Lostlne. foreman: H. E. Driver of Wallowa. Ed Isler of Divide, Lojls Page of Frulta, H. C. Llrd of Enterprise. J. W. McCauley .of Bartlett, Joi. CHil of Cfclco. Court will probably be in suloi until Thursday. Followinc are the orders entered Tuesday morning: Equity. ClmrloUe B. Cutler vs. J. F. Cutler. Default as to Deft. Stella V. Clark vs. Josenh M. Clark Default as to Deft. Jas. F. Haun vs. O. F. a id Lola Mays. Dismissed on motion of Plff. as settled. La Grande Nat. Bank vs. Lostine Merc. Co. Confirmation of sale. Law, Beatrice DeVall vs. Thomm r 3- Vall. Demurer to amended ana or sustained by consent and 20 days allowed to file amended answer. E. F. Dotson. respondent and Plff.. vs. Somers ft Campbell, aonellunt. Application to file amended complaint Carrie Mesplle Wilson vs. c v. Ragsdale. Dismissed on motion of Plff. as settled. D, C. Brlchoux vs. J. M. Herman. Jr. Passed for service. Irena M. ' Montgomery va O H. Russell and H. N. Vaughn. Default as to Deft. Judgment for Plff. for $332. and $50 Atty's tees. M. Crow & Co. vs. W. B. Hun tar. Passed. F. C. Schafer vs. Oral Beechnr. Judgment on mandate. Union meetings will bo held by the local churches on Siinduy evening during August, Next Sunday even ing the services will be held at the Presbyterian church. Rev, W. S. Crockett preaching the sermon. There Is a scarcity of houses for rent In Enterprise. One dealer had four persons looking for homes last week with no suitable houses avail able. Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Bananas, Oranges and Lemons Blackberries This Week ORDER NOW ROCK CREEK FLOUR Everyone Says the BEST IN TOWN Plenty of Good Cedar Shingles Always the CHEAPEST Riley and Riley Groceries and Flour Fuel and Feed ADJOURNED ERM