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Wallowa County chieftain. [volume] (Enterprise, Or.) 1909-1911, February 24, 1910, Image 3

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FLASHES $1000 BILL TO
PAY HOMESTEAD ENTRY
Mortimer Collins of Grossmen,
this county, nearly pcra'.Jzed the La
Grande land ofjca officials, Tuesday,
by offering a $1000 gold certificate to
pay the $16 filing fee on a loxae
fftead. Receiver C. R. Eberhani felt
In e7ary pocket of his trou3crs, vest
and. coat but couldn't dJg up enough
change by $931.72, and Resistor F.
C. Bramwell wa powerless to help.
The ''poor homesteader" then of
fered t-iem a $100 gold certificate,
which waa changed .with, the assist
ance of Chief Clerk Carpy and hi
stonographor.
Mr. ColMns fl'.ed on the sw of
section 35 In the famous township,
4.1, 41, '.hat was thrown open to en
try on Sept. 15, 1908, and which has
been the occasion of so mcny con
test cases between squatters and
Umber claim entrymen.
EM NUMBER OF
RANGE LIVE STOCK
CENSUS BUREAU TO SECURE
CORRECT DATA ALL REPLIES
CONFIDENTIAL.
Judge J, W. Knowles ds In Pen
dleton on the circuit bench In place
d." Judge Bean, who ,was Interested
In suit In his court.
ADDITIONAL TWELVE MILES
OF ROAD CONTRACTED FOR
The Eagle Valley News say6: "It
has been a question in the minds
of people who are acquainted with
the tremendous task of building a
railroad do,wn Snake river below
Homestead, as to whether the road
would be continued. It has been
thought that po3slbly the road would
not be built beyond Homestead as
at this point all the rtch mine of
this section are accessible and the
road would be a paying) proposition
If It were not constructed' further.
"Word has been received on good
authority that a contract has been
let for the construction of 12 miles of
road belovy Homestead which means
that the company will push the road
to completion on down Snake river
and thus the company will have a
water grade from Huntington to the
PaeVIlc ocean."
lapalac. varnish stains. Unseed oil
at Burnaugh & Mayfield'o
White Loaf Flour, $5.00 per bar
rel at E. M. & M. store.
I must make room for my Immense
spring stock. Hence all grades of
wall paper, .regular 40 to 00c goods,
at 10c a double roll. 85b2
FRED S. ASHLEY.
Washington, D. C,
United States Census Bureau Is
making extraordinary preparations
to ascertain the approximately ex
act number and value of 14 ve stock
on the ronges In the United States
on April 15 next, the date of the
live-stock Inventory, as required by
the act of Congress providing for
the thirteenth' census.
Fearful that for one reason or an
other tLti live stock raisers may be
deterred from fraely stating the
number and value of their holdings,
:he census bureau i exerting un
usual efforts to assure the ranchmen
.a fanners, especially of the
western range states, that their in
terests, bother personal or corpo
rate, can not possibly be affected
In any way by their frank and full
disclosure of their live-stock posses
sions. The informatioa gathered by
the census office is held strictly
confidential not only to respect to
the fact that under no circumstances
Is It ever imparted to any one not
connected with the census office, but
In respect to Its ever being given
to any other branch of the governr
meat.
Assurance of Secrecy.
"In behalf oif the census bureau,"
today said Assistant, Director Wil
liam F. Willoughby, "I can give as
positive aas'.'runce af the confiden
tial troaitment of Information called
for by th live stock questions to
the general agricultural schedule as
I could if a confidence were to be
Imposed upon me personally and pri
vately. Tho census bureau is con
cerned only to the collection and
publication of statistical facts. The
spirit of every act of congress pro
viding (lor the various decennial
censuses has been, and is, that
the Information as to individuals,
firms, and corporations isi to be giv
en iuvlolabla secrecy. It ia as much
'privileged Information" as thot Im
parted by a client to a la,wyer, by
a patient to a physician, by a dying
man to a minister. It can not even
I be Imported to another branch of
the feUeraU government, no matter
how much the inoormation may be
declrod. No court ever has or ever
' will Ignore this 'Immunity from per
sonal or business involvement be
stowed in return for information, re
quired by United States census in
quiries. To do otherwise would im
pair, X not wholly destroy, the scien
tific efficiency of the census work.
So far as Uie Hve stock census is
corcerned, the bureau, following fair,
Feb 17 The 4mPartIal. an'i unbiased methods.
i quicKiy saparcies tne person, urm, or
corporation from the facts tfurniahed,
and private or corporate Identity in
connection with any census data re
mains forever sealed and sacred in
the great safe3 of the census' office."
Local Firm's Bid
Lowest of Four
Fred S. Ashley Gets Contract For
Court House Furniture and
Fixtures
The county court has awarded the
contract tor furniture for the court
house to Ashley, the furniture deal
er In Enterprise, his bid of $1607.10
being deemed the lowest and best
of the four bids, two! by eounty deal
ers, one fiom Portland and one from
Spokane. The furniture Is of quar
ter sawed oak throughout, finished
in wax. It will come from Eastern
manufacturers.
Fried S. Ashley was also given, the
contract for the counters and rail
ings on their bid of $726. Tihese
are also to be of first-class mater
ial and workmanship.
The contract for the steel roller
shelves, flies, cases, cabinets, etc,
was awarded to a Portland house
for $1465.
To Buy Cell.
The county court went to La
Grande Friday to examine tie new
jadl fixtures recently Installed. If
found satisfactory 1m quality and
price, the order will be given, to
the same firm that installed the
Union county fixtures.
URGE TAXPAYERS
ON ROLL OF 1
LIST OF THOSE A8SESSEO FOR
$3000 OR MORE NAMES AND
AMOUNTS.
Following are the names and
amounts of those who are assessed
on the 1909 tax roll tor $3,000 or
over:
(Continued from first page.)
W. F. Craig 7395
Couch & Eoyd 9950
N. D. Crofutt 3750
G. E. Coleman 3950
.vl. J. Coleman 3207
Conley & McCul'.y 10093
Crow ft Co 13000
G. L. Cole 61C3
A. E. Cole 8553
O. W. Chambers 3971
L. E. Caviness 170S9
L. M. Chapman 3S67
L. Couch 9796
Chas. Crow , 8340
S. J. Cucstos 3120
Tanny Colo 4750
Q. B. Cook 3210
W. Cook 5155
Bis lie
Funk's.
of breaWast foods at
All furniture at a close out price
to make room for 6prlng stocky
! 85b2 FRED S. ASHLEY.
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We are very busy just now taking stock,
and haven't time to arrange the line that
we expect to cut the price on, but will
give you good; liberal cuts on lots of
winter stuff. Are 3'ou satisfied with
your rubber footwear? Get a pair of the
famous
Bali Band Knit, Laced,
Boots and Overshoes
Sold under an absolute Guarantee
to give Perfect Satisfaction.
Some Novelties in Men's Caps that
are good for these cold days
In taking stock we are finding lots
of Remnants in all departments
that we will throw on the remnant
table as soon as we get through.
W. J. FUNK CO.
M. E. Hotchkls 10350
Jonathan Haas 23955
C. fi. Haney 5390
J. R. Halley S405
John Huber 3010
Annette Htegtns 3275
D. H. Hearing 4040
Haaland Bros 6720
C. A. Hunter 23250
A. J. Harris 15065
F. W. Heskett 3165
Heskett ft Mays 3200
E. A. Holmes 4610
R. E. Heskett 6710
Haniroack Bros. 6150
Geo. W. Hearing 8940
W. B. Hunter 3460
L. L. HambePoi 3460
Houser ft Gatllard 6350
H. Halsey 3560
Huffman ft Son. 3120
W. Hayes 4910
W. S. Haye 3270
Haia Bros 25666
V. L. Hewitt 3795
C. Himelwrlght 6825
PAYNE APPOINTED
CLUB SECRETARY
COMMERCIAL CLUB DIRECTORS
HOLD FIRST SESSION PRE
PARE FOR SOCIAL.
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(Continued on page six.)
Decision Against
0. R. & N. Railroad
M. Crow 6900
S. P. Crow 10720
A. W. Courtney 6150
M. O. Courtney 7920
James Cole 3190
A. B. Cole 3310
Q. M. Cannon 3655
J. K. Carper 4600
L C. Cooper 8870
Waldo Chase 5930
Campbell Bros 6195
Mary J. Creighton. 47300
Davis Bros. 4335
James Day 3660
J. C. Dodson 13445
DeBonnoit ft Rambond 6000
W. B. Daugherty 5470
Duncan ft Boner 4045
I. N. Doak 10155
VV. C. Dorrance ". 7515
Chas. Downs 15830
David Diggins 4870
H. B. DavWhleer 28405
Dawson Bros 4580
T.'l. Davis 4506
H. E. Driver 12580
T. J, Dryden 6515
Jamea Dorl Est 4000
Amanda Davis 8345
J. A. Downing 3G60
W. T. Daugherty 7915
D." M. ft R. Co 59300
Jas. Daugherty 3070
J. A. Denny ft Wife 6535
Blaine Davis 4000
W. I. Downard 3600
Jay H. Dobbin 122775
Julian Ellis 4115
Enterprise Hotel Co 15300
Enterprise Electric Co 6500
L. B. Emmons 3000
Ent. Fraternal Bldg. Aaa'n. .. 9400
E. M. ft M. Co. 72500
F. R. English 6895
Oscar Elliott. 3000
C. R. Elliott 8470
East. Oreg. Merc. Co 123O0
W. C. Bodes 11270
Jas. Erikson 10275
T. N. Estes 4225
J. A.Eegleeon 13050
C. F. Evans 4066
S. W. Evana . 3375
J. W. Emmons 4145
H. H. Edwards 4000
R. E. Elliott 3700
A. FlUpatrtck 3430
F. W., J. A. and Maggie FiUs-
patrtck 10250
C. A. Fltapatrkk 7520
F. W. Fttzpatrlck ft Co 18900
F. W. Fitzpatrlck , 6240
Maggie Fitzpatrlck 4550
John Fisher 6240
T. H. Feagdns 3550
1st Bank of Joseph 63000
1st Nat. Bank of Joseph 24160
Flathers Bros 9295
A. J. Fleenor 4070
N. D. Varner 10640
Mrs. E. Fleming .. 6830
John Fruit 4665
Josephine Flak ft Son 6890
S. K. Francis 3690
Edwin Fallaa. 8600
Peter Fordney 4645
J. W. Fisher 3210
Flora Milling Co 6000
J. H. Fordlce 3580
W. B. Forddce 6480
Andy Forbes 4185
Fred W. Falconer 4050
Falconer Bros 51430
J. A. French .. 18510
W. J. Funk ft Co .. 25600
C. E. Funk 3440
Henry Fletcher 15545
W. H. Gibson 895
Jos. GdU 4775
C. E. Glenn 10745
W. F. Gillespie ...... 5780
Richard Galbraith 12700
John Goebel 6270
Gaatln ft Cusalns 6800
A. A. Greea 4490
A. M. Gaatrtn 6620
G. W. Gregg 3965
E. D. Gorsllne - 3570
Frank. Gowing 6740
G. C. Gowing '.. .. 6850
A. Gaylord 4075
A. GUlaspie 6775
r.rai.J Dnnlo T.nmhoF Psi R4335
0lw. H. Graves 13106
Injunction In Right of Way Suit De
cided In Favor of Hector
McDonald.
The boardi of directors' of the Com
mercial club met Thursday night,
e'ited U B. Payne as club secre-a-y
and started things for the big
open meeting that is to be held the
second .week in March.
The board organised by electing B.
B. Lord chairman and A. F. Poley
secretary. The vote for Mr. Payne
as club secretary waa unanimous,
and it Is believed & mighty good se
lection has been, madol Mr. Payne
moved to this c-lty troro Iowa last
year, bought property and Identified
himself with the town from the
start. He 1 a booster of a practi
cal kind, has Ideas and knows how
to express them.
The board spent considerable time
In preliminary preparations for the
big, open meeting and social to
be held early In March. F. S. Ash
ley was appointed chairman of the
committee on program, Dr. Ci. T.
1 locket t on the social side at the
meeting and C. S. Bradley on re
freshments. Each of the foregoing
will appoint two more members
of the respective committees.
According to the La Grande
papers, Judge Knowles hns rendered
a decision of the injunction suit In
lie case of the O. R. ft N. vs. Hec
tor McDonald, adverse to the com
pany and dissolving the Injunction
which restrained McDonald! from
tearing up the railroni track where
It crosses his farm. Clerk W. C.
Boatmaa has not yet received' any
notice ?f the decision.
Mr. McDond'd had' a proviso in) his
deed of rlgiit of way to the railroad
company requiring that tho tracks
should be laid within two years krom
the date of tho deed, olhorwieo the
deed should be void. Tho tracks
were not so laid, McDonald brought
suit to -eotraln the company from
laying the tracks Just before the
tracklayers reached his land, the In
junction was laoued and there the
matter has reatedi until this decision.
The case w(U be appealed to tho su
preme court, the company's conten
tion being that it, was prevented by
the panic and other causes over
which it hzd no control, from com
plying with the strict letter of the
deed.
For bargain In furniture, go to
Ashley's. He needs the room and
the money.
Sells Timber Tract.
Steve Hodge has Bold a timber
traot of 80 acres adjoining the for
est reserve west of town to J. W.
Emmons.
PAYING WELL STRUCK
IN MALHEUR OIL FIELD
D. M. Hun, of La Grande, who ihas
been drilling In the Malheur field
for the Eastern Oregon Oil ft Gas
company of 6't. Johns, has struck
oil In paying commercial quantities,
and has earned a bonus of $750 cash
and $5000 shares In the company in
addition to hte contract price for
drilling the well.
A California expert hired by the
company reports that the well sunk
by Mr. Hunt will yield from 25 to
250 barrels of oil per day without
further development, and that this
quantity is sufficient to make the
well a paying proposition.
ADVERTISED LETTERS.
The following Is a list of letters
remaining unclaimed at the pofttefc
flce at Enterprise, on Feb. 12, 1910:
Mrs. J. N. Brundage, Mr. J. W.
Brantley, Mrs. Joha Brown, Charles
P. Bates, Willis Compton,. Mr. Gor
don Edmonson, Clark Ewing, Mrs.
Dotty FiltzpatrUk, Mr. William Glm
bert, Miss Avis' Keith, Porter Lee, J.
Lindstrom Co., Mr. A. Mayfleld, Miss
Ellle Nwsome, Mrs. J. P. Riley,
Frank Ross, A. J. Smedsvlk, Mrs.
Ophelia Smith, Mrs. E. M. Btwene.
Mr. Wm. Thomas,- John Valentine
(2), Miss Tlllie Wolke, Mrs. Edith
Williams, Mrs. May Williams, Mr.
Frank Wood.
The above letters will be sent to
the dead letter oflice Feb. 26, 1910.
BBN WEATHERS, Postmaster.
End of Earth a Long Way Off.
fROM T
ABLE
TENS
THE
By Profeuor THOMAS C. CHAM BERLIN, CtolofUt.
THE GEOLOGICAL POINT OF VIEW THERE IS A PROB
ABLE CONTINUANCE OF HABITABILITY FOR MILLIONS OR
TENS OF MILLIONS OF YEARS TO COME, NOT TO PRESS
LARGER POSSIBILITIES.
There are indeed certain possibilities of collision with heavenly
bodies, but these do not seem to be imminent. An end of the earth
will no doubt COME LN TIME.
MAN'S FUTURE OPPORTUNITY-SEEMS, THEREFORE,
GREAT, llow far he will realize it ia another question. That
depends much on two new factors that have come into play, the moral
purpose of the race itself and the CONTROL of the VITAL FAC
TORS through research.
293 acres Alder Slope, $23,000.00
80 acres Alder Slope, $ 8,000.00
160 acres hill land, about six miles out, $2,000.00
320 acres, 12 miles out, $3,200.00
City Lot, $100 to $300
Residence Property, $6SO to $3,000
Fire Insurance Surety Bond Live Stock Insurance
W. E. TAGGART,
ENTERPRISE, : :
The Pioneer Real Estate Mao.
1 T" OREGON
Cartfui Banking Insurts tht Saftty of Dtpositt."
Depositors Have That Guarantee at
WALLOWA NATIONAL' BANK
OF ENTERPRISE, OREGON
CAPITAL $50,000
SURPLUS $50,000
Wc Do a General Banking Business.
Exchange Bought and Sold on
All Principal Cities.
Geo. W. Hyatt, President
Geo. 8. Craig, Vice President
W. R. Holmes, Cashier
Frank A. Iteavis, Ami. Cannier
Geo .8. Cbaio
J. H. Dobbin
D1BECTOK3 ,
Geo. W. Hyatt Mattib A. Holmes
W. R. Holmes
Geo. Palmer Lumber Co 836955
J. D. Halsey 8450

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