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VOL I, NO. 37
Enterprise, We!tova County, O;e:on, Thursday, January 9, 1508.
Whole Number 457
I. O. O. F. Entcrprtw Lodge, No. 15H.
Emerald Bebeknb Lodge, No. 110.
K. of P. Enterprise Lodge, No. 04.
J nun Its Temple, No. 7, Pythian
Masonic Enterprise Chapter, No. 80, Rnynl
Arch Mason, meets first mi l third
Tuesdays of each uic nth In Munonic
Hall. All vlRlting Rnjul Arch lu
J. B. Olhstead, High Prlmt,
D. W. 8HKAHAN, Secretary.
Wallowa Lodge, No. 82, A. K. &
A.M., meets second and fourth Sat
urdays of each month In Masonic
Hall. Visiting Masons welcomed.
C. H. Zurcheb, W. M.
W". C. Boatman, Secretary.
Wallowa Valley Chapter, No. 50,
O. . 8., meets first and third Siitur
duys of each mouth. In Maonio
all. Visiting; Star are always wel
come. UI.IVI Lockwood, VI. M.
DANiKr, Boyd, Has.
M. W. A. Eajrle Camp, No. 10197, M. W. A
Aneroid Camp, No. 3542, R. N. of A.
W. 0. W. Enterprise Camp, No. 535, W . of W.
Almota Clrele, No. 278, W. of W.
WEST TAX LEVY
Only II 12 Mills Levied For State,
County, Road and Ssksl Purposes
YMsnfe By and For
allowa County Readers
CLEAN SEED It YE, delivered anywhere In
Enterprise for 1 per cwt D. C. Conker,
COONSKINS 75 cent each for 7 tanned skins
M m. Pntman at E.B. Wheat's jewelry store.
BOOMH Furnished or uufuru:lied tiulmble
or high school students. Inquire at News
Pec. 28 Win. E. Leffel nnd Alice
Dw. 30 E. L. Buchanan and Mabell
Dec. 30 Luther Campbell and
Hattie Gaertner. .
Doe, 31 John II. Long and Ethel
Dec. 31i-Qtiincy Trump and EfHe
Jan. 2 F; R. Clemens and Beulah
Wroy of Grossman.
Jan. ""4 Harris "-M."' Flowers and
Alvina E. U ess of Euteiprite.
Jan. 8 John Mr.Culloch and Dorothy
Bergh of Smith Mountain.
No change in gtuiii market: Wheat
60c bu., oats 90c cwt , rye 90c cwt.,
barlfv 85c cwt.
-Flour Is 14.60 bbl.: -V-? v . .
. The levy fixed by the county
! court for the current year ia 11J
nulls, probably one of the lowest
if not the lowest in the state of
Oregon for 1908. The levy as
made Monday is as follows: -
For state purposes, 1$ mills.
For county purposes, 4 mi J Is.
County school, 3 1-10 mills.
County road, 1 9 10 mills
County II. S., 1 mill.
Total 114 mills.
The court found the amount of
money needed for current expenses
during year 1908 to be as follows:
State $ 9303 45
County 24969 22
County school 19351 1-5
County road 118G0 87
County II. S. ......... . G242 80
Road Supervisors Appointed.
Dist. No. 1, A. A. Greer, Wallowa.
" " 2, F. W. Hammack, Los
tine. Dist. No. 3, Frank Melotte, Enter-
" " 4, W. P. Newby, Joseph.
" " 5, O. W. Chambers,
Dist. No. G, R. L Scott, Divide
" " 7, S. C. ' Hiinelv, right-
Dist. No. 8, Jack Johnson, Imnaha,
"9, George W. Harris,
Dist. No. 10, Sam Weaver, Trout
Dipt No. 11, 0. L. Berland, Para
diee. Dist. No. 12, Wm. Meirill, Lost
Dist. No. 13, Lafayette; Wilson,
Dist. No. 14, Walter Miller, Prom
ise. Diet. No. 15, II. Mench, Flora,
1G Sam P. Warnock,
Dist. No. 17, Olaf Anderson, Pow
watka. " .
Dist. No 18, Peter Kuehl, Smith
Dist No. 21, George Conrlnev,
Dist. No. 22. Curl Bue, Leap.
' 2:), ThouuB Stump,
Dist. No. 21, Geo. Robertson, Pitts
burg. The judges and clerk for 190S
09 were selected. (The complete
list will appear in ' next week's
News Record ) ."
Petition of J. H. Yenglin for a
county road granted.
Bond of road supervisors fixed
11. C. Cramer and Joner Trump
appointed road viewers.
The action of a cpecial Toad
Continued on last page.
I Dist. No. 19, r Joseph demons,
Stale Levy ' ;
Offset by F. R; F.
Wallowa county must contribute
to the state treasury, this year
$8895, or $912, 50 more than last
year. The state tax levy, was
announced from Salem Thursday,
the total amount to be raised by
all the counties being $1,160,000,
an increase of $125,000 over last
year. The sum apportioned to
Witllowa means a tax in this
county for state purposes of ; 1 1-2
As an offset to the increased
state tax, Wallowa countv gets a
windfall of $1793.70 frcttj the
distribution of the ten pr- cent
FcreKt Reserve fund. This 'fund
is apportioned among the counties
in porportion to the- number of
acres of reserve in each. Of the
total 10,463,535 acres of reserve in
Oregon, 1,358,5G0 acres are in
Wallowa county, entitling this
county to $1,153 09 of the $13,980
total rentals in 1907. The remain
der, $640 07, of the total coming
to this county, is the 1906. apportionment.-,
This money must be used for
school and road purposes half to
each County Treasurer Reavia is
daily expecting a warrant for the
amount.. -, ....,.,,....
Sim Gets H. S. Job."
At a meeting of the county high
ecliool board Monday the j )b of print
ing 1600 copies of a catalogue for the
county high school was awarded to the
Wallowa Sun on its hid of $3.23 a page.
The Chieftain bid $3.45 a page and the
News Record $3.G5 a page.
Breezy Tl'rite-lij .of One. of Fsircst
Parts of Wallova Electric
1 ""s. .
iX 'V. RESOLVED
U r.CJlHAT JNOW 15 NOT THE
OMLY THING THAT FALLS
THIS TME OF THE YEAR,
OUR PRCES ARE COMING
bCWN ON JoME OF OUJ
VERY BEST VALVES. IZ
D0NT WANrAY LEFT-
1" - - JtW
in ....7; .:
w 1 ftiisVr': -rt :-v fcl&i'Lm
YE, 0UR.TR.ICE-S HAVE FALLEN BUT THEY HAVE NOT FALLEN
ON .SHIPPED IN "FAKE" .STUFF. THEY HAVE FALLEN ON WHAT
WE HAVE LEFT OF THE REGULAR. LINE.S OF GOOD MERCHAN
DI.SE. IT I.S IMPOaSaSIBLE YOU KNOW To BUY . JU.ST VHAT YOU
ARE GOING TO .SELL AND No MORE. WHAT WE HAVE LEFT OF
OUR WINTER CoATaS AND FURaS WE .SHALL .SELL AT THE FOL
$ir coaTaS now $10
J 5 " " 9
11 " " 7.
10 " " 7
9 " " 6.
$4.50 CoATaS NOW $2.90
. 1. -50 FURaS REDUCED TO 90C
ALaSO GREATLY REDUCED PRICEaS ON MEN'aS AND BOYaS' .SUITaS
AND OVERCoATaS. RESPECTFULLY, -
W. J. FUNK-AND COMPANY.
Troy, Ore., Dec. 31;
Ed. News Record : Dear sir I have
collected some notes which might be of
some interest to some of the readers of
the News Record, if not all of them, as
regards the sett lenient of the north
end of the county.
In Eden there will be in Feb
ruary, 1908, patented laud over
four thousand acres; laud settled
on, surveyed land, but not on the
market, but has been settled over fivi
yuars, 0000 acres ; and land held under
the squatter's right, urisurveyed but
settled for about five years, eleven
hundred twenty acres ; making a total of
over eleven thousand acres, though
some of this land is in the bounds of
the Wenaha forest reserve and com
prises about one third of the land
available and considered very valuable
for agricultural purposes. This today
has the poorest of rouds In the county,
and 1 think I can safely say the poorest
in the state, and even every foot of the
roads that open up this vast amount of
and has been built by donation work
without cost to the county.
Now the Edenites feel some better.
they having good prospects of a road
via Troy to -the county Beat, and are
uglily elated over the thought of a
bridge across the Wenaha. or Litt e
Salmon river. To show their appreci
ation of the fact they as a body, are
pushing the road from the top of the
hill to the bridge, a distance of about
one and three-eighths miles, and thoy
have used excellent judgment in
locating the road bed on a very easy
grade which is not as much as tea per
cent in any place.
They feel quite different now to what
they did some three years ago when
James Chadsey was the supervisor.
The court required a bond of $500 of
hhn and approprlatsd 50 cents to his
district. Now these tteople blame
Enterprise fcr this when Enterprise had
not been represented in tho county
court tor several years until the worthy
bam I.itch was elected. Since thon we
got a $2600 bridge across the Wenaha
and $500 a propriated on tho Troy hill,
which we were much in need of and 1
think we deserved also. I must Bav we
are very thankful.
Now for the Grouse side of the river
I wish to say there is deeded land llf-
teen thousand two hundred acres; un
deeded land, but ready for final proo',
eight thousand acres; making a total
of twenty-three thousand two hundred
acres. But a portion of this land lies
in Washington, as the state lino ru ns
through Grouse flat, but virtually all
of them would use the road that goes
up the 1 roy hill more or less.
Grouse fltt has several threshing
machines and they thresh approxi
mately from 35,000 to 60,000 bushels of
grain annually. But there is a small
portion of this grain ground and the
caase of it is roads are too bad to haul
grain over. Mr. Boston, a farmer from
Grouso, takes a load of grain to Enter
prise but at tl.e river ho has to split his
load and make two trips up the hill,
which taki s him one extra day. Could
you expect us to do otherwise than
bowl for assistance from tho county
Now as to the quality of our grain.
Mr. G. W. Hyatt told me that our
grain could not be excelled in the
Troy postofflce from Jan. 1, 1907. to
July I rame year sent out one hundred
sixteen registered parcels, and from
July 1 to Dec. 19, 1907, sent out 70 regis
tered. Grouse sent out from July 1 to
Dec 19, '07, twenty-eight registered par
cels. Bartlett sent out from July 1 to
Dee, 19, '07, forty-four registered pat
eels. Troy's postollico money orde
receipts averugo $300 per month.
Grouse's average money receipts aro
about $600 per month.
Work is progiessing nicely on the
I met a tiavcling man last week and
I saw him pick up a copy of the News
Record and he said thet e was at least
one good pater published in Wallowa
county. That man knows a good thing
when he sees it.
The young folks are looking for a
good tinie tonight New Year's eve i.t
Evert Richman's dance.
Asnistant Forest Ranger Albert
Baker returned from Walla Walla Dec
ember 29, and reports exciting news
of the electric road down Salmon river.
He says they are going to work at once
mi the grade. Snow is most all gone on
the river; hardly enough left to go in
I Award of Prizes.
I Owii'g to the time required to hear
from some of the prize winners in dis
taut parts of the county, the complete
award of the prizes in tho News Rec
ord's grat $4.,5 prize contest that
ended December 28, cur. not bo an
nounced until next week. The orders
for the prizes are being sent as last as
the wishes of the successful candidates
are made known in order of their
County School Census.
The total enumeration of persons of
school age, over 4 and undrjr 20, aa
corrected from the clerks' reports by
Supetlntendeiit Kerns, is 2699, a
decrease of 7 since February, 1907.
To Take Census
A census of the number of inhabitants
in tho city of Enterprise will be taken,
the eity council at its session Wednes
day night directing Marshal Miller to
canvass the town for that purpose.
Only the number will be taken and it is
thought tho enumeration will occupy
but a few days.
The marshal will bo busier than a
little boy killing snakes in doing the
work laid out for him by council. In
addition to 1 umbering tho people, he is
to build a tool box under tho band
stand in which to keep the city's shovels,
picks, etc., and worse than that he is to
hunt up tho borrowers of tho aforesaid
hovels, picks, etc, secure th ( tools and
never len.l them to anyone anymore.
He is also to put In' a culvert on For-
sytho street between Main and West
Aorta streets, locate all need-'d repairs
li: sidewalks and notify property own
ers to repair same, have lumber baulod
at once tor needed crosswalks, go around
with Couneilmen Aikins and Graves
and see where street lights aro needed.
These few things he is to do in addition
to looking after tho peace and good
order of the town. The last r anted job
is a sinecure, and be can devote all his
time to the side issues.
Tho telephone and htreet vacation or
dinances were postponed nntil the next
regular meeting. The council is not
dispo.-wd to vacate to exceed 30 feet of
East Greenwood street where it passes
tho high school. It is now the only
open street leading on to tho hill in a
distance of five or six blocks.
TO S. H. S. DEBATE
Citizens of Enterprise Will Throw 'Open
Their Homes to Guests from
The gates of Enterprise will be thrown
wide open Saturday, January 18, when
tho Tendleton and V allowa County
high schools will meet in debate at the
opera house in the first series of the
Oregon High School Debating league.
All of Wallowa county is invited to be
present, hear the debate, enjoy the fine
musical program following, and be
sharers iu the hospitality of the citizens
of this city.
That the attendance may he repres
entative of all parts of the county, a
committee consisting of S. L. Burnaugh,
C. II. Zurchor and J. W. Kerns was
appointed by the Commercial club to
see that personal invltatkns are sent
to people in all sections and to prevent
duplications. Every householder in
tho city will entertain guests from over
the county to the extent of Ida re
sources. An admission fee of 25, 35 and 60
cents will be charged to the debate to
help defray tho expenses incurred,
Wallowa high must pay all the expenses
of the visiting team and chaperons, and
of the judges, who must como from
outside the county. Tills includes
railroad, ttage.and hotel bills.
Pendleton has chosen the following
for judges from a list of 15 submitted
by Principal Moore: Judges J. W.
Knowles and T. II. Crawford and
County Superintendent Bragg, all of
La Grande. The llrst two are now in
Enterprise and have consented to act.
Tho splendid musical prozrom follow
ing the debate will be free to everybody.
The night's. pleasures will end in a fine
bauquet at Hotel Enterprise for the
high school students, visiting students,
olllcials and judges.
Tho commercial club at a meeting
Tuesday night took up the matter of a
dormitory, ai d it was agreed that ar
rangements should be made for a
boarding and rooming place at op.ning
of next fall term., where out-of-towu
students would bvi accommodated at
actual cost. t
County High School Notes. '
Tho new Cro well oe bluet is .being usod
to good advantage by tho physics class.
Continued on last page
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DAN I EL BOYD, !
Sec. Wallowa Law, Land and Abstract Compaojr
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