Wallowa County Official
Paper. Enterprise City
Authorized Paper for Pub
lication of Timber and
VOL I, NO. 47
Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thursday, March 19, 1908.
znts By and For
- allows County Readers
I'OliTV TIIOI SANU IliUMiS ll.-.iriles Bar.
I. W. J.Kcxit &co., pnterpiiKe, Or.
1:1 MliiT (OrNTElt. Holit'. ninety IJi-ned
(tienp. Inquire ut Xewx Ki-to.d oilier.
PIAXO: Flmt-i-lais. ui,ri-i( -nii l, Kinitjii:
piano fin sale cnetip for ci-li. SU-h ur wrii
fun Hun.HkiT, Jimi'iih. Ore. it
ri.M,THv"S;v.iM,r. it, ,.t ',.,. 1, !
oueot my Funim. It. 1). Sanftml, mile 8. w. j
of Knteriirise. mi
M.YDKNDaI.K HTAIXION, .full blo xl, r H
Jenix old tiexl May, itood height, weluhl nnd
lolor. In h ft n -t .olt. -Also fnlMtload ,lnm y.
Hull, coming Jl .venr old. His mo'hti ltiut
I Tinl nf II quirt to a milking. He is li
(In. I class hull. No lwnnls willl .-iilier
miimiil. ' Km-fuitlicr information iiuiulreoi'
H.Velirn. IUM, Ijidriiurie, M:e. H."d
CLKAX SKKU ltYK, delivered -uiywhere In'
Jiiitorprlsc (ur 1 per cu t, ' 1. tJ. Cunnkk,
Enterprise. , 37f
I. O. O. F. Knterprie l,odire, No. I5I.
Kincrald Ketiekuh Lodge, No. V).
K. of P. Enterprise od0, No. 4. '
Jaunltit Temple, No, 7, I'ytlilan
'i- Sisters. .
Masonic l'.ntorprlse Chapter, So. .10, Koynl
. , Arch Allisons, meets llrsl and third
TuoHilnysof each mn 111 in liomplc
...!' Hall. All vMtinit Roy a! Arch Mn
''. Sons welcomed.
.1. B. Ui.mhtraii, llleh Priest,
D. W.SHEAHAN, wretary.
WuUnwi Lodge. No. K2, A. V. &
A.M., meets second and full it h Sat- (
; urdn.vH of enoh ninnxh In Mnwrnlc
t Hull. Vliliinf Mlmotih u't'lcouiptl. I
. C. H. Zuuchkb, W. M.
, . C. KOA1MAN, Sei-retary.
'. ' Wallowa Valley Chapter, No. .10, 1
, . (), . H., ineotH first and third Satur-1
day of cnph mouth. In Mnxonic
" ' all. 'Viflting HtaiH ure always wel-
0 1.1 vb Lock wood, W. M.
DAKfKt, Boyd, Sec. -M.
V. A.-Kuglf Camp, No. 104117, M. W. A.
, Heals First and Third Thursdays in
. eneh month in new Fraternal hull.
Visltlnif Nelslibori AlwayR welcome
J. (t. Rknnie, Consul.
' T.'M, DILL, Herk.
, Aneroid Onriip, No. 8512,. R. N, of A.
V. O. W.--Eiiterprise Tamp, No, 535, W . of W.
Almotil Circle, No. 278, t. of W,-
.; STAMPS ON PAPERS.
' All papers not paid up will
have to be stamped after April
1st. The postal department
made this order to go Into effect
January 1st, but afterward ex
tended It to April 1st.
fel ' 'I RESOLVED " I X
. .. ' KmW$mfo' that if vou wish to march . -vV
XfeAi''-' ALONG YOU MT BE CLAD , jj
' sWmIr IN THE InATiTffT. THE-
4 ' C Wm BETTE-Pv VOUR APPAREL. .
Jg . . ,. 1dbfSf& THE SWIFTER WILL DE
' IThtPW'Sr K PROGRESS, . ti
ft ''- - ' " ; fSSX- ' BVSTER BRWN
Tg COPT'SHT MK.eTTHte;JTT.iDownco CHICAGO. . ' J)
WE CAN HELP YOU To MARCH ALONG
INd YOU OUT IN
IN MATERIALS NOT
MADE. WE HAVE
RER. WHAT TROUBLE- YOU HAD TO
75C TO $3.90. PLENTY OF THE SHORT
PRICES. ' , . "
County Out Over $533 By Uawisj M:
Total Payments Now Exceed
lv tor over 820,000 worth of
taxes bail been made out by Charlie
Prow an 1 Arthur Pace in the sheriff's
Wednesday noon, nnd great
I stacks of letti rs containing remit tunees,
I the accumulation- of four days, wer.t
still to be gone th'ough. thu counter
I payments having taken up nil thu tin t
The teeeipts the oust week were as
follows: Wednesday, March 11, f 1728 ;
j Thursday, $1181; Fridav, U28; Satur
I day. f2!IU4; Monday, $1331; Tuesday,
$9H5. rho first four days reported in
last week's News llecord gave n total
of 10,117(1, niiikiui: u crmd total to
Tuesday ni-ht of fll),338.
Monday was the last day of the 3
per cent discount allowed on complete
payment on or before March 15. The
dint'ohiit wil cost the county about
5500 for which the votinty receives no
n turn whatever. Kven the taxpayers
who ure most deserving of a reduction
ate not benefited as tlie greater part of
it jroes to non-resident property own
ers, and to those who are most able
New Syltii Tiled.
II. C, Mires vs. V. J. Rawson, Debt.
Emma J. Churchill vs.' Naocy . J.
Laphani. 81 it in partition. O. M.
Corkiue is attorney for the plaintiff.
Committei to Asylum,
J. II. Scott, aged 71 vtar, and an
old-time resident of the tipper valley,
was adjudged insane, Saturday, and
will be taken to the st ite hospital for
the insane at Salem. He is violent at
times, and has homicidal symptoms.
. ' Taket Out First Papers.
U Bimoa Edward Porstrom, aged 21
years, a merchant of Joseph and a na
tive of Fjellsta,' Sweden, bus filed his
declaration of ' intention to become a
citizen. He has been a resident of the
United States since July, 1893. '
, ..Connty School Notes.
Miss Nina" Miller, who taught the
Colpitis rchool, north of Wallowa, the
patt winte', has accepted the Noble
school, district No. 19, for the spring
term beginning April 6. ,
Miss Nona Mill ir, who' has closed a
very successful term of school at No. 1 ,
MADE UP AND
THE LONG GLOVES
TROUBLE- YOU HAD To GET LONG
GET A PAIR NOW WHILE
J. FUNK & CO.
Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Miller,
Superintendent Kerns wan visitjint
the Lui-tiue und Lone l'ine schools hist
week. Line l'ine is the nnnie voted
tht school in the old 1'itce district. ;A.
A. (Jieer i.-the teacher. ,
Triplets at Kejn&wick.
Three girls were born Wednesday
night to Rev. and Mrs. Prockimm.
Two 0 the little drls lived until morn
ing hen one passed away. The at
tending physician reported the mother
d ing well nnd there is every, indication
that the one remaining daughter will
live to bless th.i
Indoor Team To
Co To LaCrande
The Enterprise Indoor baseball team
has accepted an invitation to go out to
LaGrande and play two games Thurs
day and Fridby of next week. The
lxys are guaranteed f80 or not quite
I enough to pay-the expenses of the trip.
The Enterprise team has been play
ing a very fast game and hope to make
a good showing at LaGrande.
The game at Joseph Saturday night
resulted hi another victory for the En
terpiise team by the one sided score of
48 to 11. The Joseph boys could do
nothing with llilyeu's delivery, whilo
Enierpriso batted the Joseph pitchers
at will. Only six innings were played,
A good crowd saw the game. Fifteen
Enterprise ladies went up to Joseph in
Shack eford's tallyho to help cheer the
locals to victory. 7
Bids For Business Blocks.
Sealed bids will be received at the
First National bank of Joseph up to 0
p. in., Saturday, April 11, 1908, for the
construction of two, one-story, party
wall, brick or stone or brick and
stone business blocks, one 25x50 feet
for the First National bank, and one
25x60 feet for Dr. J. W. Barnard's
drug store, according to pi ins and
specifications at First National banki
Right reserved to reject any and all
bids.'' . .
' First National Bank ob Joseph. .,'
Dr. J. W. Barnard.
; Coach Horse Company. 7
The Jc.seph and Enterprise Coach
Horse company will hold a meeting in
the court room Friday, March 20, at 10
IN LIFE BY FIT
THAT : IS READY
Lower Valley, 1 visiting he
GLOVES AT SHORT
Tr.ufc Repairs Coinplitcd Tuesday
Nig!:t"E!g!n Stags Carrying No
Lit (frarde, March 18 The repairs on
the O. ft. & N. track on the wei side
of the Hltia mountains weie completed
yterdoy nnd trains are new running
j regularly through to Portland.
lhe floods of Saturday night took out
a large section of the trHck near Huron
and later there were several land lides
below Menchani. All west-bound trnfhV
wa held up here from Sunday morning
until late lust night.
. "No Bottom" to Cricket Flat.
The hottcm dropped out of Cricket
flat this week, and the stage, freighters
and Everybody else are having their
troubles on the 12 miles stretch of road
from the top of Wallowa hill to Elgin.
Wednesday morning, V. T. Hell,
kcal agent for the stage line, was noti
fied to book no passengers for Elgin.
The stage 1ms all it can do to carry
the mail and express in a light wagon
with six horses across Cricket flat.
This embargo will probubly lust ouly a
The washout ou the O. It. & N. west
of La Grande has , delayed Portland
papers since last Saturday, and the bad
roads have stopped passenger travel, bo
for the time being Wallowa county is
surely isolated can neither hear from
nor go to the outside world and the
world Is the loser.
L. Stumbaugh is a Die to get around
again, after quite a siege of rheuma
tism. . He is planning an improvement
on his ranch in the shape of more
orchard; la expecting about 300 trees
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Sim
mons, Saturday, March,. 7. 1908, an 8
pound daughter. Mother and babe,
(ukewiso, the- father) getting along
Mesdames Crawford, Wurnock, Bell
and Denny, and Clove LIyd visited
the school literary society Friday after
noon. An interesting debate was de
livered on the question "Uesolved thit
Fire is more destructive than Water.'
The affirmative side was sustained by
Rowena Johnson, Perry Wurnook, Earl
V uruock and Ellen Sprngue; the nega
tive . by Mildred Hamilton, Lowell
Matheny, Mona Matheuy and Elmer
Warnock. The 'judges, Clevo Lloyd,
Mis. War. iock and Mrs. Kenny, stood
two to one in favor of the negative.
March 10 A numbe' of men begun
work today on the Deer Creek roud to
the timber. Thone who went were Mr.
Lewis, J. A. Denny, Ralph Spragne,
Milton, J. M. and Clint Simmons, Geo.
Calkins, Vesper Brumbach nnd Mr.
It seems 'he recent rains washed out
the stage roud, downed the phone
wires, etc Passengers on Mondaj't
stage helped to carry mail, etc., aroui d
the worst duces. Jack Johnson is try
ing to rustle men to repair the road.
Walter Jewell is working for L. C.
Bom, to the wife of J. M. Simmons,
Saturday, March 7, a daughter; weight
about 6 pounds. Mother and babe do
ing well. Father has gone to work no
longer "sits around all day." "Uncle"
gane to work too.
The rain it ruined pretty hard about
Saturday night and Sunday, The river
rising, grass growing, apricots bloom
ing. ' Mr. and Mrs. L, C. Johnson returned
Thursday evening from attendance at
the deathbed of Mrs Johnsons sister,
Mrs. Priscilla McKenzie. Many friends
sympathize most sincerely with the
fan ily of the deceased in their bereave
ment'. In Memoriam.
All the leading ITnion county and
iininy ' other papers contain obituary i
notices of the demise (which occurred I
March It), in Union, Oregon, ul the i
home of lii j sister, Mrs; S. A. I'uisel)!
of W. II. McComus, associate editor of!
the Wusco News. "Will" or "Willie" as
he was familiarly culled by old friends, '
was the younger of the McComus
brothers, once editors und proprietors j
of the Mountain Sentinel, established
by the elder brother, E. 8. McComus,
ut Latiianilc, afterward owned and)
edited in Union by W. II. Latur. Ow-j
iugto ill health, ti e paper was sold
and hp went to 1'sbon, Kansas, to visit.
hi. brother John (who hna .inee pas-ed
and especially Union, hud become
home to him, and returning there-be
..been mi after the death of its editor,
A. K. Jcnes the editor of the Oregon
! hcout..( Since it was sold, about seven
' yeurs ago, he had preferred (because of
j the delicate constitution which so much
Hindered the journalistic work for
which he was otherwise so well adapted,
so capable and which he loved) to work
only as associate editor nud foremun,
being a practical printer as well as a
ready writer, and hud been for several
years associated with the Haines Record,
but for the past year and up to a few
days before his death was with the
Wusco News. Taken quite iil ut thai
place word was phoned to relatives at
Union. His elder sister, Mrs. S, A.
Pursel, went at once to Wasco. Find
ing him 8oii'ewbut better nnd at his
earnest desire and accompanied and
assisted by a kind friend of his (n Mr.
Forbes of Wasco) she brought him
home with her, "Homo to old Union,"
j as ho expressed it; for teing a single
man lie Had -no settled home save as a
hotel may be home. jThey arrived at
her home on Saturday evening's train,
A carriage was in waiting at the end of
suburban or central railway, a room of
her home warmed and lighted, a doctor
in attendance, f i iends and relatives do
ing all In their power to relieve his suf
fering and make him comfortable; he
seemed to rally for a time, but on Sun
day afternoon told Mrs. Pursel he
"would not be here tomorrow." HeJ
left his nffairs all in her hands as she
wohld do right. Ho passed into a de
oline and at 9 Monday morning his
spirit took its flight. Ho wus buried
beside his mother in the. Union ceme
tery, under the auspices of the Order of
Washington, of which ho was an hon
ored and loved member.
W. H. McComus was a man of noble
principles, of high ideals and aspira
tions. The Portland Evening Telegram
of the 11th inst. contains his photo and
sketch of his life. He wus not what
the youth of today would call a young
man, having passed somewhat beyond
the half century line, nor wus he;whut
our best writers call old.. Hud he been
blest w ith a robust constitution he prob
ubly hud ' the intellect to nttnin to
heights of great note in journalism.
But like others of the human family he
was the creature of circumstunces and
they- wore- against -.him und' -whut is
fame anyway? He did us best he knew
under adverse circumstances and that
is better than mere fnnie. Where are
the fumoii9 people of uges past? Let
this extract from his favorite poem
"The hand of the king tlmt the sceptre lintli
home; , . ,
The brow of the priest that lhe mitre hath
The eye of thu enge und the heart of the
lmive, ' ,
Are hidden and lost in the doptlm of the
Theleuveaol the oak and the willow shall
Be scattered uround and togutlier he laid:
And the young and tho old und the low und
the high, ,
Shall moulder to dust and together shall lie.
That is Fume but let us hope there
is rest-for tho weary, '
Annual Stock Show.
The annual horse and stock show will
be held in Enterprise, Saturday, April
11. It will bo the biggest stock event
ever held in Wullowa county. Owners
of fine horses, cuttle, sheep und hogs,
take notice. Committf.k.
Candidates card at tho Ne8 Record
office neatest work, quickest delivery.
YOU CAN MAKE
By buying a block of land in
Gardner's addition for only
The adjoining block sold
a year ago for $600.00
THIS IS A SNAP THAT WONT LAST LONG
Soc. Wallowa Law, Lapd
Cooks Show 1245 Names .Wednesday
' Noon With Outlying Precincts To ,
fho total registration for tho primary
up to Wednesday noon was 1245. Tho
total registralion for the election two
years ago was 1583. That is conceded
to have been a very light registration
It is believed there are fully g000 voters
in the county now and that the tctal
registration for the Juno election'!. wilt
reuch 1800. Following is the present
registration by precincts.
Joseph 189 Enterprise 248
Lostiue 102 Wullowa 228
Powwatka 8 Promise 45
Grouse 7 Lost Prairie 36
Flora 75 Paradise . 68
Mud Creek 20 Leap , . .... 33-
Trout Creek 30 . Pine Creek 21
Butte 27 , Imnaha 42
Park 27 Divide . 2f
Prairie Creek 47 ' ' ' ,.
S. F. Puce has decided to be a candi
date for re-election as assessor, and baa-
out his petitions for the Democratic-
Lewis J. Davis of Union, who
cently entered the race for the
iicun nomination lor circuit Judge, was
in getting acquainted with Wallowa
county voters tho pust ,. week. ' Mr.
Dovis made a good Impression and
looks and talks like a man who had the!
goods. He is one of the leading at
torneys of Union county. J. F. Batcp
chaperoned Mr. Davis on his trip, or
Davis cluioeroned Bater, it was hard
to tell which. Anyway they made a
full team und didn't do their cause any
hnrm. .. ..
Oi ly 14 registering days before the
books close for tho primary. If you,
don't register, you'll have your own
troubles In voting. ,
The printing of the ballots has been
awarded to the News Record job departi
ment. It will take about 7000 ot white
blue and samples to go around "at. the
ii.... .... . .. . .
Bartlett, Murch 9-Miss Lola Klch
man closed a very successful term ot
school here March 2. '
; Miss Bessie Friddles, who has been
on the sick list, Is reported somewhat
The literary at this place every Sat
urday night Is a success. Large
crowds and a good time reported by
aii. r ; ;
The sleighing will soon be a thing of
tho past as the snow Is going very fast.
Leslie Harding is on the sick list this
week with la grippe.
Mr. and Mrs. Davles were over from
Eden visiting, Saturday and Sunday.'
T. A. Bartlett had a crew cutting up
his wood for the coming year. ( "
Mr. and Mrs. Weldon Sliver enter
tained a number of young people at a
party at their place February 28. The
time was spent playing games and
dancing. It was an all-night affair
and many sleepy eyes were seen at the
literary next night. .
om earth) vt-n appointed mid !riw,l-
portion-.!.'.1! lYur ; . jr.'. Hn 'rr.-('n
xml | txt