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NEWS Wallowa County Official PaDer. Enterprise City Official Paper. Wallowa County Is Rich In 5 Greatest Sources of Wealth. VOL 2, NO 9. Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thursday, June 25, 1908. Whole Number 481 JUDGE CRAWFORD HOLDS LAST COURT HODGIN DIVORCE REFUSED MINING AND ROAD DISTRICT TAX CASES NOT TRIED. A two and one half days' special teim of circuit court was hsld this week by Judge Crawford and the docket cleared as far as possible for his successor, J. V. Knowles. A jury was summoned but not used, and court adjourned Wednesday evening. The mining cases of Mullin et al vs. Mays et al were a'l dismissel by the plaintiff except one, which was aftar considerable argument put at issue and set for trial at the No vember term. John Johnson, who was in ja'.l In default of payment of a fine for as sault, was paroled on good behavior. A. O. Jacobs was granted a di- j vorce. I The suit for divorce by Vi3a Hod- j gin was denied and custoly of the j minor child glveu to defendant. In the suit of J. E. Patterson vs. T T? AUlna ol- nl tn foreclose n. lnir- ,' ,, t .!. cure' Hun rha noclfl'nn una fnr IllA defendant. A decree by dnfanlt was entrad in the foreclosure suit of Mary Wright vs. Wm., Wright. In the case of McCaw vs. Palter, the demurrer to the answer was overruled. In the suits by the timber com panies against the coanty to euio'n the collection of the special road tax voted in a district north of Wallowa, j the illegality of the tax wa3 admit-; ted by the defendant. The matter Is pending settlement. Court House Notes. Syveit Jlovdo of Wallowa has peti tioned the circuit court for his iinal naturalization papers. Mr. Hovdo is a farmer, native of Norway, aged 42 1 years, and ha been a resident of the United Slates nincj 1889. Three foreign-born reflidei ts of the comity hare recently fjled declaration! of intention to iVcome citizens: Thomas Henry Madness of Alder Slope, f irmer, uative of Bradford, Eng., aged 3U years ; Fiancais Uauthier of Joseph, labon i, native of I.aFare, France, agt 1 i 2(1 yearn; Christiana Freudenberg of IglUSTfltOl M v. m COPYRIGHT NOt.BYTHl BlJTtR BROWN Ca CHtCACo. THE GOODS FOR. THIS SEASoH WERE DESIGNED AND MADE LONG AGO. So IT 1.S ALWAYS. THERE ARE MoR-E KINDJ OF CHOICE THING-5 THAN ONE-FIR-5T CHOICE, SECOND CHOICE, THIRD CHOICE, AND .So ON: YOU WIH THE FIR.5T CHOICE Do YOU NOT? IF YOU COME NOW AND BUY YOU WILL GET THE FIR.5T CHOICE. To THE.SE CHOICE ARTICLED WE WOULD ES PECIALLY CALL YOUR ATTENTION. JoME OF OUR PRETTIEST SHIRT WAI-STJ ARE -STILL IN STOCK. THE CoLD WEATHER HAS KEPT THEM BACK, BUT THE FOURTH OF JULY IS COMING AND THEY WILL SOON BE GONE. A NEW LOT OF LADIES' OX FORDS RECEIVED. WE HAVE THE WHITE, GRAY AND TAN IN CANVASS OXFORDS AND TAN AND BLACK IN LEATHER. PRICES FROM $1.50 TO $3.00. RESPECTFULLY, W.J. FUNK & CO. Joseph, farmer, native of Germany ' aged (id years. ' The four children of Mr. and Mr, i A. O. Jacobs were sent to the Buys and ' tiirjH Aid eoeiety at Portland liy the! county court tUU week. The children are Rosa A., aged 14, Susan M.,SI, Clif - ford, (i, and Oral K., 4. Mrs. O. M t'oi kiiiH took tlii'in to Portland. Th reasons assigned fur putting the children in charge of the society are that thi! parent are unable to take tun of them liecuu of poverty and beeaueo thev are divorced. North Country to Have Flour Mill Company Incorporated With $25,003 Capital ctock to Erect Mill I at Flora. I ' j The North Country Is to have a i flour mill if presant plans ma erlal- j i,e. The Flora Flouring Mill com pany, Ltd.. has bean incorporated j with $23,000 capital stock. The, plans provide for a structure two j stories Ligh and a basement, to be located on the northwest corner of I I the James 1H igainan rauch, adjoin- ii'K the town of Flora 0 Work on the building will be started at once and It is hoped to have It completsd In : time to grind this yeir's crop. The mill Is to have a cap&'d'y of 50 barrels per day, and tha maclil'i ery is estimated to cost $U003. The following directors and officers have beei chosen: Piesident, J. Q. Coa nally; vice president, W. H. Baker; secretary, L. Austin; treasurer, Paul Moore; managers, F. S. Johnson and II. M. Morton, BOU2HT ALDER SLOPE FARM. Marlon L. Harris has bouht the Fred Schaffer place of 160 acres for $7500 on Alder Slope. Mr. Harris spent the winter at Coos Fay but na3 COme back fully conviiced that Wallowa county Is the garden spot of this footstool. Wooien Mill Sld. The Union woolen mill has been sold to a Portland syndicate headed by a Mr. Bailey, a practical woolen mill man. It is claimed the mill will be re-opened this fall. resolve d THAT TIME fUtS AND THE FIRST THING YOU KNOW AIL THE CHOICE. THINGS WILL BE GONE-THLYARE Alb CHOICE AT OU STOfcE - BUT SOME ARE PRETTIER, DUoTtR -S5r i c tr ice LAI EST STYLE III JUNKETING TRIPS OLMSTED AND LITCH SEEK IDEA ABOUT COURT HOUSES AT OWN EXPENSE. County Judge-e'ect J. P.. Olmste.l and Commissioner Sam Li.cil ra turned Friday morning from a weak '8 trip examining court houses at theii own expense with a vlaw of gaining Ideas that would be of value when It comes to building the Wallowa coan ty court house. They were at La Grande, Pendleton, Heppner and Walla Walla. The building at La Grande comes nearest answering the retirements of this county both in arrangement and co3t. With a few changes the Union county court house will fill tht bill here said Commissioner Litch Friday morning. That structure cost about $25,000 or $26,000. The court house at Pendleton, whi'e a hand some building, is antiquated in its In terior arrangement. The one at Heppner did not suit at al and besides C03t about $0,000. They vent to Walla Walla principally t: inspect the jail which is considered a model in its arrangement. The present talk is to' construct a two story and basement building the basement to contain the heating plant, fuel rooms and storaga vaults A jail would be Included in the main building. Looking for Model Court House. From Pendleton East Oregonian. Judge J. B. Olmsted and Commis sioner Litch of Wallowa county, are in the city this afternoon inspect.ng the Umatilla county court house with a view to securing ideas for a new building In their county. They lookel over the Union county house ye iter day and tomorrow will go to Hepp ner to Inspect the Morrow ' county building and will return to Wallowa with many excellent Ideas of county buildings. Wallowa county has just settled a long drawn out county sea fight and as the matter seems to be. permanently settled a court hous? will be erected this year at Enter prise. Commissioner Sam Litch for merly resided in the Cold Springs country In the north part of this county, and is acquainted with all the old pioneers. j Temporary Schedule Change. The stage left Enterprise at 4 a. m. and returning dill nnl rn..h li rr until after midnight, the first ha'f or' the week. The cause of the tempo-! rary change in time was that only! one train a day ran between Lai rande and Elgin. The regular hedule will be resumed Friday, the , age leaving here at 6:40 a. ni. and! arriving in Enterprise at 8:43 p. m. Rushing Work on Wallowa Railroad Steel Gangs Will Be In This County Soon Looking Glas3 Bridge. Work , o'fc the Wallowa railroad ex tension is proceeding at a marry flip. The bridge over the Looking Glass, beiow Elgin, has been completed, and the track is beinir re.laid between there and the mouth of the Wallowa. The work crews are almost to the temporary bridge over the Grande Ronde, now being reconstructed and in a short time they will be laying tee! up the canyon. Just before the suspension ordoi came last fall, a temporary bridge was completed across the Grande Ronde and 15 or 18 lengths of rails were laid in this county. An eiigina was run across, the first locomotive ever in Wallowa, as notel by the News Record at the time. On that mgine was Mrs. Charles Stacey of L: Grande, a daughtter of Wm. Makln, of Enterprise, so a Wallowa county girl had the prlvilese of riding on the first locomotive that ever entered hei native county. Mrs. Stacey's luis'.:a id a an O. R. & N. conductor and ai the present time has charge of hand ling the Northern Pacific tiains run ning over the O. R. & N. tracks ba- tween La Grande and Umatilla. Grading in this county is being pushed by Contractors Patterson and Alitehell and they will have every thing ready In ample time for the steel gangs. Bailroad Lsasea Ground. Tl e O. R. & X, company has 1 aned from John Anthonv a tract of liiO acres of land hituated m ar the jmirtii n of the Wallowa and Grande Ronde rivers, says the La lirai do Star. This giouuil the company intends to uce as a ya:d for materials during the completion of the railroad f: om L'Ikui to .lusepli. Mr. Anthony had the only avail. able site for this purpoHo and it is lo- cati d at juwt about the riuht p'ueo for the needs of thti company. On thin tract tlie company will establish a ecu eral supply caum and thin will also be the headquarters for the bridge mate rial, steel rails and other materials used in the construction of tlie extension. Among the first things that will be dune will lie the construction of two or more ading to facilitate tlie li iiidling of supplies. A The lease is for six months with the privilego of a louder period, unless upon the jjivii g of siitlicient notice Mr. Anthony declines to continue tlio lease for a longer period. The tenm 'of tlie lease were H(jreed upon a couple of day ao and Mr. Anthony came down Iroui his place in the mountains yesterday to tillix his signature to tlie agreement. Big Celebrations Planned For 4th Flora, Lostine and Joseph Arranging For Good Time On Nation's Eirthday Anniversary. There will be three ce'ebratlons or the glorious fourth in Wallowa coun ty at Flora, Lostine and the head of the lake. The celebration at Flora will extend over thie3 dny Thursday, Friday and Saturday. July 2, 3 and 4, and there v. be some thing big doing each, day. The exerciHos wl 1 be under th: auspices, of the Modern Woodm iii o America. Cash prizes, are offered, foi all kinds of sports, athletic ev nti and races. On the first day will b a ball game and the beginning of the horseback and foot, relay raroi. The Hports. on Friday include a Ion list of athletic events, whi'e the morf serious will be entertained by son;: and recitations aid an oration by Col. V. 8. Ivanhot!. A feature of thi 1 day will be tlie Itometteaduis' Out CHIEF IN BIG Doors scene by the M. W. A. Dra matic company. This is a repre sentation of a Homesteader who is attacked by Indians and theu rescued. On the fourth, the program begins at 10 a. m. and lasts all day. A num ber of Enterprise people are making pieparations to go to Flora and the whole North Country will be there. The celebration at Lostine will doubtless attract its share of visi tors and many will go to tho lake, where also the exercises will last three days, Friday and Saturday for tiie celebration and a campmee:iug on Sunday. GROVER CLEVELAND DEAD. Former president Grover Cleveland died at his home in Princeton, N. J. Wednesday morning at 8:40 o'clock with Mrs. Cleveland and the chlldreu at his bedside. He had been ill fot months but the physicians denied the rumors of the seriousness of his dls ease, but now admit that it was hope less a month ago. The relapse ending in his death began Tuesday. The cause of his demise was "dropsy o. the lungs, causing blood clot." The patient lost 150 pounds In the last two months. Mr. Cleveland was 71 years of age on the 18th of las March, lie was thrice candidate anil twice elected president of the Unl ted Stales, serving from 1883 to 1S80 and from 181)3 to 1897. He was de feated by fieajamin Harrison in No vember, 18S8. Besides the widow, two daughters and two sons survive. Sent to State Asylum. J. M. Herman of Mud Flat, whr was se it to a private sail'.ariuin nea Portland a few weeks ago. has bee1 transferred to the state asylum fo the Insane at Salem, as hU nienta' condition did not Improve and seame to bo of a permanent nature. Gone After Prisoners. Sheriff J. M. niakely and So' Keltner are at Asotin, having gone the first of the wesk after Wm. Cot tingham and Scott Clark, Jr., who are under indictment for larceny and were taken up by the Asitln county authorities on word from here. The charge Is cattle stealing. Recovering Lost Ties. Word from Elgin states that Wl1 mer McCulIy has bejn very success ful In recovering the ties that were swept down the Grande Ronde during high water last spring, present indi cations being that nearly the whole 13,000 ties will be saved. They are being floated down the Grande Ronde to Lewlston. Marriage Licensee. June 20 lieu Weathers and Alta A. llajwrty. June 21 Fred Rich nnd Mary A. ioeiel, both of Wallowa. June'2'f K U R -nlrow of f.rn' Prairie, and V il 1 1 1 11 . St ralev 1 f Paradise. Married at Enterprise, June 2:!, by Ilov W. P. Sanniis. FALCONER Now Is the Time To Buy Lots WE HAVE THEM FOR SALE AT ALL PRICES Prices Will Double in Three Months. DANIEL BOYD Secy. Wallowa Law, Land & Abstract Co, PARTY L51 AID SHEEP DEAL Sells His lv.'incli and 4000 Ewes to John Johnson WOOL MARKET STIFFENING Top Prices At Late Sales Exceed Sixteen Cents Two thi. ds Wallowa County Clip at Elgin. Fred Falconer completed a big laud and sheep de.il Thursday, Bell ing to John Johnson of Ininaha his :HI0 acre Pine Creok ranch lor $'.)iW0 and two bands of sheep of 4000 breeding ewes. They are to be paid for with lambs. Mr. Falconer is not going out of the sheep business for on tlie same day he bought. 7701) head. HOOO ewes from E. O. Makiu and 2:100 yearling wethers nnd 21)0 iambs of John and Leonard Johnson. Tho Pine Crejk ranch that figured in the foregoing deal Is one of tho oest stock ranches in the comity and die new owners will make a hand some profit on it. Mr. Falconer is optimistic over the outlook for tlie sheep business, not withstanding the low price for mut ion in the eastera markets. It Is just the time to go Into the business, l'he wool market is stiff-suing every Jay. Following the Heppner sale ivith a high mark of 134, came tha jhaniko with wool selling as high as 16. All Wallowa county wool Is bo'ns ' aeld for the sales day at Elgin oil July 9, and as Wallowa county wool .s the best In Oregon the major part )f the clip ought to bring above 13 :ents. Mr. Falconer predicts the irlce range will be from 11 to 17 :ents. About two thirds of the wool lias been sent out to Elgin. Shear ing at the liaudun plait is com pleted nnd three or four days will finish it at Makin's. The wool is of excellent quality and will average 8Vi pounds to the fleace Is Mr. Faleo 1 er's estimate. About 143,000 fleacei will represent the Wallowa county clip, a falling off in quantity from former years, but slid enough to brinu In. nrobablv $173,000. a tidy sum these hard times. ! The dates of wool sales at prin cipal points yet to be held are ao fol lows: Heppner June HO. Shan iko July 0. Elgin July !l. iiaker City July 11. Reserves Wip Close Game. Tho Alder Slope-Swamp Crco'.t team and the Enterprise reserves played an Interesting and cloiu gauie of baseball on tho local grounds Sun day uflenioon, tho reserves winning by a score of 10 to 1).