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Oregon Historical Soo Tivice'aWeek Wednesday Edition THE .NEWS ALL THE OFFICIAL NEWS OF WALLOWA COUNTY IN THE N-R SUBSCRIPTIONS PAID BEFORE FEBRUARY 1, AT OLD PRICE, $1.50 TENTH YEAR. NO. 41. ENTERPRISE, WALLOWA COUNTY, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 1909. CITY OFFICIAL PAPER RECORD GOVERNOR ELECT PEOPLE'S CHOICE ON FIRST BALLOT Salem, Jan. 19, 1 p. m. The leg islature in Joint session assembled, on the first ballot, elected Governor George E. Chamberlain United States Senator to succeed Charles E. Ful ton. SUGAR BEET MEETING WILL BE HELD JANUARY 30 Owing to the fact that many of the largest landowners who are deep ly interested in having the sugar beet culture experiment made in this valley, were out of town, some at the National Woolgrowers conven tion at Pocatello, some in Portland but the majority down in the can Classified notices in this column, 1 cent a word 'each insertion in either News Record or Chieftain; 1 cents a word for same notice in both papers; special rates by the month or year. FOR 8ALE. Two thousand acres of choice level land in the Turlock irrigation Dis trict. This land is level, sandy loam and will grow anything from oranges to Alfalfa. Sold on easy terms at $75 to $100 per acre. For further Infor mation and printed matter write to Cadwallader & Baker, Turlock, Cal. WELL IMPROVED FAR:: in high state of cultivation, 160 acres 80 acres of alfalfa, 50 acres In small grain, 25 acres of bottom land, with Abundance of timber and running water. New house, new barn, gran ary, hog feeders and various out buildings. Entire farm enclosed with bog-tight fence, woven and barb wire; abundance of irrigating water all paid . for and deeded. $60 per acre. Reasonable terms. On main road 1 miles from Joseph. See, address or phone C. E. Vest, Enter prise. 401m Billiard and Pool table, in good condition, with new cloth. Half price for cash. Burleigh & Boyd, attor neys. PUGGY, second hand, In good condi tion, newly painted. Cheap, Inquire of Rodger s Bros. MONEY TO LOAN. State school money to loan at 6 per cent on Improved, patented farms. For particulars enquire of Colon R. Eberhard, attorney for Board, Joseph. 38blm WANTED. Will pay cash for Rye, Beardless Barley and Blue stm Wheat. W. J. P nk & Co., Enterprise. 2tnr Second hand Farm Wagon. Ad ores C. O'Neil, Enterprise, or see him at the Woman'sExchange. THERE IS MONEY IN and you can live like a king when you own a farm like this: 160 acres land on the Grande Ronde River, 30 miles north of Wallowa; elevation 1600 feet- 60 acres tillable land, balance to gether with 6 sections adjacent Government land Fine Winter Range 40 acres can be placed under irrigation and will produce three crops of alfalfa per year. About 20 acres now In cultivation. Feeding season from 10 to 3o days. Goood summer range, hay ranches, and cheap hay near by. Improvements: Good 4coom house, barn, cellar, 40 acres under fence, living well, outhouses, etc. Fruit: 1000 thrifty well selected trees all kinds 600 of which are bearing. One of the best peach orchards in the coun ty. Small fruit and berries in abundance. This orchard should pay $1000 a year. With the rapid settlement of the county and the few orchards of this kind now bearing, most of the fruit should be' sold on the farm. This place Is a sure money maker for the right person. Price $3500.00. Terms, Enterprise Real Estate Co. Enterprise, Oregon OFFICE ON MAIN ST. OVER HARNESS SHOP. GEORGE E. ons looking after their stock, the) meeting advertised ror last tsaiuraay night was postponed until Saturday afternoon, January 30, at 1 o'clock. The meeting will be held in the O. K. & I. Co. office at Enterprise, first door west of the postoffice, and ev ery farmer or other land owner, who has beet land, or any person inter ested In the experiment is requested to be present. This, is the final call on this buisness. National Wool Growers Meet Wallowa County Delegate Write In teresting Report of Trip and Convention. Pocatello, Idaho, Jan. 16. (To the Editor.) I herewith send you a brief sketch of my trip to the National Woolcrowers convention. I left En terprise Jan. 12 in company with Fred Falconer and Walter Boner. We arrived at La Grande about 2:30 p. m and laid over there until 3. p. m. the 13th. We met the Pendleton boys In a private Pullman car and were Boon bound for Pocatello, being Joined by other sheepmen at almost every station along the line until we reached our destination. The farther east we went the less anctw we found and the warmer the weather was until we reached Poca tello at 10 a.m. Jan. 14, and there it was raining and a chinook wind blow ing. This made me feel good for the sheenmen In Wallowa county as well as all the rest of the flockmafeters of the northwest, for I realized that a big chinook was the only thing that would save their flocks from destruc tion. When I crossed the. sagebrush plains of Idaho and saw thousands of sheep wandering in the big sage brush and snow about 6 Inches deep, I wondered if they would ever live to see bare ground again. At Pocatellq we were escorted to the Y. M. C, A, ball and there reg istered and receive! Qur badges. I may add that we wrote our names on black paper with white ink, which was something new to me. After securing rooms at the Bannock Ho tol we proceeded to take in the town. At 2 o'clock p. m., we went to the convention hall and heard some very fine music and Singing, as well as some very able speeches made by such men as James n. Brady, governor of Idaho; Hon. E. B, M, Loux, mayor of Pocatello, Col. E. J. Bell of Laramie. Wyo.. Hon. Fred W. Gooding of Shoshone, who Is Dresldent of the National Wool erowers association, and tlfe annual address of the eastern vice president, Joseph E. Wing of Mechanicsburg, Ohio. The next day. Jan. 15, tne first address w3 made by Hon. W. THE SHEEP BUSINESS CHAMBERLAIN H. Manss, Industrial Commissioner, j Chicago association, subject, "Advan tages of Chicago as a Central Market for Wool." Next was a few pointers on packing and tying fleeces and the proper care of wool by Hon. P. G. Johnson of Blackfoot, Ida. The next address was "Relation of the Manu facturer to the Woolgrower," deliv ered by Hon. C. H. Harding, ex-president of the national association of Major Fred R. Reed of Shoshone made a very Interesting talk on the pioneer day and hardships of the west and what the sheep industry had done to develop and improve the arid West. On the evening of Jan. 15 the Or egon delegation met in the Y. M. C. (Continued on last page.) New Central Hotel Nearing Completion Fine Three-Story Structure Which Takes Place of Burned Building Soon to Be Opened. The new Central Hotel Is fast nearing completion and will be op ened for business about February 10, says J. T. Bircher, the proprie tor. The old hotel burned the night of September 23, and that it has been replaced so soon by a large, three story structure that Is a credit to the city is due to the Indomitable pluck of Mr. Elrcher, who undis mayed by his total loss in the fire, began preparations for a new build ing before the embers of the old had cooled. The new structure Is one of the largest hotels in the county, and con tains no less than 40 bed rooms. The building is three stories, well built and the first story is lathed and plas tered, The walls are now receiving coatg of tinted ka.somine. The fin ishing woodwork is beautifully grain ed tamarack. The office, 20x28 feet In size, has doors opening Into the dining room and parlor, and a large open stair way to the second floor: The parlor (s 18x20 feet in size, but the dining room is the glory of the house, both for spaciousness and light, It is 28x 30 feet and will be divided by cur tains into general and commercial dining rooms. Mr, Bircher is mak ing special preparations for the com mercial trade, and has large bed rooms and will fit up sample rooms for them, The entire dining room will seat over 50 people. The kit hen, 12x28, extends clear across the south end of the building. Tff ba'baoms and toilet rooms Hie qn the second and third floors. At the south sde Is a substantial f.re escape. Porches will be built in the spring. OIL INDICATIONS IN HILLS NEAR ENTERPRISE The water In a well at J. R. Hal ley's, below town, became too oily to use. A bottle of the oil was skimmed off by Mr. Halley and brought to Burnaugh & Mayfleld's drug store, where it was poured into an iron cuspidor and Ignited. It burned as readily as any crude petro leum, There are a number of places in the hills north and northeast of En terprise where there are surface indi cations of oil, notably on M. Hodge's homestead and at E, R. Bowlby's. On the W, R. Holmes ranch north of town the water pools have oil on them, and gas bubbles are of frequent occurrence - x Bq far there is no oil excitement In Wallowa county, but the day may come when several mammoth oil com panles will be formed and our neigh bors asked to buy stock. WALLOWA CATTLE TOP THE PORTLAND MARKET Two car loads of Wallowa county cattle, from the Cavlness ranch and shipped by Frank Graham, brought the top of the market, $5.33, in Port land, Saturday. ALDER SLOPE FARM SOLD. R. D. Sanford has sold his fine Al- jler Slope farm of 160 acres to John Bookout, Jr., for $75 an acre. It is ' one of the very best farms in this :Tlclnlty and has good improvements i He bought the farm three years ago ELECTED WALLOWA LODGES WILL BUILD HALL MASONS AND KNIGHTS OF PYTH IAS TO PUT UP FINE BUILDING. Wallowa, Jan. 19. The Masonic and Knights of Pythias lodges are contemplating erecting a Fraternal temple this coming summer. Stand ley lodge No. 113, A. F. & A. M., nil l fL?fe$ W Kp ' 'V) m : ' Vr N ' &f 'J It MRS. REED KNOX, DAUGHTER-IN-LAW OF SENATOR KNOX. Senator Philander C. Knox's daughter-in-law Is a graceful figure at nil the receptions and other sociul events held ut the Washington home of the senator. When Senator Knox becomes secretary of state bis splendid house In K street will be the sccue of numerous diplomatic gatherings, and Mr. Knox will share the task of euterlulning with her charming daughter-in-law. Reed Knox and his wife make their homo with Mr. Knox's parents. ias over $5000 available as a build- .ng fund. It having been enriched by a bequest of $5,500 in the will of the late J. C. Standley, The K. of I . has over $3000 In its building fund, so ine nnanciai pan is m exceueni inape. Negotiations are being made with the Wallowa Mercantile cum-1 pany, which is planning to erect a Grande Tuesday on a buisness trip, fine stone building on the Bite or lis Leo Morelock, who had been work present store room and on Us vacant lng ttt tne d(,I(ot her6( returnod to 101 lmmeuiaieiy west, ims wjuiu give the company one of the largest! and finest mercantile rooms in the county, ana tne lodges wouia own uie entire second story, giving them a space of 58x100 feet to divide up In to lodge room, banquet hall, kitchen, dressing and ante-rooms, Schauffer, the Pendlotqn tailor, has stated he will return In the spring and begin at once the erection of a one atory stone business room on his lot between the hotel and bank. H. E. Driver has retired from the Eastern Oregon Mercantile company, his Interest having been bought by Messrs. Sherman, McClaren and Sherod, Wolfe Bros, have bought the OH property for $1000, and are fixing up the rooms preparatory to moving their soft drink business into thoir new purchase. If there ia any prettier finishing wood than Wallowa county tamarack, It Isn't used In this neck of woods. Step into the City Pharmacy If you J want to verify this statement. It is a verlable little palace and Mr. Mc kenzie Is pardonably proud of his handsome store. About 30 society people enj.iyed a social evening at tho home of Mr. and Mrs. Hector McDonald, Monday night. The game of 5U0 was the chief amusement. A Jolly party of 10 took a slelgh ride to Jackson Wise's on Smith Mountain Friday evening, where they were most hospitably entertained at an old fashioned country party, the festivities continuing all night long. A delicious hot supper was one, of the principal features. evangelist elevens, wno is con- i ducting a revival at Lostlne, preached In the Christian church here Sun UNITED STATES SENATOR clay afternoon. i "i The revival nt the M. E. church will continue all this week. The singing by Rev. MeDiarmid draws large crowds. Evangelistic meetings will begin In the Presbyterian church next Sun day. Dish man, Day & Co. shipped three cars of cattle and two of hogs from this station Tueiday. Engineer and Mrs. H. A. Brandon will return to this city, Wednesday. Ross Falconer of Enterprise and Carson Adams, a sheep buyer of Laramie, Wy., were in town Tues-j day. Hooper of Hooper & Hudson, the Elgin butchers, loft hem Tuosrfav with 25 head of cattla Durchased of Jplm McDonald. Mra. J. w Sl)ray of Mlnara re. turned homo Tuesday after a visit at Lostlne and here with Charles nug ami family. mi.sh ,eona Gartzke went to I.a eiuh Monday Ml!la Lolll(ie Waeltv went out t.i KIghl Tuesday, whore she will be employed as a nurse. Mrs. Harvey Harris, wife of Forest Supervisor Hairls, Is suffering from b'ood poison, caused by cutting her finger while opening a fruit Jar. Hor mother, Mrs. II. C. Cramer of Enter prise, Is with her. Attorney A. S. Cooley la attending circuit court at Enterprise. Mrs. Charles McAllster of Enter prise came down Tuesday for a brief 'islt at. the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Johnson. Cieo. L. post and daughter, Mrs. Arthur Johnson, and children, of En terprise, were arrivals on Tuesday morning's train. Comity Superintendent J. C. Con ley was a caller at tho schools Tues day. E. li. Kuapp, a prominent flock master from Enterprise, was here on I buHliKMs, Tuesday, CHURCH SERVICE8. Prcibytnrlan Church: Selden C. Adams, minister. Sunday school at 10 a. in. Preaching at 11. Christian Endeavor at 6:30 p.m. No preaching in the evening. Prayer meeting Wed nesday evening at 7:30. Services at Hurricane Creek Bun day afternoon. Ilev, Selden C. Ad ams will preach. M. E. Church: Sunday school at 10 a. tn.; preaching at 11 a. m., sub ject, "Not Ashamed of the Gospel." Epworth league at 6:30 p. m. No preaching In the evening. Rev, C. E. Trueblood, pastor. Go tQ tho Wornen.g Exchange for TIMBER CO'S TAX CSS POSTPONED WILL PROBABLY COME UP FOR HEARING AT MAY TERM OF COURT. District Attorney Ivanhoe and Dep uty District Attorney Eberhard, in behalf of the county, have entered into a stipulation with the attorneys for the timber companies to not try the tax cases at this special term of court, but they will In all probability come up at the May term. This is considered a move in the county's interest, though proposed by the attorneys for the companies. It will give time for better collection of evidence, and even to cruise the assessed timber tracts if necessary. The suits are appeals by the three big timber holding companies from the decision of the board of equali zation that the assessed valuation of $1000 per quarter section Was not excessive or unfair. HIGH SCHOOL NOTES. The enrollment of Miss Bethel Mc Kenzte, of Lostlne, has raised the membership of the W. C. H. S. to 60. Rev. Jackson and Assessor Miller visited the school Friday, and made characteristic speeches. Ivan Jackson, '09, is with us again, although still the worse for a crip pled knee, which was dislocated a few weeks ago. The following classes have Just be gun the work of the last Bemester, Solid and Plane Geometry, Geology, Botany and Advanced Bookkeeping. These classes are in accordance with the course of study adopted by the high school board, and approved by Slate Superintendent Ackerman. - (Vance Thomas of the North Coun j ry is absent from school at present, having been called home by the ill neis of his parents. Several members of the Enterprise public school expect to take the state 'examinations this week. 8TOCK SHIPMENTS. N. W. Usher shipped a carload, 22 head, of horses to Walla Walla from Enterprise, Tuesday. Harry Dowd took out his last lot of cattle until spring, shipping four loads of Imna ha cattle from Joseph to Wallace, Idaho. OUR Sugar Cured Hams and Bacon Have Just Arrived QUALITY Al We arc still selling 12 Pounds Sugar For $1.00 $8 Per Sack For Best Grade Sugar RILEY & RILEY Phone Whlto 27 Groceries Dray and Express lunch. Hot coffco. s i 1 ror $50 an acre.