Oregon Historical Soo
ALL THE OFFICIAL
NEWS OF WALLOWA
COUNTY IN THE N-R
BEFORE FEBRUARY 1,
AT OLD PRICE, $1.50
TENTH YEAR. NO. 41.
ENTERPRISE, WALLOWA COUNTY, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 1909.
CITY OFFICIAL PAPER
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
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
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
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.
OFFICE ON MAIN ST. OVER HARNESS SHOP.
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.
Wallowa County Delegate Write In
teresting Report of Trip and
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
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
On the evening of Jan. 15 the Or
egon delegation met in the Y. M. C.
(Continued on last page.)
New Central Hotel
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
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
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
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
ALDER SLOPE FARM SOLD.
R. D. Sanford has sold his fine Al-
jler Slope farm of 160 acres to John
Bookout, Jr., for $75 an acre. It is
' one of the very best farms in this
:Tlclnlty and has good improvements
i He bought the farm three years ago
WILL BUILD HALL
MASONS AND KNIGHTS OF PYTH
IAS TO PUT UP FINE
Wallowa, Jan. 19. The Masonic
and Knights of Pythias lodges are
contemplating erecting a Fraternal
temple this coming summer. Stand
ley lodge No. 113, A. F. & A. M.,
nil l fL?fe$ 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
Wolfe Bros, have bought the OH
property for $1000, and are fixing up
the rooms preparatory to moving
their soft drink business into thoir
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
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
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
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
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
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
Comity Superintendent J. C. Con
ley was a caller at tho schools Tues
E. li. Kuapp, a prominent flock
master from Enterprise, was here on
I buHliKMs, Tuesday,
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.
Go tQ tho Wornen.g Exchange for
TIMBER CO'S TAX
WILL PROBABLY COME UP FOR
HEARING AT MAY TERM OF
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
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.
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,
Have Just Arrived
We arc still selling
12 Pounds Sugar
$8 Per Sack For
Best Grade Sugar
RILEY & RILEY
Phone Whlto 27
Dray and Express
lunch. Hot coffco.
1 ror $50 an acre.
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