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TwiceaWeek Saturday Edition THE N ALL THE OFFICIAL NEWS OF WALLOWA COUNTY IN THE N-R SUBSCRIPTIONS PAID BEFORE FEBRUARY 1, AT OLD PRICE, $1.50 TENTH YEAR. NO. 42. ENTERPRISE, WALLOWA COUNTY, OREGON, SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 1903. CITY OFFICIAL PAPER EWS RECORD 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. CONTRACT LET FOR WATER WORKS FOR SALE. 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. AMERICAN LIGHT AND WATER COMPANY TAKES BONDS AT PAR the company takes tar In payment. city bonds at Big Snows on Snake. Will Rankin returned Wednesday ,Trom Snake river. He savs the I 2Rn fftflf ohnva Vi nit it n Q lVi COUNCIL'S GOOD BARGAIN SAVES' f wUh & re3ervo, tQ break thejtorms there were the worst in years i too high pressure, bringing it down j DUt no 8t0Ck suffered as the chl ;to about 80 pounds, also to furnish , nook arrived in time. There wers a reserve supply of water in case of 10 'nchea of snow right on Snake accident to the supply pipe from the mer ana- 18 inches on Salmon riv MONEY FOR CITY CONTRACT SIGNED. WORK TO BEGIN APRIL I WELL IMPROVED FAR.: in high state of cultivation, 160 acres 80 acres of alfalfa, 60 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- hnlMlnoit IT n t ( t faim on n ! n o rl with w . , ZT T y?"Z',cl Thursday night the contract for hog-tight fence, woven and barb I t wire; abundance of irrigating water System To Be Completed Within Four Months Details of Big Dsal. At a special meeting of the coun- the Enterprise water works was let to the American Light & Water com pany of Kansas City, Mo, on the company's bid made by its repre sentative, R. K. Lowry, the bid being made In detail for the different parts of the work and material, but will aggregate less than the total, $30,000, for the bonds. Just how much less will depend on several things, but more especially on the reservoir site, nnd extent of distributive pipe laid this first year. The company takes in payment for the contract, the city's 5 per cent, bonds at par and accrued interest. The work is to begin as soon as yeather and ground conditions make it possible, or about April 1, and is to be completed wl'hln four months fiom the starting date, barring acci dents or delays not the fault of the contractor. The system when completed will Will pay cash for Rye, Beardless be one of the most complete and Barlflv und Blue stem Wheat. W. J. best in all the Pacific Northwest, 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. tiUGGY, second hand, in good condi tion, newly painted. Cheap. Inquire of Rodgers Bros. MONEY TO LOAN. State school money to loan at 6 p " cent on improved, patented 'arms. For particulars enquire of Colou R. Eberhard, attorney for Hoard, Joseph. 38blm WANTED. F nk & Co., Enterprise. 2tnr Second hand Farm Wagon. Ad dres C- O'Neil, -Enterprise, or see him at the Woman'sExchange. TAKEN UP. GRAY FILLEY, coming 2-years-old, Caine to my farm, 11 miles north of Enterprise, about October 1. Owner can have same by proving property and paying charges. H. D. Crum packer. Marriage Licenses. Jan. 16 James Henry Hayes, Jr., and Lucy Eldora Bennett. Jan. 20 Wllber Homan and Nora A. McCormack. say competent engineers who have had a great deal to do with water works in Idaho and Washington as Hvell as Oregon. The plans and spec ifications prepared by Mr.. Lowry are first-class in every respect. They have been gone over by Fred A. Tol man, an eminent engineer of Boise, Idaho, and pronounced O, K. "If you get the work done according to the specifications' gays Mr. Tolman, "you will have a first-class system." So along about August 1st, Enter prise will have one of the best wa ter works plants of any town, re gardless of size, in the Northwest. A supply of pure spring water suf ficient for a town of five or six thous and people, brought from a point springs or in case of fire. The water supply is known by fre quent tests to run practically an even quantity at all seasons, and at about the same temperature. No ice will (be needed to cool Enterprise's drink ing water, or fire to boll it for drink ing purposes. It is the opinion of the councilmen, and of others who have followed the matter closely that a good bargain has been made for the city. The company takes the 5 per cent bonds at par, a figure no other small town .'aaa been able to sell its bonds for. Even Boise cannot float its bonds at :par for less than 6 per cent. It is La cleat gain of at least one percent, or $300 a year on the investment, or 153000 for the 10 year period before ithe bonds are redeemable. Mr. Low ry also lowered his bid one cent a toot on all the pipe, which was a sav ing of over $400, and as he under ihls agreement with the council was to receive $300 for the plans and spec ifications, unless his company wa3 .awarded the contract, another saving 'of $300 was effected. The council has proceeded cau tiously in the matter from the first step in the negotiations, and every 'tbtng was done that could be thought of to protect the city's interests. The mayor and all the councilmen 'were present Thursday night, except Mr. Combes, who was detained at home by illness in his family. Mr. Lowry was present and after some dis cussion, cut his bid one cent per foot on the 45,000 feet of pipe that will be used. On motion his bid was then accepted, and by resolution, with the usual emergency clause, the mayor and city recorder were autho rized to enter into a contract with the American Light & Water com pany to construct and Install the .Enterprise water system. Han La Grande Contract Too. The same company, the American (Light & Water company, was given ithe contract for the La Grande wa iter system, Wednesday night, at the contract price of $146,000, As here, er at YNhitebird. Mr. Rankin reports mining development work progress I nf A1 fji-nhniti Tuouln.. irk. same night a wee daughter was born to the wife of E. A. Crossler, east of town. Mrs. Jame3 Nolan left Thursday for Baker City to sea her daughter, Mrs. Minnie Edwards. W. W. Winnings left Wednesday for Twin Falls, Idaho, to look after a shipment of horess he recently made to that place. Some smart aleck put cayenne pep per on the stove at the church Wed lesday night, just at the close of services. The offender is unknown r it would go hard with hlin. Isn't it about time the express The Early Bird Doesn't Get All The Snaps Here are some pretty good pickings for the late ones. Lots of winter weather to come and we are selling Ladies' and Children's Coats and Furs at from one-fourth to one-third off. That means A $12 Coat for $9 - A $6 Coat for $4.50 And a $4 Coat or Fur for $3. Also CUT PRICES on Felt Slippers and Felt Lined Shoes, Overcoats. Mittens, Etc A few of those cotton blankets at $1.00 a pair. Ladies' and Children's Hoods and Fascinators from 25 cents up. BARGAINS IN OTHER LINES. See the Rice we are selling at 5 cents a pound. California Extracted Honey at 12 1-2 cents a pound. Red Cross Mince Meat, Chow Chow, Prepared Mustard and Olives. ECONOMY JARS Pints, Quarts and Half-Gallons. . J. FUNK k CO. Her Way. There was an old darky in Virginia who lived happily with his wife and seemed to every one to be a model husband. A white man who nppeared to enjoy less domestic bliss called upon the old fellow for the secret of his marital success. "Since yo' axes cc," returned the darky, "I'll tell yo' how Ah does it. Ah Jes' let's huh hnb huh own way an Ah hab huh way too!" First Sumptuary Lawa. Laws regulating eating, drinking and dressing are almr st as old as history itself. Nothing Hie exactness tan be reached In the natter, but it la sr.fo to say that it was in Egypt, as for back as 3000 B. C. that the lirst prac tical sumptuary statutes wore passed. Among the Rom.ins they first appear ed in the celel rated "twelve tables." In modern times Charlon-.arne was the pioneer in suriptnnry legislation. The Pedant Under the Mieroieope. A scholar has a considerable amount of sound learning, and he is afraid that his fellow citizens may not fully ap preciate it. So in his conversation ho allows his cradltia-.i to leak out, with the Intent the stranger should say, "What a uiodjst, learned ninn be is, and what a p'onrure it ij to meet him!" Only the stranger dees cot ex press himself in that way. but rays, "What nn admirable ped.int lit Is, to be sure." l'edcntry is a well recog nized compcund, two-thirds sound learning and oue-third harmless Tanl ty. S. M. Cro'Vrs In Atlantic. Race Trait. The Celt, or the kind cf mau our Ignorance calls Celt, has r.V'wn him self more than any of his br?ihran of other races dogged in following lils ideas, whether In politics. In religion or in social customs dogged nnd dauntless, beaten often, but never giv ing in, never changing his cL-maud and not readily eveu changing his tac tics. Dublin Freeman's Journal. A Desperate Charge. "They charged like demons." said the retired colonel excitedly. "I never saw anything to touch It. The wr y they charged positively staggered me." "Whom does he mean?" whispered the man who had Just como la to Ills neighbor. "Is he talking about cue of his old battles?" "No," replied the other. "Hp's talk ing about the holiday ho spent at tho Swiss hotel." Liverpool Mercury. "It Isn't Me." The Ottawa Herald tells of n farmer who received a telegram from New Mexico saying that, his sou had been killed and asking whut they should do with the body. The bereaved fathar ing nicely. The Copper Mountain company tended its service t this i 7" Z"1' .company has five men at work. ;,Iuce? a,, ollr eXDrt!8s now Bnnst nn ' " "L.""" "lre a I , , , . ' ? " saying, -.My corpso shipped to you, but it Isn't rue."-Kan-sas City Star. SSBlljftilliiS '5 "frf - MOUNT ETNA AND PEASANTS AT MESSINA. .- When the great earthquake destroyed Messina. Itegglo and many other towns in Sicily und Culubiia the residents of Catania and Tuormlna feared an eruption from Mount Etna, and thousands of people fled from the section surrounding the volcano. All the volcanoes in the earthquake zone bocanio more or Iws active, but Stromboll, which Is In the Lapari islands, was the only one that did much damage. Mudalida Near Eloin. ,u "uie miu "as to oe urougni A mudslide over a hundred foot "back 10 mlIos long, seven miles north of Elgin,1 Tne La Moit 8how attempted corn has blocked the railroad since 'ctlUo wll-h H'o revival meetings but Wednesday. The trains meet at the pfler one I1,Bht"8 rivalry, moved on slide, and the passengers transfer. ,;U) ereoner pastures. Stage Co. Gives Mail Contract Up WEDDING BELL8. Lostine Postmaster Asks For To Carry Mail To Depot. Bids w Lostine, Jan. 21 The revival meat ings at the Christian church, con ducted by Rev. and Mrs. Stevens, are crowded nightly. So far there have been two conversions and four additions to the church. Mr. and Mrs, Caudle were baptized in the river Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock Eighth grade examinations are In progress Thursday and Friday. . Fine Bros, started Thursday with a big bunch of horses and mules for the winter range on the Chesnim- nus. H. B. Starr, who was 111 for sev eral days with heart trouble, Is again able to be at his hardware store. A short circuit caused the dynamo mt at the electric light plant to burn out Wednesday evening, and there will bt no Juice till the dynamo Is rewound. Mrs. J. A. Fitzpatrick and Miss Russell spent the day at Wallowa, Wednesday. Harvey Carlyle has returned from a visit with his parents at Boisa, Idaho. W. H. Graves was down from En terprise Thursday looking after his sheep that are being fed near here. W. E. Taggart, the Enterprise real estate and insurance agent, was here on business, Thursday. Postmaster S. L. McKenzle has posted notices that by order of the department he will receive sealed bids from January 19 to January 2 'J for carrying the mail for the" ensu- l ........ 1. . ......... nnutnff lm n ti it -fj the depot. The stage company will turn the mall contract over to the railroad January 30. A daughter was born to the wife Mr. Wllber 'Homan aud Miss Nora McCormack, popular young people of Aider Slope, wore unltod in marriage at the home of Rev. W. P. Samms, at 5:50 o'clock, Wednesday evening, January 20. The young couple were accompanied by Mrs. Bertha Millard, sister of the groom, and the bride's brothers, Byron, John and Bert Mc Cormack. The brldo is the only daughter of William McCormack, and the gro'im also belongs to one- of the old and respected families of this vicinity. Many friends) wish them a happy future. A Disadvantage. A man was praising the Improve ments made by a frlond in bis dwell ing. "Your house looks a lot better now that It has been all newly paint ed." "Well," the man who had been re decorating admitted gloomily. "It docs look a bit better. But wo slml have to wash the windows more frequently to keep In harmony with it!" London Family Hctald. What He Didn't Want. The stranger with the empty look on bis face went to the office of the In. stltutlon that said on the front, "Vac cuum Cleaner." Approaching the desk, he asked ab sently: "Do you keep a vacuum cleaner?" "Yes," said the smart person behind the desk. "What do you want a ui;oo?" Chicago Newa. It Might Be of Interest To You To know that we have lots, within five minutes walk of the Public Square, with pure running water on every lot, size 70x300 feet, prices from $200.00 ) to $325.00. Easy terms. This is a proposition you cannot afford to overlook. If you can find anything in town that heats this, buy it, and if you don't need it yourself, tell us about it and vvc will take it off your hands. Of course we cannot keep these, so come in quick if you want one. 7 3 CO, 0 VS U D JORDAN a PACE The People Who Do The Real Kstate Business.