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THE NEWS RECORD
(Twice-a-Week.) An independent kewhpaper . .;ig Wa'lowa News, estab lished March 3. 1899. Published Wednesdays and Satur days at Enterprise, Oregon, by THE ENTERPRISE PRESS Office East side Court House Square Entered In the Entarprlse postoffiee as second-class matter. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1909. THE TAX MUDDLE. The tax muddle caused by the de cision of the supreme court that tho plan of apportioning the state tax among the counties in ratio to county expenses, Is unconstitutional, will be cured by the emergency law passed last Thursday. The equaliza tion board created by it will meet Wednesday of this week and attempt to apportion the tax according to the true valuation. If the board accepts the returns by the various assessors as the true val uation, Wa'lowa's proportion of tins state tax will be Increased over six thousand dollars, and, for example Unions will be decreased $13,000. The reason Is just this: A lot of O'iUe holders In Oregon have vio lated their oath of office. The iii em i. era of the county courts and the assessors of Wallowa and Union counties took the same oath of office. They swore they would have the pro"erty In their rejpectlve counties anessej at its true caih valuation. This was done In Wallowa county by I he court and Asuesor Pace, who think it Is dishonorable to break ar. nath ti obey the law. In Union It seems to be different Union with twice the population of '"allowa has less assessed valuation. No one in La Grande would admit fo an instant but that Union's true valu ation Is two and a half or thres times that of Wallowa. Union Is a type of most Ore gon counties, though a few returned true valuations like this county. A few prosecutions for violations of oaths of office is-In order. The board to Bit Wednesday has the power to go back of the assess ors' returns and by other evidence get at the respective true valuations II Is to be hope.l it will make a thorough Job of it, and in its report show up the dishonest courts and assessors for a .man who violates an oath of o'flce la dishonest VALUE OF TIMBER LANDS. If the reported sale of the Cross ett Timber company's holdings In this' county to the Palmer Lumber company for $700,000 Is correct, it sheds a new light on the true valu ation of timber lands for assessment i oses. Incidentally It Is pretty o;l evidence for the county, in the appeals to the circuit court by the timber companlos from the county board of equalization's ruling that Assessor Pace's valuation of timber lands in this county at $8.25 per acre is not excessive or unfair. ue Crossott Timber company is assessed at $231,125, which at the $1000 per quarter rate, indicated it J ned about 37.000 acres. It added considerably to its holdings since last March but hardly reached the amount stated in the dispatch, B0,- ' acrei. But even so, the reputed e at $700,000 would be $14 an acre valuation A bill requiring tlmbor to ba cruls ed for assessment purposes has passed the house, but Is held up in the senate. It will likely be killed In committee as all "the big timber companies are opposing it," The Initiative will cure that old, familiar legislative disease. Orton's bill to tax corporations is also reported killed. It wai Intended to levy a Just tax on interests now escaping taxa tion although among the heaviest beneficiaries of the state, and would probably have brought In enough rev enue to have paid all state expens es. Another case where the initiative should be invoked. The published lints of assessed val uations are better than an old fash ioned Sunday school story book as a moral object lesson. They also show what a false dame rumor I. Common report says Mr. So and So is "worth" so many thousand dol lars, but the cold figures of the assessor, made under oath as the true valuation, proves Mr. So and So is worth only one-third or one-fourth the amount rumor gave. Brother Jonas of the Wallowa Sun is still sour and disgruntled about the county high school. The latter, however, Is flourishing up to the hopes of its most sanguine friends. In spite of Mr. Jonas' ill-natured flings, and is doing a noble work In the education of the youth from all parts of the county. If timber lands had been assessed ' at their true valuation In this coun ty, and every individual had given to the assessor all his property, th'i tax levy would have been' under 10 mills. The difference between what Si would have bean and what it is, 12.5 mills, is what the honest man is paying to make up for the other fellows. PROCEEDINGS OF COUNTY COUR ICO.NTINUBD.l General Fund. J. B. Olmsted, salary Nov. 1908 66 6(1 3dgar Marvin, salary Nov. 1908 166 6G V. C. Boatman, salary Nov. 1908 12j 00 S. F. Pace, salary Nov. 1908 100 00 J. C. Conley, salary Nov. 1908 83 33 vV. T. Bell, salary Nov. 1908 60 00 Chas. G. BUyeu, salary Nov. 1908 75 00 Chas. E. Crow, salary Nov 1908 75 00 . J. Forsythe, lights, Nov. 1908 18 00 S. R. Haworth, first payment on court house 3500 OP I. B. Olmsted, salary Dac. . 1908 66 66 Edgar Marvin, salary Nov. 1908 166 6 V, C. Boatman, salary Dec. 1908 125 00 S. F. Pace, salary Dec. 1908 100 0 J. C. Conley, salary Dec. 1908 83 33 Chas. G. Bllyeu, salary Dec. 1908 75 00 Chas. . E. Crow, salary Dec. 1908 75 00 W. T. Bell, salary Dec. 1908 60 0U E. J. Forsythe, lights, Dec. 1908 18 00 J. H. Mlmnaugh, auditing coun ty records .. 750 00 J. C. Conley, to express .. 1 13 H. G. Bauer, dray 2j Burnaugh & Mayfleld, coun ty supplies .... 27 20 Pacific Stationery Co., sup. plies 4 35 Glass & Prudhomme Co., sup plies 27 70 Glass & Prudhomme Co., leather tabs 3 00 iKlllium Stationery Co., book typewriter ribbons 10 26 Irwin lloilson Co., supplies (files) 2 00 Glass & Prudhomme Co., blank books 54 00 do, acct, book for Supt. 21 25 W. C. Boatman, stamps 25 00 L. F. McAnulty, cleaning court house 2 50 Michael Crow, fixing booth election day 2 00 Jack Spencer, witness fees.. 2 20 Hen j. Marks, registering 30 voters 3 00 T. C. Miller, registering 31 voters 3 10 Elgin Forwarding Co., freight 1 D5 Peter Flcker, hall rent elec- .. tlon 6 00 J. A. Cox, returning revolver 60 Arthur JoIuibuu, stove for grand Jury room 5 00 Geo. W. Hyatt, witness fees .. 2 I' W. J. Hammack, wood 103 00 E. T. Anderson, salary, stamps, etc 104 65 Hotel' Enterprise, Jury 13 meals 4 55 James Rodgers, repairing chair for clerk 1 00 E, M. & M. Co., nilscl. merch- dlse 17 90 Lincoln Austin, rent of hall, Nov. election 3 00 Smith & Smith, wood for Jail 1 50 Edgar Marvin, livery 6 00 J. C. Conley, livery 73 77 Weathers & Allen (Chloftaln) printing 8 25 J. C. Conley, postage, freight and express 5 45 W, V. White, Jury summons 3 20 S. D. Keltnor, hardware .... 14 55 .... W. Riley, dray 2 25 Joseph & Elgin Stage Co., ex- pressage 15 65 S. F. Pace, stamps 2 00 A. F. Sheets, Justice fees.. 7 65 II.. Barton, Juror's teas .... 2 20 h, A. Bedlngfleld, constable fees 4 70 iC. R. Clark. Juror's fess .... 2 20 I. N. Sanders, Juror's fees .. 2 20 Aug. White, Juror's fees .... 2 20 I. N. Flener, Juror's fees.. 2 20 A. J. Stewart, witness fees 4 20 Lummie Marr, witness fees.. 2 20 J. W. Hayes, witness fees.. 2 20 I. M. Spencer, witness fees 4 40 Dallas Mays, witness fees 2 20 v Sheets, JuUlce fees.. 4 00 The Enterprise Press, blanks, letter heads, etc 124 90 The News Record, printing.. 9 10 The News Record, printing.. 68 15 A. Wade, rent of court house 325 00 J. A. Cox, drawing Jury list.. 3 00 H. E. Driver,, assisting draw ing Jury list 2 00 C. W. Gregg, assisting In draw ing Jury list 2 20 Edgar Marvin, sheriff, board of prisoners 38 72 do, do, stamps 10 95 W, J. Funk & Co., mdse .. 6 10 VV. C. Boatman, freight .... 2 15 VV. H. Decker, cojnty poor, Nov and Dec 20 00 L. P. Ro?e, county poor, Nov. and Dec 24 00 Hattie Merrill, county poor, Nov. and Dec- 24 00 Stella Doud, county poor Nov. and Dec 24 00 Home Ind. Tel. Co., phone rent, Dec. 1908 14 10 Vila Daley, salary, Dec. 1908.. 40 00 Jregon Library Com., books 283 31 City of Joseph, city hall rent election 6 00 Edgar Marvin, sheriff, ex penses 39 70 do, do, expenses 27 25 rho3. Wright, telephone rent 8 32 I. C. Hall, quarantining East Grossman 34 00 John Hoeftle, ricking wood.. 7 50 VV. G. Loke, commissioner's salary 69 00 S8in Lltch, commissioner's salary 56 40 Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1909. n the matter of appointing road viewers for the year 1909: Ordered that H. C. Cramer of En terprise and Joner Trump of Prom ise be and they are hereby ap pointed as members of road view er for the year 1909. In the matter of appointing the of ficial paper for 1909: Ordered that the Wallowa Chief tain, a weakly newspaper, be and the same is hereby appointed as the official pape.r of Wallowa county, Oregon, for the year 1909. Wednesday, Jan. 12, 1909. In the matter of estimating the amount of money needed for all 'purposes for the year 1909: It Is hereby considered that the following amounts are needed, to wit: : State $10,839 44 County 44,080 40 County School 18,788 36 County Road 10,839 44 County High School .... 5,058 40 County Scalp Bounty 722 63 $90,328 67 In the matter of the amount of the tax levy for the year 1909, on the 1908 assessment roll: It Is hereby considered and order ed that the following is the tax levy, to-wit; State 1.5 mills County 6.1 mills County school 2.6 mills County road 1.5 mills County high school 7 mill County scalp bounty .. .1 mill. Total 12.5 mills Thursday, Jan. 14, 1909. In the matter of selecting Jurors for 1909: Now at this time the court se lects two hundred tax-payers from the 1908 assessment roll to act as Jurors for 1909: Friday, Jan. 15, 1909. In the matter of repairing the roof in the building now used as a con' house: After considering the matter C having the leak around the flues on the roof of the. building repair ed, the clerk is ordered to notify the owners of said building to Immediately repair the same at their own expense. A Common Cold. We claim that If catching cold could be avoided some of the most dangerous and fatal diseases would never be heard of. A cold often forms a culture bed for germs of Infectious diseases. Consumption, pneumonia,, diphtheria, and scarlet fever, four of the most dangerous and fatal diseases, are of this class. The culture bed formed by the cold favors the development of the germs of these diseases, that would not otherwise find lodgment. There is little danger, however, of any of these diseases being contracted when good expectorant cough medicine like Chamberlain's Cough Remedy 1s used. It cleans out these culture beds that favor the development of the germs of these diseases. That Is why this remedy has proved so uni versally successful in preventing pneumonia. It not only cures your 'old quickly, but minimizes the risk Of contracting these dangerous dls ases. For sale by Burnaugh & Mayfleld. Reliable, always the same. Is the Advertiser Enterprise made cigar. SEEK HIGHER DUTY C:i KG?S .Western Growers to Ask for Double Charge. San Francisco, Feb. 1. To secure relief for the hop Industry of the Pa cific Coast from foreign competition, E. C. Horst, of San Francisco, and Herman Klaber, of Portland, Or., will make another plea to the ways and means committee of Congress for an increase in the duty on the foreign product. Foreign hops at present pay 12 cents a pound duty, and an increase to 24 cents is sought. . The plight of the hopcrowers Is pictured as desperate. The produc tion in this country has fallen off in the last three years nearly 50 per cent, while the Importations have nearly trebled. For the last three years, it is said, the American grow er has not received for his hops the cost of their production; and in Cal ifornia, Oregon and Washington hop fields are everywhere being aban doned and thousands of acres of hops plowed up. CONGRESS HONORS WIDOWS Wives of Cleveland and Himison Grunted Franking Privilege. Washington, Feb. 3. Frances Folsom Cleveland, widow of ex President Grover Cleveland, and Mary Lord Harrison, widow of ex- MRS. GROVER CLEVELAND. Preside-1 Benjamin Harrison, were granted the franking privilege for life by the provisions of a house bill passed by the Benate. CANADA AXI) MEXICO TO SEXD DELEGATES TO CONFERENCE Washington, Feb. 1. Now that the Canadian and Mexican govern ments have both formally accepted President Roosevelt's Invitation to send delegates to a North American Conservation Conference here, the final arrangements are being rapidly put Into shape. The conference will be held at the state department Feb ruary 18. Canada and Mexico will each send three delegates. The only others present will be the members of the National Conservation Commission and representatives of the state de partment and of one or two other executive departments. Adopt Spanish Industry. . . Pasadena, Cal., Feb. 2. Through experiments Just completed, Cali fornia should come into a $2,000,000 Industry that is now enjoyed by Spain as one of her chief winter ex ports. It Is the growing, storage and marketing of choice varieties of grapes, which hitherto has belonged to the Castllltans. For four years, experts of the de partment of agriculture have been experimenting with tho preserving of grapes at the plant of the Pasadena Ice Company. Varieties have been subjected to every conceivable con dition of temperature and time. The result shows that by a scientific method of packing and Btoring, choice species can be grown here In the summer, kept as long as neces sary and placed on the market in perfect condition. THE MARKETS Portland. Wheat Track prices: Club, ?6c; red Russian, 93c; bluestem, $1.06; Valley, $1.00. Barley Feed, $28; rolled, $28 29. Oats No. 1 white, $34; gray, $33. Hay Timothy, Willamette Valley, fancy, $16; do. ordinary,, $13; East ern Oregon, mixed, $18; do. fancy, $20; alfalfa, $16; clover, 14. Butter Extra, 33 35c; fancy, S3 34c; choice, 30c; store, ISc. Eggs Extra, 50c. Hops 1908, choice, 7Jc; prime, 6 7c; medium, 5Cc; 1907, 22Jc. Wool Valley, 1415Hc; lb.; Eastern Oregon, S ft 16c, as to shrinkage. Mohair Choice, 18 19c. Scuttle. Wheat Bluestem, $1.07. Oats $34. Barley $37. 50 28. Hay Eastern Washington tlmo Ihy, $18 per ton; Puget Sound hay, $13 14 per ton; wheat hay, $13 per ton; alfalfa, $13014 per ton. Butter Washington creamery, J"c per R.; ranch, 21c per lb. Eggs Selected local, 42c. Potatoes White River, $19 24 per ton; Yakima, $22 26 per ton. f ; NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION. Department of the Interior. U. S. Land Office at La Grande, Or egon, January 11, 1909. Notice Is hereby given that Albert L. Chllders, of Enterprise, Oregon, -o, on October 16, 1902, made Homestead Entry, No. 12040, for W Va NE V. N SEVi, Section 15, Township 1 Noith, Range 44 East, Willamette Meridian, has filed no tice of intention to make Final Five Year Proof to establish claim to the land above described, before D. W. Sheahan, U. S. Commissioner, at his office at Enterprise, Oregon, on the 20th day of February, 1909. Claimant narae3 as' . witnesses: Frank W. Heskelt, of Wallowa, Ore gon; David H. Hearing, of Wallowa, Oregon; Nicolas W, Ownbey, of En terprise, Oregon; James W. Chllders, of Enterrrlse, Oregon. F. C. Bramwell, Register. NOTICE OF STOCKHOLDERS MEETING. The annual meeting of the stock holders of the Enterprise Mercantile & Milling Company will be held at the company's office In Enterprise, Oregon, at three o'clock ' p. m., on February 10th, 1909, for the purpose of electing directors and the transac tion of such business as may proper ly come before said meatlng. GEO. W. HYATT, President. GAME LAWS. Any person knowing of any viola tlon of the game or fish laws of th state, or of persons not proper! keeping screens over Irrlgatlo ditches, are requested to notify JOE CLEMON3, Deputy State Game and FomsIi Warden, Zumwalt, Oregon. 4itf 'nformation Concerning Eighth G.rad Final Examinations. 1. Dates: Three examinations annually. Eac1 j-inty superintendent to selec Donths for his county. (a) January 21-22, 1909. (b) May 13-14, 1909. c) June 10-11, 1909. (d) September 2-3, 1909. 2. Program : (a) Thursdays Arithmetic, Writ ing, History, and Civil Govern ment. (b) Fridays Grammar, Physiol ogy, Geography, and Spelling. 3. Sources of Questions: (a) Civil Government Unlte States Constitution. (b) Geography State Course of Study: Redway and Hinman't Natural School Geography. (c) History List of topics from History Outline in State Course of Study and Current Events. (d) Language Buehler's Modern English Grammar, no diagram mlng. (e) Reading The teacher will send to the County Superintend ent the applicant's class standing In reading, which shall be taken by such superintendent as the ap pltcants standing on the subject. (f) Spelling Eighty per cent from Read's Word Lessons, and twenty per cent, from manuscript In Language. (g) Writing Specimens of pen manship as Indicated in copied matter and from manuscript in Language. Respectfully submitted, J. H. ACKERMAN, Supt. Public Instruction. The first Eighth Grade examina tion for the year 1909 will be held January 21-22. Teachers preparing classes for this examination wl'l please report to this office the number of applicants at TOWN PROPERTY FARM LANDS TIMBER LANDS STOCK RANCHES Property listed with me is unsolicited. The owners desire to sell. Consequently they are B A R G A I N S Now is the time to buy property in Enterprise. See me if 3'ou want a house or lot any location Good farm propositions in valley and out lying districts. Insure your live stock in the National Live Stock Insurance Company. You can not afford to take chances at the price it costs to insure your horses or cows. I have the best Standard Fire Insurance Com panies. Also the cheapest Mutual Company. W. E. TAGGART, Enterprise, least thirty days before above date. Respectfully, J. C. CONLEY, Supt. of Schools. Department of Public Instruction Salem CIRCULAR OF INFORMATION ' Giving the sources of examination questions for State and County pa pers, February and August, 1909. xl. Arithmetic, One-fifth from State Course of Study, four-fifths from Smith. 2. Civil Government, Strong St Schafer. 3. English Literature: February, 1909 A. One-half from texts: New comer's English Literature, and Newcomer's American Litera ture. B. One-half from the following classics: 1. Lowell, The Vision of Sir Launfal (Riv. lit. ser.) Hough ton, 25c, 22c. 2. Webster, The First Bunk er Hill Oration (Riv. lit. ser.) Houghton, 23c, 22c. 3. Scott, M arm Ion (Pocket Classics) Macmilllan, 25c, 22c. August, 1909 A. One-half from texts: New comer's English Literature, and Newcomer's American Litera ture. B. One-half from the following classics: 1. Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, (Riv. lit. ser.) Houghton, "25c, 22c. 2. Ruskin, Sesame and Lilies (Riv. lit. ser.) Houghton, 25c. 22c. 3. Carlyle, Essay on Burns and Burns' Poems (Pocket Classics) Macmlllan, 25c, 22c. The first figure Is the publisher's price, the second the price to schools contracted for between the Oregon Library Commission and The J. K. Gill Co. 4. Geography, One-fifth -from State Courses of Study, four-fifths from Redway & Hlnman, 5. Grammar, One-fifth from State Course of Study, four-fifths front Buehler. 6. History, U. S. One-fifth from State Course of Study, four-fifths from Buehler. 7. Orthography, Reed's Word Les sons. 8. Physical Geography, Tarr's New Physical Geography. 9. Physiology, Krohn, Hutchinson. 10. Reading, State Course of Study, White's Art of Teaching, Oral Reading. 11. School Law, School Laws of Oregon. 12. Theory and Practice, White's Art of Teaching. 13. Writing, Outlook Writing Sys tern, Tests in Writing. 14. Algebra, Wells: Algebra for Secondary Schools. 15. Bookkeeping, Office Methods and Practical Bookkeeping, Part I. 16. Composition, Herrlck & Damon 17. Physics, MUUkan & Gale: A First Course in Physics. , 18. Psychology, Buell. 19. Botany, Bergen: Elements of Botany. ' 20. Geometry, Wentworth: Plane and Solid Geometry, questions on Plane Geometry. 21. History, General, Myers: Gen eral History. An examination Is required upon the first thirteen subjects for a first grade County certificate valid, for three years; upon the first eighteen subjects for a State certificate valid for five years; and upon the twenty one subjects for a State diploma i valid for life. FIRE INSURANCE PLATE GLASS INS. STOCK INSURANCE Oregon.