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TWICE - A - WEEK WEDNESDA Y EDITION TWELFTH YEAR. NO. 91. ENTERPRISE, WALLOWA COUNTY, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 1911 EN1 CREDITORS? BRING PETITION A petition to abandon certain mort gage property In connection with the W. F. Rankin estate of Enterprise, bankrupt, was presented to Referee In Bankruptcy John S. Hodgln last; Mon day by several of the creditors In the proceedings. The amount Involv ed by this petition la about $8,04)0 and the mortgage reads $9,500. Mr. Rankin, who was In the sawmill and planing mill business here, went in to bankruptcy last November. EXECUTOR'S NOTICE. Notice is hereby given, that the un dersigned has been duly appointed and has qualified as executor of the last will and tes tament of Lazarus Wright, deceased; and all persons having claims against the estate of said deceased are required to pre sent the same with proper vouchers to said executor at his residence near Chlco, Oregon, or ,to his attorneys, Sheahan & Cooley, at their office in Enterprise, Oregon, within six months from the date of this, notice. Dated at Enterprise, Oregon, this the 15th day of March, 1911. JAMES WILLIAM ALFORD, . 31c5 Executor. Excellent Outlook For The Revival Many Attend Opening Services Last Sunday Expect To Have Large Chorus. The meetings opened at the Baptist church Sunday evening with a fine attendance. Many from the Chris tian church were present, B. F. Miller having very kindly withdrawn his ap pointment for that evening. -The revival has the stamp of genu ineness upon it. ' Two persons went forward Sunday to unite and two more Tuesday evening, all adults. Rev. B. F. Meredith and Rev. Sam uel Harris were present and assisted iu the meeting Monday evening prom ising hearty co-operation . of them selves and people so far as possible. The musical service is a special feature and It is hoped soon to form a large, and effective chorus. Mr. Reavls and daughter Mildred are as slating greatly with their violins. An attempt will be made to enlist all the musical people of the town who love to sing. The meetings close promptly each evening, giving everybody a chance to reach home by nine o'clock. The evangelist does not believe In pro tracted meetings that tire everybody out with the length or the number of services. The Catholic meetings closed with the lecture Tuesday "evening. Rev. Father Fleming has spoken to good sized audiences each evening in the court house, and on Sunday morning and evening the chapel car was crowded, the services being held there. Enterprise Press Print Is stamp of excellence. Notice it . WANTED. Men and teams wanted to haul lum ber. For particular see the E. M & M. Co. 70btf. Fresh cow to pasture for use of) part of the milk. Good care. Plenty of water. Address care of this office. MONEY TO LOAN State Funds loaned, 8 per cent. John P. Rusk. Atty. State Land B'd. Joseph FOR SALE. S. C. Rhode Island Red Eggs. $1 fo IS. C. J Sainford, Enterprise. 88b8 Matched team of horse. Well broke and true to pull. See Carl Roe or W. L Calvin, Enterprise. Ore. 83btf I will sell all or any of my town prop- ty at reasonable prices. W. W. Zurcher. Enterprise, Oregon. 40btf Sec. 36, 3 N- 44640 A. S E sec. 22, W NW seo. 23.SW14 SW ec. 14, 3 S 46280 A. 4btf J. S. Cook, Burns, Ore. Seed Oats that will grow. Don't you know oats play out? Get Selected, Tested SwedlBh Regenerated. Charles Down. Joseph. 88a8 All of my household furniture, con sisting of bedroom suites, dining room sets of quarter sawed oak. buffet, fan cy chairs, etc. Also piano, which will be sold on terms to suit purchaser, i Call at rooms over bank, or at bank. j A. J. Boehmer. FINE RECORD FOR BASKET BALL TEAM WALLOWA COUNTY HIGH TEAM QUITS FORTY-FOUR POINTS TO THE GOOD. The boys basket ball team of the W. C. H. S. have disbanded for the year. The games scheduled with Lostine and Wallowa High schools have been cancelled on account of the scarlet fever in those two towns. This team, although defeated in its first games, at last raised its points till it now stands 44 points to the good. The defeats were due to the want of practice and a coach. Read, captain, at right forward, heads the list in points, having a grand total of 81 made In five games. Cramer, at center, ranks second in points, having scored 20 in three games. Skaggs, manager, at left for ward, made a score of nine points in 4Vi games. French has a total of 8 points in Z games; Emmons and Brines at rg and !g secured six points respectively. Emmons play 3d 5 games and Brines 3 games. Berry played at center the first game and although he guarded well he failed to cage the ball. Read at foul basket shooting is ' a marvel. He caged 5 straight at Joseph, and 16 out of 18 at Enterprise. The games played are as follows: W. C. H. S. vs Joseph H. S. TV-22. W. C. H. S. vs Joseph H. S. .2022. W; C. H. S. vs Cove H. S. 1821. W. C. H. S. vs Wallowa H. S. 416. W. C. H. S. vs Lostine H. S. 4415. The team had 86 points scored against them, while they scored. 130 points, giving them a total of 44 point to the good. This is the teams first yeai at basket ball and if it plays together next year there is no doubt but that it will rank as the best team in Eastern Oregon, Candidates for the base ball squad have been " getting in shape, the past two weeks, and much good material is being developed. Almost all of last years team laj on hand and with careful attention to Inside work' of the game, combined with steady team work, the prospects for the school having a fast and snappy team are excellent, and some good games may be looked for. Plan To Aid All Northwest Fruitmen Systematic Method of Distribution Is Plan Of Walla Walla, Conference. To work out a systematic method of distribution for handling the $10, 000,000 fruit crop of the Northwest Is the purpose of the plan adopted at the horticultural conference re cently held in Walla Walla. It was attended by representatives of the leading growers of Washington, Ore gon, Idaho and Montana. They made considerable progress in forming a tentative organization which has1 been referred to the separate localities for approval. Heretofore, the various districts, all of which have a common Interest, have been In competition with each other. Frequently the re sults have been disastrous. Some markets have been glutted, while oth ers were overlooked. This condition grew out of the fact that the grow ers have let the situation handle them, instead of they handling the situation. It is not intended that the proposed central selling agency shall operate In restraint of trade. Us purpose is to advance the inter ests of the grower and consumer, bringing them closer together, by el iminating middlemen. It will bene fit the dealer by reducing speculative uncertainties. That Howard Elliott will not leave the Northern Pacific for the high of fice tendered him with the Gould lines. Is good news to the Northwest. President Elliott has always been a resourceful force for the advancement of the Northwest, being one of its best boosters. His long association with this section has given him practical knowledge, the loss of which would be felt. The Invitation to take charge of the Missouri Pacific la a high compliment to Mr Elliott's ab-! liity as a railroad executive i " I The Northwest Development Con - gress will be called into life in Se-j attle next September. The Seattle Commercial club has Invited all com mercial organizations In Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming to send delegates. Ways and means to promote the development of the Great Northwest will be considered. It is to be a mammoth boosters meet ing. At the same time, a carnival will be held for the entertainment of the visitors. President Taft will be invited to make an address.' ELK MOUNTAIN. Elk Mountain, March 12 Mr. and Mrs. Millard McFetridge gave a danct at. their home on Elk Mountain Fri day night. All present had a very pleasant time. Frank Reed has returned to Elk Mountain on a visit to his brother, William Reed. Patrlck Loftus came home Friday on account of 111 health. L. D. Roberts has taken his sheep to spring range. Vern Hedrick visited on Elk Moun tain Sunday. . John Reed has taken the sheep of Mr. Loftus to spring range. : Z. Grlsell was quite seriously ; In jured whUe hauling logs recently. ANOTHER ELK. Newsy Notes By ; The Imnaha Kid School Closes On Account of Scarle tina Personals of Popple Along the River. Imnaha, March 3 Mrs. C. E. Lew is' little two year old boy Delbert has scarletina (or thought to be) at the residence of George Strumbaugh. Little Marie Denny is broken out and confined to her bed with sc irle tina. School closed for this term Thurs day, March 2, on account of ( the breaking out anew of scarletina. Miss Wilson departs for her home In Enterprise on tomorrow's stage. She was well liked and will be mis sed from the. community. -.-. . Miss Mildred Hamilton came down from Fruita on this (Friday's) stage. We understood the battling of tin pans to say that the double bridal party passed on up the river. Rough and Reddy is as badly mis taken as to my tea drinking as about the weather. Postum, brother, pos tum, or cold water for "Kid." Roy Simmons took a load of J. A. Denny's I household effects to Enter prise during the week. He returned quite ill with sore throat and fever. Mrs. "Bige" Arnold and babe and Mrs. Susie Wilson were guests of Airs. J. A. Denny on Wednesday. Bert Sprague, Sr., and A. F, Arnold made a business trip to Joseph dur ing the week. Mrs. Susie Wilson and Mrs. Alice Bell spent Saturday night and Sun day with Mrs. Arnold. We have had a mild and pleasant winter but we have not suffered from heat or sultriness. 8-YEAR OLD IMNAHA KID. Show New Line For the Women. . Williamson's Style Shop has a splen did assortment of new spring and summer models. With a splendid: new assorted stock of the latest styles the Williamson Millinery Apartment is making arrangements for a big opening next Friday and Saturday. The store will be open to the public on these days and every lady In the city Is Invited to call and look over the stock and get acquainted wilth the season's newest designs. Mrs, Williamson states that the small close-fitting turbans and suit case hats will be much In vogue this year while the collapsible frames are favorites. For trimming black and white effects, offset with a touch of coral, predominate, while bead effects etc., are much In evidence. Later flowers In profusion will be In demand Guaranteed satisfaction from a brand new stock selected by expert milliners is assured every customer by Mrs. Williamson who extends a per-j sonai Invitation for every lady to vis it her store sometime during Friday and Saturday, March 17 and 18. Fair Store, Enterprise, Oregon. Here Is the way an exchange duns Its subscribers: "if you hava fre quent fainting spells, accompanied by chills, cramps, corns, bunions, chil blains, epilipsy and Jaundice It Is a sign you are not well, but liable to die any minute. Pav mir nun. 'yourself solid for a good obituary notice." u ttu u inn inuft niHKP T ADVANCE IN EIGHT YEARS PRESIDENT BECKWITH SAYS CHICKEN BUSINESS TO BE MOST PROFITABLE. Portland, March 14. After a care ful and exhaustive study of market conditions in the Pacific Northwest during the past eight years, Presi dent Harvey Beckwlth of the Port land Commercial club makes the startling statement that prices paid to farmers for eleven different arti cles of food, all necessities, advanc- ed 31.4 per cent between April, 1902, and October. 1910. and he backs un his statement . by quotations from market reports published in Portland during that period. "These figures," said President Beckwlth, "indicate that Portland ia a high priced market for farm pro duce, and the high prices are direct ly chargeable to the great increase in consumption over production. The demands of a rapidly growing popu lation have more than kept pace with the increase in the quantity of essential foodstuffs sent to mark et by the farmers of the state, and this condition! lfc one that is not like ly to be changed for a long time, If ever, and the situation is. a very inviting one to the producer. "In the table of prices submitted are two items to which I desire to call particular attention-r-eggs and poultry. There i& no good reason why the Pacific Northwest should not produce eggs and chickens enough to fully supply the local demand and thus relieve the wholesalers from the necessity of ordering carload af ter carload from the Middle West. There is absolutely no danger of overproduction In these lines, in. fact there is little prospect that the sup ply will ever exceed, or even equal, the demand. ' "Let us assume that there are 0000 farmers In Oregon and that at the present time each farmer Is keeping an average of 20 hens. It is prob ably fair to estimate that each hen will raise, during the coming summer, a brood of ten chickens and during the balance of the year will lay 12 dozen eggs. The chickens should cer talnly be worth CO cents each when ready for market, and the eggs will sell at a minimum price of 25 cents per dozen, a total of $8.00, and the farmer still has the original hen. An addition of only one hen by! each far mer, on this basis, will amount to $4C 000 annually and, if given the time and attention this important indust ry deserves, the net returns: from: the poultry yards of the state may) eatrffy exceed those from the wheat fields." Farmers Union Met In Lostine Thursday Officers Elected For Wallowa Coun ty Local Item Clipped From the, Joseph Herald. The Farmers Educational and Co-operative union met at Lostine yester day and elected the following; officers for Wallowa county: H. B. Davldhiz ar of Joseph, pres.; E. O. Allen of Lostine, vico-pres.; J. A. French of Enterprise, secretary and treasurer; John Woods of Lostine, chaplain; Mr. Gaston, Wallowa, conductor; T. Sher od of Wallowa, doorkeeper. Exocutlve board Aaron Wade of Joseph, Or vllle Poley of Lostine, II. N. Williams of Wallowa. Boone Chllders, who moved his fam ily to Lostine last summer, will move back to Joseph soon. He has rented the Lozler residence In the southern part of town. Ernest Thdrsen, a well known busi ness man of La Grande, was In town this week figuring upon erecting a large business building In Joseph, to be used as a furniture store. After a brief Illness with scarlet fever, Ruby; the 11-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Boner of Al der Slope, died Tuesday at 11 o'clock. Ruby was an unusually bright little girl and a great favorite with all of her school mates, and her loss Is a sad blow to the heartbroken par ents. The burial took place Wednes day in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Mrs. Clarence Bare has returned to her home on the Imnaha, after; a pleas ant visit here with her sister, Mrs. Max Wilson, GREA ' Mr. and Mrs. F. D. McCully are expected home tomorrow from their t.alifonila trip. Mr and Mrs. Ed Rumble arrived home last week. Joe Taylor and family have moved buck to their ranch near Minam, where Joe owns a saw mMl. Hla sis ter, Mrs. S. C. Golf, returned home with them. Mr. and Mrs. Fred MeCiilly's bright litle son Kerinit has been sick for several aa.vs with appendicitis, but it la thought an operation Is unneces sary at this. time. The fine large room in the rear of Jennings rooming house is being fit ted up for a restaurant, to be open ed about April 1. Rev. Elliot will arrive in Joseph next Wednesday to begin a series of revival meetings in the M. E. church. It is rumored that X. Michelod in tends to erect a fine two-storv brick business block in Joseph this summer I w. A. Bodmer of La Grande is in town visiting his brothers, A. R and Vern McCully and Boudan shipped sever al more carloads of sheep to Port land this. week. P. O'SulIlvan of Pendleton was here visiting at the home of his daughter. lira. . v. Uowman, a couple of uuys tnisi week. Pleasant Surprise Party One of the most delightful surprise parties ever enjoyed in the town was that given Monday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Page, in honor of Grandpa and Grandma Rich whoi let Wednesday for Nampa, Idaho, where they will spend the- summer at the home of his sister, Mrs. Rodrlouez The following persons with their fam ilies, were present, and all enjoyed a very pleasant evening. Including a nne supper: Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Me wain, Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Roup, Mr. and Mrs. George Gowing, Mr. and Mn Frank Gowing, Mr, and Mrs. H. Thorn p son, Mr. and Mrs. J, A. Blevans Mr. and Mrs Nick Musty, Mr. and Mrs Thos. Rich, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Rich, Mr. and airs. L. Gitsehlag, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Page, Mr. Nathan Craven, Mr J. M. Thompson. Nothing To Compare With Old Wallowa , The Chapman district has a "Boost er club. At a recent meeting of the literary society, the following vers- es entitled "Advice to Homeseekers" were read and so much appreciated by the boosters of that community, they were sent to the county paper for publication. The poem was writ ten by Edgar Woods: From Snake river to Rondowa You can search our country through. And you'll find that old Wallowa Is the best that you can do. Lands there be that are more level And more pleasant to the sight, But 'tis here that livestock revel In bunch-grass that's out of sight. It is true that there are drawbacks, But please show the land to me Where we find that naught is lacking And from all discomforts free. True the squirrels are bad in summer But we're only passing through v hat each part of all our broad land Underwent when still but new. Then the nights are cool and pleasant, When the grain we have to reap, When all day we've nobly labored We can rest in peaceful sleep. And we have our snow in winter: t . il . . .. j-nBieii iu ins jingnng Dells While the shouts and merry laughter A world ofapture tells. And our scepery for its grandeur Rivals any in the land: Many leagues you'll have to travel Ere you find one half as grand. When you travel o'er our county, See its rivers, lakes and streams, See the crops we harvest yearly, xou will bide among these scenes. Lake Wallowa is as pretty As you'll find 'neath Alpine hills. While the climate here will cure you VI a multitude of ills. While the streams that flowing seaward Clear as crystal, cold as ice Harbor trout, and juRt the angling is lor you the only price. So if you perchance are looking For a place to settle down Here's the place to try your fortunes And success will be your crown. CHURCH SERVICES. Catholic: Rev. Father Heuel will conduct mass and preach a sermon at tl:e Enterprise church at 10 a, m., Sunday, March 20. Everybody Invited. I BUREAU WORK TO HELP HAVE IMMIGRATION COMMISSION ER BUT LOSE APPROPRIA- TION NEW SETTLERS Portland, March 14 Officials, of the Oregon Development League, who had worked for the passage of the bill providing for a state Immigration commissioner, were non-plussed when Governor West announced he would veto the measure. They succeeded, however, in Inducing him to change his mind by waiving any claim to the $25,000 appropriation the bill carried, so that the law will give the state the benefit of the United States Im migration Bureau work In placing de sirable immigrants on the Oregon lands. Lacking the necessary appropriation to carry on the work, public spirited citizens of Portland will shoulder the expense. The passage of the law will at least provide for state indorsement of promotion literature that shall be Issued to attract immigration and this will make this matter authora tlve so it will carry more weight and at the same time guard against boom er matter. This will be for the bene fit of the whole state and not any section alone. A state book, showing Oregon's advantages, will be issued under the seal of the new commis sioner. The first organized party of set tiers, to come to Central Oregon by the new railroad now In operation into the interior arrived during the past week and took possession of the Baldwin ranch of 30,000 acres at Hay Creek which they have bought. There were twenty-five In the party, which traveled la Bpecial car from the East. The newcomers will be gin the development of their prop erty at once and the big ranch will be cut up Into email farms in ord er to bring It up to the maximum of production. ' Tom Richardson father of the Ore gon Development League, who was active for years la publicity work in this wtate, has accepted an Invi tation to vlfllt Baltimore from March 6 th to 20th, at a large salary, to ad vise the Greater Baltimore Commit tee and assist in raising a promo Hon fund of 500,000. This money will be used in bidding for trade in the South. Mr, Richardson will re turn shortly to Oregon, but will make addresses In a number of Eastern cities this spring. A suggestion comes from Polk county that people of the whole state might adopt with profit. A family recently came there from the East, bought a farm and intended to live there permanently. After a time they sold their land and returned to the East. The reason was that no body visited them, their neighbors did not seem to know of their exist ence and the newcomers quit the state In disgust. The Dallas Item izer has the right Idea when It says: If you want newcomers make them feel at home." Recent events illustrate In a strik ing way the advantages of the Ore gon climate. The first was. the plant. Ing of roses in Portland parks on Washington's Birthday, and the sec ond was the Multnomah club swim In the ocean at Gearhart. Such stunts as these call attention to the mild winters of the Northwest and attract people here from the frig Id East. NEW 8AW MILL AT LOSTINE. W. W. Winning, Lindsey Hammock and John T. Bowman are In the city today from LosMne. Messrs Ham mock and Bowman are starting a saw mill six miles south of Lostine and they have 1,000,000 feet of logs In the yards ready to start sawing Monday. They are having their necessary re pairs for . the mill made by the La Grande Iron works. La Grande Ob serer, March 13. OREGON Pratt Literary Closes. The literary at Pratt school house closed last Friday night after a successful series of meetings. The high school question was debated and at the conclusion of the debate Prof H. K. Shirk of Wallowa county high school, gave a very Interesting talk on the school question. The so ciety Is now rehearsing for an enter, talnment and box social to be given Friday evening, March 31. Always good news In ads.