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a a a a a a '. ,-jL , , 4; oCi.-'.- Ji"'f" a a R a a a a a a n u a a 1 2 OWN k a PcapaaannnDBDqnqBaagnaangnriayngpnnnpDPppq Oitj and County Brief News Items Ex-Sheriff Blakely made a business ' trip to Wallowa, Wednesday. Mm. h. J, Coverstone of Wallowa cam up Wednesday for a short vis It with friends. Dr. C. A. Ault reports a boy born to the wife of A. H. Sassor, St. Pat rick day, March 17. Colonel Graves was at Wallowa Sat urday on business with tbe forest of rloe. C. P. Ragsdale shipped three car loads of sheep" to the Portland mar ket, Saturday, '' Ed McGlothlen of Sutherland, N'ebr. Is looking over the country In . this vicinity with a view to Investing here. 0. H. Brady has bought a lot on , East Park street of John Calvin' and will build himself a home on K oon. Q. W. Franklin received last week a. registered Barred Plymouth Rock rooster to add to his flock of fine chickens of that breed, Mr. and Mrs. C. G tomka, who had been visiting his uncle, Frank Hamblen, and family, loft Saturday (or their home at Chewelah, Wu. At a called meeting of the council Thursday morning, a motion prevail ed to allow the county to put In nn 8 foot concrete walk around theVourt house, with 3 foot lawn and 1 foot 4 concrete ourb, making 12 feot In all. The marshal was ordered to se'l the old walk, and It was hauled away on Suturday so that grading of the court house yard could begin. F. 8. Bramwell, manager of the su gar factory, returned to I Grande Saturday after several days spent In tha valley. He found the farmers in the vicinity of Wallowa apathetic la regard to sugar beet culture, and Indeed no Interest manifested except in tha upper valley, on Alder Slope, and Prairie Creek. The meeting that was to have been held Saturday, March 18, has been postponed two weeks. A deal which has been pending for soma time was consummated the first of the week when Win. Dalsly of En terprise purchased the barber shop at this place of George Willott Mr. Dalsly has a barber shop in Enter prise but will probably move here in the near future and take charge of tola. hop. , At present Harry William- s: flQflnunnunnnaann W. ALWAYS son Is In charge of the shop here. Lostlne Reporter. Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Holmes went to Portland, Saturday, for a stay of several days. Mr, and lip. Gene Hay lias have moved Into their new home recent ly erected on. East Grant streetf . Attorneys J. A,. Burleigh, D. W. Shea han and O. M Corkins went to La Grande Friday morning on legal busi ness. We have received an account of a sensational "hold-up" with a liquid pistol, but as the writer didn't sign the communication and gave no name or dates this wonderful story will not reach publicity In these columns. Queer, Isn't it? how modest some peo ple are about news Items, Harry Nottingham has rented his farm six miles east of town' to Ralph Staggs, and ' on Wednesday left for The Dili lea and Portland where Mrs, Nottingham and baby have been for some time. He will be gone several weeks and then return to close up his affairs here. Mr. Staggs and fam ily have 'moved onto the Nottingham ranch from Ant Flat, where they re sided the last year. At a called meeting of the council Thursday night it was ordered that all schools, theatres, dances, church es, Sunday schools and public meet ings of all kinds be closed and pro hibited for two weeks, and all chil dren under 16 be kept off the streets. This order, was made because' of the three light .cases of scarlet fever as It la thought an ounce of prevention 1 better than tons of cure. The house and families aw under strict quar antine and it Is hoped by these strin gent measures taken at the very start to avoid an epidemic such as prevails in other towns in the val ley. Probate Record, March 16. Guardianship of Eva Agnes Williams. Order settling and allowing guardian's account. March 14. Will of Lasarus Wright admitted to probate. J. V, Alford appointed executor. Estate valued at $17;0. 8. T. Tlppett, E, H. Hln ton and Januu Daugherty appointed appraisers. ' March 13. Estate ofWm. Hollo way. Friday, April 14 fixed as date of final settlement. Marriage Licenses. March 15 Reuben H. Danly, 21, farmer, Enterprise-; Edua Sturllug, SI, EuterprUe, pprdpppi aster .Fr We show the styles and Stetson and us"1 We have the style Hat YOU Like to Wear J. FUNK - & COMPANY THE QUALITY STORE ( UP-TO-DATE - , NEVER A MINOTE BEHIND- Revise Premium ' List County Fair Directors Met Saturday and Increase Number Classes Fat Stock Prizes. The board of directors of the Wal lowa County Fair met In this city Fri day and revised the premium list for the coming year. The number of classes was Increased and the total amount paid as premium si will be con' slderably more than last year. j ine premium list will be published In pamphlet form and be ready for distribution not later than May -. It is hoped and expected that a lot of special planting for the fair will be done! this spring. An importanat new feature was de cided on at Friday's meeting.- Liber al prizes will be given for fat stock, and this will no doubt prove one ol the most interesting features of the fair. Directors present at Friday's meet ing were C. A. Hunter, Wallowa; J. H, Dobbin, Prairie Creek; Sam Wade, Lostlne; Carl Whitmore, Alder; W. R. Holmes, B. B. Boyd and A, C. Mil ler, Enterprise; W. C. Dorrance of Crow Creek was unable to be present owing to Illness In his family. SHERIFF TURN8 OVER $27,358 TO TREASURER. Sheriff yMarvln. turned over S27 3C6, 64 to Treasurer Franklin Satur day. This was the second turnover by the sheriffs office, one of S532.6! having boon made about 10 day a pre viously, Wednesday, March 15, was the last day on which rebates on taxes were paid. It Is estimated the tax paid In time to secure the rebate does not quite equal that of. last year. The O-W-R & N. Co. paid its tax es the first of the week. The amount was $12,772.36. All the big timber companies have paid. Treasurer Franklin has received two n'ce little sums from the secretary of state the percentage of fees for the year ending June 30, 1910, of the Wallowa National Forest, amounting to 13297.09, and the U, S. 6 per cent of land sales, $473.66. Half of the forestry fees money goes to the coun ty school: fund and half to the road fund. :;-; rjfl nsHLiaQEi season's newest all staples in . ' ' ' Gordon Hats mm&Kt HOME TELEPHONE CO. ' ' BUYS OUT ITS RIVAL. lF. I. Vergere of the Home Indepen dent Telephone company Informs US' that the! deal Jong pending for the purchase of the Pacific States .lines la Wallowa anS Union counties was closed, Friday, and the Home has tak en over .all local business lu the two counties. The principal change in this coun ty is that the long distance lines are cut into the Home centrals Mms giv ing long distance service to tha Home patrous. The" P. S. had few local i DhOnOs in thin vnllov fnr a Innxr tme ' A' La Grando. the P s had a bIg i0Cal exchange antl that will be taken over by the Home Independent. v' Another Farm Line. , The ' farmers in the ' Leap country and between there, and Enterprise are organizing. to extend their local line from the F. W. HeHkett farm to this city. Council has ordered a sidewalk put down on the north side of Green wood street from the Sheppard Mor gan property to the County High 6chool building, POSSIBILITIES OF AIRSHIPS. (New York Sun.) Wilbur Wright, who Is In Washing ton, thinks the world has grown too optlmlstlp about the possibilities of travel by .aeroplane. "It will be nearer 2,000 years than two," said Mr, Wright, "whdn we shall be able to fly from Washington to New York in an aeroplane. In two hours. t is almost impossible to esti mate the speed that can be attain ed by a flying machine. I would un dertake to build a machine that could fly at the. rate of 100 miles an hour, but I would not want to operate it. Many years will elapse before the. aeroplane will be used for trans portation. It cannct supply the fe- qulrements that aro furnished by rail-; and the money would be more divided roads. Its greatest use lies In the j among stockmen, field of sports and military opor- E. B. McCarry rode, an outlaw horse atloas. Flying through the air Is a ! of Chas. Young's last Sunday. He great sport and no moro dangerous 1 did some fierce sunflsh bucking but than automohiling. j Ed rode him straight up and quirt- The tragic deaths of If oy and j ed him every Jsmp. There were Mqlsant, I presume, may retard the ' about U spectators there ta eeo development of the aeroplane to ' hhn riae. -some extent, but It will go forward. The grass is growing so fast 1t Public sentiment and laws will mtat- hasn't got time to turn green. But nilxe the danger of tho flying ma- tercupa have beea In bloom for two chine.'. These influences will check ' wesks. '.. " the recklessness of the aviator." ' RUFF A RXDDY. uu a Mail Carrier and,' Cowboy Aged 92 William Dotson -of" Lower Imnaha Still Active As Men of Forty Years. ' ' ; V Imnaha, March 14". Wu, Dotson from lower Imnaha was-"visiting in this vicinity for a week or more. , Chas, McAnulty passed through town Wednesday on his way to "En terprise after 'seed grain for C.'"E. Young, . . . i r Eb Brumbach went to theButtes last week to visit his mother and sisters and bring seed grain and sup plies for his cow camp.' '' ' ' ' Wm Dotson Is packing jthe mall from Imnaha to Lightning. for Leon nard Foster who has a sick child and could not leave. Bill is probacy tfie oldest mall carrier and cow puncher In tbe northwest, supposed to be 92 years of age and as active as most men at 40. He stays at the J. M. Blakely ranch on lower Imnaha and helps take care of the cattle there during the winter 'season. , ' Gus Stumbaugh,. the new road- sup ervisor, has beenlxlng up the' road from the bridge down- He has wid ened the road at th". Luther Stumi baugh ranch which has been danger- ous for a long time. We are all well pleased with Mr. Stumbaugh for road boss. . .. James Stubblefield arid ' wife were visiting with his parents Sunday.' Coyotes aro nearly a' pest of the past. There isn't one where there were 10 a year ago. Tha government hunters are certainly clearing them up, but it would be much cheaper for the government to pay $10 bounty and people would take more Interest In capturing them and! would probably get rid. of as many coyotes. U would not be so expensive to Uncle Sam sis a a a n a a EJ P P P P P P Q a n n a u p p p p p wi fe 5 CI a a -a & -P P ' ""t3'- ' p : a p a a " p a: a- ",p; p.., . .p .... ... p s o a C E E D 0 n . HELPFUL' HINTS FOR : ; , , . , 'THE BUSY HOUSEWIFE. After peeling apples ..drop them in V "to cold water. This will prevent their s' becoming discotaredj .. ' . To suit both those who like beef- 0 steak, rare arid' well done, cut it .in;i . two , and partly cook one piece be-, .lore putting the other, one on.' v- Washing la,rap chimneys by immers' , Ing them In water of ten makes ' them -brittle. A safer 'way .to clean them Is-to hold them for a' few minutes oyer a steaming kettle. Then polish them" briskly, with soft .cloth, " 1 ) , To keep" clotbW1, from freezing to the line put a handful of salt in. the "last rinsing 'water. f, J Hang a shoe-brush up . in front of ' the Iron scraper, and try to get the v men in the habit of using if to take off thei mud the scraper leaves. It seems as if almost anybody coult' bake. an. apple so. thatrlt. would be nice eating; but here 'is a' way that is extra good: ' 'With a narrow bladed knife take out tlr core, fill the hole with .sugar,., set the apple into the -oven .In a di ah that will hold water and keep plenty of waiter around' it' "' until it is soft, and it wijl heyit for anybody to eat.' farmor or kLug."" ." ' .. Raw . potatoes are better .or fry- ing than ' cooked ones. Silce them ' -very thin.. Into cold water; have a fry ing pan well covered with boiling-:' hot fat; throw the potatoes; iri with ;. all the watoV that" will adhere to them It . lightens and puffs them.; " Season, and ' turn over them another , frying pan. Lift It often and turn V tho bottom ones on top. - When near-' ' ' ly done take, off the covering pan ! and let them brown. . ' i V';;!'.-; : .. ; IV! A INT SlUUbNIS " -EARN THEIR WAY. r (Continued from first page.) last resort for students of proven worth.. No--security Is required? of the student, but It is expected that the amount will be repaid at the "earl" liest possible date, that other deserv- lug young men and women may rot 'j be deprived of a sinillar lift on their road to an education, i , 1 . ; 1810 O. A. C. Plans Reunion in 1915. f , O. A. C. graduates of the class of .' 1910 are already busy with plans for a bi. reunion at the ; college; in ' 1915 when members now scattered in. Korea ; India, the Philippines, - and various j states , of. , the Union, will return, to-! their Alma plater, i A .bulletin which i will contain a directory -of the class is In preparation, '" " " '" '